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DIRECTORS PAGE FL DAYCARE CRASH FOLO-TC MON
BREAKING OPEN-CLIP FL DAYCARE CRASH FOLO-SOTVO
TOSS TO CHRISTY-ZM MAP FL DAYCARE CRASH FOLO-VO
ALLIGATOR ALLEY CRASH-VO FL DAYCARE CRASH FOLO-SOT
DAYCARE SUSPECT CAUGHT-TRX-VO FL DAYCARE CRASH FOLO-TC MON
GOLDEN GATE FIRE FOLO-VO-WIPE PA SCHOOL STABBING-trx VO-WIPE
GOLDEN GATE FIRE FOLO-SOTVO PA SCHOOL STABBING-SOTVO
TOSS TO STACEY-trx SS, VO, E-AniBX KIDNAPPING VICTIM RESCUED-VO
FDLE ARREST FOLO-LIVEU 2 SARASOTA AMBER ALERT UPDATE-SS
FDLE ARREST FOLO-PKG MODEL HELD TYCOON DEATH-VO
FDLE ARREST FOLO-LIVEU 2 TSARNAEV NAME CHANGE-VO
BEACH CAM COMPLAINT-trx VO PISTORIUS TESTIMONY-VO-WIPE
TOSS TO ALEX-SS-MAPFLY PISTORIUS TESTIMONY-SOTVO
BODY FOUND IN POND-REM 1 MISSING PLANE UPDATE-VO
BODY FOUND IN POND-PKG GM RECALL-VO
BODY FOUND IN POND-REM 1 CIVIL RIGHTS SUMMIT-OTS
NAPLES DROWNING-trx VO CIVIL RIGHTS SUMMIT-PKG
REIF MEMORIAL SERVICE-SS, OC, BNR REIF MEMORIAL SERVICE-SS
TOSS TO MATT-E-AniBX TEASE ONE-OC
GOV SCOTT CANCER RESEARCH-REM 7 TZ1 A) OFF THE GRID-VO-WIPE
GOV SCOTT CANCER RESEARCH-VO-WIPE TZ1 B) MASTER PAR 3-VOTOPS
GOV SCOTT CANCER RESEARCH-SOT TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
GOV SCOTT CANCER RESEARCH-REM 7 MASTERS PAR 3-trx VOPLASMA
KOMEN LUNCHEON-VO-WIPE MASTERS PAR 3-BNR-PKG
KOMEN LUNCHEON-SOTVO FACEBOOK BODY IMAGE-VO
TEASE ONE-OC TEASE TWO-2 SHOT
TZ1 A) SUPERBOAT RACES-SOTVO-WIPE TZ2 A) FL PEEPING TOM-SOTVO
TZ1 B) DAYCARE FOLO-VOTOPS TZ2 B) CHIKUNGUNYA CONCERNS-VOTOPS
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP CHIKUNGUNYA CONCERNS-trx E-AniBX
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL CHIKUNGUNYA CONCERNS-CAM 99
breaking car crash CHIKUNGUNYA CONCERNS-BNR-VO
TOSS TO LAURA-trx, SS, MAPFLY CHIKUNGUNYA CONCERNS-SOTVO
STRANGER DANGER-LIVEU 1 CHIKUNGUNYA CONCERNS-CAM 99
STRANGER DANGER-VO-WIPE FL PEEPING TOM-VO-WIPE
STRANGER DANGER-SOT FL PEEPING TOM-SOTVO
STRANGER DANGER-LIVEU 1 FL OBESE MAN CUT FROM HOME-VO-WIPE
TOSS TO LUCAS-trx VOTOPS, E-AniBX FL OBESE MAN CUT FROM HOME-SOTVO
SUPER BOAT GRAND PRIX-REM 2 CEMENT TRUCK CRASH-O-AniBX, VO
SUPER BOAT GRAND PRIX-BNR-PKG BACON PRICES-trx VOTOPS-WIPE
SUPER BOAT GRAND PRIX-REM 2 BACON PRICES-SOTVO
NOONAN ACADEMY CLOSING-OC RED SNAPPER SEASON-VO
TEASE TWO-2SHOT COLBERT LETTERMAN-VO
TZ2 A) GOLDEN APPLE-SOTVO TEASE THREE-2SHOT
TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS TZ3 A) LEE MEMORIAL STANDUP-SOT
GAP: SGT PATRICK MILLER-PLASMA, SOTVO, PLASMA AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
GAP: SGT PATRICK MILLER-BNR-PKG A) DONALD BYRD UPDATE-VOTOPS
GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS-SS TOPS LEE MEMORIAL NEW PLAN-trx OC
NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT LEE MEMORIAL NEW PLAN-BNR-PKG
A) SCHOOL STABBING-VO-WIPE OFF THE GRID UPDATE-trx TC MON
B) DAYCARE CRASH-VOTOPS OFF THE GRID UPDATE-BNR-PKG
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BREAKING OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO CHRISTY-ZM MAP


BREAKING NEWS --

ALLIGATOR ALLEY IS BACK OPEN TONIGHT AFTER A SERIOUS CRASH IN THE WESTBOUND LANES.

A YOUNG BOY AND HIS PREGNANT MOTHER WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED. TRAFFIC BACKED UP FOR MILES WHILE MEDFLIGHT LANDED ON THE INTERSTATE TO TAKE THE VICTIMS TO THE HOSPITAL.

CHRISTY ANDREWS IS THERE LIVE Return to index of stories...


ALLIGATOR ALLEY CRASH-VO


Per trooper on scene:

Mom dad and child in car

Kid and dad will be taken toNCH downtown

Mom taken in helicopter to lee memorial

Kia sportage lost control and overturned in median.

Mom and child were ejected

Child about 4 years old

Trauma alert on mom

Child is hurt seriously but is stable

Dad has minor injuries

Mom and child were likely not wearing seat belts

Road will be back open in about 10 or 15 min

Dad was driving

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DAYCARE SUSPECT CAUGHT-TRX-VO


ALSO BREAKING RIGHT NOW -- THE MANHUNT IS OVER FOR THE SUSPECT IN YESTERDAY'S DAYCARE CRASH NEAR ORLANDO.

ROBERT CORCHADO TURNED HIMSELF IN THIS AFTERNOON.24 HOURS AFTER INVESTIGATORS SAY HE RAN ANOTHER CAR OFF THE ROAD AND INTO THE BUSY DAYCARE.

A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL WAS KILLED IN THE CRASH, ANOTHER CHILD IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION RIGHT NOW.

WE'RE WORKING FOR MORE DETAILS RIGHT NOW AND WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED AS WE LEARN MORE. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE FIRE FOLO-VO-WIPE


WE ARE LEARNING TONIGHT FOUR YEAR OLD TWINS PLAYING WITH MATCHES LIKELY CAUSED THE FIRE THAT BURNED DOWN THEIR HOME.

THEY ALONG WITH THEIR TEN YEAR OLD SIBLING

THE MOTHER SAYS SHE WAS WAS AT A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT.

HER HUSBAND WENT TO THE STORE ACROSS THE STREET -- LEAVING THEIR 10-YEAR OLD SON AND 4-YEAR OLD TWIN BOYS HOME ALONE.

MINUTES LATER -- THE HOUSE WAS UP IN FLAMES. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE FIRE FOLO-SOTVO


Arnold Myrtil/Father

52:32-52:3

"Just like that I saw the fire. Nobody can go inside. I can do nothing."

ALL OF THE CHILDREN ARE OKAY.

INVESTIGATORS TELL US THE BOYS WERE PLAYING WITH MATCHES INSIDE THE GARAGE.

WE TALKED TO THE CHIEF THIS AFTERNOON.

HE TELLS US AS OF RIGHT NOW -- NO CHARGES WILL BE FILED. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO STACEY-trx SS, VO, E-AniBX


TONIGHT -- A NAPLES MAN IS CHARGED WITH MONEY LAUNDERING AND EXTORTION.

THOMAS WELCH APPEARED IN COURT THIS AFTERNOON.

OUR CREWS WERE THERE AS AGENTS RAIDED HIS POINCIANA DRIVE HOME YESTERDAY.

NBC 2'S STACEY DEFFENBAUGH WAS IN COURT TODAY--

AND has NEW DETAILS ON THE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


FDLE ARREST FOLO-LIVEU 2


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FDLE ARREST FOLO-PKG


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FDLE ARREST FOLO-LIVEU 2


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BEACH CAM COMPLAINT-trx VO


NEW INFORMATION ON A FORT MYERS BEACH RENTAL PROPERTY -- WHERE DEPUTIES FOUND HIDDEN CAMERAS.

NBC 2 LEARNED TODAY -- ANOTHER RENTER FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

SOME RENTERS SAY THEY WERE VISITED SEVERAL TIMES A DAY BY SOMEONE CLAIMING TO BE THE OWNER -- ASKING WHAT ROOMS AND BATHROOMS THEY WOULD BE USING.

SO FAR -- NO ONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO ALEX-SS-MAPFLY


RIGHT NOW -- INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW A WOMAN ENDED UP IN A POND AT A LEE COUNTY APARTMENT COMPLEX.

HER BODY WAS FOUND THIS MORNING AT COLLEGE POINTE APARTMENTS -- OFF COLLEGE PARKWAY AND SOUTH POINTE.

DEPUTIES DO NOT SUSPECT FOUL PLAY.

NBC 2'S ALEX DEARMAS HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY ALL DAY --

AND JOINS US LIVE.

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


BODY FOUND IN POND-REM 1


THIS IS THE LAKE WHERE NEIGHBORS SAY THEY FOUND A BODY EARLY THIS MORNING.

THE NEIGHBOR WHO CALLED DEPUTIES TELL ME THERE WAS NOTHING IN THE LAKE AT 6:30 --

BUT THEN THAN AN HOR LATER HE SAW A HAND STICKING OUT BY THOSE LILY PADS. Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND IN POND-PKG


Meghan Bernheardt, lives near lake

22:51-22:53 "It was right outside my window."

A BODY FLOATING IN THIS LAKE AT A LEE COUNTY APARTMENT COMPLEX.

Meghan Bernheardt, lives near lake

22:54-23:02 "I look out my window and was shocked because I didn't know what to think. It looked like a body but at the same time I was like no way."

MEGHAN BERNHEARDST WOKE UP TO SEE A FEMALE BODY IN THIS LAKE AT THE LAKES AT COLLEGE POINTE APARTMENTS.

Meghan Bernheardt, lives near lake

23:02-23:08 "we live in a safe community so the fact that there was a body didnt seem possible. "

DEPUTIES AND INVESTIGATORS FLOODED THE NEIGHBORHOOD LOOKING FOR ANSWERS.

Meghan Bernheardt, lives near lake

23:35-23:36"She was mostly under water. "

NEIGHBORS SAY THEY SAW DEPUTIES REMOVING A PURSE, FLIP FLOPS, A BOTTLE OF ALCOHOL AND TWO EMPTY BOTTLES OF PRESCRIPTION PILLS IN THESE BUSHES.

Megan Ramsden

32:25-32:33 "Yes there will be a heightened motherly safety issue going on. But other than that I'm very very shocked. "

DEPUTIES HAVE NOT CONFIRMED IF THE VICTIM WAS A MAN OR WOMAN-- THEY DO TELL US THEY DID NOT LIVE IN THIS APARTMENT COMPLEX.

Meghan Bernheardt, lives near lake

25:13-25:22"It's too bad. And it's a little scary that if they are not part of this community then where did they come from, how did they get there. " Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND IN POND-REM 1


DEPUTIES DON'T SUSPECT FOUL PLAY THEY ARE WORKING TO IDENTIFY THE BODY AND FIND OUT HOW THE PERSON ENDED UP IN THIS LAKE.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS. ADA. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DROWNING-trx VO


NEW INFORMATION TONIGHT ON THE DEATH OF A 75 YEAR OLD NAPLES WOMAN FOUND FLOATING THE GULF OF MEXICO.

NBC 2 TALKED WITH THE MEDICAL EXAMINER TODAY -- WHO CONFIRMED SHE DROWNED.

BEACHGOERS FOUND HER FLOATING IN THE GULF MONDAY AT PELICAN BEACH BAY -- JUST SOUTH OF VANDERBILT BEACH.

THEY TRIED PERFORMING C-P-R --

BUT SHE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


REIF MEMORIAL SERVICE-SS, OC, BNR


WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE CONTINUED OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT AS WE REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF NBC 2 METEOROLOGIST JIM REIF.

JIM DIED MONDAY FROM HEAD INJURIES HE SUFFERED IN A BICYCLE ACCIDENT.

A PUBLIC MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD THIS SATURDAY AT MCGREGOR BAPTIST CHURCH ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD IN FORT MYERS.

THE SERVICE IS FROM TEN TO NOON.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS -- JIM'S FAMILY ASKS THAT YOU MAKE A DONATION TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF FUND IN MEMORY OF JIM.

YOU'LL FIND A LINK AT NBC DASH TWO DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO MATT-E-AniBX


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT STOPPED IN FORT MYERS THIS AFTERNOON -- TO ANNOUNCE A 30-MILLION DOLLAR INCREASE IN THE STATE BUDGET FOR CANCER RESEARCH.

HE SAYS THE MONEY WILL HELP MAKE FLORIDA A LEADER IN CANCER CARE.

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGH TALKED WITH THE GOVERNOR AND JOINS US LIVE. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT CANCER RESEARCH-REM 7


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GOV SCOTT CANCER RESEARCH-VO-WIPE


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GOV SCOTT CANCER RESEARCH-SOT


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GOV SCOTT CANCER RESEARCH-REM 7


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KOMEN LUNCHEON-VO-WIPE


TODAY -- LOCAL CHARITIES FIGHTING BREAST CANCER RECEIVED GRANT MONEY FROM THIS YEAR'S SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE.

AT LEAST 45-HUNDRED COMPETITORS HELPED RAISE MONEY FOR THE SUSAN G. KOMEN FOUNDATION.

75-PERCENT OF THE MONEY RAISED STAYS RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


KOMEN LUNCHEON-SOTVO


"Without Komen giving those funds back they wouldn't be in existence and they couldn't help the men and women here in the 5 counties of Southwest Florida."

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS YEAR'S SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE A GREAT SUCCESS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-OC


NEARLY 80,000 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO PACK ONTO MANASOTA KEY THIS WEEKEND FOR A SUPER BOAT RACE.

"It's going to be great! Great for the community. I'm excited."

BUT WITH ALL THOSE PEOPLE -- YOU MAY HAVE SOME PROBLEMS PARKING.

NBC 2 IS LIVE WITH WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) SUPERBOAT RACES-SOTVO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) DAYCARE FOLO-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


STOCKS TANKED TODAY.

THE NASDAQ HAD ITS WORST DAY SINCE NOVEMBER 2011 -- LOSING 129 POINTS OR THREE PERCENT.

THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL FELL TRIPLE DIGITS. MORE THAN 266 POINTS.

AND S AND P ALSO DROPPED -- LOSING 39 POINTS. Return to index of stories...


ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

GREAT AFTERNOON AHEAD

After a cool morning, plenty of sunshine will bathe the region today.

Morning lows were in the 50s area wide, but with the sun highs will climb into the low 80s with low humidity values.

This evening and tonight will be very pleasant but still a little on the cool side.

Most of us closer to the coast and along the urban corridor will drop to the low 60s, except around Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda where we'll dip into the upper 50s.

We continue the warming trend Friday through the weekend with daytime highs bouncing back to the mid to upper 80s.

Humidity also makes a comeback late this weekend, but moisture will still be too limited to bring a significant rain chance into the forecast, keeping the weekend outlook mainly dry and sunny.

The next chance of rain likely won't be until Tuesday when a weak cool front slides down the Florida peninsula. Return to index of stories...


breaking car crash


BREAKING NEWS --

ALLIGATOR ALLEY IS BACK OPEN TONIGHT AFTER A SERIOUS CRASH IN THE WESTBOUND LANES.

A YOUNG BOY AND HIS PREGNANT MOTHER WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED. TRAFFIC BACKED UP FOR MILES WHILE MEDFLIGHT LANDED ON THE INTERSTATE TO TAKE THE VICTIMS TO THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LAURA-trx, SS, MAPFLY


TONIGHT -- FORT MYERS POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN -- WHO THEY SAY TRIED TO LURE TWO YOUNG KIDS INTO HIS TRUCK WITH MONEY.

THE 10-YEAR OLD BOY WAS WALKING wiTH HIS YOUNGER SISTER BETWEEN FOWLER STREET AND METRO PARKWAY -- WHEN HE SAYS A MAN IN A BLACK TRUCK OFFERED HIM TWO DOLLARS.

THE BOY SAID NO --

AND RAN HOME. Return to index of stories...


STRANGER DANGER-LIVEU 1


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STRANGER DANGER-VO-WIPE


FORT MYERS POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN WHO APPROACHED A CHILD AND OFFERED HIM MONEY THIS MORNING

THEY SAY IT HAPPENED THIS MORNING AT A BUS STOP OFF OF EVANS AVENUE.

A TEN YEAR OLD BOY SAYS HE WAS WALKING TO THE STOP WHEN A MAN IN A PICK UP TRUCK PULLED UP AND OFFERED HIM TWO DOLLARS.

THE BOY SAYS HE DEMANDED HE TAKE IT AND EVEN GOT OUT OF THE TRUCK AT ONE POINT.

HE TOLD THE MAN NO AND HE DROVE AWAY. Return to index of stories...


STRANGER DANGER-SOT


I was like terrified and my legs were like quivering with fear

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY THEY HAVE STEPPED UP PATROLS AT THE BUS STOP BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL.

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A BLACK MAN WITH GOLD TEETH AND A NECK TATTOO, DRIVING A BLACK PICK UP TRUCK. Return to index of stories...


STRANGER DANGER-LIVEU 1


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TOSS TO LUCAS-trx VOTOPS, E-AniBX


PREP WORK HAS STARTED FOR THE LARGEST EVENT TO EVER COME TO ENGLEWOOD -- THE SUPER BOAT INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX RACE.

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOLE ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THIS WEEKEND'S RACE.

NBC 2'S LUCAS SEILER TALKED WITH ORGANIZERS TODAY.

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT? Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOAT GRAND PRIX-REM 2


PEOPLE ARE FLOCKING HERE FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW.

THIS WEEKEND, ORGANIZERS EXPECT ABOUT 80,000 PEOPLE TO LINE UP RIGHT HERE BEHIND ME.

BUT FIRST -- RACERS ARE TAKING OVER ENGLEWOOD BEACH WHERE THEY'RE PARKING THEIR SPEED BOATS.

HALF OF BEACH PARKING NOW CLOSED DOWN FOR THE PUBLIC ON THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SIDE OF MANASOTA KEY. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOAT GRAND PRIX-BNR-PKG


NAT powerdrill

AFTER MONTHS OF HECTIC PLANNING, THE TEST IS FINALLY HERE -

NAT setting up

Chuck Broaddus, Racer "We're ecstatic about this venue."

NOT ONLY IS IT THE FIRST SUPER BOAT RACE OF 2014 FOR THE UNITED STATES, BUT IT'S THE FIRST EVER FOR ENGLEWOOD.

Jerry York, Race Director "It's like giving birth. but instead of nine months it's been like three years."

LEAVING MANY WONDERING - JUST HOW IS IT GOING TO PAN OUT.

Jason Fair, Charlotte Fire EMS Deputy Chief "That is the big question. it's the first one. it causes a lot of question and a lot of speculation, but we have to prepare for the worst and that's what we do. expecting thousands of people in a limited area."

AND THEY'RE ALREADY ARRIVING - SOME PLANNING VACATIONS ON MANASOTA KEY JUST TO BE ABLE TO WATCH THE RACES - LIKE PAUL MILLER.

Paul Miller, Visiting for races "I rented a place just because I found out about this. bring my family down and watch the races."

NAT wave

ENGLEWOOD BEACH ALREADY LOOKS PACKED - IMAGINE 80,000 SPECTATORS STANDING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER.

Jennifer Keneston, Visiting for races "It's a lot of people in a small space, but you can get out on the beach, spread out, I think it'll be great!"

Paul Miller, Visiting "It's going to be exciting to see. going 100 mile per hour or more."

THE MOOD IS OPTIMISTIC HERE, ESPECIALLY AMONG LONG-TIME RACERS LIKE CHUCK BROADDUS.

IMPRESSED WITH THE WAY MANY FIRST TIME ORGANIZERS ARE KEEPING UP WITH THE CHAOS.

Chuck Broaddus, Racing "From what I can see so far, first time being here and all. it looks like it's going to be a great place to have a race."

TAKE LIVE, START ON MAST CAM

YOU CAN SEE HALF OF ENGLEWOOD BEACH PARKING IS TAKEN OVER BY RACERS - TOMORROW, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LOT WILL BE CLOSED. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOAT GRAND PRIX-REM 2


THE EVENT OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF WITH A PARADE IN PUNTA GORDA TOMORROW - FESTIVITIES STARTING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT NOON.

LIVE ON MK, LS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


NOONAN ACADEMY CLOSING-OC


NOONAN ACADEMY IN FORT MYERS IS CLOSING.

THE PRIVATE SCHOOL SAYS CLASS SIZE IS TOO LOW AND IT CAN'T AFFORD TO STAY OPEN PAST THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

THE PRE-K THROUGH 8TH GRADE SCHOOL HAS BEEN OPEN FOR 14 YEARS.

RIGHT NOW -- ABOUT ONE HUNDRED STUDENTS GO THERE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


AFTER 17-YEARS IN THE MILITARY --

HE'S NOW USING "TOUGH LOVE" TO HELP MOTIVATE STUDENTS.

"Alright give 'em too claps and a Hoah."

"It's the toughest, loviest love you can find."

IT'S A STORY YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS.

WE'LL SHOW HOW TRAGEDY HELPED LEAD THIS LEE COUNTY GOLDEN APPLE WINNER TO THE CLASSROOM. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) GOLDEN APPLE-SOTVO


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TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS


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GAP: SGT PATRICK MILLER-PLASMA, SOTVO, PLASMA


MOST TEACHERS GO THEIR ENTIRE CAREER AND NEVER HAVE A MOMENT LIKE THIS.

"You are our Golden Apple Winner. Congratulations. Thank you. Yeah!"

ALL THIS WEEK -- NBC 2 HAS BEEN TAKING YOU ALONG AS THE FOUNDATION FOR LEE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HANDS OUT ITS BIGGEST HONOR.

NBC 2'S CHAD OLIVER SHOWS HOW FORMER ARMY RANGER, MASTER SEARGENT PATRICK MILLER CARRIES OUT A NEW MISSION AT MARINER HIGH SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


GAP: SGT PATRICK MILLER-BNR-PKG


AFTER 17-YEARS IN THE ARMY,

Had a career in special operations with 75th ranger regiment.

MASTER SERGEANT PATRICK MILLER TURNED TO TEACHING.

I'm going to need three groups to come up and do a presentation.

HE TEACHES J-R-O-T-C AT MARINER HIGH.

It's really not about the military. As a matter of fact, the pillars

of our program center around leadership community service and

citizenship.

PART DRILL-SERGEANT.

Alright give 'em too claps and a Hoah.

hooah!

It's the toughest, loviest love you can find.

AND PART LIFE COACH.

I associate with positive people.

Chose your friends wisely.

Don't take the hard wrong over the easy right.

HE KNOWS ONLY 3-PERCENT OF HIS STUDENTS WILL GO INTO THE MILITARY.

Our drive really is to get 'em into college.

fall in!

Attention!

take your hands out of your pockets Cain.

I tell my students you determine your day. You determine your day by

your attitude. I tell 'em everyday I determine my day to be a

successful day, to be a good day.

TO REALLY APPRECIATE THE GOOD DAYS, YOU HAVE TO PUSH THROUGH DARK ONES.

Master Sergeant Miller teaches teenagers. Most are between 15 and 17

years old. He says he chose education because of a 16-year old in

particular that never got the chance to graduate.

HIS BROTHER DAMIAN DIED IN THEIR HOMETOWN OF MIAMI. ACCIDENTLY SHOT BY A FRIEND.

They were at his house and one of the kids was playing around with a

gun. HIs parent's weapon. He didn't realize there was a round in the

chamber. It went off and shot my brother in the back of the head and

he died instantly.

THAT EXPERIENCE DREW HIM TO YOUNG PEOPLE.

I see Damian everywhere I look. He was an athlete as well. He played

on the football field.

MASTER SERGEANT MILLER USES COMPETITION TO MOTIVATE.

Yes sir we earned every single one of them.

and they only started appearing after Master Sergeant Miller.

HE COACHES A TEAM MODELED AFTER THE ARMY RANGERS.

Winning hurts but it feels good and that's our moto.

give 'em a hand give 'em a hand

A GOLDEN APPLE WINNER WHO TEACHES LEADERSHIP WITH TOUGH LOVE.

I can think of a million other things I could be doing right now but

it's the kids. They keep me motivated. Keep me excited about doing

what I do everyday.

Be the best you can be. Perfection is key. Hooah. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS-SS TOPS


CHAD OLIVER REPORTING.

YOU CAN WATCH THE GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS RIGHT HERE ON NBC 2 -- SUNDAY NIGHT AT 7. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


NEXT AT 5:30, YOU'LL HEAR FROM VICTIMS OF THAT HORRIBLE SCHOOL STABBING IN PENNSYLVANIA --

WHAT THEY SAY. AND WE HEAR FROM A CLASSMATE TRYING TO FIND FORGIVENESS.

AND THE SUSPECT IN THE DEADLY ORLANDO DAYCARE HIT AND RUN, TURNED HIMSELF IN.

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breaking news remains


WERE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS OUT OF FORT MYERS --

POLICE TELLS US --

HUMAN REMAINS WERE DISCOVERED THIS AFTERNOON JUST OFF COLONIAL BOULEVARD JSUT EAST OF I-75.

NBC 2'S TY RUSSELL IS ON THE SCENE -- AND JOINS US ON THE PHONE. Return to index of stories...


FL DAYCARE CRASH FOLO-TC MON


BREAKING NEW DETAILS THIS AFTERNOON IN A HUGE STORY THAT PEOPLE ACROSS THE STATE ARE TALKING ABOUT.

THE MANHUNT IS OVER FOR THE SUSPECT IN THE DEADLY DAYCARE CRASH OUTSIDE ORLANDO.

WITHIN THE LAST HOUR, WE'VE LEARNED ROBERT CORCHADO TURNED HIMSELF IN.

INVESTIGATORS THINK HE RAN ANOTHER CAR OFF THE ROAD AND INTO A BUSY DAYCARE.

RIGHT NOW A 3 YEAR OLD IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION --.

A 4 YEAR OLD GIRL WAS KILLED -- WE JUST GOT HEARTBREAKING HOME VIDEO OF HER. Return to index of stories...


FL DAYCARE CRASH FOLO-SOTVO


**child singing -- hey I just met you this is crazy here's my number call me maybe

11 OTHER KIDS WERE INJURED. Return to index of stories...


FL DAYCARE CRASH FOLO-VO


INVESTIGATORS CREDIT MEDIA COVERAGE WITH PRESSURING CORCHADO TO TURN HIMSELF IN.

WE DID SOME DIGGING ON HIS BACKGROUND.HE SERVED TIME FOR COCAINE TRAFFICKING AND WAS OUT ON BAIL IN ANOTHER CASE INVOLVING DRUGS, HIT AND RUN, AND LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


FL DAYCARE CRASH FOLO-SOT


"We will find him- if he's out there and hearing this, please turn yourself in, because you would rather turn your self in." Return to index of stories...


FL DAYCARE CRASH FOLO-TC MON


A DOZEN OTHER PEOPLE INSIDE THE DAYCARE WERE HURT BUT THEY ARE EXPECTED TO BE OK.

WE ARE WORKING RIGHT NOW TO FIND OUT HOW AUTHORITIES CAUGHT THEIR SUSPECT AND WHAT HAPPENS TO HIM NOW --

COUNT ON US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED AS THIS STORY DEVELOPS. Return to index of stories...


PA SCHOOL STABBING-trx VO-WIPE


SOME OF THE VICTIMS OF THAT HIGH SCHOOL STABBING ATTACK IN PENNSYLVANIA THIS WEEK ARE STARTING TO SHARE THEIR STORIES.

SOPHOMORE ALEX RYE BUL IS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT.

OUT OF 21 PEOPLE STABBED IN MURRYVILLE YESTERDAY. THREE REMAIN IN INTENSIVE CARE TONIGHT.

ALL ARE EXPECTED TO SURVIVE, AND MANY ARE CREDITING THEIR FRIENDS AND CLASSMATES WITH SAVING THEIR LIVES. Return to index of stories...


PA SCHOOL STABBING-SOTVO


S/ Brett Hurt / victim:21 -:27

"I got a stab in the back. stabbed in the back and a bruised lung."

BUTT WITH

"I just hope that everyone. that I can forgive him and everyone else who got hurt can forgive him."

THE TEENAGER IS BEING HELP WITHOUT BOND.

HIS ATTORNEY HAS ASKED FOR A PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION TO SEE IF HE'S COMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL. HIS PARENTS SAY THEY SAW NO INDICATION THEIR SON WAS DISTURBED. Return to index of stories...


KIDNAPPING VICTIM RESCUED-VO


FIVE PEOPLE ARE CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING THE FATHER OF A NORTH CAROLINA PROSECUTOR.

FRANK JANSSEN WAS RESCUED FROM AN ATLANTA APARTMENT LATE LAST NIGHT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE WAS KIDNAPPED BECAUSE HIS DAUGHTER HELPED PUT AWAY A FELON FOR LIFE.

THE KIDNAPPERS THREATENED TO TORTURE JANSENN. AND EVEN SENT PICTURES OF HIM TIED UP TO HIS WIFE. Return to index of stories...


SARASOTA AMBER ALERT UPDATE-SS


NO CHARGES ARE EXPECTED FOLLOWING AN AMBER ALERT OUT OF SARASOTA THIS MORNING.

5 MONTH OLD BRIANNA MARTINEZ-LUJANO WAS FOUND SAFE IN MANATEE COUNTY WITH 31 YEAR OLD ALDEQUNDO BENITEZ-CAIVILLO. HE'S THE MAN AUTHORITIES SUSPECTED SHE WAS WITH.

THE CHILD'S FATHER SAYS BENITEZ-CAIVILLO AND THE CHILD'S MOTHER HAD BEEN IN A ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP. THEY WERE STAYING IN A HOTEL TOGETHER WHEN THE MOTHER WAS RUSHED TO A HOSPITAL AND DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES.

BENITEZ-CAIVILLO TOLD POLICE HE TOOK CUSTODY OF THE CHILD AFTER HER MOTHER'S DEATH UNTIL HE COULD ALERT PROPER AUTHORITIES. Return to index of stories...


MODEL HELD TYCOON DEATH-VO


A SWIMSUIT MODEL IN SLOVAKIA IS THE PRIME SUSPECT IN THE DEATH OF A MILLIONAIRE BRITISH BUSINESSMAN.

ANDREW BUSH WAS FOUND SHOT DEAD AT HIS VILLA IN SPAIN.

HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND, A SWIMSUIT MODEL, TURNED HERSELF IN TO POLICE.

BUSH'S CURRENT GIRLFRIEND TOLD POLICE SHE WAS THERE SHORTLY BEFORE THE SHOOTING, BUT RAN AWAY WHEN SHE REALIZED SOMEONE ELSE WAS INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


TSARNAEV NAME CHANGE-VO


WE'RE NOW LEARNING THE SUSPECTED MASTERMIND OF THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS WANTED TO CHANGE HIS NAME A FEW MONTHS BEFORE THE ATTACK.

TAMERLAN TSARNAEV MADE THE REQUEST WHEN HE FILED HIS APPLICATION TO BECOME A U-S CITIZEN.

THE GOVERNMENT SAYS HE WANTED TO CHANGE HIS FIRST NAME TO MUAZ --

TO HONOR A MAN FIGHTING IN THE CAUCASUS REGION OF RUSSIA.

TSARNAEV WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY POLICE -- JUST DAYS AFTER THE APRIL BOMBINGS.

HIS YOUNGER BROTHER IS AWAITING TRIAL. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TESTIMONY-VO-WIPE


A ROUGH DAY ON THE WITNESS STAND FOR OSCAR PISTORIUS, THE MAN KNOWN AS THE BLADE RUNNER.

TODAY PROSECUTORS GRILLED OSCAR PSTORIUS ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS MODEL GIRLFRIEND, REEVA STEENKAMP.

HE GUNNED HER DOWN IN HIS BATHROOM.

HE SAYS HE THOUGHT SHE WAS AN INTRUDER.

TODAY, PROSECUTORS PAINTED HIM AS A JEALOUS, CONTROLLING BOYFRIEND WHO SNAPPED. QUESTIONING TEXTS THEY FOUND IN REEVA'S PHONE.

SAYING SHE WROTE I LOVE YOU TWO DIFFERENT TIMES. BOTH OF THEM TO HER MOTHER. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TESTIMONY-SOTVO


PISTORIUS: That's correct my lady, I never got the opportunity to tell Reeva that I loved her.

LEGAL EXPERTS SAY, PROSECUTOR'S STRATEGY IS TO RATTLE PISTORIUS AND HOPE FOR AN OUTBURST. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE UPDATE-VO


OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO ZONE IN ON POSSIBLE SIGNALS FROM THE MISSING MALAYSIA FLIGHT.

THE PLANE WENT OFF THE RADAR MORE THAN A MONTH AGO.

NOW THE AUSTRALIA NAVY IS SEARCHING THE SMALLEST AREA YET. HOPING TO RECOVER ANY SIGN OF FLIGHT 370.

OFFICIALS WILL SEARCH FOR PINGS FOR AT LEAST 10 DAYS.

IF THAT FAILS, THEY SEND AN UNMANNED SUBMARINE TO MAP THE OCEAN FLOOR. 3 MILES DEEP.

THAT COULD TAKE UP TO THREE WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


GM RECALL-VO


TWO GENERAL MOTORS ENGINEERS ARE NOW ON PAID LEAVE.

THIS COMES AFTER THE RECALL OF 2-POINT-6 MILLION CARS.

A IGNITION SWITCH PROBLEM HAS BEEN LINKED TO AT LEAST 13 DEATHS.

G-M KNEW ABOUT THE DEFECT AS EARLY AS 2004 -- BUT NEVER ISSUED A RECALL.

CONGRESS IS INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


CIVIL RIGHTS SUMMIT-OTS


PRESIDENT OBAMA DELIVERED THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS TODAY AT THE CIVIL RIGHTS SUMMIT IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

IT MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT SIGNED BY PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON IN 19-64.

NBC'S JAY GRAY TAKES A CLOSER LOOK. Return to index of stories...


CIVIL RIGHTS SUMMIT-PKG


nats tour

PRESIDENT OBAMA. FIRST LADY MICHELLE. AND CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS, WHO MARCHED ON WASHINGTON AND FOUGHT ON THE FRONT LINES FOR EQUALITY, TOURED THE LYNDON JOHNSON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY - BEFORE THE PRESIDENT DELIVERED HIS KEYNOTE ADDRESS.

"President Johnson fought for and agreed, horse traded, bullied and persuaded until he signed the civil rights act into law."

nats

ONE REASON, SO MANY HAVE GATHERED HERE. TO CELEBRATE THAT MOMENT 50-YEARS LATER. AND HONOR THE TENACITY. AND SACRIFICE OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR CHANGE.

"Because of the civil rights movement, because of the laws pres. johnson signed. new doors of opportunity slung open for everybody, not all at once but they swung open."

BUT THERE ARE SOME - WHO INSIST THEY NEED TO BE OPENED EVEN WIDER.

"We have a growing prison industry that's really radicalized, we have growing economic inequality and disparity, we have all kinds of problems with public school systems that could be addressed if resources and priority were given to those problems.

PRIORITIES THAT GRABBED THE ATTENTION OF FOUR PRESIDENTS. OBAMA. BUSH. CLINTON. AND CARTER -- WHO ARE ALL A PART OF CIVIL RIGHTS SUMMIT.

nats

ISSUES THAT A HALF-CENTURY LATER. HAVEN'T GONE AWAY.

nats

BUT NEITHER HAS HOPE. OR THE EFFORT. FOR CHANGE. Return to index of stories...


REIF MEMORIAL SERVICE-SS


THE FAMILY OF OUR COLLEGUE NBC 2 METEOROGLIST JIM REIF IS ASKING FOR DONATIONS TO THE RED CROSS IN LIEU OF FLOWERS.

HIM DIED MONDAY FROM HEAD INJURIES HE SUFFERED IN A BICYCLE ACCIDENT.

A PUBLIC MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD SATURDAY AT MCGREGOR BAPTIST CHURCH ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD IN FORT MYERS FROM TEN TO NOON.

DONATIONS CAN BE MADE TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF FUND IN MEMORY OF JIM.

YOU'LL FIND A LINK AT NBC DASH TWO DOT-COM.

JIM SPENT HIS CAREER WARNING PEOPLE ABOUT NATURAL DISASTERS, HIS LEGACY WILL HELP THOSE WHO ARE AFFECTED BY THEM IN YEARS TO COME. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-OC


A NEW TWSIT IN THE STORY OF A WOMAN FIGHTING with the CITY OF CAPE CORAL TO LIVE OFF THE GRID.

AHEAD AT 5:30, WE'LL SHOW YOU THE DOGS TAKEN FROM A HOME WHERE THE OWNER REFUSES TO HAVE RUNNING WATER.

FIRST - A SNEAK PEEK AT THE MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT, RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) OFF THE GRID-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) MASTER PAR 3-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MASTERS PAR 3-trx VOPLASMA


THE MOST STORIED EVENT IN PROFESSIONAL GOLF. THE MASTERS. IS UNDERWAY AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB.

BUT WE GOT A SNEAK PEAK AT MASTERS WEEK THIS PAST FRIDAY.

AND NBC 2'S RISHI BARRAN DIDN'T HAVE TO TRAVEL TOO FAR TO FIND IT. Return to index of stories...


MASTERS PAR 3-BNR-PKG


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FACEBOOK BODY IMAGE-VO


FACEBOOK IS A GREAT WAY TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH FRIENDS --

BUT TOO MUCH OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA SITE MAY BE BAD FOR YOUNG WOMAN.

RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT THE PROFILES OF MORE THAN 800 FEMALE COLLEGE STUDENTS --

AND FOUND THOSE WHO SPENT A LOT OF TIME ON FACEBOOK FELT WORSE ABOUT THEIR APPEARANCE -- ESPECIALLY WOMAN WHO WANTED TO LOSE WEIGHT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


A MAN IS BREAKING INTO GATED COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH FLORIDA -- SPYING ON WOMAN IN THEIR HOMES!

AND IT'S ALL ON CAMERA!

26-

"I heard a squeaking on the window, which I now think was the bottom of his sneaker against the glass."

WE HAVE THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO POLICE HOPE WILL LEAD TO HIS ARREST.

PLUS --

A MOSQUITO-BORNE VIRUS IS SPREADING FAST THROUGH THE CARIBBEAN.

AND THERE'S CONCERN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAY BE NEXT.

WHAT NBC 2 HAS LEARNED ABOUT THE VIRUS --

AND WHAT'S BEING DONE TO PROTECT YOU. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) FL PEEPING TOM-SOTVO


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TZ2 B) CHIKUNGUNYA CONCERNS-VOTOPS


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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.

GREAT AFTERNOON AHEAD

After a cool morning, plenty of sunshine will bathe the region today.

Morning lows were in the 50s area wide, but with the sun highs will climb into the low 80s with low humidity values.

This evening and tonight will be very pleasant but still a little on the cool side.

Most of us closer to the coast and along the urban corridor will drop to the low 60s, except around Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda where we'll dip into the upper 50s.

We continue the warming trend Friday through the weekend with daytime highs bouncing back to the mid to upper 80s.

Humidity also makes a comeback late this weekend, but moisture will still be too limited to bring a significant rain chance into the forecast, keeping the weekend outlook mainly dry and sunny.

The next chance of rain likely won't be until Tuesday when a weak cool front slides down the Florida peninsula. Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA CONCERNS-trx E-AniBX


A SERIOUS WARNING TONIGHT ABOUT A MOSQUITO BORNE ILLNESS NOW SPREADING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NBC 2'S HOLLIE HOJEK IS FOLLOWING THIS STORY FOR US -- HOLLIE? Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA CONCERNS-CAM 99


THAT ONE REPORTED CASE WAS AN IMPORT CASE-- MEANING THE PERSON GOT

INFECTED IN THE CARIBBEAN- CAME TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-- THEN LEFT.

THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF THE DISEASE IN LEE COUNTY RIGHT NOW-- BUT BECAUSE OF

HOW SERIOUS IT IS-- MOSQUITO CONTROL PROGRAMS ALL ACROSS SOUTHWEST

FLORIDA ARE MEETING TOMORROW TO DEVELOP A RAPID RESPONSE TO

STOP THE MOSQUITO BORN DISEASE BEFORE IT SPREADS HERE. Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA CONCERNS-BNR-VO


THIS MOSQUITO BORNE DISEASE IS PRONOUNCED CHIKUNGUNYA

IT COMES FROM THE AFRICAN WORD-- WHICH MEANS TO BE BENT OVER-- THATS

BECAUSE IF INFECTED-- IT CRIPPLES ITS VICTIMS.

RIGHT NOW IT IS SPREADING THROUGHOUT THE CARIBBEAN AT AN ALARMING RATE.

--THERE ARE CLOSE TO 20-THOUSAND HUMAN CASES.

IT SPREADS FROM MOSQUITO TO HUMAN TO MOSQUITO AT A MUCH FASTER RATE THAN NORMAL MOSQUITO BORNE DISEASES. Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA CONCERNS-SOTVO


Shelly Redovan, Lee County Mosquito Control

:17:04 its not a disease we can pick up in like chicken flocks to know

that it's out there. its going to take a human case and by the time

you have one-youve probably had quite a few more already exposed to

it.:11

:19:25

we really hope people will heed the warnings and make sure they dont

have alot of mosquitos around their houses so we can ever prevent it

from getting a real foot hold here.

:09

THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF MOSQUITO IS EXTREMELY HARD TO KILL -- SO LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL WANTS HOMEOWNERS TO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY.

ELIMINATE ANY PLACE WHERE THERE IS STANDING WATER AROUND YOUR HOME. Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA CONCERNS-CAM 99


WE'RE WORKING TO GET NEW INFORMATION SYMPTOMS AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU ARE

INFECTED -- WE'LL HAVE THAT FOR YOU-- ON NBC-2 NEWS, AT 11.

REPORTING LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, HOLLIE HOJEK, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


FL PEEPING TOM-VO-WIPE


A PEEPING TOM WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

NOW, DEPUTIES NEED TO CATCH HIM.

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS THE MAN HIDING BEHIND SOME BUSHES AND WALKING ONTO A PATIO IN PARKLAND.THAT'S ABOUT A HALF HOUR FROM FORT LAUDERDALE.

DETECTIVES SAY HE PEERED INTO A BATHROOM WINDOW -- WHILE THE HOMEOWNER WAS TAKING A SHOWER.

ANOTHER WOMAN SAYS WAS FOLDING LAUNDRY WHEN SHE HEARD A NOISE OUTSIDE HER WINDOW. Return to index of stories...


FL PEEPING TOM-SOTVO


Lisa Ponczek/Heard Peeping Tom

37-

"I looked over and saw the shadow of a guy hoisting himself up and I went, 'Ah, get out of here!"

THE WOMAN BANGED AT THE WINDOW AND THE GUY TOOK OFF.

NEIGHBORS THINK THE PEEPING TOM CLIMBED OVER A WALL TO GET INTO THE GATED COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


FL OBESE MAN CUT FROM HOME-VO-WIPE


FLORIDA FIREFIGHTERS HAD TO CUT AN OBESE MAN OUT OF HIS HOME.

CREWS WERE CALLED TO THE PALM SPRINGS HOME -- AFTER THE MAN FELL AND COULD NOT GET BACK UP.

FRIENDS SAY HE WEIGHS SEVERAL HUNDRED POUNDS.

BUT THEY HOPE THIS WILL HELP PUT HIM ON A PATH TO LOSE SOME WEIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FL OBESE MAN CUT FROM HOME-SOTVO


Don Estess/Friend

31-"He may not be happy that they cut a hole in the back of his house. But they had to get him out. It's just that simple."

CREWS HAD TO BRING IN A SPECIAL TRUCK TO TAKE THE MAN TO THE HOSPITAL.

THEY SAY THEY RESPOND TO THIS TYPE OF CALL ABOUT ONCE A MONTH -- BUT THE CALLS SEEM TO BE INCREASING. Return to index of stories...


CEMENT TRUCK CRASH-O-AniBX, VO


INCREDIBLE VIDEO OF A CRASH IN COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS.

WATCH THIS --

A CEMENT TRUCK DRIVER RUNS A RED LIGHT --

LOSES CONTROL --

AND THEN SMASHES INTO A MINI-VAN.

THE DRIVER OF THE MINI-VAN ONLY SUFFERED A SMALL CUT ON HIS LEG.

POLICE GAVE THE CEMENT TRUCK DRIVER A TICKET. Return to index of stories...


BACON PRICES-trx VOTOPS-WIPE


NEXT TIME YOU'RE AT THE GROCERY STORE -- IT MAY COST YOU MORE TO BRING HOME THE BACON.

OFFICIALS SAY A MYSTERIOUS VIRUS FROM CHINA HAS SPREAD THROUGH 27 STATES -- KILLING MILLIONS OF PIGS.

THAT'S CAUSING PORK PRICES TO SKYROCKET. Return to index of stories...


BACON PRICES-SOTVO


Arnold Fernandez/Country Meats Market

07-

"Normally they'd average about $8. Now they're about $12. The loin and the baby back ribs. These were averaging about the $3.50 a pound range. Now they're about the $6 a pound range."

THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF THE PIG-KILLING VIRUS INFECTING PEOPLE OR OTHER ANIMALS. Return to index of stories...


RED SNAPPER SEASON-VO


FISHERMEN WILL HAVE ONLY 11 DAYS TO CATCH RED SNAPPER FROM THE GULF THIS YEAR.

LAST YEAR -- SNAPPER SEASON WAS 42 DAYS.

THE FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL DECIDED ON THE SHORTER SEASON TODAY TO ENSURE THE FUTURE OF RED SNAPPER.

THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE STILL NEEDS TO APPROVE THE LIMITED SEASON.

SNAPPER SEASON BEGINS JUNE 1ST. Return to index of stories...


COLBERT LETTERMAN-VO


STEPHEN COLBERT WILL REPLACE DAVID LETTERMAN AS HOST OF "THE LATE SHOW."

C-B-S ANNOUNCED THE FIVE-YEAR DEAL TODAY.

THE 49-YEAR-OLD HAS BEEN THE HOST OF COMEDY CENTRAL'S "THE COLBERT REPORT" SINCE 2005.

COLBERT SAYS HE'S "THRILLED" HE WAS PICKED FOR THE JOB.

LAST WEEK -- LETTERMAN ANNOUNCED HE WOULD RETIRE SOMETIME NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


NBC 2 HAS TELLING YOU ABOUT THE CAPE CORAL WOMAN -- WHO'S BEEN FIGHTING THE CITY TO LIVE "OFF THE GRID."

NEW TONIGHT --

WHY ANIMAL CONTROL JUST REMOVED TWO DOGS FROM HER HOME.

PLUS --

JOELLE STANDUP

"The judge said no. So, what's Lee Memorials plan for this property in Estero? I'm NBC-2'S Joelle Parks. Straight ahead, I'll break down the concept."

AND ALL NEW AT SIX--

AN NBC2 EXCLUSIVE.

A COLLIER COUNTY GRANDFATHER LEARNED HIS SENTENCE AFTER PLEADING NO CONTEST TO STEALING HIS GRANDSON.

TONIGHT, THE BOY'S MOTHER SAYS THE SENTENCE DOES NOT NECESSARILY KEEP HER SON SAFE. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) LEE MEMORIAL STANDUP-SOT


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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A) DONALD BYRD UPDATE-VOTOPS


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LEE MEMORIAL NEW PLAN-trx OC


LEE MEMORIAL IS GIVING UP ITS FIGHT TO BUIILD A HOSPITAL IN SOUTH LEE COUNTY.

A JUDGE RECOMMENDED THE STATE NOT APPROVE THE HEALTH SYSTEMS PLAN TO BUILD IN ESTERO.

NBC2'S JOELLE PARKS WAS THERE WHEN CEO JIM NATHAN TOLD THE BOARD ITS TIME TO LOOK AT NEW OPTIONS FOR THE SITE OFF COCONUT ROAD. Return to index of stories...


LEE MEMORIAL NEW PLAN-BNR-PKG


they wrote letters,

and attended meetings.

residents of bonita springs and estero- making it clear they want more

accessible emergency healthcare.

sot Karlene Reilly, Estero resident

i absolutely believe that we need a hospital in this area, its a very

long trip to all of the other hospitals."

the closest ones- nch in north naples,

or gulf coast in central lee county.

sot Gina Decarlo, Estero resident

time is of the essence when you have a critical problem."

but that argument didn't convince a state hearing examiner.

sot Jim Nathan, Lee Memorial Health Systems President

from my personal perspective it was even stronger than the original

acha denial and nch's argument. and it was no."

lee memorial health system could appeal,

but president jim nathan and the legal team say it's a waste of time and money.

adding its time to move on.

sot Chris Hansen, Lee Memorial Board Member

short of a miracle, i think you're active on your assessment of where

this is going."

with plans for an 80 bed, 81 million dollar hospital scrapped,

new ideas are circulating.

Including a destination healthcare community funded through a

public-private partnership.

sot chris

"we have to know where we're going because the engagement of the

community is so vital, and our commitment to a solution for the future

is so vital."

Health system Staff will work with estero and Bonita leaders to put a

concept together.

they'll present their ideas at the June 26th board meeting.

but some say no plan is better that the original.

sot karlene

i think with the communitys continuing to grown, both bonita and

estero, we definitely need a hospital there."

in estero jp, nbc2. Return to index of stories...


OFF THE GRID UPDATE-trx TC MON


SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS TONIGHT AGAINST THE CAPE CORAL WOMAN WHO'S LIVING OFF THE GRID.

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS SEIZED HER DOGS SAYING SHE WASN'T TAKING CARE OF THEM.

NBC-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN VISITED THE DOGS TO SEE WHAT SHAPE THEY'RE IN. Return to index of stories...


OFF THE GRID UPDATE-BNR-PKG


Nats- bark

THERE ARE TWO NEW DOGS AT LEE COUNTY'S ANIMAL SHELTER.

THIS ONE IS FINE - FEARFUL BUT OK.

Ria Brown, Lee Co Animal Services

02:06 the other one's condition has deteriorated over the last six months. So what ever she was or wasn't doing it wasn't working. 2:15

THIS IS FAITH. A 14-YEAR-OLD LAB MIX. SHE HAS A SEVERE SKIN CONDITION.

WHEN ANIMAL CONTROL FOUND HER YESTERDAY SHE WAS TIED TO A CINDER BLOCK.

THE DOGS BELONG TO ROBIN SPERONIS. SHE LIVES OFF THE GRID IN CAPE CORAL -- NO POWER, NO WATER, NO SEWER.

SHE'S BEEN IN A FIGHT WITH THE CITY OVER HER WAY OF LIFE.

nats

standup 06:35 officers first noticed the dogs about six months ago. They were living in this house. It belongs to robin Speronis. But when they came to get the digs yesterday, they noticed they were living across the street, right here in this house. 6:45

Todd Allen, Lawyer

00;11 she was heartbroken, these animals are part of her family do she reacted how most people would. 00:17

SPERONIS' LAWYER TELLS US THE DOGS WERE GETTING NATURAL TREATMENT UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A VET.

Todd Allen, Lawyer

00:42 robin was just using natural methods to cure it. The dog had that condition for some time, but they were making progress. 00:51

Ria Brown, Lee Co Animal Services

2:23 she can treat it however she wants so long as its working but clearly this method was not working. 2:30

HER LAWYER SAYS THIS LATEST MOVE WITH THE DOGS IS PART OF A BIGGER ISSUE THE CITY HAS WITH SPERONIS.

Todd Allen, Lawyer

1:34 this is one of the methods they've chosen to attack her and the way she's living her life.

CODE ENFORCEMENT INSPECTORS VISITED THE HOUSE TODAY. THEY SAY IT DOESN'T MEET MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR LIVING IN THE CITY.

IF SPERONIS DOESN'T COMPLY, SHE'LL HAVE A HEARING WITH CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT.

IN CAPE CORAL, CK, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


TWO BREAKING STORIES: HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN LEE COUNTY AND A FAMILY THROWN FROM THEIR CAR IN AN ALLIGATOR ALLEY CRASH.

PLUS AN NBC2 EXCLUSIVE -- A GRANDFATHER ACCUSED OF TAKING HIS OWN GRANDSON AND GOING ON THE RUN PLEADS NO CONTEST TO THE CRIME.

HEAR FROM THE BOY'S MOTHER.NEXT AT SIX. Return to index of stories...