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HL1) COMCAST JOBS-REM LIVE (LIVE LOOK) HUMANE SOCIETY WARNING-TRX-VO
HL2) WORLD CUP-SOTVO HUMANE SOCIETY WARNING-SOTVO
HL3) WEATHER-WX CENTER STRANDED MANATEE-VO
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP TEASE THREE-TRXSOTVO
COMCAST ANNOUNCEMENT-2 SHOT DBX TZ3A) MISSING CHILD FOUND-SOTVO
COMCAST ANNOUNCEMENT-REMLIVE TZ3B) BOYTON BEACH COP-VOTOPS
COMCAST ANNOUNCEMENT-VO TS1 COMCAST-TRIP ANIBOX
COMCAST ANNOUNCEMENT-REMLIVE TS2) RICK SCOTT NBC2-TRIP ANIBOX
RICK SCOTT ON JOBS-TC MON SOT TS3) WORLD CUP FEVER-TRIP ANIBOX
RICK SCOTT ON CHRIST-TC MON NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
RICK SCOTT ON CHRIST-SOT OC MISSING CHILD FOUND IN BASEMENT-INTRO
RICK SCOTT CRIST POLL-TRX SS MISSING CHILD FOUND IN BASEMENT-PKG
ESTERO TODDLERS UPDATE-VO BOYNTON BEACH COP-TRXVOTOPS
ESTERO TODDLERS UPDATE-SOTVO CHARLOTTE DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO
BOEHNER LAWSUIT-TRX-VO CHARLOTTE DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO
BOEHNER LAWSUIT-SOTVO CHILDREN ON THE BOARDER-INTRO
SEVERE WEATHER-OC-TRX-NATSVO CHILDREN ON THE BOARDER-PKG
MO PLANE CRASH-TRXVOTOPS BEACH REPORT-OC-SS
BITTER-TRXVOTOPS NAPLES BIKE ROBBERY-OC-SS
WORLD CUP PREVIEW-INTRO ATTACK ON CAM-VO
WORLD CUP PREVIEW-REM LIVE SS ATTACK ON CAM-SOTVO
WORLD CUP PREVIEW-rem live FL GETS OLDER-OTS
WORLD CUP PREVIEW-SOT CUBE WATERMELONS -VOTOPS
WORLD CUP PREVIEW-REM LIVS FSS TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
CHEVY CRUZE RECALL-TRX VO TZ4A) CANCER BARBIES-SOTVO
AIRPORTS AND TALL BUILDINGS-OC VO WEATHER TEASE-STC
AEREO TRAVEL-OC VO FAMILY CAUGHT IN SHOOTOUT-ON CAM
4TH OF JULY TRAVEL-TRX-VO FAMILY CAUGHT IN SHOOTOUT-PKG
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
TZ1A) DOG DRAGGING-VOTOPS-TRX WEATHER-WX WALL
TZ1B) BATS ON RADAR-VOTOPS CHEMO BARBIES FOR GIRLS-PLASMA VO
WEATHER-STC CHEMO BARBIES FOR GIRLS-PKG
BATS ON RADAR-TRXVOTOPS ACNE PRODUCT WARNING-VO-CG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP TZ5A) HEALTH MATTERS-TRXVOTOPS
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL TZ5B) CONCERT SICKNESS-VOTOPS
CLAWSON SWORN IN-NATVOTOP-SS-OC VEGAN MOM ARRESTED-VO
DOG DRAGGING-TRX VO VEGAN MOM ARRESTED-SOTVO
DOG DRAGGING-SOTVO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
CAR FIRE DEATH-OTS-VO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
LEE COUNTY DRONES-OC-NATSVO-CG FACEBOOK 69 PERCENT MALE-TRXVOTOPS
SCOTUS CELLPHONES-VO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
SCOTUS CELLPHONES-SOTVO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
OBAMA IN MINNESTOTA-VOTOPS BOSTON CONCERT SUBSTANCE-OC-NATSVO
UTAH SAME SEX MARRIAGE-VOTOPS CLINTON BOOK SALES DROP-TRXVOTOPS
NBA DRAFT TONIGHT-OC NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM
SOCCER BALL HAIRCUT-OC VO NOON TZA) MISSING KIDS 911-SS
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT NOON TZB) COMCAST JOBS-VO
TZ2A) CREDIT CARD FRAUD-FSS NOON TZC) SUAREZ BANNED-VO
TZ1B) HUMANE SOCIETY-VOTOPS CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA
CREDIT CARD FRAUD-TRX OTS SS  


HL1) COMCAST JOBS-REM LIVE (LIVE LOOK)


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW--

COMCAST IS SET TO MAKE A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT BRINGING MORE JOBS TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NBC 2 WILL BRING YOU THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS LIVE ON THE NEWS AT 11. Return to index of stories...


HL2) WORLD CUP-SOTVO


i believe that we will win, I believe that we will win,

THE U-S AND GERMANY WILL GO HEAD-TO-HEAD AT THE WORLD CUP TODAY.

AND NBC-2 IS TRACKING DOWN HOW LOCAL FANS ARE PREPARING FOR THE BIG GAME. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WEATHER-WX CENTER


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NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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COMCAST ANNOUNCEMENT-2 SHOT DBX


COMCAST IS CREATING 220 NEW JOBS IN LEE COUNTY.

GOOD MORNING IM KELLIE BURNS

AND IM STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

THE CABLE, PHONE AND INTERNET PROVIDER MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT WITHIN THE LAST HOUR.

NBC 2'S SAM SWEENEY IS AT COMCAST HEADQUARTERS IN LEE COUNTY WHERE THE NEWS WAS JUST ANNOUNCED.

SAM WHAT KIND OF JOBS? Return to index of stories...


COMCAST ANNOUNCEMENT-REMLIVE


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COMCAST ANNOUNCEMENT-VO


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COMCAST ANNOUNCEMENT-REMLIVE


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RICK SCOTT ON JOBS-TC MON SOT


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT JOINED US THIS MORNING IN THE STUDIO BEFORE he attended THAT ANNOUNCEMENT.

HIS FOCUS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ON CREATING JOBS AND GETTING PEOPLE BACK TO WORK.

HE PROMISED 700 THOUSAND JOBS statewide IN 7 YEARS.

THAT GOAL HAS NOT YET BEEN met BUT HE DID TALK ABOUT WHAT JOBS HAVE BEEN CREATED HERE specifically in southwest florida.

TAKE A LISTEN.

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RICK SCOTT ON CHRIST-TC MON


THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR IS HEATING UP.

THE LATEST BATTLE BEING WAGED BETWEEN RICK SCOTT AND CHARLIE CRIST IS OVER TAX RETURNS.

SCOTT LAUNCHED A NEW STATEWIDE AD CRITICIZING CRIST FOR NOT RELEASING HIS TAX RETURNS.

CRIST *DID RELEASE RETURNS FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS.

WE ASKED THE GOVERNOR ABOUT THAT THIS MORNING AND HE SAYS ITS STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

TAKE A LISTEN. Return to index of stories...


RICK SCOTT ON CHRIST-SOT OC


HE DIDNT DO HE AND HIS WIFE,.PUBLICS GOING TO LET HIM GET AWAY WITH IT

ACCORDING TO THE TAMPA BAY TIMES, CRIST SAID SCOTT WAS QUOTE "OUT OF BOUNDS" TO MAKE HIS WIFE A CAMPAIGN ISSUE.

WE WANT TO MENTION WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO CHARLIE CRIST'S CAMP TO INVITE HIM ON OUR SHOW.BUT WE HAVE NOT YET HEARD BACK.

NBC2 HAS LEARNED charlie crist WILL BE HOLDING A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY in miami AT 2PM.

COUNT ON US TO BRING YOU THE DETAILS FROM THAT MEETING. Return to index of stories...


RICK SCOTT CRIST POLL-TRX SS


A NEW POLL FROM THE FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE'S POLITICAL INSTITUTE.HAS GOVERNOR SCOTT AHEAD OF FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST.

THE POLL SHOWS SCOTT AHEAD WITH 41 PERCENT, WITH CRIST AT 38 PERCENT.

THE POLL ALSO FINDS 43 PERCENT THINK FLORIDA IS HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. AND 41 PERCENT THINK THE SUNSHINE STATE IS GOING THE WRONG WAY.

AND A MAJORITY. 52 PERCENTOF THOSE SURVEYED. APPROVE OF GOVERNOR SCOTT. WHILE 42 PERCENT DISAPPROVE. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TODDLERS UPDATE-VO


THE PARENTS OF THE TWO ESTERO TODDLERS AT THE CENTER OF A MASSIVE SEARCH ARE REMAIN IN JAIL THIS MORNING, CHARGED WITH FELONY CHILD NEGLECT.

THREE-YEAR-OLD INNOCENCE DAVIS AND TWO-YEAR-OLD CASPIAN THOMAS ARE IN FOSTER CARE.

A CUSTODY BATTLE IS BREWING AS FAMILY MEMBERS TRY TO GET THE CHILDREN.

D-C-F WILL NOW DO A HOME STUDY TO DETERMINE IF ONE OF THE CHILDREN'S AUNTS IS FIT TO CARE FOR THEM. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TODDLERS UPDATE-SOTVO


Melissa Maner/ Children's Aunt - "I would do almost anything for them as if they were my own."

D-C-F HAS INVESTIGATED THE CHILDREN'S MOTHER SIX TIMES FOR ALLEGATIONS OF NEGLECT. Return to index of stories...


BOEHNER LAWSUIT-TRX-VO


HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER IS MOVING FORWARD WITH A LAWSUIT AGAINST PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA FOR MISUSING EXECUTIVE POWERS.

REPUBLICANS SAY THE PRESIDENT IS MISUSING HIS EXECUTIVE POWERS BY SIDE-STEPPING CONGRESS ON IMMIGRATION AND OTHER POLICIES, INCLUDING A DECISION TO EXTEND FAMILY LEAVE TO SAME-SEX COUPLES AND BAR FEDERAL CONTRACTORS FROM DISCRIMINATING AGAINST GAY EMPLOYEES.

MINORITY LEADER NANCY PELOSI LIKENED THIS LAWSUIT TO A CHILDISH TANTRUM. Return to index of stories...


BOEHNER LAWSUIT-SOTVO


"There really needs to be an adult in that room of the Republican caucus, I hope the Speaker is that adult." "They're doing nothing here and so they have to give some aura of activity." BUTTED TO "Not only does the President regularly ignore the law he brags about it." "It's arrogance and incompetence right down the line."

BOEHNER DIDN'T SAY WHICH ORDER THE LAWSUIT WILL TARGET.

HE PLANS A HOUSE VOTE IN JULY TO AUTHORIZE THE LAWSUIT. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE WEATHER-OC-TRX-NATSVO


NBC-2 IS TRACKING SEVERE WEATHER THAT'S HITTING THE COUNTRY'S MIDSECTION.

IT'S NOW MOVING EAST, CAUSING FLOODING IN OHIO.

POWER LINES ARE ALSO DOWN IN INDIANA AND PENNSYLVANIA.

AND LOOK AT THIS IN MINNESOTA!

EVEN ROLLERCOASTERS ARE UNDERWATER!

FEMA IS NOW JOINING STATE OFFICIALS AND STARTING TO ASSESS DAMAGE.

THE GOVERNOR WILL MAKE A REQUEST FOR A PRESIDENTIAL DECLARATION OF DISASTER.

THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER IS EXPECTED TO CREST LATER TODAY IN ST. PAUL.

RIGHT NOW IT'S IN MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. Return to index of stories...


MO PLANE CRASH-TRXVOTOPS


ONE PERSON WAS HOSPITALIZED AFTER A PLANE CRASH AND FIRE IN MISSOURI.

THE PLANE CRASHED NEAR ROUTE 364.

AUTHORITIES SAID THE PILOT WAS ABLE TO MAKE IT OUT AND CALL FOR HELP.

THE PILOT WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

HE WAS ONLY ONE IN THE PLANE.

THERE'S NO WORD YET ON WHAT CAUSED THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


BITTER-TRXVOTOPS


BRAND NEW AT 11:00

URUGUAY STRIKER LUIS SUAREZ HAS BEEN BANNED FROM SOCCER FOR FOUR MONTHS FOR BITING AN ITALIAN PLAYER AT THE WORLD CUP,

THE BAN ALSO COVERS URUGUAY'S NEXT NINE INTERNATIONAL GAMES. HE WAS ALSO FINED $112-THOUSAND DOLLARS

THE BAN IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP PREVIEW-INTRO


IN LESS THAN AN HOUR, THE AMERICAN SOCCER TEAM TAKES ON GERMANY IN THE WORLD CUP.

NBC2s ALEX DE ARMAS IS LIVE AT THE TILTED KILT RESTAURANT IN SOUTH FORT MYERS--- WHERE FANS ARE COUNTING DOWN TILL KICK OFF. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP PREVIEW-REM LIVE SS


ON CAM

GUYS -

DESCRIBE SCENE.

IF YOURE COMING OUT.

HERES WAS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

THE GAME AGAINST GERMANY STARTS AT NOON.

ITS ON ESPN.

IF USA WINS OR TIES-- WE CAN MOVE ON UP TO THE NEXT ROUND. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP PREVIEW-rem live


WE SPOKE TO SEVERAL FANS HERE--

AND IN THIS CROWD WE HAVE A GROUP CALLED THE AMERICAN OUTLAWS-- A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION WITH THE SOLE PURPOSE OF CHEERING ON OUR TEAM. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP PREVIEW-SOT


"I'm a big Orlando city fan and our biggest rivals are Tampa. But when USA plays, we all get together, the lines go away. The motto of the American outlaws is unite and strengthen. BUTTED TO "There'll be a lot of call outs. I feeling a little sick. A lot of long lunches." Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP PREVIEW-REM LIVS FSS


SINCE THIS GAME IS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY-- WE ASKED YOU ON FACEBOOK WHAT YOURE DOING TO SEE THE GAME.

Andre fortunes post

Jesse bouchards post

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU--

GO TO OUT FACEBOOK PAGE AND TELL US WHAT YOURE DOING FOR THE GAME TODAY.

GERMAN FANS TOO.

AND IF YOURE COMING OUT HERE TO THE TILTED KILT OR SOMEWHERE ELSE TO SEE THE GAME-- YOU HAVE LESS THAN AN HOUR TILL KICK OFF.

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


CHEVY CRUZE RECALL-TRX VO


NOW TO AN ALL NEW CONSUMER ALERT THIS MORNING.

MORE BAD NEWS FOR G-M.

THEY'VE ORDERED DEALERS IN THE U-S AND CANADA TO STOP SELLING 2013 AND 2014 CHEVY CRUZE SEDANS BECAUSE OF A POTENTIAL AIRBAG DEFECT.

SOME 33-THOUSAND CARS ARE INVOLVED.

THE AIRBAGS WERE MADE BY A JAPANESE SUPPLIER.

A STOP-SALE ORDER, BY THE WAY, IS NOT THE SAME AS A RECALL.

THE CRUZE IS G-M'S BEST-SELLING CAR MODEL IN THE UNITED STATES, SELLING 248-THOUSAND LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


AIRPORTS AND TALL BUILDINGS-OC VO


THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO DRAMATICALLY LOWER THE HEIGHT LIMITS OF BUILDINGS NEAR HUNDREDS OF AIRPORTS, BUT THE PROPOSAL IS DRAWING FIRE FROM THOSE WHO SAY IT WILL REDUCE PROPERTY VALUES.

THE PROPOSAL WOULD CHANGE THE WAY THE FAA ASSESSES PLANS TO BUILD NEAR AIRPORTS TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT POTENTIAL HAZARDS CREATED FOR TAKEOFFS.

BUT DEVELOPERS SAY IS LIKELY TO REDUCE THE VALUE OF THOUSANDS OF PROPERTIES LOCATED NEAR THE NATIONS SMALLER AIRPORTS. Return to index of stories...


AEREO TRAVEL-OC VO


DESPITE THE SUPREME COURT'S RULING THAT INTERNET STREAMING SERVICE AEREO IS ILLEGAL--

MANY SUPPORTERS SAY THE DESIRE FOR A SERVICE THAT ALLOWS THEM TO WATCH WHATEVER THEY WANT ON THEIR MOBILE DEVICE IS THERE.

THE HIGH COURT OVERWHELMINGLY RULED THE SERVICE INFRINGES ON COPYRIGHT LAWS MEANT TO PROTECT TRADITIONAL BROADCASTERS.

THE SERVICE WORKS BY PICKING UP OVER-THE-AIR SIGNALS AND STREAMS THEM OVER THE INTERNET.

THE SERVICE WAS ATTRACTIVE TO CONSUMERS BECAUSE THEY don’t HAVE TO PAY FOR HUGE BUNDLING PACKAGES BY BIG CABLE PROVIDERS. Return to index of stories...


4TH OF JULY TRAVEL-TRX-VO


NEW AT 11.

HIGHWAYS WILL BE PACKED ONCE AGAIN THIS JULY FOURTH WEEKEND, WITH 41 MILLION AMERICANS EXPECTED TO TRAVEL AT LEAST 50 MILES OR MORE.

THAT'S UP ABOUT 2 PERCENT LAST YEAR, ACCORDING TO TRIPLE A.

THE CALENDAR IS HELPING TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF VACATIONERS.

THE HOLIDAY FALLS ON A FRIDAY THIS YEAR, MAKING IT AN EASY THREE-DAY WEEKEND FOR MANY TRAVELERS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


A GOOD SAMARITAN IS ON A MISSON TO FIND THE MAN WHO COMMITTED A HORRIBLE ACT OF CRUELTY ON HIS DOG.

THE TERRIER MIX WAS DRAGGED DOWN A CAPE CORAL STREET, TIED UP TO A PICK-UP TRUCK!

WE WILL SHOW YOU HOW HE PLANS TO FIND THE PERSON WHO DID IT. --

USUALLY WE ARE TRACKING SNOW AND RAIN.

BUT THIS WEATHER RADAR SEEMS TO BE DETECTING OTHER THINGS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) DOG DRAGGING-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1B) BATS ON RADAR-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


BATS ON RADAR-TRXVOTOPS


ONE RADAR IN OKLAHOMA WAS TRACKING MORE THEN STORMS.

CHECK THIS OUT.

CAN YOU SEE THAT GREEN SHADING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RADAR---IT'S NOT RAIN -- IT'S ACTUALLY A COLONY OF BATS!

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS THIS IS NOT UNCOMMON IN THE SUMMER, AND BATS ARE USUALLY VISIBLE WHEN THEY HEAD OUT FOR THEIR NIGHTLY FEEDING.

METEOROLOGISTS SAY THE RADAR DETECTS THE BATS AS "BAGS OF WATER."

AS THEY SPREAD OUT -- THE IMAGE ON THE RADAR GETS BIGGER AND BIGGER. 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.

It was incredibly hot Wednesday. Area wide, many hit the mid 90s and it felt even hotter with that humidity. No surprise here, we're going for the same thing all over again Thursday afternoon. Many will once again top out in the mid 90s.

Storm chances increase during the afternoon as well. Northerly flow will help keep showers and storms to the south, much like Wednesday. However, can't rule out entirely one or two stray showers backing their way along any coastal area.

Overnight, mild and muggy conditions stay in place. Mid 70s will be common in most places with upper 70s along the coastal areas. Return to index of stories...


CLAWSON SWORN IN-NATVOTOP-SS-OC


33:40swearing in nats

CURT CLAWSON IS OFFICIALLY THE NEWEST MEMBER OF CONGRESS.

THE REPUBICAN FROM BONITA SPRINGS WAS SWORN IN YESTERDAY BY HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER.

CLAWSON WON THE DISTRICT 19 SPECIAL ELECTION TUESDAY NIGHT, AND WITHIN 24 HOURS WAS OFFICIALLY ON THE JOB.

CLAWSON REPLACES FORMER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL.

WHO RESIGNED EARLIER THIS YEAR.

CLAWSON WILL HAVE TO DEFEND THE SEAT FOR A FULL TERM IN THE NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION -- Return to index of stories...


DOG DRAGGING-TRX VO


IT'S A HEINOUS ACT THAT SHOCKED SO MANY PEOPLE.

NBC-2 HAS LEARNED, THE DOG THAT WAS PULLED BEHIND A PICK-UP TRUCK LAST WEEKEND, IS NOW OUT OF A VET'S CLINIC AND RECOVERING AT LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES.

LAST SATURDAY, NEIGHBORS AT A GARAGE SALE ON EAST RETUNDA PARKWAY SAY THEY SAW A DOG ON A LEASH JUMP OUT OF A MOVING PICK-UP TRUCK.

THE DOG'S OWNERS, STOPPED CUT IT LOOSE AND RAN OFF BEFORE ANYONE COULD IDENTIFY THEM.

NOW ONE MAN WHO WITNESSED IT ALL, SAYS HE'S DOING EVERYTHING IN HIS POWER TO TRACK DOWN THOSE RESPONSIBLE. Return to index of stories...


DOG DRAGGING-SOTVO


"This is an uncaring person that did this. If he would do this to an animal, what would he do to a child." BUTTED TO "I'd like to catch the guy and tie his ankles and drag him

PITTRO SAYS HE'S KNOCKED ON MORE THAN 30 HOMES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, HOPING SOMEBODY KNEW SOMETHING.

HE TELLS US HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY LUCK.

ANIMAL SERVICES SAYS THE DOG IS EXPECTED TO RECOVER. Return to index of stories...


CAR FIRE DEATH-OTS-VO


MORE NEW DETAILS RELEASED ABOUT A DEADLY CAR FIRE IN SAINT JAMES CITY.

DEPUTIES FOUND 93 YEAR OLD CLARENCE BUELL IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT OF THIS BURNED OUT CAR SUNDAY.

INVESTIGATERS SAY THE ELDERLY MAN TIRE HAD SHREDDED -- HE HAD BEEN DRIVING ON THE RIMS WHEN THE VAN CAUGHT FIRE. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY DRONES-OC-NATSVO-CG


WE HAVE NEW REACTION TODAY TO THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE BUYING 2 DRONES.

nats of drone flying

THE DRONES COST ABOUT 12-HUNDRED DOLLARS A PIECE.

SENDING UP A HELICOPTER CAN COST HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS AN HOUR.

THE DRONES MAP OUT CRIME SCENES, AND CUT DOWN ON THE DANGER FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT.

THE DRONES CANNOT SEE INTO HOMES AND DO NOT HAVE HEAT SENSORS.

YOU OUR VIEWERS HAD A LOT OF OPINIONS ABOUT THIS.

RICK WRITES "I TOTALLY SUPPORT THE NEW DRONE TECHNOLOGY, BUT THERE ARE RULES.

POLICE CANNOT JUST ARBITRARILY USE THE NEW TECHNOLOGY AS AN EYE IN THE SKY TO MONITOR THE PUBLIC."

ERIC SAYS "HOW MANY ABUSING WAYS WILL THESE BE USED IN JUST THE FIRST YEAR?

HERE WE GO. IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME."

AS ALWAYS WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS. Return to index of stories...


SCOTUS CELLPHONES-VO


A HUGE VICTORY FOR PRIVACY RIGHTS ADVOCATES.

JUSTICES RULED UNANIMOUSLY THAT POLICE MAY NOT LOOK INTO THE CONTENTS OF YOUR CELL PHONE JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE UNDER ARREST.

TWO THIRDS OF AMERICANS HAVE SMARTPHONES. FILLED WITH THEIR PRIVATE TEXTS, EMAIL, CONTACTS, AND PHOTOS.

UNTIL WEDNESDAY POLICE, COULD SEARCH THE PHONES OF PEOPLE THEY ARRESTED.

THE JUSTICES NOTED THAT VAST AMOUNTS OF SENSITIVE DATA ON MODERN SMARTPHONES RAISE PRIVACY CONCERNS Return to index of stories...


SCOTUS CELLPHONES-SOTVO


"Modern cellphones are not just another technological convenience. With all they contain and all they may reveal, they hold for many Americans the primacies of life,"

THE DECISION MEANS POLICE CAN KEEP A PHONE, TURN IT OFF AND SHIELD IT FROM REMOTE ERASURE.

BUT THEY NEED WARRANT TO LOOK AT THE CONTENT. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA IN MINNESTOTA-VOTOPS


PRESIDENT OBAMA IS KICKING OFF A NEW SERIES OF TRIPS THIS SUMMER THAT FOCUSES ON DAY-IN-THE-LIFE VISITS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THE PRESIDENT FIRST TRAVELS TO MINNEAPOLIS WHERE HE WILL HOST A TOWN HALL MEETING.

HE'LL ALSO SPEND TIME WITH A MINNEAPOLIS WOMAN WHO WROTE TO HIM ABOUT HER FINANCIAL STRUGGLES.

LATER, THE PRESIDENT WILL ATTEND A PRIVATE FUNDRAISER. Return to index of stories...


UTAH SAME SEX MARRIAGE-VOTOPS


THE STATE OF UTAH IS TAKING THE FIGHT AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE -- TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT.

THIS AFTER A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT STRUCK DOWN THE STATE'S BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

IT'S THE FIRST TIME A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT HAS SIDED WITH ADVOCATES FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY.

SAME-SEX MARRIAGES IN UTAH WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR NOW ENFORCEMENT OF THE DECISION HAS BEEN STAYED PENDING THE APPEAL. Return to index of stories...


NBA DRAFT TONIGHT-OC


BASKETBALL FANS WILL BE GLUED TO THEIR TELEVISIONS TONIGHT AS NBA TEAMS ANNOUNCE THEIR LATEST RECRUITS.

THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL HAVE THEIR PICK OF THE YOUNG HOPEFULS.

MANY PREDICT ANDREW WIGGINS WILL BE THEIR FIRST CHOICE. Return to index of stories...


SOCCER BALL HAIRCUT-OC VO


WORLD CUP FEVER HAS TRANSLATED INTO BRISK BUSINESS FOR SOME HAIR SALONS IN NORTHWEST INDIA.

MEN ARE REQUESTING THE HAIRSTYLES OF THEIR FAVORITE SOCCER PLAYERS.

AT THIS SALON ONE YOUNG MAN WAS GETTING A HAIRCUT LIKE CRISTIANO RONALDO. A SOCCER PLAYER FOR PORTUGAL WHO IS KNOWN FOR HIS GOOD LOOKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


RIGHT NOW POLICE ARE TRYING TO CATCH A CROOK.

STRAIGHT AHEAD WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT THIS MAN DID

AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP.

AND NBC 2 UNCOVERS BOGUS DONATION BOXES AT STORES IN NAPLES.

THEY SAY THE MONEY WILL HELP UNWANTED DOGS AND CATS.

WE find OUT WHERE THE MONEY REALLY GOES. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) CREDIT CARD FRAUD-FSS


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TZ1B) HUMANE SOCIETY-VOTOPS


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CREDIT CARD FRAUD-TRX OTS SS


NOW TO AN NBC-2 CRIME ALERT--

THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT NEEDS YOUR HELP IDENTIFYING A CREDIT CARD THIEF.

POLICE SAY THIS MAN HAS BEEN USING OTHER PEOPLE'S CREDIT CARDS TO BUY GAS.

THE GUYS HAS A LARGE IMAGE OF A CROSS TATTOOED ON HIS LEFT INNER FOREARM.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CONTACT POLICE OR CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


HUMANE SOCIETY WARNING-TRX-VO


A WARNING FROM THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF NAPLES ABOUT QUESTIONABLE MONEY COLLECTION BOXES.

BUSINESS OWNERS SAY A MYSTERY MAN IS DROPPING OFF BOXES AND SAYING HE'S WITH THE HUMANE SOCIETY.

BUT WHEN YOU READ THE FINE PRINT ON THE BOXES, IT SAYS THE MONEY DOESN'T GO TO CHARITY.

IN FACT, ANY PROFITS GO TO THE MAN WHO DROPPED THE BOXES OFF, WHO HAS NO AFFILIATION WITH THE HUMANE SOCIETY. Return to index of stories...


HUMANE SOCIETY WARNING-SOTVO


---SOT---

Michael Simonik, Humane Society Exec. Dir.

10:03:52-:00

I think they're playing off people's emotions for lost pets and of course it's very devastating when someone loses a pet and people feel for them if they've lost their pet so they want to donate to help find it.

NBC2 ACTUALLY CHECKED THE WEBSITE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOX.

NONE OF THE PETS ON THE MAIN PAGE ARE EVEN FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

SOME WERE ALREADY FOUND AND RETURNED TO THEIR OWNERS WEEKS AGO. Return to index of stories...


STRANDED MANATEE-VO


A FLORIDA MANATEE IS BACK IN THE WATER AFTER BEACH-GOERS CAME TO ITS RESCUE.

PEOPLE FOUND THE MANATEE BEACHED IN PONCE INLET ON WEDNESDAY.

THAT'S IN VOLUSIA COUNTY.

F-W-C BIOLOGISTS CAME OUT TO EXAMINE THE MANATEE.

THE ANIMAL WAS LIFTED ONTO A STRETCHER --

AND MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE HELPED TO HAUL IT BACK INTO THE WATER.

THEY TAGGED THE ANIMAL SO THEY CAN TRACK IT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRXSOTVO


"Charlie, we're getting reports that your son has been found in your basement."

COMING UP ON NBC-2.

A FATHER FIND OUT ON NATIONAL TELEVISON THAT HIS SON, MISSING FOR 11 DAYS, WAS FOUND, ALIVE AND UNHARMED.

AND A COP IN PALM BEACH COUNTY IS CAUGHT KICKING A 13 YEAR OLD BOY.

WHY HE GETS TO KEEP HIS JOB AND WON'T FACE ANY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) MISSING CHILD FOUND-SOTVO


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TZ3B) BOYTON BEACH COP-VOTOPS


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TS1 COMCAST-TRIP ANIBOX


good MORNING IM STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

LETS TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR TOP STORIES AT 11:30.

A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT THIS MORNING BY COMCAST.

THE COMPANY PLANS TO HIRE 200 NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENTS AND 20 PEOPLE FOR LEADERSHIP POSITIONS BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

THEY ARE GOING TO BE SPECIFIALLY DEDICATED TO COMMUNITIES WHO OFFER HOME, PHONE, INTERNET AND CABLE ARE PART OF THEIR HOME OWNER ASSOCIATION PACKAGE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) RICK SCOTT NBC2-TRIP ANIBOX


AND GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT STOPPED BY OUR NBC-2 STUDIOS THIS MORNING. HE SAYS HE'S STILL FOCUSING ON CREATING JOBS AND GETTING PEOPLE BACK TO WORK.

HE PROMISED 700 THOUSAND JOBS statewide IN 7 YEARS.

SCOTT ALSO LAUNCHED A NEW STATEWIDE AD CRITICIZING CRIST FOR NOT RELEASING HIS TAX RETURNS.

WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO CHARLIE CRIST'S CAMP TO INVITE HIM ON OUR SHOW.BUT WE HAVE NOT YET HEARD BACK. Return to index of stories...


TS3) WORLD CUP FEVER-TRIP ANIBOX


AND SOCCER MANIA IS IN FULL SWING.

THE U-S BATTLES GERMANY IN WHAT'S EXPECTED TO BE A SHOWDOWN IN WORLD CUP COMPETITION TODAY.

AFTER A DRAMATIC WIN OVER GHANA AND A DRAW WITH PORTUGAL THE U-S MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM IS HOPING TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ROUND.

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WILL BE OUT IN FULL FORCE, WEARING THEIR COLORS AND WATCHING THE GAME.

WHILE SOME MAY EVEN BE CATCHING A GLIMPSE OF THE GAME WHILE THEY'RE AT WORK! Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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MISSING CHILD FOUND IN BASEMENT-INTRO


A BIZARRE ENDING TO A MISSING CHILD CASE OUT OF DETROIT.

A BOY WHO HAD BEEN MISSING FOR ELEVEN DAYS WAS FOUND SAFE,

POLICE FINALLY FOUND THE 12-YEAR-OLD IN HIS FATHER'S BASEMENT, WHERE THEY HAD LOOKED FOR HIM SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE.

ANDREW SPENCER PICKS UP THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


MISSING CHILD FOUND IN BASEMENT-PKG


"It would be hard for me to sit here and tell you that someone didn't know that Charlie was there, but I can't say definitively."

IN ELEVEN DAYS OF SEARCHING FOR THIS BOY, POLICE HAD ALREADY GONE THROUGH HIS FATHER'S HOME THREE TIMES -- ONCE WITH A CADAVER DOG. THEY FOUND NOTHING.

.NOT UNTIL THEY SEARCHED THE HOME A FOURTH TIME ON WEDNESDAY.

"We found him barricaded in the basement behind boxes and a large five-gallon drum."

THE BOY'S FATHER, CHARLES BOTHUELL THE FOURTH, WASN'T HOME WHEN POLICE FOUND HIS SON.

"I would hope that the father, who is now doing a show on Nancy Grace.that someone would interrupt his show and advise him that the location you just left, your home. Your son was downstairs."

THEY DIDN'T NEED TO.

"Charlie, we're getting reports that your son has been found in your basement."

HE RESPONDED TO THE NEWS WITH STUNNED SILENCE: ONE OF SEVERAL EMOTIONS HE SHOWED, WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

HE LATER LASHED OUT.

"For anybody to imply that I somehow knew that my son was in the basement, it's absurd and it's wrong."

.THEN APPEARED TO BREAK DOWN AS REPORTERS QUESTIONED HIM AT AN IMPROMPTU NEWS CONFERENCE.

"There was deeper concern perhaps about a homicide."

"Yeah, man. You broke my heart with that."

".but tell me about your range of emotions based on what police."

"Man, they thought my son was dead, man."

.AND SOBBING INTO A REPORTER'S LAPEL.

POLICE AREN'T CERTAIN 12-YEAR-OLD CHARLIE BOTHUELL WAS IN THE HOME DURING THEIR PREVIOUS SEARCHES -- ONE OF MANY QUESTIONS REMAINING ABOUT HIS DISAPPEARANCE.

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


BOYNTON BEACH COP-TRXVOTOPS


THE POLICE OFFICER SEEN IN THIS VIDEO. KICKING A RESTRAINED TEEN'S LEGS OUT FROM UNDER HIM. WILL *NOT FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES. THIS IS BOYTON BEACH.

THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SAYS THE TEEN HAD BEEN DISRUPTIVE, PROFANE AND HAD CHEST-BUMPED ANOTHER OFFICER.

POLICE WERE CALLED TO THE SCENE AFTER THE TEEN WAS KICKED OFF THE SCHOOL BUS.

A SEPARATE *INTERNAL POLICE INVESTIGATION IS STILL ONGOING. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO


A TWO YEAR OLD GIRL IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY IS DEAD AFTER AN ACCIDENT THAT SOME SAY COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED.

PARENTS OF THE TWO YEAR OLD SAY A DRESSER FELL ON TOP OF HER.

NBC2 DID SOME DIGGING.

WE'VE LEARNED THERE ARE CHEAP AND EASY WAYS TO KEEP THIS TYPE OF TRAGEDY FROM STRIKING YOUR FAMILY.

EXPERTS SAY USE A WALL ANCHOR, THAT CONNECTS THE PIECE OF FURNITURE TO THE WALL. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


"so if a kid does try to climb and were too busy or we don't see them right away or the parent are doing something else we know that it's not gonna come down on them"

AN AUTOPSY HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

WE'VE YET TO HEAR THE RESULTS. Return to index of stories...


CHILDREN ON THE BOARDER-INTRO


THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS OPENING UP NEW DETENTION FACILITIES TO HOUSE THE SURGE OF CHILDREN CROSSING THE U-S BORDER -- UNDOCUMENTED, AND OFTEN ALONE.

THE HEAD OF HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY TRAVELED TO ARIZONA TO GET A FIRSTHAND LOOK AT THE PROBLEM.

POLO SANDOVAL REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


CHILDREN ON THE BOARDER-PKG


THE BRUSH ALONG THE NATION'S SOUTHERN BORDER.

IT'S THE FRONT LINE OF WHAT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION CALLS AN "URGENT CRISIS."

SINCE OCTOBER, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN AND FAMILIES HAVE POURED OVER THE RIO GRANDE.

AND INTO THE CUSTODY OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION.

"CBP estimates that next year more than 150,000 unaccompanied children may attempt to cross our borders. This is a crisis. It is a crisis that has been in the making for years, one that we should have seen coming but few concrete actions have been taken."

THE FEDS ARE RUNNING OUT OF DETENTION ROOM.

PICTURES SHOW THE OVERCROWDING IN FACILITIES LIKE THIS ONE IN BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS.

HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON IS BACK AT THE CENTER OF CRISIS

"We are extensively engaged with mexican government and central american government about stemming this tide, and there are other things that we need to do to stem the tide, we're building more detention space for adults that bring kids."

IN SOUTH TEXAS, A TEMPORARY BANDAID JUST THREE MILES FROM THE BORDER.

FEDERAL CONTRACTORS ARE WORKING OVERTIME TO TURN THIS 55,000 SQUARE FOOT WAREHOUSE IN MCALLEN TEXAS INTO A HOLDING FACILITY BY MID-JULY

CNN OBTAINED THE FLOOR PLANS WHICH DETAIL FOUR SEPARATE LIVING AREAS ENCLOSED BY 10 FOOT HIGH CHAIN LINK FENCES-EACH COMPLETE WITH 5 CELLS, AN ISOLATION AREA AND PORTA POTTIES.

ABOUT 1,000 DETAINED CHILDREN WILL BE HELD HERE TO KEEP UP WITH THE FLOOD OF PEOPLE CROSSING THE BORDER ILLEGALLY.

THE PRIVATE PROPERTY TURNED DETENTION CENTER COULD PROVIDE ONLY A MEASURE OF RELIEF.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION NOW STRUGGLING TO DEAL WITH THE SURGE IN CHILDREN CROSSING THE BORDER.

MANY DRIVEN HERE BY A MISGUIDED DREAM.

"There is no free pass, there is no permisos for your children who come to the United States."

Reporter Standup: And Johnson continues to drive that point home for Central American families that illegal entry into the United States does not necessarily guarantee a permanent stay here. Also, that last point that Secretary Johnson mentioned about these children being placed in the hands of smugglers, those are the organizations right now that are making a huge profit off this crisis. In fact, our intelligence sources on the border saying everyone who crosses the border illegally - regardless of age - has to pay a protection fee, and that's mainly to use the established smuggling routes in Mexico. Polo Sandoval, CNN, Washington. Return to index of stories...


BEACH REPORT-OC-SS


A DAY AT THE BEACH CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH, RESEARCHERS SAY.

ABOUT 10 PERCENT OF AMERICA'S BEACHES FAILED A FEDERAL BENCHMARK FOR SAFE SWIMMING WATER.

ILLNESSES INCLUDE STOMACH FLU, SKIN RASHES, PINKEYE, RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS, MENINGITIS AND HEPATITIS, ACCORDING TO THE REPORT.

THE NATION'S WORST BEACHES ARE IN OHIO, ALASKA AND MISSISSIPPI.

NOW TO THE BEST BEACHES:

HERE IN FLORIDA --- BOWMAN'S BEACH IN LEE COUNTY IS RANKED AS A SUPERSTAR BEACH FOR IT'S CLEANILESS AND WATER QUALITY.

ALSO ON THE BEST BEACH LIST ---GULF SHORES PUBLIC BEACH IN ALABAMA, NEWPORT BEACH IN CALIFORNIA, AND DEWEY BEACH IN DELAWARE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BIKE ROBBERY-OC-SS


A WOMAN RIDING HER BICYCLE IN EAST NAPLES WAS ABLE TO FEND OFF A ROBBER SUNDAY BY GRABBING HIS TESTICLES.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED RICHARD "TOBY" PARKER.

THE WOMAN SAID A MAN KNOCKED HER TO THE GROUND AND GRABBED HER BY THE NECK.

WHEN THE MAN SAW A WITNESS, HE GOT UP AND TRIED TO RIP THE WOMAN'S BACKPACK FROM HER, ACCORDING TO AN ARREST REPORT.

THE WOMAN SAID HE GRABBED HER PRESECRIPTION BOTTLES AND RAN AWAY YELLING, "SCORE!" Return to index of stories...


ATTACK ON CAM-VO


POLICE IN PHILADELPHIA ARE SEARCHING FOR A SUSPECT INVOLVED IN A VIOLENT ROBBERY.

THE ROBBERY AND CARJACKING HAPPENED AS THE WOMAN WAS ENTERING HER APARTMENT.

CAMERAS CAUGHT THE MOMENT THE VICTIM WAS CHOKED, ROBBED, THEN THROWN INTO HER OWN SUV.

THE VICTIM'S CELL PHONE RECORDED AUDIO OF THE ATTACK.

AS SHE RECALLED THAT NIGHT, SHE TEARED UP. Return to index of stories...


ATTACK ON CAM-SOTVO


"on the video he don't got the gun, but when he was in the car with me he told me you know i got a gun i blow your head."

THE SUSPECT DROVE HER AROUND THE CITY FOR 40 MINUTES IN HER OWN VEHICLE WHILE WAITING FOR HER FRIEND TO BRING SOME CASH.

HE TOOK THE MONEY FROM THE FRIEND THEN PUSHED THE VICTIM OUT OF THE MOVING SUV AND TOOK OFF. Return to index of stories...


FL GETS OLDER-OTS


FLORIDA'S POPULATION CONTINUED TO GET OLDER LAST YEAR FROM A COMBINATION OF NATURAL AGING AND NEW RESIDENTS.

THE STATE HAD THE HIGHEST RATE OF RESIDENTS OLDER THAN 65 YEARS OLD.

NEW ESTIMATES RELEASED THIS MORNING BY THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU SHOWED THAT FLORIDA GREW BY 1.2 PERCENT FROM 2012 TO 2013, AND THE STATE NOW HAS ABOUT 19.5 MILLION RESIDENTS. Return to index of stories...


CUBE WATERMELONS -VOTOPS


JAPAN HAS JUST HARVESTED IT'S LATEST CROP OF SQUARE WATERMELONS.

THEY DO IT BY PLACING BABY WATERMELONS IN A SQUARE PLASTIC BOX.

AS THE FRUIT MATURES, IT TAKES ON THE SHAPE OF A CUBE.

BUT THE SQUARE WATERMELONS AREN'T FOR EATING.

THE FRUIT IS HARVESTED BEFORE IT'S RIPE, AND IS MAINLY FOR SHOW. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


BARBIE IS HELPING YOUNG GIRLS WITH CANCER.

A SPECIAL CHEMO THEREPY DOLL IS BEING MADE TO HELP BOOST THE SELF ESTEEM OF YOUNG GIRLS WITH THE DISEASE.

"If the pain that we're going through right now can help someone else, it makes it feel like it's worth it."

WHAT THIS MOM IS DOING TO MAKE SURE EVERY SICK CHILD HAS A DOLL OF THEIR OWN. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) CANCER BARBIES-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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FAMILY CAUGHT IN SHOOTOUT-ON CAM


A CALIFORNIA FAMILY CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A FIREFIGHT IN SAN BERNADINO COUNTY.

FOR THE FIRST TIME THE DRIVER WHO FOUND HIMSELF AT THE CENTER OF THE GUN-BATTLE. WITH HIS PREGNANT WIFE BY HIS SIDE. IS TALKING ABOUT THE INCIDENT HE CAUGHT ON TAPE.

GADI SCHWARTZ REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


FAMILY CAUGHT IN SHOOTOUT-PKG


"That's gunfire."

AT FIRST THEY SOUNDED FAINT.

BUT SOON- THE GUNSHOTS WERE UNMISTAKABLE.

AND THE MILLER FAMILY FOUND THEMSELVES STUCK- DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO A FIREFIGHT.

"Don't move, just don't move."

IN THE VIDEO YOU CAN HEAR CHRIS MILLER TRYING TO KEEP HIS PREGNANT WIFE AND SON CALM.

child: Why are they shooting?

Miller: I don't know. just lay down. lay down on the seat.

HE SAYS HE ONLY SAW UNDERCOVER OFFICERS- SHOOTING AT A MAN IN THE DESERT.

"If people didn't hear the gunshots, they would have just drove right into it."

ONE OF THE SQUAD CARS ON SCENE--- FROM THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT.

SO FAR OFFICIALS AREN'T RELEASING MANY DETAILS.

BUT WITNESSES SAY THEY SAW THE SUSPECT SHOOTING AT UNDERCOVER OFFICERS BEFORE HE WAS KILLED.

MILLER SAYS HE'S JUST GLAD HIS FAMILY DIDN'T GET HIT BY GUNFIRE.

"Moved too quick for them, they weren't ready for it. They didn't plan properly." Return to index of stories...


WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX WALL


!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

STORMS RETURN THIS AFTERNOON

It's shaping up to be another hot afternoon, with highs pushing into the low to mid 90s. Rain and storms will increase later today inland, and this activity is expected to push toward the urban corridor late this afternoon into this evening.

Overnight, mild and muggy conditions stay in place. Mid 70s will be common in most places with upper 70s along the coastal areas.

More typical rainy season weather is expected for Friday and the weekend, with PM showers and storms likely. Temps will hold in the low 90s.

Tropical Update

We are still nice and quiet in the tropics as we move toward the end of June. No major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


CHEMO BARBIES FOR GIRLS-PLASMA VO


SPECIAL CHEMOTHERAPY BARBIE DOLLS ARE HELPING TO GIVE YOUNG CANCER PATIENTS AN EMOTIONAL LIFT.

ONE GIRL IN CALIFORNIA LOVED HERS SO MUCH, HER MOM STARTED A CAMPAIGN TO PUT THEM IN THE HANDS OF OTHER GIRLS WITH CANCER.

KRISTINE LAZAR SHOWS US HOW SHE CONVINCED MATTEL TO MAKE MORE. Return to index of stories...


CHEMO BARBIES FOR GIRLS-PKG


nats - You broke her?

IT WASN'T LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT FOR GRACE BUMSTEAD, 4, AND ELLA, A CHEMOTHERAPY BARBIE WHO'S BALD AND WEARS WIGS.

"When they first met, she's like, 'OK, I get what's going on.' But it gave us the chance to say, 'Here's a beautiful, smiling doll. It doesn't have hair.'"

GRACE HAS A RARE FORM OF LEUKEMIA. THE RATE AMONG CHILDREN IS ROUGHLY 1 IN A MILLION.

SHE WILL ENDURE HIGH DOSES OF CHEMOTHERAPY OVER THE NEXT YEAR AND A HALF.

"She's been amazingly brave. And we're very, very proud of her. It's not where we expected to be in life right now."

AND ONE OF THE HARDEST ADJUSTMENTS HAS BEEN LOSING GRACE'S BLONDE CURLS, BUT THAT'S WHERE ELLA CAME IN.

"We bring her along everywhere to say, this is what's happening. This is what's happened to Ella. This is what's gonna happen to you. It brought it to her level."

NOW ELLA IS PART OF WHAT THE FAMILY CALLS GRACE'S "INNER CIRCLE OF BARBIES," ALONGSIDE ARIEL AND RAPUNZEL.

Do you think Ella's pretty?

Yep.

Even without hair?

Yeah!

BUT SADLY NOT EVERY CANCER PATIENT IS ABLE TO ADOPT AN ELLA DOLL.

WHEN CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES TOLD GRACE'S MOM THEY ONLY HAD SIX DOLLS TO HAND OUT, SHE SPRUNG INTO ACTION, CREATING A PETITION TO ASK MATTEL TO MAKE MORE.

IN JUST THREE MONTHS, THAT PETITION HAD MORE THAN 100,000 SUPPORTERS.

"Every 10 minutes, we got 1,000 signatures."

MATTEL TOOK NOTICE, CONTACTING GRACE'S MOM AND AGREEING TO MAKE MORE ELLA DOLLS AND TO DISTRIBUTE TO CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

"If the pain that we're going through right now can help someone else, it makes it feel like it's worth it."

GRACE'S ONCOLOGIST SAID SHE HAS A 75 PERCENT CHANCE OF BEING CURED.

"But the big issue is psychosocial. How will she view herself? How will she view the world when she grows up? Will she be afraid of the whole world because she thinks that leukemia will come back at any minute and end her life?"

GRACE'S FAMILY BELIEVES ELLA WILL HELP REMIND THE YOUNG GIRL OF THE STRUGGLE SHE OVERCAME AND HOPEFULLY WILL NEVER REVISIT.

"We really believe that God is going to use this to do good things in her life and to make her the kind of person that she's going to fight for good things all of her life." Return to index of stories...


ACNE PRODUCT WARNING-VO-CG


NEW AT 11.

ACNE PRODUCTS WITH SOME SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS.

FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE WARNING ABOUT A RARE, BUT POTENTIALLY DEADLY ALLERGIC REACTION.

THERE HAGE BEEN REPORTS OF PROBLEMS WITH GELS, FACE WASHES, AND PADS THAT CONTAIN BENZOYL PEROXIDE OR SALICYLIC ACID.

SOME OF THE WORST OFFENDERS, PRODUCTS BY NEUTROGENA, MAX CLARITY, AND AVEENO.

FOR NOW -- THE F-D-A WANTS YOU TO STOP USING THE PRODUCTS IF YOU EXPERIENCE TIGHTNESS IN YOUR THROAT, ANY SORT OF BREATHING PROBLEMS, DIZYINESS OR SWELLING IN YOUR FACE. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) HEALTH MATTERS-TRXVOTOPS


HOW A SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS IS PROVIDING ANSWERS AND RELIEF TO BACK PAIN.

THAT STORY, COMING UP IN HEALTH MATTERS.

AND HEALTH OFFICIALS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW DOZENS OF PEOPLE GOT SICK, AT A CONCERT IN BOSTON. Return to index of stories...


TZ5B) CONCERT SICKNESS-VOTOPS


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VEGAN MOM ARRESTED-VO


A MOTHER IN FLORIDA IS FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES BECAUSE SHE WOULDN'T GIVE NON-VEGAN MEDICINE TO HER INFANT.

SARAH MARKHAM FROM CASSELBERRY, JUST NORTH OF ORLANDO,

TOOK HER SON TO A DOCTOR BECAUSE HE WAS SICK.

THE DOCTOR TOLD HER THE BABY WAS DEHYDRATED,AND LOSING WEIGHT AND SHE NEED TO GO RIGHT TO THE HOSPITAL.

MOM REFUSED

POLICE WENT TO HER HOUSE TO CHECK ON THE CHILD BUT MARKAM REFUSED TO COME TO THE DOOR. Return to index of stories...


VEGAN MOM ARRESTED-SOTVO


" she wanted to go a holistic type doctor she did no want her child ingesting medications that she felt had animal by-products in it."

POLICE SAY SHE DIDN'T GIVE THE FORMULA OR MEDICINE TO HER SON THAT THE PEDIATRICIAN PROVIDED FOR HER.

HER SON IS DOING OK AND IN THE CARE OF THE STATE. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


SPINE SURGERY IS SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE WITH BACK PAIN WOULD LIKE TO AVOID.

THE CHALLENGE IS DETERMINING WHO COULD BENEFIT FROM SURGERY.

AMY OSHIER REPORTS IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


THE STARTING POINT FOR FIXING BACK PAIN IS TO PIN-POINT ITS ORIGIN.

DR. DONNA LANTHIER/PHYSIATRIST

RUNS:

1:42 Is it purely muscular, that physical therapy can help? Is it a disc problem? Is it a nerve problem?

DR. DONNA LANTHIER IS THE POINT PERSON AT LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM'S COMPREHENSIVE SPINE CENTER. BACK PAIN CAN BE ARTHRITIC, TRAUMATIC, OR NEUROLOGIC.

DR. DONNA LANTHIER/PHYSIATRIST

RUNS:

2:14 Certain nerves refer all the way down the leg, even though the problem is actually starting where the nerve exits from the back.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

The Spine Center groups specialists under one roof to diagnose and address back problems. While it is the nerve center in treating pain, it is also a referral source for surgery. Which should be a last resort.

DR. DEAN LIN/NEUROSURGEON

RUNS:

:24 The way that most referrals go, is if anyone has any back pain or neck pain issues they come to a neurosurgeon to get the opinion. The problem is, only a small fraction of the patients will actually benefit from surgery.

IT OFTEN RESULTS IN A DELAY OF CARE. STARTING AT A SPINE CENTER, PUTS PATIENTS IN A POSITION TO FIND RELIEF.

DR. DONNA LANTHIER/PHYSIATRIST

RUNS:

3:20 X-rays are available in this building. MRIs are available here, physical therapy and then if needed they can get injections as well. 6:28 We'll refer to neurosurgeons if the treatment here doesn't take care of the problem.

COMPRESSED OR PINCHED NERVES MAY LEAD TO Spine surgery. ALONG WITH CASES INVOLVING uncontrollable pain, trouble walking, AND difficulty with fine motor control. TAKING A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH IS PROVING TO BE A BETTER METHOD OF BEATING BACK PAIN.

DR. DEAN LIN/NEUROSURGEON

RUNS:

7:32 If that patient can be taken care of more quickly and gotten out of pain more quickly then that would be the ideal situation. If they need an operation then that's what we're here for.

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


FACEBOOK 69 PERCENT MALE-TRXVOTOPS


NEW REPORTS SHOW FACEBOOK'S WORKFORCE AND MANAGEMENT TEAM IS OVERWHELMINGLY WHITE AND MALE.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT'S FIRST DIVERSITY REPORT.

THE REPORT SHOWS 69 PERCENT OF FACEBOOK'S GLOBAL STAFFERS ARE MALE.

A FULL 85 PERCENT OF THE COMPANY'S TECH WORKERS, AND 77 PERCENT OF ITS MANAGEMENT TEAM, ARE ALSO MEN.

THE REPORT SHOWS WHILE FACEBOOK HAS WOMEN IN PROMINENT POSITIONS.

DIVERSITY AT THE COMPANY IS ROUGHLY IN LINE WITH RIVALS INCLUDING GOOGLE, YAHOO AND LINKEDIN. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


CHRIS BROWN COULD FACE PRISON TIME AGAIN.

AND ADAM LEVINE OPENS UP.

MARY MUELLER HAS THE DETAILS IN TODAY'S 'HOLLYWOOD MINUTE'. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


CHRIS BROWN WALKED INTO A D.C. COURTROOM WEDNESDAY AND REJECTED A PLEA DEAL IN HIS ASSAULT CASE.

THE DEAL WOULD HAVE KEPT BROWN OUT OF PRISON IN EXCHANGE FOR A GUILTY PLEA.

BUT IT REPORTEDLY FELL APART WHEN THE SINGER COULDN'T AGREE WITH THE TERMS IN THE DEAL.

They wanted him to read from a script that wasn't true and he was not going to do that and I was not going to let him do that. So if they want a trial that's what they will get.

THE MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT CHARGE. STEMS FROM BROWN ALLEGEDLY HITTING A MAN OUTSIDE A D.C. HOTEL LAST OCTOBER.

BROWN'S TRIAL IS SET FOR SEPTEMBER 8TH.

SINGER ADAM LEVINE TELLS GQ MAGAZINE HE DOESN'T REALLY CARE IF YOU LIKE HIM, BUT WOULD LIKE IT IF YOU DID.

HE THINKS HE GETS A REPUTATION AS A WOMANIZER, BUT ADMITS.HE'S NOT THE EASIEST PERSON TO LOVE.

LEVINE AKNOWLEDGES HE'S "COCKY", BUT NOT "ARROGANT".

AND SORRY LADIES.HE TELLS THE MAGAZINE THAT VICTORIA'S SECRET MODEL BEHATI PRINSLOO HAS HIS HEART.

THE TWO PLAN ON GETTING MARRIED IN MEXICO JULY 19TH.

SKIN IS IN.

ATHLETES ARE BARING IT ALL FOR ESPN'S NEW BODY ISSUE.

FIVE-TIME WIMBLEDON CHAMPION VENUS WILLIAMS AND 18-TIME GOLD MEDALIST MICHAEL PHELPS ARE AMONG THE ALL-STAR TEAM.

A TOTAL OF 22 ATHLETES WILL BE FEATURED IN THE ISSUE HITTING STANDS JULY 11TH.

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


BOSTON CONCERT SUBSTANCE-OC-NATSVO


TALK ABOUT A HOT PERFORMANCE --- MAYBE TOO HOT.

MORE THAN 80 PEOPLE WERE TREATED FOR SYMPTOMS OF DEHYDRATION AT A BOSTON CONCERT WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

nats vo ambulance siren

SOME 50 PEOPLE INSIDE THE T-D GARDEN WERE TREATED DURING A HOUSE MUSIC DANCE CONCERT.

E-M-S SAYS MOST OF THE AFFECTED CONCERTGOERS WERE PROBABLY STRICKEN BY A COMBINATION OF DEHYDRATION AND ALCOHOL USE. Return to index of stories...


CLINTON BOOK SALES DROP-TRXVOTOPS


SALES OF HILLARY CLINTON'S NEW MEMOIR FELL 43-PERCENT IN ITS SECOND WEEK ON BOOKSHELVES.

ABOUT 85-THOUSAND BOOKS WERE PURCHASED IN THE FIRST WEEK, ONLY 48 THOUSAND IN THE 2ND WEEK.

SOME PUBLISHERS SAY THE SECOND-WEEK DROP IS TYPICAL AND EXPECTED.

CLINTON HAS BEEN ON A BUSY CROSS-COUNTRY BOOK TOUR SINCE HER MEMOIR WENT ON SALE EARLIER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM


COMING UP ON NBC2 NEWS AT NOON--

NBC2 HAS GOT THE 9-1-1 CALL MADE AFTER THOSE TWO TODDLERS FROM ESTERO DISAPPEARED EARLIER THIS WEEK!

200 JOBS ARE COMING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

COMCAST MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT THIS MORNING AND NBC2 WAS THERE.

AND CHOMP THIS!

FIFA *BANS* THE WORLD CUP BITER!

AND NBC2 IS LIVE --

COVERING TODAY'S BIG U-S MATCH AGAINST GERMANY.

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


NOON TZA) MISSING KIDS 911-SS


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NOON TZB) COMCAST JOBS-VO


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NOON TZC) SUAREZ BANNED-VO


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CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


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