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ANCHOR SUPERS DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS
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DESOTO MERCURY-VOTOPS TRX OBX LEHIGH FAIR FOLO-REM LIVE
DESOTO MERCURY-REM LIVE LEHIGH FAIR FOLO-VO
DESOTO MERCURY-VO LEHIGH FAIR FOLO-SOTVO
DESOTO MERCURY-REM LIVE LEHIGH FAIR FOLO-REM LIVE
SOUTH BY SW CRASH-TRX VO PLASMA DESOTO MERCURY-VO PLASMA
SOUTH BY SW CRASH-PKG DESOTO MERCURY-TRX PKG
MISSING PLANE-TRX VO TC MON SOUTH BY SW CRASH-TRX SOTVO WIPE
MISSING PLANE-PKG SOUTH BY SW CRASH-SOTVO
GG HOME INVASION-TRX SS VO MISSING PLANE-TRX EBOX TOPS
LEE TDC MEETING-OC MISSING PLANE-PKG
LEE TDC MEETING-TRX PKG GG HOME INVASION-TRX SS VO
REUBIN ASKEW DEATH-VO LEE TDC MEETING-TRX VO
STOCKS STOCKS-OC TRX BIGBOARD
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT JC PENNEY TURNAROUND-TRX VOTOPS
TZ1 A) HARLEM EXPLOSION-VO PISTORIUS-TRX VO TC MON
TZ1 B) TODDLER SHOT WITH TASER-VOTOPS PISTORIUS-PKG
WEATHER-STC BONITA BIZ EXPO-SS
HARLEM EXPLOSION-TRX VO TC MON TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
HARLEM EXPLOSION-PKG TZ4 A) MOM KILLS BABY WITH HAND SANITIZER-VO
SHOOTING ARREST-TRX 2 SS TZ4 B) FL BEACH EROSION-VOTOPS
VT SNOW-VO WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
MD WIND-TRX VOTOPS POTHOLE KILLER-TRX O ANI
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP POTHOLE KILLER-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL FL BEACH EROSION-TRX VO
GM INVESTIGATION-OC FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
GM INVESTIGATION-TRX PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
CO CHASE UPDATE-VO PEDESTRIAN FATAL-TRX SS
WAFFLE HOUSE REWARD-TRX VOTOPS MOM KILLS BABY WITH HAND SANITIZER-VO PLASMA
ANIMAL ABUSE ARREST-TRX SS MOM KILLS BABY WITH HAND SANITIZER-PKG
TODDLER SHOT WITH TASER-OC UK FACE TRANSPLANT-VO
TODDLER SHOT WITH TASER-PKG IPHONE RETURN POLICY-OC
TODDLER SHOT WITH TASER-OC FACEBOOK ATTITUDE-VO
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT WHOLE MILK VS SKIM-VO
TZ2 A) DELIVERY ROOMS-VO COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
OBAMA OVERTIME-TRX VO WIPE B) MISSING PLANE-VOTOPS
KEYSTONE HEARING-VOTOPS SHOOTING ARREST-TRX 2 SS
DELIVERY ROOMS-2 SHOT PEDESTRIAN FATAL-SS TOPS
DELIVERY ROOMS-PKG ANIMAL ABUSE ARREST-TRX SS
TEASE THREE-2 SHOT MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
TZ3 A) MISSING PLANE-SOTVO CLOSE-3-SHOT
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DESOTO MERCURY-VOTOPS TRX OBX


DEVELOPING AT NOON -

FEDERAL AGENTS SWARM A HOME IN DESOTO COUNTY DEALING WITH WIDESPREAD MERCURY - CONTAMINATION.

HAZMAT CREWS ARE AT 215 SOUTH VOLUSIA AVENUE IN ARCADIA TRYING TO GET AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE SITUATION.

THEY SAY THIS IS THE SPOT - WHERE A CURIOUS CHILD FOUND AN ANTIQUE SCALE CONTAINING MURCURY.

HE BROUGHT IT TO SCHOOL WHICH IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL AFTER SPRING BREAK.

LET'S GET OUT LIVE TO OUR STEVE CAMPION ON THE SCENE.

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DESOTO MERCURY-REM LIVE


TALK ABOUT A FRIGHTENING SCENARIO -

MERCURY VAPORS COVERED THIS HOUSE.

E-P-A AGENTS SAY THE 8TH GRADER PLAYED WITH IT ALL OVER.

TAKE A LOOK -

YOU CAN SEE HAZMAT CREWS ARE WORKING HARD TRYING TO RID THIS HARMFUL ELEMENT FROM THE HOME. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO MERCURY-VO


THIS IS ALSO HAPPENING INSIDE DESOTO MIDDLE.

ON MONDAY, SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT KARYN GARY SAYS THE TEEN BROUGH THE MERCURY INTO HIS SCIENCE CLASS.

HE OPENED IT THERE AND ANOTHER ROOM -

TRIGGERING A MAJOR HEALTH SCARE, CLOSING CAMPUS, AND LEADING FEDERAL AGENTS TO DECEND ON THIS SMALL COMMUNITY.

SHE EXPLAINS - HE PULLED IT FROM AN ANTIQUE SCALE AND THOUGHT IT WOULD MAKE FOR GOOD SHOW AND TELL. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO MERCURY-REM LIVE


YOU CAN SEE THE CONSEQUENCES OF THAT DECISION -

HEALTH EXPERTS WARN MERCURY CAN HAVE SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS.

FORTUNATELY, NO ONE WAS INJURED.

HOWEVER THIS CLEAN-UP EFFORT COULD CONTINUE FOR DAYS.

WE DID SPEAK WITH THE BOY'S FAMILY -

THEY SAY HE DIDN'T KNOW HOW DANGEROUS THE ELEMENT CAN BE.

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SOUTH BY SW CRASH-TRX VO PLASMA


DEVELOPING IN AUSTIN TEXAS,

THE INVESTIGATING ON-GOING - AFTER A MAN AND WOMAN WERE KILLED THIS MORNING,

WE'VE LEARNED A SUSPECTED DRUNKEN DRIVER WAS TRYING TO AVOID AUTHORITIES, WHEN HE CRASHED THROUGH BARRICADES ATA POPULAR MUSIC FESTIVAL.

THE DRIVER PLOWED THROUGH DOZENS OF PEOPLE.

JAY GRAY REPORTS FROM AUSTIN. Return to index of stories...


SOUTH BY SW CRASH-PKG


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MISSING PLANE-TRX VO TC MON


NOW TO THE LATEST ON THAT MISSING JETLINER.

IT'S BEEN SIX DAYS SINCE A MALAYSIA AIRLINES PLANE VANISHED ON A FLIGHT FROM KUALA LUMPUR TO BEIJING,

THE FAMILIES OF THE MISSING PASSENGERS WAIT FOR NEWS AS THEIR ANGUISH GROWS.

KEIR SIMMONS REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE-PKG


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GG HOME INVASION-TRX SS VO


KEIR SIMMONS REPORTING.

DEVELOPING IN COLLIER COUNTY, INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW LOOKING INTO 4 SEPARATE HOME INVASIONS THAT HAPPENED IN A MONTH'S TIME.

THE LATEST - HAPPENED TUESDAY NIGHT INSIDE A GATED COMMUNITY - "THE ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS."

GUNMEN BARGED INTO THE HOME, HELD A COUPLE AT GUNPOINT AND BOUND THEIR ARMS AND FEET.

IN ALL FOUR VIOLENT CRIMES, THE VICTIMS WERE TIED UP.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR UPDATES ON THE SEARCH FOR those RESPONSIBLE. Return to index of stories...


LEE TDC MEETING-OC


A WHITE-OUT WINTER UP NORTH TRANSLATES INTO MORE GREEN FOR LEE COUNTY.

BED TAX COLLECTIONS SPIKED 19-PERCENT FROM JANUARY OF LAST YEAR.

NBC2'S NICK CILETTI REPORTS FROM BUCKINHAM FARMS WHERE THE TOURISM LEADERS MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT. Return to index of stories...


LEE TDC MEETING-TRX PKG


I'M HERE AT BUCKINGHAM FARMS WHERE THE MEETING JUST WRAPPED UP

AS YOU JUST MENTIONED -- BED TAX COLLECTION FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY WAS UP 19% OVER JANUARY OF LAST YEAR!

THE VCB SAYS THERE'S A LOT OF REASONS BEHIND THAT -- BUT THE MAIN MOTIVATING FACTOR AS YOU CAN IMAGINE IS THAT ROUGH WINTER OUR FRIENDS TO THE NORTH HAVE ENDURED!

TAKE VO

LET'S TALK DOLLARS AND CENTS HERE.

WE SAY 19% -- AND REALLY THAT TRANSLATES INTO ALMOST HALF A MILLION DOLLARS MORE IN BED TAX COLLECTION ACCORDING TO THE VCB

BUT THAT'S NOT THE ONLY AREA THAT'S UP

RSW IS ALSO BUSIER

THE AIRPORT SAW 3% MORE PASSENGERS IN JANUARY OF 2014 THAN IN JANUARY OF LAST YEAR

SOT

LAURA CHMIELEWSKI

DIR. OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

We are truly a different part of Florida our beaches aren't lined with high rises Our county is natural and beautiful and preservered and the citizens here know that and cherish that. That means a lot to the visitors as well

VO CONTINUES

VISITORS SPENT $51 MILLION DOLLARS MORE IN LEE COUNTY IN 2013 THAN THEY DID IN 2012.

THE VCB SAYS THAT NUMBER IS ONLY GOING TO SOAR HIGHER.

TAKE LIVE

THERE'S ALSO A "SAVE OUR SUMMER" CAMPAIGN STARTING SOON.

WHAT THE VCB WILL DO IS TARGET PEOPLE WHO ARE POSTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMPLAINING ABOUT THEIR BAD WEATHER

THOSE PEOPLE WILL THEN RECEIVE PICTURES AND OTHER PROMOTIONAL GIFTS LIKE TOWELS AND FLIP FLOPS TO ENTICE THEM TO COME ON DOWN TO SWFL.

HOW CAN YOU REFUSE THAT?

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REUBIN ASKEW DEATH-VO


PEOPLE TODAY REMEMBERING - FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR REUBIN ASKEW, WHO DIED EARLY THIS MORNING.

HE SERVED AS FLORIDA GOVERNOR FROM 1971 - 1979.

ASKEW SUFFERED FROM PNEUMONIA AND MOST RECENTLY A STROKE.

HE ALSO SERVED 15 MONTHS AS PRESIDENT CARTER'S TRADE AMBASSADOR, AND RAN FOR U-S PRESIDENT IN 1984.

ASKEW DIED AT TALLAHASSEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WITH HIS FAMILY BY HIS SIDE.

HE WAS 85 YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS


U-S RETAIL SALES REBOUNDED IN FEBRUARY AND NEW APPLICATIONS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS HIT A THREE-MONTH LOW LAST WEEK,

SUGGESTING SOME STRENGTH IN THE ECONOMY.

LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD.

RIGHT NOW THE DOW ___. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


WE RETURN TO HARLEM NEW YORK TODAY.

AT THE SIGHT OF THAT DEADLY GAS EXPLOSION.

THE DEATH TOLL IS RISING.

PEOPLE ARE STILL MISSING.

AS CREWS SIFT THROUGH THE RUBBLE OF TWO APARTMENT BUILDINGS.

AND A NEW WARNING TO PARENTS TO KEEP WEAPONS LOCKED UP.

AHEAD ON THE NEWS AT NOON - THE STORY OF A KANSAS TODDLER, NOW RECOVERING AFTER HER SISTER SHOT HER WITH A STUN GUN.

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TZ1 A) HARLEM EXPLOSION-VO


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TZ1 B) TODDLER SHOT WITH TASER-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


HARLEM EXPLOSION-TRX VO TC MON


THE LATEST NOW ON THAT DEADLY EXPLOSION THAT CAUSED THE COLLAPSE OF 2 APARTMENT BUILDINGS IN MANHATTAN.

RESCUE WORKERS FOUND MORE BODIES OVERNIGHT AND CONTINUE TO COME THROUGH THE RUBBLE.

THE DEATH TOLL NOW SEVEN - 60 INJURED.

RYAN SMITH REPORTS FROM HARLEM. Return to index of stories...


HARLEM EXPLOSION-PKG


DOZENS OF MANHATTAN RESIDENTS ARE WAKING UP WITHOUT A HOME.

A DEVASTATING EXPLOSION LEVELING THESE TWO, FIVE-STORY BUILDINGS ON

WEDNESDAY KILLING AT LEAST SIX, INCLUDING A PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER

AND A DENTAL HYGIENISTAND INJURING 64 PEOPLE, AMONG THEM TWO FBI AGENTS.

Radio Scanner/10:14:19: "we got two 5 story buildings uh totally collapsed

"

DOZENS REMAIN IN THE HOSPITAL.OR IN SHELTERS.WHILE A HANDFUL ARE STILL

MISSING.

SOT: New York City Mayor Bill Deblasio

"There's going to be a thorough search to try and find or locate each

individual."

RESIDENTS SAY THEY REMEMBER SMELLING WHAT THEY CALL "UNBEARABLE" GAS TUESDAY

NIGHT.

ALERTING ENERGY COMPANY CON EDISON THE NEXT

MORNING AT 9:13AM.

FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER A LARGE BLAST ERUPTED.

SOT Aisha Watts

13:47:41

The walls starting coming down /

13:47:52

I was so scared I didn't know what to do I said to myself I'm not gonna die

I've got 3 kids

TWO CONSTRUCTION WORKERS RUNNING TO THE SCENE TO HELP.RESCUING A YOUNG BOY

FROM THE RUBBLE.

SOT -- CONSTRUCTION WORKER

"He was just saying help. We just grabbed him and we brought him down to

the cops and we just went back."

THE BLAST SO STRONG, FLYING DEBRIS HALTED COMMUTER TRAIN SERVICE FOR HOURS

OVERNIGHT, THE RED CROSS SETTING UP IN THIS NEARBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HELPING

THE DISPLACED WITH FOOD, EMOTIONAL SUPPORT AND FINDING A PLACE TO STAY.

SOT JOSH LOCKWOOD/REGIONAL CEO AMERICAN RED CROSS IN GREATER NY

NO ONE THINKS THAT DISASTER IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THEM AND WHEN IT DOES

THERE IS A SENSE OF SHOCK.

WHILE HEAVY EQUIPMENT TRUCKS MOVE IN TO CLEAR DEBRIS, MANY RESIDENTS LEFT

WONDERING WHEN, IF EVER, THEY CAN GO HOME. Return to index of stories...


SHOOTING ARREST-TRX 2 SS


BREAKING NEWS AT NOON --

AN ARREST MADE IN A SHOOTING INVESTIGATION IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

DEPUTIES SAY 24 YEAR OLD CRAIG BARRA, JUNIOR WAS ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING AT A HOME IN PORT CHARLOTTE THAT HAD A WOMAN AND THREE CHILDREN INSIDE.

THE GUNSHOTS ACTUALLY HIT A CAR.

THEY'RE STILL LOOKING FOR BARRA'S WIFE, 18 YEAR OLD ALYSSA FISHER, WHO'S ACCUSED OF DRIVING THE CAR WHEN HE STARTED FIRING.

YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE IF YOU KNOW WHERE SHE IS. Return to index of stories...


VT SNOW-VO


WINTER WEATHER HAS WALLOPED PARTS OF VERMONT WITH HEAVY SNOW.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS EARLY MORNING VIDEO.

ROAD CREWS IN BURLINGTON ARE WORKING TO CLEAR THE STREETS.

THEY HAVE A TOUGH JOB AHEAD OF THEM.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS EVEN MORE SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO BLANKET THE REGION THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

PARTS OF THE STATE COULD SEE UP TO TWO FEET OF SNOW. Return to index of stories...


MD WIND-TRX VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

MARYLAND RESIDENTS ARE SPENDING THE DAY CLEANING UP AFTER STRONG WINDS ROLLED THROUGH THE AREA.

THIS WAS IN THE SCENE IN BALTIMORE WEDNESDAY.

RESIDENTS SAY THE STRONG WIND GUSTS SEEMED TO COME OUT OF NOWHERE.

AS YOU CAN SEE, A LARGE TREE BRANCH FELL ONTO AN SUV.

LUCKILY NO ONE WAS INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-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.

THE COOL DOWN IS COMING

This morning we start with temperatures in the mid 60s, but we will only warm into the lower 70s this afternoon despite sunny skies. Winds from the north-northeast will come in around 15 mph with gusts in the 20-25 mph range. Then through the night tonight temperatures will really take a dive under clear skies. Morning lows on Friday will be in the mid 40s in inland cold spots to the lower 50s at the beaches. That will be the coldest time period with this little cold spell. By Friday afternoon, a warming trend is already underway as temperatures will climb into the upper 70s with some of those inland hot spots touching the 80 degree mark.

For your weekend planning, Saturday looks great. We'll see mostly sunny skies and highs will reach into the lower 80s. By Sunday, there will be more clouds in the skies, and possibly even a shower, while highs reach into to the low to mid 80s.

In the longer range, it looks like a few days of unsettled weather for the start of next week. That means plenty of cloud cover along with the chance for a few showers. Highs will stay in the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


GM INVESTIGATION-OC


GENERAL MOTORS IS FACING EVEN MORE TOUGH QUESTIONS,

AFTER HANDING OVER UPDATED DOCUMENTS TO FEDERAL SAFETY REGULATORS IN THE WAKE OF A RECENT VEHICLE RECALL.

NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ REPORTS FROM G-M HEADQUARTERS IN DETROIT. Return to index of stories...


GM INVESTIGATION-TRX PKG


OVERNIGHT.FEDERAL REGULATORS RELEASED THE UPDATED TIMETABLE G-M JUST SUBMITTELAINING *WHAT* ANY KNEW AND *WHEN*.

THE C NOW SAYS IT FOOBLEM WITH AN IGNITIOSWITCH BACK IN *2001* DURRE-PRODUCTION OF THE SATURN ION. ND IN *2003*.RE REPORTS OF I SWITCH PROBLEMS LINKED TO IONS *STALLING

G-M HAD PREVD IT ONLY BECAME AWARE OF SISUES IN *2004*MONTH.G-M RECALLED MORE T-AND-A-HALF MILLION OLDER MOD COMPACT CARS.ING CHEVY COBALTS AND P-5s.

THE COMPANY NSUMERS TO AVOIKEYCHAINS BECAUSE THEY AUSE THE IGNITIOHES TO SHUT OFF ABLING POWER STEERING.MAKING ESS EFFECTIVE.AND DISARMING THS.

THE PROBLEM IS LINKEHS.

SO WHY TSED TIMETABLE THAT SUGGOPPED UP EARLIER THAT FIRST REPTED?

SAYS IT'S NOW CONDUCTING A MORE *IN-DEPTH*YSIS.AND THE AUTOMAKERESSINGT'S COOPERATING FULLY WERAL REGULATORS.

A G-M SPOSAYS.

"Today's GM is fully committed to learning from the past while embracingghest standards lity and performance now and in tture." Return to index of stories...


CO CHASE UPDATE-VO


GABE GUITERREZ REPORTING.

NOW TO THE LATEST ON THAT DARING POLICE CHASE IN COLORADO.

A MAN REMAINS IN CUSTODY AFTER VIOLENTLY STEALING A TOTAL OF THREE VEHICLES,

STRETCHING ACROSS THE DENVER AREA WEDNESDAY MORNING.

THE FIRST STOLEN VEHICLE HAD A 4 YEAR OLD BOY INSIDE.

HE'S SAFE TODAY WITH HIS MOTHER.

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PURSUIT,

A STATE TROOPER ON THE SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE WAS SERIOUSLY HIT.

EVENTUALLY THE DRIVER CRASHED AND RAN ON FOOT,

UNTIL OFFICERS BUSTED HIM MINUTES LATER. Return to index of stories...


WAFFLE HOUSE REWARD-TRX VOTOPS


NBC2 WITH A CRIME ALERT.

HELP POLICE FIND THE SUSPECTS BEHIND A STRING OF WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERIES.

CRIMESTOPPERS MORE THAN DOUBLED THE CASH REWARD FOR A TIP THAT LEADS TO AN ARREST.

RESTAURANT EXECUTIVES ARE KICKING IN SOME MONEY TOO.

THE CASH REWARD IS 35-HUNDRED DOLLARS.

THREE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WAFFLE HOUSES WERE ROBBED WITHIN A MONTH.

IN EVERY CASE, TWO MEN HELD EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS AT GUNPOINT. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL ABUSE ARREST-TRX SS


NEW AT NOON:

A FORT MYERS MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED AFTER POLICE SAY HE WAS BEATING HIS DOG WITH A 2 BY 4 OUTSIDE HIS HOUSE.

IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON ON DORA STREET.

POLICE SAY 19 YEAR OLD CHARLES WATSON STARTED THREATENING HIS NEIGHBORS AND SWINGING THE 2 BY 4 AT THEM WHEN THEY CALLED FOR HELP.

WATSON IS CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON.

THE INJURED DOG -- A PITBULL NAMED EIGHT BALL -- RAN AWAY. Return to index of stories...


TODDLER SHOT WITH TASER-OC


LISTEN TO THIS.

A TODDLER IN KANSAS IS RECOVERING AFTER HER FOUR-YEAR-OLD SISTER ACCIDENTALLY SHOT HER IN THE HEAD WITH A TASER PROBE!

JADE DeGOOD REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


TODDLER SHOT WITH TASER-PKG


THE CALL CAME IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

They found a 2 year old that had been shot in the head with a taser probe.

WICHITA POLICE SAY A 4-YEAR-OLD SISTER ACCIDENTALLY SHOT THE LITTLE GIRL.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT FILED AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

THANKFULLY. POLICE SAY ONLY ONE OF THE TWO PROBES HIT THE CHILD.

Thank goodness the whole electrical dose wasn't given, but there was that potential It does still have a shock and that had to be very painful.

DOCTOR AMY SEERY. A PEDIATRICIAN AT VIA CHRISTI. SAYS THERE ISN'T A LOT OF RESEARCH ON THE EFFECTS OF SUCH ELECTRICAL CHARGE BY STUN GUNS ON KIDS.

We would hope that that wouldn't cause lasting brain damage but we don't know. The bigger concern is if you stun the heart, the heart isn't supposed to be given that much electricity. You could send them into an abnormal rhythm that could be life threatening.

POLICE SAY THE TODDLER WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY. AND WAS HELD OVERNIGHT.

The brief inpulse may not immediately cause electrical activity, but they would probably have this child on what we call telemetry, we watch the electric activity of the heart continuously. And watching that overnight is reasonable." Return to index of stories...


TODDLER SHOT WITH TASER-OC


JADE DeGOOD REPORTING.

AUTHORITIES REMIND PARENTS TO LOCK UP ANY TYPE OF WEAPONS - SO CHILDREN CAN'T GET TO THEM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THIS?

SOME PEOPLE ARE CONSIDERING BANNING DAD FROM THE DELIVERY ROOM.

"Give her the epidermal now."

WHAT SEEMS LIKE NORMAL PRACTICE THESE DAYS,

IT'S A VERY REAL LEGAL FIGHT IN NEW JERSEY TODAY.

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OBAMA OVERTIME-TRX VO WIPE


HAPPENING THIS AFTERNOON AT THE WHITE HOUSE,

MORE MONEY FOR MILLIONS OF WORKERS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS EXPECTED TO ORDER THE LABOR DEPARTMENT TO EXPAND OVERTIME PAY REQUIREMENTS.

THE CHANGE IS INTENDED TO FORCE AMERICAN BUSINESSES TO PAY OVERTIME TO SOME WORKERS, WHO ARE CURRENTLY EXEMPT.

IT ALSO COMES AFTER THE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED A PLAN TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE. Return to index of stories...


KEYSTONE HEARING-VOTOPS


ALSO HAPPENING TODAY, THERE'S A SENATE HEARING ON THE KEYSTONE X-L PIPELINE.

THE PROPOSED PROJECT WOULD CARRY CANADIAN OIL SOUTH ACROSS THE GREAT PLAINS TO CONNECT TO GULF COAST REFINERIES.

THE PROJECT NEEDS FEDERAL APPROVAL SINCE IT WOULD CROSS A U-S BORDER. Return to index of stories...


DELIVERY ROOMS-2 SHOT


NOW TO A LEGAL FIGHT OVER FATHERS IN THE DELIVERY ROOM.

A NEW JERSEY JUDGE BANNED A FATHER FROM THE DELIVERY ROOM,

BECAUSE THE MOTHER DID NOT WANT HIM THERE.

RENNA NINAN REPORTS ON THE CONTROVERSIAL RULING. Return to index of stories...


DELIVERY ROOMS-PKG


DADS IN DELIVERY ROOMS.A PRETTY COMMON FIXTURE THESE DAYS - SEEN HERE IN

THE MOVIE KNOCKED UP.

"Give her the epidermal now."

BUT NOW A NEW JERSEY JUDGE HAS RULED THAT EXPECTANT MOMS HAVE THE LEGAL

RIGHT TO KEEP DAD'S OUT.

LAURA NUNNINK'S CLIENT. ESTRANGED FROM HIS BABY GIRL'S MOTHER. DIDN'T WANT

TO MISS HIS DAUGHTER'S FIRST MOMENTS.SO HE WENT TO COURT.

- N0004-294_1215

01:13:53 - "His main concern was seeing his daughter when she was born."

BUT THE JUDGE WENT ONE STEP FURTHER RULING IN FAVOR OF A MOM'S RIGHT TO

PRIVACY IN THE DELIVERY ROOM.

GFX:

**RETRACK** - 6 SECONDS

NOTING THE MOTHER IS NOT REQUIRED TO TELL THE FATHER SHE'S GOING INTO LABOR,

NOR REQUIRED TO ALLOW HIM INTO THE DELIVERY ROOM.

N0004-294_1215

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TEASE THREE-2 SHOT


REENA NINAN REPORTING.

SIX DAYS AND STILL NO ANSWERS.

I am upset, very very upset. I'm really hoping they will find this plane.

NEW AT NOON,

AS CREWS CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR THAT MALAYSIAN JETLINER,

FAMILY MEMBERS OF PASSENGERS ARE GETTING HIGHLY FRUSTRATED.

AND CHECK THIS OUT.

STREETS IN SUCH POOR CONDITION, YOU CAN SEE DOWN TO THE ORIGINAL COBBLESTONE!

JUST A NASTY SIDE EFFECT OF THE EXTREME WINTER.

NBC2 UP NEXT WITH THE SO-CALLED, POTHOLE KILLER. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) MISSING PLANE-SOTVO


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TZ3 B) POTHOLE KILLER-VOTOPS


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DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS


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LEHIGH FAIR FOLO-VOTOPS TRX OBX


NBC2 HAS MADE A SURPRISING DISCOVERY TODAY.

A CARNIVAL RIDE COMPANY THAT WAS TO BLAME FOR A MALFUNCTIONING RIDE AT

LAST YEAR'S SPRING FEST IN LEHIGH ACRES--- IS BACK.

THE RING OF FIRE INJURED FIVE KIDS.

WHAT'S CHANGED SINCE LAST YEAR?

LET'S GET THE ANSWERS FROM NBC2'S HOLLIE HOJEK.

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LEHIGH FAIR FOLO-REM LIVE


DESCRIBE CARNIVAL RIDES BEING SET UP

THE 9 DAY SPRING FESTIVAL KICKS OFF TOMORROW.

THERE ARE 20 PLUS RIDES BEING SET UP RIGHT NOW-

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LEHIGH FAIR FOLO-VO


I WANT TO SHOW YOU VIDEO FROM LAST YEAR.

IF YOU REMEMBER- 5 KIDS WERE INJURED AFTER THE RING OF FIRE RIDE MALFUNCTIONED.

AN FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REVEALED SOME SURPRISING PROBLEMS WITH THE

RIDE- LIKE SCREWS MISSING, BOLTS NOT TIGHTENED AND SECTIONS BENT AND

BROKEN.

THE STATE BUREA OF INVESTIGATIONS BLAMED THE COMPANY- MODERN

MIDWAYS--FOR NOT PROPERLY MAINTAININGTHE RIDE-- AND OPERATING IT WITH

A **KNOWN DEFECT.

LIKE WE MENTIONED THAT SAME CARNIVAL RIDE COMPANY IS BACK AT THE FEST AGAIN.

THE COMPANY IS BASED OUT OF CHICAGO-

ACCORDING TO REPORTS THEY HAVE A TRACK RECORD OF MALFUNCTIONING

EQUIPMENT OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS.

--NOW WE SPOKE WITH THE STATE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS WHO TOLD ME

THEY WILL HAVE *** THREE INSPECTORS OUT HERE--POSSIBLY BY THIS

AFTERNOON.

THEY WILL DEFINITELY BE OUT HERE TOMORROW--INSPECTING ALL OF THE RIDES.

THE STATE SAYS THE INSPECTORS **ARE AWARE OF THE RING OF FIRE ACCIDENT

LAST YEAR- AND HAVE A COPY OF THE REPORT. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FAIR FOLO-SOTVO


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LEHIGH FAIR FOLO-REM LIVE


ONCE AGAIN I ASKED THE PRESIDENT OF THE CARNIVAL COMPANY TO SPEAK TO

US --HE DECLINED, BUT SAID-- ALL OF OUR RIDES GO THROUGH

INSPECTIONS--- ALL OF OUR RIDES ARE SAFE.

REPORTING LIVE AT VETERANS PARK IN LEHIGH ACRES HH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO MERCURY-VO PLASMA


NEW DETAILS IN THE ON-GOING MERCURY INVESTIGATION AND CLEAN-UP IN DESOTO COUNTY.

DESOTO MIDDLE REMAINS CLOSED AFTER A STUDENT TOOK THE HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE TO SCHOOL.

AND TODAY, TWO HOMES ARE THE FOCUS OF CLEANUP EFFORTS.

NBC2'S SAM SWEENEY IS IN ARCADIA WITH NEW DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO MERCURY-TRX PKG


A MAJOR OPERATION UNDERWAY HERE IN ARCADIA-

I JUST SPOKE WITH EPA OFFICIALS THEY TELL ME THERE IS MERCURY ALL OVER THIS HOUSE WHERE THE BOY WHO BROUGHT THE MERCURY TO SCHOOL LIVES, HIS GRANDMOTHERS HOUSE AND DESOTO MIDDLE SCHOOL IS STILL BEING WORKED ON.

I WANT TO TAKE YOU UP IN THE AIR AND GIVE YOU A VIEW OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS FAMILYS YARD FROM THE ABOVE.

IN THIS PICTURE YOU CAN SEE TENTS AND WORKERS FROM THE EPA TRYING TO CONTROL THIS SITUATION.

WE KNOW MERCURY IS SPREAD THROUGHOUT THIS HOUSE.

YOU CAN SEE THE TENTS IN THIS PICTURE--- THEY ACT AS GREEN HOUSES. EVERYITEM IN THIS HOUSE MUST BE BROUGHT OUT AND PLACED IN THESE TENTS. THE TENTS WILL THE ITEMS UP--WHICH IF CONTAMINATED WITH MERCURY THEY WILL LET OFF VAPORS WHICH WILL SOUND ALARMS.

THEY ARE STARTING WITH CLOTHING, FURNITURE AND LOOSE ITEMS. NEXT THEY WILL GO TO CARPETS AND FLOORS.

THIS SAME SCENE IS PLAYING OUT AT DESOTO MIDDLE SCHOOL. AND WILL SOON HAPPEN AT THE GRANDMOTHERS HOUSE.

THE WAY THE EPA EXPALINED MERCURY TO ME--- IMAGINE LIQUID STEEL. ITS A METALIC SUBSTAND THAT DOES NOT ABSORB. SIMILAR IF YOU POURED WATER ON TOP OF GASOLINE. THATS WHY THIS KID WAS PLAYING IT WITH IT.

OFFICIALS TELL US IT WAS A KID BEING A KID--- HE WILL NOT FACE CHARGES.

EPA PFFICIALS SAY THEY HOPE TO HAVE THIS CLEARED AND THE FAMILY BACK IN THEIR HOME BY NEXT WEEK.

LIVE IN DESOTO COUNTY SS NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


SOUTH BY SW CRASH-TRX SOTVO WIPE


TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND SOME 2 DOZEN INJURED AFTER A CRASH AT THE SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST FESTIVAL IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

"I see two bodies up in the air. I see one on the windshield and one on the grill of the car and I just looked at them and from that point on he never stopped. He just kept hitting bodies. You could see them flying. Flying like bowling ball pins

POLICE WERE CHASING A SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER WHEN THE SUSPECT CRASHED THROUGH A BARRIER AND INTO A CROWD.

AT LEAST 23 PEOPLE WERE HURT, INCLUDING FIVE CRITICALLY.

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SOUTH BY SW CRASH-SOTVO


"You can not stop a person who decides that rather than face attempted drunk driving charges decided to flee at a high rate of speed go around a uniform officer forcing them to jump out of the way and then at a high rate of speed so total disregard for the sanctity of human life.

THE DRIVER IS IN CUSTODY AND FACES TWO COUNTS OF CAPITAL MURDER,

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MISSING PLANE-TRX EBOX TOPS


TODAY - MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES ARE DISPUTING A REPORT IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, THAT FLIGHT 3-70 COULD HAVE REMAINED IN THE AIR FOR FOUR HOURS, AFTER LAST CONTACT.

AT A NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY, MALAYSIA'S TRANSPORTATION MINISTER CALLED THE REPORT "INACCURATE."

SIX DAYS HAVE NOW GONE BY WITHOUT ANY ANSWERS.

AND THE UNCERTAINTY IS TAKING ITS TOLL.

SAIMA MOHSIN HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE-PKG


FRUSTRATIONS ARE STARTING TO BRIM OVER …

MAN SHOUTING IN MALAY THEN…"COME ON NOW" WALKS OFF SHOUTING

HE'S BEEN ASKED NOT TO SPEAK TO THE MEDIA

"Family, friends and next of kin have been flown to Kuala Lumpur by Malaysia Airlines and there are support groups on hand to help them through this difficlut time. But moments ago an elderly man who has lost his son on flight MH370 approached the desk and the consular team here and told them "we don't want your compensation. We want answers."

I SPOKE TO 60 YEAR OLD SELAMAT OMAR A SHORT WHILE LATER, HE IS VISIBLY AGITATED AND EXHAUSTED.

I am upset, very very upset. I'm really hoping they will find this plane.

HIS SON KAIRUL AMRI, IS JUST 29 YEARS OLD

"My son's a normal, happy guy. He called and told me he's going to Beijing, and less than 24 hours later it happened - the plane went missing."

I ASK HIM HOW LONG HE'S PREPARED TO WAIT HERE….

My plan is still to hope the authorities, Government and Malaysia Airlines can locate the plane as soon as possible. That is our biggest hope.

BUT I WILL WAIT, UNTIL MALAYSIA AIRLINES COMES OUT WITH ANSWERS.

BUT THOSE ANSWERS ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN.

6 DAYS IN THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT WORKING WITH THE FBI & MI6 AS WELL AS CHINESE INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES HAVE FAILED TO COME UP WITH ANY CONCRETE EVIDENCE OF WHERE THE PLANE MIGHT BE.

THE PLANE WAS TRACKED UNTIL ABOUT THE TIME IT WAS ENTERING VIETNAMESE AIRSPACE.

LOCATING IT TO THE EAST OF MALAYSIA OVER THE SOUTH CHINA SEA.

WE THEN LEARNED AN AIRCRAFT WAS APPARENTLY TRACKED BY THE MALAYSIAN MILITARY PRIMARY RADAR MAKING A TURN…AND HEADING WEST.

SUGGESTING FLIGHT MH370 COULD HAVE TRAVELLED WEST OF MALYSIA - TAKING THE SEARCH TO THE STRAIT OF MALLACA.

INSTEAD OF NARROWING THEIR SEARCH OPERATION, IT HAS EXPANDED EACH DAY

AND IT'S THE LACK OF KNOWLEDGE AND ANSWERS THAT IS LEADING TO THE KIND OF FRUSTRATION WE WITNESSED HERE.

"This morning they were supposed to give us the latest updates but they were late. And that's what made me really upset."

WHILE THE WORLD'S MEDIA WATCHES ON AND PUSHES FOR ANSWERS , SO TOO DO THE FAMILIES.

HELPLESS… BUT STILL…FULL OF HOPE

"My family is hoping they will find the plane and really hoping all on board are still alive. "

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GG HOME INVASION-TRX SS VO


DEVELOPING IN COLLIER COUNTY,

INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW LOOKING INTO 4 HOME INVASIONS THAT HAPPENED IN A MONTH'S TIME.

THE LATEST ONE HAPPENED IN THE ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS TUESDAY NIGHT,

A GATED COMMUNITY.

NAPLES POLICE TELL NBC2 GUNMEN BARGED INTO THE HOME,

HELD A COUPLE AT GUNPOINT AND TIED THEM BY THEIR ARMS AND FEET.

IN ALL FOUR,

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE VICTIMS WERE TIED UP.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR UPDATES ON THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


LEE TDC MEETING-TRX VO


IT HASN'T BEEN YOUR IMAGINATION IF YOU THINK OUR STREETS AND RESTAURANTS HAVE BEEN MORE CROWDED THAN USUAL.

BED TAX COLLECTIONS FOR JANUARY SPIKED 19-PERCENT IN LEE COUNTY COMPARED TO LAST YEAR.

THE LEE COUNTY VISITOR AND CONVENTION CREDITS AN ESPECIALL ROUGH WINTER UP NORTH.

19 PERCENT TRANSLATES INTO ALMOST HALF A MILLION DOLLARS MORE IN BED TAX COLLECTION ACCORDING TO THE VCB.

VISITORS AREN'T JUST HELPING HOTELS.

THEY SPENT 51-MILLION DOLLARS MORE IN LEE COUNTY LAST YEAR THAN IN 20-12. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-OC TRX BIGBOARD


ON WALL STREET - STOCKS TURNED LOWER IN MIDDAY TRADING, GIVING UP AN EARLY GAIN.

THE MARKET STARTED HIGHER AS TRADERS APPLAUDED A PICKUP IN U.S. RETAIL SALES AND NEW SIGNS OF HEALTH IN THE JOB MARKET.

AT LAST CHECK THE DOW WAS DOWN MORE THAN A HUNDRED POINTS. Return to index of stories...


JC PENNEY TURNAROUND-TRX VOTOPS


JC PENNEY'S TURNAROUND PLAN FACES A BIG TEST, TODAY - AS THE RETAILER RELAUNCHES ITS HOME GOODS SECTION.

IT'S BRINGING BACK MANY OF THE AFFORDABLE BRANDS THE FORMER CEO DITCHED IN FAVOR OF TRENDIER ITEMS,

HE THOUGHT WOULD BRING IN NEW CUSTOMERS.

JC PENNEY IS TRYING TO WIN BACK SHOPPERS, BY OFFERING MORE LOWER-PRICED BRANDS, AND MORE FLOOR SPACE FOR BASICS SUCH AS TOWELS AND SHEETS. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS-TRX VO TC MON


OSCAR PISTORIUS' LEAD DEFENSE LAWYER GRILLED THE FORENSIC EXPERT TODAY,

WHO GAVE EVIDENCE ABOUT THE TRACK AND FIELD STAR'S BATHROOM DOOR,

AND BROUGHT UP A CALIFORNIA MAN'S YOUTUBE VIDEO TO SUPPORT THEIR CASE.

JEFF ROSSEN REPORTS FROM PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS-PKG


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BONITA BIZ EXPO-SS


JEFF ROSSEN REPORTING.

ARE YOU LOOKING TO NETWORK, MAKE CONNECTIONS AND MEET FOLKS IN THE COMMUNITY?

THE BONITA SPRINGS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS HOSTING A FREE BUSINESS EXPO TODAY AT THE PROMENADE.

MORE THAN 70 BUSINESSES WILL SHOWCASE THEIR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.

IT'S HAPPENING FROM 4 TO 7 THIS EVENING.

THE FIRST 500 PEOPLE GET A FREE TOTE AND THERE WILL BE ENTERTAINMENT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


NEXT AT NOON - A DISTURBING STORY -

A LOUISIANA MOTHER IS JAILED - HER BABY DEAD.

NBC2 WITH WHAT SHE'S ACCUSED OF DOING.

AND DEVELOPING IN JACKSONVILLE,

SOME HOMES ARE ABOUT TO FALL OFF A CLIFF,

AFTER EXTREMELY DANGEROUS EROSION.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT LEADERS ARE DOING NOW.

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TZ4 A) MOM KILLS BABY WITH HAND SANITIZER-VO


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TZ4 B) FL BEACH EROSION-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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POTHOLE KILLER-TRX O ANI


AFTER A SERIES OF BRUTAL WINTER STORMS,

THE CITY OF CLEVELAND HAS HIRED AN OUTSIDE COMPANY TO HELP REPAIR THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY OLD MAN WINTER.

IT'S CALLED THE "POTHOLE KILLER."

KRISTIN ANDERSON CATCHES IT IN ACTION. Return to index of stories...


POTHOLE KILLER-PKG


THEY'RE HUGE, SOMETIMES UNAVOIDABLE AND SO DEEP YOU CAN SEE THE ORIGINAL COBBLESTONE AND STREETCAR TRACKS.

"They're not potholes, they're ditches."

THE UNUSUALLY COLD WINTER HAS LITTERED CITY STREETS WITH SOME OF THE WORST POTHOLES THAT DRIVERS AND THE CITY CAN REMEMBER.

"This winter has been amazing, as far as how bad the potholes are, not just the number of potholes but the deepness of them."

THE CITY OF CLEVELAND HAS HIRED AN OUTSIDE COMPANY CALLED THE POTHOLE KILLER TO HELP.

THIS SELF CONTAINED TRUCK WORKS BY FILLING EACH HOLE WITH A MIXTURE OF ASPHALT AND GRAVEL TO MAKE A PERMANENT PATCH.

"We are measuring to see how much they can get done in a day so we can figure out how long it will take them to get through some of these streets we have."

ON AN AVERAGE DAY, THE POTHOLE KILLER CAN LAY DOWN UP TO 12 TONS OF ASPHALT - COMPARED TO THE CITY'S EIGHT TONS.

THE CITY ESTIMATES THAT IT COULD TAKE ABOUT TWO MONTHS FOR THE MACHINE TO REACH ALL THE STREETS IN NEED.

IT'S A RELIEF TO DRIVERS WHOSE CARS CAN'T HANDLE ANYMORE DAMAGE FROM HITTING POTHOLES.

"My front end is messed up. When I'm driving it goes 'eek,' strange noises you know, so it's really kinda embarrassing." Return to index of stories...


FL BEACH EROSION-TRX VO


KRISTIN ANDERSON REPORTING.

EROSION EMERGENCY.

DEVELOPING IN THE JACKSONVILLE AREA TODAY, COUNTY COMMISSION IS WORKING TO DECIDE WHETHER TO DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR SOME COASTAL NEIGHBORHOODS.

HOMEOWNERS ARE DEALING WITH SERIOUS EROSION PROBLEMS AFTER HIGH TIDES WASHED AWAY MOST OF THEIR YARDS.

THEY'RE ASKING FOR THE STATE OF EMERGENCY TO GET RESOURCES TO START REBUILDING AND TO PUT UP A TEMPORARY SEAWALL. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-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.

THE COOL DOWN IS COMING

This morning we start with temperatures in the mid 60s, but we will only warm into the lower 70s this afternoon despite sunny skies. Winds from the north-northeast will come in around 15 mph with gusts in the 20-25 mph range. Then through the night tonight temperatures will really take a dive under clear skies. Morning lows on Friday will be in the mid 40s in inland cold spots to the lower 50s at the beaches. That will be the coldest time period with this little cold spell. By Friday afternoon, a warming trend is already underway as temperatures will climb into the upper 70s with some of those inland hot spots touching the 80 degree mark.

For your weekend planning, Saturday looks great. We'll see mostly sunny skies and highs will reach into the lower 80s. By Sunday, there will be more clouds in the skies, and possibly even a shower, while highs reach into to the low to mid 80s.

In the longer range, it looks like a few days of unsettled weather for the start of next week. That means plenty of cloud cover along with the chance for a few showers. Highs will stay in the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN FATAL-TRX SS


BREAKING NEWS

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL IS ASKING FOR YOUR HELP IN A PEDESTRIAN DEATH INVESTIGATION.

IT HAPPENED ON SOUTHEAST WESTFARM ROAD IN DESOTO COUNTY WEDNESDAY.

A MAN'S BODY WAS FOUND IN A DITCH BY SOMEONE PASSING BY -- INVESTIGATORS SAY HE SUFFERED DEEP ABRASIONS AND DIED ON SCENE.

ANYONE WHO HAS ANY INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL. Return to index of stories...


MOM KILLS BABY WITH HAND SANITIZER-VO PLASMA


A LOUISIANA WOMAN IS CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER IN THE DEATH OF HER 17-MONTH-OLD SON.

SHE'S ACCUSED OF POISONING HIM WITH ALCOHOL, HAND SANITIZER AND PERFUME.

VANESSA BOLANO REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


MOM KILLS BABY WITH HAND SANITIZER-PKG


IT'S AN UNIMAGINABLE STORY.

IN HIS 17 MONTHS OF EXISTENCE, LUCAS RUIZ BATTLED HEALTH ISSUES, BUT THOSE DID NOT CLAIM HIS LIFE.

INSTEAD, RUIZ WAS POISONED AT LEAST TWICE.

THE BABY DIDN'T RECOVER FROM THE LATEST INCIDENT.

NOW HIS MOTHER, 20-YEAR-OLD ERIKA WIGSTROM, IS BEHIND BARS - BOOKED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

DEPUTIES SAY SHE CONFESSED TO INJECTING HAND SANITIZER IN HIS FEEDING TUBE IN HER BELLE CHASSE HOME.

LUCAS' AUTOPSY SHOWED HIS BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS.28 PERCENT, MORE THAN THREE TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT FOR AN ADULT.

Everybody just assumed she was a good mom and everything, I don't know, it's just crazy.

It was hard for me to conceive my son, so knowing how hard it was for my husband and I and for her to so easily take his life, I guess it's anger and animosity toward her, vs. sorrow.

From what I gather from our detectives, she had no remorse on the death.

LUCA'S MOTHER, ERIKA WIGSTROM, ALSO TOLD DEPUTIES SHE POISONED HER SON IN THE HOSPITAL IN OCTOBER OF 2012 AS THEY WAITED FOR HIM TO HAVE SURGERY.

AT THE TIME, HIS FATHER, CESAR RUIZ, CONFESSED TO POURING RUM IN HIS FEEDING TUBE. NOW WIGSTROM IS SAYING SHE POURED THE RUM AND SHE ALSO INJECTED HER SON'S FEEDING TUBE WITH PERFUME.

JUST DAYS AFTER LUCA'S DEATH, A FACEBOOK VIDEO SHOWS HIS MOTHER STANDING NEXT TO THE BOY'S TINY COFFIN.

I have no more tears to shed because my kid is so cool God wanted him. I mean, if anybody is lucky it's me for being his mom. I'm not going to cry. Return to index of stories...


UK FACE TRANSPLANT-VO


VANESSA BOLANO REPORTING.

BREAKTHROUGH SURGERY FOR A MAN IN THE U-K.

TAKE A LOOK.

DOCTORS RECONSTRUCTED HIS FACE USING A SERIES OF 3D PRINTED PARTS.

STEPHEN POWER SURVIVED A SERIOUS MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN 2012 THAT CRITICALLY INJURED HIS FACE.

HE IS NOW THOUGHT TO BE ONE OF THE FIRST TRAUMA PATIENTS IN THE WORLD TO HAVE 3D PRINTING USED AT EVERY STAGE OF THE RECONSTRUCTION. Return to index of stories...


IPHONE RETURN POLICY-OC


STARTING TODAY APPLE IS CHANGING ITS POLICY.

IF YOU PURCHASED AN I-PHONE DIRECTLY FROM APPLE,

YOU USED TO HAVE 30 DAYS TO RETURN YOUR DEVICE FOR ANY REASON,

AS LONG AS IT WAS UNDAMAGED.

APPLE IS REDUCING ITS IPHONE RETURN POLICY TO JUST 14 DAYS.

ALL OTHER PRODUCTS PURCHASED FROM APPLE WERE ALREADY SUBJECT TO THE 14 DAY

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FACEBOOK ATTITUDE-VO


BE CAREFUL - BECAUSE IT TURNS OUT - FROM LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO ANGER AND BITTERNESS - YOUR EMOTIONS ARE CONTAGIOUS.

A NEW STUDY OF ABOUT A BILLION POSTS TO THE SOCIAL NETWORK, FACEBOOK, FINDS EMOTIONS SPREAD EASILY ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


WHOLE MILK VS SKIM-VO


WHOLE MILK VERSUS SKIM.

WHICH IS BETTER FOR YOU?

A NEW STUDY FINDS HIGH DAIRY FAT COULD HELP YOU AVOID GETTING FAT.

IT SOUNDS COUNTERINTUITIVE.

BUT RESEARCHERS FOUND MIDDLE AGE MEN WHO CONSUME WHOLE MILK, BUTTER AND CREAM WERE LESS LIKELY TO BE OBESE.

THAT'S COMPARED TO THOSE WHO DRINK SKIM.

IT'S UNCLEAR WHY.

ONE THEORY IS WHOLE MILK COULD MAKE US FEEL MORE FULL.

BUT SOME DOCTORS SAY WHOLE MILK'S SATURATED FATS PUT YOU AT GREATER RISK FOR HEART DISEASE.

SO,

INSTEAD OF CHOOSING WHOLE MILK OVER SKIM,

DOCTORS SAY THE BEST OPTION TO REDUCE HEART DISEASE RISK AND STAY THIN IS TO HAVE A HEALTHY DIET. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


PUTTING MONEY IN PEOPLE'S POCKETS OR PUTTING THEM OUT OF WORK?

PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS EMPLOYERS TO PAY MORE WORKERS, OVERTIME PAY.

FIRST AT FOUR WHY SOME BUSINESS LEADERS SAY IT MAY DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD.

MISSING FOR NEARLY WEEK - AND STILL NO TRACE MALAYSIA AIRLINE FLIGHT 3-70.

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B) MISSING PLANE-VOTOPS


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SHOOTING ARREST-TRX 2 SS


AN ARREST IS MADE IN A SHOOTING INVESTIGATION IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED 24 YEAR OLD CRAIG BARRA, JUNIOR FOR SHOOTING AT A HOME IN PORT CHARLOTTE THAT HAD A WOMAN AND THREE CHILDREN INSIDE.

THE GUNSHOTS ACTUALLY HIT A CAR BUT MISSED PEOPLE.

THEY'RE STILL LOOKING FOR BARRA'S WIFE, 18 YEAR OLD ALYSSA FISHER.

SHE'S ACCUSED OF DRIVING THE CAR WHEN HE STARTED FIRING.

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PEDESTRIAN FATAL-SS TOPS


BREAKING NEWS AT 12:30 --

POSSIBLE HIT AND RUN.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL IS ASKING FOR YOUR HELP AFTER A MAN IS FOUND DEAD ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IN DESOTO COUNTY.

THIS HAPPENED WEDNESDAY ON SOUTHEAST WESTFARM ROAD.

A MAN'S BODY WAS FOUND IN A DITCH BY SOMEONE PASSING BY --

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE MAN SUFFERED ABRASIONS AND WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON SCENE.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING, PLEASE CONTACT THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL ABUSE ARREST-TRX SS


A FORT MYERS MAN IS IN JAIL AFTER POLICE SAY HE WAS BEATING HIS DOG WITH A TWO BY FOUR OUTSIDE HIS HOUSE.

IT HAPPENED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ON DORA STREET.

POLICE SAY 19 YEAR OLD CHARLES WATSON STARTED THREATENING HIS NEIGHBORS AND SWINGING THE BOARD AT THEM WHEN THEY CALLED FOR HELP.

WATSON IS CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON. Return to index of stories...


MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


ON WALL STREET - DOW IS HEADED FOR ITS FOURTH LOSS IN A ROW.

STOCKS HAD OPENED HIGHER ON BETTER NEWS ABOUT RETAIL SALES AND THE U.S. JOB MARKET, THEN TURNED LOWER.

AT LAST CHECK THE DOW - WAS SOWN MORE THAN A 150 POINTS. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-3-SHOT


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