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DIRECTOR PAGE ATHLETE CONCUSSIONS-VO-WIPE
SHOW OPEN-CLIP ATHLETE CONCUSSIONS-SOTVO
TOSS TO LAURA-VOTOPS-2SH-EAniBX NOT DEAD YET-ONCAM
CAPE ANIMAL HOARDING-LIVEU-1 (RTR-1) NOT DEAD YET-PKG
CAPE ANIMAL HOARDING-VOTOPS-WIPE TEASE TWO-2SHOT
CAPE ANIMAL HOARDING-SOT TZ2 A) CRABS VS OCTOPUS-VO-WIPE
CAPE ANIMAL HOARDING-LIVEU-1 (RTR-1) TZ2 B) BEAR ATTACK-SOTVO
TOSS TO CHRISTINA-trxOC-MAPFLY ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
BUS STOP ABDUCTION ATTEMPT-REM7-LIVE FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
BUS STOP ABDUCTION ATTEMPT-BNR-PKG TOSS TO CHARLIE-trxVOTOPS-EAniBX
BUS STOP ABDUCTION ATTEMPT-REM7-LIVE CRABS VS OCTOPUS-NWSRM
FL COURTHOUSE GUNMAN-VO CRABS VS OCTOPUS-VOTOPS-WIPE
HOFFMAN DRUGS FOLO-VO CRABS VS OCTOPUS-SOTVO
LAS VEGAS BREACH-trxONCAM CRABS VS OCTOPUS-NWSRM
NEW MEXICO RADIATION LEAK-VO-WIPE SEAWORLD OSHA COMPLAINT-VO
NEW MEXICO RADIATION LEAK-SOTVO FL BEAR ATTACK-OC-SOTVO
COLLIER BUILDING PERMIT CONTROVERSY-trx PLASMA FL POLICE CHASE CRASH-OAniBX-VO
COLLIER BUILDING PERMIT CONTROVERSY-PKG FL TRUCK VS TRAIN-trxVOTOPS
FL HOME ALONE-SS GLOBETROTTER NO BULLYING-VO-WIPE
KERRY KENNEDY ACQUITTED-OC-SOTVO GLOBETROTTER NO BULLYING-SOTVO
CLINTON DOCUMENTS-VO TEASE THREE-2SHOT
FL 2016 DNC CONVENTION-VO-WIPE TZ3 A) STOLEN LAPTOP-VO
FL 2016 DNC CONVENTION-SOTVO AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
FL OSPREY RESCUE-VO A)
TEASE ONE-2SHOT STOLEN LAPTOP-trxPLASMA
TZ1 A) ATHLETE CONCUSSIONS-VO-WIPE STOLEN LAPTOP-BNR-PKG
TZ1 B) NOT DEAD YET-SOTVO STOLEN LAPTOP-PLASMA
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


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TOSS TO LAURA-VOTOPS-2SH-EAniBX


ANOTHER GROUP OF ANIMALS SAVED FROM A DISGUSTING HOME.

THESE ARE IMAGES OF THE 21 ANIMALS -- CATS, DOGS, RABBITS, EVEN A SNAKE -- RESCUED FROM A HOARDER'S HOUSE IN CAPE CORAL.

IT'S THE SECOND TIME THIS WEEK WE'VE REPORTED ON ANIMAL HOARDING.

NBC2'S LAURA ROBERTS IS LIVE AT LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES WITH NEW DETAILS ABOUT THIS LATEST CASE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE ANIMAL HOARDING-LIVEU-1 (RTR-1)


THESE ARE TWO RABBITS TAKEN FROM THAT HOME IN CAPE CORAL -

JUST TWO OF 21 ANIMALS FOUND INSIDE THAT FILTHY HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE ANIMAL HOARDING-VOTOPS-WIPE


LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES RECEIVED AN ANONYMOUS TIP THAT THERE WAS A FOUL ODOR COMING FROM THE HOME.

THEY TOOK IN THREE DOGS, 15 CATS INCLUDING THREE NEWBORN KITTENS, TWO RABBITS AND A SNAKE.

THE OWNER DID GIVE THESE ANIMALS UP VOLUNTARILY -

AND SAYS SHE WANTS HELP.

AGAIN THIS IS THE SECOND HOARDING CASE IN THREE DAYS -

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CAPE ANIMAL HOARDING-SOT


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CAPE ANIMAL HOARDING-LIVEU-1 (RTR-1)


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TOSS TO CHRISTINA-trxOC-MAPFLY


PARENTS ARE BEING PRO-ACTIVE TONIGHT -- AFTER A MAN TRIED TO GRAB A GIRL FROM A SAN CARLOS PARK SCHOOL BUS STOP THIS WEEK.

THE ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING HAPPENED ALONG MANTANZAS ROAD AND ALBATROSS ROAD.

NBC2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY IS THERE LIVE WITH HOW FAMILIES HAVE CHANGED THEIR ROUTINES,

TO KEEP KIDS SAFE. Return to index of stories...


BUS STOP ABDUCTION ATTEMPT-REM7-LIVE


THIS IS WHERE THE VICTIM RAN FROM THE MAN TO A NEIGHBORS HOUSE TO GET HELP.

SHE THREW HER BOOK BAG HERE.

IT HAPPENED WEDNESDAY.

TWO DAYS LATER SHE IS STILL SHAKEN -- AND WONT BE WALKING TO OR FROM THE BUS ALONE AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


BUS STOP ABDUCTION ATTEMPT-BNR-PKG


WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL--

nats bus

KIDS MIGHT NOT BE LOOKING OVER THEIR SHOULDER'S

BUT PARENTS ARE.

Sandy Sheets

Lives Near Stop

50:16 I said ok but I'll be watching 50:18

FOR OTHERS--

A WALK HOME HAS TURNED INTO A RIDE.

Vanessa Eckman

Victim's Sister

41:15 we find someone to walk her to the bus stop and no ones here to take her and someone picks her up everyday now 41:22

41:29 its definitely different, it makes me so worried i am so scared all day 41:31

THIS AFTER HER 14-YEAR-OLD SISTER SAYS SHE HAD TO RUN FROM A MAN WHO WAS TRYING TO LURE HER IN HIS CAR.

Marsha Carmona

Lives Near Bus Stop

41:23 it did spark a lot of awareness yesterday there were several cars out here that were picking up kids 41:30 I noticed a lot more cars with their children out here 41:34

DEPUTIES ARE ON ALERT--

THEY'RE IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND ALONG THE ROADS.

Marsha Carmona

Lives Near Bus Stop

42:35 we would like to know that they are safe in the community and it was really good to see this was taken seriously 42:41 and it wasn't blown off 42:43

THE COMMUNITY AND DEPUTIES--

LOOKING FOR A LIGHT SKINNED HISPANIC MAN IN HIS EARLY 30S.

HE'S SAID TO HAVE SIDEBURNS BUT NO OTHER FACIAL HAIR.

HE WAS WEARING DARK SUNGLASSES AND TOOK OFF IN A 4 DOOR CAR LIGHT GREEN OR TEAL.

Vanessa Eckman

Victim's Sister

42:19 i really hope he gets caught soon i wanted to cry it was my baby sister --cut too--i would hate for that to happen to someone elses family i really would it sucks 42:31 Return to index of stories...


BUS STOP ABDUCTION ATTEMPT-REM7-LIVE


THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS STILL NERVOUS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION INTO HOW THIS MAN MIGHT BE--

CALL THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

LIVE IN SAN CARLOS PARK CHRISTINA LUSBY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


FL COURTHOUSE GUNMAN-VO


A FLORIDA MAN DIED TODAY IN A COURTHOUSE STANDOFF.

OFFICERS IN BREVARD COUNTY SAY THEY STOOD FACE TO FACE WITH THE MAN --

BUT HE REFUSED TO PUT DOWN HIS GUN.

THE SWAT TEAM WAS CALLED IN AND THE COURTHOUSE PUT ON LOCK DOWN.

AFTER SEVERAL HOURS -- HE WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY POLICE.

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HOFFMAN DRUGS FOLO-VO


THE DEATH REPORT CAME BACK LATE THIS AFTERNOON ON ACTOR PHILLIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN.

THE 46-YEAR OLD WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS NEW YORK CITY APARTMENT FEBRUARY 2ND -- WITH A SYRINGE IN HIS ARM.

THE MEDICAL EXAMINER FOUND A COCKTAIL OF DRUGS IN HIS SYSTEM -- INCLUDING HEROIN, COCAINE AND AMPHETAMINES.

HIS DEATH WAS RULED AN ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


LAS VEGAS BREACH-trxONCAM


HACKERS HAVE HIT TWO LAS VEGAS CASINOS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY STOLE CUSTOMERS' SOCIAL SECURITY AND DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBERS EARLIER THIS MONTH AT THE VENETIAN AND PALAZZO ON THE LAS VEGAS STRIP.

THE OWNER SAYS AFFECTED CUSTOMERS WILL BE NOTIFIED. Return to index of stories...


NEW MEXICO RADIATION LEAK-VO-WIPE


A RADIATION LEAK SHUT DOWN THE COUNTRY'S ONLY DEEP UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR WASTE FACILITY.

MORE THAN A DOZEN WORKERS TESTED POSITIVE FOR RADIATION EXPOSURE -- AFTER THE VALENTINE'S DAY LEAK AT THE NEW MEXICO PLANT.

OFFICIALS SAY THE LEVELS WERE LOW -- NOT EVEN WHAT YOU'D GET FROM AN X-RAY.

AND 99-PERCENT OF THE RADIATION WAS CONTAINED.

BUT PEOPLE IN THE AREA NEAR CARLSBAD ARE STILL CONCERNED. Return to index of stories...


NEW MEXICO RADIATION LEAK-SOTVO


"I don't think the people really know what's going on at WIPP. WIPP has always been secretive."

OFFICIALS SAY FIXING THE LEAK COULD TAKE MONTHS.

RIGHT NOW -- ONLY *ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES ARE ALLOWED AT THE PLANT. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BUILDING PERMIT CONTROVERSY-trx PLASMA


IT'S ONE OF THE MOST SERIOUS CODE ENFORCMENT CRIMES IN COLLIER COUNTY.

AND OFFICIALS SAY YOUR SAFETY COULD BE AT RISK!

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT UNPERMITTED BUILDINGS.

NBC2'S BRYAN ANDERSON TALKS TO ONE BUSINESS OWNER WHO BLAMES THE SYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BUILDING PERMIT CONTROVERSY-PKG


NAPLES BUSINESS OWNER TONY DINORCIA IS TRYING TO LIVE THE AMERICAN DREAM.

05:13:47

Very small business, about 22 employees.

IT HASN'T BEEN EASY.

05:13:50

The last five years we lost about 2 and a half million dollars.

MAKING MATTERS MORE DIFFICULT.

THE COUNTY SAYS he needs even more permits.

05:14:41

Some of these regulations I think are rediculous.

SINCE 2007, DINORCIA HAS RACKED UP MORE THAN 14 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FINES.

HE TELLS US HIS BUSINESS HAS PASSED OSHA, FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND EPA INSPECTIONS.

but according to the county--

the canopies and these silos DON'T HAVE PROPER PERMITS.

KITCHELL SNOW, CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

05:00:43-:45

We did a patrol, we found out there was a violation.

STANDUP

05:21:17-:24

Code enforcement says it's a matter of safety, making sure people in and around these structures won't get hurt.

KITCHELL

05:04:18-:27

Collier County has been very successful resisting the natural disasters that we have and one of the reasons we have that is because we're very strict about our building codes.

CODE ENFORCEMENT officer KITCHELL SNOW SAYS THEY ARE INUNDATED WITH PERMIT VIOLATORS EVERY WEEK.

and they're adding up--

THE COUNTY is losing THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS A YEAR.

KITCHELL

05:07:38-:46

These are one of our most serious cases there could possibly be hundreds of structures out there without permits.

BUT DINORCIA says the lengthy permitting process is a big part of the problem.

TONY

05:11:20-:28

Unfortunately it takes about, it takes a couple years because you have to get a site plan approval, which has taken my five years to get it.

THE PAST SEVEN YEARS HE TELLS US HE'S PAID 30 THOUSAND DOLLARS TRYING TO COME INTO COMPLIANCE.

TIME AND MONEY DINORCIA SAYS HAVE BEEN WASTED

05:12:08-:13

I think that's completely unfair because if you go up and down our streets there, the place is a dump.

IN COLLIER COUNTY, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


FL HOME ALONE-SS


A SOUTH FLORIDA MOM IS ACCUSED OF DRUGGING HER KIDS WITH SLEEPING PILLS AND LEAVING THEM ALONE ALL NIGHT.

THE 26-YEAR OLD MOM IS CHARGED WITH NEGLECT.

LAUDERHILL POLICE SAY THEY GOT A TIP FIVE KIDS -- ALL UNDER 7 -- WERE HOME ALONE.

OFFICERS SAY THERE WAS NO POWER OR FOOD IN THE HOUSE.

THE CHILDREN ARE NOW IN FOSTER CARE OR WITH RELATIVES. Return to index of stories...


KERRY KENNEDY ACQUITTED-OC-SOTVO


TODAY -- A JURY ACQUITTED KERRY KENNEDY OF DRUGGED DRIVING.

51-"I'm completely blessed by this amazing family. Extraordinary friends. And so much support.

THE DAUGHTER OF LATE SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY WAS SMILING AS SHE LEFT THE NEW YORK COURTROOM.

THE JURY DELIBERATED FOR JUST OVER AN HOUR.

KENNEDY TOOK A PRESCRIPTION SLEEPING PILL BACK IN 20-12.

THEN, GOT BEHIND THE WHEEL AND SIDESWIPED A TRUCK.

THE 54-YEAR OLD TESTIFIED SHE THOUGHT SHE HAD TAKEN HER THYROID MEDICATION. Return to index of stories...


CLINTON DOCUMENTS-VO


THE BILL CLINTON LIBRARY RELEASED THOUSANDS OF HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DOCUMENTS TODAY FROM HIS YEARS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

THE DOCUMENTS -- ABOUT 5-THOUSAND PAGES -- ARE EXPECTED TO CONTAIN CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE FORMER PRESIDENT, HIS ADVISORS AND EVEN WIFE, HILLARY. Return to index of stories...


FL 2016 DNC CONVENTION-VO-WIPE


TAMPA HOSTED THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION TWO YEARS AGO --

ARE THE DEMOCRATS NEXT?

THE D-N-C SENT A LETTER MAYOR TO SEE IF HE'S INTERESTED IN HOSTING THE 20-16 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION.

THE MAYOR SAYS HE'S FLATTERED -- BUT RELUCTANT, BECAUSE OF FINANCIAL CONCERNS. Return to index of stories...


FL 2016 DNC CONVENTION-SOTVO


31-"The DNC puts requirements on the host city that you can't accept corporate money to put these events on. One of the reasons that we were so successful is because our committee was able to raise 50-million plus that didn't require the city to put in much money into the convention."

NOW - THERE CAN BE BIG BENEFITS TO HOSTING A HIGH PROFILE CONVENTION.

THE ECONOMIC BOOST FROM THE 20-12 REPUBLICAN CONVENTION IN TAMPA WAS 404-MILLION DOLLARS.

DEMOCRATS HAVE ALSO EXPRESSED INTEREST IN ORLANDO AND MIAMI. Return to index of stories...


FL OSPREY RESCUE-VO


FLORIDA WILDLIFE OFFICIALS ARE NURSING AN OSPREY BACK TO HEALTH.

THEY FOUND THE BIRD PERCHED ON A LEVEE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY -- BEING WATCHED BY ALLIGATORS.

THE BIRD HAS A BROKEN LEFT WING.

IT COULDN'T FLY MORE THAN TWO FEET AT A TIME.

BIOLOGISTS SAYS OSPREY RESCUES ARE RARE.

THEY HOPE TO RELEASE IT BACK INTO THE WILD. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


WE'VE TOLD YOU ABOUT THE RISKS BETWEEN CONCUSSIONS AND FOOTBALL PLAYERS.

BUT FOR THE FIRST TIME - WE'RE NOW HEARING ABOUT A LINK TO **SOCCER.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHICH SPECIFIC PLAY IS RAISING CONCERN.

PLUS --

"He was not dead, long story short."

IT'S A STORY YOU ALMOST HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE.

A MAN -- DECLARED DEAD -- ARRIVES AT A FUNERAL HOME ALIVE AND KICKING. Return to index of stories...


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TZ1 B) NOT DEAD YET-SOTVO


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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ATHLETE CONCUSSIONS-VO-WIPE


A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE PLAY SOCCER IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

THIS EVENING - A NEW STUDY RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT SOCCER CONCUSSIONS.

THERE'S EVIDENCE THAT ONE OF SOCCER'S MOST EXCITING PLAYS -- A HEADER -- CAN CAUSE BRAIN DAMAGE.

DOCTORS LOOKED AT THE BRAIN OF A 29-YEAR OLD FORMER SOCCER PLAYER AND FOUND HE HAD C-T-E -- THE SAME DISEASE LINKED TO MANY FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYERS, THAT CAN LEAD TO DEMENTIA AND DEPRESSION.

HIS FRONTAL LOBE WAS BADLY DAMAGED. Return to index of stories...


ATHLETE CONCUSSIONS-SOTVO


1:16-"Soccer is a great sport and its not something we should steer away from. I'm saying that concussions and constant headers as a youth and under the age of 14 should not happen."

SOCCER PLAYERS TYPICALLY DO ABOUT 12 HEADERS IN A GAME.

AND THE BALL CAN BE TRAVELING UP TO 50-MILES AN HOUR BEFORE IT HEADS THE PLAYER'S HEAD. Return to index of stories...


NOT DEAD YET-ONCAM


AN INCREDIBLE STORY OUT OF MISSISSIPPI --

A MAN *DECLARED DEAD* WOKE UP INSIDE A BODY BAG AT THE FUNERAL HOME.

TAMMY ESTWICK EXPLAINS HOW HE CAME BACK TO LIFE. Return to index of stories...


NOT DEAD YET-PKG


THE STORY IS SPREADING LIKE WILDFIRE --

HOW WALTER WILLIAMS "WOKE UP" FROM THE DEAD IN HOLMES COUNTY.

Sheriff Willie March/Holmes County

"I said 'I wonder what happened.' He said, 'I think we got us a miracle.'"

Eddie Hester/Nephew

"I stood there and watched them put him in a body bag and zipped it up."

THE CORONER SAYS HE CHECKED THE PUSLE AROUND 9:00 WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND PRONOUNCED WILLIAMS DEAD AT HIS HOME IN LEXINGTON, WITH NO HEARTBEAT.

Eddie Hester/Nephew

"That was at 10:30 and around 2:30, my cousin called me and said, 'Not yet' and I said, 'What do you mean, not yet?' and he said, 'Dad is still here.'"

AFTER THE CORONER HELPED MOVE WILLIAMS TO PORTER AND SONS FUNERAL HOME -- WORKERS WERE GETTING READY TO EMBALM HIM --

BUT THAT'S WHEN HE STARTED TO MOVE.

Byron Porter/Funeral home manager

"He was not dead, long story short."

BYRON PORTER SAYS IT'S THE FIRST TIME HE'S EVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT -- A MAN INSIDE A BODY BAG KICKING TO GET OUT.

Reporter: "So, he missed it by how much?"

Porter: "I don't know, I don't know."

Reporter: "A couple of minutes, maybe."

Porter: "Nope, nope, nope. More than that maybe. We definitely was not going to do any to him -"

Reporter: "Once you saw that he was alive."

Porter: "Right, right, that he was not deceased."

PARAMEDICS RUSHED WILLIAMS HIM TO THE HOSPITAL, WHERE TONIGHT FAMILY MEMBERS SAY -- THEY'RE HAPPY HE'S ALIVE.

Eddie Hester/Nephew

"I don't know how long he going to be here. But he back right now. That's all that counts." Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


TONIGHT -- LOCAL FISHERMAN ARE CROSSING THEIR FINGERS.

THAT'S BECAUSE THEY SAY - SO FAR -- STONE CRAB SEASON IS ONE OF THE WORST -- EVER.

AND TODAY NBC 2 LEARNED --ANOTHER SEA CREATURE IS TO BLAME.

PLUS --

44-"It was just a tackle match for a second. He got ahold of my clothes, I started punched him

A FLORIDA MAN CLAIMS HE BARELY ESCAPED BEING ATTACKED BY A BEAR OVERNIGHT AND HAS THE CUTS TO PROVE IT.

BUT NOW -- HE'S BACKTRACKING.

NEXT - HOW HE REALLY GOT THOSE CUTS ON HIS HAND. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) CRABS VS OCTOPUS-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B) BEAR ATTACK-SOTVO


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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.

The frontal system that brought yesterday's unsettled weather and last night's

rain is moving away today. Drier North and NW winds have brought a clearing

trend this morning, and we're expecting plenty of sunshine for our Friday after-

noon. High pressure is expected to settle in over Florida this weekend, insuring

a dry, sunny pattern for our Saturday and Sunday. Morning lows will start in the

cool 50s, but afternoons will be delightful with highs reaching the lower 80s.

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.

The frontal system that brought yesterday's unsettled weather and last night's

rain is moving away today. Drier North and NW winds have brought a clearing

trend this morning, and we're expecting plenty of sunshine for our Friday after-

noon. High pressure is expected to settle in over Florida this weekend, insuring

a dry, sunny pattern for our Saturday and Sunday. Morning lows will start in the

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TOSS TO CHARLIE-trxVOTOPS-EAniBX


IT'S SHAPING UP TO BE ONE OF THE WORST STONE CRAB SEASONS ON RECORD.

FISHERMEN TELL US OCTOPI ARE STEALING THE CRABS RIGHT OUT OF THEIR TRAPS.

NBC-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN SPENT THE AFTERNOON ON PINE ISLAND TALKING WITH CRABBERS.

CHARLIE? Return to index of stories...


CRABS VS OCTOPUS-NWSRM


A CRAB TRAP IS LIKE A DINER FOR AN OCTOPUS.

THE CRABS CAN'T GO ANYWHERE SO AN OCTOPUS CAN GO TO TOWN EATING EVERYTHING IN THE TRAP.

ON A TYPICAL DAY -- DURING A GOOD SEASON -- ONE CRABBING COMPANY CAN BRING IN UP TO 2-THOUSAND POUNDS OF STONE CRABS.

YESTERDAY -- CREWS BROUGHT BACK 90 POUNDS. Return to index of stories...


CRABS VS OCTOPUS-VOTOPS-WIPE


AND TAKE A LOOK AT THESE TRAPS ON DRY LAND --

THEY SHOULD BE IN THE GULF -- 30 OR 60 FEET DEEP.

THE OWNER AT ISLAND CRAB COMPANY SAYS IT'S NOT WORTH PUTTING TRAPS OUT AND PAYING CREWS TO CHECK THEM -- WHEN THEY'RE GONNA TURN UP EMPTY.

CRABBERS DESCRIBE IT AS DISHEARTENING TO PULL UP TRAP AFTER TRAP AND GET NOTHING.

IT ISN'T CHEAP EITHER.

A DAY ON THE WATER RUNS UP TO 15-HUNDRED DOLLARS.

OF COURSE -- THIS IS HAPPENING AT THE WORST TIME. Return to index of stories...


CRABS VS OCTOPUS-SOTVO


Jeff Haugland, Island Crab Company

23:20:19-"It's a shame too, bc all of our northern friends are down here now visiting the restaurants it's prime time for stone crabs and we can't catch them for them."

Julie Tetsworth, Seasonal Resident

23:31:42-"I'll pay it, whatever it is I'll pay it. Because I don't get it up north."

HERE'S WHAT SHE'S PAYING --

ABOUT 16 DOLLARS FOR A POUND OF MEDIUM SIZED STONE CRAB LEGS.

LAST YEAR, THE SAME SIZE SOLD AT ABOUT 8 DOLLARS A POUND. Return to index of stories...


CRABS VS OCTOPUS-NWSRM


CRABBERS HAVE TO STAY POSITIVE.

THINGS COULD ALWAYS CHANGE FOR THE BETTER.

THE SEASON LASTS UNTIL MAY 15TH.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM CK NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


SEAWORLD OSHA COMPLAINT-VO


TONIGHT, SEAWORLD IS CALLING FOR THE FEDS TO INVESTIGATE AN OSHA EMPLOYEE.

THAT EMPLOYEE LED THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE 20-10 DEATH OF A SEAWORLD TRAINER.

NOW -- THE ORLANDO THEME PARK SAYS SHE ILLEGALLY SHARED CONFIDENTIAL RECORDS WITH A PRODUCER OF THE DOCUMENTARY "BLACKFISH."

LAST MONTH -- PICTURES OF THE OSHA EMPLOYEE WITH THE CAST AND CREW POPPED UP ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


FL BEAR ATTACK-OC-SOTVO


AN NBC2 UPDATE HERE -

A CENTRAL FLORIDA MAN NOW SAYS -- HE WAS **NOT ATTACKED BY A BEAR.

43-"We got to the street and it was just a tackle match for a second. He got ahold of my clothes, I started punched him and he just ran off."

THAT'S WHAT JOSH HENNESSY TOLD SORRENTO POLICE AND THE MEDIA EARLIER TODAY.

TURNS OUT -- IT WAS A LIE

HE NOW SAYS HE SAW A BEAR, CHASED IT AND FELL AND THAT'S HOW HE HURT HIMSELF.

NEIGHBORS SAY THEY OFTEN SEE BEARS AT NIGHT.

OVER THE PAST DECADE -- FLORIDA WILDLIFE OFFICIALS SAY CALLS ABOUT BEARS ROAMING NEIGHBORHOODS HAS QUADRUPLED.

IN DECEMBER -- A WOMAN WAS ATTACKED BY A BEAR WHILE WALKING HER DOG NEAR ORLANDO. Return to index of stories...


FL POLICE CHASE CRASH-OAniBX-VO


A WILD POLICE CHASE ENDED IN A CRASH NORTH OF ORLANDO.

POLICE SAY THE DRIVER LOST CONTROL, WENT AIRBORNE AND THE CAR LANDED ON IT'S SIDE.

THE DRIVER TRIED TO RUN -- BUT POLICE QUICKLY ARRESTED HIM.

THREE OTHERS IN THE CAR WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

POLICE SAY THEY FOUND COCAINE AND MARIJUANA INSIDE THE CAR. Return to index of stories...


FL TRUCK VS TRAIN-trxVOTOPS


A FLORIDA MAN IS OK - AFTER HIS G-P-S - LED HIM ONTO SOME RAILROADS TRACKS.

IT HAPPENED IN WEST PALM BEACH COUNTY.

THE MAN SAYS RIGHT AWAY - HE REALIZED HE MADE A MISTAKE -- AND WHEN HE TRIED TO BACK UP -- HE GOT STUCK.

WHEN HE SAW THE TRAIN - HE JUMPED OUT OF HIS TRUCK - GOOD TOO - BECAUSE THE TRAIN SMASHED IT.

AGAIN, THE MAN WAS OK. Return to index of stories...


GLOBETROTTER NO BULLYING-VO-WIPE


A MEMBER OF THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS STOPPED BY PATRIOT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN CAPE CORAL TODAY.

FIREFLY FISHER SHARED SOME OF HIS FAMOUS MOVES AND TALKED ABOUT HOW STUDENTS CAN STAND UP TO BULLIES. Return to index of stories...


GLOBETROTTER NO BULLYING-SOTVO


23:11:14-"I learned just be nice to everybody as much as possible, don't try to hurt anybody's feelings."

THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS WILL BE PERFORMING AT GERMAIN ARENA NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 9TH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


IT'S A BRAZEN THEFT -- THAT COULD COST A MAN WHO CAME TO THIS COUNTRY TO PURSUE THE AMERICAN DREAM HIS COLLEGE EDUCATION.

NEXT AT 5:30 -- THE SURVEILLANCE PICTURES THAT COULD HELP HIM OUT. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) STOLEN LAPTOP-VO


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STOLEN LAPTOP-trxPLASMA


TONIGHT -- LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES NEED YOUR HELP FINDING A BOLD BURGLAR.

THE THIEF WALKED INTO A PUBLIX OVER THE WEEKEND --

AND WALKED OUT WITH AN EMPLOYEE'S LAPTOP.

NBC 2'S TY RUSSELL SHOWS US PICTURES OF THE CROOK -- CAUGHT ON CAMERA. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN LAPTOP-BNR-PKG


GLENROY ROLLE WORKS AT THE PUBLIX ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

THIS IS WHERE HE ALSO DOES SOME OF HIS HOMEWORK.

HE'S WORKING TO PAY FOR HIS CLASSES AT EDISON STATE COLLEGE.

AND TO SUPPORT HIS WIFE AND FOUR YEAR OLD DAUGHTER.

Glenroy ROLLE/ Laptop stolen "I proceeded to put my laptop in the

lunchroom which I perceived to be secure." 8:29:46-8:29:52

BUT THIS MAN WALKED INTO THAT BREAK ROOM SUNDAY.

THE THIEF PICKED UP THE LAPTOP.

IT HAD ALL OF ROLLE'S WORK FOR HIS BACHELOR'S CLASSES.

ROLLE " I just want my school work. Just for me to get my work on it

and to proceed with my life." 8:31:24-8:31:29

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THE MAN HAS A SIDEKICK.

THAT'S THIS WOMAN.

SHE'S ALSO WANTED TONIGHT.

BUT AUTHORITIES SAY IT WAS THE MAN WHO CARRIED THE LAPTOP BAG OUT THE STORE.

TRISH ROUTTE WITH CRIMESTOPPERS SAYS WORKERS SHOULD CHOSE A SECURE

PLACE TO STORE VALUABLES.

Trish Routte/ CrimeStoppers "Just because it's in a break room does

not mean it's protected." 43;19-47;27

ROLLE SAYS HE EVEN GREETED THE CROOK WHILE INSIDE.

ROLLE "The funny thing about it is that I actually spoke to the

person in the store." 8:30:32-8:30:36

ROLLE HAD HIS LAPTOP AND EBOOKS ALONG WITH A FLASH DRIVE INSIDE THE BAG.

THAT ALL CARRIES A 46-HUNDRED DOLLAR PRICE TAG.

ROLLE "I came to this country to the United States at Miami

International Airport with only $100 in my pocket." 8:32:01-8:32:06

ROLLE DOESNT EVEN CARE ABOUT MONEY, HE'S ONLY WORRIED ABOUT THE WORK.

ON FORT MYERS BREACH. TY RUSSELL. NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN LAPTOP-PLASMA


DEPUTIES WARN --

ALWAYS LOCK UP YOUR VALUABLES -- EVEN AT WORK.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE THE MAN OR WOMAN IN THE PICTURES -- CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


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