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HL1) NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-TRX VOTOPS TZ3A) AZ EXECUTION-VOTOPS
HL2) ALGERIA PLANE-TRX VOTOPS TZ3B) KID BANNED-SOTVO
HL3) WEATHER-TRX OMNI NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP TS1) CHEMICAL SPILL CLEAN-TRIP ANIBOX
ALGERIA PLANE-TRX VOTOPS on cam tag TS2) MISSING PLANE-TRIP ANIBOX
UKRAINE PLANE-TRX OC LIVE VO TS3) COLLIER JOB GROWTH-TRIP ANIBOX
UKRAINE PLANE-SOTVO ARIZONA EXECUTION-INTRO
CREW ATTACKED BY BEES-SOTVO ARIZONA EXECUTION-PKG
CREW ATTACKED BY BEES-SOTVO RUBIO: OBAMA A BIGOT-VO
TEXTING 911-VO IN PLASMA-CG RUBIO: OBAMA A BIGOT-SOTVO
TEXTING 911-PLASMA VO DECISION 2014 CLIP-CLIP
TEXTING 911-SOTVO, PLASMA GOV SCOTT SAME SEX MARRIAGE-OTS SOT OC-CG
GLITCH CRASHES GLOBAL US PASSPORTS, VISAS-VO FLORIDA ELECTIONS PUSHED BACK-OTS
NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-2 SHOT DBX NAKED MEAT THIEVES-VO
NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-REMLIVE NAKED MEAT THIEVES-SOTVO
NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-VO GARDNER'S PARK UPDATE-VOWIPE
NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-SOT TAX FREE SCHOOL SHOPPING-OTS,VIDBOX
NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-REMLIVE KID BANNED FROM DONUT SHOP-INTRO
FM TRYING TO CLOSE GROCERY STORE-VO KID BANNED FROM DONUT SHOP-PKG
ROOKERY BAY RESEARCH PRESERVE-TRX VO GM COMPENSATION-OC VO
ROOKERY BAY RESEARCH PRESERVE-SOTVO FLYING AROUND THE WORLD TRAGEDY-OC-VO
DOLPHINS ON NBC2-OC-VIDBOX FLYING AROUND THE WORLD TRAGEDY-SOTVO
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TX SIGN FALLS-OC VO
TZ1A) NAPLES HAPPY-VOTOPS-TRX ELVIS ROLLS ROYCE FOR SALE-TRXVOTOPS
TZ1B) SURVIVOR CAT-VOTOPS TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS
WEATHER-STC TZ4A) REFUND IN PENNIES-VOWIPE
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP TZ4B) SUV REPOSESSION-VOTOPS
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL WEATHER TEASE-STC
NAPLES JOB GROWTH-TRX VO WILDFIRE FIGHT-ON CAM
NAPLES JOB GROWTH-SOTVO WILDFIRE FIGHT-PKG
NAPLES HAPPIEST CITY-SSTOPS WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
SURVIVOR CAT-VOWIPE WEATHER-WX WALL
SURVIVOR CAT-SOTVO SUV REPOSSESSION-ON CAM
FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE FOLO-SS-VO-SS SUV REPOSSESSION-PKG
FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE FOLO-SOTVO REFUND IN PENNIES-OC VO
HOT CAR DANGERS-OC VO MAILMAN MISSING DEADLINES-OC VO
FSU PROFESSOR DEATH-TRX OC VO TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
FL REDISTRICTING-OC VO TZ5A) BEST ICE CREAM-VO
CRASH HERO-OC-VO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
CRASH HERO-SOTVO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT ORGANIC CAMPBELL SOUP-OC VO
TZ2A) BEAR GRYLLS-VOWIPE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS-SOTVOTOPS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS-2SHOTANIBOX BEST ICE CREAM PARLOR-SS (2)
RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS-LIVE SAT NEW AT NOON TEASE-2SHOT
MAN BITTEN BY ALIGATOR (BACK UP)-INTRO NOON TZA) CHEMICAL SPILL-VOTOPS
MAN BITTEN BY ALIGATOR (BACK UP)-PKG NOON TZB) VA TORNADO-VOTOPS
TEQUILLA (BACKUP)-VO CLOSE--
TEASE THREE-2SHOT  


HL1) NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-TRX VOTOPS


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW--

A CHEMICAL SPILL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-

LEAVES OUR WILDLIFE IN DANGER THIS MORNING.

NBC-2 BRINGS YOU LIVE TO THE CLEANUP EFFORT. Return to index of stories...


HL2) ALGERIA PLANE-TRX VOTOPS


THIS JUST IN. *ANOTHER PLANE DISAPPEARS FROM RADAR LESS THAN AN HOUR AFTER TAKEOFF.

AND WE'RE JUST GETTING WORD THAT THE AIR ALGERIE FLIGHT THAT VANISHED OVER WESTERN AFRICA. HAS CRASHED.

WE'LL HAVE THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WEATHER-TRX OMNI


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NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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ALGERIA PLANE-TRX VOTOPS on cam tag


WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS---

MULTIPLE SOURCES HAVE CONFIRMED THE MISSING AIR ALGERIE FLIGHT BOUND FOR ALGIERS HAS IN FACT CRASHED.

THE WRECKAGE HAS BEEN LOCATED IN MALI.

THE PLANE WAS CARRYING 110 PASSENGERS AND SIX CREW MEMBERS.

THE PASSENGER PLANE TOOK OFF FROM BURKINA FASO EARLY THIS MORNING BUT LOST CONTACT ABOUT 50 MINUTES INTO THE FLIGHT.

THE BURKINA FASO TRANSPORT MINISTER SAYS THE PLANE ASKED TO CHANGE ROUTES BECAUSE OF A STORM.

AT THIS TIME IS DOES NOT APPEAR THERE WERE ANY AMERICANS ONBOARD THAT FLIGHT.

THIS IS NOW THE THIRD PASSENGER PLANE TO CRASH IN A WEEK'S TIME.

THE OTHER TWO INCLUDE MALAYSIAN FLIGHT 17 AND A TRANSASIA FLIGHT IN TAIWAN. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE PLANE-TRX OC LIVE VO


MORE BODIES ARE ARRIVING IN THE NETHERLANDS THIS MORNING FOLLOWING THE MALAYSIAN CRASH.

THAT FLIGHT WAS SHOT DOWN ONE WEEK AGO TODAY OVER EASTERN UKRAINE.

THIS IS A LIVE PICTURE OF THE PROCESSION.

THE BODIES OF 70 MORE VICTIMS WERE FLOWN TO THE NETHERLANDS FOR IDENTIFICATION.

193 PEOPLE ONBOARD THE FLIGHT WERE DUTCH CITIZENS.

MEANTIME, AUSTRALIA'S PRIME MINISTER SAYS HE IS READY TO DEPLOY AUSTRALIAN POLICE TO SECURE THE CRASH SITE IN EASTERN UKRAINE.

AND *THIS VIDEO FROM YESTERDAY'S FIGHTER JET INCIDENT IS *JUST NOW BEING RELEASED.

NBC NEWS HAS NOT AUTHENTICATED THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO.

IN IT. YOU CAN SEE THE FLAMING WRECKAGE OF TWO UKRAINIAN FIGHTER JETS SHOT DOWN WEDNESDAY. AND WHAT'S BELIEVED TO BE RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS CLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY.

THE PILOTS OF THE TWO JETS. WHICH WERE AMONG FOUR PLANES THAT WERE FIRED UPON AS THEY WERE RETURNING FROM A MISSION NEAR THE RUSSIAN BORDER, ARE THOUGHT TO HAVE BAILED OUT OVER REBEL-HELD TERRITORY.

THEIR CONDITIONS AND WHEREABOUTS ARE UNKNOWN.

UKRAINE SAYS THE PILOTS EJECTED SAFELY.

IT'S THE THIRD INCIDENT IN A WEEK. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE PLANE-SOTVO


"Who put their finger on the trigger? We still need to find that out." "Responsibility lays at the feet of President Putin."

INVESTIGATORS ARE GETTING BETTER ALSO ACCESS TO THE CRASH SITE OF MALAYSIA FLIGHT 17.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS UP TO 100 VICTIMS MAY STILL BE MISSING.

MALAYSIA SAYS IT COULD BE MONTHS BEFORE THEY'RE RECOVERED.

IN THE NETHERLANDS. 40 WOOD COFFINS HAVE ALREADY ARRIVED.

THOUSANDS LINED THE 60-MILE ROUTE ACROSS THE DUTCH COUNTRYSIDE.

THE YOUNGEST VICTIM WAS JUST EIGHT YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


CREW ATTACKED BY BEES-SOTVO


WHEN BEES ATTACK!

A SWARM SMOTHERED FOUR LANDSCAPERS LAST NIGHT IN CAPE CORAL --

STINGING THEM DOZENS OF TIMES.

5:50:30:00 "i've got swarms of bees and now my guys are running seeking shelter as far as they can get away and bees are swarming."

JOSHUA KINZLER OWNS PHAT-GRASS LAWNCARE.

HE SAYS THEY WERE MOWING A HOUSE ON 47TH TERRACE WHEN A SWARM OF BEES -- LIKE THIS -- OVERCAME THEM.

THEY DARTED IN EVERY DIRECTION --

DESPARATE TO GET AWAY.

BUT ONE MAN WAS STUNG 15-TIMES.

JOSH HAS THREE STINGS.

WE WENT TO AN EXPERT TO FIND OUT IF THESE WERE AFRICANIZED BEES. Return to index of stories...


CREW ATTACKED BY BEES-SOTVO


#B. Keith Councell

#President, Florida State Beekeepers Assoc.

05:46:25 "Definitely not africanized bees. These bees were very timid.

I walked up to the really didn't need wear any gear as far as

protective gear to work with them/" 05:46:34

HE SAYS BEES HAVE BECOME A BIG PROBLEM --

THIS HIVE WAS HIDING IN A VALVE BOX.

HE RECOMMENDS YOU CHECK YOUR PROPERTY FOR HIVES AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH. Return to index of stories...


TEXTING 911-VO IN PLASMA-CG


THIS MORNING NBC-2 IS WORKING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS SOME OF OUR VIEWERS HAVE. AFTER HEARING ABOUT THE FIRST 9-1-1 *TEXT MESSAGE THAT JUST SAVED A LIFE.

DEREK POSTED THIS TO OUR NBC-2 FACEBOOK PAGE:

" IF YOU SEND A TEXT SAYING "HELP ME" TO 911. AND THEN YOU SEND ANOTHER TEXT TO 911 EXPLAINING YOUR SITUATION. DOES THAT SECOND TEXT GO TO THE EXACT SAME PERSON IN DISPATCH THAT THE FIRST TEXT WENT TO SAYING HELP ME ?"

THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION DEREK, AND WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF THE SAME DISPATCHER WILL GET IT. Return to index of stories...


TEXTING 911-PLASMA VO


NBC-2 DID SOME DIGGING AND ACCORDING TO THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, IT IS IMPERATIVE TO PROVIDE ALL THE INFORMATION YOU CAN IN THE FIRST TEXT MESSAGE, BECAUSE THEY CAN'T RECEIVE LOCATION INFORMATION.

JUST LAST WEEK, A COLLIER WOMaN TEXTED "HELP ME" TO 911. THE FIRST 9-1-1 TEXT SINCE ROLLING OUT THE PROGRAM LAST MONTH.

DISPATCHERS SAY THE WOMAN CALLED 9-1-1 BUT COULDN'T SPEAK.

THEY CALLED BACK -- HEARD MOANING AND THEN SAW HER 9-1-1 TEXT. Return to index of stories...


TEXTING 911-SOTVO, PLASMA


Commander Bill Rule, CCSO Communications Dept.

There are certain circumstances where you may not have a voice and your voice becomes your fingers and you text in the message and send it to us.

THE NAPLES POLICE DEPARTMENT RECENTLY JOINED THE PROGRAM.

SO PEOPLE IN THE CITY WITH VERIZON CAN TEXT 911.

ACCORDING TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE, VERIZON AND T-MOBILE USERS CAN TEXT ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


GLITCH CRASHES GLOBAL US PASSPORTS, VISAS-VO


A COMPUTER GLITCH IS CAUSING DELAYS FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OVERSEAS TRYING TO GET A PASSPORT.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE GLITCH IS CAUSING DELAYS AT EMBASSIES.

THAT'S WERE MANY AMERICANS GO FOR U-S PASSPORTS, VISAS AND REPORTS OF AMERICANS BORN ABROAD.

THE ISSUES BEGAN SATURDAY AND HAVE YET TO BE RESOLVED. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-2 SHOT DBX


NBC2 IS ON SCENE OF A CHEMICAL SPILL IN COLLER COUNTY.

IT'S A THREAT TO WATER QUALITY.

AT 2 THIS AFTERNOON. THE CLEAN-UP BEGINS.

TWO DAYS AGO-- A CONTRACTOR WAS WORKING ON A ROOF ON HORSESHOE DRIVE.

SOME HOW UP TO EIGHT GALLONS OF A ROOFING CHEMICAL LEAKED INTO A NAPLES CITY DRAIN.

NBC-2'S ALEX DE ARMAS JOINS US LIVE NEAR THAT STORM WATER DRAIN WITH THE LATEST DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-REMLIVE


WE'RE TOLD IN JUST AN HOUR-- A CLEAN UP COMPANY WILL ARRIVE WITH A VACUUM TO CLEAN THIS ALL UP.

TAKE A LOOK-- ITS BEEN TWO DAYS AND THIS CHEMICAL IS STILL OUT HERE.

ONCE ITS VACUUMED-- THE COMPANY IS REQUIRED BY LAW TO TAKE THE LIQUID TO A DISPOSAL SITE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-VO


GOOD NEWS THIS MORNING--

THE NAPLES HARBOR MASTER TELLS ME THIS CHEMICAL DID NOT GO INTO THE NAPLES WATERWAYS-- IT DIDNT PASS ONE OF THE SWELLS.

IT WAS STOPPED BEFORE REACHING THE MAIN DRAIN THAT EVENTUALLY LEADS TO A NEARBY LAKE-- AND THEN THE NAPLES BAY.

THERE WERE NO CARCINOGENS IN THIS SPILL-- BUT THE HARBOR MASTER SAYS THIS NEEDS TO GET CLEANED UP NOW. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-SOT


"In the grand scheme of things we don't want anything but water going into our waterways. This is not pure water. It's a paint based product. We don't want it in our waterway. We are not considering this a major emergency by any means, we want the product Cleaned up and removed." Return to index of stories...


NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-REMLIVE


THE CITY IS LOOKING AT THIS AS A MISTAKE-- SO THEY HAVNT DECIDED IF THEY WILL FINE THE COMPANY REASONABLE.

COUNT ON US FOR ANY UPDATES.

LIVE IN NAPLES ADA Return to index of stories...


FM TRYING TO CLOSE GROCERY STORE-VO


THE CITY OF FORT MYERS GETS A VICTORY IN THEIR ATTEMPT TO SHUT-DOWN A CONVENIENCE STORE.

A FEDERAL JUDGE JUST DISMISSED A LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY PALM AVENUE GROCERY.

THE OWNER WAS CLAMING THE CITY'S DECISION TO SHUT DOWN THE STORE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

THE JUDGE DISAGREED.

CITY LEADERS CLAIMS THE STORE HAS BECOME A HAVEN FOR DRUG DEALERS AND IT NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN.

THE STORE NOW HAS THREE WEEKS TO APPEAL THE JUDGES DECISION OR CLOSE. Return to index of stories...


ROOKERY BAY RESEARCH PRESERVE-TRX VO


WELL YOU PROBABLY KNOW. SCHOOL IS JUST A FEW WEEKS AWAY!

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A LAST MINUTE--- FUN AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY FOR THE FAMILY--- WE HAVE THE PERFECT IDEA FOR YOU.

HOW ABOUT A VISIT TO THE ROOKERY BAY ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER!

TOMORROW IS KIDS FREE FRIDAY.

KIDS CAN PLAY WITH SEA LIFE IN THE TOUCH TANK, LEARN ABOUT FISH IN THE AQUARIUMS, AND DO ARTS AND CRAFTS.

THE IDEA OF THE DAY IS TO LEAN ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT OUR ECO SYSTEM IS TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WHEN YOU ARE DONE IN THE RESEARCH CENTER. YOU CAN WALK OUT ON THE BOARDWALK THROUGH THE PRESERVE OR EVEN CHECK OUT THE MANATEES AND SO MUCH MORE. Return to index of stories...


ROOKERY BAY RESEARCH PRESERVE-SOTVO


We have a very special program called kids free fridays and it engages kids of all ages in all kinds of activities relating to our costal enviornment. tomorrow our focus is on mangroves which are very important trees here in swfl.

THE EVENT STARTS TOMORROW AT 10. AND RUNS UNTIL TWO.

IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT *TOMORROW. REGULAR ADMISSION IS JUST 5 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS AND 3 DOLLARS FOR KIDS. Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS ON NBC2-OC-VIDBOX


WATERMAN BROADCASTING IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE WE ONCE AGAIN WILL THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA T-V HOME FOR THE MIAMI DOLPHINS PRE-SEASON GAMES.

FRIDAY AUGUST 8TH ON N-B-C-2 AT SEVEN P-M IT'S THE MIAMI DOLPHINS @ ATLANTA FALCONS.

SATURDAY AUGUST 16TH AT 7:30PM IT'S THE MIAMI DOLPHINS @ TAMPA BAY BUCS.

SATURDAY AUGUST 23RD AT 7PM IT'S THE DALLAS COWBOYS @ MIAMI DOLPHINS.

AND THURSDAY AUGUST 28TH THE GAME WILL AIR ON OUR SISTER STATION ABC-7, IT'S THE ST LOUIS RAMS @ MIAMI DOLPHINS.

WE WILL ALSO CARRY ALL PRESEASON GAMES ON "N-B-C-2 NEWS NOW" WITH SPANISH BROADCASTERS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO NEEDS A JOB?

YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE.

FIND OUT WHICH SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITY IS CONSIDERED THE BEST IN THE NATION FOR JOB GROWTH!

PLUS THIS LEE COUNTY CAT HAS BEEN THROUGH MORE THAN THE AVERAGE HUMAN.

HOW THIS FELINE IS DEFYING THE ODDS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) NAPLES HAPPY-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1B) SURVIVOR CAT-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.

Another hot, humid afternoon is in store for Southwest Florida. Temperatures will warm into the lower 90s, but the heat index will soar back to near 100 degrees. We'll continue to see some sunshine through the lunch hour, with only a few widely isolated showers scraping along some of the immediate coastline.

Then as the sea breeze comes in this afternoon, we'll pick up a few showers and storms. There is drier air working its way into Southwest Florida in the mid and upper levels of our atmosphere, and that will help to cut back on the overall coverage of rain..

By late this afternoon, the majority of the showers and storms should mainly appear in the inland areas of the state.

Then for Friday through the weekend and the start of next week coverage will be even lower, with only isolated afternoon storms expected.

Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows will be in the mid to upper 70s for the next 7 days. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES JOB GROWTH-TRX VO


NAPLES HAS BEEN NAMED THE BEST CITY IN THE NATION FOR JOB GROWTH ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY JUST RELEASED IN FORBES MAGAZINE.

THE RANKINGS. COMPILED BY FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANY "MOODY'S ANALYTICS". RANKS 200 CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH THE HIGHEST PROJECTED GROWTH RATES OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS.

NAPLES CAME IN FIRST. WITH A GROWTH RATE OF FOUR-POINT-ONE PERCENT.

CAPE CORAL WASN'T FAR BEHIND. COMING IN SIXTH.

ECONOMISTS SAY A BIG DRIVER OF THE GROWTH IS THE AREA'S RECENT POPULATION INCREASE. ESPECIALLY AMONG RETIREES. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES JOB GROWTH-SOTVO


Their portfolio that they're saving for retirement or whatever investments is doing better, because the stock market is doing better.

EIGHT OF THE CITIES IN THE TOP TEN ARE EITHER IN FLORIDA OR TEXAS. TWO STATES KNOWN FOR THEIR BUSINESS-FRIENDLY CLIMATE. AND HAVING NO STATE INCOME TAX. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES HAPPIEST CITY-SSTOPS


AND IN *ANOTHER SURVEY. NAPLES IS BEING RANKED IN THE TOP FIVE AREAS WITH THE *HAPPIEST POPULATION.

IT CAME IN 4TH IN A STUDY OF SMALLER CITIES DONE BY TWO UNIVERSITIES.

NEW YORK CITY - RANKED AS THE UNHAPPIEST CITY IN THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


SURVIVOR CAT-VOWIPE


HERE'S A STORY THAT MIGHT CONVINCE YOU CATS TRULY DO HAVE NINE LIVES.

THE ANIMAL REFUGE CENTER RESCUED THIS CAT NAMED LAUREL LATE LAST WEEK.

A ROOFER FOUND HER ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD -

WHERE CHILDREN WERE THROWING ROCKS AT HER.

BUT LATER THEY FOUND - SHE HAD BEEN SHOT AT -

AND LIKELY HAD BEEN RUN OVER BY A CAR.

SHE'S NOW UNDER 24-HOUR CARE AT AN ANIMAL HOSPITAL -

BUT STILL HAS A LONG RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


SURVIVOR CAT-SOTVO


This poor little kitty received injuries and suffering in our community so we're really hoping the community steps up to help make this right for her

THE ANIMAL REFUGE CENTER IN LEE COUNTY HAS STARTED A FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR LAUREL'S SURGERIES.

THOSE COULD COST UP TO 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

WE'LL HAVE A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE -- NBC--2.COM -- WITH MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN DONATE. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE FOLO-SS-VO-SS


NBC 2 CONFIRMS THE TEEN GIRL HIT BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH IS NOW OUT OF THE HOSPITAL.

CHELSEA GILL WAS RELEASED FROM LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

HER BOYFRIEND. ZAC LATAWEIC. IS IN CRITICAL CONDITON IN A MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA.

ZAC'S DAD TELLS NBC 2 CHELSEA ASKED TO STAY AT THE HOSPITAL TO BE NEAR ZAC.

NBC 2 WAS THERE AS PARAMEDICS WORKED TO KEEP HIM ALIVE. PERFORMING CPR ON THE BEACH.

WE ALSO LEARNED THAT THE MAN WHO DIED, SCOTT WILCOX, WAS A FATHER OF 7.

WE SPOKE TO ONE OF HIS DAUGHTERS BY PHONE. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE FOLO-SOTVO


:57:44 My cousin Paulie said he was trying to save the other two and

that's how it happened

Butt sot

:58:05 he would do that for anybody

15 PEOPLE IN THE U-S HAVE DIED FROM LIGHTNING STRIKES SINCE MAY.

6 OF THOSE DEATHS. INCLUDING TUESDAY'S. WERE HERE IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR DANGERS-OC VO


CHILD SAFETY ADVOCATES ARE WARNING PARENTS ABOUT THE DANGER OF HOT CARS.

AT LEAST 17 CHILDREN DIED OF HEATSTROKE VEHICLE DEATHS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES SO FAR THIS YEAR.

TEN OF THEM DIED JUST WITHIN THE LAST SIX WEEKS.

THESE ARE PREVENTABLE DEATHS BUT THEY KEEP HAPPENING.

SINCE 19-98. THERE'S BEEN AN ANNUAL AVERAGE OF 38 CHILDREN DYING IN HOT CARS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


FSU PROFESSOR DEATH-TRX OC VO


POLICE HAVE RELEASED FEW SPECIFICS ABOUT THE MURDER OF A FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY LAW PROFESSOR.

BUT INVESTIGATORS HAVE MADE ONE DETAIL CLEAR: WHOEVER TARGETED THE MAN WANTED HIM DEAD.

INVESTIGATORS HAVE RULED OUT A ROBBERY GONE WRONG AND SAY THE KILLING WAS PREMEDITATED.

TALLAHASSEE POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A VEHICLE OF INTEREST.

CAMERAS CAUGHT WHAT APPEARS TO BE A TOYOTA PRIUS IN THE AREA OF DANIEL MARKEL'S HOME NEAR THE TIME OF THE SHOOTING LAST WEEK.

POLICE ARE ASKING THE PUBLIC FOR ANY TIPS ABOUT THE VEHICLE AND FOR ANYONE WITH SURVEILLANCE IN THE AREA TO COME FORWARD.

OFFICIALS SAY THERE ARE NO SUSPECTS. Return to index of stories...


FL REDISTRICTING-OC VO


A FLORIDA JUDGE LABELS CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS AS "GERRYMANDERING."

NOW HE HAS TO DECIDE HOW TO FIX THE JAGGED LINES.

CIRCUIT JUDGE TERRY LEWIS IS HOLDING A HEARING TODAY.

HE WILL CONSIDER WHAT STEPS TO TAKE SINCE RULING TWO DISTRICTS ARE ILLEGAL BECAUSE THEY WERE DRAWN TO BENEFIT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

LEGISLATIVE LEADERS SAY THEY WILL REDRAW THE DISTRICTS, BUT THEY WANT TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE 20-14 ELECTIONS.

A COALITION OF GROUPS THAT SUED THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE WANTS THE DISTRICTS FIXED NOW.

THEY HAVE ASKED LEWIS TO APPROVE A NEW CONGRESSIONAL MAP. Return to index of stories...


CRASH HERO-OC-VO


A NAPLES MAN IS MAKING A REPUTATION FOR HIMSELF AS A HERO.

LAST DECEMBER WE TOLD YOU ABOUT A MAN WHO RESCUED A WOMAN AND HER TWO CHILDREN FROM A HOUSE FIRE.

JUST YESTERDAY, THAT SAME MAN SAVED *ANOTHER LIFE. AFTER HE SAW A CAR ACCIDENT AT SANTA BARBARA AND DAVIS BOULEVARD IN NAPLES. AND WENT TO HELP THE DRIVER.

THE CAR FLIPPED OVER AND THE DRIVER WAS STILL INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


CRASH HERO-SOTVO


Tony strong

6:15:34-6:15:39

The next thing I know the window started opening and no one else was

at the window so I just put my hand in there and said come on buddy

lets get out if here.

HE DIDN'T GET THE PERSONS NAME BUT SAYS HE APPEARED TO BE OK.

NBC 2 FIRST SPOKE WITH TONY STRONG BACK IN DECEMBER--- AFTER HE SAW A TRAILER ON FIRE AND RAN INSIDE.

HE SAVED A WOMAN AND HER TWO CHILDREN WHO WERE INSIDE ASLEEP. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


COMING UP ON NBC-2.

WE'RE "RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS,"

THE SURVIVALIST IS OUT WITH A NEW SHOW.

WE'RE TALKING LIVE WITH BEAR GRYLLS.

HE'S TAKING SIX CELEBRITIES AROUND THE GLOBE FOR ON AN UNPREDICTABLE JOURNEY.

AND ONE OF THEM IS FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) BEAR GRYLLS-VOWIPE


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RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS-SOTVOTOPS


on your count.time to go get him

THAT'S A CLIP FROM THE NEW N-B-C SHOW "RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS." Return to index of stories...


RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS-2SHOTANIBOX


THE FAMED ADVENTURER AND SURVIVALIST IS TAKING SIX CELEBRITIES INTO THE WILDEST AND MOST REMOTE LOCATIONS.

HERE IN THE U-S AND AROUND THE WORLD FOR A 48-HOUR JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME.

THE CELEBRITIES WILL BE PARTNERED ONE-ON-ONE WITH GRYLLS IN THEIR OWN STAND-ALONE EPISODES.

EACH OF THE CELEBRITIES ENDURES THE HARSH WILDERNESS IN HIGH-OCTANE, ACTION-BASED REMOTE LOCATIONS.

JOINING US TO GIVE INSIGHT INTO THE SHOW IS THE MAN HIMSELF. BEAR GRYLLS.

OF COURSE A STUDIO IS TOO BORING!

BEAR IS LIVE ON BOAT IN NEW YORK HARBOR. Return to index of stories...


RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS-LIVE SAT


-- celebs include: Zac Efron; Ben Stiller; Channing Tatum; Deion Sanders; Tom Arnold; Tamron Hall

-- The show was created by Grylls, who recently starred on the NBC series "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls."

-- The show airs Mondays on NBC and premieres on Monday July 28th. Return to index of stories...


MAN BITTEN BY ALIGATOR (BACK UP)-INTRO


APPARENTLY BEING A GOLF BALL RETRIEVER IN FLORIDA CAN BE A HAZARDOUS JOB.

A MAN CONTRACTED TO DIVE FOR GOLF BALLS ON ONE COURSE ENDED UP IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING BITTEN ON THE ARM AND HAND BY AN ALLIGATOR.

ALEX DIPRATO REPORTS Return to index of stories...


MAN BITTEN BY ALIGATOR (BACK UP)-PKG


THE ALLIGATOR IS TEN FEET.

THAT'S RIGHT, TEN FEET. AND DRAGGED OUT OF A LAKE ON THE SECOND HOLE OF THE BONAVENTURE COUNTRY CLUB IN WESTON. THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION BELIEVES IT'S THE SAME GATOR.

I'm in a lot of pain. It definitely hurts.

.THAT SUNK ITS TEETH INTO THE LEFT ARM AND HAND OF 51-YEAR-OLD STEVEN MARTINEZ AS HE PERFORMED HIS JOB DIVING FOR GOLF BALLS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE. MARTINEZ WAS ABLE TO SHAKE OFF THE ALLIGATOR.

I just got bit, and I got out of the water as soon as possible.

HE DROVE HIMSELF TO THE PRO SHOP. 911 WAS CALLED, BUT MARTINEZ WAS SURPRISINGLY CALM.

He seemed like everything was okay, other than he'd just been bit by an alligator.

He was very calm, and it's not really something that you hear of super often, you know?

IT ISN'T THE FIRST TIME MARTINEZ HAS BEEN ATTACKED. IN 2006 DIVING FOR GOLF BALLS IN BOYNTON BEACH, HE WAS BITTEN ON THE SAME ARM.

THE GATOR IN THE MOST RECENT ATTACK WAS TAKEN AWAY BY TRAPPERS. MARTINEZ KNOWS HE'S LUCKY TO HAVE ESCAPED SERIOUSLY INJURY TWICE, BUT WHAT HE WON'T GIVE UP IS DOING THE JOB HE LOVES.

Being at the wrong place at the wrong time. I just hope it doesn't happen again. It's a rare occasion. I've been diving for years years. Return to index of stories...


TEQUILLA (BACKUP)-VO


TODAY IS NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY.

LET'S FACE IT, WE ALL KNOW TEQUILA IS SYNONYMOUS WITH MARGARITA, SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS FROZEN FAVORITE.

THERE IS NO DEFINITIVE ANSWER AS TO WHO REALLY INVENTED THIS DRINK, BUT INTERESTING STORIES ABOUND. ONE OF THE EARLIEST STORIES TELLS OF A WEALTHY DALLAS SOCIALITE INVENTING THE DRINK AT A CHRISTMAS PARTY IN ACAPULCO IN 1948.

TOMMY HILTON OF THE HILTON HOTEL CHAIN REPORTEDLY ATTENDED THE PARTY, AND TOOK THE RECIPE HOME TO SERVE AT HIS HOTELS.

ANOTHER SUGGESTS THAT IT IS MERELY BASED ON AN AMERICAN DRINK CALLED THE DAISY, WHICH WAS MADE WITH BRANDY INSTEAD OF TEQUILA.

THE SPANISH WORD FOR "DAISY" IS "MARGARITA"; HENCE THE NAME. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


ANOTHER DRAWN-OUT EXECUTION RE-IGNITES CONTROVERSY OVER LETHAL INJECTIONS.

THE GOVERNOR OF ARIZONA HAS CALLED FOR A FULL INVESTIGATION.

NBC-2 EXPLAINS WHAT FEDERAL AUTHORITIES WANT *PRESERVED.

PLUS THIS--

It looked like she was pregnant and I asked her if she was pregnant.

CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT.

WHY THIS 4-YEAR-OLDS HIGHLY-INAPPROPRIATE QUESTION GOT HIM BANNED FROM A DONUT SHOP. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) AZ EXECUTION-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) KID BANNED-SOTVO


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) CHEMICAL SPILL CLEAN-TRIP ANIBOX


GOOD MORNING IM LISA SPOONER. AND HERE'S A LOOK AT TODAYS TOP STORIES.

A CLEAN UP IS UNDER WAY TODAY AFTER A TOXIC CHEMICAL SPILL IN NAPLES.

CONTRACTORS WERE WORKING ON A ROOF ON HORSESHOE DRIVE TUESDAY. WHEN THE CHEMICAL THEY WERE USING TO SEAL THE ROOF LEAKED INTO A STORM DRAIN.

THAT DRAIN FLOWS INTO A NEARBY LAKE. WHICH EVENTUALLY LEADS INTO NAPLES BAY.

ITS STILL NOT KNOWN IF THE COMPANY RESPONSIBLE WILL BE FINED. Return to index of stories...


TS2) MISSING PLANE-TRIP ANIBOX


AN AIR ALGERIE FLIGHT DISAPPEARED FROM RADAR EARLY TODAY. AND IT IS REPORTED THAT THE PLANE DID IN FACT CRASH IN THE AFRICAN COUNTRY OF MALI.

OFFICIALS SAY HEAVY RAIN WAS REPORTED IN THE AREA WHERE THE PLANE. CARRYING 116 PEOPLE. DISAPPEARED FROM RADAR.

THE AIR ALGERIE FLIGHT WAS ON ITS WAY FROM NEIGHBORING BURKINA FASO TO ALGERIA.

THE PLANE WAS BEING OPERATED BY THE SPANISH AIRLINE SWIFTAIR. Return to index of stories...


TS3) COLLIER JOB GROWTH-TRIP ANIBOX


NAPLES HAS BEEN NAMED THE BEST CITY IN THE NATION FOR JOB GROWTH.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY RELEASED IN FORBES MAGAZINE.

THE STUDY RANKS 200 CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH THE HIGHEST PROJECTED GROWTH RATES OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS.

NAPLES CAME IN FIRST. WITH A GROWTH RATE OF FOUR-POINT-ONE PERCENT.

ECONOMISTS SAY A BIG DRIVER OF THE GROWTH IS THE AREA'S RECENT POPULATION INCREASE --ESPECIALLY AMONG RETIREES. Return to index of stories...


ARIZONA EXECUTION-INTRO


ANOTHER DRAWN-OUT EXECUTION HAS RE-IGNITED CONTROVERSY OVER LETHAL INJECTIONS.

SOME WITNESSES DESCRIBE A MAN GASPING FOR AIR AS HE WAS PUT TO DEATH IN ARIZONA WEDNESDAY.

HERE'S ANDREW SPENCER. Return to index of stories...


ARIZONA EXECUTION-PKG


"It was tough for everybody in that room. At a certain point, you wondered if he was ever going to die."

JOSEPH WOOD: CONVICTED OF MURDER AND SENTENCED TO DEATH, PUT TO DEATH IN A PROCESS WHICH TOOK NEARLY TWO HOURS

"He was gasping for air. He was struggling to breathe. He was moving up on the restraints."

"To watch a man lay there for an hour and 40 minutes gulping air, I can liken it to, if you catch a fish and throw it on the shore, the way the fish opens and closes its mouth."

THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS SAYS WOOD WAS UNCONSCIOUS THE ENTIRE TIME.

WOOD WAS CONVICTED OF THE 1989 KILLINGS OF HIS ESTRANGED GIRLFRIEND AND HER FATHER. HE RECEIVED NO SYMPATHY, WEDNESDAY, FROM A RELATIVE OF HIS VICTIMS.

"Everybody here, from what I heard, said it was excruciating. You don't know what excruciating is. What's excruciating is seeing your dad laying there in a pool of blood, seeing your sister laying there in a pool of blood. This man deserved it."

A SIMILARLY DRAWN-OUT EXECUTION IN OKLAHOMA, THIS YEAR, RAISED CONCERNS ABOUT THE DRUGS NOW USED IN LETHAL INJECTIONS -- WITH OTHER COUNTRIES REFUSING TO EXPORT SODIUM THIOPENTAL TO THE UNITED STATES FOR USE IN EXECUTIONS.

"The two drugs worked, he eventually died, but I can't imagine this is what the criminal justice system had hoped for when it came up with this new two-drug protocol."

WOOD'S LAWYER SAYS WOOD WAS CONCERNED THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS WOULD BE EXPERIMENTING ON HIM.

A RELATIVE OF HIS VICTIMS TAKES ISSUE WITH THAT ENTIRE CONVERSATION.

"Well, why didn't we give him a bullet?"

I'M ANDREW SPENCER, REPORTING Return to index of stories...


RUBIO: OBAMA A BIGOT-VO


FLORIDA SENATOR MARCO RUBIO HAS SOME STRONG WORDS ON A VERY DIVISIVE ISSUE.

RUBIO WAS SPEAKING AT THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA IN WASHINGTON.

THE SENATOR WAS DEFENDING HIS SUPPORT FOR TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE - WHEN HE SAID PRESIDENT OBAMA FAILED TO BACK SAME SEX MARRIAGE UNTIL HE RAN FOR RE-ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


RUBIO: OBAMA A BIGOT-SOTVO


Supporting the definition of marriage as one man and one woman is not anti-gay it's pro-traditional marriage and if support for traditional marriage is bigotry then Barack Obama was a bigot until just before the 2012 election.

RUBIO ALSO TALKED ABOUT HIS OPPOSITION TO ABORTION SAYING WOMEN SHOULD HAVE A SUPPORT NETWORK, AND BE GIVEN OPPORTUNITIES TO PLACE A BABY UP FOR ADOPTION. Return to index of stories...


DECISION 2014 CLIP-CLIP


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GOV SCOTT SAME SEX MARRIAGE-OTS SOT OC-CG


NBC-2 CONTINUES TO PUSH GOVERNOR SCOTT FOR CLARIFICATION WHEN IT COMES TO SEX MARRIAGE STANCE.

48:30ISH

I still believe in traditional marriage. But I want to make sure no one is ever discriminated against. It's not fair to anybody to be discriminated against.

Dave:Do you feel that's a mixed message?

I believe in traditional marriage. But i don't believe anybody.I mean it's.I don't want anybody to be discriminated against for anything.

BOTH OF SCOTT'S DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGERS, CHARLIE CHRIST AND NAN RICH, PUBLICLY SUPPORT SAME SEX MARRIAGE.

THE VOTER APPROVED BAN IS IN QUESTION RIGHT NOW IN FLORIDA.

A JUDGE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS OVERTURNED THE BAN-

BUT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL APPEALED SO FOR NOW, THE BAN IN MONROE COUNTY IS STILL IN PLACE.

THERE'S ANOTHER, BROADER REACHING CHALLENGE BEING CONSIDERED IN MIAMI.

A RULING COULD COME AT ANY TIME. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA ELECTIONS PUSHED BACK-OTS


A HEARING TODAY COULD HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON WHEN YOU VOTE AND WHO YOU VOTE FOR.

A JUDGE IS BEING ASKED TO MOVE THIS YEAR'S ELECTION DATES.

THAT INCLUDES POSTPONING NEXT MONTH'S PRIMARY IN ORDER TO DRAW UP NEW CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS FOR THE STATE.

THIS COMES AFTER THE JUDGE RULED TWO CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS WERE CRAFTED TO UNFARILY BENEFIT REPUBLICANS.

COUNT ON NBC2 TO BRING YOU ANY DEVELOPMENTS FROM THIS HEARING. Return to index of stories...


NAKED MEAT THIEVES-VO


THIS NEXT STORY WILL CERTAINLY CATCH YOUR ATTENTION.

SOME GUYS STOLE BEEF IN THEIR BRIEFS.

THESE ARE SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS TAKEN FROM DOCS BEACH HOUSE RESTAURANT ON BONITA BEACH.

DEPUTIES SAY AT LEAST THREE MEN-- WEARING JUST UNDERWEAR-- BROKE INTO THE RESTAURANT EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

THE SUSPECTS TOOK OFF WITH BURGERS AND BACON.

THEN LEFT COMPLETELY NUDE. Return to index of stories...


NAKED MEAT THIEVES-SOTVO


LOU BANGERT

MANAGER, DOCS BEACH HOUSE

"Three men with no clothes on at 3:00 in the morning it's a little

strange. Of course we've never had anything like that ever happen. I

just think its. I never heard of anything like that!

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE BARE BANDITS IS ASKED TO CALL THE SHERIFFS OFFICE OR CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


GARDNER'S PARK UPDATE-VOWIPE


BUSINESS OWNERS IN A DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS AREA KNOWN AS GARDNER'S PARK ARE CELEBRATING A SMALL VICTORY THIS MORNING.

THEY'VE BEEN PETITIONING COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY TO HELP REVITALIZE AND FOCUS ON THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.

THIS AREA IS BETWEEN FOWLER AND EVANS -- JUST NORTH OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BOULEVARD.

SEVERAL BUSINESSES HAVE INVESTED IN THE AREA IN THE PAST FEW YEARS --

THE CRA COMMISSION VOTED WEDNESDAY TO INVEST UP TO 40-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO DEVELOP A NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN. Return to index of stories...


TAX FREE SCHOOL SHOPPING-OTS,VIDBOX


SUMMER IS WINDING DOWN. AND THAT MEANS IT'S TIME FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING.

AND NEXT WEEKEND WILL BE HUGE FOR FLORIDA SHOPPERS.

THE STATE'S SALES TAX HOLIDAY STARTS FRIDAY AUGUST FIRST.

CLOTHING AND SHOES 100 DOLLARS OR LESS ARE TAX EXEMPT.

YOU CAN ALSO SAVE THAT SIX PERCENT TAX ON COMPUTERS AND OTHER SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

THE STATE EXPECTS SHOPPERS WILL SAVE IN TOTAL. AT LEAST 40-MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


KID BANNED FROM DONUT SHOP-INTRO


KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS.

A YOUNG BOY IN MONROE, CONNECTICUT WAS BANNED FROM HIS FAVORITE DOUGHNUT SHOP BECAUSE OF A QUESTION HE ASKED.

MATT CAMPBELL HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


KID BANNED FROM DONUT SHOP-PKG


You see this beetle right here, I wonder what he eats. I know bugs fly with their wings, but what moves their wings?

AS YOU CAN SEE FROM OUR BRIEF INTERACTION WITH FOUR YEAR OLD JUSTIN OTERO, HE'S A CURIOUS GUY. BUT HIS CURIOSITY GOT HIM IN SOME HOT WATER AT THE DOUGHNUT INN ON MONROE'S MAIN STREET OVER THE WEEKEND. THIS IS WHAT HE ASKED A WOMAN:

There was a customer there, and he asked her if she had a baby in her belly. She said no, he said I'm sorry.

It looked like she was pregnant and I asked her if she was pregnant.

JUSTIN'S MOM WAS MORTIFIED.

My response was oh my goodness, I'm so embarrassed, I'm so sorry.

BUT THEY SAY THANKFULLY, THE WOMAN SHRUGGED IT OFF.

She said no problem, I get it all the time with the kids at nursery school.

BUT THE MANAGERS AT DOUGHNUT INN WEREN'T AS FORGIVING, BECAUSE WHEN REBECCA AND JUSTIN WALKED IN THIS MORNING, THE LONGTIME DAILY CUSTOMERS WERE ALLEGEDLY TOLD TO LEAVE!

She said he's not allowed in here, and I looked around, and said, him? And she said yeah, he's rude.

AFTER REBECCA EXPLAINED THIS TO JUSTIN, AND SHE SAYS HE GETS IT, SORT OF BUT TRUE TO FORM, HE'S STILL ASKING QUESTIONS.

Somebody got mad because, he's really not very nice.

WE TRIED TO GET ANSWERS, BUT THE MANAGER AND OWNER AT DOUGHNUT INN HAD NO COMMENT. NOW, THE MOTHER AND SON ARE PLANNING TO TAKE THEIR BUSINESS ELSEWHERE WHILE USING THIS AS A LEARNING LESSON FOR THE FOUR YEAR OLD.

Some people, unfortunately are quick to pass judgment, and therefore we will take our money and business elsewhere. Return to index of stories...


GM COMPENSATION-OC VO


GENERAL MOTORS EXPECTS TO PAY BETWEEN 400-TO-600 MILLION DOLLARS TO COMPENSATE VICTIMS OF A FAULTY IGNITION SWITCH TIED TO AT LEAST 13 DEATHS.

THE AUTOMAKER LISTED THE FIGURE IN ITS QUARTERLY RESULTS.

FAMILIES OF THOSE KILLED OR INJURED CAN START FILING FOR PAYMENTS NEXT MONTH.

G-M HAS ADMITTED ITS EMPLOYEES KNEW OF THE DEFECTIVE IGNITION SWITCHES A DECADE BEFORE RECALLING 2-POINT-6 MILLION CARS EARLIER THIS YEAR.

THE AUTOMAKER HAS BEEN UNDER FIRE FROM CONGRESSIONAL, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND FEDERAL SAFETY REGULATORS FOR THE DELAY AND COULD FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


FLYING AROUND THE WORLD TRAGEDY-OC-VO


AN ATTEMPT AT A WORLD RECORD. AND A CHANCE TO RAISE MONEY FOR A GOOD CAUSE. HAS ENDED IN TRAGEDY.

A 17 YEAR OLD PILOT, WHO WAS FLYING AROUND THE WORLD WITH HIS FATHER, WAS KILLED AFTER THEIR PLANE CRASHED IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC.

THE INDIANA TEEN WAS TRYING TO BECOME THE YOUNGEST TO FLY AROUND THE WORLD IN 30 DAYS IN A SINGLE ENGINE PLANE.

THE 17 YEAR OLD'S BODY HAS BEEN RECOVERED, BUT NOT HIS FATHERS. Return to index of stories...


FLYING AROUND THE WORLD TRAGEDY-SOTVO


"But they have not found my father, so we're hopeful and ask everyone to pray that he's returned safely."

THAT WAS THE VICTIMS' SISTER.

ACCORDING TO THE FAMILY. THE PLANE'S BLACK BOX HAS NOT BEEN RECOVERED BUT INVESTIGATORS ARE ABLE TO HEAR ITS EMERGENCY PINGS.

THE FATHER AND SON WERE USING THE TRIP TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE CITIZENS FOUNDATION, A NONPROFIT THAT BUILDS SCHOOLS IN PAKISTAN. Return to index of stories...


TX SIGN FALLS-OC VO


TRAVEL TROUBLES IN TEXAS THIS MORNING AFTER A ROAD SIGN FALLS ONTO A BUSY INTERSTATE.

TAKE A LOOK.

IT HAPPENED NORTHEAST OF FORT WORTH.

POLICE SAY A DRIVER CRASHED INTO THE SIGN. BRINGING IT DOWN ONTO THE ROADWAY.

THIS MORNING CREWS ARE WORKING TO REMOVE AND REPAIR THE SIGN. Return to index of stories...


ELVIS ROLLS ROYCE FOR SALE-TRXVOTOPS


YOU COULD LIVE LIKE THE KING -- IF YOU CAN COUGH UP THE CASH FOR THIS LEGENDARY LIMO!

A 19-63 ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM FIVE THAT BELONGED TO ELVIS PRESLEY IS UP FOR AUCTION NEXT MONTH.

IT INCLUDES SOME LUXURY FEATURES WE'D TAKE FOR GRANTED TODAY -- LIKE A CAR PHONE!

THE CUSTOM LIMOUSINE ALSO INCLUDED A BUILT-IN WRITING PAD, MICROPHONE, MIRROR AND LINT BRUSH!

THERE'S EVEN A CUSTOM CABINET WITH ITS OWN SET OF CRYSTAL GLASSES.

THE BONHAMS AUCTION HOUSE SAYS THE ROLLS WAS REPAINTED ONCE -- BECAUSE CHICKEN'S BELONG TO ELVIS' MOTHER PECKED AWAY AT THE SHINY FINISH!

PRESLEY DONATED THE CAR TO ONE OF HIS FAVORITE CHARITIES IN 19-68.

IT WAS LATER SOLD TO A MUSEUM, AND NOW IT CAN BE YOURS. FOR AN ESTIMATED 200 TO 300-THOUSAND BUCKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRXVOTOPS


A CAR DEALER IN JACKSONVILLE WAS UPSET ABOUT GIVING A CUSTOMER A REFUND.

FIND OUT HOW THE DEALER TRIED TO GET THE LAST LAUGH.

PLUS. FIND OUT WHY ONE WOMAN FLIPPED OUT ON A TOW TRUCK DRIVER. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) REFUND IN PENNIES-VOWIPE


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TZ4B) SUV REPOSESSION-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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WILDFIRE FIGHT-ON CAM


THERE ARE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE BATTLE AGAINST WHAT'S BEING CALLED THE LARGEST WILDFIRE IN WASHINGTON STATE'S HISTORY.

SEVERAL WILDFIRES -- COLLECTIVELY KNOWN AS THE "CARLTON COMPLEX FIRE" -- ARE NOW 52-PERCENT CONTAINED.

BUT THERE ARE STILL PLENTY OF CHALLENGES AHEAD, INCLUDING THE THREAT OF MORE DANGEROUS WEATHER.

JON HUMBERT REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


WILDFIRE FIGHT-PKG


FROM TOO HOT TO TOO WET.

IT'S THE POWER OF UNPREDICTABLE JULY WEATHER IN WINTHROP.

THE TOWN WAS WALLOPED BY A HEAVY STORM IN THE LATE AFTERNOON WITH HAIL THAT LINGERED AND DAMAGED TREES.

BY EARLY EVENING, THE RAIN WAS CONSTANT.

OVER IN ENTIAT, THESE PHOTOS POSTED BY THE CHELAN EMERGENCY CREWS SHOW THE MUDSLIDES ALREADY HAPPENING IN AREAS CHARRED BY THE MILLS CANYON FIRE.

PART OF ENTIAT RIVER ROAD NEAR MILE POST 12 WAS SHUT DOWN AND THERE MAY BE MORE TO COME.

ANOTHER NIGHT AND MORE UPDATES OF PROGRESS IN TOWN.

WINTHROP'S OUTDOOR MEETING BROUGHT SOME GOOD NEWS; POWER AND INTERNET RESTORATION MAY GO FROM WEEKS TO NOW DAYS.

BUT THE WEATHER STILL REMAINS A SERIOUS PRIORITY FOR SAFETY.

"You don't want to be around trees that have been burning for awhile when the wind starts blowing, water starts running, it's too dangerous."

IN THIS NEW VIDEO FROM THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL GUARD, CREWS ARE MOPPING UP LINES EVEN FARTHER SOUTH IN HE CHIWAUKUM CREEK FIRE -- SOMETIMES GOING FROM TREE TO TREE.

"So you just gotta reach your hand in there and make sure that there's no heat. If there is heat, you dig them out, sometimes cut the tree down."

SHIFTING CONDITIONS WHEN FAST-MOVING WEATHER IS NOW A BIGGER ENEMY THAN FIRE. 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 hot, humid afternoon is in store for Southwest Florida. Temperatures will warm into the lower 90s, but the heat index will soar back to near 100 degrees. We'll continue to see some sunshine through the lunch hour, with only a few widely isolated showers scraping along some of the immediate coastline.

Then as the sea breeze comes in this afternoon, we'll pick up a few showers and storms. There is drier air working its way into Southwest Florida in the mid and upper levels of our atmosphere, and that will help to cut back on the overall coverage of rain..

By late this afternoon, the majority of the showers and storms should mainly appear in the inland areas of the state.

Then for Friday through the weekend and the start of next week coverage will be even lower, with only isolated afternoon storms expected.

Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows will be in the mid to upper 70s for the next 7 days. Return to index of stories...


SUV REPOSSESSION-ON CAM


SOUTH CAROLINA POLICE SAY A WOMAN GOT SO ANGRY AT THE MAN WHO REPOSSESSED HER VEHICLE, SHE BIT HIM.

WE GET THE STORY FROM MIKE MANZONI. Return to index of stories...


SUV REPOSSESSION-PKG


WHEN SCOTT FOWLER USED HIS BRAND NEW TOW TRUCK TO REPOSSESS LAKEISHA SMITH'S S-U-V, LET'S JUST SAY THINGS DID NOT GO SMOOTHLY.

SMITH JUMPED IN HER CADILLAC ESCALADE AND HIT THE GAS.

THEN, SHE CLIMBED IN THE BACK SEAT AND SMASHED THE WINDOWS.

AFTER THAT, SPARTANBURG COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY SHE BIT FOWLER'S ARM.

ALL BECAUSE HE WAS DOING HIS JOB AND TAKING AWAY HER CAR BECAUSE SHE STOPPED MAKING PAYMENTS.

BUT IT DIDN'T STOP THERE.

NOW FOWLER SAYS SOMEONE IS CALLING HIS HOUSE WITH DEATH THREATS.

"Basically, they're going to splatter my brains is their words."

WHAT YOU SEE IN THIS VIDEO MIGHT BE AN EXTREME CASE, BUT FOWLER SAYS HE DEALS WITH THIS KIND OF THING ALL THE TIME.

OF THE 40 OR 50 CALLS HE GETS EACH WEEK, HE SAYS A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE END UP GIVING HIM SOME KIND OF TROUBLE.

"Sometimes people get mad and use profanity and they try to come back with their vengeance - some small amount."

BUT HE SAYS HE'S NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE WHAT HAPPENED WITH SMITH WHO, BY THE WAY, IS ACCUSED OF DOING THIS BEFORE.

SPARTANBURG POLICE REPORTS SHOW SMITH FOUGHT WITH REPO MEN AT LEAST TWICE IN THE PAST.

THE FIRST TIME WAS IN 2011 WHEN POLICE SAY SMITH HOPPED IN THE SAME S-U-V AND TOOK OFF.

THE SECOND TIME AROUND HAPPENED IN 2012 THAT'S WHEN POLICE SAY SHE GOT AWAY AFTER DRIVING THAT SUV INTO SOMEONE'S BACKYARD. AND THROUGH THEIR FENCE.

FOR FOWLER. HE'S JUST GLAD IT WAS "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED."

"But on you average occasion, you never turn your back, you just got to be cautious at all times." Return to index of stories...


REFUND IN PENNIES-OC VO


A FLORIDA WOMAN SAYS A CAR DEALERSHIP GAVE HER $85 DOLLARS. IN PENNIES. WHEN THEY WERE ORDERED TO GIVE HER A REFUND.

SHE PURCHASED THE CAR FROM A JACKSONVILLE DEALERSHIP. BUT THE CAR HAD TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS.

THE WOMAN SAYS THE DEALER REPAIRED THE VEHICLE FOR 300 DOLLARS AND SOLD HER A WARRANTY. BUT THEN THE TRANSMISSION WENT OUT AGAIN.

SHE SAYS THE COST CAME OUT TO BE 400 DOLLARS.

SHE FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE D-M-V'S DISTRICT OFFICE. WHO INVESTIGATED AND TOLD THE DEALER TO GIVE HER A REFUND.

WHEN SHE WENT TO THE DEALER TO PICK UP THE REFUND. SHE WAS GIVEN TWO BAGS OF COINS AND SOME DOLLAR BILLS.

THE OWNER OF THE DEALERSHIP SAYS THE D-M-V TOLD HIM TO GIVE HER A REFUND. BUT DID NOT SAY HOW THE REFUND SHOULD BE MADE. Return to index of stories...


MAILMAN MISSING DEADLINES-OC VO


THANKS TO COST-CUTTING MEASURES AND A SHRINKING WORK FORCE, MORE MAIL DELIVERIES ARE MISSING THEIR EVENING DEADLINE.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO A NEW REPORT BY THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL.

THE PROBLEM IS WORSE IN FOUR AREAS OF THE COUNTRY - ATLANTA, WASHINGTON D-C, RICHMOND AND ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, AND SOUTH FLORIDA - WHERE MAIL BEING DELIVERED LATER THAN 5 P-M ABOUT 70 PERCENT OF THE TIME.

THE REPORT FOCUSES ON DELAYS IN THE WASHINGTON AREA -- AND POINTS OUT THAT MAIL CARRIERS ARE PUTTING THEIR LIVES IN DANGER WITH THE LATER DELIVERIES. THAT'S BECAUSE IT FREQUENTLY MEANS MAIL IS BEING DELIVERED AFTER DARK -- ESPECIALLY IN WINTER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


WHAT YOU'RE HAND-WRITING MAY BE TELLING YOU.

A POSSIBLE CLUE TO A SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION.

THE STORY AHEAD IN HEALTH MATTERS.

PLUS--

ATTENTION, ICE CREAM LOVERS -- YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO FAR TO SATISFY YOUR CRAVINGS. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) BEST ICE CREAM-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


THERE'S A SIMPLE CLUE THAT CAN HELP DETECT PARKINSON'S DISEASE LONG BEFORE OBVIOUS SYMPTOMS APPEAR.

TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT HOW YOU WRITE.

DOCTORS ARE.

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


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


A NEUROLOGICAL MOVEMENT DISORDER- PARKINSON'S DISEASE GETS WORSE OVER TIME. THE EARLIEST SYMPTOMS ARE SOMETIMES OVERLOOKED, WHEN MANY TIMES, THE WRITING WAS ON THE WALL.

NATHALIE GRONDIN/PHYSICAL THERAPIST

RUNS:

1:25: The early indicators could be changes in facial expression, where they call it a mood face or mast face. Changes in handwriting. Very small and shaky handwriting that's often how it can be picked up.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Micrographia is the medical term for small handwriting. People with Parkinson's disease may start forming normal-sized letters, but as they continue, the font gets smaller and cramped. That's why a standard evaluation looks to see what your handwriting reveals.

FROM DEMO

NATHALIE GRONDIN/PHYSICAL THERAPIST

RUNS:

:31 I would say go ahead write your names three times in a row. Typically what happens is the first time they might do OK but with repetition it might get smaller.

THE UNIFIED PARKINSON'S DISEASE RATING SCALE SCORES SEVERAL SKILLS- INCLUDING WRITING-

FROM DEMO

NATHALIE GRONDIN/PHYSICAL THERAPIST

RUNS:

:10 We score 0-4 whether the handwriting is normal, slightly slow or small. Moderately slow or small but the words are legible. Then the three would be severely affected, not all the words are legible. And majority of the words are not legible would be a four.

MAKING WRITING EVEN MORE TRICKY ARE TREMORS, WHICH ALSO GO HAND-IN-HAND WITH PARKINSON'S.

NATHALIE GRONDIN/PHYSICAL THERAPIST

RUNS:

:41 A lot of times Parkinson's will manifest itself with a tremor. There's a very specific type of tremor they call it a pill-rolling tremor. It typically will start in one hand.

EXERCISE AND TARGETED THERAPIES CAN SLOW PROGRESSION AND INCREASE WELLBEING. AND READING THE EARLY WARNING SIGNS GIVES PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S MORE OPTIONS. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


ORGANIC CAMPBELL SOUP-OC VO


CAMPBELL'S SOUP IS GOING ORGANIC.

STARTING IN JANUARY, A VARIETY OF READY TO EAT ORGANIC SOUPS WILL HIT STORE SHELVES.

UNLIKE THE ICONIC CAN. CAMPELL'S ORGANIC WILL COME IN A RECTANGULAR CARTON.

THE MOVE IS SEEN AS AN EFFORT TO REVIVE SALES THAT HAVE BEEN HURT BY COMPETING BRANDS AND READY TO EAT SOUPS SOLD IN THE HOT FOOD AREA OF SUPERMARKETS. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


NAYA RIVERA IS A NEWLYWED. AND PHARRELL TEAMS UP WITH A HEAVY HITTER FOR THE NEXT SEASON OF THE VOICE.

MARY MULLER HAS TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


GLEE ACTRESS NAYA RIVERA TIED THE KNOT OVER THE WEEKEND!

PEOPLE MAGAZINE REPORTS THE 27-YEAR-OLD MARRIED LONG TIME FRIEND RYAN DORSEY IN CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO.

A SMALL GROUP OF FAMILY MEMBERS ATTENDED THE CEREMONY.

THE WEDDING COMES JUST THREE MONTHS AFTER RIVERA'S ENGAGEMENT TO RAPPER BIG SEAN ENDED.

PHARRELL IS "HAPPY" TO HAVE GRAMMY AWARD WINNER ALICIA KEYS ON HIS TEAM.

KEYS TWEETED THIS PHOTO.ANNOUNCING PHARELL INVITED HER TO BE AN ADVISER ON SEASON 7 OF THE VOICE.

WE WILL HAVE TO TUNE IN TO SEE IF THE COLLABORATION GIVES PHARELL AN EDGE OVER NEWBIE COACH GWEN STEFANI, AND LONGTIME COACHES ADAM LEVINE AND BLAKE SHELTON.

THE VOICE AIRS ON NBC SEPTEMBER 22ND.

BIG NEWS FOR THE LATE SHOW!

CBS ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY THE SHOW WILL STAY AT THE ED SULLIVAN THEATER WHEN STEPHEN COLBERT TAKES OVER FOR DAVID LETTERMAN IN 20-15.

ORIGINALLY IT WAS UNCLEAR IF COLBERT WOULD HOST HE THE LATE SHOW FROM THE WEST COAST, BUT CBS AGREED TO KEEP IT IN N-Y-C AFTER STRIKING A FAVORABLE TAX DEAL WITH THE CITY.

LETTERMAN HAS HOSTED HIS SHOW FROM THE HISTORIC THEATER FOR YEARS.

HE HASN'T YET ANNOUNCED A FINAL SHOW DATE.

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


BEST ICE CREAM PARLOR-SS (2)


DID YOU KNOW SOME OF THE BEST ICE CREAM IN THE NATION IS RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA?

TRIP ADVISOR JUST RELEASED ITS TOP 10 LIST OF BEST ICE CREAM PARLORS --

BASED ON TRAVELER REVIEWS.

AND GET THIS-

A BETTER SCOOP IN ENGLEWOOD CAME IN AT NUMBER 5.

THE ICE CREAM SHOP WAS SINGLED OUT FOR ITS WAFFLE CONES -- AND FLAVORS LIKE TOASTED COCONUT AND SALTED CARAMEL. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-2SHOT


COMING UP ON NBC-2 NEWS AT NOON.

A CHEMICAL SPILL THAT COULD AFFECT OUR WATERWAYS.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE THE CLEANUP IS ABOUT TO START, AND WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR LETTING IT HAPPEN IN THE FIRST PLACE.

THEN, WE'RE LIVE WHERE A FIRE DEPATMENT CONIFRMS A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN.

ALL THE DETAILS OF THE DEADLY DISASTER, AND HOW BAD THE DAMAGE IS.

UP NEXT.

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NOON TZA) CHEMICAL SPILL-VOTOPS


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NOON TZB) VA TORNADO-VOTOPS


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CLOSE--


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