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PUNTA GORDA HIT AND RUN-OC VO SS PUTIN SPEAKS UKRAINE CRISIS-ONCAM
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FGCU WOMEN TO NCAA-OC VO LCSO EMPLOYEE IN FATAL-SOTVO
FGCU WOMEN TO NCAA-CGTOPS OC FL UNEMPLOYMENT #s-OC, SS, OC
FGCU FAN BUS-OC VO DOWNTOWN HOTEL-VO
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ZUMBA PROSTITUTION-VOTOPSWIPE TZ5 A) EATING COURT DOCS-VO
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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXCTR


AM DOWNPOURS, PM CLEARING

Tuesday morning starts with some heavy downpours moving through Southwest Florida. These won't be around long, though. By late morning the rain will come to and end. There will still be a lot of lingering clouds. Then through the afternoon the cloud cover will be decreasing. The winds will stay rather strong as they come in from the northeast gusting around 20-25 mph. Afternoon highs will reach into the upper 70s to near 80 degrees today. After the morning downpours and the lingering clouds of today, the rest of the week looks pretty good. Starting tomorrow we'll see mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid 80s each day. Lows will be near 60 tonight then reach into the low to mid 60s for the next few nights. By this weekend, there are no major changes to that pattern; just the possibility to see a few more clouds. As we look ahead into next week, Monday and Tuesday will bring our next rain chances. Return to index of stories...


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BREAKING NEWS AT ELEVEN.

FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE RESULTS OF A CHILD PORNOGRAPHY STING.

SEVERAL AGENCIES INCLUDING HOMELAND SECURITY, ICE, THE POSTAL SERVICE AND THE F-B-I ARE ALL INVOLVED.

IT CENTERS AROUND AN UNDERGROUND CHILD PORN WEBSITE.

AUTHORITIES SAY THEY HAVE SHUT DOWN THAT SITE, AND ARRESTED ITS ADMINISTRATOR.

IT'S ONE OF THE FEW TIMES A U-S PROSECUTOR HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT.

SOME USERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE ALSO BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


FPL NEW POWER METERS-trxOC EAniBx


THOUSANDS OF F-P-L CUSTOMERS RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE REFUSING TO SWITCH OVER TO THE COMPANY'S NEW SMART METERS.

AND PRETTY SOON.IT'S GOING TO START TO COST THEM.

OUR NICK CILETTI IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM.CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS FOR US AND BREAKING DOWN THE CONTROVERSY. Return to index of stories...


FPL NEW POWER METERS-NEWSROOM (3)CG


I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH A REPRESENTATIVE FROM FPL.

AND I AM CONFIRMING THAT PEOPLE WHO OPT NOT TO GET THE NEW, WIRELESS SMART METERS WILL HAVE TO PAY EXTRA TO KEEP THEIR OLD METERS.

HERE'S WHAT I FOUND OUT FROM FPL.

OF 241-THOUSAND CUSTOMERS IN LEE COUNTY.543 DON'T WANT THE SMART METER.

IN CHARLOTTE.

OF 108-THOUSAND CUSTOMERS THERE.

1420 DON'T WANT THEM.,.

AND IN COLLIER.

OF 200-THOUSAND TOTAL CUSTOMERS.

413 HAVE TOLD FPL NO WAY.

I'M ALSO LEARNING SINCE 2009.

THE COMPANY HAS INSTALLED 4.6 MILLION SMART METERS IN PLACES ACROSS THE STATE.

FPL SAYS THESE NEW METERS ARE GOING TO SAVE YOU MONEY.PREVENT MISTAKES ON YOUR BILL.AND HELP THEM DURING POWER OUTAGES.

SO WITH ALL THESE GOOD THINGS IN MIND.

WHY WOULD ANY CUSTOMERS OPPOSE THEM?

WE FOUND OUT SOME PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR PRIVACY GETTING VIOLATED AND ALSO NEGATIVE HEALTH IMPACS FROM THE RADIO WAVES THAT THESE METERS WOULD THROW OFF.

I ASKED FPL TO EXPALIN THAT TO US Return to index of stories...


FPL NEW POWER METERS-SOT


just like the old meters, smart meters only measure how much energy a customer uses, not how they use it. The meter does not store information about who our customers are, where they live, what they're doing and how they

re using their appliances. It simply records how much electricity a customer is using so we can bill properly. Return to index of stories...


FPL NEW POWER METERS-NEWSROOM


FPL ALSO TELLS ME THESE METERS ARE PLACED OUTSIDE AND THROW OFF LESS RADIO WAVES THAN A TYPICAL CELL PHONE.

HERE'S THE BREAKDOWN OF FEES.

CUSTOMERS WHO DECIDE THEY DON'T WANT THE SMART METER WILL HAVE TO PAY A ONE TIME FEE OF $95.

AND AFTER THAT.THEY'LL GET SOCKED WITH ANOTHER $13 FEE EACH MONTH.

THOSE FEES WILL ROLL OUT IN JUNE.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM.NICK CILETTI.NBC2 Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRANT IN STATE TUITION-trxONCAM-SS


DEVELOPING FROM TALLAHASSEE. A CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC COMES UP FOR A VOTE.

TODAY THE SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE ADVANCED A BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO PAY IN-STATE TUITION.

IT PASSED BY A VOTE OF FIVE TO FOUR.

A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SENATOR IS ONE OF THOSE WHO VOTED NO.

LIZBETH BENAQUISTO SAID QUOTE: "I OPPOSE FORCING LAW-ABIDING FLORIDA FAMILIES TO SUBSIDIZE THE TUITION OF THOSE WHOSE FAMILIES' FIRST ACT IN THE U.S. WAS BREAKING OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS. S-B 14-HUNDRED CREATES INCENTIVES FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION."

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER WILL WEATHERFORD SUPPORTS GIVING STUDENTS A BREAK FINANCIALLY EVEN IF THEY'RE HERE ILLEGALLY.

A DIFFERENT VERSION OF THE BILL IS ADVANCING THROUGH THE HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE LATEST-trxONCAM


NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN UKRAINE.LEADERS IN THE SOUTHERN REGION OF CRIMEA AND RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN HELD A SIGNING CEREMONY THIS MORNING.

CRIMEA IS NOW PART OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION.

MEANWHILE, U-S VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IS IN POLAND. REASSURING OUR ALLIES THAT THEY WON'T BE NEXT.

NBC'S TRACIE POTTS IS IN WASHINGTON WITH THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE LATEST-PKG


TURNING THE TABLES THIS MORNING.PRESIDENT VLADMIR PUTIN TOLD RUSSIAN LAWMAKERS HE'S NOT TRYING TO PICK A FIGHT WITH THE WEST, BUT THAT CRIMEA'S ALWAYS BEEN PART OF RUSSIA.

THAT HE'S NOT VIOLATING INTERNATIONAL LAW BY SENDING RUSSIAN TROOPS THERE

AND THAT IT'S THE U-S AND ITS ALLIES WHO INSIST ON RULING BY FORCE.

Arizona:21-:26

"I don't know when the President and his advisors are going to wake up to what Putin is really all about."

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S TAKING HEAT FOR SANCTIONS AGAINST 11 RUSSIANS AND UKRAINIANS - INCLUDING SOME IN PUTIN'S INNER CIRCLE.

"If Russia continues to interfere in Ukraine, we stand ready to impose further sanctions."

BUT CRITICS SAY IT'S A JOKE. SOME HAVE NO U-S ACCOUNTS TO FREEZE. NO REAL ESTATE HERE.

"YOU DIDN'T THINK ABOUT IT?" PUTIN'S DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER TWEETED.

UKRAINE'S CALLING UP 40-THOUSAND RESERVISTS TO FIGHT RUSSIAN TROOPS IN CRIMEA. THE U-S MAY HELP:

Wyoming:56-1:01

"Nothing flies - nothing shoots - nothing works. They are going to need assistance all around."

BUT THE WHITE HOUSE INSISTS THERE WILL BE NO BOOTS ON THE GROUND.

IN CRIMEA, ACTIVISTS AGAINST RUSSIA ARE PACKING UP AND LEAVING. ALREADY UNDER ATTACK. AND FEARING MORE PERSECUTION UNDER THE RUSSIAN FLAG.

audio outcue: Tracie Potts, NBC News, WASHINGTON.

VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IS IN POLAND TODAY. HE'LL ALSO VISIT LITHUANIA. TO REASSURE OUR NATO ALLIES NEARBY. AND SEND A MESSAGE TO RUSSIA. NOT TO GO ANY FURTHER.

I'M TRACIE POTTS IN WASHINGTON - BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


DEPARTING PLANE PROBLEM-VO-WIPE


A U-S AIRWAYS FLIGHT HAD TO TURN BACK TO R-S-W AFTER HAVING LANDING GEAR PROBLEMS.

193 PASSENGERS WERE ON BOARD.

IT TOOK OFF AT 5:20 LAST NIGHT FOR CHARLOTTE.

LESS THAN AN HOUR LATER IT WAS BACK ON THE GROUND IN FORT MYERS.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE LANDING GEAR WOULDN'T RETRACT.

THE PILOT SAFELY LANDED AT R-S-W. Return to index of stories...


DEPARTING PLANE PROBLEM-2SOTVO


they're telling you it's just a landing gear but it could be anything. I just put my music on and closed my eyes and hoped for the best.

a big pain cause i'm supposed to be in school today. And we won't make it tomorrow. We're going to utah so they won't book a flight until tomorrow

MANY PASSENGERS BOOKED OTHER FLIGHTS WHILE MAINTENANCE CREWS WORKED ON THE LANDING GEAR.

U-S AIRWAYS CANCELLED LATER CANCELLED THE FLIGHT.

A NEW PLANE WAS BROUGHT IN THIS MORNING-- AND TOOK OFF TO NORTH CAROLINA. Return to index of stories...


PUNTA GORDA HIT AND RUN-OC VO SS


FRIGHTENING MOMENTS AT A PUNTA GORDA PUB ON SAINT PADDY'S DAY.

TAKE A LOOK.

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

RIGHT AFTER TWO PEOPLE MAKE IT INSIDE -- A RED MUSTANG BARRELS THROUGH THE OUTDOOR SEATING.

THE DRIVER ALMOST HIT ONE PERSON AND CAUSED BRUISING AND CUTS TO ANOTHER.

THE DRIVER KEPT GOING.

PUNTA GORDA OFFICERS SAY JESSE BROWN WAS DRIVING.

THEY FOUND HIM HIDING IN HIS BROTHER'S HOUSE AND ARRESTED HIM.

THEY ALSO ARRESTED HIS BROTHER FOR RESISTING AN OFFICER.

BROWN HAS SINCE BAILED OUT OF JAIL. Return to index of stories...


GG APT FIRE CAUSE-OC VO


INVESTIGATORS SAY AN APARTMENT FIRE IN COLLIER COUNTY WAS CAUSED BY AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.

IT HAPPENED LAST FRIDAY IN NAPLES ON WASHINGTON LANE-- JUST SOUTH OF PINE RIDE ROAD IN GOLDEN GATE.

THE FIRE FORCED SEVERAL PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR HOMES.

THE FIRE DAMAGED THREE APARTMENTS.

NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT PATH-trxOC VO OC


SUSPICION IS GROWING THAT MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 3-70 WAS PRE-PROGRAMMED TO GO OFF COURSE.

THE BIG QUESTION TODAY.

WHO SET THE FLIGHT PATH?

THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS THE PLANE WAS DIVERTED USING THE ON-BOARD COMPUTER SYSTEM, RATHER THAN THE MANUAL CONTROLS.

U-S OFFICIALS BELIEVE THAT WAS DONE BY SOMEONE INSIDE THE COCKPIT WHO KNEW HOW THE SYSTEM WORKED.

WHETHER IT WAS DONE BEFORE OR AFTER TAKEOFF IS UNKNOWN.

26 COUNTRIES ARE SEARCHING.

WITH THE LATEST ON THEIR EFFORT, HERE'S DAVID KERLEY. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT PATH-PKG


SCRIPT:

THE SEARCH. COVERING A MASSIVE AREA. IS A BIT OF A RACE. ALREADY A

THIRD OF THE BATTERY LIFE OF THE BLACK BOX PINGERS. IS GONE.

THIS MORNING THAT HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED SUB-HUNTER FROM THE U-S-- THE P8 HAS

JOINED IN ON THE SEARCH EFFORTS ALONG THAT SOUTHERN ARC -- OFF THE WESTERN

COAST OF AUSTRALIA.

NATS:

The search area you see.

THIS IS WHERE SOURCES TELL ABC NEWS IS THE FOCUS.

THE AUSTRALIANS HAVE ALREADY FLOWN OVER PARTS OF OCEAN.

SOT: JOHN YOUNG / AUSTRALIAN MARITIME SAFETY AUTHORITY

00:32:00: This search will be difficult. The sheer size of the search area

poses a huge challenge. The search area is more than 600,000 sq km.

US AND OTHER COUNTRIES ARE STILL LOOKING IN THE WATERS TO THE NORTH AS

WELL.

WE FLEW ALONG AS A P3 SUB HUNTER SCOURED THE WATERS OF THE BAY OF BENGAL -

- LOOKING FOR ANY SIGN OF THE MISSING AIRCRAFT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY CANNONT RULE OUT DECOMPRESSION, BUT SAY THEY STILL

BELIEVE THIS WAS A DELIBERATE ACT.

AS ABC NEWS HAS REPORTED. AT LEAST 12 MINUTES BEFORE THE LAST

RADIO CALL. SOMEONE PROGRAMED THAT HARD LEFT TURN OFF THE ROUTE TO BEJING

.

TWO MINUTES AFTER. WHO IS THOUGHT TO BE THE CO-PILOT SAYS. all night

goodnight TO AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLERS. THE LOCATION TRANSPONDER

IS SHUT OFF. AND THEN THAT DRAMATIC TURN.

FROM BEJING. WHERE FAMILIES ARE WATING FOR NEWS. THE CHINESE REPORTED

THIS MORNING. THAT THEY HAVE FOUND NO LINKS TO TERRORISM AMONG THEIR

CITIZENS ON THE JET. TWO THIRDS OF THE 239 ON BOARD WERE CHINESE.

THE MOST CRUCIAL PART OF THE INVESTIGATION REMAINS FINDING ANY OF THE

JETLINER'S DEBRIS -- HOPING ONE PIECE COULD LEAD INVESTIGATORS TO THE PLANE'

S MAIN COMPONENTS.AND THOSE ALL IMPORTANT BLACK BOXES.

SOT

HAUETER -- 13;36;54;02

You find floating debris and then you get with the oceanographers and they

work backwards in terms of time with currents, winds and they predict about

the area where the aircraft would have been in. Return to index of stories...


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URGENT - Seattle Helicopter Crash

-- A helicopter has crashed near the Space Needle in Seattle, and firefighters are responding, the Seattle Police Department said Tuesday morning. CNN first learned about the crash on Twitter. Return to index of stories...


FGCU WOMEN TO NCAA-OC VO


MARCH MADNESS IS HERE AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS IN ON THE ACTION.

WE NOW KNOW WHEN AND WHERE THE F-G-C-U WOMEN'S TEAM HAS LANDED IN THE TOURNAMENT.

THE EAGLES ARE A 12TH SEED.

THIS WAS THE SCENE FROM ALICO ARENA AS FANS AND PLAYERS FOUND OUT THEIR NCAA TOURNAMENT FATE.

F-G-C-U FACES OKLAHOMA STATE IN THE 1ST ROUND.

THEY'LL HIT THE COURT SATURDAY MORNING IN WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA. Return to index of stories...


FGCU WOMEN TO NCAA-CGTOPS OC


HERE IS HOW THE BRACKET LOOKS - IF THE EAGLES CAN TAKE OKLAHOMA STATE - THEY WOULD PLAY TWO DAYS LATER AGAINST THE WINNER OF THE PURDUE - AKRON GAME.

THE LADY EAGLES WON THE ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE SUNDAY BEATING STETSON 72 TO 70 IN OVERTIME. Return to index of stories...


FGCU FAN BUS-OC VO


TONIGHT THE MEN'S TEAM IS IN ACTION.

DUNK CITY JUST BARELY MISSED MAKING IT BACK TO THE N-C DOUBLE-A TOURNAMENT.

THEY'RE IN TALLAHASSEE FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF THE N-I-T.

IT'S AN IN-STATE MATCHUP AGAINST FLORIDA STATE.

RIGHT NOW, A BUS-LOAD OF FANS ARE ON THE ROAD HEADING THERE AND NBC-2 IS ALONG FOR THE RIDE.

THEY LEFT AN HOUR AGO AND SHOULD ARRIVE IN TALLAHASSEE AROUND SIX.

THE GAME WILL START AT SEVEN AND WILL BE TELEVISED ON E-S-P-N TWO.

THE NOLES JUST MISSED OUT ON THE NCAA TOURNAMENT.

THEY'RE THE TOP SEED IN THEIR REGION.

F-G-C-U IS THE EIGHT SEED.

SPORTS DIRECTOR BRIAN COLLERAN WILL BE THERE TO COVER TONIGHT'S GAME.

AND AHEAD AT NOON - WE GO LIVE, ON THE ROAD WITH NBC-2'S JOE ROETZ. Return to index of stories...


TAX SCAMS-WIPE VOTOPS


SECURITY EXPERTS SAY TAX FILING SEASON CREATES A PERFECT STORM FOR CYBERSCHEMES.

THEY'RE WARNING PEOPLE TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR FRAUDULENT TAX-THEMED MESSAGES THAT LOOK OFFICIAL.

CYBERCROOKS COULD USE THE INFORMATION YOU PUT IN THOSE E-MAILS TO GET YOUR PERSONAL DATA OR SEIZE CONTROL OF YOUR COMPUTER FILES.

THE I-R-S SAYS IT NEVER USES E-MAIL TO REQUEST PERSONAL OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE


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


NBC-2 IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT A DRUG SMUGGLING RING.

.INVOLVING CREDENTIALED AIRPORT EMPLOYEES.

WE HAVE NEW DETAILS ABOUT HOW THE SUSPECTE WERE ABLE TO MOVE THE DRUGS THROUGH A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

PLUS.

TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT FOR MEGA MILLIONS.

DETAILS AHEAD ABOUT THE BIG JACKPOT.

YOU'RE WATCHING NBC-2, NEWS AT ELEVEN. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) BAG HANDLER DRUG ARRESTS-VO


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TZ1 B) MEGA MILLIONS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


WEATHER IS COMING UP. 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.

AM DOWNPOURS, PM CLEARING

Tuesday morning starts with some heavy downpours moving through Southwest Florida. These won't be around long, though. By late morning the rain will come to and end. There will still be a lot of lingering clouds. Then through the afternoon the cloud cover will be decreasing. The winds will stay rather strong as they come in from the northeast gusting around 20-25 mph. Afternoon highs will reach into the upper 70s to near 80 degrees today. After the morning downpours and the lingering clouds of today, the rest of the week looks pretty good. Starting tomorrow we'll see mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid 80s each day. Lows will be near 60 tonight then reach into the low to mid 60s for the next few nights. By this weekend, there are no major changes to that pattern; just the possibility to see a few more clouds. As we look ahead into next week, Monday and Tuesday will bring our next rain chances. Return to index of stories...


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URGENT - Seattle Helicopter Crash

-- A helicopter has crashed near the Space Needle in Seattle, and firefighters are responding, the Seattle Police Department said Tuesday morning. CNN first learned about the crash on Twitter. Return to index of stories...


BAG HANDLERS DRUG ARRESTS-trxOC VO


DEVELOPING AT ELEVEN.

FOUR BAGGAGE HANDLERS AT THE SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ARE FACING DRUG SMUGGLING CHARGES.

PROSECUTORS SAY THE SUSPECTS WORKED FOR A GROUND SERVICE CREW OPERATED BY DELTA AIRLINES.

ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS - THE MEN USED THEIR BADGES TO WALK THROUGH SECURITY CHECKS, WHILE CARRYING BACK-PACKS FILLED WITH COCAINE AND METHAMPHETAMINE.

THEY ALLEGEDLY HANDED OFF THOSE BACK-PACKS TO PASSENGERS WHO HAD ALREADY PASSED THROUGH INSPECTION.

THE AIRPORT IS LOOKING AT WAYS TO CORRECT SECURITY WEAKNESSES. Return to index of stories...


LWREN SCOTT FOUND DEAD-VOTOPS


FASHION DESIGNER L'WREN SCOTT HAS DIED.

SHE WAS FOUND DEAD IN HER NEW YORK APARTMENT JUST AFTER 10 A-M MONDAY.

SCOTT WAS REPORTEDLY FOUND HANGING FROM A DOOR KNOB WITH A SCARF AROUND HER NECK.

INVESTIGATORS ARE CALLING THE DEATH AN APPARENT SUICIDE.

A MEDICAL EXAMINER WILL DETERMINE THE EXACT CAUSE OF DEATH.

A SPOKESMAN FOR SCOTT'S BOYFRIEND, SINGER MICK JAGGER SAYS THE SINGER IS "COMPLETELY SHOCKED AND DEVASTATED BY THE NEWS." Return to index of stories...


UT: WOMAN SAVED HOUSE EXPLOSION-VOTOPSWIPE


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

AMAZING PICTURES SHOW THE AFTERMATH OF A NATURAL GAS EXPLOSION IN PROVO, UTAH.

A 54-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS PINNED UNDER THE RUBBLE - AND NEIGHBORS RUSHED TO THE SCENE TO RESCUE HER.

SHE MADE IT OUT WITH ONLY MINOR INJURIES.

FIRE CREWS ARE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE EXACT CAUSE. Return to index of stories...


THIRD VICTIM DIES AFTER SWSX-VOTOPS


A THIRD VICTIM HAS DIED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A DRIVER AT THE SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST FESTIVAL LAST WEEK.

POLICE SAY RASHAD OWENS WAS DRUNK WHEN HE ALLEGEDLY DROVE INTO A CROWD OF PEOPLE AT THE FESTIVAL EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

HE WAS CHARGED LAST WEEK WITH TWO COUNTS OF CAPITAL MURDER FOR THE FIRST TWO PEOPLE WHO DIED.

POLICE SAY A GRAND JURY WILL DETERMINE IF HE WILL FACE ADDITIONAL CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


WATER RESCUE CAUGHT ON CAM-OC VO


RESCUE CREWS PULL A MAN FROM HIS VEHICLE IN A SURGING WASHINGTON RIVER - AND IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

A WITNESS SAW THE DRIVER VEER OFF THE ROAD AND INTO THE YAKIMA RIVER, WHERE HE WAS TRAPPED INSIDE HIS S-U-V.

OFFICIALS SAY ART GONZALEZ CALLED 9-1-1 AND KEPT THE DRIVER CALM UNTIL THE RESCUE TEAM ARRIVED.

THEY PULLED THE MAN TO SAFETY.

THE DRIVER WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT OF HYPOTHERMIA. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER FIGHT ON CAMERA-VOTOPS


CHECK THIS OUT.

A PHILADELPHIA TRANSIT OFFICER IS ATTACKED BY A MAN - ALL OF IT CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

POLICE SAY THE TRANSIT OFFICER CONFRONTED THE MAN-- AFTER THE MAN WAS THREATENING PASSENGERS ON THE TRAIN.

THE FIGHT LASTED ABOUT FIVE MINUTES BEFORE OTHER PASSENGERS CAME BY TO HELP.

THE MAN WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

AND THAT OFFICER WAS NOT SERIOUSLY HURT. Return to index of stories...


ZUMBA PROSTITUTION-VOTOPSWIPE


THE LAST DEFENDANT IN THE HIGHLY PUBLICIZED ZUMBA PROSTITUTION CASE HAS PLEADED GUILTY.

THE SCANDAL GAINED INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION IN 2012--

REPORTS EMERGED OF MORE THAN 100 MEN ENGAGING IN SEX WITH ZUMBA INSTRUCTOR ALEXIS WRIGHT AT HER STUDIO IN KENNEBUNK, MAINE.

CHARGES WERE BROUGHT AGAINST 68 ACCUSED CLIENTS INCLUDING A FORMER MAYOR AND LOCAL MINISTER.

TWENTY-NINE YEAR-OLD WRIGHT WAS CONVICTED ON 14 COUNTS, INCLUDING ENGAGING IN PROSTITUTION AND TAX EVASION. Return to index of stories...


MEGA MILLIONS-VOTOPSWIPE


INTEREST IN THE MEGA MILLIONS LOTTERY IS CLIMBING, ALONG WITH THE JACKPOT.

THE JACKPOT FOR TONIGHT'S DRAWING IS AN ESTIMATED 400 MILLION DOLLARS.

THAT'S THE THIRD HIGHEST IN THE HISTORY OF THE MEGA MILLIONS GAME.

IT WILL ALSO BE THE SIXTH LARGEST LOTTERY JACKPOT IN U-S HISTORY.

THE 400 MILLION COULD ALSO BE TAKEN AS A 224-MILLION-DOLLAR LUMP SUM.

EITHER WAY, THOSE ARE BEFORE-TAX FIGURES.

MEGA MILLION TICKETS ARE SOLD IN 42 STATES. Return to index of stories...


MEDALS OF HONOR-VOTOPS


PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL CORRECT A HISTORIC INJUSTICE TODAY -- AWARDING THE MEDAL OF HONOR, THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE COMBAT HONOR-- TO 24 JEWISH, HISPANIC, AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN VETERANS.

AMONG THEM: RETIRED STAFF SERGEANT MELVIN MORRIS, WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM.

HE IS ONE OF ONLY THREE WHO ARE STILL ALIVE.

ALL WERE PREVIOUSLY OVERLOOKED FOR THE MEDAL OF HONOR BECAUSE OF THEIR ETHNICITY OR RELIGION. Return to index of stories...


NCAA BRACKETS-trxOC VO


A LOT OF US ARE FILLING OUT BRACKETS FOR THE NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT.

BUT IF YOU ENTER THAT BRACKET IN AN OFFICE POOL, YOU COULD BE BREAKING THE LAW

A DALLAS ATTORNEY SAYS OFFICE POOLS APPEAR TO VIOLATE TEXAS AND NEARLY EVERY OTHER STATE'S LAW.

ATTORNEYS RECOMMEND NOT CHARGING AN ENTRY FEE TO PARTICIPATE.

ACCORDING TO PREGAME DOT COM, AN ESTIMATED THREE BILLION DOLLARS WAS PUT INTO MARCH MADNESS OFFICE POOLS LAST YEAR.

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IS THE 4-TO-1 ODDS FAVORITE TO WIN THIS YEAR'S TOURNAMENT. Return to index of stories...


WAL MART USED GAMES-VOTOPSWIPE


WALMART ANNOUNCED IT'S GETTING INTO THE USED VIDEO GAME BUSINESS.

YOU WILL SOON BE ABLE TO TRADE IN OLD GAMES FOR GIFT CARDS.

WALMART SAYS IT WILL ACCEPT ALL WORKING, UNDAMAGED COPIES OF GAMES FOR MODERN CONSOLES.

USED GAMES WILL BE REFURBISHED AND RE-SOLD AS "CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED".

THE MOVE PUTS WALMART IN DIRECT COMPETITION WITH SIMILAR PRACTICES AT GAMESTOP, BEST BUY, TARGET AND OTHER STORES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1SHOT


NEXT AT ELEVEN.

THE GENERAL MOTORS P-R MACHINE IS IN HIGH GEAR AFTER THEIR CONTROVERSIAL RECALL SCANDAL.

--THE IGNITION SWITCH DEFECT LINKED TO AT LEAST 12 DEADLY CRASHES--

THE C-E-O IS NOW MAKING PUBLIC STATEMENTS TO CUSTOMERS.

THE FULL STORY AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) GM RECALL DEVELOPMENTS-VOWIPE


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THE HEAD OF GENERAL MOTORS IS LAYING OUT COMPANY-WIDE CHANGES IN THE WAKE OF A MASSIVE RECALL LINKED TO AT LEAST 12 DEATHS.

THE AUTOMAKER IS FACING CONGRESSIONAL AND EVEN CRIMINAL PROBES.

AND IN A VIDEO RELEASED MONDAY, C-E-O MARY BARRA SAYS HER COMPANY IS NOW MOVING FASTER TO FIX POTENTIAL PROBLEMS.

ED PAYNE REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


GM RECALL DEVELOPMENTS-PKG


REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

"Something went wrong with our process in this instance and terrible things happened. As a member of the GM family and as a mom with a family of my own, this really hits home for me."

G-M C-E-O MARY BARRA GOT PERSONAL IN TALKING ABOUT HER COMPANY'S IGNITION SWITCH DEFECT--

AN ISSUE LINKED TO AT LEAST 12 DEADLY CRASHES.THAT SPARKED THE RECALL OF ONE-POINT-SIX MILLION VEHICLES.

G-M HAS COME UNDER FIRE FOR NOT ISSUING THE RECALL UNTIL LAST MONTH, EVEN THOUGH THE COMPANY ADMITS ITS ENGINEERS KNEW ABOUT THE PROBLEM AS EARLY AS 2004.

BARRA'S COMMENTS COME ON THE SAME DAY THAT G-M ANNOUNCED ANOTHER ROUND OF LARGE-SCALE RECALLS.

THIS TIME, THE ISSUE IS WITH POSSIBLY FAULTY AIRBAGS AND OVERHEATING BRAKES.

THE RECALLS INVOLVE ANOTHER MILLION AND A HALF VEHICLES -- BUT THE COMPANY SAYS NO INJURIES ARE LINKED TO THOSE POTENTIAL PROBLEMS.

BARRA SAYS THE NEW RECALLS ARE PROOF G-M HAS LEARNED FROM PAST MISTAKES:

"We are re-doubling our pending problem reviews, bringing them forward and resolving them quickly.

"We will take care of all these customers and continue to apply what we have learned."

DEALING WITH THE FALLOUT FROM THE RECALLS HAS BEEN A MAJOR EARLY CHALLENGE FOR BARRA.

WHO BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD A MAJOR AUTOMAKER WHEN SHE TOOK THE REINS AT G-M IN JANUARY.

BUT FOR THOSE WHO LOST LOVED ONES IN CRASHES RELATED TO THE RECALL--THERE'S LITTLE COMFORT

"I am overwhelmed by anger. If we had just known this information my daughter would still be here today."

I'M ED PAYNE, REPORTING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


NEW IN OUR NEXT HALF HOUR.

AN AMAZING RESCUE CAUGHT ON CAMERA.AS A MAN AND HIS DOG HOLD ONTO A CAPSIZED BOAT.

PLUS.

HIS COURTROOM ANTICS COULD MEAN JAIL-TIME.

.WHY ONE COUNTY OFFICIAL TOOK A BITE OUT OF AN IMPORTANT DOCUMENT. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) TEXAS WATER RESCUE-VO


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TZ3 B) EATING COURT DOCUMENTS-VOTOPS


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BREAKING NEWS AT ELEVEN.

TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER A HELICOPTER CRASH NEAR THE SPACE NEEDLE IN SEATTLE.

I'M CHRISTY ANDREWS.

AND I'M CHAD OLIVER.

LETS GET RIGHT TO LIVE PICTURES OF WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW.

ALL OF THIS HAPPENED WITHIN THE LAST HOUR OR SO.

HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR.

WE HAVE CONFIRMED TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD

ONE PERSON HAS BEEN TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

ACCORDING TO REPORTS FROM OUR AFFILIATE IN SEATTLE--

THE HELICOPTER IS A KOMO NEWS HELICOPTER. Return to index of stories...


MAJOR CHILD SEX STING-trxOC VO


BREAKING NEWS AT ELEVEN.

FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS HAVE ANNOUNCED RESULTS OF A MAJOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY STING.

SEVERAL AGENCIES INCLUDING HOMELAND SECURITY, ICE, THE POSTALSERVICE AND F-B-I WILL ARE INVOLVED IN THE OPERATION.

NBC-2 IS LEARNING THE INVESTIGATION CENTERS AROUND AN UNDERGROUND CHILD PORN WEBSITE.

AUTHORITIES SAY THEY HAVE SHUT DOWN THAT SITE, AND ARRESTED ITS ADMINISTRATOR, ALONG WITH MANY OTHER USERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

STAY WITH NBC-2 FOR DETAILS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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PUTIN SPEAKS UKRAINE CRISIS-trxONCAM


FOLLOWING DEVELOPMENTS IN THEESCALATING CRISIS IN UKRAINE.

CRIMEA VOTED TO BREAK AWAY AND

JOIN RUSSIA OVER THE WEEKEND.

NOW, A DEFIANT PRESIDENT PUTIN IS IGNORING A SLEW OF SANCTIONS FROM THE UNITED STATES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION.

JON KARL HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


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SCRIPT:

In defiance of the United States and the UN -- Russian President Vladimir

Putin has taken the first step toward a total Russian takeover of Crimea,

issuing a decree declaring the region independent of Ukraine.

The move came just hours after President Obama hit Russia with a first round

of sanctions and threatened more to come:

SOT OBAMA

We're making it clear that there are consequences for their actions. /

cut / If Russia continues to interfere in Ukraine, we stand ready to

impose further sanctions

The sanctions freeze the assets of 11 individuals and bans them from doing

business with Americans. The sanctioned officials include two of President

Putin's top advisors and Russia's deputy prime minister, who responded by

mocking President Obama on Twitter:

"I think the decree of the president of the United States was written by

some joker," he wrote.

The US sanctions don't hit Putin himself - at least not yet:

KARL:

Are sanctions on Vladimir Putin -- freezing Vladimir Putin's assets -- is

that something that is on the table, is actively under consideration if

Russia goes further?

MR. CARNEY:

I'm not going to specify where possibilities lie right now except to say

that we have an active effort underway to assess what further steps and what

further sanctions we can and could impose Return to index of stories...


PUTIN SPEAKS UKRAINE CRISIS-ONCAM


JOHN KARL REPORTING.

PUTIN REPORTEDLY PLANS TO RESPOND WITH HIS OWN SANCTIONS TARGETING LEADING US OFFICIALS, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF CONGRESS Return to index of stories...


CA: CHILD SAVED BY MATTRESS-trxOC VO


WE HAVE STUNNING IMAGES OF A RESCUE IN BURBANK, CALIFORNIA.

A COUPLE'S QUICK-THINKING MAY HAVE SAVED A CHILD'S LIFE.

THE TWO WERE MOVING OUT OF THEIR BURBANK, CALIFORNIA, APARTMENT WHEN THEY SAW A TODDLER DANGLING FROM A WINDOW.

THE COUPLE PUT THEIR MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING UNDER THE WINDOW.

ACCORDING TO K-A-B-C IN LOS ANGELES, THE HUSBAND MANAGED TO BREAK THE CHILD'S FALL THEN PUT HIM ON THE THE MATTRESS FOR SAFE-KEEPING.

THE STATION REPORTS THE THREE-YEAR-OLD WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL BUT DID NOT HAVE ANY MAJOR INJURIES.

THE BOY'S PARENTS WERE UNAWARE OF WHAT HAD HAPPENED BUT WERE GRATEFUL. Return to index of stories...


CA: TERROR ARREST-trxVOTOPS OC


AUTHORITIES HAVE ARRESTED A CALIFORNIA MAN WHO THEY SAY WAS PLANNING TO JOIN AL QAEDA AND CARRY OUT ATTACKS HERE IN THE U.S.

NICHOLAS TEAUSANT WAS ARRESTED ON A BUS NEAR THE CANADIAN BORDER SUNDAY.

HE IS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTING TO TRAVEL TO SYRIA TO FIGHT ALONGSIDE ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS.

MELINDA MEZA HAS MORE ON TEAUSANT'S ARREST AND ALLEGED PLANS. Return to index of stories...


CA: TERROR ARREST-PKG


A 20-YEAR-OLD ACAMPO MAN IS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTING TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO A FOREIGN TERRORIST ORGANIZATION. ACCORDING TO THIS COMPLAINT BY THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, NICHOLAS TEAUSANT WAS HEADED TO SYRIA TO JOIN THE ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ MORE WIDELY KNOWN AS AL QAIDA.

INVESTIGATIONS BEGAN WHEN TEAUSANT BEGAN MAKING POSTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA SITES. ONE READS: DON'T GET ME WRONG I DESPISE AMERICA AND WANT ITS DOWNFALL. BUT YEAH LOL I'VE BEEN A PART OF THE ARMY FOR TWO YEARS NOW AND WOULD LOVE TO JOIN ALLAH'S ARMY.

THE FBI, MODESTO PD AND THE SAN JOAQIUN SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE TERRORISM TASK FORCE, HAD UNDERCOVER AGENTS MEET WITH TEAUSANT.

TEAUSANT TOLD ONE UNDERCOVER AGENT IN A PHONE CALL THAT HE PLANNED ON HITTING LOS ANGELES BY TARGETING A SUBWAY ON NEW YEAR'S DAY. HE ALSO SPOKE OF TARGETING HIS DAUGHTER'S DAYCARE IN LODI BECAUSE ITS PART OF A ZION REFORMED CHURCH. WE WENT TO THE DAYCARE AND LEADERS SAY THEY HAVE NOT BEEN NOTIFIED BY POLICE OR FBI.

WE WENT TO A MUSLIM MOSQUE IN LODI WHERE THEY RECOGNIZE HIM.

"He started talking weird. he said I'm gonna go to Syria and fight this and this and I said you are a young man why do you want to do that. Why do you want to get involved in some conflict on the other side of the world you know." Return to index of stories...


LCSO EMPLOYEE IN FATAL-OC VO


NEW DETAILS TODAY ABOUT A WOMAN KILLED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT OVER THE WEEKEND.

NBC-2 IS LEARNING.THE WOMAN'S HUSBAND WHO WAS RIDING WITH HER, IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

ACCORDING TO HIGHWAY PATROL, MARY YANKA WAS RIDING ON A MOTORCYCLE WITH HER HUSBAND, STEPHEN, ALONG US 27 NEAR LAKE PLACID SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

TROOPERS SAY THEY WERE HIT BY A CAR THAT FAILED TO YIELD.

MARY WORKED AS A COMMUNITY SERVICE AID FOR THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


LCSO EMPLOYEE IN FATAL-SOTVO


I Can't even imagine the pain that they must be going through. Her husband and her two young daughters. My prayer is just that they take this opportunity to really grasp onto the realness of God.

CRASH REPORTS SHOW THE CAR THAT HIT THE COUPLE WAS AT FAULT.

IT'S UNCLEAR AT THIS TIME IF THAT DRIVER WILL FACE ANY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


FL UNEMPLOYMENT #s-OC, SS, OC


FLORIDA'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS DOWN TO IT'S LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 2008.

THE STATE'S RATE IS AT 6 POINT 1 PERCENT.

THAT'S SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.

HOWEVER, UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS TICKED UP IN EVERY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COUNTY.

WE HAVE A BREAK DOWN ON OUR WEBSITE, NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


DOWNTOWN HOTEL-VO


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

NBC-2 HAS LEARNED A NEW SHERATON WOULD BE BUILT RIGHT NEXT TO HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER.

AND THIS MONTH --

CITY LEADERS DECIDED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A PRE-DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE DEVELOPER TO GET THINGS MOVING.

RIGHT NOW --

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

ONCE THAT HAPPENS - WE CAN EXPECT TO SEE BUILDING PLANS FOR THE HOTEL IN THE NEXT 2 MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


GMA: TEXAS WATER RESCUE-trxVOTOPS OC


NEW DETAILS ON A DRAMATIC RESCUE OFF THE COAST OF TEXAS -- A MAN AND HIS DOG WERE CLINGING TO A CAPSIZED BOAT IN ROUGH SEAS NEAR THE GULF OF MEXICO.

AND JUST IN TIME.THE COAST GUARD RACED IN TO HELP.

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GMA: TEXAS WATER RESCUE-PKG


SCRIPT:

WETCOLDAND STRANDED

YOU'RE WATCHING THE INTENSE MOMENTS THE U-S COAST GUARD CAME TO THE AID OF A

MAN AND HIS GOLDEN RETRIEVER - SITTING ON THE HULL OF THIS SMALL AND

VIOLENTLY BOBBING BOAT.ALL AFTER IT CAPSIZED IN BAD WEATHER IN MATAGORDA BAY

, ALONG THE TEXAS GULF COAST SUNDAY AFTERNOON. GERARD WYNNE IS ONE OF THE CREW MEMBERS WHO RESPONDED TO THE CALL.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Gerard Wynne / U.S. Coast Guard

013420 It was real windy, choppy. We just tried to get there as fast as we

could.

THE STRANDED BOATER- 23 YEAR OLD ANDY VUICHARD AND

HIS DOG WERE ON THEIR WAY TO HELP ANOTHER DISABLED BOAT WHEN THE WEATHER GOT

WORSE HIS BOAT FLIPPING OVER WHILE HE WAS ON THE PHONE WITH A COWORKER.

THAT BUDDY THEN CALLED THE COAST GUARD.

VUICHARD - clutching to his dog amid 4 foot waves and nearly 25 MILE AN HOUR

WINDS WHILE WAITING FOR HELP TO ARRIVE.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Gerard Wynne / U.S. Coast Guard

013520 we got on scene, the dog was in pretty bad shape, clinging to him and

the boat as well

THE COAST GUARD THREW VUICHARD A LIFE VEST AND PULLED THE BOAT IN WITH A

ROPE. AND THEN-A MOMENT NOT CAUGHT ON CAMERAWHEN THE RESCUE BOAT GOT CLOSE

ENOUGH- VUICHARD HELPED his DOG TO SAFETY BEFORE JUMPING OVER HIMSELF.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Gerard Wynne / U.S. Coast Guard

013540 the dog only had 3 legs and it would've been pretty tough for that

thing to stay above water

THIS MORNING WE'RE TOLD BOTH VUICHARD AND HIS DOG ARE DOING JUST FINE A

WATER WEARY DUO-GLAD TO BE BACK ON DRY LAND. AND THAT OTHER BOAT? WAVES

PUSHED IT AND ITS 7 PASSENGERS TO SHORE. Return to index of stories...


NEW KENTUCKY BRANDY-trxVOTOPS


JOHN MULLER REPORTING.

THERE'S A NEW SPIRIT IN LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY, IN ADDITION TO THE HISTORIC BOURBON BUSINESS.

LOUISVILLE'S ONLY BRANDY DISTILLERY IS SET TO START DISTILLING ITS FIRST BATCH OF AMERICAN BRANDY IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

COPPER AND KINGS IS IN THE BUTCHERTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD OF LOUISVILLE.

THE OWNER IS JOE HERON.

THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIVE AND HIS WIFE MOVED TO LOUISVILLE FROM MINNESOTA. Return to index of stories...


NEW KENTUCKY BRANDY-SOT VO


think there is enough bourbon in America. There's certainly enough bourbon in Kentucky and in Louisville and we are very interested in exploring market opportunities that exist in what we call vacant space.

THE OWNERS ARE PLANNING A TASTING ROOM ON THE ROOF, AN ART GALLERY ON THE THIRD FLOOR AND A COURTYARD OUTSIDE.

THEY HOPE TO HAVE A PRIVATE GRAND OPENING NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-1SHOT


WAITING ON AN ORGAN DONOR LIST CAN SOMETIMES TAKE YEARS.

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ROADSIDE KIDNEY PITCH-trxVOTOPS OC


YOU SEE IT ALL THE TIME -- PEOPLE STANDING ON STREET CORNERS, HOLDING UP SIGNS.

SOME ARE ADVERTISEMENTS, OTHERS ASK DRIVERS FOR MONEY.

ONE MAN IN NEWBERG, OREGON IS ASKING FOR A KIDNEY.

KATHERINE COOK HAS HIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


ROADSIDE KIDNEY PITCH-PKG


REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

IN NEWBERG -

We're going to stand over here a little bit.

THIS IS THE PART OF 99-W THAT INTERSECTS WITH FAITH.

You gotta believe. 'cause if you don't believe, then you don't got nothing.

KEVIN GRAY -- A HUSBAND AND FATHER OF THREE -- ISN'T OUT HERE TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING.

HE'S TRYING TO STAY ALIVE.

They said that I had stage 5 failure, kidney failure.

HE FOUND OUT IN MAY. WITHOUT A LIVING DONOR, HE'LL GET A KIDNEY IN THREE YEARS IF HE'S LUCKY.

UNTIL THEN, IT'S NINE HOURS OF DIALYSIS, EVERY NIGHT.

It just kinda hit me that I needed to step and get out there and spread the message.

MOST PEOPLE JUST DRIVE BY.

AND THEN -

Yay the card, gotta have the card!

GAIL FRANSON, STOPS.

I got the information and I'm going to go on their right away and hopefully be his match 'cause I'm the same blood type has him.

It just makes you feel really emotional inside that somebody would actually be willing to stop and say hey, I'll give you a kidney!

I wish him the best and I hope I'm it and if not, I hope he finds someone that does.

KEVIN CAME CLOSE TO FINDING A MATCH IN HIS OWN HOME.

BUT A FEW DAYS AGO, HIS WIFE, DAWN-MARIE, LEARNED HER KIDNEYS WERE ATTACHED AND COULDN'T BE SEPARATED.

THAT'S WHEN KEVIN THOUGHT OF THE SIGN.

I support him 100%! When I found out - I wasn't his match it broke my heart.

IT ALSO DROVE HER.

SHE LAUNCHED A FACEBOOK PAGE FOR POTENTIAL DONORS CALLED "ARE YOU MY TYPE?"

AND ORGANIZED FUNDRAISERS TO PAY FOR MEDICAL CARE.

KEVIN'S PRETEND DOCTOR -

Thanks that goes here.

SHE WORKS FOR FREE.

Even the ones who are considering it, that aren't the match, can't thank them enough.

NEITHER CAN THE 100-THOUSAND OTHER AMERICANS WAITING A KIDNEY DONOR IN THEIR OWN INTERSECTION OF LIFE.

Even if it's not for me, they're signing up to be a donor and that's just phenomenal. Return to index of stories...


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WEATHER-WX WALL


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.

AM DOWNPOURS, PM CLEARING

Tuesday morning starts with some heavy downpours moving through Southwest Florida. These won't be around long, though. By late morning the rain will come to and end. There will still be a lot of lingering clouds. Then through the afternoon the cloud cover will be decreasing. The winds will stay rather strong as they come in from the northeast gusting around 20-25 mph. Afternoon highs will reach into the upper 70s to near 80 degrees today. After the morning downpours and the lingering clouds of today, the rest of the week looks pretty good. Starting tomorrow we'll see mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid 80s each day. Lows will be near 60 tonight then reach into the low to mid 60s for the next few nights. By this weekend, there are no major changes to that pattern; just the possibility to see a few more clouds. As we look ahead into next week, Monday and Tuesday will bring our next rain chances. Return to index of stories...


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BREAKING NEWS AT ELEVEN.

TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER A HELICOPTER CRASH NEAR THE SPACE NEEDLE IN SEATTLE.

I'M CHRISTY ANDREWS.

AND I'M CHAD OLIVER.

LETS GET RIGHT TO LIVE PICTURES OF WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW.

ALL OF THIS HAPPENED WITHIN THE LAST HOUR OR SO.

HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR.

WE HAVE CONFIRMED TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD

ONE PERSON HAS BEEN TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

ACCORDING TO REPORTS FROM OUR AFFILIATE IN SEATTLE--

THE HELICOPTER IS A KOMO NEWS HELICOPTER. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM


DON'T EXPECT ANOTHER ROYAL BABY.

AND JENNY MCCARTHY GETS RIDICULED ON TWITTER.

DAVE STEWART HAS THESE STORIES AND MORE IN YOUR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

THE DUCHESS AND DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE WILL NOT BE HAVING ANOTHER BABY-- AT LEAST NOT ANYTIME SOON.

AT A SAINT PATRICK'S DAY EVENT IN THE U-K-- PRINCE WILLIAM SAID "MAYBE ONE DAY. ONE'S ENOUGH AT THE MOMENT."

RUMORS HAVE CIRCULATED FOR MONTHS THAT THE TWO WERE -- EXPECTING AGAIN.

JENNY MCCARTHY IS FEELING THE WRATH OF SOME OF HER TWITTER FOLLOWERS.

SHE ASKED HER TWEEPS: "WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSONALITY TRAIT YOU LOOK FOR IN A MATE?" AND SOON SHE WAS TRENDING-- BUT NOT FOR WHAT YOU'D EXPECT.

SOME PEOPLE USED THE OPPORTUNITY TO CRITICIZE THE VIEW CO-HOST FOR HER OPPOSITION TO CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS.

ONE PERSON RESPONDED THAT THEY WOULD LIKE A PARTNER WITH "SCIENCE LITERACY AND CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS."

AND SOME SAD NEWS TO REPORT-- L'WREN SCOTT.NOTED FASHION DESIGNER

AND LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND OF MICK JAGGER HAS DIED.

SHE WAS FOUND DEAD ON MONDAY MORNING IN HER NEW YORK APARTMENT AFTER AN APPARENT SUICIDE.

SHE WAS 49 YEARS OLD.

FOR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. I'M DAVE STEWART. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-1SHOT


NEXT ON THE NEWS AT ELEVEN.

ODD BEHAVIOR INSIDE A MIAMI COURTROOM.

A COUNTY OFFICIAL NOW FACES JAIL TIME FOR WHAT *HE SAYS, WAS PROTECTING TIPSTERS.

DETAILS AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


A NEW STUDY ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MAMMOGRAMS HAS HEALTH PROFESSIONALS FIRING BACK.

DESPITE CONCERNS ABOUT THEIR USEFULNESS, MOST DOCTORS DEFEND THEM AS A VALUEABLE TOOL IN FINDING BREAST CANCER.

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


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


PKG:

THE GOLD STANDARD IN SCREENING FOR BREAST CANCER, THE

TRADITIONAL TWO-VIEW XRAY TECHNIQUE IS COMING UNDER FIRE. WHILE

IT MAY FIND CANCER, IT DOESN'T MEASURE RISK. DETECTING SOME PRE-

CANCERS, LIKE CELLS THAT ARE CONTAINED WITHIN THE MILK DUCT AND

HAVE LITTLE CHANCE OF EVOLVING.

DR. GAIL SANTUCCI/DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGIST

RUNS:

:41 What they're probably talking about is low grade Ductal Carcinoma In Situ and some

people think that is over treated and it might be. You don't know for sure it would ever

turn into cancer, an invasive cancer that might kill someone.

BUT DOCTORS AREN'T DISCOUNTING THE VALUE OF A MAMMOGRAM.

DR. GAIL SANTUCCI/DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGIST

RUNS:

3:24 Our whole goal really is to find cancer before it's detectable by feeling a mass. So

if we can see something on the mammogram that's abnormal and find out it is cancer

it's typically easily treated with minimal surgery and oncology and treatment.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

More recently the FDA approved a second breast cancer screener. Adding ultrasound

to the arsenal. It may help doctors get a read on more difficult cases or give another

perspective on dense, hard to read tissue.

DR. GAIL SANTUCCI/DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGIST

RUNS:

1:44: Ultrasound uses ultrasound which is a completely different technology using

sound waves instead of x-rays and so it just has the ability to kind of travel differently

through the tissue and provide you with a different view. 2:04: We use it a lot of times

when someone has a spot they can feel because we can directly target that area to look

and see if there is a mass there.

FINDING CANCER EARLY IS NOT A FIX- BUT GIVES DOCTORS A STARTING

POINT TO EVALUATE THE DISEASE AND IT'S PROSPECTS.

DR. GAIL SANTUCCI/DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGIST

RUNS:

7:31 A lot of the early stage cancers we find are from seeing those calcifications on

mammograms.

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


MIAMI MAN EATS COURT DOCS-trxVO IN TC


SOME UNUSUAL BEHAVIOR OUT OF A MIAMI COURTROOM.

THAT MAN IS RICHARD MASTEN - HE'S THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CRIME-STOPPERS.

HE FACES UP TO TWO WEEKS IN JAIL FOR THAT - CHEWING UP DOCUMENTS.HE SAYS IT'S A REFUSAL TO TURN OVER INFORMATION ON A CRIMESTOPPERS TIP.

--INFORMATION HE SAYS SHOULD BE PROTECTED.

WITH THE DETAILS, HERE'S ARI ODZER. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI MAN EATS COURT DOCS-PKG


"How did that taste? Pretty dry to tell you the truth."

YOU COULD SAY THAT'S REALLY PUTTING YOUR MOUTH WHERE YOUR PRINCIPLES ARE. CRIME STOPPERS DIRECTOR RICHARD MASTEN ATE A PRINTED CRIME STOPPERS TIP RATHER THAN TURN IT OVER TO A JUDGE FOR EXAMINATION.

"We promise the people who give us information to solve murders serious violent crimes in this community that they can call us the insurance that they will remain anonymous and that nothing about them and their information or whatever will be compromised. The case today started creeping into that first compromise. It's not going to happen on my watch and I understood the consequences.

THE CONSEQUENCES ARE A LOT FOR THE FORMER POLICE CHIEF TO CHEW ON. JUDGE VICTORIA BREHHAN DECLARED MASTEN IS IN CONTEMPT OF COURT.

"But i think passion can sometimes cloud judgment."

ALL CRIME STOPPER TIPS ARE ANONYMOUS BUT THE DEFENSE ATTORNEY FOR A WOMAN ACCUSED OF COCAINE POSSESSION ASKED FOR THE TIP ITSELF, THE JUDGE ASKED TO SEE THE TIP AND BE ALLOWED TO DETERMINE HERSELF WHETHER REVEALING IT WOULD SOME HOW COMPROMISE THE TIPSTERS IDENTITY. MASTEN SAYS HE COULDN'T TRUST THAT PROCESS.

'If you do it in this case and the question comes down the road, well you did it in that case why not this case. Well, I'm not going to do it in this case."

"In this case there is absolutely no information that I am looking for that has to do with the name or identity of a tipster. Its only the information that i would use in trial against her that the tipster provided."

THE JUDGE WROTE IN HER ORDER, THAT THE COULD WOULD BE REMISS TO TURN A BLIND EYE TO A FLAGRANT REFUSAL TO HONOR A COURT ORDER AND GIVE MORE VALUE TO AN INDIVIDUAL'S OPINION ON WHAT IS RIGHT RATHER THAN TO THE DICTATES OF THE LAWS ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA.

SHE SENTENCED MASTEN TO TWO WEEKS IN JAIL, HE HAS ANOTHER HEARING NEXT THURSDAY.

"I'll be back on Thursday to see if i go to jail or not. I'll bring a toothbrush and some pajamas incase I do." Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO NOON TEASE-2-SHOT DESK


WE'RE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS FROM SEATTLE.

A NEWS HELICOPTER GOES DOWN AND LANDS ON TWO VEHICLES.

WE'RE AWAITING A NEWS CONFERENCE WHERE WE'LL GET DETAILS INTO WHAT HAPPENED.

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


CLOSE-2-SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...