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ANCHOR SUPERS TZ3 B) VA SCANDAL-VOTOPS
KEY LIST DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS
TOSS TO NATASHA-TRX, SS, CG, SS, TRX OPEN 12:30-CLIP
MISSING KIDS PARENTS ARRESTED-LIVE VA SCANDAL-ON CAM
MISSING KIDS PARENTS ARRESTED-VO VA SCANDAL-PKG
MISSING KIDS PARENTS ARRESTED-LIVE SS DECLARES VET DEAD-VO WIPE
TOSS TO ALEX-ON CAM, TRX SS DECLARES VET DEAD-SOTVO
MISSING KIDS COMMUNITY REAX-LIVE MOM ATTACKED 911 CALL-SS, VOWIPE
MISSING KIDS COMMUNITY REAX-PKG MOM ATTACKED 911 CALL-SOTVO-BNR
MISSING KIDS COMMUNITY REAX-LIVE SWFL CHAMBER DRONES-VO, SS
COVERAGE PROMISE-ON CAM, BNR PG BEARS-VO WIPE
TOSS TO CHRIS-TRX, SS PG BEARS-SOTVO
CHILD DEATH INVESTIGATION-LIVE LAKE O RELEASES-VO
CHILD DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO WIPE DEP IN COLLIER-VO WIPE
CHILD DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO DEP IN COLLIER-SOTVO
CHILD DEATH INVESTIGATION-LIVE ROAD SAFETY BILLS-CG
DEP PROTESTS-VO CITIZENS RATE-BNR
CAPE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-VO WIPE LEE SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN-VO
CAPE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-SOTVO BAYSHORE FIRE-SS
IRAQ LATEST-ON CAM LEHIGH FIRE VOTE-VO
IRAQ LATEST-PKG KFC HOAX NEW DETAILS-VO WIPE
NO FLY LIST RULING-VO KFC HOAX NEW DETAILS-SOTVO
BOEHNER LAWSUIT-VO TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
CURT CLAWSON WINS-SS,OC,SOTVO TZ4 A) MOTHER CARJACKING-VO
COVERAGE PROMISE-SS TZ4 B) CORPSE FLOWER-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
TZ1 A) MASHERS-VO MOTHER CARJACKING-ON CAM
TZ1 B) MIDWEST STORMS-VOTOPS MOTHER CARJACKING-PKG
WEATHER-STC MOTHER CARJACKING-TAG
GM VICTIM FUND-VO CHRIS BROWN IN COURT-VO
AMAZON DRONES-VO ECONOMY SHRANK-ON CAM
MIDWEST STORMS-VO WIPE FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
MIDWEST STORMS-SOTVO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP CORPSE FLOWER COLLECTION-ON CAM
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL CORPSE FLOWER COLLECTION-PKG
SUMMER MOVING-ON CAM CORPSE FLOWER COLLECTION-TAG
SUMMER MOVING-PKG ADDICTED TO BUSYNESS-VO
SUMMER MOVING-TAG BITE BUZZING WORLDWIDE-SOTVO, SS
MALICIOUS COPYCATS-VO OCTOPUS PICKS TIE-VO
MASHERS-VO SMITHSONIAN ATTENDANCE DOWN-VO
WORST WEDDING GIFTS-VO COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT B) CELL PHONES-VOTOPS
TZ2 A) 3D MAMMOGRAMS-VO C) POOL GERMS-VOTOPS
TZ2 B) BACK PAIN EXERCISE-VOTOPS TS1: MISSING KIDS PARENTS-TRXVSS TOPS
BACK PAIN EXERCISE-ON CAM TS2: CHILD DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS
BACK PAIN EXERCISE-PKG TS3: DEP PROTESTS-VOTOPS
BACK PAIN EXERCISE-TAG MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
3D MAMMOGRAMS-VO CLOSE-3-SHOT
INSOMNIA HYPERTENSION-VO END TIME------------
TEASE THREE-2 SHOT NEW VIDEO OF PARENTS
TZ3 A) KFC HOAX-VO  


ANCHOR SUPERS


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TOSS TO NATASHA-TRX, SS, CG, SS, TRX


WE BEGIN AT NOON WITH TEAM COVERAGE OF BREAKING NEWS--

THE PARENTS--

OF THOSE TWO ESTERO TODDLERS WHO WERE MISSING FOR HOURS YESTERDAY ARE IN JAIL RIGHT NOW.

28-YEAR-OLD RACHEAL DAVIS AND 29-YEAR-OLD COLE MICHAEL THOMAS WERE IN COURT A SHORT TIME AGO--

EACH FACE TWO FELONY COUNTS OF CHILD NEGLECT.

HERE IS WHAT IS NBC 2 UNCOVERED THIS MORNING.

NBC2 HAS LEARNED DCF HAS *SIX* PRIOR REPORTS OF NEGLECT ON DAVIS.

SHE HAS *SEVEN* CHILDREN--

BUT ONLY THE TWO WHO DISAPPEARED ACTUALLY LIVE WITH HER AT THE COVERED WAGON MOBILE HOME PARK.

SHE TOLD AUTHORITES SHE WOKE UP FROM A NAP IN HER TRAILOR AT ONE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON--

AND NOTICED THE CHILDREN GOT OUT THRU A LOCKED DOOR.

CASPIAN THOMAS AND INNOCENCE DAVIS--

WERE FOUND SAFE LAST NIGHT--

AND ARE NOW IN DCF CUSTODY.

OUR TEAM COVERAGE BEGINS WITH NBC2'S NATASHA VERMA--

LIVE OUTSDIE THE COURTHOUSE WHERE THE TWO PARENTS WERE JUST IN COURT--

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MISSING KIDS PARENTS ARRESTED-LIVE


I'm outside the courtroom where innocence and Caspian's mother and father appeared before a lee county judge this morning 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-LIVE


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...


TOSS TO ALEX-ON CAM, TRX


AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT--

REACTION TO THIS RAPIDLY DEVELOPING STORY HAS BEEN SWIFT--

AND MOST PEOPLE NBC2's TALKED TO ARE STUNNED AND SHOCKED.

ALEX DeARMAS HAS BEEN IN THE AREA WHERE THE TODDLERS DISAPPEARED ALL MORNING--

SHE CONTINUES OUR TEAM COVERAGE--

LIVE FROM ESTERO--

ALEX. Return to index of stories...


MISSING KIDS COMMUNITY REAX-LIVE


WE JUST FOUND OUT THE CHILDREN'S MOTHER WORKED HERE AT ESTERO SUN MART GAS STATION.

THIS IS JUST ACROSS THE STREET FROM WHERE THE TRAILER PARK WHERE THE FAMILY LIVES.

THE MANAGER AT THE GAS STATION TELLS ME RACHEL DAVIS WORKED HER USUAL OVERNIGHT SHIFT-- HOURS BEFORE THE TWO CHILDREN WENT MISSING. Return to index of stories...


MISSING KIDS COMMUNITY REAX-PKG


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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 DISAPPEAREDTUESDAY 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 a few hours BEFORE THAT.

BOTH ENDURED TUESDAYS EXCRUCIATING HEAT.

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

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

BOTH kids WERE DEHYDRATED--COVERED IN SCRATCHES 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. Return to index of stories...


MISSING KIDS COMMUNITY REAX-LIVE


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-ON CAM, BNR


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...


TOSS TO CHRIS-TRX, SS


MORE BREAKING NEWS--

AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING THE DEATH OF A TODDLER IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY

WE FOUND OUT A TWO YEAR OLD GIRL DIED AFTER A DRESSER FELL ON TOP OF HER AT A HOME ON FELTON DRIVE IN PORT CHARLOTTE LAST NIGHT.

NBC2's CHRIS GILMORE IS THERE LIVE WITH THE TRAGIC DETAILS.

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CHILD DEATH INVESTIGATION-LIVE


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CHILD DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO WIPE


IT WAS SHORTLY AFTER 7 LAST NIGHT WHEN THEY SAW EMERGENCY RESPONSE CREWS RUSH TO THE HOUSE --

NEIGHBORS TELL ME THEY SAY THE TWO YEAR OLD, MOTIONLESS, BEING RUSHED TO THE AMBULANCE.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE CONFIRMS THE CHILD DIED AFTER A DRESSER FELL ON TOP OF HER.

NEIGHBORS TELL ME THEY'RE SURE IT WAS A TRAGIC ACCIDENT -- HERE'S WHAT ONE MAN TOLD ME ABOUT THE CHILD'S FATHER. Return to index of stories...


CHILD DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


He's a good guy whatever everyone thinks that he did he didn't do it, he's not that guy.

Nbc2 has confirmed that deputies responded to a call at this address involving a dresser falling on a 2 year old girl.

We are told that she was rushed to bay front port Charlotte where she later pronounced dead. Return to index of stories...


CHILD DEATH INVESTIGATION-LIVE


There is still an open death investigation on this case but deputies tell me that an autopsy will be completed sometime today. At that point they will be able to confirm the cause of death.

Reporting live in port Charlotte cg nbc2. Return to index of stories...


DEP PROTESTS-VO


PROTESTORS--

UPSET AT THE DRILLING AT THE COLLIER HOGAN OIL SITE--

ARE DEMONSTRATING TODAY.

THIS IS VIDEO OF THEM AT THE HOTEL WHERE THE D-E-P IS STAYING.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIROMENTAL PROTECTION IS SETTING UP EQUIPMENT--

AT SEVERAL MONITORING WELLS.

THE AGENCY IS TESTING FOR MORE THAN 100 CHEMICALS--

THAT COULD BE HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

THAT'S BECAUSE THE STATE CLAIMS--

IT CAUGHT THE DAN A HUGHES DRILLING COMPANY *ILLEGALLY* DRILLING MONTHS AGO. Return to index of stories...


CAPE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-VO WIPE


A LEE COUNTY TEACHER WAS SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY FOR ABUSING HER STUDENTS.

NBC 2 UNCOVERED SHAWNA DRIGGERS WAS ACCUSED OF PHYSICALLY AND VERBALLY ABUSING SEVERAL STUDENTS.

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

PEOPLE TELL US THE ACCUSATIONS ARE UNBELIEVABLE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


13:32:01 I would certainly expect the teacher to treat the kids fairly and justly in every situation and not to cause any bodily harm to anybody.:12

THE NEXT STEP: DRIGGERS GOES BEFORE A JUDGE, WHO WILL DETERMINE IF THE DISTRICT CAN FIRE HER. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ LATEST-ON CAM


IRAQI FORCES ARE WORKING TO RE-TAKE AREAS OF THE COUNTRY--

CAPTURED BY MILITANTS FROM THE ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND SYRIA.

N-B-C'S RICHARD ENGEL IS IN BAGHDAD. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ LATEST-PKG


"Around 130 of the up to 300 American military advisers and special forces are now in Iraq working with the Iraqi security forces, and based on what we were able to see with the Iraqi army, they could use their help."

IRAQI TROOPS ARE TRYING RE-TAKE THE COUNTRY ONE SMALL STEP AT A TIME.CAPTURING A VILLAGE IN THE WEST FROM SUNNI INSURGENTS.

AND AT DAWN.REPELLING INSURGENTS WHO RAIDED IRAQ'S BIGGEST OIL REFINERY.

IRAQI FORCES ARE STILL STRUGGLING TO HOLD THE PLANT.NEGOTIATIONS ARE UNDERWAY FOR LOCAL TRIBES TO TAKE OVER THE FACILITY.

IT'S JUST ONE MORE SIGN THAT THE IRAQI ARMY ISN'T NEARLY STRONG ENOUGH TO TAKE THE WHOLE COUNTRY BACK FROM MILITANTS WHO ARE TEARING IT APART.

WE TRAVELED WITH MAJ GENERAL AHMED BAHJAT SOUTH OF BAGHDAD.

HE'S THE COMMANDER OF IRAQ'S 17TH ARMY DIVISION.ONE OF THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY, BUT WHICH HE SAYS NEEDS U-S HELP URGENTLY.

"WE NEED AMERICAN AIRSTRIKES," HE SAID.

BAHJAT WAS INSTRUCTING HIS TROOPS TO BUILD BARRICADES TO PREVENT INSURGENTS FROM STORMING THE CAPITAL.

NAT SOT

THE MILITANTS CONSIDER THIS A STRATEGIC PLACE, HE SAID. THE GENERAL'S INTELLIGENCE IS THAT THERE SLEEPER CELLS IN THE AREA WAITING TO JOIN THE FIGHT.

"This is the iraq army's front line south of Baghdad. We are now just about 20 miles from the city. The militants control positions over in those palm groves. They have arrived, right on Baghdad's doorstep."

MOST OF GENERAL BAHJAT'S TROOPS WERE TRAINED BY U-S SOLDIERS, BUT THEY DON'T HAVE THE SAME FIRE POWER.

HIS DIVISION OF 15-THOUSAND TROOPS HAS NO TANKS, NO AIR COVER.

THE GENERAL CAN TRY TO HOLD BAGHDAD'S SOUTHERN FLANK, BUT NOT MUCH MORE.

"The Iraqi military is deploying its best soldiers to protect Baghdad. But even some of those soldiers complain about corruption, sergeants and privates telling us that they have to kick back part of their salaries to junior officers. They didn't seem to share the general's enthusiasm for this fight or to protect the city. Richard Engel, NBC News, Baghdad." Return to index of stories...


NO FLY LIST RULING-VO


A FEDERAL JUDGE RULED THE SO-CALLED 'NO-FLY LIST'-- IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

THAT LIST IS MADE UP OF NAMES BELIEVED TO BE A "SECURITY THREAT" TO THE UNITED STATES.

THE JUDGE SAYS SOMEONE WHO IS ON THE LIST--

COULD REMAIN THERE FOR AN INDEFINITE AMOUNT OF TIME--

WITH NO WAY TO APPEAL/

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. Return to index of stories...


BOEHNER LAWSUIT-VO


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--

WHILE 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...


CURT CLAWSON WINS-SS,OC,SOTVO


CURT CLAWSON IS IN WASHINGTON DC AT THIS HOUSE ABOUT TO BE SWORN IN AS THE DISTRICT 19 REPRESENTATIVE.

CLAWSON TOOK 67 PERCENT OF THE VOTE IN YESTERDAY'S SPECIAL ELECTION.

HE'LL BE SWORN IN THIS AFTERNOON AND NBC 2 WILL BE THERE --

CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT DAVE ELIAS IS TRAVELING WITH CLAWSON --

HE INTERVIEWED HIM EARLIER THIS MORNING --

TAKE A LISTEN --

dave: This is a crash course if you will, for you?

Clawson: We're drinking out of the fire hydrant this morning. The good news is we have a good team, some advisers.time to represent swfl, constituent service for the folks down here.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR COMPLETE COVERAGE TODAY--

AS CLAWSON IS SWORN-IN BY HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER. Return to index of stories...


COVERAGE PROMISE-SS


THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THIS JOURNEY FOR CLAWSON.

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

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...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO "OUT DO" THE OTHER--

AND IT SEEMS CALORIES AND HEALTHY EATING ARE *GONE*!

WAIT TIL YOU HEAR WHAT ONE CHAIN JUST CAME UP WITH!

AND STRONG STORMS ROARED THROUGH THE MIDWEST--

TORNADOES CAUSED A LOT OF DAMAGE.

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE DESTRUCTION ONE OF THEM CAUSED OUTSIDE INDIANAPOLIS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) MASHERS-VO


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TZ1 B) MIDWEST STORMS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


GM VICTIM FUND-VO


GENERAL MOTORS' FUND TO COMPENSATE VICTIMS OF CRASHES--

LINKED TO FAULTY IGNITION SWITCHES--

COULD BE EXPANDED.

THE AUTOMAKER MAY ALSO USE THE MONEY--

TO PAY ANYONE WHO WAS INJURED OR KILLED IN AN ACCIDENT--

IN WHICH THE AIRBAGS DIDN'T DEPLOY.

KEN FEINBERG--

THE COMPENSATION EXPERT WHO'S OVERSEEING THE FUND--

IS EXPECTED TO OUTLINE DETAILS AS SOON AS NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


AMAZON DRONES-VO


AMAZON'S PLANS TO USE DRONES TO DELIVER YOUR PACKAGES HAS BEEN GROUNDED--

FOR NOW.

THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION--

CITES AMAZON'S PROPOSAL AS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT'S *BARRED*--

UNDER RULES ALLOWING USE OF DRONES FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES--

EVEN IF IT INVOLVES FREE SHIPPING.

THE F-A-A SAYS IT MAY RECONSIDER THE PROPOSAL NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


MIDWEST STORMS-VO WIPE


PEOPLE ARE CLEANING UP TODAY--

AFTER AN OUTBREAK OF TORNADOS AND SEVERE STORMS SLAMMED THE MIDWEST YET AGAIN.

THE STORM THAT HIT CENTRAL INDIANA TUESDAY--

DAMAGED SEVERAL HOMES IN INDIANAPOLIS AND SURROUNDING AREAS--

DOWNED POWER LINES AND UPROOTED TREES.

LISTEN TO THIS. Return to index of stories...


MIDWEST STORMS-SOTVO


ahhh tornado!. There it is. Oh my god!!"

THAT'S THE REACTION FROM A FAMILY IN PLAINFIELD, INDIANA WHEN THEY CAUGHT THIS TORNADO ON VIDEO.

ACROSS OTHER PARTS OF THE HEARTLAND--

THEY'RE ON ALERT FOR RISING RIVERS AND SEVERE FLOODING. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

More heat and humidity is on the way this afternoon. We'll see a blend of sun & clouds during the PM hours, with highs soaring into the mid 90s.

High pressure in the gulf will help keep rain chances low Wednesday afternoon however, can't completely rule out a few isolated pop-up showers further inland. Some activity may try to push back into the Urban Corridor later this evening.

Overnight tonight, above average low temperatures will be common. Calling it 75° in Ft. Myers and 72° in Naples. Stepping out the door you'll instantly feel that extra moisture and mugginess.

Thursday, our typical summer like pattern starts to work its way back into the area. Rain chances start to ramp up in the afternoon. Will call Thursday around 30% of afternoon showers with the potential for a few storms. Along the coastline we'll stay dry as activity is favored for inland areas.

Tracking The Tropics

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...


SUMMER MOVING-ON CAM


SUMMER IS A POPULAR TIME TO RELOCATE.

BUT MOVING CAN BE VERY STRESSFUL!

KELLI GRANT HAS SOME HANDY TIPS TO SAVE MONEY AND HASSLE. Return to index of stories...


SUMMER MOVING-PKG


SUMMER IS THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN MOST PEOPLE MOVE HOUSE. WITH A LIMITED NUMBER OF MOVERS AND DAYS, THAT DEMAND CAN SEND PRICES SOARING. ANGIE'S LIST PUTS YOUR AVERAGE IN-STATE MOVE AT $2,300. HEADING OUT OF STATE? THAT'LL BE $4,300. BUT THERE'S A LOT OF VARIABILITY THAT COULD BOOST THE COST OF YOUR MOVE.

MAKE SURE TO GET AT LEAST THREE IN-PERSON ESTIMATES, SO YOU KNOW WHAT'S A FAIR PRICE. BUT DON'T AUTOMATICALLY PICK THE LOWEST BID. CHECK REVIEWS AND COMPLAINTS WITH THE AMERICAN MOVING AND STORAGE ASSOCIATION, THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU AND YELP, SO YOU DON'T GET END UP WITH A SO-CALLED ROGUE MOVER WHO WILL HOLD YOUR POSSESSIONS HOSTAGE.

TRY TO SCHEDULE YOUR MOVE ON A WEEKDAY. PRICES CAN BE UP TO 30% HIGHER ON WEEKENDS, AND ON THE 1ST, 15TH AND LAST DAY OF THE MONTH WHEN MANY LEASES TURN OVER. PLUS, THERE WILL BE FEWER MOVERS AVAILABLE TO COMPARE.

SOME MOVERS CHARGE BY THE VOLUME OF YOUR POSSESSIONS. OTHERS, BY HOW MANY HOURS IT TAKES THEM TO GET IT FROM POINT A TO POINT B. EITHER WAY, THE LESS STUFF YOU HAVE, THE CHEAPER IT'LL BE. GOOD REASON TO SCHEDULE THAT GARAGE SALE INSTEAD OF THROWING EVERYTHING IN BOXES. Return to index of stories...


SUMMER MOVING-TAG


KELLI GRANT REPORTING.

HERE ARE SOME MORE SUMMER MOVING TIPS.

START PACKING WEEKS IN ADVANCE.

DON'T FORGET TO FORWARD MAIL AND UTILITY SERVICES.

AND TRY USING BLANKETS AND TOWELS TO PAD FRAGILE ITEMS. Return to index of stories...


MALICIOUS COPYCATS-VO


THE DEMISE OF A POPULAR GAME PROMPTS A RISE IN MALWARE.

"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.

MALWARE 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...


MASHERS-VO


THE RESTAURANT CHAIN, CARL'S JUNIOR IS TESTING A NEW BURGER TOPPING. "MASHED POTATOES"!

"MASHERS" COMES WITH A SCOOP OF GARLIC MASHED POTATOES AND GRAVY--

SITTING A TOP A BURGER OR CHICKEN SANDWICH.

THE COMPANY IS TESTING "MASHERS" IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA--

BUT COULD POP UP AT CARL'S AND HARDEE'S RESTAURANTS NATIONWIDE.

HERE'S THE BAD NEWS--

THE CHICKEN MASHER HAS 900 CALORIES AND 47 GRAMS OF FAT.

THE BURGER VERSION CLOCKS IN WITH SLIGHTLY LESS--

ONLY 790 CALORIES AND 42 GRAMS OF FAT. Return to index of stories...


WORST WEDDING GIFTS-VO


KIPLINGER HAS A LIST OF THE SEVEN "WORST" WEDDING GIFTS TO GIVE THE HAPPY COUPLE.

ART OR HOME DECOR TOP IT--

UNLESS YOU KNOW THE COUPLE'S TASTES REALLY WELL.

FOLLOWED BY BULKY KITCHEN GADGETS.

MONOGRAMMED LINENS.

ANYTHING RELATED TO FERTILITY OR BABIES.

HANDMADE CRAFTS.

ANYTHING "KITCHY" OR HUMOROUS.

AND RELATIONSHIP BOOKS.

KIPLINGER SUGGESTS STICKING TO THE REGISTRY.

AND IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD SOMETHING ON YOUR OWN--

SEE IF OTHER GUESTS WANT TO GO IN ON A GIFT WITH YOU. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


THERE IS NEW EVIDENCE TONIGHT MAMMOGRAMS SAVE LIVES.--

NOW DOCTORS ARE USING A HI-TECH 3D MAMMOGRAM--

TO GET A SHARPER IMAGE OF ANY CANCER THAT MAY BE LURKING.

AND WE'VE GOT WORD OF A NEW EXERCISE AND THERAPY--

THAT COULD HELP MILLIONS OF PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM BACK PAIN. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) 3D MAMMOGRAMS-VO


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TZ2 B) BACK PAIN EXERCISE-VOTOPS


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BACK PAIN EXERCISE-ON CAM


AT LEAST 75 PERCENT OF US WILL EXPERIENCE BACK PAIN AT SOME POINT IN OUR LIVES.

IT CAUSES MORE THAN DISCOMFORT.

IT CAN LEAD TO DEPRESSION, MISSED WORK AND POOR QUALITY OF LIFE.

BRITNEY GLASER FINDS OUT HOW A FIRST-OF ITS KIND EXERCISE PROGRAM--

IS RELIEVING THE PAIN FOR PATIENTS IN THEIR OWN HOMES. Return to index of stories...


BACK PAIN EXERCISE-PKG


FOR EIGHT LONG YEARS, MONICA BAILEY ENDURED NAGGING BACK PAIN.IMPACTING HER TO THE POINT THAT SHE COULDN'T STAND FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR WHILE TEACHING HER THIRD GRADE CLASSES.

"Sharp intense pain in my lower back and it would hurt to walk. If I stood for more than an hour or walked around for more than an hour, my back would start to hurt really badly in my lower back."

MONICA DID INJECTIONS AND PHYSICAL THERAPY - BOTH WERE LIKE BANDAIDS TO HER PAIN.

"And that seemed to help, but you're only allowed so many sessions of physical therapy."

THEN MONICA WAS SELECTED AS ONE OF 100 PATIENTS AT CENTER FOR ORTHOPAEDICS TO TAKE PART IN A TRIAL DEVELOPED BY PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHAB PHYSICIAN CRAIG MORTON AND EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST, CARL COMEAUX, USING THEIR FIRST OF ITS KIND AT-HOME D-V-D EXERCISE PROGRAM TO IMPROVE THEIR BACK PAIN.

"It makes sense that if we strengthen the muscles of the core and the muscles that support the spine, there's more stability to the spine."

AT HOME EXERCISES ARE NOTHING NEW FOR BACK PAIN PATIENTS.BUT THOSE INSTRUCTIONS ARE TYPICALLY HARD TO FOLLOW.

"A lot of patients are given a sheet of paper with some stick figures saying, 'Hey these are the exercises to go home and do.' There's no motivation, they don't really understand how to do it, there's no one cueing them, no one showing them what to do."

SO THESE TWO PUT THEIR HEADS AND AREAS OF EXPERTISE TOGETHER TO CREATE REHABZONE: THREE PHASES OF 12 PROGRESSIVE WORKOUTS THAT ARE EASY TO FOLLOW AT HOME.

"Each workout has three parts: the warm-up to get the blood flowing, to get the body temperature up, to get the mind right and then the core part or the workout is when they're working on core stability and strength and then the end of the workout is to focus on flexibility."

THE TRIAL LASTED FOUR WEEKS - BUT MONICA SAYS SHE LIKED IT SO MUCH, SHE PLANS TO KEEP IT GOING.

"My back was stronger. I could stand for longer periods of time and I was more flexible."

"What they're telling me is they're more flexible, a lot of them are starting to see a decrease in their pain, they have a lot more endurance, the activities of daily living that they were not able to do, they're now able to do." Return to index of stories...


BACK PAIN EXERCISE-TAG


BRITNEY GLASER REPORTING.

OF COURSE ALL BACK PAIN AND PROBLEMS ARE NOT THE SAME.

BE SURE TO CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AND PHYSICAL THERAPIST TO DETERMINE WHAT TREATMENT IS BEST FOR YOU. Return to index of stories...


3D MAMMOGRAMS-VO


USING 3-D MAMMOGRAMS MAY LEAD TO THE DETECTION OF MORE BREAST CANCERS.

RECENTLY--

DOCTORS WERE ABLE TO SPOT 40-PERCENT MORE INVASIVE CANCERS--

WHEN WOMEN WERE SCREENED WITH 3-D MAMMOGRAMS IN ADDITION TO DIGITAL SCREENINGS.

WOMEN WHO HAD BOTH TESTS DONE--

WERE ALSO LESS LIKELY TO BE CALLED BACK FOR A FALSE ALARM.

EXPERTS SAY THE 3-D IMAGES GIVE RADIOLOGISTS A CLEARER VIEW OF BREAST TISSUE. Return to index of stories...


INSOMNIA HYPERTENSION-VO


INSOMNIA MAY LEAD TO TIRED EYES--

BUT NOT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT.

RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT DATA ON NEARLY 13-THOUSAND PEOPLE.

THEY FOUND THAT ANY LINK BETWEEN INSOMNIA AND HYPERTENSION--

IS LIKELY QUITE SMALL.

INSOMNIA OCCURS WHEN PEOPLE HAVE TROUBLE FALLING ASLEEP--

OR ARE AWAKE FOR PROLONGED PERIODS AT NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2 SHOT


LIKE MANY OF YOU--

WE ARE VERY CUROIUS ABOUT THAT STORY INVOLVING K-F-C.

IS IT--

OR IS IT NOT A HOAX.

EITHER WAY--

ONE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DOCTOR SAYS HE'S READY TO HELP THAT LITTLE GIRL.

AND NEW ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE INSIDE THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION!

ONE EMPLOYEE HAS COME FORWARD--

AND SHE CLAIMS SHE WAS TOLD TO KEEP HER MOUTH SHUT ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) KFC HOAX-VO


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TZ3 B) VA SCANDAL-VOTOPS


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DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS


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OPEN 12:30-CLIP


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VA SCANDAL-ON CAM


AS CONGRESS CONTINUES TO INVESTIGATE WHY IT TOOK SOME VETERANS SO LONG TO SEE A DOCTOR--

WE'RE HEARING SHOCKING NEW REVELATIONS FROM A V-A EMPLOYEE--

WHO SAYS SHE WAS FORCED TO KEEP THAT SECRET APPOINTMENT LIST.

PAULENE DEWENTER SAYS SHE DECIDED TO GO PUBLIC--

AFTER A PARTICULARLY DISTURBING CASE.

TRACIE POTTS IS IN WASHINGTON TO EXPLAIN. Return to index of stories...


VA SCANDAL-PKG


"I feel horrible about what I've done and I cannot erase my role."

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

SOT IS COVERED W/BROLL

"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."

DEWENTER ALLEGES IT'S STILL HAPPENING. THAT HER NOTES ABOUT SEVEN PATIENTS WHO DIED WAITING TO SEE DOCTORS WERE RECENTLY ALTERED OR ERASED.

SALLY ELIANO BELIEVES HER FATHER-IN-LAW'S CASE FORCED DEWENTER TO COME FORWARD. THOMAS BREEN DIED AFTER WAITING TWO MONTHS FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

"I cursed at her, screaming, crying that he was dead already."

IN A STATEMENT, THE V-A SAYS THE ALLEGATIONS ARE "COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE AND MUST BE INVESTIGATED." THE OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL IS REVIEWING 50 CASES WHERE PATIENTS CLAIM WAITING. MADE THEM SICKER.

"We think it is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the number complaints that may be out there because these are just the complaints we know about."

SENATOR TOM COBURN CLAIMS 1,000 VETS MAY HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES. WAITING.

Oklahoma 1:10-1:13

"When I hear we need more providers and more money, I just go nuts."

North Carolina 1:14-1:15 quick!

"This is ludicrous."

LAWMAKERS FEAR IT COULD COST $50 BILLION DOLLARS TO ALLOW VETERANS TO SEE PRIVATE DOCTORS.

I'M TRACIE POTTS IN WASHINGTON - BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


SS DECLARES VET DEAD-VO WIPE


MORE PROBLEMS FOR ANOTHER VET--

THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION THINKS A VETERAN IS DEAD--

BUT HE'S VERY MUCH ALIVE.

TYRONE BAUCOM SERVED FOUR YEARS IN PRISON FOR IDENTITY THEFT

NOW SOMEONE STOLE *HIS* IDENTITY!

SO NOW HIS SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER--

IS ATTACHED TO A MAN WHO DIED IN 2003.

IN MAY--

TYRONE TRIED TO CLEAR THINGS UP--

BUT THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION SYS IT CAN'T REMOVE HIS NAME FROM THE DEATH LIST--

"WITHOUT PROPOER VERIFICATION"! Return to index of stories...


SS DECLARES VET DEAD-SOTVO


"The irony of the situation is what goes around comes around and I'm reaping the same thing that I've sown."

THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION NOW APOLOGIZES FOR THE MIX-UP.

AND TOLD TYRONE THEY TRYING TO FIX IT--

BUT SAID THAT COULD TAKE MONTHS.

TYRONE SAYS HE CAN'T GET A JOB UNTIL THE PROBLEM IS FIXED. Return to index of stories...


MOM ATTACKED 911 CALL-SS, VOWIPE


RIGHT NOW NBC-2 IS ON THE TRAIL OF A MAN WHO ATTACKED A MOM--

WHILE SHE WAS JOGGING WITH HER KID.

IT HAPPENED AT EAST NAPLES COMMUNITY PARK, JUST TWO DAYS AGO, ALONG A BIKE TRAIL.

THE VICTIM WAS JOGGING WITH HER YOUNG DAUGHTER DURING THE DAYTIME.

THAT'S WHEN SHE SAYS A MAN CAME UP BEHIND HER AND HIT HER ON THE HEAD.

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...


MOM ATTACKED 911 CALL-SOTVO-BNR


@:42-

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

shook up right now."

WHITE FLASH

:04:23 shocked. speechless.

:02

BUTT SOT---

;03;30 im never going to run here again.

:04

THE ATTACKER IS STILL ON THE LOOSE.

THE SHERIFFS OFFICE ADVISES YOU TO JOG WITH A BUDDY AND KEEP A PHONE WITH YOU.

IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO ATTACKED THIS MOTHER, CONTACT COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES.

THEIR INFORMATION IS UNDER NEWSLINKS ON NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


SWFL CHAMBER DRONES-VO, SS


THE CHAMBER OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS ABOUT TO HOST A DIFFERENT KIND OF INFORMATIONAL MEETING.

IT'S ALL ABOUT DRONES, --- OR UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES.

AND THE ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES FOR BUSINES OWNERS WHEN THEY BECOME LEGAL.

EXPERTS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, CONSTRUCTION, SEARCH AND RESCUE, CONSERVATION WILL TALK ABOUT HOW DRONES CAN BE USED.

IT BEGAN ABOUT AN HOUR AGO AT THE CITY PIER BUILDING--

FORMERLY ART OF THE OLYMPIANS IN FORT MYERS.

COUNT ON NBC2 TO BRING YOU MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT MEETING LATER TODAY ON NBC2 NEWS AT FOUR. Return to index of stories...


PG BEARS-VO WIPE


NBC-2 IS TRACKING NEW REPORTS OF BEARS IN PUNTA GORDA.

OVER THE PAST 3 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."

THE 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...


LAKE O RELEASES-VO


WATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE ARE CAUSING PROBLEMS AGAIN BUT THIS TIME, IT'S BECAUSE OF A *LACK* OF FRESH WATER.

LAST SUMMER, RECORD RAINFALL FORCING THE ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS TO RELEASE WATER FROM THE LAKE INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE.

THE FRESH WATER UPSET THE ECOSYSTEM IN THE ESTUARIES AND ALONG THE BEACHES, KILLING MARING LIFE, AND TURNING THE WATER BROWN.

THIS YEAR, THERE HASN'T BEEN ENOUGH RAINFALL AND CALOOSAHATCHEE IS TOO SALTY- THE RIVER ACTUALLY NEEDS AN INFLUX OF WATER. Return to index of stories...


DEP IN COLLIER-VO WIPE


STATE OFFICIALS ARE TESTING THE GROUNDWATER OFF IMMOKALEE ROAD IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CANCELLED A PLANNED NEWS CONFERENCE YESTERDAY TO TALK ABOUT THE TESTS AFTER THE DRILLING COMPANY REFUSED TO ALLOW MEDIA ON THE SITE.

COLLIER COMMISSIONERS TELL NBC 2 THEY'RE DISAPPOINTED THAT MOST COMMUNICATION WITH THE D-E-P HAS BEEN THROUGH NEWS RELEASES. Return to index of stories...


DEP IN COLLIER-SOTVO


COMMISSIONER TIM NANCE, COLLIER COUNTY

"This could only be the first of many other applications so we need to iron out our protocol and our regulations, and the sooner DEP starts and cooperates the sooner I'll be happy."

THE DAN. A. HUGHES COMPANY SAYS D-E-P DID NOT GIVE THEM ENOUGH TIME TO ACCOMMODATE THE MEDIA.

AND A MEDIA TOUR OF THE SITE WILL HAPPEN IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO. Return to index of stories...


ROAD SAFETY BILLS-CG


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT JUST SIGNED TWO BILLS INTO LAW DESIGNED TO MAKE FLORIDA'S 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...


CITIZENS RATE-BNR


TODAY WE'LL FIND OUT IF FLORIDA'S LARGEST PROPERTY INSURER GETS TO LOWER RATES.

LATER TODAY THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR CITIZENS INSURANCE WILL VOTE ON THE PROPOSAL TO LOWER SOME RATES.

WE PUT MORE INFORMATION ON WHO WILL BE IMPACTED BY THE DECREASE ON OUR WEBSITE.

JUST GO TO NEWSLINKS AT NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN-VO


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

LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON - 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...


BAYSHORE FIRE-SS


SOME BAYSHORE FIREFIGHTERS MAY LOSE THEIR JOBS.

LAST NIGHT--

VOTERS REJECTED THE BAYSHORE FIRE ASSESSMENT TAX.

726 VOTES AGAINST. TO 258 PRO-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-VO


AND A SIMILAR ISSUE IS DEVELOPING 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...


KFC HOAX NEW DETAILS-VO WIPE


NBC-2 IS GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF WHETHER IT REALLY WAS A HOAX AT KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN.

IT STARTED WHEN THE FAMILY OF LITTLE VICTORIA WILCHER ACCUSED A K-F-C EMPLOYEE OF ASKING THE GIRL TO LEAVE BECAUSE HER FACIAL SCARS WERE TOO GRUESOME FOR OTHER CUSTOMERS.

K-F-C'S CORPORATE OFFICE NOW SAYS THERE'S NO EVIDENCE THAT EVER HAPPENED AND THEY THINK THE FAMILY MADE UP THE STORY FOR PUBLIC SYMPATHY AND DONATIONS.

THE FAMILY HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN 135 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DONATIONS.

DESPITE WORD THE FAMILY MAY HAVE MADE UP THE STORY, A NAPLES DOCTOR WHO OFFERED TO MAKE THE GIRL AN PROSTHETIC EYE FOR FREE, SAYS HE WILL STILL DO IT. Return to index of stories...


KFC HOAX NEW DETAILS-SOTVO


20:38-20:50

When I make a commitment put it in the bank. It's going to happen. I want this child to have an eye like I promised and I want to see her go to normal.

ALSO-

K-F-C OFFICIALS CONFIRM-

THEY WILL STILL HONOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO MAKE A 30-THOUSAND DOLLAR DONATION TO HELP WITH VICTORIA'S MEDICAL BILLS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


THE STORY OF THAT MISSING 8-MONTH OLD BABY IN TEXAS CAPTURED HEADLINES EARLIER THIS WEEK--

NOW THE MOTHER OF THAT BABY IS TALKING FOR THE FIRST TIME.

SHE'LL TELL YOU HOW THOSE 20-SECONDS CHANGED HER LIFE FOREVER.

AND IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT A CORPSE FLOWER SMELLS LIKE--

CONSIDER YOURSELF LUCKY--

VERY LUCKY!!

ONE MAN HAS SEVERAL OF THEM IN HIS YARD!! Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A) MOTHER CARJACKING-VO


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TZ4 B) CORPSE FLOWER-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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MOTHER CARJACKING-ON CAM


EARLIER THIS WEEK--

A CARJACKER TOOK OFF WITH A BABY IN HOUSTON, TEXAS--

BEFORE LEAVING THE LITTLE GIRL TO SPEND THE NIGHT ALONE IN A FIELD.

NOW HER MOTHER IS SHARING THEIR STORY.

EXPLAINING HOW JUST SIX SECONDS TURNED INTO THE WORST SEVEN HOURS OF HER LIFE.

JENNIFER BAUER REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


MOTHER CARJACKING-PKG


KISSES FROM HER BABY ARE MUCH SWEETER NOW.

JUST ONE DAY AGO. LASHANNA HAILEY DIDN'T KNOW IF SHE'D EVER SEE HER EIGHT MONTH OLD DAUGHTER AGAIN.

"It was hell on earth."

HAILEY SAYS SHE LOST A PIECE OF HERSELF MONDAY - JUST AFTER ONE A-M - WHEN A THIEF STOLE HER CAR FROM THIS GAS STATION IN NORTH HOUSTON. BABY GENESIS WAS ASLEEP IN THE BACK SEAT.

HAILEY RAN IN TO GET A SODA, NEVER TAKING HER EYES OF THE CAR.

WITHIN SIX SECONDS, SHE SAYS, A MAN GOT BEHIND THE WHEEL AND STARTED TO DRIVE AWAY.

"I ran outside, he threw the car in reverse, I grabbed the door, I jumped on the car and I asked him to give me my baby!"

THE MAN -- MATCHING THIS DESCRIPTION -- DROVE OFF.

AND FOR SEVEN HOURS, HAILEY DIDN'T KNOW WHERE GENESIS WAS.

A JOGGER FOUND HER ABANDONED IN A FIELD, STILL STRAPPED IN HER CARSEAT.

COVERED IN MOSQUITO AND ANT BITES. SHE HAD A DIRTY DIAPER AND WAS STARVING.

"I'm just happy to have my baby back. I love her so much. She's my world."

AS FOR LEAVING HER IN THE CAR - ALONE.

HAILEY SAYS SHE'S NEVER DONE IT BEFORE AND SHE'LL NEVER DO IT AGAIN.

"Don't ever leave your baby in the car.not even for a second. Because that one second could change your whole world, your life.everything." Return to index of stories...


MOTHER CARJACKING-TAG


JENNIFER BAUER REPORTING.

POLICE HAVE NOT DETERMINED IF THE MOTHER WILL FACE ANY CHARGES--

FOR LEAVING THE BABY ALONE IN THE CAR. Return to index of stories...


CHRIS BROWN IN COURT-VO


SINGER CHRIS BROWN WILL BE BACK IN A D-C COURTROOM LATER TODAY.

THE 25-YEAR-OLD PLANS TO ENTER A "NO-CONTEST" PLEA TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT.

THE PLEA WOULD ALLOW HIM TO MAINTAIN HIS INNOCENCE--

WHILE ADMITTING PROSECUTORS HAVE SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE TO CONVICT HIM.

BROWN WAS ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY HITTING A MAN OUTSIDE A D.C. HOTEL.

HE RECENTLY SPENT MORE THAN 2-MONTHS IN JAIL--

FOR VIOLATING PROBATION. Return to index of stories...


ECONOMY SHRANK-ON CAM


THE ECONOMY IS STRUGGLING.

THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT *SHRANK* NEARLY 3-PERCENT.

DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF THIS YEAR.

THAT'S THE BIGGEST SETBACK SINCE THE 2007 RECESSION.

MUCH OF THE DECLINE IS BLAMED ON THE HARSH WINTER--

GOOD NEWS THOUGH - ECONOMISTS EXPECT THE ECONOMY TO REBOUND THIS SUMMER. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

More heat and humidity is on the way this afternoon. We'll see a blend of sun & clouds during the PM hours, with highs soaring into the mid 90s.

High pressure in the gulf will help keep rain chances low Wednesday afternoon however, can't completely rule out a few isolated pop-up showers further inland. Some activity may try to push back into the Urban Corridor later this evening.

Overnight tonight, above average low temperatures will be common. Calling it 75° in Ft. Myers and 72° in Naples. Stepping out the door you'll instantly feel that extra moisture and mugginess.

Thursday, our typical summer like pattern starts to work its way back into the area. Rain chances start to ramp up in the afternoon. Will call Thursday around 30% of afternoon showers with the potential for a few storms. Along the coastline we'll stay dry as activity is favored for inland areas.

Tracking The Tropics

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...


CORPSE FLOWER COLLECTION-ON CAM


IT'S QUITE AN IMPRESSIVE COLLECTION.

A FLORIDA MAN HAS AMASSED A LOT OF THINGS OVER THE YEARS--

SINCE HE'S RETIRED FROM THE NAVY.

HE COLLECTS EVERYTHING--

FROM DIVING HELMETS TO FANS TO EXOTIC PLANTS.

BUT ONE OF THEM IS SO RARE--

IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE ONE CAN GROW IT IN HIS OWN BACKYARD.

LEWIS TURNER REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


CORPSE FLOWER COLLECTION-PKG


"And they are all very unique, and they are just not around."

CALVIN BEAVER IS A COLLECTOR.

"I have about 75."

OF COLLECTIONS.

"I collect all kinds of things."

ANTIQUE FANS

"I really enjoy the fans."

DIVERS HELMETS, TRACTORS' SEATS

"Axes and hammers."

BUT THE COLLECTION THAT BLOOMS GROWING ABOVE THE REST IS IN HIS GARDEN.

HIS YARD IS SPLIT 50-50 WITH HIS WIFE

"The pool is hers, the plants are mine"

BUT NOT JUST ANY PLANTS. YOU SEE CURB APPEAL IS NOT HIS REALM.

"That's my wife's. I help her plant it but she goes off to buy herself, she wants color in her front yard, I don't car about color."

HE WANTS EXOTIC

"Dioscorea Elephantipes"

RARE

"Alluaudia Montagnacii"

THOUSANDS

"This is the first green house of several. This one is for cacti and succulents."

A PAINFUL HOBBY DRAWING BLOOD

"Twice a day - ha-ha"

BUT THIS ONLY SCRATCHES THE SURFACE

"This is the reason we are here. This is Amorphophallus Titanum"

OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE CORPSE FLOWER.

"Because it smells like rotting meat"

ONE OF THE MOST ARE PLANTS IN THE WORLD. BECAUSE OF HOW HARD TO KEEP IT ALIVE, A UNIVERSITY OR A BOTANICAL GARDEN MAY HAVE ONE OR TWO.

"there is a hundred ways it can die and only three ways in can prosper"

CALVIN HAS SEVEN

"It's not that it can't happen, it's just it can't happen in a backyard"

HE BOUGHT THE SEEDS FOR THIS PLANT 12 YEARS AGO, WITH THE WARNING

"No guarantees, they said it's for the advance gardner, if you wanna try it, go ahead"

HE'S BABIED, NURTURED AND WAITED, MORE THAN A DECADE FOR JUST ONE BLOOM.

'it was shocking"

AND WHILE HE DOES HAVE THE FANS, HELMETS AND THE WORLD'S MOST RARE PLANT, IT SEEMS HIS MOST IMPRESSIVE COLLECTION IS PATIENCE.

"Well, it's an accomplishment of bringing something around to get it to produce." Return to index of stories...


CORPSE FLOWER COLLECTION-TAG


LOUIS TURNER REPORTING.

CALVIN SAYS HIS "CORPSE FLOWER" COLLECTION DOESN'T BOTHER HIS NEIGHBORS--

EXCEPT FOR THE ONE TIME A YEAR IT BLOOMS--

AND AGAIN--

SMELLS LIKE ROTTING MEAT. Return to index of stories...


ADDICTED TO BUSYNESS-VO


ADDICTION CAN REAR ITS UGLY HEAD IN MANY FORMS--

FROM DRUGS AND ALCOHOL TO SHOPPING AND GAMBLING.

BUT DID YOU KNOW LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE ADDICTED TO "BEING BUSY"!

INK MAGAZINE RECENTLY STUDIED THE CONSEQUENCE OF TAKING ON TOO MUCH.

IN ITS MOST SIMPLE FORM--

HAVING A FULL SCHEDULE FEELS GOOD AND FLATTERS OUR EGOS.

BUT IN ITS MOST DANGEROUS FORM--

IT IS AN UNCONTROLLED URGE TO BE IN A STATE OF CONSTANT BUSYNESS--

A NEED TO GET STUFF DONE.

DOCTORS SAY SOME PEOPLE GET A "HIGH" FROM DOING a lot OF STUFF--

AND THEY NEED BIGGER DOSES TO KEEP THEM SATISFIED.

IN SOME PEOPLE--

IT CAN RUIN RELATIONSHIPS. Return to index of stories...


BITE BUZZING WORLDWIDE-SOTVO, SS


NOW TO ALL THE BUZZ OVER A BITE THIS MORNING.

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...


OCTOPUS PICKS TIE-VO


SOMETIMES IT'S EASIER NOT TO MAKE A TOUGH DECISION.

AND THAT'S WHAT GERMANY'S OCTOPUS ORACLE DID TODAY.

REGINA THE OCTOPUS PREDICTED A TIE IN TOMORROW'S WORLD CUP MATCH BETWEEN GERMANY AND THE U-S.

THAT'S GREAT NEWS FOR THE U-S.

BECAUSE WITH A DRAW--

BOTH TEAMS WOULD ADVANCE TO THE NEXT ROUND.

REGINA CORRECTLY PREDICTED GERMANY'S 2014 WORLD CUP WIN AGAINST PORTUGAL--

BUT SHE WAS WRONG ABOUT SATURDAY'S GERMANY-GHANA MATCH. Return to index of stories...


SMITHSONIAN ATTENDANCE DOWN-VO


ATTENDANCE AT THE NATION'S MUSEUM IS DOWN THIS YEAR.

SMITHSONIAN OFFICIALS SAY THE NUMBER OF VISITORS IS DOWN SOME 2-MILLION PEOPLE.

COMPARED TO THE SAME TIME A YEAR AGO.

OFFICIALS BLAME THE DROP ON THE WEATHER--

AND THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN WHICH ALSO CLOSED THE MUSEUM'S DOORS LAST OCTOBER.

LAST YEAR--

THE SMITHSONIAN COUNTED ABOUT 30-MILLION VISITS TO ITS MUSEUMS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


IS SITTING EVEN MORE DANGEROUS THAN SMOKING?

FIRST AT FOUR THE NEW WARNING HEALTH EXPERTS HAVE FOR PEOPLE WHO SIT FOR MORE THAN THREE HOURS A DAY.

PLUS THE SUPREME COURT SAYS POLICE NEED A WARRANT TO BEFORE THEY CAN TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR CELL PHONE.

NEXT AT FOUR AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE CONSEQUENCES.

AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT'S INSIDE YOUR POOL?

WE DIVE DEEP TO LOOK AT THE BACTERIA LURKING INSIDE AND WHETHER IT REALLY POSES A HEALTH RISK. Return to index of stories...


B) CELL PHONES-VOTOPS


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C) POOL GERMS-VOTOPS


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TS1: MISSING KIDS PARENTS-TRXVSS TOPS


THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTED *BOTH* BIOLOGICAL PARENTS--

OF THOSE TWO ESTERO TODDLERS WHO WENT MISSING YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

28-YEAR-OLD RACHEAL DAVIS WAS BOOKED JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT--

ALONG WITH 29-YEAR-OLD COLE MICHAEL THOMAS.

BOTH FACE TWO FELONY COUNTS OF CHILD NEGLECT WITHOUT BODILY HARM.

THIS IS *NEW* VIDEO FROM THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OF THEIR BOOKING ARREST LATE LAST NIGHT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY BOTH PARENTS WERE ASLEEP--

WHEN THEIR CHILDREN--

CASPIAN THOMAS AND INNOCENCE DAVIS--

WALKED OUT THE FRONT DOOR BETWEEN NOON AND ONE O'CLOCK.

THE KIDS WERE FOUND SAFE--

AND ARE IN DCF CUSTODY.

THE 2 PARENTS WILL BE BACK IN COURT TODAY AT 1:30 FOR A D-C-F HEARING.

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TS2: CHILD DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


A CHARLOTTE COUNTY GIRL IS DEAD TODAY.

THE CALL CAME IN AROUND 7PM LAST NIGHT.

NEIGHBORS SAY THEY SAW EMERGENCY RESPONSE CREWS RUSH OUT OF THE HOUSE--

WITH A MOTIONLESS 2 YEAR OLD.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY WERE RESPONDING TO A CALL--

INVOLVING A DRESSER FALLING ON A 2 YEAR OLD GIRL.

SHE WAS RUSHED TO BAY FRONT PORT CHARLOTTE WHERE SHE LATER PRONOUNCED DEAD.

THERE IS STILL AN OPEN DEATH INVESTIGATION ON THIS CASE--

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TS3: DEP PROTESTS-VOTOPS


PROTESTORS ARE DEMONSTRATING AT THE COLLIER HOGAN OIL DRILLING SITE TODAY.

THEY'RE UPSET OVER ALL OF THE DRILLING AND FRACKING THAT'S TAKING PLACE ON THE SITE.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIROMENTAL PROTECTION IS SETTING UP EQUIPMENT--

AT SEVERAL AQUIFER MONITORING WELLS.

THE AGENCY IS TESTING FOR MORE THAN 100 CHEMICALS--

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MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


TAKING ONE LAST LOOK AT THE DOW THIS HOUR. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-3-SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


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NEW VIDEO OF PARENTS


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