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DEAD BODY FOUND-2SH, MAPFLY TS1) death investigation-ZMAPTOPS
DEAD BODY FOUND-rem live TS2) DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL-VOTOPSWIPE
HOUSTON SHOTS FIRED-TRXVO TS3) mulch fire-VOTOPS
WTC SLEEPING GUARD-TRXVO MALAYSIA PLANE LATEST-PLASMA
LAX THEFT ARREST-OTS, VO MALAYSIA PLANE LATEST-PKG
DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL-TRX,VO WA MUDSLIDE LATEST-trxVOTOPS, OC
SAN CARLOS FATAL-SS,VO WA MUDSLIDE LATEST-PKG
MULCH FIRE-trxVOTOPS TSA NEW CHECKPOINTS-trxVO
PEPPER SPARY AT SIX MILE CHARTER-ONCAM NORTHWESTERN PLAYER UNION-trxVO
PEPPER SPARY AT SIX MILE CHARTER-PKG CHARLOTTE MAYOR ARRESTED-VOTOPS
MALAYSIA SEARCH-TRXVO CANADA MAYOR DEBATE-SOTVO
FIREFIGHTERS DIE IN BOSTON FIRE-VOTOPS, EANIBOX FATAL PITBULL ATTACK-VOWIPE
FIREFIGHTERS DIE IN BOSTON FIRE-PKG FATAL PITBULL ATTACK-SOTVO
GREAT ALASKA EARTHQUAKE-TRXVO FL HIT & RUN-VO
PRESIDENT MEETS POPE-trxVOTOPS LAWSON CASE-TRX VOTOPS SS
NEW OBAMA POLL-CG CHARLOTTE BUS-VO
GOV CHRIS CHRISTIE REVIEW-TRXVO PORT CHAR BURGLARIES-TRXVOTOPS
MI SAME SEX MARRIAGE-OTS, SOTVO MN BOY RESCUED FROM SEPTIC-VO IN PLASMA
NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE MN BOY RESCUED FROM SEPTIC-PKG
SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT DEADLINE-VO, BNR TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TZ4 HUSBAND PLEA-SOTVO
TZ1 WINDOWS XP-VO-TRX WEATHER TEASE-STC
TZ1 NISSAN RECALL-VOTOPS GMA HUSBAND PLEA-ON CAM
WEATHER-STC GMA HUSBAND PLEA-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL WEATHER-WX WALL
UKRAINE RESOLUTION TODAY-OTS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM
SOCHI DOGS-VOTOPS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
GREENLAND ICE MELTING-OTS, VO TAYLOR SWIFT SHOES-TRXVOTOPS
NISSAN RECALL-TRXVO WINNING POWERBALL TICKET-VO
WINDOWS XP EXPIRATION-PLASMA NEW PLANET-OTS
WINDOWS XP EXPIRATION-PKG TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
SMART OUTLET SHOPPING-VOWIPE TZ5 LASTING MARRIAGE-VO
TACO BELL BREAKFAST-VOTOPS HEALTH MATTERS-CLIP, BUBBA
SECURITY ROBOT-trxVO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT TRAFFIC ASTHMA-TRX,VO
TZ2 TOXIC E GIGS-SOTVO ALCHOLISM APP-VO
TOXIC E CIGS-VO IN TC MON DANCE MOVES-trxVOTOPS
TOXIC E CIGS-PKG LASTING MARRIAGE-2SH CG
TEASE THREE-2SHOT NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT
TZ3 WA MUDSLIDE LATEST-VOWIPE CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA
TZ3 BOY RESCUE FROM SEPTIC-SOTVO  


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DEAD BODY FOUND-2SH, MAPFLY


BREAKING NEWS AT 11 --

LEE COUNTY DETECTIVES ARE INVESTIGATING A DEATH IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

GOOD MORNING.

I'M CHRISTY ANDREWS.

AND I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

A PASSERBY NOTICED A MAN'S BODY IN A FIELD ON PALM AVENUE NEAR HANCOCK BRIDGE PARKWAY.

NBC-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN IS ON SCENE - WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED?? Return to index of stories...


DEAD BODY FOUND-rem live


WE'RE TOLD THIS DEATH DOES NOT LOOK SUSPICIOUS.

MORE THAN LIKELY THE MAN DIED FROM A MEDICAL INCIDENT.

THE SHERIFFS OFFICE HAS THE FIELD BEHIND ME TAPED OFF.

THERE IS A MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR OUT IN THE GRASS.

THE BODY IS JUST A FEW FEET AWAY.

DETECTIVES HAVE BEEN OUT HERE FOR ABOUT 30-45 MINUTES.

WE'VE ALSO SEEN PEOPLE FROM THE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE HERE.

A SPOKESPERSON FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THERE'S NO REASON FOR

PEOPLE IN THIS AREA TO BE CONCERNED.

AS SOON AS WE GET MORE INFORMATION WE'LL BRING IT TO YOU.

LIVE IN NFM CL NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


HOUSTON SHOTS FIRED-TRXVO


AND MORE BREAKING NEWS OUT OF HOUSTON TEXAS.

THERE ARE REPORTS OF SHOTS FIRED AT THE LOCAL ABC TV STATION THERE.

ACCORDING TO HOUSTON POLICE, MULTIPLE SHOTS WERE FIRED.

A WOMAN WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

EMPLOYEES WERE TOLD TO TAKE SHELTER AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

SO FAR WE ARE HEARING NO ONE WAS INJURED. Return to index of stories...


WTC SLEEPING GUARD-TRXVO


ANOTHER SECURITY CONCERN AT WHAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE ONE OF

THE MOST SECURE BUILDINGS IN THE COUNTRY.

THIS MORNING, THIS PHOTO SURFACING. OF ANOTHER SECURITY GUARD. APPEARING TO BE FAST ASLEEP AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER IN LOWER MANHATTAN.

THE NEW YORK POST WAS REPORTEDLY TAKEN THIS SATURDAY.

JUST 3 DAYS BEFORE A GROUP OF BASEJUMPERS SURRENDERED FOR JUMPING OFF THE BUILDING BACK IN SEPTEMBER.

AND JUST OVER A WEEK AGO - THIS 16-YEAR-OLD WAS ARRESTED AFTER BREAKING INTO THE BUILDING AND CLIMBING ALL THE WAY UP TO THE BUILDING'S ANTENNA.

ALL BY SNEAKING BY A SLEEPING SECURITY GUARD, WHO WAS FIRED IMMEDIATELY.

THE GUARD IN THE NEW PHOTO -- SAYS HE TOO IS NOW FIRED!

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LAX THEFT ARREST-OTS, VO


DOZENS OF AIRPORT WORKERS AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ARE FACING CHARGES THIS MORNING.

THE WORKERS ARE ACCUSED OF STEALING LUGGAGE AND OTHER ITEMS IN TERMINALS AND ON THE TARMAC.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT'S ARRESTS COME AFTER A MONTH-LONG UNDERCOVER OPERATION.

SUSPECTS WERE APPREHENDED BOTH AT THE AIRPORT AND AT OTHER LOCATIONS AROUND LOS ANGELES COUNTY.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE PEOPLE ARRESTED ARE CONTRACT SERVICE WORKERS FROM MULTIPLE COMPANIES, NOT EMPLOYEES OF L-A-X. Return to index of stories...


DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL-TRX,VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

JURY DELIBERATIONS COULD BEGIN TODAY IN DUSTIN JAYE'S MURDER TRIAL.

WHEN COURT STARTED AT NINE, THE JURY RESTED WITHOUT CALLING ANY WITNESSES.

RIGHT NOW, THE ATTORNYS ARE GIVING CLOSING ARGUMENTS.

WEDNESDAY, THE STAR PROSECUTION WITNESS SAID HE KNOWS JAYE IS GUILTY, BECAUSE HE CONFESSED WHEN THE TWO SHARED A CELL AT THE LEE COUNTY JAIL.

BRIAN FROST SAYS JAYE TOLD HIM ABOUT BRUTALLY MURDERING DEBBIE STRIANO INSIDE HER THREE OAKS HOME 2 YEARS AGO BECAUSE JAYE KNEW THERE WAS 8-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH IN THE HOME.

NBC2 HAS A CREW IN THE COURT ROOM.

COUNT ON US TO BRING YOU THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


SAN CARLOS FATAL-SS,VO


THIS MORNING, WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT A DEADLY CRASH NEAR FORT MYERS BEACH.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 10 LAST NIGHT ON SAN CARLOS BOULEVARD --

JUST BEFORE THE MATANZAS BRIDGE.

LEE COUNTIES DEPUTIES TELLS US A WOMAN WAS KILLED LAST NIGHT. AFTER GETTING HIT BY A TAXI VAN.

RIGHT NOW -- WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT HER NAME AND THE DRIVER INVOLVED.

HERE'S A PHOTO SHOWING THE TAXI VAN INVOLVED IN THE CRASH.

A FULL INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY. Return to index of stories...


MULCH FIRE-trxVOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO!

A MULCH FIRE GOING ON THIS MORNING OUT IN NAPLES.

SO IF YOU SMELL OR SEE SOMETHING IN THE AIR -- DON'T WORRY.

THIS IS AT THE JONES MINING COMPANY ON IMMOKALEE ROAD.

FIRE CREWS TELL US THE FIRE IS UNDER CONTROL AND THEY WILL ALLOW IT TO BURN OUT.

IT'S THE SIZE OF FOOTBALL FIELD AND FLAMES EVEN GOT TO 30 FEET HIGH.

NO STRUCTURES ARE THREATENED. Return to index of stories...


PEPPER SPARY AT SIX MILE CHARTER-ONCAM


THIS MORNING SIX MILE CHARTER ACADEMY IS BACK OPEN AFTER IT WAS FORCED TO CLOSE EARLY WEDNESDAY.

A STUDENT WENT INTO THE BATHROOM AND SPRAYED PEPPER SPRAY.

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS AT SIX MILE CHARTER ACADEMY WITH WHAT

SCHOOL OFFICIALS ARE SAYING TODAY. Return to index of stories...


PEPPER SPARY AT SIX MILE CHARTER-PKG


LOOKLIVE

STUDENTS ARE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM.

THE SCHOOL WAS AIRED OUT AFTER IT WAS EVACUATED AND SHUTDOWN.

I OBTAINED THE EMAIL SENT TO PARENTS INFORMING THEM ABOUT THE SCHOOL REOPENING.

VO

I TALKED WITH A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SCHOOL THIS MORNING.

SHE SAYS THE FIRE DEPARTMENT CONFIRMED TO THEM THE LIQUID WAS PEPPER SPRAY.

SHE SAYS AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY INTO WHO DID IT AND WHY.

WE ASLSO ASKED WHAT THE POLICY IS REGARDING BRINGING PEPPER SPRAY TO

SCHOOL AND USING IT. DOES THE SCHOOL CONSIDER IT A WEAPON.?

SHES WORKING TO GET THAT ANSWER FOR US.

OF COURSE, A LOT OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS AS PARENTS DROPPED THEIR KIDS

OFF AT SCHOOL THIS MORNING.

SOT

"Does this frustrate you that you have no clue on what today is going

to be like?"

"Yeah, it's everybody's concern."

LOOKLIVE

AS FAR AS WHO IS RESPONSIBLE-- AN ADMINISTRATOR SAYS THE PERSON WHO

DID IT WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, HOWEVER DUE TO STUDENT PRIVACY WE

WILL NOT KNOW WHAT MEASURES ARE TAKEN UNLESS LAW ENFORCEMENT GETS

INVOLVED.

IN LC DK NBC2. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA SEARCH-TRXVO


AUSTRALIAN OFFICIALS SAY SEARCH OPERATIONS FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIAN JETLINER HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FOR THE DAY.

ALL BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER.

HEAVY RAINS, STRONG WINDS, LOW CLOUDS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY ARE EXPECTED IN THE SEARCH ZONE.

ELEVEN PLANES AND FIVE SHIPS HAD PLANNED TO SCOUR THE AREA FOR FLIGHT 370.

IT'S BEEN NEARLY THREE WEEKS SINCE THE PLANE DISAPPEARED EN ROUTE FROM KUALA LUMPUR TO BEIJING WITH 239 PEOPLE ON BOARD.

MORE DEBRIS HAS ALSO BEEN SPOTTED BY ANOTHER SATELLITE.

WE'LL HAVE MORE ON THIS DEVELOPING STORY IN OUR SECOND HALF HOUR. Return to index of stories...


FIREFIGHTERS DIE IN BOSTON FIRE-VOTOPS, EANIBOX


TAKE A LOOK AT THESE IMAGES --

A FIERCE 9-ALARM FIRE IN BOSTON RACED THROUGH A BROWNSTONE WEDNESDAY.

150 FIREFIGHTERS BATTLED THE BLAZE.

THIS MORNING -- WE'RE LEARNING THE FIRE KILLED TWO FIREFIGHTERS.

BYRON BARNETT REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


FIREFIGHTERS DIE IN BOSTON FIRE-PKG


S/ Boston, Massachusetts:02

S/ John Hasson / Interim Boston Fire Commissioner:13

S/ Deputy Chief Joseph Finn / Boston Fire Dept.:27

S/ Marty Walsh / Boston Mayor 1:00

S/ Richie Paris / Boston Firefighters Union 1:26

S/ Byron Barnett / Reporting

THE NINE ALARM AFTERNOON FIRE IN THE BACK BAY ROARING OUT OF CONTROL. FLAMES AND THICK SMOKE POURING OUT OF THE BEACON STREET BUILDING.

150 BOSTON FIREFIGHTERS FOUGHT THE INFERNO, BUT TWO OF THEM DIDN'T SURVIVE.

"It's a sad day for us and the city of Boston, our hearts go out to the families."

AUTHORITIES SAY LT. EDWARD WALSH AND FIREFIGHTER MICHAEL KENNEDY WENT DOWN INTO THE BASEMENT WHERE IT APPEARS THE FIRE STARTED. BUT WITHIN MINUTES, THEY WERE TRAPPED.

"I'm going to make an assumption here that one of the windows broke out front and blew the fire at them, because they called a mayday in a very short period of time."

OFFICIALS SAY THE FIRE WAS FUELED BY HIGH WINDS CAUSING A BACKDRAFT AND AN EXPLOSION THAT BLEW FIREFIGHTERS DOWNSTAIRS.

FIREFIGHTER KENNEDY WAS REMOVED ABOUT A HALF AN HOUR INTO THE FIRE AND PRONOUNCED AT MASS GENERAL.

LT. WALSH'S BODY WASN'T REMOVED UNTIL HOURS LATER, BECAUSE IT WAS JUST TOO DANGEROUS TO GO IN.

"We weren't going to commit any more resources into the situation, tough call but we weren't going to do that."

"It makes me proud to be the mayor of the city of Boston after watching the way that the men and women of the Boston Fire Department worked today. These two heroes went into a burning building."

IN A SOLEMN CEREMONY, LT. WALSH'S BODY WAS REMOVED BY THE FIREFIGHTERS FROM HIS ENGINE COMPANY. OUT ON A STRETCHER, PAST A LINE OF SALUTING FIREFIGHTERS. AND A POLICE ESCORT DOWN THE STREET WHICH WAS SHUT DOWN.

"Citizens were saved and that's what we do. We sacrifice our lives for the citizens of the city of Boston that's what firefighter Michael Kennedy and Lt. Eddie Walsh did today." Return to index of stories...


GREAT ALASKA EARTHQUAKE-TRXVO


BYRON BARNETT REPORTING.

TODAY MARKS 50 YEARS SINCE ONE OF THE MOST-POWERFUL EARTHQUAKES EVER RECORDED.

A MAGNITUDE NINE-POINT-TWO QUAKE HIT PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, ALASKA ON MARCH 27TH 1964.

130 PEOPLE FROM ALASKA TO CALIFORNIA DIED IN THE DAMAGE AND FROM TSUNAMI WAVES TRIGGERED BY THE QUAKE.

THE U-S GEOLOGICAL SURVEY SAYS THE 19-64 EARTHQUAKE WAS THE SECOND-LARGEST *EVER* MEASURED, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. Return to index of stories...


PRESIDENT MEETS POPE-trxVOTOPS


PRESIDENT OBAMA MET POPE FRANCIS FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE VATICAN THIS MORNING.

THE TWO MET FOR TALKS EXPECTED TO FOCUS ON POVERTY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE.

MR OBAMA GAVE THE POPE A CHEST WITH A VARIETY OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SEEDS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE GARDEN AS A GIFT.

THIS WAS PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SECOND VISIT TO THE VATICAN SINCE HIS MEETING WITH POPE BENEDICT THE 16TH IN 2009. Return to index of stories...


NEW OBAMA POLL-CG


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA CONTINUES HIS TOUR OF EUROPE.

BUT SUPPORT MAY BE SLIPPING BACK HOME.

A NEW CNN POLL SHOWS THE PRESIDENT'S APPROVAL RATE AT 43-PERCENT.

THAT'S DOWN FROM 48-PERCENT THIS TIME LAST YEAR.

52-PERCENT OF AMERICANS *DISAPPROVE* OF HOW THE PRESIDENT IS HANDLING HIS JOB.

STILL--HIS APPROVAL RATINGS ARE HIGHER THAN HIS TWO-TERM PREDECESSOR, GEORGE W. BUSH-- WHOSE APPROVAL RATING WAS 37-PERCENT AT THIS TIME IN HIS SECOND TERM IN 2006. Return to index of stories...


GOV CHRIS CHRISTIE REVIEW-TRXVO


LATER THIS MORNING, THE FINDINGS OF AN INTERNAL REVIEW INTO A NEW JERSEY SCANDAL WILL BE RELEASED.

THE REVIEW WAS CONDUCTED AT THE REQUEST OF GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE.

IT WILL ADDRESS ALLEGATIONS REGARDING THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE LANE CLOSURES AND HURRICANE ALLOCATIONS TO THE CITY OF HOBOKEN.

THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS THE REVIEW FINDS CHRISTIE WAS NOT INVOLVED.

COUNT ON NBC2 TO BRING YOU THE FINDINGS WHEN RELEASED. Return to index of stories...


MI SAME SEX MARRIAGE-OTS, SOTVO


THE STATE OF MICHIGAN WILL NOT RECOGNIZE MORE THAN 300 SAME-SEX MARRIAGES PERFORMED LAST WEEKEND.

THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE WILL REVIEW THE ISSUE --

BUT MANY SAY HE NEEDS TO DO MORE.

"But he needs to do more than just look at it, whether he

likes it or not these couples were legally married on Saturday and the state

needs to recognize these marriages and make sure that benefits are extended

to the married couples.

AN APPEALS COURT INDEFINITELY STOPPED ANY ADDITIONAL SAME-SEX MARRIAGES TUESDAY.

IT WILL LIKELY TAKE MONTHS BEFORE THE COURT MAKES JUDGEMENT ABOUT WHETHER A MICHIGAN CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT STATING -- MARRIAGE IS ONLY BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN -- VIOLATES THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. 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 ___________.

U.S. STOCK INDEXES ARE LITTLE CHANGED IN EARLY TRADING THURSDAY AS POSITIVE ECONOMIC REPORTS WERE OFFSET BY MORE DECLINES IN TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT DEADLINE-VO, BNR


ATTENTION PARENTS - TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER CHILDREN FOR LEE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS NEXT YEAR.

THIS APPLIES TO INCOMING KINDERGARTENERS, MIDDLE SCHOOLERS AND HIGH SCHOOLERS -- PLUS PEOPLE NEW TO THE DISTRICT.

YOU NEED TO TURN IN YOUR APPLICATION BY 4 O'CLOCK FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

WE HAVE TONS OF INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE -

N-B-C-DASH-TWO-DOT-COM.

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


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


IF YOU'RE A WINDOWS USER --

A BIG CHANGE COMING YOUR WAY --

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT A NEW OPERATING SYSTEM --

AND WHETHER OR NOT -- YOU'LL NEED TO UPGRADE.

PLUS --

ANOTHER RECALL FOR ANOTHER AUTOMAKER!

NISSAN -- RECALLING MORE THAN A MILLION VEHICLES --

HOW ONE OF ITS SAFETY MEASURES -- MAY NOT BE KEEPING YOU SO SAFE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 WINDOWS XP-VO-TRX


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TZ1 NISSAN RECALL-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


BREEZY WITH MORE CLOUDS

It is a cool morning across Southwest Florida, but warmer weather is on the way today. Winds will come from the east, turning east-southeasterly at 10-15 mph with gusts near 20 mph. While it won't be as windy as yesterday, it will still be rather breezy. With more of that east to southeasterly turn on the winds, we will warm up today. Afternoon highs are headed to near 80 degrees. With more humidity coming into play we can't rule out a very spotty shower popping up this afternoon. Overnight, we'll see plenty of clouds and we won't be as cool. Expect low temperatures Friday morning to bottom out in the mid 60s with lower 60s inland.

For tomorrow, we'll have cloudy skies and even a few showers showing up by evening.

A cold front pressing its way into Southwest Florida will give scattered showers for Saturday into Sunday. Some of the latest computer guidance suggests that the rain may taper off by Sunday afternoon.so it's possible that the end of the weekend might turn out to be rain-free.

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. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE RESOLUTION TODAY-OTS


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING --

UKRAINE IS PREDICTING THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY WILL ADOPT A RESOLUTION TODAY --

REAFFIRMING THE COUNTRY'S TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY.

THEY ALSO SAY -- THE U.N. WILL CALL THE REFERENDUM THAT LED TO CRIMEA'S ANNEXATION BY RUSSIA, ILLEGAL.

RUSSIA HAS MOUNTED A CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE RESOLUTION, CLAIMING THE DISPUTE IS AN EAST-WEST ISSUE.

BUT UKRAINE'S U.N. AMBASSADOR SAYS RUSSIA VIOLATED THE U.N. CHARTER. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI DOGS-VOTOPS


SOME HOMELESS DOGS THAT CAPTURED HEARTS DURING THE SOCHI OLYMPICS ARE ON THEIR WAY TO THE U-S FOR ADOPTION.

TEN OF THE DOGS ARE ARRIVING THIS AFTERNOON AT DULLES AIRPORT.

WASHINGTON ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS HAVE RECEIVED MORE THAN 200 ADOPTION OFFERS.

ANOTHER 90 DOGS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SENT OVER FROM SOCHI IN THE NEAR FUTURE Return to index of stories...


GREENLAND ICE MELTING-OTS, VO


NEW THIS MORNING --

SCIENTISTS SAY THE GREENLAND ICE CAP IS MELTING MORE QUICKLY THAN EXPECTED.

THE TREND IS THE REASON WHY THE U-N SECRETARY GENERAL IS VISITING GREENLAND PRIOR TO A MAJOR CLIMATE SUMMIT.

SCIENTISTS BLAME GLOBAL WARMING FOR THE DEVELOPMENTS.

THE POLAR REGION IS ONE OF THE PLACES IN THE WORLD WHERE TEMPERATURES ARE MOST AFFECTED BY GLOBAL WARMING.

WHEN IT GETS WARMER IN GREENLAND. THE VAST AMOUNTS OF ICE ARE SENT OUT TO SEA.

THIS COULD BE A MAJOR PROBLEM FOR THE LEVELS OF THE WORLD'S OCEANS. Return to index of stories...


NISSAN RECALL-TRXVO


NOW TO AN NBC2 CONSUMER ALERT.

NISSAN IS RECALLING MORE THAN A MILLION VEHICLES BECAUSE OF AN AIRBAG FLAW.

A SOFTWARE GLITCH COULD PREVENT THE PASSENGER AIRBAG FROM DEPLOYING.

THE RECALL AFFECTS NISSAN MODELS FROM THE PAST TWO YEARS, INCLUDING THE ALTIMA, LEAF, PATHFINDER AND SENTRA.

SOME LUXURY INFINITI MODELS ARE ALSO IMPACTED.

SO FAR-- NO DEATHS HAVE BEEN REPORTED AND THE COMPANY IS NOT RELEASING ANY DETAILS ABOUT THE INJURIES.

NISSAN PLANS TO CONTACT OWNERS STARTING IN MID-APRIL. Return to index of stories...


WINDOWS XP EXPIRATION-PLASMA


IT'S NOT QUITE 'Y2K', BUT A MAJOR TECH TRANSITION IS LOOMING.

ON APRIL 8TH, MICROSOFT WILL PUT TO BED ITS LONG RUNNING AND VERY POPULAR

'WINDOWS XP' OPERATING SYSTEM.

THAT'S EVEN AS MORE THAN A QUARTER OF THE WORLD'S COMPUTERS ARE STILL USING IT.

MARK BARGER REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


WINDOWS XP EXPIRATION-PKG


SUPERS:

S/ FILE / OCTOBER 25, 2001:00

S/ DAN ACKERMAN / SENIOR EDITOR, CNET.COM:15

nats "This is a version of Windows that will take the PC industry to new heights."

BUT ALMOST 13 YEARS AFTER MICROSOFT'S BILL GATES SANG THOSE PRAISES.

THE COMPANY'S FINALLY PULLING THE PLUG ON WINDOWS XP.

"It's still going to work after April 8. The big difference is, Microsoft is not going to issue

any more security updates or patches to that operating system."

CNET'S DAN ACKERMAN SAYS WITHOUT THAT EXTRA LAYER OF SAFETY.EVEN XP USERS WHO HAVE

ANTI VIRUS PROTECTION WILL BE INCREASINGLY VULNERABLE TO VIRUSES AND HACKERS.

"Either you're going to learn to live with the risk or upgrade to something else."

nats

THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE WORLD'S COMPUTERS HAVE BEEN UPGRADED OVER THE YEARS TO NEWER OPERATING SYSTEMS.

SUCH AS WINDOWS 7 AND WINDOWS 8.

BUT AS MANY AS 25 TO 30 PERCENT STILL RELY ON XP.

nats

THAT'S GOT THE OWNERS OF THOSE COMPUTERS FACED WITH REPLACING THEM OUTRIGHT.

OR, IF THE COMPUTER'S NOT TOO OLD.SIMPLY REPLACING THE OPERATING SYSTEM.

"If you have something that's maybe 5 or 6 years old, you could probably get a more modern operating

system on it, but it might be time for an update anyway."

THAT'S BECAUSE OLDER COMPUTERS MAY NOT HAVE THE TECHNICAL SPECS TO ACCOMMODATE

NEWER OPERATING SYSTEMS.

"A lot of people tend to keep their old hardware past its useful lifecycle because a lot of people do facebook, they

do email and they do things they don't need a very high end computer for."

BUT EVEN THOSE OCCASIONAL COMPUTER USERS WHO'VE LONG RELIED ON WINDOWS XP.

nats "New possibilities"

WILL SOON NEED TO RELY ON SOMETHING ELSE.

MARK BARGER, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


SMART OUTLET SHOPPING-VOWIPE


THERE'S PLENTY OF OUTLET MALLS HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

AND STORE ADS SCREAM -- DEALS, DEALS DEALS!

BUT -- ARE YOU REALLY SAVING MONEY?

HERE'S SOME TIPS -- BEFORE YOU GO SHOPPING.

BE FAMILIAR WITH THE REGULAR PRICE OF WHAT YOU'RE BUYING.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW, THERE'S APPS THAT CAN COMPARE PRICES FOR YOU.

REGULAR RETAIL MERCHANDISE FOR SALE AT OUTLETS CAN BE A BETTER DEAL THAN "MADE-FOR-OUTLET" PRODUCTS.

IF YOU CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE, ASK A SALES ASSOCIATE.

AND ASK ABOUT THE RETURN POLICY. MANY DON'T ALLOW RETURNS AT ALL OR HAVE SPECIFIC TIME RESTRICTIONS. Return to index of stories...


TACO BELL BREAKFAST-VOTOPS


STARTING TODAY-- YOU CAN ADD A NEW BREAKFAST SPOT TO THE LIST!

TACO BELL STARTED SERVING BREAKFAST THIS MORNING.

THE CHAIN IS ENTERING THE FAST-FOOD BREAKFAST BATTLE WITH ITEMS LIKE THE BACON WAFFLE TACO.

YES, YOU HEARD THAT RIGHT --

IT'S A WAFFLE AS THE TACO SHELL-- AND IT'S FILLED WITH EGGS, BACON AND CHEESE.

THE BREAKFAST MENU WILL BE AVAILABLE AT 55-HUNDRED RESTAURANTS ACROSS THE NATION FROM AROUND 7 TO 11 IN THE MORNING. Return to index of stories...


SECURITY ROBOT-trxVO


A DENVER COMPANY IS OFFERING BUSINESSES A DIFFERENT KIND OF SECURITY.

CHECK IT OUT --

IT'S A ROBOT SECURITY GUARD.

IT'S CALLED THE VIGILANT MOBILE CAMERA PLATFORM OR VIGILANT M-C-P.

THE ROBOT CAN OPERATE IN ALL KINDS OF BUILDINGS WITHOUT SUPERVISION.

AND IT DOESN'T NEED A REMOTE CONTROL.

THE CREATOR SAYS IT ALSO WORKS WITH EXISTING SYSTEMS, INCLUDING SMOKE DETECTORS AND VERBAL SENSORS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


IT'S ONE OF THE LATEST TRENDS --

E- CIGARETTES.

BUT IT COULD BE DEADLY!

"It smells like candy, it really isn't. This really can hurt you."

NOW THIS MOM IS SHARING HER STORY --

ABOUT HER SON'S CLOSE CALL WITH THE HARMFUL SUBSTANCE. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 TOXIC E GIGS-SOTVO


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TOXIC E CIGS-VO IN TC MON


IT COMES IN FLAVORS LIKE CHERRY, APPLE AND BUBBLEGUM ---

BUT CAN BE TOXIC EVEN TO THE TOUCH.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT LIQUID NICOTINE.

IT'S THE KEY INGREDIENT IN E-CIGARETTES, AND AT CERTAIN CONCENTRATIONS CAN BE DEADLY-- ESPECIALLY TO CHILDREN.

PAIGE HILL HAS MORE.

JOINS US IN THE NEWSROOM WITH ONE FAMILY'S CLOSE CALL, PAIGE.

OF ALL THE HOUSEHOLD DANGERS IN HER HOME, REN GAULRAPP NEVER THOUGHT HER LIQUID NICOTINE WOULD BE THE ONE SENDING HER SON TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM.

SOME E-CIGARETTE SHOPS AREN'T IGNORING THEIR IS A PROBLEM, AND THEIR SOLUTION MIGHT SURPRISE YOU. Return to index of stories...


TOXIC E CIGS-PKG


THE NUMBER OF KIDS GETTING THEIR HANDS ON LIQUID NICOTINE USED TO REFILL E-CIGARETTES AND BEING RUSHED TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM GROWS EACH YEAR. REN GAULRAPP'S FOUR YEAR OLD HAPPENS TO BE ONE OF THEM.

"hear a little noise, come in and he has taken the lid off of all of them and has this liquid everywhere. He's got it all over him. He's been eating it. The liquid itself is very sweet. There's not really anything in it in the lower nicotine levels that are going to discourage a child from wanting to play in them."

HE VOMITED ALL DAY AND THEN SUFFERED PAINFUL WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS.

BUT DOCTORS SAID HE WAS LUCKY GAULRAPP'S E-LIQUID HAD LOW NICOTINE LEVELS.

"There's hundreds of poisons in every household. Nicotine since it's came about. whether it's in a cigarette. whether it's in a pipe. no matter what it is, it is a poison."

JERRY HANCE AT FLAVOR VAPOR NORTH SAYS THE HIGHER THE NICOTINE LEVEL-- THE MORE DANGEROUS THE LIQUID.

THE E-JUICE AT HIS SHOP IS MADE BY CHEMISTS IN A LAB WHILE MOST STORES IN OKLAHOMA MAKE THEIRS IN HOUSE, HE THINKS THAT MIGHT BE WHERE SOME OF THE LETHAL LIQUIDS ARE COMING FROM.

TO SOLVE THAT PROBLEM, HANCE SAYS REGULATION IS THE ANSWER.

"You're never going to be able to make a product and sell it without it being regulated. Come in regulate it and make everybody go to a lab."

THE ACCIDENT HASN'T STOPPED GAULRAPP FROM USING E-CIGARETTES, THE LIQUID NICOTINE AT HER HOME JUST GOES ON A HIGHER SHELF NOW AND SHE'S ADDED TO HER SON'S "DO NOT TOUCH" LIST.

"It smells like candy, it really isn't. This really can hurt you." Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


THE ONGOING SEARCH CONTINUES IN WASHINGTON --

AFTER POWERFUL MUDSLIDES SWALLOWED HOMES AND LIVES.

OFFICIALS NOW SAYING ---

THE ODDS OF FINDING MORE SURVIVORS ARE SLIM.

THE LATEST -- STRAIGHT AHEAD.

PLUS -- THIS.

I was running and then i stepped on that and i fell.

THIS LITTLE BOY GETS STUCK IN A SEPTIC TANK!

AND THE RESCUE -- ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA! Return to index of stories...


TZ3 WA MUDSLIDE LATEST-VOWIPE


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TZ3 BOY RESCUE FROM SEPTIC-SOTVO


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) death investigation-ZMAPTOPS


A DEATH INVESTIGATION HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN LEE COUNTY --

A PASSERBY NOTICED A MAN'S BODY IN A FIELD ON PALM AVENUE NEAR HANCOCK

BRIDGE PARKWAY IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

WE'RE TOLD THE DEATH DOES NOT LOOK SUSPICIOUS.

MORE THAN LIKELY THE MAN DIED FROM A MEDICAL INCIDENT.

A SPOKESPERSON FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THERE'S NO REASON FOR

PEOPLE IN THIS AREA TO BE CONCERNED. Return to index of stories...


TS2) DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL-VOTOPSWIPE


WE'RE LEARNING THE JUDGE HAS READ INSTRUCTIONS TO THE JURY IN THE DUSTIN JAYE MURDER TRIAL TO BEGIN DELIBERATIONS.

INCLUDED CHARGES WOULD BE: MURDER 2ND DEGREE OR MANSLAUGHTER.

EARLIER THIS MORNING -- THE JURY RESTED WITHOUT CALLING ANY WITNESSES.

RIGHT NOW, THE ATTORNEYS ARE GIVING CLOSING ARGUMENTS.

WEDNESDAY, THE STAR PROSECUTION WITNESS SAID HE KNOWS JAYE IS GUILTY, BECAUSE HE CONFESSED WHEN THE TWO SHARED A CELL AT THE LEE COUNTY JAIL.

NBC2 HAS A CREW IN THE COURT ROOM.

COUNT ON US TO BRING YOU THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


TS3) mulch fire-VOTOPS


A MULCH FIRE STILL GOING ON RIGHT NOW OUT IN NAPLES.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM EARLIER THIS MORNING --

SO IF YOU SMELL OR SEE SOMETHING IN THE AIR -- DON'T WORRY.

THIS IS AT THE JONES MINING COMPANY ON IMMOKALEE ROAD.

FIRE CREWS TELL US THE FIRE IS UNDER CONTROL AND THEY WILL ALLOW IT TO BURN OUT.

IT'S THE SIZE OF FOOTBALL FIELD AND FLAMES EVEN GOT TO 30 FEET HIGH.

NO STRUCTURES ARE THREATENED. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE LATEST-PLASMA


NOW -- THE LATEST ON THE MISSING MALAYSIAN FLIGHT --

MORE DEBRIS SPOTTED BY SATELLITE THIS MORNING -- BUT BAD WEATHER HAS GROUNDED PLANES AGAIN.

DAVID KERLEY HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE LATEST-PKG


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WA MUDSLIDE LATEST-trxVOTOPS, OC


IN WASHINGTON STATE THIS MORNING, A DEEPENING SENSE OF LOSS

FROM THE MUDSLIDE THAT RAVAGED A COMMUNITY.

SEARCHERS FACE DEEP, THICK MUD. ENDLESS RAIN. AND AN *ENORMOUS* AREA OF

DEVASTATION.

OFFICIALS NOW SAY SOME OF THE NINETY PEOPLE STILL MISSING MAY NEVER BE FOUND

TAHMAN BRADLEY HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


WA MUDSLIDE LATEST-PKG


PKG SCRIPT:

The powerful mudslide flattened homes and ruined lives.

The victims are being remembered at vigils and prayer services.

Among them: Christina Jefferds - a mother of three.

And John Regelbrugge - a veteran Navy commander - who is still missing.

SOT Dawn Grant

"WE ARE ALL WAITING FOR ONES THAT HAVEN'T BEEN FOUND."

This morning, we're learning harrowing stories of survival.

Mac McPherson was with his wife, Linda, when the mudslide slammed into their

home.

Debris flew everywhere.

SOT Mac McPherson, Survivor

"SO I JUST KEPT DIGGING AND DIGGING AND DIGGING WITH THIS STICK, UNTIL I

COULD SEE A LITTLE LIGHT. I SHOVED THAT SUCKER UP THROUGH THERE AND STARTED

WAVING IT BACK AND FORTH."

Rescuers saw the stick. Mac lived. Linda did not.

NATS - choppers

The urgent search for survivors continues with National Guard Blackhawk

helicopters now on the case.

NATS - bulldozers

On the ground, crews are using bulldozers and their bare hands to comb

through debris.

The terrain is treacherous. the mud like quicksand.

SOT John Lovick, Snohomish Co. Executive

"WHEN I FLEW OVER THE AREA ON SUNDAY I SAID YOU NEEDED TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE

IT. NOW THAT I'VE SEEN IT FROM THE GROUND, I MUST TELL YOU THAT I STILL CAN'

T BELIEVE WHAT I SAW."

Authorities have discovered at least 25 bodies, but say some may never be

recovered -- it's just too dangerous to dig them out.

The small rural community north of Seattle is only now starting to process

this tragedy.

SOT Mike DeLuca, Pastor

"THAT SAFETY, THAT SECURITY, THAT FEELING OF COMFORT HAS BEEN SHAKEN."

Before residents can put their lives back together, they've got to find the

missing people. Return to index of stories...


TSA NEW CHECKPOINTS-trxVO


A NEW REPORT SHOWS THE T-S-A WANTS TO INCREASE POLICE PRESENCE AT AIRPORT CHECKPOINTS AND TICKET COUNTERS DURING PEAK TRAVEL TIMES.

THE PROPOSED IDEA COMES FROM A REPORT ORDERED AFTER LAST YEAR'S DEADLY SHOOTING AT L-A-X--- THE FIRST EVER TARGETED DEATH OF A TSA AGENT.

THE REVIEW LISTS A TOTAL OF 14 RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE AIRPORT SAFETY AND SECURITY. Return to index of stories...


NORTHWESTERN PLAYER UNION-trxVO


NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL PLAYERS NOW HAVE THE RIGHT TO UNIONIZE.

THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD SAYS PLAYERS' SCHOLARSHIPS, AND THE TIME THEY DEVOTE TO THEIR SPORT, DEFEINES THEM AS EMPLOYEES.

AND SO THEY ARE WORTHY OF UNION RIGHTS.

THE N-L-R-B'S REGIONAL DIRECTOR RULED THE NORTHWESTERN FOOTBALL PLAYERS CAN HOLD A VOTE ON WHO THEY WANT TO BE REPRESENTED BY.

THE UNIVERSITY DOESN'T AGREE WITH THE DECISION --

SAYING ATHLETES ARE STUDENTS -- NOT EMPLOYEES. AND UNIONIZATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING ARE NOT THE BEST WAYS TO HAVE THEIR CONCERNS ADDRESSED.

THE UNIVERSITY ALSO PLEDGED A FULL APPEAL.

AS IT STANDS -- THE RULING HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CHANGE COLLEGE ATHLETICS FOREVER. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE MAYOR ARRESTED-VOTOPS


MAYOR NO MORE.

CHARLOTTE MAYOR PATRICK CANNON IS OUT OF OFFICE-- AND IN JAIL THIS WEEK.

AUTHORITIES ARRESTED CANNON WEDNESDAY AFTER THEY SAY HE PICKED UP CASH AT AN UNDERCOVER F-B-I APARTMENT.

OFFICIALS WITH THE F-B-I HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING CANNON SINCE HE WAS A CITY COUNCILMAN IN 2010.

HE WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF CHARLOTTE LAST NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


CANADA MAYOR DEBATE-SOTVO


EMBATTLED TORONTO MAYOR ROB FORD ENDURED SOME BLISTERING ATTACKS DURING A POLITICAL DEBATE.

S/ Olivia Chow/ Toronto Mayoral Candiate:04

"It's time to take down the circus tent at city hall."

BUTT TO --

S/ John Tory/ Toronto Mayoral Candidate:04

"You've let the citizens of this city down, you've let the reputation of this city down."

THE FOUR CONTENDERS SQUARED OFF WITH THE INCUMBENT. AIMING MUCH OF THEIR CRITICISM ON FORD'S RECORD IN OFFICE.

BUT -- SURPRISINGLY NOT ONCE IN THE 90-MINUTE DEBATE DID ANY OF THE CANDIDATES DIRECTLY MENTION FORD'S ALLEGED USE OF CRACK. Return to index of stories...


FATAL PITBULL ATTACK-VOWIPE


A PIT BULL ATTACKS AND KILLS A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN LOUISIANA.

POLICE SAY THE DOG ATTACKED THE CHILD WHILE SHE WAS WATCHING T-V.

THE GIRL'S MOM BARRICADED HERSELF AND HER DAUGHTER IN A BEDROOM AND CALLED 9-1-1.

OFFICIALS SHOT AND KILLED THE DOG. WHICH WAS STILL BEING AGGRESSIVE. Return to index of stories...


FATAL PITBULL ATTACK-SOTVO


S/ Chief Todd Duplantis/ Houma Police Dept.:09

"It looks like it is about 12 shots. We had two shots inside and it took 10 shots outside to stop the dog. The dog wouldn't stop until the end."

THE GIRL WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL WHERE SHE LATER DIED. Return to index of stories...


FL HIT & RUN-VO


A PROPOSAL TO CRACK DOWN ON HIT AND RUN DRIVERS IN FLORIDA IS MOVING FORWARD.

DRIVERS WOULD BE SENTENCED TO AT LEAST FOUR YEARS IN JAIL FOR LEAVING AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING A DEATH.

THE BILL'S SPONSOR SAYS IF DRIVERS ARE DRUNK, THERE IS AN INCENTIVE TO LEAVE THE CRASH AND COME BACK LATER.

IN 2013, ABOUT THREE PEOPLE DIED EVERY WEEK BECAUSE OF A HIT AND RUN DRIVER. Return to index of stories...


LAWSON CASE-TRX VOTOPS SS


AND THAT LAW *COULD* HAVE BEARING ON A DEADLY HIT AND RUN CASE RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

A DRIVER HIT AND KILLED MICHAEL SASEN ALONG MCGREGOR BOULEVARD ON CHRISTMAS MORNING.

FORMER STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE INVESTIGATOR CHARLES LAWSON IS CHARGED WITH LEAVING THE SCENE OF A FATAL CRASH AND D-U-I.

PROSECUTORS SAY HE HIT SASEN AND KEPT GOING. THEN CAME BACK TO THE SCENE.

A HEARING FOR HIS D-U-I CASE IS SET FOR NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE BUS-VO


THIS MORNING WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT A PROPOSAL TO HELP PEOPLE GET AROUND CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

A BUS SERVICE COULD BE HEADED TO THAT AREA.

A RECENT SURVEY SHOWS PEOPLE WOULD BE WILLING TO USE THE SERVICE, AND PAY FOR IT.

A STUDY IS LOOKING TO HAVE A ROUTE CONNECTING THE COUNTY TO NORTH PORT.

IT WOULD ALSO CONNECT ENGLEWOOD TO PORT CHARLOTTE AND PUNTA GORDA. Return to index of stories...


PORT CHAR BURGLARIES-TRXVOTOPS


AN NBC-2 CRIME ALERT FOR YOU RIGHT NOW ---

DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING A STRING OF BURGLARIES IN PORT CHARLOTTE -

ALL OF THEM HAPPENING IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.

IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS-- AUTHORITIES SAY FOUR HOMES HAVE BEEN BROKEN INTO IN THE EDGEWATER DRIVE AREA.

WE'RE TOLD THE BURGLARS GOT IN BY PRYING OPEN REAR SLIDING DOORS.

DEPUTIES SAY THE BURGLARS GOT AWAY WITH CASH AND JEWELRY.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS OR THE

CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


MN BOY RESCUED FROM SEPTIC-VO IN PLASMA


A MINNESOTA BOY IS DOING FINE AFTER PLAYTIME WITH HIS COUSIN LED TO A SMELLY AND SCARY SITUATION.

TAKE A LOOK --

FIREFIGHTERS HAD TO PULL HIM OUT OF A SEPTIC TANK.

REG CHAPMAN HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


MN BOY RESCUED FROM SEPTIC-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

7 YEAR OLD NOAH LAEHN CAN'T GET ENOUGH HIGH FIVE'S AND FIST BUMPS FROM THE TWO MEN WHO PULLED HIM OUT OF THE SEPTIC TANK IN HIS AUNTS YARD.

It was just pitch black.

NOAH AND HIS COUSIN GAVIN WERE PLAYING WHEN ONE MISSING STEP SENT NOAH TUMBLING.

I was running and then i stepped on that and i fell.

NOAH FELL THROUGH THE 2 FT HOLE. HE FELL TEN FEET LANDING IN TWO FEET OF NASTY WATER.

It was creepy and dark and stinky.

He was standing on the sub pump holding on to a pvc pipe.

DEPUTY PAT CAMPBELL WAS THE FIRST ON SCENE.

When I got there to the tank I saw that he was okay he was just holding on to a pole and finally realized we just had to hurry up and get him out.

VIDEO FROM HIS SQUAD SHOWS THE RESCUE. AT FIRST THEY THOUGHT A ROPE WOULD HELP BUT IT WAS A LADDER THAT HELPED THEM RESCUE NOAH.

I had to club up a little bit but or was too tight so they pulled me back up.

I was happy that he was out. There were tears of joy, I was very happy.

NOAH WASN'T HURT AND AFTER A QUICK CHECK FROM DOCTORS AND SEVERAL HOT SHOWERS HE WAS BACK AT IT AGAIN PLAYING IN THE YARD MAKING SURE TO STAY CLEAR OF THE HOLE THAT LEADS TO AN ADVENTURE HE'D RATHER NOT REPEAT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


NEW AT 11 --

A STORY ABOUT A HUSBAND FIGHTING TO KEEP HIS WIFE ALIVE --

MIKAELA'S ALWAYS BEEN MY ROCK/YOU KNOW SHE'S IN A LOT OF PAIN. SHE'S

FACING DEATH AT THE AGE OF 25/

STRAIGHT AHEAD --

HEAR HOW HE'S PUSHING A DRUG COMPANY TO GIVE HIS WIFE A CHANCE AT LIFE --

ALL WITH SOCIAL MEDIA! Return to index of stories...


TZ4 HUSBAND PLEA-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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GMA HUSBAND PLEA-ON CAM


NOW TO A HUSBAND'S DESPERATE BATTLE TO SAVE THE LIFE OF HIS YOUNG WIFE.

SHE'S BATTLING A RARE FORM OF CANCER

NOW -- HER HUSBAND IS LAUNCHING A SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN TO PRESSURE DRUG COMPANIES TO GIVE HIS WIFE ACCESS TO AN

EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT --- THAT COULD BE HER ONLY HOPE.

JIM AVILA HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


GMA HUSBAND PLEA-PKG


SCRIPT:

What would you do if this smart, beautiful 25 year old woman was the love of

your life, and she is dying. Already Exhausted all approved treatments for

a rare and deadly kidney cancer. Well, this is what Mikaela Knapp's

husband Keith is doing. Not giving up.

SOT: KEITH KNAPP, HUSBAND

"MIKAELA'S ALWAYS BEEN MY ROCK/YOU KNOW SHE'S IN A LOT OF PAIN. SHE'S

FACING DEATH AT THE AGE OF 25/ SHE'S JUST SUCH A FIGHTER"

Keith is mobilizing a groundswell of internet support to pressure the FDA to

allow compassionate use of a promising drug still being tested, but not yet

approved.

SOT: KEITH KNAPP, HUSBAND

"WE JUST NEED SOMEONE TO SAY THAT THEY;RE GOING TO PROVIDE US WITH THE DRUG

/ AND WRE NOT GOING TO GIVE UP UNTIL WE GET THAT"

SOT AVILA STANDUP

"AND THE SOCIAL MEDIA BLITZ HAS MOMENTUM. FROM THE FACE BOOK PAGE WHICH

DECLARES "WE GOT THIS" TO TWITTERBOTH PUSHING TO THE CHANGE.ORG PETITION,

WHICH NOW HOVERS AT ABOUT 200 THOUSAND."

Mikaela has made you tube appearances from her northern california hospital

bed,

NAT MIKAELA: "Thank you so much for all your support."

Her situation-similar to 7-year-old josh hardy's. A drug company -agreeing

to give him an experimental kidney drug just this month after an online

campaign. But some in the medical world worry about the pressure put on

doctors, pharmaceutical companies and the FDA by masses moved by emotion,

rather than science.

SOT BITE DR. BESSER/ 20:22:58

"YOU'D LIKE THAT TO BE A DECISION THATS MADE BY THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE

CARING FOR HER/NOT BY THE PRESSURE PUT ON BY A SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN"

A campaign growing in strength, as each day Mikaela's waits and weakens. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX WALL


BREEZY WITH MORE CLOUDS

It is a cool morning across Southwest Florida, but warmer weather is on the way today. Winds will come from the east, turning east-southeasterly at 10-15 mph with gusts near 20 mph. While it won't be as windy as yesterday, it will still be rather breezy. With more of that east to southeasterly turn on the winds, we will warm up today. Afternoon highs are headed to near 80 degrees. With more humidity coming into play we can't rule out a very spotty shower popping up this afternoon. Overnight, we'll see plenty of clouds and we won't be as cool. Expect low temperatures Friday morning to bottom out in the mid 60s with lower 60s inland.

For tomorrow, we'll have cloudy skies and even a few showers showing up by evening.

A cold front pressing its way into Southwest Florida will give scattered showers for Saturday into Sunday. Some of the latest computer guidance suggests that the rain may taper off by Sunday afternoon.so it's possible that the end of the weekend might turn out to be rain-free.

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. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM


OPRAH IS HITTING THE ROAD --

ON A MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING TOUR.

PLUS -- THE KARDASHIANS GET EVEN MORE TV TIME.

JEREMY ROTH HAS MORE IN YOUR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

OPRAH HITS THE ROAD.

THE MEDIA MOGUL HITS UP EIGHT CITIES THIS SUMMER IN A TOUR CALLED "OPRAH'S THE LIFE YOU WANT WEEKEND."

IT'S A TWO DAY MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH SHE SAYS WILL HELP PEOPLE FULFILL THEIR GREATEST POTENTIAL.

THE EVENTS WILL INCLUDE SPECIAL GUESTS LIKE DEEPAK CHOPRA.

THE TOUR STARTS IN SEPTEMBER IN ATLANTA.

A-B-C'S ROBIN ROBERTS HEADS TO DANCING WITH THE STARS.

THE HOST OF GOOD MORNING AMERICA WILL APPEAR AS A GUEST JUDGE.

SHE SAYS SHE WILL HAVE FUN BUT PLANS TO TAKE THE ROLE VERY SERIOUSLY.

ROBERTS IS THE FIRST OF MANY GUEST JUDGES THE SHOW PLANS FOR THIS SEASON.

ANOTHER REALITY SHOW FOR THE KARDASHIANS.

IT'S CALLED KOURTNEY AND KHLOE TAKE THE HAMPTONS.

THE SERIES FOCUSES ON THE TWO SISTERS AS THEY OPEN UP A NEW "DASH" STORE IN THE SWANKY NEW YORK COMMUNITY.

E SAYS THE SHOW WILL DEBUT SOMETIME THIS FALL.

FOR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. I'M JEREMY ROTH. Return to index of stories...


TAYLOR SWIFT SHOES-TRXVOTOPS


GRAMMY-WINNING SINGER TAYLOR SWIFT NOW HAS HER OWN LINE OF "KEDS".

THE COLLECTION REFLECTS SWIFT'S SENSE OF STYLE. WITH EMBELLISHMENTS LIKE A GUITAR PICK AND A HEART WITH HER FAVORITE NUMBER "13".

THE SNEAKERS ARE COLORFUL AND HAVE UNIQUE PATTERNS AND LACES.

THE TAYLOR SWIFT KEDS COLLECTION IS IN NORDSTROM STORES AND ON SEVERAL WEBSITES. Return to index of stories...


WINNING POWERBALL TICKET-VO


A WINNING POWERBALL TICKET IS STILL OUT THERE, AND IT WAS PURCHASED AT A GAS STATION IN BRIDGETON, MISSOURI.

THE WINNING 96-POINT-5 MILLION DOLLAR POWERBALL TICKET WAS SOLD AT THIS MOBIL STATION.

NO ONE HAS COME FORWARD TO CLAIM THE WINNINGS.

MISSOURI LOTTERY OFFICIALS SAY THE STATION WILL RECEIVE A 50-THOUSAND DOLLAR BONUS FOR SELLING THE TICKET. Return to index of stories...


NEW PLANET-OTS


THERE'S A NEW EXCITING FIND -FAR FROM THE REACHES OF OUR SOLAR SYSTEM:

ASTRONOMERS DISCOVERED A PINK DWARF PLANET THAT'S EVEN FARTHER AWAY THAN PLUTO.

IN FACT-- IT IS SO FAR, THAT ITS ORBIT REACHES INTO A NEW EDGE OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM.

IT'S CALLED V-P 113.

RESEARCHERS SHORTENED IT TO V-P AND THEN NICKNAMED THE PLANET BIDEN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


MAKING FEMALE HORMONE REPLACEMENT. PERSONAL.

THE LATEST IN OUR HEALTH MATTERS REPORT -- STRAIGHT AHEAD.

PLUS!

FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE!

WE'VE GOT THE MUST DO'S AND DON'TS TO A LASTING MARRIAGE! Return to index of stories...


TZ5 LASTING MARRIAGE-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-CLIP, BUBBA


ITS A PERSONAL CHOICE.

WOMEN WHO CHOSE TO SOFTEN THE AFFECTS OF MENOPAUSE BY TAKING HORMONE REPLACEMENTS.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS, AMY OSHIER EXPLAINS ONE FORM THAT IS GETTING A LOT OF BUZZ. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


Dr. Mala Singh/Family Practitioner

Amy Oshier/Reporting

PKG:

THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY HAS HAD AN ON-AGAIN, OFF-AGAIN RELATIONSHIP

WITH FEMALE HORMONE REPLACEMENT. USED TO COMBAT THE SIDE

AFFECTS OF MENOPAUSE, DOCTORS AND WOMEN, WANT TO BE SURE IT'S

SAFE.

DR. MALA SINGH/FAMILY PRACTITIONER

RUNS:

:01 Well it's gone back to where it was initially before the big study, Women's Health

Study, it is acceptable now. If you want good quality of life, that's one of the options for

you if you're really being affected by it.

THIS TIME AROUND, DOCTORS ARE PROCEEDING WITH CAUTION. STUDIES

FIND THE BEST RISK RATIO IS WHEN HORMONE REPLACEMENT IS STARTED

IN WOMEN UNDER 59 YEARS OLD OR WITHIN 10 YEARS OF MENOPAUSE. THE

FOCUS IS ON SAFETY FIRST- SCREENING PATIENTS WHO ARE AT LOW RISK

FOR COMPLICATIONS.

DR. MALA SINGH/FAMILY PRACTITIONER

RUNS:

10:38 I would say talk to your primary care doctors talk to your obgyn because everyone

is different, everyone is an individual, everyone has a different medical history. So this

is not something for everybody it has to be very individualized.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

In keeping with this individual approach- some women are taking it a step further- opting

to personalize treatment. Using custom-mixed hormones that are chemically identical to

those your body produces.

DR. MALA SINGH/FAMILY PRACTITIONER

RUNS:

11:49 I would order a panel of labs; all the estrogen, progesterone, prolactin,

testosterone levels and then I would do bio-identical hormones. Those are creams. And

what's great about the creams is you can just modify them yourself. When you use the

cream you use them on your wrist and patients realize ok I feel this is a little too much

for me and they can cut down it on themselves.

BIOIDENTICALS ARE PLANT-BASED BUT COMMERCIALLY PROCESSED. WHILE

THERE'S NO EVIDENCE THEY ARE ANY MORE EFFECTIVE, MORE WOMEN ARE

SEEKING THEM OUT.

DR. MALA SINGH/FAMILY PRACTITIONER

RUNS:

12:46 It's a general trend. People don't want medication, they want more natural things

and the reaction, the side affects so they prefer the bio-identical.

HRT IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR WOMEN WITH: ACTIVE OR PAST BREAST OR

ENDOMETRIAL CANCER, HISTORY OF BLOOD CLOTS OR STROKE, OR LIVER

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


TRAFFIC ASTHMA-TRX,VO


NEW THIS MORNING --

AIR POLLUTION FROM TRAFFIC COULD BE SENDING KIDS WITH ASTHMA BACK TO THE HOSPITAL.

THE STUDY SAYS WHITE CHILDREN WERE THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE RE-HOSPITALIZED.

THERE WAS NO SUCH ASSOCIATION AMONG BLACK CHILDREN. ALTHOUGH THEY HAD HIGHER READMISSION RATES OVERALL.

RESEARCHERS SAY THIS MAY MEAN OTHER FACTORS --

LIKE SOCIAL STRESS OR POOR LIVING CONDITIONS ARE MORE RELEVANT IN MINORITY POPULATIONS. Return to index of stories...


ALCHOLISM APP-VO


A NEW SMART PHONE APPLICATION APPEARS TO HELP PEOPLE IN RECOVERY FOR ALCOHOL ADDICTION.

THE A-CHESS APP FEATURES AUDIO RELAXATION, COMMUNICATION WITH PEER SUPPORT GROUPS, AND EVEN SENDS AN ALERT IF USERS GO NEAR A HIGH-RISK LOCATION, LIKE A BAR.

RESEARCHERS FOUND PATIENTS HAD FEWER BINGE DRINKING EPISODES AND MORE CONSISTENT ABSTINENCE FROM ALCOHOL. Return to index of stories...


DANCE MOVES-trxVOTOPS


SCIENTISTS SAY THEY'VE FIGURED OUT WHICH DANCE MOVEMENTS CATCH A WOMAN'S EYE!

WOMEN RATED DANCERS HIGHER WHEN THEIR HEAD, NECK AND TORSO MOVEMENTS WERE VARIED AND THEY HAD FASTER LEG SPEED.

BUT THEY DID NOT ASSOCIATE ARM MOVEMENTS WITH DANCE ABILITY. Return to index of stories...


LASTING MARRIAGE-2SH CG


IT'S A QUESTION MANY PEOPLE ASK --

IS THERE A TRICK TO A LASTING MARRIAGE?

OR --

CAN YOU REALLY BE IN LOVE FOR 50 PLUS YEARS --

IF YOU LAUGH.

THE ANSWER IS YES.

THE HUFFINGTON POST ASKED COUPLES IN THEIR 90'S MARRIED FOR DECADES THEIR SECRETS. AND THIS IS WHAT THEY CAME UP WITH:

1. CHOOSE YOUR WORDS CAREFULLY

2. DON'T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS. ASK QUESTIONS

3. BE TOLERANT

4. FORGIVE. QUICKLY

5. LAUGH -- HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT


WE'RE LEARNING NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE STUDENT WHO BROUGHT PEPPER SPRAY SIX MILE CHARTER ACADEMY.

THE LATEST IN A LIVE REPORT -- COMING UP ON OUR NEWS AT NOON.

AND --

A PATIENT GETS OUT OF A LOCAL HOSPITAL --

HOW IT ALL HAPPENED IN A LIVE REPORT -- AHEAD AT NOON. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...