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HL1) NAPLES POLICE-VOTOPS-TRX DESTINATION GRADUATION-VOTOPS
HL2) SICK CELL PHONES-VOTOPS-TRX DESTINATION GRADUATION-SOTVO
HL3) WEATHER-TRX WX CENTER TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP TZ3A) TEXAS SHOOTING-VOTOPS
NAPLES POLICE OFFICERS UPDATE-2 SHOT DBX TZ3B) BY POT GET FIRED-VOTOPS
NAPLES POLICE OFFICERS UPDATE-REMLIVE TS1) NAPLES SHOOTING-TC MON VO
NAPLES POLICE OFFICERS UPDATE-VO TS2) FL EXECUTION-SSTOPS
NAPLES POLICE OFFICERS UPDATE-REMLIVE TS3) WORLD CUP-TC MON VO
FL EXECUTIONS-OTS-SS NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
FDOT SIGNS-OC-VO TEXAS SHOOTING STANDOFF-PLASMA VO
FDOT SIGNS-SOTVO TEXAS SHOOTING STANDOFF-PKG
LABELLE WATER PLANT LOOK AHEAD-trxONCAM ALTA SEASONAL JOBS-OC-VO-BNR
OBAMA IMMIGRATION-TRX OC ENGLEWOOD ANIMAL ABUSE-OTS-SS-VO
OBAMA IMMIGRATION-PKG ENGLEWOOD ANIMAL ABUSE-SOT-SS
CHINA HACKING-OTS BONITA CROSSWALK-SS-VO-WIPE
DAY 3 OF ISRAELI ASSAULT-VOTOPS BONITA CROSSWALK-SOTVO
BENGHAZI ATTACK UPDATE-TRXVOTOPS WARM MINERAL SPRINGS-OC-VO
TSA PHONE ALERT-VO MAN ATTACKED DONT REMEMBER-INTRO
DENGUE FEVER-OC-SS-TRX MAN ATTACKED DONT REMEMBER-PKG
DENGUE FEVER-VOTOPS WORLD CUP HANGING-ONCAM
NATIONAL CHAINS-VO CO SHOOTING TRIAL DELAYED-TRX OC VO
EMMYS BEST ACTOR-TRX OTS VO MAN BUYS POT GETS FIRED-VO
EMMYS BEST ACTRESS COMEDY-TRXVOTOPS MAN BUYS POT GETS FIRED-SOTVO
EMMYS ON NBC2-FSSTOPS POT FOR THE POOR-OTS
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH-OC VO
TZ1A) FIRE MERGER-VOTOPS-TRX TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
TZ1B) SHARK VIDEO-SOTVO TZ4A) BROTHEL SUPERBOWL-SOTVO
WEATHER-STC WEATHER TEASE-STC
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP ROAD TRIP SAVINGS-ON CAM
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL ROAD TRIP SAVINGS-PKG
FIRE MERGER-TRX VO WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
FIRE MERGER-SOTVO WEATHER-WX WALL
CLAWSON ASSIGNMENT-OC-CG BROTHEL FOR SUPERBOWL-ON CAM
GOV SCOTT DRUG TESTING-OC-VO BROTHEL FOR SUPERBOWL-PKG
HERTZ DESIGN DECISION-VO JCREW SMALL SIZES-VO-OC
HERTZ DESIGN DECISION-SOTVO TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
LG KID TRACKER-TRX-SS TZ5A) BREAKFAST BILL-VO
CELL PHONE GERMS-TRX-OTS HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
SANDUSKY SON SPEAKS OUT-OC VO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
WORLD CUP-TRX-VO-SS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
LEBRON WATCH-OTS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
SHARK VIDEO-TRXNATVOTOPS TRIPOD ATTACK-VO
TEASE TWO-TRXVOTOPS TRIPOD ATTACK-SOTVO
TZ2A) ADULT DAYCARE-VOWIPE BREAKFAST BILL-OC VO
TZ2B) DESTINATION GRAD-VOTOPS NEW AT NOON TEASE-2SH
MANGO MELTDOWN-TRX OC VO NOON TZA) SUNSCREEN-VOTOPS
MANGO MELTDOWN-SOTVO NOON TZB) EMMY NOMINATIONS-VOTOPS
ADULT DAYCARE-VO NOON TZC) WX-WX CTR
ADULT DAYCARE-SOTVO CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


HL1) NAPLES POLICE-VOTOPS-TRX


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. TWO NAPLES POLICE OFFICERS. EXCHANGE GUN SHOTS

ONE IS DEAD.

THE OTHER *STILL IN THE HOSPITAL

THEY'D BEEN DATING AND LIVING TOGETHER. ONE EVEN HAD CHILDREN.

WHAT HAPPENED?

NBC-2 UNCOVERING NEW DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


HL2) SICK CELL PHONES-VOTOPS-TRX


THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE YOUR CELL PHONE ISN'T FAR FROM YOU RIGHT NOW.

BUT WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE CAN HURT YOU.

WE'VE GOT NEW INFORMATION ON WAYS TO KEEP YOUR PHONE FREE OF GERMS. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WEATHER-TRX WX CENTER


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NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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NAPLES POLICE OFFICERS UPDATE-2 SHOT DBX


NBC2 IS CONTINUING TO FOLLOW A DEADLY DOMESTIC SHOOTING BETWEEN TWO NAPLES POLICE OFFICERS.

IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY MORNING IN THE LAKES OF ESTERO COMMUNITY.

OFFICER LUIS MONROIG JUNIOR-- WHO WENT BY DAVID--DIED YESTERDAY MORNING IN THE HOSPITAL.

SGT. AMY YOUNG WAS ALSO SHOT-- AND IS NOW IN THE HOSPITAL RECOVERING.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY FROM THE BEGINNING.

SHE IS LIVE AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES POLICE OFFICERS UPDATE-REMLIVE


--TAKE LIVE---

WE JUST GOT AN UPDATE FROM THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE--

WE'RE TOLD THEY CANNOT COMMENT ON AMY YOUNG'S CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES POLICE OFFICERS UPDATE-VO


----TAKE VO---

WE KNOW SHE WAS TAKEN HERE TO THE HOSPITAL EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING.

ACCORDING TO OUR NEWS PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS-- SHE WAS SHOT IN THE FACE.

DEPUTIES WITH THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARE CALLING THIS A DOMESTIC INCIDENT-- BUT THEY HAVE NOT SAID WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER.

YOUNG IS A SGT. AT THE NAPLES POLICE DEPARTMENT OF ALMOST 15 YEARS--

AND LUIS MONROIG WAS AN OFFICER-- JUST FIVE DAYS AWAY FROM HIS ELEVEN YEAR MARK WITH THE NAPLES P-D.

A NEIGHBOR TELLS US OFFICER MONROIG WAS A FAMILY MAN-- AND WAS GREAT WITH YOUNG'S TWO DAUGHTERS FROM A PREVIOUS MARRIAGE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES POLICE OFFICERS UPDATE-REMLIVE


WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND YOUNG HAS A TROUBLED PAST.

SHE HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF SEVERAL INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS-- AND WAS SUSPENDED FOR SLEEPING ON THE JOB IN 2003.

---TAKE LIVE---

COUNT ON US TO CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS DEVELOPING STORY.

LIVE AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL-- CA NBC2. Return to index of stories...


FL EXECUTIONS-OTS-SS


LOOKING AHEAD TONIGHT.

THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS PREPARING TO PUT A CHILD RAPIST AND KILLER TO DEATH.

EDDIE DAVIS RAPED AND KILLED 11-YEAR-OLD KIMBERLY WATERS AT HER LAKELAND HOME 20 YEARS AGO.

HE ADMITTED HE BROKE INTO HIS EX GIRLFRIENDS HOME TO STEAL BEER.

HE FOUND KIMBERLY SLEEPING IN HER MOTHER'S BED AND KIDNAPPED HER.

DAVIS TOOK THE GIRL TO HIS TRAILER WHERE HE PROCEEDED TO RAPE AND SUFFOCATE HER.

HE'S SET TO BE EXECUTED AT SIX O'CLOCK AT THE FLORIDA STATE PRISON NEAR STARKE. Return to index of stories...


FDOT SIGNS-OC-VO


THIS MORNING NBC2 IS UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT BIG CHANGES COMING TO THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE.

IMPROVEMENTS ARE IN THE WORKS. FOLLOWING A CRASH THAT BROUGHT TRAFFIC TO A HALT EARLIER THIS WEEK.

A 5 VEHICLE PILE-UP TOOK 5 HOURS TO CLEAN UP JUST BEYOND THE TOLL PLAZA.

BUT THE COUNTY'S SOPHISTICATED SIGN SYSTEM DEDICATED TO

ALERTING DRIVERS OF CRASHES WAS NOT WORKING SO DRIVERS SAT IDLE FOR HOURS.

WE LEARNED THE STATE HAS BEEN WORKING ON A UPGRADE TO THE SYSTEM

ALONG WITH ANOTHER PROJECT MEANT TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOWS IN LEE

COUNTY.

BUT SOME CRITICS ARE SKEPTICAL ABOUT THE 7 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT. Return to index of stories...


FDOT SIGNS-SOTVO


TAKE SOT:

19:25:18 " It's a 100 percent waste of tax payer dollars as far as I'm

concerned until they get up and running, if they are ever running then

we'll see if they were ever justified in the first place."

Rene Suarez, Lee County

AS PART OF THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL PROJECT CAMERAS AND SENSORS WILL BE

INSTALLED AT 61 INTERSECTIONS IN THE COUNTY.

F-DOT OFFICIALS SAY THEY EXPECT TO HAVE BOTH SYSTEMS RUNNING BY

THE START OF NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


LABELLE WATER PLANT LOOK AHEAD-trxONCAM


TODAY THE CITY OF LABELLE IS CELEBRATING THE OPENING OF A NEW WATER TREATMENT PLANT.

IT'S A REVERSE OSMOSIS FACILITY AND WILL REPLACE THE OLD ONE, WHICH IS 30-YEARS-OLD.

CITY AND COMMUNITY LEADERS SAY THEY NEED A NEW PLANT BECAUSE OF AN EXPANDING POPULATION. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA IMMIGRATION-TRX OC


PRESIDENT OBAMA IS URGING CONGRESS TO TAKE SWIFT ACTION ON HIS 3-POINT-7 BILLION DOLLAR PROPOSAL TO ADDRESS THE RISE OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS CROSSING THE U-S MEXICO BORDER.

HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON WILL PUSH THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN DURING A SENATE HEARING.

BUT HOUSE REPUBLICANS HAVE MADE IT CLEAR THERE WON'T BE A SPEEDY VOTE.

ALL THIS AS PRESIDENT OBAMA VISITS TEXAS - WHERE HE MET WITH GOVERNOR RICK PERRY ON THE ISSUE.

JIM ACOSTA REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA IMMIGRATION-PKG


FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA AND TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY, THE SHOWDOWN. WAS MORE OF A SIT-DOWN.

CHATTING IN PRIVATE ON MARINE ONE.THEN AT DIFFERENT ENDS OF A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION IN DALLAS. ON THE CRISIS AT THE BORDER.

"Just had a good meeting with Governor Perry."

THE PRESIDENT LATER TOLD REPORTERS HIS BEEF IS NOT WITH PERRY. IT'S WITH CONGRESS. OVER HIS NEARLY FOUR BILLION DOLLAR REQUEST TO DEAL WITH THE EMERGENCY.

"Are folks more interested in politics, or more interested in solving the problem? If they're interested in solving the problem, then this can be be solved."

PERRY WAS LESS CHARITABLE, RELEASING A STATEMENT CALLING FOR THE NATIONAL GUARD. AND MORE DRONES ON THE BORDER.

ADDING THE CRISIS "HAS BEEN CREATED BY BAD PUBLIC POLICY, IN PARTICULAR THE FAILURE TO SECURE THE BORDER."

BACK IN WASHINGTON. CRITICS FROM BOTH PARTIES SLAMMED THE PRESIDENT'S DECISION TO ATTEND FUNDRAISERS IN TEXAS.

"He's visiting Democratic fat cats to collect checks."

.INSTEAD OF TRAVELING TO THE BORDER

"It does bother me. I wish the President of the United States were going down and visiting the children and visiting the site."

THE PRESIDENT WASN'T BUDGING.

"This isn't theater. This is a problem. I'm not interested isn't photo ops. I'm interested in solving the problem."

BUT WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ARE WORRIED CRITICS JUST MIGHT KILL THE BORDER BILL.

"The president just asked for $3.7 billion, for less than $20 million we can fly them all back first class. so think about how stupid our policy is."

AS THE PRESIDENT TOLD PERRY. HE WON'T USE AN EXECUTIVE ACTION THIS TIME AROUND.

"I had to remind him I'm getting sued right now by Mr. Boehner for going ahead and acting instead of going through Congress." Return to index of stories...


CHINA HACKING-OTS


IS CHINA STEALING TRADE SECRETS FROM THE U-S.

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY THINK SO.

HE SAID HE HAD A FRANK DISCUSSION ABOUT CYBER-HACKING WITH CHINESE LEADERS.

THE U-S HAS ALREADY INDICTED FIVE SENIOR MILITARY OFFICIALS IN CHINA.

THEY'RE ACCUSED OF TAKING TRADE SECRETS FROM U-S COMPANIES AND GIVING THEM TO CHINESE COMPETITORS. Return to index of stories...


DAY 3 OF ISRAELI ASSAULT-VOTOPS


IT'S DAY 3 OF AN ISRAELI ASSAULT ON GAZA. HITTING HUNDREDS OF HAMAS TARGETS.

A MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAYS ISRAEL HIT MORE THAN 320 HAMAS TARGETS OVERNIGHT.

IT'S MAIN FOCUS. UNDERGROUND TUNNEL NETWORKS AND ROCKET LAUNCHING SITES.

THE PALESTINIAN DEATH IS NOW AT LEAST 75.

MEANTIME. ISRAEL'S MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM CONTINUES TO INTERCEPT ROCKETS FROM GAZA.

NEW HAMAS ROCKETS ARE NOW CAPABLE OF REACHING HALF OF ISRAEL'S POPULATION.

40 THOUSAND ISRAELI RESERVISTS HAVE BEEN CALLED-UP AS PART OF A MOVE TOWARDS A POSSIBLE GROUND INVASION ON GAZA. Return to index of stories...


BENGHAZI ATTACK UPDATE-TRXVOTOPS


NEW DETAILS HAVE EMERGED FROM THE BENGHAZI ATTACKS.

TOP MILITARY OFFICIALS SAY A *DIFFERENT GROUP ATTACKED A C-I-A COMPLEX. AFTER THE ATTACK ON THE U-S EMBASSY.

THEY SAY THE ATTACKERS HAD OBVIOUS MILITARY TRAINING.

FOUR AMERICANS, INCLUDING AMBASSADOR CHRIS STEVENS, DIED ON SEPTEMBER 11TH TWO YEARS AGO.

A HOUSE PANEL JUST RELEASED 11 HUNDRED PAGES OF TESTIMONY ABOUT THE ATTACK. Return to index of stories...


TSA PHONE ALERT-VO


IF YOU ARE FLYING ANYWHERE IN THE NEAR FUTURE. YOU MIGHT SEE MORE INCREASED SECURITY AT AIRPORTS.

THE T-S-A IS BROADENING SECURITY MEASURES IT REQUESTED OVERSEAS. TO A SMALL NUMBER OF *DOMESTIC TRAVELERS.

SOME FLYERS ON FEDERAL WATCHLISTS WILL BE ASKED TO TURN ON THEIR ELECTRONIC DEVICES BEFORE BOARDING PLANES.

IT'S A REACTION TO NEW CONCERNS THAT TERRORIST BOMBMAKERS ARE TRYING TO FIT EXPLOSIVES INTO HARMLESS-LOOKING MOBILE GADGETS. IN HOPES OF BRINGING DOWN AN AIRLINER. Return to index of stories...


DENGUE FEVER-OC-SS-TRX


HEALTH LEADERS IN SOUTH FLORIDA ARE WARNING OF A NEW AND POTENTIALLY DEADLY MOSQUITO-BORN ILLNESS.

THERE IS NOW ONE CONFIRMED CASE OF DENGUE FEVER IN FLORIDA.

AND THAT'S IN MIAMI DADE. Return to index of stories...


DENGUE FEVER-VOTOPS


THE SYMPTOMS ARE HEADACHE, FEVER AND JOINT PAIN.

IT'S SPREAD BY MOSQUITOS.

WITH RAINY SEASON IN FULL SWING, HEALTH DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE STATE ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO TRY AND GET RID OF STANDING WATER ON YOUR PROPERTY.

MOSQUITOS CAN BREED IN LESS THAN AN OUNCE OF WATER.

THERE'S NO CURE FOR DENGUE.

THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF IS TO USE INSECT REPELLENT WHENEVER YOU'RE OUTSIDE. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL CHAINS-VO


NBC2 UNCOVERING WHY MORE NATIONAL RESTAURANT CHAINS ARE COMING TO FORT MYERS.

CREIGHTON REALTY TELLS US DEVELOPERS HAVE HAD THEIR EYE ON THE CORRIDOR NEAR U.S. 41 AND COLLEGE PARKWAY FOR YEARS. BUT TOOK NO ACTION DUE TO THE RECESSION.

BUT NOW COMPANIES LIKE BLUE MOON, CULVERS AND CHIPOTLE ARE WILLING TO TAKE A GAMBLE AS THE ECONOMY IS LOOKING UP. Return to index of stories...


EMMYS BEST ACTOR-TRX OTS VO


IT'S A BIG DAY IN HOLLYWOOD.

THE EMMY NOMINATIONS WE'RE ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING.

HOSTS FOR THE EVENT ARE MINDY KALING AND N-B-C's CARSON DALY.

AND HERE'S A LOOK AT JUST *SOME OF THE NOMINEES.

TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SCREEN.

THE NOMINEES FOR BEST ACTORS IN A DRAMA ARE: BRYAN CRANSTON, "BREAKING BAD". JEFF DANIELS, "THE NEWSROOM". JON HAMM, "MAD MEN". WOODY HARRELSON, "TRUE DETECTIVE". MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, "TRUE DETECTIVE". AND KEVIN SPACEY, "HOUSE OF CARDS." Return to index of stories...


EMMYS BEST ACTRESS COMEDY-TRXVOTOPS


AND THE NOMINEES FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY ARE.

LENA DUNHAM - GIRLS.

JULIA LOUIS DREYFUS FOR VEEPS - ALSO ON H-B-O.

AMY POEHLER-PARKS AND RECREATION - HERE ON NBC.

EMMY ROSSUM - SHAMELESS

AND TAYLOR SCHILLING FOR HER ROLE IN "ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK." Return to index of stories...


EMMYS ON NBC2-FSSTOPS


THE 66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED MONDAY AUG. 25 IN LOS ANGELES,.

THE SHOW WILL BE HOSTED BY SETH MEYERS.

AND YOU CAN HAVE FRONT ROW SEATS TO ONE OF HOLLYWOODS BIGGEST NIGHTS BY WATCHING IT ALL RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


THE PLAN TO MERGE TWO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FIRE DISTRICTS IS IN THE WORKS.

WHY OFFICIALS SAY RESPONSE TIMES WILL DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE.

PLUS THIS--

"oh my god.

NEXT AT 11 --

VIDEO YOU HAVE TO SEE.

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN A FORT MYERS MAN SPOTTED A SCHOOL OF SHARKS! Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) FIRE MERGER-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1B) SHARK VIDEO-SOTVO


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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


!!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!!!

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

Afternoon storms on Thursday

A classic July weather pattern for early July will dominate the weather across Southwest Florida today. Expect another hot and humid afternoon with highs in the low 90s for cities including Fort Myers and Port Charlotte, to upper 80s at Naples and Sanibel.

With the winds taking on a bit of a southerly component, a few widely isolated showers could try to wash ashore along the coastline into the lunch hour time frame. The more widespread activity is anticipated this afternoon and evening. Just like Wednesday, some storms will have potential for heavy downpours and deadly lightning.

Overnight into Friday morning will be very muggy. Lows bottom out in the low 70s, which is near normal for this time in July. Friday morning chances for rain will be isolated and in the coastal waters. However, some will try and advance towards inland areas. Any that do quickly fizzle out, therefore not anticipating a tricky Friday morning commute.

Weekend forecast looks pretty typical. Both Saturday & Sunday will be hot with highs in the low 90s. Best chance for rain will during the afternoon hours and along the I-75 corridor.

The tropics remain quiet and no storms are expected to develop for the next 5 to 7 days. Return to index of stories...


FIRE MERGER-TRX VO


SAVING MONEY AND LIVES.

THAT'S WHAT OFFICIALS SAY A PROPOSED FIRE DISTRICT MERGER IN COLLIER COUNTY WILL DO.

THE PLAN TO MERGE THE NORTH NAPLES FIRE DISTRICT AND THE BIG CORKSCREW ISLAND FIRE DISTRICT IS MOVING FORWARD TO THE PUBLIC INPUT PHASE.

OFFICIALS WITH BOTH DISTRICTS SAY THE MERGER PLAN WILL SAVE TAXPAYERS MONEY. WITH *NO DELAY IN RESPONSE TIMES.

IN FACT. THEY SAY RESPONSE TIMES MAY *IMPROVE BECAUSE THEY PLAN TO ADD MORE FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRE STATIONS DOWN THE ROAD. Return to index of stories...


FIRE MERGER-SOTVO


As a resident we should want more people on the ground coming and helping the residents with their homes and saving the folks

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A SAY ON THE PLAN. THERE WILL BE MEETINGS NEXT MONTH.

THEY HOPE TO HAVE THE MERGER QUESTION ON THE BALLOT THIS NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


CLAWSON ASSIGNMENT-OC-CG


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S NEWEST CONGRESSMAN RECEIVED HIS FIRST ORDERS.

CURT CLAWSON HAS BEEN ASSIGNED TO THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE.

THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE IS IN CHARGE OF LEADING FOREIGN POLICY LEGISLATION.

THE COMMITTEE HAS OVERSIGHT HOW THE U-S SHOULD RESPOND TO WORLD EVENTS.

SOME OF THE THINGS THE HOMELAND SECURITY PANEL OVERSEES ARE BORDER AND TRANSPORTATION SECURITY. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT DRUG TESTING-OC-VO


NOW TO A FLORIDA ISSUE THAT GOT NATIONAL ATTENTION.

A DEFEAT FOR GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IN HIS EFFORT TO RANDOMLY DRUG TEST ALL STATE WORKERS.

HIS LEGAL TEAM JUST DEEMED NEARLY A THOUSAND POSITIONS OFF LIMITS.

THEY RANGE FROM ACCOUNTANTS TO TRANSLATORS TO GROUNDSKEEPERS.

THE GOVERNOR CAMPAIGNED ON DRUG TESTING FOUR YEARS AGO.

SINCE THEN, HE'S SPENT MORE THAN 400-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN PUBLIC MONEY ON LEGAL BATTLES TO DEFEND THEM. AND LOST IN COURT EVERY TIME. Return to index of stories...


HERTZ DESIGN DECISION-VO


ESTERO IS TELLING CAR RENTAL GIANT HERTZ IT NEEDS TO REDESIGN IT'S PARKING GARAGE PLANNED FOR IT'S NEW HEADQUARTERS.

HERTZ DECLINED TO COMMENT AFTER LAST NIGHTS MEEETING,

BUT IT WAS CLEAR THAT THEY WERE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE BOARD'S REACTION TOWARDS THE PARKING GARAGE.

ESPECIALLY SINCE IT MEANS, THEY DON'T GET TO MOVE FORWARD UNTIL CHANGES ARE MADE.

DURING THE MEETING, THE MEMBERS ALL OBJECTED TO THE NEW, NEVER BEFORE SEEN, PARKING GARAGE. Return to index of stories...


HERTZ DESIGN DECISION-SOTVO


joe mcharris --board member It did not have any elements that were related to the main building or the community and it had a lot of repetition, And not very well done in my opinion.

21:23:06-21:23:23

THE COMMITTEE SUGGESTED EITHER CHANGING THE GARAGE'S DESIGN OR ADDING MORE LANDSCAPE AROUND THE GARAGE TO PREVENT IT FROM BEING AN EYESORE.

THE COMMITTEE IS EXPECTED TO MEET AGAIN NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


LG KID TRACKER-TRX-SS


PARENTS - HERE'S AN NBC-2 CONSUMER ALERT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ---

THE ELECTRONICS COMPANY L-G WANTS TO HELP YOU KEEP TRACK OF YOUR PRE-

SCHOOLERS. WITH THE NEW "KIZZ-ON" WRISTBAND.

THE COLORFUL DEVICE HAS G-P-S. AND A PRE-SET CALLING BUTTON.

IT'S EXPECTED TO GO ON SALE IN THE U-S LATER THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


CELL PHONE GERMS-TRX-OTS


ALL NEW IN THIS MORNING'S HEALTHCAST. FOR THOSE OF YOU USING YOUR SMARTPHONE RIGHT NOW. IT MAY BE MAKING YOU SICK BY SPREADING GERMS.

RESEARCHERS SAY SOME CELLPHONES ARE EVEN DIRTIER THAN TOILET SEATS!

SO WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

THERE ARE ANTI-MICROBIAL PHONE CASES ON THE MARKET.

BUT EXPERTS SAY JUST USE A DAMP, LINT-FREE CLOTH TO WIPE DOWN PRODUCTS. AND AVOID SPRAYS AND CLEANERS. Return to index of stories...


SANDUSKY SON SPEAKS OUT-OC VO


UPDATING THE JERRY SANDUSKY PENN STATE SCANDAL.

SANDUSKY'S SON IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT WHAT HE SAYS WAS SEXUAL ABUSE BY HIS FATHER.

THE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK ANNOUNCED WINFREY'S INTERVIEW WITH MATT SANDUSKY WILL BE BROADCAST TONIGHT.

THE NETWORK SAYS MATT SANDUSKY DESCRIBES GROOMING, METHODICAL CONTROL AND MANIPULATION BY HIS FATHER.

HE'S ONE OF SIX CHILDREN JERRY AND DOTTIE SANDUSKY ADOPTED. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP-TRX-VO-SS


A DAY AFTER THE GERMANY BLOWOUT IN THE WORLD CUP. PENALTY KICKS WERE NEEDED TO DECIDE THE ARGENTINA-NETHERLANDS SEMIFINAL.

SERGIO ROMERO MAKING SAVES ON TWO OF THE KICKS.

MAXI RODRIGUEZ SCORED ARGENTINA'S 4TH GOAL TO ADVANCE THEM.

SO LOOKING AHEAD TO SUNDAY. IT WILL BE GERMANY AND ARGENTINA BATTLING IT OUT FOR THE WORLD CUP.

THE TWO PLAYED IN THE FINAL IN 1986. WHEN ARGENTINA WON.

THEY PLAYED AGAIN IN 1990. THIS TIME WITH GERMANY WINNING.

YOU'LL SEE THE FINAL ON OUR SISTER STATION ABC SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


LEBRON WATCH-OTS


LEBRON JAMES IS WEIGHING HIS OPTIONS.

FREE AGENTS CAN START SIGNING NEW CONTRACTS. TODAY.

THE 2-TIME N-B-A CHAMPION MET WITH HEAT PRESIDENT PAT RILEY FOR AN HOUR IN LAS VEGAS WEDNESDAY.

LEBRON IS THERE FOR HIS ANNUAL BASKETBALL CAMP.

ALL REPORTS SAY --- LEBRON DID NOT COMMIT TO THE HEAT. Return to index of stories...


SHARK VIDEO-TRXNATVOTOPS


nats of "oh look at the bull sharks"

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO --

A BOAT CAPTAIN SPOTTED THIS FEEDING FRENZY AND GRABBED HIS PHONE.

JAY CLARK POSTED THIS VIDEO ON OUR NBC2 FACEBOOK PAGE.

HE SAYS THE SHARKS WERE FEEDING ON A SCHOOL OF BAIT OFF FORT MYERS BEACH.

CLARK DEFINITELY WENT HOME WITH A STORY TO TELL. BEFORE WE GO TONIGHT TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

A SHARK FEEDING FRENZY.

THIS VIDEO WAS POSTED ON OUR NBC2 FACEBOOK PAGE BY JAY CLARK.

HE SAYS IT WAS TAKEN BY HIM OFF FORT MYERS.

HE SAYS THEY WERE FEEDING ON A SCHOOL OF BAIT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-TRXVOTOPS


AN ADULT DAYCARE IN FORT MYERS CAN NO LONGER MAKE ENDS MEET.

NOW THE PEOPLE LIVING THERE ARE UP AGAINST THE CLOCK TO FIND A NEW PLACE TO RECEIVE MEDICAL ATTENTION.

PLUS. HOW ONE PROGRAM IS HELPING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEENS MAKE THEIR DREAMS COME TRUE. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) ADULT DAYCARE-VOWIPE


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TZ2B) DESTINATION GRAD-VOTOPS


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MANGO MELTDOWN-TRX OC VO


FARMERS SAY IT'S BEEN A DISAPPOINTING SEASON THIS YEAR FOR MANGOES.

PRODUCTION IS DOWN AND THE TREES ARE MATURING LATE.

THE OWNER OF THE MANGO FACTORY ON PINE ISLAND SAYS ONLY A THIRD OF HIS TREES ARE PRODUCING FRUIT.

HE OWNS A 1-THOUSAND ACRE FARM.

HE SAYS HEAVY RAINS EARLY IN THE SEASON MAY HAVE SET BACK POLLINATION. Return to index of stories...


MANGO MELTDOWN-SOTVO


TAKE SOT--

Doug Flowerree, Owner, The Mango Factory

21:04:14 "As you ride around Pine Island a lot of the places are just going to be closed, they don't have any mangos this year." 21:04:20

PINE ISLAND'S ANNUAL MANGO MANIA CELEBRATION BEGINS IN NINE DAYS.

FARMERS SAY THERE SHOULD BE PLENTY OF MANGO TO TASTE, BUT THERE MIGHT NOT BE ENOUGH FOR PEOPLE TO BUY. Return to index of stories...


ADULT DAYCARE-VO


FORTY FAMILIES WITH ELDERLY PARENTS REQUIRING MEDICAL ATTENTION ARE NOW SCRAMBLING TO FIND A NEW ADULT DAY CARE FACILITY.

THIS WEEK. THE BOARD OF THE SUNRISE COMMUNITY ADULT DAY CARE CENTER. A NON-PROFT IN FORT MYERS PROVIDING MEDICAL CARE TO THE ELDERLY. ANNOUNCED THE CENTER WOULD BE CLOSING ITS DOORS AFTER THE STATE CHANGED THE WAY IT REIMBURSES FACILITIES ACCEPTING MEDICAID.

INSTEAD OF RECEIVING THE NORMAL 80-DOLLARS PER PERSON, PER DAY. SUNRISE NOW RECEIVES ABOUT 50 UNDER THE NEW MANAGED CARE PROGRAM. Return to index of stories...


ADULT DAYCARE-SOTVO


"We're losing so much money, it'd be unrealistic to close the gap. BUTTED TO I was in shock, and disappointed"

THE FACILITY PLANS TO CLOSE ITS DOORS IN SEPTEMBER.

LEE COUNTY HAS FIVE OTHER ADULT DAY CARE FACILITIES. BUT MANY OF THEM HAVE LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Return to index of stories...


DESTINATION GRADUATION-VOTOPS


THESE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GRADS ARE OFF TO COLLEGE AND POSSIBLY A NEW CAREER --

AND ITS ALL THANKS TO AN EXTRA PUSH.

WEDNESDAY THEY STOOD BEFORE THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD.

THE GROUP FUNDS THE "DESTINATION GRADUATION" PROGRAM.

THESE STUDENTS MEET WEEKLY WITH MENTORS WHO HELP THEM LAND JOBS,RAISE GRADES,AND MOST IMPORTANTLY BY SHOWING THEY CARE. Return to index of stories...


DESTINATION GRADUATION-SOTVO


I struggled in reading a lot, and my mentor just showed me different

skills and helped me. I just kept pushing and never gave up.

TAYLOR IS NOW OFF TO THE U-S ARMY.

HE'LL SOON LEAVE FOR FORT BENNING IN GEORGIA.

THIS YEAR "DESTINATION GRADUATION" RECEIVED A 500-THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT.

IN THE FALL, MENTORS WILL BE IN 15 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOLS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS


AN HOURS-LONG STANDOFF ENDS WITH A GUNMAN SURRENDERING.

BUT 6 OF HIS FAMILY MEMBERS WERE ALREADY DEAD.

BUT NBC-2 IS LEARNING. HOW ONE OF THE VICTIMS MAY HAVE ACTUALLY PREVENTED EVEN *MORE VIOLENCE

PLUS--

RECREATIONAL POT IS NOW LEGAL IN WASHINGTON STATE.

AS THIS MAN IS FINDING OUT THE HARD WAY - NOT EVERYONE AGREES WITH IT. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) TEXAS SHOOTING-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) BY POT GET FIRED-VOTOPS


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TS1) NAPLES SHOOTING-TC MON VO


GOOD MORNING IM LISA SPOONER.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

RIGHT NOW - DETECTECTIVES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING A DEADLY DOMESTIC SHOOTING INVOLVING TWO MEMBERS OF THE NAPLES POLICE DEPARTMENT.

SERGEANT AMY YOUNG IS BEING TREATED AT LEE MEMORIAL THIS MORNING.

OFFICER LUIS MONROIG , HAS DIED.

THE SHOOTING HAPPENED IN THE LAKES OF ESTERO COMMUNITY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

WE ARE WAITING FOR A FULL REPORT ON THE SHOOTING, INCLUDING WHO FIRED THE SHOTS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FL EXECUTION-SSTOPS


AND CHILD RAPIST AND KILLER EDDIE DAVIS WILL BE PUT TO DEATH TODAY.

IN 1994 -- DAVIS RAPED AND KILLED 11-YEAR-OLD KIMBERLY WATERS AT HER LAKELAND HOME.

HE ADMITTED HE BROKE INTO HIS EX GIRLFRIENDS HOME TO STEAL BEER, AND FOUND KIMBERLY SLEEPING IN HER MOTHER'S BED, GRABBED HER, AND KIDNAPPED HER.

HE'S SET TO BE EXECUTED AT SIX O'CLOCK TONIGHT AT THE FLORIDA STATE PRISON NEAR STARKE. Return to index of stories...


TS3) WORLD CUP-TC MON VO


AND THE BIG GAME IS THIS WEEKEND!

SUNDAY'S MATCH UP. WILL BE GERMANY AND ARGENTINA FOR THE WORLD CUP.

THE TWO PLAYED IN THE FINAL IN 1986 WHEN ARGENTINA WON.

AND AGAIN IN 1990 WHEN GERMANY WON.

YOU'LL SEE THE FINAL ON OUR SISTER STATION ABC SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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TEXAS SHOOTING STANDOFF-PLASMA VO


POLICE IN TEXAS SAY A MAN IN HIS MID 30s SHOT SEVEN FAMILY MEMBERS BEFORE GETTING INVOLVED IN AN HOURS-LONG STANDOFF.

AS ANDREW SPENCER REPORTS THE ONLY SURVIVOR OF THOSE SEVEN IS THE SUSPECT'S TEENAGE DAUGHTER. Return to index of stories...


TEXAS SHOOTING STANDOFF-PKG


FOR HOURS, A MAN AT THE CENTER OF THIS CUL-DE-SAC SAT IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT, HOLDING A HANDGUN TO HIS HEAD.

INSIDE THE CAR, POLICE SAY: A MAN WHO KILLED FOUR OF HIS CHILDREN AND THE COUPLE WHO WAS CARING FOR THEM.

A SEVENTH VICTIM, THE MAN'S 15-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, WAS ABLE TO CALL POLICE.

"She suffered a gunshot wound. She was the only clue that we had to the amount of information that we could gather on this suspect here."

"She was able to provide us the name of the person that shot them, where he was going next, and while quickly responding to that location, we caught him coming up to that residence where other relatives of that family lived and we assume that they meant to shoot them as well."

THE GIRL WAS TAKEN BY HELICOPTER TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL IN "VERY CRITICAL CONDITION."

POLICE CLOGGED THE ENTRANCE TO THIS CUL-DE-SAC IN SPRING, TEXAS -- A SUBURB OF HOUSTON.

NEGOTIATORS KEPT IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH THE MAN, SPEAKING TO HIM FOR HOURS.

"Negotiations were to, first of all, get him to put the gun down and, then, to come out of the car."

SWAT BROUGHT IN THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT, GETTING CLOSER TO THE GUNMAN AND MAKING SURE THE MAN DIDN'T SUDDENLY TRY TO DRIVE OFF.

THE SEVEN VICTIMS WERE ALL FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE SUSPECTS.

MOST OF THEM WERE HIS CHILDREN -- BOTH BIOLOGICAL AND ADOPTED.

THEIR MOTHER LIVES OUT OF STATE.

"The children were left in custody of this couple. He went to that house, began firing, killing the children and the two adults while they were there."

THE STANDOFF WENT INTO THE NIGHT, BUT NEGOTIATORS WERE FINALLY ABLE TO CONVINCE THE MAN AT THE CENTER OF IT TO GIVE UP HIS WEAPON AND SURRENDER.

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ALTA SEASONAL JOBS-OC-VO-BNR


LOOKING FOR A JOB?

WE'LL THERE'S HOPE THIS MORNING.

ALTA RESOURCES IN FORT MYERS IS PLANNING TO HIRE *TWICE AS MANY PART-TIME EMPLOYEES COMPARED TO A YEAR AGO.

THE COMPANY HANDLES CUSTOMER SERVICE AND HEALTH INSURANCE CALLS FOR FORTUNE 100 COMPANIES.

THEY'RE CURRENTLY LOOKING TO HIRE 900 PART TIME EMPLOYEES BETWEEN NOW AND DECEMBER.

IF IT'S SOMETHING YOU'RE INTERESTED IN. WE'VE POSTED MORE INFORMATION AT NBC DASH TWO DOT COM UNDER NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


ENGLEWOOD ANIMAL ABUSE-OTS-SS-VO


A DOG IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY IS BEING HAILED AS A HERO AFTER PROTECTING IT'S OWNER FROM A MAN WITH A KNIFE.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS NATHAN FRESHWATER BROKE INTO CLAY COLLINI'S ENGLEWOOD APARTMENT.

THAT'S WHEN THE DOG NAMED DOZER JUMPED INTO ACTION FIGHTING FRESHWATER OFF.

DURING THE STRUGGLE- DOZER WAS CUT - BUT HE PROTECTED HIS OWNER. Return to index of stories...


ENGLEWOOD ANIMAL ABUSE-SOT-SS


"The dog could've prevented a situation from getting worse, it may've prevented a person from getting stabbed we'll never know."

FRESHWATER IS IN JAIL.

DOZER IS NOW RECOVERING AND SHOULD BE OK. Return to index of stories...


BONITA CROSSWALK-SS-VO-WIPE


MAJOR CHANGES ARE ON THE WAY FOR A BUSY BEACH CROSSWALK IN BONITA SPRINGS.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE INTERSECTION OF HICKORY BOULEVARD AND FORESTER DRIVE.

THAT'S AT DOC'S BEACH HOUSE IF YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA.

UPWARDS OF 500 PEOPLE CROSS THE 5 LANES THERE EVERY DAY.

SO TO PREVENT ANY MAJOR WRECKS. LEE COUNTY IS REMOVING A RIGHT TURN LANE NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


BONITA CROSSWALK-SOTVO


Take Sot

Christie Brandt - Illinois

12

It'll make it safer. They put these lights in the last couple years and it helped most obey the law. Anything helps.

Take Sot

10

Kim Norman - Illinois

The problem is you have out of towners which a lot of these are. You don't realize you need to stop- it's not well marked.

THE COUNTY SAYS THE ONE LESS LANE SHOULDN'T IMPACT DRIVERS WHO ARE HEADING TO THE BEACH.

THE 12-THOUSAND DOLLAR PROJECT SHOULD BE FINISHED WITHIN A COUPLE DAYS. Return to index of stories...


WARM MINERAL SPRINGS-OC-VO


MANY CALL IT THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH AND PEOPLE HAVE GREAT MEMORIES AT WARM MINERAL SPRINGS.

THIS MORNING WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON ITS CLOSURE AND POTENTIAL SALE.

SARASOTA COUNTY COMISSIONERS JUST VOTED TO SELL *THEIR STAKE IN THE SPRINGS TO THE CITY OF NORTH PORT FOR MORE THAN 2 MILLION DOLLARS.

NORTH PORT LEADERS WILL MEET MONDAY TO DISCUSS THE POTENTIAL SALE.

DAYS MAY BE LIMITED HERE IF A PERMANENT OPERATOR DOESN'T HOP ON BOARD COME SEPTEMBER. WHEN THE CONTRACT WITH NATIONAL PARKS AND RECREATION RUNS OUT. Return to index of stories...


MAN ATTACKED DONT REMEMBER-INTRO


A MAN IN ARKANSAS SURVIVED A BRUTAL ATTACK OVER THE WEEKEND, BUT HE DOESN'T MUCH ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED.

AARON NOLAN HAS THE SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE THAT AUTHORIES ARE LEANING ON TO SOLVE THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


MAN ATTACKED DONT REMEMBER-PKG


"I was surprised that it happened."

IT WAS THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF JUNE 30TH WHEN 26-YEAR-OLD ANDREW LAWSON SURPRISINGLY SURVIVED AN ATTACK.

"I remember him falling backwards shooting the gun, and I remember looking in my car, and there wasn't a car key, and I remember going through grass to try to find help."

LAWSON WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM WITH A GUNSHOT TO THE LEG AND SEVERAL HEAD WOUNDS FROM BEING HIT BY THE HANDLE OF a GUN.

"I do have an injury in my skull."

S/U: Police tell us this Pine Bluff business noticed this damage on Sunday leading them to look behind these camera lenses and what they found, well, it could be a crucial piece of evidence.

THE VIDEO IS SHOCKING. A FIGHT INSIDE THE CAR SPILLS INTO THE PARKING LOT, THEN POLICE TELL US A SHOT IS FIRED FOLLOWED BY A BEATING. IT ENDS AS THE MEN ARE LEAVING IN THEIR CAR LAWSON IS HIT AGAIN, PINNED BETWEEN THE VEHICLE AND THE BUILDING BEFORE FINDING A WAY TO RUN TO SAFETY.

"Case like this where someone is taken from point A to point B and they happen to park in front of an exterior camera, that's going to be on the rare side."

NOT ONLY IS THIS A POSSIBLE BREAK IN THE CASE - IT ALSO GIVES LAWSON A CHANCE TO SEE THE ATTACK HE LIVED TO TALK ABOUT.

"Just like watching it happen, 'cause I don't remember a lot of it, that was a lot of head shots, I don't remember that happening."

"I'm amazed that I survived, and I'm amazed that someone could do that to another person."

A NIGHT THAT'S HARD TO REMEMBER, WHILE ALSO BEING A NIGHT TO NEVER FORGET. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP HANGING-ONCAM


POLICE IN NEPAL SAY A TEENAGER KILLED HERSELF AFTER HER FAVORITE SOCCER TEAM, BRAZIL, LOST BADLY TO GERMANY IN THE WORLD CUP SEMIFINALS.

POLICE SAY THE 10TH GRADER WAS DEPRESSED AND TOOK HER OWN LIFE WEDNESDAY MORNING IN A VILLAGE IN THE EASTERN PART OF NEPAL. Return to index of stories...


CO SHOOTING TRIAL DELAYED-TRX OC VO


THE TRIAL OF ACCUSED COLORADO THEATER SHOOTER JAMES HOLMES HAS BEEN DELAYED *AGAIN*.

HIS TRIAL *WAS* SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN OCTOBER.

BUT A PSYCHIATRIST CONDUCTING A SECOND SANITY EXAMINATION ON HOLMES ASKED FOR MORE TIME TO COMPLETE THE EXAMINATION.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO A JUDGE'S ORDER FROM ARAPAHOE COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.

A NEW TRIAL DATE IS SET TO BE SCHEDULED AT A HEARING LATER THIS MONTH.

HOLMES IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING DOZENS OF PEOPLE IN A PACKED MOVIE THEATER DURING A MIDNIGHT SHOWING OF BATMAN FILM "THE DARK KNIGHT RISES" IN AURORA, COLORADO IN JULY 20-12.

12 PEOPLE DIED.

HOLMES HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY TO THE 166 CHARGES HE FACES IN CONNECTION WITH THE RAMPAGE. Return to index of stories...


MAN BUYS POT GETS FIRED-VO


MARIJUANA IS LEGAL TO BUY AND USE IN WASHINGTON STATE.

BUT EMPLOYERS CAN STILL FIRE YOU FOR USING POT.

JUST ASK THE MAN WHO CLAIMS TO BE AMONG THE FIRST IN THE STATE TO BUY WEED LEGALLY -- ANG GET FIRED.

MIKE BOYER SHOWED UP ALMOST A FULL DAY BEFORE YOU COULD BUY POT FROM THIS STORE IN NORTH SPOKANE.

ALMOST 20 HOURS LATER HE WALKED THROUGH THE SPOKANE GREEN LEAF'S DOORS AS THEIR FIRST CUSTOMER.

BUT BOYER FOUND OUT SOMEONE SAW HIM ON T-V AND COMPLAINED TO HIS EMPLOYER. Return to index of stories...


MAN BUYS POT GETS FIRED-SOTVO


Just because I smoke a little weed on my time off, I've never had a problem with that at work, why am I here now. BUTTED TO It's something we're going to need to figure out with this whole legalization, where's going to be the grey line.

HIS BOSS SENT HIM A TEXT MESSAGE ASKING HIM TO TAKE A DRUG TEST.

BOYER SAYS TOOK THE TEST AND FAILED IT.

NOW THAT MARIJUANA IS LEGAL IN THE STATE. BOYER BELIEVES BUSINESSES SHOULD TREAT EMPLOYEES USING WEED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS. Return to index of stories...


POT FOR THE POOR-OTS


HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THIS?

A CALIFORNIA COLLEGE TOWN KNOWN FOR ITS LIBERAL ACTIVISM. HAS VOTED TO MAKE MEDICal MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES GIVE AWAY A SMALL AMOUNT OF THEIR POT TO THE POOR FOR FREE.

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS VOTED UNANIMOUSLy this week TO INSTRUCT LOCAL OUTLETS TO PROVIDE MARIJUANA EQUAL TO 2 PERCENT OF THEIR SALES TO PATIENTS ON LOW INCOMES.

UNDER THE LAW, THE MARIJUANA GIVEN AWAY FREE MUST BE OF THE SAME QUALITY AS THAT GIVEN TO PAYING CUSTOMERS. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH-OC VO


YOU HAVE AN EXCUSE TO INDULDGE YOUR SWEET TEETH.

ITS OFFICIALLY NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH.

BACK IN 1984, PRESIDENT REAGAN DESIGNATED JULY AS NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH, AND WHETHER YOU ENJOY SOFT-SERVE OR HARD-PACKED ICE CREAM, THERE'S A FLAVOR AND BRAND FOR EVERYONE -- AND THIS IS A PERFECT MONTH TO ENJOY IT.

JUST AS A HEADS UP, NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY IS JULY 20. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


A BROTHEL OWNER IN NEVADA IS MAKING AN UNUSUAL PROPOSAL TO THE CITY OF PHOENIX.

I need a bar, it would be nice to have a restaurant there and a bunch of rooms and that's really all you need.

FIND OUT HOW MUCH HE'S WILLING TO PAY TO BRING SEX TO THE CITY! Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) BROTHEL SUPERBOWL-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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ROAD TRIP SAVINGS-ON CAM


THE MEMORIAL DAY AND FOURTH OF JULY WEEKENDS ARE BEHIND US. BUT THERE'S STILL PLENTY OF TIME FOR A SUMMER ROAD TRIP.

WITH HIGHER GAS PRICES. MANY CONSUMERS ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO SAVE IN OTHER AREAS.

KARIN CAIFA HAS TIPS TO STAY ON BUDGET IN TODAY'S CONSUMER WATCH. Return to index of stories...


ROAD TRIP SAVINGS-PKG


NO TICKETS, NO CHANGE FEES, NO SECURITY LINES -- AMERICANS LOVE THE FLEXIBILITY OF A ROAD TRIP. BUT EXTRA COSTS OF HITTING THE HIGHWAYS CAN REALLY ADD UP.

Obviously they're thinking that they're saving money but, they do tend to splurge and overdo it while they're on the road.

TRAE BODGE OF RETAIL-ME-NOT-DOT-COM SAYS ONE MAJOR ROAD TRIP EXPENSE CAN HIT A WAISTLINE, AND A BOTTOM LINE - FOOD.

You get away from home and all those good health habits you may have been attending to during the winter all go by the wayside. So it's really important to try stick to your diet and how you normally eat if you can. Because those are really, they're wallet busters for everyone out there.

PLAN AHEAD AND CHOOSE RESTAURANTS YOU'LL LOOK FORWARD TO ON A ROUTE. FOR THE TIME IN BETWEEN PRE-PACK SNACKS.

ANOTHER OVERLOOKED EXPENSE- PARKING, ESPECIALLY IN BIG CITIES. RESEARCH GARAGES AHEAD OF TIME, TO FIND THE BEST DEAL.

THE SAME FOR HOTELS. A SMARTPHONE CAN HELP, EVEN WITH UNEXPECTED OVERNIGHT STAYS.

Don't just stop at a hotel and hope that you're going to get a great deal, do a little digging. You can do it while you know as a passenger in the car. Do a little research and don't just pop into the next place that you can find, because you may tend to overspend there also.

THE OTHER GLARING EXPENSE ON THE ROAD THIS SUMMER: FILLING UP THE TANK. APPS LIKE ROAD NINJA OR GAS BUDDY CAN LOCATE THE BEST GAS PRICES ALONG THE WAY.

FOR CONSUMER WATCH, I'M KARIN CAIFA. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX WALL


!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

Afternoon storms on Thursday

A classic July weather pattern for early July will dominate the weather across Southwest Florida today. Expect another hot and humid afternoon with highs in the low 90s for cities including Fort Myers and Port Charlotte, to upper 80s at Naples and Sanibel.

With the winds taking on a bit of a southerly component, a few widely isolated showers could try to wash ashore along the coastline into the lunch hour time frame. The more widespread activity is anticipated this afternoon and evening. Just like Wednesday, some storms will have potential for heavy downpours and deadly lightning.

Overnight into Friday morning will be very muggy. Lows bottom out in the low 70s, which is near normal for this time in July. Friday morning chances for rain will be isolated and in the coastal waters. However, some will try and advance towards inland areas. Any that do quickly fizzle out, therefore not anticipating a tricky Friday morning commute.

Weekend forecast looks pretty typical. Both Saturday & Sunday will be hot with highs in the low 90s. Best chance for rain will during the afternoon hours and along the I-75 corridor.

The tropics remain quiet and no storms are expected to develop for the next 5 to 7 days. Return to index of stories...


BROTHEL FOR SUPERBOWL-ON CAM


NEVADA'S NATIONALLY KNOWN BROTHEL OWNER, DENNIS HOF, IS MAKING HEADLINES AGAIN.

HOF STARRED IN THE H-B-O SHOW 'CATHOUSE.'

NOW HE WANTS PHOENIX TO TEMPORARILY ALLOW LEGALIZED PROSTITUTION -- FOR THE SUPER BOWL NEXT YEAR.

TERRI HENDRY REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


BROTHEL FOR SUPERBOWL-PKG


I'll give you a half million. Let me open up 30 days before the Super Bowl and the golf tournament down there and close 30 days after and show you when you control the supply, then the demand will go to it.

THAT IS THE DEAL DENNIS HOF IS MAKING TO THE CITY OF PHOENIX. WE CAUGHT UP WITH HIM VIA FACETIME IN LOS ANGELES. HE SAYS MAKING PROSTITUTION LEGAL IS THE BEST WAY TO STOP ILLEGAL SEX TRAFFICKING.

They won't go to the underaged girls. They won't put money in the hands of these ruthless pimps that are drug dealers and gun dealers. They'll spend the money in a legal, licensed place, knowing that the girls are tested and that they're of age.

AS FOR WHERE HE'D DO THIS, HE SAYS HE'S GOT REAL ESTATE PEOPLE LOOKING IN PHOENIX RIGHT NOW FOR A VACANT HOTEL.

I need a bar, it would be nice to have a restaurant there and a bunch of rooms and that's really all you need.

NOT EVERYONE AGREES WITH HOF THAT HIS IDEA WOULD WORK, THAT INCLUDES RENO POLICE SERGEANT RON CHALMERS. HE SAYS THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A MARKET FOR BLACK MARKET FOR SEX.

Acts that may cost several hundred dollars in a legalized brothel out here cost significantly less. It's black market sex and that means that market will always exist.

So making it legal wouldn't put a dent in it?

I don't think it will. I'm asked that question all the time.

BUT HOF INSISTS HE'S ON THE RIGHT TRACK.

You're never going to stop sex trafficking but you can really put a big dent in it.\ Return to index of stories...


JCREW SMALL SIZES-VO-OC


THERE'S BUZZ THIS MORNING ABOUT A NEW SIZE SOLD AT J-CREW.

THE SPECIALTY RETAILER IS OFFERING ITEMS IN TRIPLE ZERO.

THE EQUIVALENT OF AN EXTRA, EXTRA, EXTRA SMALL.

PEOPLE SAY THIS IS A SIGN THAT VANITY SIZING IS OUT OF CONTROL.

THAT'S A PRACTICE SOME RETAILERS USE. WHEN THEY MANIPULATE SIZES SO SHOPPERS FEEL LIKE THEY WEAR A SMALLER NUMBER.

JCREW SAYS THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH VANITY SIZING.

IT SAYS THE COMPANY IS SIMPLY MEETING THE DEMAND COMING FROM ASIA.

SIZES TEND TO RUN SMALLER THERE.

JCREW WANTS TO PUT THIS WHOLE DEBATE TO REST. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


LOCAL DOCTORS ARE TAKING A HANDS-ON APPROACH IN REMOVING A KIDNEY- AND IT'S PROVING USEFUL IN SEVERAL WAYS- THE STORY IN HEALTH MATTERS.

YOU MIGHT HAVE NOTICED YOUR GROCERY BILL SEEMS TO HAVE BECOME MORE EXPENSIVE RECENTLY.

WELL EXPERTS SAY THE CULPRIT MAY BE ONE MEAL.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT IT IS AFTER THE BREAK. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) BREAKFAST BILL-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


SURGICALLY REMOVING A KIDNEY WAS TRADITIONALLY A LARGE OPERATION.

BUT AS WITH MANY ASPECTS OF MEDICINE. DOCTORS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET THE SAME RESULTS WITH A LESS TRAUMATIC PROCEDURE.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS. AMY OSHIER SHARES THE LATEST 'HANDS ON' APPROACH. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


WHEN UROLOGIST PAUL BRETTON DIAGNOSED A PATIENT WITH KIDNEY CANCER, IT WAS CLEAR THE DISEASED ORGAN HAD TO COME OUT.

DR. PAUL BRETTON/UROLOGIST

RUNS:

1:14 Yes, its fortunate that you have two kidneys so you can live with one.

FOR YEARS THE SURGERY WAS A TRAUMATIC UNDERTAKING. REQUIRING SURGEONS TO MAKE A FOOT LONG INCISION TO REMOVE THE KIDNEY. NOWADAYS MANY ARE TAKING A 'HANDS ON' APPROACH THAT IS MORE GENTLE ON PATIENTS.

DR. PAUL BRETTON/UROLOGIST

RUNS:

1:42 The way I do these is called hand-assisted laparoscopically. Hand assisted meaning I'm able to make a small incision, put my hand inside the abdomen to be able to assist with the removal of the kidney.

THE COMBINATION OF SMALLER INSTRUMENTS USED WITH A SPECIALLY DESIGNED PORT, GIVES DOCTORS THE ACCESS THEY NEED WHILE MAKING A SMALLER INCISION.

DR. PAUL BRETTON/UROLOGIST

RUNS:

2:20: The advantages of doing it laparoscopically vs. open is, one, the patient's blood loss is a lot less, their hospital stay is a lot less, they use less narcotics. And the return to work is significantly shorter.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

The hand-assisted approach also opened up new possibilities for kidney donation. The less traumatic surgery makes it more viable for living donors to share a kidney.

BARBARA MILLER/DIR. OF KIDNEY TRANSPLANT

RUNS:

:12 We have had a huge increase in the number of donors stepping forward now that they know that this option is available to them. Most of our donors you have to remember they're young, they are otherwise healthy and many of them are working.

THE HAND-ASSISTED APPROACH TAKES LONGER TO PERFORM BECAUSE TISSUE IS PRESERVED FOR TRANSPLANTATION. BUT TAKING THE PROCEDURE IN HAND, SHRINKS DOWNTIME BY SEVERAL WEEKS. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


GEORGE CLOONEY FIGHTS BACK AND JUSTIN BIEBER GETS CHARGED.

MARY MUELLER HAS TODAY'S ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINES IN THIS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


GEORGE CLOONEY IS FIGHTING BACK.

IN AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN USA TODAY, WRITTEN BY THE MAN HIMSELF, THE ACTOR SAYS A STORY PRINTED BY THE BRITISH NEWSPAPER "DAILY MAIL" IS QUOTE "COMPLETELY FABRICATED" AND "DANGEROUS."

THE NEWSPAPER SAID CLOONEY'S SOON TO BE MOTHER-IN LAW IS AGAINST HIS IMPENDING MARRIAGE TO HER DAUGHTER. BECAUSE OF RELIGIOUS REASONS.

CLOONEY RARELY RESPONDS TO STORIES ABOUT HIS PERSONAL LIFE, BUT CHOSE TO DO SO BECAUSE HE SAYS ".TO EXPLOIT RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCES WHERE NONE EXIST, IS AT THE VERY LEAST NEGLIGENT AND MORE APPROPRIATELY DANGEROUS."

THE NEWSPAPER HAS APOLOGIZED AND HAS TAKEN THE STORY DOWN.

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER BIEBER STORY.

THE POP STAR HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH A MISDEMEANOR COUNT OF VANDALISM FOR ALLEGEDLY THROWING EGGS AT HIS NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE IN LOS ANGELES.

HIS LAWYER PREVIOUSLY CALLED IT A SILLY PRANK.

BIEBER IS NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET, HIS DRUNK DRIVING CHARGE IN MIAMI IS STILL PENDING.

LEGENDARY SINGER SONGWRITER STEVIE NICKS IS BRINGING HER TALENTS TO "THE VOICE"

THE STAR WILL BE SERVING AS AN ADVISER TO ADAM LEVINE'S TEAM IN SEASON 7 OF THE SINGING REALITY COMPETITION.

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


TRIPOD ATTACK-VO


A MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED IN WEST VIRGINIA FOR AN ALLEGED ATTACK ON A NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER. AND IT WAS CAUGHT ON TAPE.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER WAS STANDING ON A PUBLIC ROAD SHOOTING VIDEO OF THE MAN'S PROPERTY. AFTER ANIMAL CONTROL HAD BEEN THERE INVESTIGATING ALLEGATIONS OF ANIMAL ABUSE.

THAT'S WHEN THE MAN BECAME UPSET. PICKED UP THE TRIPOD AND STARTING SWINGING IT.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


TRIPOD ATTACK-SOTVO


"I said I can't believe this is happening! I think I might even know this guy maybe from Mules or someplace in the past and he just kind of went crazy there for a minute."

THE PHOTOGRAPHER SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES.

HOWEVER HIS CAMERA? DESTROYED.

THE MAN WHO ATTACKED HIM IS IN JAIL. Return to index of stories...


BREAKFAST BILL-OC VO


IT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY BUT IT'S ALSO GETTING MORE EXPENSIVE.

THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS SHOWS THAT FRESH FOODS ON OUR BREAKFAST PLATES HAVE INCREASED IN PRICE ELEVEN PERCENT.

BACON IS UP 65-PERCENT, DUE TO A DISEASE WIPING OUT A PIGLET POPULATION EARLIER IN THE YEAR.

DAIRY PRODUCTS LIKE EGGS ARE UP 33-PERCENT.

THE ONE THING ON YOUR BREAKFAST PLATE THAT HAS NOT GONE UP IN PRICE?

BREAD, WHICH IS DOWN ABOUT ONE-PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-2SH


COMING UP ON NBC-2 NEWS AT NOON.

IT'S A NECESSITY. RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WITH DOZENS OF BRANDS AND WAYS TO APPLY IT.

YOU HAVE TONS OF CHOICES WHEN IT COMES TO PICKING THE RIGHT SUNSCREEN.

FOR YOUR DAY AT THE BEACH.

BUT WE'RE FINDING OUT ONE TYPE IN PARTICULAR MAY BE DOING MORE HARM. THAN GOOD FOR YOUR CHILDREN!

THEY'RE ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS.

NOW FIND OUT HOW THEY FARED. IN THE EYES OF THE EMMYS!

WE HAVE A *FULL LIST OF ALL THE TOP CONTENDORS.

FOR THIS YEAR'S 66TH PRIMETIME AWARDS.

WHEN YOU WATCH THE SHOW RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) SUNSCREEN-VOTOPS


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NOON TZB) EMMY NOMINATIONS-VOTOPS


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NOON TZC) WX-WX CTR


TZ WEATHER Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...