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ANCHOR SUPERS TZ3 B) MANHUNT UNDERWAY-VOTOPS
KEY LIST DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS
HEADLINES FIRST ALERT CLIP-CLIP
HL1) CAPE CORAL BEAR-TRX VOTOPS FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL
HL2) DAMAS IN COURT-TRX VOTOPS BERGDAHL HOMECOMING-VOTOPS-OaniBx
HL3) FL SHARK BITE-TRX VOTOPS BERGDAHL HOMECOMING-TRX-PKG
OPEN-CLIP GUNMAN ARRESTED-VO
TOSS TO JASON-2SHOT PUSH DEADLY PLANE CRASH-VO
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL AIR SHOW CRASH-E-ANIBOX-VOFULL
CAPE CORAL BEAR SPOTTED-TRX- SSTOPS (2)-ONCAM AIR SHOW CRASH-SOTVO
CAPE CORAL BEAR SPOTTED-LL-PKG MT RAINIER MISSING CLIMBERS-VO
DAMAS IN COURT-TRX-VOTOPS-ONCAM MUDSLIDE AREA REOPENS-VO
DAMAS IN COURT-LL-PKG FBI NATIONWIDE MANHUNT-TRX-VOWIPE
NORTH PORT MISSING GIRL-OC-TRX-SS-VO-SS FBI NATIONWIDE MANHUNT-SOTVO
CAPE STABBING-TRX-SS-VO KEEL LAYING CEREMONY-OTS VO
VENICE HOUSE FIRE-VO V STIVIANO IS BEATEN UP-VO
VENICE HOUSE FIRE-SOTVO DONALD STERLING ATTENDS BLACK CHURCH-TRX-VOTOPS
I95 ST AUGUSTINE CRASH-TRX-VO HURRICANE TAX HOLIDAY-VIDBOX RVL
BERGDAHL RELEASE-TRX-VO THE START OF HURRICANE SEASON-VO IN TC MON
HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS-VOWIPE THE START OF HURRICANE SEASON-PKG
HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS-SOTVO TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
BOUNCY HOUSE DANGER-TRX-VOTOPS-OaniBx TZ4 A) TRAVEL DEAL TOOL-VO
BOUNCY HOUSE DANGER-PKG TZ4 B) SICK DAY FIBBING-VOTOPS
BOUNCY HOUSE DANGER-TAG WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT TRAVEL DEAL TOOL-BUBBA
TZ1 A) SANIBEL COYOTES-VO TRAVEL DEAL TOOL-TRX-PKG
TZ1 B) FOOD FRESHNESS-VOTOPS HACKATHON-VOWIPE
WEATHER-STC HACKATHON-SOTVO
PRESIDENT OBAMA HEADS TO EUROPE-TRX-VO WATERSPOUT BOKEELIA-TRX-VOTOPS
EPA EMISSIONS-OTS VO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
SANIBEL COYOTES-TRX-VO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
SANIBEL COYOTES-SOTVO JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-TRX-OTS-SOTVO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP NATIONAL POLICE WEEK-VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL MARCO POLICE CHIEF-VO
HEALTHCAST CLIP-CLIP FAMILY REUNIFICATION-CGTOPS
LUNG CANCER BREATH TEST-OTS VO NAPLES BOTANICAL CLOSING-VIDBOX
ECIGAERETTE ADVERTISING-VOTOPS KITTEN KINDERGARTEN-CGTOPS
FOOD FRESHNESS APP-TRX-VOTOPS-OaniBx SICK DAY FIBBING-ONCAM
FOOD FRESHNESS APP-TRX-PKG SICK DAY FIBBING-PKG
FOOD FRESHNESS APP-TAG THE WORLD CUP FOR SHEEP-TRX-VO
BELMONT STAKES SATURDAY-VO ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ RACE-VO
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT ANN B DAVIS DIES-VO
TZ2 A) FLORIDA SHARK BITE-VO COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
FLORIDA SHARK BITE-PLASMA DISSOLVE VO B) BERGDAHL RELEASE-VOTOPS
FLORIDA SHARK BITE-TRX-PKG DEMAS IN COURT-TRXVO TOPS
FLORIDA SHARK BITE-TAG BEAR ON THE LOOSE-VOTOPS
BLACKHAWKS KINGS-TRX-NATSVO BEGDAHL COMING HOME-VOTOPS
MYSPACE WANTS YOU BACK-ONCAM MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
MALEFICENT TOPS BOX OFFICE-TRX-NATTOPSVO-OC CLOSE-3-SHOT
TEASE THREE-2 SHOT END TIME------------
TZ3 A) BERGDAHL HOMECOMING-VO  


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HEADLINES


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW-

A BEAR SEARCH IS UNDERWAY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-

AFTER NUMEROUS 9-1-1 CALLS.

WHERE IT'S ALL HAPPENING.

NBC-2 BRINGS YOU THE LATEST IN THE BEAR SEARCH.

AND AN ACCUSED MURDERER WAS SUPPOSED TO BE IN COURT THIS MORNING.

THE BIZARRE REASON A JUSGE WOULD NOT LET HIM.

PLUS-

A WOMAN ATTACKED OFF THE FLORIDA COAST.

WHY THERE'S DIFFERENCES IN OPINION- AS TO WHAT ACTUALLY BIT HER!

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


HL1) CAPE CORAL BEAR-TRX VOTOPS


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HL2) DAMAS IN COURT-TRX VOTOPS


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HL3) FL SHARK BITE-TRX VOTOPS


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OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO JASON-2SHOT PUSH


GOOD AFTERNOON-

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON THE NEWS AT NOON.

I'M LINDSAY LOGUE.

AND I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

WE HAVE A LOT OF STORIES TO GET TO BUT FIRST WE WANT TO TAKE YOU TO OUR FIRST ALERT HURRICAINE TRACKING CENTER.

THAT'S WHERE WE FIND NBC-2 METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING ALREADY TRACKING RAIN TODAY. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


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CAPE CORAL BEAR SPOTTED-TRX- SSTOPS (2)-ONCAM


TAKE A LOOK AT THESE PICTURES!

OF A BEAR HANGING OUT AND TAKING A DIP IN A CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD.

NOW THE SEARCH IS ON TO FIND THESE BEARS--

AFTER SEVERAL 9-1-1 CALLS FROM PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

NBC-2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS ON 11TH TERRACE FOR US AT NOON-

THAT'S WHER ETHE BEAR WAS FIRST SPOTTED. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL BEAR SPOTTED-LL-PKG


"That's not a dog, that's a bear"

"I haD never seen anything like it."

IN LENA LURA'S 30 YEARS IN HER CAPE CORAL HOME SHES SPOTTED MANATEES,

DOLPHINS AND FISH IN HER BACKYARD CANAL.

BUT NEVER THIS---

A 150-PLUS POUND BEAR HANGING OUT ON A VACANT HOME'S DOCK AND THEN

JUMPING INTO THE CANAL FOR A SWIM.

"You know with it being a residential area you wouldn't think about a

bear being out here being on a sea wall."

CAPE CORAL POLICE TELLS NBC2 THEY RECEIVED NUMEROUS 911 CALLS THIS

MORNING ABOUT THE SPOTTED CREATURE-- NONE INVOLVING THE BEAR ACTING

VICIOUSLY.

NATS

FOR 30 MINUTES OUR CAMERAS CAPTURED THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

CHOPPER SEARCHING FOR THE BEAR, AND CAPE CORAL POLICE AND FWC

CANVASSING THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

LENA LURA HOPES ITS FAR GONE OUT OF HER NECK THE WOODS AND CREDITS THE

CREATURE FOR A LITTLE MORNING EXCITEMENT.

"Never seen anything like it! It's about the most exciting morning

I've had in a long time! Ahaha."

LIVE

UPDATE ON IF THEY FOUND THE BEAR.

FWC SAYS UNCLEAR IF THE ONE SPOTTED THIS MORNING IS ONE OF THE TWO

BEARS SPOTTED OVER THE WEEKEND.

FWC IS ADVISING ALL SWFL RESIDENTS TO KEEP THE TRASH IN AS CLOSE TO

PICK UP TIME AS POSSIBLE AND KEEP YOUR PET FOOD AND BIRD FEEDERS

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DAMAS IN COURT-TRX-VOTOPS-ONCAM


WE HAVE NEW, UPDATED INFORMATION AT NOON ABOUT THE NAPLES MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS FAMILY 5 YEARS AGO.

HE WAS SUPPOSE TO BE IN COURT THIS MORNING FOR A HEARING, BUT THE DEPUTIES LEFT IN HIM A HOLDING CELL BECAUSE HE WAS SINGING LOUDLY BEFORE THE HEARING STARTED AND THEY WERE WORRIED HE WOULD DISRUPT COURT.

MESAC DAMAS HAS BEEN IN A MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY FOR THE LAST MONTH, AND NOW THE ATTORNEYS AND THE JUDGE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT'S NEXT IN THE CASE.

NBC 2'S SAM SWEENEY WAS INSIDE THE COURTROOM AND TELLS US WHAT HAPPENED THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


DAMAS IN COURT-LL-PKG


STACEY, LINDSAY,

DEPUTIES TOLD US MESAC DAMAS WOULD BE ROLLED INTO COURT-- STRAPPED TO A CHAIR. BUT THAT NEVER HAPPENED. MINUTES BEFORE HIS COMPETENCY HEARING --- HE MADE IT CLEAR HE WAS'NT COMING IN QUIET.

TAKE NATS. 6 SECONDS

THAT'S HIM SINGING FROM A HOLDING CELL JUST OUTSIDE THE COURT.

THE HEARING WENT ON WITH OUT HIM. THE COURT SET A NEW COMPETENCY HEARING FOR AUGUST FIRST. DAMAS' DOCTORS AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS WILL BE ON HAND.

THE JUDGE ALSO SAID HE EXPECTS TO SET AN 8 WEEK TRIAL WINDOW FOR EARLY 2015. DAMAS' ATTNORNEYS SAID THEY MAY NEED MORE TIME.

TAKE LOOK LIVE

FOR THE PAST FOUR WEEKS DAMAS HAS BEEN IN A MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY, BUT ON FRIDAY WAS BROUGHT BACK TO THE COLLIER COUNTY JAIL AFTER HE WAS DEEMED COMPETENT.

REPORTING IN COLLIER COUNTY SAM SWEENEY NBC 2 Return to index of stories...


NORTH PORT MISSING GIRL-OC-TRX-SS-VO-SS


DEVELOPING AT NOON.

A NORTH PORT FAMILY IS DESPERATELY SEARCHING FOR THEIR TEENAGE DAUGHTER RIGHT NOW.

THIS IS 14-YEAR-OLD IVY WARHUL.

SHE;S BEEN MISSING FOR A WEEK.

HER PARENTS -- REALIZED SHE WAS MISSING LAST TUESDAY FROM HER MOTHERS HOME ALONG OCTAVIUS AVENUE IN NORTH PORT.

HER PARENTS BELIEVE SHE LEFT WITH HER 16-YEAR-OLD BOYFRIEND -- RONNIE SOUSA.

HE'S DESCRIBED AT 6-2 -- DARK HAIR DRIVING A HONDA ELEMENT.

WARHUL IS 5-2 AND 85 POUNDS.

SHE'S BLONDE AND HAS BRACES.

IVY'S FAMILY SAYS BOTH HER AND SOUSA MAY BE IN ORLANDO -- AND JUST WANT TO SEE HER COME HOME.

IF YOU SPOT THESE TEENS -- PLEASE CALL POLICE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE STABBING-TRX-SS-VO


A CRIME ALERT AT NOON.

CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THREE PEOPLE AFTER A STABBING IN CAPE CORAL.

THIS IS A BRAND NEW PICTURE OF ONE OF THE SUSPECTS.

POLICE SAY THIS MAN WAS IN A GETAWAY CAR AFTER ANOTHER MAN STABBED TWO PEOPLE BEHIND THE 7-ELEVEN OFF SANTA BARABRA AND NICHOLAS PARKWAY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY -- THE TWO VICTIMS RAN INSIDE THIS 7-ELEVEN AFTER THE ALTERCATION.

BOTH MEN WERE TAKEN TO LEE MEMORIAL AND ARE EXPECTED TO BE OK.

HERE'S ANOTHER LOOK AT ONE OF THE SUSPECTS.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE HIM.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING-

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VENICE HOUSE FIRE-VO


AN 84-YEAR-OLD WOMAN IS DEAD--

AFTER A FIRE IN VENICE OVERNIGHT SATURDAY.

THE FIRE STARTED AROUND MIDNIGHT -- AT THIS HOUSE OFF MOSS LANE.

NEIGHBORS SAY -- HER SON WOKE UP TO THE SMELL OF SMOKE.

HE TRIED TO GET HIS MOTHER, RUSHIE FRIEND, OUT OF THE HOUSE, BUT COULDN'T.

FIREFIGHTERS WEREN'T ABLE TO GET TO HER EITHER. Return to index of stories...


VENICE HOUSE FIRE-SOTVO


Frank hall

44:52-59-45:04-11

Woman of the neighborhood who kinda knew what everyone was doing. Ya know there's only 15 houses on the street so she kind of looked over everybody. Knew when people were away, would kind of watch out after their homes.

THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


I95 ST AUGUSTINE CRASH-TRX-VO


NBC-2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT A NASTY PILEUP CRASH OVER THE WEEKEND ON I-95 IN SAINT AUGUSTINE.

FOUR PEOPLE DIED DURING THE CHAIN-REACTION CRASH.

AUTHORITIES SAY -- THE CRASH HAPPENED SATURDAY EVENING.

11 CARS WERE INVOLVED.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A BIG-RIG WAS UNABLE TO SLOW DOWN IN TIME.

AUTHORITIES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


BERGDAHL RELEASE-TRX-VO


AN AMERICAN HELD FOR NEARLY FIVE YEARS BY THE TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN IS NOW IN AMERICAN HANDS.

THE TALIBAN RELEASED SARGEANT BOWE BERGDAHL AS PART OF A PRISONER SWAP--

THIS WAS IN EXCHANGE FOR FIVE TERRORISM DETAINEES FROM GUANTANAMO BAY.

THE 28-YEAR-OLD IS NOW AT LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER IN GERMANY, AND WILL EVENTUALLY BE REUNITED WITH HIS FAMILY IN THE STATES. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS-VOWIPE


THE 2014 HURRICANE SEASON IS OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY.

AND THIS AUGUST MARKS THE TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE CHARLEY.

THE CATEGORY FOUR STORM RIPPED THROUGH HISTORIC PUNTA GORDA.

FOUR PEOPLE DIED.

11-THOUSAND HOMES WE'RE DESTROYED.

CAUSING 3 BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

AS THE TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY APPROACHES, THE PEOPLE OF PUNTA GORDA ARE PROUD OF HOW FAR THEY'VE COME. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS-SOTVO


Dean Stainton, Hurricane Charley's owner

:18:09 it thrived. not only did it survive, but it thrived.

Carolyn Watt, Punta Gorda

:07:10 I can't believe what they've done. in some ways it was a blessing.

THE ACTUAL TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY IS AUGUST 13TH.

WE WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT FLORIDA WEEKLY IS PRODUCING A SPECIAL HURRICANE EDITION WITH US HERE AT NBC2.

IT'S AVAILABLE IN THIS WEEKS EDITION. Return to index of stories...


BOUNCY HOUSE DANGER-TRX-VOTOPS-OaniBx


TWO KIDS WERE INJURED OVER THE WEEKEND WHEN A BOUNCY HOUSE WENT FLYING THROUGH THE AIR.

IT'S THE SECOND SUCH INCIDENT IN LESS THAN A MONTH.

NBC'S JEFF ROSSEN REPORTS ON WHY IT KEEPS HAPPENING AND HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


BOUNCY HOUSE DANGER-PKG


**nats colorado cell phone video**

MAYHEM IN COLORADO SATURDAY. THIS BOUNCY HOUSE IN THE WIND, LITERALLY.

**NATS OVER VIDEO**

There's not a kid in there, is there?

YES.THERE IS. TWO YOUNG KIDS TRAPPED INSIDE. A BOY AND A GIRL. CELL PHONE VIDEO CAPTURING IT ALL.AS PARENTS PANICKED.

SOT VANNESSA ATENCIO/WITNESS

And then all of a sudden it picks up and there's a girl going down the slide. She flies about 8 feet in the air.

DESIREE HUNTER/WITNESS

As the wind picked up, it would just tumble. Like a bag in the wind.

WINDS WERE GUSTING NEAR 30 MPH. THE BOUNCY HOUSE TRAVELED NEARLY 300 FEET. THE TEN YEAR OLD BOY WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL. DOCTORS SAY HE'LL BE OK. THE YOUNG GIRL WAS TREATED AT THE SCENE.

SOT VANNESSA ATENCIO/WITNESS

It was pretty horrific and scary and you just kind of freeze in the moment and you don't know what to do.

IT IS SCARY TO WATCH.AND IT'S HAPPENED BEFORE.

**Nats of video as bounce house flies through air in 2011**

Oh my God! Oh my God!

IN 2011, 13 PEOPLE WERE HURT WHEN THESE BOUNCY HOUSES WERE TOSSED BY WIND ON LONG ISLAND.

**nats photo flashes**

AND JUST WEEKS AGO IN UPSTATE NY, TWO KIDS WERE SERIOUSLY HURT WHEN HIGH WINDS SENT THEIR BOUNCY HOUSE AIRBORNE. THEY FELL OUT PLUMMETING 20 FEET TO THE GROUND.

**nats jeff and expert, inflating bouncy house**

DAN STUCKEY IS THE GENERAL MANAGER OF "JUMP AND JAM", A SAFETY-CERTIFIED BOUNCE HOUSE COMPANY.

SOT DAN STUCKEY GENERAL MANAGER, "JUMP AND JAM"

DAN: This wall right here of the bounce house, it's just like a kite or a sail. If it's not properly secured, the bounce house the wind will take it and just tip it right over. I'll show you right now. This one is not properly secured, it's very easy for air to get underneath and just lift it up in the air.

JEFF: And if kids are inside, that's dangerous.

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BOUNCY HOUSE DANGER-TAG


JEFF ROSSEN REPORTING-

EXPERTS SAY MOST BOUNCY HOUSES AREN'T SAFE WHEN THE WIND GETS UP TO 15-20 MILES PER HOUR.

AND WHEN YOU SEE THE TOPS OF TREES SWAYING, IT'S TIME TO BRING IT DOWN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON THE NEWS AT NOON.

STILL AHEAD-

EXVLUSIVE VIDEO SHOWING COYOTES ON SANIBEL.

HOW THE UNFAMILIAR ANIMALS MADE THEIR WAY ONTO THE ISLAND.

TECHNOLOGY TEAMS UP WITH SCIENTISTS TO TELL YOU HOW SAFE YOUR FOOD IS.

THE QUICK AND EASY WAY TO EXAMINE WHAT YOU EAT.

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TZ1 A) SANIBEL COYOTES-VO


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TZ1 B) FOOD FRESHNESS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


PRESIDENT OBAMA HEADS TO EUROPE-TRX-VO


HAPPENING IN THE DAY AHEAD. PRESIDENT OBAMA GETS READY TO LEAVE FOR EUROPE TONIGHT.

HIS FIRST STOP - POLAND - WHERE HE WILL MEET WITH UKRAINE'S PRESIDENT-ELECT AND OTHER EASTERN EUROPEAN LEADERS.

THE PRESIDENT WILL ALSO SEE RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN LATER IN THE WEEK WHEN BOTH MEN WILL BE AMONG THE LEADERS IN NORMANDY TO COMMEMORATE THE 70-TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY. Return to index of stories...


EPA EMISSIONS-OTS VO


ALSO LOOKING HAEAD TODAY-

THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY WILL OUTLINE HOW THEY PLAN TO CUT CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS FROM POWER PLANTS.

IT'S THE MAIN PART OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S "CLIMATE ACTION PLAN" AGENDA.

THE RULES OUTLINED TODAY AIM TO REDUCE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS FROM EXISTING POWER PLANTS BY 30-PERCENT BY THE YEAR 2030. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL COYOTES-TRX-VO


HERE'S VIDEO YOU'LL ONLY SEE ON NBC-2.

NIGHT CAMERAS CATCH TWO COYOTES ON A GOLF COURSE-

THE SUPERINTENDENT AT SANCTUARY GOLF CLUB SET UP A WILDLIFE CAMERA AFTER HE SPOTTED FOOTPRINTS ON THE COURSE.

THE FIRST COYOTE SIGHTINGS ON THE ISLAND WERE THREE YEARS AGO.

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SANIBEL COYOTES-SOTVO


Kyle Sweets, Sanctuary Golf Club

:36:08 we were surprised to see them.

Butt sot

:37:27 first of all you got to wonder how it got there!?

THE CITY IS SETTING UP ITS OWN SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS THIS SUMMER TO DOCUMENT THE COYOTES.

THE CITY SAYS ITS MAJOR CONCERNS ARE FOR FAMILY PETS AND ENDANGERED WILDLIFE. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


SCATTERED STORMS THROUGH THE WEEK

Our work week starts with mainly cloudy skies. We will continue with those mostly cloudy skies through the day today. Temperatures are warm this morning, but won't warm up too much do to all of the cloud cover in place today. Afternoon highs will top out in the upper 80s today. Winds coming in from the east at 10-15 mph will help to spread showers and thunderstorms across the state and into Southwest Florida. Scattered showers and storms will dominate the afternoon with the majority of the area getting rain. It is another day where localized downpours can bring 2-3" of rain.

Through the week, unsettled weather will continue. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with scattered storms each day, mainly in the afternoons. Highs will stay in the upper 80s.

Hurricane season started yesterday and we already have an area of interest in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Conditions are not conducive for development, though. We'll keep you updated on tropical activity as we continue through the season. Return to index of stories...


HEALTHCAST CLIP-CLIP


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LUNG CANCER BREATH TEST-OTS VO


IN TODAY'S HEALTHCAST-

SCIENCE IS A STEP CLOSER TO DEVELOPING A BREATH TEST TO DETECT LUNG CANCER.

A DEVICE DEVELOPED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO CANCER CENTER EXAMINES ORGANIC COMPOUNDS FOUND IN EXHALED BREATH.

SCIENTISTS THERE SAY THE DEVICE CAN DISTINGUISH PATIENTS WITH C-O-P-D FROM THOSE WHO HAVE LUNG CANCER.

IT MAY ALSO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY HOW ADVANCED THE CANCER IS. Return to index of stories...


ECIGAERETTE ADVERTISING-VOTOPS


A NEW STUDY EXPLORES THE SURGE IN ADVERTISING FOR ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES.

RESEARCHERS FOUND E-CIGARETTE AD EXPOSURE TO TEENAGERS AND YOUNG ADULTS TRIPLED IN JUST TWO YEARS -- FROM 2011 TO 2013.

THERE ARE NO REGULATIONS FOR E-CIGARETTE ADVERTISING, AS THERE ARE FOR TOBACCO CIGARETTES. Return to index of stories...


FOOD FRESHNESS APP-TRX-VOTOPS-OaniBx


A NEW APP TELLS YOU HOW SAFE THE FOOD YOU'RE EATING IS.

AND IT COMES FROM A COMPANY USING TECHNOLOGY TO EXAMINE FOOD.

NBC'S BUSINESS AND TECH REPORTER SCOTT BUDMAN HAS A FIRST LOOK - AND SMELL. Return to index of stories...


FOOD FRESHNESS APP-TRX-PKG


IT'S SMALL, BUT ALREADY CATCHING ON IN A BIG WAY.

AN ELECTRONIC "NOSE" TO DETECT FOOD THAT'S GONE BAD.

IT'S CALLED "PERES," AND IT - ALONG WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE - IS COMING SOON TO A RESTAURANT AND KITCHEN NEAR YOU.

"everyone wants to know the food. scan with peres. results to your handheld or mobile."

PERES DETECTS COMPOUNDS IN FOOD THAT SHOW AGE, OR SPOILAGE. IT SENDS THE DATA INSTANTLY TO YOUR MOBILE DEVICE, VIA BLUETOOTH, TO WARN YOU IF FOOD IS BAD.

SOMETHING RESTAURANTS - AND HOMEOWNERS - SAY THEY'D LOVE TO HAVE.

"we use an ipad. every day we go thorough lots of meats. help us rotate it all."

"i would totally use it. i cook a lot. very organic. i'd like to know if what i cook is good."

INVESTORS ARE ALSO INTERESTED IN THE "FOOD DETECTIVE."

WHICH PASSED ITS INDIEGOGO FUNDRAISING GOAL AFTER ONE DAY.

GOOD NEWS FOR FOODIES.

.AND THE PEOPLE WHO SERVE THEM. Return to index of stories...


FOOD FRESHNESS APP-TAG


EVENTUALLY, THIS KIND OF TECHNOLOGY WILL LIKELY BE EMBEDDED INSIDE YOUR SMARTPHONE. MAYBE EVEN YOUR SMART REFRIGERATOR.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED NOW--

THE APP ITSELF WILL GO ON SALE THIS SUMMER. Return to index of stories...


BELMONT STAKES SATURDAY-VO


NBC-2 IS ALREADY LOOKING AHEAD TO THE WEEKEND AND THE BELMONT STAKES.

WE JUST LEARNED, THE OWNERS OF CALIFORNIA CHROME SIGNED THEIR FIRST MAJOR SPONSORSHIP DEAL FOR THE HORSE.

SKECHERS WILL BE FEATURED ON EVERYTHING FROM THE HORSE'S HANDLERS TO THE HORSE'S BLANKET.

CALIFORNIA CHROME IS GOING FOR THE TRIPLE CROWN.

IT HASN'T BEEN DONE SINCE 1978.

WATCH THE BELMONT STAKES THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, JUNE 7TH RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


THER'ES STILL A LOT MORE TO COME ON THE NEWS AT NOON.

ATTACKED OFF THE COAST OF FORT LAUDERDALE.

STRAIGHT AHEAD-

HER FRIENDS SAY SHE WAS BIT BY A SHARK-

BUT WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT DOCTORS ARE SAYING.

THAT'S NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) FLORIDA SHARK BITE-VO


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FLORIDA SHARK BITE-PLASMA DISSOLVE VO


A FLORIDA WOMAN IS RECOVERING TODAY FROM WHAT IS BELIEVED TO BE A SHARK BITE.

SHE AND SOME FRIENDS WERE TUBING IN FORT LAUDERDALE WHEN SHE WAS ATTACKED.

JAMIE GUIROLA REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA SHARK BITE-TRX-PKG


THIS IS THE SHARK BITE THAT WILL MAKE YOUR JAW DROP.

BELIEVE US, YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THE BLOODY PICTURE WITHOUT THE CENSOR.

S/ Kyle Branston / Friend:07-:13

"one side is all cut in and the other side you can see the teeth marks, I mean its a full, full bite mark."

A CHUNK OF 22 YEAR OLD JESSICA VAUGNS LEG IS NOW, WELL, IN THE BELLY OF WHAT HER FRIENDS SAY WAS A BULL SHARK.

S/ Peter Hogge / Boyfriend:20-:28

"I turned around when I heard the splash and I seen the fin caught her in the face"

"Just a big splash in the water, turn back and the tail or fin was out of the water and that was it"

THIS IS VIDEO OF THE MOMENTS BEFORE JESSICA WAS ATTACKED UNDERWATER. HER FRIENDS AND ROOMMATES HAVING A GOOD TIME WATER TUBING AT THE INTRACOASTAL IN FORT LAUDERDALE. JESSICA NEVER HAD A CHANCE TO MAKE THE RIDE.

S/ Nick Russo / Friend:40-:45

"At first she was scared to go in the water but she went for it anyway.

Q: Why was she scared?

She couldn't see the bottom."

BEFORE SHE COULD EVEN GET ON THE WATER TUBE, THE SHARK GOT HER.

HER QUICK FRIENDS IMMEDIATELY CAME TO THE RESCUE.

S/ Nick Russo / Friend:52-:59

"At that time we started backing up the boat to her, grabbed her by the life jacket, pulled her up on the boat, grabbed by buddy Kyle's shirt and applied a tourniquet."

JESSICA ALREADY RECOVERING FROM SURGERY.

S/ Peter Hogge / Boyfriend 1:02-1:07

"She's doing good. She's out of surgery some muscle and tendon damage but they repaired everything and some stitches and shell be all right."

SHE AND HER FRIENDS ARE ALREADY LAUGHING ABOUT THIS SCARY SHARK STORY, AND POKING FUN ON FACEBOOK

S/ Kyle Branston / Friend 1:13-1:18

"You gotta laugh about it because if you sit there and dwell on it there's no point" Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA SHARK BITE-TAG


THE 22 YEAR OLD IS EXPECTED TO BE OK --

AND SHE IS EXPECTED TO WALK AGAIN.

DOXTORS AREN'T SAYING FOR SURE THIS WAS A SHARK BITE YET--

BUT EVERYONE ON THE WATER SAID IT CAN'T BE ANYTHING ELSE. Return to index of stories...


BLACKHAWKS KINGS-TRX-NATSVO


nats of goal "kings are going to the finals!"

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT -- THE KINGS HAVE ADVANCED TO THE STANLEY CUP FINAL BY DEFEATING THE DEFENDING CHAMPION CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS.

THE KINGS WILL HOST GAME 1 OF THE STANLEY CUP FINAL ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AGAINST THE EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPION NEW YORK RANGERS. Return to index of stories...


MYSPACE WANTS YOU BACK-ONCAM


MYSPACE WANTS YOU BACK.

EVEN IF IT REQUIRES A LITTLE BLACKMAIL.

WE'VE LEARNED THE SOCIAL NETWORK IS EMAILING USERS OLD PHOTOS OF THEMSELVES IN HOPES OF ENTICING THEM TO RETURN TO MYSPACE. Return to index of stories...


MALEFICENT TOPS BOX OFFICE-TRX-NATTOPSVO-OC


before the sun sets on her 16th birthday

"MALEFICENT" APPARENTLY CAST A SPELL ON MOVIE GOERS.

THE "SLEEPING BEAUTY" REMAKE RAKED IN AN ESTIMATED 70-MILLION-DOLLARS AT THE BOX OFFICE.

MAKING IT NUMBER ONE THIS WEEKEND.

THE FILM STARS ANGELINA JOLIE AS THE EVIL FAIRY.

"X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST" DROPPED TO SECOND PLACE WITH 32-POINT-SIX-MILLION-DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2 SHOT


THERE'S STILL A LOT MORE TO COME ON THE ENWS AT NOON.

AFTER FIVE YEARS-- THE WAIT IS OVER.

THE LAST AMERICAN SOLDIER HELD CAPTIVE IN AFGHANISTAN IS ON HIS WAY HOME.

WE HAVE THE DETAILS-- STRAIGHT AHEAD.

PLUS-

A NATIONWIDE MANHUNT IS UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW.

FOR A MAN BELIEVED TO BE ARMED AND VERY DANGEROUS.

WHAT HE'S ACCUSED OF DOING-

AND WHERE AUTHORITIES THINK HE IS. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) BERGDAHL HOMECOMING-VO


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TZ3 B) MANHUNT UNDERWAY-VOTOPS


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DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS


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FIRST ALERT CLIP-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


SCATTERED STORMS THROUGH THE WEEK

Our work week starts with mainly cloudy skies. We will continue with those mostly cloudy skies through the day today. Temperatures are warm this morning, but won't warm up too much do to all of the cloud cover in place today. Afternoon highs will top out in the upper 80s today. Winds coming in from the east at 10-15 mph will help to spread showers and thunderstorms across the state and into Southwest Florida. Scattered showers and storms will dominate the afternoon with the majority of the area getting rain. It is another day where localized downpours can bring 2-3" of rain.

Through the week, unsettled weather will continue. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with scattered storms each day, mainly in the afternoons. Highs will stay in the upper 80s.

Hurricane season started yesterday and we already have an area of interest in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Conditions are not conducive for development, though. We'll keep you updated on tropical activity as we continue through the season. Return to index of stories...


BERGDAHL HOMECOMING-VOTOPS-OaniBx


THE RELEASE OF AN AMERICAN P-O-W IN AFGHANISTAN HAS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ON DEFENSE ABOUT THE PRICE THEY PAID TO BRING HIM HOME.

CELEBRATIONS ARE ALREADY BEING PLANNED FOR SGT. BOWE BERGDAHL'S EVENTUAL RETURN.

BUT THERE ARE ALSO QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THIS HAPPENED.

TRACIE POTTS IS IN WASHINGTON WITH DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


BERGDAHL HOMECOMING-TRX-PKG


"I'm so looking forward to seeing your face after these last five and a half years."

A MOTHER'S REACTION TO NEWS THAT HER SON IS FREE AFTER FIVE YEARS IN CAPTIVITY IN AFGHANISTAN.

"I'm proud of how much you wanted to help the Afghan people."

ARMY SGT. BOWE BERGDAHL -- A PRISONER OF WAR -- FREED IN EXCHANGE FOR FIVE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS TALIBAN COMMANDERS AT GUANTANAMO BAY.

super burned in

Arizona:28-:32

"These are the hardest of the hard-core. These are the highest high-risk people."

AND THEY'RE ALREADY BEING WELCOMED HOME.

THERE ARE QUESTIONS THIS MORNING ABOUT WHETHER THIS EXCHANGE PUT THE U-S AT RISK:

super burned in

Michigan:40-:47

"The number one way that al Qaeda raises money is by ransom, kidnapping and ransom. We have now set a price."

super burned in

"We didn't negotiate with terrorists." "That's a normal process in getting your prisoners back."

AND LAWMAKERS WANT TO KNOW WHY THEY DIDN'T GET 30 DAYS NOTICE OF THE EXCHANGE, AS REQUIRED BY LAW.

super burned in

"We did not have 30 days to wait and had we waited and lost him I don't think anybody would have forgiven the United States government."

THIS MORNING HE'S RECOVERING AT LANDSTUHL MEDICAL CENTER IN GERMANY.

audio outcue: Tracie Potts, NBC News, WASHINGTON.

AND THE ARMY SAYS THERE'S NO TIME FRAME FOR HOW LONG HE'LL BE THERE.

I'M TRACIE POTTS IN WASHINGTON - BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


GUNMAN ARRESTED-VO


A MAN SUSPECTED OF BEING THE GUNMEN IN THE BRUSSELS JEWISH MUSEUM SHOOTING WAS ARRESTED IN SOUTHERN FRANCE.

HE WAS DETAINED AT A TRAIN STATION FRIDAY AFTER CUSTOMS POLICE DISCOVERED A RIFLE IN HIS LUGGAGE AND A PISTOL ON HIS PERSON.

THE SUSPECT HAD SPENT A YEAR IN SYRIA FIGHTING WITH EXTREMISTS. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY PLANE CRASH-VO


A MAN WHO JUST WON A BITTER BATTLE TO CONTROL THE "PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER" DIES IN FIERY PLANE CRASH.

LEWIS KATZ WAS ONE OF SEVEN PEOPLE KILLED WHEN A PRIVATE JET CRASHED DURING TAKEOFF FROM AN AIRFIELD NEAR BOSTON SATURDAY.

EVERYONE ON BOARD DIED.

THE 72-YEAR-OLD KATZ AND A PARTNER STRUCK A DEAL TUESDAY FOR FULL CONTROL OF THE INQUIRER, A SISTER NEWSPAPER, AND A WEBSITE. Return to index of stories...


AIR SHOW CRASH-E-ANIBOX-VOFULL


A PILOT WAS KILLED SUNDAY WHEN HIS PLANE CRASHED AT THE STEVENS POINT AIR SHOW IN WISCONSIN.

THE ACCIDENT, WHICH WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA, STUNNED THOSE AT THE AIR SHOW. Return to index of stories...


AIR SHOW CRASH-SOTVO


He was doing his routine and it looked like he was coming straight down right behind the tower on the field and everybody said he's got to pull out, he's got to pull out and he just never did."

ORGANIZERS CANCELED THE REST OF THE SHOW AFTER THE FATAL ACCIDENT AND SENT THE CROWDS HOME.

THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


MT RAINIER MISSING CLIMBERS-VO


SIX CLIMBERS ARE MISSING AND BELIEVED TO BE DEAD ON MOUNT RAINIER IN WASHINGTON STATE.

SEARCHERS DETECTED PINGS FROM THE CLIMBERS' EMERGENCY BEACONS SATURDAY SOME THREE THOUSAND FEET BELOW WHERE THE GROUP WAS LAST HEARD FROM.

AUTHORITIES DON'T BELIEVE THE GROUP WOULD HAVE SURVIVED A PLUNGE THAT STEEP.

A SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE PARK SAYS IT'S HIGHLY UNLIKELY THAT THE BODIES WILL EVER BE RETRIEVED BECAUSE OF THE TOUGH TERRAIN. Return to index of stories...


MUDSLIDE AREA REOPENS-VO


PEOPLE ARE REMEMBERING THOSE LOST IN A DEADLY LANDSLIDE IN WASHINGTON STATE.

DOZENS OF PEOPLE ATTENDED A PRAYER AND MOMENT OF SILENCE AT THE "MEMORIAL TREE" IN OSO WASHINGTON THIS WEEKEND.

AFTER THE PRAYER, THE COMMUNITY WALKED ALONG THE LOCAL STATE ROAD.WHICH ALSO REOPENED ON SATURDAY.

WALKERS SAY THEY CAN STILL SEE SIGNS OF THE DEVASTATION AROUND THEM.

THE MARCH MUDSLIDE KILLED 43 PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


FBI NATIONWIDE MANHUNT-TRX-VOWIPE


A NATIONWIDE SEARCH IS UNDER WAY FOR A SAN FRANCISCO MAN SUSPECTED OF POSSESSING EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS.

F-B-I OFFICIALS ARE LOOKING FOR 42 YEAR OLD RYAN CHAMBERLAIN.

AGENTS SEARCHED HIS SAN FRANCISCO APARTMENT OVER THE WEEKEND.

THEY ARE NOT SAYING WHAT TYPE OF EXPLOSIVES WERE FOUND INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


FBI NATIONWIDE MANHUNT-SOTVO


Peter Lee

FBI

We don't know the intent or motive yet. So, with that said we'll let this it is an ongoing investigation, so again I do want to harp on the fact that again their is no threat to public safety at this time.

ACCORDING TO AUTHORITIES, CHAMBERLAIN WAS LAST SEEN DRIVING A 2008 WHITE NISSAN ALTIMA WITH TEXAS OR CALIFORNIA PLATES.

THE F-B-I SAYS HE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS. Return to index of stories...


KEEL LAYING CEREMONY-OTS VO


MICHELLE OBAMA WILL SPEAK AT A "KEEL LAYING" CEREMONY IN RHODE ISLAND FOR THE U-S-S ILLINOIS TODAY.

THAT'S THE CEREMONIAL START OF CONSTRUCTION ON THE SUBMARINE.

THE FIRST LADY IS THE OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE U-S-S ILLINOIS.

HER INITIALS WILL BE WRITTEN ON A STEEL PLATE AND MOUNTED ON THE SUBMARINE.

IT IS SCHEDULED TO JOIN THE NAVY FLEET SOMETIME IN 2016. Return to index of stories...


V STIVIANO IS BEATEN UP-VO


THE WOMAN WHOSE AUDIO RECORDING OF DONALD STERLING LED TO HIS LIFETIME BAN FROM THE NBA WAS ATTACKED IN NEW YORK CITY.

ACCORDING TO HER ATTORNEY-

STIVIANO WAS LEAVING A RESTAURANT IN MANHATTAN YESTERDAY WHEN TWO MEN PHYSICALLY ATTACKED HER AND HURLED RACIAL SLURS.

HE SAYS HER FACE IS SWOLLEN AND VERY RED.

STIVIANO IS NOW BEST KNOWN FOR RECORDING A CONVERSATION L-A CLIPPERS OWNER DONALD STERLING, WHERE HE CHASTISED HER FOR POSTING PHOTOS OF HERSELF WITH AFRICAN-AMERICANS. Return to index of stories...


DONALD STERLING ATTENDS BLACK CHURCH-TRX-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE-

DONALD STERLING ATTENDED A PREDOMINANTLY BLACK CHURCH SUNDAY.

THE SENIOR PASTOR OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH IN SOUTH L-A INVITED STERLING TO ATTEND SERVICES.

THE TWO MEN EMBRACED DURING THE SERVICE.

STERLING WOULD NOT COMMENT ON THE BATTLE OVER THE SALE OF THE CLIPPERS.

STERLING'S WIFE, SHELLY BROKERED A DEAL TO SELL THE CLIPPERS TO FORMER MICROSOFT C-E-O, STEVE BALMER FOR TWO BILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE TAX HOLIDAY-VIDBOX RVL


SUNDAY MARKED THE FIRST DAY FOR HURRICANE SEASON-

AND NOW IS THE TIME TO STOCK UP ON HURRICANE SUPPLIES.

MANY OF THEM ARE TAX FREE, NOW THROUGH NEXT SUNDAY.

YOU CAN SAVE ON ANYTHING FROM GENERATORS TO FLASHLIGHTS.

GOVERNOR SCOTT EXPECTS SHOPPERS TO SAVE 20 MILLION DOLLARS DURING THE TAX FREE HOLIDAY.

YOU CAN FIND THE FULL LIST OF ELIGIBLE ITEMS ON OUR WEBSITE UNDER NEWSLINKS AT N-B-C DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


THE START OF HURRICANE SEASON-VO IN TC MON


AND WHILE FORECASTERS PREDICT HURRICANE SEASON WON'T BE AS BAD AS YEARS PAST-

PARTS OF THE COUNTRY REMAIN HIGHLY VULNERABLE IN ANY HURRICANE.

NBC'S MIKE BETTES REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


THE START OF HURRICANE SEASON-PKG


STRONG WINDS.

NATS

HEAVY RAIN.

NATS

AND LARGE WAVES.

THE START OF HURRICANE SEASON BRINGS EVEN GREATER RISK TO THE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS LIVING ALONG OUR VULNERABLE COASTLINES.

THIS YEAR, NOAA'S ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON OUTLOOK FORECASTS AS MANY AS 13 STORMS. SIX COULD BECOME HURRICANES. TWO OF THOSE MAJOR HURRICANES, A CATEGORY THREE OR HIGHER.

EXPERTS SAY IT COULD BE A NEAR OR BELOW AVERAGE SEASON.

LAURA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: "OVERALL, THIS FORECAST IS GOOD NEWS FOR THOSE LIVING ALONG THE COAST, BUT AGAIN REMEMBER, IT ONLY TAKES ONE STORM."

OVER THE PAST DECADE, ATLANTIC SYSTEMS HAVE CAUSED NEARLY $300 BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

COOL ATLANTIC TEMPERATURES AND EL NINO'S BAND OF WARM WATER EXPECTED IN THE PACIFIC MEAN LESS POTENTIAL RISK THIS YEAR.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL RELEASE STORM SURGE FLOOD MAPS SHOWING AREAS MOST AT RISK.

CANTORE / SOT: "MOST PEOPLE DON'T EVEN KNOW IF THEY LIVE IN A STORM SURGE ZONE. WATER IS THE NUMBER ONE KILLER IN A HURRICANE."

AND NOAA AND NASA ARE USING DRONE TECHNOLOGY TO MONITOR THESE MONSTER STORMS IN REAL TIME.

NATS

TOOLS THAT COULD HELP SAVE LIVES AND PREVENT DAMAGE LIKE WE'VE SEEN IN PAST STORMS.

LIKE 2005'S HURRICANE KATRINA ALONG THE GULF COAST, THE COSTLIEST EVER.

OR HURRICANE ANDREW IN 1992. ONE OF ONLY THREE CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANES IN THE 20TH CENTURY.

SANDY NATS

AND THIS DESTRUCTIVE STORM.

BETTES STANDUP: "WHEN SUPERSTORM SANDY STRUCK IN 2012, IT DEVASTATED THE COMMUNITY RIGHT HERE IN BREEZY POINT IN QUEENS, NEW YORK. BUT NEW CONSTRUCTION EVERY DAY MEANS HOMES ARE MORE HURRICANE RESISTANT. BUT RIGHT NEXT DOOR, MANY HOMES STILL REMAIN UNTOUCHED." Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


STILL AHEAD ON THE NEWS AT NOON-

ARE YOU PLANNING TO TRAVEL THIS SUMMER?

NBC-2 SHOWS YOU HOW TO FIND THE BEST DEALS.

THE BEST PLACES TO SAVE YOUR MONEY.

PLUS-

HAVE YOU EVER SNEAKED A FIB TO YOUR BOSS?

FIND OUT WHY YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE.

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TZ4 A) TRAVEL DEAL TOOL-VO


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TZ4 B) SICK DAY FIBBING-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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TRAVEL DEAL TOOL-BUBBA


WITH SCHOOL WINDING DOWN AND SUMMER JUST A FEW WEEKS AWAY--

YOU MIGHT BE THINKING ABOUT SUMMER TRAVEL.

BUT HOW DO YOU FIND THE BEST DEALS?

LYNDA BAQUERO SHOWS US ONE WAY TO FIND VACATIONS ON A BUDGET. Return to index of stories...


TRAVEL DEAL TOOL-TRX-PKG


WHETHER YOU'RE SHOPPING AIRFARES. WONDERING ABOUT BAGGAGE FEES.

OR HOW MUCH IT'LL COST YOU TO STAY AT A HOTEL. "INVISIBLE HAND" OFFERS A HELPING HAND.

"What's great about 'Invisible Hand' is it works automatically and in real time. so you are gonna see the best deals and coupons that are available right now

TRAVEL WRITER GLENN JOHNSON IS WITH ECITYOFTRAVEL DOT COM.

HE SHOWED US HOW THE ONLINE TOOL WORKS WITH YOUR BROWSER.

ONCE YOU DOWNLOAD "INVISIBLE HAND".WHICH IS FREE. YOU'LL SEE A LITTLE ICON ON THE BROWSER BAR.

AND WHENEVER YOU SEARCH FOR ANYTHING RELATED TO TRAVEL. IT'LL SHOW YOU OTHER PRICES FOR THE SAME PRODUCT.

"Anything associated with your travel. From the airfare, to your hotels, to your rental cars."

AND IT'S REALLY SEARCHING A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT SITES, RIGHT?

Over eleven thousand sites are searched."

GLENN TOLD US THOUGH, THAT UNLIKE SETTING FARE ALERTS FOR EXAMPLE, INVISIBLE HAND WILL ONLY SEND YOU PRICE COMPARISONS WHEN YOU'RE ACTIVELY SEARCHING ONLINE.

"It doesn't push you any notifications."

:INVISIBLE HAND" ALSO COMPARES PRICES ON GENERAL MERCHANDISE LIKE CLOTHES. BUT GLENN FINDS IT HANDY AND HELPFUL AS HE SHOPS FOR TRAVEL BARGAINS.

"DOES THIS TOOL COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT THE USER, THE CONSUMER?

What I like about this service is it does not collect information about you." Return to index of stories...


HACKATHON-VOWIPE


LEE COUNTY GOT HACKED THIS WEEKEND--

BUT NOT IN A BAD WAY.

PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD CAME TO FORT MYERS SUNDAY FOR A SO-CALLED HACKATHON.

THE EVENT SHOWCASED COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS BRAINSTORMING IDEAS FOR USING PUBLIC DATA. Return to index of stories...


HACKATHON-SOTVO


whatever spectrum that the government touches the technology community is trying to really use the data that the government has on hand to develop proactive efficient tools.

LOCAL LEADERS HOPE EVENTS LIKE THIS WILL HELP BRING MORE KNOWLEDGE BASED BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


WATERSPOUT BOKEELIA-TRX-VOTOPS


CHECK THIS OUT!

AN NBC-2 VIEWER SENT THIS TO US.

MATTHEW MARUD SPOTTED THIS WATER SPOUT --SUNDAY NIGHT IN BOKEELIA.

SEND IN YOUR INTERESTING WEATHER PHOTOS TO US!

JUST POST IT TO OUR NBC2 FACEBOOK PAGE. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


SCATTERED STORMS THROUGH THE WEEK

Our work week starts with mainly cloudy skies. We will continue with those mostly cloudy skies through the day today. Temperatures are warm this morning, but won't warm up too much do to all of the cloud cover in place today. Afternoon highs will top out in the upper 80s today. Winds coming in from the east at 10-15 mph will help to spread showers and thunderstorms across the state and into Southwest Florida. Scattered showers and storms will dominate the afternoon with the majority of the area getting rain. It is another day where localized downpours can bring 2-3" of rain.

Through the week, unsettled weather will continue. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with scattered storms each day, mainly in the afternoons. Highs will stay in the upper 80s.

Hurricane season started yesterday and we already have an area of interest in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Conditions are not conducive for development, though. We'll keep you updated on tropical activity as we continue through the season. Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-TRX-OTS-SOTVO


LOOKING AHEAD TO TUESDAY --

OUR LATE COLLEAGUE JIM REIF WILL BE HONORED.

THE LEE COUNTY COMMISSION WILL PROCLAIM AUGUST 13TH AS JIM REIF DAY.

THAT DAY IS THE 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE CHARLEY.

"You need to take protective measures now to protect your life and the life of your loved ones."

JIM WAS THE HURRICANE EXPERT AND DIRECTOR OF METEOROLOGY HERE AT NBC-2.

HE PASSED AWAY IN APRIL AFTER A BICYCLE ACCIDENT.

Tuesday the Lee County Commission will proclaim August 13, 2014 Jim Reif Day for all of his service in helping protect Southwest Florida from hurricanes. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL POLICE WEEK-VO


NATIONAL POLICE WEEK STARTS TODAY --

FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT IS URGING DRIVERS TO SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER.

IF YOU REMEMBER LAST MONTH, FLORIDA HIGHWAY PARTOL TROOPER CHELSEA RICHARD DIED WHILE WORKING A TRAFFIC CRASH ON I-75.

SHE WORKED FOR F-H-P FOR 9 YEARS.

JUNE WILL BE KNOWN AS "MOVE OVER, SLOW DOWN, SAVE A LIFE" MONTH.

FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT URGES DRIVERS TO SLOW DOWN, MOVE OVER

~ As National Police Week begins, law enforcement honors officers lost in the line of duty ~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As National Police Week starts today, law enforcement officers across the nation remember and honor our fallen heroes - those officers who in the service of their communities have given the ultimate sacrifice are remembered. As Florida mourns the loss of Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Chelsea Richard, who lost her life barely a week ago in a deadly traffic crash on Interstate 75, the Florida State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Police Chiefs Association, the Florida Police Benevolent Association and the Florida Sheriff's Association are designating June 2014 as "Move Over - Slow Down - Save a Life" month Return to index of stories...


MARCO POLICE CHIEF-VO


TODAY IS MARCO ISLAND POLICE CHIEF DON HUNTER'S LAST DAY.

COMPLAINTS FROM FORMER EMPLOYEES PLAYED A ROLE IN HIS RESIGNATION.

AND TURNOVER MARKED HIS TENURE ON MARCO.

23 POLICE EMPLOYEES LEFT SINCE HE TOOK OVER IN 2011.

THAT'S MORE THAN HALF THE DEPARTMENT.

THE CITY MANAGER HOPES TO HIRE HUNTER'S PERMANENT REPLACEMENT BY FALL. Return to index of stories...


FAMILY REUNIFICATION-CGTOPS


AN EXCITING DAY TODAY FOR 10 LOCAL KIDS WHO ARE LIVING IN FOSTER CARE.

THEY WILL BE RE-UNIFIED WITH THEIR BIRTH PARENTS AND SIBLINGS AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN PUNTA GORDA.

RIGHT NOW, THERE ARE OVER 550 KIDS IN THE SYSTEM.

THE CEREMONY TO BRING THESE FAMILIES BACK TOGETHER STARTS AT 2 O'CLOCK TODAY

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NAPLES BOTANICAL CLOSING-VIDBOX


THE NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN WILL CLOSE STARTING TODAY FOR THE NEXT 4 MONTHS SO WORK CREWS CAN FINISH A MAJOR PROJECT.

THEY ARE ADDING 3 NEW GARDENS AND BUILDING A NEW VISITOR CENTER.

IT'S A 15 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT.

THEY ARE USING A GRANT AND PRIVATE DONATIONS TO PAY FOR IT.

THE GARDENS ARE SET TO RE-OPEN ON OCTOBER 23. Return to index of stories...


KITTEN KINDERGARTEN-CGTOPS


A SPECIAL EVENT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN COLLIER COUNTY IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING A CAT.

THE KITTEN KINDERGARTEN ROOM IS OPEN FROM 11 TO 6 AT DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES.

YOU CAN ADOPT A KITTEN FOR 10 DOLLARS.

YOUR NEW PET WILL COME SPAYED OR NEUTERED WITH A MICROCHIP AND VACCINATIONS. Return to index of stories...


SICK DAY FIBBING-ONCAM


MANY, IF NOT MOST, OF US HAVE DONE THIS AT WORK.

IT INVOLVES BEING LESS TRUTHFUL WITH YOUR BOSS.

BUT IT TURNS OUT MILLENNIALS ARE DOING IT MUCH MORE OFTEN THAN THE REST OF US--

OUR STORY FROM NBC'S CHRIS CLACKUM. Return to index of stories...


SICK DAY FIBBING-PKG


IN A SURVEY.ASKING PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR BUCKET LIST FOR VACATION TRAVEL, SURVEYORS STUMBLED ACROSS SOMETHING.

.ABOUT EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES. AND PAID TIME OFF FOR VACATION.

"Bosses or companies don't encourage people to take all of their paid vacation. So people are using this sort of sneak to take an unplanned vacation day"

SNEAK, FIB.WHITE LIE.WHATEVER. EMPLOYEES SEEM MORE WILLING.TO USE ONE EXCUSE IN PARTICULAR.TO GET AN EXTRA DAY OFF.

"We just found that the sick family member rose to the top, but there were certainly a few others"

THE SURVEY BY SPRINGHILL SUITES.LOOKING FOR WHAT BUCKET LIST TRAVELERS WANT IN THE WAY OF ACCOMMODATIONS.

.FOUND THAT THE NEWEST MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN WORKFORCE ARE THE ONES MOST LIKELY TO LIE.FOR THE EXTRA DAY AWAY.

"Millennials do that a little bit more than their counterparts. 63% of millennials have used the excuse, the most common being, I'm sick or a family member is sick"

PHONY EXCUSES FOR A DAY OFF IS NOT JUST AN AMERICAN HABIT.

.A GLOBAL SURVEY RECENTLY FOUND 71 PERCENT OF WORKERS. IN CHINA ADMIT TO CALLING IN SICK WHEN THEY REALLY WEREN'T.

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


THE WORLD CUP FOR SHEEP-TRX-VO


SHEEPS TOOK TO THE FIELD FOR A FRIENDLY GAME OF SOCCOR ON SUNDAY.

THIS IS IN A SMALL TOWN IN COLOMBIA.

ONE TEAM REPRESENTED COLOMBIA, WHILE THE OTHER WORE COLORS OF BRAZIL.

SPECTATORS CHEERED AS THE SHEEP KICKED A BALL AROUND THE FIELD, AND ACTUALLY SCORED.

THE EVENT WAS HELD IN PART OF THE RUN-UP FOR THE WORLD CUP, WHICH STARTS IN BRAZIL IN TWO WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ RACE-VO


A FORMER U-S OLYMPIAN WINS THE PRESTIGIOUS "ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ TRIATHLON" FOR A RECORD SIXTH TIME.

CHECK IT OUT.

MORE THAN TWO-THOUSAND ATHLETES SWAM ONE AND A HALF MILES FROM ALCRATAZ ISLAND TO THE CITY SHORE.

ONCE OUT OF THE WATER, THEY BIKED 18-MILES THROUGH GOLDEN GATE PARK THEN RAN EIGHT MILES THROUGH THE HILLY CITY.

ANDY POTTS WON THE RACE-

OLYMPIC CHAMPION SARAH HASKINS WON THE WOMAN'S RACE. Return to index of stories...


ANN B DAVIS DIES-VO


TELEVISION'S BELOVED HOUSKEEPER FROM THE BRADY BUNCH HAS DIED.

"ANN B. DAVIS" PLAYED "ALICE NELSON" ON THE ICONIC TV SHOW.

DAVIS ALSO WON TWO EMMYS FOR HER ROLE AS A SHARP-TONGUED SECRETARY ON "THE BOB CUMMINGS SHOW".

SHE NEVER MARRIED, SAYING SHE NEVER FOUND A MAN WHO WAS MORE INTERESTING THAN HER CAREER.

DAVIS FELL IN HER TEXAS HOME SATURDAY, AND DIED SUNDAY.

SHE WAS 88 YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO GET AWAY THIS SUMMER, THIEVES ARE TRYING TO MAKE A QUICK BUCK OFF OF YOU.

FIRST AT FOUR NBC2 EXPOSES SOME OF THE WORST TRAVEL SCAMS AND WAYS YOU CAN KEEP FROM BECOMING A VICTIM.

A FIVE FOR ONE DEAL?

DID THE UNITED STATES OPEN UP DANGER BY RELEASING FIVE SUSPECTED TERRORISTS IN EXCHANGE FOR CAPTURED ARMY PRIVATE BOWE BERGDAHL?

NEW REACTION TODAY INCLUDING FROM THOSE WHO SERVED. Return to index of stories...


B) BERGDAHL RELEASE-VOTOPS


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DEMAS IN COURT-TRXVO TOPS


LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF YOUR TOP STORIES THIS AFTERNOON.

THE NORTH NAPLES MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS WIFE AND 5 KIDS BACK IN 2009 WAS SUPPOSED TO BE IN COURT TODAY FOR A COMPETENCY HEARING--

BUT WAS TAKEN BACK TO JAIL BEFORE APPEAING-

BECAUSE HE WAS SINGING IN THE COURT ROOM

THE JUDGE IS REQUIRING AN 8 WEEK POTENTIAL TRIAL WINDOW THAT WOULD START IN THE WINTER OF 2015. Return to index of stories...


BEAR ON THE LOOSE-VOTOPS


A BEAR SEARCH IS UNDERWAY IN CAPE CORAL.

IT WAS FIRST SPOTTED ON 11TH TERRACE TAKING A DIP IN A CANAL.

CAPE CORAL POLICE TELLS NBC2 THEY RECEIVED NUMEROUS 911 CALLS THIS MORNING ABOUT THE UNFAMILIAR ANIMAL.

--NONE INVOLVING THE BEAR ACTING VICIOUSLY.

THE F-W-C SAYS ITS UNCLEAR IF THE ONE SPOTTED THIS MORNING IS ONE OF THE TWO BEARS SPOTTED OVER THE WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


BEGDAHL COMING HOME-VOTOPS


AN AMERICAN HELD FOR NEARLY FIVE YEARS BY THE TALIBAN IS COMING BACK HOME.

THE TALIBAN RELEASED SARGEANT BOWE BERGDAHL AS PART OF A PRISONER SWAP--

IN EXCHANGE FOR FIVE TERRORISM DETAINEES FROM GUANTANAMO BAY.

THE 28-YEAR-OLD IS NOW AT LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER IN GERMANY.

AND WILL EVENTUALLY BE REUNITED WITH HIS FAMILY IN THE STATES. Return to index of stories...


MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


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


CLOSE-3-SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


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