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DIRECTORS PAGE 2016 POLL REPORTABLE-3 SS OC
HLA pedestrian hit and killed-TRX-SOTVO STORM SURGE MAP-ONCAM
HLB suspicious pkg-TRX-VO SPECIAL ELECITON
HLC allegiant flight delays-TRX-VO ARTFEST FORT MYERS-trxVOTOPS
TOSS TO RICK-trxVOTOPS SS EAniBx ARTFEST FORT MYERS-SOT CG
PEDESTRIAN HIT AND KILLED-REM LIVE NAPLES BOAT SHOW-VOTOPS CG
PEDESTRIAN HIT AND KILLED-PKG EDISON CAR SHOW-CGTOPS
PEDESTRIAN HIT AND KILLED-REM LIVE TEASE ONE-1 SHOT
TOSS TO GEORGE-trx PLASMA TZ1 B) gq driving with pets-SOTTOPS
ALLEGIANT FLIGHT DELAYS-REM LIVE TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
ALLEGIANT FLIGHT DELAYS-PKG ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
ALLEGIANT FLIGHT DELAYS-REM LIVE FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
MARIJUANA AND CREDIT CARD FRAUD BUST-trx SS TOSS TO CHAD-2-SHOT, SS
KIDS KILLED SPLIT VERDICT-VO GQ DRIVING WITH PETS-PLASMA
CHILD PORN PLEA-SSTOPS GQ DRIVING WITH PETS-PKG
TOSS TO BRYAN-trxEAniBx SS FLY GQ DRIVING WITH PETS-PLASMA, BNR
SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE-LIVEU TEASE TWO-ONCAM
SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE-VO WIPE TZ2 A) REPORT SAYS CAPE ISN'T GAY FRIENDLY-VO WIPE
SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE-SOTVO TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS
SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE-LIVEU REPORT SAYS CAPE ISN'T GAY FRIENDLY-TC MON
BUS HIT POWER POLE-VO REPORT SAYS CAPE ISN'T GAY FRIENDLY-PKG
TJ MAXX REPORTABLE-SS NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
CRIMESTOPPERS SUCCESS-CG SOT OC A) ANIMAL CRUELTY-VO-WIPE
MARKET CLOSE-TRX CGTOPS B) CHARCO HIT AND RUN-VOTOPS


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HLA pedestrian hit and killed-TRX-SOTVO


Chris Craig/Naples

21:34:30 "it was total chaos, there was a whole line ambulances, firetrucks , cars, onlookers, people that witnessed it - it was mayhem."

TRAGEDY ON A BUSY NORTH NAPLES ROAD --

A MAN WALKING ALONG THE SIDEWALK, HIT AND KILLED BY AN OUT-OF-CONTROL TRUCK.

NBC2 IS LIVE GETTING NEW DETAILS AT FIVE. Return to index of stories...


HLB suspicious pkg-TRX-VO


A SUSPICIOUS DEVICE SHUT DOWN *ANOTHER COLLIER COUNTY ROAD FOR NEARLY TWO HOURS.

BUSINESSES WERE EVACUATED AND A DAYCARE WAS PUT ON LOCKDOWN. Return to index of stories...


HLC allegiant flight delays-TRX-VO


HELD HOSTAGE.

HUNDREDS OF ANGRY PASSENGERS ARE LEFT STRANDED, AFTER THEIR AIRLINE CANCELS ALL ITS FLIGHTS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO RICK-trxVOTOPS SS EAniBx


NEW INFORMATION IN THE LAST 40 MINUTES ABOUT A TRUCK CRASH IN COLLIER COUNTY THAT KILLED AN INNOCENT MAN WHO WAS SIMPLY WALKING ON THE SIDEWALK.

IT HAPPENED ON BUSY IMMOKALEE ROAD NEAR THE INTERSTATE DURING THE LUNCH RUSH.

NBC2'S RICK RITTER JUST LEARNED THE IDENTITY OF THE VICTIM AND TALKED TO WITNESSES WHO SAY THE DRIVER WAS ALL OVER THE PLACE. Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN HIT AND KILLED-REM LIVE


-WE'VE JUST LEARNED IN PAST HOUR - IT WAS 54-YEAR-OLD LUIS DIEZ WHO WAS WALKING IN THIS AREA ALONG IMMOKALEE ROAD WHEN HE HIT BY A WHITE TRUCK AND KILLED - AFTER IT VEERED OFF THE ROAD

-TAKE A LOOK OVER HERE - STILL SEE DEBRIS, TIRE TRACKS

-WITNESSES WE SPOKE WITH DESCRIBED THE SCENE AS TOTAL CHAOS Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN HIT AND KILLED-PKG


THE CALL CAME IN AROUND 12:30 FRIDAY AFTERNOON - BOTH F-H-P AND NORTH NAPLES FIRE DEPARTMENT WERE ON SCENE.

TROOPERS TELL US 54-YEAR-OLD CHRISTOPHER VETTER WAS DRIVING A WHITE TRUCK IN THE INSIDE LANE ON IMMOKALEE ROAD HEADING EAST - WHEN HE STRUCK ANOTHER VEHICLE IN FRONT OF IT, LOST CONTROL, AND VEERED OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD - THAT'S WHEN HE HIT A PEDESTRIAN, THEN A LIGHT POLE AND FLIPPED INTO A DITCH.

THE PEDESTRIAN - 54-YEAR-OLD LUIZ DIEZ WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON THE SCENE.

Christopher Craig Jr./Witness/21:33:31 "everybody from on the road, to target - were all here , running screaming calling 911 as fast as they could."

SPECTATORS LINED UP FOR HOURS FRIDAY - CATCHING A GLIMPSE OF WHAT WAS LEFT OF THE TRAGIC ACCIDENT.

WE SPOKE WITH A FATHER SON DUO - WHO WATCHED THE ENTIRE THING PLAY OUT FROM THE PARKING LOT.

Christopher Craig Jr./Witness, Naples/21:32:55 "all i saw was the white truck, driving toward where i was at and he was swerving but not swerving, trying to swerve not to hit the person and his car went up the hill, hit the tree, and then landed back over."

Chris Craig/Naples/21:34:30 "it was total chaos, there was a whole line ambulances, firetrucks , cars, onlookers, people that witnessed it - it was mayhem." Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN HIT AND KILLED-REM LIVE


-TROOPERS SAY THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK WAS TAKEN TO N-C-H WITH SERIOUS INJURIES

-THE DRIVER OF THE CAR THAT WAS REAR ENDED IS FINE

-ALCOHOL DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE A FACTOR PER TROOPERS

-COUNT ON US TO BRING YOU THE LATEST DETAILS ON THIS DEVELOPING STORY THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT

WE'RE LIVE IN CC, RR, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-trx PLASMA


48 HOURS AND COUNTING.

THAT'S HOW LONG MANY ALLEGIANT AIR PASSENGERS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THEIR FLIGHT TO TAKE OFF FROM PUNTA GORDA.

THEY JUST FOUND OUT.THEY'RE NOT LEAVING TODAY EITHER.

NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS IS LIVE WITH WHAT WE'VE LEARNED ABOUT THIS SERIES OF CANCELLATIONS. Return to index of stories...


ALLEGIANT FLIGHT DELAYS-REM LIVE


ALLEGIANT AIR OFFICIALS are QUICK TO say IT ALL HAS TO DO WITH THE WEATHER.

THE PILOTS SIMPLY CANNOT LAND OR TAKE OFF IN THESE CONDITIONS

bUT MANY ANGRY AIRLINE TRAVELERS AREN'T BUYING IT.

NOW THEY'RE TAKING ACTION. Return to index of stories...


ALLEGIANT FLIGHT DELAYS-PKG


WAVE AFTER WAVE OF ANGRY PASSENGERS STORM OUT OF PUNTA GORDA AIRPORT.

53:12 "People are angry people are upset and I don't blame them." Mike Book

ALLEGIANT AIR TELLING TRAVELERS ALL FLIGHTS OUT OF THE AIRPORT HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR TODAY-

CITING WEATHER AS THE CAUSE.

THE RECEPTION LESS THAN POSITIVE

52:31 "This is a no frill, low cost airlines that translates into no service." Book

MANY TELLING uS THEY'VE BEEN KEPT IN THE DARK FOR THE LAST 48 HOURS

AND NOW THEY'RE LEFT WITH LITTLE RECOURSE

18:54 "I asked people to give me contact info because I feel because due to the negligance and irresponsibiltiy of Allegiant Air that they are definitely open to some type of action." Tim Shadle

THE RUMOR MILL IN FULL MOTION

MANY SPECULATING- LIMITED MANPOWER, MISSING PLANES, AND MISMANAGED STAFF

FOR AN AIRLINE THAT'S BEEN NO STRANGER TO CONTROVERSY IN THE PAST.

53:58 "I believe its a lack of airplanes somewhere or a lack of crew." Book

ALLEGIANT AND PUNTA GORDA OFFICIALS QUICK TO CLEAR THE AIR TO SAY NONE OF THE ABOVE

SAYING WEATHER IS THE ONLY FACTOR

BUT SOME FEEL THE'VE ALREDY WEATHERED THE STORM

05:20 " I think we'll think twice before we fly Allegiant again." Ellen Haifley Return to index of stories...


ALLEGIANT FLIGHT DELAYS-REM LIVE


TALK ABOUT THE CURRENT SITUATION. Return to index of stories...


MARIJUANA AND CREDIT CARD FRAUD BUST-trx SS


CAPE CORAL POLICE SAY A MARIJUANA GROW HOUSE AND CREDIT CARD FRAUD RING ARE LINKED.

CAPE OFFICERS ARRESTED DALIA MARIEN SANCHEZ-BENAVIDES AND YANKIEL BLANCO ON DRUG CHARGES.

MASSIEL PEREZ-BUXEDA FACES DRUG, CREDIT CARD AND CHILD NEGLECT CHARGES.

AUTHORITIEIS SAY THE GROW HOUSE WAS IN NORTH PORT --

A HOUSE ON MOHAWK PARKWAY IN CAPE CORAL WAS THE HUB FOR THE GROUP'S ILLICIT ACTIVITIES

PEREZ-BUXEDA HAD HER CHILD IN *THAT HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


KIDS KILLED SPLIT VERDICT-VO


AN UPDATE ON A COLORADO WOMAN ARRESTED IN NORTH FORT MYERS AFTER HER TWO SONS DIED.

PROSECUTORS SAY 2-YEAR-OLD WILLIAM JENSEN AND 4-YEAR-OLD TYLER JENSEN DIED OF OVERHEATING AFTER HEATHER JENSEN LEFT THEM IN HER S-U-V WITH THE HEAT ON HIGH.

IT GOT UP UP TO 140 DEGREES IN THERE.

THEY CLAIM JENSEN LEFT THEM TO HAVE SEX WITH BOYFRIEND.

JURORS AQUITTED HER OF CRIMINALLY NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE BUT FOUND HER GUILTY OF CHILD ABUSE RESULTING IN DEATH AND FALSE REPORTING. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN PLEA-SSTOPS


BOTH SUSPECTS IN A DISTURBING CHILD PORN CASE PLEADED GUILTY THIS WEEK.

ALAN JOHNSON JOINED HIS GIRLFIREND, JENNIFER SPARKS, BUT ADMITTING THAT THEY MADE A FOUR YEAR GIRL ENGAGE IN SEX ACTS SO THEY COULD RECORD IT.

THEY GOT CAUGHT BECAUSE THEY LEFT A CELL PHONE WITH THE RECORDINGS IN A WALMART SHOPPING CART.

HE FACES 25 TO 50 YEARS IN PRISON.

SHE FACES 15 TO 30 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRYAN-trxEAniBx SS FLY


NBC2 IS GETTING NEW DETAILS ABOUT A SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE SCARE THAT SHUT DOWN A COLLIER COUNTY SHOPPING PLAZA TODAY.

THE SCENE WAS OFF GOLDEN GATE PARKWAY NEAR SANTA BARBARA BLVD.

NBC2S BRYAN ANDERSON JOINS US LIVE NOW WITH AN UPDATE. Return to index of stories...


SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE-LIVEU


TRAFFIC IS FLOWING SMOOTHLY HERE AGAIN.

AND EVERYTHING IN THE AREA IS RETURNING TO NORMAL.

FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF A NUMBER OF BUSINESSES AND HOMES IN THE AREA WERE EITHER EVACUATED OR SHUT DOWN. Return to index of stories...


SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE-VO WIPE


THAT INCLUDES A DAYCARE THAT WAS ON LOCKDOWN RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD HERE.

THE PARK EAST PLAZA WHERE THIS PKG WAS FOUND IS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET.

HERE WE GROW THE DAYCARE IS CALLED HAD 80 CHILDREN INSIDE AND THEY SAY THEY DID NOT NOTIFY PARENTS BECAUSE WORKERS FELT THE SITUATION WAS SAFE INSIDE AND GOLDEN GATE PARKWAY WAS SHUT DOWN ANYWAY.

WE SPOKE TO ONE MOM PICKING UP HER ONE YEAR OLD WHO WAS SHAKEN UP TO HEAR WHAT HAPPENED NEAR HER DAUGHTER. Return to index of stories...


SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE-SOTVO


Anne Gabriel, Mother

Oh that's scary. Like I thank God. Everything is ok. But if something could've happened to my kids I could've died the same day. Return to index of stories...


SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE-LIVEU


COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS IT WAS THE LOOK OF THE PACKAGE THAT MADE IT SUSPICIOUS.

BOMB SQUAD TELLS US THEY MANAGED TO SAFELY APPROACH THE PKG.

FROM THERE THEY DETERMINED IT WAS SAFE ENOUGH TO MOVE IT TO ANOTHER LOCATION TO FURTHER INVESTIGATE.

WE ARE STILL WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS INSIDE IT AND WHO DROPPED IT OFF HERE.

WE'RE LIVE AT 5 IN GOLDEN GATE, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


BUS HIT POWER POLE-VO


A SCHOOL BUS CRASHED INTO A POWER POLE THIS MORNING.

ON ORANGE RIVER BOULEVARD IN BUCKINGHAM.

THE BUS DRIVER TOLD TROOPERS THE BUS STARTED PULLING TO THE LEFT.

HE TRIED TO STOP BUT COULDN'T.

FIVE STUDENTS AND TWO ADULTS WERE ON THE BUS. NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


TJ MAXX REPORTABLE-SS


A T-J MAXX WORKER IN COLLIER COUNTY SAYS SOMEONE PEPPER SPRAYED THEM AND RAN AWAY.

HERE'S A SURVEILLANCE PICTURE SO YOU CAN HELP SOLVE THE CRIME.

THIS HAPPENED IN THE MIDDLE OF DECEMBER AT THE STORE ON AIRPORT PULLING ROAD.

CALL THEM IF RECOGIZE THIS WOMAN OR KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


CRIMESTOPPERS SUCCESS-CG SOT OC


CRIMESTOPPERS IS GETTING A LOT OF HELP FROM THE PUBLIC LATELY.

A SPOKEWOMAN SAYS IN JANUARY, THEY RECEIVED MORE TIPS, WHICH LED TO MORE ARRESTS, THAN ANY OTHER MONTH IN RECENT MEMORY.

AS OF THIS MORNING, CRIME STOPPERS RECEIVED 479 TIPS SINCE JANUARY 1ST, LEADING TO THE ARRESTS OF 70 FUGITIVES AND THE CLEARING OF 156 CRIMINAL CASES.

i think people are just sick and tired of hearing about all the murders the robberies the violent offenders who are committing crimes over and over again and they want it to stop.

IF YOU HAVE A TIP ABOUT A CRIME, CALL 1-800-780-TIPS. Return to index of stories...


MARKET CLOSE-TRX CGTOPS


GOOD BYE AND GOOD RIDDANCE TO JANUARY.

STOCKS DROPPED SHARPLY DURING THE FIRST MONTH OF 20-14

THE DOW TUMBING 5 PERCENT. THE WORST JANUARY IN FOUR YEARS.

THE S AND P 500 SLIPPED MORE 3 PERCENT FOR THE MONTH.

THE DOWN CLOSED AT 15-THOUSAND 699, DOWN ALMOST 150 POINTS,

THE NASDAQ DROPPED 19. Return to index of stories...


2016 POLL REPORTABLE-3 SS OC


A NEW QUINNIPIAC POLL OUT TODAY IS PREDICTS HOW THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL RACE MAY STACK UP HERE IN FLORIDA.

AND IT'S SHOWING GOOD SIGNS FOR HILLARY CLINTON.IF SHE DECIDES TO RUN.

THE FORMER FIRST LADY AND SECRETARY OF STATE BEAT EVERY REPUBLICAN SHE SQUARED OFF AGAINST IN THE HYPOTHETICAL MATCH-UPS.

TAKE NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE FOR INSTANCE.

OUT OF NEARLY 16-HUNDRED REGISTERED VOTERS SURVEYED.

CLINTON EARNED 51% SUPPORT.

CHRISTIE EARNED 35%.

WHEN CLINTON PAIRED OFF WITH FLORIDA SENATOR MARCO RUBIO.THE NUMBERS WERE JUST SLIGHTLY CLOSER.

CLINTON GOT 51% SUPPORT.

RUBIO GOT 41%

BUT THE CLOSEST RACE WAS BETWEEN CLINTON AND FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH.

CLINTON EARNED 49% SUPPORT.

BUSH WASN'T THAT FAR BEHIND HER WITH 43%

THE POLL ALSO SHOWED HOW PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS FAIRING HERE IN FLORIDA.

HIS JOB APPROVAL RATING IS UP JUST SLIGHTLY FROM NOVEMBER.

IT NOW SITS AT 42% AMONG FLORIDA VOTERS. Return to index of stories...


STORM SURGE MAP-ONCAM


THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER HAS A NEW WAY TO WARN PEOPLE ON THE COAST ABOUT STORM SURGE.

STARTING WITH STORMS THIS SUMMER, THEY WILL ISSUE COLOR CODED STORM SURGE MAPS.TO GIVE PEOPLE A BETTER IDEA OF HOW BAD THE STORM SURGE COULD BE IN SPECIFIC AREAS. Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL ELECITON


WE'RE GETTING BREAKING NEWS INTO THE NBC2 NEWSROOM.

GOVERNOR SCOTT'S OFFICE CONFIRMS THE SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION FOR THE DISTRICT 19 CONGRESSIONAL SEAT WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 22.

THE SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 24.

THE SEAT IS OPEN AFTER REPUBLICAN TREY RADEL RESIGNED MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


ARTFEST FORT MYERS-trxVOTOPS


ARTFEST FORT MYERS STARTS IN LESS THAN AN HOUR.

ARTISTS AND ORGANIZERS SPENT ALL DAY SETTING UP, TRYING TO KEEP EVERYTHING DRY.

THEY SAY THE WET WEATHER DID DAMPEN THEIR START-UP.

MORE THAN 200 ARTISTS FROM 39 STATES AND FIVE COUNTRIES ARE HERE TO SHOW OFF THEIR HARD WORK.

THE EVENT DRAWS IN TENS OF THOUSANDS OF GUESTS EACH YEAR.

IT WILL FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, JEWELRY, PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURES.

WE SPOKE TO ONE ARTIST WHO SAYS HE HAS NO FEAR IN WEATHER STEERING AWAY THE CROWDS. Return to index of stories...


ARTFEST FORT MYERS-SOT CG


"That generally doesn't even keep people away. The serious art buyers

come out during any kind weather. Rain or shine! Yeah!"

TONIGHT IS THE OPENING NIGHT, FEATURING 69 FESTIVAL ARTISTS, FOOD, BEVERAGES AND ENTERTAINMENT.

IT GOES FROM SIX UNTIL TEN.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY IT GOES FROM 10 A-M UNTIL FIVE P-M.

ADMISSION IS FREE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BOAT SHOW-VOTOPS CG


THE 47TH ANNUAL NAPLES BOAT SHOW STARTED YESTERDAY.

IT'S HAPPENING ALL WEEKEND AT THE FLORIDA SPORTS PARK ON RATTLESNAKE HAMMOCK ROAD.

THERE ARE NEW BOATS, ENGINES, FISHING PRODUCTS AND MORE.

THE SHOW JUST CLOSED FOR TODAY.

BUT IT'S OPEN TOMORROW AND SUNDAY, FROM TEN A-M UNTIL FIVE P-M.

TICKETS ARE 10 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS.

KIDS 12 AND YOUNGER GET IN FREE, WITH AN ADULT. Return to index of stories...


EDISON CAR SHOW-CGTOPS


TOMORROW YOU CAN SEE MORE THAN 100 ANTIQUE CARS AT THE "EDISON FORD ANTIQUE CAR SHOW."

IT'S AT THE EDISON AND FORD WINTER ESTATES, ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD IN FORT MYERS.

IT GOES FROM TEN A-M TO TWO P-M.

ADMISSION IS 15 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS.

FIVE FOR CHILDREN

AND YOU CAN GET INTO THE HOMES, GARDENS, LAB AND MUSEUM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-1 SHOT


CAPE CORAL IS NOT A GAY FRIENDLY CITY, ACCORDING TO A NATIONAL RANKING.

STILL TO COME AT FIVE, THE NEW MAYOR TELLS NBC 2 SHE WANTS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

PLUS:

so we all know distracted driving is a problem. But what about having

one of these guys in your lap? MJ in Englewood wants to know are

there are laws that require dogs to be restrained while the vehicle is

moving? Good Question." Return to index of stories...


TZ1 B) gq driving with pets-SOTTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

MORE WARMTH FOR THE WEEKEND

We closed the work week with plenty of clouds and scattered showers across the region. But Friday also featured warmer weather, with highs climbing into the 70s area wide.

The clouds and a few showers will persist this evening, with temps falling into the 60s. More clouds are likely overnight, with mild lows only in the mid 60s. Low clouds and fog may also develop late tonight towards daybreak.

The warmup continues into Saturday. The clouds will remain, but some sunshine is expected. Highs will climb into the low 80s. A few sprinkles will also be possible, but most areas will stay dry.

The weather improves greatly heading into Sunday. We will see plenty of sunshine all day long with even warmer highs in the mid 80s.

The dry and warm weather will stay in place for the start of next week as well. Expect plenty of sun both Monday & Tuesday, with highs again in the mid 80s.

A few sprinkles will be possible late week, but it still looks like many areas will remain dry. High temps all next week will stay in the 80s. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHAD-2-SHOT, SS


AMERICANS LOVE PETS.

80-MILLION DOGS LIVE IN U-S HOMES.

AND SOME PEOPLE TAKE THE DOGS JUST ABOUT EVERYWHERE THEY GO.

TONIGHT'S GOOD QUESTION COMES FROM M-J IN ENGLEWOOD.

HE ASKS "ARE THERE ANY REGULATIONS TO HAVING PETS RESTRAINED IN CARS WHILE DRIVING?"

NBC-2'S CHAD OLIVER IS HERE WITH THE ANSWER. Return to index of stories...


GQ DRIVING WITH PETS-PLASMA


A SURVEY BY TRIPLE-A FOUND ONE IN FIVE DRIVERS HAS TAKEN HIS OR HER HANDS OFF THE WHEEL TO KEEP A DOG FROM CLIMBING INTO THE FRONT SEAT.

MOST DOGS LOVE TO GO FOR A RIDE.

THERE'S A LEGAL AND SAFE WAY TO DO IT. Return to index of stories...


GQ DRIVING WITH PETS-PKG


YOU'D BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND ANYONE WHO LOVES DOGS MORE THAN JEN GAYTAN.

They're the number one thing in my life.

SHE NICKNAMED HER FIVE DOGS TEAM 'MUDDY PAWS.'

Alex Muddy Paws. Dustin Muddy Paws.

Remington Steel the muddy paws.

There's Maddie Muddy Paws.

and McKinsey Muddy Paws.

The one thing I love the most is that there's now a sport where you can go out and have fun

with them.

THEY TRAVEL AROUND THE COUNTRY TO DOCK-JUMPING COMPETITIONS.

SHE LOADS THEM IN INDIVIDUAL CRATES FOR SAFETY REASONS.

You don't want them to jump out. You don't want them to jump up to you.

THERE'S NO LAW FOR HOW DOGS TRAVEL ON THE *INSIDE* OF A VEHICLE.

MANY COUNTY ORDINANCES DO CRACK DOWN ON THIS. DOGS ABLE TO ROAM FREELY IN THE BACK OF A TRUCK.

LEE COUNTY LAW STATES IT'S "UNLAWFUL TO TRANSPORT ANY ANIMAL IN ANY VEHICLE, IF SUCH VEHICLE IS

OF OPEN DESIGN, UNLESS THE ANIMAL IS SAFELY AND HUMANELY RESTRAINED."

You can't control a dog that's in the back of a truck.

The more socialization they get is great.

DOCTOR TERRI ALEXANDER ENCOURAGES TRAVELING WITH PETS - JUST DO IT SMARTLY.

They should ride in the back, not in your seat. Not in your lap. Not

in probably the passenger seat.

SHE'S SEEN INJURIES FROM DOGS HITTING THE DASHBOARD.

SHE SUGGESTS USING A CRATE OR A HARNESS ATTACHED TO THE SEAT BELT. AND ROLL UP THE WINDOWS WHEN THE VEHICLE'S MOVING.

Boy you stop at at stop light and all of a sudden the dog sees a bird

over there or something and they can be out that window in seconds

flat.

come on guys ready to go.

A GOOD QUESTION THAT'S PART LEGAL AND PART COMMON SENSE. Return to index of stories...


GQ DRIVING WITH PETS-PLASMA, BNR


SO BOTTOM LINE - IT'S JUST NOT A GOOD IDEA TO DRIVE WITH YOUR ANIMAL UNRESTRAINED.

KELLY AND PETER, CONFESSION TIME.

A FEW MONTHS BACK I TOOK MY DOG ABBEY FOR RIDE IN THE BACK OF MY S-U-V.

SHE LITERALLY JUMPED OUT WHILE IT WAS MOVING!

SHE WAS OKAY - BUT I NOW KEEP THE WINDOWS ROLLED UP.

SEND ME YOUR IDEA FOR A GOOD QUESTION.

ANY TOPIC IS FAIR GAME.

GO TO N-B-C DASH-2 DOT COM.

CLICK NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ONCAM


CAPE CORAL'S MAYOR IS TRYING TO MAKE HER CITY MORE ACCEPTING OF DIVERSITY.

WHAT SHE PLANS TO DO AFTER A GAY RIGHTS GROUP SAYS THE CITY IS ONE OF THE WORST WHEN IT COMES TO BEING GAY FRIENDLY Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) REPORT SAYS CAPE ISN'T GAY FRIENDLY-VO WIPE


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TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS


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REPORT SAYS CAPE ISN'T GAY FRIENDLY-TC MON


A NEW RANKING SLAMS CAPE CORAL FOR THE TREATMENT OF GAYS AND LESBIANS.

A NATIONAL GAY RIGHTS GROUP LISTS THE CITY AMONG THE WORST IN THE NATION.

BUT THE CITY'S NEW MAYOR TELLS OUR STEVE CAMPION SHE PLANS TO CHANGE THAT. Return to index of stories...


REPORT SAYS CAPE ISN'T GAY FRIENDLY-PKG


0227 "It's beautiful. It's paradise."

REALTOR TED CAMPBELL COUNTS ON THIS VIEW. TO SELL CAPE CORAL.

0216 "I think it is one of the most ideal places in Florida to live."

HE'S SPENT THE PAST 12 YEARS.

CATERING TO THE GAY COMMUNITY.

0508 "Part of the reason people reach out to me for a realtor because they need to know there will be some type of protection."

THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN SCORED THE CITY TEN OUT OF100 ON L-G-B-T RIGHTS

. AMONG THE WORST IN THE NATION.

CAPE CORAL SHARES A RANKING WITH PLACES

LIKE BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA, PROVO UTAH, ABERDEEN SOUTH DAKOTA, AND LARAMIE WYOMING.

0636 "Part of the responsibility for that rests on the shoulders of the gay and lesbian community. No marginalized group ever got handed to them protection. They had to go and fight for it."

"Part of the reason for Cape Coral's dismal score, members of the LGBT community can be fired from their jobs, kicked out of restaurants, and turned away from buying homes just because of their orientation."

0123 "My big goal is to always have everybody feel like they are part of the city that they are included. and feel like they're not segregated out."

TO EARN MORE POINTS -

THE CITY COULD ADOPT AN ORDINANCE BANNING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST GAYS,

PROVIDE BENEFITS TO CITY EMPLOYEE'S SAME-SEX PARTNERS,

CREATE A DOMESTIC PARTNER REGISTRY,

AND ENACT ANTI-BULLYING POLIICES.

0353 "I certainly think its time to start having those discussions."

CAMPBELL CLAIMS A GAY-FRIENDLY CITY ALREADY EXISTS IN THE CAPE.

0645 "Maybe that's because the atmosphere is already accommodating even though the legal protections aren't there. Maybe part of the reason is we haven't pressed it."

IN CAPE CORAL, STEVE CAMPION, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


NEXT AT 5:30 --

A DOG -- WITH A LARGE TUMOR -- ABANDONED IN A NORTH FORT MYERS DOG PARK.

THE DOG SO SICK --

IT HAD TO BE PUT DOWN.

TONIGHT --

POLICE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP --

NINE MONTHS AFTER A MAN WAS KILLED IN A HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT IN PORT CHARLOTTE -- JUSTICE FOR HIS FAMILY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY CAUGHT THE MAN RESPONSIBLE.

NBC 2 UNCOVERS WHY IT TOOK SO LONG TO MAKE AN ARREST Return to index of stories...


A) ANIMAL CRUELTY-VO-WIPE


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B) CHARCO HIT AND RUN-VOTOPS


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