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HL1) BODY FOUND I75-TRX VOTOPS TS2)-VOTOPS
HL2) EBOLA OUTBREAK-TRX VOTOPS TS3)-VOTOPS
HL3) EXPLICIT TEXTBOOK-TRX VOTOPS C43 ON HOLD-TRX 2SH VO
OPEN-CLIP BUILDING COLLPASE- COLLAPSE IN KANSAS CITY
BODY FOUND I75-SSTOPS OSCAR PISTORIUS-TRX 2SH FLY-EBOXES
BODY FOUND I75-VOTOPS SS OSCAR PISTORIUS-PKG
BODY FOUND FM-OC SS VO-WIPE CHARLIE CRIST SUPPORT-CLIP PLASMA
FORMER FMB WOMAN ARRESTED-TRX OC SS VO OC RICK SCOTT HUNTING-VO-PLASMA VO-FULL
ZAC SPEAKS-OC SOT(2)VO RICK SCOTT HUNTING-SOT PLASMA
FMB LIGHTNING DETECTION-OC CG FL BUDGET-OTS
DEADLY INFECTIOUS DISEASE-OC VO-WIPE GAMBLING ARRESTS-TRX OC VO-WIPE
DEADLY INFECTIOUS DISEASE-SOT(2)VO GAMBLING ARRESTS-SOTVO
EBOLA OUTBREAK-TRX OC AIRLINE STOWAWAY TALKS-OC VO-WIPE
EBOLA OUTBREAK-PKG AIRLINE STOWAWAY TALKS-SOTVO
EBOLA OUTBREAK-OC DAN HUGHES UPDATE-OC VO
TEACHER ORIENTATION-OC VO MOSQUITO CONTROL-OC VO VIDBOX
LEE SCHOOLS FIRE DRILLS-VOTOPS WEEKS FISH CAMP MARINA-OC VO
SCHOOL BUS ROUTES-OC BNR BONITA BEACH RD CONTROVERSY-TRX VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-2SHOT BONITA BEACH RD CONTROVERSY-SOTVO
TZ1 A) PA AMBER ALERT-VOTOPS LEHIGH FIREFIGHTER JOBS-OC VO
TZ1 B) HEALTHY VENDING MACHINES-VOTOPS SGT WILSON RESCHEDULED EVENT-OC SS
WEATHER-STC FL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-OC VO-WIPE
PA AMBER ALERT-TRX OC VO OC FL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-SOTVO BNR
GEN. GREENE TRANSGER-TRX OC VO GAS PRICES-TRX VOTOPS
OBAMA VA HEALTH CARE-OC VO TEASE FOUR-2SHOT
ALGERIA PLANE BLACKBOX-TRX VOTOPS-WIPE TZ4 A) hi hurricanes-VOTOPS
MH17 NATIONAL MOURNING DAY-VOTOPS TZ4 B) EXPLICIT TEXTBOOK-VOTOPS
MH17 NATIONAL MOURNING DAY-SOTVO WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
SNOWDEN STAY IN RUSSIA-TRX VOTOPS MOTE MARINE BLOOM-TRX OC SS VO
RUSSIA BANS FOOD IMPORTS-OC CG HURRICANE CHARLEY ANNIV-TRX VO-PLASMA VO-FULL CG
ORGEON WILDFIRES-TRX VOTOPS HI HURRICANES-VO-PLASMA CG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP HI HURRICANES-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
HEALTHY VENDING MACHINES-CLIP GFX-PLASMA VO-PLASMA FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
HEALTHY VENDING MACHINES-PKG EXPLICIT SEX ED BOOK-BUBBA
HEALTHY CHALLENGE-VO-PLASMA VO-FULL CG EXPLICIT SEX ED BOOK-PKG
BREAST CANCER GENE-BUBBA VO OKLAHOMA DRUNK TEACHER-OC VO
FETAL ALCOHOL BRAIN-VOTOPS JK ROWLING GIVES GIFT-OC SOTVO
TEASE TWO-OC MOVIE ATTENDANCE DOWN-TRX VOTOPS OC
TZ2 A) MORTGAGE RATES-VOTOPS MOVIE ATTENDANCE DOWN-PKG
TZ2 B) WOW CAMP-VOTOPS MOVIE ATTENDANCE DOWN-OC
BARNES & NOBLE AMAZON-TRX OC VO CLOONEY MARRIAGE LICENSE-OC SS
VIZIO RECALLS-VOTOPS COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
BANK OF AM SETTLEMENT-OC VO A) BUS CRASH ON CAMERA-VO
MORTGAGE RATES RISE-OC CG b) COST OF DEATH-VOTOPS
CHEAPEST MORTGAGE STATES-OC VO TS1) BODY IDENTIFIED I75-TRX VOTOPS SS
WOW CAMP-TRX VO-PLASMA TS2) C43 RESERVOIR-VOTOPS
WOW CAMP-PKG TS3) VA BILL SIGNED-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE-2SHOT MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
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INVESTIGATORS HAVE BEEN WORKING THIS WEEK TO IDENTIFY A BODY FOUND BY THE ROADSIDE.

NOW WE'VE LEARNED THEY KNEW THE NAME, UNDER DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES.

AND IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS WE'LL LEARN JUST HOW SERIOUS TOP OFFICIALS THINK THE EBOLA OUTBREAK IS BECOMING.

WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, TO DETERMINE THE DANGER.

PLUS -- SCHOOLBOOKS THAT MIGHT NOT BE FIT FOR YOUNG EYES.

THE IMAGES AND LANGUAGE THAT HAVE PARENTS' JAWS DROPPING. Return to index of stories...


HL1) BODY FOUND I75-TRX VOTOPS


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HL2) EBOLA OUTBREAK-TRX VOTOPS


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HL3) EXPLICIT TEXTBOOK-TRX VOTOPS


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OPEN-CLIP


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BODY FOUND I75-SSTOPS


THE BODY FOUND JUST FEET FROM I-75 ON TUESDSAY HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE SAYS IT'S 43- YEAR OLD Penny Seevers. Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND I75-VOTOPS SS


A LAWN CARE COMPANY SPOTTED HER BODY NEAR THE COLONIAL BOULEVARD RAMP ON EYE-75 IN LEE COUNTY.

YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN CAUGHT UP IN THE TRAFFIC DELAYS BECAUSE OF IT.

DEPUTIES HAVE STILL NOT SAID IF THE DEATH IS SUSPICIOUS.

NBC-2 DUG FOR DETAILS, INTO PENNY SEEVERS HISTORY.

TODAY WE UNCOVERED SHE HAS A LENGTHY HISTORY, PUTTING HER BEHIND BARS IN LEE COUNTY NEARLY A DOZEN TIMES.

MOST RECENTLY SHE SPENT THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF THE YEAR IN JAIL, FOR COCAINE.

BEFORE THAT SHE'S HAD SEVERAL OTHER CHARGES IN RECENT YEARS. Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND FM-OC SS VO-WIPE


POLICE ARE WORKING TO IDENTIFY ANOTHER 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 BRAHAN AVENUE JUST WEST OF METRO PARKWAY

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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-TRX OC SS VO OC


AND NBC-2 IS DIGGING FOR NEW DEVELOPMENTS OF A CRAZY STORY WITH ROOTS RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

JULIA WADSWORTH LIVED IN FORT MYERS BEACH AS RECENTLY AS FEBRUARY.

OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS FOUND OUT WADSWORTH APPEARED IN AN OHIO COURTROOM THIS WEEK LISTED AS JANE DOE.

SHE'S CHARGED WITH HAVING A FAKE I-D CARD.

HERE'S WHERE THINGS GET STRANGE.

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 HIDE HER IDENTITY.

COUNT ON NBC-2 FOR THE UPDATE. Return to index of stories...


ZAC SPEAKS-OC SOT(2)VO


ALSO DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW.

NBC-2 HAS SHARED HIS STORY.

A REMARKABLE RECOVERY AFTER 14-YEAR-OLD ZAC LATAWIEC WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

NOW HE SHARES IT WITH US ALL, IN HIS OWN WORDS

"I just remember going to the beach and getting there. That's all."

REPORTER: Do you consider yourself a miracle?

ZAC: Yes.

DOCTORS THOUGHT HE HAD PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE. BUT WEDNESDAY HE TALKED FOR THE FIRST TIME ABOUT HIS LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE.

HIS GIRLFRIEND WAS ALSO STRUCK.

SHE IS O-K.

THE DOCTOR SAYS ZAC WILL PROBABLY GO HOME IN THE NEXT WEEK. AND HE THINKS THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE ZAC WILL MAKE A FULL RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING DETECTION-OC CG


THE LIGHTNING STRIKE KILLED A MAN WHO WAS FRIENDS WITH THE FAMILY OF ZAC'S GIRLFRIEND.

SINCE THAT DAY, TOWN LEADERS ON FORT MYERS BEACH ARE LOOKING AT WAYS TO IMPROVE SAFETY ALONG THE SHORE.

THEY WILL VOTE IN SEPTEMBER ON WHETHER TO INSTALL LIGHTNING DETECTION EQUIPMENT ON THE ENTIRE ISLAND.

THE TECHNOLOGY WOULD COST 130-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

RIGHT NOW, THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE THE MONEY WOULD COME FROM. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY INFECTIOUS DISEASE-OC VO-WIPE


RIGHT NOW A 2 YEAR OLD GIRL IS RECOVERING AT GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AFTER A RAPID AND 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.

MENINGOCOCCEMIA IS A RARE, CONTAGIOUS BACTERIA, THAT SPREADS SIMILAR TO MENINGITIS. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY INFECTIOUS DISEASE-SOT(2)VO


: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 RECOVERING JUST FINE.

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...


EBOLA OUTBREAK-TRX OC


THE C-D-C HAS ISSUED IT'S HIGHEST ALERT FOR THE EBOLA CRISIS: A LEVEL-ONE.

DOCTOR SANJAY GUPTA WAS AT THE C-D-C'S EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER. WHEN IT WAS ANNOUNCED. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA OUTBREAK-PKG


This the CDC's Emergency Operations Center - the nerve center of its response to the Ebola outbreak.

A few minutes after I walked in, phones and blackberries started buzzing -- the alert level WAS raised to the highest there is.

WHILE WE WERE HERE THE ACTIVATION LEVEL JUST WENT UP TO LEVEL 1

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

WHAT THAT MEANS IS MORE PEOPLE AND MORE RESOURCES DEDICATED TO THE RESPONSE

IT ALSO SENDS A MESSAGE WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION THE SORT OF ALL HANDS ON DECK KIND APPROACH TO THINGS THAT PEOPLE MAY NEED TO DROP WHAT THEY ARE DOING OR CUT BACK WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS EBOLA RESPONSE BECAUSE WE JUST NEED MORE BODIES TO HELP WITH THE ACTIVITIES.

there was definitely a palpable sense of urgency.

LET ME GIVE YOU AND A LITTLE BIT OF AN IDEA HOW THIS ALL WORKS

WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT IS WHAT THE CDC LOOKS AT.

A MAP OF THE WORLD TRYING TO FIGURE WHAT INFECTIOUS DISEASES ARE HAPPENING AND WHERE THEY ARE HAPPENING

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, A LOT OF FOCUS RIGHT NOW ON EBOLA - AND THEY'RE TRACKING THAT REAL TIME AS WELL

THEY'VE BEEN DOING THIS SINCE MARCH - TAKE A LOOK AT THIS - MID MAY - THINGS LOOK LIKE THEY ARE BASICALLY UNDER CONTROL

BUT THEN LOOK WHAT HAPPENS AT THE BEGINNING OF JUNE - EVERYTHING TAKES OFF - THIS IS ON IT'S WAY TO BECOMING THE WORST EBOLA OUTBREAK IN HISTORY

Dr. Stephen Monroe is helping lead the CDC's response.

WITHOUT TRYING TO MALIGN OR INDICT BECAUSE THAT'S NOT THE POINT - WAS THERE MISTAKES MADE? I MEAN IS THERE A REASON WHY THIS OUTBREAK IS WORSE THAN ANY OTHER OUTBREAK IN HISTORY?

I THINK THE REASON WHY THIS OUTBREAK IS AS BAD AS IT IS IS BECAUSE THE INITIAL EVENT, THE LIGHTNING STRIKE IF YOU WILL, WAS RIGHT IN THIS CORNER BETWEEN 3 COUNTRIES - IN A VERY REMOTE PART OF EACH OF THESE COUNTRIES - AND SO IT QUICKLY SPREAD ACROSS THE BORDERS OF THESE 3 COUNTRIES AND FROM THERE SPREAD INTO THE CAPITALS - AND SO THE FOREST FIRE SPREAD GOT OUT OF CONTROL, MUCH MORE QUICKLY THAN IT HAS IN PREVIOUS OUTBREAKS.

many more resources are needed and some are on the way. the CDC is sending 50 MORE people to the region.

The world health organization is appealing for more funding.

but it's not just money - there's a lack of education. and cultural differences in the region.

Dr. Meridith Dixon just returned from 2 tours in the remote part of Guinea, where she was trying to help control this outbreak.

ONE DAY WE - THE INTERNATIONAL STAFF AND THE GUEKEDOU TREATMENT CENTER - WE WERE REMOVED FROM THAT AREA BECAUSE THERE WERE RUMORS THAT A GROUP OF YOUNG MEN WOULD BE COMING TO DESTROY THE TREATMENT CENTER BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO DESTROY EBOLA.

she says that situation never escalated - but it shows the kind of hurdles, and confusion, the health workers face.

Here in the U.S.: Different confusion. Different questions. for example, if Ebola is not airborne, why the extraordinary precautions for Dr. Brantley and Ms. Whitebol?

It turns out standard precautions may suffice. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA OUTBREAK-OC


OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE CONFIDENT ANY LARGE HOSPITAL COULD HANDLE AN EBOLA CASE, USING TRADITIONAL ISOLATION ROOMS AND EXTRA PRECAUTIONS,

A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY COULD BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER ORIENTATION-OC VO


TODAY, HUNDREDS OF *NEW* TEACHERS IN LEE COUNTY ARE UNDERGOING ORIENTATION.

A FEW REASONS ARE BEHIND THE NEED FOR ALL THESE NEW TEACHERS.

THE BIG ONE. IS THE FACT THAT LEE SCHOOLS ARE GROWING AT A VERY FAST PACE EVERY YEAR.

AND BECAUSE SOME SCHOOLS AREN'T PERFORMING AS WELL AS THEY SHOULD BE, THEY HOPE THE EXTRA HELP WILL TURN THINGS AROUND.

THERE ARE ANYWHERE FROM 500 TO 600 NEW TEACHERS AT ORIENTATION TODAY AT SOUTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOLS FIRE DRILLS-VOTOPS


AND LEE COUNTY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS BEGIN FIRE DRILL TRAINING TODAY.

THE DRILLS ARE ONE PART OF A DISTRICT POLICY CHANGE, BASED ON AN NBC-2 INVESTIGATION THAT FOUND 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...


SCHOOL BUS ROUTES-OC BNR


A HEADS UP FOR LEE COUNTY PARENTS!

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

THE ENTIRE INTERACTIVE DATABASE CAN BE FOUND AT NBC DASH TWO DOT COM, JUST CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


IT A HEART-STOPPING STORY, DEVELOPING WILDLY THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

A PENNSYLVANIA MAN. SUSPECTED OF KILLING HIS WIFE RUNS OF WITH THE KIDS.

NOW NBC-2 IS UNCOVERING WHERE THOSE CHILDREN ARE NOW, AND THE DRASTIC MEASURES THE FATHER WENT TO, AT THE END OF THE CHASE.

PLUS --

WHEN YOU THINK VENDING MACHINES, YOU PROBABLY DON'T THINK FRESH FRUIT, AND FRESH JUICES.

BUT ONE COUPLE IS WORKING TO CHANGE THAT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) PA AMBER ALERT-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B) HEALTHY VENDING MACHINES-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


PA AMBER ALERT-TRX OC VO OC


A PENNSYLVANIA MAN. SUSPECTED OF KILLING HIS WIFE AND KIDNAPPING HIS TWO CHILDREN. HAS BEEN FOUND DEAD.

POLICE BELIEVE KEITH BELAJONAS. KILLED HIS WIFE AT THEIR HOME. THEN DRAGGED HIS TWO BOYS INTO HIS NISSAN PATHFINDER.

AUTHORITIES SAY BELAJONAS HEADED TO STATEN ISLAND AND ALLEGEDLY ROBBED A PHARMACY WHERE A RELATIVE WORKS.

OFFICERS FOUND THE MAN DEAD IN HIS CAR FROM AN APPARENT SELF-INFLICTED GUN SHOT WOUND. ABOUT SIX MILES AWAY FROM THE PHARMACY.

THE TWO BOYS WERE FOUND AT THE C-V-S AND APPEARED TO BE UNHARMED. Return to index of stories...


GEN. GREENE TRANSGER-TRX OC VO


THE BODY OF MAJOR GENERAL HAROLD GREENE IS BACK ON U-S SOIL.

HIS CASKET ARRIVED TODAY AT DOVER AIR FORCE BASE.

THE LONGTIME OFFICER DIED TUESDAY AT A MILITARY TRAINING FACILITY IN KABUL, AFGHANISTAN.

HE WAS LEADING THE U-S EFFORT IN TRAINING AFGHAN SOLDIERS.

THE TALIBAN HAS ACKNOWLEDGED THE INCIDENT, BUT NOT CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR IT.

THE PENTAGON SAYS AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA VA HEALTH CARE-OC VO


TODAY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS EXPECTED TO SIGN A VETERANS HEALTH CARE BILL INTO LAW.

THE 16-POINT-3 BILLION MEASURE ALLOWS THE VETERANS AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT TO HIRE THOUSANDS OF DOCTORS AND OTHER HEALTH CARE WORKERS.

IT WOULD ALSO MAKE IT EASIER TO FIRE SENIOR V-A EXECUTIVES, JUDGED TO BE NEGLIGENT.

IT'S IN RESPONSE TO REPORTS OF VETERANS DYING WHILE WAITING FOR DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS, AND EMPLOYEES COVERING UP THOSE DELAYS. Return to index of stories...


ALGERIA PLANE BLACKBOX-TRX VOTOPS-WIPE


EVIDENCE IS COMING UP SHORT FOR FRENCH INVESTIGATORS. TRYING TO PINPOINT THE CAUSE OF THAT AIR ALGERIE PLANE CRASH LAST MONTH IN THE AFRICAN COUNTRY OF MALI.

THEY SAY THE BLACK BOX THAT RECORDED CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN THE PILOTS IS UNREADABLE.

A TOP FRENCH OFFICIAL SAYS SOME OF THE PLANE'S RECORDING DEVICES ALLOWED INVESTIGATORS TO TRACE ITS FAST DESCENT THROUGH STORMY WEATHER ON JULY 24.

BUT THE PROBE ISN'T EXCLUDING OTHER POSSIBLE CAUSES. INCLUDING ERROR OR DELIBERATE ACTIONS IN THE CRASH.

ALL 116 PEOPLE ON BOARD WERE KILLED. NEARLY HALF OF THEM FRENCH. Return to index of stories...


MH17 NATIONAL MOURNING DAY-VOTOPS


AUSTRALIA HELD A NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING TODAY. FOR ITS CITIZENS KILLED IN THE DOWNING OF MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH-17 IN EASTERN UKRAINE.

THE TRAGEDY CLAIMED 28 AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS.

AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER TONY ABBOTT PAID TRIBUTE TO THE VICTIMS DURING A SERVICE ATTENDED BY MORE THAN 18-HUNDRED PEOPLE, IN MELBOURNE. Return to index of stories...


MH17 NATIONAL MOURNING DAY-SOTVO


Tony Abbott/ Australian Prime Minister:19

"Our thoughts will linger not on how the passengers of flight MH17 died, but on how they lived. We will remember them as they were - joyful, open, kind and optimistic."

LAST MONTH'S PLANE CRASH IN EASTERN UKRAINE KILLED ALL 298 PEOPLE ONBOARD.

MANY WESTERN LEADERS BELIEVE THE PLANE WAS SHOT DOWN BY A MISSILE FIRED BY PRO-RUSSIA REBELS.

THE REBELS DENY THE ACCUSATION. Return to index of stories...


SNOWDEN STAY IN RUSSIA-TRX VOTOPS


FORMER U-S GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR EDWARD SNOWDEN, HAS BEEN GRANTED PERMISSION TO STAY IN RUSSIA FOR ANOTHER 3 YEARS.

LAST YEAR RUSSIA GAVE SNOWDEN TEMPORARY ASYLUM OF ONE YEAR AFTER HE DISCLOSED THE U-S GOVERNMENT'S SPRAWLING PROGRAM OF TAPPING PHONES. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIA BANS FOOD IMPORTS-OC CG


MEANWHILE RUSSIA IS BANNING MOST FOOD IMPORTS FROM THE WEST IN RETALIATION FOR SANCTIONS OVER UKRAINE.

IT'S A SWEEPING MOVE THAT WILL COST WESTERN FARMERS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

BUT IT COULD ALSO LEAD TO EMPTY SHELVES IN RUSSIAN CITIES.

THE PRIME MINISTER SAYS THE BAN COVERS ALL IMPORTS OF MEAT, FISH, MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS AND FRUIT AND VEGETABLES FROM THE UNITED STATES, THE EUROPEAN UNION, AUSTRALIA, CANADA AND NORWAY. Return to index of stories...


ORGEON WILDFIRES-TRX VOTOPS


FIRE OFFICIALS IN OREGON SAY A WILDFIRE IS BURNING DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO TWO COMMUNITIES ABOUT 75 MILES EAST OF PORTLAND.

RESIDENTS IN ABOUT 275 HOMES IN ROWENA ARE BEING TOLD TO EVACUATE.

RESIDENTS IN ABOUT 90 HOMES ARE ALSO ON STANDBY TO EVACUATE.

IT'S EVEN CLOSING DOWN NEARBY HIGHWAYS. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

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...


HEALTHY VENDING MACHINES-CLIP GFX-PLASMA VO-PLASMA


IN TODAY'S HEALTHCAST, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A COMMON MISTAKE THAT'S EASY TO MAKE AT WORK.

YOU SKIP LUNCH, AND HIT UP A VENDING MACHINE WHEN YOU'RE IN NEED OF SOMETHING IN A PINCH.

BUT IT USUALLY ENDS UP BEING A CANDY BAR OR BAG OF CHIPS.

WELL ONE OREGON COUPLE IS REPLACING THOSE CHOICES, WITH SOME HEALTHY ONES.

NBC'S CATHY MARSHALL HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


HEALTHY VENDING MACHINES-PKG


BROTHERS MAX AND MERIK MAY DIFFER IN TASTE WHEN IT COMES TO THE DUCKS VERSUS BEAVERS BUT WHEN THEY PUT MONEY INTO A VENDING MACHINE - THEIR TASTES ARE SIMILARLY HEALTHY.

"apples"

"cheddar bunnies"

THEY DON'T SEEM TO mind THEIR SELECTION IS LIMITED BY WHAT THEIR PARENTS SELL IN THEIR COMPANY MACHINES -

"i got tired of saying no you can't have that and I thought wouldn't it be great if it actually could say yes - if there were apples cheese - nuts"

"think of the stuff you find at whole foods or new seasons or zupans and we're like if we had that with us always wouldn't that be a nice option"

THEY KEEP THEIR PRICES SURPRISINGLY REASONABLE - MOST SNACKS A DOLLAR - DRINKS A DOLLAR 50

"my parents bring home food and ask us to taste it - if we like it they put it in - if we don't like it they don't"

HEIDI ALSO USES HER BACKGROUND AS A CERTIFIED NUTRITIONIST -

AND MARATHONER -

"we get a lot of athletic coaches that are just thrilled because they're kids are coming to practice hyped up on mt dew and m and m's and crashing half way through"

"at the end of every month the Adler's share profits with schools where they have machines - here in forest grove that averages about a thousand dollars a month"

"the key is if we come into a school and are the only option for snack food"

SCOTT LEFT THE CORPORATE WORLD OF FINANCE THREE YEARS AGO TO START THE FAMILY BUSINESS AND LIKE THE FOOD IN THE MACHINES THE CHOICE HAS BEEN A HEALTHY ONE.

"why not do something you like and provide something that's needed"

"we wanted something our kids could be involved with - be proud of what their parents do" Return to index of stories...


HEALTHY CHALLENGE-VO-PLASMA VO-FULL CG


NEED A NEW WAY TO START CHALLENGING YOURSELF TO LIVE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE?

HOW ABOUT FREE BOOT CAMP CLASSES!

THE OWNER OF HEALTHY HARVEST COMMUNITY FARMS TEACHES THE CLASSES.

IT'S AN ORGANIZATION THAT GROWS FOOD TO DONATE TO LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES.

YOU'LL USE MATS, WEIGHTS, AND YOUR OWN BODY WEIGHT TO GET IN SHAPE.

IT'S FOR ALL AGES AND THE WHOLE FAMILY.

CLASSES ARE FREE BUT DONATIONS FOR HEALTHY HARVEST COMMUNITY FARMS ARE WELCOMED.

TO SIGN UP AND FIND A COMPLETE LIST OF CLASSES HEAD TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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


BREAST CANCER GENE-BUBBA VO


AND ALSO IN TODAY'S HEALTH NEWS.

WHEN IT COMES TO BREAST CANCER, DOCTORS ARE AWARE OF MUTATIONS IN A CERTAIN GENE. MOST OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE ILLNESS.

NOW THEY'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT *ANOTHER MUTATION.

CALLED PALB-2.

RESEARCHERS FROM EIGHT COUNTRIES LOOKED AT DATA FROM DIFFERENT FAMILIES.

WOMEN WHO CARRIED MUTATIONS IN THE PAHL-BEE-2 GENE WERE FOUND TO HAVE A ONE IN THREE CHANCE OF DEVELOPING BREAST CANCER BY AGE 70.

THE MUTATIONS ARE RARE. AND RISKS DEPEND ALOT ON FAMILY HISTORY OF THE CANCER.

BUT DOCTORS ARE ALSO FINDING EVIDENCE OF A CLASS OF DRUGS THAT COULD TREAT THESE KINDS OF BREAST CANCERS. Return to index of stories...


FETAL ALCOHOL BRAIN-VOTOPS


AND NBC-2 IS FINDING OUT THE WAYS CHILDREN SUFFER MOST. WHO ARE AFFECTED BY FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME.

RESEARCHERS USED MRI'S. AND FOUND ABNORMAL BRAIN ACTIVITY DURING MEMORY AND LEARNING TASKS.

WHILE A HEALTHY GROUP OF KIDS INCREASED IN BRAIN SIGNAL INTENSITY AS THEY AGED. THE OTHERS HAD A DECREASE IN BRAIN AREAS.

THAT INDICATES THAT PRENATAL ALCOHOL EXPOSURE DISRUPTS BRAIN SIGNAL DEVELOPMENT LONG AFTER BIRTH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-OC


YOU MIGHT THINK YOUR MORTGAGE RATE IS SET IN STONE.

BUT MOVE TO A DIFFERENT STATE, AND YOU COULD SAVE MORE, OR SPEND MORE, DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE YOU CAN GET THE BEST DEAL.

PLUS A CAMP LOOKING TO OPEN UP YOUR CHILDS EYES, TO THE FUTURE THEY COULD HAVE IN STORE.

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BARNES & NOBLE AMAZON-TRX OC VO


BARNES AND NOBLE IS TEAMING UP WITH GOOGLE TO TAKE ON AMAZON.

STARTING TODAY, BOOK BUYERS IN NEW YORK CITY, LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO CAN GET *SAME-DAY DELIVERY.

THROUGH GOOGLE'S SHOPPING EXPRESS SERVICE.

THAT'S according to THE NEW YORK TIMES.

AMAZON RELIES ON WAREHOUSES.

BUT GOOGLE USES COURIERS TO PICK UP AND DELIVER ORDERS TO YOUR DOOR.

PLUS DELIVERY IS FREE FOR SHOPPING EXPRESS MEMBERS, AND $4.99 FOR EVERYONE ELSE. Return to index of stories...


VIZIO RECALLS-VOTOPS


AND A POTENTIAL FAULTY STAND HAS VIZIO RECALLING IT'S 39-AND-42 INCH E-SERIES FLAT SCREEN T-V'S.

THE COMPANY SAYS THE STAND ASSEMBLY CAN FAIL AND CAUSE THE T-V TO TIP OVER UNEXPECTEDLY.

SO FAR VIZIO HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN 50 REPORTS OF THE PROBLEM.

ABOUT ONE-QUARTER MILLION OF THESE TELEVISIONS WERE SOLD AT BEST BUY, TARGET, WALMART AND OTHER RETAIL STORES NATIONWIDE. Return to index of stories...


BANK OF AM SETTLEMENT-OC VO


BANK OF AMERICA WILL PAY UP TO 17-BILLION DOLLARS, AFTER THE SALE OF TOXIC MORTGAGES BEFORE THE FINANCIAL CRISIS.

A JUSTICE DEPARTMENT PROBE SHED LIGHT ON THE SCANDAL.

BUT THE DEAL ISN'T FINAL, AND COULD STILL FALL APART.

REPORTS SAY BANK OF AMERICA WILL PAY $9 BILLION IN CASH, AND THE REST IN ASSISTANCE TO STRUGGLING HOMEOWNERS. Return to index of stories...


MORTGAGE RATES RISE-OC CG


AVERAGE LONG-TERM MORTGAGE RATES ROSE SLIGHTLY THIS WEEK.

BUT REMAINED NEAR THEIR LOWS FOR THE YEAR.

MORTGAGE COMPANY FREDDIE MAC SAYS THE NATIONWIDE AVERAGE FOR A 30-YEAR LOAN INCREASED TO 4.14 PERCENT FROM 4.12 PERCENT LAST WEEK.

THE AVERAGE FOR THE 15-YEAR MORTGAGE ROSE TO 3.27 PERCENT FROM 3.23 PERCENT LAST WEEK. Return to index of stories...


CHEAPEST MORTGAGE STATES-OC VO


SPEAKING OF MORTGAGES, YOU'LL SEE DRASTIC PRICE DIFFERENCES. FROM STATE TO STATE.

SO IF YOU'RE IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW HOME, NBC-2 HAS SOME VALUABLE INFORMATION FOR YOU.

A STUDY FOUND RHODE ISLAND HAS THE LOWEST INTEREST RATES AT 3-POINT-4 PERCENT.

THAT'S BELOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.

IN NEBRASKA RESIDENTS PAID THE HIGHEST INTEREST IN THE NATION AT 4.1-PERCENT.

AND OVER 30 YEARS, WHAT SEEMS LIKE A SMALL DIFFERENCE ADDS UP.

0.7-PERCENT ON A 200-THOUSAND-DOLLAR LOAN, EVENTUALLY COSTS 28-THOUSAND-DOLLARS MORE IN NEBRASKA THAN RHODE ISLAND. Return to index of stories...


WOW CAMP-TRX VO-PLASMA


FOR MANY YOUNG PEOPLE, DREAMS OF A CAREER IN SPORTS ARE CONFINED TO CAREERS ON THE FIELD.

BUT A "WIDENING OUR WORLD".WOW. SUMMER CAMP CLOSE BY IS TRYING TO BROADEN STUDENTS' HORIZONS TO POSSIBILITIES THEY MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN EVEN EXISTED.

NBC'S JOHN WOODRUFF HAS DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


WOW CAMP-PKG


"Life is not just in your one little block. Life is all around you."

ALICE JONES STARTED THE "WIDENING OUR WORLD" SUMMER CAMP TO SHOW INNER CITY TEENS DIFFERENT PLACES, PEOPLE, AND EXPERIENCES.

THEIR TRIP TO ED SMITH STADIUM, THE SARASOTA HOME OF THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES, INCLUDED MEETING UP-AND-COMING MINOR LEAGUERS, AND A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT THE CLUBHOUSE AND LOCKER ROOMS.

"WHEN THE GATES OPEN ON GAMEDAY, THE PLAYERS ARE CERTAINLY THE STARS OF THE SHOW. BUT TODAY'S TOUR FOCUSES ON THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES THAT MAKE IT ALL POSSIBLE."

"We have an organization here of full time people that handle sales and marketing, we have banquets, so food and beverage is another great opportunity."

THEY EXPLORED THESE AND OTHER CAREERS RANGING FROM VENUE MANAGEMENT TO GROUNDSKEEPING. WAYS THOSE WITH THE LOVE OF THE GAME, BUT NOT THE ALL-STAR SKILLS, CAN LIVE A LIFE IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES.

"It can be something very simple- it doesn't have to be big, but you can make it big."

"WOW" IS A TRAVELING SUMMER CAMP AND EVERY PLACE THEY GO, THESE BOYS AND GIRLS FOCUS ON THREE THINGS- RECREATION, SERVICE, AND EDUCATION. FOR 16 YEAR-OLD MIA FORSCHNER, THEIR STOP AT ED SMITH IS GIVING HER A LOOK AT A POTENTIAL CAREER.

"I've been thinking about sports management and she said we'll meet some sports managers and I'm excited about that."

A SIGN THAT THE "WOW" FACTOR JONES STRIVES FOR IS WORKING

"THE FUTURE IS BIGGER THAN WHAT'S IN FRONT OF THEM. THEY HAVE TO KNOW I CAN START HERE, I CAN GO THERE, I CAN GO TO COLLEGE FOR THAT." Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


RIGHT NOW CLOSING ARGUMENTS ARE UNDERWAY IN TRIAL THAT CAPTURED THE WORLD'S ATTENTION.

THE OSCAR PISTORIUS TRIAL IS WRAPPING UP.

WE TAKE YOU INSIDE THE COURTROOM TO FIND OUT WHERE THE CASE SITS NOW, JUST AHEAD OF A VERDICT.

AND A 62 YEAR OLD WOMAN JUMPED ON A PLANE WITHOUT A TICKET.

AND OFFICIALS SAT THIS WASN'T HER FIRST ATTEMPT AS A STOWAWAY.

SHE SHARES WHY SHE MADE THE DESPERATE AND ILLEGAL MOVE, UP NEXT. Return to index of stories...


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DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS


HEY EVERYONE!

TODAY, MY GOOD BUDDY DR. ANDREW WEIL IS HERE TO TACKLE THE LATEST

CONTROVERSIAL HEALTH SCARES MAKING HEADLINES.

HE'S SETTING THE RECORD STARIGHT ON THE DANGERS OF ELECTRONICS,

TOOTHPASTE, TRAVEL AND MORE! PLUS, HE SHARES HIS FAVORITE ALTERNATIVE

HEALTH ALL-STARS.

AND, WE ALL GET STRESSED. AND WHEN WE DO, WE REACH FOR COMFORT

FOODS TO CALM US. I'LL SHOW YOU THE HEALTHY SUBSTITUTES TO EAT WHEN

YOU'RE CRAVING SOME CALM. AND GUESS WHAT? THEY'RE GUILT FREE TOO! Return to index of stories...


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C43 ON HOLD-TRX 2SH VO


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW ON NBC-2 NEWS AT 12:30.

WE JUST FOUND OUT A MAJOR WATER PROJECT DESIGNED TO SAVE OUR SHORELINE IS ON HOLD.

CONSTRUCTION FOR A RESEVOIR IN HENDRY COUNTY WAS EXPECTED TO START IN OCTOBER.

BUT NOW IT WON'T START UNTIL FEBRUARY OF NEXT YEAR.

THIS-- AFTER THE STATE WAS RECENTLY AWARDED 18-MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE PROJECT.

THE PROJECT IS DESIGNED TO HOLD WATER FROM LAKE-O DURING THE RAINY SEASON AND RELEASE IT DURING THE DRY MONTHS.

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT SAID THEY NEED ADDITIONAL STUDIES DONE ON THE PROJECT, BEFORE THEY CAN BREAK GROUND.

THERE IS A PUBLIC MEETING TOMORROW-- COUNT ON NBC2 TO BE THERE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON THE PROJECT. Return to index of stories...


BUILDING COLLPASE- COLLAPSE IN KANSAS CITY


FROM KSHB -- AFFILIATE IN KANSAS CITY

Authorities are responding to a partial building collapse in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday morning.

The collapse happened at 3202 Independence Ave. near Benton.

Authorities said the back wall of a three-story building collapsed from roof to basement.

Everyone is accounted for, according to police. Return to index of stories...


OSCAR PISTORIUS-TRX 2SH FLY-EBOXES


RIGHT NOW THE OSCAR PISTORIUS MURDER TRIAL IS WRAPPING UP.

THE OLYMPIC RUNNER WAS BACK IN COURT IN SOUTH AFRICA TODAY FOR THE START OF CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN HIS MURDER TRIAL.

NBC'S JEFF ROSSEN REPORTS FROM PRETORIA. Return to index of stories...


OSCAR PISTORIUS-PKG


WE HAVEN'T SEEN OSCAR PISTORIUS IN A MONTH. TODAY.WALKING THROUGH A CRUSH OF MEDIA OUTSIDE COURT. INSIDE.

NEL: The accused refused to take any responsibility and would always place the blame for his actions somewhere else.

THE PROSECUTOR LAUNCHING RIGHT INTO HIS CLOSING ARGUMENT.THAT OSCAR PISTORIUS IS A COLD-BLOODED KILLER WHO MURDERED HIS GIRLFRIEND REEVA STEENKAMP IN A FIT OF RAGE.

NEL: The accused fired 4 shots with a powerful handgun, through the locked toilet door. Three shots hit the deceased. He used high-performance Black Tallon ammunition which had the effect of ripping through her body

PISTORIUS SAYS IT WAS ACCIDENT.HE MISTOOK REEVA FOR AN INTRUDER. REMEMBER HIS TEARFUL TESTIMONY ON THE STAND?

OP: I did not fire at Reeva!

THE PROSECUTOR CALLS HIS TESTIMONY "APPALLING".CATCHING PISTORIUS IN AT LEAST 13 LIES.

NEL: The accused was more concerned with defending for my life--for his life--than in trusting the court with a truthful account

AND PISTORIUS' CLAIM THAT HE SUFFERS FROM ANXIETY DISORDER?

NEL: The anxious nature of what the accused would want the court to believe is anxiety on call. When I need to be anxious, when I need someone to accept my anxiety, I have it on call. Anxiety on call.

LISTENING TO IT ALL.REEVA'S FATHER, HERE IN COURT TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE TRIAL STARTED. Return to index of stories...


CHARLIE CRIST SUPPORT-CLIP PLASMA


FLORIDA GOVERNOR HOPEFUL CHARLIE CRIST, IS GETTING NEW SUPPORT TODAY.

IN JUST TWO HOURS. THE FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS MEMBERS WILL GATHER TO ANNOUNCE THEIR ENDORSEMENT.

IT'S HAPPENING IN WELLINGTON, FLORIDA.

CHARLIE CRIST HAS A HISTORY OF STRONG SUPPORT FOR FLORIDA'S SENIORS. AND HAS PROMISED TO EXPAND MEDICAID IF ELECTED.

WHILE HE WAS GOVERNOR, HE WORKED TO SECURE FUNDING FOR SENIORS' NUTRITION PROGRAMS.

HE ALSO SIGNED THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT.

THAT GAVE SENIORS AND DISABLED INDIVIDUALS IN NURSING HOMES MORE OPTIONS FOR THEIR LONG-TERM CARE NEEDS. Return to index of stories...


RICK SCOTT HUNTING-VO-PLASMA VO-FULL


MEANWHILE. GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS UNDER FIRE FOR TAKING SECRET HUNTING TRIPS TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST RANCHES IN THE WORLD.

THE PROBLEM IS OVER WHO FOOTED THE BILL.

TWO PROMINENT STATE REPRESENTATIVES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. MATT CALDWELL OF LEE COUNTY AND MATT HUDSON OF COLLIER COUNTY. ALSO HUNTED ON KING RANCH IN TEXAS.

CALDWELL DESCRIBING IT AS AN ALL EXPENSE PAID POLITICAL FUND RAISING EVENT.

THE TRIP WAS PAID FOR BY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. WHO IN TURN RECEIVED MONEY FROM U-S SUGAR.

IT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST POLLUTERS OF THE EVERGLADES. Return to index of stories...


RICK SCOTT HUNTING-SOT PLASMA


Laura Weir/Political Science professor / 03:08:554 The big sugar lobby is the number two lobby in the state of Florida. 03:08:59

U-S SUGAR RECEIVES MILLIONS IN TAX PAYER SUBSIDIES.

FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI'S OFFICE TELLS US HER OFFICE DOES NOT INVESTIGATE SUCH MATTERS. Return to index of stories...


FL BUDGET-OTS


TODAY FLORIDA ECONOMISTS WILL PREDICT HOW MUCH MONEY THE STATE IS EXPECTED TO COLLECT IN TAXES OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS.

GOVERNOR SCOTT AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS RELY ON THOSE NUMBERS TO DETERMINE IF THEIR BUDGET IS ON POINT, UNDER OR AT A SURPLUS.

NBC-2 CHECKED THE NUMBERS OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

COLLECTIONS HAVE BEEN SLIGHTLY UNDER INITIAL ESTIMATES BUT NO MAJOR FLUCTUATIONS.

RIGHT NOW ECONOMISTS SAY THEY EXPECT THE BUDGET TO REMAIN IN GOOD SHAPE. Return to index of stories...


GAMBLING ARRESTS-TRX OC VO-WIPE


RIGHT NOW TWO PEOPLE FROM NORTH FORT MYERS ARE PINPOINTED AT THE CENTER OF A BIG GAMBLING INVESTIGATION.

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

THEY FOUND "5" CASINO STYLE GAMBLING MACHINES INSIDE THIS BUILDING.

THE OWNER AND A BARTENDER WERE ARRESTED.

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

HE DESCRIBES WHAT HAPPENED 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.

WE REACHED OUT TO BAYSHORE BILLIARDS.

THEY REFUSED TO COMMENT.

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


AIRLINE STOWAWAY TALKS-OC VO-WIPE


THE CALIFORNIA WOMAN WHO SLIPPED PAST T-S-A SAYS WHAT SHE DID WAS AN ACT OF DESPERATION.

MARILYN HARTMAN PLEADED NO CONTEST TO A MISDEMEANOR STOWAWAY CHARGE WEDNESDAY.

SHE WAS ARRESTED MONDAY AFTER AN EMPLOYEE DISCOVERED SHE HAD NO TICKET.

OFFICIALS SAY HARTMAN HAS A HISTORY OF TRYING TO GET ON FLIGHTS WITHOUT A BOARDING PASS.

HARTMAN SAYS SHE WAS DESPERATE TO GET AWAY. Return to index of stories...


AIRLINE STOWAWAY TALKS-SOTVO


Marilyn Hartman / Accused Stowaway 20

" I mean I really had been in some pretty awful situations so I took desperate measures. Ironically I'm a student of the sixties when they had sit-ins and I viewed myself more as a sit-in at the airport to make a point that got out of control.

SHE WAS ORDERED TO 2 YEARS ON PROBATION AND THREE DAYS IN JAIL.

SHE WAS ALSO ORDERED TO STAY AWAY FROM L-A-X UNLESS SHE HAS A TICKET TO BOARD A FLIGHT. Return to index of stories...


DAN HUGHES UPDATE-OC VO


A TEXAS OIL COMPANY IS FIGHTING BACK AGAINST FLORIDA OFFICIALS.

THE DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY JUST FILED PAPERWORK IN COURT. CHALLENGING THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

THE D-E-P IS REVOKING THE HUGHES COMPANY'S OPERATING PERMITS.

NOW DAN A HUGHES IS FILING A MOTION TO DISMISS THE D-E-P LAWSUIT

PREVIOUSLY, HUGHES ANNOUNCED IT WOULD STOP ACTIVITY AT TWO SITES IN COLLIER COUNTY.

ONE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES. THE OTHER SOUTH OF LAKE TRAFFORD. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO CONTROL-OC VO VIDBOX


WHEN THE RAIN COMES DOWN, THE MOSQUITOES MULTIPLE.

THE STANDING WATER FROM RECENT DOWNPOURS IS IDEAL FOR INSECTS TO LAY THEIR EGGS.

IN *COLLIER COUNTY, SOME AREAS HAVE QUADRUPLE THE NUMBER OF MOSQUITOES.

THIS WEEK COLLIER COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL OFFICERS ARE SPRAYING OVER HOT SPOTS.

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

LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL IS ALSO SEEING AN INCREASE.

THEY ALREADY TREATED SANIBEL AND PINE ISLAND THIS WEEK.

THERE ARE ALSO A LOT OF ADULT MOSQUITOES IN LEHIGH ACRES, GATEWAY AND AREAS EAST OF I-75.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL REPORTS NOTHING OUT OF ORDINARY. BUT THEY TOO ARE STAYING ON TOP OF THINGS. Return to index of stories...


WEEKS FISH CAMP MARINA-OC VO


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.

THAT OPENS UP ESTERO BAY TO THE PUBLIC.

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

CITY COUNCIL SUPPORTS THE PLAN AND A FINAL VOTE WILL BE IN TWO WEEKS.

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


BONITA BEACH RD CONTROVERSY-TRX VOTOPS


A CONTROVERSIAL 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 MAY RESULT IN A FLYOVER AT THE INTERSECTION.

BUT THE TWO COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO WANT TO CONTINUE. 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 JUST ANNOUNCED THEY'LL BE RECOMMENDING THE M-P-O SUSPEND THE STUDY.

THAT'S UNTIL BONITA SPRINGS DOES ITS OWN PROPOSED STUDY ON THE INTERSECTION.

THE M-P-O MEETS ON AUGUST 22ND. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FIREFIGHTER JOBS-OC VO


DOZENS OF LEHIGH ACRES FIREFIGHTERS WILL BE ABLE TO KEEP THEIR JOBS FOR NOW.

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

WITHOUT THE EXTENSION A LAY-OFF WAS PLANNED FOR 46 FIREFIGHTERS NEXT MONTH.

NOW THOSE JOBS ARE SAFE UNTIL MARCH.

TO MAKE THEM PERMANENT, 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...


SGT WILSON RESCHEDULED EVENT-OC 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...


FL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-OC VO-WIPE


FLORIDA TREASURES, THAT COULD BE YOURS ARE WAITING TO BE CLAIMED.

WE'RE TALKING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PROPERTY. WITHOUT ITS OWNER.

THIS HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE ABANDONS A SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX.

AFTER THREE YEARS. BANKS SEND THE CONTENTS TO A STATE VAULT.

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

YOU can MAKE A BID THIS WEEKEND IN ORLANDO ON ANYTHING FROM JEWELRY TO TRINKETS. Return to index of stories...


FL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-SOTVO BNR


Walter Graham, Bureau of Unclaimed Property

"We simply just can't hold onto those items forever. So, we do auction them and that's the purpose for this auction. But, when we do sell the items, we credit the amount to each person's account, and they or their heirs can claim that amount forever."

LAST YEAR THE STATE RETURNED NEARLY 250-MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY.

TO CHECK IF YOU HAVE UNCLAIMED PROPERTY OR FOR AUCTION INFORMATION. GO TO NBC DASH-TWO DOT-COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


GAS PRICES-TRX VOTOPS


YOU COULD BE KEEPING SOME CASH, WITH BIG RELIEF AT THE PUMP!

GAS PRICES COULD BE UNDER THREE DOLLARS IN SOME AREAS BY THE END OF THE YEAR!

GAS BUDDY EXPECTS PRICES TO STAY LOW.

THE BEST PRICES WILL BE IN THE SOUTHEAST, MUCH OF THE MIDWEST AND GREAT LAKES, AND THE ROCKIES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2SHOT


PARENTS SAY THE BOOK MENTIONS SEX TOYS AND EVEN BONDAGE. AND THEY THINK IT'S INAPPROPRIATE FOR THEIR YOUNG TEENS. Return to index of stories...


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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MOTE MARINE BLOOM-TRX OC SS VO


NEW RIGHT NOW. IT'S HEADED OUR WAY.

NBC-2 CONTINUES TO MONITOR A LARGE BLOOM HEADED FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

SCIENTISTS TELL US IT'S STILL NORTH OF TAMPA, FLOATING ON THE SURFACE OFF THE WATER OFF THE COAST.

WE JOINED RESEARCHERS AS THEY HIT THE GULF TO INVESTIGATE THE BLOOM.

RIGHT NOW THEY PREDICT THE RED TIDE WILL LIKELY COME CLOSE TO OUR COASTLINE WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

BUT THEY DO SAY A LARGE STORM COULD BREAK UP THE BLOOM. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE CHARLEY ANNIV-TRX VO-PLASMA VO-FULL CG


WE'RE QUICKLY COMING UP ON 10-YEARS SINCE HURRICANE CHARLEY CHANGED THE LOOK OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE CATEGORY FOUR STORM RIPPED THROUGH PUNTA GORDA, KILLING FOUR PEOPLE.

MORE THAN 10-THOUSAND OF OUR HOMES WERE DESTROYED, LEAVING THREE BILLION DOLLARS OF 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 IN PUNTA GORDA.

COUNT ON NBC-2 FOR SPECIAL COVERAGE ON AUGUST 13TH. Return to index of stories...


HI HURRICANES-VO-PLASMA CG


NOT ONE BUT TWO STORMS ARE STILL TO COME, IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

MAJOR HURRICANES, ISELLE AND JULIO ARE CHURNING OUT AT SEA RIGHT NOW.

EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL BACK TO BACK WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

THEY COULD BE THE FIRST HURRICANES TO HIT SINCE INIKI TORE THROUGH HAWAII IN 1992.

IT KILLED 6 PEOPLE AND DEVASTATED MORE THAN A THOUSAND HOMES.

NBC'S DAN SCHENEMAN HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


HI HURRICANES-PKG


--NATS--"in the pantry, water, back there extra paper towels, canned goods."

RESIDENTS ALL ACROSS THE ALOHA STATE ARE PREPARING FOR WHAT COULD BE A DEVASTATING BLOW.

TWO HURRICANES CHURNING OUT IN THE PACIFIC.AIMING DIRECTLY AT THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

S/Dan Cooke / Meteorologist:11-:20

"its very and it's that one-two punch we're worried about I don't think either of these storms is going to deliver a knockout, but the 1-2 punch could be serious.

GEARING UP FOR BACK TO BACK STORMS HAS HAWAIIANS FRANTICALLY RUSHING OUT TO PREPARE.

STOCKING UP ON WATER, BATTERIES AND OTHER ESSENTIALS.

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

"Things are running pretty bare."

"It's all gone, I don't know what we're going to do."

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.

S/Mike Cantin / National Weather Service:46-:51

"it looks like it should retain its strength long enough to still be a hurricane by the time it approaches the big island."

WITH HURRICANE ISELLE NEARING LANDFALL, POSSIBLY LATER TONIGHT AND JULIO KNOCKING ON THE DOOR, HAWAII'S GOVERNOR HAS ALREADY DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY.

S/Gov. Neil Abercrombie Hawaii 1:00-1:05

"what we're concerned about is the health and safety of the people of hawaii and we're going to make judgments based on that."

ONLY THREE HURRICANES HAVE MADE LANDFALL IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SINCE 1950.

S/Evelyn Galloway / Visiting from New York City 1:10-1:14

"Hawaii is a very blessed land, so I believe Hawaii is going to pull through."

NOW, AS ISELLE AND JULIO THREATEN THE SHORES OF THIS PEACEFUL PARADISE, ALL RESIDENTS AND TOURISTS CAN DO IS PREPARE FOR THE WORST AND HOPE FOR THE BEST.

DAN SCHENEMAN, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

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...


EXPLICIT SEX ED BOOK-BUBBA


WE LOVE TO SEE OUR CHILDREN'S NOSES BURIED IN A TEXTBOOK.

UNLESS IT LOOKS. X-RATED

THAT'S WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE "BIRDS AND BEES" LESSONS IN A NEW HEALTH TEXTBOOK FOR HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN IN CALIFORNIA.

NBC'S MARIANNE FAVRO REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


EXPLICIT SEX ED BOOK-PKG


THIS BOOK IS CREATING A LOT OF CONTROVERSY IN THE FREMONT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT.

IN LESS THAN THREE WEEKS, 24-HUNDRED NINTH GRADERS WILL BE USING THE TEXT BOOK IN THEIR HEALTH CLASSES, BUT ALREADY MORE THAN 12 HUNDRED PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED A PETITION TO PULL THE BOOK.

THE PETITION CLAIMS "YOUR HEALTH TODAY" EXPOSES YOUTH TO SEXUAL GAMES EVEN SEXUAL BONDAGE WITH HANDCUFFS, AND IT IS EXTREMELY INAPPROPRIATE FOR 13 AND 14 YEAR OLDS.

NATS

BECKY BRUNO HAS A 13 YEAR OLD SON ABOUT TO ENTER NINTH GRADE, TODAY SHE CAME INTO THE DISTRICT OFFICE TO CHECK THE BOOK OUT HERSELF.

"The information there is factual, there's nothing there that's going to make him go exploring more than they have access to on their smart phones or the internet, so nothing made me feel that it was inappropriate."

THE HEALTH TEACHERS FROM ALL OF THE DISTRICT'S SIX HIGH SCHOOLS RECOMMENDED THE BOOK TO REPLACE THIS ONE WHICH IS TEN YEARS OLD.

THE BOARD APPROVED IT IN JUNE.

"The teachers really said what's the best up to date material and this was their recommendation

and I supported that recommendation, recommended it to the board, the board approved it, the books have been ordered, and school begins on August 27th." Return to index of stories...


OKLAHOMA DRUNK TEACHER-OC VO


ONE NEW SCHOOL TEACHER IS MISSING HER FIRST WEEK ON THE JOB, AFTER POLICE SAY SHE SHOWED UP DRUNK TO SCHOOL.

LORIE HILL WAS ARRESTED MONDAY, THE FIRST DAY BACK AT SCHOOL FOR TEACHERS AT AN OKLAHOMA HIGH SCHOOL.

POLICE SAY TWO OTHER TEACHERS FOUND HER IN A CLASSROOM INTOXICATED WITHOUT PANTS ON.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE ADMITTED TO DRINKING VODKA BEFORE COMING IN.

SHE'S CHARGED WITH PUBLIC INTOXICATION.

CLASSES THERE STARTED TODAY. Return to index of stories...


JK ROWLING GIVES GIFT-OC SOTVO


IN A DARK MOMENT FOR ONE GIRL WHO LOSES IT ALL, SOMEONE UNEXPECTED REACHES OUT IN SPECIAL WAY.

"dumbledore says happiness can be found even in the darkest of times,.if one only remembers to turn on the light."

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

AT THE MEMORIAL, THE BRAVE 15-YEAR-OLD QUOTED DUMBLEDORE, A DEFINING CHARACTER IN THE HARRY POTTER SERIES.

WELL THE AUTHOR J-K ROWLING, DECIDED TO SEND CASSIDY A PERSONALIZED HANDWRITTEN NOTE.

IT WAS WRITTEN IN THE VOICE OF DUMBLEDORE, TO THE SHOOTING SURVIVOR.

ROWLING ALSO SENT HER A SIGNED COPY OF THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN. AMONG OTHER THINGS. Return to index of stories...


MOVIE ATTENDANCE DOWN-TRX VOTOPS OC


THE ONLY THING HOTTER THAN SUMMER LAST YEAR, WAS THE RECORD BREAKING STREAK AT THE BOX OFFICE.

BUT WITH THIS SUMMER ALMOST OVER, IT'S TURNING OUT TO BE A DISAPPOINTMENT.

TICKET SALES ARE DOWN 20-PERCENT.

WHILE SOME BLAME THE QUALITY OF MOVIES, OTHERS THE PRICE.

NBC'S BOB HANSEN REPORTS ON HOW ONE THEATER CHAIN IS TACKLING THE PRICE ISSUE. Return to index of stories...


MOVIE ATTENDANCE DOWN-PKG


Nats of people leaving theater

IT'S JUST BEFORE NOON AT THE ULTRA STAR CINEMA AT HAZARD CENTER. AND KIDS ARE STREAMING OUT OF THE THEATER.

WHY THE CROWD? A SUMMER PROMOTION OF CHILDREN'S MOVIES WHERE TICKETS ARE JUST A DOLLAR.

"The cost definitely has a lot to do with it. The dollar movies is what brought us here."

"I like to show her that that's what I did with her mom and now I do it with her."

FOR SOME OF THESE KIDS, THIS IS THEIR FIRST TRIP TO THE THEATER. BUT NOT THEIR FIRST MOVIE.

"We watch 'em a lot at home, we watch 'em on dvd, we watch 'em on Netflix."

BUT AARON AND VALERIE BARLETT WANTED TO GIVE THEIR TWO CHILDREN THE MOVIE-GOING EXPERIENCE.

"There will always be a little mystique about coming to the theaters, seeing it when it first comes out, big screen."

BUT NO THEATER CAN SURVIVE CHARGING A DOLLAR FOR FIRST RUN MOVIES AND THAT HAS THEATER OWNERS WORRIED.

"Average ticket prices is about 13 dollars, so we really have taken a risk in lowering our prices but it's working."

ULTRA STAR'S JULIE BRAVO ADMITS THEY'RE TAKING A CHANCE BY LOWERING THEIR TICKET PRICES TO SIX AND EIGHT DOLLARS. BUT THE SAN DIEGO BASED THEATER CHAINS FEELS THAT'S THE RISK YOU HAVE TO TAKE TO ATTRACT A NEW GENERATION.

"So we're making it affordable for families to come and see the movies."

SOME THEATERS ARE OFFERING FANCY SEATS AND WINE BUT ALSO JACKING UP THE PRICE. OTHERS ARE TAKING THE OPPOSITE APPROACH.

"I think those luxury theaters, while they're beautiful, people go for a special occasion. They go once a year, they don't come all the time. And we need people to come see all the movies."

"Well it's cool because there's this big giant t-v."

ULTRA STAR SAYS ATTENDANCE HAS PICKED UP SINCE THEY LOWERED THEIR PRICES. HOPING TO PLANT SEEDS FOR FUTURE MOVIE GOERS.

"Because going to the movies was the fun part of going with my kids and i just like her to see that too. and seeing it on the big screen is always better." Return to index of stories...


MOVIE ATTENDANCE DOWN-OC


ULTRASTAR CHARGES A DOLLAR A TICKET FOR ITS MORNING CHILDREN'S MOVIE

BUT CHARGES 8 BUCKS FOR REGULAR FIRST-RUN MOVIES.

STILL CHEAPER THAN MOST COMPETITORS. Return to index of stories...


CLOONEY MARRIAGE LICENSE-OC SS


LADIES, THE ONE MAN WE'D PAY ANY MOVIE TICKET PRICE TO SEE IN THEATERS, IS OFFICIALLY OFF THE MARKET.

ACTOR GEORGE CLOONEY AND STAR LAWYER AMAL ALAMUDDIN. NOW HAVE THEIR MARRIAGE LICENSE.

PEOPLE REPORTS THEY GOT IT IN LONDON, WHERE ALAMUDDIN IS BASED.

THE NOTICE IS POSTED PUBLICLY OUTSIDE CHELSEA TOWN HALL.

IT STATES THE COUPLE WILL GET MARRIED IN ITALY.

CLOONEY, WHO'S 53, AND ALAMUDDIN, WHO'S 36, GOT ENGAGED IN APRIL. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


A WILD RIDE AS NBC2 PUTS YOU RIGHT INSIDE AN OUT OF CONTROL BUS AS ITS LAST STOP IS RIGHT INSIDE SOMEONE'S LIVING ROOM.

THE AMAZING VIDEO AT FOUR.

PLUS ITS NOT SOMETHING WE LIKE TO PLAN FOR.BUT DEATH IS BECOMING VERY EXPENSIVE.

NEXT AT FOUR WHY THE COST OF DYING IS SOARING SKY HIGH. Return to index of stories...


A) BUS CRASH ON CAMERA-VO


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b) COST OF DEATH-VOTOPS


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TS1) BODY IDENTIFIED I75-TRX VOTOPS SS


investigators now know THE IDENTITY OF THE BODY FOUND ON THE SIDE OF INTERSTATE I-75.

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

TODAY SHE'S IDENTIFIED AS PENNY SEEVERS.

WE UNCOVERED SHE HAS A LENGTHY HISTORY, PUTTING HER BEHIND BARS IN LEE COUNTY NEARLY A DOZEN TIMES.

MOST RECENTLY SHE SPENT THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF THE YEAR IN JAIL, FOR COCAINE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) C43 RESERVOIR-VOTOPS


IT'S BEEN LABELED AS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S PART IN EVERGLADES RESTORATION.

A MAJOR WATER PROJECT IS ON HOLD.

CONSTRUCTION FOR THE C-43 RESEVOIR IN HENDRY COUNTY WAS EXPECTED TO START IN OCTOBER.

NOW IT WON'T START UNTIL FEBRUARY 2015.

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGERS WANT ADDITIONAL STUDIES BEFORE THEY CAN BREAK GROUND.

THERE IS A PUBLIC MEETING TOMORROW-- COUNT ON NBC2 FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


TS3) VA BILL SIGNED-VOTOPS


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA JUST SIGNED A VETERANS HEALTH CARE BILL INTO LAW.

THE 16-POINT-3 BILLION MEASURE ALLOWS THE VETERANS AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT TO HIRE THOUSANDS OF DOCTORS AND OTHER HEALTH CARE WORKERS.

IT WILL ALSO MAKE IT EASIER TO FIRE SENIOR V-A EXECUTIVES, JUDGED TO BE NEGLIGENT.

IT'S IN RESPONSE TO REPORTS OF VETERANS DYING WHILE WAITING FOR DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS, AND EMPLOYEES COVERING UP THOSE DELAYS. Return to index of stories...


MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


TAKING ONE LAST LOOK AT THE DOW THIS HOUR. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-3-SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


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