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DIRECTOR'S PAGE NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
HEADLINE OPEN TS1) FM HOUSE FIRE-TRIP ANIBOX
HL1) CAPE CORAL HOUSE FIRE-VOTOPS-TRX TS2) SUV INTO HOUSE-TRIP ANIBOX
HL2) FM HOUSE FIRE-VOTOPS-TRX TS3) KC SHOOTING-TRIP ANIBOX
HL3) KC SHOOTER-VOTOPS UTAH BABIES FOUND DEAD-BUBBA VO
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP UTAH BABIES FOUND DEAD-PKG
CAPE CORAL HOUSE FIRE-2 SHOT VO FORT MYERS SHOOTING-TRX TC MON VO
SUV INTO HOUSE-ANIBOX VO FORT MYERS SHOOTING-SOTVO OC
FORT MYERS HOUSE FIRE-TRXVOTOPS MAN ARRESTED ROAD RAGE-OC SS
CAPE MISSING MAN DROWNS-OC-SSA-VO-SSA BEAR ATTACK FL-TRX OC VO
KC SHOOTINGS-TC MON VO BEAR ATTACK FL-SOTVO
KC SHOOTINGS-PKG SHAMU IS BACK-VO
KC SHOOTINGS-OC TAG SHAMU IS BACK-SOTVO
MISSING MALAYSIA PLANE-TRX OC PISTORIUS TRIAL-TRX 2 SHOT
COLLIER REEF PROJECT-OTS-VO PISTORIUS TRIAL-PKG
EARLY VOTING-OC SS CG NIGERIA CRASH-TRX OC VO
FATAL DAYCARE CRASH UPDATE-TRX OC VO BUS CRASH UPDATE-OC VO
FL LEGISLATURES OFF-OTS POT VENDING MACHINE-VO
UKRAINE TENSIONS-TRX-VO POT VENDING MACHINE-SOTVO
UKRAINE TENSIONS-SOTVO BUBBA WATSON WINS MASTER-OC VO
PUBLIC MASTERNATION-TRX-OC SS VO HEALTHCAST-CLIP
BAD SW AIRLINE PASSENGER-INTRO DADS AND POST PARTUM-OC VO
BAD SW AIRLINE PASSENGER-PKG KIDS AND NAPS-VOTOPS
LAX BOMB INCIDENT-OC-VO TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE TZ 4A) NFL PROM DATE-VOWIPE
FCAT BEGINS-OC SS WEATHER TEASE-STC
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT MIDWEST EXTREME WEATHER-TC MON
TZ1A) PARK AND RIDE-VOTOPS-TRX MIDWEST EXTREME WEATHER-PKG
TZ1B) SPRING BREAK-VOTOPS WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
WEATHER-STC WEATHER-WX WALL
BLOOD MOON-VOTOPS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL NFL PROM DATE-TRXVOTOPS
NEW PARK AND RIDE-PLASMA VO TAG NFL PROM DATE-SOTVO
SIESTA ISLES BOAT DOCK-OC MAP VO TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
CRIST IN SOUTH FL-OTS VO TZ5A) WOMAN STEAL WINE-VO
SPRING BREAK BACK LASH-OTS VO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
SPRINT FOR KIDS-OC VO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
NEW CHICK FILA CHICKEN-TRX VOTOPSWIPE TAX REFUND NO PENATLY-TRX OC VO
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT RATTLE SNAKE RODEO-OC VO
TZ 2A ) COMBACK KID-VOWIPE PANTSLESS WOMAN STEALS WINE-TRXVOTOPS
THE COMEBACK KID-VO IN PLASMA NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT
THE COMEBACK KID-PKG NOON TZA) SANIBEL STRANGER DANGER-VO
TEASE THREE-2SHOT NOON TZB) JOSE ACEVEDO-SS VO
TZ3A) BABIES FOUND DEAD-VOTOPS CLOSE-2-SHOT DESK
TZ3B) BEAR ATTACK-SOTVO  


DIRECTOR'S PAGE


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HEADLINE OPEN


AN OVERNIGHT SCARE.

TWO CAPE CORAL FAMILES IN NEED OF A PLACE TO GO.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED OVERNIGHT THAT FORCED THEM OUT OF THEIR HOME.

AND NEW DETAILS HAVE JUST EMERGED ON ANOTHER FIRE IN LEE COUNTY.

AFTER DIGGING FOR ANSWERS WE NOW KNOW WHO CAUSED THIS FIRE IN A VACANT HOME.

PLUS--

A FORMER KU KLUX KLAN LEADER GOES ON A WILD RAMPAGE KILLING THREE PEOPLE.

AND NOW HE SITS BEHIND BARS.

MORE ON HOW HE WAS CAUGHT IN A MINUTE.

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HL1) CAPE CORAL HOUSE FIRE-VOTOPS-TRX


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HL2) FM HOUSE FIRE-VOTOPS-TRX


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HL3) KC SHOOTER-VOTOPS


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NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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CAPE CORAL HOUSE FIRE-2 SHOT VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW--

PANICK IN THE CAPE THIS MORNING.

MULTIPLE FAMILIES WERE FORCED OUT OF THEIR HOMES AFTER A FIRE RIPPED THROUGH THEIR APARTMENT COMPLEX.

HELLO EVERYBODY IM STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

AND I'M CHAD OLIVER.

FLAMES SPARKED AROUND ONE A-M AT THE CROSSINGS APARTMENTS ON HANCOCK CREEK BRIDGE SOUTH.

FIRE CREWS TELL US THE FIRE STARTED IN A STAIRWELL.

THERE WAS NO MAJOR FIRE DAMAGE TO THE APARTMENTS,

BUT TWO FAMILIES ARE LIVING IN NEIGHBORING APARTMENTS WHILE CREWS DETERMINE IF THERE IS ANY STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO THEIR APARTMENTS. Return to index of stories...


SUV INTO HOUSE-ANIBOX VO


AND NBC2 IS TRACKING THE NEWEST DEVELOPMENTS IN HIT AND RUN CRASH, WHERE AN S-U-V SMASHED THROUGH A LEE COUNTY HOME --

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS --

WE KNOW AN SUV BACKED THROUGH THE FRONT WALL OF THIS HOME ON 5TH AVENUE IN THE PINE MANOR NEIGHBORHOOD --

WHEN DEPUTIES GOT HERE, THE VEHICLE INVOLVED WAS ALREADY OUT OF THE HOME, PARKED ACROSS THE STREET --AD THE DRIVER --NOWHERE TO BE FOUND.

LUCKILY, NOBODY WAS INSIDE WHEN THIS HAPPENED.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES HAD THE SUV TOWED.

THEY HOPE TO QUESTION THE DRIVER WHEN AND IF HE COMES TO CLAIM HIS CAR. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS HOUSE FIRE-TRXVOTOPS


BRAND NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING CONCERNING THE CAUSE OF A FIRE JUST TWO BLOCKS FROM THAT CAR CRASH.

FIREFIGHTERS SPOTTED THE FIRE ON THEIR WAY TO THE CAR CRASH SCENE.

THIS IS IN THE PINE MANOR NEIGHBORHOOD ON PALM DRIVE.

FIRE OFFICIALS HAVE RULED THE FIRE ACCIDENTAL.

THEY SAY IT WAS A SMALL COOKING FIRE FROM A HOMELESS PERSON.

THE HOUSE IS IN FORECLOSURE.

LAW ENFORCEMENT TELL US IT'S NOT A CRIME FOR THE TRANSIENT TO BE IN THE HOME BECAUSE THE PERSON WAS NOT TOLD TO LEAVE THE ABANDONED PROPERTY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MISSING MAN DROWNS-OC-SSA-VO-SSA


RIGHT NOW WE'RE WORKING TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF A BODY FOUND IN A CAPE CORAL CANAL.

IT WAS SPOTTED ALONG SOUTHEAST 28TH STREET.

THAT'S WHERE A BOATER WAS UNLOADING - AND FOUND A PERSON UP AGAINST THE SEAWALL.

POLICE SAY - IT WAS 65 YEAR-OLD DAVID SIWARSKI.

SIWARSKI WAS REPORTED MISSING FRIDAY NIGHT.

OFFICERS DO NOT SUSPECT FOUL PLAY.

COUNT ON US TO KEEP ASKING QUESTIONS AS WE PUSH TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


KC SHOOTINGS-TC MON VO


TODAY PRESIDENT OBAMA TOOK A BREAK FROM THE WHITE HOUSE EASTER BREAKFAST PRAYER TO ADDRESS THAT DEADLY SHOOTING IN KANSAS CITY LAST NIGHT.

THREE PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER A SUSPECT OPENED FIRE AT SUBURBAN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER AND RETIREMENT HOME.

AND WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE SUSPECT -- A FORMER K-K-K GRAND DRAGON.

STEVE OSUNSAMI IS IN KANSAS CITY WITH THE LATEST RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


KC SHOOTINGS-PKG


Natsound. "I'm on the scene with the victim.'

NO ONE HERE COULD BELIEVE IT -WHILE HUNDREDS OF CHLDREN AND THEIR PARENTS

WERE HERE FOR A SINGING CONTEST AND OTHER EVENT AT THIS JEWISH COMMUNITY

CENTER POLICE SAY A MAN ARMED WITH AT LEAST ONE SHOTGUN WAS SHOOTING AT

PEOPLE IN THE PARKING LOT.

SOT: Jennesa Watkins. "It was really scary. I mean people are calling their

loved ones."

POLICE SAY 14-YEAR-OLD REAT UNDERWOOD, AND HIS GRANDFATHER, DR. WILLIAM

CORPORAN WERE SHOT AND KILLED IN THEIR CAR. TWO OTHER WOULD-BE VICTIMS WERE

ABLE TO DODGE THE BULLETS AND RUN INSIDE.

SOT: Chief Douglas. "We are exploring the possibility that a handgun was

involved in the shooting at the two persons that he missed.'

INSIDE THE COMMUNITY CENTER, AN IMMEDIATE LOCKDOWN. SOME PARENTS READY TO

HIDE THE LITTLEST ONES IN LOCKERS.

SOT: "We had to block the doors off to the best of our abilities."

SOT: "I'm going to be traumatized because this is my home, the Jewish

community is my home.'

WITHIN HOURS, POLICE ARRESTED FRAZIER GLENN CROSSWHO ALSO GOES BY THE LAST

NAME MILLERAND ACCORDING TO THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER IS A FORMER

GRAND DRAGON OF THE KU KLUX KLANAND QUOTE, "A RAGING ANTI-SEMITE."

Phone. "We have been tracking him, literally for decades./ He is literally

the most hardcore anti-semites ever spoken to."

POLICE SAY HE DROVE TO A NEARBY JEWISH ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY, SHOOTING TO

DEATH ANOTHER VICTIM, BEFORE SURRENDERING TO AUTHORITIES.

GLEN MILLER, AS HE'S KNOWN, HAS ALWAYS BEEN HONEST AND OPEN WHITE SURPEMACST

.

GFX 2: PHONER

Voice of Heidi Beirich / Southern Poverty Law Center

"We have been tracking Miller, literally for decades." / "He is literally

one of the most hardcore anti-semites I have ever spoken to."

HE EVEN LAUNCHED A SENATE BID IN 2010-- PRODUCING THIS RADIO CAMPAIGN AD

GFX 3: RADIO AD

Voice of Glenn Miller / 2010 U.S. Senate Candidate

"We've sat back and allowed the Jews to take over our government, our banks,

and our media." Return to index of stories...


KC SHOOTINGS-OC TAG


FRASIER GLENN CROSS IS NOW BEING CHARGED WITH PREMEDITATED FIRST DEGREE MURDER BUT HAS NOT YET ENTERED A PLEA. Return to index of stories...


MISSING MALAYSIA PLANE-TRX OC


THE SEARCH FOR THE MALAYSIA MISSING PLANE HEADS *UNDERWATER.

A U-S NAVY VEHICLE IS GOING TO SEARCH THE FLOOR OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.

THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY RELEASED VIDEO OF BLUEFIN-21 BEING TESTED LAST WEEK.

THE SEARCH FOR THE BOEING 7-7-7 IS HEADING UNDERWATER BECAUSE OFFICIALS THINK THE BATTERIES IN THE PLANE'S BLACK BOX RECORDERS HAVE PROBABLY DIED.

THE HEAD OF THE AGENCY COORDINATING THE SEARCH, HOWEVER, CAUTIONED AGAINST RAISING HOPES THE UNDERWATER SEARCH WILL LEAD TO THE PLANE'S LOCATION. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER REEF PROJECT-OTS-VO


NBC-2 FOUND OUT THE WORLD'S LARGEST ARTIFICAL REEF PROJECT IS COMING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS TELL US -- SIX, 500-TON REEFS WILL BE SUNK 12-TO-30 MILES OFF THE COLLIER COUNTY COASTLINE.

EXPERTS SAY -- THE CURRENT REEFS ARE IN BAD SHAPE.

AND THAT LEAVES MARINE LIFE WITH NOWHERE TO LIVE, WHICH HURTS FLORIDA TOURISIM.

THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BRING IN 30-MILLION DOLLARS, IN THE COMING YEARS. Return to index of stories...


EARLY VOTING-OC SS CG


N-B-C-2 HAS NEW INFORMATION ON THE SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL TREY RADEL'S SEAT IN CONGRESS.

EARLY VOTING CONTINUES TODAY.

THE ELECTION IS "CLOSED"-- MEANING ONLY REGISTERED REPUBLICANS CAN VOTE.

ELEVEN LOCATIONS ARE OPEN IN LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES.

EARLY VOTING RUNS THROUGH SATURDAY -- FROM TEN A-M TO 6 P-M.

THE PRIMARY TAKES PLACE APRIL 22ND.

AND BRAND NEW THIS MORNING.

WE JUST received THE NUMBERS ON HOW MANY PEOPLE WENT TO THE POLLS THIS WEEKEND IN LEE COUNTY.

MORE THAN A THOUSAND PEOPLE VOTED.

744 VOTED SATURDAY

ONLY 303 VOTED SUNDAY.

THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS, SHARON HARRINGTON SUSPECTS PALM SUNDAY WAS THE REASON FOR SUNDAY'S LOW TURNOUT. Return to index of stories...


FATAL DAYCARE CRASH UPDATE-TRX OC VO


ALL NEW RIGHT NOW.

AN ORANGE COUNTY JUDGE DENIED MOTIONS FROM THE STATE AND DEFENSE TO MODIFY A BOND FOR A MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH LAST WEEK'S DEADLY DAY CARE CRASH THAT KILLED A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL AND INJURED 14 PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


FL LEGISLATURES OFF-OTS


STATE LEGISLATORS ARE TAKING OFF THE SEVENTH WEEK OF THE 2014 SESSION BECAUSE IT CONFLICTS WITH PASSOVER AND EASTER.

THE SESSION LASTS 60 DAYS AND IS SCHEDULED TO END IN EARLY MAY.

LEGISLATORS HAVE ALREADY PASSED MAJOR BILLS DEALING WITH SEX OFFENDERS AND A ROLLBACK IN AUTO REGISTRATION FEES.

HOWEVER, THE LEGISLATURE MUST STILL PASS A STATE BUDGET IN ORDER TO ADJOURN ON TIME. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE TENSIONS-TRX-VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW IN UKRAINE.

TOWNS TO THE EAST ARE BRACING FOR MILITARY ACTION.

PRO-RUSSIAN INSURGENTS HAVE OCCUPIED BUILDINGS IN NEARLY 10 CITIES.

THEY'VE VIOLENTLY TAKEN CONTROL OF KEY BUILDINGS IN SEVERAL TOWNS.

THIS COMES DESPITE GOVERNMENT ORDERS TO PULL BACK OR FACE UKRAINIAN TROOPS.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ACCUSES RUSSIA OF ESCALATING THE CRISIS.

THE VIOLENCE PROMPTED AN EMERGENCY UNITED NATIONS SECURITY MEETING LAST NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE TENSIONS-SOTVO


"We are being bombarded with Russian disinformation and propaganda, while the Ukrainians are being confronted by incitement and violence." butted to "It has all the tell-tale signs of what we saw in Crimea. It's professional, it's coordinated."

RUSSIA SAYS ITS ONLY CONCERN IS UKRAINE'S STABILITY.

THE U-S IS TRYING TO HELP DIPLOMATICALLY.

TREASURY SECRETARY JACK LEW IS PREPARING TO TALK ABOUT AID WITH UKRAINE'S FINANCE MINISTER LATER TODAY.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS ALSO THREATENING MORE SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA.

THEY WOULD LIKELY TARGET KEY SECTORS LIKE ENERGY, BANKING AND MINING. Return to index of stories...


PUBLIC MASTERNATION-TRX-OC SS VO


RIGHT NOW--

RESIDENTS ON SANIBEL ON ARE ON HIGH ALERT.

WITNESSES SAY A MAN HAS BEEN BREAKING INTO VACATION HOMES- AND MASTERBATING.

THE INCIDENTS TOOK PLACE AT MANY DIFFERENT RESIDENTIAL AREAS IN SANIBEL.

IN ALL 3 CASES THE WOMEN, SOME OF THEM TEENAGERS- WERE HOME WHEN IT HAPPENED.

HERE'S A SKETCH OF WHAT THE GUY LOOKS LIKE..

TAKE A GOOD LOOK.

WITNESSES SAY HE'S SIX FEET TALL - WHITE - WITH A SLENDER BUILD IN HIS MID 20'S TO MID 40'S.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING- CALL SANIBEL POLICE IMMEDIATLY. Return to index of stories...


BAD SW AIRLINE PASSENGER-INTRO


NOW TO A STORY MAKING HEADLINES THIS MORNING.

A BIG SCARE FOR PASSENGERS ON A FLIGHT FROM CHICAGO TO CALIFORNIA.

A MAN ONBOARD BEGAN ACTING STRANGELY.

THEN HIS ACTIONS TOOK A TERRIFYING TURN.

AMY ROBACH SHARES THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


BAD SW AIRLINE PASSENGER-PKG


This cell phone video captures the dramatic ending to a horrifying incident--- mid-air.

Lawler says a large male passenger then jumped into action-tackling the

unruly passenger.

Authorities-meeting the plane when it landed escorting the man off As for

the rest of the passengers-they made it to their destination-late, but safe

with a dramatic story to tell. Return to index of stories...


LAX BOMB INCIDENT-OC-VO


AND EVEN MORE TROUBLE IN THE SKIES.

T-S-A DETAINED A SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS' FOOTBALL PLAYER AT L-A-X.

LINEBACKER ALDON SMITH INDICATED HE HAD A "BOMB. "

THIS CELL PHONE VIDEO SHOWS SMITH BEING ESCORTED IN HANDCUFFS BY POLICE.

HE JOKINGLY SAID HE HAD A BOMB WHILE HE WAS TAKEN OUT FOR A SECONDARY SCREENING BY A T-S-A AGENT.

THE L-A-P-D CONFIRMED SMITH WAS BOOKED FOR FALSELY REPORTING A BOMB.

THE 49ERS HAVE RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING THEY'RE ".DISAPPOINTED TO LEARN OF THE INCIDENT." Return to index of stories...


NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE


YOU'RE LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

U.S. STOCKS OPEN HIGHER, BOOSTED BY CITIGROUP'S BETTER-THAN-EXPECTED EARNINGS.

DOW GAINS 106 POINTS.

CITI RISES 4%. Return to index of stories...


FCAT BEGINS-OC SS


TODAY IS A CRITICAL DAY FOR LEE COUNTY STUDENTS.

THE F-CAT BEGINS FOR THIRD THRU 10TH GRADE.

PARENTS - HERE ARE SOME WAYS DISTRICT LEADERS SAY YOU CAN HELP STUDENTS SUCCEED.

A *REGULAR SLEEP SCHEDULE.

ADOLESCENTS NEED UP TO 9 HOURS OF SLEEP A NIGHT.

DON'T SKIP BREAKFAST.

LIKE A CAR, THE BRAIN REQUIRES FUEL TO PERFORM.

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

DEHYDRATION CAN AFFECT CONCENTRATION.

AND, GET AN EDGE BY TAKING PRACTICE TESTS, THEY'RE OFFERED ONLINE BY THE DISTRICT.

AND FINALLY, SEND STUDENTS TO SCHOOL ON A POSITIVE NOTE.

ENCOURAGING WORDS GO A LONG WAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


DO YOU HATE DRIVING AROUND LOOKING FOR PARKING NEW THE BEACH?

STRAIGHT AHEAD HEAR ABOUT A NEW PLAN TO SHUTTLE PEOPLE ON AND OFF ONE POPULAR BEACH.

N-B-C-2 GETS THE HARD NUMBERS ON THE COSTS TO TAX PAYERS.

ALL THE PARTYING AND BEER DRINKING ON FLORIDA'S BEACHES ARE UPSETTING FLORIDA RESIDENTS.

SEE WHY SOME PEOPLE IN THE PANHANDLE SPEAKING OUT AGAINST SPRING BREAK. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) PARK AND RIDE-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1B) SPRING BREAK-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


BLOOD MOON-VOTOPS


GET READY FOR A BEAUTIFUL MOON TO GRACE THE NIGHT SKIES.

NASA SAYS THERE WILL BE A TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE EARLY TUESDAY MORNING THAT WILL TURN THE MOON A BURNT REDDISH ORANGE.

IT'S CALLED A BLOOD MOON, AND THIS ONE IS JUST THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF FOUR CONSECUTIVE TOTAL ECLIPSES.

WITHIN A YEAR AND A HALF, NORTH AMERICA WILL BE ABLE TO SEE A BLOOD MOON A TOTAL OF FOUR TIMES. 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.

"Increasing rain prospects"

The weekend was quite warm as daytime highs pushed into the middle to upper 80s. A few downpours managed to make their way across the state, however they were few and far between. It still looks like our rain prospects will be going up a bit, especially by mid week with the approach of another weather system.

As the fog continues to lift through the late morning hours, we'll start to see more sunshine by mid day. During the afternoon, a few more clouds will be mixing in with that sunshine keeping our skies partly sunny from time to time. Daytime temperatures will climb a few degrees above average and eventually top out in the middle to upper 80s. It's along the coast where temperatures will be slightly cooler due to the afternoon gulf breeze. Due to the heat and humidity, a few showers will develop along the breeze and push deeper inland through the evening hours.

Tonight our skies should stay fairly quiet, but as our next system approaches cloud cover will be on the increase. It will also be a very mild and muggy night as temperatures settle into the lower 70a area wide.

A south and southwesterly breeze ahead of the cold front will continue to pump in the warmth and humidity. Even though Tuesday calls for more clouds and the chance for a few scattered downpours, daytime highs will climb into the middle 80s. It looks like this front will run out of steam across Southwest Florida, which means we'll continue to be in an unsettled weather pattern through the second half of the week. Temperatures will remain in the 80s, while overnight lows settle into the 60s. As of right now, forecast models are hinting at a drier Easter Sunday. Return to index of stories...


NEW PARK AND RIDE-PLASMA VO TAG


A MULTIMILLION DOLLAR PROJECT AIMS TO GIVE A NEW WAY TO GET TO FORT MYERS BEACH.

LEE COUNTY IS LOOKING TO BUY A 5 ACRE PIECE OF PROPERTY ON SUMMERLIN SQUARE DRIVE TO CONSTRUCT A NEW PARK AND RIDE.

IT WOULD TAKE THE PLACE OF THE ONE CURRENTLY IN THE OLD WINN DIXIE PLAZA.

IT WOULD COST 782 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO BUY THE PROPERTY, THEN CLOSE TO 4 MILLION DOLLARS TO BUILD THE BUS STATION.

THE BUS STATION WOULD BE SIMILAR TO THE ONE ON THE EDGE OF EDISON MALL - WITH ELECTRICITY, RESTROOMS AND WIFI.

LEE TRAN HAS TO MOVE THE CURRENT LOCATION AS WALMART PREPARES TO BREAK GROUND ON ITS NEW SUPERCENTER.

COMMISSIONERS WILL VOTE ON PURCHASING THE PROPERTY TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


SIESTA ISLES BOAT DOCK-OC MAP VO


A 20 YEAR DEBATE IS HEATING UP IN LEE COUNTY.

IT'S ALL OVER THE RIGHT TO BUILD A BOAT DOCK IN A CANAL IN THE SIESTA ISLE COMMUNITY.

CHECK OUT THIS MAP.

THE PROPERTY IS ON THE 18-THOUSAND BLOCK OF CUTLASS DRIVE.

BUT THE HOME THAT IT CAME WITH IS A STREET AWAY.

NEIGHBORS DON'T WANT THE DOCK HERE BECAUSE THEY SAY IT WILL CAUSE A NAVIGATION PROBLEM SINCE THE SPACE IS USED AS A TURNAROUND.

FOR 20 YEARS LEE COUNTY AGREED, DENYING REQUESTS BECAUSE THERE'S NO PRINCIPAL USE, LIKE A HOUSE,

ADJACENT TO THE PROPERTY.

LEE COUNTY'S ATTORNEY RECOMMENDS COMMISSIONERS APPROVE THE DOCK ON TUESDAY. Return to index of stories...


CRIST IN SOUTH FL-OTS VO


HAPPENING TODAY.

GOV. CHARLIE CRIST WILL MAKE AN APPEARANCE IN SOUTH FLORIDA AS HE FIGHTS TO RECLAIM HIS FORMER OFFICE.

CRIST ADDRESSES THE FORUM CLUB OF THE PALM BEACHES TODAY.

HE'S RUNNING AS A DEMOCRAT.

RECENT POLLS HAVE SHOWN HIM LEADING GOV. RICK SCOTT IN A POTENTIAL HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCHUP.

SCOTT HAS BEEN AIRING ADS CRITICIZING CRIST'S SUPPORT OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

CRIST'S CAMPAIGN SAYS SCOTT IS SIMPLY TRYING TO DISTRACT VOTERS FROM HIS OWN RECORD. Return to index of stories...


SPRING BREAK BACK LASH-OTS VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING.

SOME FLORIDA PANHANDLE RESIDENTS SAY THEY ARE FED UP WITH THE ROWDY CHAOS OF SPRING BREAK.

SOME PANAMA CITY RESIDENTS SAY THEY WANT TOUGHER ORDINANCES TO CURTAIL MASSIVE SPRING BREAK GATHERINGS.

THEY ALSO SAID THAT THE ATMOSPHERE HAS BECOME TOO CHAOTIC AND THAT THEY ARE TIRED OF NEGATIVE PUBLICITY FROM SPRING BREAK INCIDENTS.

LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERS HAVE DRAFTED RECOMMENDATIONS SUCH AS BANNING DRINKING ON THE BEACH AND CLOSING BARS EARLIER DURING SPRING. Return to index of stories...


SPRINT FOR KIDS-OC VO


SPRINT DIALS UP A CELL PHONE FOR CHILDREN.

"SPRINT WE GO" IS AIMED AT CHILDREN AGES FIVE THROUGH 12.

THE COMPANY TOUTS THE SERVICE AS A WAY TO COMMUNICATE WITH KIDS ON THE GO. AND TO KEEP THEM SAFE.

PARENTS CAN CONTROL WHICH INCOMING AND OUTGOING PHONE NUMBERS ARE ALLOWED, THE SAME WITH TEXT MESSAGES.

THERE'S ALSO A G-P-S FEATURE TO LOCATE THE PHONE. OR THE CHILD.

A SPEED ALERT- NOTIFYING A PARENT IF A CHILD IS IN A SPEEDING VEHICLE.

AND A PANIC ALARM.

THE SERVICE RUNS ABOUT 10 BUCKS A MONTH, THE PHONE CAN BE ABOUT FIVE. Return to index of stories...


NEW CHICK FILA CHICKEN-TRX VOTOPSWIPE


WANT TO EAT SOMETHING DIFFENET FOR LUNCH?

WELL CHICK-FIL-A IS GRILLIN'.

THE CHICKEN CHAIN UNVEILS THREE NEW "GRILLED" CHICKEN ENTREES TODAY, AT ALL RESTAURANTS.

THE COMPANY POURED MORE THAN 40-MILLION DOLLARS INTO DEVELOPING A NEW GRILL. AND SPENT YEARS TESTING 12-HUNDRED PLUS NEW RECIPES.

THE RESULT?

THE GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH, GRILLED CHICKEN CLUB SANDWICH AND GRILLED NUGGETS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


YOU MAY REMEMBER THIS NEXT STORY.

HOW COULD ANYONE FORGET.

CHECK THIS OUT.

THE BOY WHO MADE A TOUCHDOWN IN A COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME HAS TACKLED A TOUGHER OPPONENT. Return to index of stories...


TZ 2A ) COMBACK KID-VOWIPE


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THE COMEBACK KID-VO IN PLASMA


THE LITTLE BOY WHO REFUSED TO LET BRAIN CANCER KEEP HIM ON THE SIDELINES.

HE SCORED A TOUCHDOWN FOR HIS FAVORITE TEAM, THE NEBRASKA HUSKERS.

THE MOMENT WENT VIRAL.

BUT THAT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING OF THIS INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEY.

DAVID MUIR EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


THE COMEBACK KID-PKG


WHO COULD FORGET HIM?

NUMBER 22 JUST 7 YEARS OLD.

NATS

LITTLE JACK HOFFMAN-RUNNING 69 YARDS FOR THE SCORE--- FOR NEBRASKA

LIFTED BY THAT TEAM AND RIGHT INTO OUR HEARTS.

THAT LITTLE NEBRASKA FAN, DIAGNOSED WITH BRAIN CANCER AT THE AGE OF FIVE.

BUT DURING HIS FIGHT,

HE GOT THAT CHANCE TO LEAD HIS FAVORITE TEAM ONTO THE FIELD.

OFF THE FIELD -

ANOTHER VICTORY.

AFTER 60 GRUELING WEEKS OF CHEMOTHERAPY, JACK'S CANCER IN REMISSION.

REALLY HAPPY/ FLASH TO/

SOT ANDY HOFFMAN: SO INCREDIBLY PROUD OF HIM. HE HAS BEEN VERY BRAVE ALONG

THE WAY.

THAT "MOMENT" ON THE FIELD---

NATS

BECAME AN INTERNET SENSATION -

TONIGHT, MORE THAN 8.5 MILLION VIEWS.

JACK'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS FORMING A FOUNDATION TEAM JACK---

THE BIG GIVE - TO HELP ALL CHILDREN WITH PEDIATRIC BRAIN CANCER.

WHAT A YEAR IT'S BEEN.

MEETING THE PRESIDENT

A TRADING CARD IN HIS HONOR.

EVEN WINNING AN ESPY FOR "BEST MOMENT" IN SPORTS.

NATS JACK ACCEPTING: "I'M GLAD THAT YOU ARE ALL NOW ON TEAM JACK."

SO MANY ON HIS TEAM NOW.

AND THIS WEEKEND,

JACK WAS BACK ON THE FIELD.

HIS FAMILY SAYING HIS APPETITE IS BACK.

AND HIS HAIR GROWING BACK. HE'S BACK AT PRACTICE.

EVERYONE EXCITED TO SEE HIM.

AND TO ASK ONE MORE TIME ABOUT THAT PLAY.

BIG TEN NETWORK: 'HOW DID YOU KNOW WHEN TO STOP RUNNING WHEN YOU WENT FOR

THE TOUCHDOWN? /

SOT JACK:"MY DAD TOLD ME TO JUST HIT THE FENCE."

A BOY AND HIS PLAY ---

FUELING A MUCH BIGGER VICTORY OFF THE FIELD TOO. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

THE REMAINS OF SEVEN INFANTS FOUND IN A HOME IN UTAH.

STRAIGHT AHEAD, WE'LL EXPLAIN WHY A WOMAN WHO NO LONGER LIVES THERE NOW FACES MURDER CHARGES.

PLUS THIS--

The bear actually had my wife's head in it's mouth and started to drag her to the woods.

HOW'S THIS FOR MUST SEE VIDEO.

A WIFE CHECKS ON A NOISE FROM HER GARAGE.

THEN GETS DRAGGED BY A BEAR FOR SEVERAL FEET. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) BABIES FOUND DEAD-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) BEAR ATTACK-SOTVO


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) FM HOUSE FIRE-TRIP ANIBOX


IF YOU ARE JUST JOINING US THIS HALF HOUR HERE ARE SOME OF THE STORIES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED.

FLAMES ERUPTED AT A HOUSE ON PALM DRIVE IN FORT MYERS EARLY THIS MORNING.

FOUR ENGINES RESPONDED TO THE VACANT HOUSE.

OFFICIALS SAY IT STARTED IN A BEDROOM.

RIGHT NOW -- NBC-2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW IT HAPPENED.

LUCKILY, NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


TS2) SUV INTO HOUSE-TRIP ANIBOX


DEPUTIES ARE NOW LOOKING FOR THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR A HIT AND RUN CRASH IN LEE COUNTY.

AN S-U-V SMASHED THROUGH A HOME EARLY THIS MORNING.

THE SUV BACKED THROUGH THE FRONT WALL OF THIS HOME ON 5TH AVENUE IN THE PINE MANOR NEIGHBORHOOD --

LUCKILY, NOBODY WAS INSIDE WHEN THIS HAPPENED.

THE VEHICLE WAS FOUND PARKED OUTSIDE THE HOME.

THE DRIVER WAS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND. Return to index of stories...


TS3) KC SHOOTING-TRIP ANIBOX


AND A FORMER K-K-K GRAND DRAGON IS ACCUSED OF KILLING THREE PEOPLE AT A JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER AND NEARBY RETIREMENT COMMUNITY OUTSIDE KANSAS CITY.

POLICE SAY A MAN IN HIS 70'S OPENED FIRE IN A PARKING LOT BEHIND THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF GREATER KANSAS CITY SUNDAY, HITTING TWO PEOPLE.

THE MAN THEN FLED TO THE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, KILLING A WOMAN. Return to index of stories...


UTAH BABIES FOUND DEAD-BUBBA VO


SOME DISTURBING NEWS RIGHT NOW.

A WOMAN IS UNDER ARREST IN UTAH AFTER POLICE DISCOVERED THE REMAINS OF SEVERAL INFANTS AT HER FORMER HOME.

NEIGHBORS WHO KNEW THE WOMAN ARE SHOCKED.

DEVON DOLAN REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


UTAH BABIES FOUND DEAD-PKG


A WOODEN SLED, TOPPLED PUMPKINS, A PAIR OF OLD SHOES. ABANDONED. AND BEHIND THESE CURTAINS. AN EMPTY HOME. WITH SEVEN SHORT STORIES NEVER TOLD.

"I had no idea this would ever come to this."

FOR 15 YEARS, KATHIE HAWKER HAS WELCOMED 39-YEAR OLD MEGAN HUNTSMAN INTO HER VERY OWN HOME.

"She was always a good babysitter because she babysat my grandchildren."

SHE LIVED NEXT DOOR TO KATHIE AND HER HUSBAND AARON UNTIL SHE MOVED IN 2011.

"We never saw any evidence of pregnancies."

SATURDAY MORNING MEGAN'S EX-HUSBAND WAS SEEN CLEANING THE GARAGE.

"And he was upbeat and everything was good."

THAT SAME MORNING POLICE GOT A CALL.

"He came across a suspicious box."

INSIDE THE BOX.

".An infant that was deceased in the box."

AND SIX MORE SMALL CARDBOARD BOXES WERE DISCOVERED BY POLICE. EACH WITH AN EVEN TINIER BODY INSIDE.

A NEIGHBOR ACROSS THE STREET WHO WAS TOO DISTURBED TO GO ON CAMERA WATCHED THROUGH HIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AS POLICE CARRIED THE LIFELESS INFANTS OUT OF THE DARK HOME.

"I dont even know how something like this can even happen, but it did."

POLICE BELIEVE MEGAN GAVE BIRTH OVER A SPAN OF TEN YEARS FROM 96 TO 2006 AND MURDERED EACH ONE. HER EX-HUSBAND WASN'T INVOLVED. HIS FAMILY OWNS THE HOME. THEY TOLD ME THEY'RE IN A STATE OF SHOCK AND CONFUSION.

AS FOR THOSE LIVING NEXT DOOR.

"I don't know why she would do it unless she was afraid."

THEY'RE MOURNING THE LOSS OF WHAT'S NOW MISSING, BUT WAS NEVER KNOWN. JUST BEYOND THESE MOTIONLESS BLINDS. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS SHOOTING-TRX TC MON VO


RIGHT NOW POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING IN FORT MYERS THAT SENT ONE PERSON TO THE HOSPITAL.

IT HAPPENED ON THE 1600 BLOCK OF HEIMAN AVENUE NEAR ORTIZ AVENUE.

DEPUTIES TELL NBC2, ONE MAN WAS SHOT AND TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

ONE NEIGHBOR, WHO DID NOT WANT TO GO ON CAMERA TELLS US, SHE HEARD THREE GUNSHOTS.

WHEN SHE CAME OUTSIDE, SHE SAYS, SHE SAW A BULLET HOLE IN HER NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE FROM A STRAY BULLET.

FORTUNATLEY, NO ONE INSIDE WAS INJURED.

SHE ALSO TELLS NBC 2, THREE YOUNG MEN WERE NEAR HER HOUSE, YELLING THAT THEIR FRIEND HAD BEEN SHOT IN THE NECK WHILE HE WAS DRIVING AND NEEDED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL.

RESIDENTS NEARBY ARE CONCERNED. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS SHOOTING-SOTVO OC


it's really scary. Really scary. We've been living here for over 30 years and nobody bothers us or anything like that but it's scary just being like almost right next door to us is scary.

NEIGHBORS SAY THE VICTIM CRASHED HIS CAR INTO THIS PARKED CAR AFTER HE WAS SHOT.

DEPUTIES HAVE NOT RELEASED THE VICTM'S NAME BUT SAY HE HAD MINOR INJURIES.

THEY ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THE CASE.

AT THIS TIME, NO ONE IS IN CUSTODY. Return to index of stories...


MAN ARRESTED ROAD RAGE-OC SS


A NAPLES MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED IN A VIOLENT CASE OF ROAD RAGE.

DEPUTIES SAY 21-YEAR-OLD GRANT GELINAS POINTED A GUN AT ANOTHER VEHICLE AND TOLD THE DRIVER "LEARN HOW TO DRIVE OR GET SHOT."

IT HAPPENED ON IMMOKALEE ROAD IN NAPLES.

THE VICTIMS TOLD DEPUTIES GELINAS ALSO TRIED TO RUN THEM OFF THE ROAD.

DEPUTIES FOUND AN UNLOADED HANDGUN IN GELINAS' GLOVEBOX.

HE IS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED BATTERY WITH INTENT TO KILL. Return to index of stories...


BEAR ATTACK FL-TRX OC VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

A LAKE MARY FLORIDA WOMAN IS RECOVERING AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY A BEAR WHO AMBLED INTO HER OPEN GARAGE AND SIFTED THROUGH HER GARBAGE CANS IN SEARCH OF FOOD.

TERRI FRANA'S HUSBAND SAYS SHE WAS WALKING DOWN THE DRIVEWAY LOOKING FOR HER CHILDREN AND ONE OF THE BEARS STOOD UP, KNOCKED HER DOWN AND STARTED TO MAUL HER.

SHE WAS ABLE TO EVENTUALLY BREAK AWAY AND RUN BACK INTO THE HOUSE AND SHE COLLAPSED ON THE FLOOR.

THE F-WC-C SAYS THERE WERE SEVERAL OTHER BEARS WERE PRESENT WHEN THE ATTACK OCCURRED. Return to index of stories...


BEAR ATTACK FL-SOTVO


30 staples in her head. 10 stiches in her head and several lacerations all over her body, claw marks on the back. But she's fine.

WE JUST GOT WORD THAT FLORIDA WILDLIFE OFFICIALS HAVE KILLED FOUR BEARS.

OFFICIALS SAY THOSE BEARS WERE NOT EXHIBITING NORMAL BEAR BEHAVIOR. Return to index of stories...


SHAMU IS BACK-VO


SHAMU IS BACK!

SEAWORLD ORLANDO FINISHED WITH THEIR FIX-UPS, SO THE MAJESTIC KILLER WHALES CAN ONCE AGAIN TAKE CENTER STAGE.

BUT THEIR FOUR-YEAR BATTLE TO RETURN ITS TRAINERS TO THE WATER--- SUFFERING A MAJOR SETBACK.

A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS THE BAN TRAINERS GETTING BACK INTO THE WATER WITH THE ANIMALS,.

THEY SAY CLOSE TRAINER CONTACT WITH KILLER WHALES IS NOT INTEGRAL TO SEAWORLD'S WORKPLACE.

IN 2010 THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED HUMAN INTERACTIONS WITH THE WHALES AFTER TRAINER DAWN BRANCHEAU WAS KILLED BY A 12-THOUSAND POUND ORCA NAMED TILIKUM.

SEA WORLD HAS ARGUED THAT THE BAN IS SIMILAR TO RESTRICTING SPEED AT NASCAR. Return to index of stories...


SHAMU IS BACK-SOTVO


"When you look into their eyes you know somebody is home."

BRANCHAEU'S DEATH WAS ALSO THE FOCUS OF THE 2013 DOCUMENTARY "BLACKFISH". WHICH RAISED QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER KILLER WHALES EVEN BELONG AT THEME PARKS.

THIS WEEKEND'S PERFORMANCE ALSO DREW SOME PROTESTS. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TRIAL-TRX 2 SHOT


NOW TO SOME INTERNATIONAL NEWS THIS MORNING.

A CASE WE'VE BEEN WATCHING CLOSELY.

LET'S GET TO THE OSCAR PISTORIUS TRIAL -- A DRAMATIC AND CONTENTIOUS DAY ON THE STAND FOR THE BLADE RUNNER.

LAMA HASSAN IS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TRIAL-PKG


nats

THIS MORNING OSCAR PISTORIUS WELCOMED BY ADORING SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE THE

COURTHOUSE.

INSIDE GERRI NELAKA THE BULL TERRIERPICKING UP RIGHT WHERE HE LEFT OFF

03:33:10

Nel - "Your version is so improbable that it cannot be reasonably, possibly

true."

IN A CASE SO MUCH ABOUT SOUND.THE LEAD PROSECUTOR AGAIN POUNDING THE BLADE

RUNNER ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE HE SHOT HIS MODEL GIRLFRIEND WHEN HE SAYS

HE HEARD INTRUDERS

Nel:

"What did you shout?"

Pistorius:

"I screamed. I said "Get the f*** out of my house! Get the f*** out of my

house!"

Nel:

053156 - WITH RESPECT TO THE COURT, I'm just repeat what you said. "GET THE

F*** OUT OF MY HOSUE" - that's what you shouted at Reeva. Isn't that why you

go emotional note?

BUT THE PROSECUTOR HONING IN ON HOW PISTORIUS CLAIMS HE WARNED REEVA

4:23:13

Nell:

"Did you whisper?

Pistorius

"I didn't whisper, my lady."

Nell:

"If somebody were to say that you whispered, that person would be lying. Am

I right?

Pistorius:

"That's right my lady."

Nell:

Do you know who that person is? Because somebody said it."

Pistorius:

"No, my lady."

Nell:

It's you. You said it. You said 'I whispered to Reeva'."

LAST WEEKPISTORIOUS TELLING HIS DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Tuesday 6:53 I whispered for Reeva to get down and find the police.

TODAY PISTORIUSFIGHTING BACKMORE ANIMATED THAN PREVIOUS DAYSTRYING TO

EXPLAIN THE CONTRADICTION

Nell - use Nell Pic

"Yet that was your evidence in chief. Why would that be?

Pistorius:

"I understand that my lady. I must've made a mistake by saying whispered. I

meant in a low tone."

THE PROSECUTION TRYING TO CEMENT THEIR TIMELINEPISTORIUS SAYING ITS

INCORRECT

40843 "I'm not trying to buy time./ It's got nothing to do with time."

Montage "your tailoring your evidence"

AFTER 6 DAYS ON THE STANDNEL IS ATTEMPTING TO USE PISTORIUS OWN TESTIMONY

AGAINST HIMTRYING TO PUNCTURE HOLES IN HIS VERSION OF EVENTS. Return to index of stories...


NIGERIA CRASH-TRX OC VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING.

FRESH OFF THE WIRES.

AN EXPLOSION AT A BUSY BUS STATION ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF NIGERIA'S CAPITAL KILLED AT LEAST 71 PEOPLE.

MORE THAN 120 PEOPLE WERE INJURED.

A POLICE SPOKESMAN SAID 16 LUXURY COACHES AND 24 MINIBUSES WERE DESTROYED.

THE BLAST TOOK PLACE BEFORE SEVEN A-M LOCAL TIME AS HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WERE TRAVELING TO WORK.

THERE WAS NO IMMEDIATE CLAIM OF RESPONSIBILITY. Return to index of stories...


BUS CRASH UPDATE-OC VO


FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS HAVE NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE SHOWING A FED EX TRUCK WAS ON FIRE BEFORE SLAMMING INTO A BUS CARRYING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA THURSDAY.

TEN PEOPLE DIED, INCLUDING BOTH DRIVERS.

A WOMAN WHO WAS HIT BY THE TRUCK BEFORE IT CRASHED INTO THE BUS SAYS SHE SAW FLAMES SHOOTING FROM THE CAB AS IT APPROACHED HER CAR.

INVESTIGATORS WITH THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD SAY THEY'RE NOT RULING OUT A "PRE-IMPACT" FIRE, BUT SAY A FIRE EXPERT DIDN'T FIND ANY EVIDENCE TO PROVE IT. Return to index of stories...


POT VENDING MACHINE-VO


AS COLORADO CONTINUES ITS EXPERIMENT AS ONE OF THE FIRST STATES TO ALLOW LEGAL MARIJUANA USE AND SALES -- A "HIGH" TECH SOLUTION IS COMING TO DISPENSARIES.

ONE COMPANY IS UNVIELING THE FIRST POT PRODUCT VENDING MACHINE WHICH VERIFIES A USER'S AGE STARTING WITH THEIR DRIVER'S LICENSE.

IT WILL NOT BE OUT IN THE PUBLIC.

THE MACHINES CAN ONLY BE LOCATED INSIDE A LICENSED DISPENSARY. Return to index of stories...


POT VENDING MACHINE-SOTVO


Almost like it's part of history, if it works out. You know what I mean. It could be a big thing. So, I figured why not.

THE COMPANY SAYS WITH THE SECURITY MEASURES AND LOCATIONS ONLY INSIDE DISPENSARIES. PEOPLE SHOULDN'T WORRY ABOUT POT GETTING INTO THE HANDS OF CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


BUBBA WATSON WINS MASTER-OC VO


BUBBA WATSON WON HIS SECOND MASTERS TITLE IN THREE YEARS.

20-YEAR OLD JORDAN SPIETH STARTED THE DAY WITH A STRONG CHALLENGE AND HAD THE LEAD AFTER SEVEN HOLES, BUT WATSON REGAINED THE LEAD HEADING INTO THE BACK NINE AND CRUISED TO VICTORY.

IN THE CLUBHOUSE, BUBBA WATSON RECEIVED THE TRADITIONAL GREEN JACKET FROM LAST YEAR'S WINNER ADAM SCOTT.

THE 35-YEAR OLD WATSON IS AMONG THE MOST POPULAR PLAYERS ON TOUR.

HE IS KNOWN FOR HIS DISTANCE OFF THE TEE AND SOME DARING SHOT MAKING. Return to index of stories...


HEALTHCAST-CLIP


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DADS AND POST PARTUM-OC VO


WHILE MOTHERS CAN BE AT RISK FOR POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION. A NEW STUDY EXPLORES HOW DADS CAN BE AFFECTED, TOO.

A LONG-TERM STUDY OF MORE THAN 10-THOUSAND MALES REVEALS MEN IN THEIR MID-TWENTIES MAY BE AT PARTICULAR RISK FOR BECOMING DEPRESSED AFTER THEY BECOME FATHERS.

SYMPTOMS INCREASED ON AVERAGE BY 68-PERCENT OVER THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF FATHERHOOD FOR THESE YOUNG MEN.

THE EFFECT WAS GREATEST FOR MEN WHO LIVED IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLDS AS THEIR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


KIDS AND NAPS-VOTOPS


YOUNG CHILDREN ARE GROWING AND LEARNING SO RAPIDLY -- AND A NEW STUDY SHOWS HOW NAPS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR KIDS TO REMEMBER WHAT THEY'VE JUST LEARNED!

DOCTORS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA INVESTIGATED TODDLERS' ABILITY TO LEARN THINGS LIKE NEW WORDS. AND FOUND THEY REMEMBERED BETTER AFTER HAVING A NAP.

OTHER RESEARCH HAS SHOWN HOW SLEEP CAN HELP BOOST BRAIN POWER IN ADULTS, TOO. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

A FIERCE CHANGE IN THE WEATHER

STRONG STORMS RIPPED UP THE MIDWEST AFFECTING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.

SATURDAY NIGHT WAS PROM NIGHT AT ONE HIGH SCHOOL IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.

AND FOR ONE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR. IT WAS WITHOUT A DOUBT A NIGHT TO REMEMBER.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHO SHE SCORED A DATE WITH. Return to index of stories...


TZ 4A) NFL PROM DATE-VOWIPE


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MIDWEST EXTREME WEATHER-TC MON


NOW TO THOSE SPRING STORMS -- PACKING SUCH A PUNCH -- HAIL AND HEAVY WINDS TRIGGERED TORNADO WATCHES.

THOSE STORMS LEAVING A TRAIL OF DAMAGE FROM THE MIDWEST DOWN THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST -- GINGER ZEE HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


MIDWEST EXTREME WEATHER-PKG


Nats / audio only Sot: "funnel is all the way to the ground, tornado on the

ground"

AT LEAST FIVE REPORTED TORNADOES RAKING THE LAND.

IN OKLAHOMA

Nats Iowa / Tornado

IOWA

AND TEXAS

Nat/ Sot - "A tornado watch remains in effect"

MORE THAN 400 SEVERE WEATHER REPORTS THIS WEEKEND FROM THE HUGE HAIL IN

ILLINOIS --

TO EASTERN TEXAS A HIGH SCHOOL SHREDDED ONE WOMAN WAS INJURED SEVERAL

BUILDINGS & MOBILE HOMES -- DESTROYED.

Nats / lightning

AND CHECK OUT THIS INCREDIBLE TIME LAPSE VIDEO FROM IOWA -- LIGHTNING

FILLING THE SKIES.

IN MICHIGAN SUNDAY WAS A DAY OF CLEAN-UP.AFTER DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE

WINDS GUSTED UP TO 81 MPH. THOUSANDS

MOS/ SOT:

"I see that nice little transformer dangling from the top - that is why we

have no power."

THOUSANDS SPENDING THE WEEKEND WITHOUT POWER. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

"Increasing rain prospects"

The weekend was quite warm as daytime highs pushed into the middle to upper 80s. A few downpours managed to make their way across the state, however they were few and far between. It still looks like our rain prospects will be going up a bit, especially by mid week with the approach of another weather system.

As the fog continues to lift through the late morning hours, we'll start to see more sunshine by mid day. During the afternoon, a few more clouds will be mixing in with that sunshine keeping our skies partly sunny from time to time. Daytime temperatures will climb a few degrees above average and eventually top out in the middle to upper 80s. It's along the coast where temperatures will be slightly cooler due to the afternoon gulf breeze. Due to the heat and humidity, a few showers will develop along the breeze and push deeper inland through the evening hours.

Tonight our skies should stay fairly quiet, but as our next system approaches cloud cover will be on the increase. It will also be a very mild and muggy night as temperatures settle into the lower 70a area wide.

A south and southwesterly breeze ahead of the cold front will continue to pump in the warmth and humidity. Even though Tuesday calls for more clouds and the chance for a few scattered downpours, daytime highs will climb into the middle 80s. It looks like this front will run out of steam across Southwest Florida, which means we'll continue to be in an unsettled weather pattern through the second half of the week. Temperatures will remain in the 80s, while overnight lows settle into the 60s. As of right now, forecast models are hinting at a drier Easter Sunday. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM


ONE OF THE BACKSTREET BOYS IS NOW A MARRIED MAN.

AND ROBERT DOWNEY JUNIOR IS FINALLY ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA BAND WAGON.

SCOTT THOMPSON HAS THESE STORIES AND MORE IN YOUR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


BACKSTREET BOY NICK CARTER IS OFFICIALLY TAKEN.

HE AND HIS NEW WIFE TIED THE KNOT IN CALIFORNIA ON SATURDAY.

THE COUPLE GOT ENGAGED JUST OVER A YEAR AGO.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE COULD SOON HAVE HER OWN X-MEN SPIN OFF.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY REPORTS PRODUCERS WERE SO IMPRESSED WITH HER PERFORMANCE AS MYSTIQUE THE SHAPESHIFTING MUTANT-- THEY ARE CONSIDERING HER FOR A ROLE IN HER OWN FILM-- BUT NO CONCRETE PLANS ARE IN PLACE.

THE LATEST X-MEN MOVIE-- "DAYS OF FUTURE PAST" IS DUE OUT ON MAY 23RD.

IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR ACTOR, ROBERT DOWNEY JUNIOR TO TAKE TWITTER BY STORM.

JUST AFTER HE SIGNED ON-- HE QUICKLY GAINED MORE THAN A MILLION FOLLOWERS. THAT NUMBER CONTINUES TO GROW.

HIS FIRST TWEET READ ""TALK TO ME, TWITTER." IT ALSO FEATURED A SELFIE.

AT THE MOVIES THIS WEEKEND--

THE SUPER HERO FLICK CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER WAS THE BIG WINNER. IT BROUGHT IN OVER 41 MILLION DOLLARS.

THE ANIMATED MOVIE "RIO 2" CAME IN SECOND. AND THE HORROR MOVIE OCULUS CAME IN AT NUMBER THREE.

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NFL PROM DATE-TRXVOTOPS


FOR MOST. PROM NIGHT IS ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS OF A YOUNG GIRL'S LIFE.

AND FOR 18 YEAR OLD TAYLOR KIRKWOOD, SHE HAS EVERYTHING A GIRL COULD ASK FOR.

THE PERFECT EARRINGS.THE PERFECT PINK DRESS.

EVEN THE PERFECT DATE.

HE PLAYS FOOTBALL. BUT NOT FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL TEAM.

HE'S CHRISTINE MICHAEL. RUNNING BACK FOR THE SUPER BOWL CHAMPION SEATTLE SEAHAWKS. Return to index of stories...


NFL PROM DATE-SOTVO


"I'm just here for Taylor. It's a blessing, like I said she's a beautiful kid. I'm very proud of her." BUTTED TO "I think he's cute."

TURNS OUT. The superbowl champ IS A FRIEND OF TAYLOR'S FAMILY.

TAYLOR'S FAMILY WANTED TO DO SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR HER. BECAUSE she's autistic.

UNTIL SURGERY A COUPLE YEARS AGO. SHE SUFFERED FROM SCOLIOSIS. MAKING A NIGHT LIKE THIS ALL THE MORE SPECIAL. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

KIDNEY STONES ARE ON THE RISE NATIONWIDE.

TURNS OUT WE LIVEIN ONE OF THE GREATEST STONE PRODUCING PARTS OF THE COUNTRY-

DETAILS COMING UP IN HEALTH MATTERS.

TALK ABOUT BOTTOMS UP!

THIS WOMAN'S BOTTOMS WERE DOWN.

ALL WHILE SHE STEALS BOTTTLE OF WINE. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) WOMAN STEAL WINE-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


OVER THE PAST DECADE DOCTORS HAVE SEEN ABOUT A 30% INCREASE IN KIDNEY STONES- THEY BELIEVE IT MAY LINK TO WHERE YOU

LIVE AND WHAT YOU EAT.

TURNS OUT- FLORIDA IS A TOP PRODUCER.

AMY OSHIER EXPLAINS IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


FORGET ABOUT THE STONE AGE- LIVING IN FLORIDA- MEANS LIVING IN THE

STONE BELT.

DR. BLAKE EVANS/UROLOGIST

RUNS:

:09 Because we're in the south, because of dehydration, because of diet, stones are

very common thing we see.

STONES AS IN KIDNEY STONES. THE KIDNEY STONE BELT REFERS TO

THE SOUTHERN U.S.- WHERE MUCH OF THE YEAR PEOPLE ARE DEALING

WITH SCORCHING TEMPERATURES. AS THE MERCURY RISES, WE SWEAT

MORE AND THE BODY'S FLUIDS BECOME CONCENTRATED WITH MINERALS,

SUCH AS CALCIUM. THIS INCREASES THE RISK THAT THE MINERALS WILL

CONCENTRATE INTO STONES. SO AS TEMPERATURES RISE, SO DO CASES OF

KIDNEY STONES.

DR. BLAKE EVANS/UROLOGIST

RUNS:

:48: The most common cause factor of stones is dehydration. There are other issues

that are more specific to each person and how they process minerals in the blood, but

dehydration is the number one factor.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

So when things start to heat up, it's important to drink up. Doctors recommend at least

two liters, that's 8 cups of non-caffeinated liquid each day. Water it best. The typical

American diet can increase risk too- especially in warm climates.

DR. BLAKE EVANS/UROLOGIST

RUNS:

:48 A high salt diet as well as a high animal protein diet can also lead to stones

propensity to form stones. So we commonly will recommend drink plenty of water, low

salt diet, low animal protein to anyone who comes in with first episode of stones.

MORE THAN 10 PERCENT OF AMERICANS WILL DEVELOP A KIDNEY STONE.

FORMING A STONE JUST ONCE INCREASES THE RISK OF ANOTHER BY

AT LEAST 50 PERCENT. A STONE BECOMES A PROBLEM, WHEN IT MOVES

THROUGH THE SYSTEM, AND BLOCKS THE FLOW OF URINE.

DR. BLAKE EVANS/UROLOGIST

RUNS:

4:04 A lot of females that have had kids have said to me that their episode of having a

stone try to pass by far the worst pain in their life, including giving birth.

MAKING IT SOMETHING WORTH PREVENTING. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH

SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


TAX REFUND NO PENATLY-TRX OC VO


PROCRASTINATORS, LISTEN UP.

IF YOU'RE OWED A TAX REFUND AND YOU DON'T FILE BY TOMORROW, YOU WON'T GET HIT WITH A PENALTY.

THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE, BUT MANY PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE IT.

THE I-R-S IS ANXIOUS TO COLLECT PAYMENTS FROM THOSE WHO OWE, BUT IT'S LESS CONCERNED ABOUT ISSUING UNCLAIMED REFUNDS.

IF IT TURNS OUT THAT YOU DO OWE, YOU'LL PAY A FINE FOR FILING LATE. Return to index of stories...


RATTLE SNAKE RODEO-OC VO


IF YOU'RE AFRAID OF SNAKES, YOU MIGHT WANT TO SKIP THIS EVENT!

THIS WEEKEND, THE ANNUAL RATTLESNAKE RODEO DREW CROWDS OF SNAKE LOVERS AND CURIOUS REPTILE FANS ALIKE TO THE SMALL CITY OF OPP, ALABAMA.

EXPERT SNAKE-HANDLERS SHOWED OFF THEIR SKILLS WITH THE SLITHERY SERPENTS, CAREFULLY AVOIDING DANGEROUS BITES WHILE DISPLAYING THE ANIMALS.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT BUT ORGANIZERS SAY THIS IS THEIR 53RD YEAR OF HOSTING THE RATTLESNAKE RODEO! Return to index of stories...


PANTSLESS WOMAN STEALS WINE-TRXVOTOPS


CAUGHT ON CAMERA:

A WOMAN IS ACCUSED OF STEALING TWO BOXES OF WINE FROM AN OCALA GROCERY STORE.

AND SHE WAS NOT WEARING PANTS!

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS THE WOMAN WALKING THROUGH THE PRODUCE SECTION BEFORE GRABBING THE WINE.

POLICE SAY SHE HEADED STRAIGHT FOR THE EXIT.

THE GROCERY STORE MANAGER TOLD AUTHORITIES HE TRIED TO STOP HER, BUT SHE GOT AWAY.

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NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT


DEVELOPING AT NOON.

A STRANGER DANGER ALERT ON A LEE COUNTY BARRIER ISLAND.

PEOPLE ON SANIBEL HAVE SEEN THIS MAN ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION,

HE'S ACCUSED OF INDESCENT EXPOSURE.

NBC2 JUST SPOKE WITH THE CHIEF OF POLICE.

WE HAVE A LIVE REPORT WITH NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE SUSPECT.

BREAKING AT NOON.

THIS MAN PLEADS NO CONTEST IN COURT TODAY.

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THIS SCENE LAST SUMMER,

WHEN THE MAN PLOWED A MINIVAN INTO HIS HOME, AND THEN BEAT HIS WIFE.

NBC2 FOUND OUT WHAT'S NEXT FOR JOSE ACEVEDO.

AND A RAIN FREE DAY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

BUT THAT WILL SOON CHANGE.

NBC2 TELLS YOU WHEN YOU'LL NEED THE UMBRELLA IN YOUR FULL FIRST ALERT FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) SANIBEL STRANGER DANGER-VO


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NOON TZB) JOSE ACEVEDO-SS VO


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CLOSE-2-SHOT DESK


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...