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DIRECTOR'S PAGE DRIVING WITH HEADPHONES-TRX-VO
HL1) TAX FREE HOLIDAY-VOTOPS-TRX DRIVING WITH HEADPHONES-SOTVO
HL2) BROTHERHOOD RIDE-VOTOPS-TRX TEASE THREE-TRX
HL3) CONGRES BREAK-VOTOPS TZ3A) EBOLA PATIENTS-VOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-CLIP TZ3B) TAWAIN EXPLOSION-SOTVO
FIRST WEATHER-WX NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
NAPLES FATAL CRASH-TRX SS (2) MAP TS1) NAPLES TEEN DEATH-TC MON VO
SWFL RED TIDE BLOOM-TRX SS VO TS2) RESTAURANT RAID-TC MON VO
SWFL RED TIDE BLOOM-SOTVO TS3) TAX FREE HOLIDAY-TC MON VO
CONRESS BREAK-TRX VO EBOLA PATIENTS TO THE US-INTRO
CONRESS BREAK-SOTVO EBOLA PATIENTS TO THE US-PKG
CANTOR RESIGNS-TRX VOTOPS RICHARD MCTEAR GUILTY-SS
POTUS CELL PHONES-OC VO SCHOOLS LAWSUIT-VO
JOBS REPORT-TRX VO SCHOOLS LAWSUIT-SOTVO
BIG BOARD-SAT 30 HEAT STROKE AWARENESS-SOTVO
BROTHERHOOD RIDE-TRX NATS VO HEAT STROKE AWARENESS-SOTVO
BROTHERHOOD RIDE-SOTVO TAWAIN GAS EXPLOSION-INTRO
MCDONALDS SCHOOL SUPPLY-TRX-VO TAWAIN GAS EXPLOSION-PKG
MCDONALDS SCHOOL SUPPLY-SOTVO CLINTON TALKS BIN LADEN-OC SOTVO
TAX FREE HOLIDAY-TRX-VO HOPE FOR HAITI-TRX OTS CG
TAX FREE HOLIDAY-SOTVO BUTTERY ROAD-OC VO
LOVE THAT DRESS-TRX-VO LEBRON LICENSE PLATE-OTS
LOVE THAT DRESS-SOTVO TEASE FOUR-TRX
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TZ4A) RESCUE BABY DOLL-VOTOPS
TZ1A) RESTURANT RAID-VOTOPS TZ4B) STEAKS ON LAVA-VOTOPS
TZ1B) ANIMAL CRUELTY-VOTOPS WEATHER TEASE-STC
WEATHER-STC STEAKS ON LAVA-ON CAM
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP STEAKS ON LAVA-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
NAPLES RESTURANT RAID-TRX OC SS VO WEATHER-ROB
NAPLES RESTURANT RAID-SOTVO EMTS RESCUE BABY DOLL-ON CAM
ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE-TRX VO EMTS RESCUE BABY DOLL-PKG
ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE-SOTVO WATER PARK INJURES 12-VO
BIG BEEHIVE IN CAPE CORAL-VO NEVERLAND MAY SALE-VO
BIG BEEHIVE IN CAPE CORAL-SOTVO TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
LIONFISH BAN-OTS VO TZ5A) GATOR AT DOOR-VO
HAMMERHEAD SHARK SCARE-TRX-NATSVO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
SEAWORLD SOUTHWEST-OTS HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
PAYING FOR COLLEGE-VOTOPS NATIONAL DRINK TAX-OC VO
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MTV-TRXVOTOPS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
TEASE TWO-TRX HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
TZ2A) LEE SCHOOL BOARD-VOWIPE GATOR AT THE DOOR-VO
TZ2B) DRIVING HEADPHONE-VOTOPS NEW AT NOON TEASE-2SHOT
LEE SCHOOL BOARD UPDATE-TRX-VO NOON TZA) NAPLES RESTAURANT-VOTOPS SS
LEE SCHOOL BOARD UPDATE-SOTVO NOON TZB) SUICIDE GENE-TRX VOTOPS
CRIST SCHOOL COMMERCIAL-SS-OTS NOON TZC) MELTING DASHBOARD-TRX SOTVO
AEROMED CHARLOTTE COUNTY-TRX-VOTOPS CLOSE---


DIRECTOR'S PAGE


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HL1) TAX FREE HOLIDAY-VOTOPS-TRX


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW-

STORES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE GOING TAX FREE--

COMING UP, NBC-2 SCOPES OUT THE DEALS.

WHERE YOU CAN GET THE BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK. Return to index of stories...


HL2) BROTHERHOOD RIDE-VOTOPS-TRX


AND THESE RIDERS ARE PEDALING FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

ALL TO HONOR FALLEN HEROES INCLUDING ONE HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NBC2 IS THERE AS THE JOURNEY BEGINS. Return to index of stories...


HL3) CONGRES BREAK-VOTOPS


A FOUR DAY WORK WEEK FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HAS BEEN EXTENDED.

STRAIGHT AHEAD WHY REPRESENTATIVES DECIDED TO COME BACK TO WORK TODAY. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX


Tracking rain chances and weekend forecast details

A few showers over the Gulf of Mexico may continue to scrape our coastal areas this morning, as the opportunity for rainfall comes ashore this afternoon.

With the progression of the seabreeze from the Gulf of Mexico, we'll stand the chance for some showers or storms this afternoon. After lunchtime, the greatest area of opportunity for rain and thunder will be along and east of the I-75 corridor.

This evening it's a possibility some storms may try to build back closer toward the US41 corridor and coastal regions.

Temperatures today are expected to top out at 92 degrees.

For the upcoming weekend, we will stand a good chance for seabreeze-induced showers and thunderstorms during the late afternoon and early evening timeframes. Temps on both days should max out in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha is located in the Atlantic Ocean about 110 miles east-northeast of Barbados. The storm has max sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving to the west-northwest at 20 mph.

This storm is not expected to have a direct impact on our weather. The official forecast cone places Bertha moving toward the northern side of the island of Hispanola, then on the eastern Bahamas, before curling northward into the Atlantic.

Stay with NBC2 for updates on Bertha's progression throughout the weekend. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES FATAL CRASH-TRX SS (2) MAP


NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING SURROUNDING A FATAL CRASH IN NAPLES.

A 16 YEAR OLD BOY WAS KILLED WHEN THE CAR HE WAS RIDING IN WAS HIT.

THE CRASH HAPPENED ALONG LOGAN BOULEVARD AND PINE RIDGE ROAD AROUND 10:45 LAST NIGHT.

ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL REPORT 16 YEAR OLD DYLAN HEISTON DIED FROM THE IMPACT.

THE CAR HE WAS RIDING IN WAS HIT BY ANOTHER CAR THAT WAS SPEEDING AND RAN A RED LIGHT.

THE DRIVER OF THAT CAR HAS BEEN IDENITIFED AS 21 YEAR OLD JUSTINO CIRONE.

FHP SAYS THE CRASH WAS ALCOHOL RELATED AND CHARGES ARE PENDING. Return to index of stories...


SWFL RED TIDE BLOOM-TRX SS VO


WE ARE FOLLOWING A RED TIDE BLOOM ABOUT THE SIZE OF HAWAII. AND IT IS DRIFTING TOWARD SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

RIGHT NOW, IT'S 50 MILES OFFSHORE. AND JUST NORTH OF TAMPA.

RESEARCHERS WENT TO THE GULF YESTERDAY TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK.

THEY'RE TRYING TO GET A BETTER IDEA OF EXACTLY WHERE IT'S GOING- AND WHEN IT WILL GET THERE.

NBC-2 GOT A LOOK AT SATELLITE IMAGES OF THE DANGEROUS ALGAE BLOOM THAT'S 80 MILES LONG.

IF RED TIDE MOVES ON SHORE, IT CAN MAKE IT HARDER FOR PEOPLE TO BREATH.

SO FAR IN THE GULF, THIS BLOOM HAS KILLED THOUSANDS OF FISH.

RESEARCHERS WITH MOTE MARINE LAB IN SARASOTA ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT IF IT'S GOING TO BE HARMFUL TO HUMANS. Return to index of stories...


SWFL RED TIDE BLOOM-SOTVO


Lovao "We want to get in front of the bloom so we can see what's happening beneath the surface on this side of the bloom so that might help tell us where it's going."

Eric Milbrandt, Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation "It overgrows everything and causes what we're experiencing now."

AND RIGHT NOW, ANOTHER RARE ALGAE BLOOM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE RED TIDE.

IT'S ALREADY LINGERING ON THE SHORES OF SANIBEL, FORT MYERS BEACH AND PINE ISLAND.

AND EVEN THOUGH RESEARCHERS CAN NOT PINPOINT EXACTLY WHAT'S CAUSING BOTH BLOOMS, WHAT THEY DO IN THEIR LABS COULD GET THEM CLOSER TO AN ANSWER.

RESEARCHERS TELL NBC-2 A STORM COULD REALLY HELP OUT.

THE RAIN COULD BREAK UP THE RED TIDE AND CAUSE THE BLOOM TO SHRINK. Return to index of stories...


CONRESS BREAK-TRX VO


LAWMAKERS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE BACK HOME TODAY ON THEIR FIRST DAY OF SUMMER BREAK.

A FLURRY OF LAST-MINUTE VOTES GOT THEM CLOSER TO THE AIRPORT, THERE'S STILL ONE BIG ISSUE THAT HASN'T BEEN RESOLVED.

IN A SCRAMBLE TO GET OUT OF TOWN, CONGRESS GOT TWO THINGS DONE.

STATES DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A 28 PERCENT REDUCTION IN FEDERAL PAYMENTS FOR ROAD PROJECTS.

CONGRESS IS PUTTING 10-BILLION DOLLARS INTO THE NEARLY BANKRUPT HIGHWAY TRUST FUND.

THE BIG RIFT IS ABOUT IMMIGRATION.

SPECIFICALLY HOW MUCH TO SPEND TO DEAL WITH THE CHILDREN CROSSING THE BORDER ALONE. Return to index of stories...


CONRESS BREAK-SOTVO


"The President says 'Give me three-point-seven million dollars but don't do anyting to address problem on the border.' I think that is totally irresponsible."

LAWMAKERS DISAGREE ON WHETHER TO ROLL BACK A 2008 LAW THAT DEFERS DEPORTATIONS.

CONGRESS IS BACK TODAY. HOPING TO REACH A LAST-MINUTE COMPROMISE.

REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP IN THE HOUSE THOUGHT THEY HAD ENOUGH VOTES TO PASS A STRIPPED DOWN VERSION OF THE BORDER BILL.

BUT A LAST-MINUTE PUSH BY CONSERVATIVES BLOCKED IT FROM EVEN COMING UP FOR A VOTE. Return to index of stories...


CANTOR RESIGNS-TRX VOTOPS


HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER ERIC CANTOR WILL RESIGN LATER THIS MONTH.

CANTOR SAYS HE WILL STEP DOWN ON AUGUST 18TH. SO FAR, HE HAS NOT GIVEN ANY SPECIFIC PLANS FOR HIS FUTURE.

THE SEVEN-TERM CONGRESSMAN WAS ALREADY HEADED OUT OF OFFICE, AFTER LOSING A REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION CHALLENGE TO TEA PARTY FAVORITE DAVE BRAT, LAST MONTH.

IN THE INTERVIEW, CANTOR SAID HE SUPPORTS BRAT IN THE UPCOMING GENERAL ELECTION.

HE SAID HE HAS ASKED VIRGINIA GOVERNOR TERRY MCAULIFFE TO CALL FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER -- WHICH WOULD ALLOW THE WINNER TO TAKE OFFICE RIGHT AWAY, INSTEAD OF LEAVING THE SEAT EMPTY UNTIL JANUARY. Return to index of stories...


POTUS CELL PHONES-OC VO


TODAY PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNS A NEW LAW TO GOVERN THE WORLD OF WIRELESS.

IT ALLOWS CELL PHONE USERS TO *UNLOCK THEIR DEVICES AND SWITCH TO ANY MOBILE NETWORK THEY CHOOSE.

AN ON-LINE PETITION LAST YEAR LED TO THE CHANGE.

THIS MEAN ONCE YOU COMPLETE YOUR CONTRACT, YOU CAN UNLOCK THE PHONES AND CHANGE CARRIERS.

PREVIOUSLY THAT WOULD HAVE VIOLATED COPYRIGHT RULES.

THE PRESIDENT SAYS IT WILL GIVE AMERICANS MORE CHOICE WHEN IT COMES TO FINDING A CARRIER THAT MEETS THEIR NEEDS AND BUDGET. Return to index of stories...


JOBS REPORT-TRX VO


NEW RIGHT NOW. THE LATEST JOBS REPORT IS OUT SHOWING THE U-S ECONOMY ADDED 200-THOUSAND JOBS IN JULY.

THAT'S THE WORD FROM THE LABOR DEPARTMENT.

IT'S THE SIXTH STRAIGHT MONTH THAT JOB GROWTH ROSE ABOVE 200-THOUSAND.

BUT WHILE BUSINESSES HAVE KEPT HIRING. THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE TICKED UP TO 6-POINT-2 PERCENT. FROM 6-POINT-1 PERCENT.

THE REASON?

MORE AMERICANS STARTED LOOKING FOR WORK. Return to index of stories...


BIG BOARD-SAT 30


HOW IS WALL STREET RESPONDING?

LET'S TAKE A LIVE LOOK AT THE BIG BOARD FROM THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

RIGHT NOW THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE is _______ POINTS. Return to index of stories...


BROTHERHOOD RIDE-TRX NATS VO


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW AT 11---

36 FIRST RESPONDERS JUST BEGAN A RIDE AROUND THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN HONOR OF DEPUTIES AND OFFICERS ACROSS THE STATE WHO GAVE THIER LIVES IN THE LINE OF DUTY THIS YEAR.

nats of sirens and bikers

RIDERS CAME FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND AS FAR AS GERMANY TO SUPPORT THE FAMILIES OF FOUR FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.

THIS YEAR THE RIDE HITS CLOSE TO HOME. CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTY SGT MICHAEL WILSON'S FAMILY IS A BENEFICIARY OF THE RIDE.

ONE GOLDEN GATE FIRE FIGHTER SAYS THE 350 MILE BIKE RIDE IS THE LEAST HE CAN DO FOR THE MEN THAT GAVE THIER LIVES. Return to index of stories...


BROTHERHOOD RIDE-SOTVO


"When the time gets tough. ya know when we get the hills the wind the rain. ya know its looking in front of you and seeing the names of the guys on their backs there. to say that they did something tough so were out here to finish the ride here every time."

AFTER TRAVELING THROUGH CLEWISTON, PORT ST. LUCIE AND LAKE PLACID, THE RIDE WILL END IN PORT CHARLOTTE ON THE 4TH.

IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT THESE RIDERS THIS WEEKEND--- YOU CAN CHEER THEM ON DURING THEIR RIDE. YOU CAN TRACK THEIR PROGRESS ONLINE AT BROTHERHOOD RIDE DOT COM.

THATS ALSO THE SITE WHERE YOU CAN DONATE IF YOU WOULD LIKE. Return to index of stories...


MCDONALDS SCHOOL SUPPLY-TRX-VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING--

WITH SCHOOL STARTING IN A FEW WEEKS---

I'M SURE MOST OF YOU WITH CHILDREN WILL BE GOING OUT TO THE STORE SOON TO BUY THEIR SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

WELL STARTING TODAY-- YOU CAN GO SHOPPING AND HELP CHILDREN IN LEE, COLLIER, HENDRY AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES.

MCDONALD'S ALL OVER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAVE BIG YELLOW BOXES IN THEM---- PROMOTING A HUGE SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE.

YOU CAN DONATE PAPER, MARKERS, PENCILS, ANY NEW SUPPLIES.

THE OWNER OF THE MCDONALD'S ON LEE BOULEVARD AND STATE ROAD 8-- HE SAYS HE SEES THE NEED IN THE COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


MCDONALDS SCHOOL SUPPLY-SOTVO


"I feel there's a huge need for it. And being a mcdonalds owner in the area and having two kids myself, I feel proud to have the opportunity to give back to the local community and the children in the areas with through the school supply drive. "

THE SUPPLIES WILL GO TO LOCAL SCHOOL FOUNDATIONS IN ALL THREE COUNTIES.

THE DRIVE ENDS ON SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


TAX FREE HOLIDAY-TRX-VO


STARTING TODAY-

FLORIDA SHOPPERS CAN CASH IN ON SOME BIG SAVINGS.

THE STATE'S TAX-FREE HOLIDAY.

PARENTS -- EXPECT TO SAVE SIX PERCENT, ON BIG TICKET ITEMS LIKE ELECTRONICS.

WE TOOK A LOOK DOWN THE SCHOOL SUPPLY AISLE TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT.

ON A STANDARD -- MIDDLE SCHOOL LIST -- ONE CHILD COULD SAVE UP TO FIVE BUCKS PER SHOPPING SPREE.

BUT FOR PARENTS WITH MULTIPLE CHILDREN -- THE SAVINGS WILL ADD UP FAST. Return to index of stories...


TAX FREE HOLIDAY-SOTVO


Van Osborne/Father

54:46-52

Ya know when you add that up with sale tax on top of it, it's a big savings times 3

NEW THIS YEAR -- THE LIMIT ON TAX FREE ITEMS OF CLOTHING IS AT 100 DOLLARS -- UP FROM 75 LAST YEAR.

AND FOR THOSE BIG TICKET ITEMS LIKE COMPUTERS -- THE FIRST 750 BUCKS IS TAX EXEMPT --

MEANING YOU COULD SAVE NEARLY 60 DOLLARS.

THE TAX FREE HOLIDAY RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


LOVE THAT DRESS-TRX-VO


CALLING ALL FASHIONISTAS-- ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!

TICKETS FOR "LOVE THAT DRESS" GO ON SALE TODAY.

ITS AN EVENT WHERE YOU CAN SHOP AND HELP THE PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS.

TICKETS ARE 30 DOLLARS.

THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SAYS THE EVENT IS HOSTED *BY* WOMEN *FOR* WOMEN. Return to index of stories...


LOVE THAT DRESS-SOTVO


"By honoring that female spirit.it's our premiere event of the year. "

Meg Geltner, executive director of pace center for girls.

THE GOAL THIS YEAR IS RAISE 135 HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR THE CENTER.

THEY ARE COLLECTING DRESSES RIGHT NOW.

FOR A LIST OF PLACES YOU CAN DROP OFF DRESSES AND TO BUY YOUR TICKET-- GO TO OUR WEBSITE NBC-2.COM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


STRAIGHT AHEAD.

A NAPLES RESTAURANT RAIDED!

WHAT AGENTS IN BULLET PROOF VESTS WERE AFTER --

AND WHY OWNERS CALL IT A BIG MISUNDERSTANDING.

PLUS-

OFF THE HOOK

WHY A LEE COUNTY JURY FOUND A WOMAN NOT GUILTY OF 12 ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) RESTURANT RAID-VOTOPS


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TZ1B) ANIMAL CRUELTY-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.

Tracking rain chances and weekend forecast details

A few showers over the Gulf of Mexico may continue to scrape our coastal areas this morning, as the opportunity for rainfall comes ashore this afternoon.

With the progression of the seabreeze from the Gulf of Mexico, we'll stand the chance for some showers or storms this afternoon. After lunchtime, the greatest area of opportunity for rain and thunder will be along and east of the I-75 corridor.

This evening it's a possibility some storms may try to build back closer toward the US41 corridor and coastal regions.

Temperatures today are expected to top out at 92 degrees.

For the upcoming weekend, we will stand a good chance for seabreeze-induced showers and thunderstorms during the late afternoon and early evening timeframes. Temps on both days should max out in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha is located in the Atlantic Ocean about 110 miles east-northeast of Barbados. The storm has max sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving to the west-northwest at 20 mph.

This storm is not expected to have a direct impact on our weather. The official forecast cone places Bertha moving toward the northern side of the island of Hispanola, then on the eastern Bahamas, before curling northward into the Atlantic.

Stay with NBC2 for updates on Bertha's progression throughout the weekend. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES RESTURANT RAID-TRX OC SS VO


A NAPLES MAN GETS BUSTED FOR ALLOWING GAMBLING AT HIS BUSINESS.

THIS IS ALFRED RUSSILLO.

HE OWNS CASTAWAYS BUCKWATER café OFF OF DAVIS BLVD.

HE WAS ARRESTED FOR KEEPING A HOUSE OF GAMBLING AND OWNING A SLOT MACHINE.

AGENTS TOOK SEVERAL GAMING MACHINES OUT OF THE RESTAURANT THURSDAY.

THE RAID TOOK NEARLY FOUR HOURS.

CUSTOMERS INSIDE WERE FORCED TO LEAVE--AS AGENTS STARTED CARRYING BAGS OUT OF THE RESTAURANT.

NEARBY - PEOPLE WATCHED THE SCENE UNFOLD. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES RESTURANT RAID-SOTVO


Sot mike Randell - works at nearby marina

2:48:28-2:48:38

The next thing I know I see a bunch if people go in with dollies and I

see they are pulling something out if there. Then probably about 30

minutes later I see a gentleman being escorted out in handcuffs and

put into a car.

THE BUSINESS REOPENED A FEW HOURS LATER.

N-B-C-2 CONTACTED THE STATE AGENCY IN CHARGE OF THE RAID, THEY EXPECT TO RELEASE NEW INFORMATION LATER TODAY. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE-TRX VO


A LEHIGH ACRES WOMAN WHO WAS ACCUSED OF EXTREME ANIMAL NEGLECT IS FREE THIS MORNING.

IN MARCH - ANIMAL SERVICES FOUND MORE THAN A DOZEN DOGS LOCKED IN TWINKLE ALLEN'S GARAGE.

THEY HAD NO FOOD OR WATER, AND THEY WERE LIVING IN THEIR OWN FILTH.

ALLEN WAS CHARGED WITH ABANDONMENT AND UNLAWFUL CONFINEMENT OF AN ANIMAL.

HER ATTORNEY TOLD JURORS THE DOGS BELONGED TO SOMEONE ELSE AND WEREN'T HER RESPONSIBILITY.

AFTER AN HOUR AND A HALF OF DELIBERATIONS JURORS FOUND HER NOT GUILTY. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE-SOTVO


"I felt like as me not being the owner i shouldn't be held accountable for someone else's actions."

She abandoned those dogs she left them barking chained up with no food no water no circulating air.

ANIMAL SERVICES REMOVED THE DOGS FROM THE HOUSE.

NO ONE ELSE HAS BEEN CHARGED IN THIS CASE. Return to index of stories...


BIG BEEHIVE IN CAPE CORAL-VO


THIS MORNING THERE'S AN UNWELCOME BUZZ SURROUNDING ONE CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE FOUND THIS SIGN WARNING PEOPLE ABOUT AFRICANIZED BEES.

AFRICANIZED BEES ARE REALLY AGGRESSIVE. KNOWN TO STING HUNDREDS OF TIMES.

ALTHOUGH THE BEES IN THIS HIVE DID STING PEOPLE. LICENSED BEE REMOVERS SAY THEY'RE *NOT* AFRICANIZED. Return to index of stories...


BIG BEEHIVE IN CAPE CORAL-SOTVO


B. KEITH COUNCELL, LICENSED BEE REMOVER

00:42:12 "Those bees would be so aggravated that anything that moves

in that area would be getting stung." 00:42:18

THE BEE KEEPER WHO PUT THIS SIGN UP SAYS IT'S FOR LIABILITY REASONS.

LICENSED BEE REMOVER, KEITH COUNCELL CALLS IT'S A SCARE TACTIC.

IN ORDER TO TELL IF A BEE HIVE IS ACTUALLY AFRICANIZED. STATE WORKERS HAVE TO DO A D-N-A TEST. Return to index of stories...


LIONFISH BAN-OTS VO


A BAN ON IMPORTING LIVE LIONFISH INTO FLORIDA IS TAKING EFFECT.

THE BAN IS ONE OF SEVERAL CHANGES. THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION SAYS IT WILL REDUCE THE NUMBER OF LIONFISH INTRODUCED INTO STATE WATERS.

OTHER CHANGES TAKING EFFECT TODAY WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR LIONFISH HUNTERS TO REMOVE THE SPINY PREDATORS FROM THE WATER.

NOW DIVERS CAN USE AN AIR-RECYCLING DEVICE CALLED A RE-BREATHER WHILE SPEARFISHING FOR LIONFISH. Return to index of stories...


HAMMERHEAD SHARK SCARE-TRX-NATSVO


"get out of the water!!!! screaming"

A HAMMERHEAD SHARK CAME TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT ON ONE FLORIDA BEACH.

PEOPLE WERE SPOOKED -- WATCHING AND YELLING AT A SWIMMER IN THE WATER OFF NAVARRE BEACH.

THEY WATCHED FROM THE PIER -- TRYING TO WARN THE WOMAN THAT A SHARK WAS ON HER TAIL.

THE SHARK SWAM AROUND THE SHORE FOR A FEW MINUTES --

BEFORE HEADING BACK OUT TO SEA. Return to index of stories...


SEAWORLD SOUTHWEST-OTS


SOUTHWEST AIRLINES AND SEAWORLD ENTERTAINMENT END THEIR 25-YEAR PARTNERSHIP.

THE AIRLINE HAS COME UNDER FIRE FROM ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS OVER THE RELATIONSHIP.

BOTH COMPANIES SAID THE MARKETING PARTNERSHIP WOULD NOT BE RENEWED WHEN THE CURRENT CONTRACT EXPIRES.

SEAWORLD SAYS THE DECISION WAS MUTUAL. Return to index of stories...


PAYING FOR COLLEGE-VOTOPS


A GROWING NUMBER OF AMERICANS ARE PAYING FOR COLLEGE OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKETS.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO SALLIE MAE, WHICH SPECIALIZES IN EDUCATIONAL FINANCING.

IN THE LAST SCHOOL YEAR, 42-PERCENT OF COLLEGE COST WAS COVERED BY PARENTS OR STUDENT INCOME OR SAVINGS.

THE PREVIOUS YEAR, IT WAS 38-PERCENT, BUT IT HAD BEEN DECLINING FOR THREE YEARS.

SALLIE MAE'S REPORT ALSO SHOWS FAMILIES BORROWED 27-PERCENT OF COLLEGE COSTS LAST YEAR. THIS YEAR ITS 22-PERCENT.

MANY PARENTS ARE CUTTING COSTS IN AREAS LIKE STUDENT HOUSING AND TEXTBOOKS. Return to index of stories...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY MTV-TRXVOTOPS


HAPPY BIRTHDAY M-T-V.

33 YEARS AGO ON AUGUST FIRST THE CRAZY IDEA FOR AN ALL MUSIC CHANNEL MADE ITS WAY TO AMERICA'S LIVING ROOMS.

M-T-V GAVE ARTISTS A VIDEO PLATFORM FOR THEIR SONGS.

REMEMBER MICHAEL JACKSON'S THRILLER.

IT WAS SO POPULAR. M-T-V PLAYED IT TWICE AN HOUR.

NOW M-T-V DOESN'T EVEN PLAY MUSIC VIDEOS - OPTING INSTEAD FOR REALITY PROGRAMMING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-TRX


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON NBC-2

FIND OUT WHY SOME PARENTS ARE AT EASE AFTER LEARNING THE NEW BELL SCHEDULE FOR LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS.

LISTEN TO THIS--

DRIVERS FIND OUT WHY THIS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAN WAS *TICKETED* --

FOR SOMETHING IN HIS EARS. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) LEE SCHOOL BOARD-VOWIPE


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TZ2B) DRIVING HEADPHONE-VOTOPS


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LEE SCHOOL BOARD UPDATE-TRX-VO


AFTER WEEKS OF WAITING PARENTS WITH KIDS ATTENDING ONE OF THE NINE LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS ON THE "LOW 300 LIST" FINALLY FOUND OUT WHEN SCHOOL WILL START AND END.

SUPERINTENDENT DR NANCY GRAHAM SAID SHE AND OTHER DISTRICT OFFICIALS WERE SURPRISED TO LEARN NINE SCHOOLS MADE THAT LIST. THE DISTRICT HAD ONLY BUDGETED FOR FIVE.

DESPITE THE EXTRA COST, DR. GRAHAM SAYS THE DISTRICT WILL BE ABLE TO PAY FOR THE EXTRA TIME.

AS FOR THE DELAY ON RELEASING THE NEW SCHEDULE -- GRAHAM SAYS THE DISTRICT JUST FOUND OUT REQUIREMENTS LAST WEEK. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOL BOARD UPDATE-SOTVO


"Our error was trying to inform while we were still trying to work out a different plan. And I'm sorry that parents are frustrated, I can only tell them we share their frustration

WE ASKED DR. GRAHAM ABOUT THE SUDDEN RESIGNATION OF CYPRESS LAKES HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL TRACY PERKINS -- AS WELL AS THE ONGOING INVESTIGATION INTO DAVID LAROSA -- THE FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL BEING INVESTIGATED FOR ALLEGATIONS OF BULLYING.

WE WERE TOLD THE SUPERINTENDENT DOES NOT COMMENT ON PERSONNEL ISSUES. Return to index of stories...


CRIST SCHOOL COMMERCIAL-SS-OTS


CONTROVERSY IS BREWING SURROUNDING A CHARLIE CRIST CAMPAIGN AD.

THE DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE. USED HIS FORMER HIGH SCHOOL IN ST. PETERSBURG AS A BACKDROP FOR ONE OF HIS ADS.

HERE'S THE PROBLEM. EVEN THOUGH HIS TEAM ASKED GOT PERMISSION. THE SCHOOL HAS A POLICY'S BANNING THE SCHOOLS IMAGE IN MARKETING.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S LEGAL TEAM IS NOW ASKING THE CRIST CAMPAIGN TO DROP THE AD.

THIS COMES ON THE HEELS OF CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IN TAMPA.

EARLIER THIS MONTH. A POLICE UNION FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE FLORIDA ELECTIONS COMMISSION.

THE UNION ACCUSES GOVERNOR SCOTT OF COERCING ON-DUTY POLICE OFFICERS TO ATTEND A CAMPAIGN EVENT. Return to index of stories...


AEROMED CHARLOTTE COUNTY-TRX-VOTOPS


SAVING A LIFE JUST GOT EASIER IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

AERO MED, A MEDICAL HELICOPTER SERVICE, WILL NOW HAVE A CREW BASED IN PUNTA GORDA.

THAT WILL CUT DOWN ON THE RESPONSE TIME TO TRAUMA INCIDENTS WHERE A HELICOPTER IS NEEDED. Return to index of stories...


DRIVING WITH HEADPHONES-TRX-VO


TODAY, NBC2 IS TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT A TREND THAT COULD SPELL DANGER FOR YOU ON THE ROAD.

PEOPLE WEARING HEADPHONES WHILE THEIR DRIVING.

IT'S CONSIDERED DISTRACTED DRIVING.

A CAPE CORAL DRIVER SAYS HE LEARNED THAT LESSON THE HARD WAY.

HE SAYS HE WAS PULLED OVER FOR HAVING BOTH HIS EARS COVERED. Return to index of stories...


DRIVING WITH HEADPHONES-SOTVO


02:27:31 "I had my earphones on so I wasn't worried about anything, I wasn't speeding or anything like that" 00:52:32 "with the prevalence of smartphones with the commanality of mobile devices on the go a lot of people forget to take their headphones off when their in the car

POLICE SAY THEY'RE WORKING TO GET AHEAD OF THE TREND. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRX


THERE HAS NEVER BEFORE BEEN A KNOWN CASE OF EBOLA IN THE UNITED STATES, BUT THERE WILL BE SOON.

NBC-2 EXPLAINS HOW IT WILL GET TO THE U-S.

loud explosion

A GAS LEAK IN TAIWAN KILLS 24 PEOPLE AS FIREBALLS ENGULF CAUSING DEATH AND MAYHEM. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) EBOLA PATIENTS-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) TAWAIN EXPLOSION-SOTVO


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) NAPLES TEEN DEATH-TC MON VO


GOOD MORNING IM STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

LETS TAKE A LOOK AT TOP STORIES ON THIS FRIDAY MORNING.

A NAPLES TEEN LIFE WAS CUT SHORT LAST NIGHT AFTER THE CAR HE WAS IN WAS HIT.

THESE ARE PICTURES FROM OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS -- THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AROUND 10:45 THURSDAY NIGHT.

IT HAPPENED AT THE INTERSECTION OF LOGAN BOULEVARD AND PINE RIDGE ROAD.

WE'RE LEARNING -- 16 YEAR OLD DYLAN HEISTON IS THE ONE WHO DIED.

ANOTHER TEEN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES.

FHP SAYS THE DRIVER OF THE CAR AT FAULT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN SPEEDING WHEN HE WENT THROUGH A RED LIGHT.

FHP HAS SAYS ALCOHOL WAS INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...


TS2) RESTAURANT RAID-TC MON VO


NEW DETAILS SHOULD SURFACE LATER TODAY AFTER STATE AGENTS RAIDED A NAPLES BUSINESS.

WE JUST FOUND OUT THE RESTAURANTS OWNER ALFRED RUSSILLO WAS ARRESTED.

IT HAPPENED AT CASTAWAYS BACKWATER CAFE OFF DAVIS BOULEVARD.

SEVERAL GAMING MACHINES WERE TAKEN OUT OF THE RESTAURANT THURSDAY.

EMPLOYEES TELL US, THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD HAVE THE MACHINES AND DIDN'T REALIZE THEY WERE DOING ANYTHING WRONG. Return to index of stories...


TS3) TAX FREE HOLIDAY-TC MON VO


THE THREE-DAY, BACK-TO-SCHOOL "TAX-FREE HOLIDAY" IS NOW IN FULL SWING --

THAT MEANS THERE'S NO SALES TAX ON CLOTHES OR SHOES UNDER 100 BUCKS -- THAT'S PER ITEM.

YOU CAN ALSO SAVE ON SCHOOL SUPPLIES COSTING LESS THAN FIFTEEN BUCKS --

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

THE SALES TAX HOLIDAY RUNS THROUGH MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA PATIENTS TO THE US-INTRO


A DISEASE WITH NO KNOWN CURE WILL SOON REACH THE UNITED STATES FOR THE FIRST TIME.

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL PLANS TO BRING TWO AMERICANS INFECTED WITH EBOLA TO THE U-S FOR TREATMENT.

AS ANDREW SPENCER FOUND OUT, A SPECIALLY-EQUIPPED PLANE HAS ALREADY LEFT THE U-S FOR PICK-UP. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA PATIENTS TO THE US-PKG


THERE HAS NEVER BEFORE BEEN A KNOWN CASE OF EBOLA IN THE UNITED STATES, BUT THERE WILL BE SOON.

THE C-D-C HAS RETROFITTED A LONG-RANGE BUSINESS JET WITH MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING AN ISOLATION CHAMBER, AND PLANS TO BRING TWO INFECTED AMERICANS BACK TO THE UNITED STATES.

AID WORKERS NANCY WRITEBOL AND DOCTOR KENT BRANTLY ARE CURRENTLY IN STABLE BUT GRAVE CONDITION.

"These patients need to be in isolation and that isolation needs to be pristine. Everything from the way that the air circulates in the room, the way that people are allowed to enter into the room, the anti-rooms -- the rooms before you get into where the patient is -- so people can gown up. All of that is necessary and really quite effective."

AT AN ADVANCED STAGE, EBOLA IT CAN CAUSE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL BLEEDING.

THE SYMPTOMS INCLUDE WEAKNESS, FEVER, HEADACHES, AND VOMITING.

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SAYS IT HAS INFECTED MORE THAN 13-HUNDRED PEOPLE IN WEST AFRICA SINCE MARCH. THOSE CASES HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 55-PERCENT FATAL.

LIBERIA HAS BEEN ESPECIALLY HARD-HIT.

"The government does not have the capacity anymore to deal with this outbreak. So we need the help of the international community."

EVEN AS NATIONS CALL FOR MORE HELP WITH WHAT MAY BE THE WORST-EVER EBOLA OUTBREAK IN HISTORY, INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN GROUPS ARE PULLING OUT.

.AND THE C-D-C HAS ISSUED A LEVEL THREE TRAVEL WARNING FOR LIBERIA, GUINEA, AND SIERRA LEONE.

"It's a recommendation that people avoid nonessential travel to those three locations."

THERE IS NO KNOWN CURE FOR EBOLA. THERE IS AN EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE -- BUT TESTING FOR THAT VACCINE ISN'T EXPECTED UNTIL AT LEAST SEPTEMBER.

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


RICHARD MCTEAR GUILTY-SS


A FLORIDA MAN IS GUILTY OF KILLING A THREE MONTH OLD BOY. BY TOSSING HIM OUT OF A MOVING VEHICLE

A JURY FOUND RICHARD MCTEAR GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER AND SEVERAL OTHER CHARGES.

PROSECUTORS SAY THE 26-YEAR-OLD ATTACKED HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND. THEN TOOK OFF WITH HER SON.

HE THREW THE BABY OUT OF A CAR WINDOW ON INTERSTATE 2-75 IN TAMPA.

ALL THIS HAPPENED BACK IN 2009.

NOW MCTEAR COULD FACE THE DEATH PENALTY. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOLS LAWSUIT-VO


RIGHT NOW THERE'S A LAWSUIT CHALLENGING THE EXPANSION OF FLORIDA'S VOUCHER SYSTEM FOR EDUCATION.

SIX FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN HOPE IT DOESN'T HOLD UP IN COURT.

THEY SAY A PROGRAM HELPING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES WOULD ALSO BE STRUCK DOWN IF THE LAWSUIT -- SUCCEEDS.

PARENTS SAID THE NEW LAW GIVES THEIR CHILDREN MORE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES -- THROUGH CUSTOMIZED SCHOLARSHIPS.

FORMER DEMOCRATIC STATE SENATOR AL LAWSON SAYS THE STATE'S LARGEST TEACHER'S UNION SHOULD NEVER HAVE FILED THEIR LAWSUIT. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOLS LAWSUIT-SOTVO


Sot: Al Lawson, Former Florida Senate Democratic Leader

"I'm really disappointed that FEA would pay these lawyers to go against these families who have so much need. It's the damnedest thing that I have ever seen, in this educational process, for those kids who need it most."

THE MOTION TO INTERVENE WOULD ALLOW THE FAMILIES TO JOIN THE LIST OF DEFENDANTS IN THE CASE -- WHICH INCLUDE GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT AND THE STATE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER. Return to index of stories...


HEAT STROKE AWARENESS-SOTVO


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS VERY LUCKY.

WE LEARNED FIREFIGHTERS HAVE SAVED NUMEROUS CHILDREN THIS SUMMER --

WHO WERE STUCK IN HOT CARS.

Tracy McMillion, Iona McGregor Fire Department

:26:53 even with all the education and all the information that we try

to put out there, it constantly needs to be a reminder

THE IONA MCGREGOR FIRE DEPARTMENT TEAMED UP WITH "SAFE KIDS" AND LEE

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TO SHOW US HOW FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE CHILDREN STUCK IN HOT CARS.

SO FAR THIS YEAR --

19 KIDS HAVE DIED IN HOT CARS IN THE U-S.

TWO IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


HEAT STROKE AWARENESS-SOTVO


Francine Donnorummo,

Asst. State Attorney

:32:50 Is there anything else we can do.

I dont know! I think making people aware over and over again and

making the community almost accountable. If you see a kid in a car,

YOU take action.

IN 2007 -- FLORIDA MADE IT A CRIME TO LEAVE A CHILD, SIX YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER, IN A CAR FOR 15 MINUTES OR MORE. Return to index of stories...


TAWAIN GAS EXPLOSION-INTRO


TODAY WE SEEING THE DAMAGE FROM A GAS EXPLOSION.

CARS AND TRUCKS GO AIRBORN AS AT LEAST 25 PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES IN TAIWAN.

ANNA COREN TAKES US THROUGH HOW THE EXPLOSION UNFOLDED. Return to index of stories...


TAWAIN GAS EXPLOSION-PKG


FIREBALLS ENGULF THE NIGHT SKY OVER TAIWAN'S SECOND LARGEST CITY…

… as explosion after explosion hurls concrete, cars and bodies through the air … creating carnage, horror and mayhem in Kaohsiung.

"The entire road sank in a few seconds", explains this woman. "The first explosion was within 100 meters from here, the second was behind it and the third in the opposite direction. The explosions just kept going on and on".

UNDERGROUND GAS LEAKS FROM PETROCHEMICAL PIPELINES BUILT ALONGSIDE THE CITY'S SEWER SYSTEM ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE TRIGGERED THE MULTIPLE EXPLOSIONS.

TAIWAN'S CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY CNA SAYS RESIDENTS HAD EARLIER REPORTED THE SMELL OF LEAKING GAS TO AUTHORITIES.

FIREFIGHTERS INVESTIGATING … UNAWARE OF THE INFERNO THAT WAS ABOUT TO ERUPT. AS CAPTURED ON CCTV FOOTAGE FROM AN UNDERGROUND CAR PARK AROUND MIDNIGHT.

AT LEAST 24 PEOPLE WERE KILLED INCLUDING 4 FIREFIGHTERS - HUNDREDS OF OTHERS WERE INJURED.

THE BLASTS SO POWERFUL … VEHICLES WERE THROWN ONTO THE ROOFS OF 3- 4 STORY BUILDINGS … WHILE LONG TRENCHES IN THE STREETS EVIDENCE OF THE FEROCIOUS FORCE THAT CAME FROM UNDERGROUND.

"We saw a motorcycle on the rooftop and thought someone might be up there. Rescuers searched and found one person alive", says this man.

THIS INJURED MAN WHO WAS RUSHED TO HOSPITAL KNOWS HOW LUCKY HE IS TO BE ALIVE.

"I was riding my motorcycle when my feet were hit by a manhole cover; dirt and rocks went flying and hit me."

AS THE CITY TRIES TO COMPREHEND THE ENORMITY OF THIS DISASTER THAT RIPPED APART NEIGHBORHOODS. AN INVESTIGATION IS NOW UNDERWAY INTO HOW THIS COULD HAPPEN AND WHO IS RESPONSIBLE.

ANNA COREN CNN HONG KONG Return to index of stories...


CLINTON TALKS BIN LADEN-OC SOTVO


FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE ARE HEARING A STARTLING AUDIO RECORDING OF FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON -- SAYING HE "COULD HAVE KILLED" OSAMA BIN LADEN.

INCREDIBLY, THE FORMER PRESIDENT MADE THE REMARKS JUST *HOURS* BEFORE THE FIRST PLANE HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER ON NINE-ELEVEN.

TAKE A LISTEN.

"And I'm just saying that, you know, if I were Osama bin Laden -- he is a very smart guy, I've spent a lot of time thinking about him -- and I nearly got him once. I nearly got him. And I could have gotten him -- I could have killed him, but I would have to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300 innocent women and children, and then I would have been no better than him. And so I didn't do it."

PRESIDENT CLINTON SAID THOSE WORDS ON SEPTEMBER TENTH, 2001 -- SPEAKING TO A SMALL GROUP OF BUSINESSPEOPLE IN AUSTRALIA.

THE RECORDING IS JUST NOW BEING MADE PUBLIC -- AFTER IT WAS OBTAINED BY THE SKY NEWS AUSTRALIA PROGRAM "PAUL MURRAY LIVE".

THE MAN IN THE AUDIENCE THAT DAY WHO MADE THE RECORDING SAYS MR. CLINTON WAS ANSWERING A QUESTION ABOUT TERRORISM.

A NUMBER OF BOOKS -- ALONG WITH THE NINE-ELEVEN COMMISSION REPORT -- HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION CONSIDERED A DECEMBER 19-98 STRIKE ON BIN LADEN, BUT SCRAPPED THE PLAN OVER POSSIBLE COLLATERAL DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


HOPE FOR HAITI-TRX OTS CG


THIS WEEKEND N-B-C-2 IS HELPING RAISE MONEY FOR FAMILIES IN HAITI.

WE'RE HOSTING HOPE FOR HAITI'S 4TH ANNUAL PUB CRAWL AT THE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY IN NAPLES.

TO RAISE MONEY FOR PEOPLE STILL STRUGGLING SINCE HURRICANE HANNA HIT IN 2008.

ONE DOLLAR GOES ALONG WAY IN HAITI.

IT SUPPORTS ONE DAY OF TEACHING FOR APPROXIMATELY 30 STUDENTS.

PROVIDES 6 MONTHS OF DE-WORMING MEDICATION TO 1 CHILD.

AND PLANTS ONE TREE CARED FOR BY A STUDENT.

WE'VE PUT INFORMATION ABOUT HOPE FOR HAITI ON NBC DASH-2 DOT COM, CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


BUTTERY ROAD-OC VO


IN INDIANAPOLIS, A TRACTOR TRAILER CARRYING 45-THOUSAND POUNDS OF BUTTER AND WHIPPED CREAM CRASHED ALONG INTERSTATE 465 EARLY FRIDAY.

THE TRUCK SPLIT IN HALF SPILLING CREAM AND BUTTER ACROSS THE ROAD.

THE TWO EASTBOUND LANES OF THE INTERSTATE WERE EXPECTED TO BE SHUT DOWN FOR ABOUT FOUR HOURS AS CREWS CLEANED UP THE MESS.

NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


LEBRON LICENSE PLATE-OTS


AN OHIO LAWMAKER WANTS TO CREATE A SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATE CELEBRATING THE HOMECOMING OF LEBRON JAMES.

A STATE REPRESENTATIVE SAYS HE PLANS TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS FOR THE "LEBRON JAMES WITNESS 2.0" TAG.

LEBRON, AN AKRON NATIVE, ANNOUNCED ON JULY 11 THAT HE WAS RETURNING TO THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS, FOUR YEARS AFTER BREAKING THE CITY'S COLLECTIVE HEART BY JUMPING TO THE MIAMI HEAT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRX


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON NBC-2

CONFUSION OVER THE REALISTIC-LOOKING DOLL LED EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TO BELIEVE IT COULD BE A CHILD.

PLUS--

MEET SOME PEOPLE WHO COOKED A STEAK LIKE NEVER BEFORE. ON A BED OF MOLTEN LAVA!

THIS IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) RESCUE BABY DOLL-VOTOPS


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TZ4B) STEAKS ON LAVA-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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STEAKS ON LAVA-ON CAM


BEHOLD THE FIRST STEAK EVER GRILLED. ON LAVA!

JEANNE MOOS REPORTS THIS GASTRONOMIC ERUPTION HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS TASTING LIKE "THE BEST STEAK EVER." Return to index of stories...


STEAKS ON LAVA-PKG


FIRE UP THE GRILL.

NOT THAT ONE, THIS ONE. TIME TO GRILL A STEAK.

ON LAVA?

Most chefs could only dream of this heat.

SERIOUSLY, THEY GRILLED A COUPLE OF RIBEYE STEAKS ON A MAN MADE STREAM OF LAVA.

Sizzle whoa nice

A LONDON FOOD DESIGNER NAMED SAM BOMPAS DREAMED UP THE IDEA.

It cooked like greased lightning.

BUT WHERE TO GET THE LAVA?

ONLY THIS GUY HAS THE PROPER FURNACE.

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY SCULPTURE PROFESSOR ROBERT WYSOCKI HAS BEEN HEATING BASSALT GRAVEL TO MAKE ARTIFICIAL LAVA FOR ALMOST 5 YEARS. DOING ART AND GEOLOGY EXPERIMENTS.

BUT NEVER BEFORE HAD HE COOKED STEAK AND CORN ON THE COB.

MOOS STANDUP

"this wasn't the kind of cookout where just a regular old apron will do."

YOU NEED A PROTECTIVE LEATHER JACKET, VISOR AND LOOK AT THOSE OVEN MITTS.

Unlike normal bbq you're not getting any smoke coming off that.

THE STEAKS WERE FIRST SEARED AT 2100 DEGREES.

:01 or:02 seconds of sizzle then "they're done"

THEY WERE TAKEN OFF THE GRILL THEN RETURNED FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES ONCE THE LAVA HAD COOLED.

SAM BOMPAS CALLED IT THE BEST STEAK HE'D EVER EATEN.

You get a really thick char on the outside which frankly tastes delicious and when cut into it medium rare, it's juicy and unctuous.

UNCTUOUS MEANING RICH AND FABULOUSLY FATTY.

I HAVEN'T HAD THIS MUCH FUN WATCHING MEAT COOK SINCE THE TIME WE COOKED VEAL WRAPPED IN ALUMINUM FOIL ON THE ENGINE OF A CAR.

AFTER AN HOUR OF DRIVING, IT LOOKED LIKE ROADKILL BUT WAS.

Exceptionally tasty.

UNLESS YOU LIVE NEAR AN ERUPTING VOLCANO, YOUR ONLY HOPE OF ENJOYING A LAVA COOKED STEAK SEEMS REMOTE.

What we'd like to do is offer a lava bbq service. If you're having an epic party, call us up and we'll come down with our furnace and cook up the best steak of your life.

THERE WAS ONE CASUALTY. AN EAR OF CORN WAS ENGULFED IN LAVA.

THEY EVEN ROASTED MARSHMALLOWS FOR DESSERT.

STILL WE PREFER OUR VOLCANOS.RARE.

JEANNE MOOS CNN

Whew oh my god ahhh

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WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-ROB


!!!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.

Tracking rain chances and weekend forecast details

A few showers over the Gulf of Mexico may continue to scrape our coastal areas this morning, as the opportunity for rainfall comes ashore this afternoon.

With the progression of the seabreeze from the Gulf of Mexico, we'll stand the chance for some showers or storms this afternoon. After lunchtime, the greatest area of opportunity for rain and thunder will be along and east of the I-75 corridor.

This evening it's a possibility some storms may try to build back closer toward the US41 corridor and coastal regions.

Temperatures today are expected to top out at 92 degrees.

For the upcoming weekend, we will stand a good chance for seabreeze-induced showers and thunderstorms during the late afternoon and early evening timeframes. Temps on both days should max out in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha is located in the Atlantic Ocean about 110 miles east-northeast of Barbados. The storm has max sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving to the west-northwest at 20 mph.

This storm is not expected to have a direct impact on our weather. The official forecast cone places Bertha moving toward the northern side of the island of Hispanola, then on the eastern Bahamas, before curling northward into the Atlantic.

Stay with NBC2 for updates on Bertha's progression throughout the weekend. Return to index of stories...


EMTS RESCUE BABY DOLL-ON CAM


CALL IT A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY.

EMERGENCY RESPONDERS THOUGHT THEY WERE RESCUING A BABY LEFT IN A HOT CAR.

BUT INSTEAD, THEY PULLED OUT A DOLL.

ANTHONY JOHNSON TAKES A LOOK AT THE LIFELIKE TOY AT THE CENTER OF THE MIX-UP. Return to index of stories...


EMTS RESCUE BABY DOLL-PKG


MEET TODD AND HIS GRANDMOTHER KITTY.

TAKE A CLOSE LOOK CAUSE TODD IS A LIFE SIZE DOLL.

BUT AT QUICK GLANCE, TODD APPEARS TO BE AN INFANT IN DISTRESS IN A HOT CAR AND THAT'S WHAT AUTHORITIES SAW WHEN KITTY 'S BROTHER USED THE SUV TO VISIT FRIENDS.

"When he came out, there were the cops and the ambulance and they broke the window thinking that there was a baby in there, but it wasn't a baby, it was a doll."

KITTY SAYS HER TWO YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER LEFT TODD PERCHED IN THE CAR SEAT.

A PASSERBY SAW TODD AND CALLED 911 ABOUT A CHILD IN DISTRESS.

WHEN THE HOBOKEN VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORP ARRIVED THEY HAD TO MAKE A SPLIT DECISION SO THEY BROKE THE DRIVERS SIDE WINDOW TO SAVE TODD.

"I saw pictures of the doll and it looked real. I got 34 years' experience in EMS and I probably would have broken the window too."

KITTY ADMITS TODD IS LIFELIKE BUT SINCE SHE HAS A BUSTED WINDOW SHE WISHES THE EMERGENCY RESPONDERS WOULD HAVE TAKEN A CLOSER LOOK.

"The doll's there, all you have to do is go like this and there's the doll.

RESCUING KIDS FROM HOT CARS IS A MAJOR CONCERN.

SO MUCH SO POLICE IN PHILADELPHIA PUT OUT THIS HARSH WARNING ON TWITTER ABOUT HANDLING CASES WHERE KIDS ARE LEFT IN HOT CARS.

THEY WONT HESITATE TO BUST THE WINDOW BECAUSE TEMPERATURES RISE RAPIDLY AND THERE IS NO TIME TO WAIT.

"Seconds are paramount there, that's the difference between a baby breathing, not breathing, pulse, no pulse."

TODD IS BACK HOME AND KITTY IS MAKING A CLAIM TO REPAIR THE WINDOW.

"You can replace a window, but you can't replace a life.".

"HERE'S WHY POLICE TAKE THIS MATTER VERY SERIOUSLY. LAST YEAR, THERE WERE 44 DEATHS OF CHILDREN BEING LEFT IN HOT CARS AND SO FAR THIS YEAR, THERE HAVE BEEN 19 DEATHS. Return to index of stories...


WATER PARK INJURES 12-VO


A WATER SLIDE IN FLORIDA COLLAPSED THURSDAY, INJURING 13 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND SENDING FIVE OF THEM TO HOSPITALS.

THE FLEMING ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL BAND WAS HOSTING A POOL PARTY AT THE EAGLE HARBOR COMMUNITY POOL.

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THERE WERE 10 TO 15 PEOPLE ON THE SLIDE, EVEN THOUGH A SIGN ON THE STAIRS SAID ONLY ONE PERSON SHOULD BE ON THE SLIDE AT A TIME.

ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF THE SLIDE COLLAPSED INTO A RETENTION POND NEXT TO THE POOL.

MOST OF THE INJURIES WERE SAID TO BE MINOR, WITH SOME OF THE TEENS HAVING ABRASIONS, CUTS AND BRUISES. Return to index of stories...


NEVERLAND MAY SALE-VO


MICHAEL JACKSON'S NEVERLAND MAY BE PUT UP FOR SALE.

THE INVESTMENT COMPANY THAT OWNS A CONTROLLING INTEREST IN THE 27-HUNDRED ACRE PROPERTY "IS CONSIDERING" THE MOVE.

THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY PROPERTY IS NOT CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET.

JACKSON'S ESTATE ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING "WE ARE SADDENED AT THE PROSPECT OF THE SALE OF NEVERLAND." Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


A HOT SHOT MAY PROVIDE A SECOND SHOT FOR PEOPLE BATTLING RECURRENT CANCERS.

THE STORY COMING UP IN HEALTH MATTERS.

PLUS IMAGINE GETTING A KNOCK ON THE DOOR--

AND ITS THIS. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) GATOR AT DOOR-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


THERE'S A NEW LINE OF CANCER TREATMENT, AIMED AT PATIENTS WHO HAVE USED UP THEIR TOLERANCE TO RADIATION.

IT'S CALLED HYPER-THERMIA.

IT DELIVERS A HOT SHOT THAT INCREASES EFFECTIVENESS OF RADIATION AND CERTAIN CHEMOTHERAPIES.

AMY OSHIER HAS MORE IN OUR HEALTH MATTERS REPORT Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


IT IS ONE OF THE HARSHEST REALITIES OF CANCER. A PATIENT UNDERGOES

TREATMENT AND THEN THE DISEASE COMES BACK. AND OPTIONS ARE

DWINDLING. WHEN IT COMES TO RADIATION THERE MAY BE A SAFE WAY TO

TAKE A SECOND SHOT.

DR. ALAN BROWN/RADIATION ONCOLOGIST

RUNS:

1:06 Hyperthermia makes radiation more effective so we don't have to use higher

doses we would otherwise have to use to result in the same kill- or tumor control.

HYPERTHERMIA, OR THERMOTHERAPY USES HEAT TO DAMAGE AND KILL

CANCER CELLS. THE FDA HAS APPROVED ITS USE FOR PALLIATIVE CARE AND

RECURRENCES.

DR. ALAN BROWN/RADIATION ONCOLOGIST

RUNS:

1:26: So for instance a patient that has a breast cancer that have had previous

mastectomy and radiation/chemotherapy and the cancer comes back, 1:42: And

because of the previous radiation we're somewhat limited of the amount of radiation we

can give again. So this would be a particular use in those patients because when the

heat is applied to the chest wall what it does is make the radiation more effective.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Researchers have long known that heat kills cancer, the key is to effectively deliver

and control the heat. New technologies are able to do both. When hyperthermia and

radiation therapy are combined, they are usually given within an hour of each other.

DR. ALAN BROWN/RADIATION ONCOLOGIST

RUNS:

4:44 Ideally for this treatment to be successful we want the temperature to be

maintained at about 108 degrees. Anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and it's usually

done in conjunction with radiation so even though heat can kill cancer cells, when it's

given in combination with radiation and even chemotherapy it's more effective.

HEAT IS DELIVERED BY PLACING A LIQUID-FILLED BLADDER AGAINST

THE SKIN, ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT CONSIDERED A CURATIVE TREATMENT,

HYPERTHERMIA IS SUCCESSFULLY TURNING UP THE HEAT ON TUMORS. FOR

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


NATIONAL DRINK TAX-OC VO


THE DEBATE ABOUT SUGARY DRINKS IS PLAYING OUT IN CONGRESS.

A DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATIVE INTRODUCES LEGISLATION THIS WEEK TO TAX SWEET DRINKS.

CONGRESSWOMAN ROSA DELAURO FROM CONNECTICUT INTRODUCED THE "SWEET ACT."

IT WOULD REQUIRE DRINK MANUFACTURES TO PAY A PENNY TAX FOR EACH TEASPOON OF SUGAR, HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP OR OTHER CALORIC SWEETENERS.

THAT WORKS OUT TO ROUGHLY A DIME PER CAN OF SODA. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


PROUD PAPA BRIAN WILLIAMS GUSHES OVER HIS DAUGHTER'S CASTING.

SINGER LORDE LANDS A BIG GIG.

AND BAD NEWS FOR BIG BANG THEORY FANS.

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


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


BRIAN WILLIAMS IS A PROUD PAPA.

ON WEDNESDAY, THE "NBC NIGHTLY NEWS" ANCHOR REPORTED ON HIS DAUGHTER LANDING THE LEAD ROLE IN THE UPCOMING NBC SPECIAL "PETER PAN LIVE!"

THE VETERAN ANCHOR MANAGED TO KEEP A STRAIGHT FACE DURING THE REPORT.

"Allison Williams will play the role of peter pan.BUTT TO "family members confirmed she's been rehearsing for this role since the age of 3.

THE LIVE TELEVISED MUSICAL WILL AIR DEC 4.

IF YOU LOVED THE "HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE" SOUNDTRACK BECAUSE OF SINGER LORDE.GET READY TO BE HAPPY.

ON THURSDAY.THIS TWEET APPEARED ON THE OFFICIAL PAGE FOR MOCKINGJAY PART 1.

"GRAMMY-WINNER @LORDEMUSIC TO PEN AN ORIGINAL SONG & CURATE #MOCKINGJAY PART 1 SOUNDTRACK!

THE "ROYALS" SINGER WILL NOT ONLY PROVIDE THE FIRST SINGLE FOR THE ALBUM, BUT WILL ALSO HAND PICK THE ARTISTS FOR THE ALBUM.

BAD NEWS FOR "BIG BANG THEORY" FANS

PRODUCTION ON THE CBS COMEDY HAS BEEN PUT ON HOLD BECAUSE OF QUOTE "ONGOING CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS"

ACCORDING TO THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, SOME OF THE STARS OF CBS' NUMBER ONE COMEDY ARE SEEKING A SIZABLE PAY RAISE. A MILLION PER EPISODE.

NO WORD ON HOW LONG THE DELAY WILL BE.BUT CBS HAS THE SHOW RETURNING SEPTEMBER 22.

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


GATOR AT THE DOOR-VO


WHEN YOU GO TO OPEN YOUR FRONT DOOR YOU DON'T EXPECT TO SEE THIS.

A 9-FOOT ALLIGATOR STARED BACK A CORAL SPRINGS COUPLE.

A LOUD KNOCK WOKE THEM UP THURSDAY MORNING.

THEY FOUND THIS ALLIGATOR SITTING ON THEIR FRONT PORCH.

THEY LIVE ON A CANAL THAT FEEDS INTO THE EVERGLADES.

SO GATOR SIGHTINGS AREN'T UNCOMMON HERE

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NEW AT NOON TEASE-2SHOT


COMING UP ON NBC-2 NEWS AT NOON.

WE'RE UNCOVERING NEW DETAILS FROM A NAPLES RESTAURANT RAID.

WHEN AGENTS SAY GAME'S OVER - RESTAURANT WORKERS CALLED IT ALL A MISUNDERSTANDING.

BREAKING DETAILS ABOUT THE RESTAURANT OWNER - INVESTIGATORS HOLD RESPONSIBLE FOR A HOUSE OF GAMBLING.

THEN --

THE MORE WE KNOW, THE MORE WE CAN PREVENT THEM FROM HAPPENING.

DOCTORS ARE EXPLORING A GENE INSIDE US, THAT COULD LINK TO THE LIKELIHOOD OF SUICIDE.

PLUS--

"I've lived in south Florida for 26 years. I've never, never, ever seen a melting car."

UNTIL NOW.

A GOOEY SITUATION IS CAUSING A SERIOUS HAZARD FOR DRIVERS.

NBC-2 UNCOVERS WHAT CAR CAN'T SEEM TO TAKE THE FLORIDA SUN. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) NAPLES RESTAURANT-VOTOPS SS


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NOON TZB) SUICIDE GENE-TRX VOTOPS


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NOON TZC) MELTING DASHBOARD-TRX SOTVO


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