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DIRECTOR'S PAGE A) CA FIRES-2 SHOT VO
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP B) SAM DOCUMENTARY-VO TOPS
TOSS TO RICK-2 SHOT SS BREAK FOUR
4TH SUSPECT-REM LIVE SHOW OPEN-CLIP
4TH SUSPECT-SS, VO TOSS TO GEORGE-OC SS BOXES
4TH SUSPECT-SOT OFF THE GRID FOLLOW-REM LIVE
4TH SUSPECT-REM LIVE OFF THE GRID FOLLOW-PKG
HOME INVASION UPDATE-PLASMA SS VO OFF THE GRID FOLLOW-REM LIVE
TOSS TO MATT-VO IN PLASMA 2 SS LIVE IN PLASMA CA FIRES-VO IN PLASMA
FMB MURDER FOLLOW-REM LIVE CA FIRES-PKG
FMB MURDER FOLLOW-VO VA FLOODING-VO
FMB MURDER FOLLOW-SOT LYNCH HERO DIES-2 SS
FMB MURDER FOLLOW-REM LIVE HOLMES DEFENSE-VO
SPIEGEL LATEST-SS TOPS NH POLICE CHIEF VS OBAMA-OC SOT VO
VA UNDER SEC RESIGNATION-TRX VO OC SAM DOCUMENTARY-VO
TOSS TO JIM-SS BOXES STEEL MILL EXPLOSION-VO
HAITI ARREST FOLLOW-REM LIVE SS AIR MARSHAL ARREST-SS
HAITI ARREST FOLLOW-VO FACEBOOK HOAX-ONCAM
HAITI ARREST FOLLOW-SOTVO FACEBOOK HOAX-PKG
HAITI ARREST FOLLOW-REM LIVE FACEBOOK HOAX-ONCAM
TOSS TO CHARLIE-SS FDR WALKING-VO
LEHIGH BREAK IN-REM LIVE HEALTH OPEN-CLIP
LEHIGH BREAK IN-VO FITNESS TESTS-SS
LEHIGH BREAK IN-SOT HEALTH MATTERS-ONCAM
LEHIGH BREAK IN-REM LIVE HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
TEASE ONE----- SMART VENDING-VO
A) EBAY CHARGES-2 SHOT VO HERO CAT FIRST PITCH-VO
A) RICK SCOTT ADS-2 SHOT VO TEASE FIVE---
C) WEATHER TEASE-STC A) TEACHER VS KID-2 SHOT VO
BREAK ONE C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
BIG BOARD-trxSAT-LIVE-TOPS BREAK FIVE
EBAY CHARGES-VO WIPE FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
EBAY CHARGES-SOT VO FORECAST-WXWALL
RICK SCOTT ADS-VO WIPE TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC
RICK SCOTT ADS-SOT VO TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
TEASE TWO------ MEMORIAL TRAVEL-ONCAM
A) GM RECALLS-2 SHOT VO MEMORIAL TRAVEL-PKG
BREAK TWO STERLING FINE-VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP PLANE CLOSE CALL-OC SOT VO WIPE
FORECAST-WXWALL PLANE CLOSE CALL-SOT VO
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP PALMS CASINO SHOOTING-VO
TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC WALLET THEFT-VO WIPE
BOOTH ALERT WALLET THEFT-SOT VO
GM RECALLS-TC MON CYBER SECURITY-VO
GM RECALLS-PKG WTC TIME LAPSE-VO
DEAD PANTHER-ONCAM ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP
UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS-SS A) HOME INVASIONS-NWSRM
DUCK DYNSTASTY GERMAIN-VO B) FMB COUPLE MURDERED-VO
VETS FREE-CG BREAK SIX
TEASE THREE----- TEACHER VS KID-TC VIDBOX
A) SNL FINALE-TRX VO TOPS TEACHER VS KID-PKG
BREAK THREE ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP
SNL FINALE-2 SHOT 5PM PREVIEW-2SHOT
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TEASE FOUR-------  


DIRECTOR'S PAGE


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BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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BREAKING NEWS FIRST AT FOUR.

INVESTIGATORS JUST ANNOUNCED A 4TH SUSPECT IN CONNECTION TO THAT STRING OF HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER AND ORANGE COUNTIES.

AN ARREST WARRANT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR HENRY CONTRERAS -- HE IS THE FATHER OF ONE OF THE THREE MEN CAUGHT THIS WEEK TRYING TO BREAK INTO A HOUSE NEAR ORLANDO.

NBC2'S RICK RITTER JOINS US LIVE OUTSIDE THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE -- RICK, WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED? Return to index of stories...


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HOME INVASION UPDATE-PLASMA SS VO


BREAKING NEWS FIRST AT FOUR.

NBC2 CONFIRMS INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW LOOKING INTO WHETHER THREE MEN ACCUSED OF A STRING OF VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY AND CENTRAL FLORIDA, *ALSO HIT HOMES IN TEXAS.

THIS WEEK THE THREE WERE ARRESTED NEAR ORLANDO ACCUSED OF TRYING TO BREAK INTO A MANSION.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY'RE *ALSO LIKELY THE ONES WHO STORMED INTO FIVE UP-SCALE HOMES IN COLLIER COUNTY, STEALING GOODS AFTER TYING UP THE VICTIMS.

THIS AFTERNOON, WE'RE NOW LEARNING COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING INTO WHETHER THEY'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR RECENT HOME INVASIONS IN TEXAS.

ONE OF THE SUSPECTS, FRANK BOWER HAD A PRISON MINISTRY BASED IN TEXAS YEARS AGO. Return to index of stories...


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FIRST AT FOUR -- DISTURBING NEW DETAILS ABOUT A COUPLE KILLED JUST DAYS BEFORE THEIR WEDDING --

THURSDAY - DEPUTIES FOUND THE BODIES OF HARRY CARLIP AND HIS FIANCE MARILYN SPIEGEL ABOARD THEIR BOAT.

THE WOMAN'S EX-HUSBAND - MICHAEL - IS NOW BEHIND BARS ON FIRST DEGREE MURDER CHARGES.

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT IS LIVE FROM THE CRIME SCENE AT SALTY SAM'S MARINA.

MATT -- YOU'RE LEARNING ABOUT THE EVIDENCE LINKING THE SUSPECT TO THE MURDERS. Return to index of stories...


FMB MURDER FOLLOW-REM LIVE


THERE ARE STILL SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES HERE AT THE MURDER SCENE.

AN ARREST REPORT REVEALS THE SUSPECT MAY HAVE PLOTTED HIS CRIME AT LEAST A DAY IN ADVANCE --

COMING TO THIS MARINA TO ASK ABOUT THE LOCATION OF THE BOAT WHERE HIS EX-WIFE AND HER FIANCE WERE LIVING. Return to index of stories...


FMB MURDER FOLLOW-VO


ACCORDING TO THE REPORT MICHAEL SPIEGEL THEN RETURNED THURSDAY MORNING --

WITNESSES REPORTED HEARING HIM ON A CELL PHONE SAYING QUOTE "YOU WILL BE SORRY."

THEY THEN HEARD SCREAMS -- AND GUN SHOTS ON BOARD THE BELLA MAR.

DEPUTIES FOUND THE BODIES OF HARRY CARLIP AND MARILYN SPIEGEL -- AND FOUND SPIEGEL COVERED IN BLOOD ON THE DOCK.

SPIEGEL CLAIMED CARLIP ATTACKED HIM. THEN TELLING DEPUTIES SOMETHING BAD HAPPENED.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SPIEGEL HAD A BRIEFCASE CONTAINING A GUN, BLOODY KNIFE, PLASTIC ZIP TIES, DUCT TAPE AND SEXUAL ITEMS.

THE REPORT STATES DEPUTIES SEARCHED A SECOND BOAT -- ONE WHERE SPIEGEL WAS LIVING IN THE FORT MYERS YACHT CLUB AND FOUND THE GUN'S CASE.

PEOPLE THERE TELL US SPIEGEL ARRIVED TO FORT MYERS FROM THE MIAMI AREA ABOUT A MONTH AGO. Return to index of stories...


FMB MURDER FOLLOW-SOT


Leif Lustig/Fort Myers Yacht Basin

25:13 just typical nutty type of guy. you see people that are just a little bizarre in this industry boating industry and he was a little more bizarre than most perhaps but didn't lead you to believe he was a violent person 26

THE ARREST REPORT ALSO SAYS WHEN DEPUTIES FIRST GOT TO THE MURDER SCENE THERE WAS A SMALL FIRE ABOARD THE BOAT FROM A PROPANE TORCH--

AND THE STOVE WAS TURNED ON.

WHICH COULD HAVE LED TO A MASSIVE FIRE TO COVER UP THE CRIME. Return to index of stories...


FMB MURDER FOLLOW-REM LIVE


GRIEVING FAMILY MEMBERS THIS AFTERNOON TELL US THE VICTIMS PLANNED TO MARRY SATURDAY --

AND WERE FULFILLING A DREAM OF LIVING ABOARD THE BOAT --

THAT BOAT IS STILL A CRIME SCENE HERE AT SALTY SAM'S MARINA.

LIVE ON SAN CARLOS ISLAND MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SPIEGEL LATEST-SS TOPS


SPIEGEL APPEARED BEFORE A LEE COUNTY JUDGE ON FIRST DEGREE MURDER AND ARSON CHARGES.

HE IS BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL. Return to index of stories...


VA UNDER SEC RESIGNATION-TRX VO OC


BREAKING NEWS.

NBC2 IS ONTOP OF BRAND NEW FALLOUT AS AN ADMINISTRATOR FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS RESIGNED.

IT COMES A DAY AFTER HE TESTIFIED AT A SENATE HEARING ON THE WAIT TIMES AT V-A HOSPITALS.

DORCTOR ROBERT PETZEL RESIGNATION WAS ANNOUNCED IN A STATEMENT FROM VA SECRETARY ERIC SHINSEKI.

SOME LAWMAKERS ARE CALLING FOR THE RESIGNATION OF SHINSEKI.

WE'RE ALSO THAT THREE EMPLOYEES FROM A V-A MEDICAL CENTER IN GAINESVILLE HAVE BEEN PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE AFTER A SECRET WAITING LIST WAS DISCOVERED.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS ORDERING INVESTIGATORS TO RE-VISIT THAT FACILITY. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JIM-SS BOXES


NEW DEVELOPMENTS FIRST AT FOUR IN THE ARREST OF ONE OF THE MOST WANTED MEN IN THE COUNTRY -- TRACKED DOWN AFTER A SEVEN YEAR MANHUNT.

WESNEL ISAAC IS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RIGHT NOW AFTER US MARSHALS ARRESTED HIM IN HAITI.

HE HAS A SLEW OF CHARGES AGAINST HIM -- INCLUDING KIDNAPPING AND MURDER -- AND WAS CONSIDERED "THE ENFORCER" OF THE "ZOE POUND" GANG.

HE MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE IN COURT TODAY.

NBC2'S JIM SPIEWAK SPOKE WITH THE VICTIMS FAMILIES AND JOINS US LIVE AT FOUR. Return to index of stories...


HAITI ARREST FOLLOW-REM LIVE SS


ISAAC IS LOCKED UP HERE AT THE LEE COUNTY JAIL AND HE WON'T BE GETTING OUT ANYTIME SOON.

ONE OF THE 15 MOST WANTED CRIMINALS IN THE COUNTRY, NOW CAPTURED AND FACING THREE COUNTS OF MURDER IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


HAITI ARREST FOLLOW-VO


TAKE A LOOK AT VIDEO WE SHOT TODAY OF THE FIELD IN LA WHERE DEPUTIES SAY ISAAC PLAYED A ROLE IN KIDNAPPING AND KILLING OF THREE MEN, SHOT TO DEATH EXECUTION STYLE BACK IN 2007.

HE'S BEEN ON THE RUN SINCE AND WAS FOUND HIDING OUT IN HAITI.

ONE OF THE MEN KILLED IN 2007 WAS REID GRAHAM.

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HAITI ARREST FOLLOW-SOTVO


SOT - Phoner

10:50 and I remember looking at the stone with Reid's name on it an said I wonder if we're ever gonna get closure on this? Is this thing bigger than us? And the next day I got the call so. 11:04

THIS IS VIDEO OF ISAAC IN COURT TODAY HERE IN LEE COUNTY.

A JUDGE SET NO BOND ON 3 KIDNAPPING AND 3 HOMICIDE CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


HAITI ARREST FOLLOW-REM LIVE


AS FOR HIS FEDERAL CHARGE.

AS OF RIGHT NOW, ISAAC IS NOT SCHEDULED TO APPEAR IN FEDERAL COURT ON HIS UNLAWFUL FLIGHT TO AVOID PROSECUTION CHARGE.

COMING UP AT 5, WE DIVE INTO ISAAC'S PAST TO SHOW HE WAS NO STRANGER TO VIOLET CRIME EVEN BEFORE THE ALLEGED 2007 SHOOTINGS.

LIVE IN FM, JS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHARLIE-SS


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW AT FOUR.

A TERRIFYING MOMENT FOR A LEHIGH ACRES COUPLE AS A MAN BARGES INTO THEIR HOME AND STEALS FROM THEM.

IT HAPPENED THIS AFTERNOON ALONG PALMYRA AVENUE.

NBC2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN IS LIVE WHERE INVESTIGATORS ARE SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS AND THE SUSPECT. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BREAK IN-REM LIVE


THE SCENE LOOKS A LOT DIFFERENT NOW THAN JUST A FEW HOURS AGO.

BUT DETECTIVES CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR THE PERSON THEY BELIEVE BROKE

INTO THE HOUSE BEHIND ME. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BREAK IN-VO


LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES WERE DISPATCHED TO THIS HOME AT ABOUT

11:30 THIS MORNING.

A LIEUTENANT TELLS ME A MASKED PERSON ENTERED THE HOME- GRABBED SOME

STUFF AND RAN AWAY.

THE TWO PEOPLE LIVING HERE WERE HOME FOR THE WHOLE THING.

NEIGHBORS SAY THIS HITS TOO CLOSE TO HOME. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BREAK IN-SOT


10:23:50 in this area it's shocking but not so much for Lehigh itself

or fort Myers in general, every Time we turn on the news that's all

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LEHIGH BREAK IN-REM LIVE


WHEN WE LAST TALKED WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE - DEPUTIES HAD NOT MADE

AN ARREST IN THIS CASE.

OFFICIALS TELL US THE COUPLE LIVING HERE WAS NOT HURT DURING THE INCIDENT.

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TEASE ONE-----


PROSECUTORS SAY AN ACCUSED SCAMMER IS SELLING DREAMS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ON EBAY.

AHEAD AT FOUR NBC2 EXPOSES HOW HE'S ACTUALLY WORKING FOR UNCLE SAM AND YOUR TAX DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


A) EBAY CHARGES-2 SHOT VO


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C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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BREAK ONE


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BIG BOARD-trxSAT-LIVE-TOPS


ON WALL STREET - U-S STOCKS WERE MIXED IN AFTERNOON TRADING.

AFTER TAKING A HARD HIT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK, THE MARKET - SAW IT'S SECOND STRAIGHT WEEKLY LOSS.

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EBAY CHARGES-VO WIPE


A MAN ACCUSED OF TRICKING PEOPLE INTO PAYING HIM MONEY FOR PROPERTIES HE DIDN'T OWN WENT BEFORE A CHARLOTTE COUNTY JUDGE TODAY.

39-YEAR-OLD MARK LEDBETTER OF MARYLAND WAS ARRESTED.

ONLY NBC2 CONFIRMED LEDBETTER IS AN EMPLOYED ECONOMIST WITH THE U.S. BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY LEDBETTER OPERATED UNDER THE COMPANY NAME "TARPON LLC."

AGENTS BELIEVE HE WAS TRICKING BUYERS INTO THINKING HE HAD THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO SELL THE PUNTA GORDA LOTS - VICTIMS WOULD THEN WIRE HIM MONEY.

HE TRIED CONVINCING JUDGE BELL TO SET BOND TODAY. Return to index of stories...


EBAY CHARGES-SOT VO


:12 "My federal employment is dependent on me being able to defend myself and get cleared of these allegations, so I have every intention in the world to come back to come to trial."

BOND IS SET AT 64 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

HIS NEXT COURT DATE IS JUNE 23RD. Return to index of stories...


RICK SCOTT ADS-VO WIPE


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TEASE TWO------


GENERAL MOTORS ADMITS IT DIDN'T DO ENOUGH TO KEEP DANGEROUS CARS OFF THE ROAD.

AND NOW ITS PAYING FOR IT.

BUT WILL A 35-MILLION DOLLAR FINE, BRING SWEEPING CHANGES TO THE INDUSTRY?

NBC2 PUSHES EXPERTS FOR ANSWERS. Return to index of stories...


A) GM RECALLS-2 SHOT VO


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BREAK TWO


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

GREAT WEATHER FOR THE WEEKEND

After a week of humid weather and scattered storms, cooler and drier air filtered into Southwest Florida Friday, with highs only climbing into the low 80s. Skies will completely clear this evening, with temps quickly falling into the low 70s.

It will be one of the cooler overnights in a long time, with lows falling into the upper 50s in the urban corridor. Many locations east of I-75 will tumble into the low to mid 50s.

The great weather from Friday continues into the weekend. Expect barely a cloud in the sky through the daytime hours, with warmer highs in the low to mid 80s. It will again be breezy, with northerly winds between 10-20 mph.

Sun-filled weather marches on into Sunday. We will again see wall-to-wall sun all day long with temps in the mid to upper 80s.

Low humidity values will continue into next week. Plenty of sun will again bathe the area on Monday, with temps back in the upper 80s.

A few clouds will likely develop Tuesday & Wednesday, with highs holding in the mid to upper 80s.

By late week, more moisture and more humidity begin to work back into the area. This will result in partly cloudy skies to close next week, with highs pushing into the upper 80s and low 90s.

No major storm system is expected to impact the area over the next 7 days. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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BOOTH ALERT


BREAKING NEWS FIRST AT FOUR:

INVESTIGATORS ARE ON THE SCENE OF A DEADLY SHOOTING IN ARCADIA.

TWO PEOPLE WERE SHOT, ONE WAS KILLED.

NBC2 HAS CONFIRMED WITH THE DESOTO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE NOON --

BOTH THE VICTIMS AND THE SHOOTER OR SHOOTERS WERE IN VEHICLES.

WE'RE WORKING TO GET A SUSPECT DESCRIPTION AND LEARN WHAT TYPE OF VEHICLE WAS INVOLVED.

COUNT ON US TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT WE FOUND OUT. Return to index of stories...


GM RECALLS-TC MON


BRAND NEW AT FOUR.

GENERAL MOTORS IS AGREEING TO A 35-MILLION DOLLAR FINE FOR ITS FAILURE TO REPORT DEFECTS IN IGNITION SWITCHES.

IT'S COME OUT THAT THE AUTOMAKER KNEW ABOUT THE PROBLEMS FOR AT LEAST A DECADE.

NBC'S STEVE HANDLESMAN SHOWS US WHAT THIS MEANS FOR OWNERS OF G-M CARS. Return to index of stories...


GM RECALLS-PKG


BESIDES ACCEPTING THE MAXIMUM FINE, GENERAL MOTORS ADMITS IT KEPT SECRET

THAT IGNITION SWITCHES CAN CUT OFF.

ON 2 POINT 6 MILLION OF ITS CHEVY COBALTS AND SIMILAR MODELS.

THAT, SAY FEDERAL SAFETY OFFICIALS, BROKE THE LAW

sot: Anthony Foxx, Transportation Secretary

"they had that information and they told no one /crashes happened and people died"

32 CRASHES. WHEN ENGINES CUT OFF AND STEERING QUIT. AND THE AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. 13 PEOPLE WERE KILLED.

AMY BESCAU DIED IN 2006

WITH NATASHA WEIGEL

WHEN THEIR COBALT LOST POWER AND HIT A TREE.

AMY'S MOTHER MARGIE

Sot: Margie Beskau / Crash victim's mother

"i had no clue that that car was unsafe, if I would have, I would have never let my daughter get into it.

THE SAFETY AGENCY NHTSA GOT NO CLUE FROM THE COMPANY

Sot: David Freeman / National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

"GM investigators knew about the defect, GM lawyers knew about the defect, but GM did not act"

NOW THERE'S A RECALL.CARS FIXED AS NEW IGNITIONS COME IN

GM CEO MARY BARRA SAID: "We will now focus on. becoming an industry leader in safety."

BUT SAFETY ACTIVIST CLARENCE DITLOW SAYS G-M OUGHT TO HAVE TO BUY BACK ALL THE AFFECTED CARS, NOW

Sot: Clarence Ditlow, Center for Auto Safety

"taken off the road rather than continuing to be driven, because they're not safe to be driven"

G-M HAS AGREED TO GIVE THE GOVERNMENT ACCESS TO ITS INTERNAL SAFETY PROCESS AND OVERSIGHT.

WHILE G-M PAYS THE MAXIMUM 35 MILLION DOLLAR FINE, FOR THE COBALT SAFETY COVERUP

Audio outcue: In Washington, Steve Handelsman, NBC News.

THAT COMES TO $12 DOLLARS A CAR. THE SAFETY BOARD IS PUSHING CONGRESS TO UP THE MAXIMUM FINE TO 300 MILLION. AND WARNING CAR COMPANIES THERE'LL BE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR WHAT G-M ADMITS IT DID.

STEVE HANDELSMAN, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


DEAD PANTHER-ONCAM


NEW AT FOUR - AN ENDANGERED FLORIDA PANTHER IS FOUND DEAD ALONG A ROAD IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE 14 MONTH OLD CAT WAS FOUND ALONG OIL WELL ROAD THIS MORNING.

IT HAD BEEN HIT BY A VEHICLE.

THIS IS THE 15TH PANTHER DEATH SO FAR THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS-SS


NEW NUMBERS OUT TODAY SHOW FLORIDA'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS NOW AT SIX POINT TWO PERCENT.

HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WE'RE BREAKING DOWN THE NUMBERS.

CHARLOTTE IS AT FIVE POINT FIVE PERCENT.

COLLIER'S RATE IS 4 POINT NINE PERCENT.

LEE COUNTY'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS NOW AT FIVE POINT FOUR.

ALL THREE COUNTIES SAW DROPS FROM LAST MONTH. Return to index of stories...


DUCK DYNSTASTY GERMAIN-VO


LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO THIS WEEKEND?

NBC2 HAS YOU COVERED.

"DUCK DYNASTY" IS COMING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SUNDAY.

THE ROBERTSON FAMILY FROM THE REALITY SHOW WILL PERFORM AT GERMAIN ARENA.

THE SHOW IS CALLED "THE CALL: FAITH, FAMILY & FACIAL HAIR."

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.

THE SHOW BENEFITS THE LOCAL SALVATION ARMY. Return to index of stories...


VETS FREE-CG


IF YOU'RE A MILITARY VET YOU MAY WANT TO GO TO THE NAPLES ZOO THIS WEEKEND.

THIS WEEKEND MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY GET IN FREE AT NAPLES ZOO FOR ARMED FORCES DAY.

ALL ACTIVE AND PRIOR MILITARY PERSONNEL GET IN FREE FROM TODAY THRU MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-----


STILL TO COME - NBC2 IS GIVING YOU A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE EPISODES OF THE SEASON. Return to index of stories...


A) SNL FINALE-TRX VO TOPS


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BREAK THREE


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SNL FINALE-2 SHOT


SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE IS PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS THIS WEEKEND.

THE ICONIC SHOW WRAPS UP ITS 39TH SEASON - AND FORMER CAST MEMBER ANDY SAMBERG RETURNS TO HOST.

MARK BARGER HAS A PREVIEW. Return to index of stories...


SNL FINALE-PKG


nats "We can take the day off to frolic? Totally!"

"SNL" WELCOMES HOME ONE OF ITS GRADUATES THIS WEEK AS HOST.

"He'll come back, and we'll be like hey Andy, uh, good to see you. I like those pants, ok, bye! Yeah, we're total freshmen again."

nats "Hit it!"

ANERG'S THE LATEST ALUM DISCOVERED BY SNR LORNE MICHAELS TO GO ON

SS.

nats "We shoat fake bad guys"

HE A GOLDEN GLOBE FSITCOM, "BROOKLYN NINE

"If you lll the shows that are involving or starrile who came through here thatd everybody picked for the show,

itof mindblowing."

THFOR TALENT'S BEESPLAY TH

WITH LOTS OF NEW FEATURED PL.

JOINING A RELATIVCAST.

nats "Ha a.thatghty giggle.yes!

AIDY BRYANT / "SNL" CAST MEMBE6-54

"It's just been so exciting. There's a great energveryone is so pu be together, and thrilled to ven be oom."

AND K, IT WOULD NOTA SEASON FINALE WITHOUT SOME SURPRISES.

"Fiddler on the roof.here's sfiddp! Next!" Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-------


SOME OF THE RAGING INFERNOS ARE NOW CRIME SCENES.

NEXT AT FOUR, NBC2 SHOWS YOU THE NEW TWIST AS FIREFIGHTERS TRY AND SAVE HOMES AND LIVES IN CALIFORNIA.

PLUS MICHAEL SAM IS HOPING TO BE THE FIRST OPENLY GAY N-F-L FOOTBALL PLAYER.

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BREAK FOUR


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO GEORGE-OC SS BOXES


FIRST AT FOUR WE'RE GETTING A NEW LOOK AT TWO DOGS, INVESTIGATORS SAY WERE NEGLECTED BY A CAPE CORAL WOMAN, FIGHTING TO LIVE WITHOUT POWER AND WATER SERVICE.

THIS IS AN NBC2 UPDATE.

THESE ARE NEW PHOTOS INVESTIGATORS SAY PROVE THE ANIMALS WERE LIVING IN UNHEALTHY CONDITIONS.

TODAY THE DOG'S FORMER OWNER, ROBIN SPERONIS APPEARED BEFORE A JUDGE.

NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS IS FOLLOWING THIS STORY FOR US LIVE FIRST AT FOUR. Return to index of stories...


OFF THE GRID FOLLOW-REM LIVE


ACCORDING TO THE REPORT BY LEE CO ANIMAL SERVICES

INVESTIGATORS PAID SPERONIS A LOT OF VISITS TO CHECK ON THE WELFARE OF

THE ANIMALS

ONE OF THOSE DOGS HAD A WORSENING SKIN CONDITION

SPERONIS TOLD INVESTIGATORS SHE BELIEVED SINGING THE SONG FAITH BY

GEORGE MICHAEL WOULD HELP THE DOG ALSO NAMED FAITH. Return to index of stories...


OFF THE GRID FOLLOW-PKG


ACCORDING TO THE REPORT SPERONIS ALSO TOLD INVESTIGATORS SHE BELIEVED

STEROIDS AND ANTIBIOTICS KILL GOOD BACTERIA.

LAST MONTH ANIMAL CONTROL TOOK BOTH DOGS--EVENTUALLY RETURNING ONE A

SMALL SEVEN YEAR OLD DOG NAMED SUZIE.

SPERONIS ALSO TOLD INVESTIGATORS THE 14 YEAR OLD LAB FAITH HAD BEEN

LIVING WITH THE SKIN CONDITION FOR THE LAST NINE YEARS

SPERONIS- WHO'S BEEN AT THE CENTER OF CONTROVERSY IN HER ATTEMPTS TO

LIVE OFF THE GRID IS NO STRANGER TO THE LAW

WE UNCOVERED NUMEROUS CRIMINAL CHARGES -INCLUDING A FELONY LARCENY

CHARGE WHICH SHE WAS ON PROBATION FOR.

NEIGHBORS THAT KNEW SPERONIS SAY HER PAST COMES AS SHOCK TO THEM. BUT

FEEL SHES GETTING A RAW DEAL

TAKE SOT:

"she seemed like a nice lady she seems like her head was screwed on

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OFF THE GRID FOLLOW-REM LIVE


RIGHT NOW SPERONIS IS AT THE LEE COUNTY JAIL HELD WITHOUT BOND.

SPERONIS WAS ALSO WIDMAN ACTED

A NEWER LAW MEANT TO CLOSE PROBATION LOOPHOLES TO PREVENT CRIMINALS TO

GET BACK OUT INTO THE STREETS.

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CA FIRES-VO IN PLASMA


BRAND NEW AT FOUR.

TWO TEENS ARE ARRESTED ACCUSED OF STARTING ATLEAST TWO OF THE WILDFIRES THAT ARE TAKING AIM ON HOMES AND PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

FOR A FOURTH DAY IN A ROW FIRE FIGHTERS ARE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO GAIN CONTROL OF TEN WILDFIRES.

NBC'S JENNIFER BJORKLUND BRINGS US AN UPDATE. Return to index of stories...


CA FIRES-PKG


SMOKE AND ASH RISING - AS FIRE CREWS STRUGGLING WITH FLAMES IN SAN DIEGO HOPE FOR CALM WINDS -

WHEN IT KICKS UP - THIS HOME VIDEO SHOWS HOW TERRIFYING, AND HOW FAST THE FLAMES CAN CONSUME EVERYTHING IN THEIR PATH - BRUSH, PARCHED IN CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT.

"the focus now is to make sure we secure the perimeter and go interior like you see here and kinda work on some of the hot-spots."

SOME HOMEOWNERS HAVE NOTHING TO COME BACK TO --

"60 years of memories in that house."

AS STRIKE TEAMS TRANSITION FROM STRUCTURE PROTECTION TO 'MOP UP' AND 'OVERHAUL' …

PUTTING OUT EVERY LAST BIT OF HEAT THAT MAY LURK UNDERNEATH… AND CALLING IN HELP WHEN THEY FIND NEW VICTIMS …

THIS CAT, SINGED AND TERRIFIED, FOUND THIS MORNING CLINGING TO A BLACKENED TREE WHERE FIRE SWEPT THROUGH LAST NIGHT. HE'S EXPECTED TO BE OKAY, BUT THE HOUSE HE LIKELY LIVED IN?

"It's heartbreaking for us to walk up on a structure and know that its going to be difficult to impossible to defend."

HEARTBREAK AND HOPE FOLLOW THIS SERIES OF 9 FIRES ACROSS MORE THAN FIFTEEN SQUARE MILES …REARING UP WITH THE WIND WHEN EVERYONE THOUGHT THE WORST HAD PASSED, HERE.

"We felt like we had this sucker beat this morning. / And then, jeepers, about 3 hours ago, boom boom boom, three big, black columns of smoke - and it just took off like crazy."

AND IT THREATENS TO DO IT AGAIN - UNTIL EVERY LAST EMBER IS EXTINGUISHED.

JENNIFER BJORKLUND, NBC NEWS, ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA.

- TBA -

I'M JENNIFER BJORKLUND IN ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA, NOW BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


VA FLOODING-VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW.

FLOOD WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR PARTS OF VIRGINIA.

POLICE HAVE BLOCKED OFF SEVERAL ROADS IN DOWNTOWN NORFOLK.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO AS PEOPLE INSIDE THESE CARS WERE FORCED TO ABANDON THEM IN THE HIGH WATER.

NORFOLK NAVAL STATION ALSO EXPERIENCED FLOODING.

RAINS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS AND OUT OF THE REGION LATER TODAY. Return to index of stories...


LYNCH HERO DIES-2 SS


NEW AT FOUR.

AN ARMY SOLDIER WHO HELPED RESCUE JESSICA LYNCH IN 2003 HAS DIED.

49 YEAR OLD MARTIN BARRERAS OF ARIZONA DIED FROM WOUNDS HE SUFFERED IN AFGHANISTAN.

THE ARMY TIMES REPORTS, HE SERVED FOR 22 YEARS IN THE ARMY.

HE ALSO SERVED IN THE OPERATION TO RESCUE LYNCH AN ARMY PRIVATE, WHO WAS TAKEN HOSTAGE IN IRAQ. Return to index of stories...


HOLMES DEFENSE-VO


ACCUSED COLORADO THEATER SHOOTER JAMES HOLMES COULD FACE THE PENALTY IF CONVICTED.

A COLORADO JUDGE DENIED FOUR DEFENSE MOTIONS TO EXCLUDE THE DEATH PENALTY AS POSSIBLE PUNISHMENT.

HOLMES HAS ENTERED A INSANITY DEFENSE.

THE 26 YEAR-OLD IS CHARGED WITH KILLING 12 PEOPLE AND INJURING 70 OTHERS DURING A SHOOTING INSIDE AN AURORA MOVIE THEATER IN 2012.

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NH POLICE CHIEF VS OBAMA-OC SOT VO


A POLICE COMMISSIONER IN NEW HAMPSHIRE HAS NO PLANS TO APOLOGIZE FOR USING THE N WORD TO DESCRIBE PRESIDENT OBAMA.

"I admitted what I did. I made no bones about it."

"If you want to talk further when this nosey individual is."

"I'm not a nosy individual, I'm a reporter doing my job."

"I know what you are. You're a skunk."

"OK and why is that?"

"goodbye!"

THE INCIDENT TOOK PLACE AT A RESTAURANT BACK IN MARCH WHEN ANOTHER TABLE OVERHEARD HIS CONVERSATION.

DURING A MEETING LAST NIGHT ROBERT COPELAND REFUSED TO STEP DOWN AS POLICE CHIEF.

THE POLICE COMMISSION PLANS ON MEETING TO DISCUSS WHAT ACTION THEY SHOULD TAKE. Return to index of stories...


SAM DOCUMENTARY-VO


BRAND NEW AT FOUR.

THERE'S NEW CONTROVERSY BREWING AROUND OPENLY GAY N-F-L DRAFT PICK MICHAEL SAM.

THE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK - ANNOUNCED A NEW MULTI-PART DOCUMENTARY SERIES FOLLOWING HIS LIFE.

THE CAMERAS WILL DOCUMENT BEHIND THE SCENES DURING HIS TRAINING.

HOWEVER, E-S-P-N QUOTES AN UNNAMED RAMS PLAYER AS SAYING IT COULD CAUSE FRICTION WITHIN THE TEAM.

THE SPORTS NETWORK ALSO REPORTS SAM AND HIS CAMP DIDN'T TELL ANYONE ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY PRIOR TO THE DRAFT BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT IT WOULD KEEP HIM FROM GETTING PICKED. Return to index of stories...


STEEL MILL EXPLOSION-VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW AT FOUR.

SIX ARE RECOVERING FROM INJURIES AFTER AN EXPLOSION AT A STEEL MILL IN KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE.

ONE OF THEM HAD BURNS ON MORE THAN 80 OF HIS BODY AND IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE EXPLOSION HAPPENED WHILE SCRAP METAL WAS BEING TURNED INTO REBAR.

THE EXPLOSION COULD BE HEARD FROM SEVERAL BLOCKS AWAY. Return to index of stories...


AIR MARSHAL ARREST-SS


A FORMER FEDERAL AIR MARSHAL HAS PLEADED NO CONTEST.

HE'S ACCUSED OF TAKING PHOTOS UNDERNEATH WOMEN'S SKIRTS AS THEY BOARDED A PLANE AT NASHVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

29-YEAR-OLD ADAM BARTSCH WAS FACING CHARGES FOR AN INCIDENT BACK IN OCTOBER ON A SOUTHWEST FLIGHT.

A JUDGE SENTENCED HIM TO A YEAR PROBATION.

HE WAS FIRED AFTER HIS ARREST. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK HOAX-ONCAM


A CALIFORNIA COUPLE STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THE CRUEL HOAX THAT SHOCKED THEIR FAMILY.

SOMEONE HIJACKED A RELATIVE'S FACEBOOK PAGE. THEN ANNOUNCED LOVE ONES HAD DIED.

BUT IT WASN'T TRUE.

BOB HANSEN HAS THEIR STORY. AND A WARNING ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK HOAX-PKG


"panic struck, and i tried to contact my husband and he wasn't picking up his phone."

PANIC FROM THIS POST ON FACEBOOK. THAT JOEL LADRIDO'S SISTER AND HUSBAND HAD SUDDENLY DIED FROM A GAS LEAK IN THEIR HOME.

"I'm calling to see if there was anything reported in that area."

WHEN JOEL CALLED HIS SISTER'S PHONE. IT WENT TO VOICE MAIL. SO AS JOEL AND HIS WIFE CLAIRE JUMPED INTO THE CAR. THEY CALLED EMERGENCY CREWS. AND RELATIVES.

"I had 911 and another phone in my hand and at one point i was like this."

"he's on the phone with 911 on one cell phone, and my cell phone he has family calling from the philippines, from guam, from hawaii."

CLAIRE SAID THEY SPED UP THE FREEWAY TO HER SISTER-IN-LAW'S HOME. AND THE CLOSER THEY GOT. THE MORE THEY BELIEVED THE NEWS THAT THEY HAD DIED.

"we drive up into their complex and there are police cars everywhere."

BUT JUST WHEN THEY WERE ABOUT TO LOSE HOPE. JOEL'S PHONE RANG.

"it was my sister, it was my sister's phone. at that point i'm just, are you ok? where are you at?"

SOMEONE HAD APPARENTLY HACKED INTO THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE. AND MADE UP THE POST ABOUT THE DEATH, THE MEDICAL EXAMINER AND BURIAL ARRANGEMENTS.

"I don't typically cry, but i just completely broke down. it was hard to handle my emotions."

"the thing about facebook and other social networking sites, news like this can travel like wildfire. and yet it's all a lie."

"unfortunately there are people out there who get a kick out of stressing people out, i really don't know."

NO ONE KNOWS WHO DID THIS. ALL THEY KNOW IS WHILE THE MESSAGE WAS FAKE. THE HEARTACHE AND PANIC WAS VERY REAL.

"why would anyone do that?" Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK HOAX-ONCAM


BOB HANSEN REPORTING.

IT DIDN'T HAPPEN IN THIS CASE. BUT SOME WILL TRY TO USE THE DEATH AS A WAY TO COLLECT MONEY FROM VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


FDR WALKING-VO


TODAY - WE'RE GETTING A LOOK AT SOME NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN FOOTAGE OF FORMER PRESIDENT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT.

YOU CAN SEE IT CAPTURES A RARE MOMENT. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT WALKING.

HE IS WEARING BRACES ON HIS LEGS AND IS BEING AIDED AS HE WALKS UP A RAMP.

THIS VIDEO WAS TAKEN DURING THE 1937 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ALL STAR GAME IN WASHINGTON.

EXPERTS TELL US THIS VIDEO IS ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN EXTENDED FILM CLIPS THAT SHOWS ROOSEVELT WALKING.

ROOSEVELT CONTRACTED POLIO IN 1921 AND WAS PARALYZED FROM THE WAIST DOWN. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH OPEN-CLIP


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FITNESS TESTS-SS


NBC2 REVEALS EVERYDAY HEALTH TESTS, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO PASS.

THE QUESTION - DO YOU FEEL ENERGIZED, 14 HOURS AFTER WAKING UP?

IF NOT, IT MAY BE TIME TO START EXERCISING - EXERCISE IS A KNOWN ENERGY BOOSTER.

CAN YOU CARRY A GALLON OF MILK OR WATER IN EACH HAND, ABOUT 8 POUNDS, WITHOUT FEELING STRAIN?

A LACK OF STRENGTH MAKES YOU MORE VULNERABLE TO INJURY, AS WELL AS ARTHRITIS, OSTEOPOROSIS, EVEN DEPRESSION AND DEMENTIA.

CAN YOU JUMP UP AND DOWN 10 TIMES, WITHOUT YOUR HEART RACING?

THAT'S A SIGN OF GOOD CARDIOVASCULAR FITNESS.

FINALLY - CAN YOU TRIM YOUR TOENAILS STANDING UP, WITHOUT ANY DISCOMFORT BENDING?

STRETCHING WITHOUT PAIN IS IMPORTANT FOR BONES AND JOINTS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-ONCAM


C-T 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...


SMART VENDING-VO


SOME VENDING MACHINES ARE USING FACIAL RECOGNITION SOFTWARE TO SELL DRINKS IN JAPAN.

TAKE A LOOK.

THE MACHINE HAS A MASSIVE 47 INCH TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY AND SENSORS THAT CAN RECOGNIZE HUMAN FACES AND IDENTIFY CUSTOMERS BY FACE AND GENDER.

THE MACHINE IS THEN ABLE TO RECOMMEND SPECIFIC DRINKS TO CUSTOMERS. Return to index of stories...


HERO CAT FIRST PITCH-VO


it's the VIRAL VIDEO THAT SWEPT THE WORLD THIS WEEK.

AND NOW A HERO CAT THAT STARRED IN IT WILL BE HONORED.

IN CASE YOU CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THIS VIDEO.HERE IT IS AGAIN.

A NEIGHBORHOOD DOG THAT ATTACKS A BOY GETS RAN OFF BY THE FOUR YEAR OLD'S CAT.

THE CAT, NAMED TARA, IS REPORTEDLY SCHEDULED TO "THROW" OUT THE FIRST PITCH MAY 20TH AT A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL GAME FOR THE BAKERSFIELD BLAZE.

NO WORD ON EXACTLY HOW SHE WILL PULL IT OFF. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE---


ITS VIDEO THAT WILL MAKE ANY PARENT FURIOUS.

A TEACHER IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA GRABBING AND PUSHING A YOUNG BOY.

THE TEACHER HAS BEEN SUSPENDED - BUT THE BOY'S PARENTS BELIEVE THE PUNISHMENT SHOULD BE HARSHER.

DECIDE FOR YOURSELF, NEXT AT 4. Return to index of stories...


A) TEACHER VS KID-2 SHOT VO


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C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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BREAK FIVE


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

GREAT WEATHER FOR THE WEEKEND

After a week of humid weather and scattered storms, cooler and drier air filtered into Southwest Florida Friday, with highs only climbing into the low 80s. Skies will completely clear this evening, with temps quickly falling into the low 70s.

It will be one of the cooler overnights in a long time, with lows falling into the upper 50s in the urban corridor. Many locations east of I-75 will tumble into the low to mid 50s.

The great weather from Friday continues into the weekend. Expect barely a cloud in the sky through the daytime hours, with warmer highs in the low to mid 80s. It will again be breezy, with northerly winds between 10-20 mph.

Sun-filled weather marches on into Sunday. We will again see wall-to-wall sun all day long with temps in the mid to upper 80s.

Low humidity values will continue into next week. Plenty of sun will again bathe the area on Monday, with temps back in the upper 80s.

A few clouds will likely develop Tuesday & Wednesday, with highs holding in the mid to upper 80s.

By late week, more moisture and more humidity begin to work back into the area. This will result in partly cloudy skies to close next week, with highs pushing into the upper 80s and low 90s.

No major storm system is expected to impact the area over the next 7 days. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC


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TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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MEMORIAL TRAVEL-ONCAM


ARE YOU HITTING THE ROAD FOR MEMORIAL DAY?

THE BUSY TRAVEL WEEKEND IS COMING UP.

AND AS DANIELLE LEIGH SHOWS US FOR MUCH OF THE COUNTRY GAS PRICES ARE ON THE WAY DOWN. Return to index of stories...


MEMORIAL TRAVEL-PKG


AFTER A BLISTERING WINTER.MARKED BY RECORD LOWS.

AND MORE THAN A MILLION FLIGHT DELAYS OR CANCELLATIONS.

"I survived the polar vortex, laugh"

AMERICANS ARE FEELING A SERIOUS ITCH FOR SUMMER TRAVEL.

WITH 36.1 MILLION PEOPLE PLANNING A VACATION MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, ACCORDING TO TRIPLE "A"

"In fact aaa is predicting a new post recession high for memorial day travel it is the second greatest number of memorial day travelers since the year 2000."

DOUG MCCUSKER IS GETTING READY FOR A CARIBBEAN CRUISE.

"It seemed exotic we wanted to get to a place where we could just really relax, and get some sun."

TRIPLE "A" SAYS CRUISES, TRAINS AND BUSES WILL SEE THE BIGGEST INCREASE IN CUSTOMERS.

BUT MORE THAN 8 IN 10 AMERICANS, WILL CHOOSE WHAT'S SEEN AS THE MORE COST EFFECTIVE ROUTE AND TRAVEL BY CAR.

PRICES ARE UP FOR AIRFARE, HOTELS, AND RENTAL CARS. COMPARED TO LAST YEAR.

BUT GAS PRICES SHOULD REMAIN RELATIVELY UNCHANGED OR SLIGHTLY LESS.

CONSUMERS DON'T SEEM WORRIED.

"It does give me a little bit of pause, and makes me do a little more research about who i am flying with but it wont stop me."

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CONVENIENCE STORES, SAYS ONE IN FOUR TRAVELERS PLAN TO SPEND MORE WHILE THEY'RE AWAY.

MEANING A POSSIBLE RETURN TO PRE-RECESSION SALES NUMBERS BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR.

audio outcue: In Washington, Danielle Leigh, NBC News.

IN ADDITION TO AMERICANS BEING EAGER FOR SOME GOOD WEATHER,

CONSUMER GROUPS SAY THE IMPROVING ECONOMIC OUTLOOK IS ALSO CONTRIBUTING TO INCREASED PLANS FOR TRAVEL.

I'M DANIELLE LEIGH IN WASHINGTON, NOW BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


STERLING FINE-VO


EMBATTLED L-A CLIPPERS OWNER DONALD STERLING SAYS HE DOES NOT PLAN TO PAY THE TWO-POINT-FIVE MILLION DOLLAR FINE LEVIED BY THE N-B-A.

STERLING'S LAWYER INFORMED THE NBA IN A LETTER.

COMMISSIONER ADAM SILVER BANNED STERLING FOR LIFE AND FINED HIM TWO-POINT-FIVE MILLION DOLLARS AFTER STERLING MADE COMMENTS DURING A RECORDED CONVERSATION WITH A FEMALE FRIEND. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CLOSE CALL-OC SOT VO WIPE


THE F-A-A IS CHECKING THE STORY OF A WRITER WHO CLAIMS HIS FLIGHT WAS NEARLY INVOLVED IN A MID-AIR COLLISION WITH ANOTHER PASSENGER JET.

Noise, all the tray tables were rattling, it was a really violent and scary experience.

KEVIN TOWNSEND SAYS SHORTLY AFTER HIS PACKED UNITED FLIGHT LEFT HAWAII AND REACHED CRUISING ALTITUDE, THE PLANE TOOK A SUDDEN DIVE.

AFTER LEVELING OFF, THE PILOT ANNOUNCED A U.S. AIRWAYS PASSENGER PLANE WAS FLYING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION AT THE SAME ALTITUDE. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CLOSE CALL-SOT VO


The system in this case did exactly what it was supposed to do. That is the collision avoidance system avoided a collision.

THE F-A-A SAYS THAT KIND OF NEAR MISS IS RARE - HAPPENS ONLY ONCE IN ABOUT 100-THOUSAND FLIGHTS. Return to index of stories...


PALMS CASINO SHOOTING-VO


A SHOOTING ERUPTS INSIDE A BUSY LAS VEGAS CASINO.

POLICE SAY A MAN WAS SHOT IN THE CHEST AT THE PALMS CASINO RESORT ON THURSDAY NIGHT.

HE WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

POLICE BELIEVE THE SHOOTING HAPPENED DURING A PARTY. Return to index of stories...


WALLET THEFT-VO WIPE


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

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO.

A MAN INSIDE THIS ILLINOIS BAR BAR HIT THE FLOOR SUFFERING A MEDICAL PROBLEM.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE MAN WITH THE DARK HAIR AND SOLID WHITE SHIRT.

HE APPEARED TO BE CONCERNED UNTIL HE REACHED IN AND GRABBED THE VICTIM'S WALLET.

That's NOT ALL. Return to index of stories...


WALLET THEFT-SOT VO


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

POLICE DID LATER ARREST THE SUSPECT.

THE MAN WHO FELL TO THE FLOOR ENDED UP BEING O-K. Return to index of stories...


CYBER SECURITY-VO


A GROUP OF THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST RETAILERS ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO FIGHT CYBER CRIME.

THIS WEEK, THE RETAIL INDUSTRY LEADERS ASSOCIATION LAUNCHED AN INTELLIGENCE SHARING INITIATIVE AIMED AT PREVENTING CYBER CRIME AGAINST RETAILERS.

TARGET, LOWES, GAP, NIKE, AND J-C PENNEY ARE AMONG THE NATION'S RETAILERS THAT ARE NOW COMBINING EFFORTS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, FBI AND SECRET SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


WTC TIME LAPSE-VO


A UNIQUE VIEW OF TEN YEARS OF CONSTRUCTION.

CHECK THIS OUT.

A TIME-LAPSE VIDEO COURTESY EARTHCAM - HAS BEEN RELEASED SHOWING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH MEMORIAL.

THE TIME LAPSE VIDEO FROM NEW YORK, SHOWS THE REFLECTING POOLS AND MUSEUM FROM GROUNDBREAKING TO COMPLETION.

USING MILLIONS OF STILL PHOTOS THE VIDEO DOCUMENTS THE WORK FROM OCTOBER 2004 UNTIL NOW. Return to index of stories...


ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP


PAUSE FOR AHEAD AT 5:00 CLIP

HI EVERYONE --

I'M PETER BUSCH IN THE NEWSROOM.

RIGHT NOW -- NBC 2 IS FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS IN A STRING OF VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

DEPUTIES NOW TELL US THEY ARE SEARCHING FOR A FOURTH SUSPECT.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHO IT IS AND HOW THEY'RE CONNECTED TO ONE OF THE OTHER SUSPECTS.

AND -- NEW INFORMATION ON THE MURDERS OF AN ENGAGED COUPLE NEAR FORT MYERS BEACH.

STUNNING DETAILS ON WHAT DEPUTIES FOUND IN THE SUSPECT'S BRIEFCASE -- Return to index of stories...


A) HOME INVASIONS-NWSRM


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B) FMB COUPLE MURDERED-VO


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BREAK SIX


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TEACHER VS KID-TC VIDBOX


A SCHOOL SECURITY CAMERA SHOWS AN OHIO TEACHER VIOLENTLY GRABBING A SIX-YEAR-OLD BOY.

AND WHILE THAT WOMAN HAS NOW BEEN SUSPENDED. THE BOY'S PARENTS SAY THE PUNISHMENT DOESN'T GO FAR ENOUGH.

NBC'S KATY TUR SHOWS US THE VIDEO. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER VS KID-PKG


IN THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM RIVERDALE SCHOOLS IN OHIO, YOU CAN SEE SIX-YEAR-OLD IAN NELSON WALKING ALONE INTO A SCHOOL BATHROOM. WHEN HE COMES OUT, HIS TEACHER - WHO APPEARS TO BE LOOKING FOR THE KINDERGARTNER - CAN BE SEEN GRABBING HIM, PICKING HIM UP AND PUSHING HIM AGAINST A WALL. SHE THEN GRABS HIS FACE, THEN HIS SHIRT - AND PICKS HIM UP AGAIN, JOSTLING HIM - HIS NECK APPEARING TO SNAP BACKWARD.

SOT AUTUMN NELSON

I was crying. I like I said it broke my heart to see my child get harmed by, by a complete stranger.

WHEN IAN'S PARENTS - ANTHONY AND AUTUMN - FIRST HEARD ABOUT THE INCIDENT, THEY DIDN'T THINK MUCH OF IT. THAT WAS UNTIL THEY SAW THE TAPE.

SOT AUTUMN NELSON

I was just in complete utter shock.

IAN NEVER SAID ANYTHING ABOUT IT TO HIS PARENTS. ANOTHER STAFF MEMBER AT THE SCHOOL REPORTED THE INCIDENT.

BARB WILLIAMS - THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER - WHO HAS BEEN AT THE SCHOOL FOR 14 YEARS - IS ON UNPAID LEAVE FOR TEN DAYS.SUSPENDED UNTIL SUMMER BREAK.

SOT AUTUMN NELSON

They should have fired her when they found out about the whole situation, that she put her hands on him.

SOT ERIC HOFFMAN / SUPERINTENDENT, RIVERDALE LOCAL SCHOOLS

I've been here six years and we've never had anything like this happen.

THE SCHOOL SAYS IT FILED REPORTS WITH THE HANCOCK COUNTY SHERIFF, THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AND CHILDRENS SERVICES.

SOT ERIC HOFFMAN / SUPERINTENDENT, RIVERDALE LOCAL SCHOOLS

you don't ever want somebody's child to go through that. You know…and that's not what we're about. And you know, and we - we move forward.

IAN HAS ONLY SAID A FEW ABOUT THE INCIDENT.

SOT IAN NELSON

She um did this to me.hard

FOR THE FINAL WEEKS OF THE SCHOOL YEAR, HE'S IN A NEW CLASSROOM, WITH A NEW TEACHER. Return to index of stories...


ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP


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5PM PREVIEW-2SHOT


BREAKING NEWS IN A STRING OF VIOLENT COLLIER COUNTY HOME INVASIONS.

AN ARREST WARRANT WAS ISSUED TODAY FOR A 4TH SUSPECT -- A MAN FROM IMMOKALEE.

WHAT WE JUST LEARNED FROM INVESTIGATORS IN A LIVE REPORT.

AND -- ONE OF THE MOST WANTED MEN IN AMERICA IS NOW LOCKED UP IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL.

TONIGHT --

NBC 2 DIGS DEEPER INTO WENZEL ISAAC'S VIOLENT PAST.

THE NEWS AT 5 IS NEXT. Return to index of stories...


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