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HL1) ROBIN WILLIAMS DEATH-TRX-SOTVO ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE-PKG
HL2) TAMMY HALL-TRX-VO TEASE THREE-TRX
HL3) WEATHER-WX-TRX TZ3A) STL TEEN SHOT-VOTOPS
TAMMY HALL RELEASE DAY-TRX OC MAP TZ3B) PROPOSED 711-VOTOPS
TAMMY HALL RELEASE DAY-TC MON NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
TAMMY HALL RELEASE DAY-VO TS1) ROBIN WILLIAMS-TRIP ANIBOX
TAMMY HALL RELEASE DAY-TC MON TS2) TAMMY HALL-TRIP ANIBOX
ROBIN WILLIAMS DEATH-SOTVO OC CG TS3) EAST NAPLES FATAL-TRIP ANIBOX
ROBIN WILLIAMS DEATH-PLASMA INTRO STL TEEN SHOT-TC MON
ROBIN WILLIAMS DEATH-PKG STL TEEN SHOT-PKG
ROBIN WILLIAMS DEATH-2 SHOT FSS NEW RACHEL DAVIS VIDEO-VOWIPE
EAST NAPLES FATAL-OC SS VO RACHEL DAVIS SEARCH VIDEO-VOTOPS
LEHIGH WOMAN CONNED-TRX-VO PROPOSED 7 ELEVEN-TRX-VO
LEHIGH WOMAN CONNED-SOTVO PROPOSED 7 ELEVEN-SOTVO
FIRE ASSESSMENT FEE-TRX-VO BACK TO SCHOOL-SOTVO
FIRE ASSESSMENT FEE-SOTVO BACK TO SCHOOL-SOTVO
CIRCLE K ROBBERY-VOTOPS BARNEYS STOP AND FRISK-INTRO
FM LANE CLOSURES-TRX-VO BARNEYS STOP AND FRISK-PKG
US AND IRAQ-TRX-VO ORLANDO FLIGHTS-OTS
US AND IRAQ-SOTVO BUYING CHAQUITA-TRX OC VO
EBOLA LATEST-OC-VIDBOX TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
DETROIT FLOODING-TRX-VOTOPS TZ4A) DIAPER CHANGE-SOTVO
THE FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-TRX-SS-VO WEATHER TEASE-STC
THE FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-SOTVO WHIRLWIND PLANE LOVE STORY-ON CAM
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WHIRLWIND PLANE LOVE STORY-PKG
TZ1) AIRPLANE LASER-VOTOPS-TRX WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
TZ1B) DENIM DANGER-VOTOPS WEATHER-WX WALL
WEATHER-STC KICKED OUT FOR CHANGING DIAPER-ON CAM
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP KICKED OUT FOR CHANGING DIAPER-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL NAZI SYMPOL ON MCCHICKEN-VO
HURRICANE CHARLEY SPECIAL-OC-VO-SS NAZI SYMPOL ON MCCHICKEN-SOTVO
BUSH AND SCOTT IN SWFL-OC TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
AIRPLANE LASER ARREST-SOTVO TZ5A) DANCING COP-VO
AIRPLANE LASER ARREST-SOTVO stl
CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION-TRX-SOTVO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION-SOTVO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
DAYCARE WORKERS FOLO-OTS-VO SCHOOL SUPPLY COST-VO
DAYCARE WORKERS FOLO-SOTVO STORE BRAND VS GENERIC-VO
STOLEN PANTIES ARREST-SS DANCING KC COP-SOTVO
FL REDISTRICTING-OTS DANCING KC COP-SOTVO
BUILDING COLLAPSE-OC VO KIM K PUBLISHED BOOK-VO
NASCAR SAFETY CHANGES-TRX-VO NEW AT NOON TEASE-TRX
DENIM IN DANGER-VO NOON TZA) TAMMY HALL-VOTOPS
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT NOON TZB) WATER HYDRO DEATH-SOTVOTOPS
TZ2A) ICE BUCKET-SOTVO NOON TZC) WORK WINDOW DESK-VOTOPS
ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE-ON CAM CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


HL1) ROBIN WILLIAMS DEATH-TRX-SOTVO


good morning vietnam!

HE MADE US LAUGH.

HE MADE US CRY.

THE TRAGIC LOSS OF HOLLYWOOD LEGEND AND CHERISHED COMEDIAN ROBIN WILLIAMS.

THIS MORNING WE TAKE A LOOK AT BACK AT HIS LIFE AND CAREER OF COMEDY. Return to index of stories...


HL2) TAMMY HALL-TRX-VO


AND FORMER COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL IS A FREE WOMAN THIS MORNING.

BUT HER PUNISHMENT IS FAR FROM OVER.

SO WHAT'S NEXT FOR HER?

NBC-2 LAYS IT ALL OUT FOR YOU. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WEATHER-WX-TRX


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TAMMY HALL RELEASE DAY-TRX OC MAP


BREAKING NEWS AT 11:00

FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL IS OUT OF PRISION.

SHE WAS RELEASED AT 8-45 THIS MORNING.

HALL SERVED SIX MONTHS AT COLEMAN PRISON, WHICH IS A MEDIUM SECURITY FACILITY OUTSIDE OF ORLANDO.

SHE WAS SENT THERE FOR USING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN CAMPAIGN MONEY FOR PERSONAL REASONS.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SIELER NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH THIS DEVELOPING STORY - LUCAS? Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL RELEASE DAY-TC MON


INVESTIGATORS CAUGHT HER USING NEARLY 34,000 DOLLARS OF CAMPAIGN MONEY FOR SHOPPING SPREES AND PAYING OFF A MORTGAGE - PROSECUTORS ENDED UP CONVICTING HER OF WIRE FRAUD.

NOW, WE'RE HEARING SHE MAY BE HEADING TO FORT MYERS RIGHT NOW TO STAY WITH FRIENDS. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL RELEASE DAY-VO


HALL ADMITTED TO ELECTRONICALLY TRANSFERRING MONEY FROM HER CAMPAIGN BANK ACCOUNT TO HER OWN PERSONAL ACCOUNT BETWEEN 2009 AND 2010 - THEN SHE'D WRITE CHECKS FOR HERSELF OR USE THE MONEY TO SHOP AT SAKS OR NORDSTROM.

THE FBI DISCOVERED SHE WAS DOING THIS IN 2010 WHEN SHE WAS RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION TO REPRESENT CAPE CORAL - SHE FAILED TO DISCLOSE TO THE STATE SHE WAS DOING SO.

EVEN THOUGH HALL JUST WALKED OUT OF PRISON, SHE'S BEEN ORDERED TO 90 DAYS HOME CONFINEMENT AND MUST SERVE 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL RELEASE DAY-TC MON


AS PART OF HER SENTENCING, SHE WAS ALSO ORDERED TO PAY BACK THAT NEARLY 34,000 DOLLARS SHE TOOK FROM HER CAMPAIGN FUND FROM PEOPLE WHO DONATED TO HER - SHE PAID THAT BACK IN MARCH.

STAY WITH NBC-2 AS WE CONTINUE FOLLOWING THIS STORY TODAY - LIVE IN THE STUDIO, LS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


ROBIN WILLIAMS DEATH-SOTVO OC CG


miss miller. Your water's boiling.

helloooo!

THE WORLD LOSES A BELOVED ACTOR AND COMEDIAN.

FANS ARE *STILL SHOCKED THIS MORNING AFTER HEARING ABOUT THE DEATH OF ROBIN WILLIAMS LAST NIGHT.

OFFICIALS SAY THEY FOUND WILLIAMS DEAD IN HIS CALIFRONIA HOME MONDAY.

A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION SHOWS THE CAUSE OF DEATH IS SUICIDE.

WILLIAMS HAD BEEN BATTLING SEVERE DEPRESSION AND WAS RELEASED FROM DRUG REHAB EARLIER THIS SUMMER.

WILLIAMS' WIFE RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING, "IT IS OUR HOPE THE FOCUS WILL NOT BE ON ROBIN'S DEATH, BUT ON THE COUNTLESS MOMENTS OF JOY AND LAUGHTER HE GAVE TO MILLIONS." Return to index of stories...


ROBIN WILLIAMS DEATH-PLASMA INTRO


THE TRIBUTES FOR ROBIN WILLIAMS HAVE BEEN ROLLING IN ALL NIGHT.

CELEBRITIES AND FANS GATHERING TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS.

OVERNIGHT HUNDREDS OF ONLOOKERS STOPPING BY WILLIAMS STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME. LEAVING PERSONAL NOTES AND FLOWERS. EAGER FOR A CHANCE TO SAY *THEIR GOODBYES TO A LEGEND.

NICHELLE TURNER TAKES A LOOK BACK AT HIS LIFE. Return to index of stories...


ROBIN WILLIAMS DEATH-PKG


HIS HIGH OCTAINE BRAND OF COMEDY WAS HIS TRADEMARK PUBLIC PERSONA, BUT ROBIN WILLIAMS PROVED HIMSELF AN OSCAR WINNER WITH A STRONG PHILANTHROPIC SIDE. BORN IN 1951 IT WAS IN HIS 20'S WHEN WILLIAMS WAS UNLEASHED -- FIRST AS AN AMERICAN TV-STAR. -- Mindy run for your life the emotions are coming AS MORK FROM THE PLANET ORK IN "MORK AND MINDY", WILLIAMS BECAME A HOUSEHOLD NAME. WHEN THE SERIES ENDED AFTER A FOUR YEAR RUN IN 1982, HE SHOWED HE COULD DO MORE THAN MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH. THE JULIARD-SCHOOLED ACTOR UNVEILED HIS DRAMATIC SIDE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1982'S" THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP" sot/williams I was trained as an actor it's not like they had to medicate me! THAT SERIOUS SIDE EARNED HIM OSCAR NOMINATIONS FOR "THE FISHER KING" good moooornning vietnam. "GOOD MORNING VIETNAM", AND "DEAD POETS SOCIETY". sot/Williams it's an oscar dude!!! HE FINALLY WON HIS ONLY OSCAR STATUE IN 1998 FOR "GOOD WILL HUNTING" sot/Williams This is the one, the other times were just foreplay./ it's just an honor BUT WILLIAMS NEVER STOPPED BEING FUNNY EVEN WHEN THE TOPICS SEEMED SERIOUS. HE HELPED LAUNCH AND CO-HOSTED 8 TELETHONS OVER 20 YEARS TO HELP THE HOMELESS. nats "COMIC RELIEF" RAISED MORE THAN 50 MILLION DOLLARS. AND EVEN WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT HIS BATTLES WITH DRUGS AND ALCOHOL HE TALKED ABOUT IT WITH HUMOR. WILLIAMS: Yes, I was an alcoholic, a drunk. KING: You were a drunk? WILLIAMS: Well, that's nice of you to say that.IN 2009, WILLIAMS WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL WITH HEART PROBLEMS, FORCED TO TEMPORARILY CANCEL HIS ONE-MAN SHOW TO UNDERGO SURGERY. HE TALKED ABOUT HIS RECOVERY ON THE ELLEN SHOW: Were the weird thing: with guys especially you get this men, we armor up like a dude! I a dude!You have a heart surgery, and literally, they open you up. They crack the box. And you get really vulnerable, like kitten! and you get very emotional about everything, but I think that a wonderful thing. It really opens you up to everything. AND WITH A NEW LEASE ON LIFE, WILLIAMS QUICKLY SPRANG BACK TO ACTION. IN 2011, HE MADE HIS BROADWAY ACTING DEBUTTARRING IN RAJIV JOSEPH BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO. stills Getty images THAT SAME YEAR HE WOULD MARRY HIS THIRD WIFE, GRAPHIC DESIGNER SUSAN SCHNEIDER. VO The Crazy Ones/CBS IN 2013, WILLIAMS WOULD RETURN TO THE SMALL SCREEN -- STARRING IN THE CBS SITCOM THE CRAZY ONES, WHERE HE WOULD RE-UNITE WITH HIS OLD FRIEND, PAM DAWBER BETTER KNOWN AS MINDY Return to index of stories...


ROBIN WILLIAMS DEATH-2 SHOT FSS


SOCIAL MEDIA HAS LIT UP SINCE THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF ROBIN WILLIAM'S DEATH.

MANY STARS ARE USING TWITTER TO OFFER CONDOLENCES AND REMEMBER THE OSCAR-WINNING ACTOR.

COMEDIAN KATHY GRIFFIN POSTED THIS PHOTO.

"I MET THIS SWEET, GENEROUS & BRILLIANT MAN ROBIN WILLIAMS IN 19-91. HERE WE ARE WITH HIS IDOL JONATHAN WINTERS."

ACTOR AND COMEDIAN STEVE MARTIN POSTED.

"I COULD NOT BE MORE STUNNED BY THE LOSS OF ROBIN WILLIAMS, MENSCH, GREAT TALENT, ACTING PARTNER, GENUINE SOUL."

AND PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.

"ROBIN WILLIAMS WAS AN AIRMAN, A DOCTOR, A GENIE, A NANNY. AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. BUT HE WAS ONE OF A KIND."

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT PEOPLE ARE REALLY DEALING WITH.

ROBIN WILLIAMS WAS 63 YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


EAST NAPLES FATAL-OC SS VO


NBC-2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT THE NAME OF A PERSON KILLED IN A CRASH LAST NIGHT IN EAST NAPLES.

WE KNOW THE VICTIM IS A MAN.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE WAS DRIVING ON HAWAII BOULEVARD APPROACHING RATTLESNAKE HAMMOCK ROAD WHEN HE TRIED TO MAKE A LEFT AND DROVE INTO ANOTHER CAR'S PATH.

HIS CAR WAS THEN STRUCK BY A SECOND VEHICLE.

ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS ---

16-YEAR-OLD LAURA POSSO OF NAPLES, AND AN UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE PASSENGER HAD MINOR INJURIES.

THE CRASH SHUTDOWN PARTS OF RATTLESNAKE HAMMOCK ROAD FOR ABOUT THREE HOURS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH WOMAN CONNED-TRX-VO


TWO MEN POSING AS PAINTERS. ROB A WOMAN AT GUNPOINT INSIDE HER LEHIGH ACRES HOME.

IT HAPPENED FRIDAY AFTERNOON NEAR ELVA AVENUE.

BERNICE BATTLE SAYS SHE AND HER HUSBAND HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THEIR HOME FOR THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

SO, EVEN THOUGH THE VISIT WAS UNEXPECTED. SHE SAYS SHE INVITED THE PAINTERS INSIDE.

BUT QUICKLY REALIZED, THEY WEREN'T THERE TO PAINT.

THE TWO MEN SHOWED HER A GUN AND BEGAN SEARCHING THE HOUSE. ASKING WHERE THE SAFE WAS.

BATTLE TOLD THEM SHE DIDN'T HAVE A SAFE.

AFTER 25 MINUTES, THE MEN LEFT. TAKING A FEW ITEMS OF JEWELERY. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH WOMAN CONNED-SOTVO


They wanted to know where was the safe in the house and I told him

that there wasn't a safe here. And I stood up and he asked me to sit

back down and then he pulled his shirt up and showed me his gun.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION, YOU'RE ASKED TO CONTACT AUTHORITIES. Return to index of stories...


FIRE ASSESSMENT FEE-TRX-VO


YOUR FIRE SERVICE BILL MAY BE GOING UP.

THIS TIME FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE CITY OF FORT MYERS.

CITY COUNCIL IS PROPOSING A FIRE ASSESSMENT FEE.

THIS MEANS TAXPAYERS MAY DISH OUT AN EXTRA 130-DOLLARS A YEAR FOR FIRE SERVICE.

AND NO LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS.

IF IT'S APPROVED, HOMEOWNERS WILL PAY THAT ON TOP OF THE FIRE FEE ALREADY COMING OUT OF PROPERTY TAXES.

CITY LEADERS ARE MIXED ABOUT THIS PROPOSAL.

BUT AT LEAST ONE HOMEOWNER GIVES IT A THUMBS UP. Return to index of stories...


FIRE ASSESSMENT FEE-SOTVO


"I don't see anything wrong with it. I don't think the taxes are

prohibitive here anyway. If it help the fire department stay active

and keep up to date, then I'm for that."

21 JOBS ARE ON THE LINE.

THAT'S BECAUSE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS LOSING FEDERAL MONEY.

CITY LEADERS SAY THE PROPOSED ASSESSMENT FEE WILL *NOT SAVE THOSE JOBS.

MONEY FROM THE ASSESSMENT FEE IS GOING INTO THE FIRE BUDGET.

AND WHAT'S LEFTOVER IS GOING INTO THE CITY'S GENERAL FUND. Return to index of stories...


CIRCLE K ROBBERY-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SCREEN.

FORT MYERS POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THESE THREE MEN WEARING MASKS.

THEY WERE CARRYING GUNS WHEN THEY STORMED THE CIRCLE K AT EVANS AND WINKLER AVENUE.

THEY FORCED THE CLERK TO THE GROUND. AND RAIDED THE REGISTER.

A NEWSPAPER CARRIER SAW EVERYTHING AND SPED AWAY.

BUT THE ROBBERS CHASED HIM AND BEGAN SHOOTING.

HE WAS SHOT AND IS IN STABLE CONDITION.

THE ROBBERS ARE STILL ON THE LOOSE. Return to index of stories...


FM LANE CLOSURES-TRX-VO


JUST A HEAD'S UP FOR THE NEXT MONTH YOU CAN EXPECT LANE CLOSURES FROM 9 A-M TO 4 P-M ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD AND FOWLER STREET.

CREWS ARE WORKING TO BUILD THE NEW WAWA GAS STATION HERE IN FORT MYERS.

THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE DONE SEPTEMBER 15TH. Return to index of stories...


US AND IRAQ-TRX-VO


IRAQ'S POLITICAL LEADERS NOW IN A BATTLE OF THEIR OWN. AS THE COUNTRY'S CITIZENS FEAR FOR THEIR LIVES.

THIS MORNING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SAYS IRAQ'S GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO BRING THAT COUNTRY TOGETHER. AND IT'S MOVING IN THAT DIRECTION BUT IT WILL BE A LONG, HARD FIGHT.

POLITICAL TURMOIL CONTINUES TO FUEL ISIS TERRORISTS. BENT ON ELIMINATING THE RELIGIOUS MINORITY.

THE IRAQI PRIME MINISTER REFUSES TO STEP ASIDE. EVEN THOUGH THE COUNTRY'S NEW PRESIDENT HAS ALREADY NAMED A REPLACEMENT.

RIGHT NOW THOUSANDS OF YAZIDI CHRISTIANS ARE ON SUNJAR MOUNTAIN STARVING AND TERRIFIED. Return to index of stories...


US AND IRAQ-SOTVO


"If we go back they will kill us. And our men- they will slaughter them because just because we are Christians."

YESTERDAY THE U-S LAUNCHED FOUR AIR STRIKES IN FOUR HOURS.

THOSE TARGETED ATTACKS MAY NOT BE ENOUGH.

THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER IS FIGHTING TO KEEP HIS POST. CLAIMING IRAQ'S NEW PRESDIENT IS VIOLATING THE CONSTITUTION BY FORMING A NEW GOVERNMENT WITHOUT HIS PERMISSION. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA LATEST-OC-VIDBOX


NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING AS WE TRACK THE EBOLA OUTBREAK IN WEST AFRICA.

A SPANISH MISSIONARY DOCTOR INFECTED WITH EBOLA HAS DIED.

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SAYS THE DEATH TOLL HAS NOW PASSED 1-THOUSAND.

THE U-N HEALTH AGENCY SAYS THE OUTBREAK HAS HIT GUINEA, LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE AND POSSIBLY NIGERIA.

MEANWHILE, LIBERIAN DOCTORS ARE SET TO RECIEVE THE EXPERIMENTAL EBOLA DRUG.

IT WAS UNCLEAR HOW MUCH OF THE TREATMENT WOULD BE SENT BUT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS CAUTIONED THAT THE COMPANY HAD ONLY A LIMITED SUPPLY.

SO FAR, TWO AMERICANS AND THE SPANIARD WHO DIED HAVE RECEIVED THE DRUG. Return to index of stories...


DETROIT FLOODING-TRX-VOTOPS


CHECK THIS OUT!

THE DAILY RAINFALL RECORD FOR DETROIT HAS BEEN SHATTERED!

THIS IS ONE OF THE HEAVIEST SINGLE RAINFALL TOTALS IN DETROIT'S HISTORY.

TORRENTIAL RAIN PUT SEVERAL STREETS UNDER FEET OF WATER.

A STORM DUMPED MORE THAN 5 INCHES OF RAIN.

MICHIGAN STATE POLICE URGED DRIVERS TO STAY OFF THE METRO DETROIT FREEWAY SYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


THE FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-TRX-SS-VO


A YEAR AGO TODAY WE MET ZAC REYNA. THE LA BELLE BOY WHO PAST AWAY FROM A BRAIN EATING AMEOBA.

WE INTERVIEWED ZAC'S BROTHER. WHO INTRODUCED ZAC TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND THE WORLD.

DURING HIS FIGHT HE CAPTURED HEARTS AND PRAYERS. AND A YEAR LATER HE IS STILL IMPACTING HIS COMMUNITY.

THIS MORNING. WE WENT TO ZACS FRIENDSHIP HOUSE. A CHARITY CREATED IN ZAC'S NAME.

ITS A PLACE WHERE KIDS IN GRADES 6 THROUGH 8 CAN GO AFTER SCHOOL TO GET TUTORED, MENTORED, AND PLAY.

ZAC'S PARENTS' MOTTO IS: "WE TRY TO GIVE KIDS WHAT WE GAVE ZAC, A LOVING PLACE." Return to index of stories...


THE FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-SOTVO


First motivation is love. I feel like Jessie and ms. Betsy they poured so much into their kids. And now that Zac is gone they've extended their family to all of these kids.

HERE ​'​S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ENROLLING YOUR CHILD. THE PROGRAM WILL START THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.

ITS IN LA BELLE.

AND IT RUNS FROM 2 TO 6:30

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW MUCH IT COSTS AND THE ADDRESS. GO TO OUR WEBSITE NBC-2.COM Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON NBC-2.

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT!

WHY A FORT MYERS TEEN *ADMITS* TO SHINING A LASER AT PLANES AND HELICOPTERS.

YOU'LL HEAR HIS EXCUSE!

PLUS --

IS DENIM IN DANGER?

NBC-2 EXPLAINS WHY JEANS MAY BE SUFFERING FROM THE BLUES. Return to index of stories...


TZ1) AIRPLANE LASER-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1B) DENIM DANGER-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


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

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

WARM TODAY WITH ISOLATED RAIN CHANCES

Warm and humid conditions are expected on Tuesday afternoon.

Temperatures will be near 90 by the noon hour and continue into the lower 90s with heat index values reaching into the lower 100s this afternoon.

There will be plenty of sunshine through the morning with a few more clouds building in as we go through the afternoon. Winds will again be coming onshore.

As far as rain chances, they remain low today. There could be just a stray shower to wash ashore late this morning. Then there will be a couple of isolated storms, mainly inland, this afternoon.

Wednesday will likely have a chance for a shower in the first half of the day, mainly along the coastline. By the afternoon our rain prospects again move inland east of the interstate.

TROPICAL UPDATE

A tropical wave can be seen on satellite imagery off the western coast of Africa.

The unorganized collection of showers and thunderstorms is showing no signs of immediate development.

According to National Hurricane Center meteorologists, the disturbance has a 0% chance of cyclone development in the next two days.

Forecast model data places the tropical wave moving westward at 15 to 20 mph through Monday.

Over the open Atlantic, model forecast data diverges. Some data suggests the disturbance will curl more toward the north in the Atlantic while other models hold it moving due west toward the Caribbean.

It is too early to determine if the tropical wave will be able to hold together over the Atlantic Ocean or if it will pose any impact on our weather in Southwest Florida.

We will be tracking it on air and online to keep you updated. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE CHARLEY SPECIAL-OC-VO-SS


IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT NEARLY TEN YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE HURRICANE CHARLEY SLAMMED INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT WAS FRIDAY, AUGUST 13TH, 2004. THE CATEGORY 4 STORM CAME ASHORE -- LEAVING INCREDIBLE DESTRUCTION ACROSS CHARLOTTE AND DESOTO COUNTIES.

THIS WEEK, NBC2 IS REMEMBERING THE DEVASTATION AND TALKING WITH THE PEOPLE WHO SURVIVED.

OUR ENCORE PRESENTATION OF THE *5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY. AIRS AT 3 O'CLOCK TOMORROW.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US AS WE MARK ONE DECADE AFTER THE STORM AND CELEBRATE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


BUSH AND SCOTT IN SWFL-OC


FLORIDA AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER ADAM PUTNAM AND FORMER FLORIDA GOV. JEB BUSH WILL VISIT A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY ON THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE CHARLEY.

PUTNAM AND BUSH WILL MEET WITH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND THE ENTERPRISE CHARLOTTE COUNTY ECONOMIC COUNCIL. Return to index of stories...


AIRPLANE LASER ARREST-SOTVO


A TEENAGER *ADMITS* HE POINTED A LASER AT A COMMERCIAL JET AND LEE COUNTY SHERRIF'S OFFICE HELICOPTER.

42:31 "I was playing with the laser."

17-YEAR-OLD DANIEL CASTILLO SHINED THE BRIGHT LASER AS A PILOT TRIED TO LAND AT R-S-W.

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CALLED DEPUTIES.

THEY SENT UP THEIR HELICOPTER TO FIND HIM.

THAT'S WHEN CASTILLO POINTED THE LASER AT THEM.

DEPUTIES FOUND CASTILLO AND ARRESTED HIM.

CASTILLO'S UNCLE SAYS HIS NEPHEW RECENTLY MOVED HERE FROM CUBA, SPEAKS LITTLE ENGLISH AND DIDN'T REALIZE WHAT HE WAS DOING WAS A FEDERAL CRIME. Return to index of stories...


AIRPLANE LASER ARREST-SOTVO


49:43 -:49

"Not like it was intentional to hurt someone, he didn't know the consequence."

SHINING A LASER AT A PLANE IS *VERY* DANGEROUS.

A PILOT WITH L-C-S-O SAYS LASERS ARE TEMPORARILY BLINDING - MEANING PILOTS CAN'T SEE FOR FIVE OR 10 SECONDS.

ENOUGH TIME TO POTENTIALLY CAUSE A CRASH.

THIS IS A FEDERAL CRIME PUNISHABLE BY UP TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON AND MAJOR FINES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION-TRX-SOTVO


A FORT MYERS GRANDMOTHER IS FIGHTING TO KEEP ALL LEE COUNTY PARKS SAFE AFTER LAST MONTH'S DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

27:49

it's gonna save lives, it's going to save lives:53

ERLEENE SANDERS WANTS TO GET ALL OF LEE COUNTY USING THE WEATHER BUG LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEM.

SHE WAS ALREADY SUCCESSFUL IN BRINGING IT TO FORT MYERS CITY PARKS LAST YEAR.

SHE GOT THE CONVERSATION STARTED IN CAPE CORAL. BRINGING ALONG WEATHER BUG REPRESENTATIVES TO EXPLAIN HOW THEIR SYSTEM DETECTS LIGHTNING *BEFORE IT STRIKES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION-SOTVO


you have the ability to warn people when that energy is building, when that cloud is going to produce something, and give people more time to get to a safe structure

SO FAR IT'S NOT ON ANY CAPE CORAL CITY COUNCIL AGENDAS. AND THEY HAVEN'T STARTED CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST.

OVER ON FORT MYERS BEACH. SANDERS IS MEETING WITH CITY LEADERS AGAIN WEDNESDAY.

A VOTE THERE COULD HAPPEN AS SOON AS SEPTEMBER. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE WORKERS FOLO-OTS-VO


NEW ACCUSATIONS AGAINST A CONVICTED FELON WHO RAN A FORT MYERS DAYCARE.

EMPLOYEES AT DANIELS ACADEMY SAY CHRISTINA PERERA ACTED STRANGELY AND CREATED A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT.

THE DAYCARE WORKERS ALSO TOLD US - THEY HAVE YET TO GET THEIR PAYCHECK.

IT'S MONEY THEY DON'T EXPECT TO SEE. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE WORKERS FOLO-SOTVO


Diamond Wall/Daycare Worker / 02:15:24 This was supposed to be our pay period this week and now this happened. I don't think any of us are going to get paid. 02:15:29

ATTORNEYS SAY THE DAY CARE WORKERS HAVE FEW OPTIONS SINCE PERERA IS BEHIND BARS AND LIKELY HAS NO MONEY.

THE WORKERS MAY BE ABLE TO TAKE THE MATTER TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN PANTIES ARREST-SS


A LEE COUNTY WOMAN SAYS SHE CAME HOME AND FOUND A MAN IN HER APARTMENT. EATING FRUIT. WITH HER DAUGHTER'S UNDERWEAR IN HIS POCKET.

DEPUTIES SAY ANDRES CRUZ BROKE INTO HIS NEIGHBOR'S APARTMENT LAST WEEK IN FORT MYERS SHORES.

WHEN THE WOMAN CONFRONTED HIM. HE DROPPED THE UNDERWEAR AND RAN.

BUT DEPUTIES TRACKED HIM DOWN. Return to index of stories...


FL REDISTRICTING-OTS


LAWMAKERS IN TALLAHASEE APPROVE A NEW MAP FOR FLORIDA'S CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS.

THIS COMES AFTER A JUDGE RULED THE FORMER DISTRICTS WERE DRAWN ILLEGALLY TO BENEFIT REPUBLICANS.

THE NEW MAP ALTERS SEVEN OF THE STATE'S 27 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS.

A JUDGE WILL NOW DECIDE IF THIS MAP WILL BE USED IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


BUILDING COLLAPSE-OC VO


3 PEOPLE ARE DEAD. AFTER A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN THAILAND COLLAPSED.

TAKE A LOOK.

THE UNFINISHED SIX-STORY BUILDING NEAR BANGKOK WAS GOING TO BE APARTMENTS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS.

ABOUT 30 CONSTRUCTION WORKERS WERE IN THE AREA AT THE TIME.

SOME WERE INJURED AND HOSPITALIZED.

AND OTHERS REPORTEDLY COULD BE STILL TRAPPED UNDER THE DEBRIS.

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


NASCAR SAFETY CHANGES-TRX-VO


NASCAR IS CONSIDERING RULE CHANGES.

THIS COMES IN THE WAKE OF KEVIN WARD JUNIOR'S DEATH.

TODAY NASCAR WILL LIKELY DISCUSS RULES THAT KEEP DRIVERS IN THEIR CARS UNDER CAUTION UNTIL SAFETY PERSONNEL ARRIVE.

SUNDAY'S DEADLY MOMENT ON THE TRACK HAPPENED DURING A SPRINT CAR RACE.

NASCAR SPOKESMAN KERRY THARP SAYS THAT NASCAR IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO BECOME BETTER AND WILL LOOK AT THE SITUATION. Return to index of stories...


DENIM IN DANGER-VO


IS DENIM IN DANGER OF GOING OUT OF STYLE?!

IN THE U-S --

JEAN SALES DROPPED 6-PERCENT LAST YEAR.

EVEN LEVI STRAUSS IS STRUGGLING.

IT'S PROFITS ARE FALLING.

THE COMPANY'S CUTTING JOBS.

WHEN IT COMES TO CASUALWEAR --

TODAY IT'S ALL ABOUT COMFORT.

RETAIL EXPERTS SAY -- TEENS ARE TURNING TO LEGGINGS INSTEAD OF JEANS -

AND MOMS ARE SPORTING THEIR YOGA WEAR -- ALL DAY LONG. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF SOMETHING CALLED THE "ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE"

i am calling out brian williams

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY IT'S CATCHING FIRE AND THE REASON BEHIND IT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) ICE BUCKET-SOTVO


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ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE-ON CAM


THERE'S A VERY GOOD REASON PEOPLE ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS SUMMER ARE CHALLENGING EACH OTHER TO DUMP BUCKETS OF ICE WATER OVER THEIR HEADS, AND THEY'RE DOING IT ON CAMERA.

IT'S ALL TO RAISE MONEY TO FIGHT A-L-S, WHICH IS COMMONLY KNOWN AS LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE.

AND THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE WAS STARTED BY A MAN IN THE THICK OF THE FIGHT.

N-B-C'S KEVIN TIBBLES REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE-PKG


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FOR ALL YOU FOLKS WITH A BUCKET LIST OUT THERE.

HOW ABOUT.ADDING SOME ICE?!!

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THE RUSH OF COLD WATER MAY SHOCK THE SYSTEM.

BUT THOSE BATTLING ALS, COMMONLY KNOWN AS LOU GHERIG'S DISEASE, HOPE IT JOLTS AMERICA INTO ACTION.**THIS NEEDS TO GO IN THE INTRO**

WHAT IS THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE?

EITHER WRITE A CHECK TO THE ALS ASSOCIATION.

OR ENDURE THE ICE DUMP.

MY SUGGESTION?DO BOTH!

THIS CHALLENGE COMES FROM 29 YR OLD PETE FRATES.A FORMER BOSTON COLLEGE BASEBALL STAR. WHO SINCE 2012.HAS BATTLED THE TERMINAL DISEASE THAT DESTROYS THE BODY'S MOTOR FUNCTIONS.

FRATES AND WIFE JULIE. ARE EXPECTING THEIR FIRST CHILD NEXT MONTH.

wife: ALS is all we talk about really. But to see other people talk about its like mind blowing. Its like all these people all of a sudden are paying attention to you know, something so so important to us.

FRATES' MOM AND DAD TOOK THE CHALLENGE WITH DOZENS OF OTHERS IN BOSTON.

dunks.

AND THE BIG CHILL IS SPREADING.ON LINE.

MARTHA STEWART DID THE BRAIN FREEZE.

AS DID TORREY SMITH OF THE BALTIMORE RAVENS.

AND GOLFER MICHELLE WEI.

THE UMASS MED SCHOOL PICKED IT UP.

SO DID THE MASCOTS OF THE BOSTON CELTICS AND BRUINS.

AND THE KENNEDY CLAN. INCLUDING ETHEL KENNEDY. WHO CHALLENGES PRESIDENT OBAMA TO TAKE THE PLUNGE.

WHEN SAVANNAH GUTHRIE DOUSED MATT LAUER ON 'TODAY'. HE HAD A CHALLENGE TOO.

08;19;43 ML: Is my hair messed up? Alright, so now, I am calling out Brian Williams

ABOUT THAT CHALLENGE? WE'RE TOLD. STAY TUNED AMERICA.

which.brings us to.yours truly. who challenges everyone to raise their awareness.of als.and challenge someone else?

15;03:05 MOTHER: dump the bucket of ice over your head, google ALS, learn about it. Have 2 friends learn about it because we know awareness will lead to funding.

RESULTS.ARE POURING IN.

THE ALS ASSOCIATION HAS RAISED 1.35 MILLION DOLLARS IN THE SAME TWO WEEK PERIOD WHERE IT ONLY RAISED 22 THOUSAND LAST YEAR.

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FROM A BUCKET AND A BAG OF ICE. THE MOMENTUM GROWS. TO FIND A CURE.

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TEASE THREE-TRX


WHAT REALLY HAPPENED ON THE STREETS OF FERGUSON MISSOURI?

AN UNARMED TEEN DIED FROM AN OFFICER'S BULLET.

WE TAKE YOU TO THE ST. LOUIS SUBURB WHERE VIOLENCE FLARED AGAIN LAST NIGHT.

PLUS A POSSIBLE BUILDING OF A CONVENIENCE STORE IN FORT MYERS HAS SOME RESIDENTS ON EDGE.

WHY THEY THINK IT WILL OPEN THE DOOR TO MORE CRIME IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) STL TEEN SHOT-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) PROPOSED 711-VOTOPS


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) ROBIN WILLIAMS-TRIP ANIBOX


GOOD MORNING IM CHAD OLIVER.

THE WORLD MOURNS THE LOSS OF OSCAR WINNING ACTOR AND COMEDIAN ROBIN WILLIAMS.

TODAY FLOWERS AND TRIBUTES ARE DECORATING HIS STAR ON THE WALK OF FAME IN HOLLYWOOD.

THE ACTOR WAS FOUND MONDAY IN HIS HOME UNCONSCIOUS AND NOT BREATHING.

HE WAS 63 YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


TS2) TAMMY HALL-TRIP ANIBOX


FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL IS OUT OF PRISION.

HALL NOW HAS 90-DAYS OF HOUSE ARREST AND 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE.

SHE ADMITTED TO ILLEGALLY USING MORE THAN THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM HER CAMPAIGN TO PAY HER MORTGAGE AND GO ON SHOPPING SPREES.

HALL STILL HAS TO SERVE 90 DAYS OF HOUSE ARREST-

AND COMPLETE 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


TS3) EAST NAPLES FATAL-TRIP ANIBOX


ONE PERSON IS DEAD AFTER A CAR CRASH IN NAPLES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A MAN WAS DRIVING ON HAWAII BOULEVARD APPROACHING RATTLESNAKE HAMMOCK ROAD WHEN HE TRIED TO MAKE A LEFT TURN AND DROVE RIGHT INTO ANOTHER CAR'S PATH.

HIS CAR WAS THEN STRUCK BY A SECOND VEHICLE.

ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS ---

16-YEAR-OLD LAURA POSSO OF NAPLES, AND AN UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE PASSENGER HAD MINOR INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


STL TEEN SHOT-TC MON


GOOD MORNING IM LISA SPOONER.

VIOLENCE ROCKS A MISSOURI TOWN FOR A SECOND DAY.

NOW FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS HAVE STEPPED IN. AFTER A TEENAGER WAS SHOT BY POLICE.

YON POMRENZE HAS THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


STL TEEN SHOT-PKG


ANOTHER VIOLENT NIGHT IN MISSOURI FOLLOWING SATURDAY'S SHOOTING DEATH OF AN UNARMED BLACK TEENAGER BY POLICE.

FERGUSON POLICE CHIEF THOMAS JACKSON SAYS SHOTS WERE HEARD IN THE AREA AND TEAR GAS WAS USED TO DISPERSE THE CROWD.

SEVERAL ARRESTS WERE MADE, BUT WE HAVE NOT SEEN THE WIDESPREAD LOOTING THAT SHOOK THE COMMUNITY 24 HOURS EARLIER.

MICHAEL BROWN'S PARENTS REJECTED SUGGESTIONS BY POLICE THE TEENAGER WENT AFTER THE OFFICER'S GUN BEFORE BEING FATALLY SHOT.

"Just because my son is a 6'4'' black male walking down a city street does not mean he fit the profile for anything other than just walking down that street, that's all he was doing."

"It's hard. Not seeing him, not talking to him on the phone, him cracking jokes, just playing around being him, you know?"

FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATORS AND THE F-B-I HAVE OPENED INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE SHOOTING.

This is a terrible tragedy. Nobody wanted this to happen but what we want to do is we want to heal, we want to build trust with the community and part of that is to have a transparent, open investigation,

32 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED MONDAY IN CONNECTION WITH SUNDAY NIGHT'S VIOLENCE.

THEY FACE CHARGES OF THEFT, ASSAULT AND BURGLARY. Return to index of stories...


NEW RACHEL DAVIS VIDEO-VOWIPE


NEW VIDEO OF AN ESTERO MOM WHO'S LOST HER KIDS AND TRUST AS A PARENT.

ONLY NBC 2 WAS THERE AS RACHEL DAVIS GOT OUT OF JAIL AFTER STRIKING A PLEA DEAL.

SHE DIDN'T RESPOND WHEN WE TRIED TO TALK TO HER. Return to index of stories...


RACHEL DAVIS SEARCH VIDEO-VOTOPS


DAVIS SAYS SHE WAS SLEEPING WHEN HER TWO TODDLERS DISAPPEARED NEAR THEIR MOBILE HOME IN JUNE.

THE LITTLE BOY WAS IN THE WOODS ALONE FOR 10 HOURS WHEN A SPECIAL SEARCH TEAM FOUND HIM.

AS PART OF THE PLEA DEAL DAVIS WILL SERVE 5-YEARS PROBATION AND ATTEND PARENTING CLASSES.

THE KIDS ARE NOW IN FOSTER CARE. Return to index of stories...


PROPOSED 7 ELEVEN-TRX-VO


A FORMER BANK OF AMERICA IN FORT MYERS COULD BE DEMOLISHED TO MAKE ROOM FOR A 7-ELEVEN.

AND SOME NEIGHBORS AREN'T TOO HAPPY ABOUT IT.

YOU'LL FIND THAT BULDING RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN ON COLLEGE PARKWAY.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE WORRY ABOUT TRAFFIC AND CRIME.

BUT THEY SAY NO ONE'S LISTENING.

A PERMIT TO BUILD THE CONVENIENCE STORE IS WAITING ON APPROVAL. ONCE CONTRACTORS RE-SUBMIT MISSING MATERIALS. Return to index of stories...


PROPOSED 7 ELEVEN-SOTVO


SOT Bonnie Mogle

24:20 - 24:25

"I'd still give up the convenience for the lots lots of traffic up in here."

7-ELEVEN TELLS US THE STORE IS EXPECTED TO BE OPEN NEAR THE END OF THIS YEAR.

THERE WILL BE 11 PARKING SPACES AND SIX PUMP STATIONS. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL-SOTVO


IN JUST A FEW DAYS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA STUDENTS WILL BE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM!

AND WE WANTED TO SHARE A FEW WAYS TO MINIMIZE BACK-TO-SCHOOL STRESS FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN.

Amity Chandler/Lee County Schools

02:39-52 "For parents -- they can log into their parent link accounts and get that real time information for their students whether it's attendance performance assignments and the can communicate directly with their teacher And the teacher can directly communicate with them"

SHE'S TALKING ABOUT THE DISTRICT-WIDE APP. RELEASED AT THE END OF LAST SCHOOL YEAR.

ALL YOUR BACK TO SCHOOL NEEDS ARE LISTED INSIDE THE APP.

COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER WILL ALSO BE EASIER.

ALL NOTIFICATIONS WILL NOW COME THROUGH THE APP.

THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION FOR LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS, HAS A MESSAGE FOR PARENTS. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL-SOTVO


Robert Morgan/Lee County Public Schools Transportaion

58:48-56

Just take their child to their designated bus stop so they know how to get there. And the first day of school instead of taking them to school take them to the bus stops

THE BUS GARAGE ALSO REMINDS PARENTS --

BUSES COULD BE RUNNING LATE THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL.

THAT'S BECAUSE DRIVERS ARE LEARNING THE ROUTES TOO --

AND THE KINKS NEED TO BE WORKED OUT. Return to index of stories...


BARNEYS STOP AND FRISK-INTRO


LUXURY DEPARTMENT STORE CHAIN BARNEYS HAS BEEN HIT WITH A HEFTY FINE AFTER THE NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL FOUND THEY RACIALLY PROFILED SHOPPERS.

MARIO DIAZ SPOKE TO A TEEN WHO WAS AMONG THOSE PROFILED. Return to index of stories...


BARNEYS STOP AND FRISK-PKG


"It made me feel much better, like actually on top of them about something."

THAT WAS TRAYON CHRISTIAN'S REACTION TO NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENT THIS MORNING THAT THE STATE HAD FINED BARNEYS MORE THAN HALF A MILLION DOLLARS AFTER HIS INVESTIGATORS FOUND THAT THE STORE HAD INDEED PROFILED BLACK AND LATINO SHOPPERS.

"Does today's ruling makes it a little bit easier?"

"Yeah, it does, a little bit, just a little bit."

I CAUGHT UP WITH CHRISTIAN EXCLUSIVELY MONDAY MORNING IN LOWER MANHATTAN AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE. HE TOLD ME THAT EVER SINCE APRIL 27, 2013, LIFE JUST HASN'T BEEN THE SAME.

"It has been tough a time."

IT WAS ON THAT DATE THAT THE 19-YEAR-OLD WAS FALSELY ARRESTED BY THE NYPD AFTER HE CLEANLY PURCHASED A $348 FERRAGAMO BELT AT BARNEYS. THE NYPD ARRESTED CHRISTIAN YARDS FROM THE STORE AFTER IT WAS BELIEVED HE USED A FRAUDULENT CREDIT CARD.

IN A FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST BARNEYS AS WELL AS THE CITY OF NEW YORK, CHRISTIAN'S ATTORNEY, MICHAEL PALILLO, STATES THAT THE NYPD AND BARNEYS WERE WORKING IN CONCERT. ADDITIONALLY, IT ALLEGES THAT THE NYPD HAD DETECTIVES WHO WERE INSIDE THE STORE WHEN THE CLEAN PURCHASE WAS MADE.

BARNEYS INITIALLY DENIED COLLABORATING WITH THE NYPD, BUT BACK ON NOVEMBER 20TH PIX11 NEWS REVEALED LEGAL COMPLAINTS WHERE BARNEYS HAD TIPPED OFF THE NYPD IN OTHER ARRESTS.

AS FOR THE CITY'S STANCE TO THE ACTIONS OF THE NYPD?

WELL, IN A RESPONSE TO THE FEDERAL LAWSUIT ON JULY THE FIRST, THE CITY INFORMED THE COURT THAT IT WAS CHRISTIAN WHO PROVOKED THE INCIDENT.

WHICH IS WHY MONDAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT IS PIVOTAL, ACCORDING TO PALILLO, BECAUSE IN ADDITION TO BEING FINED, BARNEYS ADMITS THAT IT WILL ADOPT NEW LOSS-PREVENTION POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND TRAIN ITS EMPLOYEES.

"Public acknowledgment of the horrible, horrible situation that's been going on at Barneys and I'm glad that it's coming to an end."

BARNEYS CEO MARK LEE HAS BEEN ELUSIVE WITH PIX11 NEWS THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE PROCESS.

BUT TODAY LEE DID ISSUED AN 88-WORD STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE FINE IMPOSED BY THE AG.

THE STATEMENT ALSO FAILED TO MENTION AN APOLOGY INSTEAD ANNOUNCING THAT:

"We are pleased to have come to an agreement and later added that Barneys has absolutely no tolerance for discrimination."

YET, KEEP IN MIND THAT THE FEDERAL LAWSUIT against Barneys for racial profiling continues to march ahead:

"You indicate you wanna bring it to an end, but yet your case is very much alive in federal court, is it not?"

"Absolutely, absolutely. We are still proceeding with our case." Return to index of stories...


ORLANDO FLIGHTS-OTS


NONSTOP FLIGHTS FROM ORLANDO TO GUADALAJARA, MEXICO, ARE STARTING THIS NOVEMBER.

ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OFFICIALS SAID MONDAY THAT TWICE-WEEKLY, NONSTOP FLIGHTS TO GUADALAJARA WOULD START ON VOLARIS AIRLINES.

THE AIRLINE ALREADY FLIES FROM ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO MEXICO CITY. Return to index of stories...


BUYING CHAQUITA-TRX OC VO


TWO BRAZILIAN COMPANIES ARE OFFERING TO BUY CHIQUITA BRANDS FOR ABOUT SIX HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS IN *CASH.

THE UNEXPECTED OFFER WAS ANNOUNCED MONDAY BY JUICE MAKER CUTRALE GROUP AND FINANCIAL INVESTMENT HOUSE, SAFRA GROUP.

CHIQUITA SAID IT WOULD CONSIDER THE PROPOSAL. BUT WASN'T IMPRESSED.

THE COMPANY ALREADY HAS A PLANNED MERGER WITH IRISH BANANA PRODUCER FYFFES.

THAT DEAL, ANNOUNCED IN MARCH, WOULD ALLOW CHIQUITA TO REGAIN THE TITLE OF WORLD'S LARGEST BANANA PRODUCER. WHICH IT LOST TO DOLE IN THE 1990S. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


WHAT STARTED AS A FAMILY NIGHT OUT. TURNED INTO A NIGHT OUT - TO GO!

"I don't want to lose all these other customers because they see a dirty diaper"

WHAT THIS TEXAS MOTHER DID TO GET SENT OUT THE DOOR. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) DIAPER CHANGE-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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WHIRLWIND PLANE LOVE STORY-ON CAM


IT COULD HAVE BEEN A STORY OF STAR-CROSSED LOVERS.

THAT'S UNTIL SOCIAL MEDIA GOT INVOLVED.

CAROLYN RAY REPORTS ON TWO HEARTS REUNITED. Return to index of stories...


WHIRLWIND PLANE LOVE STORY-PKG


THE EMAILS ARE STILL FILLING UP KATIE MOREAU'S INBOX.

A WHIRLWIND COUPLE OF WEEKS SPARKED BY A SUMMER VACATION.

"I think there's no words to describe it.

I just don't know how to feel about.

It's just crazy.

It's bizarre, that's the word I've been using; it's bizarre."

"That's the last time I've seen her."

TWO WEEKS AGO, MOREAU SAT ON A PLANE NEXT TO THIS MAN, JAMIE KELLY.

HEADED TO IRELAND, HIS HOME COUNTRY.

THEY GOT ALONG GREAT, BUT DIDN'T SWAP CONTACT INFO.

THAT'S WHEN KELLY'S FRIENDS STARTED THAT NOW FAMOUS INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO FIND HER AGAIN.

IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR WORD TO REACH BACK TO MOREAU WHO WAS SHOCKED, IN A GOOD WAY.

"It was great, it was nice to know that as much as I felt the connection, that he also felt it."

MOREAU THEN FOUND HERSELF IN THE MIDST OF A REALITY SHOW, WITH THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ROOTING HER ON.

SHE AND KELLY WERE REUNITED ON A NATIONAL RADIO PROGRAM, SET UP ON A SO-CALLED DREAM DATE.

TREATED TO SURF LESSONS, A FANCY MEAL, AND LIMO SERVICE.

SO WHAT WERE THE FIRST WORDS THEY SAID TO EACH OTHER AFTER RECONNECTING?

"While Moreau was away, she had no idea how popular the story had become, making headlines in the United States and Portugal; even in China."

"Everybody thinks we're in love, but nobody can know if they're in love in two days, so we'll see.

I think people just love a romantic story.

I know I do."

IT SEEMS THE SET-UP WORKED.

THE PAIR CHAT ONLINE EVERY DAY, BUT THERE ARE NO TRIPS TO IRELAND ANYTIME SOON.

MOREAU WILL SPEND THE REST OF THE SUMMER HOME WITH HER DOG BEFORE HEADING BACK TO TORONTO TO FINISH HER MASTERS DEGREE.

AS FOR WHEN MOREAU AND KELLY MAY CROSS PATHS AGAIN, SHE SAYS THAT IS UP IN THE AIR. 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.

WARM TODAY WITH ISOLATED RAIN CHANCES

Warm and humid conditions are expected on Tuesday afternoon.

Temperatures will be near 90 by the noon hour and continue into the lower 90s with heat index values reaching into the lower 100s this afternoon.

There will be plenty of sunshine through the morning with a few more clouds building in as we go through the afternoon. Winds will again be coming onshore.

As far as rain chances, they remain low today. There could be just a stray shower to wash ashore late this morning. Then there will be a couple of isolated storms, mainly inland, this afternoon.

Wednesday will likely have a chance for a shower in the first half of the day, mainly along the coastline. By the afternoon our rain prospects again move inland east of the interstate.

TROPICAL UPDATE

A tropical wave can be seen on satellite imagery off the western coast of Africa.

The unorganized collection of showers and thunderstorms is showing no signs of immediate development.

According to National Hurricane Center meteorologists, the disturbance has a 0% chance of cyclone development in the next two days.

Forecast model data places the tropical wave moving westward at 15 to 20 mph through Monday.

Over the open Atlantic, model forecast data diverges. Some data suggests the disturbance will curl more toward the north in the Atlantic while other models hold it moving due west toward the Caribbean.

It is too early to determine if the tropical wave will be able to hold together over the Atlantic Ocean or if it will pose any impact on our weather in Southwest Florida.

We will be tracking it on air and online to keep you updated. Return to index of stories...


KICKED OUT FOR CHANGING DIAPER-ON CAM


A TEXAS MOM SAYS SHE WAS KICKED OUT OF A PIZZA RESTAURANT FOR CHANGING HER BABY AT THE TABLE.

SHE SAYS THERE WAS NO CHANGING TABLE IN THE RESTROOM.

THE RESTAURANT'S OWNERS SAY, THAT'S NO EXCUSE.

TIFFANY CRAIG HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


KICKED OUT FOR CHANGING DIAPER-PKG


Hi baby girl"

YOU MIGHT CALL MIRANDA SOWERS A DIAPER CHANGING EXPERT--

4-MONTH OLD REAGAN IS BABY NUMBER 3.

"did you have a good nap"

BUT THIS SPRING MOTHER HAD QUITE THE CHALLENGE WHEN SHE WAS ALONE WITH

HER THREE GIRLS AT BROTHER'S PIZZA EXPRESS ON CYRESSWOOD DRIVE--

AND TOOK REAGAN TO THE BATHROOM.

Miranda Sowers/mother: "Looked around saw there was absolutely nowhere to lay a baby other than the floor so walked back out and thought I have to figure something else out"

WITH NO CHANGING TABLE AND TO AVOID THE HASSLE OF TAKING EVERYONE BACK TO THE MINIVAN MIRANDA SAID WHAT SHE DID NEXT WAS HER LAST RESORT.

"So I thought you know what I've got my own changing pad she's tiny she fits right here on the chair so I laid her down quickly quietly changed her diaper"

BUT IT WASN'T QUICKLY AND QUIETLY, ACCORDING TO THE EMPLOYEES WHO TELL US THE RESTAURANT WAS FULL.

Bessa Lala/Brother's Pizza Express: "I don't want to lose all these other customers because they see a dirty diaper"

BESSA LALA AND HER BROTHER DONNY RUN THE FAMILY BUSINESS

AND SAID PEOPLE WERE COMPLAINING-- ONE REGULAR CUSTOMER SITTING CLOSE BY EVEN SENT A TEXT--

ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON.

Donny Lala/Brother's Pizza Express: "As soon as you start opening the diaper people start complaining about the smell of the diaper last thing I want is a customer throwing up"

MIRANDA ARGUES NO ONE SAW HER CHANGE THE DIAPER, BUT SHE AND HER GIRLS WERE GIVEN THEIR FOOD IN "TO GO" CONTAINERS AND ASKED TO LEAVE.

"I had to carry it out like this with a big giant diaper bag and a baby in a carseat"

MIRANDA HAS FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU AND THE RESTAURANT STANDS BEHIND ITS REACTION KNOWING ITS LOST AT LEAST ONE FAMILY AS CUSTOMERS. Return to index of stories...


NAZI SYMPOL ON MCCHICKEN-VO


A NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY MOTHER SAYS SHE FOUND A SWASTIKA SYMBOL ETCHED IN BUTTER ON HER MCDONALDS CHICKEN SANDWICH.

THIS MOREHEAD CITY MCDONALD'S DRIVE THROUGH DIDN'T HAND HER THE ORDER SHE EXPECTED.

THIS ANTI-SEMITIC SYMBOL WAS USED BY THE NAZI PARTY IN GERMANY DURING THE HOLOCAUST.

SHE SAYS HER GRANDFATHER HAD FOUGHT IN WORLD WAR TWO. Return to index of stories...


NAZI SYMPOL ON MCCHICKEN-SOTVO


"many many people died because of that symbol and its not something that should be taken lightly and its not something that should be thrown around."

SHE SAYS WHEN SHE WENT INSIDE EMPLOYEES OFFERED TO REPLACE IT.

MATICE SAYS EVEN WITH THE MONEY SHE DIDN'T FEEL SATISFIED.

A LETTER WAS SENT TO corporate AND THE EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN FIRED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


HIGH TECH OPTIONS FOR CHRONIC PAIN.

AHEAD IN HEALTH MATTERS HOW LASER THERAPY IS HELPING.

PLUS. BRING IT ON!

WHY THIS KANSAS CITY POLICE OFFICER SHOWED OFF HIS BEST DANCING MOVES RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) DANCING COP-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


SPRAIN OR STRAIN- MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ARE DEALING WITH PAIN.

FOR YEARS THERE HAS BEEN A STANDARD PROGRESSION OF TREATMENTS.

NOW MORE ATTENTION IS BEING GIVEN TO A NEW OPTION-ONE WITH A LASER FOCUS.

AMY OSHIER REPORTS IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


WHO WOULD'VE DREAMED THAT A SWEEP OF LIGHT COULD MELT YOUR PAIN

AWAY? THE STUFF OF SCIENCE FICTION HAS BECOME REALITY.

DR. MARK FARMER/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

1:12 Any acute inflammations, or even chronic things, it can help by stimulating the

healing process, stimulating your cells to do what they're supposed to do. And hopefully

help get rid of your pain.

THIS IS A CLASS 4 LASER, FDA APPROVED FOR THERAPY. MOSTLY AIMED

AT INFLAMMATION- THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF MANY OF OUR ACHES AND

PAINS. UNLIKE SURGICAL LASERS THAT USE HEAT TO TREAT TISSUE, THIS IS

A COLD LASER.

DR. MARK FARMER/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

8:34 We can use a hand probe and actually hold it on so the light penetrates a little bit

deeper. For something that's more generalized or a spasm or a larger area, we can use

this robotic laser. We plug in the information into the computer for certain conditions like

arthritis of the back or acute sprain.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Cutting to the science- advanced lasers work on a molecular level. Using light to

stimulate the cells responsible for tissue repair. A fast-track for healing, it may help

some people avoid surgery.

DR. MARK FARMER/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

1:29: It stimulates a structure in your cells, we call the mitochondria, to produce this

substance called ATP. ATP is the energy source for your cells. By stimulating the cells

to produce more of this, it kind of super drives your cells to do what you're supposed to

do at a high level.

LASER TREATMENTS TAKE ABOUT 10 MINUTES, SOME CONDITIONS

REQUIRING SEVERAL SESSIONS. IT DOESN'T WORK ON BONE, BUT HAS BEEN

USED ON PATIENTS FROM HEAD TO TOE.

DR. FARMER & AMY

RUNS:

12:35 It gives us some additional ways to treat patients and certainly the results we're

getting are extremely good and extremely exciting.

IT'S THE CUTTING EDGE OPTION MANY PATIENTS ARE LOOKING FOR- MINUS

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


SCHOOL SUPPLY COST-VO


FROM BINDERS TO BACKPACKS. AMERICANS SPEND MORE THAN EVER ON BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

A SURVEY BY HUNTINGTON BANK FINDS SUPPLIES FOR A MIDDLE-SCHOOL STUDENT THIS YEAR AVERAGES ABOUT $312.

THAT'S UP ABOUT $100 FROM LAST YEAR.

MEANTIME, OUTFITTING A *HIGH SCHOOLER WILL RUN YOU AN AVERAGE OF $350 THIS YEAR.

THAT'S ABOUT $20 MORE THAN LAST YEAR.

THE GROUP SAYS AS SCHOOL BUDGETS TIGHTEN. STUDENTS ARE BEING ASKED TO BUY MORE SUPPLIES TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE. Return to index of stories...


STORE BRAND VS GENERIC-VO


AMERICANS ARE WASTING BILLIONS A YEAR ON BRAND NAME PRODUCTS.

THAT'S THE FINDING OF UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO RESEARCHERS WHO SAY WE'RE SPENDING ABOUT $44-BILLION ON BRAND NAME PRODUCTS WHEN WE CAN GET THE GENERIC EQUIVALENT FOR ABOUT HALF THE PRICE.

WHILE THE AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD BUYS BRAND-NAME PAIN KILLERS 26-PERCENT OF THE TIME, PHARMACISTS BUY BRAND NAMES ONLY 9-PERCENT OF THE TIME.

A SIMILAR TREND TURNS UP AT GROCERY STORES.

THE AVERAGE CONSUMER PAYS FOR BRAND-NAME SALT, SUGAR AND BAKING POWDER 40-PERCENT OF THE TIME, THE MOST INFORMED PROFESSIONAL CHEFS ONLY BUY THESE BRANDS 20-PERCENT OF THE TIME. Return to index of stories...


DANCING KC COP-SOTVO


What I was thinking was I can't believe i'm doing this

FIRST UP IN THIS DANCE OFF. A LITTLE BOY.WITH SOME BIG MOVES.

BUT NOT TO BE OUT-DONE BY THIS KANSAS CITY POLICE OFFICER.

IT'S A MOVE. EVEN DANCING WITH THE STARS JUDGES HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE

A SERIES OF ARM FLAILING AND TOE TAPPING HE CALLS, THE OCTOPUS. Return to index of stories...


DANCING KC COP-SOTVO


When I went through the academy and when I first got hired on I told them how I want to interact with the community and start building some rapport with the citizens because I feel like if we build rapport with them, then they're more likely to call us when they need us.

SO WHO WON?? IN THIS CASE.EVERYONE.

THE TEENS WERE THE BEST DANCERS.AND THE POLICE OFFICER WON SOME NEW FRIENDS. Return to index of stories...


KIM K PUBLISHED BOOK-VO


CAN'T GET ENOUGH KIM KARDASHIAN ON T-V OR ONLINE?

SHE COULD SOON HAVE A PERMANENT SPOT ON YOUR COFFEE TABLE.

THE REALITY T-V STAR IS PUBLISHING A BOOK OF HER OLD SELFIES, CALLED "SELFISH."

THE MAJORITY OF THE PICTURES ARE BEING PULLED FROM HER SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS.

BUT THE 352-PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK WILL ALSO FEATURE MANY NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PICS.

KARDASHIAN SAYS THE FINAL PRODUCT WAS ORIGINALLY SLATED TO BE A VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT TO HER HUSBAND, KANYE WEST. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-TRX


COMING UP ON NBC-2 NEWS AT NOON.

IT'S THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL FOR FORMER COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL, NOW OUT OF PRISON FOR WIRE FRAUD.

BUT SHE'S NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET.

NBC-2 FINDS OUT WHERE IS SHE HEADED, AND WHAT'S LEFT OF HER PUNISHMENT.

THEN --

"He was cramping up really bad."

CRAMPING LEAD TO DEATH, AFTER A STUDENT ATHLETE WAS JUST TRYING TO STAY HYRDATED.

THROUGH HIS STORY, WE FIND OUT HOW MUCH WATER IT TAKES TO TURN LETHAL.

PLUS --

THERE'S ONE THING YOU CAN DO AT WORK, THAT WILL IMPROVE THE WAY YOU LIVE!

WE'RE TALKING BETTER SLEEP, BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE, AND IT ALL COMES DOWN, TO WHERE YOU SIT.

NBC-2 UNCOVERS THE HINT TO A HEALTHY LIFE. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) TAMMY HALL-VOTOPS


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NOON TZB) WATER HYDRO DEATH-SOTVOTOPS


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NOON TZC) WORK WINDOW DESK-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...