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DIRECTORS PAGE A) LEE CO HOUSE DEMO-VO-WIPE
HLA) MISSING KIDS-VO PLASMA B) FL HEIL HITLER-VOTOPS
HLB) MERCURY CONTAMINATION-VO PLASMA SHOW OPEN-CLIP
HLC) STOLEN CAR BRUSH FIRE-VO PLASMA MALAYSIA PLANE LATEST-OC-TRX
GOLDEN GATE FIRE-OC, SS - FLYOUT MALAYSIA PLANE LATEST-PKG
GOLDEN GATE FIRE-REM-LIVE LEE CO HOUSE DEMO-2SHOT-SS
GOLDEN GATE FIRE-VO LEE CO HOUSE DEMO-PKG
GOLDEN GATE FIRE-SOT NYC COLLAPSE CLEANUP-VO-WIPE
GOLDEN GATE FIRE-REM-LIVE UKRAINE TODAY-VO
TOSS TO HOLLIE-NATSVO, SS, E-AniBX ROAD RAGE SURVEILLANCE-VO WIPE
MISSING KIDS FOUND-REM-2 ROAD RAGE SURVEILLANCE-SOT VO
MISSING KIDS FOUND-PKG OSCAR PISTORIUS TRIAL-VO
MISSING KIDS FOUND-REM-2 TX STASH HOUSE-VO
LAWSON COURT-SS, VO GM INVESTIGATION-ON CAM
TOSS TO STEVE-trx VOTOPS, E-AniBX GM INVESTIGATION-PKG
MERCURY CONTAMINATION FOLO-REM-7 AZ POLICE CHASE-trx VOTOPS
MERCURY CONTAMINATION FOLO-PKG HIGH SPEED CHASE CRASH-VOTOPS
MERCURY CONTAMINATION FOLO-REM-7 DAD BITES OFF INFANT-VOTOPS
STOLEN CAR BRUSH FIRE-trx O-AniBX, VO HEROIN PLAYGROUND-VO
STOLEN CAR BRUSH FIRE-SOTVO HEROIN PLAYGROUND-SOTVO
PG HOME DEPOT THEFT-trx SS (2) TEASE ONE-2SHOT
PC SHOOTING ARREST-SS TZ1 A) FL NAZI SALUTE-SOTVO
WINKLER CAR ROLLOVER-SS TZ1 B)
PLANE EMERGENCY FOLO-trx SOTVO TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
PLANE EMERGENCY FOLO-TC MON FL NAZI SALUTE-2 SHOT
PLANE EMERGENCY FOLO-PKG FL NAZI SALUTE-PKG
PLANE EMERGENCY FOLO-OC FL NAZI SALUTE-OC
NOROVIRUS RETURNS-VO THIGH GAP LIPO-OC
TEASE ONE-2SHOT PETS & LEGAL POT-VO-WIPE
TZ1 A) GOODLAND FLOODING-VO-WIPE PETS & LEGAL POT-SOTVO
TZ1 B) FL MUD CUTTERS-SOTVO TEASE TWO-ON CAM
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC TZ2 A) CAPE BIKE & PEDESTRIAN LANES-VO
MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS TZ2 B) HOTEL SCAM-VOTOPS
GENERIC WX OPEN-CLIP GENERIC WX OPEN-CLIP
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TOSS TO CHARLIE-trx OC BREAKING CLIP-CLIP
BRUSH FIRE-LIVEU I75 BACKUP-LIVEU, FDOT, NAVI
GOODLAND FLOODING-VO-WIPE CAPE BIKE & PEDESTRIAN LANES-OC
GOODLAND FLOODING-SOTVO CAPE BIKE & PEDESTRIAN LANES-PKG
CSPAN TO FORT MYERS-OC DIANA TABLOID CLAIM-VO
EAGLE CAM VIEWS-VO-WIPE WATER RESCUE-VO
EAGLE CAM VIEWS-SOTVO TOUGH TEEN JOB MARKET-VO
LEHIGH SPRING FEST-2 SHOT, VO HARRY POTTER EXHIBIT-O-AniBX, VO
LYNX SHIP-trx VOTOPS TEASE THREE-2SHOT
NAPLES ST. PATS PARADE-trx VOTOPS TZ3 A) HOTEL SCAM-VO
TEASE TWO-2SHOT AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
TZ2 A) FL MUD CUTTERS-VOTOPS ALS IN NEEDY AREA OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY-2SHOT
TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS ALS IN NEEDY AREA OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY-PKG
FL MUD CUTTERS-VOPLASMA HOTEL SCAM-OC
FL MUD CUTTERS-BNR-PKG HOTEL SCAM-PKG
NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


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HLA) MISSING KIDS-VO PLASMA


HOME SAFE AND SOUND.

TWO LEE COUNTY CHILDREN MISSING SINCE YESTERDAY ARE REUNITED WITH THEIR FAMILY AND NBC 2 IS THERE. Return to index of stories...


HLB) MERCURY CONTAMINATION-VO PLASMA


WHAT AN ARCADIA BOY THOUGHT WAS A NEW TOY IS NOW COSTING SIX FIGURES TO CLEAN UP.

LATE BREAKING LIVE DETAILS ON THE MERCURY CONTAMINATION. Return to index of stories...


HLC) STOLEN CAR BRUSH FIRE-VO PLASMA


AND A STOLEN CAR LIKELY SET ON FIRE, REIGNITES AND STARTS A BRUSH FIRE. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE FIRE-OC, SS - FLYOUT


WE ALSO FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS OUT OF COLLIER COUNTY --

RIGHT NOW -- CREWS ARE BATTLING A FIRE THAT SPREAD TO SEVERAL TOWNHOMES.

THIS IS ON WASHINGTON LANE IN THE GOLDEN GATE NEIGHBORHOOD.

LATE THIS AFTERNOON --

NBC 2'S BRIAN ANDERSON IS LIVE THERE --

BRIAN --

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED? Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE FIRE-REM-LIVE


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GOLDEN GATE FIRE-VO


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GOLDEN GATE FIRE-SOT


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GOLDEN GATE FIRE-REM-LIVE


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TOSS TO HOLLIE-NATSVO, SS, E-AniBX


Nats of Grandma Screaming & Hugging

THE SEARCH FOR TWO MISSING SIBLINGS IN LEHIGH ACRES HAD A HAPPY, BUT VERY EMOTIONAL ENDING.

NBC 2 WAS THERE AS THE KIDS RETURNED HOME AND REUNITED WITH THEIR AUNT.

DEPUTIES USED K-9S AND HELICOPTERS TO LOOK FOR THE BROTHER AND SISTER.

TURNS OUT -- THEY SPENT THE NIGHT AT A HOME -- ONLY A FEW MILES AWAY

NBC 2'S HOLLIE HOJEK IS LIVE IN LEHIGH WITH MORE ON THE REUNION, AND HOW THE CHILDREN WERE UNACCOUNTED FOR, FOR SO LONG. Return to index of stories...


MISSING KIDS FOUND-REM-2


FOR 16 HOURS -- NO ONE KNEW WHERE THIS BROTHER AND SISTER WERE.

FRIENDS, FAMILY, AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY

WORRIED SICK ABOUT WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED.

TONIGHT THEYRE HOME SAFE -- BUT THEIR STORY DOESNT EXACTLY ADD UP. Return to index of stories...


MISSING KIDS FOUND-PKG


Carla Mercado, Neighbor

:39:25 its like shocking! because like i said, my kids play down the

street basketball.

:04

TENSE MOMENTS IN THIS LEHIGH ACRES COMMUNITY-

AFTER TWO KIDS GO MISSING OVERNIGHT.

Susan Powers, family friend

6:15 we posted things on Facebook, talked to a bunch of people in the

area to keep an eye out for him

THE K-9 UNIT WAS CALLED IN, THE HELICOPTER SENT UP AND DEPUTIES ISSUED

A CODE RED IN A DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO TRY AND FIND 10 YEAR OLD KEVIN

AND HIS 12 YEAR OLD SISTER JESULA.

** NAT POP "oh my god"

16 LONG- AGNOZING HOURS LATER- THE MISSING KIDS WERE ESCORTED BACK

HOME BY DETECTIVES.

nat pop--screaming- hugging--

nat pop thank god! thank god!

:13:49 i dont sleep kevin. i dont sleep because I miss you.

:03

DETECTIVES SPOTTED THE KIDS TWO MILES AWAY AT A WOMAN'S HOUSE.

Kevin Sipri, missing boy

:19:38 he was holding my sister and me pictures-- and i said thats me

and he said come with us.

:06

THE LITTLE BOY SAYS HE RAN AWAY FRIDAY NIGHT-AFTER HE THOUGHT HE WAS

IN TROUBLE FOR NOT GETTING HOME BY CURFEW.

HIS SISTER WENT WITH HIM.

:13:57 my house is so quiet. Wheres Jesula?! wheres kevin?!

:02

HEADS DOWN- AND LOOKING ASHAMED-

THE TWO SIBLINGS RETURN TO THEIR DISTRAUGHT AUNT AND TELL HER THEYRE SORRY.

Kevin Spiri, missing boy

:19:59 relieved to see im not in trouble and back with my family.

:03

Susan Powers, friend

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MISSING KIDS FOUND-REM-2


AS FOR THE NEIGHBOR WHO TOOK THEM IN -- DETECTIVES SAY SHE ADMITTED TO NOT KNOWING THE KIDS.

BUT THAT THEY DID GO TO SCHOOL WITH HER THREE

BOYS.

SHE TOLD DETECTIVES -- THEY SAID THEY HAD PERMISSION TO SPEND THE NIGHT.

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


LAWSON COURT-SS, VO


A FORMER INVESTIGATOR WITH THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE BONDED OUT OF JAIL TODAY.

CHARLES LAWSON IS CHARGED IN A DEADLY CHRISTMAS DAY HIT AND RUN CRASH ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD.

DEPUTIES SAY HE KILLED 48-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL SASEN WITH HIS STATE ISSUED CAR -- AFTER HE GOT DRUNK AT A CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY.

LAWSON APPEARED BEFORE A JUDGE THIS MORNING.

HE CAN NOT DRINK ANY ALCOHOL AND WILL BE SUBJECT TO RANDOM ALCOHOL TESTING WHILE HE'S ON BAIL.

HE FACES UP TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO STEVE-trx VOTOPS, E-AniBX


NEW DETAILS AT FIVE INTO THE MERCURY CONTAMINATION IN DESOTO COUNTY --

WE ARE LEARING TONIGHT THE COST TO CLEAN UP THE TOXIC CHEMICAL IS LIKELY TO TOP ONE-HUNDRED GRAND.

A TEENAGE BOY FOUND IT IN AN OLD SCALE IN HIS HOME AND BROUGHT IT TO SCHOOL.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION IS LIVE FROM THERE ON SOUTH VOLUSIA AVENUE IN ARCADIA.

STEVE? Return to index of stories...


MERCURY CONTAMINATION FOLO-REM-7


A BOY'S CURIOSITY AND AN UNLIKELY FIND LED US TO THIS MOMENT.

TAKE A LOOK --

THIS PLACE IS STILL UNDER QUARANTINE AND THE WORK CONTINUES TO RID THIS HOME OF A DANGEROUS TOXIN. Return to index of stories...


MERCURY CONTAMINATION FOLO-PKG


Jeff Crowley, EPA

0458 "Likely they played with it on the trampoline watching it bounce, around and stuff like that."

TRACING EVERY TRACK OF MERCURY AT THIS ARCADIA HOME -

Crowley,

0438 "Beads of mercury pretty much in every room."

TAKES TIME AND WHOLE LOT OF PERSISTENCE.

Crowley

0510 "Believe it or not, this is pretty typical to do because mercury really dispenses once you start mashing it around."

HAZMET CREWS SPENT ANOTHER DAY -

PACKING UP BELONGINGS AND SCANNING THEM FOR DANGEROUS VAPORS.

Rodney Morgan, Neighbor

1936 "Nobody warned us. Nobody walking around knocking on the door telling anybody in the neighborhood."

THE SIGHT UNNERVING

FOR THOSE WHO LIVE AROUND THE CORNER -

Morgan

2056 "There's a first time for everything and this is a first time for this. Hopefully, we'll learn from it."

A CURIOUS TEENAGER TRIGGERED THE SPILL -

AFTER PULLING THE MERCURY FROM AN OLD WEIGHT USED FOR ANTIQUE SCALES.

Dr. Karyn Gary, Desoto Schools

5308 "We're estimating right now 100,000 dollars as far as the cost is concerned."

THE BOY BROUGHT THE ELEMENT TO CLASS AT DESOTO MIDDLE -

CLOSING CAMPUS FOR A WEEK AND CAUSING A HEALTH SCARE.

Gary

5536 "Be aware and cognitive of what your child is bringing to school. We're going to be vigilant at the district."

E-P-A AGENTS ALSO REPORT - HIGH MERCURY LEVELS AT THE STUDENT'S RELATIVE'S PLACE OFF TEXAS AVENUE -

THEY'RE HOPEFUL THE MOBILE HOME CAN BE GIVEN THE ALL CLEAR BY THE WEEKEND.

THE WARNING TONIGHT - SOMETHINGS AREN'T AS INNOCENT AS THEY SEEM.

Crowley,

0753 "We all played with mercury when we were children but again we also has lead based paint and asbestos when we were children. turned out those caused cancer." Return to index of stories...


MERCURY CONTAMINATION FOLO-REM-7


SUPERINTENDENT GARY SAYS THEY ARE ON TRACK TO REOPEN DESOTO MIDDLE AFTER SPRING BREAK ON MONDAY MARCH 24TH.

AS FOR THE BOY AND HIS BROTHER WHO LIVED HERE -

THEIR FATHER WAS WARNED TO HAVE THEM SCREENED FOR MERCURY POISONING.

NO ONE COULD TELL US IF THAT HAS HAPPENED SO FAR.

LIVE IN ARCADIA, STEVE CAMPION, NBC2 Return to index of stories...


STOLEN CAR BRUSH FIRE-trx O-AniBX, VO


A STOLEN CAR STARTED A BRUSH FIRE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THIS ALL STARTED AROUND TEN LAST NIGHT.

THE GLOW YOU SEE IS CELL PHONE VIDEO OF THE CAR ON FIRE.

CREWS PUT THAT FIRE OUT AND LEFT.

BUT THEN, THE BRUSH REIGNITED OVERNIGHT.

NBC 2 TALKED TO THE NEIGHBOR WHO SHOT THE VIDEO. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN CAR BRUSH FIRE-SOTVO


Vern Waggoner/Eyewitness

"There was this explosion that shook the house by the time I got the front door the woods was already on fire. There was a car, totally engulfed in flames, huge, huge flames.

DEPUTIES THINK THE CAR WAS STOLEN FROM COLLIER COUNTY AND INTENTIONALLY SET ON FIRE. Return to index of stories...


PG HOME DEPOT THEFT-trx SS (2)


PUNTA GORDA POLICE ARRESTED FOUR PEOPLE FOR ROBBING SEVERAL HOME DEPOT STORES -- BETWEEN VENICE AND PUNTA GORDA.

OFFICERS USED SURVEILLANCE FROM A CHARLOTTE COUNTY ROBBERY TO IDENTIFY THE RING LEADER.

THEN --

WHEN POLICE PULLED OVER TRAVIS BOYLES DURING A TRAFFIC STOP --

INVESTIGATORS SAY BOYS AND HIS THREE ACCOMPLICES GOT AWAY WITH THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN MERCHANDISE. Return to index of stories...


PC SHOOTING ARREST-SS


A SECOND PERSON ACCUSED IN A PORT CHARLOTTE SHOOTING TURNED THEMSELVES INTO DEPUTIES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY ALYSSA FISHER DROVE THE GETAWAY CAR --

AS HER HUSBAND CRAIG BARRA FIRED A GUN AT A HOME WITH A WOMAN AND THREE CHILDREN INSIDE.

THE BULLETS HIT A CAR AND NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


WINKLER CAR ROLLOVER-SS


POLICE SAY SOME TYPE OF MEDICAL PROBLEM CAUSED A ROLLOVER CRASH THIS AFTERNOON IN FORT MYERS.

OFFICERS TELL US THE DRIVER TURNED ONTO WINKLER AVENUE FROM THE K-MART PARKING LOT AT THE CORNER OF U.S. 41, THEN HIT A LIGHT POLE AND FLIPPED.

FOUR PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


PLANE EMERGENCY FOLO-trx SOTVO


MOS-PASSENGER

00-05

The second we went up, it just came crashing down. It was like -- everyone started screaming.

FRIGHTENING MOMENTS FOR PASSENGERS ON A PLANE BOUND FOR FLORIDA.

THE FRONT TIRE BLEW OUT ON A U-S AIRWAYS FLIGHT -- FORCING THE PILOT TO ABORT TAKE-OFF. Return to index of stories...


PLANE EMERGENCY FOLO-TC MON


YOU CAN SEE --

THE PLANE IN THIS SHOT OFF THE RUNWAY WITH ITS NOSE-GEAR COLLAPSED ONTO THE TARMAC.

FOR THE 155 ONBOARD --

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PLANE EMERGENCY FOLO-PKG


"Oh My God, oh my God!"

PASSENGER HANNAH UDREN -- FORCED LIKE OTHERS TO EVACUATE THE PLANE RESTING ON ITS NOSE -- RECORDED THE IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH ON HER CELL PHONE CAMERA.

"They're evacuating the plane.oh my God.the plane's on fire.oh my God!"

PASSENGERS FRANTICALLY TOOK TO EMERGENCY SLIDES -- AND OUT WINDOW EXITS ONTO THE WINGS -- WHEN THE JET CAME TO A REST THURSDAY NIGHT AT PHILADELPHIA'S AIRPORT.

SOUND FROM NA27F 6 secs in.

"230 and cleared for takeoff Cactus 1702"

MOMENTS EARLIER THE PILOTS OF THE U-S AIRWAYS JET -- ABORTED TAKEOFF AFTER A TIRE BLEW.SENDING THE A320 BOUNCING HARD DOWN THE RUNWAY.

"The plane just came down all of a sudden, pretty hard.we bounced, we came down hard again. And we bounced again"

From Today Pkg

"I see smoke down there.are you still on the runway? We're gonna dispatch the emergency vehicles"

TWO PASSENGERS REQUIRED MINOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.

BUT MOST BOARDED A NEW PLANE TO CONTINUE THEIR TRIP TO FORT LAUDERDALE THAT LANDED THIS MORNING -- INCLUDING HANNHAH UDREN AND HER CELLPHONE CAMERA.

"So, like, alright I'm far enough away.I was one of the first people out of the plane and said 'OK, I'll take a video"

CREWS WORKED THROUGH THE NIGHT TO REMOVE THE JET FROM THE RUNWAY WHICH THEY COMPLETED SHORTLY BEFORE DAYBREAK. Return to index of stories...


PLANE EMERGENCY FOLO-OC


MANY OF THOSE PASSENGERS SAY THEY PLAN TO FIND ANOTHER WAY TO GET HOME FROM FLORIDA.

MEANTIME THE INSPECTORS ARE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY THEY FIRE BLEW OUT. Return to index of stories...


NOROVIRUS RETURNS-VO


THE HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS NOROVIRUS IS BACK AT A FORT MYERS ASSISTED LIVING CENTER.

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TELLS NBC 2 THAT FIVE NEW CASES HAVE POPPED UP AT HIDDEN OAKS.

WE TOLD YOU LAST MONTH --

NEARLY 60 PATIENTS GOT SICK.

THE OUTBREAK WAS SO BAD -- VISITORS WEREN'T ALLOWED INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


IT'S THE ONLY ROAD TO AND FROM GOODLAND --

AND PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE FEAR THE NEXT BIG STORM COULD WASH IT AWAY.

NBC 2 FOUND OUT -- THE FIX MAY NOT BE EASY.

PLUS --

4:15:41-45

"There are still opportunties to expand the biking trails."

NBC 2 LOOKS AT THE BIKE TRAIL BATTLE AT CALOOSAHATCHEE REGIONAL PARK. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) GOODLAND FLOODING-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) FL MUD CUTTERS-SOTVO


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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GENERIC 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.

ANOTHER GREAT WEEKEND IN STORE

It was a picture-perfect end to the work week across Southwest Florida Friday, with plenty of sun and highs in the upper 70s. Clear skies will continue this evening, with temps falling into the 70s. Overnight lows will be cool, but not as cool as Thursday Night, with lows in the upper 50s.

The great weather will continue into the weekend. Expect mostly sunny skies on Saturday, with highs in the low to mid 80s.

Partly cloudy skies will prevail for Sunday, with a very slight chance of a rain shower and highs in the mid 80s.

Changes will arrive to start next week. A storm system will develop and push into our region on Monday. This will bring plenty of clouds as well as showers. Some storms will also be likely with this system as well. Highs on Monday will be in the low 80s.

There is still some uncertainty as to our quickly the system will exit the region. Sun & clouds will be likely through midweek, with highs in the low 80s. A few rain showers may also linger on Tuesday & Wednesday.

Drier and sunnier weather is expected to close next week, with temps holding in the low 80s. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHARLIE-trx OC


A 40-ACRE BRUSH FIRE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY THAT SHUT DOWN PART OF BURNT STORE ROAD IS NOW CONTAINED.

NBC2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN IS THERE LIVE -- CHARLIE. Return to index of stories...


BRUSH FIRE-LIVEU


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GOODLAND FLOODING-VO-WIPE


PEOPLE IN GOODLAND SAY THE ONLY ROAD ON AND OFF THEIR ISLAND. IS IN DIRE NEED OF REPAIR.

THIS IS WHAT COUNTY ROAD 92-A LOOKS LIKE DURING HEAVY STORMS.

YOU CAN SEE -- FLOODING IS A PROBLEM.

SOMETIMES -- DRIVERS SAY IT'S ALMOST IMPASSABLE AND THE ROAD NEEDS TO BE RAISED. Return to index of stories...


GOODLAND FLOODING-SOTVO


Ginger Short, Part-time Goodland Resident

08:40:17-:22

Yes it worries me that there's only one way off of here, and it's going to be flooded.

IN JANUARY -- COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SENT A LETTER TO MARCO OFFICIALS TO REEVALUATE THE CONDITION OF THE ROAD.

THE CITY SAYS IT'S NOT IN CHARGE OF IMPROVEMENTS --

ONLY MAINTENANCE.

BUT CITY OFFICIALS HAVE A MEETING ON MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


CSPAN TO FORT MYERS-OC


CABLE NETWORK C-SPAN WILL SPEND NEXT WEEK IN FORT MYERS -- FILMING AT THE BURROUGHS HOME.

IT'S PAR OF A YEAR-LONG SERIES UNCOVERING HISTORICAL SITES ACROSS AMERICA.

THE SPECIAL WILL AIR ON APRIL19TH. Return to index of stories...


EAGLE CAM VIEWS-VO-WIPE


OZZIE AND HARRIET HAVE CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF OVER 25 MILLION VIWERS ACROSS THE WORLD IN THE LAST TWO YEARS.

WHILE SOME COME OUT TO SEE THE BIRDS IN PERSON, MILLIONS WATCH ONLINE.

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE EAGLES IS ALL CAPTURED BY A CAMERA POSITIONED SIX FEET ABOVE THE NEST.

MOST RECENTLY, EAGLET 3 DIED, LEAVING ONLY ONE EAGLET LEFT.

PROJECT MANAGER, ANDY PRITCHETT, SAYS HE NEVER EXPECTED *THIS MANY PEOPLE WOULD TUNE IN TO WATCH. Return to index of stories...


EAGLE CAM VIEWS-SOTVO


"we think we were to max out at six million views but obviously, this is our sexond year and we had success our first year with close to 16 million views and coming up on 26 million this year. We're excited! We didn't think it would happen, but we're here living it."

PRITCHETT SAYS, THEY EXPECT THE SURVIVING EAGLETT, E4, WHO IS NOW 11 WEEKS OLD, TO START FLYING SOON.

HE PREDICTS, POSSIBLY NEXT WEEK! Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH SPRING FEST-2 SHOT, VO


LOOKING FOR THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND?

THERE ARE SEVERAL EVENTS TAKING PLACE HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE LEHIGH SPRING FESTIVAL STARTS TONIGHT AT VETERANS PARK.

THE FESTIVALS RUNS UNTIL NEXT SATURDAY. Return to index of stories...


LYNX SHIP-trx VOTOPS


A NATIONAL TREASURE RETURNED TO FORT MYERS BEACH TODAY.

THE "LYNX" IS A REPLICA OF A SHIP FROM THE WAR OF1812.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO WALK THE DECKS AND STEP BACK IN TIME -- THE SHIP OFFERS TOURS, RIDES AND EDUCATIONAL TRIPS -- STARTING TOMORROW THROUGH APRIL 20TH. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES ST. PATS PARADE-trx VOTOPS


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL BE PAINTED GREEN THIS WEEKEND FOR SAINT PATRICK'S DAY.

TOMORROW IS THE 36TH ANNUAL SAINT PATRICK'S DAY PARADE IN NAPLES.

IT STARTS AT 11 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING AND GOES THROUGH OLD NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


CALOOSAHATCHEE REGIONAL PARK IS FULL OF OPEN BIKE TRAILS.

BUT SOME BIKERS SAY LEE COUNTY IS THREATENING THEIR PARADISE ON TWO WHEELS.

WE'LL EXPLAIN. Return to index of stories...


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TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS


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FL MUD CUTTERS-VOPLASMA


THE BIGGEST BIKING TRAIL IN LEE COUNTY MAY BE GETTING TOO POPULAR.

THE GROUP THAT MAINTAINS THE TRAIL IS NOW FUEDING WITH THE COUNTY OVER EXPANSION.

NBC2S JOELLE PARKS REPORTS FROM ALVA. Return to index of stories...


FL MUD CUTTERS-BNR-PKG


IT'S DANIEL DEMEO'S PIECE OF PARADISE.

sot daniel Demeo, Mudcutters

"just being out here in nature, not having to hear cars going by."

THE LIFELONG ALVA RESIDENT WATCHED CALOOSAHATCHEE REGIONAL PARK TRANSFORM FROM AN UNOCCUPIED PRESERVE TO 10.7 MILES OF BIKE TRAILS.

IT CAME TO LIFE IN 1999 BECAUSE OF PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BIKING COMMUNITY KNOWN AS FLORIDA MUDCUTTERS AND LEE COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION.

sot dave harner, lee co parks and rec

"it wasnt something, an amenity that we were going to provide because of the time, the amount of money and amount of staff we have."

THE AGREEMENT WAS THAT LEE COUNTY WOULD ALLOW THE MUDCUTTERS USE OF THE CONSERVATION 20/20 LAND.

IN RETURN -- THE GROUP WOULD MAINTAIN THE FACILITIES UNDER LEE COUNTY OVERSIGHT.

sot michael flynn, mudcutters

it takes a lot of man hours to keep these trails in the conditions they are."

THE PLAN WORKED. UNTIL LAST YEAR.

sot daniel

the trails get very congested, especially on prime days."

MUDCUTTERS ASKED THE COUNTY TO EXPAND BIKE TRAILS AT THIS PARK AND OTHERS.

sot connie

"All of our requests got denied there was one thing that they added that we requested and its already done so now for the next 10 years

there's no improvement out here because the 10 year plan so we have to wait another 10 years? what business runs successfully on a 10 year

plan?"

THE MUDCUTTERS BUILT A NEW TRAIL THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD APPROVAL FOR -- BUT THE COUNTY SAYS THE 10 YEAR PLAN TRUMPS ANY PREVIOUS AGREEMENTS -- FORCING COUNTY STAFF TO BLOCK OFF THAT TRAIL MORE THAN 5 TIMES.

sot dave

if we stick with the management plan they can still expand because there are expansion possibilies in that plan but we cannot at this

point go outsode the management plan because its not only approved by the county, its also approved by the state."

BOTH SIDES SAY THE OTHER HAS REFUSED MEETINGS TO RESOLVE THE ISSUES -- LEAVING NATURE'S PATHWAY IN LIMBO.

IN ALVA, JOELLE PARKS, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


HIS DEATH SHOCKED PEOPLE ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

--

A YOUNG OLD BOY DIES AFTER BEING WRAPPED TOO TIGHTLY IN A BLANKET AS A PUNISHMENT.

TONIGHT -- NBC 2 UNCOVERS WHY CAUTION TAPE STILL SURROUNDS THE HOME WHERE IT HAPPENED.

PLUS --

OUTRAGE TONIGHT -- AFTER A COMMUNITY LEADER IN SOUTH FLORIDA DID THIS --

WHAT CAUSED HER TO GIVE A NAZI SALUTE AT A COUNTY BOARD MEETING. Return to index of stories...


A) LEE CO HOUSE DEMO-VO-WIPE


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B) FL HEIL HITLER-VOTOPS


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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MALAYSIA PLANE LATEST-OC-TRX


NEW INFORMATION TONIGHT CALCULATES MALAYSIAN FLIGHT 370 LIKELY CRASHED INTO THE INDIAN OCEAN ON ONE OF TWO POSSIBLE FLIGHT PATHS.

NEW CLUES SUGGEST THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE PLANE *COULD* HAVE BEEN A

DELIBERATE ACT.

AS NBC'S KEIR SIMMONS REPORTS NEARLY A WEEK AFTER THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE PLANE AND IT'S STILL NOT CLEAR WHAT HAPPENED TO THE AIRCRAFT. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE LATEST-PKG


The briefing that was held here today, as they hold briefings every day on the disappearance of Flight 370 took us close to the possibility that the plane flew for many hours after it disappeared.

That is clearly being investigated, searches are now underway in the Indian Ocean and it's clear that the authorities here are working with U-S authorities in trying to unravel exactly what happened.

"We want nothing more than to find the plane as quickly as possible. But the circumstances have forced us to widen our search."

There were 12 crew, including the pilot and co-pilot on board and all of the passengers - all of those people being screened and investigated by the inquiry.

We also went to the home of the co-pilot.

REPORTER CLOSE:

WE SPOKE TO THE LEADER OF THE LOCAL MOSQUE WHO SAYS THAT THE CO-PILOT'S FATHER CAME TO SEE HIM AS SOON AS THE PLANE DISAPPEARED, DESPERATE, DISTRAUGHT.

THEY HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR THE PASSENGERS AND THE CREW OF THAT PLANE EVER SINCE AND THEY SAY THAT THE CO-PILOT'S FATHER EVERY DAY JUST SAYS TO THEM "NO NEWS. NO NEWS."

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LEE CO HOUSE DEMO-2SHOT-SS


HIS TRAGIC DEATH SHOCKED THE COMMUNITY; AND TONIGHT, THE HOME WHERE A THREE YEAR OLD DIED A HORRIFIC DEATH IS BEING TORN DOWN.

MICHAEL MCMULLEN SUFFOCATED AFTER BEING WRAPPED IN A BLANKET FOR HOURS, AS PUNISHMENT.

NBC-2'S LINDSEY FRY SPOKE WITH NEIGHBORS WHO STILL HAVE VIVID MEMORIES OF THE TRAGEDY. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO HOUSE DEMO-PKG


CAUTION TAPE SURROUNDS THIS HOUSE ON FOREST DRIVE IN FORT MYERS.

NEIGHBORS TELL ME, DEMOLITION TO THE HOME BEGAN ON THURSDAY.

IT'S THE SAME HOME WHERE THREE YEAR OLD MICHAEL MCMULLEN DIED LAST OCTOBER.

AUTHORITIES SAY HIS GRANDMOTHER GALE WATKINS; STEPFATHER DOUGLAS GARRIGUS -- AND FAMILY FRIEND DONELLA TRAINOR -- WRAPPED THE CHILD IN A BLANKET AS PUNISHMENT AND LEFT HIM IN HIS CRIB.

A DEVASTATING STORY, FEW HAVE FORGOTTEN.

SOT-RICHARD FOSTER-NEIGHBOR

a three year old kid being smothered in a blanket, that's terrible!

NOW, A TRACTOR SITS IN THE MIDDLE OF WHAT USED TO BE THE MAIN ENTERANCE TO THE HOUSE.

BEYOND THE RUBBLE, YOU CAN STILL SEE PINK WALL PAPER AND WINDOW SHADES, NOW COVERING BROKEN WINDOWS.

FOR SOME, IT'S THEIR FIRST INSIDE LOOK TO A HOME THAT CHANGED THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.

SOT-foster

when we moved here, and it was being taken care of, it was one of the nicer houses.

THE COUNTY TELLS US THIS IS A PRIVATE DEMOLITION BY THE PROPERTY OWNER.

WE LEFT A MESSAGE WITH THE OWNERS TO FIND OUT WHY THEY DECIDED TO TEAR DOWN THE HOUSE, BUT HAVE NOT HEARD BACK.

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NYC COLLAPSE CLEANUP-VO-WIPE


NEW YORK CITY POLICE SAY THEY HAVE STOPPED SEARCHING THE REMAINS OF THE TWO APARTMENT BUILDINGS THAT COLLAPSED WEDNESDAY.

THEY USED HEAVY EQUIPMENT AND SOUND-DETECTING DEVICES AND DETERMINED THAT NO ONE ELSE IS STILL MISSING.

EIGHT PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND MORE THAN 70 OTHERS INJURED AFTER A GAS EXPLOSION IN EAST HARLEM THAT LEVELED TWO BUILDINGS.

THE FORCE OF THE BLAST WAS SO STRONG THAT IT REGISTERED ON THE RICHTER SCALE. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE TODAY-VO


NO PROGRESS TONIGHT ON ENDING THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE.

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY AND THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER TALKED FOR HOURS TODAY.

THE FIRST SANCTIONS FROM EUROPE AND THE U-S COULD BE SEEN AS EARLY AS NEXT WEEK.

RUSSIAN TROOPS HAVE ALREADY INVADED SOUTHERN UKRAINE AND HAVE THOUSNANDS OF MORE TROOPS DOING WHAT THEIR PRESIDENT CALLS EXERCISES ON THE EASTERN BORDER. Return to index of stories...


ROAD RAGE SURVEILLANCE-VO WIPE


POLICE HOPE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO WILL LEAD TO A BREAK IN AN APPARENT ROAD RAGE KILLING IN PENNSYLVANIA.

THE VIDEO IS FROM JANUARY.

TIMOTHY DAVISON WAS MURDERED AFTER BEING PURSUED ALONG I-81 WHILE TRAVELING HOME TO MAINE.

SOMEONE DRIVING A DARK PICK-UP SHOT AT AND RAMMED HIS CAR INTO THE MEDIAN.

MOMENTS LATER DAVISON CALLED 911.THE LAST TIME HIS VOICE IS EVER HEARD. Return to index of stories...


ROAD RAGE SURVEILLANCE-SOT VO


Operator: Ok. Were you the one that called about the Ford Ranger, right?

Yeah, yeah, yeah. The one that just hit me.

Operator: What do you mean - they hit you? Hit you with a car or?

Yeah. Smashed me with the car. Pushed me across the median.

POLICE SAY THIS VIDEO SHOWS THE KILLER'S CAR NOW GOING SOUTHBOUND TO CARRY OUT HIS CRIME.

SO FAR POLICE HAVE NOT RELEASED ANY INFORMATION ON THE SUSPECT. Return to index of stories...


OSCAR PISTORIUS TRIAL-VO


DEFENSE LAWYERS FOR OSCAR PISTORIOUS EXPOSED SHODDY POLICE WORK TODAY DURING THE TRACK STAR'S MURDER TRIAL.

A FORMER POLICE COMMANDER ADMITTED THAT ONE OF HIS OFFICERS HANDLED PISTORIOUS' GUN WITHOUT GLOVES.

PISTORIUS SAYS HE THOUGHT HIS GIRLFRIEND REEVA STEENKAMP WAS AN INTRUDER AND SHOT HER BY MISTAKE. Return to index of stories...


TX STASH HOUSE-VO


POLICE RAIDED WHAT THEY'RE CALLING A HUMAN STASH-HOUSE IN TEXAS.

64 PEOPLE WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY -- MANY OF THEM DID NOT HAVE LEGAL DOCUMENTATION.

THREE SMUGGLERS ARE ALSO IN CUSTODY.

RIGHT NOW -- BORDER PATROL IS WORKING TO DETERMINE THE CITIZENSHIP OF THE THREE SMUGGLERS. Return to index of stories...


GM INVESTIGATION-ON CAM


MORE ACCUSATIONS TONIGHT AGAINST GENERAL MOTORS.

A WASHINGTON WATCHDOG GROUP CLAIMS FAULTY AIRBAGS ARE TO BLAME FOR MORE THAN 300 DEATHS.

THIS -- LESS THAN A MONTH AFTER G-M RECALLED 1-POINT-6 MILLION CARS… OVER AN IGNITION DEFECT.

NBC'S MELISSA MOLLET HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


GM INVESTIGATION-PKG


THE NEW ACCUSATIONS INVOLVE THE ONGOING RECALL OF THE SATURN IONS AND CHEVY COLBALTS FOR IGNITION SWITCH PROBLEMS. THE CLAIMS CAME IN "THIS LETTER" FROM THE "CENTER FOR AUTO SAFETY". THE CENTER NOW BLAMING THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION - AND GENERAL MOTORS - FOR "NOT" INVESTIGATING HUNDREDS OF CRASHES THAT RESULTED IN 303 DEATHS. IN EACH CASE, AIRBAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY.

"People should be outraged because there were deaths on the record no one looked into."

BUT NHSTA SAYS THERE WASN'T ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO WARRANT AN INVESTIGATION. AND GM CALLS THE REPORT "PURE SPECULATION". MEANING THE NUMBERS ALONE DON'T TELL US IF THE AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT ISSUE - AND IGNITION PROBLEM G.M. ADMITS KILLED 12 OTHER PEOPLE - ARE ACTUALLY "CONNECTED".

"The air bag is investigated in every crash, that is a measure they could have used if they had thought of it"

THOUGH GM KNEW OF THE IGNITION PROBLEM BACK IN 2001, IT DID NOT RECALL THE CARS UNTIL LAST MONTH.

"Some things may not seem significant - but later turn out to be very significant."

IN ONE OF THE FAULTY IGNITION CASES, G.M. SAYS HEAVY KEYS ACTUALLY "WORE OUT" AN IGNITION SWITCH.

THEY'RE NOW TELLING CUSTOMERS TO AVOID EXTRA KEY WEIGHT…KEYS…KEY CHAINS…OR TRINKETS ON YOUR CHAIN.

"The best thing to do and folks should be safe if they follow what GM tells them to do."

THAT INCLUDES NOW TAKING YOUR CAR IN FOR THE FIX.

THIS, AS GENERAL MOTORS FACES POTENTIAL CRIMINAL CHARGES.

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AZ POLICE CHASE-trx VOTOPS


A POLICE CHASE IN PHOENIX ENDS WITH A CRASH AND A TACKLE WORTHY OF THE N-F-L.

IT ALL STARTED WHEN PEOPLE STARTED COMPLAINING ABOUT A RECKLESS DRIVER.

THE GUY HIT SPEEDS OF NEARLY 100 MILES AN HOUR, RAN RED LIGHTS AND THEN, DROVE THE WRONG WAY IN TRAFFIC AND HIT AN S-U-V.

THE MAN STARTED RUNNING --

BUT WAS TAKEN DOWN BY AN OFF DUTY COP. Return to index of stories...


HIGH SPEED CHASE CRASH-VOTOPS


AND THIS HIGH SPEED CHASE IN OKLAHOMA CITY DIDN'T TURN OUT ANY BETTER FOR THE MAN TRYING TO GET AWAY.

AT ONE POINT HE WAS DRIVING 120 MILES PER HOUR.

THE CHASE CAME TO VIOLENT STOP WHEN THE DRIVER COLLIDED WITH A MINI-VAN AND THEN TWO OTHER CARS.

THREE PEOPLE ARE HOSPITALIZED WITH NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


DAD BITES OFF INFANT-VOTOPS


A CALIFORNIA FATHER IS BEHIND BARS TONIGHT-

ACCUSED IN AN UNBELIEVABLE CASE OF CHILD ABUSE.

POLICE ACCUSE THIS MAN OF BITING OFF HIS INFANT SON'S NOSE BECAUSE HE WAS FRUSTRATED WITH THE BABY'S CRYING.

THE INFANT IS SUFFERING FROM A SKULL FRACTURE AND A BRAIN HEMORRHAGE. Return to index of stories...


HEROIN PLAYGROUND-VO


AN OHIO COUPLE OVERDOSED ON HEROIN AT A MCDONALD'S PLAYGROUND WHILE THEIR CHILDREN PLAYED.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE COUPLE'S FIVE YEAR OLD GIRL AND EIGHT YEAR OLD BOY WERE LEFT TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES AFTER THEIR MOM AND DAD SNORTED HEROIN AND NEARLY DIED. Return to index of stories...


HEROIN PLAYGROUND-SOTVO


"It bothers you because you know these kids kind of have the deck stacked against them and they're gonna have a tough uphill battle in a situation like that."

BOTH PARENTS WERE CHARGED WITH 2 COUNTS OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT.

THE KIDS ARE NOW LIVING WITH A GRANDPARENT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


SHOCKED AND OUTRAGED.

TONIGHT -- A FLORIDA COMMUNITY IS DEMANDING THE RESIGNATION OF A BOARD MEMBER AFTER SHE DID THIS --

"Who gets to make that decision? You?"

"Yes"

"Boy."

"Heil Hitler."

"Wow."

WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY WHEN CONFRONTED ABOUT HER ACTIONS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) FL NAZI SALUTE-SOTVO


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TZ1 B)


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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FL NAZI SALUTE-2 SHOT


A FLORIDA ZONING BOARD MEMBER BROUGHT A COMMUNITY MEETING TO AN AWKWARD HALT.

SHE USED A STIFF-ARMED GESTURE AND COMPARED A VILLAGE OFFICIAL TO ADOLPH HITLER.

TERRI PARKER PICKS UP THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


FL NAZI SALUTE-PKG


DOCTOR MARCIA RADOSEVICH WAS QUESTIONING PLANNING DIRECTOR TIM STILLINGS ABOUT A PROPOSAL SHE DISAGREED WITH WHEN SHE STUNNED THE BOARD WITH THIS COMMENT --

"Who gets to make that decision? You?"

"Yes"

"Boy."

"Heil Hitler."

"Wow."

"Let's go, let's go."

"Oh wow."

THE BOARD IMMEDIATELY REACTS, RADOSHEVICH LEANING BACK IN HER CHAIR AND RUNNING HER HANDS THROUGH HER HAIR --

BUT THEN YOU HEAR STILLINGS FOLLOW UP SAYING: "THATS A LITTLE OVER THE TOP.

"Thats a little over the top, I think."

AND A MOMENT LATER, RADOSHEVICH APOLOGIZES.

"If I offended you, I apologize."

BUT THE DAMAGE WAS DONE.

"I'm appalled, i find that to be terrible."

"I said, did she really do that? I can't believe that. you know, its inappropriate."

ASSISTANT VILLAGE MANAGER JIM BARNES SAYS THEY'VE RECEIVED CALLS AND EMAILS

"That people are offended at the inappropriate remark that may have been made at the planning zoning adjustment board "

JIM BARNES STILLINGS, WHO WAS THE BRUNT OF THE HITLER SALUTE, DIDN'T WANT TO GO ON CAMERA.

HE SAYS HE WAS MORE OFFENDED THAT THE REMARK WAS AIMED PERSONALLY AT HIM THAN THE SALUTE AND HEIL HITLER ITSELF.

BARNES SAYS SOME COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE REQUESTED RADOSEVICH'S ACTIONS BE DISCUSSED AT THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING. CITIZEN BOARD MEMBERS LIKE RADOSEVICH SERVE AT THE WILL OF COUNCIL.

"I think she should resign from her post, there is no excuse for something like thatbarbara schelle." Return to index of stories...


FL NAZI SALUTE-OC


TERRI PARKER REPORTING.

THE WOMAN CANNOT BE REMOVED FROM THE BOARD BEFORE HER TWO-YEAR TERM ENDS IN MAY -- UNLESS SHE RESIGNS.

WHEN REACHED HER FOR COMMENT -- SHE SAID SHE WAS BUSY AND HUNG UP. Return to index of stories...


THIGH GAP LIPO-OC


FEW WOMEN HAVE IT -- BUT MANY WANT IT.

IT'S CALLED THE "THIGH GAP."

EARLIER THIS WEEK -- WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THE TARGET AD CONTROVERSY WHERE THEY PHOTOSHOPPED YOUNG MODELS TO CREATE THE LOOK.

NOW -- DOCTORS ARE REPORTING A RISE IN DEMAND FOR "THIGH GAP" LIPO.

FOR ABOUT 9 GRAND -- DOCTORS USE A LASER TO MELT THE FAT FROM YOUR INNER LEG.

SOME EXPERTS FEAR THE TREND MAY LEAD TO EATING DISORDERS. Return to index of stories...


PETS & LEGAL POT-VO-WIPE


PETS IN WASHINGTON STATE ARE GETTING SICK AFTER EATING MARIJUANA.

THE STATE JUST LEGALIZED RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA USE.

VETS SAY THEY ARE SEEING A LOT MORE CASES OF ANIMALS GETTING HIGH AND SICK AFTER EATIGN THINGS LIKE POT BROWNIES Return to index of stories...


PETS & LEGAL POT-SOTVO


S/Stephanie Viskovich/Delta 9 Owner 1:05-1:09

"Any infused product should be treated as a medicine, not as a baked good to be hanging around."

BUTT WITH

S/Dr. Nathanial Stewart/Veterinarian:1:10-1:13

"It can trigger seizures, coma, or even death."

MOST T-H-C CASES IN ANIMALS CAN BE TREATED IF CAUGHT EARLY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ON CAM


WORKING TO CHANGE MINDS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

LEE COUNTY LEADERS IDENTIFYING HOT BEDS --

THAT ARE DANGEROUS FOR PEDASTRIANS --

AND FINDING WAYS FOR THEM AND CARS TO LIVE IN HARMONY.

AND A NEW SCAM IS TARGETING UNSUSPECTING GUESTS --

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TZ2 A) CAPE BIKE & PEDESTRIAN LANES-VO


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TZ2 B) HOTEL SCAM-VOTOPS


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GENERIC 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.

ANOTHER GREAT WEEKEND IN STORE

It was a picture-perfect end to the work week across Southwest Florida Friday, with plenty of sun and highs in the upper 70s. Clear skies will continue this evening, with temps falling into the 70s. Overnight lows will be cool, but not as cool as Thursday Night, with lows in the upper 50s.

The great weather will continue into the weekend. Expect mostly sunny skies on Saturday, with highs in the low to mid 80s.

Partly cloudy skies will prevail for Sunday, with a very slight chance of a rain shower and highs in the mid 80s.

Changes will arrive to start next week. A storm system will develop and push into our region on Monday. This will bring plenty of clouds as well as showers. Some storms will also be likely with this system as well. Highs on Monday will be in the low 80s.

There is still some uncertainty as to our quickly the system will exit the region. Sun & clouds will be likely through midweek, with highs in the low 80s. A few rain showers may also linger on Tuesday & Wednesday.

Drier and sunnier weather is expected to close next week, with temps holding in the low 80s. Return to index of stories...


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I75 BACKUP-LIVEU, FDOT, NAVI


AN UPDATE ON SOME BREAKING NEWS IN LEE COUNTY --

NBC 2 TRAFFIC ALERT.

ALL LANES OF I-75 ARE BACK OPEN AFTER A FOUR-VEHICLE CRASH --

BUT TRAFFIC STILL BACKED UP A FEW MILES --

THIS IS THE DOMINO EFFECT FROM LUCKETT ROAD --

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CAPE BIKE & PEDESTRIAN LANES-OC


LEE COUNTY RANKS AS ONE OF THE TEN MOST DEADLY COUNTIES IN FLORIDA FOR CYCLISTS AND WALKERS.

TONIGHT -- NBC2 GEORGE SOLIS FOUND WHAT THE STATE IS DOING TO CHANGE THAT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BIKE & PEDESTRIAN LANES-PKG


A MEETINGS OF MINDS

AIMED AT FIXING A GROWING PROBLEM.

LACK OF CONCERN FOR BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ON LEE COUNTY ROADWAYS.

49:34 "The emphasis is changing behavior we're looking to bicyclist to safe on the road, we're looking for pedestrians to be cautious, but we're especially focused on vehicles we want them to pay attention to what's going on the roads" Carmen Monroy, FDOT

THIS AFTERNOON A COLLECTIVE OF STATE AND COUNTY AGENCIES MET WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT TO TALK TRAFFIC.

51:00 "This is just the first of many meetings we're coordinating resources across the board, the goal is zero fatalities" Monroy

IT'S THE SECOND MEETING PUT ON LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER CECIL PENDERGRASS.

TODAY'S FOCUS- IMPLEMENT A STRONG LAW ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM BY IDENTIFYING TRAFFIC "HOT SPOTS" IN THE COUNTY.

47:46 "The main thing is to target and know the areas that people are getting injured and fatalities are occurring at." Pendergrass

SOME OF THE USUAL SUSPECTS WERE IDENTIFIED LIKE 41 AND BONITA BEACH ROAD.

F-DOT OFFICIALS SAY THEY'LL ALSO BE LOOKING AT INTERSECTIONS ALL OVER THE COUNTY.

39:06 "This is an epidemic problem for our county" Dan Moser, BikePed Matters

BIKE SAFETY ADVOCATES LIKE BILL MOSER SAY WHILE THE SAFETY IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERYONE ON THE ROAD-

THEY FEEL DRIVERS DON'T ALWAYS SHARE THE SAME SENTIMENT.

38:45 "That's one of the problems people are thinking about it, it is a huge problem for us" Moser

A LONG ROAD AHEAD- MANY HERE HOPE COMES WITH LITTLE TO NO BUMPS ALONG THE WAY.

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DIANA TABLOID CLAIM-VO


A FORMER TABLOID JOURNALIST CLAIMS ONE OF HIS SOURCES WAS PRINCESS DIANA.

AND THAT SHE LEAKED INFORMATION TO SPITE PRINCE CHARLES.

THE FORMER TABLOID EDITOR IS TESTIFYING IN BRITAIN'S PHONE HACKING TRIAL.

HE SAYS AFTER PRINCESS DIANA LEAKED ROYAL PHONE DIRECTORIES, SHE EVEN FOLLOWED UP WITH A PERSONAL PHONE CALL TO MAKE SURE HE GOT IT.

THE EDITOR SAYS DIANA WAS LOOKING FOR AN ALLY. AND THAT SHE HAD BEFRIENDED SEVERAL JOURNALISTS TO GET BACK AT CHARLES. Return to index of stories...


WATER RESCUE-VO


A WOMAN IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER DRIVING HER CAR INTO A CREEK IN INDIANAPOLIS.

THREE GOOD SAMARITANS JUMPED INTO THE FRIGID WATER TO HELP WHEN THEY HEARD THE CRASH.

THEY BROKE THE CAR WINDOW AND PULLED THE WOMAN TO SAFETY.

IT'S UNCLEAR WHAT CAUSED HER VEHICLE TO GO INTO THE CREEK. Return to index of stories...


TOUGH TEEN JOB MARKET-VO


YOUNG AMERICANS FACE THE TOUGHEST JOB MARKET ON RECORD.

RESEARCHERS FOUND 61-PERCENT OF 20 TO 24-YEAR OLDS HAD A JOB IN 2011 --COMPARED TO 72-PERCENT IN 2000.

THE DROP WAS EVEN BIGGER FOR TEENS -- AGES 16 TO 19.

ONLY 26-PERCENT OF TEENS HAD A JOB.

DOWN FROM 45-PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


HARRY POTTER EXHIBIT-O-AniBX, VO


UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REVEALS NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED DETAILS ABOUT THE MAGICAL JOURNEY

GUESTS WILL EXPERIENCE ABOARD THE HOGWARTS EXPRESS

Universal Creating First-Ever Experience that Will Allow Guests to Actually Ride the Iconic Train Between London and Hogsmeade - Just Like in the Books and Films

B-ROLL IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT:

https:/universalorlandoresort.sharefile.com/d/s3d241479cd84d7aa

ORLANDO, Fla. - One of the most memorable and exciting experiences from the Harry Potter series will come to life at Universal Orlando Resort this summer. Imagine:

· Being transported from the Muggle world to the wizarding world as you pass through the brick wall at King's Cross Station to arrive at Platform 9 ¾

· Watching in amazement as the Hogwarts Express pulls into the station - its billowing steam and authentic whistle beckoning you to hop aboard

· Sitting in one of the train's cabins with your family and friends and actually riding the Hogwarts Express - just as your favorite characters did in the Harry Potter films

· Looking outside your cabin window and enjoying a scenic, breathtaking journey through the British countryside as you encounter magical creatures, some of your favorite Harry Potter characters…and even Dementors…

Since the very first Harry Potter film, every fan has dreamed of taking the same classic journey Harry Potter did aboard the Hogwarts Express. And this summer - they will get to live it.

Today, Universal Orlando revealed never-before-released details about the Hogwarts Express experience that will debut as part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley - the all-new, magnificently themed land opening this summer. The train will connect the new land in Universal Studios Florida with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure - allowing guests with park-to-park admission to enjoy a real journey aboard the iconic locomotive.

Never before has this been done - creating an actual train ride experience to connect two spectacularly themed environments. The Hogwarts Express experience combines powerful storytelling, live special effects, lifelike animation and state-of-the-art technology to take riders on the journey of a lifetime. Guests will enjoy two completely different experiences depending on whether they're traveling to Hogsmeade or London.

Once seated in the cabin, guests will be able to look out their windows as an incredibly authentic and magical adventure unfolds before them. They'll see Hagrid come alongside the train on his flying motorbike, Buckbeak the Hippogriff swoop gracefully over the black lake, the Weasley twins on brooms and up to their usual antics, the Knight Bus swerving through London traffic - and other special moments and surprises.

Universal's Creative team has been working closely with Warner Bros., Stuart Craig and the production team from the Harry Potter films to create a sensational Hogwarts Express experience that the entire family can enjoy. The Creative team has gone to great lengths to ensure the experience is true to the books and films. Everything about the train is authentic - from the paint and the materials used to build it….all the way down to the whistle. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


CON ARTISTS ARE GETTING AWAY WITH BIG BUCKS USING NEW TACTICS ON AN OLD SCAM.

N-B-C TWO UNCOVERS HOW ONE PHONE CALL --

COULD HAVE YOU GIVING UP ALL YOUR INFORMATION WITHOUT EVEN BLINKING AN EYE. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) HOTEL SCAM-VO


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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ALS IN NEEDY AREA OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY-2SHOT


ONE GROWING CHARLOTTE COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD IS IN DIRE NEED OF EMERGENCY SERVICES.

IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, THOUSANDS OF 911 CALLS FOR HELP HAVE POURED IN FROM GULF COVE IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER DISCOVERED NEW LIFE SUPPORT VEHICLES COULD HELP WITH RESPONSE TIMES. Return to index of stories...


ALS IN NEEDY AREA OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY-PKG


UNTIL NOW, CHARLOTTE EMS HAS BEEN JUGGLING WHAT'S CALLED "MOVE-UPS." THAT'S WHEN DISPATCHERS TRANSFER RESCUERS STRATEGICALLY TO COVER A LARGER AREA WHEN THERE'S NO ONE ELSE TO HELP.

LoAnne GaNun, Gulf Cove "There were people in the neighborhood experiencing chest pains, problems."

… AND THOSE PEOPLE, OFTEN IN GULF COVE, WERE WAITING MUCH LONGER THAN RESIDENTS IN OTHER AREAS OF THE COUNTY TO RECEIVE AID - IN FACT, THAT HAPPENED 800 TIMES IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

Marianne Taylor Interim Safety Coordinator "The need shows itself just in the increase in call volume."

THERE'S NO BETTER PROOF THAN THE RECORDED 911 CALLS FROM 2008 TO 2013. ACCORDING TO CHARLOTTE COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY, CREWS RESPONDED TO AN INCREASE OF 4,300 EMERGENCY SITUATIONS DURING THAT TIME.

TODAY, TWO NEW ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT VEHICLES WERE UNVEILED DURING A CEREMONY AT STATION FOUR - THEY'LL STAY IN GULF COVE 24/7 - RESIDENTS TELL US IT'S SOMETHING THEY'VE NEEDED SINCE HURRICANE CHARLEY.

Steven GaNun "We really needed the rescue truck here because after Hurricane Charley we even lost this fire house."

LoAnne GaNun, Gulf Cove "Yes, they could have helped right away with that."

EACH VEHICLE COST 234,000 DOLLARS PAID FOR BY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDS - RESCUE FOUR BEEN RUNNING FOR JUST ONE MONTH AND HAS ALREADY RESPONDED TO OVER 150 CALLS.

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HOTEL SCAM-OC


RIGHT NOW WE'RE GOING TO HELP MAKE SURE YOU DON'T LOSE MONEY ON YOUR NEXT VACATION.

WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT THIS SCAM LAST MAY.

NOW THE SCAMMERS ARE BACK AND THEY'RE TARGETING HOTEL GUESTS.

NBC 2'S TY RUSSELL SPOKE TO VISITORS OF A CAPTIVA HOTEL WHO WERE HIT BY THE CON ARTISTS. Return to index of stories...


HOTEL SCAM-PKG


ONE GUEST AT TWEEN WATERS INN ON CAPTIVA IS OUT NEARLY 500 BUCKS.

14:24:25-14:24:31 Patricia Lombardi/tween waters inn guest "I can't

imagine that in this day in age that someone could be duped that

easily, I can't imagine it."

PATRICIA LOMBARDI AND HER NEW FRIEND JOAN FRANZONE ARE STAYING THERE.

THEY SAY THEY WON'T FALL FOR SNEAKY TRICKS FROM THIEVES.

14:22:13-14:22:17 Joan Franzone/ Tween Waters Inn Guest "I wouldn't

give credit card information as soon as I hear the c word."

GUESTS AT TWEEN WATERS INN ARE THE LATEST TO BE VICTIMIZED.

DEPUTIES SAY CON ARTISTS ARE CALLING ROOMS.

PRETENDING TO BE THE FRONT DESK AGENT.

THEY TELL VICTIMS THE MAIN COMPUTER CRASHED AND THEY NEED TO RE ENTER CREDIT CARD INFO.

14:11:04-14:11:10 John Lai/ Lee County Hotel Association "Typically,

they start with the 01s. So 201, 301, 101 and move up."

JOHN LAI IS THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE LEE COUNTY HOTEL ASSOCIATION.

HE SAYS THIEVES ARE ATTRACTED TO THE BUSY TOURIST SEASON.

BUT ALL HOTELS HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON THAT WILL KEEP YOU FROM FALLING VICTIM:

14:12:16-14:12:22 LAI "We will never ask for personal information over

the phone, we will always request that you come down to the front

desk."

LAST MAY, NBC 2 INVESTIGATORS UNCOVERED THIS SCAM.

TWO GUESTS FELL VICTIM AT A FORT MYERS HOTEL.

THIS TIME, AT LEAST FOUR PEOPLE GOT A CALL.

ONLY ONE PERSON LOST MONEY.

ON CAPTIVA. TY RUSSELL. NBC 2 Return to index of stories...


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All New

New Accusations

NEXT AT SIX.

NEW ACCUSATIONS FROM A LEE COUNTY WHISTLEBLOWER.

SHE SAYS LEADERS OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE SPENT MILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS ON A COMPANY THEY KNEW WAS DOOMED TO FAIL. SO THEY COULD PERSONALLY PROFIT.

PLUS.

:8:22 reunited outside crying hugging

New Details

Family Reunited

NBC 2 WAS THERE WHEN A LEHIGH ACRES BROTHER AND SISTER RETURNED HOME AFTER DISAPPEARING LAST NIGHT.

NEW DETAILS ABOUT HOW THEY ENDED UP SLEEPING AT A STRANGER'S HOME.

THE NEWS AT SIX IS 90 SECONDS AWAY. Return to index of stories...