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HLC) CAPE WATER BREAK-trx VO BOSTON BACKPACK SUSPECT IN COURT-VO
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TOSS TO ALEX-VOPLASMA-LIVE MASS STABBING STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOL-VO
CAPE WATER BREAK-LIVEU2-RTR2 MASS STABBING STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOL-SOTVO
CAPE WATER BREAK-VO VIRGINIA TECH ANNIVERSARY-VO
CAPE WATER BREAK-SOT GUN CONTROL-2SHOT TURN
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I75 OVERPASS DAMAGE-trx SS FL CVS ROBBERY-TC MON VO
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NAPLES TEACHER FOLO-PKG SKOREA SHIP RESCUE-TAG
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LEE CO SUBSTANCE POLICY-SS, VO, OC MALAYSIA PLANE SUB-SOTVO
FDLE INVESTIGATION-SS, VO-WIPE GM RECALL LAWSUITS-VO
FDLE INVESTIGATION-SOTVO TEASE ONE-2SHOT
NAPLES TAX BURGLARIES-OC TZ1 A) knife on school bus-VO
OIL DRILLING LATEST-TC MON TZ1 B) puppy rescue-VO
OIL DRILLING LATEST-trx PKG TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
FL DRUG DATABASE-VO ONLINE IDENTITY THEFT-VO
PRATER FGCU DONATION-VO-WIPE SAMPLE SAT QUESTIONS-VO
PRATER FGCU DONATION-SOTVO KID FRIENDLY PHONE-VO-WIPE
TEASE ONE-2SHOT KID FRIENDLY PHONE-SOTVO
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TZ1 B) LIONFISH PROBLEMS-SOTVO PUPPY RESCUE-SOTVO
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC TEASE TWO-ON CAM
MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS TZ2 A) knife on school bus-VO
ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP TZ2 B) eye care clinic-SOT
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
SWFL LIONFISH PROBLEMS-VO-WIPE FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
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LIONFISH TOURNAMENT-REM-7 MIAMI STUDENT WINS LAWSUIT-ON CAM
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LEHIGH SHOOTING ARRESTS-VO TZ3 A) knife on school bus-SOTVO
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HLA) NAPLES TEACHER-trxSOTTOPSVO


21:08:43 Teacher: What are you guys doing? What are you guys doing? I have to go to work in the morning."

TONIGHT, ONLY NBC 2 HAS VIDEO OF A COLLIER COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER GETTING ARRESTED.

WHY SHE TOLD INVESTIGATORS SHE COULDN'T GO TO JAIL. Return to index of stories...


HLB) FDLE INVESTIGATION-trx SOTVO


"It's frightening because this is a quiet neighborhood with children playing around."

AN ILLEGAL GAMBLING BUST IN NAPLES --

TURNS INTO A NATIONWIDE INVESTIGATION --

WITH ACCUSATIONS OF DEADLY THREATS MADE AGAINST ANYONE WHO OWED MONEY. Return to index of stories...


HLC) CAPE WATER BREAK-trx VO


AND THE HEACHACHES FROM A WATER MAIN BREAK IN CAPE CORAL MAY LAST FOR DAYS.

WE'RE LIVE WITH WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. Return to index of stories...


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TOSS TO ALEX-VOPLASMA-LIVE


NEW INFORMATION ON A WATER MAIN BREAK IN CAPE CORAL --

THIS WAS A HUGE MESS WHEN WE BROKE THE NEWS LAST NIGHT AT 11.

TONIGHT, ONE LANE OF VISCAYA PARKWAY -- NEAR SOUTHEAST 12TH AVENUE IS STILL CLOSED.

AND WE'RE LEARNING THIS BREAK COULD IMPACT BUSINESS FOR DAYS.

NBC 2'S ALEX DE ARMAS JOINS US LIVE WITH A CLOSER LOOK AT HOW REPAIRS ARE COMING ALONG.

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CAPE WATER BREAK-LIVEU2-RTR2


LIVE

THIS IS JUST ONE OF THE SEVERAL SIGNS ALONG VISCAYA PARKWAY-- WHILE ONE LANE IS STILL CLOSED AT THIS HOUR.

THIS IS A BUSY STREET AS YOU CAN SEE. IM IN BETWEEN DEL PRADO BLVD AND CAPE CORAL PARKWAY.

THIS WATER MAIN WAS FIXED THIS MORNING-- BUT THE IMPACTS WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE WEEK. Return to index of stories...


CAPE WATER BREAK-VO


NBC2 HAS LEARNED 28 BUSINESSES IN THE AREA ARE UNDER A PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE.

INCLUDING A NEARBY JIMMY JOHN'S-- WHERE ITS FOUNTAIN DRINK MACHINE IS NOW OFF. Return to index of stories...


CAPE WATER BREAK-SOT


yunus rassoull, gm jimmy johns

16:03:53-

quite a few gallons of water. well over 55-60 gallons of water just so far too make sure we can do what we need to do." Return to index of stories...


CAPE WATER BREAK-LIVEU2-RTR2


THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL SAYS IT EXPECTS TO CANCEL THE BOIL WATER NOTICE BY FRIDAY.

THE CITY HAS CONTACTED A CONTRACTOR TO REPAIR THE DAMAGED SECTION OF VISCAYA WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK

UNTIL THEN -- THIS LANE ON VISCAYA WILL BE CLOSED.

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I75 OVERPASS DAMAGE-trx SS


AND NOW TO AN NBC 2 TRAFFIC ALERT OUT OF LEE COUNTY --

ONE SOUTHBOUND LANE OF I-75 IS CLOSED AT THE PALM BEACH BOULEVARD OVERPASS.

A BACKHOE HIT THE BRIDGE THIS MORNING.

SENDING LARGE BLOCKS OF CONCRETE ONTO THE ROADWAY -- DAMAGING THREE CARS.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

RIGHT NOW -- NBC 2 CREWS ARE ON THE SCENE TALKING WITH INVESTIGATORS -- LOOKING AT THE DAMAGE.

WE'LL HAVE A LIVE UPDATE, COMING UP AT 6. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO RICK-2SH, VO, E-AniB


WE'RE LEARNING MORE TONIGHT ABOUT THE D-U-I ARREST OF A COLLIER COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER.

JUST INTO OUR NEWSROOM -- EXCLUSIVE DASH CAM VIDEO OF AMY DANIELS' ARREST.

POLICE PULLED HER OVER FOR DRUNK DRIVING.

BUT WHEN SHE GOT TO JAIL -- INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY FOUND COCAINE IN HER PURSE.

NBC 2'S RICK RITTER JOINS US WITH THE NEW DETAILS ON WHAT SHE ALLEGEDLY SAID MINUTES AFTER THE ARREST. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES TEACHER FOLO-REM-26


-WE WERE THE ONLY NEWS STATION TO GET OUR HANDS ON THE DASH CAM VIDEO FROM AMY DANIELS INCIDENT

-THE FIFTH GRADE TEACHER WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH DUI AND POSSESSION OF COCAINE

-IN THE BACK OF A COP CAR, SHE TOLD NAPLES POLICE QUOTE "I'M GOING TO BE FIRED. THANKS A LOT." Return to index of stories...


NAPLES TEACHER FOLO-PKG


TAKE PKG

FROM THE CLASSROOM -

Subtitle: 13

49:45 Teacher: "I'm in the back of a cop car. Hahah."

TO BEHIND BARS.

Subtitle 4

21:08:43 Teacher: What are you guys doing? What are you guys doing? I have to go to work in the morning."

THE FIFTH GRADE TEACHER WAS DRIVING ON 10TH STREET NORTH AROUND 1:30 MONDAY MONDAY.

NAPLES POLICE SAY THAT'S WHEN THEY PULLED HER OVER AND NOTICED A STRONG SMELL OF ALCOHOL COMING FROM HER BREATH.

THEY ASKED HER TO SUBMIT FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS BUT SHE REFUSED - AND DEMANDED HER ATTORNEY.

Subtitle 6

21:12:26 Teacher: "My phone is dead. I can't even call Shelly. I can't call Michelle!"

Officer: "Okay but do you understand?"

Teacher: "No. I can't even.My phone is dead!"

ON THE WAY BACK TO THE NAPLES JAIL CENTER.

IT WAS AN INTERESTING CONVERSATION.

Subtitle 9

42:15 Teacher: "I just want to go sleep. I'm going to jail.

42:23 "Am I going to be in a cell?"

Officer: "That's the way the jail works."

Teacher: "Am I going to be in a cell?

Officer: "Most likely."

Teacher: "No I can't do that. 42:43 I like freaking down comforters."

IT WASN'T UNTIL THEY GOT BACK TO THE JAIL THOUGH - THAT'S WHEN POLICE SAY THEY FOUND NEARLY *9* GRAMS OF COCAINE IN HER PURSE - AND LOCKED HER UP FOR THE NIGHT.

Subtitle 11

43:02 Teacher: "I'm probably going to be fired. Good job, thanks, Thanks! " Return to index of stories...


NAPLES TEACHER FOLO-REM-26


-DISTRICT TELLS US SHE'S BEEN RELOCATED TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER

-COMING UP AT SIX - WE'LL SHOW YOU MORE EXCLUSIVE DASH CAM VIDEO - AND HOW DANIELS CURSED AT POLICE SEVERAL TIMES.

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


LEE CO SUBSTANCE POLICY-SS, VO, OC


A ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER REMAINSL IN JAIL -- CHARGED WITH HER SECOND D-U-I IN TWO YEARS.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED NANCY VAUGHN MONDAY ON HER WAY TO SCHOOL.

SHE WAS STOPPED AFTER REPORTS HER CAR WAS WEAVING ALL OVER THE ROAD. VAUGHN HAD A BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT MORE THAN THREE TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TOLD NBC 2 VAUGHN WILL BE REASSIGNED -- BUT SHE WILL STILL BE PAID DURING THE INVESTIGATION.

WE FOUND OUT BOARD POLICIES DON'T SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS THE PUNISHMENT FOR TEACHERS ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING.

BUT ONE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER TELLS US SHE PLANS TO TALK WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT ABOUT CREATING A POLICY DEALING WITH THSEE KINDS OF ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


FDLE INVESTIGATION-SS, VO-WIPE


WE ARE UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE RAID ON A NAPLES HOME, WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT LAST WEEK.-

WE NOW UNDERCOVERED THAT STATE AGENTS BELIEVE THOMAS WELCH WAS OPERATING ANNATIONWIDE GAMBLING RING.

NBC 2 WAS THERE AS AGENTS RAIDED HIS HOME LAST WEEK ON POINCIANA DRIVE -- REMOVING BAGS OF EVIDENCE AND A COMPUTER.

INVESTIGATORS SAY WELCH THREATENED

PEOPLE WHO OWED HIM MONEY.

BUT NEIGHBORS TELL US HIS FAMILY SEEMED LIKE ANY OTHER ON THE STREET. Return to index of stories...


FDLE INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


TAKE SOT

BARBARA NEISS

NEIGHBOR

"it's frightening because this is a quiet neighhborhood with children playing around and so strange.

WELCH IS BEING HELD IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL.

HE'S DUE BACK IN COURT NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES TAX BURGLARIES-OC


TAX RETURNS ARE MISSING FROM A NAPLES TAX BUSINESS.

THE OWNER OF "FAMILY TAX SERVICE" TOLD POLICE SOMEONE BROKE-IN MONDAY NIGHT OR EARLY TUESDAY AND STOLE THE FILES FROM A DESK DRAWER.

RIGHT NOW -- WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING LATEST-TC MON


NBC 2 IS UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION IN THE BATTLE OVER OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TELLS US IT WILL ALLOW DRILLING NEAR DOZENS OF HOMES NEAR GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

BUT AS NBC 2'S BRYAN ANDERSON FOUND OUT TODAY --

THE FIGHT IS FAR FROM OVER. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING LATEST-trx PKG


FROM A MATTER OF IF. TO WHEN.

A CONTROVERSIAL OIL DRILLING PROPOSAL IN COLLIER COUNTY NOW APPEARS IMMINENT.

OR IS IT?

IN THE LAST 24 HOURS, THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SENT A STRONG MESSAGE

IT STILL DOESN'T PLAN TO DENY DRILLING NEAR SENSITIVE WILDLIFE AND PEOPLE.

Jennifer Hecker, Conservancy Natural Resource Policy Director

15:45:44-:48

I think it's clear at this point that DEP is not going to change its approach.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS IN RESPONSE TO A STATE COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION TO DENY THE PERMIT.

Rob Moher, Conservancy of SWFL President

15:41:22-:29

It's their own panel of scientific experts and to not listen to the recommendation of the scientists is obviously a concern and a great disappointment.

OIL EXPERT DAVID MICA WAS IN THE MINORITY ON THAT VOTE.

DAVID MICA

:09

Extremists weighed in on the issue and it caused a vote that I think that might be different were it taken at another period of time.

PRESERVE OUR PARADISE HAS LED THE CHARGE AGAINST THE DAN A HUGHES DRILLING COMPANY.

Joe Mule', Preserve Our Paradise

15:47:08-:12

We were shocked and surprised but at the same time we also expected that it would happen.

FROM DAY ONE, BOTH SIDES HAVE SHOWN NO SIGNS OF BACKING DOWN.

ONE LOCAL OFFICIAL CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE IS COUNTY COMMISSIONER TIM NANCE.

THIS PROJECT AFFECTS HIS DISTRICT.

ALTHOUGH HE SAYS HE CAN'T LEGALLY DO ANYTHING, HE REFUSES TO TAKE A STANCE.

Commissioner Tim Nance, Collier County

I am not in a position to make that ruling. I'm not going to have anybody force me into taking that responsibility and it's unfair to ask me to take that responsibility when I'm unprepared to do it.

MOVING FORWARD, THE DEP SAYS IT'S WAITING ON ONE MORE RECOMMENDATION FROM AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE.

BUT EVEN THEN. IF THE FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY DOESN'T SIGN OFF, THE PLAN HITS A BIG HURDLE.

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


FL DRUG DATABASE-VO


SOME FLORIDA LAWMAKERS WANT TO RESTRICT ACCESS TO THE STATE'S PRESCRIPTION-DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM.

THE TWO-YEAR OLD DATABASE CONTAINS MORE THAN 8-MILLION PRESCRIPTIONS.

ONLY POLICE AND HEALTH OFFICIALS WOULD BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE SITE.

THE PROPOSAL COMES AFTER THE STATE RELEASED THE DRUG HISTORIES OF MORE THAN 33-HUNDRED PEOPLE LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


PRATER FGCU DONATION-VO-WIPE


FGCU VETERANS ARE GETTING SOME MUCH NEEDED CASH FROM A FOOTBALL STAR.

DENVER BRONCOS KICKER MATT PRATER DONATED A CHECK FOR CAMPUS VETERANS TODAY.

HE'S FROM ESTERO AND HIS DAD IS A PROFESSOR AT FGCU.

THE DONATION WILL HELP PAY FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR VETERANS --

AND HELP THEM RE-ADJUST TO CIVILIAN LIFE. Return to index of stories...


PRATER FGCU DONATION-SOTVO


Matt Prater/ Denver Broncos Kicker

"Whatever we can do to help, my dad was in the Navy. So, it hits home

for us. I love doing stuff for the troops."

CAMPUS VETERANS ALSO RECEIVED ANOTHER CHECK TODAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


EFFORTS ARE UNDERWAY TO MAKE SURE LAKE WATER doesn’t RUIN THE WATER OFF THE LEE COUNTY COASTLINE THIS SUMMER.

.

WE SHOWED YOU --

LONG-TERM FIXES COULD TAKE YEARS.

BUT IS THERE SOMETHING THAT CAN BE DONE NOW?

ALAN MANDEL/FORT MYERS BEACH COUNCILMAN

1:00-

"I said let's look for some singles instead of home-runs."

NEXT AT 5 --

NBC 2 CONTINUES OUR IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE WATER QUALITY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

PLUS --

Mike Campbell

"It has the possibility of being the worst invasive species in history that we've had."

LEE COUNTY HOPES YOU CAN HELP CUT DOWN ON THE NUMBER OF LIONFISH LURKING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATERS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) LAKE O SHORTERM-SOTVO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) LIONFISH PROBLEMS-SOTVO


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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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.

"Rain and storms move back in for Thursday"

Despite the extra clouds yesterday along with a few rain areas, temperatures managed to reach the middle to upper 80s during the day. We got a brief break from the heat and humidity today with daytime highs running a few degrees cooler.

Through the late afternoon hours, expect variable clouds across the area with a few rays of sunshine breaking through from time to time. Temperatures today stayed rather cool for this time of year as many spots topped out into the upper 70s to right around 80° along with lower humidity. As the day comes to a close, a stray shower or sprinkle is still possible across parts of southern Collier county.

This evening expect the clouds to linger along with mainly dry weather. Temperatures won't be as cool as they settle into the middle 60s area wide.

Winds will turn more easterly on Thursday allowing temperatures to warm into the middle 80s. The stalled out front to our south will return north with moisture moving back into the area. As a result scattered showers and even a few strong storms will be possible especially during the afternoon. Skies will stay pretty cloudy through Friday, as we watch another system approach the Florida peninsula. This will keep rain and a few storms in the forecast on Friday and through early Saturday morning. Afternoon highs will run in the 80s, while lows remain in the 60s. As this system pulls east, forecast models are hinting at a sunnier and drier Easter weekend with highs in the middle to upper 80s. Return to index of stories...


SWFL LIONFISH PROBLEMS-VO-WIPE


THE STATE IS STEPPING UP EFFORTS TO GET RID OF THE NON NATIVE LIONFISH IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE INVASIVE SPECIES IS DESTROYING THE LOCAL ECOSYSTEM -- EATING ALMOST ANYTHING IT CAN.

TODAY -- THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION AGREED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A BAN TO KEEP LOCAL PET STORES FROM IMPORTING THE LIONFISH.

BUT SOME EXPERTS SAY IT'S TOO LITTLE TOO LATE. Return to index of stories...


SWFL LIONFISH PROBLEMS-SOTVO


Mike Campbell.Lee County Marine Biologist

"It's like locking the barn door after the horse is out. Anything is helpful, but at this point the big problem is not people releasing them it's that they are out there reproducing in high numbers.

THE BAN WILL ALSO ALLOW MORE LOCAL TOURNAMENTS TO GO AFTER THE LIONFISH. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JOE-E-AniBX


LEE COUNTY IS TAKING A HANDS ON APPROACH TO ERADICATING THE PERSISTENT PROBLEM.

NBC 2S JOE ROETZ IS LIVE ON FORT MYERS BEACH TO EXPLAIN THE PLAN TO

CUT DOWN ON THE POPULATION. Return to index of stories...


LIONFISH TOURNAMENT-REM-7


- scientists are scrambling to cut down on what they say could be the

worst invasive species we've ever had.

- in a few short weeks- divers from around the state will flock to the

gulf to capture kill and eat as many Lionfish as they can. Return to index of stories...


LIONFISH TOURNAMENT-PKG


It's his favorite hobby-

And cj Duffie started at a young age.

Take sot

10

I actually found my moms spear gun from 30 years ago- an old rusted

gun and I asked her about it.

From there his passion took off-

Duffie was in the waters of the Atlantic and later in the gulf- spearfishing.

He'll meet forget the first time he caught a Lionfish.

Take sot

10 seconds

I saw it. It was foreign to me. So I shot it. I heard they were

good to eat and offered a bounty by FWC

Take sot

3 seconds

Mike Campbell

Marine biologist

Every year and month we are seeing them in new places.

Marine biologist Mike Campbell is vert familiar with the invasive

Lionfish- known to take over an ecosystem and kill off up to 40

percent of marine life.

Take sot

Campbell

10 seconds

They don't have any natural predators and without something eating

them they increase their numbers.

So Campbell is organizing an event where we are at the top of the chain.

Catching, killing and cooking as many Lionfish as divers can Find in

the first week of may.

A concept some - like Duffie are hoping picks up in local restaurants.

Take sot

9

Duffie

Restaurants are starting to serve them. They're an excellent source of

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LIONFISH TOURNAMENT-REM-7


- put into perspective- Duffie organized his own local tournament and

caught 300 Lionfish

- for more info head to NBC dash two dot com. Return to index of stories...


LAKE O SHORT TERM-trx SOT


IRENE ROY/SWFL SEASONAL RESIDENT

28-

"So many people that would come down to the beach, they'd sit for a Couple of minutes pick up their things and leave." Return to index of stories...


LAKE O SHORT TERM-VOPLASMA, VO-WIPE


TONIGHT -- NBC 2 CONTINUES OUR IN-DEPTH LOOK INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER QUALITY.

WE ALL REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED LAST SUMMER.

FRESH WATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKECHOBEE MADE OUR COASTLINE AN EYESORE.

LONG-TERM FIXES MAY TAKE YEARS.

SO, RIGHT NOW -- LOCAL LEADERS ARE WORKING WITH STATE LAWMAKERS TO COME UP WITH SHORT TERM SOLUTIONS. Return to index of stories...


LAKE O SHORT TERM-SOTVO


ALAN MANDEL/COUNCILMAN, FORT MYERS BEACH

1:11-

"It's getting land that can help hold water while we're waiting for those major projects."

RONNIE LONOFF/MANAGER, LOCO COLOR

1:39-

"Short-term fixes at face value are ok. And while you're working on your five-year plan you need to have those short-term fixes in place."

LOCAL LEADERS TELL US IF YOU WANT TO SEE THIS HAPPEN -- THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS WRITE OR CALL YOUR STATE LAWMAKERS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-OC


IT'S A TACKLE WORTHY OF THE NFL.

MUST SEE VIDEO TONIGHT OF A FLORIDA CVS ROBBERY -- WHERE A CUSTOMER TOOK DOWN A MASKED THEIF.

PLUS --

TY STAND UP

12:55:46-12:56:02

"Memorial Day commemorations arrived early this year at Edison State College. I'm NBC 2's TY Russell. Coming up, I have the emotional reaction from veterans after students put on a ceremony honoring their service." Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) FL CVS ROBBERY-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B) VETS HONORED STANDUP-SOT


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LEHIGH SHOOTING ARRESTS-VO


BREAKING NEWS OUT OF LEE COUNTY --

DEPUTIES HAVE ARRESTED THREE MEN FOR A MURDER IN LEHIGH ACRES.

DEPUTIES WERE TO A SHOOTING ON 12TH STREET WEST LAST MONTH.

WHEN THEY GOT THERE --

THEY FOUND THE VICTIM ON THE GROUND -- HE'D BEEN SHOT IN THE FACE.

DETECTIVES SAY THE SUSPECTS WENT TO THE VICTIM'S HOME TO BUY LARGE AMOUNTS OF MARIJUANA. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE HONORS VETS-TC MON


IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO HONOR THE ONES WHO HAVE SERVED THIS COUNTRY.

EDISON STATE COLLEGE STUDENTS HELD A MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY TODAY.

MORE THAN A MONTH BEFORE THE HOLIDAY.

NBC 2'S TY RUSSELL EXPLAINS HOW TODAY'S CEREMONY ALSO HONORED THOSE PROTECTING US HERE AT HOME. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE HONORS VETS-BNR-PKG


NATS

SOME MOMENTS OF LAUGHTER

NATS

AND AT TIMES HOLDING BACK TEARS.

"We wanted to honor these men and women the right way."

12:43:10-12:43:13 William Ollmann/ Army Veteran

STUDENTS AND FACULTY AT EDISON STATE COLLEGE ARE PAYING TRIBUTE TO

THOSE WHO PROTECT AND SERVE.

"We are honored as well to say thank you. That's the least we can do."

12:39:05-12:39:10 Mark Esteve/ Edison State Student

WORLD WAR TWO VETERAN COLONEL JAMES BOUCHLES IS NEARLY BROUGHT TO

TEARS OVER THE LOVE AND SUPPORT ON CAMPUS.

HE'S A 28 YEAR ARMY VETERAN.

EVENTS LIKE THIS, BRINGS BACK MEMORIES.

"I had some tough moments but I enjoyed everyday." Colonel James

Bouchles/ army veteran 12:35:13-12:35:16

NEARLY 500 STUDENTS AT EDISON SERVED IN THE MILITARY.

STUDENTS DIDNT WANT TO LEAVE FOR SUMMER VACATION WITHOUT HONORING THEIR PEERS.

ORGANIZERS ARE ALSO HONORING THOSE AT HOME PUTTING THEIR LIVES IN THE LINE.

"when you see a police officer on the street, thank him for what he

does. She. You see a firefighter, thank him for what he does."

12:44:05-12:44:12 William Ollmann/ Army Veteran

TY Russell

"Soldiers are also using this day for recruitment. There showing off

this big vehicle here that could potentially be used in the

battlefield. It can carry up to 15 troops to the front line."

12:52:47-12:52:59

12:44:12-12:44:23

"When you see a veteran. Realize the sacrifice that they make away

from their families, away from their loved ones everyday and thank

them for what they do."William Ollmann/ Army Veteran

ONE STUDENT VETERAN WILL GET A BIG THANK UOU.

THE KOREAN WAR VETERANS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DONATED A THOUSAND DOLLAR CHECK.

IT GO TO HELP A STUDENT VETERAN IN NEED.

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


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


CHARGED WITH A HEINOUS CRIME --

THE MAN ACCUSED OF DOUSING HIS DOG WITH KEROSINE AND SETTING HER ON FIRE TELLS NBC2 HE DIDN'T DO IT.

ITS AN NBC 2 EXCLUSIVE INTERVEW, NEXT AT 5:30.

PLUS A NEW PUSH FOR GUN CONTROL THAT AIMS DIRECTLY AT THE N-R-A.

NBC2 NEWS AT 5:30 STARTS IN LESS THAN TWO MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


A) burned dog suspect bond-VO-WIPE


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B) gun control-VOTOPS


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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BOOTH ALERT-TRX


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW IN LEE COUNTY --

DEPUTIES ARE ON THE SCENE OF A SHOOTING ON ZANA DRIVE --

THAT'S IN THE TICE AREA.

NBC 2'S ANDREA HUBBELL JUST ARRIVED ON THE SCENE.

WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? Return to index of stories...


BURNED DOG SUSPECT BOND-SOTVO-TRX-2SHOT


"Who did it? The children back there playing with the dog."

THE MAN ACCUSED OF SETTING HIS DOG ON FIRE -- BURNING HER OVER 60 PERCENT OF HER BODY -- TELLS NBC2 HE DIDN'T DO IT.

LARRY WALLACE SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY TO NBC2 TODAY

WALLACE BONDED OUT OF JAIL LAST NIGHT.NOT LONG AFTER HE APPEARED BEFORE A JUDGE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS TRACKED HIM DOWN TODAY AND JOINS US LIVE OUTSIDE THE DESOTO COUNTY COURTHOUSE. Return to index of stories...


BURNED DOG SUSPECT BOND-REM LIVE


TONIGHT WE SHOWED LARRY WALLACE PICTURES OF HOPE'S JOURNEY TO RECOVERY.

HE TOLD ME HE MISSES THE DOG AND ASKED ME IF WE KNEW IF HE WOULD EVER GET HER BACK. Return to index of stories...


BURNED DOG SUSPECT BOND-PKG


A QUESTION MANY WANT ANSWERED.

"Who did it? The children back there playing with the dog." Larry Wallace

TONIGHT THAT'S WHO 66 YEAR OLD LARRY WALLACE CLAIMS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS.

THE CRUELTY AND THE SUFFERING THIS YEAR OLD PUP WAS PUT THROUGH WHEN

IT WAS DOUSED IN KEROSENE AND SET ON FIRE.

"You didn't do this? No, I didn't do that." Larry Wallace

THIS AFTERNOON, WE MET WALLACE AT HIS HOUSE THAT'S ALSO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME.

WE SHOWED WALLACE PICTURES OF HOPE ON HER ROAD TO RECOVERY.A DOG HE REMEMBERS UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME

"I miss her Reina Bell that was her name." Wallace

FRIENDS AND FAMILY DEFEND WALLACE.

THEY CLAIM WALLACE SEEMS OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY IS BECAUSE HE HAS ALZHEIMER'S.

NEARBY NEIGHBORS BELIEVE THERE MUST ANOTHER EXPLANATION.

"Unknown to him may be there was kerosene in his yard or something like that, but I know Mr. Larry was taking care of that dog." Nicara

Patterson, Neighbor

SOME ACTUALLY FEAR FOR WALLACE'S SAFETY.

"I've been reading comments about setting him on fire, and I'm just

like come on people we're in 2014 who does that? Patterson

"That was a good dog, that was Reina Bell, that was a girl dog."

MEANWHILE HOPE IS GETTING BETTER UNDER THE CARE OF VETS AT A SPECIAL CLINIC IN TAMPA.

THEY SAY IT'LL WILL BE AT LEAST A YEAR BEFORE SHE'S AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION.

A PROCESS THAT WILL BE CAREFULLY SCREENED.

"They gonna give the dog back to me?" Wallace Return to index of stories...


BURNED DOG SUSPECT BOND-REM LIVE


THAT IS NOT LIKELY

OFFICIALS WITH THE HARDEE ANIMAL RESCUE TEAM SAY IF WALLACE WERE TO FIGHT FOR CUSTODY OF HOPE THEY WOULD FIGHT BACK IN COURT.

LIVE OUTSIDE THE DESOTO COUNTY COURTHOUSE TONIGHT GS NBC2 Return to index of stories...


BOSTON BACKPACK SUSPECT IN COURT-VO


WE'RE GETTING OUR FIRST GOOD LOOK TONIGHT AT THE GUY ARRESTED IN A SECURITY SCARE LAST NIGHT AT THE BOSTON MARATHON FINISH LINE.

15 YEAR OLD KEVIN EDSON, WHO GOES BY "KAYVON," IS CHARGED WITH MAKING A FALSE BOMB THREAT.

POLICE FOUND A RICE COOKER IN HIS BACKPACK YESTERDAY -- THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOMBINGS.

EDSON WAS BAREFOOT, WEARING FACE PAINT AND A LONG BLACK VEIL SHOUTING "BOSTON STRONG" IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET.

HE COULD GO TO PRISON FOR 20 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TSARNAEV HEARING-VO


MEANTIME, A MOTION TO DISMISS SOME OF THE CHARGES AGAINST ACCUSED BOSTON BOMBER DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV WAS DISMISSED TODAY.

DZHOKHAR AND HIS BROTHER TAMERLAN ARE ACCUSED OF BUILDING TWO BOMBS AND PLACING THEM NEAR THE FINISH LINE OF THE BOSTON MARATHON LAST APRIL.

TSARNAEV HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY.

A MOTION BY THE PROSECUTION TO LIMIT ACCESS PHOTOS TO THE MEDIA WAS ALSO DENIED. Return to index of stories...


MASS STABBING STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOL-VO


STUDENTS RETURNED TO A PENNSYLVANIA HIGH SCHOOL THIS MORNING, ONE WEEK AFTER A BOY STABBED TWO NEARLY DOZEN CLASSMATES AND A SECURITY GUARD.

PARENTS AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY TURNED OUT TO SUPPORT THE STUDENTS AS THEY RETURNED TO THE CLASSROOM. Return to index of stories...


MASS STABBING STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOL-SOTVO


"They want normal. They just want normal. It's a new normal. New normal, you hear that word all the time, but that's just what they want."

THE 16 YEAR OLD SUSPECT'S ATTORNEY HAS ACKNOWLEDGED HE TOOK TWO KITCHEN KNIVES FROM HOME AND RANDOMLY ATTACKED 21 FELLOW STUDENTS AND A SECURITY GUARD BEFORE CLASSES. Return to index of stories...


VIRGINIA TECH ANNIVERSARY-VO


TODAY MARKS SEVEN YEARS SINCE 32 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN AN ATTACK ON THE CAMPUS OF VIRGINIA TECH.

SEUNG-HUI CHO OPENED FIRE ON THE CAMPUS BEFORE TURNING THE GUN ON HIMSELF.

SWEEPING CHANGES WERE MADE TO CAMPUS SAFETY FOLLOWING THE MASSACRE. Return to index of stories...


GUN CONTROL-2SHOT TURN


LAWMAKERS HAVE SINCE CLOSED A LOOPHOLE THAT ALLOWED CHO, WHO HAD RECEIVED MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT, TO BUY GUNS.

AND THE FIGHT OVER GUN CONTROL GROWS.

TODAY FORMER NEW YORK MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCED PLANS TO SPEND 50-MILLION DOLLARS TO FUND A NEW GROUP CALLED "EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY."

AS NBC'S DANIELLE LEIGH REPORTS - IT'S PURPOSE IS TO COUNTER THE INFLUENCE OF THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION. Return to index of stories...


GUN CONTROL-PKG


AROUND THE COUNTRY.

LOCAL GROUPS ARE JOINING IN A NEW EFFORT TO GET SUPPORTERS OF GUN CONTROL TO THE POLLS THIS NOVEMBER.

THE INITIATIVE IS CALLED "EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY".

ON THE TODAY SHOW,

FORMER NEW YORK MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG EXPLAINED THE PURPOSE OF HIS 50 MILLION DOLLAR CONTRIBUTION.

"To make sure we reward those who are protecting lives and make sure those who try to keep people from being protected -- lose elections.

DESPITE RECENT SHOOTINGS.

IN FORT HOOD, TEXAS.

AND A KANSAS CITY SUBURB, JUST THIS WEEK.

CONGRESS DOESN'T HAVE THE VOTES FOR STRICTER GUN LAWS.

LAST YEAR. THEY BLOCKED AN EFFORT FOR EXPANDED BACK GROUND CHECKS FOLLOWING THE TRAGIC NEW TOWN SHOOTINGS.

IT'S WHY THIS INITIATIVE IS STARTING AT THE STATE LEVEL.

WHERE THE LAW CENTER TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE SAYS 18 STATES ARE CONSIDERING EXPANDING BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS.

GUN RIGHTS ADVOCATES DOUBT MUCH WILL CHANGE.

"The most recent Gallup poll shows the majority of Americans don't want stricter gun control."

EVERYTOWN IS LAUNCHING POWERFUL ADS TO PULL AT AMERICANS HEARTS.

SHANNON WATTS IS BEHIND THE INITIATIVE.

"As a mother, I am afraid someone is going to take my children away.

And I believe at the end of the day that emotion will carry it."

EMOTIONS, HEIGHTENED TODAY BY THE SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE VIRGINIA TECH SHOOTINGS.

audio outcue: In Washington, Danielle Leigh, NBC News.

In Washington, Danielle Leigh, NBC News. Return to index of stories...


FL CVS ROBBERY-TC MON VO


MUST-SEE VIDEO TONIGHT FROM SARASOTA --

THIS IS A CVS PHARMACY.

THE ROBBER CAME IN WITH A BANDANA OVER HIS FACE, ACTED LIKE HE HAD A GUN IN HIS POCKET AND DEMANDED PILLS.

BUT LOOK AT THE GUY IN THE BACKGROUND -- THAT'S A CUSTOMER WATCHING THE ROBBERY HAPPEN.

HE COMES UP FROM BEHIND AND TAKES THE GUY DOWN -- AND HOLDS HIM UNTIL POLICE GET THERE!

POLICE SAY WHILE THEY APPLAUD WHAT THE GOOD SAMARITAN DID, THEY DON'T RECOMMEND IT. Return to index of stories...


SKOREA SHIP RESCUE-trx VOPLASMA


NEW VIDEO TONIGHT OF AN INCREDIBLE RESCUE OFF THE COAST OF SOUTHERN KOREA.

A FERRY -- CARRYING HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS -- CAPSIZED IN THE YELLOW SEA.

RIGHT NOW --

AT LEAST 4 PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND HUNDREDS ARE STILL MISSING.

NBC'S EUNICE YOON HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


SKOREA SHIP RESCUE-PKG


TOURISTS. FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIVES.

A TRIP TO AN ISLAND KNOWN AS SOUTH KOREA'S HAWAII WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO END THIS WAY.

THEIR FERRY - CARRYING HUNDREDS OF PASSENGERS MANY OF THEM STUDENTS ON A FOUR DAY FIELD TRIP - SET SAIL TUESDAY FROM A PORT CITY NEAR SEOUL.

AS IT NEARED JEJU ISLAND TODAY - SOMETHING WENT TRAGICALLY WRONG.

EYEWITNESSES SAY THEY HEARD A LOUD BANG BEFORE THE FERRY LOST CONTROL.

THIS SURVIVOR SAYING:

" The ship was tilted more than 45 degrees. It was very tense."

THE SHIP SENT OUT A DISTRESS CALL BUT THERE WAS CONFUSION ON BOARD. THIS STUDENT SAYING:

"The ferry started to list, so we asked if we should escape now, but the announcement kept telling us to stay still."

MINUTES LATER - RESCUERS INCLUDING A US NAVY SHIP ARRIVED WITH HELICOPTERS - RACING AGAINST TIME LIFTING PASSENGERS TO SAFETY ONE BY ONE.

BACK ON SHORE, PARENTS CLEARLY OVERWROUGHT…

DESPERATE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


SKOREA SHIP RESCUE-TAG


THIS COULD BE SOUTH KOREA'S WORST MARITIME DISASTER IN MORE THAN TWO DECADES.

RIGHT NOW -- INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL WORKING TO FIND OUT WHY THE FERRY CAPSIZED IN CALM CONDITIONS. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE SUB-O-AniBX, VO-WIPE


NEW DETAILS AT 5:30 ON THE SEARCH FOR MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 370.

RIGHT NOW A ROBOT SUB IS UNDERWATER IN THE INDIAN OCEAN, SEARCHING FOR DEBRIS.

IF THAT DOESN'T WORK, A DEEP SEA MANNED SUB COULD BE CALLED IN.

IT WOULD LOOK A LOT LIKE THIS RETIRED SUB AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY'S ATLANTIC HARBOR BRANCH OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION.

AT FIRST GLANCE, IT RESEMBLES A SPACECRAFT MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE, BUT THIS SUB HAS COMBED THE SEAS DOING EVERYTHING FROM MEDICAL RESEARCH TO SHIP AND AIRCRAFT RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE SUB-SOTVO


"So we fire up the sonar system. It does a sweep and paints us a picture as it spins around 360 degrees. If there's any solid target on the bottom, it will beep, and paint us a small picture of what it looks like, and then we can go ahead and motor on that way."

THIS SUB WAS CALLED TO DUTY IN 1986 AFTER THE SPACE SHUTTLE CHALLENGER EXPLODED.

IT DID RECOVER SOME OF THE WRECKAGE. Return to index of stories...


GM RECALL LAWSUITS-VO


GENERAL MOTORS WANTS PROTECTION FROM A GROWING NUMBER OF LAWSUITS -- AFTER THE BOTCHED IGNITION SWITCH RECALL.

THE AUTOMAKER PLANS TO FILE A MOTION IN FEDERAL COURT TO ENFORCE A LEGAL SHIELD GENERAL MOTORS GAINED WHEN IT FILED BANKRUPTCY IN 2009.

AT THE TIME -- G-M FACED HUNDREDS OF LAWSUITS.

IN MOST CASES -- THOSE PLAINTIFFS RECEIVED LITTLE OR NO MONEY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT ARRESTED FOR HAVING A KNIFE ON A SCHOOL BUS IN LEE COUNTY.

THE FIFTH GRADER IS CHARGED WITH A FELONY --

AND JUST MOMENTS AGO, BOTH HE AND HIS FATHER TALKED WITH NBC2.

WE HAVE A REPORTER WORKING ON THAT EXCLUSIVE STORY RIGHT NOW.

PLUS -- MUST SEE VIDEO OF MAN'S BEST FRIEND, SAVED BY A FEW GOOD MEN. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) knife on school bus-VO


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TZ1 B) puppy rescue-VO


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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ONLINE IDENTITY THEFT-VO


DISTURBING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT ONLINE IDENTITY THEFT --

A NEW STUDY SHOWS NEARLY ONE IN FIVE ADULTS HAD IMPORTANT PERSONAL INFORMATION STOLEN --

LIKE THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY OR CREDIT CARD NUMBER.

THAT'S UP SEVEN PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR.

MORE PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT ONLINE SECURITY -- AFTER THE MASSIVE TARGET DATA BREACH AND THE INTERNET BUG CALLED "HEARTBLEED." Return to index of stories...


SAMPLE SAT QUESTIONS-VO


STARTING TODAY -- STUDENTS CAN GET THEIR FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW S-A-T.

THE COLLEGE BOARD IS RE-DESIGNING THE TEST AND JUST RELEASED SOME SAMPLE QUESTIONS.

THE BOARD SAYS THE NEW EXAM WILL INCLUDE REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS AND REQUIRE MORE ANALYSIS.

STUDENTS WILL START TAKING IT IN 20-16. Return to index of stories...


KID FRIENDLY PHONE-VO-WIPE


HOW YOUNG IS TOO YOUNG FOR KIDS TO HAVE CELL PHONES?

SPRINT HAS A NEW PHONE CALLED "WE-GO" -- TARGETING AGES 5 TO 12.

PARENTS CAN PROGRAM WHO THEIR KIDS CAN CALL AND RECEIVE CALLS FROM.

IT ALSO HAS GPS TRACKING --

AND THERE'S A STRING KIDS CAN PULL IF THEY THINK THEY'RE IN DANGER -- SENDING PARENTS AN IMMEDIATE TEXT MESSAGE. Return to index of stories...


KID FRIENDLY PHONE-SOTVO


RACHEL STONE/GRANDPARENT

1:19-

"I think it's a good idea with the limitations, but I'd rather see it targeted a little older."

MARY GEISSLER/FAMILY LIVING EDUCATOR

1:25-

"The cell phone is simply a tool. we're still parents, we must be parents, we're responsible, set those boundaries."

THE PHONE COSTS 200-DOLLARS.

SERVICE IS ABOUT 10 BUCKS A MONTH AND INCLUDES 1-THOUSAND MINUTES OF TALK AND TEXT MESSAGES. Return to index of stories...


PUPPY RESCUE-trx VOTOPS-WIPE


INCREDIBLE VIDEO TONIGHT OF A PUPPY RESCUE.

THE DOG -- APPROPRIATELY NAMED STORM -- GOT TRAPPED IN A STORM DRAIN IN ST. LOUS. Return to index of stories...


PUPPY RESCUE-SOTVO


Cocoa Young/Dog Owner

09-

"I usually walk him at the doggy park, but it was nice out, and he tried to jump over the hole, and he didn't make it."

FIREFIGHTERS TRIED TO USE BACON AND DOG FOOD TO LURE THE DOG OUT -- BUT HE WOULDN'T BUDGE.

SO, THEY ENDED UP PUMPING A LITTLE WATER INTO THE HOLE TO GET HIM TO FLOAT -- AND THEN, GRABBED HIM WITH A POLE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ON CAM


A DANGEROUS THREAT OR A MISUNDERSTANDING --

THE 5TH GRADER ARRESTED FOR BRINGING A KNIFE ON THE SCHOOL BUS TELLS NBC2 IT WAS ALL A BIG MISTAKE.

PLUS --

a world class eye institute is coming to this site in swfl. I'm

nbc2s joelle parks. Straight ahead see what it means for you." Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) knife on school bus-VO


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TZ2 B) eye care clinic-SOT


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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.

"Rain and storms move back in for Thursday"

Despite the extra clouds yesterday along with a few rain areas, temperatures managed to reach the middle to upper 80s during the day. We got a brief break from the heat and humidity today with daytime highs running a few degrees cooler.

Through the late afternoon hours, expect variable clouds across the area with a few rays of sunshine breaking through from time to time. Temperatures today stayed rather cool for this time of year as many spots topped out into the upper 70s to right around 80° along with lower humidity. As the day comes to a close, a stray shower or sprinkle is still possible across parts of southern Collier county.

This evening expect the clouds to linger along with mainly dry weather. Temperatures won't be as cool as they settle into the middle 60s area wide.

Winds will turn more easterly on Thursday allowing temperatures to warm into the middle 80s. The stalled out front to our south will return north with moisture moving back into the area. As a result scattered showers and even a few strong storms will be possible especially during the afternoon. Skies will stay pretty cloudy through Friday, as we watch another system approach the Florida peninsula. This will keep rain and a few storms in the forecast on Friday and through early Saturday morning. Afternoon highs will run in the 80s, while lows remain in the 60s. As this system pulls east, forecast models are hinting at a sunnier and drier Easter weekend with highs in the middle to upper 80s. Return to index of stories...


EXCLUSIVE: EYE CARE CLINIC-trx ON CAM


NBC 2 HAS LEARNED

A NEW STATE OF THE ART EYE IS HEADED TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

JOELLE PARKS GOT A FIRST LOOK AT THE PROJECT BEFORE

TONIGHT'S ANNOUNCEMENT.

SHE JOINS US LIVE IN THE STUDIO TO SHOW US WHAT IT MEANS- JOELLE? Return to index of stories...


EXCLUSIVE: EYE CARE CLINIC-BUBBA


THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 20-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT FACILITY IS HAPPENING

TONIGHT AT THE WALDORF ASTORIA IN NAPLES.

BUT THIS ISNT JUST ANY OTHER EYE HOSPITAL.

ITS A MISSION ABOUT MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE. Return to index of stories...


EXCLUSIVE: EYE CARE CLINIC-BNR-PKG


its not what any mother wants to see.

sot Kim Etzel, Naples

we had a daughter that had lots of dizziness, migraines and pains.

things that were kinda mysterious for a 4th grader."

kim etzel and her husband brought their daughter to nearly a dozen

doctors in southwest florida,

until being referred to the bascom palmer eye institute in miami.

sot kim

we of course were nervous and thought there would be no answers, we

just felt lost. they put her through some tests that were pretty

vigorous."

the diagnosis- ocular migraine disease.

treatment included medication, more doctor appointments and physical therapy.

sot kim

we did it, happily and joyfully but we had to plan for it and it took

a lot of time."

now- a solution is in sight.

the bascom palmer eye institute at naples will be built at us 41 and

cypress woods drive near downtown naples.

bringing together clinical care, education and research.

sot Dr. Eduardo Alfonso, Bascom Palmer Chairman

"bascom palmer has an international reach to the point that we have

collaborative agreements for doing these things with centers in the

Middle East, china, South America and canada."

the facility will help residents,

and bring in patients from all over because of the reputation of the

program run through the university of miami.

sot Dr. Stephen Schwartz, Bascom Palmer Medical Director

its been ranked the number one eye hospital in the nation the last 10

years in a row by us news and world report."

right now-dr. stephen schwartz currently oversees patient care in

naples for bascom palmer.

sot Dr. Stephen Schwartz

there are some patients who are better served by university level

care, these are patients with unusual problems, patients seeking

access to new clinical trials."

all problems that can be conquered.

sot kim

were forever grateful." Return to index of stories...


EXCLUSIVE: EYE CARE CLINIC-BUBBA


THE FACILITY WILL COST 25 MILLION DOLLARS TO BUILD AND STOCK.

BASCOM PALMER IS FRONTING 8 MILLION.

THE NON FOR PROFIT IS RELYING ON COMMUNICATION DONATIONS TO FILL THE

GAP TO COMPLETE THE BUILD OUT IN 2 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI STUDENT WINS LAWSUIT-ON CAM


A MIAMI STUDENT WHO SUED HIS CHARTER SCHOOL CLAIMING HE WAS BULLIED AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY AN OLDER STUDENT HAS WON A 5-POINT-2 MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT.

HE SAYS THE ASSAULTS STARTED WHEN HE WAS ONLY SEVEN YEARS OLD.

THE BOY AND HIS MOTHER CLAIMED DOWNTOWN MIAMI CHARTER SCHOOL WAS NEGLIGENT IN FAILING TO STOP THE ASSAULTS. Return to index of stories...


FL LIGHTNING APT FIRE-O-AniBX, VO


A LIGHTNING STRIKE SPARKED A LARGE FIRE IN CELEBRATION FLORIDA YESTERDAY --

IT HAPPENED AS SEVERE STORM WARNINGS WERE ISSUED FOR THE CENTRAL PART OF FLORIDA.

NOBODY WAS INJURED -- BUT A CAT HAD TO JUMP THREE STORIES TO SAFETY.

THE CAT WAS OKAY EXPECT FOR BURNED PAWS. Return to index of stories...


OVER THE TOP PROM PROPOSAL-VO-WIPE


AN INVITATION TO THE PROM LEFT A TEXAS GIRL IN TEARS.

SOMEHOW THE GIRL'S BOYFRIEND GOT TWO POLICE OFFICERS TO AGREE TO PULL HER OVER AS A PRANK.

SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE --

WATCH THIS VIDEO FROM INSIDE THE CAR. Return to index of stories...


OVER THE TOP PROM PROPOSAL-SOTVO


Andrea: I'm going to get a ticket

Johnny: No, it's ok.

Andrea: I'm going to get a ticket, help me.

AFTER POLICE TOLD HER SHE COULD GET OUT THE CAR, THE GIRL, STILL IN TEARS, FOUND A TRUNK FULL OF BALLOONS WITH A SIGN ASKING HER OUT TO THE PROM. Return to index of stories...


KID STUCK IN CLAW MACHINE-VO-WIPE


A TODDLER CAUSED QUITE THE SCENE -- AFTER HE GOT STUCK IN A CLAW MACHINE.

CHECK OUT THESE PICTURES --

POLICE SAY THE BOY LIVES ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE NEBRASKA BOWLING ALLEY AND HAD WANDERED OFF.

EMPLOYEES THINK HE CRAWLED INTO THE MACHINE THROUGH THE PRIZE DOOR.

HE WASN'T HURT OR SCARED. Return to index of stories...


KID STUCK IN CLAW MACHINE-SOTVO


Rachel Hildreth/Madsen's Bowling & Billiards

26-

"There must have be 25 people surrounding him but he didn't notice anybody he was just inside playing with the stuffed animals."

THE BOWLING ALLEY CALLED THE VENDOR -- WHO CAME AND UNLOCKED THE MACHINE.

HE EVEN LET THE BOY KEEP ONE OF HIS NEW STUFFED FRIENDS.

POLICE SAY HIS MOM WENT TO THE BATHROOM AND RETURNED TO FIND HER SON MISSING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


NBC2 JUST TALKED WITH THE LEE COUNTY FIFTH GRADER ARRESTED FOR HAVING A KNIFE ON THE SCHOOL BUS.

41:29 he's like bro you know you got a knife in there and i was like bro i didn't even know it was there 41:34

HIS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW -- NEXT AT 5:30.

AND ALL NEW AT SIX--

ONLY NBC 2 HAS VIDEO OF A NAPLES TEACHER INSIDE A POLICE CAR AFTER SHE WAS ARRESTED FOR DUI.

42:15 Teacher: "I just want to go sleep. I'm going to jail.

42:23 "Am I going to be in a cell?"

Officer: "That's the way the jail works."

WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR WHAT SHE SAYS NEXT.

SEE MORE OF THIS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) knife on school bus-SOTVO


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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A) collier teacher dui survelliance-OC SOTVO


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KNIFE ON SCHOOL BUS FOLO-TRX-2SHOT-SS-EANIBOX


AN NBC2 EXCLUSIVE:

THE FATHER OF THE STUDENT ARRESTED FOR HAVING A KNIFE ON A SCHOOL BUS YESTERDAY IS TELLING HIS STORY.

THE NEWS WAS BREAKING LAST NIGHT AT SIX. THE 5TH GRADER FROM RAY POTTORF ELEMENTARY IS ALSO TALKING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED.

HE TOLD NBC2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY IS WAS AN ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


KNIFE ON SCHOOL BUS FOLO-CAM 99


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KNIFE ON SCHOOL BUS FOLO-BNR-PKG


SITTING AT HOME--

VLADIMIR MESIDOR WASn't IN SCHOOL TODAY TAKING THE FCAT'S.

BUT HE'S IN TROUBLE--

nats bus

AFTER POLICE SAY HE CARRIED A KNIFE ON BOARD HIS SCHOOL BUS.

Vladimir Mesidor

Brought Knife on Bus

i was like bro i didn't even know it was there 41:34

THINKING BACK --

HE'S WISHED HE'D REMEMBERED.

Vladimir Mesidor

Brought Knife on Bus

41:02 i put the knife in my book bag and i never knew it was there since 41:06

ACCORDING TO REPORTS--

VLADIMIR'S FRIEND WANTED TO USE HIS CELL PHONE.

ANOTHER FRIEND WAS ARGUING ABOUT CANDY--

WHEN HE STOOD UP--

REPORTS SHOW A STUDENT SAW THE KNIFE--

THAT'S WHEN VLADIMIR SAYS THE TWO CONVERSATIONS CONVERGED.

Vladimir Mesidor

Brought Knife on Bus

43:46 i he thought i was gonna use it on him cuz my friend said should we use it but we weren't talking about him we was talking about the phone 43:57

HIS FATHER --DISAPPOINTED.

HE SAYS HIS SON HAS NEVER BEEN IN TROUBLE BEFORE.

Perre Mesidor

Father of Student Arrested

36:56 he is a really good kid so he is very good so i don't know why this happen 37:05

VLADIMIR TOLD HIS FATHER AND POLICE --

HE'D PUT THE KNIFE IN HIS BOOK BAG A WHILE BACK.

Perre Mesidor

Father of Student Arrested

35:40 he got the knife to get the money from the vending machine 35:45

HIS COINS HAD GOTTEN STUCK AND HE WANTED TO GET IT OUT.

THE VENDING MACHINE WAS NOT ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.

nats bus

AT SCHOOL--

THE PRINCIPAL IS STILL TRYING TO DECIDE THE PROPER PUNISHMENT.

HOW MANY DAYS HE'LL BE SUSPENDED HASN'T BEEN DECIDED.

Vladimir Mesidor

Brought Knife on Bus

44:49 i wish i hadn't it was a mistake i had forgot it it was in my book bag 44:58

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


KNIFE ON SCHOOL BUS FOLO-CAM 99


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SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


WE ARE following BREAKING NEWS OUT OF FORT MYERS.

NBC2 IS LIVE AT A REPORTED SHOOTING. POLICE SWARMED THE STREET, OUR REPORTER IS WORKING TO BRING YOU NEW INFORMATION ON WHAT HAPPENED.

PLUS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF A COLLIER COUNTY TEACHER GETTING ARRESTED FOR DUI --

SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT DOWN COMFORTERS IN THE BACK OF THE POLICE CAR.

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