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ANCHOR SUPERS HURRICANE FORECAST-ONCAM, VO
KEY LIST TEASE THREE-2 SHOT
HL1) HOME INVASION-TRX VOTOPS TZ3 A) BOSTON MARATHON-VO
HL2) CLICK IT OR TICKET-TRX VOTOPS TZ3 B) VA SCANDAL-VOTOPS
HL3) 10YR KIDNAPPINIG VICTIM-TRX VOTOPS DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS
OPEN-CLIP OPEN 12:30-CLIP
DAVE ELIAS-TRX, 2 SHOT NEW BOSTON MARATHON DOCUMENTS-TC MON
DAVE ELIAS-LIVE NEW BOSTON MARATHON DOCUMENTS-PKG
DAVE ELIAS-VO 10 YR KIDNAPPING VICTIM-TRX, ONCAM, VO
SAM: HOME INVASION-2 SHOT-PUSH, TRX 10 YR KIDNAPPING VICTIM-SOTVO
SAM: HOME INVASION-LOOK LIVE NIGERIA GIRLS-OTS, SOTVO
ALEX: CLICK IT OR TICKET-TRX, 2 SHOT, BOXES HAPPY BY PHARREL PROTESTS-ONCAM, SOTVO, CG, TAG
ALEX: CLICK IT OR TICKET-LIVE U VA SCANDAL UPDATE-TRX, SOTVO, 2 SHOT
ALEX: CLICK IT OR TICKET-PKG VA SCANDAL UPDATE-PKG
ALEX: CLICK IT OR TICKET-LIVE U VA SCANDAL UPDATE-TAG
FM 16YR ARREST-TRX, ONCAM, VO CONGRESS MIDTERMS-TRX, OTS
JOHN ORR TRIAL-ONCAM, VO CONGRESS WATER PROJECTS-ONCAM, VO
MISSING BOATER-OTS, VO NSA SURVEILLANCE-ON CAM
FL SERIAL BANK ROBBER-SSTOPS NY SCHOOL BUSES COLLIDE-ONCAM, VO
FL REMAINS CHIRSTILAW-ONCAM, VO NY SCHOOL BUSES COLLIDE-SOTVO
SC WOMAN HAVES BABY-TRX, VOTOPS NY: STUDENTS TRY TO POISON TEACHER-VOTOPS
10 YR KIDNAPPING VICTIM-2 SHOT POT BROWNIE CHARGES-ONCAM, SOTVO
10 YR KIDNAPPING VICTIM-PKG POT BROWNIE CHARGES-SOTVO
10 YR KIDNAPPING VICTIM-OTS TEASE FOUR-TRX VOTOPS
VA SCANDAL INVESTIGATION-trx, ots, vo TZ4 A) ARILINE PASSENGER RIGHTS-VOTOPS
VA SCANDAL INVESTIGATION-SOTVO TZ4 B) DEADLY PALM TREES-SOTVO
FOX NEWS ANCHOR ARRESTED-OTS, VO WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
UNEMPLOYMENT APPS RISE-ONCAM, VO AIRLINE PASSENGER RIGHTS-2 SHOT-PUSH
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT AIRLINE PASSENGER RIGHTS-PKG
TZ1 A) AZ WILDFIRES-VO EBAY CUSTOMERS HACKED-TRX, ONCAM, VO
TZ1 B) SEVERE HAIL-SOTVO EBAY CUSTOMERS HACKED-SOTVO
WEATHER-STC FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
AZ WILDFIRES-TRX, ONCAM FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
AZ WILDFIRES-PKG DEADLY PALM TREES-2 SHOT
ALASKA WILDFIRES-ONCAM, VO DEADLY PALM TREES-PKG
CO SEVERE HAIL DAMAGE-TRX, VOTOPS DEADLY PALM TREES-TAG
CO SEVERE HAIL DAMAGE-SOTVO, TAG AMERICAN EAGLE-OTS
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP FACEBOOK LONLINESS-OTS
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL TEXAS TOP GROWING STATE-TRX, ONCAM, CG
CCI INMATE NAMES RELEASED-ONCAM, VO TONIGHT SHOW ORLANDO-ONCAM, VO
HOME INVASIONS LATEST-ONCAM, SS(2) LAST COMIC STANDING-ONCAM, SOTV
BONITA DRUG TESTING-TRX, VOTOPS WORLD MUSIC AWARDS-TRX, NATSVO, ONCAM
CAPE CORAL MAYORAL FIGHT-ONCAM, VO COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
LEE ELECTIONS POLL WORKERS-ONCAM, CG A) REDSKINS NAME-ONCAM
NAPLES MANATEE SPEED ZONE-ONCAM, VO B) GM RECALLS-VOTOPS
COMMANDO SPECIAL OPS-TRX, VOTOPS HOME INVASION LATEST-TRXVO TOPS
COMMANDO SPECIAL OPS-SOTVO, CCI INMATE-VOTOPS
TEASE TWO-TRX, VOTOPS 16 YR OLD ARRESTED-VOTOPS
TZ2 A) SHOCKED IN POOL-VO VA VETERAN AFFAIRS-VOTOPS
FL SHOCKED IN A POOL-TRX, VO IN PLASMA MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
FL SHOCKED IN A POOL-PKG CLOSE-3-SHOT
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HL1) HOME INVASION-TRX VOTOPS


NBC-2 IS ON THE TRAIL OF A HOME INVASION IN LEHIGH ACRES.

AND GRANDMOTHER AND GRANDSON.

THREATENED WITH THEIR LIVES AS THREE MASKED MEN RANSACK THEIR HOME. Return to index of stories...


HL2) CLICK IT OR TICKET-TRX VOTOPS


IT'S AN INNTIATIVE SURROUNDING ONE OF THE DEADLIES HOLIDAYS OF THE YEAR.

A STATEWIDE CAMPAING IN AN EFFORT TO INCREASE SEAT BELT USAGE AMONG FLORIDA USERS.

NBC-2 HITS THE ROAD WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCMENT AS YOU PREPARE TO TRAVEL THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


HL3) 10YR KIDNAPPINIG VICTIM-TRX VOTOPS


A 15 YEAR OLD GIRL DRUGGED, KIDNAPPED AND HELD AGIANST HER WILL IS FREE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TEN YEARS.

HER ALLEGED ABDUCTOR IS NOW BEHIND BARS.

HOW SHE FINALLY ESCAPED USING SOCIAL MEDIA.

AND HER ALLEGED ABDUCTOR IS BEHIND BARS.

POLICE SAY A MAN DRUGGED AND KIDNAPPED THE WOMAN IN CALIFORNIA WHEN SHE WAS JUST 15.THEN ABUSED HER FOR A DECADE -- FORCING HER TO MARRY HIM AND HAVE HIS CHILD.

SARA SIDNER HAS MORE ABOUT HER ORDEAL. Return to index of stories...


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DAVE ELIAS-TRX, 2 SHOT


NBC2 IS BREAKING NEWS AT NOON---

AN INMATE HAS BEEN FOUND DEAD INSIDE THE CHARLOTTE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE.

NBC2'S DAVE ELIAS JUST CONFIRMED THIS EXCLUSIVE INFORMATION -- HE'S LIVE OUTSIDE THE PRISON NOW WITH THE VERY LATEST. Return to index of stories...


DAVE ELIAS-LIVE


THIS IS THE SECOND INMATE DEATH IN AS MANY MONTHS. THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT CONFIRMS FOR ME THAT THEY HAVE BEEN ASKED TO INVESTIGATE THE DEATH OF ANOTHER INMATE.

ACCORDING TO FDLE THEY RECEIVED THE CALL EARLY THIS MORNING. FDLE IS ON SCENE NOW CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS AND ESTABLISHING A TIMELINE. WE NO IT WAS OBVIOUSLY A MALE INMATE. HIS NAME, AGE OR WHY HE WAS IN PRISON NOT BEING RELEASED AT THIS HOUR. THIS LATEST DEATH COMES ONE DAY AFTER THE STATE RELEASED THE NAMES OF 9 GUARDS WHO WERE PLACED ON LEAVE PENDING AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF MATHEW WALKER ON APRIL 11TH.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS HAS NOT RETURNED OUR CALLS SO FAR TODAY. WE HAVE PLACED CALLS TO THE WARDEN THOMAS REID WHO REFUSED TO ANSWER ANY OF OUR QUESTIONS. WE'RE WORKING OUR SOURCES TO BRING YOU THE VERY LATEST. LIVE IN PUNTA GORDA, DAVE ELIAS NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


DAVE ELIAS-VO


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SAM: HOME INVASION-2 SHOT-PUSH, TRX


A LEHIGH ACRES WOMAN AND HER GRANDSON ARE SHAKEN UP AFTER THREE MASKED MEN STORMED THEIR HOME.

THE BREAK-IN HAPPENED ON 28TH STREET SOUTHWEST JUST BEFORE 6:30 THIS MORNING.

NBC 2'S SAM SWEENEY JUST SPOKE WITH INVESTIGATORS --

SAM, WHATS THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION? Return to index of stories...


SAM: HOME INVASION-LOOK LIVE


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ALEX: CLICK IT OR TICKET-TRX, 2 SHOT, BOXES


UNDERCOVER CAPE CORAL POLICE OFFICERS ARE ON THE STREETS RIGHT NOW--- LOOKING INTO YOUR CARS.

THEY ARE CHECKING TO SEE IF YOU ARE WEARING YOUR SEAT BELT.

NBC2'S ALEX DE ARMAS IS LIVE FROM ONE OF THE CHECK POINTS--

ALEX THIS IS PART OF THE NATIONWIDE CLICK IT OR TICKET PROGRAM. Return to index of stories...


ALEX: CLICK IT OR TICKET-LIVE U


LIVE

IT IS-- AND RIGHT HERE IN CAPE CORAL-- OFFICERS ARE READY TO PULL YOU OVER.

THIS OPERATION STARTS WITH AN UNDERCOVER OFFICER.

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ALEX: CLICK IT OR TICKET-PKG


Take pkg

NAT: "I'm looking to make sure people are wearing their seat belts. "

"dark colored Kia left lane no seatbelt. "

THERE ARE UNDERCOVER OFFICERS LIKE THIS ONE AT DIFFERENT CORNERS IN THE CAPE.

ONCE THEY SEE A DRIVER NOT WEARING THEIR SEAT BELT

NAT "we have one right here" the front passenger in this vehicalw as not wearing a sea belt. "

THEY TELL THE OTHER OFFICERS DOWN THE ROAD-WHO ARE READY TO GIVE YOU A TICKET.

SOT

20:04-20:13 "It's an enforcement sweep to increase the amount of seatbelt usage, to reduce the injuries involved in traffic crashes and reduce the fatalities. "

LAST YEAR-- CAPE CORAL HAD A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN FATAL CAR CRASHES--- AT 21.

THE YEAR BEFORE THERE WERE 10.

A TICKET FOR NOT WEARING YOUR SELT BELT IS 113 DOLLARS.

IF YOU HAVE A PASSENGER WHO ISN'T WEARING THEIRS'-- YOU GET THE TICKET FOR THEM. Return to index of stories...


ALEX: CLICK IT OR TICKET-LIVE U


THERE are DIFFERENT TEAMS OF OFFICERS JUST LIKE THIS ONE AROUND THE CITY-- Return to index of stories...


FM 16YR ARREST-TRX, ONCAM, VO


NBC-2 HAS NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A 16 YEAR OLD ARRESTED ON SIX OUTSTANDING WARRANTS.

16-YEAR-OLD JERMAINE NEAL APPEARED BEFORE A JUDGE THIS MORNING IN LEE COUNTY.

ONLY OUR CAMERAS WERE ROLLING WHEN 16 YEAR OLD JERMAINE NEAL WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN THE HARLEM HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD.

THIS IS THE SAME AREA WHERE POLICE HAVE INVESTIGATED MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS.

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF NEAL IS RELATED TO THOSE SHOOTINGS.

NEAL WILL BE HELD IN AT THE LEE COUNTY DETENTION CENTER FOR 21 DAYS. Return to index of stories...


JOHN ORR TRIAL-ONCAM, VO


RIGHT NOW NBC-2 IS IN THE COURTROOM.

AS A COLLIER COUNTY MURDER CASE GOES BEFORE THE JURY

JOHN ORR IS ACCUSED OF STABBING JON JOSEPH 75 TIMES.

HE TESTIFIED IT WAS DARK AND HE DIDN'T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES HE WAS STABBING JOSEPH.

ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS -- THE PROSECUTION CALLED WITNESSES TO DISPUTE THE SELF-DEFENSE CLAIM.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN THE JURY STARTS DELIBERATIONS. Return to index of stories...


MISSING BOATER-OTS, VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW.

THE U-S COAST GUARD IS SUSPENDING ITS SEARCH FOR A MISSING BOATER.

AFTER MORE THAN 24 HOURS NOTHING HAS TURNED UP OFF THE COAST OF SANIBEL.

WE ASKED IF THEY'LL HEAD BACK OUT THERE TODAY TO RESUME THE SEARCH.

THE COAST GUARD SAYS IT **WILL SEND CREWS BACK OUT ON THE WATER IF ANY TIPS COME IN. Return to index of stories...


FL SERIAL BANK ROBBER-SSTOPS


THERE'S A STATEWIDE MAHUNT TONIGHT FOR THIS MAN --

ACCORDING TO THE F-B-I -- HE'S RESPONSIBLE FOR AT LEAST NINE T-D BANK ROBBERIES, ACROSS THE STATE.

THE ROBBERIES DATE BACK TO DECEMBER --

THE MOST RECENT HAPPENED LAST MONTH IN PORT ORANGE.

DURING THE ROBBERIES, THE MAN OFTEN WEARS GLASSES OR A HAT.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE HIM, CALL SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


FL REMAINS CHIRSTILAW-ONCAM, VO


NBC-2 IS TRACKING A DEATH INVESTIGATION NEAR MARION COUNTY.

DETECTIVES SAY THEY HAVE FOUND THE REMAINS OF A MISSING MAN BURIED IN A BACKYARD.

TWO MONTHS AGO RECEIVED A TIP THAT JERRY CHIRSTILAW DIED DURING A DOMESTIC DISPUTE IN 2000.

AND WAS BURIED IN THE BACKYARD WHERE HE USED TO LIVE.

INVESTIGATORS SEARCHED THE BACKYARD WITH THE HELP OF A FAMILY MEMBER AND FOUND THE REMAINS.

RIGHT NOW INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO DETERMINE WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS DEATH. Return to index of stories...


SC WOMAN HAVES BABY-TRX, VOTOPS


A SOUTH CAROLINA MOM WHO DROVE HER MINIVAN INTO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.

HAS GIVEN BIRTH TO HER FOURTH CHILD AT A FLORIDA HOSPITAL.

32 YEAR OLD EBONY WILKERSON MADE NATIONAL NEWS WHEN SHE PLUNGED HER VEHICLE INTO DAYTONA BEACH WITH HER THREE CHILDREN.

AFTER TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WILKERSON WAS HOSPITALIZED AFTER REPORTEDLY SEEN PUNCHING HER PREGNANT BELLY.

WILKERSON HAS BEEN IN CUSTODY SINCE THAT MARCH 4TH INCIDENT.

WHILE CHARGED WITH THREE COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED SECOND-DEGREE MURDER.

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10 YR KIDNAPPING VICTIM-2 SHOT


A 25-YEAR-OLD WOMAN. FOUND IN CALIFORNIA, 10 YEARS AFTER SHE WAS REPORTED MISSING BY HER MOM.

POLICE SAY THE VICTIM WAS DRUGGED, KIDNAPPED. AND EVENTUALLY FORCED TO MARRY HER ALLEGED CAPTOR.

NBC'S MIKE TAIBBI HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


10 YR KIDNAPPING VICTIM-PKG


PKG --

It started in an apartment in Santa Ana.POLICE SAY a 15-year old girl just arrived from Mexico who told police that on that day her mother's boyfriend, Isidro Garcia, sexually assaulted her.

Her mother filed a missing persons report, but her daughter never returned home.,

"SHE SAYS SHE RAN AWAY TO THIS PARK WHERE GARCIA FOUND HER AND DRUGGED HER. SHE SAYS SHE THEN WOKE UP IN A LOCKED GARAGE WITH NO IDEA WHERE SHE WAS."

Garcia, she told police, controlled her with threats he'd have her deported.produced false identities for himself and for her.and used those IDs to land nightshift janitorial work for both of them.

"TELLS OUR VICTIM, THIS IS YOUR NEW NAME. THIS IS THE NAME YOU'LL BE USING. GET TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION."

She says she did try for her freedom.

"HE CHASED HER DOWN AND SHE WAS PHYSICALLY BEATEN FOR HER EFFORTS."

She says the years went by.and when they settled in this town 20 miles from Santa Ana, neighbors saw them as a couple.with Garcia clearly in charge.

"HE WOULDN'T REALLY LET HER GO OUTSIDE. SHE'D BE OUT FOR 5 MINUTES OR SO, THEN HE'D PULL HER IN."

Still, they posted photos and videos on social media.had a baby girl and posted her pictures too.part of what the police see as an aspect of Stockholm syndrome-- a curious bonding between victim and alleged abductor.

"THEY GET BRAINWASHED, THEY GET BOUGHT INTO THE PROGRAM."

It was a year ago that three young Cleveland women kidnapped as girls escaped the decade-long grasp of their kidnapper, Aerial Castro.

In this case, it was apparently social media that freed this victim. she found her sister on Facebook, and listened when her sister said.get away from this man, and go to the police!

SUPERS:

1.Mike Taibbi

NBC News

2.Corporal Anthony Bertagna

Santa Ana Police Dept.

3.Maribel Garcia

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10 YR KIDNAPPING VICTIM-OTS


THE VICTIM TOLD POLICE SHE AND GARCIA ACTUALLY GOT MARRIED YEARS AGO, ALBEIT WITH FALSE IDENTITIES AND WHILE SHE WAS STILL UNDERAGE.

GARCIA MAKES HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE LATER TODAY. AP-Right Now

Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment

KIDNAPPING VICTIM FOUND

Court appearance set for alleged CA captor

SANTA ANA, Calif. - A woman in California who says she was abducted a decade ago at the age of 15 by a man who forced her to marry him and who fathered her child says she's happy and blessed to be back with her family.

The woman told KABC-TV that she often thought about escaping, but that she was afraid of her abductor.

The suspect is expected to make a court appearance today near Los Angeles. Forty-one-year-old Isidro Garcia is jailed on suspicion of kidnapping, rape and related offenses.

Authorities say the woman, who's now 25 years old, contacted police after finding her sister on Facebook. Return to index of stories...


VA SCANDAL INVESTIGATION-trx, ots, vo


NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE EXPANDING VETERANS AFFAIRS SCANDAL.

26 V-A HOSPITALS ARE NOW ARE BEING INVESTIGATED FOR MISCONDUCT.

AS FOR THE V-A SECRETARY.

ERIC SHINSEKI, DOESN'T EXACTLY HAVE JOB SECURITY FOLLOWING THESE WORDS FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA.

THE PRESIDENT ORDERED A PRELIMINARY REPORT ON ALLEGATIONS HOSPITALS ADMINISTRATORS HID THE FACT THAT THEY ALL BUT FORGOT ABOUT PATIENTS WHO NEEDED TREATMENT.

AT ONE HOSPITAL ALONE, IN ARIZONA, AS MANY AS 40 PATIENTS DIED WHILE WAITING FOR CARE. Return to index of stories...


VA SCANDAL INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


S/ Rep. David Roe / Tennessee:18

"This has to be transparent, we have to be truthful and let me tell you what we're doing here is we're losing the trust of our veterans, me being on of them.."

THE HOUSE VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO SUBPOENA THREE TOP V-A OFFICIALS IF THEY DON'T ATTEND A VOLUNTARY HEARING ON MAY 28-TH.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS VOWED TO WORK TOGETHER - REGARDLESS OF PARTY - TO MAKE SURE ALL VETERANS ARE GETTING THE CARE THEY DESERVE. Return to index of stories...


FOX NEWS ANCHOR ARRESTED-OTS, VO


NBC-2 IS FINDING NEW DETAILS ABOUT A FOX NEWS ANCHOR.

ANCHOR GREGG JARRETT HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM JAIL.

HE WAS ARESTED AT MINNEAPOLIS--ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR REFUSING TO COOPERATE WITH POLICE.

OFFICIALS SAY THE 59 YEAR OLD APPEARED INTOXICATED, ACTING HOSTILE REFUSING TO FOLLOW THEIR ORDERS.

HE WAS BOOKED ION A PRELIMINARY CHARGE OF OBSTRUCTING THE LEGAL PROCESS BY INTERFERING WITH A PEACE OFFICER.

THE JAIL'S WEBSITE SHOWS THAT JARRETT POSTED $300 BOND AND WAS RELEASED EARLY THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


UNEMPLOYMENT APPS RISE-ONCAM, VO


THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE APPLYING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ROSE LAST WEEK.

IT'S STILL A LOW LEVEL SUGGESTING HIRING SHOULD REMAIN STEADY.

THE LABOR DEPARTMENT SAYS APPLICATIONS ROSE 28-THOUSAND TO A SEASONALLY ADJUSTED 326-THOUSAND.

THE INCREASE COMES AFTER APPLICATIONS FELL TWO WEEKS AGO TO THE LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 2007. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


AS THE WILDFIRE DANGER CALMS IN CALIFORNIA, CREWS ARE NOW HEADING TO ANOTHER STATE.

WE TAKE YOU TO THE SCENE OF THOUSANDS OF EVACUATIONS.

4500-ACRES BURNING IS ONLY THE BEGINNING.

"It was like a train. It sounded like a train just boom boom boom boom boom."

AND ICE POUNDING A NEIGHBORHOOD LEAVING UNBELIEVABLE DAMGE TO HOMES.

THAT'S NEXT AFTER THE BREAK. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) AZ WILDFIRES-VO


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TZ1 B) SEVERE HAIL-SOTVO


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WEATHER-STC


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


AZ WILDFIRES-TRX, ONCAM


CALMING FIRE CONDITIONS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HAVE FREED UP CREWS TO BATTLE A FAST GROWING FIRE IN ARIZONA.

RIGHT NOW HUNDREDS OF FIREFIGHTERS ARE HEADED TO SEDONA AND FLAGSTAFF TO BATTLE A BLAZE THAT HAS FORCED THOUSANDS FROM THEIR HOMES.

NBC'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


AZ WILDFIRES-PKG


FEEDING ON BONE DRY FOREST LAND.

EXPLOSIVE BECAUSE OF THE WIND.

IT'S CALLED THE "SLIDE FIRE", AND IT IS ON THE MOVE NEAR ARIZONA'S POPULAR SLIDE ROCK STATE PARK.

NATS FROM CHOPPER

THE BLAZE SHOOTING UP STEEP CANYON WALLS.

WITH PLENTY OF FUEL TO BURN.

BILL MORSE: "THE WINDS HAVE CONTINUED TO GROW AND PICK UP, AND IT'S REALLY PUSHING THIS SLIDE FIRE QUITE A BIT. THIS FIRE IS MOVING ON TWO FRONTS."

WITH EVACUATIONS ORDERED, 100 HOMES, CABINS, AND BUSINESSES ARE THREATENED.

NAT: "YOU NEED TO GRAB THAT PICTURE, SPRING."

THE HYDE FAMILY IS SCRAMBLING TO GET OUT, PACKING ONLY WHAT CAN FIT IN THEIR CAR.

SOT POP

MIGUEL ALMAGUER OFF CAM: "HOW SCARY IS IT?"

KHYDE: "ITS SCARY."

NEWLYWEDS NATHAN AND MICKELLA WESTERFIELD HAD TO EVACUATE QUICKLY, LEAVING THEIR CAMPING GEAR BEHIND.

THEY SPENT THEIR HONEYMOON IN A RED CROSS SHELTER.

NATHAN: "WE LITERALLY SPENT ALL OF OUR WEDDING MONEY BUYING NEW CAMPING GEAR AND STUFF LIKE THAT. AND THEN UH, NOT EVEN A DAY OLD. WE BOUGHT IT ALL LAST NIGHT."

WITH 200 FIREFIGHTERS ON THE GROUND AND 20 HOT SHOT TEAMS MOVING IN, THE BEST WAY TO HIT THIS FOREST FIRE IS FORM THE AIR.

NATS OF WATER DROP

THE STATE PARK WITH IT'S NATURAL STONE WATER SLIDES AND WINDING STREAMS IS NOW CLOSED.

THE FIRE FIGHT TO SAVE THIS MAJESTIC LAND WILL LIKELY GO THRU THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

SUPERS:

S/ Coconino County, Arizona

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ALASKA WILDFIRES-ONCAM, VO


MIGUEL ALMAGUER REPORTING.

RIGHT NOW. TWO LARGE WILDFIRES CONTINUE TO BURN IN CENTRAL ALASKA.

THE 44-THOUSAND ACRE BLAZE NOW COVERS A LARGE AREA BETWEEN THE SOLDOTNA AIRPORT AND KENAI NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE.

WHILE FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE TO PROTECT HOMES, THEY'RE ALSO TRYING TO KEEP THE FLAMES AWAY FROM THE BELUGA POWER PLANT, WHICH PROVIDES POWER TO ANCHORAGE.

AS OF WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THE FIRE WAS ABOUT FIVE MILES AWAY FROM THE PLANT.

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CO SEVERE HAIL DAMAGE-TRX, VOTOPS


FROM FIRE TO ICE.

HAIL AND STRONG WINDS LEFT HOMES SEVERELY DAMAGE IN DENVER COLORADO.

TAKE A LOOK.

LARGE PIECES OF HAIL.SHATTERED GLASS.AND DAMAGE HOMES.

IN AURORA THE HAIL WAS SEVREAL INCHES DEEP LOOKING MORE LIKE SNOW!

THE SEVERE WEATHER FORCED A GROUND-STOP AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

WHILE PLOWS WERE U SED TO REMOVE THE ICE FROM NEARBY BUSINESSES.

SEVERE STORMS TOUCHING OFF TORNADO WARNINGS, DROPPING HAIL AND FIERCE WINDS PELTED PARTS OF COLORADO TODAY.

IN AURORA. THE HAIL WAS SEVERAL INCHES DEEP. LOOKING MORE LIKE A LATE SPRING SNOW.

CARS WERE REPORTEDLY SLIPPING AND SLIDING ON I-70 IN AURORA.

THE SEVERE WEATHER FORCED A GROUND-STOP AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

AND PLOWS WERE USED TO REMOVE THE HAIL AT THE DICK SPORTING GOODS PARK IN COMMERCE CITY. WHERE THE COLORADO RAPIDS PRO-SOCCER TEAM PLAYS. Return to index of stories...


CO SEVERE HAIL DAMAGE-SOTVO, TAG


"First it started off nice and soft rain and then it started coming down with pee size hail. And then holy hell broke loose."

BUTTED TO

"Looks like the incredible hulk went crazy on it. I don't know ha ha ha."

METEOROLOGISTS SAY SIX TORNADOS TOUCHED DOWN IN EAST DENVER.

MORE STORMS ARE EXPECTED IN THE DAY AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT 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.MAINLY SUNNY AND WARM WITH MORE HUMIDITY ON THE WAY

One more mild morning underway for Southwest Florida this morning. Through the day, we'll still see mostly sunny skies, but the breezes will not be as strong as the have been lately. We expect winds from the east around 5 - 10 mph. Today those breeze will be light enough that we get the afternoon sea breeze to come ashore and cool the beaches in the late afternoon. There will just a bit more humidity today and humidity levels will be increasing for tomorrow on through the weekend. The highs today will reach into the mid and upper 80s at the beaches while inland areas reach into the lower 90s. For your weekend planning, we'll continue with highs in the lower 90s inland in the mid and upper 80s at the coastline, thanks to the sea breeze each afternoon.

The area of high pressure that has been firmly in place controlling our weather will loosen that control a bit through the weekend. That will allow for a few more clouds each day. By Sunday on into next week, it also allows for a stray shower to pop up. That best chance for rain will be aimed toward the inland areas on Sunday, and coverage will only be around 20%.

For your Memorial Day plans, we expect a rather typical Southwest Florida day for this time of year. It will be hot and humid with only an isolated chance for rain, mainly east of I-75. Return to index of stories...


CCI INMATE NAMES RELEASED-ONCAM, VO


WE NOW KNOW THE NAMES OF OFFICERS ON LEAVE AFTER AN INMATE DEATH IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

MATTHEW WALKER DIED INSIDE HIS CELL APRIL 11TH AT CHARLOTTE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION.

NBC-2 HAS BEEN PRESSING THE STATE FOR ANSWERS FOR A MONTH AND A HALF.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS CONFIRMS NINE EMPLOYEES ARE ON LEAVE.

THE LIST INCLUDES FIVE SERGEANTS AND FOUR CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS.

THIS STATE HASN'T RELEASED THE RESULTS OF THEIR INVESTIGATION SHOWING HOW MATTHEW WALKER DIED. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASIONS LATEST-ONCAM, SS(2)


NBC-2 IS TRACKING THOSE SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR A STRING OF VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS IN ORANGE AND COLLIER COUNTIES.

WE'VE LEARNED THOSE FOUR PEOPLE SUSPECTS WILL STAY IN JAIL DESPITE POSTING BOND.

JOHNATHAN CONTRERAS APPEARED BEFORE A JUDGE IN ORLANDO.

THE IMMOKALEE MAN WAS ARRESTED LAST WEEK FOR TWO HOME INVSAIONS IN ORANGE COUNTY.

BUT INVESTIGATORS THINK HIM AND THREE ACCOMPLISES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COLLIER BREAK INS TOO.

CONTRERAS COULD NOT SHOW PROOF OF WHERE HIS BOND MONEY CAME FROM SO A JUDGE SAID HE'LL STAY IN JAIL.

THESE ARE THE THREE OTHER MEN ARRESTED. INCLUDING CONTRERAS FATHER. Return to index of stories...


BONITA DRUG TESTING-TRX, VOTOPS


A STORY N-B-C-2 IS FOLLOWING VERY CLOSELY.

SHOULD BONITA CITY LEADERS DRUG TEST THEMSELVES?

BONITA SPRINGS CITY LEADERS JUST VOTED AGAINST A PROPOSAL.

IT WOULD HAVE MADE THE CITY COUNCIL GET TESTED TWICE A YEAR FOR DRUGS.

THE MAJORITY CALLING IT UNNECESSARY.

COUNCIL MEMBER STEVE MCINTOSH THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA CITING FORMER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL AND STATE REP. DANE EAGLE'S RUN INS WITH THE LAW. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL MAYORAL FIGHT-ONCAM, VO


FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN SAYS HE IS NOT GIVING UP JUST YET.

NBC-2 FOUND HE HIRED A NEW ATTORNEY. AFTER HIS LAST ONE. BOWED OUT

SULLIVAN CLAIMS HE LOST THE RACE TO MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI. BECAUSE OF A BROKEN ELECTION SYSTEM.

SAWICKI SAYS SHE'S WILLING TO SIT DOWN WITH SULLIVAN. TO TRY AND RESOLVE THIS. Return to index of stories...


LEE ELECTIONS POLL WORKERS-ONCAM, CG


THE LEE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE IS IN NEED OF POLL WORKERS.

ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE BILINGUAL. TO HELP WITH THE AUGUST 26TH PRIMARY.

AND NOVEMBER 4TH GENERAL ELECTIONS.

OPEN ORIENTATION CLASSES ARE ON THURSDAYS AT 3 PM. THROUGH JULY.

THEY'RE AT THE LEE COUNTY ELECTIONS CENTER IN FORT MYERS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PAID JOB. HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE NBC DASH 2 DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES MANATEE SPEED ZONE-ONCAM, VO


NBC-2 HAS NEW INFORMATION ON MANATEE ZONES.

A NAPLES CITY COUNCILMAN PUSHED BACK THE VOTE WEDNESDAY -- FOR NEW MANATEE PROTECTION ZONES IN DOCTORS PASS AND MOORINGS BAY.

DOUG FINLAY WANTS INPUT FROM A RETIRED FLORIDA WILDLIFE ATTORNEY BEFORE MOVING FORWARD.

THE NEW RULES PUT CITY-SET SPEED ZONES ON THE WATER, TO PROTECT SEA COWS.

SOME CAPTAINS SAY IT WILL HURT THEIR BUSINESS.

THE COUNCIL VOTED TO PUSH THE ISSUE TO JUNE 4TH. Return to index of stories...


COMMANDO SPECIAL OPS-TRX, VOTOPS


A SPECTACULAR SHOW OF FIRE POWER AND MILITARY TACTICS IN TAMPA THIS WEEK.

SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIERS HELD A PRACTICE DRILL FOR WHEN DISASTER STRIKES.

THE TROOPS PLAYED OUT A HOSTAGE-TAKING SITUATION, EVENTUALLY GETTING INTO A FIRE FIGHT WITH THE "BAD GUYS."

A SPECIAL FORCES TEAM MEMBER, SAID IT'S ALL ABOUT COORDINATION. Return to index of stories...


COMMANDO SPECIAL OPS-SOTVO,


"Really what it comes down to is the timing and coordination especially when using aircraft assets and boat assets to include individualist that are maneuvering or moving via their own power, so keeping that coordination and making sure that individuals hit their key marks or assault different objectives at the same time really is the key."

THE IMPRESSIVE DEMO WAS PART OF A SPECIAL FORCES CONFERENCE GOING ON IN TAMPA.

WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM 84 NATIONS IN ATTENDANCE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-TRX, VOTOPS


FUN IN THE SUN FOR ONE FLORIDA FAMILY TAKES A NEW TURN.

NBC-2 HAS THE ALARMING VIDEO.OF CHILDREN TRYING ESCAPE A POOL AS IT BECOMES ELECTRICALLY CHARGED.

WE HAVE THE STORY AFTER THE BREAK. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) SHOCKED IN POOL-VO


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FL SHOCKED IN A POOL-TRX, VO IN PLASMA


A DAY AT THE POOL TURNS INTO A TERRMATIC experience.

TWO CHILDREN SCHOCKED WHILE SWIMMIN IN A SOUTH FLORIDA POOL.

THE INCIDENT IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

AS BY STANDERS JUMP IN THE POOL TO SAVE THEM.

STEVE LITZ REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


FL SHOCKED IN A POOL-PKG


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SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAPTURES SOME FRIGHTENING MOMENTS IN A POOL AT A HIALEAH CONDOMINIUM. THE GIRL IN THE HIGHLIGHTED AREA TOUCHES THE METAL RAIL AND IS SHOCKED. A MAN QUICKLY DRAGS HER OUT OF THE WATER. A SECOND CHILD ALSO SHOCKED IS STILL IN THE POOL. ANOTHER MAN RUNS OVER AND PULLS HIM OUT TOO.

THEY ARE BROTHER AND SISTER AND THANKFULLY SURVIVED THE JOLT.

"The incident happened last month at the Palm West Gardens Condo. Investigators say the wiring connected to the underwater light was faulty and that's what energized the pool."

RESIDENT DENISE CARDONNE IS NOT A BIG SWIMMER. BUT.

"Yeah even if they fix it and stuff, no I wouldn't. You just don't trust the pool? No"

TAKE ANOTHER LOOK THE GIRL SEEMS TO BE LIMP AS SHE IS DRAGGED OUT OF THE WATER. FIFTEEN SECONDS LATER, THE BOY, ALSO APPEARING UNCONSCIOUS IS PULLED OUT AS WELL.

OFFICIALS DRAINED THE POOL IN ORDER TO GET TO LIGHT AND CONDUCT THEIR INVESTIGATION. ITS BEEN CLOSED SINCE THEN. NO WORD ON IF OR WHEN IT WILL REOPEN. Return to index of stories...


CONSERVANCY MILITARY-ONCAM, SS


IN HONOR OF MEMORIAL DAY,

THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HONORS OUR NATION'S VETERANS WITH FREE ADMISSION STARTING TODAY AND THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND.

THE NATURE CENTER IN NAPLES, RIGHT NEXT TO THE ZOO, IS CLOSED ON SUNDAYS.

JUST BRING A VALID MILITARY I-D AND YOU CAN ENJOY THE CONERVANCY'S $20 MILLION RENOVATIONS. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE FORECAST-ONCAM, VO


FEDERAL FORECASTERS ARE EXPECTING A SLOW HURRICANE SEASON THIS YEAR.

IN THE DAY AHEAD.

THE NATIONAL OCEANIC ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION WILL RELEASE A NEW OUTLOOK FOR THE 6 MONTH STORM SEASON.

LAST YEAR THERE WERE 13 NAMED STORMS AND JUST TWO HURRICANES.

BOTH A CATEROGRY ONE.

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY FORCAST NINE NAMED STORMS WITH THREE EXPECTED TO BECOME HURRICANES.

AND ONE MAJOR STORM

HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS JUNE 1ST. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2 SHOT


NEW AT NOON.

NBC-2 IS LEARNING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBERS.

JUST RELEASED DOCUMENTS SHOWING HOW THEY PLANNED THE ATTACK AND WHAT ITEMS THEY USED.

AND AHEAD AT 12-30. SEE HOW THE WHITE HOUSE IS RESPONDING TO THE VETERAN'S AFFAIRS INVESTIGATION.

NOW EXPANDING TO MORE FACILITIES.

BUT FIRST -- HERE'S A LOOK AT WHAT'S COMING UP TODAY AT 3 O'CLOCK ON DR. OZ---

--VO SCRIPT--

THE ACCUSED BOSTON MARATHON BOMBERS USED CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND MODEL-CAR PARTS TO MAKE THE EXPLOSIVES.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS OBTAINED BY C-N-N.

PROSECUTORS ALSO OUTLINE HOW THEY BELIEVE DZHOKHAR AND TAMERLAN TSARNAEV GOT THE FUEL FOR THE BOMBS. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) BOSTON MARATHON-VO


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TZ3 B) VA SCANDAL-VOTOPS


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DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS


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OPEN 12:30-CLIP


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NEW BOSTON MARATHON DOCUMENTS-TC MON


NEW FEDERAL DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN RELEASED FROM THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING.

THEY INCLUDE NOTES THAT SUSPECT JOHAR TSARNAEV ALLEGEDLY WROTE WHILE HIDING IN A BOAT.

JENNIFER EGAN REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


NEW BOSTON MARATHON DOCUMENTS-PKG


AFTER JAHAR TSARNAEV EMERGED FROM THIS BOAT IN WATERTOWN.INVESTIGATORS GOT THEIR FIRST LOOK AT WHAT HE WROTE INSIDE. TSARNAEV'S WORDS ARE REVEALED IN NEW COURT DOCUMENTS FILED BY THE US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.

THE ACCUSED BOMBER WROTE HE WAS JEALOUS OF HIS DEAD BROTHER TAMERLAN."I do not mourn because his soul is very much alive. God has a plan for each person. Mine was to hide in this boat and shed some light on our actions."

TSARNAEV WENT ON TO WRITE ".we Muslims are one body, you hurt one you hurt us all.know you are fighting men who look into the barrel of your gun and see heaven, now how can you compete with that."

IN THE COURT DOCUMENTS.THE US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE ASKED THE JUDGE TO DENY TSARNAEV'S MOTION TO DECLARE THE DEATH PENALTY UNCONSTITUTIONAL. THE GOVERNMENT ALSO ARGUES STATEMENTS TSARNAEV MADE TO TWO AGENTS FROM HIS HOSPITAL BED *SHOULD* BE ALLOWED IN COURT.

THEY CITED A PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERN.IN PART BECAUSE "Of the two remote-control detonators used during the Marathon bombings, only one was recovered, suggesting that the Tsarnaevs had retained the other one for possible use with additional bombs."

THE BOMBS.PRESSURE COOKERS RIGGED WITH "improvised fuses made from Christmas lights.and remote control detonators fashioned from model car parts." WERE SOPHISTICATED ENOUGH TO CREATE CONCERN THE TSARNAEVS HAD HELP FROM A TERRORIST GROUP.

WHILE PROSECUTORS ADMIT TSARNAEV'S REPEATED REQUESTS FOR AN ATTORNEY WEREN'T MET. THEY SAY THEIR QUESTIONING WASN'T COERCIVE AND THAT AGENTS ".took steps to increase his comfort, such as removing his handcuff every time they entered the room, adjusting his pillows as needed." Return to index of stories...


10 YR KIDNAPPING VICTIM-TRX, ONCAM, VO


A MAN ACCUSED OF HOLDING A WOMAN CAPTIVE FOR 10 YEARS IS HEADED TO COURT.

41 YEAR OLD ISIDRO GARCIA WAS ARRESTED WEDNESDAY FOR SUSPECTED OF KIDNAPPING A GIRL BACK IN 2007.

THE GIRL WAS JUST 15-YEARS-OLD WHEN INVESTIGATORS SAY GARCIA TOOK HER AND FORCED HER TO MARRY HIM.

THEY SAY HE RAPED HER AND SHE GAVE BIRTH TO A CHILD IN 2012.

ACCORDING TO OFFICERS SHE NEVER TRIED TO ESCAPE BECAUSE SHE ENDURED SERIOUS PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE. Return to index of stories...


10 YR KIDNAPPING VICTIM-SOTVO


"He told her then, you can't go home. You're here illegally, you don't speak the language, your mom has called the police. They will send you back.".

AUTHORITIES SAY THE WOMAN, WHO'S NOW 25 YEARS OLD, CONTACTED POLICE AFTER FINDING HER SISTER ON FACEBOOK.

GARCIA IS BEING HELD ON A MILLION DOLLARS BOND. Return to index of stories...


NIGERIA GIRLS-OTS, SOTVO


NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SEARCH TO FIND MORE THAN 200 KIDNAPPED SCHOOL GIRLS IN NIGERA.

U-S LEADERS ARE STEPPING UP THEIR EFFORT.

So I want someone, I don't see why that once we get these girls free, I'mma tell, if it's from me, I want drones! I want something, 'cause they don't belong on this earth!

U-S AIRCRAFT AND DRONES CARRYING CAMERAS ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR THE GIRLS.

EIGHTY U-S MILITARY PERSONNEL HAVE BEEN SENT TO SEARCH.

MILITARY TEAMS FROM BRITAIN, FRANCE, SPAIN AND ISRAEL HAVE ALSO JOINED IN.

TRADITIONAL HUNTERS HAVE GATHERED IN NORTHEAST NIGERIA EAGER TO HELP FIND NEARLY 300 GIRLS ABDUCTED BY ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS.

THEIR COMMANDER SAID THEY HAD GATHERED FOR ONE MISSION: TO RESCUE THE KIDNAPPED GIRLS.

AROUND 500 HUNTERS SAY THEY'VE BEEN SPECIALLY SELECTED BY THEIR PEERS FOR THEIR SPIRITUAL HUNTING SKILLS AND HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR TWO WEEKS FOR BACKING FROM THE MILITARY.

THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT'S FAILURE TO RESCUE THE GIRLS SPARKED OUTRAGE IN NIGERIA AND ABROAD.

UNITED STATES AIRCRAFT AND DRONES CARRYING CAMERAS HAVE LOOKING FOR THE GIRLS.

MILITARY TEAMS FROM THE U-S, BRITAIN, FRANCE, SPAIN AND ISRAEL HAVE ALSO JOINED THE SEARCH.

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HAPPY BY PHARREL PROTESTS-ONCAM, SOTVO, CG, TAG


A STORY GRABBING WORLDWIDE ATTENTION.

SIX PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN IRAN AFTER TAKING PART IN A MUSIC VIDEO.

THE HOME-MADE YOU-TUBE VIDEO SHOWED THE GROUP DANCING TO THE PHARRELL WILLIAMS SONG "HAPPY."

youtube iranian "happy" music video

THE IRANIAN POLICE CALL IT OBSCENE

THE GROUP POSTED -QUOTE- "HAPPY" WAS AN EXCUSE TO BE HAPPY."

"WE ENJOYED EVERY SECOND OF MAKING IT."

THE TEENS ALSO SAID THEY WERE MISLED BY THE VIDEO'S PRODUCER AND THOUGHT IT WAS A PRIVATE AUDITION VIDEO.

PHARRELL WILLIAMS POSTED ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE QUOTE " IT'S BEYOND SAD THAT THESE KIDS WERE ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO SPREAD HAPPINESS."

AND A TWEET ON IRAN'S PRESIDENT'S TWITTER ACCOUNT SAID 'HAPPINESS IS OUR PEOPLE'S RIGHT. WE SHOULDN'T BE TOO HARD ON BEHAVIORS CAUSED BY JOY."

WHETHER THAT TWEET HELPED PERSUADE AUTHORITIES TO RELEASE THE GROUP ON BAIL IS NOT CLEAR. Return to index of stories...


VA SCANDAL UPDATE-TRX, SOTVO, 2 SHOT


If these allegations prove to be true it is dishonorable. It is disgraceful. And I will not tolerate it. Period.

A DAY AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA SPEAKS OUT OVER THE VA SCANDAL.

HIS POINT MAN IS HEADING TO PHOENIX TO FIX THE PROBLEM

THE VETERANS AFFAIRS INVESTIGATION HAS NOW EXPANDED TO 26 FACILITIES.

THERE'S LOTS OF ACTION IN WASHINGTON.

AS LAWMAKERS TRY TO NAIL DOWN WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIDING A BACKLOG OF APPOINTMENT REQUESTS.

TRACIE POTTS HAS THE LATEST FROM WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


VA SCANDAL UPDATE-PKG


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TODAY. A HOUSE COMMITTEE CONSIDERS GIVING THE V-A'S INSPECTOR GENERAL FIVE MILLION DOLLARS TO INVESTIGATE WHETHER EMPLOYEES COOKED THE BOOKS.

THAT SAME COMMITTEE MAY DISCUSS PUTTING A HOLD ON BONUSES AT THE V-A:

Montana

"This is common sense. If you fail to do your job and fail the men and women you serve you shouldn't be getting bonuses -- you should be held accountable."

ON TUESDAY, THE HOUSE OVERWHELMING PASSED A BILL THAT MAKES IT EASIER TO FIRE TOP MANAGERS AT THE V-A.

WITH HIS DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF ON THE GROUND IN PHOENIX TODAY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS PROMISING PUNISHMENT IF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL'S REPORT FINDS WRONGDOING.

Kansas

"The President is mad. and we're going to wait to see the results of another report?!"

South Dakota

"Tough words aren't enough when it comes to this issue. We need action!"

THE PRESIDENT SUGGESTED EVEN V-A SECRETARY ERIC SHINSEKI'S JOB COULD BE AT RISK:

"If he does not think he can do a good job on this and if he thinks he has let our veterans down, then I'm sure that he is not going to be interested in continuing to serve."

SHINSEKI MAKES HIS THIRD TRIP TO CAPITOL HILL TODAY. WHERE LAWMAKERS COMPLAIN HIS AIDES AREN'T TURNING OVER PAPERWORK FAST ENOUGH.

IF THREE TOP OFFICIALS DON'T SHOW FOR A MEETING THIS MORNING, A HOUSE COMMITTEE PLANS TO SUBPOENA THEM.

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


VA SCANDAL UPDATE-TAG


TRACIE POTTS REPORTING.

WE'VE ALSO LEARNED THAT THE HEAD OF THE PHOENIX V-A WHO'S ON LEAVE GOT A PERFORMANCE AWARD LAST YEAR.

THE V-A SAYS IT WAS AN ADMINISTRATIVE ERROR. THAT AWARD'S BEEN REVOKED. Return to index of stories...


CONGRESS MIDTERMS-TRX, OTS


NEW AT NOON.

A NEW POLL SHOWS THAT HALF OF AMERICANS DON'T CARE WHO CONTROLS CONGRESS.

ABOUT HALF OF REPUBLICANS SURVEYED SAY IT "DOESN'T MATTER" WHO'S RUNNING CONGRESS.

AND ONLY ABOUT 37 PERCENT OF DEMOCRATS PREFER DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP.

BUT 90 PERCENT OF REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS POLLED SAY THEY'RE FED UP WITH BOTH PARTIES, AND DISAPPROVE OF CONGRESS Return to index of stories...


CONGRESS WATER PROJECTS-ONCAM, VO


CONGRESS IS ON THE CUSP OF PASSING ITS FIRST INFRASTRUCTURE BILL OF THE YEAR.

IN THE DAY AHEAD THE SENATE IS EXPECTED TO VOTE ON A MORE-THAN-$12 BILLION WATER RESOURCES BILL THAT AUTHORIZES 34 WATER PROJECTS.

AFTER MORE THAN SIX MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS, THE HOUSE VOTED ON THE MEASURE TUESDAY, APPROVING IT 412-4.

THE SENATE WILL NOW HAVE ITS VOTE, POTENTIALLY SENDING A BILL TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA THAT SUPPORTERS SAY WILL CREATE JOBS AND PROVIDE NEEDED INVESTMENT IN THE NATION'S WATERWAYS. Return to index of stories...


NSA SURVEILLANCE-ON CAM


THE HOUSE HAS PASSED A NEW LEGISLATION THAT WILL PUT AN END TO THE NSA'S COLLECTION OF PHONE RECORDS.

UNDER THE BILL, THE NSA WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOCKPILE THE INFORMATION BUT PHONE COMPANIES WOULD BE REQUIRED TO.

THE BILL IS A COMPROMISE, SO SOME CIVIL LIBERTIES ACTIVISTS ARE NOT HAPPY.

THE NSA'S PHONE TAPPING PRACTICES WERE REVEALED BY FORMER AGENCY CONTRACTOR EDWARD SNOWDEN. Return to index of stories...


NY SCHOOL BUSES COLLIDE-ONCAM, VO


A COLLISION BETWEEN TWO SCHOOL BUSES IN NEW YORK IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

TAKE A LOOK.

ONE OF THE BUSES. SPEEDS THROUGH A STOP SIGN.T-BONING THE OTHER BUS!

A DAYCARE NEAR THE INTERSECTION CAUGHT THE WHOLE INCIDENT ON SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS.

OFFICIALS SAY ONE GIRL WAS ABOARD THE BUS. WITH ONLY BUMPS AND BRUISES.

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NY SCHOOL BUSES COLLIDE-SOTVO


""She was bleeding and everything and I just carried her and put her outside."

BUTTED TO

One of them went to yell at the other driver. She was nervous. She was all over the place."

OFFICIALS SAY ALCOHOL AND DRUGS HAVE BEEN RULED OUT AS A FACTOR.

THE BUS DRIVER IS NOW ON LEAVE. Return to index of stories...


NY: STUDENTS TRY TO POISON TEACHER-VOTOPS


A DISTURBING CRIME OUT OF NEW YORK --

POLICE SAY TWO FOURTH GRADE BOYS TRIED TO POISON THEIR 62-YEAR-OLD TEACHER WITH RAT POISION!

THE BOYS WERE ARRESTED, AND CHARGED AS JUVENILES.

ONE IS 9 YEARS OLD, THE OTHER 12, BOTH IN THE SAME CLASS.

WE'RE TOLD THE VICTIM WENT TO POLICE AFTER TWO OTHER STUDENTS TOLD THEIR PARENTS THEY SAW THE BOYS SPIKE THEIR TEACHER'S DRINK.

THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SAYS SAFETY IS A PRIORITY AND PROMISES TO INVESTIGATE. Return to index of stories...


POT BROWNIE CHARGES-ONCAM, SOTVO


DOES THE PUNISHMENT FIT THE CRIME??

A TEXAS TEENAGER IS FACING LIFE IN PRISON FOR LACING BROWNIES WITH POT.

Reporter: "Do you believe your son is guilty?"

S/ Joe Lavoro/ Father:41 -:46

"No, I don't believe he's guilty to the point of this.I don't."

SUPPORTERS ARE NOW BEHIND HIM.

CREATING A FACBOOK PAGE WITH A FUND WHERE MORE THAN 4 THOUSAND DOLLARS HAS BEEN DONATED TO HELP WITH EXPENSES.

INCLUDING THE 3 THOUSAND DOLLARS IT COST TO BAIL JACOB OUT OF JAIL. Return to index of stories...


POT BROWNIE CHARGES-SOTVO


S/ Jacob Lavoro/ Facing life in prison:08 -:20

"From the spokes up I wanna design bikes and if it comes out to be a 1st degree felony.chances of me being able to succeed with my goals are slim."

THE ASSISTANT D-A IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY RELEASED A STATEMENT THAT READS.

"IN TEXAS, POSSESSION OF T-H-C OIL IS ILLEGAL, WHETHER IT IS SITTING IN A TINY JAR ON THE SHELF OR BAKED INTO AN BIG BATCH OF BROWNIES, IT IS ILLEGAL- PERIOD.

UNLESS THE LAW CHANGES, WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROSECUTE SUCH CASES." Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRX VOTOPS


A NEW PUSH FOR AIRLINES TO SPELL OUT EXTRA FEES WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLANE TICKETS.

WHY THE INDUSTRY IS FIGHTING THE ISSUE.

"They are drawn to it and they chew and eat it and get sick quick. And unfortunately it can be fatal."

ONE OF FLORIDAS FAVORITE TREES COULD BE POISIONOUS TO YOUR PETS.

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE AND HOW TO PREVENT A DEADLY MISTAKE. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A) ARILINE PASSENGER RIGHTS-VOTOPS


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TZ4 B) DEADLY PALM TREES-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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AIRLINE PASSENGER RIGHTS-2 SHOT-PUSH


AIRLINES AND TRAVEL SITES COULD SOON BE REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE FEES FOR BASIC ITEMS WHEN YOU HEAD TO THE AIRPORT.

FROM BAGGAGE FEES, ASSIGNED SEATS, AND CARRY ON BAGS.

THIS COMES AS AIRLINES LOBBY CONGRESS FOR APPROVAL TO ADVERTISE AIRFARES WITHOUT MENTIONING SEPARATE FEES.

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


AIRLINE PASSENGER RIGHTS-PKG


TALK TO AIRLINE PASSENGERS AT CHICAGO O'HARE, THEY'LL TELL YOU WHAT THEY DON'T LIKE ABOUT FLYING THESE DAYS:

SOT / O'HARE MOS: "WHEN YOU GET DUPED INTO FEELING LIKE IT NEVER ENDS WITH ALL THE FEES AND ALL THE COSTS."

SOT / O'HARE MOS: "THEY NICKEL AND DIME YOU AND CHARGE YOU FOR EVERYTHING."

IT'S ALSO A TOP COMPLAINT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, WHICH TODAY PROPOSED NEW RULES TO GIVE AIRLINE PASSENGERS A BETTER IDEA OF HOW MUCH THEIR TRIP WILL REALLY COST:

AMONG THE NEW RULES:

-AIRLINES WOULD BE REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE UP-FRONT, ANY EXTRA CHARGES:

INCLUDING FEES FOR CHECKED LUGGAGE, CARRY-ON BAGS, EARLY BOARDING AND SEAT SELECTION.

-THEY'D HAVE TO DISCLOSE WHETHER A PARTNER AIRLINE IS ACTUALLY FLYING THE ROUTE.

-ALSO, ALLOW PASSENGERS TO CANCEL A RESERVATION WITHIN 24-HOURS OF MAKING IT - WITHOUT PENALTY, IF THE FLIGHT IS STILL AT LEAST A WEEK AWAY.

STANDUP / TOM COSTELLO AT REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT: "AND FOR THE FIRST TIME, ON-LINE BOOKING SITES WOULD ALSO BE TREATED AS TICKET AGENTS, REQUIRING THEM TO ALSO DISCLOSE ALL OF THEIR FEES UP-FRONT."

ANTHONY FOXX/SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION: "PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. THEY UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN THEY ARE ARMED WITH THE INFORMATION, THAT THEY CAN USE THE INFORMATION IN ORDER TO MAKE GOOD CHOICES FOR THEMSELVES."

BUT THE CEO OF FARECOMPARE.COM SAYS ALL OF THAT DATA FROM HUNDREDS OF AIRLINES WORLD-WIDE WOULD MAKE HIS SITE UNMANAGABLE.

RICK SENEY/FARECOMPARE.COM: "IF I START TO ADD THAT KIND OF CONTENT ON EVERY PRICE WHEN I DO A QUOTE ON MY PHONE, I'LL BE SCROLLING WITH CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME IN LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES."

THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY IS ALREADY FIGHTING EXISTING RULES REQUIRING THEM TO DISCLOSE FEES AND TAXES.

TODAY, IT SAID EVEN MORE RULES WOULD "FORCE AIRLINES TO PASS ON THE ADDITIONAL COSTS TO CUSTOMERS." Return to index of stories...


EBAY CUSTOMERS HACKED-TRX, ONCAM, VO


TOM COSTELLO REPORTING.

AN NBC-2 CONSUMER ALERT.

A HEADS UP IF YOUR ONE OF THE MILLION OF PEOPLE WHO BUY OR SELL THINGS ON EBAY.

THE COMPANY IS URGING YOU TO CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD.

THE ONLINE RETAILER SAYS THEY HAVE EVIDENCE OF A CYBERATTACK.

THE BREACH HAPPENED IN LATE FEBRUARY BUT WAS ONLY JUST DISCOVERED THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


EBAY CUSTOMERS HACKED-SOTVO


RASCH: "we're now racing to have people change their passwords before the bad guys can use 'em."

BUTTED TO

SARAH DIETZE: "a lot of my information is connected to ebay. whether it's your paypal, your credit card, your home address, there's a lot to be concerned about."

EBAY SAYS THERE'S NO SIGN THAT ANY FINANCIAL OR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION WAS STOLEM.

BUT THEY ARE INVESTIGATING.

EBAY OWNS ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SERVICE PAYPAL, BUT THEY SAY THOSE ACCOUNTS WERE NOT AFFECTED. SOT / MARK RASCH, FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR Return to index of stories...


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FIRST ALERT 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.

One more mild morning underway for Southwest Florida this morning. Through the day, we'll still see mostly sunny skies, but the breezes will not be as strong as the have been lately. We expect winds from the east around 5 - 10 mph. Today those breeze will be light enough that we get the afternoon sea breeze to come ashore and cool the beaches in the late afternoon. There will just a bit more humidity today and humidity levels will be increasing for tomorrow on through the weekend. The highs today will reach into the mid and upper 80s at the beaches while inland areas reach into the lower 90s. For your weekend planning, we'll continue with highs in the lower 90s inland in the mid and upper 80s at the coastline, thanks to the sea breeze each afternoon.

The area of high pressure that has been firmly in place controlling our weather will loosen that control a bit through the weekend. That will allow for a few more clouds each day. By Sunday on into next week, it also allows for a stray shower to pop up. That best chance for rain will be aimed toward the inland areas on Sunday, and coverage will only be around 20%.

For your Memorial Day plans, we expect a rather typical Southwest Florida day for this time of year. It will be hot and humid with only an isolated chance for rain, mainly east of I-75. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY PALM TREES-2 SHOT


A CERTAIN TYPE OF PALM TREE POPULAR IN FLORIDA CAN BE DEADLY FOR YOUR PET, PARTICULARLY DOGS.

ANDREW CAPASSO SHARES THIS WARNING ABOUT THE BEAUTIFUL BUT TOXIC PLANT. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY PALM TREES-PKG


DORY, A SEVEN MONTH OLD BOSTON TERRIER IS BACK TO RUNNING AROUND AND GETTING INTO EVERYTHING SHE CAN FIND.

JUST DAYS AGO THOUGH, SHE WAS IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM AFTER SHE SWALLOWED PART OF A SAGO PALM.

"They are drawn to it and they chew and eat it and get sick quick. And unfortunately it can be fatal."

"Dr. Wilson says what attracts dogs to the sago palm tree is the taste. And the whole thing from the roots all the way through the leaves all taste very well but are very deadly. But he says the most dangerous and deadly part is the seed."

THE SYMPTOMS IN MOST DOGS ARE VOMITING AND DIARRHEA. WILSON SAYS ABOUT 30 PERCENT OF DOGS WHO SWALLOW ANY PART OF THE SAGO PALM - DIE.

"Eventually it leads to liver failure."

ACCORDING TO WILSON, JUST BECAUSE DOGS DON'T SHOW SYMPTOMS AFTER EATING THE PLANT IT DOESN'T MEAN THEIR OUT OF THE WOODS.

"Sometimes it can take up to 24 hours for the lab work to be abnormal."

TREATMENT AND LAB WORK THAT CAN CONTINUE FOR DAYS, EVEN WEEKS, JUST LIKE IN DORY'S CASE.

"It's a big deal."

SUPERS:

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DEADLY PALM TREES-TAG


IF YOU HAVE A DOG AND LIVE NEAR SAGO PALMS, EXPERTS SUGGEST REMOVING THE TREES OR FENCING IT OFF TO KEEP YOUR PET AWAY. Return to index of stories...


AMERICAN EAGLE-OTS


NEW TODAY.

TEEN CLOTHING RETAILER AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS IS HAVING ITS WINGS CLIPPED.

WE'VE LEARNED THE CHAIN PLANS TO CLOSE AT LEAST 150 STORES.

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF THAT INCLUDES ANY STORES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ITS PROFITS ARE PLUNGING. BECAUSE OF INTENSE PRICE COMPETITION AND LESS FOOT TRAFFIC IN MALLS. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK LONLINESS-OTS


FACEBOOK WANTS YOUR FRIENDS TO KNOW WHICH T-V SHOWS YOU'RE WATCHING AND

WHICH SONGS YOU'RE LISTENING TO.

AN OPTIONAL NEW FEATURE CAN IDENTIFY WHAT'S PLAYING IN THE BACKGROUND. AND INSERTS THAT INFORMATION RIGHT INTO YOUR POST! Return to index of stories...


TEXAS TOP GROWING STATE-TRX, ONCAM, CG


EVERYTHING IS GETTING BIGGER IN TEXAS.

A RECENT CENSUS REPORT SHOWS THAT THREE OF THE THE NATION'S FIVE FASTEST GROWING CITIES ARE IN TEXAS!

SAN MARCOS. FRISCO. AND CEDAR PARK. TOOK THE NUMBER 1, 2 AND 4 SPOT.

THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR THAT SAN MARCOS HAS TOPPED THE LIST.

THE OTHER TWO FAST GROWING CITIES WERE IN UTAH. SOUTH JORDAN AT NUMBER 3 AND LEHI AT NUMBER 5. Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT SHOW ORLANDO-ONCAM, VO


THIS IS EXCITING!

THE TONIGHT SHOW IS COMING TO FLORIDA.

YOU CAN WATCH JIMMY FALLON RECORD HIS SHOWS AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT, JUNE 16TH THROUGH THE 19TH.

SCHEDULED GUESTS INCLUDE JENNIFER LOPEZ, PITBULL AND TRACY MORGAN.

TICKETS ARE FREE.

THEY'RE GOING ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.

YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHOW ON OUR WEBSITE NBC-2.COM. CLICK ON NEWSLINKS Return to index of stories...


LAST COMIC STANDING-ONCAM, SOTV


HAPPENING TONIGHT RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2.

AMERICA'S MOST COMPELLING COMEDY COMPETITION, NBC'S EMMY-NOMINATED SERIES "LAST COMIC STANDING" RETURNS.

STARRING THREE NEW CELEBRITY JUDGES - COMEDY ICONS ROSEANNE BARR, KEENEN IVORY WAYANS AND INTERNATIONAL COMIC SENSATION RUSSELL PETERS.

SOT KEENEN IVORY WAYANS / JUDGE, "LAST COMIC STANDING"

The person that's going to win is going to be original, personable. Somebody who has a star quality about them. I think in order to win this, you gotta stand out

THE FUNNIEST OF ALL WILL TAKE THE COVETED TITLE OF "LAST COMIC STANDING," WINNING A PRIZE PACKAGE THAT INCLUDES AN NBC TALENT DEAL AND A HALF-HOUR SCRIPTED PROJECT TO BE DEVELOPED BY UNIVERSAL TELEVISION.

IT PREMIERS AT 9:00 O'CLOCK TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


WORLD MUSIC AWARDS-TRX, NATSVO, ONCAM


La vida buena

Buena vida

Everyone across the world

Man, and woman, boy and girl

A BIG HONOR FOR RICKY MARTIN.

HE WILL TAKE HOME THE LATIN LEGEND AWARD AT THE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS.

SUPERSTARS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE.

WILL ROCK OUT IN MONTE CARLO NEXT WEEK FOR THE INTERNATIONAL AWARD SHOW.

RICKY MARTIN ALONG WITH MILEY CYRUS, MARIAH CAREY AND FALL OUT BOY ARE JUST A FEW SET TO PERFORM.

YOU CAN CATCH THE AWARD SHOW NEXT WEDNESDAY AT 8 RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


ITS POLITICS VERSUS FOOTBALL.

THERE IS NEW PRESSURE MOUNTING FOR THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS TO CHANGE ITS NAME.

FIRST AT FOUR WE'LL SHOW YOU WHICH FLORIDA POLITICIAN IS NOW JOINING THE FIGHT.

PLUS GENERAL MOTORS IS NOW IN THE RECORD BOOKS RECALLING THE MOST VEHICLES IN A YEAR.

AHEAD AT FOUR WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK INTO WHAT'S REALLY BEHIND THE SURGE IN RECALLS. Return to index of stories...


A) REDSKINS NAME-ONCAM


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B) GM RECALLS-VOTOPS


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HOME INVASION LATEST-TRXVO TOPS


TAKING A LOOK TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

A HOME INVASION HAPPENING IN LEHIGH ACRES --

DEPUTIES TELL US IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 6:30 THIS MORNING. ON 28TH STREET SOUTHWEST.

THEY SAY THREE BLACK MALES STORMED THE HOME WITH SKI MASKS.

A WOMAN AND HER GRANDSON WERE HOME.

THE SUSPECTS GOT AWAY WITH SOME VALUABLES --

BUT LUCKILY NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


CCI INMATE-VOTOPS


NBC-2 IS PROBING FOR NEW INFORMATION IN ANOTHER INMATE DEATH INSIDE THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE.

IT'S THE SECOND INMATE DEATH IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

THE NEWS COMES AS NBC-2 UNCOVERED THE NAMES OF 9 GUARD WHO WERE PLACE ON LEAVE PENDING AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF MATTHEW WALKER.

RIGHT NOW WE ARE WORKING TO LEARN THE IDENTITY OF THE INMATE.

COUNT ON US TO BRING YOU THE LATEST AS THIS STORY DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


16 YR OLD ARRESTED-VOTOPS


16-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED ON SIX OUTSTANDING WARRANTS APPEARED BEFORE A JUDGE THIS MORNING IN LEE COUNTY.

ONLY OUR CAMERAS WERE ROLLING WHEN 16 YEAR OLD JERMAINE NEAL WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN THE HARLEM HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD.

THIS IS THE SAME AREA WHERE POLICE HAVE INVESTIGATED MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS.

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF NEAL IS RELATED TO THOSE SHOOTINGS.

NEAL WILL BE HELD IN AT THE LEE COUNTY DETENTION CENTER FOR 21 DAYS. Return to index of stories...


VA VETERAN AFFAIRS-VOTOPS


THE HOUSE VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE VOTED UNANIMOUSLY THIS MORNING TO SUBPOENA THREE TOP V-A OFFICIALS IF THEY DON'T ATTEND A VOLUNTARY HEARING ON MAY 28-TH.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS VOWED TO WORK TOGETHER - REGARDLESS OF PARTY - TO MAKE SURE ALL VETERANS ARE GETTING THE CARE THEY DESERVE.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS SAY THE V-A IS STONEWALLING THEIR EFFORTS TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


TAKING ONE LAST LOOK AT THE DOW THIS HOUR. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-3-SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


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