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HEADLINE OPEN CA: DEPUTY KILLED, SUSPECT SEARCH-PKG
HL1) MALAYSIA SEARCH-trxVOTOPS TEASE THREE-2SHOT
HL2) MADELINE MCCANN-trxVOTOPS TZ3 A) MALAYSIA FLIGHT-VO
HL3) RENT YOUR CAR-trxVOTOPS TZ3 B)NJ QUARTER STEALER-VOTOPS
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
OBAMA ON UKRAINE-trx2 SHOT TS1)-TBA
OBAMA ON UKRAINE-VO OR LIVE TS2)-TBA
MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH-trxVOTOPS OC TS3)-TBA
MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH-NEWSROOM OBAMA ON UKRAINE-trxVOTOPS
MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH-PKG OBAMA ON UKRAINE-VO OR LIVE
MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH-NEWSROOM MALAYSIA FLIGHT SEARCH-trxVOTOPS OC
CAPE CORAL MAYORAL ELECTION INVESTIGATION-trxOC VO MALAYSIA FLIGHT SEARCH-PKG
ROAD RAGE SHOOTING-OC VO SS au baseball player death-trxVOTOPS
ROAD RAGE SHOOTING-SOTVO TX: CHASE PEDESTRIAN HIT-trxOC VO
DEPUTIES HURT FOLO-VOTOPS NJ QUARTER STEALER-OC VO
AMAZON STREAMING-trxVOTOPS NJ QUARTER STEALER-SOT VO
DEATH ROW KIDNEY UPDATE-trxONCAM CO PLANE CRASH-OC VO
DEATH ROW KIDNEY UPDATE-PKG NV: VEGAS MED MARIJUANA-OC VO
HOME SALES-trxVOTOPS WA: ARMED BARISTAS!!-OC VO
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WA: ARMED BARISTAS!!-SOT VO
TZ1 A) HOUSTON STASH HOUSE-VO BASEBALL HEAD SHOT-OC NATS VO
TZ1 B) BYU GROPING-VOTOPS WATER BIRTH NO BENEFITS-trxOC VO
WEATHER-STC HERBS AND SPICES-VOTOPS
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP MADELINE MCCANN-ONCAM
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL MADELINE MCCANN-PKG
DAMAS NOT FIT FOR TRIAL-VOTOPS TEASE FOUR-1SHOT
TS NAPLES GAS LEAK-VOTOPS TZ4 A) RENT YOUR CAR-VOWIPE
FL GATORS NCAA-OC-SOT-WIPE WEATHER TEASE-STC
FGCU WOMEN PREPS-VOTOPS RENT YOUR CAR!-trxVOTOPS OC
TS GAS PRICES-CGTOPS RENT YOUR CAR!-PKG
OBAMA ON ELLEN-trxOC VO RENT YOUR CAR!-ONCAM
OBAMA ON ELLEN-SOT VO WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
OBAMA ON ELLEN-SOT ONCAM WEATHER-WX WALL
NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM
HOSUTON STASH HOUSE BUST-trxVOTOPS OC HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
HOSUTON STASH HOUSE BUST-PKG TRAIN INTO TRAILER-OC NATSVO
HOSUTON STASH HOUSE BUST-ONCAM TRAIN INTO TRAILER-SOT VO
CA: OUT OF CONTROL BRUSH FIRE-trxVOTOPS TEASE FIVE-1SHOT
BYU GROPINGS-WIPE VOTOPS TZ5 A) SCHOOL THREAT FLORIDA TEEN-VO
BYU GROPINGS-SOT VO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
SMART PHONE SAVE-trxOC VO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
TOYOTA RECALLS-VOTOPS CA: SCHOOL THREAT TRACED TO FLORIDA-trxONCAM
PANDORA PAY-VOTOPS CA: SCHOOL THREAT TRACED TO FLORIDA-PKG
RETIREMENT STUDY-VOTOPSWIPE CA: SCHOOL THREAT TRACED TO FLORIDA-ONCAM
PS4 PROGRAMMING-VOTOPS NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT
TEASE TWO-1SHOT NOON TZA) CAPE OFF THE GRID-VO
TZ2 A)DEPUTY KILLED SUSPECT SEARCH-VOWIPE NOON TZB) TOILET AD-VO
CA: DEPUTY KILLED, SUSPECT SEARCH-trxVO IN PLASMA CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


HEADLINE OPEN


MALAYSIA FLIGHT 370.

SEARCH TEAMS ARE NOW FOCUSED ON A SMALL AREA WHERE SATELLITE PHOTOS REVEAL POSSIBLE PIECES FROM THE PLANE.

DETAILS AHEAD IN THE SEARCH FOR MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED PEOPLE ON BOARD.

PLUS.

WE'RE LEARNING MORE FROM INVESTIGATORS ABOUT MADELINE MCCANN'S DISAPPEARANCE SEVEN YEARS AGO.

CHILLING NEW CLUES INTO THE LITTLE GIRL'S DISAPPEARANCE.

AND.

IF YOU NEED TO MAKE A FEW EXTRA BUCKS, OR IF YOUR CAR IS A MONEY PIT.

THERE IS A NEW SERVICE THAT COULD PUT CASH BACK INTO YOUR WALLET.

THE NEWS AT ELEVEN STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL1) MALAYSIA SEARCH-trxVOTOPS


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HL2) MADELINE MCCANN-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) RENT YOUR CAR-trxVOTOPS


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NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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OBAMA ON UKRAINE-trx2 SHOT


BREAKING NEWS AT THE TOP OF THE ELEVEN O'CLOCK HOUR.

ANY MOMENT, PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL MAKE A STATEMENT ABOUT THE SITUATION IN UKRAINE.

AS IT STANDS - THE SOUTHERN REGION OF CRIMEA IS NOW BEING CONSIDERD PART OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, BOTH BY LEADERSHIP THERE AND LEADERSHIP IN RUSSIA.

RECENT TENSIONS WE'VE HEARD ABOUT.

A FEW DAYS AGO, TROOPS SUPPORTING RUSSIA STORMED A NAVAL YARD.

AND THOUSANDS OF RUSSIAN TROOPS HAVE FANNED OUT IN THE SOUTH OF UKRAINE.

THIS ALL BOILED OVER WHEN UKRAINE'S PRESIDENT PASSED LAWS RESTRICTING CITIZENS' RIGHTS TO PROTEST AMONG OTHER THINGS - LAWS THAT WERE SEEN AS A MOVE AWAY FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION.

AND RIGHT NOW, THE U-S AND E-U, ARE CONDEMNING THE KREMLIN'S ACTIONS.

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OBAMA ON UKRAINE-VO OR LIVE


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MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH-trxVOTOPS OC


NEW DETAILS ON THAT MISSING MALAYSIAN FLIGHT:

THE U-S NAVY AND AUSTRALIAN AUTHORITIES ARE HEADED TO A REMOTE PART OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.

THEY'RE ON A MISSION TO CHECK OUT WHAT MAY BE DEBRIS FROM THE PLANE.

NBC-2'S NICK CILETTI IS FOLLOWING DEVELOPMENTS FROM THE NEWSROOM.

NICK. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH-NEWSROOM


CHAD --

WHAT THIS TASK FORCE IF YOU WILL IS TRYING TO DO IS VERIFY THAT THOSE OBJECTS FOUND ON THE SATELITTLE ARE IN FACT PARTS OF THAT MALAYSIA AIRLINES PLANE THAT VANISHED BACK ON MARCH 8TH.

I'M CHECKING WITH MULTIPLE SOURCES THIS MORNING.

NBC NEWS.THE BBC.AND THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.

WE ARE STILL WORKING TO FIND OUT WHEN THAT TASK FORCE SHOULD ARRIVE.

BUT WHEN THEY DO -- WE KNOW THEY HAVE A TALL ORDER AHEAD OF THEM. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH-PKG


PIECING TOGETHER THE PUZZLE.

"This is probably the best lead we have right now. We need to get there, find them, see them, assess them to know whether it's meaningful or not."

AUSTRALIAN SATELLITES SPOTTED WHAT THEY CALL "NEW AND CREDIBLE" EVIDENCE:

TWO IMAGES THAT COULD BE PARTS FROM THE MISSING MALAYSIAN FLIGHT - 4300 MILES AWAY FROM WHERE THAT FLIGHT DISAPPEARD ON MARCH 8TH

FLIGHT 370 WAS ON ITS WAY FROM KUALA LUMPUR TO BEIJING.

THE AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE. NEW ZEALAND. AND U-S NAVY. SENT FOUR PLANES TO THE NEW AREA OVERNIGHT.

THE NAVY IS ALSO HEADED BACK THIS MORNING

THE FIRST SHIP IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE LATER TODAY.

HOPE THAT IS STARTING TO DISAPPEAR AMONG FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE 239 MISSING PEOPLE.

THE SEARCH IS TAKING ITS TOLL ON RELATIVIES.STILL WAITING WITH HEAVY HEARTS IN KUALA LUMPUR.

STILL NO ANSWERS.

BUT NOW.THERE IS ONE MORE CLUE THAT COULD FINALLY SOLVE THIS MYSTERY. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH-NEWSROOM


ONE AVIATION EXPERT WHO SPOKE TO THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SAYS HE IS STILL SKEPTICAL.

EVEN IF CREWS FIND DEBRIS WHERE THOSE TWO IMAGES APPEARED ON THE SATELLITE.

IT MAY NOT BE FROM THE MISSING PLANE.

COUNT ON NBC2 TO FOLLOW THIS STORY VERY CLOSELY THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

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


CAPE CORAL MAYORAL ELECTION INVESTIGATION-trxOC VO


A CHARLOTTE COUNTY COUPLE IS ACCUSED OF VOTER FRAUD.

THEY SAY ITS ALL A BIG MISUNDERSTANDING.

BUT THE SUPERVIOR OF ELECTIONS IS TAKING IT SERIOUS ENOUGH TO CALL FOR AN INVESTIGATION.

THIS MORNING ITS RAISING RED FLAGS IN TO HOW LEE COUNTY COULD HAVE SENT A BALLOT TO A CHARLOTTE COUNTY FAMILY WHO HASNT LIVED HERE IN YEARS.

WE ALSO WANT TO KNOW THE LIKLIHOOD OTHER FORMER LEE COUNTY RESIDENTS ARE STILL VOTING AND JUST HAVENT BEEN IDENTIFIED. Return to index of stories...


ROAD RAGE SHOOTING-OC VO SS


INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING FOR THE PEOPLE WHO FIRED A GUN INTO ANOTHER CAR WEDNESDAY IN A CASE OF ROAD RAGE.

ONE OF THE BULLETS PIERCED A CAR, HITTING THE COUPLE INSIDE.

A WOMAN AND A MAN WERE SHOT.

IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE NOON, NEAR STATE ROAD 82 AND LEE BOULEVARD.

THE COUPLE DROVE TO THE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT.

NBC2 SPOKE WITH THE MAN WHO WAS HIT.

HE SAYS HE AND HIS GIRLFRIEND WERE JUST IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME. Return to index of stories...


ROAD RAGE SHOOTING-SOTVO


03:07 did you get shot with bullets? ya i got shot. where did you get hit? In my foot."

7 BULLETS HIT DAVID PINEDA'S CAR.

YOU HEARD HIM SAY HE WAS HIT IN THE FOOT.

HIS GIRLFRIEND TOOK A BULLET IN HER KNEE.

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A GROUP OF MEN THAT WERE DRIVING IN A BLUE CHEVY MALIBU.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CALL FORT MYERS POLICE. Return to index of stories...


DEPUTIES HURT FOLO-VOTOPS


WE NOW KNOW THE NAMES OF THE TWO DEPUTIES INJURED DURING A CHASE AND CRASH EARLIER THIS WEEK --

DEPUTY GEORGE PEREZ IS IN GOOD CONDITION RIGHT NOW -- BUT IS STILL IN INTENSIVE CARE AFTER A CONVICTED FELON RAN A TRAFFIC STOP AND HIT HIS MOTORCYCLE HEAD-ON.

DEPUTY DAN LEFFIN SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES AND IS BACK AT HOME.

TRAVIS TAYLOR FACES ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


AMAZON STREAMING-trxVOTOPS


AMAZON IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SELLING A STREAMING VIDEO DEVICE NEXT MONTH.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO A WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORT.

TECHNOLOGY NEWS SITE TECHCRUNCH SUGGESTS THE DEVICE MAY ALSO BE A GAME STREAMING SERVICE.

AMAZON HAS NOT YET MADE AN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE DEVICE. Return to index of stories...


DEATH ROW KIDNEY UPDATE-trxONCAM


WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON AN OREGON MAN. TRYING TO FIND A "KIDNEY DONOR". BY STANDING ON A STREET CORNER -- HOLDING UP A SIGN.

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE SAID. THEY WANT TO HELP HIM. AND NOW -- THAT INCLUDES A "CONVICTED KILLER" ON OREGON'S DEATH ROW-- "CHRISTIAN LONGO."

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


DEATH ROW KIDNEY UPDATE-PKG


KEVIN GRAY WAS SURPRISED WHEN WE TOLD HIM. BUT HE WAS ALSO GRATEFUL. AND *RECEPTIVE TO THE IDEA OF GETTING A KIDNEY FROM LONGO. OR ANYONE ELSE WHO'S WILLING AND HEALTHY.

KEVIN GRAY /NEEDS A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT

A FEW DAYS AGO. WE MET KEVIN GRAY ON THIS STREET CORNER IN NEWBERG- HOLDING A SIGN. ASKING FOR A LIVING KIDNEY DONOR.

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

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

KEVIN'S STORY WENT NATIONAL. AND SO DID HIS SUPPORT.

"I've seen posts from are you my type facebook from Chicago, new york. People saying hey I want to help, saying hey I want to sign up to be your donor, or just hey, I want to be A donor."

I GOT EMAILS SUPPORTING KEVIN, TOO.

INCLUDING ONE FROM CHRISTIAN LONGO.

HE'S ON OREGON'S DEATH ROW FOR KILLING HIS WIFE AND THREE KIDS.

HE WROTE THAT HE AND SEVERAL OTHER INMATES WOULD BE INTERESTED IN DONATING AN ORGANS. IF THEY WERE ABLE TO.

WE TALKED WITH LONGO BY PHONE TONIGHT.

"I don't perceive it as a redemptive act, I just perceive it as a logical act."

NO LAW PROHIBITS INMATES FROM DONATING ORGANS. BUT IT'S RARELY ALLOWED.

FROM PRISON. LONGO HELPED LAUNCH A NON-PROFIT, CALLED GAVE - "GIFTS OF ANATOMICAL VALUE FROM EVERYONE."

"I just think it's a shame that the Kevin Gras of this world have to resort to standing on a street corner to find a kidney when there's millions of inmates and others that would like to donate but are needlessly prohibited from doing so."

WE TOLD KEVIN ABOUT LONGO'S LETTER.

HE SAID HE WOULD GLADLY ACCEPT A PRISON INMATE'S KIDNEY.

"They've already been judged, and I'm not one TO judge, if they're healthy, and they can donate and everything is a safe procedure, I see nothing wrong with it."

FOR NOW, KEVIN WILL KEEP MANNING THIS CORNER. AND HIS MISSION.

"The more people I can even get to check that box at the dmv saying hey I'd like to be a donor. I'm just going to keep moving forward with that." Return to index of stories...


HOME SALES-trxVOTOPS


KATHERING COOK REPORTING.

WE'RE WAITING FOR THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS TO RELEASE HOME SALES NUMBERS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY.

JANUARY'S NUMBERS WERE DOWN MORE THAN FIVE-PERCENT FROM DECEMBER.

THE DROP IS ATTRIBUTED IN PART TO WINTER STORMS, RISING MORTGAGE RATES, AND A SHORTAGE OF HOMES FOR SALE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


COMING UP ON THE NEWS AT ELEVEN.

A STUNNING SIGHT IN HOUSTON AS IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS UNCOVER ONE OF THE LARGEST HUMAN TRAFFICKING OPERATIONS YET.

AND.

WE TAKE YOU TO A COLLEGE ON EDGE TODAY.

WHO'S BEHIND A SPREE OF ATTACKS ON FEMALE STUDENTS?

PLUS. METEOROLOGIST JIM REIF IS STANDING WITH YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) HOUSTON STASH HOUSE-VO


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TZ1 B) BYU GROPING-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.

"COOL START, WARMER FINISH"

Now that a cold front has pushed through the area, our days will be sunnier with a warming trend through the week. We'll keep a mainly dry weather pattern in place through the weekend, with increasing rain prospects by early next week.

As we head into the late morning hours, the low clouds and patchy fog will eventually mix out. Otherwise, lots of sunshine will fill our skies through the afternoon , with a few clouds migrating across the state on a light northeasterly breeze during the day. Daytime highs will be seasonable, as temperatures climb into the lower half of the 80s under mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will hold in the upper 70s closer to the coast, due to the afternoon gulf breeze.

Tonight, mostly clear skies will remain in the forecast. It won't be as cool, but still quite comfortable, as temperatures dip into the lower 60s. The cool spots will be mainly north and east of the interstate, with readings in the upper 50s.

High pressure will keep our afternoons mostly to partly sunny, with warming temperatures. Expect early morning temperatures to range from the lower to middle 60s, while daytime highs gradually work their way back into the lower to middle 80s. The weekend is looking warm and dry, with increasing rain chances by early next week as a cold front moves across the peninsula. Return to index of stories...


DAMAS NOT FIT FOR TRIAL-VOTOPS


AFTER BEING DISRUPTIVE AND REFUSING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

A COLLIER COUNTY MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS WIFE AND FIVE CHILDREN WILL *NOT STAND TRIAL.

ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS --

A JUDGE RULED THAT MESAC DAMAS SUFFERS MENTAL ILLNESS.

HE ORDERED HIM TO A STATE HOSPITAL.

DAMAS ADMITTED TO THE BRUTAL KILLINGS IN 2008 AT HIS NORTH NAPLES HOME. Return to index of stories...


TS NAPLES GAS LEAK-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING WE'RE LEARNING WHAT CAUSED A GAS LEAK IN NORTH NAPLES.

IT HAPPENED AT THE PLAZA OFF HEALTH PARK BOULEVARD AND GOODLETTE FRANK ROAD YESTERDAY.

THE PROPANE WAS LEAKING FROM AN UNDERGROUND TANK FOR AT LEAST THREE HOURS.

GAS WORKERS SAY THE TANK'S REGULATOR BROKE - CAUSING THE LEAK.

THE BUSINESSES WERE ALL CLOSED WHEN THIS HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


FL GATORS NCAA-OC-SOT-WIPE


THE FLORIDA GATORS PLAY THIS AFTERNOON.

THE TEAM IS LOADED WITH TALENTED SENIORS WHO'VE HAD A LOT OF SUCCESS IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT.

THE GATORS HAVE GONE TO THREE STRAIGHT ELITE EIGHTS.

BUT THIS GROUP HASN'T MADE THE FINAL FOUR.

THEY HOPE TO TAKE THEIR FIRST STEP TOWARD THAT GOAL WHEN THEY PLAY 16-SEED ALBANY AT 4:10 THIS AFTERNOON.

".it is the last go-round" Return to index of stories...


FGCU WOMEN PREPS-VOTOPS


AND THE F-G-C-U WOMEN ARE IN THEIR OWN BIG DANCE. AND THEY'LL FLY OUT TO WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA THIS AFTERNOON TO THE SITE OF THEIR FIRST ROUND GAME.

F-G-C-U WILL FACE OKLAHOMA STATE SATURDAY. Return to index of stories...


TS GAS PRICES-CGTOPS


--TRACKING THE LATEST GAS PRICE AVERAGES AS PRICES CONTINUE TO RISE.

IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WE'RE PAYING $3.60 ON AVERAGE FOR A GALLON OF REGULAR UNLEADED. THAT'S UP A PENNY FROM YESTERDAY AND UP 15 CENTS FROM A MONTH AGO.

IN FLORIDA IT'S $3.56.

NATIONALLY IT'S $3.53. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA ON ELLEN-trxOC VO


PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS ELLEN DEGENERES CHEATED WHEN SHE BROKE HIS RECORD FOR THE MOST TWITTER RETWEETS.

YOU REMEMBER THE ACADEMY AWARDS SELFIE TAKEN WITH ELLEN AND A VARIETY OF HOLLYWOOD CELEBRATES.

IT WAS RE-TWEETED MORE THAN 2-MILLION TIMES.

THAT'S TWICE AS MANY AS THE PREVIOUS RECORD HOLDER, A 2012 POST-ELECTION PHOTO OF THE PRESIDENT AND THE FIRST LADY.

THE PRESIDENT JOKED THAT THE COMEDIAN USED FOOD AND CELEBRITIES TO SET A TWEET RECORD. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA ON ELLEN-SOT VO


Ellen: I don't know if you know this, but I was aiming to break your record of retweets and I apologize for doing it. But I broke your retweet record

Obama: I heard about that. I thought it was a pretty cheap stunt myself. Getting a bunch of celebrities in the background

Ellen: Yeah that's the only thing… I tried…that's the only thing I could -

Obama: You feeding them the pizza

Ellen: Yeah

ELLEN ALSO ASKED THE PRESIDENT ABOUT HIS TATTOO POLICY FOR HIS DAUGHTERS. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA ON ELLEN-SOT ONCAM


if your daughters got tattoos that you and Michelle would also get the same tattoo in the same place and you would all take a family photo of all the tattoos

Obama: That's exactly right

Ellen: That's fantastic

Obama: We will reduce the cool factor of any tattoo.

ELLEN ROUNDED OUT THE INTERVIEW BY JOKINGLY SAYING - SHE HOPES IT HAPPENS. 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...


HOSUTON STASH HOUSE BUST-trxVOTOPS OC


MORE THAN 100 IMMIGRANTS, INCLUDING A PREGNANT WOMAN WERE FOUND CRAMMED INSIDE A SUSPECTED "STASH HOUSE" IN HOUSTON. ALL BEING HELD IN HORRIBLE CONDITIONS. AGAINST THEIR WILL.

POLICE SAY INSIDE THE HOME, PLYWOOD COVERED THE WINDOWS. AND THERE WAS ONLY ONE PARTIALLY FUNCTIONING TOILET.

AS AMANDA PEREZ REPORTS, THE DISCOVERY STARTED WITH A CALL FROM A VERY CONCERNED FAMILY MEMBER. Return to index of stories...


HOSUTON STASH HOUSE BUST-PKG


A HEARTBREAKING SITE -- A CROWD OF PEOPLE.GRASPING FOR FRESH FOOD AND WATER.

HOUSTON POLICE SAY SOME OF THEM TOLD INVESTIGATORS THEY HAD BEEN HELD AGAINST THEIR WILL FOR 2 TO 15 DAYS.

THEIR SHOES TAKEN -- SO THEY COULDN'T ESCAPE.

A POLICE SPOKESPERSON SAID AN OFFICER OPENED THE DOOR OF THIS HOME - AND FOUND A SEA OF PEOPLE.

"bodies upon bodies, people sitting on top of each of them, dirty, filthy conditions. Clothes strewn all over the floor."

HOUSTON POLICE SAY THE DISCOVERY WAS MADE DURING A KIDNAPPING INVESTIGATION.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY WERE CONTACTED BY THE FAMILY OF A 24 YEAR OLD WOMAN. THEY WERE LOOKING FOR HER AND HER TWO CHILDREN, AGES 5 AND 7, AFTER COYOTES, OR HUMAN SMUGGLERS DIDN'T SHOW UP AT A MEET UP SPOT LAST NIGHT.

SURVEILLANCE LED THEM TO THIS HOME THIS MORNING -- WHERE THEY FOUND THE WOMAN, HER CHILDREN - AND HUNDREDS OF OTHERS.

"It's classic signs of a human smuggling operation where people are treated more like animals than human beings. and we are glad we have the 5 people in custody and we'll see if it leads to more with ice involved." Return to index of stories...


HOSUTON STASH HOUSE BUST-ONCAM


AMANDA PEREZ REPORTING.

INVESTIGATORS HAVE ARRESTED FIVE MEN IN CONNECTION WITH THE OPERATION.

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS OFFICIALS SAY THE PEOPLE WHO WERE DISCOVERED ARE BEING TAKEN TO A DETENTION FACILITY. Return to index of stories...


CA: OUT OF CONTROL BRUSH FIRE-trxVOTOPS


IT STARTED AS A CONTROL BURN BUT THIS MORNING, A BRUSH FIRE IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA IS BURNING OUT OF CONTROL.

THE FIRE STARTED EARLY WEDNESDAY BY A PROPERTY OWNER TRYING TO CLEAR LAND.

BUT WINDS PICKED UP LAST NIGHT - CAUSING THE FIRE TO JUMP ITS LINES AND SPREAD TO MORE THAN 300 ACRES.

NO WORD OF ANY INJURIES OR THREATS TO STRUCTURES YET.

WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED. Return to index of stories...


BYU GROPINGS-WIPE VOTOPS


A CAMPUS IN PROVO, UTAH IS ON HIGH ALERT.

POLICE AT B-Y-U SAY THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN WHO HAS GROPED AT LEAST 11 WOMEN SINCE JANUARY.

TWO WOMEN WERE ATTACKED YESTERDAY AND A MAN WAS CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE CAMERA. Return to index of stories...


BYU GROPINGS-SOT VO


--SOT--

We're asking that if there are any other victims out there that they would notify us. We're hoping the more descriptions we can get of this guy the more we can hone in on him.

POLICE BELIEVE ONE MAN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTACKS. Return to index of stories...


SMART PHONE SAVE-trxOC VO


WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF YOU SUDDENLY LOST EVERYTHING ON YOUR SMART PHONE?

A NEW STUDY SHOWS ALMOST HALF OF PEOPLE SURVEYED SAID THEY DID **NOT BACK UP THEIR DEVICES.

ALSO, MANY DIDN'T KNOW IF THEY DID OR NOT.

NEARLY ONE IN TEN SAID THEY LOST THEIR PHONE OR IT WAS STOLEN IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS.

THE STUDY FOUND MORE THAN ONE THIRD DON'T HAVE ANY ANTI-THEFT OR ANTI-VIRUS SECURITY ON THEIR SMART PHONES. Return to index of stories...


TOYOTA RECALLS-VOTOPS


THE HEAD OF TOYOTA SAID THAT RECALLS WERE GOOD FOR THE AUTO INDUSTRY IN THE LONG TERM.

TOYOTA AGREED TO PAY ONE-POINT-TWO BILLION-DOLLARS AND ADMIT IT MISLED THE PUBLIC ABOUT ITS VEHICLES' SAFETY.

AND ITS HANDLING OF VEHICLES THAT ACCELERATED UNINTENTIONALLY.

THE U-S GOVERNMENT SAID TOYOTA ENGAGED IN A COVER-UP AND MISLED THE PUBLIC, REGULATORS AND CONGRESS ABOUT THE SAFETY OF ITS VEHICLES. Return to index of stories...


PANDORA PAY-VOTOPS


PANDORA WILL SOON RAISE THE COST OF ITS AD-FREE SUBSCRIPTION MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE.

THE COMPANY IS CITING HIGHER ROYALTY COSTS FOR THE PRICE HIKE.

A MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION FOR PANDORA ONE WILL NOW COST 4-99. UP A DOLLAR FROM THE PREVIOUS RATE.

IT'S ALSO DOING AWAY WITH ITS 36-DOLLAR A YEAR ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION RATE.

THE NEW MONTHLY RATES TAKE EFFECT IN MAY. Return to index of stories...


RETIREMENT STUDY-VOTOPSWIPE


ON TO A LOOK AT RETIREMENT FIGURES NOW.

A NEW STUDY SHOW ALMOST 3-QUARTERS OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T SAVE FOR RETIREMENT, HAVE LESS THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS IN SAVINGS.

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO FIX THAT.

ADVISORS ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR COMPANY'S RETIREMENT PLAN.

AND FOR THE LONG-TERM, COME UP WITH A NUMBER YOU WANT FOR RETIREMENT, AND STICK TO A SAVINGS PLAN.

SEEING THE ACTUAL NUMBERS OFTEN HELPS ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO SAVE. Return to index of stories...


PS4 PROGRAMMING-VOTOPS


SONY HAS ANNOUNCED THEY WILL BE OFFERING ORIGINAL TV PROGRAMMING FOR ITS PLAYSTATION NETWORK.

THE COMPANY HAS ALREADY ORDERED 10 ONE -HOUR EPISODES OF "POWERS."

IT'S A NEW DRAMA BASED ON THE COMIC BOOK SERIES OF THE SAME NAME.

THE COMPANY IS ALSO FLIRTING WITH THE IDEA OF A CABLE-LIKE TELEVISION SERVICE THAT COULD CHALLENGE EXISTING TV PROVIDERS LIKE COMCAST AND DIRECTV. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1SHOT


A TRAGIC SITUATION UNFOLDS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A DEPUTY WAS AMBUSHED BY A SUSPECT WHO WAS ARMED WITH AN ASSAULT RIFLE.

DETAILS ON THE CRIME SPREE THAT SPANNED TWO STATES.

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


TZ2 A)DEPUTY KILLED SUSPECT SEARCH-VOWIPE


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CA: DEPUTY KILLED, SUSPECT SEARCH-trxVO IN PLASMA


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW IN CALIFORNIA - THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO A DEADLY TWO-STATE CRIME SPREE.

DEPUTIES OPEN FIRE ON A SUSPECT, KILLING HIM - BUT NOT BEFORE LOSING ONE OF THEIR OWN.

KEN PRITCHETT BRINGS US THE LATEST JUST NORTH OF SAN FRANCISCO. Return to index of stories...


CA: DEPUTY KILLED, SUSPECT SEARCH-PKG


-REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

DEPUTY RICKY DEL FIORENTINO - THE MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFF SAID TONIGHT THAT HE'S ONE THE BEST WE HAVE.

He was a big, lovable teddy bear. And the last time I saw him two weeks ago I said Ricky, I think I need to figure out a way to clone 30 more of you. He said, no boss, the world is not ready for that.but the world is ready for that.

THE DEPUTY LIFE CAME TO AN END ON THIS DIRT ROAD, HIS CAR RIDDLED WITH BULLETS FROM AN ASSAULT RIFLE.

THE SUSPECT: 42-YEAR OLD RICARDO ANTHONY CHANEY OF OREGON.

Basically his car came nose to nose with the suspect's car on a dirt road. The suspect came out with an assault rifle and basically ambushed Deputy Del Fiorentino.

THE SHERIFF SAYS AROUND MIDNIGHT CHANEY STOLE A BMW AT GUNPOINT IN EUGENE OREGON - FORCING A COUPLE INTO THE TRUNK. THEY SOMEHOW GOT AWAY.

AT AROUND 10-THIS MORNING, THE SUSPECT EXCHANGED GUNFIRE WITH A BUSINESS OWNER NEAR TOURIST STOP CONFUSION HILL ON HIGHWAY ONE IN MENDOCINO COUNTY.

THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT RESPONDED, CHASED THE CAR, LOST IT, UNTIL DEPUTY DEL FIORENTINO FOUND IT ON THAT DIRT ROAD IN THE TOWN OF CLEONE.

A FORT BRAGG POLICE LT. CAME UPON THE SCENE AND EXCHANGED FIRE WITH CHANEY.

We assumed that the suspect escaped. During our search several hours later it was learned that the lieutenant actually struck and killed the suspect.

TWO ASSAULT RIFLES WERE FOUND ALONG WITH A DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN, BUT THE SHERIFF SAYS THERE WAS MORE FOUND: ITEMS FOR A CRIME SPREE IN THE MAKING.

What we're finding in his car is something which is, ah, not something you would find in any other situation except someone who wants to cause terror to the community. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


WE'RE FOLLOWING BREAKING DETAILS ON THE MISSING MALAYSIA AIRLINER.

SEARCH TEAMS ARE NOW CONVERGING ON A LOCATION WHERE POSSIBLE DEBRIS WAS SPOTTED USING SATELLITE IMAGES.

WE EXPLAIN AMERICA'S ROLE IN THE SEARCH.

PLUS.

CHANGE ANYONE?

FIND OUT HOW A GOVERNMENT WORKER STOLE HALF A MILLION DOLLARS.

ALL IN QUARTERS. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) MALAYSIA FLIGHT-VO


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TZ3 B)NJ QUARTER STEALER-VOTOPS


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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OBAMA ON UKRAINE-trxVOTOPS


BREAKING NEWS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER IN THE UKRAINE CRISIS.

HE SPOKE THIRTY MINUTES AGO FROM THE SOUTH LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE.

THE ORDER BRINGS SANCTIONS AGAINST INFLUENTIAL LEADERSHIP IN UKRAINE AND RUSSIA, AND ALSO ONE BANK.

IN RECENT DAYS - HE'S RULED OUT MILITARY ACTION.

AS IT STANDS - THE SOUTHERN REGION OF CRIMEA IS NOW BEING CONSIDERD PART OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, BOTH BY LEADERSHIP THERE AND LEADERSHIP IN RUSSIA.

TODAY, PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS EXPLICIT IN CALLING IT AN ILLEGAL ACTION. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA ON UKRAINE-VO OR LIVE


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MALAYSIA FLIGHT SEARCH-trxVOTOPS OC


NOW TO THE LATEST ON THE MISSING MALAYSIAN FLIGHT.

RIGHT NOW, AUTHORITIES ARE COMPARING 2 POSSIBLE

OBJECTS SPOTTED IN THE INDIAN OCEAN.

THEY ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF THEY ARE PARTS OF THE MISSING JET.

DAVID KERLEY HAS THE LATEST DETAILS ON THE ALL-OUT SEARCH FOR MALAYSIA FLIGHT 3-70 Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA FLIGHT SEARCH-PKG


SCRIPT:

WHILE THE SEARCH PLANES ARE LOOKING FOR THE DEBRIS SPOTTED ON THE SATELLITE

IMAGES, COULD IT ACTUALLY BE THE MALAYASIAN TRIPLE-7?

YES -- AT LEAST ONE OF THE PIECES SPOTTED IN THE OCEAN. IS 78 FEET LONG.

THAT'S BIG. BUT NOT TOO BIG TO BE PART OF THE 777.WHICH IS 250 FEET

LONG. AND HAS A 200 FOOT WINGSPAN.

FINDING JUST PIECES OF THE PLANE.OR LUGGAGE CAN YIELD MANY CLUES. WAS

THERE A FIRE. HOW DID THE WIDE BODY JET HIT THE WATER.

AND THEN THERE IS THE FLIGHT TRACK OF MALAYSIAN 370. THAT HARD LEFT

BANK OFF ITS FLIGHT PATH TO BEJING. THEN TURNS AFTER CROSSING OVER

MALAYSIA BEFORE HEADING OUT TO THE OCEAN.

OFFICIALS SAY THERE WERE ABLE TO GLEAN NEW DETAILS FROM THOSE SATELLITE

PINGS FROM THE JET. AND CALCULATING THE FUEL REMAINING ON BOARD. THIS

X MARKS THE SPOT. IS VERY CLOSE TO THE ORIGINAL SEARCH AREA.AND WHERE

FLIGHT 370 WOULD HAVE RUN OUT OF FUEL.

AND THIS AREA OFF AUSTRALIA IS WHERE U-S SOURCES HAVE BEEN TELLING ABC NEWS

-- FOR NEARLY A WEEK -- IS THE MOST LIKELY SPOT THE PLANE COULD HAVE GONE

DOWN.

DEBRIS COULD HAVE DRIFTED SIGNIFICANTLY. SO THE AUSTRALIANS ARE FLYING

A C-130 AIRCRAFT OVER THE AREA TO DROP DATA BOUYS.WHICH WILL MEASURE

CURRENTS. ALLOWING EXPERTS TO BACK TRACK THE DEBRIS CLOSER TO A POSSIBLE

CRASH SITE.

AND WHILE OFFICIALS CALL THE IMAGES PROMISING-THEY WARN FINDING THE

OBJECTS MAY BE DIFFICULT. THE AVERAGE DEPTH OF THE INDIAN OCEAN IS 14,000

FEET AND THE AREA IS KNOWN AS THE "ROARING FOURTIES". SOUTHERN LATITUDES

NOTORIOUS FOR WILD WEATHER, WAVES AND CURRENTS THAT COULD MOVE DEBRIS AT A

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au baseball player death-trxVOTOPS


DAVID KERLEY REPORTING.

TWO OKLAHOMA TEENAGERS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE ARRAIGNED THIS MORNING ON MURDER CHARGES IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF AN AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL PLAYER.

PROSECUTORS ALLEGE CHANCEY LUNA AND MICHAEL JONES TARGETED THE VICTIM, 22-YEAR-OLD CHRISTOPHER LANE, LAST SUMMER -- BECAUSE THEY WERE "BORED."

THEY'RE EXPECTED TO BE FORMALLY ARRAIGNED ON FIRST-DEGREE MURDER CHARGES TODAY.

A THIRD SUSPECT IS EXPECTED TO TESTIFY AGAINST THEM. Return to index of stories...


TX: CHASE PEDESTRIAN HIT-trxOC VO


A PEDESTRIAN IS RECOVERING TODAY AFTER A HIGH-SPEED CHASE THROUGH A HOUSTON SUBURB.

POLICE SAY IT STARTED WHEN OFFICERS TRIED TO PULL OVER A DRIVER AND HE TOOK OFF. AT ONE POINT DRIVING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION ON A HIGHWAY.

IT ENDED WHEN THE TWO PEOPLE INSIDE THE CAR TRIED TO RUN FROM THE CAR.

BOTH THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER WERE ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


NJ QUARTER STEALER-OC VO


A FORMER GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE IN NEW JERSEY---

ADMITED THIS WEEK TO STEALING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS -- ALL IN QUARTERS.

ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS - THOMAS RICA, A FORMER BUILDING INSPECTOR, HAD ACCESS TO THE COIN LOCKER FOR PARKING METERS IN CITY HALL.

PROSECUTORS SAY HE TOOK THE COINS OVER THE SPAN OF ABOUT TWO YEARS.

JUST TO PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE, HE ALLEGEDLY STOLE 460-THOUSAND DOLLARS - NEARLY 2-MILLION QUARTERS!

THEY WOULD WEIGH ABOUT 11 TONS. Return to index of stories...


NJ QUARTER STEALER-SOT VO


"I can't imagine putting all that money in a case to carry around."

"It's terrible. Here we are giving our money to the city and here's somebody taking the money away from the city. It makes no sense to me."

AS PART OF THE PLEA DEAL, RICA WILL GET FIVE YEARS OF PROBATION AND MUST PAY THE MONEY BACK TO THE TOWN OF RIDGEWOOD. Return to index of stories...


CO PLANE CRASH-OC VO


NEAR AURORA COLORADO.

INVESTIGATORS ARE ON SCENE WHERE A SMALL PLANE CRASHED YESTERDAY.

THE CRASH KILLED THE ONLY PERSON ONBOARD.

THIS IS VIDEO OF THE CRASH SCENE NEAR AURORA.

FIREFIGHTERS WERE CALLED IN TO DOUSE GRASS FIRES SPARKED BY THE CRASH.

NO WORD ON THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


NV: VEGAS MED MARIJUANA-OC VO


LAS VEGAS CITY COUNCIL VOTED TO ALLOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES WITHIN CITY LIMITS.

THE COUNCIL MEMBERS DIRECTED STAFF TO DRAFT REGULATIONS FOR PEOPLE TO SET UP MEDICAL MARIJUANA BUSINESSES, INCLUDING GROWING, TESTING AND CULTIVATING THE DRUG FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES.

AT THE STATE-LEVEL, NEVADA VOTERS APPROVED MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN 2000, BUT THAT LAW PROVIDED NO LEGAL WAY FOR PATIENTS TO OBTAIN THE DRUG EXCEPT TO GROW IT THEMSELVES. Return to index of stories...


WA: ARMED BARISTAS!!-OC VO


IN SPOKANE WASHINGTON.

A RASH OF ROBBERIES AT A LITTLE COFFEE HUT HAS THE OWNER TELLING HER BARRISTAS -- BRING YOUR GUN TO WORK!.

LAST SUNDAY WAS THE FIRST ATTEMPTED ROBBERY WITH AN ARMED BARISTA ON DUTY.

A MAN APPROACHED THE WINDOW HOLDING SOMETHING IN HIS HAND.

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WA: ARMED BARISTAS!!-SOT VO


"She noticed he had that could potentially be a weapon so she grabbed hers and her cell phone and backed away and called police which is exactly how we wanted it to happen.

"To feel more safe. I mean obviously when you have a gun you have it for that purpose. just to feel more safe and be able to take things into your own control. I feel like that is something that not only us but other baristas need to do as well."

THE OWNER, SARA CHAPEL SAYS AT LEAST ONE ARMED BARRISTA IS ON DUTY FOR EACH SHIFT. Return to index of stories...


BASEBALL HEAD SHOT-OC NATS VO


WEDNESDAY NIGHT'S CACTUS LEAGUE GAME BETWEEN THE REDS AND ROYALS WAS CUT SHORT AFTER A SCARY PLAY IN THE SIXTH INNING.

TAKE A LOOK.

here's the pitch -- pitcher gets hit in the head with a ball

REDS' PITCHER AROLDIS CHAPMAN HURLED A 99 MILE-PER-HOUR FASTBALL TOWARDS KANSAS CITY'S SALVADOR PEREZ.

THE LINE DRIVE HIT CHAPMAN ON THE MOUND.

CHAPMAN WAS STRUCK ABOVE THE LEFT EYE.

TEAMMATES AND MEDICAL STAFF CAME TO HELP THE 26-YEAR OLD.

THE GAME WAS CANCELED AFTER THAT.

HE WAS TAKEN TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL.

CHAPMAN HAD FRACTURES ABOVE HIS EYE AND AROUND HIS NOSE.

AT LAST CHECK, HE WAS STILL RECOVERING IN THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


WATER BIRTH NO BENEFITS-trxOC VO


NEW RIGHT NOW.

UNDERWATER BIRTHS HAVE NO PROVEN HEALTH BENEFITS.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO NEW RECOMMENDATIONS FROM LEADING PEDIATRICIAN AND OB-GYN GROUPS.

THE GUIDELINES STATE THAT USING A BIRTHING POOL FOR THE FIRST STAGES OF LABOR IS SAFE FOR HEALTHY WOMEN. AND CAN EVEN HELP MANAGE PAIN AND SHORTEN LABOR.

BUT THEY WARN THERE ARE SERIOUS RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH UNDERWATER BIRTHS. AND THERE ARE NO HEALTH ADVANTAGES FOR THE MOTHER OR BABY. Return to index of stories...


HERBS AND SPICES-VOTOPS


LEARNING TO USE HERBS AND SPICES TO FLAVOR FOOD CAN HELP ADULTS CUT THEIR SALT INTAKE.

RESEARCHERS FOUND PEOPLE WHO PARTICIPATED IN A 20-WEEK PROGRAM INCLUDING COOKING CLASSES, INFORMATION ON THE USE OF SPICES, AND DIET AWARENESS. CONSUMED 966 FEWER MILLIGRAMS OF SODIUM THAN PEOPLE NOT IN THE PROGRAM.

EXPERTS SAY INCREASING THE AWARENESS OF SALT ALTERNATIVES COULD BE A GOOD WAY TO ENCOURAGE PERMANENT DIET CHANGES. Return to index of stories...


MADELINE MCCANN-ONCAM


WE'RE GETTING NEW DETAILS ON A STORY WE FIRST BROUGHT YOU YESTERDAY ON THE NEWS AT ELEVEN.

IT COULD BE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT LEAD YET IN THE MYSTERY OF MADELINE MCCANN -- THE THREE YEAR OLD BRITISH GIRL WHO DISAPPEARED ON A FAMILY VACATION IN PORTUGAL SEVEN YEARS AGO.

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THIS MORNING-- A DISTURBING POSSIBLE LEAD NEARLY 7 YEARS AFTER 3-YEAR-OLD

MADELEINE MCCANN VANISHED WHILE VACATIONING WITH HER FAMILY IN PORTUGAL.

POLICE SAY THEY ARE NOW SEARCHING FOR A MAN THEY BELIEVE BROKE INTO

buildings IN THE SAME AREA of Portugal IN THE YEARS BEFORE AND AFTER MADDY'S

DISAPPEARANCE on 12 separate occasions -- SEXUALLY ASSAULTED 5 OTHER YOUNG,

WHITE, BRITISH GIRLS.

SOT chief inspector Redwood " WE KNOW THAT THIS MAN HAS GOT THIS VERY

UNHEALTHY INTEREST AND THAT THESE CHILDREN ARE ON HOLIDAY. / I'M SURE THE

PUBLIC WILL UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S SIGNIFICANT FEATURES THERE.

POLICE SAY THE ASSAULTS TOOK PLACE AT RESORTS WITHIN 30 MILES OF EACH OTHER

AND THAT THE MAN WOULD SNEAK IN DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS.

WITNESSES DESCRIBED HIM AS TAN WITH DARK HAIR AND A POTBELLY WHO SPOKE

ENGLISH IN A CALM BUT SLURRED VOICE who on more than one occasion WORE A

LONG SLEEVE, BURGUNDY SHIRT WITH A WHITE CIRCLE.

SOT ANDY REDWOOD we are really interested and keen to be able to identify

this man so we can eliminate him from Madeleine's investigation as well as,

at the same time, bring resolution for those families."

POLICE IN PORTUGAL SAY THEY'VE KNOWN ABOUT 9 of THE ASSAULTS but had

discounted them feeling they were spread over too wide an area.and there

hadn't been attempts made at abduction. BRITISH AUTHORITIES -- now SAY THEY

FIRST made the possible connection to McCann when 3 VICTIMS' FAMILIES CAME

FORWARD.FOLLOWING THIS TELEVISISED RECREATION OF THE MCCANN CRIME 5 MONTHS

AGO.

FOR MCCANN'S PARENTS, WHO WERE AWAY AT DINNER WHEN MADDY VANISHED, ANY NEW

LEAD IS PROMISING.

SOT FROM MCCANN SPOX-- FROM BBC 10 PM FEED-- "EVERY TIME A NEW APPEAL LIKE

TODAY IS MADE, WITH NEW INFORMATION APPARENTLY COMING FORWARD SO LONG AFTER

MADELEINE WENT MISSING, KATE AND JERRY FEEL THAT IT'S PROGRESS" Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-1SHOT


CAR COSTS CAN ADD UP, BUT WHAT IF YOU COULD PUT YOUR CAR TO WORK FOR YOU?

THAT'S THE IDEA BEHIND ONE ONLINE SERVICE.

IT'S AS EASY AS SIGNING UP, AND COULD MEAN HUNDREDS OF EXTRA DOLLARS A MONTH, BACK IN YOUR CHECKBOOK. Return to index of stories...


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RENT YOUR CAR!-trxVOTOPS OC


WOULD YOU LET A PERFECT STRANGER USE YOUR CAR FOR A WEEK.

PROBABLY NOT.

BUT WHAT IF THEY PAID YOU 40, 50, A HUNDRED DOLLARS A DAY?

WELL THAT'S THE DEAL THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE MAKING.

IT'S DONE THROUGH A NEW WEBSITE THAT CAN MAKE YOUR CAR PAY FOR ITSELF -- AND MORE.

BRENDAN MCLAUGHLIN REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


RENT YOUR CAR!-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

KEVIN PAUL MARTYN LOVES HIS TOYOTA PRIUS FOR ITS FUEL ECONOMY AND HIGH-TECH FEEL, WHICH EXPLAINS WHY SO MANY PEOPLE WANT TO DRIVE HIS CAR.

"I get probably 10 times as many rental requests as I can fulfill. I end up turning them down all the time."

MARTYN IS ONE OF ABOUT 50 PEOPLE IN THE TAMPA BAY AREA CURRENTLY MAKING THEIR CARS AVAILABLE FOR RENT ON RELAYRIDES.COM, A PEER-TO-PEER WEBSITE BASED IN SAN FRANCISCO THAT PROMISES TO PUT YOUR IDLE CAR TO WORK FOR YOU.

"The average owner on Relayrides is making about $250 a month, with many other folks making upwards of $1,000 dollars a month."

CAR OWNERS POST PHOTOS AND OTHER DETAILS ON THE SITE AND NAME THEIR PRICE, WHICH AVERAGES $30 TO $50 A DAY, BUT CAN GO MUCH HIGHER.

RELAYRIDES HANDLES THE MONEY EXCHANGE, TAKING 25 PERCENT. FOR THAT YOU GET A MILLION DOLLAR LIABILITY POLICY WITH EACH RENTAL.

"In the worse case scenario or a minor fender bender, you're not on the hook and your insurance is not on the hook."

WHAT'S TO KEEP SOMEONE FROM TRASHING YOUR CAR? FIRST OF ALL, RENTERS HAVE TO HAVE GOOD DRIVING RECORDS AND BOTH THE RENTERS AND THE OWNERS GRADE EACH OTHER BASED ON COMMUNICATION, PUNCTUALITY AND CLEANLINESS.

"And you've had no problem with the condition it's in when it comes back?"

"I've never had any problem except it being cleaner."

"No problem there."

"No problem at all."

TO KEVIN, THE FACT THAT HE'S BEING LESS WASTEFUL BY PUTTING HIS CAR TO USE MORE OF THE TIME IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE MONEY.

"Services like this are a step down the road we need to start traveling down, towards using resources more efficiently and having a better relationship with the natural environment." Return to index of stories...


RENT YOUR CAR!-ONCAM


BRENDAN MCLAUGHLIN REPORTING.

RELAY-RIDES CLAIMS THAT IN MOST STATES, INCLUDING FLORIDA, THERE'S NO LAW AGAINST THIS AND YOU WON'T GET YOUR INSURANCE POLICY CANCELED FOR PARTICIPATING.

STILL, YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK WITH YOUR CARRIER BEFORE YOU JOIN UP. 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.

"COOL START, WARMER FINISH"

Now that a cold front has pushed through the area, our days will be sunnier with a warming trend through the week. We'll keep a mainly dry weather pattern in place through the weekend, with increasing rain prospects by early next week.

As we head into the late morning hours, the low clouds and patchy fog will eventually mix out. Otherwise, lots of sunshine will fill our skies through the afternoon , with a few clouds migrating across the state on a light northeasterly breeze during the day. Daytime highs will be seasonable, as temperatures climb into the lower half of the 80s under mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will hold in the upper 70s closer to the coast, due to the afternoon gulf breeze.

Tonight, mostly clear skies will remain in the forecast. It won't be as cool, but still quite comfortable, as temperatures dip into the lower 60s. The cool spots will be mainly north and east of the interstate, with readings in the upper 50s.

High pressure will keep our afternoons mostly to partly sunny, with warming temperatures. Expect early morning temperatures to range from the lower to middle 60s, while daytime highs gradually work their way back into the lower to middle 80s. The weekend is looking warm and dry, with increasing rain chances by early next week as a cold front moves across the peninsula. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM


RUSSELL CROWE MEETS THE POPE AND THE PRESIDENT IS SET TO DO SOMETHING HE'S NEVER DONE WHILE IN OFFICE.

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


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

RUSSELL CROWE AND THE PRODUCTION TEAM BEHIND THE UP-COMING CONTROVERSIAL MOVIE "NOAH" REPORTEDLY MET BRIEFLY WITH THE POPE ON WEDNESDAY.DURING HIS WEEKLY VATICAN AUDIENCE.

CROWE TWEETED THESE PICS WITH THE CAPTION "BACK STAGE AT THE VATICAN."

PARAMOUNT STUDIOS AND UNIVERSAL STUDIOS ITALY BOTH CONFIRMED THE MEETING, TO THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. ALTHOUGH THE CHURCH SAYS NO MEETING WAS SCHEDULED.

CROWE'S MOVIE "NOAH" HAS TAKEN A LOT OF HEAT BY CHRISTIANS - WHO SAY THE MOVIE HAS BIBLICAL INACCURACIES.

CROWE HAS PUSHED TO MEET POPE FRANCIS, TO GET SUPPORT FOR THE FILM.

EMINEM AND RIHANNA ARE HITTING THE ROAD TOGETHER.

THE TWO PLAN TO EMBARK ON A "MONSTER" SUMMER TOUR-- NAMED FOR THEIR HIT SINGLE-- "THE MONSTER."

THE TOUR IS SET TO BEGIN IN LOS ANGELES AT THE ROSE BOWL IN AUGUST. DATES HAVE ALSO BEEN CONFIRMED FOR NEW YORK AND DETROIT.

PRESIDENT OBAMA PLANS TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE ON ELLEN.

THIS WILL BE THE FIRST TIME HE'S BEEN ON THE SHOW AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

HE'LL APPEAR NEXT THURSDAY-- VIA SATELLITE -- FROM THE WHITE HOUSE AND HIS GOAL IS TO PUSH HIS HEALTHCARE PLAN, IN THE FINAL DAYS OF SIGNUPS.

THEN, SENATOR OBAMA WAS LAST ON THE SHOW IN 20-07 WHEN HE WAS CAMPAIGNING FOR THE WHITE HOUSE.

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


TRAIN INTO TRAILER-OC NATSVO


A PICKUP TRUCK PULLING A TRAILER FULL OF FURNITURE WAS STRUCK BY A FREIGHT TRAIN OVERNIGHT WEDNESDAY IN NORTH GEORGIA.

IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON DASHCAM.

crash

THIS IS ON MAIN A MAIN STREET IN THE TOWN OF ACWORTH.

THE TRUCK WAS ABLE TO CLEAR THE TRACKS AS IT CROSSED OVER BUT THE TRAILER GOT STUCK.

OFFICIALS SAY THE TRAIN DRAGGED THE TRAILER ABOUT A HALF A MILE DOWN THE TRACKS.

THE PASSENGERS IN THE TRUCK WERE ABLE TO GET OUT IN TIME WITHOUT ANY INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


TRAIN INTO TRAILER-SOT VO


S/Mark Cheatham / Spokesman, Acworth Police Department:10

"It was impossible to get the trailer off without a wrecker service and therefore it was just by luck that it wasn't a passenger vehicle stuck on the track."

TRAILERS ARE PROHIBITED FROM CROSSING THAT SET OF TRACKS AND THE DRIVER WAS CITED FOR FAILURE TO OBEY RAILROAD GRADE CROSSING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-1SHOT


NEW AT ELEVEN.

A THREAT FROM 2-THOUSAND MILES AWAY.

.TRACED TO A TEENAGER, RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA.

DETAILS ON THE BAD ONLINE BEHAVIOR THAY MAY LEAD TO JAIL TIME. Return to index of stories...


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


SPINAL FRACTURE HAPPENS TO NEARLY 7-HUNDRED THOUSAND PATIENTS EACH YEAR.

IT'S OFTEN CAUSED BY BRITTLE BONES,

IN TODAY'S HEALTH MATTERS, AMY OSHIER EXAMINE FRACTURES *TWICE AS COMMON AS BROKEN HIPS AND WRISTS. Return to index of stories...


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IMAGINE BREAKING A BONE FROM SOMETHING AS TRIVIAL AS A SNEEZE- IT

CAN AND DOES HAPPEN- TO MOSTLY OLDER ADULTS WITH OSTEOPOROSIS.

DR. PAUL FUCHS/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

:21 Patients with osteoporosis they can have a minor trauma- Maybe they sit down

vigorously on a sofa, or step off of a curb, maybe they didn't see the bottom of a step,

they're carrying a heavy bag of groceries and they can sustain a fracture to parts of the

spine.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Different than a high velocity break- frail, brittle bones don't require much force to

hit their breaking point. Most times it's the back that takes the brunt- in the form of a

compression fracture.

DR. PAUL FUCHS/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

1:15 You think of maybe a piece of Styrofoam and you press down on it that's what

happens to the bone. It's loss of integrity throughout the bone, a loss of stability of the

bone, that's what causes the fracture.

THE PAIN TYPICALLY OCCURS NEAR THE BREAK ITSELF, MOST COMMONLY

NEAR THE WAISTLINE, MID-CHEST OR LOWER BACK. PEOPLE FIND IT GETS

WORSE STANDING OR SITTING FOR A LONG PERIOD.

DR. PAUL FUCHS/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

3:11 They walk in with obvious pain, obvious difficulty standing, obvious difficulty sitting,

any small maneuvers such as walking, you can see the patients in significant pain.

AGE IS THE FUELING FORCE BEHIND MOST COMPRESSION FRACTURES- BUT

THERE'S ALSO A LONG LIST OF DISEASES THAT INCREASE FRACTURE RISK AS

WELL AS MEDICATIONS THAT ARE KNOWN TO INCREASE RISK. ALL REASONS

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO MONITOR BONE QUALITY.

DR. PAUL FUCHS/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

6:43 We will order a bone density test to at least get a baseline quality of their bone and

then commonly be able to start some type of treatment to improve the hardness of the

bone or the density and hopefully prevent fractures.

CRACKING DOWN ON BONE HEALTH- IS THE BEST WAY TO KEEP YOUR SPINE

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


CA: SCHOOL THREAT TRACED TO FLORIDA-trxONCAM


A FLORIDA TEENAGER IS ACCUSED OF THREATENING A HIGH SCHOOL MORE THAN 26-HUNDRED MILES AWAY.

POLICE SAY HE STOLE THE ONLINE IDENTITY OF A CALIFORNIA GIRL TO MAKE THE THREAT.

ALLISON ASH REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


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--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

IT WAS A FRIDAY IN JANUARY WHEN THE ENTRANCES TO ALL FOUR ESCONDIDO CHARTER SCHOOLS WERE LOCKED-UP.

CLASSES CANCELED AFTER SOMEONE WENT ON AN ANONYMOUS CHAT ROOM CALLED OMEGLE AND POSTED THAT THERE WOULD BE A BARRAGE OF BULLETS AND A SUICIDE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL.

"What we have is an absolutely innocent victim."

THAT VICTIM WAS A TEENAGE GIRL IN ESCONDIDO, WHO DOESN'T GO CHARTER HIGH, AND WHOSE ONLINE IDENTITY WAS STOLEN, BY A 17-YEAR-OLD MIAMI FLORIDA BOY.

"She wound up having a cyber-relationship, nothing more than chat room relationship, but with a person who decided he had been offended in some way, and lashed out with this message."

IT TOOK DETECTIVES TWO MONTHS, AND MULTIPLE SEARCH WARRANTS TO IDENTIFY THE CYBER BULLY, WHO IS NOT YET IN CUSTODY, BUT WHO POLICE ASSURE US, NO LONGER HAS ACCESS TO HIS COMPUTER.

"It's a great educational message to our students , you think you can hide and do these types of things, but guess what, they're gonna find you."

THE FOUNDER OF CHARTER HIGH SAYS HE'S RELIEVED TO KNOW THE PERSON WHO POSTED THE THREATS DOESN'T GO TO SCHOOL HERE OR EVEN LIVE NEARBY.

HERE'S WHAT PARENTS WERE SAYING:

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CA: SCHOOL THREAT TRACED TO FLORIDA-ONCAM


ALLISON ASH REPORTING.

POLICE SAY THE BOY'S ALLEGED ACTIONS ARE CONSIDERED A FELONY AND HE COULD BE CHARGED IN MIAMI FEDERAL COURT. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT


ONE CAPE CORAL WOMAN CONTINUES HER FIGHT TO LIVE OFF THE GRID.

TODAY SHE WENT BEFORE A JUDGE.

NBC2 IS LIVE OUTSIDE CAPE CORAL CITY HALL AT NOON,

FOR THE LATEST ON THE WOMAN LIVING WITHOUT UTILITIES OR POWER.

AND CONTROVERSY OVER AN AD IN UTAH.

A BABY PLAYS WITH A RUBBER DUCK, OVER A TOILET.

FOR SOME PARENTS, THE AD RECALLS THEIR TRAGEDY WITH SOMETHING SIMILAR.

WE'LL EXPLAIN.

WE STARTED OUT FOGGY.

BUT A NICE AFTERNOON IS HEADED OUR WAY.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHEN THE CLOUDS WILL LIFT,

IN YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) CAPE OFF THE GRID-VO


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NOON TZB) TOILET AD-VO


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CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...