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DIRECTOR PAGE PA HOSPITAL SHOOTING-ONCAM
SEVERE WEATHER-CLIP FL MOM LEAVES 5 KIDS IN HOT CAR-VO WIPE
FIRST WEATHER-WX ANIBOX HTC FL MOM LEAVES 5 KIDS IN HOT CAR-SOT VO
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP KS GIRL DIES IN HOT CAR-VO
TOSS TO JACLYN-ONCAM TEASE TWO-ON CAM
HOUSE FIRE-LIVEU TZ2 A) WA WILDFIRES-VO WIPE
HOUSE FIRE-VO WIPE TZ2 B) MAN'S PENIS AMPUTATED ON ACCIDENT-VOTOPS
HOUSE FIRE-SOTVO ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
HOUSE FIRE-LIVEU FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
BANK ROBBERY WITH PICS-trx 2 SSTOPS WA WILDFIRES-trx VOTOPS
TOSS TO GEORGE-OC EAniBx ALGENOL DONATES TO RAUSCH'S CAMPAIGN-OC 2 SS OC
TDD CAPE'S SEWER CLEANING PROJECT-REM LIVE ALGENOL DONATES TO RAUSCH'S CAMPAIGN-PKG
TDD CAPE'S SEWER CLEANING PROJECT-PKG ALGENOL DONATES TO RAUSCH'S CAMPAIGN-ONCAM
TDD CAPE'S SEWER CLEANING PROJECT-REM LIVE TORTOISE ABUSE ARRESTS-trxVOTOPS
DEADLY CARJACKING CRASH-trx VO TAMPA HOUSE FIRE-trxVOTOPS
TOSS TO LISA-ONCAM MI RUNNER KILLED BY DOGS-VO
BORDER CRISIS-PLASMA PLANE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING-OC SOTVO
BORDER CRISIS-PKG MAN'S PENIS AMPUTATED ON ACCIDENT-VO WIPE
BORDER CRISIS-PLASMA MAN'S PENIS AMPUTATED ON ACCIDENT-SOTVO
F 16 JETS ESCORTED PLANE-ONCAM TEASE THREE-2SHOT
UKRAINE PLANE INCIDENT-VO TZ3 A) 911 CALL TO GET OUT OF TICKET-VO WIPE
AL ALGERIE PLANE INCIDENT-VO AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
ISRAEL HAMAS-ONCAM A)-TBA
MARKET BASKET RALLIES-VO WIPE NN REASONS TO WATCH-SOT
MARKET BASKET RALLIES-3 SOTVO NAPLES BLOW DRY BAR-TC MON, VO in TC MON
OHARE WORKER ARRESTED-VO NAPLES BLOW DRY BAR-BNR-PKG
TEASE ONE-2SHOT NAPLES BLOW DRY BAR-OC
TZ1 A) PA HOSPITAL SHOOTING-VO WIPE 911 CALL TO GET OUT OF TICKET-ON CAM
TZ1 B) PLANE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING-VOTOPS 911 CALL TO GET OUT OF TICKET-PKG
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC 911 CALL TO GET OUT OF TICKET-ONCAM
PA HOSPITAL SHOOTING-trx OC VIDBOX RVL SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT
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DIRECTOR PAGE


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SEVERE WEATHER-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX ANIBOX HTC


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

TRACKING WEEKEND RAIN PROSPECTS

Showers and thunderstorms for areas east of I-75 will continue rumbling across the region this afternoon and evening, while widely spotty areas of rain move about our coastal areas.

As the later evening approaches, it will be possible for a passing isolated storm or downpour to build back toward the coast, but coverage of this activity will remain low.

Temperatures tonight will range from the upper 70s along the coast to low and mid 70s east of the interstate.

On Saturday, we'll again stand the opportunity for a coastal shower or thunderstorm in the morning and early afternoon. By the afternoon though, the greatest coverage of rain and thunder will again develop across the interior of the peninsula east of I-75.

Temperatures on Saturday look seasonal with highs ranging from the upper 80s to low 90s along the beaches to mid 90s for areas further inland.

Further into the forecast, we will be keeping close tabs on a mass of dry air that will infiltrate our region. That should help to greatly reduce our rain prospects Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. During this time rain chances will be below seasonal levels and temperatures will be allowed to return to near 94 degrees each afternoon.

TROPICAL UPDATE

No tropical cyclones are active at this time and no organized activity is expected within the next two days. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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TOSS TO JACLYN-ONCAM


NBC2 LIVE ON BREAKING NEWS AT 5:30 --

A FIRE IN A HOUSE ON QUAIL HOLLOW ROAD IN NORTH FORT MYERS -- WE'VE JUST LEARNED EVERYONE INSIDE MADE IT OUT SAFELY.

NBC2'S JACLYN BEVIS IS LIVE WITH WHAT SHE'S LEARNED. Return to index of stories...


HOUSE FIRE-LIVEU


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HOUSE FIRE-VO WIPE


FIRE DEPARTMENT TELLS US FIRE STARTED IN A DRYER

TEEN HOME ALONE, SMELLED SMOKE, SAW FIRE IN GARAGE

CALLED 911, GOT SEVERAL ANIMALS OUT SAFELY

FIRE CREWS RESCUED ONE OTHER DOG ALONG WITH A FEW OTHER SMALL ANIMALS

NO INJURIES

FIRE CREWS WRAPPING UP

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HOUSE FIRE-SOTVO


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HOUSE FIRE-LIVEU


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BANK ROBBERY WITH PICS-trx 2 SSTOPS


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT the BREAKING NEWS WE ARE FOLLOWING OUT OF PUNTA GORDA.

WE HAVE PICTURES FROM THE BANK OF AMERICA ON 41 AND MADRID BLVD.

ONE ARMED SUSPECT CAME WITH WEARING A HAT AND BLUE SHIRT.

HE RAN NEXT DOOR TO THE PUBLIX SHOPPING PLAZA. K-9 UNITS ARE SEARCHING FOR HIM. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-OC EAniBx


HIGH-TECH PIPES!

TONIGHT- NBC2 IS TRACKING YOUR TAX DOLLARS.

CREWS IN CAPE CORAL ARE FINISHING UP PART OF A MILLION DOLLAR SEWER PIPING PROJECT EXPECTED TO SAVE TAXPAYERS A LOT OF MONEY DOWN THE ROAD.

NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS HAS BEEN OUT WITH CREWS OFF CORAL DRIVE IN THE SOUTHEAST CAPE ALL DAY FOLLOWING THE WORK.

GEORGE, I UNDERSTAND THESE ARE NO ORDINARY PIPES REPLACING THE OLD ONES. Return to index of stories...


TDD CAPE'S SEWER CLEANING PROJECT-REM LIVE


THIS PIPE IS WHAT'S DOWN HERE-

IT'S ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL STUFF

THIS WAS ONCE A FLAT PIECE OF FIBERGLASS-

THE BEST WAY TO PICTURE THE PROCESS IS A BALLOON A BIG ONE AT THAT

BEING FILLED WITH WATER AS IT EXPANDS Return to index of stories...


TDD CAPE'S SEWER CLEANING PROJECT-PKG


A MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT

THAT DOWN THE ROAD COULD MEAN BIG SAVINGS FOR SOME CAPE CORAL

RESIDENTS ON THEIR UTILITY BILLS.

"It will save a lot of money, it saves pumping costs, it save

equipment, the electrical costs for operating the pumps." Bill Sperry,

Engineer, City of Cape Coral

ALL BY RELINING THE EXISTING SEWER LINES IN THIS PORTION OF THE

SOUTHEAST CAPE.

"Relining it?" Cape Coral resident

A PROCESS THAT STARTS WITH THIS LONG FLAT SLEEVE

A TEXTBOOK EXAMPLE OF NEVER JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER

00:01:02 "It's a whole new lined pipe"

IT'S CALLED CURED IN PLACE PIPING-

00:18:34 It's a neat process that it can put a new pipe inside a

pipe." Sperry

ALL MEANT TO STOP THE EXCESS WATER THAT WAS FLOWING INTO THE 40

YEAR OLD CLAY PIPES-

COSTING TAXPAYERS MORE MONEY TO GET IT PUMPED OUT AND TREATED.

22:57:12 "The piping project started here it moved underground

through the exiting pipeline back there and ended up here where it's

expected" to last another 50 years. George Solis

DESPITE MINOR TRAFFIC DISRUPTIONS THROUGH NEIGHBORHOODS

"I've don't think I've ever seen any large commercial vehicles on

this road ever" Cape Coral Resident

THE WORK WHICH COVERS ABOUT 500 HOMES IS DONE QUICK-

AND ALTHOUGH NO EXACT DOLLAR FIGURE HAS BEEN CALCULATED ON SAVINGS

CITY OFFICIALS SAY THEY'VE ALREADY SEEN A LARGE DIFFERENCE IN WATER INTAKE

00:16:09 "Right now its cut out a 25 or 30 percent of the

infiltration which has cut the pump run time 4 to 5 hours." Sperry Return to index of stories...


TDD CAPE'S SEWER CLEANING PROJECT-REM LIVE


THAT'S ABOUT 100 THOUSAND GALLONS A DAY OF EXTRA LIQUID.

CITY OFFICIALS SAY THEY'LL CONTINUE THE WORK INTO NEXT MONTH--

AGAIN TARGETING THE AREAS WHERE EXCESS WATER IN THE SEWER LINES IS A PROBLEM

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DEADLY CARJACKING CRASH-trx VO


WE'RE FOLLOWING A DEVELOPING STORY IN PHILADELPHIA.

THREE CHILDREN ARE DEAD AFTER A STOLEN CAR BARRELED INTO A CROWD.

POLICE THINK IT ALL STARTED WHEN TWO MEN CARJACKED A WOMAN AT GUNPOINT THIS MORNING.

THEY MADE THE WOMAN GET IN THE BACK SEAT, AND DROVE OFF.

AS THEY WERE DRIVING, THE CAR WENT OUT OF CONTROL, AND HIT A GROUP OF PEOPLE SELLING FRUIT ON A CORNER.

The victims were 7- and 10-year-old brothers and their 15-year-old sister.

ANOTHER CHILD AND AN ADULT, ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

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TOSS TO LISA-ONCAM


FEWER YOUNG IMMIGRANTS FROM CENTRAL AMERICA ARE NOW COMING TO THE U-S MEXICO BORDER.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS THE SURGE HAS BEEN CUT IN HALF.

HE ALSO HAS A NEW PLAN.

IT INVOLVES SPEEDING UP THE HEARING PROCESS FOR KIDS WHO WANT ASYLUM IN THE U-S, BY MOVING THE HEARINGS TO CENTRAL AMERICA.

THE IDEA IS CONTROVERSIAL.

NBC2 ANCHOR LISA SPOONER JOINS US LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


BORDER CRISIS-PLASMA


THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS HOLDING ASYLUM HEARINGS IN CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRIES WILL KEEP MORE CHILDREN FROM TRYING TO COME HERE FROM CENTRAL AMERICA. AS THEY ARE RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


BORDER CRISIS-PKG


TEXAS COPS PATROLLING THE BORDER THIS WEEK. ON THE MEXICAN SIDE OF THE RIO GRANDE.

ARE THE SMUGGLERS AND THE RAFTS THEY USE TO FERRY OVER DRUGS

AND THE CHILDREN FROM CENTRAL AMERICA.

sot: Lt. Charlie Goble, Texas Depart of Public Safety :12-:15

"we have seen a tremendous spike of activity"

THE GOAL OF THE NEW OBAMA PLAN IS TO END THE SURGE OF KIDS.

AT THE WHITE HOUSE, THE PRESIDENT SHARED HIS IDEA WITH THE PRESIDENTS OF GUATEMALA, EL SALVADOR AND HONDURAS.

IN HONDURAS.WRACKED BY GANG VIOLENCE. AN OBAMA PILOT PROGRAM WOULD OFFER HEARINGS TO KIDS SEEKING ASYLUM. WHO CLAIM THEY'RE IN SPECIAL DANGER.

sot: President Obama :35-:50

"there may be some narrow ciurcumstances in which there is a humanitarian or refugee status that a family might be eligible for, if that were the case it would be better for them to apply in country"

graphic:

OBAMA PILOT PROGRAM

--FEW WOULD QUALIFY FOR ASYLUM

--PLAN: REST WOULD SEE THEY'LL BE DEPORTED

--HOPE: THEY WILL NOT TRY TO COME

THE FEW WHO WOULD QUALIFY COME STRAIGHT TO THE U-S. THE PLAN IS: THE REST WOULD SEE THEY WOULDN'T QUALIFY IF THEY GOT TO THE U-S AND WOULD BE DEPORTED. AND SO. THE HOPE IS. THEY WON'T TRY TO COME.

MANY DEMOCRATS LIKE THE PLAN

Sot: Rep.Luis Gutierrez 1:06-1:10

"The first thing is protect the children, have them not come. They should not be coming to America."

MOST REPUBLICANS WANT FASTER DEPORTATIONS.NOT A PROGRAM T0 BRING IN CHILDREN

Sot: Rep. John Fleming 1:16-1:23

"processing these kids as refugees in their own country and then assisting them to come into America."

sot: Rep.Pete Sessions 1:24-1:28

"move them back to their home countries which is where they belong"

FOR NOW MANY MORE CHILDREN ARE COMING THAN ARE GOING BACK. Return to index of stories...


BORDER CRISIS-PLASMA


REPUBLICANS ARE DIVIDED OVER WHAT TO DO.

SO, CONGRESS MIGHT GO HOME FOR SUMMER BREAK, NEXT WEEK, WITHOUT APPROVING ANY PLAN TO DEAL WITH THE BORDER CRISIS. Return to index of stories...


F 16 JETS ESCORTED PLANE-ONCAM


TWO U-S FIGHTER JETS HAD TO ESCORT AN AIRLINER BACK TO THE TORONTO AIRPORT TODAY.

THE "SUNWING AIRLINES" PLANE WAS GOING FROM TORONTO TO PANAMA.

PILOTS TURNED AROUND OVER WEST VIRGINIA AFTER THEY SAY AN "AGITATED PASSENGER DIRECTLY THREATENED THE AIRCRAFT."

THEN NORAD REPORTS 2 FIGHTER JETS SCRAMBLED FROM OHIO, AND FLEW WITH THE PLANE TO TORONTO.

THEY LANDED SAFELY AND POLICE ARRESTED A 25 YEAR OLD CANADIAN. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE PLANE INCIDENT-VO


THE INVESTIGATION OF MALAYSIAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 17 IS MOVING FORWARD.

INVESTIGATORS HAVE FOUND MORE HUMAN REMAINS AND A NEW SECTION OF THE WRECKAGE IN EASTERN UKRAINE.

THEY ALSO FOUND A LARGE PIECE OF FUSELAGE IN SOME WOODS NEAR THE CRASH SITE.

THE DUTCH ARE LEADING THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE CRASH.

ONE-HUNDRED-NINTETY-THREE OF THE NEARLY 298 VICTIMS OF THE CRASH WERE DUTCH. Return to index of stories...


AL ALGERIE PLANE INCIDENT-VO


A TELEVISION CREW GOT TO THE WRECKAGE OF THE PLANE THAT WENT DOWN IN AFRICA YESTERDAY.

THE ALGERIAN AIRLINER DISAPPEARED FROM RADAR AFTER CHANGING ITS FLIGHT PATH BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER.

OFFICIALS BELIEVE WEATHER THE CRASH, BUT THEY AREN'T RULING OUT TERRORISM.

116 PEOPLE WERE ON THE PLANE WHEN IT WENT DOWN IN WEST AFRICA.

NO ONE SURVIVED.

SO FAR, CREWS HAVE FOUND ONE OF THE FLIGHT RECORDERS.

FRENCH INVESTIGATORS ARE SUPPOSED TO GET TO THE SCENE TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


ISRAEL HAMAS-ONCAM


ISRAEL AND HAMAS ARE STILL FIGHTING TONIGHT - NO END IN SIGHT.

AND SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY SAYS IT'LL TAKE MORE WORK TO GET THE TWO SIDES TO AGREE TO A TRUCE.

HE WANTS THEM TO STOP FIGHTING FOR SEVEN DAYS FOR HUMANITARIAN REASONS.

THE TRUCE WOULD GIVE EVERYONE TIME TO WORK OUT FURTHER TALKS TO ADDRESS EACH SIDE'S DEMANDS.

ISRAEL'S SECURITY CABINET REJECTED THE PLAN. Return to index of stories...


MARKET BASKET RALLIES-VO WIPE


PEOPLE IN THE NORTHEAST ARE FIRED UP AFTER A GROCERY CHAIN C-E-O LOST HIS JOB.

ONE FAMILY OWNS 71 MARKET BASKETS ACROSS MASSACHUSETTS, NEW HAMPSHIRE AND MAINE.

ONE OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS JUST FIRED HIS COUSIN, C-E-O ARTHUR T. DEMOULAS.

EMPLOYEES LOVED "ARTIE T" BECAUSE HE GAVE THEM GOOD BENEFITS AND GOOD PAY.

CUSTOMERS LOVED HIM BECAUSE HE KEPT PRICES LOW.

NOW THEY'RE RALLYING TO GET HIM HIS JOB BACK. Return to index of stories...


MARKET BASKET RALLIES-3 SOTVO


"This is your cousin! And, you're treating him like this! How can family do that to family, I just don't get it."

"The end-game is to get Arthur T Demoulas back as President and CEO running the company that he deserves to be running"

"I don't think they understand that this is not gonna stop until we get him back."

THE BOARD IS SAID TO BE CONSIDERING SELLING THE COMPANY OUTRIGHT TO THE FIRED C-E-O.

MEANWHILE, BOYCOTTS AT THE STORES HAVE LEFT SOME SHELVES BARE. Return to index of stories...


OHARE WORKER ARRESTED-VO


A WORKER AT CHICAGO'S O'HARE AIRPORT IS ACCUSED OF STEALING THINGS MEANT TO GO TO SOLDIERS OVERSEAS.

POLICE ARRESTED 41 YEAR OLD JAMES MATTHEWS.

THEY SAY WEDNESDAY NIGHT THEY SAW HIM TAKING MAIL, A MILITARY FOOT LOCKER THAT HAD A LAPTOP IN IT, AND OTHER ITEMS FROM FLIGHTS TO THE POST OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


HES BEING HAILED A HERO, THE DOCTOR AT THE PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL WHO SHOT A GUNMAN.

YESTERDAY, HIS WEAPON, AND HIS WILLINGNESS TO USE IT, LIKELY SAVED UP TO DOZENS OF LIVES. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) PA HOSPITAL SHOOTING-VO WIPE


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TZ1 B) PLANE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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PA HOSPITAL SHOOTING-trx OC VIDBOX RVL


NEW DETAILS SUGGEST A PENNSYLVANIA DOCTOR PREVENTED A MASS SHOOTING.

AUTHORITIES FOUND A PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT HAD DOZENS OF BULLETS ON HIM, WHEN HE KILLED HIS CASEWORKER YESTERDAY AT A MEDICAL BUILDING OUTSIDE PHILADELPHIA.

HE INTENDED TO KILL OTHERS--

BUT PSYCHIATRIST LEE SILVERMAN STOPPED HIM.

HE SHOT THE SUSPECT WITH HIS OWN WEAPON.

THE PSYCHIATRIST ROUTINELY CARRIED A GUN.

HE HAD NO SPECIFIC FEAR OF THE SUSPECT.

BUT HIS ACTIONS MAY HAVE SAVED DOZENS OF LIVES.

THE SUSPECT HAS A LENGTHY HISTORY OF GUN ARRESTS, VIOLENCE AND MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS.

HE'S SEDATED BUT STABLE, AFTER A SURGERY TO TREAT HIS GUNSHOT WOUNDS.

HE FACES A MURDER CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


PA HOSPITAL SHOOTING-PKG


"It was just like panic out here."

ALFRED WILLIAMS WAS JUST LEAVING A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT --

WHEN HE HEARD SHOUTING AND SAW THE RUSH OF POLICE.

ARMED WITH AUTOMATIC WEAPONS AND COVERED BY BULLET PROOF VESTS.

FROM SKYFORCE TEN --

WE WATCHED ONE SWAT TEAM ENTERING INTO A HOSPITAL BUILDING.

S/ Carmella Brooks, Patient

"I seen multiple cops come in here and an ambulance. And I was scared."

INVESTIGATORS SAY --

PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT "RICHARD PLOTTS" WAS BROUGHT TO THIS WELLNESS CENTER BY HIS CASE WORKER, AROUND TWO O'CLOCK.

BUT ONCE PLOTTS GOT INSIDE -- NEARBY WORKERS HEARD SHOUTING!

THOSE WORKERS PEEKED THROUGH A DOOR.AND ALLEGEDLY SAW PLOTTS POINTING A GUN AT HIS DOCTOR AND CASE WORKER!

THEY CALLED 911.

BUT BEFORE POLICE ARRIVED, GUNFIRE ERUPTED.

AND PATIENTS LIKE ANNETTE BOWMAN RUSHED TO PROTECT THEIR LOVED ONES.

S/ Annette Bowman, Patient:49-:52

"I ran down three flights of steps to go get my son Yes, yes."

INVESTIGATORS TELL US --

DOCTOR LEE SILVERMAN WAS GRAZED BY A BULLET.

BEFORE HE PULLED OUT A REVOLVER OF HIS OWN, AND FIRED BACK AT PLOTTS!

THE 53 YEAR OLD CASE WORKER, THERESA HUNT, WAS STRUCK AND KILLED.

EVENTUALLY -- TWO OTHER HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES WRESTLED THE INJURED PLOTTS TO THE GROUND, AND HELD HIM.ENDING THE SHOOTING.

WE SAW HIM RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL, IN THIS AMBULANCE, ESCORTED BY POLICE.

AND TONIGHT, WE'VE LEARNED --

PLOTTS WAS A PATIENT *KNOWN* FOR TURBULENT INTERACTIONS.

S/ Jack Whelan, Delaware Co. District Att. 1:22-1:25

I did receive information that there were incidents involving Mr. Plotts and hospital personnel, including the doctor's staff, in the past. Return to index of stories...


PA HOSPITAL SHOOTING-ONCAM


GEORGE SPENCER REPORTING.

THE SUSPECT HAS A LENGTHY HISTORY OF GUN ARRESTS, VIOLENCE AND MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS.

HE'S SEDATED BUT STABLE, AFTER A SURGERY TO TREAT HIS GUNSHOT WOUNDS.

HE FACES A MURDER CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


FL MOM LEAVES 5 KIDS IN HOT CAR-VO WIPE


A MOM IS ACCUSED OF LEAVING *FIVE* KIDS IN A HOT CAR IN NORTH JACKSONVILLE.

POLICE ARRESTED 23 YEAR OLD BETTY BRUNSON.

SHE REPORTEDLY LEFT FIVE CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHT, ALONE IN A VEHICLE.

SHE TOLD OFFICERS SHE WAS INSIDE THE OFFICE DEPOT LOOKING FOR A JOB. Return to index of stories...


FL MOM LEAVES 5 KIDS IN HOT CAR-SOT VO


This is inhumane! This is ridiculous?

You've had about 10 cases of children left in hot cars in northeast Florida this year but there may be many others that may be unreported and this has got to stop.

THE MOM TOLD OFFICERS SHE WAS ONLY GONE FOR 10 MINUTES.

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

THE KIDS ARE OKAY. Return to index of stories...


KS GIRL DIES IN HOT CAR-VO


UNFORTUNATELY, NO ONE NOTICED A 10 MONTH OLD IN A HOT CAR IN KANSAS UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE.

WICHITA POLICE FOUND THE GIRL UNRESPONSIVE LAST NIGHT.

DOCTORS PRONOUNCED HER DEAD A SHORT TIME LATER.

OFFICERS THINK SHE WAS IN THE CAR FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS, OUTSIDE HER FOSTER PARENTS' HOUSE.

POLICE ARE QUESTIONING THE COUPLE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ON CAM


WE'RE GETTING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE WILDFIRE IN WASHINGTON STATE.

IT APPEARS THE BIGGEST WILDFIRE IN STATE HISTORY IS WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT.

PLUS: A MAN WENT TO A HOSPITAL FOR A CIRCUMCISION.

AND HE CLAIMS SOMETHING WENT WAY WRONG. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) WA WILDFIRES-VO WIPE


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TZ2 B) MAN'S PENIS AMPUTATED ON ACCIDENT-VOTOPS


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ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

TRACKING WEEKEND RAIN PROSPECTS

Showers and thunderstorms for areas east of I-75 will continue rumbling across the region this afternoon and evening, while widely spotty areas of rain move about our coastal areas.

As the later evening approaches, it will be possible for a passing isolated storm or downpour to build back toward the coast, but coverage of this activity will remain low.

Temperatures tonight will range from the upper 70s along the coast to low and mid 70s east of the interstate.

On Saturday, we'll again stand the opportunity for a coastal shower or thunderstorm in the morning and early afternoon. By the afternoon though, the greatest coverage of rain and thunder will again develop across the interior of the peninsula east of I-75.

Temperatures on Saturday look seasonal with highs ranging from the upper 80s to low 90s along the beaches to mid 90s for areas further inland.

Further into the forecast, we will be keeping close tabs on a mass of dry air that will infiltrate our region. That should help to greatly reduce our rain prospects Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. During this time rain chances will be below seasonal levels and temperatures will be allowed to return to near 94 degrees each afternoon.

TROPICAL UPDATE

No tropical cyclones are active at this time and no organized activity is expected within the next two days. Return to index of stories...


WA WILDFIRES-trx VOTOPS


NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE BIGGEST FIRE IN WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY.

A SHERIFF SAYS THE FLAMES HAVE BURNED 300 HOMES.

BEFORE, HE ESTIMATED 150 HOMES WERE DESTROYED, BUT THOUGHT THE NUMBER WOULD RISE ONCE FIREFIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO GET INTO MORE BURNED-OUT AREAS.

LIGHTNING STARTED THE FIRE.

IT HAS BURNED ABOUT 400 SQUARE MILES NORTHEAST OF SEATTLE. Return to index of stories...


ALGENOL DONATES TO RAUSCH'S CAMPAIGN-OC 2 SS OC


A LATE ENTRY IN THE LEE COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 2 RACE HAS--

COMMISSIONER CECIL PENDERGRASS FIGHTING TO KEEP HIS SEAT.

HE WAS UNOPPOSED UNTIL--

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AGENT PAIGE RAUSCH FILED ON THE LAST DAY OF QUALIFYING.

AND HER BIGGEST FINANCIAL SUPPORT IS COMING FROM A COMPANY PENDERGRASS BUTTED HEADS WITH EARLIER THIS YEAR.

NBC 2'S BRITTANY WEINER CAUGHT UP THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES.

SHE HAS THEIR TAKE ON THE HEATED RACE. Return to index of stories...


ALGENOL DONATES TO RAUSCH'S CAMPAIGN-PKG


Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass, Lee County Commission

00:42:02 "I've been so successful the last two years in office." 00:42:04

COMMISSIONER CECIL PENDERGRASS IS PROUD OF WHAT HE'S DONE IN THE LAST ?? YEARS. AND HE WANTS TO KEEP HIS SEAT.

Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass, Lee County Commission

00:43:39 "People are back to work and look what's happening in our community, it's a good thing." 00:43:41

BUT A LATE ENTRY COULD KEEP HIM FROM DOING THAT.

Paige Rausch, District 2 candidate

00:49:09 "It was literally the week before." 00:49:13

ON THE LAST DAY OF QUALIFYING, COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AGENT PAIGE RAUSCH SUBMITTED HER FILING FEE FOR DISTRICT TWO RACE.

HER LARGEST FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTOR TO DATE IS ALGENOL.

THE BIO-FUEL COMPANY PENDERGRASS BUTTED HEADS WITH BACK IN FEBRUARY WHEN HE QUESTIONED WHETHER THEY HAD CREATED THE 108 JOBS THEY PROMISED IN EXCHANGE FOR A TEN MILLION DOLLAR INCENTIVE.

Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass, Lee County Commission

00:45:34 "Algenol is a great partner for Lee County and my question that day and I will continue to ask that question to any company that has an agreement with Lee County to protect Lee County tax payers." 00:45:41

AND BECAUSE OF THAT--

ALGENOL CEO PAUL WOODS TOLD NBC 2 IT SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE HIS COMPANY IS BACKING RAUSCH.

SO FAR ITS GIVEN 2-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO HER CAMPAIGN.

Nats

EVEN WITH ALGENOL'S DONATIONS--

RUMORS SWIRLED THAT SOME OF RAUSCH'S DONATION CHECKS HADN'T CLEARED IN TIME TO COVER THE MORE THAN 5-THOUSAND DOLLAR FILING FEE BACK IN JUNE.

Paige Rausch, District 2 candidate

00:55:04 "It was a matter of the bank making certain that everything was in order." 00:55:09

THE LOCAL ELECTION OFFICE TELLS NBC 2 THERE WAS NEVER A PROBLEM.

FOR NOW, BOTH CANDIDATES ARE FOCUSING LESS ON THE MONEY AND MORE ON HELPING LEE COUNTY.

PENDERGRASS: 00:42:34 "My main focus the next four years is going to be water quality. We have to continue our efforts on a local level." 00:42:40

Paige Rausch, District 2 candidate

00:55:52 "I would like to think that I can protect some of the things that I grew up really enjoying, like the waterways, the beaches." 00:55:59

REPORTING IN LEE COUNTY, BRITTANY WEINER NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


ALGENOL DONATES TO RAUSCH'S CAMPAIGN-ONCAM


THE PRIMARY IS AUGUST 26TH.

THE DISTRICT FOUR SEAT IS ALSO UP FOR GRABS.

THERE ARE THREE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES IN THAT PRIMARY. Return to index of stories...


TORTOISE ABUSE ARRESTS-trxVOTOPS


TODAY OFFICERS MADE TWO ARRESTS AFTER WATCHING THIS VIRAL VIDEO.

TWO NORTH FLORIDA TEENS ARE ACCUSED OF TORTURING AND EVENTUALLY KILLING A GOPHER TORTOISE.

THE GIRLS POSTED IT ONLINE, AND IT WENT VIRAL.

PEOPLE NOTICED IT AND CALLED F-W-C.

THE GIRLS ARE FACING FELONY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA HOUSE FIRE-trxVOTOPS


A FAMILY IN TAMPA WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF THEIR HOUSE AFTER IT CAUGHT ON FIRE.

A NEWS HELICOPTER FLEW OVER THE BLAZE THIS MORNING.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY "DEBRIS" IN THE HOME FUELED THE FIRE.

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MI RUNNER KILLED BY DOGS-VO


A MICHIGAN DOG OWNER COULD FACE CHARGES AFTER HIS PETS KILLED A JOGGER.

THE TWO 3-YEAR-OLD "CANE CORSOS" ATTACKED CRAIG SYTS-MA WEDNESDAY IN METAMORA TOWNSHIP.

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS ARE HOLDING THE TWO DOGS.

THEY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN PREVIOUS BITE CASES.

THE COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE IS REVIEWING THE CASE.

THE DOGS' OWNER COULD FACE INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER OR OTHER CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


PLANE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING-OC SOTVO


A BOLT OF LIGHTNING HIT A CANADIAN FIGHTER JET IN MID-AIR.

THE PILOT LANDED SAFELY, THEN HE TALKED ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED.

"Just a quick flash of light, you could see the bolt coming towards the aircraft and actually a bit of static electricity as it hit the aircraft, I could feel that run through my body real quickly and also a little bit of a crackle on the radio over the frequency."

THE PILOT SAID THE F-18'S ELECTRONICS FLASHED, BUT THE PLANE WAS ABLE TO FLY.

HE LANDED WITHOUT A PROBLEM, AND HE WASN'T HURT.

THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE IS INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


MAN'S PENIS AMPUTATED ON ACCIDENT-VO WIPE


THIS IS A TOUGH STORY FOR GUYS TO HEAR.

A MAN CLAIMS DOCTORS ACCIDENTALLY AMPUTATED HIS PENIS.

JOHNNY LEE BANKS, JUNIOR, WENT IN TO THE PRINCETON BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER IN BIRMINGHAM FOR A CIRCUMCISION.

HE NEEDED ONE BECAUSE OF OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS.

INSTEAD, HIS PENIS WAS REMOVED. Return to index of stories...


MAN'S PENIS AMPUTATED ON ACCIDENT-SOTVO


"Needless to say our client is devastated, inconsolable and the family suffering continues."

THE PATIENT HAS FILED A LAWSUIT CLAIMING THE AMPUTATION CAUSED HIM ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL PAIN AND SUFFERING DURING HIS RECOVERY.

HE HAD TO STAY IN THE HOSPITAL LONGER TO RECOVER.

TWO DOCTORS DENY THE MAN'S CLAIMS.

THE HOSPITAL SAYS HIS ALLEGATIONS ARE WITHOUT MERIT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


CRYING, SAYING YOU'RE LATE FOR WORK, OR YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE BATHROOM, ARE SOME OLD WAYS TO GET OUT OF A TICKET.

A GUY WHO GOT PULLED OVER IN FLORIDA THOUGHT OF A *NEW IDEA.

POLICE FIGURED IT OUT, THOUGH.

AND NOW THE DRIVER FACES SOMETHING MUCH MORE SERIOUS. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) 911 CALL TO GET OUT OF TICKET-VO WIPE


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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A)-TBA


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NN REASONS TO WATCH-SOT


Coming up tonight in addition to world and national news, something different on a summer Friday evening, that is to mark the anniversary of When Harry Met Sally. And the people who to this day go back to the same restaurant to in effect have what she's having. That and more tonight. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BLOW DRY BAR-TC MON, VO in TC MON


FORBES MAGAZINE JUST RELEASED A LIST OF BEST CITIES FOR FUTURE JOB GROWTH IN 20-14 WITH NAPLES IN FIRST PLACE.

THERE IS EVIDENCE THE CITY'S BOOMING ECONOMY IS SUPPORTING OTHER TRENDS TOO.

NBC-2'S SOPHIE NIELSEN-KOLDING UNCOVERED SOME UNIQUE BUSINESSES USUALLY FOUND IN BIG CITIES -- NOW THRIVING IN NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BLOW DRY BAR-BNR-PKG


HAIR WASHING NAT

IT'S A SALON… *NAT* BUT YOU CAN'T GET CUTS OR COLOR HERE.

0646 I was so excited about the concept of the blow dry bars which are in a lot of the big cities,

AIR BAR IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN NAPLES… WHERE PEOPLE GET A WASH, SCALP MASSAGE AND THEN STYLING WITH A BLOW DRYER FOR ABOUT 40 BUCKS.

0825 Women of Naples want to look good, they're concerned about how they look, um they also have the means and can afford getting blowouts.

ABOUT 30 CUSTOMERS A DAY- AND THEYRE EXPECTING MORE AS FALL ROLLS AROUND.

JUST LIKE NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR- THE FIRST TIDE DRY CLEANER IN FLORIDA.

DRY CLEANER NAT*

Robert Lyons OWNER Tide Laundry 1517 we use a process called green earth it's a silicon based cleaner it's much gentler on your clothes and the environment. 6

STANDUP - 2206 the other thing that makes this dry cleaner unique is it's 24 hours, people can drop off their clothes here at any time, and if they're picking up, they can do that too and pay with their credit card.

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Robert Lyons 1707 it's been a very successful first year we're very excited about the way it went, so much so that we're opening a second location in Bonita Springs in October. 8

WALK AROUND NEW YORK CITY AND YOU WON'T BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND ONE OF THESE. BUT THIS ORGANICALLY TWISTED FOOD TRUCK WAS ONE OF THE FIRST IN NAPLES- AND A LINE IS COMMON…

john hart- food truck owner

2423 go to the people that might not be able to go to restaurants so they can come get a chance to eat healthy food that's good for them. 5

OWNER- JOHN HART SAYS THERE'S A WORKFORCE THAT'S LOOKING FOR THAT KIND OF CONVENIENCE. PLUS….

2520 everyone tells me to go everywhere else but I'd rather stay here in naples. 3

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NAPLES BLOW DRY BAR-OC


THE TIDE DRY CLEANER SAYS IT HIRED 7 MORE PEOPLE TO KEEP UP WITH DEMAND DURING ITS FIRST YEAR.

IT NOW HAS 17 EMPLOYEES.

AIR BAR SAYS IT PLANS TO HIRE UP TO 6 MORE STYLISTS FOR THE BUSY SEASON IN A FEW MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


911 CALL TO GET OUT OF TICKET-ON CAM


APPARENTLY A MAN *REALLY WANTED TO AVOID GETTING A TICKET WHEN HE GOT PULLED OVER IN WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA.

AND HE HAD A PLAN TO GET OUT OF IT. Return to index of stories...


911 CALL 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. Return to index of stories...


911 CALL TO GET OUT OF TICKET-ONCAM


NOW INSTEAD OF A 200-DOLLAR TRAFFIC TICKET, LUPOWITZ FACES A FELONY CHARGE.

HE COULD HAVE TO SERVE UP TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


NBC2 ANCHOR PETER BUSCH JUST SPOKE WITH THE TEENAGER STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH THIS WEEK --

HE ALSO TALKED TO THE MOTHER OF ANOTEHR TEEN WHO WAS CRITICALLY INJURED.

NBC2 NEWS AT SIX IS NEXT. Return to index of stories...