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DIRECTOR'S PAGE TEASE FOUR-2SHOT
WEATHER OPEN-CLIP A) HOT CAR TEST-SOTVO-WIPE
FIRST WX-WX ANI BOX B) VALET CRASHES LAMBO-VOTOPS
HEADLINES-TC VIDBOX BREAK FOUR
B) LEBRON LEAVING-vo SHOW OPEN-CLIP
B) CONDO FIRE-vo BORDER KIDS-PLASMA
C) GIRL GETS EYE-vo BORDER KIDS-PKG
4PM OPEN-CLIP BORDER PATROLS-VOTOPS
LEBRON REAX-OC-(2)SOT-ANIBOX CHRYSLER RECALL-SS-WIPE
A) CLEVELAND REAX-vo FORD FIRES-SSTOPS
B) MIAMI REAX-vo HOT CAR TEST-OC-SOT-OC
BRIAN ON MOVE-PLASMA HOT CAR TEST-SOT-OC
BRIAN ON MOVE-VOTOPS-CG HARRIS POSTS-ONCAM
BRIAN ON MOVE-SSTOPS HARRIS POSTS-PKG
BRIAN ON MOVE-PLAS-BNR HARRIS POSTS-ONCAM
DAN HUGHES DRILLING-trxVO ROCKET ATTACK ON TAPE-trxVOTOPS
TAMPA SHOOTING UPDATE-trxVO TEEN SHARK ATTACK-OC-SOTVO-WIPE
FAKE COP ARREST-SS TEEN SHARK ATTACK-SOTVO
CONDO FIRE-VOWIPE ITEMS TO BUY-SS
CONDO FIRE-SOTVO SENIORS LOOK-SS
TX KILLINGS-PLASMA HEALTH MATTERS-ONCAM
TX KILLINGS-PKG HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
JAPAN QUAKE SUPERMOON THIS WEEKEND-VO
GIRL GETS EYE-OC-NATVO-WIPE VALET CRASHES LAMBO-trxVOTOPS
GIRL GETS EYE-SOTVO TEASE FIVE-2SHOT
TEASE ONE-2SHOT A) GOOGLE MIND-VO-WIPE
A) LEE JOBS-VO B) SNAKE ENGINE-VOTOPS
BREAK ONE C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
BIG BOARD-trxSAT-LIVE-TOPS BREAK FIVE
FMPD VS ROBBER-SS-OC FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
LEE JOBS-VO-WIPE FORECAST-WXWALL
LEE JOBS-SOTVO TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC
TEASE TWO-TRX TOPS TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
A) SCIALDO-VOTOPS GOOGLE MIND-O ANIBOX
BREAK TWO GOOGLE MIND-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP MARIJUANA FIRING-VO-WIPE
FORECAST-WXWALL MARIJUANA FIRING-SOTVO
TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC SNAKE ENGINE-VO-WIPE
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP SNAKE ENGINE-SOTVO
SCIALDO-VO-WIPE DISRUPTIVE PASSENGER-VO
SCIALDO-SOTVO SELF SERVE BEER-VO
CDC LATEST-ONCAM AMAZON DRONE-VO
CDC LATEST-PKG ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP
DAS CONTROVERSY-VO-WIPE A) CAPE TEENS ARRESTED-NWSRM, SS
DAS CONTROVERSY-SOTVO B) VICTORIA WILCHER-VO
DISNEY ACCIDENT-ONCAM BREAK SIX
I75 CORKSCREW CRASH-VO 12 YR OLD CHASE-TC VIDBOX
TEASE THREE-TRX TOPS 12 YR OLD CHASE-PKG
A) BOWE LATEST-VOTOPS ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP
BREAK THREE 5PM PREVIEW-2SHOT
BOWE LATEST-TC VIDBOX END TIME-CREDITS
BOWE LATEST-PKG  


DIRECTOR'S PAGE


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WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WX-WX ANI BOX


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HEADLINES-TC VIDBOX


A SPORTS STUNNER.

LEBRON JAMES, WHO HELPED BRING TWO N-B-A CHAMPIONSHIPS TO MIAMI, DECIDES TO TAKE HIS TALENT, AND SAIL AWAY FROM SOUTH BEACH.

NEW REACTION, THIS AFTERNOON

A TERRIFYING SCENE.

FLAMES TEAR THROUGH FOUR CONDO UNITS.

PEOPLE INSIDE ASLEEP - HAD ONLY SECONDS TO GET OUT.

AND A STORY, WE'VE BEEN CLOSELY FOLLOWING - A YOUNG MISSISSIPPI GIRL INJURED IN A DOG ATTACK, GETS A NEW PROSTHETIC RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


B) LEBRON LEAVING-vo


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4PM OPEN-CLIP


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LEBRON REAX-OC-(2)SOT-ANIBOX


IT'S WHAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT THIS AFTERNOON. A STUNNER IN THE SPORTS WORLD THAT HAS A LOT OF FOLKS REACTING.

BASKETBALL PLAYER LEBRON JAMES IS BOLTING FROM MIAMI AND GOING BACK TO CLEVELAND.

i am so happy now that lebron is home its about time 4 years in the making

it's a TALE OF TWO CITIES AND TWO TYPES OF FANS. AS ONE OF THE BEST ATHLETES OF OUR TIME DECIDES TO HEAD HOME.

NBC2 SPORTS DIRECTOR BRIAN COLLERAN IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH LEBRON'S LATEST DECISION. Return to index of stories...


A) CLEVELAND REAX-vo


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B) MIAMI REAX-vo


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BRIAN ON MOVE-PLASMA


NO HOUR-LONG T-V SPECIAL THIS TIME AROUND. LEBRON.IN HIS OWN WORDS TO SPORTS ILLUSTRATED WRITER LEE JENKINS.SAYS WHEN IT CAME DOWN TO A CHOICE OF THE MIAMI HEAT OR CLEVELAND CAVALIERS.LEBRON CHOSE TO RETURN HOME TO NORTHEAST OHIO. Return to index of stories...


BRIAN ON MOVE-VOTOPS-CG


LEBRON EXPLAINED IN THIS ESSAY THAT HE DIDN'T REALIZE HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH NORTHEAST OHIO IS BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL.

HE GREW UP IN AKRON.GOT DRAFTED OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND SPENT HIS FIRST 7 SEASONS IN THE NBA WITH THE CAVALIERS.UNTIL MAKING THAT 2010 DECISION TO JOIN THE HEAT.

AFTER 2 NBA TITLES IN 4 FINALS APPEARANCES.HE BELIEVES CLEVELAND NOW DESERVES TO HAVE THAT FEELING OF WINNING A TITLE.

IN CHOOSING THE CAVALIERS AND THEIR YOUNG TEAM.LEBRON SAID.

I'm not promising a championship. I know how hard that is to deliver. We're not ready right now

. No way. Of course, I want to win next year, but I'm realistic. Return to index of stories...


BRIAN ON MOVE-SSTOPS


MIAMI HEAT OWNER MICKY ARISON.KEPT IT CLASSY.TWEETING.

I am shocked & disappointed in today's news. However I will never forget what Lebron brought us for 4 years. Thanks for memories King James Return to index of stories...


BRIAN ON MOVE-PLAS-BNR


YOU CAN READ LEBRON'S ENTIRE ESSAY.

GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

CLICK ON THE ARTICLE.

THERE IS A LINK TO THE ESSAY.

THE HEAT.NOW HAVE TO RE-SIGN DWYANE WADE AND OR CHRIS BOSH AS NOW ALL THE BIG NAME FREE AGENTS IN THE NBA WILL START PICKING THERE TEAMS. Return to index of stories...


DAN HUGHES DRILLING-trxVO


BREAKING NEWS OPEN

BREAKING NEWS AT FOUR.

THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY HAS DECIDED NOT TO DRILL ANY NEW OIL WELLS.

THE DECISION COMES AMID CRITICISM BY COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AFTER THE COMPANY WAS ACCUSED OF PRACTICES SIMILAR TO FRACKING - A CONTROVERSIAL METHOD.

THEY WANTED TO DRILL AT A SITE SOUTH OF LAKE TRAFFORD.

BUT THE COMPANY SAYS IT WILL PROCEED WITH DRILLING AT THE RECENTLY COMPLETED Hogan well. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA SHOOTING UPDATE-trxVO


BREAKING NEWS OPEN

BREAKING NEWS FIRST AT FOUR.

THE FORMER TAMPA POLICE OFFICER ACCUSED OF MURDERING A MAN INSIDE A MOVIE THEATER IS NOW ALLOWED TO POST 150 THOUSAND DOLLARS BAIL.

THE DECISION BY A JUDGE TODAY COMES AS A STATE APPELLATE COURT SAID CURTIS REEVES JUNIOR, SHOULD HAVE BEEN RELEASED ON BOND, OR TOLD WHY HE WAS NOT.

REEVES WAS ARRESTED AFTER INVESTIGATORS SAY HE SHOT A MAN DURING A FIGHT BECAUSE THE VICTIM WAS TEXTING.

REEVES HAS BEEN HELD IN JAIL SINCE HIS ARREST IN JANUARY. Return to index of stories...


FAKE COP ARREST-SS


BRAND NEW AT FOUR.

CAPE CORAL POLICE SAY TWO TEENAGERS USED A SMART PHONE TO MAKE A FAKE TRAFFIC STOP.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY USED NOTHING MORE THAN AN APP AND A YOUTUBE VIDEO TO PULL OVER AN UNSUSPECTING DRIVER.

IT HAPPENED NEAR CHIQUITA BOULEVARD AND TROPICANA.

POLICE SAY 17 YEAR OLD ANGEL TORRES AND CHRISTIAN ITURBE FLASHED THE HEADLIGHTS OF A CAR AND USED A FLASHING LIGHT VIDEO FOUND ON YOUTUBE TO PULL OVER A DRIVER.

THE DRIVER THEN CALLED POLICE.

THE TWO ARE NOW FACING CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


CONDO FIRE-VOWIPE


AN EARLY MORNING FIRE DESTROYS A FORT MYERS CONDO BUILDING. FORCING FOUR FAMILIES OUT OF THEIR HOMES. AND SENDING TWO PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 2:30 THIS MORNING AT THE PROVINCETOWN CONDOS NEAR SUMMERLIN AND COLLEGE PARKWAY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE HOMEOWNER LEFT A POT ON THE STOVE OVERNIGHT.

LUCKILY HE WAS AWAKE, SMELLED SMOKE AND THEN TRIED FIGHTING THE FIRE HIMSELF.

HE AND HIS NEIGHBOR ARE THE ONES WHO WENT TO THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


CONDO FIRE-SOTVO


:07 Michael Sloan, Neighbor "Thank god the gentleman next door was awake because if he would have fallen asleep, things could be very different here this morning."

NBC-2 HAS LEARNED THERE WERE NO BATTERIES IN THE SMOKE ALARM WHERE THE FIRE BROKE OUT.

THE OTHER CONDOS IN THE BUILDING ARE UNLIVABLE AT THIS TIME.

AMERICAN RED CROSS PROVIDED THE FAMILIES SHELTER OVERNIGHT. Return to index of stories...


TX KILLINGS-PLASMA


NEW STUNNING DEVELOPMENTS TODAY IN THE CASE OF A MAN ACCUSED OF DRESSING LIKE A FED-EX WORKER TO EXECUTE HIS FAMILY.

RONALD HASKELL COLLAPSED IN COURT TODAY.

NBC'S CHRIS CLACKUM BRINGS US EVEN MORE DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


TX KILLINGS-PKG


DURING HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE FRIDAY.RONALD LEE HASKELL. FAINTED.

"Maybe reality is finally setting in / He's finally facing his consequences."

EVENTUALLY WHEELED OUT IN A CHAIR. HASKELL WAS APPOINTED A PUBLIC DEFENDER.

"The focus of my defense with Mr. Haskell is going to be on his mental condition."

INVESTIGATORS SAY HASKELL SHOT HIS EX-WIFE'S SISTER.HER HUSBAND AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN. EXECUTION STYLE ON WEDNESDAY EVENING.

ALL BUT CASSIDY, THE 15-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, DIED.

A BRIEF CHASE FOLLOWED AND ENDED IN A CUL-DE-SAC. WITH HASKELL SURRENDERING AFTER A THREE-HOUR STANDOFF.

. AFTER A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE THAT STARTED IN 2008. WITH A GUILTY PLEA IN UTAH FOR ASSAULTING HIS WIFE.

"He had been hurting her and she decided to leave at that time"

HASKELL'S WIFE FILED FOR DIVORCE A YEAR AGO.

THEN, JUST LAST WEEK IN CALIFORNIA. HASKELL'S 61-YEAR-OLD MOTHER FILED THIS RESTRAINING ORDER. SAYING HER SON HAD "DUCT-TAPED HER WRISTS" AND "CHOKED HER UNTIL SHE PASSED OUT". THEN. "HE TOLD ME HE WAS GOING TO KILL ME, MY FAMILY AND ANY OFFICER WHO STOPS HIM."

BUT NO OFFICER IN CALIFORNIA COULD FIND HASKELL.BEFORE HE HAD FLED TO TEXAS.

"He's armed and dangerous"

WHILE BACK IN HOUSTON, THE 15-YEAR-OLD SURVIVOR IS BEING HAILED AS A HERO. INCLUDING BY HER GRANDFATHER WHO WAS ALLEGDELY TO BE AMONG HASKELL'S NEXT VICTIMS HAD CASSIDY STAY NOT ALERTED POLICE.

CHRIS CLACKUM REPORTING. Return to index of stories...


JAPAN QUAKE


BREAKING NEWS AT FOUR.

A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS ISSUED AFTER A STRONG EARTHQUAKE ROCKS NORTHERN JAPAN.

WE'RE LEARNING THE SIX POINT EIGHT MAGNITUDE TREMOR HIT NEAR THE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT CRIPPLED IN THE 2011 QUAKE THAT KILLED 19 THOUSAND PEOPLE.

CREWS ARE CHECKING THE FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IF THERE IS ANY DAMAGE FROM THE QUAKE. Return to index of stories...


GIRL GETS EYE-OC-NATVO-WIPE


A LITTLE GIRL WHO CAPTURED OUR HEARTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA AFTER A DOG ATTACK HAS A NEW PROSTHETIC EYE.

nats of girl

THAT'S VICTORIA WILCHER IN NAPLES TODAY.

SHE'S CLEARLY EXCITED AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL PROCEDURE.

PROSTHETIC EYE SPECIALIST RAYMOND PETERS SAYS HE SPENT A WEEK FITTING VICTORIA FOR HER PROSTHESIS.

HE ALSO MADE TWO LARGER ONES FOR HER AS SHE GROWS IN THE COMING MONTHS.

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GIRL GETS EYE-SOTVO


Raymond Peters, Center for Custom Prosthetics

04:35-:41

It just gives me so much gratification because I have children of my own, and I don't like to see children hurt.

BUTT TO

04:52-:01

Here's a youngster that needs expertise and do it for them, and if it helps them it's a gratification you just can't get everyday.

WE FIRST FOUND OUT ABOUT VICTORIA WHEN HER MISSISSIPPI FAMILY CLAIMED THE 3 YEAR OLD WAS KICKED OUT OF A KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN RESTAURANT BECAUSE OF HER SCARS.

NO EVIDENCE HAS SUPPORTED THEIR CLAIMS.

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TEASE ONE-2SHOT


NOW HIRING.

it's a PHRASE THAT SHOULD GET YOUR ATTENTION.

NEXT AT FOUR NBC2 EXPOSES WHICH INDUSTRIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE BEGGING FOR WORKERS. Return to index of stories...


A) LEE JOBS-VO


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BREAK ONE


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BIG BOARD-trxSAT-LIVE-TOPS


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FMPD VS ROBBER-SS-OC


A ROBBER PICKED THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME.

AN OFF DUTY FORT MYERS POLICE OFFICER MANAGED TO STOP A ROBBERY AT A GAS STATION.

SAMUEL SHAW IS NOW FACING CHARGES.

POLICE SAY HE TRIED TO ROB A RACE TRAC ON CLEVELAND AVENUE EARLY THIS MORNING.

POLICE SAY OFFICER NICK URSITTI WAS OUTSIDE THE STORE AND TACKLED THE SUSPECT, WHO HAD TRIED TO GET AWAY WITH 70 DOLLARS.

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LEE JOBS-VO-WIPE


THOUSANDS OF JOBS ARE LEFT UNFILLED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NBC 2 HAS LEARNED THIS IS A GROWING TREND ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

EXPERTS AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WORKS SAY EMPLOYERS ARE NOW BEING PICKY.

THEY SAY MANY APPLICANTS ARE NOT CERTIFIED IN A CERTAIN BACKGROUND OR THEY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH EXPERIENCE.

SO MANAGERS ARE LEAVING THE JOBS OPEN FOR THE RIGHT PERSON. Return to index of stories...


LEE JOBS-SOTVO


13:48:30-13:48:41

William Oleksinski/ business manager

"I think it's just the general consensus. If you want to build a

quality organization and if you want to have a good company that's going to take care of your customers, you'll always need good people. That's just the basics of business."

CAREER EXPERTS SAY THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IS SEEING THE BIGGEST GROWTH IN HIRING.

BUT THEY TOO ARE HITTING A BRICK WALL WITH FINDING QUALIFIED APPLICANTS TO FILL SOME POSITIONS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-TRX TOPS


THANKING HIS SERVICE AND HONORING HIS SACRIFICE.

TODAY A NAPLES SOLDIER KILLED, WHILE SERVING HIS COUNTRY GOT A RARE HONOR HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE'LL BRING YOU THE MOVING TRIBUTE. Return to index of stories...


A) SCIALDO-VOTOPS


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BREAK TWO


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

STORM CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

Scattered showers and storms again developed on Friday, but the coverage was lower courtesy of some Saharan dust working through the area. What storms are left will diminish this evening, as temps fall into the 70s. Expect a quiet overnight, with lows in the mid 70s.

Rain and storm chances continue heading into the weekend. We'll see plenty of morning sunshine across the area, with scattered showers and storms developing in the PM hours.

The Saharan dust will be making its exit on Saturday, so coverage of storms may again be lower than usual. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

The threat for storms will continue into Sunday. Once again, expect a dry morning with partly cloudy skies and showers and storms popping up in the PM hours. Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s.

The typical July weather pattern looks to continue into next week. Monday & Tuesday will also feature PM showers and storms across the area, with highs in the low 90s.

There are some indications that by midweek some dry air may work into Southwest Florida. This would lower the rain and storm chances from Wednesday thru Friday, but likely not eliminate the threat. Temps will hold in the low 90s.

Tropical Update

It is very quiet in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and the open waters of the Atlantic as we head into the weekend. With Saharan dust in the area, it will be difficult for any tropical disturbances to develop.

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TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC


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TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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SCIALDO-VO-WIPE


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS GEARING UP TO HONOR A NAPLES MAN WHO GAVE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.

TOMORROW, THE ARMY RESERVE CENTER IN CAPE CORAL IS BEING NAMED IN MEMORY OF STAFF SGT. MARC ANTHONY SCIALDO , WHO WAS KILLED IN MARCH OF 2013 WHEN HIS HELICOPTER CRASHED IN AFGHANISTAN.

TONIGHT - THE SURVIVING MEMBERS OF THE SCIALDO FAMILY ARE GATHERING IN NAPLES - PREPARING FOR THE CEREMONY TOGETHER.

MARC SCIALDO'S SISTERS SAY, THAT UNDERNEATH THE UNIFORM, THE MILITARY VETERAN WAS A PERSON WHO LOVED HIS FAMILY, HIS TRUCK AND HIS COUNTRY.

THEY'RE BRACING FOR AN EMOTIONAL DAY. Return to index of stories...


SCIALDO-SOTVO


Claudine Ehlers/ Marc Scialdo's Sister: I suspect we're going to have some more tears. These things always bring about a lot of emotion more thank the daily trial, but it's going to be amazing 14

THE RENAMING CEREMONY TAKES PLACE TOMORROW AT 10 A-M.

IT'S HAPPENING AT THE U.S. ARMY RESERVE CENTER IN CAPE CORAL.

MARC SCIALDO'S WHOLE FAMILY PLANS TO BE THERE. Return to index of stories...


CDC LATEST-ONCAM


THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION HAS ISSUED A SHIPPING MORATORIUM ON ALL SAMPLES OF BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS FROM SOME OF ITS HIGHEST SECURITY LEVEL LABS. UNTIL AN INTENSE SAFETY REVIEW IS CONDUCTED.

THIS COMES AFTER WHAT THE C-D-C DIRECTOR CALLS "TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR" IN SOME LABORATORIES.

ERIKA EDWARDS EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


CDC LATEST-PKG


AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION AT THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION HAS REVEALED SEVERAL SERIOUS ERRORS AT C-D-C LABS. HISTORICALLY CONSIDERED WORLD-CLASS IN THEIR SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

"I'm disappointed by what happened and frankly, I'm angry about it."

DURING A PRESS BRIEFING FRIDAY, C-D-C DIRECTOR TOM FRIEDEN ADDRESSED RECENT INCIDENTS - STARTING WITH THE ANTHRAX SCARE THAT POTENTIALLY EXPOSED AT LEAST 80 C-D-C WORKERS.

"The scientists failed to follow a scientifically derived and reviewed protocol that would have assured that anthrax was inactivated and that the material was confirmed to be sterile before it ever left the lab. That should have happened and it didn't."

NONE OF THE WORKERS HAS FALLEN ILL, BUT THAT LAB IS NOW CLOSED. IN A SEPARATE INCIDENT, WORKERS ACCIDENTALLY SENT A SAMPLE OF HIGHLY INFECTIOUS BIRD FLU TO AN OUTSIDE LAB.

THIS WEEK ANOTHER GOVERNMENT HEALTH AGENCY DISCOVERED DECADES-OLD VIALS OF WHAT WE NOW KNOW ARE VIABLE FORMS OF SMALLPOX.

THESE ERRORS -- COUPLED WITH MISTAKES IN 2006 INVOLVING LIVE ANTHRAX AND BOTULISM -- LEAD TO ONE KEY QUESTION.

"How could this have happened at the CDC that all these agents were released in the last decade?!?"

"I ask the same question."

DR. FRIEDEN IS LIKELY TO FACE THAT QUESTION AGAIN NEXT WEEK. HE'S SCHEDULED TO DISCUSS THE LATEST ANTHRAX SCARE IN FRONT OF A CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE.

ERIKA EDWARDS, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


DAS CONTROVERSY-VO-WIPE


MORE CONTROVERSY AT LEE COUNTY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES.

THIS WEEK ITS DIRECTOR AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR WERE FIRED.

BOTH HAD RECENTLY SENT COMPLAINT LETTERS TO LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.

TODAY COMMISSIONER CECIL PENDERGRASS SENT OUT A LETTER OF HIS OWN.

HIS LETTER IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ABOUT ANY ANIMAL ABUSE OR HOARDING CASES IN LEE COUNTY.

HE TELLS NBC 2. HE WILL RELEASE THE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE CASES EVEN IF THE COUNTY MANAGER DOESN'T WANT TO.

THE ONLY TIME HE *WILL WITHHOLD SOMETHING. IS IF IT COULD EFFECT AN INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


DAS CONTROVERSY-SOTVO


Commissioner Pendergrass, Lee County

20:16:14 "Just make sure that there's no perception that things are not being put out, I want to make sure everybody understands that from my office and district 2 that I will be happy to provide that information." 20:16:22

DEJARLAIS SAID IN A STATEMENT TO NBC 2 TODAY. THAT PENDERGRASS HAS EVERY RIGHT TO DO THIS. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY ACCIDENT-ONCAM


INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW LOOKING INTO AN ACCIDENT AT WALT DISNEY WORLD'S MAGIC KING. AFTER A MAN LOST TWO FINGERTIPS WHILE RIDING ON THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN RIDE.

IT HAPPENED THURSDAY.

DISNEY OFFICIALS STOPPED THE RIDE AND CHECKED IT OUT.

THE RIDE WAS CONFIRMED SAFE AND REOPENED LATER THAT DAY. Return to index of stories...


I75 CORKSCREW CRASH-VO


2 PEOPLE ARE RECEIVING TREATMENT AT THE HOSPITAL AFTER STATE TROOPERS SAY A FIGHT BETWEEN A DRIVER AND PASSENGER LEAD TO A BAD CRASH ON I-75 TODAY.

F-DOT CAMERAS SHOW EMERGENCY CREWS RESPONDING TO THE CRASH -- JUST SOUTH OF THE CORKSCREW ROAD EXIT.

STATE TROOPERS SAY A 17-YEAR OLD GIRL DECIDED TO GRAB THE WHEEL FROM THE 20-YEAR OLD DRIVER -- CAUSING THE CAR TO ROLLOVER.

THE PASSENGER WAS THROWN FROM THE CAR. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRX TOPS


IS IT TERRORIST PROPAGANDA. OR A GLIMPSE IN TO BOWE BERGDAHL'S STATE OF MIND?

NEXT AT FOUR. THE NEW TWITTER PHOTO THAT HAS MANY IN AMERICA OUTRAGED. Return to index of stories...


A) BOWE LATEST-VOTOPS


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BREAK THREE


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BOWE LATEST-TC VIDBOX


A NEW PHOTO IS CREATING BIG CONTROVERSY TODAY.

RECENTLY-FREED ARMY SOLDIER BOWE BERGDAHL IS SEEN POSING WITH A SMILE NEXT TO A MEMBER OF THE TALIBAN.

THE MILITARY CALLS IT PROPAGANDA.

BUT AS PETER ALEXANDER SHOWS US OTHERS AREN'T SO SURE. Return to index of stories...


BOWE LATEST-PKG


"A few more weeks" -- that's how much longer U-S military officials say Bowe Bergdahl may still have ahead of him here at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.

The Army says the former POW has been easing his way back into the public -- allowed to go, with supervision, to restaurants, shopping centers and a library.

But again this week, Bergdahl's FIVE years in captivity is raising new questions: this photo posted to a Twitter account associated with the Taliban and al-Qaeda, appears to show Bergdahl smiling alongside a former leader of the Haqqani terrorist network.

Pentagon officials tried to downplay the photo's significance, telling NBC's Jim Miklasewski it's "100 percent propaganda."

5827 we certainly have to understand that this photo was when bergdahl was under duress, so we have to take it from that perspective.:10

As Bergdahl -- who's now 28 -- prepares to leave military care, experts warn that his new freedom will be both liberating AND scary.

"He is going to be exposed to an intense burst of media publicity and a lot of it will not be positive."

From the controversy surrounding his capture -- disappearing from his Afghanistan post in 2009 -- to the circumstances of his release in exchange for FIVE Taliban militants from Guantanamo Bay.

Bergdahl, officials say, has been receiving some training on interaction with the media, but he won't be assigned an escort when he's on-leave or off-duty. At that point, according to one Pentagon official: "He's on his own."

"The way he is welcomed back will be a critical factor in how he does not just short term, but long term." Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2SHOT


KIDS LEFT TO DIE INSIDE HOT CARS.

A POLICE OFFICER CONDUCTED HIS OWN EXPERIENCE TO SEE WHAT'S IT'S LIKE INSIDE.

Obviously I'm getting flushed. This is just 10 minutes in.

NEXT AT FOUR WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW HE SUFFERED AFTER JUST 30 MINUTES INSIDE.

AND IT LOOKS LIKE A VIDEO GAME BUT UNFORTUNATELY FOR THIS CAR OWNER THIS WILD VIDEO WAS ALL TO REAL. Return to index of stories...


A) HOT CAR TEST-SOTVO-WIPE


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B) VALET CRASHES LAMBO-VOTOPS


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BREAK FOUR


Break Four hits at 04:26:57 Return to index of stories...


SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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BORDER KIDS-PLASMA


TODAY HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF JEH JOHNSON IS CHECKING ON IMMIGRANT FACILITIES IN NEW MEXICO AND TEXAS.

BUT POLITICIANS IN WASHINGTON CONTINUE TO WRANGLE OVER HOW MUCH TO SPEND TO DEAL WITH THE INFLUX OF UNDOCUMENTED CHILDREN POURING OVER THE SOUTHERN BORDER.

STEVE HANDLESMAN REPORTS AT FOUR. Return to index of stories...


BORDER KIDS-PKG


ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. THE U-S MEXICO BORDER. AS THE POLITICIANS DISAGREE OVER WHAT TO DO,

MORE CHILDREN AND PARENTS ARE CROSSING INTO THE U-S FROM GUATEMALA, EL SALVADOR AND HONDURAS.

TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. SENT TO DETENTION AND THE SPECIAL, OFTEN LENGTHY, HEARING PROCESS

THAT CENTRAL AMERICANS ARE ENTITLED TO UNDER A 2008 LAW. MANY NEVER SHOW UP AND STAY IN THE U-S.

REPUBLICANS LIKE JOHN MCCAIN TODAY DEMAND THE LAW BE REPEALED

AND THE KIDS SENT HOME.TO SEND A MESSAGE.

Sot: Sen. John McCain :31-:49

"the only way that this is gonna stop is if planeloads of children arrive back in the countries in central american that they came from and their parents see the 3-4-5-6-7 thousand dollars that they've paid to the human traffickers is wasted"

HISPANIC DEMOCRATS REJECT THAT, PASSIONATELY.

THEY SAY INDIVIDUAL HEARINGS ENSURE THAT CHILDREN IN DANGER BACK HOME CAN STAY IN THE U-S.

KIDS. THEY SAY. WHO LOOK LIKE THEIR KIDS

Sot: Rep. Luis Gutierrez, 1:02-1:11

"Stop!! Stop trying to use the children and exploit a humanitarian crisis for political gain"

OBAMA HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON IS WARNING: HIS DEPARTMENT WILL BURN THROUGH ITS BUDGET WITHOUT THE NEARLY 4 BILLION EMERGENCY SPENDING.

THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA'S REQUESTING.

TOO MUCH, SAY SOME IN CONGRESS, AND THE REQUEST IS HUNG UP

OVER THE ISSUE OF GIVING EVERY ONE OF THE TENS OF THOUSAND COMING ILLEGALLY THE RIGHT TO A FULL HEARING.

Audio outcue: In Washington, Steve Handelsman, NBC News.

UPSET BY THE GRIDLOCK, 3 BILLIONAIRES WHO BACK IMMIGRATION REFORM: CONSERVATIVE SHELDON ADELSON. OBAMA SUPPORTER WARREN BUFFETT AND MICROSOFT'S BILL GATES TODAY CHARGED THAT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS GET MORE PRIDE FROM BEATING THEIR OPPONENTS THAN FROM ADVANCING AMERICA'S INTEREST

I'M STEVE HANDELSMAN, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON Return to index of stories...


BORDER PATROLS-VOTOPS


NBC2 WANTED TO SHOW YOU WHAT ITS REALLY LIKE TO PATROL THE BORDER ALONG THE RIO GRANDE RIVER.

IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR A REPORTER TO FIND A PATH USED BY UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS TO CROSS THE RIVER.

A MAN IN THE HEAVY BRUSH EVEN APPEARS TO HIDE FROM THE BOAT.

EVENTUALLY THE CAMERA CREW CAUGHT BORDER PATROL OFFICERS TAKING THE SUSPECTED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS INTO CUSTODY. Return to index of stories...


CHRYSLER RECALL-SS-WIPE


NEW AT FOUR.

CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 651 THOUSAND JEEP AND DODGE SUVS IN THE U.S. BECAUSE VANITY MIRROR LIGHTS CAN SHORT CIRCUIT AND START A FIRE.

THE RECALL IS FOR CERTAIN 2011 TO 2014 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE AND DODGE DURANGO MODELS.

CHRYSLER SAYS IT HAS SEEN THE PROBLEM ONLY IN LIGHTED SUN VISOR MIRRORS THAT HAVE BEEN REPAIRED.

THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INJURED. Return to index of stories...


FORD FIRES-SSTOPS


THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION IS INVESTIGATING STEERING PROBLEMS IN ABOUT 500 THOUSAND FORD CARS.

THE INVESTIGATION COVERS 2004 TO 2007 CROWN VICTORIA, GRAND MARQUIS AND MARAUDER MODELS.

A HEAT SHIELD IN THE CAR CAN RUST, DISLODGE AND CAUSE THE STEERING SHAFT TO JAM.

SO FAR NO RECALLS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR TEST-OC-SOT-OC


DISTURBED BY RECENT EVENTS WITH CHILDREN BEING LEFT IN HOT CARS. A POLICE OFFICER IN TEXAS DECIDED TO VIDEOTAPE A DEMONSTRATION OF HIS OWN.

HE SPENT 30 MINUTES IN HIS PATROL CAR. WITH THE ENGINE OFF AND THE DASH CAM ROLLING. TO SHOW JUST HOW QUICKLY THE TEMPERATURE INSIDE A VEHICLE RISES TO A DANGEROUS LEVEL.

S/ Cpl. Jessie Peterson / Highland Village, TX Police Dept.:34

"I'm feeling, still ok. A little bit of sweat is starting to build.

Obviously I'm getting flushed. This is just 10 minutes in.

This is where I can tell that my breathing is a little harder to do.

I. um. My arms are sweating. It's very very hot.

Labored breathing. So, yea. No joke.

My body's telling me to get out. I've been having to uh, hold off from leaving the car."

AFTERWARDS HE TELLS REPORTERS WHAT HE EXPERIENCED INSIDE THAT HOT CAR. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR TEST-SOT-OC


"I didn't expect it to be so bad because I'm getting in and out of my car all the time whenever it's hot. But right around the 15 minute mark it started hitting me. I thought I was doing pretty good 5, maybe 10 starting feeling a little bit. But when 15 minutes hit, as an adult, it started to effect me pretty bad."

SO FAR THIS YEAR THERE'S BEEN AT LEAST 16 CHILDREN WHO HAVE DIED INSIDE HOT CARS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


HARRIS POSTS-ONCAM


WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE ONLINE ACTIVITIES OF JUSTIN HARRIS, THE GEORGIA MAN ACCUSED OF LEAVING HIS 22-MONTH-OLD SON TO DIE IN A HOT CAR.

HARRIS HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO MURDER AND CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES IN THE CASE.

NOW HIS WIFE HAS HIRED A LAWYER.

AS VICTOR BLACKWELL REPORTS, INVESTIGATORS HAVE FOUND MORE INTERNET POSTS. Return to index of stories...


HARRIS POSTS-PKG


WHAT ARE BELIEVED TO BE THE WORDSOF JUSTIN ROSS HARRIS. WRITTEN ONE YEAR AGO ONLINE. ARE NOW TAKING ON NEW RELEVANCE, AS HARRIS IS CHARGED WITH KILLING HIS SON.

"Killing a person is selfish and malicious with the intent of only satisfying you're own personal agenda."

THEY'RE ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA SITE, REDDIT. WHERE COBB COUNTY DETECTIVES SAY HARRIS READ SUSPICIOUS TOPIC PAGES, ALSO KNOWN AS SUBREDDITS.

"He visited several sites, these subreddits. people who die."

"He went to a subreddit called child-free."

"He also did a search - how to survive prison."

HUNDREDS OF COMMENTS, SPANNING THREE YEARS. UNDER THE SCREEN NAME ROSCOE U-A. THE MOST RECENT POSTED JUST HOURS BEFORE HARRIS' ARREST.

ROSCOE U-A OFFERED A REDDIT USER ADVICE ON HOW TO AVOID ARREST, IN THE CONTEXT OF DUI.

THE POST MARKED THREE MONTHS AGO, READS. "REFUSE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. AND ASK IF YOU ARE BEING DETAINED. IF NOT, LEAVE."

HE GOES ON "EVERYTHING A POLICE OFFICER DOES DURING A POSSIBLE DUI TRAFFIC STOP MEANS HE IS TRYING TO BUILD EVIDENCE AGAINST YOU. YOU SHOULD EVERYTHING IN YOUR POWER TO PREVENT THIS."

THERE ARE POSTS ABOUT GRATITUDE. ONE YEAR AGO, ABOUT A NEW LIFE IN GEORGIA.

"I AM NOW IN MY DREAM JOB, HAVE A BEAUTIFUL 6 MONTH OLD SON, AND LOVE GOING TO WORK EVERYDAY. I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER."

ALSO POSTS ABOUT DIFFICULTIES. LIKE THE SURPRISING CHALLENGE SUGGESTED DURING HARRIS' PROBABLE CAUSE HEARING. AND DEFENSE ATTORNEY MADDOX KILGORE WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY REVISIT DURING ANY TRIAL.

"Would you be surprised to know that Ross is completely deaf in his right ear? Did you know that? No, I did not know that."

ROSCOE-UA EXPLAINS. "I HAD A BOTTLE ROCKET EXPLODE IN MY EAR THAT WAS SHOT BY FRIEND. IT CAUSED ME TO HAVE VERTIGO/TERRIBLE BALANCE AND FACIAL PARALYSIS FOR LONG TIME, THANKFULLY AFTER TWO SURGERIES I HAVE NO OUTWARD ISSUES, I'M JUST DEAF IN MY RIGHT EAR.

POTENTIAL EVIDENCE INVESTIGATORS ARE SCOURING. TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THIS FATHER CHARGED WITH KILLING HIS ONLY CHILD.

VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN ATLANTA. Return to index of stories...


HARRIS POSTS-ONCAM


HARRIS HAS BEEN FIRED FROM HIS JOB WITH HOME DEPOT. Return to index of stories...


ROCKET ATTACK ON TAPE-trxVOTOPS


TERRIFYING NEW VIDEO AS SECURITY CAMERAS CAPTURE A ROCKET SLAMMING INTO A GAS STATION IS ISRAEL.

YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE RUNNING AS FLAMES BEGIN TO BURN GAS PUMPS.

SEVERAL CARS WERE CHARRED.

THE ATTACK COMES AS ISRAEL IS CARRYING OUT AIR STRIKES AGAINST MILITANT PALESTINIAN GROUP HAMAS. Return to index of stories...


TEEN SHARK ATTACK-OC-SOTVO-WIPE


A CENTRAL FLORIDA TEEN IS NOW RELIVING THE MOMENT A SHARK CLAMPED DOWN ON HIS FOOT.

I started ripping my foot away from it and it wouldn't let go so I just had to rip it out of its mouth.

14-YEAR-OLD TRISTEN DURHAM WAS BITTEN BY THE SHARK WHILE HE WAS SURFING NEAR A NEW SMYRNA BEACH JETTY.

HE SAYS THE PREDATOR CAME OUT OF NOWHERE. Return to index of stories...


TEEN SHARK ATTACK-SOTVO


At first when I got bit it didn't hurt as bad I was all adrenaline so when I was paddling in I didn't even feel it just looked at my foot and I seen it and I felt really weird I didn't want to look at it again I was going to pass out.

THIS IS THE FIFTH SHARK BITE IN VOLUSIA COUNTY THIS YEAR.

ALL WERE REPORTED TO BE IN THE SAME AREA. AT A BEACH DUBBED THE SHARK BITE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. Return to index of stories...


ITEMS TO BUY-SS


LOOKING TO FIND SOME DISCOUNTED ITEMS IN JULY?

NBC2 FOUND THE TOP 5.

EXPERTS SAY SPRING AND SUMMER CLOTHING SALES ARE DISCOUNTED, RIGHT NOW.

ANOTHER ITEM - FURNITURE - TYPICALLY, NEW LINES DEBUT IN AUGUST - SO THEY NEED TO MAKE ROOM.

HOME DÉCOR - ANOTHER PLACE TO SAVE.

AS WE APPROACH BACK-TO-SCHOOL, DESKTOP AND LAPTOP BUNDLES BEGIN TO POP UP.

MANY RETAILERS WILL BUNDLE A COMPUTER WITH A PRINTER AND A SECURITY SYSTEM AND SLASH PRICES TO CREATE A BUNDLE.

FINALLY - KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR GRILLS AND GRILL ACCESSORIES - AFTER THE FOURTH, PRICES DROP THROUGH THE END OF AUGUST. Return to index of stories...


SENIORS LOOK-SS


A NEW SURVEY FINDS OLDER AMERICANS ARE ACTUALLY THE MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT THEIR APPEARANCE.

A NEW GALLUP POLL FOUND 66-PERCENT OF PEOPLE OLDER THAN 65 WERE SATISFIED WITH THE WAY THEY LOOK. WHILE ONLY 61-PERCENT OF YOUNG ADULTS SAID THEY FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEIR PHYSICAL APPEARANCE.

MIDDLE AGE SEEMS TO BE WHEN PEOPLE'S CONFIDENCE SINKS THE LOWEST. WITH ONLY 54-PERCENT REPORTING A POSITIVE SELF-IMAGE.

THE POLL ALSO FOUND WOMEN AND WHITES WERE LEAST LIKELY TO BE HAPPY WITH THEIR LOOKS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-ONCAM


FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH RECENTLY UNDERWENT A PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT.

THE PROCEDURE WENT WELL.

BUSH'S SPOKESMAN SAID HE WAS UP AND MOVING WITHIN HOURS.

IN TODAY'S HEALTH MATTERS. AMY OSHIER BREAKS DOWN THE NEW TAKE ON SURGERY. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


AGE IS ONE OF THE GREAT EQUALIZERS- ACROSS EVERY WALK OF LIFE, AS WE GET OLD IT IS NOT UNCOMMON FOR OUR JOINTS TO BREAK DOWN. ARTHRITIS IS BIGGEST CULPRIT.

DR. FLETCHER REYNOLDS/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

:22 The cartilage that lines the knee surface wears out. And the end result of that, when the bones are rubbing together, is implant surgery for the knee.

ONE OF THE MOST FREQUENTLY PERFORMED ORTHOPEDIC SURGERIES, IT INVOLVES RESURFACING-OR SMOOTHING THE DAMAGED BONE- THEN CAPPING THE ENDS TO REDUCE FRICTION. MAKING UP FOR THE LOST CARTILAGE.

DR. FLETCHER REYNOLDS/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

DEMO

:06 When all the cartilage in the knee starts wearing together, those are the people who would benefit from a total knee replacement.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

A smaller subset of patients can benefit from a smaller variation of this procedure. Called a partial or unicompartmental knee replacement, it offers joint relief while leaving much of the knee untouched. It is only suitable in people with limited arthritis.

DR. FLETCHER REYNOLDS/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

3:16 Patient selection is the most important thing. 2:19 If the arthritis is isolated to either the inside or the outside part of the knee then partial knee can be considered.

ONCE SURGERY IS COMPLETE, PATIENTS ARE LEFT WITH MORE NATURAL FEEL AND MOVEMENT.

DR. FLETCHER REYNOLDS/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

1:45 Some of the ligaments that we sacrifice with knee replacement surgery are retained as well as the other cartilage surfaces.

PERFORMED AS AN OUT-PATIENT PROCEDURE OR WITH A MINIMAL HOSPITAL STAY- THE PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT DELIVERS COMPLETE RESULTS. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


SUPERMOON THIS WEEKEND-VO


A SUPERMOON WILL GREET US TONIGHT.

NASA SAYS THIS SUMMER'S FULL MOONS WILL ALL BE "SUPERMOONS."

THE FIRST WILL BE VISIBLE TONIGHT AND TOMORROW NIGHT.

THE SCIENTIFIC TERM FOR THE PHENOMENON IS "PERIGEE MOON" --- IT MAKES THE MOON APPEAR LARGER AND BRIGHTER.

IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN AUGUST 10TH AND SEPTEMBER 9TH.

SCIENTISTS STRESS THAT SOMETIMES IT'S HARD TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SUPERMOON AND A REGULAR FULL MOON, AS CLOUDS AND HAZE CAN MASK A DIFFERENCE IN BRIGHTNESS. Return to index of stories...


VALET CRASHES LAMBO-trxVOTOPS


THIS IS MUST SEE VIDEO.

TAKE A LOOK.

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS CAPTURED THE MOMENT THAT A VALET CRASHED A GUEST'S LAMBORGHINI.

THE VALET LOST CONTROL OF THE SUPERCAR. HITTING A HOTEL WORKER. AND THEN CRASHING INTO A WALL.

ALL THIS HAPPENED AT A HOTEL IN INDIA.

THE NEARLY 300 THOUSAND DOLLAR CAR had MORE THAN 200 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2SHOT


ANOTHER SIGN THAT WE'RE LIVING IN A BRAVE NEW WORLD.

A COMPANY SAYS ITS APP CAN LET YOU CONTROL GOOGLE GLASS JUST BY THINKING ABOUT IT.

NEXT AT FOUR NBC2 SHOWS YOU HOW IT WORKS.

PLUS A SLITHERING SURPRISE GREETS ONE DRIVER.

THE MUST SEE STORY OF HOW A PYTHON MANAGED TO STOP SOMEONE'S COMMUTE. Return to index of stories...


A) GOOGLE MIND-VO-WIPE


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B) SNAKE ENGINE-VOTOPS


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C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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BREAK FIVE


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

STORM CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

Scattered showers and storms again developed on Friday, but the coverage was lower courtesy of some Saharan dust working through the area. What storms are left will diminish this evening, as temps fall into the 70s. Expect a quiet overnight, with lows in the mid 70s.

Rain and storm chances continue heading into the weekend. We'll see plenty of morning sunshine across the area, with scattered showers and storms developing in the PM hours.

The Saharan dust will be making its exit on Saturday, so coverage of storms may again be lower than usual. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

The threat for storms will continue into Sunday. Once again, expect a dry morning with partly cloudy skies and showers and storms popping up in the PM hours. Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s.

The typical July weather pattern looks to continue into next week. Monday & Tuesday will also feature PM showers and storms across the area, with highs in the low 90s.

There are some indications that by midweek some dry air may work into Southwest Florida. This would lower the rain and storm chances from Wednesday thru Friday, but likely not eliminate the threat. Temps will hold in the low 90s.

Tropical Update

It is very quiet in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and the open waters of the Atlantic as we head into the weekend. With Saharan dust in the area, it will be difficult for any tropical disturbances to develop.

No major activity is expected in the tropics over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC


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TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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GOOGLE MIND-O ANIBOX


IT MAY BE A BOLD NEW STEP INTO THE FUTURE.

DEVELOPERS AT A COMPANY CALLED "THIS PLACE". HAVE DEVELOPED A TELEKINETIC APP that's DESIGNED TO DO WHAT YOU THINK.

ERIN MCLAUGHLIN SHOWS US HOW IT WORKS WITH GOOGLE GLASS. Return to index of stories...


GOOGLE MIND-PKG


I'm taking a picture of a bowl of fruit. with my mind."

IT MAY SEEM LIKE SOMETHING OUT OF A SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE, BUT THIS IS REAL.

THANKS TO A NEW GOOGLE GLASS APP.

I CAN TAKE A PICTURE AND POST IT TO TWITTER OR FACEBOOK USING THE POWERS OF CONCENTRATION.

NO HANDS. NO VOICE INVOLVED.

"I'm feeling very cool right now."

"you're looking extra cool."

"extra cool"

THE APP REQUIRES A GOOGLE GLASS AND AN EEG MACHINE

"that is reading your levels of your brain waves and it is interpreting it as a level of concentration. we're then taking that output and using it to control the Google glass."

SO THE GOAL IS TO CONCENTRATE-- ON ANYTHING--

AND MOVE THE BAR ON THE GOOGLE GLASS VIEW FINDER TO THE TOP OF THE SCREEN TO TAKE A PICTURE.

THE MORE YOU CONCENTRATE. THE HIGHER THE BAR GOES.

"concentrate on anything that helps you concentrate. so think about times tables. think about driving."

"multiple I am multiplying five by three"

CONCENTRATING CAN BE TRICKY.

"this is pretty impressive that you're still on this screen. you're definitely maintaining a level of concentration."

"I think not talking helps. so I am just going to be doing time tables in my head."

"I did it!! That's so exciting."

CONCENTRATE AGAIN. AND THE PICTURE POSTS TO TWITTER.

"if this is the first experiment we have into thought-controlled navigation that would be really exciting. the idea that you no longer need to touch buttons on your phone. that you just think. is pretty cool."

THE DEVELOPERS AT HER HAVE MADE THE CODE AVAILABLE TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO TAKE A LOOK.

THE HOPE IS THAT OTHERS CAN BUILD ON THEIR TECHNOLOGY.

SO THAT ONE DAY WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO MAKE MORE THINGS HAPPEN.

SOLELY USING THE POWER OF THE MIND.

ERIN MCLAUGHLIN CNN LONDON Return to index of stories...


MARIJUANA FIRING-VO-WIPE


A MAN WHO WAS FIRED FOR BEING THE FIRST TO BUY RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN WASHINGTON, GETS HIS SECURITY JOB BACK AND AN APOLOGY.

MIKE BOYER CHEERED, PUMPED HIS FISTS IN THE AIR AND HIGH-FIVED OTHERS IN LINE - WHEN HE BOUGHT THE DRUG - BUT WHEN HIS BOSS WAS ALERTED THAT BOYER HAD BEEN ON THE NEWS BUYING MARIJUANA, HE WAS ORDERED TO TAKE A DRUG TEST.

BOYER DIDN'T TAKE IT, BECAUSE HE KNEW HE'D FAIL. AND HE WAS FIRED.

HE HOPES THE ATTENTION HE'S GOTTEN WILL HELP HIM LAND A JOB IN THE MARIJUANA GROWING BUSINESS. Return to index of stories...


MARIJUANA FIRING-SOTVO


I'd really like to find an 'in' on this marijuana industry. Give me a chance doing that. I think I could turn my professionalism, and customer service, and just general knowledge of that industry and I think I could be a good asset for that. I'd really like to jump into this industry now."

HIS EMPLOYER HAS SINCE REINSTATED HIM, SAYING THEY KNOW POT IS LEGAL AND SINCE BOYER WASN'T ON ASSIGNMENT AT THE TIME HE SMOKED MARIJUANA, THE FIRING WAS MISTAKE.

BOYER DID LOSE 2 OTHER JOBS BECAUSE OF THAT NEWS REPORT. Return to index of stories...


SNAKE ENGINE-VO-WIPE


IF YOU'RE AFRAID OF SNAKES THIS STORY MAY SEND A CHILL UP YOUR SPINE.

A WOMAN WAS TERRIFIED WHEN SHE FOUND OUT WHAT CAUSED HER CAR TO BREAK DOWN.

SHE FOUND A 20 POUND PYTHON INSIDE HER ENGINE COMPARTMENT.

ALL THIS HAPPENED WHILE SHE WAS DRIVING DOWN A STREET IN NEW MEXICO.

SHE CALLED POLICE AND AN OFFICER SHOWED UP AND GRABBED IT.

POLICE BELIEVE THE SNAKE IS SOMEONE'S PET AND IT MOST LIKELY CLIMBED INTO THE ENGINE TO GET WARM. Return to index of stories...


SNAKE ENGINE-SOTVO


It was easy for me to just to go in there, pick her up, hold onto her, let her feel the warmth of my hands and my body.

POLICE BELIEVE THE SNAKE IS SOMEONE'S PET AND IT MOST LIKELY CLIMBED INTO THE ENGINE TO GET WARM. Return to index of stories...


DISRUPTIVE PASSENGER-VO


A FLIGHT BOUND FOR DALLAS- FORT WORTH WAS DIVERTED LAST NIGHT DUE TO A DISRUPTIVE PASSENGER.

A PASSENGER ON THE PLANE TOOK A PHOTO OUT THE WINDOW OF A PERSON BEING LED IN HANDCUFFS TOWARD A PATROL CAR.

THE FLIGHT FROM NEWARK WAS DIVERTED TO SAINT LOUIS AFTER A PASSENGER BECAME UNCOOPERATIVE.

THE PERSON WAS LATER DETERMINED TO "NOT" POSE A THREAT. AND THEY WILL BE BOOKED ON A FUTURE FLIGHT TO D-F-W. Return to index of stories...


SELF SERVE BEER-VO


BEER FROM A VENDING MACHINE.

ITS NOW A REALITY IN MINNESOTA.

TARGET FIELD IS THE FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE BALL PARK TO HAVE A BEER VENDING MACHINE.

BUYERS SHOW PROOF OF THEIR AGE AT A CONCESSION STAND AND THEN CAN BUY A VENDING CARD.

BUYERS CAN THEN USE THAT CARD TO POUR THEMSELVES UP TO 48-OUNCES OF BEER EVERY 15 MINUTES.

JUST LIKE CONCESSION STANDS - THE VENDING MACHINES STOP SELLING BEER BY THE SEVENTH INNING. Return to index of stories...


AMAZON DRONE-VO


AMAZON IS SEEKING PERMISSION FROM THE GOVERNMENT TO EXPAND TESTING ON UNMANNED AIRCRAFT'S.

THE ONLINE RETAILER HAS ASKED THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TO CONDUCT OUTDOOR TESTS NEAR ITS SEATTLE HEADQUARTERS.

RIGHT NOW IT CAN ONLY EXPERIMENT WITH DRONES ON GOVERNMENT TESTING SITES.

AMAZON SAYS ITS PRIME AIR SERVICE WILL DELIVER PACKAGES IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS. Return to index of stories...


ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP


PAUSE FOR AHEAD AT 5:00 CLIP

HI EVERYONE -- I'M PETER BUSCH IN THE NEWSROOM.

TWO CAPE TEENS ARE ARRESTED -- ACCUSED OF IMPERSONATING POLICE OFFICERS.

TONIGHT -- WE HEAR FROM ONE OF THE BOY'S MOMS.

WHY SHE TELLS US -- THE TEENS SHOULDN'T BE PUNISHED.

AND SHE MADE NATIONAL HEADLINES WHEN HER FAMILY CLAIMED THEY WERE KICKED OUT OF A K-F-C -- BECAUSE OF HER SCARS.

NOW -- SHE HAS A NEW PROTESTIC EYE.

NEXT AT 5 -- WE'LL HEAR FROM THE NAPLES EYE SPECIALIST WHO STEPPED INTO HELP. Return to index of stories...


A) CAPE TEENS ARRESTED-NWSRM, SS


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B) VICTORIA WILCHER-VO


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BREAK SIX


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12 YR OLD CHASE-TC VIDBOX


A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY IS FACING SEVERAL CHARGES. AFTER POLICE SAY HE STOLE HIS GRANDFATHER'S S-U-V IN KENTUCKY.

PART OF THE CHASE IS CAPTURED ON DASHCAM VIDEO.

MEGAN MOORE HAS THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


12 YR OLD CHASE-PKG


STANTON POLICE GOT A CALL JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT ABOUT A RECKLESS DRIVER AT PINE CREEK APARTMENTS.

"There was this, they said some boy was out here spinning out and I seen the vehicle spin out. I didn't know who he was."

POLICE SAY A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY STOLE HIS GRANDPA'S CHEVY TAHOE.

"Powell County 911 where is your emergency?

"I'm going by the school, there's a 12-year-old driving a Tahoe, he stole it, he's driving recklessly and he's driving down the street without no lights on and everything."

POLICE CATCH UP AND ARE LED ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE THROUGH STANTON.

ONCE POLICE CONFIRMED THEY WERE DEALING WITH A JUVENILE THEY SAY THEY TERMINATED THE PURSUIT --

"I've backed way off of him here, he's still not slowing down we just crossed the county line."

BUT CONTINUED TO FOLLOW HIM ON 213 INTO MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

"He's actually turning right now onto Caulk Lake Rd. and just turned his headlights off."

AS HE TURNED AROUND TO COME BACK OUT POLICE SAY HE WENT OFF THE ROADWAY TO AVOID POLICE, FLIPPING SEVERAL TIMES INTO THIS CULVERT.

POLICE SAY HE SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES AND WAS TAKEN TO BREATHITT COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER. Return to index of stories...


ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP


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5PM PREVIEW-2SHOT


NBC2 JUST GOT AN EXCLUSIVE TOUR OF CONDOS BURNED IN A DANGEROUS OVERNIGHT FIRE THAT SENT TWO PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

KNOWING THE ONE THING THE HOMEOWNER DID WRONG COULD SAVE YOU FROM THE SAME DISASTER.

SCHOOL GRADES ARE IN -- AND NBC2 HAS LEARNED SEVERAL SCHOOLS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL HAVE TO ADD AN HOUR TO THEIR SCHEDULES NEXT YEAR.

WE'LL TELL YOU IF YOURS IS ONE -- NEXT AT 5. Return to index of stories...


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