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NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH:SAM-MINI PKG
DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH-TRX 2 SHOT ANIBOX DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH:SAM-SOT
DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH-REM LIVE DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH:SAM-REMLIVE
DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH-VO HALLOWEEN CANCELLED-TRX SS DBX
DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH-SOT HALLOWEEN CANCELLED-NEWSROOM
DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH-VO2 HALLOWEEN CANCELLED-VO
DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH-REM LIVE HALLOWEEN CANCELLED-SOTVO
COLLIER LAND SALE-TRX OC VO HALLOWEEN CANCELLED-NEWSROOM
YACHT CLUB VALET-OC VO NO WH FIRE-VOTOPS
IMMOKALEE HOME INVASION-TRX-OC-SS FEMALE BANK ROBBERS-VO-WIPE
PRIEST ATTACKED-TRX OC FEMALE BANK ROBBERS-SOTVO
CHAR CO CHIKUNGUNYA-TRX OC VO TREVOR LEHMAN ON DUTY-OC, NATVO, OC
CHAR CO CHIKUNGUNYA-SOTVO STEVEN KNIGHT JAIL-SS(2)-OC
NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE STEVEN KNIGHT JAIL-SOT-OC
OREGON SHOOTING UPDATE-INTRO BARTENDER DRAGS WOMAN-VO
OREGON SHOOTING UPDATE-PKG SOFT DRINKS AND SUGAR-OC VO
VEGAS SHOOTING UPDATE-TRX OC VO MIAMI HEAT GAME 4-VOTOPS
VEGAS SHOOTING UPDATE-SOTVO FATHERS DAY SPENDING-INTRO
US OPEN ON NBC2-CGTOPS FATHERS DAY SPENDING-PKG
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT YOUR SPOUSE SPENDING-TRXVOTOPS
TZ1A) HAIR THEFT ON CAM-VOTOPS-TRX WORLD CUP TODAY-TRXVOTOPS
TZ1B) GATOR FEEDING-VOTOPS SOCCER IN SPACE-TRXVOTOPS
WEATHER-STC CAPTIAN CITRUS-OC VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL TZ4A) HOT TUB-VOWIPE
CAPE UEP UPDATE-VOWIPE TZ4B) GAS PUMP FIRE-VOTOPS
CAPE UEP UPDATE-SOTVO WEATHER TEASE-STC
PF CHANG CREDIT CARD THEFT-TRX OC VO THE CRUISIN HOT TUB-ON CAM
PF CHANG CREDIT CARD THEFT-SOTVO THE CRUISIN HOT TUB-PKG
SUNOCO ROBBERY-OC-SS-VO WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
SUNOCO ROBBERY-SOTVO WEATHER-WX WALL
RADIOSHACK ALMOST DONE-OTS GAS PUMP FIRE RESCUE-ON CAM
CAMERO VS MUSTANG-VOTOPS GAS PUMP FIRE RESCUE-PKG
CLIPPERS SALE-VOTOPS SUV INTO STORE-TRXVOTOPS
HAIR THEFT ON CAM-TRXVOTOPS TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
HAIR THEFT ON CAM-SOTVO TZ5A) GRADUATION SURPRISE-VO
GATOR FEEDING FROLIC-OC-VO CHICOS PRIVATE PLAN-VO-WIPE
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT CHICOS PRIVATE PLAN-SOTVO
TZ3A) MOMS PROTEST TARGET-SOTVO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
MOMS PROTEST TARGET-ON CAM HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
MOMS PROTEST TARGET-PKG GEORGE BUSH TURNS 90-TRXVOTOPS
BOAT FIRE RESCUE-TRXVOTOPS THE BIRTH OF FORD NATION-VOTOPS
NJ GOV ON THE TONIGHT SHOW-OC VO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
NEW MAJORITY LEADER-OC HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
NEW MAJORITY LEADER-PKG GRADUATION SURPRISE-NATSVO
TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM
TZ3A) DOLPHINS-VOTOPS NOON TZA)-VO WIPE
TZ3B) FATHERS DAY SPENDING-VOTOPS NOON TZB)-SS TOPS
DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH:SAM-TRX TC MON VO NOON TZC) WORLD CUP-VO TOPS
DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH:SAM-REM LIVE CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH-TRX 2 SHOT ANIBOX


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

TWO BEACHED DOLPHINS.

ONE IS STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE, WHILE SADLY A SECOND HAS DIED.

GOOD MORNING IM STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

AND IM CHAD OLIVER.

NBC2 WAS THE FIRST TO ARRIVE ON SCENE-- AS FISH AND WILDLIFE WORKED AGGRESSIVELY TO KEEP THE DOLPHIN FROM DROWNING.

NBC2S ALEX DE ARMAS HAS BEEN OUT THERE ALL MORNING.

ALEX WHAT'S THE SITUATION NOW? Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH-REM LIVE


ITS BEEN A VERY BUSY AND SAD MORNING HERE NEAR THE PIER ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

WE KNOW ONE DOLPHIN DIDNT MAKE IT-- A SECOND DOLPHIN IS STILL FIGHTING FOR ITS LIFE.

I WANT TO SHOW YOU VIDEO FROM EARLIER THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH-VO


THIS IS THE MALE DOLPHIN THAT UNFORTUNATELY DIDNT MAKE IT-- IT WAS SURROUNDED BY CRIME SCENE TAPE.

BIOLOGIST TREATED THE SECOND DOLPHIN FOR WELL OVER AN HOUR.

IM TOLD this is an older dolphin-- showing significant signs of stress

WE NOW KNOW THESE ARE SPOTTED DOLPHINS-- NOT THE KIND WE USUALLY SEE OUT HERE.

THEY TEND TO LIVE IN MUCH DEEPER WATER.

OFFICIALS ARE STILL WORKING TO FIGURE OUT WHY AND HOW THEY ENDED UP HERE Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH-SOT


We don't know its a very complex question. It can be a lot of things. It can be weather, it can be disease, it can be old age. It can just be confused because they are out of habitat. They are very far from where they usually reside." Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH-VO2


NOW THIS IS VIDEO OF THE DOLPHIN BEING REMOVED FROM THE WATER AND BEING TAKEN AWAY IN A RESCUE TRUCK.

IT WILLBE TAKEN TO MOTE marina.

AS FOR THE DOLPHIN THAT DIDNT MAKE IT-- IT WILL BE TAKEN TO EITHER A FACILITY IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY OR ST. PETE WHERE TESTS WILL BE DONE- TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHY IT ENDED UP HERE. Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH-REM LIVE


COMING UP AT 11:30 MY COWORKER SAM SWEENEY TALKS TO THE TWO TEENAGERS THAT FOUND THE DOLPHINS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND STAYED WITH THEM FOR HOURS UNTIL OFFICIALS ARRIVED.

LIVE. ADA. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER LAND SALE-TRX OC VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING.

A MAJOR LAND SALE IS IN THE WORKS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

A NEW DEVELOPER IS PAYING NEARLY 16-MILLION DOLLARS TO FINISH WORK ON TWO COMMUNITIES IN NAPLES.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCH AND ORANGE BLOSSOM GROVES COMMUNITIES OFF OIL WELL ROAD.

ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS. A COMPANY BOUGHT THE DEVELOPMENTS FRIDAY FOR 16-MILLION DOLLARS.

THAT'S A 300-PERCENT INCREASE FROM TWO YEARS AGO WHEN THE LAND SOLD FOR JUST 4-MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


YACHT CLUB VALET-OC VO


A BIG CONTROVERSY IN CAPE CORAL WILL HOPEFULLY BE RESOLVED BY TODAY.

THE VALET SERVICE AT THE CAPE CORAL YACHT CLUB WILL BE USING DIFFERENT PARKING SPOTS -- WHICH MEANS SPOTS CLOSE WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

PEOPLE COMPLAINED THE VALET PARKING LOCATION WAS PRIME REAL ESTATE AND THEY DIDN'T WANT TO PAY TO PARK THERE.

STARTING TODAY--VALET WORKERS WILL PARK CARS IN A LOT DESIGNATED FOR OVERFLOW PARKING.

CITY LEADERS SAY THEY WERE TESTING THE VALET SERVICE FOR SIX WEEKS-- BUT JUST AFTER 18 DAYS OF COMPLAINTS-- THEY REALIZED IT WASNT WORKING. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE HOME INVASION-TRX-OC-SS


NBC-2 IS PUSHING FOR ANSWERS AFTER A CRIME ALERT IN COLLIER COUNTY.

DEPUTIES ARE QUESTIONING TWO MEN IN CONNECTION WITH A HOME INVASION ROBBERY LAST NIGHT IN IMMOKALEE.

OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS SAY IT HAPPENED JUST AFTER SEVEN, AT A HOME ON STATE ROAD 29.

THEY WERE CAUGHT AFTER RELATIVES OF THE HOMEOWNERS SPOTTED TWO MEN HIDING IN THE WOODS.

MEMBERS OF THE SPECIAL TASK FORCE INVESTIGATING A STRING OF HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER WERE ON THE SCENE. Return to index of stories...


PRIEST ATTACKED-TRX OC


ALL NEW AT ELEVEN.

POLICE SAY ONE PRIEST WAS SHOT AND KILLED AND ANOTHER WAS WOUNDED IN AN ATTACK AT A CATHOLIC CHURCH IN DOWNTOWN PHOENIX.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE ATTACK HAPPENED DURING A BURGLARY.

ONE OF THE WOUNDED PRIESTS CALLED 9-1-1 AFTER THE SHOOTING.

A VEHICLE STOLEN FROM CHURCH PROPERTY WAS LATER FOUND NEARBY, WITH NO ONE INSIDE.

POLICE HAVE NOT YET MADE ANY ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


CHAR CO CHIKUNGUNYA-TRX OC VO


ON MONDAY WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THE FIRST CONFIRMED CASE OF CHIKUNGUNYA IN A LEE COUNTY MAN WHO JUST RETURNED FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC,

NOW THERE'S ANOTHER PROBABLE CASE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS A 60 YEAR OLD PORT CHARLOTTE WOMAN LIKELY CONTRACTED THE DISEASE ON A RECENT TRIP TO HAITI.

SHE WENT TO THE HOSPITAL TUESDAY WITH SEVERE JOINT PAIN AND HAS SINCE RECOVERED.

HEALTH LEADERS SAY RIGHT NOW CHIKUNGUNYA IT'S BEING IMPORTED FROM OTHER COUNTRIES BUT THE CONCERN HERE, IF AN INFECTED PERSON GETS BITTEN BY A LOCAL MOSQUITO, OUR MOSQUITOES CAN CARRY IT. Return to index of stories...


CHAR CO CHIKUNGUNYA-SOTVO


It helps when you have little ones and even when you're protecting yourself it's good to take precautions against different diseases."

SYMPTOMS OF CHUKUNGUNYA SHOW UP 3 TO 7 DAYS.

THEY INCLUDE SEVERE JOINT AND MUSCLE PAIN, HEADACHE AND A RASH.

THERE IS NO SPECIFIC TREATMENT, BUT MEDICATIONS CAN BE USED TO REDUCE SYMPTOMS. Return to index of stories...


NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE


YOU'RE LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

AT THIS HOUR THE DOW IS ___________. Return to index of stories...


OREGON SHOOTING UPDATE-INTRO


POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED THE SUSPECT IN TUESDAY'S SCHOOL SHOOTING IN OREGON.

OFFICERS SAY 15-YEAR-OLD JARED PADGETT WAS ARMED WITH AN ASSAULT RIFLE, HANDGUN, AND SEVERAL ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION.

HE SHOT AND KILLED ANOTHER STUDENT AND WOUNDED A TEACHER BEFORE TAKING HIS OWN LIFE.

SARA SIDNER HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


OREGON SHOOTING UPDATE-PKG


THE 15-YEAR-OLD REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTER SEEMED TO BE PREPARED FOR WAR AGAINST HIS SCHOOL.

"The shooter used an AR-15 type rifle in the attack and carried. Investigators have also recovered 9 loaded magazines with the capability of holding several hundred rounds."

POLICE SAY FRESHMAN JARED PADGETT TOOK THE SCHOOL BUS CARRYING A GUITAR CASE AND DUFFEL BAG TUESDAY MORNING.

HE WALKED INTO THE GYMNASIUM LOCKER ROOM, PUT ON A HELMET AND VEST AND THEN HE LET LOOSE.

"The shooter obtained weapons from his family home. The weapons had been secured, but he defeated the security measures."

THE SHOOTER WOUNDED A TEACHER AND KILLED 14-YEAR-OLD EMILIO HOFFMAN, A FELLOW FRESHMAN WHO IS BEING REMEMBERED AS A 'GREAT KID' BY HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY.

"He's just so amazing and great and it really hurts to know that I'll wake up tomorrow and he's not going to be here."

DESPITE HIS ACTIONS, WE ARE ALSO HEARING KIND BUT CAUTIOUS WORDS ABOUT THE SHOOTER. HIS FORMER TEACHER TOLD CNN:

".HE WAS A HARD WORKER AND WANTED TO PLEASE EVERYONE. SOMETIMES HE WOULD INTERRUPT AND HE JUST WANTED ATTENTION. HE WAS JUST A GOOD KID. I HAD HIM IN CLASS AND HE WAS A GOOD ATHLETE. LAST YEAR WHEN I HAD HIM IN SCHOOL, I NOTICED A LITTLE BIT OF A CHANGE."

WHAT CHANGED WE MAY NEVER KNOW. INVESTIGATORS SAY THE SHOOTER KILLED HIMSELF AFTER A BRIEF GUN BATTLE WITH POLICE.

IN THE MIDST OF THE CHAOS, POLICE AND STUDENTS SAY TEACHER TODD RISPLER SAVED LIVES. AFTER BEING GRAZED BY A BULLET, HE MADE HIS WAY INTO THE SCHOOL OFFICE TO CALL FOR HELP AND HELP ARRIVED. Return to index of stories...


VEGAS SHOOTING UPDATE-TRX OC VO


LAS VEGAS POLICE RELEASED VIDEO TODAY SHOWING THE TWO SUSPECTS WHO SHOT AND KILLED TWO POLICE OFFICERS AND A CIVILIAN DURING A SHOOTING RAMPAGE SUNDAY.

IN THIS VIDEO YOU SEE JERAD AND AMANDA MILLER ON THE FLOOR A WAL-MART STORE.

EARLIER STATEMENTS FROM POLICE INDICATED THAT THIS IS WHERE AMANDA MILLER SHOT HER HUSBAND THEN HERSELF.

TODAY POLICE SAID AFTER MORE REVIEW OF THE VIDEO, THEY NOW KNOW THAT JERAD MILLER WAS KILLED BY

POLICE GUNFIRE. Return to index of stories...


VEGAS SHOOTING UPDATE-SOTVO


"And the video shows you just how ruthless and cold blooded these murders were."

LAS VEGAS POLICE ALSO SAID THEY CAME IN CONTACT WITH THE MILLERS THREE DIFFERENT TIMES EARLIER THIS YEAR.

BUT THAT NONE OF THOSE ENCOUNTERS INDICATED THEY THE PAIR HAD ANTI-POLICE VIEWS. Return to index of stories...


US OPEN ON NBC2-CGTOPS


AND A HEADS UP THIS MORNING ----

IF YOU WANT A FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND FULL OF GOLF. N-B-C TWO IS THE PLACE FOR YOU.

STARTING TODAY AT 3:00 O'CLOCK, WE'LL HAVE AT LEAST 19 HOURS OF LIVE COVERAGE OF THE U-S OPEN FOR YOU TO TUNE INTO OVER THE NEXT FOUR DAYS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


TALK ABOUT AN EXTREME HAIR BATTLE.

A CALIFORNIA STORE OWNER FIGHTS OFF A WOULD-BE SHOPLIFTER. TRYING TO MAKE OFF WITH HAIR EXTENSIONS.

THE SCUFFLE STRAIGHT AHEAD.

PLUS--

WHAT WAS THIS GUY THINKING?

FIND OUT WHAT HE WAS FEEDING THOSE GATORS THAT STUNNED EVERYONE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) HAIR THEFT ON CAM-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1B) GATOR FEEDING-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.

SCATTERED DOWNPOURS START AROUND MIDDAY

Scattered storms are in the forecast today. We start the morning mainly clear and dry, but it won't take long to get the rain going today. Winds from the south will quickly turn southwesterly. That turn of the winds will happen early in the day, allowing a few downpours to pop up starting in the later morning to midday time frame. A few of these will be near our urban corridor, but once they pop up, they are headed toward the inland areas. Most of the activity will remain inland, but there will be a few downpours that come back toward the coastline in the evening as the sea breeze collapses. With plenty of moisture in place, there is the possibility of isolated rain totals reaching 2-3"; similar to what happened yesterday in eastern Lee County. Afternoon highs will again reach into the lower 90s.

We'll continue with scattered afternoon storms in the forecast through the week, most of which will be in the inland areas. Afternoon highs will stay in the near 90 degrees and lows will be in the low to mid 70s.

There are no areas of concern in the tropics at this time. Return to index of stories...


CAPE UEP UPDATE-VOWIPE


FOR SEVEN MONTHS NOW - WORKERS HAVE BEEN DIGGING UP AN AREA OF SOUTHWEST CAPE CORAL

AND THIS IS JUST THE START OF THE UTILITIES EXPANSION PROJECT.

THE MASSIVE PROJECT WILL REPLACE SEPTIC TANKS AND WELLS WITH CITY WATER AND SEWER LINES.

THE CITY COUNCIL HEARD A PRESENTATION FOR THE NEXT AREA TARGETTED IN THE U-E-P.

THEY'LL SOON BEGIN THE DESIGN PHASE OF AN AREA CALLED NORTH TWO -

ALONG PINE ISLAND ROAD.

IT WILL COST AROUND 137-MILLION DOLLARS.

UNLIKE PREVIOUS MEETINGS ON THIS CONTROVERSIAL PROJECT -

VERY FEW PEOPLE ATTENDED. Return to index of stories...


CAPE UEP UPDATE-SOTVO


I think its a good sign that maybe north two people, citizens in north two, maybe want utilities cause they're not here opposing

HOME OWNERS IN THAT AREA WILL BE CHARGED AN ASSESSMENT FEE TO PAY FOR THE PROJECT.

THOSE FEES WILL BE FINALIZED AFTER THE DESIGN PHASE IS OVER. Return to index of stories...


PF CHANG CREDIT CARD THEFT-TRX OC VO


THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE EATEN AT P-F CHANGS MAY BE THE LATEST VICTIMS OF A LARGE SCALE SECURITY BREACH.

CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS USED AT THE RESTAURANT BETWEEN MARCH AND MAY OF THIS YEAR HAVE BEEN STOLEN -- SOME OF THEM IN FLORIDA.

AT THIS TIME IT'S UNCLEAR WHICH LOCATIONS HAVE BEEN EFFECTED AND JUST HOW MANY THERE ARE.

WE SPOKE WITH IDENTITY THEIF EXPERTS WHO SAY, IF YOUR INFORMATION WAS STOLEN, YOU NEED TO CALL YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY AND CANCEL THE CARD.

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER, JUST LAST YEAR -- A SIMILAR DATA BREACH HIT TARGET STORES--- NEARLY 70 MILLION PEOPLE AFFECTED. Return to index of stories...


PF CHANG CREDIT CARD THEFT-SOTVO


9:48:15-9:48:23

The possibility that somebody could being hacking into your. Personal financial business is scary but that's kind of where we live in today as well.

WE RECEIVED A STATEMENT FROM PF CHANGS SAYING, THEY ARE CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING THE SITUATION AND WORKING WITH AUTHORITIES TO LEARN MORE. Return to index of stories...


SUNOCO ROBBERY-OC-SS-VO


NEW DETAILS ABOUT A FORT MYERS GAS STATION ROBBERY.

POLICE ARRESTED MICHAEL MEAGHER-

A LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BUS DRIVER AND FORMER JUVENILE DETENTION OFFICER.

HIS FAMILY SAYS HE WAS EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED AND HAD JUST LEFT HIS WIFE AT A GAS STATION.

A SHORT TIME LATER--

POLICE SAY SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAUGHT HIM ROBBING THE SUNOCO OFF 41 WITH A BUTCHER KNIFE.

AS SOON AS HE WALKED OUT.EMPLOYEES WENT AFTER HIM AND HELD HIM DOWN UNTIL OFFICERS SHOWED UP. Return to index of stories...


SUNOCO ROBBERY-SOTVO


Salem Seleiman

Tackled Robber

27:38 and they say drop the weapon and i dropped it and they said dont move i said alright it wasnt me it was him 27:45

THE MONEY WAS RETURNED TO THE GAS STATION. Return to index of stories...


RADIOSHACK ALMOST DONE-OTS


THE END COULD BE NEAR FOR RADIOSHACK.

AN ANALYST AT RESEARCH FIRM B. RILEY & CO. JUST CUT HIS PRICE TARGET ON THE COMPANY FROM ONE DOLLAR A SHARE TO ZERO.

THIS COMING AS THE COMPANY IS REPORTING A BIG DECLINE IN SALES AND PLANS TO CLOSE 200 STORES.

THE RESEARCH FIRM IS ESTIMATING A 50 PERCENT CHANCE RADIOSHACK WILL HAVE TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY. Return to index of stories...


CAMERO VS MUSTANG-VOTOPS


THE CHEVY CAMARO HAS TAKEN THE LEAD IN THE LONG STANDING SALES BATTLE WITH THE FORD MUSTANG.

FOR THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF THE YEAR, CHEVROLET SOLD JUST UNDER 39-THOUSAND CAMAROS COMPARED TO FORDS 36-THOUSAND-600 MUSTANGS.

THE TWO SPORTY CARS HAVE BEEN BITTER RIVALS FOR DECADES.

IN RECENTLY YEARS, CAMARO HAS LED SOME YEARS, MUSTANG THE OTHERS. Return to index of stories...


CLIPPERS SALE-VOTOPS


A LOS ANGELES PROBATE COURT SAID IT WILL HOLD A JULY TRIAL ON SHELLY STERLING'S NEGOTIATED SALE OF THE L-A CLIPPERS FOR 2-BILLION DOLLARS.

SHELLY STERLING'S ATTORNEY SAYS THREE PHYSICIANS SAY HER ESTRANGED HUSBAND, DONALD, IS MENTALLY INCAPACITATED.

DONALD STERLING, THE TEAM'S OTHER CO-OWNER, DOESN'T WANT TO SELL THE TEAM AS THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION DEMANDS.

HIS ATTORNEYS SAY THEY'LL FIGHT IT IN COURT. Return to index of stories...


HAIR THEFT ON CAM-TRXVOTOPS


A HAIRY SITUATION CAUGHT ON CAMERA, THE OWNER OF A BEAUTY SUPPLY STORE IN CALIFORNIA GOT INTO A TANGLE, WITH A WOMAN TRYING TO GET AWAY WITH A PURSE FULL OF STOLEN HAIR EXTENSIONS.

CAMERAS CAUGHT THE WOMAN SHOVING THE PACKS OF HAIR EXTENSION INTO HER PURSE, BUT WHEN HE CONFRONTED HER IN THE BACK OF THE STORE WITH A STUN GUN, SHE MANAGED TO BREAK FREE, BUT LEFT HER PURSE AND I.D. BEHIND. Return to index of stories...


HAIR THEFT ON CAM-SOTVO


"Normally, they bring in an empty bag, no any ID, nothing. I never seen before, that's very weird."

THE OWNER IS STILL SCRATCHING HIS HEAD OVER WHAT HAPPENED.

AND SAYS HER CRIME COSTS HIS SMALL BUSINESS.

HE'S HOPING THE CLUES SHE LEFT BEHIND WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR COPS TO TRACK HER DOWN. Return to index of stories...


GATOR FEEDING FROLIC-OC-VO


A VIRAL VIDEO YOU HAVE TO SEE.

TOURISTS ON A SWAMP BOAT TOUR IN SOUTH LOUISIANA WATCHED IN SHOCK AS THEIR AIRBOAT GUIDE JUMPED INTO THE WATER WITH TWO ALLIGATORS.

THEN HE BEGINS FEEDING THEM CHICKEN - THEN PUT A MARSHMALLOW IN HIS MOUTH AND FED A GATOR FROM HIS MOUTH.

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE NOW INVESTIGATING, BECAUSE IT'S ILLEGAL TO FEED ALLIGATORS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


SOME MOMS IN TEXAS ARE ON A MISSON.

When I go to Target or when I go to any store or any restaurant, I want to be able to have peace.

STRAIGHT AHEAD MOMS FIGHTING FOR STRONGER GUN LAWS TAKE AIM AT TARGET. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) MOMS PROTEST TARGET-SOTVO


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MOMS PROTEST TARGET-ON CAM


THOUSANDS OF MOMS ARE TAKING ON OPEN CARRY GUN POLICIES.

IT'S ALL PART OF AN ORGANIZATION THAT NOW HAS ITS SIGHTS SET ON RETAIL GIANT TARGET.

JENNY DOREN REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


MOMS PROTEST TARGET-PKG


THIS IS NO ORDINARY WALK IN THE PARK.

THESE ARE MOMS ON A MISSION.

I just think it's crazy the way that it's gone. This whole carrying guns in stores.

TONY GALLEGO OF DALLAS TOOK HER GRANDDAUGHTER DOWNTOWN AND PARKED HER STROLLER OUTSIDE OF TARGET'S ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING.

SHE WANTS THE RETAIL GIANT TO HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART AND CONSIDER A CHANGE OF POLICY.

When I go to Target or when I go to any store or any restaurant, I want to be able to have peace.

ALL THESE LOCAL WOMEN, ALONG WITH MORE THAN 200-THOUSAND TARGET CUSTOMERS ACROSS AMERICA, ARE PETITIONING FOR A BAN ON SHOPPING WITH GUNS IN PLAIN SIGHT.

Put it in your purse. Put it in your car. Put it in your pocket. Whatever you need to do, but it doesn't need to be out in the open. That's wrong.

THEIR FRUSTRATION IS FUELED BY A SCARY DISCOVERY LAST WEEK AT A TARGET STORE IN MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA.

A LOADED GUN WAS FOUND IN THE TOY AISLE.

I went to Target yesterday and I was actually scared.

THIS PROTEST BY "MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA" ALSO COMES ON THE HEELS OF SEVERAL DEMONSTRATIONS BY GUN-RIGHTS ACTIVISTS HERE IN NORTH TEXAS

People want to go, shop, go out to eat, be out in their communities and not encounter armed individuals.

CHRIS DONAWHO WITH "OPEN CARRY TARRANT COUNTY" EMAILED ME, IN PART: "THE GUN CONTROL DEBATE WILL NOT BE DECIDED BY TARGET OR ANY OTHER BRAND.

OUR FIGHT IS AT THE LEGISLATIVE LEVEL AND WHILE WE STRONGLY OPPOSE THEIR MESSAGE, WE STAND BEHIND THEIR RIGHT TO EXPRESS IT."

I need to feel safe when I go into Target, I don't want to be looking around for somebody with a gun, and how do I know he's a good guy with a gun or a bad guy with a gun? Return to index of stories...


BOAT FIRE RESCUE-TRXVOTOPS


TWO PEOPLE AND THEIR DOG MANAGED TO ESCAPE THEIR BURNING BOAT WITH THE HELP OF SOME WHALE WATCHERS WEDNESDAY.

THE FIRE BROKE OUT ON A 50-FOOT PLEASURE BOAT NEAR THE SOUTHERN GULF ISLANDS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.

COAST GUARD OFFICIALS SAID THE TWO BOATERS GOT INTO A DINGY ALONG WITH THEIR DOG AND PADDLED AWAY FROM THE BURNING BOAT.

OFFICIALS SAID SEVERAL VESSELS HELPED PICK THEM UP, INCLUDING A WHALE WATCHING BOAT. Return to index of stories...


NJ GOV ON THE TONIGHT SHOW-OC VO


NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE IS RETURNING TO LATE NIGHT T-V FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE NEW JERSEY BRIDGE SCANDAL.

RIGHT AFTER OUR 11 PM NEWS CAST, CHRISTIE IS SCHEDULED TO MAKE A GUEST APPEARANCE ON N-B-C'S "THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON."

HIS VISIT COMES AS A STATE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE INVESTIGATES ALLEGATIONS THAT MEMBERS OF HIS ADMINISTRATION AND THE PORT AUTHORITY SHUT DOWN LANES ON THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE FOR POLITICAL PAYBACK. Return to index of stories...


NEW MAJORITY LEADER-OC


HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE LOOKING FOR NEW LEADERSHIP AFTER TUESDAY'S PRIMARY UPSET IN VIRGINIA.

ANDREW SPENCER REPORTS THE NUMBER TWO REPUBLICAN IN THE HOUSE HAS DECIDED TO STEP DOWN FROM HIS LEADERSHIP ROLE Return to index of stories...


NEW MAJORITY LEADER-PKG


HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER ERIC CANTOR URGED CONSERVATIVES TO STAY UNITED AMID CLEAR DIVISIONS BETWEEN TEA PARTY AND SO-CALLED ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS.

"Truly, what divides Republicans pales in comparison to what divides us as conservatives from the left and their Democratic party."

.AFTER A POLITICAL NEWCOMER BEAT CANTOR IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY, CANTOR DECIDED NOT TO WAIT UNTIL THE END OF HIS TERM BEFORE RESIGNING HIS MAJORITY LEADER POST.

"I think he felt it was better for the party for him to finish up the business that's on the table right now, and then, as we go into Labor Day and the campaign, to have a new majority leader."

CANTOR WILL RESIGN EFFECTIVE JULY 31.

NEXT THURSDAY, HOUSE REPUBLICANS WILL HOLD AN ELECTION BY SECRET BALLOT TO DETERMINE HIS REPLACEMENT.

CONGRESSMAN PETE SESSIONS HOPES TO TAKE HIS PLACE.

CURRENT HOUSE WHIP KEVIN McCARTHY IS ALSO EXPECTED TO RUN. CONGRESSWOMAN CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS WILL NOT; CHOOSING INSTEAD TO STAY IN HER ROLE AS CHAIR OF THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS.

WHILE SOME SEE TUESDAY'S PRIMARY AS A SIGNS OF A RIFT IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, SENATOR TED CRUZ CALLS IT A REFERENDUM ON WASHINGTON.

"People are frusted with elected officials -- both Republicans and Democrats -- who are not listening to the people."

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


TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS


COMING UP ON NBC-2

THE F-W-C IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THESE DOLPHINS GOT STRANDED ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

STRAIGHT AHEAD WE HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE WHO FIRST SAW THEM WASH ON THE SHORE.

FATHER'S DAY IS JUST DAYS AWAY.

AND DAD'S GET THE SHAFT WHEN IT COMES TO GIFT GIVING. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) DOLPHINS-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) FATHERS DAY SPENDING-VOTOPS


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DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH:SAM-TRX TC MON VO


A DEVELOPING STORY HAPPENING RIGHT NOW ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

FWC OFFICERS AND BIOLOGISTS ARE WORKING HARD TO SAVE THE LIFE OF A DOLPHIN THAT WAS BEACHED.

SADLY ONE OTHER DOLPHIN HAS DIED.

BUT BEFORE OFFICIALS ARRIVED A GROUP OF COLLEGE KIDS FOUND THE DOLPHINS AND KEPT THEM ALIVE FOR HOURS.

NBC'S SAM SWEENEY IS LIVE ON THE BEACH WITH THEIR AMAZING STORY. Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH:SAM-REM LIVE


TAKE SAM LIVE

THE BOYS ARE THE REAL HEROES OF THE DAY. THEY WERE ABLE TO SAVE ONE OF THOSE DOLPHINS, UNFORTUNATELY THE OTHER ONE DIDNT MAKE IT. Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH:SAM-MINI PKG


TAKE VO

THEY TELL ME THEY WERE WALKING DOWN THE BEACH AROUND 330 AM AND THEY HEARD SQUEALING. THEY THOUGHT IT WAS SHARKS, BUT QUICKLY REALIZED IT WAS DOLPHINS IN DISTRESS.

THEY RAN INTO THE WATER HELD BOTH DOLPHINS HEADS ABOVE WATER FOR A FEW MINUTES. THEN THEY DECIDED TO GET OUT OF THE WATER AND CALL FOR HELP. WHEN THEY CAME BACK A FEW MINUTES LATER--- ONE DOLPHIN WAS ALREADY DEAD. BUT FOR THE NEXT FOUR HOURS, IN THE RAIN, THUNDER AND LIGHTNING, THEY HELD THE FEMALE DOLPHIN UP SO IT WOULDN'T DROWN. THIS MORNING FWC OFFICIALS SAY THEY HANDLED THE SITUATION IN TEXTBOOK STYLE FORM. Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH:SAM-SOT


Eric Moll---found dolphins

'we sat there for about four hours from about 2:30 to 6:30 and we helped saved the dolphin. he sat there in our hands and we just held him through the storm and through the night and just sat there and helped him, Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS ON THE BEACH:SAM-REMLIVE


THE DOLPHINS ARE HEADED TO SEPARATE LABS WHERE A NECROPSY WILL BE PERFORMED ON THE DECEASED AND AN EXAM WILL BE DONE ON THE SURVIVOR TO SEE WHY TWO SPOTTED DOLPHINS THAT NORMALLY SWIM 100 MILES OFF SHORE WOULD END UP WASHING ASHORE.

LIVE ON FORT MYER BEACH SS NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


HALLOWEEN CANCELLED-TRX SS DBX


BIG CHANGES ARE ON THE WAY FOR TRICK-OR-TREATERS IN A POPULAR LEE COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD.

HUNDREDS OF TRICK-OR-TREATERS VISIT THE VARSITY LAKES COMMUNITY IN LEHIGH ACRES EVERY YEAR.

NOW THE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION WANTS TO CHANGE THAT-- AND RESIDENTS WORRY NEW RULES COULD DO AWAY WITH TRICK-OR-TREATING ALL TOGETHER.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM/STUDIO WITH THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


HALLOWEEN CANCELLED-NEWSROOM


THIS IS A VERY POPULAR NEIGHBORHOOD IN LEHIGH ACRES WHEN IT COMES TO HALLOWEEN AND TRICK-OR-TREATING.

BUT THE HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION SAYS THERE ARE TOO MANY OUTSIDERS COMING IN-- AND IT'S BECOMING A SAFETY CONCERN FOR THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD. Return to index of stories...


HALLOWEEN CANCELLED-VO


THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION TELLS NBC-2 BOARD MEMBERS ARE DISCUSSING A NUMBER OF OPTIONS TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM--

FIRST-- THE ASSOCIATION WILL NO LONGER ALLOW OUTSIDERS IN.

THEY ARE ALSO DISCUSSING LIMITING TRICK-OR-TREATING TO A WEEKEND NIGHT ONLY-- MEANING NO TRICK-OR-TREATERS ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE ARE OUTRAGED OVER THE THE POSSIBLE CHANGES.

THEY TELL US THEY WILL FIGHT TO KEEP THEIR HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


HALLOWEEN CANCELLED-SOTVO


It's going to be devastating to the kids. I'm sure there is going to be a lot of kids who bring their children to our neighborhood and they are going to be turned away. Where are they going to go then?

THE PRESIDENT OF THE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION TELLS NBC-2 NO DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE YET.

THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING.

ALL HOMEOWNERS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND AND VOICE THEIR OPINIONS. Return to index of stories...


HALLOWEEN CANCELLED-NEWSROOM


COUNT ON NBC-2 TO FOLLOW THIS STORY AND BRING YOU ANY NEW DEVELOPMENTS.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM CA NBC2. Return to index of stories...


NO WH FIRE-VOTOPS


NO ONE WILL BE FIRED OVER THE ACCIDENTAL OUTING OF A TOP C-I-A AGENT IN AFGHANISTAN.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO A WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN, FOLLOWING AN INVESTIGATION INTO LAST MONTH'S INCIDENT.

IT HAPPENED WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA MADE A SURPRISE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND VISIT TO AFGHANISTAN.

A LIST PROVIDED TO MEDIA AT THE TIME MISTAKENLY INCLUDED THE NAME OF THE C-I-A'S AFGHANISTAN STATION CHIEF. Return to index of stories...


FEMALE BANK ROBBERS-VO-WIPE


WE'VE LEARNED NATIONAL STATISTICS SHOW MORE AND MORE WOMEN ARE TARGETING BANKS - LOOKING FOR MONEY.

DEPUTIES SAY A WOMAN STOLE CASH FROM THIS SANIBEL CAPTIVA COMMUNITY BANK ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

F-B-I DATA FROM 2011 SHOWS WOMEN ACCOUNT FOR ABOUT SEVEN PERCENT OF BANK ROBBERIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THE NUMBER IS ABOUT THE SAME IN LEE COUNTY AND PEOPLE HERE SAY IT'S A SIGN OF THE TIMES. Return to index of stories...


FEMALE BANK ROBBERS-SOTVO


18:27:36 the times are tough and moms are going to protect their kids they're gonna do what they have to do to feed their kid and take care of them. If they're desperate you take desperate measures.:47

CRIMINAL JUSTICE EXPERTS SAY THERE ARE A LOT OF REASONS WHY WOMEN MAY BE MOTIVATED TO ROB BANKS.

THEY RANGE FROM DRUG DEPENDENCE TO A GENUINE ATTEMPT TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR FAMILIES. Return to index of stories...


TREVOR LEHMAN ON DUTY-OC, NATVO, OC


A FORT MYERS POLICE OFFICER IS BACK ON THE JOB AFTER BEING FIRED FOR EXCESSIVE FORCE.

nats of yelling

DASHCAMERA VIDEO SHOWS TREVOR LEHMAN HITTING A MAN AS HE AND OTHER OFFICERS TRIED TO ARREST HIM.

THIS HAPPENED IN FEBRUARY OF LAST YEAR.

CHIEF DOUG BAKER FIRED LEHMAN.

BUT AN ARBITRATOR REVERSED THE RULING LAST MONTH.

OFFICER LEHMAN IS NOW CATCHING UP ON MANDATORY TRAINING HIS MISSED.

ONCE HE FINISHES THAT, HE'LL BE BACK ON PATROL. Return to index of stories...


STEVEN KNIGHT JAIL-SS(2)-OC


THE FAMILY OF A FORT MYERS MAN JAILED IN MEXICO JUST FOUND OUT --

THEIR BROTHER AND SON IS *NOT BEING RELEASED.

WE GOT WORD THIS WEEK STEEVEN KNIGHT WAS GOING TO BE RELEASED FROM A JAIL IN MEXICO CITY.

KNIGHT WAS ARRESTED WITH HIS BOAT CAPTAIN IN MEXICO IN 20-11.

HE WENT THERE TO SELL HIS YACHT.

KNIGHT HAD CLOSE TO ONE-MILLION DOLLARS IN CASH ON HIM AT THE TIME.

HE WAS ARRESTED FOR MONEY LAUNDERING.

KNIGHTS ATTORNEY HAS SAID ALL ALONG -- HE DID NOTHING WRONG.

HE TOLD NBC-2 HE HAS NO IDEA WHERE THE RUMORS OF KNIGHT'S RELEASE CAME FROM. Return to index of stories...


STEVEN KNIGHT JAIL-SOT-OC


Daniel D. Barks, Knight's Attorney

::00:53 Anytime any family is in such a desperate situation.

:1;12 "any shred of hope they of course cling on to like anyone would.

so it is devastating and these sort of rumors come out and they turn

out not to be true."

IF KNIGHT'S SENTENCE STANDS-- HE WILL BE IN A MEXICAN PRISON UNTIL 20-19. Return to index of stories...


BARTENDER DRAGS WOMAN-VO


A BARTENDER SAYS SHE WAS FED UP WITH AN UNRULY CUSTOMER --

AND HER REACTION IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

WATCH THIS.

YOU CAN SEE THE BARTENDER DRAG AN ELDERLY WOMAN THROUGH THE DOOR AND ACROSS THE FLOOR.

PATRICIA SMITH SAYS THAT WOMAN SLAPPED HER AND TRIED TO RIP HER CLOTHES OFF.

SHE SAYS SHE WAS ONLY TRYING TO ESCORT HER FROM THE BAR.

THE WOMAN FELL ON HER OWN.

SHE SUFFERED MULTIPLE OPEN WOUNDS, CUTS AND BRUISES AND WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

SMITH WAS ARRESTED -- SHE SAYS SHE DIDN'T MEAN FOR ALL OF THIS TO HAPPEN. Return to index of stories...


SOFT DRINKS AND SUGAR-OC VO


NEW RESEARCH HAS SOME IN THE U-K CALLING ON THE GOVERNMENT TO SET TARGETS TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF SUGAR IN SOFT DRINKS.

A STUDY BY THE CAMPAIGN GROUP "ACTION ON SUGAR" SAID 79-PERCENT OF FIZZY DRINKS CONTAINED SIX OR MORE TEASPOONS OF SUGAR PER CAN.

THE GROUP SAYS THAT'S MORE THAN THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION'S RECOMMENDED MAXIMUM DAILY LIMIT FOR SUGAR CONSUMPTION.

THE BRITISH SOFT DRINKS ASSOCIATION'S DIRECTOR GENERAL, HOWEVER, SAID THE CAMPAIGN WAS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED AND POINTED OUT HOW THE INDUSTRY HAD CHANGED TO OFFER LOW OR NO SUGAR CALORIE BEVERAGES. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT GAME 4-VOTOPS


AFTER BEING BEATEN BY THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS IN MIAMI ON TUESDAY, THE MIAMI HEAT LOOKS TO REBOUND IN GAME 3 OF THE NBA FINALS TONIGHT AT THE AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA.

THE SPURS LEAD THE SERIES 2-1, AFTER A 111-92 VICTORY. Return to index of stories...


FATHERS DAY SPENDING-INTRO


SUNDAY IS FATHER'S DAY AND AMERICANS WILL SPEND BILLIONS ON DEAR OLD DAD.

BUT HOW DOES IT STACK UP TO WHAT MOM GETS?

KARIN CAIFA TAKES A LOOK, IN TODAY'S CONSUMER WATCH. Return to index of stories...


FATHERS DAY SPENDING-PKG


THE FIRST FATHER'S DAY WAS CELEBRATED IN 19-10, BUT WOULDN'T BE PROCLAIMED A NATIONAL HOLIDAY FOR ANOTHER 50 YEARS.

OVER THE LAST CENTURY, GIFTS HONORING DADS HAVE BECOME BIG BUSINESS DURING THE SUMMER RETAIL SEASON - AND FATHER'S DAY SPENDING IS EXPECTED TO HIT TWELVE-POINT-FIVE BILLION DOLLARS THIS YEAR ACCORDING TO A CONSUMER SURVEY BY THE NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION.

THE AVERAGE PERSON WILL SPEND 113 DOLLARS AND 80 CENTS ON DAD, DOWN ABOUT FIVE PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR.

AMONG THE MOST POPULAR GIFTS --

-- AMERICANS WILL SPEND ABOUT 2-POINT-FIVE BILLION DOLLARS ON A SPECIAL DAY OUT, LIKE DINNER OR TICKETS TO A BALL GAME.

-- ONE-POINT-EIGHT BILLION ON APPAREL, LIKE THE OLD FAVORITE, THE TIE.

-- ANOTHER ONE-POINT-EIGHT-BILLION ON GIFT CARDS, SO DAD CAN CHOOSE HIS OWN GIFT.

-- AND ONE-POINT-SIX BILLION DOLLARS ON ELECTRONICS.

IT'S ALSO THE FOURTH BIGGEST HOLIDAY FOR GREETING CARDS, WITH 87 MILLION OF THEM EXCHANGED EACH YEAR. HALF ARE PURCHASED FOR DADS, ALMOST 20 PERCENTFOR HUSBANDS, AND THE REST FOR OTHER SPECIAL GUYS LIKE GRANDFATHERS, SONS, BROTHERS AND UNCLES.

IT ALL SEEMS LIKE BIG SPENDING - BUT IT'S NOT AS MUCH AS WHAT'S SPENT ON MOM. THIS YEAR MOTHER'S DAY SPENDING WAS EXPECTED TO REACH 19-POINT-NINE BILLION DOLLARS.

FOR CONSUMER WATCH, I'M KARIN CAIFA. Return to index of stories...


YOUR SPOUSE SPENDING-TRXVOTOPS


SO MANY SPOUSES SPEND SECRETLY WITHOUT TELLING THE OTHER.

A NEW STUDY ASKED SPOUSES ONE QUESTION.

HOW MUCH IS APPROPRIATE TO SPEND ON A BIG TICKET PURCHASE WITHOUT TELLING YOUR SPOUSE?

THE STUDY FOUND THAT THERE'S A HUGE DIVIDE IN THIS ANSWER.

MEN GAVE A DOLLAR FIGURE ABOUT THREE TIMES THE AMOUNT THAT WOMEN GAVE.

ON AVERAGE MEN SAID THEY'D SPEND A LITTLE OVER A THOUSAND BEFORE TALKING TO THEIR SPOUSE FIRST.

WOMEN SAID THEY WOULDN'T SPEND MORE THAN $396. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP TODAY-TRXVOTOPS


IT'S TIME.

THE DAY BRAZILIANS AND SOCCER FANS AROUND THE WORLD HAVE BEEN ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR.

BRAZIL PLAYS CROATIA TODAY TO GET THE WORLD CUP UNDERWAY, BEGINNING ITS QUEST FOR A SIXTH WORLD TITLE ALMOST SEVEN YEARS AFTER THE NATION WAS PICKED AS HOST. Return to index of stories...


SOCCER IN SPACE-TRXVOTOPS


AND A FEW FANS OUT OF THIS WORLD WILL BE WATCHING THE WORLD CUP TOO.

THE CREW ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION WILL BE CHEERING ON THEIR TEAMS FROM AROUND 230-MILES ABOVE THE EARTH.

NASA'S STEVE SWANSON AND REID WISEMAN AND EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY ASTRONAUT ALEXANDER GERST WISHED TEAMS AND FANS AROUND THE WORLD A GREAT WORLD CUP.

CREW MEMBERS KICKED A SOCCER BALL AROUND

WHICH LOOKED CHALLENGING AS THE ASTRONAUTS AND SOCCER BALL FLOATED AROUND DUE TO THE EFFECTS OF MICROGRAVITY. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIAN CITRUS-OC VO


THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CITRUS IS IN THE FINAL STAGES OF NEGOTIATIONS ON A ROUGHLY $1 MILLION CONTRACT WITH COMIC BOOK PUBLISHER MARVEL WORLDWIDE INC. TO CREATE A NEW CAPTAIN CITRUS CHARACTER TO MARKET ORANGE JUICE TO PRE-TEENS AND TEENS.

MARVEL WILL REMAKE THE CURRENT CAPTAIN CITRUS - WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY A LIFE-SIZED REPRESENTATION OF AN ORANGE - INTO A BUFF SUPERHERO SIMILAR TO HIS COMIC BOOK AND MOVIE NAMESAKE.

CAPTAIN CITRUS WILL TRANSFORM FROM A GENDER NEUTRAL CHARACTER TO A MALE SUPERHERO. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON NBC-2.

WE'VE ALL SEEN BOATS BEFORE BUT NOTHING LIKE THIS.

HOW A UNIQUE HOT TUB BOAT ELEVATES RELAXATION.

PLUS--

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TZ4A) HOT TUB-VOWIPE


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TZ4B) GAS PUMP FIRE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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THE CRUISIN HOT TUB-ON CAM


A CALIFORNIA MAN MASHED UP TWO OF HIS FAVORITE WATER-RELATED PASSTIMES AND TOOK RELAXATION TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.

JOE LITTLE SHOWS US THE HOT TUB BOAT. Return to index of stories...


THE CRUISIN HOT TUB-PKG


A CALIFORNIA MAN MASHED UP TWO OF HIS FAVORITE WATER-RELATED PASSTIMES AND TOOK RELAXATION TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.

JOE LITTLE SHOWS US THE HOT TUB BOAT.

--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

IT'S THE DEFINITION OF RELAXATION.

GRILLING SOME DOGS.

YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS - CHILLING IN A HOT TUB.

It's an awesome idea.

IN PARADISE.

BUT "THIS" - THIS ISN'T YOUR FATHER'S HOT TUB.

The big difference between this hot tub and other hot tubs? This one's on a boat.

A boat's by itself is enough. This is just unfair.

IT'S TAYLOR RHODES' IDEA.

All right. So we got the hot tub boat. Essential pieces: The boat and the hot tub.

EVERYONE FROM SAN DIEGO LIFEGUARDS TO THE U-S COAST GUARD HAD TO BLESS THE IDEA BEFORE HOT TUB CRUISIN' FLOATED.

Now here we are two years later.

PROBABLY THE BIGGEST FEAR WAS MAKING SURE THIS DIDN'T CREATE PROBLEMS LIKE FLOATOPIA - WHICH WAS A DIRECT RESULT OF SAN DIEGO'S BOOZE BAN AFTER A FEW BEACHGOERS GOT INTO A DRUNKEN FIGHT.

It's very safe.

SAN DIEGO LIFEGUARDS GIVE IT A THUMBS UP.

Same rules as any other boat.

This is the best of both right? Hahaha.

DAVID TITTLE HAS DRIVEN BOATS BEFORE. BUT NOTHING LIKE THIS.

This is gotta be a first I'm going to go with.

WITH ROOM FOR TEN - AND A BARBECUE - THE 215-DOLLARS AN HOUR ISN'T THAT BAD.

I think if you live in a beach town you just end up doing stuff that nobody else does.

LIKE DIVING INTO A CHILLY MISSION BAY -

AND IMMEDIATELY WARMING UP.

It's a hot tub on a boat. Heh heh heh.

JUST CHILLING IN MISSION BAY -

Next we'll put one up in space. 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.

SCATTERED DOWNPOURS START AROUND MIDDAY

Scattered storms are in the forecast today. We start the morning mainly clear and dry, but it won't take long to get the rain going today. Winds from the south will quickly turn southwesterly. That turn of the winds will happen early in the day, allowing a few downpours to pop up starting in the later morning to midday time frame. A few of these will be near our urban corridor, but once they pop up, they are headed toward the inland areas. Most of the activity will remain inland, but there will be a few downpours that come back toward the coastline in the evening as the sea breeze collapses. With plenty of moisture in place, there is the possibility of isolated rain totals reaching 2-3"; similar to what happened yesterday in eastern Lee County. Afternoon highs will again reach into the lower 90s.

We'll continue with scattered afternoon storms in the forecast through the week, most of which will be in the inland areas. Afternoon highs will stay in the near 90 degrees and lows will be in the low to mid 70s.

There are no areas of concern in the tropics at this time. Return to index of stories...


GAS PUMP FIRE RESCUE-ON CAM


A TERRIFYING SCENE AT A NEW YORK GAS STATION -- AS A CRASH LEADS TO A FIERY EXPLOSION AT THE PUMPS.

BUT A FEARLESS OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER RISKED HIS OWN LIFE -- TO PULL A BADLY HURT DRIVER TO SAFETY.

AND ALL THIS WAS CAUGHT ON VIDEO!

JOHN GOFF SHOWS US. Return to index of stories...


GAS PUMP FIRE RESCUE-PKG


IN LITERALLY A BLINK OF AN EYE, JOHN VESCIO, SEEN HERE IN THE NUMBER 13 YANKEE JERSEY ON, WENT FROM BEING A COMMUTER TO A RESCUER.

VESCIO IS A SENIOR INVESTIGATOR WITH THE NEW YORK STATE POLICE, BASED IN NEW YORK CITY.

LAST TUESDAY, WHILE OFF DUTY, HE STOPPED AT THE MOBIL STATION ON THE HUTCHINSON RIVER PARKWAY, TO GAS UP HIS UNMARKED STATE POLICE CAR.

"I was standing there at the pump and the only thing I remember hearing was a speeding car; somebody that was entering into the gas station at a higher rate of speed than normal."

VIDEO FROM A SECURITY CAMERA AT THE STATION CAUGHT WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.

A 69 YEAR OLD MAN WHO WAS DRIVING INTO THE STATION, APPARENTLY BLACKED OUT, SLAMMING INTO THE GAS PUMP AND CARS STOPPED THERE, INCLUDING VESCIO'S.

"The next think I know, the pump was coming down on top of me."

EVEN THOUGH HE WAS BRUISED, THAT'S WHEN JOHN VESCIO'S TRAINING AND 20 YEARS WITH THE STATE POLICE KICKED IN.

HE PULLED THE DRIVER FROM THE CAR AS FLAMES BEGAN TO SPREAD, SAVING THE MAN'S LIFE.

BUT GETTING HIM OUT OF THE CAR WAS NOT EASY.

"You could see the way his legs were tucked under by the seat. His seatbelt was on. He was pretty much helpless."

standup - "As is the nature of police culture, Vescio is getting some good natured ribbing from his colleagues. But his boss makes it clear, what he did was very special."

"John was a civilian at the time. You see him in his Yankee jersey and shorts, and he becomes a victim and then he becomes a hero."

"Do you feel like a hero?"

"I just feel like me."

JOHN VESCIO HAS VISITED WITH THE UNIDENTIFIED MAN, WHOM HE SAVED.

VESCIO SAYS THE MAN AND HIS FAMILY ARE GRATEFUL FOR WHAT HE DID.

AND IT CLEARLY COULD HAVE ENDED A LOT WORSE. Return to index of stories...


SUV INTO STORE-TRXVOTOPS


AND CHECK THIS OUT.

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS A CLERK'S CLOSE CALL WITH AN S-U-V THAT CAME BARRELING INTO A TEXAS LIQUOR STORE.

THE VEHICLE SLAMMED INTO A WESTERN BEVERAGES TUESDAY IN COLLEGE STATION.

POLICE SAY THE WOMAN BEHIND THE WHEEL THEN FLED.

BUT OFFICERS WERE ABLE TO TRACK DOWN THE SUSPECT AND ARREST HER.

THE CLERK WALKED AWAY WITH ONLY MINOR INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


STRAIGHT AHEAD - BEATING THE ODDS FOR BONE FRACTURES.

HOW AGE. SEX. AND EXERCISE PLAY A ROLE.

THIS MOM'S GRADUATING COLLEGE, BUT LIFE'S ABOUT TO GET SO MUCH BETTER.

THE SURPRISE THAT MADE HER FALL TO THE FLOOR WITH JOY! Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) GRADUATION SURPRISE-VO


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CHICOS PRIVATE PLAN-VO-WIPE


A FORT MYERS BASED COMPANY MAY BE GOING PRIVATE.

THE FINANCIAL TIMES REPORTED CHICO'S IS IN THE EARLY STAGE OF NEGOTIATIONS.

THEY SAY IT'S UNCLEAR WHETHER THEY WOULD SELL THE ENTIRE COMPANY OR PARTNER WITH A PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM.

THE COMPANY HASN'T CONFIRMED THAT YET --

BUT FINANCIAL EXPERTS SAY IT'S A SMART MOVE. Return to index of stories...


CHICOS PRIVATE PLAN-SOTVO


They want to get rid of the regulations, they wan to get rid of the accounting rules. They don't want to be overseen by the security's and exchange commission and all of the other different departments of the government that regulate them."

FINANCIAL ADVISORS SAY MANY COMPANIES ARE MAKING THIS MOVE.

CHICOS ALSO OWNS WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET --

SOMA INTIMATES AND BOSTON PROPER BRANDS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


DOCTORS ARE TAKING A CLOSE LOOK AT HEALTH HABITS, TRYING TO IDENTIFY RISK FACTORS FOR HIP FRACTURES.

COMMONLY CAUSED BY TRIPS AND FALLS- THEY ARE A REAL HAZARD FOR OLDER AMERICANS.

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


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


MARY BOYES/STAYS FIT

RUNS:

:11 Oh I, I know I'm not a youngster anymore.

BUT MARY BOYES ACTS LIKE ONE. WITH A WORKOUT ROUTINE SURE TO FATIGUE SOMEONE HALF HER AGE.

MARY BOYES/STAYS FIT

RUNS:

:18 I do 3 miles 4 times a week on the elliptical with some resistance and stuff and then I do weight training and then I work with a trainer once a week.

EXPERTS ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO LOWER THE RISK OF HIP FRACTURES.

DR. DAVID EICHTEN/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

1:24 if you're younger, patients are going to recover, they're going to get back to the things they like to do. As we get older and you have a hip fracture a lot of the studies show that you decline.

OF THE 300,000 OLDER AMERICANS WHO BREAK A HIP EACH YEAR, 20-30% WILL DIE WITHIN 12 MONTHS.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

To some degree, the odds are stacked against women. Because of age and hormones. Especially after menopause.

DR. DAVID EICHTEN/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

:06 We see a lot of hip fractures and most of them or 70 to 80% are in women. And I think that has to do with being post-menopausal.

IT'S A BREAKING POINT FOR MANY OLDER WOMEN. OSTEOPOROSIS CREATING BRITTLE BONES.

DR. DAVID EICHTEN/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

:33 Osteoporosis can be treated now, there's very good medication and can prevent fractures from occurring.

AGE, SEX AND ACTIVITY LEVEL ARE BIG FACTORS- SO ARE WEIGHT, BALANCE, SMOKING AND DIABETES. SOME ARE BEYOND CONTROL-OTHERS CAN BE WORKED OUT.

DR. DAVID EICHTEN/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

3:12 It has to do with balance, strength. You know, are you on a exercising daily or walking daily? All that's going to help to prevent falls.

FITTING ADVICE MARY IS FOLLOWING.

MARY BOYES/STAYS FIT

RUNS:

:11 I'm not trying to prove anything, I just want to stay healthy.

FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


GEORGE BUSH TURNS 90-TRXVOTOPS


HAPPY BIRTHDAY,GEORGE H-W BUSH.

THE FIRST PRESIDENT BUSH TURNS 90 TODAY.

HE PLANS TO CELEBRATE IN MAINE TONIGHT WITH A DINNER FOR 200 FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

HERE'S SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT THE 41ST PRESIDENT:

HE'S THE SECOND U-S PRESIDENT TO BE THE FATHER OF A U-S PRESIDENT, AFTER JOHN ADAMS.

MISTER BUSH CELEBRATED HIS 75TH, 80TH AND 85TH BIRTHDAYS BY SKYDIVING. Return to index of stories...


THE BIRTH OF FORD NATION-VOTOPS


JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU'D HAD ENOUGH OF TORONTO'S ZANY MAYOR.

THERE'S AN OPEN CASTING CALL IN TORONTO MONDAY FOR THE LEAD PART IN "ROB FORD THE MUSICAL: THE BIRTH OF A FORD NATION."

THOSE AUDITIONING ARE ASKED TO PERFORM A ONE-MINUTE COMEDIC MONOLOGUE AND A SONG.

AND NO RESEMBLANCE TO FORD IS REQUIRED!

IT IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN TORONTO ON SEPTEMBER 16TH. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


THE TRUCKER CHARGED IN THE DEADLY CRASH SATURDAY THAT CRITICALLY INJURED ACTOR TRACY MORGAN AND KILLED ANOTHER.APPEARED IN COURT.

FOR THE LATEST ON THIS STORY AND MORE, HERE'S MARY MUELLER WITH TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


WALMART TRUCK DRIVER KEVIN ROPER PLEADED NOT GUILTY WEDNESDAY INSIDE A NEW JERSEY COURT ROOM.

HE'S ACCUSED OF CAUSING THE FATAL CRASH ON THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE THAT KILLED ONE MAN, AND CRITICALLY INJURED 4 PEOPLE INCLUDING TRACY MORGAN.

HE'S CHARGED WITH VEHICULAR HOMICIDE AND ASSAULT BY AUTO.

STARTLING VIDEO OBTAINED BY T-M-Z SHOWS.THE ACCIDENT UP CLOSE.

YOU CAN SEE THE LIMO VAN CARRYING MORGAN FLIPPED OVER FROM THE IMPACT.

Everybody's hurt.

AUTHORITIES SAY ROPER'S TRUCK PLOWED INTO IT WHEN HE DIDN'T OBSERVE TRAFFIC SLOWING DOWN INFRONT OF HIM.

ACCORDING TO A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT. ROPER HADN'T SLEPT FOR MORE THAN 24-HOURS.

ROPER IS NOW OUT ON $50,000 BAIL.

PAULA DEEN IS MAKING A COMEBACK.

THE CELEBRITY CHEF ANNOUNCED SHE'S GETTING HER OWN SUBSCRIPTION-BASED DIGITAL NETWORK.

Come out of there you little pig.

DEEN WILL DELIVER HER SOUTHERN RECIPES AND COOKING TIPS.

THE OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR " DUMB AND DUMBER TO" STARRING JIM CARREY AND JEFF DANIELS IS OUT.

CARREY AND DANIELS RETURN TO THEIR ROLES AS THE MORONIC DUO FROM 1994'S "DUMB AND DUMBER".

THE SEQUEL IS DUE OUT NOVEMBER 14TH.

FOR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M MARY MUELLER. Return to index of stories...


GRADUATION SURPRISE-NATSVO


A PENNSYLVANIA MOM GOT THE SURPRISE OF A LIFETIME AT HER GRADUATION CEREMONY.

HER SON. A MARINE -- DROVE UP FROM HIS BASE IN VIRGINIA TO PERSONALLY HAND HER THE DEGREE.

SHE'S A MOTHER OF THREE -- WHO WENT BACK TO SCHOOL TO FURTHER HER EDUCATION. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON NBC2 NEWS--

WE'LL GO LIVE BACK TO FORT MYERS BEACH--

WHERE TWO DOLPHINS STRANDED THEMSELVES ON SHORE THIS MORNING.

ONE IS DEAD AND ANOTHER IS STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE.

DEPUTIES ARREST TWO PEOPLE FOR A HOME INVASION LAST NIGHT.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW HOW AUTHORITIES WERE ABLE TO CATCH THEM SO QUICKLY.

AND WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE FRONT LINES OF THE VIOLENCE IN BRAZIL--

PEOPLE PROTESTING THE WORLD CUP STARTING TODAY.

THE NEWS AT NOON IS NEXT. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA)-VO WIPE


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NOON TZB)-SS TOPS


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NOON TZC) WORLD CUP-VO TOPS


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CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...