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DIRECTOR'S PAGE NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
HL1) GARAGE FIRE-TRX VOTOPS TS1) SEN RUBIO SEX ASSULT-TC MON VO
HL2) RUBIO SEXUAL ASSULTS-TRX VOTOPS TS2) LEE CO SCHOOL BOARD-TC MON VO
HL3) WEATHER-TRX OMNI TOPS TS3) NAPLES CAR FIRE-TC MON VO
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP MH 17 UPDATE-PLASMA INTRO
NORTH NAPLES GARAGE CAR FIRE-TRX 2 SHOT VO MH 17 UPDATE-PKG
LEE CO SCHOOL BOARD MEETING-TRX OC VO DEADLIEST YEAR FOR FLIGHTS-TRXVOTOPS
LEE CO SCHOOL BOARD MEETING-SOTVO THE PURGE IN COLLIER COUNTY-trx-OTS-VO
COLLIER SCHOOL BOARD-TRXVOTOPS THE PURGE IN COLLIER COUNTY-SOTVO
COLLIER SCHOOL BOARD-SOTVO SCHOOL FIRE DRILL POLICY-VOWIPE
TEACHER STEM TRAINING-OC-CG SCHOOL FIRE DRILL POLICY-SOTVO
OBAMA AND UKRAINE-TRX-VO TAX FREE HOLIDAY-VOWIPE
OBAMA AND UKRAINE-SOTVO TAX FREE HOLIDAY-SOTVO
2015 EXCHANGE RATES-TRX OTS STOWAWAY ON PLANE-INTRO
UCLA FLOODING-TRX VO STOWAWAY ON PLANE-PKG
UCLA FLOODING-SOTVO PLANE STORY-INTRO
HENDERSON BOAT RAMP CLOSED-OC-SS PLANE STORY-PKG
RED TIDE TESTING-OTS-SS DOCS VS GLOCK-OC
SPINY LOBSTER SEASON-OC-VIDBOX GIRLS ON TRAIN BRIDGE-VO
RUBIO SEXUAL ASSULTS-TRX PLASMA LIVE GIRLS ON TRAIN BRIDGE-SOTVO
RUBIO SEXUAL ASSULTS-LIVE U 2 ESPN STEPHEN A. SMITH-OC-SS
RUBIO SEXUAL ASSULTS-VO BACKPACK SALES-OTS
RUBIO SEXUAL ASSULTS-SOTVO TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
RUBIO SEXUAL ASSULTS-LIVE U 2 TZ4A) SOUTHERN ACCENT-SOTVO
HUMAN SOCIETY COMMUNITY COUNTS-TRX-VO WEATHER TEASE-STC
HUMAN SOCIETY COMMUNITY COUNTS-SOTVO BNR SOUTHERN ACCENT CLASS-ON CAM
SETH MYERS NBC2 MUG-OC VO SS SOUTHERN ACCENT CLASS-PKG
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
TZ4A) HOG HUNTING-VOTOPS WEATHER-WX WALL
TZ1B) DISTRACTED DRIVER-VOTOPS NOISY CHILDREN NOT WELCOME-ON CAM
WEATHER-STC NOISY CHILDREN NOT WELCOME-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP BRO DONT GROW-NATSVO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
HOG HUNTING-TRX VO TZ5A) TOFU MCNUGGETS-VO
HOG HUNTING-SOTVO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
BASEBALL VANDALISM UPDATE-TRX OC VO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
BASEBALL VANDALISM UPDATE-SOTVO STOP TANNING-VO
LEHIGH ROBBERY-TRX OC SS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
MAILMAN ATTACKED FOR NO MAIL-SS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
DISTRACTED DRIVER-TRX VOTOPS TOFU AND FISH NUGGETS-OC VO
TEASE TWO-ON CAM NEW AT NOON TEASE-2SHOT
FL WEEKLY-3 SHOT NOON TZA) RUBIO STUDENT REACTION-SOTTOPS
FL WEEKLY-FSS (3) NOON TZB) SMALL CAR CRASH TEST-TRX NATVO
TEASE THREE--- NOON TZC) LIGHTNING LAB-TRX NATVO
TZ3A) MH17 UPDATE-VOTOPS CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA
TZ3B) GIRLS ON TRAIN BRIDGE-VOTOPS  


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HL1) GARAGE FIRE-TRX VOTOPS


RIGHT NOW. INVESTIGATORS ARE LEFT SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS. AFTER A SHOCKING DISCOVERY IN NAPLES.

FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO CAUSE A WOMANS CAR TO MELT IN HER GARAGE. Return to index of stories...


HL2) RUBIO SEXUAL ASSULTS-TRX VOTOPS


A FLORIDA SENATOR WILL PRESENT A BILL AIMED AT CURBING SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES.

STRAIGHT AHEAD FIND OUT HOW STUDENTS ARE RESPONDING. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WEATHER-TRX OMNI TOPS


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NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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NORTH NAPLES GARAGE CAR FIRE-TRX 2 SHOT VO


SCARY MOMENTS THIS MORNING FOR A NAPLES WOMAN WHOSE CAR PARTIALLY MELTED INSIDE HER GARAGE.

GOOD MORNING IM LISA SPOONER.

AND I'M CHAD OLIVER.

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE PICTURES.

FIRE FIGHTERS BELIEVE THE BATTERY CAUSED THE ENGINE AREA TO MELT.

THEN THE FLAMES MOVED INSIDE THE B-M-W SUV --- MELTING THE PASSENGER AREA.

THE WOMAN HAD JUST PULLED THE CAR INTO HER GARAGE AND WITHIN MINUTES HER HOME FILLED WITH SMOKE.

THE GOOD NEWS THIS MORNING--- HER HOME WASNT DAMAGED AND NOBODY IS HURT.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY IT MIGHT BEEN CAUSED FROM RECENT REPAIR WORK. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO SCHOOL BOARD MEETING-TRX OC VO


LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD HAS SELECTED THE NEW PRINCIPAL FOR CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL.

YOU PROBABLY REMEMBER. FORMER PRINCIPAL TRACY PERKINS SUDDENLY RESIGNED AFTER WORKING FOR THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS.

LAST NIGHT. BOARD MEMBERS MET FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HER SUDDEN RESIGNATION.

PERKINS WORKED AS THE CYPRESS LAKE PRINCIPAL FOR 11 YEARS WITH A VIRTUALLY SPOTLESS RECORD. UNTIL LAST NOVEMBER, WHEN LEE COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JEFF SPIRO WROTE HER UP FIVE TIMES.

NBC-2 OBTAINED EMAILS BETWEEN SPIRO AND PERKINS.

PERKINS ASKED NUMEROUS TIMES "IS IT YOUR BELIEF THAT I WAS SPOKEN TO IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER AND TREATED PROFESSIONALLY?" Return to index of stories...


LEE CO SCHOOL BOARD MEETING-SOTVO


Anthony Thomas concerned resident

6:23:43-6:23:49

She has a right to be very angry. Because the way she was done it was

just ridiculous it wasn't professional at all.

ANGELA ROLES WAS ANNOUNCED AS THE NEW PRINCIPAL FOR CYPRESS LAKES.

SHE HAS BEEN THE PRINCIPAL AT DIPLOMAT MIDDLE FOR THE LAST EIGHT YEARS.

PERKINS CONTRACT WITH LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS ENDS AUGUST 8TH. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SCHOOL BOARD-TRXVOTOPS


THE COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT IS STAYING ON THE JOB AT LEAST FOUR MORE YEARS.

IN A 3-2 VOTE, BOARD MEMBERS EXTENDED SUPERINTENDENT KAMELA PATTON'S CONTRACT.

SHE HAS TWO YEARS LEFT ON HER CURRENT DEAL.

THIS HAS DOZENS OF PARENTS FIRED UP.

SOME SPOKE OUT SAYING IT'S TOO EARLY TO EXTEND HER CONTRACT.

N-B-C ASKED PATTON ABOUT THE CRITICISM. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SCHOOL BOARD-SOTVO


"I had a two year contract extension given to me in the past. I didn't

just sit down and say let me ride it out. I instead turned around did

even more. So, I expect I will do the exact same thing in the future."

THIS CONTROVERSIAL VOTE HAPPENED WEEKS BEFORE AN ELECTION.

TWO CURRENT SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ARE NOT RUNNING.

SOME PARENTS WANTED THE NEW BOARD TO VOTE ON THE EXTENSION. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER STEM TRAINING-OC-CG


SUMMER VACATION DOESN'T MEAN TAKING A BREAK FROM LEARNING.

TEACHERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY WILL BE IN FORT MYERS TODAY TO TAKE PART IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH. OR STEM. LEARNING.

THEY WILL COME TO FLORIDA GULF COAST UNVIERSITY TO LEARN HOW TO BETTER TEACH CURRICULUM TO THEIR STUDENTS.

IT'S DESIGNED TO SPARK STUDENTS' PASSION FOR THE STEM SUBJECTS.

DURING THIS SESSION. TEACHERS WILL BE LEARNING THE ANATOMY OF THE BRAIN, ITS FUNCTIONS, AND TYING IT TO THE SENSES.

TEACHERS ARE ALSO GOING TO SOLVE A MURDER MYSTERY. USING D-N-A EXTRACTION AND SEPARATING D-N-A BY MOLECULAR WEIGHT.

AND THIS CURRICULUM WILL BE USED IN GRADES 6TH THROUGH 8TH. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA AND UKRAINE-TRX-VO


PRESIDENT OBAMA IS IN KANSAS CITY TODAY TO TALK ABOUT THE ECONOMY.

HE'LL NO DOUBT BE BRIEFED ON RUSSIA'S REACTION TO THE TOUGH NEW SANCTIONS HE ANNOUNCED TUESDAY.

INSTEAD OF JUST TARGETING INDIVIDUALS CLOSE TO RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADMIR PUTIN. THESE NEW SANCTIONS WILL HIT WHOLE SECTIONS OF RUSSIA'S ECONOMY: TECHNOLOGY. WEAPONS. AND THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST BANKS.

THE U-S FOLLOWED SIMILAR SANCTIONS BY THE EUROPEAN UNION.

PUNISHING RUSSIA IS TRICKY FOR THEM BECAUSE GERMANY GETS A THIRD OF ITS OIL FROM RUSSIA.

BUT THE EUROPEANS WERE ALSO FED UP WITH RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS INTERFERING IN THE INVESTIGATION OF MALAYSIAN FLIGHT 17 AND FIRING ON UKRAINIANS. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA AND UKRAINE-SOTVO


"We want to make it absolutely clear that Russian's behavior in destabilizing another country - Ukraine - is unacceptable."

11-HUNDRED PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN UKRAINE SINCE APRIL.

REBELS ACCUSE THE GOVERNMENT OF HITTING A RETIREMENT HOME. KILLING FIVE PEOPLE THERE.

BUT PRESIDENT OBAMA INSISTS. THIS IS NOT COLD WAR. AND THAT EVEN IF RUSSIA FUNNELS WEAPONS TO THE REBELS. THE U-S WON'T BE ARMING UKRAINE. Return to index of stories...


2015 EXCHANGE RATES-TRX OTS


NEXT WEEK WE SHOULD FIND OUT HOW MUCH HEALTH PLANS WILL COST UNDER THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT FOR 20-15.

A RATE INCREASE SEEM INEVITABLE AS INSURERS SAY NEW CONSUMERS ARE OLDER AND SICKER THAN ANTICIPATED.

CRITICS OF HEALTH CARE LAW WARNED OF RATE INCREASES TO SIGNAL IT ISN'T WORKING.

RATES HAVE RISEN AS MUCH AS 20 OR 30 PERCENT IN RECENT YEARS. Return to index of stories...


UCLA FLOODING-TRX VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW. IT'S A MESS ON U-C-L-A'S CAMPUS.

TAKE A LOOK.

A MASSIVE WATER MAIN BREAK SENT EIGHT TO 10 *MILLION GALLONS OF WATER GUSHING THROUGH PARTS OF LOS ANGELES.

AS YOU CAN SEE SOME STUDENTS HAD SOME FUN WITH IT.

ALTHOUGH FIRE OFFICIALS SAID PLAYING AROUND IN THE WATER IS *NOT* SAFE.

TUESDAY THE 93-YEAR-OLD WATER MAIN BURST UNDER THE WORLD-FAMOUS SUNSET BOULEVARD.

THE U-C-L-A CAMPUS. ON THE CITY'S WEST SIDE. SUSTAINED MOST OF THE DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


UCLA FLOODING-SOTVO


kinda didn't believe it at first, because I didn't really know what was going on. And then, finally, I just see the water start pouring out and cement started falling everywhere."

THE FLOODING COVERED THE COURT OF PAULEY PAVILION. HOME TO THE BRUINS' BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL AND WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS TEAMS

BUT U-C-L-A ACADEMIC AND RESIDENCE HALLS WERE NOT AFFECTED.

CLASSES WILL CONTINUE TODAY. Return to index of stories...


HENDERSON BOAT RAMP CLOSED-OC-SS


A HEADS UP FOR BOATERS ON SANIBEL!

THE HENDERSON BOAT RAMP IS CLOSED FOR A DREDGING PROJECT.

AND NOT JUST FOR A FEW DAYS.

IT'S CLOSED FOR THE NEXT FOUR *MONTHS.

THE CITY OF SANIBEL IS DREDGING CANALS IN THE PINE TREE DRIVE CANAL SYSTEM.

THE BOAT RAMP WILL RE-OPEN WHEN DREDGING IS COMPLETE. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE TESTING-OTS-SS


LOOKING AHEAD. MOTE MARINE SCIENTISTS WILL TEST WATER SURROUNDING A FISH KILL IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.

THEY HOPE TO LEARN ABOUT THE BLOOM AND WHAT CAUSED IT.

THE SURVEY AREA STRETCHES BETWEEN SARASOTA AND THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE BLOOM.

PEOPLE HAVE REPORTED THOUSANDS OF DEAD FISH LIKE GROUPER, HOGFISH AND SNAPPER AS WELL AS SEA TURTLES AND CRABS.

F-W-C FOUND AN 80-MILE LONG, 50-MILE-WIDE SURFACE BLOOM OF RED TIDE OFFSHORE OF DIXIE AND PASCO COUNTIES. Return to index of stories...


SPINY LOBSTER SEASON-OC-VIDBOX


THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR MANY FLORIDA FISHERMAN MARK ON THE CALENDAR.

AT MIDNIGHT, SPINY LOBSTER SEASON BEGAN.

THE SEASON OPENS WITH A TWO-DAY RECREATIONAL SPORT SEASON TODAY AND TOMORROW.

THE REGULAR COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL SEASON RUNS AUGUST 6TH THROUGH MARCH 31ST.

EXPERTS SAY SPINY LOBSTERS, POUND FOR POUND, HAVE MORE MEAT IN THEIR BODIES THAN NEW ENGLAND LOBSTERS.

SPINY LOBSTER TAILS ARE TRADITIONALLY GRILLED, AND BASTED WITH BUTTER.

THEY ALSO TASTE GREAT STEAMED OR ROASTED. Return to index of stories...


RUBIO SEXUAL ASSULTS-TRX PLASMA LIVE


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. SENATOR MARCO RUBIO IS IN WASHINGTON D-C TALKING ABOUT A NEW BILL -- AIMED AT PREVENTING SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES.

THE GOAL--TO BETTER PROTECT STUDENTS AND NOT ONLY HOLD THE PERPETRATOR ACCOUNTABLE-- BUT THE INSTITUTION AS WELL.

NBC2s ALEX DE ARMAS JOINS US LIVE FROM THE FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY CAMPUS-- WITH MORE DETAILS AND REACTION FROM STUDENTS. Return to index of stories...


RUBIO SEXUAL ASSULTS-LIVE U 2


I JUST SPOKE TO SOME STUDENTS HERE AT FGCU.

MOST TELL ME THEY FEEL SAFE ON CAMPUS-- BUT ARE HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT THIS NEW BILL THAT CAN MAKE THEIR SCHOOL EVEN SAFER. Return to index of stories...


RUBIO SEXUAL ASSULTS-VO


SENATOR MARCO RUBIO IS JOINING SEVERAL BIPARTISAN SENATORS RIGHT NOW TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION THAT WILL HOPEFULLY PREVENT SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON CAMPUSES.

AFTER A YEAR LONG INVESTIGATION BY THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY-- STUDENT ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT ON CAMPUS OFTEN FACE LITTLE OR NO PUNISHMENT FROM SCHOOL JUDICIAL SYSTEM.

THIS BILL WOULD CHANGE THAT.

THE LEGISLATION AIMS TO HOLD BOTH THE ACCUSED AND THE SCHOOL ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE CRIME. Return to index of stories...


RUBIO SEXUAL ASSULTS-SOTVO


If schools are held accountable not only the man or woman who does that assault, I think the school will take more actions to try to stop the assaults. " BUTTED TO "I think pretty much students feel safe on campus. I think the danger comes in when students are off campus and at certain parties and put themselves in certain situations." Return to index of stories...


RUBIO SEXUAL ASSULTS-LIVE U 2


THE PRESS CONFERENCE IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW IN WASHINGTON D-C.

WE'LL MAKE SURE TO BRING ALL THE NEW DETAILS AS SOON AS WE GET THEM.

ADA. Return to index of stories...


HUMAN SOCIETY COMMUNITY COUNTS-TRX-VO


ALL NEW AT 11--- NBC 2 IS TAKING YOU TO A PLACE THAT NEEDS YOUR HELP!

THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY IS REACHING OUT FOR VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS!

SUMMER TIME IS OFTEN THE MOST CHALLENGING FOR THE NO KILL SHELTER.

IT'S A TIME WHEN SEASONAL RESIDENTS GO UP NORTH. AND VOLUNTEER AND MONETARY DONATIONS GO SOUTH.

THE SHELTER TELLS US THESE GUYS ON YOUR SCREEN NEED FOOD DONATIONS, HELPING TAKING THEM OUT FOR WALKS AND EVEN PEOPLE TO MOW THE LAWN AROUND THEIR HOME. Return to index of stories...


HUMAN SOCIETY COMMUNITY COUNTS-SOTVO BNR


"we survive by donations, grants and requests, right now this time of year everyone goes back north.walk the dogs and socialize the cats."

IF YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS TO SPARE EACH WEEK OR EVEN MONTH. VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN VOLUNTEER.

OR IF YOU WANT TO DONATE SUPPLIES WE HAVE POSTED THEIR WISH LIST.

JUST GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWS LINKS. Return to index of stories...


SETH MYERS NBC2 MUG-OC VO SS


WHAT A GREAT MOMENT LAST NIGHT ON LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS HERE ON NBC-2.

OUR STATION GOT SOME NATIONAL EXPOSURE.

MEYERS GAVE US A SHOUT OUT. WITH A N-B-C-2 COFFEE MUG SITTING ON HIS DESK.

NETWORK PRODUCERS LIKE TO DO THIS TO SHOW SOME LOVE TO THEIR AFFILIATES!

THANKS SETH!

WE KNOW OUR VIEWERS APPRECIATE THE LOVE FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TOO! Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


GOING WILD IN LEE COUNTY.

WHY COMMISSIONERS ARE CONSIDERING HUNTS ON COUNTY LAND.

HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SAFELY TAKING FAMILIES TO AN AMUSEMENT PARK.

BUT THIS BUS DRIVER HAD SOMETHING ELSE ON HIS MIND. SHOCKING HIS PASSENGERS. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) HOG HUNTING-VOTOPS


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TZ1B) DISTRACTED DRIVER-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


!!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!!!

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

ANOTHER ROUND OF OFF AND ON DOWNPOURS TODAY

As our winds continue to come in from the Gulf of Mexico today, we'll keep the chance for passing downpours to wash ashore and work their way eastward across Southwest Florida again today. We'll see some of those downpours through the morning, but the door remains open for rain at any time today.

Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the upper 80s at the beaches to the lower 90s inland. With humidity it will once again feel like we are near 100 degrees. Other than the passing downpours, our skies will be partly sunny.

Some isolated showers will wash ashore again tomorrow morning and through the day tomorrow. Then we transition toward more of an afternoon storm pattern by Friday and into the upcoming weekend. Highs will stay in the lower 90 and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic continuing to show high probability of development. The National Hurricane Center has placed the potential for development at 70% in the next couple of days and through the next 5 days.

There's a good possibility that it develops into a tropical depression or perhaps even a tropical storm over the next couple days.

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

Most forecast models still suggest this storm will eventually curve to the north by next week, which would keep the storm away from the U.S. mainland. Return to index of stories...


HOG HUNTING-TRX VO


THEY'RE RIPPING UP PLANTS AND RUNNING RAMPANT THROUGHOUT LEE COUNTY.

NOW OFFICIALS ARE LOOKING INTO A NEW WAY TO CONTROL THE WILD HOG POPULATION.

THE COUNTY IS LOOKING FOR PROFESSIONAL OUTFITTERS AND CONTRACTORS TO LEAD HOG HUNTS.

LAST NIGHT. ABOUT 30 PEOPLE SHOWED UP AT A MEETING WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THE JOB.

THE HUNTS WOULD BE SHOT GUN ONLY. AND ON CONSERVATION LANDS WHERE THE HOG POPULATION IS OUT OF CONTROL. Return to index of stories...


HOG HUNTING-SOTVO


they're just looking to go up one step and take care of the problem and set some really great hunts for lee county citizens. you don't have to spend $700 to go across the state, the hogs are right here

OUTFITTERS HAVE UNTIL AUGUST 20TH TO SUBMIT THEIR PROPOSALS TO THE COUNTY. PROVING THEY CAN GET THE JOB DONE SAFELY. WHILE MAKING IT FUN FOR THE HUNTERS. Return to index of stories...


BASEBALL VANDALISM UPDATE-TRX OC VO


TODAY A BASEBALL FIELD LOOKS A WHOLE LOT BETTER THANKS TO AN N-B-C-2 VIEWER WITH A BIG HEART.

VANDALS SPRAYED GRAFFITI AT THIS NORTH FORT MYERS LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD OVER THE WEEKEND.

MARTY DOBRANSKY SAW THE STORY AND WENT OUT THERE TO CLEAN IT.

HE WORKED ON THE TEDIOUS PROCESS TO RESTORE THE SCORE BOARD.

MARTY WORKS FOR ABERNATHY FINISH MASTERS, AND KNEW HIS SKILLS WOULD BE USEFUL.

IF HE HADN'T STEPPED IN, THE CASH STRAPPED LEAGUE WOULD HAVE HAD TO PAY HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS FOR REPAIRS. Return to index of stories...


BASEBALL VANDALISM UPDATE-SOTVO


"I don't have the time to coach now or be more involved in the sports, so this is how I give back." BUTTED TO "It's nice to know that people care, it really is, when there's evidence that's other don't It's heart warming."

TUESDAY WORKERS FROM LEE COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION PAINTED OVER THE OTHER GRAFFITI ON THE DUGOUTS AND WALLS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ROBBERY-TRX OC SS


NOW TO AN NBC-2 CRIME ALERT.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS LOOKING FOR TWO MEN ACCUSED OF ROBBING AND SHOOTING A MAN IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE VICTIM HAD PARKED HIS VEHICLE IN FRONT OF HIS HOUSE AROUND 1-30 TUESDAY MORNING.

IT HAPPENED ON 27TH STREET SOUTH WEST. NEAR HIGH TOWER AVENUE SOUTH.

HE WAS APPROACHED BY TWO MEN BUT TOLD THEM HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY MONEY.

THAT'S WHEN ONE OF THEM SHOT HIM IN THE LEG.

HE HAD TO BE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT. Return to index of stories...


MAILMAN ATTACKED FOR NO MAIL-SS


A FLORIDA MAILMAN COULD USE A DAY OFF AFTER GETTING ATTACKED ON THE JOB.

POLICE SAY THIS OCALA MAN ATTACKED THE MAILMAN BECAUSE HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY MAIL FOR HIM.

AARON SMITH IS ACCUSED OF PUNCHING THE GUY THREE TIMES- AND THROWING A CHAIR INTO THE MAIL TRUCK.

SMITH'S MOTHER SAYS HE'S BEEN DEALING WITH ANGER ISSUES AND HOPES HIS ARREST MAY GET HIM HELP HE NEEDS. Return to index of stories...


DISTRACTED DRIVER-TRX VOTOPS


CUSTOMERS OF A TOUR BUS COMPANY BECOME ALARMED. AFTER A PASSENGER CAUGHT THE DRIVER ON CAMERA. CONSTANTLY FIDDLING WITH HIS IPAD. *WHILE DRIVING.

THIS HAPPENED IN MARYLAND.

LAST SUNDAY, A GROUP OF MORE THAN 50 LOCAL FAMILIES HIT THE ROAD FOR A FUN TRIP TO AN AMUSEMENT PARK.

SOME OF THEM BROUGHT THEIR IPADS TO KEEP THEMSELVES ENTERTAINED.

BUT THEY DIDN'T EXPECT THE DRIVER TO BE DOING THE SAME THING!!!

A PASSENGER CAUGHT HIM ON CAMERA SWIPING AND SCROLLING ON THE TOUCH SCREEN AS THEY ROLLED DOWN THE ROAD. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ON CAM


THE NUMBER OF FOSTER HOMES IN OUR STATE IS DROPPING SIGNIFICANTLY, LEAVING HUNDREDS OF FLORIDA CHILDREN WITH NO WHERE TO GO.

AND BRINGING OUT THE KID IN SOME LOCAL ARCHITECTS.

WE'RE GOING TO TELL YOU WHICH CHILDHOOD TOY SENT THEM BACK IN TIME. Return to index of stories...


FL WEEKLY-3 SHOT


THE NEWEST EDITION OF FLORIDA WEEKLY IS NOW AVAILABLE.

MANAGING EDITOR OSVALDO PADILLA IS HERE TO GIVE US A PREVIEW. Return to index of stories...


FL WEEKLY-FSS (3)


1. The state of Florida is removing more kids from bad homes, while at the same time, the number of foster homes is dropping. That leaves hundreds of children in a bad spot.

2. Non-compete clauses are becoming more common for businesses. When should businesses make their employees sign non compete agreements? And can they be enforced?

3. Part two of Florida Weekly's series on grown-ups playing with toys. We gave local architects LEGOs and threw away the box, asking them to come up with original designs. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE---


STRAIGHT AHEAD. WHY INVESTIGATORS IN TO THE RECENT MALAYSIA AIRLINES CRASH SAY THEY *STILL HAVE NOT SEEN THE WRECKAGE FOR THEMSELVES.

NBC-2 HAS THE STORY.

AND FROM A CRAZY RIDE ON TOP OF A CAR --

TO A DARING ESCAPE UNDERNEARTH A TRAIN!

VIDEO YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE! Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) MH17 UPDATE-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) GIRLS ON TRAIN BRIDGE-VOTOPS


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) SEN RUBIO SEX ASSULT-TC MON VO


GOOD MORNING IM LISA SPOONER.

LETS TAKE A LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

A BIPARTISAN GROUP IS PRESENTING NEW LEGISLATION ON SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES TODAY

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO WILL BE AMONG THE LAWMAKERS. MAKING THE ANNOUNCEMENT.

THE BILL WILL PROTECT AND EMPOWER STUDENTS. AND HOLD BOTH INSTITUTIONS AND PERPETRATORS ACCOUNTABLE.

A GROUP OF SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS AND ADVOCATES FOR THE LEGISLATION ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND. Return to index of stories...


TS2) LEE CO SCHOOL BOARD-TC MON VO


CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL HAS A NEW PRINCIPAL.

THIS COMES AFTER FORMER PRINCIPAL TRACY PERKINS SUDDENLY RESIGNED AFTER BEING IN THAT ROLE FOR 11 YEARS.

ANGELA ROLES WILL NOW LEAD CYPRESS LAKE HIGH.

SHE HAS BEEN THE PRINCIPAL AT DIPLOMAT MIDDLE FOR THE LAST EIGHT YEARS.

PERKINS' CONTRACT WITH LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS ENDS AUGUST 8TH. AFTER BEING EMPLOYED WITH THEM FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) NAPLES CAR FIRE-TC MON VO


A NAPLES WOMAN DISCOVERS HER CAR MELTED INSIDE HER GARAGE.

IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 730 THIS MORNING IN THE 9-THOUSAND BLOCK OF CAMBELLS CIRCLE.

SHE WENT INTO TAKE A SHOWER AND THEN SMELLED SMOKE.

SHE THOUGHT IT WAS HER DRYER. BUT QUICKLY REALIZED THAT WASN'T THE SOURCE.

IT APPEARS IT STARTED MELTING FROM THE ENGINE AND MADE ITS WAY BACK INSIDE THE CAR.

THERE IS MINIMAL DAMAGE TO THE HOME AND FORTUNATELY, NOBODY WAS INJURED. Return to index of stories...


MH 17 UPDATE-PLASMA INTRO


WESTERN POWERS PUT MORE MORE PRESSURE ON VLADIMIR PUTIN.

WE'RE LEARNING OF NEW SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA.

PRESIDENT PUTIN IS GETTING THE BLAME FOR ONGOING VIOLENCE IN EASTERN UKRAINE.

THAT IS WHERE NEARLY 300 PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES ON MALAYSIA FLIGHT 17.

AS ANDREW SPENCER EXPLAINS. FIGHTING CONTINUES TO KEEP INTERNATIONAL TEAMS FROM REACHING THE SITE. Return to index of stories...


MH 17 UPDATE-PKG


THE ROAD TO HRABOVE MAY LOOK CALM, BUT IT'S ANYTHING BUT.

THE SOUNDS OF VIOLENCE IN THE DISTANCE STILL STOP INVESTIGATORS FROM REACHING THE CRASHED AIRCRAFT.

"We made it the other day, two-thirds of the way to the crash site. Once we got there, it was clear the bombing and shelling was extremely heavy."

IT'S BEEN NEARLY TWO WEEKS SINCE A SUSPECTED SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE TOOK MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 17 OUT OF THE SKY. OFFICIALS SAY THERE COULD STILL BE HUMAN REMAINS AMONG THE DEBRIS.

INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS HAVE REACHED THE SITE BEFORE, BUT THOSE TEAMS DIDN'T INCLUDE THE DUTCH INVESTIGATORS IN CHARGE OF FINDING OUT WHAT HAPPENED. THOSE INVESTIGATORS -- ALONG WITH A DOZEN AUSTRALIAN EXPERTS -- HAVEN'T SEEN THE WRECKAGE FOR THEMSELVES.

"Every day that goes by is another day lost in terms of possible loss of human remains and of really crucial evidence."

THE U-S AND THE EUROPEAN UNION ACCUSE RUSSIA OF TRAINING AND ARMING REBELS IN EASTERN UKRAINE AND PERPETUATING THE CRISIS THERE.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA ANNOUNCED, TUESDAY, THE U-S AND THE EUROPEAN UNION WOULD ENFORCE NEW SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA.

"What it is is a very specific issue related to Russia's unwillingness to recognize that Ukraine can chart its own path."

"It wasn't just the United States moving. The European Union moved in a strong way as well. That's what we have been pressing them to do for several days now."

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


DEADLIEST YEAR FOR FLIGHTS-TRXVOTOPS


THIS MONTH WE SAW THREE AIRLINE CRASHES IN THE SPAN OF A WEEK:

MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 17, TRANSASIA AIRWAYS FLIGHT 222 AND AIR ALGERIE FLIGHT 5017.

THAT'S A LOT, BUT THIS YEAR IS *NOT* THE DEADLIEST FOR FLIGHTS.

SAFETY EXPERTS SAY WE'RE STILL ENJOYING THE OVERALL - SAFEST PERIOD IN AVIATION HISTORY.

IN FACT, AIRLINE FATALITIES HAVE BEEN DROPPING FOR DECADES.

THIS YEAR, 761-PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN AVIATION-RELATED ACCIDENTS.

THAT'S HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR'S RECORD LOW OF 265.

BUT IT'S WAY BELOW 1972, WHICH SAW 2,429 DEATHS.

AND IN INTERESTING FACT HERE: ONE AVIATION EXPERT SAYS, THE SINGLE MOST DANGEROUS PART ABOUT FLYING IS DRIVING TO THE AIRPORT. Return to index of stories...


THE PURGE IN COLLIER COUNTY-trx-OTS-VO


THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS A WARNING FOR PARENTS ABOUT TEENAGE KIDS.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS GETTING MORE REPORTS OF PHOTOS SHOWING NAKED TEEN GIRLS BEING POSTED TO SOCIAL MEDIA SITES.

IT'S A NEW TREND CALLED "PURGE" PAGES, NAMED AFTER A MOVIE ABOUT ANARCHY.

SEVERAL OF THE PICTURES WERE SENT BY THE GIRLS TO THEIR THEN-BOYFRIENDS - AND IN ONE CASE, WE LEARNED, THEY WERE STOLEN OFF OF A GIRL'S PHONE. Return to index of stories...


THE PURGE IN COLLIER COUNTY-SOTVO


12;48;13-28

" I think what this is, is a severe form of cyber bullying, and it has severe consequences for the victims in these cases." Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL FIRE DRILL POLICY-VOWIPE


LEE COUNTY SAYS THEY'RE GOING BACK TO BASICS ON SOMETHING THAT *IS VERY BASIC. BUT *VERY IMPORTANT: FIRE DRILLS.

AFTER NBC 2 DID SOME DIGGING. WE DISCOVERED THAT TWO IN EVERY FIVE LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS WEREN'T DOING THE REQUIRED AMOUNT OR WEREN'T REPORTING THEM.

SO SUPERINTENDENT DR. NANCY GRAHAM TOLD BOARD MEMBERS THAT ALL PRINCIPALS WILL GET TRAINING ON FIRE DRILLS.

THE PROPOSED FIRE DRILL POLICY INCLUDES TWO IN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF SCHOOL. AND ONE EACH MONTH AFTER THAT.

PLUS THEY'LL USE A NEW WEB-BASED REPORTING SYSTEM FOR CHECKS AND BALANCES.

TOP LEADERS SAY THEY'RE NOT SURE HOW THE PROBLEM BECAME THIS WIDE-SPREAD. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL FIRE DRILL POLICY-SOTVO


SOT - Dr. Nancy Graham - Superintendent

02:37:13 we're meeting to strictly talk about management and the basics of running a school house, so we're going to go back to the basics. 02:37:18

Jeanie Dozier - Board Member

02:24:31 there is no excuse whatsoever for the noncompliance that took place this year. 02:24:35

THE NEW POLICY WILL BRING THE DISTRICT IN LINE WITH FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RECOMMENDATIONS.

A PUBLIC HEARING IS SET FOR AUGUST 12TH. Return to index of stories...


TAX FREE HOLIDAY-VOWIPE


LOOKING AHEAD --

THE THREE-DAY, BACK-TO-SCHOOL "SALES-TAX HOLIDAY" STARTS THIS FRIDAY.

HERE ARE THE RULES --

NO SALES TAX ON CLOTHES OR SHOES UNDER 100 BUCKS.

SAME FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES COSTING LESS THAN FIFTEEN BUCKS --

AND SOME COMPUTER EQUIPMENT.

HERE'S A BIG CHANGE FROM LAST YEAR.

THE FIRST 750 DOLLARS OF A COMPUTER PURCHASE WILL BE TAX FREE TOO.

THE FLORIDA RETAIL FEDERATION SAYS STORES ARE PLANNING SALES TO DRAW IN CUSTOMERS. Return to index of stories...


TAX FREE HOLIDAY-SOTVO


Sot: John Fleming, Florida Retail Federation

"retailers know that there is going to be a big increase in store traffic for that weekend. so, they are going to be bumping up their advertising a little bit, maybe putting some things on special to get you attracted into their stores as opposed to going into their competitors."

RETAILERS EXPECT CONSUMERS TO SAVE ON AVERAGE, 40 MILLION DOLLARS DURING THE THREE DAYS.

THE AVERAGE FAMILY WITH CHILDREN SPENDS NEARLY 700 DOLLARS A YEAR ON BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING. Return to index of stories...


STOWAWAY ON PLANE-INTRO


JUST THREE MONTHS AGO. A TEENAGER HITCHED A RIDE TO HAWAII BY HIDING IN THE WHEEL WELL OF A PASSENGER JET.

AND REMARKABLY, HE LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT.

BUT THAT WAS NOT THE CASE FOR AN "APPARENT STOWAWAY" JUST FOUND IN THE WHEEL WELL OF A U-S MILITARY PLANE.

CNN'S TOM FOREMAN IS IN WASHINGTON WITH THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


STOWAWAY ON PLANE-PKG


WHEN THE AIR FORCE C-130-J LANDED AT RAMSTEIN AIR FORCE BASE IN GERMANY, THE GROUND CREW DISCOVERED A TERRIBLE SURPRISE.

"THE BODY OF AN APPARENT STOWAWAY WAS FOUND TRAPPED IN A COMPARTMENT ABOVE THE AIRCRAFT'S REAR LANDING GEAR. THE DECEASED WAS AN ADOLESCENT BLACK MALE, POSSIBLY OF AFRICAN ORIGIN. AT THIS POINT IS IT UKNOWN WHERE OR WHEN THE DECEASED ENTERED THE LANDING GEAR WHEEL WELL."

EVEN THE YOUNG MAN'S NATIONALITY IS A MYSTERY, HEIGHTENING CONCERNS ABOUT THE SERIOUS SECURITY BREACH EVEN FURTHER. OFFICIALS SAY THE PLANE LEFT ON JULY 19TH FOR AN EIGHT DAY MISSION VISITING ITALY, SENEGAL, MALI, CHAD, AND TUNISIA, ALTHOUGH THEY WON'T SAY IN WHICH ORDER.

THIS MUCH IS KNOWN: MILITARY FLIGHTS IN SOME PARTS OF AFRICA ARE ROUTINELY EXPOSED TO FAR LESS THAN IDEAL SECURITY. THIS VIDEO WAS SHOT WHEN A U.S. PLANE MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN UGANDA JUST LAST WEEK AND WAS SWARMED BY LOCAL FOLKS.

THE LATEST INCIDENT IS EERILY SIMILAR TO ONE JUST LAST MONTH IN WHICH A SOMALI-AMERICAN TEENAGER SURVIVED AFTER STOWING AWAY IN THE WHEEL WELL OF A COMMERCIAL PLANE THAT FLEW FROM CALIFORNIA TO HAWAII.

AND COMPLICATING THE LATEST INCIDENT FURTHER: THE OUTBREAK OF DEADLY EBOLA THAT IS RAVAGING SOME AFRICAN COMMUNITIES.AGAIN, RAISING STRONG CONCERNS ABOUT SECURITY.

"LABORATORY RESULTS THAT WERE TAKEN FROM SAMPLES FROM THE BODY CONFIRMED NEGATIVE TEST RESULTS FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES, AND THE CAUSE OF DEATH, AS WELL AS THE OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THIS INCIDENT, REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION."

MILITARY OFFICIALS SAY THE YOUNG MAN'S PRESENCE DID NOT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE IN THE HANDLING OF THE PLANE, AND HE WASN'T EVEN SPOTTED DURING THE INITIAL POST-FLIGHT INSPECTION. HE WAS ONLY DISCOVERED WHEN MAINTENANCE CREWS WENT OVER THE PLANE MORE THOROUGHLY LATER ON.

TOM FOREMAN, CNN, WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


PLANE STORY-INTRO


NOW TO DISTURBING NEWS OUT OF THE PENTAGON.

ON TUESDAY. THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ANNOUNCED THAT A YOUNG MALE WAS FOUND DEAD. NEAR THE WHEEL WELL OF A U-S MILITARY PLANE.

THE INCIDENT IS SPARKING QUESTIONS ABOUT SECURITY.

NBC PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT JIM MIK-EL-SHEVSKI HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


PLANE STORY-PKG


The C-130, as a cargo plane

or a gunship is considered the US military's workhorse.

But this week, one of these propeller driven planes became a death trap for a young stowaway.

The plane and crew made several stops during a support mission in Africa --

and at ONE of those stops, the young African boy crawled up into the wheel well of the rear landing gear UNDETECTED.

That C-130 hopped from MALI to CHAD to TUNISIA -- then flew to SICILY where it refueled -- before it arrived at the US airbase in Ramstein Germany.

During a routine maintenance inspection of the rear wheel well the ground crew noticed an orange piece of cloth protruding from a tight seam in the metal.

The boy had crawled into a space SO NARROW HE was not VISIBLE.

The crew actually had to remove an outside panel from the planes fuselage to recover the body.

But the fact a YOUNG AFRICAN TEEN could STOWAWAY on a us COMBAT/CARGO PLANE appears to be DANGEROUS BREACH IN SECURITY. Return to index of stories...


DOCS VS GLOCK-OC


DOCTORS AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS CHALLENGING A FLORIDA GUN LAW SAY THEY WILL APPEAL A RECENT DECISION TO UPHOLD THE MEASURE.

A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT LAST WEEK RULED THAT THE LAW RESTRICTING WHAT DOCTORS CAN TELL PATIENTS ABOUT GUN OWNERSHIP IS CONSTITUTIONAL AND DOESN'T VIOLATE THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT SPEECH RIGHTS.

BUT THE BRADY CENTER TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE ANNOUNCED THAT DOCTORS REPRESENTED BY THE CENTER WILL APPEAL THE 2-1 DECISION. Return to index of stories...


GIRLS ON TRAIN BRIDGE-VO


AN UNBELIEVABLE ESCAPE CAPTURED ON VIDEO.

TWO WOMEN WERE ON A BRIDGE.WHEN SUDDENLY A TRAIN CAME SPEEDING TOWARD THEM.

AND WHAT THEY DID NEXT. WITHOUT JUMPING. SAVED THEIR LIVES.

ONE ALMOST TRIPS AND FALLS OFF THIS 80-FOOT HIGH INDIANA RAILROAD BRIDGE.

THE OTHER WOMAN GETS DOWN.

THE TRAIN HIT THE BRAKES, BUT IT WAS TOO LATE.

INCREDIBLY, THE WOMEN HAD DUCKED DOWN BETWEEN THE RAILS WITH SECONDS TO SPARE.

ONLY 11 INCHES SEPARATED THEM, FROM THE TRAIN. Return to index of stories...


GIRLS ON TRAIN BRIDGE-SOTVO


Eric Powell/Indiana Railroad

"They're frankly running for their lives at this point in time."

Eric Powell

"He had thought he had killed two people here on this bridge."

Eric Powell

"Those are the luckiest human beings alive."

AMAZINGLY THESE WOMEN MADE IT OUT UNTOUCHED. ONE COMPLAINING OF ONLY A STUBBED TOE. Return to index of stories...


ESPN STEPHEN A. SMITH-OC-SS


E-S-P-N HAS SUSPENDED OUTSPOKEN SPORTSCASTER STEPHEN A. SMITH FOR A WEEK. BECAUSE OF HIS RECENT COMMENTS ABOUT DOMESTIC ABUSE.

SMITH SUGGESTED WOMEN SHOULD MAKE SURE THEY DON'T DO ANYTHING TO PROVOKE AN ATTACK.

HIS COMMENTS CAME DURING A DISCUSSION ON ESPN2'S "FIRST TAKE" LAST FRIDAY. ABOUT THE NFL'S TWO-GAME SUSPENSION OF BALTIMORE RAVENS RUNNING BACK RAY RICE FOLLOWING CHARGES HE ASSAULTED HIS NOW-WIFE.

SMITH ISSUED AN ON-AIR APOLOGY MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


BACKPACK SALES-OTS


THIS IS INTERESTING ---

MOMS AND DADS ARE APPARENTLY TRYING A LITTLE HARDER TO HANG ONTO THEIR YOUTH.

ADULT BACKPACK SALES ARE UP MORE THAN 30-PERCENT IN A YEAR! UP ABOUT 50- PERCENT AMONG WOMEN! Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


AS A GEORGIA NATIVE, I KNOW SOUTHERNERS HAVE THEIR OWN LANGUAGE.

"Ya'll."

"They're going to come help me in the tobacco today."

"Tire or tired."

A CLASS WAS BEING OFFERED TO GET RID OF ALL THAT SOUTHERN TALK. BUT WHY SOME PEOPLE SAY THEY AIN'T HAVIN' IT. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) SOUTHERN ACCENT-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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SOUTHERN ACCENT CLASS-ON CAM


IF YOU HAVE A SOUTHERN ACCENT -- WOULD YOU CONSIDER SAYING "GOODBYE" TO "HOW Y'ALL DOING"?

A LABORATORY IN TENNESSEE PLANNED A SPEECH CLASS FOR IT'S WORKERS NEXT MONTH TO DO JUST THAT.

PEOPLE COMPLAINED AND CAMERON TAYLOR EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENED NEXT. Return to index of stories...


SOUTHERN ACCENT CLASS-PKG


"Ya'll."

"They're going to come help me in the tobacco today."

"Tire or tired."

WORDS AND PHRASES ALL TRUE SOUTHERNERS KNOW HOW TO SAY.

BUT A NEW TRAINING CLASS AT THE OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB WAS TRYING TO HELP SOME EMPLOYEES GET RID OF THEIR SOUTHERN TWANG.

LATE LAST MONDAY, ORNL'S HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THE OPTIONAL SOUTHERN ACCENT REDUCTION TRAINING WOULD BEGIN AUGUST 13TH.

BUT AFTER A NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS FROM EMPLOYEES, THE CLASS WAS SHUT DOWN WITHIN 24 HOURS.

"It wasn't the appropriate way to communicate this and we've learned a lesson from that. There was certainly no offense intended and it certainly wasn't the intent to imply there's anything wrong with a southern accent."

ORNL EMPLOYS MORE THAN 4-THOUSAND PEOPLE FROM NEARLY 90 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.

THE ACCENT REDUCTION CLASSES ARE NOTHING NEW.

BUT TARGETING SOUTHERN ACCENTS IS SOMETHING THE COMPANY HASN'T DONE BEFORE.

THE TRAINING WAS SUPPOSED TO GO FOR 6 WEEKS AT THE ORNL CAMPUS.

BUT FOLKS WE SPOKE WITH SAY THEIR ACCENT HASN'T AFFECTED THEIR PROFESSIONAL LIVES SO FAR.

"It does set you a part a little bit, but no more so than having a northern accent would."

AND FOR SOME, THEY AREN'T WILLING TO GIVE UP A PIECE OF THEIR SOUTHERN PRIDE.

"We aren't going to quit being who we are. Do you go anywhere else and tell people to quit being who they are?" Return to index of stories...


WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX WALL


!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

ANOTHER ROUND OF OFF AND ON DOWNPOURS TODAY

As our winds continue to come in from the Gulf of Mexico today, we'll keep the chance for passing downpours to wash ashore and work their way eastward across Southwest Florida again today. We'll see some of those downpours through the morning, but the door remains open for rain at any time today.

Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the upper 80s at the beaches to the lower 90s inland. With humidity it will once again feel like we are near 100 degrees. Other than the passing downpours, our skies will be partly sunny.

Some isolated showers will wash ashore again tomorrow morning and through the day tomorrow. Then we transition toward more of an afternoon storm pattern by Friday and into the upcoming weekend. Highs will stay in the lower 90 and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic continuing to show high probability of development. The National Hurricane Center has placed the potential for development at 70% in the next couple of days and through the next 5 days.

There's a good possibility that it develops into a tropical depression or perhaps even a tropical storm over the next couple days.

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

Most forecast models still suggest this storm will eventually curve to the north by next week, which would keep the storm away from the U.S. mainland. Return to index of stories...


NOISY CHILDREN NOT WELCOME-ON CAM


A POPULAR RESTAURANT RECENTLY ISSUED A 'NO NOISY CHILDREN" POLICY.

TOURISTS SAY THEY DON'T THINK IT'S FAIR. BUT THE OWNER SAYS IT'S NOT HURTING HIS BOTTOM LINE.

BRYNNE WHITTAKER HAS THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


NOISY CHILDREN NOT WELCOME-PKG


NO STROLLERS, NO HIGH CHAIRS, NO BOOSTER CHAIRS. AND CHILDREN MAKING NOISE IN THE DINING ROOM.NOT ALLOWED.

TO MANY, IT'S NOT EXACTLY A "WELCOME SIGN."

"I think it's not fair because I think little kids deserve to go in there."

"I think it's ridiculous, I think kids need to know how to behave in restaurants and if you don't take them to them, they don't know how to behave and they shouldn't be kept hidden away, so I think it's ridiculous, kids should be allowed in restaurants."

FISHERMAN'S WHARF IS ONE OF THE MONTEREY PENINSULA'S BIGGEST TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. AND THE SIGN AT OLD FISHERMAN'S GROTTO, SOME SAY, SENDS THE WRONG MESSAGE.

"I would probably not go there to not deal with that sort of atmosphere and it surprises me because this is a family place to go with your kids for vacation."

"I wouldn't go in because it just doesn't seem like it would be friendly.'"

"The whole crying baby thing I was kind of offended on that."

WE TALKED TO THE OWNER OF OLD FISHERMAN'S GROTTO. HE SAYS, HE DOESN'T CARE IF SOME PEOPLE ARE OFFENDED.

IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, EAT SOMEWHERE ELSE.

"If a place has the rules, that's what the rules are, you go in and abide by the rules or you find a place that's more suitable to your dining."

NIKI RIVIERE IS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE. SHE SAYS SHE COULDN'T GET A HIGH CHAIR FOR HER SIX-MONTH OLD.

"I'm completely shocked because I never had that happen, usually they cater, at least have a high chair for the child but it seemed like they didn't want any child, they said the child can't make any noises in there, so they turned us away."

AND CHRIS SHAKE IS OKAY WITHOUT HER BUSINESS. AND IF YOU'RE WONDERING, HE SAYS THE RULES DON'T AFFECT HIS BOTTOM LINE.

"Well let's put it this way, I haven't had a down year in over 20 years, our business continues to grow." Return to index of stories...


BRO DONT GROW-NATSVO


SPEAKING OF NOISY KIDS.

IT'S MUST-SEE VIRAL VIDEO FOR YOU TODAY.

A LITTLE GIRL NAMED SADIE JUST COULDN'T BEAR THE THOUGHT OF HER BABY BROTHER GROWING UP.

TAKE A LOOK.

little girl crying b/c she doesn't want baby brother to grow up

SHE ALSO WAS CRYING BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T WANT TO DIE AT 100 YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


HOW LOCAL HOSPITALS ARE STEPPING UP SUPPORT FOR BREASTFEEDING MOMS.

THAT'S STRAIGHT AHEAD IN TODAY'S HEALTH MATTERS.

PLUS--

YOU MAY BE WARY OF CHICKEN AND BEEF PRODUCTS IN ASIA -- AFTER A MAJOR MEAT SUPPLY SCANDAL.

IF SO, THE MCDONALD'S IN JAPAN COULD HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) TOFU MCNUGGETS-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


SHOWING SUPPORT FOR BREAST FEEDING MOMS. SEVERAL LOCAL HOSPITALS WILL TAKE PART IN THE 'BIG LATCH ON' THIS WEEK.

IT'S AN INTERNATIONAL EVENT. WHERE MOMS ALL SIMULTANEOUSLY LATCH THEIR INFANTS.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS. AMY OSHIER HAS MORE ON THE INCREASE IN VISIBILITY. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


AMONG THE MANY DECISIONS ELYSE PICKETT FACED AS A MOM-TO-BE, ONE

STOOD OUT. IT WAS A NO-BRAINER.

ELYSE PICKETT/FIRST-TIME MOM

RUNS:

:37 Absolutely. I, I knew I wanted to breastfeed the moment I found out I was pregnant.

IT'S A DECISION MANY MORE MOMS ARE MAKING. CHOOSING BREAST OVER

BOTTLE FOR THEIR BABY. EXPERTS SEE IT AS A HUGE BOOST.

DR. CHRISTY CAVANAGH/FAMILY MEDICINE PRACTITIONER

RUNS:

:42: Oh definitely breast-feeding has known benefits for mom and baby. We know it

helped protect against infections for the baby, it may even help with brain development

and IQ. We know that breast fed babies are less likely to be obese or overweight later in

life.

EVEN WITH THE BEST INTENTIONS NEW MOMS MAY FACE STUMBLING

BLOCKS- MANY TIMES THE NATURAL APPROACH ISN'T SECOND NATURE. AND

THEN THERE'S 'THAT'.' THE SOCIAL ASPECT OF PUTTING BABY TO BREAST- IN

PUBLIC.

ELYSE PICKETT/FIRST-TIME MOM

RUNS:

3:00 There is a little bit of a stigma with breastfeeding, especially in public. It is a bit of

a challenge because she needs to eat every couple of hours But it's something that I

definitely am willing to do.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

To show support for breastfeeding, several local hospitals are taking part in a public

display. Called the Big Latch On, moms around the globe will simultaneously breast

feed for at least one minute. The event is meant to support nursing moms.

CAROL LAWRENCE/PhD CLINICAL COORDINATOR

RUNS:

3:53 There really is a national movement on getting more women to breastfeed. The

Surgeon General of the United States has issued a call for breastfeeding. Really putting

the call out to communities and healthcare professionals on how they can support the

breastfeeding mom.

LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM OFFERS BREAST FEEDING CLASSES AND

TRAINING WITH CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANTS- ALL AN EFFORT TO

LEND A HAND TO THE BREAST FEEDING MOM. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH

SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


STOP TANNING-VO


THE ACTING U-S SURGEON GENERAL HAS ISSUED A NEW WARNING ABOUT THE DANGERS OF INDOOR AND OUTDOOR TANNING -- AND THE LINK TO SKIN CANCER.

IN A CALL TO ACTION RELEASED TODAY , BORIS LUSHNIAK CALLED SKIN CANCER A "MAJOR PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM."

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, NEARLY FIVE MILLION PEOPLE IN THE U-S ARE TREATED FOR SKIN CANCER EVERY YEAR.

AND MORE THAN 4-HUNDRED-THOUSAND CASES ARE ESTIMATED TO BE LINKED TO INDOOR TANNING.

LUSHNIAK RECOMMENDS WEARING SUNSCREEN AND PROTECTIVE GEAR OUTDOORS, SUCH AS A HAT AND SUNGLASSES.AND AVOID INDOOR TANNING. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


A MEMBER OF DANCING WITH THE STARS IS RETIRING FROM THE SHOW.

AND LITTLE MONSTERS WILL BE EXCITED FOR NEW MUSIC FROM LADY GAGA.

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


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY."THE BADBOY OF THE BALLROOM" TELLS THE VIEW HE'S CALLING IT QUITS.

I am not trying to do Lebron the announcement. I am done with Dancing With the Stars I feel like its time.

FANS LOVED HIS MEMORABLE MOMENTS WITH OLYMPIC ICE DANCER MERYL DAVIS WHO HE WON THE MIRRORBALL TROPHY WITH LAST SEASON.

SOME WONDER IF MAX QUIT BECAUSE HE WANTED TO LEAVE ON TOP, BUT SHERRI SHEPHEARD THINKS HE MAY NEED MORE TIME WITH RUMORED GIRLFRIEND JENNIFER LOPEZ.

Might it be. might it be your done with Dancing With the Stars cause JLO may need you?

MAX SMILED AND JUST SHOOK HIS HEAD.

HE TELLS THE VIEW HE KEEPS IN TOUCH WITH MERYL AND WILL CONTINUE DANCING.

NO LOVE LOST BETWEEN ACTORS FREDDIE PRINZE JR. AND KIEFER SUTHERLAND.

PRINZE TELLS ABC NEWS HIS FORMER "24" COSTAR WAS "UNPROFESSIONAL" AND THE EXPERIENCE WAS TERRIBLE.

PRINZE GOES ON TO SAY HE HATED EVERY MOMENT ON "24," AND THE SITUATION EVEN MADE HIM WANT TO QUIT ACTING.

A REP FOR SUTHERLAND SAYS KIEFER NEVER KNEW PRINZE FELT THAT WAY, BUT WISHED HIM THE BEST.

TWO NEW YORKERS ARE JAZZING IT UP.

LADY GAGA.AND TONY BENNETT RELEASED THEIR FIRST DUET TUESDAY FROM THEIR NEW ALBUM.

THE PAIR. IN STUDIO SINGING COLE PORTER'S "ANYTHING GOES."

THE FULL ALBUM. "CHEEK TO CHEEK" COMES OUT SEPTEMBER 23RD.

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


TOFU AND FISH NUGGETS-OC VO


MCDONALD'S IN JAPAN ROLLED OUT TO-FU MCNUGGETS.

ARE YOU LOVIN' THIS?

IT'S THE SAME AS THE CHICKEN MCNUGGET ONLY ITS MADE FROM A MISHMASH OF MINCED WHITE FISH, TOFU AND VEGETABLES INCLUDING EDAMAME, SOY BEANS AND CARROTS.

TOFU MCNUGGETS ARE AVAILABLE STARTING TODAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER ONLY IN JAPAN. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-2SHOT


IT'S A HEAVY TOPIC, GETTING HEAVY ATTENTION TODAY.

ALEX DE ARMAS IS FOLLOWING A PUSH TO CRACK DOWN ON SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES.

alex de armas: senator marco rubio is in washington dc right now-- pushing for safer university and college campuses right here on swfl.

what fgcu student think of a new bill-- coming up on nbc-2 news at noon"

nats of car crash test

YOU NEVER WANT TO EXPERIENCE THIS OUT ON THE ROAD.

BUT YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW YOUR CAR WILL REACT, IF IT DOES.

NBC-2 IS UNCOVERING THE CARS RAISING RED FLAGS.

**Nat lightning bolt**

A SOUND AND SIGHT ALL TOO FAMILIAR.

SUMMERTIME IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MEANS LIGHTING IS A DAILY SITE.

NBC-2 TAKES YOU TO THE LIGHTNING LAB. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) RUBIO STUDENT REACTION-SOTTOPS


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NOON TZB) SMALL CAR CRASH TEST-TRX NATVO


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NOON TZC) LIGHTNING LAB-TRX NATVO


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CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


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