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DIRECTOR'S PAGE TZ3A) BORDER CRISIS-VOTOPS
HL1) PORT CHAR CRANE-TRX VOTOPS TZ3B) 911 OUT OF TICKET-SOTVO
HL2) MH17 UPDATE-TRX-SAT 21 NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
HL3) WEATHER-TRX OMNITOPS TS1) CRANE UPDATE-TC MON VO
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP TS2) NAPLES OFFICER RELEASED-TC MON VO
PORT CHARLOTTE CRANE-2 SHOT DBX TS3) NAPLES PAINT SPILL-TC MON VO
PORT CHARLOTTE CRANE-REMLIVE BORDER CRISIS-TRX OC VO
PORT CHARLOTTE CRANE-VO BORDER CRISIS-SOTVO
PORT CHARLOTTE CRANE-REMLIVE PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-OC VO
NAPLES OFFICER LEAVES HOSPITAL-TRX SS(2) PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-SOTVO
NAPLES PAINT SPILL-OC-VO CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-OC-VO
ALGERIA PLANE UPDATE-TRX OC VO CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-SOTVO
MH17 TRANSFER BODIES NEAR COMPLETION-TRX SAT 21 OC FL MAN CALLS 911 TO GET OUT OF TICKET-INTRO
MH17 TRANSFER BODIES NEAR COMPLETION-PKG FL MAN CALLS 911 TO GET OUT OF TICKET-PKG
UN SCHOOL FALLOUT-OC-SOTVO FL WOMAN LEFT 5 KIDS IN HOT CAR-VOTOPS
VA TORNADO-OC VO FL BLUEBERRIES-OC VO
HEALTH INSURANCE FINES-OC OSU BAND DIRECTOR FIRED-INTRO
CREEPY DOLL UPDATE-TRX OC VO OSU BAND DIRECTOR FIRED-PKG
PA SHOOTING-TRX OC VO NFL RAY RICE SUSPENSION-OC-VO
GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS-OC-VO SAMSUNG HUGE TV-OTS
GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS-SOTVO-BNR TEASE FOUR-TRX
PIRATE FEST-TRX OC VO TZ4A) VANITY PLATES-VOTOPS
PIRATE FEST-SOT CG BNR TZ4B) CAT CALLS 911-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WEATHER TEASE-STC
TZ1A) LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOTVO VANITY PLATE REJECTIONS-ON CAM
TZ1B) PURSE SNATCHER-VOTOPS VANITY PLATE REJECTIONS-PKG
WEATHER-STC WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP WEATHER-WX WALL
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL CAT CALLS 911-ON CAM
LIGHTNING STRIKE 911-SOTVO-OC CAT CALLS 911-PKG
LIGHTNING STRIKE 911-SOTVO WOMAN SCREAMS AT AND KICKS COPS-SOTVO
PURSE SNATCHER-TRX OC VO WOMAN SCREAMS AT AND KICKS COPS-SOTVO
PURSE SNATCHER-SOTVO TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
CAPE HOT CAR DAD-OTS-VO-OTS TZ5A) JEALOUS DOGS-VO
OLDEST WW2 VET HONORED-VOWIPE HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
FL JUDGE AND MAPS-OC OTS HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
TEASE TWO-TRX CARS THAT DRIVE THEMSELVES-VOTOPS
TZ2A) HEROIN ON DAUGHTER-VOTOPS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
TZ2A) PEPPER SPRAY-VOTOPS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
FATHER HIDES HEROIN ON DAUGHTER-TRX OC VO DOGS ARE JEALOUS-OTS VO
FATHER HIDES HEROIN ON DAUGHTER-SOTVO NEW AT NOON TEASE-2SHOT
PEPPER SPRAY AT TOYS R US-VO NOON TZA) LEHIGH FIRE-SSTOPS
BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING THIS WEEKEND-OTS-VO NOON TZB) OPERATION BONITA BUST-SSTOPS
BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING THIS WEEKEND-SOTVO NOON TZC) DOLL MYSTERY-VOTOPS
SUN SPLASH CHRISTMAS IN JULY-TRX-CGTOPS CLOSE---
TEASE THREE-TRX  


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HL1) PORT CHAR CRANE-TRX VOTOPS


GOOD NEWS. A MAJOR HEADACHE FOR PEOPLE IN PORT CHARLOTTE HAS FINALLY BEEN EASED.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE CONSTRUCTION SITE WHERE A CRANE WAS OVERTURNED.

WE'VE GOT A LIVE REPORT COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


HL2) MH17 UPDATE-TRX-SAT 21


PLUS, THE NETHERLANDS STEPS UP EFFORTS TO ENSURE THE REMAINS OF ALL OF THE VICTIMS OF FLIGHT MH 17 RETURN HOME FROM THE UKRAINE.

DUTCH OFFICIALS ARE SENDING IN A TEAM OF FORENSIC EXPERTS TO TAKE OVER THE RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WEATHER-TRX OMNITOPS


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NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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PORT CHARLOTTE CRANE-2 SHOT DBX


A CRANE CUTS POWER TO HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES.

IT FORCED MANY OUT OF THEIR HOMES BECAUSE OF THE HEAT.

THIS MORNING WE'VE POWER HAS BEEN RESTORED.

THE CRANE WAS BEING USED AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

THAT PROJECT IS FAR FROM OVER. SO WHAT'S NEXT?

NBC2'S SAM SWEENEY IS LIVE FROM U-S 41 NEAR HARBOR BOULEVARD WITH DETAILS.

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PORT CHARLOTTE CRANE-REMLIVE


CHAD LISA,

IT'S A MUCH DIFFERENT SCENE TODAY- THE CRANE IS UP RIGHT AND TRAFFIC IS MOVING HERE ON 41.

I SPOKE WITH COUNTY OFFICIALS THEY WORKED THROUGH THE NIGHT TO SECURE THIS CRANE. YOU CAN SEE THE BOOM IS NOW RESTING ON THE GROUND. THE POWER LINES ARE INTACT.

IT APPEARS THE GROUND NEAR THE RETAINING WALL GAVE IN-- CAUSING IT TO TIP. Return to index of stories...


PORT CHARLOTTE CRANE-VO


THIS WAS A SERIOUS ACCIDENT, THE GOOD NEWS THIS MORNING---NOBODY WAS INJURED.

THE CONSTRUCTION SIDE IS CLOSED TODAY. WORKERS WERE SCHEUDLED TO TAKE THE DAY OFF AND THEY WILL RETURN MONDAY.

IVE REACHED OUT TO THE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY TO FIND OUT WHAT MAY HAVE CAUSED THIS--- THEY HAVE NOT YET RETURNED MY CALLS. Return to index of stories...


PORT CHARLOTTE CRANE-REMLIVE


LIVE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY SS NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES OFFICER LEAVES HOSPITAL-TRX SS(2)


A NAPLES POLICE SERGEANT INVOLVED IN A DEADLY DOMESTIC SHOOTING HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.

NBC-2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT *WHERE AMY YOUNG IS TODAY AND WHETHER SHE'LL FACE CHARGES.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS YOUNG WILL *NOT RETURN TO THE ESTERO HOME WHERE SHE AND HER BOYFRIEND,

OFFICER LUIS "DAVID" MONROIG WERE FOUND SHOT.

MONROIG DID NOT SURVIVE.

YOUNG WAS SHOT IN THE FACE.

INVESTIGATORS STILL HAVE NOT SAID WHO THE SHOOTER IS, BUT WE ASKED AND YOUNG IS NOT UNDER ARREST. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES PAINT SPILL-OC-VO


RIGHT NOW. NBC-2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT IF A PAINT SPILL IN NAPLES. THAT HAPPENED TUESDAY. HAVE FINALLY BEEN CLEANED UP.

CREWS HAD HOPED TO FINISH UP BY THE END OF THE DAY YESTERDAY.

THIS IS OFF HORSESHOE DRIVE NEAR AIRPORT PULLING ROAD.

RECENT HEAVY RAINS WASHED EVEN MORE OF THE ROOFING CHEMICAL INTO A NEARBY STORM DRAIN THAT FEEDS INTO THE GORDON RIVER.

THE CITY USED A TRUCK TO HELP CLEAN UP THE MESS.

THE CONTRACTOR SAYS THEY ARE FROM LAKELAND AND AREN'T FAMILIAR WITH THE WEATHER PATTERNS IN NAPLES.

THEY *WILL PAY THE BILL. WHICH COULD COST TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


ALGERIA PLANE UPDATE-TRX OC VO


ALL NEW RIGHT NOWE--

WE'RE GETTING A FIRST LOOK AT THE SITE OF THE AIR ALGERIE PLANE CRASH IN MALI.

THIS VIDEO PROVIDED BY A FRENCH BROADCASTER SHOWED DEBRIS SCATTERED ACROSS A WIDE AREA.

THE AIR ALGERIE PLANE, OWNED BY SPANISH COMPANY SWIFTAIR, WENT DOWN IN MALI LESS THAN AN HOUR AFTER TAKING OFF FROM BURKINA FASO'S CAPITAL.

FRENCH PRESIDENT FRANCOIS HOLLANDE SAID TODAY ONE OF THE PLANE'S TWO BLACK BOXES HAD BEEN FOUND IN THE WRECKAGE AND TAKEN TO NORTHERN MALI.

HOLLANDE ALSO SAID NO ONE SURVIVED THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


MH17 TRANSFER BODIES NEAR COMPLETION-TRX SAT 21 OC


FROM ONE DISASTER IN THE AIR TO ANOTHER.

INTERNATIONAL MONITORS ARE STILL SEARCHING THE DEBRIS FIELD WHERE THE MALAYSIA AIRLINES JET WENT DOWN IN UKRAINE.

IT'S DAY-3 OF TRANSFERING BODIES AND HUMAN REMAINS TO THE NETHERLANDS.

ANDREW SPENCER REPORTS ON THE PAINFUL PROCESS FOR FAMILIES LOOKING FOR CLOSURE. Return to index of stories...


MH17 TRANSFER BODIES NEAR COMPLETION-PKG


MILITARY CARGO PLANES BRING DOZENS OF COFFINS TO THE NETHERLANDS. OFFICIALS EXPECT TO FINISH THIS SOLEMN TRANSFER OF BODIES BY SATURDAY.

.BUT AFTER THE CRASH OF M-H-17, THE GRUESOME PROCESS OF RECOVERING VICTIMS' REMAINS IS MORE DIFFICULT THAN COUNTING THE NUMBER OF CASKETS.

"203 body bags doesn't mean we have 203 people back home. It might be more; it might be less. We're absolutely convinced there are still remains, which we want to recover, which we want to bring back to the Netherlands."

INTERNATIONAL MONITORS, WATCHED OVER BY THEIR MILITARY ESCORT, SEARCH THROUGH A DEBRIS FIELD SPANNING SEVERAL MILES IN EASTERN UKRAINE.

IN A WOODED AREA, THEY FIND A PIECE OF THE FUSELAGE -- THE BIGGEST YET; ITS FALL PRESUMABLY CUSHIONED BY THE TREES, SOME WINDOWS STILL INTACT.

.AND THE TEAM FINDS MORE THAN JUST DEBRIS.

"For the second day in a row, we did spot some human remains."

EVEN THE REMAINS ALREADY RECOVERED MIGHT NOT BE IDENTIFIED FOR MONTHS.

IT'S A LONG TIME TO WAIT FOR THE VICTIMS' RELATIVES -- ESPECIALLY MUSLIM FAMILIES IN MALAYSIA, CELEBRATING THE END OF RAMADAN ON MONDAY.

THIS WOMAN'S DAUGHTER WAS A PART OF THE FLIGHT CREW.

"When I'm alone, I even call for her to come back and cry by myself."

THEIR LOVED-ONES' BURIALS DELAYED, FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS CAN ONLY WAIT FOR THE RECOVERY PROCESS TO BE COMPLETED.

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UN SCHOOL FALLOUT-OC-SOTVO


NOW TO THE ONGOING FIGHTING IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

THE ISRAELI ASSAULT ON GAZA IN RESPONSE TO THE ROCKET BARRAGE. CLAIMED MORE CIVILIANS. MANY OF THEM WOMEN AND CHILDREN.

AT LEAST 16 PALESTINIANS KILLED IN A SCHOOL IN GAZA THEY THOUGHT WAS SAFER THAN THEIR HOMES.

SOT woman "That's a responsible thing? To kill children and old women? The children are what? Are they the army?"

THE PLAYGROUND TOOK SEVERAL DIRECT HITS, SENDING SHRAPNEL FLYING.

SCHOOLS HAVE BECOME A REFUGE FOR CIVILIANS.

THEY BELIEVE THE U-N LOGO WILL PROTECT THEM.

BUT THIS IS THE FOURTH ATTACK ON A U-N SCHOOL IN FOUR DAYS. Return to index of stories...


VA TORNADO-OC VO


TODAY CREWS ARE ACCESSING DAMAGE ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY.

A COUPLE FROM NEW JERSEY DIED AS A TORNADO RIPPED THROUGH THEIR CAMPGROUND.

THE EF-1 TORNADO PACKED 100 MILE PER HOUR WINDS.

THURSDAY IT TORE THROUGH THE CHERRYSTONE CAMPING AND R-V RESORT.

THIS IS ON THE EASTERN SHORE IN VIRGINA.

THE COUPLE THAT DIED HAD THREE CHILDREN, AGING FROM SIX TO THIRTEEN.

THE KIDS ARE INJURED BUT SHOULD SURVIVE.

THE STORM INJURED AT LEAST 35 OTHERS.

IT UP-ROOTED TREES AND FLIPPED DOZENS OF TRAILERS.

MORE THAN 1-THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE THERE ON VACATION. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH INSURANCE FINES-OC


IF YOU DIDN'T BUY HEALTH INSURANCE YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY UP.

THE FEDS JUST CAPPED THE FINE AT ALMOST 25 HUNDRED DOLLARS PER PERSON, PER YEAR.

THAT'S ABOUT THE SAME PRICE AS A BRONZE LEVEL HEALTH PLAN.

THE PENALTY FOR THE 1ST YEAR IS 95 DOLLARS AND GOES UP FROM THERE.

THE FINE WILL BE DUE WHEN YOU FILE YOUR TAXES. Return to index of stories...


CREEPY DOLL UPDATE-TRX OC VO


A GIFT ON A DOORSTEP SENT A CREEPY FEELING THROUGH SEVERAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAMILIES, BUT AUTHORITIES SAY THE PERSON WHO LEFT PORCELAIN DOLLS AT THEIR DOOR DIDN'T MEAN ANY HARM.

THE ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SAID THAT SOMEONE HAD LEFT THE DOLLS WEARING NIGHTGOWNS AND LACE DRESSES AT AS MANY AS EIGHT HOMES IN A SAN CLEMENTE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE FAMILIES WERE WORRIED BECAUSE THEY FELT EACH DOLL RESEMBLED A YOUNG GIRL WHO LIVED IN THE HOUSE.

AN INVESTIGATION FOCUSED ON A WOMAN WHO ATTENDS CHURCH WITH MANY OF THE FAMILIES

THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SAYS THE DOLLS WERE MADE IN GOODWILL. Return to index of stories...


PA SHOOTING-TRX OC VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW. AUTHORITIES HOPE TO LEARN IF A PSYCHIATRIST HAD CONCERNS ABOUT A PATIENT WHO ALLEGEDLY KILLED A CASE WORKER AT A SUBURBAN PHILADELPHIA HOSPITAL. BEFORE A DOCTOR PULLED OUT HIS OWN GUN TO PROTECT HIMSELF.

OFFICIALS SAY DR. LEE SILVERMAN WAS GRAZED IN THE TEMPLE AS HE EXCHANGED GUNFIRE WITH HIS PATIENT, 49-YEAR-OLD RICHARD PLOTTS.

THE CASE WORKER KILLED THURSDAY AFTERNOON WAS 53-YEAR-OLD THERESA HUNT OF PHILADELPHIA.

AUTHORITIES SAY HUNT HAD ACCOMPANIED PLOTTS TO AN APPOINTMENT WITH SILVERMAN AT A PSYCHIATRIC CRISIS CENTER ADJACENT TO MERCY FITZGERALD HOSPITAL IN DARBY. Return to index of stories...


GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS-OC-VO


TODAY WE'RE LOOKING AT KIDS AND COURTS.

THE NUMBER OF CASES IN THE LEE COUNTY SYSTEM INVOLVING CHILDREN IS UP DRAMATICALLY.

SADLY, MANY OF THOSE CHILDREN DON'T HAVE ADVOCATES LOOKING OUT FOR THEIR BEST INTEREST.

NBC-2 TALKED WITH A JUDGE AND FOUND OUT THERE'S A DESPERATE NEED FOR SPECIAL GUARDIANS. Return to index of stories...


GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS-SOTVO-BNR


Judge Schreiber: "i do get emotional, but if we didn't have emotion than we could put robots up there and robots could turn the pages and check the boxes, but we are dealing with children lives here"

Judge Schreiber: "The Guardian's are there 1st life lines if you will, and they develop very close relationships with the children they advocate for."

THERE IS A DIRE NEED FOR GUARDIANS IN LEE COUNTY.

NEARLY HALF OF THE KIDS IN THE SYSTEM RIGHT NOW DON'T HAVE AN ADVOCATE OR A VOICE IN THE COURTROOM.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE 30 HOURS OF TRAINING.

YOU CAN FIND DETAILS ABOUT JOINING THE ORGANIZATION ON NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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


PIRATE FEST-TRX OC VO


PIRATES ARE INVADING THE WATERS OF CHARLOTTE HARBOR THIS WEEKEND.

NBC 2 GIVES YOU A SNEAK PEAK. AN HOUR BEFORE THE FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE PIRATE FEST STARTS IN PUNTA GORDA.

CHECK THIS OUT-- YOU'LL SEE PIRATES, MERMAIDS, HAVE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, GOOD FOOD.

ALL THIS-- WHILE YOU HELP RAISE MONEY FOR A LOCAL ORGANIZATION CALLED "YAH YAH GIRLS, BACK PACK KIDZS."

IT PROVIDES BACKPACKS FILLED WITH FOOD FOR STUDENTS IN FINANCIAL NEED TO TAKE HOME ON THE WEEKENDS.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A PIRATE TO ENJOY THIS WEEKEND'S FESTIVAL-- MAYBE YOU ARE A PIRATE AT HEART-- OR ENJOY THE HISTORY. Return to index of stories...


PIRATE FEST-SOT CG BNR


THERE'S ALSO A PIRATE'S BALL TONIGHT.

IT'S FROM 8 TO 11-- AT THE CHARLOTTE HARBOR EVENT AND CONFERENCE CENTER.

THE PIRATE FESTIVAL STARTS TODAY AT NOON AND GOES THROUGH SUNDAY.

IT'S A FAMILY AND PET FRIENDLY FESTIVAL.

IT'S AT THE FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE IN PUNTA GORDA.

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TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


RESCUE ON THE BEACH--

::05:21 what happened?!

we got struck by lightning

--BUTT SOT--

:01:11 i need an ambulance.

stay on the line I will connect you.

STRAIGHT AHEAD.

THE CHILLING 9-1-1 CALL FROM THE 16-YEAR OLD. JUST MOMENTS AFTER SHE AND HER BOYFRIEND WERE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

PLUS A GOOD DEED GONE BAD.

FIND OUT WHAT THIS WOMAN WAS DOING WHEN SHE WAS ATTACKED AT CAPE CORAL PUBLIX. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOTVO


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TZ1B) PURSE SNATCHER-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.

HOT AND HUMID WITH A FEW PM STORMS

Another hot, humid day 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 get to see some sunshine through the first half of the day. 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. That drier air will help to keep the coverage of rain a bit on the lower side today. Coverage will be fairly similar to yesterday. 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.

In the tropics there are no concerns at this time with no development expected in the next 2 - 5 days. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE 911-SOTVO-OC


YOU COULD HEAR PANIC AND FEAR --

IN A TEEN'S GIRL VOICE --

AS SHE CALLED 9-1-1 AFTER GETTING STRIKE BY LIGHTNING.

i'm on fort myers beach. We just got struck by lightning,

I need an ambulance

Stay on the line I will connect you

Im just really scared right now

CHELSEA GILL -- THE 16-YEAR-OLD WHO MADE THAT CALL --- SURVIVED THE LIGHTNING STRIKE.

HER BOYFRIEND -- ZAC LATAWEIC -- IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL.

AND A FAMILY FRIEND -- SCOTT WILCOX -- DIED THAT DAY.

NBC-2 REACHED OUT TO WILCOX' NEPHEW.

HE BELIEVES WILCOX WAS TRYING TO GET THE TEENS OFF THE BEACH WHEN THE STRIKE HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE 911-SOTVO


honestly we just want people to know that scott was a great guy you know in our eyes he was a hero. i mean he died and everything but he's a hero no matter how you put it

WE CONFIRMED A RESTAURANT IS TAKING DONATIONS TO RAISE MONEY FOR ZACH LATAWIEC.

WEBSTERS' GRILL -- OFF CYPRESS LAKE IS COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR HIM.

SO FAR -- THEY'VE RAISED MORE THAN 800 DOLLARS.

ZACHARY'S MOM WORKS AS A SERVER AT WEBSTERS GRILL. Return to index of stories...


PURSE SNATCHER-TRX OC VO


RIGHT NOW. A WARNING FOR WOMEN.

THIS WOMAN THOUGHT SHE WAS HELPING ANOTHER INSIDE A CAPE CORAL GROCERY STORE. AND THEN ENDED UP BEING ATTACKED BY HER.

IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

YOU CAN SEE ON YOUR SCREEN. THIS WOMAN IN THE BLACK TANK TOP TRYING TO TAKE THE OTHER WOMAN'S PURSE.

THEY WRESTLE TO THE FLOOR.

THE VICTIM ACTUALLY BITES HER ATTACKER. AND SHE RUNS OFF.

CUSTOMERS TELL US. IT MIGHT ACTUALLY BE A GOOD THING IT HAPPENED IN SUCH A PUBLIC PLACE. Return to index of stories...


PURSE SNATCHER-SOTVO


I think it's better it happens here where there are more people then you might be able to get a chance for someone to help you

WITNESSES GOT A PICTURE OF THE SUSPECTS GET-A-WAY CAR.

POLICE BELIEVE IT'S A BLACK 4-DOOR FORD EXPLORER TRUCK.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CALL CAPE CORAL POLICE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE HOT CAR DAD-OTS-VO-OTS


A CAPE CORAL FATHER IS JOINING FORCES WITH SEVERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN A NEW AD CAMPAIGN.

IT'S CALLED "WHERE'S BABY?

LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK."

IT'S A MESSAGE DEAR TO HIS HEART -

YOU SEE - REGGIE MCKINNON LOST HIS 17-MONTH OLD DAUGHTER, PAYTON, IN 2010.

LITTLE PAYTON WAS SO QUIET ON THE WAY TO DAYCARE, HE FORGOT TO DROP HER OFF - AND WENT TO WORK.

HE LATER FOUND HER DEAD IN HIS CAR.

IT WAS A HEARTBREAKING STORY, NBC2 COVERED EXTENSIVELY.

SO FAR THIS YEAR -

17 CHILDREN HAVE DIED TRAPPED IN A VEHICLE, THEY COULDN'T ESCAPE.

THE NATIONAL AD CAMPAIGNS GOAL IS TO HIGHLIGHT THE DANGERS OF LEAVING CHILDREN IN CARS - ALONG WITH ENCOURAGING ALERT PEOPLE TO CALL 9-1-1 IF THEY SEE A CHILD ALONE IN A VEHICLE. Return to index of stories...


OLDEST WW2 VET HONORED-VOWIPE


AMERICAN'S OLDEST LIVING FEMALE VET IS BEING HONORED FOR HER SERVICE TO THE COUNTRY.

108-YEAR-OLD LUCY COFFEY WILL BE FLOWN FROM TEXAS TO WASHINGTON, D-C TO SEE THE WORLD WAR TWO MEMORIAL.

COFFEY SERVED IN THE WOMEN'S AUXILIARY CORPS DURING WORLD WAR TWO AND HOLDS TWO BRONZE STARS FOR HER SERVICE IN THE PACIFIC.

SHE WILL ALSO VISIT THE WHITE HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


FL JUDGE AND MAPS-OC OTS


A FLORIDA JUDGE SAYS HE'S "EXTREMELY SKEPTICAL" ABOUT CHANGING THE STATE'S CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS BEFORE THE 2014 ELECTIONS.

CIRCUIT JUDGE TERRY LEWIS HELD A THREE-HOUR HEARING THURSDAY TO CONSIDER WHAT TO DO AFTER HE RULED THAT CURRENT DISTRICTS ARE ILLEGAL BECAUSE THEY WERE DRAWN TO BENEFIT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

LEWIS SAID HE WILL TRY TO HAVE A FINAL RULING BY THE END OF NEXT WEEK.

BUT HE SIGNALED HE IS UNLIKELY TO GO ALONG WITH THE GROUPS THAT SUED THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-TRX


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON NBC-2

HOW DEPUTIES SAY THIS FORT MYERS DAD --

DRAGGED HIS DAUGHTER INTO HIS DRUG BUST.

PLUS. COUGHING, CHOKING, AND SPRINTING FROM A FORT MYERS TOYS R US AFTER PEPPER SPRAY WAS POSSIBLY RELEASED IN THE STORE.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW IF THE STORE IS RE-OPENED FOR BUSINESS TODAY. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) HEROIN ON DAUGHTER-VOTOPS


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TZ2A) PEPPER SPRAY-VOTOPS


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FATHER HIDES HEROIN ON DAUGHTER-TRX OC VO


A FORT MYERS DAD IS IN JAIL THIS MORNING AFTER POLICE SAY HE TRIED TO HIDE HEROIN IN HIS YOUNG DAUGHTER'S PANTS.

33-YEAR-OLD MARCUS DALE FACES CHILD NEGLECT CHARGES. AFTER CAPE CORAL POLICE PULLED OVER THE CAR HE WAS RIDING IN LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

THAT'S WHEN THEY SAY THEY DISCOVERED DALE HAD TRIED TO HIDE 14 BAGS OF HEROIN IN THE FRONT POCKET OF HIS DAUGHTER'S PANTS.

WE SPOKE TO NEIGHBORS WHO LIVE NEAR DALE'S HOME ON ELMWOOD STREET.

MOST OF THEM SAY THEY'VE LONG SUSPECTED DRUGS WERE BEING PUSHED AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD. BUT NOT INVOLVING KIDS. Return to index of stories...


FATHER HIDES HEROIN ON DAUGHTER-SOTVO


"An innocent child has nothing to do with what you doing. If you're doing something wrong, you should be the one to admit to it and not put it on an innocent child." butted to I feel for the neighborhood, the whole neighborhood.

NBC-2 SPOKE WITH THE GIRL'S GOD-MOTHER WHO SAYS THE CHILD IS NOW STAYING WITH HER.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TELLS US THEY HAVE HAD CONTACT WITH THE FATHER BEFORE. AND HAVE OPENED AN INVESTIGATION INTO THIS INCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


PEPPER SPRAY AT TOYS R US-VO


A FORT MYERS TOY STORE IS RE-OPEN TODAY

AFTER A POSSIBLE PROBLEM WITH PEPPER SPRAY.

THE TOYS R US IN THE PAGE FIELD PLAZA WAS CLOSED THURSDAY.

CUSTOMERS COULD SMELL THE PEPPER SPRAY.

SOME WERE GAGGING.

EMERGENCY CREWS CLEARED EVERYONE OUT --

SO THE STORE COULD AIR OUT.

ONE PERSON WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AS A PRECAUTION.

WE DON'T KNOW WHY SOMEONE SHOT OFF THE PEPPER SPRAY. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING THIS WEEKEND-OTS-VO


DO YOU REMEMBER LOOKING FORWARD TO BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING?

NEW CLOTHES. OR IF YOUR CHAD: A NEW TRAPPER KEEPER. AND THAT NEW BACKPACK.

TODAY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT WHY YOU SHOULD GET A JUMP ON IT *THIS WEEKEND.

WOULD YOU BELIEVE. IT'S A 72 *BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY.

WHICH IS WHY SOME STORES GOT AN EARLY JUMP ON SALES THIS SUMMER.

BUT AFTER THIS WEEKEND. IT'S NO LONGER CONSIDERED EARLY. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING THIS WEEKEND-SOTVO


"This is really the weekend.the crowds are gonna start to gather in August, the deals are gonna change"

THINGS YOU CAN EXPECT TO SAVE ON THIS WEEKEND INCLUDE REALLY DEEP DISCOUNTS ON WARDROBE BASICS.

SO BLUE JEANS, SOCKS, UNDERWEAR, SNEAKERS. THESE TYPES OF ITEMS ARE BEING HEAVILY DISCOUNTED.

PRICES ON ELECTRONICS HAVE ALSO BEEN SLASHED 30 TO 50 PERCENT TO INCLUDE COMPUTERS. TABLETS. AND CELLPHONES.

AND IF YOU CAN'T SHOP THIS WEEKEND, YOU WILL REALLY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE STARTING NEXT WEEKEND. BECAUSE OF THE SALES TAX HOLIDAY THAT STARTS NEXT FRIDAY. A WEEK FROM TODAY. Return to index of stories...


SUN SPLASH CHRISTMAS IN JULY-TRX-CGTOPS


A HEADS UP IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FUN TO DO TONIGHT WITH THE FAMILY!

THIS EVENING SUN SPLASH IN CAPE CORAL WILL KICK OFF CHRISTMAS IN JULY AND AQUA THEATRE NIGHT.

IT RUNS TODAY THRU JULY 31ST, THAT'S NEXT THURSDAY.

AND IT WILL BE COMPLETE WITH HOLIDAY DECORATIONS AND MUSIC, SPECIALTY FOOD ITEMS, VISITS FROM SANTA AND THE CHANCE TO REGISTER TO WIN GREAT PRIZES.

ITS FROM 6 TO 9 TONIGHT FEATURING THE MOVIE "CLOUD NINE." Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRX


PRESIDENT OBAMA WELCOMES *THREE CENTRAL AMERICAN PRESIDENTS TO THE WHITE HOUSE.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY HE EXTENDED THE INVITATINO TO THEM. STRAIGHT AHEAD.

PLUS THIS--

There is a murder that's gonna happen, I swear, on Wingate, on Wingate, on Wingate and Wickham. No, on Wingate and Hollywood.

YOU WONT BELIEVE THE LIE THIS FLORIDA MAN TOLD IN EFFORT TO WIGGLE HIMSELF OUT OF A SPEEDING TICKET. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) BORDER CRISIS-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) 911 OUT OF TICKET-SOTVO


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) CRANE UPDATE-TC MON VO


GOOD MORNING IM CHAD OLIVER.

LETS GET YOU CAUGHT UP WITH TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

CREWS WERE ABLE TO LIFT A MASSIVE CRANE OFF POWER LINES IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

THIS IS ALONG U-S 41 AND HARBOR BOULEVARD --

THIS INCIDENT CAUSED HUNDREDS TO LOSE POWER WHEN IT HAPPENED THURSDAY --

AND MANY PEOPLE WERE STUCK IN TRAFFIC FOR HOURS --

RIGHT NOW THE ROAD IS ALL CLEAR IF YOU ARE HEADING OUT THE DOOR. Return to index of stories...


TS2) NAPLES OFFICER RELEASED-TC MON VO


THE NAPLES POLICE SERGEANT INVOLVED IN A DEADLY DOMESTIC SHOOTING A FEW WEEKS AGO IS NOW OUT OF THE HOSPITAL.

AMY YOUNG WAS SHOT IN THE FACE DURING A DISPUTE WITH HER BOYFRIEND IN ESTERO --

HER BOYFRIEND, OFFICER LUIS "DAVID" MONROIG WAS KILLED IN THE SHOOTING.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS AMY YOUNG WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO THE ESTERO HOME WHERE THE SHOOTING HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


TS3) NAPLES PAINT SPILL-TC MON VO


CREWS WILL BE BACK TO CLEAN UP A PAINT SPILL IN COLLIER COUNTY TODAY.

THEY SAY THEY NEED TO PUMP THREE TO FOUR THOUSAND GALLONS OF WATER OUT OF A STORM DRAIN.

THIS IS AFTER MAJOR DOWNPOUR WASHED NEARLY EIGHT GALLONS OF AN ACRYLIC PAINT COATING INTO THE DRAIN.

THAT DRAIN ULTIMATELY FLOWS INTO THE GORDON RIVER AND NAPLES BAY.

THE CONTRACTOR EXPECTS TO PAY TO REMOVE THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


BORDER CRISIS-TRX OC VO


PRESIDENTS FROM HONDURAS, GUATEMALA AND EL SALVADOR ARE IN WASHINGTON TODAY. BLAMING THE U-S FOR THE RECENT INFLUX OF CHILDREN CROSSING THE BORDER WITHOUT THEIR PARENTS.

CONGRESS IS IN GRIDLOCK OVER HOW TO DEAL WITH IT. AND IT'S NOT LOOKING LIKE THEY'LL GET ANYTHING DONE BEFORE HEADING OUT ON A MONTHLONG BREAK NEXT WEEK.

REPUBLICANS ARE ALSO MEETING THIS MORNING TO DISCUSS BEEFING UP BORDER SECURITY. OR DO NOTHING AND RISK TAKING THE BLAME IN NOVEMBER'S ELECTIONS.

HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER ACCUSES THE PRESIDENT OF FLIP-FLOPPING ON ROLLING BACK A 2008 LAW THAT DEFERRED DEPORTATIONS. Return to index of stories...


BORDER CRISIS-SOTVO


"Says he wants to solve the problem so that we can stop this influx, but then he changes his mind."

THE ADMINISTRATION'S SENT A TEAM OF ANALYSTS TO THE TEXAS BORDER TO DETERMINE IF THE NATIONAL GUARD CAN HELP.

OFFICIALS REPORT A RECENT SLOWDOWN. WITH HALF AS MANY CHILDREN CROSSING THE BORDER IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-OC VO


CREWS ARE ON FIREWATCH THIS MORNING ON PINE ISLAND.

THEY'RE MONITORING A BRUSH FIRE --

THAT SPARKED NEAR PINE ISLAND ROAD AND MONACO LAKE DRIVE.

IT BURNED ALMOST 100 ACRES --

AND THREATENED HOUSES.

THE FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE TELLS ABC7 THE CONDITIONS AND LOCATION WERE WORKING AGAINST THEM. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-SOTVO


:12

"It grew pretty quickly. We're dealing with a lot of wind out here

being we're out on an island. Really dry and you're going to deal with

on average probably a little bit more wind than you would inland."

THE FIRE'S CONTAINED NOW.

BUT FIREFIGHTERS WILL MONITOR IT AND SOMETIME TODAY THE STRIKE TEAM WILL CHECK IT OUT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-OC-VO


CAPE CORAL COULD BECOME THE NEXT CITY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO RECOGNIZE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS.

CURRENTLY ONLY PUNTA GORDA DOES.

CITY LEADERS WILL DISCUSS THE ISSUE MONDAY.

IF THEY SIGN OFF. THE REGISTRY WOULD GIVE CERTAIN RIGHTS TO UNMARRIED COUPLES WHOSE MARRIAGES AREN'T RECOGNIZED BY THE STATE.

THIS INCLUDES HOSPITAL VISITATION AND FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS.

NBC-2 SAT DOWN WITH A CAPE CORAL SAME-SEX COUPLE WHO HOPES CITY LEADERS WILL SAY YES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-SOTVO


06:59:09 "It's a basic civil rights issue, anybody who sees it any

different, I'm sorry they are wrong, I mean they'd say I am, but it is

a civil rights issue." Shelly Komito and Abbe Forman

CAPE CORAL CITY LEADERS TELL US THEY EXPECT A LOT OF DISCUSSION ON THIS ISSUE AT THEIR MONDAY MEETING

ADVOCATES FOR THE REGISTRY SAY THEY'LL ALSO PRESENT THE IDEA TO LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


FL MAN CALLS 911 TO GET OUT OF TICKET-INTRO


FLORIDA POLICE SAY A MELBOURNE MAN CALLED 911 TO REPORT A POSSIBLE MURDER IN PROGRESS AS HE WAS BEING PULLED OVER IN EFFORT TO GET OUT OF A SPEEDING TICKET.

DAN BILLOW HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


FL MAN CALLS 911 TO GET OUT OF TICKET-PKG


DISPATCHERS ON THE 911 LINES TOOK A FRANTIC PHONE CALL.

Caller: There is a murder that's gonna happen, I swear, on Wingate, on Wingate, on Wingate and Wickham. No, on Wingate and Hollywood.

Caller: Definitely someone gonna get shot. Please, please, Wingate and Hollywood. Please.

Dispatcher: Okay, sir, please take a?

WHEN THE LINE WENT DEAD, EVERY AVAILABLE OFFICER WENT TO THAT INTERSECTION IN WEST MELBOURNE. THE CALLER CALLED BACK.

Caller: I swear, there's gonna be a murder any second. There's a man and a gun. Please.

AGAIN, THE CALLER HUNG UP.

DISPATCHERS LOOKED FOR ANY INFORMATION THEY COULD GET, AND GOT THE GUY'S NAME.

THAT NAME IS JULIUS LUPOWITZ. AND IT JUST SO HAPPENED, THAT AT THAT SAME MOMENT, LUPOWITZ WAS GETTING A SPEEDING TICKET UP THE STREET FROM THAT INTERSECTION. POLICE BELIEVE THAT WHILE THE OFFICER'S BACK WAS TURNED, LUPOWITZ MADE THE PHONY MURDER CALL.

It almost worked. The officer was trying to wrap up quickly to respond.

BUT WHEN DISPATCHERS BROADCAST LUPOWITZ'S NAME OVER THE POLICE RADIO, THE OFFICER WHO WAS WRITING THE TICKET REALIZED WHAT WAS HAPPENING, AND NAILED LUPOWITZ.

When you take a phony incident, and you take those dispatches away from the ability to answer those calls, that could put somebody that has a real emergency in danger.

NOW INSTEAD OF A 200-DOLLAR TRAFFIC TICKET, LUPOWITZ FACES A FELONY CHARGE THAT CARRIES A MAXIMUM FIVE YEAR PRISON TERM. Return to index of stories...


FL WOMAN LEFT 5 KIDS IN HOT CAR-VOTOPS


A MOTHER IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA IS OUT OF JAIL. BUT FACES SERIOUS CHARGES AFTER POLICE SAY SHE LEFT *FIVE KIDS IN A HOT CAR.

POLICE SAY 23 YEAR OLD BETTY BRUNSON LEFT THE KIDS. ALL UNDER THE AGE OF 8. ALONE IN A HOT CAR IN A NORTH JACKSONVILLE PARKING LOT.

SHE TOLD POLICE SHE WAS INSIDE THIS OFFICE DEPOT LOOKING FOR A JOB.

SHE TOLD POLICE SHE WAS GONE ONLY 10 MINUTES.

BUT SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS AT LEAST 12 MINUTES HAD PASSED. BEFORE SOMEONE *ELSE SPOTTED THE CHILDREN IN HER CAR.

THE KIDS ARE OK THANKFULLY. Return to index of stories...


FL BLUEBERRIES-OC VO


FLORIDA'S BLUEBERRY GROWERS SAY THIS BLOSSOMING CROP IS THREATENED BY A SHRINKING SUPPLY OF A KEY INGREDIENT: PINE BARK.

A SHORTAGE OF THE BARK HAS LEFT SOME SCRAMBLING TO FIND A SUPPLIER WITH ENOUGH TO SELL.

LIMESTONE IN SOME PARTS OF FLORIDA LEAVE THE SOIL TOO ALKALINE FOR BLUEBERRIES, SO GROWERS HAVE RELIED ON LAYERS OF PINE BARK TO LOWER THE PH. Return to index of stories...


OSU BAND DIRECTOR FIRED-INTRO


THE OHIO STATE MARCHING BAND IS MOVING FORWARD WITHOUT ITS DIRECTOR.

A DAY AFTER HE WAS FIRED. ITS MEMBERS ARE PERFORMING WITH THE COLUMBUS SYMPHONY.

JONATHAN WATERS WAS DISMISSED THURSDAY AFTER A TWO-MONTH INVESTIGATION DETERMINED HE KNEW ABOUT AND FAILED TO STOP A "SEXUALIZED" CULTURE OF RITUALS.

SUZANNE STRATFORD REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


OSU BAND DIRECTOR FIRED-PKG


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NFL RAY RICE SUSPENSION-OC-VO


TODAY NBC-2 IS TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT OUTRAGE OVER THE NFL'S TWO GAME SUSPENSION OF BALTIMORE PLAYER RAY RICE.

FOR MANY PEOPLE, THIS IS NOT A STORY ABOUT FOOTBALL.

IT'S A STORY ABOUT DOMESTIC ABUSE AND HOW THE NFL TREATS IT.

BALTIMORE RAVENS RUNNING BACK RAY RICE WILL BE SUSPENDED BY THE NFL FOR THE FIRST TWO GAMES OF THE SEASON.

AND PAY FINES AND ENTER INTO COUNSELING.

THE NEWS OF THE SUSPENSION COMES AFTER HE WAS ARRESTED FOR A PHYSICAL ALTERCATION WITH HIS WIFE.

SOME SAY RICE'S PUNISHMENT OF A TWO GAME SUSPENSION IS NOT HARSH ENOUGH. CONSIDERING OTHER PLAYERS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED FOR AN ENTIRE SEASON FOR DRUG USE. Return to index of stories...


SAMSUNG HUGE TV-OTS


LISTEN TO THIS. IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO HAVE THE MOST EXPENSIVE T-V ON YOUR BLOCK. THEN YOU'RE PROBABLY GOING TO WANT TO BUY A SAMSUNG.

THE COMPANY HAS BEGUN TAKING PRE-ORDERS FOR ITS 105 INCH, ULTRA-DEFINITION SET.

OH, BUT P-S. IT RETAILS FOR 120-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRX


YOU EVER RIDE BEHIND A VEHICLE AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEIR PERSONALIZED PLATES SAY.

WE'LL NOT EVERY REQUEST GETS APPROVED.

THE VANITY PLATE THAT DON'T MAKE THE CUT.

PLUS. YOU GOTTA BE KITTEN ME!

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TZ4A) VANITY PLATES-VOTOPS


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TZ4B) CAT CALLS 911-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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VANITY PLATE REJECTIONS-ON CAM


CALIFORNIA TAXPAYERS ARE SHELLING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS A YEAR FOR THE STATE D-M-V TO ACCEPT OR REJECT PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATES.

AND SOME OF THE REQUESTS ARE EITHER FUNNY, OFFENSIVE OR TOO EXPLICIT TO SHOW ON T-V.

AND AS CRISTIN SEVERANCE SHOWS US, THE RESPONSES BY D-M-V WORKERS MAY RAISE EYEBROWS AS WELL. Return to index of stories...


VANITY PLATE REJECTIONS-PKG


A SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BUS DRIVER HAD "NOT SEE" ON HIS LICENSE PLATE.

THE PLATE WAS UNDER A SWASTIKA.

DRIVERS COMPLAINED.SENT TEAM 10 PICTURES.

THE D-M-V CANCELED THE PLATE.

THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES SAID THE REQUEST MUST HAVE SLIPPED BY THEM.

Actually that's really quite rare.

IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN PART OF THE TEN-PERCENT OF PLATE REQUESTS REJECTED BY THE STATE.

TEAM 10 WAS CURIOS AND CHECKED ON WHAT OTHER REQUESTS THEY GET.

THE D-M-V GETS MORE THAN 91-THOUSAND PERSONALIZED PLATE ORDERS EACH YEAR.

We review each single one of those plate requests.

REQUESTS LIKE:

FAT ACE. DRIVER SAID HE WANTED IT BECAUSE "I'M AN OUT OF SHAPE POKER PLAYER."

D-M-V SAID "FAT IS OFFENSIVE."

DENIED.

OR GANJA$R GANJA-MONEY SIGN-R.

DRIVER SAID "MY POMERANIAN NAMED GANJA IS MY BEST FRIEND AND I LOVE HER. SHE IS ALL I HAVE."

D-M-V SAID GANJA IS A TERM FOR POT.

DENIED.

OR ZOMKLIN.DRIVER SAID IT WAS FROM A MOVIE.

D-M-V WORKER SAID--ZOMBIE KILLING. I DON'T LIKE ZOMBIES BUT PULLED FOR THE WORD KILL.

DENIED.

THREE EMPLOYEES HAVE TO READ THESE REQUESTS. FIVE EMPLOYEES WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THE JOB DEPENDING ON THE WORKLOAD.

TAXPAYERS FUND THEIR COMBINED 200-HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR SALARY.

THEY WRITE THEIR OWN RESPONSE FOR EACH REQUEST.

SOME HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR.

THIS PERSON REQUESTED "IH8DMV."

DRIVER GAVE NO REASON.

WORKER WROTE "I THINK IT'S FUNNY: BUT "I H8DMV" IS ON RECORD AS UNACCEPTABLE.

HOW ABOUT THIS ONE:

F-A-C-K AND THE WORD EWE.

DRIVER SAID HE IS INVOLVED IN BREEDING SHEEP.

D-M-V SAID IT MEANS "EXPLETIVE YOU."

DENIED.

OR THE NUMBER ONE AND THE WORD "BALLIN."

REQUEST SAID "I HAVE TESTICULAR CANCER AND HAD ONE REMOVED."

D-M-V WROTE IT'S A SLANG TERM FOR INTERCOURSE.

DENIED

AND THIS ONE, BBH4EVR.

REASON: "FAMILY INITIALS AND FOREVER."

D-M-V: IT MEANS "BROS BEFORE HOS."

DENIED.

OR SHRNK UP.

THE DRIVER SAID HE'S A PSYCHOTHERAPIST, SPELLED THAT WRONG, AND THAT SHRINK UP MEANS GET YOURSELF A SHRINK.

DMV WORKER WROTE: "CAN'T DECIDE IF BAD BUT DON'T KNOW WHY A GUY WOULD WANT "SHRINK UP" ON HIS PLATE. LAUGH OUT LOUD.

DENIED.

THE WORKERS REVIEW 8-THOUSAND REQUESTS A MONTH.

NOT ALL GET DENIED AND THERE ARE HUNDREDS WE JUST COULDN'T SHOW ON T-V. 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.

HOT AND HUMID WITH A FEW PM STORMS

Another hot, humid day 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 get to see some sunshine through the first half of the day. 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. That drier air will help to keep the coverage of rain a bit on the lower side today. Coverage will be fairly similar to yesterday. 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.

In the tropics there are no concerns at this time with no development expected in the next 2 - 5 days. Return to index of stories...


CAT CALLS 911-ON CAM


IN FLORIDA. A CAT AT A SARASOTA ANIMAL RESCUE MANAGED TO DIAL 9-1-1.

SO WAS IT A DISTRESS CALL?

MAX WINITZ REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


CAT CALLS 911-PKG


THERE'S AN OLD SAYING, CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT. IN ZEKE'S CASE, CURIOSITY DIDN'T KILL HIM, BUT IT DID RESULT IN A CALL TO EMERGENCY DISPATCHERS.

"I think this probably ranks right up there with probably one of the craziest things that has happened here."

ON MONDAY AFTERNOON, 911 RECEIVES A CALL FROM CAT DEPOT. THIS IS WHAT THE DISPATCHER HEARS ON THE OTHER LINE. A MINUTE LATER, THE DISPATCHER CALLS THE NUMBER BACK.

"We just got a call at 911 from this phone. Does someone there have an emergency?"

"I don't think so, let me check, this is Cat Depot."

LYNN RACIES IS JUST RETURNING FROM LUNCH.

"Terry, who works for me, noticed my extension was lit, knowing I was not in the office thought, well that's odd, came into my office to check and found Zeke lying by the phone with the phone off the hook, sprawled across the key pad on the phone."

THAT'S WHEN SHE PUTS TWO AND TWO TOGETHER.

"We were like, oh my gosh, we think Zeke called 911."

THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME THE 3-YEAR-OLD FELINE HAS BEEN A BIT MISCHIEVOUS.

"He has been known to press buttons on the phone before. He has hung up on my callers when I'm talking. He has pressed the buttons and dialed an outside line."

THE TECH-SAVVY KITTY EVEN TAKES INTEREST IN OUR VIDEO CAMERA.

"I think he's probably bored and is looking for things to do." Return to index of stories...


WOMAN SCREAMS AT AND KICKS COPS-SOTVO


A WOMAN GETS BUSTED FOR AN ANGRY OUTBURST ON AN ALLEGIANT AIRLINES FLIGHT.

"And you *bleep* stand back and treat him like *bleep*."

ALLISON JOHNSON WAS KICKED OFF THE PLANE FOR TUSSLING WITH A FLIGHT ATTENDENT.

ONCE SHE WAS ESCORTED OFF THE PLANE SHE KICKED AN OFFICER, ATTEMPTED TO KICK ANOTHER, AND WHEN SHE WAS PLACED INTO THE SQUAD CAR SHE ATTEMPTED TO KICK OUT THE WINDOWS OF THAT SQUAD CAR.

SHE SAYS SHE DOESN'T REMEMBER GETTING ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN SCREAMS AT AND KICKS COPS-SOTVO


"I am sorry, I apologize to everyone, I wouldn't want to hurt anyone, it's not me to act like this, it's the alcohol."

SHE PLEADED GUILTY TO RESISTING ARREST

PASSENGERS SAY THE ASSAULT COST THEM AN HOUR OF TRAVEL TIME. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


STRAIGHT AHEAD. HOW PEOPLE ARE COPING WITH AN EMBARASSING POST-CANCER COMPLICATION.

DETAILS IN OUR HEALTH MATTERS REPORT.

DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE YOUR DOG GETS JEALOUS AFTER YOU PLAY WITH ANOTHER POOCH?

WHY IT MAY NOT BE IN YOUR IMAGINATION. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) JEALOUS DOGS-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


CURING DISEASE IS THE PRIMARY GOAL FOR CANCER PATIENTS.

BUT WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON'T EXPECT IS FACING LIFE-LONG SIDE AFFECTS.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS. AMY OSHIER LOOKS AT COPING WITH POST-CANCER BOWEL PROBLEMS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


WHEN STEVE BARNETT LEARNED HE HAD COLON CANCER IN 2012, HE WASN'T READY TO MEET HIS MAKER. SO HE PREPARED FOR THE BATTLE OF HIS LIFE.

STEVE BARNETT/CANCER SURVIVOR

RUNS:

1:11 Dr. Gaw prescribed that I would take about 6 or 8 weeks of chemo and radiation and after that it shrunk the tumor down to where it was operable. And unfortunately she had to take all of the rectum and a fair portion of the colon as well.

THE TREATMENT WAS SUCCESSFUL, BUT IN LOSING A PIECE OF HIMSELF, STEVE ALSO FOUND HE LOST SOMETHING ELSE. BOWEL CONTROL. SOME STUDIES SHOW MORE THAN HALF OF PEOPLE TREATED FOR COLORECTAL CANCER EXPERIENCE SOME DEGREE OF BOWEL INCONTINENCE AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK.

DR. JANETTE GAW/COLORECTAL SURGEON

RUNS:

:30 It is actually more prevalent than people think. It's one of those taboo topics no one wants to talk about. People who have it are embarrassed about it, they don't even tell their own doctors about it.

THE INABILITY TO CONTROL HIS BOWELS PUSHED STEVE TO THE LIMIT.

STEVE BARNETT/CANCER SURVIVOR

RUNS:

3:31 I'd go to bed have to get up. All done go back to bed. Have to get up. It was just constant and nothing got any better.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Getting rid of the cancer is not an end point for everyone. Coping with complications presents a new challenge. When it comes to bowel control- doctors have a deep arsenal.

DR. JANETTE GAW/COLORECTAL SURGEON

RUNS:

4:28 First we try to bulk up their stools with fiber supplements. 4:46: Sometimes we try to constipate people with anti diarrheal's and then we also send them to what we call biofeedback therapy.

WHEN NONE OF THESE PROVIDED RELIEF- STEVE OPTED FOR AN IMPLANTABLE NERVE STIMULATOR.

DR. JANETTE GAW/COLORECTAL SURGEON

RUNS:

6:56: I describe it as a pacemaker for the pelvis and it's about the size of a small stop watch and its flat and it will be permanently placed under the skin and fat around the buttocks.

THE SAME STIMULATOR HAS BEEN USED FOR YEARS IN BLADDER CONTROL, NOW IT'S APPROVED FOR FECAL INCONTINENCE.

STEVE BARNETT/CANCER SURVIVOR

RUNS:

5:44 And so it's been inserted. It's there, hardly feel it, hardly know its there. 7:24 Now I can go out and not worry.

FOR STEVE AND OTHERS LIKE HIM, IT'S RESTORING rhythm IN THEIR LIFE. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


CARS THAT DRIVE THEMSELVES-VOTOPS


THIS IS A LOOK AT THE FUTURE.

THESE ARE SMALL ELECTRIC VEHICLES, OR PODS, THAT DRIVE THEMSELVES.

A FLEET OF THESE VEHICLES HAS BEEN TRANSPORTING PASSENGERS BETWEEN TERMINALS AT LONDON'S HEATHROW AIRPORT SINCE 2011.

SUPPORTERS SAY THE PODS TAKE UP LESS SPACE THAN CARS, CUT DOWN ON URBAN NOISE AND PRODUCE ZERO EMISSIONS.

A SMALL CITY 45 MILES NORTHWEST OF LONDON WANTS TO BE THE FIRST IN THE WORLD TO PUT A NETWORK OF PODS ON PEDESTRIAN WALKWAYS. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


WE HAVE A SNEAK PEAK AT FIFTY SHADES OF GREY THE MOVIE.

AND SHIA LABEOUF GOES TO COURT FOLLOWING A BIZZARE INCIDENT IN JUNE.

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


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


THE TRAILER FOR FIFTY SHADES OF GREY HAS ARRIVED!

WE SEE A TIMID ANASTASIA STEELE PLAYED BY DAKOTA JOHNSON SEDUCED BY THE CONFIDENT CHRISTIAN GREY.PLAYED BY JAMIE DORNAN.

IN THE BACKGROUND. A NEW SLOWER VERSION OF BEYONCE'S "CRAZY IN LOVE."

THE FILM HITS THEATERS VALENTINES DAY 20-15.

SHIA LABEOUF LEFT A MANHATTAN CRIMINAL COURT THURSDAY IN A SUIT AND TIE.A DIFFERENT LOOK FROM HIS JUNE COURT APPEARANCE.BOTH STEMMING FROM A DISORDERLY CONDUCT INCIDENT AT A BROADWAY SHOW.

IT'S REPORTED THE TRANSFORMERS STAR MAY BE NEARING A PLEA DEAL.

HE'S CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL TRESPASS, DISORDERLY CONDUCT, AND HARASSMENT FOLLOWING HIS ARREST LAST MONTH DURING A CABARET PERFORMANCE AT STUDIO 54.

POLICE SAY HE WAS DRUNK, DISRUPTING THE SHOW, AND EVEN BERATING AND SPITTING AT THEM.

BAD-BOY CYCLIST ALEC BALDWIN WAS ALSO IN A MANHATTAN CRIMINAL COURT THURSDAY FOR HIS DISORDERLY CONDUCT CASE.

POLICE ARRESTED HIM IN MAY WHEN HE CURSED THEM OUT. AFTER BEING STOPPED FOR RIDING HIS BIKE THE WRONG WAY ON 5TH AVENUE.

THE "30 ROCK" STAR REPORTEDLY TOLD THE JUDGE HE'D RATHER PAY A FINE THAN APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCIDENT.

SOURCES SAY THE JUDGE SCOLDED BALDWIN CALLING HIM "ALEXANDER" AND SAID IF HE STAYS OUT OF TROUBLE FOR SIX MONTHS THE CASE WOULD BE DISMISSED.

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


DOGS ARE JEALOUS-OTS VO


IT'S SOMETHING MANY DOG OWNERS MAY ALREADY KNOW.

BUT A NEW STUDY SHOWS THAT DOGS ACTUALLY GET JEALOUS.

THIRTY-SIX DOGS WERE OBSERVED AS THEIR OWNERS IGNORED THEM. AND FOCUSED THEIR ATTENTION ON A STUFFED DOG.

ALL OF THE DOGS NUDGED THEIR OWNERS WHEN THEY PLAYED WITH THE STUFFED ANIMAL. AND 86 PERCENT TRIED TO PUSH THE FAKE DOG AWAY.

RESEARCHERS SUGGEST THAT JEALOUSY MAY BE HARD-WIRED IN DOGS. JUST AS MUCH AS IT IS IN HUMANS. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-2SHOT


COMING UP ON NBC-2 NEWS AT NOON.

WE'RE TAKING YOU LIVE TO LEHIGH ACRES.

THAT'S WHERE A FIRE THAT STARTED IN A CARM IS NOW THREATENING A NEARBY HOME.

WE'LL HAVE THE LATEST, AND HOW INVESTIGATORS THINK IT GOT STARTED.

THEN.

A BUST SO BIG, THE JAIL CELLS ARE BUSTING AT THE SEAM.

TODAY WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT MORE THAN A DOZEN CRIMINALS, AUTHORITIES TOOK OFF THE STREETS, AND TELL YOU WHY YOUR COMMUNITY IS NOW A LITTLE SAFER.

PLUS.

SHE WAS ONLY TRYING TO HELP.

INSTEAD PEOPLE CALL HER CREEPY.

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE DOLLS ONE WOMAN WAS MAKING, AND WHO SHE WAS GIVING THEM TOO THAT'S RAISING SOME QUESTIONS. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) LEHIGH FIRE-SSTOPS


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NOON TZB) OPERATION BONITA BUST-SSTOPS


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