NBC Noon

NBC Noon

Click here for a text-only version of this page
DIRECTORS PAGE TS1) CIRCLE K-VOTOPS
ANCHOR SUPERS TS2) TAMMY HALL-VOTOPS
KEY LIST TS3)-VOTOPS
CIRCLE K VEHICLE-TRX VOTOPS ROBIN WILLIAMS 12:31 GENERIC-PLASMA VO-PLASMA
TAMMY HALL HOME TODAY-TRX 2SHOT VO ROBIN WILLIAMS 12:31 GENERIC-SAT 24
TAMMY HALL HOME TODAY-OC ROBIN WILLIAMS 12:31 GENERIC-PKG
COLLIER FATAL AX-OC SS VO ROBIN WILLIAMS 12:31 GENERIC-SAT 24
LEHIGH WOMAN CONNED-TRX OC VO-WIPE plane crash-TRX SS(2)
LEHIGH WOMAN CONNED-SOTVO FL REDISTRICTING-TRX OC VO
DAYCARE WORKERS-OC VO-WIPE EARLY VOTING-VOTOPS
DAYCARE WORKERS-SOT OC OFFICIALS PG TOUR-TRX OTS
AIRPLANE LASER ARREST-VO-PLASMA VO-FULL HURRICANE CHARLEY SPECIAL-VOTOPS
AIRPLANE LASER BREAKOUT-PLASMA BP TRIAL-OTS
FIRE ASSESSMENT-OC VO OC IRAQ TODAY-TRX VOTOPS FLY-EBOXES
ROBIN WILLIAMS DEATH-TRX VOTOPS IRAQ TODAY-PKG
ROBIN WILLIAMS COVERAGE PROMISE-OC PROPOSED 7 ELEVEN-OC VO-WIPE
ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-OC SS VO-WIPE PROPOSED 7 ELEVEN-SOTVO
ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-SOT CG WAWA CONSTRUCTION-TRX VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-2SHOT EDANGERED BUTTERFLIES-OC VO
TZ1 A)OREGNANT SOAP DANGER-VOTOPS SERVICE VETERAN DOGS-OC SS
TZ1 B) WORK WINDOW DESK-VOTOPS TEASE FOUR-2SHOT
WEATHER-STC TZ4 A) FUTURE OF BIG DATA-VOTOPS
STL PROTESTS-TRX VO-PLASMA VO-FULL TZ4 B) TACO BELL UPSCALE-VOTOPS
EBOLA UPDATE-TRX VO-TCMON VO-FULL WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
EBOLA DRUG RUNNING OUT-VOTOPS WOMAN CHANGES DIAPER AND GETS KICKED OUT-TRX OC VO
WASHINGTON STATE MURDER-TRX VOTOPS WOMAN CHANGES DIAPER AND GETS KICKED OUT-SOTVO
WOMAN TOSSES BABY-OC BARNEY'S DISCRIMINATION-OC VO
WOMAN TOSSES BABY-PKG TACO BELL UPSCALE RESTAURANT-TRX VOTOPS
OBAMA HILLARY-TRX VOTOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
DETROIT FLOODING-TRX IRD10 VO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
MAN ON CAR ESCAPES HIGH WATER-VOTOPS BACK TO SCHOOL DISCOUNTS-TRX VOTOPS
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP FUTURE OF BIG DATA-PLASMA VO-PLASMA
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL FUTURE OF BIG DATA-PKG
PREGNANT SOAP DANGER-CLIP BUBBA FUTURE OF BIG DATA-PLASMA
PREGNANT SOAP DANGER-PKG RSW DATA-PLASMA
PREGNANT SOAP DANGER-BUBBA GOOGLE INTERNET-VOTOPS
CHILD HEALTH CONCERNS-VOTOPS FACEBOOK COLOR APP-VOTOPS
MUSIC LEARNING SKILLS-OC VO AMAZON DISNEY-VOTOPS
WORK WINDOW DESK-VOTOPS BEAR OPENS CAR DOOR-VO-TCMON VO-FULL
TEASE TWO-2SHOT DANCING COP-VO-TCMON
TZ2 A) WATER HYDRO DEATH-VOTOPS DANCING COP-SOTVO
TZ2 B) BASELINE BALANCE TEST-VOTOPS COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
STEWART CRASH CAUSE OF DEATH-TRX OC VO A) BUS FLOODING-NATS TOPS VO
WATER HYDRO DEATH-TRX OC C) NYC ATTACK-VOTOPS
WATER HYDRO DEATH-PKG B) CAT COLLAR WIFI-VOTOPS
BASELINE BALANCE TEST-EBOXES TS1) CIRCLE K-TRX VOTOPS
BASELINE BALANCE TEST-PKG TS2) TAMMY HALL-VOTOPS
BREAKING TZ-2SHOT TS3) PLANE CRASH-SSTOPS
TEASE THREE-TRX MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
TZ3 A) ROBIN WILLIAMS WALK OF FAME-SOTVO CLOSE-3-SHOT
TZ3 B) MEL GIBOSN ON ROBIN WILLIAMS-SOTVO END TIME------------
OPEN 12:30-CLIP  


DIRECTORS PAGE


Return to index of stories...

ANCHOR SUPERS


Return to index of stories...

KEY LIST


B BLOCK

--------------

C BLOCK

--------------

D BLOCK

--------------

E BLOCK

-------------

F BLOCK

-------------

G BLOCK

-------------- Return to index of stories...


CIRCLE K VEHICLE-TRX VOTOPS


BREAKING NEWS TOPPING YOUR NBC-2 NEWS AT NOON.

THE VEHICLE USED IN AN ARMED ROBBERY MONDAY MORNING AT THE CIRCLE K HAS BEEN RECOVERED.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE SUSPECTS STOLE THAT VEHICLE, BEFORE THEY HIT UP THE CIRCLE K FOR CASH, THEN CHASED DOWN AND SHOT A WITNESS IN THE CAR.

IT'S DESCRIBED AS A 2013 NISSAN ALTIMA, REPORTED STOLEN ON AUGUST 10. FROM THE WALGREENS ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD.

RIGHT NOW POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE THREE MASKED MEN.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION SHOULD CALL FORT MYERS POLICE OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-780-TIPS.

OR TEXT MESSAGE C-R-I-M-E-S KEYWORD FMPD.

INFORMATION THAT LEADS TO AN ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THE ROBBERY SUSPECTS COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR A REWARD OF UP TO $5,000. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL HOME TODAY-TRX 2SHOT VO


SHE'S PAID BACK WHAT SHE OWES, AND SHE'S SPENT HER ORDERED TIME IN JAIL.

FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL IS SPENDING HER FIRST COUPLE HOURS A FREE WOMAN. AFTER SHE WAS RELEASED FROM FEDERAL PRISON JUST BEFORE 9 AM.

INVESTIGATORS CAUGHT HER USING NEARLY 34-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF CAMPAIGN MONEY FOR SHOPPING SPREES, AND PAYING OFF A MORTGAGE.

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 FOUND OUT IN 2010 WHEN SHE WAS RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION TO REPRESENT CAPE CORAL.

SHE WAS CONVICTED OF WIRE FRAUD. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL HOME TODAY-OC


SHE PAID FULL RESTITUTION, BACK IN MARCH.

BUT HALL'S PUNISHMENT ISN'T OVER YET.

NOW SHE'LL GO THROUGH 90 DAYS OF HOME CONFINEMENT AND MUST SERVE 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE.

SOURCES SAY SHE MAY BE HEADING TO FORT MYERS TO STAY WITH FRIENDS.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO STAY UPDATED ON THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER FATAL AX-OC SS VO


A LATE NIGHT DRIVE TURNS INTO A DEADLY ONE IN EAST NAPLES.

NBC-2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT THE NAME OF MAN, INVESTIGATORS SAY WAS DRIVING ON HAWAII BOULEVARD.

THEY TELL US HE WAS APPROACHING RATTLESNAKE HAMMOCK ROAD WHEN HE TRIED TO MAKE A LEFT TURN AND DROVE RIGHT INTO THE PATH OF ANOTHER CAR.

HIS CAR WAS THEN STRUCK BY A SECOND VEHICLE.

OUR PARTNERS THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS REPORT 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 OC VO-WIPE


THEY PRETENDED TO BE PAINTERS.

THEN TWO MEN ROBBED A WOMAN AT GUNPOINT IN HER LEHIGH ACRES HOME.

IT HAPPENED FRIDAY AFTERNOON NEAR ELVA AVENUE.

AND THE GUYS STILL HAVE NOT BEEN CAUGHT.

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

WHEN SHE INVITED THE PAINTERS INSIDE, SHE 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


Sot--Bernice battle victim

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. 9:18:34-917:50

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING.

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


DAYCARE WORKERS-OC VO-WIPE


YOU THINK YOU'RE PUTTING YOUR CHILD IN THE CARE OF A PROFESSIONAL.

INSTEAD THE SAY CARE WAS AN ILLEGAL OPERATION HAPPENING RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NBC-2 WANTED TO KNOW, WHAT SLIPPED THROUGH THE CRACKS ALLOWING THE BUSINESS TO CARRY ON FOR MORE THAN A MONTH?

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FOUND SEVERAL BIG MISTAKES.

FIRST, LIVING WORD FELLOWSHIP NEVER NOTIFIED D-C-F OF AN OWNERSHIP CHANGE.

SECONDLY, THE NEW OWNER, CHRISTINA PERERA'S EX-HUSBAND DOUG, NEVER EVEN APPLIED FOR LICENSES.

THAT WOULD HAVE PROMPTED D-C-F TO RE-INSPECT THE SITE AND IT'S PERSONNEL.

ONE DAYCARE WORKER WE TALKED TO SAYS DESPITE THE MISTAKES SHE DOESN'T BELIEVE D-C-F FAILED. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE WORKERS-SOT OC


05:03 I can't say you can blame the state. This person seems like quite the con artist. So who knows what tricks she had up her sleeve or what she made them believe. 05:13

CAM TAG

D-C-F LAST INSPECTED THE SITE IN JULY.

THEY SAY PERERA WASN'T THERE AND THEY WEREN'T AWARE OF AN OWNERSHIP CHANGE. Return to index of stories...


AIRPLANE LASER ARREST-VO-PLASMA VO-FULL


ALL HE DID WAS POINT.

NOW HE'S FACING FELONY CHARGES.

A LEHIGH ACRES TEEN IS ACCUSED OF SHINING A LASER AT A COMMERCIAL JET NEAR R-S-W.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED 17-YEAR OLD DANIEL CASTILLO.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE ALSO SHINED THE LIGHT INTO THE COCKPIT OF A LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S HELICOPTER THREE TIMES.

CASTILLO, WHO DOESN'T SPEAK MUCH ENGLISH TELLS NBC-2 HE DIDN'T MEAN ANY HARM.

HIS UNCLE SAYS THE FAMILY RECENTLY MOVED HERE FROM CUBA.

THE FAMILY SAYS THEY'RE JUST THANKFUL NO ONE WAS HURT AND CASTILLO HAS LEARNED A VALUABLE LESSON. Return to index of stories...


AIRPLANE LASER BREAKOUT-PLASMA


WHY IS LASER POINTING SUCH A BIG DEAL FOR PLANES?

WHEN ONE IS AIMED, FOR ABOUT 5 TO 10 SECONDS THE PILOT'S NIGHT VISION GOGGLES WASH OUT, MEANING THEY CAN'T SEE ANYTHING.

SERGEANT STEVE HUMFLEET WITH THE LEE COUNTY SHERRIF'S OFFICE AVIATION DIVISION SAYS THE NUMBER OF LASER STRIKE INCIDENTS IS EXPLODING.

HE SAYS ALL OF ITS AIRCREW, EVERY ONE OF THEM, HAS BEEN HIT WITH LASERS AT ONE POINT OR ANOTHER AND HE ADDS, IT'S JUST GETTING WORSE. Return to index of stories...


FIRE ASSESSMENT-OC VO OC


YOUR FIRE SERVICE BILL MAY BE GOING UP.

THIS TIME FOR FORT MYERS RESIDENTS.

CITY COUNCIL IS PROPOSING A FIRE ASSESSMENT FEE.

THIS MEANS TAXPAYERS DISH OUT BETWEEN 100 AND 130-DOLLARS A YEAR FOR FIRE SERVICE.

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

RIGHT NOW CITY LEADERS ARE MIXED ABOUT THIS PROPOSAL.

21 FIREFIGHTERS JOBS ARE ON THE LINE.

THAT'S BECAUSE THE DEPARTMENT IS LOSING FEDERAL MONEY.

BUT 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...


ROBIN WILLIAMS DEATH-TRX VOTOPS


HE GOT HIS BIG BREAK IN THE 1970'S. AS THE ALIEN IN THE HIT TV SHOW "MORK & MINDY" AND WON AN ACADEMY AWARD FOR HIS ROLE AS AN EMPATHETIC THERAPIST IN THE 1997 FILM "GOOD WILL HUNTING."

ROBIN WILLIAMS IS DEAD AT AGE 63.

THE ACTOR AND COMEDIAN WAS FOUND YESTERDAY IN HIS HOME IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA.

AUTHORITIES SAY HE DIED OF ASPHYXIATION, A SUICIDE.

WILLIAMS HAD BEEN SUFFERING FROM SEVERE DEPRESSION. Return to index of stories...


ROBIN WILLIAMS COVERAGE PROMISE-OC


COMING UP AT 12:30, WE'LL GET AN IN-DEPTH LOOK OF THE LIVE, ROLES, AND LAUGHTER ROBIN WILLIAMS BROUGHT TO US ALL.

STAY WITH US RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2 FOR THE SPECIAL COVERAGE. Return to index of stories...


ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-OC SS VO-WIPE


A YEAR AGO TODAY WE MET ZAC REYNA FROM LABELLE.

HIS LIFE CAME TO AN END TOO SOON, AFTER LOSING THE BATTLE TO A BRAIN EATING AMOEBA.

ALTHOUGHT HE MAY BE GONE, HIS LIFE IS STILL HAVING AN EFFECT ON THE COMMUNITY.

TODAY WE WENT TO ZACS FRIENDSHIP HOUSE.

A CHARITY CREATED AFTER ZAC, WHERE KIDS IN GRADES 6 THROUGH 8 CAN GO TO AFTER SCHOOL FOR TUTORING, TO FIND A MENTOR, OR JUST PLAY.

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


ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-SOT CG


Jesenia Molina, volunteer, Zac's Friendship House

26:20-26:31

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.

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

IT'S IN LA BELLE AND RUNS FROM 2 TO 6:30.

FOR PRICES AND THE ADDRESS GO TO OUR WEBSITE NBC-2.COM.

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


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


YOU WANT TO STAY CLEAN, AND GERM FREE.

BUT NOT ALL THE PRODUCTS WE USE. ARE CREATED EQUAL.

WE'LL TELL TOU WHAT ITEMS ON THE MARKETS EXPERTS WARN COULD BE HARMFUL TO UNBORN BABIES, WHEN EXPECTING MOTHERS USE THEM.

WHERE YOU SIT AT WORK, COULD IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH!

NBC-2 FINDS OUT THE ONE THING YOU SHOULD SIT BY, FOR SOME BIG BENEFITS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A)OREGNANT SOAP DANGER-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

TZ1 B) WORK WINDOW DESK-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

WEATHER-STC


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


STL PROTESTS-TRX VO-PLASMA VO-FULL


TODAY WE'RE FOLLOWING THE OUTLASH IN FERGUSON MISSOURI. AFTER THE SHOOTING DEATH OF AN UNARMED BLACK TEEN, BY A POLICE OFFICER.

RIGHT NOW WE KNOW TODAY THERE WERE AT LEAST 5 ARRESTS. BUT NO REPORTS OF LOOTING.

POLICE USED TEAR GAS LAST NIGHT. AND SHOT "BEANBAG ROUNDS" AT CROWDS. AFTER POLICE SAY THEY WERE THROWING ROCKS AT THEM.

THE NIGHT BEFORE WAS MUCH MORE VIOLENT. WITH VANDALISM AND LOOTING RESULTING IN DOZENS OF ARRESTS Return to index of stories...


EBOLA UPDATE-TRX VO-TCMON VO-FULL


THE SON OF A NORTH CAROLINA-BASED MISSIONARY SAYS HIS MOTHER IS DOING WELL, GETTING BEING TREATED FOR THE EBOLA VIRUS IN AN ATLANTA HOSPITAL.

JEREMY WRITEBOL TOLD NBC THAT NANCY WRITEBOL'S EYES ARE GETTING BRIGHTER AND SHE'S EVEN JOKING A LITTLE.

JEREMY WRITEBOL SAID HE HAD BEEN CONCERNED HIS MOTHER MIGHT NOT MAKE IT WHEN SHE WAS TAKEN OUT OF AN AMBULANCE AT EMORY UNIVERSITY'S HOSPITAL LAST WEEK.

A SECOND AMERICAN, DR. KENT BRANTLY, HAD BEEN ABLE TO WALK FROM THE AMBULANCE INTO THE HOSPITAL.

WRITEBOL SAID DOCTORS EXPECT HER TO RECOVER, THOUGH THEY HAVEN'T ELABORATED.

HE ALSO SAID HE WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF HIS PARENTS WANT TO RETURN TO LIBERIA AFTER SHE RECOVERS. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA DRUG RUNNING OUT-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

WASHINGTON STATE MURDER-TRX VOTOPS


IN WASHINGTON STATE A JUDGE HAS FOUND PROBABLE CAUSE TO DETAIN A 17-YEAR-OLD BOY.

HE'S UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR THE DEATH AND SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

THE TEEN'S BAIL HAS BEEN SET AT $1 MILLION.

HE WAS THE VICTIM'S NEIGHBOR AND KNEW HER FAMILY WELL.

PROSECUTORS PLAN TO TRY HIM AS AN ADULT.

THE YOUNG GIRL WAS LAST SEEN AUGUST SECOND WHEN SHE WENT TO BED.

HER BODY WAS DISCOVERED THURSDAY IN ALMOST 4 FEET OF MUDDY WATER THAT INVESTIGATORS DESCRIBED AS A "BOG."

COURT DOCUMENTS SHOW THE SUSPECT NODDED YES WHEN THEY ASKED HIM WHETHER HE WAS THE ONLY PERSON INVOLVED IN JENISE WRIGHT'S DEATH. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN TOSSES BABY-OC


AND NBC-2 IS FOLLOWING ANOTHER DISTUBRING CASE IN WASHINGTON STATE.

A MOTHER IS FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES AFTER SHE TOSSED HER YOUNG SON. OFF A CLIFF.

THE CHILD SURVIVED AND THE WOMAN CLAIMS INNER DEMONS MADE HER DO IT.

NBC'S DYLAN WOHLENHAUS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN TOSSES BABY-PKG


ITS TOUGH TO PUT INTO WORDS WHAT RON MUNDEN SAYS HE SAW SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

"Saying it is heart wrenching. To understand it and comprehend it, but to see it, brought it to life."

A LIFE ALMOST TAKEN AT THE HANDS OF A YOUNG MOTHER.

"If you took the odds of a thousand babies being thrown over that cliff there, none would have lived."

MUNDEN WAS PAINTING AT A HOME ON WEST MISSION AND COCHRAN SATURDAY WHEN HE SAYS A WOMAN, WHO POLICE IDENTIFIED AS 25-YEAR-OLD DESTINY AHENAKEW WAS ACTING STRANGELY.

"She was in a praying position."

MUNDEN SAYS HE SAW AHENAKEW, WHO HE DIDN'T KNOW, ON HER KNEES WITH HER SON READING SCRIPTURE FROM A BIBLE ON THE DECK FOR SEVERAL MINUTES BEFORE SHE STOOD UP AND TOSSED HER SON OVER THE EDGE.

"She threw the baby up like this. She held it, then came back down and with momentum three times and the last time she threw the child and it went much higher than her head and this child was going end over end."

A DEEPLY RELIGIOUS MAN, MUNDEN SAYS ONLY BY THE GRACE OF GOD THE BABY SURVIVED.

"And how God orchestrates the timing of that baby spinning through the air. If it had hit that concrete it would have ended it."

NOTHING SHORT OF A MIRACLE WHO HAD IT NOT BEEN THERE THE OUTCOME MAY HAVE BEEN MUCH DIFFERENT.

"And the rest, we got to pray for her because if she ever needed it, it's now." Return to index of stories...


OBAMA HILLARY-TRX VOTOPS


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WILL SOON MEET UP WITH HIS FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE, HILLARY CLINTON.

A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL SAYS THE PAIR ARE BOTH EXPECTED TO ATTEND A PARTY TOMORROW IN MARTHA'S VINEYARD, WHERE PRESIDENT OBAMA IS VACATIONING WITH THE FIRST FAMILY.

MRS. CLINTON ALSO HAS A BOOK SIGNING IN THAT AREA THE SAME DAY.

THE PARTY IS BEING HOSTED BY A LAWYER WHO WAS A CLOSE ADVISOR TO FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON. Return to index of stories...


DETROIT FLOODING-TRX IRD10 VO


CHECK THIS OUT!

THE DAILY RAINFALL RECORD FOR DETROIT HAS BEEN. OUTPOURED!

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

YOU'RE TAKING A LIVE LOOK RIGHT NOW IN SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN WHERE DIVERS ARE LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO MIGHT HAVE GOT STUCK IN THE WATER, EITHER IN THEIR CAR OR WALKING.

TORRENTIAL RAINS SWAMP DETROIT AREA STREETS. SOME UNDER FEET OF WATER.

A STORM DUMPED MORE THAN 5 INCHES OF RAIN IN PARTS.

STATE POLICE URGED DRIVERS TO AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL USE OF THE METRO DETROIT FREEWAY SYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


MAN ON CAR ESCAPES HIGH WATER-VOTOPS


PEOPLE REALLY HAD TO GO TO DRASTIC MEASURES JUST TO HANDLE THIS WATER!

LOOK AT THAT!

THE WATER WAS SO HIGH IN THIS PART OF DETROIT, THE MAN GOT ON TOP OF HIS CAR , AND WADED THROUGHT THE WATER TO TRY TO GET TO DRY LAND. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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


PREGNANT SOAP DANGER-CLIP BUBBA


A NEW HEALTH WARNING THIS MORNING FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS.

A PRODUCT MANY PEOPLE USE EVERY DAY. COULD BE HARMING YOUR UNBORN BABY.

A GROUP OF ARIZONA STATE RESEARCHERS JUST RELEASED ITS FINDING ON THE DANGERS OF ANTI-BACTERIAL PRODUCTS AND PREGNANCY.

NBC'S MONIQUE GRIEGO REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


PREGNANT SOAP DANGER-PKG


AS AN EXPECTANT MOTHER THERE'S SO MUCH TO LOOK OUT FOR.

"I got all natural lotions, started thinking about my makeup and like my foundation.

BUT NOW THERE'S A NEW WARNING ABOUT DANGEROUS TOXINS HIDING IN WHAT SEEM LIKE SAFE PRODUCTS.

THE REPORT, JUST RELEASED BY A TEAM OF ASU RESEARCHERS, FOUND CERTAIN ANTI BACTERIAL ITEMS MAY BE EXPOSING PREGNANT WOMAN AND THEIR FETUSES TO HARMFUL CHEMICALS.

S/ Isaac Roll / ASU Researcher:24-:37

"Triclosan and triclocarban are the two common ones that in particular we were looking at that were commonly found in soaps and a lot of other products that you'll see labeled anti bacterial."

ASU RESEARCHER ISSAC ROLL SAYS, THE STUDY LOOKED AT URINE SAMPLES FROM PREGNANT WOMEN AND THEIR BABY'S UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD - AND FOUND.

"That some of these anti microbials are actually being transmitted from the mothers' body into the unborn child."

WHILE the FDA IS STILL REVIEWING POSSIBLE REGULATIONS EXPERTS SAY THERE'S GROWING EVIDENCE THESE COMPOUNDS CAN CAUSE DEVELOPMENTAL AND REPRODUCTIVE PROBLEMS.

"We used hand sanitizer with her… so I would think it is a good thing."

BUT SOAP - ISN'T THE ONLY THING YOU NEED TO LOOK OUT FOR. THE COMPOUNDS ARE FOUND IN AROUND 2000 EVERYDAY ITEMS. SO YOUR BEST BET IS TO CHECK THE LABEL.

"There are toothpaste. There are cosmetics and all different kinds of products that have these."

JACLYN BACON IS LISTENING THE WARNING. SHE SAYS FOR HER THE RISK ISN'T WORTH THE BENEFIT.

"For me I'd just rather be more cautious… and it's better for my body too." Return to index of stories...


PREGNANT SOAP DANGER-BUBBA


RESEARCHERS ALSO SAY THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF DEBATE RECENTLY. ON JUST HOW EFFECTIVE ANTI-BACTERIAL PRODUCTS REALLY ARE.

ROLL BELIEVES FOR MOST PEOPLE, REGULAR SOAP WILL GET THE JOB DONE. Return to index of stories...


CHILD HEALTH CONCERNS-VOTOPS


OBESITY REMAINS THE TOP HEALTH CONCERN FOR AMERICAN CHILDREN. ACCORDING TO THE LATEST UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN POLL.

A SAMPLE OF PARENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WERE ASKED TO LIST THE BIGGEST HEALTH CONCERNS FOR CHILDREN LOCALLY AND NATIONWIDE.

CHILDHOOD OBESITY TOPPED BOTH LISTS.

WHILE SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND BULLYING RANKED NOT FAR BEHIND.

BUT THERE WERE DIFFERENCES IN THIS YEAR'S POLL.

SCHOOL VIOLENCE AND GUN INJURIES MADE THE LIST OF CONCERNS ON A NATIONAL LEVEL. BUT NOT FROM A LOCAL COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVE. Return to index of stories...


MUSIC LEARNING SKILLS-OC VO


YOU MIGHT THINK LISTENING TO MUSIC WHILE LEARNING IS A DISTRACTION,

BUT RESEARCHERS ARE FINDING MUSICAL TRAINING MAY HELP DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN IMPROVE THEIR READING AND LANGUAGE SKILLS.

PAST STUDIES HAVE SHOWN AFFLUENT CHILDREN TEND TO DO BETTER IN SCHOOL THAN THEIR LOWER INCOME PEERS.

BUT NEW DATA REVEALED POOR CHILDREN WHO WERE ENROLLED IN MUSIC ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS IN SCHOOL, WERE ABLE TO CLOSE THAT ACADEMIC GAP. COMPARED TO KIDS WITH NO MUSIC TRAINING.

RESEARCHERS SAY MUSIC HELPS ALTER THE NERVOUS SYSTEM TO BETTER PROCESS SOUNDS.

WHICH CAN LEAD TO IMPROVED ATTENTION, MEMORY AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS. Return to index of stories...


WORK WINDOW DESK-VOTOPS


THERE'S NOW SCIENTIFIC PROOF WHY WE'RE DRAWN TO WINDOW SEATS.

A NEW STUDY FINDS OFFICE WORKERS WITH MORE NATURAL LIGHT EXPOSURE DURING THEIR DAY, SLEEP BETTER, EXERCISE MORE AND HAVE A BETTER OVERALL QUALITY OF LIFE THAN THOSE WITHOUT LIGHT.

IN FACT, MORE LIGHT EXPOSURE IN THE WORKPLACE WAS LINKED TO AN AVERAGE OF 46 MINUTES MORE SLEEP PER NIGHT FOR EMPLOYEES.

EXPERTS SAY DESIGNERS SHOULD MAKE SURE WORKSTATIONS ARE WITHIN 25 FEET OF WINDOWS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


A HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE HYDRATED TOO MUCH.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE JUST HAD GATORADE AND WATER, BUT ENOUGH OF IT, TO KILL.

SO WHAT'S THE LETHAL AMOUNT?

NBC-2 FINDS OUT, THROUGH THE YOUNG MAN'S STORY.

THEN, WE JUST FOUND OUT WHAT KIND OF HITS ON THE FIELD CAN CAUSE CONCUSSIONS, BUT HOW DO WE KNOW, WHEN THE PLAYERS ARE HEALTHY ENOUGH TO GET BACK OUT ON THE FIELD?

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE LATEST TOOL, TAKING THE MEASUREMENT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) WATER HYDRO DEATH-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

TZ2 B) BASELINE BALANCE TEST-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

STEWART CRASH CAUSE OF DEATH-TRX OC VO


NEW YORK INVESTIGATORS HAVE DETERMINED THE CAUSE OF DEATH OF A DRIVER AT A DIRT-TRACK RACE OVER THE WEEKEND. WHILE THERE'S NO TIMETABLE FOR TONY STEWART TO RETURN TO RACING.

AUTHORITIES SAY NASCAR DRIVER TONY STEWART HIT AND KILLED KEVIN WARD AT A MOTORSPORTS PARK.

WARD DIED FROM HIS INJURIES.

NOW INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS INCIDENT HAPPENED.

STEWART IS NOT CURRENTLY FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES, BUT HE IS STILL NOT OFFICIALLY IN THE CLEAR.

THE SHERIFF SAYS STEWART IS COOPERATING WITH INVESTIGATORS. Return to index of stories...


WATER HYDRO DEATH-TRX OC


AND ALL NEW RIGHT NOW.

A GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER IS DEAD FROM APPARENTLY DRINKING TOO MUCH WATER.

ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE TEEN DRANK FOUR GALLONS OF WATER IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

NBC'S DEVIN FEHELY REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


WATER HYDRO DEATH-PKG


TEAMMATES SAY 17-YEAR-OLD ZYREES OLIVER WAS EXPERIENCING MUSCLE SPASMS AND CRAMPS AFTER FOOTBALL PRACTICE LAST TUESDAY BUT THEY SAY THEY NEVER THOUGHT HIS CONDITION COULD PROVE LIFE THREATENING.

"He was cramping up really bad. He was cramps in his stomach and in his legs. That's all we could tell at that point though."

A STARTING GUARD ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM, OLIVER COLLAPSED AT HOME SEVERAL HOURS AFTER HIS FINAL PRACTICE. HIS FAMILY REMOVED HIM FROM LIFE SUPPORT EARLY MONDAY AFTER SEVERAL DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL. THEY BELIEVE THE TEEN MAY HAVE DIED FROM A POTENTIALLY DEADLY CONDITION KNOWN AS OVER HYDRATION. AFTER REPORTEDLY DRINKING FOUR GALLONS OF WATER AND GATORADE DURING AND AFTER PRACTICE. THE G-B-I IS PERFORMING AN AUTOPSY WHICH WILL DETERMINE THE OFFICIAL CAUSE OF DEATH.

"He left a positive impact on everybody's life he touched. His teachers, his classmates, his football coaches, track coaches. He was just an all around good young man."

THE SCHOOL SYSTEM BROUGHT IN GRIEF COUNSELORS FOR OLIVER'S CLASSMATES WHO REMEMBER HIM AS A BRIGHT, OUTGOING AND ATHLETIC, AND GONE MUST TOO SOON.

"He was an uplifting person. Inspirational. Instead of looking at everything in a bad way, he look at everything in a good way."

"He was always happy. He always had a lot of energy. He was never sad or mad or anything like that. He was always in a good mood. He was goofy. He always liked to joke around." Return to index of stories...


BASELINE BALANCE TEST-EBOXES


THERE'S AN INCREASING MOVEMENT TO LIMIT HOW MUCH 'FULL CONTACT PRACTICE' STUDENT- ATHLETES CAN PARTICIPATE IN.

THE GOAL IS TO PROTECT THEIR BRAINS.

NOW, THERE'S A NEW TOOL HELPING TO DETERMINE WHEN A CONCUSSED BRAIN HAS HEALED ENOUGH TO LET KIDS GET BACK INTO THE GAME.

NBC'S BENITA ZAHN HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


BASELINE BALANCE TEST-PKG


physical therapist, dr. audrey paslow is administering a baseline balance test to 12 year old conor van sise. conor plays soccer and that puts him at risk for a concussion.

reporter: "are you concerned about getting a concussion?"

"yeah."

reporter: "why?"

"'cause i couldn't play soccer."

smart answer - because if a student athlete returns to their sport before their brain is fully healed they run the risk of a second injury with potentially, dire consequences.

"second impact syndrome is when you have a second head injury probably immediately following the first and there's actually brain swell that occurs and it can kill the person."

that's why the old phrase, having your bell rung is really a warning signal to get that athlete off the field.

as dr. paslow explains, neuro -cognitive testing done after an athlete suffers a concussion is good a determining recovery but the balance testing adds another layer of information. by determining a child's balance abilities before injury, their balance can be measured post concussion to help determine when their brains have fully healed.

"so if you're interviewing someone, if you're just asking them a couple of questions on the sidelines and you're doing some of the neuro cognitive testing, right now studies show 65% sensitivity in terms of identifying the symptoms that we're looking for. does this person have a concussion of do they not. but if we add a balance testing it becomes 92% sensitive."

but you need to know what a student's normal balance is. so the neuro balance test is recommended at the start of each sport season by the c-d-c and the n-c-a-a.

students like conor are put through their paces. with eyes closed they balance first with their feet together, then on one leg and finally one foot in front of the other. then they'll do it all again on a softer surface which simulates the turf most kids play on.

and as dr. paslow points out, concussion can increase your risk for further injury because balance is compromised.

"signs and symptoms of a concussion can sometimes take anywhere from 24 to 72 hours to fully develop. so that's why we don't want to miss these things and put these children at risk for a second impact."

benita zahn for nbc news. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING TZ-2SHOT


JUST GETTING WORD OF A PLANE CRASH ON A BEACH.

YOU'LL SEE THE PLANE NEXT ON SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S ONLY LOCAL NEWS AT 12-30. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRX


"He was friendly a good guy but mostly an acting legend."

THE IMPACT ONLY GROWS, AFTER ACTOR AND COMEDIAN ROBIN WILLIAMS WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS HOME.

AS CANDLES, FLOWERS AND MEMORIBILA ARE ADDING TO HIS WALK OF FAME STAR.WE'RE HEARING FROM THOSE WHO ONLY KNEW HIM IN HIS MOVIE ROLES,

AND THOSE WHO KNEW HIM BEST, STARRING IN THOSE FILMS ALONGSIDE THE GENIUS OF FUNNY.

"As an individual, I think he had a lot of heart and a lot of compassion. He did a lot of things for a lot of people- publicly and privately.

STAYED TUNED FOR A SPECIAL REPORT, COMING UP NEXT ON NBC-2 NEWS AT NOON, ON THE LIFE AND DEATH OF ROBIN WILLIAMS. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) ROBIN WILLIAMS WALK OF FAME-SOTVO


Return to index of stories...

TZ3 B) MEL GIBOSN ON ROBIN WILLIAMS-SOTVO


Return to index of stories...

OPEN 12:30-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

TS1) CIRCLE K-VOTOPS


THE VEHICLE USED IN AN ARMED ROBBERY MONDAY MORNING AT THE CIRCLE K HAS BEEN RECOVERED.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE SUSPECTS STOLE THAT VEHICLE, BEFORE THEY HIT UP THE CIRCLE K FOR CASH, THEN CHASED DOWN AND SHOT A WITNESS IN THE CAR.

IT'S DESCRIBED AS A 2013 NISSAN ALTIMA, REPORTED STOLEN ON AUGUST 10. FROM THE WALGREENS ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD.

RIGHT NOW POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE THREE MASKED MEN. Return to index of stories...


TS2) TAMMY HALL-VOTOPS


FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL IS SPENDING HER FIRST COUPLE HOURS A FREE WOMAN. AFTER SHE WAS RELEASED FROM FEDERAL PRISON FOR WIRE FRAUD.

INVESTIGATORS CAUGHT HER USING NEARLY 34-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF CAMPAIGN MONEY FOR PERSONAL USE.

SHE PAID FULL RESTITUTION, BACK IN MARCH.

NOW SHE'LL GO THROUGH 90 DAYS OF HOME CONFINEMENT AND MUST SERVE 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


TS3)-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

ROBIN WILLIAMS 12:31 GENERIC-PLASMA VO-PLASMA


THE SHOCK IS SETTLING IN OVER THE LOSS OF ROBIN WILLIAMS.

NBC'S JENNIFER BJORKLUND IS OUT AT HIS HOME IN CALIFORNIA WHERE THE ACTOR DIED YESTERDAY.

SHE JOINS US LIVE WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


ROBIN WILLIAMS 12:31 GENERIC-SAT 24


WILLIAMS DEATH IS A HUGE LOSS - AND FEELS EVEN SADDER BECAUSE IT APPEARS THE ACTOR TOOK HIS OWN LIFE. Return to index of stories...


ROBIN WILLIAMS 12:31 GENERIC-PKG


HE MADE US LAUGH.

STRIVE.

AND THINK.

A MAN OF CHARACTERS TOO MANY TO NAME.

WELCOMED INTO OUR HOMES FIRST AS AN ALIEN.

AND THEN AS ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE ACTORS OF A GENERATION.

TRIBUTES CONTINUE TO POUR IN FOR ROBIN WILLIAMS.

FROM HIS STAR AT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME.

TO HIS HOME IN CALIFORNIA. WHERE HE WAS FOUND DEAD MONDAY. AN APPARENT SUICIDE FROM ASPHYXIATION.

HIS PUBLICIST SAYS THE ACTOR HAD BEEN BATTLING SEVERE DEPRESSION.

"Depression is a serious condition. It's not one of those things that people just snap out of. It can lead to things like death."

WILLIAMS HAD SPOKEN OPENLY ABOUT HIS BATTLES AGAINST DRUGS AND ALCOHOL.

"What we didn't know was the depth of his despair or the demons that haunted him and troubled him. And that's - that's so sad."

NOW. THE SAD NEWS. FLOODING SOCIAL MEDIA WITH ACCOLADES. AND HEARTBREAK.

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

GOOD FRIEND BILLY CRYSTAL WROTE SIMPLY. NO WORDS.

AND. A FINAL SIMPLE MESSAGE FOR THE MAN THAT BROUGHT SO MUCH JOY TO SO MANY.

THE SIGN AT THE LAUGH FACTORY IN HOLLYWOOD.

MAKE GOD LAUGH.

JENNIFER BJORKLUND. NBC NEWS.TIBURON, CALIFORNIA. Return to index of stories...


ROBIN WILLIAMS 12:31 GENERIC-SAT 24


WILLIAMS' VAST BODY OF WORK WON'T ALLOW HIM TO FADE FROM MEMORY ANY TIME SOON -

AND HE HAS FOUR COMPLETED NEW FILMS YET TO BE RELEASED.

I'M JENNIFER BJORKLUND IN TIBURON, CALIFORNIA. NOW, BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


plane crash-TRX SS(2)


NBC-2 IS FINDING OUT ABOUT A SMALL PLANE CRASH JUST OFF SIESTA KEY.

WE KNOW IT HAPPENED RIGHT NEAR SANDERLING ROAD.

HERE IS A LOOK AT THAT PLANE.

BOTH OCCUPANTS ARE OUT OF THAT PLAN, WITH ONLY MINOR INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


FL REDISTRICTING-TRX OC VO


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

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

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

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


EARLY VOTING-VOTOPS


EARLY VOTING FOR THE AUGUST 26TH PRIMARY IS NOW UNDERWAY IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

POLLS ARE OPEN FROM 7 TO 7 AT THE PUNTA GORDA SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE, THE SAN CASA SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE AND THE MID-COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARY.

YOU CAN VOTE EARLY UNTIL AUGUST 24TH.

EARLY VOTING STARTS THURSDAY IN COLLIER COUNTY AND SATURDAY IN LEE. Return to index of stories...


OFFICIALS PG TOUR-TRX OTS


ALL NEW RIGHT NOW, FLORIDA OFFICIALS ARE HEADED TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, TO SEE HOW IT LOOKS 10 YEARS AFTER HURRICANE CHARLEY RIPPED THROUGH, CAUSING SEVERE AND DEADLY DESTRUCTION.

FLORIDA AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER ADAM PUTNAM AND FORMER FLORIDA GOV. JEB BUSH WILL VISIT PUNTA GORDA TOMORROW.

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


HURRICANE CHARLEY SPECIAL-VOTOPS


IT WAS FRIDAY, AUGUST 13TH, 2004 WHEN THE CATEGORY 4 STORM CAME ASHORE.

CAUSING DESTRUCTION ACROSS CHARLOTTE AND DESOTO COUNTIES.

THIS WEEK, NBC-2 WILL MARK TOMORROW'S 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH A LOOK BACK ON THE STOR,, REMEMBERING THOSE WHO WERE KILLED, AND THE STORIES OF THOSE WHO SURVIVED.

IT'S ALL BEGINNING AT 3 P-M TOMORROW, ALONG WITH TRIBUTES THROUGHOUT OUR NEWSCASTS ALL DAY LONG.

JOIN US TO SEE WHERE THINGS ARE NOW, AND CELEBRATE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


BP TRIAL-OTS


NBC-2 IS FINDING OUT A NEW TRIAL DATE, LOOKING INTO THE COVER UP OF THE 2010 OIL SPILL IN THE GULF.

IT'S EXPECTED TO BEGIN THE WEEK OF MARCH 9. FOR A FORMER BP EXECUTIVE CHARGED WITH OBSTRUCTING A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE OIL SPILL.

THE TENTATIVE TRIAL DATE IS PART OF AN ORDER A FEDERAL JUDGE JUST ISSUED AFTER A STATUS CONFERENCE IN THE CASE OF DAVID RAINEY. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ TODAY-TRX VOTOPS FLY-EBOXES


A CALM TRANSFER OF POWER IN IRAQ REMAINS UNCERTAIN.

IRAQI PRIME MINISTER NOURI AL-MALIKI, WHO'S LOST U-S SUPPORT, URGED SECURITY FORCES TO STAY OUT OF THE POLITICAL CRISIS.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME WARNED THAT SOME MILITIAS BACKING HIM MAY BECOME VIOLENT.

THE NEW PRIME MINISTER-NOMINEE WILL TRY TO FORM A NEW GOVERNMENT AS DEADLY FIGHTING RAGES ACROSS THE NORTHERN PART OF IRAQ.

NBC'S KEIR SIMMONS REPORTS FROM ERBIL LESS THAN AN HOUR AWAY FROM THE FIGHTING. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ TODAY-PKG


It appears the prime minister of Iraq, Nouri al-Maliki, once backed by the U-S, has been forced from power, but is still trying to cling on.

A new leader has been chosen, again supported by America

"We are prepared to consider additional political, economic and security options as Iraq starts to build a new government."

And, as that battle enfolds inside Baghdad, that political battle, the fighting rages outside the city with those ISIS jihadists.

The fighting close to here appears to have shifted south again, back down towards the capital.

Those U-S air raids do appear to have some effect pushing ISIS back in places, but the Pentagon concedes they may not stop ISIS in the long run.

Meanwhile thousands of civilians are still homeless, caught in the middle of this ever-divided country. Return to index of stories...


PROPOSED 7 ELEVEN-OC VO-WIPE


BACK HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, A FORMER BANK OF AMERICA IN FORT MYERS COULD BE DEMOLISHED TO MAKE ROOM FOR A 7-ELEVEN.

BUT SOME NEIGHBORS DON'T LIKE THE SOUND OF THAT.

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 SAYS 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...


WAWA CONSTRUCTION-TRX VOTOPS


NBC-2 IS LOOKING AHEAD TO WHEN THE NEW WAWA GAS STATION IN FORT MYERS WILL BE COMPLETE.

WORK STARTED JUST YESTERDAY AT BUSY COLONIAL BOULEVARD AND FOWLER STREET.

OVER THE NEXT MONTH. YOU CAN EXPECT LANE CLOSURES FROM 9 A-M TO 4 P-M.

THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO FINISH UP SEPTEMBER 15TH. Return to index of stories...


EDANGERED BUTTERFLIES-OC VO


TWO BUTTERFLY SPECIES IN SOUTH FLORIDA ARE NOW ENDANGERED.

AND THEIR DECLINING NUMBERS.COULD IMPACT OUR FOOD SUPPLY.

THE FLORIDA LEAF-WING AND THE BARTRAM SCRUB-HAIRSTREAK ARE USUALLY ONLY FOUND ON THE EAST COAST.

BUT THE LEAF-WING CAN BE SEEN SPORATICALLY IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE U-S FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE BLAMES CLIMATE CHANGE, HABITAT DESTRUCTION, AND MOSQUITO CONTROL PESTICIDES.

THESE BUTTERFLIES PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE IN AGRICULTURE. Return to index of stories...


SERVICE VETERAN DOGS-OC SS


AND A NEW PARTNERSHIP IS WORKING TO GET SERVICE DOGS TO DISABLED VETERANS.

ST. MATTHEW'S HOUSE AND GUARDIAN ANGELS MEDICAL SERVICE DOGS WILL WORK TOGETHER TO MATCH UP INCREDIBLE CANINES WITH DISABLED VETERANS LIVING WITH PTSD.

HERE'S CHIEF, ONE OF THE DOGS!

THE PROGRAM WILL ALSO PROVIDE JOB SKILLS TO MEN IN THE JUSTIN'S PLACE RECOVERY PROGRAM.

CERTIFIED TRAINERS FROM GUARDIAN ANGELS HAVE ALREADY BEGUN THEIR 'MEDICAL SERVICE DOG TRAINING.

THE DOGS ARE THEN DONATED TO RECIPIENTS BOTH LOCAL AND THROUGHOUT THE NATION. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2SHOT


DATA IS GATHERED, AND THE INFORMATION IS ALL ABOUT YOU!

YOUR SHOPPING HABITS ARE WHAT RETAILERS ARE ZEROING IN ON TO CASH OUT BIG!

AND NBC-2 FINDS OUT THE MORE TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES, THE MORE THEY'RE LEARNING ABOUT YOU.

PLUS.

FROM FAST FOOD DINING, TO UPSCALE DINNERS.

TACO BELL TAKES A NEW TAKE, ON THE TACO, SHOOTING FOR A HIGHER END EXPERIENCE. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A) FUTURE OF BIG DATA-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

TZ4 B) TACO BELL UPSCALE-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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


WOMAN CHANGES DIAPER AND GETS KICKED OUT-TRX OC VO


A TEXAS MOM SAYS SHE WAS KICKED OUT OF A RESTAURANT BECAUSE SHE CHANGED HER CHILDS DIAPER AT THE TABLE.

NOW SHE'S FILED A COMPLAINT AGAINST THE RESTAURANT.

MIRANDA SOWERS SAYS THERE WAS NO CHANGING TABLE IN THE BATHROOM.

SHE COULDN'T GO TO THE CAR.

SO SHE DECIDED TO DO IT AT THE TABLE.

CUSTOMERS, EMPLOYEES, AND OWNERS WERE NOT PLEASED. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN CHANGES DIAPER AND GETS KICKED OUT-SOTVO


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

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"

SOWERS ARGUES NO ONE SAW HER CHANGE THE DIAPER, SO SHE'S MOVING FORWARD WITH THE COMPLAINT. Return to index of stories...


BARNEY'S DISCRIMINATION-OC VO


AN UPSCALE DEPARTMENT STORE WILL PAY MORE THAN HALF-A-MILLION DOLLARS. TO SETTLE RACIAL PROFILING ALLEGATIONS.

BARNEY'S WILL PAY 525-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FINES, EXPENSES AND PENALTIES FOLLOWING COMPLAINTS AT ITS FLAGSHIP STORE IN NEW YORK CITY.

MINORITY CUSTOMERS SAID THEY WERE SINGLED OUT AND PROFILED AS POTENTIAL SHOPLIFTERS.

SOME FORMER EMPLOYEES CORROBORATED THEIR STORIES.

THE RETAILER WILL ALSO MAKE CHANGES, INCLUDING IMPROVING STAFF TRAINING AND HIRING AN "ANTI-PROFILING CONSULTANT" FOR TWO YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TACO BELL UPSCALE RESTAURANT-TRX VOTOPS


AND TACO BELL GOES TOP OF THE LINE!

THIS WEEK THE FAST FOOD RESTAURANT OPENED U-S TACO COMPANY. IN HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA.

ON THE MENU AT THE CASUAL DINING RESTAURANT. THE 1-PERCENTER.

IT'S A LOBSTER AND FLATBREAD TACO THAT SELLS FOR ABOUT 10-DOLLARS.

IF THE HIGHER END CONCEPT STORE DOES WELL, TACO BELL WILL CONSIDER OPENING ADDITIONAL RESTAURANTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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


BACK TO SCHOOL DISCOUNTS-TRX VOTOPS


RETAILERS ARE ROLLING OUT BIG PROMOTIONS TO GET SHOPPERS IN THE STORES FOR THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL SEASON.

A RECENT SURVEY FINDS MORE THAN 25-PERCENT OF PARENTS PLAN TO FINISH SHOPPING AFTER SCHOOL STARTS.

STAPLES IS OFFERING A 110-PERCENT PRICE MATCH.

WAL-MART HAS MORE ITEMS AVAILABLE ONLINE THIS YEAR.

AND SEARS HAS IN-STORE PICKUP AT BOTH SEARS AND KMART STORES. Return to index of stories...


FUTURE OF BIG DATA-PLASMA VO-PLASMA


90 PERCENT OF THE DATA THAT EXISTS IN THE WORLD TODAY, HAS BEEN CREATED IN THE LAST TWO YEARS ALONE.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO IBM.

SO WHAT DOES ALL THAT INFORMATION MEAN FOR RETAILERS?

IT MEANS DOLLAR SIGNS.

AND AS MORE DATA IS CREATED, THE BUCKS GET BIGGER.

CNBC'S COURTNEY REAGAN GIVES US A SNEAK PEAK AT JUST HOW MUCH RETAILERS WILL WANT TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR SHOPPING HABITS IN THE YEAR 20-39. Return to index of stories...


FUTURE OF BIG DATA-PKG


WHILE LEVERAGING CONSUMER DATA MAY BE A HURDLE FOR RETAILERS TODAY IT WILL BE THE LYNCHPIN OF THEIR SUCCESS IN THE FUTURE.

PRICING WILL BE DYNAMIC, AND REACTIVE.ALGORITHMS WILL DETERMINE PRICE-POINTS

BASED ON CURRENT STORE TRAFFIC.AND SHOPPERS' PROFILES.

"In the morning it will be cheaper to shop, and in the afternoon when everyone comes home from work, it's going to be expensive. So the prices will go up and down, just like a share price."

PRICES COULD ALSO VARY FROM SHOPPER TO SHOPPER, EVEN WHILE IN THE SAME STORE AT THE SAME TIME.

"I could do price, I could do promotion, I could in real time -- start to think about how I use markdown and pricing and promotion to trigger reactions and sales behavior inside the store."

"SMART" STORES AND DRESSING ROOMS WILL BE COMMONPLACE, COMPLETE WITH R-F-I-D TECHNOLOGY, BEACON SIGNALING AND GEO-FENCING.ALL POWERED BY DATA.

nats

"It knows that these products are getting picked up, they're getting brought into the dressing room. it can analyze sizing information, they can analyze how many people come in and try it on and buy it vs. those who dont. There's a lot more data that the retailer is gathering here."

BY OPTING IN -- A CONSUMER WILL VOLUNTEER EVERYTHING FROM THEIR PROFILE, THEIR PREFERENCES AND THEIR PURCHASING PATTERNS -- ALL HELPFUL TO THE RETAILER FOR PUSHING SALES OF YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS AT THE EXACT TIME YOU'RE READY TO MAKE THE PURCHASE.

"You'll know the frequency patterns of a customer who actually is purchasing that shampoo and you'll be able to anticipate when they're about to run out. You'll also know where they are so you can make a recommendation to them when they're a block away from where that special shampoo might be available to them."

AND THOUGH PRIVACY CONCERNS WON'T GO AWAY 25 YEARS FROM NOW, EXPERTS SAY CONSUMERS WANTING A 24-7 CONCIERGE STYLE OF SERVICE WILL BE COMFORTABLE SHARING THEIR DATA.

"It will actually be more attractive to participate than not to participate and then those that dont will actually feel left out."

COURTNEY REAGAN, CNBC BUSINESS NEWS. Return to index of stories...


FUTURE OF BIG DATA-PLASMA


ALONG WITH ALL OF THAT DATA WILL BE A NEED FOR PEOPLE TO ANALYZE IT.

DATA SCIENTISTS ARE LIKELY GOING TO BE A HOT COMMODITY IN THE FUTURE.

LAST YEAR, THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA STARTED OFFERING AN UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR THAT'S FOCUSED

ON THE "BIG DATA" REALM.

IT'S CALLED "BUSINESS ANALYTICS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS". Return to index of stories...


RSW DATA-PLASMA


SPEAKING OF DATA, SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATION AIRPORT JUST GOT RATED THE NUMBER ONE BUSIEST AIRPORT IN THE U-S BY DATA PERFORMANCE.

CHICAGO O'HARE GOT NUMBER 2.

MOBILE CARRIER DATA PEFROMANCE WAS TESTED.

PHONES ARE A NECESSITY AT THE AIRPORT, WHETHER IT'S CALLING ABOUT A DELAY, A CANCELLATION, OR JUST FINDIND THE PEOPLE YOU'RE WAITING FOR.

BECAUSE OF AIRPORT'S COMPLEX STRUCTURES AND DISTANCE FROM CELL TOWERS, MANY STRUGGLE PROVIDING GOOD SERVICE.

BUT NOT R-S-W! Return to index of stories...


GOOGLE INTERNET-VOTOPS


TO REV UP INTERNET SPEEDS IN ASIA, GOOGLE IS INVESTING MILLIONS IN AN UNDERSEA CABLE LINES.

THE COMPANY IS ONE OF SIX FIRMS, SPENDING MONEY ON THE 300 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT NICK-NAMED "FASTER."

THE CABLE WILL CONNECT WEST COAST CITIES WITH TWO COASTAL CITIES IN JAPAN.

THE HIGH SPEED CONNECTION WILL RUN ABOUT 10 MILLION TIMES FASTER THAN THE STANDARD CABLE MODEM. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK COLOR APP-VOTOPS


YOU NEED TO BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU CLICK WHILE ON FACEBOOK.

AN APP CLAIMING IT CAN CHANGE THE COLOR OF YOUR PROFILE PAGE ACTUALLY LOADS MALWARE ON YOUR PHONE OR COMPUTER.

WHEN FACEBOOK USERS CLICK ON THE FAKE APP, IT SENDS THEM TO A WEBSITE THAT ASKS THEM TO WATCH A TUTORIAL VIDEO ABOUT HOW TO CHANGE THE COLOR OF THEIR PROFILE PAGE.

BY AGREEING TO WATCH THE VIDEO, HACKERS GAIN ACCESS TO YOUR LIST OF FRIENDS. Return to index of stories...


AMAZON DISNEY-VOTOPS


AND AMAZON HAS REPORTEDLY HALTED PRE-ORDERS OF SEVERAL MORE DISNEY MOVIES, INCLUDING "CAPTAIN AMERICA 2" AND "MUPPETS MOST WANTED."

THIS IS GETTING BIGGER ACCORDING TO THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, BECAUSE THE DISPUTE ALSO INVOLVES PROMOTION AND PRODUCT PLACEMENT ON AMAZON'S SITE.

THERE ARE ALSO QUESTIONS ABOUT WHO MAKES UP THE DIFFERENCE IF AMAZON LOSES MONEY WHEN IT MATCHES A COMPETITORS' PRICE. Return to index of stories...


BEAR OPENS CAR DOOR-VO-TCMON VO-FULL


VACATIONERS IN TENNESSEE GET A GUEST OF THEIR OWN, WHEN A BEAR TRIES TO GET INSIDE AN S-U-V.

THEY SAY AT ONE POINT. THE BEAR WAS ACTUALLY INSIDE THE S-U-V WHERE THE ANIMAL RETRIEVED SOME FOOD.

IT WAS ONLY LATER THAT THE HUNGRY BEAR TRIED TO GO FOR SECONDS.

BUT THIS TIME AS HE TRIED TO OPEN THE VEHICLE DOOR HE WAS SPOOKED AWAY BY THE VACATIONERS YELLING AT HIM TO GET AWAY. Return to index of stories...


DANCING COP-VO-TCMON


THEY FIGHT THE CRIMINALS TO KEEP US ALL SAFE AND OCCASIONALLY BREAK OUT IN DANCE.

ONE OFFICER CAUGHT ON CAMERA IN A SUDDEN DANCE OFF, SAYS IT'S ALL PART OF HIS JOB. Return to index of stories...


DANCING 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.

INTERACTING IS JUST WHAT OFFICER KREBS DID, BUSTING A MOVE THIS WEEKEND.

GOING UP AGAINST TWO PEOPLE WHO CHALLENGED HIM.

HE EVEN PULLED OUT HIS BEST MOVE, WHICH HE CALLS THE OCTUPUS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


nats of people screaming

TERRIFYING BRAND NEW VIDEO AS A BUS FULL OF PEOPLE DRIVES RIGHT INTO A FLOOD.

NEXT AT FOUR NBC2 PUTS YOU ON BOARD AS SCARED PASSENGERS PANIC.

PLUS A 72 YEAR OLD MAN ATTACKED AND PUNCHED RIGHT ON A BUSY NEW YORK CITY STREET AS CAMERAS CATCH IT ALL.

AHEAD AT FOUR THE STARTLING ADMISSION BY POLICE AS THEY LOOK FOR A MOTIVE.

AND CAN CATS STEAL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

NBC2 IS EXPOSING HOW HACKERS CAN USE A PET TO GRAB EVERYTHING OFF YOUR COMPUTER. Return to index of stories...


A) BUS FLOODING-NATS TOPS VO


Return to index of stories...

C) NYC ATTACK-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

B) CAT COLLAR WIFI-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

TS1) CIRCLE K-TRX VOTOPS


THE VEHICLE USED IN AN ARMED ROBBERY MONDAY MORNING AT THE CIRCLE K HAS BEEN RECOVERED.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE SUSPECTS STOLE THAT VEHICLE, BEFORE THEY HIT UP THE CIRCLE K FOR CASH, THEN CHASED DOWN AND SHOT A WITNESS IN THE CAR.

IT'S DESCRIBED AS A 2013 NISSAN ALTIMA, REPORTED STOLEN ON AUGUST 10. FROM THE WALGREENS ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD.

RIGHT NOW POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE THREE MASKED MEN. Return to index of stories...


TS2) TAMMY HALL-VOTOPS


FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL IS OUT OF PRISION FOR WIRE FRAUD.

INVESTIGATORS CAUGHT HER USING NEARLY 34-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF CAMPAIGN MONEY FOR PERSONAL USE.

SHE PAID FULL RESTITUTION, BACK IN MARCH.

NOW SHE'LL GO THROUGH 90 DAYS OF HOME CONFINEMENT AND MUST SERVE 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


TS3) PLANE CRASH-SSTOPS


WE JUST LEARNED ABOUT A SMALL PLANE CRASHING JUST OFF SIESTA KEY.

WE KNOW IT HAPPENED RIGHT NEAR SANDERLING ROAD.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE SMALL PLANE.

BOTH PEOPLE DID GET OUT SAFELY FOR THE MOST PART, SUFFERING ONLY MINOR INUJRIES. Return to index of stories...


MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


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


CLOSE-3-SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


END TIME------------


Return to index of stories...