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HL1) WEATHER-TRX WX CENTER TZ3A) ISREAL VIOLENCE-TRX VOTOPS
HL2) EDISON NAME CHANGE-TRX VOTOPS TZ3B) MAN KILLED IN HOSPITAL-VOTOPS
HL3) WORLD CUP CRAZE-TRXSOTVO first weather-CLIP
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP first weather-WX
FIRST WEATHER-2 SHOT ANIBOX TS1) EDISON NAME CHANGE-TC MON VO
FIRST WEATHER-WX TS2) NEW LAWS TODAY-TC MON VO
EDISON STATE NEW NAME-B-SIDE OTS, DBX TS3) WORLD CUP-TC MON VO
EDISON STATE NEW NAME-REMLIVE NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
EDISON STATE NEW NAME-VO ISRAELI VIOLENCE-INTRO
EDISON STATE NEW NAME-SOT ISRAELI VIOLENCE-PKG
EDISON STATE NEW NAME-REMLIVE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY ALGAE-OC-VO
NEW LAWS TODAY-OTS SANIBEL CAUSEWAY ALGAE-SOTVO
NORTH PORT CHILD DEATH-SSTOPS OC BEAR MANAGEMENT-OTS-VIBOX
NORTH PORT CHILD DEATH-SSTOPS VO ADOPT A FREEDOM FRIEND-OC-SS
NORTH PORT CHILD DEATH-SOT SS FL MAN KILLED BY HOSPITAL ROOMATE-INTRO
DEP WATER TEST-TRX OC VO FL MAN KILLED BY HOSPITAL ROOMATE-PKG
OBAMA IMMIGRATION-TRX VO FL LOTTO SCAM-OTS
OBAMA IMMIGRATION-SOTVO DISNEY FROZEN FRENZY-TRX OTS
WORLD CUP CRAZE-INTRO NANNY SQUATTER-OC VO
WORLD CUP CRAZE-PKG CHYSLER RECALL-TRX OTS VO
PISTORIUS SCREAM-TRX OC VO MORE TROOPS TO IRAQ-OC VO
ROB FORD APOLOGY-2 SHOT TURCO TO CANTERBURY-OC-VO
ROB FORD APOLOGY-PKG TURCO TO CANTERBURY-SOT-OC
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TEASE FOUR---
TZ1A) SPORTS BAR CLOSED-VOTOPS-TRX TZ4A) CAVE HOME-TRX VOWIPE
tz1b) DOGS LEFT IN CAR-VOTOPS TZ4B) GOVERNOR BREAK IN-VOTOPS
WEATHER-STC WEATHER TEASE-STC
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP DEADLY IOWA WEATHER-ON CAM
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL DEADLY IOWA WEATHER-PKG
COLLIER SEXUAL ASSAULT-SS-VO WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
DOGS LEFT IN HOT CAR-VO-WIPE WEATHER-WX WALL
DOGS LEFT IN HOT CAR-SOTVO-SS CAVE HOME FOR SALE-ON CAM
FADE AWAY CLOSES-OC VO CAVE HOME FOR SALE-PKG
FADE AWAY CLOSES-SOTVO GOVERNOR BREAK IN-TRX VOTOPS
STUDENT LOANS TODAY-OC VO TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
GA GUN LAWS TODAY-VOTOPS TZ5A) WAFFLE HOUSE-VO
NASA CLIMATE CHANGE-OTS HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
WADE AND JAMES FREE AGENT-VOTOPS HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
FL GATOR NEAR PLAYGROUND-VOTOPS MOST GENEROUS CITY-VO
4TH OF JULY FOODS IN FRIDGE-VO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
TZ1A) FM HOTEL-VOTOPS POTUS CRACK JOKE-VO
TZ2B) OFF THE HOOK-VOTOPS POTUS CRACK JOKE-SOTVO
DT FORT MYERS HOTEL-TRX VO MANNEQUINS CAUSING WRECKS-VO
DT FORT MYERS HOTEL-SOTVO MANNEQUINS CAUSING WRECKS-SOTVO
OFF THE HOOK COMEDY CLUB-OC, VO,OC WAFFLE HOUSE BELGIAN-VO
FACEBOOK SOCIAL EXPERIMENT-OTS, VOWIPE NEW AT NOON TEASE-2-SHOT
FACEBOOK SOCIAL EXPERIMENT-SOTVO NOON TZC) PARASAILING SAFETY-TBA
TEASE THREE CLOSE-2-SHOT


HL1) WEATHER-TRX WX CENTER


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HL2) EDISON NAME CHANGE-TRX VOTOPS


PLUS. OUT WITH THE OLD IN WITH THE NEW.

TODAY STUDENTS AND STAFF AT THE FORMER EDISON STATE COLLEGE CELEBRATE THE SCHOOL'S NEW IDENTITY. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WORLD CUP CRAZE-TRXSOTVO


i believe that we will win.i believe that we will win

GAME ON!

THE BIG GAME IS JUST HOURS AWAY -- TEAM U-S-A VERSUS BELGIUM IN THE KNOCKOUT MATCH.

STRAIGHT AHEAD WE'LL TELL YOU HOW FANS ARE GEARING UP FOR THE BIG DAY. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-2 SHOT ANIBOX


THIS MORNING WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE FIRST TROPICAL DEPRESSION OF THE SEASON.

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE.

IM LISA SPOONER.

AND IM JOE ROETZ.

THANKS FOR WATCHING.

RIGHT NOW WE TURN IT OVER TO METEROLOGIST ROB DUNS.

HE'S IS IN OUR FIRST ALERT HURRICANE TRACKING CENTER. WATCHING THE TROPICAL DEPRESSSION CLOSELY.

ROB? Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX


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.

Keeping watch over the Atlantic

Hot and hazy conditions are expected this afternoon with high temperatures again back in the low to mid 90s.

We'll be dry across the region through the lunch hours, but will continue keeping close watch over the tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean. It's likely this will become a tropical storm sometime today.

With this particular setup, drier subsiding air is being pulled across Southwest Florida from the north. That will help to limit the overall coverage of rain this afternoon along the coastal communities. However, it's important to note that rainfall is still likely today. Storms are still expected across the interior, and even with the depression staying off the east coast, we could still see some isolated downpours or storms advance toward the US 41 corridor.

The first depression of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season has sustained winds at 35 mph as of Tuesday morning. If and when it is upgraded to a tropical storm, the first named storm of the year will be dubbed "Arthur."

Tomorrow, this tropical system will be heading to the northeast. We will be left with a westerly turn on our winds which could help us to see a few showers and storms come ashore in the morning hours.

If you are planning ahead for the 4th of July, you can expect another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s along with a few passing downpours.

If you are planning ahead for the 4th of July, you can expect another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s along with a few passing downpours. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE NEW NAME-B-SIDE OTS, DBX


GOOD BYE EDISON STATE COLLEGE-- HELLO FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN.

TODAY-- THE SCHOOL OFFICIALLY BECOMES FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE.

STAFF AND STUDENTS WILL START THEIR NEW CHAPTER TODAY-- KICKING IT OFF WITH A SPIRIT DAY.

NBC2S ALEX DE ARMAS JOINS US LIVE FROM THE FORT MYERS CAMPUS-- WHERE PEOPLE ARE EXCITED FOR THE CHANGE.

ALEX. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE NEW NAME-REMLIVE


Describe scene.

OFFICIALS JUST UNVEILED THIS SIGN--KICKING OFF THEIR OFFICIAL NEW NAME AND SPIRIT DAY. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE NEW NAME-VO


COLLEGE PRESIDENT ALLBRITEN AND STATE REPRESENTATIVE MATT HUDSON WERE HERE FOR THE PRESENTATION.

THE NEW NAME GOES INTO LAW TODAY-- AFTER THEY LEGALLY HAD TO CHANGE IT LAST YEAR.

ALSO NEW AROUND CAMPUS-- THE SCHOOLS COLORS: PURPLE AND AQUA.

THE OLD BUCCANEERS MASCOT ALSO HAS A NEW LOOK.

STUDENTS ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE CHANGES BUT SAY IT WILL TAKE SOME GETTING USE TO. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE NEW NAME-SOT


"I think it gives it a better college feeling, with the new colors and mascot. More of a university feel."

SOT

Sydney Etheridge, Sophomore

"It was so weird to see everything different because we are so use to seeing the blues and the torches and now we see the buch and the fsw. It weird to hear it and say it but it's going to be a good day but defiantly different. " Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE NEW NAME-REMLIVE


THE COLLEGE WILL ALSO BE BRINGING BACK SPORTS-- STARTING OFF WITH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL STARTING IN FALL 2015.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS ADA. Return to index of stories...


NEW LAWS TODAY-OTS


LOOKING AHEAD --

158 NEW LAWS JUST WENT INTO EFFECT TODAY IN FLORIDA.

AMONG THEM. STORES CAN NO LONGER SELL ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES TO CHILDREN.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE LIZBETH BENAQUISTO PUSHED THAT BILL.

ALSO. INSURANCE COMPANIES CANNOT DENY COVERAGE FOR SOMEONE BASED ON WHETHER THEY OWN A GUN.

AND THE FLORIDA G-I BILL ALSO STARTS TODAY.

THAT BILL GIVES UNIVERSITY TUITION WAIVERS FOR VETERANS.

IT ALSO PAYS FOR MILITARY BASE IMPROVEMENTS. Return to index of stories...


NORTH PORT CHILD DEATH-SSTOPS OC


DEVELOPING AT 11:00

HOW DID THIS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BABY DIE?

HIS NAME IS JAI'SHIN VINSON.

HE WAS 11-MONTHS OLD.

HE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL FRIDAY.

AND DOCTORS SAID SOMEONE HAD SHAKEN HIM REPEATEDLY.

HE WAS DEAD BY SATURDAY. Return to index of stories...


NORTH PORT CHILD DEATH-SSTOPS VO


THEN NORTH PORT POLICE ARRESTED CARTER BRYANT THE THIRD.

INVESTIGATORS SAY JAI'SHIN'S MOTHER ASKED HIM TO WATCH THE BOY ON FRIDAY.

AND SHE SAYS HE "FAKED" SURPRISE WHEN SHE CAME BACK AND FOUND THE LITTLE BOY WASN'T BREATHING.

WE INTERVIEWED THE BOY'S FATHER -- WHO LIVES IN MIAMI -- AND SAYS HE'S DEVASTATED. Return to index of stories...


NORTH PORT CHILD DEATH-SOT SS


21:32:50-21:33:01

#Jarreau Vinson

#Baby's Father

I dont know what rage would cause a person to do something like -- and to look at somebody so innocent and so handsome and to cause harm to them- I can't fathom that at all.

THE MOTHER ALSO CLAIMS BRYANT SAID HE CALLED 9-1-1, BUT NEVER DID.

BRYANT NOW FACES AGGRAVATED MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES AND AGGRAVATED CHILD ABUSE CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


DEP WATER TEST-TRX OC VO


ARE YOU DRINKING TAINTED WATER THIS MORNING?

IF YOU LIVE IN COLLIER COUNTY--- LISTEN UP.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IS SET TO RELEASE DRINKING WATER TESTS RESULTS AFTER POSSIBLE CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION.

SOME ENVIORMENTALISTS SAY THE DAN A. HUGHES OIL COMPANY WAS DOING ILLEGAL DRILLING PRACTICES AT A COLLIER WELL.

ENVIORMENTALISTS ARE CONCERNED WITH CHEMICALS LIKE CARBON TETRACHLORIDE. A TOXIC CHEMICAL FORMALLY USED IN DRY CLEANING AND REFRIDGERANTS BUT NOW BANNED BY THE US GOVERNEMENT.

IF THAT CHEMICAL IS CONSUMED IT COULD DO EXTREME DAMAGE TO THE LIVER. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA IMMIGRATION-TRX VO


WITH CONGRESS OUT OF TOWN AND WITH PRESSURE MOUNTING AT THE BORDER. PRESIDENT OBAMA DELIVERS A "GET TOUGH" SPEECH ON IMMIGRATION.

TODAY. ONE TOWN THAT'S SLATED TO GET AN INFLUX OF NEW IMMIGRANTS. IS FIGHTING BACK.

THE CALIFORNIA TOWN OF MURIETTA IS PROTESTING WAVES OF IMMIGRANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN BEING SHIPPED TO THEIR BORDER PATROL STATION.

THE TEXAS FACILITY THAT'S BEEN HOLDING UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN IS OVERWHELMED:

HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON - VISITING THE BORDER MONDAY - WARNED PARENTS IN CENTRAL AMERICA. THEIR KIDS MAY NOT MAKE IT TO THE U-S ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA IMMIGRATION-SOTVO


"It is dangerous. The beast is dangerous. Parents need to understand that."

THE PRESIDENT WANTS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND HOMELAND SECURITY TO OUTLINE ACTIONS HE CAN TAKE ALONE - WITHOUT CONGRESS.

HE WANTS THAT PLAN BY THE END OF THIS SUMMER.

PLUS HE'S ASKING CONGRESS FOR TWO BILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDING THAT CRITICS SAY IS MOSTLY FOR SHOW.

HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER SAYS THE PRESIDENT ACTING WITHOUT CONGRESS WILL ONLY MAKE THE PROBLEM WORSE. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP CRAZE-INTRO


IT'S ALL OR NOTHING WHEN USA AND BELGIUM FACE OFF TODAY AT 4 P-M IN THE KNOCK OUT STAGE OF THE WORLD CUP.

SHASTA DARLINGTON REPORTS FROM SALVADOR AS THE AMERICAN FANS GEAR UP FOR A DAY OF DRAMA. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP CRAZE-PKG


SALVADOR ALL DRESSED UP FOR THE NEXT WORLD CUP SHOWDOWN.

"There is on place that all the fans, all the tourists to Salvador are going to visit… Pelourinho! And we think we already see some Team USA fans ahead, as usual discreet. Could we chat, we're assuming you're Team USA?"

"How'd you guess?"

WHAT OUTCOME DO THEY EXPECT?

"2-1 for US, 2-0, 2-0, I'm going to say 3-0 US because Altidore is coming back!"

THAT WOULD BE JOZY ALTIDORE SIDELINED BY INJURY IN THE VERY FIRST GAME.

SOME FANS SAY THAT AFTER TWO WEEKS, THEY DON'T KNOW IF THEY CAN STAY ANY LONGER EVEN IF THE US DOES WIN.

"I'd love to have a job to go back to."

"I think we stay and we go with the team until they lose"

"Well it's not just americans, it looks like we found the Belgian headquarters here."

"Forget soccer, it's called football."

AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL, MORE AMERICAN FANS TAKING IN A GAME.

"If the United States is going to get more serious about soccer, I think we're going to need more vacation days. Special World Cup vacation days."

"And a popular market."

"This is what I have been looking for everywhere and it's not that easy to find in Brazil, team usa, but here it is."

"Can I see it. great, how much is it… that's actually a good price. Beautiful! It does say Donavan, he's actually not on the team, apparently they didn't get the message, but it's a lovely shirt." Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS SCREAM-TRX OC VO


DOES OSCAR PISTORIUS SCREAM LIKE A WOMAN?

THAT QUESTION WAS ASKED AT THE OLYMPIAN'S MURDER TRIAL IN PRETORIA, WHICH HAS NOW ADJOURNED FOR THE DAY.

PROSECUTOR GERRIE NEL CROSS EXAMINED AN ACOUSTIC ENGINEER ABOUT A CRITICAL PART OF THE DEFENSE CASE.

NAMELY, THAT NEIGHBOURS WERE WRONG WHEN THEY SAID THEY HEARD A WOMAN SCREAMING THE NIGHT REEVA STEENKAMP DIED.

THE DEFENSE SAYS IT WAS THE ATHLETE'S VOICE THEY HEARD. BECAUSE HE SOUNDS LIKE A WOMAN WHEN HE'S ANXIOUS.

PISTORIUS ADMITS KILLING HIS MODEL GIRLFRIEND. BUT CLAIMS HE DID IT ACCIDENTALLY BECAUSE HE MISTOOK HER FOR AN INTRUDER. Return to index of stories...


ROB FORD APOLOGY-2 SHOT


MAYOR ROB FORD IS BACK AT TORONTO'S CITY HALL - AFTER TWO MONTHS OF REHAB.

IN AN EMOTIONAL SPEECH FORD ADMITTED HIS DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE AFFECTED HIS JOB PERFORMANCE.

SOME THINK HE SEEMED SINCERE - BUT OTHERS WERE TURNED OFF BY HOW IT TURNED INTO A CAMPAIGN SPEECH.

PAULA NEWTON REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


ROB FORD APOLOGY-PKG


HE'S BA-AAACK.

BUT THIS TIME AROUND, TORONTO MAYOR ROB FORD IS BREAKING HIS SILENCE TO SAY:

SORRY.

"To the people of this great city, I want to offer a public apology."

FORD SAYS HE'S NOW COMING CLEAN -- OWNING UP TO HIS ADDICTION TO CRACK COCAINE.

"I take full responsibility for my actions."

THIS MARKS FORD'S FIRST WEEK BACK IN OFFICE -- SINCE REPORTS OF A VIDEO SHOWING HIM SMOKING CRACK COCAINE SURFACED IN MAY.

"I am ashamed, embarrassed and humiliated."

FORD'S APOLOGY LASTED 17 MINUTES -- HIS FIRST PUBLIC REMARKS SINCE RETURNING FROM HIS TWO-MONTH STINT IN REHAB.

"I had become my own worst enemy."

THE 45-YEAR-OLD'S CONTRITE AND MEASURED DEMEANOR AT MONDAY'S ADDRESS-- A STRIKING CONTRAST TO THIS MAN.

. WHO GRACED TORONTO'S CITY HALL JUST TWO MONTHS AGO.

THE OFTEN BOISTEROUS SOMETIMES INEBRIATED AND FREQUENTLY CLUMSY MAYOR.

"Set, hut!"

-- MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF INTERNATIONALLY THIS PAST YEAR.

"I have begun the process of taking control of my life."

THIS ISN'T FORD'S FIRST MEA CULPA.

"Have you purchased illegal drugs in the last 2 years?"

"Yes I have."

THAT WAS BACK IN NOVEMBER, OVER A SEPARATE SET OF CRACK ALLEGATIONS. AFTER FIVE MONTHS OF DENIAL.

"I do not use crack cocaine, nor am I an addict of crack cocaine."

. FORD FESSED UP.

"Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine. But no, do I? Am I an addict? No. Have I tried it. Probably in one of my drunken stupors."

ONE OF THOSE DRUNKEN STUPORS CAUGHT ON VIDEO AND RELEASED BY THE "TORONTO STAR" THAT SAME MONTH:

"I'll rip his f***ing throat out. I'll poke his eyes out. I will, f**k, when he's dead, I'll make sure that motherf***er's dead."

BUT THAT WAS THEN NOW FORD SAYS HIS COMMITMENT TO LIVING CLEAN IS UNWAVERING. HIS NEW FOCUS:

. RUNNING FOR OFFICE AGAIN.

"I look forward to serving you for many, many more years."

PAULA NEWTON. C-N-N. ATLANTA. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


THIS MORNING.

THE DOORS ARE CLOSED.

AND DOZENS ARE WITHOUT A JOB.

WHY FADE AWAY SPORTS BAR IN FORT MYERS --

IS ABRUPTLY GOING AWAY.

PLUS. THESE PRECIOUS PUPPIES WERE NEAR DEATH WHEN THEY WERE RESCUED FROM A HOT TRUCK.

WE'LL HEAR FROM THE WOMAN WHO FIRST NOTICED THEY WERE IN TROUBLE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) SPORTS BAR CLOSED-VOTOPS-TRX


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tz1b) DOGS LEFT IN CAR-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


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.

Keeping watch over the Atlantic

Hot and hazy conditions are expected this afternoon with high temperatures again back in the low to mid 90s.

We'll be dry across the region through the lunch hours, but will continue keeping close watch over the tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean. It's likely this will become a tropical storm sometime today.

With this particular setup, drier subsiding air is being pulled across Southwest Florida from the north. That will help to limit the overall coverage of rain this afternoon along the coastal communities. However, it's important to note that rainfall is still likely today. Storms are still expected across the interior, and even with the depression staying off the east coast, we could still see some isolated downpours or storms advance toward the US 41 corridor.

The first depression of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season has sustained winds at 35 mph as of Tuesday morning. If and when it is upgraded to a tropical storm, the first named storm of the year will be dubbed "Arthur."

Tomorrow, this tropical system will be heading to the northeast. We will be left with a westerly turn on our winds which could help us to see a few showers and storms come ashore in the morning hours.

If you are planning ahead for the 4th of July, you can expect another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s along with a few passing downpours.

If you are planning ahead for the 4th of July, you can expect another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s along with a few passing downpours. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SEXUAL ASSAULT-SS-VO


RIGHT NOW THERE IS A SERIOUS CONCERN THAT A BABYSITTER IN COLLIER COUNTY EXPOSED THE KIDS SHE WATCHES TO A PREDATOR.

NICOLAS LAGUNES-BARRADAS IS ACCUSED OF RAPING A THREE YEAR OLD GIRL AT HIS APARTMENT IN EAST NAPLES.

HIS WIFE BABYSITS THE GIRL AND OTHER CHILDREN FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE WIFE TOLD NBC 2 SHE THINKS HER HUSBAND IS INNOCENT.

BUTY RIGHT NOW. INVESTIGATORS WILL ONLY SAY THAT THEY'RE ALSO LOOKING INTO THE POSSIBILITY THAT THERE ARE OTHER VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


DOGS LEFT IN HOT CAR-VO-WIPE


SEVEN PUPPIES ARE SAFE THIS MORNING AFTER POLICE PULLED THEM OUT OF THE FRONT OF A HOT UHAUL TRUCK IN FORT MYERS.

RUTH SAWYER SPOTTED THESE DOGS INSIDE THE U-HAUL, OUTSIDE HER APARTMENT ON JACKSON STREET.

SHE SAYS THEY WERE IN THE TRUCK FOR NEARLY AN HOUR - SO SHE CALLED POLICE.

RUTH BELIEVES IF SHE DIDN'T STEP IN, THOSE DOGS WOULD HAVE DIED. Return to index of stories...


DOGS LEFT IN HOT CAR-SOTVO-SS


Ruth Sawyer - Fort Myers

12:39-50

Two puppies were almost dead.Mama dog fell out of the truck. She didn't jump out, she fell. such a good dog she knew we were there to help.

THE DOG'S OWNER - DUSTIN UNWIN - CAME OUT TO CLAIM THE DOGS.

POLICE THEN ARRESTED HIM ON ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


FADE AWAY CLOSES-OC VO


ALMOST 45 PEOPLE ARE OUT OF WORK THIS MORNING. AFTER A POPULAR SPORTS BAR IN LEE COUNTY CLOSED SUDDENLY AND WITHOUT WARNING.

WORKERS CAME IN TO FADE AWAY SPORTS BAR AND GRILL ON SUNDAY AND DISCOVERED A SIGN ON THE DOOR.

THE OWNER POSTED IT SAYING HE WAS SELLING THE PROPERTY.

IT WAS A SHOCK EVEN TO THE RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT.

AND EMPLOYEES STILL DON'T KNOW *WHY. Return to index of stories...


FADE AWAY CLOSES-SOTVO


I mean I feel like its a really low blow just to tell almost 40 people that they don't have a job one day with no heads up. I understand that its business but at the same time where's your heart?

THE RESTAURANT MANAGER SAYS HE HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE OWNER SINCE.

THE OWNER *DID POST ON FADE AWAY'S FACEBOOK PAGE. SAYING IT WAS A DIFFICULT DECISION TO CLOSE. BUT THE RIGHT ONE FOR HIS FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


STUDENT LOANS TODAY-OC VO


SOME SOBERING NEWS FOR STUDENTS TAKING OUT NEW FEDERAL LOANS.

STARTING TODAY AND CONTINUING FOR THE NEXT YEAR, ALL OF THE STUDENT LOANS OFFERED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL SEE THEIR INTEREST RATE INCREASE BY POINT-8-PERCENT.

THE CHANGE STEMS FROM A BIPARTISAN DEAL BROKERED LAST YEAR BY CONGRESS AND SIGNED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA THAT TIES THE RATES TO THE FINANCIAL MARKETS.

UNTIL LAST YEAR, STUDENT LOAN INTEREST RATES WERE SET BY LAW AND DID NOT ADJUST WITH ECONOMIC CONDITIONS.

FOR EVERY $10,000 IN STUDENT LOANS TAKEN OUT, THE AVERAGE BORROWER CAN EXPECT TO PAY $4 DOLLARS *EXTRA A MONTH TO PAY IT BACK. Return to index of stories...


GA GUN LAWS TODAY-VOTOPS


A GEORGIA LAW TAKES EFFECT TODAY THAT WILL ALLOW GUN-PERMIT HOLDERS THE RIGHT TO CARRY WEAPONS IN RESTAURANTS, BARS, AND HOUSES OF WORSHIP.

LEGALLY-OWNED GUNS ALSO ARE ALLOWED IN UNRESTRICTED AREAS OF AIRPORTS AND GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS, AND MAY BE CARRIED AT SCHOOLS AND IN COLLEGES IF PERMITTED BY OFFICIALS.

BUSINESS OWNERS CAN STILL FORBID PEOPLE FROM BRINGING GUNS INTO AN ESTABLISHMENT IF THEY SO CHOSE. Return to index of stories...


NASA CLIMATE CHANGE-OTS


NASA IS SET TO LAUNCH A SATELLITE MEASURING CLIMATE CHANGE

THE 470-MILLION DOLLAR SATELLITE HOPES TO GIVE SCIENTISTS THEIR CLEAREST PICTURE OF EARTH'S WARMING ATMOSPHERE BY TRACKING CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS.

IT IS CONSIDERED THE NEXT POWERFUL TOOL FOR MEASURING SIGNS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON EARTH BEGINNING TODAY. Return to index of stories...


WADE AND JAMES FREE AGENT-VOTOPS


LEBRON JAMES AND DWAYNE WADE ENTER FREE AGENCY.

JAMES AND WADE - ALONGSIDE FORWARD-CENTER CHRIS BOSH - LEFT THEIR CONTRACTS WITH THE MIAMI HEAT BEHIND AS THEY BECAME FREE AGENTS TODAY.

THEY ARE FREE TO LEAVE THEIR TEAM, IF THEY CHOOSE TO DO SO, AND PURSUE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NBA.

DON'T BE SURPRISED, HOWEVER, IF ALL THREE OPT TO STAY. Return to index of stories...


FL GATOR NEAR PLAYGROUND-VOTOPS


LOOK AT THIS. A 10-FOOT LONG GATOR WAS SPOTTED JUST HANGING OUT NEAR A FLORIDA PLAYGROUND!

A FISHERMAN SAW THE GATOR MONDAY IN TITUSVILLE AND QUICKLY CALLED AUTHORITIES.

TRAPPERS SAY, THE GATOR WAS ABOUT 30-FEET AWAY FROM A PLAYGROUND.

THE REPTILE WAS LATER EUTHANIZED. Return to index of stories...


4TH OF JULY FOODS IN FRIDGE-VO


IT'S ALMOST TIME FOR THOSE 4TH OF JULY BARBECUES.

BUT DON'T LOAD UP THE FRIDGE TOO SOON

SOME OF THOSE COLD CUTS AND SALAD

HAVE A REALLY SHORT SHELF LIFE

SAUSAGE. ONLY 1 TO 2 DAYS

GROUND BEEF, CHICKEN OR TURKEY

YOU SHOULD ONLY KEEP UNFROZEN FOR A DAY

FRESH STEAK COOK IN 3-5 DAYS

` HERE'S A SURPRISING ONE.

SOUP. ONLY 3-4 DAYS ONCE COOKED

LEFTOVERS. PIZZA, CHICKEN NUGGETS, COOKED CHICKEN ALL JUST 3 DAYS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


STRAIGHT AHEAD.

DEADLINE MISSED!

COMING UP WE'LL TELL YOU WHY IT'S UNCERTAIN IF A DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS HOTEL WILL BREAK GROUND.

AND A COMEDY CLUB IS HEADING TO FORT MYERS,

BUT IT'S ONLY FOR A SHORT TIME. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) FM HOTEL-VOTOPS


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TZ2B) OFF THE HOOK-VOTOPS


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DT FORT MYERS HOTEL-TRX VO


THE FUTURE OF A DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS HIGH RISE IS UP IN THE AIR.

A NEW YORK CITY DEVELOPER HAS MISSED A CRUCIAL DEADLINE.

HE HAS HOPES OF TRANSFORMING THE FORMER AMTEL HOTEL INTO A 55 AND OLDER COMMUNITY.

BUT HERE'S THE PROBLEM. CITY LEADERS ARE WAITING TO HEAR WHETHER HE HAS THE 55-MILLION DOLLARS TO DO IT.

NEIGHBORS NEXT TO THE WATERFRONT EYESORE BELIEVE A CHANGE IS LONG OVERDUE. Return to index of stories...


DT FORT MYERS HOTEL-SOTVO


"That'll be interesting. I would like to see it. That was a hotel I

guess. I would like to see what the inside of that looks like. The one

that I live in is 30-percent to income."

CITY LEADERS ARE STAYING OPTIMISTIC THAT THEY WILL HEAR FROM THE DEVELOPER THIS WEEK.

CITY STAFF WILL DISCUSS WHAT TO DO NEXT IF PLANS FAIL. Return to index of stories...


OFF THE HOOK COMEDY CLUB-OC, VO,OC


A MARCO ISLAND COMEDY CLUB WILL BE MOVING TO FORT MYERS- BUT ONLY FOR A SHORT TIME.

OFF THE HOOK COMEDY CLUB OUTGREW ITS LOCATION IN MARCO.

IT'S SET TO OPEN A NEW CLUB THIS YEAR IN BONITA SPRINGS ON BONITA BEACH ROAD.

CONSTRUCTION DELAYS ARE IMPACTING THE NEW SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. WHERE THE COMEDY CLUB WILL BE BASED.

IN THE MEANTIME, THE CLUB WILL OPERATE AT HOUSE OF BREWS IN GULF COAST TOWN CENTER. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK SOCIAL EXPERIMENT-OTS, VOWIPE


ARE FACEBOOK USERS LAB RATS?

THIS MORNING, MANY ARE ASKING DID A FACEBOOK STUDY GO TOO FAR?

THAT'S THE QUESTION AFTER NEWS BROKE THE SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE DID A PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERIMENT ON NEARLY 700-THOUSAND USERS -- WITHOUT THEM KNOWING.

FOR ONE WEEK IN 2012. FACEBOOK TWEAKED WHAT USERS SAW IN THEIR NEWSFEEDS. SKEWING THE CONTENT TO BE MORE POSITIVE OR MORE NEGATIVE THAN NORMAL.

THEY FOUND THAT YES. FACEBOOK USERS MOODS ARE SLIGHTLY AFFECTED BY WHAT THEY SEE IN THEIR NEWS FEEDS.

A PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR FROM F-G-C-U SAYS THE PSYCOLOGICAL IMPACT ON PEOPLE'S EMOTIONS WOULD BE SMALL AND SHORT LIVED.

BUT, FACEBOOK USERS WE SPOKE WITH ARE UPSET. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK SOCIAL EXPERIMENT-SOTVO


57:18 -:23 Maria Hobbs - facebook user

"I think they should have told us before, we'd have to opt in if we wanted to be a part of it."

58:54 -:58 - Mike Boyd - facebook user

"I don't think they should have done it by testing on us."

FORBES IS REPORTING THAT FACEBOOK DIDN'T ADD A STIPULATION IN THEIR USER AGREEMENT ABOUT RESEARCH. UNTIL *AFTER THIS EXPERIMENT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE


VIOLENCE ESCALATES IN WEST BANK AFTER THREE MISSING ISRAELI TEENS ARE FOUND DEAD.

NBC-2 WILL HAVE DETAILS AFTER THE BREAK.

AND A FLORIDA MAN GOES TO THE HOSPITAL FOR DEPRESSION AND ENDS UP DEAD.

AND YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHO OFFICIALS SAY IS THE ONE TO BLAME. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) ISREAL VIOLENCE-TRX VOTOPS


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TZ3B) MAN KILLED IN HOSPITAL-VOTOPS


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first weather-CLIP


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first weather-WX


Keeping watch over the Atlantic

Hot and hazy conditions are expected this afternoon with high temperatures again back in the low to mid 90s.

We'll be dry across the region through the lunch hours, but will continue keeping close watch over the our first tropical storm of the 2014 season. Tropical Storm Arthur is now sitting about 150 miles off the Central Florida east coast and has winds of 40 mph.

With this particular setup, drier subsiding air is being pulled across Southwest Florida from the north. That will help to limit the overall coverage of rain this afternoon along the coastal communities. However, it's important to note that rainfall is still likely today. Storms are still expected across the interior, and even with the depression staying off the east coast, we could still see some isolated downpours or storms advance toward the US 41 corridor.

Tomorrow, this Tropical Storm Arthur will be heading to the northeast. We will be left with a westerly turn on our winds which could help us to see a few showers and storms come ashore in the morning hours.

If you are planning ahead for the 4th of July, you can expect another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s along with a few passing downpours.

If you are planning ahead for the 4th of July, you can expect another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s along with a few passing downpours. Return to index of stories...


TS1) EDISON NAME CHANGE-TC MON VO


GOOD MORNING IM JOE ROETZ.

LETS TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MORNINGS TOP STORIES.

EDISON HAS OFFICIALLY BECOME FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE.

STAFF AND STUDENTS CELEBRATED WITH SPIRIT DAY.

THE SCHOOLS NEW COLORS ARE PURPLE AND AQUA.

THE OLD BUCCANEERS MASCOT ALSO HAS A NEW LOOK.

THE COLLEGE WILL ALSO BE BRINGING BACK SPORTS-- STARTING OFF WITH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL STARTING IN FALL 2015. Return to index of stories...


TS2) NEW LAWS TODAY-TC MON VO


158 NEW LAWS JUST WENT INTO EFFECT TODAY IN FLORIDA.

AMONG THEM. STORES CAN NO LONGER SELL ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES TO CHILDREN.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE LIZBETH BENAQUISTO PUSHED THAT BILL.

ALSO. INSURANCE COMPANIES CANNOT DENY COVERAGE FOR SOMEONE BASED ON WHETHER THEY OWN A GUN.

AND THE FLORIDA G-I BILL ALSO STARTS TODAY.

THAT BILL GIVES UNIVERSITY TUITION WAIVERS FOR VETERANS.

IT ALSO PAYS FOR MILITARY BASE IMPROVEMENTS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) WORLD CUP-TC MON VO


AND THE COUNTDOWN TO KICK-OFF IS ON, AS TEAM U-S-A GETS READY TO TAKE ON BELGIUM IN THE KNOCK-OUT-ROUND OF THE WORLD CUP!

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW--

THE GAME AGAINST BELGIUM STARTS AT FOUR THIS AFTERNOON.

IT AIRS ON E-S-P-N. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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ISRAELI VIOLENCE-INTRO


VIOLENCE IS RAMPING UP IN THE WEST BANK AFTER THREE KIDNAPPED ISRAELI TEENS WERE FOUND DEAD.

ISRAEL ALREADY APPEARS TO BE RETALIATING. THE WEST BANK HOMES OF TWO MEN SUSPECTED IN THE KIDNAPPING WERE DESTROYED. AND ISRAELI SECURITY FORCES ARE STEPPING UP AIRSTRIKES ON GAZA.

ED PAYNE HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


ISRAELI VIOLENCE-PKG


MOURNERS GATHERED IN FRONT OF THE ISRAELI CONSULATE IN NEW YORK MONDAY. PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE THREE TEENS FOUND DEAD IN THE WEST BANK TWO WEEKS AFTER THEY WERE KIDNAPPED.

PRESIDENT OBAMA, POPE FRANCIS AND U-N SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON ALL CONDEMNED THE KILLINGS.

THE TEENS DISAPPEARED FROM A JEWISH SETTLEMENT IN THE WEST BANK AROUND MID-JUNE.

THE AUNT OF ONE OF THE TEENS DESCRIBED HER NEPHEW AS "YOUNG AND INNOCENT".

AND CALLS NEWS OF THE TEENS' DEATHS "TOO SAD TO IMAGINE."

They just found them. I guess they killed them, murdered them. In the beginning. I didn't have a good feeling. The same feeling when they were kidnapped, I didn't feel good. Now unfortunately I have the same bad feeling.

ISRAELI AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY POINTED THE FINGER AT HAMAS. THE PALESTINIAN ORGANIZATION LABELED A TERRORIST GROUP BY BOTH ISRAEL AND THE U-S.

Hamas says every Israeli man, woman and child -- every civilian -- is a legitimate target for these kinds of terrorist attacks.

AND NOW ISRAEL IS STRIKING BACK.

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU VOWING "HAMAS WILL PAY."

ISRAELI AIRSTRIKES HIT TARGETS THROUGHOUT GAZA SHORTLY AFTER THE TEENS' BODIES WERE FOUND.

My prime minister was very clear. Hamas is responsible and Hamas will pay a very heavy price.

BUTT TO:

Your government would do the same thing, any government would do the same thing.

ISRAEL CALLED FOR THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY TO END ITS PACT WITH HAMAS.

THE F-B-I IS ALSO INVESTIGATING. AS ONE OF THE TEENS HAD DUAL ISRAELI-U-S CITIZENSHIP.

I'M ED PAYNE, REPORTING Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CAUSEWAY ALGAE-OC-VO


AN ALGAE BLOOM IS CAUSING A LOT OF CONCERN ALONG THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY.

YOU CAN SEE HERE, IT'S CREATING THESE GREEN STREAKS IN THE WATER.

RESEARCHERS WITH THE SANIBEL CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION SAY FLOOD KILLS FROM LAST SUMMER CAUSED THIS --

AND THE ALGAE IS JUST NOW FLOATING TO THE SURFACE.

THE BIGGEST WORRY - WHAT IT'S DOING TO OUR MARINE LIFE. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CAUSEWAY ALGAE-SOTVO


SOTS:15

:00-:10 Dr. Eric Milbrandt, SCCF Marine Lab Director "The problem is more of an ecological problem. As you can see, it's growing on top of the seagrass blades. it competes for life

:10-:15 Gabrielle Harte, Sanibel "You can smell it, you can see it. ick. just awful."

WE'VE LEARNED, IT IS OKAY TO SWIM IN THE WATER NEAR THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY.

BUT YOU SHOULD AVOID SWIMMING DIRECTLY INTO THE ALGAE BLOOMS -- OTHER BACTERIA BUILDS ON TOP OF IT, AND CAN MAKE YOU SICK. Return to index of stories...


BEAR MANAGEMENT-OTS-VIBOX


LOOKING AHEAD. IF YOU'RE CONCERNED OR HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT BLACK BEARS. FLORIDA WILDLIFE OFFICERS WILL HOLD ANOTHER PUBLIC WORKSHOP TONIGHT.

THE GOAL IS TO EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT CO-EXISTING WITH THE ANIMALS.

DOZENS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SHOWING UP TO THESE MEETINGS. AFTER ALL THE RECENT BEAR SIGHTINGS AROUND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TODAY'S PUBLIC WORKSHOP IS AT THE LEHIGH ACRES REGIONAL LIBRARY FROM 6:30 TO 8:30 TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


ADOPT A FREEDOM FRIEND-OC-SS


THIS MORNING LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES WANTS YOU TO ADOPT A FREEDOM FRIEND.

JULY FIREWORKS HAVE OFFICIALLY BEGUN WITH A PET POPULATION EXPLOSION IN LEE COUNTY.

THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JULY. ADOPTION DISCOUNTS INCLUDE $8 DOLLARS FOR CATS SIX MONTHS AND OLDER. AND $40 DOLLARS FOR DOGS 40 POUNDS AND LARGER.

CATS AND KITTENS ARE ALWAYS TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!

THE INCREASE IN PETS COINCIDES WITH THE START OF KITTEN SEASON WHICH BEGAN IN MAY. Return to index of stories...


FL MAN KILLED BY HOSPITAL ROOMATE-INTRO


FLORIDA AUTHORITIES ARREST A MIAMI-DADE HOSPITAL PATIENT FOR ALLEGEDLY STRANGLING HIS ROOMMATE TO DEATH.

POLICE SAY THE VICTIM. RAUL ALEXANDER RIOS. WAS KILLED BY A PATIENT HE SHARED A ROOM WITH.

NEKI MOHAN REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


FL MAN KILLED BY HOSPITAL ROOMATE-PKG


My brother is an amazing gentle person.

Despite all his problems, he studied and he wanted to be a teacher for people like him.

THIS IS VIDEO OF RAUL ALEXANDER RIOS THREE MONTHS AGO.

HIS FAMILY SAYS HE HAS STRUGGLED WITH MENTAL ILLNESS SINCE HE WAS A TEEN.

TWO WEEKS AGO THEY CHECKED INTO AVENTURA HOSPITAL BECAUSE HE WAS DEPRESSED.

He was sad, depressed, didn't want to eat, didn't want to drink.

LAST THURSDAY THIS MAN WAS ALSO CHECKED IN RIOS ROOM, HOURS LATER.RIOS WAS DEAD. STRANGLED TO DEATH FIVE DAYS AFTER HIS 32ND BIRTHDAY.

That was the last time I saw my brother.

He was 32 and going like this.

Now he's gone.

We can't bring him back.

They treated treated him like road kill.

He was dead on the floor face down.

Where was security?

ALEXANDER JACKSON IS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

ACCORDING TO THE ARRESTED AFFIDAVIT HE TOLD POLICE HE HAD KILLED SOMEONE.

THE AFFIDAVIT ALSO SAYS RIOS WAS LAST SEEN ALIVE LESS THAN AN HOUR BEFORE THEY FOUND HIM ON THE FLOOR.

HIS MOTHER AND TWO SISTERS ARE DEVASTATED, THEY WANT TO KNOW HOW SOMETHING LIKE IS COULD HAPPEN IN PLACE THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO HELP.

We have no answers from anybody.

No one has told us anything, other than he was strangled with a bed sheet and with hands. Return to index of stories...


FL LOTTO SCAM-OTS


FLORIDA LOTTERY OFFICIALS SAY THEIR LOGO AND LETTERHEAD ARE BEING USED IN SCAM EMAILS SEEKING PERSONAL DATA TO CLAIM FAKE PRIZES.

LOTTO OFFICIALS SAY THE SCAM EMAILS SAY THE RECIPIENT HAS WON A PRIZE AND SHOULD CONTACT THE LISTED PERSON TO CLAIM A SHARE OF THE JACKPOT.

ONCE THE EMAIL RECIPIENT RESPONDS. THE SCAMMERS THEN SEND A FOLLOW-UP EMAIL REQUESTING FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND MONEY FOR A TAX TO CLAIM THE PRIZE.

LOTTERY OFFICIALS SAY THEY DO NOT CONTACT PLAYERS TO LET THEM KNOW THEY'VE WON A PRIZE. *UNLESS THEY ENTERED A PROMOTIONAL GAME OR A SECOND-CHANCE DRAWING ON THE OFFICIAL FLORIDA LOTTERY WEBSITE. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY FROZEN FRENZY-TRX OTS


HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS WILL ADD TO THE "FROZEN" FRENZY BY OFFERING A DAILY CHARACTER PROCESSION, SING-ALONGS AND A NIGHTLY PARTY BASED ON THE HIT ANIMATED MOVIE.

DISNEY RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THAT "FROZEN SUMMER LIVE" WILL BEGIN JULY 5 AND RUN THROUGH SEPTEMBER FIRST.

THERE'S ALSO A NEW SING-ALONG SHOW, A DANCE PARTY, "FROZEN"-THEMED FIREWORKS, A POLAR PLAYGROUND, ICE SKATING RINK AND ICE CARVING DEMONSTRATIONS. Return to index of stories...


NANNY SQUATTER-OC VO


A CALIFORNIA NANNY WHO REFUSED TO LEAVE THE HOME OF THE FAMILY SHE ONCE WORKED FOR. HAS FINALLY AGREED TO LEAVE. BUT WITH ONE CONDITION.

SIXTY-FOUR YEAR-OLD DIANE STRETTON SAYS SHE WILL MOVE OUT ON JULY 4TH. THIS FRIDAY. AS LONG AS THE WEATHER IS COOL.

STRETTON WAS FIRED A LITTLE OVER THREE WEEKS AGO BECAUSE THE FAMILY SAID SHE HAD STOPPED WORKING.

BUT SHE REFUSED TO LEAVE. AND EVEN THREATENED TO SUE THE FAMILY FOR WRONGFUL TERMINATION AND ABUSE OF THE ELDERLY.

STRETTON IS CURRENTLY LIVING IN HER CAR BUT HER BELONGINGS REMAIN INSIDE THE HOME.

NOW STRETTON SAYS SHE WILL NEED THREE DAYS TO MOVE HER THINGS AND WILL ONLY DO SO UNDER THE TEMPERATURE CONDITION SHE SET FORTH. Return to index of stories...


CHYSLER RECALL-TRX OTS VO


CHRYSLER IS RECALLING NEARLY 7-HUNDRED-THOUSAND VEHICLES. DUE TO AN IGNITION SWITCH PROBLEM SIMILAR TO THE ONE THAT FORCED GENERAL MOTORS TO RECALL 2.6 MILLION VEHICLES WORLDWIDE.

THE RECALL AFFECTS MORE THAN HALF A MILLION VEHICLES IN THE U-S.

IT INCLUDES SOME DODGE JOURNEY S-U-Vs, DODGE GRAND CARAVANS AND CHYRSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY MINIVANS MADE FROM 2007 TO 2009.

THE COMPANY SAYS JARRING ROAD CONDITIONS -- SUCH AS HITTING A POTHOLE -- MAY CAUSE THE VEHICLE'S KEY TO SLIP OUT OF THE "RUN" POSITION.

THE RECALL COMES AFTER THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION BEGAN INVESTIGATING THE ISSUE BECAUSE IT HAD RECEIVED COMPLAINTS OF THE PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


MORE TROOPS TO IRAQ-OC VO


THE U-S MILITARY IS SENDING MORE TROOPS TO IRAQ FOR SECURITY.

THE PENTAGON SAYS 200 MILITARY PERSONNEL WILL BE IN THE COUNTRY TO SECURE THE U-S EMBASSY, ITS SUPPORT FACILITIES, AND BAGHDAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

THIS IS IN *ADDITION TO THE 100 PERSONNEL ALREADY IN THE REGION FOR SECURITY AND LOGISTICAL SUPPORT.

THE PENTAGON SAYS THE PRESIDENT AUTHORIZED THIS INCREASE IN TROOPS TO PROTECT U-S CITIZENS AND PROPERTY. Return to index of stories...


TURCO TO CANTERBURY-OC-VO


THIS IS REALLY INTERESTING ---

LONG TIME ESTERO BASEBALL COACH FRANK TURCO WILL BECOME THE BASEBALL COACH AND ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT CANTERBURY HIGH SCHOOL -- THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS JUST MADE MONDAY AFTERNOON.

TURCO WON 11 DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH THE WILDCATS AND WAS THE DISTRICT 5A COACH OF THE YEAR IN 2013 -- TURCO IS CERTAINLY GOING TO MISS BEING A WILDCAT -- BUT A NEW CHALLENGE AWAITS HIM Return to index of stories...


TURCO TO CANTERBURY-SOT-OC


WAIT

TURCO IS NOT THE ONLY COACH ON THE MOVE ---

IT APPEARS THAT FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL MIGHT HIRE MARC TAGLIERI AS THEIR NEW BASEBALL COACH ---

OF COURSE TAGLIERI LED CANTERBURY TO THEIR 1ST EVER STATE FINAL FOUR BACK IN MAY -- WE'LL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THAT SITUATION -- Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR---


STRAIGHT AHEAD. A UNIQUE HOME THAT'S CAUSING QUITE A STIR.

WHY SOME PEOPLE ARE LINING UP TO PLACE THEIR BIDS ON THIS ONE OF A KIND HOUSE.

PLUS--

A DARING DUO CAUGHT ON CAM IN A STATE OFFICE.

FIND OUT WHAT THEY STOLE OUT OF THE WASHINGTON STATE GOVERNORS OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) CAVE HOME-TRX VOWIPE


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TZ4B) GOVERNOR BREAK IN-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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DEADLY IOWA WEATHER-ON CAM


PARTS OF THE MIDWEST WERE ONCE AGAIN BATTERED BY SEVERE AND DANGEROUS WEATHER.

AT LEAST ONE PERSON DIED WHEN A BUILDING COLLAPSED. AND MILLIONS OF RESIDENTS ARE BEING URGED TO KEEP A CAREFUL WATCH ON THE SKIES AS MORE VIOLENT STORMS CONTINUE TO CRAWL ACROSS THE HEARTLAND.

KURT GREGORY REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY IOWA WEATHER-PKG


--NATS--RAIN AND SIRENS

A SERIES OF UN-RELENTING AND DANGEROUS STORM SYSTEMS CONTINUE MAKING THEIR WAY ACROSS MUCH OF THE COUNTRY'S MID-SECTION.

IN FAIRFAX, IOWA VIOLENT WINDS TURNED DEADLY WHEN A BUILDING COLLAPSED LEAVING ONE MAN DEAD.

AND IN STUART, IOWA ARNOLD LEWIS HEARD THE WINDS AND RODE OUT THE STORM IN HIS BASEMENT.

"I was upstairs and just got the wind blowing so hard, I could hear the roof go off and I went to the basement."

WHEN LEWIS EMERGED, PILES OF RUBBLE.

HE FOUND HIS ROOF COMPLETELY TORN OFF AND LYING ON THE GRAVEL ROAD IN FRONT OF HIS HOME.

Arnold Lewis

"What isn't blowed away is damaged, everything we got is damaged."

POWERFUL WIND GUSTS SNAPPED CROPS AND TREES.

WHAT WAS ONCE A BARN HOUSING FARM EQUIPMENT, NOW LEFT UN-RECOGNIZABLE.

PART OF A LARGE GRAIN ELEVATOR WAS TOSSED LIKE A TOY INTO A CORN FIELD.

TWISTED SHEET METAL, SOME OF IT NOW DRAPED ACROSS POWER LINES ARE A CHALLENGE FOR CREWS AS THEY CAREFULLY WORK TO RESTORE POWER.

NOW, AS THE CLEAN-UP BEGINS.METEOROLOGISTS ARE WARNING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE MIDWEST TO BRACE FOR WHAT COULD BE THE THREAT OF MORE VIOLENT WEATHER.

KURT GREGORY, NBC NEWS Return to index of stories...


WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX WALL


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.

Keeping watch over the Atlantic

Hot and hazy conditions are expected this afternoon with high temperatures again back in the low to mid 90s.

We'll be dry across the region through the lunch hours, but will continue keeping close watch over the our first tropical storm of the 2014 season. Tropical Storm Arthur is now sitting about 150 miles off the Central Florida east coast and has winds of 40 mph.

With this particular setup, drier subsiding air is being pulled across Southwest Florida from the north. That will help to limit the overall coverage of rain this afternoon along the coastal communities. However, it's important to note that rainfall is still likely today. Storms are still expected across the interior, and even with the depression staying off the east coast, we could still see some isolated downpours or storms advance toward the US 41 corridor.

Tomorrow, this Tropical Storm Arthur will be heading to the northeast. We will be left with a westerly turn on our winds which could help us to see a few showers and storms come ashore in the morning hours.

If you are planning ahead for the 4th of July, you can expect another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s along with a few passing downpours.

If you are planning ahead for the 4th of July, you can expect another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s along with a few passing downpours. Return to index of stories...


CAVE HOME FOR SALE-ON CAM


AN UNUSUAL HOME IS BEING AUCTIONED OFF IN FESTUS, MISSOURI.

PEOPLE ARE LINING UP TO BID ON THE FORMER ROLLER RINK -- TURNED CAVE HOME.

SHAWNDREA THOMAS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


CAVE HOME FOR SALE-PKG


IN: IT'S A HOUSE.

OUTCUE: IN JULY. Return to index of stories...


GOVERNOR BREAK IN-TRX VOTOPS


SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AT THE WASHINGTON STATE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE SHOWS A BRAZEN BURGLARY UNDER THE NOSES OF STATE POLICE.

TWO WOMEN ARE ACCUSED OF BREAKING INTO GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE'S OFFICE ON JUNE 15.

THE VIDEO SHOWS THEY SHIMMIED AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING AND IN THROUGH AN UNLOCKED WINDOW.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE SUSPECTS PASSED UP ITEMS OF MONETARY VALUE LIKE CAMERAS AND LAPTOPS.

INSTEAD, THEY ALLEGEDLY STOLE A HAT AND SENTIMENTAL ITEMS, INCLUDING A TRIBAL BLANKET.

THE PAIR WERE ARRESTED LAST WEEK AND ARE FACING CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOUR MEDICATIONS-THEN GET TO KNOW YOUR PHARMACIST.

IT'S OFTEN A MISSED OPPORTUNITY.

THE STORY COMING UP IN HEALTH MATTERS.

AND WAFFLE HOUSE HAS SOMETHING THEY WANT YOU TO KNOW.

AND IT HAS TO DO WITH SOCCER?!?

THE MESSAGE THE BREAKFAST GIANT IS SENDING AND WHAT BREAKFAST FOOD THEY'RE WAGING WAR AGAINST. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) WAFFLE HOUSE-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


IN TERMS OF HEALTH CARE. YOUR PHARMACIST IS THE LAST STOP BETWEEN YOUR DOCTOR AND ANY PRESCRIPTION DRUGS YOU TAKE.

THEY'RE TRAINED TO ANSWER ALL KINDS OF QUESTIONS ABOUT DRUG INTERACTIONS, TYPES OF DRUGS, AND PLENTY MORE.

BUT AS AMY OSHIER REPORTS IN TODAY'S HEALTH MATTERS.TOO FEW PEOPLE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEIR SKILLS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


CHANCES ARE YOUR PHARMACIST KNOWS YOU BETTER THAN YOU THINK- IF YOU REFILL AT THE SAME LOCATION- THEY MAY BE PRIMELY POSITIONED TO SPOT A PROBLEM.

JOHN ARMISTEAD/DIR PHARMACY LMHS

RUNS:

2:28 Thirty percent of medications are really not refilled by the patient after that first fill. And so there's a lot of therapy that maybe the primary care provider or specialist might think a patient is on but they really are not on on an ongoing basis.

NON-COMPLIANCE IS A HUGE PROBLEM. MOSTLY RESULTING FROM DANGEROUS MEDICATION MIXUPS OR SKIPPED MEDS. STUDIES FIND UP TO 70% OF PATIENTS NEVER ASK THEIR PHARMACIST QUESTIONS OR EXPRESS CONCERNS.

JOHN ARMISTEAD/DIR PHARMACY LMHS

RUNS:

2:48 Sometimes the patient is experiencing some side effects and then they decide they're not going to take that one any more. They often do not report back to the physician that they don't feel well well while they take that medication.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Instead- patients should feel comfortable speaking up. A pharmacist does much more than count pills and measure medicines. They are trained in the ways drugs affect the body and interact with each other.

JOHN ARMISTEAD/DIR PHARMACY LMHS

RUNS:

:45 Medication therapy is really a key to self-care in home environment. So it's absolutely essential that a patient understand why they are taking a medication, what side effects might they experience if they're taking that medication, and who to contact if they do have problems.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE A COMPLICATED BUSINESS- SO WHEN YOU HAVE DOUBT- CHECK IT OUT. WITH A PROFESSIONAL. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


MOST GENEROUS CITY-VO


SEATTLE LEADS THE NATION IN ONLINE CHARITABLE GIVING.

SOFTWARE AND SERVICES SUPPLIER BLACKBAUD RELEASED ITS LIST OF THE MOST GENEROUS CITIES ONLINE.

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. ATLANTA, GEORGIA.WASHINGTON, DC. AND CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS ROUND OUT THE TOP FIVE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


BEYONCE TOPS A NEW LIST.

AND AMANDA BYNES WON'T FACE JAIL TIME.

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


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


ITS SAFE TO SAY BEYONCE RUNS THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD.

THE SINGER CAME IN AT NUMBER ONE ON FORBES' CELEBRITY 100 LIST FOR ESTIMATED EARNINGS AND FAME.

SHE BEAT OUT: LEBRON JAMES IN SECOND AND HUSBAND JAY-Z IN SIXTH.

MRS. CARTER'S TOUR EARNED HER AN AVERAGE OF 2.4 MILLION DOLLARS PER SHOW ACCORDING TO POLLSTAR.

WITH HER LATEST ALBUM SALES, AND EARNING FROM ENDORSEMENTS AND FRAGRANCES SHE COULDN'T BE STOPPED.

AMANDA BYNES IS FREE AND CLEAR.

THE ACTRESS NO LONGER FACES CHARGES RELATED TO A BONG THROWING INCIDENT. AFTER COMPLYING WITH A JUDGE'S ORDERS TO KEEP OUT OF TROUBLE FOR SIX MONTHS.

BACK IN 2013 SHE ALLEGEDLY THROUGH A BONG OUT HER APARTMENT WINDOW IN MANHATTAN.

BUT SHE MAY BE BACK ON THE RIGHT TRACK.

ACCORDING TO E! NEWS SHE SPENT SIX MONTHS IN REHAB AND WENT BACK TO SCHOOL.

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. IS DEALING WITH DRUG ADDICTION AGAIN, BUT THIS TIME BECAUSE OF HIS SON.

ACCORDING TO POLICE THE ACTOR'S 20-YEAR-OLD INDIO DOWNEY WAS ARRESTED SUNDAY IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA FOR POSSESSION OF WHAT APPEARED TO BE COCAINE AND A SMOKING PIPE.

A REP FOR THE IRON MAN STAR SAYS: "UNFORTUNATELY THERE'S A GENETIC COMPONENT TO ADDICTION AND INDIO HAS LIKELY INHERITED IT."

DOWNEY JR'S SON WAS BAILED OUT OF JAIL SUNDAY NIGHT.

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


POTUS CRACK JOKE-VO


DURING A GAY PRIDE MONTH RECEPTION AT THE WHITE HOUSE, T

HE FIRST COUPLE ACKNOWLEDGED THEIR EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF BILL YOSSES.

YOSSES, IS LEAVING THE WHITE HOUSE JOB AFTER SOME SEVEN YEARS OF DESSERT-MAKING, FOR A TEACHING JOB IN NEW YORK.

THE PRESIDENT COULDN'T HELP BUT ADMIT HIS WEAKNESS FOR HIS PIES.

AND HE, PERHAPS, WENT A LITTLE BIT TOO FAR.

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


POTUS CRACK JOKE-SOTVO


POTUS: This is the problem, we call Bill the crust master because his pies, I don't know what he does. Whether he puts crack in them or. But.

FLOTUS: No, he doesn't. There is no crack in our pies."

OF COURSE THE FIRST LADY HAD TO SET HIM STRAIGHT. Return to index of stories...


MANNEQUINS CAUSING WRECKS-VO


WHEN IT COMES TO CAR CRASHES. THIS IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE SEXIER EXCUSES WE'VE HEARD

AN ADULT STORE IN OKLAHOMA CITY IS TURNING HEADS AND GETTING BLAMED FOR TRAFFIC CRASHES.

THE STORE OPENED JUNE 12-TH.

AND SINCE THEN. POLICE SAY THERE HAVE BEEN EIGHT CRASHES IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA. ONE WITH INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


MANNEQUINS CAUSING WRECKS-SOTVO


I don't even know what to say about that. That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Oh, I think they're fantastic. I think they can actually be a little lewder, but that's just me.

A SPOKESPERSON FOR HUSTLER HOLLYWOOD SAYS THERE'S NOTHING OVERLY PROVOCATIVE. AND CALLS THE DISPLAYS TASTEFUL AND DECENT. Return to index of stories...


WAFFLE HOUSE BELGIAN-VO


AHEAD OF TEAM U-S-A'S BIG MATCH AGAINST BELGIUM --

WAFFLE HOUSE INSISTS -- THEY AREN'T SERVING BELGIAN WAFFLES.

THE RESTAURANT CHAIN CAUSED A GOOD AMOUNT OF BUZZ ON TWITTER MONDAY.

HERE'S THE TWEET --

"WE DON'T BELIEVE IN BELGIUM WAFFLES." --

BUT IT ONLY TOOK MINUTES BEFORE A FOLLOWER CORRECTED THE TWEET TO "BELGIAN" WAFFLES.

A RESTAURANT SPOKESPERSON SAID -- IT'S ALL IN GOOD FUN. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-2-SHOT


COMING UP ON THE NEWS AT NOON--

NBC2 IS TRAKING THE FIRST TROPICAL STORM OF THE SEASON--

AND ITS JUST OFF FLORIDA'S EAST COAST!

WE'LL BE BACK TO LET YOU KNOW THE STORMS IMPACT ON THE STATE.

WE'RE LEARNING OF SOME BREAKING NEWS OUT OF WASHINGTON--

MAJOR PROBLEMS FOR THE PRESIDENTS NEW HEALTH CARE LAW.

AND FLORIDA IS WORKING ON REGULATIONS FOR THE PARASAILING INDUSTRY--

THAT BUSINESS IS LARGELY *UN-REGULATED*!!

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


NOON TZC) PARASAILING SAFETY-TBA


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CLOSE-2-SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...