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ANCHOR SUPERS FIRST WEATHER-WX
KEY LIST REMEMBERING JIM REIF-VO-JIM FLAG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP FACEBOOK-SS (3)
FIRST WEATHER-WX REMEMBERING JIM REIF-2 SHOT DESK
JIM RIEF PASSES-TRX TC MON INTRO FT HOOD SHOOTING UPDATE-TRX-VO
JIM RIEF PASSES-PKG SEAWORLD DRAMA-TRX, OTS, VO
JIM RIEF PASSES-WIPE-SSTOPS-OC FL FAMILY KILLS BURGLAR-OC-SOTVO
JIM RIEF PASSES-2 SHOT HOME INVASION HOTLINE-VO
DEADLY PALM BEACH CRASH-TRX-OC-MAPFLY SHELVING COLLAPSE-TRX-VOTOPS
DEADLY PALM BEACH CRASH-REM LIVE EQUAL PAY OBAMA-TRX-VO
DEADLY PALM BEACH CRASH-VO HILLARY CLINTON EMBARKS ON 3 STATE SWING-VO
DEADLY PALM BEACH CRASH-SOT JINDAL TO HEADLINE SOUTH CAROLINA GOP CONVENTION-V
DEADLY PALM BEACH CRASH-REM LIVE UKRAINE ANTI TERROR OPERATION-OC-ANIBOX
HERTZ OPEN HOUSE-TRX-VO-BNR UKRAINE PARLIAMENT FIGHT-vo
RICK SCOTT TUITION-OTS ABSENTEE BALLOTS-VO
BRIDGEGATE SCANDAL MEETING-TRX-VO HOUSING MARKET UPDATE-VO
UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS BILL HEADED TO HOUSE-VO HOUSING MARKET UPDATE-SOTOC
STOCKS-trxSATLIVE FM HELPING THE Q-TRX-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-ON CAM TEASE FOUR-OC CAM
TZ1 A) PISTORIUS TAKES STAND-VO TZ4 A) CONGRESSMAN APOLOGY-VO
TZ1 B) FLOODING AND TORNADOES-VOTOPS TZ4 B) UNCONN ARRESTS & UK FANS-VOTOPS
WEATHER-STC WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
PISTORIUS TAKES STAND-TRX-OC CONGRESSMAN APOLOGY-VOTOPS-OC
PISTORIUS TAKES STAND-PKG CONGRESSMAN APOLOGY-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP FL PASTOR SCANDAL-OC SOT VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
FLOODING AND TORNADOES-TRX-VO PLASMA FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
FLOODING AND TORNADOES-PKG UNCONN ARRESTS-ANIBOX
MALAYSIA UPDATE-VO UK FANS CROWD STREETS, START FIRES AFTER NCAA LOSS
SLEEPWALKING CRASH-TRX-VOTOPS BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK COLLEGES-TRX-VOTOPS
TEASE TWO-ON CAM PARALYZED MEN MOVE-TRX-OC
TZ2 A ) TAX SEASON SCAMMERS-VO PARALYZED MEN MOVE-PKG
TZ2 B) MIDSIZE SUVS CRASH TESTS-VOTOPS GOOGLE GLASSES-VO
TAX SEASON SCAMMERS-VO PLASMA SMART CAR TIPPING-EANIBOX, FULL
TAX SEASON SCAMMERS-PKG JIM REIF PROPOSAL-VO
TAX SEASON SCAMMERS-OC JIM REIF PROPOSAL-SS
FORD RECALLS FORD ESCAPES-TRX-VO JIM REIF-TRXVO TOPS
MIDSIZE SUVS CRASH TESTS-OC-(4SS)-OC TOP STORY 2-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE-ONCAM TOP STORY 3-VOTOPS
TZ3 A) FT HOOD SHOOTING UPDATE-VO MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
TZ3) SEAWORLD DRAMA-VOTOPS CLOSE-3-SHOT
DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS REMEMBERING JIM REIF-FSS-W JIM MUSIC
SEVERE WEATHER OPEN-CLIP END TIME------------


ANCHOR SUPERS


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX


"Showers and storms move in today"

Our streak of warm days with plenty of sunshine will come to an end today as showers and storms move in ahead of our next cold front. In its wake, a cooler and drier airmass will filter down the peninsula allowing for sunnier weather to return for the end of the week.

Our morning will be quite humid with temperatures in the lower 70s. Our skies will start off mostly cloudy and the vast majority of us will stay dry through sunrise, however a stray shower washing in off the gulf can't be ruled out. Clouds will thicken through the late morning hours and the winds will kick up ahead of a line of showers and t-storms. Expect the rain to approach our far northern counties by mid to late morning. This line will continue to sag south and east through the afternoon, keeping our daytime highs in the low 80s. The severe weather risk remains low, with heavier downpours and gusty winds being the main threats.

The rain will begin to weaken as it pulls away from Southwest Florida, and quiet conditions will be in store for the rest of the night. Temperatures will also be about 10° cooler as they bottom out in the lower 60s by tomorrow morning.

High pressure will build in across the state on Wednesday allowing skies to clear and the sunshine to return. Winds will be quite gusty out of the north and northwest as it sends in cooler and drier air. Daytime highs will remain unseasonably cool as they top out in the upper 70s. By Thursday morning, temperatures will dip into the middle 50s with a nice warm up during the day as highs warm into the lower half of the 80s. Mainly dry and partly sunny skies will remain in the forecast through the weekend. Return to index of stories...


JIM RIEF PASSES-TRX TC MON INTRO


A HUGE LOSS TODAY FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ESPECIALLY HERE AT WATERMAN BROADCASTING.

NBC2'S DIRECTOR OF METEOROLOGY.

OUR FRIEND.

JIM REIF HAS PASSED AWAY.

JIM FELL OFF HIS BICYCLE WHILE RIDING ALONG BEN HILL GRIFFIN PARKWAY ON SUNDAY.

HIS LOVED ONES TELL US -

JIM HIT HIS HEAD ON THE CURB AND SUFFERED TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES.

FOR 35-YEARS HE WAS THE TRUSTED VOICE IN WEATHER FORECASTING.

A GREAT MAN. WHO LEFT US WITH LOVE IN HIS HEART.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION TAKES A LOOK BACK AT HIS LIFE. Return to index of stories...


JIM RIEF PASSES-PKG


0024 "Anyway another scorcher 98 degrees here in Fort Myers."

A STAPLE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WEATHER -

0214 "Oh forget it. Let's talk about the local weather in a few minutes.

Jim Reif's weather cast has earned the American Meteorological Society's seal of approval."

AND ON THE AIRWAVES FOR 35 YEARS -

0323 "Of course, the hurricane warnings continue on the west coast."

YOU COULD COUNT ON METEOROLOGIST JIM REIF WHEN IT MATTERED MOST.

0524 "You need to take protective measures now to protect your life and the life of your loved ones."

1649 "over 30 years, he hadn't lost it. It hadn't become old hat to him.

He never took it for granted especially during bad weather. He was always on his game."

VIEWERS TRUSTED REIF TO GET HIS FORECASTS RIGHT.

. SO DID EMERGENCY MANAGERS.

4936 "He's always been in terms of the weather and tropical weather. He's been my go to guy.

He's been the guy who after I crew on all the other stuff, after I've looked at all the models. I call him and say what do you think."

BEYOND THE PREDICTIONS -

5316 "If you were a friend of Jim Reif once, you were a friend forever. He's that kind of guy."

REIF'S LIFE WAS RICH WITH FRIENDS

1352 "We were what we used to call a dream team. We were young and eager."

. AND LOVE.

0543 "I'm the luckiest guy in the world."

JUST LAST WEEK,

THE WEATHERMAN SMILED BRIGHT

. ANNOUNCING HIS ENGAGEMENT TO FIANCE JANE HESS.

0413 "I asked her a simple little question if she wouldn't mind spending the rest of her life with me."

HIS HAPPINESS FELT THROUGHOUT OUR NEWSROOM FAMILY.

0536 "I've never seen Jim happier than in the last couple of weeks after getting engaged, going to Switzerland, being with Jane, seeing the castles."

REIF'S ROOTS WITH WATERMAN BROADCASTING

- GO BACK TO 1999.

0251 "I got here and I was standing next to Jim Reif.

30 plus years experience in this market. Everybody knew him."

HIS DEPARTURE -

HITS US ALL HARD.

0623 "Life really is short and every moment is precious and when he left on Friday I said see you Monday, I just assumed we would.

You can't make that assumption about life so you have to live every day to the fullest. I will never ever forget Jim Reif."

ON SUNDAY,

REIF FELL OFF HIS BICYCLE,

SUFFERED TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES,

AND PASSED AWAY WITH LITTLE WARNING.

1518 "He loved everything about weather morning, noon, and night. He just had such a

passion for that."

HIS LEGACY -

IS ONE OF WEATHER.

0329 "He will always be remembered for Charley, Francis, Ivan, Jean, and every other one that came down the pipe."

. CAPTURED DURING WALL-TO-WALL COVERAGE OF HURRICANE CHARLEY.

0341 "140 mph it's a cat 4 hurricane moving directly to lee county."

TONIGHT, WE REMEMBER FIRST

--- A FORECASTER.

0328 "Wendy not only is it hot outside. It's also a little warm on the inside

TURNED FOREVER,

A FRIEND.

5425 "I will miss having him a phone call away. There will be more than a few times this season where I will start to dial that number and know nobody's there."

-- WHO LEFT AN UNDENIABLE MARK ON OUR COMMUNITY.

1632 "He chose to stay here. He wanted to make this is home. He did. I think we're richer for it."

5455 "They need to remember him as a guy that thought an awful lot about them.

He really cared about the people of SWFL."

REPORTING TONIGHT, STEVE CAMPION, NBC2 Return to index of stories...


JIM RIEF PASSES-WIPE-SSTOPS-OC


SHORT MOMENT OF SILENCE

WE APPRECIATE ALL OF THE KIND WORDS AND PRAYERS. VIEWERS ARE SHARING WITH US ON FACEBOOK AND THROUGH EMAIL.

ON FACEBOOK. PLEASE KEEP SHARING YOUR STORIES ABOUT JIM.

YOU CAN ALSO POST YOUR CONDOLENCES THERE.

WE WILL BE SHARING YOUR COMMENTS WITH JIM'S FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


JIM RIEF PASSES-2 SHOT


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DEADLY PALM BEACH CRASH-TRX-OC-MAPFLY


WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT THE IDENTITY OF A WOMAN WHO HIT AND KILLED IN FORT MYERS THIS MORNING.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 6:30 NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF MARSH AND PALM BEACH BOULEVARD.

NBC-2'S LINDSEY FRY IS THERE WITH THE LATEST DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY PALM BEACH CRASH-REM LIVE


THIS IS WHERE AUTHORITIES SAY THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED THIS MORNING. FORT

MYERS POLICE SAY, THEY GOT THE CALL AT 615---WHEN THEY ARRIVED THEY

TELL US, A PEDESTRIAN WAS IN THE ROADWAY HERE AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A

CAR. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY PALM BEACH CRASH-VO


YOU;RE LOOKING AT VIDEO FROM THIS MORNING. POLICE CLOSED ALL EASTBOUND

LANES IF PALM BEACH BKVD AND MARSH AVENUE FOR ABOUT THREE HOURS.

POLICE HAVE NOT RELEASED THE VICTIMS NAME---BUT THEY TELL US, THE

PERSON DIED AT THE SCENE. WE'RE WORKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON

WHAT HAPPENED THIS MORNING. NOW IVE BEEN TALKING WITH FLORIDA HIGHWAY

PATROL WHO TELL ME Return to index of stories...


DEADLY PALM BEACH CRASH-SOT


I just think ppl need to be more careful. They need to be careful with

how they're driving. Palm beach blvd is a busy road. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY PALM BEACH CRASH-REM LIVE


PALM BEACH BLVD IS A ROAD THAT HAS SOME OF THE MOST PEDESTRIAN RELATED

ACCIDENTS IN FORT MYERS. WE'LL BE DOING SOME DIGGING THROUGHOUT THE

DAY TO FIIND OUT WHY THERE ARE SO MANY ACCIDENTS HERE. WE'LL ALSO BE

WORKING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS TRAGIC ACCIDENT. LIVE IN FORT

MYERS LOINDSEY FRY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


HERTZ OPEN HOUSE-TRX-VO-BNR


INTERVIEWS ARE UNDERWAY FOR HERTZ.

THE RENTAL COMPANY NEEDS CUSTOMER SALES SPECIALISTS AND TEAM LEADERS.

INTERVIEWS BEGAN AT NINE THIS MORNING TODAY IN BONITA SPRINGS.

IT WILL END AT 4 THIS AFTERNOON.

TO APPLY. HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

YOU MUST SCHEDULE YOUR INTERVIEW IN ADVANCE.

THURSDAY IS THE LAST DAY. Return to index of stories...


RICK SCOTT TUITION-OTS


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS PREPARING TO MAKE A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT.

WE KNOW IT HAS TO DO WITH TUITION AND COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY.

HE'LL MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AT A HIGH SCHOOL IN ORLANDO AT 9:30 THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


BRIDGEGATE SCANDAL MEETING-TRX-VO


DEVELOPING TODAY --

NBC2 IS UNCOVERING THERE'S A MEETING SCHEDULED TODAY FOR THE STATE LEGISLATORS IN NEW JERSEY.

THEY'RE INVESTIGATING THE SCANDALS IN GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE'S OFFICE.

THE MEETING COMES AMID REPORTS ONE OF CHRISTIE'S FORMER APPOINTEES INVOLVED IN THE BRIDGEGATE SCANDAL HAS MET WITH FEDERAL PROSECUTORS.

E-MAILS IN THE INVESTIGATION SHOW THERE ARE MESSAGES WITH ANOTHER TOP CHRISTIE AIDE ABOUT SHUTTING DOWN LANES AT THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE AS APPARENT POLITICAL PAYBACK. Return to index of stories...


UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS BILL HEADED TO HOUSE-VO


THE SENATE VOTED TO PASS A BILL THAT WOULD RESTORE LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. FOR FIVE MONTHS.

THOSE BENEFITS.WOULD COVER WORKERS WHO HAVE BEEN OUT OF WORK LONGER THAN 26 WEEKS.

THEY EXPIRED AT THE END OF LAST YEAR.

BUT TO BECOME LAW-- THE BILL WOULD NEED APPROVAL IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

AND SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER HASN'T AGREED TO BRING IT UP FOR A VOTE. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-trxSATLIVE


STOCKS ARE DRIFTING MOSTLY HIGHER IN EARLY TRADING ON WALL STREET AS THE MARKET STABILIZES AFTER A THREE-DAY SLUMP.

INVESTORS WILL START TO FOCUS ON COMPANY EARNINGS THIS WEEK.

THE MARKET LOGGED ITS LONGEST LOSING STREAK IN TWO MONTHS MONDAY, EXTENDING A SELL-OFF THAT BEGAN LAST WEEK.

LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD.

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


TEASE ONE-ON CAM


A SEVERE ROUND OF STORMS. SWEPT THROUGH THE SOUTH, MONDAY EVENING --

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE LONG TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION IT LEFT BEHIND.

AND WE'LL TELL YOU THE SEVERE WEATHER THAT'S MOVING THROUGH SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

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TZ1 A) PISTORIUS TAKES STAND-VO


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TZ1 B) FLOODING AND TORNADOES-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


PISTORIUS TAKES STAND-TRX-OC


BUT WE BEGIN WITH OSCAR PISTORIUS -- TAKING THE STAND FOR THE SECOND DAY --

ON TRIAL FOR THE MURDER OF GIRLFRIEND REEVA STEENKAMP --

HE SPEAKS ABOUT THE NIGHT WHERE HE SHOT HIS GIRLFRIEND.

MATT GUTMAN HAS THE LATEST FROM THE COURTHOUSE IN PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA -- Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TAKES STAND-PKG


EARLIER, THE DEFENSE HAD PISTORIUS READ DOZENS OF TEXT MESSAGES BETWEEN HIM

AND REEVA IN THE DAYS BEFORE THE SHOOTING

EXPOSING THE MOST INTIMATE DETAILS OF A RELATIONSHIP,

GFX 1:

Oscar to Reeva:

042020 "Xx means alot"

OFTEN LOVING AND MUNDANE

GFX 2:

Reeva to Oscar:

050223 "Miss you special person"

SHE SENT HIM SEXY SELFIES, HE CALLED HER

GFX 3: Keyable

Nats "my angel"

SOMETIMES SHE MADE HIM SOUND MENACING. AND ANGRY

GFX 4:

Reeva to Oscar:

035219: "I'm scared of u sometimes and how u snap at me."

BREAKING DOWN AS HE READ

GFX 6:

Reeva to Oscar:

35214: "I'm the girl who fell in love with u and wanted to tell you this

weekend."

THE GOAL TO UNDERCUT THE PROSECUTIONS ASSERTIONS THAT TROUBLE WAS BREWING

FOR SOUTH AFRICA'S MOST CELEBRATED COUPLE.

IT WAS A FAR MORE RESERVED PISTORIUS THAN ON MONDAY - WHEN A MAN CRIPPLED BY

GUILT FIRST TOOK THE STAND

GFX 5:

Voice of Oscar Pistorius:

060655 "I can't imagine the pain and the sorrow and the emptiness that I've

caused you and your family."

DESCRIBING HIS DESCENT INTO TERROR AND PARANOIA

MONDAY: 611 I am afraid of a firearm. I have a security guard stand outside

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

"Showers and storms move in today"

Our streak of warm days with plenty of sunshine will come to an end today as showers and storms move in ahead of our next cold front. In its wake, a cooler and drier airmass will filter down the peninsula allowing for sunnier weather to return for the end of the week.

Our morning will be quite humid with temperatures in the lower 70s. Our skies will start off mostly cloudy and the vast majority of us will stay dry through sunrise, however a stray shower washing in off the gulf can't be ruled out. Clouds will thicken through the late morning hours and the winds will kick up ahead of a line of showers and t-storms. Expect the rain to approach our far northern counties by mid to late morning. This line will continue to sag south and east through the afternoon, keeping our daytime highs in the low 80s. The severe weather risk remains low, with heavier downpours and gusty winds being the main threats.

The rain will begin to weaken as it pulls away from Southwest Florida, and quiet conditions will be in store for the rest of the night. Temperatures will also be about 10° cooler as they bottom out in the lower 60s by tomorrow morning.

High pressure will build in across the state on Wednesday allowing skies to clear and the sunshine to return. Winds will be quite gusty out of the north and northwest as it sends in cooler and drier air. Daytime highs will remain unseasonably cool as they top out in the upper 70s. By Thursday morning, temperatures will dip into the middle 50s with a nice warm up during the day as highs warm into the lower half of the 80s. Mainly dry and partly sunny skies will remain in the forecast through the weekend. Return to index of stories...


FLOODING AND TORNADOES-TRX-VO PLASMA


THAT SEVERE WEATHER CAUSING SO MUCH HAVOC IN THE SOUTHEAST.

THERE ARE SOME INCREDIBLE SURVIVAL STORIES AS THE TWISTERS SWEPT ACROSS THE SOUTH.

STEVE OSUNSAMI IS RIGHT OUTSIDE ATLANTA WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


FLOODING AND TORNADOES-PKG


TRK 1: 6 SECONDS

THE STORM WAS ESPECIALLY HARD ON THE DEEP SOUTH WITH TORNADOES FALLING FROM

THE SKY IN NORTH CAROLINA AND MISSISSIPPI

DEVASTATING DAMAGE IN BEAUFORT COUNTY.13 PEOPLE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL

INCLUDING A FATHER AND 9 YEAR OLD SON DRIVING HOME FROM SCHOOL WHEN THE

TWISTER PICKED UP THEIR TRUCK

wcin reporter: witnesses tell me that this truck was part of the tornado

damage. they say the truck went up into the air.over power lines.spun a

couple of times and landed in this abandoned field

A SCENE OUT OF WIZARD OF OZ. THE TWO ARE EXPECTED TO BE ALL RIGHT

DOZENS OF HOMES WIPED OUT

TRK 2: 4 SECONDS

THIS TWISTER WAS THE FRIGHTENING VIEW FROM A BACKYARD-- IN PANTEGO, NORTH

CAROLINA

Nats

TRK 3: 4 SECONDS

THERE WAS POUNDING HAIL TOO GOLF-BALL SIZED IN TEXAS

nats

TRK 4: 7 SECONDS

AND IT FELT LIKE THE RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS WOULDN'T STOP IN ALABAMA AND

GEORGIATHIS ATLANTA PLAYGROUND LOOKED MORE LIKE A LAKE

Nats

TRK 5: 8 SECONDS

AND TWO DRAMAITC RESCUES IN BIRMINGHAM-THREE PEOPLE, INCLUDING TWO CHILDREN

HELPED TO SAFETY AFTER THEIR CAR WAS TRAPPED BY RISING FLOOD WATERS

TRK 6: 6 SECONDS

FIREFIGHTERS BROUGHT OUT THE BOATS--RESCUING NEARLY A HUNDRED FAMILIES FROM

THIS APARTMENT BUILDING

Chad Crosson/ Resident "They were freaking out hyper ventilating and they

were trying to make sure that everyone was up and knocking on friends doors.

"

TRK 7: 5 SECONDS

THIS WAS THE SCENE AFTER AN EF2 TORNADO RIPPED THROUGH COVINGTON COUNTY,

MISSISSIPPI - WINDS SPEEDS WERE UP TO 125 MILES AN HOUR -- IT WAS ON THE

GROUND FOR 16 MILES

TRK 8: 10 SECONDS

AND IN YAZOO CITY, A 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL'S BODY WAS RECOVERED OVERNIGHT AFTER

AUTHORITIES SAY SHE WAS SWEPT AWAY IN A FLASH FLOOD WHILE PLAYING OUTSIDE

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MALAYSIA UPDATE-VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW--

AN AUSTRALIAN SEARCH CREW SPOTTED DEBRIS DURING TODAY'S SEARCH FOR MH370, BUT IT'S NOT CLEAR IF IT IS RELATED TO THE MISSING PLANE.

TODAY MARKS ONE MONTH SINCE THE PLANE DISAPPEARED.

A U-S NAVY COMMANDER SAID THE SEARCH FOR SURFACE DEBRIS WILL CONTINUE DESPITE A FOCUS ON LOCATING THE BLACK BOXES.

OFFICIALS SAID FAINT SOUNDS HEARD DEEP BELOW THE INDIAN OCEAN OVER THE WEEKEND WERE CONSISTENT WITH THE PLANE'S BLACK BOXES. Return to index of stories...


SLEEPWALKING CRASH-TRX-VOTOPS


AND A TEN YEAR OLD IS IN TROUBLE IN OHIO. FOR WRECKING THE FAMILY CAR.

POLICE SAY SHE GRABBED THE KEYS AND CRASHED INTO FOUR OTHER CAR. BARELY DRIVING THREE BLOCKS.

BUT SHE SAYS SHE WAS SLEEPWALKING.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

POLICE CITED HER WITH FAILURE TO CONTROL A CAR. NOT WEARING A SEATBELT. AND OPERATING A VEHICLE WITHOUT A LICENSE.

SHE'LL HAVE TO GO TO COURT.

BUT IT'S POSSIBLE THE CHARGES WILL GET TOSSED OUT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ON CAM


TIME IS RUNNING OUT -- TO FILE YOUR TAXES.

YOU ONLY HAVE A WEEK LEFT.

AND FOR ALL THE LAST-MINUTE-FILERS -- THE I-R-S HAS A WARNING.

NBC-2 HAS TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR IDENTITY PROTECTED.

AND THERE'S GOOD NEWS FOR GENERAL MOTORS: TWO MODELS EARN THE ONLY GOOD RATINGS IN THE CLASS. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A ) TAX SEASON SCAMMERS-VO


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TZ2 B) MIDSIZE SUVS CRASH TESTS-VOTOPS


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TAX SEASON SCAMMERS-VO PLASMA


PUT IT ON THE CALENDAR.

TAX DAY IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER.

THERE ARE JUST 8 DAYS LEFT. UNTIL THE DEADLINE.

THIS YEAR, THE I.R.S. PUT OUT A WARNING:

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SCAMS, THAT LOOK OFFICIAL.

REBECCA JARVIS. HAS THAT. AND MORE TAX TIPS. Return to index of stories...


TAX SEASON SCAMMERS-PKG


SCAMMERS ARE OUT THERE PREYING ON THE VULNERABLE--AND THEIR PHONY COME-ONS

ARE GETTING MORE AND MORE CONVINCING.

SO, WHAT SHOULD TAXPAYERS LOOK OUT FOR?

FIRST AND FOREMOST--IDENTITY THEFT.YOUR BEST DEFENSE: GUARD YOUR PERSONAL

INFORMATION RELIGIOUSLY--DON'T GIVE OUT INFORMATION JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE

ASKED FOR IT--USE FIRE-WALLS AND VIRUS SOFTWARE ON YOUR COMPUTER--AND NEVER

OPEN A QUESTIONABLE E-MAIL. IF YOU SUSPECT YOU ARE AT RISK--DUE TO LOSS OR

THEFT--CONTACT THE I.R.S. IDENTITY PROTECTION UNIT--AT 1-800-908-4490--

IMMEDIATELY.

ALSO ON THE RISE THIS YEAR--PHONE SCAMS. CALLERS OFTEN APPROACH VICTIMS--

SOMETIMES SAYING THEY'RE ENTITLED TO REFUNDS--OTHER TIMES--CLAIMING THEY OWE

MONEY--THEN THREATEN THEM WITH ARREST. THEY'VE BECOME SKILLED AT "SPOOFING

" THE IRS TOLL-FREE NUMBER ON CALLER ID AND OFTEN HAVE JUST ENOUGH PERSONAL

INFORMATION TO SOUND AUTHENTIC. IF YOU RECEIVE SUCH A CALL, HANG UP--AND

CALL THE I.R.S. BACK AT 1-800-829-1040. AND NEVER, EVER GIVE A CALLER

MONEY--EITHER DIRECTLY--THROUGH A PRE-LOADED DEBIT CARD--OR A WIRE TRANSFER-

-NO MATTER HOW HOSTILE THE CALLER BECOMES.

"PHISHING" IS A SCAM THAT USES E-MAIL OR FAKE WEBSITES TO LURE VICTIMS--

HOPING TO GLEAN VALUABLE PERSONAL INFORMATION. IF YOU RECEIVE A SKETCHY E-

MAIL--OR DISCOVER A WEBSITE THAT CLAIMS TO THE BE THE I.R.S.--BUT YOU

SUSPECT IT'S BOGUS--FORWARD IT--UNOPENED--TO PHISHING@IRS.GOV. Return to index of stories...


TAX SEASON SCAMMERS-OC


REBECCA JARVIS WITH THAT REPORT --

ALSO -- WATCH OUT FOR SCAMMERS, POSING AS TAX PREPARERS.

THEY'LL ATTEMP TO LURE PEOPLE. WITH PROMISES OF "FREE MONEY" OR BIGGER REFUNDS. Return to index of stories...


FORD RECALLS FORD ESCAPES-TRX-VO


WE HAVE A CONSUMER ALERT FOR YOU

THERE'S ANOTHER RECALL THIS TIME IT'S FROM FORD.

THEY ARE RECALLING NEARLY FOUR HUNDRED FORD ESCAPES FROM 2001 THROUGH 2004 MODEL YEARS.

THE CORROSION OF THE FRONT SUBRAME WHICH CARRIES THE ENGINE,

TRANSMISSION, STEERING GEAR AND THE FRONT SUSPENSION, BRAKES AND WHEELS.

THE CORROSION CAN LEAD TO SEPARATION OF A CONTROL ARM WHICH COULD INTEREFER

WITH STEERING AND INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

THE REGIONAL RECALL ONLY APPLIES TO VEHICLES BOUGHT OR REGISTERED IN COLD-WEATHER STATES AND

WASHINGTON DC. Return to index of stories...


MIDSIZE SUVS CRASH TESTS-OC-(4SS)-OC


NEW CRASH SAFETY TESTS RELEASED ---

AND THERE'S GOOD NEWS FOR GENERAL MOTORS: TWO MID-SIZE S-U-V'S MODELS EARN THE ONLY GOOD RATINGS IN THE CLASS.

HERE'S HOW THEY BREAK DOWN --

IN A STUDY DONE BY THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY --

GM'S CHEVY EQUINOX AND GMC TERRAIN SCORED THE HIGHEST RATING --

THE TOYOTA HIGHLANDER WAS SECOND BEST.

JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, TOYOTA 4-RUNNER AND FORD EXPLORER ALL HAD MARJINAL RATINGS.

THE WORST RATINGS WERE THE KIA SORENTO, MAZDA CX-9, AND THE HONDA PILOT.

THESE TESTS ARE FOR 2014 MODELS --

WE'RE LEARNING ALL OF THE S-U-V'S DID FAIRLY WELL -- GM'S MODELS WERE JUST THE BEST.

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TEASE THREE-ONCAM


NBC2 IS UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE FORT HOOD GUNMAN --

STRAIGHT AHEAD --

THE REASON OFFICIALS SAY IVAN LOPEZ WAS PUSHED OVER THE EDGE --

PLUS --

THERE COULD BE MORE TROUBLE FOR SEAWORLD --

THIS TIME AT ITS SAN DIEGO PARK --

FIND OUT WHAT A NEW BILL IS TRYING TO DO.

BUT FIRST -- HERE'S A LOOK AT WHAT'S COMING UP TODAY AT 3 O'CLOCK ON DR. OZ--- Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) FT HOOD SHOOTING UPDATE-VO


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TZ3) SEAWORLD DRAMA-VOTOPS


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DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS


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SEVERE WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX


"Showers and storms move in today"

Our streak of warm days with plenty of sunshine will come to an end today as showers and storms move in ahead of our next cold front. In its wake, a cooler and drier airmass will filter down the peninsula allowing for sunnier weather to return for the end of the week.

Skies will stay mostly cloudy through the late morning hours, and the winds will kick up ahead of a line of showers and t-storms currently located out in the Gulf of Mexico. Expect the rain to approach our far northern counties by late morning. This line will continue to sag south and east through the afternoon, keeping our daytime highs in the low 80s. The severe weather risk remains low, with heavier downpours and gusty winds being the main threats.

The rain will begin to weaken as it pulls away from Southwest Florida, and quiet conditions will be in store for the rest of the night. Temperatures will also be about 10° cooler as they bottom out in the lower 60s by tomorrow morning.

High pressure will build in across the state on Wednesday allowing skies to clear and the sunshine to return. Winds will be quite gusty out of the north and northwest as it sends in cooler and drier air. Daytime highs will remain unseasonably cool as they top out in the upper 70s. By Thursday morning, temperatures will dip into the middle 50s with a nice warm up during the day as highs warm into the lower half of the 80s. Mainly dry and partly sunny skies will remain in the forecast through the weekend. Return to index of stories...


REMEMBERING JIM REIF-VO-JIM FLAG


IT'S A SAD DAY HERE AT NBC-2.

OUR FRIEND AND BELOVED COLLEAGUE.JIM REIF.PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT.

JIM WAS IN A BICYCLE ACCIDENT ON SUNDAY

HE WORKED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR 35 YEARS -- AND WAS A BELOVED MEMBER OF THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY.

WE ARE IN TOUCH WITH JIM'S FAMILY AND HIS FIANCE JANE.

COUNT ON US TO PASS ALONG ANY INFORMATION ABOUT MEMORIAL SERVICES. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK-SS (3)


MANY OF YOU ARE EXPRESSING YOUR CONDOLENCES AND WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF JIM ON THE NBC2 FACEBOOK PAGE --

ONE MANY OF US CAN IDENTIFY WITH:

"WHEN I MOVED TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HE WAS SOURCE OF WEATHER AND INFORMATION ON THE AREA. SO MANY YEARS OF HIM IN MY LIFE MAKES ME FEEL I HAVE LOST A GOOD AND STEADY FRIEND." Return to index of stories...


REMEMBERING JIM REIF-2 SHOT DESK


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FT HOOD SHOOTING UPDATE-TRX-VO


NBC-2 HAS DISCOVERED THE FORT HOOD SHOOTER SNAPPED AFTER A REQUEST FOR LEAVE TIME.

BUT AN ARMY SPOKESMAN DID NOT SAY WHETHER SPECIAL IVAN LOPEZ WAS GRANTED THE LEAVE.

THE RAMPAGE LEFT THREE DEAD AND 16 WOUNDED LAST WEEK.

WE'VE ALSO LEARNED THE SHOOTING SPREE COVERED THE EQUIVALENT OF TWO CITY BLOCKS, AS LOPEZ DROVE FROM ONE AREA TO ANOTHER ON THE TEXAS BASE RANDOMLY FIRING AT SOLDIERS. Return to index of stories...


SEAWORLD DRAMA-TRX, OTS, VO


A BILL THAT COULD FORCE SEA WORLD IN SAN DIEGO TO STOP USING KILLER WHALES IN IT'S SHOWS.

TODAY CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS WILL HOLD THEIR FIRST HEARING.

SEAWORLD IN SAN DIEGO HOUSES 10 KILLER WHALES.

IF THE MEASURE BECOMES LAW THE PARK WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BREED.

THE WHALES WILL ALSO BE RELEASED FROM THEIR TANKS.

THE BILL IS IN RESPONSE TO THE DOCUMENTARY BLACKFISH.

WHICH EXPLORES THE MISUSE OF KILLER WHALES IN SHOW BUSINESS. Return to index of stories...


FL FAMILY KILLS BURGLAR-OC-SOTVO


AN ARMED FLORIDA FAMILY SHOOTS AND KILLS AN ALLEGED INTRUDER.

It's not a very far reach to assume that's someone forcing their way in to your residence early in the morning, they're not there to wish you well,"

POLICE IN WINTER HAVEN SAY -- THE HOMEOWNERS HEARD SOMEONE TRYING TO COME THROUGH THEIR BACK DOOR.

THAT'S WHEN THEY FIRED A WARNING SHOT.

BUT THAT DIDN'T DETER THE WOULD-BE INTRUDER.

THE SUSPECT DIED ON THE SCENE.

NO WORD ON WHETHER THE HOMEOWNERS WILL FACE ANY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION HOTLINE-VO


BACK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

COLLIER DEPUTIES HOPE A NEW HOTLINE. CAN HELP SOLVE A RECENT FLOOD, OF UPSCALE HOME INVASIONS.

MASKED GUNMAN HAVE TIED UP AND ROBBED. FIVE FAMILIES SINCE THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY.

RITZY, GATED HOMES.

THE MOST RECENT HAPPENED LAST THURSDAY, AT QUAIL WEST COUNTRY CLUB.

DEPUTIES LAUNCHED THE HOTLINE FRIDAY. AND ALREADY GOT SEVERAL TIPS. Return to index of stories...


SHELVING COLLAPSE-TRX-VOTOPS


IN NEW YORK CITY.

EIGHT PEOPLE WERE INJURED, SEVEN SERIOUSLY, WHEN PACKED SHELVING UNITS COLLAPSED AT A BRONX DOLLAR STORE.

OFFICIALS SAY THE COLLAPSING SHELVES BURIED PEOPLE UNDER PILES OF MERCHANDISE.

SOME OF THE VICTIMS SUFFERED BROKEN BONES. BUT ARE EXECPTED TO SURVIVE.

MORE THAN 60 FIREFIGHTERS HELPED PUT OUT THE FIRE.

THE CAUSE OF THE SHELVING COLLAPSE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


EQUAL PAY OBAMA-TRX-VO


TODAY IS EQUAL PAY DAY.

THAT MEANS THE AVERAGE WOMAN HAS TO WORK THROUGH THE EIGHTH OF APRIL -

PLUS ALL OF LAST YEAR - TO EARN WHAT THE AVERAGE MAN EARNED LAST YEAR.

THE SENATE'S DUE TO VOTE ON PAY EQUITY THIS WEEK.

THAT BILL WOULD CLOSE THE WAGE GAP.

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HILLARY CLINTON EMBARKS ON 3 STATE SWING-VO


FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON HEADS TO THE WEST COAST THIS WEEK FOR A STRING OF PAID SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS.

SHE'LL MAKE STOPS IN CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND OREGON.

HER TRIP BEGINS TODAY AT A MARKETING SUMMIT IN SAN FRANCISCO.

IT WILL WRAP UP FRIDAY WITH AN APPEARANCE VIA SATELLITE AT A HEALTH CONFERENCE IN SAN DIEGO.

THE TRIP WILL BE CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY "READY FOR HILLARY", A SUPER PAC THAT IS URGING HER TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT.

SHE HAS NOT SAID WHETHER OR NOT SHE WILL RUN IN 2016. Return to index of stories...


JINDAL TO HEADLINE SOUTH CAROLINA GOP CONVENTION-V


BUT WE DO KNOW LOUISIANA GOVERNOR BOBBY JINDAL WILL HEADLINE THE SOUTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN PARTY'S SILVER ELEPHANT DINNER.

THAT'S A MAJOR G-O-P FUNDRAISING EVENT IN THE EARLY PRIMARY STATE.

IT DOUBLES AS A MUST-DO STOPOVER FOR AMBITIOUS POLITICIANS WITH AN EYE ON THE WHITE HOUSE.

JINDAL WILL ADDRESS THE BANQUET, THE FINALE OF THE STATE G-O-P'S ANNUAL CONVENTION IN COLUMBIA, ON JUNE 6TH.

THE IOWA REPUBLICAN PARTY SAYS JINDAL WILL APPEAR AT THE PARTY'S CONVENTION IN JUNE. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE ANTI TERROR OPERATION-OC-ANIBOX


THE CRISIS CONTINUES IN UKRAINE.

NATO WILL LIMIT RUSSIAN DIPLOMATS' ACCESS TO ALLIANCE HEADQUARTERS STARTING TODAY.

AN ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATION HAD BEEN LAUNCHED THE EAST PART OF UKRAINE.

A POST ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE SAID THE CITY CENTER IS BLOCKED ALONG WITH METRO STATIONS.

70 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR SEIZING THE REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IN THE CITY.

TEMPERS FLARED IN UKRAINE'S PARLIAMENT BETWEEN OPPOSING FACTIONS OVER EVENTS IN EASTERN UKRAINE.

THE LEADER OF THE UKRAINIAN DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE FOR REFORM PARTY, TOLD LAWMAKERS UKRAINE WAS FACING A "REAL WAR."

SHORTLY AFTER HE SPOKE, THE HEAD OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY SAID LAWMAKERS' OWN ACTIONS IN BRINGING DOWN THE PRESIDENT'S GOVERNMENT

ANGRY RADICAL NATIONALIST LAWMAKERS RUSHED THE PODIUM, AND A FIST FIGHT BROKE OUT. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE PARLIAMENT FIGHT-vo


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ABSENTEE BALLOTS-VO


IF YOU'RE AN ABSENTEE VOTER.

BE CAREFUL *HOW YOU SIGN YOUR BALLOT. IT COULD BE REJECTED.

N-B-C-2 UNCOVERED LEE AND COLLIER ELECTIONS OFFICES HAVE REJECTED 47 ABSENTEE BALLOTS.

ALL BECAUSE THE SIGNATURES DIDN'T MATCH THE ONES THEY HAVE ON FILE.

ALL OF THESE VOTES ARE FOR THE SPECIAL PRIMARY TO FILL TREY RADEL'S OLD CONGRESSIONAL SEAT.

ACCORDING TO ELECTIONS OFFICERS-

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HOUSING MARKET UPDATE-VO


NBC2 IS INVESTIGATING OUR HOUSING MARKET THIS MORNING --

HOME VALUES ARE ON THE RISE IN LEE COUNTY -- UP NEARLY 20 PERCENT FROM THIS TIME LAST YEAR.

SO WE WANTED TO KNOW -- ARE PRICES GOING UP TOO FAST?

SOME ECONOMISTS HAVE SPECULATED THAT WE COULD BE ON THE VERGE OF ANOTHER HOUSING BUBBLE --

WE ASKED LOCAL EXPERTS WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT THE MARKET HERE --

THEY TELL US PRICES HAVE BEEN DEPRESSED FOR SO LONG, THEY WERE BOUND TO GO UP --

BUT JUST AS WE LEARNED -- THINGS THAT CAN GO UP IN PRICE CAN ALSO GO DOWN. Return to index of stories...


HOUSING MARKET UPDATE-SOTOC


SOT:

"I would certainly be careful, but I think a lot of this is the strengthening of the economy."

"I really don't think housing prices are going to be going up at 20 percent per year, because that's unsustainable."

WE CHECKED --

AND THE AVERAGE HOUSE SOLD AT THE HEIGHT OF THE BOOM WAS 322-THOUSAND DOLLARS --

TODAY, IT'S ONLY 185-THOUSAND. Return to index of stories...


FM HELPING THE Q-TRX-VOTOPS


A FORT MYERS COMMUNITY CENTER FACING FORECLOSURE WILL STAY OPEN.

THE CITY COUNCIL AGREED TO GIVE THE QUALITY LIFE CENTER THE MONEY IT NEEDS TO STAY ALIVE.

THE Q ASKED FOR 235-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

IT'S COMING FROM THE CITY'S GENERAL RESERVE AND NEIGHRBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT FUNDS.

FIFTH-THIRD BANK ALSO AGREED TO FORGIVE ONE-THIRD OF THEIR 900-THOUSAND DOLLAR LOAN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-OC CAM


STILL TO COME --

ONE CONGRESSMAN IS CAUGHT RED HANDED.

THE SHOCKING, AND SCANDALOUS VIDEO SURFACING, THIS MORNING --

SHOWING A CONGRESSMAN SHARING AN INTIMATE MOMENT WITH A STAFF MEMBER.

SOMEONE HAD TO LOSE IN NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP LAST NIGHT.

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE CHAOS THAT ERUPTED ON BOTH CAMPUSES.

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TZ4 A) CONGRESSMAN APOLOGY-VO


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TZ4 B) UNCONN ARRESTS & UK FANS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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CONGRESSMAN APOLOGY-VOTOPS-OC


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS A U-S LAWMAKER ENGAGED IN AN EXTRAMARITAL KISS.

U-S REPRESENTATIVE VANCE MCALLISTER, A MARRIED MAN WITH FIVE CHILDREN, RAN ON A PLATFORM OF FAMILY VALUES.

AND NOW -- HE'S ISSUING A PUBLIC APOLOGY AFTER THE VIDEO WENT VIRAL.

DETAILS FROM ANDREW SPENCER. Return to index of stories...


CONGRESSMAN APOLOGY-PKG


U-S REPRESENTATIVE VANCE McALLISTER OF LOUISIANA, A MARRIED MAN WITH FIVE CHILDREN, RAN ON A PLATFORM OF FAMILY VALUES.

".I believe Louisiana values like faith, family, and hard work are sorely missing in Washington, D.C."

HE ASKED FOR FORGIVENESS, MONDAY, AFTER A WEST MONROE, LOUISIANA, NEWS OUTLET POSTED THIS VIDEO ON ITS WEBSITE, WHICH THE OUACHITA CITIZEN SAYS SHOWS McALLISTER KISSING A MARRIED WOMAN ON HIS STAFF.

McALLISTER WON A SEAT IN THE U-S HOUSE THROUGH A SPECIAL ELECTION, LAST NOVEMBER, AFTER HIS PREDECESSOR RESIGNED.

HE CAMPAIGNED AS A CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE. HE MADE HEADLINES AT THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS EARLIER THIS YEAR BY INVITING "DUCK DYNASTY" STAR WILLIE ROBERTSON TO ATTEND THE SPEECH AS HIS GUEST.

THE OUACHITA CITIZEN DOESN'T EXPLAIN HOW IT GOT THE VIDEO, BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN TAKEN INSIDE McALLISTER'S OFFICE IN DECEMBER.

McALLISTER RESPONDED TO THE VIDEO WITH A STATEMENT, READING IN PART, "THERE'S NO DOUBT I'VE FALLEN SHORT AND I'M ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS. I'M ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS FROM GOD, MY WIFE, MY KIDS, MY STAFF, AND MY CONSTITUENTS WHO ELECTED ME TO SERVE.

TRUST IS SOMETHING I KNOW HAS TO BE EARNED WHETHER YOUR A HUSBAND, A FATHER, OR A CONGRESSMAN. I PROMISE TO DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO EARN BACK THE TRUST OF EVERYONE I'VE DISAPPOINTED."

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FL PASTOR SCANDAL-OC SOT VO


THE FOUNDER AND PASTOR OF A FT. LAUDERDALE MEGA-CHURCH RESIGNS AFTER CONFESSING TO CHEATING ON HIS WIFE.

"I'm very sad, but you know we are all sinners."

PASTOR BOB COY FOUNDED CALVARY CHAPEL CHURCH NEARLY 30-YEARS AGO.

SOME 20-THOUSAND ATTEND SERVICE AT IT'S MAIN CAMPUS IN FORT LAUDERDALE.

IN A STATEMENT CHURCH ELDERS SAID "PASTOR BOB WILL BE FOCUSING HIS FULL ATTENTION ON HIS PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP." 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.

"Showers and storms move in today"

Our streak of warm days with plenty of sunshine will come to an end today as showers and storms move in ahead of our next cold front. In its wake, a cooler and drier airmass will filter down the peninsula allowing for sunnier weather to return for the end of the week.

Our morning will be quite humid with temperatures in the lower 70s. Our skies will start off mostly cloudy and the vast majority of us will stay dry through sunrise, however a stray shower washing in off the gulf can't be ruled out. Clouds will thicken through the late morning hours and the winds will kick up ahead of a line of showers and t-storms. Expect the rain to approach our far northern counties by mid to late morning. This line will continue to sag south and east through the afternoon, keeping our daytime highs in the low 80s. The severe weather risk remains low, with heavier downpours and gusty winds being the main threats.

The rain will begin to weaken as it pulls away from Southwest Florida, and quiet conditions will be in store for the rest of the night. Temperatures will also be about 10° cooler as they bottom out in the lower 60s by tomorrow morning.

High pressure will build in across the state on Wednesday allowing skies to clear and the sunshine to return. Winds will be quite gusty out of the north and northwest as it sends in cooler and drier air. Daytime highs will remain unseasonably cool as they top out in the upper 70s. By Thursday morning, temperatures will dip into the middle 50s with a nice warm up during the day as highs warm into the lower half of the 80s. Mainly dry and partly sunny skies will remain in the forecast through the Return to index of stories...


UNCONN ARRESTS-ANIBOX


THE UCONN HUSKIES ARE THE NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.

BUT THAT DIDN'T STOP THEM FROM CAUSING COMMOTION ON CAMPUS.

AT LEAST 30 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

THOUSANDS OF FANS RAN OUT GAMPEL PAVILION AND WENT WILD AFTER THE HUSKIES WON THE GAME.

CAMPUS POLICE SAY THEY UPROOTED A LIGHT POST IN FRONT OF THE ENGINEERING BUILDING AND SMASHED IT THROUGH A WINDOW.

CHAIRS AND TABLES WERE OVERTURNED IN THE STUDENT UNION.

STUDENTS WERE TAKEN AWAY IN HANDCUFFS FOR BREACH OF PEACE, INTERFERING WITH POLICE AND POSSESSION OF ALCOHOL BY MINORS.

AUTHORITIES HAD TO CONTROL CHAOS ON THE STREETS IN LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY -- AFTER THE WILDCATS LOST.

17 COUCH WERE LIT ON FIRES, 15 TRASH FIRES AND 14 INJURIES, INCLUDING SOMEONE WHO WAS HIT BY A TRAIN.

NOT AS MANY PEOPLE GATHERED ON STATE STREET. Return to index of stories...


UK FANS CROWD STREETS, START FIRES AFTER NCAA LOSS


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BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK COLLEGES-TRX-VOTOPS


IF YOU INVESTMENT ON YOUR EDUCATION, GET A DEGREE FROM HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE IN CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA.

THE PRIVATE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SCHOOL IS NUMBER ONE WHEN IT COMES TO THE RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT.

A FOUR YEAR DEGREE COSTS NEARLY 230-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

ALUMNI FROM THE SCHOOL MAKE ONE-POINT-ONE-MILLION-DOLLARS MORE DURING THE FIRST 20 YEARS OF THEIR CAREER THAN THOSE WHO WENT TO WORK RIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL.

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY RANKED SECOND AND CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WAS THIRD. Return to index of stories...


PARALYZED MEN MOVE-TRX-OC


NEARLY SIX-MILLION AMERICANS LIVING WITH PARALYSIS --

AND MORE THAN ONE-MILLION OF THOSE SUFFER FROM SPINAL CORD INJURIES.

THERE'S A MAJOR ADVANCE FOR PEOPLE WITH SPINAL CORD INJURIES.

RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE SAY FOUR PARALYZED MEN ARE NOW ABLE TO MOVE MUSCLES IN THEIR LEGS.

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PARALYZED MEN MOVE-PKG


THIS MAN IS PARALYZED FROM THE CHEST DOWN. UNABLE TO MOVE HIS LEGS. UNTIL HE TURNS ON AN ELECTRICAL STIMULATOR IMPLANTED ON HIS SPINAL CORD.

"Now the stimulator is on. left leg up."

HE, ALONG WITH THREE OTHER PARALYZED MEN, ARE NOW ABLE TO FLEX THEIR TOES, ANKLES AND KNEES ON THEIR OWN.

THE IMPLANTED STIMULATOR IS RETRAINING THE NERVES IN THE LEGS TO WORK WITH THE BRAIN AGAIN.

"This is a very, very low-level stimulus that is re-awakening the circuits to cause the circuits to remember what they used to do."

ONE OF THE PARALYZED MEN IS ROB SUMMERS. SEEN HERE -AMAZINGLY- DOING SIT-UPS WITH A MEDICINE BALL.

HE WAS THE FIRST TO RECEIVE THE STIMULATOR. AND EVENTUALLY WAS ABLE TO STAND ON HIS OWN FOR SHORT PERIODS OF TIME.

HE SPOKE ABOUT HIS IMPROVEMENTS DURING A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW IN 2011.

"Being able to move my toes, ankles, knees on command. It was absolutely incredible. There are not enough words to describe how I felt. At one point it was just a dream, and now it's reality."

NOW THREE YEARS LATER -- THE SUCCESS GOES FURTHER. THE MEN ARE REGAINING MUSCLE MASS AND ARE RECOVERING OTHER FUNCTIONS OTHERWISE LOST TO THEIR INJURIES. LIKE SEXUAL FUNCTION AND BLADDER CONTROL.

"This is just amazing for persons with complete spinal cord injury where uh. in their diagnosis, their doctors probably said that they'll never ever be able to move again."

HERE THEY ARE. DOING JUST THAT.

FOR THESE MEN -- PARALYSIS IS NO LONGER NECESSARILY A LIFETIME SENTENCE.

ERIKA EDWARDS, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


GOOGLE GLASSES-VO


GOOGLE WANTS TO PUT ITS GLASSES TO WORK.

THE SEARCH GIANT WILL ANNOUNCE A "GLASS FOR WORK" PROGRAM TODAY.

IT WILL PROVIDE MORE TOOLS FOR BUSINESS USERS OF THE WEB-CONNECTED DEVICE.

COMPANIES SAY GOOGLE GLASS STILL LACKS FEATURES THEY WANT, SUCH AS PROTECTIVE LENSES AND LONGER BATTERY LIFE. Return to index of stories...


SMART CAR TIPPING-EANIBOX, FULL


WE'VE ALL HEARD OF COW TIPPING.

BUT HOW ABOUT CAR TIPPING.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

SAN FRANSICO OFFICERS ARE INVESTIGATING AT LEAST FOUR CASES OF PEOPLE FLIPPING CARS.

THE COMMON LINK?

THEY'RE SMART CARS.

THEY WEIGH ABOUT 18-HUNDRED POUNDS.SO THEY'RE LIGHT ENOUGH FOR A GROUP TO LIFT.

OFFICERS SAY THE GROUP PICKS UP THE SMART CAR AND TURNS IT UPSIDE DOWN ONTO THE ROOF. Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF PROPOSAL-VO


IT HASN'T SUNK IN YET THAT OUR FRIEND. YOUR METEOROLOGIST ON THIS BROADCAST. JIM REIF IS NO LONGER WITH US.

IT WAS EXACTLY ONE WEEK AGO. THAT JIM SAT HERE AT THE DESK AND TOLD US ALL ABOUT HOW HE RECENTLY PROPOSED TO THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE JANE HESS.

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JIM REIF-TRXVO TOPS


IT'S A SAD DAY HERE AT NBC-2.

OUR FRIEND AND BELOVED COLLEAGUE.JIM REIF.PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT.

JIM WAS IN A BICYCLE ACCIDENT ON SUNDAY

HE WORKED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR 35 YEARS -- AND WAS A BELOVED MEMBER OF THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY.

WE ARE IN TOUCH WITH JIM'S FAMILY AND HIS FIANCE JANE.

COUNT ON US TO PASS ALONG ANY INFORMATION ABOUT MEMORIAL SERVICES.

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TOP STORY 2-VOTOPS


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TOP STORY 3-VOTOPS


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MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


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


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REMEMBERING JIM REIF-FSS-W JIM MUSIC


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