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TEASE THREE-TRX-VOTOPS
HL2) CIRCLE K ROBBERY-VOTOPS-TRX TZ3A) CAPE BILLBOARDS-VOTOPS
HL3) WEATHER-WX CENTER TZ3B) BABY CRANE-VOTOPS
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP
HIDDEN CAMERA FOLO-2 SHOT DBX TS2) CIRCLE K ROBBERY-TC MON VO
HIDDEN CAMERA FOLO-REMLIVE TS3) CIRCUS INVESTIGATION-TC MON VO
HIDDEN CAMERA FOLO-VO SS NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
HIDDEN CAMERA FOLO-REMLIVE SPARKS JOHNSON SENTENCING-VOWIPE
CIRCLE K ROBBERY-TRX SSTOPS(2) ON CAM SPARKS JOHNSON SENTENCING-SOTVO
CIRCLE K ROBBERY-PLASMA BONITA SPRINGS CHILD PORN-OC, SS, OC
CIRCLE K ROBBERY-VO CAPE ELECTRONIC BILLBOARDS-BNR-OC
CIRCLE K ROBBERY-PLASMA TAG CAPE ELECTRONIC BILLBOARDS-trxPKG
CHILD ON BIKE CRASH-OC-VO-WIPE NAPLES NEIGHBOR DEATH-SS-VO-WIPE
CAR VS PED-VOTOPS NAPLES NEIGHBOR DEATH-SOTVO
TODD AKERS TRIAL-TRX OTS VO GUNS AND SCHOOLS-TRX VO
TODD AKERS TRIAL-SOTVO SANDHILL CRANE HIT-VOWIPE
rick scottt in fm-OTS SANDHILL CRANE HIT-SOTVO
CLIMATE CHANGE-TRX OC VO TOURISM RALLY-OTS-SS (2)
CLIMATE CHANGE-SOTVO TORNADO VICTIM TEXT MOM GOODBYE-INTRO
CIRCUS SAFETY-ANIBOX TORNADO VICTIM TEXT MOM GOODBYE-PKG
CIRCUS SAFETY-PKG OREGON STATE FIRES ROBINSON-TRX-VO
PISTORIUS TRIAL-TRX-VO NIGERIA PROTEST-OC VO
LEE COMMISSION TODAY-TRX OC VO ORLANDO COMMUTER-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT STARBUCKS SECRET MENU-OTS
TZ1A) MERRIOT EXPANSION-VOTOPS-TRX TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS
TZ2) HOME INVASION-VOTOPS TZ4A) MCDONALDS WORKER-SOTVO
WEATHER-STC TZ4B) BIG GATOR-VOTOPS
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP WEATHER TEASE-STC
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL SINGING MCDONALDS WORKER-ON CAM
STREETSCAPE PROJECT-OC ANIBOX SINGING MCDONALDS WORKER-PKG
STREETSCAPE PROJECT-LIVE U 2 WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
STREETSCAPE PROJECT-LIVE U 2 WEATHER-WX WALL
MARRIOTT EXPANSION-TC MON VO ASPRIN LIMITATIONS-PLASMA INTRO
MARRIOTT EXPANSION-SOT OC TAG ASPRIN LIMITATIONS-PKG
HOME INVASION CONNECTION-PLASMA SOT VO BIG GATOR CROSS ROAD-TRX-VOTOPS
HOME INVASION CONNECTION-PLASMA SOTVO OC TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
SEXTORTION ARREST-TRX SS OC TZ5A) PRISON MISTAKE-VO
MISSING OH WOMEN ANNY-TRX OC VO TAKE STOCK SCHOLARSHIPS-OC VO
MISSING FL MEN AT SEA-VOTOPS TAKE STOCK SCHOLARSHIPS-SOTVO
SHENECKER TRIAL-VOTOPS HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
WOMAN STABS BOYFRIEND-VOWIPE HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
PLANE STUCK IN TREES-VOTOPSWIPE BAGGAGE FEES-TRXVOTOPS
U 2 SPY PLANE-VOTOPSWIPE PANERA KIOSK-OC VO
HOOK UP TRUCK-VO HOLLYWOOD MINITE-INTRO
TEASE TWO-TRXVOTOPS HOLLYWOOD MINITE-PKG
TZ2A) ESTERO IMPROVMENTS-VOWIPE CLAY AIKEN IN PRIMARY-TRXVOTOPS
TZ2B) SCHOOL VOUCHERS-VOTOPS MAN LOST IN PRISON SYSTEM-VO
GM RECALL-TRX OTS TOSS TO NOON TEASE-2-SHOT DESK
ESTERO BLVD IMPROVEMENTS-OC VO NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM
ESTERO BLVD IMPROVEMENTS-SOTVO NOON TZA) PLANE CRASHES INTO HOME-VOTOPS
MAN ARRESTED MESSING WITH TURTLE-trxOC,SS,OC NOON TZB) GARLIC HEART-VOTOPS
SCHOOL VOUCHERS-OC VO CLOSE-2-SHOT DESK
SCHOOL VOUCHERS-SOTVO  


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HL2) CIRCLE K ROBBERY-VOTOPS-TRX


COOL UNDER FIRE.

IT'S SOME OF THE BEST SURVEILLANCE VIDEO YOU'LL EVER SEE.

A STORE CLERK REMAINS CALM WITH A GUN POINTED STRAIGHT AT HIM.

THIS LEE COUNTY ROBBERY HAS POLICE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WEATHER-WX CENTER


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


NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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HIDDEN CAMERA FOLO-2 SHOT DBX


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW.

THE MAN ACCUSED OF SETTING UP HIDDEN CAMERAS IN A FORT MYERS BEACH VACATION HOME, WILL SOON BE SENT BACK TO LEE COUNTY.

GOOD MORNING IM CHAD OLIVER.

AND IM LINDSAY LOGUE.

WE ARE LEARNING A LOT MORE ABOUT THIS DISTURBING CASE, WHERE DEPUTIES SAY THEY'VE CONFISCATED THOUSANDS OF VIDEOS, AND LISTED MORE THAN THREE DOZEN VICTIMS.

NBC-'S SAM SWEENEY IS COVERING THIS STORY.

HE JOINS US LIVE FROM THE LEE COUNTY JAIL WITH WHAT WE CAN EXPECT IN THE CASE TODAY. Return to index of stories...


HIDDEN CAMERA FOLO-REMLIVE


CHAD, LINDSAY, FEDERAL AGENTS CAPTURED HIM IN ORLANDO. SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT WANTS ROBERT MOORE IN LEE COUNTY BY THE END OF TODAY. I JUST SPOKE WITH LCSO THEY WON'T SAY IF HE'S COMING HERE OR WHEN BECAUSE OF SAFETY CONCERNS. Return to index of stories...


HIDDEN CAMERA FOLO-VO SS


RIGHT NOW 38 VACATIONERS NOW KNOW THEY ARE VICTIMS--- INVESTIGATORS SAY IMAGES OF THEM HAVING SEX, GOING TO THE BATHROOM AND SHOWER ARE ALL PART OF MOORES VIDEO COLLECTION.

MANY OF THOSE VICTIMS INCLUDE CHILDREN.

ROBERT MOORE IS A WELL KNOWN CONTRACTOR ON THE BEACH--- HE MANAGES AT LEAST 6 HOMES HERE. LEAVING SOME TO WONDER IF THERE MIGHT BE MORE CASES OUT THERE. Return to index of stories...


HIDDEN CAMERA FOLO-REMLIVE


BACK OUT HERE LIVE--- WE CONTINUE TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR MOORE--- WE EXPECT HIM TO ARRIVE AT THE JAIL INTAKE GARAGE SOMETIME TODAY.

HE NOW FACES 9 FELONY COUNTS, INCLUDING CHILD PORN.

LIVE ON FMB SS NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


CIRCLE K ROBBERY-TRX SSTOPS(2) ON CAM


WE ARE GETTING BRAND NEW EVIDENCE THIS MORNING OF A MAN WHO ROBBED A FORT MYERS GAS STATION --

THIS HAPPENED AT THE CIRCLE K GAS STATION CLEVELAND AVENUE NEXT TO FORT MYERS COUNTRY CLUB.

WE ALSO GOT OUR HANDS ON THE VIDEO OF THE ENTIRE CRIME --

LET'S BRING IN NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH.

CLIFTON YOU SHOWED ME THE HIGH-RES VIDEO, SOMEONE WATCHING WILL RECOGNIZE THIS GUY. Return to index of stories...


CIRCLE K ROBBERY-PLASMA


CHAD -- SURVEILLANCE VIDEO DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS --

THIS GUY CASUALLY WALKS IN --

HE'S WEARING NORMAL CLOTHES --

NO MASK --

BUT POINTS THAT GUN RIGHT AT THE CLERK -- Return to index of stories...


CIRCLE K ROBBERY-VO


HERE'S A BETTER LOOK --

YOU CAN SEE THE CRIMINAL GET CASH AND A CARTON OF CIGARETTES BEFORE HE TAKES OFF --

POLICE TELL US NOBODY WAS HURT --

WE'RE TOLD THE SUSPECT IS BETWEEN 5'8" AND 5'10" -- 18 TO 22 YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


CIRCLE K ROBBERY-PLASMA TAG


POLICE TELL ME THEY ARE SURE SOMEBODY CAN RECOGNIZE THIS GUY --

THEY HOPE BECAUSE OF THE QUALITY OF THIS VIDEO AND THE PICTURES, HE WILL BE CAUGHT QUICKLY --

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION, YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL CRIMSTOPPERS OR THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT. Return to index of stories...


CHILD ON BIKE CRASH-OC-VO-WIPE


AN 11-YEAR OLD IS RECOVERING FROM INJURIES TODAY --

AFTER A DRIVER HIT HIM.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM THE SCENE AROUND 8:00 O'CLOCK LAST NIGHT IN LEHIGH ACRES.

A DRIVER HIT THE BOY ON HIS BIKE AT THE INTERSECTION OF ALABAMA ROAD SOUTH AND MILWAUKEE BOULEVARD IN LEHIGH ACRES.

ACCORDING TO REPORTS, THE BOY RODE HIS BIKE INTO THE PATH OF THE CAR.

HIS INJURES ARE NOT LIFE THREATENING. Return to index of stories...


CAR VS PED-VOTOPS


AND WE ARE DIGGING FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS CRASH IN FORT MYERS.

POLICE TELL US A PEDESTRIAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING HIT BY A CAR.

THE ACCIDENT AFFECTED WESTBOUND LANES OF MLK BOULEVARD LAST NIGHT AT THE INTERSECTION OF FLINT DRIVE. Return to index of stories...


TODD AKERS TRIAL-TRX OTS VO


TODAY THE CLOSING ARGUMENTS ARE UNDERWAY IN THE TODD AKERS MURDER TRIAL.

HE'S THE COLLIER COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH KILLING HIS FIANCE'S TWO YEAR OLD DAUGHTER.

N-B-C-2'S CAMERAS WERE IN THE COURTROOM AS AKERS TOOK THE STAND IN HIS OWN DEFENSE MONDAY.

AKERS SAID ABIGAIL BORAN MUST HAVE FELL OUT OF HER BED-

BUT PROSECUTORS SAY HE THREW HER TO THE GROUND.

THEY BROUGHT UP HIS LACK OF EMOTION ON THE STAND. Return to index of stories...


TODD AKERS TRIAL-SOTVO


20:37:08 / Prosecuter- "Just you and she ended up with a cracked back of her skull."

Akers- "Unfortunately yeah."

Prosecuter- "Unfortunately."

AFTER CLOSING ARGUMENTS THE CASE WILL BE HANDED OVER TO THE JURY. Return to index of stories...


rick scottt in fm-OTS


HAPPENING TODAY ---

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WILL BE IN FORT MYERS.

IT'S PART OF HIS STATEWIDE TAX CUT TOUR.

HE'LL BE AT O'BRIEN HYUNDAI ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD AT 6:00 O'CLOCK THIS EVENING.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO BE THERE. Return to index of stories...


CLIMATE CHANGE-TRX OC VO


TOP WEATHER EXPERTS AT THE WHITE HOUSE SAY GLOBAL WARMING IS RAPIDLY TURNING AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL INTO AMERICA THE STORMY, SNEEZY AND DANGEROUS.

AND THOSE SHINING SEAS?

RISING AND COSTLY.

A NEW NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT OF THE CLIMATE IS OUT TODAY.

IT CONCLUDES THE HARM OF GLOBAL WARMING WILL BECOME MORE DISRUPTIVE ACROSS THE NATION.

THE REPORT EMPHASIZES HOW WARMING AND ITS ALL-TOO WILD WEATHER IS CHANGING DAILY LIVES, EVEN USING THE PHRASE "CLIMATE DISRUPTION" AS ANOTHER WAY OF SAYING GLOBAL WARMING. Return to index of stories...


CLIMATE CHANGE-SOTVO


"97 percent of scientists agree; there's an overwhelming amount of evidence that exists that climate change is real."

THE REPORT SAYS IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO PREVENT THE WORST OF CLIMATE CHANGE.

THE WHITE HOUSE IS HIGHLIGHTING THE SCIENCE AS IT TRIES TO JUMP START EFFORTS TO CURB HEAT-TRAPPING GASES. Return to index of stories...


CIRCUS SAFETY-ANIBOX


INVESTIGATORS NOW SAY A SINGLE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT IS TO BLAME -- FOR A GRUESOME FALL AT RINGLING BROTHERS CIRCUS.

THE ACCIDENT SENT NINE PERFORMERS TO THE HOSPITAL.

JEAN CASAREZ REPORTS ON THE INVESTIGATION INTO *HOW A FIVE-INCH STEEL CLAMP SNAPPED. Return to index of stories...


CIRCUS SAFETY-PKG


"They were in shock, they didn't expect the equipment to fail."

BUT SOMETHING DID FAIL, CAUSING PERFORMERS OF THE RINGLING BROTHERS MADEIROS HAIR-HANG ACT TO PLUMMET 25-35 FEET TO THE GROUND ON SUNDAY.

EIGHT WOMEN WHO PERFORMED ACROBATICS AS A HUMAN CHANDELIER ALONG WITH ONE DANCER ON THE GROUND WERE HURT WITH MULTIPLE COMPOUND FRACTURES INCLUDING HEAD AND INTERNAL INJURIES.

THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT IS FAR TOO EARLY TO SAY WHAT HAPPENED BUT STATE INVESTIGATORS HAVE DETERMINED A STEEL CONNECTION POINT MADE TO HOLD 10-THOUSAND POUNDS, JUST SNAPPED.

"A D shaped metal ring that opens and closes and allows you to connect 2 other pieces of equipment. That caribiner failed. It was a single piece of equipment that failed."

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS DO NOT REQUIRE ANY STATE INSPECTIONS.

LAST YEAR IN LAS VEGAS, A PERFORMER WITH CIRQUE DU SOLEIL FELL TO HER DEATH DURING A SHOW -- AT THE MGM GRAND. SIMILAR TO THE ONE SEEN HERE. IN OCTOBER, OSHA CITED THE CIRCUS AND THE VENUE FOR VIOLATIONS.

OSHA TELLS CNN THEY REQUIRE THAT A COMPETENT PERSON SELECTED BY THE EMPLOYER MUST RECOGNIZE POTENTIAL HAZARDS AND MAKE CORRECTIONS BEFORE EVERY PERFORMANCE.

A CIRCUS SPOKESMAN SAYS - THAT WAS DONE.

"We have an entire safety crew that's dedicated to traveling to all of our units to make sure that steps are taken, all of our equipment is inspected each and every time we load into a new arena."

BUT OSHA SAYS ONE OF THE THINGS THEY WILL LOOK AT IN THIS INVESTIGATION IS WHETHER THERE SHOULD BE MORE.

"OSHA SAYS WE WILL PROVIDE A SAFE WORKPLACE FOR ALL AMERICANS. IF IT INVOLVES MORE REGULATIONS THAT IS IMPORTANT." Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TRIAL-TRX-VO


NOW TO A CASE WE'VE BEEN FOLLOWING CLOSELY.

ONE OF OSCAR PISTORIUS' NEIGHBORS TESTIFIED HE HEARD A MAN CRYING LOUDLY ON THE NIGHT OF REEVA STEENKAMP'S DEATH.

THE MAN WHO LIVES NEXT TO THE HOUSE WHERE PISTORIUS SHOT AND KILLED HIS GIRLFRIEND WAS SUMMONED BY PISTORIUS' DEFENSE TEAM.

HE TOLD THE COURT HIS WIFE WOKE HIM UP AFTER HEARING A BANG BUT SAID HE DID NOT HEAR GUNSHOTS.

HE THEN SAID HE HEARD A MAN CRYING IN A HIGH-PITCHED VOICE THAT INDICATED HE URGENTLY NEEDED HELP.

PISTORIUS IS ACCUSED OF MURDERING HIS GIRLFRIEND, REEVA STEENKAM. Return to index of stories...


LEE COMMISSION TODAY-TRX OC VO


HAPPENING NOW. LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE MEETING.

THEY'RE VOTING ON TWO HOT TOPICS.

BASEBALL AND BIG BUSINESS.

THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THE SECOND PHASE OF RENOVATIONS AT HAMMOND STADIUM.

COMMISSIONS ARE EXPECTED TO APPROVE SPENDING THE MONEY.

AND COMMISSIONERS WILL ALSO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT EXTENDING A CONSTRUCTION DEADLINE FOR HERTZ.

THE RENTAL CAR GIANT IS ASKING FOR MORE TIME BECAUSE EXECUTIVES SAY THEY'VE FALLEN BEHIND BECAUSE OF FINANCING ISSUES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


THE MARCO ISLAND MARRIOTT IS A BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY THAT WANTS TO BECOME EVEN MORE OF A DESTINATION.

HOTEL EXECUTIVES ARE EYEING A 150-MILLION DOLLAR EXPANSION.

N-B-C-2 FINDS OUT WHAT'S STANDING IN THE WAY.

WHY MARCO HOMEOWNERS WILL HAVE TO WAIT TO JOIN THE DEBATE.

THREE MEN--

ARMED WITH GUNS--

BUST INTO A MAN'S WINDERMERE HOME--

WHY THE NINJA ROBBERS MAY BE THE SAME MEN RESPONSIBLE FOR FIVE HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) MERRIOT EXPANSION-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ2) HOME INVASION-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.

"Extended stretch of dry weather"

It was a beautiful start to the week with blues skies and low humidity. Afternoon temperatures made it to 90° in town, and it looks like the heat will continue to build over the next few days. Rain prospects begin to increase slightly for the upcoming weekend.

Bright and sunny skies will take us through the late morning hours and temperatures will be quick to rise by mid day. Through the afternoon expect an abundance of sunshine and highs in the lower 90s. Humidity values stay relatively comfortable by May standards, but if you want to beat the heat head to the area beaches. Coastal spots will run a few degrees cooler as the west coast seabreeze kicks in during the day.

Mostly clear skies will prevail through the evening and temperatures will stay mild in the middle 60s.

High pressure remains in control of our weather for Wednesday, so plan on mostly to partly sunny skies each and every afternoon. Winds will continue to veer to the southeast pushing more moisture into Southwest Florida. Since humidity levels will be going up, overnight lows will be much milder as they settle into upper 60s to lower 70s by late in the week. During the day, afternoon temperatures will climb into the lower half of the 90s with mainly dry weather. Rain prospects look to go up slightly between 20-30% by the weekend as a few isolated showers develop along the seabreeze. Return to index of stories...


STREETSCAPE PROJECT-OC ANIBOX


NEW AT 11--

THE EFFORT TO SPRUCE UP DOWNTOWN CAPE CORAL'S LOOK IS UNDERWAY.

TODAY LANDSCAPERS ARE USING florida'S natural resource INSTEAD OF MULCH.

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS LIVE ON LAFAYETTE STREET WITH THE DETAILS ON HOW SEA SHELLS is saving the city some cash. Return to index of stories...


STREETSCAPE PROJECT-LIVE U 2


SHOW AND TELL

SOME BULLET POINTS

-NEW SHELLS ARE TAN, HEAVIER.

-CITY HOPES IT WILL FIX THE PROBLEM OF THE OLD SHELLS BEING A MESS AND

MORE COST EFFECTIVE THAN MULCH.

- IT'S CALLED COLORED SHELL MULCH

- SHELLS COME FROM SWFL MINES

-GREEN PRODUCT

-RATHER THAN RE-MULCHING YEARLY, THE COMPANY CLAIMS IT WILL LAST ABOUT

FIVE YEARS.

-CITY PURCHASED SHELLS FOR JUST UNDER $2500

-COMPANY CLAIMS IT WILL COST ABOUT 45 PERCENT LESS THAN MULCH OVER THE

SAME TIME FRAME.

-ALL PART OF THE BIG PROJECT CALLED 'STREETSCAPE' TO MAKE THE DOWNTOWN

CAPE AREA MORE AESTHETICALLY PLEASING.

-PAID FOR BY CITY

IN LEE COUNTY DANIELLE KOLENIAK, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


STREETSCAPE PROJECT-LIVE U 2


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MARRIOTT EXPANSION-TC MON VO


MARCO ISLAND RESIDENTS PACKED A MEETING PLANNING TO SPEAK THEIR MIND -

BUT WERE TOLD THEY'D HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL JUNE.

CITY COUNCIL DECIDED TO PUSH BACK A PUBLIC HEARING ON A CONTROVERSIAL EXPANSION AT THE MARRIOTT RESORT.

THE MARRIOTT WANTS TO AMEND ITS ORDINANCE SO THE RESORT CAN EXPAND BIGGER AND TALLER.

SOME COUNCIL MEMBERS ARGUED THEY'D LIKE CITY STAFF TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE ORDINANCE BEFORE IT MOVES TO A PUBLIC HEARING. Return to index of stories...


MARRIOTT EXPANSION-SOT OC TAG


We won't be here the next time there's a meeting so that makes me sad

COUNCIL MEMBERS ARGUE SOME OF THE CONCERNS RESIDENTS HAVE MAY BE ADDRESSED AND EVEN FIXED BY THE JUNE MEETING. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION CONNECTION-PLASMA SOT VO


A COLLIER COUNTY TASK FORCE WORKS ALONGSIDE ORANGE COUNTY AUTHORITIES TO PUT A STOP TO A STRING OF VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS.

21:30:25 i've gone down in a flaming airplane before with a good outcome and it wasn't nearly as scary as this -there i was in control, here they were

THEY'RE TRYING TO SEE IF THE FIVE UNSOLVED HOME INVASIONS HERE --

ARE THE WORK OF NINJA BANDITS WHO STRUCK THERE TOO.

SINCE MID-FEBRUARY --

FIVE COLLIER FAMILIES HAVE BEEN TIED UP AND ROBBED MY MASKED MEN.

AND JUST LAST WEEK -- THE SAME TYPE OF CRIME HAPPENED OUTSIDE ORLANDO -- IN THE HIGH-END WINDERMERE COMMUNITY.

ONLY NBC-2 TALKED TO THE HOMEOWNER. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION CONNECTION-PLASMA SOTVO OC


21:26:55 "they demanded everything in site so i gave them everything - i gave them my watch, my wallet everything they asked for

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS FROM INSIDE CAPTURED THE CRIME.

WHEN THE SUSPECTS WERE DONE --

THEY TOOK OFF IN THE VICTIM'S CAR.

THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CONFIRMED TO NBC-2 --

THEIR TASK FORCE WAS IN WINDEMERE COMPARING NOTES WITH THEIR POLICE DEPARTMENT.

RIGHT NOW -- ALL SIGNS POINT TO THE INCIDENTS BEING RELATED. Return to index of stories...


SEXTORTION ARREST-TRX SS OC


N-B-C-2 IS UNCOVERING A DISTURBING TREND THAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT.

FEDERAL AGENTS IN TARPON SPRINGS ARRESTED MELVIN BRIDGERS.

HE'S ACCUSED OF MESSAGING GIRLS ON FACEBOOK-- CLAMING TO BE A TEEN HIMSELF.

AGENTS SAY HE WOULD CONVINCE THE GIRLS TO SEND HIM NAKED PICTURES OF THEMSELVES.

ONCE HE GOT THOSE IMAGES-- HE WOULD THREATEN TO POST THEM ONLINE IF THEY DIDN'T KEEP SENDING HIM MORE.

FEDERAL AGENTS SAY IT'S A TACTIC CALLED SEXTORTION-- AND THEY'RE SEEING A LOT OF IT RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


MISSING OH WOMEN ANNY-TRX OC VO


TODAY MARKS ONE YEAR SINCE AMANDA BERRY, GINA DEJESUS AND MICHELLE KNIGHT ESCAPED YEARS OF CAPTIVITY INSIDE THE HOME OF ARIEL CASTRO IN CLEVELAND.

IT ALSO MARKS THE ANNIVERSARY OF WHEN CHARLES RAMSEY SKYROCKETED TO STARDOM FOR HIS ROLE IN HELPING THE WOMEN ESCAPE.

RAMSEY, WHO EMERGED AS THE HERO OF THE DAY, HAS WRITTEN A BOOK, DEAD GIVEAWAY, ABOUT THE NIGHT OF MAY 6, 2013, AND HIS LIFE BEFORE AND AFTER. Return to index of stories...


MISSING FL MEN AT SEA-VOTOPS


TWO MEN, MISSING FROM A WEEKEND FISHING TRIP, WERE FOUND MONDAY 12 MILES OFF THE COAST OF FORT PIERCE.

JUSTYN BRADLEY AND CORY BOWMAN WERE CLINGING TO THE HULL OF THEIR CAPSIZED BOAT.

A COAST GUARD AIR CREW SPOTTED THE TWO MEN AND A GOOD SAMARITAN PULLED THEM OUT OF THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


SHENECKER TRIAL-VOTOPS


IN TAMPA --

THE STATE CONTINUES MAKING THEIR CASE AGAINST JULIE SCHENECKER TODAY.

SHE'S THE MOTHER ACCUSED OF KILLING HER TWO TEENAGERS IN 2011.

THE PROSECUTION CLAIMS SHE SHOT THEM IN THE HEAD AND MOUTH.

SCHENEKER HAS PLED NOT GULTY BY REASON OF INSANITY. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN STABS BOYFRIEND-VOWIPE


A PREGNANT WOMAN IN CHICAGO IS ACCUSED OF STABBING AND KILLING HER BOYFRIEND FOR NOT BUYING HER GIFTS DURING A RECENT SHOPPING TRIP.

MIATA PHELAN, HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER.

POLICE SAY SHE STABBED HER BOYFRIEND ON THE WAY HOME FROM THE MALL.

ACCORDING TO REPORTS --

SHE SAID HE WAS SELFISH FOR BUYING HIS SON AND COUSIN GIFTS. BUT NOT HER.

A JUDGE SET BAIL AT ONE MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


PLANE STUCK IN TREES-VOTOPSWIPE


CHECK THIS OUT.

A SMALL PLANE GOT STUCK IN A GROUP OF TREES JUST AFTER TAKEOFF AT THE AIRPORT IN ALASKA SUNDAY.

STATE TROOPERS SAY A SUDDEN GUST OF CROSSWIND PUSHED THE TAYLORCRAFT PLANE INTO THE TREES.

THE PLANE WAS STUCK NEARLY 50 FEET OFF THE GROUND.

THE 58-YEAR-OLD PILOT WAS NOT HURT.

BUT HE WASN'T ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE AIRCRAFT UNTIL EMERGENCY RESPONDERS ARRIVED.

THEY USED A TRUCK WITH CRANE TO RESCUE HIM. Return to index of stories...


U 2 SPY PLANE-VOTOPSWIPE


THE F-A-A PUTS PART OF THE BLAME FOR L-A'S FLIGHT CONTROL SHUTDOWN LAST WEEK ON A COLD WAR-ERA SPY PLANE.

LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EXPERIENCED MOST OF THE DELAYED, DIVERTED, CANCELED FLIGHTS WHEN AN F-A-A AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL COMPUTER SHUT DOWN, LAST WEDNESDAY.

OFFICIALS NOW SAY THE SYSTEM BECAME OVERLOADED BY A COMPLICATED FLIGHT PLAN FROM A U-TWO SPY PLANE.

THE COMPUTER SYSTEM ANTICIPATES A PLANE'S FLIGHT PATH, LOOKING FOR POSSIBLE CONFLICTS SUCH AS RESTRICTED AIRSPACE AND OTHER PLANES. Return to index of stories...


HOOK UP TRUCK-VO


MEET UP AND HOOK UP WITHOUT GETTING A ROOM. THAT'S THE IDEA A CALIFORNIA WOMAN IS TAKING TO THE STREETS.

IT'S CALLED THE HOOK UP TRUCK.

THE WOMAN CAME UP WITH THE IDEA FROM MOBILE APPS PEOPLE USE TO FIND SEXUAL PARTNERS.

THE ROOM ITSELF IS A SECRET.

THE TRUCK HAS HIT A FEW SPEED BUMPS.

SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OFFICALS SAY THEY NEVER SIGNED OFF ON THIS.

THE HOOK UP TRUCK'S CREATOR SAYS IT'S FREE SO IT'S NOT A BUSINESS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-TRXVOTOPS


STRAIGHT AHEAD.

A MAJOR ROAD IN FORT MYERS IS GETTING A MAKE OVER.

BUT ITS CAUSING SOME SERIOUS ISSUES FOR CITY OFFICIALS.

PLUS-

PRIVATE EDUCATION MAY SOON BE WITHIN REACH FOR MORE FLORIDA FAMILIES.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) ESTERO IMPROVMENTS-VOWIPE


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TZ2B) SCHOOL VOUCHERS-VOTOPS


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GM RECALL-TRX OTS


NOW TO AN NBC-2 CONSUMER ALERT.

G-M IS RECALLING MORE THAN 50 THOUSAND SUV'S BECAUSE OF A FUEL GAUGE PROBLEM.

YOU COULD RUN OUT OF GAS -- WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING YOU'RE LOW ON FUEL.

THE AUTOMAKER SAYS THEY COULD BE AS MUCH AS A QUARTER OF A TANK OFF.

THIS RECALL INVOLVES 20-14 MODELS OF THE BUICK ENCLAVE, CHEVROLET TRAVERSE AND G-M-C ACADIA.

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO BLVD IMPROVEMENTS-OC VO


WE GOT OUR HANDS ON A PRELIMINARY DESIGN PHASE -

SHOWING DRAMATIC CHANGES TO ESTERO BOULEVARD.

WE'VE LEARNED-

FORT MYERS BEACH IS LOOKING TO ADD SIDEWALKS ON BOTH SIDES.

IMPLEMENT BIKE LANES.

AND RESURFACE THE PAVEMENT.

ENGINEERS PROPOSE LAYING PAVER BRICKS DOWN THE CENTER OF THE ROAD TO HELP WITH STORM WATER DRAINAGE.

THERE'S JUST ONE ISSUE. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO BLVD IMPROVEMENTS-SOTVO


"50 million reasons and those are dollars. this is a very important but equally expensive project. so, they have allocated the funds year-by-year and it's money. bottom line."

THE DESIGN PHASE IS 30 PERCENT COMPLETE.

CONSTRUCTION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN THE BEGINNING OF NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


MAN ARRESTED MESSING WITH TURTLE-trxOC,SS,OC


A BONITA SPRINGS MAN IS FACING FELONY CHARGES FOR TAKING A SEA TURTLE OUT OF THE WATER AT HORTON PARK IN CAPE CORAL.

SOMEBODY CALLED WILDLIFE OFFICERS WHO PUT THE ADULT SEA TURTLE BACK IN THE RIVER.

THE TURTLE IS EXPECTED TO BE OK.

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHY THE MAN TRIED TO TAKE THE TURTLE. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL VOUCHERS-OC VO


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

A BILL TO EXPAND THE STATE'S VOUCHER PROGRAM JUST NEEDS GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT'S SIGNATURE.

HOUSE AND SENATE LAWMAKERS PASSED THE BILL ON FRIDAY.

IT GRANTS ACCESS TO **MIDDLE** INCOME FAMILIES.

RIGHT NOW - ONLY LOW-INCOME FAMILIES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS TO PAY PRIVATE SCHOOL TUITION. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL VOUCHERS-SOTVO


Katherine Oliver/ Parent - "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."

PUBLIC EDUCATION LEADERS SAY THIS TAKES MONEY FROM PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRX-VOTOPS


LOOK AROUND AND YOU'LL NOTICE CAPE CORAL IS LACKING ELECTRONIC BILLBOARDS.

BUT SOME PEOPLE IN THE CITY SAY THEY HOPE TO CHANGE THAT.

AND NOW A SANDHILL CRANE IS DEFYING THE ODDS AFTER BEING HIT BY AN IMPATIENT DRIVER.

HIS REMARKABLE RECOVERY COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) CAPE BILLBOARDS-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) BABY CRANE-VOTOPS


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TS2) CIRCLE K ROBBERY-TC MON VO


POLICE ARE INVESTIGATION ROBBERY AT A CIRCLE K IN FORT MYERS.

IT HAPPENED ON CLEVELAND AVENUE JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT.

POLICE TELL US ONE PERSON STORMED IN AND WALKED OUT WITH CASH.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF THIS IS RELATED ANY OF THE PAST ROBBERIES. HAPPENING IN THE LAST FEW DAYS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CIRCUS INVESTIGATION-TC MON VO


THIS MORNING WE'RE TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT WENT WRONG DURING A CIRCUS PERFORMANCE IN RHODE ISLAND.

OFFICIALS SAY THE EIGHT PERFORMERS ARE STILL IN THE HOSPITAL WITH INJURIES.

THE EIGHT WOMEN PLUMMETED 20 FEET OR MORE DURING A DARING ACT IN WHICH THEY DANGLE FROM THEIR HAIR.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A SNAPPED CLIP LIKELY CAUSED THE ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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SPARKS JOHNSON SENTENCING-VOWIPE


A COUPLE THAT PLED GUILTY TO FEDERAL CHILD PORN CHARGES -- GOT HIT WITH THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE.

ALAN JOHNSON AND JENNIFER SPARKS LEFT EVIDENCE OF THEIR CRIME ON A CELL PHONE.

SOMEONE FOUND THAT PHONE IN A SHOPPING CART AT THE CAPE CORAL WALMART.

A JUDGE SENTENCED JOHNSON TO FIFTY YEARS IN PRISON -- AND SPARKS TO THIRTY YEARS.

THE TWO APOLOGIZED IN COURT.

BUT EVEN SPARKS OWN ATTORNEY WASN'T BUYING IT. Return to index of stories...


SPARKS JOHNSON SENTENCING-SOTVO


burt stutchin/sparks' attorney: personally i believe she's still not capable of viewing her conduct in the appropriate light

THE COUPLE IS FACING SEPARATE STATE CHARGES.

JOHNSON PLEADED GUILTY AND WILL BE SENTENCED ON THOSE CHARGES LATER THIS MONTH.

SPARKS' CASE IS STILL PENDING. Return to index of stories...


BONITA SPRINGS CHILD PORN-OC, SS, OC


A BONITA SPRINGS MAN -- ACCUSED OF HAVING CHILD PORN -- COULD SPEND 30-YEARS IN PRISON.

THIS IS 41-YEAR-OLD DONNIE DERUITER.

A FEDERAL INDICTMENT SAYS INVESTIGATORS REMOVED TWO COMPUTER DRIVES AND A DVD FROM HIS HOME OFF JOLLY ROGER LANE.

DERUITER HAS BEEN IN AND OUT OF JAIL SEVERAL TIMES.

JUST LAST WEEK -- HE WAS ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE ELECTRONIC BILLBOARDS-BNR-OC


CAPE CORAL CITY COUNCIL SPENT HOURS TALKING ELECTRONIC BILLBOARDS.

RIGHT NOW-- THERE ARE NONE IN THE CAPE.

BUT THAT COULD SOON CHANGE.

AS NBC2'S ALEX DE ARMAS DISCOVERED -- THESE EARLY TALKS ARE ALREADY SPARKING OUTRAGE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE ELECTRONIC BILLBOARDS-trxPKG


NAT SOUND: "cars"

THE VIEW IN CAPE CORAL MAY BE GETTING BRIGHTER.

NAT SOUND: " cars"

CITY COUNCIL VOTED ON EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITY OF GETTING TWO ELECTRONIC BILLBOARDS LIKE THIS ONE.

NAT SOUND: 39:35-39:39 5 ayes 4 nays motion carries.

AFTER A CLOSE VOTE ---

Councilman John Carioscia, Cape Coral

35:36-35:39 "I think its a slipper slope."

AND ABOUT TWO HOURS OF DEBATE --

Councilman James Burch, Cape Coral

3:09-3:12 "This is a very tough decision and a very big decision."

COUNCIL IS MOVING FORWARD ON A PROPOSAL FIRST MADE 7 YEARS AGO.

Ed Bolter, General Manager, LAMAR Advertising

40:40-40:44 "we are finally, after an awful long time, moving in the right direction."

ED BOLTER WITH LAMAR ADVERTISING WANTS TO LEASE CITY LAND TO PUT UP THE BILLBOARDS.

ONE NEAR VETERANS AND DEL PRADO.

THE OTHER-AT THE END OF THE CAPE CORAL BRIDGE-ACROSS THE STREET FROM WHERE JIM WOW LIVES.

Jim Wow, Lives in Cape Coral

51:46-51:53 "We have enough accidents along this stretch of the road and something that would distract the drivers would not be a good idea."

WOW DOESN'T LIKE THE IDEA.

Jim Wow, Lives in Cape Coral

52:15-52:20 "We already have a nice entrance to the city and I think we would lose that. "

A CONCERN SHARED BY COUNCILMAN RICK WILLIAMS-WHO REMINDED COUNCIL THEY SPENT MONTHS TO PASS A CONTROVERSIAL ORDINANCE RESTRICTING SIGNS.

Councilman Rick Williams, Cape Coral

37:03-37:24

"… and here we are talking about putting two very bright, excuse the word, obnoxious signs at the entrance to the city. That will be flashing changing messages. "

LEGALLY-THE CITY NEEDS TO OPEN THIS POSSIBILITY TO DIFFERENT ADVERTISING COMPANIES.

THAT'S WHY COUNCIL ASKED THE CITY ATTORNEY AND MANGER TO CREATE A PROPOSAL COUNCIL CAN APPROVE -AND THEN PUT THE POSSIBILITY OUT ON THE STREETS.

Ed Bolter, General Manager, LAMAR Advertising

41:56-42:05 "To have seven months go by just to get a direction from the legal department for what direction we should go in seems kind of long."

BOLTER WITH LAMAR-SAYS THIS DOESN'T CHANGE THEIR PLANS JUST OPENS TODAY'S DECISION SPEEDS THINGS UP

IN CAPE CORAL ADA. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES NEIGHBOR DEATH-SS-VO-WIPE


A 500- THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND HAS BEEN SET FOR THE NAPLES MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING HIS NEIGHBOR AFTER A DECADE LONG FUED.

THE SHOOTING HAPPENED EARLY MONDAY MORNING ON HILLTOP DRIVE IN NORTH NAPLES, JUST EAST OF U-S 41.

DEPUTIES FOUND 41-YEAR OLD SERGEY CHURCHYGA DEAD.

THE SUSPECT--61-YEAR- OLD ROBERT MOULTON--- HIS NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR.

ACCORDING TO A REPORT-- MOULTON'S WIFE CALLED 911.

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

NEIGHBORS SAY THEY'VE WITNESSED THE ONGOING DISPUTE FIRST HAND. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES NEIGHBOR DEATH-SOTVO


Audrey Lardie--neighbor

3015 they picked on them constantly. constantly and they were hardworking people. they were gone all day. they didnt come home till 5 in the evening. everychance they got she would pick on them.

NEIGHBORS SAY CHEPCHUGOV TRIED TO GET A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST MOULTON-

BUT WAS TURNED DOWN BECUASE THERE WAS NO PHYISCAL VIOLENCE. Return to index of stories...


GUNS AND SCHOOLS-TRX VO


STATE LAWMAKERS DID *NOT* PASS A BILL TO ALLOW SOME SCHOOL EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS TO CARRY GUNS.

PROPONENTS SAY THE BILL WOULD HAVE HELPED IN THE EVENT OF AN ATTACK AT A SCHOOL.

THE BILL REQUIRED STAFF TO PASS LAW ENFORCEMENT OR MILITARY STYLE TRAINING.

IT COULD BE RE-INTRODUCED NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


SANDHILL CRANE HIT-VOWIPE


A BABY SANDHILL CRANE -- RUN OVER BY AN IMPATIENT DRIVER -- WILL BE RELEASED BACK INTO THE WILD THIS WEEK.

ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO --

THE CRANE AND HIS FAMILY WERE CROSSING THE STREET AT THIS WALMART IN PUNTA GORDA.

TRAFFIC STOPPED WAITING FOR THEM.

BUT WITNESSES SAY ONE DRIVER BECAME IMPATIENT - DROVE AROUND CARS - RAN OVER THE BABY SANDHILL AND TOOK OFF.

VETERINARIANS AT THE PEACE RIVER WILDLIFE CENTER REMOVED HIS SPLINT LAST WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


SANDHILL CRANE HIT-SOTVO


:10 Robin Jenkins, Peace River Wildlife Center "We're surprised how well he's doing actually… it was really shocking when he came in… we weren't really sure if he was going to survive."

THE PERSON WHO RAN WALLIE OVER HASN'T BEEN CAUGHT. Return to index of stories...


TOURISM RALLY-OTS-SS (2)


TAKING A LOOK AHEAD TO AN ISSUE VERY IMPORTANT TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TODAY THE LEE COUNTY VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAU IS HOLDING THE ANNUAL TEAM TOURISM TRAVEL RALLY DAY AT LAKES REGIONAL PARK IN FORT MYERS.

IT'S FROM 4 TO 7:00 O'CLOCK TONIGHT.

THE EVENT, WHICH INCLUDES FREE ADMISSION AND PRIZE GIVEAWAYS, SUPPORTS NATIONAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM WEEK.

IT CELEBRATES TOURISM'S IMPACT ON LOCAL BUSINESSES AND THE ECONOM,Y AND RECOGNIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY PROFESSIONALS.

IN 2013, 4 POINT 8 MILLION VISITORS SPENT AN ESTIMATED $2 POINT 7 BILLION IN LEE COUNTY.

AND IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW, ONE-IN-FIVE PEOPLE IN LEE COUNTY IS EMPLOYED BY TOURISM. Return to index of stories...


TORNADO VICTIM TEXT MOM GOODBYE-INTRO


AN ARKANSAS MAN WAS KILLED WHEN A DEVASTATING TORNADO RIPPED THROUGH HIS NEIGHBORHOOD LAST WEEK.

BUT BEFORE HE DIED HE TOOK THE TIME TO TELL HIS MOTHER GOODBYE.

JOSH BERRY HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


TORNADO VICTIM TEXT MOM GOODBYE-PKG


"First he said mama, I'm so scared."

ALL REGINA WOOD COULD THINK TO DO WAS TELL HER SON JEFFREY HUNTER HE WOULD BE OKAY.

"He knew how bad it was, he says it's going to be a direct hit."

FROM HER HOME IN BEEBE 20 MILES AWAY FROM HER SON IN VILONIA, REGINA COULD ONLY UPDATE JEFFREY THROUGH TEXT ON WHERE THE APRIL 27TH EF-4 TORNADO WAS HEADED.

IT WAS GOING STRAIGHT TOWARD JEFFREY AND HE KNEW IT, TELLING HIS MOM GOODBYE.

"I have a text on my phone as the tornado was hitting "Goodbye mama…I love you."

MINUTES LATER A FEW HOMES DOWN FROM JEFFREY ON CLOVER RIDGE DRIVE, LYMAN WATKINS HAD TO CRAWL OUT FROM THE CLOSET HE, HIS WIFE AND FIVE DOGS WERE HIDING IN.

"All you could hear was horns going off and people hollering help, help."

IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR WATKINS TO FIND SOMEONE.

"I made my way, he was at that house right there."

LYING THERE UNCONSCIOUS ON THE GROUND WAS REGINA'S SON. SHE HADN'T HEARD ANYTHING FROM HIM SINCE HIS LAST MESSAGE.

"I kept saying are you okay? Are you okay? Let me know. Let me know and no answer."

S/U: Jeffrey wasn't the only person killed in his Vilonia neighborhood. There are flags up for each one of the victims.

This one is Jeffrey's.

DESPITE, HOWEVER THE TERROR OF LOSING HER ONLY SON, REGINA IS COMFORTED IN THE THOUGHT THAT JEFFREY, IN THE MIDST OF PANIC AND FRIGHT, THOUGHT TO TELL HIS MOM GOODBYE.

"That was the most precious thing a son can do for a mother." Return to index of stories...


OREGON STATE FIRES ROBINSON-TRX-VO


OREGON STATE HAS FIRED MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH AND BROTHER-IN-LAW OF PRESIDENT OBAMA.

CRAIG ROBINSON COMPLETED HIS SIXTH SEASON AS COACH OF THE BEAVERS IN MARCH, COMPILING AN OVERALL RECORD OF 94-105; 39-69 IN PAC-12 GAMES.

THE BEAVERS NEVER MADE IT TO THE NCAA TOURNAMENT UNDER ROBINSON'S GUIDANCE.

THIS PAST SEASON ROBINSON'S TEAM WAS 16-16 AND 8-10 IN THE CONFERENCE.

O-S-U HASN'T WON AN NCAA TOURNAMENT GAME SINCE 1982. Return to index of stories...


NIGERIA PROTEST-OC VO


NEW RIGHT NOW.

WE'VE JUST LEARNED ARMED MEN IN VEHICLES ABDUCTED EIGHT MORE GIRLS FROM A VILLAGE IN NORTHEASTERN NIGERIA.

MEAN WHILE, THERE'S A GROWING SOCIAL MEDIA MOVEMENT TO BRING ATTENTION TO THE SHOCKING STORY.

MORE THAN 300 TEENAGE GIRLS, KIDNAPPED FROM THEIR SCHOOL LAST MONTH, AND LIKELY SOLD INTO MARRIAGE.

NIGERIA'S PRESIDENT SAID HIS ADMINISTRATION IS DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO FIND THEM.

PARENTS ARE DESPERATE FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO DO MORE.

THE HASH TAG "BRING HOME OUR GIRLS" HAS GONE VIRAL.

FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON AND CELEBRITIES LIKE AMY POEHLER AND MARY J BLIGE HAVE TAKEN TO TWITTER TO BRING ATTENTION TO THE KIDNAPPINGS Return to index of stories...


ORLANDO COMMUTER-VOTOPS


ALL NEW THIS MORNING--

CENTRAL FLORIDA'S NEW COMMUTER RAIL HAS EXCEEDED PASSENGER ESTIMATES, FORCING OFFICIALS TO RUN AN EXTRA TRAIN MID-DAY AND ADD SHUTTLE SERVICE TO TRAIN STATIONS.

SUNRAIL OFFICIALS SAY PASSENGER ESTIMATES FOR THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF OPERATION LATE LAST WEEK WERE MORE THAN 10,000 BOARDINGS EACH DAY - ABOUT TWICE THE NUMBER PREDICTED. Return to index of stories...


STARBUCKS SECRET MENU-OTS


STARBUCK'S USE OF THE SO-CALLED SECRET MENU SEEMS TO BE WORKING, PARTICULARLY WITH ITS YOUNGER CUSTOMERS.

CURRENT SECRET MENU FAVORITES INCLUDE A "COOKIE DOUGH FRAPPUCCINO", AND A SUPER- CAFFEINATED DRINK CALLED "LIQUID COCAINE".

THE BUZZ SPREADS OVER SOCIAL MEDIA. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS


A MCDONALDS' WORKER IN AMES, IOWA HAS HER OWN WAY OF CONNECTING WITH CUSTOMERS.

Hey Woo Iowa State University.

HER EXTREME MEASURES TO MAKE SOMEONE SMILE.

AND WHY HER CUSTOMERS ARE LOVIN IT!

PLUS--

WHY DID THE GATOR CROSS THE ROAD?

I WOULDN'T ASK THIS ONE, IF I WERE YOU! THE STORY, COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) MCDONALDS WORKER-SOTVO


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TZ4B) BIG GATOR-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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SINGING MCDONALDS WORKER-ON CAM


MCDONALD'S WORKER IN AMES, IOWA IS KNOWN FOR MAKING FAMILIES SMILE.

NOW SHE'S GETTING NOTICED BY MORE THAN CUSTOMERS.

VANESSA PENG HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


SINGING MCDONALDS WORKER-PKG


Hey Woo Iowa State University.

IF IT'S YOUR FIRST TIME DON'T BE ALARMED.

How you doin' gorgeous?

WHEN CLAUDIA MCMULLEN WORKS THE WINDOW AT THE AMES GOLDEN ARCHES --

Hickory park you're going to give me some of that smoked meat?

YOU'RE IN FOR MUCH MORE THAN A BURGER AND FRIES.

Hey! I loving' that smile today.

IF SHE DOESN'T GET THEM TO SMILE IN THE FIRST FIVE SECONDS SHE'LL FIND A WAY.

AND, THE HUMANS ARE LOVING' IT, TOO.

She makes us all giddy.

Reporter: What made you start doing that?

Well i was bored.

MCMULLEN'S LOVE FOR SMILES HAS LED TO A NATIONAL TITLE.

There are only 12 of them in the world.

SAY BUDABUBU TO AN OFFICIAL MCDONALD'S BRAND AMBASSADOR.

I'm representing what McDonald's stands for and that means happy people, happy faces, happy meals.

AND A BETTER DAY FOR CUSTOMERS WHO MAY HAVE STARTED OUT WITH A BAD ONE.

It brightened up my lunch.

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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.

"Extended stretch of dry weather"

It was a beautiful start to the week with blues skies and low humidity. Afternoon temperatures made it to 90° in town, and it looks like the heat will continue to build over the next few days. Rain prospects begin to increase slightly for the upcoming weekend.

Bright and sunny skies will take us through the late morning hours and temperatures will be quick to rise by mid day. Through the afternoon expect an abundance of sunshine and highs in the lower 90s. Humidity values stay relatively comfortable by May standards, but if you want to beat the heat head to the area beaches. Coastal spots will run a few degrees cooler as the west coast seabreeze kicks in during the day.

Mostly clear skies will prevail through the evening and temperatures will stay mild in the middle 60s.

High pressure remains in control of our weather for Wednesday, so plan on mostly to partly sunny skies each and every afternoon. Winds will continue to veer to the southeast pushing more moisture into Southwest Florida. Since humidity levels will be going up, overnight lows will be much milder as they settle into upper 60s to lower 70s by late in the week. During the day, afternoon temperatures will climb into the lower half of the 90s with mainly dry weather. Rain prospects look to go up slightly between 20-30% by the weekend as a few isolated showers develop along the seabreeze. Return to index of stories...


ASPRIN LIMITATIONS-PLASMA INTRO


A NEW WARNING TODAY FROM THE F-D-A ABOUT ASPIRIN.

THE DAILY DOSE MAY NOT BE FOR EVERYONE.

AND TAKING IT NEEDLESSLY MAY ACTUALLY PUT SOME PEOPLE AT RISK.

NBC'S TOM COSTELLO REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


ASPRIN LIMITATIONS-PKG


FOR YEARS, THANKS IN-PART TO HEAVY ADVERTISING, MANY AMERICANS HAVE BELIEVED ASPIRIN IS JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED TO PREVENT HEART DISEASE.

BUT LEADING DOCTORS HAVE LONG BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT PATIENTS WITHOUT HEART DISEASE TAKING AN ASPIRIN A DAY.

SOT

DR. EVA WAITE/MT. SINAI MEDICAL CTR: "I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THAT BECAUSE IT IS OVER-THE-COUNTER, IT HAS NO SIDE EFFECTS. AND WE'VE OFTEN SAID THAT IF ASPIRIN WERE INVENTED TODAY, IT WOULD BE MUCH MORE STRICTLY REGULATED BY THE FDA."

ASPIRIN THINS THE BLOOD.

IT ALSO CARRIES THE RISK OF BLEEDING IN BOTH THE BRAIN AND STOMACH.

TOM COSTELLO/NBC NEWS/BALTIMORE: "THE USE OF ASPIRIN AS STRICTLY A PREVENTIVE MEASURE HAS ALWAYS BEEN DOCTOR-DRIVEN. NOW, THE FDA IS REMINDING CONSUMERS THAT THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH TAKING ASPIRIN MUST BE CONSIDERED."

-A STUDY IN THE BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL "LANCET" FOUND IT WAS THE CAUSE OF GASTROINTESTINAL BLEEDING FOR ONE OUT OF EVERY 1,000 PATIENTS TREATED.

FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, BAYER ASPIRIN HAS BEEN SEEKING APPROVAL TO MARKET ASPIRIN AS A MEDICATION TO PREVENT HEART ATTACKS.

BUT THE FDA HAS REJECTED THE LATEST REQUEST, SAYING:

".THE DATA DO NOT SUPPORT THE USE OF ASPIRIN AS A PREVENTIVE MEDICATION BY PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT HAD A HEART ATTACK, STROKE OR CARDIOVASCULAR PROBLEMS."

DR. STEVEN NISSEN/CLEVELAND CLINIC CHIEF OF CARDIOLOGY: "IF YOU HAVE A LOW RISK OF A HEART ATTACK, YOU'RE NOT GONNA GET MUCH BENEFIT FROM THE ASPIRIN, BUT YOU WILL HAVE THE BLEEDING RISK."

ALL OF IT, CONFUSING TO 57-YEAR-OLD GWEN ELLIS.

WITH A FAMILY HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE, HER DOCTOR PRESCRIBED AN ASPIRIN A DAY.

SOT: ".JUST THE FACT TO TAKE ONE A DAY, ALONG WITH YOUR OTHER MEDICINE, IT HELPS TO THIN THE BLOOD."

TOM: "AND NOW?"

GWEN: "NOW THEY'RE SAYING YOU DON'T HAVE TO TAKE IT, SO WHO AM I TO BELIEVE, WHAT AM I TO BELIEVE?"

THE MAKERS OF BAYER ASPIRIN SAID TODAY CLINICAL TRIALS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY COULD CHANGE THE FDA'S THINKING.

BUT FOR NOW, DOCTORS SAY IF YOU'VE HAD A HEART ATTACK, KEEP TAKING ASPIRIN. IF YOU HAVEN'T, TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR. Return to index of stories...


BIG GATOR CROSS ROAD-TRX-VOTOPS


A SOUTH CAROLINA STATE REPRESENTATIVE ENCOUNTERED ONE OF NATURE'S SPEED BUMPS.

WENDELL GILLIARD SHARED THIS VIDEO OF A LARGE ALLIGATOR CROSSING THE ROAD IN FRONT OF HIS CAR.

THE ENCOUNTER HAPPENED WHILE HE WAS DRIVING BACK TO CHARLESTON FROM MYRTLE BEACH.

THE GATOR IS SEEN MOVING BACK AND FORTH ACROSS THE ROAD.

AFTER GOING ONE DIRECTION, IT PERFORMS AN ABOUT-FACE AND RETURNS TO A NEARBY BODY OF WATER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


NEW NUMBERS SHOW JUST HOW MUCH THE AIRLINES ARE MAKING OFF OF YOU IN BAGGAGE FEES.

WE'LL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT. STRAIGHT AHEAD.

PLUS--

A CONVICTED CRIMINAL NEVER HAD TO SERVE A SINGLE DAY OF HIS PRISON SENTENCE.

AND SHOCKINGLY, THIS HAS A *HAPPY* ENDING! Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) PRISON MISTAKE-VO


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TAKE STOCK SCHOLARSHIPS-OC VO


THIRTY TWO LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT PAYING FOR COLLEGE.

ALL 32 STUDENTS RECEIVED FULL-RIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO ANY STATE COLLEGE.

IT'S PART OF THE TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN PROGRAM.

STUDENTS TELL US THE SCHOLARSHIP GIVES THEM SOMETHING TO FOCUS ON THROUGHOUT HIGH SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


TAKE STOCK SCHOLARSHIPS-SOTVO


08:09:11 it's a big difference it kinda actually motivated me to go harder and score better with my grades bc knowing you have a future is like I have something to work for8:09:21

THE FOUNDATION FOR LEE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PAIRS STUDENTS FROM LOW-INCOME AND AT RISK BACKGROUNDS WITH MENTORS.

TO GET THE SCHOLARSHIP - STUDENTS HAVE TO MAINTAIN GOOD GRADES AND STAY DRUG AND CRIME FREE. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


CHANCES ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW SUFFERS FROM CHRONIC BACK PAIN.

IT CAN BE BOTH AGONIZING AND FRUSTRATING.

NOW PATIENTS MAY GET SOME ADDED RELIEF BY VISITING A ONE-STOP SPINE CENTER THAT TAKES AIM AT PAIN.

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


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF BACK PAIN CAN BE TIME-CONSUMING AND TROUBLESOME.

DR. DONNA LANTHIER/PHYSIATRIST

RUNS:

1:42 The first assessment is where's the pain coming from? Is it purely muscular, that physical therapy can help? Is it a disc problem? Is it a nerve problem? Quite often it's a combination of all three.

DR. DONNA LANTHIER IS A BONE, MUSCLE AND NERVE EXPERT WHO SERVES AS THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM'S NEW COMPREHENSIVE SPINE CENTER.

DR. DONNA LANTHIER/PHYSIATRIST

RUNS:

3:52 Our goal is to get people functional. Quite often we can't eliminate their pain, in some cases we can. But other times it's more of a management.

JOINING MULTIPLE SPECIALTIES INCLUDING PHYSICAL THERAPY, PAIN MANAGEMENT AND NEUROLOGY- THE TEAM-BASED APPROACH IS NOT DEPENDENT ON PRESCRIPTION MEDS.

DR. GENE MAHANEY/PAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

RUNS:

:50 We've been relying more on injections and other modalities such physical therapy, to bring people out of pain on a more consistent basis without relying on drugs.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

The Spine Center offers a one-stop shop. Patients can come here, get examined, diagnosed and walk away with a treatment plan. In one day, under one roof.

DR. DONNA LANTHIER/PHYSIATRIST

RUNS:

3:20 Myself, physical therapy, x-rays are available in this building, MRIs are available here. And then if needed, they can get the injections as well.

DR. GENE MAHANEY/PAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

RUNS:

1:40 Typically, what we'll do is localize the pain area, find an area of pain that seems to be the generator for that patient's specific pain and inject that with a combination of local anesthetics, steroids, other anti-inflammatories.

COMBINING THE TEAM APPROACH AND CONSERVATIVE TECHNIQUES IS A BIG STEP FORWARD IN LIBERATING PEOPLE FROM THEIR PAIN. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


BAGGAGE FEES-TRXVOTOPS


ALL THE BAGGAGE FEES WE HAVE TO PAY WHEN WE FLY ARE ADDING UP TO BIG BUCKS!

AIRLINES RAKED IN A WHOPPING 3-POINT-BILLION DOLLARS FROM THESE FEES ALONE IN 2013.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO NEW NUMBERS FROM THE BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION STATISTICS.

THE AGENCY REPORTS DELTA EARNED THE MOST MONEY FROM BAGGAGE FEES LAST YEAR-- 833-MILLION-DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


PANERA KIOSK-OC VO


PANERA BREAD IS REPLACING CASHIERS WITH KIOSKS.

THE CHAIN IS ADDING EIGHT ORDER KIOSKS PER RESTAURANT.

THE COMPANY SAYS GIVING THE CUSTOMER CONTROL OVER THE ORDER SHOULD IMPROVE ACCURACY.

CASHIERS WILL BECOME SERVERS. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINITE-INTRO


MIRANDA LAMBERT DOMINATES COUNTRY MUSIC.

USHER DROPS A NEW SINGLE.

AND GREGG ALLMAN ISN'T SIGNING OFF ON HIS BIOPIC.

HERE IS DAVE STEWART WITH TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINITE-PKG


NOMINATIONS ARE OUT FOR THIS YEAR'S C-M-T MUSIC AWARDS.AND MIRANDA LAMBERT WILL BE THE ARTIST TO WATCH.

SHE RACKED UP SIX NOMINATIONS. EDGING OUT LUKE BRYAN AND FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE FOR THE TOP SPOT.

LAMBERT EARNED TWO NODS FOR HER HIT SONG "AUTOMATIC" AND A TOTAL OF FOUR NOMINATIONS FOR DUETS WITH KEITH URBAN AND HUSBAND, BLAKE SHELTON.

LAMBERT HAS THREE SONGS IN THE RUNNING FOR THE COVETED VIDEO OF THE YEAR AWARD.

AND USHER FANS REJOICE -- THE WAIT FOR NEW MUSIC IS OVER!

THE SINGER DROPPED HIS LATEST SINGLE "GOOD KISSER" MONDAY.ALONG WITH A NEW MUSIC VIDEO.

IT FEATURES USHER'S SIGNATURE DANCING AND A HIDDEN TALENT -- DRUMMING.

USHER'S EIGHTH STUDIO ALBUM RELEASES LATER THIS YEAR.

SOMETHING THAT WON'T RELEASE ANYTIME SOON -- SINGER GREGG ALLMAN'S BIOPIC "MIDNIGHT RIDER."

ACCORDING TO VARIETY ALLMAN IS SUING TO STOP PRODUCTION OF THE FILM.

HE CLAIMS THE PRODUCTION COMPANY LOST ITS RIGHTS WHEN IT FAILED TO BEGIN FILMING BY THE END OF FEBRUARY.

THIS IS JUST THE LATEST PROBLEM PLAGUING THE FILM.FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF A CAMERA ASSISTANT.

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


CLAY AIKEN IN PRIMARY-TRXVOTOPS


IS SHOW TIME FOR CLAY AIKEN.

THE 2003 "AMERICAN IDOL" RUNNER-UP IS A DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE IN NORTH CAROLINA.

AND VOTERS ARE HITTING THE POLLS FOR PRIMARY DAY.

AIKEN FACES TWO CHALLENGERS IN THE RACE FOR THE SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.

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MAN LOST IN PRISON SYSTEM-VO


A MISSOURI MAN WON'T HAVE TO SERVE JAIL TIME --

BECAUSE THE PRISON SYSTEM ACCIDENTALLY FORGOT ABOUT HIM.

"MIKE" ANDERSON ROBBED A BURGER KING MORE THAN TEN YEARS AGO.

HE WAS CONVICTED.

BUT HIS CASE GOT LOST IN THE SYSTEM BECAUSE OF A CLERICAL ERROR.

HE WAS NEVER TOLD TO REPORT TO PRISON.

INSTEAD -- HE WENT ON WITH HIS LIFE.

HE RAISED THREE KIDS, OWNED THREE COMPANIES, COACHED A YOUTH FOOTBALL TEAM.

A JUDGE DECIDED ANDERSON WAS A CHANGED MAN --

AND THERE WAS NO REASON TO PUT HIM BEHIND BARS NOW. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO NOON TEASE-2-SHOT DESK


NBC 2 NEWS AT NOON IS NEXT!

HEATHER TURCO IS HERE WITH A PREVIEW. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM


NBC-2 IS GEARING UP FOR THE NEWS AT NOON STRAIGHT AHEAD-

INCREDIBLE VIDEO OUT OF COLORADO SHOWS THE MOMENTS AFTER A PLANE CRASHES STRAIGHT INTO A HOUSE.

SHOCKED NEIGHBORS GIVE THEIR EYE-WITNESS ACCOUNTS-

AND A NEW INGREDIANT TO CONTROL HEART DISEASE!

YOU DON'T HAVE TO SEE A DOCTOR TO GET A PRESCRIPTION.

HOW IT WORKS AND WHERE YOU CAN BUY IT. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) PLANE CRASHES INTO HOME-VOTOPS


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NOON TZB) GARLIC HEART-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2-SHOT DESK


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...