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HL1) HURRICAINE TAX HOLIDAY-VOTOPS-TRX TEASE THREE-TRX VOTOPS
HL2) WRONG WAY DRIVER-VOTOPS-TRX TZ3A CLIPPERS-VOTOPS
HL3) WEATHER-WX TZ3B) READING RAINBOW-SOTVO
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP FIRST WEATHER
HURRICAINE TAX HOLIDAY-INTRO FIRST WEATHER
HURRICAINE TAX HOLIDAY-REMLIVE TS1) HURRICAINE PREPS-TC MON VO
HURRICAINE TAX HOLIDAY-VO TS2) WRONG WAY DRIVER-TC MON VO
HURRICAINE TAX HOLIDAY-SOT TS3) VA SCANDAL-TC MON VO
HURRICAINE TAX HOLIDAY-REMLIVE NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
SANIBEL HURRICANE SEMINAR-OC-SS CAPE HEROIN-TRX OC VO
CAPE CORAL ARMED ROBBER-TRX SS CAPE HEROIN-SOT-SS
WRONG WAY DRIVER-TRX OC MAP VO CLIPPERS SALE IN THE WORKS-PLASMA VO
COLLIER TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX-SS CLIPPERS SALE IN THE WORKS-PKG
LEE SCHOOLS KEYNOTE ADDRESS-TRX VO CHICAGO SKY DECK CRACKS-OC-VO
LEE SCHOOLS KEYNOTE ADDRESS-SOTVO BNR CHICAGO SKY DECK CRACKS-SOTVO
LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM-TRX OC DBX LEHIGH CAR PULLED OUT OF CANAL-VOTOPS
LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM-REMLIVE LEHIGH CAR PULLED OUT OF CANAL-SOTVO
LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM-VO MOM DRIVES INTO BAYOU-SOTVO
LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM-SOT (2) SOUTH KOREA FERRY UPDATE-OC VO
LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM-REMLIVE FORD SUV RECALL-TRX OC VO
OIL DRILLING FOLO-OC VO MALE PROM QUEEN-INTRO
MEDICAL MARIJUANA GOP VOTE-TRX-OTS (2) MALE PROM QUEEN-PKG
VA SCANDAL-TRX VO READING RAINBOW RETURNS-TRXVOTOPS
VA SCANDAL-TRXSOTVO READING RAINBOW RETURNS-NATVOTOPS
FL SUICIDE BOMBER-INTRO READING RAINBOW RETURNS-SOT VO
FL SUICIDE BOMBER-PKG SUNSPLASH OPENS-TRX-VOTOPS
BOSTON BOMBING-TRXVOTOPS TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS
NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE TZ4A) KIDS FIGHT-VOWIPE
SPELLING BEE 2 WINNERS-OC SOTVO
LOCAL SPELLER-SOTVO WEATHER TEASE-STC
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT KID APPS-ON CAM
TZ1A) HEROIN-VOTOPS-TRX KID APPS-PKG
TZ1B) SKY DECK CRACKS-VOTOPS WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
WEATHER-STC WEATHER-WX WALL
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP MAN ENCOURAGE KIDS TO FIGHT-ON CAM
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL MAN ENCOURAGE KIDS TO FIGHT-PKG
BONITA DOG UPDATE-VOWIPE
BONITA DOG UPDATE-SOTVO TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
Q LIFE CENTER MORTAGE-OC-VO TZ5A) TANNING WARNING-VO
CAPE DANGEROUS PRANK-VO-WIPE PG FLOODING PROJECT-VOWIPE
CAPE DANGEROUS PRANK-SOTVO PG FLOODING PROJECT-SOTVO
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FINE-TRXVOTOPS TANNING BED WARNINGS-TRX OC VO
MALEFICENT TODAY-TRXVOTOPS HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
STEVENSON TAUNT-OC VO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
TEASE TWO-TRVOTOPS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
TZ2A) RISE OF YUMMY-VOWIPE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
TZ2B) LEE CO SPORTS-VOTOPS FAMILY FIGURE CAR DECAL DANGER-VO
RISE OF THE YUMMY-ON CAM NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM
RISE OF THE YUMMY-PKG NOON TZA) INTERLINK CLOSING-VO
LEE CO. SPORT COMPLEX-VOWIPE NOON TZB) HURRICANE TAX HOLIDAY-VO
LEE CO. SPORT COMPLEX-SOTVO CLOSE-2-SHOT


HL1) HURRICAINE TAX HOLIDAY-VOTOPS-TRX


HURRICANE SEASON STARTS SUNDAY.

BEFORE YOU GET YOUR TO-GO BOX TOGETHER --

THERE ARE A FEW THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW.

INCLUDING HOW TO SAVE ON THOSE MUST-HAVE ITEMS. Return to index of stories...


HL2) WRONG WAY DRIVER-VOTOPS-TRX


PLUS--

A WOMAN IS IN POLICE CUSTODY AFTER A MORNING CRASH.

HOW SHE TOOK POLICE ON A WILD RIDE DOWN I-75! Return to index of stories...


HL3) WEATHER-WX


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NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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HURRICAINE TAX HOLIDAY-INTRO


WITH HURRICANE SEASON JUST AROUND THE CORNER, WE WANT TO HELP YOU GET READY.

I'M LINDSAY LOGUE.

AND IM STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

NBC-2 HAS PARTNERED WITH FLORIDA WEEKLY TO PRODUCE A SPECIAL HURRICANE EDITION.

WE SENT SAM SWEENEY OUT THIS MORNING TO HOME DEPOT.

THAT IS JUST ONE LOCATION WHERE YOU CAN SAVE A LOT OF MONEY IN THE COMING WEEKS DURING FLORIDA'S TAX HOLIDAY.

SAM? Return to index of stories...


HURRICAINE TAX HOLIDAY-REMLIVE


WITH THEIR SHELVES STOCKED STORES ARE READY FOR THE SALES TAX HOLIDAY. GOVERNOR SCOTT EXPECTS SHOPPERS TO SAVE 20 MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT NINE DAYS. Return to index of stories...


HURRICAINE TAX HOLIDAY-VO


WITH HURRICANE SEASON BEGINNING SUNDAY--- A MAJOR STORM MAY NOT BE ON YOUR MIND NOW--- BUT WHEN THE STORM'S APPROACHING, YOU DON'T WANT TO BE SCRAMBLING LAST MINUTE AND ONLY TO FIND EMPTY SHELVES.

SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS TIME TO SAVE MONEY.

HERE IS WHERE YOU WILL SAVE THE MOST MONEY-- GENERATORS. THIS ONE IS 1000 DOLLARS. THAT'S A 60 DOLLARS SAVINGS.

ALSO. IMPORTANT SMALLER ITEMS INCLUDING:

FLASHLIGHTS, BATTERIES, RADIOS. FIRST AID KIT-- AMONG OTHERS.

THE ASSISTANT MANAGER HERE AT HOME DEPOT TELLS US-- THERES ALSO SOME ITEMS THAT MAY NOT BE TAX FREE--- BUT ARE IMPORTANT FOR AFTER THE STORM. Return to index of stories...


HURRICAINE TAX HOLIDAY-SOT


Bags, gloves, rakes, bleach to disifect things. you might not have power for a week or so. i know when charlie hit we didnt have power for 10 days so you know those kinds of things you have to think about. what are you going to do. have gas for your grill outside so you can still cook. those kinds of things you have to think about what would you do without power for a week or 10 days.

CHARLES RENYHART Return to index of stories...


HURRICAINE TAX HOLIDAY-REMLIVE


TOMORROW BETWEEN 10 AND NOON. HOME DEPOT WILL HOLD A A HURRICANE PREPARDNESS EVENT. DIFFERENT VENDERS--- FROM STORM SHUTTERS TO THE RED CROSS WILL BE ON HAND WITH HELPFUL INFORMATION

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


SANIBEL HURRICANE SEMINAR-OC-SS


AND FOR THOSE ON SANIBEL ---

A HURRICANE SEMINAR IS SET FOR LATER TODAY

AT THE BIG ARTS CENTER ON DUNLOP ROAD.

YOU'LL GET SANIBEL'S HURRICANE PLAN AND THE ISLAND'S RE-ENTRY PERMITS.

THE SEMINAR IS FREE THIS AFTERNOON FROM 1 TO 3. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL ARMED ROBBER-TRX SS


NOW TO AN NBC2 CRIME ALERT --

CAPE CORAL POLICE NEED YOUR HELP TO CATCH A CRIMINAL.

TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THIS SKETCH --

POLICE SAY A GUNMAN TRIED TO ROB AN EMPLOYEE AT MICHAELS ON PINE ISLAND ROAD LAST NIGHT.

THE VICTIM SAYS SHE WAS IN THE PARKING LOT WHEN THE GUY WALKED UP, POINTED A GUN AT HER AND DEMANDED CASH.

THE VICTIM RADIOED OTHER EMPLOYEES TO CALL POLICE --

THAT'S WHEN THE GUY TOOK OFF.

IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO LOOKS LIKE THIS --

CALL CAPE CORAL POLICE. Return to index of stories...


WRONG WAY DRIVER-TRX OC MAP VO


NOW TO A DEVELOPING STORY AT 11.

A WOMAN CRASHED AFTER DRIVING THE WRONG WAY DOWN 1-75.

IT STARTED IN COLLIER COUNTY NEAR MILE MARKER 101.

IT ENDED AT MILE MARKER 116, IN LEE COUNTY.

BOTH COLLIER AND LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES TRIED TO PULL THE WOMAN OVER --

THEY SAY THE DRIVER THEN LOST CONTROL OF THE CAR, AND STOPPED JUST BEFORE A BIG WALL.

THE DRIVER WAS NOT HURT.

THE WOMAN WAS TAKEN IN FOR QUESTIONING. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX-SS


A HEADS UP FOR DRIVERS IN COLLIER COUNTY --

THE WESTBOUND LANES OF U.S. 41 BETWEEN TRIANGLE BOULEVARD AND COLLIER BOULEVARD WILL BE CLOSED WHILE CREWS DO UTILITY WORK.

TRAFFIC WILL BE AFFECTED OVER NIGHT TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOLS KEYNOTE ADDRESS-TRX VO


THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL YEAR IS OVER - AND TODAY LEADERS RECOGNIZED THE PEOPLE WHO MADE IT HAPPEN.

THE THEME AT THIS MORNING'S STATE OF OUR SCHOOLS ADDRESS WAS SUPER HEROES FOR EDUCATION.

SCHOOL LEADERS - INCLUDING SUPERINTENDENT DOCTOR NANCY GRAHAM - DRESSED UP AS SUPER HEROES.

SHE HIGHLIGHTED SUCCESSES FROM THE SCHOOL YEAR AND ADDRESSED CHALLENGES.

SHE SAYS BUSINESS LEADERS CAN HELP INFLUENCE DECISION MAKERS. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOLS KEYNOTE ADDRESS-SOTVO BNR


16:16:04 every time they learn a little more about us they can tell

someone else. They've got a sphere of influence different than ours

and it's valuable to have them on our team:13

THE DISTRICT IS WORKING ON ITS STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE NEXT THREE TO FIVE YEARS AND NEEDS YOUR HELP.

IT'S HOLDING COMMUNITY FORUMS THIS MONTH.

VISIT NBC-2.COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS FOR THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM-TRX OC DBX


ALL NEW AT 11:00

IN AN EFFORT TO PREVENT ANOTHER DROWNING, THE CAPE CORAL YACHT CLUB HAS ADDED A NEW PROGAM TO ITS SITE.

ITS CALLED 'THE LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM'.

ITS THE FIRST OF SOON-TO-BE SIX LOCATIONS IN LEE COUNTY.

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS LIVE WITH A FIRST LOOK AT HOW THE LAUNCH WILL OPERATE FOR FAMILIES ALL YEAR ROUND. Return to index of stories...


LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM-REMLIVE


SHOW AND TELL 20 BRAND NEW LIFE JACKETS AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM-VO


GETTING ONE IS SIMPLE--

PARENTS COME TO THE FUEL DOCK, SIGN ONE OUT AND TAKE JACKET SIZED

ACCORDING TO BODY WEIGHT.

THE LAUNCH IS PART OF A PARTNERSHIP WITH SAFE KIDS LEE, SEA TOW AND

BOATHOUSE RESTAURANT TO PREVENT DROWNINGS IN LEE COUNTY.

IN LEE COUNTY ALONE THIS YEAR, THERE HAVE BEEN THREE DROWNING DEATHS

AND FIVE TIMES AS MANY THAT RESULTED IN HOSPITALIZATION.

ORGANIZERS HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR SIX MONTHS ON THE PROGRAM, BUT AFTER

THE DROWNING DEATH OF A LITTLE BOY LAST WEEKEND, ORGANIZERS DECIDED TO

LAUNCH THE PROGRAM NOW. Return to index of stories...


LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM-SOT (2)


"To help prevent drowning. Drowning can be prevented by a variety of

different means and life jackets for those non-swimmers is one of

those means." BUTTED TO "Life safety is really important in anything we do especially when you

are out on the water- the water can be very difficult if you have

children that don't know how to swim without a life vest. It's really

important to have a life vest." Return to index of stories...


LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM-REMLIVE


ALSO AVAILABLE TO PARENTS AND FREE TO TAKE HOME ARE THESE NECKLACE

TAGS, ITS A WAY PARENT CAN KNOW WHOS ON 'WATER DUTY' WHILE THEYRE

AROUND THE WATER. ON THE BACK THERES WATER SAFETY TIPS.

LIVE IN CAPE CORAL, DANIELLE KOLENIAK NBC2. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING FOLO-OC VO


AN ENVIRONMENTALIST WANTS THE STATE TO CLARIFY THE STATUS OF A PROPOSED DRILL SITE NEAR GOLDEN GATE ESTATES HOMES.

MATTHEW SCHWARTZ IS THE FOUNDER OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WILDLANDS ASSOCIATION.

AS WE'VE REPORTED HE'S INVOLVED IN AN ONGOING LEGAL BATTLE OVER THAT CONTROVERSIAL COLLIER COUNTY PROJECT.

JUST THIS WEEK HE FILED A MOTION FOR AN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING.

THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE STILL HASN'T ISSUED HIS RULING WHETHER THAT PROJECT CAN MOVE FORWARD. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA GOP VOTE-TRX-OTS (2)


DEVELOPING OVERNIGHT--

THE REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED HOUSE HAS COME OUT IN FAVOR OF BLOCKING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FROM INTERFERING WITH STATES THAT PERMIT THE USE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

THE SOMEWHAT SURPRISING VOTE CAME AS THE HOUSE DEBATED A BILL FUNDING THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S BUDGET.

THE VOTE CAME AS ALMOST HALF THE STATES HAVE LEGALIZED MEDICAL MARIJUANA FOR THINGS LIKE IMPROVING THE APPETITES OF CANCER PATIENTS UNDERGOING CHEMOTHERAPY.

FLORIDA VOTES ON IT IN NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


VA SCANDAL-TRX VO


FIGHTING TO KEEP HIS JOB.

V-A SECRETARY ERIK SHINSEKI APOLOGIZED, ANNOUNCED CHANGES.AND RECOGNIZED THE EXTENT OF PROBLEMS IN THE VA SYSTEM.

ERIC SHINSEKI SAYS HE WILL REMOVE SENIOR LEADERS AT THE PHOENIX VA CENTER at the epicenter of the scandal.

He also said he is ELIMINATing PERFORMANCE AWARDS FOR VA LEADERS this year.

SHINSEKI APOLOGIZED TO VETERANS AND CONGRESS FOR NOT RECOGNIZING THE ISSUES EARLIER, BUT DECLARED THAT THE SITUATION CAN BE FIXED. Return to index of stories...


VA SCANDAL-TRXSOTVO


we now know the VA has a systemic, totally unacceptable lack of integrity within some of our veterans health facilities, that breach of trust, involve the tracking of patient wait times for appointments our initial findings of our ongoing internal review of other large VA healthcare facilities also show that to be true. that breach of integrity is irresponsible, indefensible and unacceptable.

THE VA HAS ACKNOWLEDGED 23 DEATHS NATIONWIDE DUE TO DELAYED CARE.

SHINSEKI INDICATED IN CONVERSATIONS THIS WEEK THAT HE WILL NOT OFFER HIS RESIGNATION UNLESS ASKED FOR IT.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS HE PLANS TO HAVE A "SERIOUS CONVERSATION" WITH SHINSEKI TODAY ABOUT WHETHER HE'S THE RIGHT MAN TO FIX THE VETERANS' CARE CRISIS. Return to index of stories...


FL SUICIDE BOMBER-INTRO


THE U-S CONFIRMS A MAN WHO STAGED A SUICIDE ATTACK IN SYRIA WAS AN AMERICAN.

HE WAS A PART OF A TERRORIST GROUP FORMED DURING SYRIA'S CIVIL WAR.

U-S OFFICIALS ARE NOT RELEASING HIS REAL NAME, BUT SAY HE'S FROM RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA.

MOHAMMED JAM-JOOM REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


FL SUICIDE BOMBER-PKG


IN SYRIA, HUGE EXPLOSIONS ARE SADLY NOTHING NEW.

BUT INSURGENTS SAY THIS MASSIVE BLAST WAS A FIRST.

PROUDLY PROCLAIMING IT WAS DETONATED BY AN AMERICAN SUICIDE BOMBER.

THIS PICTURE SHOWS THE ALLEGED MILITANT - WHOSE NOM DU GUERRE IS ABU HURAYRA - HOLDING A CAT.

AND VARIOUS AMATEUR VIDEOS POSTED ONLINE PURPORT TO SHOW NOT JUST THE ATTACK ON A GOVERNMENT CHECKPOINT, BUT ALSO THE PREPARATION FOR IT.

A DISTURBING DEVELOPMENT IN A WAR THAT WORSENS EVERY DAY.

US INTELLIGENCE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS HAVE ALREADY EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT AMERICANS WHO'VE JOINED UP WITH AL-QAEDA AND OTHER EXTREMISTS IN SYRIA.

AND NOT ONLY BECAUSE OF ATTACKS THEY'RE CARRYING OUT THERE.

If an American decides, either gets recruited from a Jihadi website or by a personal friend or acquaintance to go over and join the cause, they go over and they learn skills of terrorism. How to fire weapons, how to fire RPGs or mortars and worse yet, build explosive devices. And if they return to the United States with that skill set, it's very easy for them to generate a terrorist act here.

MOHAMMED JAMJOOM, CNN WASHINGTON Return to index of stories...


BOSTON BOMBING-TRXVOTOPS


NEW RIGHT NOW --

THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE INDICTS A MASSACHUSETTS MAN FOR OBSTRUCTING THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMINGS INVESTIGATION.

THE 23-YEAR-OLD IS CHARGED WITH DESTROYING, ALTERING AND FALSIFYING RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS --

SPECIFICALLY INFORMATION ON HIS COMPUTER.

ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS THE MAN TOOK A SERIES OF STEPS TO IMPEDE THE F-B-I'S INVESTIGATION OF THE TSARNAEV BROTHERS.

THE F-B-I SAYS THE MAN ATTEMPTED TO CONTACT THE BROTHERS AFTER THE BOMBINGS. 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...


SPELLING BEE 2 WINNERS-OC SOTVO


FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 52 YEARS --

WE HAVE CO-CHAMPION SPELLERS.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT --

HERE'S THE MOMENT FROM THE SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. LAST NIGHT.

2 spellers win, spell words correctly

THIS MAKES ONLY THE FOURTH CO-CHAMPIONS IN THE BEE'S 87-YEAR HISTORY. Return to index of stories...


LOCAL SPELLER-SOTVO


CAPE CORAL SPELLER JACOB WILLIAMSON WAS A FAN FAVORITE AT THE BEE ALL WEEK.

HE BREEZED THROUGH THE SEMIFINALS --

AND SPELLED HIS FIRST TWO WORDS IN THE FINALS CORRECTLY.

THEN THIS HAPPENED.

Jacob: c-a-b-a-r-a-g-o-y-a. What! Announcer: It's spelled k-a-b-a-r-a-g-o-y-a. Jacob. OH

SO CLOSE, JUST ONE LETTER OFF!

JACOB QUICKLY STOLE THE HEARTS OF PEOPLE WATCHING --

HE WAS TRENDING ON TWITTER YESTERDAY. PEOPLE COMING UP WITH THE HASH TAG TEAM JACOB.

HE'S THE FIRST SPELLER FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO MAKE IT TO THE FINAL ROUND.

A BIG CONGRATS TODAY TO JACOB ON AN INCREDIBLE RUN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


IT WAS *THE DRUG IN THE 70'S AND 80'S.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HEROIN.

AND IT'S MAKING A COMBACK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

DETAILS ON THE MAJOR BUST -- STRAIGHT AHEAD.

PLUS--

THIS GROUP OF FRIENDS RECOUNT THE TERRIFYING MOMENTS WHEN THE GLASS LEDGE IN CHICAGO'S WILLIS TOWER CRACKED BENEATH THEM. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) HEROIN-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1B) SKY DECK CRACKS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


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

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


BONITA DOG UPDATE-VOWIPE


WE WENT BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE LEE COUNTY ANIIMAL SERVICES RAIDED HOMES AND EVEN TOOK AWAY A PERSON'S DOG.

IT HAPPENED WEDNESDAY IN BONITA SPRINGS OFF ROSEMARY ROAD.

ROCKY WAS RESCUED IN THE RAID.

HE IS ON THE MEND THIS MORNING.

AFTER ANIMAL SERVICES SAID THEY FOUND HIIM DEHYDRATED AND TETHERED TO

A 113- DEGREE CEMENT SLAB.

RIA BROWN WITH ANIMAL SERVICES SAY ROCKY IS A *PRIME EXAMPLE OF WHY

THE COUNTY CREATED IT'S BRAND NEW "NO-TETHERING" ORDINANCE. Return to index of stories...


BONITA DOG UPDATE-SOTVO


sad to say he is not the worst. the worst would be the animals

we find dead on the end of a chain.

:05

ROCKY'S CARETAKER WAS CITED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY.

THE OWNER STILL HAS NOT COME TO PICK HIM UP.

ROCKY COULD BE UP FOR ADOPTION NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


Q LIFE CENTER MORTAGE-OC-VO


THE QUALITY OF LIFE CENTER HAS REASON TO CELEBRATE.

WE'VE JUST LEARNED IT HAS PAID IT'S 900-THOUSAND DOLLAR OVERDUE MORTGAGE.

THE CENTER, WHICH HELPS DISADVANTAGED YOUTH CAME VERY CLOSE TO DEFAULTING ON IT'S LOAN.

BUT, AS WE TOLD YOU LAST MONTH --

THE FORT MYERS CITY COUNCIL AGREED TO PAY 235-THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM THE GENERAL RESERVE FUND.

FORT MYERS BUSINESSES ALSO HELD FUNDRAISERS.

EVEN - MAGIC JOHNSON STEPPED TO GIVE A LARGE DONATION.

AS A THANK-YOU --

THE QUALITY LIFE CENTER WILL HOST A RECEPTION JUNE 10TH. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DANGEROUS PRANK-VO-WIPE


THIS COULD HAVE TURNED DEADLY.

TWO BOYS ARE ACCUSED OF PUTTING A CAR BUMPER IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUSY CAPE CORAL STREET --

AS A PRANK.

AND THEN CAUSING A WRECK.

IT HAPPENED ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD AND SOUTHEAST SECOND STREET.

WE'RE TOLD THE BOYS HID BEHIND SOME BUSHES TO SEE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN NEXT.

WELL, WITHIN A COUPLE OF MINUTES, TWO CARS CRASHED.

ONE WITNESS SAYS SHE HOPES THE KIDS ARE HELD RESPONSIBLE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DANGEROUS PRANK-SOTVO


Jennie Simpson, witness

9:03-9:14 "if they are going to do it now and they are going to watch it happen, knowing this is a busy intersection. Lots of traffic. Lots of people watching and they aren't gonna get caught this time, they are going walk away thinking they can continue to do it and they are going to get better at it. "

POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE TWO BOYS.

THEY COULD FACE FELONY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FINE-TRXVOTOPS


THE US DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION HAS FINED SOUTHWEST AIRLINES $200,000 FOR VIOLATING THE AGENCY'S FULL-FARE ADVERTISING RULES.

THE SECOND TIME IN LESS THAN A YEAR THE AIRLINE HAS BEEN TARGETED FOR SUCH A VIOLATION.

RULES STATE CONSUMERS MUST NOT BE DECEIVED WHEN THEY SEARCH FOR PLANE TICKETS AND THE D-O-T ALLEGES SOUTHWEST IGNORED THOSE RULES DURING AN OCTOBER 2013 TV CAMPAIGN IN ATLANTA ADVERTISING $59 FARES TO NY, LOS ANGELES AND CHICAGO -

BUT NO SEATS WERE AVAILABLE AT THAT PRICE. Return to index of stories...


MALEFICENT TODAY-TRXVOTOPS


MALEFICENT, THE BIG-BUDGET DISNEY LIVE-ACTION TALE STARRING ANGELINA JOLIE, OPENS NATIONWIDE TODAY.

THE FILM WAS CONCEIVED OVER FOUR YEARS AGO WITH JOLIE IN MIND.

JOLIE'S DAUGHTER, VIVIENNE JOLIE-PITT, APPEARS AS TODDLER AURORA, BRIEFLY.

THE THEN-3-YEAR-OLD TWIN SISTER OF KNOX WAS THE ONLY CHILD THEY COULD CAST WHO WOULDN'T HAVE A MELTDOWN AT THE SIGHT OF SCARY HORNS. Return to index of stories...


STEVENSON TAUNT-OC VO


LANCE STEPHENSON SAID TRASH TALKING WITH LEBRON JAMES WAS A MISTAKE, BUT HE WAS BACK TO SOME OF HIS OLD TACTICS IN GAME FIVE.

CHECK THIS OUT.

STEPHENSON PESTERED JAMES, LEANS OVER AND BLOWS IN JAMES' EAR.

LEBRON TRIES TO IGNORE THE STEPHENSON BREATHE, BUT EVENTUALLY CHUCKLES IN DISBELIEF.

THE PACERS WOULD GO ON TO WIN THE GAME.

GAME SIX IS TONIGHT IN MIAMI. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-TRVOTOPS


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON NBC-2.

WHAT IS A 'YUMMY?'

AND WHY DO YOUNG MEN WANT TO BE ONE?

WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT THE NEW FASHION TREND AMONG GUYS.

PLUS--

IF YOU LOVE BASEBALL, YOU'LL LOVE THIS.

RENOVATION TO THE MINNESOTA TWINS TRAINING FACILITY IS JUST ABOUT DONE.

COMING UP, A SNEAK PEEK OF THE ONE OF A KIND SPORTS COMPLEX. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) RISE OF YUMMY-VOWIPE


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TZ2B) LEE CO SPORTS-VOTOPS


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RISE OF THE YUMMY-ON CAM


DON'T BE SURPRISED IF YOU HEAR GUYS IN CITIES BEING REFERRED TO AS A "YUMMY."

AND WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT THEIR GOOD LOOKS.

CNN'S SAMUEL BURKE REPORTS IT'S A NEW MONIKER FOR THE YOUNG URBAN MALE. Return to index of stories...


RISE OF THE YUMMY-PKG


"I hate that term yummy, I prefer the old name for a young urban professional that drives around in a porsche, a douchebag."

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE RARE OCCASIONS -- WHERE COMEDY AND ECONOMICS COLLIDE.

"Like this guy, right here. This guy doesn't look like a yummy. I think a yummy looks like someone who weighs 400 pounds."

RAJ MAHAL IS A FORMER WALL STREET TRADER -- TURNED COMEDIAN. HE HATES THE TERM YUMMY, BUT -- IF THE DESIGNER WATCH FITS.

"I proudly put on an spf 15 moisturizer every morning, I go to the gym 3 or 4 times a week, half the time I actually work out. I buy nice hair product, I press my shirts. I like to spend money on myself because I think I've earned it."

"This is our shoe library and we've devoted a section to sneakers and its become a huge part of young man's and every man's wardrobe."

HERE AT BERGDORF GOODMAN -- ONE OF NEW YORK'S MOST EXCLUSIVE DEPARTMENT STORES -- THEY'RE TAILORING THEIR COLLECTIONS TO INCLUDE YOUNGER MEN.

"What statement does this shoe make for the yummy?"

"I'm confident, and I've got my own personal style and I'm not going to adhere to rules."

AND THE RULES OF HOW YOUNG MEN SHOP -- ARE CHANGING.

"I think the one thing I've noticed of late is that a lot of younger men are coming in in groups, they're assessing their purchases collectively. They know what they want.

They're clear about it and they go directly to the racks that are appealing to them. So they're utterly informed shoppers."

TODAY'S YUMMY IS NOT ONLY BOMBARDED BY FASHION BLOGS, MAGAZINES, TWITTER, AND INSTAGRAM - HE IS SOCIALLY CONDITIONED - TO SHARE WHILE HE SHOPS.

"Don't I just run the risk of looking arrogant if I post this on my Instagram account?

I think it's a really approachable piece, and I think people would think wow that's really cool, where can I go to get it?

THE YUMMY IS PART OF TODAY'S ECONOMIC REALITY. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO. SPORT COMPLEX-VOWIPE


THE LATEST PHASE OF THE 48 POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION TO THE MINNESOTA TWINS TRAINING FACILITY AT HAMMOND STADIUM IS JUST ABOUT COMPLETE.

WE GOT OUR FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW PLAYER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY.

IT'S ONE OF THE FIRST OF ITS KIND -- COMPLETE WITH FIFTY-EIGHT ROOMS FOR THE TWINS MINOR LEAGUERS.

FOR SEVENTEEN DOLLARS A DAY -- TWINS MINOR LEAGUERS CAN LIVE HERE -- BE FED, AND ENJOY A LARGE GAME ROOM. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO. SPORT COMPLEX-SOTVO


THE ROOMS ARE THEMED AFTER FORMER TWINS GREATS.

THE TWINS PUT SIX MILLION DOLLARS OF THEIR OWN MONEY INTO BUILDING THE FACILITY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRX VOTOPS


L-A CLIPPERS CO-OWNER SHELLY STERLING HAS HELPED BROKER A DEAL TO SELL THE TEAM FOR TWO-BILLION DOLLARS.

HOW DONALD STERLING MAY STAND IN THE WAY OF THE DEAL, COMING UP.

PLUS THIS--

take a look, its in a book, its reading rainbow

TALK ABOUT A BLAST FROM THE PAST.

REMEMBER READING RAINBOW?

ITS MAKING A COMEBACK.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A CLIPPERS-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) READING RAINBOW-SOTVO


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FIRST WEATHER


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FIRST WEATHER


ANOTHER ROUND OF SCATTERED STORMS TODAY

The last day of the work week starts rather warm. Temperatures are in the lower 70s and will warm to near 90 degrees this afternoon with some upper 80s at the beaches. We'll see a mix of sun and clouds this morning. By late morning clouds will be building and some downpours will be riding the east-southeasterly breeze across the state. This is a scenario very similar to yesterday; giving us isolated storms by midday and plenty of scattered storm activity through the afternoon. Some storms will be strong with gusty winds and heavy downpours. All of Southwest Florida is fair game to see rain today. Deeper inland areas will be favored early, but the the rains spread across toward the west-northwest. By the time the day is over, we'll end up with pockets of 2-3" rain totals; similar to the last couple of days. The storm activity will fade through the evening time frame and we'll see partly cloudy skies through the night.

We'll have another good rain chance on Saturday with plenty of scattered storms, some of which will start in the midday time frame. Storms tomorrow afternoon will likely be moving a bit more slowly and that could lead to some high rain totals in the heavier downpours.

A few afternoon storms stay in the forecast each day through the middle of next week with highs staying close to 90 degrees. Return to index of stories...


TS1) HURRICAINE PREPS-TC MON VO


GOOD MORNING IM STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

LETS TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR TOP STORIES THIS MORNING.

FOR THE FIRST TIME -- HURRICANE SUPPLIES WILL BE TAX-FREE THIS WEEKEND.

THE TAX HOLIDAY BEGINS TOMORROW AND RUNS UNTIL JUNE EIGHTH.

YOU CAN BUY FIRST AID KITS, BATTERIES, PORTABLE GENERATORS AND MORE -- ALL TAX FREE!

HURRICANE SEASON OFFICIALLY STARTS SUNDAY.

THIS YEAR THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER PREDICTS A BELOW AVERAGE SEASON AS FAR AS NAMED STORMS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) WRONG WAY DRIVER-TC MON VO


AND A WOMAN IS FACING SEVERAL CHARGES.

AFTER DEPUTIES FOUND HER DRIVING THE WRONG WAY ON I-75!

SHE WAS GOING NORTH IN A SOUTHBOUND LANE IN COLLIER COUNTY FOR ABOUT 15 MILES.

DEPUTIES FOLLOWED HER BUT SHE DIDN'T STOP UNTIL SHE LOST CONTROL AND WENT OFF THE ROAD NEAR BONITA BEACH ROAD,

SHE WASN'T HURT.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF ALCOHOL WAS A FACTOR. Return to index of stories...


TS3) VA SCANDAL-TC MON VO


AND SECRETARY ERIC SHINSEKI IS MEETING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA THIS MORNING.

HE APOLOGIZES TO VETERANS, CONGRESS AND SUPPORTERS.

AN INSPECTOR GENERAL'S REPORT THIS WEEK DETAILED 1700 VETERANS BACKLOGGED FOR APPOINTMENTS AT THE PHOENIX V-A HOSPITAL.

SHINSEKI SAYS HE'S GETTING RID OF THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE THERE.

AND REMOVING WAIT TIMES FROM EMPLOYEE EVALUATIONS. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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CAPE HEROIN-TRX OC VO


A CAPE CORAL MAN IS BUSTED FOR HEROIN FOR A SECOND TIME!

A SWAT TEAM RAIDED THE HOME ON SOUTHWEST THIRD STREET ARRESTing A HUSBAND AND WIFE.

POLICE CONFISCATED OVER 46-GRAMS OF HEROIN INSIDE THE HOME.

Also inside, THE COUPLE'S INFANT CHILD.

LORENZO MARQUEZ AND MARLEN BARRIOS were arrested and dcf was called.

MARQUEZ WAS ARRESTED LAST MONTH -

WHEN POLICE RAIDED THE SAME HOME AND FOUND HEROIN, MORPHINE AND OVER 6-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH. Return to index of stories...


CAPE HEROIN-SOT-SS


What happened after the first time? how could they get out and do it again?

MARQUEZ IS STILL IN CUSTODY IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL.

HIS WIFE PAID HER BOND AND WAS RELEASED.

CAPE CORAL POLICE SAY THERE HAVE BEEN 12 HEROIN-RELATED ARRESTS SO FAR THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


CLIPPERS SALE IN THE WORKS-PLASMA VO


THE N-B-A MAY GET WHAT IT WANTS SOONER THAN LATER.

THE L-A CLIPPERS HAVE A DEAL IN THE WORKS TO PASS OWNERSHIP TO A FORMER MICROSOFT C-E-O FOR TWO-BILLION DOLLARS.

ANDREW SPENCER REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


CLIPPERS SALE IN THE WORKS-PKG


THE TECH WORLD KNOWS STEVE BALLMER AS THE FORMER C-E-O OF MICROSOFT.

THE SPORTS WORLD KNOWS HIM AS A POTENTIAL N-B-A OWNER.

HE WAS PART OF A GROUP WHICH WANTED TO BUY THE SACRAMENTO KINGS AND MOVE THE TEAM TO SEATTLE, BUT THAT DEAL FELL THROUGH.

NOW, BALLMER HAS SIGNED A BINDING AGREEMENT TO BUY THE L-A CLIPPERS FOR TWO-BILLION DOLLARS -- TELLING THE WALL STREET JOURNAL EARLIER THIS MONTH HE WOULDN'T TRY TO MOVE THE TEAM.

THE DEAL WAS BROKERED BY SHELLY STERLING -- WHO OWNS HALF THE TEAM -- AND IT WON'T GO THROUGH BEFORE CLEARING SOME RED TAPE.

THE N-B-A'S BOARD OF GOVERNORS WILL HAVE TO APPROVAL THE SALE.

.AND THEN, THERE'S DONALD STERLING. THE LEAGUE IS STILL "IN THE PROCESS" OF TERMINATING HIS OWNERSHIP, AND HIS LAWYER MADE IT CLEAR HE DOESN'T WANT TO LET THE TEAM GO.

"We don't think the team can be sold without mr. Sterling's consent. Mr. Sterling is not going to consent, unless the NBA does something about the illegal charges they have filed against him and so far we've heard nothing to indicate that will occur."

.SO, WHO HAS TWO-BILLION DOLLARS JUST LYING AROUND? APPARENTLY BALLMER. HE WAS THE 24TH EMPLOYEE MICROSOFT EVER HIRED, AND AFTER STEPPING DOWN AS C-E-O THREE MONTHS AGO, HE STILL SITS ON THE BOARD. BALLMER IS ALSO SITTING ON 20-BILLION-DOLLARS IN ASSETS, ACCORDING TO FORBES, IN PART BECAUSE HE'S AN EVEN BIGGER SHAREHOLDER IN MICROSOFT THAN BILL GATES.

I'M ANDREW SPENCER, REPORTING Return to index of stories...


CHICAGO SKY DECK CRACKS-OC-VO


A SCARY SITUATION FOR SOME TOURISTS VISITING CHICAGO'S WILLIS TOWER.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS--

THESE FOUR MEN WERE STANDING ON THE SKYDECK WHEN THE GLASS COATING CRACKED.

THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO FALL OVER A THOUSAND FEET TO THE GROUND BELOW. Return to index of stories...


CHICAGO SKY DECK CRACKS-SOTVO


"My mind was like wow I could've literally just fell all the way through it./

I see that part crack so I immediately jump off I literally ran to the other side of the building."

A REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE WILLIS TOWER SAYS WHAT CRACKED IS A PROTECTIVE COATING FOR THE LEDGE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH CAR PULLED OUT OF CANAL-VOTOPS


CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO OF A MINIVAN BEING PULLED OUT OF A LEHIGH ACRES CANAL.

THIS IS AT 23RD STREET WEST AND SUNSHINE BLVD NORTH.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS NO ONE WAS INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH CAR PULLED OUT OF CANAL-SOTVO


"I was on my way home from work and ther was hundreds of people standing out here. When we got here the car was in the water, they were trying to pull it out.

RIGHT NOW DEPUTIES ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW THE VAN WOUND UP IN THE CANAL. Return to index of stories...


MOM DRIVES INTO BAYOU-SOTVO


A TEXAS MOM IS ACCUSED OF TRYING TO DROWN HER OWN BABY.

THE INCIDENT WAS CAUGHT ON CELLPHONE VIDEO.

NATS: hold the baby up, underwater, underwater!

THE CHILD IS OKAY -- WITNESSES RESCUED HIM.

BUT THEY HAD TO FIGHT THIS MOTHER OFF TO DO IT.

THEY'RE YELLING AT HER -- DON'T WORRY ABOUT YOURSELF, HELP YOUR BABY.

GALVESTON POLICE SAY LATONYA KIRVEN TRIED TO DROWN HIM AFTER DRIVING HER CAR INTO THE BAYOU ON SUNDAY.

SHE'S CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED CAPITAL MURDER. Return to index of stories...


SOUTH KOREA FERRY UPDATE-OC VO


SOUTH KOREA'S COAST GUARD SAID A DIVER SEARCHING IN A SUNKEN FERRY OFF THE COUNTRY'S COAST DIED AFTER AN ACCIDENT.

HE WAS THE SECOND DIVER TO DIE AS PART OF THE SEARCH FOLLOWING THE DISASTER ON APRIL 16TH.

OFFICIALS SAY THE DIVER WAS INVOLVED IN THE CUTTING OPEN OF THE HULL OF THE VESSEL.

HE WAS PULLED TO THE SURFACE AND DIED LATER AT A HOSPITAL.

DIVERS ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE MISSING ALMOST TWO MONTHS AFTER THE FERRY SANK. Return to index of stories...


FORD SUV RECALL-TRX OC VO


NOW TO A CONSUMER ALERT.

A STEERING ISSUE HAS PROMPTED THE RECALL OF ONE POINT FOUR MILLION FORD SUV'S.

THE RECALL INCLUDES FORD ESCAPES AND MERCURY MARINERS FROM 2008 TO 2011 --

AND FORD EXPLORERS FROM 2011 THROUGH 2013.

FAULTY ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS COULD CAUSE THE POWER STEERING TO GO OUT --

AND INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

FORD SAYS IT WILL FIX THE PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


MALE PROM QUEEN-INTRO


LET'S JUST SAY HE'S NOT YOUR TYPICAL PROM QUEEN.

A TEENAGE BOY IN CONNECTICUT ACCEPTED THE TIARA AT HIS SCHOOL'S PROM.

THE SENIOR, WHO IS OPENLY GAY, SAID HE'S SURPRISED BY THE SUPPORT FROM HIS CLASSMATES.

MICHELLE CHARLESWORTH SPOKE WITH HIM. Return to index of stories...


MALE PROM QUEEN-PKG


"I actually tripped at the beginning of my video, and it's hilarious because I was wearing 7 inch platforms shoes."

"I'm feeling for you."

"Yes."

NASIR FLEMING DID NOT NOMINATE HIMSELF FOR PROM QUEEN, HIS CLASSMATES DID. THEY'VE KNOWN HE WAS GAY SINCE HE WAS 12.

When you knew you were straight, I knew I was gay, that's what I like to say to people, when I originally got nominated, at first thought it was a joke, oh let's just nominate the gay kid to be prom king, because let's feed into homosexual stereotypes and even if that is the case, which I don't think it is, I think I've successfully turned that around.

standup - WHEN NASIR IS NOT HERE AT HIGH SCHOOL HE IS WORKING. HE WORKS ALL THE TIME IN FOOD SERVICE AT THE HOSPITAL, HE'S THE GUY WHO TAKES PEOPLES' ORDERS AND FILLS THEM, DOOR TO DOOR. AND HE SAYS AS UNEXPECTED AND CRAZY AS HIS LIFE IS RIGHT NOW HE HAS DEFINITE, SPECIFIC PLANS FOR HIS FUTURE."

"I want your job actually, so this is perfect experience."

AND WHAT ABOUT THE GIRLS WHO LOST THEIR CHANCE?

"They are upset about it, but I didn't vote for myself, the people nominated me and they voted for me, it's usually the very popular, caucasian, affluent girls who win this title, so I was surprised that some brown no that's not me, some brown, black, curly haired, hispanic boy purple hair now.

WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER KIDS AT SCHOOL?

"30 percent definite no problem, maybe another 25 percent OK that's cool and then the rest -- no ain't happening."

TO OTHER KIDS LIKE HIM HE SAYS BE KIND, BE STRONG & AUTHENTIC AND HE CREDITS LADY GAGA WITH REMINDING HIM HE WAS BORN THIS WAY.

"So hopefully she sees this interview." Return to index of stories...


READING RAINBOW RETURNS-TRXVOTOPS


READING RAINBOW HOSTED BY LEVAR BURTON, LOOKS TO MAKE A FULL RETURN IN A WEB BASED FORMAT.

THE AMAZING PART OF THE STORY IS THE AMMOUNT OF SUPPORT THAT CAME POURING IN IN JUST THE LAST DAY AND A HALF.

THE READING RAINBOW TEAM WENT TO KICKSTARTER ASKING FOR DONATIONS, AND IN 12-HOURS TIME, HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


READING RAINBOW RETURNS-NATVOTOPS


LeVar Burton and team watch kickstart hit 1 million dollars

LEVAR BURTON AND HIS TEAM MEMBERS WATCHED AS DONATIONS FOR SHOW'S RETURN BREACHED 1 MILLION DOLLARS.

AND NOW THAT NUMBER IS TOPPING 2 AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS.

BURTON HIMSELF GAVE A HEARTFELT THANK-YOU AND POSTED IT TO YOUTUBE. Return to index of stories...


READING RAINBOW RETURNS-SOT VO


" I am overwhelmed.thank you so much..It's unbelievabel, actually its very believable, thank you so much."

THERE AREN'T ANY DEFINED DATES ON WHEN THE SHOW WILL BEGIN.

BUT WE KNOW THAT IT WILL BE WEB BASED WITH THE GOAL OF REACHING CLASSROOMS AROUND THE COUNTRY AND ALL OVER THE WORLD.

THERE'S AN INTERACTIVE SIDE TOO, WITH APPS AVAILABLE IN THE ITUNES AND ANDROID MARKETS. Return to index of stories...


SUNSPLASH OPENS-TRX-VOTOPS


NOW TO SOME SUMMER FUN.

SUNSPLASH WATER PARK IN CAPE CORAL IS OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR THE SUMMER SEASON.

IT'S SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S LARGEST WATERPARK.

SUNSPLASH WILL BE OPEN EVERYDAY FROM 10 A-M TO 5 P-M -- THROUGH AUGUST 17TH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS


COMING UP.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

A MAN ENCOURAGING CHILDREN TO FIGHT.

NOW, POLICE ARE NOW INVESTIGATING

PLUS--

MONEY DOESN'T GROW ON TREES.

BUT FINDING CASH IS AS EASY AS CHECKING TWITTER.

THE HIDDEN MONEY SOCIAL MEDIA CRAZE HAS SPREAD TO THE SUNSHINE STATE. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) KIDS FIGHT-VOWIPE


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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KID APPS-ON CAM


IF YOU'RE A PARENT AND HAVE A SMARTPHONE OR TABLET, YOUR KIDS PROBABLY KNOW HOW TO USE IT BETTER THAN YOU DO.

MIKE WENDLAND HAS SOME SUGGESTIONS THAT WILL HELP YOU SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR KIDS AND TURN ANY NIGHT INTO FAMILY NIGHT BY FINDING THE BEST APPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


KID APPS-PKG


APPS FOR KIDS ARE ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR CATEGORIES AVAILABLE FOR SMARTPHONES AND THERE ARE GAMES AND EDUCATIONAL CHOICES AVAILABLE IN GREAT QUANTITY AND QUALITY. SO FOR STARTERS, CHECK OUT THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE BEST APPS FOR KIDS WEBSITE. THEY REVIEW AND SORT KID APPS BY AGE GROUP AND CAN QUICKLY HELP YOU FIND THE BEST APP OR EBOOK FOR WHATEVER CATEGORY YOU'RE SEARCHING.

I LIKE THE APPS FROM DUCK DUCK MOOSE, ESPECIALLY THEIR FREE CHATTERPIX KIDS IPHONE APP THAT LETS CHILDREN TAKE A PICTURE WITH THE SMARTPHONE AND THEN TURN THEIR PHOTO INTO A PUPPET THAT TALKS WITH YOUR CHILD'S VOICE.

IF YOUR KID LIKES SCIENCE, TRY THE ANSEL AND CLAIR: LITTLE GREEN ISLAND APP. IT PUTS YOUR KIDS IN CHARGE OF AN ISLAND AND THEY SOLVE VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, FROM CLEANING UP AN OIL SPILL TO PLANTING TREES. $1.99 FOR APPLE AND ANDROID DEVICES.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND FUN APPS, CHECK OUT SMARTAPPS4KIDS. THEIR VARIOUS MATH APPS ARE GREAT TO HELP YOUNG KIDS WITH THEIR COUNTING SKILLS AND EVEN LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT MONEY AND FINANCE. 99 CENTS FOR APPLE DEVICES.

"Want more information about all this? No problem. I have made it easy for you. Just head over to my PC Mike Tech Blog. There's my address on your screen. I've built in direct links to everything you just saw. Till next time, I'm PC Mike Wendland, for NBC News." 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. Return to index of stories...


MAN ENCOURAGE KIDS TO FIGHT-ON CAM


A GROWN MAN GETS INVOLVED IN A PLAYGROUND FIGHT IN STATEN ISLAND -- ENCOURAGING HIS SON TO KEEP FIGHTING AND NOT WALK AWAY.

VIDEO OF THE FIGHT GRABBED THE ATTENTION OF OTHER PARENTS AND THE NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT.

SONIA RINCON REPORTS THE FATHER COULD FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


MAN ENCOURAGE KIDS TO FIGHT-PKG


Go ahead. Go ahead. Keep going."

FIFTH-GRADE FISTS WERE FLYING OUTSIDE THE P-S 60 SCHOOLYARD AND A FATHER CAN BE SEEN AND HEARD DIRECTING HIS SON TO FIGHT HARDER.

"Punch him in the face. There you go. Do it again. No. No. No. Turn around. Come back. Do it again."

IT HAPPENED A COUPLE WEEKS AGO AND HAS SINCE BEEN PULLED FROM SOCIAL MEDIA, BUT IT'S STILL MAKING HEADLINES -- NOW PROMPTING A POLICE INVESTIGATION AND IT'S STILL MAKING PARENTS CRINGE.

"Punch him again, punch him again. That was really. I was appalled."

NO ONE'S QUITE SURE WHAT THE FIGHT WAS ABOUT, BUT THEY SAY THERE WAS NO EXCUSE FOR THE DAD'S BEHAVIOR.

"He should have gone to the principal, said, 'My son is being bullied,' if he's getting bullied, and taken care of it the right way. Not put his son to fight out in the street. What is that teaching his son?"

SOMEONE WAS UPSET ENOUGH ABOUT IT TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE N-Y-P-D, WHICH IS INVESTIGATING, AND PARENTS HERE SAY DADS OR MOMS WHO BEHAVE THIS WAY SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

"They need to be reprimanded, and their children need to know exactly what was wrong."

THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SAYS, "THE PRINCIPAL HAS MET THE STUDENT AND HIS PARENT AND THERE WILL BE SWIFT AND APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION."

.BUT SOME PARENTS SAY THE SCHOOL HAS BEEN AWFULLY SILENT ON THE ISSUE.

"The school should have reached out, sent a letter following the incident that this type of behavior will not be acceptable by any parent or any child."

"Every child knows about it now. It's being spoken about at home. Make some sort of assembly where they speak to the children directly, and let the children speak back, too."

"Police sources tell CBS 2 News detectives have identified the man in the video and would like to speak with him. Police and the district attorney's office will decide whether or not to file charges, like child endangerment. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


STRAIGHT AHEAD, NBC-2'S METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING WILL BE BACK WITH A PREVIEW OF TODAYS WEATHER,

PLUS--

A NATIONWIDE CRACKDOWN ON TANNING BEDS AND AN EFFORT TO CUT DOWN ON THE DEADLIST FORM OF SKIN CANCER. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) TANNING WARNING-VO


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PG FLOODING PROJECT-VOWIPE


A FLOODING PROJECT MEANT TO ALLEVIATE SEVERE STORMWATER RUNOFF IS BEHIND SCHEDULE IN DOWNTOWN PUNTA GORDA.

THE CITY WAS WAITING FOR MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS IN FEMA MONEY TO REPACE OLD -- FAILING CULVERTS.

THE CITY'S ENGINEER TELLS US TEARING A LONG STRETCH OF BRICK ROAD TO GET TO THEM WAS HARDER THAN ANTICPATED.

THE PROJECT RUNS ALONG THE HARBOR WALK AND GILCHRIST PARK - SINCE JANUARY - TRAFFIC HAS BEEN REROUTED AROUND THAT AREA DURING CONSTRUCTION. Return to index of stories...


PG FLOODING PROJECT-SOTVO


:10 "Leonard Kompinski, Punta Gorda "Mother nature… one inch or four inches in a matter of hours can really flat out an area and it just can't go anywhere."

LAST YEAR WE WERE IN THAT AREA AS FLOODING FROM JUST ONE RAIN EVENT FORCED CITY OFFICIALS TO CLOSE DOWNTOWN ROADS FOR HOURS.

THE PROJECT IS SUPPOSED TO PREVENT THAT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN.

THE CITY HOPES TO HAVE THE PROJECT COMPLETE BY THE END OF JULY. Return to index of stories...


TANNING BED WARNINGS-TRX OC VO


THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION IS CHANGING LABEL REQUIREMENTS FOR SUNLAMPS AND U-V LAMPS USED IN INDOOR TANNING SALONS.

IT'S RECLASSIFYING THEM AS "MODERATE-RISK DEVICES" INSTEAD OF "LOW-RISK."

OFFICIALS ARE ALSO REQUIRING THAT THE PRODUCTS CARRY A BLACK LABEL, VISIBLE TO CONSUMERS, THAT STATES THE PRODUCTS SHOULD NOT BE USED ON PEOPLE UNDER AGE 18.

ALTHOUGH A BLACK BOX IS THE F-D-A'S STRONGEST WARNING, THIS DOES NOT OUTLAW OR RESTRICT THESE DEVICES FOR MINORS.

ACCORDING TO THE F-D-A, THE LAMPS EMIT U-V RADIATION THAT MAY CAUSE SKIN CANCER. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


WHETHER IT'S THE RESULT OF INJURY OR ARTHRITIS, MANY PEOPLE ARE LIMPING ALONG WITH ANKLE PAIN.

SURGERY IS SOMETHING THEY HOPE TO SIDE STEP.

BUT IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER SHOWS US HOW DREAD OFTEN TURNS TO RELIEF. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


PKG:

A CATASTROPHIC CRASH WHEN HE WAS 18 NEARLY COST ROBERT WERSCHKY HIS LEG. HE SUFFERED 23 BREAKS BELOW THE KNEE.

ROBERT WERSCHKY/ANKLE FUSION PATIENT

RUNS:

1:03 The ankle was more or less crushed with the foot.

HIS FOOT WAS REBUILT, BUT THINGS WOULD NEVER BE THE SAME.

ROBERT WERSCHKY/ANKLE FUSION PATIENT

RUNS:

1:03 Doctors at the time told me I would have a lot of problems later on in life and sure enough it came true.

AFTER SUFFERING FOR DECADES UNDER THE WEIGHT OF HIS INJURY, ROBERT'S ANKLE JOINT ALMOST DISINTEGRATED.

ROBERT WERSCHKY/ANKLE FUSION PATIENT

RUNS:

1:59 It became impossible to walk because the pain was so severe. And that's when I called Dr. Nemetz.

AFTER CONSIDERING HIS OPTIONS, HE DECIDED TO GO WITH THE MOTHER-OF-ALL ANKLE SURGERIES.

DR. JASON NEMITZ/FOOT & ANKLE ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

:28 The gold standard is ankle fusion for the vast majority of patients.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Fusing the joint is a permanent solution. It intimidates many people because it takes away some degrees of motion. But the procedure is often the right fix because it also takes away pain.

DR. JASON NEMITZ/FOOT & ANKLE ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

1:48 You strip the joint of all its cartilage and then you're convincing the joint that it's almost more like a broken bone rather than a joint anymore.

SEVERAL SCREWS COMPRESS THE BONES TOGETHER AND THEY EVENTUALLY FUSE. WHILE THAT JOINT IS NO LONGER FUNCTIONAL- TWO NEIGHBORING JOINTS OFFER SOME RANGE OF MOTION.

DR. JASON NEMITZ/FOOT & ANKLE ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

8:00 The foot can go up and down around that joint as well as side to side. So most people only lose about 5 to 10 digress of motion after this type of surgery.

2 SHOT

CLOSE UP OF FOOT FLEXING

RUNS:

1:55 See…this is normal and this is what it's like when it's fused. There is movement.

FINALLY FIXING HIS ANKLE GAVE ROBERT A FLEXIBILITY HE HADN'T FELT IN YEARS- THE FREEDOM TO MOVE WITHOUT PAIN. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


GWYNETH PALTROW IS MAKING PEOPLE MAD AT HER AGAIN ONLINE.

AND ACTRESS STACEY DASH IS COMING BACK TO TV, BUT NOT THE WAY YOU WOULD THINK!

REPORTER MARY MUELLER HAS THE DETAILS ON THESE STORES AND MORE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


IN AN INTERVIEW GWYNETH PALTROW RECENTLY SAID BEING BULLIED ONLINE IS LIKE SURVIVING A WAR.

JOHN MCCAINS' WIFE CINDY MCCAIN TOOK DEEP OFFENSE TO THE COMMENT TWEETING: Her life is like taking bullets for a soldier. What a joke! My 2 sons serving in the military should talk to her.

PALTROW HAS ENCOUNTERED HER FAIR SHARE OF NEGATIVE ONLINE PRESS.

LAST YEAR SHE FACED BACKLASH OVER A NEW COOKBOOK.

CRITICS CALLED THE RECIPIES TOO EXPENSIVE FOR EVERYDAY PEOPLE.

AND MORE RECENTLY SHE WAS CALLED OUT BY BLOGGERS.AFTER COMMENTS ON E! ABOUT WORKING MOMS.

SHE IMPLIED WORKING AN OFFICE JOB WOULD MAKE PARENTING EASIER THAN BEING AN A-LIST ACTRESS.

STACEY DASH IS ANOTHER ACTRESS WITH OPINIONATED VIEWS.

NOW THE "CLUELESS" STAR WILL BE TAKING THEM TO FOX NEWS CHANNEL.

DASH SAID IN THE PAST SHE SUPPORTED REPUBLICAN MITT ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT AND faced a BACKLASH FOR IT ON TWITTER.

ACCORDING TO FOX SHE WILL BE AN ON-AIR CONTRIBUTOR OFFERING CULTURAL ANALYSIS.

SINGER DEMI LOVATO ANNOUNCED AN UPCOMING WORLD TOUR.

ON TWITTER SHE POSTED THIS PICTURE SAYING SHE IS EXCITED TO SEE HER FANS AT THE CONCERTS.

DEMI ALSO POSTED A VIDEO ON INSTAGRAM TO GET FANS PUMPED UP.

TICKETS FOR HER SHOWS GO ON SALE JUNE 6TH.

I'M MARY MUELLER REPORTING. Return to index of stories...


FAMILY FIGURE CAR DECAL DANGER-VO


YOU SEE THESE IN EVERY PARKING LOT.

FAMILY STICK FIGURE DECALS ON CARS AND S-U-V'S.

BUT POLICE ARE SOUNDING AN ALARM --

WARNING YOU THEY'RE A LITTLE DANGEROUS.

THEY SAY THE STICKERS MAKE YOUR FAMILY A TARGET.

THEY GIVE PREDATORS TOO MUCH INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR FAMILY.

THE MORE DETAIL ON THE DECAL --

THE EASIER IT IS FOR A STRANGER TO TRACK YOU OR YOUR CHILD DOWN.

TO STAY SAFE -- OFFICERS SAY -- LEAVE OUT NAMES, TYPES OF SPORTS ANYONE PLAYS --

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NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM


RIGHT NOW-

WE ARE GETTING READY FOR THE NEWS AT NOON!

AND WE HAVE BREAKING-

NEW INFORMATION-

ABOUT SIX THOUSAND PEOPLE WHO ARE ABOUT TO LOSE THEIR JOBS-

THE NATIONS NUMBER TWO MAGAZINE WHOLESALER IS CLOSING ITS DOORS.

HOW IT AFFECTS PEOPLE HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AND IT'S ALMOST HURRICANE SEASON-

WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT ALL THE WAYS TO SAVE.

INCLUDING A TAX HOLIDAY ON HURRICANE SUPPLIES.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE THIS SUMMER. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) INTERLINK CLOSING-VO


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NOON TZB) HURRICANE TAX HOLIDAY-VO


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CLOSE-2-SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...