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HL1) JIM REIF DAY-VOTOPS-TRX TZ3A) GIRL ESCAPE BURGLAR-VOTOPS
HL2) RECESS PETITION-VOTOPS-TRX TZ3B) AIRPLANE ON BEACH-VOTOPS
HL3) SOLDIERS DISAPPEARANCE-VOTOPS TS1) JIM RIEF DAY-TC MON VO
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP TS2) FM CRIME-TC MON VO
FIRST WEATHER-CLIP WEATHER TS3) RECESS PETITION-TC MON VO
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
JIM RIEF DAY-2 SHOT DBX GIRL SCARES BURGLAR-SOTVO
JIM RIEF DAY-NEWSROOM GIRL SCARES BURGLAR-SOT-SS
JIM RIEF DAY-VO OWEN JUST UPDATE-VOWIPE
JIM RIEF DAY-SOT OWEN JUST UPDATE-SOTVO
JIM RIEF DAY-NEWSROOM CAPE STABBING-TRX SS VO
helicopters-VOTOPS CAPE COUNCIL-OTS
ALICO ROAD TONIGHT-TRX OC VO WHITE HOUSE TRAINING-INTRO
CAPE YACHT CLUB-TRX OC VO WHITE HOUSE TRAINING-PKG
RECESS PETITIONS-TRX OC VO GAINSVILLE SINKHOLE-TRXVOTOPS
QUESTIONING DISAPPREANCE-OC VO KASEM COURT BATTLE-OC VO
QUESTIONING DISAPPREANCE-PKG OLIVER STONE SNOWDEN-OC VO
OBAMA ON SOLDIERS RELEASE-OC SOT OC SYRIA'S RECRUITING-INTRO
OBAMA TRIP THIS MORNING-TRX OC VO SYRIA'S RECRUITING-PKG
OBAMA TRIP THIS MORNING-SOTVO AIRPLANE ON BEACH-TRX VOTOPS
CHAMBERLIN ARREST-INTRO TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS
CHAMBERLIN ARREST-PKG TZ4A) FOOTBALL PLAYER-VOWIPE
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TZ4B) JUDGE WANTS TO FIGHT-SOTVO
TZ1A) FM CRIME-VOTOPS-TRX WEATHER TEASE-STC
TZ1B) WEDDING DECK COLLAPSE-VOTOPS VIKINGS FOOTBALL PLAYER SAVES BOATERS-PLASMA VO
WEATHER-STC VIKINGS FOOTBALL PLAYER SAVES BOATERS-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL WEATHER-WX WALL
FORT MYERS CRIME-VOWIPE TEEN SEATBELT-ON CAM
FORT MYERS CRIME-SOTVO TEEN SEATBELT-PKG
MARCO ISLAND MARION EXPANSION-OC VO JUDGE WANTS FIGHT-OC SOTVO
MARCO ISLAND MARION EXPANSION-SOTVO BABY ON WEDDING DRESS-VO
NAPLES BOAT SPEED LAWSUIT-OTS-VO TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
CHARLOTTE TEENS ARRESTED-VO TZ2A) DOG DRIVES CAR-VO
CHARLOTTE TEENS ARRESTED-SOTVO DOWNTOWN HOTEL UPDATE-VO
FL REDISTRICTING-TRX OC VO DOWNTOWN HOTEL UPDATE-SOTVO
WALMART LAWSUIT-OC VO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
PANERA ADDITIVES-TRXVOTOPS HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
SHIN KICKING-OC VO DAN MARINO CONCUSSION-TRXVOTOPS
WEDDING PARTY DECK COLLAPES-TRX VOTOPS VIDEO VIEW-INTRO
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT VIDEO VIEW-PKG
TZ2A) CAR CHASE-SOTVO DOG DRIVES CAR INTO POND-VOTOPS
BYSTANDER STOPS CAR CHASE-ANIBOX NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM
BYSTANDER STOPS CAR CHASE-PKG NOON TZA) LEE CO COMMISSION-VOTOPS
IHUB FUNDING-TRX OC VO NOON TZB) OBAMA TRIP-VOTOPS
IHUB FUNDING-SOTVO CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA
TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS  


HL1) JIM REIF DAY-VOTOPS-TRX


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW--

A SPECIAL DAY FOR A SPECIAL MAN.

SEE HOW LEE COUNTY IS HONORING THE LATE JIM REIF. Return to index of stories...


HL2) RECESS PETITION-VOTOPS-TRX


AND PARENTS ARE GEARING UP FOR A BIG DEBATE WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD.

WHY THEY'RE URGING LEE COUNTY EDUCATORS TO JUST LET A KID BE A KID. Return to index of stories...


HL3) SOLDIERS DISAPPEARANCE-VOTOPS


PLUS--

A SOLDIER WHO SERVED WITH SERGEANT BOWE BERGDAHL IS SPEAKING OUT THIS MORNING.

HE SAYS BERGDAHL IS TO BLAME FOR HIS OWN DISAPPEARANCE. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-CLIP WEATHER


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


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JIM RIEF DAY-2 SHOT DBX


THERE WAS A SPECIAL TRIBUTE THIS MORNING AT LEE COUNTY COMMISSION CHAMBERS.

ONE THAT IS ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO US HERE AT WATERMAN BROADCASTING.

GOOD MORNING IM BRIAN COLLERAN.

AND IM LINDSAY LOGUE.

LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HONORED FORMER NBC2 HURRICANE EXPERT JIM REIF.

THIS SUMMER MARKS THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF WHEN HURRICANE CHARLIE SLAMMED INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THIS YEAR JIM WILL HAVE A DAY NAMED IN HIS HONOR.

NBC 2'S SAM SWEENEY WAS IN COMMISSION CHAMBERS HE JOINS US FROM THE NEWSROOM WITH THE DETAILS--

SAM? Return to index of stories...


JIM RIEF DAY-NEWSROOM


LINDSAY BRIAN,

JIM AND ROBERT WERE THE ONLY ONES WHO SAID THE STORM WAS GOING TO VEER OFF ITS PREDICTED TRACK AND SLAM RIGHT INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THEY'RE CREDITED WITH SAVING MANY LIVES. TODAY LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HONORED JIMS LEGACY. Return to index of stories...


JIM RIEF DAY-VO


10 YEARS AGO---CHARLIE CAME ASHORE.

BUT THIS YEAR ---THAT DAY, AUGUST 13TH WILL OFFICIALLY BE JIM REIF DAY.

JIM'S FIANCE JANE HESS HELD BACK TEARS AS SHE ADDRESSED COMMISSIONERS.

AS WE ENTER HURRICANE SEASON THIS YEAR--- JIM'S EXPERTISE WILL MISSED. AND ONE MAN WHO WAS NOT JUST FRIENDS WITH JIM, BUT RELIED ON HIS ACCURACY IS THE DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY. HE CREDITS JIM WITH SAVING 1000'S OF LIVES. Return to index of stories...


JIM RIEF DAY-SOT


4751 when you stop to think that we lost 11,000 residential units that fateful day and only had four fatalities thats a tribute to something and i beleive a very significant part of that live saving effort was what jim and robert did that day.4805 Return to index of stories...


JIM RIEF DAY-NEWSROOM


ALSO, FLORIDA WEEKLY WILL HAVE A FULL SPECIAL ON JIM IN THIS WEEKS EDITON-- ALONG WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PREPARE FOR HURRICANE SEASON.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM

SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


helicopters-VOTOPS


ALSO DURING TODAYS MEETING--

TWO HELICOPTERS ARE UP FOR SALE.

THE COUNTY NO LONGER USES THE MEDICAL HELICOPTERS-- AND IS LOOKING TO CASH IN BY SELLING THEM.

YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN CHOPPER FOR AS LOW AS 325-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

IN FACT, WE ARE HEARING THE COUNTY ALREADY HAS ONE POTENTIAL BIDDER. Return to index of stories...


ALICO ROAD TONIGHT-TRX OC VO


NOW TO AN NBC-2 TRAFFIC ALERT.

THE LEE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WILL BE REPAVING ALICO ROAD IN SOUTH FORT MYERS TONIGHT.

CLOSURES IN THE WESTBOUND LANES BETWEEN GATOR ROAD AND ORIOLE ROAD WILL BEGIN AT SEVEN THIS EVENING.

THE ROADS WILL REOPEN AT 6 A.M. FOR YOUR EARLY MORNING COMMUTE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE YACHT CLUB-TRX OC VO


CAPE CORAL LEADERS ARE TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PARKING LOT ISSUE PLAGUING THE CAPE CORAL YACHT CLUB

YESTERDAY DURING COUNCIL'S REGULAR MEETING A NUMBER OF RESIDENTS BROUGHT THEIR CONCERNS FORWARD OVER THE NEW VALET SETUP AT THE CLUB.

ABOUT 50 parking spots THAT WERE ONCE FREE- ARE NOW RESERVED FOR THE NEW BOATHOUSE RESTURAUNT.

CITY STAFF MEMBERS TOLD CITY LEADERS THEY WERE WORKING ON TWEAKING THE VALET SERVICE FOR EVENTS AT THE CLUB

THE VALET SERVICE IS STILL UNDER TRIAL FOR NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


RECESS PETITIONS-TRX OC VO


THE RECESS DEBATE IS BACK ON THE TABLE TODAY.

PARENTS ARE USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO TRY TO GET THREE HUNDRED PEOPLE TO SHOW UP TO THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT.

THEY'LL BE WEARING RED. FOR RECESS.

IT'S ALL TO MAKE SURE THEIR KIDS ARE GETTING ENOUGH TIME OUTSIDE DURING THE SCHOOL DAY.

RIGHT NOW. IT'S UP TO EACH PRINCIPAL ON HOW MUCH RECESS KIDS GET.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS WILL LOOK AT POLICIES --

AND EVALUATE WHETHER CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE.

THE MEETING TONIGHT STARTS AT 6. Return to index of stories...


QUESTIONING DISAPPREANCE-OC VO


DEVELOPING AT 11:00

WHILE THE POLITICAL CONTROVERSY OF SWAPPING PRISONERS WITH THE TALIBAN CONTINUES TO BUILD.

A FIGHT WITHIN THE RANKS OF THE MILITARY HAS ALSO ARISEN BECAUSE OF THE RELEASE OF SERGEANT BOWE BERGDAHL.

ANDREW SPENCER REPORTS SOME SOLDIERS WHO SERVED WITH BERGDAHL ARE PUBLICLY BLAMING HIM FOR HIS OWN KIDNAPPING AND THE DEATHS OF AT LEAST SIX OTHER SOLDIERS. Return to index of stories...


QUESTIONING DISAPPREANCE-PKG


YELLOW BALLOONS AND YELLOW RIBBONS NOW DECORATE HAILEY, IDAHO, AS THEY WAIT FOR A HOMETOWN SOLDIER.

BOWE BERGDAHL SPENT NEARLY FIVE YEARS IN CAPTIVITY.

"Release me. Please. I'm begging you."

.BUT SOME FELLOW SOLDIERS SAY THAT DOESN'T MAKE HIM A HERO.

"Being alone then walking far away and then getting captured: that's pretty much on him."

AT LEAST SIX U-S SOLDIERS DIED WHILE SEARCHING FOR BERGDHAL, AND MANY OF THOSE WHO SERVED WITH HIM SAY THE ONLY EXPLANATION FOR HIS DISAPPEARANCE IS THAT HE INTENTIONALLY LEFT HIS UNIT BEHIND AND WANDERED OFF.

"Six of my best friends are now dead in direct relation to this man, who is now being acclaimed a national hero by the president of the United States, and he is not. He is a traitor. He deserted his unit in a combat zone."

OTHERS, SUCH AS REAR ADMIRAL JOHN KIRBY, DON'T CONCERN THEMSELVES WITH THE HOW AND THE WHY.

"It doesn't matter the circumstances in which you were taken captive. It doesn't matter whether it was due to your own negligence or enemy action. It doesn't matter. If you're held captive by forces we are at war with, we're going to do all we can do get you back. That's an obligation we have."

A U-S OFFICIAL SAYS AS SPECIAL FORCES CARRIED SERGEANT BERGDAHL AWAY FROM HIS CAPTORS IN A HELICOPTER, HE BROKE DOWN CRYING WHEN THEY TOLD HIM THEY'D BEEN LOOKING FOR HIM FOR A LONG TIME.

IT'S BEEN A LONG WAIT FOR THE ROUGHLY EIGHT-THOUSAND RESIDENTS OF HAILEY, WHO WAIT FOR HIM TO RECOVER AND FINALLY RETURN HOME.

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


OBAMA ON SOLDIERS RELEASE-OC SOT OC


PRESIDENT OBAMA ADDRESSED CRITICISM OF THE PRISONER EXCHANGE TO SECURE THE RELEASE OF ARMY SERGEANT BOWE BERGDAHL.

SPEAKING IN POLAND'S CAPITAL TODAY, PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID HIS ADMINISTRATION HAD CONSULTED WITH CONGRESS, "FOR QUITE SOME TIME," ABOUT THE POSSIBLE NEED FOR A PRISONER EXCHANGE TO SECURE BERGDAHL'S RELEASE.

we don't leave our men or women in uniform behind, and that dates back to the earliest days of our revolution. We have consulted with Congress for quite some time about the possibility that we might need to execute a prisoner exchange in order to recover Sergeant Bergdahl.

MEANTIME, THE U.S JOINT CHIEFS CHAIRMAN SAYS THE ARMY MAY STILL PURSUE DESERTION CHARGES AGAINST SERGEANT BERGDAHL.

GENERAL MARTIN DEMPSEY SAYS THAT IT'S PREMATURE TO ASSUME THE ARMY WOULD LOOK THE OTHER WAY IN TERMS OF MISCONDUCT JUST BECAUSE BERGDAHL WAS A PRISONER OF WAR. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA TRIP THIS MORNING-TRX OC VO


PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS A BILLION DOLLARS FROM CONGRESS TO HELP SECURE OUR ALLIES IN EASTERN EUROPE.

HE MADE THE REQUEST FROM POLAND THIS MORNING--

IT'S THE FIRST PART OF HIS FOUR-DAY EUROPEAN TOUR.

THE FOCUS OF THE TRIP IS TO URGE OUR EASTERN EUROPEAN ALLIES TO KEEP THE PRESSURE ON RUSSIA. TO BACK OFF IN UKRAINE.

OBAMA SAYS THE BILLION DOLLARS IS NEEDED FOR TRAINING AND MILITARY EXERCISES IN EASTERN EUROPE. EXPANDING OUR NAVY PRESENCE THERE. AND HELPING COUNTRIES BORDERING RUSSIA BEEF UP THEIR OWN FORCES. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA TRIP THIS MORNING-SOTVO


"We need to make sure the collective defense effort is robust, ready, properly equipped and it means every nato member needs to do it's fair share."

MR. OBAMA AND RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADMIR PUTIN WILL BOTH ATTEND EVENTS COMMEMORATING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY - BUT THERE'S NO ONE-ON-ONE MEETING PLANNED. Return to index of stories...


CHAMBERLIN ARREST-INTRO


ryan chamberlain ONCE WORKED WITH SAN FRANCISCO'S POLITICAL ELITE.

BUT NOW the WELL-KNOWN SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANT IS BEHIND BARS, ACCUSED IN AN EXPLOSIVES PROBE.

AND AS JANA KATSUYAMA REPORTS, THE TAKE-DOWN WAS A STRUGGLE. Return to index of stories...


CHAMBERLIN ARREST-PKG


THIS, IS HOW THE THREE DAY FBI MANHUNT FOR RYAN CHAMBERLAIN ENDED, IN A PARKING LOT AT CRISSY FIELD.

SAN FRANCISCO POLICE OFFICERS ORDERED THE MAN OUT OF THE CAR AND WRESTLED HIM TO THE GROUND, HANDCUFFING HIM.

TWO OFFICERS HAD BEEN ON PATROL AND SPOTTED THE WHITE 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA ABOUT 6:22 P.M. THEY RAN THE LICENSE PLATE AND CONFIRMED IT WAS THE WANTED CAR.

AN UBER DRIVER PARKED NEARBY TOOK VIDEO WITH HIS PHONE.

"I heard some commotion going on. Took a look out my window saw an arrest being made. Got out of my car and starting rolling film with my iPhone."

MANOS WATCHED AS POLICE TOOK CHAMBERLAIN INTO CUSTODY AND SAYS THE WANTED MAN CALLED FOR HELP AS OFFICERS TOOK HIM AWAY.

"I was rolling with my iPhone. the cop said back away. The guy who was getting arrested looked at me and said help."

THE 42-YEAR-OLD, A FORMER CONSULTANT TO GAVIN NEWSOM AND WELL-KNOWN IN SAN FRANCISCO POLITICAL CIRCLES, BECAME THE TARGET OF A MANHUNT - AFTER THE FBI RAIDED HIS HOME AT POLK AND JACKSON STREETS OVER THE WEEKEND.

OFFICIALS SAY THEY FOUND EXPLOSIVE DEVICES IN HIS APARTMENT, BUT CHAMBERLAIN HAD DISAPPEARED.

ALL WEEKEND, THE FBI TRIED TO CHASE HIM DOWN, GETTING A TIP ABOUT 2 PM TODAY - THAT CHAMBERLAIN HAD USED AN ATM CARD AT THE MAD DOG IN THE FOG BAR IN THE LOWER HAIGHT.

There was a couple undercover officers with a picture, 3 pictures of the guy, asking if anybody seen him and I recognized the guy, I've seen him around before, but not today.

AT CHRISSY FIELD, SAN FRANCISCO POLICE BROUGHT IN THE BOMB SQUAD.

THEY USED A ROBOT TO CHECK THE VEHICLE FOR EXPLOSIVES.

"I figured if there's a manhunt surely this guy's going to get out of the city. I didn't imagine I'd run into him down at the beach." Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


A NEW WAR ON CRIME --

STRAIGHT AHEAD, WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT ONE MAN'S PLAN TO STOP THE VIOLENCE IN FORT MYERS.

PLUS--

TALK ABOUT A PLUNGE.

THIS GROUP GOT SWEPT OFF THEIR FEET JUST BEFORE A WEDDING IN MINNESOTA. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) FM CRIME-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1B) WEDDING DECK COLLAPSE-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.

CLOUDY WITH AN ISOLATED CHANCE FOR RAIN

Tuesday morning starts with plenty of clouds and temperatures in the low to mid 70s in Southwest Florida. We will continue to see mainly cloudy skies today and afternoon high temperatures will only reach into the mid to upper 80s. Today will be a much drier day than yesterday, but there will still be a few isolated showers and possibly a storm in the area. The best chance for seeing that shower will be near the coastline during the mid afternoon time frame.

Looking ahead to Wednesday, we'll see mostly cloudy skies and coverage of rain will remain low. Afternoon highs will reach into the upper 80s. The rain coverage will likely go up a bit on Thursday. Then up even more on Friday and Saturday. Those will likely be the 2 wettest days out of the next 7. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS CRIME-VOWIPE


THERES A NEW WAR WAGING AGAINST CRIMINALS ON THE STREETS OF FORT MYERS.

ONE COUNCILMAN SAYS HE HAS A PLAN TO FIGHT IT--MONEY.

COUNCILMAN THOMAS LEONARDO SAYS MONEY IS THE A CRITICAL WAY TO FIGHT VIOLENT CRIMINALS TAKING OVER NEIGHBORHOODS CITYWIDE.

CHIEF OF POLICE DOUG BAKER AGREED--F-M-P-D IS DOING MORE WITH LESS.

THREE DOZEN OFFICERS HAVE LEFT THE FORCE IN LESS THAN SIX YEARS.

LEONARDO SAYS THE DEPARTMENT NEEDS BETTER FUNDING TO KEEP OFFICERS, STOP VIOLENCE AND DRUGS INTO OUR COMMUNITY.

ACCORDING TO BAKER.THE DEPARTMENT IS MAINTAINING ON A 32 MILLION DOLLAR A YEAR BUDGET.

THAT ALSO MEANS INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT.

RESIDENTS AGREE. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS CRIME-SOTVO


Thomas Denardo, Fort Myers City Councilman

:53:44 it doesnt matter whether they're leaving or not- what matters

is we pay them properly.:05

Cheif Doug Baker, Fort Myers Police Department

:14:50 were handling more calls with less people- so it's certainly a struggle.

:03

Roger Keith, Fort Myers

:19:32 no it shouldn't be that way. they put their lives on the line everyday.

COUNCILMAN LEONARDO WOULDN'T GIVE US SPECIFICS ON HOW HE WANTS TO OVERHAUL FUNDING FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

HE SAYS HE'LL PRESENT THAT AT A BUDGET MEETING LATER THIS MONTH.

CHIEF BAKER SAYS HIS FOCUS IS ON KEEPING HIS OFFICERS SAFE ON THE STREETS. Return to index of stories...


MARCO ISLAND MARION EXPANSION-OC VO


THE BIGGEST RESORT ON MARCO ISLAND HAS PLANS FOR MAJOR RENOVATIONS.

MONDAY NIGHT MARCO CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS VOTED IN FAVOR OF CHANGING AN ORDINANCE THAT WOULD ALLOW THE MARCO ISLAND MARRIOTT TO EXPAND.

ADDING A NEW ROOFTOP POOL, NEW RESTAURANT. AND 84 NEW ROOMS.

BUT IT COMES WITH A BIT OF CONTROVERSY. Return to index of stories...


MARCO ISLAND MARION EXPANSION-SOTVO


18:27 -:35

"The changes they could make to get the jw status would raise the caliber of visitor that comes here which is good business for the island."

49:24 -:33

"The 4,800 eagles' nest property owners right next door are getting screwed because views and wind will be blocked."

COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL VOTE AGAIN ON THE PROJECT LATER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BOAT SPEED LAWSUIT-OTS-VO


A RECENT RULING THAT OVER-TURNED BOAT SPEED LIMITS IN THE CITY OF NAPLES MIGHT WIND UP COSTING THE CITY MORE THAN IT BARGAINED FOR.

NBC 2 DISCOVERED MARCO ISLAND BOATER KENNETH RODGER IS SUING THE CITY AS PART OF A CLASS ACTION SUIT-

DEMANDING THE CITY RETURN THE FINES HE AND OTHERS PAID FOR SPEEDING.

COURT DOCUMENTS SHOW AROUND 500 OTHER PEOPLE ARE INVOLVED IN THE SUIT.

IF THEY WIN- THE CITY COULD HAVE TO PAY BACK AROUND 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE TEENS ARRESTED-VO


A GROUP OF KIDS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY FACE FELONY CHARGES--

DEPUTIES SAY THREE 15-YEAR OLD BOYS SHATTERED THE FRONT DOOR OF "THE ICE CREAM PLACE" IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

SMASHED A FEW THINGS INSIDE.

AND TOOK OFF WITH SODA AND CHIPS. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE TEENS ARRESTED-SOTVO


:05 Renee Henegar, Victim"There's mustard all over the floor and glass everywhere from head to toe.""

AUTHORITIES TELL NBC2 THE SAME BOYS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CAR BREAKINS IN THE AREA.

ALL THREE FACE MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


FL REDISTRICTING-TRX OC VO


A LANDMARK TRIAL OVER WHETHER FLORIDA LEGISLATORS BROKE THE LAW WHEN DRAWING UP NEW POLITICAL MAPS FOR CONGRESS IS REACHING ITS CONCLUSION.

TODAY ATTORNEYS FOR THE LEGISLATURE ARE EXPECTED TO PUT THEIR FINAL WITNESSES ON THE STAND.

BOTH SIDES IN THE CASE MAY GIVE CLOSING STATEMENTS AS EARLY AS WEDNESDAY.

IT WILL THEN BE UP TO CIRCUIT JUDGE TERRY LEWIS TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT LEGISLATORS VIOLATED A 2010 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.

THE "FAIR DISTRICTS" AMENDMENT STATES THAT DISTRICTS CANNOT BE DRAWN IN A WAY TO FAVOR INCUMBENTS OR MEMBERS OF A POLITICAL PARTY. Return to index of stories...


WALMART LAWSUIT-OC VO


WAL-MART AND THE U-S GOVERNMENT ARE AT ODDS OVER WHETHER THE RETAILER FIRED WORKERS ILLEGALLY.

THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD BROUGHT THE CASE TO LIGHT.

IT CONTENDS WAL-MART UNLAWFULLY THREATENED, DISCIPLINED AND FIRED WORKERS FOR TAKING PART IN STRIKES AND PROTESTS.

THE WORKERS WALKED OFF THE JOB DURING STRIKES IN 2012 AND 2013.

WAL-MART SAYS IT WAS WITHIN ITS RIGHTS TO FIRE THOSE WORKERS. Return to index of stories...


PANERA ADDITIVES-TRXVOTOPS


PANERA BREAD IS MAKING SOME CHANGES TO ITS MENU.

TODAY THE CHAIN WILL ANNOUNCE PLANS TO DUMP ALL ARTIFICIAL ADDITIVES FROM ITS FOOD BY THE END OF 2016--

THAT MEANS NO ARTIFICIAL COLORS, FLAVORS, SWEETENERS OR PRESERVATIVES.

THE COMPANY WILL ALSO WORK TO REMOVE HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP FROM MANY OF ITS BEVERAGES. Return to index of stories...


SHIN KICKING-OC VO


FOR ONE WEEKEND EVERY YEAR A RURAL ENGLISH TOWN PARTICIPATES IN A VERY BRUISING COMPETITION.

ITS CALLED SHIN KICKING.

COMPETITORS HOLD THEIR OPPONENTS BY THE SHOULDERS AND ATTEMPT TO KNOCK THEM DOWN BY KICKING THEIR SHINS.

IN THE FINAL, IT WAS THE TWO-TIME DEFENDING CHAMPION FROM ENGLAND UP AGAINST CANADIAN ROSS LAN-GILL, WHO CAME TO ENGLAND SPECIFICALLY TO TAKE PART IN THE SHIN KICKING CHAMPIONSHIPS.

AFTER TWO STRAIGHT BOUTS, LAN-GILL PUNTED HIS WAY TO VICTORY. Return to index of stories...


WEDDING PARTY DECK COLLAPES-TRX VOTOPS


CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO --

TAKEN *BEFORE THE WEDDING.

THE ENTIRE WEDDING PARTY FELL INTO THE WATER WHEN THE DOCK THEY WERE STANDING ON COLLAPSED.

THEY WERE TAKING A FEW PICTURES BEFORE THE CEREMONY WHEN IT HAPPENED.

THE BRIDE AND GROOM LAUGHED IT OFF AND WERE HAPPILY MARRIED A SHORT TIME LATER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


COMING UP ON NBC-2.

MORE CHAOS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

hey you guys watch out! Don't come! Get out of the waayyy!

WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) CAR CHASE-SOTVO


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BYSTANDER STOPS CAR CHASE-ANIBOX


A FATHER IS CREDITED WITH ENDING A HIGH SPEED POLICE CHASE IN UTAH SATURDAY WHEN THE CAR CAME DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO KIDS.

HE PULLED HIS TRUCK IN FRONT OF THE SUSPECT'S SPEEDING CAR -- AND THE HEROIC ACT WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

ASHTON GOODELL HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


BYSTANDER STOPS CAR CHASE-PKG


There were probably like 15 kids present at the park at the time. Three of them almost got hit, they actually had to jump out of the way. He had to have been going at least 60 in the parking lot.

THE TEENAGER WENT ON QUIET A JOYRIDE BEFORE HE ENDED UP HERE AT THIS PARK IN SYRACUSE. IT STARTED IN DUCHESNE COUNTY WHERE POLICE SAY THE 14 YEAR OLD STOLE HIS GRANDPA'S CAR AND DROVE IT SEVERAL HOURS BACK TOWARD HIS HOME IN SUNSET.

We caught up with him. And when the officer initiated the traffic stop. He did not slow down.

My heart dropped, I honestly thought one of those kids is going to die.

POLICE SAY THE 14 YEAR OLD WEAVED AT HIGH SPEED THROUGH NEIGHBORHOODS AND EVENTUALLY TURNED INTO THE PARK. THAT'S WHEN OFFICERS CALLED OFF THE CHASE FOR FEAR IT MIGHT ENDANGER THE KIDS THERE. IT WAS A QUICK-THINKING PARENT WHO JUMPED IN HIS TRUCK AND RAMMED THE STOLEN CAR FINALLY ENDING THE CHASE.

THE MAN WHO MAN WHO STOPPED THE ERRATIC DRIVER WAS HERE WATCHING HIS KIDS PLAY AT THIS SKATE PARK, HE SAID HE DIDN'T THINK TOO MUCH ABOUT WHAT HE WAS DOING HIS WAS JUST ANGRY SOMEONE WOULD BE DRIVING SO CLOSE TO HIS KIDS.

The person driving the truck could see it was turning back into the park and he did not want the car to hit all of the children or any of the children and he actually pulled his truck in the way.

THE 14 YEAR OLD IS EXPECTED TO FACE CHARGES AND IS BEHIND BARS AT A NEARBY DETENTION FACILITY. NEITHER DRIVER WAS HURT IN THE CRASH.

I haven't stopped shaking since it happened. I'm just glad that everybody is safe. Return to index of stories...


IHUB FUNDING-TRX OC VO


AFTER YEARS OF LOBBYING FOR FUNDING -

F-G-C-U GETS THE MONEY TO START A RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT APPROVED 7-POINT-6 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE PROJECT.

THE SCHOOL WILL USE THE MONEY TO LAUNCH ITS INNOVATION HUB ON ALICO ROAD.

THE PRIVATE-PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP WILL FOCUS ON RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES WHILE GIVING STUDENTS A HANDS ON EXPERIENCE. Return to index of stories...


IHUB FUNDING-SOTVO


22:31 we are very hopeful and confident that that can serve as a magnet to other related businesses and industries to locate in this large innovation hub. 22:43

THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT SAYS CONSTRUCTION SHOULD BE COMPLETE BY THE END OF NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS


STRAIGHT AHEAD--

A QUICK THINKING GIRL AND HER DOG.

FOIL A WOULD-BE CROOK'S CRIME.

AND INCREDIBLE VIDEO.

A SUNBATHER IN GERMANY RECEIVED THE SHOCK OF HIS LIFE WHEN THIS PLANE ALMOST LANDED ON HIM AS HE WAS STRETCHED OUT ON THE BEACH! Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) GIRL ESCAPE BURGLAR-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) AIRPLANE ON BEACH-VOTOPS


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TS1) JIM RIEF DAY-TC MON VO


THERE WAS A SPECIAL TRIBUTE THIS MORNING AT LEE COUNTY COMMISSION CHAMBERS.

COMMISSIONERS HAVE DECLARED AUGUST 13TH AS JIM REIF DAY.

DURING THIS HURRICANE SEASON JIM'S EXPERTISE WILL MISSED.

FLORIDA WEEKLY WILL HAVE A FULL SPECIAL ON JIM IN THIS WEEKS EDITON-- ALONG WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PREPARE FOR HURRICANE SEASON. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FM CRIME-TC MON VO


THERE'S A NEW PLAN TO OVERHAUL FUNDING FOR THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT.

COUNCILMAN THOMAS LEONARDO SAYS HE WILL PRESENT HIS PLANS AT A BUDGET MEETING LATER THIS MONTH.

LEONARDO SAYS MONEY IS THE A CRITICAL WAY TO FIGHT VIOLENT CRIMINALS TAKING OVER NEIGHBORHOODS CITYWIDE.

AND CHIEF OF POLICE DOUG BAKER AGREES, F-M-P-D IS DOING MORE WITH LESS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) RECESS PETITION-TC MON VO


PARENTS IN LEE COUNTY WANT TO TO MAKE SURE THEIR KIDS ARE GETTING SOME MUCH NEEDED EXERCISE DURING THE SCHOOL DAY.

RIGHT NOW IT'S UP TO THE PRINCIPAL ON HOW MUCH RECESS TIME STUDENTS GET.

TONIGHT THE SCHOOL BOARD SAYS THEY WILL LOOK AT SCHOOL POLICIES TO EVALUATE IF ANY CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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GIRL SCARES BURGLAR-SOTVO


TWO ATTEMPTED BURGLARS GOT AWAY WITH NOTHING BUT A DOG BITE.

AFTER DEPUTIES SAY A TEN-YEAR-OLD SAN CARLOS PARK GIRL SCARED THEM AWAY.

:50 and I start crying because I'm scared:53

NIRVANA MARTINEZ CAME FACE TO FACE WITH TWO MEN OUTSIDE HER HOUSE.

SHE SCREAMED FOR HER MOTHER AND SENT THE FAMILY'S COCKER SPANIEL AFTER THEM. Return to index of stories...


GIRL SCARES BURGLAR-SOT-SS


1:29 when my dog reaches out to get one of the guys pants and he bites on it 1:35the guy kicks my dog and goes over the fence 1:40

DEPUTIES ARRESTED ONE OF THE MEN -- JOSE OLVERA.

THEY'RE STILL LOOKING FOR THE OTHER SUSPECT THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


OWEN JUST UPDATE-VOWIPE


ALMOST A YEAR AGO --

A YOUNG BOY SURVIVED AFTER HE WAS SUCKED INTO A STORM DRAIN AND SPIT OUT INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

HE SURVIVED.

SINCE THEN THE CITY HAS WORKED TO COVER THE DRAINS THEY SAY ARE DANGEROUS.

CREWS SURVEYED 10-THOUSAND DRAINS AND DEEMED 26 AS A POTENTIAL DANGER.

TEN OF THE DRAINS LIKE THIS ONE -- ARE ALMOST COVERED.

14 OTHERS STILL NEED WORK.

CITY LEADERS SAY FIXING THE DRAINS WILL COST ABOUT 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


OWEN JUST UPDATE-SOTVO


meghan just / 16:17:55 you can't put a price tag on the lives of kids but that's a drop in the bucket metaphorically. 16:18:03

OWEN JUST WAS PLAYING IN THE RAIN WITH FRIENDS WHEN HE GOT TOO CLOSE TO THE DRAIN AND GOT SUCKED IN.

OWEN'S FRIEND WHO RAN FOR HELP WAS HONORED BY FORT MYERS CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS WITH THE "DO THE RIGHT THING" AWARD. Return to index of stories...


CAPE STABBING-TRX SS VO


RIGHT NOW--

CAPE CORAL POLICE NEED YOUR HELP.

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS--

TAKEN AT THE 7-11 ON SANTA BARBARA BOULEVARD MOMENTS BEFORE TWO PEOPLE WERE STABBED.

IT HAPPENED OVER THE WEEKEND.

POLICE SAY THEY'RE LOOKING FOR AN OLDER MODEL, 4-DOOR WHITE CADILLAC. THAT MAY HAVE BEEN AT THE SCENE.

SO FAR --

THERE HAVE BEEN NO ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE COUNCIL-OTS


PEOPLE IN ONE CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD WON THEIR FIGHT AGAINST A DEVELOPER--FOR NOW.

THE DEVELOPER WANTED TO BUILD MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL UNITS IN THE CAPE COVE AREA.BUT RIGHT NOW HIS LAND IS ZONED FOR SINGLE-FAMILY UNITS.

SOME NEIGHBORS PROTESTED.AND THE DEVELOPER HAS WITHDRAWN HIS APPLICATION. Return to index of stories...


WHITE HOUSE TRAINING-INTRO


LITTLE HOUSEHOLD INVENTIONS LIKE THE SHOEHORN AND THE DOOR STOPPER ARE OFTEN TAKEN FOR GRANTED.

BUT IT TAKES A SPARK OF GENIUS TO THINK UP SOMETHING SO PERFECTLY SIMPLE.

A YOUNG BOY IN FLORIDA RECENTLY INVENTED SOMETHING THAT CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN AMERICA.

JOHN WOODRUFF HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


WHITE HOUSE TRAINING-PKG


"so if you lose your balance you can go back to the starting position"

"I could still use this now."

12-YEAR OLD INVENTOR PEYTON ROBERTSON WOWED PRESIDENT OBAMA THIS WEEK AT THE WHITE HOUSE SCIENCE FAIR.

OF COURSE, EVERY KID-SCIENTIST NEEDS A LABORATORY.

ENTER DELANEY MANUFACTURING.

"they called up and said hey, we've been invited to the White house science fair- think you can have it done in a week?"

JOHN SMELSER IS THE OWNER OF DELANEY, WHERE THEY TOOK ROBERTSON'S DESIGN FOR RETRACTABLE TRAINING WHEELS FROM A ROUGH SKETCH, TO A PROTOTYPE FIT FOR THE PRESIDENT.

"we bring up youtube, and there they are- sitting right in front of the president. he says well we got this bicycle thing behind us, we'll get settled from this, and he's got another thing he wants you to work on."

"here at delaney they can take anything you can dream up- from a grocery bag handle to a car part- and take it from the back of a napkin to a working prototype within seven days, using the magic of technology."

"with the 3d printer, we can send the cad files right from the computer right to the printer. the printer will make the part, you can take it out, look at it, put it in your hand, see how it feels."

BUT 3D-PRINTED PROTOTYPES ARE JUST THE BEGINNING- IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING, PRODUCTION MODELS ARE MADE FROM INJECTION MOLDS, AND PACKAGED FOR RETAIL.

"we have literally new things every day. it's a fun job, you come to work and you just never know what's going to come in through the door." Return to index of stories...


GAINSVILLE SINKHOLE-TRXVOTOPS


SEVERAL SINKHOLES HAVE OPENED UP IN GAINESVILLE.

THIS IS VIDEO OF ONE OF THEM.

PEOPLE WHO WORK IN THE AREA SAY TWO SINKHOLES STARTED TO GROW AFTER HEAVY RAINS LAST THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

ANOTHER APPEARED AFTER THE DOWNPOURS.

THE SINKHOLES ARE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY ON THE EDGE OF A RETENTION POUND.

SO OFFICIALS SAY THE PROPERTY OWNER.WILL BE REQUIRED BY LAW TO FIX ANY SINKHOLES LOCATED IN A DRAINAGE BASIN. Return to index of stories...


KASEM COURT BATTLE-OC VO


THE FIGHT AND LEGAL BATTLE OVER CASEY KASEM PLAYED OUT IN A WASHINGTON COURTROOM MONDAY.

A JUDGE RULED THAT THE AILING 82-YEAR-OLD RADIO PERSONALITY CAN STAY WITH HIS WIFE AT A WASHINGTON STATE HOME IF THERE'S MEDICAL SUPERVISION AND DOCTORS SAY ITS SAFE TO TRANSPORT HIM.

THE RULING COMES A DAY AFTER KASEM WAS TAKEN TO A MEDICAL FACILITY AT THE REQUEST OF HIS DAUGHTER.

KASEM'S WIFE AND DAUGHTER HAVE BEEN FIGHTING OVER WHO SHOULD MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT HIS CARE. Return to index of stories...


OLIVER STONE SNOWDEN-OC VO


OSCAR-WINNING DIRECTOR OLIVER STONE PLANS TO ADAPT EDWARD SNOWDEN'S STORY FOR THE BIG SCREEN.

THE FILM WILL BE BASED ON A BOOK WRITTEN BY GUARDIAN JOURNALIST LUKE HARDING.

STONE AND HIS PRODUCTION PARTNER BOUGHT THE RIGHTS TO HARDING'S BOOK, "THE SNOWDEN FILES: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED MAN."

IT DELVES INTO THE EVENTS SURROUNDING SNOWDEN'S LEAKS OF INFORMATION ABOUT U-S GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMS.

STONE WILL WRITE AND DIRECT THE SNOWDEN FILM. Return to index of stories...


SYRIA'S RECRUITING-INTRO


PEOPLE IN SYRIA ARE GOING TO THE POLLS IN A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION THAT IS ALL BUT GUARANTEED TO KEEP THE PRESIDENT IN POWER.

VOTING WILL ONLY TAKE PLACE IN AREAS CONTROLLED BY THE REGIME.

OPPOSITION GROUPS AND MANY WESTERN COUNTRIES HAVE DISMISSED THE ELECTION AS A SHAM

CNN'S NICK PATON WALSH REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


SYRIA'S RECRUITING-PKG


IF YOU WANT TO BE ONE OF THESE - AN AL-QAEDA FIGHTER FILMED SECRETLY HERE IN THEIR STRONGHOLD IN THE SYRIAN CITY OF RAQQA - IT CAN BE A LONG AND COMPLEX ROAD.

BUT IF YOU ARE A WESTERNER. THE JOURNEY TO THIS RADICAL'S UTOPIA WHERE WOMEN MUST DRESS LIKE THIS, CAN START HERE, ON TWITTER.

THIS MAN IS NOW IN HIDING, BUT TOLD US HE HELPED RECRUIT WESTERNERS USING DIRECT MESSAGING ON THE TWITTER ACCOUNTS OF THE ISLAMIC STATE IN IRAQ AND SYRIA, OR ISIS.

THERE WAS SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR THE EUROPEANS, HE SAYS. ONE BRITISH GUY SAID HE WAS CALLED IBRAHIM, SAID SALLAM ALEKUM IN ARABIC, THEN TOLD ME HE WAS FROM MANCHESTER.

"MANCHESTER" - ONE ASKED MY BOSS IF HE SHOULD FIGHT IN HIS OWN COUNTRY, OR TO COME TO SYRIA? HE WAS TOLD IF GOD DOESN'T GIVE YOU MARTYRDOM IN SYRIA, THEN HE COULD WAGE WAR IN HIS OWN COUNTRY.

SYRIA NOW HAS A NEW HORROR: WILL THESE WESTERN RECRUITS TAKE THEIR JIHAD BACK TO THEIR HOME COUNTRIES?

SOME WON'T, LIKE ABU SALHA - THE FIRST AMERICAN TO DIE, IN THIS BLAST, AS A SUICIDE BOMBER IN SYRIA.

HE WAS WELL-KNOWN IN RAQQA, SAID OUR SOURCE, ADDING THEIR FOREIGN RECRUITS WERE FIRST VETTED CAREFULLY IN THEIR HOME COUNTRIES.

PART OF AN OFFICE THAT RAN A WELCOME ONLINE CHAT ABOUT LIFE UNDER ISIS - TWO WEEKS FOR FUTURE RECRUITS- THERE WERE VERY STRICT RULES.

THERE ARE QUESTIONS I AM ALLOWED TO ANSWER, AND THEN THINGS I MUST ASK MY SUPERVISOR. SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT RELIGION. I HAVE TO GET THEIR PERMISSION TO MESSAGE ANYONE. I CAN'T TALK ON SKYPE, AS EVERYTHING IS WRITTEN DOWN, SO THEY CAN MONITOR IT.

HE FLED THIS CITY WHEN ISIS MURDERED TWO RELATIVES, WAS JAILED WHEN HE SPOKE OUT OF TURN, AND WAS RARELY ALLOWED TO MEET THE RECRUITS.

CHATS COULD LAST HOURS, BUT SOME OF THE QUESTIONS WERE STRANGE.

I REMEMBER ONE GUY ASKED ME FOR A VIDEO OF A PUBLIC EXECUTION, HE SAYS - BUT ONE THAT'S NOT BEEN PUT ONLINE BEFORE. STRANGE ONES TOO ABOUT MARRYING SYRIANS GIRLS. I GOT MAD ONCE WHEN I WAS ASKED IF SOMEONE COULD MARRY THREE OR FOUR GIRLS.

THE MOTIVES OFTEN SELFISH, THE GOAL VIOLENT, AND ITS MOST RADICAL OFFSPRING TURNING THEIR SIGHTS ON THE WEST.

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AIRPLANE ON BEACH-TRX VOTOPS


CHECK THIS OUT --

A MAN STRETCHED OUT ON THE SAND IN NORTHERN GERMANY HAD A LUCKY ESCAPE WHEN A LIGHT AIRCRAFT CAME IN TO LAND ALMOST RIGHT ON TOP OF HIM.

THE PILOT MISJUDGED HIS APPROACH TO AN AIRFIELD NEARBY AND GOT CLOSE TO THE WHITE SANDS -- AND THE MAN LYING FACE DOWN BENEATH HIM.

THE SUNBATHER GOT UP AND WALKED OFF AFTER THE CLOSE-CALL. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS


COMING UP ON NBC-2.

A N-F-L PLAYER IS CREDITED WITH HELPING SOME STRANDED BOATERS GET TO SHORE.

WE'LL HAVE MORE ON THAT STORY AFTER THE BREAK.

PLUS THIS.

if I had a rock, i'd throw it at you right now, butted to:just sit down, I'll take care of it

DON'T MESS WITH THIS JUDGE--

WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE FLORIDA COURTROOM WHERE THINGS ALMOST TURNED PHYSICAL. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) FOOTBALL PLAYER-VOWIPE


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TZ4B) JUDGE WANTS TO FIGHT-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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VIKINGS FOOTBALL PLAYER SAVES BOATERS-PLASMA VO


THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS' CHAD GREENWAY IS MORE THAN JUST A FOOTBALL PLAYER.

THE PRO-BOWL LINEBACKER HELPED RESCUE STRANDED BOATERS ON LAKE MINNETONKA ON MONDAY.

RENA SARI-GIA-NOPOULOS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


VIKINGS FOOTBALL PLAYER SAVES BOATERS-PKG


THIS STARTED OUT AS A STORY ABOUT HIGH WATER AND THE GRAY'S BAY DAM.

"This is more water coming over the spillway than I've ever seen before."

DON AND BETH NELSON HAVE LIVED ON LAKE MINNETONKA FOR 38 YEARS. THE WATER LEVEL IS A FIRST AND SO WAS THIS.

"They were helpless. They were out of the boat in the water."

WHILE SHOOTING THE STORY PHOTOJOURNALIST BILL MIDDEKE NOTICED A COUPLE STRUGGLING ON THE LAKE. THEY SEEMED TO BE DRIFTING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE SPILLWAY. HE CALLED 9-1-1. AND THEN, THIS HAPPENED.

"So I just ran down."

YES, THAT'S MINNESOTA VIKING CHAD GREENWAY JUMPING IN THE WATER.

"And I figured I'd help them out, it looked like it was dangerous."

"Superman to the rescue. He'll get a bonus for that."

GREENWAY HELPED PULL THE BOAT AWAY FROM THE SPILLWAY AND THEN HAD TO HELP THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WHEN THEY SHOWED UP TO TOW THE BOAT.

"The waves are so big and the wind is so strong today that it pushed him right into the rocks, so we had to get him off the rocks, his prop cleaned out of the rope, and get him turned in the right direction."

WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE TRIO AS THE MADE IT TO DRY LAND.

"We were looking at all the beautiful houses and all of the sudden the steering wheel would turn and we were going around in circles."

EDWARD AND CRYSTAL ALEXIS JUST BOUGHT THEIR BOAT. FIRST TRIP OUT WAS AN EXCITING ONE TO SAY THE LEAST.

"It got scary close to the rocks."

AND WHAT DID THEY THINK WHEN THEY SAW GREENWAY COME TO SAVE THE DAY?

"We didn't even know. We didn't even know.

AND NOW THAT THEY DO KNOW SURELY THEIR KNIGHT IN SOAKING WET SHORTS WILL HAVE FOREVER FANS.

"Oh, it's always been the Vikings. I'm a Chicago Bears fan, I'm just going to keep it real. Ha ha ha." 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.

CLOUDY WITH AN ISOLATED CHANCE FOR RAIN

Tuesday morning starts with plenty of clouds and temperatures in the low to mid 70s in Southwest Florida. We will continue to see mainly cloudy skies today and afternoon high temperatures will only reach into the mid to upper 80s. Today will be a much drier day than yesterday, but there will still be a few isolated showers and possibly a storm in the area. The best chance for seeing that shower will be near the coastline during the mid afternoon time frame.

Looking ahead to Wednesday, we'll see mostly cloudy skies and coverage of rain will remain low. Afternoon highs will reach into the upper 80s. The rain coverage will likely go up a bit on Thursday. Then up even more on Friday and Saturday. Those will likely be the 2 wettest days out of the next 7. Return to index of stories...


TEEN SEATBELT-ON CAM


MORE TEENS DIE IN CAR CRASHES THAN FROM ANY OTHER CAUSE. YET MANY DON'T WEAR THEIR SEATBELT.

THEY EITHER SIMPLY FORGET. OR DON'T WANT TO MESS UP THEIR CLOTHES.

ERIKA EDWARDS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


TEEN SEATBELT-PKG


19 YEAR OLD ALEXA JOHNSON WAS KILLED INSTANTLY WHEN SHE LOST CONTROL OF HER TRUCK LAST YEAR. SHE HAD FAILED TO WEAR HER SEAT BELT.. A FACT THAT STILL HAUNTS HER FATHER.

"We knew that something horrific had happened. But you couldn't imagine that it was your own child."

ABOUT 25-HUNDRED TEENAGERS DIE EACH YEAR IN CAR ACCIDENTS.

"In almost half of those cases, the teens were not buckled up. We're talking about drivers as well as passengers."

SAFE KIDS WORLDWIDE SURVEYED ONE-THOUSAND TEENAGERS ABOUT THEIR SEAT BELT USAGE. A QUARTER DON'T BUCKLE UP EVERY TIME FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS. THEY FORGET, OR SAY THEY'RE NOT GOING THAT FAR.

"They may decide that it's just not that important to buckle up, or I don't want my clothes to wrinkle, or maybe there are more kids in the car than there are seat belts that are available."

FOR WHATEVER REASON. ALEXA CHOSE TO SIT ON TOP OF HER FASTENED SEAT BELT -- TRICKING THE TRUCK'S SAFETY SYSTEM THAT WOULD HAVE TRIGGERED A BEEP HAD THE DRIVER'S BELT NOT BEEN BUCKLED.

HER FAMILY NOW OUTFITS SEAT BELTS WITH PIECES OF FABRIC TO REMIND OTHERS TO USE THEM THE RIGHT WAY.

"When you feel that belt across your shoulder and you feel that belt across your waist, think of it as a hug from Alexa."

THE HOPE IS THAT THESE HUGS FROM ALEXA. WILL HELP SERVE AS A REMINDER TO STAY SAFE.

ERIKA EDWARDS, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


JUDGE WANTS FIGHT-OC SOTVO


THINGS GOT HEATED BETWEEN A JUDGE AND A PUBLIC DEFENDER IN A FLORIDA COURTROOM ON MONDAY.

JUDGE JOHN MURPHY IS HEARD ON CAMERA USING AN EXPLETIVE TO DESCRIBE HOW HE WILL BEAT UP A PUBLIC DEFENDER.

if you want to fight lets go out back and I will beat your

IT HAPPENED WHEN THE JUDGE WAS PRESSURING THE PUPLIC DEFENDER TO GET HIS CLIENT TO WAIVE HIS RIGHT TO A SPEEDY TRIAL.

THE TWO WERE SEEN WALKING OUT INTO THE HALLWAY.

THE PUBLIC DEFENDER THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO TALK IT OUT IN THE HALL, BUT SAYS THE JUDGE THREW PUNCHES AT HIM.

THE JUDGE WAS NOT ARRESTED, AND IT DOES NOT APPEAR CHARGES WILL BE FILED. Return to index of stories...


BABY ON WEDDING DRESS-VO


HERE COMES THE BRIDE --

AND THE BABY!

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?

IT'S PROBABLY THE MOST BIZARRE IMAGE YOU'LL SEE ALL DAY.

IT'S MAKING THE ROUNDS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.

A BRIDE HAD HER ONE-MONTH-OLD STRAPPED TO HER WEDDING DRESS.

THIS WAS AT A WEDDING IN TENNESSEE.

SOME PEOPLE ARE CALLING FOR CHILD SERVICES TO GET INVOLVED.

THE BRIDE SAYS SHE WANTED HER DAUGHTER TO BE INVOLVED IN THE WEDDING --

AND SAYS THE BABY IS FINE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


DOES YOUR IMMUNITY NEED A BOOST?

MANY PEOPLE DON'T GET THEIR BOOSTER SHOTS AND IT COULD PROVE COSTLY- THAT STORY AHEAD IN HEALTH MATTERS.

AND IT'S THE STORY YOU'LL BE TALKING ABOUT ALL DAY --

A GUY'S CAR ENDS UP HERE.

AND WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR WHO OR WHAT WAS BEHIND THE WHEEL. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) DOG DRIVES CAR-VO


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DOWNTOWN HOTEL UPDATE-VO


55 MILLION DOLLARS!

THAT'S HOW MUCH A NEW SHERATON HOTEL WILL COST TO BUILD IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

THAT'S IN ADDITION TO ANOTHER 9-MILLION SET ASIDE FOR RENOVATIONS TO THE HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER.

WE LEARNED NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE BIG PLANS FOR DOWNTOWN.

THE SHERATON HOTEL WOULD BE NINE FLOORS -- HAVE 225 ROOMS AND OTHER SPACE ATTACHED TO HARBORSIDE.

IT'S A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT THE CITY OF FORT MYERS WANTS. Return to index of stories...


DOWNTOWN HOTEL UPDATE-SOTVO


That's going to bring a lot of revenue I think to the city. And to lee county and I think it's going to being a lot more attention across the state

FUNDING REMAINS A CONCERN.

RIGHT NOW- DEVELOPERS AND THE CITY PLAN TO SPLIT THE COSTS.

CITY LEADERS SAY, THEY'RE LOOKING INTO VARIOUS GRANTS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


STICKING TO A SCHEDULE IS GOOD ADVICE FOR MOST OF US-- AND IT HOLDS TRUE FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR SHOT SCHEDULE.

HEALTH EXPERTS BELIEVE RECENT WHOOPING COUGH OUTBREAKS ARE BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE EITHER NOT GETTING VACCINATED OR SKIPPING THE FOLLOW UP BOOSTER.

AMY OSHIER HAS MORE IN OUR HEALTH MATTERS REPORT. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


WHEN IT COMES TO ARMING YOUR LOVED ONES AGAINST WHOOPING COUGH, IT IS NOT A ONE-SHOT DEAL.

Dr. Anthony Pietroniro/Pediatrician

RUNS:

1:04 In the past few years, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control have recommended getting another booster for pertussis at 11 years of age.

SO IN ADDITION TO JUST TETANUS AND Diphtheria, KIDS GET ANOTHER DOSE OF THE PERTUSSIS VACCINE- TO PREVENT WHOOPING COUGH. EXPERTS SAY IT'S NEEDED AS THE NUMBER OF CASES CONTINUE TO RISE.

Dr. Anthony Pietroniro/Pediatrician

RUNS:

5:11 Immunization is two-fold. One, it's to protect the people who are most vulnerable, which is why we start that series at two months of age. 5:45 And as we mentioned 5:33 What we try to do is create a cocoon of people who are immunized until that newborn has had a chance to receive the vaccine series.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Infants face the most danger from whooping cough- it can lead to hospitalization even death. Teens and adults are likely to have milder symptoms- like a prolonged cough. They usually get it when their immunity has faded between shots or by skipping the vaccine altogether.

Dr. Anthony Pietroniro/Pediatrician

RUNS:

:22 I would say probably every year there's usually one or two cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, that come to our practice.

A RECENT ONE INVOLVED A CHILD WHO WAS NEARING THE BOOSTER STAGE.

Dr. Anthony Pietroniro/Pediatrician

RUNS:

3:00 I believe at the second visit with a complaint that the cough was no better and had been going on for weeks, it was decided to do a nasal swab to test them for pertussis and it did come back positive.

SPREAD BY RESPIRATORY DROPLETS THE SICKNESS IS MOST CONTAGIOUS DURING THE FIRST FEW WEEKS, COUGHING CAN LAST FOR MONTHS AND FOR THE VERY YOUNG, A CASE OF WHOOPING COUGH CAN BE LIFE-CHANGING. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


DAN MARINO CONCUSSION-TRXVOTOPS


HALL OF FAME QUARTERBACK DAN MARINO HAS JOINED THE CONCUSSION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE.

MARINO, ALONG WITH FOURTEEN OTHER FORMER PLAYERS AND ONE SPOUSE ARE SEEKING FINANCIAL COMPENSATION FOR GAME-RELATED INJURIES.

THEY ACCUSE THE LEAGUE OF MISLEADING PLAYERS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS.

THE LAWSUIT ALLEGES THE N-F-L KNEW CONCUSSIONS COULD LEAD TO SYMPTOMS OF POST-TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJRY. Return to index of stories...


VIDEO VIEW-INTRO


DESPITE BEING THE ONLY MEMBER OF HIS SEAL TEAM TO COME HOME ALIVE, MARCUS LUTTRELL SAYS HE MISSES THE ACTION OF BEING AN ELITE SOLDIER.

HIS STORY BECAME A BEST-SELLING BOOK, AND THAT BOOK BECAME A MOVIE WHICH IS OUT ON DVD THIS WEEK.

HERE'S RAPHAEL SETH WITH THE VIDEO VIEW. Return to index of stories...


VIDEO VIEW-PKG


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TAYLOR KITSCH TALKS ABOUT PLAYING A REAL HERO IN THE BONUS FEATURES FOR "LONE SURVIVOR." THIS FILM IS BASED ON THE TRUE STORY OF FOUR NAVY SEALS ON A HIGH-RISK MISSION. THEY'RE SENT TO TAKE-OUT AN AL QAEDA OPERATIVE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF AFGHANISTAN.BUT WHEN BOYS TENDING FLOCKS IN THE AREA DISCOVER THEIR POSITION THE SEALS FACE AN IMPOSSIBLE MORAL DILEMMA.THAT CAN ONLY BE SOLVED WITH BULLETS, BLOOD, AND COURAGE.

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THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW GETS SHINY IN "ROBOCOP." JOEL KINNAMAN IS A POLICE OFFICER ON LIFE SUPPORT AFTER AN EXPLOSION. BUT TECHNOLGY AND ULTERIOR MOTIVES CAN SAVE HIM. MICHAEL KEATON'S COMPANY MAKES POLICE ROBOTS, AND HE WANTS ONE WITH A HUMAN FACE THAT WILL FOLLOW ORDERS. BUT WILL HIS ENGINEERS LEAVE TOO MUCH HEART IN THE DESIGN, OPENING THE DOOR FOR EMOTIONAL OVERRIDE?

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DIOGO MORGADO TALKS ABOUT PLAYING THE SAVIOR OF MANKIND IN "SON OF GOD." THIS GRITTY NEW TESTAMENT RETELLING WAS SHOT IN MOROCCO WITH THE PORTUGESE ACTOR PORTRAYING THE TITLE CHARACTER. THE LATEST VERSION OF THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD IS AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL, DVD AND BLU RAY.

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JERRY LEWIS TALKS ABOUT THE VERY FIRST PREVIEW OF HIS LANDMARK FILM "THE NUTTY PROFESSOR." THIS COMEDY CLASSIC CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A COLLECTOR'S SET. IT'S TELLS THE JECKYLL-AND-HYDE STORY OF A NERDY CHEMISTRY TEACHER WHO CREATES A SECRET POTION TO BECOME THE COOLEST CAT ON CAMPUS.

THAT'S THE VIDEO VIEW, RAPHAEL SETH NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


DOG DRIVES CAR INTO POND-VOTOPS


A PUPPY IN MASSACHUSETTS IS ALREADY PROVING, SHE'S GONNA BE A HANDFUL.

THE DOGS OWNER SAYS HIS FIVE-MONTH-OLD GERMAN SHEPHERD, ROSIE, GOT HER LEASH TANGLED IN THE GEAR SHIFTER.

WHEN SHE WAS TRYING TO BREAK FREE, THE PUPPY FELL ONTO THE DRIVER'S SIDE FLOOR AND HIT THE ACCELERATOR, SENDING THE CAR INTO THE POND.

THE MASTER AND HIS DOG WERE BOTH IN THE CAR ABOUT 30 YARDS OFFSHORE, BEFORE IT SANK.

A WITNESS RUSHED INTO THE POND TO HELP GET ROSIE SAFELY OUT -- AFTER THE DRIVER HAD TO UNTANGLE THINGS TO FREE HIMSELF. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM


STRAIGHT AHEAD AT NOON.

A NEW REFERENDUM NOW ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT.

ALL TO CREATE TERM LIMITS FOR LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.

WE HAVE A LIVE REPORT AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR.

AND CRITICISM RISES OVER THE RELEASE OF FIVE TOP TALIBAN LEADERS IN EXCHANGE FOR CAPTIVE SOLDIERS SGT BOWE BERGDAHL

WHY PRESIDENT OBAMA IS DEFENDING HIS DECISION. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) LEE CO COMMISSION-VOTOPS


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NOON TZB) OBAMA TRIP-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


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