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CURT CLAWSON RECAP-CLIP LAKE O WATER RELEASES-VOWIPE
CURT CLAWSON RECAP-BUBBA TOSS LAKE O WATER RELEASES-SOTVO
CURT CLAWSON RECAP-BUBBA TAMPA TEEN KILLS GRANDMA-INTRO
CURT CLAWSON RECAP-VO TAMPA TEEN KILLS GRANDMA-PKG
CURT CLAWSON RECAP-SOT MAN STABBED IN BACK IN MCDONALDS-OC VO
CURT CLAWSON RECAP-BUBBA GOOGLE DOMAINS-VO
COVERAGE PROMISE-OC SS BOB HARPER DIET-VO
SWFL CHAMBER DRONES-OTS-VO-SS-OTS BOB HARPER DIET-SOTVO
FWC HEARINGS-OC SS INTERN FAINTS-OC-VO
DCF CHILD DEATH DATABASE-VO BNR TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
BOEHNER LAWSUIT-TRX OTS VO TZ4A) WOMEN HOLSTERS-VOWIPE
VA SCANDAL-VO TZ4B) CORVETTE-SOTVO
VA SCANDAL-SOTVO WEATHER TEASE-STC
NO FLY LIST RULING-TRX OC VO NORWAY TORNADO-TRX-VOTOPS
SKOREA FERRY STUDENTS SCHOOL-OC VO WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
EXCLUSIVE BILL CLINTON INTERVIEW-TRX-OC-SOTVO-BNR WEATHER-WX WALL
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT OWNER FINDS CORVETTE 33 YEARS LATER-ON CAM
TZ1A) SOCCER BITE-VOTOPS-TRX OWNER FINDS CORVETTE 33 YEARS LATER-PKG
TZ1B) MJ:BILLIE JEAN-SOTVO WOMEN HOLSTERS-VOWIPE
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INDIANA TORNADO-TRXVOTOPS TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP TZ5B) KINDERGARTEN-SOTVO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL PG BEARS-VOWIPE
ROAD SAFETY BILLS-OC CG FULLSCREEN (2) PG BEARS-SOTVO
SCHOOL SAFETY SUPERVISOR-TRX VO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
TEACHER SUSPENSION-VO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
TEACHER SUSPENSION-SOTVO COPYCAT FLAPPY BIRD-OC VO
BAYSHORE FIRE-OC-SS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
LEHIGH FIRE VOTE-OC-VO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
SOCCER BITE-OC-SOTVO-SS KINDERGARTEN SPELLING BEE-TRXSOTVO
MJ: THRILLER-TRXNATSVO NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM
TEASE TWO-OC NOON TZA) PARENTS ARRESTED- SS-TBA
FL WEEKLY-ON CAM NOON TZB) CHILD DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO-TBA
FL WEEKLY-FSS NOON TZC) CLAWSON WINS-VO-TBA
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MISSING KIDS PARENTS ARRESTED-TRX SSTOPS


NBC 2 IS BREAKING NEW DETAILS ON THE CHILDREN MISSING FOR 8 HOURS YESTERDAY IN ESTERO.

THE PARENTS -- COLE THOMAS AND RACHEL DAVIS ARE IN JAIL RIGHT NOW CHARGED WITH CHILD NEGLECT.

GOOD MORNING IM JOE ROETZ. Return to index of stories...


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AND IM KELLIE BURNS.

HERE IS WHAT IS NBC 2 UNCOVERED in the LAST HOUR.

DCF HAS SIX PRIOR REPORTS OF NEGLECT ON DAVIS. SHE HAS SEVEN CHILDREN, BUT ONLY TWO LIVE WITH HER AT THE COVERED WAGON MOBILE HOME PARK.

SHE TOLD AUTHORITES SHE WOKE UP IN HER TRAILOR AT 1:00 AND NOTICED THE CHILDREN HAD GOTTEN OUT THRU A LOCKED DOOR.

THE SEARCH FOR INNOCENCE AND CASPIAN LASTED 8 HOURS AND INVOLVED MORE THAN 50 LAW ENFORCEMENT AND EMERGENCY PERSONNEL.

THE CHILDREN ARE SAFE THIS MORNING AND IN DCF CUSTORY.

NBC 2'S NATASHA VERMA IS LIVE RIGHT AT THE COURTHOUSE, WHERE A HEARING INVOLVING THE CHILDRENS PARENTS JUST WRAPPED UP. Return to index of stories...


MISSING KIDS PARENTS ARRESTED-REMLIVE


I just walked out of the courtroom where innocence and Caspian's mother and father appeared before a lee county judge. Return to index of stories...


MISSING KIDS PARENTS ARRESTED-VO


THIS IS RACHEL DAVIS.

THE JUDGE FOUND PROBABLE CAUSE FOR HER ARREST. SHE IS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS OF CHILD NEGLECT.

AND THIS IS COLE MICHAEL THOMAS.the father.

HE HAS ALSO BEEN CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS OF CHILD NEGLECT.

THE COURT ORDERED THEY ARE NOT TO CONTACT THE CHILDREN UNTIL THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN OF FAMILIES APPROVES. Return to index of stories...


MISSING KIDS PARENTS ARRESTED-REMLIVE


BOTH ARE NOW BEING HELD AT THE LEE COUNTY JAIL ON 10,000 DOLLARS BOND EACH.

THE NEXT COURT DATE HAS BEEN SET FOR JULY 28TH AT 8:30 IN THE MORNING.

IN DOWNTOWN FT MYERS NATASHA VERMA NBC2. Return to index of stories...


MISSING KIDS-TRX PLASMA


NBC2 HAS ALSO LEARNED THERE IS A DCF HEARING TODAY AT 1:30.

PARENTS ARE TYPICALLY AT THOSE MEETINGS.

ACCORDING TO DCF SPOKESPERSON, THE DAVIS AND THOMAS ARE EXPECTED TO BE THERE UNDER THE SHERIFF'S SUPERVISION.

ALEX DE ARMIS HAS BEEN TALKING WITH NEIGHBORS AND RACHEL DAVIS'S CO-WORKERS.

SHE JOINS US LIVE FROM THE COVERED WAGON MOBILE HOME PARK WHERE THE FAMILY WAS LIVING. Return to index of stories...


MISSING KIDS-REMLIVE


THIS MORNING EVERYONE OUT HERE IS Breathing A SIGH OF RELIEF-- HAPPY THE CHILDREN ARE ALIVE AND HEALTHY.

NEW AT 11-- WE ARE LEARNING THE PARENTS SAY THEY WERE SLEEPING WHEN THEIR TWO YOUNG CHILDREN WANDERED AWAY FROM HOME. Return to index of stories...


MISSING KIDS-PKG


A MOTHERS WORSE NIGHTMARE--

Pete Holder, neighbor

5:11-5:23 "she knocked and I came out."

.CHILDREN-- GONE.

". and asked if I had seen her kids."

TWO YEAR OLD CASPIAN THOMAS, AND THREE YEAR OLD INNOCENCE DAVIS DISAPPEARED TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

".I said no why where you're kids at? I was asleep and they got out."

THEY DECIDED TO TAKE A WALK. A LONG WALK.

THE LITTLE BOY WAS FOUND NEARLY 10 HOURS LATER- HIS SISTER BEFORE THAT.

BOTH ENDURED TUESDAYS EXCRUCIATING HEAT OUTSIDE.

". I said where's mike. He's asleep too."

THE TWO YEAR OLD WAS FOUND TAKING A NAP IN THE WOODS.

BOTH TOODLERS WERE DEHYDRATED--COVERED IN SCRATCHED AND DIRT.

Pete Holder, neighbor

4:53-4:59 "They're not bad people. They just don't take very good care of their kids.

PETE HOLD KNOWS THE FAMILY.

HE SAYS THIS ISNT THE FIRST TIME THEYVE WANDERED OFF ON THEIR OWN.

Pete Holder, neighbor

5:51-5:54

"They walked old 41 in Bonita."

NOW-- BOTH PARENTS RACHEL DAVIS AND COLE THOMAS ARRESTED- ON 2 COUNTS OF CHILD NEGLECT.

Macaria Espinosa, neighbor

IN SPANISH

"I wondered why she wasn't with her kids. "

THIS NEIGHBOR TELLS ME IN SPANISH-- DAVIS ASKED HER TOO IF SHE HAD SEEN HER KIDS.

SHE WAS SURPRISED THEY WERE GONE-- BUT SAYS THE COMMUNITY IS GLAD-- KNOWING THEY ARE FINALLY OKAY.

A MOTHERS WORSE NIGHTMARE-- Return to index of stories...


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RIGHT NOW THE KIDS ARE IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

THEY WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AS SOON AS THEY WERE FOUND.

AGAIN BOTH PARENTS WERE ARRESTED FOR CHILD NEGLECT.

LIVE IN ESTERO. Return to index of stories...


COVERAGE PROMISE-OC


NBC 2 WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS STORY FOR YOU THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

WE CONTINUE TO PRESS FOR ANSWERS ON THIS STORY - RIGHT NOW WE ARE TRACKING DOWN FAMILY MEMBERS.

AGAIN--

THIS AFTERNOON - BOTH PARENTS ARE EXPECTED BACK IN COURT FOR A HEARING.

WE'LL HAVE THE LATEST BOTH ONLINE AT NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND BEGINNING HERE ON NBC 2 FIRST AT FOUR. Return to index of stories...


CURT CLAWSON RECAP-CLIP


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CURT CLAWSON RECAP-BUBBA TOSS


FORMER AUTO EXECUTIVE CURT CLAWSON IS NOW REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE ELECT FOR DISTRICT 19, REPLACING FORMER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL.

CLAWSON WON THE SPECIAL ELECTION By A LANDSLIDE LAST NIGHT.

HIS PLANE IS JUST MINUTES AWAY FROM LANDING IN WASHINGTON DC.

LESS THAN 24 HOURS AFTER BEING ELECTED, HE'S WILL BE SWORN IN AS A U-S REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA

NBC-2'S SAM SWEENEY WAS WITH CURT CLAWSON JUST BEFORE HE TOOK OFF TO YOU THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


CURT CLAWSON RECAP-BUBBA


KELLY JOE,

HE TELLS ME HE NEVER COULD HAVE IMAGINED THIS 7 MONTHS AGO. HE LOOKED AT ME AND SAID BE PREPARED FOR LIFE'S UNEXPECTED TURNS. Return to index of stories...


CURT CLAWSON RECAP-VO


HE'S EXPECTED TO MAKE HIS WAY OVER TO THE CAPITAL IN JUST A FEW MINUTES. AROUND TWO O CLOCK HE WILL MAKE HIS WAY DOWN TO THE HOUSE FLOOR WITH HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER WHO WILL ADMINISTER THE OATH OF OFFICE.

THEN CLAWSON WILL ADDRESS MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FOR A FEW MINUTES BEFORE MAKING HIS WAY UP TO HIS NEW OFFICE IN THE CAPITOL BUILDING.

BEFORE GETTING ON THE PLANE CLAWSON REPEATEDLY TOLD US HE IS ENTERING THE UNKNOWN AND WILL TAKE HIS NEW LIFE IN DC DAY BY DAY. Return to index of stories...


CURT CLAWSON RECAP-SOT


3:05 yeah we are drinking out of the fire hydrant this morning, but the good news for us is we have a good team and we have a couple of experienced advisors who have been looking at legislation so we plan to hit it ready both in washington and by the way ready in southwest florida we want to do a great job of customer service. constiuent service for the folks down here. Return to index of stories...


CURT CLAWSON RECAP-BUBBA


PORTIONS OF OUR AREA HAS NOT HAD A VOICE IN THE HOUSE SINCE JANUARY WHEN TREY RADEL STEPPED DOWN IN JANUARY.

THIS MORNING CLAWSON SAID HE MAY VOTE AS EARLY AS TODAY. HOWEVER, IT SEEMS ALL HOUSE ACTIVITIY WILL WRAP UP JUST BEFORE HE SWEARS IN.

MEANING HIS FIRST VOTE COULD COME AS EARLY AS TOMORROW.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO THIS MORNING. SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


COVERAGE PROMISE-OC SS


IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING OF THIS JOURNEY FOR CLAWSON.

AND YOU CAN COUNT ON NBC-2 EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

CLAWSON'S FLIGHT JUST LANDED IN D.C.

NBC-2 CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT DAVE ELIAS WILL BE WITH CLAWSON AS HE WALKS INTO HIS NEW D-C OFFICE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

WE'LL ALSO HAVE EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE AS CLAWSON IS SWORN-IN.

THAT'S TENTATIVELY SET FOR 2:00 OR 3:00 O'CLOCK THIS AFTERNOON AND JOIN NBC-2 FOR A LIVE REPORT TONIGHT AT 6:00. Return to index of stories...


SWFL CHAMBER DRONES-OTS-VO-SS-OTS


THE CHAMBER OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS TAKING ON DRONES, AND THEIR GROWING POPULARITY.

MANY BUSINESS OWNERS ARE INTERESTED IN THE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES.

AND THE ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES TO USE THEM.

THERE WILL BE A DEMONSTRATION WITH EXPERTS AND IT INCLUDES EXPERTS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, CONSTRUCTION, SEARCH AND RESCUE, CONSERVATIONISTS -

THIS DEMONSTRATION STARTS IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES AT THE CITY PIER BUILDING --- FORMERLY ART OF THE OLYMPIANS IN FORT MYERS.

IN A RELATED STORY ---

AMAZON WON'T BE ROLLING OUT DRONES FOR DELIVERY ANYTIME SOON.

THE F-A-A RECENTLY RULED DELIVERING PACKAGES TO PEOPLE FOR A FEE WILL REMAIN ILLEGAL FOR NOW. Return to index of stories...


FWC HEARINGS-OC SS


IT'S BECOMING MORE AND MORE FAMILIAR THESE DAYS.

BLACK BEARS WANDERING THROUGH FLORIDA NEIGHBORHOODS.

HAPPENING TODAY.

FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION WILL BE HOLD THREE MEETINGS TO HEAR PUBLIC COMMENT ON BLACK BEAR MANAGEMENT IN SOUTH FLORIDA.

TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SCREEN.

THE MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT THESE LOCATIONS.

THE FIRST ONE IS TODAY IN SUNRISE.

TOMORROW THERE WILL BE A MEETING IN NAPLES.

AND JULY FIRST IN LEHIGH ACRES AT THE EAST COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARY

ALL MEETINGS WILL RUN FROM 6:30 TO 8 PM. Return to index of stories...


DCF CHILD DEATH DATABASE-VO BNR


THE STATE'S NEW WEBSITE TO TRACK CHILD DEATHS IS UP AND RUNNING.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

LAUNCHED THE WEBSITE IN HOPES OF KEEPING MORE CHILDREN SAFE.

THE ROLLOUT COMES JUST AFTER GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SIGNED A MAJOR CHILD-WELFARE REFORM BILL.

WITHIN 72 HOURS OF A DEATH, THE CHILD'S NAME, AGE, AND A NARRATIVE OF HOW HE OR SHE DIED WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE.

THE DEPARTMENT HOPES COMMUNITIES WILL USE THE DATA TO GUIDE PREVENTION EFFORTS.

WE HAVE PUT A LINK TO DCF'S SITE ON OUR WEBSITE NBC-2.COM Return to index of stories...


BOEHNER LAWSUIT-TRX OTS VO


DEVELOPING AT 11:00

PRESIDENT OBAMA MAY SOON HAVE A LAWSUIT ON HIS HANDS.

HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER SAYS HE IS THINKING ABOUT SUING THE PRESIDENT OVER HIS USE OF EXECUTIVE ACTION.

THE SPEAKER ACCUSES THE PRESIDENT OF EXCEEDING HIS CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY WHEN IT COMES TO ADMINISTERING THE LAWS THAT CONGRESS PASSES.

BOEHNER SAYS MR. OBAMA HAS MISUSED HIS EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY, WHICH THE WHITE HOUSE HAS RELIED ON TO PUSH THROUGH INITIATIVES WITHOUT CONGRESS' APPROVAL. Return to index of stories...


VA SCANDAL-VO


AS CONGRESS CONTINUES TO INVESTIGATE WHY IT TOOK SOME VETERANS SO LONG TO SEE A DOCTOR, WE'RE HEARING SHOCKING NEW REVELATIONS THIS MORNING FROM A V-A EMPLOYEE WHO SAYS SHE WAS FORCED TO KEEP THAT SECRET APPOINTMENT LIST.

PAULENE DEWENTER SAYS A MANAGER FORCED HER TO KEEP A SECRET WAITING LIST WITH MORE THAN A THOUSAND VETERANS.

SHE SAYS IT'S STILL HAPPENING AND HER NOTES ABOUT SEVEN PATIENTS WHO DIED WAITING TO SEE DOCTORS WERE RECENTLY ALTERED OR ERASED. Return to index of stories...


VA SCANDAL-SOTVO


"She did come out and say if you do not do it my way I will personally buy you a bus pass to the 7th street bus."

ONE SENATOR CLAIMS 1-THOUSNAD VETS MAY HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES. WAITING.

LAWMAKERS FEAR IT COULD COST $50 BILLION DOLLARS TO ALLOW VETERANS TO SEE PRIVATE DOCTORS. Return to index of stories...


NO FLY LIST RULING-TRX OC VO


THE 'NO-FLY LIST' - THE TRAVEL BAN ON THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE BELIEVED TO BE A SECURITY THREAT - HAS BEEN RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL BY A FEDERAL JUDGE.

U-S DISTRICT JUDGE ANNA BROWN SAID THAT SOMEONE WHO IS ON THE LIST WOULD REMAIN THERE FOR AN INDEFINITE AMOUNT OF TIME WITH NO WAY TO APPEAL THEIR INCLUSION ON THE LIST.

THE RULING COMES AFTER THIRTEEN PEOPLE SUED U-S ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER AND THE F-B-I AFTER THEY WERE NOT ALLOWED TO BOARD A PLANE IN 2010.

THE PEOPLE IN THE LAWSUIT CLAIM THEIR RIGHTS HAD BEEN VIOLATED AS A RESULT OF THE LIST. Return to index of stories...


SKOREA FERRY STUDENTS SCHOOL-OC VO


THE TEENAGERS WHO SURVIVED THE FERRY SINKING IN SOUTH KOREA. ATTENDED CLASS THIS MORNING. FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE APRIL DISASTER.

IT WAS AN EMOTIONAL SCENE FOR THE 74 STUDENTS. SOME CRYING. AS THEY WALKED FROM A BUS TO THE SCHOOL ENTRANCE.

THE SINKING BACK ON APRIL 16TH LEFT MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE DEAD OR MISSING. Return to index of stories...


EXCLUSIVE BILL CLINTON INTERVIEW-TRX-OC-SOTVO-BNR


NOW TO AN NBC EXCLUSIVE ---

DAVID GREGORY INTERVIEWS BILL CLINTON IN DENVER AT THE ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE.

TAKE A LOOK.

DAVID GREGORY: Do you understand some people who have been critical of Mrs. Clinton, Secretary Clinton, who initially had to explain talking about being dead broke coming out of the White House, or said in an interview that you all-

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: David, I might understand it differently than you do now.

DAVID GREGORY: Let me just--

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: Look, you're in politics. One of the things that's a challenge for us is that somebody's always trying to change the subject. And the subject is how can we get this economy going? How can it work? And one of the things that we forget is-- she was joking about it the other day. Half the time somebody asking a question couldn't even vote when I was president.

THE FULL CONVERSATION WILL AIR THIS SUNDAY AT 10AM ON MEET THE PRESS, RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


A SOCCER STAR CHOMPS DOWN ON HIS ITALIAN OPPONENT DURING TUESDAY'S MATCH.

AS WE'RE LEARNING THIS MORNING, THIS ISN'T THE FIRST. OR SECOND TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED.

PLUS THIS-

cause this is thriller.thriller nights

THE KING OF POP STILL REIGNS.

TODAY WE REMEMBER THIS MULTI-PLATINUM MUSIC ICON. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) SOCCER BITE-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1B) MJ:BILLIE JEAN-SOTVO


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WEATHER-STC


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


INDIANA TORNADO-TRXVOTOPS


A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN PLAINFIELD, INDIANA, A SUBURB OF INDIANAPOLIS.

THE TWISTER WAS RANKED AN EF-ONE.

SEVERAL HOMES WERE DAMAGED, ALONG WITH DOWNED POWER LINES AND UPROOTED TREES.

IT WAS ONE OF SEVERAL SEVERE STORMS THAT SPRANG UP AND GAINED MOMENTUM AS THEY MOVED ACROSS THE AREA. 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.

Today should make four days in a row without significant rain developing across Southwest Florida, setting us up to see another hot and mostly sunny day.

Sunshine will be prevalent from the morning into the afternoon, and temperatures will rise sharply through the day with highs peaking 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 5-110 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.

The uptick in rain chances will be more noticeable by Thursday and Friday as a few storms develop a little closer to the coast.

With plenty of sunshine expected for the remainder of the week, temperatures will stay hot yet seasonable with highs in the low to mid 90s and lows close to the mid 70s.

Tropical Update

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


ROAD SAFETY BILLS-OC CG FULLSCREEN (2)


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SIGNED TWO BILLS INTO LAW DESIGNED TO MAKE FLORIDA ROADS SAFER.

THE FIRST TOUGHENS PENALTIES FOR DRIVERS WHO LEAVE THE SCENE OF A DEADLY ACCIDENT.

IF CAUGHT- A DRIVER WOULD NOW FACE A MINIMUM FOUR YEARS IN PRISON-

AND THEIR LICENSE WOULD BE SUSPENDED FOR THREE YEARS.

THE OTHER BILL REQUIRES CHILDREN UP TO FIVE YEARS OLD TO BE PLACED IN A CAR SEAT OR BOOSTER SEAT.

IT USED TO BE THREE YEARS OLD.

BOTH LAWS GO INTO EFFECT JULY 1ST. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL SAFETY SUPERVISOR-TRX VO


SOME CHANGES ARE COMING TO HOW THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT KEEPS YOUR CHILDREN SAFE.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS APPROVED A NEW POSITION - THE DIRECTOR OF SAFETY AND SECURITY.

THIS COMES AFTER AN NBC-2 INVESTIGATION EXPOSED FLAWS IN HOW SCHOOLS PERFORM AND TRACK FIRE DRILLS.

THE NEW POSITION WILL PAY 118 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER SUSPENSION-VO


A LEE COUNTY TEACHER IS FIGHTING FOR HER JOB.

A MONTHS-LONG INVESTIGATION UNCOVERED MULTIPLE ACCUSATIONS OF PHYSICAL AND VERBAL ABUSE.

THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD SUSPENDED SHAWNA DRIGGERS WITHOUT PAY.

THE CALOOSA ELEMENTARY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER HAD BEEN SUSPENDED WITH PAY SINCE DECEMBER.

THE DISTRICT SAYS DRIGGERS PULLED A STUDENT'S FINGERS BACK TO THEIR WRIST AND RESTRAINED STUDENTS FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER SUSPENSION-SOTVO


13:35:03 you can't get flustered, they push you but you can't go there. Dealing With special needs kids it can be really really frustrating:14

NEXT SCHOOL DISTRICT REPS WILL GO BEFORE A JUDGE WHO WILL DETERMINE IF THE DISTRICT CAN FIRE HER. Return to index of stories...


BAYSHORE FIRE-OC-SS


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ---

NBC-2 IS TRACKING MORE VOTING RESULTS FROM TUESDAY NIGHT.

ON THE BALLOT FOR SOME VOTERS --

THE BAYSHORE FIRE ASSESSMENT TAX.

IT FAILED.

726 VOTES AGAINST. TO 258 FOR THE TAX.

THE DISTRICT SAYS 6 FIREFIGHTERS MAY LOSE THEIR JOBS BECAUSE OF THIS VOTE.

IF PASSED- EVERY HOMEOWNER WOULD HAVE BEEN BILLED ALMOST 600 DOLLARS TO HELP PAY FOR A TWO-MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET SHORTFALL. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FIRE VOTE-OC-VO


AND A SIMILAR ISSUE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

PEOPLE THERE ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO SEEING THEIR FIRE BILLS DOUBLE.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS APPROVED SENDING THAT PROPOSAL TO THE VOTERS ON NOVEMBER FOURTH.

FIRE LEADERS ARE WORRIED THE DEPARTMENT IS GOING BROKE.

CURRENTLY, A FIRE AND E-M-S TAX IS COLLECTED BASED ON PROPERTY VALUE.

THIS NEW PROPOSAL IS SOLELY BASED ON THE SQUARE FOOTAGE UNDERNEATH YOUR ROOF.

LEADERS SAY IF VOTERS BLOCK THIS, LAYOFFS IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL HAPPEN AND STATIONS WILL CLOSE. Return to index of stories...


SOCCER BITE-OC-SOTVO-SS


NOW TO ALL THE BUZZ OVER A BITE.

ONE OF THE WORLD'S BEST SOCCER PLAYERS -- KNOWN FOR HIS BITING ---- IS LEAVING HIS MARK ON THE 2014 WORLD CUP.

WATCH THIS.

announcer speaking over biting incident

LUIS SUÁREZ PLAYS FOR URUGUAY.

AND TURNS OUT. HE IS A BITER.

AND, IT SEEMS, A SERIAL ONE.

HE'S BEEN SUSPENDED FROM SEVERAL GAMES IN THE PAST FOR BITING TWO OTHER PLAYERS.

RIGHT NOW FIFA AND WORLD CUP OFFICIALS ARE DECIDING WHETHER HE'LL FACE PUNISHMENT.

THE PLAYER FROM ITALY TRIED TO SHOW THE REFS BITE MARKS ON HIS LEFT SHOULDER.

URUGUAY BEAT ITALY ONE TO NOTHING, ELIMINATING ITALY FROM THE TOURNAMENT.

TEAM USA PLAYS GERMANY TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


MJ: THRILLER-TRXNATSVO


TODAY MARKS THE FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF MICHAEL JACKSONS DEATH, YET HIS CAREER IS MORE ALIVE THAN IT HAS BEEN IN DECADES.

JUST LAST MONTH, THE SINGER MOONWALKED ACROSS A LAS VEGAS STAGE IN A NATIONALLY TELEVISED HOLOGRAM PERFORMANCE.

A NEW ALBUM RECENTLY MADE ITS DEBUT AT NO. 2 ON THE MUSIC CHARTS.

AND A TRAVELING CIRQUE DU SOLEIL SHOW BASED ON JACKSON'S SONGS HAS LOGGED NEARLY 500 PERFORMANCES WORLDWIDE.

THE RESULT HAS BEEN AN ESTATE THAT HAS EARNED MORE THAN $600 MILLION SINCE THE KING OF POP'S DEATH AT AGE 50. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-OC


THE PRISON POPULATION HAS TRIPLED IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

AND FIND OUT HOW MANY KIDS ARE SPENDING THEIR SUMMER HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ALL THAT AND MORE IN OUR FLORIDA WEEKLY SEGMENT. Return to index of stories...


FL WEEKLY-ON CAM


THE NEWEST EDITION OF FLORIDA WEEKLY IS NOW ON NEWSTANDS.

MANAGING EDITOR OSVALDO PADILLA IS IN OUR STUDIO TO TALK ABOUT WHAT'S MAKING HEADLINES.

OSVALDO YOUR TEAM TOOK A FASCINATING LOOK AT THE PROBLEMS IN FLORIDA'S PRISON SYSTEMS. Return to index of stories...


FL WEEKLY-FSS


1. Our inmates, our burden. Florida's prison propulation has tripled in the past 30 years. Calls for reforming the system are growing louder. Florida Weekly talks to former inmates about what it's really like behind bars.

2. Many kids are spending the summer honing their skills in baseball, soccer and other sports. Sports academies throughout southwest Florida cater to athletes who are driven to become stars.

3. Local stage actors are making the jump to work in front of the camera. The latest is Rachel Burtramm from Florida Rep who is appearing in a short film headed for Cannes. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-VOTOPS


COMING UP ON NBC-2.

MILITANTS ATTACK AN OIL REFINIERY AND REFUGEE CAMPS GROW DURING THE CRISIS IN IRAQ.

U-S LAWMAKERS SAY THERE'S ALSO A THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES.

WHAT THEY SAY COULD BE DONE.

PLUS THE FIRST DAY ON THE JOB WAS JUST TOO MUCH TO HANDLE FOR THIS D.C. INTERN. Return to index of stories...


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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MISSING KIDS LATEST-2SHOT --SS (2)


NBC-2 IS STAYING ON TOP OF SOME BREAKING NEWS THIS MORNING.

PARENTS OF TWO ESTERO TODDLERS FOUND AFTER AN LENGTHY SEARCH TUESDAY HAVE BEEN ARRESTED ON TWO CHILD NEGLECT CHARGES.

28-YEAR-OLD RACHEAL DAVIS, AND 29-YEAR-OLD COLE MICHAEL THOMAS, FACE TWO FELONY NEGLECT CHARGES.

WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT DCF HAS SIX PRIOR REPORTS OF NEGLECT ON DAVIS.

SHE HAS SEVEN CHILDREN, BUT ONLY TWO LIVE WITH HER AT THE COVERED WAGON MOBILE HOME PARK.

SHE TOLD AUTHORITES SHE WOKE UP IN HER TRAILER AT 1:00 AND NOTICED THE CHILDREN HAD GOTTEN OUT THRU A LOCKED DOOR.

LET'S GET YOU CAUGHT UP ON THE TIMELINE OF EVENTS.

THE KIDS WERE LAST SEEN AROUND 11:45 TUESDAY MORNING.

RACHEL WOKE UP FROM A NAP AROUND 1:00 AND COULD NOT FIND THEM.

AFTER A SEARCH OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD, SHE CALLED AUTHORITIES just BEFORE 2 OCLOCK.

AT AROUND 6PM 3 YEAR OLD INNOCENCE WAS FOUND

ABOUT 4 HOURS LATER RESCUE CREWS CAME OUT OF THE BRUSH WITH CASPIAN.

WITHIN AN HOUR, THE PARENTS WERE ARRESTED BY LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS deputies. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ LATEST-INTRO


U-S LAWMAKERS SAY THE CRISIS IN IRAQ POSES A MAJOR THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES.

NOW, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS CONSIDERING WHAT ACTIONS IT WILL TAKE GOING FORWARD AS THE VIOLENCE IN IRAQ ESCALATES.

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


IRAQ LATEST-PKG


REFUGEE CAMPS IN IRAQ GROW AS FAMILIES FLEE THE VIOLENCE.

THE CHILDREN HERE ARE ALL TOO AWARE OF WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND THEM.

"We saw ISIS and a car with three bodies, and one had no arm."

"One had his arm cut off and two didn't have legs."

UNDER ATTACK, FROM ISIS MILITANTS IRAQI SECURITY FORCES HELD THEIR GROUND AT THE BAIJI OIL REFINERY -- WHICH PRODUCES MUCH OF THE FUEL IRAQ USES FOR DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION.

THE UNITED STATES CALCULATES AS MANY AS 10-THOUSAND ISIS FIGHTERS IN IRAQ AND SYRIA, INCLUDING ESCAPED PRISONERS AND SUNNI TRIBESMEN, OPERATING WITH WHAT OFFICIALS CALL INCREASING "CAPABILITY AND DEXTERITY."

.AND THE THREAT ISN'T LIMITED TO IRAQ.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S CLASSIFIED BRIEFING ON TUESDAY CERTAINLY CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS.

"No member of the Senate could have left that briefing believing that the homeland is not in danger if these people are successful."

"I continue to argue that we need to target those supply lines that feed ISIS out of Syria. I think we need to target their command and control structure within Syria. I think we need to work closely with our allies in the region, particularly Jordan to protect them from the growing risks that this poses."

LAWMAKERS FLOAT THE IDEA OF SUPPLEMENTING IRAQI AIRSTRIKES WITH U-S FIREPOWER, BUT THE CONSENSUS IN WASHINGTON SEEMS TO BE THAT ANY SOLUTION TO THE ESCALATING SECTARIAN VIOLENCE WILL HAVE TO BE POLITICAL.

"The general proposition you need a new government to fight for makes more and more sense as this thing deteriorates."

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EAST NAPLES MOTHER ATTACKED-SS, VO


WE GOT OUR HANDS ON THE 9-1-1 CALL AFTER A MOTHER SAYS SHE WAS ATTACKED WITH A BASEBALL BAT IN NAPLES.

IT HAPPENED AT EAST NAPLES COMMUNITY PARK MONDAY ALONG A BIKE TRAIL.

THE WOMAN WAS JOGGING WITH HER YOUNG DAUGHTER MONDAY AFTERNOON WHEN A MAN CAME UP BEHIND HER AND HIT HER ON THE HEAD WITH THE BAT.

SHE SAYS HE DEMANDED CASH- BUT SHE DIDN'T HAVE ANY SO SHE OFFERED UP HER KEYS INSTEAD.

SHE MADE IT TO THE PARK OFFICE --WHERE A WORKER DIALED 9-1-1. Return to index of stories...


EAST NAPLES MOTHER ATTACKED-SOTVO


@:42-

" Um she probably needs to get checked out because she's really really

shook up right now."

THE ATTACKER IS STILL ON THE LOOSE. THE MOTHER IS OK TONIGHT, HER CHILD WAS NOT INJURED

THE SHERIFFS OFFICE IS ADVISES YOU TO JOG WITH A BUDDY AND KEEP A PHONE WITH YOU. Return to index of stories...


LAKE O WATER RELEASES-VOWIPE


WATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE ARE CAUSING PROBLEMS FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AGAIN THIS SUMMER.

BUT THIS TIME -- IT'S *NOT* BECAUSE WE'RE GETTING TOO MUCH FRESH WATER.

LAST SUMMER - RECORD RAINFALL CAUSED LAKE OKEECHOBEE TO OVERFLOW.

THE ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS RELEASED WATER INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER -- THAT WATER EVENTUALLY CREATED A MURKY MESS IN THE GULF.

THIS YEAR - THERE HASN'T BEEN ENOUGH RAINFALL NEAR THE LAKE.

THAT MEANS THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER IS TOO SALTY.

IT'S KILLING AQUATIC LIFE LIKE SEAGRASS AND OYSTERS. Return to index of stories...


LAKE O WATER RELEASES-SOTVO


:13 Eric Milbrandt, SCCF Marine Lab Director "There are animals in the estuary - upper estuary and plan in the upper estuary in particular - that need a certain amount of freshwater to survive. if the salinity level gets too high, then they can't survive."

SCIENTISTS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT'S CAUSING ALGAE TO GROW ON SEAGRASS.

THEY DON'T KNOW IF THE ALGAE IS ALSO CONNECTED TO SALINITY LEVELS BEING TOO HIGH IN THE CALOOSAHATCHEE. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA TEEN KILLS GRANDMA-INTRO


A FLORIDA TEENAGER HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER IN THE DEATH OF HIS GRANDMOTHER AFTER HE WAS REPORTEDLY SEEN DRAGGING A LARGE, WRAPPED OBJECT WITH FEET DANGLING FROM IT IN THE COMMUNITY WHERE THEY LIVED.

TAMMY FIELDS PICKS UP THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


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MAN STABBED IN BACK IN MCDONALDS-OC VO


NEW YORK CITY POLICE SAY A MAN HAS BEEN TREATED FOR A NON-LIFE-THREATENING INJURY AFTER WALKING INTO A MCDONALD'S FAST FOOD RESTAURANT WITH A KITCHEN KNIFE STILL STUCK IN HIS BACK.

A WARNING - THIS VIDEO MAY BE A LITTLE GRAPHIC.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

IT HAPPENED IN QUEENS ON TUESDAY.

OFFICIALS SAY THE VICTIM WAS STABBED AFTER GETTING INTO AN ARGUMENT WITH A GROUP OF MEN.

THERE HAVE BEEN NO ARRESTS.

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GOOGLE DOMAINS-VO


GOOGLE IS SEARCHING FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES.

IT'S ALREADY A MAJOR PLAYER IN SEARCH, ONLINE MAPPING, SOCIAL NETWORKING AND OTHER WEB FUNCTIONS.

NOW IT WANTS TO SELL DOMAIN NAMES AS WELL.

THE INTERNET GIANT ANNOUNCED IT'S LAUNCHING GOOGLE DOMAINS.

IT'S AN INVITATION-ONLY SERVICE THAT WILL HELP SMALL BUSINESSES FIND, REGISTER AND MANAGE THEIR WEB ADDRESSES.

THE SERVICE IS CURRENTLY IN BETA TESTING WITH A SMALL NUMBER OF USERS. Return to index of stories...


BOB HARPER DIET-VO


IF YOU'RE WORKING TO GET SLIM AND TRIM --

THERE'S A NEW BOOK OUT THIS SUMMER --

IT'S CALLED -- "SKINNY MEALS" -- WRITTEN BY "THE BIGGEST LOSER'S" PERSONAL TRAINER BOB HARPER.

IN IT -- HE SHARES SOME OF HIS NUTRITION RULES TO HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT.

FIRST UP - DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

SOMETIMES WHEN WE THINK WE'RE HUNGRY WE'RE REALLY DEHYDRATED.

HE SAYS DRINK A GLASS OF WATER BEFORE EVERY MEAL.

ANOTHER GOOD ROUTINE - EATING BREAKFAST.

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BOB HARPER DIET-SOTVO


Bob Harper: No resolve whatsoever. Binging will happen, overeating will happen and it'll happen at night. At night when you're supposed to be watching every single thing that you're eating.

HE ALSO SAYS STOCK UP ON VEGGIES --

YOU CAN EAT THOSE ANY TIME OF THE DAY --

ANOTHER TIP -- KEEP THE JUNK FOOD OUT OF THE HOUSE.

HE'S A BIG FAN OF VEGETABLES AND SAYS PEOPLE CAN EAT AS MANY AS THEY WANT OF MOST VARIETIES.

Bob Harper: No one is ever going to gain weight from eating broccoli, spinach, kale or ah, cauliflower. Unless they smother it in butter or cheese of course. And I do not want you to.

AND HE SAYS, KEEP THE BAD STUFF OUT OF THE HOUSE.

Bob Harper: Clear out those temptations because you're at home at night and you're exhausted, and if there is this big chocolate bar sitting in your cupboard, you're going to eat it.

ALL GOOD ADVICE TO HELP YOU GET SLIM AND TRIM. Return to index of stories...


INTERN FAINTS-OC-VO


IT WAS ONLY THE SECOND DAY ON THE JOB FOR NEW WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY, JOSH EARNEST. AND A WHITE HOUSE INTERN FAINTED.

TAKE A LOOK.

intern falls, crowd reacts

A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL SAYS IT WAS THE INTERN'S FIRST DAY. WHAT A MEMORY!

THE UNIDENTIFIED INTERN WAS RUSHED SOME WATER AND M&M'S. SHE SAID SHE HAD BEEN FEELING FAINT ALL DAY.

I GUESS YOU COULD SAY THE LADIES REALLY FALL FOR JOSH EARNEST. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


TEXAS BOASTS A HIGH NUMBER OF RESIDENTS WHO LEGALLY CARRY CONCEALED WEAPONS.

AND FOR THE WOMEN WHO LIKE TO PACK HEAT, THERE ARE SOME NEW ALTERNATIVES TO HOLSTERS DESIGNED FOR MEN.

PLUS--

"I was sitting at home last Friday looking at Judge Mathis, and I get a call from AAA telling me you have a Corvette in Mississippi, come and get it. And, uh. I said, 'what?'"

THIS MAN IS REUNITED WITH his stolen Corvette THREE DECADES AFTER SOME THEIVES STOLE IT. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) WOMEN HOLSTERS-VOWIPE


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TZ4B) CORVETTE-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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NORWAY TORNADO-TRX-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

NORWEGIAN METEOROLOGISTS WERE SURPRISED TO SEE MORE THAN THREE WATERSPOUTS OFF THE COUNTRY'S SOUTHERN COAST TUESDAY.

THE STORMS STAYED OVER THE SEA - AND DIDN'T CAUSE ANY DAMAGE.

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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.

Today should make four days in a row without significant rain developing across Southwest Florida, setting us up to see another hot and mostly sunny day.

Sunshine will be prevalent from the morning into the afternoon, and temperatures will rise sharply through the day with highs peaking 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 5-110 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.

The uptick in rain chances will be more noticeable by Thursday and Friday as a few storms develop a little closer to the coast.

With plenty of sunshine expected for the remainder of the week, temperatures will stay hot yet seasonable with highs in the low to mid 90s and lows close to the mid 70s.

Tropical Update

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


OWNER FINDS CORVETTE 33 YEARS LATER-ON CAM


DECADES AFTER CONSIDERING IT A LOST CAUSE, A DETROIT MAN IS ON THE VERGE OF REUNITING WITH HIS DREAM CAR.

ANDY CHOI HIGHLIGHTS THE 33-YEAR SEARCH FOR A SPECIAL CORVETTE. Return to index of stories...


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"Man that's a long time, man."

WHEN GEORGE TALLEY TELLS AN OLD STORY, THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE HE'LL MENTION HIS OLD RIDES.

"I've always liked Corvettes. It was attractive. The ladies like 'em."

BUT SO DID THE THIEVES, AND GEORGE LEARNED THAT THE HARD WAY. THE LAST TIME HE SAW HIS '79 CORVETTE, IT WAS PARKED ON JEFFERSON AVENUE 33 YEARS AGO.

"I made a police report, and I haven't seen it since July of 1981."

"This is an '87, that's a '79?"

GEORGE OFTEN WONDERED ABOUT THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY. THAT IS UNTIL.

"I was sitting at home last Friday looking at Judge Mathis, and I get a call from AAA telling me you have a Corvette in Mississippi, come and get it. And, uh. I said, 'What?'"

AUTHORITIES SAY A DUBIOUS VIN NUMBER HELPED TRACK THE VETTE THREE DECADES LATER. AND THE CAR'S STILL IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE.

"It was just exciting I felt like I was part of the finding the car."

"I've heard it was running, it had 47,000 miles on it, and right now, it's at the police station in Hattiesburg."

"But the big question now is how do you get the Corvette from Mississippi to Detroit."

"You call me back with a price, right?"

IT'S STILL UP IN THE AIR WHETHER GEORGE WILL SHIP IT OR BRING THE CAR BACK HIMSELF.

"It's a lucky day. When I get that car here in that driveway, we'll go from there."

WHATEVER HAPPENS, YOU CAN BE SURE THERE WILL BE MUCH MORE TO TALK ABOUT IN THIS GARAGE. IN DETROIT, ANDY CHOI, 7 ACTION NEWS. Return to index of stories...


WOMEN HOLSTERS-VOWIPE


ONLY IN TEXAS!

A NEW FASHION TREND IS SWEEPING ACROSS THE LONE STAR STATE THESE DAYS - GUN HOLSTERS FOR WOMEN.

LAST YEAR - ALMOST 35-THOUSAND WOMEN IN THE STATE GOT A PERMIT TO CARRY A CONCEALED FIREARM.

BUT SOME OF THEM COMPLAIN THEY HAVE TO KEEP THEIR GUNS IN THEIR PURSES BECAUSE THEY CAN'T FIND A COMFORTABLE WAY TO HIDE THE WEAPON ON THEIR BODIES.

MOST HOLSTERS HAVE BEEN BUILT FOR MEN'S BODIES WHICH HAS LED TO A BOOMING INDISTRY OF GARTERS -- ANKLE HOLSTERS -- FEMALE-FRIENDLY WAISTBANDS -- AND BRA HOLSTERS -- ALL FOR CARRYING GUNS. Return to index of stories...


WOMEN HOLSTERS-SOTVO


SOT: Carrie Lightfoot/The Well Armed Woman

"It's kind of a natural location, depending on the size of the gun and the

size of the 'guns,'" she quipped. "We have some things to consider, and it's

not for everyone. But it's about options. Women just need options"

THE NEW HOLSTERS ARE BECOMING SO POPULAR -- GUN RANGES ARE NOW HOLDING CLASSES TO TEACH WOMEN HOW TO DRAW THE GUN FROM THESE PRECARIOUS POSITIONS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


A NEW SPELLING BEE CHAMP HAS BEEN CROWNED IN UTAH, AND HE'S JUST 6 YEARS OLD.

a-n-t-h-r-o-p-o-m-o-r-p-h-I-c. What does that mean.i have no idea

STRAIGHT AHEAD YOU'LL HEAR MORE FROM THIS PINT-SIZED SUPER SPELLER. Return to index of stories...


TZ5B) KINDERGARTEN-SOTVO


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PG BEARS-VOWIPE


THERE'S BEEN REPORTS OF BEARS IN PUNTA GORDA.

OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS AT LEAST 2 CALLS HAVE COME IN TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS BEAR SIGHTING CAUGHT ON DASH CAM VIDEO.

POLICE INSTRUCTED PEOPLE TO STAY INSIDE, BUT NOT EVERYONE LISTENED. Return to index of stories...


PG BEARS-SOTVO


"I was like right there and I looked over to my car to see if it was okay and I see something big and black and I 'm like is that bear? I know that's not a dog is that a bear."

CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RECEIVED A CALL SUNDAY NIGHT ABOUT A SIMILAR SIGHTING OFF SHORE DRIVE.

OFFICERS AND DEPUTIES ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO KEEP THEIR DISTANCE FROM THESE ANIMALS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


LESS INVASIVE OPERATIONS ARE CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE IN SURGERY.

WHEN IT COMES TO LUNG CANCER, SHRINKING SURGERY IS INCREASING BENEFITS TO THE PATIENT.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER LOOKS AT VIDEO-ASSISTED SURGERY. Return to index of stories...


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More people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. Surgery, chemo AND radiation -- ARE THE TRIAD OF TREATMENT. Now, doctors are TAKING A NEW APPROACH TO SURGERY THAT IS MAKING THE SURGICAL EXPERIENCE A BIT LESS TRAUMATIC.

DR. PAUL DiGIORGI/CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEON

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:22 Right, it's called VATS or Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery. So rather than making a larger incision in the chest wall and using a rib spreader to see exactly what's going on in the chest. We can use a small incision with a 5 mm camera, which is about a quarter of an inch, and look at the image on the TV screen and operate on the screen rather than having to look on the chest directly.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

This is part of the trend in downsizing surgery. By shrinking equipment, doctors are able to make smaller incisions. With the operation being less traumatic, it is having a bigger impact on patient's recovery.

DR. PAUL DiGIORGI/CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEON

RUNS:

:22 It's a huge advantage for pain and reducing respiratory complications. They have much lower chances of getting pneumonias and other problems like that. And as a result, they're out of the hospital faster, they'll feel better afterwards.

THE VIDEO-ASSISTED PROCEDURE, INVOLVES several small incisions in the chest. A scope with a camera on the TIP guides the surgeon to the tumor. FROM HERE, THE MASS OR LOBE IS CUT, BAGGED AND REMOVED THROUGH ONE OF THE HOLES.

DR. PAUL DiGIORGI/CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEON

RUNS:

2:05 You can still take out as much or as little lung as you ever wanted to before. But it's with much better visualization.

IN MANY CASES, THE VATS PROCEDURE IS USED TO BOTH BIOPSY AND SURGICALLY TREAT LUNG CANCER- IN A SINGLE OPERATION. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


COPYCAT FLAPPY BIRD-OC VO


"FLAPPY BIRD" FANS WERE IN A FRENZY WHEN THE DEVELOPER PULLED THE POPULAR, AND ADDICTIVE, APP.

SO THEY'RE TURNING TO COPYCATS, HOPING FOR THE SAME THRILL.

BUT WHAT THEY'RE FINDING INSTEAD IS MALWARE.

"MC AFEE" REPORTS NEARLY 80-PERCENT OF SAMPLED "FLAPPY BIRDS" CLONES HAVE MALWARE.

THE KIND THAT ALLOWS CROOKS TO STEAL CONTACT LISTS, GEO-TRACK YOUR LOCATION, INSTALL ADDITIONAL APPS, AND EVEN CONTROL ANYTHING ON YOUR DEVICE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


RYAN SEACREST IS GOING TO BE THE HARDEST WORKING HOST IN HOLLYWOOD.

AND ACTOR GARY OLDMAN GOES OFF IN AN INTERVIEW.

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


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


ACCORDING TO THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER YOU WILL BE SEEING ALOT MORE OF RYAN SEACREST.

HE AGREED TO A ONE-YEAR DEAL WITH NBCUNIVERSAL TO HOST THE RED CARPET AWARDS SHOWS IN 2015.

HE ALSO SIGNED A DEAL WITH CBS TO HOST AND PRODUCE THE LIVE SPECIAL "FASHION ROCKS."

SEACREST NOW HAS PARTNERSHIPS WITH ALL FOUR MAJOR BROADCAST NETWORKS.NOT TO MENTION HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE E! NETWORK ON CABLE.

GARY OLDMAN DIDN'T HOLD BACK DURING A RECENT INTERVIEW WITH PLAYBOY MAGAZINE CALLING POLITICAL CORRECTNESS "CRAP."

THE ACTOR WENT ON A PROFANITY-LACED RANT DEFENDING MEL GIBSON'S PAST ANTI-SEMITIC COMMENTS AMONG OTHER THINGS.

BUT A REP FOR THE ACTOR SAYS GARY DID NO SUCH THING AND THE INTERVIEW NEEDS TO BE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY TO UNDERSTAND OLDMAN'S COMMENTS.

OLDMAN ALSO DEFENDED ACTOR ALEC BALDWIN'S HOMOPHOBIC SLUR DIRECTED AT A PHOTOGRAPHER.

YOU CAN READ THE FULL INTERVIEW AND BE THE JUDGE WHEN THE MAGAZINE HITS STANDS FRIDAY.

THE LYRICS TO A BOB DYLAN CLASSIC WENT FOR BIG BUCKS AT NEW YORK AUCTION HOUSE TUESDAY.

THE HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT TO "LIKE A ROLLING STONE" SOLD FOR OVER $2 MILLION DOLLARS.

TWO PAGES OF HANDWRITTEN LYRICS TO ANOTHER DYLAN SONG "A HARD RAIN'S A-GONNA FALL," ALSO SOLD FOR $485,000 DOLLARS.

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


KINDERGARTEN SPELLING BEE-TRXSOTVO


How do you spell sapphire? s-a-p-p-h-I-r-e.

BUTTED TO "you want to be a national spelling bee champion? yea but it will be very hard. Why do you want to be a national spelling bee champion?

Because you get a lot of money and a big trophy.

MEET KAZIM ALI.

HE'S A UTAH KINDERGARTEN STUDENT WHO WON HIS SCHOOLS ANNUAL SPELLING BEE.

HE SAYS HE KNOWS HOW TO SPELL AT LEAST 600 WORDS, AND THEY'RE ALL BIG ONES.

HE EASILY PASSED THROUGH THE FIRST FEW ROUNDS UNTIL IT WAS JUST HIM AND A 3RD GRADER LEFT.

KAZIM THEN WON THE WHOLE THING BY CORRECTLY SPELLING THE WORD SAPPHIRE. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON THE NEWS AT NOON--

THE PARENTS OF THE TWO TODDLERS WHO WENT MISSING YESTERDAY--

AND NOW IN JAIL!

WE'VE GOT LIVE TEAM COVERAGE OF THE CHARGES THEY ARE FACING, AND NEW DETAILS JUST EMERGING IN THIS CASE.

WE'RE ALSO LIVE WITH BREAKING NEWS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY--

WHERE AUTHORITIES ARE WORKING A CHILD DEATH INVESTIGATION!

AND NBC2 TALKS WITH THE VICTOR IN YESTERDAY'S SPECIAL ELECTION.

CURT CLAWSON TALKS MOMENTS BEFORE HE BOARDS A FLIGHT TO WASHINGTON.

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


NOON TZA) PARENTS ARRESTED- SS-TBA


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NOON TZB) CHILD DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO-TBA


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NOON TZC) CLAWSON WINS-VO-TBA


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CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


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