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DIRECTORS PAGE GREEK FEST-CGTOPS
5PM OPEN-CLIP BONITA SPRINGS NATL ART FESTIVAL-VOTOPS CG
ATTEMPTED HIJACKING-EAniBx 2 SS TEASE ONE-2 SHOT
ATTEMPTED HIJACKING PLANE INFO-VOTOPS TZ1 A) PUSH TO BAN SMOKING BY PLAYGROUNDS-VO-WIPE
TOSS TO HOLLIE-trx OC 2 SS FLY TZ1 B) GQ FIRE TRUCK POLICY-SOT
FORT MYERS DRIVE BY SHOOTING-REM LIVE TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
FORT MYERS DRIVE BY SHOOTING-PKG MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
FORT MYERS DRIVE BY SHOOTING-REM LIVE TOSS TO ALEX-trx 3 SS EAniBx
TOSS TO TY-trxEAniBx STORAGE UNIT MOM FOLLOW-NEWSROOM
FIRE DESTROYS LEE CO HOME-REM LIVE STORAGE UNIT MOM FOLLOW-PKG
FIRE DESTROYS LEE CO HOME-PKG STORAGE UNIT MOM FOLLOW-NEWSROOM
FIRE DESTROYS LEE CO HOME-REM LIVE ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
ROBERT LITTLE UPDATE-SS VO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
GAY STUDENT BEAT UP-trx OC SS OC GQ FIREFIGHTERS AT LUNCH-TC MON
GAY STUDENT BEAT UP-PKG GQ FIREFIGHTERS AT LUNCH-PKG
LAKE O WATER RELEASES-VO TEASE TWO-1 SHOT
CHARLES NAVE UPDATE-SS TZ2 A) PUSH TO BAN SMOKING BY PLAYGROUNDS-VO WIPE
LEHIGH MURDER FIRST APPEARANCE-2 SS PUSH TO BAN SMOKING BY PLAYGROUNDS-VO IN PLASMA
NFM FIRE VIC IDENTIFIED-2 SS VO PUSH TO BAN SMOKING BY PLAYGROUNDS-PKG
SULLIVAN RECOUNT-VO NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
EVERGLADES SEAFOOD FESTIVAL-trx VOTOPS B) FLOOD INSURANCE-VO


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ATTEMPTED HIJACKING-EAniBx 2 SS


A MAJOR SCARE ON THE NIGHT OF THE OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONIES.

A MAN CLAIMING TO HAVE A BOMB TRIED TO HIJACK A PLANE OVER EASTERN EUROPE.

HE TOLD THE PILOTS TO DIVERT TO SOCHI.

THE SUSPECT IS THE GUY IN THE HOCKEY JERSEY.

THE PEGASUS AIRLINES PLANE WAS ON ITS WAY TO TURKEY.

THE PILOTS TURNED OFF THE PLANES G.P.S AND TOLD THE MAN THEY WERE HEADED TO RUSSIA, BUT THEY LANDED IN TURKEY INSTEAD. Return to index of stories...


ATTEMPTED HIJACKING PLANE INFO-VOTOPS


POLICE ON THE GROUND ARRESTED the MAN AND ALL 110 PASSENGERS ARE OK.

AHEAD AT 5-30, WE'LL SHOW YOU A VIDEO A PASSENGER SHOT INSIDE THE PLANE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO HOLLIE-trx OC 2 SS FLY


A DRIVE BY SHOOTING AT A BUSY INTERSECTION IN FORT MYERS --

AND THE SUSPECT IS STILL LOOSE.

TONIGHT *THIS YOUNG MAN IS IN THE HOSPITAL.

THE SHOOTING HAPPENED ON STATE ROAD 82 NEAR FORUM DRIVE.

NBC2'S HOLLIE HOJEK JOINS US LIVE WITH THE NEWEST DETAILS FROM POLICE. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS DRIVE BY SHOOTING-REM LIVE


AT THIS HOUR- POLICE TELL US THEY BELIEVE THIS WAS **NOT A RANDOM ACT

OF VIOLENCE

TONIGHT PEOPLE IN THE AREA SAY WHILE IT MAY NOT BE RANDOM-- THE

VIOLENCE IS BECOMING MORE WIDESPREAD. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS DRIVE BY SHOOTING-PKG


A BUSY FORT MYERS INTERSECTION-

BECOMES THE SCENE OF A DRIVE BY SHOOTING.

DOLLY RIESOLD, FORT MYERS

:52:42 oh that is upsetting!

IT HAPPENED AT STATE ROAD 82 AND FORUM BOULEVARD.

TOO CLOSE TO HOME FOR SOME.

DOLLY RIESOLD

:52:58 I live right here- thats incredible.

:03

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY THE SHOOTER PULLED UP TO THIS INTERSECTION

AROUND 1 FRIDAY MORNING AND OPENED FIRE ON A CAR WITH THREE YOUNG MEN

INSIDE.

:;TAKE GFX::

THE MEN WERE ABLE TO DRIVE THEMSELVES TO THE HOSPITAL.

CORY JACKSON WAS CRITICALLY INJURED.

:49:16 its horrible. crime is always bed.

THE OTHER TWO VICTIMS WERE RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL AND OK.

nat pop knocking on door

WE STOPPED BY THEIR HOMES THIS AFTERNOON- BUT NOONE ANSWERED.

THIS IS THE SECOND DRIVE BY SHOOTING SO FAR THIS YEAR.

THE FIRST ONE POLICE SAY WAS GANG-RELATED, AND KILLED 17 YEAR OLD

ALEXIS WILSON.

TONIGHT THE COMMUNITY SAYS THE AMOUNT OF CRIME IS GROWING.

Rudolph Scott, Lehigh Acres

:50:47

shooting, robbing -what so ever. but its getting closer to home.

:05

Dolly Riesold, Fort Myers

:53:30 i think its increased over the past couple of years.

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FORT MYERS DRIVE BY SHOOTING-REM LIVE


TONIGHT POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE SHOOTER.

TAKE A LOOK

WITNESSES SAYS THE SUSPECTS VEHICLE MAY LOOK LIKE THIS.

A SMOKEY GRAY 4 DOOR SEDAN WITH DARK TINTED WINDOWS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU ARE URGED TO CALL CRIME STOPPERS.

HH LIVE IN FM NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO TY-trxEAniBx


TWO CHILDREN WERE BURNED AND THEIR GREAT GRANDMOTHER IS IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER THEIR HOUSE WENT UP IN FLAMES.

THEIR DOG NEVER MADE IT OUT.

IT HAPPENED IN ALVA ALONG NORTH RIVER ROAD.

NBC 2'S TY RUSSELL IS LIVE THERE WITH THE LATEST ON WHAT THE FAMILY PLANS TO DO NOW. Return to index of stories...


FIRE DESTROYS LEE CO HOME-REM LIVE


THIS FIRE DESTROYED A HOUSE WHERE FOUR FOUR GENERATIONS LIVED.

RELATIVES ARE HOPING TO REBUILD IN THIS EXACT SPOT. Return to index of stories...


FIRE DESTROYS LEE CO HOME-PKG


1:25:24-1:25:28 "We just lost everything, so we have to start over new."

DONNA WOODARD GREW UP IN THIS ALVA HOME OFF NORTH RIVER ROAD.

IT'S NOW CHARRED RUBBLE.

SHE STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S GONE.

01:25:10-1:25:15 "It's just hard, it's really not sunken it yet. It's

a lot, a lot."

WOODARD'S 73-YEAR-OLD MOM IS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR BREATHING IN TOO MUCH SMOKE.

RELATIVES SAY A 2 AND A 5 YEAR OLD HAVE FLASH BURNS ON THEIR ARMS.

A 26-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS ALSO MADE IT OUT OF THE HOME.

1:25:19-1:25:26 "My mom is sick. She's on oxygen. The children and my

daughter, you know, they just lost everything."

EVERYTHING IN THIS HOME WENT UP IN FLAMES AROUND TEN THIS MORNING.

BAYSHORE FIRE CREWS EVEN BROUGHT IN EXTRA TRUCKS TO HELP FIGHT THE FLAMES.

13:35-13:44 "It was an all old lighter pinned wood house that once the

fire began, it didn't take long to consume the entire house."

CREWS TRIED TO SALVAGE AS MUCH AS THEY COULD.

BUT ALL THATS LEFT ARE TWO BOATS, A BASKETBALL HOOP AND POLE, ALONG

WITH THE CHIMNEY.

BUT THE FAMILY'S THEEE YEAR OLD DOG, LEYLA, DIED IN THE FIRE.

01:24:18-01/24:22 "She was the baby, family pet."

THE RED CROSS IS STEPPING IN TO HELP THE FAMILY OF FOUR. Return to index of stories...


FIRE DESTROYS LEE CO HOME-REM LIVE


THE HOME IS A TOTAL LOSS.

THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL HAS BEEN CALLED IN TO INVESTIGATE.

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ROBERT LITTLE UPDATE-SS VO


A FORMER CHURCH VOLUNTEER NOW ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A CHILD IS BEING FORCED FROM HIS APARTMENT.

ROBERT LITTLE HAS AGREED TO LEAVE THE VILLA FRANCISO COMPLEX IMMEDIATELY.

IT'S CHURCH-OWNED APARTMENT THAT SITS RIGHT BEHIND SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER SCHOOL IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

THE DIOCESE TELLS NBC2 IT TAKES THIS SITUATION VERY SERIOUSLY.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED LITTLE--

AFTER A BOY CLAIMS HE TOUCHED HIM INAPPROPRIATELY ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION AT A HOME ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

LITTLE USED TO SERVE COMMUNION AFTER PASSING A BACKGROUND CHECK. Return to index of stories...


GAY STUDENT BEAT UP-trx OC SS OC


A STUDENT AT EAST LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL TELLS NBC 2 HE WAS ATTACKED IN THE CAFETERIA BY ANOTHER STUDENT BECAUSE HE IS GAY.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED 18 YEAR OLD, JAMES GRIFFIN FOR BATTERY

AS NBC2S CHRISTINA LUSBY DISCOVERED, ANOTHER STUDENT WHO STEPPED IN TO DEFEND THE GAY STUDENTS, IS FACING SUSPENSION FROM SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


GAY STUDENT BEAT UP-PKG


VICTIM JONATHAN COLON SAYS IT BEGAN WITH HOMOPHOBIC SLURS--

ONES HE SAYS JAMES GRIFFIN SHOUTED AT HIM AS COLON WALKED INTO THE SCHOOL CAFETERIA.

AFTER A FEW GESTURES FROM COLON -- REPORTS SHOW GRIFFIN GOT PHYSICAL.

Jonathan Colon

Victim

6:05 he threw a carton of milk in my face and then he punch me in my face and then he punched me in the back of the head 16:11

STUDENTS AND COLON SAY-- GRIFFIN HIT HIM FOR BEING GAY.

Alexis Baylone

Freshman

11:23 thats not really right because he's gay you're gonna hit him?11:25

NOT EVERYONE STOOD BY TO WATCH.

A SENIOR FOOTBALL PLAYER NAMED MARC--

WHO DIDN'T KNOW COLON--

CAME TO HIS DEFENSE.

HE AND GRIFFIN GOT INTO A FIGHT.

Jonathan Colon

Victim

17:47 he had no reason to do it and he did a really good thing now what he did was wrong but his intentions were good 17:54

DEPUTIES ARRESTED GRIFFIN.

TONIGHT MARC, THE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR, IS SUSPENDED AND FACES EXPULSION.

Josh Dieudonne

Freshman

9:07 he just stood up for him so i don't see why he should get sent to alc or anything 9:10

A FIGHT THAT TURNED UGLY THURSDAY --

SENT A BEAUTIFUL MESSAGE FRIDAY.

Jonathan Colon

Victim

21:20 this is not about me being attacked this is about me being defended 21:23

COLON HELD A PROTEST INSIDE THE SCHOOL TODAY --

HE AND OTHER STUDENTS WANT SCHOOL LEADERS TO LET MARC COME BACK TO SCHOOL.

Alexis Baylone

Freshman

10:58 mark got up and he felt like bullying couldn't be tolerated so he felt it was wrong for him to hit him because he is gay 11:07

STILL THE PRINCIPAL TOLD STUDENTS THIS:

Jonathan Colon

Victim

we have to realize school rules were broken thats why he is being suspended but i am greatful 22:44

STUDENTS SAY THEY JUST HAD A SEMINAR ON BULLYING.

COLON SAYS--

THROUGH THE HATE--

ONE THING IS CLEAR--

THINGS FOR ALL STUDENTS ARE CHANGING.

Jonathan Colon

Victim

21:13 people have went from attacking each other to defending each other 21:16 21:57 to show my school is changing that my school is becoming better

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


LAKE O WATER RELEASES-VO


THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PLANS TO INCREASE FRESH WATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE THIS WEEKEND.

THE CORP WILL BEGIN TOMORROW SENDING MORE WATER DOWN THE CALOOSAHATCHEE.

MORE WATER WILL NOT BE RELEASED TO THE EAST COAST JUST TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


CHARLES NAVE UPDATE-SS


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAN CONVICTED OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SURRENDERED TO THE BUREAU OF PRISONS TODAY.

CHARLES NAVE HAD TURNED HIMSELF IN TO U.S. MARSHALLS.

ACCORDING TO A PLEA AGREEMENT,

NAVE KNOWINGLY DISTRIBUTED CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OVER THE INTERNET TO AN UNDERCOVER AGENT.

HE WAS SENTENCED TO 7 YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH MURDER FIRST APPEARANCE-2 SS


THE HOMELESS MAN SUSPECTED OF KILLING ANOTHER HOMELESS MAN IN LEHIGH ACRES APPEARED IN COURT TODAY.

MARTIN EELMAN'S BODY WAS FOUND WEDNESDAY IN SOME WOODS NEAR GROUP OF HOMES.

PROSECUTORS SAY VAUGHAN HAS A VIOLENT PAST. WITH CHARGES IN SEVERAL STATES.

THE JUDGE ORDERED HIM HELD WITHOUT BOND. CALLING HIM A DANGER TO THE COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


NFM FIRE VIC IDENTIFIED-2 SS VO


WE KNOW THE NAME OF THE HOMELESS MAN FOUND DEAD IN A MOTEL FIRE THIS WEEK.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY IT'S 58 YEAR OLD TERRY FAIRCHILD.

THE FIRE BROKE OUT EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING, ON LAUREL DRIVE, AND NORTH TAMIAMI TRAIL.

THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT CAUSED IT.

DEPUTIES HAVEN'T RELEASED FAIRCHILD'S CAUSE OF DEATH. Return to index of stories...


SULLIVAN RECOUNT-VO


FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN IS TAKING HIS RECOUNT CASE TO COURT.

SULLIVAN AND HIS SUPPORTERS REVIEWED THOUSANDS OF BALLOTS AND THOUGHT ABOUT DROPPING THEIR LAWSUIT AGAINST MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI AND THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS.

BUT TOLD NBC2 TODAY IT'S STILL ON.

SULLIVAN IS SUING FOR A RECOUNT CLAIMING LAST NOVEMBER'S ELECTION WAS RIGGED.

THE TRIAL STARTS WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


EVERGLADES SEAFOOD FESTIVAL-trx VOTOPS


THE EVERGLADES SEAFOOD FESTIVAL TOPS OUR LIST OF THINGS TO DO.

IT STARTS TONIGHT IN DOWNTOWN EVERGLADES CITY.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM LAST YEAR'S EVENT.

40 TO 50 THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO BE THERE THIS WEEKEND TO EAT A LOT OF FRESH SEAFOOD, LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC AND EVEN WATCH GATOR WRESTLING. Return to index of stories...


GREEK FEST-CGTOPS


GREEKFEST 2014 IS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND IN NAPLES.

THERE WILL BE AUTHENTIC GREEK FOOD, AN AUTHENTIC GREEK TAVERNA AND LIVE MUSIC.

IT'S HAPPENING AT THE SAINT KATHERINE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH ON AIRPORT PULLING ROAD NORTH.

ADMISSION IS FOUR DOLLARS FOR ADULTS, FOR THE ENTIRE WEEKEND.

KIDS UNDER 12 GET IN FREE. Return to index of stories...


BONITA SPRINGS NATL ART FESTIVAL-VOTOPS CG


IT'S THE SECOND OF THREE WEEKENDS FOR THE BONITA SPRINGS NATIONAL ART FESTIVAL.

WE WERE THERE LAST MONTH WHEN THE EVENT KICKED OFF FOR THE SEASON.

IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN, AT RIVERSIDE PARK, ON OLD U-S 41 TOMORROW AND SUNDAY.

OLD 41 WILL BE CLOSED ALL WEEKEND.

THERE WILL BE MORE THAN 200 NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ARTISTS.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT PAINTINGS, GLASS, JEWELRY AND MORE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


THERE'S A NEW PUSH TO LET LOCAL GOVERNMENTS BAN SMOKING IN MORE PUBLIC AREAS.

THE FOCUS IS ON PLACES WITH KIDS.

WE HAVE REACTION TO THE PLAN STILL TO COME AT FIVE.

PLUS:

01:15:04

I'm Chad Oliver answering a Good Question from an NBC2 viewer. Donald

in Cape Coral wants to know are firefighters allowed to use firetrucks

to go grocery shopping. Good Question. 14 Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) PUSH TO BAN SMOKING BY PLAYGROUNDS-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) GQ FIRE TRUCK POLICY-SOT


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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TOSS TO ALEX-trx 3 SS EAniBx


WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE MOM WHO MADE HER YOUNG SON LIVE WITH HER INSIDE A FILTHY STORAGE UNIT.

WE HAVE PICTURES OF THE TODDLER, EDWARD HORNE.

WE ARE CHOOSING NOT TO SHOW HIS FACE.

SOMEONE HEARD THE BOY SCREAMING FOR HELP ON WEDNESDAY AT THE STORAGE FACILITY IN EAST NAPLES.

HIS MOM, WENDI HORNE, FACES A CHILD NEGLECT CHARGE.

DEPUTIES SAY SHE WAS PASSED OUT INSIDE THE STORAGE UNIT NEXT TO NEAR EMPTY BOTTLES OF VODKA.

NBC2'S ALEX DE ARMAS SPOKE WITH HORNE'S MOM.

SHE JOINS US LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH MORE ABOUT THE FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


STORAGE UNIT MOM FOLLOW-NEWSROOM


IT'S BEEN A VERY EMOTIONAL COUPLE OF DAYS FOR WENDI HORNE'S FAMILY.

HER MOTHER TELLS ME WENDI USED TO BE RESPONSIBLE-VERY SMART-AND ABLE TO HOLD A JOB.

BUT SHE SAYS THERE WAS A TURNING POINT IN HER DAUGHTER'S LIFE-THAT COULD HELP EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


STORAGE UNIT MOM FOLLOW-PKG


PKG

Wendi's Mom

8:05-8:11"She was not a terrible mother. She was terrible this past week. "

WENDI'S HORNE'S MOTHER IS HEART BROKEN.

Wendi's Mom

02:57-03:14 "Before Edward was born she wasn't doing well at all. And alcohol she seemed to think would help her. "

IN AN EXCLUSIVE PHONE INTERVIEW FROM ARIZONA-SHE TELLS US HER DAUGHTER HAS HAD A HARD LIFE --

HER HUSBAND DIED OF A HEART ATTACK AFTER JUST TWO YEARS OF MARRIAGE.

SHE SAYS WENDI TURNED TO ALCOHOL -- BUT THEN STOPPED DRINKING WHEN LEARNED SHE WAS GOING TO HAVE A BABY.

Wendi's Mom

03:19-03:31 "When she found out she was pregnant she was happy. As were we. And we thought this would change her. And it did. "

SHE CLAIMS HORNE NEVER NEGLECTED HER 2 AND A HALF YEAR OLD SON.

Wendi's Mom

05:06-05:17 "I would talk to her and talk to my grandson and he was fine. He'd never been abused until evidently this episode.

DEPUTIES FOUND THE TWO LIVING INSIDE A LOCKED EAST NAPLES STORAGE UNIT WEDNESDAY.

WENDI HORNE WAS PASSED OUT INSIDE- BESIDE OF TWO BOTTLES OF VODKA AND AN ASH TRAY.

Wendi's Mom

06:29-06:40 "She was with her dad Thursday Friday and Saturday and she was perfectly fine. She was up. She was happy. "

BUT INSIDE THE STORAGE UNIT THINGS WEREN'T FINE.

THERE WAS NO RUNNING WATER-

AND A FILTHY BUCKET TO SERVE AS A TOILET.

Wendi's Mom

8:30-8:36 "She talks to him all the time. She Gives him her total attention."

IN COURT YESTERDAY-HORNE TOLD AUTHORITIES SHE SIGNED UP FOR HELP AT SAINT MATTHEWS HOUSE-BUT WAS PUT ON A WAITING LIST.

Wendi's Mom

06:04-06:22"We at this point her father and I feel like she totally in gods hands. Of course we've prayed for that for 14 years. And he has taken care of her obviously or they would have never been found there. " Return to index of stories...


STORAGE UNIT MOM FOLLOW-NEWSROOM


WENDI'S MOM TELLS ME HER DAD AND BROTHER WHO LIVE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAVE ASKED FOR CUSTODY OF THE LITTLE BOY.

A SPOKESPERSON FOR D-C-F TELLS ME IN ORDER FOR A FAMILY MEMBER TO TAKE CUSTODY--- THE DEPARTMENT MUST FIRST DO A BACKGROUND CHECK AND MAKE SURE THE HOME IS STABLE.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, ALES DE ARMAS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


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.

SUNSHINE AND RAIN CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

We closed the work week Friday on a pleasant note, with sun & clouds and highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. A few rain showers will be possible this evening, with temps falling into the 70s. Patchy fog will be possible overnight, with mild lows in the low 60s.

We start Saturday on a great note, with partly cloudy skies and highs in the low 80s. Clouds will increase quickly late, with rain showers possible in the evening and overnight. Lows Saturday Night will be in the low 60s.

A few lingering showers will be possible Sunday, before skies clear and drier air works into the region. Sunday will feature temps in the upper 70s.

The nice and dry weather continues to start next week. Expect a heavy dose of sun Monday, with temps climbing into the upper 70s. Temps climb into the low 80s Tuesday & Wednesday.

Our next weather system is still on track to impact the area late Wednesday into Thursday. This will bring more cloud cover and good chance of showers across the region. High temps to close out next week will likely stay in the mid to upper 70s. Return to index of stories...


GQ FIREFIGHTERS AT LUNCH-TC MON


WE ALL HAVE TO SHOP FOR FOOD BUT WHAT ABOUT FIREFIGHTERS DOING IT WHILE ON THE CLOCK?

THIS PICTURE OF A FIRETRUCK PARKED AT A GROCERY STORE LEADS TO TONIGHT'S GOOD QUESTION.

DONALD IN THE CAPE WANTS TO KNOW, "ARE FIREFIGHTERS *ALLOWED* TO USE FIRETRUCKS TO GO GROCERY SHOPPING, INSTEAD OF THEIR PERSONAL

VEHICLES?"

NBC-2'S CHAD OLIVER GOT THE ANSWER AND IN THE PROCESS GOT INVOLVED WITH A REAL EMERGENCY. Return to index of stories...


GQ FIREFIGHTERS AT LUNCH-PKG


THIS IS A QUESTION ABOUT CITY WORKERS USING EQUIPMENT PAID FOR BY TAX-PAYERS.

ULTIMATELY IT'S ABOUT POLICY.

Yes, the firefighters do use the fire equipment to go to the grocery store, because even though they're on duty 24 hours a day.

Emergencies don't stop 8 to 5. or take a break from noon to 1.

CAPE CORAL'S STATION 8 GETS AT LEAST 15 EMERGENCY CALLS A DAY.

ONE CAME IN *DURING* OUR INTERVIEW.

Chad: "These guys are going to have to respond?" Michael: "They're going right now. That's Squad A."

A CREW OF FOUR JUMPS INTO ACTION. WITHIN 30-SECONDS WE'RE ALONG FOR THE RIDE.

TALK ABOUT AN ADRENALINE RUSH!

Watch your heads back there.

okay got it.

THAT'S LT. JUERGEN SCHMIDT UP FRONT.

I have to rely totally on my driver. You know your life and our lives

are pinned to his gas and brake pedal right now.

THEY'RE RESPONDING AS BACK-UP TO A SMOKE ALARM.

Siren

TRAFFIC PARTS BUT IT'S ALL FOR NOTHING. THE GUYS GET CALLED-OFF BEFORE ARRIVING.

We got cancelled so no harm no foul. system works and we're going back

to quarters.

ON THE WAY BACK, THE CREW MAKES A STOP A PLACE THEY VISIT OFTEN.

THE PUBLIX AT SANTA BARBARA AND HANCOCK.

We cannot use our personal vehicle - we use our fire truck.

ONE PERSON STAYS BACK AT THE TRUCK WHILE THE OTHERS GO IN.

EACH FIRE FIGHTER USES PERSONAL MONEY FOR FOOD TO COOK BACK AT THE STATION.

EVEN WHILE SHOPPING, THEY STAY IN TOUCH WITH DISPATCH.

If a call banks in right now, we drop everything where it is and we go.

FIREFIGHTERS' SHIFTS ARE 24-HOURS STRAIGHT.

THEY OBVIOUSLY HAVE TO EAT BUT CAN'T GO OUT ON THEIR OWN BECAUSE THEY WORK AS A TEAM.

*WHERE* THEY STOP FOR FOOD MATTERS.

Yes, you can go to the grocery store. you have to go to the grocery

store in your district.

BACK ON THE ROAD, WE SEE WHY THEY'RE REQUIRED TO STAY WITHIN THEIR DISTRICT.

A MEDICAL EMERGENCY CALL COMES IN FROM DISPATCH.

"We had an address change on that location."

THEY'RE FIRST TO ARRIVE ON SCENE TO ASSIST E-M-S. AND AS IS THE CASE ON MANY DAYS, FOOD HAS TO WAIT.

We have to be ready 24 hours a day, on a moment's notice.

FIRE-FIGHTERS DON'T ALWAYS HAVE TIME TO COOK AT THE STATION.

SO YOU'LL SOMETIMES SEE TRUCKS STOPPED AT RESTAURANTS IN THEIR DISTRICT.

DO YOU HAVE A GOOD QUESTION?

WE READ EVERY SUGGESTION THAT COMES IN.

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

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TEASE TWO-1 SHOT


THE LIST OF PLACES WHERE SMOKERS *CAN'T LIGHT UP COULD GROW.

WE HAVE THE DETAILS OF THE NEW PUSH TO BAN SMOKING IN MORE PUBLIC AREAS.

AND ALL NEW AT SIX

A SENIOR HIGH FOOTBALL PLAYER COULD BE KICKED OUT OF SCHOOL FOR DEFENDING A VICTIM OF BULLYING.

NOW THE SCHOOL IS RALLYING BEHIND HIM. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) PUSH TO BAN SMOKING BY PLAYGROUNDS-VO WIPE


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PUSH TO BAN SMOKING BY PLAYGROUNDS-VO IN PLASMA


LIGHTING UP A CIGARETTE AROUND PLAYGROUNDS MAY BECOME ILLEGAL IN FLORIDA.

STATE LAWMAKERS ARE CONSIDERING A BILL WHICH GIVES LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THE OPTION TO BAN SMOKING IN PLACES WHERE CHILDREN PLAY.

NBC-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


PUSH TO BAN SMOKING BY PLAYGROUNDS-PKG


Nats -

KEVIN OCTAVE AND HIS DAUGHTER SPEND A LOT OF TIME AT THE PLAYGROUND.

Kevin Octave, Fort Myers

Anytime I ask her what to do, it's either playground or beach

AND WHEN SHE'S ON THE MONKEY BARS - KEVIN DOESN'T WANT TO SEE SOMEONE LIGHTING UP A CIGARETTE.

Kevin Octave, Fort Myers

19:30:14 These playground are for kids and for adults to come and smoke, they could go somewhere else. They don't need to do it around the kids. 19:30:24

HIS DAD SMOKED CIGARETTES - AND NOW KEVIN HAS ASTHMA BECAUSE OF THE SECOND HAND SMOKE

Kevin Octave, Fort Myers

I have lived it

SO HE SUPPORTS A PROPOSED LAW WHICH GIVES LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THE ABILITY TO BAN SMOKING NEAR PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS AND ISSUE TICKETS TO VIOLATORS.

Nats

ASHLEY WELCH ENJOYED A CIGARETTE WHILE TAKING HER YOUNGER BROTHER TO CENTENNIAL PARK TODAY.

Ashley Welch, Smoker

19:23:20 i didnt think twice about it. But what I do is I'm not over here with the kids with a cigarette because I have respect for other people children. But I'll go sit at the park bench and watch them play 19:23:30

BUT SHE SAYS NOT EVERYONE WALKS AWAY FROM THE PLAYGROUND TO SMOKE - SO SHE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A BAN AND A DESIGNATED SMOKING AREA.

Ashley Welch, Smoker

19:24:00 we don't want the kids to be walking around see a lit cigarette on the ground and step on it. It could be dangerous, it could start a fire. There are so many reasons why we shouldn't. 19:24:09

LEE COUNTY AND BONITA SPRINGS BOTH TELL US SMOKING NEAR PLAYGROUNDS AT THEIR PARKS IS ALREADY PROHIBITED.

SO IF THIS BILL PASSED IT GIVES LOCAL LEADERS MORE OF A RIGHT TO ENFORCE IT.

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NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


NEW AT 5:30 --

A STATE LAW BANNED THEM --

BUT NOW -- SOME LOCAL INTERNET CAFES ARE BACK OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

SO WHAT GIVES?

NBC 2 DID SOME DIGGING.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT WE FOUND.

PLUS --

IF LAWMAKERS DON'T ACT SOON -- YOUR FLOOD INSURANCE RATES MAY SKYROCKET

WHAT SOME LOCAL LEADERS ARE NOW DOING -- TO PROTECT YOU! Return to index of stories...


B) FLOOD INSURANCE-VO


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