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DIRECTOR'S PAGE NO MORE DISCOUNTS FOR PRAYING-2 SHOT INTRO
HL1) DAYCARE CLOSED-TRX VOTOPS NO MORE DISCOUNTS FOR PRAYING-PKG
HL2 C43 PROJECT-TRX VOTOPS TEASE THREE-TRX
FIRST WEATHER-CLIP TZ3A) PROTHETIC HAND-VOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-WX TZ3B) THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE-SOTVOTOPS
DAYCARE DIRECTOR ARRESTED-TRX 2 SHOT VO DBX NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
DAYCARE DIRECTOR ARRESTED-REMLIVE TS1) DAYCARE DIRECTOR-TC MON VO
DAYCARE DIRECTOR ARRESTED-VO TS2) C43 PROJECT-TC MON VO
DAYCARE DIRECTOR ARRESTED-REMLIVE TS3) HAWAII HURRICANES-TC MON VO
C43 PROJECT ON HOLD-OC ANIBOX OBAMA AND IRAQ-INTRO
C43 PROJECT ON HOLD-REMLIVE OBAMA AND IRAQ-PKG
C43 PROJECT ON HOLD-VO SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES PLEDGE-VO
C43 PROJECT ON HOLD-REMLIVE SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES PLEDGE-SOTVO
COLLIER TEXTING-OTS FUNERAL CANCELLED BECAUSE DEAD WAS GAY-INTRO
LEE COUNTY JAILBIRD TWEETS-OTS-CG FUNERAL CANCELLED BECAUSE DEAD WAS GAY-PKG
DEVELOPING CLIP-TRX FLORIDA NEW MAPS-OC
IRAQ TARGETED ATTACKS-VOTOPS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE-TRX NATSVOTOPS
IRAQ HUMANITARIAN AID-WIPEVO THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE-SOTVO
EBOLA LATEST-TRX-VO PROSTHETIC HAND-OC SOT VO WIPE
MISSING TAMPA KID-OC-SS PROSTHETIC HAND-SOT VO
MALAYSIA AIRLINES PULLED FROM STOCK MARKET-OTS-VO SMOKEY BEAR TURNS 70-OC SS
PISTORIUS TRIAL-TRX-VO TEASE FOUR-TRX
HAWAII HURRICANES-TRX PLASMA INTRO TZ4A) LEFT OVER FOOD-VOWIPE
HAWAII HURRICANES-PKG TZ4B) 5 YEAR OLD LEAVES-SOTVO
OBAMA VACATION-OC VO WEATHER TEASE-STC
CHILD CAUSES WHITE HOUSE LOCKDOWN-TRX-VOTOPS 5 YEAR OLD LEAVES OFFICE-INTRO
HODA KOTB DAY-TRX-VO 5 YEAR OLD LEAVES OFFICE-PKG
HODA KOTB DAY-SOTVO 5 YEAR OLD LEAVES OFFICE-TAG
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
TZ1A) BULB INTERSECTION-VOTOPS WEATHER-WX WALL
TZ1A) WALKING BEAR-VOTOPS LEFT OVER FOOD APP-ON CAM
WEATHER-STC LEFT OVER FOOD APP-PKG
SUPERMOON TOMORROW-TRXVOTOPS MEMORIAL WALL STAMP-VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP MEMORIAL WALL STAMP-SOTVO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
A AND W BULB INTERSECTION-TRX-VO TZ5A) POST IT NOTES-VO
A AND W BULB INTERSECTION-SOTVO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
DOG FIGHTING-TRX OC VO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
DOG FIGHTING-SOTVO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
OH MYSTERY WOMAN ID'D-trx SS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
N FORT MYERS SCOREBOARD-VO SS POST IT NOTES BDAY-VO
FL WOMAN GATOR BITE-VOTOPSWIPE POST IT NOTES BDAY-SOTVO
FL BOY GATOR BITE-TRXVOTOPS NEW AT NOON TEASE-----------
TRUCK OVER BRIDGE-VOTOPS NOON TZA) DAY CARE ARREST-TRX VO
WALKING BEAR-trxOC VO NOON TZB) GOOD FOOD BAD TEETH-TRX SOTVO
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT NOON TZC) BACK TO SCHOOL TECH-TRX VOTOPS
TZ2A) PRAYER DISCOUNT-SOTVO CLOSE-TOWERCAM


DIRECTOR'S PAGE


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HL1) DAYCARE CLOSED-TRX VOTOPS


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW--

A FORT MYERS DAYCARE CLOSES AFTER POLICE FIND IT'S DIRECTOR IS A CONVICTED FELON.

WE'RE LIVE WITH THE LATEST FROM THE LEE COUNTY COURT HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


HL2 C43 PROJECT-TRX VOTOPS


AND. ANOTHER BIG STORY AT 11:00

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY A WATER QUALITY PROJECT TO KEEP OUR SHORELINE CLEAN WAS PUT ON HOLD UNTIL NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX


Another Round of Storms Possible Friday

With a light onshore wind direction Friday, any showers and storms that do get going will be primarily inland like Thursday. Also, activity looks to be pretty isolated through the day.

Nothing else out of the ordinary to wrap up the work week here in Southwest Florida. Expect high temperatures to top out right around 92° or 93° again this afternoon.

A sneak peek at the weekend.

Both Saturday & Sunday will be hot and humid with highs running a few degrees above the normal. Each day rain chances will be possible farther inland, leaving most coastal areas pretty dry - beach plans are a go.

Some drier air pushes into the region early next week which will keep rain chances lower than normal Monday and possibly Tuesday too. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE DIRECTOR ARRESTED-TRX 2 SHOT VO DBX


A FORT MYERS DAYCARE IS SHUT DOWN AND THE WOMAN WHO RAN IT IS IN JAIL.

NBC-2 CAMERAS WERE ROLLING IN COURT AS CHRISTINA PERERA APPEARED BEFORE A JUDGE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE RAN DANIELS ACADEMY PRESCHOOL UNDER A FALSE IDENTITY.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE THIS MORNING - LUCAS, WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING? Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE DIRECTOR ARRESTED-REMLIVE


IT TURNS OUT MARION COUNTY HAD A WARRANT OUT FOR CHRISTINA PERERA'S ARREST FOR VIOLATING PROBATION - SHE'S BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND HERE UNTIL THEY PICK HER UP.

DAYCARE STAFF AND PARENTS OF THE 20 KIDS SHE CARED FOR HAD NO IDEA WHO THEY WERE REALLY DEALING WITH. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE DIRECTOR ARRESTED-VO


THAT'S BECAUSE THIS WOMAN WAS GOING BY THE NAME HOLLY HAWKINS. KIDS KNEW HER AS "MISS HOLLY."

WE DUG UP QUITE A RECORD ON PERERA - SHE'S BEEN ARRESTED NINE TIMES BEFORE AND GET THIS - SHE'S RAN DAYCARES BEFORE AND HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR NOT DISCLOSING SHE WAS RUNNING THEM.

SHE'S ALSO BEEN CHARGED WITH A NUMBER OF FRAUD, DRUG AND GRAND THEFT CHARGES.

TAKE LIVE

YOU CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW PARENTS ARE FEELING NOW KNOWING WHO THEY WERE LEAVING THEIR CHILDREN WITH.

THIS MORNING WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW SHE WAS ABLE TO GET AWAY WITH DOING THIS FOR SO LONG AND HOW INVESTIGATORS EVENTUALLY DISCOVERED HER. COUNT US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON ANY DEVELOPMENTS AS SOON AS WE GET THEM. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE DIRECTOR ARRESTED-REMLIVE


YOU CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW PARENTS ARE FEELING NOW KNOWING WHO THEY WERE LEAVING THEIR CHILDREN WITH.

THIS MORNING WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW SHE WAS ABLE TO GET AWAY WITH DOING THIS FOR SO LONG AND HOW INVESTIGATORS EVENTUALLY DISCOVERED HER. COUNT US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON ANY DEVELOPMENTS AS SOON AS WE GET THEM. Return to index of stories...


C43 PROJECT ON HOLD-OC ANIBOX


A WATER QUALITY PROJECT TO KEEP OUR SHORELINE CLEAN IS ON HOLD.

WORK WAS SUPPOSED TO BEGIN ON THE C-43 RESERVOIR THIS OCTOBER.

IT'S BEING PUSHED BACK UNTIL NEXT FEBRUARY.

FRESH WATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE WILL BE DIVERTED TO THE RESERVOIR IN HENDRY COUNTY.

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT SAYS ENGINEERS NEED MORE TIME TO STUDY TO PROJECT.

NBC-2'S ALEX DE ARMAS JOINS US LIVE WITH THE DETAILS FROM THE RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


C43 PROJECT ON HOLD-REMLIVE


THIS IS A BIG TALKER HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-- IT HAS BEEN FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW.

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A PROJECT THAT WOULD REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF WATER RELEASED FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH THE SPOKESPERSON FOR SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGMENT. Return to index of stories...


C43 PROJECT ON HOLD-VO


IM TOLD Construction was PUSHED BACK TO FEBRUARY because RIGHT NOW- the land for the permanent c 43 Reservoir is being used to hold excess water that would have gone into the Caloosahatee river.

- AT THIS MOMENT that land DESIGNATED FOR THE permanent c 43 Reservoir -- has a small pocket where water can be stored for now along with temporary pumps.

- in order for construction to begin, the water held there has to be removed-- MEANING RELEASED INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE river AND EVENTUALLY INTO THE GOLF OF MEXICO.

-SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS TELL ME THEY RATHER WAIT FOR THE DRY SEASON TO RELEASE THAT WATER AND START CONSTRUCTION.

- construction will include building the permanent Reservoir. Return to index of stories...


C43 PROJECT ON HOLD-REMLIVE


THERE IS A PUBLIC MEETING AND COMMUNITY FORUM ABOUT OUR WATER QUALITY TODAY.

IT'S LATER THIS AFTERNOON AT RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER IN FORT MYERS AT 1PM.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO BE THERE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER TEXTING-OTS


NOW AN NBC-2 UPDATE ON 911 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

ALERTING AUTHORITIES JUST GOT MORE CONVENIENT.

EVERYONE WITH A CELL PHONE. CAN NOW TEXT 911 TO DISPATCHERS.

THE SERVICE IS NOW OPEN TO *ALL CELL PHONE CARRIERS.

IT SHOULD ONLY BE USED IN EMERGENCIES WHEN PEOPLE CAN NOT PHYSICALLY CALL IN. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY JAILBIRD TWEETS-OTS-CG


GET READY FOR "JAILBIRD TWEETS" FROM THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

IT'S NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.

FOR THE FIRST TIME, L-C-S-O WILL BE TWEETING FROM INSIDE THE JAIL.

THEY WILL BE POSTING TEXT MESSAGES AND PHOTOS. TO GIVE YOU A FIRST-HAND LOOK AT WHAT LIFE IS LIKE INSIDE THE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

THIS EVENT STARTS AT 2:00 O'CLOCK THIS AFTERNOON.

ANYONE CAN FOLLOW ALONG.

IT'S EASY.

JUST FOLLOW "AT LEE SHERIFF" ON TWITTER.

THEY'LL ALSO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING CLIP-TRX


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IRAQ TARGETED ATTACKS-VOTOPS


THE FIRST U-S AIRSTRIKE HAS HIT ITS TARGET IN IRAQ.

THE PENTAGON SAYS TWO F-A-18 JETS DROPPED 500-POUND BOMBS ON A PIECE OF ARTILLERY AND THE TRUCK TOWING IT.

THE PRESIDENT AUTHORIZED TARGET AIRSTRIKES TO PROTECT IRAQI CITIZENS IN THE NORTHERN REGIONS.

THAT'S WHERE THE EXTREMIST GROUP ISIS HAS TAKEN OVER SEVERAL CITIES.

THEY ARE ATTEMTPING TO CREATE A SUNNI ISLAMIC STATE.

IN THE PROCESS, GIVING THOUSANDS OF RELIGIOUS AND ETHNIC MINORITIES AN ULTIMATUM. CONVERT OR DIE. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ HUMANITARIAN AID-WIPEVO


IN THE MEANTIME, U-S CARGO PLANES HAVE DROPPED 60 TO 70 BUNDLES OF FOOD AND WATER INTO THE MOUNTAIN REGION WHERE THOUSANDS OF RELIGIOUS MINORITIES ARE STRANDED.

PRESIDENT OBAMA AUTHORITZED THE HUMANITARIAN AID TO REFUGEES.

EXTREMEIST HAVE THREATENED TO KILL THEM IF THEY COME DOWN OFF THE MOUNTAINS.

MANY ARE WOMEN AND CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA LATEST-TRX-VO


NEW DETAILS AT 11 FROM WORLD LEADERS CONCERNING THE EBOLA CRISIS.

THIS PARTICULAR STRAIN OF THE VIRUS IS ON PACE TO SICKEN MORE PEOPLE THAN ALL OTHER PREVIOUS OUTBREAKS COMBINED.

OVERNIGHT THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HELD A NEWS CONFERENCE.

THE W-H-O CALLED THE SPREAD OF EBOLA IN WEST AFRICA AN INTERNATIONAL HEALTH EMERGENCY.

A SAMARITAN'S PURSE SPOKESPERSON IS SLAMMING THE SLOW INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE TO EBOLA.

THAT GROUP HAS WORKERS IN WEST AFRICA.

THE C-D-C DIRECTOR INSISTS THE VIRUS CAN BE STOPPED.

MEANWHILE, TWO AMERICAN DOCTORS WITH EBOLA ARE IMPROVING.

THEY'RE UNDERGOING EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT IN ATLANTA. Return to index of stories...


MISSING TAMPA KID-OC-SS


WE'RE STAYING ON TOP OF THIS SITUATION.

THERE'S A MISSING CHILD ALERT FOR A TEEN FROM THE TAMPA AREA.

ELIJAH HOSEIN WAS LAST SEEN IN LUTZ.

HE MAY BE TRAVELING IN A 2002 BEIGE HONDA ACCORD. WITH A TEMPORARY FLORIDA TAG.

IF YOU KNOW WHERE HE MAY BE. CONTACT THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEPUTIES. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA AIRLINES PULLED FROM STOCK MARKET-OTS-VO


WE HAVE NEW DEVELOPMENTS ON THE STRUGGLING MALAYSIAN AIRLINES.

MALAYSIA'S SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUND JUST TOOK MALAYSIA AIRLINES OFF THE STOCK MARKET, IN ORDER TO RESTRUCTURE THE TROUBLED AIRLINE.

MALAYSIA AIRLINES WAS IN BIG FINANCIAL TROUBLE BEFORE THE TWIN DISASTERS OF FLIGHT 370 AND FLIGHT 17 CLAIMED THE LIVES OF 537 PEOPLE.

IT HADN'T TURNED A PROFIT IN YEARS, EFFORTS TO COMPETE WITH LOW-COST CARRIERS HAD FAILED, AND THE NEED FOR YET ANOTHER GOVERNMENT BAILOUT WAS GROWING. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TRIAL-TRX-VO


THE JUDGE IN THE OSCAR PISTORIUS MURDER TRIAL *JUST ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING SHE WILL GIVE HER VERDICT ON SEPTEMBER 11.

THE JUDGE ADJOURNED THE CASE AFTER FIVE MONTHS OF TESTIMONY.

PISTORIUS IS ACCUSED OF PREMEDITATED MURDER IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF HIS GIRLFRIEND REEVA STEENKAMP ON VALENTINE'S DAY OF LAST YEAR.

THE JUDGE WILL DELIBERATE THE CASE ALONG WITH HER TWO ASSISTANTS.

SOUTH AFRICAN COURTS DO NOT USE JURIES.

IF GUILTY. PISTORIUS COULD BE LOOKING AT LIFE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


HAWAII HURRICANES-TRX PLASMA INTRO


TROPICAL STORM ISELLE MADE LANDFALL ON HAWAII.

POWERFUL WINDS TOOK DOWN TREES AND CAUSED POWER OUTAGES.

AS SOME ROADS REMAIN CLOSED, A SECOND, MORE POWERFUL HURRICANE IS ALSO BEARING DOWN ON THE ALOHA STATE.

JENNIFER BJORKLUND HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


HAWAII HURRICANES-PKG


Natural Sound

boarding up - drills sound

IF THEY'RE NOT PREPARED NOW, TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

Sound Darryl Oliveira/ Hawaii County Civil Defense:03-:10

"we are going to start to experience hazardous conditions. if they haven't completely their preparations, stop what they are doing and take refuge inside."

REFUGE, FROM A SET OF HURRICANES…

THE FIRST, ABOUT TO MAKE LANDFALL HERE IN HAWAII -BUT SO ARE HORDES OF TOURISTS, STILL COMING.

Sound No I.D. - Traveling to Maui:18-:24

" it's definitely going to impact it. You know, you make reservations, you book a place - you know you gotta go.

AND, ON MAUI, THEY'RE PREPARED FOR GUESTS TO KEEP COMING -

Sound Declan McCarthy - General Manager Makena Beach and Golf Resort Maui, Hawaii:30-:40

00;00;50;06 "We've brought in food and water enough to keep the resort replenished for at least a week and we have a satellite phone ready to roll."

BUT A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII -- HAS MOST PEOPLE THERE TAKING SHELTER - BUT CASEY JONES REFUSES TO LEAVE HIS BOAT…

Natural Sound

JR: This is where the storm is gonna hit. Casey Jones: well, what are you gonna do? where you gonna go, you're on an island.

Sound Mike Canton, Meteorologist, National Weather Service:56-1:07

"Folks in the big island need to realize this storm is supposed to hold together and make a landfall on the big island later today - Low end hurricane, high end tropical storm

THAT'S ENOUGH TO DO SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO HOMES … TEAR OFF ROOFS. BUT NOT ANYWHERE NEAR THE CATEGORY FOUR STORM, INIKI, THAT BLASTED THROUGH KAUAI 22 YEAR AGO AT 200 MILES AN HOUR.

STILL … IT'S NOT TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY,

Sound Gov. Neil Abercrombie - Hawaii 1:20-1:27

"It says we are ready to respond and we are ready for the recovery the great extent that is necessary."

…AND RECOVERY COULD MEAN BAILING OUT FROM STORM SURGE AND FLASH FLOODING FOR DAYS. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA VACATION-OC VO


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS DOING SOMETHING UNUSUAL WITH HIS SUMMER VACATION ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD.

HE'LL RETURN TO WASHINGTON MIDWAY THROUGH THE TWO-WEEK GETAWAY. TO ATTEND "IN-PERSON MEETINGS" WITH WHITE HOUSE STAFF BEFORE HEADING BACK TO THE ISLAND.

OBAMA'S SPOKESMAN SAYS THE MEETINGS AREN'T RELATED TO ANY "EMERGING SITUATION.

THE PRESIDENT IS SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE ON THE MASSACHUSETTS ISLAND SATURDAY. AND RETURN TO WASHINGTON ON AUGUST 17TH. Return to index of stories...


CHILD CAUSES WHITE HOUSE LOCKDOWN-TRX-VOTOPS


A TODDLER CAUSED A LOCKDOWN AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

IT HAPPENED THURSDAY NIGHT BEFORE THE PRESIDENT GAVE HIS STATEMENT ON IRAQ.

THE LITTLE BOY SQUEEZED THROUGH THE WHITE HOUSE FENCE.

A SECRET SERVICE SPOKESMAN SAYS INSTEAD OF QUESTIONING, THE LITTLE BOY GOT A TIME-OUT AND LEFT WITH HIS PARENTS. Return to index of stories...


HODA KOTB DAY-TRX-VO


FORMER FORT MYERS MAYOR JIM HUMPHREY IS IN NEW YORK CITY THIS MORNING TO PRESENT 'TODAY SHOW' HOST HODA KOTB WITH A SPECIAL PROCLAMATION.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T KNOW. HODA KOTB USED TO BE AN ANCHOR/REPORTER IN FORT MYERS.

SHE TURNS 50 TOMORROW. AND TO CELEBRATE HER AWARD-WINNING WORK AS A JOURNALIST, THE CITY OF FORT MYERS WILL OFFICIALLY PROCLAIM AUGUST 9TH AS "HODA KOTB DAY."

SHE'S BEST KNOWN AS THE COHOST FOR 'TODAY'S TALK'.

BUT DURING HER YEARS AT N-B-C. SHE'S BEEN RECOGNIZED FOR HER COVERAGE OF HURRICANE KATRINA, WAR IN IRAQ, THE WEST BANK CONFLICT IN GAZA AND THE WAR ON TERROR IN AFGHANISTAN. Return to index of stories...


HODA KOTB DAY-SOTVO


"To share this opportunity with Hoda for her to reach back to her past and fond memories of what we call paradise here is worth doing and worth taking time to honor her to celebrate her as a former citizen here."

HODA'S ALSO BEEN A HUGE ADVOCATE FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


IT'S AN ONGOING BATTLE BETWEEN SOME LEE COUNTY RESIDENTS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

THEY'RE TRYING TO GET A TRAFFIC LIGHT PUT UP AT A BUSY INTERSECTION IN FORT MYERS.

BUT WE'LL TELL YOU WHY THE D-O-T IS SAYING "NO."

PLUS--

THIS NEXT STORY HAS MANY PEOPLE WONDERING--

IS THIS REAL??

CAN A BEAR REALLY WALK LIKE A HUMAN. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) BULB INTERSECTION-VOTOPS


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TZ1A) WALKING BEAR-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


SUPERMOON TOMORROW-TRXVOTOPS


THERE WILL BE ANOTHER SHOW IN THE SKY THIS WEEKEND AS ANOTHER "SUPERMOON" RISES.

STARGAZERS WHO MISSED THE JULY 12 SUPERMOON WILL HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO SEE THE PHENOMENON.

THE LAST TWO FULL MOONS WILL FALL ON AUGUST 10 AND SEPTEMBER 9. AND WILL BOTH BE SUPERMOONS.

THE SUPERMOON OCCURS AT THE POINT IN THE MOON'S ORBIT WHEN IT IS CLOSEST TO EARTH. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


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

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

Another Round of Storms Possible Friday

With a light onshore wind direction Friday, any showers and storms that do get going will be primarily inland like Thursday. Also, activity looks to be pretty isolated through the day.

Nothing else out of the ordinary to wrap up the work week here in Southwest Florida. Expect high temperatures to top out right around 92° or 93° again this afternoon.

A sneak peek at the weekend.

Both Saturday & Sunday will be hot and humid with highs running a few degrees above the normal. Each day rain chances will be possible farther inland, leaving most coastal areas pretty dry - beach plans are a go.

Some drier air pushes into the region early next week which will keep rain chances lower than normal Monday and possibly Tuesday too. Return to index of stories...


A AND W BULB INTERSECTION-TRX-VO


LEE COUNTY DRIVERS PUSHING FOR A TRAFFIC SIGNAL DON'T GET THE ANSWER THEY WANTED.

THEY SAY THE INTERSECTION OF MCGREGOR BOULEVARD AND A-AND-W BULB IS DANGEROUS.

THE HERITAGE COVE COMMUNITY SITS CLOSEST TO THAT INTERSECTION.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE MET WITH FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

THEY WERE TOLD THAT TRAFFIC LIGHT JUST ISN'T GOING TO HAPPEN -

BECAUSE STUDIES SHOW IT'S NOT NEEDED. Return to index of stories...


A AND W BULB INTERSECTION-SOTVO


we don't want someone to have to die before you give us a light that is exactly what it sounded like today at our meeting. There were a lot of boos a lot of unhappy people that were there

F-DOT IS PLANNING A DIFFERENT SAFETY SOLUTION AT THAT INTERSECTION.

THEY PLAN TO LENGTHEN TURN LANES --

OPEN UP THE MEDIAN --

AND GET RID OF THE OPTION TO TURN LEFT ONTO MCGREGOR FROM A-AND-W BULB.

CONSTRUCTION COULD START BY THE END OF NEXT SUMMER. Return to index of stories...


DOG FIGHTING-TRX OC VO


UNFORTUNATELY, DOG FIGHTING IS A GROWING PROBLEM IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES SAYS IT'S ESPECIALLY FRUSTRATING. BECAUSE THE CRIMINALS ARE RARELY CAUGHT.

WE SPOKE WITH THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY. WHO RECENTLY RESCUED A DOG. BELIEVED TO BE A BAIT DOG DURING DOG FIGHTS.

JIMMY'S INJURIES WERE SO SEVERE. HIS HIND LEG HAD TO BE AMPUTATED.

LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES SAYS DOG FIGHTING IS A GROWING PROBLEM, BUT ONE THAT'S DIFFICULT TO TRACK. Return to index of stories...


DOG FIGHTING-SOTVO


4:24:48-4:25:00

JENNIFER GALLOWAY-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY

it's very hard to get statistics on this because we don't actually see that fight happening or that dog being put in that

bait situation so a lot of times it's an assumption or based on scar

pattern on the body.

GALOWAY SAYS DOG FIGHTING NEVER HAPPENS IN PLAIN SIGHT. AND IT USUALLY NEVER HAPPENS AT THE SAME PLACE TWICE.

SHE SAYS JIMMY IS DOING WELL AND WILL BE UP FOR ADOPTION IN THREE WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


OH MYSTERY WOMAN ID'D-trx SS


WE NOW KNOW THE NAME OF THE SO-CALLED "MYSTERY WOMAN," ARRESTED IN OHIO - WITH SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TIES.

SHE WAS ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO GET A DRIVERS LICENSE USING A FORGED BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

SHE GAVE DEPUTIES THE NAME "JULIA BAY WADSWORTH."

SHE'S ACTUALLY - ANN MARIE MILLER - WANTED ON SEVERAL CHARGES OUT OF COLORADO, INCLUDING THEFT.

EVEN MORE BIZARRE - SHE TRIED TO HIDE HER IDENTITY BY BURNING OFF THE PADS OF HER FINGERTIPS.

AT ONE TIME MILLER WAS REGISTERED AS LIVING AT A MOBILE HOME IN FORT MYERS BEACH.

AFTER OUR STORY AIRED, SOMEONE FROM FLORIDA CALLED DETECTIVES WITH THE TIP. Return to index of stories...


N FORT MYERS SCOREBOARD-VO SS


A LITTLE LEAGUE SCOREBOARD HIT BY VANDALS LOOKS LIKE NEW AGAIN.

THIS IS NORTH FORT MYERS COMMUNITY PARK.

LAST MONTH, THE VANDALS SPRAY PAINTED EVERYTHING. INCLUDING THE SCOREBOARD.

THE COUNTY PAINTED OVER THE OTHER GRAFFITI. BUT PEPSI SPONSORS THE SCOREBOARD. SO THE LEAGUE HAD TO CLEAN IT UP.

THAT WOULD'VE COST 500 BUCKS.

LITTLE LEAGUE DAD MARTY DOBRANSKY WORKS FOR A FINISHING COMPANY. SO HE'S AN EXPERT.

AFTER HE SAW OUR STORY, HE CLEANED IT UP.

AND THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE NOW. Return to index of stories...


FL WOMAN GATOR BITE-VOTOPSWIPE


IN CENTRAL FLORIDA A WOMAN IS RECOVERING AFTER AN ALLIGATOR ATTACKED HER.

AUTHORITIES SAY SHE WAS CANOEING IN A CREEK WHEN THE ANIMAL BIT HER THIGH.

A MANAGER AT THE CANOE RENTAL SAYS THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED.

THE LOCAL FIRE RESCUE HAD TO USE A BOAT TO REACH THE WOMAN AND BRING HER BACK TO LAND.

SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


FL BOY GATOR BITE-TRXVOTOPS


AND TRAPPERS ARE TRYING TO CAPTURE AN ALLIGATOR THAT BIT A NINE-YEAR-OLD BOY AT A PARK OUTSIDE ORLANDO.

POLICE SAY THE BOY WAS BITTEN THREE TIMES BY THE GATOR THURSDAY AT SAINT CLOUD LAKEFRONT PARK.

THE CITY OF SAINT CLOUD HAS SINCE CLOSED ITS LAKEFRONT SWIMMING AREAS-- ALTHOUGH CITY LEADERS SAY THE BOY WAS IN A PLACE WHERE SWIMMING ISN'T ALLOWED. Return to index of stories...


TRUCK OVER BRIDGE-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF AN ACCIDENT ON A BRIDGE IN CINCINNATI.

YOU CAN SEE A TRUCK SWERVING TO AVOID A CAR AND RAMMING ANOTHER VEHICLE SO THAT IT DROPS INTO THE LANES BELOW.

IT HAPPENED OVER THE WEEKEND.

POLICE SAY THE 75-YEAR-OLD DRIVER WHO TRIGGERED THE ACCIDENT WASN'T PAYING ATTENTION.

SEVEN CARS AND A TRACTOR TRAILER WERE INVOLVED IN THE CRASH THAT LEFT CARS SMASHED ACROSS THE ROAD AND BACKED UP TRAFFIC FOR HOURS.

EVERYONE MADE IT OUT ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


WALKING BEAR-trxOC VO


PEOPLE IN A NEW JERSEY NEIGHBORHOOD ALL SAID AT FIRST, IT LOOKED LIKE A MAN.

BUT IT TURNED OUT TO BE A BIT DIFFERENT.

THAT'S RIGHT --- A BEAR TOOK A STROLL ON ITS HIND LEGS THROUGH A RESIDENTIAL AREA, LOOKING JUST LIKE A HUMAN.

IT EVEN APPEARED TO CHAT WITH THE PERSON RECORDING HIS JOURNEY ON VIDEO.

APPARENTLY INJURED BEARS SOMETIMES WALK UPRIGHT TO COMPENSATE FOR WOUNDED PAWS.

AND SOMEONE AT THE LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY KNOW THERE IS AN INJURED BEAR IN TOWN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


A RESTAURANT IN NORTH CAROLINA CAUGHT NATIONAL ATTENTION AFTER IT STARTED GIVING DISCOUNTS TO PEOPLE PRAYING BEFORE THEIR MEALS.

It's her business, if she runs it, she should be able to run it how she wants to run it."

BUT NOW THE RESTAURANT IS CHANGING THEIR POLICY.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) PRAYER DISCOUNT-SOTVO


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NO MORE DISCOUNTS FOR PRAYING-2 SHOT INTRO


NOW TO AN UPDATE TO A STORY WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THIS WEEK.

A NORTH CAROLINA RESTAURANT IS NO LONGER OFFERING A DISCOUNT FOR PRAYING IN PUBLIC.

AN IMAGE OF A CUSTOMER'S RECEIPT SHOWING THE DISCOUNT PUT MARY'S GOURMET DINER IN THE SPOTLIGHT.

BUT NOW, AS MORGAN HIGHTOWER REPORTS, THE DINER IS FACING THE THREAT OF LEGAL ACTION. Return to index of stories...


NO MORE DISCOUNTS FOR PRAYING-PKG


HEAD SHAKES AND DISAPPOINTED LOOKS, WERE COMMON REACTIONS FROM PEOPLE READING THE EXPLANATION FOR WHY MARY'S GOURMET DINER IS ENDING IT'S PRAYER DISCOUNT.

"It's sad, it's just sad."

ASHLEY JONES ISN'T SAD SHE'S ANGRY.

"Someone told me I was like, are you kidding me? That's the crazy world we live in."

THE DINER GAINED NATIONAL ATTENTION AFTER A PICTURE OF THIS RECEIPT WAS POSTED ON A SOCIAL MEDIA SITE.

IT SHOWS A 15 PERCENT DISCOUNT FOR PRAYING IN PUBLIC.

WITH THAT ONE LINE CAME CHEERS AND CRITICISM.

WHAT ENDED WHAT MARY'S DAUGHTER CALLED A PRIVATE GIFT WAS PUBLIC OUTCRY AND A THREAT OF LEGAL ACTION.

"I think it's totally wrong for them to be able to step in and say she can do anything wrong in her own business. It's her business, if she runs it, she should be able to run it how she wants to run it."

"I think a business owner ought to be able to do what they'd like to in terms of promoting their values, promoting what's important to them, without being in fear of someone saying I'm going to sue you if you don't change your policies."

KEN HEATER IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE WINSTON-SALEM RESCUE MISSION AND A FAN OF THE DINER.

ALTHOUGH HE'S NEVER RECEIVED THE PRAYING DISCOUNT, HE DOESN'T WANT TO SEE IT GO AWAY.

"Sadly, it's indicative of the way so many people are thinking today, whereas if they don't like what you're thinking or what you do, they're going to try to make you change and it's, it's not right." Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRX


AFTER MONTHS OF HARD WORK A GOLDEN GATE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CAME UP WITH A WAY TO GIVE A HELPING HAND.

PLUS THIS-

nats: it's the best day of my life!

WELL IT WAS ALMOST THE BEST DAY OF HIS LIFE. UNTIL HE GOT BUSTED BY THE COPS.

HOW THIS GUY GOT CAUGHT ROCKING IT OUT IN A POLICE BAIT CAR Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) PROTHETIC HAND-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE-SOTVOTOPS


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) DAYCARE DIRECTOR-TC MON VO


GOOD MORNING IM LISA SPOONER.

LETS GET YOU CAUGHT UP WITH THIS MORNINGS TOP STORIES.

NBC-2 WAS IN THE COURTROOM TODAY WHERE CHRISTINA PERERA IS BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND FOR A TRAFFIC VIOLATION IN MARION COUNTY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE RAN DANIELS ACADEMY PRESCHOOL UNDER A FALSE IDENTITY

SHE'S ALSO A CONVICTED FELON, GUILTY OF CHECK FRAUD.

PERERA VIOLATED PROBATION.

IF SHE'S NOT TRANSFERED WITHIN FIVE DAYS - SHE'LL BE RELEASED.

SHE WAS DIRECTOR AT THE DANIELS ACADEMY IN FORT MYERS.

NOW THE DAY CARE IS SHUT DOWN. Return to index of stories...


TS2) C43 PROJECT-TC MON VO


A MAJOR WATER PROJECT DESIGNED TO SAVE OUR SHORELINE IS ON HOLD.

CONSTRUCTION FOR A RESEVOIR IN HENDRY COUNTY WON'T START UNTIL FEBRUARY OF NEXT YEAR.

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO START THIS OCTOBER.

THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT SAYS IT NEEDS MORE TIME TO STUDY THE PROJECT.

THE RESEVOIR IS DESIGNED TO HOLD WATER FROM LAKE-O DURING THE RAINY SEASON-

AND RELEASE IT DURING THE DRY MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) HAWAII HURRICANES-TC MON VO


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS THE EYE OF TROPICAL STORM ISELLE HAS MADE LANDFALL ON HAWAII'S BIG ISLAND.

HURRICANE JULIO, A CATEGORY 3 STORM, IS ABOUT 1,000 MILES BEHIND IN THE PACIFIC.

ISELLE WAS EXPECTED TO PASS OVERNIGHT ACROSS THE BIG ISLAND, KNOWN FOR COFFEE FIELDS, VOLCANOES AND BLACK SAND BEACHES, THEN SEND RAIN AND HIGH WINDS TO THE REST OF THE STATE. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA AND IRAQ-INTRO


THE U-S MILITARY STEPS IN AS VIOLENCE CONTINUES IN IRAQ.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS AUTHORIZED NEW ACTION, BUT HE SAYS AMERICAN COMBAT TROOPS WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO THE FIGHT.

ANDREW SPENCER REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA AND IRAQ-PKG


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA HAS NOW GREEN-LIGHTED U-S AIRSTRIKES IN IRAQ.

"I've directed our military to take targeted strikes against ISIL terrorist convoys, should they move towards the city."

.IN PART, TO PROTECT HUNDREDS OF AMERICAN MILITARY ADVISORS WORKING WITH IRAQI SECURITY FORCES

"We intend to stay vigilant and take action if these terrorist forces threaten our personnel or facilities anywhere in Iraq."

ISIS -- ALSO KNOWN AS ISIL OR THE ISLAMIC STATE -- HAS MADE HUGE ADVANCES IN IRAQ, THIS YEAR. THEIR FIGHTERS HAVE BEEN RUTHLESS, DEMANDING PEOPLE "CONVERT TO ISLAM OR DIE."

THE LARGEST CHRISTIAN CITY HAS BEEN OVERRUN, AND THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES FROM THE YAZIDI MINORITY ARE REPORTEDLY TRAPPED IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN IRAQ WITHOUT FOOD OR WATER.

"The ISIS informed the region that they need to evacuate the area and all the Yazidis and Christians evacuate to the Turkish border."

"There is a catastrophes there. The people, they are suffering."

THRONGS OF REFUGEES ARE NOW ON THE RUN; OVER THE LAST TWO DAYS, THE UNITED NATIONS ESTIMATES AS MANY AS 200-THOUSAND PEOPLE HEADED FOR KURDISTAN.

"When many thousands of innocent civilians are faced with the danger of being wiped out and we have the capacity to do something about it, we will take action."

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


SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES PLEDGE-VO


ONE COLLIER COUNTY PARENT IS TAKING SCHOOL BOARD ACCOUNTABILITY INTO HIS OWN HANDS.

HE CREATED A CONTRACT FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES TO SIGN.

DOUG LEWIS IS AN ATTORNEY WITH FOUR KIDS IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM.

HE SAYS HE DIDN'T THINK BOARD MEMBERS WERE TAKING ON ENOUGH RESPONSIBILITY.

THE DOCUMENT HE DRAFTED IS CALLED "CONTRACT WITH COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA."

CANDIDATES WHO SIGN IT ARE COMMITTING TO BRING SEVEN MAJOR REFORMS UP TO A VOTE DURING ONE OF THE FIRST THREE BOARD MEETINGS AFTER THE ELECTION.

OUT OF THE NINE SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES - FIVE HAVE ACTUALLY SIGNED ON! Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES PLEDGE-SOTVO


Douglass Lewis/ created the contract

152102 these candidates are now taking a position. And they're now on the record, that if they're elected, and it also restores power to the voters. We know as a voter that if we elect these candidates in these districts that these changes will happen. There's no finger pointing, there's no lack of accountability.15

EVEN IF THEY AGREE WITH SOME OF THE POINTS -- MEMBERS WHO OPPOSE SIGNING THE CONTRACT SAY IT'S NOT FAIR TO HAVE THEIR HANDS TIED BEFORE THEY EVEN START THE NEW TERM. Return to index of stories...


FUNERAL CANCELLED BECAUSE DEAD WAS GAY-INTRO


A CHURCH IN TAMPA CANCELED A FUNERAL WITH JUST A DAY'S NOTICE. AFTER THE PASTOR AND CONGREGATION LEARNED THE DEAD MAN WAS GAY.

IT LEFT HIS LOVED ONES SCRAMBLING TO MAKE NEW ARRANGEMENTS IN THE MIDST OF THEIR GRIEVING.

SHANNON BEHNKEN REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


FUNERAL CANCELLED BECAUSE DEAD WAS GAY-PKG


Our relationship wasn't really a secret, everyone knew.

THE NIGHT BEFORE HIS HUSBAND'S FUNERAL, KENDALL CAPERS WAS TOLD THE SERVICE WAS CANCELED.

THE PASTOR OF NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH IN TAMPA LEARNED THE PAIR WERE GAY AND THE CONGREGATION WAS LIVID.

Regardless of our background, our sexual orientation, how can you wait that long and put someone in a bind when they're going through a loss.

JULION EVANS, 42, DIED LATE LAST MONTH, OF AMYLOIDOSIS.

EVANS' FAMILY ATTENDS NEW HOPE AND WANTED THE FUNERAL HERE.

I felt it probably would have been best for him to be at the church, his family grew up in the church, it just made sense.

NEW HOPE IMMEDIATELY SAID YES. BUT THE INVITATION WAS ABRUPTLY REVOKED DURING THE WAKE AFTER THE NEWSPAPER OBITUARY NAMED CAPERS AS THE SURVIVING "HUSBAND."

standup -- Julion's mother was too upset to talk on camera but told me she was standing at her son's casket when the phone rang; the message - it would be blasphemous for her son's funeral to be held here, at the church.

NEW HOPE'S PASTOR, T.W. JENKINS, TOLD ME BY PHONE THAT HIS CHURCH DOESN'T SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE.

HE SAID, "I TRY NOT TO CONDEMN ANYONE'S LIFESTYLE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I AM A MAN OF GOD AND HAVE TO STAND UPON MY PRINCIPALS."

INITIALLY, JENKINS AGREED TO AN ON-CAMERA INTERVIEW, BUT WHEN I SHOWED UP, THE DOOR WAS LOCKED --

Pastor Jenkins, I'm still trying to reach you.

AND HE DIDN'T ANSWER MY REPEATED CALLS.

ALL OF THIS LEAVES CAPERS SAD, AND CONFLICTED ABOUT RELIGION.

It's not like we woke up and said let's be gay, someone we were born with and we've dealt with it for me, 40 years, him 42 years and we make the best possible choices. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA NEW MAPS-OC


TODAY FLORIDA LAWMAKERS WILL VOTE ON CHANGES TO SEVEN OF THE STATE'S 27 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS.

THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE IS HOLDING A SPECIAL SESSION TO DRAW UP A NEW MAP IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH A JUDGE'S RULING.

THE NEW DISTRICT LINES WILL AFFECT VOTERS IN NORTHERN AND CENTRAL FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE-TRX NATSVOTOPS


it was the best day of my life.

IT'S A SONG YOU MIGHT RECOGNIZE.

FOR A SUSPECTED THIEF WHO THINKS HE STOLE A CAR WITH NO ONE IN SIGHT. ITS THE PERFECT SOUNDTRACK.

LAST WEEK IN ALBUQUERQUE. POLICE PLANTED A BAIT CAR.

AND IT DIDNT TAKE LONG TO WHEEL IN THIS MAN.

HE'S ALL SMILES AS THE SONG PLAYS ON THE RADIO.

BUT HE DOESNT GET FAR BEFORE POLICE SHUT OFF HIS CAR REMOTELY AND MAKE AN ARREST. Return to index of stories...


THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE-SOTVO


this individual made a bad choice, did something im sure he now regrets.

21-YEAR OLD DREW MAYO WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AND CHARGED WITH UNLAWFUL TAKING OF A VEHICLE.

POLICE SAY THEY HOPE A VALUABLE LESSON WAS LEARNED. Return to index of stories...


PROSTHETIC HAND-OC SOT VO WIPE


A COLLIER COUNTY STUDENT IS TAKING A SCHOOL PROJECT BEYOND THE CLASSROOM.

Stephanie Latoitue

Won Bronze Medal

34:20-34:27

When I push in.the finger that us being controlled folds out of the palm.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS HYDRAULIC HAND MADE BY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT STEPHANIE LATOITUE.

IT WON A BRONZE MEDAL IN THE N-DOUBLE-A-C-P'S NATIONAL "ACT-SO" STEM COMPETITION IN VEGAS LAST MONTH.

STEPHANIE IS ENTERING HER SOPHOMORE YEAR AT GOLDEN GATE HIGH SCHOOL.

SHE SAYS SHE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA ON HER OWN TO CREATE AN AFFORDABLE, FULLY-FUNCTIONING HAND FOR AMPUTEES. Return to index of stories...


PROSTHETIC HAND-SOT VO


This is different from other science fair projects because I'm using my medical science and bringing it to life

STEPHANIE SAYS THE PROJECT TOOK A FEW MONTHS AND MANY SLEEPLESS NIGHTS TO COMPLETE.

THIS IS JUST THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PROJECT.

SHE PLANS TO BUILD A SECOND MODEL FOR NEXT YEAR'S COMPETITION.

THIS IS COLLIER COUNTY'S FIRST WIN IN THE STEM CATEGORY OF THE COMPETITION. Return to index of stories...


SMOKEY BEAR TURNS 70-OC SS


DO YOU REMEMBER SMOKEY THE BEAR?

HE'S TURNING 70 TOMORROW.

DON'T BRING ANY CANDLES TO THE PARTY, PLEASE.

AS THE FRIENDLY, HUGGABLE BEAR ENTERS HIS GOLDEN YEARS, HE'S BURNING UP SOCIAL MEDIA.

SMOKEY HAS MORE THAN 300-THOUSAND FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK AND 24-THOUSAND TWITTER FOLLOWERS!

BACK IN 2001 HIS CLASSIC SLOGAN CHANGED.

FOR DECADES IT WAS "ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT FOREST FIRES."

NOW SMOKEY SAYS "ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES."

AND YOU CAN CELEBRATE SMOKEY'S BIRTHDAY AT ROOKERY BAY RESERVE IN NAPLES.

IT IS OFFERING BUY ONE ADMISSION, GET ONE FREE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRX


SICK OF LAST NIGHT'S DINNER TAKING UP SPACE IN YOUR FRIDGE?

NOW A SMARTPHONE APP ALLOWS YOU TO GIVE LEFTOVER FOOD TO STRANGERS.

PLUS THIS--

you might not want to sniff near me because I just tooted!

A 5-YEAR-OLD BOYS RUNS FOR MAYOR IN A TINY TOURIST TOWN.

STRAIGHT AHEAD FIND OUT IF VOTERS PUT HIM IN OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) LEFT OVER FOOD-VOWIPE


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TZ4B) 5 YEAR OLD LEAVES-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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5 YEAR OLD LEAVES OFFICE-INTRO


HE'S POSSIBLY THE MOST ADORABLE CITY LEADER IN THE COUNTRY, BUT MAYOR BOBBY TUFTS IS NOW OUT OF A JOB.

HE WAS ONLY 3 WHEN HE WAS FIRST ELECTED AS THE CEREMONIAL MAYOR IN DORSET, MINNESOTA.

THE CITY HAS NO FORMAL CITY GOVERNMENT AND A POPULATION OF 25.

MIKE BINKLEY LOOKS AT MAYOR BOBBY'S TIME IN OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


5 YEAR OLD LEAVES OFFICE-PKG


"AM I A LITTLE TOO CLOSE?"

Robert Tufts has had plenty of time to practice for his closeup.

"THIS IS GONNA BE EASY AS PIE."

His two terms as Mayor of Dorset, Minnesota.just ended.

The office had its perks.

"NOBODY COULD ARREST ME. NOT EVEN A COP."

But Mayor Bobby is ready to move on.

He couldn't be a kid while running a town.

"WELL, I HAVE TO LOOK AT THE CAMERAS SO MUCH I CAN'T BE GOOGLY EYES AND FUN AND NONSENSE."

Gone are the fedora and sport coat.

Replaced by a new, more casual look.

"A POLO SHIRT AND SOME SPIKES. AND THE SPIKES JUST, WE HAVE SOME GEL, YOU PUT IT IN YOUR HAIR AND YOU'RE SPIKIED."

Now it's time to do what the 5-year-old does best.

Be a 5-year-old.

"AW. YOU MIGHT NOT WANT TO SNIFF NEAR ME BECAUSE I JUST TOOTED AND A TOOT MEANS FART, SO DON'T USE THAT."

A younger brother could soon throw his hat into the race for mayor.

".YOU WANT TO BE MAYOR."

James Douglas Tufts says he's ready.

But for now, 16-year-old Eric Mueller is in charge.

And Robert Tufts isn't holding back with the advice.

"BE GOOD TO THE TOWN AND DON'T BE MEAN TO IT." Return to index of stories...


5 YEAR OLD LEAVES OFFICE-TAG


THE TOWN ELECTS A MAJOR EACH YEAR AS A FUNDRAISER FOR A FOOD FESTIVAL.

THEY VOTE EARLY AND VOTE OFTEN - FOR A ONE DOLLAR VOTE.

THIS YEAR MAYOR BOBBY WAS BEATEN OUT BY AN ELDER STATESMAN - A 16-YEAR OLD.

THE WINNER IS CHOSEN BY PULLING A NAME OUT OF A HAT. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX WALL


!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

Another Round of Storms Possible Friday

With a light onshore wind direction Friday, any showers and storms that do get going will be primarily inland like Thursday. Also, activity looks to be pretty isolated through the day.

Nothing else out of the ordinary to wrap up the work week here in Southwest Florida. Expect high temperatures to top out right around 92° or 93° again this afternoon.

A sneak peek at the weekend.

Both Saturday & Sunday will be hot and humid with highs running a few degrees above the normal. Each day rain chances will be possible farther inland, leaving most coastal areas pretty dry - beach plans are a go.

Some drier air pushes into the region early next week which will keep rain chances lower than normal Monday and possibly Tuesday too. Return to index of stories...


LEFT OVER FOOD APP-ON CAM


WANT TO SHARE LEFTOVER FOOD WITH A STRANGER?

A SMARTPHONE APP CAN HELP FACILITATE THE TRANSACTION.

ADAM HERBETS HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


LEFT OVER FOOD APP-PKG


THE COMPANY BEHIND THE FREE APP "LEFTOVER SWAP" WANTS TO "SAVE THE WORLD". ONE TAKE OUT BOX AT A TIME.

ACCORDING TO THEIR WEBSITE, ABOUT 40 PERCENT OF FOOD GOES TO WASTE -- AND THEY HAVE A SOLUTION.

SO I PICKED UP MY PHONE AND FIGURED OUT HOW THIS ALL WORKS. BY GOING INTO OUR STATION'S BREAK ROOM. OPENING UP THE FRIDGE. AND CREATING A POST FOR ONE OF MY CO-WORKER'S UNLABELED CHILI CHEESE FRIES.

I ALSO FOUND THIS FAMILY STARTING TO GET A LITTLE BIT FULL AT LUNCH TO SEE WHAT THEY THOUGHT.

"That may be a leftover."

"I might do it just out of curiosity, just to see. Wouldn't that be so weird girls if we did that and someone came up and said you didn't finish your shrimp fried rice and I would say here!"

BUT MEMBERS OF THE BAKERSFIELD HOMELESS CENTER SAY THAT FOOD COULD BE GOING TO A BETTER HOME.

"Our clients typically aren't equipped with smart phones that would have an app -- They are in need. it's typically a family that's in crisis, and they know where they can go."

THE CENTER SAYS THEY ARE ESPECIALLY IN NEED OF FOOD NOW, WHEN KIDS ARE STILL OUT OF SCHOOL.

RIGHT NOW THEY TAKE CARE OF MORE THAN 100 CHILDREN. MANY OF WHICH GET THREE MEALS A DAY FROM THIS FOOD PANTRY.

"As you can see it's getting pretty low at this point"

AND EVEN THOUGH THE CENTER TAKES MOSTLY UN-PERISHABLE FOOD, THEY'RE MORE THAN WILLING TO TAKE YOUR LEFTOVERS. INSTEAD OF GIVING IT TO A STRANGER

"People that run the kitchen are just excellent chefs and if they get something like that they'll either serve that up or make a whole new meal out of it."

BUT FOR THOSE WHO DON'T WANT MAKE IT DOWN TO THE CENTER. THE QUESTION REMAINS: WOULD YOU TRUST FOOD FROM A SMARTPHONE?

"I would possibly eat cake. Only if it's good cake."

WHICH MEANS I MIGHT HAVE CHOSEN THE WRONG THING FROM THE FRIDGE TO POST. AS OF 4 O'CLOCK NO TAKERS. Return to index of stories...


MEMORIAL WALL STAMP-VO


THE PUNTA GORDA POST OFFICE IS OFFERING A SPECIAL STAMP CANCELLATION ON REQUESTED ENVELOPES.

IT'S TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS FOR FUNDRAISING FOR A VIETNAM VETERANS MONUMENT IN LAISHLEY PARK.

MEMBERS OF THE VIETNAM WALL COMMITTEE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE RAISING FUNDS FOR THE MEMORIAL.

THE POST OFFICE IS STEPPING IN TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THE CAUSE.

THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH THEY'LL BE OFFERING THE SPECIAL CANCELLATION. Return to index of stories...


MEMORIAL WALL STAMP-SOTVO


"At the time the miltary wasn't appreciated much and we need to honor these guys and remember them and let our grandchildren know and their grnadchildren."

AKINS PLANS ON PUTTING THE WALL ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE POND TO HONOR THE MORE THAN 58-THOUSAND FALLEN VETS.

THE VIETNAM WALL COMMITTEE HAS BEEN FUNDRAISING SINCE APRIL AND HAS RAISED 60 THOUSAND DOLLARS SO FAR.

THEIR GOAL FOR THE PROJECT IS 350 THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


WE ARE SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION WHEN IT COMES TO COLONOSCOPIES.

GOOD LUCK TO THE OFFICER TRYING TO GET DRIVERS TO PULL OVER IN THIS.

FIND OUT WHY HIS CO-WORKERS DECIDED TO PLAY THE ULTIMATE PRACTICAL JOKE. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) POST IT NOTES-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


IT IS STUPEFYING TO MANY DOCTORS: WHY ONLY A FRACTION OF PEOPLE WHO MIGHT BENEFIT FROM A CANCER SCREENING CHOSE TO GET IT.

THAT'S THE CASE WITH THE COLONOSCOPY. THE ONLY TEST THAT CAN ALSO PREVENT DISEASE.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS, AMY OSHIER SEPARATES FACT FROM FICTION. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


OF ALL THE CANCER SCREENINGS, COLONOSCOPY IS SURELY THE MOST

UNDER-APPRECIATED.

DR. IRMA CRUZ/GASTROENTEROLOGIST

RUNS:

1:11: Yes. There's a miscommunication, misunderstanding about what the whole

procedure is.

LET THE MYTH-BUSTING BEGIN: COLONOSCOPY IS A POWERFUL

PROGNOSTICATOR, BUT IS NOT A MAJOR MEDICAL UNDERTAKING AND DOES

NOT REQUIRE HOSPITALIZATION.

DR. IRMA CRUZ/GASTROENTEROLOGIST

RUNS:

1:11 They don't need to miss a lot of days of work, it should not be painful experience. It's a

very safe procedure that is very well tolerated and done routinely.

ANOTHER FALSEHOOD: IF YOU DON'T HAVE SYMPTOMS, YOU DON'T NEED ONE.

ACTUALLY THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE- COLORECTAL CANCERS HAVE NO EARLY SIGNS,

WHICH IS WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO STICK TO THE GUIDELINES.

DR. IRMA CRUZ/GASTROENTEROLOGIST

RUNS:

8:10 The majority of people that develop colon cancer are 50 and older. That's why we

start screening at age 50. 7:45 But if there is family history of colon cancer or polyps,

the recommendation is to do it sooner.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

It is an absolute truth that colonoscopy is one of the most successful screenings ever. In

fact, it is the only test that can not only find cancer, but may prevent it from forming.

DR. IRMA CRUZ/GASTROENTEROLOGIST

RUNS:

3:42 We use a flexible tube that has a light and a camera and we're able to see the

lining of the colon and basically we're looking for polyps which are abnormal growths

in the lining. We can remove them and this decreases the chances of getting colon

cancer.

LASTLY- A PARTIAL TRUISM INVOLVING THE DREADED PREP: PATIENTS MUST

TAKE A LAXATIVE TO CLEAR THE COLON- BUT THE AFFECTS ARE SHORT-

LIVED.

DR. IRMA CRUZ/GASTROENTEROLOGIST

RUNS:

7:28: They can eat right after. 3:07 The next day you can go back to your normal

activities.

MAKING THE BENEFITS OF THIS LEAST-LOVED SCREENING FAR OUTWEIGH

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


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


GEORGE CLOONEY IS A STEP CLOSER TO SAYING I DO.

BEYONCE TAKES OVER THE M-T-V AWARDS, AND JUSTIN BIEBER MAKES US SMILE.

HERE IS MARY MUELLER WITH TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


IF YOU STILL THINK YOU HAVE A CHANCE WITH GEORGE CLOONEY.TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

THE ACTOR IS A STEP CLOSER TO SAYING "I DO" TO BRITISH LAYWER

AMAL ALAMUDDIN.

THE TWO RECENTLY GOT THEIR MARRIAGE LICENSE IN LONDON.

HOW DO WE KNOW?

A NOTICE---ANNOUNCING THE COUPLE'S PLAN TO WED--- WAS POSTED PUBLICLY OUTSIDE THE TOWN HALL WHERE THE LICENSE WAS OBTAINED.

THE NOTICE IS A REQUIREMENT IN GREAT BRITAIN.

ANOTHER INTERESTING TIDBIT---THEY PLAN TO TIE THE KNOT IN ITALY.

BEYONCE IS TAKING OVER THE WORLD.WELL NOT REALLY, JUST THE MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS.

THE LEGENDARY SINGER IS NOW SET TO RECEIVE THE MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD----KANYE.WE KNOW YOU APPROVE.

ACCORDING TO MTV, THE AWARD IS GIVEN TO QUOTE.

"EXEMPLARY MUSICIANS WHO HAVE MADE AN INCREDIBLE AND LONG-LASTING IMPACT ON POP CULTURE"

BEYONCE IS ALSO SET TO PERFORM AND IS NOMINATED FOR 8 AWARDS.

JUSTIN BIEBER IS ON THE NEWS AGAIN.THIS TIME, FOR A GOOD REASON.

THE SINGER POSTED THIS SCREENSHOT OF HIM FACE TIMING MALALA--THE PAKISTANI SCHOOLGIRL WHO SURVIVED AN ATTACK BY THE TALIBAN.

BIEBER INSTAGRAMMED.

"JUST GOT TO FACETIME WITH MALALA YOUSAFZAI. SHE HAS SUCH AN INCREDIBLE STORY. I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET HER IN PERSON AND TALK ABOUT HOW I CAN SUPPORT HER AND THE @MALALAFUND. #LOVE"

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


POST IT NOTES BDAY-VO


SOME OF THE OFFICERS AT THE KANSAS CITY, KANSAS POLICE DEPARTMENT CAN BE A COLORFUL BUNCH OF PEOPLE, WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR.

AND A BIRTHDAY PRANK THEY PLAYED IS GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

ON TUESDAY, THEY COVERED AN OFFICER'S POLICE CAR WITH FOUR-THOUSAND STICKY NOTES -- TO MARK HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY.

IT WAS EVEN COLOR-COORDINATED: YELLOW BODY, BLUE DOORS AND PINK TIRES.

OFFICER STUART LITTLEFIELD TOOK IT ALL IN STRIDE. Return to index of stories...


POST IT NOTES BDAY-SOTVO


They got me good this time. They got me good this time. This was supposed to be a low-key birthday. When you're 50, you don't want anyone to know about it. and that kind of blew up in my face.

OFFICER LITTLEFIELD SAYS ONCE HE FIGURES OUT WHICH EXACT OFFICERS WERE INVOLVED, HE'LL GET EVEN WITH A PRACTICAL JOKE OF HIS OWN. Return to index of stories...


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BEHIND BARS, AND STAYING THERE.

NBC-2 SHOWS YOU THE WOMAN WHO WAS RUNNING A DAY CARE WHILE BEING WANTED BY POLICE.

AND WE HEAR FROM THE PARENTS, WHO LEARNED THE TRUTH BEHIND THEIR CHILDRENS' CARETAKER.

"i eat a lot of kale and quinoa. granola. yogurt. carrots."

SOUNDS LIKE A HEALTHY DIET RIGHT?

BUT NBC-2 IS LEARNING SOME OF THE BEST FOODS FOR YOU. CAN ACTUALLY HARM ONE PARTICULAR PART OF YOUR BODY.

WE'LL BREAK IT DOWN FOR YOU.

PLUS -- THEY'RE THE ULTIMATE TEACHING TOOL.

RIGHT NOW MANY PARENTS ARE DISHING OUT A LOT OF MONEY, TO GET THEIR KIDS SCHOOL READY.

BUT ARE LAPTOPS AND TABLETS REALLY WORTH THE PRICE?

N-B-C-2 NEWS AT NOON IS NEXT. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) DAY CARE ARREST-TRX VO


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NOON TZB) GOOD FOOD BAD TEETH-TRX SOTVO


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NOON TZC) BACK TO SCHOOL TECH-TRX VOTOPS


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