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HL1) CAR IN CANAL-TRX VOTOPS TEASE THREE-TRX
HL2) SCHOOL COUNTDOWN-TRX VOTOPS TZ3A) AIRLINE STOWAWAY-VOTOPS
HL3) WEATHER-TRX OMNI TOPS TZ3B) PEOPLE TIP TRAIN-VOTOPS
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
CAR IN WATER FATAL-OC-SS-VO TS1) CAR IN CANAL-TC MON VO
CAR IN WATER FATAL-SOTVO TS2) BODY FOUND NEAR I75-TC MON VO
I75 BODY FOUND-OC-SS-VO TS3) LIGHTNING VICTIM-TC MON VO
LIGHTNING VICTIM SPEAKING-TRX-SS AIRLINE STOWAWAY-PLASMA VO
BERGDAHL MEETING TODAY-INTRO AIRLINE STOWAWAY-PKG
BERGDAHL MEETING TODAY-PKG CHILD SEX STING-VO
AFGHAN GENERAL-VO CHILD SEX STING-SOTVO
AFGHAN GENERAL-SOTVO PARATRANSIT IN LEE COUNTY-VO
NBC WSJ POLL-OC-CG SOLID WASTE FEES-VO
EBOLA LATEST-TRX INTRO AGING CAPE BRIDGE-TRX-VOTOPS
EBOLA LATEST-PKG 911 CALL TRAFFIC STOP-OC-SS
BACK 2 SCHOOL COUNTDOWN-TRX PLASMA 911 CALL TRAFFIC STOP-SOT-OC
BACK 2 SCHOOL COUNTDOWN-CG COLLIER READING-OTS
BACK 2 SCHOOL COUNTDOWN-PLASMA THE GOODYEAR BLIMP-INTRO
SCHOOL SHOTS-CGTOPS THE GOODYEAR BLIMP-PKG
TEEN CAR SHOPPING-TRX-VO FL SAME SEX MARRIAGE-OC VO
TEEN CAR SHOPPING-SOTVO HIROSHIMA BOMBING-OC VO
MCD'S DRIVE THRU CLOCK-OTS RESCUED FROM RUBBLE-OC VO
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT PEOPLE TIP OVER TRAIN-TRX OC VO
TZ1A) FM MIDTOWN-VOTOPS-TRX TEASE FOUR-TRX
TZ1N) CAPE BREWERIES-VOTOPS TZ4A) MCDONALDS-VOTOPS
WEATHER-STC TZ4B) TATOO CONTEST-VOTOPS
COLORADO EARLY FALL-VOTOPS WEATHER TEASE-STC
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP THE PAINTING POODLE-ON CAM
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL THE PAINTING POODLE-PKG
FORT MYERS MIDTOWN-TRX-VO WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
FORT MYERS MIDTOWN-SOTVO WEATHER-WX WALL
CAPE BREWERIES-TRX VO MAN LOOSES WEIGHT EATING MCDONALDS-ON CAM
CAPE BREWERIES-SOTVO MAN LOOSES WEIGHT EATING MCDONALDS-PKG
CAPE BANNERS FOR VETS-TRX-VOTOPS TATTOO BEAUTY CONTEST-TRX SOTVO
CAPE BANNERS FOR VETS-SOTVO TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
AFRICAN SUMMIT-OC VO TZ5A) NINJA TURTLES-VO
NEW LEAKER-VO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
RUSSIANS STEAL PASSWORDS-TRXVOTOPS HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
WORK IS A BEACH-EBOX, VOFULL COMCAST OFFER-OC VO
TEASE TWO-TRX HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
TZ2A) NORMAN LOVE-VOWIPE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
TZ2A) FEMALE COACH-VOTOPS TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES-OC-SOTVO
LEE COUNTY DAS PLANS-TRX OC VO NEW AT NOON TEASE-2SHOT
LEE COUNTY DAS PLANS-SOTVO-WIPE NOON TZA) CAR IN WATER CANAL-VOTOPS
NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-VOWIPE NOON TZB) US GENERAL KILLED-VOTOPS
NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-SOTVO NOON TZC) IPHONE 6-VOTOPS
1ST NBA FEMALE COACH-VO CLOSE---


HL1) CAR IN CANAL-TRX VOTOPS


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW--

INVESTIGATORS ARE PIECING TOGETHER HOW A CAR WENT UNDER-WATER IN NAPLES.

WE NOW KNOW THE VICTIM AND WHAT POLICE THINK MAY HAVE HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


HL2) SCHOOL COUNTDOWN-TRX VOTOPS


AND MOMS AND DADS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE GETTING EXCITED.

WE ARE JUST 12 DAYS AWAY FROM THE START OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

STRAIGHT AHEAD. TIPS ON HOW YOU CAN GET THE KIDS UP AND OUT OF BED A LITTLE EASIER AND QUICKER. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WEATHER-TRX OMNI TOPS


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NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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CAR IN WATER FATAL-OC-SS-VO


RIGHT NOW WE HAVE ALL NEW DETAILS ON A DEADLY CRASH IN NAPLES. WHERE A CAR ENDED UP SUBMERGED IN WATER.

DEPUTIES FOUND A CAR SUBMERGED IN WATER NEAR POLLY AVENUE AND SUNSET BOULEVARD IN EAST NAPLES.

WE'RE LEARNING HE IS 44 YEAR OLD YVON JEAN BAPTISTE FROM NAPLES.

THE 9-1-1 CALL CAME IN JUST BEFORE 9-30 LAST NIGHT.

OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS SAY THE VICTIM WAS UNDERWATER FOR 10 TO 15 MINUTES BEFORE DIVERS PULLED HIM OUT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY IT APPEARED THE CAR WAS GOING AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED.

SKID MARKS ON THE GRASS MARK THE SPOT.

NBC-2 SPOKE TO A NEIGHBOR WHO RUSHED TO THE SCENE. Return to index of stories...


CAR IN WATER FATAL-SOTVO


weird to hear about, quiet neighborhood, kind of shocking

INVESTIGATORS SAY IT APPEARS ONLY ONE VEHICLE WAS INVOLVED.

AS YOU CAN TELL FROM THE VIDEO, THERE AREN'T STREET LIGHTS IN THIS AREA. Return to index of stories...


I75 BODY FOUND-OC-SS-VO


TODAY NBC-2 WILL BE PUSHING FOR ANSWERS. AFTER LAWN CARE WORKERS MAKE A GRUESOME DISCOVERY:

A BODY DUMPED NOT FAR FROM I-75 IN THE HEART OF LEE COUNTY.

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW THE BODY GOT THERE. AND ALSO THE IDENTITY.

THIS IS NEAR COLONIAL BOULEVARD.

A LANDSCAPING CREW FOUND THE BODY ABOUT 100 FEET FROM THE SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE YESTERDAY.

DEPUTIES WON'T SAY YET IF THE DEATH IS SUSPICIOUS. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING VICTIM SPEAKING-TRX-SS


DEVELPING AT 11:00

THE LEHIGH TEEN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING TWO WEEKS AGO HAS RECOVERED SO MUCH.HE'S READY TO DO AN INTERVIEW!

THIS IS JUST INCREDIBLE.

ZACH LATAWIEC WAS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND DOCTORS TOLD HIS MOM HE HAD PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE.

THEN SUDDENLY, HE WOKE UP AND HAS BEEN GETTING BETTER EVERY DAY SINCE.

WE WILL HAVE A CREW IN ZACH'S HOSPITAL ROOM TO TALK TO HIM.

COUNT ON OUR STORIES THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ON NBC 2 NEWS. Return to index of stories...


BERGDAHL MEETING TODAY-INTRO


AN ARMY INVESTIGATOR WILL MEET WITH SERGEANT BOWE BERDAHL TODAY TO INTERVIEW THE SOLDIER ABOUT HIS DISAPPEARANCE FROM HIS POST IN AFGHANISTAN IN 2009.

AS ANDREW SPENCER REPORTS. QUESTIONS ABOUT POSSIBLE DESERTION STILL LINGER AROUND THE FORMER TALIBAN PRISONER. Return to index of stories...


BERGDAHL MEETING TODAY-PKG


BOWE BERGDAHL WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS, TODAY, ABOUT HIS DISAPPEARANCE FROM AN ARMY POST IN AFGHANISTAN FIVE YEARS AGO.

THE SOLDIER'S RECOVERY IN MAY THROUGH A PRISONER SWAP WITH THE TALIBAN CAME WITH MIXED REACTIONS; SOME CHEERED HIS RESCUE, WHILE OTHERS RENEWED THEIR QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS DISAPPEARANCE. MEMBERS OF HIS OWN UNIT CALLED HIM A DESERTER

OFFICIALS SAY THE ARMY CONCLUDED IN 2009 THAT BERGDAHL DID LEAVE HIS POST OF HIS OWN FREE WILL, BUT WITHOUT KNOWING HIS INTENT, IT COULDN'T DEFINITIVELY SAVE HE WAS A DESERTER.

BERGDAHL MEETS, TODAY, WITH THE ARMY GENERAL WHO'S LEADING THE INVESTIGATION.

BERGDAHL'S ATTORNEY SAYS HE WOULDN'T CHARACTERIZE THE MEETING AS AN INTERROGATION; MORE LIKE PEOPLE SITTING AROUND A CONFERENCE TABLE -- AT LEAST, THAT'S WHAT HE ASSUMES.

BERGDAHL HAS MET WITH MAJOR GENERAL KENNETH DAHL BEFORE BUT ONLY BRIEFLY.

CAPTURED AS A PRIVATE FIRST CLASS AND PROMOTED TO SERGEANT DURING HIS ABSENCE, BERGDAHL IS NOW BACK ON REGULAR DUTY AT FORT SAM HOUSTON -- NEAR WHERE HE UNDERWENT COUNSELING AND MEDICAL CARE.

THE ARMY SAID, LAST MONTH, HE WILL EVENTUALLY BE GIVEN A POSITION COMMENSURATE WITH HIS NEW RANK.

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


AFGHAN GENERAL-VO


NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ABOUT THE AFGHAN SOLDIER THAT KILLED A UNITED STATES GENERAL.

WE NOW KNOW HE HID IN A BATHROOM BEFORE THE ATTACK.

HE WENT BY THE NAME RAFIQULLAH AND WAS IN HIS 20'S.

THE SHOOTER OPENED FIRE USING A NATO MACHINE GUN, KILLING MAJOR GENERAL HAROLD GREENE AND WOUNDING OTHER TOP OFFICERS.

A TOP AFGHAN MILITARY OFFICIAL SAYS RAFIQULLAH CAME FROM A DISTRICT IN AFGHANISTAN THAT IS KNOWN FOR HARBORING FIGHTERS WITH STRONG TIES TO THE TALIBAN.

ALSO AMONG THOSE KILLED, A GERMAN BRIGADIER GENERAL. Return to index of stories...


AFGHAN GENERAL-SOTVO


"He really believed in what he was doing over there and was really proud to serve."

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"And the family has asked that I pass along that they believe that the Army as well as Afghanistan, and America, has lost a true hero. "

U-S MAJOR GENERAL HAROLD GREENE WAS DEPUTY COMMANDER IN CHARGE OF TRAINING AFGHAN GOVERNMENT FORCES.

HE DIED WHILE VISITING SOME OF THE MEN HE HELPED TRAIN.

THE SHOOTER HAD BEEN VETTED BY AFGHAN MILITARY OFFICIALS.

THEY SAY HE PASSED THE 7 STEP REVIEW PROCESS. Return to index of stories...


NBC WSJ POLL-OC-CG


AMERICANS ARE FED UP. AND NEW NUMBERS PROVE IT.

AN N-B-C / WALL STREET JOURNAL POLL SHOWS PRESIDENT OBAMA'S APPOVAL RATING HAS SAGGED TO 40 PERCENT. HIS ALL-TIME LOW.

JUST 14 PERCENT OF PEOPLE APPROVE OF THE JOB *CONGRESS IS DOING.

A WHOPPING 79 PERCENT ARE FRUSTRATED WITH THE ENTIRE POLITICAL SYSTEM.

AND THE GENERAL THEME OF THE POLL. DISSATISFACTION WITH THE ECONOMY, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, AND OUR LEADERS, IN GENERAL. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA LATEST-TRX INTRO


FAMILY OF THE SECOND AMERICAN AID WORKER RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH EBOLA SAYS THE PATIENT IS WEAK BUT SHOWING SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT.

NANCY WRITEBOL'S HUSBAND SAYS THE FAMILY WAS CONSIDERING FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS.

NOW THEY'RE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC.

SHE'S BEING TREATED IN THE SAME ISOLATION UNIT AS HER COLLEAGUE DR. KENT BRANTLY.

DETAILS FROM DOCTOR SANJAY GUPTA. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA LATEST-PKG


.THIS MORNING.NANCY WRITEBOL IS BACK IN THE U-S.BEING TREATED AT EMORY HOSPITAL IN ATLANTA, JUST DAYS AGO IN LIBERIA WRITEBOL AND HER FAMILY.HAD TO FACE A GRIM POSSIBILITY. THE END OF HER LIFE, THIS IS A STATEMENT FROM HER HUSBAND READ BY ONE OF WRITEBOL'S COLLEAGUES.

A WEEK AGO, HE SAID, WE WERE THINKING ABOUT POSSIBLE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS.YET WE KEPT OUR FAITH. NOW WE HAVE REAL REASON TO BE HOPEFUL.

.ON MONDAY.DAYS AFTER RECEIVING AN EXPERIMENTAL EBOLA SERUM.WRITEBOL.STILL WEAK.BUT BETTER.BOARDED A MEDICAL PLANE SPECIALLY-DESIGNED TO TRANSPORT HIGH-RISK PATIENTS.IT WAS THE SAME PLANE THAT HAD PICKED UP AN INFECTED COLLEAGUE.DR. KENT BRANTLY.JUST TWO DAYS PRIOR.

IT WAS 1:11AM MONROVIA TIME.

WRITEBOL ATE SOME YOGURT BEFORE BOARDING AND REPORTEDLY STOOD UP WITH SOME ASSISTANCE.

BUT HER CONDITION.WAS STILL TENUOUS.

AS WRITEBOL CROSSED THE ATLANTIC.HER FAMILY.AND BRANTLY'S.PRAYED FOR HER SAFE RETURN.

BY 8:45 IN THE MORNING TUESDAY.AFTER MAKING A STOP IN MAINE.THE AIR AMBULANCE CARRYING WRITEBOL.TOOK OFF ON ITS LAST LEG.

ABOUT 3 HOURS LATER HER PLANE LANDED JUST OUTSIDE ATLANTA.

AND JUST BEFORE 1PM.WRITEBOL WAS WHEELED INTO EMORY BY WORKERS IN HAZMAT SUITS.

THIS TIME.SHE DID NOT STAND BUT SHE WAS HOME CLOSER TO HER FAMILY.

we still have a long ways to go but we have reason for hope. Return to index of stories...


BACK 2 SCHOOL COUNTDOWN-TRX PLASMA


YOUR KIDS ARE PROBABLY WIDE AWAKE BY NOW.

BUT VERY SOON, A LOT OF THEM WILL BE GETTING UP QUITE A BIT EARLIER THAN THEY HAVE ALL SUMMER.

WE'RE JUST 12 DAYS AWAY FROM THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

AND EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE A FEW WEEKS LEFT. NOW IS THE TIME TO GET YOUR KIDS. AND YOURSELF. REACCLIMATED AND BACK INTO A SCHOOL YEAR ROUTINE.

AND THAT DOESN'T MEAN JUST RIPPING OPEN THE CURTAINS AND YELLING "GET UP." Return to index of stories...


BACK 2 SCHOOL COUNTDOWN-CG


NBC-2 IS DICOVERING SOME PRETTY GOOD "NEED TO KNOW" TIPS THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS CHECKLIST WE'VE PUT TOGETHER

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: THIS ONE SEEMS OBVIOUS. BUT A LOT OF PARENTS WAIT TO PURCHASE THEM AND KIDS END UP BEING WITHOUT THE TOOLS THEY NEED THE FIRST FEW WEEKS.

ALSO. RESET YOUR BODY CLOCK.

DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE FIRST FEW NIGHTS BEFORE SCHOOL TO CREATE A SET BED TIME.

EXPERTS SAY *NOW IS THE TIME TO DO THAT.

ALSO THERE'S NOTHING WORSE THAN RUSHING TO SCHOOL OR MISSING THE BUS.

MOVE YOUR KIDS ALARM CLOCK ACROSS THE ROOM. OR MAKE SURE *YOU GET THEM UP YOURSELF.

AND HERE'S ANOTHER ONE. REGISTER FOR AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES NOW.

ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAVE DETAILS ONLINE ABOUT WHAT SPORTS AND CLUBS ARE OFFERED Return to index of stories...


BACK 2 SCHOOL COUNTDOWN-PLASMA


NOW, REMEMBER YOU STILL HAVE 12 DAYS.

BUT THE *BIGGEST TAKEAWAY FROM ALL OF THIS: GET YOUR KIDS TO BED ON TIME *NOW.

THAT MEANS A HALF AN HOUR *BEFORE* YOU WANT THEM TO FALL ASLEEP.

AND BY THE WAY. IF YOU'RE NOT SURE ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S BUS STOP, SCHEDULE OR START TIME. HEAD TO OUR WESBITE - NBC-DASH-2.COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL SHOTS-CGTOPS


JUST AS A HEADS UP.

OFFICALS AT THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN LEE COUNTY ARE URGING PARENTS OF CHILDREN ENTERING 7TH GRADE TO GET THE H-P-V VACCINE WHEN GETTING THEIR CHILDS BACK TO SCHOOL SHOTS.

VACCINES FOR CHILDREN AGES 18 AND UNDER ARE FREE.

ALL IMMUNIZATIONS ARE OFFERED ON A WALK-IN BASIS AT D-O-H MAIN OFFICE ON MICHIGAN AVENUE IN LEE COUNTY.

EXTENDED IMMUNIZATION HOURS ARE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, UNTIL THE 18TH OF THIS MONTH.

7 A-M TO 3-30 P-M. Return to index of stories...


TEEN CAR SHOPPING-TRX-VO


BUYING A CAR FOR YOUR TEENAGER OR CHILD FOR THE FIRST TIME CAN BE SCARY.

A STRESSFUL SITUATION-- WHEN THINKING OF WHAT CAR IS SAFEST-- MOST COST EFFICIENT-- AND WON'T BREAK DOWN.

ACCORDING TO THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY-- MANY TEENAGERS ARE DRIVING VEHICLES THAT DON'T OFFER GOOD CRASH PROTECTION AND LACK IMPORTANT SAFETY TECHNOLOGY.

WELL THIS MORNING WE WENT TO THE EXPERTS TO GET ADVICE THAT WILL HELP YOU MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION.

EXPERTS LISTED THREE SAFETY FEATURES TO LOOK FOR.

STABILITY CONTROL GIVES DRIVERS PEACE OF MIND IN WET ROAD CONDITIONS.

SIDE AND OVERHEAD AIRBAGS ARE OFTEN STANDARD FEATURES.

AND BLUETOOTH CAPABILITY HELPS DRIVERS KEEP BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL. Return to index of stories...


TEEN CAR SHOPPING-SOTVO


"It allows them to stay focused on the road, hands on the wheel. They aren't looking for their phones. It's great. It a lot of fun for the young driver. They can even okay music through blue tooth. And parents ok have peace of mind that their young driver is focused on the road. "

THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY DID SOME RESEARCH ON WHAT CARS ARE BEST FOR TEENS.

ON THE LIST-- A HONDA C-R-V AND A BUICK REGAL.

FOR THE FULL LIST GO TO OUR WEBSITE N-B-C DASH TWO COM.

CLICK NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


MCD'S DRIVE THRU CLOCK-OTS


YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THE SIGNS IN THE DRIVE-THRU WHILE YOU WERE WAITING ON YOUR HAMBURGER.

MCDONALD'S IS TESTING A NEW CONCEPT: PROMISING CUSTOMERS IN FLORIDA A FREE LUNCH IF THEIR DRIVE THRU ORDER ISN'T READY IN 60 SECONDS!

BUT THAT doesn’t MEAN FROM THE TIME YOUR ORDER TO THE TIME YOUR GET YOUR FOOD.

IT MEANS FROM THE TIME YOU **PAY** TO THE TIME YOU GET YOUR FOOD.

WORKERS WILL HAVE TO HUSTLE. SINCE THE AVERAGE MCDONALD'S DRIVETHRU ORDER TAKES A LITTLE MORE THAN THREE MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


MIDTOWN FORT MYERS.

YOU'VE LIKELY NEVER HEARD OF THAT PART OF TOWN.

IT'S FULL OF LOW INCOME HOUSING.

CRIME SCENE TAPE IS A COMMON SITE.

SOME SEE DOLLAR SIGNS.

WE LOOK INTO THE FUTURE OF MID-TOWN.

PLUS. COMING UP WE TELL YOU WHY CAPE CITY LEADERS WANT TO TAP IN TO A NATIOAL TREND. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) FM MIDTOWN-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1N) CAPE BREWERIES-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


COLORADO EARLY FALL-VOTOPS


IT'S BARELY AUGUST.

AND AS MUCH OF THE COUNTRY SWELTERS IN THE BRUTAL SUMMER HEAT -- FOLKS IN THE COLORADO MOUNTAINS ARE GETTING A TASTE OF FALL.

THE ASPEN TREES ARE ALREADY STARTING TO CHANGE COLORS.

MORE RAIN THAN USUAL MAY BE TO BLAME FOR THE EARLY CHANGE-OVER.

THE PEAK TIME FOR FALL COLORS IN COLORADO'S HIGH COUNTY IS LATE SEPTEMBER INTO OCTOBER.

BUT EXPERTS SAY -- IF THE LEAVES CONTINUE TO CHANGE -- PEAK SEASON THIS YEAR COULD BE AS SOON AS EARLY TO MID-SEPTEMBER. 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.

A FEW DOWNPOURS

The onshore wind flow continues today and while the rain chances are not gone, they are lower today. There could be just a passing shower from the morning through midday time frame. Then there will be scattered showers and storms in the afternoon and evening, with the bulk of that activity expected near and east of I-75.

Temperatures on Wednesday will be warmer and more seasonal than yesterday. Highs are likely to reach 93 at Fort Myers, 90 at Naples and 94 at Lehigh Acres.

Late afternoon and early evening showers and storms are expected Thursday and Friday with highs topping out in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn off the east coast of the United States but poses to threat to mainland North America.

Data shows the storm is moving northeast at 23 mph. Maximum sustained winds are down to 50 mph, and the movement of Bertha keeps it away from major land masses.

As the storm moves generally parallel with the eastern American coast it is expected to continue weakening as it advances into the northern Atlantic Ocean.

No other tropical cyclones are active in the Gulf, Caribbean or Atlantic. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS MIDTOWN-TRX-VO


LUXURY LIVING. IN AN UNLIKELY PLACE.

FORT MYERS CITY LEADERS ARE NOW CALLING THAT AREA "MIDTOWN".

YOU'VE PROBABLY BEEN THERE OR DRIVEN THROUGH IT BEFORE.

IT'S HOME TO THE CITY OF PALMS PARK AND THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT.

IT'S JUST SOUTH OF DOWNTOWN.

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS MAY EVEN SPEND 1000-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE MONEY WILL BE USED TO LURE INVESTORS TO BUILD HIGH RISE CONDOS AND OFFICE BUILDINGS WITH SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS MIDTOWN-SOTVO


" I personally don't think this is the right neighborhood for it."butted to "You get more involved in this community instead of going down to Estero where you have more high class. Here, you got that middle class and low class."

SOME SAY THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS WILL HELP THE AREA RECOVER FROM ITS BAD REPUTATION.

BUSINESS AND CITY LEADERS ARE MEETING THIS THURSDAY TO TALK ABOUT THE LONG TERM PROJECT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BREWERIES-TRX VO


CRAFT BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES MAY BE COMING TO CAPE CORAL.

CITY LEADERS SAY IT'S TIME TO BRING THESE TRENDY BUSINESSES TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S LARGEST CITY--

BUT BEFORE THEY CAN DO THAT THEY NEED TO UPDATE THE CITY'S LAND USE LAWS.

THE C-R-A ADVISORY BOARD DECIDED TO BACK THE IDEA -

THE BOARD AGREES THE SOUTH CAPE ALONG CAPE CORAL PARKWAY IS PERFECT FOR THESE TYPES OF BUSINESSES Return to index of stories...


CAPE BREWERIES-SOTVO


i really think its going to attract a different demographic. we're wanting the south cape to be known as an entertainment district and this is a good first step

UNDER CURRENT LAWS -- CRAFT BREWERIES, DISTILLERIES, OR WINERIES CAN'T EXIST IN THE CITY WITHOUT SPECIAL EXEMPTION.

CITY COUNCIL WOULD HAVE TO VOTE TO CHANGE THOSE LAWS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BANNERS FOR VETS-TRX-VOTOPS


ALSO HAPPENING IN THE CAPE. THE CITY IS CONSIDERING A NEW WAY TO HONOR AND REMEMBER OUR HOME-GROWN HEROES.

THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MILITARY MUSEUM HAS BEEN MAKING BANNERS WHICH FEATURE AND HIGHLIGHT LOCAL VETERANS.

NOW THEY'RE HOPING TO PUT THOSE BANNERS ON CITY LIGHT POLES FOR ALL TO SEE.

THE CITY'S C-R-A ADVISORY BOARD SUPPORTED THE IDEA. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BANNERS FOR VETS-SOTVO


We thought it'd be a great way to tribute and honor our veterans that are living and have passed away. we've had such a great response we're just continuing doing this.

THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD WILL MAKE THE FINAL DECISION.

IF APPROVED. THE BANNERS COULD GO UP BY THE END OF THE YEAR. Return to index of stories...


AFRICAN SUMMIT-OC VO


IT IS THE THIRD AND FINAL DAY OF THE INAUGURAL SUMMIT BRINGING TOGETHER U-S AND AFRICAN LEADERS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS HOSTING LEADERS OF GOVERNMENTS AS WELL AS CIVIC AND BUSINESS LEADERS.

SESSIONS FOR TODAY INCLUDE 'INVESTING IN AFRICA'S FUTURE'. AND 'GOVERNING FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.'

MICHELLE OBAMA WILL ALSO HOST A SPOUSES SYMPOSIUM WITH FORMER FIRST LADY LAURA BUSH. Return to index of stories...


NEW LEAKER-VO


U-S OFFICIALS SAY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS CONCLUDED THERE IS A *NEW LEAKER EXPOSING NATIONAL SECURITY DOCUMENTS.

IT COMES IN THE AFTERMATH OF SURVEILLANCE DISCLOSURES BY FORMER N-S-A CONTRACTOR EDWARD SNOWDEN.

PROOF OF THE NEWEST LEAK COMES FROM NATIONAL SECURITY DOCUMENTS THAT FORMED THE BASIS OF A NEWS STORY PUBLISHED TUESDAY BY THE INTERCEPT.

THE NEWS SITE. LAUNCHED BY GLENN GREENWALD. ALSO PUBLISHED SNOWDEN'S LEAKS.

THE INTERCEPT ARTICLE FOCUSES ON THE GROWTH IN U-S GOVERNMENT DATABASES OF KNOWN OR SUSPECTED TERRORIST NAMES DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIANS STEAL PASSWORDS-TRXVOTOPS


LIFE IN THE DIGITAL AGE JUST GOT A LITTLE MORE DANGEROUS.

RUSSIAN CRIMINALS HAVE STOLEN ONE POINT TWO BILLION INTERNET USER NAMES AND PASSWORDS, ACCORDING TO SECURITY FIRM, HOLD SECURITY.

IT COULD BE THE BIGGEST THEFT OF DIGITAL CREDENTIALS IN HISTORY.

COMPUTER CROOKS TOOK USER DATA FROM MORE THAN 420-THOUSAND SMALL AND LARGE WEBSITES.

EXPERTS SAY THEY WILL USE THE INFORMATION TO SEND OUT THOSE ANNOYING SPAM EMAILS FOR FAKE PRODUCTS. Return to index of stories...


WORK IS A BEACH-EBOX, VOFULL


HOW WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR OFFICE TO BE THIS. THE SOUND OF WAVES AND THE CRUNCH OF SAND BENEATH YOUR FEET

WELL, ONE JAPANESE COMPANY HOPES TO CONVINCE ITS EMPLOYEES THAT LIFE AT THE OFFICE IS A BEACH.

IT'S USING A CARPET OF SAND, SPEAKERS AND A 3-D PROJECTOR TO RE-CREATE A TROPICAL BEACH.

ALTHOUGH THE WATER, WAVES AND SEA LIFE ARE JUST AN ILLUSION. THE SAND CERTAINLY IS NOT.

THE COMPANY ACTUALLY BROUGHT IN TWO TONS OF IT FROM A REAL BEACH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-TRX


A LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER IS SPREADING LOVE ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

FIND OUT WHAT'S BEING DONE TO BRING MORE THAN A DOZEN JOBS TO OUR AREA.

PLUS--

SHE'S CALLING THE SHOTS.

HOW ONE WOMAN IS BREAKING BARRIERS IN THE N-B-A. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) NORMAN LOVE-VOWIPE


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TZ2A) FEMALE COACH-VOTOPS


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LEE COUNTY DAS PLANS-TRX OC VO


LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES IS STILL WORKING TO TWEAK A NEW LAW ABOUT YOUR PETS.

THE NEW ORDINANCE HAS BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR YEARS.

IN MAY. COMMISSIONERS APPROVED THE NEW RULES FOR PET OWNERS. SPECIFICALLY DEALING WITH MANDATORY MICROCHIPPING, SPAY AND NEUTERING, BREEDER CERTIFICATION AND ANTI-TETHERING.

BUT STAFF MEMBERS SAY THEY STILL NEED TO WORK ON IT TO MAKE SURE THE RULES CAN BE ENFORCED. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY DAS PLANS-SOTVO-WIPE


if we enact the ordinance as its been accepted, it's gonna have fallout. Already been lawsuits in other US Districts

none if what is there - the chipping and breeder certification, can really be enforced.

STAFF IS FINISHING UP ON THE FINES AND FEES IT CAN LEVY FOR PET OWNERS WHO TETHER ANIMALS.

THEY PLAN TO BRING THE NEW ORDINANCE BACK TO COMMISSIONERS THIS FALL. Return to index of stories...


NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-VOWIPE


A SWEET DEAL IS BRINGING MORE JOBS TO LEE COUNTY.

LEE COUNTY BASED, NORMAN LOVE CONFECTIONS IS GROWING.

IT NOW HAS AN INTERNATIONAL DEAL WITH PRINCESS CRUISE LINES--

AND THE COMPANY IS BREAKING GROUND ON A NEW LOCATION A MIROMAR OUTLETS.

THAT WILL CREATE 15 NEW JOBS.

THE STORE IS SET TO OPEN IN JUST A FEW MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-SOTVO


39:49-40:00

"I am in the process of hiring production packaging facilitators shipping and receiving in order to beef up for that partnership."

LOVE IS ALSO WORKING ON PLANS TO OPEN LOCATIONS IN SARASOTA AND BROWARD COUNTIES. Return to index of stories...


1ST NBA FEMALE COACH-VO


TALK ABOUT GROUNDBREAKING: A *WOMAN IS GEARING UP TO COACH IN THE N-B-A.

THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS HIRED BECKY HAMMON AS AN ASSISTANT COACH. MAKING HER THE FIRST FULL TIME FEMALE ASSISTANT COACH IN LEAGUE HISTORY.

SHE'S A 16 YEAR VETERAN OF THE W-N-B-A.

HAMMON HAS BECOME A REGULAR PRESENCE AT SPURS PRACTICES THIS YEAR. AND COACH GREGG POPOVICH IS CONFIDENT SHE'LL BE A HUGE ASSET TO THE TEAM.

LISA BOYER, A BASKETBALL COACH AT SOUTH CAROLINA, HAD A SHORT STINT ON THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS STAFF IN THE 2001-02 SEASON, BUT, DID NOT TRAVEL WITH THE TEAM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRX


HOW'D THIS HAPPEN?

A WOMAN WITHOUT A TICKET SLIPS PAST T-S-A?

IT'S THE SAME AIRPORT WHERE A TEENAGER SNUCK ON A TARMAC TO MAUI.

NEXT AT 11-30 REACTION FROM T-S-A.

AND TALK ABOUT THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE.

HOW QUICK-THINKING COMMUTERS CAME TOGETHER TO SAVE A MAN'S LIFE. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) AIRLINE STOWAWAY-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) PEOPLE TIP TRAIN-VOTOPS


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) CAR IN CANAL-TC MON VO


GOOD MORNING IM LISA SPOONER.

LETS GET YOU CAUGHT UP WITH THIS MORNINGS TOP STORIES.

A DEADLY SINGLE-CAR CRASH HAPPENED OVERNIGHT IN COLLIER COUNTY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY 44 YEAR OLD YVON JEAN BAPTISTE OF NAPLES WAS PULLED FROM A CAR SUBMERGED IN WATER.

THIS IS NEAR POLLY AVENUE AND SUNSET BOULEVARD IN EAST NAPLES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY IT APPEARED THE CAR WAS GOING AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED AND SKID MARKS WERE FOUND IN THE GRASS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) BODY FOUND NEAR I75-TC MON VO


ALSO, RIGHT NOW WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT THE IDENTITY OF A BODY THAT WAS FOUND JUST OFF I-75 AT COLONIAL BOULEVARD.

A LANDSCAPING CREW FOUND THE BODY ABOUT 100 FEET FROM THE SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE TUESDAY.

AUTHORITIES ARE CALLING THIS A DEATH INVESTIGATION. BUT THEY *WON'T SAY IF IT'S SUSPICIOUS.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS STORY AND BRING YOU THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) LIGHTNING VICTIM-TC MON VO


THE LEHIGH TEEN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING TWO WEEKS AGO IS READY TO DO AN INTERVIEW!

ZACH LATAWIEC WAS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND DOCTORS TOLD HIS MOM HE HAD PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE.

THEN SUDDENLY, HE WOKE UP AND HIS CONDITION HAS BEEN IMPROVING EVERY DAY.

WE WILL TALK ONE ON ONE WITH ZACH IN HIS HOSPITAL ROOM.

YOU'LL GET TO HEAR FROM HIM ON NBC-2 LATER TODAY. Return to index of stories...


AIRLINE STOWAWAY-PLASMA VO


GOOD MORNING IM CHAD OLIVER.

AUTHORITIES SAY A 62-YEAR OLD WOMAN FLEW ON SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FROM SAN JOSE TO LOS ANGELES WITHOUT A TICKET.

THE T-S-A CONFIRMS ITS AGENTS SCREENED AND ALLOWED MARILYN HARTMAN ON THE FLIGHT TO L-A-X.

ALAN WANG IS GETTING REACTION. Return to index of stories...


AIRLINE STOWAWAY-PKG


nats

THIS TIME, 62-YEAR OLD MARILYN HARTMAN TOOK FLIGHT AND MADE IT TO LOS ANGELES. SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CONDUCTED A HEAD COUNT AFTER THE PLANE WAS IN THE AIR AND SHE WAS ARRESTED IN LOS ANGELES.

"She should never have gotten on that plane."

CONGRESSMAN ERIC SWALWELL SAYS MINETA SAN JOSE AIRPORT SECURITY TOLD HIM SHE BYPASSED A DOCUMENT CHECKER WHILE HE WAS EXAMINING A FAMILY'S BOARDING PASSES.

"And then kind of pulled the same stunt at the gate before getting on the plane. Found a family and then went around."

SWALWELL IS ALSO ON THE HOMELAND SECURITY TRANSPORTATION SUBCOMMITTEE.

"Certainly two incidents of unticketed passengers getting on a plane at San Jose within the last four months is concerning."

SWALWELL CALLED FOR IMPROVED PERIMETER SECURITY AFTER A 15-YEAR OLD BOY CLIMBED A FENCE AT MINETA SAN JOSE AND SURVIVED A FLIGHT TO HAWAII IN THE WHEEL WELL OF A PLANE. SWALWELL SAYS THE TSA AGENTS NEED MORE TRAINING.

"The passenger was screened by TSA for any prohibited items. It's really important to point that out. And public safety was not compromised in any way."

TSA SAYS IT'S ALREADY MAKING ADJUSTMENTS.

MEANWHILE CONGRESSMAN SWALWELL SAYS HE'LL BE WORKING IN WASHINGTON TO MAKE SURE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


CHILD SEX STING-VO


1

A STATE-WIDE UNDERCOVER OPERATION TARGETS CYBER SEX CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN.

THE OPERATION RAN FROM MARCH THROUGH JULY AND LED TO 132 ARRESTS.

WE KNOW AT LEAST ONE MAN IS FROM NAPLES.

THE ARRESTS SPANNED FROM THE PANHANDLE DOWN TO SOUTH FLORIDA.

DETECTIVES SAY ALL OF THEM --

WERE TRYING TO SEXUALLY EXPLOIT KIDS. Return to index of stories...


CHILD SEX STING-SOTVO


"There are predators out there now that we didn't get in the last

round-up , but let me promise you one thing - we'll get you in the

next round-up."

LAW ENFORCEMENT SAYS THESE GUYS TRIED TO MEET YOUNG GIRLS ONLINE --

THEN WOULD OFTEN DRIVE A LONG WAY TO MEET THEM.

ONE SAID ONLINE --

HE PREFERRED GIRLS 11 AND UNDER. Return to index of stories...


PARATRANSIT IN LEE COUNTY-VO


SOON YOU COULD SEE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN LEE COUNTY.

LEE TRAN IS GOING TO BUY EIGHT PARA-TRANSIT VEHICLES.

THEY'RE FOR DISABLED RIDERS.

THE VANS RUN ON PROPANE GAS. INSTEAD OF GASOLINE OR DIESEL.

LEE TRAN'S DIRECTOR SAYS THE NEW VEHICLES SHOULD SAVE TAXPAYERS 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR IN FUEL COSTS. Return to index of stories...


SOLID WASTE FEES-VO


AND LEE COUNTY LEADERS PUT A HOLD ON HIKING YOUR SOLID WASTE FEES.

THE DIVISION OF SOLID WASTE IS TRYING TO MAKE UP FOR A 5 MILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT NEXT YEAR.

SO IT ASKED COMMISSIONERS TO RAISE FEES BY ABOUT 4 DOLLARS ON HOMEOWNERS.

BUT COMMISSIONERS DECIDED AGAINST IT.

INSTEAD. THEY DECIDED TO BRING IN A CONSULTANT FOR ANOTHER OPINION. Return to index of stories...


AGING CAPE BRIDGE-TRX-VOTOPS


AN AGING CAPE CORAL BRIDGE IS GETTING A MUCH NEEDED FACELIFT.

THE BRIDGE OFF SURFSIDE BOULEVARD AND SOUTHWEST 37TH TERRACE HAS EXPOSED STEEL.

OTHER BRIDGES IN THE CAPE ARE REACHING THEIR LIFE EXPECTANCY.

NOW CREWS WILL SPEND THE NEXT 60 DAYS REPAIRING THE BRIDGE.

THE REPAIRS WILL COST JUST OVER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.

CITY OFFICIALS SAY DESPITE THE BRIDGE BEING IN ROUGH SHAPE. IT IS SAFE TO DRIVE ON. Return to index of stories...


911 CALL TRAFFIC STOP-OC-SS


A COLLIER COUNTY MAN IS BEHIND BARS AFTER CALLING 9-1-1 WHILE A DEPUTY HAD HIM PULLED OVER.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS JUDES EXANTUS RAN A STOP SIGN.

WHILE HE WAS PULLED OVER. THE MACHINE THAT NEEDED TO PRINT HIS TICKET STARTED ACTING UP.

DEPUTIES SAY EXANTUS BECAME IMPATIENT AND CALLLED 911 TO COMPLAIN ABOUT HIS WAIT TIME. Return to index of stories...


911 CALL TRAFFIC STOP-SOT-OC


"Are the deputies still there with you? Yes. Ok. The deputies there with you? Does he know you're on the line with 911?"

THE DISPATCHER CONTACTED THE DEPUTY. WHO THEN ARRESTED HIM FOR MISUSING 911. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER READING-OTS


COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL OFFICIALS JUST ANNOUNCED HOW THEY'LL ADD AN EXTRA HOUR OF READING TIME.

SEVEN SCHOOLS WERE LOW PERFORMING AND HAVE TO ADD CLASS TIME.

THEIR DAY WILL START 30 MINUTES EARLIER.

THEY WILL ALSO DEVOTE 30 MINUTES DURING THE DAY FOR READING.

NINE SCHOOLS IN LEE COUNTY HAD TO ADD TIME AS WELL.

THE LIST OF SCHOOLS IMPACTED ARE ON OUR WEBSITE, NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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


THE GOODYEAR BLIMP-INTRO


TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WILL BE IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY THIS WEEK FOR THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP.

BUT THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE TO SEE YOUR FAVORITE GOLFER IS FLYING ABOVE THE COURSE IN SOMETHING WE'RE ALL FAMILIAR WITH.

JANELLE MACDONALD TALKS WITH THE PILOT OF THE GOODYEAR BLIMP. Return to index of stories...


THE GOODYEAR BLIMP-PKG


WHEN HE WAS LITTLE, MATT LUSSIER WANTED TO BE A BIRD.

HE SETTLED FOR FLYING WITH THEM.

There's only about 35-40 blimp pilots in the world. I was at the right place at the right time.

A PILOT SINCE HE WAS A TEENAGER,

I've been flying since I was 14.

LUSSIER JUMPED WHEN HE HEARD THERE WAS AN OPENING TO FLY A GOODYEAR BLIMP.

About 8 interviews later and 1800 applicants later, here I am.

SINCE THE 1960s THE BLIMP AND SPORTS HAVE GONE HAND IN HAND.

It's not a good sporting event unless the goodyear blimp is above your event.

LUSSIER HAS FLOWN OVER IT ALL, BASEBALL, FOOTBALL.

I'm from nascar country. I love doing nascar and it is the best seat in the house. Those are the skybox seats.

AND THIS WEEK, GOLF. WE WENT WITH HIM IN THE SPIRIT OF INNOVATION FOR HIS FIRST FLYOVER.

OF VALHALLA.

So I was telling you I have to study the course.

MATT AND HIS CREW WILL BE SHOOTING THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

We have to pull the power back a lot more than we are now. Because you can hear it now, right?

Right.

ANGLING THE AIRSHIP IN JUST THE RIGHT PLACE.

They do not like a huge blimp shadow going over them when they're about to tee off.

TO GET JUST THE RIGHT SHOT.

Blimps are well-suited for golf because of the fact that we are stationary, we don't move around a lot, it's easier for the cameramen to actually track the ball, as well as the fact that we are generally quieter.

BLIMPS FLOAT WITH THE AIR CURRENTS, UP AND DOWN, LUSSIER CONSTANTLY MAKING ADJUSTMENTS TO KEEP IT LEVEL. THE ENGINE IS THERE TO HELP IT ALONG AND TOWARD THE END OF OUR RIDE, WE UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS AS WELL TO BRING THE BLIMP BACK DOWN.

We actually have to point the nose down, add power and drive it back to mother earth and slow it up and be caught by 15-plus people.

PULLING US BACK TO EARTH, ENDING OUR ADVENTURE UP WITH THE BIRDS.

You guys have fun?

Yeah.

Great, sweet. Return to index of stories...


FL SAME SEX MARRIAGE-OC VO


A FOURTH JUDGE IN FLORIDA HAS OVERTURNED THE STATE'S BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

TUESDAY'S RULING BY A PALM BEACH COUNTY CIRCUIT JUDGE MIRRORS RECENT DECISIONS IN MONROE, MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD.

ALL FOUND THAT A 2008 VOTER-APPROVED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT VIOLATES EQUAL PROTECTION AS GUARANTEED BY THE 14TH AMENDMENT. Return to index of stories...


HIROSHIMA BOMBING-OC VO


PEOPLE IN JAPAN ARE COMMEMORATING THE 69TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATOMIC BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA.

FORTY-FIVE-THOUSAND PEOPLE BRAVED THE RAIN TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL COMMEMORATION TODAY.

U-S AMBASSADOR TO JAPAN CAROLINE KENNEDY WAS AMONG THE DIGNITARIES INVITED TO THE CEREMONY.

THE MAYOR OF HIROSHIMA ADDED A LIST OF A-BOMB SURVIVORS WHO PASSED AWAY DURING THE PAST YEAR. BRINGING THE NUMBER TO MORE THAN 290 THOUSAND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ENSHRINED IN THE MEMORIAL CENOTAPH. Return to index of stories...


RESCUED FROM RUBBLE-OC VO


THE DEATH TOLL IS RISING FROM AN EARTHQUAKE THAT RATTLED SOUTHWESTERN CHINA.

CHINESE LEADERS SAY THE NUMBER OF THOSE KILLED NOW STANDS AT 589.

AN 88-YEAR OLD WOMAN WAS FOUND ALIVE AFTER BEING BURIED UNDER RUBBLE FOR MORE THAN TWO DAYS.

HER HOUSE COLLAPSED DURING SUNDAY'S 6-POINT-ONE MAGNITUDE QUAKE.

SHE DOING OKAY AND RECEIVING MEDICAL TREATMENT AT A NEARBY HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


PEOPLE TIP OVER TRAIN-TRX OC VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING. COMMUTERS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA HELP FREE A MAN. AFTER HIS LEG BECAME TRAPPED BETWEEN A PLATFORM AND A BUSY TRAIN.

TAKE A LOOK.

THIS VIDEO WAS CAPTURED AT A STATION IN PERTH.

IT SHOWS THE MAN SLIP AND FALL AS HE TRIES TO BOARD.

THE DRIVER WAS ALERTED TO MAKE SURE THE TRAIN DIDN'T MOVE.

HIS FELLOW PASSENGERS, ALONG WITH TRANSPORT STAFF, THEN TILT THE TRAIN SO HE CAN PULL HIMSELF FREE.

HE EVENTUALLY GOT OUT. AND AN AMBULANCE WAS CALLED.

IT IS BELIEVED HE DID NOT HAVE SERIOUS INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRX


EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW HOW HE DID IT.

AN IOWA TEACHER ATE NOTHING BUT MCDONALDS TO SHED SOME POUNDS.

NOW HE'S TRAVELING ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO SHARE HIS STORY.

PLUS-- GETTING INKED.

FIND OUT HOW THESE WOMEN ARE HOPING TO GET RECOGNITION FOR THEIR TATTOOS. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) MCDONALDS-VOTOPS


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TZ4B) TATOO CONTEST-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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THE PAINTING POODLE-ON CAM


WELL, IT'S THE DOG'S HONEST TRUTH.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT. WE'VE FOUND A PAINTING POODLE.

SCOTT ADKINS EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


THE PAINTING POODLE-PKG


A SIX-YEAR-OLD.

"He took on pretty fast."

WHO JUST PICKED UP A BRUSH LAST YEAR.

WILL BE FEATURED IN AN AUCTION GALLERY ALONGSIDE NATIONALLY RENOWNED ARTISTS.

"I would say it should go for several hundred dollars at the event."

AND LIKE ALL ABSTRACT ART.

"Do you see a horse here?"

YOU MAY INTERPRET THE ACRYLIC PAINTING DIFFERENTLY THAN SHE DOES.

"A bird landing on a plant.

This is a fabulous abstract; there's a great color palette."

NOT THAT ANN SHELTZ IS A PARENT TRYING TO MAKE A PROFIT.

"I have no interest in selling it myself; I wanted it to be of benefit."

"Did you paint?

Very nice!"

BECAUSE THE A REAL-PAW-CASSO BEHIND THE CANVAS.IS POLO.

"After he understood to not chew the paintbrush, then it pretty much went fine, but it was pretty much take and chew!"

SHELTZ KNEW IF POLO LEARNED KEY COMMANDS.

"Take, hold, carry, and touch."

HE COULD PICK UP HER TALENT.

"It just made sense, since I train and I paint that my dog would paint.

So it just seems like it made sense that the two of them went together."

"Polo, get the brush!"

POODLES ARE RETRIEVERS, ALL IT TAKES IS TIME, PATIENCE, AND A TREAT.

"Oh, good boy!"

SINCE ANN DOESN'T SELL POLO'S PAINTINGS, IT MADE SENSE TO DONATE ONE TO BENEFIT OTHER CANINES AND CATS.

"It is a great conversation piece because it's a painting by a pet at an event to raise money for pets."

A SIX-YEAR-OLD WHOSE WORK IS IS EXPECTED TO FETCH HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS.

"It amazes me that there's a swan!" 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.

A FEW DOWNPOURS

The onshore wind flow continues today and while the rain chances are not gone, they are lower today. There could be just a passing shower from the morning through midday time frame. Then there will be scattered showers and storms in the afternoon and evening, with the bulk of that activity expected near and east of I-75.

Temperatures on Wednesday will be warmer and more seasonal than yesterday. Highs are likely to reach 93 at Fort Myers, 90 at Naples and 94 at Lehigh Acres.

Late afternoon and early evening showers and storms are expected Thursday and Friday with highs topping out in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn off the east coast of the United States but poses to threat to mainland North America.

Data shows the storm is moving northeast at 23 mph. Maximum sustained winds are down to 50 mph, and the movement of Bertha keeps it away from major land masses.

As the storm moves generally parallel with the eastern American coast it is expected to continue weakening as it advances into the northern Atlantic Ocean.

No other tropical cyclones are active in the Gulf, Caribbean or Atlantic. Return to index of stories...


MAN LOOSES WEIGHT EATING MCDONALDS-ON CAM


A TEACHER FROM IOWA CHALLENGED HIS STUDENTS TO DESIGN HIS DIET PLAN.

BUT THE FOOD THEY HAD TO DESIGN THE DIET AROUND -- ISN'T YOUR TYPICAL HEALTH FOOD.

STACEY SPRINGBOB MET WITH THE EDUCATOR TO FIND OUT HOW IT WORKED. Return to index of stories...


MAN LOOSES WEIGHT EATING MCDONALDS-PKG


JOHN CISNA DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO LOSE WEIGHT.

HE ALSO TOOK IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TEACH HIS BIOLOGY CLASS A LESSON.

RATHER THAN DIETING WITH FRUITS AND VEGGIES, HE LOST WEIGHT FROM EATING FAST FOOD FROM MCDONALD'S.

"This basically was a simple experiment to make sure that we could teach the kids how to use critical thinking skills in determining the right types of foods to eat."

NOW -- CISNA TRAVELS THE COUNTRY TO SHARE HIS EXPERIENCE.

"You see this project isn't about McDonald's, this project isn't about John Cisna, this project is one that helped kids develop critical thinking skills in making choices about what they eat."

THE STUDENTS HAD TO DESIGN A DIET PLAN WHERE CISNA ONLY ATE 2,000 CALORIES A DAY.

THE FIRST THREE MONTHS, HE WALKED 45 MINUTES A DAY.

AS HE LOST WEIGHT -- HE CHANGED HIS WORKOUT PLAN.

AFTER 90 DAYS, HIS STUDENTS HAD TO COMBINE MCDONALD'S FATTY FOODS LIKE BIG MACS AND QUARTER POUNDERS.

TODAY, CISNA IS 62 POUNDS LIGHTER, HIS CHOLESTEROL HAS LOWERED 79 POINTS, AND HIS BLOOD PRESSURE IS 121 OVER 78.

HE STILL EATS MCDONALD'S AT LEAST ONCE A DAY, BUT HE DOESN'T MARKET MCDONALD'S AS A DIET PLAN.

"I wouldn't advise anybody eat McDonald's every day."

HE SAYS IT'S UP TO YOU TO DECIDE WHAT YOU ARE PUTTING INTO YOUR BODY.

"The point of this experiment is showing that, it's not the fast food industry that's getting us in the shape we are today."

"It's not where you eat, but what you eat, and how much you ultimately choose to eat."

AUDIENCE MEMBERS AGREED.

"I've lost 45 pounds in a year myself and I still eat out, but you gotta make the choice."

CISNA SAYS HE WILL GO BACK TO THE DIET IF HE GAINS WEIGHT AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


TATTOO BEAUTY CONTEST-TRX SOTVO


i would never in a million years think i would do this and it's more than anything being able to rep corpus christi like this.and not just corpus christi but the state of texas

A BEAUTY PAGEANT LIKE NO OTHER.

A DOZEN WOMEN HAVE BEEN SELECTED FROM AMONG 3-HUNDRED TO COMPETE IN MISS TEXAS INKED.

JUST LIKE IT SOUNDS. ONE OF THE REQUIRMENTS IS THAT YOU HAVE TO HAVE TATTOOS.

IT'S SOMETHING MICHELLE BARRERA ALWAYS DREAMED OF DOING.

AND NOW THE 24 YEAR OLD MOM OF 3 IS GETTING HER CHANCE.

MICHELLE HAS SO MANY TATTOOS THAT SHE'S ACTUALLY LOST COUNT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


ARE YOU M-R-I SAFE?

A QUESTION YOU'LL WANT TO DISCUSS WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE UNDERGOING TESTING.

DETAILS COMING UP IN HEALTH MATTERS.

PLUS---THE COMIC BOOK HEROES,WITH A TASTE FOR PIZZA, GET A NEW MOVIE.

BUT SOME ARE KIND OF SKEPTICAL.

FIND OUT WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT IT. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) NINJA TURTLES-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


MAGNETIC IMAGING HAS BEEN A GAME-CHANGER FOR DIAGNOSING DISEASE.

M-R-I PROVIDES CLEAR VIEWS, BUT MAY NOT BE FOR EVERYONE.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER LOOKS AT BEING M-R-I SAFE. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


MILLIONS OF AMERICANS HAVE THEM- HIDDEN OUT OF SIGHT, UNDERNEATH

THEIR SKIN. IMPLANTABLE DEVICES MEANT TO FIX WHAT AILS THEM. BUT

THESE DEVICES CAN PRESENT PROBLEMS WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING AN

MRI.

DR. CORY DUFFEK/NEURORADIOLOGIST

RUNS:

1:29: The MRI machine itself is an incredibly strong magnet, very unique environment

and whenever you're placing anything that's metal or anything that's electronic into that

environment, you have to make sure that it's safe.

FOR THE MOST PART, BONE PINS, ARTIFICIAL JOINTS AND TITANIUM HIPS, ARE

MADE OF NON-MAGNETIC MATERIAL. TEETH CROWNS AND DENTURES ARE

ALSO SAFE. OTHER IMPLANTS MAY PREVENT A PATIENT FROM GETTING THIS

FORM OF DIAGNOSTIC TEST.

DR. CORY DUFFEK/NEURORADIOLOGIST

RUNS:

4:01 Like a nerve stimulator or a pace-maker. The other big ones are endovascular

stents, coronary artery stents, stents in a patients aorta.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Over the past few decades, magnets have quadrupled in power and more scans are

being performed than ever before. MRIs can detect dozens of serious ailments such as

tumor and stroke-without radiation. Time has brought advances in technology- so that

many newer devices are MRI-friendly.

DR. GENE MAHANEY/PAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

RUNS:

1:44: This modality is similar to a pacemaker for pain.

THE USE OF SPINAL CORD STIMULATORS TO ZAP CHRONIC PAIN IS ON THE

UPSWING. THESE DEVICES WERE OFF-LIMITS FOR MAGNETIC IMAGING- UNTIL

NOW.

DR. GENE MAHANEY/PAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

RUNS:

2:53 We were sometimes forced to remove devices, obtain an MRI, and re-implant

them. Now with some of the new modalities which are considered MRI safe, we can

allow people to obtain an MRI down the road without any risk.

MRI-FRIENDLY PACEMAKERS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE NOW- AND OTHER

DEVICES ARE CONSIDERED MRI CONDITIONAL.

DR. CORY DUFFEK/NEURORADIOLOGIST

RUNS:

:50 We have to make sure the scanner we're going to scan that patient on meets all of

those conditions.

AS MANY AS 70% OF PATIENTS WITH AN IMPLANTED DEVICE WILL NEED AN

MRI IN THE FUTURE-SO IT'S IMPORTANT TO PLAY IT SAFE. FOR LEE MEMORIAL

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


COMCAST OFFER-OC VO


COMCAST IS EXPANDING ITS OFFER OF LOW-COST INTERNET TO MORE AMERICANS.

THE PROGRAM. KNOWN AS "INTERNET ESSENTIALS". OFFERS LOW INCOME FAMILIES BROADBAND INTERNET FOR JUST TEN DOLLARS A MONTH.

UNDER A BACK-TO-SCHOOL PROMOTION RUNNING FROM NOW UNTIL SEPTEMBER 20. NEW SUBSCRIBERS WILL ALSO GET SIX MONTHS OF FREE INTERNET ACCESS.

IT'S ALSO CHANGED ITS ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. ALLOWING SOME CUSTOMERS WITH AN OUTSTANDING COMCAST BALANCE TO SIGN-UP FOR THE SERVICE.

AMERICANS CAN GENERALLY SIGN UP FOR "INTERNET ESSENTIALS". IF THEY HAVE A CHILD WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE OR REDUCED-COST SCHOOL LUNCHES. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


A NEW FEMALE SUPERHERO. KEKE PALMER MAKES HISTORY, AGAIN. AND VICTORIA BECKHAM GIVES TO CHARITY.

MARTHA SHADE HAS THESE STORIES IN TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


MOVE OVER MARY JANE.THERE IS A NEW LADY IN TOWN.

SONY---THE STUDIO BEHIND THE SPIDER-MAN FILMS--- SAYS IT'S WORKING ON A PROJECT FOR A FEMALE SUPERHERO IN THE SPIDER-MAN UNIVERSE.

THIS COMES ON THE HEELS OF THE REVAMPED WONDER WOMAN-WHO WILL BE IN THE BATMAN VERSUS SUPERMAN MOVIE.

AND THE INTRODUCTION OF A FEMALE THOR BY MARVEL COMICS LAST MONTH.

THE SONY FILM IS EXPECTED IN 20-17

NOT QUITE A SUPER-HERO, BUT 20-YEAR-OLD KEKE PALMER HAS A FEW TRICKS UP HER SLEEVE.

THE ACTRESS WILL BE THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN TO PLAY CINDERELLA ON BROADWAY.

THIS.ON TOP OF BEING THE YOUNGEST TALK SHOW HOST IN TV HISTORY.

ON MONDAY SHE TWEETED.

"I'M SOOOOO EXCITED TO BE DOING BROADWAY FOR THE FIRST TIME, AS CINDERELLA!! DREAMS DO COME TRUE!!"

ALSO A FIRST! VIEW CO-HOST SHERRI SHEPHERD WILL PLAY CINDERELLA'S WICKED STEPMOTHER.

MAKING IT HER BROADWAY DEBUT.

IF YOU LOVED "POSH" FROM SPICE GIRLS.THIS IS FOR YOU.

VICTORIA BECKHAM IS SELLING OFF OVER 6 HUNDRED CLOTHING ITEMS, AND WILL DONATE THE PROCEEDS TO CHARITY.

YES! INCLUDING PIECES OF HER SPICE GIRLS WARDROBE.

IN A STATEMENT, THE DESIGNER SAID IN PART.

".I'VE LOVED WEARING THEM, HOWEVER I FEEL IT'S SOMEONE ELSE'S TURN TO ENJOY THEM."

THE FIVE DAY SALE STARTS AUGUST 20TH.

FOR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE.I'M MARTHA SHADE. Return to index of stories...


TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES-OC-SOTVO


TODAY THE REVIEWS ARE OUT FOR THE NEW TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MOVIE.

nats of movie

A LOT OF CRITICS SAY THE MOVIE IS JUST "OKAY."

IT'S NOT HORRIBLE, BUT IT'S NOT GREAT.

THEY SAY MICHAEL BAY'S SPECIAL EFFECTS REBOOT IS PACKED WITH HIS TRADEMARK CARTOON VIOLENCE, AND CRASS SIDE JOKES.

THE FILM STARS MEGAN FOX AND WILL ARNETT.

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NEW AT NOON TEASE-2SHOT


COMING UP ON NBC-2 NEWS AT NOON.

INVESTIGATORS COULDN'T GET THERE UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE.

NOW THEY WANT TO KNOW HOW A BODY FOUND IN A CAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WATER, GOT THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.

NBC-2 UNCOVERS THE CLUES LEADING THE INVESTIGATION.

THEN --

WE DIVE INTO THE MOMENT AN INSIDE ATTACK TAKES OUT THE HIGHEST RANKING LEADER, THAT WAS PRESENT IN AFGHANISTAN.

WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE MAN OFFICIALS SAY PULLED THE TRIGGER. AND WHO HE COULD HAVE TIES TO.

PLUS.

MANY OF YOU PROBABLY HAVE ONE NEARBY.

YOUR I-PHONE.

NBC-2 UNVEILS WHEN THE I-PHONE SIX IS HITTING STORES. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) CAR IN WATER CANAL-VOTOPS


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NOON TZB) US GENERAL KILLED-VOTOPS


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NOON TZC) IPHONE 6-VOTOPS


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