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DIRECTOR PAGE TODDLER WITH HEROIN-SOTVO
SHOW OPEN-CLIP CAR INTO SALON-trx SOTVO
TOSS TO MATT-SS (2) E-AniBX GARBAGE TRUCK COUPLE-VO
LEE CO ANIMAL CRUELTY CASES-REM LIVE TARGET PHOTOSHOP FLAP-VO-WIPE
LEE CO ANIMAL CRUELTY CASES-PKG TARGET PHOTOSHOP FLAP-SOTVO
LEE CO ANIMAL CRUELTY CASES-REM LIVE TEASE TWO-2 SHOT
FGCU STUDENT DIES IN PEDESTRIAN AX-VO TZ2 A) SHOTS FIRED HOME-SOTVO-WIPE
NYC EXPLOSION-trx VOPLASMA TZ2 B) DOTTIE SANDUSKY-VO
NYC EXPLOSION-PKG ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
NYC EXPLOSION-OC FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
CO CARJACKINGS-trx VOTOPS, OC CHARCO SHOTS FIRED HOME-trx SS
CO CARJACKINGS-PKG CHARCO SHOTS FIRED HOME-PKG
CO CARJACKINGS-OC DOTTIE SANDUSKY-VO-WIPE
FL MOVIE SHOOTING-VO DOTTIE SANDUSKY-SOTVO-WIPE
FL STROLLER SENTENCE-trx VOTOPS DOTTIE SANDUSKY-SOTVO
MISSING PLANE LATEST-trx VO-WIPE PISTORIUS TRIAL TODAY-VO
MISSING PLANE LATEST-SOTVO GENERAL MOTORS PROBE-VO-WIPE
OBAMA UKRAINE PRESIDENT-VO GENERAL MOTORS PROBE-SOTVO
OBAMA JOB APPROVAL-trx VOTOPS ZIMMERMAN PARENTS-VO
FL RUBIO JURY DUTY-NATSVO TEASE THREE-2SHOT
WORLD WIDE WEB-VO-WIPE TZ3 A) COLLIER RAT PROBLEM-SOTVO
WORLD WIDE WEB-SOTVO AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
TEASE ONE-2SHOT COLLIER RAT PROBLEM-trx 2SHOT
TZ1 A) TODDLER HEROIN-VO-WIPE COLLIER RAT PROBLEM-BNR-PKG
TZ1 B) TARGET PHOTOSHOP-VO SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC  


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO MATT-SS (2) E-AniBX


WE ARE COVERING TWO CASES OF ANIMAL CRUELTY IN LEE COUNTY--

TWO DOGS WITH DIFFERENT OWNERS RESCUED BY ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS

BOTH SEVERLY MALNOURISHED WEIGHING ONLY HALF OF THEIR NORMAL BODY WEIGHT.

THE DOGS SO WEAK, THEY COULD HAVE DIED AT ANYTIME.

NBC2'S MATT WRIGHT IS LIVE WITH HOW IT HAPPENED, AND WHAT IS NEXT FOR THESE TWO DOGS. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO ANIMAL CRUELTY CASES-REM LIVE


BOTH DOGS ARE NOW BEING NURSED BACK TO HEALTH --

ONE WITH A FOSTER FAMILY.

CHINA -- HERE AT THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY DOING MUCH BETTER THAN SHE WAS WHEN SHE FIRST CAME HERE.

THE PICTURES ARE DISTURBING. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO ANIMAL CRUELTY CASES-PKG


TWO DOGS -- AND TWO CASES OF ANIMAL CRUELTY.

THESE PICTURES SHOW STARVING. EMACIATED CHINA AND BELLA.

AUTHORITIES SAY THEY WERE IN THIS CONDITION FOR WEEKS.

SOT

RIA BROWN: 20:01 you're just horrified and it seems to be unexplainable how someone could look at an animal and watch it starve to death for weeks and months on end. 20:11

AN ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER SAYS HE FOUND CHINA TETHERED IN THIS NORTH FORT MYERS HOUSE.

SHE'D RECENTLY GIVEN BIRTH TO PUPPIES.

AND ALL THE DOGS HAD WORMS.

NATS OF PLAYING WITH CHINA TODAY

TODAY -- CHINA AND HER PUPS ARE IMPROVING --

HER OWNER FACES AN ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGE.

Billy DOUGLAS/OWNER

33:36 she's a thin dog, she's a mutt.

HE CALLED THIS A MISUNDERSTANDING.

BILLY DOUGLAS/OWNER

33:14 When we called and took her to the vet there was no way for us to be able to give her any worm medicine or anyhting until after she was done nursing 22

LAST WEEK ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS FOUND TERRIER "BELLA" ROAMING NEAR HER HOME IN LEHIGH ACRES.

erika chavez/neighbor

28:12 12 its sad to hear ppl can do that to the dogs 17

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MATT STANDUP

30:20 "THIS WASN'T BELLA'S FIRST TIME ON THE STREETS--ANIMAL SERVICES PICKED HER UP SIX MONTHS AGO. AT THE TIME SHE WAS NEARLY DOUBLE THE WEIGHT" 27

THEY FITTED BELLA WITH THIS MICROCHIP. THAT LED AUTHORITIES TO HER OWNER. WHO CLAIMED THE DOG WENT MISSING.

SOT

RIA BROWN/LEE CO DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES

22:51 every animal that leaves here leaves with a microchip 55 BUTT TO

23:22 that helps us track not only who the owner is but their history 26

BOTH DOGS ARE BEING NURSED BACK TO HEALTH.

OFFICIALS WARN THEY SHOULD NEVER HAVE GOTTEN TO THIS POINT IN THE FIRST PLACE.

SOT

Erika Chavez/neighbor

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LEE CO ANIMAL CRUELTY CASES-REM LIVE


ANIMAL SERVICES SAYS THEY DO PROVIDE FREE FOOD TO PET OWNERS WHO RECEIVE GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE.

AND SHELTERS CAN OFFER HELP TOO.

WE'RE LIVE IN FORT MYERS, MATT WRIGHT, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


FGCU STUDENT DIES IN PEDESTRIAN AX-VO


TONIGHT -- WE'VE LEARNED THE PEDESTRIAN KILLED EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING IN A SOUTH FORT MYERS CRASH WAS A STUDENT AT FGCU.

22-YEAR OLD JESSE WOODYARD OF DUNEDIN WAS A JUNIOR, MARINE SCIENCE MAJOR.

THE CRASH HAPPENED AT US 41 AND ISLAND PARK ROAD.

ONE DRIVER WAS ABLE TO SWERVE AND AVOID HITTING WOODYARD --

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NYC EXPLOSION-trx VOPLASMA


RIGHT NOW, FIREFIGHTERS IN NEW YORK CITY ARE PREPARING TO SEARCH THROUGH THIS RUBBLE.

THEY HOPE TO FIND AT LEAST 10 PEOPLE STILL MISSING AFTER A GAS LEAK EXPLOSION CAUSED TWO BUILDING TO COLLAPSE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY KNOW THE EXPLOSION AND FIRE KILLED AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND MORE THAN 25 OTHERS INJURED. Return to index of stories...


NYC EXPLOSION-PKG


A SMOLDERING PILE OF BRICK AND METAL IS ALL THAT'S LEFT OF TWO EAST HARLEM APARTMENT BUILDINGS.

"People that were living in the building. they flew out when the blast hit and it knocked everybody into the debris."

PEOPLE SAY THEY FELT THE BLAST A MILE AWAY.

"My windows. I heard BOOM.and my windows rattled. I ran out of the apartment 'cause it sounded much closer than it was."

"I'm on the 12th floor so its pretty high up for the building to be shaking. I've never heard or felt anything like that before."

THE EXPLOSION SCATTERED DEBRIS INTO THE STREET, ONTO NEARBY BUILDINGS. EVEN ON TO THE ELEVATED TRACKS OF THE ADJACENT METRO NORTH RAILROAD.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 9:30 IN THE MORNING.

THE BUILDINGS THAT COLLAPSED WERE FIVE STORIES TALL AND CONTAINED A CHURCH AND PIANO STORE ALONG WITH APARTMENTS.

"It's all gone. there's no building left at all."

NEW YORK MAYOR BILL DEBLASIO SAYS SOMEONE REPORTED A GAS SMELL IN THE AREA. CREWS ARRIVED TO INVESTIGATE JUST MOMENTS AFTER THE EXPLOSION.

From what we know now, the only indication of danger came 15 minutes earlier when a gas leak was reported to ConEd."

ONCE THE FIRE IS OUT, FIRE FIGHTERS WILL START POURING THROUGH THE RUBBLE, LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO MIGHT BE TRAPPED. Return to index of stories...


NYC EXPLOSION-OC


LAST JUNE -- THE CITY ISSUED A PERMIT FOR ONE OF THE BUILDINGS TO REPLACE ITS GAS LINES. Return to index of stories...


CO CARJACKINGS-trx VOTOPS, OC


A DRAMATIC POLICE CHASE THIS MORNING IN THE DENVER AREA -- AFTER A MAN STOLE A CAR WITH A CHILD INSIDE.

THE GUY CAR JACKED TWO MORE VEHICLES DURING THE CHASE THAT SPANNED 75 MILES --

AT SPEEDS UP TO 100 MILES PER HOUR.

NBC'S LEANNE GREGG PICKS UP THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


CO CARJACKINGS-PKG


nats - "That's the guy that police suspects in that car, possibly with a four year old boy."

A BIZARRE RUSH HOUR CHASE THROUGH THE DENVER METRO AREA INVOLVING THREE STOLEN VEHICLES -- ONE OF THEM WITH A CHILD INSIDE.

THE DRIVER , 28-YEAR OLD RYAN STONE CLIPPED OR HIT MORE THAN HALF A DOZEN CARS DURING THE CHASE -- AS A NEWS HELICOPTER CAPTURED IT ALL ON VIDEO.

nats - "he's bailing. oh no hes taking another car, he's car jacking another car."

IN THIS BRAZEN MOVE, HIS THIRD CAR-JACKING -- STONE BUMPED A WOMAN'S VEHICLE, FORCED HER OUT AND DROVE AWAY.

IT ALL STARTED NORTH OF DENVER IN LONGMONT COLORADO AT THIS CONVENIENCE STORE.

Standup Leanne Gregg - Longmont, Co.

"A woman had left her vehicle running, went inside for a few minutes and watched in horror as her car with her 4 year old child inside drove away."

STONE TOOK OFF IN HER SUV AND HEADED SOUTH AT DANGEROUSLY HIGH SPEEDS.

HE LATER BUMPED A GOLD VAN, PULLED OUT THE DRIVER, STOLE THE VEHICLE AND CONTINUED TO FLEE. THE 4 YEAR OLD, STILL IN PAJAMAS WAS LEFT IN THE FORD AND LATER RE-UNITED WITH HIS MOTHER.

sot Martha Rodriguez - Mother

"I don't know, it's crazy"

DURING THE CHASE, STONE STRUCK A STATE TROOPER SERIOUSLY INJURING HIM.

SOT John Morrissey KOAA Radio Traffic Reporter

"one of the troopers that was on the right hand side threw stops sticks out, it looked to me like the suspect swerve towards him, he tried to jump out of the way, the suspects vehicle hit him and knocked him over the guard rail"

POLICE ARRESTED STONE AFTER HE CRASHED THE FINAL CAR, JUMPED OUT AND RAN, BUT WAS CORNERED AT A FENCE.

AN END TO A WILD SERIES OF EVENTS.

LEANNE GREGG, NBC NEWS, LONGMONT, COLORADO. Return to index of stories...


CO CARJACKINGS-OC


STONE HAS A LENGTHY CRIMINAL RECORD -- THAT INCLUDES CHILD ABUSE, ASSAULT AND DRUG OFFENSES. Return to index of stories...


FL MOVIE SHOOTING-VO


A RETIRED TAMPA POLICE CAPTAIN -- CHARGED IN A DEADLY MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING -- WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A SPEEDY TRIAL TODAY.

71-YEAR OLD CURTIS REEVES DID NOT SHOW UP IN COURT.

HE CLAIMS SELF DEFENSE AFTER KILLING A MAN IN JANUARY DURING A FIGHT OVER TEXTING INSIDE THE THEATER.

REEVES IS IN JAIL ON NO BOND. Return to index of stories...


FL STROLLER SENTENCE-trx VOTOPS


THE MOTHER OF A JACKSONVILLE TEEN -- CONVICTED OF MURDERING A BABY -- WILL SERVE 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR TRYING TO GET RID OF THE MURDER WEAPON.

POLICE SAY THE WOMAN TOSSED THE GUN USED BY HER SON INTO A LAKE.

HE WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR SHOOTING A 13-MONTH-OLD BABY DURING A FAILED ROBBERY. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE LATEST-trx VO-WIPE


THERE MAY BE A BREAKTHROUGH IN THE SEARCH FOR A MISSING MALAYASIAN AIRLINES JET.

A CHINESE SATELLITE FOUND WHAT THEY CALL "A SUSPECTED CRASH AREA" AT SEA.

INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW HEADING TO THAT AREA TO GET A CLOSER LOOK.

FOR FAMILY OF THE 239 PEOPLE ON BOARD -- THE WAIT IS EXCRUCIATING. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE LATEST-SOTVO


IRENE BURROWS, PARENT OF PASSENGER

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"There is no news whatsoever; it's just disappeared off the face of the earth. If we could just find some wreckage or something. It would be a help probably

TODAY -- WE LEARNED THE PILOT'S LAST RECORDED WORDS SHOWED NO HINT OF DANGER.

HE SIMPLY TOLD TRAFFIC CONTROL -- "ALL RIGHT. GOOD NIGHT." Return to index of stories...


OBAMA UKRAINE PRESIDENT-VO


PRESIDENT OBAMA SAT DOWN WITH THE UKRANIAN PRIME MINISTER AT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY -- JUST DAYS BEFORE A CONTROVERSIAL REFERENDUM IN CRIMEA:

VOTERS WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO STAY A PART OF UKRAINE --

OR JOIN RUSSIA.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SAYS THE VOTE VIOLATES INTERNATIONAL LAW.

TOMORROW -- A BI-PARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS WILL TRAVEL TO UKRAINE TO MEET WITH THE INTERIM GOVERNMENT. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA JOB APPROVAL-trx VOTOPS


PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS THE LOWEST JOB--APPROVAL RATING OF HIS PRESIDENCY.

ACCORDING TO A NEW NBC NEWS-WALL STREET JOURNAL POLL -- IT'S DROPPED TO 41-PERCENT.

BUT THE PRESIDENT'S NUMBERS ARE STILL BETTER THAN THE G-O-P AND THE TEA PARTY.

27-PERCENT OF AMERICANS VIEW REPUBLICANS IN A POSITIVE LIGHT.

ONLY 23-PERCENT SEE THE TEA PARTY FAVORABLY. Return to index of stories...


FL RUBIO JURY DUTY-NATSVO


NO AVERAGE DAY FOR SENATOR MARCO RUBIO.

HE REPORTED FOR JURY DUTY AT THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COURTHOUSE.

Sen. Marco Rubio/ Florida

1:24-

"I don't think I've been here since I was a legal intern."

THE FLORIDA REPUBLICAN WILL NOT BE SITTING ON ANY TRIAL.

HE WAS EXCUSED AFTER A FEW HOURS. Return to index of stories...


WORLD WIDE WEB-VO-WIPE


TODAY MARKS AN IMPORTANT DATE IN MODERN HISTORY -- THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB.

THE WEB MADE THE INTERNET MORE ACCESSIBLE -- CHANGING THE WAYS WE USED PERSONAL COMPUTERS.

NOW, WITH APPS AND SMART PHONES -- IT CAN DO JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING FROM EVERYWHERE --

FOSTER FRIENDSHIPS, SELL GROCERIES, GIVE MEDICAL ADVICE

AND EVEN FIND LOVE. Return to index of stories...


WORLD WIDE WEB-SOTVO


Jason Tanz/Executive Editor, Wired

"At this point it's hard to conceive of our life without the web. We wouldn't even recognize it."

Tim Berners-Lee/Invented the World Wide Web

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"There is no way that any of us working on it could have dreamed it would become this big."

PEOPLE OFTEN MISTAKE THE WORLD WIDE WEB FOR THE INTERNET.

IN SIMPLE TERMS --

THE INTERNET IS A NETWORK OF CONNECTED COMPUTERS.

THE WORLD WIDE WEB LETS THOSE COMPUTERS SHARE INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


A TODDLER SHOWED UP AT A DAYCARE -- WITH MORE THAN 45 PACKETS OF HEROIN.

IF THAT'S NOT SHOCKING ENOUGH -- FIND OUT WHAT THE SCHOOL DID THAT HAS PARENTS OUTRAGED.

PLUS -- IT'S BEING CALLED AN EPIC PHOTOSHOP FLOP.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHY A TARGET SWIMSUIT AD IS STIRRING UP BIG CONTROVERSY. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) TODDLER HEROIN-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) TARGET PHOTOSHOP-VO


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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TODDLER WITH HEROIN-SOTVO


A TWO-YEAR-OLD BOY SHOWED UP AT DAYCARE WITH 48 PACKETS OF HEROIN.

NOW, OTHER PARENTS ARE OUTRAGED.

PARENTS -- MOS

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"And my babies are in there. Mind you, he endangered his own children, on top of mine. I don't appreciate that."

38-

"Yes, it's a shock. Do you see my face?"

THIS HAPPENED IN NEW JERSEY.

A TEACHER FOUND THE DRUGS AND CALLED POLICE.

THEY ARRESTED THE THE BOY'S FATHER. Return to index of stories...


CAR INTO SALON-trx SOTVO


NO SUPER -- TOO QUICK

Osiel Jimenez/Customer

"I just heard - it was extremely loud. I looked up, truck was coming through, busted in"

23-

"I was just waiting. I guess I got lucky."

AN S-U-V CRASHED INTO A BARBER SHOP IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA -- PINNING A CUSTOMER AGAINST THE COUNTER.

YOU CAN SEE --

THE OWNER JUMP OUT OF THE WAY.

THE WOMAN BEHIND THE WHEEL SAYS SHE SWERVED TO AVOID ANOTHER DRIVER WHO CUT HER OFF --

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GARBAGE TRUCK COUPLE-VO


A HOMELESS COUPLE AND THEIR DOG HAD QUITE THE SCARE THIS MORNING IN WASHINGTON -- THEY GOT THROWN INTO A TRASH TRUCK.

THE DRIVER FOUND THEM AFTER HE SAW BOXES FLYING OUT THE BACK OF HIS TRUCK.

TURNS OUT --

THE MAN AND HIS DOG HAD BEEN SLEEPING IN A DUMPSTER.

LUCKY FOR THEM --

THE DRIVER HAD JUST STARTED THE ROUTE AND ONLY USED THE COMPACTOR ONCE. Return to index of stories...


TARGET PHOTOSHOP FLAP-VO-WIPE


TONIGHT -- TARGET IS UNDER FIRE FOR A PHOTOPSHOPPED AD FEATURING A YOUNG SWIMSUIT MODEL.

TAKE A LOOK --

THERE'S A SLICE TAKEN OUT OF HER RIGHT SHOULDER BLADE.

BUT THE MOST GLARING PART --

THE GAP NEAR HER THIGHS -- FUELING THE DEBATE OVER BODY IMAGE AND MARKETING.

EATING DISORDER EXPERTS SAY SOME YOUNG GIRLS ARE MAKING THE GAP THEIR GOAL. Return to index of stories...


TARGET PHOTOSHOP FLAP-SOTVO


Hailee Perez/High School Senior

1:13-

"A thigh gap is like when you are standing straight up and you have your feet together and your knees together and there is like a gap between your thighs. girls just dont want their thighs to touch"

THE PHOTOS HAVE BEEN TAKEN DOWN.

TARGET SAYS IT WAS A MISTAKE AND APOLOGIZED FOR THE AD. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


WE'RE TRACKING A MANHUNT TONIGHT IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE ON A HOUSE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY -- WITH A WOMAN AND THREE CHILDREN INSIDE.

"I was in my bedroom and then I heard this BOOM! Then I heard this car like it was taking off from some place!"

WHO DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR AND WHY NEIGHBORS TELL US -- THEY'RE LIVING IN FEAR.

PLUS -- THE WIFE OF JERRY SANDUSKY SPEAKS OUT ONLY TO NBC NEWS.

WHAT CAUSED HER TO BREAK DOWN INTO TEARS. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) SHOTS FIRED HOME-SOTVO-WIPE


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TZ2 B) DOTTIE SANDUSKY-VO


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ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

COOLER WEATHER ON THE WAY

Wednesday featured partly sunny skies and a few scattered showers north of Ft. Myers as a cool front works through the area. The scattered showers will diminish this evening, with temps falling into the 70s. Skies will clear out overnight, with lows in the low 60s.

Behind the front, much cooler air will push into the region. We'll see almost total sunshine on Thursday, but despite the sun highs will only climb into the low 70s. Expect a very cool Thursday Night, with lows falling into the mid and upper 40s.

We will start a warming trend to close the work week. Sunshine will again bathe the region on Friday, with highs back in the upper 70s. A few locations inland will likely push into the low 80s.

The weekend is looking 50/50, with the better day being Saturday. Mostly sunny skies will prevail on Saturday, with highs back in the low 80s.

On Sunday, more moisture returns the region. This will result in increasing clouds and the chance for a few scattered showers. Highs on Sunday will push into the mid 80s.

Unsettled weather is looking likely as we head into next week. We'll see plenty of cloud cover with day-to-day chances of scattered showers. Right now, it looks like the best chance for rain will be Monday. Highs next week will hold in the low 80s. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO SHOTS FIRED HOME-trx SS


WE'RE TRACKING A MANHUNT IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY FOR A CONVICTED FELON -- WHO DEPUTIES SAY WAS INVOLVED IN A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING.

YESTERDAY AT THE CORNER OF AZALEA AND RIDGEWAY IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

NBC 2'S LUCAS SEILER TALKED WITH SEVERAL WITNESSES TODAY -- WHO SAY THEY SAW THE MAN PULL THE TRIGGER. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO SHOTS FIRED HOME-PKG


NAT car

GLASS SHATTERING AND CARS SCREECHING -

Witness "I was in my bedroom and I heard a big boom!"

THAT SOUND JOLTED THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AFTERNOON -

"Then I heard this car like it was taking off from some place!"

WITNESSES, CHOOSING NOT TO SHOW THEIR FACE ON CAMERA IN FEAR OF RETALIATION, TELL NBC2 THEY SAW A MAN FIRING SHOTS INTO THIS HOUSE.

ANOTHER EYEWITNESS STOPPED US IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR INTERVIEW - FEARFUL OF WHAT THE SUSPECT MAY DO NEXT.

IT'S 24-YEAR-OLD CRAIG BARRA - A CONVICTED FELON WHO INVESTIGATORS SAY PUT A MOTHER AND THREE CHILDREN AT RISK.

Debbie Bowe, CCSO "She was inside with her children, she checked to make sure her children were okay, came outside in time to see two people who she knew."

THAT WOMAN TELLS US SHE SAW BARRA JUST LAST WEEK WITH HER HUSBAND AT A BARBECUE.

THEY DIDN'T ARGUE.

SHE SAYS HER DAUGHTER WAS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS HOUSE DURING THE SHOOTING - YOU CAN SEE HOW CLOSE THAT IS TO WHERE BULLETS ENTERED THE VEHICLE.

"It's a shame is what it is… that woman over there had three little kids and if she knew those drivers, they knew she had children, so it wasn't no game."

NOW, THE SEARCH IS ON FOR BARRA AND HIS WIFE, ALYSSA FISHER, WHO WITNESSES SAY WAS WITH HIM DURING THE SHOOTING.

AS LOUD AS THIS NEIGHBORHOOD WAS YESTERDAY, UNFORTUNATLEY PEOPLE HERE SAY IT'S NOT SURPRISING - AND PROBABLY WON'T BE THE LAST TIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS.

"To me, what I thought was, another typical day on Azalea! Charlotte County is a trip! Come live in Charlotte County everyone!"

REPORTING IN PC, LS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


DOTTIE SANDUSKY-VO-WIPE


IT'S THE CASE THAT TORE APART THE PENN STATE COMMUNITY.

FORMER ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH JERRY SANDUSKY IS SERVING 30 TO 60 YEARS IN PRISON FOR CHILD ABUSE.

HIS WIFE OF 37 YEARS -- DOTTIE SANDUSKY -- SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY TO NBC'S MATT LAUER -- FOR THE FIRST TIME FROM HER STATE COLLEGE HOME.

SHE STILL BELIEVES HER HUSBAND IS INNOCENT. Return to index of stories...


DOTTIE SANDUSKY-SOTVO-WIPE


Dottie Sandusky/Jerry Sandusky's Wife

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There was nothing that went on. Because I was here. It was, like-- I mean, I will take you downstairs and let you see the basement. It is not a dungeon. It is not what those kids said.

DOTTIE SANDUSKY SAYS SHE THINKS THE VICTIMS LIED TO GET MONEY.

SHE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THE IMPACT ALL OF THIS HAS HAD ON HER FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


DOTTIE SANDUSKY-SOTVO


"It's been tough. It's been rough on them. Some of our grandchildren are old enough that they know what's going on. And they've been told what's going on. And-- and they know that their grand-- they know who their Pop is and what he was. And-- we've had-- some of our children have lost their jobs, whether it's because of this or not or it just happened, I don't know."

DOTTIE SANDUSKY VISITS HER HUSBAND ONCE A WEEK.

SHE SAYS THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TOUCH EACH OTHER.

JERRY SANDUSKY HE IS APPEALING HIS CONIVCITION. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TRIAL TODAY-VO


OSCAR PISTORIUS LAUGHED IN COURT TODAY DURING FORENSIC TESTIMONY ABOUT THE BATHROOM DOOR.

THE OLYMPIC TRACK STAR CLAIMS AFTER HE SHOT HIS GIRLFRIEND -- HE PUT ON HIS PROTESTIC LEGS AND USED A CRICKET BAT TO BREAK DOWN THE DOOR.

BUT POLICE SAY BY THE LOOKS OF THE MARKS, THAT WASN'T THE CASE.

AT SOME POINT -- PISTORIUS IS EXPECTED TO TAKE THE STAND IN HIS OWN DEFENSE.

HE SAYS HE MISTOOK REEVA STEENKAMP FOR A BURGLAR. Return to index of stories...


GENERAL MOTORS PROBE-VO-WIPE


THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS LAUNCHING AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE NATION'S LARGEST AUTOMAKER.

LAWMAKERS WANT TO KNOW WHEN GENERAL MOTORS KNEW ABOUT A IGNITION SWITCH PROBLEM -- THAT CAUSES SOME CARS TO TURN OFF UNEXPECTEDLY.

THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN LINKED TO AT LEAST 13 DEATHS AND 31 CRASHES. Return to index of stories...


GENERAL MOTORS PROBE-SOTVO


JAY CARNEY/WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY

"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a formal investigation into whether GM shared the information they had about this issue as quickly as they should have."

LAST MONTH -- GENERAL MOTORS RECALLED 1-POINT-6 MILLION CARS FROM 2003 TO 2007.

BUT LAWMAKERS WANT TO KNOW -- WHY THE DETROIT AUTOMAKER DIDN'T ISSUE A RECALL SOONER. Return to index of stories...


ZIMMERMAN PARENTS-VO


GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S PARENTS HAVE FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST COMEDIAN ROSEANNE BARR.

THE COUPLE CLAIMS THEY HAD TO MOVE OUT OF THEIR HOME TWO YEARS AGO -- AFTER SHE TWEETED THEIR ADDRESS --

AND THEY SAY THEY'VE BEEN IN HIDING EVER SINCE.

BEFORE ZIMMERMAN'S ARREST FOR MURDER -- BARR SAID SHE WOULD GO TO THE HOME AND GET HIM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


A WARNING TONIGHT FROM HEALTH AND WILDLIFE OFFICIALS IN COLLIER COUNTY -- ABOUT RAT POISON.

Joanna Fitzgerald, Von Arx Director

12:18:09-:12

"To go out and find this, it just is so shocking."

TONIGHT -- NBC 2 UNCOVERS THE POISON IS BLAMED FOR KILLING PROTECTED BIRDS.

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TZ3 A) COLLIER RAT PROBLEM-SOTVO


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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COLLIER RAT PROBLEM-trx 2SHOT


RAT POISON IS BEING BLAMED FOR SEVERAL RECENT ANIMAL DEATHS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

OFFICIALS SAY TWO OF THE VICTIMS WERE FROM A PROTECTED SPECIES.

NBC 2'S BRYAN ANDERSON FOUND OUT THE POISON CAN HAVE A DOMINO EFFECT ON THE FOOD CHAIN. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER RAT PROBLEM-BNR-PKG


FIRST IT WAS JUST NATURE.

JOANNA FITZGERALD, VON ARX DIRECTOR

12:18:24

THAT HAPPENS. THEY'RE LEARNING TO FLY.

THEN THIS PAIR OF BABY GREAT HORNED OWLS FELL OUT THEIR NEST AGAIN.

JOANNA FITZGERALD, VON ARX DIRECTOR

12:22:31

IT'S JUST WOW, WHAT IS GOING ON?

BOTH FEDERALLY PROTECTED BIRDS DIED THIS WEEK.

AND SO DID A MOTHER POSSUM AND HER 6 BABIES.

THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAYS ALL SIGNS POINT TO RAT POISONING.

JOANNA FITZGERALD, VON ARX DIRECTOR

12:19:45-:49

THERE WAS BLOOD THROUGHOUT THE BODY CAVITY. THE LUNGS WERE FULL OF BLOOD.

VON ARX HOSPITAL DIRECTOR JOANNA FITZGERALD TELLS US THERE'S A BETTER OPTION.

STANDUP

12:30:01-:07

A LIVE TRAP USES ACTUAL FOOD, NOT POISON TO ATTRACT AND CAPTURE THE ANIMAL.

BUTT TO

THE CONSERVANCY SAYS THAT IS SAFER FOR THE ONE CAUGHT INSIDE AND WHATEVER MAY PREY ON IT AFTER IT'S RELEASED.

JOANNA

12:26:42-:49

WHAT ABOUT BOBCAT THAT COMES ALONG AND EATS THAT RAT, OR THAT OWL, OR THE HAWK? OR YOUR DOG OR YOUR CAT?

OR YOUR CHILDREN?!

AROUND 10 THOUSAND KIDS EVERY YEAR ARE ACCIDENTALLY EXPOSED TO RAT AND MOUSE BAITS.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE U-S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY.

DEB MILLSAP, COLLIER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

12:36:54-:59

IT ACTUALLY CAN CAUSE BRUISING. IT CAN CAUSE ANEMIA. AND SO ANY PESTICIDE INCLUDING RAT POSION CAN BE SERIOUS.

COLLIER COUNTY PEST CONTROL COMPANIES WE SPOKE TO SAY RODENTS ARE ATTRACTED TO WATER AND HEAVY VEGETATION.

AND THEY DON'T DISCRIMINATE.

THOSE COMPANIES SAY EVEN HIGH-END NEIGHBORHOODS LIKE PORT ROYAL AND COLLIER'S RESERVE ARE HOT SPOTS.

TONIGHT, HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE ONE WARNING BEFORE YOU SET OUT THAT NEXT TRAP.

THINK TWICE.

DEB

12:37:50-:54

WHETHER YOU HAVE KIDS IN A HOME, YOU HAVE VISITORS, A NEIGHBORHOOD, WE WANT PEOPLE TO BE VERY AWARE.

IN COLLIER COUNTY, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


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ONCE AGAIN, MASKED GUNMAN TERRORIZE A FAMILY IN COLLIER COUNTY.

TYING A COUPLE UP, STEALING THEIR STUFF AND DRIVING OFF IN THEIR LUXURY CAR.

WE ARE LIVE AT SIX WITH NEW DEVELOPMENTS.

AND NBC2 JUST TALKED TO THE PARENTS OF THE BOY WHO BROUGHT MERCURY TO CLASS.

IT FORCED THE SCHOOL TO SHUT DOWN AND CAUSED A MAJOR HEALTH SCARE.

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