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HL1) ELECTION DAY-VOTOPS-TRX AIRBAG RECALL-TRX-OC
HL2) LEE SAFETY VOTE-VOTOPS-TRX AIRBAG RECALL-PKG
HL3) WEATHER-TRX WX CENTER TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP TZ1A) PROSTITUTION BUST-VOTOPS
ELECTION DAY-2 SHOT DBX TZ3B) COWORKERS PIPE DOWN-VOTOPS
ELECTION DAY-REMLIVE TS1) ELECTION DAY-TC MON VO
ELECTION DAY-SS TS2) WOMAN ATTACKED-TC MON VO
ELECTION DAY-SOT TS3) IRS EMAILS-TC MON VO
ELECTION DAY-VO NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
ELECTION DAY-REMLIVE MAJOR PROSTITUTION BUST-PLASMA VO
RAY NETHERWOOD BREAKOUT-VOTOPS MAJOR PROSTITUTION BUST-SOTVO-OC
RAY NETHERWOOD BREAKOUT-SOTVO INSTAGRAM NAKED PICTURES-OTS, VO
BAYSHORE FIRE ASSESSMENT-OTS-VO-BNR INSTAGRAM NAKED PICTURES-SOTVO
LEE SAFETY VOTE-PLASMA VO DOGS SICK ON CAUSEWAY-OTS-VO
SAFETY PLAN FACEBOOK COMMENTS-PLASMA-CG-PLASMA LEHIGH PITBULL NEGLECT CLAIMS-VO
WOMAN ATTACKED-TRX-OC-SS LEHIGH PITBULL NEGLECT CLAIMS-SOTVO
WOMAN ATTACKED-SOTVO WEEKS FISH CAMP-VOTOPS
SANIBEL CAUSEWAY STRIPING-TRX OTS 100 POUND SCROTUM-PLASMA INTRO
COLLIER NEW VA NURSING HOME-OC-VO 100 POUND SCROTUM-PKG
DEP COLLIER OIL DRILLING-OC-VO KFC HOAX-TRX OC VO
COLLIER CO PURPLE HEART-TRX OTS MEGA MONEY ENDING-OTS
IRS EMAILS-INTRO EARLY INDOOR TANNING-VOTOPS
IRS EMAILS-PKG SAMMY WATKINS ADIDAS-OC NATSVO
MANSION FIRE FOLO-TRX OC VO COWORKERS PIPE DOWN-OC VO
MIAMI SHOOTINGS-TRXVOTOPS TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
FL WOOD CHIPPER DEATH-TRX OC VO TZ4A) COP RESCUES WOMAN-SOTVO
CRIST POSTPONES CUBA TRIP-VO WEATHER TEASE-STC
BUSH CLINTON POLL-OC-(2SS) AARON HERNANDEZ DOWNWARD SPIRAL-ON CAM
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT AARON HERNANDEZ DOWNWARD SPIRAL-PKG
TZ1A) MOTOR CITY MASTERS-VOTOPS-TRX WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
TZ1B) SLIP AND SLIDE-VOTOPS WEATHER-WX WALL
WEATHER-STC COP RESCUES WOMAN ON TRACKS-ON CAM
BRETT MICHEALS CLEANUP-TRXVOTOPS COP RESCUES WOMAN ON TRACKS-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP COFFEE SHOP WITH NO EMPLOYEES-VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL COFFEE SHOP WITH NO EMPLOYEES-SOTVO
ROAD DANGERS-TRX VO TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
ROAD DANGERS-SOTVO TZ5A) WILD OWL-VO
I75 CRASH-TRX-CG FULLSCREEN CCPD NEW APP-VO
FM SHOOTING-SS VO CCPD NEW APP-SOTVO
MOTOR CITY MASTERS-VO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
MOTOR CITY MASTERS-SOTVO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
CAUSE OF ASIANA CRASH-VOTOPS AMERICAN IDOL JUDGE-VO
OVER FORTIFIED CEREAL-OC VO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
CARTWHEEL RECORD-WIPE, VOTOPS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
LAKE POWELL SLIP AND SLIDE-TRXVOTOPS BEER SALES AT STADIUMS-VO
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT WILD OWL IN HOUSE-TRXNATSVO
TZ2A) CHAR CO PROPERTY-VOWIPE NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM
TZ2B) AIRBAG RECALL-VOTOPS NOON TZA) GREAT WHITE ENCOUNTER-TBA
CHARLOTTE COUNTY BLIGHTED PROPERTY-OTS-VO NOON TZB) LEBRON OPTS OUT-TBA
CHARLOTTE COUNTY BLIGHTED PROPERTY-SOTVO CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


HL1) ELECTION DAY-VOTOPS-TRX


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW--

IT'S A BIG DAY HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AS VOTERS ARE CHOOSING TREY RADEL'S REPLACEMENT IN THE DISTRICT 19 CONGRESSIONAL RACE.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHICH POLLS ARE OPEN TO CAST YOUR BALLOT? Return to index of stories...


HL2) LEE SAFETY VOTE-VOTOPS-TRX


AND KEEPING YOUR CHILD SAFE IN THE CLASSROOM.

STRAIGHT AHEAD WHAT THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM IS DOING TO IMPROVE ITS FLAWED FIRE DRILL SYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WEATHER-TRX WX CENTER


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NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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ELECTION DAY-2 SHOT DBX


ITS ELECTION DAY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE ARE JUST HOURS AWAY FROM KNOWING WHO WILL FILL CONGRESSMAN TREY RADELS CONGRESSIONAL SEAT.

GOOD MORNING IM JOE ROETZ.

AND IM LISA SPOONER.

IF HAVEN'T GONE TO POLLS YET TODAY OR SENT IN YOUR BALLOT BY MAIL. THE CLOCK IS TICKING.

NBC 2'S SAM SWEENEY IS LIVE IN BONITA SPRINGS WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW SAM? Return to index of stories...


ELECTION DAY-REMLIVE


JOE LISA GOOD MORNING

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRICKLING INTO THE POLLS THROUGH OUT THE MORNING. MORE THAN 81,000 Return to index of stories...


ELECTION DAY-SS


THERE ARE THREE CANDIDATES TO CHOOSE FROM REPUBLICAN CURT CLAWSON, DEMOCRAT APRIL FREEMAN AND LIBERTARIAN RAT NETHERWOOD.

TAKE VO

APRIL FREEMAN ALREADY CAST HER VOTED THIS MORNING IN CAPE CORAL. RAY NETHERWOOD SENT HIS IN BY MAIL. I SPOKE WITH BOTH FREEMAN AND CLAWSON JUST SECONDS AFTER THEY VOTED. Return to index of stories...


ELECTION DAY-SOT


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ELECTION DAY-VO


VO CONTINUES

WHOEVER WINS WILL TONIGHT---WILL SERVE THE LAST SIX MONTHS OF RADEL'S TERM AND WILL HAVE TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION IN NOVEMBER TO KEEP THE JOB.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING WHERE YOU CAN VOTE.HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE.

POLLS STAY OPEN UNTIL 7PM Return to index of stories...


ELECTION DAY-REMLIVE


LIVE IN BONITA SPRINGS SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


RAY NETHERWOOD BREAKOUT-VOTOPS


AND WE CAUGHT UP WITH LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATE RAY NETHERWOOD.

HE VOTED LAST WEEK. BUT WAS CAMPAIGNING OUTSIDE A VOTING POLL IN NORTH NAPLES THIS MORNING.

NETHERWOOD IS A VETERAN AND SAYS IMPROVING OUR V-A HOSPITALS IS A PRIORITY.

THIS IS WHAT HE HAD TO SAY. Return to index of stories...


RAY NETHERWOOD BREAKOUT-SOTVO


he basically said he hope people vote for candidates and not for party, although that's a hard habit to break.

HE SAYS HE'LL BE TRAVELING ALL OVER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY. Return to index of stories...


BAYSHORE FIRE ASSESSMENT-OTS-VO-BNR


ALSO ON THE BALLOT TODAY FOR SOME VOTERS. THE BAYSHORE FIRE ASSESSMENT TAX.

THE DISTRICT SAYS EVERY HOMEOWNER WOULD BE BILLED ALMOST 600 DOLLARS TO HELP PAY FOR A TWO-*MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET SHORTFALL.

IF VOTERS REJECT THE TAX. THE DISTRICT SAYS 6 FIREFIGHTERS MAY LOSE THEIR JOBS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON POLLING PLACES -- GO TO NBC DASH-TWO DOT-COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


LEE SAFETY VOTE-PLASMA VO


STARTING AS EARLY AS TOMORROW-- THERE MAY BE SOME CHANGES IMPACTING YOUR CHILD'S SAFTEY AT SCHOOL.

AN NBC2 INVESTIGATION DISCOVERED 40 PERCENT OF SCHOOLS MISSED OR DID NOT REPORT REQUIRED FIRE DRILLS IN THE LAST TWO SCHOOL YEARS.

NOW, DISTRICT LEADERS SAY THEY HAVE A PLAN.

IT LOOKS LIKE THIS--

AN ENTIRELY NEW SAFETY DEPARTMENT MADE UP OF TEN PEOPLE.

NINE OF THE POSITIONS WILL BE MOVED FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS.

THE TENTH IS A NEW POSITION - A DIRECTOR TO BE PAID $118,000 DOLLARS A YEAR.

SUPERINTENDENT NANCY GRAHAM, SAYS THIS PLAN WILL HELP HOLD SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS MORE ACCOUNTABLE AND HAVE STRICTER CONSEQUENCES FOR THOSE WHO MISS DRILLS.

TONIGHT-- THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD HAS THEIR REGULAR MEETING.

LEADERS MUST FIRST VOTE ON THIS IS CHANGE--

ITS POSSIBLE THEY WILL DISCUSS THIS NEW DEPARTMENT AND IF APPROVED -- WE WILL SEE THE CHANGE AS EARLY AS TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


SAFETY PLAN FACEBOOK COMMENTS-PLASMA-CG-PLASMA


WE'RE GETTING A LOT OF COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ON OUR NBC-2 FACEBOOK PAGE.

BRIDGET WRITES "I CANNOT SEE JUSTIFYING A POSITION FOR $118-THOUSAND DOLLARS, TO FIX A PROBLEM WITH ACCOUNTABILITY OF THE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS.

IT IS APPARENT THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD IS PLANNING A RUSH ON THIS JOB POSITION."

JENNY WRITES: "WOW, THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!

PRINCIPALS AND SCHOOL SYSTEMS SHOULD BE FINED AND HELD ACCOUNTABLE!

THEY ALSO NEED TO DO STORM DRILLS AND 'CODE RED' DRILLS IN THE EVENT OF A SEVERE INCIDENT ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.

PARENTS AND P-T-O'S SHOULD KEEP ON TOP OF THIS."

BOB SAYS "SOMETHING HAS CHANGED IN THE FEW YEARS SINCE I WAS AN ADMINISTRATOR.

THEN WE HAD A SAFETY DEPARTMENT WITH SEVERAL VERY CAPABLE PEOPLE IN IT CHECKING THAT WE HAD UPDATED SCHOOL SAFETY PLANS EVERY YEAR.

WOE TO BE THE ADMINISTRATOR WHO DID NOT HAVE THIS DONE AND UP TO DATE."

AS ALWAYS WE APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN ATTACKED-TRX-OC-SS


NOW TO A DEVELOPING STORY HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS LOOKING FOR A MAN WHO ATTACKED A MOM WHILE SHE WAS JOGGING WITH HER CHILD!

THE WOMAN TOLD DEPUTIES SHE WAS JOGGING MONDAY AFTERNOON NEAR EAST NAPLES COMMUNITY PARK.

THAT'S WHEN SHE SAYS A MAN HIT HER ON HER HEAD AND SHOULDER WITH A BASEBALL BAT AND THEN STOLE HER CELL PHONE.

DESPITE THIS, PEOPLE AT THE PARK TELL NBC 2. THEY'RE NOT AFRAID AND THAT IT'S USUALLY A SAFE PLACE. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN ATTACKED-SOTVO


20:11:28-20:11:39

Chris Turner/ believes park is safe

"I've lived down here my whole life and this end of the road in our

neighborhood here really has hardly of that stuff happening. I know it

happens on Bayshore Drive. But this end of the road is pretty safe."

DEPUTIES SAY THE WOMAN DROVE HERSELF TO THE HOSPITAL.

HER CHILD WAS NOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CAUSEWAY STRIPING-TRX OTS


NOW TO AN NBC-2 TRAFFIC ALERT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IF YOU HAVE PLANS TO HEAD OVER TO SANIBEL TODAY.

CREWS WILL BE OUT TODAY STRIPPING THE CAUSEWAY.

SO EXPECT SOME DELAYS ON AND OFF THE ISLAND.

WORK STARTED AT 9 THIS MORNING AND IS EXPECTED TO LAST UNTIL FOUR THIS AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER NEW VA NURSING HOME-OC-VO


A BIG DEAL FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ---

BY AUGUST WE SHOULD KNOW IF THE STATE'S NEWEST VETERANS NURSING HOME WILL COME TO COLLIER COUNTY.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS IS LOOKING AT TWO SPOTS:

RIGHT NEXT TO THE ARTHREX FACILITY ON OIL WELL ROAD.

AND THE OTHER IS TWO MILES AWAY.

THE NURSING HOME WILL HAVE 120 BEDS AND CREATE UP TO 170 NEW JOBS.

IF COLLIER IS PICKED, 8 COUNTIES WILL BENEFIT.

COLLIER OFFICIALS TELL NBC2 THERE ARE ALMOST 110 THOUSAND VETERANS OLDER THAN 65 IN THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


DEP COLLIER OIL DRILLING-OC-VO


THIS WEEK. STATE LEADERS WILL START TESTING GROUNDWATER NEAR A CONTROVERSIAL OIL DRILLING SITE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE STATE SAYS IT CAUGHT DAN A. HUGHES OIL COMPANY ILLEGALLY DRILLING THERE.

THIS IS SOUTH OF LAKE TRAFFORD.

IN THE DAY AHEAD. NBC-2 WILL SPEAK WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ABOUT THIS SITE AND QUESTION THEM ABOUT PROPOSED DRILLING IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER CO PURPLE HEART-TRX OTS


ALL NEW AT 11:00

COLLIER COUNTY IS OFFICIALLY A PURPLE HEART COUNTY.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MADE THAT PROCLAMATION TODAY.

SO NOW AUGUST 7TH EVERY YEAR IS PURPLE HEART DAY IN COLLIER.

A PURPLE HEART IS GIVEN TO ANY MILITARY PERSONNEL INJURED IN COMBAT. Return to index of stories...


IRS EMAILS-INTRO


THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE HOLDS A SECOND DAY OF HEARINGS.

THIS MORNING, AS REPUBLICANS LOOK INTO THE LOSS OF THOUSANDS OF E-MAILS IN THE I-R-S TARGETING SCNADAL.

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


IRS EMAILS-PKG


THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE GRILLED I-R-S COMMISSIONER JOHN KOSKINEN ON MONDAY IN A HEARING WHICH LASTED MORE THAN THREE HOURS.

COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN DARRELL ISSA ACCUSED THE I-R-S OF NOT PRODUCING DOCUMENTS WHICH EMBARRASS THE AGENCY.

"I said I would provide all the e-mails; we are providing all the e-mails."

"I never said I would provide you e-mails we didn't have."

THE E-MAILS ARE FROM FORMER I-R-S ADMINISTRATOR LOIS LERNER, WHOSE DIVISION FORCED SOME TEA PARTY AND OTHER POLITICAL GROUPS TO GO THROUGH A MORE DIFFICULT PROCESS FOR TAX-EXEMPT STATUS. LERNER SAYS SHE DID NOTHING WRONG, BUT SHE HAS FRUSTRATED INVESTIGATORS BY REFUSING TO TESTIFY.

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS DEMANDED TO KNOW WHY THEY DIDN'T LEARN MONTHS AGO ABOUT THE LOSS OF THOSE E-MAILS.

"You don't remember who came up to you and said, 'Hey, boss. We lost Lois Lerner's e-mails.' You don't remember anything about that situation?"

"I remember being told in April."

".but you don't remember who told you?"

"I do not recall who told me, no."

DEMOCRATS ACCUSED REPUBLICANS OF CONDUCTING A WITCH HUNT. THE WHITE HOUSE ISSUED A SIMILAR STATEMENT.

"There is not a single shred of evidence to substantiate the Republican conspiracy theories that they continue to, mysteriously, talk about."

THE REPUBLICAN-LED COMMITTEE HAS SUBPOENAED A FORMER I-R-S ATTORNEY WHO NOW WORKS FOR THE WHITE HOUSE -- WHICH CONTENDS THAT JENNIFER O'CONNOR LEFT THE AGENCY BEFORE IT KNEW ABOUT THE LOSS OF LERNER'S E-MAILS AND HAS NO INFORMATION TO OFFER.

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


MANSION FIRE FOLO-TRX OC VO


NOW TO AN UPDATE ON A STORY WE'VE BEEN FOLLOWING.

AN AUTOPSY SHOWS THAT A MAN WAS INTOXICATED WHEN HE SHOT HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN AND SET THEIR HOUSE ON FIRE. BEFORE KILLING HIMSELF IN A $1.6 MILLION TAMPA HOME BELONGING TO RETIRED TENNIS PLAYER JAMES BLAKE.

OFFICIALS SAY DARRIN CAMPBELL HAD A BLOOD-ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 0.11 AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES BELIEVE 49-YEAR-OLD CAMPBELL SHOT HIS 51-YEAR-OLD WIFE KIMBERLY AND CHILDREN - 18-YEAR-OLD COLLIN AND 16-YEAR-OLD MEGAN - ON MAY 7.

AUTOPSY REPORTS SHOW HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN WERE EACH SHOT ONCE IN THE HEAD.

THERE WAS NO SOOT IN THEIR AIRWAYS. INDICATING THEY DIED BEFORE CAMPBELL SET FIRE TO THE HOME. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI SHOOTINGS-TRXVOTOPS


POLICE SAY TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND MULTIPLE PEOPLE ARE WOUNDED FOLLOWING A SHOOTING IN MIAMI'S LIBERTY CITY NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE SHOOTING HAPPENED THIS MORNING AND POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING.

OFFICIALS SAY A LARGE CROWD WAS AT THE SCENE WHEN RESCUE UNITS ARRIVED.

THERE WAS NO WORD ON A MOTIVE IN THE SHOOTING, THE CONDITIONS OF THE INJURED OR POSSIBLE ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


FL WOOD CHIPPER DEATH-TRX OC VO


NOW TO A DEVELOPING STORY OUT OF DAVIE FLORIDA IN BROWARD COUNTY.

POLICE SAY A LANDSCAPER IS DEAD AFTER BEING DRAGGED THROUGH A WOOD CHIPPER.

OFFICIALS SAY THE VICTIM AND TWO OTHER PEOPLE WERE CLEARING BRUSH MONDAY WITH THE INDUSTRIAL WOOD CHIPPER. WHEN THE APPARENT WORK ACCIDENT HAPPENED.

THERE WAS NO IMMEDIATE SUSPICION OF FOUL PLAY. BUT POLICE ARE STILL TRYING TO DETERMINE EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.

THE VICTIM'S NAME HASN'T BEEN RELEASED.

COUNSELORS ARE GOING TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO OFFICERS THAT WERE THERE TO HELP THEM DEAL WITH THE GRUESOME SCENE. Return to index of stories...


CRIST POSTPONES CUBA TRIP-VO


CHARLIE CRIST POSTPONES HIS VISIT TO CUBA.

THE FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR SAID EARLIER THIS YEAR THAT THE U-S SHOULD SCRAP THE 52-YEAR-OLD EMBARGO WITH THE COMMUNIST-RUN ISLAND.

HE ALSO SAID HE PLANNED ON VISITING CUBA ON A FACT-FINDING TRIP.

THE CRIST CAMPAIGN SAYS HE STILL PLANS TO VISIT AFTER THE ELECTION -- IF THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR FLORIDA BUSINESSES.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT CRITICIZED CRIST FOR PLANNING A VISIT --SAYING IT WOULD HELP THE CASTRO DICTATORSHIP. Return to index of stories...


BUSH CLINTON POLL-OC-(2SS)


ALL NEW AT 11. FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH AND FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON HAVE NOT MADE ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT 20-16.

BUT A NEW NBC NEWS-WALL STREET JOURNAL POLL SHOWS -- FAMILY TIES MAY HURT THEIR CHANCES.

48-PERCENT SAY BUSH IS TOO MUCH LIKE HIS FATHER AND BROTHER.

HOWEVER, *30-PERCENT THINK HE HAS THE "NEW IDEAS" THE COUNTRY NEEDS.

AS FOR CLINTON?

49-PERCENT BELIEVE SHE'D BE A RETURN TO THE PAST. WHILE 42-PERCENT SAY SHE HAS THE RIGHT VISION. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


THERE'S A REALITY SHOW FOR JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING.

NOW THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY IS PITTING CONTESTANTS WHO DESIGN CARS AGAINST EACH OTHER.

AND A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NATIVE IS GETTING HIS CHANCE TO SHINE.

PLUS--

HOW ABOUT A ROAD TRIP TO UTAH.

WE'LL HAVE MORE ON THE WORLD'S LARGEST SLIP 'N SLIDE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) MOTOR CITY MASTERS-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1B) SLIP AND SLIDE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


BRETT MICHEALS CLEANUP-TRXVOTOPS


FORMER POISON FRONTMAN BRET MICHAELS LEFT THE MIC AT HOME TO GET DIRTY IN PILGER, NEBRASKA.

A TORNADO TORE THROUGH THE SMALL VILLAGE LAST WEEK. KILLING TWO PEOPLE.

AFTER TOURING THE TOWN, MICHAELS AND HIS CREW FOCUSED ON THE HARDEST-HIT AREA BY LIFTING HEAVY EQUIPMENT AND CLEANING DEBRIS -- A TASK THESE HOME OWNERS COULDN'T DO ALONE. 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.

Another hot, humid and hazy afternoon is setting up across Southwest Florida. Much like Monday, areas west of I-75 should remain warm and dry. Communities far to the east of the interstate bear a better chance for some late afternoon showers or thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny conditions should dominate into the afternoon, with temperatures rising sharply through the day. Highs are anticipated to peak in the low to mid 90s for most of the region.

The few storms that do form today should stay deep inland near Lake Okeechobee and Alligator Alley.

Even though we'll see mainly dry weather today, there's still plenty of humidity packed into our atmosphere, which will make the air feel several degrees warmer.

Winds will be westerly today around 5-10 mph.

Rain chances will gradually make a comeback through the course of the week. Some isolated storms will develop Wednesday afternoon but mainly over interior sections of the peninsula.

TROPICAL UPDATE

The Atlantic basin still looks free of any tropical development, and we expect to see a quiet conclusion to the month of June in the Gulf, Caribbean, and Atlantic. Return to index of stories...


ROAD DANGERS-TRX VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW. WE ALL KNOW HOW DANGEROUS DRIVING ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY CAN BE.

THIS WEEKEND ALONE. 2 PEOPLE WERE KILLED.

AND IT SERVES AS A REMINDER OF THE FOLKS WHO WORK ALONG THE ALLEY THAT HELP KEEP US SAFE.

STAR-3-4-7

THEY'RE NUMBERS YOU WANT TO REMEMBER IF YOU EVER RUN INTO CAR PROBLEMS ON THE HIGHWAY.

DIALING IT WILL PUT YOU IN TOUCH WITH A ROAD RANGER.

THEY'RE OUT PATROLLING FLORIDA HIGHWAYS 24 HOURS A DAY. RESPONDING TO CALLS AND LOOKING FOR DRIVERS IN TROUBLE.

THEY CAN HELP YOU WITH MINOR REPAIRS, FLAT TIRES, EVEN FILL UP YOUR GAS TANK.

SUNDAY NIGHT. TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED AFTER THEY WENT TO GET HELP WHEN THEIR CAR RAN OUT OF GAS. Return to index of stories...


ROAD DANGERS-SOTVO


"They're not just sitting in an office waiting. They're looking out

here. they're hunting for disabled motorists and people needing

assistance."

THE PROGRAM IS FUNDED BY THE STATE. SO THERE'S NO FEE FOR USING IT. Return to index of stories...


I75 CRASH-TRX-CG FULLSCREEN


TROOPERS ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERSON INVOLVED IN A WRONG WAY CRASH ON INTERSTATE 75.

IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 11 LAST SUNDAY NIGHT NEAR MILE MARKER 103 IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THAT'S ON THE CURVE TO THE ALLEY.

THE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS THE PERSON IN A 2001 LEXUS HIT A VEHICLE AFTER DRIVING THE WRONG WAY IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANE-

THEN TOOK OFF RUNNING.

EVERYONE'S OK BUT THEY WANT TO FIND THAT DRIVER. Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING-SS VO


DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING THIS MORNING A SHOOTING IN A LEE COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD.

DEPUTIES TELL N-B-C 2. ONE PERSON WAS SHOT LAST NIGHT IN THE PINE MANOR NEIGHBORHOOD.

THIS IS NEW VIDEO FROM THE SCENE RIGHT AFTER THE SHOOTING OVERNIGHT.

DEPUTIES SAY ONE PERSON SUFFERED NON LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.

SO FAR NO ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


MOTOR CITY MASTERS-VO


AN EAST NAPLES MAN IS DEBUTING IN A NEW REALITY SHOW.

JORDAN TADYSAK OWNS WICKED CUSTOMS.

HE SPECIALIZES IN LIFTING OR LOWERING PICK UP TRUCKS.

BUT HIS RESUME JUST GOT LONGER.

HE'S IN A REALITY SHOW ON TRU TV.

IT'S CALLED MOTOR CITY MASTERS.

IT WAS TAPED IN HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA.

TADYSAK IS NOT ONE OF THE COMPETITORS ON THE SHOW FIGHTING FOR

100-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

INSTEAD, HE HELPS TAKE CUSTOMIZED DESIGNS AND TURNS THEM INTO REALITY FOR THE COMPETITOR. Return to index of stories...


MOTOR CITY MASTERS-SOTVO


"We never failed on a car. Everything was perfect. I can't complain.

It was awesome. It's definitely an awesome experience. Good memories

too. I made a lot of good friends and connections out there. You

could've never done that right here in my shop."

MOTOR CITY MASTERS AIRS TONIGHT AT 10 ON TRU TV. Return to index of stories...


CAUSE OF ASIANA CRASH-VOTOPS


LOOKING AHEAD. THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD WILL TELL THE WORLD TODAY WHAT IT FOUND WHILE INVESTIGATING LAST SUMMER'S ASIANA AIRLINES FLIGHT 214 CRASH AT SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

THE NTSB IS SCHEDULED TO RELEASE THE OFFICIAL CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT SOME TIME THIS MORNING.

THERE WERE NO APPARENT MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE AIRLINER. SO THE REPORT IS EXPECTED TO FOCUS ON POTENTIAL PROBLEMS WITH THE AUTOMATED SYSTEMS OF THE PLANE AND POSSIBLE PILOT ERROR.

THE JULY 6, 2013 CRASH KILLED THREE PEOPLE AND INJURED MORE THAN 200. Return to index of stories...


OVER FORTIFIED CEREAL-OC VO


YOUNG CHILDREN WHO DIG INTO A BOWL OF FORTIFIED BREAKFAST CEREAL MAY ACTUALLY BE GETTING *TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING.

A NEW REPORT SAYS THAT "MILLIONS OF CHILDREN ARE INGESTING POTENTIALLY UNHEALTHY AMOUNTS" OF VITAMIN A. ZINC. AND NIACIN.

AND FORTIFIED BREAKFAST CEREALS ARE THE LEADING SOURCE OF THE EXCESSIVE INTAKE. BECAUSE ALL THREE NUTRIENTS ARE ADDED IN AMOUNTS CALCULATED FOR ADULTS.

IN ORDER TO MAKE THEIR PRODUCTS APPEAR MORE NUTRICIOUS. FOOD MANUFACTURERS ARE USING OUTDATED NUTRITIONAL LABELING RULES AND MISLEADING MARKETING. AND THAT'S FUELING THE POTENTIAL RISK. Return to index of stories...


CARTWHEEL RECORD-WIPE, VOTOPS


CHECK THIS OUT.

HUNDREDS OF GYMNASTS GATHERED ON A BRIDGE IN PITTSBURGH TO ATTEMPT TO BREAK A WORLD RECORD.

THE MOST CARTWHEELS DONE AT THE SAME TIME.

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL-WINNING GYMNAST GABBY DOUGLAS LED MORE THAN 700 GYMNASTS IN A SYNCHRONIZED CARTWHEEL ATTEMPT.

THE WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT IS ONE OF MORE THAN 700 EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN MORE THAN 160 COUNTRIES BETWEEN JUNE 14TH AND 30TH TO CELEBRATE OLYMPIC DAY. Return to index of stories...


LAKE POWELL SLIP AND SLIDE-TRXVOTOPS


THIS LOOKS FUN!

AND THESE GUYS AND GIRLS ARE HAVING THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES.

A SLIP N' SLIDE, TAKEN TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL IN SOUTHERN UTAH.

THE JUMPERS WENT SLIDING DOWN A TARP. WITH THE HELP OF SOME ECO-FRIENDLY SOAP AND WATER. AND THEN FINISHED THEIR RIDE BY PLUMMETING 50 FEET DOWN INTO THE WATER AT LAKE POWELL!

HERE'S A WARNING FOR YOU, THOUGH. THE STUNTS PERFORMED IN THIS VIDEO WERE DONE BY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS. SO DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME! Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


AND THEY'RE CALLING IT A BIG EYESORE!

WHY IT TOOK YEARS --

FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY NEIGHBORS TO GET SOMEONE TO HELP CLEAN UP THIS MESS NEXT-DOOR!

PLUS. MILLIONS OF CARS MAKING YOUR FAMILY UNSAFE.

WE EXPOSE THE MASSIVE NEW RECALL. AND WE'RE ASKING A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MECHANIC WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU'RE IMPACTED. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) CHAR CO PROPERTY-VOWIPE


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TZ2B) AIRBAG RECALL-VOTOPS


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CHARLOTTE COUNTY BLIGHTED PROPERTY-OTS-VO


CHARLOTTE COUNTY IS TAKING ACTION TO FIX WHAT MIGHT BE THE UGLIEST FRONT YARD IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

SHAWN RICHARD LIVES AT THIS HOUSE OFF OF CHAVES CIRCLE IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

FOR YEARS NEIGHBORS HAVE COMPLAINED TO CODE ENFORCEMENT ABOUT THE PROPERTY. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE COUNTY BLIGHTED PROPERTY-SOTVO


"got a six foot fence all the way down to the lake just so i don't have to look at it. And I never go down that way I always go down that way, so I don't have to look."

COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT SAYS THEY'VE RECEIVED THREE OR FOUR COMPLAINTS IN THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEK.

NOW THEY'RE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

CODE ENFORCEMENT TELLS NBC2 THEY'LL REMOVE ANY ITEMS IN JUNK LIKE CONDITION FROM RICHARD'S PROPERTY THIS FRIDAY AND BILL HIM FOR THE CLEANUP. Return to index of stories...


AIRBAG RECALL-TRX-OC


NOW TO AN NBC2 CONSUMER ALERT - AND ANOTHER MAJOR SAFETY RECALL --

THIS TIME FOCUSED ON AIRBAGS -- AND CARS IN HOT, HUMID CLIMATES, LIKE FLORIDA.

NBC 2'S CHLOE MORRONI HAS THE DETAILS ON THIS RECENT ALERT. Return to index of stories...


AIRBAG RECALL-PKG


THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO KEEP YOU SAFE IN A CRASH.BUT THEY COULD END UP HURTING YOU INSTEAD.

00:13-:19 KRISTINA GREY - DRIVER

"it's a little scary to think it could possibly hurt my dog or myself."

1:29 -:32 GILDA ZUNIDA - DRIVER

"this is a major one, cause it's hazardous to our health."

LOCAL AUTOMOTIVE EXPERT TERRY WYNTER AGREES, HE SAYS THIS AIRBAG RECALL IS A BIG DEAL.

6:26 -:33

"the problem is where the takata airbag was made in a particular country, went into these cars, that's where the issue is coming from."

MAJOR AUTOMAKERS ARE NOW RECALLING MORE THAN A MILLION VEHICLES NATIONWIDE. AFTER SIX INCIDENTS OF RUPTURED AIR BAGS AND THREE INJURIES IN HIGH HUMIDITY FLORIDA AND PUERTO RICO.

5:45 TERRY WYNTER

"the reason it's happening so much in florida is the moisture we have down here the condensation and moisture has caused inflators to be corrosive."

SO THE AIR BAG MIGHT NOT WORK IN A CRASH AND SHARDS OF METAL COULD FLY OUT AND HURT YOU.

THE AIRBAG WAS USED IN CERTAIN MAKES OF OLDER MODEL VEHICLES BUT BECAUSE OF BAD RECORD KEEPING BY THE MANUFACTURER, IT'S HARD TO IDENTIFY THE EXACT ONES, SO WYNTER SAYS THE CAR COMPANIES AREN'T TAKING ANY CHANCES.

6:42

"they're eering on the side of safety which is the best thing to do.

AND ONE DRIVER WE TALKED TO SAYS IT'S BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY

2:40 -:46 CHRIS SIVESTRI-DRIVER

"I believe it's somewhat being over cautious, but because of the gm recall they're being over cautious for a reason and a good reason." Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS


A MAJOR PROSTITUTION BUST WITH TIES HERE IN FLORIDA.

MANY CHILDREN RESCUED, AND PIMPS ARRESTED.

THE NATIONWIDE CRACKDOWN --

TO SAVE LITTLE GIRLS FROM SEX TRAFFICKING!

PLUS--

WE ALL KNOW KNOW HOW CHATTY COLLEAGUES CAN MAKE GETTING WORK DONE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT.

BUT TELLING YOUR CO-WORKERS TO PUT A CORK IN IT CAN BE AWKWARD.

WE'LL EXPLAIN. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) PROSTITUTION BUST-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) COWORKERS PIPE DOWN-VOTOPS


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TS1) ELECTION DAY-TC MON VO


GOOD MORNING IM JOE ROETZ.

LETS TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR TOP STORIES THIS MORNING.

ITS ELECTION DAY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TODAY WE'LL FIND OUT WHO WILL FILL CONGRESSMAN TREY RADELS CONGRESSIONAL SEAT.

THERE ARE THREE CANDIDATES TO CHOOSE FROM REPUBLICAN CURT CLAWSON, DEMOCRAT APRIL FREEMAN AND LIBERTARIAN RAT NETHERWOOD.

WHOEVER WINS WILL TONIGHT---WILL SERVE THE LAST SIX MONTHS OF RADEL'S TERM AND WILL HAVE TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION IN NOVEMBER TO KEEP THE JOB.

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TS2) WOMAN ATTACKED-TC MON VO


COLLIER COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE SEARCHING FOR SOMEONE THEY SAY HIT A WOMAN WITH A BASEBALL BAT WHILE SHE WAS JOGGING IN EAST NAPLES.

A WOMAN TOLD DEPUTIES SHE WAS JOGGING IN A PARK WITH HER TODDLER ON MONDAY WHEN A MAN JUMPED OUT OF THE BUSHES AND HIT HER WITH A SMALL BASEBALL BAT.

DEPUTIES SAY THE WOMAN DROVE HERSELF TO THE HOSPITAL.

HER CHILD WAS NOT HURT.

THE VICTIM'S CELL PHONE IS ALSO MISSING. Return to index of stories...


TS3) IRS EMAILS-TC MON VO


THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE COMMISSIONER WAS GRILLED BY A HOUSE COMMITTEE PANEL MONDAY. AND IT WILL CONTINUE TODAY.

LAWMAKERS DEMANDED ANSWERS WHY SEVERAL YEARS OF FORMER AGENCY EXECUTIVE'S EMAILS ARE GONE FOREVER AND CAN NOT BE RETRIEVED.

COMMISSIONER JOHN KOSKINEN. TESTIFIED BEFORE THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM COMMITTEE LAST NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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MAJOR PROSTITUTION BUST-PLASMA VO


NOW TO A NATIONWIDE CRACKDOWN ON SEX TRAFFICKING. THE F-B-I MOVED IN AND RESCUED NEARLY 200-CHILDREN.

MOST OF THEM ARE GIRLS LURED FROM THEIR HOMES.

THEY CALL THIS 'THE TRACK'. OAKLAND'S RED LIGHT DISTRICT.

IT'S JUST ONE SPOT WHERE PROSTITUTES GO TO MAKE THEIR MONEY.

MANY OF THEM ARE JUST GIRLS.

BUT IN A CROSS COUNTRY OPERATION. THE F-B-I ANNOUNCED THEY PUT 281 ACCUSED PIMPS BEHIND BARS.

THEY RESCUED 168 CHILD PROSTITUTES IN MORE THAN 100 CITIES. FROM TAMPA TO LOS ANGELES. Return to index of stories...


MAJOR PROSTITUTION BUST-SOTVO-OC


"These are our kids. on our street corners, our truck stops,

our motels our casinos. these are americas children"

THE UNDERAGE GIRLS GO TO JUVENILE HALL.

POLICE SAY THEY WILL GET HELP THERE AND MOST IMPORTANTLY. GET AWAY FROM THEIR PIMPS.

AND HERE'S THE SCARIER PART. A LOT OF THESE GIRLS WERE NOT EVEN REPORTED MISSING.

NO ONE CARED ENOUGH TO DO SO.

POLICE SAY IF IT WEREN'T FOR THESE OPERATIONS. THEY MAY *NEVER HAVE BEEN FOUND. Return to index of stories...


INSTAGRAM NAKED PICTURES-OTS, VO


CHARLOTTE COUNTY DETECTIVES ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT WHO POSTED PICTURES OF NAKED GIRLS ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA SITE, INSTAGRAM.

A GROUP OF TEENAGERS FROM NORTH PORT HIGH SCHOOL TOLD POLICE THEY SAW NAKED PICTURES OF UNDERAGE GIRLS.

BUT WHEN DETECTIVES LOOKED INTO THE COMPLAINT, INSTAGRAM ALREADY SHUT DOWN THE ACCOUNT. Return to index of stories...


INSTAGRAM NAKED PICTURES-SOTVO


"I certainly wouldn't want my daughters photo being posted on instagram while being nude or anything like that. I think that's wrong and we're gonna find out what happened. And if there's criminal charges we're gonna prosecute them."

THE PERSON WHO'S RESPONSIBLE COULD FACE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THIS CASE SHOULD CONTACT NORTH PORT POLICE. Return to index of stories...


DOGS SICK ON CAUSEWAY-OTS-VO


NBC2 UNCOVERING NEW REPORTS OF DOGS GETTING SICK AFTER WALKING ON THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY BEACHES.

A PET OWNER REACHED OUT TO US SAYING ONE OF HIS DOGS GOT SICK LAST WEEK.

AND THIS IS IN *ADDITION TO THE TWO WE TOLD YOU ABOUT LAST WEEK.

AND VETS ARE STUMPED AFTER THE LATEST TOXICOLOGY REPORTS CAME BACK CLEAN.

THE DOG HAD THE SAME SYMPTOMS AS THE TWO OTHER COMPLAINTS LAST WEEK.

THIS PITBULL STARTED THROWING UP AND HAVING SEIZURES A FEW HOURS AFTER LEAVING THE BEACH.

THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO ANOTHER DOG.

WE'LL BE SURE TO STAY ON THIS STORY TO LET YOU KNOW THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH PITBULL NEGLECT CLAIMS-VO


A LEHIGH ACRES MAN SAYS HE'S GETTING HARRASSED FOR KEEPING HIS DOG OUTSIDE.

IT ALL STARTED ONLINE- WITH A CONCERNED FACEBOOK POST.

SOMEONE SAID THE DOG WAS LEFT OUT FOR HOURS BAKING IN THE HOT SUN.

THEN A CRAIGSLIST AD POPPED UP--SAYING THE PITBULL PUPPY WAS DEAD.

LEE COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL HAS BEEN OUT TO THE HOME SEVERAL TIMES TO CHECK ON THE DOG. BUT THE OWNER HAS NEVER BEEN CITED FOR ANIMAL NEGLECT OR ABUSE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH PITBULL NEGLECT CLAIMS-SOTVO


:07:57 i dont feel like im doing anything wrong but they showing

up.i can't i can't, i feel like i can't win. so id just rather give

the dog away, avoid all these problems.

:05

GILBERT ROSALEZ SAID HE IS INDEED PLANNING TO GIVE THE DOG AWAY. Return to index of stories...


WEEKS FISH CAMP-VOTOPS


NBC-2 HAS NEW DETAILS ABOUT PLANS TO REVITALIZE A HISTORIC LEE COUNTY MARINA.

SUGAR MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT IS PLANNING TO INVEST TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO THE OLD WEEKS FISH CAMP MARINA.

BACK IN THE 1940'S - IT WAS A HOT SPOT FOR FISHERS AND BOATERS.

BUT NOW - THE DEVELOPER WANTS TO ADD DOZENS OF NEW BOAT SLIPS.STORAGE AREAS FOR BOATS.AND EVEN A 20-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT RESTAURANT.

THE CITY OF BONITA SPRINGS WILL HOLD TWO MEETINGS NEXT MONTH TO ALLOW RESIDENTS TO WEIGH-IN.

PHASE ONE OF THE PROJECT WILL COST ABOUT $30 MILLION AND SHOULD WRAP NEXT SPRING. Return to index of stories...


100 POUND SCROTUM-PLASMA INTRO


A MICHIGAN MAN IS HOPING TO GET AN EMBARRASSING AND DANGEROUS CONDITION TAKEN CARE OF, WITH HELP FROM THE PUBLIC.

THE BATTLE CREEK MAN HAS A NEARLY 100 POUND, ENLARGED SCROTUM, THAT HE WANTS REMOVED.

SARAH SELL HAS MORE ON HIS EFFORT TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE SURGERY. Return to index of stories...


100 POUND SCROTUM-PKG


When I go out, people do look. They try to be polite, you can see when somethings not right."

FOR 39-YEAR OLD DAN MAURER, DOING A TV INTERVIEW ABOUT HIS CONDITION, ISN'T EASY.

BUT, HE'S DOING IT, FOR A GOOD CAUSE.

"Probably my wife, I don't want to lose her."

DAN HAS BEEN WITH MINDY FOR 20 YEARS. NOT LONG INTO THEIR MARRIAGE, HE NOTICED CHANGES.

"In my late 20's, I noticed it was little larger in that area."

DAN'S SCROTUM WAS GETTING BIGGER. HIS DOCTOR TOLD HIM TO LOSE WEIGHT.

"So, I was doing 2 miles a day in the pool, and so I lost 50 pounds like that."

DAN WAS GETTING SMALLER, BUT HIS GROWTH WAS "STILL" GETTING BIGGER.

"Probably a cantaloupe, maybe ya know."

DAN WAS GIVEN A REFERRAL TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH SYSTEM. AGAIN, HE WAS TOLD TO LOSE WEIGHT.

"As far as they were concerned, I needed to have lap-band surgery to lose weight."

"It was frustrating for the both of us."

MINDY SAYS THEY BECAME DISENCHANTED WITH THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY.

"He was like, if they're the top people in this area, if they don't know what it is, nobody does."

MORE TIME PASSED, AND DAN TRIED TO LOSE MORE WEIGHT.

WHEN HE GOT SICK, HE WENT BACK TO THE DOCTOR.

"They admitted me like that. They were like there's something seriously wrong."

DAN HAD A BROKEN CYST INSIDE THE SCROTUM. HE SPENT THE NEXT TWO YEARS GOING TO A WOUND CENTER. THE SIZE, DIDN'T CHANGE.

IT WASN'T UNTIL DAN SAW A SHOW ON TLC, THAT HE KNEW THERE WAS HOPE.

"It's tough to deal with it. This is essentially a living breathing freak show."

THE SHOW IS CALLED "THE MAN WITH THE 132 POUND SCROTUM."

"That's when I found out, that's what I have."

THE CONDITION IS CALLED "SCROTAL LYMPHEDEMA" - A RARE CONDITION CAUSED BY BLOCKAGES IN THE LYMPHATIC VESSELS.

DAN'S ONLY HOPE IS A DOCTOR IN CALIFORNIA WHO WILL PERFORM SURGERY TO REMOVE THE GROWTH.

"I think he's taken a whole different approach to it."

THE SURGERY IS DANGEROUS AND EXPENSIVE. DAN IS HOPING TO RAISE MONEY TO HELP PAY FOR THE PROCEDURE. HE KNOWS IT WILL NOT ONLY IMPROVE HIS HEALTH, BUT BRING HIM CLOSER TO HIS WIFE.

"I haven't had marital relations with my husband in 7 years."

"You know when you say those vows, you either mean them, or you don't. I meant em."

"She's amazing. I don't see myself as being worth it, but she is to me. That's why I'm going through this." Return to index of stories...


KFC HOAX-TRX OC VO


THE STORY GRABBED NATIONAL ATTENTION, BUT NOW, IT APPEARS IT WAS ALL MADE-UP.

IT STARTED WHEN THE FAMILY OF THIS LITTLE 3-YEAR-OLD GIRL ACCUSED A KFC RESTAURANT EMPLOYEE OF ASKING THE GIRL TO LEAVE A JACKSON MISSISSIPPI KFC BECAUSE HER INJURIES WERE TOO GRUESOME FOR OTHER CUSTOMERS.

BUT NOW KFC, REPORTEDLY SAYS THE WHOLE STORY WAS A HOAX AND AN ATTEMPT BY THE GIRL'S FAMILY TO BILK THE PUBLIC AND PROFESSIONALS FOR MORE THAN 135-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

RESTAURANT OFFICIALS SAY THEY HIRED INVESTIGATORS TO LOOK INTO THE ALLEGATION AND FOUND THAT THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE GIRL WAS EVER AT THE RESTAURANT.

AN ATTORNEY FOR THE FAMILY SAYS UNTIL HE RECEIVES WORD FROM THE INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED BY KFC THAT HE COULD NOT COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


MEGA MONEY ENDING-OTS


THE FLORIDA LOTTERY IS GETTING RID OF ITS MEGA MONEY GAME AND REPLACING IT WITH A SIMILAR ONLINE TERMINAL GAME CALLED LUCKY MONEY.

LOTTERY OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED THAT MEGA MONEY IS ENDING ON JULY 1.

THE GAME WAS FIRST INTRODUCED BACK IN 1998.

TICKETS FOR LUCKY MONEY WILL GO ON SALE THE FOLLOWING DAY. Return to index of stories...


EARLY INDOOR TANNING-VOTOPS


A STUDY THAT WILL MAKE YOU THINK TWICE BEFORE LETTING YOUR TEEN HIT THE TANNING BED!

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THE EARLIER YOU TAN. THE MORE LIKELY YOU ARE TO DEVELOP A CERTAIN TYPE OF SKIN CANCER.

RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT PEOPLE AGES 25 TO 50 WHO HAD BASAL CELL CARCINOMA.

THEY FOUND THESE PEOPLE REPORTED USED A TANNING BED MORE WHEN THEY WERE YOUNGER. THAN PEOPLE WITHOUT THIS CANCER.

SCIENTISTS SAY THIS IS PROOF STRICTER LAWS ARE NEEDED TO KEEP TEENS FROM TANNING INDOORS. Return to index of stories...


SAMMY WATKINS ADIDAS-OC NATSVO


ALL NEW AT 11:00

SOUTH FORT MYERS OWN SAMMY WATKINS IS FEATURED IN A NEW ADIDAS AD.

CHECK IT OUT!

sammy watkins adidas ad

THE SOUTH FORT MYERS GRADUATE--- SIGNED A 4 YEAR DEAL WITH THE BUFFALO BILLS--- FOR A LOT OF DOLLAR BILLS-- 19 POINT 9 MILLION TO BE EXACT---- SAMMY WAS THE 4TH OVERALL PICK IN THIS YEAR'S NFL DRAFT. Return to index of stories...


COWORKERS PIPE DOWN-OC VO


APPARENTLY THIS IS A MAJOR PROBLEM FOR MANY PEOPLE AND IT IS A FINE LINE TO WALK BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT TO BE A GROUCH, BUT YOU ALSO WANT TO DO A GOOD JOB AT WORK.

RECENT STUDIES SHOW THE LACK OF PRIVACY IN AN OPEN ENVIRONMENT IS LINKED TO MENTAL WORKLOAD, POOR PERFORMANCE, STRESS, AND FATIGUE.

SO, WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOUR OFFICE HAS AN OPEN LAYOUT AND THERE ARE DAYS WHEN THE INCREASED NOISE LEVEL KEEPS YOU FROM GETTING YOUR WORK DONE?

EXPERTS SAY THE EASIEST SOLUTION IS TO POLITELY SPEAK UP AND MAKE IT CLEAR WHEN YOU WALK IN THE DOOR THAT YOU HAVE SOMETHING YOU NEED TO ACCOMPLISH.

YOU CAN ALSO PUT A "DO NOT DISTURB" MESSAGE ON YOUR EMAIL AND INSTANT MESSAGE PROGRAMS TO GET THE WORD OUT THAT YOU'RE BUSY OR ON DEADLINE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


COMING UP A POLICE OFFICER RISKS HIS LIFE TRYING TO SAVE A WOMAN.

"He stepped up to the plate and he showed what he's made of."

VIDEO YOU HAVE TO SEE.

AN OFFICER PULLS A WOMAN FROM A RAILROAD TRACK SECONDS BEFORE TRAIN ARRIVES. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) COP RESCUES WOMAN-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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AARON HERNANDEZ DOWNWARD SPIRAL-ON CAM


EX N-F-L PLAYER AARON HERNANDEZ -- WHO'S ACCUSED IN THREE MURDERS -- IS DUE BACK IN COURT TODAY.

THIS TIME IN RELATION TO THE 20-12 MURDER OF TWO MEN OUTSIDE A BOSTON NIGHTCLUB.

OVER THE WEEKEND, THE FORMER NEW ENGLAND PATRIOT WAS TAKEN FROM HIS JAIL CELL TO THE HOSPITAL FOR UNDISCLOSED REASONS.

SUSAN CANDIOTTI EXPLORES HIS LIFE BEHIND BARS. Return to index of stories...


AARON HERNANDEZ DOWNWARD SPIRAL-PKG


THE FALLEN FOOTBALL STAR SPENDS HIS DAYS ALONE IN A 7 BY 10 FOOT CELL.

TRYING TO KEEP HIM INLINE IS SHERIFF THOMAS HODGSON.

HODGSON: I've talked to him at length. There's a warmth within this person.

CANDIOTTI: What went wrong?

HODGSON: Learned behaviors and the environment people grow up in have an incredible influence on who we become."

SHERIFF THOMAS HODGSON BELIEVES IN MODIFYING BEHAVIOR BEHIND BARS.

HE SAYS INMATE NUMBER 1-7-4-9-5-4 IS READING THE BIBLEaÿ AND ANOTHER BOOK HE SUGGESTED:

"I got him reading 'Tuesdays With Morrie.'"

IT EXAMINES HOW TO CREATE A CENTERED, MEANINGFUL LIFE.

"He was clearly moved by the book. He called his mother and told her she needed to read it."

THE SHERIFF TELLS HERNANDEZ TO FIND HIS CENTER BY TURNING TO HIS CHILDHOOD ANCHOR- HIS LATE DAD.

"You'll never be able to get back to that place that felt comfortable and safe in. And that's only gonna happen if you go back and talk to your father

. Go back to your cell and talk with your father."

CANDIOTTI: What did he think about that advice?

HODGSON: When I'd see him every so often, 'Hey you do what I asked ya?' 'No, but I'm getting' there.' I think at this point he's got a picture-- that he didn't have before. his dad's picture.

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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.

Another hot, humid and hazy afternoon is setting up across Southwest Florida. Much like Monday, areas west of I-75 should remain warm and dry. Communities far to the east of the interstate bear a better chance for some late afternoon showers or thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny conditions should dominate into the afternoon, with temperatures rising sharply through the day. Highs are anticipated to peak in the low to mid 90s for most of the region.

The few storms that do form today should stay deep inland near Lake Okeechobee and Alligator Alley.

Even though we'll see mainly dry weather today, there's still plenty of humidity packed into our atmosphere, which will make the air feel several degrees warmer.

Winds will be westerly today around 5-10 mph.

Rain chances will gradually make a comeback through the course of the week. Some isolated storms will develop Wednesday afternoon but mainly over interior sections of the peninsula.

TROPICAL UPDATE

The Atlantic basin still looks free of any tropical development, and we expect to see a quiet conclusion to the month of June in the Gulf, Caribbean, and Atlantic. Return to index of stories...


COP RESCUES WOMAN ON TRACKS-ON CAM


NEW DASHCAM VIDEO SHOWS A TEXAS POLICE OFFICER RESPONDING TO A REPORT OF A WOMAN LYING ON RAILROAD TRACKS --

WITH A TRAIN SPEEDING TOWARD HER.

ANDY CEROTA SHOWS US WHAT HAPPENED NEXT. Return to index of stories...


COP RESCUES WOMAN ON TRACKS-PKG


POLICE OFFICERS FIND THEMSELVES IN PRECARIOUS SITUATIONS ALL THE TIME.

THE DIFFERENCE HERE IS -- EVERY HAIR-RAISING SECOND WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

"He stepped up to the plate and he showed what he's made of."

EARLY SUNDAY MORNING, A CITIZEN FLAGGED DOWN RICHMOND POLICE OFFICER RAMON MORALES AND TOLD HIM A WOMAN WAS SITTING ON THE TRAIN TRACKS.

HE FLIPPED ON THE OVERHEAD LIGHTS IN HIS PATROL CAR, WHICH AUTOMATICALLY TURNED ON THE DASH CAMERA.

HE ARRIVED JUST AS THE CROSSING ARMS AT THE INTERSECTION WERE GOING DOWN.

IGNORING THE ONCOMING TRAIN, HE CAN BE SEEN ON CAMERA SPRINGING INTO ACTION; HE GRABS THE WOMAN UNDER THE ARMS AND DRAGS HER OFF THE TRACK, SECONDS BEFORE THE TRAIN COMES RUSHING BY.

OFFICER MORALES HOLDS THE WOMAN WITH ONE HAND AND USES HIS RADIO WITH THE OTHER.

"He got there just in time. Saved this woman's life without regard for his own."

"As the video goes on, she asked him if he's the one that pulled her off the tracks and he said, yes I am. And of course she said, why did you do that?"

He was a little shaken up over the circumstances. I think even more so after he saw the video realizing how close it was. He's a hero. In our eyes, he's a hero and he went way above and beyond the call of duty to save someone else's life." Return to index of stories...


COFFEE SHOP WITH NO EMPLOYEES-VO


A NORTH DAKOTA COFFEE SHOP IS SAVING MONEY ON EMPLOYEE COSTS -- BY NOT HAVING ANY!

THE VAULT IS LIKE ANY OTHER COFFEE SHOP IN THAT IT HAS COFFEE, TEA, AND PASTRIES.

THE ONE THING IT'S MISSING: STAFF.

WHEN THE OWNERS OPENED THE SHOP IN OCTOBER, THEY DECIDED IT WAS FITTING TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO SERVE THEMSELVES AND PAY ON THE HONOR SYSTEM.

THEY HAVEN'T BROKE EVEN YET, BUT IT'S NOT BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE STEALING. Return to index of stories...


COFFEE SHOP WITH NO EMPLOYEES-SOTVO


"The thing that's amazing is that people have been extremely honest. When I add up how much has been taken and how much is in the till at the end of the day, people are 15% more generous than thieving."

AND THERE'S PLENTY ELSE TO DRAW PEOPLE IN: TWO PIANOS, ARTWORK FOR SALE, AND A WHOLE LOT OF BOOKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


AN EYE-OPENING NEW REPORT.

MANY CHILDREN ARE NOT THE SWIMMERS THEIR PARENTS THINK- COULD YOUR LITTLE ONE PASS A SKILLS TEST?

WE'LL RUN THEM DOWN IN HEALTH MATTERS.

AND WHEN A WILD OWL IS TRAPPED IN YOUR HOUSE, "WHO" YA GONNA CALL?

SEE THE HILARIOUS RESULT, NEXT! Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) WILD OWL-VO


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CCPD NEW APP-VO


CAPE CORAL POLICE UNVEILED A NEW WAY TO ACCESS THE LOCATION OF SEX OFFENDERS, TRAFFIC CRASHES AND ROBBERIES.

IT'S CALLED PING-4-ALERTS!

THE SMARTPHONE APP AUTOMATICALLY PINPOINTS YOUR LOCATION AND LET'S YOU KNOW IF CAPE POLICE AREWORKING ON A CASE NEARBY.

FOR ANYONE WANTING TO KNOW IF A SEX OFFENDER LIVES NEARBY- IT'S ALL A CLICK AWAY.

PARENTS SAY IT'S A USEFUL TOOL. Return to index of stories...


CCPD NEW APP-SOTVO


all the time, this weekend there was an abulance, firetrucks and several police cars. We were wondering what was going on.

CAPE POLICE ARE PAYING 20-THOUSAND FOR A THREE YEAR CONTRACT.

THE APP IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FOR FREE FROM THE APPLE APP STORE AND GOOGLE PLAY STORE FOR DROIDS.

OR VISIT NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS FOR A LINK. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


SOME SCARY NUMBERS FOR YOU. ON AVERAGE THE EQUIVALENT OF THREE KINDERGARTEN CLASSES DROWN EACH YEAR IN FLORIDA. THAT ADDS UP TO ABOUT 50 KIDS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 1 AND 4.

PROPER SUPERVISION IS A TOP LINE DEFENSE. BUT SO ARE PROPER SWIM SKILLS.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER REPORTS MANY KIDS ARE COMING UP SHORT. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


PKG:

WITH TWO SONS UNDER THE AGE OF FOUR, ASHLEY CARBY HAS HER HANDS FULL.

ASHLEY CARBY/MOM

RUNS:

:27 They're everywhere, all over the place running around. They're crazy boys.

IN THE SUMMER MONTHS- HER SONS LIKE TO BURN OFF ENERGY IN THE WATER. A FORMER LIFEGUARD, ASHLEY IS EDUCATED ON SWIM SAFETY.

ASHLEY CARBY/MOM

RUNS:

2:10 The boys are very unexperienced swimmers so there would be a high possibility of drowning if you're not watching them.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

What may be eye-opening to parents is that even when they think their kids can swim- many can't swim good enough. A survey by the American Red Cross found that more than half of Americans can't perform the five life-saving swim skills. Despite the fact that parents report 92% of their kids will be in or around the water this summer.

SALLY KREUSCHNER/CHILD ADVOCATE

RUNS:

3:12 A lot of people assume their kids can swim.

SALLY KREUSCHNER IS A CHILD ADVOCATE WITH GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL.

SALLY KREUSCHNER/CHILD ADVOCATE

RUNS:

1:55 We promote children getting used to water about 6 months of age. At that point parents can teach their children to turn, flip up over and float. We really recommend children getting swim lessons around 4 years old because that's when they can grasp the concept.

THE 5 LIFESAVING SKILLS INCLUDE: TREADING WATER FOR 1 MINUTE, JUMPING INTO DEEP WATER AND COMING BACK UP, SPINNING AROUND AND FINDING A WAY OUT, GETTING OUT OF A POOL WITH A LADDER, AND SWIMMING THE LENGTH OF THE POOL WITHOUT STOPPING.

ASHLEY CARBY/MOM

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2:56 I've already started doing the intro into swimming lessons. Each year they get better and better and stronger.

WHILE PROPER SUPERVISION IS ALWAYS CRUCIAL- GVING YOUR KIDS SWIM SKILLS CAN BE A LIFE-SAVER. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER Return to index of stories...


AMERICAN IDOL JUDGE-VO


JENNIFER LOPEZ, KEITH URBAN AND HARRY CONNICK JUNIOR WILL RETURN AS JUDGES FOR THE NEXT SEASON OF AMERICAN IDOL.

AND FOX ANNOUNCED RYAN SEACREST WILL RETURN AS HOST.

THIS WILL BE THE SHOW'S 14TH SEASON.

MEANWHILE -- AUDITIONS CONTINUE TOMORROW IN NEW ORLEANS. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


HOPE SOLO GOES TO COURT AFTER SHE WAS ARRESTED OVER THE WEEKEND.

AND SINGER ROBIN THICKE MAKES AN EMOTIONAL PLEA TO HIS ESTRANGED WIFE IN A NEW MUSIC VIDEO.

MARY MUELLER HAS THE DETAILS ON THESE STORIES AND MORE.IN TODAY'S 'HOLLYWOOD MINUTE'. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


SOCCER STAR HOPE SOLO APPEARED IN A WASHINGTON STATE COURT MONDAY.

THE TWO-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES THAT SHE ATTACKED FAMILY MEMBERS AT A HOME NEAR SEATTLE EARLY SATURDAY.

POLICE RESPONDED AND SAY SHE APPEARED DRUNK.

SOLO WAS RELEASED WITH SOME CONDITIONS, INCLUDING NOT DRINKING ALCOHOL.

ROBIN THICKE'S NEW MUSIC VIDEO IS HIS LATEST ATTEMPT AT WINNING ESTRANGED WIFE PAULA PATTON BACK.

All I want to do is make it right, make it right.

THE PAIR SPLIT IN FEBRUARY AFTER ALMOST NINE YEARS OF MARRIAGE. FOLLOWING RUMORS THICKE WAS CHEATING.

THE VIDEO FOR "GET HER BACK" OFF HIS UPCOMING ALBUM "PAULA" SHOWS A SERIES OF UNSETTLING TEXT MESSAGES BETWEEN A COUPLE.

THE WOMAN IN THE VIDEO EVEN LOOKS LIKE PATTON.

THIS MAY NOT BE THICKE'S LAST TRY.AT THE END OF THE VIDEO A TEXT READS "THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING."

'FIELDS OF GOLD' WON'T BE GOING TO STING'S SIX CHILDREN.

THE SINGER WORTH MORE THAN $300 MILLION TELLS THE DAILY MAIL THERE WON'T BE MUCH MONEY LEFT FOR HIS KIDS WHEN HE DIES.

WHY?BECAUSE HE'S GOING TO SPEND IT.

HE ALSO SAYS HE ISN'T LEAVING HIS CHILDREN "TRUST FUNDS," BUT ADDS HE'S PROUD OF THEIR "GOOD WORK ETHIC".

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


BEER SALES AT STADIUMS-VO


BOTTOMS UP FOR THE BOTTOM LINE. AS MORE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES EYE BEER SALES AT STADIUMS.

MORE SCHOOLS APPEAR SET TO CONSIDER SELLING BEER AND WINE AT ATHLETIC EVENTS, INCLUDING FOOTBALL GAMES.

OFFICIALS SAY THE SALES COULD BE AN ATTRACTIVE SOURCE OF REVENUE. A BUDGET BOOST IN THE SIX-FIGURE RANGE.

HOW FAR AND WIDE THE PRACTICE SPREADS REMAINS TO BE SEEN.

SOME SCHOOLS CITE CONCERNS RANGING FROM PHILOSOPHICAL AND RELIGIOUS. TO CROWD CONTROL. Return to index of stories...


WILD OWL IN HOUSE-TRXNATSVO


".Mr. Owl, are you okay--YEEEEAAAUUUGGHHHH!!!!! AHHHHHH!!!!!"

MAYBE THIS GUY SHOULD HAVE CALLED A PROFESSIONAL OWL CATCHER!

COLTON WRIGHT SAYS HIS CAT DRAGGED AN OWL INTO HIS HOUSE.

THE BIRD WASN'T TOO SERIOUSLY INJURED, BUT SOON ENDED UP STUCK IN THE WINDOW, AND LATER FLAPPING AROUND THE LIVING ROOM.

HE SHOWED OFF HIS PROFESSIONAL RAPTOR-HANDLING SKILLS AND COAXED MR. OWL ONTO A FLOOR SWEEPER.

THE BIRD GAVE HIM A BIT OF A DEATH STARE AS COLTON GENTLY MOVED IT OUT AN OPEN WINDOW. AND IT THEN FLEW AWAY. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM


COMING UP ON THE NEWS AT NOON. SOME OF YOU HEADING TO THE POLLS TODAY TO VOTE FOR A NEW CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE--

BUT SO FAR. NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SHOWING UP.

AND THAT'S A GREAT WHITE!

IT'S STEALING CHUM OFF A BOAT!

WE'LL TALK WITH THE MEN ON THE BOAT WHO WATCHED THE WHOLE THING 50-MILES OFF SHORE!

AND OUR NEWSROOM IS BUZZING AND MIAMI HEAT FANS ARE NOT HAPPY!--

IT APPEARS AS IF THE KING. LEBRON JAMES. IS OPTING OUT OF HIS CONTRACT!

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

FIND OUT NEXT ON THE NEWS AT NOON. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) GREAT WHITE ENCOUNTER-TBA


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NOON TZB) LEBRON OPTS OUT-TBA


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CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...