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DIRECTOR'S PAGE TEASE THREE-TRX
HL1) LIGHTNING STRIKE-TRX-VOTOPS TZ3A) MIDEAST CRISIS-VOTOPS
HL2) SCOTT IN FM-TRX-VOTOPS TZ3B) THREE STORY CLOSET-VOTOPS
HL3) WEATHER-TRX-OMNI TOPS NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP TS1) LIGHTNING DEATH-TRIP ANIBOX
COLD OPEN-TRX SATTOPS TS2) RICK SCOTT FM-TRIP ANIBOX
FMB LIGHTINING STRIKE-TRX 2 SHOT MAP SS DBX TS3) MALAYSIA PLANE COFFINS-TRIP ANIBOX
FMB LIGHTINING STRIKE-REMLIVE MIDEAST CRISIS-INTRO
FMB LIGHTINING STRIKE-FSS (2) MIDEAST CRISIS-PKG
FMB LIGHTINING STRIKE-VO CAPE LIGHTNING FIRE-TRX OC VO
FMB LIGHTINING STRIKE-SOT CAPE LIGHTNING FIRE-SOTVO
FMB LIGHTINING STRIKE-REMLIVE CAR FIRE VIDEO-TRX-VOTOPS
LIGHTNING TIME LAPSE-OC-SS-VO LITTLE GASPARILLA SEWER-VO
LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEM-TC-SOTVO-TC LITTLE GASPARILLA SEWER-SOTVO
UKRAINE FIGHTER JETS-TRXOC SS LEE CO. COMMISSION AD MONEY-VO-WIPE
UKRAINE PLANE UPDATE-TRXOC VO LEE CO. COMMISSION AD MONEY-SOT-VO
UKRAINE PLANE UPDATE-SOTVO FSU PROFESSOR HOMICIDE-INTRO
RICK SCOTT SWFL-TRX INTRO DBX FSU PROFESSOR HOMICIDE-PKG
RICK SCOTT SWFL-REMLIVE MAGICJACK OWNER DIES-VOTOPS
RICK SCOTT SWFL-VO STERLING NEW LAWSUIT-VO
RICK SCOTT SWFL-SOT HOW MUCH SLEEP WE REALLY NEED-TRX OC CG OC
RICK SCOTT SWFL-REMLIVE KAYAKERS ON WHALE-VOTOPS
NEW POLL-TRX-SS (2) OC THREE STORY CLOSET-TRX, VOTOPS
TAWAIN PLANE CRASH-OTS TEASE FOUR-TRX
LEE CO WHISTLE BLOWER LAWSUIT-VO TZ4A) POOR DOOR-VOWIPE
SCHOOL BOARD PERKINS-OC-VO TZ4B) TURNING 100-SOTVO
SCHOOL BOARD PERKINS-SOTVO WEATHER TEASE-STC
DE LA SALLE MOVIE-OC-VO BEAUTY ON A BUDGET-ON CAM
DE LA SALLE MOVIE-SOTVO BEAUTY ON A BUDGET-PKG
NATIONAL HOTDOG DAY-OC VO WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WEATHER-WX WALL
TZ1A) CAPE UEP UPDATE-VOTOPS TURNING 100 TOGETHER-ON CAM
TZ1B) ORANGE JUICE-VOTOPS TURNING 100 TOGETHER-PKG
WEATHER-STC THE POOR DOOR-VO
FLOATING GRASS-VOTOPS THE POOR DOOR-SOTVO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL TZ5A) MAYFLIES-VO
CAPE UEP UPDATE-TRX OC VO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
CAPE UEP UPDATE-SOTVO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
NAKED NEIGHBOR ATTACK-TRX OC VO IRS SCAM-OC VO
NAKED NEIGHBOR ATTACK-SOTVO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
WESTERN WILDFIRES-TRXVOTOPS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
SWFL PILOT FIGHTING WILDFIRE-OC-VO-WIPE MAYFLIES ATTACK-TRXVOTOPS
SWFL PILOT FIGHTING WILDFIRE-SOTVO COKE AND PEANUTS-OC SS
OJ SALES SOUR-OC VO NEW AT NOON TEASE-2SH
CHEAPER PB AND J-OC VO NOON TZA) WIND TEST-VOTOPS
TEASE TWO-ON CAM NOON TZB) MASTECTOMY-VOTOPS
BREAKING NOON TZC) BEAR PROOG TRASH-VOTOPS
FLORIDA WEEKLY-ON CAM FDOT
FLORIDA WEEKLY-FSS (3) CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


DIRECTOR'S PAGE


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HL1) LIGHTNING STRIKE-TRX-VOTOPS


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW--

THE LATEST ON THE CONDITIONS OF TWO TEENS HIT BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

WHAT HAPPENED DURING THOSE TERRIFYING MOMENTS THAT LEFT ONE PERSON DEAD. Return to index of stories...


HL2) SCOTT IN FM-TRX-VOTOPS


AND GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS IN FORT MYERS TODAY.

THE PLANS HE HAS TO KEEP YOUNG PEOPLE WORKING AND HOW HE WANTS TO HELP SOME TEACHERS. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WEATHER-TRX-OMNI TOPS


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NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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COLD OPEN-TRX SATTOPS


GOOD MORNING.

HAPPENING NOW. THE BODIES OF PASSENGERS ABOARD MALAYSIA FLIGHT-17 ARE ARRIVING IN THE NETHERLANDS.

A SOMBER AND SILENT SCENE FOR FAMILIES.

TWO DUTCH MILITARY PLANES CARRYING 40 COFFINS TOUCHED DOWN WITHIN THE LAST HOUR.

YOU'RE WATCHING LIVE VIDEO AS THE WORLD IS STILL COMING TO GRIPS WITH HOW THE PLANE WENT DOWN. SHOT OUT OF THE AIR LAST WEEK OVER UKRAINE.

MORE COVERAGE FROM THE NETHERLANDS IN JUST A MOMENT. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTINING STRIKE-TRX 2 SHOT MAP SS DBX


BUT FIRST. BACK HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BREAKING NEWS AT 11:00

WE NOW KNOW THE NAME OF THE MAN KILLED ON FORT MYERS BEACH

OFFICIALS SAY 42 YEAR OLD SCOTT WILCOX DIED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

THIS HAPPENED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON BETWEEN THE LANI KAI AND DIAMONDHEAD BEACH RESPORT.

HERE IS A FACEBOOK PHOTO NBC-2 FOUND OF THE TWO SURVIVING VICTIMS.

THEIR FACEBOOK PAGES SAY THEIR NAMES ARE CHELSEA GILL AND ZACHARY LATAWIEC.

AND THOSE TWO TEENS ARE IN THE HOSPITAL.

WE TURN NOW TO NBC-2'S ALEX DE ARMAS, LIVE AT HEALTHPARK MEDICAL CENTER WITH AN UPDATE ON ALL THREE VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTINING STRIKE-REMLIVE


GOOD MORNING

I JUST SPOKE TO SCOTT WILCOX'S NIECE OVER THE PHONE-- SHE TOLD ME HER AUNT CALLED HER IN A PANIC YESTERDAY TO TELL HER THE TRAGIC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTINING STRIKE-FSS (2)


NBC2 HAS LEARNED SCOTT WILCOX WAS 42 YEAR OLD.

HE HAS THREE DAUGHTERS.

HE LIVED IN LEHIGH-- BUT IS ORIGINALLY FROM NEW YORK.

HE CAME TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-- BECAUSE OF THE BEACHES.

TURNING NOW TO THE TWO TEENAGERS WHO SURVIVED-- RIGHT NOW THEY ARE HERE AT HEALTHPARK MEDICAL CENTER.

WE HAVE ALSO LEARNED THAT CHELSEA AND ZACH- ARE ALSO FROM LEHIGH.

HEALTH OFFICIALS TELL US CHELSEA IS IN FAIR CONDITION-- AND IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

HOWEVER, ZACH IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTINING STRIKE-VO


WITNESSES SAY ZACH WAS IN BAD SHAPE WHEN HE WAS RUSHED HERE FROM THE BEACH.

A FAMILY FRIEND TELLS ME DOCTORS PUT HIM IN AN INDUCED COMA AND HE'S FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE.

ACCORDING THE MEDICAL EXPERTS, AN INDUCED COMA IS DONE TO patients who are at high risk of brain injury. Including From physical trauma.

THOSE WHO WERE OUT THERE AND SAW THE WHOLE INCIDENT UNFOLD-- COULDNT BELIEVE WHAT THEY SAW. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTINING STRIKE-SOT


"I've got a 12 year old and a 9 year old that have that image in their head, it's gonna be tough for them." BUTTED TO "I take chances walking around in the rain and lightning Now I realize you just can't take chances." Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTINING STRIKE-REMLIVE


OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE FAMILIES THIS MORNING--

AT THIS TIME-- WE ARE STILL WORKING TO FIND OUT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TEENAGERS AND SCOTT WILCOX.

LIVE OUTSIDE HEALTH PARK ADA Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING TIME LAPSE-OC-SS-VO


LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE LIGHTNING AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT.

THIS IS FROM 2:11 YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

YOU SEE THOSE LONG YELLOW LINES --- THAT SHOWS THE LIGHTNING IN THE AREA AT THE TIME.

THERE WERE NINE STRIKES TOTAL AT THAT TIME.

WE ALSO SAVED VIDEO FROM OUR CAMERAS AT DIAMOND HEAD BEACH.

THIS IS A TIME LAPSE VIDEO STARTING AT 12:30.

IT UPDATES EVERY 15 MINUTES.

YOU CAN SEE DARK STORM CLOUDS ROLLING ONTO THE BEACH.

JUST BEFORE 2 O'CLOCK, HEAVY RAIN MOVES IN.

AND YOU CAN SEE, THE CAMERA DIPS DOWN AND POINTS TOWARD A VOLLEYBALL COURT.

THAT HAPPENED AT 2:13.

AND WHAT IT MEANS. IS THAT LIGHTNING STRUCK AND THE CAMERA LOST POWER.

WHEN THE REGULAR SHOT OF THE BEACH RETURNS, YOU CAN SEE VEHICLES IN THE AREA OF THE STRIKE. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEM-TC-SOTVO-TC


THUNDERSTORMS AND LIGHTNING ARE ALMOST A DAILY OCCURRENCE HERE DURING RAINY SEASON---

LEE COUNTY INVESTIGATORS WANT TO REMIND YOU, WHEN YOU SEE LIGHTNING YOU NEED TO GET AWAY FROM WATER AND INTO A SAFE PLACE.

Jeffery

Sometimes folks just don't see those warnings they think it's a

typical warm summer day and they're walking in the rain and lightning

can strike ten miles away and then the next thing you know you have

some type if incident like this to remind us that this is not

anything to play with

11:22:44-11:22:59

FORT MYERS BEACH VICE MAYOR, DAN ANDRE SAYS, FOR THE LAST YEAR THE COMMITTEE HAS DISCUSSED INSTALLING A LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEM.

HE HOPES TUESDAY'S EVENTS WILL PUT THE POLITICAL PROCESS IN MOTION.

LEE COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION HAS LIGHTNING ALERT SYSTEMS IN ATHLETIC FACILITIES SUCH AS POOLS AND BALLFIELDS WHERE YOUTH SPORTS HAPPEN.

BUT DO NOT HAVE THEM AT COUNTY BEACHES. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE FIGHTER JETS-TRXOC SS


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW. NBC2 HAS LEARNED THAT TWO UKRAINIAN MILITARY FIGHTER JETS HAVE BEEN SHOT DOWN IN THE EASTERN UKRAINE.

THIS IS ACCORDING TO THE COUNTRY'S DEFENSE MINISTRY.

THE SUKHOI -25 FIGHTER JETS --LIKE THE ONE SEEN HERE.CAN HOLD UP TO 2 PEOPLE EACH.

THE DEFENSE MINISTER SAYS AT THIS TIME THEY DO NOW KNOW THE STATUS OF THE PILOTS IN

THOSE AIRCRAFTS.

THEY DO BELIEVE THE PLANES WERE SHOT DOWN BY PRO-RUSSIAN REBELS.

THIS ADDS TO THE GROWING LIST OF DOWNED PLANES BELIEVED TO BE SHOT DOWN BY THE REBELS. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE PLANE UPDATE-TRXOC VO


IT'S BEEN 6 DAYS SINCE MALAYSIAN FLIGHT 17 WAS SHOT DOWN OVER EASTERN UKRAINE.

THIS TRAGEDY ALSO BELIEVED TO BE AT THE HANDS OF THE PRO-RUSSIAN REBELS.

THIS THE SOMBER ARRIVAL WE SHOWED YOU OFF THE TOP OF THE SHOW.

A LIVE VIEW OF COFFINS BEING BROUGHT BACK TO THE NETHERLANDS.

MEANTIME, U-S OFFICIALS ARE NOW SAYING THEY BELIEVE THE PLANE WAS SHOT DOWN. BY ACCIDENT.

U-S INTELLIGENCE SAYS REBELS SHOT DOWN THE PASSENGER PLANE WITH A MISSILE GIVEN TO THEM BY RUSSIA.

BUT THEY THINK IT WAS ALL A MISTAKE. SAYING THE REBELS THOUGHT THE PLANE WAS A UKRAINIAN TRANSPORT PLANE.

NOW LAWMAKERS IN WASHINGTON WANT TO PUT PRESSURE ON MOSCOW. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE PLANE UPDATE-SOTVO


"Stop transferring missiles across borders and handing them to separatists or terrorist organizations."

INVESTIGATORS SAW THE SIX-MILE DEBRIS FIELD FOR THE FIRST TIME TUESDAY.

INTERNATIONAL MONITORS SAY THERE'S NO SECURITY. AND IT APPEARS SOME OF THE DEBRIS WAS MOVED OR ALTERED.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNED A CONDOLENCE BOOK AT THE EMBASSY OF THE NETHERLANDS:

TODAY THE DUTCH BEGIN THE GRUELING PROCESS OF IDENTIFYING THOSE WHO'VE BEEN RECOVERED. Return to index of stories...


RICK SCOTT SWFL-TRX INTRO DBX


FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS PLEDGING TO PERMANENTLY ELIMINATE SALES TAX FOR MANUFACTURING BUSINESSES TO HELP BOOST JOB GROWTH.

HE IS TRAVELING AROUND THE STATE PITCHING HIS "JOBS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION" PROPOSAL.

TODAY HE MADE FORT MYERS HIS TARGET AREA.

NBC 2'S SAM SWEENEY LIVE FOR US THIS MORNING AT A MANUFACTURING PLANT IN LEE COUNTY WHERE THE GOVERNOR SPOKE JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO.

SAM GOOD MORNING. Return to index of stories...


RICK SCOTT SWFL-REMLIVE


CHAD LISA GOOD MORNING.

THE GOVERNOR JUST LEFT THIS ELECTRONICS FACTORY. HE IS ON A NEW PUSH TO PREPARE FLORIDA WITH JOBS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.

IT'S A TWO PART PLAN---

THE FIRST PART--- GIVE STEM TEACHERS--OTHERWISE KNOWN AS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING AND MATH TEACHERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND THE SUMMER WORKING IN COMPANIES LIKE ENTERTAINMENT METELS HERE IN FORT MYERS AND OTHERS ACROSS THE STATE. Return to index of stories...


RICK SCOTT SWFL-VO


THE GOAL---SHARPEN THEIR SKILLS AND BRING WHAT THEY LEARNED BACK TO THE CLASSROOM.

THE SECOND PART--- ELIMINATE TAX ON MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT SO COMPANIES WILL HIRE MORE PEOPLE AND BUY MORE EQUIPMENT.

ENTERTAINMENT METELS WHICH MANUFACTURES ELECTRONICS SAYS THIS PLAN WOULD ALLOW THEM TO HIRE A MINIMUM OF THREE NEW PEOPLE ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. Return to index of stories...


RICK SCOTT SWFL-SOT


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RICK SCOTT SWFL-REMLIVE


THE GOVERNOR SAYS ELIMINATING THE TAX ON MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT WILL SAVE COMPANIES STATEWIDE 140 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR AND ENTICE OUT OF STATE COMPANIES TO RELOCATE HERE. Return to index of stories...


NEW POLL-TRX-SS (2) OC


ALL NEW THIS MORNING.

A NEW POLL SHOWS VOTERS AREN'T HAPPY WITH GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT OR FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST.

THE QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL SHOWS CRIST HAS A SLIGHT LEAD OVER SCOTT.

IN A HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCHUP, CRIST LEADS SCOTT 45 TO 40 PERCENT.

VOTERS SAID THEY DON'T TRUST SCOTT OR CRIST.

ONLY 39 PERCENT SAY THEY THOUGHT CRIST IS HONEST, AND ONLY 40 PERCENT SAID SCOTT IS.

WHEN YOU ADD LIBERTARIAN ADRIAN WYLLIE IN THE MIX -- HE RECEIVED 9 PERCENT SUPPORT AND DREW MORE VOTERS AWAY FROM CRIST THAN SCOTT, MAKING THE RACE A STATISTICAL TIE. Return to index of stories...


TAWAIN PLANE CRASH-OTS


OFFICIALS IN TAIWAN SAY A PLANE HAS CRASHED IN A FAILED EMERGENCY LANDING. KILLING 51 PEOPLE.

SEVEN PEOPLE WERE ALSO INJURED IN THE CRASH.

THE REPORT CITES THE CIVIL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION AND SAYS THE FLIGHT WAS OPERATED BY A TAIWANESE AIRLINE. TRANSASIA AIRWAYS.

OFFICIALS SAY THE PLANE LIKELY CRASHED DURING AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO WHISTLE BLOWER LAWSUIT-VO


NOW AN NBC-2 INVESTIGATION ---

A FORMER LEE COUNTY EMPLOYEE IS FILING A WHISTLE-BLOWER LAWSUIT AGAINST THE COUNTY.

OUR NEWS PARTNERS WITH THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS SAY FORMER MEDSTAR PILOT ARNOLD MCALLISTER FILED THE LAWSUIT IN FEDERAL COURT.

HE'S ACCUSING THE COUNTY OF RETALIATION AGAINST HIM AND OTHERS.

THE COUNTY CLOSED DOWN THE MEDICAL HELICOPTER UNIT IN 2012.

MCCALISTER SAYS IT'S BECAUSE HE EXPOSED A SERIOUS BILLING ISSUE.

THE COUNTY SAYS IT SAYS IT DROPPED MEDSTAR FOR BUSINESS REASONS, NOT TO RETALIATE. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL BOARD PERKINS-OC-VO


THERE'S A BIG QUESTION NBC-2 IS WORKING TO ANSWER THIS MORNING FOR THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT: WAS A FORMER PRINCIPAL A VICTIM OF BULLYING?

A MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD IS DEMANDING AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE RESIGNATION OF CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL -- TRACY PERKINS.

PERKINS SUDDENLY STEPPED DOWN LAST WEEK.

HER RESIGNATION LETTER LEFT MANY PEOPLE WITH A LOT OF QUESTIONS. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL BOARD PERKINS-SOTVO


MARY FISCHER, LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

4933- The letter indicated there might have been some workplace bullying. And as an advocate for no bullying, I'm asking questions on my own. 4943

IN HER LETTER. PERKINS HINTED THAT SHE WAS BULLIED OVER HOW SHE HANDLED A MASSIVE FIGHT THAT BROKE OUT AT A CYPRESS LAKE FOOTBALL GAME.

WE ARE PRESSING SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS FOR ANSWERS, BUT THEY WILL NOT COMMENT ON PERKINS DEPARTURE. Return to index of stories...


DE LA SALLE MOVIE-OC-VO


WHAT WOULD BRING EARNEST GRAHAM. NAPLES HIGH FOOTBALL COACH BILL KRAMER. F-G-C-U ATHLETIC DIRECTOR KEN KAVANAGH AND FORMER N-F-L PLAYER COREY LYNCH ALL TOGETHER IN ONE ROOM?

A MOVIE!

THEY SHOWED UP AT THE BELL TOWER SHOPS IN FORT MYERS LAST NIGHT.

"WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL" PREMIERED.

THE STORY IS BASED ON A BOOK. TELLING OF A HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PROGRAM AT DE-LA-SALLE ACADEMY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

THE RENOWNED PROGRAM THAT ONCE WON 151 STRAIGHT GAMES UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF HEAD COACH BOB LAD-A-SIR. Return to index of stories...


DE LA SALLE MOVIE-SOTVO


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S CHRISTIAN TELEVISION NETWORK SPONSORED LAST NIGHT'S EVENT WHICH BROUGHT A CROWD OF 400 TO THE THEATER.

WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL. WILL BE RELEASED NATION-WIDE ON AUGUST 22-ND. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL HOTDOG DAY-OC VO


TOAST THOSE BUNS!

AMERICA'S FAVORITE BALLPARK FOOD GETS ITS DAY IN THE SPOTLIGHT --

TODAY IS NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY.

JULY IS NATIONAL HOT DOG MONTH.

BETWEEN MEMORIAL DAY AND LABOR DAY, AMERICANS EAT 7 BILLION HOT DOGS.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO GO FOR LUNCH THIS AFTERNOON YOU CAN CELEBRATE NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY WITH $1 AMERICAN AND CHILI CHEESE DOGS AT SONIC ALL DAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


NOISE.

DIRT.

DUST.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE NEAR STAGING AREAS FOR CAPE CORAL'S UTILITY EXPANSION PROJECT HAVE HAD ENOUGH AND THEY'RE ASKING THE CITY TO CONSIDER THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE.

PLUS--

ONE OF FLORIDA'S FAVORITE FRUITS IS IN TROUBLE.

STRAIGH AHEAD NBC-2 REVEALS WHAT'S EATING ORANGES. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) CAPE UEP UPDATE-VOTOPS


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TZ1B) ORANGE JUICE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


FLOATING GRASS-VOTOPS


WHOA!

CHECK THIS OUT!

THE FAMILY OF SHARON JEFFREY'S RECORDED THIS VIDEO OF HER "FLOATING" ON THE SOD.

SHE SAYS THIS HAPPENED AFTER SIX INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN THE LAWRENCE COUNTY ALABAMA AREA IN JUST TWO WEEKS.

SHARON SAYSTHE GRASS WAS BACK TO NORMAL BY MONDAY. 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.

ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY DOWNPOURS

Lots of heat and humidity will be in place again today. The day starts with mainly clear skies, but that will change quickly. Clouds will start to build through the morning. We could get a couple of downpours to wash ashore through the later morning time frame. More scattered storms will be popping up by midday and continuing through the afternoon and evening. Again today some of these storms will bring heavy downpours with lots of thunder and lightning. High temperatures will top out in the upper 80s near the coastline to the lower 90s inland. With lots of humidity, it will feel like we are near 100 degrees.

Looking ahead toward the end of the week and into the weekend, the coverage of afternoon storms will decrease to around 30% and highs will be in the lower 90s.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION UPDATE

Tropical Depression 2 is still moving on a westerly course toward the Windward Islands of the Caribbean and is expected to weaken over the next couple of days as it fights drier air and wind shear. Return to index of stories...


CAPE UEP UPDATE-TRX OC VO


WOKEN UP BY NOISE. AND SURROUNDED BY DIRT AND DUST.

HOMEOWNERS WHO LIVE BY SO CALLED *STAGING AREAS* FOR CAPE CORAL'S UTILITIES EXPANSION PROJECT SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

TWO HOMEOWNERS ON SOUTHWEST 17TH AVENUE SAY THEY HAVE IT THE WORST. WITH ONE CONTRACTOR'S STAGING AREA DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THEIR HOUSES AND ANOTHER DIRECTLY IN BACK.

THEY SAY THE FUMES, THE NOISE AND THE DUST ARE NOT ONLY ANNOYING. BUT ALSO THREATENING THEIR HEALTH.

AND THEY DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH LONGER THEY CAN TAKE IT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE UEP UPDATE-SOTVO


7:01 7:06

in front, in the back, the noise and it just keeps on going its been months and its looks like its going to be going for another few months

NBC2 FOUND OUT THE CONTRACTOR PUT UP A FENCE LAST WEEK TO HELP WITH THE DUST. AND THE *CITY WILL BE DOING AIR QUALITY TESTING IN THE AREA IN THE COMING WEEKS.

BUT THOSE STAGING AREAS WILL LIKELY STAY EXACTLY WHERE THEY ARE UNTIL CONSTRUCTION IS OVER. WHICH COULD BE NINE MONTHS FROM NOW. Return to index of stories...


NAKED NEIGHBOR ATTACK-TRX OC VO


WE'RE HEARING FROM A 77 YEAR OLD NAPLES LANDLORD WHO SAYS HE WAS ATTACKED BY A NAKED MAN.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED THIS MAN- ANDREW RESTREPO MONDAY NIGHT IN NAPLES.

STANLEY FOGG TELLS US-

HE HEARD LOUD BANGING NEXT DOOR AND WENT TO CHECK ON HIS TENANT.

THAT'S WHEN HE SAYS RESTREPO TACKLED HIM OUTSIDE HIS APARTMENT ON PALM STREET. Return to index of stories...


NAKED NEIGHBOR ATTACK-SOTVO


Stanley Fogg

Victim

12:32-12:44

I heard all this noise and see all of this destruction of my property so that's why I'm here. And he came after me.

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WESTERN WILDFIRES-TRXVOTOPS


WE NOW TURN TO THE WIDLFIRE BURNING OUT WEST.

IT HAS NOW GROWN TO BE THE LARGEST WILDFIRE IN WASHINGTON STATE'S HISTORY.

THE *GOOD NEWS IS. FIRE FIGHTERS ARE MAKING PROGRESS PUTTING IT OUT.

BUT THERE'S A NEW THREAT GATHERING THAT MIGHT SURPRISE YOU.

RAIN.

THE FLAMES ARE NEARLY UNDER CONTROL. BUT THE WET WEATHER IS NOW RAISING CONCERN ABOUT FLASH FLOODING. Return to index of stories...


SWFL PILOT FIGHTING WILDFIRE-OC-VO-WIPE


AND ONE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CROP DUSTING COMPANY IS THERE HELPING FIGHT THIS FIRE.

"FLETCHER FLYING SERVICE". BASED IN IMMOKALEE. HAS A CONTRACT WITH THE U-S INTERIOR DEPARTMENT.

IN AN EMERGENCY LIKE THIS. THEY TURN THEIR CROP-DUSTING PLANE INTO A FIRE-FIGHTING PLANE. DUMPING WATER ON THE FLAMES.

JIM MULLINS IS THE PILOT AND HE'S WORKING OUT WEST RIGHT NOW.

AND HE SAYS IT'S NOT AN EASY TASK. Return to index of stories...


SWFL PILOT FIGHTING WILDFIRE-SOTVO


Jim MULLINS/ Pilot

161943 you probably heard the expression, a flea on an elephant, and that's basically what you are. 6/ 162024 Fires of this magnitude are depressing to work on. They're sad and depressing. 7

MULLINS HAS SPENT THE LAST THREE WEEKS FIGHTING THIS FIRE.

HE SAYS AT THIS POINT. THE GOAL IS JUST TO KEEP THIS MONSTROUS FIRE FROM DEVOURING PEOPLE'S HOUSES. Return to index of stories...


OJ SALES SOUR-OC VO


BAD NEWS FOR CITRUS GROWERS -- IT SEEMS FEWER AMERICANS ARE HAVING A GLASS OF ORANGE JUICE WITH BREAKFAST.

A REPORT PUBLISHED THIS WEEK BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CITRUS FOUND O-J SALES HAVE HIT THEIR LOWEST LEVEL IN 12 YEARS.

ACCORDING TO THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, AMERICANS BOUGHT JUST OVER 36 MILLION GALLONS OF ORANGE JUICE IN THE FOUR-WEEK PERIOD ENDING JULY FIFTH.

THAT SOUNDS LIKE A LOT -- BUT IT'S ACTUALLY DOWN EIGHT PERCENT FROM A YEAR EARLIER.

THE JOURNAL SAYS ANALYSTS BLAME HIGH PRICES AND A GREATER VARIETY OF FRUIT JUICE CHOICES AT THE SUPERMARKET. Return to index of stories...


CHEAPER PB AND J-OC VO


I LIKE THIS STORY!

WHIPPING UP A P-B AND J SANDWICH MAY NOT COST YOU AS MUCH AS BEFORE.

ALL THE FIXINGS FOR PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY ARE CHEAPER NOW. THANKS TO INFLATION.

ACCORDING TO THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX. WHITE BREAD PRICES HAVE FALLEN 2-POINT-8 PERCENT OVER THE LAST YEAR.

PRICES FOR CANNED FRUIT. WHICH INCLUDES JELLY. HAVE FALLEN POINT-7 PERCENT.

AND PEANUT BUTTER COSTS 3-POINT-8 PERCENT LESS THAN IT DID LAST YEAR.

AND JUST A LITTLE INTERESTING FACTOID: A FARMER-FUNDED RESEARCH GROUP SAYS WOMEN AND CHILDREN TEND TO LIKE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER.

WHILE MEN PREFER CRUNCHY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ON CAM


PROTECTING YOUR MONEY.

COMPUTER ATTACKS AGAINST BUSINESSES ARE ON THE RISE.

BUT INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE TRYING TO PUT A STOP TO THAT.

HOW CYBER INSURANCE CAN HELP YOU.

AND ITS NO DOUBT THAT SOUTH WEST FLORIDAINS ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR PETS.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR LOCAL ANIMAL LOVERS COMING UP IN FLORIDA WEEKLY. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING


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FLORIDA WEEKLY-ON CAM


THE NEWEST EDITION OF FLORIDA WEEKLY IS ON STANDS RIGHT NOW.

MANAGING EDITOR OSVALDO PADILLA IS HERE WITH US TO TALK ABOUT WHAT'S MAKING HEADLINES. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA WEEKLY-FSS (3)


1. The Pet Lovers Issue. People are passionate about their pets. When Florida Weekly asked readers to submit photos of their animals, hundreds of pictures of cats, dogs and other critters pored in.

2. Cyber Insurance. Computer attacks against businesses are on the rise. Now some insurance companies are starting to offer poliies to protect your assetts.

3. Architecture on the Carpet: Many architects are inspired by toys when they're young. From Legos to Lincoln Logs, a new book explores the playthings that help build budding designers. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRX


COMING UP ON NBC-2.

U-S AIRWAYS SAYS IT WILL START FLYING TO ISRAEL AGAIN -- IF IT CAN GET F-A-A APPROVAL.

ISRAEL ASKS FOR THE U-S TO RECONSIDER FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS, AS THE BLOODSHED CONTINUES IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

PLUS---

SHOES, HANDBAGS, CLOTHES.

ON SHELVES THAT SPAN 3 STORIES.

THE EPIC CLOSET SPACE --

USED TO HOST PARTIES. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) MIDEAST CRISIS-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) THREE STORY CLOSET-VOTOPS


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) LIGHTNING DEATH-TRIP ANIBOX


GOOD MORNING IM LISA SPOONER.

LETS GET YOU CAUGHT UP WITH TODAYS TOP STORIES.

HERE'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND TWO OTHERS ARE IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER LIGHTNING STRUCK THEM ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

CHELSEA GILL AND ZACHARY LATAWIEC ARE AT HEALTH PARK MEDICAL CENTER.

CHELSEA IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

SHE'S IN FAIR CONDITION.

ZACH IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

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TS2) RICK SCOTT FM-TRIP ANIBOX


AND HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. GOVERNOR SCOTT IS IN FORT MYERS TO KICK OFF THE "JOBS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION" TOUR.

HE IS SET TO DISCUSS PERMANENTLY ENDING THE SALES TAX ON MANUFACTURING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT.

AS WELL AS OFFERING THE STATE'S BEST "STEM" TEACHERS *PAID SUMMER RESIDENCIES AT PRIVATE SECTOR COMPANIES Return to index of stories...


TS3) MALAYSIA PLANE COFFINS-TRIP ANIBOX


TWO MILITARY TRANSPORT PLANES CARRYING 40 COFFINS BEARING VICTIMS OF THE DOWNING OF MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 17 HAVE LANDED IN THE SOUTHERN CITY OF EINDHOVEN.

SIX DAYS AFTER THE BOEING 777 WAS SHOT DOWN OVER THE BATTLEFIELDS OF EASTERN UKRAINE, THE FIRST BODIES FINALLY ARRIVED WEDNESDAY IN THE NETHERLANDS, THE COUNTRY THAT BORE THE HEAVIEST TOLL IN THE CRASH THAT KILLED ALL 298 PASSENGERS AND CREW. Return to index of stories...


MIDEAST CRISIS-INTRO


GOOD MORNING IM CHAD OLIVER.

NEW RIGHT NOW---

THERE IS A PUSH TO GET INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS BACK INTO ISRAEL.

U-S AIRWAYS SAYS IT WILL START FLYING TO TEL AVIV -- IF IT CAN GET F-A-A APPROVAL.

ANDREW SPENCER HAS THE LATEST FROM TEL AVIV. Return to index of stories...


MIDEAST CRISIS-PKG


WITH MANY INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS THROUGH TEL AVIV ON HOLD, THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT ASKED THE F-A-A TO RECONSIDER.

"This is a major setback from Israel."

"It is a big hit to the Israeli economy and to our pride that we could have hold and maintain the aerial traffic to and from Israel."

U-S AIRWAYS ANNOUNCED IT WOULD RESUME FLYING TO AND FROM TEL AVIV ON THURSDAY -- PENDING F-A-A APPROVAL. THE FEDERATION AVIATION ADMINISTRATION BARRED U-S AIRLINES FROM FLYING TO TEL AVIV FOR AT LEAST 24 HOURS, AFTER A ROCKET STUCK CLOSE TO THE AIRPORT.

"The iron dome system, the anti-missile system is calibrated to target certain missiles and to ignore certain missiles. We're not going to ignore any missiles that are headed for an area for a place that we don't want them to land."

HAMAS MAINTAINS ROCKETS INTO ISRAEL ARE A RESPONSE TO THE ISRAELI OPERATIONS IN GAZA.

THE BLOODSHED DRAGS ON -- WITH MORE DEATHS ON BOTH SIDES. IN GAZA CITY, IT'S NOT UNCOMMON TO SEE RUBBLE OR HEAR THE SOUNDS OF WAR.

U-N RELIEF WORKERS IN GAZA SAID THEY FOUND THEMSELVES BETWEEN ISRAELI SOLDIERS AND HAMAS FIGHTERS -- WITH NEITHER SIDE SHOWING ANY SIGN OF BACKING DOWN.

"We hope we can achieve a cease-fire. Our position is clear. There is a Palestinian demands we wanted to be part of the agreement of the cease fire: opening the borders, ending the siege on the Palestinians."

THROUGH MORE THAN TWO WEEKS OF CONFLICT, THE I-D-F SAYS TWENTY-NINE ISRAELI SOLDIERS AND TWO ISRAELI CIVILIANS HAVE BEEN KILLED. PALESTINIAN HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY MORE THAN 630 PALESTINIANS HAVE BEEN KILLED; THE U-N BELIEVES BETWEEN 70- AND 80-PERCENT OF THEM WERE CIVILIANS.

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CAPE LIGHTNING FIRE-TRX OC VO


LIGHTNING IS BEING BLAMED FOR A CONDO FIRE IN CAPE CORAL.

NO ONE WAS IN THE UNIT WHERE THE FIRE STARTED. BUT PEOPLE IN THE SURROUNDING CONDO EVACUATED.

EVERYONE IS OK. AND NEIGHBORS SAY THEY'RE ACTUALLY A LITTLE SURPRISED THE DAMAGE WASN'T WORSE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE LIGHTNING FIRE-SOTVO


it was dark smoke like something was on fire and the lightning storm that we had here was, it was immense. It was something that I hadn't seen in 15 or more years in Florida.

FIRE INVESTIGATORS WERE ON SCENE LOOKING AT THE BURN MARKS. TRYING TO CONFIRM LIGHTNING SPARKED THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


CAR FIRE VIDEO-TRX-VOTOPS


CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO OF A CAR FIRE IN FORT MYERS.

THIS WAS THE SCENE TUESDAY ON WINKLER NEAR COLONIAL.

WHEN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ARRIVED THE ENGINE WAS FULLY INVOLVED.

NO ONE WAS INJURED. Return to index of stories...


LITTLE GASPARILLA SEWER-VO


COMMISSIONERS ARE HOLDING OFF ON ENFORCING AN ORDINANCE THAT WOULD REQUIRE LITTLE GASPARILLA ISLAND RESIDENTS TO HOOK UP TO A LOCAL WATER UTILITY PIPELINE.

THE ISLAND MAY BE EXEMPT FROM THE ORDER. BECAUSE IT'S A BARRIER ISLAND AND TECHNICALLY NOT IN AN URBAN SERVICE AREA.

THE HOOKUP FEE TO THE LITTLE GASPARILLA ISLAND UTILITY WATER PIPELINE IS 45-HUNDRED DOLLARS.

ON TOP OF *THAT. NEW CUSTOMERS WILL HAVE TO PAY 120 DOLLARS A MONTH.

RESIDENTS SAY THOSE FEES ARE UNECESSARY FOR OWNERS WITH ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS. Return to index of stories...


LITTLE GASPARILLA SEWER-SOTVO


"This whole thing is just ridiculous, I mean it's like we get free sunshine. And it's like Floirda Power coming in and saying ok well you need to connect to us or you're not going to have light during the day. I mean we already have our resource we don't need to buy or pay for anything that we don't need."

LITTLE GASPARILLA UTILITIES SERVES 360 CUSTOMERS.

RESDIENTS SAY *WITHOUT THE MANDATE. THEY WILL SEE AN INCREASE IN THEIR BILLS. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO. COMMISSION AD MONEY-VO-WIPE


IT MAY BECOME ONE OF THE COSTLIEST COMMISSION SEATS IN LEE COUNTY HISTORY.

GET THIS --

CANDIDATES HAVE SPENT MORE THAN HAVE A MILLION DOLLARS COMBINED -- FIGHTING FOR JUST ONE SEAT.

THEY'RE USING T-V, RADIO, NEWSPAPER AND BILLBOARDS TO REACH VOTERS.

THEY WANT TO GET THEIR NAMES OUT THERE BEFORE THE AUGUST PRIMARY.

ALL ARE VYING FOR TAMMY HALL'S OLD COMMISSION SEAT. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO. COMMISSION AD MONEY-SOT-VO


brian Hamman / 25:00 I look at the money being spent and it actually surprises me too. 25:03

andy Coy / 23:32:12 The voters of Lee county are not going to say whoever has raised the most money that's who I'm voting for. 23:32:17

sawyer Smith / 45:51 it takes money to run campaigns. 45:53

ALL THREE CANDIDATES SAY THEY'RE NOT GIVING UP THEIR GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGNS.

THAT INCLUDES KNOCKING ON DOORS AND MAKING PUBLIC APPEARANCES. Return to index of stories...


FSU PROFESSOR HOMICIDE-INTRO


FRIENDS AND STUDENTS OF A POPULAR FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY LAW PROFESSOR ARE STILL TRYING TO COME TO TERMS WITH HIS DEATH. DAYS AFTER PROFESSOR DAN MARKEL WAS FOUND MURDERED.

HE WAS FOUND DEAD FRIDAY.

CHRIS GROS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


FSU PROFESSOR HOMICIDE-PKG


"Dan Markell was an extraordinary person, an extraordinary scholar, an extraordinary friend, an incredible life that we're pretty sorry to be bereaved of now."

DAYS AFTER F-S-U LAW PROFESSOR DAN MARKEL WAS GUNNED DOWN IN HIS OWN HOME QUESTIONS REMAIN. MARKEL'S FORMER STUDENTS ARE NOW WITHOUT A TEACHER LEFT TO WONDER EXACTLY HOW THIS COULD HAPPEN.

"We were all shocked, we heard it happened in the sometime in the afternoon but we didn't know why? We didn't know how? We just heard he was gone and it was a big shock to all of us."

"With me you think that if you're interested in criminal defense, something like that is not going to happen to you um you won't be in your house and be killed and it's something that happened to him and there's still a lot of mystery surrounding it."

FROM STUDENTS CLOSE TO HOME TO CLOSE FRIENDS. ETHAN LEIB IS A LAW PROFESSOR AT FORDHAM UNIVERSITY AND CO-AUTHORED A BLOG WITH MARKEL. THE TWO MEN SHARED A STRONG BOND FOR OVER TEN YEARS AFTER THEY BOTH DECIDED TO TEACH LAW.

"He sough real intimacy and real human connection, he was never satisfied with just a five minute conversation he wanted to go deep as often as possible."

TALLAHASSEE POLICE HAVE YET TO NAME A SUSPECT IN THE CASE. FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FORMER STUDENTS ARE LEFT TO WONDER HOW SOMETHING THIS TRAGIC COULD HAPPEN TO MARKEL.

"But, he was an incredible person." Return to index of stories...


MAGICJACK OWNER DIES-VOTOPS


THE MAN WHO INVENTED THE POPULAR MAGICJACK DEVICE HAS DIED IN FLORIDA.

HE WAS 52.

THE COMPANY MAGICJACK SAYS IN A STATEMENT THAT DAN BORISLOW HAS PASSED.

MAGICJACK PIONEERED VOICE-OVER-INTERNET CALLING THAT WAS ADVERTISED AS A MEANS OF "ELIMINATING YOUR MONTHLY PHONE BILL FOREVER" AND BECAME AVAILABLE IN THOUSANDS OF STORES.

MORE THAN 10 MILLION HAVE BEEN SOLD. Return to index of stories...


STERLING NEW LAWSUIT-VO


L-A CLIPPERS OWNER DONALD STERLING HAS FILED A *NEW CIVIL LAWSUIT IN SUPERIOR COURT.

THIS ONE AGAINST HIS WIFE SHELLY STERLING, THE L-A CLIPPERS, N-B-A COMMISSIONER ADAM SILVER AND THE N-B-A.

THE LAWSUIT ARGUES THAT SINCE THE STERLING FAMILY TRUST WAS REVOKED. THE L-A CLIPPERS REVERT BACK TO DONALD STERLING'S SOLE OWNERSHIP.

IT STATES THAT BECAUSE OF THAT. STERLING'S WIFE HAS NO POWER OR RIGHT TO SELL THE TEAM.

DONALD STERLING SAYS THE POTENTIAL SALE OF THE L-A CLIPPERS IS "UNLAWFUL" AND "FRAUDULENT." Return to index of stories...


HOW MUCH SLEEP WE REALLY NEED-TRX OC CG OC


ALL NEW IN AT 1.

NBC-2 IS TAKING AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT WHY SEVEN HOURS OF SLEEP MAY BE BETTER THAN 8.

EXPERTS GENERALLY RECOMMEND SEVEN TO NINE HOURS.

BUT SCIENTISTS SAY NEW GUIDELINES ARE NEEDED BECAUSE AMERICANS ARE SLEEPING LESS THAN THEY DID IN THE PAST.

SEVERAL SLEEP STUDIES HAVE FOUND THAT SEVEN HOURS IS THE OPTIMAL AMOUNT. IT HAS THE LOWEST MORTALITY RATE.

ANYTHING AFTER THAT, AND RESEARCHERS DID NOT SEE ANY BENEFITS.

IN FACT, GETTING TOO MUCH SLEEP IS ASSOICATED WITH DIABETES, OBESITY AND HEART DISEASE.

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL IS HELPING TO FUND MORE RESEARCH ON SLEEP AND DEVELOP NEW RECOMMENDATIONS, LIKELY BY 2015. Return to index of stories...


KAYAKERS ON WHALE-VOTOPS


CHECK THIS OUT.

IT WAS A CLOSE ENCONTER.

TWO KAYAKERS IN ARGENTINA HAVE A WHALE OF A TALE TO SHARE.

THE KAYAKERS WERE PADDLING ALONG WHEN A WHALE LIFTED THEM OUT OF THE WATER.

THE MAN AND WOMAN ON BOARD WERE NOT HURT.

BUT THEY HAVE ONE HECK OF A STORY THEY CAN NOW TELL. Return to index of stories...


THREE STORY CLOSET-TRX, VOTOPS


THERE'S THE PHRASE EVERYTHING'S BIGGER IN TEXAS, RIGHT?!

WELL CHECK OUT WHAT ONE WOMAN CALLS. A FEMALE "MAN CAVE."

IT'S A CLOSET!

AND IT'S THREE STORIES!

THIS TEXAS WOMAN SAYS SHE ACTUALLY BUILT IT FOR FUNDRAISERS AND PARTIES.

IT'S 3 THOUSAND SQUARE FEET. LITERALLY THE SIZE OF A HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRX


IF YOU PLAN ON LIVING IN THIS UPCOMING NEW YORK CITY HIGH RISE, AND YOU'RE A LOW-INCOME RESIDENT, BE PREPARED TO USE A SEGREGATED ENTRANCE.

STRAIGHT AHEAD.

CONTROVERSY OVER WHAT'S BEING CALLED THE POOR DOOR.

PLUS--

CALL THEM FRIENDS FOR LIFE!

AFTER 72 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP HEAR WHAT OTHER MILESTONE THESE LADIES ARE CELEBRATING. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) POOR DOOR-VOWIPE


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TZ4B) TURNING 100-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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BEAUTY ON A BUDGET-ON CAM


KEEPING YOUR SKIN HEALTHY AND YOUTHFUL DOESN'T HAVE TO DRAIN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT.

IN TODAY'S HEALTH MINUTE. REPORTER CHRISTI PAUL TELLS US HOW WE CAN HAVE BEAUTY ON A BUDGET. Return to index of stories...


BEAUTY ON A BUDGET-PKG


KEEPING YOUR SKIN LOOKING YOUNG COMES DOWN TO 2 THINGS: A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE AND A LITTLE PAMPERING -PAMPERING THAT CAN COST AS A LITTLE AS TWENTY BUCKS A MONTH.

WITH LIFESTYLE - DO THE OBVIOUS, DON'T SMOKE AND TRY TO STAY OUT OF THE SUN. ALSO, EAT RIGHT. FOODS THAT SEEM TO HELP THE SKIN - INCLUDE SALMON AND PLENTY OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.

EXERCISE ALSO HELPS.

People who do aerobics of any kind where they actually work up a sweat have very youthful looking skin.

FOR THE PRICE OF A WEEK'S WORTH OF LATTES YOU CAN BUY PRODUCTS THAT WILL HELP YOUR SKIN ALL MONTH. FIRST AND FOREMOST IS SUNSCREEN. APPLY IT EVERY MORNING.

AT NIGHT, AFTER CLEANSING YOUR SKIN, USE AN EXFOLIANT SUCH AS GLYCOLIC ACID TO REMOVE DEAD SKIN CELLS.

With mild exfoliation i think of it like aerobics class for the skin. You basically get the skin to turn over a little bit faster.

SO IT LOOKS MORE YOUTHFUL. AND THEN THERE IS THE GOLD STANDARD RETIN-A, ALSO USED AT NIGHT.

We've known for 20 years that retin-a specifically is an aggressive fighter of sun damage and aging.

SO FIGHT BACK AND GO FOR THE GLOW WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK.

FOR TODAY'S HEALTH MINUTE, I'M CHRISTI PAUL. 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.

ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY DOWNPOURS

Lots of heat and humidity will be in place again today. The day starts with mainly clear skies, but that will change quickly. Clouds will start to build through the morning. We could get a couple of downpours to wash ashore through the later morning time frame. More scattered storms will be popping up by midday and continuing through the afternoon and evening. Again today some of these storms will bring heavy downpours with lots of thunder and lightning. High temperatures will top out in the upper 80s near the coastline to the lower 90s inland. With lots of humidity, it will feel like we are near 100 degrees.

Looking ahead toward the end of the week and into the weekend, the coverage of afternoon storms will decrease to around 30% and highs will be in the lower 90s.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION UPDATE

Tropical Depression 2 is still moving on a westerly course toward the Windward Islands of the Caribbean and is expected to weaken over the next couple of days as it fights drier air and wind shear. Return to index of stories...


TURNING 100 TOGETHER-ON CAM


TWO BEST FRIENDS IN IOWA ARE CELEBRATING A MOMENTOUS MILESTONE TOGETHER.

THE WOMEN BOTH TURNED 100 THIS SUMMER.

ERIC HANSON SPOKE TO THE PALS ABOUT THEIR SECRET TO A LONG, HAPPY LIFE. Return to index of stories...


TURNING 100 TOGETHER-PKG


THE 100 ROSES ON DOROTHY PICKETT'S TABLE ARE A CLUE. THIS WEEK IS BIG.

"Well, I've seen a lot of changes."

LIVING ON YOUR OWN AND WALKING TO YOUR 100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY IS AMAZING!

"We've been friends for 72 years."

BUT EVEN WILDER IS CELEBRATING WITH A FRIEND WHO JUST TURNED 100.

"She's the old lady."

"I'm the great great grandMa."

JUST LIKE DOROTHY, FLORENCE KOPPIN MIGHT BE 100.

BUT SHE DOESN'T FEEL IT.

: "How old do you feel?"

"I don't know -- maybe 50."

SO WHAT'S THEIR SECRET?

"I didn't stay at home. I went as much as I could."

BOTH WILL TELL YOU THEY STILL MAKE A POINT OF STAYING ACTIVE.

"I've always worked hard, picked corn and all that kind of stuff."

"I ride the cycle every morning. Well, not every morning, but at least four or five days a week."

AND THEY AGREE THERE'S POWER IN COFFEE TIME WITH FRIENDS-- AND LAUGHING.

"I laugh all the time."

BUT NEITHER ATE WALNUTS DAILY, FOCUSED ON PURPLE FOODS OR TOOK VITAMIN D.

"No. I eat what I want to eat. If it doesn't agree with me, I don't eat it. But I just eat about anything I want to eat really."

AND GETTING GOOD REST WASN'T ALWAYS A PRIORITY.

"I'm in bed by 10, but I've done a lot of dancing in my life, so I've had action."

SO WHY ARE THE GIRLS BORN IN 1914 STILL ACTIVE IN 20-14?

"I don't think there's anything special that I did. I just lived a normal life."

FILLED WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND 100 YEARS OF MOVEMENT. Return to index of stories...


THE POOR DOOR-VO


A NEW YORK CITY CONDO JUST GOT THE GREENLIGHT FOR A SPECIAL ENTRANCE SOME ARE CALLING THE "POOR DOOR."

IT'S A PLANNED SPECIAL ENTRANCE FOR TENANTS WHO LIVE IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THE LUXURY BUILDING.

THE OWNER GOT APPROVAL FOR IT FROM THE CITY. IN EXCHANGE FOR PROVIDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR TENANTS.

SOME CITY LAWMAKERS SAY THIS IS SEGREGATION.

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THE POOR DOOR-SOTVO


MOS: "There's unfairness to both sides, but that's part of living in America."

Reporter: In your building is it the same way?

MOS: It is.

Reporter: It is?

MOS: It is, but there isn't a separate entrance.

Reporter: What do you think about that?

MOS: I think it's equitable.

A SPOKESMAN FOR MAYOR DE BLASIO BLAMES THE BLOOMBERG ADMINISTRATION FOR SIGNING OFF ON THE PLAN.

HE SAY THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION IS IN THE PROCESS OF CHANGING IT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


HEART BURN AND ASTHMA- TWO VERY DIFFERENT CONDITIONS THAT DOCTORS NOW BELIEVE ARE LINKED.

DETAILS AHEAD IN OUR HEALTH MATTERS REPORT.

PLUS. YOU WON'T WANT TO VISIT WISCONSIN AFTER SEEING THIS.

STRAIGHT AHEAD. THE INVASION OF MAYFLIES. COVERING ANYTHING IN THEIR PATH. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) MAYFLIES-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


IT IS ESTIMATED THAT MORE THAN 75% OF PATIENTS WITH ASTHMA ALSO HAVE FREQUENT HEARTBURN-THIS OPENS UP NEW LINES OF TREATMENT, ESPECIALLY FOR ADULT ONSET ASTHMA.

AMY OSHIER EXPLAINS IN HEALTH MATTERS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


IS YOUR HEARTBURN TAKING YOUR BREATH AWAY? DOCTORS FIND THAT PEOPLE WITH ASTHMA ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO ALSO SUFFER FROM gastroesophageal reflux disease OR GERD.

DR. SAGAR NAIK/PULMONOLOGIST

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2:26 We have never realized his before. But gastroesophageal reflux disease, which is basically heart burn acid from the stomach coming up the food pipe, spilling up the throat sometimes spilling into the lungs, can cause a tremendous amount of aggravation to asthma like symptoms.

EXPERTS AREN'T EXACTLY SURE HOW THE TWO ARE CONNECTED, OR WHICH ONE COMES FIRST. BUT IT IS OFTEN A FACTOR IN DIAGNOSING ADULT ONSET ASTHMA.

DR. SAGAR NAIK/PULMONOLOGIST

RUNS:

16:00 We have seen folks who don't have asthma at all and suddenly the reflux becomes such a problem that they start having asthma symptoms.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Getting a grasp on GERD can help people handle their asthma. It begins with diet. Not just what you eat- but changing your eating habits may provide relief.

DR. SAGAR NAIK/PULMONOLOGIST

RUNS:

16:00 Avoiding acidic foods: coffee, orange juice. Taking simple pills to reduce gastro acidity. Not laying down flat after having a heavy meal, instead staying up right for three to four hours before lying down, can go a long way.

TREATING ACID REFLUX IS HELPING MANY PATIENTS BREATH A LITTLE EASIER. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


IRS SCAM-OC VO


A WARNING THIS MORNING FROM THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS SCAMMERS ARE DUPING PEOPLE OUT OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN A PAST-DUE TAX SCAM.

ACCORDING TO THE I-R-S. SCAMMERS CALL PEOPLE TELLING THEM THEY FILED THEIR TAXES INCORRECTLY AND THEY OWE THE GOVERNMENT MONEY AND MUST PAY IMMEDIATELY OR RISK ARREST.

INVESTIGATORS HAVE TRACKED MORE THAN 60-THOUSAND OF THESE CALLS ACROSS THE U-S SINCE LAST OCTOBER.

AN I-R-S OFFICIAL SAYS BEFORE THE IRS EVER CONTACTS YOU OVER THE PHONE. THEY SEND MULTIPLE NOTICES IN THE MAIL AND THEY NEVER THREATEN TO ARREST PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


SINGER BILLY JOEL WILL SOON ADD ANOTHER AWARD TO HIS LONG LIST OF HONORS.

AND JUSTIN BIEBER IS UPSETTING NEIGHBORS. AGAIN.

HERE IS MARY MUELLER WITH TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


BILLY JOEL WILL RECEIVE "THE GERSHWIN PRIZE FOR POPULAR SONG" FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS IN NOVEMBER.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE TUESDAY.

THE AWARD WILL HONOR JOEL'S ACHIEVEMENTS SPANNING HIS LONG CAREER IN MUSIC.

THE PIANO MAN IS THE SIXTH BEST-SELLING ARTIST OF ALL TIME.

JUSTIN BIEBER'S NEW NEIGHBORS IN BEVERLY HILLS ARE NOT HAPPY WITH HIS PARTYING.

POLICE SAY THEY RECEIVED SEVERAL NOISE COMPLAINTS OVER THE WEEKEND.

A NEIGHBOR SAYS SHE SAW SEVERAL PARTY GUESTS AND COULD HEAR MUSIC POUNDING FROM HIS CONDO.

POLICE HAVEN'T CHARGED BIEBER WITH DISTURBING THE PEACE BECAUSE THEY SAY OFFICERS DIDN'T WITNESS A DISTURBANCE.

BIEBER IS ON PROBATION FOR EGGING A NEIGHBOR'S HOME IN CALABASAS IN JANUARY.

WHAT DO KIM KARDASHIAN AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY HAVE IN COMMON?

THE MENTION OF KARDASHIAN'S NEW APP CALLED: "KIM KARDASHIAN HOLLYWOOD".

A GAME WHERE PLAYERS TRY TO REACH A-LIST CELEBRITY STATUS.

MONDAY THE EPA SHARED ON TWITTER.THAT IT WAS ONLY AT THE C-LIST LEVEL OF THE GAME.

ITS NOT CLEAR HOW THE AUTOTIMATED TWEET WAS MADE, BUT TUESDAY THE EPA APOLOGIZED FOR THE MISTAKE AND THANKED KARDASHIAN FOR THE HYPE.

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


MAYFLIES ATTACK-TRXVOTOPS


A SKIN-CRAWLING SIGHT IN WISCONSIN. SWARMS OF MAYFLIES COMING OUT OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

TAKE A LOOK!

YOU CAN SEE THEM AT THIS GAS STATION. COVERING THE PUMPS.

THERE ARE SO MANY MAYFLIES. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAS ACTUALLY ABLE PICK THEM UP ON RADAR.

THEY SAY THAT'S COMMON, BUT THIS YEAR'S SWARM IS BIGGER THAN NORMAL. Return to index of stories...


COKE AND PEANUTS-OC SS


THE FOOTBALL COACH AT FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY IS CREATING QUITE A BUZZ ONLINE AFTER PICTURES SHOW THE STRANGE WAY HE DRINKS A COKE.

THIS WAS TAKEN DURING THE A-C-C MEDIA DAY.

YOU CAN SEE SEMINOLES HEAD FOOTBALL COACH JIMBO FISHER DROPPING PEANUTS INTO HIS COKE, PROMPTING A FLURRY OF TWITTER POSTS.

SOME OF YOU MAY ALREADY KNOW THIS- BUT IT TURNS OUT DROPPING PEANUTS INTO COKE IS AN OLD SOUTHERN TRADITION.

PEOPLE SAY IT'S A WAY TO COMBINE THE SWEETNESS OF THE COKE AND THE SALTINESS OF THE PEANUT. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-2SH


COMING UP ON NBC-2 NEWS AT NOON,

WE'VE SEEN FIRST HAND HOW HURRICANES CAN DESTROY OUR HOMES, IN MINUTES.

SO JUST HOW MUCH WIND CAN OUR HOMES WITHSTAND?

WE'LL TELL YOU THE THRESHOLD, AND HOW EXPERTS FIND OUT, TO TRY AND KEEP YOU SAFE WHEN NATURAL DISASTER STRIKE.

BREAST CANCER CAN DESTROY A WOMAN'S LIFE.

SO A BRWAKTHROUGH MASTECTOMY PROCEDURE IS BRINGING HOPE TO MANY, FACING THE DIAGNOSIS.

NBC-2 IS FINDING OUT RIGHT FROM THE DOCTOR AND PATIENT, HOW IT COULD CHANGE LIVES FOR THE BETTER.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LEADERS THNK THEY'VE FOUND A SOLUTION TO BEARS ROAMING NEIGHBORHOODS LOOKING FOR FOOD IN TRASHIEST OF PLACES.

DO BEAR PROOF GARBAGE CANS ACTUALLY WORK?

FIND OUT WHEN WE GO TO A TOWN ALREADY USING THEM! Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) WIND TEST-VOTOPS


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NOON TZB) MASTECTOMY-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


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