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HL1) CORKSKREW-TC MON VO tz3b) SODA POP TAX-VOTOPS
HL2) BOSTON ANNY-TC MON VO NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
HL3) REFRESHING MORNINGS-TC MON VO TS1) CORKSCREW-TRIP ANIBOXES
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP TS2) TAX DAY-TRIP ANIBOXES
THOMAS WELCH FIRST APPEARANCE-TRX SS VO TS3) BOSTON ANNY-TRIP ANIBOXES
CORKSCREW N NAPLES MERGE-OC VO JEWISH CENTER SHOOTING-OTS
CORKSCREW N NAPLES MERGE-SOTVO JEWISH CENTER SHOOTING-PKG
DISTRICT 19 UPDATE-TRX-OC-SS-OTS-BNR TENSION IN UKRAIN-TRX VO
TAX DAY-VO TENSION IN UKRAIN-SOTVO
BOSTON MARATION ANNY-OTS LEE OPEN ENROLLMENT-TRX-OC-CG
BOSTON MARATION ANNY-PKG NEW TEACHERS-OC-VO
TITANIC ANNY-TRXVOTOPS LEE SCHOOL BUDGET-OTS
MALAYSIA AIRLINE LATEST-OC VO BUILDING ASSOC. JOB FAIR-ONCAM, CG
MALAYSIA AIRLINE LATEST-SOTVO CHARCO YMCA JOB FAIR-TRX, CGTOPS
OSCAR PISTORIUS LATEST-TRX OC LEE MEMORIAL TOURS-ONCAM, CG, BNR
OSCAR PISTORIUS LATEST-PKG HILARY SHOE THROWER-OC VO
EDISON JOB FAIR-SSTOPS DECEASED INFANT FOLO-INTRO
OBAMA CARE-OC VO DECEASED INFANT FOLO-PKG
NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE DECEASED INFANT FOLO-TAG
FL BEAR FOLO-PLASMA VO ATM STOLEN-OC VO
FL BEAR FOLO-SOTVO SODA POP TAX-OC VO
MAKE THE MOST OF MORNING-OC VO MAN CRASHES THROUGH HOUSE-VO
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT MAN CRASHES THROUGH HOUSE-SOTVO
TZ1) ANIMAL CRUELTY-VOTOPS-TRX TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
TZ1B) SUPERBOAT-VOTOPS TZ4A) BLOOD MOON-VOWIPE
WEATHER-STC TZ4B) DOG RESTURANTS-VOTOPS
SUMMER BUGS-VOTOPS WEATHER TEASE-STC
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP BLOOD MOON-TC MON
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL BLOOD MOON-PKG
ANIMAL CRUELTY LATEST-TRX PLASMA SS VO WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
ANIMAL CRUELTY LATEST-SOTVO OC WEATHER-WX WALL
CAPE CORAL FIRE UPDATE-TRX OC SS VO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM
CAPE CORAL FIRE UPDATE-SOTVO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
SUPER BOAT-VO LEE COUNTY DOG RESTAURANTS-TRX-OTS-VO
SUPER BOAT-SOTVO TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
DOZIER SCHOOLS-OC VO TZ5A) FOOD FIGHT-VO
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE-OC VO HEALTH MATTERS-BUBBA INTRO
PANHANDLE FILMS-OTS HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
TAX DAY FREEBIES-OC FSS NETFLIX AND COMCAST-VO
AIRLINE TWEET-OC VO FOOD FIGHTS-VO
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT FOOD FIGHTS-SOTVO
TZ2A) AIR THREATS-VOWIPE GOOGLE GLASSES ON SALE-TRXVOTOPS
AIR THREATS-TRX 2 SHOT NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT
AIR THREATS-PKG NOON TZA) FL BEAR FOLO-vo
AIR THREATS-TAG NOON TZB) GLOW PARTIES-VO
TEASE THREE-2SHOT CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA
TZA) JEWISH CENTER SHOOTING-VOTOPS  


HL1) CORKSKREW-TC MON VO


GOOD MORNING IM STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS COULD BE SAVED IN COLLIER COUNTY, AS TWO FIRE DEPARTMENTS SET TO MERGE.

WELL TELL YOU HOW THIS EFFECTS YOU COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


HL2) BOSTON ANNY-TC MON VO


AND THIS MORNING WE ARE REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS, THE SURVIVORS AND THE HEROES FROM THE BOSTON MARATHON ATTACK.

STRAIGHT AHEAD WE'LL HAVE TRUE EXAMPLES OF RESILIENCE AND BOSTON STRONG. Return to index of stories...


HL3) REFRESHING MORNINGS-TC MON VO


PLUS- GETTING GOING IN THE MORNING CAN BE DIFFICULT FOR MANY OF US AND THEN ADD A LONG TO-DO LIST AND THIS MAY BE OVERWHELMING.

NBC-2 SHARES WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MAKE YOUR MORNING GREAT?

YOUR NEWS AT 11:00 STARTS NOW! Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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THOMAS WELCH FIRST APPEARANCE-TRX SS VO


GOOD MORNING I'M CHAD OLIVER.

ALL NEW AT 11.

THE MAN WHO'S NAPLES HOME WAS RAIDED BY STATE INVESTIGATORS LAST WEEK WENT BACK IN COURT THIS MORNING.

A LEE COUNTY JUDGE IS HOLDING THOMAS WELCH ON 245 THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.

HE FACES MULTIPLE CHARGES OF RACKETEERING, MONEY LAUNDERING, AND EXTORTION.

NBC 2 IS WORKING TO LEARN EXACTLY WHAT LED INVESTIGATORS TO HIS HOME.

THE JUDGE RULED IF WELCH POSTS BOND HE MUST PROVE THE FUNDS ARE NOT TIED TO FRAUD.

NBC 2 CAMERAS ROLLED. AS STATE AGENTS TOOK BAGS OF EVIDENCE. AND A COMPUTER FROM HIS HOME ON POINICIANA DRIVE EARLY LAST WEEK.

WELCH IS EXPECTED BACK IN COURT MAY 19TH. Return to index of stories...


CORKSCREW N NAPLES MERGE-OC VO


THE URGE TO MERGE---- TWO MORE COLLIER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENTS LOOKING TO SAVE MONEY.

THIS TIME THE BIG CORK SCREW AND NORTH NAPLES DEPARTMENTS COULD BE ONE STEP CLOSER TO COMING TOGETHER.

IN THE DAY AHEAD A BIG MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE FOR THE PUBLIC TO VOICE THEIR CONCERNS.

THE MERGER IS DESIGNED TO SAVE FOUR MILLION DOLLARS IN THE FIRST FIVE YEARS.

IT WOULD IMPACT COMMUNITIES FROM TWIN EAGLES, TO CORK SCREW ISLAND AND OUT TO PORTIONS OF GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

AS THE NORTH NAPLES ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF EXPLAINS, THE MERGER REDUCES UPPER MANAGEMENT, BUT NOT THE NUMBER OF FIREMAN OR FIRE HOUSES. Return to index of stories...


CORKSCREW N NAPLES MERGE-SOTVO


ya still need the same number of fire fighters whether you are one district or two but you dont need to fire chiefs two accounting departments you dont need two fire marshalls there are savings at the top end of the organization that can translate to more operational staff

THIS PLAN WILL GO BEFORE VOTERS IN A NOVEMBER REFERENDUM.

IF APPROVED IT WOULD GO INTO EFFECT THIS JANUARY.

IF YOU WANT YOUR VOICE HEARD THERE IS A PUBLIC MEETING TONIGHT AT 5:30 AT CORK SCREW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


DISTRICT 19 UPDATE-TRX-OC-SS-OTS-BNR


HAPPENING TODAY ----

NBC-2 GETS THE REAL STORY ON THE RACE TO REPLACE TREY RADEL IN CONGRESS.

STARTING TONIGHT, WE BEGIN SPECIAL PROFILE PIECES OF THE FOUR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES.

NBC-2 IS ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS DURING INTERVIEWS AT THE CANDIDATES' HOMES AND WITH THEIR FAMILIES.

THIS IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THEIR LIVES WILL AIR EVERY NIGHT THIS WEEK AT SIX P-M.

EARLY VOTING FOR THE SPECIAL REPUBLICAN PRIMARY IS UNDERWAY THOUGH SATURDAY.

ELECTION DAY IS A WEEK FROM TODAY.

WE'VE POSTED ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT POLLING SITES AND TIMES ON OUR WEBSITE.

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


TAX DAY-VO


HAVE YOU FILED YOUR TAXES YET?

IF NOT YOU HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO DO SO.

IF YOU NEED TO FILE AN EXTENSION, THAT IS ONLY FOR THE FILING, NOT FOR PAYING.

IT'S BEST TO SEND SOME MONEY TO THE IRS, EVEN IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE EXACT AMOUNT.

POST OFFICES ARE OPEN NORMAL HOURS, AND WE FOUND THAT TAX OFFICES, LIKE LIBERTY AND H AND R BLOCK, HAVE EXTENDED HOURS TO HELP LAST MINUTE FILERS.

NBC2 HAS FOUND OUT THAT PENALTIES FOR FILING LATE FEDERAL TAX RETURNS ONLY APPLY TO PEOPLE WHO OWE MONEY.

THAT'S BECAUSE THE PENALTY IS A PERCENTAGE OF WHAT YOU OWE. SO IF YOU DON'T OWE ANYTHING, THEY CAN'T PENALIZE YOU FOR IT. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON MARATION ANNY-OTS


ONE YEAR AGO TODAY THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING IMPACTED COUNTLESS LIVES.

TODAY, TRIBUTES MARK THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOMBINGS THAT KILLED THREE PEOPLE AND INJURED MORE THAN 260.

TAHMAN BRADLEY HAS OUR REPORT FROM BOSTON. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON MARATION ANNY-PKG


NATS - Boston Police motorcycle siren

Today, a celebration of Boston's resilience.

The city pays tribute to victims and survivors of the marathon bombing one-

year ago today.

NATS - bombing 2013

Two explosions at the finish line - a stunning terror attack.

Three people were killed, more than 260 injured

including Roseann Sdoia, who lost a leg and is learning to use a prosthetic.

SOT Roseann Sdoia, Marathon Bombing Survivor

"I DON'T THINK ANYBODY KNOWS WHAT THEY'RE CAPABLE OF DOING UNTIL YOU'RE

FORCED TO BE IN IT."

It's the same story for Heather Abbot, another survivor.

SOT Heather Abbottt, Marathon Bombing Survivor

"I LEARNED THAT I'M MUCH STRONGER AND MORE RESILIENT THAN I EVER COULD HAVE

IMAGINED."

Under enormous security, survivors will walk to the finish line for a moment

of silence at 2:49pm, the exact time the first bomb went off.

SOT Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston

"IT'S A VERY DIFFICULT DAY FOR FAMILIES AND SURVIVORS. CLEARLY ONE YEAR

ANNIVERSARY OF LOSS OF A LOVED ONE, CHANGE OF A LIFE FOREVER. / BUT IT'S

ALSO A BIG STEP IN THE HEALING PROCESS."

People around the country are also paying their respect.

These runners raced in a month long relay from Los Angeles to Boston to

raise money for the wounded. The runners traveled 10 to 20 miles, then

passed the baton to runners in another city.

SOT Nick Mongillo, Relay Runner

"IT'S REALY COOL TO HANDLE THE BATON THAT EVERYONE HAS HANDLED FOM

CALIFORNIA TO HERE SO FAR."

As for the Boston Marathon -- now 118 years old -- they'll run it next

Monday with a new rallying cry "we run together."

SOT Steve Aggregaard, Boston Marathon Runner

"LAST YEAR CAN'T BE THE FINAL WORD. WE NEED TO GO OUT AND REALLY CELEBRATE

RUNNING AS A GREAT LIFETIME SPORT. THAT'S WHY I'M GOING BACK." Return to index of stories...


TITANIC ANNY-TRXVOTOPS


IT WAS 102 YEARS AGO TODAY THAT THE TITANIC SANK TO THE BOTTOM OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.

THE SHIP SET SAIL ON ITS MAIDEN VOYAGE ON APRIL 10-TH FROM SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND. HEADING TO NEW YORK.

BUT ON APRIL 14-TH, JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT, THE LUXURY LINER HIT AN ICEBERG IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC.

THE SHIP SANK IN LESS THAN THREE HOURS.

ABOUT 22-HUNDRED PASSENGERS AND CREW WERE ON BOARD.

APPROXIMATELY 15-HUNDRED DIED IN THE DISASTER.

THE WRECKAGE IS LOCATED ABOUT 350 MILES OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF NEWFOUNDLAND. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA AIRLINE LATEST-OC VO


UPDATING THE SEARCH FOR THAT MISSING MALAYSIAN PLANE.

THE U-S NAVY'S UNDERWATER SUB HAD TO ABORT THE MISSION EARLIER THAN EXPECTED.

THEY PROGRAMMED IT TO SPEND 20-HOURS UNDERWATER MAPPING THE FLOOR OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.

INSTEAD THE UNMANNED SUB ONLY SPENT SEVEN HOURS IN THE WATER.

THE CAPTAIN OVERSEEING THE EFFORT SAID THE WATER WAS DEEPER THAN EXPECTED.

THE GOAL IS TO FIND FLIGHT 3-70.

MALAYSIA'S ACTING TRANSPORT MINISTER SAYS IF THEY FIND THE FLIGHT RECORDERS, THE DATA WILL *NOT BE KEPT SECRET. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA AIRLINE LATEST-SOTVO


"I don't think it's important who gets custody as far as I'm concerned and this is my own personal position, is finding out the truth. And when you want to find out the truth, definitely we have to reveal what is in the black box, so it's not question of it not being released."

THE CHIEF SEARCH COORDINATOR FOR AUSTRALIA GAVE AN UPDATE ON THE AIR AND SURFACE SEARCH FOR FLOATING MATERIAL.

HE SAYS THE SEARCH IN THE AREA WHERE THE PLANE LIKELY ENTERED THE WATER WILL BE WRAPPED UP IN THE NEXT TWO TO THREE DAYS. Return to index of stories...


OSCAR PISTORIUS LATEST-TRX OC


NOW TO THE LATEST ON THE TRIAL OF OSCAR PISTORIUS --

THE PROSECUTOR CLOSED OUT FIVE DAYS OF CROSS EXAMINATION THIS MORNING.

LAMA HASAN WAS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA.

SHE HAS THE THE LATEST ON THE TRIAL. Return to index of stories...


OSCAR PISTORIUS LATEST-PKG


AFTER A GRUELING 7 DAYS ON THE STANDOSCAR PISTORIUS TELLING THE COURT HE

SHOULDN'T BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF GIRLFRIEND REEVA STEENKAMP

044216

Nel:

We shouldn't blame you for the fact that you shot her - am I right?

Pistorius:

I agree with Mr. Nel, my lady.

/

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Nel

You're not to blame?

Pistorius:

My lady I believed that there was somebody coming out to attack me.

THE SO CALLED BULL TERRIER WRAPPING UP HIS FEROCIOUS CROSS EXAMINATION

SAYING THE MODEL WAS KILLED AFTER AN ARGUMENT WITH THE BLADE RUNNER

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Nel

"You shot four shots through that door whilst knowing that she was standing

behind the door."

Pistorius

That's incorrect my lady.

FOR 5 DAYS COMBATIVE.

GN - Say yes. I killedI shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp

OP - I did, my lady.

AND RELENTLESS.

NEL MONTAGE: take responsibility.

PROSECUTOR GERRI NEL PICKING APART EVERY DETAIL,

Nel:

"What did you shout?"

Pistorius:

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

house!

EVERY STATEMENT GIVEN BY OSCAR PISTORIUS WHO OFTEN BROKE DOWN ON THE STAND

Pistorius:

I did not fire at Reeva!

TODAY THE LEAD PROSECUTOR WRAPPING HIS FINAL ARGUMENT FOR THE JUDGE AND

ASSESSORS WHO WILL DECIDE THE PARALYMPIANS FATE

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Nel:

She locked herself into the toilet, you armed yourself for the sole purpose

of shooting and killing her.

Pistorius:

That's not true, my lady.

044900

Nel:

And that's what you did.

HIS ATTORNEYS COUNTERING ASKING PISTORIUS TO READ A VALENTINES DAY CARD

STEENKAMP GAVE HIM ON THE DAY OF HER DEATH IN WHICH SHE WROTE

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Pistorius:

I think today is a good day to tell you thatand then it says "I love you".

PREVIOUS TESTIMONY HAD REVEALED NEITHER HAD SAID I LOVE YOU BEFORE THE

DEFENSE'S ATTEMPT TO COUNTER THE STATES ARGUMENT THAT THEIR RELATIONSHIP WAS

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EDISON JOB FAIR-SSTOPS


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A JOB, TODAY IS YOUR DAY.

CAREER SERVICES AT EDISON STATE COLLEGE WILL HOST A JOB FAIR FROM NOON TO 2 P-M.

IT'S HAPPENING IN BUILDING U, ROOM 102.

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND FEATURES A VARIETY OF BUSINESSES LOOKING FOR EMPLOYEES TO JOIN THEIR WORKFORCE, PART-TIME AND FULL TIME. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA CARE-OC VO


NEW AT 11, OBAMACARE MAY NOT DRIVE UP HEALTH CARE COSTS AS MUCH AS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT.

NEW ESTIMATES FROM THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE AND THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON TAXATION SHOW PREMIUMS AREN'T EXPECTED TO RISE AS MUCH AS PREVIOUSLY PREDICTED.

AND THE OVERALL COST FOR IMPLEMENTING THE LAW IS EXPECTED TO RUN ABOUT FIVE-BILLION DOLLARS LESS THAN EXPECTED.

BUT LESS MONEY IN PENALTIES WILL BE COLLECTED BECAUSE THE ADMINISTRATION DECIDED TO DELAY THE EMPLOYER COVERAGE MANDATE. Return to index of stories...


NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE


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

STOCKS ARE OPENING HIGHER ON WALL STREET AS BIG-NAME U.S. COMPANIES TURN IN THEIR LATEST FINANCIAL RESULTS.

JOHNSON & JOHNSON AND COCA-COLA BOTH ROSE AFTER REPORTING THEIR EARNINGS FROM THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR.

THE STANDARD & POOR'S 500 INDEX ROSE NINE POINTS, OR 0.5 PERCENT, TO 1,840 IN THE FIRST FEW MINUTES OF TRADING THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


FL BEAR FOLO-PLASMA VO


TODAY WE'RE HEARING FROM THE ORLANDO WOMAN ATTACKED BY BEAR IN HER OWN DRIVEWAY.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE SHE LIVES IS STILL ON LOCKDOWN AS WILDLIFE CREWS REMAIN ON THE HUNT.

TERRI FRANA FOUGHT BACK TEARS AS SHE EXPLAINED HOW SHE MANAGED TO ESCAPE FROM THE JAWS OF A 200 POUND BLACK BEAR.

FRANA WAS READING ON HER LANAI SATURDAY NIGHT WHEN SHE SPOTTED DANGER.

WORRIED ABOUT HER 10 AND 11 YEAR OLDS WHO WERE OUTSIDE. FRANA HEADED TOWARD THE FRONT YARD. Return to index of stories...


FL BEAR FOLO-SOTVO


that bear came & was charging at me - so i started to run, and he stood up

and just pushed me down - and bit the side of my leg and bit my side and

then grabbed my head and started dragging me torward the woods"

FRANA SAYS SHE KICKED AND SCREAMED AND PRAYED TO GOD.

DOCTORS USED 30 STAPLES TO CLOSE THE WOUNDS TO HER HEAD.SHE ALSO HAS BITE WOUNDS ON HER BACK, ARM AND OUTER THIGH.

TODAY ARMED WILD-LIFE OFFICIALS ARE PATROLLING THE NEIGHBORHOOD NON-STOP MAKING SURE IT DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


MAKE THE MOST OF MORNING-OC VO


THERE'S A SMALL WINDOW OF TIME IN THE MORNING WHERE YOU HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR MAXIMUM PRODUCTIVITY -- BUT ONLY IF YOU USE THAT GOLDEN TIME WISELY.

TACKLE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS FIRST.

EXPERTS SAY IF YOU ARE DREADING MAKING A DECISION OR DOING AN ITEM ON YOUR LIST, IN THE MORNING YOUR MIND IS FRESH AND YOU WILL HAVE MOMENTUM FOR THE DAY.

ALSO, PLAN A MID MORNING BREAK.

SCHEDULING A WALK AROUND THE OFFICE, A COFFEE BREAK, OR GRABBING A BREATH OF FRESH AIR OUTSIDE BECAUSE IT WILL INVIGORATE YOUR CREATIVITY AND PRODUCTIVITY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


A DOG MIRACULOUSLY SURVIVES AFTER BEING SET ON FIRE.

AND THE MAN ACCUSED OF THIS HORRIBLE CASE OF ANIMAL CRUELTY HAS BEEN ARRESTED.

HEAR WHY THOSE CLOSE TO HIM SAY HE DIDN'T DO IT.

AND A BIG EVENT JUST WRAPPED UP IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

LEAVING SOME PEOPLE DISPLEASED.

WHY SOME SAY THE SUPERBOAT RACE WAS A BUST FOR LOCAL BUSINESS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1) ANIMAL CRUELTY-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1B) SUPERBOAT-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


SUMMER BUGS-VOTOPS


WARM TEMPERATURES MAY MEAN LAZY DAYS, BUT IT'S ALSO A TIME WHEN INSECTS ARE EVERYWHERE.

MOSQUITOES CAN TRANSMIT THE WEST NILE VIRUS.

FLEAS CAN CAUSE BITES THAT CAN ITCH AND CAN TURN INTO INFECTIONS IF SCRATCHED.

SO ARM YOURSELF. WHEN GOING OUTSIDE, SPRAY FOR BUGS.

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL RECOMMENDS REPELLENT CONTAINING 20-PERCENT DEET.

ALSO CHECK YOUR PET TO SEE IF THEY ARE CARRYING THESE NASTY CRITTERS.

TICKS LOVE HAIRY ANIMALS. 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.

"An unsettled week of weather"

It was a very warm and humid start to the week. It looks like we may get a brief break from the humidity by Wednesday as a result of a weak cool front passing through Southwest Florida.

Through the late morning hours, expect the clouds to increase with variable cloudiness from time to time. The extra clouds are all in association with a weakening cold front that will continue to make its way down the state today bringing a few scattered showers to the area by this afternoon. Despite the clouds and the late day rain, afternoon highs will manage to climb into the middle 80s with breezy winds from the southwest gusts closing in on 30mph.

Showers will linger around through the evening hours, and skies will more than likely stay mostly cloudy. However, temperatures will be slightly cooler as they settle into the lower half of the 60s by morning.

As the cold front sags to our south, it will stall across the area. This will keep more clouds than sunshine in the forecast for Wednesday. A northeasterly breeze will develop and usher in some slightly drier air, which means a brief drop in our humidity levels during the day. Daytime highs will also be several degrees cooler as they top out in the lower 80s.

Forecast models are hinting at another disturbance crossing the Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week, which will keep our skies mostly cloudy with scattered rain. By Saturday, this system should begin to shift to the east, with Easter weekend looking mostly to partly sunny with temperatures in the upper 80s. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL CRUELTY LATEST-TRX PLASMA SS VO


NOW TO AN UPDATE ON A STORY THAT A LOT OF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.

THE DOG, HOPE, IN ARDADIA THAT WAS SET ON FIRE.

WE TALKED WITH A MAN WHO IS FRIENDS WITH THE MAN WHO WAS ARRESTED FOR THE CRIME.

THE DOGS OWNER LARRY WALLACE-- WAS ARRESTED FOR ANIMAL CURETLY AND ARSON. HE IS SET TO THE SEE THE JUDGE FOR THE 1ST TIME IN A FEW HOURS.

NBC 2 WENT BY WALLACE'S HOME, BUT NO ONE WANTED TO COMMENT FOR OUR STORY.

BUT A NEIGHBOR AND FRIEND SAYS WALLACE IS *NOT* RESPONSIBLE FOR BURNING MOST OF HOPE'S BODY.

ANOTHER NEIGHBOR SAYS HE HEARD A HIGHSCHOOL STUDENT DID IT. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL CRUELTY LATEST-SOTVO OC


"Larry had nothing to do with it. Nothing to do with it. "

13:09-13:12 "who would do this to a dog? An innocent dog. "

NBC 2 IS ALSO LEARNING THERE'S A FAIR CHANCE HOPE MAY NOT NEED SURGERY.

AT LAST CHECK-DONATIONS FOR HOPE WERE UP TO MORE THAN 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL FIRE UPDATE-TRX OC SS VO


TODAY CAPE CORAL FAMILIES ARE BACK HOME AFTER A FIRE DESTROYED PART OF THIS APARTMENT BUILDING.

IT HAPPENED MONDAY AT THE CROSSING APARTMENT COMPLEX.

A WOMAN NOTICED SMOKE IN HER APARTMENT AND CALLED POLICE.

WELL - THIS IS WHAT THE BUILDING LOOKS LIKE NOW.

EARLY ESTIMATES SHOW THE BLAZE CAUSED AT LEAST 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL FIRE UPDATE-SOTVO


"it's going to take awhile for them to rebuild everything but at least everyone is okay.everyone's safe."

AMAZINGLY - NO ONE WAS HURT.

FIRE CREWS ARE STILL LOOKING INTO HOW IT STARTED. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOAT-VO


N-B-C-2 IS TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE SUPER BOAT RACE THIS PAST WEEKEND IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR LOCAL ECONOMY.

DOZENS OF BUSINESS OWNERS ON MANASOTA KEY TOLD N-B-C-2- THIS RACE KILLED BUSINESS.

MANAGERS AT THE WHITE ELEPHANT PUB SAY THEY STARTED LOSING BUSINESS RIGHT AS THE EVENT MOVED IN.

WE HEARD A SIMILAR STORY FROM THE OWNER OF BEACH BOTIQUE. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOAT-SOTVO


SOT:12:09-:12 Nicole Lima, White Elephant Pub "I'm bummed out! I thought we were going to go out with a bang! But we didn't go out with a bang…

:01-:09 Jill Hemmes, Beach Rd. Botique "Literally yesterday I was the only one sitting outside at the bistro looking at all my empty tables… and taking a picture of it going… oh my god… this is not right."

CHARLOTTE COUNTY OFFICIALS TELL A MUCH DIFFERENT STORY.

THEY SAY THE EVENT WAS AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS, PUTTING ENGLEWOOD ON THE MAP.

THE TOURISM OFFICE CAN'T CONFIRM A DOLLAR AMOUNT-

BUT THEY'RE EXPECTING THE EVENT TO GENERATE AN EIGHT TO TEN MILLION DOLLAR ECONOMIC IMPACT.

THE RACE WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR ON APRIL 10TH THROUGH THE 12TH. Return to index of stories...


DOZIER SCHOOLS-OC VO


A CASE DECADES OLD GETS NEW LIFE.

RESEARCHERS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA EXCAVATED THE GRAVEYARD AT A FORMER REFORM SCHOOL ON THE PANHANDLE.

THEY'LL DISCUSS THEIR FINDINGS WITH U-S SENATOR BILL NELSON.

U-S-F RESEARCHERS WILL TALK ABOUT INFORMATION ON D-N-A TESTING AT THE ARTHUR G. DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS.

THEY WILL REVEAL THE FIRST FACIAL COMPOSITE OF ONE OF THE SETS OF REMAINS EXCAVATED FROM THE SITE.

FORMER STUDENTS FROM THE 1950'S AND 1960'S HAVE ACCUSED EMPLOYEES AND GUARDS AT THE SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL AND SEXUAL ABUSE.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT CONCLUDED IT COULDN'T SUBSTANTIATE OR DISPUTE THE CLAIMS. Return to index of stories...


MEDICARE ADVANTAGE-OC VO


SEVERAL GOVERNORS, INCLUDING RICK SCOTT, ARE WRITING TO PRESIDENT OBAMA TO COMPLAIN ABOUT NEWLY ANNOUNCED PAYMENTS FOR THE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PROGRAM.

TODAY, GOVERNOR SCOTT, GOVERNOR RICK PERRY OF TEXAS, LOUISIANA'S GOVERNOR BOBBY JINDAL SIGNED A LETTER THAT SAYS THE CHANGES TO PAYMENTS WILL HURT SENIORS.

THE LETTER CONTENDS AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES AMOUNTS TO LITTLE MORE THAN POLITICAL THEATER. Return to index of stories...


PANHANDLE FILMS-OTS


OUR NEIGHBORS TO THE NORTH IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE ARE GETTING A LOTT OF NATIONAL ATTENTION.

TOURISM LEADERS IN THE PENSACOLA AREA SAY MORE TELEVISION PRODUCERS AND FILM MAKERS ARE PAYING ATTENTION TO THEIR REGION.

OFFICIALS SAYS IT IS WORKING WITH A SPANISH FILM CREW THAT PLANS TO SHOOT A MOVIE ABOUT SPANISH EXPLORER BERNARDO DE GALVEZ.

THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL, THE TRAVEL CHANNEL AND HGTV HAVE RECENTLY FILMED EPISODES IN THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


TAX DAY FREEBIES-OC FSS


TODAY, SEVERAL COMPANIES ARE GETTING IN THE SPIRIT OF TAX DAY BY OFFERING FREEBIES AND DISCOUNTS!

MCDONALDS OFFERED FREE COFFEE THIS MORNING, WITH A COUPON, YOU CAN GET A FREE CURLY FRY AT ARBY'S TODAY, AND AT OFFICE DEPOT THEY WILL SHRED UP TO FIVE POUND OF PAPER FOR FREE!

FOR A FULL LIST OF DEALS HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE. Return to index of stories...


AIRLINE TWEET-OC VO


U-S AIRWAYS IS APOLOGIZING FOR A GRAPHIC PHOTO THAT WAS ACCIDENTALLY POSTED ON THE COMPANY'S OFFICIAL TWEETER ACCOUNT MONDAY.

THE PORNOGRAPHIC IMAGE WAS INADVERTENTLY INCLUDED IN A TWEET TO A CUSTOMER.

U-S AIRWAYS QUICKLY APOLOGIZED AND REMOVED THE TWEET.

A COMPANY SPOKESMAN SAID IN A STATEMENT THAT THE TWEET WAS THE RESULT OF AN HONEST ERROR AND THAT THE IMAGE WAS INITIALLY POSTED TO THE COMPANY TWITTER ACCOUNT BY ANOTHER USER.

COMPANY OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE REVIEWING THE COMPANY'S TWITTER PROCESS TO PREVENT A SIMILAR ERROR IN THE FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


A TEENAGE GIRL RECEIVES UNWANTED NOTORIETY AFTER SHE SENT A TERRORISM-THEMED TWEET TO AMERICAN AIRLINES.

SHE WAS ARRESTED FOR HER ACTIONS, BUT NOW IS HER TWEET STARTING A TREND OF AIRLINE THREATS AMONG OTHER YOUNG TWITTER USERS. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) AIR THREATS-VOWIPE


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AIR THREATS-TRX 2 SHOT


NOW TO THE TEENAGE GIRL ARRESTED FOR TWEETING A BOMB THREAT TO AMERICAN AIRLINES.

NEW THIS MORNING.

COPYCAT PRANKSTERS ARE NOW CROPPING UP --

SO THE AIRLINES AND POLICE ARE CRACKING DOWN.

RYAN SMITH HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


AIR THREATS-PKG


A TWITTER PRANK ABOUT BOMBING AN AIRLINE LEADING TO ONE TEEN'S ARREST AND

THIS MORNING, TO A NEW CHALLENGE FOR AIRLINES - DEALING WITH PRANKSTERS

SEEMINGLY PUSHING THE SAME JOKE.

On Monday, Dutch police arrested A 14-YEAR OLD DUTCH Twitter user who calls

herself "SARAH" on the site after she SENT THIS TWEET TO AMERICAN AIRLINES

Sunday:

"HELLO MY NAME'S IBRAHIM AND I'M FROM AFGHANISTAN. I'M PART OF AL QAIDA AND

ON JUNE 1ST I'M GOING TO DO SOMETHING REALLY BIG BYE"

THAT PROMPED A SWIFT RESPONSE FROM THE AIRLINE. MENTIONING THEY "TAKE THESE THREATS VERY SERIOUSLY"

AND WILL BE FORWARDING HER DETAILS TO THE FBI. THE TEEN, RESPONDING "I WAS

KIDDING I'M SO SORRY I'M SCARED NOW."

BRAD GARRETT SOT

It clearly forces authorities to spend time and manpower to track down these

individuals to assess whether these threats are real or not.

THE INCIDENT, now APPEARTING TO ATTRACT INTERNET COPYCATS, INUNDATING

AIRLINES WITH THREATS.

LIKE THIS TO SOUTHWEST AIRLINES.

AND DOZENS OF OTHERS ,

EXASPERATING AUTHORITIES.

AMERICAN AIRLINES tells ABC News THAT THE "SAFETY OF OUR PASSNGERS AND CREW

IS OUR TOP PRIORITY" SOUTHWEST SAYING THEY TAKE THREATS "VERY SERIOUSLY",

NEITHER ELABORATING ON THE THREATENING TWEETS.

AS FOR WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, AIRLINE PRANKSTERS COULD BE IN FOR SOME ROUGH AIR:

SOT: Brad Garrett:

The message has to get out, we're going to hold you accountable, even if you

think it's a prank. Return to index of stories...


AIR THREATS-TAG


THAT WAS RYAN SMITH REPORTING.

AS FOR THAT YOUNG WOMAN WHO SENT THE INITIAL TWEET?

SHE WAS QUESTIONED BY DUTCH POLICE WITH A PARENT.

POLICE SAY WHETHER SHE WILL FACE CHARGES WILL DEPEND ON WHETHER SHE'S DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE SUSPECTED GUNMAN AND THREE PEOPLE SHOT AND KILLED OUTSIDE TWO JEWISH CENTERS NEAR KANSAS CITY.

NBC-2 WILL HAVE THE LATEST ON THAT COMING UP.

PLUS--

THERE'S GETTING MAD OVER TAXES, AND THEN THERE'S SHOOTING PEOPLE OVER TAXES.

RATHER THAN PAY A 22-CENT TAX ON A 2-LITER OF PEPSI ONE MAN THREATENED TO KILL EVERYONE IN A CONVENIENCE STORE. Return to index of stories...


TZA) JEWISH CENTER SHOOTING-VOTOPS


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tz3b) SODA POP TAX-VOTOPS


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) CORKSCREW-TRIP ANIBOXES


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

THIS AFTERNOON A BIG MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE FOR THE PUBLIC TO VOICE THEIR CONCERNS ABOUT THE BIG CORK SCREW AND NORTH NAPLES FIRE DEPARTMENTS POSSIBLE MERGE.

THE MERGER IS DESIGNED TO SAVE FOUR MILLION DOLLARS IN THE FIRST FIVE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) TAX DAY-TRIP ANIBOXES


AND APRIL 15TH HAS FINALLY ARRIVED.

TODAY'S THE DEADLINE TO FILE YOUR TAXES.

AND IF YOU STILL HAVEN'T FILED. HERE'S SOME GOOD NEWS.

THE CHANCES OF YOU GETTING AUDITED THIS YEAR ARE LOWER THAN THEY HAVE BEEN

SINCE THE 80'S.

THAT'S DUE TO BUDGET CUTS AT THE I-R-S, AND NEW RESPONSIBILITIES FOR AGENTS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) BOSTON ANNY-TRIP ANIBOXES


THE CITY OF BOSTON IS PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE VICTIMS, SURVIVORS, OFFICERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS OF THE MARATHON BOMBINGS A YEAR AGO TODAY.

THE CEREMONY WILL HONOR PEOPLE WHO PLAYED A DIRECT ROLE RESPONDING TO THE BOMBING AND ALSO THOSE AFFECTED BY THE TERRIBLE EVENT.

VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN WILL BE THERE.

THE TRIBUTE WILL CONCLUDE WITH A MOMENT OF SILENCE AT THE MARATHON FINISH LINE. Return to index of stories...


JEWISH CENTER SHOOTING-OTS


FEDERAL PROSECUTORS PLAN TO PURSUE HATE CRIME CHARGES AGAINST THE MAN SUSPECTED OF KILLING THREE PEOPLE AT JEWISH CENTERS.

WE'RE NOW LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE MAN AND ABOUT THE THREE PEOPLE WHO KILLED.

ANDREW SPENCER REPORTS FROM KANSAS CITY. Return to index of stories...


JEWISH CENTER SHOOTING-PKG


THIS IS FRAZIER GLENN CROSS -- ALSO KNOWN AS FRAZIER GLENN MILLER -- IN A VIDEO ON HIS WEBSITE.

ANTI-RACISM ORGANIZATIONS SAY HE'S BEEN ACTIVE IN WHITE SUPREMACIST GROUPS SINCE THE 1970S.

AT THE LIBRARY IN HIS HOMETOWN OF MARIONVILLE, MISSOURI, YOU CAN FIND HIS SELF-FINANCED BOOK, "A WHITE MAN SPEAKS OUT," BUT THE TOWN'S MAYOR SAYS MOST OF THE PEOPLE HERE DON'T SUBSCRIBE TO THE CROSS' BELIEFS.

"He'd go on about different races, mainly Jews, that. He claims they're all bad."

POLICE SHOT AND KILLED CROSS' SON IN 2008, AFTER A CRASH IN MARIONVILLE.

THEY SAY, ARMED WITH A SHOTGUN, HE KILLED A GOOD SAMARITAN WHO STOPPED TO HELP, THEN LATER FIRED AT POLICE.

RADIO HOST DAVID PAKMAN INTERVIEWED CROSS IN 2010, WHEN HE RAN A WRITE-IN CAMPAIGN FOR A SEAT IN THE U-S SENATE.

"He told me in no uncertain terms that even though I had never met him, even though I had never said anything specific to him or wronged him, merely because I was Jewish, he didn't like me."

FEDERAL PROSECUTORS BELIEVE THAT HATRED WAS ENOUGH FOR CROSS TO SHOOT AND KILL THREE PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF TWO JEWISH CENTERS NEAR KANSAS CITY -- EVEN THOUGH ALL THREE VICTIMS WERE CHRISTIANS.

AMONG THEM, REAT UNDERWOOD, A 14-YEAR-OLD ON THE WAY TO A SINGING AUDITION; HIS GRANDFATHER, WILLIAM CORPORON, A FAMILY DOCTOR.

"This is one of those things you never think is going to happen and now we're planning for two funerals. It's horrific."

.AND TERRI LAMANNO, AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST WHO WORKED WITH VISUALLY IMPARED KIDS. TODAY WOULD HAVE BEEN HER 25TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

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TENSION IN UKRAIN-TRX VO


NOW TO A DEVELOPING STORY OVER SEAS.

AFTER A DAY OF CLASHES THAT LASTED INTO THE NIGHT, THE WORLD IS CLOSELY WATCHING UKRAINE THIS MORNING, AS THE COUNTRY SPIRALS FURTHER OUT OF CONTROL.

PRO-RUSSIAN GROUPS HAVE TAKEN OVER MORE BUILDINGS IN EASTERN UKRAINE.

THE KIEV GOVERNMENT WARNED IT WOULD SEND TROOPS TO RETALIATE.

THE WHITE HOUSE EXPRESSED CONCERN. Return to index of stories...


TENSION IN UKRAIN-SOTVO


"The evidence is compelling that Russia is supporting these efforts and involved in these efforts."

ADDING TO THE TENSIONS, A RUSSIAN ATTACK PLANE MADE SEVERAL UNAUTHORIZED PASSES OVER AN AMERICAN WARSHIP AT SEA.

RUSSIA SAYS PUTIN DENIED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PROTESTS AND CALLED ON PRESIDENT OBAMA TO PREVENT THE USE OF FORCE.

BOTH SIDES WILL CONTINUE TALKS IN AN EMERGENCY MEETING IN GENEVA ON THURSDAY. Return to index of stories...


LEE OPEN ENROLLMENT-TRX-OC-CG


RIGHT NOW-

NBC2 HAS NEW NUMBERS FROM LEE COUNTY'S STUDENT ASSIGNMENT FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

THOUSANDS OF PARENTS HAVE BEEN WAITING TO FIND OUT WHERE THEIR KIDS WILL GO TO SCHOOL NEXT YEAR.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT REPORTS - MORE THAN 75 PERCENT OF FAMILIES RECEIVED THEIR FIRST CHOICE - WHICH MEANS NEARLY A QUARTER DID NOT.

93-PERCENT OF PARENTS RECEIVED ONE OF THEIR TOP THREE PICKS.

ANY STUDENT WHO FAILED TO GET INTO THEIR TOP CHOICE, IS AUTOMATICALLY PUT IN THE ELIGIBILITY POOL FOR THEIR FIRST CHOICE.

ONLINE APPLICANTS CAN SEE RESULTS ONLINE.

THEY WILL BE MAILED TO PAPER APPLICANTS THIS FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


NEW TEACHERS-OC-VO


TWO FORT MYERS SCHOOLS WITH STRUGLLING STUDENTS ARE SHAKING UP STAFF.

FORT MYERS MIDDLE ACADEMY AND COLONIAL ELEMENTARY ARE BOTH PLANNING TO REPLACE UP TO 20 TEACHERS.

SOME CURRENT TEACHERS WILL TRANSFER TO DIFFERENT SCHOOLS.

OTHERS WILL HAVE TO REAPPLY FOR A NEW JOB AT THE DISTRICT.

DISTRICT LEADERS SAY THEY'VE DONE SOMETHING LIKE THIS BEFORE AND IT'S PROVEN TO WORK. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOL BUDGET-OTS


TODAY WE SHOULD HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF HOW MUCH MONEY LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL HAVE TO USE NEXT YEAR.

DISTRICT LEADERS ARE LEARNING HOW MUCH MONEY THEY'LL GET FROM THE STATE.

THIS AFTERNOON AT TWO, BOARD MEMBERS AND THE PUBLIC WILL BREAK DOWN THE BUDGET AT DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS.

COUNT ON US TO TRACK WHICH AREAS RECEIVE MORE MONEY OR CUTS. Return to index of stories...


BUILDING ASSOC. JOB FAIR-ONCAM, CG


IF YOU'RE IN CONSTRUCTION, THERE'S A JOB FAIR HAPPENING THIS WEEK.

THE CHARLOTTE DESOTO BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION IS HOSTING IT.

THERE'S ONE WEDNESDAY FROM 9AM-1PM AND ANOTHER THURSDAY -- FROM 1PM-6PM.

IT'S AT THE ASSOCIATION'S OFFICE ON TOLEDO BLADE BLVD IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

EMPLOYERS INCLUDED --ROYALTY CONSTRUCTION, ACCURATE GAS AND PLUMBING, COASTAL QUALITY SERVICES AND SEVERAL OTHERS.

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CHARCO YMCA JOB FAIR-TRX, CGTOPS


THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY FAMILY YMCA IS ALSO HOSTING A JOB FAIR.

IT'S TODAY AT THE BAYFRONT CENTER YMCA IN PUNTA GORDA.

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR FULL TIME AND PART TIME POSITIONS -- AS WELL AS VOLUNTEERS.

THE OPENINGS ARE AT THE Y'S VARIOUS BRANCH LOCATIONS.

THE JOB FAIR IS FROM NOW UNTIL TO 2:00 PM, AND 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM.

FOR MORE INFORMATION JUST HEAD TO OUR WEBISTE.

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LEE MEMORIAL TOURS-ONCAM, CG, BNR


THIS WEEK -- YOU CAN GET A TOUR OF LEE MEMORIAL'S HOSPITALS --

IT'S THE "GET TO KNOW US BEFORE YOU NEED US" MONTH.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE HEALTH SYSTEM'S OPEN HOUSE EVENTS THROUGH THIS MONTH.

THERE'S ONE TOMORROW FROM 10 A.M. TO NOON AT GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER IN FORT MYERS.

YOU CAN MEET MEMBERS OF PATIENT CARE AND SEE THE NEWEST EQUIPMENT. Return to index of stories...


HILARY SHOE THROWER-OC VO


THE WOMAN ACCUSED OF THROWING A SHOE AT HILLARY CLINTON IS IN CUSTODY OF SECRET SERVICE AGENTS AND IS BEING CHARGED WITH A FEDERAL CRIME.

36-YEAR OLD ALISON ERNST WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON MONDAY IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA.

ERNST IS ACCUSED OF TOSSING A SHOE AT THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE AS SHE GAVE A SPEECH IN LAS VEGAS LAST WEEK.

CLINTON DUCKED AND WAS NOT HURT -- SHE EVEN MADE A JOKE ABOUT IT. Return to index of stories...


DECEASED INFANT FOLO-INTRO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW--

WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE UTAH WOMAN WHO ADMITS TO KILLING SIX NEWBORNS AND KEEPING THEIR BODIES IN BOXES.

THOSE WHO KNOW MEGAN HUNTSMAN SAY THEY ARE SHOCKED TO LEARN ABOUT THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST HER.

REPORTER ANDREW ADAMS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


DECEASED INFANT FOLO-PKG


HE SHARED ONE PICTURE WITH US THAT HE'D TAKEN WITH MEGAN HUNTSMAN. HE WOULDN'T SHOW HIS OWN FACE. "TOTAL SHOCK" … HE SAID … AS HIS EYES WELLED UP. HIS NEIGHBOR WAS EQUALLY STUNNED.

"You would never in a million years think that something like this could happen…"

JOSH FLOWERS SAYS HE TRUSTED HUNTSMAN TO EVEN WATCH HIS THREE CHILDREN.

"She's been in my house watching my kids, watching my nephew. Numerous times. Really nice. She made cookies for all the kids."

JUDGE: "MA'AM?" MEGAN HUNTSMAN: "YES." JUDGE: "YOUR RESPONSE?" MEGAN HUNTSMAN: "THAT'S FINE."

THAT SAME WOMAN WHO WAS MAKING THE COOKIES FOR HER NEIGHBOR'S KIDS … ANSWERED "THAT'S FINE" TO HER BAIL AMOUNT. $6 MILLION. $1 MILLION FOR EACH CHILD PROSECUTORS SAY SHE ADMITTED TO KILLING … SHORTLY AFTER THEY WERE BORN.

"I read it. I was done. I was like i couldn't do it no more. I was like 'wow.' I couldn't understand or believe what i just saw."

NOBODY YET HAS SAID THEY WERE SUSPICIOUS OF HUNTSMAN BEFORE THE WEEKEND'S GRIM DISCOVERY. BUT STATE WORKERS ARE STILL USING THE CASE AS A REASON FOR ACTION.

"No child has to die, or be abused or neglected."

LIZ SOLLIS AT THE UTAH DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES SAYS IT'S IMPORTANT FOR FAMILIES AND NEIGHBORS TO COME FORWARD WHEN THEY FEAR SOMETHING ISN'T RIGHT.

"It's Not Being Nosy. You're Trying To Protect A Child Or A Family."

"You would never think it could happen in your own neighborhood. And then when it does … it's like … whoah." Return to index of stories...


DECEASED INFANT FOLO-TAG


THAT WAS ANDREW ADAMS REPORTING.

INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL TRYING TO FIND ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS LIKE HOW HUNTSMAN CONCEALED HER PREGNANCIES AND WHETHER ANYONE ELSE KNEW.

PROSECUTORS ARE HOPING TO HAVE CHARGES FILED BY HUNTSMAN'S NEXT COURT HEARING.

IT'S SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


ATM STOLEN-OC VO


AN A-T-M IS STOLEN AND IT IS ALL CAUGHT ON TAPE.

YOU CAN SEE THE THIEVES PULL UP IN A WHITE PICKUP TRUCK AND THROW A ROCK THROUGH THE DOOR AT THE CHEVRON IN LIMESTONE COUNTY ALABAMA.

THEN THEY HEAD INSIDE AND GET TO WORK, PULLING DOWN THE A-T-M AND DRAGGING IT RIGHT OUT THE DOOR.

THE STORE OWNER SAYS IT'S GOING TO COST ABOUT 500 DOLLARS TO FIX THE DOOR AND THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GET A NEW A-T-M TOO. Return to index of stories...


SODA POP TAX-OC VO


GET THIS--

A CHICAGO MAN WAS APPARENTLY SO ANGRY OVER A TAX ON SOFT DRINKS HE PULLED OUT A MACHINE GUN.

NAHSHON SHELTON IS ACCUSED OF THREATENING EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS AT A BEAUTY SUPPLY STORE AFTER TRYING TO PURCHASE A DOLLAR 79 TWO-LITER OF PEPSI.

WHEN TOLD HE'D HAVE TO PAY A TWENTY-TWO CENT TAX ON THE DRINK, SHELTON PULLED A MACHINE GUN OUT OF A GUCCI BAG, SAYING HE WAS GOING TO SHOOT PEOPLE.

POLICE ARRESTED SHELTON.

HE'S BEING HELD WITHOUT BAIL. Return to index of stories...


MAN CRASHES THROUGH HOUSE-VO


A TRUCK DRIVER LOST CONTROL OF HIS VEHICLE MONDAY AND DROVE THROUGH A HOME IN SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS.

CHECK THIS OUT.

AS YOU CAN SEE.THE ACCIDENT LEFT A GAPING HOLE IN THE HOUSE.

HE WENT STRAIGHT THROUGH THE FRONT OF THE HOME.

AND CAME FLYING OUT THE BACK. Return to index of stories...


MAN CRASHES THROUGH HOUSE-SOTVO


When I got here I could not believe what I saw. It was a pick-up truck and it went in the picture window in the front of the house, all the way through the house, out the back wall of the house.

THE TRUCK DRIVER TOLD POLICE HIS ACCELERATOR WAS STUCK AND HE COULDN'T STOP IT.

HE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER COMPLAINING OF A BACK INJURY.

NO ONE WAS HOME AT THE TIME.

THE FAMILY DOG WAS KILLED.

THE ACCIDENT IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


TYPICALLY YOU AREN'T AWAKE AT 3 A-M.

BUT YOU WERE TODAY.

IT WAS AN EERIE AND SPECTACULAR VIEW OF THE "BLOOD MOON."

STRAIGHT AHEAD SOCIAL REACTION AND CONSPIRACY THEORIES ON THIS LUNAR ECLIPSE.

PLUS--

A DOG FRIENDLY DECLINE.

WHY SOME RESTURANTS IN LEE COUNTY MAY START SAYING NO TO OUR FURRY FRIENDS. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) BLOOD MOON-VOWIPE


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TZ4B) DOG RESTURANTS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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BLOOD MOON-TC MON


AND NOW TO AN ASTRONOMICAL EVENT THAT HAD MANY PEOPLE SEEING RED.

THE SO- CALLED "BLOOD MOON".

BUT FOR SOME, THIS LUNAR ECLIPSE CARRIES A LOT OF SIGNIFICANCE

LARA SPENCER EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


BLOOD MOON-PKG


BLUE MOONMAN *IN* THE MOONLIKE A BIG PIZZA PIENONE OF THESE DESCRIPTIONS OF

THE MOON QUITE MAKE THE CUT WHEN DESCRIBING THE SPECTACULAR SHOW WE JUST SAW

HOURS AGOA NATURAL PHENOMENON CALLED A "BLOOD MOON"

SEEN HERE ON NASA TV'S LIVE STREAMAS IT TAKES ON A FIERY GLOW

GFX

THIS IS THE FIRST OF 4 "TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSES" OR "BLOOD MOONS" WE'LL SEE

OVER THE NEXT YEAR AND A HALF. THEY HAPPEN WHEN EARTH'S SHADOW COVERS THE

MOONWHICH CAN THEN TAKE ON A REDDISH COLOR DUE TO THE SCATTERING OF SUNLIGHT

THROUGH THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE.

NAT POP - CAMERA CLICKS/PHOTO MONTAGE

*THIS* "BLOOD MOON" WAS ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN.AND ONE GIANT LEAP FOR

SELFIE-KINDVIEWERS SNAPPED PHOTOS AS THE WATCHED OUT FOR THAT GLOWING PIE-

IN-THE-SKY.

OTHERS CELEBRATED BY GATHERING FOR VIEWING PARTIES, LIKE HERE AT THE

GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY IN LOS ANGELES.

GENE IRELAND, SCIENCE TEACHER

04:43:56 "It's just a wonder of nature and the people out here are getting a

chance to see it."

BUT, FOR SOME, THE APPEARANCE OF A "BLOOD MOON" SIGNIFIES THAT "HOUSTONWE *MAY* HAVE A PROBLEM"CONSPIRACY THEORISTS LINK LUNAR

ECLIPSES TO MAJOR HISTORICAL EVENTS LIKE THE FALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE IN THE

1400SAND MORE RECENTLY, IN 2004 WHEN THE RED SOX WON THE WORLD

SERIESBREAKING THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO. 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.

"An unsettled week of weather"

It was a very warm and humid start to the week. It looks like we may get a brief break from the humidity by Wednesday as a result of a weak cool front passing through Southwest Florida.

Through the late morning hours, expect the clouds to increase with variable cloudiness from time to time. The extra clouds are all in association with a weakening cold front that will continue to make its way down the state today bringing a few scattered showers to the area by this afternoon. Despite the clouds and the late day rain, afternoon highs will manage to climb into the middle 80s with breezy winds from the southwest gusts closing in on 30mph.

Showers will linger around through the evening hours, and skies will more than likely stay mostly cloudy. However, temperatures will be slightly cooler as they settle into the lower half of the 60s by morning.

As the cold front sags to our south, it will stall across the area. This will keep more clouds than sunshine in the forecast for Wednesday. A northeasterly breeze will develop and usher in some slightly drier air, which means a brief drop in our humidity levels during the day. Daytime highs will also be several degrees cooler as they top out in the lower 80s.

Forecast models are hinting at another disturbance crossing the Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week, which will keep our skies mostly cloudy with scattered rain. By Saturday, this system should begin to shift to the east, with Easter weekend looking mostly to partly sunny with temperatures in the upper 80s. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM


THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN AND TINA FEY IS THE WINNER, AND WHY DID MILEY CYRUS GIVE UP HER NEW PUPPY.

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


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


VIEWERS WOULD APPARENTLY RATHER HAVE TINA FEY-- NOT STEPHEN COLBERT TO REPLACE DAVID LETTERMAN.

A SOCIAL MEDIA STUDY BY MARKETING COMPANY KEYHOLE SHOWS FEY WAS FAVORED THREE TO ONE.

THE COMPANY ANALYZED MENTIONS OF THE HASHTAG LETTERMAN REPLACEMENTS.

THE STUDY TRACKED ABOUT 25-HUNDRED POSTS BY OVER 2-THOUSAND TWEEPS.

MICHAEL JACKSON'S MOM MAY BE FOOTING THE LEGAL BILLS FOR CONCERT PROMOTER A-E-G LIVE.

A CALIFORNIA JUDGE ISSUED THE TENTATIVE RULING MONDAY THAT COULD FORCE HER TO FORK OVER MORE THAN 800-THOUSAND DOLLARS - A RULING MRS. JACKSON WILL APPEAL.

MRS. JACKSON SUED A-E-G FOR MICHAEL JACKSON'S WRONGFUL DEATH LAST YEAR, FOR HIRING DR. CONRAD MURRAY - THE DOCTOR WHO GAVE HER SON THE POWERFUL SEDATIVES THAT CONTRIBUTED TO HIS DEATH.

SHE LOST THAT CASE BUT HAS SINCE APPEALED THE JURY'S VERDICT.

MILEY CYRUS GOT A NEW PUPPY HOPING TO EASE THE PAIN OF LOSING HER DOG FLOYD --BUT IT JUST DIDN'T WORK OUT.

THE WRECKING BALL SINGER MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON TWITTER SAYING " MOONIE, THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME SO MUCH LOVE, COMFORT & PEACE. IT'S JUST TOO SOON FOR ME RIGHT NOW."

MOONIE WAS A GIFT FROM MILEY'S MOTHER. THE DOG IS NOW LIVING WITH A FAMILY FRIEND.

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


LEE COUNTY DOG RESTAURANTS-TRX-OTS-VO


THIS NEXT STORY MAY MAKE SOME DOG LOVERS UPSET.

A RULE CHANGE COULD INCREASE THE NUMBER OF DOG-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS IN LEE COUNTY.

ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS, LEE COMMISSIONERS COULD SET A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ISSUE.

DOGS WOULD BE PROHIBITED INDOORS AND MUST BE ON LEASHES.

DOGGY "ACCIDENTS" WOULD NEED TO BE CLEANED IMMEDIATELY.

A PERMIT WOULD COST RESTAURANTS A ONE-TIME FEE OF $100 DOLLARS.

NEITHER LEE OR COLLIER COMMISSIONS HAVE PASSED DOGGY DINING ORDINANCES OF THEIR OWN, BUT CITIES IN BOTH COUNTIES HAVE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

A DRAMATIC CHANGE IN THE ORIGIN ORAL CANCERS IS IMPACTING TREATMENT AND SURVIVABILITY.

A FULL REPORT IS COMING UP IN HEALTH MATTERS.

PLUS A HEADLINE ABOUT ALL OF US.

A BRAND NEW STUDY HAS IDENTIFIED A HAZARD -- WHEN YOU'RE ANGRY AND HUNGRY.

HOW THIS CAN CREATE DOUBLE THE TROUBLE IN ALL PARTS OF LIFE. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) FOOD FIGHT-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-BUBBA INTRO


HEAD AND NECK CANCER CASES ARE ON THE RISE IN THIS COUNTRY-

FED IN LARGE PART BY H-P-V.

THIS RECOGNITION IS BRINGING WIDER ACCEPTANCE OF THE VACCINE FOR THE VIRUS.

AND AS AMY OSHIER FOUND OUT, IT'S LEADING TO BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND TREATMENT. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


THROAT, MOUTH, LIP AND TONGUE CANCERS USED TO BE SEEN AS A RESULT

OF SMOKING- AND AFFECTED A SMALL SLIVER OF THE CANCER POPULATION.

NOW ORAL CANCERS ARE ON THE RISE- AND IT'S HPV FEEDING ITS GROWTH.

DR. PHILLIP ANDREWS/OTOLARYNGOLOGIST

RUNS:

9:14 We weren't testing for HPV that long ago and we didn't really understand that

they were HPV mediated tumors. They were just non-smokers who had throat cancer.

Typically prior to 15-20 years ago almost all throat cancers were related to smoking.

IT'S ESTIMATED 71% OF NEW ORAL CANCER CASES ARE LINKED TO THE

HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS- WHICH IS ALSO CAUSES CERVICAL CANCER. AS

RESEARCHERS LOOK CLOSER AT HPV ORAL CANCERS, THEY ARE FINDING

DIFFERENCES THAT AFFECT PATIENT'S SURVIVABILITY.

DR. PHILLIP ANDREWS/OTOLARYNGOLOGIST

RUNS:

11:27 The main thing to us, is that the HPV caused tumors usually respond much better

through treatment. They've got a better chance of cure.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Oral cancers fed by HPV are mostly diagnosed in people who have a lump in their neck-

caused by a growing tumor. They are for the most part, less aggressive and which in

turn has contributed to better treatment options.

STACEY BRILL/SPEECH THERAPIST

RUNS:

3:43 We're actually seeing a lot less patients who need surgery today say versus. ten

years ago.

STACEY BRILL IS A SPEECH THERAPIST WITH LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH

SYSTEM- SHE FINDS CHEMOTHERAPY AND RADIATION USED TO TREAT

ORAL CANCERS TODAY CARRY LESS LONG-TERM EATING, DRINKING AND

SWALLOWING ISSUES.

STACEY BRILL/SPEECH THERAPIST

RUNS:

1:33 We get them in and get them going before they even start chemo-radiation, just

to get baselines and give them education and so forth. And be able to plug them into

therapy as soon as something is identified.

GREATER AWARENESS IS FEEDING INTO A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HPV

ORAL CANCERS, MAKING THEM EASIER TO MANAGE AND OVERCOME. FOR

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NETFLIX AND COMCAST-VO


IT LOOKS LIKE NETFLIX'S RECENT DEAL WITH COMCAST IS PAYING OFF FOR CUSTOMERS.

NETFLIX EXECUTIVES SAY STREAMING SPEEDS FOR COMCAST USERS WATCHING NETFLIX JUMPED NEARLY 50-PERCENT LAST MONTH.

THIS COMES AFTER NETFLIX RELUCTANTLY AGREED TO START PAYING FEES TO COMCAST TO STREAM ITS VIDEOS *DIRECTLY.

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FOOD FIGHTS-VO


COUPLES LOOKING TO TAKE A BITE OUT OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION, MIGHT SIMPLY NEED TO TAKE A BITE OF FOOD.

THE NEW STUDY PROVES WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE SUSPECTED: WE FIGHT MORE WHEN WE'RE HUNGRY.

THE RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT OVER 100 MARRIED COUPLES AND FOUND THAT WHEN HUNGER AND BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS DROP AGGRESSION LEVELS WENT UP. Return to index of stories...


FOOD FIGHTS-SOTVO


after they eat their glucose levels increase, that gives them some fuel for

their brain to exercise self control over angry feelings and aggressive

impulses so they're less likely to lash out at their spouse

SO, THE RESEARCHERS RECOMMENDS, IF YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THAT SERIOUS TALK, IT'S BEST TO DO IT OVER A MEAL. Return to index of stories...


GOOGLE GLASSES ON SALE-TRXVOTOPS


IF YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR A CHANCE TO BUY GOOGLE GLASS, TODAY IS YOUR LUCKY DAY.

THE HEAD-MOUNTED COMPUTER IS NOW ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

GLASS COSTS 15-HUNDRED DOLLARS, BUT GOOGLE IS THROWING IN FREE FRAMES OR SUNGLASSES.

THE SALE IS FOR ONE DAY ONLY AND SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT


A WOMAN ALMOST KILLED BY A BEAR LIVES TO TELL ABOUT IT.

NBC2 IS FOLLOWING UP ON THIS STORY.

TERRI FRANA DESCRIBES THE FRIGHTENING ORDEAL, JUST OUTSIDE HER HOME.

IT'S A NEW CONCERN FOR PARENTS TODAY, ABOUT WHAT YOUR TEENS COULD BE DOING.

NBC2 DISCOVERED A NEW TREND CALLED 'GLOW PARTIES'.

THEY MIGHT BE ALCOHOL-FREE,

BUT THERE ARE REAL DANGERS WE ARE GOING TO WARN YOU ABOUT.

ENJOY THE SUNSHINE WHILE YOU CAN.

CHANGES ARE HEADED TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AS WE SPEAK.

YOU'LL NEED THAT RAIN COAT.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHEN IN YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) FL BEAR FOLO-vo


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NOON TZB) GLOW PARTIES-VO


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CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...