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DIRECTOR'S PAGE TZ3B) COMCAST CALL-SOTVO
HL1) BONITA CROSSWALK-TRX VOTOPS NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
HL2) BANK ROBBER-TRX VOTOPS TS1) BONITA CROSSWALK-TC MON VO
FIRST WEATHER-CLIP TS2) SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS-TC MON VO
FIRST WEATHER-WX TS3) GAS PUMP STIPS-TC MON VO
BONITA CROSSWALK-2 SHOT MAP FLY COLLIER DEMANDS DUE-TRX OC VO
BONITA CROSSWALK-REMLIVE COLLIER DEMANDS DUE-SOTVO
BONITA CROSSWALK-SOT LEHIGH OIL DRILLING-TRXVOTOPS
BONITA CROSSWALK-REMLIVE CHARCO JUSTICE CENTER EXPANSION-OC VO
GAS PUMP STRIPS BROKEN-TRX-OC VO CHARCO JUSTICE CENTER EXPANSION-SOTVO
GAS PUMP STRIPS BROKEN-SOTVO LAKE MANOR IMPROVEMENTS-OC-CG
BANK ROBBER ON CAM-TRXVOTOPS PG WIRE FRAUD-OTS
COLLIER FLOOD PLAN MEETING-OTS VIDBOX COMCAST CUSTOMER CALL-INTRO
PAYCHECK FOR PATRIOTS-TRX-VO COMCAST CUSTOMER CALL-PKG
PAYCHECK FOR PATRIOTS-SOTVO JUSTIN BEIBER HEARING-OC VO
TAMP TEEN RETURNS TODAY-TRX OC VO REPORTER SHOT AT-INTRO
SENATE BIRTH CONTROL-OC VO REPORTER SHOT AT-PKG
PREGNANCY IN THE WORKPLACE-PLASMA TENNIS FOR THE BLIND-OC, VO
PREGNANCY IN THE WORKPLACE-VIDBOX TENNIS FOR THE BLIND-SOTVO
PREGNANCY IN THE WORKPLACE-PLASMA TEASE FOUR-TRX
IMMIGRATION PROTEST-INTRO TZ4A) CADILLIAC HOT TUB-VOWIPE
IMMIGRATION PROTEST-PKG TZ4B) FIRST SELFIE EVER-VOTOPS
NEW VA HEAD TESTIFIES-VO WEATHER TEASE-STC
SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS-TRX-VO FIRST SPACE SELFIE-ON CAM
SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS-SOTVO FIRST SPACE SELFIE-PKG
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
TZ1A) BIKERS HIT-VOTOPS WEATHER-WX WALL
TZ1B) NY FIREFIGHTERS-VOTOPS CADILLIAC HOT TUB-PLASMA
WEATHER-STC CADILLIAC HOT TUB-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP CALIFORNIA BREAK UP-VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL TUBE TO WORK DAY-VO
PHONE SCAM-TRX PLASMA VO TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
PHONE SCAM-SOT OC PLASMA TAG TZ5A) PLANE AND WHALE-VO
BIKERS HIT-TRX BUBBA VO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
BIKERS HIT-SOT BUBBA OC TAG HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
DISABLED FIREFIGHTER SUES FORT MYERS-OTS-VO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
DISABLED FIREFIGHTER SUES FORT MYERS-SOTVO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
NY FIREFIGHTERS CALENDAR-OC VO PLANE AND WHALE-VOTOPS
NY FIREFIGHTERS CALENDAR-SOTVO HERSHY PRICES SOAR-VOTOPS
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT NEW AT NOON TEASE-----
FL WEEKLY-ON CAM NOON TZA) BONITA CROSSWALK-TRX BNR SOT
FL WEEKLY-FSS (3) NOON TZB) ROAD RAGE DRIVER HIT-TRX VOTOPS
TEASE THREE--- NOON TZC) WX TZ-TRX WX CTR
TZ3A) TENNIS FOR THE BLIND-VOTOPS CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


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HL1) BONITA CROSSWALK-TRX VOTOPS


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW--

CROSS THE STREET ON BONITA BEACH IS ABOUT TO BECOME MORE SAFE.

FIND OUT WHAT CONSTRUCTION CREWS ARE DOING TO PREVENT PEDESTRIANS FROM GETTING HIT. Return to index of stories...


HL2) BANK ROBBER-TRX VOTOPS


AND CAUGHT ON VIDEO.

A TERRIFYING MOMEMENT FOR SOME EMPLOYEES. AS THIS GUY HOPS OVER THE COUNTER AND ROBS A BANK IN CAPE CORAL. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX


WIDESPREAD SHOWERS FOR WEDNESDAY

A few morning showers will be likely to start Wednesday off.

Later on in the afternoon showers and storms will be likely again. Some of which could be on the stronger side. Will keep the clouds around for a good chunk of the day with a few breaks here and there. This will help keep a lid temperatures from getting too hot.

Area wide many will struggle to get out of the upper 80s, those that do stay right around 90° or 91°.

Some storms will still be going heading into the early evening hours tonight. After those fizzle out, clouds begin to dissipate.

Onshore flow will increase the changes for more morning storms again Thursday morning. Overall Thursday's forecast looks to be very similar to what were expecting today.

TRACKING THE TROPICS

Things are quiet in the Gulf, Caribbean and Atlantic waters. No major activity expected in coming days. Return to index of stories...


BONITA CROSSWALK-2 SHOT MAP FLY


IF YOU'VE EVER CROSSED HICKORY ROAD IN FRONT OF DOCS BEACH HOUSE YOU KNOW HOW IMPATIENT DRIVERS CAN BE. THAT IS ABOUT TO CHANGE.

GOOD MORNING IM LISA SPOONER.

AND IM CHAD OLIVER

NBC 2'S SAM SWEENEY IS THERE THIS MORNING TO TELL US HOW A SMALL PROJECT WILL MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. Return to index of stories...


BONITA CROSSWALK-REMLIVE


CHAD LISA---

CREWS ARE JUST GETTING INTO PLACE HERE TO BEGIN THIS SMALL PROJECT THAT WILL HAVE A BIG IMPACT.

HERE'S WHATS HAPPENING HERE. FOUR TO 500 PEOPLE HIT THIS BUTTON EVERYDAY TO HELP CROSS THE STREET--- THEY THINK THIS WILL FORCE DRIVERS TO STOP--- BUT THAT OFTEN NOT THE CASE. AND IT GIVES THEM A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY.

HERE'S WHY. THE FIRST CARS STOP IN THE MAIN LANES. BUT IMPATIENT DRIVERS TRY TO GO AROUND THEM IN THE TURNING LANE. THATS WHERE PEOPLE ALMOST GET HIT.

NOW THE COUNTY WANTS TO PREVENT A TRADEGY.

SO HERES WHAT THESE GUYS ARE DOING RIGHT NOW. THEY WILL TAKE OUT THIS TURN LANE AND IMPROVE MARKINGS IN IN THE STREET.

THE MARKIGNS ARE DESIGNED TO ALERT DRIVERS TO STOP WELL BEFORE THE CROSS WALK. Return to index of stories...


BONITA CROSSWALK-SOT


"i think somehow when people are crossing you just. you really cant see them. i mean it is an issue. so i dont know that you need a traffic light here but maybe something stronger to indicate that pedestrians are here." Return to index of stories...


BONITA CROSSWALK-REMLIVE


TAKE LIVE

THE COUNTY SAYS WITH A 12,000 PRICE TAG.ITS A SMALL PRICE TO PAY FOR WHAT COULD END UP SAVING A LOT OF LIVES.

CREWS WILL REMAIN OUT HERE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS--- I'M TOLD IT SHOULD NOT AFFECT TRAFFIC FLOW.

REPORTING LIVE ON BONITA BEACH SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


GAS PUMP STRIPS BROKEN-TRX-OC VO


GAS STATIONS ARE USING NEW SECURITY MEASURES TO CALM FEARS ABOUT CARD SKIMMERS.

IN SOME CASES THOUGH - THE PLAN IS BACKFIRING.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS FOUND FOUR ILLEGAL SKIMMING DEVICES ATTACHED TO PUMPS SINCE MAY.

THIEVES USE THEM TO STEAL CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.

THIS PROMPTED AREA STATIONS TO PUT SECURITY TAPE OVER THEIR CARD READERS, LETTING CUSTOMERS KNOW THEY HAVEN'T BEEN TAMPERED WITH.

BUT THERE'S A PROBLEM, VANDALS ARE CUTTING OR REMOVING THE TAPE.

HERE'S WHAT A PUMP REPAIRMAN SUGGESTS DOING IF YOU SPOT THIS. Return to index of stories...


GAS PUMP STRIPS BROKEN-SOTVO


"go to the next pump and tell the clerk your tape's cut up on the card reader and I didn't use the pump."

LATIGO SAYS IT'S NOT EASY TO ATTACH SKIMMING DEVICES, SO CHANCES ARE THE PUMPS ARE JUST FINE. Return to index of stories...


BANK ROBBER ON CAM-TRXVOTOPS


NOW AN NBC-2 CRIME ALERT. ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY IN CAPE CORAL.

THESE ARE NEW SURVEILLANCE PICTURES INTO OUR NEWSROOM.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS GUY.

YOU CAN SEE A MAN WITH A GUN JUMPING OVER THE TELLER'S COUNTER.

IT HAPPENED AT THE BUSEY BANK ON DEL PRADO TWO WEEKS AGO.

WITNESSES SAY HE MAY HAVE DISGUISED HIS FACE WITH PANTYHOSE AND A TOWEL.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING YOU ARE ASKED TO GIVE CAPE POLICE A CALL. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER FLOOD PLAN MEETING-OTS VIDBOX


LOOKING AHEAD TODAY.

THERE'S AN IMPORTANT MEETING ABOUT FLOODING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

YOU'RE INVITED TO COME OUT AND GIVE FEEDBACK ON A NEW FLOOD PLAN.

THIS IS SO THAT COLLIER CAN MAINTAIN FEMA EMERGENCY DISASTER FUNDING.

THE COUNTY WILL GIVE YOU ALL SORTS OF INFORMATION ON FLOODING HAZARDS.

THEY'LL TALK STORMWATER FLOODING, COASTAL FLOODING, AND WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SEVERE STORMS.

THE PUBLIC MEETING IS TONIGHT FROM 5-15 TO 7:00.

HAPPENING AT THE GROWTH MANAGEMENT DIVISION ON NORTH HORSESHOE DRIVE IN NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


PAYCHECK FOR PATRIOTS-TRX-VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING.

FLORIDA VETERANS HAVE A UNIQUE CHANCE TO FIND CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT.

SEVERAL STATE AGENCIES ARE TEAMING UP WITH BUSINESSES AND LOCAL WORKFORCE BOARDS TO HELP VETS FIND JOBS TODAY.

THE "PAYCHECKS FOR PATRIOTS" EVENT IS HAPPNING RIGHT NOW AT THE CAREERSOURCE OFFICE IN NAPLES.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SAYS VETS HAVE A UNIQUE SKILL SET. THAT SETS THEM APART FROM OTHER APPLICANTS. Return to index of stories...


PAYCHECK FOR PATRIOTS-SOTVO


They want to get jobs like everyone else. We think that veteran populations are actually one of the best potential employed populations out there. They have been well trained by Uncle Sam. They are dedicated employees; they usually have great skills they picked up in the military that are easily transferrable into the employment environment."

TODAYS JOB FAIRS WILL LAST UNTIL 2 THIS AFTERNOON AND ARE OPEN TO VETERANS, ACTIVE MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES.

LAST YEAR'S INAUGURAL PAYCHECKS FOR PATRIOTS EVENT HAD MORE THAN 200 EMPLOYERS INTERVIEWING MORE THAN 15 HUNDRED VETERANS. Return to index of stories...


TAMP TEEN RETURNS TODAY-TRX OC VO


A TAMPA TEENAGER SEVERELY BEATEN BY ISRAELI SECURITY OFFICERS IS EXPECTED TO RETURN HOME TO FLORIDA TODAY.

15-YEAR-OLD TARIQ KHDEIR IS THE COUSIN OF A PALESTINIAN TEEN WHO WAS ABDUCTED AND KILLED IN JERUSALEM EARLIER THIS MONTH.

THIS VIDEO SHOWS HIM BEING BEATEN BY TWO MEN IN ISRAELI SECURITY FORCE UNIFORMS.

THE BEATING HAPPENED AFTER HE PROTESTED HIS COUSIN'S DEATH.

ONE OF THE OFFICERS WAS SUSPENDED FOR TWO WEEKS.

KHDEIR SERVED HOUSE ARREST, AND HAS BEEN RELEASED BACK TO FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


SENATE BIRTH CONTROL-OC VO


BIRTH CONTROL IS UP FOR DEBATE AGAIN ON CAPITAL HILL.

THE SENATE IS PREPARING TO VOTE ON A BILL AIMED AT ENSURING WOMEN HAVE HAVE CONTRACEPTION COVERAGE THROUGH THEIR EMPLOYER.

THE BILL WOULD FORCE COVERAGE EVEN IF A COMPANY HAS A RELIGIOUS OBJECTION TO IT.

THE SUPREME COURT RECENTLY RULED EMPLOYERS DON'T HAVE TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR BIRTH CONTROL METHODS THEIR FAITH PROHIBITS.

THE BILL IS UNLIKELY TO DRAW THE 60 VOTES NEEDED TO ADVANCE IN THE SENATE. Return to index of stories...


PREGNANCY IN THE WORKPLACE-PLASMA


PREGNANT WOMEN HAVE NEW PROTECTIONS AGAINST ON-THE-JOB DISCRIMINATION.

INTERESTING. BECAUSE THIS PERTAINS TO BOTH WOMEN *AND MEN AND WILL AFFECT ALL KINDS OF BUSINESSES.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THESE GUIDELINES HAVE BEEN UPDATED IN 30 YEARS!

THE MESSAGE NOW. SEX DISCRIMINATION AGAINST EXPECTING MOTHERS IS ILLEGAL AND WILL *NOT BE TOLERATED. Return to index of stories...


PREGNANCY IN THE WORKPLACE-VIDBOX


THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION APPROVED THE NEW GUIDELINES LAST NIGHT IN A 3-2 VOTE.

HERE IS WHAT CHANGED UNDER THE GUIDELINES:

EMPLOYERS CANNOT FORCE PREGNANT WORKERS TO TAKE LEAVE. AND MUST PROVIDE "LIGHT WORK" FOR PREGNANT WORKERS TO DO.

LACTATION IS NOW COVERED AS A PREGNANCY-RELATED MEDICAL CONDITION.

AND MEN-LISTEN UP-

YOU WILL NOW BE PROTECTED TOO.

THE GUIDELINES SAY MEN AND WOMEN MUST BE TREATED THE SAME WHEN IT COMES TO PARENTAL LEAVE. Return to index of stories...


PREGNANCY IN THE WORKPLACE-PLASMA


THIS MORNING. THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION IS CALLING THIS A VICTORY.

THEY SAY IT'S THE FIRST STEP TO STOP FORCING PREGNANT WORKERS OFF THE JOB. Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRATION PROTEST-INTRO


PROTESTS ARE SPREADING, AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STRUGGLES TO DEAL WITH WHAT DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ARE CALLING A "HUMANITARIAN CRISIS."

AS ANDREW SPENCER REPORTS, LAWMAKERS ARE LOOKING AT WAYS TO ADDRESS THE INFLUX OF IMMIGRANTS CROSSING THE U-S ILLEGALLY. Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRATION PROTEST-PKG


WITH WORD THE CITY WOULD SOON HOUSE DOZENS OF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN.

"You're just lucky. You're not better. None of you are better than them."

.THE OFTEN-EMOTIONAL DEMONSTRATIONS SPREAD TO ORACLE, ARIZONA. THE COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW WHERE PEOPLE WHO HAVE CROSSED THE U-S BORDER ILLEGALLY ARE BEING HELD.

"Not only for transparency but this significant public safety and potentially a public health issue, absolutely, I believe the public has a right to know."

WITH THE INFLUX OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF IMMIGRANTS -- ESPECIALLY UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN FROM CENTRAL AMERICA -- THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HAS REACHED OUT TO SOME CITIES, SUCH AS LOS ANGELES, FOR HELP.

"They didn't ask the city to take in personally through public housing or anything else, but asked us to convene non-profit groups that have experience with refugees, with asylum seekers, with immigrants."

SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE PUSHING A PLAN THEY SAY WOULD allow for quick deportations for MOST MINORS WHO HAVE CROSSED THE BORDER ILLEGALLY, BUT SOME DEMOCRATS AT LEAST AREN'T SUPPORTING IT.

"I think that it's too broad. It addresses more than just the border problem.

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NEW VA HEAD TESTIFIES-VO


THE V-A MEDICAL SYSTEM WILL BE ON THE AGENDA TODAY.

THE ACTING SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, SLOAN GIBSON, WILL TESTIFY BEFORE THE SENATE VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE.

LAWMAKERS WILL BE FOCUSING ON WHAT THE AGENCY HAS DONE TO ADDRESS RECENT PROBLEMS.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO QUESTION GIBSON ON WHAT THE AGENCY IS DOING TO CORRECT LONG WAIT TIMES FOR PATIENTS. AND HOLD THE PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE WHO FALSIFIED RECORDS. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS-TRX-VO


IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE. BUT WE ARE JUST FIVE WEEKS AWAY FROM A NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

AND *THAT MEANS THERE'S A CHECK LIST FOR PARENTS TO START WORKING ON.

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEMS. MAKING SURE YOUR CHILDREN ARE UP-TO-DATE ON THEIR VACCINES AND IMMUNIZATIONS.

AND THIS MORNING. OFFICIALS AT THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN LEE COUNTY ARE URGING YOU TO GET YOUR CHILDREN VACCINATED EARLY.

RIGHT NOW WAIT TIMES AT CLINICS ARE MUCH SHORTER THAN THEY WILL BE NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS-SOTVO


"come august, the two weeks before school starts, it is crazy busy. Anyone who shows up in that time period will wait for hours. But right now it's July and we're finding out parking lot and waiting room is not so terribly busy. So we would encourage people to come early. Come now. "

REMEMBER IF YOUR CHILD IS STARTING SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME. THEY NEED SEVERAL VACCINES.

ALSO. IF THEY ARE GOING INTO SEVENTH GRADE. THE LIST OF REQUIRED VACCINES CHANGE.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN LEE COUNTY OFFERS FREE VACCINES AT THERE CLINIC ON MICHIGAN AVENUE IN FORT MYERS.

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TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


A MORNING OF FUN FOR CYCLISTS TURNS INTO A EMERGENCY SITUATION.

FIND OUT HOW THREE LEE COUNTY BIKERS ALL GOT HIT BY A CAR SATURDAY.

AND THE CHANGE THEY WANT TO SEE HAPPEN.

PLUS. A CALENDAR SHOWING OFF THE BODIES OF NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS IS NOW SHOWING OFF A LITTLE BIT MORE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) BIKERS HIT-VOTOPS


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TZ1B) NY FIREFIGHTERS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


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

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

WIDESPREAD SHOWERS FOR WEDNESDAY

A few morning showers will be likely to start Wednesday off.

Later on in the afternoon showers and storms will be likely again. Some of which could be on the stronger side. Will keep the clouds around for a good chunk of the day with a few breaks here and there. This will help keep a lid temperatures from getting too hot.

Area wide many will struggle to get out of the upper 80s, those that do stay right around 90° or 91°.

Some storms will still be going heading into the early evening hours tonight. After those fizzle out, clouds begin to dissipate.

Onshore flow will increase the changes for more morning storms again Thursday morning. Overall Thursday's forecast looks to be very similar to what were expecting today.

TRACKING THE TROPICS

Things are quiet in the Gulf, Caribbean and Atlantic waters. No major activity expected in coming days. Return to index of stories...


PHONE SCAM-TRX PLASMA VO


AUTHORITIES ARE WARNING PEOPLE AGAINST A NEW SCAM WHERE CALLERS POSE AS LOCAL DETECTIVES, AND THREATEN TO ARREST YOU IF YOU DON'T GIVE THEM MONEY.

IT HAPPENED TO A LEHIGH ACRES WOMAN.

JEAN HARRELL RECEIVED A CALL FROM A WOMAN CLAIMING SHE WORKED AT A FRAUD DEPARTMENT.

SHE SAID HARRELL OWED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MORE THAN 700 DOLLARS BY 5PM OR SHE WOULD GO TO JAIL.

MINUTES LATER. A MAN CALLED CLAIMING HE WAS A DETECTIVE WITH THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT AND HE WOULD ARREST HER IF SHE DIDN'T PAY.

THE CALLER ID SHOWED HE WAS IN FACT CALLING FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

BUT AUTHORITIES SAY, ANYONE CAN DISGUISE THEIR PHONE NUMBER, SIMPLY BY DOWNLOADING A SOFTWARE. Return to index of stories...


PHONE SCAM-SOT OC PLASMA TAG


We've come across various types of frauds and phone scams in the past

but nothing that the information is couples with an officers name and

phone number is actually our departments number.

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY THEY WOULD NEVER CALL AND DEMAND MONEY.

THEY ARE INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


BIKERS HIT-TRX BUBBA VO


A MORNING OF FUN TAKES A TRAGIC TURN.

ONE CAR HIT SEVERAL CYCLISTS.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY 84-YEAR-OLD LESTER LEE WAS BEHIND THE WHEEL WHEN HE TOOK OUT THREE BIKERS SATURDAY MORNING.

ANOTHER BIKER WAS INJURED WHILE TRYING TO AVOID CRASHING.

IT HAPPENED ON SAN CARLOS BOULEVARD NEAR THE MATANZAS PASS BRIDGE.

DEPUTIES BELIEVE THE DRIVER HAD A MEDICAL PROBLEM BEHIND THE WHEEL.

HE TOLD DEPUTIES HE WAS ON HIS WAS TO PLAY BRIDGE.

BIKERS SAY A TRAVEL LANE JUST FOR THEM IS HEAVILY NEEDED AFTER THEIR LIVES WERE ALMOST TAKEN. Return to index of stories...


BIKERS HIT-SOT BUBBA OC TAG


"We've got light traffic. Perfect visibility. Beautiful day. This is

about as safe as it ever gets on a bicycle. Less than a minute later,

I felt a hard impact and I was down on the ground."

ONE CYCLIST REMAINS IN THE HOSPITAL.

THE DRIVER WAS CITED FOR CARELESS DRIVING AND AN EXPIRED TAG. Return to index of stories...


DISABLED FIREFIGHTER SUES FORT MYERS-OTS-VO


THE CITY OF FORT MYERS IS BEING SUED BY ONE OF ITS FIREFIGHTERS FOR DISCRIMINATION.

BILL MILLER HAS BEEN WITH THE DEPARTMENT FOR ALMOST SIX YEARS.

HE SAYS THE FIRE DEPARTMENT REFUSES TO PROMOTE HIM BECAUSE HE ONLY HAS ONE EYE.

HE LOST IT TO CANCER. WHEN HE WAS FIVE--YEARS-OLD.

MILLER'S ATTORNEY SAYS THE CHIEF IS USING NATIONAL FIRE GUIDELINES AS AN EXCUSE TO AVOID PROMOTING THE FIREFIGHTER. Return to index of stories...


DISABLED FIREFIGHTER SUES FORT MYERS-SOTVO


Bill Miller, Fort Myers Firefighter

:56:38 I just want a chance to compete. if those guys are better, let

them win, but I want a chance to get in there.

:05

BUTT SOT

Ben Yormak, Attorney

:58:09 let him on the playing field and may the best person win. if

thats him, its him, if its not, its not. but theyre not even letting

him on the field to play and thats fundamentally unfair.

:10

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT DECLINED TO COMMENT.

MILLER'S ATTORNEY SAYS THEY WILL BE MEETING WITH THE CITY AND A JUDGE FOR A MEDIATION SESSION TODAY. IN HOPES OF COMING TO AN AGREEMENT.

COUNT ON US TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


NY FIREFIGHTERS CALENDAR-OC VO


FOR THE FIRST TIME, NEW YORK'S FIREFIGHTER'S CALENDAR FEATURES A MORE FEMININE SIDE.

DANAE MINES IS THE FIRST FEMALE FIREFIGHTER TO DEBUT IN THE CALENDAR.

THE 11-YEAR VETERAN SAYS MOST OF ALL, SHE'S PROUD TO REPRESENT F-D-N-Y AND HER BOROUGH.

THIS YEAR MARKS THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEPARTMENT AND THE FIRST TIME A WOMAN HAS APPEARED IN THE POPULAR CALENDAR. Return to index of stories...


NY FIREFIGHTERS CALENDAR-SOTVO


"I think it's great. You know, I would love to inspire other women to come on the job."

THE BRONX NATIVE SAYS SHE'S PROUD TO REPRESENT THE MONTH OF MARCH, WHICH IS ALSO WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


EACH YEAR THE ARTS BRING BIG BUCKS TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AND A SMALL PIZZA BUSINESS IS ATTEMPTING TO BRING A NEW EDGY MUSIC SCENE TO CAPE CORAL.

GET THE INSIDE STORY ON WHAT'S TRENDING WHEN WE TALK TO THE MANAGING EDITOR OF FLORIDA - NEXT. Return to index of stories...


FL WEEKLY-ON CAM


BE SURE TO GRAB THE NEWEST EDITION OF FLORIDA WEEKLY.

MANAGING EDITOR OSVALDO PADILLA IS IN OUR STUDIO TO TALK ABOUT WHAT'S MAKING HEADLINES THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


FL WEEKLY-FSS (3)


1. Living an Orthodox Jewish lifestyle isn't easy in modern times. You can't wear shorts and T-shirts even when the weather's hot, You can't eat at most restaurants and sometimes you're not allowed to use your cell phone. We profile one Hasidic Jewish woman who explains why it's worth it to sacrifice some contemporary comforts to preserve a religious and cultural heritage.

2. A recent study shows once again how important the arts are to a local economy. Millions of dollars flow into Southwest Florida from the robust "creative economy."

3. Cape Coral isn't exactly known as the edgy new music scene, but one small pizza joint is changing that. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE---


A NAPLES MAN IS TEACHING KIDS HOW TO KEEP THEIR *EAR ON THE BALL.

WE'LL EXPLAIN WHY HE'S DOING THIS. COMING UP.

PLUS THIS--

I'm just trying to figure out here what it is about Comcast service that you're not liking? You're not wanting to keep.

NO ONE EVER WANTS TO SEE A CUSTOMER GO.

BUT COMCAST SAYS ONE OF ITS REPS WENT WAY TOO FAR TRYING TO CONVINCE A CUSTOMER NOT TO CANCEL SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) TENNIS FOR THE BLIND-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) COMCAST CALL-SOTVO


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) BONITA CROSSWALK-TC MON VO


GOOD MORNING IM LISA SPOONER.

LETS GET YOU CAUGHT UP WITH THIS MORNING TOP STORIES.

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

THE INTERSECTION OF HICKORY BOULEVARD AND FORESTER DRIVE IS GETTING SOME MAJOR CHANGES.

CREWS WILL REMOVE THE RIGHT TURNING LANE.

AND IMPROVE MARKINGS TO MAKE THE AREA SAFE FOR BEACHGOERS AND DRIVERS.

THE ENTIRE PROJECT WILL ONLY LAST A FEW DAYS AND COST ABOUT 12-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS-TC MON VO


AND WE'RE JUST FIVE WEEKS AWAY FROM A NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

AND WE HAVE A WARNING FOR PARENTS THIS MORNING: GET YOUR KIDS' VACCINATIONS AND IMMUNIZATIONS EARLY.

EVERY YEAR, FAMILIES WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE, CAUSING LONG LINES AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

TODAY THE LEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING FREE SHOTS AT DIFFERENT CLINICS AROUND THE COUNTY.

YOU CAN GET THE SHOTS FROM 5:30-7:30 THIS EVENING. Return to index of stories...


TS3) GAS PUMP STIPS-TC MON VO


IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. THIEVES INSTALLED CARD SKIMMERS AT GAS PUMPS TO STEAL YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION AND YOUR IDENTITY.

DEPUTIES HAVE FOUND FOUR AT LEE COUNTY STATIONS.

SOME STATIONS ARE TRYING TO STOP THE CRIMINALS WITH A NEW SECURITY MEASURE.

THEY'RE PUTTING SECURITY TAPE ON CARD READERS TO LET YOU KNOW THE PUMP IS SAFE.

WE FOUND OUT CRIMINALS STARTED CUTTING THE TAPE.

IF IT'S CUT - YOU WON'T KNOW IF THE READER IS SAFE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER DEMANDS DUE-TRX OC VO


GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING.

IM CHAD OLIVER.

A CONTROVERSIAL WELL IN COLLIER COUNTY IS NO LONGER PUMPING OIL.

IN A SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY SAYS IT IS SHUTTING DOWN THE COLLIER-HOGAN WELL NEAR IMMOKALEE.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT CAME JUST MINUTES BEFORE THE STATE D-E-P ANNOUNCED ITS SUING THE COMPANY --

HUGHES IS ACCUSED OF USING FRACKING-LIKE TECHNIQUES.

THE COMPANY INSISTS ITS FOLLOWED FLORIDA LAW.

ENVIRONMENTALISTS SAY THIS JUST POINTS OUT THAT RULES ON DRILLING NEED TO CHANGE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER DEMANDS DUE-SOTVO


we're gonna see more and more of this and we need to be ready and we need to prepare. this has only highlighted the need to update our laws and regulations to these newer extreme extraction techniques in Florida

THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY SAYS IT WILL COOPERATE WITH THE LAWSUIT -

AND DEFEND ITS ACTIONS.

THE COMPANY SAYS THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY IT WILL RE-OPEN THE COLLIER-HOGAN WELL IN THE FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH OIL DRILLING-TRXVOTOPS


ALSO IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

YOU MIGHT HAVE NOTICED SOME ACTIVITY AT A DIFFERENT OIL WELL ---

THIS ONE IN LEHIGH ACRES NEAR SUNSHINE ELEMENTARY.

NBC2 CONFIRMED WITH THE OIL COMPANY - AND WITH THE STATE D-E-P. THIS IS JUST ROUTINE MAINTENANCE.

BREITBURN ENERGY IS REPLACING ONE OF ITS PUMPS.

THE COMPANY CLAIMS ITS NEVER USED FRACKING TECHNIQUES THERE.

THE WELL HAS BEEN OPERATIONAL SINCE THE SEVENTIES. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO JUSTICE CENTER EXPANSION-OC VO


DETAILS THIS MORNING ABOUT THE ONE PERCENT LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

COMMISSIONERS JUST MADE A DECISION ABOUT CHANGES TO THE TAX.

IN A FOUR TO ONE VOTE. COMMISSIONERS DECIDED TO SHORTEN THE COLLECTION PERIOD TO SIX YEARS FROM EIGHT YEARS.

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER WILL ALSO BE TAKEN OFF THE PROJECT LIST.

COUNTY ADMINSTRATORS SAY THE MONEY WILL BE PUT TO GOOD USE. BUT TAXPAYERS DISAGREE. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO JUSTICE CENTER EXPANSION-SOTVO


Andrew Barton/Charlotte County Resident and Business Owner

"I do most of my shopping in Sarasota County now because they are not using our tax dollars wisely and this increase is just more money for them to waste on frivolous projects."

THE ESTIMATED COST OF THE JUSTICE CENTER EXPANSION PROJECT IS AROUND 36 MILLION DOLLARS.

THAT'S THE SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT'S EXPECTED TO BE COLLECTED IN TWO YEARS UNDER THE ONE PERCENT SALES TAX INCREASE. Return to index of stories...


LAKE MANOR IMPROVEMENTS-OC-CG


LOOKING AHEAD ---

THE CITY OF NAPLES IS MOVING FORWARD WITH THE PROJECT TO IMPROVE THE WATER QUALITY OF LAKE MANOR.

AND RESTORE THE LAKE TO A HEALTHY, ATTRACTIVE, ENVIRONMENTALLY THRIVING FEATURE FOR THE COMMUNITY.

LAKE MANOR STORES AND DIRECTS STORMWATER TO THE GORDON RIVER, MITIGATING FLOODING, AND REDUCING POLLUTANTS TO STATE WATERWAYS.

WE'RE TOLD GREEN SPACE AROUND THE LAKE WILL BE USED TO ENHANCE THE EXISTING PARK, IT INCLUDES A LAKE-WIDE LANDSCAPE PLAN, TRAILS, BENCHES, VISTAS, TRASH RECEPTACLES AND EDUCATIONAL STATIONS TO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS.

TO LEARN MORE, TODAY'S OPEN HOUSE IS FROM 5:00 TO 7:00 TONIGHT AT THE NAPLES CHURCH OF GOD. Return to index of stories...


PG WIRE FRAUD-OTS


A PUNTA GORDA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SCAMMING INVESTORS OUT OF MORE THAN SIX MILLION DOLLARS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY MICHAEL DEFEO CONVINCED PEOPLE TO GIVE HIM MONEY TO BUY INTO HIS GRAVEL PIT COMPANY.

HE TOLD THEM HE HAD CONTRACTS FOR IMPROVEMENTS ON I-75.

INSTEAD HE TOOK THE MONEY AND SPENT IT.

DEFEO FACES 20 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON. Return to index of stories...


COMCAST CUSTOMER CALL-INTRO


HERE'S A PHONE CALL YOU HAVE *GOT* TO HEAR!

A SAN FRANCISCO MAN CALLED COMCAST -- TO MAKE A SIMPLE REQUEST.

BUT HE HARDLY GOT A SIMPLE ANSWER.

LINDA YEE HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


COMCAST CUSTOMER CALL-PKG


We'd like to disconnect please.

Okay. So why is it you don't want the faster speed?

ALL RYAN BLOCK WANTED WAS TO CANCEL HIS COMCAST INTERNET AND CABLE SUBSCRIPTION.

BUT THE COMCAST GUY WASN'T GOING TO HAVE IT.

I'm just trying to figure out here what it is about Comcast service that you're not liking? You're not wanting to keep.

BLOCK, WHO DID NOT WANT TO GO ON CAMERA, SAID HE SWITCHED PROVIDERS, BUT HE NEVER EXPECTED IT WOULD BE SO TOUGH.

So, what is it about this other internet provider, TV provider that's making it sound so much better than the number one TV service available?

I don't know. It's totally arbitrary decision.

Okay, so why not keep what you know works?

BLOCK -- A TECH JOURNALIST -- RECORDED AND POSTED THE CALL -- SO FAR MORE THAN 2 MILLION HITS, AND PEOPLE CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT THEY HEAR.

I don't see the need to get into it. If I want to cancel my service, I want to cancel my service. There's no need to debate anything.

THE COMCAST REP WAS PERSISTENT.

Why don't you want those services?

Because I'm not interested in your services any longer, can you.

Okay. So you're not interested in the fastest internet in the country?

Nope.

IN A STATEMENT COMCAST WROTE:

"WE ARE VERY EMBARRASSED. THE WAY IN WHICH OUR REPRESENTATIVE COMMUNICATED WITH HIM IS UNACCEPTABLE."

standup -

So even after that 20 minute call. And they finally heard what they wanted to hear. The Blocks still didn't trust their service was canceled. They decided to come to an office in person, just to make sure.

AND TONIGHT -- BLOCK WAS EXPECTING A PERSONAL CALL FROM COMCAST EXECUTIVES -- PRESUMABLY AN APOLOGY -- HOPEFULLY IT WAS A QUICK CALL. Return to index of stories...


JUSTIN BEIBER HEARING-OC VO


TODAY JUSTIN BIEBER WILL FIND OUT IF HE'LL HAVE TO DEFEND HIMSELF IN COURT.

A HEARING IN MIAMI WILL DETERMINE THE POP SINGER WILL BE TRIED ON CHARGES OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE AND RESISTING ARREST.

IT'S MEANT FOR PROSECUTORS AND BIEBER'S LAWYERS TO TELL A JUDGE IF THEY'RE READY FOR TRIAL, OR IF THERE IS A PLEA DEAL IN THE WORKS.

THE TRIAL FOR THE 20-YEAR-OLD POP STAR IS CURRENTLY SET FOR JULY 28TH.

BIEBER WAS ARRESTED IN MIAMI BEACH AFTER WHAT POLICE DESCRIBED AS A STREET RACE BETWEEN BIEBER AND A FRIEND. Return to index of stories...


REPORTER SHOT AT-INTRO


A DAY ON THE JOB LIKE NO OTHER.

A WEST VIRGINIA JOURNALIST FOUND HERSELF IN THE MIDDLE OF A SHOOTOUT. AND SHE GOT IT ALL ON CAMERA!

KRISTEN CONNER REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


REPORTER SHOT AT-PKG


FOR W-V-V-A'S MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST ANNIE MOORE. MONDAY WAS ANOTHER DAY AT WORK IN THE RALEIGH COUNTY NEWSROOM. COVERING A MURDER REPORTED AT THE WILLBRIAN APARTMENT COMPLEX.

"Right now authorities have a person of interest, but aren't ready to make an arrest just yet."

BUT AS SHE FILMED THE SCENE. CAME SOMETHING SHE NEVER EXPECTED--

GUNFIRE-- SO CLOSE, SHE FELT IT FLY PAST HER HEAD AS SHE STOOD BEHIND THE CAMERA.

"I was completely focused on getting the shot, so i didn't even see the car that drove by."

"MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS OH MY GOODNESS, SOMEONE SHOT AT ME."

"At that point i just got in the car and ducked for cover."

BUT WHAT THIS SHOOTER MAY NOT KNOW-- IS ANNIE GOT IT ALL ON CAMERA.

AND POLICE ARE USING THAT TO AID THEIR INVESTIGATION.

"We do everything we can to try to find the person responsible."

"When i saw that video, my heart sank because i saw how close i had come to death."

IT'S A STARTLING REALIZATION THAT HAS CHANGED HER. IN THE SMALLEST OF WAYS.

"part of me today was wondering if he would come back to finish what he started."

ANNIE ASSURES US THIS WON'T HOLD HER DOWN THOUGH--- SHE REFUSES TO TAKE A BREAK FROM WORK, SAYING IT KEEPS HER MIND OFF THE EVENTS OF THAT DAY.

NOW. SHE'S JUST HOPING FOR A QUICK ARREST.

"To me it would mean walking the streets and not having to look over my shoulder. It would mean locking my door at night and that being the end of it. And right now-- it doesn't feel that way." Return to index of stories...


TENNIS FOR THE BLIND-OC, VO


AN INCREDIBLE STORY OUT OF NAPLES.

WE'VE ALL HEARD THE PHRASE. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL.

BUT WHAT IF YOU COULDN'T?!

A PROFESSIONAL TENNIS PLAYER IS LENDING HIS EXPERTISE TO A GROUP OF KIDS WHO ARE BLIND.

MEET 11-YEAR OLD SARAH.

SHE'S INVOLVED IN THE BLIND CAMP CALLED LIGHTHOUSE COLLIER.

SHE AND OTHERS ARE PLAYING A VERSION OF TENNIS. WHERE THE BALL IS BIGGER AND HAS A PINGER SO PLAYERS CAN HEAR IT. SINCE THEY CAN'T SEE IT.

PRO TENNIS COACH KEVIN WALKER SAYS YOU REALLY DON'T KNOW HOW CHALLENGING SOMETHING IS. UNTIL ONE OF YOUR SENSES IS GONE.

TENNIS IS A SPORT BASED ON VISUALS. SO HOW DOES A TEAM OF BLIND KIDS PLAY THE GAME IN NAPLES? NBC2'S NATASHA VERMA SHOWS US HOW THE SOUNDBALL IS PUSHING THE LIMIT.

--

MEET SARAH.

SHES 11 YEARS OLD. SHE'S OUTGOING.ATHLETIC.LOVES A GOOD TENNIS MATCH.

AND SHE'S COMPLETELY BLIND.

--

Sarah - "The first time I ever held a tennis racquet, that feeling was fear because first of all, tennis is a complicated sport."

--

COMPLICATED AND VISUAL.BUT THAT DIDNT STOP SARAH. SHE AND A GROUP OF KIDS WHO BELONG TO A BLIND CAMP CALLED LIGHTHOUSE COLLIER.KEEP THEIR **EARS** ON THE BALL.

--

Sarah - my ears they're probably be one of the best senses I have

--

ITS HARD TO IMAGINE PLAYING WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED.ITS AN UNBELIEVABLE FEAT.

--

Kevin Walker - it gives you a new appreciation for what they to through in everyday life."

--

PRO TENNIS PLAYER KEVIN COACHES THE KIDS A UNIQUE FORM OF TENNIS INVENTED BY THE JAPANESE CALLED SOUNDBALL TENNIS. ALL YOU NEED IS A SHORT RACQUET AND THIS EXTRAORDINARY AUDIBLE BALL.

--

Natasha Verma - "Here's how it works. The ball is completely made of foam. Within the foam is a ping pong ball that holds a bearing. And that's how the players can hear."

--

SOME PLAYERS GO ON TO CARRY RALLIES AND SCORE POINTS.LIKE LITTLE SARAH.

--

Greg Hardwig - I was really excited today because this is the best she's done in the three or four years.

--

SARAH'S NEXT CHALLENGE IS NEXT WEEKEND WHEN SHE WILL ATTEMPT BLIND PADDLEBOARDING WITH HER TEAM. IN OLD NAPLES NV NBC2 Return to index of stories...


TENNIS FOR THE BLIND-SOTVO


Kevin Walker, Tennis Coach

11

"For myself to imagine trying to close my eyes and play tennis or try to hit a ball simply, its.it gives you a new appreciation for what they go through in every day life."

THE LIGHTHOUSE COLLIER IS THE COUNTY'S ONLY RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE BLIND.

THE GROUP'S NEXT CHALLENGE IS NO EASY FEAT EITHER. BLIND PADDLEBOARDING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRX


THE REAL CADILLAC OF HOT TUBS IS OUT TO SET A WORLD RECORD.

WHEN WE RETURN WATCH IT GO FROM ZERO TO STEAMY IN JUST SECONDS!

AND POSING FOR STUNNING SELF-PORTRAITS WAY BEFORE IT WAS A COOL THING TO DO.

WHY THIS GUY CREDITS HIMSELF WITH TAKING THE FIRST SELFIE. MORE THAN 40 YEARS AGO. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) CADILLIAC HOT TUB-VOWIPE


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TZ4B) FIRST SELFIE EVER-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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FIRST SPACE SELFIE-ON CAM


"SELFIE" PHOTOS HAVE BEEN AROUND A LOT LONGER THAN SOCIAL MEDIA.

IN FACT, NASA ASTRONAUT BUZZ ALDRIN EVEN TOOK THE FIRST SPACE SELFIE. BACK IN 19-66.

HERE'S THE STORY, IN HIS OWN WORDS. Return to index of stories...


FIRST SPACE SELFIE-PKG


Gee whiz.

Look at that horizon. Curved a little bit. And the clouds are way down there. I wonder what the picture's going to look like. I didn't realize that I was pioneering the selfies.

Propel the aircraft as smoothly as it had in 11 previous flights. And Gemini 12 was headed for an orbit.

We were docked to the other aircraft. There was experimenter from Northwestern University and he wanted pictures taken of ultraviolet stars.

nats - He was devoted to star photography.

So we could only take pictures at night.

The pilot took ultraviolet photographs.

This camera is fixed. So. is going to have to get that thing pointed just right at the right star system. And then I go click. I did that. Click. I take a picture. Then the sun comes up.

During the day pass, I'm looking down at the Astrodome, some of the lakes around Houston.

nats

So what am I going to do during the daytime? Look at the camera and hit the button. What for? I don't know. I wonder what I'll look like.

Another claim to fame for Buzz. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX WALL


!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

WIDESPREAD SHOWERS FOR WEDNESDAY

A few morning showers will be likely to start Wednesday off.

Later on in the afternoon showers and storms will be likely again. Some of which could be on the stronger side. Will keep the clouds around for a good chunk of the day with a few breaks here and there. This will help keep a lid temperatures from getting too hot.

Area wide many will struggle to get out of the upper 80s, those that do stay right around 90° or 91°.

Some storms will still be going heading into the early evening hours tonight. After those fizzle out, clouds begin to dissipate.

Onshore flow will increase the changes for more morning storms again Thursday morning. Overall Thursday's forecast looks to be very similar to what were expecting today.

TRACKING THE TROPICS

Things are quiet in the Gulf, Caribbean and Atlantic waters. No major activity expected in coming days. Return to index of stories...


CADILLIAC HOT TUB-PLASMA


IT'S THE CADILLAC OF HOT TUBS. A 19-69 CADDY YOU CAN ACTUALLY SOAK IN WHILE YOU DRIVE.

AND IT'S OUT TO SET A RECORD FOR THE WORLD'S FASTEST HOT TUB.

JEANNE MOOS DIPS IN WITH THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


CADILLIAC HOT TUB-PKG


WHAT'S HOT ABOUT THIS HOT TUB ISN'T ITS TEMPERATURE, IT'S ITS SPEED.

I've said Phil 'What do you think it's gonna feel like to go 100 miles an hour in a hot tub.'

DUNCAN FORSTER AND PHIL WEICKER CALL THEIR CREATION "THE CAR POOL". THE CARPOOL DE VILLE BECAUSE IT ONCE WAS THIS NORMAL 1969 CADILLAC DEVILLE WHICH THEY BOUGHT ON EBAY FOR $800 AND PROCEEDED TO TURN INTO A MOTORIZED HOT TUB.

THE GOAL.

We're gonna set the land speed record for the world's fastest hot tub.

THEY PLAN TO DO IT HERE.

Nats.

IN AUGUST ON THE BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS IN UTAH, WHERE SPEED RECORDS ARE CHALLENGED ONCE A YEAR.

BUT IN A HOT TUB?

What's the sensation of driving with water up to your chest?

You know it feels remarkably natural.

There's something about combining two great passions, driving and hot tubbing

THEY GUTTED THE CADDY, REINFORCED IT, INSTALLED A CUSTOM FIBERGLASS TUB.

Nats

.THAT SEATS 5 PLUS THE DRIVER.

THE ENGINE PROPELS THE CAR AND HEATS THE TUB TO OVER 102 DEGREES.

THE POOL EQUIPMENT IS IN THE TRUNK.THE PUMP, THE FILTER, THE OVERFLOW TANK.

Nats.

So where's the gas pedal?

Where are the brakes?

They're not underwater.

THE MARINE THROTTLE CAME FROM A WEBSITE THAT SELLS YACHTING EQUIPMENT. FORWARD FOR FAST, BACKWARD FOR SLOW.

So what happens when you slam on the brakes with a full pool?

Well you know I wouldn't recommend doing that.

DUNCAN FIGURES THE WATER WOULD SPLASH ONTO THE WINDSHIELD AND SHOOT BACK IN THE DRIVER'S FACE.

You'd almost have to have a mask and snorkel if you stopped

I WAS JOKING, BUT HE'S NOT.

And we're wondering if we should equip helmet with a snorkel just to be sure.

RACING AT THE SALT FLATS ALREADY REQUIRES THE DRIVER TO HAVE A SAFETY CAGE AND HELMET.

It shouldn't be hard to set the record for fastest hot tub because currently, nobody holds that record.

THOUGH DUNCAN AND PHIL BUILT THE CARPOOL DE VILLE THEMSELVES, THEY RAISED OVER 11-THOUSAND DOLLARS ON KICKSTARTER TO PAY EXPENSES TO GET THEM TO BONNEVILLE.

BY THE WAY, THE CAR HAS ONLY REGULAR AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE.

You need flood insurance.

I hadn't thought of that.

IT'S TIME TO GET SLOSHED.

DWI, DRIVING WHILE INUNDATED.

JEANNE MOOS CNN NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA BREAK UP-VO


A CALIFORNIA MAN IS LEADING AN EFFORT TO SPLIT CALIFORNIA INTO SIX SEPARATE STATES.

TIM DRAPER SUBMITTED 44-THOUSAND SIGNATURES TUESDAY TO HAVE THE MEASURE PLACED ON A BALLOT.

DRAPER SAYS THE STATE IS TOO LARGE AND TOO DIVERSE TO HAVE ONE GOVERNMENT.

HIS VISION IS FOR CALIFORNIA TO BE SIX STATES CALLED JEFFERSON, NORTH CALIFORNIA, SILICON VALLEY, CENTRAL CALIFORNIA, WEST CALIFORNIA AND SOUTH CALIFORNIA. Return to index of stories...


TUBE TO WORK DAY-VO


THE RIDE TO WORK WAS A LITTLE WET AND WILD FOR MANY COMMUTERS IN BOULDER, COLORADO.

IT WAS THE SEVENTH ANNUAL "TUBE TO WORK" DAY.

MEN AND WOMEN. MANY OF THEM ACTUALLY DRESSED IN BUSINESS ATTIRE. FLOATED DOWN BOULDER CREEK.

THE ANNUAL EVENT BEGAN IN 2008 AND IS USUALLY HELD AROUND THE SAME TIME AS BOULDER'S BIKE TO WORK DAY.

AT THE END OF THE RIDE, PARTICIPANTS WERE TREATED TO BREAKFAST. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


SOME SAY SUMMER COLDS AND SINUS PROBLEMS ARE WORSE THAN THEIR WINTER COUNTERPARTS.

WHAT'S FUELING SUMMER SYMPTOMS AND HOW BEST TO TREAT IT- AHEAD IN HEALTH MATTERS.

PLUS--

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: THE PILOT OF A SEAPLANE HAS A WHALE OF A STORY IN ALASKA. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) PLANE AND WHALE-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


IF WE HAVEN'T BEEN HIT OURSELVES. WE ALL KNOW SOMEONE WHO'S BEEN SIDELINED BY SUMMER SNIFFLES.

SIMILAR TO A COLD. IT MAY COME WITH A FEVER.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER REPORTS ON SUMMER SINUSITIS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


THE HEAT OF SUMMER- JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOUR SINUSES WERE GOING TO DRY UP- THINK AGAIN. SUMMER IS PRIME TIME FOR SNIFFLES AND STUFFY NOSES.

ARLENE WRIGHT/NURSE PRACTITIONER

RUNS:

:45: Sinusitis is actually rhinosinusitis it actually is one of the most common presentations in primary care. Roughly 1 in 7 adults will present to their health care provider with inflammation.

IT CAN RESULT IN FACIAL PAIN, DISCHARGE, HEADACHE, SOMETIMES A FEVER. SINUSITIS COMES FROM SEVERAL SOURCES.

ARLENE WRIGHT/NURSE PRACTITIONER

RUNS:

:45 You have to differentiate: not only is it viral or bacterial. Or is it allergy related?

IT'S ALLERGIES FUELING CHRISY SUTTON'S CONSTANT CONGESTION.

CHRISY SUTTON/GETS SINUSITIS

RUNS:

:57 Pollen. Definitely pollen.

HER CONDITION GETS WORSE IN THE SUMMER.

CHRISY SUTTON/GETS SINUSITIS

RUNS:

1:08 When it's the more humid it gets, the worse my allergies get.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Frequent sinus sufferers will also point to the weather itself as a trigger. It's thought the mucus in our noses may become thicker, which blocks sinuses and leads to congestion. In turn it causes pain, stuffiness and headaches.

ARLENE WRIGHT/NURSE PRACTITIONER

RUNS:

2:25 What your goal is, is to relieve the pain. Which can be done with 4:00 some type of acetaminophen or anti-inflammatory for the pain, nasal steroids to help reduce the inflammation, nasal saline to basically keep things moist.

IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST- AND THE SINUSITIS IS BACTERIAL- ANTIBIOTICS MAY BE IN ORDER.

ARLENE WRIGHT/NURSE PRACTITIONER

RUNS:

2:00 Some of the guidelines changed as of 2012- is persistent symptoms greater then 10 days, worsening headaches, fever, which with a common cold you don't have.

AS CHRISY KNOWS- THE NOSE DOESN'T NECESSARILY TAKE A VACATION.

CHRISY SUTTON/GETS SINUSITIS

RUNS:

:35 Right up in here, just gets all congested anytime I'm outside in the summer.

FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


THERE'S A NEW SUPERLADY IN TOWN AND JENNY MCCARTHY REVEALS HER NEXT GIG.

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


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


AND THE HAMMER GOES TO.THOR.

NO, NOT HIM.HER.

YEP, YOU HEARD ME RIGHT, THERE IS A NEW SUPERLADY IN TOWN AND SHE IS WIELDING THE HAMMER OF THOR.

IN A PRESS RELEASE TUESDAY, MARVEL COMICS ANNOUNCED THEY WILL BE INTRODUCING AN ALL NEW "THOR, GOD OF THUNDER" THIS OCTOBER.

IF YOU ARE THINKING THIS IS A TEMPORARY CHANGE.IT ISN'T.

THE RELEASE SAYS QUOTE

"she's now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!"

JENNY MCCARTHY IS STILL GOING TO BE SHARING HER "VIEWS" WITH YOU.

THE FORMER VIEW PANELIST WILL BE HOSTING A LIVE HOUR-LONG WEEKLY SERIES ON SIRIUS XM.

SHE STARTS WEDNESDAY.

ON THE LIST OF GUESTS.FIANCÉ DONNIE WAHLBERG AND CHELSEA HANDLER.

SPEAKING OF FUNNY LADIES.

"KNOCKED UP" ACTRESS KATHERINE HEIGL IS TRYING TO DEBUNK HER SUPPOSED "DIFFICULT" REPUTATION.

DURING THE TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION PANEL FOR HEIGL'S NEW NBC SERIES, "STATE OF AFFAIRS,"

THE ACTRESS SAID QUOTE.

"I can only say that I certainly don't see myself as being difficult. I would never intend to be difficult."

HEIGL'S NEW SHOW DEBUTS ON NBC NOVEMBER 17.

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


PLANE AND WHALE-VOTOPS


IT WAS ONE WHALE OF A CLOSE CALL IN ALASKA!

A SEAPLANE NEARLY LANDED ON A HUMPBACK WHALE IN THE TINY, REMOTE CITY OF ANGOON LAST WEEK.

IT APPEARED THE PLANE WAS GOING TO COLLIDE WITH THE WHALE. WHICH WAS SWIMMING JUST UNDER THE SURFACE.

BUT THE PILOT ADVANCED THE THROTTLE AND PULLED UP. GETTING JUST ENOUGH LIFT TO AVOID THE MAMMAL.

THE PLANE LANDED SAFELY SECONDS LATER.

THE PILOT SAYS HE DIDN'T NOTICE THE WHALE. HE JUST REACTED TO THE COMMOTION ON THE SHORE.

GUYS WERE POINTING AND YELLING! Return to index of stories...


HERSHY PRICES SOAR-VOTOPS


THE COST OF FEEDING YOUR SWEET TOOTH JUST WENT UP.

HERSHEY'S INCREASED PRICES ON KISSES, MISTER GOODBAR, WHOPPERS AND OTHER CHOCOLATE TREATS BY ABOUT EIGHT-PERCENT.

HERSHEY'S ALSO MAKES REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS AND KIT KAT BARS.

THE COMPANY BLAMES THE PRICE HIKE ON THE HIGHER COST OF INGREDIENTS, TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITIES.

THE COST OF COCOA, DAIRY AND NUTS HAVE ALSO GONE UP. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-----


GLAD YOU'RE WITH US - OUR TEAM IS BUSY GETTING READY FOR THE NEWS AT NOON.

OUR SAM SWEENY IS ON A DANGEROUS ROAD THAT'S GETTING A MAKE-OVER. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) BONITA CROSSWALK-TRX BNR SOT


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NOON TZB) ROAD RAGE DRIVER HIT-TRX VOTOPS


AND THEN. THIS MUST-SEE VIDEO OF THE DAY.

WHEN ROAD RAGE AT IT'S WORST. IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

NBC-2 HAS THE STORY WHEN A DRIVER DELIBERATELY DRIVES RIGHT INTO ANOTHER MAN! Return to index of stories...


NOON TZC) WX TZ-TRX WX CTR


PLUS. IT'S A WET ONE TODAY!

T Z WEATHER Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


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