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DIRECTORS PAGE KNIGHT'S INN UPDATE-VO
HLA home invasion robbery-TRX-TC MON COMBATING CAR HOPPING-ONCAM
HLB desoto mercury-TC MON VO GAS PRICES GOING UP-OC CG OC BNR
HLC boat fire cause-TC MON VO TEASE ONE-1 SHOT
SEVERE WEATHER OPEN-CLIP TZ1 A) BOAT FIRE INSPECTION-VO-WIPE
FIRST WEATHER-ANIBOX STC TZ1 B) COLLIER COUNTY FAIR SETUP-VOTOPS
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
75 CRASH-FDOTTOPS MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP TOSS TO GEORGE-ONCAM
TOSS TO CHRISTY-2 SHOT MAP FLY CAPE CORAL MAYORAL BATTLE-PLASMA
HOME INVASION ROBBERY-REM LIVE CAPE CORAL MAYORAL BATTLE-PKG
HOME INVASION ROBBERY-SS VO WIPE NEW CAPE PKG SLUG
HOME INVASION ROBBERY-SOTVO CAPE CORAL MAYORAL BATTLE-PLASMA
HOME INVASION ROBBERY-REM LIVE ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO STEVE-trx EAniBx FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
DESOTO MIDDLE SCHOOL MERCURY-REM-7 TOSS TO CHARLIE-trxEAniBx
DESOTO MIDDLE SCHOOL MERCURY-PKG BOAT FIRE INSPECTION-REM-7
DESOTO MIDDLE SCHOOL MERCURY-REM-7 BOAT FIRE INSPECTION-PKG
CAPE WATER MAIN BREAK-OC SS BOAT FIRE INSPECTION-REM-7
TOSS TO CHRISTINA-OC EAniBx TEASE TWO-2SHOT
HOOTERS TYCOON DIED-CAM99-RTR1 TZ2 A) COLLIER COUNTY FAIR SETUP-VO WIPE
HOOTERS TYCOON DIED-SS VO WIPE TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS
HOOTERS TYCOON DIED-SOTVO TOSS TO RICK-PLASMA
HOOTERS TYCOON DIED-CAM99-RTR1 COLLIER COUNTY FAIR SETUP-REM26
HENDRY COUNTY SHOOTING UPDATE-VO COLLIER COUNTY FAIR SETUP-PKG
WAFFLE HOUSE REWARD-TRX-VO COLLIER COUNTY FAIR SETUP-REM26
CAPE BURGLARY SUSPECT-3 SS NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
MERCEDES STOLEN-ONCAM A) LEE COUNTY ANIMAL ABUSE-VO-WIPE
PINE ISLAND SWAT COURT APPEARANCE-VO B) MALAYSIAN AIRLINES-VOTOPS


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HLA home invasion robbery-TRX-TC MON


BREAKING NEWS AT FIVE -- ANOTHER VIOLENT HOME INVASION IN AN UPSCALE NAPLES NEIGHBORHOOD -- THE VICTIMS TIED UP AS THE CROOKS STEAL THEIR BELONGINGS AND DRIVE OFF IN THEIR ROLLS ROYCE!

WE ARE LIVE WITH INFORMATION JUST RELEASED IN THE LAST HALF HOUR. Return to index of stories...


HLB desoto mercury-TC MON VO


HOMES, A SCHOOL AND CLOTHING TEST POSITIVE FOR EXPOSURE TO THE DEADLY CHEMICAL MERCURY.

NBC2 IS LIVE WITH THE HEALTH SCARE AFFECTING AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


HLC boat fire cause-TC MON VO


AND THE LATEST ON THIE INVESTIGATION INTO A HUGE FIRE THAT SANK A YACHT OFF THE COAST OF SANIBEL.

NBC2 IS LIVE WITH THE RESULTS. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-ANIBOX STC


FIRST WEATHER

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.

COOLER WEATHER ON THE WAY

Wednesday featured partly sunny skies and a few scattered showers north of Ft. Myers as a cool front works through the area. The scattered showers will diminish this evening, with temps falling into the 70s. Skies will clear out overnight, with lows in the low 60s.

Behind the front, much cooler air will push into the region. We'll see almost total sunshine on Thursday, but despite the sun highs will only climb into the low 70s. Expect a very cool Thursday Night, with lows falling into the mid and upper 40s.

We will start a warming trend to close the work week. Sunshine will again bathe the region on Friday, with highs back in the upper 70s. A few locations inland will likely push into the low 80s.

The weekend is looking 50/50, with the better day being Saturday. Mostly sunny skies will prevail on Saturday, with highs back in the low 80s.

On Sunday, more moisture returns the region. This will result in increasing clouds and the chance for a few scattered showers. Highs on Sunday will push into the mid 80s.

Unsettled weather is looking likely as we head into next week. We'll see plenty of cloud cover with day-to-day chances of scattered showers. Right now, it looks like the best chance for rain will be Monday. Highs next week will hold in the low 80s. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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75 CRASH-FDOTTOPS


WE'RE FOLLOWING A BREAKING TRAFFIC ALERT IN FORT MYERS.

TRAFFIC IS A MESS ON I-75, IN THE NORTH BOUND LANES NEAR BAYSHORE ROAD.

We'll keep OUR EYE ON this AND LET YOU KNONW WHEN IT CLEARS. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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TOSS TO CHRISTY-2 SHOT MAP FLY


THEIVES BREAK INTO A HOME IN COLLIER COUNTY, TYING UP THE COUPLE WHO LIVED THERE. STEALING THEIR STUFF, AND DRIVING OFF IN THEIR CAR.

EERILY SIMILAR TO THREE OTHERS CRIMES IN THE LAST MONTH.

THIS ONE HAPPENED LAST NIGHT IN THE UPSCALE GATED COMMUNITY OF THE ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS.

OFFICERS FOUND TWO PEOPLE WITH THEIR HANDS AND FEET TIED UP.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS JUST TALKED WITH THE NAPLES POLICE CHIEF.

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THE COUPLE TOLD POLICE THEY WERE WATCHING TV WHEN TWO MASKED MEN WITH GUNS CAME IN THROUGH THEIR UNLOCKED LANAI DOOR.

THEY TIED UP THE VICTIMS, TOOK CASH AND JEWELRY AND TOOK OFF IN THE COUPLE'S ROLLS ROYCE.

THE CAR WAS FOUND NEARBY A LITTLE WHILE LATER.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS IS TALKING WITH THE NAPLES POLICE CHIEF RIGHT NOW ABOUT THIS CASE -- INCLUDING THE OTHER IN AQUALINE SHORES OFF GORDON DRIVE -- TO FIND OUT IF THEY'RE CONNECTED. EXPECT A LIVE REPORT FROM HER AS SOON AS SHE'S FINISHED WITH THAT INTERVIEW. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION ROBBERY-REM LIVE


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HOME INVASION ROBBERY-SS VO WIPE


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HOME INVASION ROBBERY-SOTVO


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HOME INVASION ROBBERY-REM LIVE


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TOSS TO STEVE-trx EAniBx


THE MERCURY SCARE IN DESOTO COUNTY CONTINUES TONIGHT --

INVESTIGATORS TOLD NBC2 THEY DETECTED THE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CHEMICAL ELEMENT IN MULTIPLE HOMES AND ON CLOTHING WORN BY STUDENTS.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION IS LIVE OUTSIDE DESOTO MIDDLE SCHOOL IN ARCADIA WITH NEW DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO MIDDLE SCHOOL MERCURY-REM-7


A FIRST FOR THIS DISTRICT PERHAPS A FIRST FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -

MERCURY HAS CLOSED THIS CAMPUS AND TRANSFORMED IT INTO A CLEAN-UP SITE.

AT THIS HOUR - PARENTS ARE BEING URGED TO GET THEIR CHILDREN'S CLOTHING TESTED FOR THE DANGEROUS ELEMENT -

AS WE LEARN FEDERAL AGENTS ARE ON THE GROUND ACROSS ARCADIA TRYING TO ISOLATE THE SITUATION. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO MIDDLE SCHOOL MERCURY-PKG


Alex Tavera, 7th Grader

0416 "I thought it was a liquid poison."

A MERCURY SPILL AT DESOTO MIDDLE ELICITS FEAR FROM STUDENTS AND PARENTS -

Suzette Kiley, Parent

5352 "Some of that stuff is pretty scary. Yeah, I was a little nervous."

- AS THEY RACE TO TEST CLOTHING.

Kiley

53339 "Her tennis shoes, shorts, t-shirt, and a sweatshirt."

LOCKS PREVENT ANYONE EXCEPT CLEAN-UP CREWS FROM ENTERING CAMPUS TODAY.

Kiley 5400

"I think that shows they care for our children and it is something to be concerned with."

THE DISTRICT CANCELLED CLASSES FOR REST OF THE WEEK

- TELLING STUDENTS TO STAY HOME.

Dr. Karyn Gary, Desoto Schools' Superintendent

0948 "It could have spread from shoes. They did have it in a container. They were two rooms we could tell he opened the container."

SUPERINTENDENT KARYN GARY EXPLAINS A STUDENT PULLED THE DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE - FROM AN ANTIQUE SCALE.

Gary

0910 "We believe there was no malicious intent that it was show and tell. He thought it would be fun."

THE CHILDISH MOVE PROMPTED THE E-P-A TO STORM THE SCHOOL, MOVING QUICKLY TO ISOLATE THE MERCURY.

Jeff Crowley, EPA

1438 "We get about 1 of these a year it does happen. Kids find it and bring it to school. nice and shiny."

TONIGHT - THE AGENCY REVEALS THEY'VE CHECKED AT LEAST FIVE HOMES FOR EXPOSURE

TWO HAVE TESTED POSITIVE -- ALONG WITH THREE BAGS OF CLOTHES.

STUDENTS HOPE THEY'RE IN THE CLEAR.

Tavera,

0316 "Mercury is dangerous, poison especially for a school with a lot of kids." Return to index of stories...


DESOTO MIDDLE SCHOOL MERCURY-REM-7


ALMOST 11-HUNDRED KIDS ATTEND CLASS HERE.

TEACHERS WILL REPORT TO WORK TOMORROW MORNING AT DESOTO HIGH FOR TRAINING.

ON THE NEWS AT SIX - MY COLLEAGUE JOE ROETZ JUST SPOKE WITH THE FAMILY OF THE BOY. WHO BROUGHT THE MERCURY TO CAMPUS.

HE'LL HAVE MUCH MORE ABOUT HOW THIS ALL STARTED.

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CAPE WATER MAIN BREAK-OC SS


PARTS OF THE CAPE ARE WITHOUT WATER TONIGHT AFTER A MAIN BREAK.

CREWS TURNED OFF WATER ALONG PART OF SOUTHWEST 20TH AVENUE, FROM TRAFALGAR PARKWAY TO SOUTHWEST 22ND TERRACE.

ONCE SERVICE IS RESTORED, PEOPLE LIVING IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD WILL NEED TO BOIL THEIR WATER UNTIL TESTS PROVE ITS SAFE TO DRINK. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHRISTINA-OC EAniBx


THE FORT MYERS MAN WHO HELPED BUILD THE HOOTERS RESTAURANT CHAIN INTO ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FRANCHISES IN THE COUNTRY HAS DIED.

DAVE LAGESCHULTE BETTER KNOWN AS "LAGS" LOST HIS LONG BATTLE WITH CANCER YESTERDAY.

NBC2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY JOINS US LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH MORE ON THE MAN BEING REMEMBER AS A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN AND COMMUNITY LEADER. Return to index of stories...


HOOTERS TYCOON DIED-CAM99-RTR1


HE WAS ONE OF 5 MEN TO BRING THE FRANCHISE TO FORT MYERS.

HIS BUSINESS PARTERS WERE BY HIS SIDE WHEN HE PASSED AWAY. Return to index of stories...


HOOTERS TYCOON DIED-SS VO WIPE


DAVE LAGA SCHULTZ WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PROSTATE CANCER IN 1998.

HE HAD BEEN IN REMISSION --BUT IT CAME BACK.

HIS FRIENDS SAY HE LIVED LIFE TO THE FULLEST.

HE WAS SUCCESSFUL --OPENING A TOTAL OF 19 HOOTERS WITH HIS BUSINESS PARTNERS.

HIS FRIENDS SAY HE GAVE AWAY A LOT OF HIS MONEY TO CHARITY.

HE DONATED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO CANCER RESEARCH --

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HOOTERS TYCOON DIED-SOTVO


22:28 my heart aches and I am happy he is in heaven but physically and selfishly I'll miss talking and spending time with him 22:38 and I know others will too its a hard time for a lot of people 22:43 I know he was ready to go

DAVE ALSO DONATED MONEY TO PAY FOR LOCAL POLICE EQUIPTMENT-

AND HELPED FEED FIRST RESPONDERS AND VOLUNTEERS AFTER HURRICANE CHARLIE.

HIS FRIENDS SAY HIS PASSING IS A HUGE LOSS TO THE COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


HOOTERS TYCOON DIED-CAM99-RTR1


HE PASSED AWAY AT MD ANDERSON'S CANCER CENTER IN HOUSTON TEXAS TUESDAY.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM CHRISTINA LUSBY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


HENDRY COUNTY SHOOTING UPDATE-VO


WE JUST GOT NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN LABELLE LAST WEEK.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY WERE LOOKING FOR BATTERY SUSPECT EDDY BARRIOS.

THEY SAW HIM WALKING WITH A SAWED OFF SHOTGUN.

THEY SAY THEY ASKED HIM TO DROP IT, BUT HE REFUSED AND POINTED IT AT THE DEPUTIES.SO THEY SHOT AND KILLED HIM. Return to index of stories...


WAFFLE HOUSE REWARD-TRX-VO


NEW DEVELOPMENTS AT 5 IN THE SEARCH FOR THE WAFFLE HOUSE BANDITS ---

THE REWARD TO FIND THE TWO GUYS WHO'VE ROBBED CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES AT THREE WAFFLE HOUSES IN LEE AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES HAS GROWN.

WAFFLE HOUSE EXECUTIVES ARE OFFERING 25-HUNDRED DOLLARS IN ADDITION TO THE THOUSAND OFFERED BY CRIMESTOPPERS TO FIND THESE TWO AND STOP THEM.

SO FAR NO ONE HAS BEEN HURT IN THE VIOLENT ARMED ROBBERIES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BURGLARY SUSPECT-3 SS


CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE TRYING TO TRACK DOWN A BURGLAR.

TAKE A GOOD LOOK --

THIS GUY BROKE INTO A HOUSE JUST OFF EL DORADO PARKWAY LAST MONTH.

HE TOOK OFF WITH JEWELRY AND CASH.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE HIM CALL POLICE OR CRIME STOPPERS.

YOU COULD BE ELEGIBLE FOR A CASH REWARD. Return to index of stories...


MERCEDES STOLEN-ONCAM


NAPLES POLICE SAY SOMEONE USED A STOLEN IDENTITY TO BUY A MERCEDES.

OUR NEWS PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS, SAY THE BLACK "E63" WAS REPORTED STOLEN FROM JAGUAR OF NAPLES.

IT'S WORTH MORE THAN 71 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

POLICE THINK IT'S PART OF A LARGER IDENTITY THEFT RING. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND SWAT COURT APPEARANCE-VO


THE PINE ISLAND MAN ACCUSED OF CAUSING AN ALL NIGHT STANDOFF WAS IN COURT TODAY.

DEPUTIES SAY DUANE WYATT BARRICADED HIMSELF INSIDE HIS SAINT JAMES CITY HOUSE, AFTER HOLDING A MAN AT GUNPOINT.

WYATT FACES AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, KIDNAPPING, FALSE IMPRISONMENT AND BATTERY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


KNIGHT'S INN UPDATE-VO


THE OWNER OF A MOTEL IS FIRING BACK- AFTER NEIGHBORS CLAIMED IT'S A HUB FOR CRIME.

CHAZ PATEL OWNS THE KNIGHTS INN OFF US 41 IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS, DEPUTIES HAVE STOPPED THERE MORE THAN 15 HUNDRED TIMES.

PATEL SAYS HE BOUGHT IT 2 YEARS AGO AND INVESTED MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS TO CLEAN IT UP.

YESTERDAY COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES MET WITH LEE COUNTY LEADERS ABOUT THE PROBLEMS.

PATEL SAYS HE'S INTERESTED IN COOPERATING. Return to index of stories...


COMBATING CAR HOPPING-ONCAM


THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS THIEVES KEEP TARGETING UNLOCKED VEHICLES.

KEVIN RAMBOSK WANTS THE PUBLIC TO HELP STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS RELAUNCHING A CAMPAIGN FROM 2012 CALLED "YOU HOLD THE KEY."

DEPUTIES ARE REMINDING THE COMMUNITY ABOUT LOCKING THEIR CAR DOORS, AND TAKING VALUBLES OUT, OR AT LEAST HIDING THEM FROM POSSIBLE THIEVES. Return to index of stories...


GAS PRICES GOING UP-OC CG OC BNR


GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO CLIMB IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THEY WENT UP TWO CENTS OVERNIGHT, ACCORDING TO TRIPLE A.

WE'RE PAYING 3-55 IN THE FORT MYERS CAPE CORAL AREA.

THE STATE AVERAGE IS 3-49.

SO IS THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.

YOU CAN FIND THE BEST PRICES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ON OUR WEB SITE.

GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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TEASE ONE-1 SHOT


DEVELOPING TONIGHT: INVESTIGATORS TELL NBC 2 THEY KNOW WHAT-

CAUSED THIS YACHT TO SINK AFTER FIRE ERUPTED ON BOARD FORCING THE OWNERS TO JUMP INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO.

WE GO LIVE TO THE MARINA WHERE CREWS ARE UNCOVERING CLUES TO WHAT CAUSED THE BOAT TO IGNITE.

PLUS: THERE'S A RIDE AT THE COLLIER COUNTY FAIR JUST LIKE THE ONE THAT INJURED FIVE CHILDREN IN LEHIGH ACRES LAST YEAR.

TODAY WE FOUND OUT WHAT INSPECTORS ARE DOING TO MAKE SURE YOUR KIDS ARE SAFE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) BOAT FIRE INSPECTION-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) COLLIER COUNTY FAIR SETUP-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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TOSS TO GEORGE-ONCAM


THE CAPE CORAL MAYORAL SAGA COULD BE OVER.

NBC2 CONFIRMED THE JUDGE ASSIGNED TO THE CASE DENIED FORMER MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN'S REQUEST TO RETRY THE CASE.

THAT JUDGE ALREADY RULED THAT SULLIVAN WILL NOT GET A RECOUNT.

TONIGHT NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS SPOKE WITH SULLIVAN AND ASKED HIM IF HE'S FINALLY READY TO THROW IN THE TOWEL. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL MAYORAL BATTLE-PLASMA


SULLIVAN SAYS THERE'S STILL A LOT MORE FIGHT IN HIM.

HE SAYS HE'S NOT NECESSARILY FOCUSED ON ANOTHER APPEAL.

BUT ISN'T WILLING TO RULE IT OUT EITHER. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL MAYORAL BATTLE-PKG


AFTER ANOTHER CRUSHING BLOW--

FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN SAYS HE'S LEFT FEELING THE STING.

05:23 "I'm disappointed of course" Sullivan

MONDAY JUDGE ALAN LABODA DENIED SULLIVAN AND HIS POLITICAL ALLIES MOTION FOR A CHANGE OF HEART IN THE MAYORAL RECOUNT CASE.

09:01 "I believe that we did have a case and I do believe that proof in the pudding was that we had people in court and testified that they voted illegally." Sullivan

SULLIVAN LOST TO MARNI SAWICKI LAST NOVEMBER BY 121 VOTES

NOT ENOUGH TO TRIGGER THE AUTOMATIC RECOUNT.

09:12 "I don't think this case was frivolous" Sullivan

DURING THE COURSE OF THE TRIAL THE JUDGE FOUND SULLIVAN'S CLAIMS OF A RIGGED ELECTION MERITLESS.

AFTER BEING ALLOWED TO REVIEW BALLOTS SULLIVAN'S TEAM PUSHED FOR A NEW ELECTION- THAT WAS SHOT DOWN.

18:16 "My hope is that frankly that you man it up and walk away and just kinda take your losses now." Rana Erbrick

SAWICKI AND OTHER DEFENDANTS LIKE COUNCIL MEMBER RANA ERBRICK REMAIN CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE VICTORY-

UNSURE IF SULLIVAN WILL TRY TO USE HIS CLAIM OF A BROKEN ELECTION SYSTEM TO ATTACK.

20:40 "This is the way we've run these elections for a number of year including the year Mr. Sullivan became Mayor Sullivan." Erbrick

SOME RESIDENTS SAY THEY'RE FED UP WITH DRAMA.

23:52 "Absolutely tired of hearing about it and you need to move on" Art Campaign, Cape Coral

SULLIVAN SAYS HE'S NOT WILLING TO GIVE HIS CRITICS THE SATISFACTION.

12:12 "It doesn't make me want to lay down and go away if anything it makes me want to fight the process more." Sullivan.

HOW FAR THAT FIGHT WILL GO REMAINS UNCLEAR.

13:51 "It's much more important to fix the system that put me in mayor's seat, let me put it that way." Sullivan. Return to index of stories...


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CAPE CORAL MAYORAL BATTLE-PLASMA


SULLIVAN TELLS ME HE'LL LIKELY GIVE UP CHASING THE MAYOR'S SEAT.

A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED TO DISCUSS HOW MUCH SULLIVAN WILL BE PAYING IN LEGAL FEES.

WE'RE TOLD IT COULD END UP BEING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF 160-THOUSAND DOLLARS. 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.

COOLER WEATHER ON THE WAY

Wednesday featured partly sunny skies and a few scattered showers north of Ft. Myers as a cool front works through the area. The scattered showers will diminish this evening, with temps falling into the 70s. Skies will clear out overnight, with lows in the low 60s.

Behind the front, much cooler air will push into the region. We'll see almost total sunshine on Thursday, but despite the sun highs will only climb into the low 70s. Expect a very cool Thursday Night, with lows falling into the mid and upper 40s.

We will start a warming trend to close the work week. Sunshine will again bathe the region on Friday, with highs back in the upper 70s. A few locations inland will likely push into the low 80s.

The weekend is looking 50/50, with the better day being Saturday. Mostly sunny skies will prevail on Saturday, with highs back in the low 80s.

On Sunday, more moisture returns the region. This will result in increasing clouds and the chance for a few scattered showers. Highs on Sunday will push into the mid 80s.

Unsettled weather is looking likely as we head into next week. We'll see plenty of cloud cover with day-to-day chances of scattered showers. Right now, it looks like the best chance for rain will be Monday. Highs next week will hold in the low 80s. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHARLIE-trxEAniBx


WE NOW KNOW WHAT THIS YACHT TO GO DOWN IN FLAMES OFF THE COAST OF SANIBEL ISLAND LAST WEEK.

STATE INVESTIGATORS TELL NBC 2 THE FIRE WAS AN ACCIDENT.

DIVERS PULLED THE REMAIN OF THE BOAT FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE GULF EARLIER THIS WEEK

TONIGHT NBC2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN IS LIVE AT A MARINA NEAR FORT MYERS BEACH WHERE THE INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY. Return to index of stories...


BOAT FIRE INSPECTION-REM-7


YOU CAN GET A GOOD LOOK AT WHAT'S LEFT OF THE BOAT HERE FROM THE DOCK AT GULF MARINE WAYS.

INVESTIGATORS SPENT SEVERAL HOURS HERE LOOKING THE WRECKAGE OVER BEFORE DETERMINING AN ELECTRICAL MALFUNCTION CAUSED LAST WEEK'S FIRE. Return to index of stories...


BOAT FIRE INSPECTION-PKG


Nats- gate opening

FIRE INVESTIGATORS SURROUNDED THE REMAINS OF A 64-FOOT YACHT

Carl Natale, Boat's Owner

02:38:02 they Got a lot of digging to do and I'll help to the extent

that they want me to help. 2:38:07

CARL NATALE'S BOAT IS HARDLY RECOGNIZABLE.

LAST WEEK A FIRE DESTROYED THE YACHT SENDING IT 25 FEET UNDER TO THE

BOTTOM OF THE GULF

Nats

NOW IT'S ON DRY LAND.

THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL SAYS AN ELECTRIC PROBLEM STARTED THE FIRE.

HEARTBREAKING NEWS FOR NATALE - A FORMER FIRE INVESTIGATOR HIMSELF.

Carl Natale, Boat's Owner

2:38:23 we worked on it for over a year and it's hard to see all of

your good work in that condition. 2:38:30

HE SAYS THE BOAT'S ENGINE ROOM HAD A FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM- BUT IT

NEVER KICKED INTO ACTION WHICH MEANS THE FIRE DIDN'T START THERE.

Carl Natale, Boat's Owner

2:38:46 the rest of the boat had individual fire extinguishers but not

automatic. Just fire alarms and smoke alarms to alert us but no

suppression equipment. 2:38:55

TODAY HE'S THANKFUL TO BE ALIVE. HE'S DOING BETTER BUT SAYS HIS WIFE

IS STILL STRUGGLING FROM INHALING SO MUCH SMOKE THE DAY OF THE FIRE.

OTHER BOATERS CAN'T BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE NATALES ARE GOING THROUGH.

Wayne Abbott, Boater visiting area

2:41:02 I have a boat back home and I couldn't imagine having a fire

on it especially out in the open. 2:41:09

Carl Natale, Boat's Owner

2:40:06 we'll see where we go from here. Now it's in their hands to

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BOAT FIRE INSPECTION-REM-7


NATALE SAYS HIS INSURANCE COMPANY MAY BE OUT HERE OVER THE NEXT FEW

DAYS TO FINISH ITS INVESTIGATION.

THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL SAYS THIS ISN'T ARSON.

LIVE ON SAN CARLOS ISLAND, CK, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


THE COLLIER COUNTY FAIR IS ABOUT TO OPEN. TONIGHT WE FOUND OUT ONE OF THE RIDES HERE IS THE SAME TYPE THAT INJURED FIVE CHILDREN LAST YEAR IN LEE COUNTY.

NEXT AT FIVE, NBC 2 TAKES YOU ALONG FOR A SAFETY INSPECTION. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) COLLIER COUNTY FAIR SETUP-VO WIPE


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TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS


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TOSS TO RICK-PLASMA


THE COLLIER COUNTY FAIR STARTS TOMORROW.

WE FOUND ONE OF THE RIDES IS JUST LIKE THE RIDE THAT INJURED 5 KIDS LAST YEAR IN LEE COUNTY.

NBC2'S RICK RITTER WAS THERE TODAY AS INSPECTORS TOOK AN EXTRA CLOSE LOOK. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER COUNTY FAIR SETUP-REM26


-HOURS SPENT ON EACH RIDE

-STARTS WITH THESE BLOCKS HERE, FOUNDATION

-THEN EVERY SCREW, NUT, BOLT - AT LEAST 100 ALONE ON THIS RIDE

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COLLIER COUNTY FAIR SETUP-PKG


FOOD, GAMES AND PLENTY OF ENTERTAINMENT

THERE'S NO DOUBT THE COLLIER COUNTY FAIR WILL HAVE EVERYTHING YOU'RE LOOKING FOR.

BUT AS ALWAYS, MOST OF THE ATTENTION WILL BE ON THE SAFETY OF THE RIDES - MORE THAN *SIXTY* OF THEM

AND AFTER AN INCIDENT AT THE LEHIGH FAIR LAST YEAR THAT LEFT 5 KIDS INJURED -

Ricky Reithoffer/Owner, Manger Reithoffer Shows/

8:07:15 "it's actually the most important thing and it's the first thing on our minds."

THOSE KIDS WERE INJURED ON THE RING OF FIRE - AFTER AN INSPECTION FOUND SEVERAL PARTS OF THE RIDE IN POOR CONDITION.

A SIMILAR RIDE TO THAT CALLED "FIREBALL" IS AT COLLIER'S FAIR - AND CREWS SAY IT'S GETTING A LITTLE MORE ATTENTION.

Chance Singletary/8:22:31 "we're aware of it and when that happens, we put more awareness on that ride and all rides in general."

Ricky Reithoffer/8:08:27 "the inspectors are going over it thouroughly, whenever there is incident, all of the rides of that particular type in the state are going to get a thorough inspection."

COUNTY FAIRS HAVE BEEN A PART OF RICKY REITHOFFER'S FAMILY FOR YEARS.

REITHOFFER IS ONE OF MANY CREW MEMBERS WHO WILL INSPECT EACH RIDE DAILY BEFORE THE FAIR OPENS - CHECKING EVERY INCH.

Ricky Reithoffer/8:07:38 "you have to make sure you have the right bolts, corked properly and also another important part is lubrication."

IN ADDITION - THE STATES AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT WAS ON SITE WEDNESDAY DOING ITS OWN INSPECTION - AND WILL CONDUCT AT LEAST ONE OTHER BEFORE THE FAIR ENDS.

Ricky Reithoffer/8:07:18 "a lot of people don't know but every time a portable amusement is taken down and reassembled, it has to be reinspected by a 3rd party state inspector. We're actually being inspected every 6-10 days."

MAKING SURE EVERY CHILD AND ADULT - IS AS SAFE AS CAN BE.

Chance Singletary/8:22:44 "we've been safety free for us the last 3 years with no issues." Return to index of stories...


COLLIER COUNTY FAIR SETUP-REM26


-ALSO - BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE DONE ON ALL FAIR EMPLOYEES

-FAIR STARTS TOMORROW AT 6

-THIS YEAR THEME IS SALUTE TO OUR HEROES - HONORING MILITARY MEMBERS, FIRST RESPONDERS AND TEACHERS

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NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


THE PICTURES ARE HORRIFYING.

TWO DOGS FOUND EXTREMELY MALNOURISHED IN LEE COUNTY.

THE ANIMALS SO SICK -- YOU COULD SEE THEIR BONES.

TONIGHT -- AS OWNERS FACE ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES --

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW THE DOGS ARE DOING NOW.

PLUS -- A POSSIBLE BREAKTHROUGH IN THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINES PLANE.

WHAT A CHINESE SATELLITE PICKED UP WITHIN THE LAST HOUR. Return to index of stories...


A) LEE COUNTY ANIMAL ABUSE-VO-WIPE


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B) MALAYSIAN AIRLINES-VOTOPS


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