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DIRECTOR'S PAGE TEASE THREE-TRX
HL1) BODY IDENTIFIED-VOTOPS-TRX TZ3A) POSE WITH CREDIT CARD-VOTOPS
HL2) EBOLA CONCERNS-VOTOPS-TRX TZ3B) DEAR LEBRON-VOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-CLIP NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
FIRST WEATHER-WX TS1) BODY IDENTIFIED-TC MON SS FULL
BODY IDENTIFIED-TRX 2 SHOT SS VO TS2) SCHOOL FIRE DRILLS-TC MON VO
BODY FOUND 1-SS VO TS3) PISTORIUS TRIAL-TC MON VO
FORMER FMB WOMAN ARRESTED-OC-SS STOWAWAY TELLS HER STORY-PLASMA INTRO
SCHOOL BUS ROUTES-TRX-TCMON-BNR STOWAWAY TELLS HER STORY-PKG
LEE SCHOOLS FIRE DRILLS-VOTOPS GAMBLING ARRESTS-TRX VO
SGT WILSON RESCHEDULED EVENT-OTS-SS GAMBLING ARRESTS-SOTVO
OSCAR PISTORIUS TRIAL-TRX-VO COLLIER MOSQUITO CONTROL-TRX-VO
OSCAR PISTORIUS TRIAL-SOTVO COLLIER MOSQUITO CONTROL-SOTVO
PA MURDER KIDNAP-TRX VOTOPS FEMALE VETERAN GRANT-VO
MOTHER ARRESTED IN FL-TRXVO FEMALE VETERAN GRANT-SOTVO
SNOWDEN-TRX-OTS 911 MISUSE-SS VOWIPE
RUSSIA U.S. FOOD BAN-OTS-CG 911 MISUSE-SOTVO
KERRY IN AFGHANISTAN-TRX OTS FL WOMAN POSES FOR PIC WITH STOLEN CREDIT CARD-INT
EBOLA CONCERNS-TRX OC FL WOMAN POSES FOR PIC WITH STOLEN CREDIT CARD-PKG
EBOLA CONCERNS-PKG BUS CRASH CAUGHT ON CAM-TRX-NATSVO
DEADLY INFECTIOUS DISEASE-OC-TRX-VO BUS CRASH CAUGHT ON CAM-SOTVO
DEADLY INFECTIOUS DISEASE-(2) SOTVO YOURE WELCOME LEBRON-VOTOPS
PRINCE WILLIAM NEW ROLE-OC -VO TEASE FOUR-TRX
COMMUNITY COUNTS: BOOT CAMP-TRX-OC VO TZ4A) LATE SUMMER POOL-VOTOPS
COMMUNITY COUNTS: BOOT CAMP-SOTCG TZ4B) BARE BIKINI BELLIES-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WEATHER TEASE-STC
TZ1A) BONITA BEACH ROAD-VOTOPS-TRX LATE SUMMER POOL SAFETY-ON CAM
TZ1B) HAWAII STORMS-VOTOPS LATE SUMMER POOL SAFETY-PKG
WEATHER-STC WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
HAWAII STORM PREP-TRXVOTOPS WEATHER-WX WALL
HAWAII STORM PREP-SOTVO BARE BIKINI BELLIES-ON CAM
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP BARE BIKINI BELLIES-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
HURRICANE CHARLEY-OC OTS CG TZ5A) MONKEY SELFIE DEBATE-VO
ESTERO BAY ACCESS-TRX OC VO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
ESTERO BAY ACCESS-SOTVO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
BONITA BEACH RD CONTROVERSY-VO WIPE MONKEY SELFIE DEBATE-OC VO
BONITA BEACH RD CONTROVERSY-SOTVO TRUMP WANTS NAME REMOVED-OC VO
LEHIGH FIRE FOLO-VO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
ZAC SPEAKS-OC SOTVO WIPE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
ZAC SPEAKS-SOTVO FL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-OC-VO
OBAMA VA REFORM BILL-OC VO NEW AT NOON TEASE-----------------
FL BUDGET-OTS NOON TZA) BODY FOUND I75-TRX VOTOPS SS
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT NOON TZB) BREAST CANCER GENE-TRX VO
TZ2A) PA KID AND NEWS-SOTVO NOON TZC) EXPLICIT TEXTBOOK-TRX SOTVO
PA KID TALKS ABOUT BEING ON THE NEWS-2 SHOT CLOSE-2-SHOT
PA KID TALKS ABOUT BEING ON THE NEWS-PKG  


DIRECTOR'S PAGE


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HL1) BODY IDENTIFIED-VOTOPS-TRX


HAPPENING NOW AT 11. THE BODY DISCOVERED ALONG INTERSTATE 75 EARLIER IN THE WEEK HAS NOW BEEN IDENTIFIED.

COMING UP. WE'LL TELL YOU WHO THIS PERSON WAS AND HOW FAR POLICE ARE IN THEIR INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


HL2) EBOLA CONCERNS-VOTOPS-TRX


NEW DETAILS ABOUT EBOLA CONCERNS.

THE FIRST PATIENT EVACUATED TO EUROPE ARRIVES.

FIND OUT WHY AN EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT LIKELY WON'T BE PART OF THE SOLUTION. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX


JUST A FEW PM DOWNPOURS

The onshore flow will continue today. However, the likelihood of AM showers is very low. The better chance for rain will be in the PM hours, especially along and east of I-75. Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s with heat index values reaching to near 100 degrees.

Drier air does start entering the area on Friday. This will reduce the chance of PM scattered storms, but not completely end the threat. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

Even more dry air works in for the weekend. Right now, Saturday looks slightly wetter than Sunday but the majority of both weekend days are expected to be dry. The best chance for storms each day will be in the afternoon and early evening hours. Highs will be in the low to mid 90s.

Next week looks fairly quiet as the dry air remains in place. Just a few widely scattered storms are expected each afternoon, with highs in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha became post-tropical Wednesday morning, ending it's run as the second named storm in the Atlantic basin. Otherwise, no major activity is expected in the tropics through the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


BODY IDENTIFIED-TRX 2 SHOT SS VO


THIS IS N-B-C-2 BREAKING NEWS.

A BODY FOUND JUST FEET FROM I-75 HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE SAYS THE VICTIM IS 43- YEAR OLD PENNY SEEVERS.

A LAWN CARE COMPANY SPOTTED HER BODY NEAR THE COLONIAL BOULEVARD ON-RAMP IN LEE COUNTY.

THIS SCENE TUESDAY LED TO A LINE OF BACKED UP TRAFFIC ON THE INTERSTATE.

THE BIG QUESTION REMAINS - *HOW* DID SEEVERS' BODY END UP THERE.

DEPUTIES HAVE NOT SAID IF HER DEATH IS *SUSPICIOUS.

ANY ONE WITH ANY INFORMATION ON THIS CASE IS ASKED TO CONTACT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND 1-SS VO


RIGHT NOW NBC-2 IS ON THE CASE OF ANOTHER BODY DISCOVERED IN LEE COUNTY.

POLICE ARE WORKING TO IDENTIFY A BODY FOUND ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD NEAR A FORT MYERS BUSINESS JUST YESTERDAY.

INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHO THE PERSON IS-- AND THE CAUSE OF DEATH.

THE BODY WAS IN SOME HIGH GRASS OFF BRAMAN AND PALM AVENUE JUST WEST OF METRO PARKWAY.

INVESTIGATORS WITH THE MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICE COMBED THE AREA LOOKNIG FOR CLUES.

SOMEONE FROM A NEARBY BUSINESS SPOTTED THE BODY WEDNESDAY MORNING AND CALLED POLICE

WE'RE TOLD THIS IS A QUIET, INDUSTRIAL AREA. Return to index of stories...


FORMER FMB WOMAN ARRESTED-OC-SS


THIS MORNING NBC-2 IS WORKING TO UNRAVEL A BIG MYSTERY.

IT ALL CENTERS AROUND A WOMAN WITH TIES TO FORT MYERS BEACH.

THIS IS A PICTURE OF JULIA WADSWORTH.

SHE LIVED IN FORT MYERS BEACH AS RECENTLY AS FEBRUARY. ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS.

WADSWORTH APPEARED IN AN OHIO COURTROOM THIS WEEK LISTED AS JANE DOE. CHARGED WITH HAVING A FAKE I-D CARD.

POLICE SAY SHE'S BURNED OFF HER FINGERPRINTS AND REFUSES TO TELL THEM ANYTHING ABOUT HERSELF.

NOW THEY'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHY SHE'S TRYING SO HARD TO CONCEAL HER IDENTITY. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL BUS ROUTES-TRX-TCMON-BNR


A HEAD'S UP FOR LEE COUNTY PARENTS!

WITH SCHOOL STARTING IN JUST 11 DAYS. TODAY THE DISTRICT IS RELEASING ALL THE SCHOOL BUS ROUTE INFORMATION.

THE ENTIRE INTERACTIVE DATABASE CAN BE FOUND AT NBC DASH TWO DOT COM, JUST CLICK ON NEWSLINKS.

THE DISTRICT ASKS THAT YOU PLEASE CALL YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL WITH CONCERNS AND QUESTIONS OR TO REQUEST A BUS STOP.

AND FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS BUS INFORMATION, CONTACT YOUR CHARTER SCHOOL DIRECTLY.

STUDENTS ATTENDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN LEE, COLLIER AND CHARLOTTE COUNTY GO BACK AUGUST 18TH. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOLS FIRE DRILLS-VOTOPS


AND LEE COUNTY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS BEGIN FIRE DRILL TRAINING TODAY.

THE DISTRICT'S SPOKESPERSON SAYS THAT THIS IS CONSIDERED A STAFF MEETING. SO THE DRILLS WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE MEDIA OR THE PUBLIC.

THE DRILLS ARE JUST ONE PART OF A DISTRICT POLICY CHANGE. THAT CAME AFTER AN NBC-2 INVESTIGATION THAT UNCOVERED FLAWS IN THE SYSTEM.

WE FOUND 36 SCHOOLS EITHER MISSED OR DID NOT REPORT DRILLS SINCE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IN 2012. Return to index of stories...


SGT WILSON RESCHEDULED EVENT-OTS-SS


THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT HAS RESCHEDULED A TRIBUTE TO A FALLEN DEPUTY.

NEXT WEDNESDAY, THE DEPARTMENT WILL RETIRE SERGEANT MICHAEL WILSON'S NUMBER BEFORE THE STONE CRABS GAME.

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN EARLIER THIS WEEK, BUT BAD WEATHER CANCELLED THE GAME.

SERGEANT WILSON WAS AMBUSHED AND KILLED ON DUTY ONE YEAR AGO. Return to index of stories...


OSCAR PISTORIUS TRIAL-TRX-VO


THE OSCAR PISTORIUS MURDER TRIAL IS WRAPPING UP.

CLOSING ARGUMENTS BEGAN TODAY FOR THE BLADERUNNER. WHO IS ACCUSED OF FATALLY SHOOTING HIS GIRLFRIEND REEVA STEENKAMP ON VALENTINE'S DAY OF LAST YEAR.

THE SOUTH AFRICAN STATE PROSECUTOR PRESENTED HIS CLOSING ARGUMENTS BY ASKING THE JUDGE TO REJECT PISTORIUS' DEFENSE BECAUSE ITS "DEVOID OF ANY TRUTH".

HE SAID THE DEFENSE CASE WAVERED BETWEEN TWO CONTRADICTORY LINES OF ARGUMENT. THAT PISTORIUS DID NOT HAVE CRIMINAL CAPACITY AND THAT IF THERE *WAS IT WAS IN SELF-DEFENSE. Return to index of stories...


OSCAR PISTORIUS TRIAL-SOTVO


S/ Gerrie Nel/ State Prosecutor:23

"The court will find that we did not have criminal capacity at that critical moment when we shot we weren't in control of ourselves. And that's the one defense. Then, if the court finds that we were, then we deliberately, and with intention, fired a shot to kill someone."

FOR TWO DAYS, BOTH SIDES WILL SUMMARIZE THEIR VERSIONS OF THE SHOOTING TO THE JUDGE, WHO WILL DETERMINE PISTORIUS' FATE.

THE PROSECUTION SAYS PISTORIUS INTENTIONALLY SHOT STEENKAMP MULTIPLE TIMES IN A FIT OF ANGER AFTER A FIGHT.

THE DEFENSE COUNTERS THAT HE FIRED BY MISTAKE. THINKING AN INTRUDER WAS IN HIS BATHROOM WHILE STEENKAMP WAS IN THE BEDROOM.

IF CONVICTED, PISTORIUS COULD FACE LIFE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


PA MURDER KIDNAP-TRX VOTOPS


THE PENNSYLVANIA MAN SUSPECTED OF KILLING HIS WIFE AND TAKING OFF WITH THEIR SONS IS DEAD.

THIS MORNING AN AMBER ALERT WAS ISSUED AS HE DROVE TO A STATEN ISLAND C-V-S.

HE ROBBED THE PHARMACY AT GUNPOINT THEN LEFT THE CHILDREN AT THE STORE.

POLICE SAY THE 32-YEAR OLD TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF AT A DEAD END STREET.

THE BOYS APPEARED TO BE UNHARMED WHEN THEIR FATHER DROPPED THEM OFF AT THE PHARMACY. Return to index of stories...


MOTHER ARRESTED IN FL-TRXVO


A 20 YEAR INVESTIGATION COMES TO AN END HERE IN FLORIDA.

A MOTHER IS ARRESTED FOR KILLING HER FIVE YEAR OLD CHILD.

MICHELLE LODZINSKI CLAIMED HER SON DISAPPEARED FROM A CARNIVAL RIDE IN NEW JERSEY IN 19-91.

SEVERAL MONTHS LATER HIS REMAINS TURNED UP IN A FIELD.

AUTHORITIES NOW SAY LODZINSKI IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS DEATH.

THEY ARRESTED HER WEDNESDAY IN PORT ST LUCIE. Return to index of stories...


SNOWDEN-TRX-OTS


NEW DEVELOPMENTS JUST INTO OUR NEWSROOM. EDWARD SNOWDEN'S LAWYER SAYS THE N-S-A WHISTLEBLOWER HAS JUST BEEN GRANTED PERMISSION TO STAY IN RUSSIA FOR 3 MORE YEARS.

LAST YEAR. SNOWDEN WAS GRANTED TEMPORARY ASYLUM OF ONE YEAR IN RUSSIA. BUT THAT RAN OUT AUGUST FIRST. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIA U.S. FOOD BAN-OTS-CG


RUSSIA IS FIGHTING NEW SANCTIONS IMPOSED BY THE U-S. BY BANNING IMPORTS FOR A YEAR.

THE MEASURES WILL HIT CONSUMERS WHO RELY ON CHEAP IMPORTS. AND ALSO ON FARMERS BECAUSE RUSSIA IS A BIG MARKET FOR THINGS LIKE POULTRY AND SOYBEANS.

JUST BEFORE 5 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING. RUSSIA RELEASED THE COMPLETE LIST.

IT HAS BANNED IMPORTS OF MEAT, FISH, MILK, FRUIT AND VEGETABLES FROM THE U-S, THE EUROPEAN UNION, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, AND NORWAY.

MOSCOW IS BY FAR THE BIGGEST BUYER OF EUROPEAN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. AND IS THE SECOND BIGGEST IMPORTER OF U-S POULTRY. NEXT TO MEXICO. Return to index of stories...


KERRY IN AFGHANISTAN-TRX OTS


U-S SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY IS IN AFGHANISTAN.

IT'S AN UNANNOUNCED VISIT.

KERRY IS THERE TO CALM TENSIONS BETWEEN THE COUNTRY'S TWO FEUDING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES.

HIS ARRIVAL FOLLOWS THE KILLING OF A U.S. GENERAL BY AN AFGHAN SOLDIER.

SECRETARY KERRY WILL LIKELY ADDRESS TENSIONS REMAINING AS THE U.S. COMBAT ROLE WINDS DOWN IN AFGHANISTAN. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA CONCERNS-TRX OC


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING--

SPAIN HAS EVACUATED THE FIRST EBOLA PATIENT TO EUROPE.

INTERNATIONAL CONCERNS GROW AS THE DISEASE CONTINUES TO SPREAD.

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN WEST AFRICA.

ANDREW SPENCER EXPLAINS HOW ORGANIZATIONS ARE COMING TOGETHER TO END THE OUTBREAK. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA CONCERNS-PKG


AMID WHAT THE C-D-C CALLS THE "BIGGEST AND MOST COMPLEX EBOLA OUTBREAK IN HISTORY," THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL PUT ITS EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER ON ITS HIGHEST STATE OF ALERT -- BRINGING IN EXTRA STAFF AND WORKING THEM LONG HOURS.

OFFICIALS HAVE ALSO REACHED OUT TO THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES.

"Let's help to bolster the systems they already have in place, let's nip as early as possible any additional outbreaks of the disease."

932 PEOPLE IN WEST AFRICA HAVE DIED FROM CONFIRMED OR REPORTED CASES OF EBOLA IN THIS OUTBREAK. LIBERIA'S PRESIDENT HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY. THERE, THE CASES INCLUDE A SPANISH PRIEST WHO CONTRACTED THE DISEASE; HE'LL BE TREATED IN MADRID -- HAVING BEEN FLOWN BACK TO SPAIN JUST AS TWO AMERICANS WERE TAKEN BACK TO THE UNITED STATES.

.BUT WHAT OF THE EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT GIVEN TO NANCY WRITEBOL AND DOCTOR KENT BRANTLY?

"I think we've gotta let the science guide us. And I don't think all the information's in on whether this drug is helpful."

"Look, we've had two people who got it but you want to wait a couple of weeks to see that they don't get terrible side effects, livers aren't destroyed, they don't die all of a sudden from some unexpected consequence."

FOR NOW, HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE FOCUSING THEIR RESOURCES ON CURRENT TREATMENTS, PUBLIC AWARENESS, AND PREVENTION.

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


DEADLY INFECTIOUS DISEASE-OC-TRX-VO


IN TODAY'S HEALTH NEWS. A 2 YEAR OLD GIRL IS RECOVERING AT GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. AFTER A RAPID, POTENTIALLY DEADLY INFECTION SPREAD THROUGH HER BODY.

KATIE AND HER FAMILY WERE VACATIONING FROM IRELAND. WHEN THE TODDLER GOT SICK.

DOCTORS SAID BY THE TIME KATIE GOT TO THE HOSPITAL. THE AGGRESSIVE BACTERIA HAD ALREADY STARTED TO SHUT DOWN THE TWO YEAR OLD'S BODY.

MOST PATIENTS NEED TO HAVE THEIR LIMBS AMPUTATED.

THE BACTERIA IS CALLED ME-NING-O-COC-CEMIA

IT'S A RARE, CONTAGIOUS BACTERIA. THAT SPREADS SIMILAR TO MENINGITIS.

THIS ONE. CAN BE DEADLY. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY INFECTIOUS DISEASE-(2) SOTVO


:31:25 Very very very scary moment for a physician, starts to see this.

butt sot

:30:07 in a matter of a few hours that patient go from being ok, to being dead.

:43:08 helplessness as well because you can do anything but get them

to the hospital.

GOOD NEWS, THOUGH. KATIE IS DOING GREAT THIS MORNING.

DOCTORS DON'T KNOW WHERE THE 2 YEAR OLD CONTRACTED THE BACTERIA. BUT SAY PARENTS HAVE NO REASON TO BE CONCERNED. Return to index of stories...


PRINCE WILLIAM NEW ROLE-OC -VO


THE HEIR TO THE BRITISH ROYAL THRONE IS GETTING A DAY JOB.

PRINCE WILLIAM IS TAKING ON A NEW ROLE AS AN AIR AMBULANCE PILOT.

WILLIAM WILL BE THE FIRST ROYAL WHO'S IN DIRECT LINE TO THE THRONE TO TAKE A CIVILIAN JOB.

HE'LL BE BASED NEAR HIS HOME AT SANDRINGHAM ESTATE SO HE CAN STILL BE A HANDS ON DAD TO PRINCE GEORGE.

WILLIAM WILL START HIS NEW JOB IN SEPTEMBER. Return to index of stories...


COMMUNITY COUNTS: BOOT CAMP-TRX-OC VO


ALL NEW AT 11:00

A NEW CHALLENGE TO HELP YOU START LIVING A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE---

FREE BOOT CAMP CLASSES ARE HAPPENING IN LEHIGH ACRES.

CLASSES ARE TAUGHT BY THE OWNER OF "HEALTHY HARVEST COMMUNITY FARMS."

THE ORGANIZATION GROWS FOOD AND DONATES TO DIFFERENT PANTRIES AROUND THE COMMUNITY.

HE USES MATS, WEIGHTS, AND YOUR OWN BODY WEIGHT TO PUT YOU IN SHAPE.

IT'S FOR ALL AGES AND SHAPES.

FROM THE EXTREMELY FIT TO NOT AT ALL. Return to index of stories...


COMMUNITY COUNTS: BOOT CAMP-SOTCG


"We are trying to encourage people in our community to come out and be healthier. We don't want to give them target goals but live a healthier lifestyle. So we try to encourage people to come out. "

CLASSES ARE OFFERED MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY-- IN THE MORNING AND EVENING.

CLASSES ARE FREE BUT DONATION FOR THE HEALTHY HARVEST COMMUNITY FARMS ARE WELCOMED.

YOU'RE ASKED TO SIGN UP ONLINE BEFORE COMING---TO DO THAT AND FOR A LIST OF CLASSES GO TO OUR WEBSITE NBC-2.COM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


RIGHT NOW--

THE FIGHT CONTINUES OVER A BUSY INTERSECTION IN LEE COUNTY.

COMING UP A LOOK AT A STUDY THAT COULD MEAN BIG CHANGES FOR TRAFFIC FLOW.

PLUS. STORM PREPARATIONS ARE UNDERWAY IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. AS THE FIRST OF TWO HURRICANES IS SET TO MAKE LANDFALL LATER TODAY. AND THE SECOND ONE CONTINUES TO GAIN STRENGTH. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) BONITA BEACH ROAD-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1B) HAWAII STORMS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


HAWAII STORM PREP-TRXVOTOPS


A RARE AND UNIQUE STORM SCENARIO IS UNFOLDING IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

TWO MAJOR HURRICANES CHURNING OUT AT SEA ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL BACK TO BACK WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

PEOPLE LIVING ACROSS THE ALOHA STATE ARE PREPARING FOR WHAT COULD BE A DEVASTATING BLOW. Return to index of stories...


HAWAII STORM PREP-SOTVO


"Things are running pretty bare." BUTTED TO "It's all gone, I don't know what we're going to do."

SHOPPERS ARE WAITING IN LONG LINES. MANY FINDING EMPTY STORE SHELVES.

FOR A WHILE IT LOOKED AS THOUGH THE STORMS MIGHT BE WEAKENING, BUT, NOW FORECASTERS SAY IT APPEARS THEY ARE GAINING IN STRENGTH WITH ISELLE COMING ASHORE AS A CATEGORY 1 HURRICANE. 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.

JUST A FEW PM DOWNPOURS

The onshore flow will continue today. However, the likelihood of AM showers is very low. The better chance for rain will be in the PM hours, especially along and east of I-75. Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s with heat index values reaching to near 100 degrees.

Drier air does start entering the area on Friday. This will reduce the chance of PM scattered storms, but not completely end the threat. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

Even more dry air works in for the weekend. Right now, Saturday looks slightly wetter than Sunday but the majority of both weekend days are expected to be dry. The best chance for storms each day will be in the afternoon and early evening hours. Highs will be in the low to mid 90s.

Next week looks fairly quiet as the dry air remains in place. Just a few widely scattered storms are expected each afternoon, with highs in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha became post-tropical Wednesday morning, ending it's run as the second named storm in the Atlantic basin. Otherwise, no major activity is expected in the tropics through the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE CHARLEY-OC OTS CG


CAN YOU BELIEVE IT'S BEEN 10 YEARS SINCE HURRICANE CHARLEY SLAMMED INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AUGUST 13TH, 2004 THE CATEGORY FOUR STORM DIDN'T GO TO TAMPA INSTEAD IT TURNED TOWARD PUNTA GORDA.

FOUR PEOPLE DIED.

11-THOUSAND HOMES IN OUR AREA WERE DESTROYED, CAUSING 3 BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

NEXT TUESDAY, F-P-L WILL JOIN CHARLOTTE COUNTY AND PUNTA GORDA OFFICIALS TO SHARE HOW THE COMMUNITY HAS RECOVERED, AND DISCUSS ENHANCEMENTS FOR THE FUTURE.

IT'S AT 11AM, AUGUST 11TH AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE.

COUNT ON US FOR SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE STORM AND ITS AFTERMATH, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 13TH. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO BAY ACCESS-TRX OC VO


MORE PUBLIC ACCESS TO ESTERO BAY.

THAT'S WHY A PRIVATE DEVELOPER IS INVESTING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO AN OLD BOATING SITE IN LEE COUNTY.

SUGAR MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT IS TAKING THE OLD WEEKS FISH CAMP MARINA OFF COCONUT ROAD. AND TURNING IT INTO A NEW DESTINATION FOR BOATERS AND TOURISTS.

AND IN THE MEANTIME. THIS WOULD OPEN UP ESTERO BAY TO THE PUBLIC.

BONITA SPRINGS WILL NEED TO REZONE THE PROPERTY IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

AND THE CITY COUNCIL SUPPORTS THE PLAN. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO BAY ACCESS-SOTVO


it was a blighted area but we had the vision on how we can take that and make a community project:24 just not for boaters but the entire community

COUNCIL'S FINAL VOTE ON THE PROJECT IS IN TWO WEEKS.

THE DEVELOPER HOPES TO BEGIN PUBLIC ACCESS NEXT SPRING. Return to index of stories...


BONITA BEACH RD CONTROVERSY-VO WIPE


A LOCAL CITY COUNCIL CONTINUES TO TALK TRAFFIC PROBLEMS BUT CAN'T AGREE ON A SOLUTION.

A STUDY FOCUSED ON BONITA BEACH ROAD AND U-S 41 CONTINUES TO DIVIDE THE BONITA SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL.

A MAJORITY OF THE COUNCIL WANTS TO END THE STUDY BECAUSE THEY WORRY IT WOULD RESULT IN A FLYOVER AT THE INTERSECTION.

SOME NEARBY BUSINESS OWNERS DON'T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN.

BUT THE TWO COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO WANT TO CONTINUE RESEARCHING OPTIONS ARE ON THE COUNTY BOARD WITH CONTROL OF THE STUDY. Return to index of stories...


BONITA BEACH RD CONTROVERSY-SOTVO


i'm going to do my job which is to let the MPO know 'look city council feels very strongly 5-2 that they don't want this study And but i am still allowed to express my own opinion and to vote the way my conscience dictates

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WILL RECOMMEND THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION *SUSPEND* THE STUDY *UNTIL BONITA SPRINGS DOES ITS OWN RESEARCH ON THE INTERSECTION. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FIRE FOLO-VO


MORE THAN 40 LEHIGH ACRES FIREFIGHTERS WILL BE ABLE TO KEEP THEIR JOBS. AT LEAST FOR NOW.

ASSISTANT CHIEF KEN CRAFT TOLD NBC2 THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS EXTENDING THE FIRE DISTRICT'S SAFER GRANT.

IF THEY *DIDN'T GET THAT EXTENSION. THEY WERE PLANNING TO LAY OFF 46 FIREFIGHTERS NEXT MONTH.

NOW THOSE JOBS ARE SAFE UNTIL MARCH.

IN ORDER TO KEEP THOSE JOBS PERMANENTLY. THEY'RE ASKING LEHIGH VOTERS TO APPROVE A FIRE ASSESSMENT FEE THIS NOVEMBER.

THEY'RE ALSO APPLYING FOR ANOTHER GRANT. Return to index of stories...


ZAC SPEAKS-OC SOTVO WIPE


NO ONE SAW THIS COMING TWO WEEKS AGO.

THE TEEN HIT BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH. IS WALKING AND TALKING.

i just remember going to the beach and getting there, that's all

ZAC LATAWIEC GAVE HIS FIRST INTERVIEW AFTER HIS SUDDEN, REMARKABLE RECOVERY.

HE WAS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND DOCTORS THOUGHT HE'D HAVE PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE IF HE SURVIVED.

BUT NOW THEY SAY THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE HE'LL MAKE A FULL RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


ZAC SPEAKS-SOTVO


thank you everybody for everything. Between the community, doctors, nurses, paramedics, you can't express how thankful you are

DOCTORS THINK ZAC WILL BE ABLE TO GO HOME IN THE NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA VA REFORM BILL-OC VO


VETERANS' HEALTH CARE WILL BE ON THE AGENDA FOR THE PRESIDENT TODAY. AS HE SIGNS A NEW BILL REVAMPING THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.

CONGRESS PASSED THE BILL IN THE FACE OF REPORTS OF LONG WAIT LINES AND POOR CARE AT V-A HOSPITALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THIS BILL WILL HALT SCHEDULED FINANCIAL BONUSES FOR V-A EMPLOYEES. AND ALSO GIVE SOME VETERANS THE ABILITY TO SEEK PRIVATE CARE IF NECESSARY.

NEWLY CONFIRMED SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, ROBERT MCDONALD, ALSO WILL GAIN THE AUTHORITY UNDER THIS BILL TO FIRE SENIOR OFFICIALS FOR MISMANAGEMENT. Return to index of stories...


FL BUDGET-OTS


FLORIDA ECONOMISTS ARE DRAWING UP NEW FORECASTS ON HOW THE STATE'S FINANCES ARE DOING.

TODAY STATE ECONOMISTS WILL PREDICT HOW MUCH MONEY THE STATE IS EXPECTED TO COLLECT IN FUTURE TAXES.

GOV. RICK SCOTT AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS RELY ON THESE FORECASTS TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE STATE HAS A BUDGET SURPLUS.

COLLECTIONS OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS HAVE BEEN SLIGHTLY *UNDER INITIAL ESTIMATES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


WELL *APPARENTLY. A KID IN PENNSYLVANIA IS A BIG HIT ON TV.

It was great but apparently I was like so embarrassed. I was like that, I was like this embarrassed.

"APPARENTLY" HE HAS NEVER BEEN ON LIVE TV BEFORE-BUT HE'S MORE THAN READY FOR HIS CLOSE-UP!

FIND OUT WHAT LITTLE NOAH HAS BEEN UP TO SINCE HE STOLE THE SHOW FROM A REPORTER. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) PA KID AND NEWS-SOTVO


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PA KID TALKS ABOUT BEING ON THE NEWS-2 SHOT


SO *APPARENTLY. A PENNSYLVANIA KID'S TRIP TO THE WAYNE COUNTY FAIR HAS UNEXPECTANTLY TURNED HIM INTO A T-V AND INTERNET SENSATION.

RYAN LECKEY INTRODUCES US TO THE 5 YEAR-OLD REPORTER IN THE MAKING, WHO APPARENTLY KNOWS HOW TO STEAL A SHOW. Return to index of stories...


PA KID TALKS ABOUT BEING ON THE NEWS-PKG


SO WHAT DOES NOAH THINK ABOUT GOING NATIONAL WE CAUGHT UP WITH HIM AT HIS GRANDPARENT'S HOUSE IN WILKES-BARRE TO FIND OUT.

It was great but apparently I was like so embarrassed. I was like that, I was like this embarrassed.

Why?

Because apparently, oh, now I'm just using the words that I used when I was filmed at the county fair.

NOAH'S RISE TO STARDOM ALL BEGAN FRIDAY AT THE WAYNE COUNTY FAIR WHEN HE DID AN INTERVIEW WITH NEWSWATCH 16'S SOFIA OJEDA AND EVENTUALLY TOOK OVER.

What did you think about the ride?

It was great and apparently I have never been on live television before but apparently sometimes I don't watch the news.

Everything's been overwhelming. We went to the fair and we got interviewed and everything unraveled from there.

Where did you learn the word apparently?

I don't know, maybe from my mom, I don't know.

AND AS IT TURNS OUT, THIS SOON-TO-BE KINDERGARTNER HAS A FEW OTHER FAVORITE ADVERBS.

Seriously, sometimes I always fail, seriously,? Sometimes I always fail.

Can I be honest with you?

Yeah.

You're not failing at all because you're a national superstar today.

OH AND SINCE NOAH CONFESSED EARLIER HE DOES NOT WATCH THE NEWS BUT DOES WATCH POWERBALL, HAS THE FAMILY EVER WON?

No, No.

Apparently, everytime grandpa gets lottery tickets apparently the woman that's giving us lottery tickets is jinxing us.

EITHER WAY, NOAH RITTER IS WINNING BIG. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRX


COMING UP. TALK ABOUT HAVING NO REMORSE.

POLICE ARE CLOSER TO CATCHING THIEF. THANKS TO A SMILING PHOTO OF HER HOLDING THIS STOLEN CREDIT CARD!

PLUS--SOME MIAMI HEAT FANS ARE STILL FEELING A LITTLE SALTY AFTER LEBRON JAMES DEPARTURE. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) POSE WITH CREDIT CARD-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) DEAR LEBRON-VOTOPS


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) BODY IDENTIFIED-TC MON SS FULL


GOOD MORNING I'M CHAD OLIVER.

WE NOW KNOW THE IDENTITY OF A BODY FOUND NEAR I-75 TUESDAY.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE SAYS THE VICTIM IS PENNY SEEVERS.

A LAWN CARE COMPANY SPOTTED 43-YEAR OLD'S BODY NEAR THE COLONIAL BOULEVARD ON-RAMP IN LEE COUNTY.

DEPUTIES HAVE NOT SAID IF HER DEATH IS *SUSPICIOUS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) SCHOOL FIRE DRILLS-TC MON VO


LEE COUNTY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS BEGIN FIRE DRILL TRAINING TODAY.

THIS COMES AFTER AN INVESTIGATION EXPOSED FLAWS IN THE SYSTEM.

THE NEW POLICY WILL REQUIRE TWO FIRE DRILLS WITHIN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF SCHOOL.

ALL REPORTS MUST BE LOGGED INTO AN ONLINE DATABASE.

THE FINAL POLICY WILL BE PRESENTED AT A PUBLIC HEARING ON AUGUST 12TH, THEN THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL VOTE. Return to index of stories...


TS3) PISTORIUS TRIAL-TC MON VO


FINAL ARGUMENTS ARE WRAPPING UP IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MURDER TRIAL OF OSCAR PISTORIUS.

THIS MORNING PROSECUTOR GERRIE NEL SAID A CRIMINAL TRIAL WAS A "BLUNT INSTRUMENT FOR DIGGING UP THE TRUTH."

THE PROSECUTION SAYS PISTORIUS INTENTIONALLY SHOT REEVA STEENKAMP LAST YEAR.

THE DEFENSE CONTENDS HE FIRED BY MISTAKE. Return to index of stories...


STOWAWAY TELLS HER STORY-PLASMA INTRO


GOOD MORNING IM LISA SPOONER.

A WOMAN WHO SNUCK ONTO A PLANE WITHOUT A TICKET HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM JAIL.

MARILYN HARTMAN WAS RELEASED FROM CUSTODY LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. AFTER PLEADING NO CONTEST TO A MISDEMEANOR TRESPASSING CHARGE IN A LOS ANGELES COURTROOM.

SHE SPOKE WITH JUAN FERNANDEZ JUST AFTER LEAVING THE COURTHOUSE. Return to index of stories...


STOWAWAY TELLS HER STORY-PKG


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GAMBLING ARRESTS-TRX VO


TWO PEOPLE FROM NORTH FORT MYERS ARE AT THE CENTER OF A GAMBLING INVESTIGATION.

THE DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO STARTED THE INVESTIGATION IN JANUARY.

THAT'S WHEN THEY SAY THEY FOUND "5" CASINO STYLE GAMBLING MACHINES INSIDE THIS BUILDING.

TWO PEOPLE-- THE OWNER AND A BARTENDER-- WERE ARRESTED.

WE TALKED TO ONE MAN WHO WAS INSIDE WHEN THE SEARCH WARRANT WAS SERVED.

HE DESCRIBES WHAT AUTHORITIES DID DURING THE BUST. Return to index of stories...


GAMBLING ARRESTS-SOTVO


SOT:07

WITNESS

she had a notebook and she was logging the machines in there.

THE OWNERS OF BAYSHORE BILLIARDS REFUSED TO COMMENT.

THE DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE AND TOBACCO TELLS US THIS INVESTIGATION IS ON-GOING. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER MOSQUITO CONTROL-TRX-VO


PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN COLLIER COUNTY. WATCH OUT.

THE MOSQUITO POPULATION THERE HAS EXPLODED OUT OF CONTROL AFTER MONDAY'S RECORD RAINFALL.

COLLIER COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL TELLS US IT'S LIKE MOTHER NATURE SUDDENLY TURNED THE LIGHT SWITCH ON.

IN PLACES, MOSQUITO NUMBERS HAVE TRIPLED.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THOUSANDS OF THEM. IN JUST A MATTER OF DAYS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER MOSQUITO CONTROL-SOTVO


Debbie Wojcik, Naples resident

01:14:52-:55

Oh that's scary. You're giving my goosebumps just thinking about it.

MOSQUITO CONTROL OFFICERS ARE SPRAYING OVER HOT SPOTS.

STANDING WATER IS A PRIME BREEDING GROUND.

THESE PUDDLES ARE A PROBLEM.

THEY EXPECT THE SPIKE IN MOSQUITOES TO LAST FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT WEEK.

SO BE SURE TO WEAR THAT REPELLANT WITH DEET IF YOU'RE HEADING OUTDOORS! Return to index of stories...


FEMALE VETERAN GRANT-VO


HELP IS ON THE WAY FOR FEMALE VETERANS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

THE JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICE OF THE SUNCOAST HAS A 9-THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT.

A FUND CALLED CALLED ATHENA'S GIVING CIRCLE WILL HELP VETERAN MOTHERS FIND WORK, BACK TO SCHOOL ASSISTANCE AND PAYING FOR SOME HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. Return to index of stories...


FEMALE VETERAN GRANT-SOTVO


"It is a struggle definitely trying to find employment and preparing your children for school with all the additional stressors that come on to your life when you are trying to pay your bills."

THE MONEY WILL BE AWARDED TO WOMEN THROUGHOUT CHARLOTTE - MANATEE - SARASOTA AND DESOTO COUNTIES.

THE JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICE OF THE SUNCOAST HAS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH TO USE THE MONEY. Return to index of stories...


911 MISUSE-SS VOWIPE


ANOTHER PERSON IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS UNDER ARREST FOR MISUSING 911 --

SABRINA COBB WAS PICKED UP BY FORT MYERS POLICE ON TUESDAY AFTER SHE CLAIMED SOMEONE WAS SHOOTING AT HER.

ONLY 5 MINUTES EARLIER. SHE CALLED 911 FOR POLICE ASSISTANCE TO HELP HER GET SOME PROPERTY OUT OF A FRIENDS HOUSE.

WE TALKED TO HER. SHE ADMITTED TO EVERYTHING.

BUT SAYS SHE SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


911 MISUSE-SOTVO


SOT;

07;08;23-32

"I called 911 again and it's the same lady and i said someone is shooting at me and I'm going to shoot back.'

butt to sot

07;09;32-39

"I apologize, but i needed yall here quicker at that point in time, but I shouldn't have went to jail for that."

POLICE AND DISPATCHERS TELL US THIS IS NOT A NEW PROBLEM.

IN JUST THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. WE'VE UNCOVERED *FOUR INSTANCES OF PEOPLE MISUSING 911.

THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN ONE-THOUSAND NON-EMERGENCY CALLS SO FAR THIS YEAR.

THE DEPARTMENT ESTIMATES IT GETS ABOUT 20 CALLS A MONTH THAT ARE MADE UP OR PRANKS. Return to index of stories...


FL WOMAN POSES FOR PIC WITH STOLEN CREDIT CARD-INT


POLICE IN OCALA, FLORIDA HOPE TO CATCH THE WOMAN WHO USED A STOLEN CREDIT CARD TO BUY HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF HAIR.

OFFICERS HAVE RECEIVED NUMEROUS TIPS AFTER RELEASING A PICTURE OF A SMILING WOMAN POSING WITH THE CARD.

AMAKA UBAKA SPOKE WITH THE VICTIM -- AND THE CLERK WHO COULD HELP CATCH THE HAIR THIEF. Return to index of stories...


FL WOMAN POSES FOR PIC WITH STOLEN CREDIT CARD-PKG


standup - "OCALA POLICE SAY THEY'RE GETTING CLOSER TO CATCHING THE WOMAN WHO USED A STOLEN CREDIT CARD TO BUY 400 DOLLARS WORTH OF THIS HAIR INSIDE THIS BEAUTY SUPPLY STORE.

OCALA POLICE SAY THEY'VE BEEN GETTING NUMEROUS TIPS AFTER A 21 YEAR OLD EMPLOYEE GOT SUSPICIOUS AND SNAPPED HER PICTURE."

I've never had anything stolen from me.

ITS BEEN EXACTLY ONE MONTH.SINCE 74-YEAR-OLD JOSEPHINE LUPO HAD HER WALLET STOLEN AT THIS OCALA WALMART.

I'm shaking right now, everytime I think about I think how could that happen?

BUT NOW, POLICE HAVE A HUGE LEAD: THIS PICTURE OF A SMILING WOMAN POSING WITH LUPO'S STOLEN CREDIT CARD. IT SPREAD QUICKLY ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA, INCLUDING OUR LOCAL SIX FACEBOOK PAGE.

She spends a lot of money in here.

ABDEL KAYSEM SAYS THE WOMAN IS A REGULAR CUSTOMER, BUT GREW SUSPICIOUS AFTER SHE SHOWED A CREDIT CARD BUT DIDN'T HAVE A MATCHING DRIVER'S LICENSE.

She kept saying you know me, you know me, and I said we know your face, we know that you come in here and you're friendly, but we don't know your name so I'm not gonna take your card without ID.

SO HE ASKED TO TAKE HER PICTURE.

I thought that would scare her into saying I don't want this anymore but she you saw the picture she smiled for it.

THE PICTURE SURPRISED LUPO TOO, BECAUSE SHE SAYS THE WOMAN WHO TOOK HER WALLET WAS NOT AFRICAN AMERICAN.

SO NOW POLICE ARE HOPING THIS PICTURE WILL HELP LEAD THEM TO WHOEVER ELSE WAS HELPING HER STEAL.

I'm gonna put all my credit cards in a vault.

I wanted them in jail.

standup -- ACCORDING TO THIS REPORT, THERE MAY BE EVEN MORE EVIDENCE FOR POLICE: THERE'S SURVEILLANCE VIDEO THAT SHOWS THE WOMAN USING A STOLEN CREDIT CARD TO BUY GAS. BUT POLICE TELL ME ITS NOT AVAILABLE TODAY. Return to index of stories...


BUS CRASH CAUGHT ON CAM-TRX-NATSVO


nats of bus driver screaming

WHAT STARTED OUT AS A TYPICAL BUS RIDE ENDED WITH THE SOUNDS OF SQUEALING TIRES AND CRUNCHING METAL.

THIS SAN ANTIONIO BUS WAS HIT FROM THE RIGHT SIDE BY A CAR THAT RAN A STOP SIGN.

THE BUS THEN JUMPS A CURB AND SMASHES INTO AN SUV, A FENCE AND TWO HOMES.

AFTER THE BUS COMES TO A STOP THE DRIVER IMMEDIATELY CHECK ON THE ONLY PASSENGER ON THE BUS. Return to index of stories...


BUS CRASH CAUGHT ON CAM-SOTVO


are you alright? Woman yelps

THE DRIVER AND THE PASSENGER WE'RE OKAY.

THE DRIVER WHO RAN THE STOP SIGN AND THE S-U-V HIT BY THE BUS WENT TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES.

TWO WOMEN INSIDE ONE OF THE HOMES WALKED AWAY UNHARMED. Return to index of stories...


YOURE WELCOME LEBRON-VOTOPS


A MIAMI-BASED RADIO HOST TOOK OUT A BILLBOARD-SIZED AD IN AKRON, OHIO, WITH A PICTURE OF TWO MIAMI HEAT CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS, AND THE WORDS "YOU'RE WELCOME, LEBRON," SIGNED: "LOVE, MIAMI."

WHO'S BEHIND THE SIGN?

THE BILLBOARD CREDITS GONZALO "PAPI" LE BATARD, THE FATHER OF MIAMI SPORTS JOURNALIST AND ESPN HOST, DAN LE BATARD Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRX


COMING UP ON NBC-2.

A SIX YEAR OLD DROWNS IN A POOL.

HOW HIS MOTHER IS TURNING THAT TRAGEDY INTO A TEACHABLE MOMENTS FOR KIDS AND PARENTS.

PLUS. BIKINI-CLAD WOMEN RALLY TOGETHER AFTER A MOTHER OF FIVE WAS TAUNTED AT THE BEACH. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) LATE SUMMER POOL-VOTOPS


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TZ4B) BARE BIKINI BELLIES-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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LATE SUMMER POOL SAFETY-ON CAM


NOW THAT IT'S AUGUST, MOST KIDS HAVE SPENT PLENTY OF TIME IN THE SWIMMING POOL.

STILL, PARENTS SHOULDN'T GET TOO CONFIDENT WHEN LETTING THEM SWIM.

KARIN CAIFA EXPLAINS HOW ONE MOTHER IS SAVING MANY LIVES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


LATE SUMMER POOL SAFETY-PKG


SUMMER IS ENTERING THE FINAL STRETCH, BUT IN MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, THERE'S MORE SWIM TIME AHEAD.

ACCORDING TO THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION, DROWNING IS THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN FIVE AND FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE.

BY THIS POINT IN THE SEASON, MANY CHILDREN HAVE HAD SWIM LESSONS OR CAMPS. BUT REMINDERS ABOUT POOL SAFETY, SHOULD BE ONGOING.

We teach the children if they have long hair you need to tie your hair back, do not swim near a drain. If a cover is coming loose in a pool that, that pool needs to be shut down until it is repaired because you can become stuck.

KAREN COHN LOST HER 6-YEAR-OLD SON ZACHARY TO A DRAIN ENTRAPMENT. SHE'S SINCE CHANNELED HER ENERGY INTO THE ZAC FOUNDATION, WHICH WILL HOLD A TOTAL OF 25 CAMPS ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS SUMMER -- TEACHING YOUNG SWIMMERS AGES 5 THROUGH 9 THEIR A-B-C-D'S OF POOL SAFETY.

A -- AN ADULT SHOULD ALWAYS BE NEARBY

B -- DON'T CLIMB OVER BARRIERS LIKE FENCES OR GATES IF A POOL IS CLOSED

C -- CLASSES LIKE SWIM LESSONS AND C-P-R

AND D -- DRAIN SAFETY.

PARENTS SHOULD AVOID DISTRACTIONS WHEN CHILDREN ARE IN THE WATER.

Do not read a book, do not rely on lifeguards, do not check your phones, make sure your eyes are always on your children. That's the most important.

FOR CONSUMER WATCH, I'M KARIN CAIFA. 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.

JUST A FEW PM DOWNPOURS

The onshore flow will continue today. However, the likelihood of AM showers is very low. The better chance for rain will be in the PM hours, especially along and east of I-75. Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s with heat index values reaching to near 100 degrees.

Drier air does start entering the area on Friday. This will reduce the chance of PM scattered storms, but not completely end the threat. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

Even more dry air works in for the weekend. Right now, Saturday looks slightly wetter than Sunday but the majority of both weekend days are expected to be dry. The best chance for storms each day will be in the afternoon and early evening hours. Highs will be in the low to mid 90s.

Next week looks fairly quiet as the dry air remains in place. Just a few widely scattered storms are expected each afternoon, with highs in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha became post-tropical Wednesday morning, ending it's run as the second named storm in the Atlantic basin. Otherwise, no major activity is expected in the tropics through the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


BARE BIKINI BELLIES-ON CAM


ONE MOM WHO SAYS SHE WAS TAUNTED AT THE BEACH FOR HER BELLY-BARING BIKINI. IS GETTING SUPPORT FROM DOZENS OF WOMEN.

THEY HELD A RALLY TO SEND A POSITIVE MESSAGE ABOUT BODY IMAGE.

AMANDA ANDERSON TAKES US THERE. Return to index of stories...


BARE BIKINI BELLIES-PKG


THESE WOMEN -- MANY OF THEM MOTHERS -- PROUDLY SHOWED OFF THEIR FLAWED BELLIES.

"I wouldn't normally be doing this because it is kind of intimidating being out in public and be showing your tummy."

FOR SOME -- IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THEY'D EVER WORN A BIKINI.

"We have strength in numbers so that's what we thought that moms are gonna feel way more comfortable if we get together and do it so that's why we did it this way."

OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONE TO SUPPORT TANIS JEX-BLAKE.

SHE'S THE MOTHER OF FIVE RIDICULED BECAUSE OF THE STRETCH MARKS ON HER STOMACH.

"I put myself out there. I was vulnerable and you kicked me when I was down."

"My mind still goes back there. But the support is helping."

THAT SUPPORT HELPED THE SELF CONSCIOUS MOM STRIP DOWN TO THE SAME PINK BIKINI SHE WAS WEARING THAT HURTFUL DAY AT THE BEACH.

"I think every mom out there is kind of afraid that their turn will come that somebody will be scowling at them whether it's breast feeding in public or showing skin or anything like that."

SCOTT GRAY WAS AT CHURCHILL SQUARE WITH HIS KIDS - NOT FOR THE RALLY. STILL, HE WAS TO SEE IT. HE SAYS THE RIDICULE IS.RIDICULOUS.

"I think women should be allowed to dress with what they want I guess, 46 like I got a wife with 3 kids too and she's got stretch marks big deal. That was just totally nonsense I think."

FOR JEX-BLAKE, THE ATTENTION IS STILL OVERWHELMING.

"I don't know any of these people but they've all come out to show their support and they're all rocking their bikinis I love it."

"We really want people to realize that they should be loving their body for what it can do rather than how it looks cause our bodies are amazing, they grow babies we run marathons we do all these amazing things and all we care about it is how it looks." Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


HERE IS STAT THAT'S HARD TO BELIEVE.

NINE IN TEN PEOPLE WHO ARE PRE-DIABETIC DON'T KNOW IT.

THE WARNING SIGNS AHEAD IN HEALTH MATTERS.

PLUS. MONKEY IN THE MIDDLE!

A SELFIE TAKEN BY THIS GUY HAS SPARKED A HUGE DEBATE OVER COPYRIGHT. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) MONKEY SELFIE DEBATE-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


PRE-DIABETES MAY SOUND LIKE A MADE-UP PROBLEM, BUT IT'S FAR FROM HARMLESS.

ACCORDING TO THE MAYO CLINIC, WITHOUT INTERVENTION, PEOPLE WITH PRE DIABETES ARE LIKELY TO BECOME TYPE 2 DIABETICS IN 10 YEARS OR LESS.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER EXPLAINS HOW YOU MEASURE UP. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


IT MAY COME AS A SHOCKING REVELATION- AS MANY AS 90% OF PEOPLE

WHO ARE PRE DIABETIC DON'T KNOW IT. FINDING OUT, COULD PROVIDE THEM

A WINDOW FOR CHANGE.

MELANIE ARACRI/CERTIFIED DIABETES EDUCATOR

RUNS:

8:51 By more physicians doing those A1C tests along with your annual labs, they are

sending more consults to see the registered dietician, their certified diabetes educator.

SOMEONE WITHOUT DIABETES HAS A FASTING BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL BELOW

100, A RANDOM BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL BELOW 140 AND A THREE-MONTH

AVERAGE BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL, KNOWN AS THE A1C, BELOW 5.7%.

WHEN THESE LEVELS ARE ELEVATED, BUT NOT HIGH ENOUGH TO MEET A

DIABETES STANDARD, A PERSON IS CONSIDERED PRE DIABETIC.

MELANIE ARACRI/CERTIFIED DIABETES EDUCATOR

RUNS:

8:34 The A1C for pre-diabetes is 5.7 to 6.4% is categorized as increased risk for

diabetes and then greater than 6.4 or 6.5 is diagnosed as criteria for diabetes

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Unlike full blown diabetes which is a life-long condition, pre diabetes signifies a high

risk, but is reversible. As more attention is placed on it's importance, people can find out

how they measure up, and make appropriate changes.

MELANIE ARACRI/CERTIFIED DIABETES EDUCATOR

RUNS:

8:51 You are able to prevent going to type 2 diabetes when you're in that pre-diabetes

stage. By 10% weight loss and exercise.

EXPERTS FIND MODIFYING DIET TO REDUCE CARB INTAKE AND GETTING

MORE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE IS PROVING TO BE A TURNING POINT FOR THEIR

PATIENTS.

MELANIE ARACRI/CERTIFIED DIABETES EDUCATOR

RUNS:

9:52 I really think they're taking it to heart.

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


MONKEY SELFIE DEBATE-OC VO


IF A MONKEY TAKES A PICTURE, WHO OWNS THE COPYRIGHT?

WELL. ACCORDING TO WIKIMEDIA, THE OWNER OF WIKIPEDIA, NO ONE DOES.

IN 2011, PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID SLATER TOOK PICTURES OF CRESTED BLACK MACAQUES IN INDONESIA. DURING WHICH SOME OF THE MONKEYS GRABBED HIS CAMERA AND TOOK 'SELFIES'.

THE 'MONKEY SELFIES' WENT VIRAL ON THE INTERNET. AND SLATER HAS BEEN TRYING TO GET WIKIMEDIA TO STOP DISTRIBUTING THE PICTURES FOR FREE.

HOWEVER, WIKIMEDIA ARGUES THAT BECAUSE SLATER DIDN'T ACTUALLY TAKE THE PICTURE. HE DOESN'T OWN THE COPYRIGHT.

THEY CLAIM THAT SINCE AN ANIMAL TOOK THE PICTURE. THE PHOTO DOES NOT BELONG TO ANY RECOGNIZED COPYRIGHT HOLDER. THEREFORE BELONGING IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. Return to index of stories...


TRUMP WANTS NAME REMOVED-OC VO


REAL ESTATE MOGUL DONALD TRUMP IS SUING TO GET HIS NAME *OFF* OF SOMETHING.

TRUMP FILED SUIT IN NEW JERSEY TO FORCE THE RENAMING OF TRUMP TAJ MAHAL AND THE TRUMP PLAZA.

HIS REASON. THE ATLANTIC CITY CASINOS ARE NO LONGER GOOD ENOUGH TO BEAR HIS NAME.

TRUMP RAN THEM IN THE 80S AND 90S. BUT SOLD HIS STAKE BACK IN 2009.

HE HAD LICENSED THE USE OF THE NAME. BUT CLAIMS THE PROPERTIES DON'T LIVE UP TO THE REPUTATION OF THE TRUMP NAME. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


BAD NEWS FOR SOME RASCAL FLATTS FANS, ACTOR ROBERT REDFORD SUES NEW YORK AND A FAMOUS HARRY POTTER CHARACTER WRITES A LETTER TO A SURVIVOR.

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


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


BAD NEWS FOR SOME RASCAL FLATTS FANS.

THE BAND ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY THEY ARE CANCELING UPCOMING SHOWS IN IDAHO, WASHINGTON STATE AND CANADA.

THE CANCELLATION IS DUE TO THE UNFORESEEN ILLNESS OF LEAD SINGER GARY LEVOX.

IN A STATEMENT, BAND MEMBER JAY DEMARCUS SAID IN PART.

"THE SCHEDULE OF SHOWS THIS PAST WEEKEND. HAVE LEFT HIM WITHOUT A VOICE.WE PROMISE TO RETURN AS SOON AS WE CAN."

ROBERT REDFORD IS SUING NEW YORK STATE.

THE ACTOR CLAIMS HE IS BEING OVERTAXED ON MONEY HIS COMPANY MADE WHEN IT SOLD OFF A STAKE OF THE SUNDANCE CHANNEL.

THE VETERAN ACTOR IS BEING TAXED 1 POINT 6 MILLION DOLLARS BY NEW YORK ON THE MONEY MADE ON THE SALE.

BUT REDFORD, A UTAH RESIDENT, SAYS HE PAID TAXES ON THE REVENUE IN UTAH.

HE IS ASKING FOR A JUDGEMENT THAT SAYS HE DOESN'T OWE THE MONEY, PLUS ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COSTS.

J.K ROWLING BRINGS A LITTLE LIGHT TO A DARK TIME.

THE AUTHOR SENT A PERSONALIZED HANDWRITTEN NOTE, WRITTEN IN THE VOICE OF HARRY POTTER CHARACTER "DUMBLEDORE," TO SHOOTING SURVIVOR CASSIDY STAY.

A GUNMAN KILLED CASSIDY'S PARENTS AND SIBLINGS IN HOUSTON LAST MONTH

AT THE MEMORIAL, THE BRAVE 15-YEAR-OLD SAID THIS.

"DUMBLEDORE SAYS HAPPINESS CAN BE FOUND EVEN IN THE DARKEST OF TIMES,.IF ONE ONLY REMEMBERS TO TURN ON THE LIGHT."

ROWLING ALSO SENT A SIGNED COPY OF THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN. AMONG OTHER THINGS.

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


FL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-OC-VO


FROM DIAMOND RINGS TO RARE COINS TO VINTAGE BASEBALL CARDS --

HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PROPERTY IS WAITING TO BE CLAIMED IN FLORIDA.

THIS HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE ABANDONS A SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX FOR THREE YEARS.

BANKS SEND THE CONTENTS TO A STATE VAULT.

THE STATE HOLDS THEM FOR ANOTHER TWO YEARS THEN AUCTIONS IT OFF.

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COMING UP ON NBC-2 NEWS AT NOON.

A LAWN MAINTENACE TEAM DOESN'T FIND JUST GRASS.

THEIR GRUESOME DISCOVERY, WAS THE START OF A HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION.

THE BODY LYING NEXT TO THE INTERSTATE HAS NOW BEEN IDENTIFIED.

NOW NBC-2 IS FINDING OUT, WHY DEPUTIES ALREADY KNEW HER NAME.

AND IT'S A MUTATION. THAT COULD MEAN BREAST CANCER FOR THOSE WHO HAVE IT.

DOCTORS ARE NOT ONLY UNCOVERING NEW DETECTION.

BUT ALSO NEW TREATMENT FOR A FORM OF THE DISEASE.

the books have been ordered, and school begins on August 27th."

THE BOOKS HEADED INTO THE HANDS OF CHILDREN, ARE GETTING X-RATED REVIEWS.

WHY SOME PARENTS ARE OUTRAGED WITH ONE TEXTBOOK TEACHERS SAY IS NOTHING MORE THAN A LEARNING TOOL. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) BODY FOUND I75-TRX VOTOPS SS


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NOON TZB) BREAST CANCER GENE-TRX VO


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NOON TZC) EXPLICIT TEXTBOOK-TRX SOTVO


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