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ANCHOR SUPERS BOOTH ALERT-TRX-ONCAM
KEY LIST FL BEST BURGER-2SH PUSH SS(2)
HEADLINES OVERALL BEST BURGER-VOTOPS
HL1) MELISSA SMITH TRIAL-TRX VOTOPS LOST LETTER DELIVERED 83 YRS LATER-VOWIPE
HL2) TRACKING ARTHUR-TRX VOTOPS LOST LETTER DELIVERED 83 YRS LATER-SOTVO
HL3) FOURTH OF JULY-TRX VOTOPS MOM DELIVERS OWN BABY-VOTOPS-ONCAM
ARTHUR CLIP-CLIP MOM DELIVERS OWN BABY-PKG
FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER TEASE THREE-2 SHOT
TOSS TO CHRISTY-TRX-VOTOPS-Fly EaniBx-Dissolve new TZ3 A) IMMIGRATION DEBATE-VO
MELISSA SMITH SENTENCE-PLASMA TZ3 B) HOT CAR COOKIE BAKING-VOTOPS
MELISSA SMITH SENTENCE-BNR-PKG DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS
MELISSA SMITH SENTENCE-PLASMA BOOTH ALERT 2
STOCKS-TRX-BIGBOARDTOPS OPEN 12:30-CLIP
TRAFICKING ARREST-TRX-SS? IMMIGRATION DEBATE-VOTOPS-FlyOaniBx
MAN EJECTED FROM CAR-TRX-VO IMMIGRATION DEBATE-TRX-PKG
HOT PUPPIES UPDATE-VOWIPE PALESTINIAN DEATH-VO
HOT PUPPIES UPDATE-SOTVO FIREFIGHTERS HIT BY LIGHTNING-VO
SAME SEX MARRIAGE LAWSUIT-OC-NATSVO CA WILDFIRES-VO
SAME SEX MARRIAGE LAWSUIT-SOTVO AIRPORT SECURITY-ONCAM
TOSS TO HOLLIE-TRX-ONCAM-FlyEaniBx AIRPORT SECURITY-PKG
MIROMAR FIREWORKS-LIVE AIRPORT SECURITY-TAG
MIROMAR FIREWORKS-SOT-SS GAS SKIMMERS-trxOTS
MIROMAR FIREWORKS-LIVE CAPE SIX TEENS ARRESTED-SSTOPS-VO-SS
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT GEORGIA TODDLER DEATH-VO
TZ1 A) BEACH RENOURISHMENT-VO HOT CAR COOKIE BAKING-ONCAM
TZ1 B) TRACKING ARTHUR-VOTOPS OR SAT HOT CAR COOKIE BAKING-PKG
BONITA BEACH RD AND 41-ZMAP-VO HOT CAR COOKIE BAKING-SSTOPS
CURT CLAWSON IN BONITA-OC-SOTVO TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
PRESIDENTIAL POLL NUMBERS-SS(2) TZ4 B) DECADES OF GULF-VOTOPS
LEE CO BEACH RENOURISH-VOWIPE WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
LEE CO BEACH RENOURISH-SOTVO DECADES OF GULF-ONCAM
NEW YORK CITY LIGHTNING-TRX-SSTOPS DECADES OF GULF-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TRACKING ARTHUR-CLIP BANK ROBBERY UPDATE-TRX-SS
TOSS TO JAY GRAY-2SHOT-FlyEaniBx-Dissolve Sat Live FURRY FANDOM-VO
TRACKING ARTHUR-SAT LIVE FACEBOOK DATA-OTS
TRACKING ARTHUR-TRX-PKG WIRELESS ROUTER TRACKS KIDS-SS
TRACKING ARTHUR-SAT LIVE LINDSAY LOHAN SUES GTA-SS
TRACKING ARTHUR-CX TALK MIROMAR INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION-SS
FAA WORKING TO REDUCE ACCIDENTS-VO CONSERVANCY MILITARY-SSTOPS
BREWARY BOOM-VO GET AWAY DAY AND GAS PRICES-TRX SSTOPS
HEALTHCAST CLIP-CLIP SWFL FIREWORKS-OTS-BNR
CHILDREN AND CELIAC DISEASE-VIDBOX (3) COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
NUTRITION ASSESSMENT-VIDBOX (2) B) GUN ROBBERY-VOTOPS
CONTROLLING DIABETES-VIDBOX firework ticker-cg
SUMMERTIME LAZINESS-PLASMA CAPE CORAL ROBBERY-TRXSSTOPS
SUMMERTIME LAZINESS-PKG TEXAS EXPLOSION-VOTOPS
SUMMERTIME LAZINESS-TAG MELISSA SMITH-VOTOPS
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
TZ2 A) FL BEST BURGER-VO CLOSE-3-SHOT
TZ2 B) MOM DELIVERS BABY-VOTOPS END TIME------------


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HEADLINES


BREAKING NEWS FOR THE BABYSITTER CONVICTED IN THE DROWNING DEATH OF A TWO YEAR OLD.

COMING UP-

THE FATE OF MELISSA SMITH.

PLUS-

WE ARE TRACKING THE FIRST HURRICANE OF THE SEASON.

WHERE HURRICANE ARTHUR IS HEADED AT NOON.

WE'LL TAKE YOU LIVE TO NORTH CAROLINA.

AND-

NBC-2 IS LOOKING AHEAD TO THE FOURTH OF JULY.

WE'LL RUN DOWN ALL THE BIG EVENTS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

STARTING IN JUST A FEW HOURS. Return to index of stories...


HL1) MELISSA SMITH TRIAL-TRX VOTOPS


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HL2) TRACKING ARTHUR-TRX VOTOPS


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HL3) FOURTH OF JULY-TRX VOTOPS


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ARTHUR CLIP-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER


DRY AND HOT FOR THE FOURTH

Expect plenty of heat this afternoon as dry air slips into the region as Hurricane Arthur moves northward. The dry air will suppress the chance for rain this afternoon, with just very isolated activity expected in inland areas.

Expect highs to climb just slightly above average, around 93° in Ft. Myers and 88° in Naples.

Overnight this evening we stay completely dry with sticky conditions. Lows in the mid to upper 70s again.

Independence Day

A few coastal showers in the early morning will be possible again but most will be dry. TS Arthur continues on its northerly track and should be making near landfall, potentially as a category 1 hurricane, near the Outer Banks of North Carolina early Friday morning.

As far Southwest Florida goes, things are actually looking pretty good. We stay dry during the afternoon and hot. Highs in the low 90s. Dry after sunset during firework festivities. Overnight temperatures stay in the mid 70s.

Holiday Weekend

More summer like pattern returns for Saturday and Sunday. Rain chances and storm potential ramps up in the afternoon hours. The heat sticks around too. Area wide we look to stay in the low 90s for highs and mid 70s for lows.

Hurricane Arthur

The 11 a.m. update from the NHC reveals that the storms maximum sustained winds have increased to 90 mph and remains a Category 1 Hurricane, the first named hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

As of Thursday morning, the storm was located about 260 miles southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

The storm will continue moving toward the north, making near landfall to the Outer Banks of North Carolina as a potential Category 2 storm. Emergency officials have issued mandatory evacuations on a barrier island there as the storm is expected to hit early Friday morning. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHRISTY-TRX-VOTOPS-Fly EaniBx-Dissolve new


NBC-2 IS FOLLOWING BREKAING NEWS AT NOON-

IT IS AN EXTREMELY EMOTIONAL DAY IN COURT FOR THE FAMILY OF A LITTLE BOY WHO DROWNED AT THE HANDS OF HIS BABYSITTER.

A JUDGE SENTENCED MELISSA SMITH TO EIGHT MONTHS IN COUNTY JAIL AND FIVE YEARS PROBATION --

FOR THE DEATH OF TWO-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN BYRD.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS WAS INSIDE THE COURTROOM.

SHE JOINS US LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM. Return to index of stories...


MELISSA SMITH SENTENCE-PLASMA


THE FAMILY OF THIS LITTLE BOY IS UNDERSTANDBLY VERY UPSET.

MELISSA SMITH FACED A MAXIMUM FIVE YEARS IN PRISON.

INSTEAD-- SHE WILL SPEND LESS THAN ONE YEAR BEHIND BARS. Return to index of stories...


MELISSA SMITH SENTENCE-BNR-PKG


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NATS

CHRISTIAN'S BYRDS FAMILY FILLED THE COURTROOM-WEARING T-SHIRTS AND HOLDING POSTERS WITH THE LITLE BOY'S PICTURES.

HIS MOM WAS SO UPSET SHE COULD BARELY SPEAK-

SHE BEGGED THE JUDGE FOR JUSTICE FOR HER SON.

---TAKE SOT----

:04

I received a life sentence as a grieving mother and my son received the death sentence.

A JURY FOUND SMITH MELISSA SMITH GUILTY OF CHILD NEGLECT AND NEGLIGENCE IN JUNE-- EXACTLY ONE YEAR AFTER TWO-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN BYRD DROWNED IN A KIDDIE POOL IN SMITH'S BACKYARD IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE JUDGE TOLD THE FAMILY THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT CASES OF HIS CAREER-

BUT SAID HE COULD NOT GIVE SMITH THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE.

----TAKE SOT-----

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Rob Harris

Defense Attorney

We have a woman who is a pretty good person who madea big mistake and there is someone on the other side who is grieving horribly and i understand their grief. so it is tough. Return to index of stories...


MELISSA SMITH SENTENCE-PLASMA


SMITH WAS EXPECTED TO SPEAK IN COURT THIS MORNING-- BUT HER ATTORNEY TELLS US SHE WAS TOO UPSET.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH CHRISTIAN'S FAMILY AFTER COURT.

MOST WERE TOO UPSET TO SPEAK WITH US-

BUT TELL US THIS IS NOT OVER-AND THEY WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR JUSTICE FOR CHRISTIAN BYRD.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO, CHRISTY ANDREWS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-TRX-BIGBOARDTOPS


WE HAVE MORE BREAKING NEWS AT THE NOON HOUR-

A STRONG JOBS REPORT IS ENCOURAGING INVESTORS-

WITH THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE CROSSING 17 THOUSAND FOR THE FIRST TIME.

THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SAID EMPLOYERS ADDED 288,000 WORKERS LAST MONTH, AND THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FELL TO 6.1 PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFICKING ARREST-TRX-SS?


JUST INTO OUR NEWSROOM. WE ARE LEARNING STATE PROSECUTORS HAVE FILED CHARGES AGAINST A LEE COUNTY MAN. ACCUSED OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

SHAWN ANTHONY LEWIS IS SITTING IN JAIL RIGHT NOW. BECAUSE OF A CONVICTION OF A STATEWIDE PROSTITUTION RING.

COLLIER COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMNT DISCOVERED A HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM WHO WAS ALLEGEDLY FROCED TO ENGAGE IN THE PROSTITUTION RING.

ACCORDING TO THE INVESTIGATION. LEWIS USED THREATS, INTIMIDATION AND COERCION TO CONTROL THE VICTIM.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS A FIRST DEGREE FELONY AND IS PUNISHABLE UP TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


MAN EJECTED FROM CAR-TRX-VO


A BUSY LEE COUNTY ROAD IS BACK OPEN RIGHT NOW. AFTER A SINGLE CAR CRASH SHUT DOWN THE ROAD FOR HOURS.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 7:30 THIS MORNING. ON BEN HILL GRIFFIN PARKWAY NEAR MIROMAR LAKES BOULEVARD.

THE DRIVER VEERED OFF THE ROADWAY, HIT A TREE AND A LIGHT POST AND THEN ENDED UP IN ONCOMING TRAFFIC.

HE WAS AIRLIFTED TO LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

WE'RE STILL WORKING ON FIGURING OUT HIS CONDITION AND ALSO HIS NAME.

COUNT ON US FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


HOT PUPPIES UPDATE-VOWIPE


AN UPDATE ON THE SEVEN PUPPIES LEFT INSIDE A SCORCHING HOT MOVING TRUCK --

WE'RE HEARING FROM THE TWO FORT MYERS POLICE OFFICER WHO SAVED THE PIT PULL PUPPIES LIVES.

THEY SAY THEY WERE JUST DOING THEIR JOBS -- BUT OTHERS ARE CALLING THEM HEROES.

OFFICERS KELSEY EVENSON AND NICHOLAS TOMA WERE CALLED TO THE VILLA CAPRI APARTMENTS ON SUNDAY -- AFTER NEIGHBORS HEARD THE DOGS BARKING FROM INSIDE THE TRUCK'S CAB.

THE OFFICERS TELL NBC-2 -- TWO PUPPIES OUT OF THE LITTER OF SEVEN WERE BARELY CLINGING TO LIFE. REQUIRING THEM TO TAKE UNUSUAL ACTION. Return to index of stories...


HOT PUPPIES UPDATE-SOTVO


Ofc. Nicholas Toma -- FMPD

22:31:38 "WE WERE TAKING BOTTLED WATER AND POURING THE BOTTLED WATER OVER THE PUPPIES BACKS JUST TO TRY AND GET THEM TO COOL DOWN A LITTLE BIT." 22:31:45

Ofc. Kelsey Evenson

22:30:39 "THE MOM WAS UP AT THE WINDOW, JUST PANTING REALLY BAD, AND YOU COULD SEE LIKE DROOL ROLLING OFF OF HER FACE." 22:30:43

THE LITTER AND THEIR MOM ARE RECOVERING AT LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES --

THEIR OWNER. DUSTIN UNWIN. IS FACING ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


SAME SEX MARRIAGE LAWSUIT-OC-NATSVO


FLORIDA'S VOTER APPROVED CONSTITUTIONAL BAN OF SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF A JUDGE.

---NATS/VO---

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE FOR AND AGAINST SAME SEX MARRIAGE RALLIED ON THE STEPS OF THE DADE COUNTY COURTHOUSE AFTER THE HEARING WEDNESDAY.

NBC2 WAS THE ONLY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA STATION THERE.

THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED ON BEHALF OF SIX GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


SAME SEX MARRIAGE LAWSUIT-SOTVO


Jorge Diaz and Don Johnston, Plaintiffs

Jorge

"Knowing that we're protected under the laws of the state of Florida, you can't imagine what it feels like not to be protected that way.

BUTT TO

John Stemberger, President of Florida Family Action

"This is not about gay rights. It's really about what is marriage. Marriage is always going to be between men and women.

THE ATTORNEY'S FILED FOR A SUMMARY JUDGEMENT.

THAT MEANS THEY WANT THE JUDGE TO MAKE HER DECISION BASED ON THE LEGAL ARGUMENTS ALONE.

SHE DID NOT MAKE A RULING WENESDAY. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO HOLLIE-TRX-ONCAM-FlyEaniBx


YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT TOM.ORROW TO CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY.

THREE HOURS FROM NOW - THE PARTY GETS UNDERWAY AT MIROMAR OUTLETS IN ESTERO.

15TH YEAR - THEY'VE BEEN LIGHTING UP THE SKY.

NBC-2'S HOLLIE HOJEK JOINS US LIVE WITH A PREVIEW OF TODAY'S ACTIVITIES. Return to index of stories...


MIROMAR FIREWORKS-LIVE


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MIROMAR FIREWORKS-SOT-SS


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MIROMAR FIREWORKS-LIVE


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TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


MANY OF YOU MIGHT HEAD TO THE BEACH OVER THE LONG WEEKEND.

ONE BEACH IS IN PARTICULAR IS GETTING MORE SAND.

WE HAVE A WARNING FOR BOATERS. AND HOW THIS MIGHT IMPACT YOUR NEXT TRIP OUT IN THE WATER.

PLUS-

WE ARE TRACKING HURRICANE ARTHUR.

--AS THE FIRST HURRICANE OF THE SEASON IS MAKING ITS WAY UP THE EAST COAST.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE YOU TO NORTH CAROLINA FOR A LIVE REPORT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) BEACH RENOURISHMENT-VO


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TZ1 B) TRACKING ARTHUR-VOTOPS OR SAT


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BONITA BEACH RD AND 41-ZMAP-VO


BONITA SPRINGS CITY LEADERS PUT THE BRAKES ON A MILLION-DOLLAR TRAFFIC STUDY.

IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN 18-MONTH, IN DEPTH LOOK AT THE INTERSECTION OF BONITA BEACH ROAD AND U-S 41.

SOME BUSINESS OWNERS DON'T WANT ONE POTENTIAL SOLUTION - A FLYOVER.

BUT IT'S NOT UP TO CITY LEADERS.

THE LEE COUNTY METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION WILL HAVE THE FINAL DECISION.

THEY DON'T MEET AGAIN UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST. Return to index of stories...


CURT CLAWSON IN BONITA-OC-SOTVO


AND NEWLY ELECTED REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN CURT CLAWSON ATTENDED LAST NIGHT'S BONITA SPRINGS COUNCIL MEETING.

HE SAYS HE'S A RESIDENT HIMSELF. AND WANTS TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY AND THEIR CONCERNS.

NBC-2 ASKED HIM ABOUT HIS TIME IN CONGRESS SO FAR.

4:28

I'm drawing on the experience and expertise of other congress folk there men and women:33 so I think we need a blend of both:37 I think having a business executive outsider is great we also need folks that have been there a while to teach newbies like me and get a good Balance there and I think we're doing I think we're off to a good start:48

CONGRESSMAN CLAWSON ALSO USED THE OPPORTUNITY TO THANK PEOPLE WHO HELPED HIM WIN.

CLAWSON PLANS TO RUN AGAIN IN NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


PRESIDENTIAL POLL NUMBERS-SS(2)


NEW NUMBERS SHOW PEOPLE'S CONFIDENCE IN PRESIDENT OBAMA IS FADING.

A NEW QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS 33 PERCENT OF VOTERS SAY PRESIDENT OBAMA IS THE WORST PRESIDENT SINCE WORLD WAR TWO.

ANOTHER 28 PERCENT PICKED PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH.

PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN IS PICKED AS THE BEST FOLLOWED BY PRESIDENT CLINTON.

THE POLL ALSO FOUND THAT 45 PERCENT OF AMERICANS SAY THE COUNTRY WOULD BE BETTER OFF IF REPUBLICAN MITT ROMNEY HAD WON THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

38 PERCENT SAY THE COUNTRY WOULD BE WORSE OFF.

NEW NUMBERS SHOW PEOPLE'S CONFIDENCE IN PRESIDENT OBAMA IS FADING.

IN FACT, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY RELEASED A POLL TODAY --

WHERE THEY ASKED PEOPLE TO NAME THE *WORST* PRESIDENT SINCE WORLD WAR TWO.

ONE IN THREE PEOPLE SELECTED PRESIDENT OBAMA --

THE MOST OF ANY PRESIDENT ON THE LIST.

PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH WAS SECOND. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO BEACH RENOURISH-VOWIPE


BOATERS BEWARE!

A PIPELINE IS BEING BUILT UNDERWATER FROM BONITA BEACH TO LOVERS KEY.

IT'S ALL PART OF LEE COUNTY'S BEACH NOURISHMENT PROJECT.

AND THESE PROJECTS COULD AFFECT YOUR FOURTH OF JULY.

THE COUNTY WILL BE ADDING SAND AND EXPANDING THE BEACHES.

BOATERS NEED TO BE CAUTIOUS OF THE UNDERWATER CONSTRUCTION WHILE ON THE WATER. AND LOOK OUT FOR SIGNS. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO BEACH RENOURISH-SOTVO


Steve Boutelle, Operations Mgr. Lee County Natural Resources Division

00:31:39 "The contractors last time they worked down in COllier County

had a situation where they had some boaters hit the pipeline and so

they were concerned about that particularly over the holiday weekend.

" 00:31:50

THE RENOURISHMENT PROJECT IN BONITA WILL TAKE ABOUT A MONTH.

THE WORK ON LOVERS KEY SHOULD WRAP UP IN OCTOBER. Return to index of stories...


NEW YORK CITY LIGHTNING-TRX-SSTOPS


AS STORMS ROLLED THROUGH NEW YORK CITY LATE LAST NIGHT-

IT OFFERED A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR PHOTOGROPHERS.

CHECK OUT THIS BOLT OF LIGHTNING!

THE WHITE BOLT IS SEEN SHOOTING THROUGH A COVER OF DARK CLOUDS-

DOWN TOWARD THE EAST RIVER. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


DRY AND HOT FOR THE FOURTH

Expect plenty of heat this afternoon as dry air slips into the region as Hurricane Arthur moves northward. The dry air will suppress the chance for rain this afternoon, with just very isolated activity expected in inland areas.

Expect highs to climb just slightly above average, around 93° in Ft. Myers and 88° in Naples.

Overnight this evening we stay completely dry with sticky conditions. Lows in the mid to upper 70s again.

Independence Day

A few coastal showers in the early morning will be possible again but most will be dry. TS Arthur continues on its northerly track and should be making near landfall, potentially as a category 1 hurricane, near the Outer Banks of North Carolina early Friday morning.

As far Southwest Florida goes, things are actually looking pretty good. We stay dry during the afternoon and hot. Highs in the low 90s. Dry after sunset during firework festivities. Overnight temperatures stay in the mid 70s.

Holiday Weekend

More summer like pattern returns for Saturday and Sunday. Rain chances and storm potential ramps up in the afternoon hours. The heat sticks around too. Area wide we look to stay in the low 90s for highs and mid 70s for lows.

Hurricane Arthur

The 11 a.m. update from the NHC reveals that the storms maximum sustained winds have increased to 90 mph and remains a Category 1 Hurricane, the first named hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

As of Thursday morning, the storm was located about 260 miles southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

The storm will continue moving toward the north, making near landfall to the Outer Banks of North Carolina as a potential Category 2 storm. Emergency officials have issued mandatory evacuations on a barrier island there as the storm is expected to hit early Friday morning. Return to index of stories...


TRACKING ARTHUR-CLIP


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TOSS TO JAY GRAY-2SHOT-FlyEaniBx-Dissolve Sat Live


AS DAVID SHOWED. THE EASTERN SEABOARD IS BRACING FOR WHAT COULD BE A LONG AND DANGEROUS FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND.

HURRICANE ARTHUR IS GAINING MOMENTUM AND PUSHING TOWARD THE COASTLINE RIGHT NOW.

THE CAROLINA OUTER BANKS COULD TAKE THE HARDEST HIT.

NBC'S JAY GRAY JOINS US LIVE IS IN KILL DEVIL HILLS WITH THE LATEST, JAY. Return to index of stories...


TRACKING ARTHUR-SAT LIVE


THE INTENSITY OF STORM IS GROWING AS ARTHUR MOVES CLOSER TO THE SHORELINE. FORECASTERS SAY IT COULD VERY WELL BE A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE BEFORE IT SLAPS THE OUTER BANKS. Return to index of stories...


TRACKING ARTHUR-TRX-PKG


LIVE/ Jay Gray - Kill Devil HIlls, NC

TAPE/ North Carolina State Trooper William Harrison

TAPE/ Gov. Pat McCrory - NC

LIVE/ Jay Gray - Kill Devil HIlls, NC

Natural sound

THE STORM.

Natural sound

AND CONCERNS CONTINUE TO GROW RIGHT NOW ALL ALONG THE EAST COAST.

Sound North Carolina State Trooper William Harrison

"we're trying to evacuate as many people off the island as we can for their safety due to the storm that's coming later on today."

ARTHUR. NOW A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE IS TAKING AIM AT THE CAROLINA OUTER BANKS.

JUST A FEW HUNDRED MILES FROM THE SHORELINE. AND MOVING IN.

Natural Sound Evacs

AT THE WORST POSSIBLE TIME FOR THOUSANDS WHO HAD PLANNED TO SPEND THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY ON HATTERAS ISLAND.

Sound NO ID

"with family you have to evacuate hopefully the road is not going to be washed out and we can be back as soon as possible."

THE CURRENT FORECAST TRACK SHOWS THE STORM BRUSHING MUCH OF THE COAST OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

WITH NORTH CAROLINA'S BARRIER ISLANDS TAKING THE EARLIEST. AND LIKELY MOST SEVERE HIT.

Sound Gov. Pat McCrory - NC

the rain and wind effects are expected to start being felt in the wilmington area early afternoon with the outer bands of the storm expected to reach the outer banks by mid afternoon.

AND CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE THROUGH THE NIGHT.

STILL MANY ARE HOPEFUL. THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND WON'T BE A COMPLETE WASH-OUT.

Sound Gov. Pat McCrory - NC

"Let's hope for the best, lets pray for the best, that arthur clears out quickly so we can all get back to celebrating our country's independence with our friends and families on north carolinas beautiful beaches.

BEACHES THAT ARE BEGINNING TO CLEAR OUT RIGHT NOW.

PREPARING FOR THE "FIREWORKS" THAT ARTHUR COULD DELIVER. Return to index of stories...


TRACKING ARTHUR-SAT LIVE


EMERGENCY MANAGERS SAY THE TIME TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IS QUICKLY RUNNING OUT. CONDITIONS COULD BEGIN TO DETERIORATE HERE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS.

JAY GRAY, NBC NEWS, KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC Return to index of stories...


TRACKING ARTHUR-CX TALK


WHEN DO YOU THINGS WILL RAMP UP OUT THERE? Return to index of stories...


FAA WORKING TO REDUCE ACCIDENTS-VO


THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT'S MAKING IT SAFER FOR PILOTS WHO FLY SMALL PLANES.

IT HAS MADE IT EASIER AND MORE COST-EFFECTIVE FOR PILOTS TO INSTALL SAFETY TECHNOLOGY THAT HELPS THEM FROM LOSING CONTROL OF THE PLANE IN-FLIGHT.

THE F-A-A ALSO WORKING TO IMPROVE PILOT TRAINING AND EDUCATION.

THIS IS THE MOST RECENT SMALL-PLANE CRASH IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

A PILOT HAD TO MAKE A CRASH LANDING. RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF CHARLOTTE HARBOR.

THE PLANE OVERTURNED IN THE WATER.

LUCKY FOR THE PILOT - PEOPLE WATCHING WERE ABLE TO HELP. Return to index of stories...


BREWARY BOOM-VO


AMERICANS LOVE FOR BEER HAS FUELED THE BREWERY INDUSTRY.

THE NUMBER OF BREWERIES IN THE U-S MORE THAN DOUBLED BETWEEN 2007 AND 2012, ACCORDING TO THE U-S CENSUS BUREAU.

IN ADDITION TO QUENCHING OUR THIRST, THAT GROWTH IS CREATING JOBS AND REVENUES.

THE BREWERIES INDUSTRY REPORTED MORE THAN $28-BILLION IN SHIPMENTS IN 2012, WHICH IS UP A THIRD FROM 2007.

EMPLOYMENT, MEANWHILE, REACHED MORE THAN 26-THOUSAND WORKERS, A 17 PERCENT JUMP. Return to index of stories...


HEALTHCAST CLIP-CLIP


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CHILDREN AND CELIAC DISEASE-VIDBOX (3)


IN TODAY'S HEALTHCAST. RESEARCHERS HAVE IDENTIFIED GENES THAT INCREASE A CHILD'S RISK FOR CELIAC DISEASE.

PAST STUDIES SINGLED OUT TWO GENE GROUPS THAT SEEMED TO BE LINKED TO THE ILLNESS.

RESEARCHERS STUDIED MORE THAN SIX THOUSAND NEWBORNS WHO HAD EITHER OF THE TWO GENES --

AND FOUND A QUARTER OF THE CHILDREN HAD DEVELOPED *SYMPTOMS OF CELIAC BY AGE FIVE --

TWELVE PERCENT DEVELOPED THE FULL-BLOWN DISEASE. Return to index of stories...


NUTRITION ASSESSMENT-VIDBOX (2)


EXPERTS SAY A NUTRITION ASSESSMENT SHOULD BE A REGULAR PART OF GERIATRIC CHECK-UPS.

SIGNS OF MALNUTRITION INCLUDE FAT AND MUSCLE LOSS--

AND CHANGES IN COGNITION.

RESEARCHERS SAY OLDER ADULTS ARE OFTEN ON A FIXED BUDGET -- AND MAY MAKE CHEAP OR UNHEALTHY FOOD CHOICES IN AN ATTEMPT TO SAVE MONEY. Return to index of stories...


CONTROLLING DIABETES-VIDBOX


A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS AEROBIC AND RESISTANCE TRAINING COMBINED ARE THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS FOR DIABETICS TO CONTROL THEIR BLOOD SUGAR.

THE REVIEW OF RESEARCH FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA FINDS THE COMBINED APPROACH WAS BEST ABLE TO LOWER A-1-C NUMBERS, GLUCOSE LEVELS, BLOOD PRESSURE AND BODY WEIGHT.

HOWEVER, EXPERTS SAY MORE STUDIES ARE NEEDED TO CONFIRM THE RESULTS. Return to index of stories...


SUMMERTIME LAZINESS-PLASMA


SUMMER IS IN FULL SWING….

AND IF YOUR BRAIN SEEMS TO NOT BE FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS, THERE MAY BE A GOOD REASON.

AS DEVIN SCILLIAN REPORTS, SOME RESEARCHERS ATTRIBUTE IT TO INGRAINED

SEASONAL BEHAVIOR. Return to index of stories...


SUMMERTIME LAZINESS-PKG


"People want to be more lazy in the summer for sure."

FACE IT -- WHERE WOULD YOU RATHER BE HERE. OR THERE.

"From the time we're pretty young we've developed impressions that summertime is associated with more leisure, less critical thinking, less requirement, and we really live that out."

CLEVELAND CLINIC PSYCHOLOGIST DOCTOR SCOTT BEA SAYS WE START ASSOCIATING SUMMER WITH 'KICKING BACK' AS CHILDREN. AND NEVER LET GO.

STUDIES HAVE SHOWN WHEN THE WEATHER IS NICE, PEOPLE TEND TO FOCUS MORE ON WHAT THEY'D RATHER BE DOING, NOT ON THE TASK AT HAND.

HARVARD RESEARCHERS FOUND JUST SHOWING PEOPLE PICTURES OF NICE WEATHER DECREASED THEIR PRODUCTIVITY.

THEN, THERE'S THE HEAT --

"You can learn calculus in a room that's 120 degrees, but it's a lot easier when it's just 70 degrees and actually, that's what they find. That the optimal temperature is somewhere between 72 and 81 degrees for our brains to operate."

FEELING MENTALLY LAZY DOESN'T MEAN WE'RE LESS PHYSICALLY ACTIVE. JUST THE OPPOSITE, SAY MOST PEOPLE.

"I think it gets us more active when we can enjoy the weather, because we only have a short period of time for that weather."

"I take my kids for bike rides, we go to the park all the time."

"When the sun comes out, it makes you want to get your day started."

BUT IF YOU DO WANT A BREAK FROM YOUR USUAL PACE --

"I don't think it's such a bad thing. There are other cultures who take an entire month off where things shut down and people recreate during the hottest month of the year." Return to index of stories...


SUMMERTIME LAZINESS-TAG


PEOPLE ALSO TEND TO FEEL *HAPPIER* AS THE DAYS GET WARMER AND LONGER.

RESEARCHERS SAY THIS MAY CAUSE US TO MAKE QUICKER DECISIONS. THAT ARE NOT AS THOUGHT-OUT AS THEY WOULD NORMALLY BE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


ONE OF THE BEST BURGERS IN THE COUNTRY CAN BE FOUND RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT THIS NATIONALLY RANKED RESTAURANT-

WHERE TO FIND THE DELICIOUS BURGER.

PLUS-

SHE SAYS SHE DID WHAT SHE HAD TO DO!

TRYING TO MAKE IT TO THE HOSPITAL WHILE IN LABOR.

THE TOUGH DECISION SHE HAD TO MAKE-

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TZ2 A) FL BEST BURGER-VO


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TZ2 B) MOM DELIVERS BABY-VOTOPS


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BOOTH ALERT-TRX-ONCAM


BANK ROBBERY

CAPE CORAL

Police Department is working a bank robbery at 2524 Del Prado Boulevard S. Large police presence in the area. Return to index of stories...


FL BEST BURGER-2SH PUSH SS(2)


YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO FAR TO GET ONE OF THE "BEST BURGERS" IN AMERICA.

TRIP ADVISOR RELEASED ITS TOP 10 LIST OF BEST BURGER RESTAURANTS -- BASED ON TRAVELER REVIEWS.

BROOK'S GOURMET BURGER AND DOGS IN NAPLES CAME IN AT NUMBER 6.

THE RESTAURANT WAS SINGLED OUT FOR ITS OUTRAGEOUS MENU CHOICES -- LIKE THE "DONUT BURGER" -- A BACON CHEESEBURGER WEDGED BETWEEN TWO GLAZED DONUTS. Return to index of stories...


OVERALL BEST BURGER-VOTOPS


IF YOU'RE WONDERING ABOUT *THE* BEST BURGER ACROSS THE COUNTRY. IT WAS THIS PLACE.

THE BLACK HILLS BURGER AND BUN COMPANY IN CUSTER, SOUTH DAKOTA.

THE OWNERS THERE SAY WHAT SETS THEM APART -- IS THEY MAKE EVERYTHING FROM SCRATCH -- AND USE ONLY THE FRESHEST INGREDIENTS. Return to index of stories...


LOST LETTER DELIVERED 83 YRS LATER-VOWIPE


THIS STORY TAKES "SNAIL MAIL" TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.

A LONG-LOST LETTER IS FINALLY DELIVERED -- 83 YEARS LATER.

THIS WOMANS SAYS HER AUNT WAS WRITING TO HER MOTHER -- 83 YEARS AGO.

THE LOST LETTER FINALLY TURNED UP LAST WEEK AT POST OFFICE IN MAINE. Return to index of stories...


LOST LETTER DELIVERED 83 YRS LATER-SOTVO


The very first part I love. It's just so ironic because she said I'm sorry I haven't written sooner. I just haven't gotten to it, but I know you've been anxiously waiting for a letter all week. And here it is 83 years and it's just being delivered.

BOTH HER GRANDMOTHER AND AUNT HAVE PASSED AWAY --

SHE SAYS -- THE LETTER FROM ANOTHER LIFETIME BRINGS FOND MEMORIES FOR HER FAMILY.

SHE PLANS TO SEND THIS MAIL TO HER AUNT'S SON IN MASSACHUSETTS. Return to index of stories...


MOM DELIVERS OWN BABY-VOTOPS-ONCAM


AN ILLINOIS MOTHER SAYS SHE DID WHAT SHE HAD TO--

AFTER DELIVERING HER BABY IN A MOVING CAR ON THE TOLLWAY!

AS LEE ANN TROTTER TELL US HER HUSBAND WAS BEHIND THE WHEEL. BARRELING HIS WAY TO THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


MOM DELIVERS OWN BABY-PKG


S/Beth Farina/ Mom:02-:07

"His name is tobias benjamin farina he is 6 pounds 14 ounces 20 inches. He was born at approximately 5:50."

BETH FARINA DOESN'T HAVE AN EXACT TIME OF BIRTH BECAUSE SHE AND HER HUSBAND WERE ON THEIR WAY TO THE HOSPITAL WHEN LITTLE TOBIAS WAS BORN.

S/Beth Farina/ Mom:19

"When we got on the tollway. I knew we were not going to make it to the hospital. I was like this baby is coming you better drive faster."

"I was trying not to panic. "

HE COULDN'T REALLY HELP BECAUSE HE WAS DRIVING.

S/Trevor Farina/Dad:27-:33

"She told me she feels like she needs to push. I said the best I can do right now is pull over and call 911 and she told me to keep going."

THEY WERE TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON 1-90.PLANNING TO EXIT AT RANDALL ROAD.

S/Lee Ann Trotter/Reporting:38-:41

THEY ALMOST MADE IT TO THE EXIT. THAT'S WHEN LITTLE BABY TOBIAS DECIDED IT WAS TIME.

S/Beth Farina/ Mom:43

"I waited for the next contraction, pushed him out, pulled him up onto my chest. My husband was on the phone with 911 and they said do you have something to wrap him in, we found something to wrap him in and wrapped him up."

S/Trevor Farina/Dad:58

"We pulled up to the emergency room. I got out of the car. And out came everybody else."

S/Beth Farina/ Mom 1:02

"And I got on the gurney and they wheeled me to the emergency room.

S/ Trevor Farina/Dad 1:05-1:10

"Everyone was in a panic and then her midwife glenda got there and she was just like everybody calm down we'll take her upstairs. Everybody is ok."

BETH STAYED PRETTY CALM BECAUSE SHE HAD GIVEN BIRTH TWICE BEFORE. PLUS SHE'S ALSO STUDYING TO BE A NURSE.

S/ Trevor Farina/Dad 1:20-

"It wasn't planned but i'm glad it happened the way it did because it will be a story for the rest of our lives." Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2 SHOT


THE DEBATE CONTINUES TODAY OVER THE IMMIGRATION OF THOUSANDS OF MIGRANTS ALONG THE MEXICAN BORDER.

WHAT THE GOVERNMENT IS DOING TO EASE TENSION ON CAPITOL HILL-

WHILE ALSO TRYING TO SAFEGUARD UNDERAGE DETAINEES.

PLUS A LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT IS TRYING TO GIVE PEOPLE PERSPECTIVE.

SHOWING YOU HOW HOT IT CAN GET INSIDE YOUR CAR. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) IMMIGRATION DEBATE-VO


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TZ3 B) HOT CAR COOKIE BAKING-VOTOPS


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DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS


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BOOTH ALERT 2


WE ARE TRACKING MORE BREKAING NEWS COMING INTO OUR NEWSROOM-

ONE PERSON IS DEAD AFTER A FIREWORKS ACCIDENT IN TEXAS.

THIS IS HAPPENING IN COMANCHE.OUTSIDE DALLAS.

WE KNOW THERE WAS AN EXPLOSION IN A TRAILER THAT HAD FIREWORKS MEANT FOR PUBLIC DISPLAY.

DUE TO TRAGIC CIRCUMSTANCES THE 4TH ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2014.

THE EVENT DRAWS ABOUT 15,000 PEOPLE ACCORDING TO THE CHAMBER.

COUNT ON NBC-2 FOR UPDATES Return to index of stories...


OPEN 12:30-CLIP


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IMMIGRATION DEBATE-VOTOPS-FlyOaniBx


THE SURGE OF UNACCOMPANIED MINORS OVERWHELMING THE SOUTHERN BORDER CONTINUES TO SPARK ANGRY DEBATE AS COMMUNITIES ARE ASKED TO HELP ABSORB THOUSANDS OF MIGRANTS.

DANIELLE LEIGH IS IN WASHINGTON D-C WHERE THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS FACING PRESSURE FROM BOTH SIDES AS IT STRUGGLES TO SAFEGUARD DETAINED CHILDREN WHILE DEFENDING THE BORDER. Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRATION DEBATE-TRX-PKG


WITH TEXAS FACILITIES BUSTING AT THE SEAMS.MORE UNACCOMPANIED MINORS ARE BEING SENT ELSEWHERE.ARRIVING BY PLANE TO YUMA ARIZONA.OTHERS ARE ON BUSES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

IN MURRIETA, HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS PACKED A TOWN HALL MEETING, ANGRY. SOME OF THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHO HAVE FLED CENTRAL AMERICA, ARE HEADED FOR THEIR TOWN.

"Please use the word illegal alien, they came across here ILLEGALLY!"

"We can help you send a message to Washington D.C. that we are not going to put up with this."

EARLIER THIS WEEK PROTESTERS BLOCKED THREE BUSES FILLED WITH UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS.

super burned in

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH RACHEL MADDOW, HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON CALLED THE IMAGES DISTURBING.

super burned in

"When someone interrupts the ability of the border patrol to process a migrant you're preventing us from conducting basic health screening and the basic background checks on who these people are."

IMMIGRATION ACTIVISTS HAVE BEEN HOLDING RALLIES DEMANDING COMPASSION.

"Saying send them back is not humanitarian these kids will die, these family members will die."

BUT THE GOVERNMENT WANTS MIGRANTS TO KNOW MOST CAN'T STAY.

A NEW ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN AIRING IN EL SALVADOR, HONDURAS AND GUATEMALA WARNS PEOPLE ABOUT THE DANGERS OF CROSSING THE BORDER AND URGES THEM NOT TO COME.

LATER TODAY A HOUSE COMMITTEE WILL HOLD A FIELD HEARING IN McALLEN TEXAS TO EXAMINE THE CRISIS AT THE BORDER.

I'M DANIELLE LEIGH IN WASHINGTON, NOW BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


PALESTINIAN DEATH-VO


CLASHES BROKE OUT BETWEEN ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS IN JERUSALEM ON WEDNESDAY, AFTER THE DISCOVERY OF A PALESTINIAN TEENAGER'S BODY.

PALESTINIAN PROTESTERS THREW ROCKS AT ISRAELI SECURITY FORCES, WHO RESPONDED WITH TEAR GAS.

PALESTINIANS CLAIM THE TEEN WAS MURDERED IN REVENGE FOR THE DEATHS OF THREE KIDNAPPED ISRAELI TEENAGERS.

ISRAELI POLICE SAID THEY'RE INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


FIREFIGHTERS HIT BY LIGHTNING-VO


MORE THAN HALF A DOZEN VERMONT FIREFIGHTERS WERE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING WHILE BATTLING A TWO ALARM FIRE WEDNESDAY.

7 FIREFIGHTERS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL IN BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT.

FIREFIGHTERS BELIEVE THE LIGHTNING HIT THE METAL PIPE FROM A WELL HEAD. STICKING UP FROM THE GROUND OUTSIDE THE HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


CA WILDFIRES-VO


A WILDFIRE IN RURAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IS QUICKLY SPREADING AND FORCING HUNDREDS OF EVACUATIONS.

WE'RE LEARNING THE BUTTS FIRE IN REMOTE POPE VALLEY HAS NOW GROWN TO 38-HUNDRED ACRES FROM 32-HUNDRED WEDNESDAY.

MORE BULLDOZERS HAVE BEEN REQUESTED TO HELP CREWS STRENGTHEN CONTAINMENT LINES.

THE FIRE HAS DAMAGED A FEW BUILDINGS --

THE BLAZE IS THREATENING AT LEAST 180 HOMES.

LUCKILY, NO ONE HAS BEEN HURT.

THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE REMAINS UNKNOWN. Return to index of stories...


AIRPORT SECURITY-ONCAM


THERE IS NEW CONCERN ABOUT A POTENTIAL THREAT AGAINST COMMERCIAL PASSENGER PLANES THAT FLY INTO THE U.S.

THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY IS ASKING AIRLINES AND FOREIGN AIRPORTS TO TAKE *IMMEDIATE* STEPS TO STRENGTHEN THEIR SECURITY MEASURES.

NBC'S TOM COSTELLO REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


AIRPORT SECURITY-PKG


-BANG BANG-

THE WAR IN SYRIA IS THE FOCUS OF THIS LATEST THREAT.

SECURITY SOURCES BELIEVE MILITANTS THERE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH BOMB MAKERS IN YEMEN WHO REMAIN DETERMINED TO ATTACK WESTERN TARGETS, ESPECIALLY THE U.S.

THE CONCERN:

HUNDREDS OF EUROPEANS AND A HANDFUL OF AMERICANS WHO'VE JOINED THE EXTREMISTS ALSO HOLD WESTERN PASSPORTS THAT COULD GIVE THEM EASIER ACCESS TO A U.S.-BOUND PLANE.

HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON ON MSNBC's RACHEL MADDOW SHOW WEDNESDAY:

"We're tracking that population and we're very concerned about it because there are extremists within the border of Syria that would like to indoctrinate these people and send them back to their own countries with a different purpose."

WHILE THE TSA SETS A SECURITY STANDARD FOR U.S.-BOUND FLIGHTS COMING FROM FOREIGN AIRPORTS, THE U.S. IS NOW ASKING AIRLINES AND THOSE AIRPORTS TO RAMP UP THEIR SECURITY.

INCLUDING:

-MORE RANDOM PASSENGER PATDOWNS.

-MORE SCREENING OF CARRY-ON BAGS.

-MORE SWABBING FOR EXPLOSIVE RESIDUE.

-AND EXTRA SCRUTINY OF ELECTRONICS.

"Barack Obama, we are coming for you!"

NBC NEWS HAS LEARNED THE HEIGHTENED CONCERN IS BASED ON INTERCEPTED COMMUNICATIONS, THE TRAVEL PATTERNS OF FOREIGN FIGHTERS, AND THE RISK THAT SECURITY SCREENING COULD BE COMPROMISED AT CERTAIN FOREIGN AIRPORTS.

"The fact is that terrorists in Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere continue to refine their methods of attack and that means as they advance, we have to advance as well, and that requires new screening methods and heightened vigilance." Return to index of stories...


AIRPORT SECURITY-TAG


NBC NEWS HAS BEEN TOLD NEW SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS WILL BE ROLLED OUT OVER THE COMING DAYS.

AGAIN - ONLY AT SELECT FOREIGN AIRPORTS, NOT HERE IN THE U.S. Return to index of stories...


GAS SKIMMERS-trxOTS


AN NBC2 CONSUMER ALERT FOR YOU-

ANOTHER REASON TO PAY EXTRA ATTENTION THE NEXT TIME YOU PAY AT THE PUMP.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS ITS FOUND ANOTHER CREDIT CARD SKIMMER ATTACHED TO A GAS PUMP.

IT WAS AT ONE OF 62 STATIONS THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE INSPECTED WEDNESDAY.

THIS IS THE FOURTH SKIMMING DEVICE THE OFFICE HAS FOUND IN RECENT WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SIX TEENS ARRESTED-SSTOPS-VO-SS


SIX TEENAGE BOYS ARE CHARGED WITH VANDALISM AFTER OFFICERS SAY THEY DESTROYED PARTS OF IDA BAKER HIGH SCHOOL.

ONCE THESE SURVEILLANCE PICTURES WERE RELEASED IN JUNE --

CRIMESTOPPERS SAYS THE CALLS STARTED COMING IN.

DEPUTIES SAY THE TEENS BROKE INTO SCHOOL PROPERTY --

STOLE GOLF CARTS -- AND USED THEM TO DAMAGE THE SCHOOL'S FOOTBALL FIELD.

THESE SIX WERE ALL ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY AND GRAND THEFT.

THOSE ARE FELONY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


GEORGIA TODDLER DEATH-VO


POLICE AND PROSECUTORS ARE EXPECTED TO LAY OUT EVIDENCE AGAINST THE GEORGIA FATHER CHARGED IN THE HOT CAR DEATH OF HIS YOUNG SON.

JUSTIN HARRIS IS CHARGED WITH MURDER AND SECOND-DEGREE CRUELTY TO CHILDREN IN THE DEATH OF HIS 22-MONTH-OLD SON COOPER.

HARRIS SAID THAT HE FORGOT TO DROP THE BOY OFF AT DAYCARE BEFORE HE WENT TO WORK.

HARRIS AND HIS WIFE BOTH ADMITTED TO SEARCHING HOT-CAR DEATHS AND HOW IT OCCURS ON THE INTERNET. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR COOKIE BAKING-ONCAM


AND IN LIGHT OF MORE RECENT STORIES ABOUT CHILDREN DYING IN HOT CARS--

MANY LOCAL AGENCIES ARE HOPING TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC.

ON WEDNESDAY ONE ALABAMA FIRE DEPARTMENT HELD A DEMONSTRATION TO SHOW JUST HOW HOT IT CAN GET INSIDE A CAR--

MEREDITH ARMSTRONG SHOWS US WHAT THEY DID. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR COOKIE BAKING-PKG


YOU'VE HEARD OF IT "BEING SO HOT YOU COULD FRY AN EGG ON THE SIDEWALK."

BUT WHAT ABOUT BAKING COOKIES ON A DASHBOARD?

THE TUSCALOOSA FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT SAYS THIS WAS THE BEST ILLUSTRATION THEY COULD COME UP WITH TO SHOW JUST HOW HOT IT CAN GET IN A CAR.

"I think sometimes people underestimate how hot it gets and how quickly that temperature rises inside a car, even if the windows are partially closed."

SO HOW HOT WAS IT?

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT PULLED OUT THEIR TOOLS THEY USE TO CHECK THE TEMPERATURE OF FIRES.

"It's made to be able to see through smoke. It just looks at heat, thermal imaging just like the flare you have on a helicopter or a military plane. But it allows us to see in terms of heat."

"You can see the pan we just put it. I don't know if you can see the edge of the other pans, the difference in the temperatures?"

BUT WAS IT ENOUGH TO BAKE THE COOKIES?

"The hotter it gets the faster the cookies are baking. The first batch was ready in about 40 minutes."

AS THE CLOCK COUNTED CLOSER TO NOON, EVERY HALF HOUR THE TEMPERATURE ROSE BY ABOUT 15 DEGREES.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SAYS A CHILDREN'S BODY TEMPERATURES CAN RISE UP TO FIVE TIMES FASTER THAN THAT OF AN ADULT, AND HEATSTROKE CAN OCCUR IN TEMPERATURES AS LOW AS 57 DEGREES.

AND ON A DAY WHEN THE TEMPERATURE IS JUST 80-DEGREES, A CAR CAN REACH DEADLY LEVELS IN JUST 10 MINUTES.

SO THE TAKE AWAY. DON'T LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN A CAR UNATTENDED. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR COOKIE BAKING-SSTOPS


THAT WAS MEREDITH ARMSTRONG REPORTING.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SUGGESTS DRIVERS MAKE IT A HABIT TO LOOK IN THE BACKSEAT EVERY TIME YOU EXIT THE CAR.

THEY ALSO SUGGEST YOU ALWAYS LOCK THE CAR AND PUT THE KEYS OUT OF REACH.

IF YOU SEE A CHILD LEFT ALONE IN A HOT VEHICLE, CALL 9-1-1 RIGHT AWAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO THIS FOURTH OF JULY?

NBC-2 HAS YOU COVERED.

ALL OF THE FIREWORK CELEBRATIONS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT.

PLUS-

THEY ARE LIFE-LONG GOLFING BUDDIES.

HOW THEIR FRIENDSHIP HAS HELPED IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH-

AND THEIR SWING. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 B) DECADES OF GULF-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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DECADES OF GULF-ONCAM


TWO GOLFING BUDDIES HAVE SHARED SEVEN DECADES ON THE LINKS.

NOW. 70 YEARS LATER. THE TWO ARE STILL PLAYING FOR POCKET CHANGE.

WILL JONES INTRODUCES US TO THE LIFELONG FRIENDS. Return to index of stories...


DECADES OF GULF-PKG


"Watch where you walk fellows."

SKIP SIEGEL AND FRED GARON HAVE TAKEN A LOT OF STEPS TOGETHER IN LIFE.

"That's a good one."

A LOT OF THEM HERE ON A GOLF COURSE.

S/ Fred Garon/ Golf buddy:22-:25

"We started playing for nickels and dimes when we are 13."

70-YEARS LATER - THESE OCTOGENARIANS ARE STILL PLAYING FOR POCKET CHANGE.

"Didn't like that one."

TODAY, IT'S AT THE FARMINGTON HILLS GOLF CLUB.

S/ Fred Garon/ Golf buddy:32-:35

"We are all competitive. We want to win."

S/ Skip Siegel/ Golf buddy:36-:38

"He's the most competitive."

THEY MET IN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL IN 1944 AND BECAME GOLFING BUDDIES.

S/ Fred Garon/ Golf buddy:43-:48

"I happened to sit next to him and that was the start of the friendship."

"Slow down, slow down."

BOTH WILL ADMIT.

THEIR SKILLS AREN'T UP TO PAR ANYMORE.

S/ Fred Garon/ Golf Buddy:57-:59

"Can't hit the ball as far."

S/ Fred Garon/ Golf buddy:59-1:08

"We used to shoot in, you know, middle 40s, sometimes low 40s. I once broke 40. now if i break 50 I'm happy."

THEY'RE JUST THANKFUL TO BE HEALTHY ENOUGH TO PLAY.

S/ Skip Seigel/ Golf buddy 1:14-1:20

"We are very lucky. fred has had exceptionally good health. I had bypass surgery back in '84."

SKIP AND FRED SAY IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE THE DAY THEY CAN NO LONGER TAKE A SWING WITH EACH OTHER.

S/ Fred Garon/ Golf buddy 1:27-1:33

"I have never gone out alone to play golf alone and I don't like playing with strangers.so I would give up golf."

NO MATTER WHAT THEY SCORE IN THIS ROUND OF GOLF.

S/ Skip Seigel/ Golf buddy 1:36-1:38

"I'm the only one who usually get this right."

THEIR FRIENDSHIP ON AND OFF THE COURSE MAKES THEM BOTH WINNERS IN LIFE. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


DRY AND HOT FOR THE FOURTH

Expect plenty of heat this afternoon as dry air slips into the region as Hurricane Arthur moves northward. The dry air will suppress the chance for rain this afternoon, with just very isolated activity expected in inland areas.

Expect highs to climb just slightly above average, around 93° in Ft. Myers and 88° in Naples.

Overnight this evening we stay completely dry with sticky conditions. Lows in the mid to upper 70s again.

Independence Day

A few coastal showers in the early morning will be possible again but most will be dry. TS Arthur continues on its northerly track and should be making near landfall, potentially as a category 1 hurricane, near the Outer Banks of North Carolina early Friday morning.

As far Southwest Florida goes, things are actually looking pretty good. We stay dry during the afternoon and hot. Highs in the low 90s. Dry after sunset during firework festivities. Overnight temperatures stay in the mid 70s.

Holiday Weekend

More summer like pattern returns for Saturday and Sunday. Rain chances and storm potential ramps up in the afternoon hours. The heat sticks around too. Area wide we look to stay in the low 90s for highs and mid 70s for lows.

Hurricane Arthur

The 11 a.m. update from the NHC reveals that the storms maximum sustained winds have increased to 90 mph and remains a Category 1 Hurricane, the first named hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

As of Thursday morning, the storm was located about 260 miles southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

The storm will continue moving toward the north, making near landfall to the Outer Banks of North Carolina as a potential Category 2 storm. Emergency officials have issued mandatory evacuations on a barrier island there as the storm is expected to hit early Friday morning. Return to index of stories...


BANK ROBBERY UPDATE-TRX-SS


UPDATING BREAKING NEWS FROM CAPE CORAL.

POLICE IN CAPE CORAL ARE SEARCHING FOR A MAN WHO ROBBED THE BUSEY BANK ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD.

THIS IS SOUTH OF VETERANS PARKWAY.

HE RAN AWAY - SO THEY THINK HE MIGHT STILL BE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

CAPE P-D WANTS BUSINESSES AND HOMEOWNERS TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT.

DESCRIBED AS A WHITE MAN WITH DARKER SKIN. POSSIBLY HISPANIC OR ARAB.

200 TO 250-POUNDS. SHAVED HEAD.

HE WENT INTO BUSEY BANK WEARING BLACK PANTS WITH A BLACK SHIRT.

THE SUSPECT WAS ARMED WITH A HANDGUN AND DID THREATEN BANK PERSONNEL AND PATRONS. Return to index of stories...


FURRY FANDOM-VO


THIS IS INTERESTING-

MEMBERS OF FURRY FANDOM ARE CONVERGING ON PITTSBURGH THIS WEEK FOR THE ANNUAL "ANTHROCON" CONVENTION.

IT'S THE WORLD'S LARGEST GATHERING OF PARTICIPANTS, KNOWN AS "FURRIES," WHO HAVE A FASCINATION WITH HUMAN-LIKE ANIMAL CHARACTERS. SPORTS MASCOTS, PUPPETEERS, ARTISTS AND CARTOONISTS.

THOUSANDS OF "FURRIES" DRESS UP IN THEIR FUR SUITS AND TURN THE CITY INTO QUITE A FURRY METROPOLIS DURING THEIR VISIT. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK DATA-OTS


DATA ACCESS ON YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT MAY BE MORE LIMITED NOW.

THE COMPANY'S TEAM OF DATA SCIENTISTS SAYS ITS TIGHTENED ITS GUIDELINES FOR GATHERING DATA FOR ITS RESEARCH.

THIS PRIVACY ISSUE CAME TO LIGHT IN 2012-

WHEN DATA SCIENTISTS PUBLISHED AN EXPERIMENT USING 700 THOUSAND FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS. Return to index of stories...


WIRELESS ROUTER TRACKS KIDS-SS


A NEW WIRELESS ROUTER ALLOWS PARENTS TO TIE KIDS DAILY ACTIVITIES TO THEIR INTERNET USAGE.

IT'S CALLED THE KUDOSO-

AND IT LETS USERS SET GOALS FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

--WHICH ARE THEN TIED TO THEIR ACCESS TO THE WEB.

PARENTS CAN SELECT APPROVED WEB SITES-

SET THE AMOUNT OF TIME ALLOWED ON-LINE-

AND SET UP A POINT SYSTEM FOR EARNING INTERNET TIME.

PARENTS CAN ALSO RECEIVE USGAE REPORTS TO LEARN WHICH SITES AR EMOST POPULAR. Return to index of stories...


LINDSAY LOHAN SUES GTA-SS


ACTRESS LINDSEY LOHAN FILED A LAWSUIT IN NEW YORK AGAINST THE CREATOR AND PUBLISHER OF THE VIDEO GAME

"GRAND THEFT AUTO"

LOHAN ALLEGES THE VIDEO GAME USES HER IMAGE AND STYLE FROM HER CLOTHING LINE.

THE CHARACTER IN QUESTION-

LACEY JONES.

IN THE GAME-

PLAYERS CAN PICK HER UP AND HELP DODGE CHASING PAPARAZZI. Return to index of stories...


MIROMAR INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION-SS


THE FOURTH OF JULY IS TOMORROW --- BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT TO CELEBRATE!

THE 15TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION KICKS OFF TODAY AT MIROMAR OUTLETS.

A SIDEWALK SALE, LIVE MUSIC, ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS AND OF COURSE A SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS.

IT STARTS AT 3:30 WITH A BLOOD DRIVE AND FOOD DONATION DRIVE FOR HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK. KIDS ACTIVITIES START AT 6PM. AND FIREWORKS WILL BE AT DUSK BY THE LAKE. Return to index of stories...


CONSERVANCY MILITARY-SSTOPS


AND WE WANT TO INFORM CURRENT AND RETIRED MILITARY ABOUT A SPECIAL EVENT JUST FOR YOU.

STARTING TODAY, AND THROUGHOUT THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND, YOU GET IN FREE AT THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT'S LOCATED IN NAPLES RIGHT NEXT TO THE ZOO.

YOU CAN ENJOY THE 21-ACRE NATURE EXPERIENCE WITH KAYAKING, HIKING, AND IT'S ALSO A SITE ON THE GREAT FLORIDA BIRDING TRAIL. Return to index of stories...


GET AWAY DAY AND GAS PRICES-TRX SSTOPS


AND TODAY IS GET AWAY DAY FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.

ALMOST 2 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN FLORIDA WILL DRIVE 50 MILES OR MORE DURING THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

RIGHT NOW THE FLORIDA AVERAGE GAS PRICES IS $3.61.

BUT WE FOUND PRICES AS HIGH AS $3.88 IN BONITA SPRINGS.

IF YOU'RE HITTING THE HIGHWAYS, REMEMBER TO CALL F-DOT'S 5-1-1 TRAVELER INFORMATION SYSTEM TO STAY UP TO DATE ON WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE ROADWAYS. Return to index of stories...


SWFL FIREWORKS-OTS-BNR


AND THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF FESTIVITIES HAPPENING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY.

WE PUT TOGETHER A COMPLETE LIST FOR YOU.

JUST HEAD OVER TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


IS IT AN ECONOMIC RE-BOUND WE WERE ALL PROMISED?

FOR THE FIRST TIME THE DOW SURGES AHEAD OF 17 THOUSAND.

BUT WHAT DOES THIS REALLY MEAN FOR MAIN STREET?

FIRST AT FOUR THE EXPERTS WEIGH IN.

PLUS TWO ROBBERS THOUGHT THEY CAN COME IN AND GRAB SOME QUICK CASH.

THE MUST SEE VIDEO OF HOW THE TABLES QUICKLY TURNED ON THEM. Return to index of stories...


B) GUN ROBBERY-VOTOPS


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CAPE CORAL ROBBERY-TRXSSTOPS


FOLLOWING NEWS BREAKING OUT OF CAPE CORAL.

A MAN ROBBED BUSEY BANK ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD SOUTH.

THE SUSPECT RAN AWAY ON FOOT SOUTHWEST OF THE BANK.

WITNESSES SAY HE POSSIBLY HAS A SHAVED HEAD.

SUSPECT WAS ARMED WITH A HANDGUN AND DID THREATEN BANK PERSONNEL AND PATRONS.

POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR A SUSPECT.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING-

CALL CAPE CORAL POLICE RIGHT AWAY. Return to index of stories...


TEXAS EXPLOSION-VOTOPS


WE ARE TRACKING MORE BREKAING NEWS COMING INTO OUR NEWSROOM-

ONE PERSON IS DEAD AFTER A FIREWORKS ACCIDENT IN TEXAS.

THIS IS HAPPENING IN COMANCHE.

WE KNOW THERE WAS AN EXPLOSION IN A TRAILER THAT HAD FIREWORKS MEANT FOR PUBLIC DISPLAY.

DUE TO TRAGIC CIRCUMSTANCES THE 4TH ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2014.

THE EVENT DRAWS ABOUT 15,000 PEOPLE ACCORDING TO THE CHAMBER.

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MELISSA SMITH-VOTOPS


A JUDGE SENTENCED MELISSA SMITH TWO EIGHT MONTHS IN COUNTY JAIL AND FIVE YEARS PROBATION.

SHE WAS SENTENCED FOR THE DEATH OF TWO-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN BYRD WHO DROWNED IN A KIDDIE POOL.

THE JUDGE TOLD THE FAMILY THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT CASES OF HIS CAREER-

BUT SAID HE COULD NOT GIVE SMITH THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE FAMILY.

THEY TELL US THIS IS NOT OVER-AND THEY WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR JUSTICE. Return to index of stories...


MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


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


CLOSE-3-SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


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