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HEADLINE OPEN LION ENCLOSURE CAR FIRE-SOTVO
HL1) CAR HITS CHURCH-VOTOPS-TRX KEY WEST DRAG RACE-OC VO
HL2) SPECIAL ELECTION-VOTOPS-TRX TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS
HL3) BOSTON MARATHON-VOTOPS TZ3A) RED WHITE AND BOOM-VOTOPS
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP TZ3B) AIRPLANE STOWAWAY-VOTOPS
CAR INTO CHURCH-2 SHOT DBX NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
CAR INTO CHURCH-REMLIVE TS1) CAR INTRO CHURCH-TC MON VO
CAR INTO CHURCH-PKG TS2) BOSTON MARATION-TC MON VO
CAR INTO CHURCH-REMLIVE TS3) GOLDEN GATE SHOOTING-TC MON VO
SHOTS FIRED GOLDEN GATE-TRX OTS SOUTH KOREA SHIP UPDATE-PLASMA
SHOTS FIRED GOLDEN GATE-REMLIVE SOUTH KOREA SHIP UPDATE-PKG
SHOTS FIRED GOLDEN GATE-VO THIS WEEK IN TALLAHASSEE-OC-TANIBX
SHOTS FIRED GOLDEN GATE-REMLIVE ECIG BAN PROPOSAL-vo
DOMINIC FRANK IN COURT-TRX SS VO SPEED LIMIT CHANGES-vo
BOSTON MARATION-TRXVOTOPS KIDS SIMULATING GUNS-vo
BOSTON MARATION-PKG BRADENTON MARIJUANA FIRM-OTS OC
LOCAL RUNNERS-VO FORDS OWNER COCAINE ARREST-ONCAM, SS, VO
SEMI TRUCK ON BOSTON BRIDGE-TRXVOTOPS COLLIER COUNTY IDENTITY THEFT-ONCAM, CG
US AND UKRAINE-TRX OTS VO RED WHITE AND BOOM-OTS, VO
US AND UKRAINE-SOTVO CHARCO ALERT TEXT-OTS BNR
NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE NEW MEANING TO BREAKROOM-INTRO
DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-TRX OC SOT NEW MEANING TO BREAKROOM-PKG
SPECIAL ELECTION-SS AIRPLANE STOWAWAY-TRXVO
SPECIAL ELECTION-CG VO BNR AIRPLANE STOWAWAY-SOTVO
PEDESTRIAN FATAL-TRX-OC-SS TRANS ATLANTIC KAYAKER-OC SS
LEHIGH ROLLOVER-OC-TRX-VO REDSOX STORE CLOSURE-TRXVOTOPS
ESCAPED INMATE-TRX FSS TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS
EASTER EGG ROLL-OTS VO TZ4A) BASEBALL TO FACE-VOWIPE
TICE OVERPASS TRAFFIC ALERT-ONCAM, VO TZ4B) GOSPEL BOY-VOTOPS
I 75 TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX OTS WEATHER TEASE-STC
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT NEAT FAKE MEAT-2 SHOT PUSH
TZ1B) OSPREY-VOTOPS-TRX NEAT FAKE MEAT-PKG
TZ1A) SINKHOLE-VOTOPS WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
WEATHER-STC WEATHER-WX WALL
POTUS TO MUDSLIDE-VOTOPS GOLF CLUB ATTACK-FSS
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP MAN BEATS WIFE-FSS
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL BASEBALL TO THE FACE-VO
FORT MYERS DRUG ARREST-TRX OC VO BASEBALL TO THE FACE-SOTVO
FORT MYERS DRUG ARREST-SOTVO GOSPEL MUSIC SAVES CHILD-VOTOPS
PICTURE OF OSPREY-OC VO GOSPEL MUSIC SAVES CHILD-SOTVO
PICTURE OF OSPREY-SOTVO TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
FL SINKHOLE-PLASMA VO TZ5 A-VO
FL SINKHOLE-SOTVO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
CITRUS DISEASE-OC VO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
HOTDOG RECALL-TRXVOTOPS RUBIN HURRICAINE CARTER-TRXVOTOPS
MT EVEREST SEARCH-OC VO SUSPENDED FOR MISS AMERICA-OC VO
MT EVEREST JUMP CANCELLED-VOTOPS SPILLED WATER ON FAN-TRXVOTOPS
TEASE TWO-TRXVOTOPS MOOSE ATTACK-TRXVOTOPS
TZ2A) LION ENCLOSURE-VOWIPE HUGE CATFISH FOUND-VOTOPS
TZ2B) DRAG RACE-VOTOPS NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT
CAPE CHRISTIAN PARK UNVEIL-OC VO NOON TZA) SEPTIC TANK LADY-VO
CAPE CHRISTIAN PARK UNVEIL-ONCAM NOON TZB) PICKLE JUICE-VO
LION ENCLOSURE CAR FIRE-OTS OC VO CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


HEADLINE OPEN


A SCARY SITUATION ON EASTER SUNDAY.

MULTIPLE PEOPLE ARE INJURED AFTER A CAR SLAMMED INTO A PACKED FORT MYERS CHURCH JUST AS ITS ANNUAL EASTER CONCERT WAS ABOUT TO BEGIN.

WE'RE LIVE OUTSIDE THE CHURCH.

WE'LL BRING YOU THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS.

AND WE ARE JUST ONE DAY AWAY FROM THE DISTRICT 19 SPECIAL ELECTION PRIMARY.

AND FOUR G-O-P CANDIDATES ARE PLANNING TO DUKE IT OUT TO FILL TREY RADEL'S VACANT SENATE SEAT.

MORE ON WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ELECTION STRAIGHT AHEAD.

PLUS--

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF RUNNERS IN BOSTON WILL TRY TO MARK A FRESH START -- ONE YEAR AFTER TWO HOMEMADE BOMBS KILLED THREE PEOPLE AND WOUNDED MORE THAN 260 OTHERS.

NBC 2 NEWS AT 11 STARTS RIGHT NOW Return to index of stories...


HL1) CAR HITS CHURCH-VOTOPS-TRX


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HL2) SPECIAL ELECTION-VOTOPS-TRX


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HL3) BOSTON MARATHON-VOTOPS


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NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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CAR INTO CHURCH-2 SHOT DBX


DEVELOPING NEWS RIGHT NOW--

A STORY WE'VE BEEN STAYING ON TOP OF.

A CAR CRASHES INTO A FORT MYERS CHURCH RIGHT AS AN EASTER SERVICE WAS ABOUT TO BEGIN.

GOOD MORNING IM STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

AND IM CLIFTON FRENCH.

NEW THIS MORNING WE NOW KNOW WHO THE PERSON IS THAT WAS BEHIND THE WHEEL.

NBC-2'S SAM SWEENEY IS LIVE AT SECOND HAITIAN BAPTIST CHURCH WHERE IT HAPPENED.

SAM? Return to index of stories...


CAR INTO CHURCH-REMLIVE


CLIFTON, STACEY

WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A PEACEFUL EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE---TURNED INTO CHAOS AFTER A CAR SLAMMED THROUGH THIS WALL INTO THE CROWDED CHURCH.

PARISHONERS WERE PINNED UNDER THE PEWS---WHILE OTHERS RAN TO GET CAR JACKS TO LIFT THE DEBRIS. Return to index of stories...


CAR INTO CHURCH-PKG


TAKE VO

NAT SOT SCREAMING

WE KNOW NEARLY TWO DOZEN PEOPLE WERE INJURED. AT LAST CHECK---18 REMAINED HOSPITALIZED- THREE OF THEM CHILDREN.

THIS MORNING POLICE SAY THIS WAS A TRAGIC TRAFFIC ACCIDENT- THE DRIVER SAYS HER BRAKES FAILED AS SHE TRIED TO PARK.

INSIDE NOW THE CHURCH NOW--- CRUSHED WALLS--- BROKEN AND PEWS.THOSE WHO WERE HERE LAST NIGHT DESCRIBE THE CHAOS

"People everywhere. every single cop, ambulance going kids crying because they dont know where their parents are at. it was just a mess." Return to index of stories...


CAR INTO CHURCH-REMLIVE


NO CHARGES WILL BE FILED AGAINST THAT DRIVER---

AS FOR THE INJURED--- MOST SUFFERED FROM BROKEN BONES AND LACERATIONS. THE GOOD NEWS--- EVERYONE IS EXPECTED TO BE OK.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


SHOTS FIRED GOLDEN GATE-TRX OTS


BREAKING NEWS AT 11:00.

THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS INVESTIGATING a report of SHOTS FIRED IN A GOLDEN GATE NEIGHBORHOOD.

IT HAPPENED EARLY THIS MORNING ON 32ND AVE SOUTHWEST JUST AS NEIGHBORS WERE WAKING UP, GETTING READY FOR WORK AND SCHOOL.

NBC2S BRYAN ANDERSON IS LIVE FROM THE SCENE UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION.

BRYAN. Return to index of stories...


SHOTS FIRED GOLDEN GATE-REMLIVE


HE SHERIFFS OFFICE AND CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL HERE.

IT'S BEEN FIVE HOURS SINCE THEY FIRST RESPONDED JUST BEFORE 6 A-M.

BEHIND ME IS THE HOUSE, I CAN COUNT AT LEAST 6 BULLET HOLES ON THE SECOND FLOOR AND ONE POSSIBLY ON THE FIRST FLOOR. Return to index of stories...


SHOTS FIRED GOLDEN GATE-VO


SHERIFF'S OFFICIALS SAY NOBODY WAS INJURED.

RIGHT NOW THEY'RE NOT TELLING US WHETHER THIS WAS A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING.

THEY ALSO WON'T SAY WHETHER ANYONE WAS INSIDE WHEN SHOTS WERE FIRED.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS DEPUTIES HAVE NOT ARRESTED ANYONE YET. Return to index of stories...


SHOTS FIRED GOLDEN GATE-REMLIVE


ACCORDING TO THE PROPERTY APPRAISERS WEBSITE, SOMEONE NAMES TRACE-ANN HANDY OWNS THIS HOME.

THERE ARE TWO CARS PARKED IN THIS DRIVEWAY HERE.

AND JUST ABOUT 20 MINUTES AGO WE SAW A WOMAN GO INTO THE WHITE CAR, GET SOMETHING OUT, THEN WALK TO THE BACKYARD. Return to index of stories...


DOMINIC FRANK IN COURT-TRX SS VO


WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE FORMER ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A STUDENT.

WE'RE LEARNING - THIS MORNING DOMINIC FRANK ENTERED A WRITTEN PLEA OF 'NOT GUILTY'.

HE FACES A FELONY CHARGE OF SEXUAL ASSULT ON A MINOR.

FRANK TURNED HIMSELF IN AFTER DEPUTIES ISSUED A WARRANT FOR HIS ARREST IN MARCH.

HE'S DUE BACK IN COURT NEXT MONTH.

COUNT ON US TO MONITOR THIS CASE CLOSELY FOR YOU. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON MARATION-TRXVOTOPS


ALL NEW THIS MORNING.

THE RACE DAY IS FINALLY HERE.

THE RUNNING OF THE 118TH RUNNING OF THE BOSTON MARATHON IS UNDER WAY AMID TIGHT SECURITY, ONE YEAR AFTER EXPLOSIONS ROCKED THE FINISH LINE OF THE HISTORIC RACE.

AS 36-THOUSAND RUNNERS PREPARE TO LACE UP AND POUND THE PAVEMENT, LAW ENFORCEMENT FACING A CHALLENGE OF THEIR OWN.

SECURING A 26.2 MILE STRETCH OF THE BOSTON MARATHON.

POLO SANDOVAL HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON MARATION-PKG


A TIME TO HEAL, AND A TIME TO RUN.

THAT'S THE FEELING FROM THE THOUSANDS WHO ARE RUNNING IN THIS YEAR'S BOSTON MARATHON.

LAST YEAR, THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND MORE THAN 200-WOUNDED WHEN A PAIR OF BOMBS EXPLODED NEAR THE FINISH LINE.

JENNIPHER RAY IS AMONG THE 36-THOUSAND RUNNERS LACING UP FOR TODAY'S MARATHON. system.newsource.domestic

SHE CALLS IT INSPIRING.

"Just seeing goodness in people, whether it was the first responders or the medical workers or people that donated food or money"

THIS YEAR, SECURITY WILL BE TIGHT ALONG THOSE 26-POINT-TWO MILES.

ORGANIZERS HAVE A LONG LIST OF PROHIBITED ITEMS FOR BOTH RUNNERS AND SPECTATORS.

DURING THE LAST YEAR, IN TRIBUTES TO THE VICTIMS, THE CITY HAS SHOWN WHAT IT MEANS TO BE "BOSTON STRONG."

"It symbolizes our communal determination, to spread compassion generosity, unity and pride."

THIS COUPLE, THE GROOM A BOMBING SURVIVOR, TIED THE KNOT AT BOSTON'S ICONIC FENWAY PARK.

SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN SPOKE AT A MEMORIAL FOR THE M-I-T POLICE OFFICER KILLED DURING THE HUNT FOR THE SUSPECTS:

"Our common tragedies and sufferings unite us as one people. And that unity brings with it strength and courage, and ultimately renews our commitment to liberty."

TAG: And some of those security measures: No bulky clothing, no backpacks along the marathon route, unregistered runners will not be welcomed this year.

In Boston, I'm Polo Sandoval Return to index of stories...


LOCAL RUNNERS-VO


WE'VE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOUTHWEST FLORIDIANS WHO ARE AT THE BOSTON MARATHON RIGHT NOW.

THESE ARE SOME OF THE PICTURES OUR VIEWERS, DEANA HENN AND BILL STARKS HAVE SENT IN.

THE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN ON SUNDAY.

WE'LL HAVE MORE LOCAL TIE-INS TO THE BOSTON MARATHON LATER ON TODAY. Return to index of stories...


SEMI TRUCK ON BOSTON BRIDGE-TRXVOTOPS


JUST HOURS BEFORE THE MARATHON -- THIS CRASH CAUSED A MAJOR TRAFFIC JAM IN BOSTON.

THE WRECK HAPPENED ON THE LEONARD P. ZAKIM BUNKER HILL MEMORIAL BRIDGE.

A TRACTOR TRAILER AND ANOTHER VEHICLE WERE INVOLVED --

A PLUME OF THICK BLACK SMOKE BILLOWING INTO THE SKY COULD BE SEEN FOR MILES.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF ANYONE WAS HURT -- Return to index of stories...


US AND UKRAINE-TRX OTS VO


NOW TO SOME NEWS OVER SEAS.

VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN ARRIVED IN UKRAINE TODAY AFTER VIOLENCE ERUPTED SUNDAY.

THIS IS WHAT'S LEFT TODAY AFTER A DEADLY EASTER SHOOTOUT IN EASTERN UKRAINE.

KEEPING EASTERN UKRAINE SAFE IS ON VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN'S AGENDA AS HE TRAVELS TO KIEV TODAY.

THAT - PLUS ENSURING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS THERE NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


US AND UKRAINE-SOTVO


super burned in

"There is no military solution to this crisis. It has to be solved through diplomacy."

BUT DIPLOMACY IS SHAKY, WITH THE U-S STILL CONSIDERING SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA:

NOW THERE'S WORD THE U-S SENDING 150 SOLDIERS TO TRAINING EXERCISES IN NEARBY POLAND AND ESTONIA, TO REASSURE OUR NATO ALLIES THE U-S HAS THEIR BACK IF RUSSIA TRIES TO TAKE OVER PARTS OF EASTERN UKRAINE: Return to index of stories...


NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE


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

AT THIS HOUR THE DOW IS ___________. Return to index of stories...


DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-TRX OC SOT


NEW RIGHT NOW.

WE'RE LOOKING AHEAD TO A BIG DAY TOMORROW -- THE DISTRICT 19 SPECIAL ELECTION PRIMARY.

TODAY, A FINAL PUSH FOR THE FOUR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES.

kreegel - "what's said about most of the people in this race, my self and the opponents what's said in the commericals, most of it's not true.

clawson: from there - the campagin just got tougher and tougher for everybody involved and more expensive and it's turned some people off.

lizbeth - " in terms of sharing who we are speaking about me being a prolife candidate is valuable and you'd be surprised how many folks asked about it when you go door to door.

dreikorn - the lack of character is what got us into this campaign special election and i think character is going to be decisive in who they pick. Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL ELECTION-SS


JUST A REMINDER.

FLORIDA IS A CLOSED PRIMARY STATE,

SO ONLY REGISTERED REPUBLICANS CAN CAST A BALLOT TOMORROW.

THE REPUBLICAN WINNER WILL TAKE ON DEMOCRAT, APRIL FREEMAN AND LIBERTARIAN RAY NETHERWOOD THIS JUNE. Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL ELECTION-CG VO BNR


THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY VOTED --

NBC2 HAS THE FINAL EARLY VOTING NUMBERS FROM LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES.

IN LEE -- MORE THAN 6-THOUSAND PEOPLE VOTED.

IN COLLIER -- MORE THAN 4-THOUSAND.

NBC-2 HAS THE VOTING INFORMATION YOU NEED --

POLLING PLACES --

TIMES --

AND A PROFILE OF ALL FOUR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES ON OUR WEBSITE

NBC-DASH-2-DOT-COM UNDER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA POLITICS. Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN FATAL-TRX-OC-SS


DEVELOPING OUT OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY THIS MORNING.

WE ARE WAITING TO LEARN THE NAME OF THE PERSON THAT WAS STRUCK AND KILLED BY A CAR OVER THE WEEKEND.

ACCORDING TO FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL REPORT, WE KNOW THE PERSON IS FROM PORT CHARLOTTE.

FHP SAYS A MINIVAN DRIVING ON U.S. 41 AT THE INTERSECTION WITH CONWAY BOULEVARD HAD THE GREEN LIGHT WHEN A PEDESTRIAN PUSHING A BIKE WALKED RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE VAN. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ROLLOVER-OC-TRX-VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW--

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT A ROLLOVER CRASH IN LEHIGH ACRES THAT INVOLVED A PREGNANT WOMAN.

WE'RE TOLD THE PREGNANT DRIVER ESCAPED SERIOUS INJURIES, WHEN FIRST RESPONDERS SAY HER CAR VEERED OFF THE ROADWAY, AND HIT A GUARD RAIL.

IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 9 O'CLOCK SUNDAY NIGHT, ALONG HOMESTEAD ROAD SOUTH.

THE WOMAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT HER CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


ESCAPED INMATE-TRX FSS


WE HAVE AN NBC-2 CRIME ALERT THIS MORNING.

TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SCREEN.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL TROOPERS TELL US -- THIS MAN ESCAPED FROM THEIR CUSTODY THIS WEEKEND.

HE IS DEMETRIO RAMIREZ -- WE'RE LEARNING HE SOMEHOW GOT AWAY FROM TROOPERS.

THE ESCAPE HAPPENED IN WAUCHULA -- THAT'S NEAR ARCADIA.

IF YOU SEE THIS MAN -- YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL F-H-P, IMMEDIATELY. Return to index of stories...


EASTER EGG ROLL-OTS VO


RIGHT NOW THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN ARE GATHERING AT THE WHITE HOUSE FOR THE ANNUAL EASTER EGG ROLL.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM LAST YEAR'S EASTER EGG ROLL.

THOUSANDS WILL JOIN IN WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS CALLING, "HOP INTO HEALTHY, SWING INTO SHAPE."

ONE OF THE COUPLES INVOLVED IN A LAWSUIT THAT IS CHALLENGING FLORIDA'S BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, IS ATTENDING THE ANNUAL WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL.

THE COUPLE IS ATTENDING THE EVENT WITH THEIR SON. Return to index of stories...


TICE OVERPASS TRAFFIC ALERT-ONCAM, VO


IF YOU DRIVE ON I-75 LISTEN UP -- WE HAVE A TRAFFIC ALERT.

NBC2 IS LEARNING LANES ON INTERSTATE WILL BE CLOSED, STARTING TONIGHT.

CREWS ARE REPAIRING THE TICE OVERPASS -- NEAR THE PALM BEACH BOULEVARD EXIT.

EXPECT LANE CLOSURES FROM 9 OCLOCK TO 6 OCLOCK TUESDAY MORNING.

THEY'RE FIXING THE DAMAGE CAUSED WHEN A BACKHOE SMASHED INTO THE BRIDGE LAST WEEK. Return to index of stories...


I 75 TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX OTS


AND STARTING THIS WEEK -- DRIVERS ON I-75, CAN EXPECT SOME MORE DELAYS --

CREWS WILL BE PAINTING LANES NEAR BAYSHORE ROAD.

DRIVERS WILL NEED TO SLOW DOWN, AND WATCH FOR WORKERS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

A PHOTO OF AN INJURED OSPREY GOES VIRAL.

AND WE TALKED TO THE WOMAN WHO SNAPPED THIS SHOT.

HEAR MORE ON HOW SHE HELPED THE INJURED BIRD.

AND THIS IS VIDEO YOU CAN'T MISS -- ANOTHER MASSIVE SINKHOLE --

50-FEET DEEP IN CENTRAL FLORIDA --

FORCING TWO FAMILIES OUT OF THEIR HOMES. Return to index of stories...


TZ1B) OSPREY-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1A) SINKHOLE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


POTUS TO MUDSLIDE-VOTOPS


THIS WEEK PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL GET A FIRST-HAND LOOK AT THE DEVASTATION CAUSED BY THAT MUDSLIDE IN WASHINGTON STATE.

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE PRESIDENT WILL TRAVEL TO OSO, WASHINGTON ON TUESDAY.

HE WILL TOUR THE AREA AND MEET WITH FAMILIES WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE MUDSLIDE.

THE PRESIDENT WILL ALSO MEET WITH FIRST RESPONDERS AND RECOVERY WORKERS.

THE MARCH 22-ND MUDSLIDE KILLED 39-PEOPLE AND THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS SIX PEOPLE ARE STILL LISTED AS MISSING. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


!!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!!!

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.

"Gradual warming trend"

Despite some lingering cloud cover yesterday, it was a pleasant and dry end to our holiday weekend. As we start the new week, we'll see a gradual warming trend with more sunshine.

A few patchy clouds will linger through the late morning hours, but overall expect a partly sunny day across the area. Over the weekend, daytime highs managed to stay in the upper 70s, but with a bit more sun during the afternoon temperatures will climb into the lower half of the 80s. A light breeze from the northeast will keep humidity values low, which will result in a rather comfortable day.

Mostly clear skies will prevail tonight as temperatures settle into the lower to middle 60s.

Not much will change as we head into Tuesday and beyond. We'll see a few more high clouds drifting in for the west, but ultimately our forecast stays mainly dry. Temperatures will warm up quickly through the week with afternoon highs in the middle to upper 80s. Our skies will stay partly sunny through the end of the week, with a slight uptick in our humidity levels as winds turn to the southeast. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS DRUG ARREST-TRX OC VO


MORE THAN A DOZEN DRUG DEALERS ARE ACCUSED OF SELLING CRACK AND HEROIN NEXT SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES IN FORT MYERS --

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY THESE ARE THE FACES OF COKE, HEROIN, AND POT DEALERS.

OFFICERS SPENT WEEKS MAKING UNDERCOVER BUYS --

TWO OF THE SUSPECTS HOMES WERE ALSO SEARCHED --

POLICE FOUND A HANDGUN, BULLETS, AND HEROIN IN ONE.

THEY FOUND COKE AND POT IN THE OTHER.

POLICE SAY MOST OF THE ACCUSED DEALERS SOLD THEIR DRUGS NEAR SCHOOLS, PARKS, AND CHURCHES. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS DRUG ARREST-SOTVO


"I was just really amazed to see this kind of vehicle in our area. But

thank God it was there to take care of whatever needed to be taken

care of."

WE'VE BEEN CHECKING -- RIGHT NOW WE KNOW ABOUT HALF OF THOSE ARRESTED ARE OUT ON BOND.

POLICE ARE LOOKING TO ARREST ABOUT A DOZEN MORE SUSPECTS. Return to index of stories...


PICTURE OF OSPREY-OC VO


NBC 2 IS HEARING FROM THE WOMAN WHO TOOK A PICTURE OF A YOUNG OSPREY THAT SWEPT THE WEB.

HERE'S THAT PICTURE.

THE OSPREY IS STUCK ON A TOUR BOAT.

WORKERS AT PORT SANIBEL MARINA SAY THEY HEARD A LOUD CRASH AND THEN SAW THE BIRD IN A BIND.

AFTER SNAPPING A PICTURE, WORKERS SAFELY HELPED THE ANIMAL. Return to index of stories...


PICTURE OF OSPREY-SOTVO


"So we just kind of went over there and unhooked the claws from it and

it fell back down and just hid under the deck and wouldn't come out

for us. We tried to give it some room but it was pretty she'll shocked

from slapping into the side of the boat."

THE OSPREY IS BEING CARED FOR AT THE CENTER FOR THE REHABILITATION OF WILDLIFE OR CROW.

VETS SAY THE BIRD WAS NOT INJURED.

BUT THEY'RE WAITING ON LAB RESULTS TO SEE IF IT'S SICK. Return to index of stories...


FL SINKHOLE-PLASMA VO


THIS NEXT STORY IS GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION THIS MORNING.

A 50-FOOT DEEP SINKHOLE HAS OPENED IN A NEIGHBORHOOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA FORCING FAMILIES TO MOVE OUT --

THIS IS NEAR TAMPA.

THE SINKHOLE OPENED IN BETWEEN TWO HOUSES -- WE'RE TOLD SOIL LOOSENED FROM HEAVY RAINFALL ON FRIDAY.

THE SINKHOLE UNDERMINED THE CORNER OF ONE HOME AND THE DRIVEWAY OF THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR. Return to index of stories...


FL SINKHOLE-SOTVO


"It's an amazing thing that this could happen under someone's house.not knowing what's below you.but I guess it can happen anywhere in Florida from what we hear."

IT TOOK ABOUT 40 TRUCK LOADS OF THE CEMENT TO FILL THE HOLE.

CREWS WILL FLATTEN IT OUT TODAY ONCE THE MIXTURE DRIES. Return to index of stories...


CITRUS DISEASE-OC VO


A CITRUS DISEASE IS PUTTING THE SQUEEZE ON ORANGE CROPS.

THE GNAT-SIZED ASIAN CITRUS BUGS ARE SPREADING A DISEASE THAT HAS DEVASTATED FLORIDA'S ORANGE CROP, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BE THE WORST IN NEARLY 30 YEARS, AND SENT JUICE PRICES SOARING.

THE INSECT IS INFECTING CITRUS TREES ACROSS THE SUNSHINE STATE WHICH CAUSES FRUIT TO TASTE BITTER AND FALL FROM TREES TOO SOON.

CITRUS GREENING DISEASE HAS BECOME SUCH A PROBLEM THIS YEAR THAT THE US GOVERNMENT HAS LOWERED ITS FORECAST FOR THE UPCOMING HARVEST FOUR TIMES. Return to index of stories...


HOTDOG RECALL-TRXVOTOPS


NOW TO AN NBC-2 CONSUMER ALERT.

KRAFT IS RECALLING 96-THOUSAND POUNDS OF HOT DOGS OVER INCORRECT LABELS.

FEDERAL OFFICIALS SAY THE OSCAR MAYER CLASSIC WEINERS PACKAGES AT THE CENTER OF THE RECALL MAY CONTAIN CHEESE DOGS.

BUT THE LABELS DO NOT INCLUDE MILK AS AN INGREDIENT.

KRAFT SAYS IT'S VOLUNTARILY RECALLING THE HOT DOGS "BECAUSE THEY MAY BE MISLABLED."

THE 16-OUNCE PACKAGES WERE PRODUCED IN MARCH AND DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE U.S. Return to index of stories...


MT EVEREST SEARCH-OC VO


WE HAVE FOUND OUT THE SEARCH FOR THREE SHERPA GUIDES MISSING ON MOUNT EVEREST IS BEING CALLED OFF --

13 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN AN AVALANCHE --

THE GUIDES WERE FERRYING SUPPLIES WHEN IT HAPPENED --

HELICOPTERS SCOURING THE AREA FOUND NO SIGN OF THE MISSING MEN IN THE PAST TWO DAYS.

RESCUERS BELIEVE THEY WERE KNOCKED INTO CREVASSES OR ARE TRAPPED UNDER SNOW. Return to index of stories...


MT EVEREST JUMP CANCELLED-VOTOPS


THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL IS CANCELLING A SPECIAL ON MT. EVEREST BECAUSE OF THE TRAGEDY --

THE NETWORK DECIDED TO SCRUB "EVEREST JUMP LIVE"

THE SPECIAL WAS SCHEDULED TO AIR ON MAY 11.

WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT THIS IS THE DEADLIEST EVENT EVER ON THE WORLD'S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-TRXVOTOPS


COMING UP NEXT ON NBC-2.

A DAY OUT AT LONGLEAT SAFARI PARK PROVES RATHER TOO EXCITING FOR ONE FAMILY FORCED TO FLEE WHEN THEIR CAR CATCHES FIRE.

HEAR FROM THE WHO DESCRIBED HER FAMILY'S HARROWING ESCAPE

AND AND IT'S ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED EVENTS OF THE YEAR IN FLORIDA'S MOST SOUTHERN CITY.

THE QUEENS HAVE COME OUT FOR THIS ONE OF A KIND "DRAG RACE Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) LION ENCLOSURE-VOWIPE


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TZ2B) DRAG RACE-VOTOPS


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CAPE CHRISTIAN PARK UNVEIL-OC VO


A TWO YEAR, CONTROVERSIAL PROJECT HAS BEEN UNVEILED IN CAPE CORAL.

CAPE CORAL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH OFFICIALLY OPENED IT'S NEW FIVE ACRE, STATE OF THE ART PARK.

BUT NOT EVERYONE IS HAPPY --

DURING ITS PLANNING, THE PROJECT FACED SOME OPPOSITION FROM NEIGHBORS.

ESPECIALLY, WHEN THE CHURCH ANNOUNCED IT WANTED TO ADD AN AMPHITHEATER.

THAT REQUEST WAS TURNED DOWN BY CITY LEADERS.AFTER NEIGHBORS PROTESTED SAYING IT WOULD CAUSE TOO MUCH NOISE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CHRISTIAN PARK UNVEIL-ONCAM


THE CHURCH SAYS THEY STILL HAVE SOME WORK TO DO BEFORE THE PARK IS COMPLETE.

NEIGHBORS TELL NBC2 THEY'RE WAITING TO SEE HOW THE PARK EFFECTS THEIR LIFESTYLE. Return to index of stories...


LION ENCLOSURE CAR FIRE-OTS OC VO


TERRIFYING MOMENTS FOR A BRITISH FAMILY -- FORCED TO RUN FROM THEIR BURNING CAR.

THE SCARIEST PART -- THE CAR WAS PARKED INSIDE A *LION ENCLOSURE.

THE ENTIRE THING WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

OTHER VISITORS SHOT AMATEUR FOOTAGE OF THE CAR ON FIRE.

HELEN CLEMENTS, WHO WAS IN THE CAR WITH HER TWO CHILDREN, SAID THEY WERE CAUGHT BETWEEN WANTING TO ESCAPE THE BURNING CAR WHILE EVADING THE LIONS. Return to index of stories...


LION ENCLOSURE CAR FIRE-SOTVO


"We then thought we better get out of the car but obviously the rangers were saying "get back in the car," obviously for the safety reasons, so it was very difficult to know what to do; get in the car or get out the car."

THE FAMILY WAS QUICKLY RESCUED BY PARK RANGERS AND SUFFERED NO INJURIES.

THE LIONS STAYED CLEAR OF THE VEHICLE AND WERE TEMPORARILY REMOVED FROM THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


KEY WEST DRAG RACE-OC VO


IT WAS A FIERCE COMPETITION IN THE FLORIDA KEYS THIS WEEKEND AS FEMALE IMPERSONATORS PUT THEIR BEST FOOT OR THEIR BEST STILETTO FORWARD IN AN ANNUAL DRAG RACE.

DRAG QUEENS COMPETED IN TIME TRIALS THAT INCLUDED AN OBSTACLE COURSE OF CAR TIRES AND HURDLES. FOLLOWED BY RIDING IN SHOPPING CARTS.

THE DRAG RACE WAS PART OF THE ISLAND'S ANNUAL CONCH REPUBLIC INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION.

THE TEN DAY FESTIVAL COMMEMORATES THE KEYS' 1982 SECESSION FROM THE UNITED STATES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON NBC-2.

AN ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY EVENT COULD BE MAKING A COMEBACK.

WHY LEE COUNTY LEADERS MAY REVIVE THE RED, WHITE AND BOOM CELEBRATION.

PLUS - -A 16 YEAR-OLD BOY FLIES ACCROSS THE PACIFIC OCEAN IN THE WHEEL WELL OF A PACKED PLANE AND LIVES TO TELL HIS STORY -- Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) RED WHITE AND BOOM-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) AIRPLANE STOWAWAY-VOTOPS


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) CAR INTRO CHURCH-TC MON VO


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

MULTIPLE PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN FORT MYERS WHEN A CAR SLAMMED INTO THE SECOND HAITIAN BAPTIST CHURCH AS AN EASTER CONCERT WAS ABOUT TO BEGIN.

ABOUT 200 PEOPLE WERE INSIDE THE CHURCH.

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING BUT SAID IT APPEARS TO BE AN ACCIDENT.

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TS2) BOSTON MARATION-TC MON VO


THE 118TH RUNNING OF THE BOSTON MARATHON HAS BEGUN AMID HEAVY SECURITY A YEAR AFTER THE BOMBINGS NEAR THE RACE'S FINISH LINE THAT KILLED THREE PEOPLE AND WOUNDED MORE THAN 260 OTHERS.

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS OBSERVED AND "AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL" WAS PLAYED OVER A LOUDSPEAKER BEFORE THE START OF THE RACE.

ABOUT 36,000 RUNNERS REGISTERED FOR THE RACE - THE SECOND-LARGEST FIELD IN ITS HISTORY. Return to index of stories...


TS3) GOLDEN GATE SHOOTING-TC MON VO


AND A DEVELOPING STORY WE ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT.

DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING SHOTS BEING FIRED AT A DAYCARE IN A GOLDEN GATE ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD.

IT HAPPENED AROUND FIVE THIS MORNING ALONG 32ND AVENUE SOUTHWEST.

THAT'S BETWEEN COLLIER BOULEVARD AND SANTA BARABARA.

THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF ANY INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


SOUTH KOREA SHIP UPDATE-PLASMA


SOME HARSH WORDS FROM THE PRESIDENT OF SOUTH KOREA ARE DIRECTED AT THE CREW OF A NOW-SUNKEN FERRY.

THE COAST GUARD SAYS AT LEAST 87 BODIES HAVE BEEN FOUND.

WITH MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE STILL MISSING, ANDREW SPENCER REPORTS THE DEATH TOLL IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE TO RISE. Return to index of stories...


SOUTH KOREA SHIP UPDATE-PKG


SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT PARK GEUN-HYE DIDN'T HOLD BACK, TODAY.

"First and foremost, the actions of the captain and some of the crew are absolutely unacceptable, unforgivable actions that are akin to murder."

RECORDINGS OF RADIO TRAFFIC WHILE THE SHIP WAS SINKING EMERGED, SUNDAY, SUGGESTING PASSENGERS COULDN'T REACH LIFEBOATS BECAUSE THE SHIP TILTED TOO QUICKLY.

IN THE RECORDING, AN UNIDENTIFIED CREW MEMBER SAYS, "IT IS LISTED MORE THAN 50 DEGREES TO THE PORT SIDE AND PEOPLE ARE NOT ABLE TO MOVE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT."

THE CAPTAIN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH NEGLIGENCE, CAUSING BODILY INJURY, AND ABANDONING HIS BOAT. OTHER CREW MEMBERS HAVE BEEN CHARGED AS WELL.

DIVERS HOLD OUT SOME HOPE AS THEY SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS IN THE NOW SUBMERGED SHIP.

"Finding survivors is the strong desire of the whole nation."

"We cry every day and search for the missing people. I cry when I think about it."

.BUT SINCE THE INITIAL RESCUES ON WEDNESDAY, THE SEARCH HAS ONLY TURNED UP BODIES -- DOZENS OF THEM -- RECOVERED AND MARCHED SLOWLY UP THE SHORE IN JINDO.

.TAKEN TO TENTS TO BE IDENTIFIED BY FAMILY MEMBERS.

.EVEN POLICE STRUGGLE TO HEAR THE SOUNDS THAT FOLLOW.

"HOW ARE WE GOING TO LIVE NOW," THIS WOMAN ASKS.

.AS FAMILIES GATHER TOGETHER IN THEIR GRIEF -- MANY STILL WAITING FOR A SIGN FROM THEIR MISSING LOVED ONES.

I'M ANDREW SPENCER, REPORTING. Return to index of stories...


THIS WEEK IN TALLAHASSEE-OC-TANIBX


NBC-2 IS LOOKING AHEAD TO A NUMBER OF PROPOSALS, SET TO BE DISCCUSED BY LAWMAKERS IN TALLAHASSEE, THIS WEEK.

THE FLORIDA HOUSE WILL HOLD A FLOOR SESSION TO CONSIDER A PROPSAL LOOKING TO BAN THE SALE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES TO MINORS.

THE E-CIGARETTE INDUSTRY REPORTED 6-BILLION DOLLARS IN SALES LAST YEAR.

PLUS --

THE SENATE WILL HOLD A FLOOR SESSION TO DEBATE A BILL TO ALLOW SPEED LIMITS TO GO AS HIGH AS 75-MILES-PER-HOUR ON CERTAIN HIGHWAYS.

SUPPORTERS SAY MANY DRIVERS ARE ALREADY GOING FASTER THAN THE SPEED LIMIT.

AND FINALLY --

A PROPOSAL BACKED BY GUN-RIGHTS ADVOCATES --

A BILL LOOKING TO PREVENT SCHOOL CHILDREN FROM BEING DISIPLINED FOR SIMULATING GUNS WHILE PLAYING.

THIS ALSO INCLUDES WEARING CLOTHES DEPICTING FIREARMS. Return to index of stories...


ECIG BAN PROPOSAL-vo


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SPEED LIMIT CHANGES-vo


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KIDS SIMULATING GUNS-vo


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BRADENTON MARIJUANA FIRM-OTS OC


NEW DEVELOPMENTS AT 11:00

A MEDICAL MARIJUANA COMPANY COULD BE MOVING TO FLORIDA.

ACCORDING TO THE HERALD TRIBUNE -- "CANNABIS R-X" RECENTLY PAID 1-POINT-2 MILLION DOLLARS FOR A 9-ACRE PROPERTY, IN MANATEE COUNTY.

THE COMPANY SAYS -- THE PROPERTY WOULD SERVE AS AN IDEAL LOCATION FOR A LICENSED GROW FACILITY -- OR DISTRIBUTION CENTER.

IN NOVEMBER, FLORIDA VOTERS WILL CONSIDER WHETHER TO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA. Return to index of stories...


FORDS OWNER COCAINE ARREST-ONCAM, SS, VO


A LOCAL RESTAURANT OWNER IS IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW.

FORT MYERS POLICE ARRESTED 30-YEAR-OLD DANIEL KEARNS.

HE'S THE VICE PRESIDENT OF FORD'S GARAGE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

KEARNS IS CHARGED WITH DUI AND COCAINE POSSESSION.

RIGHT NOW HE'S BONDED OUT OF JAIL.

KEARNS IS SCHEDULED TO GO BEFORE A JUDGE NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER COUNTY IDENTITY THEFT-ONCAM, CG


THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS LOOKING TO HELP YOU KEEP YOUR IDENTITY --

THEY'RE OFFERING TWO FORUMS ON PROTECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

AND THEY'RE FREE!

THE FIRST ONE WILL BE TODAY AT 5:00 IN THE NORTH NAPLES FIRE CONTROL AND RESUCE DISTRICT CENTER IN NAPLES.

BOB HARDEN FROM THE BOB HARDEN SHOW WILL BE THE THERE --

YOU CAN EXPECT TIPS FROM EXPERTS AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION JUST HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE. NBC DASH 2 DOT COM

Tips on avoiding identity theft will be offered at two community events hosted by the newly formed Collier ID Theft Task Force.

The events, titled: "Identity Theft: Tips To Reduce Your Risk Of Becoming A Victim," are free and open to the public.

The first is set for 5 to 6:15 p.m., Monday, April 21 at the North Naples Fire Control & Rescue District training center, 1855 Veterans Park Drive, Naples. Bob Harden, host of The Bob Harden Show on www.bobharden.com, will be the moderator.

The second is set for Thursday, May 1, 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the Jewish Family & Community Services center, 5025 Costello Drive, Naples. The moderator will be Naples Daily News Editorial Editor Jeff Lytle.

At both events, Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk will present identity fraud safety information, along with co-presenter Carrie Kerskie, an identity theft expert and private investigator. Kerskie is author of the book, "Your Public Identity: Because Nothing Is Private Anymore." Return to index of stories...


RED WHITE AND BOOM-OTS, VO


SOME GOOD NEWS FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RESIDENTS.

THE ANNUAL RED, WHITE AND BOOM EVENT -- COULD GET A REVIVAL.

TODAY CAPE CORAL CITY LEADERS WILL TALK ABOUT BRINGING BACK ONE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S LARGEST FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS.

LATE LAST YEAR THE MAIN SPONSOR BACKED OUT --

SO THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PULLED THE PLUG.

NOW THE CITY** WILL LOOK AT PAYING FOR IT.

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


CHARCO ALERT TEXT-OTS BNR


DEVELOPING NEWS OUT OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

WE FOUND OUT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE WILL ROLL OUT A NEW TEXT ALERT SYSTEM.

UPDATES WILL INCLUDE ANYTHING FROM MAJOR ROAD CLOSURES TO MISSING PEOPLE.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN SIGNING UP--

GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM, CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


NEW MEANING TO BREAKROOM-INTRO


PRETTY SURE WE'VE ALL HAD THOSE DAYS WHERE IF WE COULD JUST HIT SOMETHING REALLY, REALLY HARD, WE'D FEEL A LOT BETTER.

WELL.AN IDAHO MAN, TURNED THOSE FEELINGS INTO A BUSINESS OF "RECREATIONAL DESTRUCTION."

MICHAEL LOCKLER TELLS US WHY HE WANTS CUSTOMERS TO COME IN AND BREAK STUFF. Return to index of stories...


NEW MEANING TO BREAKROOM-PKG


PRETTY SURE WE'VE ALL HAD THOSE DAYS WHERE IF WE COULD JUST HIT SOMETHING REALLY, REALLY HARD, WE'D FEEL A LOT BETTER.

WELL.AN IDAHO MAN, TURNED THOSE FEELINGS INTO A BUSINESS OF "RECREATIONAL DESTRUCTION."

MICHAEL LOCKLER TELLS US WHY HE WANTS CUSTOMERS TO COME IN AND BREAK STUFF.

--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

"Woo Woo Woo Woo"

WHO KNEW DESTROYING STUFF COULD BE SO MUCH FUN?

LAMPS AREN'T THE ONLY THING YOU CAN TAKE A SWING AT.

"Dishes, electronics such as copiers, fax machines, printers, computer monitors, vacuums, we have large-scale furniture."

TOM FARRENKOPF OWNS "DAS BREAKROOM" ON ORCHARD STREET IN BOISE.

HE ENCOURAGES YOU TO SUIT UP AND PICK YOUR WEAPON.

"Here at Das Breakroom, our sole purpose is to provide a place for people to engage in recreational destruction. What we mean by that is come in and break stuff."

S/U:"Now this is what you call breaking news…

…if it'll break.

BUT I GOT THE HANG OF IT SOON ENOUGH ASSAULTING KEYBOARDS. AND LEAVING A PILE OF RUBBLE BEHIND."

THE IDEA IS TO LET-OFF SOME STEAM.

"One day, I was having a horrible week, and I found myself on the verge of tears, and I was just pacing back and forth, like what am I going to do? I'm so frustrated right now, and I walked right here and broke an entire box of stuff, and ten minutes later, I felt perfect, fine."

THE OWNER OPENED-UP APRIL 15-TH THE SAME DAY THE STATE AND THE FEDS WANT YOUR MONEY.

"Vent that frustration that you have from filling out all those forms and paying those taxes."

"DAS BREAKROOM" HAS HAPPY HOURS BEFORE AND AFTER WORK AS WELL. YOU CAN PAY THREE BUCKS TO BREAK ONE ITEM.

THE OTHER PRICES DEPEND ON WHAT YOU WANT TO SMASH.

"It's a lot cheaper than some of the stuff I'd want to break at my own home, to be honest." Return to index of stories...


AIRPLANE STOWAWAY-TRXVO


LISTEN TO THIS --

A TEENAGER MAY HAVE HITCHED A RIDE FROM CALIFORNIA TO HAWAII IN THE WHEEL WELL OF A JUMBO JET.

CREWS NOTICED THE 16-YEAR-OLD WANDERING THE TARMAC IN MAUI.

THEY SAY HE WAS DAZED AND CONFUSED.

HE CLAIMED TO HAVE HITCHED A RIDE FROM SAN JOSE.

HAWAIIAN AIRLINES SAYS THE TEEN IS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE, IF HE TRULY DID RIDE IN THE CRAMPED COMPARTMENT FOR ALMOST FIVE HOURS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY HAVE SURVEILLANCE OF THE 16-YEAR-OLD HOPPING THE FENCE AT SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, HAVING RUN AWAY FROM HOME SUNDAY MORNING. Return to index of stories...


AIRPLANE STOWAWAY-SOTVO


"The odds of the person surviving that long of a flight at that altitude are very remote, actually. I mean, you're talking about altitudes that are well above the altitude of Mount Everest and temperatures that can reach 40 degrees below zero.

THE F-B-I IS INVESTIGATING.

THE TEEN BEEN PLACED WITH CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES. Return to index of stories...


TRANS ATLANTIC KAYAKER-OC SS


A 67-YEAR-OLD POLISH ADVENTURER PADDLED HIS KAYAK INTO NEW SMYRNA BEACH OVER THE WEEKEND - TO MARK THE END OF A 6,000-MILE, TRANS-ATLANTIC JOURNEY.

ACCORDING TO THE DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL.

THIS MAN, ALEKSANDER "OLEK" DOBA KISSED THE GROUND AFTER HE LANDED ON SATURDAY.

HE WAS GREETED BY HUNDREDS OF CHEERING SUPPORTERS.

DOBA LEFT PORTUGAL ON OCTOBER 5TH LAST YEAR BUT WAS FORCED TO STOP IN BERMUDA FOR REPAIRS TO HIS 21-FOOT KAYAK.

HE SAID THE MOST-DIFFICULT PART OF HIS TRIP WAS NAVIGATING THROUGH THE CHOPPY WATERS OF THE GULF STREAM JUST DAYS BEFORE HE REACHED THE FLORIDA COAST. Return to index of stories...


REDSOX STORE CLOSURE-TRXVOTOPS


JUST SO YOU KNOW, YOU ONLY HAVE FOUR DAYS TO GET YOUR BOSTON REDSOX GEAR.

THE BOSTON RED SOX SPRING TRAINING TEAM STORE WILL BE OFFICIALLY CLOSING FOR THE SEASON AND IS NOT SCHEDULED TO REOPEN UNTIL JANUARY 2015.

RIGHT NOW ALL ITEMS ARE DISCOUNTED 50 PERCENT OFF. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS


THIS WILL MAKE YOU CRINGE --

A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER SHOWS OFF HIS EXTREMELY SWOLLEN FACE AFTER HE WAS HIT WITH A 90 MPH FASTBALL.

PLUS--

IT'S A PARENT'S WORST NIGHTMARE. A CHILD KIDNAPPED BY A STRANGER. RIGHT OUT OF THEIR OWN DRIVEWAY.

BUT FOR ONE LITTLE BOY IN ATLANTA HIS LOVE OF GOSPEL MUSIC. MAY'VE SAVED HIS LIFE. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) BASEBALL TO FACE-VOWIPE


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TZ4B) GOSPEL BOY-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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NEAT FAKE MEAT-2 SHOT PUSH


WITH BEEF AND PORK PRICES ON THE RISE AND THE GROWING POPULARITY OF PLANT-BASED DIETS -- MORE PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR MEAT ALTERNATIVES.

IN FACT, AMERICANS NOW SPEND MORE THAN 600-MILLION DOLLARS ON MEAT SUBSTITUTES EACH YEAR.

AND A PENNSYLVANIA FAMILY COMPANY IS TAKING THE INDUSTRY BY STORM.

ANNE SHANNON HAS THEIR STORY. Return to index of stories...


NEAT FAKE MEAT-PKG


PHIL AND LAURA LAPP ENJOY SHARING MEALS IN THEIR HOME.

LAURA. AND THE COUPLE'S TWO DAUGHTERS. ARE VEGETARIANS.

SO WHEN PHIL WAS DIAGNOSED WITH HIGH CHOLESTEROL, HE DECIDED TO CHANGE HIS EATING HABITS.

THE COUPLE WASN'T SATISFIED WITH MEAT SUBSTITUTES AT GROCERY STORES. SO LAURA DECIDED TO CREATE HER OWN.

"the first few times it didn't work out so well. didn't pass their approval. So back to the kitchen and I just kept going until it passed the kid test."

WITHIN SIX MONTHS, THE LAPPS WERE EATING LAURA'S CREATION REGULARLY.

FRIENDS RAVED. AND DAUGHTER MORGAN DUBBED THE PRODUCT "NEAT".

"neat is very simple ingredients. pecans, garbanzo beans, organic gluten free corn meal, gluten free oats and spices. That's it."

THE LAPP'S KNEW "NEAT" COULD TAKE OFF.

THEY STARTED MANUFACTURING AT VISION CORP. 80-PERCENT OF THE WORK FORCE IS BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED. KEEPING WITH THE FAMILY'S DESIRE TO BE SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE.

SOON, NEAT WAS AVAILABLE ONLINE AND AT LOCAL GROCERIES. AND PHIL DECIDED TO QUIT HIS JOB.

"i bought a lap top, got a small office space downtown. I set up and started making phone calls."

NEAT IS NOW AVAILABLE IN HUNDREDS OF LOCATIONS. WITH MORE ON THE WAY.

IT WAS RECENTLY NAMED ONE OF THE TOP NEW NATURAL PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET.

A NEAT STORY. WITH A BIG FUTURE, BORN IN A KITCHEN. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX WALL


!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!

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.

"Gradual warming trend"

Despite some lingering cloud cover yesterday, it was a pleasant and dry end to our holiday weekend. As we start the new week, we'll see a gradual warming trend with more sunshine.

A few patchy clouds will linger through the late morning hours, but overall expect a partly sunny day across the area. Over the weekend, daytime highs managed to stay in the upper 70s, but with a bit more sun during the afternoon temperatures will climb into the lower half of the 80s. A light breeze from the northeast will keep humidity values low, which will result in a rather comfortable day.

Mostly clear skies will prevail tonight as temperatures settle into the lower to middle 60s.

Not much will change as we head into Tuesday and beyond. We'll see a few more high clouds drifting in for the west, but ultimately our forecast stays mainly dry. Temperatures will warm up quickly through the week with afternoon highs in the middle to upper 80s. Our skies will stay partly sunny through the end of the week, with a slight uptick in our humidity levels as winds turn to the southeast. Return to index of stories...


GOLF CLUB ATTACK-FSS


A COLLIER COUNTY MAN IS OUT ON BOND TODAY --

HE WAS ARRESTED FOR ATTACKING HIS NEIGHBOR WITH A GOLF CLUB

26-YEAR-OLD BLADIMIR RODRIGUEZ MENDEZ IS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED BATTERY WITH A DEADLY WEAPON.

DEPUTIES SAY HE WALKED INTO HIS NEIGHBORS BACKYARD IN EAST NAPLES AND HIT A MAN IN THE BACK SEVERAL TIMES USING A GOLF CLUB.

THE VICTIM TOLD DEPUTIES HE DID NOTHING TO PROVOKE THE ATTACK-

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MAN BEATS WIFE-FSS


THIS MORNING A NAPLES HUSBAND IS IN HOT WATER.

HE'S ACCUSED OF SEVERELY STRANGLING AND BEATING HIS WIFE.

PORFIRO ALONZO WAS ARRESTED AFTER DEPUTIES SAY HE TOLD HIS WIFE HE DIDN'T LIKE THE WAY SHE SPOKE TO HIM.

HE ALLEGEDLY GRABBED HER SCREAMING SHE WOULD DIE -

THEN BROKE A BEER BOTTLE OVER HER HEAD.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE TRIED USING THE BROKEN GLASS TO STAB HER IN THE STOMACH -

THEN GRABBED A BELT AND BEGAN STRANGLING HER.

ALEOZO'S WIFE MANAGED TO ESCAPE TO A NEIGHBOR'S HOME AND CALL 911.

HIS WIFE CLAIMS HE HAD BEEN DRINKING ALL DAY BEFORE THE FIGHT.

HE FACES SEVERAL CHARGES THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


BASEBALL TO THE FACE-VO


A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER IS LUCKY TO BE UP AND MOVING --

HE WAS HIT IN THE FACE BY A 90-MILE-PER-HOUR FASTBALL.

I'LL WARN YOU -- SOME OF THIS MIGHT BE TOUGH TO WATCH.

IT WAS THE TOP OF THE 7TH -- DELINO DESHIELDS WAS AT BAT --

THAT'S WHEN A 90-MILE PER HOUR FASTBALL WENT A LITTLE HIGH -- AND HIT HIM DIRECTLY IN THE FACE. Return to index of stories...


BASEBALL TO THE FACE-SOTVO


"The swelling was bad, and I was like, it can't look as bad as I think, then I looked in the mirror and thought, "Wow" then I started laughing."

HE TWEETED THIS GRUESOME PICTURE OF HIMSELF FROM THE HOSPITAL.

DOCTORS SAY HE HAS A FRACTURED HIS CHEEK BONE.

DESHEILDS SAYS HE'LL BE ON THE FIELD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Return to index of stories...


GOSPEL MUSIC SAVES CHILD-VOTOPS


CHECK OUT THIS GUY.

THIS IS WILLIE. AND AGAINST ALL ODDS. HE'S STILL HERE. STILL ALIVE TO CELEBRATE HIS TENTH BIRTHDAY.

WILLIE WAS KIDNAPPED.

AND EVENTUALLY, STARTED PRAYING AND SINGING GOSPEL SONGS BECAUSE HE WAS AFRAID.

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GOSPEL MUSIC SAVES CHILD-SOTVO


"He threw me out. He opened the door and threw me out."

WILLIE'S STORY TRAVELED FAST.

AND SOON IT CAUGHT THE EAR OF GRAMMY AWARD WINNING GOSPEL SINGER HEZEKIAH WALKER.

HE TRAVELED TO ATLANTA TO MEET THE YOUNG MAN, HE DESCRIBED THE SITUATION AS BEING A MIRACLE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

PREPPING FOR A COLONOSCOPY- WHAT TO EXPECT AND WHY- WE'LL FILL YOU IN, IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS REPORT.

PLUS--A DAY OF SNOWMOBILING IN THE NEW ENGLAND WILDERNESS TURNED INTO A FRIGHTENING ENCOUNTER WITH A MOOSE.

AND THE ENTIRE ATTACK WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA!

THAT AMAZING VIDEO IS STRAIGHT AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


LET'S FACE IT: THE VERY MENTION OF THE WORD "COLONOSCOPY" IS ENOUGH TO MAKE MANY OF US CRINGE, AT LEAST A BIT.

BUT, COLONOSCOPY IS AN EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE CANCER SCREENING TOOL, AND IT'S THE ONLY CANCER SCREENING THAT CAN ACTUALLY PREVENT CANCER FROM DEVELOPING.

AND AS AMY OSHIER EXPLAINS, A LOT IS RESTING ON THE PRE-SCREEN CLEANSE.

HERE'S TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS REPORT. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


ASK ANYONE WHO'S HAD A COLONOSCOPY AND THEY'RE LIKELY TO SAY- IT WAS NO BIG DEAL- THE PROCEDURE THAT IS. THE PREP, LEADING UP TO THE TEST, MAY BE THE MOST UNCOMFORTABLE PART.

DR. IRMA CRUZ/GASTROENTEROLOGIST

RUNS:

2:49 Yes, you drink medication, that's usually liquid medication and it produces temporary diarrhea.

THAT'S NOT ONLY EXPECTED- IT'S A CRUCIAL PART OF THE PROCEDURE. If the bowel isn't thoroughly cleaned out, doctors might miss a pre-cancerous polyp.

DR. IRMA CRUZ/GASTROENTEROLOGIST

RUNS:

2:14 Preparation is a critically important part of this because if we can't see we can't diagnose polyps and remove them.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

So you might call it a necessary evil. One study found that as many as a third of polyps are missed when people don't adequately prepare for their colonoscopy. The whole point is to be able to spot even the smallest lesions. From 3 millimeters to 1 centimeter in size.

YOU'RE REQUIRED TO FAST THE DAY BEFORE, CONSUMING ONLY LIQUIDS INCLUDING: water, apple juice, ginger ale, jello and clear broth. THE CLEANSE IS EITHER A SERIES OF PILLS- 32 OF THEM TAKEN WITH A LIQUID. OR THE STANDARD LIQUID LAXATIVE.

DR. IRMA CRUZ/GASTROENTEROLOGIST

RUNS:

2:14 There's several type of preparation but they all involve the same idea. Which is to remove the stool from the colon.

THE COLONOSCOPY IS THE ONLY SCREENER THAT CAN PREVENT CANCER, BY ACTUALLY GIVING DOCTORS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DETECT AND REMOVE LESIONS.

DEMO

4:19: Well it all depends on the preparation,- if we're able to take a good look at the colon.

EVEN PATIENTS WHO CHOSE TO UNDERGO A 'VIRTUAL' COLONOSCOPY WHICH USES A CT SCAN TO EXAMINE THE COLON- STILL HAVE TO UNDERGO THE SAME PREP. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


RUBIN HURRICAINE CARTER-TRXVOTOPS


BOXER RUBIN "HURRICANE" CARTER HAS DIED OF COMPLICATIONS FROM PROSTATE CANCER.

THE MIDDLEWEIGHT BOXING CONTENDER WAS 76.

WRONGLY CONVICTED OF A TRIPLE MURDER IN NEW JERSEY, CARTER SPENT 19 YEARS IN PRISON BEFORE BEING LET GO -- THERE WAS SUCH A HUGE OUTCRY OF SUPPORT, BOB DYLAN EVEN WROTE A SONG ABOUT HIM.

HE DIED SUNDAY MORNING IN TORONTO.

CARTER WAS ALSO PORTRAYED IN THE 1999 FILM "HURRICANE" STARING DENZEL WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


SUSPENDED FOR MISS AMERICA-OC VO


A PENNSYLVANIA HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR GOT SUSPENDED FOR ASKING MISS AMERICA TO THE PROM.

NINA DAVULURI DECLINED THE INVITE AT A SCHOOL VISIT LAST WEEK.

THE STUDENT, 18-YEAR-OLD PATRICK FARVES, ASKED HER OUT DESPITE BEING WARNED NOT TO.

HIS SCHOOL SUSPENDED HIM FOR THREE DAYS.

MISS AMERICA ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING SHE HOPES THE SCHOOL WILL RECONSIDER THEIR DISCIPLINARY DECISION. Return to index of stories...


SPILLED WATER ON FAN-TRXVOTOPS


DID YOU SEE THIS?

THE CLIPPERS WAS HOSTING THE WARRIORS IN GAME ONE OF THEIR NBA PLAYOFFS SERIES.

AND AFTER BLAKE GRIFFIN GETS HIS 6TH FOUL.HE INADVERTENTLY SPILLS WATER ON WHAT LOOKS TO BE A WARRIORS FAN

POOR FAN!!!

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MOOSE ATTACK-TRXVOTOPS


A COUPLE IN MAINE HAD A SCARY CONFRONTATION WHILE SNOWMOBILING.

TAKE A LOOK --

BOB AND JANIS POWELL WENT OUT FOR A RIDE THIS WEEKEND AND RAN INTO THIS MOOSE -- THAT ENDED UP CHARGING THEM!.

JANIS AND HER HUSBAND HID BEHIND THEIR SNOW-MOBILES - FINALLY SHE DECIDED TO FIRE A WARNING SHOT.

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HUGE CATFISH FOUND-VOTOPS


APPARENTLY THERE ARE SOME BIG FISH LURKING BENEATH THE SURFACE OF A LAKE IN ARIZONA --

MARTIN MAUGHAN HAS LOTS OF FISH STORIES.

AND THIS STORY, IS A WHOPPER.

HE CAUGHT THIS HUGE CATFISH.

37-AND A HALF INCHES AND ABOUT 38 POUNDS.

IT WAS A 40 MINUTE BATTLE TO REEL HIM IN --

BUT FINALLY MARTIN PULLED THE BEAST IN WITH JUST A LITTLE FOUR-POUND FISHING LINE THAT HELD UP -- Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT


WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE CAPE CORAL WOMAN WHO WAS PAYING FOR

SEWER THOUGH SHE WAS NEVER HOOKED UP!

CREWS ARE WORKING HARD AT 90 YEAR OLD RONNIE TRIBULAS' HOUSE.

NBC2 IS THERE TOO, BRINGING YOU A LIVE UPDATE AT NOON.

AND BY NOW YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD THERE'S A MARATHON TAKING PLACE IN BOSTON TODAY.

FOR YOU RUNNERS OUT THERE,

INSTEAD OF GRABBING THE GATORADE,

WE HAVE AN UNUSUAL JUICE YOU CAN DRINK INSTEAD.

LOOKING LIVE OUTSIDE THE NBC2 TOWER CAMERA.

PARTLY SUNNY SKIES FOLLOWING THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW LONG THIS PATTER WILL LAST,

IN YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) SEPTIC TANK LADY-VO


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NOON TZB) PICKLE JUICE-VO


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CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...