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NAVAL SHOOTING-TRX VO OBAMA NETHERLANDS-PKG
MISSING PLANE-TRX O ANI BURNED DOG UPDATE-2 SS BNR
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SPRING TRAINING TODAY-2 SHOT TOWER TZ4 B) RAZOR BLADES AT PARK-SOTVO
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
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WEATHER-STC WA MUDSLIDE-PKG
WA MUDSLIDE-TRX VO FREEDOM TOWER JUMP-VO
CHICAGO TRAIN-VO TILTED KILT FORT MYERS-2 SHOT VO
LOCKED ON TRAIN-VO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
61 CAR PILEUP-TRX VOTOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
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SCOTUS TODAY-VO PLASMA JUDGE JOE BROWN ARRESTED-VOTOPS
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FIRST WX TOSS-AWS TOPS ANI


NOW THAT THE RAIN IS OVER,

COOLER AIR IS SETTING IN.

WE'RE STARTING WITH YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST AT NOON.

METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING IS LOOKIGN AT THE LATEST MODELS.

HE JOINS US LIVE IN THE WEATHER CENTE.R

JASON WE HAVE SPRING BREAKERS AND SPRING TRAINING.

CAN WE GET OUTSIDE? Return to index of stories...


FIRST WX JASON-WX CENTER


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.

PLENTY OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING

Tuesday morning starts with lots of showers across Southwest Florida. As the cold front that is driving all of this rain works its way south, the rain will come to an end during the late morning to midday time frame. Then, through the afternoon hours, cloud cover will slowly be clearing. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 70s. Winds will pick up from the west-northwest at 10-15 mph with higher gusts. Tonight, temperatures will cool into the lower 50s under mostly clear skies.

After the cool start tomorrow morning, highs will only rebound into the lower 70s under mostly sunny skies. Cloud cover, temperatures and humidity will increase through the end of the week and by this weekend we are looking at scattered showers back in Southwest Florida. Return to index of stories...


TOMMY BAHAMA BLAST-TRX VO WIPE


BREAKING NEWS IN COLLIER COUNTY AT NOON.

A WOMEN IS AT NCH HOSPTIAL RIGHT NOW, AFTER AN OVEN EXPLODED AT THE TOMMY BAHAMMA RESTAURANT ON 3RD STREET.

THIS IS BRAND NEW VIDEO FROM POPULAR RESTAURANT IN NAPLES.

THE CALL CAME IN AROUND TEN THIS MORNING.

FIRE CREWS TELL US THE WOMAN SHOWED UP FOR WORK AND WHEN SHE WENT TO LIGHT THE OVENS - THE GAS IGNITED INSIDE AND EXPLODED.

THE FLASH IGNITION OPENED THE OVEN DOORS AND KNOCKED HER TO THE GROUND. Return to index of stories...


TOMMY BAHAMA BLAST-SOTVO


Larry Bacci/Fire Marshall, City of Naples Fire Dist.

10:50:26 she's very lucky she didn't get any burns but the fact of the matter was it was a flash ignition, doors were. prob. closed at the time and that probably shielded her from any flame that may have been there and she's fortunate 10:50:43

THE WOMRN WAS TAKEN TO N-C-H DOWNTOWN WITH MINOR INJURIES.

SHE IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

THE RESTAURANT IS DOWN AN OVEN, BUT THEY ARE OPEN FOR LUNCH. Return to index of stories...


FIRE MAIN BREAK-VO PLASMA


TIMES SQUARE ON FORT MYERS BEACH IS COVERED IN WATER TODAY.

AND IT'S NOT BECAUSE OF THE MORNING RAIN.

CREWS ARE CLEANING UP AFTER A SO-CALLED FIRE MAIN BROKE THIS MORNING.

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK TELLS YOU IF IT WILL AFFECT YOUR BEACH PLANS TODAY. Return to index of stories...


FIRE MAIN BREAK-PKG


Faulty valve on pier sides fire line

Connected to the main water line

In order to repair They will need to Shut main the water line

THEYLL TURN THE WATER OFF TONIGHT HERE AT 11 TO FIX IT.

Boil notices will issued tomorrow morning for Times Square business. No residences or any other part of the island will be affected

THE CREW SUPERVISOR TELLS ME THE LINE BROKE AROUND 5 THIS MORNING.

SINCE THEN CREWS HAVE BEEN WORKING TO ZERO IN ON THE BREAK.

TECO GAS WAS ALSO OUT HERE FOR A SHORT TIME TO MARK THE GAS LINES TO

AVOID ANY RUN-INS.

THE CENTER AREA IS BLOCKED OFF AND WILL REMAIN BLOCKED OFF ALL DAY.

CREWS NOT ONLY HAVE TO REPAIR THE LINE TONIGHT, BUT THEY HAVE TO FIX THE

DAMAGE THE WATER CAUSED WHEN IT BROKE UNDERGROUND.

YOU CAN SEE PART OF THIS HEAVILY TRAVELED WALKWAY HAS BEEN LIFTED.

THATS ALL PART OF THE DAMAGE.

BUSINESSES ARE OPEN FOR THE DAY.

WATER AND GAS ARE BOTH UP AND RUNNING FOR NOW.

ONLY ONE BUSINESS' SPRINKLER FIRE LINE IS AFFECTED. THE CITY CREW

SUPERVISOR TELLS ME, THE BUSINESS HAS ACCESS TO A NEARBY HYDRIN AND

THE FIRE DEPT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED ABOUT THE LINE IN THE EVENT A FIRE

WERE TO OCCUR.

BUT OF COURSE THE NOISE AND EYE SORE IS A NUISANCE FOR THE BUSINESSES

SURROUNDING THIS POPULAR SPOT.

HOWEVER, WE SPOKE TO BEACH-GOERS WHO ARE JUST HAPPY THE WATER MESS

RIGHT NOW ISNT FROM THE SKY.

TRIPLE SOT CUT AS ONE

RONNIE LONOFF

LOCAL COLOR

:00-10

"This is spring break. We're in the height of season, and we only have

a few more weeks left so this is our time and this is not good to be

happening right now."

CHRIS CARLSON & TONY MOYLAN

BEACH GOERS FROM MINNESOTA

:10-:16

"I'm glad it's not bigger than this, I thought it was going to be the

whole block or something"

"No it's not going to slow us down, we're out in the sun!"

LIVE

WE'LL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THIS AND BRING ANY NEW UPDATES

THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

LIVE ON FMB DK NBC2. Return to index of stories...


DUSTIN JAYE-TRX 2 SS VO


NBC2 IS BACK IN A LEE COUNTY COURTROOM TODAY,

FOR THE MURDER TRIAL OF DUSTIN JAYE.

HE'S ACCUSED OF BUSTING INTO DEBRA STRIANO'S LEE COUNTY HOME IN 2012,

AND KILLING HER AND HER DOG.

JAYE'S UNCLE BILLY RETHERFORD WAS ALSO ACCUSED IN THE CRIME,

BUT WAS LATER KILLED IN A SHOOTOUT WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT.

WE KNOW STRIANO'S BOYFRIEND TESTIFIED THIS MORNIGN AFTER OPENING STATEMENTS.

WE WILL HAVE A CREW IN THE COURTROOM THIS ATERNOON, MONITORING THE TESTIMONY.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


FM PED FATAL-VO


DEVELOPING AT NOON --

NBC2 IS LEARNING THE NAME OF THE MAN HIT AND KILLED BY A GARBAGE TRUCK IN FORT MYERS THIS MORNING --

IT HAPPENED BEFORE SUNRISE AT THE INTERSECTION OF VERONICA SHOEMAKER AND MARTIN LUTHER KING BOULEVARD IN FORT MYERS.

WE'RE LEARNING 69-YEAR-OLD BOBBY BUSH WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

THE DRIVER WILL NOT BE CITED. Return to index of stories...


NAVAL SHOOTING-TRX VO


TWO MEN, A SAILOR AND A CIVILIAN ARE DEAD TODAY AFTER A SHOOTING AT NAVAL STATION IN VIRGINIA.

THE NAVAL STATION WAS PUT ON LOCKDOWN LAST NIGHT.

A NAVY SPOKESMAN SAID THE CIVILIAN SUSPECT HAD CLEARANCE TO GET OIN-BASE,

BUT BREACHED SECURITY TO GET ON THE SHIP.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE SUSPECT SHOT ONE SAILOR, THEN, WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY NAVY SECURITY FORCES. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE-TRX O ANI


THE SEARCH FOR MISSING MALAYSIA FLIGHT 370 IS OFF FOR AT LEAST TODAY --

BAD WEATHER HAS POSTPONED EFFORTS FOR AT LEAST 24 HOURS.

BUT THE BIG STORY TODAY,

FAMILIES OF THE PASSENGERS ARE STRUGGLING TO ACCEPT THE ANNOUNCMENT THAT THE FLIGHT CRASHED AND EVERYONE ON BOARD IS DEAD --

BILL NEELY HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE-PKG


HERE IN PERTH THERE IS NO SEARCH.

PLANES ARE GROUNDED, AND FOR RELATIVES THERE STILL IS NO PROOF.

"Until we can find the debris and then we can confirm that the debris is from MH370, it is very difficult for me to have a closure for the families."

FIRST THE SEARCH, IT'S BEEN SUSPENDED FOR 24 HOURS BECAUSE OF WHAT AUSTRALIA'S DEFENSE MINISTER CALLS HORRENDOUS WEATHER CONDITIONS.

GALE-FORCE WINDS, WAVES OF UP TO 20 FEET AND POOR VISIBILITY, MEANING IT'S ACTUALLY DANGEROUS FOR ANY SHIPS OR PLANES TO BE OPERATING THERE.

"We cannot put pilots and crews at risk, we can't put the ship's company at risk we just have to deal with this location as best we can."

THE SEARCH WILL RESUME TOMORROW WITH AT LEAST 12 PLANES, BUT IT WILL TAKE 24 HOURS PERHAPS FOR THE SHIPS ACTUALLY TO GET BACK INTO THAT SEARCH AREA.

SO FOR THE RELATIVES THIS IS HUGELY FRUSTRATING.

"We just want the truth and if you make a conclusion with no exact evidence just from analysis from the satellite data, why you make a conclusion? Why you make the conclusion that no one is alive?"

SO FAR THEY HAVE NO CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE AT ALL THAT THIS DEBRIS IS CONNECTED TO THE PLANE.

INDEED NO CONCLUSIVE PHOTOGRAPHY OR ANY PROOF THAT THIS IS CONNECTED TO THE LOSS OF THEIR LOVED ONES.

FOR THEM IT IS JUST TREMENDOUSLY FRUSTRATING.

"So another lost day, and a lost plane. Bill Neely, NBC News, Perth, Western Australia." Return to index of stories...


NORTH NAPLES STRANGER DANGER-TRX VO


NBC2 WITH A STRANGER DANGER ALERT IN NORTH NAPLES.

A MAN TRIED TO LURE IN TWO KIDS WITH 10 DOLLARS

IT HAPPENED SUNDAY ON JOHNNYCAKE DRIVE NEAR IMMOKALEE ROAD.

DEPUTIES SAY THE GIRLS WERE PLAYING OUTSIDE WHEN A BLACK S-U-V DROVE UP BESIDE THEM.

THE DRIVER HELD A TEN DOLLAR BILL OUT THE WINDOW.

THE GIRLS RAN OFF AND TOLD THEIR PARENTS.

CALL DEPUTIES IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS


TURNING TO WALL STREET AT NOON.

STOCKS OPENED HIGHER OUT OF THE GATE,

WITH TECH STOCKS BOUNCING BACK FROM A SELL-OFF.

BUT INVESTORS ARE LOOKING AHEAD TO FIRST QUARTER REPORTS RELEASED THIS WEEK.

THE NEWS IS NOT OPTIMISTIC.

LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD.

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


FOOD PRICES-OC


FROM RESTAURANTS TO THE GROCERY STORE,

IT'S GETTING MORE EXPENSIVE TO FEED YOUR FAMILY.

KERRY SANDERS TELLS US WHY -- Return to index of stories...


FOOD PRICES-PKG


THE COST OF FEEDING YOUR FAMILY IS UP …. AND STILL CLIMBING.

SOT GROCERY STORE MANAGER

For the last month, prices have been just high, very high.

FROM PRODUCE TO MEAT TO DAIRY.

NATS cow

CONSUMERS ARE PAYING MORE OR GETTING LESS.

A NEW REPORT BY THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS SAYS FOOD PRICES ARE UP 0.4 PERCENT IN JUST THE FIRST MONTH OF THIS YEAR. THAT'S THE BIGGEST INCREASE SINCE SEPTEMBER- 2011.

KERRY STANDUP WITH GRAPHICS:

So how much more will you pay? Say you want to have a burger.

Well, the price of beef is up 5.4% from this time last year.

Want some bacon on that? The price of pork is up 4%.

Slice of tomato? Up 6.9%.

And how about some fries? Potatoes are up 9.2%.

And if you have kids, they might want a glass of milk. You'll pay 2.6% more for that too.

NATS restaurant

AT RESTAURANTS - FOOD PRICES…AND IN TURN MENU PRICES….ARE ALSO GOING UP.

SOT LAVONNE ALLEN/THE FARMER'S DAUGHTER DINER, FIREBAUGH, CA

You're going to see it in markets, you're gonna see it when you go out to dinner. It's going to affect all of us greatly.

WHY THE INCREASE? ECONOMISTS BLAME THE SEVERE DROUGHT IN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. MAINLY CALIFORNIA.AND TEXAS.

SOT RONNIE WILSON/TEXAS FARMER:

We gotta have some rain or this country's gonna look like a desert.

BUT SO FAR…THAT NEEDED RAIN IS ABSENT…

AND FARMERS LIKE RONNIE WILSON IN WILBARGER COUNTY, TEXAS ARE SUFFERING…

SOT RONNIE WILSON/TEXAS FARMER

I don't know if it will recover. I don't have a clue. We're trying. All we can do is try.

CATTLE RANCHERS SAY THE DROUGHT ALSO MEANS ANIMAL FEED COSTS MORE…

SOT CINDY TEWS/CATTLE RANCHER

What i'm hearing from fellow ranchers is panic. It's concern.

BEEF LOVERS: A CATTLEMAN'S PAIN IS YOUR PAIN.

SOT MARK THOMPSON/FRESNO-KINGS COUNTY CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION

It means that probably you're gonna be paying more for that steak when you go to the supermarket or for that hamburger when you go to the drive-in.

THIS TIME OF YEAR…CALIFORNIA'S LIKE THE NATIONS FARMERS MARKET.

BUT WITH 95 PERCENT OF THAT STATE IN A DROUGHT…

FOR CONSUMERS, IT'S BAD NEWS…WHEREVER YOU SHOP…

MOS

"I still have to pay what I pay at the grocery store.

kerry: Drought or no drought?

Drought or no drought."

FOR TODAY, KERRY SANDERS, NBC NEWS, MIAMI. Return to index of stories...


SPRING TRAINING TODAY-2 SHOT TOWER


DESPITE THE NASTY WEATHER THIS MORNING,

SPRING TRAINING BASEBALL GETS THE GREEN LIGHT THIS AFTERNOON.

THE MINNESOTA TWINS AND BOSTON RED SOX ARE ON THE FIELD TODAY,

AS LONG AS THE RAIN HOLDS OFF.

KEEP THIS IN MIND IF YOU'RE OUT AND ABOUT.

EXPECT TRAFFIC AROUND JETBLUE PARK AND HAMMOND STADIUM.

AND JUST USED A LITTLE EXTRA CAUTION. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


THEY CALL IT A COMPROMISE ON THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

AND TODAY SOME GROUPS TAKE THEIR CASE TO THE U-S SUPREME COURT.

NBC2 HAS THE LATEST ON MANDATED HEALTH CARE AND CONTRACEPTION FOR WOMEN.

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WEATHER-STC


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


WA MUDSLIDE-TRX VO


NOW TO THE LATEST IN WASHINGTON STATE WHERE ANOTHER SIX BODIES WERE RECOVERED FROM THAT DEADLY MUDSLIDE.

THAT BRINGS THE DEATH TOLL TO 14.

DEPUTIES REPORTED THE HIGHER CASUALTY COUNT HOURS AFTER EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS EXPRESSED DOUBT ANYONE ELSE WOULD BE FOUND ALIVE.

CREWS ARE STILL THERE DIGGING FOR ANY SURVIVORS.

TODAY THERE ARE MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE UNACCOUNTED FOR.

THE MASSIVE MUDSLIDE HAPPENED SATURDAY MORNING, AFTER DAYS OF RAIN. Return to index of stories...


CHICAGO TRAIN-VO


NBC2 IS LEARNING - A TRAIN OPERATOR FELL ASLEEP BEFORE YESTERDAY'S DERAILMENT IN CHICAGO.

THE OPERATOR ADMITTED SHE WAS FEELING QUOTE "EXTREMELY TIRED" BEFORE THE ACCIDENT.

HER BOSS SAID SAFETY MEASURES SHOULD HAVE SLOWED AND STOPPED THE TRAIN EVEN IF THE OPERATOR DID FALL ASLEEP.

32 PEOPLE WERE HURT WHEN THE TRAIN JUMPED THE TRACKS AND WENT UP AN ESCALATOR. Return to index of stories...


LOCKED ON TRAIN-VO


A CALIFORNIA WOMAN WANTS BETTER SAFETY MEASURES,

AFTER GETTING LOCKED ON A TRAIN.

SHE WAS RIDING JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT LAST WEEK WHEN SHE FELL ASLEEP.

WHEN SHE WOKE UP,

THE TRAIN WAS EMPTY, SITTING IN A TRAIN MAINTENANCE YARD.

TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE HER PHONE WAS DEAD.

SHE EVENTUALLY USED THE CONDUCTOR'S CONTROLS TO RADIO FOR HELP.

THE TRAIN'S COMPANY PUNISHED THE CONDUCTOR FOR NOT CHECKING THE SEATS. Return to index of stories...


61 CAR PILEUP-TRX VOTOPS


AMAZING VIDEO FROM MINNESOTA TODAY.

ONLY ONE PERSON HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER A 61-CAR PILEUP.

IT HAPPENED JUST OUTSIDE MINNEAPOLIS WHEN TWO CARS LOST CONTROL,

CAUSING A SEMI TRUCK TO JACK-KNIFE.

FROM THERE IT WAS JUST A CHAIN REACTION.

ONE OF THE DRIVERS INVOLVED GOT OUT AND STARTED SHOOTING THIS VIDEO.

ROADS ARE BACK OPEN TODAY.

NO WORD ON A CAUSE YET,

BUT ICE AND RAIN WERE IN THE FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


ITS WAFFLE DAY-VO


IF YOU LIKE WAFFLES -- IT'S YOUR DAY --

TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL WAFFLE DAY.

WE HAVE VIDEO OF A WAFFLE EATING CONTEST IN DALLAS.

THAT'S REALLY ALL THERE IS TO THIS STORY.

SO EAT UP! Return to index of stories...


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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.

PLENTY OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING

Tuesday morning starts with lots of showers across Southwest Florida. As the cold front that is driving all of this rain works its way south, the rain will come to an end during the late morning to midday time frame. Then, through the afternoon hours, cloud cover will slowly be clearing. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 70s. Winds will pick up from the west-northwest at 10-15 mph with higher gusts. Tonight, temperatures will cool into the lower 50s under mostly clear skies.

After the cool start tomorrow morning, highs will only rebound into the lower 70s under mostly sunny skies. Cloud cover, temperatures and humidity will increase through the end of the week and by this weekend we are looking at scattered showers back in Southwest Florida. Return to index of stories...


STAND YOUR GROUND-VO


HAPPENING TODAY,

A FLORIDA PASTOR WILL ANNOUNCE A TASK FORCE WHOSE GOAL WILL BE TO REPEAL OR AMEND 'STAND YOUR GROUND' LAWS IN FLORIDA AND OTHER STATES.

DOCTOR R.B. HOLMES WILL NAME THE 40 MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE THIS AFTERNOON.

AMONG THOSE EXPECTED TO SPEAK ARE THE PARENTS OF JORDAN DAVIS AND TRAYVON MARTIN --- TWO TEENS KILLED BY GUNS.

PLUS REPRESENTATIVE CORINNE BROWN AND BENJAMIN CRUMP, THE ATTORNEY FOR TRAYVON MARTIN'S FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


SCOTUS TODAY-VO PLASMA


IT'S A BIG DAY IN WASHINGTON DC.

THE U-S SUPREME COURT HAS A FULL PLATE.

TWO PRIVATE COMPANIES ARE CHALLENGING PRESIDENT OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE,

AND THE MANDATE FOR CONTRACEPTION FOR WOMEN.

DANIELLE LEIGH REPORTS FROM THE CAPITAL. Return to index of stories...


SCOTUS TODAY-PKG


"Women must decide our fate!"

WOMEN'S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS RALLIED OUTSIDE THE SUPREME COURT.

BEGGING JUSTICES TO UPHOLD THE OBAMACARE REQUIREMENT THAT PRIVATE BUSINESSES OFFER CONTRACEPTIVE CARE.

"American has always stood for religious liberty."

ALSO PROTESTING, WERE FAITH GROUPS.

WHO SAY THE LAW VIOLATES THEIR RIGHTS TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

THE OWNERS OF TWO BUSINESSES. A WOOD WORKING COMPANY.

AND A CRAFT STORE. ARE CHALLENGING THE LAW.

WHICH THEY SAY FORCES THEM TO VIOLATE THEIR VALUES OR FACE STEEP PENALTIES.

"What's at stake in this case is whether all americans have the freedom to live and do business according to their faith."

DEFENDING THE LAW,

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SAYS THE LAW HELPS PREVENT UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES.

AND CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS WORRY ABOUT A SLIPPERY SLOPE.

"We could see religious businesses trying to exempt themselves from laws that require equal treatments for gay and lesbian couples."

JUSTICE ELENA KAGAN WORRIED THAT IF THE COURT SIDES WITH THE CHALLENGERS "YOU WOULD SEE RELIGIOUS OBJECTORS COME OUT OF THE WOOD WORK."

AND JUSTICE ANTHONY KENNEDY ASKED ABOUT THE "RIGHTS OF FEMALE EMPLOYEES.".

CHURCHES AND RELIGIOUS NON PROFITS HAVE ALREADY BEEN GIVEN EXEMPTIONS.

NOW JUSTICES WILL DECIDE IF FOR PROFIT BUSINESSES SHOULD AS WELL.

Audio outcue: In Washington, Danielle Leigh, NBC News."

THE EMOTIONAL NATURE OF THESE CASES WAS CLEAR FROM THE CROWDS OF PEOPLE PROTESTING OUTSIDE THE SUPREME COURT - DESPITE THE SNOW.

AND INSIDE - JUSTICES - WERE NEARLY AS DIVDED.

I'M DANIELLE LEIGH IN WASHINGTON, NOW BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


IT'S THE DEADLIEST FORM OF SKIN CANCER.

AND THE FIGHT AGAINST MELANOMA IS MAKING PROGRESS BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS.

DOCTORS ROLL OUT A NEW TIMELINE FOR WHEN WE MIGHT SEE A CURE.

WE'LL TELL YOU THE ADVANCES THEY'VE MADE,

AND THE DRUGS THAT COULD HIT STORE SHELVES. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) FIGHTING SKIN CANCER-VO


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FIGHTING SKIN CANCER-VO TC MON


MEDICAL NEWS THAT COULD BRING NEW HOPE TO MILLIONS OF AMERICAN FAMILIES TOUCHED BY SKIN CANCER.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MELANOMA.

A NEW GAME-CHANGING DRUG COULD BE 18 MONTHS AWAY.

MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


FIGHTING SKIN CANCER-CLIP PKG


ACTOR JAMES REBHORN.HIS FAMILIAR FACE.

THE 65 YEAR OLD LOSING HIS BATTLE WITH MELANOMA.ONCE AGAIN PUTTING INTO

FOCUS JUST HOW DANGEROUS THE DISEASE CAN BE.

MELANOMA IS THE DEADLIEST FORM OF SKIN CANCER.KILLING 95-HUNDRED PEOPLE IN

THE U-S EACH YEAR.

THE AVERAGE SURVIVAL FOR ADVANCED MELANOMA WITHOUT TREATMENT IS JUST MONTHS.

BUT TONIGHT.THOSE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES SAYING THEY HOPE TO HAVE NEW

DRUGS ON THE MARKET THIS YEAR

SOT I haven't been more excited than now. / I think they're gonna be front

line drugs for the treatment of advanced melanoma. It's because they can

work durably and that's what in the end what patients want.

HERE'S HOW THE DRUGS WORK.

MELANOMA IS ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS BECAUSE IT FINDS A WAY TO HIDE FROM THE

BODY'S IMMUNE SYSTEM. THESE NEW DRUGS BREAK THAT UPEXPOSING THE MELANOMA

CELLSSO THE BODY CAN ATTACK THEM.

CLINICAL TRIALS HAVE BEEN PROMISING.

THAT MEANS EVERYTHING TO 37-YEAR OLD MOM JENNIFER STEWART SAYS SHE WAS FIRST

DIAGNOSED WITH MELANOMA IN 2006. LAST YEAR, SHE FEARED SHE HAD JUST MONTHS

TO LIVE.

BUT AFTER BEING ADMITTED TO THE MERCK DRUG TRIAL LAST YEAR, STEWART SAYS HER

SCANS ARE NOW COMPLETELY CLEAR.

SOT - IT'S AMAZING I DONT EVEN FEEL LIKE A SICK PERSON

BUT DOCTORS SAY YOUR BEST WEAPON IS CATCHING IT EARLY.

BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR NEW SPOTS THAT ARE ASYMETRICAL.HAVE AN IRREGULAR

BORDER.AND ARE LARGER THAN A PENCIL ERASER. Return to index of stories...


FIRST QUARTER REPORTS-VO WIPE


IN CONSUMER NEWS,

THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR ENDS THIS COMING MONDAY.

INVESTORS WILL BE GETTING A LOOK AT PROFIT REPORTS.

AND IT MAY NOT BE AS GOOD AS MANY HOPE.

ONE THING TO CONSIDER IS THAT THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THE YEAR WERE BITTERLY COLD, STORMY AND SNOWY.

A LOT OF PEOPLE STAYED IN THEIR HOMES INSTEAD OF SHOPPING AND SPENDING. Return to index of stories...


GOOGLE GLASS-VOTOPS WIPE


GOOGLE IS ADDING A LITTLE STYLE TO ITS GOOGLE GLASS EYEWEAR.

IT'S TEAMING UP WITH A COMPANY CALLED LUX-OTTICA TO DEVELOP RAY-BAN AND OAKLEY-BRANDED VERSIONS.

LUX-OTTICA WILL SELL GOOGLE GLASS PRODUCTS AT ITS MORE THAN FIVE-THOUSAND LENSCRAFTERS AND SUNGLASS HUT STORES. Return to index of stories...


CANDY CRUSH-VOTOPS


AND THE CREATOR OF CANDY CRUSH IS EXPECTED TO PRICE ITS INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING THIS WEEK ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

THE COMPANY IS CALLED 'GAME MAKER KING'.

EARLIER THIS MONTH, KING SAID IT WOULD OFFER 22 MILLION SHARES PRICED BETWEEN 21 AND 24 BUCKS --

THE COMPANY, FOUNDED IN STOCKHOLM IN 2002, BELIEVES IT CAN RAISE NEARLY 613 MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2 SHOT


FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THAT'S WHAT MALAYSIA AIRLINES IS WILLING TO PAY THE FAMILIES OF VICTIMS ON THAT MISSING JET.

TODAY THOSE FAMILIES REACT,

WITH STILL NO SIGN OF THAT AIRCRAFT IN THE INDIAN OCEAN.

AND THIS.

I thank the Lord above

OVERWHELMED WITH JOY AFTER A MOTHER IS RELEASED FROM PRISON.

THREE DECADES BEHIND BARS, AND SHE NEVER WAS GUILTY.

HER FAMILY REACTS AS MOM TOUCHES FREEDOM AFTER 30 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) MISSING PLANE FAMILIES-VO


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TZ3 B) WOMAN RELEASED FROM PRISON-SOTVO


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DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS


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FIRST WX TOSS-AWS TOPS ANI


WE'RE STILL SEEING SOME RAIN IN SOME AREAS.

AND COOLER AIR IS HEADED OUR WAY.

WE'RE STARTING WITH YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST AT NOON.

METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING HAS THE LATEST MODELS.

JASON WE'RE ALL READY FOR SOME DRYER WEATHER. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WX JASON-WX CENTER


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.

PLENTY OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING

Tuesday morning starts with lots of showers across Southwest Florida. As the cold front that is driving all of this rain works its way south, the rain will come to an end during the late morning to midday time frame. Then, through the afternoon hours, cloud cover will slowly be clearing. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 70s. Winds will pick up from the west-northwest at 10-15 mph with higher gusts. Tonight, temperatures will cool into the lower 50s under mostly clear skies.

After the cool start tomorrow morning, highs will only rebound into the lower 70s under mostly sunny skies. Cloud cover, temperatures and humidity will increase through the end of the week and by this weekend we are looking at scattered showers back in Southwest Florida. Return to index of stories...


FIRE MAIN BREAK-VOWIPE


MAJOR WATER PROBLEMS ON FORT MYERS BEACH TODAY.

WATER WAS GUSHING AFTER A FIRE LINE BREAK ON TIMES SQUARE THIS MORNING.

BUSINESSES ARE NOT EFFECTED.

BUT IT'S A MESS AROUND THE AREA,

AS CREWS GO TO WORK CLEANING UP AND FIXING THE BREAK.

WE SPOKE TO BEACH-GOERS WHO ARE JUST HAPPY THE WATER IS ON THE GROUND,

AND NOT FALLING FROM THE SKY. Return to index of stories...


FIRE MAIN BREAK-SOTVO


CHRIS CARLSON & TONY MOYLAN

BEACH GOERS FROM MINNESOTA

:10-:16 "I'm glad it's not bigger than this, I thought it was going to be the

whole block or something" "No it's not going to slow us down, we're out in the sun!"

THIS IS A STORY WE'LL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THROUGH THE DAY,

BRINGING YOU UPDATES AS CREWS GET CLOSER TO FINISHING UP. Return to index of stories...


DUSTIN JAYE-TRX 2 SS VO


NBC2 IS BACK IN THE COURTROOM TODAY,

FOR THE MURDER TRIAL OF DUSTIN JAYE.

HE'S ACCUSED OF BUSTING INTO DEBRA STRIANO'S LEE COUNTY HOME IN 2012,

AND KILLING STRIANO AND HER DOG.

JAYE'S UNCLE BILLY RETHERFORD WAS ALSO ACCUSED IN THE CRIME,

BUT WAS LATER KILLED IN A SHOOTOUT WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT.

WE KNOW STRIANO'S BOYFRIEND IS TESTIFYING TODAY.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR UPDATES JAYE'S TRIAL TODAY. Return to index of stories...


FM PED FATAL-VO


ONE PERSON IS DEAD AFTER BEING HIT BY A GARBAGE TRUCK.

IT HAPPENED BEFORE SUNRISE AT THE INTERSECTION OF VERONICA SHOEMAKER AND MARTIN LUTHER KING BOULEVARD IN FORT MYERS.

69-YEAR OLD BOBBY BUSH WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

THE DRIVER WILL NOT BE CITED. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE FAMILIES-TRX O ANI


NOW TO THE LATEST ON THAT MISSING MALAYSIA FLIGHT.

WITH ANGER STILL ON THE STREETS,

MALAYSIA AIRLINES DECLARED TODAY THAT IT WILL PROVIDE 5 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO EACH OF THE VICTIMS' FAMILIES.

BUT THAT IS COMPARED TO THE 25 THOUSAND DOLLARS GRANTED BY AIR FRANCE TO ITS VICTIMS 5 YEARS AGO.

BOB WOODRUFF HAS REACTION AT NOON. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE FAMILIES-PKG


MALAYSIA AIRLINES IS ALSO CRITICIZED FOR TELLING THE FAMILIES ABOUT THIS

TRAGEDY SIMPLY THROUGH TEXT MESSAGES JUST BEFORE THE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT.

NAT: Protest

TODAY IN BEIJING OUTSIDE THE HOTEL WHERE FAMILIES HAVE LIVED FOR MORE THAN

TWO WEEKS PROTESTERS AGAINST THE AIRLINE AND ITS GOVERNMENT.

SOT:

" we just want the truth and if you make conclusions with no exact evidence

just from analysis from the satellite data why you make a conclusion?

NAT:

OUTSIDE THE MALAYSIAN EMBASSY RELATIVES ACCUSED THEM OF BEING "EXECUTIONERS.

"

BUT IN KUALA LUMPUR MORE PRAYERS THAN PROTESTS. THE FAMILY OF PATRICK

GOMES THE CHIEF STEWARD ON THE FLIGHT TOLD ME THAT THEY WILL CONTINUE TO

BURN THIS CANDLE SO THAT HIS SOUL CAN FIND ITS WAY HOME.

SOT: JACQUITA GOMES

"It gives us closure, if it's in the ocean it's final you know, which he

comes back in a different way which is what we want." Return to index of stories...


AIR POLLUTION DEATHS-VO


A NEW REPORT JUST RELEASED TODAY HAS SOME HARD NUMBERS ABOUT AIR POLLUTION.

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SAYS POLLUTION KILLS 7-MILLION PEOPLE A YEAR.

THAT NUMBER MAKES IT THE WORLD'S LARGEST ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RISK.

THE MAJORITY OF POLLUTION DEATHS WERE FROM HEART ATTACK, STROKE, AND LUNG DISEASES. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA NETHERLANDS-OC


THE DECISION TO KICK RUSSIA OUT OF THE G8 BECAUSE OF ITS ANNEXATION OF CRIMEA IS NOW OFFICIAL.

CHUCK TODD REPORTS FROM THE NETHERLANDS, ON THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S TRIP. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA NETHERLANDS-PKG


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BURNED DOG UPDATE-2 SS BNR


AN ENCOURAGING UPDATE.

MORE THAN 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS WAS RAISED FOR A DOG RECOVERING AFTER BEING SET ON FIRE IN ARCADIA.

RIGHT NOW SHE'S GETTING TREATMENT AT A PET TRAUMA HOSPITAL IN TAMPA.

HER RESCUERS HAVE NAMED HER HOPE.

THE CASE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP WITH HER MEDICAL EXPENSES-

HEAD TO N-B-C DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


SAVE A PELICAN-VO SS


SAVING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PELICANS.

WE'VE REPORTED RECENTLY ON A RECORD NUMBER OF PELICANS DYING AFTER GETTING HOOKED OR TANGLED IN FISHING LINE.

TODAY, THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS TAKING ACTION.

IT'S OFFERING A "LEARN TO SAVE A PELICAN'S LIFE" CLASS.

YOU CAN LEARN WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND AN INJURED BIRD.

THE CLASS IS THIS AFTERNOON FROM 1:30 TO 2:30 AT THE CONSERVANCY IN NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN RELEASED FROM PRISON-OC


AFTER 32-YEARS BEHIND BARS, A CALIFORNIA WOMAN WALKED OUT OF PRISON A FREE PERSON THIS MORNING.

TURNS OUT SHE DIDN'T ACTUALLY COMMIT THE CRIME.

KIM BALDONADO REPORTS ON THIS UNUSUAL CASE. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN RELEASED FROM PRISON-PKG


"I thank the Lord above."

ROBERT JONES JUNIOR BURST INTO SONG AFTER HIS MOTHER, MARY VIRGINIA JONES IS ORDERED RELEASED FROM PRISON AFTER SERVING 32 YEARS. HE WAS NEVER ALLOWED TO VISIT DURING THAT TIME BECAUSE HE WAS CONVICTED OF A FELONY IN 1979.

"I'm just so excited. Emotions can not express the way that I feel right now.

IT WAS 1981 WHEN MARY JONES WAS FORCED AT GUN POINT TO DRIVE A FRIEND TO A CRIME SCENE WHERE HE MURDERED A DRUG DEALER. SHE WAS CONVICTED OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE. BUT HER HISTORY OF BEING ABUSED BY THE KILLER WAS NOT FULLY TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION.

"He pulled a gun on me and shot at me and my mother witnessed that. You know she witnessed that and he not only threatened to kill me but to kill her and anybody else that came to our aid."

THE U-S-C POST CONVICTION PROJECT TOOK ON JONES' CASE.

"Courts now allow experts to testify about the effects of being battered."

AFTER A NEW INVESTIGATION, THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY AGREED TO SET ASIDE HER MURDER CONVICTION IN EXCHANGE FOR A NO CONTEST PLEA TO VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER.

"I did not willing participate in this crime, but I believe that by entering a no-contest plea is in my best interest to get out of custody."

THE JUDGE THEN ORDERED HER RELEASED FROM PRISON BASED ON TIME SERVED. JONES' FAMILY AND FRIENDS COULD NOT CONTAIN THEIR EMOTIONS INSIDE THE COURTROOM. OUTSIDE THEY EXPRESSED GRATITUDE.

"But you know, nobody is bitter, nobody is angry. Im just grateful for the fact that she is being released and that she is given the chance to come home." Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


KIM BALDONADO REPORTING.

DEVELOPING AT NOON,

CREWS IN WASHINGTON STATE ARE NOT GIVING UP ON HOPE,

AFTER A MOUNTAIN FALLS ON TOP OF COMMUNITY.

NBC2 HAS THE LATEST ON THE RESCUE, AS THE DEATH TOLL RISES.

AND THIS.

you know, climbing the monkey bars. You don't really think about razor blades.

PLAYGROUNDS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE FULL OF FAMILY FUN.

A SAFE PLACE FOR KIDS --

BUT ONE PLAYGROUND WE FOUND OUT ABOUT HAD RAZOR BLADES GLUED TO THE EQUIPMENT --

THAT'S STRAIGHT AHEAD.

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TZ4 B) RAZOR BLADES AT PARK-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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WA MUDSLIDE-TRX O ANI TOPS


NOW TO THE LATEST ON THAT DEADLY MUDSLIDE IN WASHINGTON STATE.

THE DEATH TOLL IS 14 TODAY.

OFFICIALS FEAR THAT NUMBER WILL GROW,

SINCE 176 PEOPLE ARE UNACCOUNTED FOR.

CREWS ARE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK.

JENNIFER BJORKLUND HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


WA MUDSLIDE-PKG


THE SEARCH IS EXPANDING TODAY - WELCOMING VOLUNTEERS TO HELP LOOK FOR THEIR NEIGHBORS. BUT AUTHORITIES ACKNOWLEDGE IT WILL BE ALMOST A MIRACLE IF ANYONE IS FOUND ALIVE.

FROM THE AIR - THE SEARCH ZONE IS A MUDDY SQUARE MILE OF DEBRIS.

Nats of chopper hovering

BUT IT ALSO GOES DEEP. RUBBLE PILED FIFTEEN, THIRTY FEET HIGH AND MUD THAT GOES DEEPER THAN RESCUE WORKERS CAN PROBE.

Sot: Robert Morgan - volunteer

"It's a devastating mess. You can't see from one spot to the other. It's like no other landscape I've ever seen. I've seen avalanches before but nothing of this magnitude, nothing quite like that."

STEVEN HADAWAY HASN'T BEEN SEEN SINCE SATURDAY - HE WAS AT A HOME HERE, INSTALLING A SATELLITE DISH.

Sot: Fred Hardaway / Brother Missing

"I think that's the hardest part We just want him home."

AUTHORITIES SAY WHILE THEY HAVE 176 NAMES ON A LIST OF THE MISSING --MANY OF THOSE NAMES ARE DUPLICATES, SOME POSSIBLY MULTIPLE TIMES.

STILL -THE DEATH TOLL IS BOUND TO RISE AS THE SEARCH, WHICH IS STILL IN RESCUE MODE, INTENSIFIES -

Sot: John Pennington / Snohomish Country Dept. of Emergency Management

"I never lose faith and a lot of people in this community will never lose faith but I feel there is a sense of realism element that is entered in and as we enter day three we see the devastation and I think the realization is that we have responded as well as we can and we will continue to do that but we are turning that very delicate corner that we move into a recovery operation and I think that is only fair to the people that are out there and the process of grieving and healing not just for the individuals and families but for our entire community and county."

Nat:

Linda McPherson's family is among those waiting for news. SHE WAS AT HER FAMILY FARM WHEN IT WAS SWEPT AWAY.

HER SISTER'S GRANDSON FOUND HER DOG IN THE RUBBLE OF HER HOME - TRAPPED BUT STILL ALIVE--

Nats: "Buddy"

THEY SAY IF HE COULD SURVIVE - WHY NOT A PERSON?

SO THE SEARCH GOES ON, BOTH ENDS OF THE SPECTRUM - TRAINED SEARCH CREWS FLYING IN FROM OUT OF STATE, TO NEIGHBORS WHO SAY THEY JUST HAVE TO DO SOMETHING.

I'M JENNIFER BJORKLUND IN ARLINGTON, WASHINGTON, NOW BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


FREEDOM TOWER JUMP-VO


IT WAS A BREATHTAKING DIVE,

THAT LANDED THREE MEN IN JAIL.

THEY BASE-JUMPED OFF THE FREEDOM TOWER IN NEW YORK.

CHECK THIS OUT.

CAMERAS CATCH IT ALL.

FREE-FALLING MORE THAN 15-HUNDRED FEET,

AND PARACHUTING SAFELY TO THE STREETS BELOW.

BUT GIVEN THE HIGH SECURITY SURROUNDING THE FREEDOM TOWER, ALL THREE MEN WERE ARRESTED AND WENT TO COURT.

THEY FACE BURGLARY CHARGES AND RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT.

THE STUNT COMES AFTER A 16-YEAR OLD BOY ALSO SNUCK IN,

AND CLIMBED THE FREEDOM TOWER. Return to index of stories...


TILTED KILT FORT MYERS-2 SHOT VO


BEAUTIFUL GIRLS WITH A TOUCH OF IRISH.

THERE'S A NEW PUB SET TO OPEN IN FORT MYERS.

'TILTED KILT' MOVES INTO THE OLD BALLYORNEY ON U-S 41.

ACTOR JIM BELUSHI WILL BE THERE TONIGHT,

FOR A GRAND OPENING VIP PARTY.

HE'S A CO-OWNER OF THE NATIONAL CHAIN RESTAURANT.

ACCORDING TO ITS FACEBOOK PAGE,

TILTED KILT IS SET TO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC THIS THURSDAY. 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.

PLENTY OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING

Tuesday morning starts with lots of showers across Southwest Florida. As the cold front that is driving all of this rain works its way south, the rain will come to an end during the late morning to midday time frame. Then, through the afternoon hours, cloud cover will slowly be clearing. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 70s. Winds will pick up from the west-northwest at 10-15 mph with higher gusts. Tonight, temperatures will cool into the lower 50s under mostly clear skies.

After the cool start tomorrow morning, highs will only rebound into the lower 70s under mostly sunny skies. Cloud cover, temperatures and humidity will increase through the end of the week and by this weekend we are looking at scattered showers back in Southwest Florida. Return to index of stories...


RAZOR BLADES AT PARK-VO TC MON


IF YOU'RE A PARENT -- THIS STORY WILL MAKE YOU SICK --

A TODDLER IN ILLINOIS WAS A CUT BY A RAZOR BLADE SOMEONE GLUED TO PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT --

TURNS OUT -- THERE WERE MORE STUCK ON THE SLIDES AND MONKEYBARS.

KIYA EDWARDS HAS THE STORY AS POLICE LOOK FOR A SUSPECT. Return to index of stories...


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"I've seen a lot of things, but not razor blades glued to equipment at a park."

NOT IN 19 YEARS WITH THE EAST MOLINE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

LIEUTENANT BRIAN FOLTZ SAYS POLICE RESPONDED TO MILLENNIUM PARK AT AROUND 12:45 PM.

A TWO-YEAR-OLD HAD BEEN CUT ON HIS HAND.

"East Moline parks are safe, but it's just a bad situation, bad instance where somebody, or maybe a group of kids, I don't know who did this, but figured this would be a fun prank to do."

THE BOY'S FATHER TREATED HIM AT HOME -- AND WENT WITH POLICE TO THE PARK.

WHERE THEY SAY THEY FOUND AND REMOVED AROUND A DOZEN RAZOR BLADES GLUED ONTO PARK EQUIPMENT, WITH A WHITE, PUTTY-LIKE SUBSTANCE.

THE EVIDENCE REMAINS VISIBLE.

"It's something I know I can look out for now, if ever I'm here."

PARENTS SAY THEY'RE SURPRISED TO SEE THIS KIND OF VANDALISM.

"We just kind of think about them swinging on the swing set or, you know, climbing the monkey bars. You don't really think about razor blades."

POLICE SAY THEY'RE INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT.

THEY WENT BACK TO MILLENNIUM PARK AT AROUND 5 PM, DOUBLE CHECKING THE SCENE.

THEY SAY THEY ALSO LOOKED AT THE REST OF EAST MOLINE'S PARKS.

"We wanted to check out, just to make sure, and so far, we have not found anything else in any of the parks."

IN EAST MOLINE, KIYA EDWARDS, KWQC TV6 NEWS. Return to index of stories...


RAZOR BLADES AT PARK-OC


THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR ANYTHING UNUSUAL AT PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS. Return to index of stories...


NAVY TOBACCO SALES-OC


THERE'S ABOUT TO BE ONE LESS COMMODITY ON NAVAL BASES AND SHIPS.

SOURCES SAY THE NAVY WILL BAN TOBACCO SALES ACROSS THE BOARD.

IT'S PART OF A HEALTH-AND-FITNESS CAMPAIGN,

AND MAY INCLUDE THE MARINE CORPS, WHICH IS PART OF THE NAVY DEPARTMENT. Return to index of stories...


JUDGE JOE BROWN ARRESTED-VOTOPS


FORMER TV JUDGE JOE BROWN IS MAKING HEADLINES TODAY.

HE LANDED A SPOT IN JAIL.

66-YEAR OLD BROWN WAS ARRESTED FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT IN MEMPHIS.

A REPORT SAYS HE BECAME VERBALLY ABUSIVE WITH A JUDGE WHILE REPRESENTING A CLIENT IN A CHILD SUPPORT CASE.

BROWN IS BACK HOME TODAY.

HIS TV SHOW WAS CANCELED LAST YEAR.

NOW HE'S RUNNING FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY IN TENNESSEE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES GOLF VOTING USA TODAY-OC MITTO BNR


THE CITY OF NAPLES IS IN THE RUNNING FOR THE BEST GOLF DESTINATION,

AND YOU'RE ENCOURAGED TO VOTE!

NAPLES HOLDS NEARLY 100 COURSES, DRAWING PLAYERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

YOU CAN VOTE ON USA TODAY'S CONTEST UNTIL APRIL 21ST.

WE PUT THE LINK ON OUR WEBSITE NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

JUST CLICK NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


RECORD KEY LIME PIE-OC


WE HOPE GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT HAS A SWEET TOOTH.

TODAY HE'S SERVING UP A SLICE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS.

GOVERNOR SCOTT WILL HELP SERVE WHAT IS BEING TOUTED AS THE WORLD'S LARGEST KEY-LIME PIE DURING A FLORIDA KEYS EVENT AT THE CAPITOL.

IT ALL STARTS AT 5PM. Return to index of stories...


FALLON LAST NIGHT-2 SHOT SOTVO


DID YOU GET A CHANCE TO WATCH JIMMY FALLON LAST NIGHT?

THE HOST OF THE TONIGHT SHOW WELCOMED ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER.

TAKE A LOOK.

arnold yelling and flipping over table. outcue "i'll be back"

HOW DO YOU SAY NO TO A QVC SKETCH.

ALL ARNOLD WANTED TO DEMONSTRATE WAS A FOOD CHOPPER,

BUT JIMMY HAD TO KEEP GOING ON ABOUT THAT BLENDER.

THE NEW "TONIGHT" SHOW HOST HAS CONSISTENTLY TOPPED 4 POINT 1 MILLION VIEWERS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


PRESIDENT OBAMA MAY BE PUTTING AN END TO THE N-S-A DATA COLLECTION FIRST EXPOSED BY EDWARD SNOWDEN.

FIRST AT FOUR WHY THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF SAYS THE TERRORISM FIGHTING TOOL ISN'T WORTH IT.

PLUS ITS SUPPOSED TO BE ONE OF THE MOST SECURE BUILDINGS IN THE COUNTRY, THAT IS UNTIL BASE JUMPERS JUMPED OFF OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.

FIRST AT FOUR A LOOK AT WHAT THIS MEANS FOR SECURITY.

ONLY IN FLORIDA.

A MASSIVE 700 POUND SHARK IS SNAGGED AT A POPULAR BEACH.

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TOMMY BAHAMA BLAST-TRX VOTOPS


A WOMEN IS AT NCH HOSPTIAL AFTER AN OVEN EXPLODED AT THE TOMMY BAHAMMA RESTAURANT ON 3RD STREET IN NAPLES.

THE CALL CAME IN AROUND TEN THIS MORNING.

FIRE CREWS TELL US THE WOMAN SHOWED UP FOR WORK AND WHEN SHE WENT TO LIGHT THE OVENS - THE GAS IGNITED INSIDE AND EXPLODED.

THE FLASH IGNITION OPENED THE OVEN DOORS AND KNOCKED HER TO THE GROUND.

THE WOMAN IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY. Return to index of stories...


DUSTIN JAYE-TRX 2 SS VO


NBC2 IS BACK IN A LEE COUNTY COURTROOM TODAY,

FOR THE MURDER TRIAL OF DUSTIN JAYE.

HE'S ACCUSED OF BUSTING INTO DEBRA STRIANO'S LEE COUNTY HOME IN 2012,

AND KILLING HER AND HER DOG.

JAYE'S UNCLE BILLY RETHERFORD WAS ALSO ACCUSED IN THE CRIME,

BUT WAS LATER KILLED IN A SHOOTOUT WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT.

WE KNOW STRIANO'S BOYFRIEND TESTIFIED THIS MORNING AFTER OPENING STATEMENTS.

WE WILL HAVE A CREW IN THE COURTROOM THIS ATERNOON, MONITORING THE TESTIMONY. Return to index of stories...


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


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