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ANCHOR SUPERS FRED COOPER-SSTOPS
KEY LIST BANK ROBBER-SSTOPS (3)
HEADLINES VA SCANDAL-TRX-VOFULL-OAniBx
HL1) NEGLECTED COWS-TRX VOTOPS VA SCANDAL-TRX-PKG
HL2) WILDFIRES-TRX VOTOPS AZ WILDFIRES-TRX-VOTOPS
HL3) HOLIDAY WEEKEND TRAVEL-TRX VOTOPS AZ WILDFIRES-SOT VO
OPEN-CLIP SEVERE WEATHER NORTHEAST-TRX-VIDBOX
WEATHER SETUP-E-ANIBOX-SATFULL-2SHOT PUSH MOSCOW EMBASSY EXPLOSION-VO
FIRST WEATHER-ANIBOX BUS PIPE BURST-VO
NEGLECTED COWS-OC, VO, SS, OC TAINTED BEEF IN FLORIDA-TRX-VO-OC
NEGLECTED COWS-TRX-LLPKG CA KIDNAPPING UPDATE-TRX-VO
FRED COOPER TODAY-VO-SS CA KIDNAPPING UPDATE-SOTVO
FRED COOPER TODAY-SOTVO NY CHILD PORN BUST-TRX-VO
CCI 2ND INMATE DEATH-ONCAM, SS, VO MOM INTO OCEAN HAS NEW BABY-VO
ALVA ROLLOVER-VOTOPS FL: TAMPA CHRISTIE AND SCOTT CAMP-trxOC VO
POPE FRANCIS VISITS MIDDLE EAST-TRX-INTRO FL: TAMPA CHRISTIE AND SCOTT CAMP-SOT VO
POPE FRANCIS VISITS MIDDLE EAST-LL PKG CAPITOL ROTUNDA-VO
LETTER TO POPE-VOWIPE NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATION-VO
LETTER TO POPE-2SOTVO NFL PAINKILLER LAWSUIT-VOTOPS-ONCAM
BEEF RECALL-VOTOPS-EANIBOX-ONCAM NFL PAINKILLER LAWSUIT-PKG
BEEF RECALL-TRX-PKG TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
BEEF RECALL-TAG TZ4 A) CAR INSURANCE RATES-VO
NEW HOME PRICES-TRX-ONCAM TZ4 B) MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND-VOTOPS
INTO THE CREVASSE-VO WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT CAR INSURANCE RATES-ONCAM
TZ1 A) HURRICANE SEASON OUTLOOK-VO CAR INSURANCE RATES-TRX-PKG
TZ1 B) LIFE EXPECTANCY RATES MENTAL-VOTOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
WEATHER-STC FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
MEMORIAL DAY TRAVEL-VO TRAFFIC ALERT-CLIP
CURRENT GAS PRICES-TRX, CGTOPS BOOTH ALERT
HURRICANE SEASON OUTLOOK-VIDBOX-WIPE SOLDIER SURPRISE-TC MON VID
HURRICANE SEASON OUTLOOK-SOTVO SOLDIER SURPRISE-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP NAPELS ZOO FREE-CG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL MILITARY FREE AT CONSERVANCY-CGTOPS
HEALTHCAST CLIP-CLIP COLLIER SAFETY FAIR-CGTOPS
MENTAL ILLNESS LIFE EXPECTANCY-PLASMA VO SOAP FEST CHARITY WEEKEND-CGTOPS
WOMEN WITH DIABETES-VO BAREFOOT BEACH-WIPE, VOTOPS
XANAX EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS-VIDBOX TOPS ELEPHANT AT PARTY-TRX, VOTOPS
WHISKEY SALES-VO DUCK RESCUE-VO
FACEBOOK FIGHTS OVERSHARING-OTS, VO AWARD FOR BOY WHO REPORTED HOPE-VO-WIPE
OSCAR PIZZA GUY OPENS BUSINESS-VOWIPE AWARD FOR BOY WHO REPORTED HOPE-SOTVO
OSCAR PIZZA GUY OPENS BUSINESS-SOTVO BETTY WHITE AT ZOO-VO
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
TZ2 FUGITIVE FRIDAY-SS A) MOUNTAIN FALL-VO TOPS
FUGITIVE FRIDAY-TRX 3 SHOT B) MARK CUBAN COMMENTS-SOT VO
FUGITIVE FRIDAY-5 SS C) BEAR IN NAPLES-VOTOPS
CROSS TALK-3 SHOT SICK COWS-TRXVO TOPS
TEASE THREE-2 SHOT FRED COOPER-VOTOPS
TZ3 A) CALIFORNIA KIDNAPPING-VO BANK ROBBER-SSTOPS (2)
TZ3 B) PAINKILLER LAWSUIT-VOTOPS MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS CLOSE-3-SHOT
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HEADLINES


HUNDREDS OF COWS LEFT TO DIE IN A LEE COUNTY FIELD-

NBC-2 HAS THE EXCLUSIVE LOOK INSIDE THE FACILITY.

WE DIG DEEPER INTO WHO'S RESPONSIBLE.

PLUS WILDFIRES RAGE ON IN ARIZONA-

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING TO KEEP THE FLMAES AWAY FROM PEOPLE AND THEIR HOMES.

AND WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND?

IF YOU'RE STAYING OR GOING-

NBC-2 HAS ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW-

TO HAVE A FUN PACKED WEEKEND!

THE NEWS AT NOON STRATS RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL1) NEGLECTED COWS-TRX VOTOPS


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HL2) WILDFIRES-TRX VOTOPS


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HL3) HOLIDAY WEEKEND TRAVEL-TRX VOTOPS


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OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER SETUP-E-ANIBOX-SATFULL-2SHOT PUSH


THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND IS UNDERWAY.

FOR PROOF LOOK TO THE ROADS.

RIGHT NOW WE ARE TAKING A LIVE LOOK AT TRAVEL ACROSS THE COUNTRY!

LOTS OF CARS MAKING THEIR WAY THROUGH SAN FRANCISCO

TRYING TO BEAT THE FRIDAY RUSH HOUR.

AND BACK HERE AT HOME-

LOT'S GOING ON AS WE GET READY FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

AND I'M CHAD OLIVER.

RIGHT NOW-

METEOROLOGIST DAVID HECKARD-

IS IN OUR FIRST ALERT STORM CENTER-

TRACKING WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THE SKIES. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-ANIBOX


HOT WEATHER THROUGH THE WEEKEND

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...


NEGLECTED COWS-OC, VO, SS, OC


NBC2 IS GETTING AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT ONE OF THE BABY CALVES LEFT TO DIE IN A FIELD IN LEE COUNTY.

NBC2 WAS THERE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AS DEPUTIES REMOVED MORE THAN 100 CATTLE FROM THE PROPERTY IN FORT MYERS.

THE PROPERTY'S OWNER IS CHARGED ANIMAL CRUELTY AND IS OUT OF JAIL ON BOND.

NBC2 CHRISTY ANDREWS IS OUTSIDE THE LEE COUNTY JAIL FACILITY WHERE SOME OF THE SURVIVING CATTLE WERE TAKEN. Return to index of stories...


NEGLECTED COWS-TRX-LLPKG


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 THE SURVIVORS BACK TO HEALTH--

BUT THE CHANCES OF ALL OF THEM MAKING IT ARE SLIM.

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...


FRED COOPER TODAY-VO-SS


RIGHT NOW AT NOON. A CONVICTED KILLER IS BACK IN A LEE COUNTY COURTROOM.

FRED COOPER IS SERVING 2 LIFE SENTENCES FOR KILLING A YOUNG COUPLE, STEVEN AND MICHELLE ANDREWS INSIDE THEIR HOME IN THE GATEWAY COMMUNITY 2 DAYS AFTER CHRISTMAS IN 2005.

THE MOTIVE. ACCORDING TO PROSECUTORS. COOPER WAS JEALOUS BECAUSE HE FOUND OUT HIS GIRLFRIEND AT THE TIME WAS HAVING AN AFFIAR WITH STEVEN ANDREWS.

HE'S BACK TODAY FOR A POST CONVICTION HEARING.

THIS IS NEW VIDEO FROM TODAY'S HEARING.

COOPER IS QUESTIONING THE DNA TESTING THAT WAS USED AT BOTH OF HIS TRIALS.

THE JUDGE HEARD TESTIMONY FROM A DNA EXPERT WHO REVIEWED PAPERWORK FROM THE 1ST 2 TRIALS. Return to index of stories...


FRED COOPER TODAY-SOTVO


COOPER HAD 2 ATTORNEYS DURIGN BOTH TRIALS. ONE TESTIFIED THIS MORNING, THE OTHER WILL TAKE THE STAND AFTER LUNCH WHEN COURT RESUMES.

I WILL BE IN THE COURTROOM, AND HAVE UPDATES AT 4, AND LIVE REPORTS FROM THE COURTHOUSE AT 5 AND 6. Return to index of stories...


CCI 2ND INMATE DEATH-ONCAM, SS, VO


NBC-2 IS DIGGING FOR NEW INFORMATION AFTER ANOTHER INMATE DIED AT THE CHARLOTTE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION.

THIS MAKES TWO DEATHS IN TWO MONTHS.

THE LATEST INMATE TO DIE IS ​DAMION FOSTER.

HE WAS SERVING A LIFE SENTENCE FOR SEXUAL BATTERY ON A CHILD AND KIDNAPPING-

ALL OUT OF BROWARD COUNTY.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT SAYS THEY RECEIVED THE CALL--

JUST ONE DAY AFTER THE STATE RELEASED THE NAMES OF 9 GUARDS WHO WERE PLACED ON LEAVE.

THIS IS PENDING AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF MATHEW WALKER ON APRIL 11TH. Return to index of stories...


ALVA ROLLOVER-VOTOPS


A WOMAN IS RECOVERING FROM HER INJURIES THIS AFTERNOON-

AFTER SHE ROLELD HER CAR IN ALVA.

THIS HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 3 O'CLCOK THIS MORNING ALONG NORTH RIVER ROAD.

EMERGENCY CREWS HAD TO FREE HER FROM THE CAR USING THE JAWS OF LIFE.

THE INVESTIGATION INTO WHY SHE CRASHED IS NOW UNDERWAY. Return to index of stories...


POPE FRANCIS VISITS MIDDLE EAST-TRX-INTRO


FINAL PREPARATIONS ARE UNDERWAY FOR POPE FRANCIS' THREE DAY VISIT TO JORDAN, THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES AND ISRAEL.

NBC'S ANNE THOMPSON REPORTS ON THIS IMPORTANT VISIT TO JORDAN. Return to index of stories...


POPE FRANCIS VISITS MIDDLE EAST-LL PKG


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LETTER TO POPE-VOWIPE


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 LIAISON IN WASHINGTON D.C.

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


LETTER TO POPE-2SOTVO


SOT - Melissa Cowart - Catholic

43:18 does it make you wonder who do you trust? I don't trust anybody just for that reason. 43:22

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...


BEEF RECALL-VOTOPS-EANIBOX-ONCAM


A MASSIVE RECALL OF TAINTED GROUND BEEF IS NOW EXPANDING.

THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SAYS AT LEAST SIX RETAILERS ACROSS TEN STATES MAY HAVE SOLD THE BEEF PATTIES.

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


BEEF RECALL-TRX-PKG


OVERNIGHT - AN UPDATED LIST FROM THE USDA OF STORES THAT MAY BE SELLING THAT RECALLED GROUND BEEF.

AT LEAST SIX RETAILERS ACROSS TEN STATES.INCLUDING MAJOR CHAIN GORDON FOOD SERVICE MARKETPLACE - WHO RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING IN PART - "ANY CUSTOMERS THAT PURCHASED FRESH PREMIUM ANGUS BEEF STEAKBURGERS.SHOULD DISCARD ANY REMAINING PRODUCT IMMEDIATELY."

WOLVERINE PACKING COMPANY OF DETROIT IS RECALLING NEARLY 2 MILLION POUNDS OF GROUND BEEF PRODUCTS SOLD TO RESTAURANTS AND GROCERY STORES, AFTER ELEVEN CONFIRMED ILLNESSES.

THE COMPANY SAYS NO PRODUCT TESTED POSITIVE, BUT IT'S BEING "PRUDENT" WITH THE VOLUNTARILY RECALL AND REDOUBLING EFFORTS TO ASSURE "SAFETY STANDARDS EXCEED CUSTOMERS' EXPECTATIONS."

"Stay tuned. It's critically important that consumers pay attention to this outbreak and this recall information."

BUT IT'S NOT JUST BURGERS.ON THURSDAY - PREPARED FOOD MANUFACTURER LANSAL INCORPORATED - ALSO KNOWN AS HOT MAMA'S FOODS - ANNOUNCED *ANOTHER* MAJOR RECALL - NEARLY 15,000 POUNDS OF HUMMUS AND DIP PRODUCTS DUE TO POSSIBLE LISTERIA CONTAMINATION, THOUGH NO ILLNESSES HAVE BEEN REPORTED.

THESE PRODUCTS ARE FOUND IN SOME TARGET AND TRADER JOES STORES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

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BEEF RECALL-TAG


THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL TRACKED THE E.COLI OUTBREAK USING A SORT-OF GENETIC FINGERPRINTING.

THIS PARTICULAR STRAIN CAN CAUSE SEVERE FOOD POISONING, EVEN KIDNEY FAILURE.

SO FAR, SIX VICTIMS HAVE BEEN HOSPITALIZED. Return to index of stories...


NEW HOME PRICES-TRX-ONCAM


HOME SALES IN THE UNITED STATES ARE UP.

THEY WENT UP SIX POINT FOUR PERCENT IN APRIL-

WHICH MAKES THE RATE OF BUYING STILL SLOWER THAN 2013.

ECONOMISTS WERE PREDICTING A BIGGER INCREASE THIS MONTH-

WITH MORTGAGE RATES DROPPING AND THE WEATHER GETTING BETTER. Return to index of stories...


INTO THE CREVASSE-VO


AN AMERICAN CLIMBER IS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE AFTER HE FELL DOWN A CREVASSE IN THE HIMALAYAS ON MONDAY.

DOCTOR JOHN ALL OF WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY SUSTAINED FIVE BROKEN RIBS AND A BROKEN ARM --

AFTER FALLING AROUND 70 FEET INTO THE BOTTOM OF THE CREVASSE.

HE ROLLED HIS CAMERA, REVEALING THE DESPERATE SITUATION HE WAS IN.

BECAUSE OF THE EXTENT OF HIS INJURIES, IT TOOK HIM SIX HOURS TO CRAWL OUT OF THE HOLE AND ANOTHER THREE TO GET TO HIS TENT.

HE'S NOW RECOVERING FROM HIS INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US ON THE NEWS AT NOON-

IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US!

STARIGHT AHEAD-

WE ARE-

FORECASTING THE NEXT HURRICANE SEASON.

HIGH WINDS-

TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS-

AND RISING SEAWATERS!

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT IN THE MONTHS AHEAD.

PLUS-

NBC-2 IS GETTING NEW INFORMATION ON LIFE EXPECTANCY RATES AMONG PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS.

WHY IT MIGHT BE WORSE TO HAVE A MENTAL ILLNESS-

THAN BE A SMOKER!

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TZ1 A) HURRICANE SEASON OUTLOOK-VO


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TZ1 B) LIFE EXPECTANCY RATES MENTAL-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


MEMORIAL DAY TRAVEL-VO


IT'S THE OFFICIAL START TO MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

WHICH MEANS LOTS OF PEOPLE OUT ON THE ROADS!

THIS COULD BE THE BUSIEST MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND FOR TRAVEL SINCE 2005.

TRIPLE-A PREDICTS A NEAR RECORD NUMBER OF AMERICANS WILL TRAVEL DURING THE LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

IT'S EXPECTED THAT AT LEAST 36 MILLION PEOPLE WILL TRAVEL 50 MILES OR MORE.WITH 8 OUT OF 10 TRAVELING BY CAR. Return to index of stories...


CURRENT GAS PRICES-TRX, CGTOPS


WE DID SOME CHECKING.

AND HERE ARE YOUR GAS PRICES THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

NATIONWIDE GAS PRICES ARE 3.66.

HERE IN FLORIDA 3.60.

THE AVERAGE PRICES HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RANGES FROM 3.60 AND 3.80. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE SEASON OUTLOOK-VIDBOX-WIPE


FEDERAL FORECASTERS EXPECT A SLOWER-THAN-USUAL ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON THIS YEAR.

THE U-S NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION PREDICTS EIGHT TO 13 NAMED TROPICAL STORMS AND THREE TO SIX HURRICANES THIS SEASON.

N-O-A-A OFFICIALS SAID ONLY ONE OR TWO CATEGORY THREE OR HIGHER MAJOR STORMS ARE EXPECTED.

THE MAIN REASON FOR THE SLOW FORECAST IS EXPECTED EL NINO, WHICH WARMS PART OF THE PACIFIC EVERY FEW YEARS, AND POTENTIALLY REDUCES THE NUMBER AND INTENSITY OF TROPICAL STORMS. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE SEASON OUTLOOK-SOTVO


it only takes one destructive storm to make for a very bad season on the ground for our communities."

THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS ON JUNE 1, AND LASTS SIX MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


HOT WEATHER THROUGH THE WEEKEND

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...


HEALTHCAST CLIP-CLIP


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MENTAL ILLNESS LIFE EXPECTANCY-PLASMA VO


IN TODAY'S HEALTHCAST-

A NEW STUDY REVEALS MENTAL ILLNESS MAY REDUCE LIFE EXPECTANCY. AS MUCH AS OR MORE THAN HEAVY SMOKING.

PATIENTS WITH BIPOLAR OR SCHIZOPHRENIA DISORDER MAY SHAVE AS MUCH AS TEN TO TWENTY YEARS OFF THEIR LIVES.

WHILE THE AVERAGE HEAVY SMOKER LOSES EIGHT TO TEN YEARS.

THAT'S BECAUSE THEY'RE MORE LIKELY TO DIE BY SUICIDE OR BECOME ADDICTED TO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL.

RESEARCHERS SAY MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS ARE NEEDED IN RECOGNIZE AND TREAT MENTAL ILLNESS. Return to index of stories...


WOMEN WITH DIABETES-VO


WOMEN WITH DIABETES ARE MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP CORONARY HEART DISEASE. THAN DIABETIC MEN.

AUSTRALIAN RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT 50 YEARS OF DATA FROM OVER 60 DIFFERENT STUDIES.

THEY FOUND THE GENDER DIFFERENCE IN DIABETES-RELATED RISKS. WAS CONSISTENT ACROSS ALL AGE GROUPS AND REGIONS OF THE COUNTRY.

WOMEN WERE 44 PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP THE DISEASE.

AND EXPERTS SAY WOMEN ARE OFTEN DIAGNOSED WITH DIABETES AT AN ADVANCED STAGE. MAKING IT MORE DIFFICULT TO TREAT. Return to index of stories...


XANAX EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS-VIDBOX TOPS


A GOVERNMENT REPORT SHOWS A SHARP RISE IN EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS LINKED TO THE MISUSE OF XANAX--

WHICH IS A COMMONLY PRESCRIBED SEDATIVE.

THE NUMBER OF E-R VISITS FOR XANAX ABUSE MORE THAN DOUBLED BETWEEN 2005 AND 2011. REACHING NEARLY 125-THOUSAND.

THE COMBINATION OF XANAX WITH POWERFUL PAINKILLERS OR ALCOHOL IS ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS. BECAUSE IT CAN CAUSE PATIENTS TO STOP BREATHING. Return to index of stories...


WHISKEY SALES-VO


IT'S REALLY BECOMING A HOT COMMODITY-

AMERICAN MADE WHISKEY IS FLYING OFF THE SHELVES. AND DISTILLERIES ARE HAVING TROUBLE KEEPING 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...


FACEBOOK FIGHTS OVERSHARING-OTS, VO


FACEBOOK ANNOUNCED A NEW PRIVACY TOOL-

IT KEEPS ITS USERS FROM OVERSHARING!

IT HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND WHO REALLY GETS TO SEE YOUR INFORMATION --

YOU'LL GET A REMINDER WHEN YOU SHARE YOUR POST WITH THE PUBLIC. RATHER THAN JUST FRIENDS.

NEWCOMERS TO FACEBOOK WILL ALSO BE TREATED DIFFERENTLY.

THEIR FIRST POSTS WILL BE SHARED WITH "FRIENDS ONLY."

RIGHT NOW IT'S SET TO PUBLIC UNLESS YOU CHANGE IT. Return to index of stories...


OSCAR PIZZA GUY OPENS BUSINESS-VOWIPE


THE PIZZA DELIVERY GUY WHO BECAME FAMOUS AFTER DELIVERING PIZZAS TO THE OSCARS--

HAS HIS OWN RESTAURANT NOW.

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER ELLEN DEGENERES HOSTED THE ACADEMY AWARDS SHOW THIS YEAR.

SHE ORDERED PIZZA IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SHOW.

YOU CAN SEE STARS CHOWING DOWN ON SLICES IN THESE PICTURES.

HE SAYS SEVERAL MONTHS AFTER HIS APPEARANCE ON LIVE TV --

HE AND HIS BROTHER OPENED A TRADITIONAL NEAPOLITAN PIZZA RESTAURANT IN LOS ANGELES. HE SAYS HIS GUEST APPEARANCE AT THE OSCARS HAS HELPED HIS BUSINESS, TOO.

THE NEWEST PIZZA RESTAURANT ON SUNSET BOULEVARD IS WOOD.

AND IF YOU TAKE A GOOD LOOK YOU MIGHT EVEN RECOGNIZE THE OWNER.

A really like incredible experience.

So it was a really good something that happened to us.

EDGAR MARTIROSYAN WAS MADE FAMOUS DURING THE ACADEMY AWARDS BROADCAST WHEN HE DELIVERED PIZZA ON LIVE TV.

SEVERAL MONTHS LATER HE AND HIS BROTHER ERIC JUST OPENED A TRADITIONAL NEAPOLITAN PIZZA RESTAURANT, A CONCEPT THEY CAME UP WITH THEMSELVES.

Flour, sauce, we are getting from Naples, from Italy so it's really different experience, pizza experience.

THE BROTHERS TELL ME IT WAS ACTUALLY THEIR MOM WHO INSPIRED THEM TO GET INTO THE PIZZA BUSINESS.

WHEN THEY WERE KIDS, THEIR MOTHER OFTEN MADE PIZZA AT HOME.

NOW THEY'RE PUTTING THEIR CULINARY CHOPS TO THE TEST.

We are really happy that we are here in this neighborhood and we are hoping to do our best to serve the people around here and to make people happy.

EDGAR SAYS TO THIS DAY CUSTOMERS COME IN LOOKING FOR THE OSCARS PIZZA DELIVERY MAN.

A lot of customers come inside and they're like oh wow.

They love it.

AND WITH EVERY SNAP SHOT A PIZZA ORDER IS NOT FAR BEHIND.

--TAG---

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER ELLEN DEGENERES HOSTED THE ACADEMY AWARDS SHOW THIS YEAR.

SHE ORDERED PIZZA IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SHOW.

EDGAR MARTIROSYAN IS THE GUY WHO DELIVERED IT AND HELPED HAND IT AROUND TO THE STARS. Return to index of stories...


OSCAR PIZZA GUY OPENS BUSINESS-SOTVO


We are really happy that we are here in this neighborhood and we are hoping to do our best to serve the people around here and to make people happy.

THE BROTHERS SAY IT WAS THEIR MOM WHO INSPIRED THEM TO GET INTO THE PIZZA BUSINESS.

AND TO THIS DAY --

CUSTOMERS COME IN LOOKING FOR THE OSCARS PIZZA DELIVERY MAN.

WANTING TO SNAP A PHOTO WITH HIM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


ON THE RUN AT NOON,

A 28 TIME OFFENDER WITH A LONG HISTORY OF THEFT.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT SHE'S WANTED FOR NOW,

AND THESE OTHER CRIMINALS ON YOUR SCREEN.

FUGITIVE FRIDAY IS NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 FUGITIVE FRIDAY-SS


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FUGITIVE FRIDAY-TRX 3 SHOT


IT'S FUGITIVE FRIDAY AND YOUR HELP COULD PUT SOME BAD GUYS BACK IN JAIL.

TRISH ROUTTE WITH CRIMESTOPPERS IS HERE TO TALK ABOUT CRIMINALS WHO ARE ON THE LOOSE. Return to index of stories...


FUGITIVE FRIDAY-5 SS


We're starting off our list with a woman who's had her mugshot snapped 28 times

before - and that's just in Lee County. Ivorynia Bryant is on the run once again

- this time for violating terms of her probation on the heels of a long string of theft

charges. Over the last decade, this 33 year old fugitive has been in constant

trouble with the law, amassing a lengthy rap sheet riddled with charges of drug

possession, dealing in stolen property, grand theft, passing bad checks and

habitually driving with a revoked license. In addition to her Lee County charges,

Bryant has also been jailed in DeSoto County for aggravated assault. Bryant

was last known to be living in the Dunbar area, and may be using the alias of

Tenesha Davis. Upon her arrest, she will be held without bond.

Also on the run in Lee County is John Fonollosa, accused of stealing jewelry

and cash valued at more than $15,000 from a home he was doing work at earlier

this month. According to the victim, a $14,000 brial ring set and several hundred

dollars in cash were stolen from her South Fort Myers home while Fonollosa

was installing flooring. Immediately after the job was done, the jewelry and cash

went missing, and so did Fonollosa. This 31 year old Lehigh resident has four

previous bookings to his name, on charges of beating up a pregnant woman,

battery, drugs, and property damage. Upon his arrest, Fonollosa will be charged

with grand theft, dealing in stolen property and providing false information on a

pawned item.

Next up is Coty Harrison, a repeat offender who racked up his first felony arrest

on his 15th

grand theft and burglary, as well as grand theft auto when he was just 16. As an

adult, he's compiled seven additional arrests in Lee County for more burglaries

thefts and probation violations, as well as three in Charlotte County. Now at age

23, he's wanted for failing to show up in court after his last arrest for grand theft.

Harrison was last known to be living in the Suncoast area of North Fort Myers,

and has numerous tattoos, including a cross on both his back and his left hand,

and the name Lindsey on his left arm. Upon his arrest, Harrison will be held

without bond in the Lee County Jail.

birthday. As a juvenile, Harrison was booked on multiples counts of

And in Collier County, detectives are on the hunt for a man accused of the

heinous crime of molesting two young girls. Jose Soto-Hernandez has gone

into hiding since the two charges of lewd and lascivious molestation were levied

against him. According to detectives, Hernandez was an authority figure to the

young girls, however imploded that trust when he allegedly molested them. This

300 pound, 27 year old fugitive has a history of drug use, burglary and grand

theft, but these latest charges definitely trump any crimes he's committed in the

past. Hernandez, who also uses the alias of Angel Soto and the street name of

"Toro," was last known to be living in Immokalee, and could be moving around

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TEASE THREE-2 SHOT


STILL AHEAD ON THE NEWS AT NOON-

A CALIFORNIA WOMAN SPEAKS OUT ABOUT A TERRIFYING ORDEAL.

WHY SHE SAYS SHE WAS DRUGGED, RAPED, AND FORCED TO MARRY A MAN.

WHILE BEING HELD CAPTIVE FOR 10 YEARS.

PLUS-

IT'S A LAWSUIT OVER PAINKILLERS-

WHY N-F-L PLAYWERS SAY THEY HAVE MEDICAL PROBLEMS-

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DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS


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OPEN 12:30-CLIP


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SICK COWS-2SHOT VO


AND THANKS FOR JOINING US this AFTERNNON.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

AND I'M CHAD OLIVER.

LETS RUND OWN SOME OF YOUR TOP STORIES AT THE TOP OF THE HALF HOUR.

A CATTLE OWNER IS OUT OF JAIL.

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...


FRED COOPER-SSTOPS


THE MAN CONVICTED 5-YEARS AGO OF KILLING 2 PEOPLE IN THE GATEWAY COMMUNITY OF LEE COUNTY IS BACK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR A POST CONVICTION COURT HEARING.

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.

HE'S SERVING 2 LIFE SENTENCES.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO BE IN THE COURTROOM. Return to index of stories...


BANK ROBBER-SSTOPS (3)


AND A CRIME ALERT FOR YOU AT 12:30

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...


VA SCANDAL-TRX-VOFULL-OAniBx


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

THIS COMES AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA SENT HIS DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO PHEONIX YESTERDAY.

TRACIE POTTS IS IN WASHINGTON FOR US AT NOON WITH THE VERY LATEST. Return to index of stories...


VA SCANDAL-TRX-PKG


ALLEGATIONS OF MISCONDUCT ARE CROPPING UP AT V-A HOSPITALS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY:

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

"Those are doctors who are either in administration or gone."

"No longer working there?"

"Right."

"But they are still listed as having patients?"

"Yes."

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

"Whether in reality, providing good care or not, the focus becomes these numbers."

VETERANS. WAITING WEEKS FOR SURGERY:

"That request is on paperwork sitting at somebody's desk."

"If you get into your primary care is like pulling teeth - and it hurts just about as bad."

Ohio:49-:52

"We haven't let them down - we let them DIE."

ON CAPITOL HILL, A NEW AIDE PROMISES THEY'LL FIX IT:

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

V-A SECRETARY ERIC SHINSEKI STILL HAS SUPPORT HERE:

California 1:04-1:14

"Just changing people at the top may APPEAR to represent change but it's the culture, it's the system."

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

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AZ WILDFIRES-TRX-VOTOPS


FIREFIGHTERS ARE MAKING PROGRESS AT NOON-

AS WILDFIRES CONTUINUE TO BURN IN ARIZONA.

RIGHT NOW THEIR GOAL IS TO PROTECT COMMUNITIES ON THE EDGE OF FLAGSTAFF.

THE FIRE HAS SO FAR DESTROYED OVER 11 AND A HALF SQUARE MILES.

REINFORCEMENTS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT IN TO CONTROL THE BLAZE FROM THE AIR.

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AZ WILDFIRES-SOT VO


"Air attack is most effective when it can be backed up on the ground."

TODAY THERE'S A WINDSHIFT IN ARIZONA.

THIS IS CONCERNING BECAUSE FLAMES ARE MOVINF TOWARD HOMES.

THE WILDFIRE IS ABOUT 3 MILES AWAY FROM RESIDENTIAL AREAS WHERE PEOPLE ARE UNDER PRE-EVACUATION WARNINGS. Return to index of stories...


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MAJOR DAMAGE AND DESTRUCTION-

AFTER SEVERE WEATHER ACROSS THE NORTHEAST ON THURSDAY.

HAIL THE SIZE OF GOLF BALLS PELTED BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

THE HAIL WAS SO LARGE AND THE STORM SO FIERCE THAT IT SMASHED WINDSHIELDS AND DENTED CARS.

SOME DRIVERS PULLED OFF HIGHWAYS. AND WERE LEFT WAITING FOR TOW TRUCKS.

MEANTIME, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS INVESTIGATING A POSSIBLE TORNADO TOUCH DOWN NEAR ALBANY, NEW YORK.

AT LEAST ONE HOME WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED.

SEVERAL OTHERS WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED. Return to index of stories...


MOSCOW EMBASSY EXPLOSION-VO


THE U-S EMBASSY IN MOSCOW HAS CONFIRMED A U-S DIPLOMAT WAS AMONG FIVE PEOPLE HURT BY AN APPARENT GAS EXPLOSION-

AT AN APARTMENT BUILDING IN THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL.

THE EXPLOSION DAMAGED SEVERAL APARTMENTS IN A BUILDING ON ONE OF THE MAJOR THOROUGHFARES IN MOSCOW.

POLICE BLAMED THE EXPLOSION ON NATURAL GAS.

THE BUILDING WAS TEMPORARILY EVACUATED, ACCORDING TO RUSSIAN MEDIA REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


BUS PIPE BURST-VO


AMATEUR VIDEO CAPTURED SOME FRIGHTENING MOMENTS FOR PEOPLE ON A BUS IN RUSSIA THURSDAY.

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO-

A HOT-WATER PIPELINE BURST UNDER THE BUS, AND IT STARTED TO FILL WITH BOILING WATER.

PASSENGERS SCREAMED AS THEY FLED THE VEHICLE.

PEDESTRIANS NEAR THE SCENE WERE SEEN HELPING THEM.

AROUND 20 PEOPLE WERE ON THE BUS AT THE TIME.

SOME RECEIVED SEVERE BURNS AND WERE TREATED AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


TAINTED BEEF IN FLORIDA-TRX-VO-OC


AN NBC-2 CONSUMER ALERT AT NOON.

CHECK YOUR GROUND BEEF BEFORE YOU GRILL OUT THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

AN UPDATED LIST FROM THE US- DEPARTMENT OPF AGRICULTURE SAID AT LEAST SIX RETAILERS ACROSS TEN STATES MAY HAVE SOLD THE BEEF.

INCLUDING HERE IN FLORIDA.

EARLIER THIS WEEK --

THE USDA ANNOUNCED 1 POINT 8 MILLION POUNDS OF GROUND BEEF WERE BEING RECALLED.

THE MEAT MIGHT BE CONTAMINATED WITH A DEADLY STRAIN OF E COLI.

THE STORE THAT MATTERS MOST IS GORDON FOOD SERVICES -- G-F-S.

THEY DO HAVE A LOCATION IN FORT MYERS ON COLONIAL.

STORES ARE WORKING TO REMOVE THE MEAT FROM THEIR SHELVED.

THE PRODUCT -- FROM THE WOLVERINE PACKING COMPANY -- IS BLAMED FOR MAKING 11 PEOPLE SICK. Return to index of stories...


CA KIDNAPPING UPDATE-TRX-VO


A WOMAN HELD CAPTIVE FOR TEN YEARS IN CALIFORNIA --

IS NOW SPEAKING OUT ABOUT HER ORDEAL.

THE VICTIM. WHO WISHES TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS. AND IS NOW 25.WAS KIDNAPPED BY HER MOTHER'S BOYFRIEND.

SHE WAS ONLY 15 AT THE TIME.

SHE TOLD POLICE SHE WAS DRUGGED. RAPED. AND FORCED TO MARRY THE MAN WHO KIDANPPED HER.

HE TOLD HER SHE WOULD BE DEPORTED IF SHE TRIED TO GO HOME.

BUT RECENTLY SHE FOUND HER SISTER ON FACEBOOK AND FINALLY WENT TO POLICE FOR HELP. Return to index of stories...


CA KIDNAPPING UPDATE-SOTVO


Victim: I'm so happy to be with my family. That I want all the time. All the time I cry for her, for them, for my mom, and my sisters.

42-YEAR-OLD ISIDRO MEDRANO GARCIA.IS FACING SEVERAL FELONY CHARGES.

HIS ATTORNEY SAYS THE CHARGES ARE BOGUS-

AND A PART OF THE COUPLE'S ONGOING DIVORCE.

HE'S JAILED ON A MILLION DOLLARS BAIL. Return to index of stories...


NY CHILD PORN BUST-TRX-VO


SHCKING DETAILS AT NOON-

ABOUT A SWEEPING CHILD PORN BUST IN THE NEW YORK CITY AREA.

AUTHORITIES ARRESTED MORE THAN 70 PEOPLE - INCLUDING A POLICE CHIEF, A RABBI, AND A PARAMEDIC.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY POSED AS CHILD PORN COLLECTORS ONLINE, AND CAUGHT THE ACCUSED PORN TRAFFICKERS THROUGH PEER-TO-PEER SHARING.

AGENTS HAVE COLLECTED MORE THAN 600 COMPUTERS, TABLETS, SMARTPHONES. Return to index of stories...


MOM INTO OCEAN HAS NEW BABY-VO


THE MOM WHO DROVE HER THREE CHILDREN INTO THE WATERS OF DAYTONA BEACH-

JUST DELIVERED HER FOURTH CHILD IN A FLORIDA HOSPITAL.

REMEMBER THIS?

THIS VIDEO FROM MARCH--

IT SHOWS EBONY WILKERSON'S MINIVAN DRIVING HER MINI VAN INTO THE WATER.

SHE GETS OUT, AND WALKS AWAY WHILE WITNESSES RUSH TO RESCUE HER CHILDREN.

SHE FACES ATTEMPTED SECOND DEGREE MURDER CHARGES.

THE NEWBORN IS NOW WITH FAMILY MEMBERS. Return to index of stories...


FL: TAMPA CHRISTIE AND SCOTT CAMP-trxOC VO


FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS OUT ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL.

SCOTT WAS IN TAMPA ON THURSDAY.

NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE WAS AT HIS SIDE.

CHRISTIE TOOK SOME SHOTS AT GOVERNOR SCOTT'S OPPONENT IN HIS RE-ELECTION BID -- FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST.

CHRISTIE SAID THIS ISN'T THE LAST TIME HE PLANS TO BE IN FLORIDA IN THE COMING MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


FL: TAMPA CHRISTIE AND SCOTT CAMP-SOT VO


--SOT--

You know I'm going to be back many times because there's no more important race I think for the future of our country than this one here in Florida.

GOVERNOR SCOTT PUSHED THE NEED TO GROW JOBS AT THE STATE'S PORTS. Return to index of stories...


CAPITOL ROTUNDA-VO


THE CAPITOL ROTUNDA IN WASHINGTON D-C WAS CLOSED FOR A SHORT TIME THURSDAY AFTER SOME DEBRIS FELL.

THERE IS A PROTECTIVE CANOPY IN PLACE DURING RESTORATION OF THE CAPITOL DOME.

THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL REPORTS THAT A SMALL PIECE OF PADDING BETWEEN THE SCAFFOLD AND THE ROTUNDA WALLS DISLODGED AND FELL TO THE GROUND BELOW.

THE ROTUNDA WAS CLOSED FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. NO ONE WAS INJURED BY THE DEBRIS. Return to index of stories...


NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATION-VO


IT'S GRADUATION DAY AT THE U-S NAVAL ACADEMY-

THAT'S WHERE 1-THOUSAND MIDSHIPMEN FROM THE CLASS OF 2014 WILL BE COMMISSIONED.

DEFENSE SECRETARY CHUCK HAGEL WILL DELIVER THE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS.

THIS IS THE 164TH TRADITIONAL GRADUATION CEREMONY AT THE NAVAL ACADEMY.

THE CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE NAVY-MARINE CORPS MEMORIAL STADIUM. Return to index of stories...


NFL PAINKILLER LAWSUIT-VOTOPS-ONCAM


NEW INFORMATION ON A LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST THE NFL THIS WEEK.

FORMER PLAYERS SAT THEY TOOK PAINKILLERS-

AND NOW HAVE MEDICAL PROBLEMS BECAUSE OF IT.

SOME OF THOSE PLAYERS, INCLUDING A HALL OF FAMER, ARE SPEAKING OUT

--TALKING ABOUT HOW IT HAS AFFECTED THEIR LIVES.

OUR REPORT THIS AFTERNOON-

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FOOTBALL AND PAIN ARE INSEPARABLE. PRODUCING IMAGES OF AGONY THAT HELP SELL THE NEARLY 10-BILLION-DOLLAR SPORT AS A GAME FOR TOUGH GUYS.

FORMER NFL PLAYER JEREMY NEWBERRY. ONE OF EIGHT FORMER PLAYERS SUING THE LEAGUE. SAYS TEAM DOCTORS AND TRAINERS ILLEGALLY GAVE THEM PAINKILLERS WHILE CONCEALING THE EXTENT OF THEIR INJURIES. LEADING TO ADDICTION AND LONG-STANDING HEALTH PROBLEMS.

FOR HIM. IT'S HIS KIDNEYS.

I mean it was a season I literally was in a walking boot and crutches the whole season, wouldn't practice a day of the season, would blimp into the facilities, they'd give me a handful of vicodin, they'd shoot me up with some toradal, shoot me up with some Novocain, I could sprint out the tunnel and go play a game.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE NFL PHYSICIANS SOCIETY - an organization of team doctors - said he's surprised by the lawsuit.

"AS AN NFL TEAM DOCTOR FOR THE PAST 14 YEARS, I HAVE SEEN FIRST-HAND THE OUTSTANDING MEDICAL CARE THAT TEAM DOCTORS PROVIDE TO PLAYERS ON AND OFF THE FIELD.. AS DOCTORS, WE PUT OUR PLAYERS FIRST."

BUT RICHARD DENT. A PLAINTIFF IN THE CASE WHO PLAYED 15 SEASONS AND WON TWO SUPER BOWLS. SAID THE NFL NEEDS TO BE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE CUMULATIVE EFFECTS OF THESE DRUGS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


THERE'S STILL A LOT AHEAD ON THE NEWS AT NOON-

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR CAR INSURANCE.

WE HAVE NEW INFORMATION THAT SHOWS MANY DRIVERS ARE PAYING MORE THAN THEY SHOULD.

PLUS-

FAMILIES ARE GEARING UP FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND-

IF YOU'RE STAYING HERE-

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT THINGS TO DO IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

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TZ4 A) CAR INSURANCE RATES-VO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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CAR INSURANCE RATES-ONCAM


THERE ARE SOME NEW THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CAR INSURANCE.

CHANCES ARE, YOU'VE BEEN ASSUMING A LOT AND, THEREFORE, PAYING A LOT MORE THAN YOU REALLY SHOULD.

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IN SHOPPING FOR CAR INSURANCE, WE ALL GET. THAT THE YOUNGER THE DRIVER, THE HIGHER THE RATES.

BUT BEING A YOUNG HOMEOWNER.CAN REDUCE THEM.

"Home ownership does matter. so if you're a homeowner what that means is the insurance company sees you as a little more responsible"

LAURA ADAMS' WITH INSURANCEQUOTES-DOT-COM. WHO JUST FOUND IN SURVEYS OF SOME TWO THOUSAND AMERICANS.

.THAT THERE'S A LOT OF CONFUSION OVER HOW MUCH INFLUENCE DRIVERS HAVE IN SETTING AUTO INSURANCE RATES. FOR EXAMPLE, EDUCATION LEVEL.

"So, for instance, someone with a master's degree may get more favorable rates than someone with just a high school diploma"

INCOME, SHE SAYS, DOESN'T MATTER THAT MUCH.BUT YOUR CREDIT HISTORY DOES. REGARDLESS OF INCOME BRACKET.

"You know the good thing is that even folks with low income can have good credit. they dont have to be inter-related"

MARITAL STATUS MATTERS, TOO. RATES ARE LOWER FOR MARRIED DRIVERS.

ADAMS SAYS THE SURVEY WAS DONE TO SHOW CONSUMERS CAN, AFTER ALL, CONTROL THEIR PREMIUMS.

"Like the deductibles that you pay. the amount of coverage, even your claims history. so keeping a good, clean record, all of those things will help keep your rates low"

ONE FACTOR NOT LIKELY TO CHANGE. A 20 YEAR OLD MAN WILL STILL PAY ABOUT 25-PERCENT MORE FOR CAR INSURANCE THAN A WOMAN OF THE SAME AGE.

CHRIS CLACKUM, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


HOT WEATHER THROUGH THE WEEKEND

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...


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BOOTH ALERT


WE WANT TO UPDATE YOU ON A TRAFFIC ALERT FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.

A DUMP TRUCK HAS OVERTURNED AT STATE ROAD 31 AND NORTH RIVER ROAD IN LEE COUNTY.

GRAVEL AND SAND SPILLED OUT ONTO THE ROAD

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SOLDIER SURPRISE-TC MON VID


MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IS A TIME TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO SACRICED THEIR LIVES FOR OUR COUNTRY.

FOR ONE MAN STILL SERVING, HE FOUND A WAY TO SURPRISE HIS TWIN GIRLS.

LISA CARBERG HAS MORE ON THE HAPPY REUNION. Return to index of stories...


SOLDIER SURPRISE-PKG


S/ Bill Arendt/ Father:01 -:04

"The excitement level I have it's immeasurable right now!"

BILL ARENDT'S DAUGHTERS "THINK" HE'S STILL IN AFRICA.

S/ Christine Arendt/ Mother:08 -:18

"At Christmastime when they thought maybe he'll come home and surprise us or Veterans Day maybe he'll come and surprise us, and I had to keep saying girls he's not coming home. Don't get your hopes up."

BUT NOW. IT'S TIME.

AFTER JUMPING INTO THEIR DAD'S ARMS - STACEY AND AMANDA ARENDT JUST COULDN'T CONTAIN THEIR JOY.

AFTER TEN MONTHS APART - LONGING FOR THEIR DAD - IT'S HARD FOR THE GIRLS TO BELIEVE THAT HE'S REALLY HERE, HOLDING THEM IN HIS ARMS.

THE SURPRISE TOOK WORK FROM THEIR MOM, THE STAFF OF MCALLISTER INTERMEDICATE SCHOOL - AND THE MILITARY.

S/ Bill Arendt/ Father

"I am very excited and I'm glad we were able to do this. Right now Stacey is grabbing my neck this is very exciting, can you take us home? Of course. Yes!!!!"

AFTER THE GIRLS CAUGHT THEIR BREATH WE ASKED THEM WHAT THEY WANTED TO DO WITH DADDY NOW THAT HE'S HOME.

S/ Stacey Arendt/ Surprised by father 1:02 - 1:04

"I'm going to bring him home and never let him go again."

S/ Amanda Arendt/ Surprised by father 1:05 - 1:08

"Hug him and never let him go."

THE GIRLS THEN SETTLED DOWN - STILL GETTING USED TO THE IDEA THAT THEIR FATHER IS FINALLY "HOME" - SAFE AND SOUND.

THEY FINALLY GOT THEIR WISH - OF A SURPRISE RETURN.

S/ Christine Arendt/ Mother

"I'm glad we were able to keep it a secret right until the end and they are truly surprised they had no clue that this was coming." Return to index of stories...


NAPELS ZOO FREE-CG


LISA CARBERG REPORTING-

WITH THE START OF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND --

NBC-2 HAS A LOT OF EVENTS TO TELL YOU ABOUT-

HAPPENING AROUND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TODAY THROUGH MONDAY --

MILITARY AND KIDS GET IN FREE AT THE NAPLES ZOO.

FEED THE GIRAFFES, AND CHECK OUT THE NEW GIANT ANTEATER. Return to index of stories...


MILITARY FREE AT CONSERVANCY-CGTOPS


THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IN NAPLES IS HONORING OUR VETERANS THIS WEEKEND --

ALL ACTIVE AND RETIRED MILITARY GET IN FREE TODAY THROUGH MONDAY --

A REMINDER -- THE CONSERVANCY IS CLOSED ON SUNDAY.

TAKE THE FAMILY --

AND MEET BETSY -- THE NEW LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE AND ENJOY LIVE ANIMAL PRESENTATIONS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SAFETY FAIR-CGTOPS


THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE 5K RUN AND BIKE RIDE IS TONIGHT.

THERE'S ALSO A SAFETY FAIR.

THE FUN STARTS AT 5:30.

IT'S AT GOLDEN GATE COMMUNITY CENTER

THERE WILL BE PRESENTATIONS FROM COLLIER'S AVIATION, BOMB SQUAD, AND K-9 UNIT.

THERE WILL ALSO BE AN OPENING CEREMONY AT 8 P.M.--

WITH A SALUTE TO FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.

ENTRY FEE IS A SUGGESTED $10 DONATION THAT WILL PROVIDE SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AT-RISK YOUTH

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SOAP FEST CHARITY WEEKEND-CGTOPS


THE SOAPFEST RETURNS TO MARCO ISLAND THIS WEEKEND.

THIS EVENT HELPS RAISE MONEY FOR LOCAL CHILIDREN'S CHARITIES.

MORE THAN A DOZEN ACTORS FROM DAYTIMES SHOWS SUCH AS GENERAL HOSPITAL AND YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND.

THE EVENT KICKS OFF WITH THE A NIGHT OF STARS ON SATURDAY AT 7PM.

IT'S HAPPENING AT BISTRO SOLEIL WITHIN THE HISTORIC OLD MARCO INN.

"This year's SoapFest children's beneficiaries include Camp Able and the Island Theater Company Kids Program, among others" says SoapFest founder Pat Berry. Camp Able provides a program for local special needs children.

"You don't have to be a soap fan to have a great time and support the kids," says Ms. Berry. "SoapFest is a great weekend that showcases Marco Island's innate hospitality amidst its white sandy beaches and waterways nearby the Gulf of Mexico to daytime drama actors and fans from around the world," she adds.

More than a dozen actors from treasured daytimes shows such as General Hospital, One Life to Live, Young and the Restless and Guiding Light are expected to attend, many for return visits. "These actors generously donate their time and talents to raise money for our kids," explains Ms. Berry.

The three days of non-stop festivities include favorites such as the legendary "A Night of Stars", "Cruisin', Boozin' and Schmoozin' with the Stars", "Celebrity Karaoke Bar Bash", and "Brunch with the Boys".

SoapFest Charity Weekend kicks off with the A Night of Stars, Saturday, May 24th at 7PM at the quaint Bistro Soleil, located within the historic Old Marco Inn, 100 Palm Street. The evening's meal will be created by French born and trained, award winning Chef Denis Meurgue, well known for his unique and celebratory dinners.

This VIP event will offer several opportunities for up close and personal time with the actors. Celebrity guests from today's most popular daytime shows will join "old favorites," and be available for autograph signings, photos, Q&A, and live auctions.

A newly added feature to A Night of Stars is "Soapfest Game Night," where guests vie for prizes based upon answering trivia questions about their favorite soap stars and stories. This evening event always sells out, so tickets should be ordered promptly, advises Ms. Berry.

A Night of Stars tickets are $125 per person. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $200 and guarantees VIP seating with your favorite celebrity guest.

The fun continues on Sunday, May 25 aboard the Marco Island Princess yacht for the afternoon Cruisin' Boozin' & Schmoozin' With The Stars, to be held noon to 3 pm, departing from the Marco River Marina. The 3-hour boat ride is a perfect opportunity to mix and mingle with your favorite soap celebrity, while sightseeing Marco Island's coastal beauty as dolphins frolic in the water. Guests meet with actors for additional photographs and autographs. Raffles will be held for one-of-a-kind daytime drama memorabilia. Tickets are limited to 150 and cost $130 per person including a luncheon buffet.

The annual Celebrity Karaoke Bar Bash takes place at 9:00 pm until closing following the boat cruise on Sunday evening at Porky's Bar, located at 701 Bald Eagle Drive. This cherished event features daytime actors singing favorite tunes while pouring drinks to raise money. Ticket cost is $75 per person.

SoapFest concludes on Monday, May 26th with a brand new Sponsor VIP Brunch With The Boys of Daytime. Planning for this exclusive, one-of-a-kind event is underway with a very limited number of tickets available. According to Ms. Berry, details to this inaugural event are being kept under wraps as seating is very limited and special surprise guest are being confirmed daily.

"All levels of Sponsorships are available and offer personalized marketing opportunities to local businesses and individuals who want to reach Marco Island residents and upscale visitors while supporting local children," reports Ms. Berry. Call the Soapfest office 239-394-0080 for information on sponsorships.

Tickets for all events, updates to schedules, including current actor attendees, can be found at SoapFest.com. Tickets may also be purchased by phone by calling 239-394-0080. Return to index of stories...


BAREFOOT BEACH-WIPE, VOTOPS


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS THE SECOND BEST BEACH IN AMERICA.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE NEW RANKINGS JUST OUT FROM THE MAN KNOWN AS DOCTOR BEACH.

THIS YEAR, HE SELECTED BAREFOOT BEACH IN BONITA SPRINGS AS THE SECOND BEST BEACH.

DELNOR WIGGINS PASS STATE PARK IN NAPLES CAME IN 10TH.

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ELEPHANT AT PARTY-TRX, VOTOPS


MEET JUDY.THE PARTY ANIMAL.

WE FIRST BROUGHT YOU THIS STORY EARLIER THIS WEEK.

ANIMAL ADVOCATES AREN'T HAPPY ABOUT THIS.

---PETA IS CALLING FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO THIS ELEPHANT'S HANDLER --

ALL BECAUSE JUDY WAS RENTED FOR A BIRTHDAY PARTY IN REDINGTON BEACH.

JUDY POSED FOR PICTURES AND GAVE RIDES ON SATURDAY --

AND PICTURES OF HER WADING IN THE WATER WENT VIRAL.

BUT THE ANIMAL RIGHTS GROUP SAYS MANY CAPTIVE ELEPHANTS ARE ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN. Return to index of stories...


DUCK RESCUE-VO


EIGHT DUCKLINGS WERE RESCUED FROM A STORM DRAIN.

CHECK IT OUT-

THIS HAPPENED WEDNESDAY IN MASSACHUSETTES.

AFTER NOTICING A MOTHER DUCK PACING AROUND A DRAIN IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD, ONE COUPLE CALLED ANIMAL CONTROL AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS.

WORKERS OPENED THE DRAIN-

AND THE TEAM USED A BUCKET AND A CELL PHONE'S DUCK CALL APP TO LURE THE BABIES OUT.

THE MOTHER DUCK RAN AWAY DURING THE RESCUE--

BUT ANIMAL CONTROL LEFT THE DUCKLINGS WHERE SHE WAS LAST SEEN IN HOPES THAT SHE WILL COME BACK TO LOOK FOR THEM. Return to index of stories...


AWARD FOR BOY WHO REPORTED HOPE-VO-WIPE


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

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

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

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

HOPE'S SAVIOR TALKED TO NBC-2 ABOUT WHAT HE SAW. Return to index of stories...


AWARD FOR BOY WHO REPORTED HOPE-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...


BETTY WHITE AT ZOO-VO


A SPECIAL GUEST JOINED JACK HANNA FOR A SPECIAL EVENT AT THE COLUMBUS ZOO AND AQUARIUM THURSDAY.

GOLDEN GIRL BETTY WHITE HELPED HANNA CUT THE RIBBON FOR A NEW EXHIBIT. WHICH WILL HOUSE 150 ANIMALS FROM 20 SPECIES.

WHITE AND HANNA HAVE BEEN FRIENDS EVER SINCE THEY MET AT THE ZOO IN 19-79.

HANNA SAYS THE ENTRY WAY TO THE NEW EXHIBIT WILL FOREVER BE KNOWN AS "BETTY WHITE WAY." Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


FACING DEATH AND RECORDING IT ALL.

A MAN SOMEHOW SURVIVES A 70 FOOT FALL IN THE HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINS.

AHEAD AT FOUR NBC TWO SHOWS YOU HOW HE DEFIED THE ODDS.

"I know i'm prejudiced, I know I'm bigoted. like I said before, If I see a black kid in a hoodie at night on the same side of the street, I'm walking to the other side of the street

PLUS OUTSPOKEN NBA OWNER MARK CUBAN IS FACING NEW CONTROVERSY OVER THESE COMMENTS.

WE HAVE HIS NEW REACTION TO THE BACKLASH.

PLUS ITS GARBAGE DAY IN ONE LOCAL NIEGHBORHOOD.

THE VIDEO OF A BEAR GOING WILD IN ONE FAMILY'S FRONT YARD. Return to index of stories...


A) MOUNTAIN FALL-VO TOPS


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B) MARK CUBAN COMMENTS-SOT VO


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C) BEAR IN NAPLES-VOTOPS


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SICK COWS-TRXVO TOPS


A CATTLE OWNER IS OUT OF JAIL.

AFTER DEPUTIES ARRESTED HIM FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES.

OFFICIALS SAY BRIAN FREEMAN STARVED HIS CATTLE.

LEAVING A DOZEN DEAD AND 80 MALNOURISHED.

WE FOUND OUT A VETERANARIAN WILL BE CHECKING ON CATTLE TO GET THEM BACK INTO GOOD HEALTH. Return to index of stories...


FRED COOPER-VOTOPS


IN 30 MINTUES FROM NOW. A COURT HEARING IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS RESUMES.

IT INVOLVES FRED COOPER, A CONVICTED DOUBLE MURDERER, WHO'S SERVING 2 LIFE SENTENCES.

HE'S BACK IN LEE COUNTY FOR A POST CONVICTION HEARING.

HE IS QUESTIONING HOW THE DNA WAS TESTING DURING HIS 2 TRIALS.

THIS MORNIGN, TEH JUDGE HEARD FROM A DNA EXPERT, AFTER LUNCH ONE OF COOOPERS 2 ATTORNEYS WILL TAKE THE STAND. Return to index of stories...


BANK ROBBER-SSTOPS (2)


TOUGH LUCK FOR A GUY TRYING TO ROB A BANK.

NEW SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS SHOW THIS GUY ATTEMPTING TO ROB A WELLS FARGO BANK ON BAYSHORE ROAD IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

AUTHORITIES SAY, HE HANDED THE TELLER A NOTE CLAIMING TO HAVE A BOMB OF SOME TYPE.

HE DEMANDED CASH, BUT DIDN'T GET ANY.

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


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