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DIRECTOR'S PAGE B) SEVERE WX-NATS TOPS VO
HEADLINES------- BREAK FOUR
A) ANIMAL HOARDING-vo in plasma SHOW OPEN-CLIP
B) BEAR HUNT-vo in plasma TOSS TO GEORGE-O ANI BOX WITH VIDEO
C) BONITA LINES-vo in plasma SANIBEL INSPECTION-LIVE VU 2
SHOW OPEN-CLIP SANIBEL INSPECTION-VO
TOSS TO DAVE-VO IN TC MON LIVE IN TC MON SANIBEL INSPECTION-SOT
ANIMAL HOARDING-REM LIVE SANIBEL INSPECTION-LIVE VU 2
ANIMAL HOARDING-VO SEVERE WX-NATS TOPS VO IN TC MON
ANIMAL HOARDING-SOT SEVERE WX-PKG
ANIMAL HOARDING-REM LIVE STERLING COMMENTS-OC SOT OC
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP JUDGE LEAVES-OC NATS VO
TOSS TO CLIFTON-E ANI BOX WITH VIDEO FLIGHT WATER SOUND-OC NATS VO WIPE
A) FIRST BEAR VIDEO-vo FLIGHT WATER SOUND-SOT VO
B) NEW BEAR VIDEO-vo COCAINE PILOT-OC SOT VO
BEAR HUNT-LIVE VU 1 SS TEACHER ATTACK-VO
BEAR HUNT-VO SKIMMING-TRX OC
BEAR HUNT-SOT SKIMMING-PKG
BEAR HUNT-LIVE VU1 SKIMMING-ONCAM
TOSS TO CHARLIE-VO CG REVEAL MERKEL PHONE TAPPING-VO
BONITA LINES-REM LIVE HOME IMPROVEMENTS-SS
BONITA LINES-VO AMERICAN DREAM-VO
BONITA LINES-SOT HEALTH MATTERS-ONCAM
BONITA LINES-REM LIVE HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
TOSS TO ANDREA-2 SS BOXES JONAH APOLOGY-OC SOT OC
MELISSA SMITH TRIAL-BUBBA TEASE FIVE---
MELISSA SMITH TRIAL-VO A) SLENDERMAN STABBING-2 SHOT SOT VO
MELISSA SMITH TRIAL-SOT B) WHEEL CHAIR ASSAULT-VO TOPS
MELISSA SMITH TRIAL-BUBBA C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
TEASE ONE------ BREAK FIVE
A) DEVELOPMENT ON MLK-2 SHOT VO NE TORNADO-VO TOPS
C) WEATHER TEASE-STC FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
BREAK ONE FORECAST-WXWALL
BIG BOARD-trxSAT-LIVE-TOPS TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC
FAMILY DOLLAR ROBBERY-TRX VO TOPS TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
BANK ROBBERY ARREST-2 SS SLENDERMAN STABBING-VO IN PLASMA
TEASE TWO----- SLENDERMAN STABBING-PKG
A) BOWE RELEASE-TRX VO TOPS DEVELOPMENT ON MLK-VO WIPE
BREAK TWO DEVELOPMENT ON MLK-SOT VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP AZ RIOT-VO WIPE
FORECAST-WXWALL AZ RIOT-SOT VO
TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC BUS CLOSE CALL-TRX VO TOPS
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP BUS CLOSE CALL-SOT VO
BOWE RELEASE-VO IN PLASMA AMBULANCE CRASH-TRX NATS TOPS VO
BOWE RELEASE-PKG 5 YR OLD SHOOTING-VO WIPE
PC CAR THEFTS ARREST-SS 5 YR OLD SHOOTING-SOT VO
VOTING MACHINE TESTING-VO WIPE ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP
VOTING MACHINE TESTING-SOT VO A) HOARDING CASE-NWSRM, VO-WIPE
TEASE THREE------ B) BEAR CAUGHT-SSTOPS
A) SODA SUMMIT-TRX VO TOPS BREAK SIX
BREAK THREE WHEEL CHAIR ASSAULT-TC VIDBOX
SODA SUMMIT-PLASMA WHEEL CHAIR ASSAULT-PKG
SODA SUMMIT-PKG ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP
TEASE FOUR----- 5PM PREVIEW-2SHOT
A) FLIGHT WATER SOUNDS-2 SHOT VO END TIME-CREDITS


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HEADLINES-------


THIS VIDEO DOESN'T EVEN BEGIN TO TELL THIS STORY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY CATS INSIDE A NORTH FORT MYERS HOME LIVED IN THEIR OWN FILTH.

FIRST AT FOUR WE'RE THERE AS CREWS PULL THEM ANIMALS OUT AND THEIR OWNER.

IT'S A BEAR HUNT THATS TAKING NEW TWISTS AND TURNS BY THE MINUTE.

AND JUST MINUTES AGO IT ENDED IN DRAMATIC FASHION.

FROM CANALS TO TREES EVEN CROSSING A BUSY STRETCH OF U-S 41 NBC2 BRINGS YOU THE THRILLING CONCLUSION.

IF YOU SAT IN THE DARK OR WERE WITHOUT CABLE TODAY.YOU CAN BLAME IT ON A TRUCK DRIVER.

WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE MESS AND SHOW YOU THE MASSIVE IMPACT. Return to index of stories...


A) ANIMAL HOARDING-vo in plasma


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B) BEAR HUNT-vo in plasma


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C) BONITA LINES-vo in plasma


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO DAVE-VO IN TC MON LIVE IN TC MON


BRAND NEW AT FOUR.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT CREWS REMOVING ANIMALS LIVING IN DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS INSIDE A NORTH FORT MYERS HOME.

INSIDE ITS SO HORRIFIC THAT WE CAN'T EVEN SHOW IT ON TELEVISION.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE CATS LIVED IN THEIR OWN FECES BUT AMAZINGLY ARE IN GOOD HEALTH.

NBC2'S DAVE ELIAS HAS BEEN OUTSIDE THE HOME ON LOVELY LANE ALL DAY WATCHING CREWS REMOVING THE ANIMALS.

HE JOINS US LIVE AT FOUR. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL HOARDING-REM LIVE


NEIGHBORS HERE ON LOVEY AVENUE IN NORTH FORT MYERS SAY THERE WAS NOTHING LOVELY ABOUT THE SMELL THAT WAS COMING FROM THIS HOME BEHIND ME. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL HOARDING-VO


THE HOUSE WREAKED OVER URINE AND FECES. NEIGHBORS REPORTED SEEING THIN BLACK CATS IN AND OUTSIDE THE HOME. TODAY WHEN ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS SHOWED UP THEY WERE SHOCKED AT WHAT THEY SAW INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL HOARDING-SOT


17:15:43 The house is full of excrement. The whole house there is a stench of urine and feces. There is feces spread throughout every single room. 17:15:54 Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL HOARDING-REM LIVE


AUTHORITIES ARE NOT RELEASING THE WOMANS NAME. THEY SAY SHE WAS BAKKER ACTED AND TAKEN AWAY FOR A MENTAL EVALUATION. ANIMAL CONTROL FOUND FIVE BLACK CATS INSIDE. COMING UP NEW AT 5 WE'RE TALKING WITH NEIGHBORS WHO WERE FORCED TO BARE THE STENCH. LIVE IN NORTH FORT MYERS DAVE ELIAS NBC-2 Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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TOSS TO CLIFTON-E ANI BOX WITH VIDEO


BREAKING NEWS THE HUNT FOR A BEAR ROAMING NORTH FORT MYERS AND CAPE CORAL IS OVER.

CELL PHONE VIDEO CAPTURED THIS BEAR HANGING OUT IN A TREE ALONG PALM ISLAND CIRCLE IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

BUT THE CHASE DIDN'T END THERE AS THE ANIMAL VENTURED TO NORTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL.

F-W-C OFFICERS JUST TRANQUILIZED IT IN A BACKYARD NEAR THE WALMART.

NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE AT FOUR. Return to index of stories...


A) FIRST BEAR VIDEO-vo


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B) NEW BEAR VIDEO-vo


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BEAR HUNT-LIVE VU 1 SS


BUT THIS BEAR HAS BEEN ALL OVER THIS AREA --

WE'VE MADE A MAP OF THE SIGHTINGS --

TAKE A LOOK -- THE BEAR WAS INITIALLY SPOTTED IN THE MOODY RIVER NEIGHBORHOOD BEFORE WILDLIFE OFFICIALS LOST TRACK OF HIM --

HIS WAS SPOTTED AGAIN AROUND 1:00 , ACROSS THE CANAL, WANDERING AROUND NORTH FOR MYERS HIGH SCHOOL --

A LITTLE LATER HE WAS SEEN WALKING THROUGH A BACK YARD ON HIDDEN ACRES CIRCLE.

THEN HE CROSSED PONDELLA AND WAS SEEN HEADING NORTH ON WENDELL AVENUE.

THEN FINALLY -- HE CROSSED US 41 -- AND WENT FURTHER NORTH -- ENDING UP NEAR THE WALMART -- Return to index of stories...


BEAR HUNT-VO


FWC HAD EYES ON THE BEAR IN A TREE EARLIER THIS MORNING -- BUT DIDN'T TRANQUILIZE IT, BECAUSE HE WAS CLOSE TO WATER AND THEY DIDN'T WANT THE BEAR TO FALL IN AND DROWN.

WE'VE TALKED TO SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO HAVE SEEN THE BEAR TODAY -- LISTEN TO THIS --

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BEAR HUNT-SOT


"It was scurrying along the fence line and it came around to just behind us here, climbed up the fence, let himself down with his front paws and that was the last we saw of him." Return to index of stories...


BEAR HUNT-LIVE VU1


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TOSS TO CHARLIE-VO CG REVEAL


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW AT FOUR.

PEOPLE LEFT IN THE DARK AND MANY MORE UNABLE TO GET LOGGED ONTO THE INTERNET ALL THANKS TO A TREE TRIMMING TRUCK.

TAKE A LOOK, CREWS ARE TRYING TO RESTORE CABLE AND ELECTRICAL SERVICE AFTER A TRUCK BROUGHT DOWN UTILITY LINES ALONG BONITA BEACH ROAD TODAY.

ON TOP OF IT ALL, IT MADE FOR A MESSY COMMUTE FOR MANY.

NBC2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN IS LIVE FIRST AT FOUR. Return to index of stories...


BONITA LINES-REM LIVE


Describe scene.

FPL SAYS POWER SHOULD BE RESTORED BY 6 pm.

TRAFFIC IS OPEN ALONG BONITA BEACH ROAD IN BOTH DIRECTIONS. Return to index of stories...


BONITA LINES-VO


FPL SAYS ONLY 13 CUSTOMERS LOST POWER.

THE BIG PROBLEM WAS FROM COMCAST - THIS INCIDENT CUT OFF CABLE

INTERNET AND PHONE SERVICE TO THOUSANDS OF CUSTOMERS IN COLLIER AND

SOUTHERN LEE COUNTIES FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

TWO COMPANIES WE TALKED WITH SAY THEY COULDN'T RUN CREDIT CARDS-

BECAUSE THE PHONE LINES WERE DOWN.

ONE STORE MANAGER WAS FORCED TO TURN AWAY CUSTOMERS.

BUT EMPLOYEES AT BOTH COMPANIES FOUND WAYS TO DEAL WITH THE SITUATION. Return to index of stories...


BONITA LINES-SOT


04;17:43we have the forms they provide to you from your merchant and

you put it in there and run it when the Internet comes back up. the

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BONITA LINES-REM LIVE


FPL SAYS ELECTRICITY SHOULD BE HOOKED UP BY 6 pm

AND AGAIN- COMCAST SAYS----

WHAT ABOUT THE DRIVER WHO DID THIS?- THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S SAYS IT

APPEARS ACCIDENTAL- DEPUTIES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING BEFORE HANDING

OUT A CITATION OR WORSE.

IN BONITA SPRINGS CK NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO ANDREA-2 SS BOXES


EMOTION RAN HIGH AS WITNESSES TOOK THE STAND IN A TRIAL OF A DAYCARE OWNER CHARGED IN THE DROWNING DEATH OF A LEHIGH ACRES TODDLER.

MELISSA SMITH IS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED MANSLAUGHTER.

SHE JUST TOOK THE WITNESS STAND IN HER OWN DEFENSE.

PROSECUTORS SAY SHE WAS IN A BATHROOM WITH 2 YEAR CHRISTIAN BYRD DROWNED IN A KIDDIE POOL.

NBC2'S ANDREA HUBBELL IS IN STUDIO WITH THE DRAMATIC TESTIMONY TODAY. Return to index of stories...


MELISSA SMITH TRIAL-BUBBA


JUST MINUTES AGO --

SMITH IS SAYING SHE'S A CAREFUL PARENT.

EVEN GOES AS FAR AS SAYING -- NOTHING WOULD EVER HAPPEN ON HER WATCH.

BUT IT DID -- LAST JUNE.

SMITH ADMITS SHE HAD SEVEN KIDS.

ONE MORE THAN THE STATE ALLOWS. Return to index of stories...


MELISSA SMITH TRIAL-VO


EARLIER IN COURT WE COULD SEE THE VICTIMS MOTHER IN TEARS -- AS ANOTHER CHILD TESTIFIED IN A VIDEO.

NBC2 WATCHED AS A THREE YEAR OLD EXPLAINED HOW SHE AND OTHER KIDS TRIED TO TAKE CHRISTIAN BYRD OUT OF THE WATER -- AS THEY PLAYED -- UNSUPERVISED.

IN A STATEMENT TO DEPUTIES -- SMITH SAYS SHE WENT INSIDE FOR FIVE MINUTES TO USE THE BATHROOM.

WHEN SHE CAME OUT -- CHRYSTIAN WAS BLUE.

SHE STARTED CPR BUT IT DIDN'T WORK.

TODAY -- ONE PARENT TESTIFIED HOW HER CHILD SUFFERED FROM EMOTIONAL TRAUMA FOR MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


MELISSA SMITH TRIAL-SOT


Prosecutor

"Did your son experience any emotional difficulties after this event that you perceived?

Witness-Parent

yes HE Became very clingy. he did not want to be left alone. he wouldn't sleep alone. how long did that last for? couple of months." Return to index of stories...


MELISSA SMITH TRIAL-BUBBA


THE TRIAL IS EXPECTED TO SPILL INTO TOMORROW.

THAT'S WHEN SMITHS FUTURE WILL BE IN THE HANDS OF A SIX PERSON JURY.

LIVE IN THE NR AH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE------


TRYING TO CHANGE ITS IMAGE AND MAKE YOU SPEND MONEY.

NEXT AT FOUR NBC2 UNVEILS A NEW PLAN TO BRING MORE SHOPPING TO A FORT MYERS NEIGHBORHOOD. Return to index of stories...


A) DEVELOPMENT ON MLK-2 SHOT VO


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C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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BREAK ONE


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BIG BOARD-trxSAT-LIVE-TOPS


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FAMILY DOLLAR ROBBERY-TRX VO TOPS


BRAND NEW AT FOUR.

WE HAVE NEW SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF A ROBBERY AT A FORT MYERS FAMILY DOLLAR STORE.

TAKE A LOOK, YOU CAN SEE A MAN ARMED WITH A HANDGUN WALKING INTO THE BUILDING THEN WALKING UP TO TWO PEOPLE INSIDE THE STORE.

THE MAN DEMANDED THEY GIVE THEM CASH.

ALL THIS HAPPENED LAST NIGHT ALONG FOWLER STREET.

HE GOT AWAY AFTER THE HEIST.

POLICE ARE ASKING IF YOU HAVE SEEN THIS MAN TO CALL FORT MYERS POLICE. Return to index of stories...


BANK ROBBERY ARREST-2 SS


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARREST A MAN WHO WORE A WIG TO ROB A BANK IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

DEPUTIES ARE DUBBING THIS MAN THE WIGGED BANDIT.

THIS WAS THE SCENE BACK ON MAY 22-ND AT THE WELLS FARGO BRANCH ON BAYSHORE ROAD.

GET THIS, DEPUTIES SAY MATTHEW GRANT WAS ALREADY INSIDE THE LEE COUNTY JAIL.

HE WAS ARRESTED ON UNRELATED CHARGES OF FRAUD AND DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-----


THE MOMENT AN AMERICAN SOLDIER WAS FREED FROM THE TALIBAN.

WE HAVE THE FIRST LOOK OF BOWE BERGDAHL'S FIRST STEPS OF FREEDOM IN FIVE YEARS.

NEXT AT FOUR WHY THIS VIDEO IS NOW FUELING EVEN MORE ANGER BY SOME WHO SERVED WITH THE CAPTURED SOLDIER. Return to index of stories...


A) BOWE RELEASE-TRX VO TOPS


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BREAK TWO


Break Two hits at 04:12:37 Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FORECAST-WXWALL


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.

We're in store for a little break from the rain season pattern as slight drier air filters into Southwest Florida, keeping our rain chances at a minimum for a couple more days.

Expect a mainly dry conclusion to our Wednesday with only a couple stray showers and a partly cloudy sky. Temperatures will cool down into the 70s through the evening and overnight period.

We'll continue to see somewhat of a break in our rainy season pattern into our Thursday, which should end up being a relatively dry and sunny day with highs warming up to around 90 degrees.

As we head through the end of the work week and into the upcoming weekend, moisture increases enough to bring back our chance for scattered showers and storms during the afternoon and evening. Daytime highs will continue to reach the low 90s while overnight lows cool into the low to mid 70s.

Our weather should be pretty characteristic of June and rainy season through the middle of next week, but the fly in the ointment may be some tropical moisture flowing in from the south by next Wednesday-Friday. We'll continue to track this potential over the next several days and fine tune the forecast as needed. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC


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TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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BOWE RELEASE-VO IN PLASMA


FOR THE FIRST TIME WE'RE SEEING THE MOMENT THAT THE TALIBAN HANDED OVER AMERICAN SOLDIER BOWE BERGDAHL TO U-S SPECIAL FORCES.

THE EXCHANGE.WHICH WAS FIVE YEARS IN THE PLANNING.TOOK ONLY SECONDS.

AND AS STEVE HANDLESMAN REPORTS MORE OF BERGDAHL'S FELLOW SOLDIERS ARE SAYING HE **SHOULDN'T** BE CONSIDERED A HERO. Return to index of stories...


BOWE RELEASE-PKG


BOWE BERGDAHL LOOKS BEWILDERED, AS THE TALIBAN VIDEO BEGINS.

IT'S SATURDAY.

THE U-S TEAM IN A BLACKHAWK.

IN WHAT THE PENTAGON SAYS WAS A SCRIPTED HANDOFF. THE WHITE FLAG. THE HANDSHAKES. PRE-ARRANGED. AND, TO BE SURE BERGDAHL IS NOT ARMED OR WEARING A BOMB. A SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIER PATS HIM DOWN.

THE VIDEO'S GONE VIRAL.

LIKE THE ONE OF THE FIVE TALIBAN LEADERS EXCHANGED FOR BERGDAHL

A PROPAGANDA WIN FOR THE TALIBAN

SAYS THE FORMER BUSH 43 HEAD OF DETAINEE POLICY.

"Yeah we gave up this one mope, from the taliban perspective, but we got five of our senior guys."

MORE CRITICISM TODAY OF PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR SECRETLY AGREEING WITH THE TALIBAN.

South Carolina / Armed Services Committee :xx-:xx

"It's not the BEST deal we could have gotten. it's the deal they wanted. i dont think there was any real effort - would you just take one?"

AND THE ONE MAN WE GOT. AFGHAN VETS ARE SAYING AGAIN TODAY.WAS NO HERO

"He is a deserter. And there are TRUE heroes - that have died in Afghanistan - looking for him."

BUT THERE'S NO PROOF YET THAT SIX U-S SOLDIERS WHO DIED DURING THE SEARCH FOR BERGDAHL

DIED BECAUSE HE WENT MISSING. AND NO PROOF YET THAT BERGDAHL DESERTED.

INSISTED SECRETARY OF DEFENSE HAGEL

". a bit unfair to Sergeant Bergdahl's family and to him, to presume anything."

NOW THAT HE'S BACK, THE PENTAGON VOWS A HARD LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE AND AFTER BOWE BERGDAHL LEFT, 5 YEARS AGO.

Audio outcue: In Washington, Steve Handelsman, NBC News. Return to index of stories...


PC CAR THEFTS ARREST-SS


A FORT MYERS MAN IS IN JAIL TONIGHT -- ACCUSED IN A STRING OF CAR BURGLARIES IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

TOREN KINCHE FACES MORE THAN 40 CHARGES -- FROM ARMED BURGLARY TO GRAND THEFT.

THE CRIME SPREE STARTED LAST FRIDAY.

DEPUTIES SAY HE STOLE TWO CARS, GUNS AND AMMUNITION, AN I-PHONE, WALLETS AND SEVERAL OTHER ITEMS. Return to index of stories...


VOTING MACHINE TESTING-VO WIPE


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VOTING MACHINE TESTING-SOT VO


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TEASE THREE------


WE'VE ALL BEEN WARNED SODA ISN'T VERY HEALTHY FOR US.

??BUT ARE WE LISTENING?

??DO WE EVEN CARE?

NEXT AT FOUR NBC2 TAKES YOU TO A SODA SUMMIT TO FIND OUT THE ANSWERS. Return to index of stories...


A) SODA SUMMIT-TRX VO TOPS


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BREAK THREE


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SODA SUMMIT-PLASMA


???IS THE SODA INDUSTRY UNDER ATTACK?

TODAY A "SODA SUMMIT" , WAS HELD WHERE PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS AND ADVOCATES ARE PARTICIPATING IN EFFORTS TO REDUCE OBESITY AND DIABETES BY REDUCING CONSUMPTION OF SUGARY DRINKS.

DANIELLE LEIGH TAKES A LOOK AT WHETHER THE HEALTH WARNINGS ARE QUENCHING OUR THIRST FOR THESE DRINKS. Return to index of stories...


SODA SUMMIT-PKG


AT THIS SUMMIT. MARKED BY STACKS OF SUGAR.

SODA AND OTHER SUGARY DRINKS ARE PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE.

"nats/Pour it out!"

HEALTH ADVOCATES' MESSAGE MADE POPULAR ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THROUGH A VIDEO CONTEST.

"nats/I poured it in my corn flakes"

BUT ARE TEENS. THE INTENDED AUDIENCE. GETTING THE MESSAGE?

WE ASKED MIDDLE SCHOOLERS VISITING THE NATION'S CAPITOL.

JUST HOW OFTEN THEY DRINK SODA.

"One a week"

"I don't drink it alot."

EDUCATION ABOUT THE LINK BETWEEN SUGAR AND HEALTH PROBLEMS LIKE OBESITY AND DIABETES.

HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO AMERICANS CUTTING BACK ON SODA.

DOWN THREE PERCENT LAST YEAR ACCORDING TO AN INDUSTRY REPORT.

BUT THE GOVERNMENT STILL CALLS SUGARY DRINKS THE SINGLE LARGEST SOURCE OF CALORIES IN THE AMERICAN DIET.

AND HEALTH ADVOCATES SAY THAT NEEDS TO CHANGE.

"People think oh you drink soda instead of water. And you drink 60 ounces instead of 6 ounces, and that's what's leading to the obesity and the diabetes."

SUCCESS WEANING AMERICANS OFF THEIR SODA HABIT HAS BEEN MIXED.

SUGARY DRINKS ARE BEING REMOVED FROM SCHOOLS,

IN NEW YORK CITY A CAP ON SODA SERVING SIZES IS STILL IN COURT.

NOW RESEARCHERS ARE CONSIDERING NEW DETERRENTS LIKE BEVERAGE TAXES AND COUPON BANS.

BUT THE BEVERAGE INDUSTRY ARGUES THEIR POPULAR DRINKS AREN'T TO BLAME FOR THE COUNTRY'S OBESITY PROBLEM.

"Nutritional advice is important, often turning it into regulations is a really bad idea."

THE BEVERAGE INDUSTRY ARGUES THEY'VE GIVEN CONSUMERS LOW AND NO CALORIES OPTIONS.

AND IT'S UP TO CONSUMERS TO CHOOSE THEM.

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TEASE FOUR-----


SOUNDS OF A CLUE?

nats of plane hitting water

SOME ARE NOW SAYING THAT'S THE SOUND THAT COULD LEAD INVESTIGATORS RIGHT TO THE MISSING MALASYAIN AIRLINER.

WHY SOME SAY SEARCHERS ARE THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY FROM THE RIGHT SPOT.

nats of hail

SEVERE WEATHER HITTING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AS WE TAKE YOU RIGHT INTO THE EYE OF THE STORM.

WHERE THE THREAT REMAINS TODAY. Return to index of stories...


A) FLIGHT WATER SOUNDS-2 SHOT VO


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B) SEVERE WX-NATS TOPS VO


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BREAK FOUR


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO GEORGE-O ANI BOX WITH VIDEO


CREWS JUST WRAPPED UP ANOTHER INSPECTION ON PARTS OF THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY.

TODAY- CREWS INCHED ALONG EACH OF THE THREE BRIDGES LOOKING TO SEE

IF THESE CRACKS ARE OF ANY CONCERN

NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS IS LIVE ON SANIBEL.????GEORGE YOU GOT A GOOD AT

LOOK AT SOME OF THE WORK DONE TODAY? Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL INSPECTION-LIVE VU 2


UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

OUR CAMERAS GOT RIGHT UNDERNEATH THE ACTION-

WE WATCHED AS INSPECTORS GOT A CLOSER LOOK AT THESE CRACKS-

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SANIBEL INSPECTION-VO


IT'S NOT SOMETHING YOU MIGHT SEE EVERYDAY.

BUT THESE MEN AND THIS CRANE ARE HERE ON THE THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY

WITH GOOD REASON

SAFETY

ESPECIALLY WHEN ON ANY GIVEN DAY MORE THAN 16 THOUSAND LIVES DEPEND

ON THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF THESE THREE BRIDGES.

TODAY- THE LATEST LOOK INTO HAIRLINE CRACKS ON THE CAUSEWAY-

AN OPPORTUNITY TO FIND OUT IF MORE ARE APPEARING AND WHAT CAN BE

DONE TO FIX THE CURRENT ONES.

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SANIBEL INSPECTION-SOT


"As long as they are there to take care of it, yes the experts know

what they're doing- we hope."

'"It seems like its a safe bridge I'm glad they are checking it out for us." Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL INSPECTION-LIVE VU 2


COUNTY OFFICIALS TELL US IT WILL BE A WHILE BEFORE WE HAVE A FULL

REPORT ON TODAY'S FINDINGS

HOWEVER THEY STRESS THE BRIDGES ARE SAFE-

THEY HAVE A 75 YEAR LIFE SPAN

WE ARE ALSO WORKING ON SEEING WHAT SOLUTIONS ARE BEING PROPOSED TO

FIX THE CURRENT CRACKS ON THE CAUSEWAY.

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SEVERE WX-NATS TOPS VO IN TC MON


nats of hail falling

MOTHER NATURE'S FURY CAPTURED ON VIDEO THANKS TO STORM CHASERS.

A STRING OF NASTY STORMS LEFT THEIR MARK ON THE MIDWEST, AND MORE DAMAGE COULD BE ON THE WAY.

HAIL, FLOODS AND POSSIBLE TORNADOES HIT FROM WYOMING TO IOWA YESTERDAY.

AND TODAY, THAT STORM SYSTEM IS MOVING EAST.

INDRA PETERSONS TAKES A LOOK. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE WX-PKG


Oh my God! That is freaking nuts!

BASEBALL-SIZED HAIL PELTING PARTS OF THE MIDWEST AS INTENSE THUNDERSTORMS CONVERGE, BRINGING NEAR HURRICANE-LIKE CONDITIONS AND 11 REPORTS OF POSSIBLE TORNADOS.

Holy crap.

IN NEBRASKA, HAIL PUMMELED OVER 4-THOUSAND CARS AT THIS DEALERSHIP.

WE TRACKED THE STORM AS IT ROLLED ACROSS THE STATE.

That looks like a little funnel coming down.

IN SOME PARTS, A BARRAGE OF HAIL FORCED RESIDENTS TO RUN FOR COVER.

IN OMAHA, FLOODWATERS ALSO TRAPPING VEHICLES ON THE ROAD AND SOME RESIDENTS IN THEIR HOMES, FORCING EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TO COME TO THE RESCUE.

IN MISSOURI, HEAVY WIND AND TORRENTIAL RAIN WREAKING HAVOC ACROSS THE STATE, CAUSING A STRETCH OF HIGHWAY AND SEVERAL ROADS TO CLOSE.

AND THE THREAT ISN'T OVER YET. THE SYSTEM IS MOVING EAST FROM SOUTHERN ILLINOIS INTO WEST VIRGINIA. AND BY THURSDAY, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS, IT WILL LIKELY REACH THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES. Return to index of stories...


STERLING COMMENTS-OC SOT OC


TODAY, WE ARE HEARING FROM DONALD STERLING FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HIS LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS BASKETBALL TEAM WAS SOLD.

IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH OUR NBC STATION IN LOS ANGELES. STERLING SAID HE IS READY TO "MOVE ON."

"Now that it's all said and done. The team has been sold how do you feel? I feel fabulous. I feel very good. Everything is just the way it should be really. I may have worked out differently but it's good. Its' all good."

A VOTE BY THE NBA BOARD OF GOVERNORS WILL BE NEEDED TO MAKE THE SALE FINAL.

STERLING WAS FORCED TO SELL THE TEAM AFTER BANNED FOR LIFETIME FOR COMMENTS HE MADE ABOUT BLACKS. Return to index of stories...


JUDGE LEAVES-OC NATS VO


THE CENTRAL FLORIDA JUDGE WHO GOT INTO A SCUFFLE WITH A PUBLIC DEFENDER WILL TAKE A PAID LEAVE OF ABSENCE TO GET HELP FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT.

nats of judge and lawyer fighting in courtroom

YOU MAY REMEMBER WE BROUGHT YOU THIS VIDEO OF A FIGHT FROM BREVARD COUNTY.

JUDGE JOHN MURPHY AND ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER ANDREW WEINSTOCK HAD A DISAGREEMENT DURING COURT PROCEEDINGS ON MONDAY.

MURPHY'S CASES HAVE BEEN REASSIGNED WHILE HE IS AWAY.

AS FOR THE PUBLIC DEFENDER, HE'S EXPECTED TO BE BACK AT WORK LATER THIS WEEK.

NO CRIMINAL CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED. Return to index of stories...


FLIGHT WATER SOUND-OC NATS VO WIPE


SCIENTISTS ARE RELEASING AN AUDIO RECORDING OF WHAT THEY SAY. COULD BE THE MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINER HITTING THE WATER IN THE INDIAN OCEAN.

nats of sounds picked up by microphone

SCIENTISTS IN AUSTRALIA SAY THEIR UNDER-WATER MICROPHONES PICKED UP A LOW-FREQUENCY NOISE IN THE INDIAN OCEAN ON MARCH 8th.

That's THE SAME DAY FLIGHT 370 DISAPPEARED WITH 239-PEOPLE ON BOARD.

THE SOUND IS THOUGHT TO HAVE ORIGINATED OFF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF INDIA, 3-THOUSAND MILES FROM THE CURRENT SEARCH ZONE.AND IN AN AREA THE SIZE OF TEXAS.

AUSTRALIAN INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY ARE SKEPTICAL. Return to index of stories...


FLIGHT WATER SOUND-SOT VO


We remain very confident, as do all the experts that the arc associated with the 7th ping is going to be close to where the aircraft will be found.

THE UNDERWATER MICROPHONES WERE USED ONCE BEFORE, IN AN EFFORT TO FIND AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 4-47, WHICH CRASHED IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC.

BUT THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION SAYS THEY COULD NOT CONFIRM THAT ANY SOUND WAS RELATED TO THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


COCAINE PILOT-OC SOT VO


A NEW 9-1-1 CALL IS RELEASED THAT INVESTIGATORS SAY WAS MADE BY A COMMERCIAL PILOT WHO SWALLOWED COCAINE TO SMUGGLE THE DRUG INTO THE U-S.

"What is your emergency?"

"I swallowed packets of cocaine and one burst."

"Do you know how many packets you swallowed?"

"62."

"62 packets?"

"yeah."

49 YEAR OLD COMMERCIAL PILOT STANLEY HILL IS RIGHT NOW FREE ON 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.

FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS SAY INCREDIBLY, HILL SWALLOWED 62 BAGS OF COCAINE.

THEN BOARDED A UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT FROM BOGOTA TO HOUSTON.

FOR NOW, A JUDGE HAS BANNED HILL FROM FLYING. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER ATTACK-VO


NEW AT FOUR.

A MASSACHUSETTS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ACCUSED OF RAPING AND KILLING HIS MATH TEACHER, IS NOW CHARGED IN ANOTHER ATTACK.

POLICE SAY 15-YEAR-OLD PHILLIP CHISM ASSAULTED A FEMALE EMPLOYEE AT THE YOUTH SERVICES FACILITY WHERE HE IS BEING HELD PENDING HIS TRIAL.

HE IS ACCUSED OF RAPING AND STABBING HIS MATH TEACHER, COLLEEN RITZER, TO DEATH LAST OCTOBER.

POLICE SAY HE LEFT HER BODY IN THE WOODS, THEN WENT TO THE MOVIES. Return to index of stories...


SKIMMING-TRX OC


A CONSUMER ALERT AT FOUR.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU USE YOUR DEBIT CARD?

ACCORDING TO SOME EXPERTS. THERE ARE 4 PLACES YOU MIGHT NOT WANT TO USE IT.

LYNDA BAQUERO SHOWS US WHERE WE SHOULD AVOID SWIPING. Return to index of stories...


SKIMMING-PKG


WHEN IT COMES TO PLASTIC. WHAT'S YOUR PREFERENCE?

"I use more often a debit"

"because If I don't have it I can't spend it"

"I always use credit - i'm a receipt person"

"Always credit - because I run a business"

"I feel safe using debit"

"I know I have the money and it goes out."

SOME SWIPES DO COME WITH ADDED SECURITY RISK, ACCORDING TO ADAM LEVIN-- CO-FOUNDER OF CREDIT DOT COM.

"When you're talking about debit cards, you're really talking about your money. This is money that's going to be coming out of your bank account almost immediately."

ONE PLACE HE SAYS YOU SHOULD NOT USE YOUR DEBIT CARD:

GAS STATIONS.

"Gas stations have always been a favorite spot for people who have skimming devices."

SKIMMING DEVICES LIKE THESE-- RECENTLY FOUND ON SEVERAL METROCARD MACHINES-- CAN BE ATTACHED TO CARD READERS BY CRIMINALS TRYING TO CAPTURE DATA FROM THE MAGNETIC STRIPE ON YOUR CARD. AND THEY CAN BE DIFFICULT TO SPOT.

NUMBER TWO ON THE LIST OF PLACES NOT TO USE A DEBIT CARD:

RESTAURANTS.

"There are people that will take your card, they'll disappear to the back, you have no idea what they're doing"

track 4

IN SOME CASES, THIEVES JUST WRITE DOWN THE CARD NUMBERS.

"And the problem is once someone can get into your bank account, they can also use that as a conduit to get into the rest of your life."

NUMBER THREE: STORES

USE CASH FOR SMALL PURCHASES AT GROCERY STORES.

AND CREDIT FOR FULL CART TRIPS.

AND NUMBER FOUR:

DON'T USE DEBIT CARDS WHEN SHOPPING ONLINE.

INSTEAD ASK IF YOUR BANK PROVIDES VIRTUAL CREDIT CARDS-- WHICH YOU USE ONCE. AND THEN THROW AWAY.

REMEMBER THAT DEBIT CARDS DON'T PROVIDE THE SAME CONSUMER PROTECTION AS CREDIT CARDS, WHICH USUALLY CAP A CONSUMERS' LIABILITY AT FIFTY DOLLARS.

"and look at your credit and debit card accounts and make absolutely sure that every transaction you see is yours." Return to index of stories...


SKIMMING-ONCAM


LYNDA BAQUERO REPORTING.

IF YOU REPORT YOUR ATM OR DEBIT CARD MISSING BEFORE SOMEONE USES IT, THE ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER ACT SAYS YOU ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY UNAUTHORIZED TRANSACTIONS.

IF IT'S MORE THAN TWO BUSINESS DAYS LATER, YOU COULD BE RESPONSIBLE TO PAY BACK UP TO FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


MERKEL PHONE TAPPING-VO


A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION IS NOW UNDERWAY INTO THE POSSIBLE HACKING OF GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL'S MOBILE PHONE.

INVESTIGATORS IN GERMANY SAY THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT THE U-S HAS BEEN SNOOPING ON THE GERMAN LEADER.

CLAIMS THAT WASHINGTON'S NATIONAL SURVEILLANCE AGENCY.THE N-S-A. HAS BEEN TAPPING MERKEL'S PHONE BEGAN SURFACING LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


HOME IMPROVEMENTS-SS


LOOKING TO SPRUCE UP THE HOUSE?

NBC2 DID SOME RESEARCH AND FOUND - WHICH ONES PAY OFF.

REMODELING MAGAZINE'S 2014 COST VS. VALUE REPORT, FOUND YOU'LL RECOUP THE GREATEST PERCENTAGE OF YOUR INVESTMENT ON PROJECTS SUCH AS REPLACING THE FRONT DOOR WITH A STEEL ONE OR REPLACING THE GARAGE DOOR.

THEIR LOW COST AND HIGH IMPACT ON CURB APPEAL MAKE THEM SMART CHOICES.

IF YOU CAN AFFORD TO SPEND MORE - THINK ABOUT ADDING A WOOD DECK, REPLACING OLD SIDING, AND REPLACING OLD WINDOWS.

MINOR AND MAJOR KITCHEN REMODELS ALSO MAKE THE CUT, AS DO BATHROOM REMODELS.

THE AVERAGE REMODELING PROJECT ONLY RECOUPS 66 CENTS FOR EVERY $1 YOU SPEND ON IT. Return to index of stories...


AMERICAN DREAM-VO


???IS THE AMERICAN DREAM OUT OF REACH?

MOST AMERICANS SEEM TO THINK SO.

ACCORDING TO A NEW C-N-N POLL,NEARLY 60 PERCENT OF PEOPLE THINK THE DREAM IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE.

AND THE YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE.THE WORSE THEIR OUTLOOK.

AMONG PEOPLE AGES 18 TO 34, 63 PERCENT SAY IT'S IMPOSSIBLE.

AND THERE ISN'T MUCH HOPE FOR ANYONE EVEN YOUNGER.

ONLY 34 PERCENT SAID MOST CHILDREN IN THE U-S WILL BE BETTER OFF THAN THEIR PARENTS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-ONCAM


THE USE OF INJECTIONS TO MANAGE PAIN IS NOTHING NEW- BUT THERE IS A NEW TWIST.

THERE IS A GROWING MOVEMENT TOWARD HOMEOPATHIC INJECTIONS.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER EXPLAINS WHY MANY PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO GIVE IT A SHOT. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS- CHRONIC PAIN GETS IN THE WAY OF ENJOYING- EVEN FUNCTIONING- IN EVERYDAY LIFE. SO AN INCREASING NUMBER ARE TURNING TO PAIN MANAGEMENT TO TAKE THE STRESS OFF.

DR. GENE MAHANEY/PAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

RUNS:

3:36 A lot of times patients can't be fixed, quite honestly. And what you're trying to do is maximize their ability to lead a functional life.

A FREQUENTLY USED OPTION IS INJECTION THERAPY, WHICH PIN-POINTS PAIN AT ITS SOURCE. TREATMENT WAS BASED MOSTLY ON STEROIDS AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS. UNTIL NOW.

DR. GENE MAHANEY/PAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

RUNS:

1:56 Sometimes, homeopathic medicines can be used very efficiently to get good relief for patients' pain.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

People who have little response to traditional injections or are reluctant to use them, may be interested in the growing trend toward nature-based injectables.

DR. GENE MAHANEY/PAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

RUNS:

2:28 They're naturally occurring substances that do not have any interactions with medications in the body.

2:06 We use medications such as Traumeel. Zeel is another one that's commonly used in Europe. Sarapin is a pitcher plant extract that is seemingly without any toxicity for the human body but seems to block a lot of pain receptors at the same time.

DOCTORS FIND THE NATURALLY-OCCURRING SUBSTANCES MAY RELIEVE PAIN FOR LONGER PERIODS OF TIME THAN TYPICAL STEROID INJECTIONS. AND WHILE PATIENTS ARE GETTING RELIEF, THEY ARE ALSO GETTING PEACE OF MIND.

2-SHOT 1

RUNS:

:36 Patients are very appreciative when we can use something that's naturopathic or homeopathic that they don't need to worry about will conflict with their existing medications in any way.

AN OPTION THAT MIGHT BE WORTH EXPLORING- FOR PEOPLE WILLING TO TAKE A SHOT AT A NEW FORM OF PAIN MANAGEMENT. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


JONAH APOLOGY-OC SOT OC


ACTOR JONAH HILL APOLOGIZED ON "THE TONIGHT SHOW FOR USING A GAY SLUR DURING AN ENCOUNTER WITH A PAPARAZZO OVER THE WEEKEND.

HILL SAID HE WAS ANGERED WHEN A T-M-Z PHOTOGRAPHER HARASSED HIM ALL DAY.

I'm sorry, and I don't deserve or expect your forgiveness. But what I ask that at home if you're watching this and you're a young person especially. If someone says something that hurts you or angers you, use me as an example of what NOT to do."

BEFORE THE WINTER OLYMPICS THIS YEAR, HILL PROMOTED A CAMPAIGN OPPOSING ANTI-GAY LAWS IN RUSSIA. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE---


TRYING TO KILL TO PLEASE A FICTIONAL ONLINE CHARACTER.

911 CALL: she said she was stabbed multiple times.

THE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST TWO GIRLS ARE DISTURBING.

NEXT AT FOUR NBC2 TAKES A CLOSE LOOK AT ONLINE VIDEOS AND WHETHER EXPERTS SAY THEY'RE REALLY ENTICING KIDS TO KILL.

PLUS WE'RE GETTING AN UP CLOSE LOOK AT A TEENAGER IN A WHEEL CHAIR BEATEN BY SOMEONE THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO KEEP HIM SAFE. Return to index of stories...


A) SLENDERMAN STABBING-2 SHOT SOT VO


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B) WHEEL CHAIR ASSAULT-VO TOPS


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C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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BREAK FIVE


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NE TORNADO-VO TOPS


MOTHER NATURE'S FURY IS CAUGHT ON VIDEO.

AS SEVERE WEATHER SLAMS NEBRASKA STORM CHASERS CAPTURE IMAGES OF A DEVELOPING STORM.

THIS VIDEO OF A TORNADO WAS SHOT WEST OF LINCOLN.

YOU CAN SEE AS SWIRLING WINDS BUILD, LIFTING DIRT AND DEBRIS INTO THE AIR.

ALONG WITH HEAVY RAIN, THE STORM BURST HAD WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MILES PER HOUR. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FORECAST-WXWALL


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.

We're in store for a little break from the rain season pattern as slight drier air filters into Southwest Florida, keeping our rain chances at a minimum for a couple more days.

Expect a mainly dry conclusion to our Wednesday with only a couple stray showers and a partly cloudy sky. Temperatures will cool down into the 70s through the evening and overnight period.

We'll continue to see somewhat of a break in our rainy season pattern into our Thursday, which should end up being a relatively dry and sunny day with highs warming up to around 90 degrees.

As we head through the end of the work week and into the upcoming weekend, moisture increases enough to bring back our chance for scattered showers and storms during the afternoon and evening. Daytime highs will continue to reach the low 90s while overnight lows cool into the low to mid 70s.

Our weather should be pretty characteristic of June and rainy season through the middle of next week, but the fly in the ointment may be some tropical moisture flowing in from the south by next Wednesday-Friday. We'll continue to track this potential over the next several days and fine tune the forecast as needed. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC


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TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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SLENDERMAN STABBING-VO IN PLASMA


WE'RE GETTING BRAND NEW CHILLING DETAILS OF THE STABBING OF A LITTLE GIRL INVESTIGATORS SAY WAS IN AN ATTEMPT TO PLEASE A FICTIONAL ONLINE CHARACTER.

TWO WISCONSIN MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE FACING CHARGES.

POLICE SAY THE CRIME WAS CONNECTED TO THE ONLINE CHARACTER "SLENDER MAN," THE SUBJECT OF HORROR STORIES, YOUTUBE VIDEOS AND GAMES.

NBC'S KATE SNOW HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


SLENDERMAN STABBING-PKG


THEY ARE ONLY 12 YEARS OLD. SO NBC NEWS WILL NOT NAME THEM OR SHOW THEIR FACES. BUT THESE GIRLS ARE BEING PROSECUTED AS ADULTS. CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE.

911 CALL: she said she was stabbed multiple times.

ON TUESDAY, AUTHORITIES RELEASED A 9-1-1 CALL FROM THE BICYCLIST WHO FOUND THE VICTIM-- ANOTHER 12 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO HAD JUST CRAWLED OUT OF THE WOODS.

CALLER:

her clothing has got blood on it.

POLICE SAY SEVERAL MONTHS AGO THE SUSPECTS STARTED PLOTTING TO KILL THEIR FRIEND AFTER A BIRTHDAY PARTY SLEEP-OVER.

ACCORDING TO POLICE, ONE GIRL CARRIED A KNIFE IN HER WAISTBAND. THEY PRETENDED TO PLAY HIDE AND SEEK WITH THEIR FRIEND AND THEN TACKLED HER.

MONDAY PRESSER: "One suspect held the victim down, while the other suspect stabbed her 19 times in the arms, legs, and torso."

THE VICTIM REMAINS IN STABLE CONDITION AT A HOSPITAL.LUCKY TO BE ALIVE, DOCTORS SAY. THE STABBINGS MISSED AN ARTERY BY JUST ONE MILLIMETER.

THE FAMILIES OF THE ACCUSED HAVE HAD NO COMMENT SO FAR.

NATS

BUT POLICE SAY THIS. IS THE REASON THE GIRLS HATCHED THEIR PLAN.

YOUTUBE IS FULL OF VIDEOS OF A HAUNTING KILLER WITH A BLANK WHITE FACE. SLENDER MAN HE'S CALLED.

SOME STORIES AND VIDEOS CLAIM HE'S REAL. WHICH, ACCORDING TO POLICE, IS WHAT THE 12 YEAR OLD SUSPECTS BELIEVED.

IN THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT, POLICE SAY THE GIRLS DESCRIBED WANTING TO KILL THEIR FRIEND TO PROVE THEMSELVES TO SLENDERMAN-- THEN THEY'D JOIN HIM AT HIS HIDEOUT IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN.

keeping our children safe is more challenging now than in years past. The internet has changed the way we live.

THE ONLINE SITE WHERE STORIES ABOUT SLENDER MAN APPEAR POSTED A MESSAGE SAYING THEY HOPE THE VICTIM MAKES A SPEEDY RECOVERY.

"THIS INCIDENT SHOWS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE LINE OF FICTION AND REALITY CEASES TO EXIST," THE MESSAGE CONTINUED.

STEYER There is no question that fantasy and reality can blur in a 24 hour media world. /. And all of us have a role to play, parents, the industry, educators, parents themselves.

POLICE SAY ONE OF THE GIRLS TOLD INVESTIGATORS SHE REGRETTED WHAT SHE'D DONE TO HER FRIEND. "THE BAD PART OF ME WANTED HER TO DIE," SHE SAID. "THE GOOD PART OF ME WANTED HER TO LIVE".

ACCORDING TO POLICE, THE OTHER GIRL SAID TO A DETECTIVE- "IT WAS WEIRD THAT I DIDN'T FEEL REMORSE." Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPMENT ON MLK-VO WIPE


CITY LEADERS IN FORT MYERS WANT TO BREATHE NEW LIFE ALONG TWO POPULAR ROADS.

DRIVERS ON M-L-K BOULEVARD AND VERONICA SHOEMAKER BOULEVARD MAY SEE NEW BUSINESSES BEING BUILT.

CITY LEADERS WANT TO REZONE PROPERTIES.

MOST OF THE AREA NEAR THE TWO ROADS ARE ONLY MEANT FOR HOUSES.

CITY LEADERS WANT TO EXPAND THAT AREA FOR ONLY COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT.

CURRET HOMES WONT BE AFFECTED UNLESS IT'S UP FOR SALE.

LEADERS SAY THIS MOVE WILL SAVE THE BUSINESS OWNER A LOT OF MONEY.

HOMEOWNERS ARE OPEN TO THE IDEA. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPMENT ON MLK-SOT VO


SOT

18:36:27-18:36:33

Franklin WILLIAMS/ homeowner

"Everything that I've seen, they have torn down and they have not

built anything back."

CITY COUNCIL WILL HAVE THE FINAL SAY SO.

LEADERS SAY THIS IDEA ALREADY HAVE OWNERS OF GROCERY STORES AND

RESTAURANTS EYEING THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


AZ RIOT-VO WIPE


NBC2 IS SHOWING YOU WHAT POLICE OFFICERS SAW AS THEY FACED RIOTERS IN TUCSON-ARIZONA.

TAKE A LOOK AT VIDEO SHOT FROM CAMERAS FROM OFFICERS LAPELS AS THEY FACED OFF WITH STUDENTS NEAR THE CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA.

HUNDREDS OF ROWDY STUDENTS TOOK TO THE STREET AFTER THEIR WILDCATS BASKETBALL TEAM WAS KNOCKED OUT OF THE NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT LAST MARCH. Return to index of stories...


AZ RIOT-SOT VO


"Sometimes to get people to comply you do have to use physical force. We train our officers to use that force is necessary if they go above what is necessary then we deal with that.

ABOUT 50 OFFICERS WERE WEARING HELMET CAMERAS THAT MARCH NIGHT.

THE POLICE CHIEF THERE SAYS HE PLANS TO PURCHASE CAMERAS FOR ALL OF HIS OFFICERS. Return to index of stories...


BUS CLOSE CALL-TRX VO TOPS


CHECK OUT THIS VERY CLOSE CALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

THE DRIVER OF A BIG RIG COULD FACE CHARGES AFTER HE SPED PAST A STOPPED SCHOOL BUS IN MINNESOTA.

THE BUS WAS STOPPED ON A RURAL HIGHWAY TO PICK UP A 7TH GRADER WHEN SUDDENLY A SEMI TRUCK WENT AROUND ITS LOWERED ARM AND FLASHING LIGHTS. Return to index of stories...


BUS CLOSE CALL-SOT VO


He came here and wouldn't stop so I just backed up a little.

As the semi went by there was nothing but dust and I thought she was dead. All the sudden her little face appeared.

THE KID WASN'T HIT BUT THE TRUCK DRIVER NEVER STOPPED. Return to index of stories...


AMBULANCE CRASH-TRX NATS TOPS VO


nats of siren then crash

CHECK OUT THIS FREIGHTENING VIDEO.

A NORTH CAROLINA MAN IS CHARGED WITH DRUNK DRIVING AFTER HIS CAR SLAMS INTO AN AMBULANCE.

THE AMBULANCE WAS RESPONDING TO AN EMERGENCY CALL WHEN AN ON-COMING CAR CROSSES THE CENTER LINE AND IS SUDDENLY HIT.

THE TERRIFYING SCENE WAS CAPTURED ON SEVERAL DASH CAMERAS.

THE TWO E-M-T'S ALONG WITH THREE PEOPLE IN THE CA. WERE ALL HURT. Return to index of stories...


5 YR OLD SHOOTING-VO WIPE


A MAN IS NEARLY SHOT BY A PRE-SCHOOLER PLAYING WITH A LOADED HANDGUN.

KYLE GODFREY WAS OUT FOR A WALK IN A WASHINGTON STATE NEIGHBORHOOD.

HE NOTICED SOME BOYS PLAYING WITH WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS A WATER GUN ACROSS THE STREET.

IT WAS ACTUALLY A 38 SPECIAL WHEN THE FIVE-YEAR-OLD PULLED THE TRIGGER. Return to index of stories...


5 YR OLD SHOOTING-SOT VO


"I heard it… it was like… PHEW! I was like… FFFFFFF… That's when I booked back to the Elks and told everyone."

THE BOY'S FOSTER PARENTS ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION AND ALL OF THE FOSTER CHILDREN IN THAT HOME HAVE BEEN MOVED TO ANOTHER FOSTER HOME. Return to index of stories...


ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP


PAUSE FOR AHEAD AT 5:00 CLIP

HI EVERYONE -- I'M PETER BUSCH IN THE NEWSROOM.

ANIMAL CONTROL HAD TO WEAR HAZMAT SUITS TO GO INTO A HOUSE IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

IT WAS A BIZARRE AND REPULSIVE CASE OF HOARDING.

NEIGHBORS SAY IT SMELLED SO BAD -- THEY DIDN'T WANT TO GO OUTSIDE.

PLUS -- WITHIN THE LAST HOUR -- A BLACK BEAR SPOTTED ROAMING NORTH FORT MYERS TODAY WAS TRANQUILIZED BY WILDLIFE OFFICIALS.

ONLY NBC 2 WAS THERE.

WE'RE LIVE WITH THE LATEST ON WHAT WILL HAPPEN NOW WITH THE BEAR. Return to index of stories...


A) HOARDING CASE-NWSRM, VO-WIPE


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B) BEAR CAUGHT-SSTOPS


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BREAK SIX


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WHEEL CHAIR ASSAULT-TC VIDBOX


A DISTURBING SCENE CAPTURED ON VIDEO.

NEWLY-RELEASED SURVEILLANCE VIDEO APPEARS TO SHOW TWO GUARDS AT A CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL USING FORCE ON A SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENT IN A WHEELCHAIR.

JANA KATSUYAMA SHOWS US WHAT HAPPENED INSIDE THIS OAKLAND SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


WHEEL CHAIR ASSAULT-PKG


THE VIDEO BEGINS WITH THE STUDENT FRANCISCO MARTINEZ SMILING AS THE SECURITY OFFICER MARCHELL MITCHELL WHEELS HIM TO THE ELEVATOR.

TWO OTHER STUDENTS AND ANOTHER SECURITY GUARD ARE STANDING WITH THEM, AND IT ALL SEEMS FINE.

UNTIL SECONDS LATER. FRANCISCO AND THE OFFICER BEGIN FIGHTING OVER CONTROL OF THE WHEELCHAIR.

THE SECOND GUARD STEPS IN AND IN THE SCUFFLE, FRANCISCO GOES DOWN TO THE FLOOR.

MITCHELL APPEARS TO KICK HIM IN THE HEAD, DRAGGING THE STUDENT INTO THE ELEVATOR.

AT ONE POINT, YOU SEE THE TWO GUARDS ON TOP OF FRANCISCO.

LAST FRIDAY, FRANCISCO, WHO HAS CEREBRAL PALSY, TOLD KTVU HE STILL HAS PAIN FROM INJURIES TO HIS HEAD, NECK AND BACK, FROM THE INCIDENT.

"Throws me to the corner of the elevator and then grabs my chair."

THE VIDEO RELEASED LAST WEEK ALLEGEDLY SHOWS MITCHELL, AFTER THE ELEVATOR REACHED THE UPPER FLOOR, ROLLING FRANCISCO DOWN THE HALL AND STRIKING THE TEEN, AFTER FRANCISCO SPIT AT THE OFFICER.

MITCHELL THEN APPEARS TO PULL FRANCISCO TO THE GROUND AND BEAT HIM.

THE DISTRICT SAYS MITCHELL WAS FIRED AND ARRESTED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE MAY 19TH INCIDENT.

THE SECOND GUARD HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS SHALANDRA COTTON. SHE IS BEING PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE.

"The event was egregious to begin with. And there's no excuse for an adult to behave like this in a violent manner." Return to index of stories...


ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP


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5PM PREVIEW-2SHOT


THE BEAR THAT'S BEEN SEEN SWIMMING IN A CANAL, AT A HIGH SCHOOL AND NEAR A WAL-MART HAS FINALLY BEEN CAUGHT AND NBC2 HAS THE ONLY CREW THERE TO SHOW YOU.

PLUS A DISTURBING STORY DEVELOPING TONIGHT IN NORTH FORT MYERS -- HOARDING SO SEVERE, NEIGHBORS COULDN'T STAND TO BE OUTSIDE BECAUSE OF THE STENCH.

NBC2 NEWS AT 5 STARTS IN 90 SECONDS. Return to index of stories...


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