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HL1) APARTMENT FLOOD-VOTOPS-TRX CHEMICALLY BURNED DOG-PLASMA
HL2) EVERGLADES-BUBBA-TRX CHEMICALLY BURNED DOG-REMLIVE
HL3) WEATHER-WX CENTER CHEMICALLY BURNED DOG-SS
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP CHEMICALLY BURNED DOG-REMLIVE
LEXINGTON PALM APT FLOOD-2 SHOT MAP FLY WMAR STATION LOCKDOWN-INTRO
LEXINGTON PALM APT FLOOD-REMLIVE WMAR STATION LOCKDOWN-PKG
LEXINGTON PALM APT FLOOD-PKG GAS STATION SKIMMERS-TRX OC VO
LEXINGTON PALM APT FLOOD-REMLIVE GAS STATION SKIMMERS-SOTVO
EVERGLADES RESTORATION-BUBBA TOSS CLAM PASS ISSUES-VOWIPE
EVERGLADES RESTORATION-BUBBA CLAM PASS ISSUES-SOTVO
EVERGLADES RESTORATION-VO CAPE HOUSE BARGE-VOWIPE
EVERGLADES RESTORATION-BUBBA TAG CAPE HOUSE BARGE-SOTVO
MERS UPDATE-TRX OC VO BOYNTON BEACH COP KICKS KID-INTRO
FHP SUSPECT SEARCH-VO BOYNTON BEACH COP KICKS KID-PKG
PISTORIUS EVALUATION-TRX-OC VO NEW RSW FLIGHT-OTS
PISTORIUS EVALUATION-SOTVO WINTER FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS-TRX-VO
TURKEY MINER DISASTER-TRX OC VO IDAHO SAME SEX-VO
VA SCANDAL-TRX-VO OIL DRILLING-OC-VO
VA SCANDAL-SOTVO OIL DRILLING-SOTVO
ANTI VA GROUP-VO TORNADO COVERAGE ANCHOR-OC-SOTVO
ANTI VA GROUP-SOTVO TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS
MAGIC INTERVIEW-INTRO TZ4A) BOUNCE HOUSE-SOTVO
MAGIC INTERVIEW-PKG TZ4B) CLOVER LEAF-SOTVO
FL TAMPA FIRE-TRX OC VO WEATHER TEASE-STC
75 ON 75 VETO-OTS BOUNCE HOUSE INCIDENT-PLASMA VO
75 ON 75 VETO-SOT-OC BOUNCE HOUSE INCIDENT-PKG
COLLIER FALLEN OFFICERS-OTS-SS WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WEATHER-WX WALL
TZ1A) ATTACKED ON TOILET-SOTVO CLOVER LEAF UNIVERSITY-INTRO
TZ2B) MOSQUITO SEASON-VOTOPS CLOVER LEAF UNIVERSITY-PKG
WEATHER-STC ESC CITY OF PALMS-VO-WIPE
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP ESC CITY OF PALMS-SOTVO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL TEASE FIVE-TRX-VOTOPS
WOMAN ATTACKED ON TOILET-TRX SOTTOPS VO TZ5A) CRASH ON CAM-VO
WOMAN ATTACKED ON TOILET-SOTVO COLLIER CAPE MEETING-NATSVO
MOSQUITO SEASON-TC MON NATSVO COLLIER CAPE MEETING-SOTVO
MOSQUITO SEASON-SOTVO OC WATER QUALITY-OC-SS-VO
UNDERWATER MORTGAGES-VOWIPE HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
TAMPA TEENS KILLED TRIAL-VOTOPSWIPE HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
NIGERIA KIDNAPPED GIRLS-VO CRASH ON CAM-VO
POTUS TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE-VOTOPS CRASH ON CAM-SOTVO
911 MUSEUM MEDIA-OC VO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
CALI BRUSH FIRE-OC VO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT JUSTIN BEIBER ACCUSATION-TRX-VOTOPS
FL WEEKLY-3 SHOT NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM
FL WEEKLY-FSS (3) NOON TZA) APARTMENT LEAK-VO WIPE
TEASE THREE-2SHOT NOON TZB) DOG BURNED-VO WIPE
TZ3A) WMAR STATION-VOTOPS NOON TZC) NIGERIA GIRLS-VO TOPS
TZ3B) BOYNTON BEACH VID-VOTOPS CLOSE-2-SHOT
NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP  


HL1) APARTMENT FLOOD-VOTOPS-TRX


RIGHT NOW AT 11:00

A HALF DOZEN PEOPLE ARE OUT OF THEIR HOMES.

STRAIGHT AHEAD A LIVE REPORT FROM THE SCENE IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


HL2) EVERGLADES-BUBBA-TRX


RELIEF COULD BE COMING TO HELP CLEAN UP OUR WATER --

MORE THAN A BILLION DOLLARS THAT WOULD FUND SEVERAL EVERGLADES RESTORATION PROJECTS --

AND A KEY PIECE IS RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WEATHER-WX CENTER


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NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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LEXINGTON PALM APT FLOOD-2 SHOT MAP FLY


A HALF DOZEN PEOPLE-- INCLUDING ONE PREGNANT WOMAN-- ARE OUT OF THEIR HOMES BECAUSE OF FLOODING.

GOOD MORNING IM CHAD OLIVER.

AND IM LINDSAY LOGUE.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY ALL MORNING.

SHE IS LIVE AT THE LEXINGTON PALM APARTMENTS.

CHRISTY WHAT IS THE LATEST? Return to index of stories...


LEXINGTON PALM APT FLOOD-REMLIVE


WE HAVE SEEN SEVERAL CREWS OUT HERE SURVEYING THE DAMAGE--

THE FIRE SERVICE IS OUT HERE

ALSO MANAGERS ON SCENE.

THIS ALL STARTED IN A THIRD FLOOR APARTMENT AND TRICKLED DOWN TO THE TWO BELOW.

THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN ALL THREE OF THOSE APARTMENTS-- ARE NOW OUT OF THEIR HOMES. Return to index of stories...


LEXINGTON PALM APT FLOOD-PKG


Kayla Tubens

Displaced From Apartment

07:32-07:37

water started leaking from the ac the lights everywhere

THAT'S WHAT KAYLA TUBENS SAYS SHE WOKE UP TO IN HER APARTMENT WEDNESDAY MORNING.

Kayla Tubens

Displaced From Apartment

07:10-07:19

i thought my boyfriend left something on. i thought the stove was on. i thought it was just in our apartment. then he goes outside and said it was everywhere.

FIRE CREWS WERE CALLED TO A FIRE AT THE LEXINGTON PALM APARTMENTS IN FORT MYERS.

WHEN THEY GOT THERE-- THEY FOUND A BROKEN SPRINKLER--IN A THIRD FLOOR APARTMENT.

Tim Jones

Fort Myers Fire Dept.

08:23-08:29

Found the sprinkler shut off and attempted to get as much water out of the building as possible

THE ENTIRE BUILDING WAS EVACUATED.

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY SOMEONE WAS COOKING IN A THIRD FLOOR APARTMENT.

THE HEAT SET OFF THE SPRINKLER--

AND FLOODED THAT APARTMENT--

AND THE TWO BELOW IT.

ALL THREE ARE DAMAGED--

AND THE SIX PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE-- DISPLACED.

INCLUDING KAYLA TUBENS-- WHO IS FIVE MONTHS PREGNANT.

Kayla Tubens

Displaced From Apartment

06:09-06:16

Fire and rescue came and they emptied everything out. they evacuated us because there is a lot of water dripping.

EMPLOYEES TELL NBC-2 IT COULD TAKE DAYS FOR REPAIRS TO BE COMPLETE.

UNTIL THEN --

Kayla Tubens

Displaced From Apartment

06:18-06:21

we just have to wait and see. Return to index of stories...


LEXINGTON PALM APT FLOOD-REMLIVE


THE RED CROSS IS HELPING THE SIX PEOPLE WHO ARE OUT OF THEIR HOMES.

WE ARE TOLD MOST OF THAT THIRD FLOOR APARTMENT WHERE THIS ALL STARTED IS DESTROYED.

CREWS SHUT OFF ALL WATER AND POWER TO THIS BUILDING EARLIER THIS MORNING.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO LET YOU KNOW WHEN IT IS BACK ON.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS, CA NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


EVERGLADES RESTORATION-BUBBA TOSS


NEW AT 11. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STEPS UP TO HELP SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S WATER QUALITY.

WE'RE TALKING BIG MONEY AND A LONG PROCESS.

A CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE HAS SIGNED OFF ON A BILL.

IT WOULD SUPPLY MORE THAN A BILLION DOLLARS TO GET MORE WATER TO THE EVERGLADES AND TO HELP THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

LET'S BRING IN NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH TO BREAK DOWN WHAT'S IN THE WORKS. Return to index of stories...


EVERGLADES RESTORATION-BUBBA


THE RAINY SEASON IS LOOMING -- AND WE ALL KNOW THOSE RELEASES WILL BE STARTING AGAIN SOON --

THE GOOD NEWS -- THIS IS A BI-PARTISAN BILL THAT IS EXPECTED TO PASS AS SOON AS NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


EVERGLADES RESTORATION-VO


THE MONEY WILL GO TOWARD FOUR EVERGLADES RESTORATION PROJECTS.

IT WOULD ALSO FUND THE C-43 RESERVOIR, WHICH WILL STORE POLLUTED FRESH WATER FROM LAKE OKACHOBEE.

BUT THIS BILL WILL NOT INCLUDE THE 2-BILLION DOLLAR PLAN TO REDIRECT MORE WATER FROM THE LAKE -- KNOWN AS THE CENTRAL EVERGLADES PLANNING PROJECT. Return to index of stories...


EVERGLADES RESTORATION-BUBBA TAG


IT'S NOT CLEAR IF AND WHEN THAT** WILL EVER BE FUNDED --

THE AMRY CORP OF ENGINEERS WON'T SIGN OFF ON IT YET --

WE'RE LEARNING THEY SHOULD RELEASE A REPORT TO BE REVIEWED BY THE END OF NEXT MONTH --

LIVE IN THE STUDIO, CF, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


MERS UPDATE-TRX OC VO


UPDATING A MEDICAL MYSTERY THAT'S MADE ITS WAY TO OUR STATE.

MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED FLORIDIANS ARE AWAITING THE RESULT OF THEIR MERS TESTS.

A MIDDLE EASTERN HEALTHCARE PROVIDER MAY HAVE EXPOSED THEM TO THE DEADLY

VIRUS AT TWO FLORIDA HOSPITALS.

WORLD-WIDE MORE THAN 5-HUNDRED PEOPLE HAVE CONTRACTED MERS.

THE CASES ARE IN 18 COUNTRIES. Return to index of stories...


FHP SUSPECT SEARCH-VO


RIGHT NOW WE ARE TRACKING THE REASON BEHIND A MANHUNT, ALONG I-75.

OUR CAMERAS WERE ROLLING TUESDAY EVENING AS FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL TROOPERS SEARCHED ALONG THE SIDE OF I-75 NEAR MILE-MARKER 122.

FHP SAYS SOMEONE RAN OFF FROM A TRAFFIC STOP AROUND 8 O'CLOCK.

THERE WERE POLICE DOGS AND A HELICOPTER SEARCHING THE AREA.

WE'RE TOLD THE DRIVER WAS EVENTUALLY ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS EVALUATION-TRX-OC VO


NEW THIS MORNING.

SOUTH AFRICA'S 'TRIAL OF THE CENTURY' IS ON HOLD.

THE JUDGE IN THE OSCAR PISTORIUS MURDER TRIAL ORDERED THE ATHLETE TO UNDERGO PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION.

THE DECISION FOLLOWED A REQUEST FROM THE CHIEF PROSECUTOR.

AN EXPERT WITNESS FOR THE DEFENSE TESTIFIED PISTORIUS' ANXIETY DISORDER MAY HAVE PLAYED A ROLE IN REEVA STEENKAMP'S DEATH.

PISTORIUS' UNCLE, ARNOLD PISTORIUS, WELCOMED THE JUDGE'S RULING. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS EVALUATION-SOTVO


"As a family we are comforted by the thoroughness and detail of this judgment and Judge Masipa's commitment using every avenue to ensure a fair trial. Return to index of stories...


TURKEY MINER DISASTER-TRX OC VO


TURKEY'S PRIME MINISTER SAYS THE DEATH TOLL IN THE COAL MINE EXPLOSION AND FIRE HAS INCREASED TO 238.

RESCUERS ON TUESDAY STRUGGLED TO REACH HUNDREDS MORE MINERS TRAPPED INSIDE.

TURKEY'S ENERGY MINISTER SAID NEARLY 800 PEOPLE WERE WORKING INSIDE THE MINE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

WE'RE ALSO LEARNING AS MANY AS 120 PEOPLE COULD STILL BE TRAPPED.

OFFICIALS SAY THE ACCIDENT MAY TURN OUT TO BE THE NATION'S WORST-EVER MINING DISASTER. Return to index of stories...


VA SCANDAL-TRX-VO


MORE FALLOUT TODAY FROM VETERANS WHO DIED WHILE WAITING FOR CARE IN PHOENIX.

A MEMO OBTAINED BY N-B-C NEWS SUGGESTS TOP V-A OFFICIALS HAD BEEN WARNED ABOUT A SCHEDULING PROBLEM LAST YEAR.

THE V-A IS AUDITING ALL OF ITS MEDICAL FACILITIES.

NOW THE AMERICAN LEGION AND SOME LAWMAKERS ARE CALLING FOR V-A SECRETARY ERIC SHINSEKI TO RESIGN.

IN PHOENIX DOZENS OF VETERANS AND THEIR LOVED ONE SHARED THEIR PERSONAL TRAUMAS. Return to index of stories...


VA SCANDAL-SOTVO


"The question to the Secretary is, did he know? AND if not - if he did not know what was in a GAO report or Inspector General's report, why not?"

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS PRESIDENT OBAMA IS CONFIDENT SHINSEKI WILL TAKE THE RIGHT ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS SCANDAL.

SECRETARY SHINSEKI WILL TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


ANTI VA GROUP-VO


WHILE FEDERAL OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION -

ONE GROUP IS TRYING TO ELIMINATE THE V-A ALL TOGETHER.

THE GROUP WAS FORMED *BY VETERANS WHO SAY THEY DESERVE BETTER CARE THAN THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION GIVES.

THEY CITE THE V-A CONTROVERSY IN PHOENIX AS JUST ONE OF THE REASONS IT SHOULD GO.

THEY ALSO BROUGHT UP THE DEPARTMENT'S 160-BILLION DOLLAR BUDGET.

BUT LOCAL VETERANS SAY DELAYS COULD BE FIXED IF THE V-A INCREASES ITS BUDGET TO ADD MORE STAFF. Return to index of stories...


ANTI VA GROUP-SOTVO


The VA to me is just understaffed and that's all the problem is they need more money to do the things they have to do.

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO SAYS HE'S CONCERNED ABOUT THE VETERAN'S ADMINISTRATION.

HE WROTE A LETTER TO THE V-A SECRETARY REQUESTING ANY AND ALL DATA ON WAIT LISTS AT FLORIDA'S V-A HOSPITALS. Return to index of stories...


MAGIC INTERVIEW-INTRO


MAGIC JOHNSON IS RESPONDING TO A SHOT FROM LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS OWNER DONALD STERLING.

IT'S THE LATEST IN THE SAGA SURROUNDING STERLING'S RACIST REMARKS.

KURT GREGORY HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


MAGIC INTERVIEW-PKG


NBA HALL OF FAMER MAGIC JOHNSON. IN AN INTERVIEW ON CNN.

" I hope Donald can see the mistake he's made and also the people he has hurt along the way.

IN RESPONSE TO EXTENSIVE. AND AT TIMES PUZZLING. CRITICISM LEVELED AT THE BASKETBALL LEGEND KNOWN FOR HIS HUMANITARIANISM.

"I'm not a racist."

THAT CRITICISM CAME DURING EMBATTLED CLIPPERS OWNER DONALD STERLING'S OWN CNN APPEARANCE THE PREVIOUS NIGHT.

IN WHICH HIS RAMBLING APOLOGIES TURNED QUICKLY TO INSULTS.

"Well what kind of guy goes to every city has sex with every girl he catches HIV. Is that someone we want to respect and tell our kids about?"

THE TODAY SHOW'S SAVANNAH GUTHRIE WATCHED STERLING'S INTERVIEW WITH HIS ESTRANGED WIFE, SHELLY.

ROCHELLE STERLING:

There's something wrong.

SAVANNAH GUTHRIE:

Well, what do you think is wrong with him? Is it-- do you think there's something wrong with his mental faculties? Or is there something wrong with the sentiments he has in his heart?

ROCHELLE STERLING:

I really think, personally, he has dementia.

MAGIC JOHNSON ALSO PRAISED NBA COMMISSIONER ADAM SILVER. AND HAD ADVICE FOR THE CLIPPERS PLAYERS. Return to index of stories...


FL TAMPA FIRE-TRX OC VO


INVESTIGATORS STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT DROVE A FLORIDA MAN TO KILL HIS WIFE AND TEENAGE CHILDREN BEFORE SETTING THEIR RENTED MANSION ON FIRE AND KILLING HIMSELF.

INVESTIGATORS ARE CONDUCTING A FINANCIAL AUDIT ON DARRIN CAMPBELL.

THEY'RE ALSO SEARCHING HIS COMPUTER HISTORY AND INTERVIEWING FRIENDS AND RELATIVES.

OFFICIALS BELIEVE CAMPBELL SHOT HIS WIFE AND TWO TEENAGE CHILDREN IN THE HEAD LAST WEEK, SCATTERED GASOLINE AND FIREWORKS AROUND THE HOME, SET IT ON FIRE AND KILLED HIMSELF. Return to index of stories...


75 ON 75 VETO-OTS


YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO LEGALLY DRIVE 75-MILES AN HOUR.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT VETOED A BILL AIMED AT INCREASING SPEED LIMITS ON SOME STATE ROADS.

IT WOULD HAVE ALLOWED FLORIDA D-O-T TO RAISE LIMITS WHEN THE DEPARTMENT SAW FIT.

TODAY THE AUTO ASSOCIATION TRIPLE-A IS REACTING TO THE GOVERNOR'S DECISION. Return to index of stories...


75 ON 75 VETO-SOT-OC


"AAA is really pleased that the governor vetoed this legislation which demonstrates that he feels safety is a top priority here in Florida."

THE GOVERNOR SAYS LAW ENFORCEMENT HELPED CONVINCE HIM THAT HIGHER SPEED LIMITS COULD LEAD TO MORE CRASHES IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER FALLEN OFFICERS-OTS-SS


IN THE DAY AHEAD.

THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WILL HAVE A MEMORIAL AND CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL HONORING THEIR FALLEN OFFICERS.

THAT MEMORIAL WILL BE AT THE EAST NAPLES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ON AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD SOUTH IN EAST NAPLES.

ITS AT 7:00 O'CLOCK TONIGHT,

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


SHE WAS TARGETED ON THE TOILET.

"go ahead -- go ahead --i dare you. I dare you"

HEAR WHY A LEHIGH ACRES WOMAN WAS ASSAULTED.

IN HER OWN BATHROOM!

PLUS--ITS THAT TIME OF THE YEAR WHEN MOSQUITOS MULTIPLE.

AND THEY'RE CARRYING A VIRUS THAT CAN BE A HAZARD TO OUR HEALTH.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NEXT AT 11. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) ATTACKED ON TOILET-SOTVO


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TZ2B) MOSQUITO SEASON-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.

"Increasing rain prospects"

Partly sunny skies will remain in place through the late morning hours and the trend will be for a few showers to make their way into southern Collier county. Once again through the day, you'll notice some pretty breezy easterly winds with gusts closing in on 20 mph. We'll see cloudy periods from time to time this afternoon with rain and a few storms becoming a bit more widespread across the area. Due to the clouds and the rain, expect daytime highs to reach the upper 80s.

For the most part, the rain should begin to wind down as we head into the evening hours. There may be a few leftover rain pockets, however the overnight period should stay fairly dry with temperatures in the lower 70s.

We'll be gearing up for another wet day on Thursday with the potential for some heavy downpours. This is all due to that tropical moisture interacting with an approaching cold front moving in from the northwest. Ahead of the front, winds will be turning more onshore so a few downpours washing in from the Gulf first thing in the morning is certainly not out of the question with most of the rain shifting inland. Once this cold front passes Southwest Florida, expect lingering clouds early Friday morning with clearing skies through the day. High pressure will build in from the Gulf of Mexico and this will set the stage for a splendid weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday will feature tons of sunshine, highs in the upper 80s, along with a nice drop in humidity. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN ATTACKED ON TOILET-TRX SOTTOPS VO


4:59:00 "i'm on the toilet and my bathroom door is just getting kicked in."

A WOMAN ATTACKED IN HER OWN HOME -- WHILE SHE'S ON THE TOILET.

IT HAPPENED FRIDAY IN LEHIGH.

BARBARA RENTZ SAYS HER NEIGHBOR, KATHLEEN SCHWAN, BROKE INTO HER HOUSE --

ESCAPED HER ANGRY DOGS --

CHARGED PAST HER HUSBAND --

BANGED DOWN THE BATHROOM DOOR --

AND WENT AFTER HER.

ALL WHILE DOING HER BUSINESS.

NOW WE'RE LEARNING MONEY MAY HAVE MOTIVATED THE ATTACK.

WHICH RENTZ RECORDED ON HER PHONE.

LISTEN!

A WOMAN SAYS A NEIGHBOR FORCED HER WAY THROUGH HER BATHROOM DOOR -- AND STARTED TREATENING HER.

ATTACKING HER WHILE SHE DID HER BUSINESS. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN ATTACKED ON TOILET-SOTVO


37:27:00

"hang on, i'm getting off the toilet, hang on."

"get out of here, get of here."

"hang on"

"get out of here."

"who's in our house."

35:54:00

"go ahead, go ahead, I dare you."

RENTZ AND HER HUSBAND FINALLY GOT SCHWAN OUT OF THE HOUSE.

WE JUST CHECKED. SCHWAN IS STILL IN JAIL THIS MORNING.

SHE'S FACING A FELONY CHARGE OF BURGLARY WITH ASSAULT OR BATTERY.

WHILE HER SONS SAY SHE WAS DRUNK, THEY SAY SHE NEVER ACTUALLY BROKE INTO THE HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO SEASON-TC MON NATSVO


MOSQUITO SEASON IS ON ITS WAY --

AND HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NEEDS TO BE PREPARED --

BECAUSE OF A VIRUS WITH A FUNNY NAME.

mosquitos buzzing

IT'S CALLED CHIKUNGUNYA.

ITS BREEDING IN THE CARIBBEAN.

BUT OUR AREA COULD BE A BREEDING GROUND FOR IT TOO --

AND IT PACKS SOME SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO SEASON-SOTVO OC


04:42:23 "our concern is with being so close in the Caribbean it's not

if but when CHIKV shows up and we want to be prepared as possible"

IF YOU'RE INFECTED --

IT CAN CAUSE DEBILITATING JOINT PAIN.

THERE ARE TWO KNOWN SPECIES OF MOSQUITOS THAT CARRY THE VIRUS --

AND THEY CAN BREED IN EVEN THE SMALLEST BODIES OF WATER. Return to index of stories...


UNDERWATER MORTGAGES-VOWIPE


FLORIDA HOUSING OFFICIALS ARE REOPENING A PROGRAM INTENDED TO HELP HOMEOWNERS WHO OWE FAR MORE ON MORTGAGES THAN THEIR HOUSES ARE WORTH.

THE FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK THAT THE ONLINE APPLICATION FOR THE FLORIDA HARDEST-HIT FUND PRINCIPAL REDUCTION PROGRAM WILL RE-OPEN ON THURSDAY.

LAST YEAR THE PROGRAM ACCEPTED 25,000 APPLICATIONS BUT ONLY EXTENDED AID TO MORE THAN 2,400 HOMEOWNERS. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA TEENS KILLED TRIAL-VOTOPSWIPE


PROSECUTORS IN THE TRIAL OF A TAMPA WOMAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HER TWO CHILDREN ARE EXPECTED TO CALL REBUTTAL WITNESSES.

TODAY IS THE SEVENTH DAY OF TESTIMONY IN THE TRIAL OF JULIE SCHENECKER, WHO IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING HER 16-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER AND 13-YEAR-OLD SON IN JANUARY OF 2011.

SCHENECKER TOLD THE JUDGE SHE WON'T TESTIFY ON HER BEHALF

DEFENSE ATTORNEYS SAY SCHENECKER SUFFERED FROM BIPOLAR DISORDER WITH PSYCHOTIC FEATURES AND DEPRESSION. PROSECUTORS SAY SHE PLANNED TO KILL HER CHILDREN.

DOCTORS SAY ONE POINT, SHE WAS ON AS MANY AS 10 PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS TO STABILIZE HER MOOD AND THAT SHE WAS INSANE AT THE TIME OF THE SHOOTINGS. Return to index of stories...


NIGERIA KIDNAPPED GIRLS-VO


U.S. AIRCRAFTS HAVE BEEN FLYING OVER NIGERIA. IN THE SEARCH FOR NEARLY 300 KIDNAPPED SCHOOLGIRLS.

THE FLIGHTS COME A DAY AFTER THE BOKO HARAM MILITANT GROUP.

RELEASED VIDEO EVIDENCE THAT AT LEAST SOME OF THE GIRLS ARE STILL ALIVE.

IT ALSO DEMANDED THAT JAILED FIGHTERS BE SWAPPED FOR THEIR FREEDOM.

NIGERIAN AUTHORITIES HAVE VERIFIED THE FOOTAGE AS AUTHENTIC. SAYING 54 OF THE GIRLS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED BY RELATIVES, TEACHERS AND CLASSMATES WHO HAVE SEEN THE VIDEO. Return to index of stories...


POTUS TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE-VOTOPS


TODAY THE PRESIDENT TURNS HIS FOCUS TO THE STATE OF AMERICA'S BRIDGES AND ROADS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL DELIVER REMARKS FROM THE AGING TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE IN UPSTATE NEW YORK.

THE DEADLINE IS NEARING FOR A FUNDING GAP ON INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS AROUND THE COUNTRY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS BEEN CALLING ON CONGRESS TO PASS A BILL THAT WOULD IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE SUCH AS ROADS AND BRIDGES. Return to index of stories...


911 MUSEUM MEDIA-OC VO


LOOKING AHEAD, A CEREMONY WILL BE HELD TODAY AT THE MUSEUM DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO DIED IN THE SEPTEMBER 11TH TERRORIST ATTACKS.

THE CEREMONY COMES SIX DAYS BEFORE THE 9/11 MEMORIAL MUSEUM OFFICIALLY OPENS TO THE PUBLIC ON MAY 21ST.

DURING THE 6 DAY DEDICATION PERIOD THE LONG AWAITED MUSEUM WILL BE OPEN AROUND THE CLOCK FOR THOSE DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY THE 2001 ATTACKS.

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CALI BRUSH FIRE-OC VO


DOZENS OF FIREFIGHTERS ARE ON THE FRONT LINES OF A ROARING BRUSH FIRE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

THE WILDFIRE IS SPREADING DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR SAN DIEGO WHERE MORE THAN 20-THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE UNDER EVACUATION ORDERS.

SO FAR, THE FIRE WHICH ERUPTED TUESDAY MORNING, HAS ENGULFED MORE THAN 800-ACRES.

FIRE CREWS ON THE GROUND HAVE ONLY REACHED 5 PERCENT CONTAINMENT WITH HOT, DRY CONDITIONS FANNING THE FLAMES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


BAD EMPLOYEES EQUAL BAD BUSINESS.

STRAIGHT AHEAD.

SOME OF THE WAYS YOU CAN KEEP YOUR WORKPLACE FRIENDLY AND DRAMA FREE.

AND THE ARTS SEASON HAS WRAPPED UP IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE'LL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT COMING UP IN OUR FLORIDA WEEKLY SEGMENT. Return to index of stories...


FL WEEKLY-3 SHOT


THE NEWEST EDITION OF FLORIDA WEEKLY IS NOW AVAILABLE.

JOINING US NOW IS MANAGING EDITOR OSVALDO PADILLA.

GOOD MORNING, OSVALDO Return to index of stories...


FL WEEKLY-FSS (3)


1. Pharmaceuticals - everything from antidepressants to Viagra are making it into the water supply. Local scientists are looking into how much is in the water and if it poses a risk to us.

2. Snarky employees and people making fun of customers can create a culture that kills business. We give you some advice on how to keep your workplace positive.

3. The Arts season has wrapped up in Southwest Florida, and every year Florida Weekly's arts critics hands out some off-beat awards to celebrate some of the year's highlights on the stage. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


AFTER A TRUCK SMASHES INTO THE FRONT OF A BALTIMORE NEWS STATION, THE SUSPECT'S MOTHER IS NOW SPEAKING OUT.

STRAIGHT AHEAD ON NBC-2.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY ABOUT HER SON.

PLUS A FLORIDA OFFICER IS IN HOT WATER AFTER THIS VIDEO SURFACED.

COMING UP MORE ON WHERE THIS HAPPENED AND THE PENALTIES THAT OFFICER WILL FACE. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) WMAR STATION-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) BOYNTON BEACH VID-VOTOPS


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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CHEMICALLY BURNED DOG-PLASMA


ALL NEW AT 11:00

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT A DOG CHEMICALLY BURNED IN LEE COUNTY.

A TWO YEAR OLD TERRIER MIX WAS RUSHED TO THE THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY TO BE TREATED.

WE TURN NOW TO NBC-2'S SAM SWEENEY.

HE'S BEEN DIGGING FOR ANSWERS ALL MORNING.

HE'S LIVE AT THE HUMANE SOCIETY WITH THE LATEST.

SAM? Return to index of stories...


CHEMICALLY BURNED DOG-REMLIVE


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CHEMICALLY BURNED DOG-SS


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CHEMICALLY BURNED DOG-REMLIVE


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WMAR STATION LOCKDOWN-INTRO


THE SUSPECT'S MOTHER WATCHED ON TELEVISION AS AN HOURS-LONG STANDOFF PLAYED OUT AT A T-V NEWS STATION NEAR BALTIMORE.

ANDREW SPENCER REPORTS THE MAN WILL UNDERGO A PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION BEFORE FACING CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


WMAR STATION LOCKDOWN-PKG


A MAN TRIES TO OPEN THE DOORS.

SECURITY WON'T LET HIM INSIDE.

.SO THE MAN USES FORCE, BURSTING THROUGH THE STATION DOORS AT W-M-A-R, A-B-C TWO NEWS IN BALTIMORE.

THE SUSPECT'S FAMILY IMMIGRATED FROM HAITI IN 1999.

HIS MOTHER SAYS, AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, HE STARTED USING DRUGS AND HANGING OUT WITH THE WRONG CROWD.

"I have three kids. I work so hard to get them here. I wish. My bigger kids, I wish I would never bring my kids."

SHE WATCHED THE SCENE PLAY OUT ON THE NEWS AS POLICE SWARMED OUTSIDE THE W-M-A-R BUILDING, ARMING THEMSELVES WITH TACTICAL GEAR.

WHEN THE MAN FIRST TRIED TO GET INSIDE THE BUILDING, STATION EMPLOYEES SAY HE WAS SCREAMING AS HE PULLED ON THE DOORS.

"'Let me in. Let me in.' The person then began to scream, 'Let me in, I'm God.' -- 'I'm effing God.'"

THAT'S WHEN POLICE SAY THE MAN STOLE A LANDSCAPING TRUCK FROM OUTSIDE, AND SMASHED IT INTO THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING. HE HIT THE FRONT WINDOWS TWICE BEFORE BREAKING THROUGH.

POLICE SAY THE MAN WOULD EVENTUALLY MAKE CONTACT WITH A SECURITY GUARD BEFORE MAKING HIS WAY TO A SECOND-FLOOR EDITING ROOM. THAT'S WHERE, POLICE SAY, HE CAMPED OUT FOR HOURS -- WATCHING ON STATION TELEVISIONS AS OTHER NEWS OUTLETS COVERED THE STAND-OFF.

THE TACTICAL TEAM MOVED IN TO TAKE HIM INTO CUSTODY.

"I understand we did have to use a K-9 dog, as well."

POLICE SAID THE MAN WOULD BE TAKEN IN FOR A PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION BEFORE FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES.

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


GAS STATION SKIMMERS-TRX OC VO


AN NBC-2 CRIME ALERT.

DRIVERS DON'T LET YOUR GUARD DOWN AT THE GAS STATION.

MANAGERS AT THREE GAS STATIONS HAVE FOUND CARD SKIMMERS.

THEY'RE MAGNETIC STRIPS PLACED IN THE CREDIT CARD MACHINE.

THIEVES USE IT TO STEAL YOUR INFORMATION.

NBC-2 WANTED TO KNOW HOW OFTEN MANAGERS CHECK FOR SKIMMERS.

THEY SAY IT'S A DAILY PROCESS

BUT AT SOME PUMPS --

IT'S NEARLY IMPOSSBILE TO TELL IF ONE IS ATTACHED. Return to index of stories...


GAS STATION SKIMMERS-SOTVO


Waleid Swalleh

Owns Sunoco

46:47 invisible if you see anything extra here its a strip metal in the middle and top if anything magnet that means there is something there and be careful 47:03

THERE ARE STILL WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR WALLET.

PAY WITH CASH --

OR PAY INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


CLAM PASS ISSUES-VOWIPE


A POPULAR NAPLES WATERWAY IS ONCE AGAIN HAVING ISSUES.

EXPERTS SAY STRONG WINTER STORMS BLEW SAND BACK INTO THE MOUTH OF CLAM PASS.

LAST YEAR - SAND MADE THE CHANNEL IMPASSABLE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS -- THREATENING MANGROVES AND WILDLIFE.

AT THE TIME - COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY AND SPENT *TWO-HUNDRED-THOUSAND DOLLARS* TO DREDGE THE WATERWAY.

COMMISSIONERS TOLD US THEY'RE LEFT WITH NO CHOICE BUT TO SEEK A PERMIT FOR DREDGING ONCE AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


CLAM PASS ISSUES-SOTVO


Chris Renouard/Naples

14:19: "It's heartbreaking, this is a place we've been coming to for years. The community really banded together last year to get out there and keep this a special place, it's really heartbreaking."

EXPERTS SAY BECAUSE IT'S SUCH A * FRAGILE PASS* - THEY'RE AFRAID THEY'LL HAVE TO CONSTANTLY MAINTAIN THE CHANNEL FOR YEARS TO COME. Return to index of stories...


CAPE HOUSE BARGE-VOWIPE


YOU'LL FIND WATERFRONT PROPERTY ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- BUT ONE HAS 360 VIEWS.

CHECK IT OUT --

THIS FLOATING HOUSE SHOWED UP OUTSIDE THE TARPON POINT MARINA LAST MONTH.

IT'S CREATED A LOT OF BUZZ!

WE FOUND OUT - IT WAS ACTUALLY USED AS HULK HOGAN'S HOUSE IN THE MOVIE "THUNDER IN PARADISE."

JASPER'S BAIT OUT OF CAPE CORAL BOUGHT THE HOUSE BARGE AND PLANS TO TURN IT INTO A 24-HOUR BAIT - TACKLE - AND SNACK SHOP FOR BOATERS.

PEOPLE WE SPOKE TO ARE FINALLY HAPPY TO KNOW WHAT IT IS! Return to index of stories...


CAPE HOUSE BARGE-SOTVO


Stefanie Eakin

Marketing & Sales Manager, Westin Cape Coral

6:41 - 6:47

Everyone has just been asking and asking and we haven't really known what it was or what it was doing

SOT

KRIS EGGLESTON

JASPER'S BAIT

20:01 -20:06

Before their face lights up its their phone out of their pockets already, ready to take a picture. They're that quick about it

WE'RE FINDING OUT JASPER'S BAIT WANTS TO START USING THE BARGE WITHIN A FEW WEEKS.

THEY'LL HAVE TO TOW IT TO IT'S FINAL LOCATION FIRST -- JUST OUTSIDE THE TARPON POINT MARINA.

THEY PLAN TO DO THAT THURSDAY NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


BOYNTON BEACH COP KICKS KID-INTRO


A FLORIDA MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT SAYS HE WAS HANDCUFFED AND KICKED BY A POLICE OFFICER.

A FELLOW STUDENT CAUGHT THE INCIDENT ON CAMERA.

PETER SCHALLER HAS DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


BOYNTON BEACH COP KICKS KID-PKG


I got off the bus and they put me in handcuffs. they said don't speak unless I was spoken to. the lady spoke to me and said be quiet. he said be quiet, I was talking and he slammed me.

THE PARENTS OF 13 YEAR OLD KEVIN JEANBAPTISTE ARE SEEING THIS CELL PHONE VIDEO FOR THE FIRST TIME TONIGHT.

THE VIDEO CAPTURED BY ANOTHER STUDENT ON A PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOL BUS LAST WEEK APPEARS TO SHOW A BOYNTON BEACH OFFICER KICKING KEVIN DOWN WHILE HE WAS HANDCUFFED.

KEVIN IS GLAD OTHER STUDENTS ON THE BUS CAPTURED WHAT HAPPENED.

So I have prove. if he tries to lie.

HIS MOTHER AND STEPFATHER SAY AT FIRST. KEVIN NEVER TOLD THEM ABOUT WHAT REALLY HAPPENED. HE WAS CRYING. AND FILLED WITH BRUISES.

Everything was blue. knee was blue everything was very blue. I said Kevin what happened to you did somebody hit you?

THE FAMILY SAYS TONIGHT THEY HAVE NO EXPLANATION FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OR POLICE.

KEVIN SAYS HE'S STILL IN PAIN.

I feel kind of better but every time I bend down for a while it still hurts a little.

THE BOYNTON BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT IMMEDIATELY TOOK ACTION WHEN THE VIDEO SURFACED. AN OFFICER IS OFF THE STREETS TONIGHT. ON PAID ADMINISTRATIVE DUTY.

You can't treat a kid like that you need to be fired, you know. Return to index of stories...


NEW RSW FLIGHT-OTS


WE'RE LOOKING AHEAD TO A NEW NONSTOP FLIGHT AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

FRONTIER AIRLINES IS ADDING A FLIGHT TO DULLES INTERNATIONL AIRPORT IN WASHINGTON D-C.

THE 4 WEEKLY FLIGHTS WILL BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER. Return to index of stories...


WINTER FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS-TRX-VO


THIS WINTER WAS THE WORST FOR FLIERS IN THE 20 YEARS THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN COLLECTING DATA.

MORE THAN 64-THOUSAND FLIGHTS DIDN'T GET OFF THE GROUND, THANKS TO ALL THE STORMS. Return to index of stories...


IDAHO SAME SEX-VO


IDAHO IS THE LATEST STATE TO OFFER SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LICENSES.

ON TUESDAY, A FEDERAL JUDGE STRUCK DOWN THE STATE'S BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGES CALLING IT UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

UNDER THE RULING, THE STATE MUST BEGIN ISSUING MARRIAGE LICENSES TO SAME-SEX COUPLE FRIDAY.

IDAHO GOVERNOR BUTCH OTTER HAS SAID HE PLANS TO APPEAL THE RULING. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING-OC-VO


RIGHT NOW THERE'S A RENEWED CONCERN OF GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION AROUND AN OIL DRILLING SITE IN NORTHERN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAYS IT FOUND TWO OLD OIL WELLS NEARBY.

AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARE WORRIED ANY CONTAMINANTS COULD REACH INTO THEM.

YOU'LL REMEMBER, THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SAYS IT CAUGHT THE DAN A HUGHES OIL DRILLING COMPANY ILLEGALLY DRILLING THERE.

THE D-E-P FINED THE HUGHES COMPANY.

BUT LAST MONTH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS VOTED TO CHALLENGE THE STATE'S SETTLEMENT.

THEY WANT HARSHER PENALTIES.

NOW THE CONSERVANCY HAS FILED A LEGAL PETITION IN SUPPORT OF THE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING-SOTVO


JOE MULE', PRESERVE OUR PARADISE PRESIDENT

07:08-:13

Collier County would stand in the forefront of the nation for standing up for what's right for its people.

COMMISSIONERS CONSIDERED A COMPROMISE.

IT WOULD AVOID LEGAL ACTION.

BUT THEY DECIDED TO GO STRAIGHT TO COURT. Return to index of stories...


TORNADO COVERAGE ANCHOR-OC-SOTVO


A TV ANCHOR IN SOUTH DAKOTA RESPONDS TO VIEWERS UPSET WITH TORNADO COVERAGE, WHEN THE STATIONS METEROLOGIST INTERRUPTED PRIME TIME PROGRAMMING SUNDAY NIGHT FOR TORNADO WARNINGS.

LISTEN TO THIS.

anchor responds to upset viewers

NOW IT'S BECOME A TOPIC OF DISCUSSION AROUND THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS


AN INFLATABLE PLAYHOUSE FLYING THROUGH AIR CAUSES PANIC.

"The first thing I thought was that was my sister falling through the sky, because all I saw was arms and legs going."

ONE MINUTE IT WAS STAKED IN THE YARD.

THE NEXT. SWEPT OFF THE GROUND WITH THREE CHILDREN INSIDE.

PLUS THIS--

, so yes, they are approved to operate in the state of Colorado as a school."

CANNIBIS IN THECLASSROOM.

WE TAKE YOU TO A PLACE TEACHING THE BUSINESS OF MARIJUANA. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) BOUNCE HOUSE-SOTVO


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TZ4B) CLOVER LEAF-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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BOUNCE HOUSE INCIDENT-PLASMA VO


IT'S BEING CALLED A FREAK ACCIDENT.

STRONG WINDS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK LAUNCHED AN INFLATABLE BOUNCE HOUSE HIGH ABOVE THE GROUND AS THREE CHILDREN PLAYED INSIDE.

MARK MULHOLLAND REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


BOUNCE HOUSE INCIDENT-PKG


THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN BY A WITNESS JUST MOMENTS AFTER THE SMALL BOUNCE HOUSE LIFTED OF THE GROUND WHILE THREE CHILDREN WERE PLAYING INSIDE IT.

Taylor Seymour/Witness

"The first thing I thought was that was my sister falling through the sky, because all I saw was arms and legs going."

TAYLOR SEYMOUR'S TEN-YEAR-OLD SISTER WAS ONE OF THE CHILDREN. SHE SUFFERED A MINOR INJURY TO HER SHOULDER.

POLICE SAY THE OTHER CHILDREN, A FIVE YEAR OLD AND A SIX YEAR OLD BOY WERE DROPPED FROM THE BOUNCE HOUSE WHEN IT REACHED A HEIGHT OF 15 TO 20 FEET.

Taylor Seymour/Witness

"It went like this, and then it dropped off the.And then he fell to the ground."

THE CHILDREN ARE BEING TREATED AT ALBANY MED ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, ONE SUFFERED A SERIOUS HEAD INJURY, THE OTHER, BROKEN

BONES.

WITNESSES AND POLICE SAY THE MAN WHO OWNS THE LITTLE TIKES BRAND BOUNCE HOUSE, BUT IS NOT THE FATHER OF THE INJURED CHILDREN, DID USE THE PLASTIC STAKES TO KEEP IT IN PLACE, BUT THE STAKES WERE APPARENTLY NO MATCH FOR A STRONG GUST OF WIND.

Stephanie Hansen/Witness

"I actually watched the fellow that put it up. All the kids were having fun until they screamed to me to come down and I saw that."

AS THE CHILDREN LAY INJURED IN THE STREET AND THE PARKING LOT, WITNESSES SAY THE BOUNCE HOUSE DRIFTED OFF 50 FEET INTO THE SKY BEFORE COMING TO REST ON THE FIELDS NEAR OLIVER WINCH MIDDLE SCHOOL.

THE PHOTOS WERE CAPTURED BY A SOUTH GLENS FALLS STUDENT AS SHE GOT READY FOR A LACROSSE GAME. 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.

"Increasing rain prospects"

Partly sunny skies will remain in place through the late morning hours and the trend will be for a few showers to make their way into southern Collier county. Once again through the day, you'll notice some pretty breezy easterly winds with gusts closing in on 20 mph. We'll see cloudy periods from time to time this afternoon with rain and a few storms becoming a bit more widespread across the area. Due to the clouds and the rain, expect daytime highs to reach the upper 80s.

For the most part, the rain should begin to wind down as we head into the evening hours. There may be a few leftover rain pockets, however the overnight period should stay fairly dry with temperatures in the lower 70s.

We'll be gearing up for another wet day on Thursday with the potential for some heavy downpours. This is all due to that tropical moisture interacting with an approaching cold front moving in from the northwest. Ahead of the front, winds will be turning more onshore so a few downpours washing in from the Gulf first thing in the morning is certainly not out of the question with most of the rain shifting inland. Once this cold front passes Southwest Florida, expect lingering clouds early Friday morning with clearing skies through the day. High pressure will build in from the Gulf of Mexico and this will set the stage for a splendid weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday will feature tons of sunshine, highs in the upper 80s, along with a nice drop in humidity. Return to index of stories...


CLOVER LEAF UNIVERSITY-INTRO


THIS NOVEMBER FLORIDA VOTERS WILL DECIDE WHETHER MEDICAL MARIJUANA SHOULD BE LEGAL.

CANNIBIS IS ALREADY BIG BUSINESS IN COLORADO.

A NEW MARIJUANA-THEMED UNIVERSITY IS PROOF.

RICK SALLINGER REPORTS THE SCHOOL TOUTS ITSELF AS THE ONLY ACCREDITED COLLEGE FOR MARIJUANA STUDENTS. Return to index of stories...


CLOVER LEAF UNIVERSITY-PKG


THERE ARE THREE FLAGS OVER THE AURARIA CAMPUS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER, METRO STATE UNIVERSITY, AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF DENVER, BUT THERE'S ANOTHER INSTITUTION HERE, TOO.

IT'S CALLED CLOVER LEAF UNIVERSITY.

IT'S CURRICULUM IS MARIJUANA.

"As long as they're conducting lawful activities, we don't have any desire to ban them from the campus, because that's part of our content neutrality approach."

CLOVER LEAF UNIVERSITY OFFERS COURSES IN CANNABIS CULTIVATION, INFUSION, AND MARIJUANA BUSINESS.

IT RENTS SPACE IN THE KING CENTER ON THE AURARIA CAMPUS, BUT THAT DOESN'T SIT WELL WITH METRO STATE STUDENT LAWRENCE VALDEZ.

"It doesn't seem to be the way a university really operates."

HE SAYS HE DOES NOT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE SUBJECT OF MARIJUANA BEING TAUGHT ON THE CAMPUS; IT'S THE STATUS OF CLOVER LEAF.

"If they are as legitimate a university as Metro, CCD, and the University of Colorado at Denver, then we should fly the Clover Leaf University flag as proudly as we fly the others."

WE FOUND CLOVER LEAF HAS COURSES ACCREDITED BY THE COLORADO SUPREME COURT BOARD FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION.

ITS WEBSITE ALSO STATES IT IS APPROVED, LICENSED, AND REGULATED BY THE STATE.

"They are approved by the Division of Private Occupational Schools, so yes, they are approved to operate in the state of Colorado as a school."

IN A WAY, MARIJUANA EDUCATION HAS NOW TAKEN ITS PLACE ON A COLORADO COLLEGE CAMPUS. Return to index of stories...


ESC CITY OF PALMS-VO-WIPE


FORT MYER'S CITY OF PALMS PARK COULD SOON BE HOME TO A NEW TEAM.

WE FOUND OUT NEGOTIATIONS ARE UNDERWAY BETWEEN LEE COUNTY AND EDISON STATE COLLEGE.

THE SCHOOL WANTS ITS SPORTS TEAMS TO PLAY IN THE EMPTY STADIUM IN DOWNTOWN.

EDISON IS WORKING TO RESTART ITS ATHLETIC PROGRAM. Return to index of stories...


ESC CITY OF PALMS-SOTVO


Samuel Laguerre

Edison state grad

47:25-30

It'd be a good look for the school, the campus and attract a lot of

kids from the outside.

47:22-29

Samuel laguerre - Edison graduate

Make sure your students can get there cuz that's one thing.

Transportation with freshman coming in.

LEE COUNTY'S EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR THE PARK'S FUTURE SOON. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-TRX-VOTOPS


ROBOTIC SURGERY IS FINE-TUNING PROSTATE OPERATIONS.

HOW THAT'S BENEFITTING PATIENTS, COMING UP IN HEALTH MATTERS.

AND INTENSE IMPACT CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW THIS BIKE RIDER IS DOING AFTER COLLIDING WITH A TRUCK. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) CRASH ON CAM-VO


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COLLIER CAPE MEETING-NATSVO


IT WAS A FIRST IN COLLIER COUNTY!

DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES HOSTED A TOWN HALL.

TO EASE FEARS THAT PETS ARE BEING TAKEN!

nats of dogs barking

NBC-2 SPOKE TO ONE GOLDEN GATE ESTATES DOG OWNER.

SHE SAYS SHE GOT THESE TWO PITBULL PUPS --

AFTER HER FIRST *THREE WERE STOLEN FROM HER BACKYARD.

JUDY NELSON SAYS SHE BELIEVES SOMEONE STOLE THEM -- TO USE THEM FOR DOG FIGHTING. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER CAPE MEETING-SOTVO


i mean you take them to the vet like you take your kids to the

doctor- then you come home and your babies are gone. that's how i felt

about it.

ABOUT THE SAME TIME --

NCB-2 SPOKE WITH ANOTHER WOMAN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, WHO SAYS HER DOG WAS STOLEN TOO.

KNOWING FEAR WAS SPREADING --

COLLIER COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES DECIDED TO CALL THE FIRST-EVER TOWN HALL MEETING.

THEY SAY IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY ON HOW TO KEEP ANIMALS OUT OF HARM'S WAY.

IF YOU THINK YOUR PET IS LOST OR STOLEN, CALL ANIMAL SERVICES IMMEDIATELY. Return to index of stories...


WATER QUALITY-OC-SS-VO


LAWMAKERS IN WASHINGTON HAVE A FINAL AGREEMENT THAT WILL IMPROVE WATER QUALITY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

MORE THAN 620-MILLION DOLLARS WILL GO TOWARD THE C-43 RESERVOIR IN HENDRY COUNTY.

THE PROJECT AIMS TO REDUCE WATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

INSTEAD OF RELEASES GOING INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER, IT WILL BE DIVERTED TO THE RESERVOIR.

THE STORED WATER WILL THEN BE SENT DOWN THE RIVER, DURING DRY SEASON. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


THE RISE OF THE ROBOT- ROBOTIC SURGERY IS NOW MAINSTREAM WHEN PROSTATE REMOVAL IS NEEDED TO TREAT CANCER.

IT HAS GAINED MOMENTUM BECAUSE OF THE WAY IT HAS FINE-TUNED SURGERY.

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


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


SINCE BEING INTRODUCED JUST OVER A DECADE AGO, ROBOTIC PROSTATE SURGERY HAS MADE A BIG IMPACT. The da Vinci Surgical System is now used to perform as many as 4 out of 5 radical PROSTATECTOMIES in the U.S.

DR. BLAKE EVANS/UROLOGIST

RUNS:

3:18 The main benefits that pushed these techniques on the surgical scene was the fact that there was less blood loss and also shorter hospital stays. Mainly because of the visualization.

ROBOTIC SURGERY IS SIMILAR TO LAPAROSCOPIC WHICH ALLOW DOCTORS TO OPERATE THROUGH A SERIES OF SMALL POKE HOLES. INSTEAD OF SITTING OVER THE PATIENT, DOCTORS WORK AT A CONSOLE WHICH GIVES THEM 3D, HIGH DEF VISION. THE DaVINCI IS DESIGNED WITH ENHANCED MOVEMENT, GIVING SURGEONS A FULL RANGE OF WRIST MOTIONS.

DR. BLAKE EVANS/UROLOGIST

RUNS:

:26 We don't have to make a big incision to operate. The purpose of the robot is to allow us to use wristed instruments which allows us to suture a lot easier.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

A recent review comparing traditional open procedures and robot-assisted prostate surgery found the robot offered strengths in patient comfort and doctor control. The surgeries were evenly matched in terms of overall success.

DR. BLAKE EVANS/UROLOGIST

RUNS:

04:26 The data has not supported the fact that it's a better operation but it's definitely a way for us to operate in the pelvis easier. And also the patient gets out of the hospital quicker.

BASED ON THE FINE-TUNING IT OFFERS, SOME EVIDENCE SUGGESTS ROBOTIC SURGERY DECREASES THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL TREATMENT WITHIN TWO YEARS. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


CRASH ON CAM-VO


SOME INTENSE VIDEO OUT OF MISSOURI OF A MOTORCYCLE AND VAN COLLIDING.

THE BIKER 20 YEAR OLD BRITT HAMILTON SAYS HE HIT HIS BRAKES BUT IT WAS TOO LATE.

WATCHING THIS VIDEO RELEASED YOU CAN SEE THE MOMENT OF THE CRASH AND HAMILTONS SHOE FLYING OFF HIS FOOT AS HE FLIES OFF HIS BIKE.

INCREDIBLY HE'S BACK ON HIS FEET AND BACK TO WORK. Return to index of stories...


CRASH ON CAM-SOTVO


My wrist is swollen a little bit, and my lip is a little messed up, I got a little knot on my leg.

WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE IN THIS -- HAMILTONS FIANCE AND HIS 10 MONTH OLD BABY WERE IN THE CAR RIGHT BEHIND HIM.

SEEING THIS PLAY OUT THE COUPLE IS THANKFUL THAT HE'S ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


ALEC BALDWIN IN THE BACK OF *ANOTHER* POLICE CAR.

BATMAN'S NEW LOOK.

AND A HOLLYWOOD COUPLE SHOWS OFF THEIR NEW BABY.

MARY MUELLER HAS IT ALL IN TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


ACTOR ALEC BALDWIN IS IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW.AGAIN.

POLICE STOPPED HIM FOR RIDING HIS BIKE IN THE WRONG DIRECTION ON FIFTH AVENUE TUESDAY.

BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT GOT HIM ARRESTED.

BALDWIN DID NOT HAVE HIS I-D AND BEGAN ARGUING WITH OFFICERS -- SO THEY TOOK HIM INTO CUSTODY.

LATER BALDWIN TWEETED "OFFICER MORENO. ARRESTED ME"

AND "NEW YORK CITY IS A MISMANAGED CARNIVAL OF STUPIDITY."

BALDWIN WAS CITED FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND A TRAFFIC VIOLATION.

THE DIRECTOR BEHIND THE NEXT BATMAN MOVIE MADE FANS VERY HAPPY.

ZACK SNYDER TOOK TO TWITTER POSTING A SNEAK PEAK OF ACTOR BEN AFFLECK IN FULL COSTUME.

A NEW BATMOBILE CAN ALSO BEE SEEN IN THE PICTURE.

AFFLECK IS THE NEXT CAPED CRUSADER IN THE SEQUEL TO "MAN OF STEEL."

BUT DON'T GET TOO EXCITED JUST YET. THE PREMIERE OF THE MOVIE IS STILL TWO YEARS AWAY.

ACTORS JOHN KRASINSKI AND EMILY BLUNT INTRODUCED THE WORLD TO THEIR NEW BABY GIRL!

KRASINSKI SHARED THIS PICTURE ON TWITTER OF 3-MONTH-OLD "HAZEL"

IN A JAB AT CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHERS. THE ACTOR TWEETED: "PICS OF KIDS SHOULD ONLY COME DIRECT FROM PARENTS."

THE COUPLE TIED THE KNOT BACK IN JULY 20-10.

I'M MARY MUELLER REPORTING. Return to index of stories...


JUSTIN BEIBER ACCUSATION-TRX-VOTOPS


A WOMAN IS ACCUSING JUSTIN BIEBER OF ATTEMPTED ROBBERY -- OF HER CELLPHONE.

ACCORDING TO TMZ THE WOMAN SAID BIEBER AND HIS CREW GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH SOME GUYS AT A BATTING CAGE ON MONDAY.

SHE SAYS THAT BIEBER SAW HER REACHING FOR HER CELL PHONE, AND DEMANDED SHE HAND IT OVER SO HE COULD DELETE ANY PHOTOS SHE MAY HAVE SNAPPED.

SHE SAID WHEN SHE REFUSED, HE REACHED INTO HER PURSE AND GRABBED IT. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM


COMING UP AT NOON--

WE'LL TAKE YOU BACK TO THE SCENE OF THIS MORNING SPRINKLER LEAK AT A FORT MYERS APARTMENT.

THE LEAK FORCED SEVERAL FROM THEIR HOMES AS WATER STARTED RAINING DOWN ON THEM!

A SEVERLY BURNED DOG IS HANDED OVER TO THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY.

BUT VETS SAY THE DOGS PROBLEMS ARE MUCH WORSE!

PLUS IT'S BEEN A MONTH SINCE THOSE 200 SCHOOL GIRLS WERE KIDNAPPED IN NIGERIA.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW THE U-S IS STEPPING UP ITS EFFORTS TO FIND THEM.

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NOON TZA) APARTMENT LEAK-VO WIPE


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NOON TZB) DOG BURNED-VO WIPE


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NOON TZC) NIGERIA GIRLS-VO TOPS


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CLOSE-2-SHOT


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