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ANCHOR SUPERS GAS PIPES-TRX EBOX TOPS
KEY LIST GAS PIPES-PKG
MAJOR CHILD SEX STING-2 SHOT TRX VO GAS PIPES-OC
IMMIGRANT IN STATE TUITION-TRX OC SS OC STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS
FPL NEW POWER METERS-OC 3 CG OC PISTORIUS-TRX VO TC MON
FPL NEW POWER METERS-SOT OC PISTORIUS-PKG
FGCU FAN BUS-OC TRX OBX NAPLES PIER FISH HOOK-VOWIPE
FGCU FAN BUS-LIVEU NAPLES PIER FISH HOOK-SOTVO
FGCU FAN BUS-PKG BOOTH ALERT
FGCU FAN BUS-LIVEU THIRD HAND SMOKE CAUSING CANCER-TRX VO
CRIMEA LATEST-VO PLASMA DIET LIKE A MAN-OC
CRIMEA LATEST-TRX PKG DIET LIKE A MAN-PKG
STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
COLLIER MAILING BALLOTS-OC TZ4 A) FATHER CHARGED WITH BITING CHILDS NOSE-VO
GM RECALL LATEST-TRX OC TZ4 B) NO CROSSFIT FOR TRANSGENDER-VOTOPS
GM RECALL LATEST-PKG WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
QUALITY LIFE CENTER FUNDRAISING-VO FATHER CHARGED WITH BITING CHILDS NOSE-VO PLASMA
EAGLE WATCH-TRX MITTO OR VO FATHER CHARGED WITH BITING CHILDS NOSE-PKG
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT FATHER CHARGED WITH BITING CHILDS NOSE-OC
TZ1 A) MISSING PLANE-VO JAPAN CARGO SHIPS COLLIDE-VO
TZ1 B) FIVE SECOND RULE FOOD-VOTOPS CA FALLING BABY SAVED-VO
WEATHER-STC FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
MISSING PLANE-TRX VO TC MON FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
MISSING PLANE-PKG 3 BODIES IN ORANGE COUNTY - SAT 29
MEDAL OF HONOR TODAY-TRX VO C SPAN 14 CITIES TOUR-OC
WALMART USED VIDEO GAMES-VO JODI ARIAS RETRIAL SET-TRX VOTOPS
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP NO CROSSFIT FOR TRANSGENDER-VO TC MON
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL NO CROSSFIT FOR TRANSGENDER-PKG
WATER RESCUE CAUGHT ON CAM-VO NO CROSSFIT FOR TRANSGENDER-OC
FIVE SECOND RULE FOOD-VO FGCU FAN BUS-2 SHOT TRX VO WIPE
TOBACCO SALES-VO PLASMA FGCU WOMEN TO NCAA-VOTOPS WIPE
TOBACCO SALES-PKG FGCU WOMEN TO NCAA-CG TOPS
TOBACCO SALES-OC COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT A) SEATTLE HELICOPTER CRASH-VO
TZ2 A) GRANDMOTHER TO HIKE APP TRAIL-SOTVO B) GAS PIPES-VOTOPS
GRANDMOTHER TO HIKE APP TRAIL-TRX EBOX TOPS C) FISH TANK LEAK-VOTOPS
GRANDMOTHER TO HIKE APP TRAIL-PKG BREAKING-TRX
GRANDMOTHER TO HIKE APP TRAIL-2 SHOT SEATTLE NEWS CHOPPER-SAT TOPS OR VO
MEGA MILLIONS TONIGHT-2 SHOT VO SEATTLE RED CAR
TEASE THREE-2 SHOT TOP STORY 1-TRXVO TOPS
TZ3 A) GAS PIPES-VO TOP STORY 2-VOTOPS
TZ3 B) DIET LIKE A MAN-VOTOPS TOP STORY 3-VOTOPS
DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
BREAKING-TRX CLOSE-3-SHOT
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MAJOR CHILD SEX STING-2 SHOT TRX VO


DEVELOPING AT NOON,

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

SEVERAL AGENCIES INCLUDING HOMELAND SECURITY, ICE, THE POSTAL SERVICE 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...


IMMIGRANT IN STATE TUITION-TRX OC SS OC


WE'RE CLOSELY FOLLOWING THIS STORY 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...


FPL NEW POWER METERS-OC 3 CG OC


NBC2 IS GETTING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO FPL CUSTOMERS WHO OPT NOT TO GET SMART METERS.

THOSE CUSTOMERS WILL HAVE TO PAY MORE FOR THEIR SERVICE.STARTING IN JUNE.

WE DID SOME DIGGING AND THIS IS WHAT WE FOUND OUT.

MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE IN LEE COUNTY DON'T WANT THE SMART METERS.

IN CHARLOTTE.

THAT NUMBER IS ABOUT 14-HUNDRED.

AND IN COLLIER.

THE NUMBER SITS AT JUST ABOVE A 4-HUNDRED.

SOME OF THESE CUSTOMERS SAY THEY'RE CONCERNED THE METERS WOULD VIOLATE THEIR PRIVACY AND ALSO BE HAZARDOUS BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF RADIO WAVES THEY THROW OFF.

FPL SAYS THEY WON'T COLLECT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT *HOW* A CUSTOMER USES ELECTRICTY.AND THE NEW METERS THROW OFF LESS RADIO WAVES THAN A CELL PHONE.

THE COMPANY SAYS THERE ARE SOME REAL ADVANTAGES TO THIS NEW SYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


FPL NEW POWER METERS-SOT OC


this technology provides customers with more control over their use and their bills than they've ever had before. We have an energy dashboard that enables customers to go in and track their energy use by the hour, by the day and by the month among other helpful features

STARTING IN JUNE.

CUSTOMERS WHO OPT NOT TO GET THE SMART METERS WILL PAY A ONE TIME FEE OF 95 DOLLARS.

AND EACH MONTH.THEY'LL HAVE TO PAY AN EXTRA 13 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


FGCU FAN BUS-OC TRX OBX


A LOT OF EXCITEMENT BUILDING FOR TONIGHT'S FGCU MEN'S GAME AGAINST FSU!

THE TEAM LEFT FOR TALLAHASSEE ON MONDAY- BUT TODAY, THE FANS ALL HIT THE ROAD.

NBC 2S JOE ROETZ JOINS US LIVE FROM I-75 ON BOARD THE BUS CARRYING DOZENS OF FANS TO TONIGHT'S GAME. Return to index of stories...


FGCU FAN BUS-LIVEU


- RIGHT NOW WE ARE ON INTERSTATE 75- AROUND, WITH ABOUT 4 AND A HALF

HOURS TO GO IN THIS TRIP.

-EVEN THOUGH THIS ISN'T THE TRIP FANS EXPECTED TO TAKE A COUPLE WEEKS

AGO- THIS BUS IS JAM PACKED WITH SCHOOL SPIRIT. Return to index of stories...


FGCU FAN BUS-PKG


IT'S EARLY TO RISE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS TAKING A LONG RIDE TO TALLAHASSEE

NATS- CHEERING

BUT THESE FANS WOULDN'T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY.

DOZENS OF CHEERLEADERS, BAND MEMBERS AND SOME OF THE EAGLE MEN'S

BIGGEST FANS ARE PACKED ON TWO BUSSES, TAKING A 6 HOUR TREK.

EVERYONE HERE- SEEKING A WIN IN THE NIT CHAMPIONSHIP, BUT IT STARTS

WITH ONE THING.

Take sot

Benjamin Jaap

Sophomore

Who wants it more- we want to show that our school wants more than FSU

to win the NIT and go on to the next round.

Jacob Barrett

Junior

I haven't missed a home game in I don't know how long. I always try

to support my team no matter what sport it is. If there's a bus going

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FGCU FAN BUS-LIVEU


- AGAIN WE ARE ON I75- TALKER.

- TIPOFF TONIGHT IS AT 7:00

- LIVE ON I75, JOE ROETZ, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


CRIMEA LATEST-VO PLASMA


TURNING TO UKRAINE AT NOON,

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN SAYS THAT HE IS NOT INTERESTED IN TAKING OVER ALL OF UKRAINE BUT THAT CRIMEA SHOULD BE A PART OF RUSSIA.

JIM MACEDA REPORTS FROM MOSCOW, RUSSIA. Return to index of stories...


CRIMEA LATEST-TRX PKG


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STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS


JIM MACEDA REPORTING.

ON WALL STREET,

U-S STOCKS OPENED MODESTLY HIGHER AS THE FEDERAL RESERVE BEGINS A TWO-DAY MEETING.

IT'S NEW CHAIRWOMAN JANET YELLEN'S FIRST MEETING AS HEAD OF THE FED.

THE POLICY MEETING IS INJECTING SOME UNCERTAINTY INTO THE MARKETS.

LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD.

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


COLLIER MAILING BALLOTS-OC


TODAY THE COLLIER COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE WILL SEND ITS FIRST MAILING OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS TO DOMESTIC NON-UNIFORMED AND OVERSEAS VOTERS FOR THE UPCOMING SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION FOR US CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 19.

THE DEADLINE FOR VOTERS TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT TO BE DELIVERED BY MAIL FOR THIS ELECTION IS 5:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16TH. Return to index of stories...


GM RECALL LATEST-TRX OC


FACING MULTIPLE INVESTIGATIONS,

GENERAL MOTORS NEW C-E-O - ON THE JOB FOR JUST TWO MONTHS - IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT A SERIES OF RECALLS FOR THE FIRST TIME.

NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ REPORTS FROM DETROIT. Return to index of stories...


GM RECALL LATEST-PKG


THMORNING.G-M I FOUR SERIOUS SAFETY RENY MORE QUESTIONS.

SOT: "I probably wo GM car knowing what on."

THE CARMAKER JUST ANNOUCED A TRIO OF RECALLS TLUDES MOA MILLIALF VEHBUICK ENCLAVES.GMC ACADIAS.AVERSES.AND SATURN OUTLOOKS ALL WITH POLLY DEFECTIVE SIDE AIRBAGS.

PLUS.NEWER T-S'S.FOR CONCERNSBOOSTER PUMP COULD LEAD TNE FIRE.

AND CHEVY E AND G-M-C SAVANAS.BEM SAYS THEY DON'T MEET HET REQUIREMENTS.THERE HAVE BEEN NO REPORTED DEATHS OR INTO THIS *NEW* ROUND OF.

AND IT'S *NOT* C TO THE 1.6 MILLION CARS RECAL.BECAUSE OF IGNITION SWITCH PRLEMS.LINKED TEATHS. T: "Terrib happened. As a f the GM family and as a mom wmily of my own, this rets home for me. We havezed, but that is just onn the journey o resolv

A JOURNEY THAT WILL INCLUDE A CRIMINVESTIGATION INTO G-M'WITCH PROBLEM.AND CONGRESSARINGS NEXT MON PLEDGED TO COOPERATE FULLY.

MANY CUSTOMERS RE.

SOT:

"I think GM ill be trusted/esn't shake my confidence in theat all.

GABE GUTIERREZ, NBC NEWS, DETROIT. Return to index of stories...


QUALITY LIFE CENTER FUNDRAISING-VO


GABE GUTIERREZ REPORTING.

THE QUALITY LIFE CENTER HOPES A NEW PLEA WILL KEEP THEM UP AND RUNNING.

THEY'VE ASKED THE FORT MYERS CITY COUNCIL FOR 235-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO HELP PAY THE MORTGAGE LOAN THE Q OWES THE BANK.

CITY COUNCIL VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO LOOK INTO THEIR FINANCIAL OPTIONS -

THEY'RE NEXT MEETING IS ON MARCH 31ST.

COUNT ON NBC2 TO BRING YOU THE LATEST FROM THE MEETING. Return to index of stories...


EAGLE WATCH-TRX MITTO OR VO


EAGLEWATCH UPDATE!

OZZIE AND HARRIET'S EAGLET MAY BE TAKING FLIGHT ANY MOMENT NOW.

"E4" IS SAID TO BE "BRANCHING", MEANING HOPPING FROM BRANCH TO BRANCH AS IT BECOMES STRONG ENOUGH FOR ITS FIRST FLIGHT OUT OF THE NEST.

DICK PRITCHET REAL ESTATE HAD THE IDEA TO PUT A CAMERA SIX FEET ABOVE THE NEST

MORE THAN 25 MILLION PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD HAVE LOGGED ON TO WATCH OZZIE AND HARRIET'S NEST IN NORTH FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


NEW DEVELOPMENTS,

AS THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR THAT MALAYSIAN JETLINER.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE DEFENDING THE TWO PILOTS.

WE'LL HAVE THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION.

AND NEW RESEARCH SHOWS DROPPING FOOD ON THE GROUND,

MIGHT NOT BE AS NASTY AS YOU'D THINK.

SCIENTISTS PUT THE 5-SECOND RULE TO THE TEST.

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TZ1 A) MISSING PLANE-VO


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TZ1 B) FIVE SECOND RULE FOOD-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


MISSING PLANE-TRX VO TC MON


NOW TO THE LATEST ON THAT MISSING MALAYSIAN PLANE.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE SPEAKING UP FOR THE PILOTS,

AFTER OFFICIALS BEGAN INVESTIGATING THEM AS POSSIBLE SUSPECTS.

KEIR SIMMONS REPORTS FROM KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE-PKG


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MEDAL OF HONOR TODAY-TRX VO


KEIR SIMMONS REPORTING.

HAPPENING TODAY,

PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL AWARD THE MEDAL OF HONOR TO 24 VETERANS.

THE VETERANS ARE BEING RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR VALOR DURING CAMPAIGNS IN WORLD WAR TWO, KOREA AND VIETNAM.

THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSSES THEY'VE ALREADY RECEIVED ARE BEING UPGRADED TO MEDALS OF HONOR. Return to index of stories...


WALMART USED VIDEO GAMES-VO


WAL-MART WANTS A BIGGER CUT OF THE VIDEO GAME BUSINESS.

STARTING NEXT WEEK, YOU CAN TRADE IN USED GAMES FOR GIFT CARDS, RANGING FROM A FEW DOLLARS TO MORE THAN $35, WHICH CAN BE REDEEMED IN-STORE OR ONLINE.

WAL-MART ESTIMATES CONSUMERS SPEND $2 BILLION A YEAR ON USED VIDEO GAMES. 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...


WATER RESCUE CAUGHT ON CAM-VO


CAUGHT ON CAMERA IN WASHINGTON STATE,

A DRIVER IS SAVED FROM A RAGING RIVER.

CHECK THIS OUT.

A WITNESS SAW THE DRIVER VEER OFF THE ROAD,

TRAPPED INSIDE HIS SUV.

THE WITNESS CALLED 9-1-1 AND KEPT THE DRIVER CALM UNTIL THE RESCUE TEAM ARRIVED.

THEY PULLED THE MAN TO SAFETY AND TOOK HIM TO A HOSPITAL.

THE DRIVER HAD A CASE OF HYPOTHERMIA,

BUT IS RELATIVELY OKAY TODAY. Return to index of stories...


FIVE SECOND RULE FOOD-VO


THINK ABOUT THIS NEXT TIME YOU DROP A PIECE OF FOOD.

THE "FIVE SECOND RULE" JUST MIGHT HAVE SOME SCIENCE BACKING IT UP.

RESEARCHERS TESTED THE THEORY.

THEY TREATED AN INDOOR FLOOR WITH BACTERIA,

THEN DROPPED VARIOUS FOODS ON IT.

RESEARCHERS DID FIND A LINK BETWEEN TIME ON THE FLOOR AND INFECTION RISK.

THEY ALSO FOUND MOIST FOODS ARE MOST LIKELY TO PICK UP ANYTHING. Return to index of stories...


TOBACCO SALES-VO PLASMA


THE PRESSURE IS ON FOR RETAILERS TO STOP SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

WE TOLD YOU ATTORNEYS GENERAL FROM 28 STATES SENT A LETTER TO WALGREENS, WALMART AND THREE OTHER MAJOR RETAILERS,

ASKING THEM TO STOP SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

BUT AS REPORTER CHRISTIAN FARR TELLS US, NOT EVERYONE SUPPORTS THE IDEA. Return to index of stories...


TOBACCO SALES-PKG


IF 28 ATTORNEYS GENERAL GET THEIR WAY, PEOPLE COULD HAVE LESS PLACES TO BUY CIGARETTES ACROSS THE COUNTRY INCLUDING RIGHT HERE IN ILLINOIS. AND THAT POSSIBILITY DOES NOT SIT WELL WITH SOME SMOKERS.

"Well I think that's stupid."

"I just don't understand why he feels he needs to get involved it's a private transaction."

NEW YORK'S ATTORNEY GENERAL IS LEADING THE CHARGE, AFTER HE SENT THIS LETTER TO 5 MAJOR RETAILERS - INCLUDING WALGREENS AND WALMART - ASKING THEM "TO CEASE SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS" BECAUSE OF THE DANGERS OF SMOKING. ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL LISA MADIGAN SIGNED OFF ON THAT LETTER.

"We applaud them we applaud Lisa Madigan for being on the letter."

JAMES MARTINEZ - WHO IS WITH THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION - HOPES THOSE RETAILERS FOLLOW THE ADVICE OF THE 28 ATTORNEYS GENERAL…AND HELP REDUCE THE 44 MILLION SMOKERS NATIONWIDE.

Every two-and-a-half minutes someone gets diagnosed with lung cancer. Fifty percent of those diagnosed, die in the first year. This is something that is definitely going to improve overall health in the country."

THE MOVE COMES A MONTH AFTER C-V-S SAID IT WOULD STOP SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN OCTOBER. BUT SOME SMOKERS SAY IF MAJOR RETAILERS STOP SELLING CIGARETTES, THEY WILL FIND PLACES TO BUY THEM.

"There's a black market and the black market is big."

"If Walgreens don't sell them i am still going to buy them from someplace else right?" Return to index of stories...


TOBACCO SALES-OC


CHRISTIAN FARR REPORTING.

BOTH WALGREENS AND WALMART SAY THEY ARE REVIEWING THE REQUEST. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


WHAT DO YOU NORMALLY DO AT AGE SIXTY?

YOU'RE LIKELY NOT GETTING READY TO HIKE 22-HUNDRED MILES.

"I prayed really hard about it. I knew it was something I was supposed to do."

MEET THE PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN ON A MISSION.

WHY SHE'S SETTING OUT FOR A LONG TRIP IN THE WOODS AFTER THE BREAK. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) GRANDMOTHER TO HIKE APP TRAIL-SOTVO


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GRANDMOTHER TO HIKE APP TRAIL-TRX EBOX TOPS


IT'S A JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME FOR A NEXT 60-YEAR OLD GRANDMOTHER.

SHE PLANS TO HIKE THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL.

IT'S A WHOPPING 22-HUNDRED MILE TREK FROM GEORGIA TO MAINE.

SHE SAYS IT'S SOMETHING SHE SIMPLY HAS TO DO.

JERE GISH HAS THE INSPIRING STORY. Return to index of stories...


GRANDMOTHER TO HIKE APP TRAIL-PKG


--nats of door--

BRENDA PETROSKI LOVES TO WALK AROUND HER NEIGHBORHOOD IN COLUMBIA, LANCASTER COUNTY.

"Tell me if I'm going too fast."

BUT, THIS IS JUST PREPARATION NOW. TRAINING PERHAPS.

FOR WHAT WILL SOON BE THE WALK OF A LIFETIME.

"I prayed really hard about it. I knew it was something I was supposed to do."

ON MARCH 20TH. THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING.

BRENDA WILL START HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL IN GEORGIA.

SHE'S BEEN HIKING FOR OVER 25 YEARS.

BUT, NOTHING LIKE THIS.

"It's a huge challenge. It's very difficult."

BRENDA WILL TAKE EVERYTHING SHE NEEDS IN THIS BACKPACK.

SOME 30 POUNDS WORTH. INCLUDING A TENT TO SLEEP OUT ALONG THE TRAIL.

SHE'LL ALSO TAKE ALONG PLENTY OF DETERMINATION.

"Your most important gear is right here. Sometimes you just have to get that mind over matter and keep on trucking."

BUT, THE THRILL OF HIKING THE TRAIL ISN'T THE ONLY -- OR EVEN THE MAIN -- REASON BRENDA IS DOING THIS.

SHE'S ALSO RAISING MONEY FOR WELL DEVELOPMENT IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC.

"It's always been a burden on my heart for clean water."

BRENDA ADMITS IT WILL BE HARD TO LEAVE HER FAMILY.

HER HUSBAND, KIDS, AND GRANDKIDS.

BUT, INSISTS SHE'S NOT NERVOUS. ONLY EXCITED.

"There is danger. Even just climbing some of the places you have to climb. Going down some of the places you have to go down. And living in the woods."

--nats--

"I'm the out-of-shape grandma. And I don't mind saying that. I don't mind saying that at all. But I'll get in shape on the trail."

AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME. THAT MAY END UP BEING A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE AS WELL.

"I love the woods. I just love being in the woods."

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GRANDMOTHER TO HIKE APP TRAIL-2 SHOT


JERE GISH REPORTING.

ONLY ABOUT 10 TO 15 PERCENT OF HIKERS WHO START THE TRAIL ACTUALLY END UP FINISHING IT. Return to index of stories...


MEGA MILLIONS TONIGHT-2 SHOT VO


LET'S TALK MONEY.

NO ONE MATCHED ALL THE LUCKY NUMBERS IN THE MEGA MILLIONS DRAWING FRIDAY NIGHT.

TONIGHT'S JACKPOT IS EXPECTED TO SOAR TO 400-MILLION DOLLARS,

MAKING IT THE SEVENTH LARGEST JACKPOT IN U-S HISTORY.

GET YOUR TICKETS AND WATCH THE NEWS AT 11 TO SEE IF SOMEONE WON. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2 SHOT


IT'S A CONSUMER STORY YOU WANT TO HEAR.

THERE'S A NEW CONCERN ABOUT PIPES, COMMONLY USED TO CARRY GAS INTO MILLIONS OF AMERICAN HOMES.

WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR,

AND HOW TO FIX IT.

AND IT'S A FACT THAT MEN CAN DIET EASIER THAN WOMEN.

SOME HEALTH EXPERTS SAY. WELL. DIET LIKE A MAN.

WE'LL EXPLAIN. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) GAS PIPES-VO


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TZ3 B) DIET LIKE A MAN-VOTOPS


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DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS


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BREAKING-TRX


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SEATTLE NEWS CHOPPER-SAT TOPS OR VO


BREAKING AT NOON.

CREWS IN SEATTLE ARE ON THE SCENE OF A NEWS HELICOPTER CRASH.

YOU ARE LOOKING AT A LIVE FEED OF THE SCENE.

HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW AT THIS POINT. Return to index of stories...


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WE'RE CLOSELY FOLLOWING THIS STORY 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...


GAS PIPES-TRX EBOX TOPS


IT'S A STORY YOU WANT TO HEAR.

THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE WALLS OF AT LEAST 10-MILLION AMERICAN HOMES:

CORRUGATED STAINLESS STEEL TUBING. BETTER KNOWN AS C.S.S.T.

IT'S USED TO RUN GAS TO APPLIANCES AND FURNACES, MOSTLY IN NEWER HOMES.

NBC'S SCOTT FRIEDMAN HAS UNCOVERED SOME SERIOUS SAFETY CONCERNS. Return to index of stories...


GAS PIPES-PKG


NATS: FIRE AUDIO

Firefighters race to the Lubbock, Texas home of Ross and Meg Rushing as an electrical storm rolls through.

Sot: "BOOM LIGHTNING HIT"

A crash of thunder appears to trip the burglar alarm. Ross and his friend Brennen Teel trying to shut it off.

Ross Rushing: THAT'S WHEN THE EXPLOSION HAPPENED.

Ross escapes under the buckled garage door.

NATS radio: DISPATCH, WE HAVE A VICTIM IN THE REAR OF THE STRUCTURE.

Brennen does not make it out.

Ken Teel/Brennen's Father: I WOULD NOT WISH THIS ON ANYBODY.

Brennen's parents soon learn the Fire Marshal blames yellow CSST.corrugated stainless steel tubes used to pipe gas in millions of homes.and approved in building codes across the country.

Fire Marshal Garett Nelson believes lightning hit the METAL chimney cap -- traveled into the attic -- and jumped or arced onto the CSST -- puncturing tiny holes in the thin tubes - creating mini blow torches.

Garett Nelson/Lubbock Fire Marshal: NOW WE'VE GOT FLAME JETS COMING OUT OF THOSE PIPES SO IT VERY QUICKLY INVOLVED THE ENTIRE ATTIC.

S/UP: Scott Friedman

CRITICS OF CSST ARGUE THE WALLS OF THE TUBING ARE SIMPLY TOO THIN, MUCH THINNER THAN BLACK IRON PIPE THAT'S BEEN USED TO SUPPLY GAS TO HOMES FOR DECADES.

Believing CSST contributed to a death, the City of Lubbock banned the product.

Garett Nelson: THAT NEEDS TO BE THE LAST FIRE DEATH THAT'S CREATED BECAUSE OF A BAD PRODUCT.

The company that made the CSST - Titeflex - denies its product is to blame.

I THINK THE FACTS OVER THE COURSE OF TIME ARE GOING TO SURFACE AND IT'S GOING PROVE THAT OUR PRODUCT IS NOT NECESSARILY THE CULPRIT IN THIS CASE.

Their experts believe the fire started with lightning damage to electrical wiring -- installed too close to the CSST.

WE KNOW WITH OVER 22 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WITH THIS PRODUCT, IT'S A SAFE PRODUCT.

At least 6 companies in the U-S make CSST.

They say lightning fires are unlikely if CSST is connected or bonded to the electrical grounding system in the house.

But some experts are still seeing fires in homes where it WAS bonded and grounded.

SOT: "I just want to the solution to fixing the problem because the problem is out there - it's still out there.

Meanwhile the Teels want the product off the market and want others to hear Brennen's story.

SOT: His incident may lead to save other lives and property and i think that's a good way for us to remember him. Return to index of stories...


GAS PIPES-OC


SCOTT FRIEDMAN REPORTING.

IF YOU HAVE CSST STATE FIRE MARSHALS URGE YOU TO CALL AN ELECTRICIAN TO MAKE SURE ITS BONDED AND GROUNDED. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS


ON WALL STREET,

U-S STOCKS OPENED MODESTLY HIGHER AS THE FEDERAL RESERVE BEGINS A TWO-DAY MEETING.

IT'S NEW CHAIRWOMAN JANET YELLEN'S FIRST MEETING AS HEAD OF THE FED.

THE POLICY MEETING IS INJECTING SOME UNCERTAINTY INTO THE MARKETS.

LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD.

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


PISTORIUS-TRX VO TC MON


AS THE MURDER TRIAL OF OSCAR PISTORIUS ENTERS ITS 12TH DAY,

MYSTERIOUS BLOOD STAINS FOUND INSIDE PISTORIUS' BEDROOM HAVE TAKEN CENTER STAGE.

JEFF ROSSEN HAS THE LATEST FROM PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA. Return to index of stories...


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NAPLES PIER FISH HOOK-VOWIPE


JEFF ROSSEN REPORTING.

CHANGES MAY BE HAPPENING AT THE NAPLES PIER.

SOME FISHING HOOKS COULD BE BANNED.

CITY LEADERS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE SURGE OF INJURED PELICANS.

THEY'RE GETTING CAUGHT IN HOOKS AND FISHING LINE.

AT TOMORROW'S CITY COUNCIL MEETING COUNCIL WILL DICUSS A POTENTIAL BAN ON TREBLE HOOKS.

THEY HAVE MORE THAN TWO PRONGS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES PIER FISH HOOK-SOTVO


TAKE SOTS

DURATION = 0:15

Nicole Johnson/Conservancy of SWFL

"With the 3 hooks, it's just that much more difficult to extract the hook from the bird, it really gets sunken in there into their flesh."

Jerry Desmond/Naples

"I say why? everybody should ask why. When you really get down to the basics, what are we getting out of it?

BIOLOGISTS SAY A BAN ON TREBLE HOOKS WOULD PLAY A BIG ROLE IN DECREASING THE EXTENT OF PELICAN INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


BOOTH ALERT


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THIS IS JUST COMING INTO OUR NEWSROOM.

A HOARDING SITUATION ON 4TH STREET IN FORT MYERS SHORES.

NBC2'S ANDREA HUBBELL IS THERE NOW.

ANDREA TELL US ABOUT THE WOMAN IN QUESTION TODAY.

- A WOMAN LIVES IN THE HOME IN QUESTION WITH A LOTS OF CATS

- SHE IS ON-SCENE BUT DAS IS KEEPING HER FROM US RIGHT NOW

- UNHEALTHY LIVING CONDITIONS - HIGH AMMONIA LEVEL INSIDE

- RIGHT NOW THEY ARE DOCUMENT THE HOUSE/CATS AND THEN THEY WILL BEGIN REMOVING THE ANIMALS.

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THIRD HAND SMOKE CAUSING CANCER-TRX VO


TURNS OUT *THIRD HAND SMOKE COULD CAUSE CANCER.

THIRD HAND SMOKE IS THAT STALE 'ASHTRAY' SMELL OF A HOME, OFFICE, BAR, RESTAURANT OR CAR WHERE SOMEONE HAS BEEN SMOKING.

RESEARCHERS SAY THAT WHEN NICOTINE IN SECONDHAND SMOKE REACTS WITH NITROUS ACID IN THE AIR,

IT CREATES NEW COMPOUNDS THAT CAN BECOME CANCEROUS FOR THE CELLS.

BUT MORE RESEARCH IS NEEDED. Return to index of stories...


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NOW TO A HEALTH STORY GRABBING NATIONAL HEADLINES,

HOW TO DIET LIKE A MAN AND LOSE MORE WEIGHT.

GUYS HAVE AN ADVANTAGE WHEN IT COMES TO SHEDDING WEIGHT.

BUT SOME TRICKS CAN BE HELPFUL FOR WOMEN.

ABBIE BOUDREAU TAKES A LOOK. Return to index of stories...


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IT'S A FRUSTRATING FACT OF LIFEWHEN IT COMES TO LOSING WEIGHT, IT SEEMS THE

SCALES ARE TIPPED IN MEN'S FAVOR

WHICH IS WHY SOME HEALTH EXPERTS ARE NOW SUGGESTING *WOMEN* MAN UP WHEN IT

COMES TO DIET AND EXERCISE!

REGISTERED DIETICIAN LISA DRAYER SAYS IT'S ALL ABOUT METABOLISM - AND MUSCLE

MASS.

sot:lisa drayer rd: 21 16 54 basically men have more muscle mass compared

to women and the more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism and the

more calories you burn.

GRAPHIC:

As for diet A RECENT HEALTH.COM ARTICLE SUGGESTS MEN TYPICALLY TRY TO LOSE

WEIGHT BY REMOVING ONE UNHEALTHY FOOD FROM THEIR DIET.LIKE ICE CREAM OR

PIZZA.

WHILE MANY WOMEN TEND TO OVERWHELM THEMSELVES BY TRYING TO ELIMINATE ENTIRE

FOOD GROUPS - LIKE ALL CARBOHYDRATES OR SUGARS.

AND WHEN IT COME TO WORKING OUT SO WE ASKED CELEBRITY TRAINER HARLEY

PASTERNAK TO WEIGH IN.

SOT HARLEY: 00;16;08;56some of the ways that a woman can work out like a

man to lose weight is first of all, lift challenging weights,don't be scared

of using freeweights.

PASTERNAK SAYS ANOTHER "MAN MOVE" WOMEN SHOULD ADOPT.IS TO WORK OUT IN

SHORT, BURSTS. INSTEAD OF ENDLESS HOURS ON THE ELLIPTICAL OR TREADMILL.

SOT HARLEY: TBD: 00;26;55;51 to really significantly.change the body

composition. you have to strength train

AND MAYBE THE BEST ADVICE.IN THIS BATTLE OF THE SEXES.EXPERTS WARN WOMEN

TO AVOID EMOTIONAL EATING.

sot: lisa drayer: 21 12 25 women tend to have a harder time passing up a

piece of cake or even forgoing a sweetened latte especially in response to

stress/ eliminating these food and beverages, women can lose a pound a week

, just by making those simple changes.

SO THE NEXT TIME YOU'RE HAVING THAT *BRIDGET JONES* MOMENT.

.YOU MAY WANT TO PUT DOWN THAT SPOON --- AND GRAB A DUMBBELL INSTEAD. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


A BIZZARE STORY IN CALIFORNIA TODAY.

THIS FATHER SITS IN JAIL UNTIL HIS NEXT COURT DATE.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HE'S ACCUSED OF DOING TO HIS CHILD.

BUT ONE FAMILY MEMBER SAYS WAIT A MINUTE.

AND THIS WOMAN IS UPSET WITH CROSSFIT.

NOW SHE'S SUING THE FITNESS COMPANY.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT HER CONTROVERSIAL COMPLAINT IS.

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TZ4 A) FATHER CHARGED WITH BITING CHILDS NOSE-VO


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TZ4 B) NO CROSSFIT FOR TRANSGENDER-VOTOPS


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FATHER CHARGED WITH BITING CHILDS NOSE-VO PLASMA


IN CALIFORNIA TODAY,

A FATHER SITS IN JAIL,

ACCUSED OF BITING OFF PART OF HIS ONE-MONTH OLD SON'S NOSE.

THE FATHER WENT BEFORE A JUDGE THIS WEEK.

HAAZIQ MADYUN HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


FATHER CHARGED WITH BITING CHILDS NOSE-PKG


THIS IS A STILL PHOTO OF THE 18-YEAR-OLD DEFENDANT, HANDS SHACKLED AT THE WAIST, AS HE STOOD BEFORE THE JUDGE READING THE FELONY CHARGES AGAINST HIM WHICH INCLUDE AGGRAVATED MAYHEM, CHILD ABUSE AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT.

HERE ARE PHOTOS OF ONE MONTH OLD TAJON RIGGINS-COOPER PROVIDED BY THE BABY'S FAMILY.

NOW DURING HIS BRIEF COURT APPEARANCE JOSHUA COOPER WAS ASSIGNED A TEMPORARY PUBLIC DEFENDER. HOWEVER HE TOLD THE JUDGE THAT HE HAS A JOB, TAKING HOME 700-DOLLARS A WEEK AND HE INTENDS TO HIRE A PRIVATE ATTORNEY.

THESE CHARGES STEM FROM A RECENT INCIDENT AT HIS FAIRFIELD HOME WHERE COOPER LIVES WITH THE BABY'S 17-YEAR-OLD MOTHER. FAIRFIELD POLICE ALLEGE THAT IT WAS HERE THAT COOPER BIT THE NOSE OF THE BABY BOY OUT OF FRUSTRATION BECAUSE THE CHILD WOULDN'T STOP CRYING.

"Me in my heart I don't think he did nothing like that."

OUTSIDE THE COURT ROOM COOPER'S MOTHER WHO YOU SEE HERE DECLINED TO SPEAK TO THE MEDIA.

HOWEVER A MAN DESCRIBING HIMSELF AS HIS UNCLE HAD THIS TO SAY:

"The Joshua I know is fun loving, do back flips, run, play basketball, football, never knew he would do something like this I don't believe he did that." Return to index of stories...


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HAAZIQ MADYUN REPORTING.

THE FATHER GOES BACK TO COURT IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


JAPAN CARGO SHIPS COLLIDE-VO


TURNING OVERSEAS FOR THIS NEXT STORY.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO.

EIGHT PEOPLE REMAIN MISSING AFTER TWO CARGO SHIPS SLAM INTO EACH OTHER.

THE JAPANESE COAST GUARD SAYS THIS IS JUST OUTSIDE THE TOKYO BAY.

THE IMPACT CAUSED ONE OF THE SHIPS TO SINK!

20 PEOPLE WERE ABOARD THAT VESSEL.

12 ARE SAFE TODAY.

8 REMAIN MISSING.

NO WORD YET ON THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH.

CREWS ARE INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


CA FALLING BABY SAVED-VO


AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

NEW PICTURES FROM CALIFORNIA TODAY,

SHOWING CREWS SAVING A FALLING BABY WITH A MATTRESS!

A COUPLE WERE MOVING OT OF THEIR APARTMENT,

WHEN THEY SAW A TODDLER DANGLING FROM A WINDOW.

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

THE BOY'S PARENTS WERE UNAWARE OF WHAT HAPPENED,

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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...


3 BODIES IN ORANGE COUNTY - SAT 29


PER WESH

THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FOUND DEAD IN A WOODED AREA IN ORANGE COUNTY, DEPUTIES SAID.

ACCORDING TO THE ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, AT LEAST ONE OF THEM IS A TRANSIENT.

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C SPAN 14 CITIES TOUR-OC


C-SPAN PRODUCERS ARE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THIS WEEK

THE CABLE CHANNEL IS FEATURING FORT MYERS AS PART OF ITS 20-14 CITIES TOUR.

THEY'RE VISITING THE EDISON-FORD ESTATES AND THE BURROUGHS TO HIGHLIGHT THE CITY'S HISTORY AND CULTURE.

THE SEGMENTS WILL AIR ON APRIL 19TH AND 20TH ON C-SPAN'S BOOK T-V AND AMERICAN HISTORY T-V. Return to index of stories...


JODI ARIAS RETRIAL SET-TRX VOTOPS


IN SEPTEMBER,

A NEW JURY WILL BE SELECTED TO DECIDE JODI ARIAS' FATE.

ARIAS WAS FOUND GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER LAST YEAR FOR STABBING AND SHOOTING HER EX-BOYFRIEND, TRAVIS ALEXANDER.

THE NEW JURY WILL CHOOSE WHETHER ARIAS SHOULD FACE THE DEATH PENALTY OR LIFE IN PRISON.

THE ORIGINAL JURY FAILED TO REACH THAT DECISION. Return to index of stories...


NO CROSSFIT FOR TRANSGENDER-VO TC MON


A FEMALE PERSONAL TRAINER TAKES HER CASE TO COURT.

SHE IS SUING CROSSFIT,

SAYING THE FITNESS COMPANY WON'T LET HER COMPETE IN THE INTERNATIONAL CROSSFIT GAMES.

CROSSFIT SAYS SHE HAS TO COMPETE AGAINST *MEN.

DAVID STEVENSON HAS HER STORY. Return to index of stories...


NO CROSSFIT FOR TRANSGENDER-PKG


CHLOIE JONSSON'S ATHLETIC CAREER BEGAN ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO - AFTER AN ACCIDENT LEFT HER UNABLE TO WALK FOR SIX MONTHS.

"After that, just being able to appreciate walking, I just started becoming more athletic."

HER FAVORITE EXERCISE PROGRAM IS CROSSFIT -- A MIXTURE OF WEIGHTLIFTING, AEROBICS AND GYMNASTICS.

BUT THE 34 YEAR-OLD LOS GATOS PERSONAL TRAINER IS NOW SUING THE CROSSFIT COMPANY FOR TWO AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS.

JONSSON UNDERWENT GENDER REASSIGNMENT SURGERY EIGHT YEARS AGO. AND CROSSFIT WON'T LET HER COMPETE WITH OTHER WOMEN IN THE INTERNATIONAL CROSSFIT GAMES.

"I was pretty shocked that their answer saying that you had to register and compete as the gender you were born as."

IN A LETTER SUPPLIED BY JONSSON'S LAWYER, CROSSFIT'S ATTORNEY SAYS ".a male competitor who has a sex reassignment procedure still has a genetic makeup that confers a physical and physiological advantage over women."

JONSSON'S ATTORNEY SAYS THE COMPANY IS VIOLATING CALIFORNIA LAW.

"She's legally female, her birth certificate, her driver's license, she's been female for a long, long time."

THE DIRECTOR OF UC BERKELEY'S ATHLETICS STUDY CENTER SAYS OTHER MAJOR SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS HAVE CLEAR-CUT RULES FOR TRANSGENDERED ATHLETES.

"If someone has made this change, has undergone hormonal treatments for a year under the care of a physician, they should be able to compete."

JONSSON SAYS SHE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THE CROSSFIT POLICY.

"It's fear, maybe fear of the unknown, people maybe not understanding what it means to be transgender." Return to index of stories...


NO CROSSFIT FOR TRANSGENDER-OC


DAVID STEVENSON REPORTING.

CROSSFIT DID NOT RESPOND FOR COMMENT.

THE CASE GOES TO COURT IN JULY. Return to index of stories...


FGCU FAN BUS-2 SHOT TRX VO WIPE


LET'S TALK ABOUT FGCU BASKETBALL!

IT'S A BIG WEEK FOR THE LADIES AND THE MEN.

NEW VIDEO AT NOON.

FGCU STUDENTS ARE HEADED TO TALLHASEE RIGHT NOW, FOR THE MEN'S N-I-T GAME.

NBC2'S JOE ROETZ IS WITH THEM,

AS THE MEN GET READY TO PLAY TOP SEEDED FLORIDA STATE.

THE BUS SHOULD ARRIVE BETWEEN 530 AND 6.

AND TIPOFF IS AT 7PM.

YOU CAN WATCH IT ON ESPN 2.

NBC2 SPORTS DIRECTOR BRIAN COLLERAN ALSO TOOK THE TRIP.

HE'LL HAVE FULL COVERAGE OF THE GAME STARTING TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FGCU WOMEN TO NCAA-VOTOPS WIPE


AND NOW FOR THE FGCU WOMEN,

THIS WAS THE SCENE FROM ALICO ARENA AS THE EAGLE LADIES FOUND OUT THEIR NCAA TOURNAMENT FATE.

THEY WILL FACE OKLAHOMA STATE IN THE 1ST ROUND FROM WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA. Return to index of stories...


FGCU WOMEN TO NCAA-CG TOPS


HERE IS HOW THE BRACKET LOOKS.

IF THE LADY EAGLES CAN BEAT OKLAHOMA STATE,

THEY WILL FACE THE WINNER OF THE HOST PURDUE AND AKRON TWO DAYS LATER.

THE LADY EAGLES BEAT STETSON 72 TO 70 IN OVERTIME TO GET THE TOURNAMENT BID.

TIPOFF AGAINST OKLAHOMA STATE IS SATURDAY AT 1-30. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


WE'RE STAYING ONTOP OF BREAKING NEWS.

A NEWS HELICOPTER CRASHES IN SEATTLE BURNING CARS AND PEOPLE.

FIRST AT FOUR A NEW LOOK AT WHAT WENT WRONG AND THE PEOPLE WHO RUSHED THE SCENE TO HELP THE VICTIMS.

WETTING YOUR APETITE?

A FISH TANK SPRINGS A LEAK ON PEOPLE ENJOYING THEIR MEAL.

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A) SEATTLE HELICOPTER CRASH-VO


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B) GAS PIPES-VOTOPS


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C) FISH TANK LEAK-VOTOPS


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BREAKING-TRX


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SEATTLE NEWS CHOPPER-SAT TOPS OR VO


WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW BREAKING NEWS FROM SEATTLE.

A FIERY HELICOPTER CRASH TAKES THE LIVES OF TWO PEOPLE ON BOARD.

IT LANDED THIS MORNING ON TOP OF TWO VEHICLES.

JUST FIFTY FEET FROM THE SEATTLE SPACE NEEDLE.

ONE MAN IN A CAR ESCAPED BUT HAS BURNS ON 50-PERCENT OF HIS BODY.

THE CHOPPER WAS BEING USED FOR NEWS COVERAGE BY A-B-C AFFILIATE KOMO.

THIS CRASH HAPPENED RIGHT OUTSIDE THE STATION.

INVESTIGATORS ARE HEADING TO TRY AND FIGURE OUT *HOW THE PILOT LOST CONTROL. Return to index of stories...


SEATTLE RED CAR


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TOP STORY 1-TRXVO TOPS


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TOP STORY 2-VOTOPS


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TOP STORY 3-VOTOPS


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MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


TAKING ONE LAST LOOK AT THE DOW THIS HOUR. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-3-SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


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