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HL1) SWFL MOST WANTED-VOTOPS-TRX TZ3B) 73 YEAR OLD POSTCARD-VOTOPS
HL2) MOTORCYCLE FATALITY-SS-TRX TS1 SWFL MOST WANTED-TRIP ANIBOX
HL3) WEATHER-WX TS2) SPIEGAL IN COURT-TRIP ANIBOX
WESNEL ISAAC IN COURT-TRX 2 SHOT SS DBX TS3) MOTORCYCLE DEATH-TRIP ANIBOX
WESNEL ISAAC IN COURT-REMLIVE NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
WESNEL ISAAC IN COURT-vo ss CA WILDFIRES-PLASMA INTRO
WESNEL ISAAC IN COURT-REMLIVE CA WILDFIRES-PKG
CAR VS BUS-TRX-SS VO FM BURGLAR SURVEILLANCE-TRXSSTOPS
PEDESTRIANS HIT-TRX-SS (2) PC SON SHOOTS FATHER-SS, OC
MOTORCYCLE FATALITY-TRX OC SS DBX CHARCO SPORTS TOURISM-VOWIPE
MOTORCYCLE FATALITY-REMLIVE CHARCO SPORTS TOURISM-SOTVO
MOTORCYCLE FATALITY-VO FRED COOPER HEARING-VO SS OCTAG
MOTORCYCLE FATALITY-VOSOT PRINCIPAL REDUCTIONS-VOWIPE
MOTORCYCLE FATALITY-REMLIVE PRINCIPAL REDUCTIONS-SOTVO
MICHAEL SPIEGAL IN COURT-2 SHOT SS ANIBOX HOW MUCH OBAMA IS WORTH-OC-SS-WIPE
MICHAEL SPIEGAL IN COURT-REMLIVE SS LIFE SIZE SPHINX-OC VO
MICHAEL SPIEGAL IN COURT-VO GARDENING APPS-INTRO
MICHAEL SPIEGAL IN COURT-REMLIVE GARDENING APPS-PKG
VA SCANDAL-TRX-VO 73 YEAR OLD POST CARD-SOTVO
VA SCANDAL-SOTVO 73 YEAR OLD POST CARD-SOTVO
TENNESSEE STILLMILL EXPOLSION-TRX OC VO PREAKNESS LOOK AHEAD-VO
FL JOB NUMBERS-TRX-OTS VO PREAKNESS LOOK AHEAD-SOT-SS
NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS
TURKEY FUNERALS-PLASMA VO TZ4A) KILLER ROBOT-VOTOPS
TURKEY FUNERALS-PKG TZ4B) WALLET STOLEN-VOTOPS
BIKE TO WORK DAY-OTS WEATHER TEASE-STC
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT RISE OF THE KILLER ROBOT-ON CAM
TZ1A) TRANSFORMERS-SOTVO RISE OF THE KILLER ROBOT-PKG
TZ1AB) MEGA BUS-VOTOPS WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
WEATHER-STC WEATHER-WX WALL
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP MAN COLLAPSE WALLET STOLEN-ON CAM
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL MAN COLLAPSE WALLET STOLEN-PKG
TRANSFORMERS BLOW UP-PLASMA VO TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
TRANSFORMERS BLOW UP-SOTVO OC TZ5A) MEASLES AND CANCER-VO
PALM BEACH BLVD ROBBERY-VO CRIST CANCELED-OC-VO
HOME INVASION LATEST-SS-VO-WIPE CRIST CANCELED-SOTVO
HOME INVASION LATEST-OC-SS HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
JULIE SCHENECKER VERDICT-TRX-OC-VO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
JULIE SCHENECKER VERDICT-SOTVO MEASLES CURES CANCER-VO-WIPE
A NIGHT WITH BOBBY BOWDEN-OC-SS MEASLES CURES CANCER-SOTVO
MEGA BUS LAUNCH-VO LOWERING LUNESTA-VO
ERIC HOLDER AND NAACP-OTS NOW SHOWING-INTRO
FIRST LADY IN KANSAS-VOWIPE NOW SHOWING-PKG
TEASE TWO-TRXVOTOPS PAUL WALKER CRASH LAWSUIT-TRXVOTOPS
TZ2A) WASHINGTON MON-VOWIPE SANTA CLAUSE CONVENTION-VOTOPS
TZ2B) STERLING NOT PAYING-VOTOPS THE LONELY CAFE-VOTOPS
WASHINGTON MONUMENT BROKEN ELEVATOR-2 SHOT NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM
WASHINGTON MONUMENT BROKEN ELEVATOR-PKG WESNEL ISSAC-vo
STERLING NOT PAYING UP-TRXVOTOPS FMB MURDER ARREST-vo
TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS CLOSE-2-SHOT
TZ3A) WILDFIRE LATEST-VOTOPS  


HL1) SWFL MOST WANTED-VOTOPS-TRX


CAPTURED!

AFTER SEVEN YEARS ON THE RUN.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S MOST WANTED IS NOW BEHIND BARS.

AND NBC-2'S CAMERA'S WERE ROLLING AS HE STOOD BEFORE A LEE COUNTY JUDGE.

OUR REPORTER IS STANDING BY LIVE WITH THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


HL2) MOTORCYCLE FATALITY-SS-TRX


PLUS--

NEW DETAILS ON A MOTORCYCLE RIDER THROWN FROM HIS BIKE AND KILLED ON A BUSY STREET IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WEATHER-WX


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WESNEL ISAAC IN COURT-TRX 2 SHOT SS DBX


BREAKING NEWS AT 11---

ONE OF THE MOST WANTED MEN IN AMERICA CAPTURED BY U.S. MARSHALS JUST APPEARED BEFORE A JUDGE IN LEE COUNTY.

THANKS FOR WATCHING I'M LINDSAY LOGUE.

AND I'M CHAD OLIVER.

INVESTIGATORS FOUND WESNEL ISAAC IN HAITI AND BROUGHT HIM BACK TO LEE COUNTY.

HE'S BEEN ON THE RUN FOR SEVEN YEARS.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS JUST STEPPED OUT OF THE COURTHOUSE AND IS LIVE WITH AN UPDATE.

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


WESNEL ISAAC IN COURT-REMLIVE


JUST WITHIN THE LAST HOUR WESNEL ISAAC WAS IN COURT FACING MURDER CHARGES THAT HAVE BEEN PENDING AGAINST HIM FOR SEVERAL YEARS. Return to index of stories...


WESNEL ISAAC IN COURT-vo ss


LET'S GET STRAIGHT TO THE VIDEO FROM THE COURTROOM THIS MORNING.

ISAAC SHOWED LITTLE EMOTION AS A JUDGE READ HIS CHARGES.

HE'S CHARGED WITH -- ROBBERY, HOME INVASION AND THREE COUNTS OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER.

DEPUTIES SAY ISAAC IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE VIOLENT MURDERS OF THREE PEOPLE IN LEHIGH ACRES IN SEPTEMBER 2007.

HE'S BEEN ON THE RUN EVER SINCE--

INVESTIGATORS FINALLY TRACKED HIM DOWN IN HAITI AND BROUGHT HIM BACK TO LEE COUNTY.

US MARSHALS ADDED ISAAC TO THE 15 MOST WANTED LIST JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO.

THEY ALSO OFFERED A 25 THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO HIS ARREST.

ISSAC IS THE FIRST FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO EVER BE PLACED ON THAT LIST. Return to index of stories...


WESNEL ISAAC IN COURT-REMLIVE


A JUDGE ORDERED ISAAC BE HELD WITHOUT BOND.

HE WILL BE BACK IN COURT IN JUNE.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO STAY ON TOP OF THIS DEVELOPING STORY.

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


CAR VS BUS-TRX-SS VO


NEW AT ELEVEN.

A LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BUS FILLED WITH THIRTY CHILDREN ON BOARD GETS REAR-ENDED.

THIS IS A MAP OF WHERE THE CRASH HAPPENED.

THE INTERSECTION OF EAST 10TH STREET & THOMPSON AVENUE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE BUS DRIVER HAD JUST STOPPED TO PICK UP TWO STUDENTS WHEN A S-U-V SLAMMED INTO THE BACK.

THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER IN THE NISSAN APPEAR TO BE OKAY.

WE HAVE BEEN TOLD ALL OF THE STUDENTS WERE FINE AND NO ONE HAD TO BE TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIANS HIT-TRX-SS (2)


NEW AT 11--

A DRIVER SLAMMED INTO TWO BICYCLISTS IN SOUTH FORT MYERS THIS MORNING.

THE WRECK HAPPENED ON THREE OAKS PARKWAY AT PINE CHASE ROAD.

YOU CAN SEE THE BIKES IN THESE PICTURES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INTERSECTION.

BOTH RIDERS WERE RUSHED TO GULFCOAST HOSPITAL WITH TRAUMA INJURIES.

WE'LL UPDATE THIS STORY AS WE GET NEW INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


MOTORCYCLE FATALITY-TRX OC SS DBX


WE HAVE A SAD UPDATE TO A BAD CRASH THIS WEEK ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD.

THE 19 YEAR-OLD WHO WAS THROWN FROM HIS MOTORCYCLE HAS DIED FROM HIS INJURIES.

BENJAMIN POSEY'S FAMILY SAYS HE LOVED HIS MOTORCYCLE AND HIS JOB.

HE WORKED AT THE SUNDIAL RESORT ON SANIBEL ISLAND.

THAT'S WHERE NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK JOINS US LIVE.

DANIELLE, THIS IS A LIFE CUT WAY TOO SHORT.

WHAT ARE YOU HEARING FROM BENJAMIN'S CO-WORKERS? Return to index of stories...


MOTORCYCLE FATALITY-REMLIVE


CHAD, LINDSAY-- I'M LEARNING HOW MUCH HE WAS LOVED HERE AT THE RESORT.

JUST A MOMENT AGO, BENJAMIN POSEY'S COWORKERS CAME TOGETHER HERE AT

THIS FLAG POLE FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE TO MOURN THE LOSS OF THEIR

EMPLOYEE.

TODAY FLAGS AT THE RESORT ARE FLYING AT HALF STAFF IN HONOR AND

REMEMBRANCE OF A VALUED COWORKER AND FRIEND.

VO- OF PICTURES WE ARE FEEDING BACK

THESE ARE PHOTOS FROM BENJAMIN POSEY'S FACEBOOK PAGE.

IVE LEARNED HE WAS A YOUNG MAN WHO HAD BIG DREAMS TO BE A FIREFIGHTER

LIKE HIS FATHER.

FRIENDS SAY THE LADY IN HIS PICTURE WAS HIS GIRLFRIEND.

HE RECENTLY GOT A JOB HERE AT THE RESORT WHILE HE WORKED TO GET INTO

THE FIRE ACADEMY. Return to index of stories...


MOTORCYCLE FATALITY-VO


I LEARNED BENJAMIN WAS DRIVING HIS MOTORCYCLE HOME AFTER WORK

WEDNESDAY WHEN A SUV STRUCK HIM ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD.

BEN WAS THROWN OFF HIS BIKE.

HE DIED FROM HIS INJURIES FROM THE CRASH THE NEXT DAY.

I SPOKE TO HIS BOSS AT THE RESORT WHO SAYS HE WISH HE HAD 6 EMPLOYEES LIKE BEN. Return to index of stories...


MOTORCYCLE FATALITY-VOSOT


"The impact that that kid did or made here at this resort is amazing.

Just a fabulous, fabulous kid"BUT TO

"They must have needed another angel in heaven. This kid was too young

and too nice to go so early." Return to index of stories...


MOTORCYCLE FATALITY-REMLIVE


WE'VE LEARNED THE DRIVER OF THE SUV IS 80-YEAR OLD MARY BROWNSON

SUFFERED FROM MINOR INJURIES FROM THE CRASH. FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL

SAYS SHE IS AT FAULT AND CHARGED WITH MAKING AN IMPROPER TURN.

LIVE ON SANIBEL ISLAND DK NBC2. Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL SPIEGAL IN COURT-2 SHOT SS ANIBOX


NEW THIS MORNING --

THE MAN ARRESTED FOR KILLING TWO PEOPLE ON A BOAT AT SALTY SAM'S MARINA WILL REMAIN IN JAIL.

MICHAEL SPIEGAL IS ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS EX-WIFE MARILYN SPIEGEL AND HER FIANCE HARRY CARLIP.

SPIEGAL FACED A JUDGE FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY.

NBC2'S SAM SWEENEY JUST STEPPED OUT OF THE COURT ROOM---

HE JOINS US LIVE FROM DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL SPIEGAL IN COURT-REMLIVE SS


THE STATE IS CALLING THIS A CAPITAL MURDER CASE.

MEANING-- IF CONVICTED MICHAEL SPIEGAL COULD FACE THE DEATH PENALITY - OR, AT A MINIMUM, LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE.

THE STATE'S POSITION IS THAT SPIEGAL WENT TO THE MARINA ON THURSDAY WITH THE INTENT TO WHO IS BELIEVED TO BE HIS EX WIFE AND HER FIANCE HARRY CARLIP. Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL SPIEGAL IN COURT-VO


WE'VE JUST LEARNED WITNESSES HEARD SPIEGAL TELL THE VICTIMS QUOTE ---YOU WILL BE SORRY.

MOMENTS LATER--- SEVERAL SHOTS WERE FIRED-- THEN SPEIGAL WAS SEEN RUNNING FROM THE BOAT COVERED IN BLOOD.

DEPUTIES ALREADY ON SCENE TOOK HIM INTO CUSTODY SECONDS LATER. Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL SPIEGAL IN COURT-REMLIVE


TAKE LIVE

THE JUDGE HELD SPIEGAL ON NO BOND. HE WILL REMAINED HOUSED HERE AT THE LEE COUNTY JAIL UNTIL HIS NEXT COURT DATE IN JUNE.

LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS. SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


VA SCANDAL-TRX-VO


VETERANS AFFAIRS SECRETARY ERIC SHINSEKI SAYS HE'S NOT STEPPING DOWN.

THIS AFTER ANSWERING TOUGH QUESTIONS THURSDAY ON CAPITOL HILL.

SHINSEKI IS UNDER FIRE AMID REPORTS THAT AS MANY AS 40 VETERANS DIED WHILE WAITING FOR MEDICAL CARE AT THE V-A HOSPITAL IN PHOENIX

FOR NOW, HE IS RESISTING FOR THE F-B-I TO TAKE OVER. UNLESS HE SAYS, THE INVESTIGATION REVEALS A CRIMINAL COVERUP.

LAWMAKERS ARE ANGRY, SAYING THE SECRETARY IGNORED WARNINGS ABOUT PROBLEMS WITH THE SYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


VA SCANDAL-SOTVO


"There is no doubt in my mind that are serious problems." "Does the V-A have adequate staffing?

SO FAR, THE V-A'S TOP INVESTIGATOR SAYS NONE OF THE 17 DEATHS HE'S REVIEWED ARE LINKED TO LONG WAITS FOR CARE. Return to index of stories...


TENNESSEE STILLMILL EXPOLSION-TRX OC VO


FIRE-FIGHTERS SAY SIX PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN AN EXPLOSION AT A STEEL MILL IN KNOXVILLE.

ONE WORKER IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION WITH BURNS OVER 80 PERCENT OF HIS BODY.

AT THIS HOUR --

INVESTIGATORS AT THE MILL ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT CAUSED THE BLAST.

IT HAPPENED IN A PART OF THE PLANT WHERE METAL IS MELTED. Return to index of stories...


FL JOB NUMBERS-TRX-OTS VO


WITHIN THE LAST HOUR.

WE GOT AN UPDATE ABOUT HOW MANY FLORIDIANS ARE OUT OF WORK.

THE STATE'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE REMAINED FLAT AT SIX-PERCENT APRIL.

IT WENT UP SLIGHTLY IN MARCH.

PRETTY MUCH UNCHANGED FOR THE LAST YEAR.

SIX-HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE UNEMPLOYED.

FLORIDA EMPLOYERS ADDED 34-THOUSAND JOBS LAST MONTH.

TRAILING ONLY TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA. Return to index of stories...


NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE


TIME FOR A QUICK CHECK ON HOW THE TRADING DAY IS SHAPING UP ON WALL STREET.

A NEW REPORT IS OUT TO DAY SHOWING HOME CONSTRUCTION JUMPED IN APRIL.

IT'S BIGGEST BUILDING SURGE SINCE NOVEMBER.

CREWS UP NORTH FINALLY MADE IT BACK TO WORK SITES AFTER THE HARSH WINTER.

COMBINE THAT GOOD NEWS WITH DECLINING INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION AND RETAIL SALES.

RIGHT NOW THE DOW JONES IS ___________. Return to index of stories...


TURKEY FUNERALS-PLASMA VO


TURNING NOW TO TRAGEDY IN TURKEY.

WHERE NEARLY 300 PEOPLE ARE DEAD IN WHAT'S BEING CALLED THE WORST MINING DISASTER IN THAT COUNTRY'S HISTORY.

VICTIMS ARE BEING CARRIED TO A MAKESHIFT CEMETERY --

WHERE GRAVEDIGGERS ARE RUNNING OUT OF ROOM.

IVAN WATSON PICKS UP OUR STORY. Return to index of stories...


TURKEY FUNERALS-PKG


THEY ARE CARRIED INTO THE CEMETARY…ONE BY ONE.

SOME OF THE HUNDREDS OF VICTIMS OF THE WORST MINING DISASTER IN TURKISH HISTORY.

THERE ARE SO MANY FRESH GRAVES HERE …THAT THIS COFFIN-BEARER HAS TO ASK, WHERE TO GO.

THIS TRAGIC OPERATION….

. HEART-BREAKING TO WATCH.

LITTLE PLASTIC FLAGS…

IDENTIFY THE GRAVES OF MEN WHO TOILED UNDERGROUND…

FOR THE EQUIVALENT OF 500 TO 750 U.S. DOLLARS MONTH.

FRIENDS AND MOURNERS LEAP INTO ACTION…

USING PICKS AND SHOVELS TO BURY THE BODIES…OF MEN WHO USED TO DIG FOR A LIVING.

"this is grief on a mass scale and for some its clearly overwhelming, the sad thing is that the announcers here, the organizers, have been urging mourners to move on, because they have to make space for new victims, for the burial of more coal miners. They simply don't have enough time and space to get this all done."

IT IS HARD TO IMAGINE HOW UPSETTING IT MUST TO BE TO SAY GOODBYE TO A LOVED ONE…

…AMID THE CHAOS AND FRENZY OF THIS MASS FUNERAL.

BAYRAM ILKI TELLS ME…HE CHOSE NOT TO BRING HIS GRANDSON AND GRAND-DAUGHTER TO SEE THE BURIAL OF HIS SON.

I DIDN'T WANT HIS CHILDREN TO WITNESS THIS, HE SAYS. MY SON WORKED AS A MINER FOR 25 YEARS. HE SAW MANY DEATHS AND INJURIES, ILKI ADDS, BUT HE NEVER EXPECTED ANYTHING LIKE THIS.

AS MORE COFFINS ARE BROUGHT IN…

ILKI TAKES A QUIET MOMENT

BIDDING A HUMBLE FAREWELL TO HIS SON…

A VICTIM OF ONE OF THE DEADLIEST INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS IN MODERN HISTORY.

IVAN WATSON, CNN, SOMA, TURKEY Return to index of stories...


BIKE TO WORK DAY-OTS


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS PLENTY OF BIKE LANES AND TRAILS.

TODAY YOU HAVE EXTRA REASON TO USE THEM.

IT'S NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY.

A NEW SURVEY FROM THE CENSUS BUREAU SHOWS BIKING IS BECOMING MORE POPULAR.

THE NUMBER OF CYCLISTS INCREASED IN THE LAST DECADE BY 60-PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


AN EXPLOSION ROCKS A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY.

:37:28 furious-yea. its the second car to get wrecked."

WE'LL TAKE YOU TO CAPE CORAL --

WHERE THERE'S NOW BEEN TWO EXPLOSIONS.

AND IF YOU'VE GOT A BUCK YOU'RE IN LUCK.

MEGABUS IS NOW IN THE SUNSHINE STATE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) TRANSFORMERS-SOTVO


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TZ1AB) MEGA BUS-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.

BREEZY AND MILD

After a mild start to the morning, we have a mild, breezy day ahead of us. We started the morning with still some lingering clouds, but through the day, the cloud cover will be decreasing. Winds from the north will pick up to 10-15 mph with gusts of 20-25 mph. By this afternoon, even with plenty of sunshine on the way, we will only warm into the low to mid 80s. With much less humidity in place today, the change will be very noticeable.

Tonight, skies will stay clear and temperatures will be a good bit cooler. We'll drop to near 60 degrees with inland cooler spots dropping into the upper 50s. Through the weekend, the sunshine sticks around. Highs will be in the upper 80s and lows will drop into the lower 60s for Sunday morning.

Dry weather and mostly sunny skies stick around into next week. Afternoon highs will reach into the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. We have no big storms systems to track in the next 7 days. Return to index of stories...


TRANSFORMERS BLOW UP-PLASMA VO


FOR THE *SECOND* TIME THIS WEEK A TRANSFORMER BLEW UP BEHIND A CAPE CORAL RESTAURANT.

THE BLAST THURSDSAY AT MARIA'S RESTAURANT DAMAGED SEVERAL CARS.

IT CAME DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO IGNITING TWO LARGE PROPANE TANKS!

A SIMILAR SCENE HAPPENED ON MOTHER'S DAY.

HERE'S HOW WORKERS AT THE RESTAURANT DESCRIBE WHAT THEY HEARD. Return to index of stories...


TRANSFORMERS BLOW UP-SOTVO OC


Alexis Terdeco, Car wrecked

:37:13 It sounded like a cannon kind of. then i walked out and saw a

big cloud of smoke. and i walked over to my car and whole windshield

was shattered. it smelled like burning oil-burning gas.

Daniel Herrera, car wrecked

:44:20 getting hit by lightening twice! its just one of those

circumstances- luckily no one got hurt.

THE LEE COUNTY ELECTRIC CO-OP RUSHED TO THE SCENE TO INVESTIGATE WHAT HAPPENED.

NBC-2 CALLED L-C-E-C'S SUPERVISOR TO TRY AND GET SOME ANSWERS.

BUT WE HAVE NOT HEARD BACK. Return to index of stories...


PALM BEACH BLVD ROBBERY-VO


WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHO THE TWO PEOPLE ARE WHO WERE ARRESTED FOR A ROBBERY ON PALM BEACH BOULEVARD.

THIS IS VIDEO OF THE POLICE SEARCH FOR THE TWO SUSPECTS LAST NIGHT.

ACCORDING TO THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, THE SUSPECTS ROBBED SOMEONE NEAR THE FOAM AND FIZZ ON PALM BEACH, JUST BEFORE 5 O'CLOCK.

AFTER A BRIEF SEARCH, DEPUTIES ARRESTED TWO PEOPLE NEAR THE PALM BEACH MOTEL.

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HOME INVASION LATEST-SS-VO-WIPE


THREE MEN LINKED TO VIOLENT HOMES INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY --

ARE BEHIND BARS IN ORANGE COUNTY.

ORANGE COUNTY DEPUTIES CAUGHT THE TRIO ATTEMPTING TO BREAK INTO A MANSION NEAR ORLANDO.

INVESTIGATORS TELL NBC2 THEY'RE THE SAME MEN BEHIND FIVE HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY AND ONE IN WINDEMERE.

TODAY WE'RE DIGGING INTO THE SUSPECTS' HISTORY.

ANDRES PEREZ AND JOHNATHAN CONTRERAS ARE FROM IMMOKALEE.

FRANK BOWER JUNIOR IS FROM THE CENTRAL FLORIDA AREA.

HE CLAIMS TO BE A FORMER MOBSTER TURNED JAIL HOUSE MINISTER. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION LATEST-OC-SS


ALL THREE HOME INVASION SUSPECTS POSTED BOND --

BUT ARE STILL IN JAIL TODAY.

THE JUDGE IN ORANGE COUNTY PUT A NEBBIA HOLD ON THEM.

HE WANTS TO KNOW WHERE THE BAIL MONEY CAME FROM BEFORE IT'S ACCEPTED. Return to index of stories...


JULIE SCHENECKER VERDICT-TRX-OC-VO


A GUILTY VERDICT IN A HIGH-PROFILE FLORIDA TRIAL.

IT ONLY TOOK A JURY IN TAMPA TWO HOURS TO FIND A MOTHER GUILTY OF SHOOTING AND KILLING HER TWO TEENAGE CHILDREN.

JULIE SCHENECKER SHOT HER 13-YEAR-OLD SON AND 16-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER.

THE DEFENSE ARGUED SHE WAS INSANE.

AFTER THE VERDICT, SCHENECKER SAID SHE ACCEPTED HER FATE AND APOLOGIZED. Return to index of stories...


JULIE SCHENECKER VERDICT-SOTVO


"I take responsibility, I was there, I know, I know I shot my son and daughter."

THE JUDGE SENTENCED SCHENECKER TO LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE. Return to index of stories...


A NIGHT WITH BOBBY BOWDEN-OC-SS


FORMER F-S-U COACH BOBBY BOWDEN WILL BE IN NAPLES TONIGHT.

FOR "A NIGHT WITH BOBBY BOWDEN".

THE FUNDRAISING EVENT IS AT 6 AT THE WALDORF ASTORIA.

THE NIGHT BEGINS WITH A COCKTAIL RECEPTION FOLLOWED BY A DINNER.

IT'S A NIGHT TO TALK EVERYTHING F-S-U FOOTBALL. PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE.

MONEY RAISED GOES TO THE BOBBY BOWDEN LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP FUND. Return to index of stories...


MEGA BUS LAUNCH-VO


IF DON'T MIND SHARING A RIDE - HERE'S A WAY TO GET AROUND FLORIDA WITH FARES AS LOW AS A DOLLAR.

MEGA-BUS HAS EXPANDED INTO THE SUNSHINE STATE.

YOU CAN HITCH A RIDE FROM TAMPA TO EITHER ORLANDO OR MIAMI. FOR AS LITTLE AS A ONE DOLLAR.

THE EXPANSION MAKES ORLANDO THE 14TH MEGABUS HUB IN NORTH AMERICA.

THERE ARE SIX STOPS IN FLORIDA.

NONE THOUGH IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


ERIC HOLDER AND NAACP-OTS


LOOKING AHEAD-

ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER WILL SPEAK AT AN N-DOUBLE-A-C-P LUNCHEON TODAY TO MARK THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SUPREME COURT RULING BROWN VERSUS BOARD OF EDUCATION.

THE 1954 RULING ENDED SEGREGATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Return to index of stories...


FIRST LADY IN KANSAS-VOWIPE


THE FIRST LADY WILL BE IN KANSAS TO ADDRESS GRADUATING SENIORS IN TOPEKA.

MICHELLE OBAMA WILL DELIVER REMARKS AT A "SENIOR RECOGNITION DAY" TO CELEBRATE SENIORS FROM PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS.

THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE THE DAY BEFORE EACH HIGH SCHOOL HOLDS THEIR OFFICIAL GRADUATION CEREMONY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-TRXVOTOPS


COMING UP ON NBC-2

THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT IS FINALLY OPEN AGAIN.

BUT YOU MIGHT WANT TO TAKE THE STAIRS.

PLUS--

DONALD STERLING SAYS THE N-B-A BETTER PREPARE FOR A FIGHT.

AN UPDATE NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) WASHINGTON MON-VOWIPE


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TZ2B) STERLING NOT PAYING-VOTOPS


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WASHINGTON MONUMENT BROKEN ELEVATOR-2 SHOT


A VISIT TO THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT TURNED INTO AN EXERCISE IN FRUSTRATION WHEN THE ELEVATOR STOPPED WORKING.

STEPHEN CHEE-DAH HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


WASHINGTON MONUMENT BROKEN ELEVATOR-PKG


DRAMA, HIGH IN THE SKY.

"We were at the top they said they were having technical difficulties with the elevator."

DIFFICULTIES SO SEVERE IT WASN'T RUNNING. THEN THEY FOUND OUT JUST WHAT THAT MEANT.

"We were going to have descend the 896 steps to the bottom."

WHILE THE WALK DOWN WAS HARD AND TIME CONSUMING SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAD TO WALK DOWN WERE GLAD THE ELEVATOR MANAGED TO MAKE IT TO THE TOP.

"I would have been panicked it we had been stuck in the elevator. Luckily we were stuck up there."

SOME OF THE YOUNGER PEOPLE SAID THE WALK WAS LONG AND SLOW BUT THEY MANAGED OKAY. 80 PLUS YEAR OLD JANE BOUYOUKAS HAD A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE.

"Oh god I didn't know if I was going to make it or not."

ONCE SHE REACHED THE GROUND BOUYOUKAS WAS OK, EXCEPT FOR HER LEGS. SHE'S GLAD HER KNEES HELD UP.

"Still there ha ha ha ha still working I hope."

MEANWHILE ON THE GROUND A CROWD THE CROWD GATHERED.

"And we waited waited over an hour and a half."

DESPITE THE PROBLEMS WITH THE ELEVATOR SOME DECIDED TO GO UP ONCE IT STARTED RUNNING AGAIN.

"The trip down we got stuck up at the top we got stuck for 5 minutes or so while the elevator was repaired a second time." Return to index of stories...


STERLING NOT PAYING UP-TRXVOTOPS


DONALD STERLING SAYS HE DOES *NOT PLAN TO PAY THE TWO-POINT-FIVE MILLION DOLLAR FINE HANDED DOWN BY THE N-B-A.

IN A LETTER TO THE N-B-A, STERLING'S ATTORNEY SAYS HIS CLIENT HAS DONE NOTHING WRONG.

THE LEAGUE FINED AND BANNED THE L.A. CLIPPER'S OWNER AFTER RECORDINGS OF HIM MAKING RACIST COMMENTS WENT PUBLIC. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS


WILDFIRES CONTINUE TO DEVASTATE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA --

WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE FRONT LINES WHERE THE FIGHT IS INTENSIFYING.

WHEN YOU MAIL A LETTER OR POSTCARD IT WILL ARRIVE IN A FEW DAYS.

NOT 73-YEARS.

HERE'S A STORY GIVING NEW MEANING TO SNAIL MAIL. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) WILDFIRE LATEST-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) 73 YEAR OLD POSTCARD-VOTOPS


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TS1 SWFL MOST WANTED-TRIP ANIBOX


GOOD MORNING IM CHAD OLIVER.

ONE OF THE MOST WANTED CRIMINALS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS HELD WITHOUT BOND.

WESNEL ISAAC HAS BEEN ON THE RUN FOR YEARS.

HE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER AND SEVERAL OTHER CHARGES.

ISAAC IS ACCUSED OF VIOLENTLY MURDERING THREE PEOPLE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

U-S MARSHALS TRACKED HIM DOWN IN HAITI. Return to index of stories...


TS2) SPIEGAL IN COURT-TRIP ANIBOX


THE MAN ARRESTED FOR KILLING TWO PEOPLE ON A BOAT NEAR FORT MYERS BEACH WILL BE STAYING IN JAIL.

MICHAEL SPIEGAL IS ACCUSED OF KILLING 69 YEAR OLD MARILYN SPIEGEL AND 70 YEAR OLD HARRY CARLIP.

WITNESSES HEARD SPIEGAL TELL THE VICTIMS QUOTE ---YOU WILL BE SORRY.

MOMENTS LATER--- SEVERAL SHOTS WERE FIRED

THE JUDGE HELD SPIEGAL ON NO BOND.

HE WILL REMAIN IN JAIL UNTIL HIS NEXT COURT DATE IN JUNE. Return to index of stories...


TS3) MOTORCYCLE DEATH-TRIP ANIBOX


A 19 YEAR OLD MAN WAS THROWN FROM HIS MOTORCYCLE AND DIED FROM HIS INJURIES.

BENJAMIN POSEY WAS KILLED IN A CRASH ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD WEDNESDAY.

IT HAPPENED NEAR IONA ROAD.

TROOPERS SAY A CAR PULLED IN FRONT OF POSEY AND HE WAS THROWN FROM HIS MOTORCYCLE.

BENJAMIN POLEY'S FAMILY SAYS HE LOVED HIS MOTORCYCLE AND HIS JOB.

HE WORKED AT THE SUNDIAL RESORT ON SANIBEL ISLAND. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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CA WILDFIRES-PLASMA INTRO


NEW TODAY ---

WILDFIRES IN CALIFORNIA HAVE CLAIMED THE LIFE OF AT LEAST ONE PERSON.

FIREFIGHTERS FOUND THE BODY IN AN AREA WHERE HOMELESS PEOPLE ARE KNOWN TO LIVE--

NOT FAR FROM THE CITY OF CARLSBAD.

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN EVACUATED FROM THEIR HOMES --

HUNDREDS OF HOMES HAVE BURNED TO THE GROUND.

HERE'S TED ROWLANDS WITH THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


CA WILDFIRES-PKG


FIRE FIGHTERS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ARE STILL BATTLING RAGING WILD FIRES THAT HAVE ALREADY BURNED MORE THAN 9-THOUSAND ACRES.

Way on the top of the hill it was orange flames, 50-60 feet high.

ADDITIONAL AIR TANKERS AND HELICOPTERS ARE DEPLOYING TO THE REGION, BUT ITS TOO LATE FOR SOME.

I had everything that i possibly could want. It was absolutely gorgeous and now it's all gone.

My heart goes out to those who have suffered losses although they look like they are being contained.

IN SAN MARCOS--A LARGE WILD FIRE RAGES ON DESTROYING HOMES.

SCARY SCENES LIKE THIS SHOWS YOU WHAT HAPPENS WHEN UNCONTROLLABLE FLAMES MEET SWEEPING WINDS. A SORT OF FIRE TORNADO FORMS RIGHT NEAR PEOPLE'S HOMES.

NEARBY THE LARGEST WILDFIRE NOW THREATENS CAMP PENDLETON -- A MAJOR MILITARY AND MARINE BASE.

SO FAR THOUSANDS EVACUATED SAN DIEGO COUNTY.

If you have been asked to evacuate it might look safe around your house, but the firefighters know.

THOUSANDS OF FIREFIGHTERS WORK TO PUT THE BLAZES OUT, BUT THEY ARE UP AGAINST RECORD HEAT, DRY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY.

NOT TO MENTION FATIGUE.

THE CAUSE OF THE FIRES REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

BUT OFFICIALS SAY MONTHS WITH LITTLE RAINFALL MADE GRASS SO DRY A FIRE COULD SPARK ALMOST ANYWHERE WITH ENOUGH HEAT.

NOW MANY WORRY. THIS COULD BE JUST THE BEGINNING.

IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY, I'M TED ROWLANDS REPORTING. Return to index of stories...


FM BURGLAR SURVEILLANCE-TRXSSTOPS


DEVELOPING AT 11.

SURVEILLANCE PICTURES HElPED POLICE CATCH A MAN -- WHO BROKE INTO A FORT MYERS HOME.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SAMUEL THOMAS RANSACKED A HOME THIS WEEK ON BREVARD AVENUE AND STOLE 2-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF ELECTRONICS AND A HANDGUN.

TWO DAYS AFTER THE BREAK-IN -- POLICE SAY THEY FOUND THOMAS.

THEY SAY HE WAS WEARING THE SAME CLOTHES AND CARRYING THE SAME BACKPACK. Return to index of stories...


PC SON SHOOTS FATHER-SS, OC


A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING HIS DAD IN THE STOMACH -- WITH A SHOTGUN.

TUCKER HUCKNALL TOLD DEPUTIES -- HE WAS FIGHTING WITH HIS DAD WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THEIR BARNES STREET HOME AND GRABBED THE GUN.

HIS FATHER SAYS HE WAS TRYING TO GET IT OUT OF HIS SON'S HANDS WHEN HE WAS SHOT.

HE'S RECOVERING IN THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO SPORTS TOURISM-VOWIPE


TOURISM IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY IS GROWING AT A RECORD PACE--

THIS YEAR IT'S ALREADY UP 17-PERCENT.

TO CELEBRATE THE COUNTY ESTABLISHED A TOURISM HALL OF FAME.

IT'S FOCUSED ON SPORTS BECAUSE MUCH OF THE GROWTH IS ATTRIBUTED TO THE RAYS SPRING TRAINING AND OTHER BASEBALL EVENTS AT CHARLOTTE SPORTS PARK.

THE PARK BRINGS IN 7-MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO SPORTS TOURISM-SOTVO


SOTS:13

:01-:07 Becky Bovell, Charlotte County Tourism Hall of Fame Inductee

:07-:13 Anthony Hargrove, Local and former NFL player

CHARLOTTE COUNTY IS NOW WORKING TO BRING IN OTHER EVENTS, BUT DON'T HAVE SPECIFICS YET. Return to index of stories...


FRED COOPER HEARING-VO SS OCTAG


A MAN CONVICTED OF TWO MURDERS IN LEE COUNTY HOPES TO HAVE HIS SENTENCE OVERTURNED.

STEVEN AND MICHELLE ANDREWS WERE KILLED IN THEIR GATEWAY HOME EIGHT YEARS AGO.

FRED COOPER IS SERVING TWO LIFE SENTENCES FOR THE CRIMES.

HE'LL BE IN FRONT OF A JUDGE NEXT WEEK FOR AN APPEALS HEARING.

PROSECUTORS SAY COOPER WAS A JEALOUS, JILTED LOVER.

HE FOUND OUT HIS GIRLFRIEND WAS CHEATING ON HIM.

COOPER BELIEVES HE DIDN'T GET A FAIR TRIAL. Return to index of stories...


PRINCIPAL REDUCTIONS-VOWIPE


SOME FLORIDIANS NOW HAVE A CHANCE TO REDUCE THEIR MORTGAGE BY UP TO 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 'FLORIDA HARDEST-HIT FUND PRINCIPAL REDUCTION PROGRAM' HAS RE-OPENED.

IT STARTED LAST FALL -- 25 THOUSAND APPLICATIONS WERE ACCEPTED AND THE PROGRAM CLOSED.

BUT --

MANY OF THE INITIAL APPLICANTS DID NOT MEET ALL THE CRITERIA.

THE PROGRAM IS FOR RESPONSIBLE HOMEOWNERS. Return to index of stories...


PRINCIPAL REDUCTIONS-SOTVO


Sot: Cecka Green, Florida Housing Finance Corporation

"People got two or three jobs. They got extra streams of income. They used their savings, and in some cases may have pulled some retirement money out to stay current on their mortgage, because we know regarding credit, that is very important."

THOSE WHO DIDN'T APPLY DURING THE FALL SIGN-UP PERIOD CAN SIGN UP NOW. Return to index of stories...


HOW MUCH OBAMA IS WORTH-OC-SS-WIPE


NEW AT 11:00.

NBC-2 IS REVEALING HOW MUCH PRESIDENT OBAMA IS WORTH.

THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY JUST LISTED ASSETS WORTH BETWEEN $1 POINT 9 MILLION AND $7 MILLION.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE FORMS RELEASED BY THE WHITE HOUSE.

THE ONLY LIABILITY HE LISTED WAS HIS HOME IN CHICAGO.

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AND WIFE JILL LISTED ASSETS WORTH BETWEEN $276-THOUSAND AND $940-THOUSAND. Return to index of stories...


LIFE SIZE SPHINX-OC VO


A LIFE-SIZE REPLICA OF THE GREAT SPHINX OF GIZA IS A LONG WAY FROM THE DESERT SANDS OF EGYPT.

IT SITS AMONG LUSH GREEN TREES AND MOUNTAINS IN A VILLAGE IN NORTHERN CHINA, ABOUT FOUR HOURS FROM BEIJING.

THE SPHINX WAS BUILT RECENTLY-- MEANT TO BE A KEY ATTRACTION AT A THEME PARK. Return to index of stories...


GARDENING APPS-INTRO


IT'S TIME TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT OUR GARDENS.

GROWING FRESH VEGETABLES IS FUN AND HEALTHY AND OUR PC MIKE WENDLAND HAS SOME APPS FOR OUR SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS THAT WILL HELP YOUR GARDEN GROW LIKE YOU REALLY HAVE A GREEN THUMB. Return to index of stories...


GARDENING APPS-PKG


MY FAVORITE APP THIS YEAR IS THE ORGANIC GARDENING PLANTING PLANNER FOR THE IPHONE. IT STARTS WITH A CALENDAR TO MAXIMIZE YOUR PLANNING AND TIME YOUR PLANTING FOR YOUR REGION OF THE COUNTRY. THIS FREE GUIDE COVERS VEGETABLE, FRUITS AND FLOWERS, FROM ARTICHOKES TO ZUCCHINI. THIS IS A GREAT RESOURCE APP FOR NEW AND EXPERIENCED GARDENERS ALIKE.

THE BURPEE SEED PEOPLE HAVE A GREAT APP FOR ANDROID AND APPLE DEVICES CALLED THE GARDEN TIME PLANNER. THE APP ALSO TELLS YOU THE BEST TIMES TO PLANT AND IT HAS AN IMPRESSIVE DATABASE OF PLANTS, LOCAL WEATHER, AND LINKS TO HOW-TO GARDENING VIDEOS. THERE'S ALSO A CALENDAR THAT TELLS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING BY WHAT DATES.

THEN THERE'S PLANT LINK. THIS PUTS A WIRELESS SENSOR IN YOUR GARDEN TO MONITOR MOISTURE. IT CONNECTS TO THE INTERNET AND THEN ALERTS YOU WHEN YOUR PLANTS ARE TOO DRY. YOU CAN EVEN CONNECT A HOSE TO THE SYSTEM SO YOUR GARDEN IS AUTOMATICALLY WATERED… NO MATER WHERE IN THE WORLD YOU HAPPEN TO BE. THE COST? $79.

"The Plant ink system works indoors or outdoors and you can add extra sensors. Want more information on all these apps? Head over to my PC Mike Tech Blog. There's my address on your screen. I've built in direct links to everything you just saw. Till next time, I' PC Mike Wendland, fro NBC News." Return to index of stories...


73 YEAR OLD POST CARD-SOTVO


THIS STORY GIVES A WHOLE NEW MEANING TO THE TERM "SNAIL MAIL".

"I got a phone call from Jefferson City post office saying that if I knew a Charles Henson and a Helen Wagner, and I said, 'Yes, they were my mom and my uncle.'"

THE JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI POST OFFICE CALLED TO SAY THEY HAD A POST CARD. LOST IN THE MAIL. FROM 1941.

IT WAS WRITTEN BY A MAN JUST BEGINNING BASIC TRAINING IN NEVADA AT THE START OF WORLD WAR TWO. Return to index of stories...


73 YEAR OLD POST CARD-SOTVO


"He always wrote cards when. he was over in the service, seeing how her and the kids and everything, everybody's doing."

THANKS TO A FEW GOOGLE SEARCHERS A POSTAL WORKER WAS ABLE TO TRACK DOWN THE RECIPIENT. Return to index of stories...


PREAKNESS LOOK AHEAD-VO


WE ARE JUST ONE DAY AWAY FROM PART TWO OF THE TRIPLE CROWN.THE PREAKNESS!

AND NBC2 IS YOUR HEADQUARTERS FOR THE RACES.

A SPECIALLY EQUIPPED AIRPLANE PICKED UP SOME OF THE HORSES IN KENTUCKY AND FLEW THEM TO MARYLAND EARLIER THIS WEEK.

AMONG THE PASSENGERS WAS KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER AND FAN FAVORITE 'CALIFORNIA CHROME.

HE IS THE 3 TO 5 MORNING LINE FAVORITE FOR THE PREAKNESS STAKES.

OF THE 18 HORSES THAT CALIFORNIA CHROME BEAT IN THE KENTUCKY DERBY, ONLY TWO ARE IN THE RACE--- GENERAL A ROD' AND 'RIDE ON CURLIN.'

BUT CALIFORNIA CHROME'S TRAINER HAS A STRATEGY.

TAKE A LISTEN. Return to index of stories...


PREAKNESS LOOK AHEAD-SOT-SS


MOST OF THE SPEED IS ON THE OUTSIDE OF ME, IF THEY GO, THEY GO, AND I CAN TUCK IN RIGHT IN BEHIND 'EM I HOPE, WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS.

SS OF DRINK PICTURE

IF YOU'RE INTO SIPPING ON THE SPECIALTY DRINK AS MUCH AS BETTING ON THE HORSE WITH THE BEST NAME--- 'BLACK-EYED SUSAN IS THE OFFICIAL COCKTAIL OF PREAKNESS.

THE ORIGINAL RECIPE IS A MIX OF RUM, VODKA, TRIPLE SEC AND FRUIT JUICE.

NBC2 WILL HAVE COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE RACES TOMORROW STARTING AT 4:30. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS


THE UNITED NATIONS IS DEBATING SOMETHING THAT WOULD HAVE RUINED THE WHOLE PLOT OF THE TERMINATOR.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT THEIR UP TO.

AND TALK ABOUT EVIL --

WATCH AS A CROOK STEALS A MAN'S WALLET.

THE VICTIM. IS HAVING A HEART ATTACK. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) KILLER ROBOT-VOTOPS


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TZ4B) WALLET STOLEN-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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RISE OF THE KILLER ROBOT-ON CAM


THE UNITED NATIONS IS HOLDING ITS FIRST-EVER INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON WHETHER TO ALLOW "LETHAL AUTONOMOUS WEAPONS SYSTEMS".

BETTER KNOWN AS "KILLER ROBOTS."

THEY ARE MACHINES ABLE TO SELECT AND ENGAGE TARGETS.WITHOUT A HUMAN BEING AT THE CONTROLS.

THERE'S REAL FEAR ABOUT THE OUTCOME IF THIS HAPPENS.

JAKE TAPPER HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


RISE OF THE KILLER ROBOT-PKG


"I'm S-M-A-R-T!"

THE JETSONS GAVE US THE DREAM OF A ROBOT DESIGNED TO HELP.

THE TERMINATOR GAVE US THE NIGHTMARE OF A MACHINE DESIGNED TO KILL.

AND IN SOME WAYS THIS FUTURE IS HERE.

IN GENEVA THE UNITED NATIONS IS HOLDING ITS FIRST EVER CONVENTION ON "LETHAL AUTONOMOUS WEAPONS SYSTEMS" ALSO KNOWN AS KILLER ROBOTS….

"We're living in an incredibly important moment when it comes to the history of weapons and war. Now we're having to compare weapons by their intelligence, they're autonomy. That's something new that we haven't measured before."

MACHINES LIKE THESE DEVELOPED BY THE PENTAGON, STILL REQUIRE HUMAN DIRECTION AND CAN ALSO TAKE THE BRUNT OF PHYSICAL RISK ON THE BATTLEFIELD.

UNMANNED DRONES HAVE ENABLED U-S PILOTS TO REMOTELY STRIKE TARGETS AS FAR AWAY AS AFGHANISTAN.

BOTH SOUTH KOREA AND ISRAEL HAVE OPERATED SEMI-AUTONOMOUS LETHAL SENTRY ROBOTS NEAR THEIR BORDERS…

BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ROBOTS CAN CONTROL THEMSELVES ENTIRELY? INCLUDING LETHAL ACTIONS. AND WHO'S ACCOUNTABLE FOR THOSE ACTIONS?

"Now chronologically the human decision may be something that's made hours, days, weeks months beforehand, that's the part that's truly complicating in terms of not just the politics of this but the legal, the moral, the ethical side."

MOVIES LIKE THE TERMINATOR SHOW HOLLYWOOD'S VERSION OF A MACHINE WITHOUT HUMAN ETHICS AND EMOTION...UNCONTROLLED AND DANGEROUS.

BUT PROPONENTS OF REAL MILITARY TECHNOLOGY ARGUE THE CURRENT LAWS OF WAR WOULD SUFFICIENTLY APPLY TO SO-CALLED "KILLER ROBOTS."

THIS WEEK, THE U-N DISCUSSES WHETHER THESE KILLER ROBOTS SHOULD BE BANNED OR RESTRICTED IN ANY WAY FROM CAUSING "UNNECESSARY OR UNJUSTIFIABLE SUFFERING FOR COMBATANTS."

GROUPS SUCH AS THE CAMPAIGN TO STOP KILLER ROBOTS DO NOT WANT TO GIVE IT THE CHANCE, USING THIS SPOKES-BOT TO PROMOTE ITS MESSAGE THAT ANY FUTURE "KILL FUNCTIONS" SHOULD BE PROHIBITED OUTRIGHT. 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.

BREEZY AND MILD

After a mild start to the morning, we have a mild, breezy day ahead of us. We started the morning with still some lingering clouds, but through the day, the cloud cover will be decreasing. Winds from the north will pick up to 10-15 mph with gusts of 20-25 mph. By this afternoon, even with plenty of sunshine on the way, we will only warm into the low to mid 80s. With much less humidity in place today, the change will be very noticeable.

Tonight, skies will stay clear and temperatures will be a good bit cooler. We'll drop to near 60 degrees with inland cooler spots dropping into the upper 50s. Through the weekend, the sunshine sticks around. Highs will be in the upper 80s and lows will drop into the lower 60s for Sunday morning.

Dry weather and mostly sunny skies stick around into next week. Afternoon highs will reach into the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. We have no big storms systems to track in the next 7 days. Return to index of stories...


MAN COLLAPSE WALLET STOLEN-ON CAM


POLICE SAY ONE MAN'S MEDICAL EMERGENCY BECAME ANOTHER'S CHANCE AT A QUICK BUCK.

THE CALLOUS CRIME IN ILLINOIS WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

REBECCA ROBERTS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


MAN COLLAPSE WALLET STOLEN-PKG


FOR LARRY LOTTER, IT WAS A SUDDEN, AND TERRIFYING EXPERIENCE.

I felt fine, and then all at once, I took a drink of my beer, and I felt a real sharp pain, like somebody sticking an ice pick in my chest.

LARRY HIT THE FLOOR. FRIENDS CALLED 911, AND QUICKLY GATHERED AROUND HIM TO HELP. BRYAN KUEGLER, WITH THE DARK HAIR AND SOLID WHITE SHIRT ALSO HOVERED, AND APPEARED TO BE CONCERNED. BUT THE REALITY WAS FAR FROM IT.

As the EMT's were getting ready to come in, is when he reached down and grabbed my wallet and stuck it in his pants.

And then as the victim left the establishment, he went into the restroom, returned, threw the victim's wallet back on the floor.

BUT NOT BEFORE TAKING TWO 50-DOLLAR BILLS. AND IF THAT WEREN'T BAD ENOUGH.

He tried to buy the girl that Larry was with that day a drink with the money he took.

THE HEART ATTACK WAS LUCKILY A FALSE ALARM AND THANKS TO THE CRYSTAL CLEAR SURVEILLANCE, LOTTER WAS QUICKLY ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE SUSPECT. HE HAPPENED TO PUT BRAKES ON KUEGLER'S CAR JUST OVER A MONTH AGO.

Real shocked.

The night I went home, I could hardly sleep because it bothered me so bad.

He was trying to play Good Samaritan, and then turned around and ripped the guy off at the same time.

How did that make you feel?

I was shocked. I couldn't believe someone would do something like that.

NOW, KUEGLER IS BEHIND BARS IN MADISON COUNTY, CHARGED WITH FELONY THEFT FROM PERSON.

IF CONVICTED, HE'LL LIKELY SERVE 2 TO 5 YEARS IN PRISON.

Rarely have I seen somebody literally steal from what they believe to be a dying man. It's pretty pathetic.

That's where he belongs. I hope he gets a long time out of it, honestly. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


MAKING C-T SCANS SAFER FOR PATIENTS.

THE STORY COMING UP IN HEALTH MATTERS.

PLUS--

A WOMAN SAYS GETTING THE MEASLES --

MAY BE THE KEY THAT WIPED OUT HER CANCER.

STRAIGHT AHEAD MORE ON THE MEDICAL MIRACLE. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) MEASLES AND CANCER-VO


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CRIST CANCELED-OC-VO


THERE'S A BIT OF BACKLASH TODAY IN THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR.

A GROUP CALLED "THE COUNCIL OF 100" CANCELED FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST'S SCHEDULED SPEECH.

THE MIAMI HERALD SAYS THE GROUP WAS NERVOUS ABOUT THE POLITICAL RAMIFICATIONS OF UPSETTING CURRENT GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT.

CRIST MADE IT CLEAR - HE WAS UNIMPRESSED BY THE MOVE. Return to index of stories...


CRIST CANCELED-SOTVO


I'm not offended, no. I'm disappointed. I think its kind of childish, to be honest with you. You know when you're invited to speak and then all of a sudden 48 hours before you're supposed to speak you get uninvited, it's rude -- to be blunt.

THE COUNCIL'S PRESIDENT HAS NOT COMMENTED ON THE CONTROVERSY. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


CT SCANS ARE HELPING DOCTORS DIAGNOSE DISEASES, TRAUMA OR ABNORMALITIES IN THE BODY.

THEY GIVE AN AMAZING LOOK INSIDE THE BODY BUT CARRY THE RISK OF RADIATION EXPOSURE.

NOW THERE'S A WAY TO GET THE SAME IMAGES WITHOUT ALL THE RADIATION.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS, AMY OSHIER TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT LOW-DOSE IMAGING. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


RUNS:

DR. DUFFEK DEMO

:37 We go through a long process in deciding each and every scan. We do exactly how much radiation we're going to use.

A CT SCANNER USES XRAYS TO TAKE PICTURES INSIDE THE BODY. PERFORMED IN SECONDS- IT SHOWS ORGANS, BONE AND SOFT TISSUE. ALL NON-INVASIVELY.

COVER FULL OF VIDEO FROM SCREEN

DR. CORY DUFFEK/NEURORADIOLOGIST

RUNS:

INTERVIEW 1

:22 We take images of the patient over 360 degrees and then mathematically reconstruct that into an image or a slice. And we use that to diagnose everything from broken bones to cancer to hemorrhages in the brain.

EXPOSURE TO RADIATION IS ALWAYS A CONCERN AS IT RELATES TO CANCER. EVEN A SMALL RISK IS COMPOUNDED WHEN PATIENTS START GETTING MULTIPLE SCANS. BUT A NEW GENERATION OF LOW-DOSE CT SCANNERS ARE DRAMATICALLY SHRINKING DOSAGES.

DR. CORY DUFFEK/NEURORADIOLOGIST

RUNS:

7:20: We're getting new equipment here which is more patient-friendly, We've lowered the dose in CT and still get the same image quality. So we're getting much less radiation to our population.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

The combination of improved technology and computer software are giving doctors the ability to 'dial' up a dosage. Based on location of the scan, what it's needed for, even age- dosages can be anywhere from 15- 60% lower than in year's past.

CT SCAN DEMO

RUNS:

1:24 It was done on our scanner with the new low dose software installed on it, so we were able to get the same image quality at about 30% less dose then we normally would have.

WEIGHING EXPOSURE AGAINST MEDICAL NEED IS A BALANCING ACT. AND SCIENCE IS WINNING. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


MEASLES CURES CANCER-VO-WIPE


RESEARCHERS AT MAYO CLINIC MIGHT HAVE MADE A REMARKABLE MEDICAL DISCOVERY.

THEY SAY THEY WIPED OUT A WOMAN'S INCURABLE BLOOD CANCER.

AND THEY DID IT WITH A MASSIVE DOSE OF THE MEASLES.

THE PATIENT HAS BATTLED CANCER FOR A DECADE.

SHE WAS OUT OF OPTIONS WHEN RESEARCHERS AT MAYO CLINIC CHOSE HER FOR AN EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE.

THEY INJECTED HER WITH THE MEASLES VIRUS.

AND SHE'S ALIVE TO TELL HER REMARKABLE STORY. Return to index of stories...


MEASLES CURES CANCER-SOTVO


"I had a plasmacytoma right here on my forehead the size of a golf ball and within 36 hours it was gone."

RESEARCHERS HAVE KNOWN FOR YEARS THAT CERTAIN VIRUSES CAN KILL CANCERES --

AT LEAST IN ANIMALS.

BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IT'S BEEN DONE IN HUMANS. Return to index of stories...


LOWERING LUNESTA-VO


U-S HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE ORDERING CHANGES TO A POPULAR PRESCRIPTON SLEEP AID.

THE F-D-A SAYS LUNESTA MUST LOWER THEIR STARTING DOSAGE.

IT'S DUE TO RISKS OF MORNING DROWSINESS -- WHICH CAN INTERFERE WITH A PERSON'S ABILITY TO DRIVE.

A RECENT STUDY ON THE DRUG SHOWED LUNESTA CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH MEMORY AND COORDINATION UP TO 11 HOURS AFTER IT'S TAKEN.

THE PROBLEM IS -- PATIENTS ARE OFTEN UNAWARE THEY'RE STILL DROWSY. Return to index of stories...


NOW SHOWING-INTRO


IN THEATERS THIS WEEK. GODZILLA IS BACK. ALONG WITH A MILLION DOLLAR ARM.

JEREMY ROTH HAS THIS WEEK'S "NOW SHOWING" Return to index of stories...


NOW SHOWING-PKG


"nats of godzilla scream"

GODZILLA STOMPS BACK INTO THEATERS THIS WEEK.

"In 1954, we awakened something."

IN HIS LATEST INCARNATION, THE LEGENDARY MONSTER RETURNS FROM THE DEEP RESTORE THE BALANCE BETWEEN MAN AND NATURE, AS A POWERFUL FORCE THREATENS HUMANITY.

BRYAN CRANSTON PLAYS A NUCLEAR SCIENTIST WHO DISCOVERS WHAT'S COMING.

"You're hiding something out there, and it is gonna send us back to the stone age."

GODZILLA IS RATED P-G-13.

"I'm JB Bernstein, I'm a sports agent"

IN MILLION DOLLAR ARM, JON HAMM IS LOOKING FOR THE NEXT BIG BASEBALL STAR IN AN UNLIKELY PLACE.

"It's called Million Dollar Arm, we find the first Major League Baseball player from India."

HE FINDS SOME CRICKET PLAYERS HE BELIEVES HAVE WHAT IT TAKES. BUT NO ONE ELSE IS ON BOARD.

"Their chances fall between slim and none"

WHILE HE TEACHES THEM ABOUT THE BIG LEAGUES, THEY TEACH *HIM* ABOUT THE POWER OF COMMITMENT.

"They're far from home, they need to see that you care."

"MILLION DOLLAR ARM IS RATED P-G

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PAUL WALKER CRASH LAWSUIT-TRXVOTOPS


THE WIDOW OF THE MAN DRIVING ACTOR PAUL WALKER'S PORCHE IS SUING THE CAR MANUFACTURER.

ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS, THE WOMAN CLAIMS A DEFECT WITH THE CAR'S STEERING SYSTEM LED TO THE FIREY CRASH THAT KILLED HER HUSBAND AND THE ACTOR.

THE DRIVER WAS GOING 55-MILES AN HOUR AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


SANTA CLAUSE CONVENTION-VOTOPS


IN TAMPA THIS WEEKEND IT'S THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF REAL BEARDED SANTAS CONFERENCE.

HUNDREDS OF MEN WHO LOOK LIKE THE REAL SANTA ARE IN TOWN SWAPPING TIPS ON HOW TO BE A BETTER SANTA --

AND SOME BROUGHT IN THEIR SLEIGHS TO SHOW 'EM OFF.

SANTAS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ATTEND THIS EVENT. Return to index of stories...


THE LONELY CAFE-VOTOPS


A CAFE IN JAPAN HAS A CREATIVE ANTI-LONELINESS CONCEPT THAT RECENTLY WENT VIRAL.

MOOMIN HOUSE CAFE SEATS LONE CUSTOMERS WITH STUFFED ANIMAL COMPANIONS CALLED MOOMINS.

MOOMINS ARE A FAMILY OF WHITE HIPPO-LIKE CHARACTERS CREATED BY FINNISH ILLUSTRATOR AND WRITER TOVE JANSSON.

THERE ARE NOW THREE MOOMIN CAFE LOCATIONS IN JAPAN. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM


NBC-2 IS STAYING ON DEVELOPING NEWS.

., SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S MOST WANTED MURDERERS on the run for years.

IS CAPTURED. AND NOW HAS STEPPED BEFORE A JUDGE.

WHAT WE ARE UNCOVERING FROM THE COURTROOM IS NEXT.

PLUS A DOULBE MURDER AT SALTY'S SAMS' MARINIA.

THE COUPLE SET TO BE MARRIED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

NBC-2 LOOKS FOR A MOTIVE.

WE HAVE THE LATEST AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR. PLUS, SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S MOST WANTED MAN --- CAPTURED!

NBC-2 IS ON THE CASE, WORKING TO PIECE TOGETHER HOW AUTHORITIES WERE ABLE TO TRACK HIM DOWN, ALL THE WAY IN HAITI.

WE'RE LIVE WITH WHAT'S NEXT WITH THIS HIGH PROFILE ARREST. Return to index of stories...


WESNEL ISSAC-vo


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FMB MURDER ARREST-vo


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CLOSE-2-SHOT


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