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HLA lehigh baby death-TRX-VO GAS PRICES GOING DOWN-OC CG OC BNR
HLB lee animal ordinance-TRX-VO LEE CO DREDGING IDEA-VO
HLC collier bear on lanai-TRX-VO DRAGON RACES NOT HAPPENING-VO WIPE
5PM OPEN-CLIP DRAGON RACES NOT HAPPENING-SOTVO
LEHIGH BABY DEATH INVESTIGATION-2 SHOT PUSH SS 'WINGS OF FREEDOM' TOUR-SS
LEHIGH BABY DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE TEASE ONE-NO SHOT
LEHIGH BABY DEATH INVESTIGATION-PKG TZ1 A) BEARS IN COLLIER COUNTY-trxVOTOPS WIPE
LEHIGH BABY DEATH INVESTIGATION-ONCAM TZ1 B) GQ YELLOW LIGHTS-SOTTOPS
LEHIGH BABY DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
TOSS TO JOE-trx OC EAniBx MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
EMS MOVING OUT OF HOTELS-LIVEU 2 ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
EMS MOVING OUT OF HOTELS-VO WIPE FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
EMS MOVING OUT OF HOTELS-2 SOTVO TOSS TO RICK-trxVOTOPS PLASMA
EMS MOVING OUT OF HOTELS-LIVEU 2 BEARS IN COLLIER COUNTY-REM LIVE
SPRING HILL SUITES ROBBERY-trxVOTOPS BEARS IN COLLIER COUNTY-PKG
METH MAKING COMPONENTS FOUND-2 SS BEARS IN COLLIER COUNTY-REM LIVE
GARBAGE TRUCK FIRE-trx2SSTOPS TEASE TWO-CLIP
LEE CO ANIMAL ORDINANCE-ONCAM TZ2 A) GQ YELLOW LIGHTS-SOT
LEE CO ANIMAL ORDINANCE-PKG TZ2 B) steve standup tease-trxSOTTOPS
TOSS TO GEORGE-OC SS OBX GQ YELLOW LIGHTS-2 SHOT SS
CHECKING CAPE MAYORAL BALLOTS-LIVEU 1 GQ YELLOW LIGHTS-PKG
CHECKING CAPE MAYORAL BALLOTS-PKG NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
CHECKING CAPE MAYORAL BALLOTS-LIVEU 1 A) SHUTTER THEFT-VO-WIPE
MAN USED STOLEN CREDIT CARD-trx 3 SS TOPS B) BULLYING-VOTOPS


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HLA lehigh baby death-TRX-VO


NEW INFORMATION TONIGHT ABOUT THE SUDDEN DEATH OF A THREE MONTH OLD BABY IN LEHIGH ACRES -- Return to index of stories...


HLB lee animal ordinance-TRX-VO


NEW RULES WILL AFFECT EVERY SINGLE PET OWNER IN LEE COUNTY.

AND AFTER HOURS OF HEATED DEBATE, IT'S CLEAR NOT EVERYONE'S ON BOARD. Return to index of stories...


HLC collier bear on lanai-TRX-VO


dog barking

THAT DOG HAS GOOD REASON TO BARK. SEE THE BEAR CUB ON HIS FAMILY'S LANAI?

NBC 2 UNCOVER THE NUMBER OF BEAR ENCOUNTERS IS SKYROCKETING IN PARTS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


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LEHIGH BABY DEATH INVESTIGATION-2 SHOT PUSH SS


WE KNOW NOW INVESTIGATORS DO *NOT SUSPECT FOUL PLAY IN THE DEATH OF A BABY IN A LEHIGH ACRES.

THE 3 MONTH OLD GIRL DIED YESTERDAY AFTER SOMEONE FOUND HER UNRESPONSIVE ON THE FLOOR HER PARENTS APARTMENT.

SINCE THEN, INVESTIGATORS HAVE BEEN AT THE VISTA PALMS COMPLEX, OFF ALABAMA ROAD.

NBC2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY PICKS UP OUR STORY. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BABY DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE


IN THE LAST HOUR WE SAW WHO WE BELIEVE IS THE CHILD'S MOTHER WALKING BACK INTO THE APARTMENT -- SPEAKING WITH AN INVESTIGATOR FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES. Return to index of stories...


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TONIGHT WE GOT THE FIRST GLIMPSE OF A WOMAN AT THE CENTER OF AN INVESTIGATION.

SHIELDED FROM OUT CAMERAS SHE WALKED UP TO HER SECOND FLOOR APARTMENT.

A PLACE DETECTIVES HAVE BEEN WATCHING FOR THE LAST 48 HOURS.

INVESTIGATING THE DEATH OF A 3 MONTH OLD BABY GIRL NAMED DER'EOE DIGGINS.

THE CRIME SCENE UNIT--FINALLY BROKE THROUGH THE TAPE--WITH A CAMERA AND GRAY BOX IN HAND.

AT THIS POINT THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS IT DOESN'T EXPECT FOUL PLAY.

FRIENDS OF THE COUPLE DON'T EITHER.

Vernon Watkins

friend of couple

2:47 they was cool umm they was good couple they were my friends i known them since they were going to school 2:57

NEIGHBORS TELL US --THE WOMAN AND MAN LIVING IN THE APARTMENT WERE GOOD PARENTS--

EXCITED TO HAVE THEIR FIRST BABIES--A SET OF FRATERNAL TWINS.

vernon watkins

friend of couple

3:14 i was sorry to hear that about the little girl 3:17

INVESTIGATORS SAY AN AUTOPSY IS PENDING --

IT WILL DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF DEATH. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BABY DEATH INVESTIGATION-ONCAM


CHRISTINA LUSBY REPORTING.

DCF IS ALSO INVOLVED.

INVESTIGATORS WITH THE DEPARTMENT WILL REVIEW THE BABY'S DEATH JUST TO MAKE SURE THERE WAS NO FOUL PLAY. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BABY DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE


DCF IS ALSO INVOLVED.

INVESTIGATORS WITH THE DEPARTMENT WILL REVIEW THE BABY'S DEATH JUST TO MAKE SURE THERE WAS NO FOUL PLAY.

AS INVESTIGATORS FINISH UP OUT HERE--

THEY ARE OFFICIALLY SAYING "FOUL PLAY ISN'T EXPECTED".

LIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES CHRISTINA LUSBY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


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DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW AT 5--

LEE COUNTY AMBULANCES HAVE MOVED BACK INTO BONITA FIRE STATIONS.

THEY SPENT THE PAST FEW MONTHS WORKING OUT OF HOTELS.

NBC 2S JOE ROETZ IS LIVE AT A FIRE STATION ON BONITA GRAND ROAD TO EXPLAIN THIS COSTLY MOVE. Return to index of stories...


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- SCENE SETTER IF THERE IS ONE

- AFTER MONTHS OF DISAGREEMENT- LEE COUNTY CAVED AND SAID IT WOULD

FINALLY PAY TO HOUSE IT'S AMBULANCES AND STAFF HERE. Return to index of stories...


EMS MOVING OUT OF HOTELS-VO WIPE


BONITA USED TO LET LEE EMS STATION ITS AMBULANCES HERE FOR FREE.

AFTER FIRE OFFICIALS ASKED FOR UPWARD OF A 200-THOUSAND DOLLAR A YEAR

RENT, THE COUNTY SAID NO WAY.

INSTEAD, THE COUNTY FORKED OVER NEARLY 30 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO KEEP

FIRST RESPONDERS AT THREE SEPERATE HOTELS IN BONITA FOR AT LEAST 3

MONTHS.

THE DISAGREEMENT CAME NOT LONG AFTER LEE COUNTY TOLD BONITA SPRINGS IT

WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO BRANCH OFF AND START ITS OWN AMBULANCE

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Deputy Chief Greg Dewitt

Bonita fire and rescue

8 seconds

This is a total Seperate issue. One we didnt see eye to eye on.

Figured it out and came to a mutual agreement on what's best for the

community.

Deputy chief Ben Abes

9 seconds

I think there's some perception there were challenges or obstacles but

the ability for us to get hotel rooms at the end of the corridor next

to our vehicles was good.

LEE COUNTY WILL NOW PAY THE SAME RATE AS THE HOTEL TO HOUSE IT'S

AMBULANCES AT THE THREE FIRE STATIONS- A LITTLE MORE THAN HALF OF WHAT

BONITA WANTED. Return to index of stories...


EMS MOVING OUT OF HOTELS-LIVEU 2


MEANWHILE LEE COUNTY AND BONITA CONTINUE TO BATTLE OVER WHETHER FIRE

CREWS CAN START THEIR OWN AMBULANCE SERVICE.

OFFICIALS WILL MEET ONE MORE TIME TO TRY AND HASH OUT DIFFERENCES

BEFORE HEADING TO COURT.

LIVE IN BONITA, JOE ROETZ, NBC 2 Return to index of stories...


SPRING HILL SUITES ROBBERY-trxVOTOPS


NEW SURVIELLANCE VIDEO OF AN ARMED ROBBERY AT A LEE COUNTY HOTEL -- AND PERHAPS THE MOST LAID-BACK VICTIM IN HISTORY.

IT HAPPENED FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE SPRING HILL SUITES NEAR DANIELS PARKWAY AND I-75.

YOU CAN SEE THE MASKED MAN WALK IN AND POINT THE GUN AT THE CLERK.

THE CLERK CALMLY WALKED TO THE CASH DRAWER, GAVE HIM SOME MONEY, AND HE LEFT.

CALL DEPUTIES IF YOU CAN HELP THEM SOLVE THIS CRIME. Return to index of stories...


METH MAKING COMPONENTS FOUND-2 SS


A SEAT BELT VIOLATION LED TO A METH BUST IN CAPE CORAL TODAY.

OFFICERS PULLED THE CAR OVER ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD EARLY THIS MORNING.

THEY SAY BILLY JO SNOWDEN WAS DRIVING.

JAMIE WOODWARD WAS A PASSENGER.

THEY FOUND A SMALL BAGGIE OF METH IN HER WALLET, AND MATERIALS TO MAKE THE DRUG INSIDE THE CAR. Return to index of stories...


GARBAGE TRUCK FIRE-trx2SSTOPS


THE TRASH INSIDE A GARBAGE TRUCK CAUGHT FIRE TODAY IN COLLIER COUNTY.

IT HAPPENED NEAR IMMOKALEE ROAD AND 37TH AVENUE NORTHEAST.

FIREFIGHTERS HOSED DOWN THE TRASH AND PUT THE FIRE OUT.

NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO ANIMAL ORDINANCE-ONCAM


TOUGH NEW RULES FOR PET OWNERS.

FROM NOW ON, MOST ANIMALS *HAVE TO BE SPAYED OR NEUTERED.

NBC 2'S TY RUSSELL TAKES A LOOK AT THE SWEEPING CHANGES FOR ANYONE WHO OWNS AN ANIMAL..AND WHY SOME SAY THE RULES WILL BE TOUGH TO FOLLOW. Return to index of stories...


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11:54:27-11:54:37 "it's an intrusion in my private life" Ann Meyier/

Cape Coral resident

PET OWNER ANN MEYIER GIVES NEW ANIMAL ORDINANCES IN LEE COUNTY A

THUMBS DOWN.

11:55:33-11:55:38 Meyier "why doesn't the county and the responsible

breeders work together?"

STARTING IN MAY, MEYIER AND OTHER DOG BREEDERS WILL NEED A LICENSE TO CONTINUE.

IT'S SOMETHING LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES VOLUNTEERS BELIEVE WILL CUT

DOWN ON STRAY ANIMALS.

12:28:40-12:28:48 Bree Carlia/ volunteer "it's crazy the amount of

dogs that are out there, that need homes already. The population

problem is a problem."

ALSO IN MAY, EVERY PET OWNERS MUST SPAY AND NEUTER THEIR DOGS UNLESS YOU ARE A LICENSED BREEDER OR A HUNTER.

THERE WILL BE HELP FOR PET OWNERS WHO ARE TIGHT ON CASH.

Donna Ward/ animal services director 12:32:05-12:32:10 "so there's no

excuse to have your animal sterilized if your financially

disadvantaged. We can help you with that."

AN ANTI-TETHERING LAW WILL GO INTO EFFECT, TOO --

MEANING PET OWNERS WON'T BE ALLOWED TO TIE UP THEIR ANIMALS OUTSIDE.

AN ISSUE THAT WAS LIKE ADDING FUEL TO THE FIRE OF AN ALREADY HEATED DEBATE.

NO NAME"you cannot come on my property without a warrant, I mean that's the

point as simple as that." 11:58:47-11:58:52

LEE COUNTY LEADERS BELIEVE THE NEW RULES WILL SAVE MILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

ANIMAL SERVICES WILL REVIEW THE NEW RULES FOR POSSIBLE TWEAKING BEFORE

MAY FIRST.

COMMISSIONERS WILL REVISIT THE NEW LAWS A YEAR LATER.

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FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN AND HIS ATTORNEYS HAD A BUSY DAY.

THEY INSPECTED MORE THAN 3 THOUSAND EARLY VOTING BALLOTS --

SULLIVAN LOST TO MARNI SAWICKI BY 121 VOTES.

NBC2 GEORGE SOLIS IS LIVE AT THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE WITH DETAILS ON WHAT THEY DISCOVERED? Return to index of stories...


CHECKING CAPE MAYORAL BALLOTS-LIVEU 1


NEITHER SIDE IS REALLY INDICATING IF ANYTHING GOOD OR BAD HAS BEEN FOUND.

SULLIVAN TELLS US WHILE HE'S MAKING GOOD USE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY.

EVEN HE ADMITS THIS HASN'T BEEN A GREAT USE OF ANYBODY'S TIME. Return to index of stories...


CHECKING CAPE MAYORAL BALLOTS-PKG


ONE BY ONE

BALLOTS ARE TALLIED --

POTENTIAL EVIDENCE FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN HOPES TO USE TO PROVE CURRENT MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI DIDN'T EARN HER TITLE.

"Well we got some people a few people that voted that shouldn't have that weren't registered may be some problems with the canvassing board." Sullivan

ABOUT 3- THOUSAND EARLY VOTING BALLOTS ARE BEING REVIEWED.

A JUDGE GRANTED SULLIVAN ACCESS TO ALL 15-THOUSAND BALLOTS IN THE ELECTION AS LONG AS HE WAS WILLING TO PAY.

"We just have to make sure the right person is sitting in that seat.

BUT EVEN SULLIVAN SAYS HE CONSIDERS THIS THE "HARD WAY"

"None of this money had to be spent if they would have just said 'yes' we would have gotten the recount it would have been a done deal it would have been money out of my pocket, no body else."

MEANWHILE THOSE BEING SULLIVAN SUED LIKE MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI TRY TO STAY POSITIVE ABOUT THE ORDEAL.

"I am Mayor and I will continue doing that business until told not to" Sawicki

SAWICKI ONLY SPOKE TO NBC2 ABOUT THIS REVIEW

HER CAMP HAS DENIED THE CLAIMS OF A RIGGED ELECTION FROM THE WORD "GO"

"See I have a great lawyer so I haven't really given it I haven't had to put that much thought into it" Sawicki

IN THE MEANTIME THE COST TO TAX PAYERS CONTINUES TO GROW.

NBC2 DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND CAPE CORAL HAS AN ATTORNEY ON RETAINER TO DEFEND THEIR INTERESTS AT A PRICE TAG OF ONE-HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.

WHILE SULLIVAN DOESN'T SUPPORT THE AMOUNT OF MONEY BEING SPENT-

HE SAYS THE ENDS WILL JUSTIFY THE MEANS.

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CHECKING CAPE MAYORAL BALLOTS-LIVEU 1


SULLIVAN WAS NOT ALLOWED TO TOUCH ANY OF THE BALLOTS

BUT HE WAS ABLE TO COUNT THEM AS THEY WERE BEING REVIEWED.

THE TRIAL IS SCHEDULED TO START ON FEB 12,

COUNT ON US TO BE THERE.

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MAN USED STOLEN CREDIT CARD-trx 3 SS TOPS


DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS MAN?

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CRIME STOPPERS TELLS NBC2 HE TRIED TO USE STOLEN CREDIT CARDS AT STORES IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE CARDS WERE STOLEN FROM A WOMAN'S CAR IN SOUTH FORT MYERS A FEW WEEKS AGO.

THIS GUY TRIED TO USE THEM AT A WALMART. BUT THE CARD WAS DECLINED.

THE HE WENT TO A SHELL ON PALM BEACH BOULEVARD.

A CARD WORKED.

IF YOU KNOW WHO HE IS, CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


I75 CLOSURE-trx SS


A TRAFFIC ALERT ON I-75.

THE NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND LANES WILL CLOSE, FROM DANIELS PARKWAY TO ALICO ROAD, STARTING TONIGHT AT 11.

CREWS NEED TO WORK ON THE AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT.

THE ROAD SHOULD RE-OPEN AT FIVE TOMORROW MORNING.

AN ALTERNATE ROUTE IS TREELINE AVENUE.

TOMORROW NIGHT AND THURSDAY NIGHT THEY'LL CLOSE THE NORTHBOUND LANES FROM 11 UNTIL FIVE. Return to index of stories...


GAS PRICES GOING DOWN-OC CG OC BNR


GAS IS GETTING A LITTLE CHEAPER IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TRIPLE A SAYS WE'RE PAYING AN AVERAGE OF 3-36 IN THE FORT MYERS CAPE CORAL AREA.

THAT'S A PENNY CHEAPER THAN A WEEK AGO.

AND NINE CENTS LESS THAN A MONTH AGO.

FOR THE BEST DEALS IN OUR AREA--

HEAD TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE PUMP PATROL PAGE. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO DREDGING IDEA-VO


IF YOU LIVE NEAR LOVERS KEY OR BIG SAN CARLOS PASS -

LEE COUNTY HAS A FASTER WAY TO DREDGE THE CHANNELS NEAR YOU.

THE COUNTY EYED THE IDEA OF COMBINING THE PROJECTS IN AN EFFORT TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY.

BUT STAFF FOUND OUT THAT WOULDN'T NECESSARILY BE THE CASE.

ONE COMMISSIONER EVEN SUGGESTED BUYING A BARGE THAT BELONGS TO THE COUNTY TO EXPEDITE THE PROJECTS.

THAT WON'T HAPPEN.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN NEXT YEAR.

THE COUNTY WILL LOOK AT COMBINING FUTURE PROJECTS. Return to index of stories...


DRAGON RACES NOT HAPPENING-VO WIPE


THE CHARLOTTE HARBOR DRAGONBOAT RACE THAT ATTRACTS THOUSANDS TO PUNTA GORDA EACH YEAR WON'T HAPPEN THIS APRIL.

PUNTA GORDA'S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SAYS IT DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH TEAMS, OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT THIS YEAR.

TEAMS ARE GOING TO ANOTHER RACE. Return to index of stories...


DRAGON RACES NOT HAPPENING-SOTVO


:09 John Wright, Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce President "When we started this there were only 10 dragonboat festivals around Florida, now there are well over 30… so the crew teams, the ones who do this as an active hobby, they pick and choose."

2015 ISN'T OUT OF THE QUESTION.

PUNTA GORDA PLANS ON REACHING OUT TO MORE TEAMS SOONER DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS TO GATHER SUPPORT. Return to index of stories...


'WINGS OF FREEDOM' TOUR-SS


YOU CAN CHECK OUT, OR EVEN FLY, IN WORLD WAR TWO PLANES TOMORROW IN NAPLES.

THE WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR HAS LANDED AT THE NAPLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.

WALK THROUGH TOURS ARE $12 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS, AND $6 FOR CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER.

FOR 450 DOLLARS YOU CAN FLY ON THE B-17 OR B-24.

THE P-51 IS 22-HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR A HALF HOUR FLIGHT, AND 32-HUNDRED FOR A FULL HOUR.

TO MAKE FLIGHT RESERVATIONS, GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-NO SHOT


AN NBC2 VIEWER IS SHARING THIS INCREDIBLE VIDEO OF A BEAR CUB ON HIS LANAI.

SEE MORE OF THE EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE--

AND FIND OUT THE STEPS HE'S TAKING TO MAKE SURE THE ANIMAL DOESN'T GET THIS CLOSE AGAIN.

PLUS:

:00:55:28 You know a green light means, a yellow light means it's about to change. Wouldn't it be great to know exactly how long you had before the signal turns red. today's Good Question are all yellow lights the same amount of time? 40 Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) BEARS IN COLLIER COUNTY-trxVOTOPS WIPE


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TZ1 B) GQ YELLOW LIGHTS-SOTTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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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.

WARM WEATHER CONTINUES

The forecast continues to call for warm weather; however, a few changes are coming across the computer models today and it looks like we will also be dealing with increasing clouds through the end of the week. Tonight will be partly cloudy, mild and humid once again. Fog will likely develop overnight and possibly reduce visibility in the morning. Our low temperatures will drop to the mid and upper 60's this evening.

We will be tracking a cold front moving toward Florida tomorrow. Skies will become mostly cloudy during the day and high temperatures will hit the lower 80's. This cold front is now forecast to move into the area and stall out across Central/South Florida through Friday. This updated forecast would mean that variable clouds and a few showers are in the picture for Wednesday and Thursday. The front will likely not be pushing cooler weather into our area and high temperatures will continue to top 80 through the weekend.

The long-range forecast still calls for another cold front to move through the area on Sunday. This would likely bring cooler weather and plenty of sunshine back to southwest Florida by Monday next week. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO RICK-trxVOTOPS PLASMA


NBC 2 HAS THIS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO TONIGHT.

A BEAR CUB WALKING IN A NORTH NAPLES LANAI.

THE OWNER OF THE HOUSE SAYS HE'S SEEN THIS CUB'S MOTHER, FATHER, AND SIBLING IN HIS BACKYARD FOR WEEKS.

AS YOU COULD IMAGINE THE BEARS ARE MAKING HIM UNEASY.

NBC2'S RICK RITTER JOINS US LIVE FROM HIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

RICK, WHAT IS HE DOING TO PROTECT HIS FAMILY? Return to index of stories...


BEARS IN COLLIER COUNTY-REM LIVE


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BEARS IN COLLIER COUNTY-PKG


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO -

SNATCHING A ROLL OF PAPER TOWELS - AND CRAWLING AROUND THE GRILL - THESE BEARS ARE PRACTICALLY PART OF THE SMITH FAMILY.

Brent Smith/22:07:15 "we're happy to have them but not in our lanai."

OR IN THEIR FRONT OR BACK YARD - BRENT SMITH WANTS THEM GONE - AND HE'S BEEN TRYING JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING TO KEEP THEM AWAY.

Brent Smith/22:09:11 "when they start approaching into my personal property - it's a little alarming."

NOTHING MORE ALARMING THAN WHEN HIS SON CAME FACE TO FACE WITH THE ANIMALS IN THEIR GARDEN.

Tyler Smith/22:13:07 you're sort of like oh my gosh - what were they going to do - sit there and look at me or attack me."

F-W-C IS AWARE OF THE SITUATION.

BUT THEY SAY - THERE'S NOTHING UNUSUAL ABOUT IT.

EVEN IF THE BEARS AREN'T GETTING FOOD FROM SMITH'S HOUSE - THEY MAY BE FROM ANOTHER NEIGHBOR ON THE STREET - AND THERE'S NOT MUCH THEY CAN DO SINCE RELOCATION IS RARELY AN OPTION.

David Telesco/2:22 "A bear traveling in a neighborhood getting food from people whether it's purpose or not -that's ordinary bear behavior."

BUT SMITH'S WORRIED ABOUT HIS FAMILY - AND SAYS IT'S HARD NOT TO FEAR THE WORST WHEN YOU'RE DEALING WITH A GROUP OF BLACK BEARS.

Brent Smith/22:11:27 "I kind of feel like maybe they're not taking it seriously and will take something really bad to happen." Return to index of stories...


BEARS IN COLLIER COUNTY-REM LIVE


-F-W-C PLANS ON SENDING OUT A BIOLOGIST OUT HERE TO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SITUATION

-NOT LIKE THERE'S GARBAGE LAYING AROUND OUT HERE

-THEY THINK MOTION SPRINKLERS OR LIGHTS COULD HELP

-EVEN ELECTRICAL FENCING - SOMETHING SMITH SAYS HE'S CERTAINLY LOOKING INTO.

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


TEASE TWO-CLIP


:00:54:34 Hi I'm Chad Oliver on the streets in Port Charlotte to answer a Good Question. We make driving decisions in split seconds. Chuck wants to

know, are all yellow lights the same amount of time? 46

"One congressional candidate looks to the hoops to get his message out there. I'm Steve Campion with why and how his message is getting national exposure." Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) GQ YELLOW LIGHTS-SOT


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GQ YELLOW LIGHTS-2 SHOT SS


WE'VE ALL SLAMMED ON THE BRAKES TO AVOID RUNNING A RED LIGHT.

TONIGHT'S GOOD QUESTION IS ABOUT THOSE CRITICAL SECONDS AT INTERSECTIONS.

CHUCK IN PORT CHARLOTTE WROTE US TO ASK:

"DOES EVERY *YELLOW LIGHT LAST A SIMILAR LENGTH OF TIME?"

NBC-2'S CHAD OLIVER HIT THE STREETS TO FIND THE ANSWER. Return to index of stories...


GQ YELLOW LIGHTS-PKG


THE TIMING OF YELLOW LIGHTS MATTERS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AND FOR YOUR BANK ACCOUNT.

YOU CAN GET A TICKET IF YOU'RE IN THE INTERSECTION WHEN THE SIGNALS TURNS RED.

THE LINE BETWEEN LEGAL AND ILLEGAL IS DEFINED BY COLOR.

You think all yellow lights are timed the same?

No, absolutely there's not timed the same.

If you're on a road like 41, it's longer than if you're on a little

side road or whatever.

You're right. You're right. It differs from intersection to intersection.

FOR THE *WHY PART OF THIS GOOD QUESTION, I GO TO THE MAN WHO OVERSEES TRAFFIC SIGNAL TIMING IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

I've never heard the question before but it is a good one.

DANNY QUICK SAYS THE SPEED LIMIT, TRAFFIC VOLUME, AND WIDTH OF THE INTERSECTION DETERMINE HOW LONG YELLOW LIGHTS LAST. ENGINEERS PUT THAT DATA INTO A FORMULA THAT SETS THE DURATION FOR A YELLOW LIGHT. THERE'S A TIMING RANGE THAT ALL YELLOW LIGHTS MUST FALL IN.

That ranges anywhere from three seconds to six seconds.

One thing I've really noticed is some of the lights are very fast

yellow. It doesn't give you enough time to stop.

What do you guys think?

I don't know. I don't know. I've never time it either.

EVERY SIGNAL WE TIMED FELL WITHIN THE LEGAL RANGE.

COLONIAL BOULVARD & SOLOMON - THE LIGHT STAYS YELLOW FOR NEARLY FIVE SECONDS.

U-S 41 AND MURDOCK CIRCLE IN PORT CHARLOTTE - FOUR SECONDS.

Some places that you need a little more time, they're very quick.

THE LONGEST YELLOW LIGHT WE FOUND IS AT 41 AND TUCKERS GRADE. JUST UNDER THE LEGAL LIMIT OF SIX SECONDS.

PROOF NOT ALL YELLOW LIGHTS ARE CREATED EQUAL.

THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS GOOD QUESTION, CHUCK, WONDERED IF AN AMBULANCE COULD TRIGGER A REALLY QUICK YELLOW LIGHT.

THAT'S NOT HOW IT WORKS.

YELLOW LIGHTS ARE A DEFINITE DURATION.

EMERGENCY PERSONEL DO USE A SYSTEM THAT GIVES THEM GREEN LIGHTS WHEN APPROACHING AN INTERSECTION.

WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR YOUR GOOD QUESTION.

SEND US YOUR IDEA BY GOING TO N-B-C DASH-2 DOT COM.

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NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


NEW AT 5:30 --

DEPUTIES SAY A CHARLOTTE COUNTY COUPLE TRIED STEALING DOZENS OF HURRICANE SHUTTERS FROM A CHARITY.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW A BIKE RIDER SPOILED THEIR GETAWAY.

PLUS --

COLLIER COUNTY STUDENTS WHO BULLY MAY SOON GET BUSTED -- EVEN IF THEY'RE NOT AT SCHOOL.

NBC 2 BREAKS DOWN THE PROPOSED CHANGES AND THE CONTROVERSY THEY'RE CAUSING. Return to index of stories...


A) SHUTTER THEFT-VO-WIPE


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