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DIRECTORS PAGE SHOW OPEN-CLIP
HLA) JIM REIF-trx VO TOSS TO RICK-SS-EANIBOX
HLB) BUS AX CHILD HIT-trx VO NAPLES PIER RENOVATIONS-REM-LIVE
HLC) BOMB THREAT-trx SOTVO NAPLES PIER RENOVATIONS-PKG
5PM OPEN-CLIP NAPLES PIER RENOVATIONS-REM-LIVE
TOSS TO LINDSEY-2SHOT-SS JIM REIF ACCIDENT-SS
JIM REIF ACCIDENT-NEWSRM-RTR1 MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH-trx PLASMA
JIM REIF ACCIDENT-VO MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH-PKG
JIM REIF ACCIDENT-NEWSRM-RTR1 MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH-TAG
REIF HISTORY-VO-SS-WIPE FORT HOOD LATEST-VO-WIPE
REIF HISTORY-SOT-SS FORT HOOD LATEST-SOTVO
SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE-trx VO PISTORIUS TAKES STAND-trx SOTVO, OC
TOSS TO NICK-SS-MAPFLY PISTORIUS TAKES STAND-PKG
BUS AX CHILD HIT-LIVEU 2 PISTORIUS TAKES STAND-TAG
BUS AX CHILD HIT-PKG MISSING FL DOCTOR-VO-WIPE
BUS AX CHILD HIT-LIVEU 2 MISSING FL DOCTOR-SOTVO
EAST NAPLES BODY FOLO-SS, VO MICKEY ROONEY DIES-VO
TOSS TO CHRISTINA-SS, E-AniBX TEASE ONE-2SHOT
FM BOMB THREAT-REM 2 TZ1 A) charco 6 kids arrested-vo
FM BOMB THREAT-PKG TZ1 B) egig controversy-vo
FM BOMB THREAT-REM 2 TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
COLLIER HOME INVASION TIPS-SS, OC FL TEEN FALLS FROM BALCONY-SOTVO-WIPE
BENACQUISTO HUCKABEE-VO FL TEEN FALLS FROM BALCONY-SOTVO
LEE CO VOTING MACHINES-SOTVO ECIG CONTROVERSY-trx VO-WIPE
JEB BUSH IMMIGRATION-trx VO ECIG CONTROVERSY-SOTVO
HERTZ JOBS OPEN HOUSE-VIDBOX ORANGUTAN CANCER SURVIVOR-TC MON
NAPLES CHLORINE FLUSH-CG ORANGUTAN CANCER SURVIVOR-PKG
TEASE ONE-2SHOT ORANGUTAN CANCER SURVIVOR-OC
TZ1 A) FMB PARK & RIDE-VO-WIPE TEASE TWO-2SHOT
TZ1 B) SGT WILSON RIDE-VOTOPS TZ2 A) boat baby rescue-VO
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC TZ2 B) charco 6 kids arrested-VO
MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO STACEY-trx E-AniBX FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
CRIST NAPLES EVENT-REM 26 CHARCO 6 KIDS ARRESTED-ON CAM
CRIST NAPLES EVENT-VO-WIPE CHARCO 6 KIDS ARRESTED-BNR-PKG
CRIST NAPLES EVENT-SOT BOAT BABY RESCUE-VO-WIPE
CRIST NAPLES EVENT-REM 26 BOAT BABY RESCUE-SOTVO
ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP TYSON CHICKEN NUGGETS RECALL-trx OC
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL AIRLINE QUALITY-VOWIPE
FMB PARK & RIDE-trx OC AIRLINE QUALITY-SOTVO
FMB PARK & RIDE-BNR-PKG BOLT IN BURGER-OC-SOTVO-WIPE
MIDPOINT BRIDGE CLOSURE-trx, SSTOPS HOT AIR BALLOON CRASH-VO
SGT. MICHAEL WILSON RIDE-SS, VO TEASE THREE-2SHOT
TEASE TWO-OC TZ3 A) shooting folo fmpd cpr-VO
TZ2 A) GAP: TIM SCHNABEL-SOTVO AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
TZ2 B) benacquisto vote-VOTOPS A)
GAP: TIM SCHNABEL-SOTVO, PLASMA SHOOTING FOLO FMPD CPR-2SHOT
GAP: TIM SCHNABEL-BNR-PKG SHOOTING FOLO FMPD CPR-PKG
GAP: TIM SCHNABEL-SSTOPS SHOOTING FOLO FMPD CPR-OC
NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT HLA fm bomb threat-trxVO
A) NAPLES PIER-VO-WIPE HLB collier absentee ballots-trxVO
B) OSCAR PISTORIUS-SOTVO HLC benaquisto vote-trxVO


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HLA) JIM REIF-trx VO


THE MAN WHO HAS DELIVERED WEATHER FORECASTS INTO HOME IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR THE LAST 35 YEARS, IS GRAVELY INJURED IN A BICYCLE ACCIDENT.

NBC 2 METEOROLOGIST JIM REIF IS HOSPITALIZED TONIGHT/ Return to index of stories...


HLB) BUS AX CHILD HIT-trx VO


NEW INFORMATION ON A SCHOOL BUS CRASH -- THAT SENT A CAPE CORAL GIRL TO THE HOSPITAL.

NEW AT 5 --

HEAR FROM ONE STUDENT WHO SAYS SHE'S ALMOST BEEN HIT AT THAT SAME INTERSECTION A FEW TIMES.

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HLC) BOMB THREAT-trx SOTVO


10:34-

"I'm glad they caught him before he did some or any damage."

A STASH OF EXPLOSIVES -- ENOUGH TO BLOW UP A HOUSE!

TODAY, A FORT MYERS MAN FACED A JUDGE -- AFTER A FRIEND TURNED HIM INTO THE COPS. Return to index of stories...


5PM OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO LINDSEY-2SHOT-SS


A TRAGIC ACCIDENT SERIOUSLY INJURES OUR FRIEND AND COLLEGUE. A MAN WELL KNOWN AND LOVED IN THE COMMUNITY AND HERE AT NBC 2.

METEOROLOGIST JIM REIF WAS INVOLVED IN A SERIOUS BICYCLE CRASH SUNDAY AFTERNOON, LEAVING HIM WITH TRAUMATIC INJURIES TO THE HEAD.

NBC2'S LINDSEY FRY IS IN THE NEWSROOM RIGHT NOW TO TELL US HOW IT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF ACCIDENT-NEWSRM-RTR1


I SPOKE WITH CREWS FROM THE SAN CARLOS PARK FIRE DEPARTMENT TODAY. THEY TELL ME THEY GOT THE 911 CALL AT 11AM. THEY WERE ABLE TO RESPOND IN A MATTER OF MINUTES BECAUSE THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED LESS THAN A MILE AWAY FROM THE FIRE STATION. Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF ACCIDENT-VO


THIS IS VIDEO OF WHERE CREWS SAY THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED YESTERDAY---AT BEN HILL GRIFFIN PARKWAY AND MIROMAR LAKES BOULAVARD. JIM'S FAMILY TELLS US, HE WAS OUT RIDING HIS BICYCLE WHEN HE HIT A SIGN AND WAS THROWN FROM HIS BIKE. WE'RE TOLD, WHEN HE LANDED HE HIT HIS HEAD ON THE CURB. IT'S UNCLEAR WHAT CAUSED THE ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF ACCIDENT-NEWSRM-RTR1


CREWS TELL US, JIM WAS QUICKLY TRANSPORTED TO LEE MEMORIAL.

LIVE IN THE NEWS ROOM LINDSEY FRY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


REIF HISTORY-VO-SS-WIPE


JIM IS A HOUSEHOLD NAME IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

HE'S BEEN ON THE AIR SINCE 1979 -- FORECASTING THEN HERE AT WATERMAN BROADCASTING ON BOTH ABC7 AND NBC2.

JIM QUICKLY EARNED HIS REPUTATION AS A HURRICANE SPECIALIST --

HE'S A GUY WHO CAN TALK FOR DAYS ABOUT A STORM THREAT.

MANY OF YOU REMEMBER WHEN HURRICANE CHARLEY WAS BARING DOWN ON THE COAST -- JIM AND ROBERT WERE THE METEOROLOGISTS WHO PREDICTED THE STORM WOULD TURN OUR WAY.

ON A PERSONAL NOTE, JIM AND HIS FIANCEE WERE JUST RECENTLY ENGAGED.

HE PROPOSED ON A RECENT TRIP, AND FRINEDS SAY THEY HAV NEVER SEEN HIM HAPPIER Return to index of stories...


REIF HISTORY-SOT-SS


5248 "He's always had a great sense of humor. Always been upbeat even through the numerous changes

BUTT WITH

*5302 "He has an allegiance of friends across Southwest Florida.

JIM'S FAMILY IS ASKING THAT WE KEEP HIM IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS DURING THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME --

WE ARE KEEPING IN VERY CLOSE CONTACT WITH THEM AND WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED AS WE LEARN NEW INFORMATION ON HIS CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE-trx VO


WE HAVE THE LATEST NOW ON A BIG SCENE TODAY IN NAPLES --

A SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE FORCED EVERYONE TO EVACUATE THE PARKS AND RECREATION BUILDING.

NBC 2 SHOT THIS VIDEO LATE THIS AFTERNOON --

AS POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS MADE SURE EVERYONE GOT OUT SAFELY.

AN EMPLOYEE RECEIVED A THREATENING ENVELOPE WITH POWDER INSIDE.

HAZMAT TESTED IT.

TURNS OUT -- IT WAS JUST TALCUM POWDER.

BUT FIREFIGHTERS TELL NBC 2 -- YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO CAREFUL. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO NICK-SS-MAPFLY


A 12-YEAR OLD GIRL IS RECOVERING TONIGHT -- AFTER SHE WAS HIT BY A SCHOOL BUS IN CAPE CORAL.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 6:30 THIS MORNING ON EMBERS PARKWAY --

AS THE GIRL WAS WALKING TO HER BUS STOP.

NBC 2'S NICK CILETTI TALKED WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND STUDENTS TODAY.

NICK -- HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? Return to index of stories...


BUS AX CHILD HIT-LIVEU 2


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BUS AX CHILD HIT-PKG


SAMMI KUNZ KNOWS EMBERS PARKWAY HERE IN CAPE CORAL LIKE THE BACK OF HER HAND.

SOT

SAMMI KUNZ - OASIS HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN

4:34 - 4:40

"I think it's pretty bad, personally. Because my bus stops way down there and I have to walk all way the down here sometimes."

AND SHE'S NOT SURPRISED A TYPICAL STROLL TO THE BUS STOP ALMOST TURNED TRAGIC TODAY FOR ONE LITTLE CAPE CORAL GIRL.

SOT

SAMMI KUNZ - OASIS HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN

4:41 - 4:49

Ive almost gotten hit by a car a couple of times. Even when I'm walking on the grass because they swerve all the time.

TAKE STAND UP

BUT IT WASN'T A CAR THAT HIT A 12-YEAR-OLD CAPE CORAL GIRL.

IT WAS ANOTHER SCHOOL BUS -- HEADING TO THE GOODWILL LIFE ACADEMY IN FORT MYERS.

CAPE CORAL POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED AT 6:30 THIS MORNING --

AS THE GIRL WAS WALKING TO HER BUS STOP - IT WAS PITCH BLACK - AND SHE GOT HIT FROM BEHIND.

THAT GIRL IS BACK HOME TONIGHT.NURSING A FEW LACERATIONS TO HER HEAD.

SOT

CONCERNED MOM

3:32 - 3:36

I'm not surprised it happened.

THIS MOM WE SPOKE WITH SAID HER DAUGHTER IS FRIENDS WITH THE VICTIM.

SHE TELLS US IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE A CRASH LIKE THIS HAPPENED.

NO SIDEWALKS AND NO LIGHTS ONLY MAKE MATTERS WORSE, ACCORDING TO HER.

SOT

3:20 - 3:28

It's too dangerous for a child, especially in the morning. It's so dark for them to be talking along the road by themselves. It's very dangerous."

TONIGHT - FIRST RESPONDERS ARE URGING PARENTS TO USE THIS ACCIDENT AS A REMINDER.

SOT

MICHAEL HEEDER

CAPE CORAL FIRE DEPT.

4:07 - 4:15

Great idea for you to teach the children to stay 10 feet off the road. In other words, practice with your kids to take five giant steps away.

SIMPLE LESSONS THAT COULD MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GETTING OFF THAT BUS -- AND MAKING SURE YOU MAKE IT HOME. Return to index of stories...


BUS AX CHILD HIT-LIVEU 2


WE ARE STILL WORKING TO FIGURE OUT IF THE DRIVER OF THE BUS WILL BE CITED.

WE PRESSED THE SCHOOL FOR ANSWERS --

OFFICIALS TELL US THE DRIVER HASN'T HAD ANY PREVIOUS MISHAPS AND WILL BE ON PAID LEAVE PENDING THE OUTCOME OF THE INVESTIGATION.

LIVE IN CAPE CORAL, NICK CILLETTI, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


EAST NAPLES BODY FOLO-SS, VO


TONIGHT KNOW THE IDENTITY OF THE MAN FOUND DEAD IN EAST NAPLES OVER THE WEEKEND.

DEPUTIES TELL US --

THEY FOUND THE BODY OF 54-YEAR OLD WILLIAM NEUHAUSEL IN VACANT LOT ON PINE STREET, NEAR U-S 41.

A NEIGHBOR CALLED POLICE SATURDAY NIGHT -- AFTER HE SMELLED A STRONG ODOR.

WE'RE STAYING IN TOUCH WITH INVESTIGATORS TO FIND OUT HOW HE DIED. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHRISTINA-SS, E-AniBX


NBC 2 IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE EXPLOSIVES FOUND INSIDE A FORT MYERS HOME.

POLICE SAY THERE WAS ENOUGH THERE TO BLOW UP A HOUSE!

THE OWNER OF THE HOME -- TRAVIS ROLLING -- WENT BEFORE A JUDGE TODAY.

NBC 2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY IS FOLLOWING THIS STORY AND JOINS US WITH THE LATEST?

CHRISTINA? Return to index of stories...


FM BOMB THREAT-REM 2


THERE WERE 3 EXPLOSIVES SAID TO BE IN THE HOME.

THE MAN WHO TURNED IN ROLING--SAYS HE FOUND 2 PIPE BOMBS IN A SAFE--INSIDE THE GARAGE.

THE CONTENTS -- SAID TO BE GUNPOWDER.

ALSO --THE BOMB SQAUD FOUND ANOTHER DEVICE INSIDE THE HOME --WHICH THEY DISABLED. Return to index of stories...


FM BOMB THREAT-PKG


WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THIS HOME STAYED QUITE FOR A WHILE--

John Woods

Neighbor

9:49 naturally living here 2 houses away makes you real nervous about something like that going on because the explosive is dangerous 9:59

A FORMER CO-WORKER OF TRAVIS ROLING-- EVENTUALLY COMING FORWARD --

TELLING DEPUTIES HE HAD PULLED TWO 8 INCH DEVICES FILLED WITH GUNPOWDER FROM A SAFE IN ROLINGS GARAGE.

IT SPARKED A SEARCH SUNDAY--

ENDING IN THE ARREST OF TRAVIS ROLING.

DEPUTIES FOUND A DEVICE IN A WOODEN BOX INSIDE THE HOME AND DISABLED IT.

Willie Beal

Neighbor

3:59 it sounded like a bunch of firecrackers and i was like nah it sounded like gun fire 4:03

THE MAN WHO TURNED ROLING IN--

SAYS HE DID SIDE JOBS FOR HIM AT HIS HOME.

HE SAYS THEY ALSO WORKED TOGETHER AT COLONIAL COUNTY CLUB.

ACCORDING TO REPORTS --

THE MAN NEVER SAID ANYTHING ABOUT THE EXPLOSIVES HE FOUND AT ROLINGS--

UNTIL ROLINGS WAS FIRED FROM HIS SUPERVISOR JOB AT THE CLUB--

AND BEGAN SAYING HE WANTED TO HURT PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


FM BOMB THREAT-REM 2


WE REACHED OUT THE THE COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB.

NO ONE WAS RETURNED OUR CALL.

HIS WIFE --WHO WOULDN'T SPEAK ON CAMERA SAYS HER HUBSAND IS INNOCENT AND SOMEONE IS RETALIATING AGAINST HIM.

TONIGHT -- ROLING IS OUT ON BOND.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS CHRISTINA LUSBY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOME INVASION TIPS-SS, OC


DEPUTIES HOPE A NEW HOTLINE WILL HELP THEM SOLVE A STRING OF UPSCALE HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

5 FAMILIES HAVE BEEN TIED UP BY MASKED MEN AND ROBBED -- SINCE THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY.

THE MOST RECENT ONE HAPPENED LAST THURSDAY AT QUAIL WEST COUNTRY CLUB.

COLLIER COUNTY LAUNCHED THE HOTLINE FRIDAY.

SO FAR -- THEY'VE RECEIVED 5 TIPS. Return to index of stories...


BENACQUISTO HUCKABEE-VO


LIZBETH BENACQUISTO PICKED UP ANOTHER BIG ENDORSEMENT TODAY IN HER BID FOR TREY RADEL'S OLD CONGRESSIONAL SEAT --

FORMER ARKANSAS GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE.

HE MOVED TO FLORIDA -- AFTER HIS UNSUCESSFUL CAMPAIGN FOR THE G-O-P PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION IN 2008.

JUST LAST WEEK -- SARAH PALIN ATTENDED A BARBEQUE FUNDRAISER WITH BENACQUISTO IN NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO VOTING MACHINES-SOTVO


OFFICIALS SPENT THE DAY TESTING VOTING MACHINE EQUIPMENT AT THE LEE COUNTY ELECTION CENTER IN FORT MYERS.

NBC 2 TALKED WITH THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

SHE SAYS TODAY IS AN IMPORTANT STEP FOR VOTER CONFIDENCE.

Sharon Harrington/Supervisor of Elections

16:04-

"They need to know that that equipment has been checked several times, the initial check and when we put a program on it to make sure that is correct so they have confidence their vote will be counted."

THE SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION IS TWO WEEKS FROM TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


JEB BUSH IMMIGRATION-trx VO


FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH IS MAKING HEADLINES AFTER HIS STATEMENST ABOUT IMMIGRATION.

BUSH SAYS IMMIGRATION IS "NOT A FELONY, BUT AN ACT OF LOVE."

HE SAYS PEOPLE WHO COME TO THE UNITED STATE ILLEGALLY ARE OFTEN LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO PROVIDE FOR THE FAMILIES.

THE REMARKS CAME DURING AN INTERVIEW WITH FOX NEWS.

BUSH STILL HAS NOT SAID IF HE PLANS TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016.

BUT PROMISES A DECISION BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR. Return to index of stories...


HERTZ JOBS OPEN HOUSE-VIDBOX


HERTZ IS LOOKING FOR EMPLOYEES FOR ITS NEW HEADQUARTERS IN ESTERO.

THE CAR AND EQUIPMENT RENTAL COMPANY NEEDS CUSTOMER SALES EXPERTS AND TEAM LEADERS.

INTERVIEWS START WEDNESDAY.

WE'VE MADE IT EASY FOR YOU TO SCHEDULE ONE --

JUST GO TO NBC DASH-TWO DOT-COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES CHLORINE FLUSH-CG


IF YOU USE NAPLES WATER --

YOU MAY NOTICE A CHANGE IN THE COLOR OR TASTE -- STARTING TODAY.

THE CITY IS CHANGING THE DISINFECTANT.

OFFICIALS SAY THE CHLORINE FLUSH IS PERFECTLY SAFE AND SHOULD TAKE ABOUT A MONTH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


HOW NICE WOULD IT BE TO NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR TRAFFIC AS YOU'RE DRIVING TO FORT MYERS BEACH?

THERE'S A PLAN TO MAKE IT REALITY.

848-52

It makes it so much easier- quicker with traffic. It's nice

NBC 2 TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PLANS AND HOW MUCH IT WILL COST YOU

PLUS --

HOW HUNDREDS ARE COMING TOGETHER TO HELP THE FAMILY OF FALLEN CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTY. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) FMB PARK & RIDE-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) SGT WILSON RIDE-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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TOSS TO STACEY-trx E-AniBX


FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST JUST ARRIVED IN NAPLES,

HE'S SPEAKING TO THE DEMOCRATIC WOMEN'S CLUB TONIGHT.

NBC 2 ANCHOR STACEY DEFFENBAUGH JOINS US LIVE FROM THE-VENETIAN TOWER- IN NORTH NAPLES WITH A PREVIEW OF HIS VISIT Return to index of stories...


CRIST NAPLES EVENT-REM 26


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CRIST NAPLES EVENT-VO-WIPE


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CRIST NAPLES EVENT-SOT


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CRIST NAPLES EVENT-REM 26


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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.

It was a pretty nice weekend filled with sunshine and very warm weather. Temperatures will remain warm in the short term, before a cold front brings rain and a few storms followed by a brief cool down.

Partly sunny conditions will continue through the afternoon, with mainly dry weather. Daytime highs will climb into the middle to upper 80s, along with a breezy wind from the south and southwest.

Tonight, clouds will be on the increase ahead of our next storm system and there may even be a stray shower washing in from the Gulf of Mexico overnight. Humidity levels will stay high, keeping our nighttime temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s area wide.

A cold font will be crossing the peninsula on Tuesday, bringing us a threat for rain and a few storms by late morning through the afternoon hours. At this time, the severe weather risk looks low, however some of the storms that push through could produce some heavier downpours and gusty winds. Once the rain fades and the front pushes south, breezy northerly winds will usher in a cooler and drier airmass. This cool down will be brief, as we'll spend two nights in the 50s, with daytime highs rebounding quickly back into the 80s by Thursday. Return to index of stories...


FMB PARK & RIDE-trx OC


IF YOU'VE EVER BEEN TO FORT MYERS BEACH, THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE YOU'VE BEEN STUCK IN TRAFFIC ON MATANZAS PASS.

LEE COUNTY IS LOOKING TO BUY A LARGE PIECE OF PROPERTY TO BUILD A NEW BUS TERMINAL SO PEOPLE COULD AVOID THAT TRAFFIC.

NBC 2'S JOE ROETZ SHOWS US WHERE IT WOULD GO AND HOW Return to index of stories...


FMB PARK & RIDE-BNR-PKG


THE SEASON IS STARTING TO SLOW DOWN -

AND SO IS THE TRAFFIC TO FORT MYERS BEACH.

BUT DWIGHT LABADIE AND HIS DAUGHTER CHRISTINA ARE JUST GETTING INTO TOWN.

big Spring Break, we will be here til Friday.

we're gonna walk up to the hotel there, grab our bathing suits and head to the beach for lunch.

TO GET THERE - THIS FATHER DAUGHTER DUO ARE GONNA GRAB A RIDE ON A LEE TRAN TROLLEY -

IT'S A STRAIGHT SHOT FROM THE VACANT WINN DIXIE PLAZA AT THE CORNER OF SAN CARLOS BOULEVARD AND SUMMERLIN TO THE SOFT SAND OF FORT MYERS BEACH.

Folks have been boarding trolley busses in this plaza since the late 80s-

All that has to end as a new Walmart plans to make its way in.

LEE COUNTY IS EYEING THE IDEA OF PURCHASING PROPERTY NOT FAR UP THE ROAD, ON SUMMERLIN SQUARE DRIVE.

A 782 THOUSAND DOLLAR BUY THAT WOULD ALLOW LEE TRAN TO BUILD A BUS TERMINAL -

SIMILAR TO THIS ONE ON THE EDGE OF EDISON MALL. OUTFITTED WITH ELECTRICITY, RESTROOMS AND WIFI.

A NEARLY 4 MILLION DOLLAR STEP UP FROM THE CORNER OF THE EMPTY WINN DIXIE LOT.

whereever it is - we willd efinitely be there. Whether here or down the road. But a more well known spot will make people more apt to use it.

LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL DECIDE ON WHETHER TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE BIG BUY NEXT TUESDAY.

THE STATE WOULD PAY FOR HALF THE PURCHASE PRICE, WITH LEE COUNTY PICKING UP THE REST.

LABADIE HOPES IT HAPPENS FAST.

Hurry and build it so when I move here I don't have to deal with construction.

ON FORT MYERS BEACH, JOE ROETZ, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT BRIDGE CLOSURE-trx, SSTOPS


AN NBC-2 TRAFFIC ALERT ---

LANES ON THE MIDPOINT MEMORIAL BRIDGE WILL CLOSE TONIGHT AND TOMORROW --

SO, D-O-T CREWS CAN WORK ON THE BRIDGE.

AT LEAST ONE LANE WILL STAY OPEN AT ALL TIMES.

THE CLOSURES START AT 7 P-M.

LANES WILL RE-OPEN AT 5 IN THE MORNING. Return to index of stories...


SGT. MICHAEL WILSON RIDE-SS, VO


HUNDREDS HIT THE ROAD ON TWO WHEELS TODAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR A FALLEN CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTY.

RIGHT NOW -- A 5-DAY, 270-MILE CHARITY BIKE RIDE IS UNDERWAY -- HEADED TO DAYTONA BEACH.

PROCEEDS GO TO FAMILIES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY --

AMONG THEM --

THE FAMILY OF SERGEANT MICHAEL WILSON.

SERGEANT WILSON WAS SHOT AND KILLED LAST AUGUST -- RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALL.

HE SERVED THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR 20 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-OC


HE LEFT BEHIND HIS HOLLYWOOD DREAMS TO HELP HIS FAMILY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS.

"It took literally nanoseconds to realize it was the most wonderful thing I've ever done."

NEXT AT 5 --

NBC 2 GOES INSIDE THE CLASSROOM OF A GOLDEN APPLE WINNER.

HOW HE'S HELPING STUDENTS -- ONE MATH PROBLEM AT A TIME!

THEN ALL NEW AT 6 --

IN TWO PLACES AT ONCE.

NBC-2 DIGS INTO HOW LIZBETH BENACQUISTO CAST A VOTE IN TALAHASSE.WHILE SHE WAS SERVING BARBEQUE WITH SARAH PALIN IN NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) GAP: TIM SCHNABEL-SOTVO


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TZ2 B) benacquisto vote-VOTOPS


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GAP: TIM SCHNABEL-SOTVO, PLASMA


NBC 2 WAS IN ON THE SURPRISE AS TRAFALGAR MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER TIM SCHNABEL RECEIVED THE HONOR OF A LIFETIME. A GOLDEN APPLE AWARD.

ONE OF ONLY SIX EDUCATORS IN LEE COUNTY TO WIN THE PRESTIGIOUS AWARD.

OUR CHAD OLIVER SPENT SEVERAL HOURS IN MR. SCHNABEL'S CLASSROOM TO FIND OUT WHY HES CONSIDERED ONE OF THE BEST OF THE BEST. Return to index of stories...


GAP: TIM SCHNABEL-BNR-PKG


That is the bell.

Okay so guys here we go.

LONG BEFORE HIS DAYS AS A MATH TEACHER,

You will need a paper, pencil and calculator.

TIM SCHNABEL MOVED TO CALIFORNIA TO PURSUE DREAMS OF WRITING AND ACTING.

I spent 19 years in Los Angeles.

TIM HAD A ROLE ON THE 80'S SIT-COM "MAJOR DAD." PLAYING THE BOYFRIEND OF BEVERLY ARCHER'S CHARACTER - GUNNIE.

HE PUT HOLLYWOOD ON HOLD WHEN HIS FATHER IN CAPE CORAL NEEDED HELP.

He was ailing so I moved here to take care of him.

TIM EVENTUALLY FOLLOWED THE PATH OF HIS FATHER AND BROTHER AND BECAME A TEACHER

I tried it and it took literally nanoseconds to realize it was the

most wonderful thin g I've ever done.

HIS JOB IS MAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS APPRECIATE ALGEBRA.

If we don't teach algebra and we don't teach mathematics and really

really stress it, doors are shutting the kids' faces without them even

knowing it.

"Math is a subject where the object is to find the correct answer - which makes Tim Schnabel's motivational technique seem unorthodox -

one sentence posted at the front."

I know it seems weird.

HE *LIKES* WRONG ANSWERS.

one of the things I learned as a kids is

that I learned the most when I got something wrong and I fixed it.

THERE ARE MULTIPLE STEPS TO SOLVING PROBLEMS. MR. SCHNABEL POINTS OUT THE *POSITIVE.

Everything you did was perfect you just rounded it wrong.

I see a lot of confused faces - that's good. It's okay.

What did I ask you to do - there you go

BY SHARING MISTAKES AS A GROUP,

who else got 16 and didn't square root it?

THEY'RE MORE APT TO SPEAK UP BECAUSE THEY DON'T FEEL AS INSECURE.

They are insecure about everything. and really worried that they're

going to raise their hand and appear stupid.

THIS GOLDEN APPLE WINNER HAS FIGURED OUT A WAY TO HELP STUDENTS AT AN AWKWARD AGE OPEN UP.

Totally great.

AT LEAST NOW MORE PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO PRONOUNCE TIM *SCHNABEL'S* LAST NAME.

Ah Schnayball, Schnibel.

IN CAPE CORAL, CHAD OLIVER NBC-2 NEWS.

Thank you very very thank you very much thank you very much. Return to index of stories...


GAP: TIM SCHNABEL-SSTOPS


NBC-2 AND THE FOUNDATION FOR LEE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL AIR A ONE HOUR SPECIAL OF THE GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS.

YOU CAN WATCH THAT SPECIAL RIGHT HERE -- SUNDAY, APRIL 13TH AT 7 IN THE EVENING. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


THE NAPLES PIER IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR DESTINATIONS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

BUT IT'S IN DIRE NEED OF RENOVATIONS.

RENOVATIONS THAT COME WITH A HEFTY PRICE TAG.

NEXT AT 5:30 --

IS THE COST WORTH THE RETURN.

PLUS --

"I wake up every morning, and you're the first people I think of."

OSCAR PISTORIUS TOOK THE STAND TODAY TO TESTIFY DURING HIS MURDER TRIAL -- BREAKING DOWN -- AS HE APOLOGIZED TO REEVA STEENKAMP'S FAMILY.

WE'LL TAKE YOU INSIDE THE SOUTH AFRICAN COURTROOM Return to index of stories...


A) NAPLES PIER-VO-WIPE


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B) OSCAR PISTORIUS-SOTVO


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO RICK-SS-EANIBOX


ONE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S MOST POPULAR SPOTS IS IN DIRE NEED OF AN OVERHAUL. BUT IT'S GOING TO COST A LOT OF MONEY TO DO IT.

NEARLY 900-THOUSAND DOLLARS IS NEEDED TO REPAIR THE NAPLES PIER --

NBC2'S RICK RITTER IS THERE LIVE TONIGHT TRACKING YOUR TAX DOLLARS -- RICK, WHERE WILL THE MONEY COME FROM? Return to index of stories...


NAPLES PIER RENOVATIONS-REM-LIVE


ENGINEERS SAY IT'LL COST CLOSE TO $900,000 TO REPAIR THE PIER

-WE'RE TALKING EVERYTHING FROM REPLACING CLOSE TO 2000 BOARDS TO THE BEAMS THAT SUPPORT IT

-IF YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH THE PIER, YOU KNOW IT'S SEEN BETTER DAYS

-BUT COMING UP WITH THE MONEY, MIGHT NOT BE EASY Return to index of stories...


NAPLES PIER RENOVATIONS-PKG


TRT = 0:48

Delma Carretta/Naples = 0:33

Mayor John Sorey/City of Naples = 0:38

BUSTED DECKING, RAILINGS AND RUSTY BEAMS -THE NAPLES PIER IS STILL A MUST SEE ATTRACTION BUT IT'S QUALITY OF LIFE IS A DIFFERENT STORY.

THE PLAN IS TO ADD ALL STAINLESS STEEL AND COMPOSITE DECKING TO HELP THE PIER LAST LONGER.

WITH MORE THAN ONE-MILLION VISITORS IN 2013 - IT'S ARGUABLY THE BIGGEST ATTRACTION IN THE CITY BUT LONG-TIME RESIDENTS SAY THEY'VE BEEN WATCHING IT FALL APART OVER THE YEARS.

EACH YEAR - COLLIER COUNTY ALLOWS NAPLES TO COLLECT TWO-HUNDRED-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN TOURIST TAXES TO PAY FOR PIER REPAIRS.

THE CITY IS HOPING TO HOLD ON TO THE TWO-HUNDRED-THOUSAND IT GOT THIS YEAR - AND THEN GET AN ADVANCE ON THEIR NEXT 3 YEARS WORTH OF PAYMENTS.

TAKE SOTS

Delma Carretta/Naples/13:30:54 they always find the money to do the beaches so they've got to do something with the pier

Mayor John Sorey/City of Naples/13:41:17 for anyone who is really interested, they need to go down the steps and underneath pier and look at bolts, brackets and stringer

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NAPLES PIER RENOVATIONS-REM-LIVE


-WOULD TAKE 30 TO 60 DAYS TO REPAIR

-PIER WOULD SHUT DOWN DURING THAT TIME

-PLAN IS TO GET IT FRONT OF COMMISSIONERS IN THE NEXT MONTH OR TWO

-IF THEY APPROVE, WORK COULD START AS EARLY AS THIS SUMMER AND WOULD BE COMPLETED BEFORE NEXT TOURIST SEASON

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


JIM REIF ACCIDENT-SS


WE WANT TO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON A TRAGIC SITUATION AFFECTING US HERE AT WATERMAN BROADCASTING.

JIM REIF -- OUR DIRECTOR OF METEOROLOGY AND A FIXTURE ON SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TELEVISION SINCE 1979 -- WAS GRAVELY INJURED IN A BICYCLE CRASH OVER THE WEEKEND.

JIM WAS RIDING HIS BIKE ON BEN HILL GRIFFEN PARKWAY WHEN HE HIT A STOP SIGN AND FLIPPED OVER, STRIKING HIS HEAD ON THE CURB.

HE SUFFERED TRAUMATIC INJURIES.

JIM'S FAMILY IS BY HIS SIDE AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TONIGHT. INCLUDING HIS FIANCEE -- WHO HE JUST RECENTLY BECAME ENGAGED TO. THEY ARE VERY APPRECIATIVE OF YOUR GOOD THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

WE ARE CLOSELY MONITORING HIS CONDITION -- WE'LL CONTINUE TO UPDATE YOU BOTH ON THE AIR AND ON NBC-2.COM AS WE LEARN MORE. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH-trx PLASMA


A POTENTIAL BREAK IN THE SEARCH FOR MISSING MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 370.

AUSTRAILAN OFFICIALS DISCOVERED TWO SIGNALS WHICH COULD BE COMING FROM THE PLANES BLACK BOXES.

BUT AS KAREN TRAVERS DISCOVERS-

IT COULD TAKE DAYS OR EVEN WEEKS TO VERIFY THE SIGNALS ARE FROM THE MISSING PLANE. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH-PKG


TWO PINGS PICKED UP BY SEARCH SHIPS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN.COULD THIS BE THE

FIRST SIGNS OF MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 370?

Angus Houston, head of the Joint Agency Coordination Centre

Clearly this is a most promising lead and probably in the search so far.

AUSTRALIAN AUTHORITIES SAID ONE OF THEIR VESSELS - WITH THIS AMERICAN PING

LOCATOR - HEARD TWO SEPARATE SIGNALS.

Angus Houston, head of the Joint Agency Coordination Centre

this would be consistent with transmissions from both the flight data

recorder and the cockpit voice recorder.

SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAYCREWS HEARD SOMETHING LIKE THIS:

Nats pings/tics

THE FIRST SIGNAL LASTED TWO HOURS AND 20 MINUTES. THE SHIP TURNED AND PICKED

UP ANOTHER SIGNAL.FOR ABOUT 13 MINUTES.

THE TWO PINGS WERE ABOUT A MILE APART.

NOW THIS AUSTRALIAN NAVY SHIP - THE OCEAN SHIELD - IS ZONING IN ON A VERY

SMALL AREA, JUST THREE SQUARE MILES OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.

THE WATERS ARE VERY DEEP THERE.NEARLY THREE MILES TO THE OCEAN FLOOR.

BUT THE SEARCH TEAMS WANT TO HEAR A THIRD PING.THAT WILL ALLOW THEM TO

TRIANGULATE WHERE THE SIGNALS ARE COMING FROM.

THEN A DEEP SEA SEARCH COULD BEGIN.

Peter Leavy, Commodore, Royal Australian Navy

that will be the trigger at the moment to launch the autonomous underwater

vehicle with a more accurate sonar and potentially a camera for mapping and

visually looking at the ocean floor

THE BATTERIES ON THE BLACK BOXES WERE EXPECTED TO BE AT FULL STRENGTH ONLY

THROUGH THIS WEEKEND.BUT MANUFACTURERS OF THE SO-CALLED PINGERS SAY THERE

COULD BE A FEW MORE DAYS OF SOLID SIGNALS.

Stephen Ganyard

Even if we lose the pingers we're in a small enough search area we'll find

wreckage on the bottom. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH-TAG


THAT MAY NOT BE RIGHT AWAY.

EXPERTS SAY IT COULD BE MONTHS OR EVEN YEARS. Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD LATEST-VO-WIPE


KAREN TRAVERS REPORTING.

THE DEADLY SHOOTING RAMPAGE AT FORT HOOD LAST WEEK SPARKED NEW CAPITOL HILL DEBATE ABOUT GUN CONTROL AND DEFENSE SPENDING.

SOME LAWMAKERS SAY THERE NEEDS TO BE AN INCREASE OF MILITARY POLICE ON U-S BASES TO MAKE THEM SAFER.

ANOTHER OPTION --

LETTING SOLDIERS CARRY PERSONAL WEAPONS. Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD LATEST-SOTVO


Rep. Mike McCaul/ Texas

:19-

"Some -- not all, but maybe some -- of our senior leadership officers, enlisted men, on the base carry weapons for protection."

Dan Pfeiffer/ Sr. White House Advisor

:31-

"Pentagon has looked at proposals like the one that Congressman McCaul has talked about and they don't think it's a good idea."

LAWMAKERS HAVE ALSO TALKED ABOUT RESTRICTING WEAPONS TO THE MENTALLY ILL.

PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL ATTEND A MEMORIAL AT FORT HOOD ON WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TAKES STAND-trx SOTVO, OC


1:18-

NO SUPER - Oscar Pistorius

"I have terrible nightmares about things that happened that night where I wake up and I smell - I can smell um - I can smell blood and I wake up to being terrified."

AN EMOTIONAL DAY IN THE OSCAR PISTORIUS MURDER TRIAL.

THE OLYMPIC TRACK STAR TOOK THE STAND FOR THE FIRST TIME.

PISTORIUS -- WHO ASKED **NOT TO BE SHOWN ON CAMERA -- CRIED AT TIMES.

HE ALSO APOLOGIZED TO HIS GIRLFRIEND'S FAMILY.

MARCI GONAZALEZ HAS MORE FROM SOUTH AFRICA. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TAKES STAND-PKG


"I'd like to apologize."

OFF-CAMERA --

HIS VOICE QUIVERING --

OSCAR PISTORIUS TAKING THE STAND THIS MORNING PROFESSING HIS REMORSE -- TO THE FAMILY OF HIS SLAIN GIRLFRIEND, REEVA

STEENKAMP.

Oscar Pistorius, Defendant

"I wake up every morning and you're the first people I think of, the first people I pray for."

HER MOTHER -- EXPRESSIONLESS.

OTHERS IN TEARS AS HE SPOKE.

"I can't mention the sorry and the emptiness that I caused you and your family."

PISTORIUS -- ON TRIAL FOR SHOOTING AND KILLING STEENKAMP THROUGH THE BATHROOM DOOR OF HIS HOME IN PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA LAST FEBRUARY MAINTAINS HE THOUGHT SHE WAS AN INTRUDER.

"I was simply trying to protect Reeva. I can promise that when she went to bed that night she felt loved."

THE DEFENSE IS ALSO FOCUSING ON THE DOUBLE AMPUTEE'S DISABILITY.

"I was born with missing fibula."

LAYING OUT THEIR CLAIM THAT PISTORIUS FELT VULNERABLE THE NIGHT HE KILLED STEENKAMP

Dan Abrams, Legal Analyst

'The defense wants to argue that a reasonable person in his position with his disabilities would have more fear than an ordinary person."

COURT -- ADJOURNING EARLY FOR THE DAY -- THE DEFENSE CLAIMING - PISTORIUS WAS TOO EMOTIONALLY AND PHYSICALLY EXHAUSTED TO CONTINUE.

Barry Roux, Defense Lawyer

"I'm sorry, I'm really keen to use up time but not to the expense of other emotions." Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TAKES STAND-TAG


OSCAR PISTORIUS WILL BE BACK ON THE STAND TOMORROW AND IS EXPECTED TO BE ASKED ABOUT THE NIGHT STEENKAMP DIED. Return to index of stories...


MISSING FL DOCTOR-VO-WIPE


THERE MAY BE A BREAK IN THE CASE OF A MICHIGAN DOCTOR WHO HAS BEEN MISSING FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.

A BODY WAS FOUND IN AN INDIANA LAKE BY A FISHERMAN OVER THE WEEKEND LESS THAN A MILE AWAY FROM WHERE TELEKA PATRICK'S CAR WAS FOUND.

THE CORONER SAYS HE'LL NEED DENTAL RECORDS TO CONFIRM IF THE BODY IS PATRICK'S. Return to index of stories...


MISSING FL DOCTOR-SOTVO


sound / Erin French / Resident1:09-1:16

"I'm sad for the family, but at the same time, relief I guess if it is, that way the family can at least now have some closure and put her to rest."

OFFICIALS SEARCHED THAT SAME LAKE IN JANUARY WHEN IT WAS STILL FROZEN, BUT DIDN'T FIND ANYTHING. Return to index of stories...


MICKEY ROONEY DIES-VO


HOLLYWOOD LEGEND MICKEY ROONEY HAS DIED.

HE HAD ONE OF THE LONGEST CAREERS IN HOLLYWOOD -- SPANNING MORE THAN 50 YEARS.

HE WON TWO OSCARS AND STARRED IN 200 FILMS.

SOMETIMES -- LIFE OVERSHADOWED HIS CAREER.

HE WAS MARRIED EIGHT TIMES AND TESTIFIED BEFORE CONGRESS ABOUT ELDERLY ABUSE.

ROONEY DIED SUNDAY AT HIS NORTH HOLLYWOOD HOME

HE WAS 93-YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


SIX TEENAGERS ARRESTED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AFTER A STRING OF HOME AND CAR BURGLARIES --

AND WAIT TILL YOU HEAR WHAT ONE OF THEM IS ACCUSED OF SAYING TO THE DEPUTIES WHO ARRESTED THEM!

PLUS - WHY ANTI-SMOKING GROUPS *DON'T WANT E-CIGARETTES BANNED FROM FLORIDA.

YOU'RE WATCHING NBC2 NEWS AT 5:30. Return to index of stories...


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TZ1 B) egig controversy-vo


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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FL TEEN FALLS FROM BALCONY-SOTVO-WIPE


A FAMILY FROM INDIANA IS GRIEVING AFTER THEIR 13-YEAR-OLD BOY FELL TO HIS DEATH THIS WEEKEND IN PANAMA CITY.

"It's horrible.

I feel so bad for his parents.

I have a two year old little girl and I couldn't imagine, couldn't imagine what they're going through."

THE YOUNG MAN WAS VISITING WITH HIS GRANDMOTHER.

THE TWO WERE CHECKING OUT THE CONDOMINIUMS, WHEN THE VICTIM TOLD HIS GRANDMOTHER HE LEFT HIS PHONE UPSTAIRS.

SHORTLY AFTER THAT, HE FELL FROM THE 15TH FLOOR. Return to index of stories...


FL TEEN FALLS FROM BALCONY-SOTVO


"Grandma waited for a few seconds, started calling his name, no answer.

That's when she realized he fell off the balcony."

IT HAPPENED ON THE BEACH-SIDE OF THE CONDOMINIUMS.

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING IT AS AN ACCIDENTAL DEATH. Return to index of stories...


ECIG CONTROVERSY-trx VO-WIPE


NEW INFORMATION ON THE PUSH TO BAN E-CIGARETTES SALES TO FLORIDA TEENS.

TODAY -- ANTI-SMOKING GROUPS LIKE THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY AND THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION RALLIED -- **OPPOSING THE BILL

WHY? BECAUSE EVENTHOUGH THE ORIGINAL INTENT OF THE BILL WAS TO PREVENT TEENS FROM GETTING E-CIGARETTES, THEY SAY AN AMENDMENT JUST ADDED BY THE HOUSE PREVENTS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM REGULATING TOBACCO PRODUCTS. Return to index of stories...


ECIG CONTROVERSY-SOTVO


Kareem Golden/Students Working Against Tobacco

"Don't be fooled by their support of legislation banning the sale of e-cigarettes to youth. this bill is an unenforceable gimmick, a ruse that will allow the tobacco industry to continue killing 88 Floridians every day."

THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION SAYS 28 FLORIDA COUNTIES HAVE LOCAL E-CIGARETTE REGULATIONS THAT WOULD BE IN JEOPARDY -- IF THE HOUSE VERSION BECOMES LAW. Return to index of stories...


ORANGUTAN CANCER SURVIVOR-TC MON


MEDICINE MADE FOR HUMANS HELPED SAVE AN ORANGUTAN AT THE MIAMI ZOO.

NOW -- SHE'S THE ONE HELPING OTHERS -- THROUGH ART. Return to index of stories...


ORANGUTAN CANCER SURVIVOR-PKG


"Peanut did these three."

PEANUT THE ORANGUTAN SHARES HER PAINTINGS --

AND HER JOY OF LIFE WITH OTHER BLOOD CANCER SURVIVORS AT JUNGLE ISLAND -- WHERE SHE LIVES.

"Peanut became the first orangutan in the world to have infused chemotherapy- the same course of treatment that a human gets."

PEANUT HAS BEEN IN REMISSION FROM NON-HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA FOR MORE THAN A YEAR.

13-YEAR OLD VICTORIA GONZALEZ SHARES THAT JOY TOO.

SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH LEUKEMIA WHEN SHE WAS 6.

"I think it's pretty cool that an orangutan that went through that survives like this. So it's amazing."

"Wonderful experience and we're here to support Peanut during her journey. And I could relate to this as a parent and what we have been through and it's wonderful to know that she's doing well and she's a fighter. She's a fighter just like us."

NOW THAT PEANUT IS ALL BETTER -- PAINTING IS ONE OF HER FAVORITE THINGS TO DO.

"Probably the most long-lasting effect is she's very spoiled because she asked for everything and we gave it to her whenever she was going through her chemo and when she was sick. But that's a small price to pay."

"One more, ok?"

"I think it's really cute how an orangutan can do this. And I really like it." Return to index of stories...


ORANGUTAN CANCER SURVIVOR-OC


PEANUT PAINTED A PICTURE FOR EACH ALL OF THE CANCER SURVIVORS WHO STOPPED BY OVER THE WEEKEND.

THE GROUP ALSO GOT TO PLAY WITH THE OTHER ORANGUTANS -- INCLUDING PEANUT'S FRATERNAL TWIN, PUMPKIN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


A YEAR OLD CHILD AND A BOAT TRIP AROUND THE WORLD --

AHEAD A 5:30 -- THE DRAMATIC AND DANGEROUS EFFORT TO SAVE A SICK CHILD STRANDED AT SEA.

FIRST -- DETAILS ON THE ARREST OF SIX SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEENS FOR A STRING OF BURGLARIES. ONE OF THEM HAD TO BE TIED UP WITH A ROPE INSTEAD OF HANDCUFFS. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) boat baby rescue-VO


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TZ2 B) charco 6 kids arrested-VO


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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.

It was a pretty nice weekend filled with sunshine and very warm weather. Temperatures will remain warm in the short term, before a cold front brings rain and a few storms followed by a brief cool down.

Partly sunny conditions will continue through the afternoon, with mainly dry weather. Daytime highs will climb into the middle to upper 80s, along with a breezy wind from the south and southwest.

Tonight, clouds will be on the increase ahead of our next storm system and there may even be a stray shower washing in from the Gulf of Mexico overnight. Humidity levels will stay high, keeping our nighttime temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s area wide.

A cold font will be crossing the peninsula on Tuesday, bringing us a threat for rain and a few storms by late morning through the afternoon hours. At this time, the severe weather risk looks low, however some of the storms that push through could produce some heavier downpours and gusty winds. Once the rain fades and the front pushes south, breezy northerly winds will usher in a cooler and drier airmass. This cool down will be brief, as we'll spend two nights in the 50s, with daytime highs rebounding quickly back into the 80s by Thursday. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO 6 KIDS ARRESTED-ON CAM


CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY SIX TEENAGERS HAVE BEEN BREAKING INTO HOMES AND CARS IN PUNTA GORDA.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER DISCOVERED ONE CRIME LED INVESTIGATORS TO UNCOVER ANOTHER WHERE THE KIDS WERE FOUND WITH AMMUNITION AND KNIVES. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO 6 KIDS ARRESTED-BNR-PKG


NAT cars

25 MILES SOUTHEAST OF PUNTA GORDA NEAR THE CHARLOTTE/LEE COUNTY LINE, YOU WON'T FIND MUCH.

ACRES UPON ACRES OF WOODS - BUT HIDDEN BEHIND THIS FENCE ON STATE ROAD 31 LIES AN EASY TARGET FOR UNWANTED VISITORS.

"I think this is the first one I can think of in three and a half years that I was broken into."

MANAGER OF BABCOCK WILDNERNESS - STEVE SMITH - SAYS SIX KIDS ESCAPED FROM A FOSTER CARE SCHOOL A FEW MILES AWAY.

THESE FOUR ARE ACCUSED OF BREAKING INTO A VEHICLE, REMOVING A STEREO SYSTEM AND THEN DRIVING OFF WITH ANOTHER CAR.

"Most of those kids at Crossroads are pretty good kids… we don't usually have trouble out of them."

AFTER PULLING OVER THE CAR REPORTED STOLEN, DEPUTIES OVERHEARD THE TEENS TALKING ABOUT ANOTHER CRIME.

"We learned of a residential burglary that wasn't that far away."

AN UNOCCUPIED CABIN OFTEN RENTED TO TOURISTS HAD BEEN BROKEN INTO NOT ONCE, BUT TWICE.

MISSING WAS A MACHETE, AMMUNITION, MAGAZINES, SURVIVAL KNIVES AND A CAMERA.

"If anyone breaks into a structure or a conveyance and they arm themselves, that ups the level of the crimes."

DEPUTIES ARRESTED THESE TWO - JUSTIN DUNN AND SHAUN MILLER - THEY WERE FOUND PLAYING WITH THE MACHETE… AND NEARBY, A CLIP WAS FOUND HIDDEN IN A SOCK.

INVESTIGATORS SAY MILLER BECAME VIOLENT DURING HIS ARREST AND THREATENED TO KILL THE DEPUTY RESTRAINING HIM, KILL HIS WIFE, URINATE ON THEIR GRAVES AND THEN PERFORM SEX ACTS ON HIS MOTHER.

HANDCUFFS WEREN'T ENOUGH TO RESTRAIN HIM, SO DEPUTIES SAY THEY TIED HIM UP WITH A ROPE.

ALL TEENS ARE IN DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE CUSTODY - IN PG, LS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


BOAT BABY RESCUE-VO-WIPE


A DRAMATIC RESCUE AT SEA -- AFTER A FAMILY'S ILL-ADVISED ATTEMPT TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD WITH THEIR BABY.

EMERGENCY MEDICS PARACHUTED IN TO SAVE THE SICK BABY ON BOARD A DRIFTING SAILBOAT.

IT HAPPENED IN THE FRIGID WATERS OFF THE PACIFIC.

THEIR 36 FOOT SAILBOAT WAS DEAD IN THE WATER AND THE CHILD'S TEMPERATURE HAD SPIKED. Return to index of stories...


BOAT BABY RESCUE-SOTVO


The family is exhausted as one can image, but they are out of any imminent

danger or harm

THE FAMILY WAS ATTEMPTING TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD.

THEY SAY THEY WERE AS PREPARED AS THEY COULD HAVE BEEN FOR THE SITUATION. Return to index of stories...


TYSON CHICKEN NUGGETS RECALL-trx OC


AN NBC 2 CONSUMER ALERT --

A MASSIVE RECALL FROM TYSON CHICKEN.

SAFETY OFFICIALS SAY PLASTIC PIECES HAVE BEEN SHOWING UP IN BAGS OF CHICKEN NUGGETS.

THE RECALL INCLUDES 5-POUND BAGS OF FROZEN, WHITE MEAT CHICKEN NUGGETS SOLD AT SAM'S CLUB ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THE U-S-D-A SAYS THERE WAS A SCRAPER BROKE INSIDE A BLENDING MACHINE. Return to index of stories...


AIRLINE QUALITY-VOWIPE


AN ANNUAL REPORT ON THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY SHOWS A DROP IN COMPLAINTS FROM THE FLYING PUBLIC LAST YEAR. EVEN THOUGH MORE FLIGHTS RAN LATE.AND MORE BAGS WERE MISHANDLED OR LOST.

RESEARCHERS WHO PUT THE REPORT TOGETHER SAY THAT'S BECAUSE PASSENGERS HAVE LOWERED THEIR EXPECTATIONS. Return to index of stories...


AIRLINE QUALITY-SOTVO


"I think the consuming public has just said 'Look, just get me on the airplane.if it shows up within a half hour of when it's supposed to and gets there and my bags there, I'm outta here'"

BUT OVERALL, THE REPORT CALLS 2013 A GREAT YEAR.

IT RATES VIRGIN AMERICA THE BEST AIRLINE IN THE COUNTRY, FOLLOWED BY JETBLUE. Return to index of stories...


BOLT IN BURGER-OC-SOTVO-WIPE


A WOMAN IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO IS CLAMING TO HAVE FOUND SOMETHING HARD TO CHEW ON IN HER BURGER AT APPLEBEE'S.

SHE SAYS SHE WAS HAVING LUNCH WITH HER SISTER WHEN SUDDENLY-

"She bit into it and got a funny look on her face and we said what's wrong? As she kind of pulled the slider out of her mouth a little bit, there was this bolt."

YOU HEARD HER RIGHT.A **METAL BOLT.**

ALMAREZ SAYS THEY IMMEDIATELY CALLED OVER THE WAITER WHO TOLD THEM THEY DIDN'T HAVE A MANAGER AT THE MOMENT.

THE RESTAURANT DID GIVE THEM THE MEAL FOR FREE.

BUT SHE'S UPSET BECAUSE THE RESTAURANT DIDN'T STOP SERVING THAT MEAT TO OTHER CUSTOMERS. Return to index of stories...


HOT AIR BALLOON CRASH-VO


INCREDIBLE VIDEO TONIGHT OF A HOT AIR BALLOON COLLIDING WITH POWER LINES.

THE COUPLE INSIDE THIS BALLOON IN INDIANA HAD JUST GOTTEN ENGAGED WHEN THIS HAPPENED.

EVERYONE IS OK AND THE WEDDING IS STILL ON. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


A DRAMATIC RESCUE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

A MAN SHOT AND LEFT TO DIE IN A CANAL -- THEN RESCUED BY OFFICERS WHO WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY.

TONIGHT, NBC2 LEARNS NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE VICTIM. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) shooting folo fmpd cpr-VO


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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SHOOTING FOLO FMPD CPR-2SHOT


WE'VE LEARNED THE NAME OF THE MAN SHOT AND LEFT FOR DEAD IN A FORT MYERS CANAL OVER.

POLICE TELL US TIMOTHY BROWN STOPPED BREATHING SATURDAY EVENING.

TWO OFFICERS PERFORMED C-P-R AND BROUGHT BROWN BACK TO LIFE.

NBC-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN REVISITED THE CRIME SCENE - TALKING WITH PEOPLE IN THE AREA AND FRIENDS OF THE VICTIM. Return to index of stories...


SHOOTING FOLO FMPD CPR-PKG


Nats- car

A MAN'S LIFE NEARLY ENDED RIGHT HERE; ON THE BANKS OF A CANAL IN FORT MYERS.

Ofc. Ralph Louissaint, Fort Myers PD

10:00:58 a call came out that shots were fired and there was a victim, someone was hit. 10:01:03

WHEN POLICE GOT TO FORD AND THOMAS STREETS SATURDAY EVENING SOMEONE WAS PULLING TIMOTHY BROWN OUT OF THE CANAL - THINGS DIDN'T LOOK GOOD.

Ofc. Ralph Louissaint, Fort Myers PD

10:03:08 we saw he was unresponsive, not breathing so it was time to do CPR, start chest compressions. 10:03:16

INSTINCTS TOOK OVER FOR OFFICERS RAPLH LOUISSAINT AND CURTIS CATES.

MINUTES LATER - BROWN WAS BREATHING AGAIN - ALIVE.

Ofc. Curtis Cates, Fort Myers PD

9:58:30 as soon as he started breathing again, I gave a sigh of relief and was like ok now I can start assessing other things. how bad are the wounds? 9:58:39

BROWN IS IN THE HOSPITAL NOW. A FRIEND TELLS US BROWN IS A GOOD GUY.

WE DISCOVERED THE 35-YEAR-OLD HAS SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL.

HE'S BEEN BOOKED 28 TIMES FROM 1998 TO 2013 FOR THINGS LIKE TRESPASSING - COCAINE POSSESSION - AND GRAND THEFT.

Georgia Thomas, Neighbor

11:18 they just don't care. Don't care about nothing these days, nothing! I care, I care. I pray for a better life. 11:28

SATURDAY'S SHOOTING HAPPENED JUST BEYOND GEORGIA THOMAS' FRONT PORCH AND BEHIND AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

POLICE AREN'T TELLING US A MOTIVE. THOMAS SAYS SHE SEES PEOPLE DOING DRUGS IN THE AREA. NOW THE SHOOTING HAS HER ON EDGE.

Georgia Thomas, Neighbor

10:27 you could be walking out an you don't know where the bullet's gonna go. I could be sitting outside late at night, people are walking all behind the bushes and you don't know what's going on around you now. 10:36

IN FORT MYERS, CK, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


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THIS CASE IS STILL OPEN AND DETECTIVES ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP SOLVING IT.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CALL THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

WE HAVE THE NUMBER ON OUR WEBSITE, N-B-C-DASH-TWO-DOT-COM - CLICK ON THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


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NEXT AT SIX - NEW DETAILS ABOUT EXPLOSIVES FOUND INSIDE A FORT MYERS HOME.

TONIGHT - THE MAN UNDER ARREST SAID HE HAD ENOUGH POWER TO BLOW UP A HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


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AND - DOZENS OF BALLOTS ARE TOSSED OUT FROM THE UPCOMING CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION.

NBC-2 UNCOVERS THE PROBLEM WITH SOME ABSENTEE BALLOTS THAT VOTERS NEED TO SEE. Return to index of stories...


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PLUS - HOW COULD STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO VOTE IN TALLAHASSEE WHILE SHE WAS FUNDRAISING IN NAPLES?

NEW AT SIX - WE DIG INTO A POSSIBLE VIOLATION OF SENATE RULES. Return to index of stories...