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HL1) SEVERE STORMS-SOTVO NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
HL2) TAXI CAP ASSULT-VOTOPS-TRX STATE ROAD 82 CRASH-OC SS
HL3) WEATHER-WEATHER CENTER STATE ROAD 82 CRASH-NEWSROOM
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP STATE ROAD 82 CRASH-VO
SEVERE WEATHER TORNADOES-2 SHOT ANIBOX STATE ROAD 82 CRASH-NEWSROOM
SEVERE WEATHER TORNADOES-PKG TALLAHASSEE THIS WEEK-OC
SEVERE WEATHER BREAKOUT-TRX INTRO TALLAHASSEE THIS WEEK-TANIBOX OC
SEVERE WEATHER BREAKOUT-PLASMA A) Fracking Chem Disclosure Act-vo
SEVERE WEATHER BREAKOUT-VO B) E. Naples & Golden Gate Fire-vo
SEVERE WEATHER BREAKOUT-MITTO TOPS C) Estero Incorporation-vo
SEVERE WEATHER BREAKOUT-PLASMA COLLIER CHILD MOLESTER-OC VO
BLAND SEXUAL ASSULT UPDATE-trx OC SS FMB CRASH-VO
TAXI CAB ASSAULT-SS-VO MISSING CRUISE PASSENGER-TRX OC SS
TAXI CAB ASSAULT-SOTVO MISSING CRUISE PASSENGER-VOTOPS
I 75 BRIDGE CLOSURE-OC SS OC PG SEAPLANE CRASH-TRX-OC-SS-VO
BEACH ROAD ACCESS CLOSED-TRX OC MAP NETFLIX CHANNEL ACCESS-trxOC VO
COLLIER KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION-CGTOPS LAKES PARK FRAGRANCE SALE-TRX CG TOPS
CLIPPERS OWNER RACIST COMMENTS-PLASMA VO GOLISANO'S CHILDREN HOSPITAL ANNIVERSARY-CGTOPS
CLIPPERS OWNER RACIST COMMENTS-PKG RIDE SHARE SERVICE FINES!! TAMPA-trxOC VO
CLIPPERS JERSEYS-PLAMSA TAG NAPLES PROPOSED BOAT DOCK-TRXOC-SS
NAPLES CAR JACKING-2 SHOT INTRO CULVER JOINS SHOPS AT HAMMOCK COVE-OC-SS
NAPLES CAR JACKING-REMLIVE FL LEGALIZATION OF MARIJ-OTS
OBAMA MANILA-TRX-VO ATARI ET VIDEO GAME DUG UP-INTRO
U.S. UKRAINE-TRX-VO ATARI ET VIDEO GAME DUG UP-PKG
NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE WORLDS LARGEST WATER SLIDE-VOTOPS
TEEN STABBED UPDATE-OC TRX VO WORLDS LARGEST WATER SLIDE-SOTVO
LEHIGH HOME INVASION SUSPECTS-OC-VO-SS-VO TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS
CHARCO FEMA ANALYSIS-TRX-OC-VIDBOX TZ4A) CHURCH UPDATE-VOTOPS
U.S. GRADUATION RATE-TRX-OTS-SS TZ4B) RIFFLE-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WEATHER TEASE-STC
TZ1B) FM SHOOTING-VOTOPS-TRX MOM AND POP SHOPS-ON CAM
TZ1) CHILD KICKED-VOTOPS MOM AND POP SHOPS-PKG
WEATHER-STC TAMPA ODDESY MARINE-INTRO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP TAMPA ODDESY MARINE-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
DILLION SUMMERS PASSES-TRXVO WEATHER-WX WALL
DILLION SUMMERS PASSES-SOTVO CHURCH CRASH FOLO-TRX VO
FORT MYERS SHOOTING FOLO-PLASMA VO CHURCH CRASH FOLO-SOTVO
FORT MYERS SHOOTING FOLO-SOTVO OC BEER BOTTLE FIGHT-OC SS
STOWAWAY KID UPDATE-OC VO WHEELCHAIR ASSAULT-trxSSTOPS
FERRY BOAT CAPTAIN RESCURE-VOWIPE AR15 RIFLE RAFFLE-VO
NEW BRIDE JAILED-VO AR15 RIFLE RAFFLE-SOTVO
NEW BRIDE JAILED-SOTVO TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
FAKE CUSTOMER SERVICE-VOTOPS TZ5A) DISNEY PASS-VO
TOP 10 WORST JOBS-OC CG HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
KID KICKED ON SKATE RAMP-VOTOPS HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
TEASE TWO-TRXVOTOPS ELDERLY INTERNET-TRXVOTOPS
TZ2A) LEE STUDENTS TO VEGAS-VOWIPE BOCA GRAND GREAT WHITE-trxVOTOPS
FL THEATER SHOOTING UPDATE-TRX, OTS, VO NATL IMMUNIZATION WEEK-CG-WIPE
FL LITTER CAMPAIGN-TRX-OC HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
CELEBRITY BASKETBALL-VOTOPS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
CELEBRITY BASKETBALL-SOTVO POPE CANONIZATIONS-VO-WIPE
LEE CO STUDENTS TO VEGAS-ONCAM, VO POPE CANONIZATIONS-SOTVO
LEE CO STUDENTS TO VEGAS-SOTVO RUBIX CUBE TURNS 40-VO-WIPE
TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS RUBIX CUBE TURNS 40-SOTVO
TZ3A) STATE BOARD 82 CRASH-VOTOPS DISNEY FAST PASS-TRXVOTOPS
TZ3B) MISSING CRUISE PASS-VOTOPS NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT
TS1) STORM DAMAGE-TRIP ANIBOX NOON TZB) DEADLY TWISTERS-VO
TS2) CLIPPERS-TRIP ANIBOX NOON TZC) TAX REFUND TO DEBIT-VO
TS3) TAXI ASSULT-TRIP ANIBOX CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


HL1) SEVERE STORMS-SOTVO


as soon as we got downstairs in the basement it started getting crazy and we was just praying and thanking the Lord to get us through it."

SEVERE STORMS RIP THROUGH KANSAS, OKLAHOMA, AND ARKANSAS, KILLING MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE.

STRAIGHT AHEAD ON NBC-2.

WE TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE HARDEST-HIT AREAS. Return to index of stories...


HL2) TAXI CAP ASSULT-VOTOPS-TRX


PLUS-- RIDE GONE WRONG.

A LOCAL TAXI DRIVER --- ATTACKED WHILE ON THE JOB.

HE TALKS TO NBC2. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WEATHER-WEATHER CENTER


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


NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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SEVERE WEATHER TORNADOES-2 SHOT ANIBOX


SEVERE STORMS TAKES THE LIVES OF AT LEAST 18 PEOPLE.

AS TORNADOS RIP THROUGH CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN COMMUNITIES.

GOOD MORNING IM CHAD OLIVER.

AND I'M LINDSAY LOGUE.

OFFICIALS ARE STILL ASSESSING THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE.

ANDREW SPENCER PICKS UP THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE WEATHER TORNADOES-PKG


SOME OF THE WORST DAMAGE CAME NORTH OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, IN THE TOWNS OF MAYFLOWER -- WHICH YOU SEE HERE -- AND NEARBY VILONIA.

"Our downtown area seems like it's completely leveled. There's a few buildings partially standing, but the amout of damage is tremendous. Utilities. There's gas lines spewing. Power lines down. Houses just a pile of brick."

THE DAMAGE IN VILONIA COMES ALMOST THREE YEARS TO THE DAY THAT ANOTHER STORM FOLLOWED A SIMILAR PATH THROUGH THE TOWN OF FEWER THAN FOUR-THOUSAND PEOPLE.

ON SUNDAY, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE REPORTED A TORNADO CROSSING I-40 IN ARKANSAS -- REPORTEDLY AS MUCH AS A HALF-MILE WIDE.

AUTHORITIES SHUT DOWN THE INTERSTATE IN MAYFLOWER ON SUNDAY, AS SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS LOOKED FOR PEOPLE TRAPPED INSIDE VEHICLES AND EMERGENCY CREWS TENDED TO OVERTURNED AND CRUSHED CARS, TRUCKS, AND TRACTOR TRAILERS.

WITNESSES ALSO REPORTED SEEING A TORNADO IN QUAPAW, OKLAHOMA. AT LEAST ONE PERSON THERE WAS KILLED

THE STORMS ALSO HEAVILY DAMAGED PARTS OF CHEROKEE COUNTY, KANSAS -- JUST ACROSS THE STATE LINE FROM JOPLIN, MISSOURI.

"All at once, we heard the sirens going off and everybody was told to get to the bathroom, and we did and we heard everything cracking and breaking and everything."

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SAID AS MANY AS 70 HOMES AND 20 BUSINESSES THERE HAD BEEN DESTROYED.

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


SEVERE WEATHER BREAKOUT-TRX INTRO


THIS MORNING WE'RE SEEING WHAT'S BEING DONE HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR THE VICTIMS IMPACTED BY THE STORM.

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK HAS BEEN IN CONTACT WITH OUR LOCAL RED CROSS CHAPTER-- SHE'S IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE WEATHER BREAKOUT-PLASMA


I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH REPRESENTATIVES AT THE GULF COAST RED CROSS--

THEY TELL ME VOLUNTEERS ARE ON STANDBY READY TO GO TO THE AFFECTED AREAS IF NEEDED.

THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE UNIT IS ALSO ON STANDBY. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE WEATHER BREAKOUT-VO


IF YOU'RE TRYING TO GET AHOLD OF FAMILY OR LOVED ONES IN THE ARKANSAS OR OKLAHOMA, AUTHORITIES SAY, DON'T CALL-- INSTEAD SEND TEXT MESSAGES.

THE SATELITE AND CELL PHONE BAND WIDTH NEEDS TO BE USED FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS AND RESCUE TEAMS.

YOU CAN ALSO CHECK WITH THE RED CROSS' SAFE AND WELL LISTINGS. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE WEATHER BREAKOUT-MITTO TOPS


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE MONEY-- MAKE SURE THE CHARITY IS LEGITIMATE.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WEBSITE-- CHARITY NAVIGATOR DOT ORG-- IT VERIFIES THE ORGANIZATION AND MEASURES THE CHARITY'S EFFECTIVENESS THROUGH ITS FINANCES, TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE WEATHER BREAKOUT-PLASMA


WE'VE POSTED A LINK TO THE SITE UNDER NEWSLINKS AT NBC-2.COM.

IN THE STUDIO, DANIELLE KOLENIAK, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


BLAND SEXUAL ASSULT UPDATE-trx OC SS


NEW RIGHT NOW --

THE MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN WHO TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THREE PATIENTS AT PARK ROYAL HOSPITAL HAS PLEADED GUILTY.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED BENJAMIN BLAND IN SEPTEMBER.

THE VICTIMS TOLD DEPUTIES HE HAD SEX WITH THEM AND ASKED FOR SEXUAL FAVORS.

BLAND WILL SPEND FIVE YEARS IN PRISON Return to index of stories...


TAXI CAB ASSAULT-SS-VO


BRAND NEW RIGHT NOW.

WE KNOW WHO THE FOUR ACCUSED OF ATTACKING A TAXI DRIVER ARE.

TAKE A LOOK.

Benjamin and david behnke are both from the orlando area.

Stephanie Fields and Allison Cohen are both from Michigan.

THE GROUP GOT IN THE CAB IN NAPLES ON THIER WAY TO PELICAN LANDING BY COCONUT POINT MALL.

THEY WANTED TO SMOKE INSIDE THE CAB BUT THE WINDOWS WERE BROKEN.

SO THE DRIVER PULLED OVER AT CIRCLE K.

THAT'S WHEN HE SAYS ONE OF THEm BEGAN BEATING HIM WITH A PERFUME BOTTLE.

HE WAS ABLE TO CALL 9-1-1 BUT THATS WHEN HE SAYS THE OTHERS JOINED IN. Return to index of stories...


TAXI CAB ASSAULT-SOTVO


2529 I'm already surrounded by them. they start punching me hard hard hard i fell to the ground. they still punching me. punching me punching me. i dont know what stopped them.

THE DRIVER WALKED AWAY WITH MINOR INJURIES.

THE SUSPECTS WILL BE IN COURT TOMORROW MORNING. Return to index of stories...


I 75 BRIDGE CLOSURE-OC SS OC


A TRAFFIC ALERT FOR DRIVERS TONIGHT -- THERE WILL BE SOME DELAYS ON I-75 IN LEE COUNTY.

A PAINTING PROJECT BEGINS NEAR BAYSHORE ROAD.

THE WORK WILL BE DONE FROM 7:30 P.M. TO 5:30 TOMORROW MORNING.

THE PROJECT IS PART OF AN EFFORT TO EXPAND THAT PORTION OF THE INTERSTATE TO SIX LANES.

IT SHOULD WRAP UP EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. Return to index of stories...


BEACH ROAD ACCESS CLOSED-TRX OC MAP


JUST A HEADS UP IF YOU'RE HEADING TO SANIBEL ISLAND TODAY.

YOU'LL WANT TO AVOID A CERTAIN AREA.

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT WILL BE TRIMMING VEGETATION.

IT WILL REQUIRE THEM TO SHUTDOWN BEACH DUNE WALKER ON BEACH ROAD.

IT STARTED AT 7:00 THIS MORNING.

THEY SHOULD FINISH BY THREE THIS AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION-CGTOPS


COLLIER COUNTY PARENTS LISTEN UP!

ENROLLMENT BEGINS FOR ONLINE CENTRALIZED KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION.

YOU CAN START SIGNING UP YOUR CHILD TODAY.

THIS REGISTRATION IS ONLY OPEN TO NEW KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS

WE'VE POSTED A LINK TO OUR WEBSITE WITH MORE INFORMATION.

JUST HEAD TO NBC DASH 2 DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


CLIPPERS OWNER RACIST COMMENTS-PLASMA VO


NOW TO A STORY CAUSING CONTROVERSY THIS MORNING.

AN N-B-A TEAM OWNER IS IN HOT WATER AFTER APPARENTLY MAKING RACIST COMMENTS DURING AN ARGUMENT WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND.

AZADEH ANSARI HAS THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


CLIPPERS OWNER RACIST COMMENTS-PKG


Donald Sterling: Yeah, it bothers me a lot that you want to promo… broadcast that you're associating with black people.

THESE CONTROVERSIAL STATEMENTS - RELEASED BY T-M-Z SPORTS - ARE BEING ATTRIBUTED TO LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS OWNER DONALD STERLING.

THE N-B-A MOGUL IS UNDER FIRE AFTER A RECORDING OF AN ARGUMENT ALLEGEDLY BETWEEN HIM AND HIS GIRLFRIEND, V. STIVIANO, SURFACED FRIDAY.

THE RECORDING PROMPTED AN INVESTIGATION BY THE N-B-A.

The audio recording posted by TMZ is truly offensive and disturbing, and we intend to get to the bottom of it as quickly as possible.

DURING HIS ALLEGED RANT.STERLING ADDRESSED THIS PHOTO STIVIANO TOOK WITH MAGIC JOHNSON, PROVIDED TO CNN BY TMZ SPORTS.

Donald Sterling: I think the fact that you admire him - I've known him well, and he should be admired. And I'm just saying that it's too bad you can't admire him privately, and during your entire f**king life your whole life- admire him, bring him here, feed him, f**k him, I don't care. You can do anything. But don't put him on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don't bring him to my games. Ok?

JOHNSON RESPONDED ON ESPN SUNDAY MORNING.

I had a friendship with him. so for him to then make these comments, or alleged comments, about myself as well as other african americans and minorities. there's no place in society for it.

MAGIC JOHNSON ISN'T THE ONLY PERSON TO SPEAK UP.

For comments like that, it taints our game and we can't have that. we can't have it from a player, we can't have it from an owner, we can't have it from a fan.

When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let 'em talk, and that's what happened here.

ONE PERSON WHO HASN'T WEIGHED IN?

DON STERLING.

HE HAS YET TO OFFER A PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE SITUATION.

I'M AZADEH ANSARI REPORTING. Return to index of stories...


CLIPPERS JERSEYS-PLAMSA TAG


LAST NIGHT THE CLIPPERS LOST THEIR PLAYOFF GAME IN OAKLAND.

THEIR PRE-GAME WARMUP WAS AN EXERCISE IN SOLIDARITY AND SHAME.

THEY TURNED THEIR JERSEYS INSIDE OUT TO SHOW HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT THE RACIALLY CHARGED COMMENTS ALLEGEDLY MADE BY TEAM OWNER DONALD STERLING. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES CAR JACKING-2 SHOT INTRO


BREAKING RIGHT NOW IN COLLIER COUNTY.

DEPUTIES ARE ON THE HUNT FOR SOMEONE WHO CAR-JACKED AN ELDERLY WOMAN.RIGHT NEXT TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE!

PARAMEDICS TOOK THAT VICTIM TO THE HOSPITAL.

NBC2'S BRYAN ANDERSON IS ON SCENE AT THE COLLIER COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER GATHERING NEW DETAILS.

BRYAN WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? Return to index of stories...


NAPLES CAR JACKING-REMLIVE


THE VICTIM IS A 66 YEAR OLD WOMAN ACCORDING TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE WAS GETTING INTO HER S-U-V ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THIS PARKING GARAGE.

THAT'S WHEN THEY TELL US THE CARJACKER THREW HER TO THE GROUND AND TOOK OFF IN HER CAR!

DETECTIVES SAY THEY'RE NOW LOOKING FOR THE SILVER LEXUS 350 S-U-V.

IT HAS TINTED WINDOWS AND SHERIFFS OFFICIALS SAY THE LICENSE PLATE IS

5-7-1-P-T-U.

THE SHERIFFS OFFICE TELLS ME THE CARJACKER IS A BLACK MALE ABOUT 5 FOOT 8 MEDIUM BUILD.

HE WAS WEARING ALL BLACK CLOTHING AND HAD DREADLOCKS.

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHO THIS VICTIM IS AND HER CONDITION.

WE'RE LIVE IN NAPLES BRYAN ANDERSON NBC2. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA MANILA-TRX-VO


ALL NEW AT 11:00.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS NOW IN THE CAPITAL OF THE PHILLIPINES.

AND HE SIGNED A NEW 10 YEAR AGREEMENT IN MANILA.

IT GIVES THE U.S MILITARY GREATER ACCESS TO PHILIPPINE BASES.

THIS WILL COME IN USEFUL DURING HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS WRAPPING UP WEEKLONG, FOUR-NATION ASIAN TOUR. Return to index of stories...


U.S. UKRAINE-TRX-VO


WHILE IN MANIA TODAY. PRESIDENT OBAMA PUT MORE PRESSURE ON RUSSIAN LEADERS.

HE SAID THE U-S WILL LEVY NEW SANCTIONS.

THEY'RE AIMED AT SEVEN RUSSIAN OFFICIALS AND SEVENTEEN COMPANIES LINKED TO PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN INNER CIRCLE.

THIS STEMS FROM RUSSIA'S ACTIONS IN NEIGHBORING UKRAINE. Return to index of stories...


NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE


INVESTORS ARE CLOSELY WATCHING THE U-S RESPONSE TO RUSSIA.

HERE IS A LIVE LOOK AT THE BIG BOARD ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

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


TEEN STABBED UPDATE-OC TRX VO


A 16-YEAR-OLD HONOR STUDENT AT A CONNECTICUT HIGH SCHOOL WAS STABBED TO DEATH IN A SCHOOL STAIRWELL BY A FELLOW STUDENT AFTER SHE TURNED DOWN HIS INVITATION TO THE JUNIOR PROM.

NEW THIS MORNING.

THE BOY CHARGED WITH THE MURDER WILL NOT BE AT HIS ARRAIGNMENT TODAY BECAUSE HE

IS UNDERGOING PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION.

FOR NOW HIS NAME IS NOT BEING RELEASED, BUT STATE PROSECUTORS COULD DECIDE TODAY TO CHARGE HIM AS AN ADULT.

FRIENDS OF THE SUSPECT SAY THEY WORRIED HE MAY HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING WITH

MENTAL ILLNESS.

THEY SAY HE ONCE TOLD A FRIEND HE THOUGHT ABOUT KILLING HIMSELF. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH HOME INVASION SUSPECTS-OC-VO-SS-VO


RIGHT NOW WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF A SUSPECT IN A LEHIGH HOME INVASION HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.

WE KNOW HE WAS RECOVERING FROM A POLICE DOG BITE.

OUR CAMERAS WERE INSIDE A LEE COUNTY COURTROOM AS TWO OTHER MEN ACCUSED IN THEIR PART IN THE VIOLENT HOME INVASION -- WENT BEFORE A JUDGE.

SHAWNDELL McCANN JOSEPH, AND EBRON TAYLOR ARE BOTH BEING HELD ON NO BOND.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY ARE PART OF A TEAM OF FOUR MEN WHO HELD A WOMAN AT GUNPOINT INSIDE HER LEHIGH ACRES HOME.

THEY WERE ARMED WITH GUNS AND BULLET PROOF VESTS. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO FEMA ANALYSIS-TRX-OC-VIDBOX


HAPPENING TODAY.

FEMA WILL START FIELD ANALYSIS OF POTENTIAL COASTAL FLOODING AREAS.

FEMA CONSULTANTS WILL BE PERFORMING FIELD ANALYSIS OF CERTAIN AREAS OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

THE ENGINEERS WILL BE WORKING ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATELY OWNED LAND.

IF YOU SEE THEM ON YOUR PROPERTY, YOU CAN REQUEST TO SEE THE ENGINEERS DRIVER'S LICENSE AND A LETTER OF INTRODUCTION. Return to index of stories...


U.S. GRADUATION RATE-TRX-OTS-SS


ALL NEW AT 11:00

U.S. PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS HAVE REACHED A MILESTONE, AN 80 PERCENT GRADUATION RATE.

BUT THAT STILL MEANS 1 OUT OF EVERY 5 STUDENTS WALKS AWAY WITHOUT A DIPLOMA.

RESEARCHERS ARE PROJECTING A 90 PERCENT NATIONAL GRADUATION RATE BY 2020.

IOWA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, NEBRASKA AND TEXAS RANKED AT THE TOP WITH RATES AT 88 PERCENT OR 89 PERCENT.

THE BOTTOM PERFORMERS WERE ALASKA, GEORGIA, NEW MEXICO, OREGON AND NEVADA, WHICH HAD RATES AT 70 PERCENT OR BELOW.

FLORIDA IS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


AUTHORITIES ARE ON THE HUNT FOR A SHOOTER IN FORT MYERS.

AND NEIGHBORS ARE ON EDGE.

STRAIGHT AHEAD WE HEAR FROM A MAN WHO WAS HIT BY ONE OF THOSE BULLETS.

PLUS VIDEO OF A MAN KICKING HIS CHILD OFF A RAMP AT SKATE PARK IS CAUSING AN UPROAR.

NOW THIS FATHER MAY BE IN HOT WATER. Return to index of stories...


TZ1B) FM SHOOTING-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1) CHILD KICKED-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


!!!!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.

"Hot and humid days"

Over the weekend temperatures managed to soar into the lower 90s across Southwest Florida. In fact, Page Field recorded 91° on thermometer both Saturday and Sunday. The summer-like heat will continue, with increasing rain prospects by mid to late week.

After a warm and muggy start to the day, temperatures will continue to climb into the middle 80s through the mid day hours. Sunshine will prevail through much of the afternoon with a few clouds moving in from the west. As winds turn onshore, temperatures will stay slightly cooler along our beaches and coastal areas with readings in the middle 80s. Expect daytime highs to climb near 90° in town, while inland communities top out one or two degrees above that. As the seabreeze moves inland, a few spotty showers will be possible mainly east of the interstate.

This slight shower chance will continue through the evening hours, and temperatures will begin to settle into the lower 80s by sunset. Due to the extra humidity, temperatures will be slow to fall overnight as they bottom out in the upper 60s to lower 70s area wide.

With high pressure to our east, a southerly flow will continue to pump in heat and moisture. Expect partly sunny skies for Tuesday with a few showers deep inland. Temperatures will remain unseasonably warm in the upper 80s to lower 90s. We'll keep late day showers in the forecast through Wednesday, with higher rain chances Thursday through Saturday as a cold front approaches the Florida peninsula. By Sunday, more sunshine is back in the forecast with a slight drop in humidity values. Return to index of stories...


DILLION SUMMERS PASSES-TRXVO


DESPITE LOSING THEIR SON - A FAMILY IN ESTERO IS HIGH SPIRITED.

THAT'S BECAUSE THEY CALL HIM "THE STRONGEST MAN" THEY'VE EVER KNOWN.

NBC2 FIRST BROUGHT YOU THIS STORY BACK IN 2013 WHEN DILLON SIMMONS FIRST FOUND OUT HE HAD BRAIN CANCER.

2 LONG YEARS AND A BRAVE FIGHT LATER - DILLON SIMMONS HAS PASSED AWAY.

HIS FAMILY FOUND OUT HE HAD A BRAIN TUMOR WHEN DILLON WAS JUST 13 YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


DILLION SUMMERS PASSES-SOTVO


"i believe he can inspire people to fight like he did and he could save some lives just through his."

DILLON'S CELEBRATION OF LIFE IS TUESDAY AT THE SUMMIT CHURCH IN FORT MYERS.

IT BEGINS AT 11 AM Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS SHOOTING FOLO-PLASMA VO


BULLETS FLY IN FORT MYERS.

AND TODAY A MAN IS RECOVERING AFTER ONE HIT HIS LEG.

BULLETS ALSO LODGED IN HOMES AND CARS.

IT HAPPENED FRIDAY ON GARDENIA AVENUE.

NEIGHBORS DON'T KNOW WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER.

ONE HOMEOWNER TELLS US IT WAS HER HOME THAT WAS THE KEY TARGET.

SHE SAYS IT'S THE SECOND TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED.

A WOUNDED INNOCENT BYSTANDER LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS SHOOTING FOLO-SOTVO OC


"I still got up and ran. Thank God I just got shot one time. That's

about it. I was hoping I wouldn't get shot at all. That's what I was

hoping for but it happened too fast."

NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE.

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF THE TWO RECENT SHOOTINGS ARE CONNECTED. Return to index of stories...


STOWAWAY KID UPDATE-OC VO


STILL NO WORD ON WHEN THE CALIFORNIA TEEN STOWAWAY WILL RETURN HOME.

ON SUNDAY THE FATHER OF THE 15-YEAR-OLD RELEASED A STATEMENT CALLING HIS SON A "GOOD KID" WHO STRUGGLED WITH LIFE IN AMERICA.

IN A STATEMENT RELEASED THROUGH A SPOKESPERSON, HE SAID HE IS ALSO THANKFUL THAT HIS SON SURVIVED THE ORDEAL AND SAID HE IS ANXIOUS FOR HIS SON'S RETURN HOME. Return to index of stories...


FERRY BOAT CAPTAIN RESCURE-VOWIPE


ALL NEW THIS MORNING.

THE SOUTH KOREAN COAST GUARD RELEASED VIDEO SHOWING THE CAPTAIN OF THE SEWOL BOARDING A RESCUE BOAT AS THE FERRY SANK.

THE FERRY WAS TILTED ABOUT 45-DEGREES AS THE CAPTAIN MOVED FROM THE VESSEL TO A RESCUE BOAT.

TODAY A COAST GUARD OFFICIAL SAID RESCUERS COULDN'T DISTINGUISH PASSENGERS FROM CREW MEMBERS BECAUSE THEY WERE ALL WEARING LIFE VESTS.

FOUR-HUNDRED-76 PEOPLE WERE ON THE FERRY WHEN IT CAPSIZED ON APRIL 16TH AND SANK.

ONLY 174 PEOPLE WERE RESCUED.

DIVERS RECOVERED MORE THAN 188 BODIES.

THEY CONTINUED SEARCHING TODAY FOR THE 114 PEOPLE BELIEVED TO STILL BE MISSING. Return to index of stories...


NEW BRIDE JAILED-VO


A NEWLYWED IS FACING MURDER CHARGES FOR SHOOTING HER OWN NIECE AFTER AN ARGUMENT.

IT HAPPENED IN THE PARKING LOT OF A BAR AFTER THE WEDDING.

POLICE SAY WHEN IT WAS TIME TO GO HOME. AFTER HEAVY DRINKING. THE BRIDE, CHRISTIANA GEORGE, AND HER NIECE GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT IN THE PARKING LOT. Return to index of stories...


NEW BRIDE JAILED-SOTVO


To our understanding, this was who was going to be the designated driver for the evening.

POLICE SAY THE WOMAN REACHED INTO THE CONSOLE OF HER HUSBAND'S VEHICLE - - PULLED OUT HIS 9-MILLIMETER HANDGUN AND SHOT HER NIECE IN THE ABDOMEN.

THE NEW BRIDE IS IN JAIL WITHOUT BAIL. Return to index of stories...


FAKE CUSTOMER SERVICE-VOTOPS


AN IMPORTANT ALERT ABOUT AN ONLINE CUSTOMER SERVICE SCAM.

IMPERSONATORS ARE BUYING ADS TO PUT THEIR BOGUS ADS ON TOP OF SEARCH ENGINE RESULTS.

CLICK ON THE WEBSITE AND CUSTOMERS ARE DIRECTED TO A FAKE LOG-IN PAGE.

WHEN THERE'S A PROBLEM WITH THEIR "ACCOUNT" CUSTOMERS ARE DIRECTED TO CALL A SPECIAL NUMBER.

THAT'S WHEN A FAKE TECH SUPPORT PERSON GETS CONTROL OF YOUR COMPUTER. HACKING INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION AND STEALING YOUR MONEY. Return to index of stories...


TOP 10 WORST JOBS-OC CG


"CAREER CAST" RANKED THE WORST JOBS TO HAVE IN 2014, BASED ON ENVIRONMENT, INCOME, OUTLOOK AND STRESS.

HERE'S THE TOP TEN:

COMIN IN AT NUMBER TEN - CORRECTIONS OFFICER.

FLIGHT ATTENDANT TAKES NUMBER SEVEN.

A BROADCASTER TAKES FIFTH PLACE.

TAXI DRIVER NUMBER FOUR.

NEWSPAPER REPORTER NUMBER TWO.

AND. LUMBERJACK COMES IN NUMBER ONE FOR WORST JOBS. Return to index of stories...


KID KICKED ON SKATE RAMP-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

A JACKSONVILLE MAN WAS CAUGHT ON VIDEO KICKING HIS CHILD OFF OF A SKATE RAMP PLATFORM AND TURNING AWAY AS HIS SON YELLS IN PAIN.

THE FATHER'S NAME IS MARCUS CROSSLAND.

THIS HAPPENED SATURDAY AT JACKSONVILLE'S KONA SKATE PARK.

THIS VIDEO WAS POSTED ON INSTAGRAM.

THIS MORNING WE'RE LEARNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IS INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-TRXVOTOPS


THEY'RE NOT EVEN 21 YET AND THEY ARE ALREADY PLANNING A TRIP TO VEGAS.

WELL TELL YOU HOW A FEW LEE COUNTY TEENS ARE GEARING UP FOR A NATIONAL COMPETITION IN SIN CITY. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) LEE STUDENTS TO VEGAS-VOWIPE


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FL THEATER SHOOTING UPDATE-TRX, OTS, VO


REMEMBER THE CASE OF THE RETIRED POLICE CAPTAIN WHO SHOT A MAN IN A MOVIE THEATER AFTER AN ARUGUMENT ABOUT TEXTINGS.

HIS ATTORNEY WANTS AN APPEALS COURT TO FREE HIM FROM JAIL.

NBC-2 HAS DISCOVERED THAT CURTIS REEVES FILED A PETITION ASKING THE COURT TO RELEASE HIM UNTIL HIS RE-TRIAL.

REEVES IS FACING SECOND DEGREE MURDER AND AGGRAVATED BATTERY AFTER AUTHORITIES SAY HE SHOT CHAD OULSON BACK IN JANUARY AT A MOVIE THEATER.

REEVES' ATTORNEYS MAINTAIN HE ACTED IN SELF-DEFENSE. Return to index of stories...


FL LITTER CAMPAIGN-TRX-OC


ALL NEW TODAY.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS ENLISTING SOME HEAVY HITTERS TO KEEP OUR HIGHWAYS CLEAN.

A CAMPAIGN CALLED "DRIVE IT HOME. KEEP OUR PARADISE LITTER FREE" WILL SOME PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES FROM FLORIDA.

MIAMI DOLPHINS WIDE RECEIVER BRIAN HARTLINE,

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS RUNNING BACK MIKE JAMES, AMONG OTHERS.

THEY WILL BE FEATURED IN RADIO , TV AND NEWSPAPER ADS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO PROPERLY DISPOSE OF TRASH. Return to index of stories...


CELEBRITY BASKETBALL-VOTOPS


YOU MIGHT RECOGNIZE THESE FACES.

LOCAL CELEBRITIES TEAMED UP IN FORT MYERS TO PLAY BASKETBALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE.

A FEW WATERMAN BROADCASTING PERSONALITIES WERE THERE!

ALONG WITH EARNEST GRAHAM, JEVON KEARSE, AND DAUNTE CULLPEPPER, JUST TO NAME A FEW.

THE GOAL OF THE GAME.TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES. Return to index of stories...


CELEBRITY BASKETBALL-SOTVO


just to get the community together and make them aware of the dangers of drinking and driving

MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE TURNED OUT FOR THE CAUSE. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO STUDENTS TO VEGAS-ONCAM, VO


FIVE TALENTED LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE VEGAS BOUND.

WHERE EACH WILL BE PERFORMING IN A NATIONWIDE EDUCATIONAL COMPETITION.

THE EVENT -- CALLED ACTSO, IS SPONSERED BY THE NAACP.

THE YEAR LONG PROGRAM RECRUITES STUDENTS WHO EXCEL IN ACTIVITES LIKE DRAMA AND DANCE, AND IN SUBJECTS LIKE CHEMISTRY. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO STUDENTS TO VEGAS-SOTVO


this is a region that has a lot of talent. I'm tell you, these kids have a lot of talent. It's amazing. It's a joy to work with them as you can see, they just make you feel good.

THE GROUP LEAVES FOR NATIONALS IN JULY.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THEIR JOURNEY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS


COMING UP, A HEAD-ON CRASH SENDS AN ENIRE FAMILY TO THE HOSPITAL FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIVES --

AND NOW WE'RE GATHERING THE LATEST INFORMATION ON TWO PARENTS AND THEIR 15-MONTH OLD BABY.

PLUS--A PASSENGER HAS GONE MISSING ON A CRUISE SHIP RETURNING TO FLORIDA.

STRAIGHT AHEAD, WHERE OFFICIALS THINK THAT PERSON MIGHT BE. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) STATE BOARD 82 CRASH-VOTOPS


we heard everything cracking and breaking and everything." Return to index of stories...


TZ3B) MISSING CRUISE PASS-VOTOPS


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TS1) STORM DAMAGE-TRIP ANIBOX


GOOD MORNING IM LINDSAY LOGUE.

IF YOU ARE JUST TUNING IN HERE ARE SOME OF OUR TOP STORIES THAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED.

THIS IS TORNADO DAMAGE FROM MAYFLOWER, ARKANSAS.

THE TOWN HIT BY SUNDAY'S TORNADOS.

AUTHORITIES SAY AT LEAST 150 HOMES IN THE AREA WERE DESTROYED.

AT LEAST 16 PEOPLE IN THE STATE WERE KILLED. Return to index of stories...


TS2) CLIPPERS-TRIP ANIBOX


AND THE N-B-A IS INVESTIGATING AN AUDIO RECORDING OF A MAN. SAID TO BE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS OWNER DONALD STERLING. MAKING RACIST COMMENTS.

THE MAN ON THE RECORDING TELLS A WOMAN, IDENTIFIED AS STERLING'S FORMER GIRLFRIEND, NOT TO BRING AFRICAN-AMERICAN PEOPLE TO BASKETBALL GAMES. Return to index of stories...


TS3) TAXI ASSULT-TRIP ANIBOX


FOUR PEOPLE ARE ACCUSED OF ATTACKING A TAXI DRIVER ARE.

THE GROUP GOT IN THE CAB IN NAPLES ON THIER WAY TO PELICAN LANDING BY COCONUT POINT MALL.

THEY WANTED TO SMOKE INSIDE THE CAB BUT THE WINDOWS WERE BROKEN.

SO THE DRIVER PULLED OVER AT CIRCLE K.

THAT'S WHEN THE GROUP BEATING HIM WITH A PERFUME BOTTLE.

THE DRIVER WALKED AWAY WITH MINOR INJURIES.

THE SUSPECTS WILL BE IN COURT TOMORROW MORNING. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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STATE ROAD 82 CRASH-OC SS


N-B-C-2 IS LEARNING A MOTHER, FATHER AND THEIR 15-MONTH OLD BABY ARE ALL IN THE HOSPITAL THIS MORNING.

THEY WERE IN THIS RED PICK-UP TRUCK WHEN THEY WERE HIT HEAD ON BY ANOTHER PICK-UP SATURDAY MORNING ON STATE ROAD 82 IN LEHIGH ACRES.

NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY SINCE IT BROKE.

HE'S LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH THE LATEST

CLIFF -- WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED? Return to index of stories...


STATE ROAD 82 CRASH-NEWSROOM


I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH THE NURSING SUPERVISOR AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL --

I WAS TOLD BOTH PARENTS ARE STILL IN CRITICAL CONDITION --

THEIR BABY -- 15-MONTH OLD ANNA GOMEZ IS IN SERIOUS CONDITION AT TAMPA GENERAL -- Return to index of stories...


STATE ROAD 82 CRASH-VO


THIS IS VIDEO FROM THE SCENE --

THAT LITTLE GIRL'S MOTHER IS ALBERTINA ORTIZ GOMEZ -- HER FATHER, VICTOR GOMEZ WAS DRIVING THIS RED TRUCK WHEN THIS BLACK PICK-UP WENT ACROSS THE CENTER LINE AND HIT THEM HEAD ON --

THE DRIVER OF THAT BLACK PICK-UP TRUCK -- 19-YEAR-OLD BRYAN STEVENS -- WAS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL ON SUNDAY --

AT THIS POINT -- THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS NOT REPORTING ANYTHING CRIMINAL ABOUT THIS CRASH --

BUT DEPUTIES TELL US THE BABY WAS NOT IN A CHILD SAFETY SEAT AND WAS NOT WEARING A SEAT-BELT. Return to index of stories...


STATE ROAD 82 CRASH-NEWSROOM


I SPOKE TO THE SISTER OF THE MOTHER -- SHE SAYS THEY ARE MIGRANT WORKERS FROM GUATEMALA.

THEY WERE HEADED FROM IMMOKALEE TO GEORGIA TO PICK BLUEBERRIES.

WE HAVE REQUESTED THE ACCIDENT REPORT FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND HOPE TO LEARN MUCH MORE WHEN WE GET IT IN OUR HANDS. Return to index of stories...


TALLAHASSEE THIS WEEK-OC


HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN TALLAHASSEE --

FLORIDA LAWMAKERS HEAD INTO THE FINAL WEEK OF THEIR ANNUAL SESSION --

LAWMAKERS MUST COMPLETE A $75 BILLION DOLLAR BUDGET.

NBC-2 IS TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT OUR LOCAL LAWMAKERS ARE PUSHING FOR -- AS THE SESSION COMES TO A CLOSE. Return to index of stories...


TALLAHASSEE THIS WEEK-TANIBOX OC


THERE'S A BILL ON THE TABLE THAT WOULD ESTABLISH AN ONLINE REGISTRY FOR ALL WELLS IN THE STATE WHERE FRACKING TREATMENTS ARE PERFORMED.

A COMPANION BILL WOULD PREVENT OIL AND GAS TRADE SECRETS FROM BEING RELEASED.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE RAY RODRIGUEZ IS BEHIND BOTH MEASURES- WHICH HAVEN'T GAINED TRACTION.

ANOTHER BILL WOULD ALLOW EAST NAPLES FIRE AND RESCUE TO MERGE WITH GOLDEN GATE FIRE.

THEY'VE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER FOR THE PAST YEAR.

APPROVAL AT THE STATE LEVEL WOULD ALLOW VOTERS TO HAVE A SAY ON A FINAL MERGER.

AND FINALLY. THE ESTERO INCORPORATION.

LAWMAKERS WILL LOOK AT ALLOWING ESTERO RESIDENTS TO FORM THEIR OWN VILLAGE.

IF APPROVED, THE ISSUE GO TO THE NOVEMBER BALLOT. Return to index of stories...


A) Fracking Chem Disclosure Act-vo


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B) E. Naples & Golden Gate Fire-vo


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C) Estero Incorporation-vo


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COLLIER CHILD MOLESTER-OC VO


AN OHIO MAN CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT WILL REMAIN IN JAIL.

JAMES EDGAR MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE BEFORE A LEE COUNTY JUDGE THIS WEEKEND.

HE'S ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING HIS OWN SON.

RIGHT NOW -- WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT MORE DETAILS ON THIS ON-GOING CASE. Return to index of stories...


FMB CRASH-VO


AND WE'RE WORKING FOR NEW INFORMATION ON A BAD CRASH NEAR FORT MYERS BEACH.

THE CRASH HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 1 O'CLOCK SUNDAY MORNING - TWO PEOPLE WERE INJURED.

A MINI-VAN AND A CAR HIT HEAD ON.

THE NAMES OF THOSE INVOLVED HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED. Return to index of stories...


MISSING CRUISE PASSENGER-TRX OC SS


NBC-2 IS WORKING OUR SOURCES FOR INFORMATION ON A DESPARATE SEARCH.

THE U-S COAST GUARD IS SEARCHING FOR A PERSON WHO WENT MISSING FROM A CRUISE SHIP.

THE BAHAMAS 'CELEBRATION' WAS RETURNING TO PORT IN WEST PALM BEACH SUNDAY MORNING WHEN THE PASSENGER WAS REPORTED MISSING.

OFFICIALS SAY, THE PERSON APPARENTLY WENT OVERBOARD, 27-MILES EAST OF DELRAY BEACH. Return to index of stories...


MISSING CRUISE PASSENGER-VOTOPS


WE RECIEVED THESE PICTURES LAST NIGHT OF THE SEARCH.

SHEA HAMBLING OF FORT MYERS WAS ON THE CRUISE AND SENT THEM TO US.

HAMBLING TELLS NBC-2 IT LOOKED LIKE RESCUE CREWS WERE HAVING A HARD TIME NAVIGATING THE WATER TO TRY AND LOCATE THE MISSING PERSON.

THE VICTIM'S NAME HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED. Return to index of stories...


PG SEAPLANE CRASH-TRX-OC-SS-VO


NBC-2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT THE CAUSE OF A PLANE CRASH RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF CHARLOTTE HARBOR THIS WEEKEND.

A SEAPLANE WAS FORCED DOWN IN THE WATERS OF BURNT STORE MARINA.

THE PILOT SURVIVED.

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE PICTURES.

FIRST RESPONDERS SNAPPED THEM MINUTES AFTER THE PLANE HIT THE WATER.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 1:30 SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

YOU CAN SEE OTHER BOATS NEARBY - AND OTHERS TRYING TO HELP THE PILOT OUT.

THE PILOT WAS THE ONLY ONE ONBOARD. Return to index of stories...


NETFLIX CHANNEL ACCESS-trxOC VO


SOME CONSUMER NEWS.

NETFLIX WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE FOR SOME CABLE CUSTOMERS ON THEIR SET-TOP BOXES.

THE STREAMING-VIDEO COMPANY REACHED A DEAL WITH R-C-N, GRANDE COMMUNICATIONS AND ATLANTIC BROADBAND.

STARTING TODAY, CUSTOMERS OF THOSE CABLE COMPANIES WHO HAVE A CABLE-PROVIDED BOX AND A NETFLIX SUBSCRIPTION WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH NETFLIX AS IF IT WERE ANY OTHER CHANNEL. Return to index of stories...


LAKES PARK FRAGRANCE SALE-TRX CG TOPS


IF YOU LOVE PLANTS --

LISTEN UP -- ON WEDNESDAY -- THERE'S A SALE AT THE LAKES PARK FRAGRANCE GARDEN IN FORT MYERS.

YOU'LL FIND ROSE BUSHES -- SMALL TREES AND MORE --

ALL GROWN IN THE GARDEN. Return to index of stories...


GOLISANO'S CHILDREN HOSPITAL ANNIVERSARY-CGTOPS


AND THE GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IS CELEBRATING THEIR 20TH ANNIVERSARY.

AND TO MARK IT. THEY WILL BREAK GROUND FOR A NEW 128-BED LIFE-SAVING PEDIATRIC HEALTH CARE FACILITY.

IT STARTS AT 10AM ON TUESDAY. AT THE HEALTH PARK MEDICAL CENTER. Return to index of stories...


RIDE SHARE SERVICE FINES!! TAMPA-trxOC VO


TODAY IN TALLAHASSEE. RIDE-SHARING SERVICES COME UP FOR DEBATE.

IT'S A HOT TOPIC BECAUSE DRIVERS CAN BE TICKETED.

FINES CAN REACH 800-DOLLARS, INCLUDING A 500-DOLLAR FINE FOR OPERATING WITHOUT A CERTIFICATE.

THE TWO SAN FRANCISCO-BASED COMPANIES OPERATE THROUGH A SMARTPHONE APP.

CUSTOMERS REQUEST A RIDE AND PAY ELECTRONICALLY.

THE TAXI AND LIMOUSINE INDUSTRY HAS OPPOSED RIDE-SHARING SERVICES IN THE STATE DUE TO STRINGENT GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENTS.

TAXIS AND LIMOS MUST HAVE SPECIFIC LICENSES, VEHICLES AND RATES.

LOOKING AHEAD, REPUBLICAN STATE SENATOR JEFF BRANDES AND REPUBLICAN STATE REPRESENTATIVE JAMES GRANT WILL PUSH A BILL TODAY THAT WOULD **SUPPORT** COMPANIES LIKE 'UBER' AND 'LYFT'.

THEY BOTH ARGUE CURRENT TRANSPORT LAWS ARE OUTDATED. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES PROPOSED BOAT DOCK-TRXOC-SS


HAPPENING NOW.

EAST NAPLES BOATERS AREN'T TOO HAPPY ABOUT A PROPOSED NEW DEVELOPMENT OFF BAYSHORE DRIVE.

ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS.

DEVELOPERS OF THE TOWNHOUSE COMPLEX WANT TO BUILD A 53-FOOT DOCK JUTTING OUT INTO HALDEMAN CREEK.

IT COULD HOUSE UP TO 42 BOATS.

PEOPLE WHO USE HALDEMAN CREEK SAY IT'S NOT WIDE ENOUGH AND THE NEW DOCK COULD CAUSE A SAFETY AND CONGESTION ISSUE.

THE COUNTY'S PLANNING COMMISSION IS EXPECTED TO HEAR THE PLAN AND REVIEW THE DEVELOPERS APPLICATION IN JUNE. Return to index of stories...


CULVER JOINS SHOPS AT HAMMOCK COVE-OC-SS


THE SECOND PHASE OF THE SHOPS AT HAMMOCK COVE IN EAST NAPLES HAS SECURED ITS FIRST BUSINESS.

ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS. CULVER'S WILL BE SETTING UP SHOP IN THE NEW ADDTION.

THE NEW CULVER'S WILL BE NEARLY IDENTICAL TO FLORIDA'S FIRST CULVER'S WHICH OPENED LAST SEPTEMBER OFF AIRPORT PULLING ROAD IN NORTH NAPLES.

THE NEW EXTENSION OF THE SHOPPING PLAZA WILL INCLUDE A HALF DOZEN RESTAURANTS AND OTHER RETAIL STORES.

A HOTEL IS POSSIBLY IN THE WORKS AS WELL.

THE REAR PARCELS WILL LIKELY BE OFFICE SPACE. Return to index of stories...


FL LEGALIZATION OF MARIJ-OTS


THE FLORIDA SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION IS SET TO MAKE A PUSH AGAINST THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA.

VOTERS WILL DECIDE ON THE ISSUE IN NOVEMBER.

THE ASSOCIATION SENT AN EMAIL TO SHERIFFS ACROSS THE STATE ASKING FOR THEIR SUPPORT.

THE TAMPA BAY TIMES REPORTED 63 OF 67 SHERIFFS WERE IN FAVOR OF OPPOSING ANY MEASURES TO LEGALIZE THE DRUG. Return to index of stories...


ATARI ET VIDEO GAME DUG UP-INTRO


THERE WAS A BIG ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG IN NEW MEXICO OVER THE WEEKEND.

THEY WEREN'T LOOKING FOR JIMMY HOFFA, OR DINOSAUR BONES -- BUT E-T.

WELL, THE ATARI GAME AT LEAST.

LEGEND HAD IT THAT ATARI DUMPED AT LEAST A MILLION E-T CARTRIDGES IN A LANDFILL BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH A HORRIBLE GAME.

ATARI NEVER ADMITTED IT, BUT AS EMILY YOUNGER SHOWS US -- IT'S BEEN PROVEN. Return to index of stories...


ATARI ET VIDEO GAME DUG UP-PKG


We found something.

AFTER MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF SPECULATION.

AND HOURS UPON HOURS OF DIGGING.

HISTORY WAS MADE.

"ET is definitely here. You didn't come out for nothing."

When I heard the announcement I was like yes!

HOLLYWOOD FILM CREWS DUG INTO AN ALAMOGORDO LANDFILL IN HOPES OF UNCOVERING THE WIDELY CRITICIZED 1982 VIDEO GAME, E-T.

THE GAME WAS SO BAD PEOPLE SAY ATARI GAVE UP TRYING TO SELL IT AND SHIPPED A MILLION OR MORE COPIES TO THE DUMP.

ATARI NEVER ADMITTED TO IT.

CREWS ALONGSIDE MORE THAN 200 SPECTATORS WITNESSED THAT URBAN LEGEND BECOME A REALITY.

It's very uplifting to finally see someone actually unearth something ET related or Atari related from the landfill.

This is history in the making. It's a story to tell my grandchildren one day.

ARCHEOLOGISTS SAY THEY FOUND SEVERAL THOUSANDS ATARI GAME CARTRIDGES -- MANY OF THEM FULLY INTACT.

THEY ALSO FOUND JOYSTICKS, GAME CONSOLES AND NEWSPAPERS DETAILING THE ATARI DUMP EVENT.

ONE OF THE ORIGINAL E-T GAME DESIGNERS WAS THERE TO ENJOY IT ALL.

I made this game 32 years ago and it's totally thrilling to me to see something I worked on that long ago is still having impact and it's still generating entertainment and excitement for people.

EVEN THOUGH HOWARD WARSHAW MIGHT BE KNOWN FOR DESIGNING THE WORST ATARI GAME EVER.

HE SAYS THE DIG PROVES OTHERWISE.

Today ET has become a groundbreaking game in another way.

HIS FANS AGREE.

We got Roswell. Now, we got ET right here. Return to index of stories...


WORLDS LARGEST WATER SLIDE-VOTOPS


HONESTLY, WOULD YOU RIDE ON THIS

THERE'S A NEW AMUSEMENT RIDE THAT'S TALLER THAN NIAGARA FALLS IS TOWERING OVER A WATER PARK IN KANSAS CITY.

REACHING SPEEDS UP TO 60 MILES-PER-HOUR, IT TAKES JUST ABOUT 11 SECONDS TO GO DOWN.

THE WATER SLIDE IS THE WORLD'S TALLEST. Return to index of stories...


WORLDS LARGEST WATER SLIDE-SOTVO


"The current record holder which is based in Rio De Janiero Brazil has held the record for 12 years. So that's saying something, how difficult it is to safely construct a waterslide of this scale. So it's wonderful."

THE SLIDE IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IN LATE MAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS


A FORT MYERS CHURCH HAS BIG PRAYER REQUEST.

THE CONGREGATIONS IS FORCED TO WORSHIP INSIDE A FUNERAL HOME.

PLUS AN OKLAHOMA YOUTH BASEBALL TEAM IS GETTING READY FOR A BIG GAME THIS SATURDAY.

BUT AS THEY PREPARE, THE TOPIC SPARKING THE MOST CONVERSATION IS THE TEAM'S FUNDRAISER. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) CHURCH UPDATE-VOTOPS


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TZ4B) RIFFLE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MOM AND POP SHOPS-ON CAM


STUDIES SHOW THAT WOMEN-LED VENTURES ARE ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING TYPES OF SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE COUNTRY.

NBC'S KRISTEN WELKER REPORTS ON THE REASONS BEHIND THE SPIKE. Return to index of stories...


MOM AND POP SHOPS-PKG


JUDY MASUCCI CALLS HERSELF A WORKAHOLIC, BUT SAYS THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN HER JOB AS A MOM.

BEFORE HER SON JAVIN WAS BORN EIGHT YEARS AGO, JUDY REGULARLY LOGGED 14-HOUR-DAYS AT A BIOTECH FIRM IN PITTSBURGH.

BUT THEN AFTER HIS BIRTH, EVERYTHING CHANGED AND JUDY SAYS HER BOSSES WEREN'T SUPPORTIVE.

JUDY: "THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY I CAME IN LATER. THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY I HAD TO LEAVE EARLIER, AND THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY I HAD TO HAVE MY DOOR CLOSED SO THAT I COULD PUMP MY MILK FOR MY SON."

STAND UP: "JUDY QUIT HER JOB TO DO WHAT MORE AND MORE AMERICAN WOMEN ARE CHOOSING TO DO, LEAVING CORPORATE AMERICA TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESS. SHE OPENED THIS BOUTIQUE THAT CATERS TO NEW MOTHERS."

NAT

AND THE NUMBER OF BUSINESSES LIKE A "MOTHER'S BOUTIQUE" ARE ONLY EXPECTED TO GROW.

STUDIES SHOW THAT WOMEN-LED VENTURES ARE ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING TYPES OF SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE COUNTRY, UP MORE THAN 60 PERCENT SINCE 1997.

ECONOMISTS SAY THERE ARE A NUMBER OF REASONS FOR THE SPIKE.

THE RECESSION, WHICH LEAD TO LOST JOBS AND FORCED MANY WOMEN TO GET CREATIVE.

ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY.

AND MORE COMPANIES OFFERING FINANCE PLANS TARGETED AT WOMEN.

SWONK: "THEY'RE WOMEN HELPING WOMEN PROVIDING ACCESS AND ADVICE IN TERMS OF HOW DO YOU GET THIS LOAN. HOW DO YOU LEVERAGE YOUR CREDIT CARD. THERE ARE MANY WOMEN'S GROUPS THAT ARE DEVOTED TO SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ALONE.

STILL THE NUMBERS SHOW WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES REMAIN RELATIVELY SMALL IN SIZE, COMPARED TO THOSE IN THE LARGER ECONOMY. THE COMPANIES TYPICALLY PULL IN LESS THAN A MILLION DOLLARS, CONTRIBUTING JUST UNDER 4% OF REVENUE.

WHILE JUDY PLANS TO EXPAND, RIGHT NOW SHE IS FOCUSED ON BEING THE TYPE OF BOSS SHE DIDN'T HAVE TO HER TWO EMPLOYEES, WHO ARE ALSO MOMS.

KIRSTEN PITINI: "I JUST-- I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I MEAN, WORKING FOR JUDY, ANOTHER MOM, SHE GETS IT. SHE GETS ME. SO I FEEL VERY APPRECIATED."

JUDY ADMITS IT'S NOT EASY, BUT SHE SAYS SHE HAS NO REGRETS.

JUDY: "I THINK I'LL ALWAYS BE A WORKAHOLIC, BUT NOW I WORK WHEN ITS CONVENIENT FOR ME." Return to index of stories...


TAMPA ODDESY MARINE-INTRO


WHILE THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIAN AIR FLIGHT, A TAMPA BASED

COMPANY SAYS IT'S BEEN PLACED ON STANDBY TO ASSIST IN THE EFFORT.

AS JEFF PATTERSON REPORTS, THE COMPANY, ODYSSEY MARINE, HAS THE EQUIPMENT. AND A UNIQUELY QUALIFIED TEAM THAT MAY BE CALLED ON TO HELP IN THE SEARCH. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA ODDESY MARINE-PKG


IT'S A DIFFICULT TASK. SEARCHING THOUSANDS OF SQUARE MILES OF OCEAN FOR A MISSING PLANE. HUNDREDS OF MILES FROM LAND. WITH FEW CLUES TO GO ON.

"It's going to take a long time to cover that large area."

ROY TRUMAN HAS DONE IT BEFORE.

TRUMAN NOW WORKS AS A SENIOR V.P. AND DIRECTOR OF MARINE OPERATIONS FOR ODYSSEY MARINE. BUT HE ONCE WORKED AS A CONTRACTOR FOR THE U.S. NAVY. RUNNING THEIR SEARCH AND RECOVERY PROGRAM.

"Anything that fell into the water, we would recover."

TRUMAN WAS INVOLVED IN THE RECOVERY OF SEVERAL COMMERCIAL JETLINERS. INCLUDING A FLIGHT FROM AIR INDIA. AND ANOTHER FROM SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS. TWO 747'S THAT CRASHED INTO THE OCEAN.

"Air India was, the challenge there was the weather in the North Atlantic off the coast of Ireland, that was in 7,000 feet."

HE WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN THE RECOVERY OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE CHALLENGER. AFTER IT EXPLODED ON TAKEOFF.

HE KNOWS THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIAN JET WILL NOT BE EASY.

"The guys out there are professional, I know most of them and they are the best you can get. Our guys are just as capable."

"There is a chance that Odyssey Marine could become involved in the search for that missing Malaysian Jet."

"Odyssey certainly has the capability to do that project and be very helpful. We are sort of in "hot standby" we have been in some preliminary discussions and we'd be ready to assist."

ODYSSEY MARINE HAS SIDE SCAN SONAR EQUIPMENT THAT CAN SEARCH IN WATER UP TO SIX THOUSAND METERS

DEEP. ROUGHLY A MILE DEEPER THAN EQUIPMENT CURRENTLY BEING USED.

IF THEY GET THE CALL. 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.

"Hot and humid days"

Over the weekend temperatures managed to soar into the lower 90s across Southwest Florida. In fact, Page Field recorded 91° on thermometer both Saturday and Sunday. The summer-like heat will continue, with increasing rain prospects by mid to late week.

After a warm and muggy start to the day, temperatures will continue to climb into the middle 80s through the mid day hours. Sunshine will prevail through much of the afternoon with a few clouds moving in from the west. As winds turn onshore, temperatures will stay slightly cooler along our beaches and coastal areas with readings in the middle 80s. Expect daytime highs to climb near 90° in town, while inland communities top out one or two degrees above that. As the seabreeze moves inland, a few spotty showers will be possible mainly east of the interstate.

This slight shower chance will continue through the evening hours, and temperatures will begin to settle into the lower 80s by sunset. Due to the extra humidity, temperatures will be slow to fall overnight as they bottom out in the upper 60s to lower 70s area wide.

With high pressure to our east, a southerly flow will continue to pump in heat and moisture. Expect partly sunny skies for Tuesday with a few showers deep inland. Temperatures will remain unseasonably warm in the upper 80s to lower 90s. We'll keep late day showers in the forecast through Wednesday, with higher rain chances Thursday through Saturday as a cold front approaches the Florida peninsula. By Sunday, more sunshine is back in the forecast with a slight drop in humidity values. Return to index of stories...


CHURCH CRASH FOLO-TRX VO


IT'S BEEN OVER A WEEK SINCE A CAR PLOWED THROUGH A FORT MYERS CHURCH.

MEMBERS OF SECOND HATIAN BAPTIST CHURCH ON CENTRAL AVENUE RETURNED FOR AN EMOTIONAL SUNDAY SERVICE.

IT TOOK PLACE IN THE PARKING LOT.

ON EASTER SUNDAY, THAT CRASH SENT 18 PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

SOME OF THE INJURED FOUGHT THROUGH THE PAIN TO MAKE IT TO CHURCH.

THE PASTOR IS LOOKING TO MOVE INTO A NEW BUILDING.

HE TELLS US SOME CHURCH MEMBERS ARE REFUSING TO RETURN. Return to index of stories...


CHURCH CRASH FOLO-SOTVO


"I'm am falling in a nightmare. I need the help of the nation. Please help me.

THE PASTOR SET UP AN ACCOUNT AT SUNTRUST TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE MOVE.

SUNDAY SERVICES WILL NOW BE HELD TEMPORARILY IN A NEARBY FUNERAL HOME. Return to index of stories...


BEER BOTTLE FIGHT-OC SS


JAILED FOR A BAR BRAWL.

DEPUTIES SAY BRANDI METZ FROM BONITA SPRINGS GOT INTO IT WITH ANOTHER WOMAN IN NAPLES.

ACCORDING TO THE ARREST REPORT METZ APPARENTLY "LOST HER COOL" AT THE PUB AT THE MERCATO AND HIT A WOMAN IN THE FACE WITH A BEER BOTTLE.

METZ IS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED BATTERY. Return to index of stories...


WHEELCHAIR ASSAULT-trxSSTOPS


A NAPLES MAN IS IN JAIL FOR ATTACKING A PARALYZED MAN IN A WHEELCHAIR.

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY RAMIRO GODINEZ-SANCHEZ WAS DRINKING WITH THE VICTIM.

WHEN THE MAN IN THE WHEELCHAIR GRABBED ANOTHER DRINK, INVESTIGATORS SAY SANCHEZ STOPPED HIM, AND ATTACKED HIM.

A GOOD SAMARITAIN STEPPED IN TO BREAK UP THE BEATING.

HE FACES FELONY CHARGES FOR ABUSE OF A DISABLED PERSON. Return to index of stories...


AR15 RIFLE RAFFLE-VO


A YOUTH BASEBALL TEAM IN OKLAHOMA IS RAFFLING OFF AN A-R 15 TO RAISE MONEY FOR EQUIPMENT AND TRAVEL GAMES.

THIS IS CAUSING A BIT OF CONTROVERSY.

THE HEAD COACH SAYS THE WINNER MUST MEET REQUIREMENTS. INCLUDING PASSING A BACKGROUND CHECK.

THE COACH SAYS MOST PARENTS, SUPPORT THE RAFFLE. Return to index of stories...


AR15 RIFLE RAFFLE-SOTVO


"Some people, guns are just not their thing. But out here, it's a very popular sport and it's a very popular hobby and activity that a lot of families do."

SOME IN THE TOWN OF ELK CITY SAY THE RAFFLE SENDS THE WRONG MESSAGE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


GET UP AND GET MOVING.

THAT'S THE MESSAGE FOR ALL OF US.

HOW EXERCISE IMPACTS BONES - AHEAD IN HEALTH MATTERS.

PLUS--

IF YOUR SUMMER PLANS INVOLVE A TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD, A NEW FEATURE COULD MEAN LESS WAITING AND MORE RIDING! Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) DISNEY PASS-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


DOCTORS ARE SEEING A DANGEROUS DECLINE.

YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE DIPPED FROM THE ACTIVE TO THE SEDENTARY CATEGORY AND NOW THE FEAR IS TOO MANY ARE STATIONARY.

THIS COULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON THEIR FUTURE BONE MASS.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER REPORTS ON LAZY BONES. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


RUNNING- IT'S A POPULAR PAST TIME IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. WHERE MILD TEMPS MAKE IT EASY FOR FOLKS TO FIND THEIR FOOTING.

RICK SNYDERMAN/SNYDERMAN SHOES

RUNS:

:30 Running is basically something that can give you a lot of exercise. Help your body grow. Strengthen your bones. You don't need a lot of equipment.

HE SHOULD KNOW- RICK SNYDERMAN HAS BEEN OUTFITTING RUNNERS IN FORT MYERS FOR DECADES. NOW DOCTORS ARE GETTING ON THE BANDWAGON- TRYING TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG PEOPLE TO GET MOVING. ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS ARE MOUNTING A CAMPAIGN- AIMED AT LAZY BONES.

DR. DAVID EICHTEN/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

1:21 It's important for people to know that their bone is alive, it's constantly being remodeled and it's important for exercise and weight-bearing activity so that your bones aren't soft.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Up until your mid-20s, your body is accumulating bone mass- actually developing bone. After that it starts declining. In women the decline speeds up after menopause. But setting an active pace keeps your bones strong. Experts believe you set yourself up for success later in life by building bone mass when you're young.

DR. DAVID EICHTEN/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

2:17 Your bone responds to stress. So when there's stress on the bones that's when you get an increase in bone density. So any weight-bearing activity is going to be very good for your bones.

ANY EXERCISE IS GOOD. WEIGHT LIFTING INCREASES BONE MASS- AND RUNNING DOES TOO. WITH ALL OF YOUR BODY WEIGHT PRESSING DOWNWARD WITH EACH STRIDE.

RICK SNYDERMAN/SNYDERMAN SHOES

RUNS:

3:02 Absolutely. You're putting tremendous pressure on your feet.

DR. DAVID EICHTEN/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

3:50 I definitely think it could make a difference, prevent fractures down the road.

ANOTHER GOOD REASON TO GET UP AND MOVE. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


ELDERLY INTERNET-TRXVOTOPS


EMAILING TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH LOVED ONES MAY HELP SENIOR CITIZENS AVOID THE SADNESS AND LONELINESS THAT CAN BECOME MORE COMMON AS PEOPLE AGE.

A NEW STUDY FROM MICHIGAN STATE FINDS USING THE INTERNET MAY HELP LOWER THE RISK FOR DEPRESSION BY ABOUT A THIRD.

EXPERTS SAY KEEPING SOCIAL NETWORKS STRONG HAS BOTH PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS. Return to index of stories...


BOCA GRAND GREAT WHITE-trxVOTOPS


SCIENTISTS TRACKED A GREAT WHITE SHARK OFF THE COAST OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT TAGGED WITH AN ELECTRONIC MONITOR IN AUGUST OFF THE COAST OF CAPE COD.

FRIDAY THE MONITOR SENT OFF SIGNALS ABOUT 100 MILES OFF THE COAST OF BOCA GRANDE.

SCIENTISTS SAY IT'S HIGHLY UNUSUAL FOR GREAT WHITES TO BE IN THE WARM GULF WATERS. Return to index of stories...


NATL IMMUNIZATION WEEK-CG-WIPE


LOOKING AHEAD --

LEE COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE HOPING TO MAKING VACCINATIONS A PRIORITY FOR PARENTS.

AND STARTING TODAY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WILL GIVE EVERY CHILD UP TO 2 YEARS OLD A SPECIAL TREAT FOR GETTING VACCINATED.

IN LEE COUNTY 86 PERCENT OF CHILDREN RECEIVE THE FULL NUMBER OF VACCINE DOSES COMPARED TO THE NATIONAL AVERAGE OF 90 PERCENT.

In Lee County, 86.3 percent of childre

n receive the full number of vaccine

doses, compared to the state coverage

of 86.7 percent and national coverage

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HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


LADIES. HE'S OFF THE MARKET.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A-LIST ACTOR GEORGE CLOONEY--

WHO REPORTEDLY POPPED THE QUESTION TO HIS HUMANITARIAN LAWYER GIRLFRIEND.

CRISTINA MUTCHLER HAS THE DETAILS ON THAT AND MORE IN TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


GEORGE CLOONEY'S BACHELOR DAYS MAY BE OVER.

PEOPLE REPORTS THE ACTOR AND HIS GIRLFRIEND AMAL ALAMUDDIN ARE ENGAGED!

RUMORS OF THE ENGAGEMENT STARTED LAST WEEK WHEN ALAMUDDIN, WAS SPOTTED SPORTING A HUGE RING ON HER LEFT RING FINGER.

THE PAIR WAS FIRST LINKED IN OCTOBER.

AND OLIVIA POPE IS MISSING A GLADIATOR!

COLUMBUS SHORT WILL NOT BE RETURNING FOR A FOURTH SEASON OF ABC'S HIT SHOW 'SCANDAL.'

SHORT HAS FACED SEVERAL REAL-LIFE SCANDALS RECENTLY.

HE WAS ARRESTED AND IS FACING CHARGES FOLLOWING AN ALTERCATION AT A RESTAURANT IN MARCH.

AND HIS WIFE HAS FILED A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST HIM, CLAIMING HE THREATENED HER DURING A DOMESTIC DISPUTE.

SHORT HAS DECLINED TO COMMENT ON THE ALLEGATIONS.

'THE OTHER WOMAN' CAME OUT ON TOP AT THE BOX OFFICE THIS WEEKEND.

IT UNSEATED 'CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER', WHICH CAME IN SECOND.

'HEAVEN IS FOR REAL' ROUNDED OUT THE TOP THREE.

FOR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M CRISTINA MUTCHLER. Return to index of stories...


POPE CANONIZATIONS-VO-WIPE


THOUSANDS GATHERED THIS WEEKEND TO CELEBRATE THREE OF THE MOST LOVED LEADERS IN THE HISTORY OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.

POPE FRANCIS MADE HIS PREDECESSORS, POPE JOHN THE 23RD AND POPE JOHN PAUL THE SECOND, SAINTS IN A SPECIAL CEREMONY IN ST PETER'S BASILICA.

AND ONE FAMILY FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MADE THE TRIP ALL THE WAY TO ROME TO WITNESS THE HISTORICAL SERVICE IN PERSON. Return to index of stories...


POPE CANONIZATIONS-SOTVO


SOT-CHELSEA it was amazing. It was beautiful. It was nothing I've ever experienced before.

HERE AT HOME, MORE THAN 11 HUNDRED PEOPLE FILLED THE PEWS AT BLESSED POPE JOHN THE 23RD CATHOLIC CHURCH IN FORT MYERS.

TO CELEBRATE THE POPES SAINTHOOD. Return to index of stories...


RUBIX CUBE TURNS 40-VO-WIPE


ONE OF THE 80S' FAVORITE TOYS. THE RUBIK'S CUBE IS CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY.

THE ICONIC, MULTI-COLORED CUBE TURNS 40 THIS YEAR.

IN HONOR OF THE OCCASION, THE LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER OPENED AN ENTIRE EXHIBIT DEDICATED TO IT.

"BEYOND RUBIK'S CUBE" EXPLORES NOT ONLY THE CUBE.BUT IT'S INFLUENCE ON SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND THE ARTS OVER ITS FOUR DECADES. Return to index of stories...


RUBIX CUBE TURNS 40-SOTVO


It's led to musicians using Rubik's Cube to make music. Each twist corresponds with bringing on a new instrument or new sound, so you can make music here.

THE NEW JERSEY SHOWING IS JUST THE FIRST STOP ON A NATIONWIDE TOUR. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY FAST PASS-TRXVOTOPS


STARTING TODAY, THERE WILL BE NO MORE LIMITS ON DISNEY FAST PASS PLUS.

FAST PAST PLUS LETS YOU RESERVE RIDE TIMES, SHOWS AND CHARACTER MEETINGS UP TO 30-DAYS BEFORE YOUR VACATION.

THERE WAS A THREE EVENT LIMIT DURING TESTING, BUT AS OF MONDAY THERE WILL BE "NO" LIMIT TO HOW MANY FAST PASS PLUS RESERVATIONS YOU CAN MAKE.

VISITORS CAN ALSO USE THE PERK IN MORE THAN ONE PARK IF THEY HAVE "PARK HOPPER" TICKETS. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT


BREAKING RIGHT NOW IN COLLIER COUNTY.

AN ELDERLY WOMAN IS CARJACKED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT,

AND RIGHT NEXT TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

NBC2 IS TALKING WITH INVESTIGATORS RIGHT NOW,

BRINGING YOU A LIVE REPORT IN JUST A MINUTE.

BREAKING TEAM COVERAGE OF DEADLY TWISTERS STRETCHING ACROSS 17 STATES TODAY.

NEW VIDEO FROM THE HARDEST HIT AREA OF ARKANSAS.

WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AFFECTED.

AND HOW YOU CAN HELP GET THEM BACK ON THEIR FEET.

ANY MONEY BACK IS A GOOD THING AFTER TAX SEASON.

BUT THAT'S NOT THE CASE FOR THIS RETIRED NEW YORK MAN.

HE SPENT HIS RETURN A LITTLE TOO EARLY.

NOW THE GOVERNMENT IS KNOCKING AT HIS DOOR.

WE'LL EXPLAIN WHY, AND WHAT TO WATCH FOR. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZB) DEADLY TWISTERS-VO


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NOON TZC) TAX REFUND TO DEBIT-VO


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CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...