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TAMPA FIRE-TRX SOTVO TS1) TAMPA FIRE-TRIP ANIBOX
HL2) DUNBAR GUN-VOTOPS-TRX TS2) TRAFFIC LIGHT OUT-TRIP ANIBOX
HL3) WX HEADLINE-VOTOPS TS3) GUN TO DUNBAR HIGH-TRIP ANIBOX
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
CAPE TRAFFIC ALERT-2 SHOT MAP FLY CAPE CORAL HS FIGHT-PLASMA VO
CAPE TRAFFIC ALERT-REMLIVE CAPE CORAL HS FIGHT-SOTVO
CAPE TRAFFIC ALERT-VO MOULTON MURDER FOLLOW-OTS-SS-VO-WIPE
CAPE TRAFFIC ALERT-FSS MOULTON MURDER FOLLOW-SOTVO
CAPE TRAFFIC ALERT-REMLIVE TERRY MILLER RESIGNED-SS
TAMPA MURDER SUICIDE-2 SHOT ANIBOX SPEED ZONE ORDINANCE-VOWIPE
TAMPA MURDER SUICIDE-PKG SPEED ZONE ORDINANCE-SOTVO
TAMPA MURDER SUICIDE-TAG JOYCE MURPHY UPDATE-SS
GUN AT DUNBAR HIGH-TRX VO FL HOUSING CASH-TRX OC VO
GUN AT DUNBAR HIGH-SOTVO RUSTY BUCKET TONIGHT-TRX OC
HIGHWAY TROOPER KILLED FLAGS-trxSS,VO FL SCUFFLE-OC VO
NIGERIA OUTCRY-PLASMA VO MONICA LEWINSKY VANITY FAIR-INTRO
NIGERIA OUTCRY-PKG MONICA LEWINSKY VANITY FAIR-PKG
BOATING SAFETY-EBOX-FLY DOGGY DOOR BANDIT-OC-VO
BOATING SAFETY-SOTVO PANTY THIEF -VOTOPS
ARCADIA DOG SHOT-OC SS COSTA CONCORDIA PROBLEMS-OC VO
BONITA IS GROWING-OC VO POACHED REDWOODS-OC VO
VA CONTROVERSY-INTRO TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS
VA CONTROVERSY-PKG TZ4A) POLICE HIT DRIVER-VOWIPE
SOUTH KOREA FERRY HEAD-OC VO TZ4B) DAD ROLLER COASTER-VOTOPS
CIRCUS NEWSER-VO WEATHER TEASE-STC
CAPE CANDLELIGHT CEREMONY-OC-SS DAVE LIVE-TOSS
ELECTION WORKERS NEEDED-OC-SS SAY YES TO THE PROM-ON CAM
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT SAY YES TO THE PROM-PKG
TZ1A) COLLIER DAS CLASS-VOTOPS-TRX WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
TZ1B) SAMMY WATKINS-VOTOPS WEATHER-WX WALL
WEATHER-STC POLICE CAUGHT ON CAM HITTING DRIVER-ON CAM
CO TORNADO AND HAIL-TRXVOTOPS POLICE CAUGHT ON CAM HITTING DRIVER-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP MILLION MILE AWARDS-VO-WIPE
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL MILLION MILE AWARDS-SOTVO
COLLIER DAS CLASS-NATSVO DAD BUILDS ROLLER COASTER IN BACK YARD-OC VO
COLLIER DAS CLASS-SOTVO DAD BUILDS ROLLER COASTER IN BACK YARD-SOTVO
MACHETE ATTACK-OC,SS,VO MOMS NIGHT OUT-FSSTOPS
MACHETE ATTACK-SOT SS TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS-TRX OTS OC TZ5A) SALSA DANCING KIDS-VO
KASHI WHOLE GRAINS-TRX OTS OC TRACKS & TRAILS UPDATE-VOWIPE
NFL DRAFT TONIGHT-TRX OC VO TRACKS & TRAILS UPDATE-SOTVO
NFL DRAFT TONIGHT-nats sot HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
NFL DRAFT TONIGHT-OC SOT OC HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
TARGET DATA BREACH-OC SS MATCH MADE SCHOLARSHIP-TRXVOTOPS
OBAMACARE GRILLING-OTS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
BIKE OR WALK TO WORK-VOTOPS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
TEASE TWO-TRXSOTVO TV STUDIO FIGHT-OC VO
TZ2A) CAR INTRO CROWD-SOTVO TEACHER BREAKS UP FIGHT WITH BROOM-OC VO
TZ2B) SERIAL POOPER-VOTOPS TEACHER BREAKS UP FIGHT WITH BROOM-SOTVO
CAR INTO CROWD-TRXSOTVO SALSA DANCING KIDS-TRXVOTOPS
TX SERIAL POOPER-INTRO NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT
TX SERIAL POOPER-PKG NOON TZB) HOSPITAL GERMS-VO TOPS
TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS NOON TZC) EYE SPANX-VO TOPS
TZ3A) CAPE CORAL FIGHT-VOTOPS CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA
TZ3B) MONICA LEWINSKY-VOTOPS  


TAMPA FIRE-TRX SOTVO


Caller: Oh my god, this is so bad. I was walking my dogs and the house just exploded."

A MASSIVE FIRE RIPS THROUGH A TAMPA MANSION.

FOUR BODIES FOUND INSIDE.

THE OWNER. IS FAMOUS.

WE'VE GOT THE NEWEST INFORMATION ON THIS ONE COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


HL2) DUNBAR GUN-VOTOPS-TRX


PLUS PACKING HEAT ON CAMPUS.

A STUDENT IS ARRESTED AT DUNBAR HIGH, ACCUSED OF BRINGING A GUN TO SCHOOL.

SEE HOW THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS RESPONDING. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WX HEADLINE-VOTOPS


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


NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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CAPE TRAFFIC ALERT-2 SHOT MAP FLY


N-B-C-2 IS GETTING YOU UP TO SPEED ON A TRAFFIC ALERT IN CAPE CORAL.

A CRASH THERE KNOCKED A TRAFFIC SIGNAL.

DETOURS ARE IN PLACE UNTIL WORKERS REPAIR IT.

GEORGE SOLIS IS LIVE FROM CHIQUITA BOULEVARD AND PINE ISLAND ROAD TO EXPLAIN WHAT'S HAPPENING. Return to index of stories...


CAPE TRAFFIC ALERT-REMLIVE


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CAPE TRAFFIC ALERT-VO


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CAPE TRAFFIC ALERT-FSS


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CAPE TRAFFIC ALERT-REMLIVE


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TAMPA MURDER SUICIDE-2 SHOT ANIBOX


DEVELOPING FROM TAMPA.

RIGHT NOW FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING THROUGH WHAT'S LEFT OF A HOME OWNED BY TENNIS STAR JAMES BLAKE.

AFTER IT BURNED TO THE GROUND, RESCUE CREWS DISCOVERED FOUR BODIES INSIDE THE MILLION DOLLAR HOME.

THEY ALSO FOUND FIREWORKS INSIDE.

MICHAELA PEREIRA HAS THE 9-1-1 CALL. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA MURDER SUICIDE-PKG


FOUR BODIES DISCOVERED AFTER A MASSIVE BLAZE ENGULFED FORMER TENNIS STAR JAMES BLAKE'S MULTI MILLION DOLLAR FLORIDA HOME.

Caller: Oh my god, this is so bad. I was walking my dogs and the house just exploded."

A PANICKED NEIGHBOR CALLED 911 AFTER SEEING THE HOUSE GO UP IN FLAMES.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE FIRE WAS INTENTIONALLY SET AND FOUR BODIES WERE APPARENTLY A FAMILY - TWO ADULTS AND TWO TEENAGERS

Caller: Oh my god!

Dispatcher: Calm down and take a deep breath, okay? I know it's hard.

Caller: It's just so horrible. I was walking by as it was exploding."

THE ADULTS WERE FOUND IN ONE BEDROOM AND THE TEENS WERE IN SEPARATE BEDROOMS.

AUTHORITIES SAY IDENTIFYING THE BODIES WILL TAKE SEVERAL DAYS… COMMERCIAL FIREWORKS WERE ALSO FOUND IN THE HOME, ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS.

Dispatcher: Do you see flames and smoke?

Caller: Yes! The house is engulfed in flames ma'am.

TWO OF THE BODIES HAD UPPER BODY TRAUMA.

POLICE SAY THEY ARE CONSIDERING MURDER SUICIDE AS A POSSIBILITY BUT CAUTION THAT THE INVESTIGATION IS STILL ON GOING

"We are continuing to process the scene and this probably will take several days." Return to index of stories...


TAMPA MURDER SUICIDE-TAG


THAT WAS MICHAELA PEREIRA REPORTING.

A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS JAMES BLAKE WASN'T THERE AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE.

HE RENTED THE HOME TO A FAMILY OF FOUR. Return to index of stories...


GUN AT DUNBAR HIGH-TRX VO


NEW DETAILS IN THE CASE OF STUDENT BRINGING A GUN TO DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL.

WE HAVE LEARNED THE STUDENT'S NAME IS SHARONE ELLIS.

HE IS 15 YEARS OLD.

ACCORDING TO THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORT, ELLIS CLAIMS HE BROUGHT THE GUN TO SCHOOL AND ANOTHER STUDENT STOLE IT FROM HIM.

ELLIS TOLD DEPUTIES THAT HE HAD TAKEN IT FROM HIS MOTHER'S BOYFRIEND.

DETECTIVE WENT TO ELLIS'S HOME.

HIS MOTHER TOLD AUTHORITIES HER SON LIED TO GET ATTENTION.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, DEPUTIES INTERVIEWED ANOTHER PERSON, WHO SAYS THEY SAW THE GUN IN ELLIS'S BOOKBAG DURING LUNCH.

INVESTIGATORS NEVER FOUND THE WEAPON, BUT ARRESTED SHARONE ELLIS ON

PROBABLE CAUSE. Return to index of stories...


GUN AT DUNBAR HIGH-SOTVO


anything could have happened, anything could have gone completely wrong

THE PRINCIPAL SAYS STUDENTS WERE NEVER IN DANGER.

THE DISTRICT SAYS THERE IS NO EVIDENCE TO SUGGEST THAT THE STUDENT THAT BROUGHT THE WEAPON TO SCHOOL INTENDED TO USE IT. Return to index of stories...


HIGHWAY TROOPER KILLED FLAGS-trxSS,VO


NEW THIS MORNING--

THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL WILL FLY THEIR FLAGS AT HALF STAFF

IN HONOR OF TROOPER CHELSEA RICHARD WHO DIED IN A TRAFFIC PILE-.UP SATURDAY --

ACCORDING TO REPORTS, THE DRIVER OF A PICK-UP TRUCK PLOWED INTO A SCENE SHE WAS COVERING ALONG I-75 IN CENTRAL FLORIDA.

A TOW TRUCK DRIVER ALSO DIED --

A THIRD PERSON STANDING NEAR THE CRASH WAS INJURED. Return to index of stories...


NIGERIA OUTCRY-PLASMA VO


TODAY MORE COUNTRIES ARE OFFFERING TO HELP FIND HUNDREDS OF MISSING NIGERIAN GIRLS.

TIMING IS CRITICAL BECAUSE THE GIRLS COULD BE SOLD INTO SLAVERY OR FORCED INTO MARRIAGE.

AS ANDREW SPENCER SHOWS US, FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA IS NOW INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...


NIGERIA OUTCRY-PKG


FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA HOLDS A SIGN WITH THE HASHTAG, "BRING BACK OUR GIRLS" -- AN OUTCRY ECHOED BY MANY AFTER GUNMEN FROM BOKO HARAM OVERPOWERED GUARDS AT AN ALL-GIRLS SCHOOL IN NIGERIA, KIDNAPPING HUNDREDS OF TEENAGE GIRLS.

AMONG THOSE SPEAKING OUT IS MALALA YOUSAFZAI, A PAKISTANI GIRL WHO BECAME AN INTERNATIONAL ICON FOR GIRLS' EDUCATION RIGHTS WHEN GUNMEN STORMED HER SCHOOL BUS AND TRIED BUT FAILED TO SILENCE HER.

"Boko Haram is - they are extremists and they don't really understand Islam."

"How can they deny this fact that Islam gives a message to us, that you should go and get knowledge and get education?"

"WE MUST BRING BACK OUR GIRLS," HER FUND'S WEBSITE READS, "AND SUPPORT NIGERIANS WORKING EVERY DAY TO CREATE CHANGE."

THE U-S STATE DEPARTMENT SAY IT'S SENDING TEAMS TO NIGERIA TO HELP WITH THE SEARCH.

"Obviously, this is in the interest of the Nigerian government to accept every aspect of our assistance. They conveyed that they were willing to do that."

AMID DEMONSTRATIONS, THERE HAS BEEN HEAVY CRITICISM OF NIGERIAN PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN FOR NOT SEEKING INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE SOONER.

FORMER C-I-A DIRECTOR MICHAEL HAYDEN WARNS THAT ASSISTANCE HAS A PRICE.

"Boko Haram is local. And now, we're making a choice -- I think it's right, but it carries consequences. We are putting an American face on opposition to Boko Haram."

"Again, I think it's the right thing to do, but I can see why we had been hesitant to do it up to now."

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


BOATING SAFETY-EBOX-FLY


TWO BOAT WRECKS ON THE WATER IN LEE COUNTY ON THE SAME DAY.

AND WE'VE LEARNED BOTH WERE CAUSED BY INEXPERIENCED DRIVERS.

WE WENT OUT ON THE WATER WITH A SANIBEL COUPLE.

THEY TOOK US CLOSE TO WHERE F-W-C SAYS A FIRST TIME DRIVER UNDERESTIMATED A WAKE --

AND ENDED UP IN THE HOSPITAL.

THE COUPLE SAYS THEY SEE INEXPERIENCED BOATERS ON THE WATER OFTEN. Return to index of stories...


BOATING SAFETY-SOTVO


Lori Kustritz

15:16-15:23 "We try to stay away from them as much as possible because then they can put our boat in danger and the people on our boat in danger."

IN FLORIDA YOU DON'T NEED A BOATER'S LICENSE.

BUT ANYONE BORN AFTER 1988 IS REQUIRED TO TAKE A BOAT SAFETY COURSE ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


ARCADIA DOG SHOT-OC SS


A DOG IS RECOVERING TODAY -- AFTER SOMEONE SHOT IT IN ARCADIA.

THE POINTER-MIX WAS FOUND WITH A BULLET IN HIS LEG --

AND TAKEN TO THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY.

HE'S CURRENTLY RECOVERING IN A FOSTER HOME.

THERE HAVE BEEN NO ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


BONITA IS GROWING-OC VO


THE HYATT REGENCY COCONUT POINT RESORT IS NOW PART OF BONITA SPRINGS.

CITY COUNCIL APPROVED IT LAST NIGHT.

ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE DAILY NEWS. THE ANNEXATION SHOULD BRING AN ADDITIONAL 17-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN TAX REVENUE TO THE CITY'S BUDGET.

BONITA LEADERS ARE ALSO BRINGING THE HISTORIC WEEKS FISH CAMP INTO THE CITY LIMITS.

THE PROPERTY WILL BECOME THE ESTERO BAY MARINA & RESTAURANT ON COCONUT ROAD. Return to index of stories...


VA CONTROVERSY-INTRO


VETERANS ARE CALLING FOR THE RESIGNATION OF THE HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFAFIRS AMID ALLEGATIONS THAT THE V-A MADE SOME VETS WAIT SO LONG TO SEE A DOCTOR, THEY DIED.

TRACIE POTTS IS FOLLOWING THE STORY FROM WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


VA CONTROVERSY-PKG


WHISTLEBLOWERS CLAIM THOUSANDS OF APPOINTMENT REQUESTS WERE DIVERTED TO A SECRET LIST, TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE. AND THAT AS INVESTIGATORS WERE CLOSING IN, SOME OF THOSE RECORDS WERE DESTROYED.

"I am angry."

BUT HE'S NOT GIVING UP HIS JOB - NOT YET.

Texas:19-:24

"General Shinseki's time as Secretary of Veterans Affairs has come to an end and he needs to to step down,"

VA CHIEF ERIC SHINSEKI SAYS HE'LL AWAIT RESULTS OF AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION.

entire exchange time

"Will you resign?"

"I would say I serve at the pleasure of the President."

"The President remains confident in Secretary Shinseki's ability to lead the department."

THE INSPECTOR GENERAL IS LOOKING INTO ALLEGATIONS THAT AS MANY AS 40 VETERANS DIED WAITING UP TO A YEAR AND A HALF FOR APPOINTMENTS AT THE VA HOSPITAL IN PHOENIX.

"You have to break through, do a full frontal assault in order to get an appointment."

"I do not have the 40 cases that the allegations centered around."

THERE ARE ALSO ALLEGATIONS IN TEXAS AND COLORADO.

"It's just absolutely infuriating, because to have your son survive three combat tours to come home to be treated like this."

audio outcue: Tracie Potts, NBC News, WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


SOUTH KOREA FERRY HEAD-OC VO


THE HEAD OF THE COMPANY THAT OWNED THE FERRY THAT SANK OFF SOUTH KOREA'S COAST HAS BEEN DETAINED.

AUTHORITIES BELIEVE OVERLOADING AND IMPROPER STOWAGE OF CARGO MAY BE REASONS FOR THE FERRY SINKING.

MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE ON BOARD DIED OR ARE MISSING.

FOUR EMPLOYEES AT THE COMPANY THAT OWNED THE FERRY HAVE ALREADY BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


CIRCUS NEWSER-VO


THE RINGLING BROTHERS AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS IS IN HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT PREPARING FOR THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE SINCE SUNDAY'S ACCIDENT.

THEY'LL GIVE AN UPDATE ON THE ACCIDENT --

AND THE CONDITIONS OF THE 8 WOMEN WHO FELL TO THE GROUND.

AT LEAST ONE OF THE ACROBATS VOWS TO RETURN TO THE SHOW. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CANDLELIGHT CEREMONY-OC-SS


A SPECIAL CEREMONY IS TAKING PLACE THIS EVENING IN CAPE CORAL.

IT'S THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT'S ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT CEREMONY.

IT'S SET FOR 7:00PM AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS.

THE CEREMONY IS AIMED AT REMEMBERING LOVED ONES WHO HAVE PASSED.

SURVIVORS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE WHERE THEY WILL DISPLAY A PHOTO OF THEIR LOVED ONES.

IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING TO HONOR A LOST LOVED ONE, YOU'RE ASKED TO BRING A FRAMED PICTURE. Return to index of stories...


ELECTION WORKERS NEEDED-OC-SS


AS WE LOOK AHEAD TO THE AUGUST AND NOVEMBER ELECTIONS--

THE LEE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE NEEDS POLL WORKERS TO WORK THE AUGUST 26TH PRIMARY AND NOVEMBER 4TH GENERAL ELECTIONS.

POLL WORKERS GET PAID!

ORIENTATION CLASSES START TODAY AND RUN EVERY THURSDAY THROUGH JULY AT THE LEE COUNTY ELECTIONS CENTER IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


40 DOLLARS FOR FOUR HOURS.

STRAIGHT WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT THE NEW WAY ANIMAL SERVICES IS CRACKING DOWN ON CRUELTY.

AND IT'S A BIG DAY FOR ONE SOUTH FORT MYERS GRAD.

ALL EYES WILL BE ON HIM TONIGHT AS ANXIOUSLY WAITS HIS FATE IN THE N-F-L. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) COLLIER DAS CLASS-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1B) SAMMY WATKINS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


CO TORNADO AND HAIL-TRXVOTOPS


CHECK THIS OUT--

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ERUPTED OVER NORTHEAST COLORADO WEDNESDAY SPAWNING TORNADOES AND HAIL.

A SMALL ROPE TORNADO WAS SEEN NEAR AKRON. THAT'S ABOUT 2 HOURS FROM DENVER.

A LARGE LAND SPOUT TORNADO WAS ALSO SPOTTED.

AND QUARTER-SIZE HAIL FELL IN AND AROUND AKRON. 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.

MORE HEAT ON THE WAY

It was a sun-filled and warm Wednesday across Southwest Florida, with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Expect quiet conditions again this evening, with temps falling into the 80s. Overnight lows will be in the upper 60s.

More heat is on the way for Thursday. We'll again see plenty of sun and highs climbing into the upper 80s to low 90s. A sea breeze will once again develop, keeping coastal areas cooler.

A touch more moisture enters the area on Friday, bringing more humidity and partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the low 90s.

Mother's Day weekend still looks good. We'll see partly cloudy skies both days with highs in the upper 80s. An isolated shower will be possible both days, but most areas should stay dry.

We start next week with plenty of warmth and humidity, with temps holding in the upper 80s to low 90s. An isolated shower will be possible on Monday.

Rain chances will increase by midweek as our next storm system enters the region, bringing a good chance of showers and storms Tuesday into Wednesday. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER DAS CLASS-NATSVO


COLLIER COUNTY FIGHTING ANIMAL ABUSE WITH EDUCATION.

dog barking

ANYONE IN THE COUNTY CITED FROM ANIMAL SERVICES --

CAN FORGO THE FINE WITH A MONTHLY COURSE.

WE SAT IN ON A COURSE.

IT TEACHES PET OWNERS HOW TO PROPERLY CARE FOR THEIR PET. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER DAS CLASS-SOTVO


"i love animals, i got five dogs. all my tags are up to date. i spend 3-4 thousand dollars a year on my animals."

32:15-32:18

"they told me i had to attend this class to avoid these citations."

THE CLASS COSTS OFFENDERS 40 DOLLARS -- AND FOUR HOURS OF THEIR TIME.

NO MATTER THE SEVERITY -- OWNERS CAN TAKE THE CLASS ONCE A YEAR TO WAIVE THE CITATION FEES.

AND ONLY TWO TIMES IN THEIR LIFE TIME. Return to index of stories...


MACHETE ATTACK-OC,SS,VO


THREATENED WITH A MACHETE IN THEIR FRONT YARD.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED CHRISTOPHER ROSARIO.

THEY SAY HE GOT INTO IT WITH HIS NEIGHBORS OFF PARKER AVENUE.

THEY CONFRONTED HIM ABOUT HIS DOGS CONSTANTLY BARKING AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT- THATS WHEN ROSARIO BECAME IRATE.

GRABBED A MACHETE.

AND THREATENED HIS NEIGHBORS. Return to index of stories...


MACHETE ATTACK-SOT SS


wow I didn't think they were that kind of people. Its real

quiet here- yea my kids have actually gone over there and played with

their kids.

I had no idea they'd do something like that.

ROSARIO IS CHARGED WITH ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON. Return to index of stories...


UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS-TRX OTS OC


NEW THIS MORNING.

SOME GOOD NEWS ON THE JOB FRONT.

UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS ARE GOING DOWN.

THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS APPLYING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FELL BY 26-THOUSAND LAST WEEK.

THE DROP FOLLOWED TWO WEEKS OF INCREASES.

THE NEW NUMBERS ARE THE LATEST SIGN THAT THE JOB MARKET IS LOOKING UP. Return to index of stories...


KASHI WHOLE GRAINS-TRX OTS OC


NOW TO AN NBC2 CONSUMER ALERT --

A BREAKFAST CEREAL HEAVILY ADVERTISED AS "ALL NATURAL" WILL NOW HAVE NEW LABELING.

KELLOGG'S SAYS IT WILL NO LONGER USE THE TERM "ALL NATURAL" OR "NOTHING ARTICIFICAL" IN ITS BRANDING OF KASHI PRODUCTS.

THE CHANGE IS IN RESPONSE TO A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT.

KELLOGG'S WILL ALSO PAY 5 MILLION DOLLARS TO SETTLE THE SUIT.

THE LAWSUIT ACCUSED KELLOGGS OF USING THOSE PHRASES ON KASHI PRODUCTS WHEN IN FACT THERE WERE SYNTHETIC AND ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS USED. Return to index of stories...


NFL DRAFT TONIGHT-TRX OC VO


TONIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY.THE 79-TH ANNUAL NFL PLAYER DRAFT GETS UNDERWAY.

SOUTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL GRAD SAMMY WATKINS WILL LIKELY BE TAKEN IN THE FIRST 5 PICKS.

LAST NIGHT, WATKINS AND SOME OF THE OTHER FUTURE STARS OF THE NFL, HAD SOME FUN ON THE JIMMY FALLON SHOW. Return to index of stories...


NFL DRAFT TONIGHT-nats sot


NAT SOUND FROM FALLON Return to index of stories...


NFL DRAFT TONIGHT-OC SOT OC


AND IN A RECENT INTERVIEW SAMMY SOUNDS READY TO MAKE HIS A MARK IN THE NFL.

WE WON'T KNOW HIS NEW TEAM UNTIL TONIGHT.BUT WE DO KNOW THAT SAMMY WATKINS HAS SIGNED AN ENDORSEMENT DEAL WITH ADIDAS.

HE WILL BE IN THE GREEN ROOM AT RADIO CITY WITH HIS MOM AND STEP DAD. Return to index of stories...


TARGET DATA BREACH-OC SS


POLICE IN AUSTIN ARE BACKTRACKING THIS MORNING --

AFTER THEY ARRESTED A MAN SUSPECTED IN THE MASSIVE TARGET DATA BREACH.

POLICE INITIALLY LINKED 40-YEAR-OLD GUO XING CHEN TO THE 2013 SECURITY BREACH --

THAT COMPROMISED SOME 111-MILLION TARGET CUSTOMERS.

*NOW POLICE SAY THEY DON'T THINK HE WAS INVOLVED.

HE *IS CONNECTED TO STOLEN CREDIT CARDS AND HAS A WARRANT OUT FOR HIS ARREST IN ARKANSAS. Return to index of stories...


OBAMACARE GRILLING-OTS


TODAY HEALTHCARE WILL BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT.

THE PRESIDENT'S NOMINEE TO LEAD HEALTH AND HUMANS SERVICES GOES THROUGH SENATE CONFIRMATIN.

SYLVIA BURWELL WILL LIKELY FACE A SLEW OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

SHE'S IN LINE TO REPLACE KATHLEEN SEBELIUS.

BURWELL CURRENTLY IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET. Return to index of stories...


BIKE OR WALK TO WORK-VOTOPS


LOOKING AHEAD--

THE CENSUS BUREAU WILL RELEASE A REPORT ON BICYCLING AND WALKING TO WORK

AHEAD OF THE START OF NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK WEEK, STUDIES SHOW THAT LEVELS OF OBESITY, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND DIABETES ARE LOWER IN CITIES WHERE A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF COMMUTERS BIKE OR WALK TO WORK. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-TRXSOTVO


thats when the other dude came up and punched him in the face and that's when the car went up on the medium over there

CAUGHT ON CAMERA--

A CAR BARRELS RIGHT THROUGH A MURDER SCENE.

BYSTANDERS HAVE ONLY SECONDS TO GET AWAY.

PLUS--

INVESTIGATORS IN HOUSTON SAY THEY WON'T "WASTE" ANY TIME LOOKING FOR MAN WHO THEY SAY IS DEFECATING ALL OVER A NEIGHBORHOOD. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) CAR INTRO CROWD-SOTVO


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TZ2B) SERIAL POOPER-VOTOPS


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CAR INTO CROWD-TRXSOTVO


"I'm not, boss. I'm not."

"Stop resisting."

"I'm not. I'm not. I'm not."

CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

A DRIVER BARRELS INTO A CROWD OF PEOPLE IN HOUSTON.

YOU CAN SEE POLICE CARS AND CRIME SCENE TAPE UP AT A MURDER INVESTIGATION --

AND A BUNCH OF PEOPLE STANDING AROUND AS THE DRIVER COMES CRASHING THROUGH.

YOU CAN SEE AS THEY TRY TO DIVE AWAY. TRYING NOT TO GET HIT.

THEN THE DRIVER IS SEEN ON CAMERA TRYING TO MAKE A GETAWAY.

POLICE WRESTLED HIM TO THE GROUND. Return to index of stories...


TX SERIAL POOPER-INTRO


ALSO IN HOUSTON POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN CAUGHT ON CAMERA DOING SOMETHING YOU'D EXPECT FROM A DOG.

JENNIFER BAUER TALKED TO NEIGHBORS WHO ARE TIRED OF THE GUY RELIEVING HIMSELF ON THEIR PROPERTY. Return to index of stories...


TX SERIAL POOPER-PKG


THE MAN SEEN IN THESE SURVEILLANCE PICTURES IS SOMEONE DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR.

HE'S ACCUSED OF COMMITTING A STRANGE CRIME.ONE THAT HAS PEOPLE IN THIS WOODLAND HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD GROSSED OUT.

POLICE SAY HE'S BEEN REPEATEDLY GOING TO THE BATHROOM IN PEOPLE'S FRONT YARDS.

LEAVING BEHIND A STINKY MESS FOR HOMEOWNERS TO CLEAN UP.

HE'S HIT ONE HOME ON BYRNE STREET SIX TIMES.

HE'S HIT OTHERS TOO.

"It's definitely not a nice thing to do to people, going to the bathroom in their driveway is not nice."

"This is our neighborhood, whatever people might think should go on around here - pooping is not okay."

THE TOPIC MAKES RESIDENTS CHUCKLE.BUT CONSTABLE DEPUTIES WITH PRECINCT ONE AREN'T LAUGHING.

IN FACT, THEY'RE ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR HIM.

HE STRIKES AT NIGHT OR EARLY IN THE MORNING.

ONE HOMEOWNER SET UP A CAMERA IN A TREE TO TRY AND CATCH HIM.

THESE ARE THE IMAGES SHE RECORDED.

IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY.IN THE UPPER LEFT CORNER.THOSE WHITE THINGS ARE PIECES OF PAPER TOWEL.

ONE HOMEOWNER TELLS LOCAL 2 HE BRINGS THEM ALONG TO CLEAN HIMSELF UP--THEN LEAVES THEM BEHIND ON THE SIDEWALK.

RESIDENTS WHO KEEP WAKING UP TO THIS MESS ARE FED UP.

SO IS EVERYONE.

"We don't want that happening. We don't want dogs pooping in our yards why would we want a human pooping? It is very strange though." Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS


FISTS FLY IN CAPE CORAL. JUST FEET FROM A MIDDLE SCHOOL.

THE VIDEO HAS GONE VIRAL --

AND YOU WON'T BELIEVE THE ROLE ONE OF THE TEEN'S PARENTS PLAYED.

IT WAS AN AFFAIR THAT ROCKED THE NATION.

MONICA LEWINSKY'S PIECE IN VANITY FAIR HITS NEWS STANDS TODAY.

HEAR WHAT SHE'S SAYING ABOUT HER SCANDELOUS PAST. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) CAPE CORAL FIGHT-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) MONICA LEWINSKY-VOTOPS


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TS1) TAMPA FIRE-TRIP ANIBOX


RUNNING DOWN YOUR TOP STORIES AT NOON--

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE SOMEONE *INTENTIONALLY SET THIS MANSION IN TAMPA ON FIRE.

FIREFIGHTERS FOUND THE BODIES OF TWO ADULTS AND TWO TEENS INSIDE.

FORMER TENNIS PRO JAMES BLAKE OWNS THE HOME --

HE WASN'T THERE AT THE TIME. Return to index of stories...


TS2) TRAFFIC LIGHT OUT-TRIP ANIBOX


A CRASH AT THE INTERSECTION OF CHIQUITA BOULEVARD AND PINE ISLAND ROAD KNOCKED OUT TRAFFIC SIGNALS

RIGHT NOW -- NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND LANES OF CHIQUITA BOULEVARD ARE BLOCKED OFF.

DETOURS ARE AT SOUTHWEST 4TH STREET AND SOUTHWEST 6TH TERRACE.

THE LIGHT SHOULD BE FIXED BY THE EVENING RUSH HOUR. Return to index of stories...


TS3) GUN TO DUNBAR HIGH-TRIP ANIBOX


WITHIN THE LAST 30 MINUTES WE LEARNED THE NAME OF THE DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ACCUSED OF BRINGING A GUN ON CAMPUS.

POLICE ARRESTED 15-YEAR-OLD SHARONE ELLIS.

POLICE SAY HE GOT THE GUN FROM HIS MOTHER'S BOYFRIEND.

AND BROUGHT IT TO SCHOOL.

ELLIS CLAIMS ANOTHER STUDENT STOLE IT FROM HIM.

POLICE DIDN'T FIND THE GUN. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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CAPE CORAL HS FIGHT-PLASMA VO


HERE IS VIDEO THAT'S GONE VIRAL ON THE INTERNET.

IT SHOWS TWO YOUNG CAPE CORAL GIRLS FIGHTING OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL.

POLICE SAY THIS SCUFFLE HAPPENED MONDAY AFTERNOON.

THE PARENTS OF THE GIRL YOU SEE ON THE GROUND TOLD US IT HAPPENED TWENTY FEET OUTSIDE THE GATES OF GULF MIDDLE SCHOOL.

WE SPOKE TO THE 12-YEAR-OLD VICTIM'S PARENTS WHO TELL US THE TWO GIRLS USED TO BE FRIENDS BUT RECENTLY HAD A FALLING OUT.

THEIR DAUGHTER WAS SHOVED - AND AS YOU CAN SEE - HER ATTACKER WON'T STOP HITTING HER.

PARENTS SAY THE FATHER OF THE 13-YEAR-OLD STOOD THERE AND DIDN'T DO ANYTHING. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL HS FIGHT-SOTVO


All I could do was cry. I mean, I couldn't save her. I couldn't be there to help her, to pick her up.

I was actually on the phone with her while all of this was going on, it was very disturbing.

REACHED OUT TO THE PARENTS OF THE ACCUSED ATTACKER.

THEY DID NOT WANT TO GO ON CAMERA. BUT TOLD US THE VICTIM HAD THREATENED TO "JUMP" THEIR DAUGHTER A FEW DAYS BEFORE THIS INCIDENT.

THE ACCUSED ATTACKER FACES A BATTERY CHARGE.

SHE'LL BE IN JUVENILLE COURT NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


MOULTON MURDER FOLLOW-OTS-SS-VO-WIPE


THE WIFE OF THE NAPLES MAN MURDERED BY HIS NEIGHBOR TALKS TO NBC2.

THIS IS THE VICTIM--

SERGEY CHEPCHUGOV--

SHOT AND KILLED SUNDAY AFTER A DISPUTE WITH NEIGHBOR ROBERT MOULTON.

OLGA KOLESNIKOVA SAYS SHE AND HER HUSBAND WERE RELAXING ON THEIR DECK WHEN ROBERT AND DEBORAH MOULTON CAME UP TO THE FENCE --

KOLESNIKOVA SAYS SHE HEARD A GUN SHOT.

AND THEN HER HUSBAND'S LAST WORDS. "CALL 9-1-1." Return to index of stories...


MOULTON MURDER FOLLOW-SOTVO


Audrey Lardie

Neighbor

28:13-28:19

He was friends with everybody. They're nice people. Very nice people.

ROBERT MOULTON IS IN JAIL ON MURDER CHARGES.

HIS WIFE DEBORAH IS ALSO IN CUSTODY --

ACCUSED OF HARRASSING THE VICTIM'S WIFE. Return to index of stories...


TERRY MILLER RESIGNED-SS


THERE'S A NEW LEADDER FOR THE LEE COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY.

THE CURRENT VICE CHAIR, CHUCK QUACKENBUSH, WILL FILL IN.

LEE COUNTY REPUBLICANS WILL VOTE ON A PERMANENT LEADER WITHIN TWO MONTHS.

THIS COMES AFTER TERRY MILLER STEPPED DOWN.

FORMER CONGRESSMAN CONNIE MACK AND FORMER STATE REPRESENTATIVE TRUDI WILLIAMS BOTH CALLED FOR MILLER'S RESIGNATION.

THEY FELT HE WAS "CHOOSING SIDES" BY WORKING AS A PAID CONSULTANT FOR SEVERAL INCUMBENTS.

A SPECIAL ELECTION MUST BE HELD WITHIN 60 DAYS TO FILL THE SPOT. Return to index of stories...


SPEED ZONE ORDINANCE-VOWIPE


NAPLES CITY LEADERS ARE MOVING FORWARD TO RE-REGULATE SOME OF THE CITY'S WATERWAYS.

CITY COUNCIL WENT THROUGH THE FIRST READING ON A PROPOSED ORDINANCE.

IT AFFECTS MOORINGS BAY AND DOCTORS PASS.

THE PROPOSAL WOULD ALLOW CITY OFFICIALS TO ENFORCE IDLE MANATEE SPEED ZONES THERE.

REMEMBER THE CITY LOST A LENGTHY COURT BATTLE WITH BOAT CAPTAINS OVER SLOW SPEED ZONES.

SOME WORRY THE CITY WILL USE MANATEE ZONES TO BRING BACK THOSE SLOW SPEED ZONES. Return to index of stories...


SPEED ZONE ORDINANCE-SOTVO


Eric Alexander, boat captain - "They could set a precedent that we couldn't turn around. And we spent a lot of time and a lot of years fighting the city over the ability to run boats in and out of here."

THERE IS A PUBLIC HEARING AND SECOND READING ON THE ORDINANCE AT THE END OF THE MONTH. Return to index of stories...


JOYCE MURPHY UPDATE-SS


RIGHT NOW -- WE'RE STILL WORKING TO LEARN WHAT HAPPENED TO A MISSING CAPE CORAL WOMAN.

WE'VE BEEN ON THE PHONE WITH CAPE CORAL POLICE --

THEY SAY THEY'RE STILL TRYING TO FIND JOYCE MURPHY.

SHE WAS LAST SEEN LAST WEEK WHEN SHE TOOK A CAB - FROM THE CAPE TO A DAIRY QUEEN IN SAINT JAMES CITY.

IF YOU SEE JOYCE, PLEASE CALL POLICE. Return to index of stories...


FL HOUSING CASH-TRX OC VO


NEW AT 11--

CASH IS KING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA REAL ESTATE.

A STUDY RELEASED JUST THIS MORNING SHOWS THAT ALMOST TWO-THIRDS OF FLORIDA HOUSING SALES IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THIS YEAR WERE DONE IN CASH.

THAT IS THE HIGHEST RATE IN THE COUNTRY.

MOST PEOPLE PAYING CASH ARE FOREIGNERS --

CANADIANS AND PEOPLE FROM EASTERN EUROPE. Return to index of stories...


RUSTY BUCKET TONIGHT-TRX OC


A NEW RESTAURANT OPENS TODAY AT MERCATO IN NAPLES.

THE RUSTY BUCKET FEATURES OUTDOOR AND INDOOR BARS WITH SEATING SPACE FOR A HUNDRED AND FIFTY.

20-PERCENT OF TODAY'S PROCEEDS AT THE RUSTY BUCKET GO TO REBUILDING THE GREATER NAPLES Y-M-C-A.

THE FAMILY FRIENDLY RESTAURANT IS BASED IN OHIO, AND NAPLES IS THE 1ST FLORIDA RESTAURANT. Return to index of stories...


FL SCUFFLE-OC VO


RELATIVES ON BOTH SIDES OF A MURDER CASE GOT INTO A SCUFFLE OUTSIDE A COURTHOUSE IN JACKSONVILLE.

IT HAPPENED RIGHT AFTER GEORGE WILLIAMS WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE FOR KILLING A MAN.

AFTER THE FIGHT BROKE OUT, POLICE HAD TO KEEP MEMBERS OF THE TWO FAMILIES APART. Return to index of stories...


MONICA LEWINSKY VANITY FAIR-INTRO


MONICA LEWINSKY'S VANITY FAIR ARTICLE IS OUT.

SHE DETAILS THE NATURE OF HER RELATIONSHIP WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON, THE REASONS SHE'S AVOIDED THE SPOTLIGHT FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, AND EVEN WHAT SHE THINKS ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON'S POTENTIAL BID FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016.

SUZANNE MALVEAUX REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


MONICA LEWINSKY VANITY FAIR-PKG


IN HER TELL-ALL VANITY FAIR ESSAY, MONICA LEWINSKY SAYS SHE'S OPENING UP ABOUT HER SCANDALOUS PAST IN AN EFFORT TO MOVE FORWARD.

"I would give anything to go back and rewind the tape," LEWINSKY WRITES ABOUT HER AFFAIR WITH PRESIDENT CLINTON.

SHE PROVIDES INSIGHT INTO THE NATURE OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP - BEYOND THE SALACIOUS DETAILS SPLASHED ACROSS THE HEADLINES.

"It was an authentic connection, with emotional intimacy, frequent visits, plans made, phone calls and gifts exchanged."

NOW 40 - THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS WHITE HOUSE INTERN EXAMINES THE SITUATION WITH NEW PERSPECTIVE.

"I look back now, shake my head in disbelief, and wonder: what was I - what were we - thinking?"

LEWINSKY HAS REMAINED MOSTLY RECLUSIVE - AN EFFORT TO PROTECT HERSELF FROM THE SHAME SHE FELT WHEN THE AFFAIR WENT PUBLIC

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."

FOLLOWING PRESIDENT CLINTON'S INITIAL VEHEMENT DENIAL. AND SUBSEQUENT ADMISSION.

"Indeed, I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong."

"I felt like a piece of trash. I felt dirty, and I felt used."

LEWINSKY SAYS THE SCANDAL CHANGED THE ENTIRE TRAJECTORY OF HER LIFE - MAKING HER VIRTUALLY UNEMPLOYABLE.

SHE REMAINS VERY MUCH STUCK IN TIME - NEVER GETTING MARRIED OR HAVING CHILDREN. SHE WRITES:

"With every man I date , I go through some degree of 1998 whiplash."

LEWINSKY SAYS SHE CONSIDERED THE CONSEQUENCES OF TELLING HER STORY ON "THE CLINTON UNIVERSE." AND FELT COMPELLED TO SPEAK OUT NOW BEFORE HILLARY CLINTON'S POTENTIAL 2016 PRESIDENTIAL BID.

SOMETHING WHICH MEANS MORE TO HER THAN JUST THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING A FEMALE PRESIDENT.

"When I hear of Hillary's prospective candidacy, I cannot help but fear the next wave of paparazzi, the next wave of "Where is she now?" stories…

…But should I put my life on hold for another 8 to 10 years?" Return to index of stories...


DOGGY DOOR BANDIT-OC-VO


A BURGLAR NICKNAMED THE "DOGGY DOOR BANDIT" HAS A FORT WORTH TEXAS NEIGHBORHOOD ON EDGE.

THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS THE MAN PEEKING THROUGH THE BACK WINDOW OF A HOME, LOOKING TO SEE IF ANYONE IS INSIDE.

ONCE HE SEES IT'S CLEAR, HE CRAWLS INTO THE HOME THROUGH THE DOGGY DOOR - SOMETHING HE'S DONE TO SEVERAL HOMES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE SUSPECT. Return to index of stories...


PANTY THIEF -VOTOPS


A PENNSYLVANIA MAN IS IN HOT WATER-- ACCUSED OF STEALING WOMEN'S PANTIES FROM A LAUNDROMAT.

IT HAPPENED AT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX IN STATE COLLEGE PENNSYLVANIA.

POLICE RELEASED THIS VIDEO- AND JUST A FEW HOURS LATER THE MAN TURNED HIMSELF IN. Return to index of stories...


COSTA CONCORDIA PROBLEMS-OC VO


A FLOATING TANK MEANT TO HELP STABILIZE THE COSTA CONCORDIA SHIPWRECK CAME LOOSE THIS WEEK.

THE INCIDENT REPORTEDLY CAUSED THE ENTIRE SUPPORT STRUCTURE TO TILT.

A STEEL PONTOON MEANT TO STABILIZE THE WRECKAGE ALSO TILTED, AND A CRANE IS CURRENTLY HOLDING IT IN PLACE.

WORKERS STARTED FASTENING 19 TANKS TO THE COSTA CONCORDIA LAST WEEK AND FILLING THEM WITH WATER TO HELP STABILIZE THE SHIP.

THE COSTA CONCORDIA WAS SET UPRIGHT IN SEPTEMBER.

IT HAD BEEN LISTING OFF THE COAST OF ITALY IN JANUARY 2012, WHEN THE SHIP STRUCK A REEF AND CAPSIZED.

THIRTY-TWO PEOPLE DIED. Return to index of stories...


POACHED REDWOODS-OC VO


A VERY SAD SIGHT IN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN AMERICA.

SOMEONE IS POACHING THE GIANT REDWOODS IN CALIFORNIA. CUTTING INTO THEM WITH CHAINSAWS FOR THE WOOD.

THE THOUSAND YEAR OLD TREES ARE PRIZED FOR THEIR WOOD GRAIN PATTERNS.

IT'S BELIEVED SOME OF THE POACHERS ARE METH ADDICTS. THE WOOD CAN SELL FOR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

ONE TREE HAS ALREADY BEEN KILLED AND MANY OTHERS HAVE BEEN PERMANENTLY HARMED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS


COMING UP ON NBC-2

BLOODY EYES AND A BROKEN NOSE.

THIS MAN NEEDS SURGERY AFTER BEING BEATEN BY POLICE.

SEE THE TRAUMATIC TRAFFIC STOP --

CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

PLUS--

A LOOK AT WHAT'S PERHAPS THE BEST PLAYGROUND EVER BUILT. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) POLICE HIT DRIVER-VOWIPE


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TZ4B) DAD ROLLER COASTER-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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DAVE LIVE-TOSS


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW.

ANOTHER HOME INVASION IN TICE.

POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A SUSPECT RIGHT NOW.

WE TURN TO DAVE ELIAS WITH THE LASTEST Return to index of stories...


SAY YES TO THE PROM-ON CAM


IT'S PROM SEASON.

AND IN CHICAGO A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR SOME TEENAGE GIRLS.

LEANN TROTTER HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


SAY YES TO THE PROM-PKG


IMAGINE GETTING PERSONALIZED FASHION TIPS FROM TLC'S SAY YES TO THE DRESS MONTE DURHAM.

30 LUCKY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ARE NOT ONLY GETTING ADVICE FROM THIS FASHION EXPERT, THEY'RE GETTING FREE PROM DRESSES.

"I was having a hard time finding a dress, cause I was being too picky, and I came here and I was kinda being picky, I'm actually glad I found something that I like."

"So expensive now a days, so who woulda thought that they would even come up with something like this. So, it's very exciting."

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATION, OWN, AND COMCAST HAVE JOINED FORCES TO HELP THESE CHICAGO GIRLS

PROM DREAMS COME TRUE AT THIS SAY YES TO THE PROM DRESS EVENT, BEING HELD AT HARPO STUDIOS.

"We give them that little extra boost on such a special day. Saying yes to this dress will lead to saying yes to many other special occasions."

12 HUNDRED DRESSES WERE DONATED, WITH SEAMSTRESSES ON HAND FOR IMMEDIATE ALTERATIONS.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL. THE GIRLS ALSO GET HAIRDO'S COMPLEMENTS OF JC PENNEY'S, AND MAKEUP, COURTESY OF BARE ESSENTIALS.

"It means a lot, I mean, I'm all about memories, so this is amazing."

"It's like a big day, special, something to remember."

"For the finale, a stroll down the red carpet."

" To watch them walk fully dressed, jacked up as we say, and confidently coming down that runway. It's just amazing to watch that transformation." Return to index of stories...


WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX WALL


!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

MORE HEAT ON THE WAY

It was a sun-filled and warm Wednesday across Southwest Florida, with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Expect quiet conditions again this evening, with temps falling into the 80s. Overnight lows will be in the upper 60s.

More heat is on the way for Thursday. We'll again see plenty of sun and highs climbing into the upper 80s to low 90s. A sea breeze will once again develop, keeping coastal areas cooler.

A touch more moisture enters the area on Friday, bringing more humidity and partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the low 90s.

Mother's Day weekend still looks good. We'll see partly cloudy skies both days with highs in the upper 80s. An isolated shower will be possible both days, but most areas should stay dry.

We start next week with plenty of warmth and humidity, with temps holding in the upper 80s to low 90s. An isolated shower will be possible on Monday.

Rain chances will increase by midweek as our next storm system enters the region, bringing a good chance of showers and storms Tuesday into Wednesday. Return to index of stories...


POLICE CAUGHT ON CAM HITTING DRIVER-ON CAM


IS IT POLICE BRUTALITY OR JUSTIFIED FORCE?

TWO NEW YORK POLICE OFFICERS ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR HOW THEY TREATED A DRIVER DURING A TRAFFIC STOP.

REPORTER JIM DOLAN HAS THE VIDEO EVIDENCE. Return to index of stories...


POLICE CAUGHT ON CAM HITTING DRIVER-PKG


HIS EYES STILL BLOODY FROM THE BEATING BY POLICE OFFICERS LAST MONTH, 20-YEAR-OLD KYLE HOWELL SAYS HE NEEDS SURGERY TO FIX THEM.

IMAGES FROM THIS SURVEILLANCE CAMERA IN WESTBURY SHOWS HOW HE WAS PULLED OVER BY NASSAU COUNTY POLICE AND WITHIN A FEW MINUTES SOMETHING SET THEM OFF.

TAKE A LOOK AS THE OFFICERS BEAT HIM MERCILESSLY.

I remember getting a knee to my face, and after that I don't remember much. I was hit in the head so much, it's like, I don't remember.

HE WOKE UP FROM THE BEATING WITH A BROKEN NOSE, NERVE DAMAGE, AND THE OBVIOUS PROBLEMS TO THE EYES.

AND HE WAS CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING THE OFFICERS.

What is the injury to the officer? A bruised knuckle?

NOW THAT THE ATTORNEYS FOUND THE VIDEO, HOWELL'S FAMILY IS SUING THE POLICE AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IS INVESTIGATING.

HOWELL SAYS THE POLICE HAD IT IN FOR HIM, STOPPING HIM AT LEAST A DOZEN TIMES IN THE WEEKS LEADING UP TO THE BEATING.

Many of the equipment violation stops entailed full searches of those vehicles. That's a clear violation.

BUT MAYBE NOT AS COMPLETE AS THE BEATING, WHICH THE WORLD MIGHT NEVER HAVE SEEN.

Has change really come to America? If there was no video he would have no voice. Return to index of stories...


MILLION MILE AWARDS-VO-WIPE


TWO NORTH FORT MYERS POSTAL WORKERS HAVE RECEIVED THE HIGHEST HONOR FOR SAFE DRIVING.

NBC-2 WAS THERE AS THE NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL PRESENTED MELANIE MCCRAKEN AND DAVE KRIEBAL WITH THE MILLION MILE AWARD.

THE PLAQUE GOES TO DRIVERS WHO DRIVE ONE-MILLION MILES-- WITHOUT AN ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


MILLION MILE AWARDS-SOTVO


NO SUPER -- TOO QUICK

Dave Kriebal/Million Mile Award Winner

31:38-

"They say it's to the moon and back two times."

Kevin Buckley/Manager, North Fort Myers Post Office

38:30-

"for them everyday dedication to come to work and to give 100%, whether they're delivering mail or driving, I think it's a very, very, very excellent accomplishment."

THE U-S POSTAL SERVICE WELCOMES ABOUT 200 EMPLOYEES TO THE MILLION MILE CLUB A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


DAD BUILDS ROLLER COASTER IN BACK YARD-OC VO


FLORIDA IS KNOWN FOR OUR THEME PARKS.

BUT YOU'VE LIKELY NEVER SEEN A RIDE THIS.

A DAD IN CALIFORNIA BUILT A BACKYARD ROLLERCOASTER FOR HIS CHILDREN!

HE STUDIED AERONAUTICS IN COLLEGE BUT IS NO PRO WHEN IT COMES TO BUILDING ROLLER COASTERS.

IT TOOK HIM 300 HOURS AND 35-HUNDRED DOLLARS TO FINISH.

SO MUCH FOR THAT FLOWER GARDEN.

WHAT DOES MOM THINK ABOUT IT? Return to index of stories...


DAD BUILDS ROLLER COASTER IN BACK YARD-SOTVO


19;30;00;45 WILL PEMBLE: She said, that's crazy how can we possibly afford something like that?/19;30;45;31 LYLE PEMBLE: When we actually built it she was happy.

THE HAND POWERED ROLLER COASTER IS A 180 FOOT LOOP.

THE FATHER CLAIMS IT'S PERFECTLY SAFE AND SO FAR -- NO INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


MOMS NIGHT OUT-FSSTOPS


THERE'S A SPECIAL EVENT FOR MOM'S TONIGHT AT THE COCONUT POINT MALL IN ESTERO.

TO CELEBRATE MOTHERS DAY, YOU ARE INVITTED FOR A NIGHT OF STYLE AND PAMPERING FROM 5-8.

HEAD TO THE AREA NEAR THE MOVIE THEATER FOR A FASHION SHOW, MAKEOVERS, LIVE MUSIC AND SWAG BAGS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


TAKING CANCER DOWN TO IT'S CELLULAR LEVEL-- IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS WE'LL EXPLAIN HOW STUDYING GENES COULD HOLD THE KEYS FOR TREATMENT.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE?

WE,LL TWO CHILD CHAMPS ARE BURNING UP THE DANCE FLOOR.AND THE INTERNET. WITH THEIR AMAZING MOVES. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) SALSA DANCING KIDS-VO


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TRACKS & TRAILS UPDATE-VOWIPE


FLORIDA'S LARGEST MULTI-THEMED OUTDOOR *SPORTING* AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT PARK COULD ATTRACT A MILLION PEOPLE DURING ITS FIRST YEAR OF OPERATION ALONE.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO NEW ESTIMATES FROM THE CHARLOTTE HARBOR VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAU.

HERE'S WHAT FLORIDA TRACKS AND TRAILS LOOKS LIKE NOW.

IT'S BEING BUILT IN PUNTA GORDA NEAR BERMONT ROAD AND STATE ROAD 31.

THE FAMILY-FRIENDLY PARK WILL BE ABLE TO SEAT 15-THOUSAND PEOPLE AT ITS AMPHITHEATER FOR CONCERTS.

IT'LL ALSO INCLUDE MILES OF A-T-V TRAILS -- MOTOCROSS TRACKS -- 80 ACRES FOR PAINTBALL -- AND A RECREATIONAL LAKE WITH CAMPING AREAS. Return to index of stories...


TRACKS & TRAILS UPDATE-SOTVO


Rachael Ketterman, Tracks & Trails spokesperson "This park will really affect the whole coast… there's nothing like it within hundreds, maybe even thousands of miles from here."

THE PRICE TAG ON THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE 20 MILLION DOLLARS.

IT'S EXPECTED TO BRING 200 PERMANENT JOBS TO CHARLOTTE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


CANCER IS ONE OF THE MOST FEARED DISEASES, BUT STRIDES IN RESEARCH ARE TAKING AIM AT IT'S VERY ORIGINS.

AND IT'S BEGINNING TO CHANGE THE WAY DOCTORS TREAT IT.

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


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


AT IT'S VERY HEART, CANCER IS THE RESULT OF CELLS GONE WRONG. AS RESEARCHERS STUDY THE GENETICS, THEY ARE FINDING THAT WHERE A CANCER ORIGINATED IN THE BODY MAY BE LESS IMPORTANT THAN WHAT DROVE IT'S CREATION.

DR. CONSTANTINE MANTZ/RADIATION ONCOLOGIST

RUNS:

12:27 Genes that govern it's behavior, it's aggressiveness, where it likes to travel, how it responds to certain treatments are all governed by the genetics of the cancer cell.

THE DIRECTION IN CANCER TREATMENT IS TO MOVE TOWARD IDENTIFYING GENETIC MUTATIONS. THEN FINDING A WEAKNESS TO EXPLOIT THEM.

DR. CONSTANTINE MANTZ/RADIATION ONCOLOGIST

RUNS:

13:01 We can be far more accurate in our predictions about how it's going to behave the rest of that person's life, how curable it is. And also much smarter about selecting the therapies that are going to be effective because we are discovering that certain drugs work most optimally when certain genetics are present.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

In order to speed up the identification of genes, researchers have been comparing diseased samples to healthy genes. By cataloguing cancer they can move towards more personalized treatment.

DR. CONSTANTINE MANTZ/RADIATION ONCOLOGIST

RUNS:

12:27 Being able to identify through sophisticated tests such as molecular assays and other related types of examinations what specific genes and proteins are expressed by these cancer cells allows to do a much more customized job.

ONCOLOGISTS ARE DOING THIS WITH BREAST CANCER AND ARE WORKING TOWARDS OTHER GENETIC PROFILES. WHICH MAY HELP THEM ONE DAY ESSENTIALLY TURN OFF CANCER. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


MATCH MADE SCHOLARSHIP-TRXVOTOPS


DID YOU MAKE A MATCH ON MATCH DOT COM?

IT COULD PAY OFF. IN THE FORM OF A COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP.

THE WEBSITE'S SPONSORING THE "MATCH MADE SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST". 50-THOUSAND BIG ONES TO SEND YOUR KID TO COLLEGE.

IT'S OPEN TO CHILDREN AGES 13 TO 20. THEY HAVE TO SUBMIT A SHORT VIDEO, CREATIVELY RETELLING THEIR PARENT'S "MATCH DOT COM" LOVE STORY.

OH, AND IF YOUR CHILD WINS, THERE'S A BONUS FIVE GRAND FOR "YOU". Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER FOR BRUCE WILLIS!

AND NEIL PATRICK HARRIS HAS A SHOCKING MAGAZINE COVER.

DAVE STEWART HAS THESE STORIES IN TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


BRUCE WILLIS AND WIFE EMMA WELCOMED A NEW BABY GIRL INTO THE WORLD MONDAY.

THIS IS THE COUPLE'S SECOND CHILD.

59-YEAR-OLD WILLIS IS NOW THE PROUD FATHER OF FIVE DAUGHTERS.

HE HAS THREE OTHER GIRLS WITH FORMER WIFE DEMI MOORE.

MOVE OVER JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS. NEIL PATRICK HARRIS IS BEARING ALMOST ALL.FOR THE COVER OF ROLLING STONE.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY REPORTS THE ACTOR DOES MORE THAN SHOW A LITTLE SKIN.

HE OPENS UP ON HIS LEAD ROLE ON BROADWAY, AND HOW COMING OUT IN HOLLYWOOD HELPED HIS CAREER.

THE FULL INTERVIEW WILL HIT STANDS FRIDAY.

AND IT'S BAD FINANCIAL NEWS FOR MEKHI PHIFER.

THE DIVERGENT AND E-R STAR FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY LAST MONTH.

ACCORDING TO LEGAL DOCUMENTS, HE'S OVER A MILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT.

THAT INCLUDES OWING 1.2 MILLION IN BACK TAXES AND MORE THAN FOUR GRAND IN CHILD SUPPORT.

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


TV STUDIO FIGHT-OC VO


TWO JOURNALISTS BROKE INTO A FIGHT ON JORDANIAN TELEVISION MONDAY AND DESTROYED THE SHOW'S SET.

THE TWO MEN WERE APPEARING ON A SHOW CALLED "BETWEEN OPPOSING OPINIONS."

THEY WERE DISCUSSING THE SYRIAN WAR WHEN ONE ACCUSED THE OTHER OF BEING "DEFIANT"

HE RESPONDED BY SAYING THE OTHER JOURNALIST WAS PAID TO SUPPORT THE SYRIAN REGIME, SPARKING A SHOVING-MATCH BETWEEN THE TWO.

THEY BROKE THE DESK WHERE THEY HAD BEEN SITTING, PROVOKING THE PRODUCTION STAFF TO BREAK UP THE FIGHT. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER BREAKS UP FIGHT WITH BROOM-OC VO


NOW TO DETROIT --

WHERE A TEACHER WAS FIRED --

FOR TRYING TO BREAK UP A FIGHT.

BUT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS IT'S *HOW SHE GOT INVOLVED THAT COST HER HER JOB.

THE TEACHER IS SEEN ON CAMERA --

SMACKING A STUDENT WITH A BROOM.

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS SAY THE TEACHER SHOULD HAVE CALLED FOR SECURITY INSTEAD. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER BREAKS UP FIGHT WITH BROOM-SOTVO


Now, she ain't got no job and she was a good teacher, she was a good teacher and excellent teacher.

THERE'S A PETITION ON CHANGE DOT ORG --

TO PROTEST HER TERMINATION. Return to index of stories...


SALSA DANCING KIDS-TRXVOTOPS


THEY ARE THE PINT SIZED PAIR.

WHOSE SALSA IS BURNING UP THE INTERNET.

THE KIDS HAVE BEEN WOWING SALSA FANS FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS.

IN FACT BOTH LITTLE KEVIN AND BEVERLY ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS, HAVING WON THEIR AGE GROUP AT THE WORLD LATIN DANCE CUP IN MIAMI WITH DIFFERENT PARTNERS OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT


NBC2 IS MONITORING A DEVELOPING STORY--

A STUDENT AT DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL IS ACCUSED OF PACKING HEAT!

WE'LL TAKE YOU LIVE FOR NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A GUN AT SCHOOL.

AND FIVE KIDS RECENTLY DIED IN THE HOSPITAL--

THE CAUSE--

*NASTY* BED SHEETS!

SEE HOW THE C-D-C IS RESPONDING TO THE DEADLY GERMS!

AND WE'VE ALL HEARD THE CLAIMS BEFORE--

SO WHAT MAKES THIS "SPANX" FOR BAGGY EYES SO DIFFERENT!

NBC2 NEWS AT NOON IS NEXT! Return to index of stories...


NOON TZB) HOSPITAL GERMS-VO TOPS


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NOON TZC) EYE SPANX-VO TOPS


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CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...