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HL1) NEGLECTED COWS-VOTOPS-TRX TZ3A) SEVERE WEATHER-VOTOPS
HL2) ROLLOVER CRASH-VOTOPS-TRX TZ3B) ANGRY BRIDES-SOTVO
HL3) WEATHER-WX CENTER TS1) SICK COWS-TC MON VO
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP ts2) fred cooper-fss full
NEGLECTED COWS-2 SHOT SS ANIBOX TS3) BANK ROBBER-SS(3) FULL
NEGLECTED COWS-REMLIVE NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
NEGLECTED COWS-PKG SEVERE WEATHER-PLASMA VO
NEGLECTED COWS-REMLIVE SEVERE WEATHER-PKG
ALVA ROLLOVER CRASH-TRX OC MAP VO COLD CAUSE WATER CHALLENGE-2 SHOT
FRED COOPER LOOK AHEAD-OC SS OC COLD CAUSE WATER CHALLENGE-PKG
MISSING WOMAN SEARCH-trx SS LEE CO CHLORINE FLUSH-trxOC
KANZIUS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE TODAY-trxOC VO AWARD FOR BOY WHO REPORTED BURNING DOG-VO
VA SCANDAL LATEST-TRX OC VO AWARD FOR BOY WHO REPORTED BURNING DOG-SOTVO
VA SCANDAL LATEST-SOTVO BAREFOOT BEACH-OC-VO
FCAT RESULTS LOOK AHEAD-ONCAM HURRICANE SALES TAX HOLIDAY-CG
ACCUSED KIDNAPPER IN COURT-INTRO AZ WILDFIRE-trxOC VO
ACCUSED KIDNAPPER IN COURT-PKG AZ WILDFIRE-2 SOTVO
RAM TRUCK INVESTIGATION-TRX OC DANCING BEFORE MASECTOMY-INTRO
NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE DANCING BEFORE MASECTOMY-PKG
FLAGS AT ARLINGTON-VO FISHING CARS-OC VO
BOATER WARNING-OC VO ANGRY BRIDES-INTRO
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT ANGRY BRIDES-PKG
TZ1A) CHILD ABUSE-VOTOPS-TRX TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS
TZ1B) POISONED TEACHER-VOTOPS TZ4A) VALOR TO VENYARD-VO
WEATHER-STC TZ4A) NEAR BURGER DEATH-SOTVO
FOG BANK LAKE MICHIGAN-TRXVOTOPS WEATHER TEASE-STC
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP VALOR TO VENYARD-ON CAM
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL VALOR TO VENYARD-PKG
CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATION-SOT-SS(2)-WIPE WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS WEATHER-WX WALL
CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATION-SOTVO NEAR BURGER DEATH-ON CAM
BANK ROBBERY-TRX-SS NEAR BURGER DEATH-PKG
HENRY CONTRERAS BOOKED IN OC-trx-OC-SS DISTURBING MANNEQUIN-TRXVOTOPS
RED SNAPPER SEASON-VOTOPS SUNRAIL ACCIDENT-VO
US41 STUDY-VOWIPE TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
US41 STUDY-SOTVO TZ5A) MJ IMPRESSION-SOTVO
FL TEACHER POISONED-VOTOPS DESOTO PUPPIES UP FOR ADOPTION-VO
FL TEACHER POISONED-SOTVO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
SAN ANTIONIO MAYOR-TRXVOTOPS HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH-VOTOPSWIPE WHISKY DEMAND-TRXVOTOPS
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT BOX OFFICE PREVIEW-INTRO
TZ2A) TEACHER RANT-SOTVO BOX OFFICE PREVIEW-PKG
TZ2B) HOVER THEFT-VOTOPS WHITNEY HOUSTON BIOPIC-OC VO
TEACHER RANT-ON CAM KIM K WEDDING WEEKEND-TRXVOTOPS
TEACHER RANT-PKG TEEN MJ IMPRESSION-NATSVO
HOVER CRAFT THEFT-VO NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM
HOVER CRAFT THEFT-SOTVO NOON TZA) NEGLECTED COWS-VOTOPS
LETTER TO POPE-OC VO NOON TZB) BEEF RECALL-VOTOPS
LETTER TO POPE-2SOTVO CLOSE-2-SHOT
TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS  


HL1) NEGLECTED COWS-VOTOPS-TRX


HAPPENING NOW--

NEARLY 100 COWS ABANDONED AND MALNOURISHED.

AND 30 ALREADY DEAD.

MORE ON THIS DISTURBING CASE OF ANIMAL CRUELTY AND HOW THE OWNER IS ALREADY OUT OF JAIL. Return to index of stories...


HL2) ROLLOVER CRASH-VOTOPS-TRX


PLUS--

A MORNING CRASH LANDS ONE PERSON IN THE HOSPITAL.

AND EMERGENCY CREWS USE EXTRMEME MEASURES TO RESUE HER.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE THIS HAPPENED AND HOW THE DRIVER IS DOING NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WEATHER-WX CENTER


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NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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NEGLECTED COWS-2 SHOT SS ANIBOX


WE BEGIN WITH A DEVELOPING STORY THIS MORNING ABOUT A DISTURBING CASE OF ANIMAL CRUELTY OUT OF LEE COUNTY.

THANKS FOR WATCHING IM CHAD OLIVER.

AND IM STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

DEPUTIES FOUND ALMOST 100 STARVING CATTLE LIVING ON A PROPERTY NEAR ALICO ROAD AND THREE OAKS PARKWAY.

THIS MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR THE ABUSE, AND IS OUT OF JAIL AFTER POSTING BOND.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS IS LIVE AT THE FACILITY WHERE THE SURVIVING CATTLE ARE BEING CARED FOR. Return to index of stories...


NEGLECTED COWS-REMLIVE


110 CATTLE ARE IN THE CARE OF THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. THEY WILL BE BRINGING THEM IN AND OUT THROUGHOUT THE DAY TO SEE A VET.

EARLIER-- WE WERE ABLE TO MEET THE YOUNGEST OF THE GROUP, WHO JUST BARELY SURVIVED.

Sgt. Randy Hodges

Lee County Sheriff's Office

:40

Sheriff Mike Scott

Lee County Sheriff's Office Return to index of stories...


NEGLECTED COWS-PKG


NAT--

SO WEAK HE CAN BARELY STAND

randy hodges

sgt., agricultural crimes unit

11:45-11:52

when we found him he was in an open pasture. blazing sun yesterday.

DEPUTIES ARE SLOWLY NURSING THIS BABY CALF BACK TO HEALTH.

hodges

1153-1158

the heat was actualyl radiating off him when i was able to pick him up.

IT'S THE MOST FOOD HE'S *EVER HAD

HE'S JUST A FEW DAYS OLD.

AND DEPUTIES SAY HE WAS LEFT TO DIE.

hodges

08:27-08:34

had we not found him yesterday, with the condition he was in, there was absolutely no way he would have survived

DEPUTIES FOUND HIM AND CLOSE TO 100 OTHER CATTLE

MALNOURISHED AND UNDERWEIGHT IN A FIELD IN FORT MYERS.

SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT TELLS NBC2 THEY WENT WITHOUT FOOD OR WATER FOR WEEKS.

Sheriff Mike Scott

53:33-53:42

These ribs and hip bones don't get exposed overnight. cattle dont just drop in the pasture and die overnight. it was a slow process that they should have recognized.

AT THE CENTER OF IT-- DEPUTIES SAY IS THE CATTLE'S OWNER-- BRIAN FREEMAN.

A WELL KNOWN ATTORNEY IN FORT MYERS.

54:36-54:45

for reasons i can't explain or in any way fathom, the owner neglected them. and that's against the law. it's against the law to neglect any animal.

HE'S CHARGED WITH SEVERAL COUNTS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY.

WHILE THIS CALF LIKELY WILL SURVIVE---

NAT---

DOZENS ALREADY DID NOT.

DEPUTIES WILL DO THEIR BEST TO NURSE THEM BACK TO HEALTH--

BUT THE CHANCE THEY ALL WILL SURVIVE-- IS NOT LIKELY

Sheriff Mike Scott

5436-5445

these cattle were not properly cared for. little babies and mothers and father cows were not cared for and it's his fault. he is the owner. Return to index of stories...


NEGLECTED COWS-REMLIVE


THE COWS WILL REMAIN IN THE CAR OF THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE UNTIL THEY ARE BACK TO NORMAL HEALTH. THAT COULD TAKE WEEKS OR EVEN MONTHS.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS CA NBC2. Return to index of stories...


ALVA ROLLOVER CRASH-TRX OC MAP VO


STAYING ON TOP OF DEVELOPING NEWS IN ALVA THIS AFTERNOON.

WE HAVE LEARNED ALCOHOL PLAYED A ROLE IN A CRASH THIS MORNING.

IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE THREE A.M. ON NORTH RIVER ROAD.

THIS WAS THE SCENE WHEN NBC2 ARRIVED ON SCENE.

EMERGENCY WORKERS HAD TO USE THE JAWS OF LIFE TO PULL THE WOMAN FROM HER SUV.

SHE WAS THEN TAKEN BY HELICOPTER TO THE HOSPITAL AS A PRECAUTION.

TROOPERS SAY HER INJURIES ARE NOT LIFE THREATENING. Return to index of stories...


FRED COOPER LOOK AHEAD-OC SS OC


HAPPENING IN LEE COUNTY.

FRED COOPER, THE MAN CONVICTED IN A MURDER CASE EIGHT YEARS AGO RETURNED TO COURT.

RIGHT NOW.

HE IS SERVING TWO LIFE SENTENCES FOR KILLING STEVEN AND MICHELLE ANDREWS IN THEIR GATEWAY HOME.

HE HOPES TO HAVE HIS SENTENCE OVERTURNED. HE IS QUESTIONING THE DNA TESTING THAT WAS USED AT BOTH OF HIS TRIALS.

THE JUDGE HEARD TESTING ON DNA THIS MORNING, AND NOW IS HEARING FROM ONE OF COOPERS DEFENSE ATTORNEYS FROM THE PREVIOUS TRIALS.

PROSECUTORS SAY COOPER WAS A JEALOUS LOVER WHO KILLED FOR REVENGE. Return to index of stories...


MISSING WOMAN SEARCH-trx SS


DEPUTIES IN LEE COUNTY STILL NEED HELP IN A MISSING PERSON CASE.

THIS WOMAN,

19-YEAR OLD EDILI FERNANDEZ-BAPTISTA.

WAS LAST SEEN WEDNESDAY WALKING AWAY FROM THE SUBURBAN HOTEL IN FORT MYERS --

SHE WAS WEARING A FLORAL SHIRT WITH A PINK HOODIE AND DARK JEAN SHORTS.

DEPUTIES SAY SHE'S VISITING FLORIDA FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND DOES NOT SPEAK ENGLISH. Return to index of stories...


KANZIUS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE TODAY-trxOC VO


TODAY CANCER SPECIALISTS WILL MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THEIR PUSH FOR HUMAN TRIALS OF A NEW TREATMENT.

THIS IS THE WORK OF THE LATE JOHN KANZIUS AND THE KANZIUS CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION.

TUESDAY RESEARCHERS ANNOUNCED THEY WANT HUMAN TRIALS FOR A NON-INVASIVE RADIO FREQUENCY MACHINE TO TREAT CANCER.

THE ORGANIZATION SAYS THEY CAN PROVE THE TECHNOLOGY GETS RID OF CANCER IN A MORE HUMANE WAY THAN CONVENTIONAL METHODS.

JOHN KANZIUS PASSED AWAY IN 2009 FROM COMPLICATIONS RELATED TO HIS OWN BATTLE WITH CANCER. Return to index of stories...


VA SCANDAL LATEST-TRX OC VO


DEVELOPING AT 11:00

THE INVESTIGATION INTO LONG WAIT TIMES AND FALSE PAPERWORK AT V-A HOSPITALS IS WIDENING.

IN NEW MEXICO -- A WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIMS VETS WERE ASSIGNED TO DOCTORS WHO DIDN'T EVEN WORK THERE:

IN ST. LOUIS: A FORMER HEAD OF PSYCHIATRY CLAIMS THEY WERE SEEING LESS THAN HALF AS MANY PATIENTS AS REPORTED.

ON CAPITOL HILL, A NEW AIDE PROMISES THEY'LL FIX IT. Return to index of stories...


VA SCANDAL LATEST-SOTVO


"There may be issues in certain areas and we are going to get to the bottom of that."

A HOUSE COMMITTEE IS GIVING THREE V-A OFFICIALS ONE MORE CHANCE NEXT WEEK TO TURN OVER PAPERWORK. OR THEY'LL BE SUBPOENAED. Return to index of stories...


FCAT RESULTS LOOK AHEAD-ONCAM


TODAY SCHOOL DISTRICTS FIND OUT HOW THEY SCORED IN THIS YEAR'S STANDARDIZED TESTING.

RESULTS ARE COMING OUT FROM THE F-CAT WRITING AND THIRD GRADE READING AND MATH TESTS

THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S RESULTS SHOULD GIVE KEY DATA ON STATEWIDE AND LOCAL TESTING. Return to index of stories...


ACCUSED KIDNAPPER IN COURT-INTRO


A CALIFORNIA WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS DRUGGED AND ABDUCTED WHEN SHE WAS A TEENAGER.

THEN ABUSED, FORCED TO MARRY HER CAPTOR. AND HAVE HIS CHILD.

NOW, SHE'S FREE AND HER ALLEGED ABDUCTOR IS BEHIND BARS.

NEIGHBORS WERE STUNNED BY THE ALLEGATIONS AND SAY THE COUPLE APPEARED TO BE A HAPPY FAMILY.

SARA SIDNER HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


ACCUSED KIDNAPPER IN COURT-PKG


42-YEAR-OLD ISIDRO GARCIA-- NOW FACES 19 YEARS TO LIFE.

CHARGED WITH RAPE, KIDNAPPING AND LEWD ACTS ON A MINOR.

GARCIA-- ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY HOLDING THIS CALIFORNIA WOMAN IN CAPTIVITY FOR A DECADE -- UNTIL SHE WALKED INTO A POLICE STATION MONDAY.

SHE TELLS C-N-N AFFILIATE K-A-B-C: SHE DIDN'T HAVE A LIFE.

"I was very afraid about everything because I was alone."

THE 25-YEAR-OLD WOMAN SAYS GARCIA KIDNAPPED HER IN SANTA ANA WHEN SHE WAS 15.

AT THAT TIME, HE WAS HER MOTHER'S BOYFRIEND. THE ALLEGED VICTIM SAYS THROUGHOUT THE NEXT 10 YEARS HE RAPED HER-- CHANGED HER IDENTITY TO MARRY HER -- AND THEY HAD A CHILD TOGETHER.

"She was told her family wasn't looking for her. She was told that he was her only ally."

BUT THESE PHOTOS FROM THE ALLEGED VICTIM'S FACEBOOK APPEAR TO SHOW A "NORMAL" COUPLE-- A HUSBAND WHO NEIGHBORS SAY TREATED HIS WIFE LIKE A QUEEN. A COUPLE THAT REJOICED AT NEWS THAT THEY WERE HAVING A BABY.

"She was really happy. She was like really happy with the news that she was pregnant."

THIS IS THE FAMILY NEIGHBORS SAY THEY KNEW-- NOT BELIEVING WHAT THEY'RE NOW HEARING.

: "Never gave you any indication that there was something really wrong going on and that she had been kidnapped?"

"No, never. That's why were in shock. She had her own car. She could easily act like a normal day going to work with the little girl, stop by the police station say, 'I feel threatened.'"

GARCIA'S DEFENSE ATTORNEY ARGUES THE ALLEGED VICTIM HAD CERTAIN MOTIVES FOR REPORTING HER HUSBAND.

"Like all marriages, and all couples, people have problems, people break up, people say things that aren't true and, in this case, that's probably what happened." Return to index of stories...


RAM TRUCK INVESTIGATION-TRX OC


NEW RIGHT NOW. A CONSUMER ALERT.

SAFETY REGULATORS ARE INVESTIGATING OLDER RAM PICKUP TRUCKS WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS BECAUSE THE ENGINES CAN BE STARTED WITHOUT THE CLUTCH BEING DEPRESSED.

THE PROBE COVERS ABOUT ONE-HUNDRED AND TEN THOUSAND RAM 25-HUNDRED AND 35-HUNDRED PICKUPS MADE BY CHRYSLER.

AFFECTED MODEL YEARS ARE FROM 2004 THROUGH 2006. Return to index of stories...


NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE


YOU'RE LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

AT THIS HOUR THE DOW IS ___________. Return to index of stories...


FLAGS AT ARLINGTON-VO


AS WE APPROACH MEMORIAL DAY.

SOLIDERS ARE PAYING TRIBUTE TO OUR NATION'S FALLEN HEROS.

THURSDAY MEMBERS OF THE OLD GUARD PLACED FLAGS ON *EVERY GRAVE AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETARY.

THERE ARE 220-THOUSAND HEADSTONES.

IT'S PART OF THE FLAGS-IN EVENT HELD EVERY YEAR SINCE 19-48.

TENS OF THOUSANDS ARE EXPECTED TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS THIS WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


BOATER WARNING-OC VO


MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MARKS THE BEGINNING. OF A *BUSY BOATING SEASON.

FWC SAYS THEY'RE INCREASING PATROL ON *ALL WATERWAYS ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -

JUST ABOUT EVERYONE, TAKES THEIR BOATS ON THE WATER.

F-W-C IS CRACKING DOWN ON DRINKING AND DRIVING.

AND TO MAKE SURE EVERY BOATER IS PROPERLY PREPARED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


INVESTIGATORS SAY A MAN HARMED HIS GIRLFRIEND'S SON.

AND THAT YOUNG BOY IS IN THE HOSPITAL.

STRAIGHT AHEAD.

WHAT DEPUTIES SAY THE MAN WAS CAPABLE OF.

PLUS--

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES PUT THE CUFFS ON A MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT.

HEAR WHY THE STUDENT IS ACCUSED OF SICKENING HIS TEACHER. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) CHILD ABUSE-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1B) POISONED TEACHER-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


FOG BANK LAKE MICHIGAN-TRXVOTOPS


CHECK THIS OUT.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT VIDEO OF A HUGE FOG BANK ON LAKE MICHIGAN.

THIS VIDEO WAS SHOT ON WEDNESDAY.

TWO FISHERMAN WERE OUT FISHING WHEN THEY CAUGHT THIS FOOTAGE. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


!!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!!!

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

Temperatures are starting off a bit warmer this morning than the past few mornings, and that warming trend will continue through the next few days. We'll see lots of sunshine today and just a few fair weather clouds. Afternoon highs will reach into the low to mid 90s with the beaches topping out in the mid to upper 80s. The easterly breeze will be light allowing the sea breeze to come ashore in the afternoon bringing quick cooling.

Humidity and temperatures will be higher through the weekend. Morning lows will be in the lower 70s and afternoon highs will reach into the low to mid 90s for inland locations with the beaches staying in the mid to upper 80s each afternoon. There will be an isolated chance for a shower through the weekend into the beginning of next week. Coverage of rain will only reach about 20% and the best chance to see that shower will be aimed toward the inland areas.

That same hot, humid pattern with an isolated rain chance will continue for Memorial Day. We'll keep you updated, but right now, I wouldn't go changing any of your holiday plans. Return to index of stories...


CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATION-SOT-SS(2)-WIPE


THE GRANDMOTHER OF A NORTH FORT MYERS THREE-YEAR-OLD NEARLY BEATEN TO DEATH TALKED TO NBC-2.

SHE TOOK THE BOY TO THE HOSPITAL.

Denise Cope, Victims Grandmother - "Doctors said within a week to two weeks if I didn't take him in, he would have been dead."

STILL IT WAS THREE WEEKS BEFORE DENISE COPE KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH HER GRANDSON.

THIS IS THE BOY IN A CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN MIAMI.

SHE TELLS US HIS STOMACH WAS BLOATED AND HARD -- IT WAS FILLED WITH TWO GALLONS OF FLUID.

DEPUTIES TELL US HE SUFFERED SERIOUS INTERNAL INJURIES EARLIER THIS MONTH AT THE HANDS OF THIS MAN --

LEVI GREENUP. Return to index of stories...


CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


GREENUP LIVED WITH THE BOY AND HIS MOTHER IN THIS HOUSE IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS THE THREE-YEAR-OLD WENT TO THE BATHROOM IN HIS PANTS AND GREENUP THREW THE BOY ONTO A CONCRETE STEP AND INTO A TABLE. Return to index of stories...


CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


Denise Cope, Victims Grandma - "I'm trying to keep my head

open. Open maybe it was an accident. But that little boy's life is too

important and I'm glad things are being taken care of."

COPE IS CARING FOR THE BOY'S TWO SIBLINGS AS D-C-F INVESTIGATES.

GREENUP IS IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL ON 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND. Return to index of stories...


BANK ROBBERY-TRX-SS


DEVELOPING AT 11.

NEW PICTURES OF THE MAN-

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ACCUSE OF TRYING TO ROB A BANK.

TAKE A GOOD LOOK-

IF YOU RECOGNIZE HIM YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

THURSDAY HE WENT INTO THE WELLS FARGO ON BAYSHORE ROAD IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

HE HANDED A NOTE TO A TELLER SAYING HE HAD AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE AND HE WAS DEMANDING CASH.

THE TELLER SAID THEY HAD TO GET THE MONEY FROM THE BACK-

MOMENTS LATER, HE LEFT WITHOUT ANY MONEY. Return to index of stories...


HENRY CONTRERAS BOOKED IN OC-trx-OC-SS


THE FOURTH SUSPECT IN A STRING OF HIGH PROFILE HOME INVASIONS IS NOW BEHIND BARS IN ORANGE COUNTY.

THIS IS A BOOKING PHOTO OF 48 YEAR-OLD HENRY "RICKY" CONTRERAS.

HE WAS BEING HELD AT THE COLLIER COUNTY JAIL IN NAPLES.

HE AND THREE OTHERS ARE ACCUSED OF BREAKING INTO EXPENSIVE HOMES IN WINDERMERE AND ORANGE COUNTY WITH MASKS AND GUNS, TYING THE HOMEOWNERS UP AND ROBBING THEM.

THEY'RE ALSO SUSPECTED IN 5 HOME INVAISIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY AS WELL. Return to index of stories...


RED SNAPPER SEASON-VOTOPS


RED SNAPPER SEASON OFFICIALLY OPENS TOMORROW.

JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

THE SEASON WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR A TOTAL OF FIFTY-TWO DAYS.

ENDING JULY 15TH.

THE DAILY BAG LIMIT FOR RED SNAPPER IS TWO PER PERSON.

AND THE MINIMUM SIZE LIMIT IS SIXTEEN INCHES. Return to index of stories...


US41 STUDY-VOWIPE


CITY LEADERS IN BONITA SPRINGS ARE TRYING TO FIGHT THE POTENTIAL FOR A FLYOVER TO BE BUILT AT THE INTERSECTION OF U-S 41 AND BONITA BEACH ROAD.

AREA BUSINESSES SAY THAT COULD DESTROY THEM BECAUSE IT WOULD MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR DRIVERS TO STOP AND SHOP.

RIGHT NOW STATE TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS ARE STUDYING THE AREA.

LEE COUNTY SAYS THE 18-MONTH LONG STUDY WILL CONTINUE.

THEY ASKED F-DOT TO LOOK INTO A FLYOVER BECAUSE OF HEAVY TRAFFIC. Return to index of stories...


US41 STUDY-SOTVO


debbie Tower/ FDOT - "As we go through the next year and a half or so we'll be having meetings and we'll be asking community members business owners, drivers people who live in the area to give us their ideas and give us their thoughts"

COUNCILMEMBERS DISCUSSED WAYS TO STOP THE STUDY.

IT'S COSTING THE STATE A MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


FL TEACHER POISONED-VOTOPS


DON'T EXPECT AN END OF THE YEAR ACCOLADES FOR A STUDENT FROM POLK COUNTY.

THE 14-YEAR OLD IS ACCUSED OF TRYING TO SICKEN HIS TEACHER BY SQUIRTING HAND SANITIZER IN HER WATER.

INVESTIGATORS SAY IT HAPPENED WHEN THE TEACHER WAS SPEAKING WITH AN ADMINISTRATOR.

LATER SHE TOOK A SIP OF HER WATER AND IMMEDIATLY NOTICED SOMETHING WASN'T RIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FL TEACHER POISONED-SOTVO


"At this point, she's still under a doctor's care, She's not feeling well. She's experienced some gastritis, and migraine headaches."

DEPUTIES ARRESTED THE TEEN WITH A FELONY FOR POISONING. Return to index of stories...


SAN ANTIONIO MAYOR-TRXVOTOPS


HAPPENING TODAY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL NOMINATES TWO PEOPLE TO HIS CABINET.

HE WANTS SAN ANTONIO MAYOR JULIÁN CASTRO FOR HOUSING SECRETARY AND SHAUN DONOVAN TO RUN THE BUDGET OFFICE.

THE MOVES ARE TO BE ANNOUNCED THIS AFTERNOON AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

THE PRESIDENT IS RETURNING FROM A TRIP TO CHICAGO. Return to index of stories...


ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH-VOTOPSWIPE


ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH IS MAKING SOME CHANGES AMID DECLINING SALES.

THE RETAILER IS DOING AWAY WITH THE UBIQUITIOUS PHOTOS OF ABS IN ITS ADVERTISING AND IS CUTTING BACK ON THE AMOUNT OF FRAGRANCES SPRAYED IN ITS STORES.

THE CHAIN, WHOSE CEO INFAMOUSLY MALIGNED PLUS SIZED PEOPLE A FEW YEARS AGO WILL START OFFERING CLOTHES IN BIGGER SIZES.

THE BRAND IS ALSO GETTING ON INSTAGRAM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


ENOUGH IS ENOUGH FOR ONE GEORGIA EDUCATOR.

SHE GOES OFF CHECK IT OUT.

Stop I aint f***ing playing with you, you want to play, stay home with your mama.

STRAIGHT AHEAD.

THE TEACHER ON CAMERA *LOSING IT!*

WHY SHE FLIPPED ON HER STUDENTS.

PLUS--

EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT IT.

BUT WHERE IS IT?

THE MYSTERY OF THE STOLEN HOVERCRAFT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) TEACHER RANT-SOTVO


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TZ2B) HOVER THEFT-VOTOPS


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TEACHER RANT-ON CAM


A STUDENT RECORDS VIDEO OF A TEACHER'S CURSE-FILLED RANT AT AN ATLANTA SCHOOL.

ERICA BYFIELD TELLS US WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE TEACHER STOPPED YELLING. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER RANT-PKG


THE SCHOOL WHERE THIS HAPPENED IS DOWN THE HILL.

THE AUNT OF A STUDENT WHO SHOT SAYS. THE 14 YEAR OLD DID IT TO PROVE A POINT.

IN A 35 SECOND VIDEO,

A TEACHER LAYS IN HER STUDENTS' MOTHERS.

I have a f******ing job and half of your mamas don't.

AND THEM.

Stop I aint f***ing playing with you, you want to play, stay home with your mama.

A 7TH GRADER SHOT THE RANT ON HER CELL PHONE.

HER AUNT TOLD US, SHE TOLD HER TO DO IT. AFTER THE TEEN COMPLAINED THE TEACHER CUSSED AT HER TWO MONTHS AGO.

I told her if it happened again to get proof and thats what her cell phone was for and to record it.

SANTOSHA MANUEL SAYS THE LAST TIME SHE TOLD AN ADMINISTRATOR AT CRAWFORD LONG MIDDLE ABOUT THE FOUL LANGUAGE. BUT NOTHING HAPPENED. SO THIS TIME, SHE brought HER EVIDENCE TO US.

It got someone to stand up and listen now and thats all i wanted was someone to stand up and listen.

AFTER REVIEWING THE VIDEO WE PROVIDED ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, A DISTRICT SPOKESPERSON TOLD US THE TEACHER IS NO LONGER IN THE CLASSROOM.

MANUEL SAID HER NIECE TOLD HER THE TEACHER ACTED LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED AFTER SHE YELLED.

She said at the end of it she just sat back down and continued doing what she was doing.

I don't care i said close the d** door, why!

I feel like educators shouldn't talk to the students like that. Return to index of stories...


HOVER CRAFT THEFT-VO


HAVE YOU SEEN A MISSING HOVERCRAFT?

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY SOMEONE STOLE THIS UNIQUE VESSEL FROM A LOT ON ISLES OF CAPRI LAST WEEK.

THE OWNER SAYS IT'S WORTH 65-THOUSAND DOLLARS -

AND ITS TRAILER - STOLEN ALONG WITH THE HOVERCRAFT - IS WORTH ANOTHER TWENTY GRAND.

HE BOUGHT IT SO HE COULD TAKE PEOPLE ON TOURS OF THE ISLES.

LOCALS SAY YOU COULDN'T MISS IT. Return to index of stories...


HOVER CRAFT THEFT-SOTVO


I don't know how in the world anyone would get that out of here without someone seeing it

THE OWNER SAYS HE'S OFFERING ONE-THOUSAND DOLLARS - NO QUESTIONS ASKED -FOR ITS RETURN. Return to index of stories...


LETTER TO POPE-OC VO


AT LEAST TEN PREISTS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE ASKING THE POPE FOR HELP.

THEY SAY THE BISHOP IS A BULLY -- AND MUST BE STOPPED.

THE GROUP OF PRIESTS IN THE VENICE DIOCESE -- WROTE A LETTER TO THE POPE'S LIASON IN WASHINGTON D.C.

THEY ACCUSE BISHOP FRANK DEWAYNE OF LAVISH SPENDING -- AND INTIMIDATION. Return to index of stories...


LETTER TO POPE-2SOTVO


Sot - Susan Cowart - Catholic

41:24 I don't know if anything will be done about it, I tend to think probably not but. 41:30

Melissa Cowart - Catholic

42:52 I think being that it's ten people and not just one that it should be investigated and I'm sure there are other people out there that didn't want to get involved. 43:02

THE GROUP SENT THAT LETTER IN JANUARY --

THEY HAVEN'T HEARD BACK.

AN OFFICIAL WITH THE DIOCESE TOLD US THEY DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE LETTER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS


COMING UP ON NBC-2

SEVERE WEATHER HIT PARTS OF THE U-S, BUT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IS EXPECTED TO BE KINDER AND GENTLER, OVERALL.

"Jason Stevens is a thief! stealing is a crime!"

YOU'RE GOING TO SEE WHAT HAS THIS BAND OF BRIDES SO ANGRY? Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) SEVERE WEATHER-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) ANGRY BRIDES-SOTVO


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TS1) SICK COWS-TC MON VO


GOOD MORNING I'M CHAD OLIVER.

A CATTLE OWNER IS OUT OF JAIL THIS MORNING.

AFTER DEPUTIES ARRESTED HIM FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES.

OFFICIALS SAY BRIAN FREEMAN STARVED HIS CATTLE.

LEAVING A DOZEN DEAD AND 80 MALNOURISHED.

A VETERANARIAN IS HELPING GET THE CATTLE BACK INTO GOOD HEALTH. Return to index of stories...


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THE MAN CONVICTED 5-YEARS AGO IN A GATEWAY MURDER CASE IS BACK IN COURT.

FRED COOPER WANTS HIS TWO LIFE SENTENCES OVERTURNED.

HE CLAIMS THE D-N-A EVIDENCE WASN'T PROPERLY HANDLED.

A JURY FOUND HIM GUILTY IN THE DEATHS OF STEVEN AND MICHELLE ANDREWS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) BANK ROBBER-SS(3) FULL


THIS MAN IS WITHOUT ANY CASH. AFTER TRYING TO ROB A BANK.

BUT SECURITY CAMERAS. CAUGHT A PHOTO. BEFORE HE GOT AWAY, EMPTY HANDED.

HE TRIED TO ROB THE WELLS FARGO ON BAYSHORE ROAD, IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

OFFICIALS SAY HE WALKED IN WEARING THAT WIG.

SAID HE HAD A BOMB, AND THREATENED TO BLOW UP THE BANK.

WHEN THE TELLER WENT TO GET MONEY THE MAN TOOK OFF ON A BICYCLE.

DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR HIM. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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SEVERE WEATHER-PLASMA VO


SEVERE WEATHER CLOBBERED PARTS OF THE UNITED STATES AHEAD OF THE BIG MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

AS TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS PREPARE TO TAKE TO THE ROADS AND AIR BEGINNING TODAY, THE WORST OF IT APPEARS TO BE BEHIND THEM.

ED PAYNE REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE WEATHER-PKG


A POWERFUL STORM HIT THE MID-ATLANTIC, AS FAR NORTH AS NEW YORK, ON THURSDAY.

DAMAGING HAIL, PELTING RAINS AND STRONG WINDS -- BROUGHT TREES CRASHING DOWN.

I was talking to my painter in the kitchen and we heard this crash. So I ran to the front door and you see what you see. It was pretty crazy.:50

AT VARIOUS TIMES IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING, PARTS OF DELAWARE, VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND WERE UNDER TORNADO WARNINGS.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOKS WERE ISSUED FOR HUGE SECTIONS OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHWESTERN U-S.

STORMS ALSO AFFECTED AREAS IN AND AROUND DENVER, WHERE TORNADOES WERE REPORTED ON WEDNESDAY.

LOOKING AHEAD, FORECASTERS PREDICT MUCH OF THE U-S WILL BE MOSTLY DRY AND TRANQUIL OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

I'M ED PAYNE REPORTING. Return to index of stories...


COLD CAUSE WATER CHALLENGE-2 SHOT


ALL NEW THIS MORNING.

A VIRAL VIDEO TREND IS MAKING ITS WAY TO OUR LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS--

AND IT'S ALL FOR A GOOD. OR SHALL WE SAY "COLD" CAUSE.

NBC2'S DANELLE KOLENIAK BRINGS US THE STORY FROM SANIBEL ISLAND. Return to index of stories...


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VIDEOS LIKE THIS ARE CIRCULATING AROUND FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE.

MORE YOUTUBE VIDEO

THE BONE CHILLING TREND, WHICH STARTED IN A CHICAGO FIRE STATION, HAS

MADE ITS WAY NATIONWIDE AND TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA--

MORE DUNKING VIDEO

FIRE FIGHTERS DUNKING IN ICY COLD WATER RAISING MONEY FOR THEIR CHARITIES.

WE FOUND VIDEOS ONLINE FROM STATIONS IN THE NORTHEAST TO FORT MYERS

SHORES, TICE AND SANIBEL.

JOHN REITENBACH

SANIBEL FIREFIGHTER

"With the brotherhood that we have here at the fire service and around

the country it's been, the response has been phenomenal.

THE RULES ARE SIMPLE-- IF YOU GET CALLED OUT YOU HAVE AN OPTION, JUMP

INTO A COLD BODY OF WATER OF YOUR CHOICE AND PAY 10 OR 20 DOLLARS, OR

DECIDE AGAINST TAKING THE PLUNGE AND PAY UP $100-PLUS DOLLARS.

ROBERT WILKINS

"It's a great way to give back and give money to charities."

SO MUCH SO-- THAT FIREFIGHTER ROB WILKINS IS TAKING THE COLD WATER

CHALLENGE TWICE TO RAISE MONEY FOR HIS CHARITY, THE WOUNDED WARRIOR

PROJECT.

"Wooooh it's cold!"

WE'LL TAKE HIS WORD FOR IT.

ON SANIBEL ISLAND DANIELLE KOLENIAK NBC2. Return to index of stories...


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LEE COUNTY UTILITY CUSTOMERS COULD NOTICE A CHANGE IN THE TASTE OF THEIR WATER.

WORKERS WILL END A CHLORINE FLUSH NEXT WEEK.

IT'S A ROUTINE PROCESS.

ALTHOUGH THE WATER MAY TASTE DIFFERENT, IT'S HARMLESS.

BUT ANYONE WHO USES A KIDNEY DIALYSIS MACHINE NEEDS TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE THE PROPER WATER FILTER. Return to index of stories...


AWARD FOR BOY WHO REPORTED BURNING DOG-VO


MONTHS AFTER SHE WAS DOUSED IN GASOLINE AND SET ON FIRE--

HOPE, IS REUNITED WITH THE BOY WHO GOT HER HELP.

HIS NAME IS MAX - AND HE WAS HONORED FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING.

PROSECUTORS ACCUSE HOPE'S OWNER OF SOAKING HER IN GASOLINE AND LIGHTING HER ON FIRE.

SOMETHING THAT'S STILL HARD FOR MAX TO TALK ABOUT. Return to index of stories...


AWARD FOR BOY WHO REPORTED BURNING DOG-SOTVO


Max

Saved Hope

30:57 i saw black smoke in the sky after that i could see the dog was burning and running around everywhere 31:02

THE HARDEE ANIMAL RESCUE THAT HELPED HOPE HEAL--

GAVE MAX AN AWARD FOR QUICKLY GETTING HOPE THE HELP SHE NEEDED. Return to index of stories...


BAREFOOT BEACH-OC-VO


I THINK SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS THE BEST BEACHES IN THE WORLD.

NOW THE UNOFFICIAL EXPERT ON THE ALL THINGS SAND AGREES.

NEW RANKINGS ARE OUT FROM DOCTOR BEACH.

THIS YEAR, HE SELECTED BAREFOOT BEACH IN COLLIER COUNTY AS THE SECOND BEST BEACH IN AMERICA.

DELNOR WIGGINS STATE PARK IN NAPLES CAME IN 10TH.

A HAWAIIN BEACH WAS FIRST. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE SALES TAX HOLIDAY-CG


THIS YEAR, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY SALES TAX ON HURRICANE SUPPLIES.

FLORIDA LAWMAKERS PASSED A NINE DAY SALES TAX HOLIDAY.

IT GOES FROM MAY 31ST TO JUNE 8TH.

NO TAX ON THINGS LIKE BATTERIES, TARPS AND PORTABLE GENERATORS. Return to index of stories...


AZ WILDFIRE-trxOC VO


THE "SLIDE-FIRE" IN NORTHERN ARIZONA IS ONLY 3 MILES FROM HOMES AS HUNDREDS OF FIREFIGHTERS TRY TO GET IT UNDER CONTROL.

THIS IS NEAR FLAGSTAFF.

IT HAS ALREADY DESTROYED 11-AND-A-HALF SQUARE MILES

MORE THAN THREE-THOUSAND HOMES ARE THREATENED. Return to index of stories...


AZ WILDFIRE-2 SOTVO


"A little nerve racking. you know, it's the only place we got, so we loose it we loose pretty much everything."

"It's a little bit of a disturbing idea to think that your house might not be here when you return.

FORECASTERS ARE CALLING FOR MORE HOT, DRY AND WINDY WEATHER TO FUEL THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


DANCING BEFORE MASECTOMY-INTRO


IT'S BEEN SIX MONTHS SINCE A VIDEO WENT VIRAL OF A WOMAN DANCING BEFORE HER DOUBLE-MASTECTOMY.

NOW SHE'S OPENING UP ABOUT THE SURGERY, HER RECOVERY AND THE FAMOUS VIDEO.

JUSTINE WALDMAN HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


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FOR DEBORAH COHAN, MUSIC IS HER MEDICINE. SO BEFORE HER DOUBLE-MASTECTOMY IN NOVEMBER, SHE CRANKED UP BEYONCE AND BUSTED A MOVE WITH HER SURGICAL TEAM AT MT. ZION HOSPITAL.

I remember feeling a little bit nervous walking in but as soon as the music came on, my fears and anxiety totally lifted, they evaporated and I was in a very joyful place right away.

DEB TELLS ME THE PURPOSE OF THE DANCE VIDEO WAS NOT TO GO VIRAL.

SHE WANTED TO SHARE IT ONLY WITH HER CLOSE FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

AND HAVE THEM SEND HER VIDEOS OF THEM DANCING TO WATCH AS SHE GOT BETTER.

BUT NOTHING THIS GOOD CAN STAY A SECRET.

My friend actually was holding my phone and when I woke up from recovery he's like your phone is going off the hook, something has happened with the video and it just snowballed from there.

THE VIDEO HAS MILLIONS OF HITS ONLINE.

PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE SENT DEB THEIR "DANCE PARTY VIDEOS" AND SHARED THEIR STORIES OF HEALING.

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EVEN BEYONCE POSTED ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE "DEBORAH, YOU ARE AWESOME."

It was really humbling that I happened to be the one that started it but really I have been inspired by so many people.

NOW, 6 MONTHS AFTER SURGERY? AND AFTER THE VIDEO ERUPTED, SHE CAN PROUDLY SAY, SHE IS A SURVIVOR.

I am cancer free and now I am really just on the healing path and trying to absorb everything I've gone through over the past 6 months.

DEB KEPT AN OPEN HEART --- SHOWED OFF HER DANCE MOVES AND LET MUSIC FILL HER SOUL.

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AND SUDDENLY BECAME AN UN-INTENTIONAL INSPIRATION.

When you are able to keep fear in perspective there is a lot of room left for joy. Return to index of stories...


FISHING CARS-OC VO


POLICE ARE "FISHING" IN THE DETROIT RIVER --

OFFICERS ARE PULLING CARS FROM THE CITY'S MAIN WATERWAY -- MORE THAN A DOZEN OF THEM!

INVESTIGATORS FOUND AT LEAST 17 DUMPED VEHICLES.

ABOUT HALF WERE RECOVERED

THEY HOPE TO RECOVER THE REST TODAY.

DIVERS MUST SEARCH EACH VEHICLE FIRST, TO MAKE SURE NO BODIES ARE INSIDE.

IT'S SUSPECTED MANY OF THE VEHICLES WERE INVOLVED IN CRIMES -- SO POLICE WILL ASSIGN A CASE TO EACH ONE. Return to index of stories...


ANGRY BRIDES-INTRO


THERE'S SOME TRUE BRIDEZILLAS IN THE BIG APPLE.

A GROUP OF ANGRY BRIDES WHO CLAIM A CATERING HALL OWNER STOLE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

THEY GAVE EVERYONE AT A BROOKLYN COURTHOUSE -- AN EARFUL.

ANDREA GRYMES WAS THERE AS THE BRIDES PROTESTED. Return to index of stories...


ANGRY BRIDES-PKG


Jason Stevens is a thief! stealing is a crime!"

A WILD SCENE AT BROOKLYN SUPREME COURT.

"We just want him in jail for stealing all of our money."

"Jason Stevens you're a thief."

MORE THAN A DOZEN SOON-TO-BE BRIDES AND GROOMS -- CONFRONTING JASON STEVENS -- THE MAN THEY SAY STOLE THOUSANDS OF THEIR HARD-EARNED DOLLARS -- MEANT FOR THEIR WEDDINGS.

"To turn around and be a liar, is just disgusting."

EARLIER THIS MONTH -- MORE THAN 150 COUPLES WERE STUNNED WHEN STEVENS' WEDDING VENUE -- REBAR ON FRONT STREET IN DUMBO -- ABRUPTLY SHUT DOWN.

"They made us feel like it's a one-stop-shop. BUT TO "for two working class people, the money, we had saved, we said, let's do it. we felt comfort."

INJY CARPENTER -- JUST ONE BRIDE OUT MORE THAN 18,000 DOLLARS.

"It's an amount that I want back, but if I can't get a dime I want him in jail."

"Mr. Stevens, what do you have to say to the brides?"

STEVENS APPEARED IN COURT THIS MORNING -- HE AND HIS COMPANY FACING TAX FRAUD CHARGES, ACCORDING TO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.

ALTHOUGH THE APPEARANCE DID NOT HAVE TO DO WITH THE COUPLES -- MANY CAME ANYWAY.

"If you think we're not gonna sue the living crap out of you, you're wrong."

HE AND HIS LAWYER HAD NO COMMENT WHEN CONFRONTED INSIDE. AND OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE.

STEVENS ESCAPED A THRONG OF PEOPLE -- BUT LEFT THE BRIDES AND GROOMS WITH NO SOLACE.

"my blood started boiling and the fact that he was not at all remorseful and staring at his phone was even more frustrating."

"Seeing him being able to post his bail and pay his lawyer with our money really made me angry." Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON NBC-2.

THE UNIQUE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN A WOUNDED WARRIOR AND A WINEMAKER.

PLUS THIS--

Yeah. almost died

You almost died?

I feel that way, yeah.

THIS MAN SAYS A HAMBURGER NEARLY KILLED HIM.

THE STAGGERING SYMTOMS HE STRUGGLED WITH FOR TWO WEEKS Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) VALOR TO VENYARD-VO


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TZ4A) NEAR BURGER DEATH-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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VALOR TO VENYARD-ON CAM


THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, AMERICANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE FINDING WAYS TO HONOR THOSE WHO SERVED OUR COUNTRY.

TODAY WE HAVE A STORY OF A WOUNDED VETERAN WHO, ON HIS ROAD TO RECOVERY, FOUND COMFORT AND HEALING THROUGH A UNIQUE FRIENDSHIP. AND A SHARED LOVE OF WINE.

TORY DUNNAN REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


VALOR TO VENYARD-PKG


BEHIND EVERY GOOD BOTTLE OF WINE, IS A GREAT STORY.

AND BEHIND EVERY MARINE IS AN EVEN BETTER ONE.

THIS ONE STARTS WITH TWO STRANGERS.

CORPORAL CHRISTIAN BROWN.

AND DAVID KEUHNER.

"We've been friends ever since."

A MARINE AND A WINEMAKER

"The wine is where it all started."

KEUHNER PUTS A PAIR OF BOOTS ON EVERY BOTTLE OF HONOR WINE.

"it's a wine that has a soul, it has a purpose "

A PURPOSE THAT HELPS THOSE WHO SERVE.

WHETHER HE'S AUCTIONING OFF BOTTLES TO PAY FOR THEIR PHYSICAL CARE.

DONATING PROCEEDS TO VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

OR HEALING EMOTIONAL WOUNDS.

BROWN LOST BOTH HIS LEGS WHEN HE STEPPED ON AN I-E-D IN AFGHANISTAN IN 2011.

BUT JUST DAYS EARLIER, HE PULLED FELLOW MARINE LANCE CORPORAL JACOB LEVY TO SAFETY AFTER HE'D BEEN SHOT.

LEVY WOULDN'T SURVIVE.

BUT IT WAS BROWN'S HEROIC ACT THAT WOULD CONNECT HIM WITH KEUHNER--- ALL THANKS TO LEVY'S MOTHER.

"she called our office and said can I buy a bottle of wine"

IT WAS THE BOTTLE'S LABEL THAT BROUGHT HER BACK TO HER SON.

"she started to say, those boots are my Jacob's boots. it started to hit me all at one time. those boots are jacob's and jacob isn't here anymore."

SHE WAS SO TOUCHED THAT SHE INVITED THE WINE MAKER TO BROWN'S SILVER STAR CEREMONY.

THERE, KEUHNER GAVE BROWN A BOTTLE OF HONOR WINE--- ETCHED WITH THE MEMORY OF LEVY.

"I can't bring levy back. I can't bring Brown's legs back but I know we can help"

"something so simple as wine has brought two people together"

A CONNECTION THAT'S INSPIRED A NEW WAY TO HEAL.

"It gives me the opportunity to speak with people about certain things that I've experienced through my life that I don't necessarily feel like speaking with a psychiatrist"

"what do you toast to?"

"I toast to tomorrow."

IN WASHINGTON, I'M TORY DUNNAN Return to index of stories...


WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX WALL


!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

Temperatures are starting off a bit warmer this morning than the past few mornings, and that warming trend will continue through the next few days. We'll see lots of sunshine today and just a few fair weather clouds. Afternoon highs will reach into the low to mid 90s with the beaches topping out in the mid to upper 80s. The easterly breeze will be light allowing the sea breeze to come ashore in the afternoon bringing quick cooling.

Humidity and temperatures will be higher through the weekend. Morning lows will be in the lower 70s and afternoon highs will reach into the low to mid 90s for inland locations with the beaches staying in the mid to upper 80s each afternoon. There will be an isolated chance for a shower through the weekend into the beginning of next week. Coverage of rain will only reach about 20% and the best chance to see that shower will be aimed toward the inland areas.

That same hot, humid pattern with an isolated rain chance will continue for Memorial Day. We'll keep you updated, but right now, I wouldn't go changing any of your holiday plans. Return to index of stories...


NEAR BURGER DEATH-ON CAM


A MICHIGAN MAN SAYS HE ALMOST DIED AFTER EATING A HAMBURGER.

HE THINKS THE MEAT IN HIS BURGER WAS TAINTED WITH E-COLI. AND CONNECTED TO A MASSIVE BEEF RECALL.

CHRIS FRATES REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


NEAR BURGER DEATH-PKG


BY PROFESSION, HE'S A CARPENTER. BUT KEVIN MCDERMED ISN'T WORKING MUCH THESE DAYS.

I just need a bottle-jack, and I need to be better. so I don't pass out while I'm doing all of this stuff.

SO WHAT HAPPENED TO SEND THIS 41-YEAR OLD TRADESMAN TO THE HOSPITAL, DOUBLED OVER IN PAIN? HE ATE A HAMBURGER -- RARE.

You were sick for almost two weeks?

Yeah. almost died

You almost died?

I feel that way, yeah.

THE MICHIGAN MAN BELIEVES HE WAS ONE OF 11 PEOPLE IN FOUR STATES SICKENED BY E. COLI TAINTED GROUND BEEF, 1.8 MILLION POUNDS OF WHICH HAS BEEN RECALLED BY WOLVERINE PACKING COMPANY, IN COOPERATION WITH THE GOVERNMENT.

WOLVERINE SAYS NONE OF THEIR MEAT HAS TESTED POSITIVE.

Tell me what happened?

I went to a restaurant. I ordered a burger. and four days later, I had to go to the hospital because I was violently ill.

What kind of symptoms were there?

Extreme abdominal pain. Bloody diarrhea. Lots of blood loss. Very uncomfortable.

SO FAR, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS BELIEVE RESTAURANTS AND RETAILERS IN NEARLY 40 STATES MAY BE AFFECTED. IT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST RECALLS OF ITS KIND IN YEARS. AND A LAWYER REPRESENTING ONE OF THE PRESUMED VICTIMS THINKS IT'S ONLY GOING TO GET BIGGER.

I expect the number of ill people to rise into the 20's or 30's as state and local governments count those people and report it to the CDC.

I also expect that the amount, in poundage of the meat will also go up well above 1.8 million, probably into the 2 million range over this week or early next week.

USDA OFFICIALS HAVE PUBLICLY NAMED RETAILERS IN NINE STATES THAT MAY HAVE SOLD THE TAINTED MEAT. BUT THEY HAVEN'T RELEASED THE NAMES OF THE RESTAURANTS AFFECTED -- WHERE 10 OF THE 11 VICTIMS ATE BEFORE FALLING ILL.

AND THAT DOESN'T SIT WELL WITH KEVIN MCDERMED.

I don't know about that. Sounds a little shady to me.

Why?

Because we should be informed. If there's a deadly bacteria that can kill people you should be told right away. Return to index of stories...


DISTURBING MANNEQUIN-TRXVOTOPS


VANDALS LEAVE A DISTURBING DISPLAY IN EL PASO.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE MESSAGE "PLATO O PLOMO" WAS PAINTED ON ONE BILLBOARD.

THAT TRANSLATED TO MEAN "PAY OR BE SHOT."

ANOTHER NEARBY BILLBOARD HAD A FAKE BODY BEING HANGED BY A NOOSE.

THE PHRASE "DYING FOR DRUGS" WAS PAINTED AT THAT SCENE.

THE OWNER OF THE BILLBOARDS SAID THIS WASN'T PART OF AN ADVERTISEMENT.

EL PASO SAY THEY DON'T THINK THESE MESSAGES WERE LEFT FOR A SPECIFIC PERSON. Return to index of stories...


SUNRAIL ACCIDENT-VO


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAPTURED THE MOMENT A SUNRAIL TRAIN COLLIDED WITH A CAR.

IT HAPPENED MONDAY, AS THE TRAIN WAS APPROACHING A SUNRAIL STATION IN FLORIDA.

THE DRIVER HAD JUST PURCHASED THE STICK-SHIFT CAR AND WAS TRYING TO SHIFT GEARS WHEN SHE SAID THE CAR STALLED ON THE TRACKS.

THE TRAIN'S ENGINEER TRIED TO STOP BUT COULDN'T SLOW IT DOWN FAST ENOUGH.

IT WAS TRAVELING AT ABOUT 35 MILES PER HOUR.

THE DRIVER OF THE CAR WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES FROM FLYING DEBRIS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


SCREENING FOR PROSTATE CANCER.

IN TODAY'S HEALTH MATTERS WE LOOK INTO THE MUCH MALIGNED P-S-A TEST AND WHY EXPERTS SAY IT STILL HOLDS VALUE.

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PLUS-

A CALIFORNIA TEEN SHOWS US.WHO'S BAD! Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) MJ IMPRESSION-SOTVO


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DESOTO PUPPIES UP FOR ADOPTION-VO


NBC-2 HAS CONFIRMED DOZENS OF DOGS PICKED UP IN A PUPPY MILL BUST --

WILL GO UP FOR ADOPTION TODAY.

DESOTO COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL TELLS US THESE DOGS ARE ALL DOING WELL.

INVESTIGATORS RESCUED 56 DOGS OF VARIOUS BREEDS LAST MONTH.

THEY WERE LIVING IN FILTHY CONDITIONS.

TWO MEN WERE ARRESTED FOR RUNNING THE PUPPY MILL OPERATION.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING -- CALL DESOTO COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL.

ADOPTIONS BEGIN AT 1:00 THIS AFTERNOON AND ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


WHEN IT COMES TO PROSTATE CANCER, THE PSA IS THE MOST COMMON SCREENER. BUT THE TEST IS NOT WITHOUT IT'S CRITICS.

MANY FEEL IT'S UNRELIABLE IN MAKING A TRUE DIAGNOSIS.

IN TODAY'S HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER EXPLAINS WHAT'S NEXT IF YOU HAVE A HIGH PSA. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


IT'S OFTEN THE CASE- MEN WHO HAVE AN ELEVATED PSA DURING PROSTATE SCREENING DO NOT HAVE CANCER. BUT MANY EXPERTS STILL STAND BY THE TEST.

LAURIE WISE/NURSE NAVIGATOR

RUNS:

7:28 Elevated PSA is usually tracked and if it accelerates rapidly, we look more at that than the actual score of the PSA itself.

AS A NURSE NAVIGATOR FOR THE REGIONAL CANCER CENTER, LAURIE WISE IS AN ADVOCATE OF THE PSA.

LAURIE WISE/NURSE NAVIGATOR

RUNS:

8:20 Absolutely. Screening really does change lives and saves lives.

SOME ARGUE THE TEST RETURNS TOO MANY HIGH READINGS. WHICH IS WHY ONE HIGH PSA DOESN'T A DISEASE MAKE. HOWEVER, IF SUBSEQUENT TESTS ARE ALSO ELEVATED, A DOCTOR IS LIKELY TO LOOK FOR OTHER SYMPTOMS AND CONSIDER A BIOPSY.

LAURIE WISE/NURSE NAVIGATOR

RUNS:

1:07 What can happen to some men is they notice an urgency or frequency in their urination; other men they have no symptoms whatsoever. In the very advanced stages of prostate cancer, unfortunately patients often present with bone pain.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

A biopsy is used to confirm cancer. It's performed by inserting a slim needle into the prostate gland and extracting tissue samples. The results are scored and represent risk.

LAURIE WISE/NURSE NAVIGATOR

RUNS:

2:13 The Gleason Score, which is one of the indicators we use when we do a biopsy, can really tell us how aggressive this cancer is. And that interpretation of that score, can really direct the physician's treatment of the cancer.

MEN WITH SLOW GROWING CANCER MAY TAKE A WATCHFUL APPROACH. OTHERS MAY NEED A COMBINATION OF TREATMENTS IMMEDIATELY. EITHER WAY- THE PSA IS A STARTING POINT. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


WHISKY DEMAND-TRXVOTOPS


AMERICAN MADE WHISKEY IS FLYING OFF THE SHELVES. AND DISTILLERIES CAN'T KEEP UP WITH DEMAND.

THE DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL SAYS DOMESTIC SALES OF BOURBON AND OTHER WHISKEYS WENT UP MORE THAN 10-PERCENT LAST YEAR.

THE SPIKE IN SALES TOOK THE INDUSTRY BY SURPRISE. AND IT'S NOT LIKE THEY CAN QUICKLY INCREASE PRODUCTION.

QUALITY BOURBON TAKES SIX TO TEN YEARS TO MAKE. Return to index of stories...


BOX OFFICE PREVIEW-INTRO


THE STORY OF THE X-MEN HAS FOLLOWED A FAMILIAR HOLLYWOOD STORYLINE.

WHAT STARTED AS A COMIC BOOK BECAME A SUPERHERO MOVIE.

THEN THERE WERE SEQUELS INTRODUCING NEW CHARACTERS.

SEE THE BIGGEST X-MEN FILM IN ALL ITS GLORY THIS WEEKEND.

HERE'S RAPHAEL SETH WITH THE BOX OFFICE PREVIEW. Return to index of stories...


BOX OFFICE PREVIEW-PKG


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HUGH JACKMAN CLAWS A HOLE THROUGH TIME IN "X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST." THIS X-TRAVAGANZA UNITES THE YOUNG CAST OF 2011'S "X-MEN FIRST CLASS" FILM WITH THEIR OLDER SELVES FROM THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY. THE AGELESS WOLVERINE IS ON A MISSION TO CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY. ROBOTIC SENTINELS ARE HUNTING THOSE WITH SUPERNATURAL GIFTS, LEADING TO ALL-OUT WAR BETWEEN MORTALS AND MUTANTS.AND THEN THERE'S THE SKIRMISH BETWEEN PROFESSOR X AND MAGNETO.ONE THE X-MEN WANT TO STOP BEFORE IT STARTS. "X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST" IS RATED PG-13.

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LOVE TAKES A HOLIDAY IN "BLENDED." ADAM SANDLER AND DREW BARRYMORE REUNITE FOR THEIR THIRD ROMANTIC COMEDY TOGETHER. THEY PLAY SINGLE PARENTS WHO DO NOT HIT IT OFF ON A BLIND DATE. BUT OUT OF SHEER COINCIDENCE, THEY BOOK THE EXACT SAME SAFARI IN AFRICA WITH THEIR KIDS AND DECIDE TO MAKE THE BRADY BUNCH BEST OF IT. "BLENDED" IS RATED PG-13.

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CLIVE OWEN PLIES A WOMAN WITH POETRY IN "WORDS AND PICTURES." HE'S A PREP SCHOOL TEACHER WITH A LOVE OF LITERATURE AND LIBATIONS. BUT HE'S LOST HIS FORMER GLORY AND IS ON THE VERGE OF LOSING HIS JOB WHEN A NEW ART TEACHER COMES TO CAMPUS. JULIETTE BINOCHE IS AN ABSTRACT PAINTER WHO CATCHES CLIVE'S EYE, AND GETS HIS CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING AGAIN. "WORDS AND PICTURES" IS RATED PG-13.

THAT'S THE BOX OFFICE PREVIEW, RAPHAEL SETH, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


WHITNEY HOUSTON BIOPIC-OC VO


THE STORY OF WHITNEY HOUSTON'S LIFE WILL SOON BE THE SUBJECT OF A MADE-FOR-TV FILM.

THE MOVIE, SIMPLY NAMED "WHITNEY HOUSTON," WILL AIR ON LIFETIME.

THE STORY WILL CHRONICLE THE HEADLINE-MAKING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE ICONIC SINGER AND BOBBY BROWN.

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNER AND ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE ANGELA BASSETT WILL DIRECT THE FILM.

THE MOVIE IS EXPECTED TO PREMIERE IN 2015. Return to index of stories...


KIM K WEDDING WEEKEND-TRXVOTOPS


DO YOU KNOW WHAT KIM KARDASHIAN AND KANYE WEST ARE GOING THIS WEEKEND?

GETTING HITCHED!

THE HOLLYWOOD POWER COUPLE IS EXPECTED TO GET MARRIED ON SATURDAY IN PARIS.

US WEEKLY REPORTS ABOUT 200 PEOPLE WERE INVITED TO KIMYE'S BIG DAY.

THIS IS KIM K'S THIRD MARRIAGE.

SHE AND KANYE HAVE A DAUGHTER TOGETHER, NAMED NORTH. Return to index of stories...


TEEN MJ IMPRESSION-NATSVO


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A CALIFORNIA TEENAGER STOLE HIS HIGH SCHOOL TALENT SHOW WITH AN HOMAGE TO THE KING OF POP.

BRETT NICHOLS DID A DEAD-ON IMPRESSION OF MICHAEL JACKSON'S DANCING TO THE HIT "BILLIE JEAN."

THE SCHOOL'S PRINCIPAL SAYS THE CROWD CHEERED FOR AN ENCORE FROM THE 11-TH GRADER.

VIDEO OF THE PERFORMANCE HIT YOUTUBE WITH MILLIONS OF VIEWS. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM


WE ARE GEARING UP FOR THE NEWS AT NOON-

STRAIGHT AHEAD-

NBC-2 SHOWS YOU AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT ONE OF THE BABY COWS LEFT TO A DIE IN A LEEC OUNTY FIELD.

WE'LL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED AND WHO'S RESPONSIBLE.

PLUS-

NEW INFORMATION REGARDING THE MEAT RECALL-

THAT'S AFFECTING GROCERY STORES RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW-

TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

FINAL LOOK AT WEATHER. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) NEGLECTED COWS-VOTOPS


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NOON TZB) BEEF RECALL-VOTOPS


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AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...