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DIRECTOR'S PAGE THE VOICE-ONCAM
HEADLINES------ TEASE FOUR----
A) NEIGHBOR MURDER-vo in tc mon A) CIRCUS AX-2 SHOT VO
B) FMB CAMERA ARREST-vo in tc ss B) WINDSHIELD CRACK-VO TOPS
SHOW OPEN-CLIP BREAK FOUR
TOSS TO CHRISTY-VO IN PLASMA LIVE IN PLASMA SHOW OPEN-CLIP
NEIGHBOR MURDER-REM LIVE CIRCUS AX-VO IN TC MON
NEIGHBOR MURDER-PKG CIRCUS AX-PKG
NEIGHBOR MURDER-REM LIVE TOWN PRAYERS-ONCAM
TOSS TO CHRISTINA-SS VO SS UKRAINE REAX-ONCAM
FMB CAMERA ARREST-REM LIVE UKRAINE REAX-PKG
FMB CAMERA ARREST-VO MO PRISONER FREED-VO
FMB CAMERA ARREST-SOT KNIGHT INTERVIEW-OC SOT OC
FMB CAMERA ARREST-REM LIVE MICHELLE BROTHER FIRED-VO
BOOTH ALERT AKERS TRIAL-TRX SS TOPS TURBULANT PLANE-VO WIPE
TOSS TO BRYAN-O ANI BOX WITH VIDEO TURBULANT PLANE-3 SOTS VO
AKERS TRIAL-REM LIVE WINDSHIELD CRACKS-VO
AKERS TRIAL-VO STRANDED CRASH-VO WIPE
AKERS TRIAL-SOT STRANDED CRASH-SOT VO
AKERS TRIAL-REM LIVE POLIO PROBLEMS-ONCAM
LEHIGH HOME INVASION-VO COUPLE DIES-VO WIPE
TOSS TO NICK-SS BOXES COUPLE DIES-SOT VO
CHILD PORN ARREST-REM LIVE SS POWERDADE FORMULA-VO
CHILD PORN ARREST-VO HEALTH-CLIP
CHILD PORN ARREST-SOT YOUNG BLOOD-VO
CHILD PORN ARREST-REM LIVE HEALTH MATTERS-ONCAM
CHILD PORN SENTENCE-SS HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
TEASE ONE----- FIRST BORNS-ONCAM
A) SCHOOL VOUCHER-2 SHOT VO TEASE FIVE------
C) WEATHER TEASE-STC A) AIR SHOW CRASH-2 SHOT VO
BREAK ONE B) RAPIST SENTENCE-VO TOPS
PAINE SHOOTING-TRX OC C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
DAYTON SHOOTING-TRX VO BREAK FIVE
BIG BOARD-trxSAT-LIVE-TOPS NORTHERN LIGHTS-VO TOPS
DOLLAR GENERAL SUSPECT-TRX SS TOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
SCHOOL VOUCHERS-VO WIPE FORECAST-WXWALL
SCHOOL VOUCHERS-SOT VO TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC
TEASE TWO------ TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
A) BABY GATE DANGERS-TRX SOT VO OK FIRE-VO IN PLASMA
BREAK TWO OK FIRE-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP TARGET CEO-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL AIR SHOW CRASH-VO WIPE
TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC AIR SHOW CRASH-SOT VO
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP MGM STAMPEDE-TRX NATS TOPS VO
BABY GATE DANGERS-ONCAM ELK RESCUE-VO
BABY GATE DANGERS-PKG JAMEIS WINSTON-VO
BABY GATE DANGERS-ONCAM SCHOOL LUNCHES-VO
SEA TURTLE ARREST-SS ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP
LEHIGH DEADLY CRASH-VO
CHARLOTTE CRASH-VO B) SCHOOL VOUCHERS-VO
TEASE THREE-------- BREAK SIX
A) MGM STAMPEDE-TRX NATS TOPS VO RAPIST SENTENCE-CAN LINDA
BREAK THREE RAPIST SENTENCE-PKG
VOICE SIGNING-NATS VO ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP
THE VOICE-2 SHOT 5PM PREVIEW-2SHOT
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HEADLINES------


A RIVAL BETWEEN TWO NEIGHBORS ENDS IN MURDER.

INVESTIGATORS SAY ONE MAN ENDED A DISPUTE WITH A PULL OF A TRIGGER.

TONIGHT NBC2 EXPOSES NEW DETAILS INTO WHAT HAPPENED ON A COLLIER COUNTY STREET.

VACATIONERS EXPOSED IN THEIR MOST PRIVATE MOMENTS.

SOME SHOWERING. EVEN HAVING SEX.

ALL WHILE BEING SECRETLY RECORDED.

TONIGHT NBC2 UNCOVERS NEW DETAILS INTO THE MAN ACCUSED OF WATCHING MEN, WOMEN, EVEN CHILDREN INSIDE A FORT MYERS VACATION HOME. Return to index of stories...


A) NEIGHBOR MURDER-vo in tc mon


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B) FMB CAMERA ARREST-vo in tc ss


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO CHRISTY-VO IN PLASMA LIVE IN PLASMA


AN ONGOING NEIGHBOR DISPUTE ENDS WITH A MAN DEAD, ANOTHER FACING A JUDGE.

ROBERT MOULTON JUST FACED A COLLIER COUNTY JUDGE.

DEPUTIES SAY MOULTON SHOT AND KILLED HIS 41 YEAR OLD NEIGHBOR, THEN HELD DEPUTIES AT BAY INSIDE HIS OWN HOME FOR HOURS.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS IS LIVE NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF MORNING SIDE DRIVE AND U-S 41 WHERE THE NEIGHBORHOOD WAS ROCKED BY THE SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


NEIGHBOR MURDER-REM LIVE


THIS ALL STARTED AROUND 8:30 LAST NIGHT.

THIS MORNING NEIGHBORS TELL ME THERE IS A LONG HISTORY BETWEEN THE TWO NEIGHBORS. Return to index of stories...


NEIGHBOR MURDER-PKG


IN COURT THIS AFTERNOON--

A JUDGE ORDERED ROBERT MOULTON BE HELD ON A 500-THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND.

HE IS CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER IN THE DEATH OF HIS NEIGHBOR - 41-YEAR OLD SERGEY CHEPCHUGOV.

ACCORDING TO A REPORT OBTAINED BY NBC2-- MOULTON'S WIFE CALLED 911 SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE INCIDENT.

SHE TOLD DISPATCH HER NEIGHBOR CAME INTO THEIR YARD AND HER HUSBAND SHOT HIM.

SHE ALSO SAID THIS HAS BEEN A TEN YEAR DISPUTE. AND THAT QUOOTE "I TOLD YOU THIS WOULD BE A BLOODBATH."

NEIGHBORS TELL US THE SUSPECT AND HIS WIFE HARRASED THE VICTIM FOR YEARS AND LAST NIGHT WAS THE LAST STRAW.

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Jean Heady - Spahr

Neighbor

22:49 I think it's something like a snowbal. you start with a little tiny snowball and as you role it, the snowball keeps getting bigger and bigger and then eventually it explodes. i think it was probably another one of the factors. Return to index of stories...


NEIGHBOR MURDER-REM LIVE


WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF ROBERT MOULTONS WIFE WILL FACE CHARGES.

WE ALSO HAVE VIDEO OF AN INCIDENT THAT HAPPENED BETWEEN THESE TWO NEIGHBORS IN 2010.

WE WILL SHOW YOU THAT COMING UP AT 5:00.

LIVE IN NAPLES CHRISTY ANDREWS NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHRISTINA-SS VO SS


ITS A SHOCKING ARREST.

A MAN IS ACCUSED OF SECRETLY VIDEO TAPING PEOPLE CHANGING THEIR CLOTHES, SHOWERING. EVEN HAVING SEX.

INVESTIGATORS ARRESTED ROBERT MOORE OF FORT MYERS.

ITS AN UPDATE TO A STORY WE FIRST BROUGHT YOU BACK IN MARCH.

PEOPLE RENTING A HOME ON FORT MYERS BEACH WERE RECORDED IN THEIR MOST PRIVATE MOMENTS.

NBC2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY IS LIVE AT FOUR WITH THE NEWEST INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


FMB CAMERA ARREST-REM LIVE


4-THOUSAND CLIPS OF PEOPLE --INCLUDING JUVENILES.

DEPUTIES SAY THAT'S HOW MANY FILES WERE ON SD CARDS WERE TAKEN FROM MOORE'S HOME.

SOME OF WHICH WE KNOW WERE INTIMATE MOMENTS TAKEN OF RENTERS STAYING INSIDE THIS HOME.

THERE'S A POTENTIAL OF 38 VICTIMS IN THIS CASE INCLUDING KIDS. Return to index of stories...


FMB CAMERA ARREST-VO


ACCORDING TO REPORTS--

MOORE IS SAID TO BE THE "CARETAKER OF THE HOME".

A MAN NAMED DAVID ZAGER ACTUALLY OWNS THE PROPERTY.

WE SPOKE WITH HIS LAWYER THIS AFTERNOON.

HE SAYS ZAGER AND MOORE KNEW EACH OTHER.

BUT SAYS MOORE WAS ONLY SUPPOSE TO GO TO THE HOME IF A RENTER CALLED FOR MAINTENANCE REASONS.

ACCORDING TO THE OWNER'S ATTORNEY--

THE TWO MEN HAD DONE BUSINESS TOGETHER BEFORE--

ZAGER WOULD FINANCE THE PROJECTS AND MOORE WOULD BUILD IT.

THIS HOME WAS JUST ONE BUSINESS VENTURE OF BOTH MEN. Return to index of stories...


FMB CAMERA ARREST-SOT


Chris Brown

Zager's Attorney

43:17 they are relieved its finally public who did this they had no involvement in it --have other property but its the only one being rented to the public right now 43:28

ACCORDING TO REPORTS--

MOORE SHOWED UP TO THE HOME NUMEROUS TIMES UNANNOUNCED.

RENTERS SAY HE WOULD ASK WHAT ROOM AND BATHROOM THEY WERE USING.

IN MARCH --

A RENTER FOUND A HIDDEN VIDEO CAMERA WITH AN SD CARD INSIDE A MAKESHIFT CLOCK.

DEPUTIES REVEALING TODAY--

ON THAT CARD AND THE OTHER SDS CARDS FOUND IN MOORE'S HOME --

WERE NAKED ADULTS SHOWERING AND HAVING SEX

NAKED KIDS WERE ALSO ON IT--MOORE IS FACING NUMEROUS CHARGES INCLUDING CHILD PORN. Return to index of stories...


FMB CAMERA ARREST-REM LIVE


COMING UP --

WE ARE TAKING A DEEPER LOOK INTO MOORE'S BUSINESS VENTURES--

LIVE ON FORT MYERS BEACH CHRISTINA LUSBY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


BOOTH ALERT AKERS TRIAL-TRX SS TOPS


BREAKING NEWS FIRST AT FOUR:

BOTH SIDES HAVE JUST RESTED IN A COLLIER COUNTY MURDER TRIAL.

TODD AKERS IS ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS GIRLFRIEND'S TWO YEAR OLD DAUGHTER IN 2006 BY DROPPING HER ON HER HEAD.

AKERS TOOK THE STAND IN HIS OWN DEFENSE THIS AFTERNOON --

CLOSING ARGUMENTS ARE EXPECTED TOMORROW.

WE HAVE A REPORTER IN THE COURTROOM -- HEAR TESTIMONY FROM AKERS NEW ON NBC2 NEWS AT 5. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRYAN-O ANI BOX WITH VIDEO


BRAND NEW AT FOUR.

A COLLIER COUNTY MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING A TWO YEAR OLD GIRL TAKES THE WITNESS STAND TO TRY AND SWAY A JURY.

TODD AKERS TESTIFIED IN HIS OWN DEFENSE TODAY.

NBC2'S BRYAN ANDERSON IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE FIRST AT FOUR. Return to index of stories...


AKERS TRIAL-REM LIVE


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AKERS TRIAL-VO


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AKERS TRIAL-SOT


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AKERS TRIAL-REM LIVE


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LEHIGH HOME INVASION-VO


TERRIFYING MOMENTS FOR A FAMILY OF EIGHT, INCLUDING SIX CHILDREN.

THEY WERE ALL FORCED INTO THEIR BATHROOM AT GUNPOINT DURING A HOME INVASION IN LEIGH ACRES.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 2:30 SUNDAY MORNING ON RUTH AVENUE.

THE FAMILY WAS SLEEPING WHEN FOUR MEN DRESSED IN BLACK, WITH THEIR FACES COVERED BROKE IN.

THE VICTIMS WERE TOLD TO WAIT FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THEY COULD COME OUT.

SEVERAL GUNS AND ELECTRONICS WERE TAKEN. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO NICK-SS BOXES


RIGHT NOW AT FOUR --

A BONITA SPRINGS MAN IS BEHIND BARS - FACING TWO FEDERAL COUNTS OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

DONNIE DERUITER PLEADED NOT GUILTY.

NBC2'S NICK CELTTI IS DIGGING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SUSPECT.

HE JOINS US LIVE AT FOUR. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN ARREST-REM LIVE SS


DONNIE DERUITER'S HEARING WRAPPED UP JUST A SHORT TIME AGO HERE AT THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE.

HE'S BACK IN JAIL RIGHT NOW -- BUT WILL BE BACK HERE AT THE COURTHOUSE WEDNESDAY FOR A DETENTION HEARING.

WE GOT OUR HANDS ON HIS FEDERAL INDICTMENT.

IT ACCUSED DERUITER OF RECEIVING AND/OR DISTRIBUTING CHILD PORN SOMETIME BETWEEN MID-DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR AND MID-JANUARY OF THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN ARREST-VO


ALSO ACCORDING TO THAT INDICTMENT - LAW ENFORCEMENT SEIZED TWO COMPUTER HARD DRIVES FROM HIS HOME AND A DVD.

WE DID SOME DIGGING TODAY AND FOUND OUT DERUITER HAS A QUITE A CRIMINAL RECORD.

AS A MATTER OF FACT.HE WAS JUST ARRESTED LAST WEEK ON DRUG CHARGES.

NEIGHBORS WE SPOKE WITH SAY HE HAS SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS AND MAY EVEN HAVE SOME FORM OF MENTAL ILLNESS.

SEVERAL NEIGHBORS TOLD US HE HAS A PET RACCOON.

ALL THAT ASIDE - THE PEOPLE WE SPOKE WITH WHO LIVE ON JOLLY ROGER LANE IN BONITA SPRINGS SAY THEY WANT HIM OUT. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN ARREST-SOT


15:29 -15:38

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CHILD PORN ARREST-REM LIVE


I REACHED OUT TO DERUITER'S ATTORNEY TODAY TO GET HIS SIDE OF THE STORY - BUT HE DECLINED TO COMMENT.

IF HE'S CONVICTED - DERUITER COULD SPEND 30 YEARS IN PRISON AND BE FINED HALF A MILLION DOLLARS.

LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.NICK CILETTI.NBC2 Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN SENTENCE-SS


TODAY - A LOCAL COUPLE, GUILTY OF CHILD PORN CHARGES, LEARNED HOW MUCH TIME THEY'LL SPEND IN PRISON.

THE IMAGES WERE WAS FOUND ON A CELL PHONE LEFT AT A CAPE CORAL WAL-MART.

TODAY -- AFTER ADMITTING TO PRODUCING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY INVOLVING A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL -- ALAN JOHNSON AND JENNIFER SPARKS LEARNED THEIR SENTENCE.

THEY RECEIVED THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE ALLOWED.

SPARKS WILL SPEND THIRTY YEARS IN PRISON.

A REPEAT OFFENDER, JOHNSON RECEIVED FIFTY YEARS.

BOTH WILL REMAIN ON PROBATION FOR LIFE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-----


SHOULD MORE OF YOUR TAX DOLLARS GO TO FAMILIES TRYING TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS?

AHEAD AT FOUR WHY PROPOSED CHANGES TO A SCHOOL VOUCHER PROGRAM IS CAUSING CONTROVERSY HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


A) SCHOOL VOUCHER-2 SHOT VO


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C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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BREAK ONE


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PAINE SHOOTING-TRX OC


BREAKING NEWS FIRST AT FOUR.

A SHOOTING INSIDE A COLLEGE IN GEORGIA HAS PUT THE CAMPUS ON LOCKDOWN.

ONE PERSON IS IN CUSTODY.

PAINE COLLEGE SAYS THAT AT LEAST ONE PERSON WAS SHOT INSIDE A BUILDING ON CAMPUS.

IT'S UNCLEAR IF THE SHOOTING IS RELATED TO A SEPARATE SHOOTING SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

THE PRIVATE SCHOOL HAS JUST OVER 800 STUDENTS AND IS LOCATED ABOUT 140 MILES EAST OF ATLANTA. Return to index of stories...


DAYTON SHOOTING-TRX VO


BREAKING NEW DETAILS INTO A SHOOTING AT A V-A HOSPITAL IN OHIO.

POLICE IN DAYTON SAY THEY HAVE THE SHOOTER IN CUSTODY.

IT PROMPTED THE FACILITY TO BE LOCKED DOWN THIS AFTERNOON.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A FORMER EMPLOYEE SHOT A CURRENT EMPLOYEE.

INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL LOOKING INTO WHAT LEAD UP TO THE SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


BIG BOARD-trxSAT-LIVE-TOPS


ON WALL STREET - STOCKS WERE LITTLE CHANGED IN AFTERNOON TRADING.

INVESTORS WEIGHED AN IMPROVING OUTLOOK FOR THE U.S. ECONOMY AGAINST A REPORT THAT SHOWED CHINESE MANUFACTURING SHRUNK FOR A FOURTH STRAIGHT MONTH.

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DOLLAR GENERAL SUSPECT-TRX SS TOPS


BRAND NEW SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS ARE RELEASED FROM AN ARMED ROBBERY AT A DOLLAR GENERAL STORE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

TAKE A LOOK, DEPUTIES SAY LAST NIGHT A MAN STORMED THE STORE ON GRETCHEN AVENUE AND DEMANDED MONEY FROM THE CASH DRAWER.

HE TOOK OFF AFTER GRABBING THE CASH.

THE SUSPECT IS DESCRIBED AS A BLACK MALE, 6 FOOT TALL, THIN BUILD, BLACK HAIR IN DREADS.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS URGED TO CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL VOUCHERS-VO WIPE


MORE FLORIDA FAMILIES MAY SOON BE ABLE TO AFFORD PRIVATE EDUCATION.

A BILL EXPANDING A VOUCHER PROGRAM JUST NEEDS THE GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE TO BECOME LAW.

THE HOUSE AND SENATE PASSED THE PROPOSAL FRIDAY.

CURRENTLY - LOW-INCOME FAMILIES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS TO PAY FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL TUITION.

THIS BILL WOULD EXPAND THE PROGRAM TO MORE MIDDLE-INCOME FAMILIES.

WE SPOKE WITH ONE PARENT WHO WOULD BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROGRAM, IF IT EXPANDS. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL VOUCHERS-SOT VO


8:43:56 Every child needs something different and I have found what my children need and I believe whole-heatedly that I should be able to get some support to do that. 8:44:06

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE - PUBLIC EDUCATION LEADERS OPPOSE THIS BILL, SAYING IT TAKES MONEY AWAY FROM PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO------


"I heard lots of thumps, little baby thumps, and I knew immediately. I just knew what was going on."

SMALL CHILDREN BEING PUT IN DANGEROUS SITUATIONS.

HAVING THE WRONG BABY GATE COULD BE DEADLY.

PARENTS DON'T MISS OUR REPORT. Return to index of stories...


A) BABY GATE DANGERS-TRX SOT VO


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BREAK TWO


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

"A dry stretch of weather"

After a soggy start to the weekend, we ended it on a sunnier note. With no big weather systems headed our way, expect tranquil conditions over the next several days with a big warm up through the week.

Wall to wall sunshine will prevail through the late afternoon hours as temperatures peak in the upper 80s. Lower 90s will be felt deeper inland in a few spots, while slightly cooler readings will be along the coast as the seabreeze develops.

Through the evening, temperatures will start to settle back into the lower 80s. Mostly clear skies will remain in the forecast tonight with comfortable temperatures as they dip into the lower to middle 60s area wide.

As high pressure continues to build in across the peninsula, expect mostly sunny skies through Tuesday. Daytime highs will be quite toasty as they top out in the lower 90s. As winds turn more southeasterly and humidity levels start to come up a bit, morning lows will gradually warm into the middle to upper 60s, while daytime temperatures return to the lower 90s each afternoon. The forecast looks dry for much of next week with partly sunny conditions. Models are hinting at a few showers by next weekend, but rain prospects at this time are only around 20-30%. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC


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TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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BABY GATE DANGERS-ONCAM


NOW TO AN NBC2 CONSUMER ALERT ABOUT BABY GATES.

MORE THAN 30-THOUSAND CHILDREN HAVE LANDED IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM AFTER A BABY GATE-RELATED INJURY.

AND MOST COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED.

MARK BARGER SHOWS US THE DANGER, THAT MAY BE LURKING IN YOUR HOME.

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BABY GATE DANGERS-PKG


THEY WERE SOUNDS NO PARENT WANTS TO HEAR.

"I heard lots of thumps, little baby thumps, and I knew immediately. I just knew what was going on."

JESSICA FANNON'S 9 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER, ELLA, HAD TUMBLED.DOWN 14 STAIRS OF HER HOME.

THE BABY GATE FANNON THOUGHT WOULD PROTECT ELLA HAD COME LOOSE.BECAUSE IT WASN'T MADE FOR THE TOP OF A STAIR CASE.

"I didn't know there was specific upstairs or downstairs gates. And there are."

A STUDY BY NATIONWIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUND THAT, BETWEEN 1990 AND 2010, THE

NUMBER OF BABY GATE RELATED INJURIES NEARLY QUADRUPLED.TO AN AVERAGE OF 1800 A YEAR.

"We can do a better job to make this product easier to use, easier for parents to install, and where kids won't be injured when they come in contact with this product."

EVEN THOUGH STANDARDS FOR BABY GATES ARE ONLY VOLUNTARY----NOT FEDERALLY MANDATED---THE STUDY'S

RESEARCHERS STILL STRONGLY RECOMMEND USING THEM. BUT HAVING THE RIGHT TYPE IN THE RIGHT PLACE IS KEY.

"Pressure mounted gates are great at the bottom of the stairs or between rooms, but you don't want to use a pressure mounted gate at the top of the stairs because they're too easily pushed through."

nats "Let's go upstairs and play"

IN ELLA'S CASE, A GATE PROPERLY SUITED FOR THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRS PROTECTED THIS DAUGHTER OF A PEDIATRIC NURSE FROM SERIOUS INJURY.

"They assessed her, did scans, she was totally fine. But I was very lucky."

USING THE PROPER BABY GATE CAN MINIMIZE THE NEED FOR LUCK.

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BABY GATE DANGERS-ONCAM


MARK BARGER REPORTING.

RESEARCHERS SAY GATES SHOULD BE USED IN HOMES WITH CHILDREN AGES SIX MONTHS TO TWO YEARS -- AND THAT HARDWARE MOUNTED GATES SHOULD *ALWAYS* BE USED AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS. Return to index of stories...


SEA TURTLE ARREST-SS


A BONITA SPRINGS MAN IS FACING FELONY CHARGES ACCUSED OF TAKING A SEA TURTLE FROM THE WATER.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HOANG VAN LE REMOVED A 18-INCH KEMP'S RIDLEY SEA TURTLE FROM HORTON PARK IN CAPE CORAL.

THAT IS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES.

THE TURTLE WAS EVENTUALLY PUT BACK INTO THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH DEADLY CRASH-VO


A 22 YEAR OLD LEHIGH ACRES MAN DIED IN A CAR CRASH TODAY.

ROJELIO VILLARREAL WAS KILLED EARLY THIS MORNING WHEN HE LOST CONTROL OF HIS PICKUP TRUCK ALONG HOME STEAD ROAD.

THE CAUSE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE CRASH-VO


A DEADLY CRASH IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY IS UNDER INVESTIGATION TODAY.

IT IT HAPPENED ON BERMONT ROAD A FEW MILES WEST OF STATE ROAD 31.

42 YEAR OLD THOMAS COLEMAN OF PUNTA GORDA WAS KILLED.

TROOPERS SAY THE TRUCK HIT A CULVERT THEN ROLLED INTO THE WOODS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE--------


nats of stampede

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES THROUGH A PACKED LAS VEGAS CASINO.

AHEAD AT FOUR, WHAT CAUSED THIS HUMAN STAMPEDE THAT SENT DOZENS OF PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


A) MGM STAMPEDE-TRX NATS TOPS VO


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BREAK THREE


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VOICE SIGNING-NATS VO


nats of guy with hat singing

LAYING IT ALL ON THE LINE.

THE FINAL EIGHT CONTESTANTS PERFORM TONIGHT ON THE VOICE. Return to index of stories...


THE VOICE-2 SHOT


THE ACTION HEATS UP TONIGHT AS THE CONTESTANTS TRY TO WOO THE JUDGES AND AMERICA.

STEPHANIE STANTON HAS A PREVIEW. Return to index of stories...


THE VOICE-PKG


WE ARE BACKSTE HERE AT "THE THE TOP 8 ARTISTS ARE GETTING SEFOR TONI

BIG SHOW.

IT IS BE A HUGE NIGHT ENT FOR TONIGHTUR LIVE SHOW. NOT ONLY WILL WE GEEE THE TOP 8 PERBUT WE WILL SEEL PERFORMANCES FROM NEXT SUPERSTARS. PHARRELL WILLIAMS ANI.

ON TOP OF THAT. COACH BLAKE SHELTON WILL PERFORMGLE "MY EYES" FRBEST-SELLING ALBUM "BASED

OA TRUE STORY". HE'S JOINESEASON 2AKE MEMBER GWEN SEBASTIAN WHO AL WITH BLAKE. ONG CHOICES FOR T ARE OUT. WE'LLEM SING TUNES BY. DA R KELLY AND LITTLAYNE AND TINA TURNER.

ALSO, K EYES OUT FOR ADAM LEVID IS HE'S NOW A PLATINUM BLONDE. ADAMS OF HIS NEW "DO" ON TWITTER OVER THE WEEKEND. WVE TO SEE IF BLONDES REUN.

ALL OF THAT GETTING UNDEIGHT HERE ON THE TWOUR LIVE SHOW FOR "THE VOICE". REPORTING BACKS, I'M STEPHANIE STANTON, BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


THE VOICE-ONCAM


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TEASE FOUR----


A DEATH DYING ACT LIVES UP TO ITS NAME.

CIRCUS PERFORMERS PLUMMET TO THE GROUND DURING A SHOW.

NEXT AT FOUR THE NEW CLUES INVESTIGATORS REVEAL ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN FRONT OF A LIVE AUDIENCE.

PLUS A NERVE AND GLASS SHATTERING FLIGHT.

AHEAD AT FOUR - A SCARE AT 30 THOUSAND FEET - HEAR WHAT IT WAS LIKE AS PASSENGERS WERE TOSSED AROUND INSIDE A PLANE. Return to index of stories...


A) CIRCUS AX-2 SHOT VO


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BREAK FOUR


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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CIRCUS AX-VO IN TC MON


WHAT CAUSED THIS TERRIFYING SCENE UNDER THE BIG TOP?

NINE PERFORMERS WERE HURT WHEN A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT COLLAPSED DURING A SHOW IN RHODE ISLAND.

TODAY - BRAND NEW CLUES.

CHRIS CLACKUM BRINGS US THE NEW EVIDENCE. Return to index of stories...


CIRCUS AX-PKG


RHODE ISLAND AUTHORITIES SAY IT APPEARS A CLAMP BROKE DURING A RINGLING BROTHERS, BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS SUNDAY.

.IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND.

EIGHT WOMEN - HANGING ONLY BY THEIR HAIR - CAME CRASHING DOWN ON A NINTH PERSON ON THE FLOOR BELOW. IN FRONT OF A HORRIFIED AUDIENCE.

"We thought it was part of the show. And then all of a sudden - you seen the cable break."

"It was scary. It was. It was really scary."

"Something failed. We've id'd one piece of equipment that failed and we are going to provide resources to OSHA to make sure it's safe"

OSHA CONVINCED THE CIRCUS OWNERS, FELD ENTERTAINMENT, TO CANCEL SUNDAY, MONDAY SHOWS.AND THE STUNT WHICH HAD BEEN PERFORMED PUBLICLY, WITHOUT INCIDENT, ABOUT 150 TIMES PRIOR TO SUNDAY.

12:48:53

"Everybody's looking into what happened, what the cause was and what we can do going forward to insure the safety of our performers"

THE NINE PERFORMERS SUFFERED SERIOUS INJURIES - MOSTLY BROKEN BONES. THOUGH NONE ARE BELIEVED TO BE LIFE-THREATENING.

ALETHA WOOD.AT THE CIRCUS WITH HER TWO CHILDREN.

.CAUGHT THE ACCIDENT AND AFTERMATH ON HER CELL PHONE CAMERA. SITTING IN STUNNED SILENCE WITH THOUSANDS OF OTHERS. MANY OF WHOM BEGAN TO CRY.

"They started crying and whining. They were very concerned with what was happening in front of them and the fact that they were not allowed to move"

THE ACCIDENT WAS WITNESSED BY AN AUDIENCE OF ABOUT 3,900, MANY OF THEM CHILDREN.

CHRIS CLACKUM, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


TOWN PRAYERS-ONCAM


A STORY WE'RE FOLLOWING ALL NEW AT FOUR.

THE U.S. SUPREME COURT SAYS PRAYERS AT TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS DO NOT VIOLATE THE CONSTITUTION EVEN IF THEY'RE CHRISTIAN PRAYERS.

IN A 5 TO 4 RULING TODAY THE COURT SAID THE CONTENT OF THE PRAYERS IS NOT CRITICAL AS LONG AS OFFICIALS MAKE A GOOD-FAITH EFFORT AT INCLUSION.

TODAY'S RULING WAS CONSISTENT WITH AN EARLIER ONE IN 1983. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE REAX-ONCAM


SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL.

UKRAINE MAY BE ON THE VERGE OF CIVIL WAR, THAT COULD PUT THE U-S AND RUSSIA ON THE FRONT LINES AGAINST EACH OTHER.

THIS AS NEW STERN WARNINGS ARE ISSUED TODAY.

NBC'S STEVE HANDLESMAN BRINGS US THE DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE REAX-PKG


AS A PRO RUSSIAN MOB SEIZED ANOTHER GOVERNMENT BUILDING IN EASTERN UKRAINE TODAY.

AND BURNED THE UKRAINIAN FLAG.

THERE WAS MORE PRESSURE ON PRESIDENT OBAMA TO ARM THE UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT

"And to not give them the ability to defend themselves as this continues to go on, is incredibly shameful

THE WHITE HOUSE SAID OBAMA SANCTIONS ON VLADIMIR PUTIN'S ASSOCIATES CAN INTENSIFY

"We've made clear that if russia escalates the cost will escalate."

AND, TODAY, THE UKRAINE GOVERNMENT IS VOWING A SHOW OF FORCE IN ODESSA. A CITY OF A MILLION PEOPLE.

FAR FROM THE EAST UKRAINE HOTSPOTS OF SLOVYANSK AND DONETSK, ODESSA IS THE NATION'S KEY PORT, IN SOUTHERN UKRAINE

PRO RUSSIAN CROWDS ARE IN MOURNING THERE TODAY AFTER CLASHES FRIDAY AND A FIRE THAT KILLED AT LEAST 46.

THIS COULD BE THE NEXT FLASH POINT. LEADERS IN KIEV CANNOT LET ODESSA GO.

"The ukrainian government, new as it is, the ukrainian army, weak as it is, has no choice but to try to reestablish order."

BUT PRO RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS HAVE THEIR OWN SMALL TANKS NOW IN IN EASTERN UKRAINE, AND, TODAY, REPORTEDLY AMBUSHED GOVERNMENT FORCES, KILLING 4 AND WOUNDING 30.AND SHOOTING DOWN A GOVERNMENT HELICOPTER

CHEERED BY RUSSIAN SPEAKERS WHO WANT MOSCOW AS THEIR CAPITAL AND VLADIMIR PUTIN AS THEIR PRESIDENT

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MO PRISONER FREED-VO


A BRAND NEW UPDATE ON A STORY WE'VE BEEN FOLLOWING.

A MISSOURI JUDGE HAS FREED A MAN WHO WAS CONVICTED OF ROBBERY BACK IN 2000, BUT NEVER SENT TO PRISON UNTIL A CLERICAL MISTAKE WAS DISCOVERED LAST YEAR.

MIKE ANDERSON WAS SENTENCED TO 13 YEARS IN PRISON IN THE ROBBERY OF AN ASSISTANT MANAGER OF A FAST-FOOD RESTAURANT.

HE WAITED, AND EVEN ASKED, ABOUT GOING TO PRISON, BUT THE ORDER NEVER CAME.

IN THE DECISION TO FREE HIM, THE JUDGE CITED THE "EXEMPLARY" LIFE ANDERSON'S LIVED AS A HUSBAND, FATHER, BUSINESS OWNER, FOOTBALL COACH, AND CHURCH VOLUNTEER. Return to index of stories...


KNIGHT INTERVIEW-OC SOT OC


ONE OF THE WOMEN WHO WAS KIDNAPPED AND HELD AGAINST HER WILL IN A CLEVELAND HOUSE FOR MORE THAN A DECADE FORGIVES HER CAPTOR.

MICHELLE KNIGHT APPEARED ON N-B-C'S TODAY SHOW THIS MORNING.

"Well, if I did something wrong, even if it was a small thing, I would want somebody to forgive me. So, I can forgive him for what he done wrong because that's the way of life."

KNIGHT WAS 21 YEARS OLD WHEN ARIEL CASTRO KIDNAPPED HER.

SHE AND TWO OTHER WOMEN, AMANDA BERRY AND GINA DEJESUS, ESCAPED A YEAR AGO.

KNIGHT SAID SHE RARELY TALKS WITH THE OTHER WOMEN. Return to index of stories...


MICHELLE BROTHER FIRED-VO


FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA'S BROTHER IS LOOKING FOR A JOB.

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY FIRED MEN'S BASKETBALL HEAD COACH CRAIG ROBINSON.

IN SIX SEASONS, ROBINSON WENT 93-104 WITH NO NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES.

THE OBAMAS FREQUENTLY WATCHED ROBINSON'S TEAM PLAY. Return to index of stories...


TURBULANT PLANE-VO WIPE


NBC2 HAS NEW REACTION FROM A TERRIFYING FLIGHT.

U-S AIRWAYS PASSENGERS ARE DESCRIBING THE FEAR THAT THEIR PLANE WAS GOING DOWN.

THE PILOT WAS FORCED TO TURN THE ORLANDO-BOUND PLANE BACK TO PHILADELPHIA AFTER HITTING SEVERE TURBULENCE.

6 PEOPLE WERE INJURED, INCLUDING TWO CREW MEMBERS. Return to index of stories...


TURBULANT PLANE-3 SOTS VO


"Shoes were flying, cell phones were flying, people were screaming and it was very, very, very scary."

"We were going and all of a sudden there was just like a drop like you're going down the bottom of a roller coaster and things just flew up in the air."

"I saw the lady three rows in front of me; she bashed her head like all the way up to the plastic, to describe it, the plastic was broken."

A PHOTO SHOWS CRACKS IN ANOTHER OVERHEAD COMPARTMENT AFTER A PASSENGER CRASHED INTO IT.

THE F-A-A IS INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


WINDSHIELD CRACKS-VO


AN UNSETTLING SCENE FOR THE CREW ABOARD THIS PLANE.

CHECK OUT THIS NEW PHOTO NBC2 GOT OUR HANDS ON.

A DELTA FLIGHT HAD TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING SATURDAY DURING ITS TRIP FROM ATLANTA TO LOS ANGELES AFTER THE COCKPIT WINDSHIELD CRACKED.

THE PLANE LANDED SAFELY IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO.

THE PLANE NEVER LOST PRESSURE. Return to index of stories...


STRANDED CRASH-VO WIPE


A COLORADO WOMAN TRAPPED INSIDE HER BADLY MANGLED CAR FOR DAYS, IS FOUND ALIVE.

THE WOMAN WAS TRAPPED AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT ON APRIL 29TH, BUT IT WASN'T UNTIL SUNDAY THAT THE WOMAN AND HER CAR WERE FOUND DOWN AN EMBANKMENT IN A REMOTE AREA.

43-YEAR-OLD KRISTIN HOPKINS WAS ALIVE.

SHE HAD BEEN WITHOUT FOOD AND WATER SINCE THEN. Return to index of stories...


STRANDED CRASH-SOT VO


"The crash alone would have taken a toll on her. its surprising that she survived the crash at all and then to be down there so many days without food and water. Yes, absolutely."

SHE WAS AIRLIFTED TO A HOSPITAL.

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


POLIO PROBLEMS-ONCAM


NEW AT FOUR.

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS DECLARING THE SPREAD OF POLIO AN INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY.

EXPERTS WARN IT COULD GROW IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

CURRENT POLIO OUTBREAKS ARE INFECTING PEOPLE IN AT LEAST 10 COUNTRIES IN ASIA, AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST.

THERE IS NO CURE, BUT SEVERAL VACCINES EXIST. Return to index of stories...


COUPLE DIES-VO WIPE


A SOUTH CAROLINA COUPLE, MARRIED FOR 72 YEARS, DIED ONE DAY APART.

THE COUPLE ELOPED AUGUST 28TH 1941.

THROUGH THE YEARS, NORBERT AND JUNE ROGERS BUILT A LASTING LOVE AND LIFE.

AT THE BEGINNING OF APRIL, DOCTORS GAVE HER ONLY *DAYS* TO LIVE.

THAT'S WHEN NORBERT'S UNWAVERING DEVOTION TOOK OVER. Return to index of stories...


COUPLE DIES-SOT VO


he , literally, I believe, willed himself to die. There were no visible signs that he was sick. You could say, I guess, that he died of a broken heart. For some folks it's just a piece a paper. June and Norbert were a testimony of what marriage is supposed to be about. Til death do us part and that is what parted them."

THE COUPLE RAISED FIVE CHILDREN TOGETHER. Return to index of stories...


POWERDADE FORMULA-VO


COCA-COLA IS DROPPING A CONTROVERSIAL INGREDIENT FROM "POWERADE".

A MISSISSIPPI TEENAGER PETITIONED TO REMOVE "BROMINATED VEGETABLE OIL" FROM POWERADE AND GATORADE. LINKING IT TO A FLAME RETARDANT.

PEPSI DROPPED THE OIL FROM GATORADE LAST YEAR, AND COCA-COLA IS NOW FOLLOWING.

A COCA-COLA REPRESENTATIVE SAYS POWERADE BRANDS ARE NOW "B-V-O FREE". Return to index of stories...


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YOUNG BLOOD-VO


NEW ON YOUR HEALTHCAST.

'YOUNG BLOOD' MAY BE THE KEY TO TREATING AGING-RELATED DISEASES AND CONDITIONS.

SCIENTISTS AT HARVARD AND STANFORD UNIVERSITIES TRANFUSED BLOOD FROM YOUNG MICE INTO OLDER MICE AND HAD THEM PERFORM A SERIES OF MENTAL AND PHYSICAL TASKS.

THE NEW BLOOD HELPED BOOST THEIR MEMORY AND MUSCLES.

RESEARCHERS HAVE ASKED THE GOVERNMENT'S PERMISSION TO BEGIN TESTING ON PEOPLE, IN HOPES OF FINDING NEW TREATMENTS FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-ONCAM


34 million Americans suffer from asthma.

MOST are able to manage their symptoms with steroids and other medications, but for some, asthma attacks are so severe THAT drugs aren't enough.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER REPORTS ON A NEW TECHNIQUE THAT IS TURNING UP THE HEAT ON THEIR CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


WITH EVERY BREATH COMES FEAR FOR MANY ADULT ASTHMATICS. FEAR OF THEIR AIRWAYS CLOSING WHILE THEY'RE POWERLESS TO STOP IT. NOW THERE IS A NEW ALTERNATIVE FOR PEOPLE WITH HARD TO MANAGE SYMPTOMS.

DR. SAGAR NAIK/PULMONOLOGIST

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:11 There's a new technology in the treatment of asthma that's called bronchial thermoplasty. We use this technology on folks who have severe asthma and whose symptoms have not been controlled with usual medical therapy.

BRONCHIAL THERMOPLASTY IS PERFORMED AS AN OUT-PATIENT PROCEDURE. IT TARGETS MUSCLES IN THE AIRWAYS THAT SWELL AND CONSTRICT DURING AN ASTHMA ATTACK- BY APPLYING HEAT DOCTORS ARE ABLE TO SHRINK THE MUSCLES.

DR. SAGAR NAIK/PULMONOLOGIST

RUNS:

50 So the idea is can we do something to weaken these muscles so that they don't close down the airways so tight? What we do in bronchial thermoplasty is take a thin, flexible, fiberoptic tube with a camera at it's tip, from the nose down into the lungs. We take it to each individual breathing tube and at a very, very, low frequency we emit heat energy that allows that muscle around the breathing tubes to shrink.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Bronchial thermoplasty is first non-drug therapy approved by the FDA to treat severe asthma. Patients who qualify undergo multiple treatments. While it is not, most find it can limit if not eliminate attacks.

DR. SAGAR NAIK/PULMONOLOGIST

RUNS:

3:05 Getting back from a point where you're always scared when the next asthma attack is going to be when you can't even get a good night's sleep because you have to wake up two or three times to use your rescue inhaler. Going from that to being well controlled is a huge improvement.

THE PROCEDURE IS ONLY APPROVED FOR ADULTS AND IS NOW AVAILABLE LOCALLY.

DR. SAGAR NAIK/PULMONOLOGIST

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1:21 It's a brand new technology, it's a technology that Lee Memorial has invested in and we plan to use to treat our asthma patients.

IT'S HOPED BY TURNING UP THE HEAT, PATIENTS CAN DIAL DOWN THEIR DEPENDENCE ON MEDICATIONS. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


FIRST BORNS-ONCAM


WHAT DO HILARY CLINTON, OPRAH AND BEYONCE HAVE IN COMMON?

THEY ARE ALL FIRST-BORN FEMALES!

A NEW STUDY SAYS IF YOU'RE THE OLDEST OF YOUR SIBLINGS AND A FEMALE - YOU'RE CHANCES OF SUCCEEDING IN LIFE ARE PRETTY GOOD!

NEW RESEARCH OUT OF THE U-K, THAT LOOKED AT 15-HUNDRED FAMILIES, FOUND THE THE FIRSTBORN FEMALE IS LIKELY TO BE THE MOST AMBITIOUS AND SUCCESSFUL SIBLING IN A FAMILY.

FIRSTBORN BOYS COME IN - A CLOSE SECOND.

ONE RESEARCHER CITES SEVERAL POSSIBLE EXPLANATIONS - SAYING "IT COULD BE THAT THE PARENTS SIMPLY DEVOTE MORE TIME AND ENERGY TO THEM."

BUT DON'T COUNT OUT MIDDLE CHILDREN - MADONNA AND JULIA ROBERTS - THEY'VE DONE PRETTY WELL. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE------


TERRIFYING BRAND NEW VIDEO OF AN OUT OF CONTROL PLANE.

A STUNT SHOW GOES HORRIBLY WRONG AND NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME WE SEE THE DISASTER AS IT HAPPENED.

NBC2 TAKES YOU TO THE SCENE.

PLUS HE RAPED A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL AND HE WON'T BE HEADED TO PRISON.

NEXT AT FOUR NBC2 EXPOSES A BRAND NEW CONTROVERSIAL SENTENCE AND THE COMMENTS A FEMALE JUDGE MADE THATS SPARKING OUTRAGE. Return to index of stories...


A) AIR SHOW CRASH-2 SHOT VO


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C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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BREAK FIVE


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NORTHERN LIGHTS-VO TOPS


CHECK OUT THIS LIGHT SHOW COURTESY OF MOTHER NATURE.

THIS VIDEO WAS TAKEN IN NORTH DAKOTA.

IT WAS A NORTHERN LIGHT SHOW SEEN FROM THE TOWN OF MANVEL. NORTH OF GRAND FORKS.

THE PHENOMENA HAPPENS WHEN CHARGED PARTICLES FROM THE SUN INTERACT WITH THE EARTH'S UPPER ATMOSPHERE. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

"A dry stretch of weather"

After a soggy start to the weekend, we ended it on a sunnier note. With no big weather systems headed our way, expect tranquil conditions over the next several days with a big warm up through the week.

Wall to wall sunshine will prevail through the late afternoon hours as temperatures peak in the upper 80s. Lower 90s will be felt deeper inland in a few spots, while slightly cooler readings will be along the coast as the seabreeze develops.

Through the evening, temperatures will start to settle back into the lower 80s. Mostly clear skies will remain in the forecast tonight with comfortable temperatures as they dip into the lower to middle 60s area wide.

As high pressure continues to build in across the peninsula, expect mostly sunny skies through Tuesday. Daytime highs will be quite toasty as they top out in the lower 90s. As winds turn more southeasterly and humidity levels start to come up a bit, morning lows will gradually warm into the middle to upper 60s, while daytime temperatures return to the lower 90s each afternoon. The forecast looks dry for much of next week with partly sunny conditions. Models are hinting at a few showers by next weekend, but rain prospects at this time are only around 20-30%. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC


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TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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OK FIRE-VO IN PLASMA


HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ARE FLEEING THEIR HOMES TRYING TO GET OUT OF THE WAY OF WILDFIRES BURNING IN OKLAHOMA.

THOUSANDS OF ACRES ARE BURNING.

BUT AS JAY GRAY SHOWS US FIREFIGHTERS AREGETTING A BIG BREAK IN THE FIGHT. Return to index of stories...


OK FIRE-PKG


THE OKLAHOMA NATIONAL GUARD ATTACKED THE FLAMES FROM THE AIR.

nats pop ground

WHILE ON THE GROUND, FIRE TEAMS CONTINUE TO PUSH BACK AGAINST THE BLAZE ALONG THE FRONT LINES.

Oklahoma 13;10;09;28

"We're just gonna utilized every resource we can and coordinate with everyone and do everything we can to protect our homes and families."

STILL HOT SPOTS CONTINUE TO FLARE-UP.

FUELED BY TEMPERATURES CLOSE TO ONE-HUNDRED DEGREES. DRIED OUT TREES. BRUSH AND GRASS FROM AN ON-GOING DROUGHT. AND PUSHED BY WINDS - AT TIMES GUSTING TO 40 MILES AN HOUR. OR MORE.

THE WILDFIRE HAS ALREADY SCORCHED MORE THAN 4-THOUSAND ACRES. DAMAGED OR DESTROYED AT LEAST 20 HOMES. AND CLAIMED ONE LIFE.

7:03:19

"56 year old male who was at mobile home, asked by family and law enforcement to evacuate, he chose not to do so "

AS MANY AS A THOUSAND HAVE BEEN EVACUATED.

AND 150 HOMES OR MORE ARE STILL IN THE POTENTIAL PATH OF THE FLAMES.

Oklahoma 13;14;27;28

"first and foremost our goal right now is to stop the fire from going any further. to build those fire lines. to get our resources and equipment in place to be ready to do whatever we need to do to help save communities."

COMMUNITIES ON EDGE. AT THE START OF WHAT MOST HERE EXPECT WILL BE A VERY LONG. AND DANGEROUS WILDFIRE SEASON.

JAY GRAY. NBC NEWS. GUTHRIE OKLAHOMA.

WHAT FORECASTERS CALL "CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS" WILL REMAIN ACROSS OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS FOR THE NEXT COUPLE O DAYS -- THE FIRST CHANCE AT ANY RAIN ISN'T UNTIL WEDNESDAY.

I'M JAY GRAY IN GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA, NOW BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


TARGET CEO-VO


THE C-E-O OF TARGET HAS STEPPED DOWN -- MONTHS AFTER A MASSIVE DATA BREACH AT THE RETAILER.

TARGET ANNOUNCED THE DECISION FOR CHAIRMAN AND C-E-O GREGG STEINHAFEL TO RESIGN.

HE WITH THE COMPANY FOR 35 YEARS.

TARGET HAS BEEN WORKING TO UPGRADE ITS SECURITY MEASURES SINCE A MASSIVE HACK LAST YEAR COMPROMISED THE CREDIT CARD INFORMATION OF 40 MILLION TARGET SHOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


AIR SHOW CRASH-VO WIPE


A STUNT PLANE PILOT IS DEAD, KILLED WHILE DOING ACROBATIC MANEUVERS AT A CALIFORNIA AIR SHOW.

AMATEUR VIDEO CAPTURED THE PLANE AS IT SLAMMED INTO THE GROUND.

THE PILOT KILLED WAS A 77-YEAR-OLD CALIFORNIA NATIVE.

HIS WEBSITE SHOWS HE'S BEEN FLYING SINCE HE WAS 16 AND AN AIR SHOW STUNT PILOT OF 25 YEARS.

HE WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF WHAT'S CALLED "CUTTING THE RIBBON", WHEN SOMETHING WENT WRONG. Return to index of stories...


AIR SHOW CRASH-SOT VO


I saw the performer perform an inverted and he was flying approximately 40-50 feet from the runway, and then his plane kind of stair-stepped then impacted the runway in an inverted formation, upside down."

ALL OF THE SPECTATORS WERE OK.

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MGM STAMPEDE-TRX NATS TOPS VO


nats of people running and screaming

SIXTY PEOPLE WERE HURT IN A STAMPEDE AT THE M-G-M GRAND LAS VEGAS.

THIS CHAOS ERUPTED JUST AFTER THE FLOYD MAYWEATHER-MARCOS MAIDANA FIGHT ENDED.

THE STAMPEDE HAPPENED IN A HALLWAY.

OFFICIALS SAY THE STAMPEDE WAS SPARKED BY A LOUD NOISE THAT WAS MISTAKEN FOR A GUNSHOT.

OF THOSE INJURED. 24 WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITALS. MOST SUFFERED MINOR LEG INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


ELK RESCUE-VO


AMAZING VIDEO AT FOUR.

A GROUP OF MEN IN MONTANA -- MOST OF THEM ELK HUNTERS -- HELPED SAVE AN ANIMAL.

CHECK IT OUT THEY FOUND AN ELK HAD FALLEN THROUGH THE ICE.

ARMED WITH ROPES, LADDERS, AND A HARNESS, THEY WERE ABLE TO RESCUE THE ELK FROM THE ICY WATER.

THEY USED THE LADDERS TO DISTRIBUTE THEIR WEIGHT ACROSS THE ICE -- HELPING THEM AVOID FALLING THROUGH THEMSELVES.

THEY EVENTUALLY HELPED CORRAL THE ANIMAL BACK TO SHORE AND INTO THE FOREST. Return to index of stories...


JAMEIS WINSTON-VO


JAMEIS WINSTON GETS REINSTATED TO HIS TEAM AFTER BEING SUSPENDED FOR SHOPLIFTING.

THE HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER ALSO PLAYS BASEBALL FOR FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY.

HE WAS SUSPENDED FROM THE BASEBALL TEAM, LAST THURSDAY, WHEN HE WAS CITED FOR LEAVING A GROCERY STORE WITH CRAB LEGS AND CRAWFISH THAT HE DIDN'T PAY FOR.

POLICE DIDN'T CHARGE WINSTON WITH A CRIME, BUT HE DID RECEIVE A CIVIL CITATION. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL LUNCHES-VO


MANY SCHOOL LEADERS BELIEVE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL LUNCHES ARE TOO EXPENSIVE AND UNPOPULAR WITH STUDENTS.

STARTING NEXT SCHOOL YEAR, GRAINS SERVED AT SCHOOLS MUST BE AT LEAST HALF WHOLE GRAIN.

WHILE SCHOOL NUTRITION DIRECTORS AGREE THEY NEED TO OFFER HEALTHIER MEALS, THEY SAY HEALTHIER ALTERNATIVES TYPICALLY COST MORE AND MANY STUDENTS ARE REJECTING THEM.

THEY ARE ASKING CONGRESS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO ROLL BACK SOME OF THE REQUIREMENTS. Return to index of stories...


ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP


PAUSE FOR AHEAD AT 5:00 CLIP

HI EVERYONE --

I'M PETER BUSCH IN THE NEWSROOM.

DEPUTIES SAY A PROPERTY CARETAKER FILMED PEOPLE INSIDE A FORT MYERS BEACH VACATION HOME WHILE THEY WERE SHOWERING AND HAVING SEX.

NBC 2 UNCOVERS WHAT INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY FOUND IN THE MAN'S CAR THAT LEAD TO HIS ARREST.

AND NEW AT 5 --

WHY MORE FLORIDA FAMILIES MAY SOON BE ABLE TO AFFORD PRIVATE EDUCATION. Return to index of stories...


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B) SCHOOL VOUCHERS-VO


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RAPIST SENTENCE-CAN LINDA


OUTRAGE IS GROWING OVER A TEXAS JUDGE WHO SENTENCED THE ADMITTED RAPIST OF A 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL -- TO PROBATION.

SIR YOUNG WAS ALSO EXEMPTED FROM SEVERAL STANDARD SEX OFFENDER REGULATIONS.

THE JUDGE IS NOW RECUSING HERSELF AFTER SPARKING EVEN MORE ANGER BY IMPLYING THE VICTIM WAS PROMISCUOUS.

NICK VALENCIA REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


RAPIST SENTENCE-PKG


A DALLAS DISTRICT JUDGE IS UNDER FIRE THIS MORNING, AFTER HANDING DOWN, WHAT SOME SAY, IS AN INAPPROPRIATELY LIGHT SENTENCE IN A RAPE CASE.

20-YEAR-OLD SIR YOUNG PLEADED GUILTY TO RAPING HIS CLASSMATE IN A ROOM AT BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL IN 2011.

HE FACED UP TO 20-YEARS IN JAIL -- BUT WAS INSTEAD SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS OF PROBATION, AND A 45-DAY STINT IN JAIL.

"We're certainly concerned about the message that's being sent to victims of sexual assault.and that they will feel safe coming forward and reporting these crimes."

BUT, IT WASN'T JUST THE SENTENCE THAT SHOCKED THE COMMUNITY.

JUDGE JEANINE HOWARD PUBLICLY IMPLIED THE 14-YEAR-OLD VICTIM WAS PROMISCUOUS AND NOT "THE VICTIM SHE CLAIMED TO BE."

HOWARD TOLD THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS SHE BASED THE SENTENCE -- IN PART -- ON MEDICAL RECORDS WHICH SHE SAYS INDICATED THE GIRL HAD THREE SEXUAL PARTNERS AND HAD GIVEN BIRTH TO A BABY.

SHE STANDS BY HER RULING -- TELLING THE PAPER THAT YOUNG WAS "NOT YOUR TYPICAL SEX OFFENDER".

THE VICTIM DENIES THE CLAIMS -- AND HAS SAID SINCE THE VERDICT SHE REGRETS COMING FORWARD ABOUT THE RAPE

"I was shocked that a judge, someone that I trusted with this case, would go behind my back.and make these allegations that she knows nothing about."

ADDING TO THE FIRESTORM WAS ANOTHER CONDITION THAT STUNNED RAPE ADVOCATES.

YOUNG WAS ORDERED TO SERVE 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AT A RAPE CRISIS CENTER. A CONDITION THAT CHANGED AFTER THE CENTER SAID HE WAS NOT WELCOME THERE.

"Just having a criminal defendant in the office could be a triggering effect for many of our clients; it's just not appropriate."

FOLLOWING PUBLIC BACKLASH -- HOWARD RECUSED HERSELF FROM THE CASE.

A NEW JUDGE WILL OVERSEE THE CASE MOVING FORWARD -- INCLUDING A MOTION FILED BY PROSECUTORS TO ADD MORE RESTRICTIVE REQUIREMENTS TO HIS PROBATION

YOUNG IS CURRENTLY SERVING HIS 45-DAY JAIL SENTENCE.

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5PM PREVIEW-2SHOT


PERSONAL, PRIVATE MOMENTS CAUGHT ON CAMERA AND VIEWED BY A STRANGER.

AT FIVE, NBC2 IS TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT A STUNNING ARREST TODAY, TWO MONTHS AFTER A HIDDEN CAMERA WAS FOUND INSIDE A FORT MYERS BEACH RENTAL HOME.

AND A COLLIER COUNTY MAN IS ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS NEIGHBOR.

WE'RE LIVE WITH NEW DETAILS OF HIS HISTORY OF PICKING FIGHTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD - NEXT AT FIVE. Return to index of stories...


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