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DIRECTOR'S PAGE FIRST WEATHER-WXCTR
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP MISSING PLANE-OC
FIRST WEATHER-CLIP MISSING PLANE-PKG
FIRST WEATHER-WXCTR BUS CRASH-VO
LEHIGH RIDE-2-SHOT UKRAINE UPDATE-OC
LEHIGH RIDE-CAM-99 UKRAINE UPDATE-PKG
LEHIGH RIDE-TRX-PKG CHRYSLER RECALLS -VO
LEHIGH RIDE-CAM-99 TOP CONSUMER COMPLAINTS-OC
LEHIGH FEST AX LAST YEAR-VOTOPS TOP CONSUMER COMPLAINTS-PKG
COCAINE-OTS TOP CONSUMER COMPLAINTS-OC TAG
LA EARTH QUAKE-OTS CHOCOLATE PILLS-OC-VO
MISSING PLANE-TRX DEVELOPING-OC KIDS AND MARIJUANA-OC
MISSING PLANE-PLASMA KIDS AND MARIJUANA-PKG
MISSING PLANE-VO TEASE FOUR-1SHOT
MISSING PLANE-SOT TZ4 A SOLDIER AND DOG REUNITED-VOWIPE
MISSING PLANE-PLASMA TZ4 B HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-VOTOPS
CRIMEA REFERENDUM FINAL RESULTS -OC-VO WEATHER TEASE-STC
FMB ST PATTY'S DAY PARADE-OC BOXES SOLDIER AND DOG REUNITED-ON CAM
FMB ST PATTY'S DAY PARADE-REM26 SOLDIER AND DOG REUNITED-PKG
NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WEATHER-WX WALL
TZ1 A FLIGHT LOSES PART OF WING-VOTOPS-TRX HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM
TZ1 B ST PATRICKS CONTROVERSY-VOTOPS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
WINTER WEATHER-OC-VO THE VOICE-VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP THE VOICE-SOTVO-OC
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL TEASE FIVE-1SHOT
FLIGHT LOSES PART OF WING-VO TZ5 A UK WIFE CARRYING-VO
SEALS BOARD TANKER-VOTOPS HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
ST PATRICKS CONTROVERSY-OC-VO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
OBAMA ABBAS-VOWIPE COLON CANCER-VOTOPSWIPE
PISTORIUS DAY 11-VOTOPSWIPE TOILETS IN TREE-OC
FRANCE SMOG-VOTOPS TOILETS IN TREE-PKG
TEASE TWO-1SHOT BUILDING DEMO-VOTOPSWIPE
TZ2 A DISCOUNT CLUBS-VOWIPE DOG RESCUE-VOTOPSWIPE
DISCOUNT CLUBS-2-SHOT UK WIFE CARRYING-VOTOPS
DISCOUNT CLUBS-PKG TOSS TO NOON TEASE-2-SHOT DESK
TEASE THREE-2SHOT NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT
TZ3 A MISSING PLANE-VOTOPS NOON TZA) LEHIGH FAIR RIDE-VO
TZ3 B TOP CONSUMER COMPLAINTS-VOTOPS NOON TZB) PEDICURE TERROR-VO
WEATHER-STC NOON TZC) BLIND DOG STOLEN-SOTVO
NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP NOON TZD) ST PATRICKS DAY-VO
FIRST WEATHER-CLIP CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


DIRECTOR'S PAGE


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NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WXCTR


SAINT PATRICK'S DAY STORMS

Our Monday morning starts out fairly cloudy as we wait for showers and storms to move into Southwest Florida. By midday we could see a few stray showers and storms begin to arrive.

As we head into the afternoon, a band of rain with some embedded storms will move in from the northwest, making for an unsettled afternoon and evening.

The bulk of the rain will likely pass through Southwest Florida between 3-9 p.m., and then we'll start to dry out overnight into Tuesday morning.

A few of today's storms could pack a punch with the main threat being strong gusty winds.

Rain totals should stay below an inch for most of Southwest Florida, but it's not out of the question for a few spots to pick up over an inch if some of the cells train over the same spots.

Once the rain and clouds move away from South Florida Tuesday morning, our weather looks great for the remainder of the week. We'll enjoy plenty of sunshine along with highs in the mid 80s and lows in the 60s. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH RIDE-2-SHOT


THIS MORNING WE'RE HEARING FROM A YOUNG BOY WHO SAYS HE WAS ON A RIDE AT THE LEHIGH ACRES SPRING FESTIVAL WHEN IT MALFUNCTIONED.

NBC-2 HAS LEARNED A PIECE OF METAL FLEW OFF THE RIDE AND LANDED ON THE WINDSHIELD OF A NEARBY VAN.

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK JUST SPOKE WITH THE 8- YEAR OLD BOY AND HIS FATHER.

DANIELLE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH RIDE-CAM-99


WHATS ALARMING ABOUT THIS IS THE RIDE OPERATOR TOLD US NO ONE WAS ON

THE RIDE WHEN IT MALFUNCTIONED.

HOWEVER, A LEHIGH ACRES FAMILY EXCLUSIVELY TELLS ME A MUCH DIFFERENT STORY. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH RIDE-TRX-PKG


"We heard creaking and then we felt vibration."

MINUTES OF FUN ON THE SPINNING 'RAGE IN THE CAGE" 'TURNED INTO A MOMENT OF

TERROR FOR 8 YEAR OLD ANAKIN OLIVER.

"And then we heard this crash and then we knew like the ride or some

pieces blew off."

HIS FATHER, BOB, SAYS HE WATCHED FROM A DISTANCE.

"I saw the ride flying apart. Huge pieces flying and hitting the van and stuff."

HE THEN RAN TO THE OPERATOR, AND TRIED TO GET HIS ATTENTION.

HE WANTED THE RIDE STOPPED AND HIS SON ON THE GROUND.

"He wasn't even interested in slowing the ride down."

BUT TO

"Dis-concerned. He's like, it's alright, yeah he wasn't even worried at all."

MINUTES LATER HE CAPTURED THESE PHOTOS WITH HIS CELL PHONE-- PIECES OF

THE RIDE FALLING OFF.

A PIECE OF METAL EVEN CRACKED THE WINDSHIELD OF THIS VAN.

NO ONE ON THE RIDE OR GROUND WAS INJURED.-- BUT THE WORST KEEPS

RUNNING THROUGH THIS FATHER'S MIND.

"If a piece of metal were to have gotten in there and injured him or

something like that, I don't think I could live with it. We allowed

him to get on the ride."

LIVE

I'M WORKING TO FIND OUT IF THE RIDE WILL OPERATE THE DURING THE

REMAINDER OF THE LEHIGH ACRES SPRING FESTIVAL.WHICH RUNS THROUGH SATURDAY. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH RIDE-CAM-99


'M WORKING TO FIND OUT IF THE RIDE WILL OPERATE THE DURING THE

REMAINDER OF THE LEHIGH ACRES SPRING FESTIVAL.

I SPOKE WITH THE ATTORNEY WHO REPRESENTS MODERN MIDWAYS, THE COMPANY

WHO OWNS AND OPERATES THE RIDE.

THE ATTORNEY SAYS HE IS SPEAKING WITH HIS CLIENT ABOUT OUR QUESTIONS

AS TO WHAT HAPPENED, WHY IT HAPPENED AND THE CONFLICTING REPORTS WE

ARE RECEIVING.

HE SAYS HE WILL PREPARE A STATEMENT FOR US SOMETIME TODAY.

COUNT ON NBC 2 TO GET YOU ANSWERS.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, DANIELLE KOLENIAK,NBC2. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FEST AX LAST YEAR-VOTOPS


THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THERE'S BEEN A PROBLEM WITH A RIDE.

THIS IS VIDEO OF THE "RING OF FIRE" RIDE - WHICH BROKE DOWN LAST YEAR, AT THE LEHIGH SPRING FESTIVAL.

AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED MODERN MIDWAYS IS TO BLAME AFTER NOT PROPERLY MAINTAINING THE RIDE.

WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT MODERN MIDWAYS HAS BEEN INVESTIGATED FIVE TIMES IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


COCAINE-OTS


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

THE U-S COAST GUARD JUST STARTED UN-LOADING 15-HUNDRED POUNDS OF COCAINE IN ST. PETERSBURG.

THE CREW ABOARD THE CUTTER TAMPA SPOTTED A SUSPICIOUS VESSEL IN THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN.

THEY FOUND 23 MILLION DOLLARS IN DRUGS HIDDEN INSIDE THE HULL.

IN ALL- CREWS WILL UNLOAD 695 PACKAGES FROM THE SHIP. Return to index of stories...


LA EARTH QUAKE-OTS


RIGHT NOW N-B-C 2 IS WORKING ON A DEVELOPING STORY IN CALIFORNIA.

ACCORDING THE THE U-S GEOLOGICAL SURVEY- A REPORTED FOUR POINT SEVEN MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HAS STRUCK NEAR L-A.

IT HAPPENED AROUND NINE 25 THIS MORNING.

RIGHT NOW THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF ANY INJURIES OR DAMAGE.

COUNT ON N-B-C 2 FOR ANY DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE-TRX DEVELOPING-OC


THIS MORNING --

SEARCH CREWS ARE STILL WORKING TO FIND THAT MISSING MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT.

NOW--INTELLIGENCE EFFORTS ARE SHIFTING TO THE PILOTS.BELIEVED TO HAVE INTENTIONALLY VEERED THAT PLANE OFF COURSE.

OUR NICK CILETTI IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO RIGHT NOW.BREAKING DOWN THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS FOR US. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE-PLASMA


INVESTIGATORS NOW SAY THE PILOTS INTENTIONALLY SHUT DOWN FLIGHT 370'S COMMUNICATIONS GEAR.BUT DIDN'T REALIZE THE JET WAS STILL PINGING OFF A SATELLTE. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE-VO


THE JETLINER VANISHED MARCH 8TH WITH 239 PEOPLE ON BOARD.INCLUDING FOUR AMERICANS.

THE PLANE WAS EN ROUTE TO BEIJING FROM KUALA LAMPUR.

RIGHT NOW.WE'RE LEARNING THE SEARCH MISSION HAS SHIFTED TO THE SOUTH INDIAN OCEAN.FAR WEST OF AUSTRAILIA.

WE KNOW THAT 25 COUNTRIES.INCLUDING MALAYSIA.ARE WORKING ON THIS MISSION.

ALSO -- EXPERTS ARE LOOKING THROUGH A FLIGHT SIMULATOR THAT ONE OF THE PILOTS HAD IN HIS HOME TO SEE IF THAT HOLDS ANY CLUES. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE-SOT


if you are intentionally shutting off those systems there's only one

reason is to vanish, to make it very difficult to find you. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE-PLASMA


FINDING THE JET REMAINS THE PRIORITY THIS MORNING.

THE US'S MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY-ADVANCED SUB HUNTER.THE P-8.IS IN THE REGION AS THAT SOUTHERN ARC REMAINS THE FOCUS. Return to index of stories...


CRIMEA REFERENDUM FINAL RESULTS -OC-VO


JUST MOMENTS AGO PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCED NEW SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA.

THIS COMES AFTER THE FINAL RESULTS FOR CRIMEA'S CONTROVERSIAL REFERENDUM SHOW 97 PERCENT OF VOTERS WANT THE UKRAINIAN REGION TO JOIN RUSSIA.

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY TOLD MOSCOW THAT WASHINGTON WILL NOT ACCEPT THE OUTCOME OF THE VOTE.

FOREIGN MINISTERS FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL DECIDE ON SIMILAR ACTION IN BELGIUM TODAY. Return to index of stories...


FMB ST PATTY'S DAY PARADE-OC BOXES


ITS A BIG DAY ON FORT MYERS BEACH!

THE ANNUAL ST. PATRICKS DAY PARADE WILL WIND ITS WAY THROUGH ESTERO ISLAND.

DOZENS OF FLOATS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE GEARING UP.

NBC 2'S SAM SWEENEY IS LIVE AT WHERE PARTICIPANTS ARE GATHERING.

SAM, GOOD MORNING. Return to index of stories...


FMB ST PATTY'S DAY PARADE-REM26


IT'S ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

AND TO CELEBRATE.FORT MYER'S BEACH WILL HAVE THEIR ST. PATTY'S DAY PARADE TODAY.

IT STARTS AT TEN THIS MORNING.

IT WILL LAST FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.

THE ROUTE STARTS FROM SANTINI MARINA PLAZA NORTH ON ESTERO BOULEVARD DOWN TO THE CHURCH OF THE ACCENSION.

THAT MEANS TRAFFIC WILL BE STOPPED ON ESTERO BOULEVARD BETWEEN 9:45 AND 11:00 Return to index of stories...


NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE


CHAD

YOU'RE LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

AT THIS HOUR THE DOW IS ___________. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


A JET BOUND FOR FLORIDA IS FORCED TO TURN BACK.

COMING UP AT 11-

SEE THE MAJOR MECHANICAL ISSUE THAT GROUNDED A PASSENGER JET.

AND BEER COMPANIES LIKE GUINESS ARE DROPPING OUT OF ONE OF THE NATIONS LARGEST ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADES.

FIND OUT WHAT HAS THEM SO UPSET. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A FLIGHT LOSES PART OF WING-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1 B ST PATRICKS CONTROVERSY-VOTOPS


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WINTER WEATHER-OC-VO


A LATE WINTER STORM IS MAKING TRAVEL ACROSS THE COUNTY A MESS.

WINTER STORM WARNINGS ARE POSTED FROM THE OHIO VALLEY TO THE WASHINGTON D-C AREA.

IT'S SO BAD SCHOOL IS CANCELED IN THE NATIONS CAPITAL.

TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE- AFTER THE SNOW COMES FREEZING TEMPERATURES.

THE MID-ATLANTIC IS FACING YET ANOTHER WHITE OUT WHILE HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA WE'RE EXPECTING RAIN. 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.

SAINT PATRICK'S DAY STORMS

Our Monday morning starts out fairly cloudy as we wait for showers and storms to move into Southwest Florida. By midday we could see a few stray showers and storms begin to arrive.

As we head into the afternoon, a band of rain with some embedded storms will move in from the northwest, making for an unsettled afternoon and evening.

The bulk of the rain will likely pass through Southwest Florida between 3-9 p.m., and then we'll start to dry out overnight into Tuesday morning.

A few of today's storms could pack a punch with the main threat being strong gusty winds.

Rain totals should stay below an inch for most of Southwest Florida, but it's not out of the question for a few spots to pick up over an inch if some of the cells train over the same spots.

Once the rain and clouds move away from South Florida Tuesday morning, our weather looks great for the remainder of the week. We'll enjoy plenty of sunshine along with highs in the mid 80s and lows in the 60s. Return to index of stories...


FLIGHT LOSES PART OF WING-VO


A SCARE IN THE SKIES FOR A FLIGHT HEADED FROM ATLANTA TO ORLANDO.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PICTURE -- YOU CAN SEE A LARGE PANEL OF THE PLANE'S WING IS MISSING.

IT SOMEHOW DETACHEDSHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF.

THE DELTA JET THEN LANDED SAFELY IN ATLANTA.

CREWS ARE WORKING TO DETERMINE WHAT CAUSED THE PANEL TO FLY OFF. Return to index of stories...


SEALS BOARD TANKER-VOTOPS


HAPPENING OVERNINGHT-

U-S NAVY SEALS LIBERATED A CIVILIAN OIL TANKER - TAKEN OVER BY THREE LIBYAN MILITANTS SEVERAL DAYS AGO.

THIS IS VIDEO OF A NAVY SEALS TRAINING EXERCISE -- PREPARING FOR JUST THIS SORT OF OPERATION.

OFFICIALS SAY THE SHIP'S OIL BELONGS TO THE GOVERNMENT OF LIBYA.

NO ONE WAS HURT IN THE OPERATION. Return to index of stories...


ST PATRICKS CONTROVERSY-OC-VO


THERE'S A WHIRLWIND OF CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADES ACROSS THE NATION.

NEW YORK AND BOSTON'S MAYORS CHOSE NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN PARADES THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF ISSUES OVER GAY RIGHTS GROUPS.

NEW YORK'S MAYOR SKIPPED THE PARADE AFTER ORGANIZERS REFUSED TO LET PARTICIPANTS CARRY PRO-GAY SIGNS.

AND BOSTON'S MAYOR IS UPSET BECAUSE A GAY VETERANS GROUP WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PARADE.

SEVERAL BEER COMPANIES ALSO WITHDREW SPONSORSHIPS. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA ABBAS-VOWIPE


HAPPENING TODAY -- AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT MAHMOUD ABBAS, SITS DOWN WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA TO TALK ABOUT THE STATE OF THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS.

THE U-S IS PUSHING A FRAMEWORK, FOR ADDITIONAL TALKS.

ABBAS HAS MADE CLEAR- HE OBJECTS TO SOME OF THE PROVISIONS.

INCLUDING RECOGNIZING ISRAEL AS A JEWISH STATE. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS DAY 11-VOTOPSWIPE


NEW TESTIMONY TODAY IN THE OSCAR PISTORIUS MURDER TRIAL.

THE FORMER SOUTH AFRICAN PARALYMPIC ATHLETE IS ACCUSED OF KILLING OF HIS GIRLFRIEND.

HE SAYS IT WAS A MISTAKE- AND THAT HE THOUGHT AN INTRUDER WAS INSIDE HIS HOME.

IN COURT TODAY HE DESCRIBED HOW MONTHS EARLIER HE DREW HIS GUN-

AND WENT INTO COMBAT MODE AFTER HEARING THE NOISE OF A POSSIBLE INTRUDER AT HIS HOME.

IT TURNED OUT TO BE A LAUNDRY MACHINE.

THE PROSECUTION ALLEGES PISTORIUS INTENTIONALLY KILLED HER. Return to index of stories...


FRANCE SMOG-VOTOPS


HUNDREDS OF POLICE ARE DEPLOYED IN THE CITY OF PARIS TODAY CRACKING DOWN ON SMOG

DRIVERS WITH EVEN-NUMBERED LICENSE PLATES MUST LEAVE THEIR CARS AT HOME OR FACE FINES.

THE RESTRICTIONS DON'T APPLY TO ELECTRIC MODELS.

OR CARS WITH AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE ON BOARD.

THE LAST TIME PARIS ENFORCED A DRIVING RESTRICTION WAS IN 19-97 AND IT ONLY LASTED A DAY.

THEY'LL DECIDE LATER TODAY IF IT WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1SHOT


ARE YOU REALLY GETTING A GOOD DEAL WHEN YOU JOIN ONE OF THOSE DISCOUNT CLUBS?

COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK- N-B-C 2 IS DIGGING DEEPER TO FIND YOU THE BEST DEAL. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A DISCOUNT CLUBS-VOWIPE


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DISCOUNT CLUBS-2-SHOT


N-B-C-2 IS TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THOSE RETAILERS THAT WANT YOU TO JOIN THE CLUB.

WE WANTED TO KNOW ARE YOU REALLY GETTING A GOOD DEAL?

N-B-C'S CHRIS CLACKUM HAS THE ANSWER. Return to index of stories...


DISCOUNT CLUBS-PKG


WITH AMAZON PRIME RAISING ITS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FROM 79 TO 99 DOLLARS. MAYBE IT'S TIME TO RETHINK MEMBERSHIP IN DISCOUNT CLUBS THAT CHARGE A FEE.

CONSUMER EXPERTS SAY THEY ONLY MAKE SENSE. ONLY IF YOU'RE USING THEM ROUTINELY. AND CREATIVELY.LIKE BUYING GAS FROM YOUR WAREHOUSE CLUB.

"Those prices can be substantially cheaper than what you're going to find elsewhere. If there's one on your way home, the savings on gas could easily pay for that membership and very, very quickly"

CNBC'S KELLI GRANT RECENTLY RESEARCHED THE VALUE OF MEMBERSHIP IN DISCOUNT CLUBS. AND CONCLUDED.LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE, YOU HAVE TO COMPARISON SHOP.

"For all of these, it's looking at how much value are you going to get out of the membership instead of paying a'la carte"

FOR EXAMPLE, PAYING A'LA CARTE FOR A TOW. INSTEAD OF AN AUTO CLUB MEMBERSHIP. UNLESS YOU'RE ALREADY ENTITLED TO ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE.

"A lot of auto manufactuers do roll in some sort of roadside assistance priogram as a perk for new car owners. You might also have coverage through oddly enough a credit card or even your auto insurer"

SO, SHE SAYS FREQUENT USERS OF AMAZON-DOT-COM MAY STILL FIND VALUE PAYING FOR AMAZON PRIME BECAUSE OF WHAT ALL THEY GET.

.THROUGH THE KINDLE LENDING LIBRARY. STREAMING VIDEO SERVICE. AND FREE SHIPPING

"You'll hear from people who say I just do this for the free shipping alone. being able to pay that one-shot fee for that two day shipping is pretty substantial"

ANOTHER ISSUE TO CONSIDER.A STUDY BY CONSUMER INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH PARTNERS FOUND PEOPLE WITH MEMBERSHIPS OFTEN SPEND MORE. TO JUSTIFY THEIR MEMERSHIP FEE.

CHRIS CLACKUM, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


THERE'S NEW MYSTERY SURROUNDING THAT MISSING JET.

WE'RE NOW LEARNING IT MAY HAVE TRIED TO AVOID DETECTION BY RADAR.

AND N-B-C 2 IS TRACKING DOWN SOME OF THE TOP CONSUMER COMPLAINTS-

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A MISSING PLANE-VOTOPS


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TZ3 B TOP CONSUMER COMPLAINTS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WXCTR


COOL OVERNIGHT AHEAD

Cool air continues to work it's way into Southwest Florida Thursday, with sunshine and highs only in the low 70s. Clear skies will allow temps to fall quickly this evening, with temps in the 50s.

Overnight tonight lows will fall into the upper 40s in the urban corridor, with low to mid 40s likely in inland locations.

After a chilly start, a warmup will start on Friday. We'll again see plenty of sunshine all day long with warmer highs in the upper 70s.

The warmup continues into the weekend. Sunshine will continue to bathe the region Saturday, with even warmer highs in the low 80s.

Sunday will feature more cloud cover, with a slight chance of a rain showers. Highs will climb into the mid 80s to close the weekend.

Unsettled weather will possible to start next week. More moisture will work into the region Monday, resulting in more cloud cover and a better chance of showers and storms. Highs on Monday will be in the low 80s.

There is some uncertainty as to how long the clouds and rain chances will linger, but some clouds will likely stay through midweek. Highs through next Wednesday will hold in the low 80s. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE-OC


RIGHT NOW 26 NATIONS ARE LOOKING FOR THAT MISSING MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT.

MORE AND MORE SIGNS ARE POINTING TO THE PLANE'S PILOTS TAKING IT OFF COURSE.

WE GET THE LATEST FROM OUR NICK CILETTI. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE-PKG


BRAND NEW THIS MORNING.

THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT IS NOW ASKING FOR MORE SEARCH PLANES AND RADAR DATA TO HELP FIND FLIGHT 370.

THE PLANE VANISHED MARCH 8TH WITH 239 PEOPLE ON BOARD.INCLUDING FOUR AMERICANS.

SOT Hishammuddin Hussein, transport minister

"WE HAVE BEEN RECALIBRATING THE SEARCH. IT REMAINS A SIGNIFICANT DIPLOMATIC

AND TECHNICAL CHALLENGE."

NBC2 IS LEARNING THAT 26 COUNTRIES ARE INVOLVED IN THE SEARCH.WITH AUSTRALIA TAKING THE LEAD IN THE SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.

THE U-S' IS USING ITS MOST SOPHISTICATED SUBMARINE HUNTER.THE P-8.

AS THE SEARCH CONTINUES.

MORE EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THE PILOTS COULD BE RESPONSIBLE.

SOT Peter King

"THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE INDICATING IT'S TERRORISTS. / THERE'S OBVIOUSLY

SOMETHING WITH THE PILOT AND THE CO-PILOT, AND THAT HAS TO BE DRILLED DOWN

ON."

THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT NOW SAYS IT WAS THE CO-PILOT WHO RADIOED FROM

THE COCKPIT: "ALL RIGHTGOOD NIGHT."

BUT THE QUESTION REMAINS WHO PRE-PROGRAMMED THE FLIGHT TO TURN HARD

LEFT?

WAS IT THE CO-PILOT OR THE CAPTAIN?

AND WHO TURNED OFF THE PLANE'S DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS? Return to index of stories...


BUS CRASH-VO


FOUR PEOPLE ARE HURT THIS MORNING-- AFTER A BUS CRASH IN VIRGINIA.

IT HAPPENED THIS MORNING ON I-95.

50 PEOPLE WERE ON THE PASSENGER BUS-- WHEN OFFICIALS SAY IT OVERTURNED ON A SNOWY HIGHWAY.

NBC-2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT WHY THE BUS OVERTURNED. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE UPDATE-OC


IN THE LAST HOUR. PRESIDENT OBAMA WRAPPED UP A NEWS CONFERENCE SAYING THE U-S IS READY TO IMPOSE FURTHER SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA.

HE SPOKE IN RESPONSE TO THIS WEEKEND'S VOTE IN CRIMEA.

PEOPLE IN THAT REGION VOTED OVERWHELMINGLY TO LEAVE UKRAINE AND JOIN RUSSIA.

NOW THE BIG QUESTION IS- WHAT HAPPENES NEXT?

HERE'S N-B-C'S TRACIE POTTS. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE UPDATE-PKG


AMERICANS ARE PROTESTING:

THE WHITE HOUSE IS TALKING TOUGH:

super burned in

"The more they escalate, the longer this goes, the great this cost will be."

BUT THE PEOPLE OF CRIMEA HAVE SPOKEN:

96 PERCENT TO BREAK AWAY FROM UKRAINE AND JOIN RUSSIA.

WHAT'S NEXT?

RUSSIA'S PARLIAMENT WILL LIKELY VOTE TO ANNEX CRIMEA.

TODAY THE EUROPEAN UNION IS EXPECTED TO RELUCTANTLY JOIN THE U-S ANNOUNCING TRAVEL BANS AND FREEZING ASSETS AGAINST THOSE PUSHING FOR A TAKEOVER.

"That could be disastrous and our citizens at the end of the day would not blame the Russians, but us."

super burned in

New Jersey:42-:47

"The sanctions need to be enforced, along with our European allies, because that will have the biggest bite."

super burned in

Arizona:48-:52

"All you can do is increase the cost significantly and hope that they don't move further."

super burned in

Arizona:53-:58

"Get some military assistance to Ukrainians, at least so they can defend themselves."

DESPITE THE ECONOMIC RISK. SOME HERE FEAR PRESIDENT PUTIN HAS THE UPPER HAND:

super burned in

Michigan 1:04-1:08

"He's ahead as he would walk into any negotiation with Kiev and we're playing catch-up."

PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLED PUTIN AGAIN SUNDAY. BOTH SAY THEY WANT A DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION.

audio outcue: Tracie Potts, NBC News, WASHINGTON.

NOW WITH CRIMEA IN HIS BACK POCKET, ONE CONCERN HERE ON CAPITOL HILL IS WHETHER PRESIDENT PUTIN WILL PUSH BEYOND CRIMEA INTO EASTERN UKRAINE.

I'M TRACIE POTTS IN WASHINGTON - BACK TO YOU.

Q: WE'VE HEARD A LOT ABOUT EUROPE - WHAT'S THE REACTION THIS MORNING FROM THE FAR EAST ON THIS VOTE? Return to index of stories...


CHRYSLER RECALLS -VO


NEW THIS MORNING-

ANOTHER MAJOR VEHICLE RECALL.

CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 18 THOUSAND FIAT 500-L CARS IN THE UNITED STATES.

IT'S BECAUSE DRIVERS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SHIFT OUT OF PARK.

OFFICIALS SAY THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER COULD HAVE A DELAYED EFFECT, AND IN SOME CASES, NO EFFECT ON SELECTING A GEAR.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SHIFTER OR UPDATE SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


TOP CONSUMER COMPLAINTS-OC


THIS MORNING N-B-C-2 IS DIGGING DEEPER INTO SOME OF THE TOP CONSUMER COMPLAINTS-

AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT THEM.

HERE'S LYNDA BAQUERO WITH HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF. Return to index of stories...


TOP CONSUMER COMPLAINTS-PKG


THE STORIES SOUND FAMILIAR.ESPECIALLY TO HOMEOWNERS FACING POSSIBLE FORECLOSURE.

PROMISES TO LOWER YOUR MORTGAGE.

"And they told me that they could reduce the principle and she says I have to give her a down payment of two thousand, eight hundred."

"lowering your interest from whatever to two percent"

SOUNDS GOOD!

"yes it did, too good"

ALWAYS.DEMANDING PAYMENT UPFRONT.

WHAT DID THEY TELL YOU YOU HAD TO DO TO GET THIS?

"Put three thousand dollars up front so they can get the ball rolling."

AND DID YOU DO THAT?

"unfortunately yes i did"

JACK. AND INES -- BOTH LONG ISLAND HOMEOWNERS--

BOTH VICTIMS OF LOAN MODIFICATION SCAMS.ONE OF THE TOP CONSUMER COMPLAINTS OVER THE LAST YEAR.

AND AFTER PAYING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

DID YOU GET A NEW LOAN?

"I didn't get anything"

NEITHER DID JACK.

THEY TURNED TO THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU, WHICH SAYS FINANCIAL SERVICES TOPS THEIR COMPLAINT LIST.

THE HEAD OF THE NEW YORK AREA BBB SAYS THERE ARE PLENTY OF LAWS REGULATING LOAN MODIFICATION.

Learn about whatever it is you want to do before you actually do business with a company

EDMUND SORIANO-- A NURSE WHO RECENTLY LOST HIS JOB-- GOT AN OFFER OF A QUICK LOAN TO HELP WITH DEBT.

AND WHAT HAPPENED ONCE YOU PAID THE THREE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS?

"They told me to wait a few hours and then go to the bank and see if it's there. but unfortunately it was not there."

NO MATTER HOW GOOD THE OFFER SOUNDS--

THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION SUGGESTS KEEPING THIS IN MIND:

"Legitimate companies do not call you out of the blue and ask you for your credit card information, your personal information"

AND IF YOU NEED HELP. IN NEW YORK CITY, 311 CAN BE YOUR FIRST STOP-- ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO HOUSING:

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THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION SAYS IDENTITY THEFT TOPS ITS LIST OF COMPLAINTS FOR THE FOURTEENTH YEAR IN A ROW. Return to index of stories...


CHOCOLATE PILLS-OC-VO


YOU COULD SOON BE ABLE TO GET THE BEFEFITS OF DARK CHOCOLATE-- WITHOUT THE CALORIES!

SCIENTISTS AT BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL IN BOSTON ARE LAUNCHING A STUDY TO SEE IF CHOCOLATE PILLS CAN HELP PREVENT HEART ATTACK AND STROKE.

THE STUDY WILL USE TECHNOLOGY CREATED BY THE MARS CANDY COMPANY TO TAKE COCOA NUTRIENTS -- AND PUT THEM INTO CAPSULES.

BUT-- DON'T TRY TO CREATE THIS EXPERIMENT AT HOME.

OFFICIALS SAY YOU'D HAVE TO EAT THOUSANDS OF CANDY CARS A DAY TO GET THE AMOUNT OF NUTRIENTS BEING TESTED IN THIS STUDY. Return to index of stories...


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COLORADO'S NEW LAW ALLOWING THE MEDICINAL AND RECREATIONAL USE OF MARIJUANA IS ATTRACTING NEW RESIDENTS.

INCLUDING MANY PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN, BATTLING MEDICAL PROBLEMS.

HERE'S N-B-C'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER TO EXPLAIN. Return to index of stories...


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nats of grace at table with family

DINNER TIME FOR THE Bur-REE-SEE FAMILY

AND FOR 2-YEAR-OLD GRACE, ANOTHER DOSE OF OIL-BASED MEDICAL MARIJUANA…

nat of grace

A SEVERE EPILEPTIC - meaning she suffers from debilitating seizures - HER PARENTS MOVED FROM NEW YORK TO COLORADO, they say, TO SAVE THEIR DAUGHTER'S LIFE.

BIAGIO BURRIESCI

the FDA-approved pharmaceuticals weren't working for her and unfortunately, kids that have her condition are actually passing away from it so it's a matter of life and death /b

SINCE STARTING TREATMENT, her parents say, her SEIZURES HAVE DECREASED FROM 400 TO 20 A DAY

nat mark and greta walking outside

7-YEAR-OLD GRETA JUST MOVED DOWN THE STREET here in this suburb of Denver. HER PARENTS SPLIT THEIR TIME, LIVES AND FAMILY BETWEEN THIS HOME AND THEIR FARM IN MINNESOTA.

MARK BOTKER

there's nothing we wouldn't do to try and help her that's why we're here in Colorado.

DIAGNOSED WITH EPILEPSY AT 5 MONTHS, GRETA HAS TRIED DIFFERENT MEDICATIONS AND UNDERGONE BRAIN SURGERY.

NOTHING'S WORKED, ACCORDING TO HER PARENTS.UNTIL NOW.

they say, HER SEIZURES HAVE DROPPED FROM 15 A DAY TO 3 when using strain of marijuana known as Charlotte's Web. named for a 7-year-old whose own history of seizures decreased dramatically when using the drug which is low in t-h-c the ingredient responsible for feeling high.

MIGUEL STANDUP

Charlotte's Web was created here in this pot farm, two hours outside of Denver. The creator says the strain, is still under research and development

WITH MORE THAN 300,000 CHILDREN LIVING WITH EPILEPSY IN THE U.S. THE AMERICAN EPILEPSY SOCIETY SAYS STORIES LIKE GRACE AND GRETA'S ARE HOPEFUL. YET WARN: "we must remember that these are only anecdotal reports, and robust scientific evidence for the use of marijuana is lacking."

BUT FOR THE ALMOST TWO-HUNDRED FAMILIES with sick children who are now LIVING IN COLORADO THIS OPTION IS OFFERING HOPE DESPITE A LACK OF RESEARCH.

ANNA BURRIESCI

to see her doing better makes it all the worthwhile

FOR TODAY, MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, COLORADO. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-1SHOT


COMING UP AT 11-

SEE THE UNBELIVABLE BOND BETWEEN MAN AND HIS BEST FRIEND.

A DOG SAVES A SOLDIER FROM A BOMB IN AFGHANISTAN- AND NOW YEARS LATER THEY ARE FINALLY REUNITED.

PLUS- AFTER ALL HER SUCCESS- DID LADY GAGA REALLY GO BROKE?

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SOLDIER AND DOG REUNITED-ON CAM


THE LOVE BETWEEN A MILITARY MAN AND HIS SERVICE DOG RUNS DEEP-

ESPECIALLY WHEN THAT DOG SAVES A LIFE.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO A MAN FROM UTAH WHO IS WORKING IN AFGHANISTAN WITH HIS FOUR LEGGED PARTNER.

SANDRA YI HAS MORE ON THEIR SPECIAL BOND AND REUNION. Return to index of stories...


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BALTO THE DOG.

'It's kind of hard to say in words because I've been waiting for this day for a long time.

IS MORE THAN MAN'S BEST FRIEND.

"This is my hero, right here.

JOHN LOGIE FLEW INTO SALT LAKE TODAY WITH HIS NEW PET.

"Now its time for him to go home and sit on the couch."

LOGIE IS A CONTRACT DOG HANDLER. IN 2009 THE TWO BUILT A SPECIAL BOND WHEN LOGIE BECAME BALTOS HANDLER.

"The dog is pretty much on your hip 24x7. You sleep with them, you live with them, you eat with them.

BALTO WOULD SNIFF OUT EXPLOSIVES AND CLEAR THE WAY FOR TROOPS.

"He's got a good sniffer on him."

ON MOTHER'S DAY 2010, THE TWO WERE SENT TO CLEAR A COMPOUND FOR CANADIAN FORCES.

"I put Balto out on what we call a scan, let him out there to just kind of search the area on his own.

LOGIE SAYS THERE WERE TWO BOMBS THERE. HE WAS HIT BY THE LESS POWERFUL IED ONLY BECAUSE BALTO PULLED HIM AWAY FROM THE PRIMARY ONE.

"If he had not pulled me away from the primary one towards that building and I hit the secondary one like I did it could have been a very bad day for both of us.

LOGIE WAS HIT BY SHRAPNEL. THE BLAST ALSO DAMAGED HIS EAR DRUMS. IT TOOK A YEAR AND HALF TO RECOVER. IN 2012 LOGIE RETURNED TO AFGHANISTAN AND WAS REUNITED WITH BALTO.

"I called his name and his looked at me and his tail waggin and he came charging after me."

WHEN BALTO RETIRED, LOGIE DECIDED TO ADOPT HIM.

"Are you serious? Oh my gosh."

TODAY HE SURPRISED HIS DAUGHTER WHO UNTIL THIS MOMENT HAD ONLY SEEN PICTURES OF THE DOG THAT SAVED HER DAD'S LIFE.

"He's kind of a hero to all of us." Return to index of stories...


WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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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.

SAINT PATRICK'S DAY STORMS

Our Monday morning starts out fairly cloudy as we wait for showers and storms to move into Southwest Florida. By midday we could see a few stray showers and storms begin to arrive.

As we head into the afternoon, a band of rain with some embedded storms will move in from the northwest, making for an unsettled afternoon and evening.

The bulk of the rain will likely pass through Southwest Florida between 3-9 p.m., and then we'll start to dry out overnight into Tuesday morning.

A few of today's storms could pack a punch with the main threat being strong gusty winds.

Rain totals should stay below an inch for most of Southwest Florida, but it's not out of the question for a few spots to pick up over an inch if some of the cells train over the same spots.

Once the rain and clouds move away from South Florida Tuesday morning, our weather looks great for the remainder of the week. We'll enjoy plenty of sunshine along with highs in the mid 80s and lows in the 60s. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM


SHOCKING NEWS TODAY FROM LADY GAGA.

DESPITE BEING A NUMBER ONE ARTIST IN 2009- SHE SAYS SHE WAS BROKE.

AND MILEY CYRUS SHOWS OFF A PART OF HER BODY YOU PROBABLY HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE.

CRISTINA MUTCHLER HAS THESE STORIES AND MORE IN YOUR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


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LADY GAGA HIT IT BIG BUT WAS APPARENTLY BANKRUPT.

SHE MAKES THE ADMISSION IN AN UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE CEO OF LIVE NATION.

GAGA SAYS IN THE YEAR 2009 WHEN "POKER FACE" WAS NUMBER ONE AND HER "MONSTER BALL" TOUR WAS IN FULL SWING-- SHE SPENT ALL OF HER MONEY ON HER SET AND THAT LEFT HER BROKE.

MILEY CYRUS IS SHOWING OFF HER NEW TATTOO--

SHE POSTED THIS PIC ON INSTAGRAM SHOWING THE NEW INK OF AN EMOJI OF A SAD KITTY ON THE INSIDE OF HER LOWER LIP.

SHE ALSO SENT OUT A TWEET THAT SAID "OUCHYBOOBOO"

AT THE MOVIES THIS WEEKEND-- THE ANIMATED CHILDREN'S MOVIE ""MR PEABODY & SHERMAN" TOOK THE TOP SPOT. IN ITS SECOND WEEK OUT-- IT BROUGHT IN 21 MILLION DOLLARS.

THE BLOODY ANCIENT GREECE ACTION MOVIE "300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE" FELL TO THE NUMBER TWO SPOT.

AND AT NUMBER THREE WAS THE CAR CHASE ACTION FLICK "NEED FOR SPEED."

FOR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. I'M CRISTINA MUTCHLER. Return to index of stories...


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THE BATTLE ROUNDS BEGIN TONIGHT ON THE VOICE.

IT'S TIME FOR THE COACHES TO BRING THEIR 'ADVISORS' IN TO HELP MENTOR THE CONTESTANTS.

BLAKE SHELTON BROUGHT IN ONE OF COUNTRY MUSIC'S HOTTEST ACTS-- THE BAND PERRY. Return to index of stories...


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nats "Momma always told me that I should play nice, but she didn't know you when she gave me that advice."

BEYOND THEIR MENTORING DUTIES - "THE BAND PERRY" BE TOURING WITH SHELTON LATER THIS SUMMER.

ALSO SERVING AS MENTORS ON "THE VOICE" ARE JILL SCOTT, AND BLAKE SHELTON'S WIFE, MIRANDA LAMBERT WHO'S HELPING WITH SHAKIRA'S TEAM.

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TEASE FIVE-1SHOT


IT MAY BE ONE OF THE STRANGEST CONTESTS ON THE EARTH.

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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


A LOT PARENTS ARE FAMILIAR WITH GETTING A NOTE FROM DAYCARE OR SCHOOL WARNING TO BE ON THE LOOK-OUT FOR PINK EYE.

IT'S A RAPIDLY SPREADING CONDITION THAT HAS SEVERAL CAUSES, AND THEY REQUIRE DIFFERENT TREATMENT.

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AS THE DIRECTOR OF A FAMILY-OWNED PRESCHOOL, TRACY KINTER LOOKS

FOR ANYTHING THAT MIGHT SPREAD THROUGH HER CLASSROOMS. SHE

ALWAYS HAS AN EYE OUT FOR PINK EYE.

TRACY KINTER/PLAYMATES PRESCHOOL

RUNS:

:23 When we notice a discharge coming from their eye and they have a yellow or pink/

reddish appearance, we call all the parents and say we suspect it, that we aren't a doctor,

we can't diagnose them, but we do require them to go to the doctor and get a note.

DR. ANTHONY PEITRONIRO/PEDIATRICIAN

RUNS:

32: Pink eye means inflammation of the conjunctiva and the conjunctiva is a very thin

membrane that lines the inside of the eyelids and also lines the white part of your eye.

HERE'S ARE THE PINK EYE, RED FLAGS: REDNESS OR SWELLING OF THE WHITES OF THE

EYE, INCREASED TEARS, DISCHARGE, ITCHINESS AND CRUSTY EYELIDS.

DR. ANTHONY PEITRONIRO/PEDIATRICIAN

RUNS:

9:41 Oftentimes the children will wake up in the morning with their eyes matted shut,

usually with bacterial conjunctivitis it kind of persists throughout the day.

PINK EYE CAN RESULT FROM A VIRUS, ALLERGIES OR BACTERIA. VIRAL AND BACTERIAL

VERSIONS ARE HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS. DOCTORS LOOK FOR CLUES TO DETERMINE

ORIGIN.

DR. ANTHONY PEITRONIRO/PEDIATRICIAN

RUNS:

6:09: People who have viral conjunctivitis also will have symptoms of a cold at the same

time. So its not uncommon for people who have pink eye or conjunctivitis to also have a

cough, runny nose, sneezing.

amy oshier/reporting

RUNS:

One thing that puzzles parents: how to treat pink eye. The viral version generally

resolves itself but many people expect antibiotic drops. They won't help, unless it's a

bacterial case.

DR. ANTHONY PEITRONIRO/PEDIATRICIAN

RUNS:

1:23: No actually viral conjunctivitis does not require any antibiotic eye drops. The best

way to treat viral conjunctivitis is actually with warm compresses to the eyes maybe

three or four times a day and the best way to prevent it is strict hand washing.

IF DROPS ARE PRESCRIBED- YOU SHOUDN'T SHARE THEM OR SAVE THEM FOR LATER

USE. CHANCES ARE THE APPLICATOR IS CONTAMINATED. TRACY HAS SEEN FIRST HAND

HOW QUICKLY CHILDREN CAN PASS AROUND PINK EYE.

TRACY KINTER/PLAYMATES PRESCHOOL

RUNS:

:51 They touch their eyes and touch the toys even though we sanitize everything, it is

contagious.

RELIEF SHOULD BE IN SIGHT, WITH TIME AND PROPER TREATMENT.

FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


COLON CANCER-VOTOPSWIPE


PROMISING NEWS THIS MORNING CONCERNING COLON CANCER.

THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY SAYS THERE'S BEEN A 30 PERCENT DROP IN THE DISEASE OVER THE PAST DECADE FOR PEOPLE OVER 50.

AND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO'VE DIED FROM THE DISEASE DROPPED THREE PERCENT EACH YEAR FROM 2001 TO 20-10.

THE GOOD NEWS IS ATTRIBUTED TO INCREASED CANCER SCREENING. Return to index of stories...


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THIS MORNING- PEOPLE IN A COLORADO NEIGHBORHOOD ARE UPSET.

A HOME OWNER HAS TWO TOILETS AND A SINK TIED TO A TREE IN THE FRONT YARD.

NEIGHBORS SAY THEY'RE FURIOUS THAT THEY HAVE TO LOOK AT IT!

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story:

Two toilets and a sink are tied to a tree in the front yard of an El Paso

County home. Neighbors want them taken down.

A family claims it's all in the name of art, but neighbors are furious

saying it's disgusting to look at.

Neighbor Angela Johnson says she's had enough.

She says she built a fence at the property line.

The fence went up Friday.

The neighbors didn't want to go on camera, but the man says he's mad the

Johnsons put up the fence. He says the porcelain thrones will be a bird

feeder.

KRDO-TV asked the woman living at the home why the toilets and sink are

hanging around the tree, explaining that her neighbors are concerned.

The woman, who did not want to go on camera, but can be heard on camera,

says it's because she wants to express her creativity.

We asked if the decorations signified or meant something, she said no.

Neighbor Angela Johnson says the toilets and the sink are not safe because

there are children in the neighborhood.

But, the neighbors say they have kids and made sure the bathroom decorations

are secure.

This all started as a joke when the neighbor says she got a toilet in her

yard for Christmas. She says she decided to add the other toilet and sink

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BUILDING DEMO-VOTOPSWIPE


CHECK OUT THIS BUILDING DEMOLITION IN DES MOINES, IOWA.

IT TOOK CREWS 300 POUNDS OF DYNAMITE-

BUT ONLY 18 SECONDS TO BRING DOWN THIS OLD NURSING SCHOOL.

IT WAS THE CREWS BEST OPTION.

OFFICALS SAY A WREAKING BALL WOULD HAVE TAKEN THREE MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


DOG RESCUE-VOTOPSWIPE


TALK ABOUT ONE LUCKY DOG.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO FROM THE SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IN CALIFORNIA.

YOU CAN SEE A DEPUTY RESCUE A BLACK LABRADOR NAMED OREO FROM A HELICOPTER.

OREO FELL OVER A CLIFF-

AND BECAME STRANDED ON THE ROCKY HILLS NEAR A BEACH ALONG CALIFORNIA'S NORTHERN COAST.

HE'S NOW REUNITED WITH HIS OWNER. Return to index of stories...


UK WIFE CARRYING-VOTOPS


THIS MAY BE SOME OF THE MOST BIZARRE YET INTERESTING VIDEO YOU SEE ALL DAY.

THIS IS THE ANNUAL WIFE CARRYING RACE HELD IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

25 COMPETITORS HAD TO CARRY THEIR 'WIVES' UP A HILL-

THEN BACK DOWN TO THE FINISH LINE.

HAY BALES WERE USED AS HURDLES- AND IF THAT WASN'T HARD ENOUGH-

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TOSS TO NOON TEASE-2-SHOT DESK


NBC 2 NEWS AT NOON IS NEXT!

HEATHER TURCO IS HERE WITH A PREVIEW. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT


DEVELOPING AT NOON.

RAGE IN A CAGE.

THAT'S THE NAME OF THE RIDE THAT MALFUNCTIONED AT THE LEHIGH SPRING FESTIVAL.

NBC2 IS LIVE AT THE FAIR WITH THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION,

AS *ANOTHER RIDE BREAKS DOWN WITH PEOPLE ON BOARD.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

CALL IT A PEDICURE NIGHTMARE.

A SIMPLE VISIT TO A NAIL SALON NEARLY KILLED THIS MAN.

they found her mom. what. they found her. where

A WOMAN TELLS A REPORTER HOW HER TRUCK AND BLIND PET WERE STOLEN.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

THREE CHEERS FOR BEER.

IT'S A BIG DAY FOR THE IRISH,

AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO LIKES PARADES AND FESTIVITIES.

PLUS,

SOME SURPRISING MYTHS ABOUT GUINESS,

IF YOU'RE GRABBING A PINT OF THE POPULAR IRISH BEER.

HOPE YOU HAVE RAIN GEAR READY.

YOU WILL NEED IT LATER TODAY.

RIGHT NOW THE N-B-C-2 STORM TEAM IS TRACKING THIS SQUALL LINE AS IT COMES IN OFF THE GULF.

IT'S A LITTLE LESS THAN A HUNDRED MILES AWAY FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

PLANNING FOR THE REST OF THE DAY?

WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED.

METEOROGLOGIST JIM REIF IS STANDING BY TO PIN-POINT WHEN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD WILL SEE RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.

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NOON TZA) LEHIGH FAIR RIDE-VO


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NOON TZB) PEDICURE TERROR-VO


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CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


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