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DIRECTOR PAGE VA COMPROMISE-ON CAM
SHOW OPEN-CLIP VA COMPROMISE-PKG
TOSS TO NATASHA-VO IN PLASMA ZM MAP FLY VA COMPROMISE-TAG
HOLE ON MCGREGOR-REM LIVE TEASE TWO-ON CAM
HOLE ON MCGREGOR-PKG TZ2 A) C SECTION CONTROVERSY-VO
HOLE ON MCGREGOR-REM LIVE ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
TEEN FOUND DEAD IN COLLIER POND-OC SS FLY FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TEEN FOUND DEAD IN COLLIER POND-PKG TOSS TO ANDREA-OC EAniBx
TEEN FOUND DEAD IN COLLIER POND-ONCAM C SECTION CONTROVERSY-NEWSROOM
NYC POLICE SHOOTING-trx VOTOPS C SECTION CONTROVERSY-PKG
MA STORM DAMAGE-SAT LIVE C SECTION CONTROVERSY-NEWSROOM
FL HATE CRIME-VO WIPE MEDICARE'S FINANCES IMPROVING-CG RVL
FL HATE CRIME-SOTVO DOLLAR TREE BUYING FAMILY DOLLAR-trx VO
ISRAEL HAMAS FIGHTING-VO OH RIDE ACCIDENT-VO
SHOOTING OUTSIDE FL THEATER-VO TODDLER CRASHES JEEP INTO HOUSE-VO
SANFORD ARSON-VO RUNNING HELPS YOUR HEART-VO WIPE
UKRAINE PLANE INVESTIGATION-VO RUNNING HELPS YOUR HEART-SOTVO
PA FATAL CARJACKING-VO WIPE DOG FAINTS AFTER SEEING OWNER-NATSVO
PA FATAL CARJACKING-SOTVO TEASE THREE-2SHOT
CA LIGHTNING STRIKE-VO WIPE AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
CA LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOT OC A) zac status update-ss
FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-VO NN REASONS TO WATCH-SOT
TEASE ONE-2SHOT TWITTER FIRE CHALLENGE-2 SHOT
TZ1 A) VA COMPROMISE-VO WIPE TWITTER FIRE CHALLENGE-PKG
TZ1 B) RUNNING HELPS YOUR HEART-VOTOPS SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC  


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO NATASHA-VO IN PLASMA ZM MAP FLY


A MESS ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD TONIGHT THANKS TO A HOLE THAT OPENED UP IN THE ROADWAY OVER THE WEEKEND.

CONSTRUCTION CREWS ARE WORKING TO FIX THE PROBLEM--

AT MCGREGOR AND FLORIDA AVENUE NEAR THE FORT MYERS COUNTRY CLUB.

BUT NBC2 HAS LEARNED IT COULD BE WEEKS BEFORE IT'S FINISHED.

NBC2'S NATASHA VERMA IS THERE LIVE TONIGHT WITH WHAT DRIVERS NEED TO KNOW. Return to index of stories...


HOLE ON MCGREGOR-REM LIVE


THE GOOD NEWS HERE IS THAT THE HOLE IS NOT A SINK HOLE BUT IT IS IN FACT GROWING AND SLOWING DOWN TRAFFIC. THE CITY WAS NOTIFIED YESTERDAY MORNING AND HAVE BEEN WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO REPAIR AN UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE PIPE. Return to index of stories...


HOLE ON MCGREGOR-PKG


NAT POP

41:53-41:57

"I don't know what the city's calling it but it's washed out it's cavernous and it's getting bigger."

TRACK

Linda Husz made the discovery during a Sunday morning walk --

SOT

37:21-37:27

"We came home and reported it right away and went back 20 minutes later and it had gotten bigger.way bigger."

TRACK

From a few inches wide to now a gaping five feet.Husz says chunks of asphalt on the northbound lanes of McGregor were falling six feet down.

SOT

40:23-40:26

"I'm glad we spotted it before a car did drop down in it."

TRACK

the city contractor says a cracked drainage pipe is the problem.

SOT

27:03-27:13

"once you get a hole in the drainage pipe and the water comes through, it picks up dirt out of the road and carries it with it. it's not a sink hole."

TRACK

the city's next plan of action is to fill the median with asphalt.divert traffic to the center lane.while crews extract the old pipe and replace it with a new one. the director of public works says other ongoing drainage construction projects on McGregor should keep this from happening again.

SOT

34:52-34:57

"we have some other failures that we are trying to prevent it before it happens."

TRACK

But residents are adding this construction site to their list of agitations.

SOT

43:06-43:11

"it's going to just make it longer and make us more impatient. but there's nothing we can do about it." Return to index of stories...


HOLE ON MCGREGOR-REM LIVE


THE CITY TELLS ME IT COULD TAKE THREE TO FOUR WEEKS TO REPAIR THE HOLE.THAT'S ALL DEPENDING ON THE RAIN.

UNTIL THEN, DRIVE WITH CAUTION AS YOU TRAVEL NORTHBOUND ON MCGREGOR. LIVE IN FORT MYERS, NV NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TEEN FOUND DEAD IN COLLIER POND-OC SS FLY


A NORTH NAPLES COMMUNITY STARTED THIS WEEK WITH HEAVY HEARTS- AS DEPUTIES CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE A TEEN FOUND DEAD IN A POND.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE ISLAND WALK COMMUNITY, OFF VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD.

NBC-2'S SOPHIE NIELSEN-KOLDING SPOKE WITH ONE WITNESS WHO SAYS THE BOY'S DEATH DOESN'T MAKE SENSE. Return to index of stories...


TEEN FOUND DEAD IN COLLIER POND-PKG


COVER Don Paullin - witness 84038 everybody's wondering what really happened. 2

FOR DON PAULLIN- SATURDAY STARTED WITH HIS USUAL ROUTINE.

Don Paullin - witness 184345 this is the pool where I was swimming

THEN IT TURNED INTO SOMETHING CLOSER TO A HORROR MOVIE.

Don Paullin - witness 183922 it was horrifying it was, I flipped him over and I don' want to describe it in respect to the mother. 12

IT HAPPENED AT THE ISLAND WALK COMMUNITY IN NORTH NAPLES.

A WOMAN SPOTTED A BODY IN THE POND AROUND 7:30 IN THE MORNING.

PAULLIN WENT IN TO GET THE BOY -- HOPING TO RESCUE HIM AND START C-P-R.

IT WAS TOO LATE.

16-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN CASTALDO WAS DEAD. HE WAS FACE DOWN IN THE POND.

183944 Im sorry I couldn't, sorry no one was there to help him when he needed help. We were too late. 7

FRIENDS OF THE GULF COAST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TOOK THEIR EMOTIONS TO SOCIAL MEDIA WRITING "WE LOVE YOU CHRIS" AND RELEASE BALLOONS LAST NIGHT.

TONIGHT - THEY'RE SHAKEN AS THEY WONDER WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED.

184148 just seems odd to me that this kid who looked to be in perfect shape would, that this tragedy would happen to him. 15

IN COLLIER COUNTY, SOPHIE NIELSEN-KOLDING, NBC2

TAG: WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE MEDICAL EXAMINER TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF DEATH.

DEPUTIES SAYS CASTALDO HAD NOT BEEN REPORTED MISSING.

On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 4:18 PM, Sophie Nielsen-Kolding sophie.nielsen-kolding@nbc-2.com wrote:

A NORTH NAPLES COMMUNITY STARTED THIS WEEK WITH HEAVY HEARTS- AS DEPUTIES CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE THE DEATH OF A TEEN FOUND DEAD IN A POND.

NBC-2'S SOPHIE NIELSEN-KOLDING SPOKE WITH ONE WITNESS WHO SAYS THE SCENARIO JUST ISN'T ADDING UP.

**TAKEPKG*

COVER Don Paullin - witness 84038 everybody's wondering what really happened. 2

FOR DON PAULLIN- SATURDAY STARTED WITH HIS USUAL ROUTINE.

Don Paullin - witness 184345 this is the pool where I was swimming

BUT THEN IT TURNED INTO SOMETHING CLOSER TO A HORROR MOVIE.

Don Paullin - witness 183922 it was horrifying it was, I flipped him over and I don' want to describe it in respect to the mother. 12

IT ALL HAPPENED AT THE ISLAND WALK COMMUNITY IN NORTH NAPLES.

A WOMAN SPOTTED A BODY IN THE POND. AND PAULLIN WENT IN TO HELP- HOPING TO PERFORM CPR.

NOW THE COMMUNITY IS MOURNING THE LOSS OF 16-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN CASTALDO.

183944 Im sorry I couldn't, sorry no one was there to help him when he needed help. We were too late. 7

HIS FRIENDS TOOK THEIR EMOTIONS TO SOCIAL MEDIA AFTER A BALLOON RELEASE SUNDAY NIGHT. "WE LOVE YOU CHRIS"… THEY WROTE.

NOW A COMMUNITY IS SHAKEN… LEFT WONDERING WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED TO THAT SEEMINGLY STRONG TEENAGER.

184148 just seems odd to me that this kid who looked to be in perfect shape would, that this tragedy would happen to him. 15

A CASE DEPUTIES ARE STILL WORKING TO SOLVE.

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TEEN FOUND DEAD IN COLLIER POND-ONCAM


WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE MEDICAL EXAMINER TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF DEATH.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS CASTALDO HAD NOT BEEN REPORTED MISSING. Return to index of stories...


NYC POLICE SHOOTING-trx VOTOPS


WE ARE WATCHING A DEVELOPING STORY RIGHT NOW IN NEW YORK CITY: AN ACCUSED CHILD MOLESTOR IS DEAD AFTER A SHOOTOUT WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT. THREE OFFICERS WERE INJURED, TWO FEDERAL MARSHALS AND A POLICE OFFICER.

THE SHOOTOUT HAPPENED IN THE WEST VILLAGE, IN A SMOKE SHOP WHEN A TASK FORCE, AFTER A TWO YEAR SEARCH, TRIED TO ARREST A MAN FOR RAPING A SEVEN YEAR OLD BOY.

THE OFFICERS ARE ALL EXPECTED TO RECOVER. Return to index of stories...


MA STORM DAMAGE-SAT LIVE


A TORNADO DAMAGED BUILDINGS NORTH OF BOSTON TODAY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONFIRMS THE TWISTER TOUCHED DOWN IN REVERE, MASSACHUSETTS.

THE TORNADO CAUSED SOME ROOFS TO COLLAPSE AND KNOCKED DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES.

THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF SERIOUS INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


FL HATE CRIME-VO WIPE


POLICE IN MIAMI BEACH ARE LOOKING INTO AN ANTI-SEMITIC HATE CRIME.

VANDALS EGGED CARS OUTSIDE A HOME AND SMEARED CREAM CHEESE ON THEM SPELLING OUT THE WORDS "JEW" AND "HAMAS".

THE FAMILY THINKS THEY WERE TARGETED BECAUSE ONE OF THE VEHICLES HAS A STICKER THAT SAYS MIAMI BEACH JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. Return to index of stories...


FL HATE CRIME-SOTVO


"It's just really frightening see such an attack in Miami Beach. It's not necessarily terrorism but its like a hate crime. It's clearly racism right here and we thought America, this shouldn't be happening to us but it does."

POLICE ARE NOT SURE IF THE CRIME WAS MOTIVATED BY THE FIGHTING BETWEEN HAMAS AND ISRAEL. Return to index of stories...


ISRAEL HAMAS FIGHTING-VO


THE U-N IS CALLING FOR ISRAEL AND HAMAS TO STOP FIGHTING.

SECRETARY GENERAL BAN KI-MOON IS DEMANDING AN END TO THE VIOLENCE.

HE'S ACCUSING THE LEADERS OF ISRAEL AND HAMAS OF BEING IRRESPONSIBLE AND "MORALLY WRONG" FOR LETTING THEIR PEOPLE GET KILLED.

A PALESTINIAN HEALTH OFFICIAL SAYS AT LEAST 10 PEOPLE, INCLUDING CHILDREN, WERE KILLED IN STRIKES IN GAZA TODAY.

THE PALESTINIANS SAY ISRAEL IS TO BLAME.

ISRAEL SAYS THE ROCKETS WERE MISFIRED BY PALESTINIAN MILITANTS. Return to index of stories...


SHOOTING OUTSIDE FL THEATER-VO


DEPUTIES IN MANATEE COUNTY ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERSON WHO SHOT AND KILLED A WOMAN OUTSIDE A MOVIE THEATER.

17 YEAR OLD TERIA'LE RAWLS DIED WHILE FRIENDS WERE TRYING TO DRIVE HER TO THE HOSPITAL.

WITNESSES SAY SHE WAS INVOLVED IN A FIGHT IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE ROYAL PALM THEATER IN BRADENTON.

THE SCENE OF THE SHOOTING HAS A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE. Return to index of stories...


SANFORD ARSON-VO


SANFORD POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A SERIAL ARSONIST.

THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL'S OFFICE SAYS TWO HOUSE FIRES FROM OVER THE WEEKEND WERE INTENTIONALLY SET.

THEY ARE CONNECTED TO SEVEN OTHER RECENT FIRES.

ALL OF THE HOMES WERE VACANT. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE PLANE INVESTIGATION-VO


INVESTIGATORS ARE LEARNING WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MALAYSIA AIRLINES JET THAT WENT DOWN IN UKRAINE.

THE PLANE'S FLIGHT RECORDERS SHOW IT SUFFERED A MASSIVE, EXPLOSIVE LOSS OF PRESSURE.

THIS IS CONSISTENT WITH WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF A MISSILE HIT THE PLANE. Return to index of stories...


PA FATAL CARJACKING-VO WIPE


POLICE FINALLY TRACKED DOWN THE MEN THEY SUSPECTED OF PLOWING INTO THREE CHILDREN IN PHILADELPHIA.

THIS IS AN UPDATE TO A STORY WE BROUGHT YOU FRIDAY.

THE MEN CARJACKED A WOMAN AND AS THEY WERE SPEEDING AWAY, THEY HIT A CROWD OF PEOPLE ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

THREE SIBLINGS, AGES SEVEN TO 15, WERE KILLED. Return to index of stories...


PA FATAL CARJACKING-SOTVO


"It's just nuts to think that people could think of others as expendable."

THE TWO MEN FACE FELONY MURDER CHARGES.

AUTHORITIES ALSO SAY THE CARJACK VICTIM WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BEFORE THE CRASH.

SHE'S STILL IN THE HOSPITAL.

SO IS THE MOTHER OF THE SIBLINGS, AND ANOTHER WOMAN, WHO WERE ALSO HIT. Return to index of stories...


CA LIGHTNING STRIKE-VO WIPE


ONE PERSON IS STILL IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER A LIGHTNING STRIKE ON A BEACH IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

ANOTHER PERSON WAS KILLED.

THE BOLT HIT, OR AT LEAST SHOCKED 13 PEOPLE AT VENICE BEACH, DURING A RARE SUMMER THUNDERSTORM FOR THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


CA LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOT OC


S/ Joe Doro / Witness:15

"All of a sudden you just heard this crackle and this giant bolt in the sky. I've never seen it like that, and I'm from the midwest so we see lots of lightning. And then all of a sudden it was a loudest thunder I ever heard and it was like a scene out of Jaws, all the mothers were going in to grab their kids."

ANOTHER PERSON WAS HIT WHEN LIGHTNING STRUCK AT A NEARBY GOLF COURSE.

HE IS RECOVERING. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-VO


JUST LAST WEEK, A BOLT OF LIGHTNING HIT THREE PEOPLE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

41 YEAR OLD SCOTT WILCOX DIED.

HE WAS WALKING WITH 16-YEAR OLD CHELSEA GILL AND 14-YEAR OLD ZAC LATAWIEC.

CHELSEA SURVIVED.

ZAC IS IN CRITICAL CONDITON. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


SOMETHING RARE JUST HAPPENED IN WASHINGTON, D-C:

LAWMAKERS ACTUALLY AGREED ON SOMETHING.

THEY COMPROMISED ON A DEAL TO MAKE SURE AMERICA'S VETERANS GET BETTER HEALTH CARE.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT THE NEW V-A WILL LOOK LIKE.

PLUS: A NEW STUDY SHOWS WHAT RUNNING JUST FIVE MINUTES A DAY CAN DO FOR YOUR HEALTH. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) VA COMPROMISE-VO WIPE


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TZ1 B) RUNNING HELPS YOUR HEART-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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VA COMPROMISE-ON CAM


THERE IS A DEAL TO HELP OUR VETERANS GET BETTER HEALTHCARE.

TODAY, IN THE WAKE OF THE V-A SCANDAL, HOUSE AND SENATE LAWMAKERS ANNOUNCED A COMPROMISE BILL TO END THE LONG WAITS.

PART OF THE 17 BILLION DOLLAR PLAN IS TO USE PRIVATE DOCTORS. Return to index of stories...


VA COMPROMISE-PKG


THE COMPROMISE PLAN SHOULD MEAN SHORTER WAITS FOR CARE.

nats: combat

ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNGER VETERANS, JUST BACK FROM IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN.WHO NOW WAIT WEEKS OR MONTHS FOR A FIRST APPOINTMENT AT THE V-A. 57 THOUSAND ARE STILL NOT SEEN AFTER THREE MONTHS.

.ACCORDING TO THE AUDIT THAT FORCED V-A SECRETARY ERIC SHINSEKI TO RESIGN.

TODAY. A BIPARTISAN EMERGENCY FIX.

Sot: Rep. Jeff Miller :25-:30

"helping to get veterans off of waiting lists is extremely important and this bill does that"

THE PLAN ALSO FUNDS 27 NEW CLINICS, SPENDS 5 BILLION TO HIRE MORE V-A DOCTORS, AND 10 BILLION FOR OUTSIDE CARE.

VETS CAN GO TO PRIVATE DOCTORS. PAID FOR BY THE V-A. IF THEY DON'T LIVE NEAR A V-A CLINIC OR WERE ON A WAITING LIST.

VETERANS ACTIVISTS, LIKE ALEX NICHOLSON, SAY THE KEY IS TURNING TO NON V-A DOCTORS

Sot: Alex Nicholson, IAVA :54-1:00

"going outside the system, utilizing private providers, community partners, is something thats gonna immediately alleviate the access crisis"

LAWMAKERS WORKED ALL WEEKEND, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS COOPERATING, AND MADE THE DEAL 5 DAYS BEFORE THEIR SUMMER BREAK

Sot: Lauren French, Politico Congressional Reporter 1:09-1:14

"the optics really would have been terrible for these members if they go home hit the campaign trail without really doing anything to help veterans"

SENATE PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT BERNIE SANDERS AND HOUSE REPUBLICAN JEFF MILLER.WHO CHAIR THE VETERANS COMMITTEES. SAY THEY CAN GET THEIR COMPROMISE PASSED, THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


VA COMPROMISE-TAG


HERE'S A SELLING POINT: IN THE WAKE OF THE V-A SCANDAL, THIS BILL MAKES IT FAR EASIER TO FIRE V-A OFFICIALS WHO LIE AND COVERUP AND FAIL TO SERVE VETERANS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ON CAM


THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MOTHER'S STORY IS SPARKING A NATIONAL CONVERSATION ABOUT C-SECTIONS.

A CHARLOTTE COUTY HOSPITAL THREATENED TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST HER IF SHE didn’t HAVE ONE.

TONIGHT WE BREAK DOWN IF MOTHER'S CAN BE FORCED TO HAVE SURGERY.

PLUS: A DANGEROUS PRANK SHOWING UP ONLINE.

TEENS ARE LIGHTING THEMSELVES ON FIRE, AND POSTING THE VIDEO ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) C SECTION CONTROVERSY-VO


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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.

If you've been in Lee County today, it's been quite the soggy and stormy start to our Monday thanks to a train of tropical downpours that moved in from the Gulf of Mexico.

For those of us across Charlotte and Collier County, it's a different story; we've seen plenty of sunshine along with temperatures in the low to mid 90s.

Now that the rain has faded across Lee County, most of us will be in store for a mainly dry and sunny afternoon. A few stray downpours will be possible, but these should be few and far between.

The evening hours and overnight should be pretty quiet with only a couple spots of rain drifting in from the Gulf.

By Tuesday morning, we'll keep the door open for another round of isolated morning showers or even a thunderstorm, and a few of these downpours may linger into the afternoon on Tuesday.

Aside from a few passing downpours, expect a mix of sunshine and clouds with temperatures warming into the low to mid 90s.

We'll another uptick in rain chances by Wednesday as more moisture builds in from the north, and with our winds coming in from the Gulf, rain will be possible during the morning hours as well.

We continue with scattered rain and storms in our forecast from Thursday into the weekend, but the weekend activity likely won't affect us until the afternoon and evening.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic that's been becoming better organized over the last couple of days.

It's a good possibility that this feature will develop into a tropical depression or perhaps a tropical storm by the middle of the week.

The track through the end of the week will be west, taking this feature toward the Windward Islands by the weekend.

Most forecast models suggest this storm eventually recurve to the north by next week, but it's still too soon to know for sure. We'll continue tracking this tropical wave throughout the week in the NBC 2 First Alert Hurricane Tracker Center. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO ANDREA-OC EAniBx


RIGHT NOW.

NBC2 IS LEARNING NEW INFORMATION IN A STORY WE BROKE SATURDAY.

A CHARLOTTE COUNTY HOSPITAL THREATENED A CAPE CORAL MOTHER WITH LEGAL ACTION IF SHE DIDN'T HAVE A C-SECTION.

IT SPARKED OUTRAGE FROM BIRTHING GROUPS AND MOMS ACROSS THE NATION.

NBC2'S ANDREA HUBBELL IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM TONIGHT WITH THE STARTLING DETAILS ABOUT THE NUMBER OF V-BACS VERSUS C-SECTIONS IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


C SECTION CONTROVERSY-NEWSROOM


JENNIFER GOODALL -- HOPED FOR A VAGINAL BIRTH.

BUT BECAUSE HER PAST THREE CHILDREN WERE BORN VIA C-SECTION.

A PORT CHARLOTTE HOSPITAL SAID NO.

I FOUND OUT TODAY, OF ALL THE BABIES BORN IN THE PAST YEAR-- IN THE LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM-- FEWER THAN 40 WERE WELCOMED INTO THIS WORLD NATURALLY. Return to index of stories...


C SECTION CONTROVERSY-PKG


19:19-28

I generally encourage people to try the vaginal route first because it is already a path that's in place

IT SOUNDS **ONLY NATURAL TO GIVE BIRTH VAGINALLY.

AN OPTION THESE DEMONSTRATORS WERE FIGHTING FOR ON SUNDAY.

BUT ACCORDING TO THIS LEE MEMORIAL OB/GYN -- IT'S RARE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

17:04-10

Someteimes you get to a point where you're pushing and you're pushing for three hours and only then do you know you know what my babies not going to come out

ONE -- DR. SARAH DIGIORGI SAYS --BECAUSE IT'S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO SCHEDULE A NATURAL BIRTH.

A WOMAN CAN BE IN LABOR FROM AN HOUR TO THREE DAYS. INSURANCE COMPANIES REQUIRE A DOCTOR BE PRESENT AT ALL TIMES DURING A VBAC BIRTH, SO LOGISTICALLY ITS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE.

ANOTHER REASON --

ONCE A WOMAN HAS HAD A C-SECTION IT'S DANGEROUS TO GIVE BIRTH VAGINALLY.

IT COULD RUPTURE THE UTERUS. Return to index of stories...


C SECTION CONTROVERSY-NEWSROOM


THE CAPE CORAL MOM -- JENNIFER GOODALL DID GIVE BIRTH -- BY C-SECTION ON FRIDAY.

SHE TOLD US-- SHE CONSENTED TO SURGERY WHEN IT BECAME NECESSARY BECAUSE LABOR WAS NOT PROGRESSING. MOTHER AND SON ARE DOING FINE.

LEE MEMORIAL ADMITS THE NUMBER OF VAGINAL BIRTHS AFTER A C SECTION ARE LOW AND ARE WORKING ON IMPROVING THE NUMBERS.

LIVE IN THE NR -- AH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


MEDICARE'S FINANCES IMPROVING-CG RVL


NEW NUMBERS SHOW MEDICARE IS DOING BETTER THAN FIRST THOUGHT.

THE GOVERNMENT SAYS THE PROGRAM'S HOSPITAL TRUST FUND WON'T BE EXHAUSTED UNTIL 2030, FOUR YEARS LATER THAN THEY PREDICTED LAST YEAR.

ALSO, SOCIAL SECURITY'S MASSIVE RETIREMENT PROGRAM WILL REMAIN SOLVENT UNTIL 2034.

DISABILITY BENEFITS ARE IN MORE IMMEDIATE DANGER, THOUGH.

THE DISABILITY TRUST FUND IS NOW PROJECTED TO RUN DRY IN 2016. Return to index of stories...


DOLLAR TREE BUYING FAMILY DOLLAR-trx VO


DOLLAR TREE IS BUYING FAMILY DOLLAR STORES.

THE DEAL IS VALUED AT ABOUT EIGHT AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS.

DOLLAR TREE WANTS TO KEEP FAMILY DOLLAR AS A SEPARATE BRAND.

TOGETHER, THE TWO COMPANIES WILL HAVE MORE THAN 13 THOUSAND STORES IN 48 STATES AND IN CANADA. Return to index of stories...


OH RIDE ACCIDENT-VO


A RIDE AT AN AMUSEMENT PARK IN OHIO IS STILL CLOSED AFTER AN ACCIDENT HURT TWO PEOPLE.

A CABLE SNAPPED ON THE "SKYHAWK" SWING RIDE AT CEDAR POINT SATURDAY NIGHT.

IT HIT TWO PEOPLE. ONE OF THEM HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL, BUT THEY WERE LATER RELEASED. Return to index of stories...


TODDLER CRASHES JEEP INTO HOUSE-VO


POLICE IN OREGON THINK A THREE YEAR OLD, WHO WAS ONLY WEARING A DIAPER, CRASHED A JEEP INTO A HOUSE.

IT HAPPENED LAST WEEK.

OFFICERS JUST SENT OUT THESE PICTURES.

THE BOY WAS ABLE TO GET THE KEYS TO THE JEEP, GET INSIDE, AND KNOCK IT OUT OF GEAR.

IT HIT A NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE.

HE GOT OUT, WENT HOME, AND WATCHED CARTOONS.

THE BOY'S PARENTS WEREN'T HOME.

ANOTHER RELATIVE WAS SLEEPING.

POLICE CITED A 22-YEAR-OLD FOR FAILING TO SUPERVISE A CHILD. Return to index of stories...


RUNNING HELPS YOUR HEART-VO WIPE


A NEW STUDY SHOWS WORKING OUT JUST A FEW MINUTES A DAY CAN HELP YOUR HEART STAY HEALTHY.

RESEARCHERS FOLLOWED 55-THOUSAND ADULTS FOR 15 YEARS.

THEY FOUND RUNNERS ON AVERAGE LIVED THREE YEARS LONGER THAN OTHERS.

AND JUST FIVE MINUTES OF RUNNING A DAY REDUCED THE RISK OF DYING FROM HEART DISEASE. Return to index of stories...


RUNNING HELPS YOUR HEART-SOTVO


:55-1:01

"By telling them that even 5 to 10 minutes can make a difference, I think they're likely to start, give it a go, and see if they can increase from there."

THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION RECOMMENDS 75 MINUTES A WEEK OF AEROBIC ACTIVITY. Return to index of stories...


DOG FAINTS AFTER SEEING OWNER-NATSVO


A DOG WAS SO EXCITED TO SEE HER OWNER COME HOME, SHE FAINTED.

REBECCA EHALT SPENT TWO YEARS WORKING AND LIVING IN SLOVENIA.

SHE JUST CAME BACK TO HER FAMILY'S HOUSE IN MURRYSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA, AND WAS RE-UNITED WITH HER SCHNAUZER, CASEY.

AFTER CASEY FAINTED, THE FAMILY HAD A VET CHECK HER OUT.

THE VET WATCHED THE VIDEO, AND SAYS EVERYTHING IS FINE WITH HER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


TONIGHT WE UNCOVER A DISTURBING TREND AMONG TEENAGERS ON LINE.

IT'S CALLED THE FIRE CHALLENGE.

KIDS ARE LIGHTING THEMSELVES ON FIRE, THEN POSTING THE VIDEOS.

TODAY WE ASKED AROUND ABOUT THIS, SO PARENTS KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON.

AND DEVELOPING AT SIX-- NEW DETAILS ABOUT A TEENAGER INJURED BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

WHAT DOCTORS ARE CALLING A BABY STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION OF HIS RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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A) zac status update-ss


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NN REASONS TO WATCH-SOT


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TWITTER FIRE CHALLENGE-2 SHOT


NBC 2 DISCOVERS A DISTURBING TREND.

TEENAGERS LIGHTING THEMSELVES ON FIRE AND THEN POSTING IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

NBC2'S CHRIS GILMORE UNCOVERED MORE ABOUT WHAT MANY CALL A CRY FOR ATTENTION. Return to index of stories...


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"jumping off bridges and things like that but nothing this crazy."

19 YEAR OLD AUSTIN GOWAN HAS DONE A LOT OF OFF THE WALL THINGS IN HIS LIFE, BUT HE'S NEVER THOUGHT OF LIGHTING HIMSELF ON FIRE.

BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT'S POPPING UP ON THE TWITTER FEEDS FACEBOOK TIMELINES AND YOUTUBE CHANNELS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

"I don't get why kids are lighting themselves on fire.

EVEN THOUGH HE WOULDN'T DO IT HE SAYS HE KNOWS PEOPLE WHO WOULD.

HE'S NOT EXACTLY SURE WHAT THE MOTIVATION BEHIND THIS BUT WE ASKED OTHER TEENS.

"To get attention, to be cool in front of their firends maybe, maybe they're doing it for a girl like hey I lit myself on fire will you date me?"

MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS SAY EVEN THAT, ISN'T WORTH THE RISK.

"It's one thing to see accidental burn injuries but when we see kids playing with fire for thrill seeking behavior we're especailly disturbed by that."

MULTIPLE NEWS AGENCIES IN KENTUCKY AND OHIO HAVE REPORTED ON SERIOUS INJURIES FROM THESE CHALLENGES.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY FIRE AND EMS STAFF SAY THE VIDEOS ARE NO LAUGHING MATTER.

THEY WARN THAT FLESH BURNS WITHIN SECONDS AND THOSE INJURIES LAST A LIFETIME.

"Oh it's entertaining to watch, it's funny because it's funny, but you wouldn't catch myself lighting myself on fire and laughing about it, that's not a laughing situation."

AT LAST CHECK TODAY FIRE CHALLENGE VIDEOS ARE STILL BEING UPLOADED YOUTUBE.

REPORTING IN CHARCO CG NBC2. Return to index of stories...


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AT SIX, LIVE TEAM COVERAGE AFTER A PLANE CRASH LANDED ON A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BEACH, KILLING A FATHER, AND CRITICALLY INJURING HIS DAUGHTER.

PLUS -- NBC2 EXPOSES OUTDATED EMERGENCY PLANS FOR FORT MYERS BEACH AS WE APPROACH THE HEIGHT OF HURRICANE SEASON.

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