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KEY LIST IPAD RASH-OC VO
HEADLINES--------------------- FL DAY CARE OFFERS WEBCAMS-OTS
HL1)-TRX VOTOPS EAGLE DRONE-OC SS
HL2)-TRX VOTOPS TEASE THREE-2SHOT
HL3)-TRX VOTOPS TZ3 A) WALT DISNEY MONRAIL MISHAP-VO-WIPE
FIRST WEATER-TRX TZ3 B) WX TZ-RADAR
TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX SSTOPS DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS
OPEN-CLIP OPEN 12:30-CLIP
HELLO-2SH FIRST WEATER-TRX
PINE MANOR SEX CRIME-2SH TS1)-VOTOPS
PINE MANOR SEX CRIME-TRX PKG TS2)-VOTOPS
NELSON FM MONDAY-OC VO TS3)-VOTOPS
OIL DRILLING OPEN-TRX SOTTOPS VO WALT DISNEY MONORAIL MISHAP-2SH-PUSH
DAN A HUGHES OUT-OC VO WALT DISNEY MONORAIL MISHAP-PKG
FM FIRES INVESTIGATION-OC SS VO WALT DISNEY MONORAIL MISHAP-OC
PRESCRIBED BURNS-OC GARRIGUS SENTENCED-OC SS
PRESCRIBED BURNS-PKG WARREN HAMILTON-TRX OC SS VO
PRESCRIBED BURNS-OC COLLIER DEPUTY INVOLVED CRASH-OC SS
PROCTOR SENTENCING-OC SS(2) VO FM MCDONALDS ROBBERY-TRX OC VO
NAPLES POLICE SHOOTING-OC SS(2) VO OC NIKE THEFTS ARREST-SSTOPS
NAPLES BANK ROBBERY-TRX SSTOPS VO FM POLICE SCAM WARNING-OTS
SANIBEL BOAT RESCUE-OC VO-WIPE ALGENOL HACKING CONCERNS-OC VO
SANIBEL BOAT RESCUE-SOTVO NEW BONITA SPRINGS CROSSWALK-OC VO
FL DEVELOPMENT ENDANGERED FOREST-OC SS NEW BONITA SPRINGS CROSSWALK-SOTVO
MCGREGOR TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX A-SIDE SSTOPS MAROKS HONERED-OC VO
GAS PRICES-CGTOPS SCIALDO DEDICATION-OC VO-WIPE
NAPLES NICU-OC VO-WIPE SCIALDO DEDICATION-SOTVO
NAPLES NICU-SOTVO COLLIER PYTHONS-PLASMA SS(2) BNR PLASMA
WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-OC SS TIGER SHARK CAMP-OC SS
MERCATO NEW STORES-OC VO MOVIES ON THE LAWN-TRX CGTOPS
HAMMOND MOURNING LEBRON-OC SS BNR MANGO MANIA-CGTOPS
GERMANY WINS WORLD CUP-OC VO TEASE FOUR-2SHOT
TEASE ONE-2SHOT TZ4 A) FL THEATER SHOOTING BAIL-VO-WIPE
TZ1 A) MYSTERIOUS ODOR-VO-WIPE TZ4 B) ORGANIC PRODUCE-VOTOPS
TZ1 B) BERGDAHL ACTIVE DUTY-VOTOPS WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
WEATHER-STC FL THEATER SHOOTING SUSPECT BAIL-TRX OC SS VO
IMMIGRATION CRISIS-TRX OC VO MISS FLORIDA CROWNED-OC VO
MALALA MEETS WITH NIGERIAN PRESIDENT-OC VO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
TX TEEN SPEAKS OUT-TRX OC SOTVO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
MYSTERIOUS ODOR-TRX VOTOPS TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX SSTOPS
BERGDAHL ACTIVE DUTY-OC VO CENSORING MOTHERHOOD-TRX OC SS
FINAL VA HEARING-OC VO SPOONS MEDICINE MISTAKES-OTS
MAJOR MORTGAGE SETTLEMENT-OC VO ALZHEIMERS TEST-OC VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP HITTING THE GYM AND GPAS-OC VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL ORGANIC PRODUCE-OC VO
SUMMER COLD-VOTOPS FAST FOOD STRESS-2SH
LEHIGH LIGHTNING-TRX VOTOPS FAST FOOD STRESS-PKG
ORGEON WILDFIRE-VOTOPS FAST FOOD STRESS-OC CG
FREDDIE SMOKE MARIJUANA ARREST-OC VO RESTAURANT WAIT TIMES-OC SS
TOP OF THE ROCK FIRE-OC VO SLIM JIM SALUTES-OC VO
TRACY MORGAN RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL-OC VO COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
BILL COSBY-OTS A) SIBERIAN HAIL-NATS TOPS VO
TEASE TWO-2SHOT B) GIRL WAKES UP FUNERAL-VOTOPS
TZ2 A) INSURANCE COMPANY DISCOUNT-VO-WIPE COSTA CONCORDIA-2SH VO
TZ2 B) IPAD RASH-VOTOPS TS1) PINE MANOR SITUATION-TRX VOTOPS
PORT CHARLOTTE DRIVING SIMULATOR-OC SS TS2) PRESCRIBED BURNS-VOTOPS
LEE COUNTY SAFE DRIVING-SSTOPS(2) TS3) BEN NELSON FM-VOTOPS
INSURANCE COMPANY DISCOUNTS-OC VO MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
MONEY TALKS FAMILY-VOTOPS CLOSE-3-SHOT
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HL1)-TRX VOTOPS


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HL2)-TRX VOTOPS


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FIRST WEATER-TRX


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.

Monday afternoon will starts with mainly clear skies and mild temperatures. A few northbound scattered showers may scrape our coastal communities, but coverage of this rain should be isolated.

We'll head into the low to mid 90s for highs this afternoon, with heat index values feeling about 5 degrees warmer than our temperatures.

Winds today will be from the south-southeast this morning, turning onshore by late morning toward midday. After starting with mainly clear skies, clouds will build through the midday and early afternoon.

Scattered showers and storms are expected through the afternoon hours. The I-75 and highway 41 corridors will be right in the path of the afternoon storms.

The overall weather pattern in Southwest Florida will change for the next few days. A cold front will move through into the southeastern United States Tuesday through Thursday. That will influence our weather by shifting the winds to become south and southwesterly.

With those onshore winds, we stand the chance for some rain or storms to move onshore in the morning hours, especially on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

TROPICAL UPDATE

There continues to be no tropical cyclones active in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. No tropical cyclone development is anticipated in the next three to five days. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX SSTOPS


AND A TRAFFIC ALERT FOR DRIVERS IN LEE COUNTY.

DEPUTIES TELL NBC-2 ALL LANES ARE BLOCKED ON CEMETERY ROAD. EAST OF BUCKINGHAM ROAD.

A LEE COUNTY D-O-T TRUCK ROLLED OVER.

HERE'S A PICTURE WE TOOK AT THE SCENE.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN LANES ARE CLEAR. Return to index of stories...


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HELLO-2SH


HELLO AND THANKS FOR WATCHING NBC-2 NEWS AT NOON.

I'M CHAD OLIVER.

AND I'M LISA SPOONER. Return to index of stories...


PINE MANOR SEX CRIME-2SH


RIGHT NOW A LEE COUNTY WOMAN IS SHAKEN UP AND TELLING HER STORY TO INVESTIGATORS.

NEIGHBORS SAY SHE ESCAPTED ASSAULT AFTER GETTING HIT BY A CROWBAR.

NBC-2'S CLIFTON FRENCH REPORTS FROM WHERE THIS HAPPENED ON NORTH PINE DRIVE. Return to index of stories...


PINE MANOR SEX CRIME-TRX PKG


BUT IT'S A VERY ACTIVE SCENE -- DEPUTIES, DETECTIVES AND CRIMESCENE TECHS HAVE BEEN DIGGING THROUGH THIS HOME ALL MORNING --

WHILE WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO GET VERY LITTLE INFORMATION FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE -- I DID TALK TO THE NEIGHBOR WHO HELPED THE VICTIM CALL 9-1-1 --

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HE TELLS ME THE VICTIM WAS HOME ALONE WHEN A MAN BROKE INTO THIS HOME THROUGH A WINDOW.

ARMED WITH A CROWBAR HE HIT HER IN THE FACE, DRUG HER TO THE BATHROOM AND ATTEMPTED TO SEXUALLY ASSAULT HER.

THE NEIGHBOR TELLS ME THE VICTIM WAS ABLE TO FIGHT HIM OFF, ESCAPED AND RAN NEXT DOOR FOR HELP.

SOT: TBD

WE ARE STILL TRYING TO CONFIRM ALL OF THE INFORMATION WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

THE VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL --

SHE IS OUT NOW --

I CAN TELL YOU HER FACE IS SWOLLEN FROM WHERE SHE WAS HIT --

SHE DID NOT WANT TO TALK TO US BECAUSE HER HEAD HURTS --

DEPUTIES TELL US THEY DO HAVE A SUSPECT IN THIS CASE --

LIVE IN LEE CO, CF, NBC2 Return to index of stories...


NELSON FM MONDAY-OC VO


TODAY U-S SENATOR BILL NELSON VISITED FORT MYERS TO DISCUSS OIL DRILLING.

HE'S MEETING WITH THE NATURE CONSERVANCY TO TALK ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF EXPANDING DRILLING. NEAR THE EVERGLADES.

HE'S ALSO TALKING ABOUT HOW THE DRILLING IMPACTS WATER IN THE AREA.

THE MEETING STARTED AT 10:30 A-M AT THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

WE HAVE A REPORTER ON SCENE AND WE'LL BRING YOU THE LATEST INFORMATION AS SOON AS WE GET IT. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING OPEN-TRX SOTTOPS VO


40:53 we feel victorious and triumphant.

drilling on over 115,000 acres of land

--BUTT SOTT--

41:24 41:26

People in collier county care and it has made a difference

MEANWHILE. LOCAL ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARE CLAIMING VICTORY OVER A BIG OIL COMPANY. Return to index of stories...


DAN A HUGHES OUT-OC VO


THE TEXAS-BASED DAN A HUGHES COMPANY IS PULLING ITS APPLICATION FOR A DRILLING PERMIT IN COLLIER COUNTY.

IT'S BEEN THE TOPIC OF PROTESTS FOR MORE THAN A YEAR NOW.

BUT THE COMPANY SAYS IT WILL CONTINUE DRILLING AT THE COLLIER-HOGAN SITE NEAR IMMOKALEE. WHERE IT WAS ACCUSED OF USING ILLEGAL FRACKING-LIKE TECHNIQUES. Return to index of stories...


FM FIRES INVESTIGATION-OC SS VO


AFTER THREE FIRES BROKE OUT WITHIN A ONE-BLOCK RADIUS OF EACH OTHER.

THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL IS INVESTIGATING IF IT'S A CASE ARSON.

IT HAPPENED IN THE AREA OF THE 4-THOUSAND BLOCK OF PALM BEACH BOULEVARD.

THE FIRST FIRE WAS A VEHICLE FIRE. AT THE GREEN WAVE MOTEL ON PALM BEACH AVENUE.

THE SECOND WAS A HOUSE FIRE ON WAVERLY AVENUE.

THE LAST ONE. WAS AT HABANA TIRES.

VIDEO OF THE LATEST FIRE SHOWS AN S-U-V THAT WAS DESTROYED.

INVESTIGATORS ARE CALLING ALL OF THESE FIRES SUSPICIOUS BECAUSE THEY ALL HAPPENED WITHIN A COUPLE OF HOURS OF EACH OTHER.

AND AGAIN WITHING A BLOCK OF EACH OTHER. Return to index of stories...


PRESCRIBED BURNS-OC


THE RESORT LIFE ON SANIBEL MAY BE BROUGHT TO A HALT TODAY FOR MANY.

THANKS TO A COUPLE PRESCRIBED BURNS ON THE ISLAND. MANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ARE BEING SHUT DOWN BOTH TODAY AND TOMORROW.

WILDLIFE OFFICIALS AT DING DARLING WILDLIFE REFUGE TELL US THEY PLAN TO BURN 90 ACRES.

NBC 2'S SAM SWEENEY IS THERE TO TELL US WHAT AREAS WILL BE CLOSED AND WHAT ACTIVITIES WILL BE OFF LIMITS. Return to index of stories...


PRESCRIBED BURNS-PKG


CHAD LISA

RIGHT NOW FIRE CREWS ARE LIGHTING THE FIRE BEHIND ME!

ONCE A YEAR THIS PUBLIC LAND MUST BE BURNED TO PREVENT OUT OF CONTROL WILDFIRES.

THESE PRESCRIBED BURNS AREN'T ONLY TO PROTECT PEOPLE AND PROPERTY.

THIS DEAD BRUSH OR OTHERWISE KNOWN AS FUEL. PUTS THE PROTECTED GOPHER TORTOISE IN DANGER. TODAY THIS BURN WILL HELP PROTECT THEIR HABITAT.

TAKE SS

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AS FAR AS MAKING PLANS OUT HERE TODAY. THERE WILL BE NO BIKE RENTALS AT TARPON BAY EXPLORERS. THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE ANTICIPATED SMOKE OVER THE REFUGE.

TAKE MAP

FOR THE BIKERS OUT HERE WHO OWN A BIKE OR RENT BIKE ELSEWHERE --- THE SHARED USE PATH NEAR BETWEEN TARPON BAY ROAD DOWN TO RABBIT ROAD IS CLOSED.

BUT THE ROAD WILL BE OPEN FOR CARS.

TAKE LIVE

15 GUYS OUT HERE TODAY WILL HANDLE THIS 90 ACRE BURN. Return to index of stories...


PRESCRIBED BURNS-OC


IT'S WORTH NOTING THE TURTLE IN SAM'S STORY IS NOT LIVING. IT'S A PROTECTED ANIMAL THAT IS USED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. Return to index of stories...


PROCTOR SENTENCING-OC SS(2) VO


NBC-2 WILL BE IN THE COURTROOM. FOR THE SENTENCING OF A MAN WHO MURDERED A CAPE CORAL TEACHER.

RELATIVES TELL US THEY'RE LOOKING FOR CLOSURE AND JUSTICE.

AMY PATTERSON'S FAMILY IS SCHEDULED TO FACE A JUDGE IN JUST A FEW HOURS.

AT 3:30 P-M DURING THE KILLER'S SENTENCING.

THEY WANTED TO SEE THE CASE GO TO TRIAL.

INSTEAD. DANIEL PROCTOR ACCEPTED A PLEA DEAL FOR A 25 YEAR SENTENCE.

PREVIOUSLY HE WAS FACING LIFE IN PRISON.

RELATIVES ARE HEARTBROKEN.

PATTERSON WAS KILLED BACK IN 2011.

PROCTOR SAID HE DID IT. BUT DIDN'T REMEMBER WHY BECAUSE HE WAS DRUNK.

PATTERSON AND PROCTOR WERE DIVORCED AT THE TIME OF HER DEATH. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES POLICE SHOOTING-OC SS(2) VO OC


FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF FALLEN NAPLES POLICE OFFICER LUIS MONROIG SAID THEIR FINAL GOODBYES IN A PRIVATE FUNERAL SERVICE THIS WEEKEND.

LAST WEEK THE OFFICER DIED FROM INJURIES AFTER A DOMESTIC DISPUTE. WITH FELLOW NAPLES POLICE SERGEANT AMY YOUNG.

ONLY CLOSE FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS WERE THERE AS OFFICER LUIS MONROIG WAS LAID TO REST DURING A PRIVATE FUNERAL SERVICE.

MONROIG. WHO SPENT THE LAST TEN YEARS AS AN OFFICER WITH THE NAPLES POLICE DEPARTMEN.

WAS FOUND SUFFERING FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS INSIDE AN ESTERO HOME.

MONROIG LATER DIED AT THE HOSPITAL.

IT ALL HAPPENED AT THE HOME HE SHARED WITH SERGEANT YOUNG.

YOUNG. A 14-YEAR VETERAN OF THE DEPARTMENT WAS ALSO FOUND WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS.

SHE'S BEEN RECOVERING IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

ACCORDING TO D-C-F. THERE ARE ALSO SIX CHILDREN INVOLVED IN THIS CASE.

THE POLICE REPORT INDICATES SOMEONE OTHER THAN MONROIG AND YOUNG CALLED 9-1-1 THAT MORNING.

AT THIS POINT IT'S NOT CLEAR WHO THAT WAS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BANK ROBBERY-TRX SSTOPS VO


RIGHT NOW DEPUTIES IN COLLIER COUNTY ARE SEARCHING FOR THE MAN THEY SAY ROBBED A WELLS FARGO BANK OVER THE WEEKEND.

IT ALL HAPPENED SATURDAY EVENING AT THE BRANCH ON PARK SHORE DRIVE NEAR U-S 41.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THIS MAN WALKED INTO THE BANK ARMED. AND DEMANDED CASH FROM THE TELLERS.

THEN HE TOOK OFF ON FOOT.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT CRIMESTOPPERS AT 1-800-780-TIPS. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL BOAT RESCUE-OC VO-WIPE


A FAMILY OF FOUR WAS RESCUED FROM THEIR SINKING BOAT. AND IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

NBC-2 CAPTURED THIS VIDEO OF THE DARING COAST GUARD RESCUE.

IT ALL HAPPENED THREE MILES OFF SANIBEL.

GUARDSMEN TELL US THE ENTIRE BOAT WAS NEARLY UNDER WATER.

THE COAST GUARD SAYS THE FAMILY'S LIFE JACKETS HELPED KEEP THEM ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL BOAT RESCUE-SOTVO


1:08:24-1:08:38 Anthony Kaminski/Operations Petty Officer

"They were waving us down. They had their life jackets on, which is

perfect. Having your life jackets on also gives piece of mind to the

actual boater. Piece of mind to us that they'll be safe if they do go

into water."

THE COAST GUARD SAYS IT OFFERS FREE LESSONS TO BOATERS ABOUT LIFE JACKETS AND FLARES.

WE CHECKED IN. THE FAMILY IS DOING JUST FINE TODAY. Return to index of stories...


FL DEVELOPMENT ENDANGERED FOREST-OC SS


A RECENT DEAL BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA AND A PALM BEACH COUNTY DEVELOPER. IS STRIKING CONCERNS. FOR ENVIRONMENTALISTS.

LAST MONTH THE UNIVERSITY SOLD SOME 88 ACRES OF ROCKLAND. A HABITAT TO PLANTS, ANIMALS AND INSECTS FOUND NOWHERE ELSE ACCORDING TO THE MIAMI HERALD.

THE PLANS INCLUDE A NEW WAL-MART STORE, RESTAURANTS AND APARTMENTS.

THE DEVELOPER AGREED TO SET ASIDE A 40-ACRE PRESERVE.

IN A STATEMENT. THE UNIVERSITY SAYS IT IS COMMITTED TO PRESERVING THE FORESTS.

FEDERAL OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE CLOSELY WATCHING THE PROJECT. Return to index of stories...


MCGREGOR TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX A-SIDE SSTOPS


IF YOU DRIVE MCGREGOR BOULEVARD. YOU CAN EXPECT LANE CLOSURES THIS WEEK.

THEY BEGAN AT 9 A-M AND WILL LAST A FEW MORE HOURS. UNTIL 4 P-M.

CREWS ARE REPAIRING GUARDRAILS.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO WRAP UP BY FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


GAS PRICES-CGTOPS


AND WHEN YOU GO TO FILL UP AT THE GAS STATION. YOU'LL SEE A SLIGHT DIP IN PRICE.

THE NATIONAL AVERAGE RIGHT NOW FOR A GALLON OF REGULAR UNLEADED GAS IS THREE DOLLARS AND SIXTY-ONE CENTS.

THE STATE AVERAGE IS LOWER. AT THREE DOLLARS AND FIFTY-FIVE CENTS.

THE FORT MYERS - CAPE CORAL AREA IS ON PAR WITH THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. AT THREE SIXTY-ONE.

THAT LOCAL PRICE IS DOWN THREE CENTS FROM LAST WEEK. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES NICU-OC VO-WIPE


THIS WEEK THE NORTH NAPLES HOSPITAL CAMPUS WILL OPEN IT'S EXPANDED NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT.

THE FACILITY SHOULD BE RUNNING TO ITS FULL CAPACITY BY TOMORROW.

THE EXPANSION TOOK LESS THAN A YEAR. ADDING VITAL TOOLS.

A NURSE TELLS US NEW INCUBATORS FOR THE BABIES KNOWN AS GIRAFFES HAVE BEEN ADDED.

ACCORDING TO THE HOSPITAL. THEY COST ABOUT 45-THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH.

THE FACILITY WILL ALSO HAVE A BIGGER LACTATION ROOM. PRIVATE WAITING ROOM AND A PRIVATE ROOM WHERE FAMILIES CAN STAY FOR A FEW DAYS. BEFORE THEY GO HOME. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES NICU-SOTVO


14:48:20 "Now we have 18 wall mounted monitors that are interfaced with our electronic medical records, so it really does give the best standard of care for our patients." 14:48:30

THE EXPANSION COST FIVE MILLION DOLLARS IN TOTAL. Return to index of stories...


WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-OC SS


WAWA IS GTTING READY TO BREAK GROUND IN LEE COUNTY.

A BIG EVENT FOR THE POPULAR CONVENIENCE STORE IS HAPPENING TOMORROW.

IT'S LOCATED NEAR COLONIAL BOULEVARD AND FOWLER STREET IN FORT MYERS.

TWO OTHERS ARE BEING BUILT.

ONE IN SOUTH FORT MYERS AND ANOTHER IN CAPE CORAL. Return to index of stories...


MERCATO NEW STORES-OC VO


THE MERCATO IN NAPLES IS EXPANDING.

THIS MONTH. SHADES BY SPECTACLES WILL OPEN RIGHT ACROSS FROM THEIR CURRENT EYEGLASS STORE "SPECTACLES".

IN OCTOBER, MEN'S APPAREL STORE REBELS WILL DEBUT. AS WELL AS PAPER SOURCE, A PREMIER PAPER STORE.

MERCATO HAS ADDED 14 MERCHANTS IN THE PAST 18 MONTHS. INCLUDING NORDSTROM RACK. Return to index of stories...


HAMMOND MOURNING LEBRON-OC SS BNR


MIAMI HEAT FANS. AS IF MONDAY ISN'T ROUGH ENOUGH. IT'S BACK TO REALITY. THAT LEBRON IS LEAVING.

WELL THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE WANTS YOU TO GET YOU GRIEVING DONE. AT HAMMOND STADIUM.

BEFORE THE 7:05 P-M PITCH TIME.

ALL FANS ENTERING THE GATES WEARING MIAMI HEAT AND LEBRON JAMES GEAR WILL GET FREE ADMISSION.

THE MIRACLE WILL PLAY THE DUNEDIN BLUE JAYS.

FANS DRESSED IN CLEVELAND CAVALIERS JERSEYS. WILL BE CHARGED DOUBLE THE NORMAL TICKET PRICES AT THE GATE.

GATES OPEN AT 6 P-M.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION HEAD TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


GERMANY WINS WORLD CUP-OC VO


AFTER THE LONG ANTICIPATED WILD WORLD CUP FINAL.

GERMANY BEAT ARGENTINA 1 - NOTHING.

THAT'S WHEN THE VIOLENCE BROKE OUT.

RIOT POLICE FIRED TEAR GAS AND RUBBER BULLETS LATE SUNDAY.

THE CHAOTIC SITUATION OVERSHADOWED WHAT WAS AN OTHERWISE SPONTANEOUS SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR ARGENTINA'S NATIONAL TEAM.

AFTER ITS BEST WORLD CUP RUN IN 24 YEARS.

AND EVERYONE WAS WATCHING IN ON THE ACTION.

THERE WERE 32 MILLION TWEETS SENT DURING THE GERMANY-ARGENTINA GAME. SECOND ONLY TO THE AMOUNT OF TWEETS DURING THE GERMANY BRAZIL MATCH.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WITH HIS WIFE WERE WITH THEIR DAUGHTER AND GRANDKIDS WATCHING THE WORLD CUP AND EATING AT MASA AT MERCATO SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


IT'S A SMELLY SITUATION IN ONE PHILADELPHIA SUBURB.

THAT HAS FAMILIES PLUGGING THEIR NOSE.

SOME.

EVEN EVACUATED FROM THEIR HOMES.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT IT IS INVESTIGATORS THINK. COULD BE STINKING UP MORE THAN 100 HOUSES. AND CAUSING CONCERN.

PLUS. HE'S BEEN HELD CAPTIVE BY TALIBAN FORCES. FOR FIVE YEARS.

FINALLY BACK HOME. AND RECOVERING.

WE'RE LEARNING SERGEANT BERGDAHL. IS HEADED STRAIGHT BACK INTO SERVICE.

WE'VE GOT THE DETAILS ON HIS ASSIGNMENT COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) MYSTERIOUS ODOR-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) BERGDAHL ACTIVE DUTY-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


IMMIGRATION CRISIS-TRX OC VO


NEW RIGHT NOW. DEPORTATIONS BEGIN THIS WEEK.

THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SAYS ILLEGAL ARRIVALS TO THE UNITED STATES ARE MOSTLY GOING BACK.

HOWEVER. THE WIDER IMMIGRATION CRISIS MAY HAVE RUN INTO POLITICAL GRIDLOCK.

THE PRESIDENT'S REQUEST FOR THREE-POINT-SEVEN-BILLION DOLLARS TO DEAL WITH THE INFLUX HAS STALLED IN THE REPUBLICAN-LED HOUSE.

SOME REPUBLICANS HAVE CALLED FOR A CHANGE TO A 2008 IMMIGRATION LAW.

WHICH THEY SAY WILL SLOW THE FLOW OF UNACCOMPANIED MINORS MIGRATING TO THE UNITED STATES. Return to index of stories...


MALALA MEETS WITH NIGERIAN PRESIDENT-OC VO


ALSO NEW TODAY.

MALALA YOUSAFZAI IS EXPECTED TO MEET WITH NIGERIA'S PRESIDENT.

THE PAKISTANI GIRL. TURNED EDUCATION ACTIVIST IS THERE TO PUSH FOR THE RELEASE OF THE MORE THAN 200 MISSING KIDNAPPED SCHOOL GIRLS.

ON SUNDAY. SHE MET WITH SOME OF THE PARENTS OF THE MISSING STUDENTS AND SOME OF THE YOUNG WOMEN WHO ESCAPED THE BOKO HARAM KIDNAPPERS. Return to index of stories...


TX TEEN SPEAKS OUT-TRX OC SOTVO


NBC-2 IS LEARNING WHAT'S NEXT FOR A TEXAS TEEN WHO WITNESSED THE MURDER OF HER FAMILY.

OVER THE WEEKEND SHE SPOKE OUT DURING A MEMORIAL CEREMONY.

AND IT WAS EMOTIONAL.

TAKE A LOOK.

"I know that my mom, dad, Brian, Emily, Becca and Zach are in a much better place and that I will be able to see them again one day."

WHITE FLASH

"In the 'Prisoner of Azkaban,' Dumbledore says 'Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times. If one only remembers to turn on the light.'"

THE FIFTEEN YEAR OLD FOUND COMFORT AND HOPE IN THAT QUOTE FROM HARRY POTTER.

CASSIDY STAY, SMILING AND STANDING TALL, AFTER SHE WITNESSED THE MURDER OF HER MOTHER, FATHER AND SIBLINGS."

ACCUSED KILLER RON LEE HASKELL IS CHARGED WITH CAPITAL MURDER. Return to index of stories...


MYSTERIOUS ODOR-TRX VOTOPS


A MYSTERIOUS ODOR PROMPTS THE EVACUATION OF ABOUT 100 HOMES NORTH OF PHILADELPHIA.

FIRE CREWS HAVEN'T PINPOINTED THE CAUSE OF THE ODOR, BUT THEY'VE GOTTEN HIGH READINGS OF HYDROGEN CYANIDE IN THOSE 100 HOMES.

REPORTS OF THE SMELL STARTED COMING IN AT ABOUT 7 P-M SUNDAY.

EVACUEES HAVE TAKEN SHELTER IN AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

SOME RESIDENTS WENT TO A HOSPITAL.

WE'LL BRING YOU ANY UPDATES AS CREWS INVESTIGATE AND AWAIT LAB RESULTS. Return to index of stories...


BERGDAHL ACTIVE DUTY-OC VO


SERGEANT BOWE BERGDAHL JUST FINISHED HIS COUNSELING AT A HOSPITAL IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.

AND ALREADY. HE'S RETURNING TO ACTUVE DUTY.

BERGDAHL WAS HELD CAPTIVE BY TALIBAN FORCES IN AFGHANISTAN FOR FIVE YEARS UNTIL RECENTLY.

WHEN THE U-S GOVERNMENT AGREED TO RELEASE FIVE TALIBAN DETAINEES FROM GUANTANAMO IN EXCHANGE FOR HIS RELEASE.

NOW A SENIOR DEFENSE OFFICIAL SAYS AS OF TODAY HE IS ASSIGNED TO a base in SAN ANTONIO. Right near where he's been recovering. Return to index of stories...


FINAL VA HEARING-OC VO


AND THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS HOLDS THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF HEARINGS. DEDICATED TO THE CRISIS OF HEALTH CARE FOR VETERANS.

ALLEGATIONS OF MIS-MANAGEMENT. INCLUDING FALSIFYING WAIT-TIMES AND OTHER RECORDS. PROMPTED THE RESIGNATION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS SECRETARY ERIC SHINSEKI IN MAY.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW. WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


MAJOR MORTGAGE SETTLEMENT-OC VO


A SEVEN BILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT IN THE MORTGAGE MESS.

IS SET TO BE UNVEILED TODAY.

CITIGROUP WILL PAY UP TO SETTLE THE FEDS' INVESTIGATION INTO MORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITIES IT SOLD LEADING UP TO THE FINANCIAL CRISIS.

THE BIGGEST CHUNK OF THE SETTLEMENT WILL GO TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND CONSUMER RELIEF.

THE REST GOES TO THE F-D-I-C AND FIVE STATES. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

Monday afternoon will starts with mainly clear skies and mild temperatures. A few northbound scattered showers may scrape our coastal communities, but coverage of this rain should be isolated.

We'll head into the low to mid 90s for highs this afternoon, with heat index values feeling about 5 degrees warmer than our temperatures.

Winds today will be from the south-southeast this morning, turning onshore by late morning toward midday. After starting with mainly clear skies, clouds will build through the midday and early afternoon.

Scattered showers and storms are expected through the afternoon hours. The I-75 and highway 41 corridors will be right in the path of the afternoon storms.

The overall weather pattern in Southwest Florida will change for the next few days. A cold front will move through into the southeastern United States Tuesday through Thursday. That will influence our weather by shifting the winds to become south and southwesterly.

With those onshore winds, we stand the chance for some rain or storms to move onshore in the morning hours, especially on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

TROPICAL UPDATE

There continues to be no tropical cyclones active in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. No tropical cyclone development is anticipated in the next three to five days. Return to index of stories...


SUMMER COLD-VOTOPS


AND UNLIKE OUR FORECAST. MILLIONS OF AMERICANS SAY GOODBYE TO SIZZLING SUMMER TEMPERATURES.

A COLD FRONT'S INVADING THE MIDWEST AND NORTHEAST THIS WEEK.

TEMPERATURES COULD ACTUALLY DIP INTO THE 40'S AND 50'S.

PRETTY "RARE" FOR JULY. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH LIGHTNING-TRX VOTOPS


RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. IT'S A TREND WE'RE SEEING ALMOST DAILY.

A SMALL BRUSH FIRE IN LEHIGH ACRES WAS LIKELY CAUSED BY A POWERPOLE GETTING HIT BY LIGHTNING.

IT KNOCKED OUT POWER FOR 90 CUSTOMERS SUNDAY EVENING.

ELECTRICITY HAS BEEN RESTORED IN THAT AREA. Return to index of stories...


ORGEON WILDFIRE-VOTOPS


HOMES ARE LOST AND THOUSANDS OF ACRES ARE BURNING RIGHT NOW.

IN A SOUTHERN OREGON WILDFIRE.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY THE MOCCASIN HILL FIRE HAS DESTROYED HAS RIPPED THROUGH AT LEAST TWO-THOUSAND ACRES.

THER SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT THERE EVACUATED MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE.

AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING WHETHER A LIGHTNING STRIKE STARTED THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


FREDDIE SMOKE MARIJUANA ARREST-OC VO


POT IS TO BLAME. FOR A SIX-SQUARE-MILE WILDFIRE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Return to index of stories...


TOP OF THE ROCK FIRE-OC VO


SIX PEOPLE SUFFERED BURNS WHEN A CAMERA ON THE TOP OF ROCKEFELLER PLAZA IN NEW YORK CITY CAUGHT FIRE.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF NEW YORK RESPONDED LAST NIGHT.

THE INJURIES WERE CAUSED BY EMBERS FROM THE FIRE FALLING ONTO THE VICTIMS ON THE OBSERVATION DECK BELOW.

THE FIVE ADULTS REFUSED TREATMENT. BUT A CHILD WAS TAKEN TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL.

NO WORD ON WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


TRACY MORGAN RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL-OC VO


TRACY MORGAN. WHO PLAYED A HIGH MAINTENANCE ACTOR IN THE NBC COMEDY 30-ROCK. CONTINUES HIS RECOVERY AT HOME THIS WEEK.

MORGAN SUFFERED LEG AND RIB INJURIES WHEN HIS LIMOUSINE VAN WAS HIT FROM BEHIND BY A WALMART TRUCK ON THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE LAST MONTH.

MORGAN FILED A NEGLIGENCE LAWSUIT AGAINST WAL-MART.

WITH THE OTHER THREE PASSENGERS INCLUDED IN THE SUIT.

MORGAN'S FRIEND AND MENTOR JAMES McNAIR WAS KILLED IN THE CRASH.

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BILL COSBY-OTS


EXCITING NEWS COMING FROM NBC.

BILL COSBY *COULD BE HEADED BACK TO YOUR T-V SCREEN.

THE 77-YEAR-OLD COMEDY LEGEND MAY STAR AS THE PATRIARCH OF AN EXTENDED FAMILY IN A NEW SITCOM. AS SOON AS NEXT SUMMER.

HIS SMASH HIT "THE COSBY SHOW" PLAYED ON NBC THIRTY YEARS AGO. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


WHEN WE TAKE ON THE ROADS.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE GOOD INSURANCE.

BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU SHOULDN'T GET ALL THE DISCOUNTS.

YOUR COMPANY HAS TO OFFER.

NBC-2 IS LEARNING ABOUT NEW DISCOUNTS. YOU MIGHT BE MISSING OUT ON. TO SAVE SOME MONEY!

AND YOU'RE ON IT TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL. WATCH A MOVIE. OR PLAY A GAME.

BUT YOUR IPAD COULD ALSO BE THE CAUSE OF A MINOR HEALTH ISSUE.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY THEY COULD BE A PROBLEM FOR THOSE WITH CERTAIN ALLERGIES. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) INSURANCE COMPANY DISCOUNT-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B) IPAD RASH-VOTOPS


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PORT CHARLOTTE DRIVING SIMULATOR-OC SS


WE'RE OFTEN MULTI-TASKING. AT A TIME WHEN IT PUTS OUR LIVES AND THE LIVES OF OTHERS IS DANGER.

TO SHOW YOU THE EFFECTS OF DISTRACTED DRIVING.

TRIPLE A IS HOSTING A DRIVING SIMULATION TODAY IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

YOU CAN GET BEHIND A VIRTUAL WHEEL AND EXPERIENCE THE DANGERS AND CONSEQUENCES OF DISTRACTED DRIVING.

DURING THE TEST DRIVE. YOU'LL GET TO SEND TEXT MESSAGES AND FEEL WHAT IT'S LIKE TO DRIVE DRUNK. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY SAFE DRIVING-SSTOPS(2)


AND THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS DOING SOMETHING SIMILAR.

IT POSTED ON TWITTER THAT SIXTEEN DRIVERS HAVE COMMITTED TO BEING BEHIND THE WHEEL.

THEY HAVE SHOWN THAT THEY HAVE THE BASIC SKILLS TO MAKE LEE COUNTY'S ROADS A LITTLE SAFER!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S TEEN DRIVER CHALLENGE, CALL THE OFFICE.

THIS IS WHAT THAT DRIVING SIMULATOR LOOKS LIKE.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE THANKS TRIPLE-A AND LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEMS FOR PARTNERING WITH THEM FOR IT. Return to index of stories...


INSURANCE COMPANY DISCOUNTS-OC VO


EVEN IF YOU'RE GETTING A GOOD MONTHLY RATE. ARE YOU TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE DISCOUNTS. YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY HAS TO OFFER?

"BANKRATE DOT COM" REPORTS SEVERAL *NEW AUTO INSURANCE DISCOUNTS OVER THE PAST YEAR.

FOUR OF THE TOP TEN INSURERS WILL REWARD YOU FOR HAVING DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS.

AND EIGHT OFFER A DISCOUNT FOR DRIVERS WITH LOW MILEAGE.

YOU MAY ALSO GET A BREAK. WITH A NEWER VEHICLE.

OR IF YOU BELONG TO A CERTAIN ORGANIZATION OR ARE A MEMBER OF A PARTICULAR PROFESSION. Return to index of stories...


MONEY TALKS FAMILY-VOTOPS


IT'S A CONVERSATION YOU MIGHT BE PUTTING OFF. BUT DON'T

A NEW STUDY FROM "FIDELITY" SHOWS PARENTS AREN'T TALKING ABOUT THEIR FINANCIAL FUTURE WITH THEIR ADULT CHILDREN.

ONE REASON. TIMING.

PARENTS WANT TO WAIT UNTIL THEY'RE RETIRED.

BUT THE STUDY FOUND THEIR ADULT CHILDREN WANT TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION WELL BEFORE THEN. OR BEFORE ANY HEALTH CRISIS.

IT'S NO SURPRISE FAMILIES WHO DO HAVE THE TALK EARLY ON ARE BETTER PREPARED WHEN A PROBLEM ARISES. Return to index of stories...


TEEN MONEY-2SH


WE TOLD YOU A WHILE BACK ABOUT AN ALARMING STUDY THAT SHOWED AMERICAN TEENS ARE LAGGING BEHIND THEIR PEERS IN OTHER COUNTRIES.

IT EXAMINED THE FINANCIAL LITERACY OF 15 YEAR OLDS AROUND THE WORLD.

BUT SOME PEOPLE WHO LOOKED OVER THE RESULTS SAY THERE ARE STEPS YOU CAN TAKE. TO HELP CLOSE THE GAP

NBC'S CHRIS CLACKUM EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


TEEN MONEY-PKG


BEFORE YOU RUN OUT AND BUY SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR YOUR KIDS.YOU MIGHT CONSIDER MAKING THEM. SHOP FOR THEMSELVES.

THAT'S JUST ONE THING YOU CAN DO TO MAKE UP FOR THE LESSONS THEY'RE NOT GOING TO GET WHEN SUMMER VACATION'S OVER.

ACCORDING TO A NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDY, OTHER NATIONS DO BETTER THAN THE U-S.

AT TEACHING TEENS ABOUT DOLLARS AND CENTS AND THEY'RE DOING IT IN THE CLASSROOM.

"Australia and New Zealand for example, both have national programs and mandates that require personal finance in schools, so their kids are getting a much more organized education of personal finance than in the U.S."

THE O-E-C-D STUDY RANKED FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLDS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PACK. AND ONE GLARING REASON IS THE LACK OF FINANCIAL EDUCATION IN OUR SCHOOLS. SO IT FALLS ON PARENTS TO CLOSE THE GAP.

AND SUMMER MIGHT BE THE PERFECT TIME TO DO SO.

"Maybe you're going on a vacation, involve your teens in the budgeting process. Help them make a decision about what activities to do for your family and have them make the financial decisions."

THE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW. THAT THEY'LL NEED TO KNOW LATER.

CHRIS CLACKUM, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


IPAD RASH-OC VO


UNEXPLAINED RASH?

CHECK YOUR I-PAD.

IT TURNS OUT THE POPULAR TABLET COMPUTER MAY CONTAIN NICKEL. ONE OF THE MOST COMMON ALLERGY-INDUCING METALS.

A REPORT IN TODAY'S PEDIATRICS SAYS AN APPLE I-PAD CAUSED AN ITCHY BODY RASH IN AN 11-YEAR-OLD BOY RECENTLY. TREATED AT A SAN DIEGO HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


FL DAY CARE OFFERS WEBCAMS-OTS


ONE FLORIDA DAY CARE WILL SOON MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU TO KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR KID.

WHEN YOU'RE OUT RUNNING ERRANDS. OR AT WORK.

WEE WARRIORS DAYCARE AND PRESCHOOL IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN AUGUST 25TH IN ZEPHYRHILLS.

INSIDE. WEBCAMS WILL CAPTURE CHILDREN'S MOVEMENTS THROUGH A 16-CAMERA SYSTEM.

ALL PARENT NEED TO DO IS DOWNLOAD AN APP TO A SMARTPHONE OR COMPUTER. Return to index of stories...


EAGLE DRONE-OC SS


IT'S THE NEWEST WAY TO TAKE AN AMAZING PHOTO.

AND THE WINNERS ARE OUT IN A NEW CONTEST JUDGING THE YEAR'S BEST AERIAL PHOTOS TAKEN BY DRONE.

IT'S CALLED DRONE-STAGRAM.

AND IT SHOWCASES PICTURES AND VIDEOS CAPTURED VIA DRONE. PAIRED UP WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FOR THE COMPETITION.

THE WINNER IS THIS PICTURE OF AN EAGLE FLYING OVER AN INDONESIAN NATIONAL PARK. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


IT'S FULL OF KIDS. HOPING TO ENJOY THEIR DISNEY VACATION.

BUT A MONORAIL AT WALT DISNEY WORLD KEEPS FAMILIES FROM HEADING TO THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH.

WHEN IT SHUT DOWN.

WE'VE GOT THE IMAGES AND VIDEO FROM INSIDE THE MONORAIL. THAT SENT PEOPLE INTO A PANIC.

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TZ3 A) WALT DISNEY MONRAIL MISHAP-VO-WIPE


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TZ3 B) WX TZ-RADAR


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DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS


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OPEN 12:30-CLIP


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FIRST WEATER-TRX


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.

Monday afternoon will starts with mainly clear skies and mild temperatures. A few northbound scattered showers may scrape our coastal communities, but coverage of this rain should be isolated.

We'll head into the low to mid 90s for highs this afternoon, with heat index values feeling about 5 degrees warmer than our temperatures.

Winds today will be from the south-southeast this morning, turning onshore by late morning toward midday. After starting with mainly clear skies, clouds will build through the midday and early afternoon.

Scattered showers and storms are expected through the afternoon hours. The I-75 and highway 41 corridors will be right in the path of the afternoon storms.

The overall weather pattern in Southwest Florida will change for the next few days. A cold front will move through into the southeastern United States Tuesday through Thursday. That will influence our weather by shifting the winds to become south and southwesterly.

With those onshore winds, we stand the chance for some rain or storms to move onshore in the morning hours, especially on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

TROPICAL UPDATE

There continues to be no tropical cyclones active in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. No tropical cyclone development is anticipated in the next three to five days. Return to index of stories...


TS1)-VOTOPS


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TS2)-VOTOPS


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TS3)-VOTOPS


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WALT DISNEY MONORAIL MISHAP-2SH-PUSH


FEAR TAKES OVER THE WORLD'S HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH. WHEN A WALT DISNEY WORLD MONORAIL LOST POWER. STRANDING PASSENGERS.

MORE THAN 100 PASSENGERS HAD TO BE EVACUATED SUNDAY NIGHT. BY EMERGENCY CREWS.

TRAVELL EILAND REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


WALT DISNEY MONORAIL MISHAP-PKG


CHOPPER TWO WAS OVER THE AREA WHILE CREWS WORKED TO GET THE MONORAIL MOVING AGAIN.

THE PASSENGERS HAD JUST BEEN EVACUATED AT THIS POINT, BUT DISNEY OFFICIALS SAY THERE WERE 120 PEOPLE WERE ON THAT TRAIN WHEN THE POWER WENT DOWN. BUT NO ONE WAS INJURED.

DISNEY ATTEMPTED TO RESTART THE TRAIN AND MOVE IT TO ONE OF THE STATIONS ---- BUT WHEN THAT DIDN'T WORK FIRE CREWS HAD TO STEP IN AND HELP EVACUATE THE PASSENGERS.

HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS SENT TO US BY PEOPLE WHO WERE INSIDE OF THE PARK AT THE TIME.

THE GUESTS HAD TO CLIMB THROUGH THE EMERGENCY HATCH ON TOP OF THE TRAIN CAR AND THEN WALK ACROSS SEVERAL OTHER TRAIN CARS UNTIL THEY REACHED A STAIRCASE THAT THEY COULD WALK DOWN SAFELY.

REEDY CREEK FIRE OFFICIALS RESPONDED TO THE SCENE JUST ABOUT 6:30 ON SUNDAY NIGHT.

THEY TELL US THAT ALL THE PASSENGERS WERE FINALLY EVACUATED JUST AFTER 8:00.

SO THE PASSENGERS WERE STUCK ON THAT TRAIN FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES.

ALTHOUGH NO ONE WAS INJURED WE GOT A CALL FROM A DISNEY EMPLOYEE WHO TOLD US IT WAS SO HOT ONBOARD THE TRAIN ---- ONE OF THE GUESTS HAD A PANIC ATTACK AND THAT CAUSED OTHER RIDERS TO PANIC AS WELL. Return to index of stories...


WALT DISNEY MONORAIL MISHAP-OC


THAT WAS TRAVELL EILAND REPORTING.

DISNEY SAYS IT DOES NOT KNOW THE CAUSE OF THE POWER OUTAGE.

AND COULD NOT CONFIRM WHETHER A LIGHTNING STRIKE WAS RESPONSIBLE. Return to index of stories...


GARRIGUS SENTENCED-OC SS


A 3-YEAR-OLD-CHILD DIED FROM COMPLICATIONS.

AFTER BEING TIED IN A BLANKET.

NOW TODAY. A LOCAL MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO HIS ROLE IN THE CHILD'S DEATH.

DOUGLAS GARRIGUS ADMITTED TO AGGRAVATED MANSLAUGHTER OF A CHILD.

THE 3-YEAR-OLD DIED LAST OCTOBER AFTER HE WAS WRAPPED IN A BLANKET WITH BOTH ENDS TIED TOGETHER.

GARRIGUS WILL SERVE 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR THE CRIME. Return to index of stories...


WARREN HAMILTON-TRX OC SS VO


WE EXPECT TO LEARN MORE TODAY ABOUT A CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CASE. INVOLVING A MAN WHO USED TO WORK FOR THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.

WARREN HAMILTON WAS FIRED FROM HIS JOB AS AN I-T WORKER WHEN HE WAS ARREDSTED IN APRIL.

THIS IS VIDEO OF HIM LEAVING THE LEE COUNTY JAIL AFTER POSTING BOND IN APRIL.

FDLE AGENTS RAIDED HAMILTON'S HOME.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE WAS DOWNLOADING EXPLICIT IMAGES WHEN THEY BUSTED HIM.

RIGHT NOW HIS TRIAL IS SET FOR AUGUST. BUT THAT DATE COULD GET PUSHED BACK AT TODAY'S HEARING. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER DEPUTY INVOLVED CRASH-OC SS


WE ARE ALSO WORKING TO GET NEW DETAILS. IN A CRASH INVOLVING A COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTY.

TODAY NAPLES POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO SATURDAY NIGHT'S CRASH AT GOODLETTE-FRANK ROAD AND U-S 41.

THE OTHER DRIVER INVOLVED IN THE CRASH SAYS HIS CAR WAS TOTALED BY COLLIER SGT. MIKE ALLEN. AFTER ALLEN RAN A RED LIGHT.

THE MAN NEVILLE WILLAMS SAYS. HE WAS DRIVING HOME FROM THE ALTO JAZZ CLUB AT BAYFRONT WHEN HE WAS HIT.

NO ONE WAS SERIOUSLY HURT.

Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Michelle Batten had no details other than to confirm that a deputy was involved.

Neville Williams, 71, of Lely Resort, said his 2011 Lincoln MKZ hybrid was totaled by Collier Sgt. Mike Allen, who ran a red light. Williams said he was returning home from the Alto jazz club at Bayfront when he was hit. Return to index of stories...


FM MCDONALDS ROBBERY-TRX OC VO


FORT MYERS POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN A ROBBERY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 3 AT THE MCDONALDS ON DANI DRIVE.

THAT'S NEAR THE CORNER OF SIX MILE CYPRESS AND COLONIAL.

WITNESSES TELL NBC-2 THREE YOUNG WOMEN WERE ROBBED IN THE PARKING LOT.

COUNT ON US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED. Return to index of stories...


NIKE THEFTS ARREST-SSTOPS


AND THIS SANIBEL MAN IS ACCUSED OF STEALING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF NIKE SNEAKERS.

ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS. JASON KEATING WORKED WITH TWO FORMER NIKE MANAGERS IN THE BLACK MARKET.

POLICE SAY MANAGERS WOULD STEAL AND SELL HIGH-END PROMOTIONAL SNEAKERS TO KEATING.

HE WAS CAUGHT RESELLING THEM TO STORES BACK IN APRIL. Return to index of stories...


FM POLICE SCAM WARNING-OTS


AN ALERT RIGHT NOW ABOUT A PHONE SCAM. WHERE THE CALLERS ARE POSING AS POLICE OFFICERS IN FORT MYERS.

DETECTIVES TELL US PEOPLE ARE CALLING AND THREATENING ARRESTS YOU IF YOU DON'T PAY AN UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT OF MONEY.

THE NUMBER EVEN SHOWS UP AS F-M-P-D ON YOUR CALLER I-D.

POLICE SAY THEY'LL NEVER ASK FOR MONEY OVER THE PHONE.

IF YOU GET A CALL HANG UP. AND CALL POLICE. Return to index of stories...


ALGENOL HACKING CONCERNS-OC VO


WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN A MAJOR HACKING CASE HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

LEE COUNTY-BASED BIOFUEL COMPANY ALGENOL. WAS TARGETED.

ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS --

ALGENOL ESTIMATES. CHINESE HACKERS ATTEMPTED TO BREAK INTO ITS COMPUTERS 39-MILLION TIMES THIS YEAR *ALONE.

THAT'S TRIPLE THE LEVEL OF LAST YEAR.

ALGENOL SAYS IT HAS NEVER TRIED TO DO BUSINESS IN CHINA Return to index of stories...


NEW BONITA SPRINGS CROSSWALK-OC VO


WORK BEGINS TODAY AT A BUSY BEACH CROSSWALK IN BONITA SPRINGS.

THIS IS THE INTERSECTION OF HICKORY BOULEVARD AND FORESTER DRIVE.

THAT'S AT DOC'S BEACH HOUSE.

LEE COUNTY IS GOING TO SHORTEN THE LENGTH OF THE CROSSWALK BY REMOVING THE RIGHT TURN LANE.

COUNTY LEADERS SAY WITH MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE CROSSING EVERY DAY. THE PROJECT SHOULD MAKE IT A MUCH SAFER PLACE TO CROSS. Return to index of stories...


NEW BONITA SPRINGS CROSSWALK-SOTVO


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

THE COUNTY SAYS DRIVERS SHOULDN'T BE IMPACTED.

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


MAROKS HONERED-OC VO


TODAY CHARLOTTE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE WILL RECOGNIZE TWO PORT CHARLOTTE MEN. FOR THEIR ACTS OF HEROISM.

RALPH AND GREGORY MAROK SAVED THEIR NEIGHBOR FROM A BURNING HOUSE.

HOMEOWNER LILLY ARTHUR SAYS SHE WAS COOKING WHEN HER NEIGHBORS NOTICED THE SMOKE AND FLAMES.

THEY PULLED HER OUT OF A WINDOW TO SAFETY. Return to index of stories...


SCIALDO DEDICATION-OC VO-WIPE


THE CAPE CORAL U-S ARMY RESERVE CENTER WAS NAMED IN MEMORY OF ARMY STAFF SARGENT MARC THIS WEEKEND.

SCIALDO WAS KILLED LAST YEAR WHEN HIS HELICOPTER CRASHED IN AFGHANISTAN.

HUNDREDS ATTENDED THE EMOTIONAL CEREMONY SATURDAY.

INCLUDING SCIALDO'S WIFE, PARENTS AND THREE SIBLINGS. Return to index of stories...


SCIALDO DEDICATION-SOTVO


Command Sgt. Major Grant Stange, 603rd aviation support battalion out of the Hunter Army Airfield

23:07:17 "He has left a legacy with the 25 plus soldiers that were under him, they'll never forget what he taught them. Unfortunately the events that happened their first mission was to recover him." 23:07:29

CHILDHOOD FRIEND AND FELLOW SOLDIER, STAFF SARGENT MATTHEW LOEBS HELPED MAKE THIS POSSIBLE.

THE PLAQUE WITH SCIALDO'S NAME WILL HANG AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE CENTER. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER PYTHONS-PLASMA SS(2) BNR PLASMA


LOOK OUT.

BABY BURMESE PYTHONS ARE STARTING TO HATCH AROUND SOUTHERN COLLIER COUNTY.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AND CHECK OUT THESE BRAND NEW PHOTOS.

THAT IS AN UP CLOSE SHOT OF A BABY PYTHON HATCHING FROM ITS EGG.

THE CONSERVANCY SAYS IT'S NOTHING TO BE ALARMED ABOUT.

JUST KNOW THAT YOU MAY START TO SEE PYTHONS CROSSING THE ROADS.

AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PHOTO OF A CONSERVANCY BIOLOGIST CAPTURING AN ADULT PYTHON.

IF YOU SPOT ONE. TAKE A PICTURE AND RECORD YOUR LOCATION.

THEN. ENTER THAT INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE "I'VE GOT ONE DOT ORG."

THAT'S ALL ONE WORD. "I'VE GOT ONE DOT ORG."

WE POSTED THE LINK TO OUR WEBSITE NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. JUST CLICK ON NEWSLINKS.

THE CONSERVANCY SAYS SOMETIMES THEY PUT A TRACKER ON THE SNAKES TO CHECK UP ON THEM.

THEY WANT TO SEE HOW THEY LIVE. WHERE THEY LIVE. AND WHERE THEY GO. Return to index of stories...


TIGER SHARK CAMP-OC SS


IF ANIMALS ARE SOMETHING YOUR CHILD IS INTERESTED IN.

SOME EDUCATIONAL SUMMER CAMPS ARE AVAILABLE.

THE OSTEGO BAY FOUNDATION MARINE SCIENCE CENTER IS PROVIDING NEW CAMPS THROUGH AUGUST 8TH.

THE COST IS 250 DOLLARS PER STUDENT.

KIDS WILL EXPERIENCE THE LOCAL MARINE LIFE, SEE BIRD NESTING AREAS AROUND ESTERO ISLAND, AND THEY WILL EXPLORE THE MANGROVES AND ESTUARIES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE AT NBC DASH TWO DOT COM Return to index of stories...


MOVIES ON THE LAWN-TRX CGTOPS


TOMORROW.

YOU CAN ENJOY A FREE MOVIE UNDER THE STARS AT MERCATO, IN NAPLES.

GRAVITY, STARING, SANDRA BULLOCK AND GEORGE CLOONEY, STARTS AT 8:30 P-M

YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING LAWN CHAIRS AND BLANKETS. Return to index of stories...


MANGO MANIA-CGTOPS


AND THIS WEEKEND. GET READY FOR THE MANGO MANIA TROPICAL FRUIT FAIR.

IT BEGINS SATURDAY, JULY 19TH.

THERE WILL BE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TROPICAL FRUITS, FOOD CONTESTS AND MORE.

IT'S AT THE GERMAN AMERICAN SOCIAL CLUB IN CAPE CORAL.

IT STARTS AT 10 A.M. AND GOES THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 20TH.

WE'LL HAVE MORE DETAILS. LATER IN THE WEEK.

- July 19 & 20: 10 am 18th Annual MangoMania Tropical Fruit Fair with live entertainment, tropical fruits, food contests, kid's games, raffles, arts & crafts and the Mango Parade at the German American Social Club, located at 2010 Pine Island Road in Cape Coral, FL. Sponsored by the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit www.MangoManiaFl.com. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2SHOT


HE'S BEEN IN JAIL. SINCE WITNESSES SAY HE SHOT ANOTHER MAN. IN A TAMPA MOVIE THEATER.

AND A JUDGE DENIED HIM BAIL. UNTIL NOW.

NBC-2 UNCOVERING WHAT CAUSED THE REVERSAL. MONTHS AFTER THE SUSPECT TRIED TO GET OUT THE FIRST TIME.

THEN. THE STICKER MATTERS.

DON'T JUST PICK UP ANY APPLES OR ORANGES.

OPT FOR THE ORGANIC FRUITS AND VEGGIES.

A NEW STUDY SHOWS THE HEALTH BENEFITS. ARE WORTH THE HIGHER PRICE. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A) FL THEATER SHOOTING BAIL-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B) ORGANIC PRODUCE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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FL THEATER SHOOTING SUSPECT BAIL-TRX OC SS VO


THE MAN CHARGED WITH MURDERING A YOUNG DAD IN A TAMPA MOVIE THEATER IS NOW OUT OF JAIL.

71 YEAR OLD CURTIS REEVES IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AND KILLING CHAD OULSON.

WITNESSES SAY HE WAS IRRITATED THAT OULSON WAS TEXTING THE BABY-SITTER.

PART OF THE FIGHT *CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE CAMERA.

WAS PLAYED AT REEVES' FEBRUARY HEARING. APPEARS TO SHOW REEVES IN A FIGHT WITH OULSON WHO IS OFF CAMERA.

OULSON THROWS POPCORN AT REEVES.THEN REEVES DRAWS A GUN.

THE JUDGE INITIALLY DENIED BAIL IN FEBRUARY.

BUT ON FRIDAY HE REVERSED HIS POSITION SAYING IN PART: "THE RECORD SUGGESTS NO SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES. THAT WOULD JUSTIFY A DECISION TO DENY PRETRIAL RELEASE." Return to index of stories...


MISS FLORIDA CROWNED-OC VO


THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS CROWNED THIS YEARS REPRESENTATIVE.

FOR THE MISS U-S-A PAGEANT!

23 YEAR OLD ASHLEIGH LOLLIE IS WILL REPRESENT FLORIDA IN THE MISS USA PAGEANT.

THE WINNERS FROM THE STATE PAGEANTS COMPETE IN THE MISS USA PAGEANT. WHICH FEEDS INTO THE MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT.

THERE WERE 70 CONTESTANTS FROM ACROSS THE STATE.

CONGRATS AND GOOD LUCK TO ASHLEIGH! Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

Monday afternoon will starts with mainly clear skies and mild temperatures. A few northbound scattered showers may scrape our coastal communities, but coverage of this rain should be isolated.

We'll head into the low to mid 90s for highs this afternoon, with heat index values feeling about 5 degrees warmer than our temperatures.

Winds today will be from the south-southeast this morning, turning onshore by late morning toward midday. After starting with mainly clear skies, clouds will build through the midday and early afternoon.

Scattered showers and storms are expected through the afternoon hours. The I-75 and highway 41 corridors will be right in the path of the afternoon storms.

The overall weather pattern in Southwest Florida will change for the next few days. A cold front will move through into the southeastern United States Tuesday through Thursday. That will influence our weather by shifting the winds to become south and southwesterly.

With those onshore winds, we stand the chance for some rain or storms to move onshore in the morning hours, especially on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

TROPICAL UPDATE

There continues to be no tropical cyclones active in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. No tropical cyclone development is anticipated in the next three to five days. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX SSTOPS


UPDATING AN N-B-C-2 TRAFFIC ALERT.

A DRIVER WITH THE LEE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LOSES CONTROL AND ROLLS THE VEHICLE.

OUR TEAM IN THE NEWSROOM JUST GOT AN UPDATE FROM DEPUTIES.

ALL LANES ARE STILL BLOCKED ON CEMETERY ROAD. EAST OF BUCKINGHAM ROAD.

NO WORD YET ON THE CONDITION OF THE DRIVER. Return to index of stories...


CENSORING MOTHERHOOD-TRX OC SS


it's A BIG TALKER TODAY.

CENSORING PREGNANCY PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM.

NOW THERE'S A BIG SOCIAL MEDIA PUSH TO CHANGE THAT.

IT COMES AFTER TWO WOMEN STARTED THE "4TH TRIMESTER BODIES PROJECT."

IT CELEBRATES HOW THE BODY CHANGES AFTER PREGNANCY.

BUT THEIR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN *NINE TIMES.

AND THEY'VE BEEN LOCKED OUT OF FACEBOOK FOR ABOUT 100 DAYS TOTAL.

YOU CAN LEARN MORE AND GET INVOLVED BY USING THE HASHTAG "STOP CENSORING MOTHERHOOD."

IT'S AN EFFORT TO CONVINCE SOCIAL NETWORKS TO ALLOW THE IMAGES.

WHICH ARE MEANT TO NORMALIZE THE SIGHT OF REAL MOMS' BODIES. Return to index of stories...


SPOONS MEDICINE MISTAKES-OTS


IF YOU'RE ESTIMATING. YOU COULD BE GIVING YOUR CHILD. A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DOSE.

A NEW STUDY SAYS IMPRECISE MEASUREMENT WHEN IT COMES TO MEDICINE.

CAN LEAD TO DOSING MISTAKES.

THE STUDY PUBLISHED IN PEDIATRICS SAYS. DROPPERS AND SYRINGES THAT MEASURE IN MILLILITERS SHOULD BE USED FOR LIQUID MEDICINES. NOT SPOONS. Return to index of stories...


ALZHEIMERS TEST-OC VO


YOUR SENSE OF SMELL. COULD BE AN INDICATION OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT A DECREASED ABILITY TO CORRECTLY IDENTIFY ODORS.

COULD ASSOCIATE WITH THE LOSS OF BRAIN CELL FUNCTION.

RESEARCHERS ALSO FOUND THAT AN EYE EXAM COULD HELP IN EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF ALZHEIMER'S.

WHILE MORE RESEARCH IS NEEDED. DOCTORS SAY THESE FINDINGS ARE PROMISING BECAUSE IT WOULD MAKE DETECTION LESS INVASIVE.

AND COULD ALLOW FOR EARLIER TREATMENT. Return to index of stories...


HITTING THE GYM AND GPAS-OC VO


WE'RE AWARE OF THE PHYSICAL BENEFITS WHEN WE HIT THE GYM.

BUT NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS IT ALSO HELPS US THINK BETTER.

IT LOOKED AT COLLEGE KIDS AND SHOWED A POWERFUL LINK BETWEEN THOSE WHO HAD FITNESS CENTER MEMBERSHIPS.

AND THOSE WHO GOT GOOD GRADES

STUDENTS WHO WERE MEMBERS OF THE GYM OR INVOLVED IN RECREATIONAL SPORTS DURING THEIR FIRST TWO YEARS IN COLLEGE.

WENT ON TO HAVE HIGHER G-P-A'S OVERALL.

PLUS. THOSE WHO HAD MEMBERSHIPS WERE LESS LIKELY TO DROP OUT OF SCHOOL THAN THOSE WHO DIDN'T. Return to index of stories...


ORGANIC PRODUCE-OC VO


NEW RESEARCH REVEALS THERE ARE BENEFITS TO EATING ORGANIC FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.

BRITISH SCIENTISTS FOUND ORGANIC PRODUCE CONTAIN 17-PERCENT *MORE ANTIOXIDANTS THAN TRADITIONALLY GROWN CROPS.

ORGANIC FRUITS AND VEGGIES ALSO CONTAIN SIGNIFICANTLY FEWER PESTICIDES.

AND WHILE THE STUDY DOES NOT CLAIM EATING ORGANIC FOODS LEADS TO BETTER HEALTH. PREVIOUS RESEARCH HAS SHOWN ANTIOXIDANTS MAY LOWER THE RISK OF CANCER AND OTHER DISEASES.

AMERICANS SPENT ABOUT 32-BILLION DOLLARS ON ORGANIC FOODS LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


FAST FOOD STRESS-2SH


IT'S EASY TO INDULGE IN COMFORT FOODS.

BUT IT TURNS OUT WHEN YOU LEAN ON THOSE HIGH FAT MEALS IN TIMES OF STRESS.

RESEARCHERS SAY YOU'RE LIKELY TO GAIN MORE WEIGHT THAN NORMAL.

ERIKA EDWARDS LOOKED AT THE LATEST STUDY ON OBESITY. Return to index of stories...


FAST FOOD STRESS-PKG


FAST AND EASY -- THAT'S THE REQUIREMENT TANIA SARRIA HAS FOR HER MEALS.

SHE PUTS IN AT LEAST TEN HOURS A DAY AS A PROJECT MANAGER FOR A SOFTWARE SERVICES COMPANY -- AND HER STRESSFUL SCHEDULE DOESN'T ALLOW FOR MUCH ELSE.

"You take a quick 15-20 minutes to go grab your food and then you bring it back to your desk, dial into your meeting and you try to eat it in between your meetings."

FAST FOOD IS A PROVEN CONTRIBUTOR TO OBESITY -- BUT NOW A SMALL STUDY OUT OF OHIO STATE'S WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER SUGGESTS WOMEN WHO EAT THOSE MEALS WHILE STRESSED -- MAY PACK ON MORE POUNDS.

RESEARCHERS ASKED NEARLY SIXTY MIDDLE-AGE WOMEN TO DISCUSS HOW STRESSFUL THEIR LIVES WERE THE DAY BEFORE.

THEY THEN FED THEM A HIGH FAT MEAL TO SEE HOW THEIR METABOLISMS REACTED.

"When the women reported having at least one stressor in their life the day before we were doing the test, that actually reduced their ability to burn calories."

"The difference was about 104 calories. Which is no big deal for a single day, but if you took that across a year, it could be almost 11 pounds."

OUTSIDE EXPERTS SAY IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT TWO-THIRDS OF THE PARTICIPANTS WERE BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS WHO WEIGHED SLIGHTLY MORE THAN THE OTHER WOMEN AND THEY WERE MORE LIKELY TO BE DEPRESSED -- FACTORS THAT COULD SKEW THE RESULTS.

ALSO, LITTLE WAS KNOWN ABOUT HOW THEIR PAST TREATMENT MAY HAVE IMPACTED THEIR METABOLISM.

EXPERTS SAY ONE MESSAGE IS CLEAR: TURNING TO HIGH-FAT FOOD WHILE STRESSED MAY SATISFY YOUR NEED FOR CONVENIENT COMFORT FOODS, BUT IT MAY NOT BE COMFORTING THE NEXT TIME YOU STEP ON A SCALE.

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


FAST FOOD STRESS-OC CG


THE RESEARCHERS SAY MEN HAVE MORE MUSCLE THAN WOMEN.

WHICH IMPACTS HOW THEY METABOLIZE FOOD.

SO THESE RESULTS MAY ONLY APPLY TO WOMEN.

THE MOST COMMON STRESSORS REPORTED WERE AN ARGUMENT WITH A COWORKER.

A DISAGREEMENT WITH A FRIEND.

AND TROUBLE WITH CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


RESTAURANT WAIT TIMES-OC SS


RESTAURANT WAIT TIMES ARE NEARLY *DOUBLING.

BUT BEFORE YOU BLAME THE WAIT STAFF. IT MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH YOU!

SURVEILLANCE VIDEOS FOUND THE AVERAGE TIME FROM START TO FINISH IN 2004 WAS 1 HOUR AND 5 MINUTES.

IN 2014 IT WAS 1 HOUR AND 55 MINUTES.

WHAT'S THE HOLD UP?

CUSTOMERS NOWADAYS ARE TOO PRE-OCCUPIED WITH THEIR CELL PHONES. TAKING PHOTOS, ETC. Return to index of stories...


SLIM JIM SALUTES-OC VO


YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR MILITARY. THROUGH "SLIM JIM". BY SENDING A PERSONALIZED MESSAGE ON A WRAPPER.

YOU JUST LOG ON TO "SLIM JIM DOT COM SLASH TROOPS".

A MILLION OF THE PERSONALIZED SLIM JIMS WILL BE SHIPPED TO ABOUT A DOZEN "USO" BASES. FOR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN.

THE SLIM JIM FOLKS SAY THE MEAT STICKS ARE ONE OF THE MOST REQUESTED SNACKS AMONG U-S FORCES. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


nats of hail

YOU MAY BE ASKING YOURSELF WHAT THE HAIL WHEN YOU SEE THIS VIDEO.

AHEAD AT FOUR WE'LL SHOW YOU WHERE THIS MASSIVE AND SUDDEN HAIL STORM IS CREATING A VIRAL SENSATION.

PLUS ITS AN AMAZING STORY.

NBC2 UNCOVERS NEW VIDEO OF A REPORT THAT A LITTLE GIRL WAKES UP IN THE MIDDLE OF HER OWN FUNERAL.

IT'S THE STORY YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO MISS. Return to index of stories...


A) SIBERIAN HAIL-NATS TOPS VO


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B) GIRL WAKES UP FUNERAL-VOTOPS


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COSTA CONCORDIA-2SH VO


IT'S BEEN SUBMERGED IN THE WATER FOR A FEW YEARS NOW.

FINALLY TODAY. THE WRECKAGE OF THE COSTA CONCORDIA HAS SUCCESSFULLY BEEN RE-FLOATED.

THIRTY TWO PEOPLE DIED WHEN THE CRUISE LINER CAPSIZED OFF THE ITALIAN COAST IN JANUARY 2012.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE OPERATION TO FLOAT THE CRUISE SHIP WENT OFF WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS.

NEXT THE OPERATION TO TOW THE VESSEL TO GENOA.

SHOULD START ON JULY 21ST.

IT'S EXPECTED TO TAKE FIVE DAYS.

THE OPERATION TO REMOVE THE WRECKAGE HAS BEEN VASTLY EXPENSIVE. ABOUT TWO BILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


TS1) PINE MANOR SITUATION-TRX VOTOPS


LETS GET YOU CAUGHT UP ON TODAYS TOP STORIES.

DEPUTIES SAY A MAN BROKE INTO A WOMAN'S HOUSE AND ATTACKED HER WITH A CROWBAR ON NORTH PINE DRIVE IN FORT MYERS.

NEIGHBORS SAY THE VICTIM WAS HOME ALONE WHEN THE MAN BROKE THROUGH THE WINDOW THIS MORNING.

THE INVESTIGATION WAS first CONSIDERED A SEX-CRIME BUT WAS CHANGED TO A ROBBERY CASE.

THE VICTIM HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.

DEPUTIES TELL US THEY DO HAVE A SUSPECT. Return to index of stories...


TS2) PRESCRIBED BURNS-VOTOPS


RIGT NOW A PRESCRIBED BURN IS HAPPENING ON SANIBEL.

DING DARLING PARK OFFICIALS ARE FOCUSING ON AN AREA NORTH OF SANIBEL CAPTIVA ROAD.

AND WEST OF TARPON ROAD.

IT'S TO REDUCE BRUSH FIRES.

IF SMOKE IS IN YOUR AREA. MAKE SURE TO CLOSE YOUR WINDOWS, COVER POOLS AND MINIMIZE YOUR TIME OUTSIDE. Return to index of stories...


TS3) BEN NELSON FM-VOTOPS


U-S SENATOR BILL NELSON IS IN FORT MYERS.

TODAY HE'S ADDRESSING CONCERNS REGARDING OIL DRILLING NEAR THE EVERGLADES.

THOSE AGAINST THE DRILLING ARE ASKING THE SENATOR TO BAN A DRILLING SITE SOUTH OF LAKE TRAFFORD.

AND CONSIDER A BUFFER ZONE FROM POTENTIAL DRILL SITES TO FAMILY HOMES.

JUST LAST WEEK. THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY ANNOUNCED THEY'RE PULLING THEIR PERMIT REQUEST FOR A SITE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES. Return to index of stories...


MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


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


CLOSE-3-SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


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