4PM NBC2

4PM NBC2

Click here for a text-only version of this page
DIRECTOR'S PAGE BREAK FOUR
WX OPEN-CLIP WX OPEN-CLIP
WEATHER-WX ANI BOX FIRST WX-WX ANI BOX
HEADLINES----- UKRAINE TODAY-VO IN PLASMA
A) LEHIGH RIDE AX-VO IN TC MON UKRAINE TODAY-PKG
C) PG CAR INTO BAR-VO IN TC MON FL UN EMPLOYMENT RATE-CG
B) BUS STOP MOVE-VO IN TC MON JAGGER GIRLFRIEND DEAD-VO
TOSS TO CHARLIE-O ANI BOX WITH RADAR AUSTIN 3RD DEATH-VO
I 75 FIRE FOLLOW-LIVE VU1 KTLA QUAKE-OC NATS VO
WEATHER WRAP-RADAR BNR CA QUAKE-O ANI BOX WITH VIDEO
TOSS TO STEVE-OC SOT VO BOXES CA QUAKE-PKG
LEHIGH RIDE AX-REM LIVE LIBYA OIL TANKER-VO
LEHIGH RIDE AX-PKG COLTS OWNER ARRESTED-VO
LEHIGH RIDE AX-REM LIVE KIDS MARIJUANA-ONCAM
TOSS TO CHRISTINA-SS VO KIDS MARIJUANA-PKG
ESCAPE WOMAN FOLLOW-REM LIVE FIAT RECALLS-TRX VO
ESCAPE WOMAN FOLLOW-VO DOG FACEBOOK PLEA-2 SS
ESCAPE WOMAN FOLLOW-SOT APPLE UPDATES-VO
ESCAPE WOMAN FOLLOW-REM LIVE PHARMACIES TOBACCO-ONCAM
BUS STOP MOVE-VO WIPE HEALTH OPEN-CLIP
BUS STOP MOVE-SOT VO HEALTH MATTERS-ONCAM
TEASE ONE-------- HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
A) PG CAR INTO BAR-2 SHOT VO TEASE FIVE-------
BREAK ONE A) WINTER SNOW-2 SHOT VO
BIG BOARD-trxSAT-LIVE-TOPS BREAK FIVE
PG CAR INTO BAR-VO WIPE FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
PG CAR INTO BAR-SOT SS FORECAST-WXWALL
DOWNTOWN FM HOTEL-VO TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC
TEASE TWO-------- TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
A) ST PADDY'S CONTROVERSY-TRX VO TOPS CONSUMER COMPLAINTS-ONCAM
BREAK TWO CONSUMER COMPLAINTS-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP CONSUMER COMPLAINTS-ONCAM
FORECAST-WXWALL USED CARS-SS
TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC DELTA PART-VO
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP RAMBO ARREST-VO WIPE
FMB ST PADDY-NATS TOPS VO RAMBO ARREST-SOT VO
ST. PADDY'S CONTROVERSY-ONCAM HOSPITAL IMPLOSION-OC NATS VO
ST. PADDY'S CONTROVERSY-PKG DOG RESCUE-TRX VO TOPS
FGCU BASKETBALL-VO ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP
TEASE THREE----- B) HIT AND RUN AT IRISH PUB-VOTOPS
A) PLANE UPDATE-2 SHOT VO BREAK SIX
BREAK THREE WINTER SNOW-VO IN TC MON
PLANE UPDATE-O ANI BOX WITH VIDEO WINTER SNOW-PKG
PLANE UPDATE-PKG ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP
TEASE FOUR---- 5PM PREVIEW-2SHOT
A) KTLA QUAKE-2 SHOT NATS VO END TIME-CREDITS
B) RADAR LOOK-RADAR  


DIRECTOR'S PAGE


Return to index of stories...

WX OPEN-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

WEATHER-WX ANI BOX


Return to index of stories...

HEADLINES-----


A PIECE OF METAL FLIES OFF A RIDE WITH SUCH FORCE IT DAMAGES A VAN.

A DAD WHO BROUGHT HIS SON TO THE LEHIGH SPRING FESTIVAL DESCRIBES WHAT HE SAW.

NBC2 INVESTIGATES WHAT WENT WRONG.

AN OUT OF CONTROL CAR BARRELS INTO A LOCAL BAR NARROWLY MISSING PEOPLE ON THIS BUSY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY.

WE HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE WHO MADE A SPLIT-SECOND DECISION THAT MAY HAVE SAVED THEIR LIVES.

PLUS ITS AN INVASION OF ONE WOMAN'S HOME.

A BUS STOP IS MOVED AND NOW PASSENGERS ARE TAKING SHELTER IN HER CARPORT. Return to index of stories...


A) LEHIGH RIDE AX-VO IN TC MON


Return to index of stories...

C) PG CAR INTO BAR-VO IN TC MON


Return to index of stories...

B) BUS STOP MOVE-VO IN TC MON


Return to index of stories...

TOSS TO CHARLIE-O ANI BOX WITH RADAR


THE FEAR OF HIGH WIND AND THUNDERSTORMS CREATING CONCERN OVER BRUSH FIRES. YOU SEE THE STORM ON OUR RADAR MOVING THRU CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

FIREFIGHTERS WERE FORCED TO SHUT DOWN PART OF THE INTERSTATE YESTERDAY AFTER A BRUSH FIRE CREATED DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR DRIVERS.

NBC2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN IS LIVE IN NORTH PORT ALONG INTERSTATE 75 WITH A LOOK AT THE SITUATION RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


I 75 FIRE FOLLOW-LIVE VU1


WE'RE NEAR MILE MARKER 182 SUMPTER ROAD IN NORTH PORT.

THE RAIN IS.

AND TRAFFIC IS.

THIS IS THE SAME SPOT WHERE SMOKE CLOSED THE INTERSTATE LAST NIGHT.

SOMETHING SPARKED A 25-ACRE BRUSH FIRE JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE.

THE ROAD IS OPEN NOW AND AS YOU CAN SEE FLOWING SMOTHLY DESPITE THE RAIN.

OFFICIALS ENCOURAGE YOU TO DRIVE CAREFULLY - KEEPING SPEEDS LOW AND USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS AND WINDSHIELD WIPERS.

COMING UP AT FIVE WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT HOW THIS WEATHER AFFECTS FIRE RISK IN THE AREA.

LIVE IN NORTH PORT CK NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER WRAP-RADAR BNR


OUR TEAM OF METEOROLOGISTS IS TRACKING THIS STORM. AND WILL BRING YOU UP TO THE MINUTE INFORMATION ON AIR.

AND ON LINE, YOU CAN SEE OUR LIVE DOPPLER RADAR TO TRACK THE STORMS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ON OUR WEBSITE AT NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO STEVE-OC SOT VO BOXES


NEW PROBLEMS AT THE LEHIGH SPRING FESTIVAL.

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

A piece OF METAL FLIES THROUGH THE AIR WITH SUCH FORCE IT DAMAGES A VAN.

TONIGHT NBC2 IS INVESTIGATING WHAT WENT WRONG WITH A RIDE OPERATED BY THE SAME COMPANY INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT LAST YEAR.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION IS LIVE FIRST AT FOUR. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH RIDE AX-REM LIVE


RIDERS CLAIM FLYING DEBRIS ALMOST HIT THEM -

ON THIS RIDE "RAGE IN THE CAGE."

THE COMPANY IN CHARGE OF FOR SAFETY FIRED BACK TODAY.

. SAYING THIS ISN'T NEWS.

THEY BLAME A GUST OF WIND FOR THE BRIEF SHUTDOWN AND STRESS THERE WERE NO INJURIES.

TODAY, WE KNOW A STATE INSPECTOR WAS BACK ON SCENE - MAKING SURE THIS ONE RIDE IS SAFE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH RIDE AX-PKG


Anakin Oliver, Rider

5916 "I thought we'd never be here again because of that one thing."

AN OUTING TO THE LEHIGH ACRES SPRING FESTIVAL -

TAKES A DRAMATIC TURN.

Oliver,

5839 "We heard creaking and then we felt vibration and then we heard this crash."

LITTLE ANAKIN OLIVER AND HIS FATHER BOB -

CLAIM THEY WERE ON THE RAGE IN THE CAGE RIDE SUNDAY WHEN SOMETHING WENT WRONG.

THEY INSIST METAL STARTED FLYING - AND ALMOST HIT THOSE STANDING IN LINE..

IN A STATEMENT TO US -

RIDE OPERATOR MODERN MIDWAY DISMISSES THOSE CONCERNS.

THEY BLAME HIGH WINDS FOR PUSHING A GATE INTO THE RIDE -

AND SENDING PART OF THE METAL INTO A NEARBY VAN -

ALL WHILE THE RIDE WAS IN OPERATION.

ONE FATHER SAYS THAT'S *NOT* AN ADEQUATE EXPLANATION.

Bob Oliver,

5713 "If a piece of metal would have gotten in there and injured him or something like that. I don't think I could have lived with it."

LAST YEAR - THE RING OF FIRE MALFUNCTIONED HURTING FIVE CHILDREN.

THE STATE BLAMED THE COMPANY FOR FAILING TO MAINTAINING THE RIDE.

THE TWO SETTLED. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH RIDE AX-REM LIVE


AS FOR THIS WEEKEND'S INCIDENT

MODERN MIDWAY DIDN'T WANT TO TALK ON CAMERA.

INSTEAD THEY CRITICIZED MEDIA COVERAGE OF THIS -

SAYING BAD PRESS MIGHT KEEP PEOPLE AWAY AND HURT THE MANY CHARITIES WHICH BENEFIT FROM THIS FESTIVAL.

LIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES, STEVE CAMPION, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHRISTINA-SS VO


WE ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT A WOMAN WHO ESCAPED FROM A DEPUTY'S CAR AND TOOK OFF.

AMY PALMER WAS RE-ARRESTED FRIDAY AFTER SHE WAS FOUND HIDING

NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF THOMPSON AND LEE STREET IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

NBC2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY IS THERE LIVE WITH MORE ON THE MOMENTS LEADING UP TO THE ESCAPE. Return to index of stories...


ESCAPE WOMAN FOLLOW-REM LIVE


THIS IS THE INTERSECTION WHERE PALMER JUMPED FROM THE PATROL CAR.

ACCORDING TO REPORTS--

PALMER TOLD THE FEMALE DEPUTY SHE WAS GOING TO "VOMIT" SO THE DEPUTY ROLLED THE BACK WINDOW DOWN A CRACK FOR SOME FRESH AIR.

THAT'S WHEN THINGS WENT WRONG.

I SPOKE TO ONE MAN WHO SAW IT ALL HAPPEN.

HE SAYS IT WAS LIKE SOMETHING OUT OF A MOVIE. Return to index of stories...


ESCAPE WOMAN FOLLOW-VO


HERE IS A LOOK AT THE SCENE FRIDAY.

THE WITNESS--RICHARD COOPER SAYS HE WAS SITTING BEHIND THE PATROL CAR IN TRAFFIC WHEN HE SAW PALMER FIDGETING IN THE BACK SEAT OF THE CAR--

HE SAYS SHE FREED ONE OF HER HANDS FROM THE CUFFS--

AND STUCK THE HAND--WITH THE CUFFS DANGLING OUT THE WINDOW--

REACHING FOR THE DOOR HANDLE. Return to index of stories...


ESCAPE WOMAN FOLLOW-SOT


28:02 once i realized the woman's hand was outside the vehicle i laid on my horn and at that time the traffic was barely creeping 28:15

hE SAID PALMER WAS WILD EYED AS SHE SPRANG FROM THE CAR--

RUNNING AS FAST AS SHE COULD.

THE DEPUTY CALLED FOR BACK UP--

ABOUT AND HOUR AND A HALF LATER--

PALMER WAS FOUND HIDING NEAR BY THE INTERSECTION WHERE SHE ESCAPED THE CAR.

SHE WAS RE-ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


ESCAPE WOMAN FOLLOW-REM LIVE


AT THIS POINT THE SITUATION IS STILL AN ON-GOING INVESTIGATION.

LCSO WILL NOT CONFIRM IF ANY RULES ON THE DEPUTY'S PART WERE BROKEN.

LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS CHRISTINA LUSBY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


BUS STOP MOVE-VO WIPE


A LEE COUNTY FAMILY SAYS THEIR PRIVACY IS BEING INVADED BY A NEW BUS STOP FEET FROM THEIR DOOR.

LEE TRAN MOVED THE STOP LAST SUMMER.

IT'S NOW CLOSER TO THE THREET FAMILY.

BUT THEY SAY PEOPLE RIDING THE BUS HAVE STARTED USING THEIR CAR PORT AS A PLACE TO GET OUT OF THE SUN OR STAY DRY.

THEY'RE WORRIED THEIR 82 YEAR OLD MOTHER - WHO LIVES HERE IS IN DANGER. Return to index of stories...


BUS STOP MOVE-SOT VO


there'd be no

way for her to get back into the house. It would startle her, it would scare her.

the stop was originally too close to an intersection and for safety sake we try to be a distance away from any intersection or driveway.

TODAY WE REACHED OUT TO LEE TRAN TO TALK ABOUT THE FAMILY'S COMPLAINT -

A SPOKESPERSON TOLD US THEY WILL MOVE THE BUS STOP WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE--------


CALL IT THE LUCK OF THE IRISH OR BAD DRIVING?

A DRIVER LOSES CONTROL OF THEIR CAR AND NARROWLY MISSES PEOPLE CELEBRATING ST PATRICK'S DAY AT AN IRISH BAR.

SEE HOW THEY MANAGED TO GET AWAY AT THE LAST SECOND. Return to index of stories...


A) PG CAR INTO BAR-2 SHOT VO


Return to index of stories...

BREAK ONE


BREAK ONE HITS AT 04:08:30 Return to index of stories...


BIG BOARD-trxSAT-LIVE-TOPS


A DAY OF GAINS ON WALL STREET.

FACTORY PRODUCTION ROSE IN FEBUARY BY THE MOST IN SIX MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


PG CAR INTO BAR-VO WIPE


CAUGHT ON CAMERA - AN OUT OF CONTROL CAR NEARLY RUINED Saint PATRICK'S DAY AT CHARLOTTE COUNTY BAR.

LOOK CLOSELY - A GROUP OF PEOPLE ARE INSIDE THE CELTIC RAY RESTAURANT IN PUNTA GORDA.

YOU CAN SEE RIGHT AFTER TWO PEOPLE MAKE IT INSIDE THE FRONT DOOR, A CAR SLAMS INTO OUTDOOR SEATING AND INTO THE ENTRANCE BEFORE SPEEDING OFF. Return to index of stories...


PG CAR INTO BAR-SOT SS


13 Rahil Lone, Witness "Palm tree was knocked down, tables were scattered and the actual door to the bar was knocked off and it looked like the car just… turned and hit the building."

PUNTA GORDA POLICE SAY JESSE BROWN WAS BEHIND THE WHEEL OF HIS RED MUSTANG.

POLICE FOUND HIM HIDING IN THE ATTIC OF HIS BROTHER'S HOME.

BOTH BROTHER ARE NOW FACING CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


DOWNTOWN FM HOTEL-VO


PLANS ARE MOVING FORWARD TO BUILD A NEW HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

NBC2 WAS FIRST TO UNCOVER THAT A SHERATON WOULD BE BUILT NEXT TO HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER.

CITY LEADERS AGREED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A PRE-DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO SPEED UP THE PROCESS.

RIGHT NOW- IT JUST NEEDS THE MAYOR'S SIGNATURE TO MAKE IT OFFICIAL.

ONCE THAT HAPPENS, THE DEVELOPER WILL RELEASE PLANS FOR THE HOTEL IN THE NEXT 2 MONTHS.

COUNT ON US TO SHOW THOSE TO YOU AS SOON AS THEY'RE AVAILABLE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO--------


ST PATRICKS DAY POLITICS/

WHILE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CELEBRATED ACROSS THE COUNTRY A BIG STRUGGLE IS BREWING OVER GAY RIGHTS.

AHEAD AT FOUR, WE SHOW YOU WHERE BOYCOTTS OF THE CELEBRATIONS ARE FUELING RAGE. Return to index of stories...


A) ST PADDY'S CONTROVERSY-TRX VO TOPS


Return to index of stories...

BREAK TWO


Break Two hits at 04:12:37 Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


FORECAST OPEN Return to index of stories...


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.

THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT

A line of strong storms in the Gulf of Mexico is moving this way and we will be tracking heavy rain, strong winds and lightning this evening. A Tornado Watch has been issued for DeSoto, Charlotte and Lee Counties through 11:00 p.m. It's possible the watch area will extend inland and/or south as the evening progresses. Remember. a "Watch" area means that residents in the affected counties should be on alert for rapidly changing weather. If the weather becomes more serious tonight, "Warnings" will be issued. Windy weather will continue for most of the evening and it's very possible that some wind gusts could exceed 45 - 50 mph as the strong storms move in. It appears that the threat for severe weather may hold off for our immediate area later this evening. The line of storms is moving to the east rather slowly while the individual storms within the line are racing northeast at over 40 mph.

Tonight's potential for severe weather will be moving through the area tomorrow morning and be off the east coast during the day on Tuesday. We will return to relatively quiet weather for the rest of the week. Highs will be in the 80's each day and overnight lows will be in the 60's. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC


Return to index of stories...

TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

FMB ST PADDY-NATS TOPS VO


PEOPLE ON FORT MYERS GOT INTO THE SPIRIT OF SAINT PATRICK'S DAY.

DOZENS OF OF GROUPS PARTICIPATED IN THE ANNUAL PARADE.

THOUSANDS CAME OUT ALONG ESTERO BOULEVARD TO CHEER ALONG THE PARADE.

THE PARTY CONTINUES ALL NIGHT TONIGHT ON FORT MYERS BEACH. Return to index of stories...


ST. PADDY'S CONTROVERSY-ONCAM


THERE'S NEW CONTROVERSY THIS YEAR AT SAINT PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATIONS ACROSS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

SOME COMPANIES AND POLITICIANS, INCLUDING THE MAYORS OF NEW YORK AND BOSTON, ARE BOYCOTTING THE FESTIVITIES TO SUPPORT GAY GROUPS THAT HAVE HISTORICALLY BEEN EXCLUDED FROM THE EVENTS.

BUT AS CHRIS POLLONE SHOWS US RELIGIOUS LEADERS ARE FIRING BACK. Return to index of stories...


ST. PADDY'S CONTROVERSY-PKG


WITH PIPES AND POMP… IN CITIES ACROSS THE U-S… THE IRISH… AND THE IRISH-FOR-A-DAY CELEBRATED SAINT PATRICK'S DAY: THE CATHOLIC FEAST DAY FOR ITS PATRON SAINT OF IRELAND.

IN THE WINDY CITY, THEY DYED THE CHICAGO RIVER GREEN…

BASEBALL'S BOSTON RED SOX DONNED GREEN HATS AND TOPS AND PLAYED ON GREEN BASES IN A SPRING TRAINING GAME.

AND THE NATION'S LARGEST PARADE KICKED OFF IN NEW YORK MONDAY MORNING…

200-THOUSAND MARCHERS BRAVED THE COLD AS THEY PARADED DOWN FIFTH AVENUE…

UP TO A MILLION SPECTATORS LINED THE PARADE ROUTE FOR THE 253RD ST. PATRICK'S CELEBRATION IN ITS HISTORY.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES, THE CITY'S MAYOR- THE NEWLY ELECTED BILL DIBLASIO-DID NOT MARCH… A PROTEST OF ORGANIZERS' EXCLUSION OF GAY PRIDE GROUPS.

DEBLASIO WELCOMED IRISH PRIME MINISTER ENDA KENNY BEFORE THE PARADE…

FUMBLING A GIFT FOR THE IRISH LEADER-- A CRYSTAL APPLE… IT SURVIVED INTACT.

KENNY DISMISSED THE CONTROVERSY… SAYING THE PARADE IS A SIGN OF IRISHNESS, NOT SEXUALITY.

SOME LAMENTED THE CONTROVERSY ON A DAY WHICH BRINGS SO MANY TOGETHER FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

"It's very sad that we should experience the division amongst family and friends."

THE NEWLY ELECTED MAYOR OF BOSTON ALSO SKIPPED THAT CITY'S PARADE SUNDAY…

AND WHILE ORGANIZATIONS THAT IDENTIFY THEMSELVES BY SEXUAL ORIENTATION WERE NOT ALLOWED TO MARCH, SOME GAYS DID PARTICIPATE… RIDING A FLOAT THAT CELEBRATED DIVERSITY.

IT'S A BATTLE OF AGENDAS, ACCEPTANCE AND FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS THAT'S RAGED FOR YEARS… IN A NATION RICH WITH IRISH HERITAGE AND HISTORY.

CHRIS POLLONE, NBC NEWS, NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


FGCU BASKETBALL-VO


THREE HOURS FROM NOW THE F-G-C-U WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM LEARNS *WHO AND *WHERE THEY WILL PLAY IN THE N-C DOUBLE-A TOURNAMENT.

THE LADY EAGLES WON THE ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE SUNDAY.

LIKE THE GUYS TEAM, THEY PLAYED MERCER IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP.

FANS AT ALICO ARENA GOT THEIR MONEY'S WORTH.

F-G-C-U WON 72 TO 70 IN OVERTIME.

THAT GIVES THEM AN AUTOMATIC BID TO THE BIG DANCE.

THE SELECTION SHOW BEGINS TONIGHT AT SEVEN TO DETERMINE THE BRACKET.

THE EAGLES ARE PROJECTED AS A 12TH SEED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-----


DID THE PILOT OF A MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINES FLIGHT STEER OFF-COURSE AS POLITICAL REVENGE?

AHEAD AT FOUR NBC2 EXPOSES BRAND NEW REVELATIONS AS INVESTIGATORS ONCE AGAIN SHIFT THEIR FOCUS TO FIND ANSWERS. Return to index of stories...


A) PLANE UPDATE-2 SHOT VO


Return to index of stories...

BREAK THREE


Break Three hits at 04:21:52 Return to index of stories...


PLANE UPDATE-O ANI BOX WITH VIDEO


MORE THAN A WEEK AFTER A MALAYSIAN AIRLINES PLANE DISPARRED, THE PILOTS ARE NOW UNDER THE MICROSCOPE.

INVESTIGATORS HAVEN'T RULED OUT HIJACKING, SABOTAGE, PILOT SUICIDE OR MASS MURDER, AND THEY ARE CHECKING THE BACKGROUNDS OF ALL 227 PASSENGERS AND 12 CREW MEMBERS,

POLO SANDOVAL REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


PLANE UPDATE-PKG


NEW QUESTIONS KEEP COMING.

WHAT HAPPENED DURING A CRUCIAL 15-MINUTE TIME PERIOD AS MALAYSIAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 370 CROSSED INTO VIETNAMESE AIRSPACE?

INVESTIGATORS KNOW THE LAST TRANSMISSION FROM THE COCKPIT TOOK PLACE EARLY IN THE FLIGHT.

THEY *DON'T* KNOW WHEN THE TWO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS WERE SHUT DOWN.

THAT BEGS THE QUESTION - IF ANY OF THE CREW OR PASSENGERS ABOARD THE FLIGHT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE PLANE'S DISAPPEARANCE.

NEW DATA ALSO SUGGESTS TWO POSSIBLE ROUTES:

NORTH OVER MORE THAN A DOZEN COUNTRIES.AND SOUTH INTO THE INDIAN OCEAN.

THAT'S WHERE MORE THAN 26 NATIONS CONTINUE SCOURING THE VAST OPEN SEA.

"We've been given instructions that if we find any signs of any degris -- life jackets, or parts of the aircraft, we should report it to the Port control"

THE FAMILIES OF THE MISSING ARE GETTING SEEMINGLY DIFFERENT STORIES EVERY DAY -- THEY STILL DON'T EVEN KNOW IF THE PLANE CRASHED OR LANDED. OR IF THEIR LOVED ONES ARE ALIVE OR NOT

"We need to know where that fork in the road is going to go, and we're not ready to take either branch, but we have to know what's coming"

THE GIRLFRIEND OF AMERICAN PASSENGER PHILIP WOOD KNOWS THE NEWS COULD BREAK AT ANY TIME.

"My son even helped me pick out which closes to bring for him, so I have an outfit for him in my backpack."

SARAH BAJC WAITS HALF A WORLD AWAY. AS INVESTIGATORS ARE NO CLOSER TO PROVIDING HER ANSWERS.

IN WASHINGTON.IM POLO SANDOVAL. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR----


AN EARTHQUAKE RATTLING NERVES ON LIVE TELEVISION.

coming up more problems.earthquake we're having an earthquake

THE TREMOR GAVE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE A WAKE UP CALL IN CALIFORNIA.

FIRST AT FOUR A LOOK AT THE STRENGTH AND DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


A) KTLA QUAKE-2 SHOT NATS VO


Return to index of stories...

B) RADAR LOOK-RADAR


Return to index of stories...

BREAK FOUR


Break Four hits at 04:26:57 Return to index of stories...


WX OPEN-CLIP


NEW! Return to index of stories...


FIRST WX-WX ANI BOX


Return to index of stories...

UKRAINE TODAY-VO IN PLASMA


HITTING RUSSIA IN THE CHECKBOOK.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IMPOSES SANCTIONS ON PEOPLE ACCUSED OF ORCHESTRATING THE TAKEOVER OF CRIMEA.

AND NOW THERE ARE BRAND NEW QUESTIONS OF THE LEGITIMACY OF THE REFERENDUM.

STEVE HANDLESMAN GETS US UP TO SPEED AT FOUR. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE TODAY-PKG


walk in

PRESIDENT OBAMA REPEATED HIS WARNING TO RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN

sot; obama

10:46:06 the referendum in Crimea was a clear violation of Ukrainian Constitutions and international law, and it will not be recognized by the international community. 18

obama cuts

HE SLAPPED U-S SANCTIONS.

putin today fo28 m 2:40 ***

. ON 11 PEOPLE SAID YTO HAVE HELPED PUTIN GRAB CRIMEA.

yanu at one of his newsers

INCLUDING OUSTED UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT YANUKOVICH

his amazing house

WHO LIVED LIKE A BILLIONAIRE.

putin #2 today fo28 m

PUTIN'S FRIENDS GET BANK ACCOUNTS FROZEN AND VISAS DENIED. NO SANCTIONS ON PUTIN HIMSELF.

backtime obama

. YET.

sot: obama

10:47:06 And if Russia continues to interfere in Ukraine, we stand ready to impose further sanctions. 12

fo06m b roll arrivals

U-S ALLIES IN EUROPE VOTED SANCTIONS. BUT NOT ON PUTIN. AND BACK IN THE U-S.

NCDC14EZ Sen John McCain On Ukraine

u can backtime; mccain is muttering

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS ARE OUTRAGED.

sot: j McC

12;47;44 i dont know when the president and his advisors are gonna wake up to what putin is really all about 50

NCDC14EZ Senator Brasso

sot: sen john barrasso

09;18;32 and i believe he doesnt know what he is going to do yet i believe he is calculating the credibilty of his opponents on a daily basis 38

fo52M

IN CRIMEA, PUTIN'S TROOPS SECURED THE RUSSIAN LAND GRAB. THAT'S SEEN BY MANY HERE AS LIBERATION

fo52M

"It feels like we got a little bit of freedom and justice."

the vote

97% OF CRIMEANS VOTED YESTERDAY TO LEAVE UKRAINE AND JOIN RUSSIA

putin #3

PUTIN TODAY FORMALLY RECOGNIZED THAT CHOICE

russian troops

AND THE WORLD WATCHED TO SEE IF RUSSIA MOVES INTO MORE OF UKRAINE

audio outcue: I'm Steve Handelsman, NBC News,

TO TRY TO PREVENT THAT, PRESIDENT OBAMA GOES TO EUROPE NEXT WEEK TO PUT MORE DIPLOMATIC, AND MAYBE ECONOMIC PRESSURE ON PUTIN

STEVE HANDELSMAN, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


FL UN EMPLOYMENT RATE-CG


BRAND NEW AT FOUR.

FLORIDA'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS NOW AT 6 POINT ONE PERCENT.

THAT'S A DROP FROM 6 POINT THREE PERCENT BACK IN DECEMBER.

FLORIDA REMAINS BELOW THE NATIONAL JOBLESS MARK OF 6 POINT 7 PERCENT.

HOWEVER, HENDRY COUNTY, IMPACTED BY LONG-TERM CUTS IN STATE GOVERNMENT JOBS, CONTINUES TO HOLD THE HIGHEST JOBLESS MARK, AT 9 POINT 8 PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


JAGGER GIRLFRIEND DEAD-VO


L'WREN SCOTT - MICK JAGGER'S LONG TIME GIRLFRIEND - WAS FOUND DEAD IN MANHATTAN MONDAY.

THE BODY OF THE 46 YEAR-OLD FASHION DESIGNER AND FORMER MODEL WAS FOUND BY HER ASSISTANT AROUND TEN A-M.

ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS, FOUL PLAY IS NOT SUSPECTED.

MICK JAGGER IS CURRENTLY ON TOUR IN AUSTRALIA.

A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE ROCKER SAYS THE SINGER IS "COMPLETELY SHOCKED AND DEVASTATED BY THE NEWS."

THE PAIR HAD BEEN DATING SINCE 2001. Return to index of stories...


AUSTIN 3RD DEATH-VO


NEW AT FOUR.

A THIRD PERSON HAS DIED IN THE SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVING CRASH AT AN AUSTIN, TEXAS FESTIVAL.

POLICE SAY 21 YEAR OLD RASHAD OWENS DROVE INTO PEOPLE AND VEHICLES AT THE FESTIVAL WHILE HE WAS INTOXICATED EARLY THURSDAY.

OFFICERS SAY HE DROVE INTO THE CROWDS AFTER REFUSING TO STOP FOR AN OFFICER WHO TRIED TO PULL HIM OVER.

HE'S NOW FACING CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


KTLA QUAKE-OC NATS VO


A WAKE-UP CALL COURTESY OF MOTHER NATURE.

coming up more problems.earthquake we're having an earthquake ok it appears to have stopped we're going to jump right now to the us geological survey

THAT WAS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE DURING A LIVE NEWSCAST IN LOS ANGELES.

ANCHORS WENT UNDER THEIR DESKS AS AN OUTSIDE CAMERA SHOOK. Return to index of stories...


CA QUAKE-O ANI BOX WITH VIDEO


THIS AFTERNOON WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE'S STRENGTH AND IT'S EFFECT.

STEPHANIE STANTON BRINGS US THE DETAILS FIRST AT FOUR. Return to index of stories...


CA QUAKE-PKG


***USGS feed***

A SHAKY WAKE-UP CALL FOR MILLIONS ACROSS LOS ANGELES THIS MORNING.

THE MAGNITUDE 4-POINT-4 QUAKE HIT AT 6:25 LOCAL TIME.

SENDING K-T-L-A'S NEWS ANCHORS DUCKING FOR COVER UNDER THEIR DESK LIVE ON-THE-AIR.

SECURITY CAMERAS AT U-C-L-A CAPTURED THE EARTHQUAKE. SHOWING TREES AND LIGHT POLES SWAYING AS THE GROUND SHOOK.

"It was pretty scary. it's obviously something that we have to get used to living here in LA, but its frightening."

ACROSS THE CITY, POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS WERE ON HIGH-ALERT, BUT THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF ANY DAMAGE OR INJURIES.

DESPITE ITS LOW MAGNITUDE. THE EARTHQUAKE WAS THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT RATTLE IN L-A IN MORE THAN FIVE YEARS.

"We have not had any recent activity in this area. the most recent significant earthquake that shook the Los Angels region was in 2008."

TODAY'S MODERATE QUAKE WAS STRONG ENOUGH THOUGH TO SEND SHOCK-WAVES OF FEAR THROUGH THE MINDS OF CALIFORNIANS ALWAYS WAITING ON THE NEXT "BIG ONE" TO HIT.

"this is a reminder that we live in earthquake country here in Southern California."

AN EARLY MORNNDER FOR THOSE LIVING HSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. PHANIE STANTON, NBC S, LOS ANGELES. Return to index of stories...


LIBYA OIL TANKER-VO


NAVY SEALS HAVE TAKEN CONTROL OF A HIGHJACKED OIL TANKER THAT WAS BEING HELD BY ARMED LIBYANS.

ANTI-GOVERNMENT REBELS IN LIBYA MANAGED TO LOAD CRUDE OIL ONTO THE TANKER, WHICH ESCAPED THE LIBYAN NAVY EARLIER THIS MONTH.

THE U-S GOVERNMENT SAID NO ONE WAS HURT DURING LAST NIGHT'S OPERATION WHICH TOOK PLACE ON INTERNATIONAL WATERS SOUTHEAST OF CYPRUS. Return to index of stories...


COLTS OWNER ARRESTED-VO


A N-F-L TEAM OWNER IS IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS OWNER JIM IRSAY SPENT SOME TIME IN JAIL OVER THE WEEKEND.

HE WAS ARRESTED SUNDAY IN HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA ON DRUNKEN DRIVING CHARGES.

POLICE SAY IRSAY IS ALSO CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.

OFFICERS FOUND MULTIPLE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN PILL BOTTLES. Return to index of stories...


KIDS MARIJUANA-ONCAM


COLORADOS' STANCE ON MARIJUANA IS ATTRACTING ATTENTION AND NEW RESIDENTS.

A NEW "N-B-C NEWS POLL" SHOWS 92-PERCENT OF AMERICANS HAVE FOLLOWED REPORTS OF LEGALIZATION IN THAT STATE.

AMONG THOSE ARE PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH MEDICAL PROBLEMS.

AS MIGUEL ALMAGUER EXPLAINS. SOME ARE NOW PACKING UP. AND MOVING TO THE STATE. Return to index of stories...


KIDS MARIJUANA-PKG


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

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...


FIAT RECALLS-TRX VO


A NBC 2 CONSUMER ALERT AT FOUR.

CHRYSLER IS RECALLING

MORE THAN 18 THOUSAND FIAT 500-L CARS IN THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE DRIVERS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SHIFT OUT OF PARK.

INVESTIGATORS SAY CERTAIN TEMPERATURES THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER MAY HAVE A DELAYED EFFECT, AND IN SOME CASES, NO EFFECT ON SELECTING A GEAR. Return to index of stories...


DOG FACEBOOK PLEA-2 SS


THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ON FACEBOOK ARE COMING TO THE RESCUE OF A DOG THAT MAULED A 4-YEAR-OLD BOY.

THIS IS LEADING UP TO A HEARING IN PHOENIX TO DECIDE THE DOG'S FATE.

KEVIN VICENTE WAS SEVERELY INJURED WHEN HE WAS BIT IN THE FACE.

HIS INJURIES COULD POSSIBLY INVOLVE YEARS OF RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERIES.

BUT NOW THERE'S A CAMPAIGN ON FACEBOOK THAT'S GOTTEN 40 THOUSAND LIKES AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO SPARE THE DOG'S LIFE.

SUPPORTERS SAY THE CAMPAIGN DOESN'T MEAN THEY VALUE THE DOG'S LIFE ABOVE THE CHILD'S. Return to index of stories...


APPLE UPDATES-VO


THE NEW APPLE I-PHONE AND I-PAD UPDATES IS CREATING SOME BACKLASH ONLINE.

NEW REPORTS CLAIM THE BATTERY LIFE ACROSS A NUMBER OF DEVICES WAS IN NEARLY ALL CASES SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN THE PREVIOUS SOFTWARE UPDATE.

THE NEW SOFTWARE UPDATE BOASTS A NUMBER OF NEW FEATURES, ALONG WITH A NUMBER OF SECURITY FIXES. Return to index of stories...


PHARMACIES TOBACCO-ONCAM


FIRST C-V-S DECIDED *NOT TO SELL TOBACCO PROJECTS.

NOW OTHER BIG RETAILERS ARE FEELING THE PRESSURE.

MORE THAN TWO DOZEN STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL HAVE SENT LETTERS ASKING THEM TO STOP SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

THE LETTERS WENT TO STORES INCLUDING RITE-AID AND WAL-MART.

THE LETTERS DO *NOT MENTION ANY LEGAL ACTION IF RETAILERS CONTINUE SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH OPEN-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

HEALTH MATTERS-ONCAM


THE EYE CONDITION PINK EYE GOT A LOT OF ATTENTION IN RECENT WEEKS, AFTER BOB COSTAS CAME DOWN WITH A CASE SO BAD, HE COULD NOT BROADCAST FROM THE OLUMPICS.

THIS RAPIDLY SPREADING CONDITION- ACTUALLY HAS SEVERAL CAUSES, AND THEY REQUIRE DIFFERENT TREATMENT.

AMY OSHIER HAS MORE IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


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...


TEASE FIVE-------


OLD MAN WINTER IS BECOMING A VERY UNWANTED GUEST.

YET ANOTHER WINTER STORM IS PARALYZING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


A) WINTER SNOW-2 SHOT VO


Return to index of stories...

BREAK FIVE


Break Five hits at 04:40:27 Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


FORECAST OPEN Return to index of stories...


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.

THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT

A line of strong storms in the Gulf of Mexico is moving this way and we will be tracking heavy rain, strong winds and lightning this evening. A Tornado Watch has been issued for DeSoto, Charlotte and Lee Counties through 11:00 p.m. It's possible the watch area will extend inland and/or south as the evening progresses. Remember. a "Watch" area means that residents in the affected counties should be on alert for rapidly changing weather. If the weather becomes more serious tonight, "Warnings" will be issued. Windy weather will continue for most of the evening and it's very possible that some wind gusts could exceed 45 - 50 mph as the strong storms move in. It appears that the threat for severe weather may hold off for our immediate area later this evening. The line of storms is moving to the east rather slowly while the individual storms within the line are racing northeast at over 40 mph.

Tonight's potential for severe weather will be moving through the area tomorrow morning and be off the east coast during the day on Tuesday. We will return to relatively quiet weather for the rest of the week. Highs will be in the 80's each day and overnight lows will be in the 60's. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC


Return to index of stories...

TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

CONSUMER COMPLAINTS-ONCAM


WHAT IRKS YOU THE MOST AS A CONSUMER?

AND WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?

LYNDA BAQUERO REPORTS ON THE TOP COMPLAINTS. AND TELLS US WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF. Return to index of stories...


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:

"I don't trust anyone anymore, I don't." Return to index of stories...


CONSUMER COMPLAINTS-ONCAM


LYNDA BAQUERO REPORTING.

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


USED CARS-SS


CONSUMER REPORTS IS OUT WITH THE 23 WORST USED CARS TO BUY.

THE REPORT IS BASED ON A STUDY OF ITS SUBSCRIBERS AND VEHICLES THAT ARE ATLEAST THREE YEARS OLD.

TOPPING THE LIST IS THE B-M-W X-5, FOLLOWED BY THE CHEVY CRUZE, AND THE CHEVY IMPALA.

THE STUDY DOESN'T LIST SPECIFIC PROBLEMS. Return to index of stories...


DELTA PART-VO


TOUGH QUESTIONS TODAY FOR DELTA.

THE COMPANY IS TRYING TO DETERMINE HOW PART OF A PLANE'S WING FLEW OFF.

IT HAPPENED DURING DELTA FLIGHT 24-12 EN ROUTE FROM ORLANDO TO ATLANTA.

THE PANEL ON THE LEFT WING DETACHED.

FORTUNATELY IT DID NOT HURT THE AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY TO FLY OR LAND.

IT DID PROMPT PILOTS TO DECLARE AN IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCY.

NONE OF THE PASSENGERS OR CREW MEMBERS WERE INJURED. Return to index of stories...


RAMBO ARREST-VO WIPE


A MAN DRESSED LIKE RAMBO THREATEN PATRONS OF A BAR NEAR DAYTONA BEACH WITH KNIVES AND AN ASSAULT RIFE

THE 37-YEAR-OLD MAN DRESSED IN FATIGUES ATTACKED SEVERAL CUSTOMERS, STABBING SOME AND SHOOTING AT OTHERS, BEFORE HE WAS WRESTLED TO THE GROUND. Return to index of stories...


RAMBO ARREST-SOT VO


"The next thing I know, I'm jumping on his gun grabbing his barrel. All I'm trying to do is hold his barrel to the ground. He gets off one shots. Takes a knife, stabs me in the face. There was a lot of blood. I've got cuts on my hands. All I'm trying to do is keep the gun on the ground so he doesn't shoot my friends behind me."

NO ONE WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED, AND THE MAN IS NEW CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER.

WITNESSES SAY HE WAS DRINKING AT THE BAR EARLIER BUT HAD BEEN ASKED TO LEAVE. Return to index of stories...


HOSPITAL IMPLOSION-OC NATS VO


IN IOWA THEY CLOSED STREETS. EVACUATED A BUILDING. AND SET-OFF DYNAMITE.

ALL TO SEE THIS HAPPEN.

nats of implosion

IT TOOK 18 SECONDS TO BRING DOWN THIS OLD NURSING SCHOOL IN IOWA.

STREETS AROUND THE HOSPITAL WERE CLOSED OFF TO KEEP EVERYONE A SAFE DISTANCE

AWAY.

THEY USED 300 POUNDS OF DYNAMITE.

PLANNING FOR THE IMPLOSION TOOK THREE MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


DOG RESCUE-TRX VO TOPS


MUST SEE VIDEO.

DEPUTIES IN CALIFORNIA RESCUE A BLACK LAB FROM THE BOTTOM OF A CLIFF BUT THEY NEEDED A HELICOPTER TO DO IT.

THE DOG FELL OFF THE CLIFF AND GOT STRANDED ON THE ROCKY HILLS.

THE OWNER CALLED FOR HELP AND EVENUTALLY THE POOCH WAS RE-UNITED WITH HIM Return to index of stories...


ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP


PAUSE FOR AHEAD AT 5:00 CLIP

PETER BUSCH IN THE NBC2 NEWSROOM.

AHEAD AT FIVE--

WE'RE BACK AT THE SCENE OF A BRUSH FIRE THAT SPARKED YESTERDAY.

TODAY'S STRONG WINDS COUPLED WITH TONIGHT'S EXPECTED LIGHTNING HAVE FIREFIGHTERS ON STANDBY.

PLUS: WE HAVE SECURITY VIDEO FROM AN IRISH PUB IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY--

WHEN A CAR BARRELLED INTO THE PATIO DURING A SAINT PATRICK'S DAY PARTY.

HEAR HOW CLOSE OF A CALL THIS WAS FOR CUSTOMERS. Return to index of stories...


B) HIT AND RUN AT IRISH PUB-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

BREAK SIX


Break Six hits at 04:51:24 Return to index of stories...


WINTER SNOW-VO IN TC MON


SPRING IS JUST THREE DAYS AWAY.

AND IT CANNOT COME QUICK ENOUGH FOR PEOPLE DIGGING OUT IN OUR NATION'S CAPITAL.

THEIR ST. PATTY'S DAY IS SNOWY AND SLICK.

DANIELLE LEIGH SHOWS HOW IT'S IMPACTING EVERYTHING FROM GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO TRANSIT. Return to index of stories...


WINTER SNOW-PKG


THE STORM TRANSFORMED CAPITOL HILL INTO A WINTER WONDERLAND FOR KIDS.

MEANWHILE. WE FOUND MOST ADULTS LOOKING TO ESCAPE THE SNOWY MESS.

"a little tired of it just a little."

DONNA ANDERSON SNUCK INTO THE DUBLINER. A WELL KNOWN IRISH PUB.

INSIDE. A WHOLE CROWD OF PEOPLE.

CELEBRATING ST PATRICK'S DAY.

STAYING WARM. AND TRYING TO STAY POSITIVE.

"I think it's ok only because it's going to be 60 degrees on Weds so that is a little bit comforting, but at the same time, I've had enough."

THE SNOW SHUT DOWN FEDERAL BUILDINGS AND SCHOOLS.

AND LED TO ANOTHER ROUND OF FLIGHT DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS AT AREA AIRPORTS.

IN THE EARLY MORNING, DRIVERS COLLIDED ON SLICK ROADS. IN WEST VIRGINIA.

FOUR WERE INJURED IN VIRGINIA WHEN A BUS OVERTURNED ALONG I-95.

THE SAME STORM IS DUMPING ON PARTS OF NEW JERSEY AND PHILADELPHIA.

A MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW EXTENDED INTO NORTH CAROLINA.

AND PARTS OF THE SOUTHEAST ATLANTIC, BRACED FOR HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDER STORMS.

THIS YEAR'S WINTER HAS DELIVERED RECORD SNOW IN AREAS THROUGHOUT OUT THE NORTHEAST.

AND PEOPLE ARE READY TO BID IT FAREWELL.

BY THE NOW THE ROADS HERE ARE MOSTLY CLEAR.

THE WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO WARM UP BY MID WEEK.

MELTING AWAY MUCH OF THIS SNOW, JUST IN TIME FOR SPRING.

audio outcue: In Washington, Danielle Leigh, NBC News. Return to index of stories...


ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

5PM PREVIEW-2SHOT


WE'RE TRACKING STORMS NEXT AT FIVE.

SENIOR CHIEF METEOROLOGIST ROBERT VAN WINKLE IS UPDATING HIS FIRST ALERT FORECAST.

WE'LL HEAR FROM HIM AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR.

AND WE HAVE STORIES FROM PEOPLE WHO WERE AT THE LEHIGH ACRES SPRING FESTIVAL--

FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR, A RIDE STARTED COMING APART.

THE NEWS AT FVIE IS NEXT. Return to index of stories...


END TIME-CREDITS


Return to index of stories...