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DIRECTORS PAGE CAPE BOAT BURGLARIES-(2)SS
HLA collier house fire folo-trxSOTVO NEW FIRE CHIEFS-trx(2)SS
HLB pt cruiser road rage-trxVOTOPS TEASE ONE-2SHOT
HLC fl boy electrocuted-trxSOTVO TZ1 A) FL BOY ELECTROCUTED-SOTVO-WIPE
SEVERE WX OPEN-CLIP TZ1 B) BETSY MEET BETSY-SSTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-STC TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
TOSS TO BRYAN-trxSOTVO-PLAS-LIVE WX OPEN-CLIP
COLLIER HOUSE FIRE FOLO-REM26-LIVE FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
COLLIER HOUSE FIRE FOLO-PKG FL BOY ELECTROCUTED POOL-TCMON
COLLIER HOUSE FIRE FOLO-REM26-LIVE FL BOY ELECTROCUTED POOL-PKG
TOSS TO JOELLE-trxSS-EAniBX FL BOY ELECTROCUTED POOL-ONCAM
PT CRUISER ROAD RAGE-NWSRM FL GOV IMMIGRATION BILL-trxOC-VO
PT CRUISER ROAD RAGE-PKG FL UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS-VIDBX RVL
PT CRUISER ROAD RAGE-NWSRM FL MANATEE INJURED-trx(3)SS
TOSS TO CHRISTINA-trxOC-SS TEASE TWO-2SHOT
ADVANCE AUTO ROBBERY-TCMON TZ2 A) BETSY MEET BETSY-VO-WIPE
ADVANCE AUTO ROBBERY-VOTOPS TZ2 B) WEATHER TEASE-STC
ADVANCE AUTO ROBBERY-TCMON BETSY MEETS TURTLE BETSY-trxPLAS-(2)SS
TOSS TO CHARLIE-trxOC-SOT-MAPFLY BETSY MEETS TURTLE BETSY-BNR-NATPKG
FM HOME INVASIONS-REM1-LIVE NEW AT 530-2SHOT
FM HOME INVASIONS-PKG A) DISTRACTED DRIVING CRACKDOWN-VO-WIPE
FM HOME INVASIONS-REM1-LIVE B) SEPTIC TANK WOMAN UPDATE-VOTOPS-WIPE


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HLA collier house fire folo-trxSOTVO


22:04:35-:39

I kept seeing ambulances coming in and out and I wasn't sure are they in there? Did they take them away?

A MOTHER'S HORROR --

DRIVING HOME SHE FINDS HER HOME SWALLOWED BY FIRE - AND HAS NO IDEA WHETHER HER CHILDREN ARE SAFE.

HER STORY AND INCREDIBLE NEW VIDEO -- IN AN NBC2 EXCLUSIVE. Return to index of stories...


HLB pt cruiser road rage-trxVOTOPS


ROAD RAGE WITH A CHILD.

INVESTIGATORS NOW SAY A MAN HAD HIS YOUNG DAUGHTER IN THE CAR WHEN HE RAN DOWN TWO WOMEN IN LEEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


HLC fl boy electrocuted-trxSOTVO


"Somehow he was shocked by that, flew out of the water, screaming. Thank God, as we understand it, went to some form of unconsciousness."

IF YOU HAVE A POOL, NBC2 WITH A STORY YOU NEED TO SEE.

A LITTLE BOY, ELECTROCUTED WHILE SWIMMING BECAUSE OF A LIGHT IN THE POOL.

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


SEVERE WX OPEN-CLIP


SEVERE WEATHER OPEN Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-STC


SHOWERS AND STORMS HEADING INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

It has been warm and muggy through the day and now showers and storms are starting to move into the area. A cold front is approaching from the Gulf of Mexico and will be the driving force to give us scattered showers and storms through the balance of the afternoon, evening and even into the overnight hours. By Saturday morning we'll be back to drying things out again. Overnight lows will be near 70 degrees, but behind the front we'll only warm into the lower 80s for afternoon highs on Saturday. It will also be windy behind the front on Saturday with winds from the west gusting around 25 mph. Cloud cover will be decreasing through the day Saturday.

Then, overnight Saturday into Sunday, winds will turn more northwesterly and that will continue to send in cooler, drier air. Morning lows will be in the lower 60s to start Sunday morning. That means you may even want that light jacket as you head out to Easter sunrise services. Highs for Easter Sunday will be in the low to mid 80s under mostly sunny skies.

Looking ahead; we'll stay on track for mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 80s through the work week. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRYAN-trxSOTVO-PLAS-LIVE


Rodney Alfaro Jr., father

21:58:19 - "Smoke was so thick, to even get the dogs I had to crawl on the floor."

Lasandra Alfaro, mother

22:04:01 - I couldn't sleep last night because I don't know what safe is anymore.

NBC2 WITH EXCLUSIVE NEW CELL PHONE VIDEO TONIGHT OF A FIRE THAT DESTROYED A GOLDEN GATE ESTATES HOME.

A LIGHTNING STRIKE - TO BLAME.

NBC 2'S BRIAN ANDERSON GOT THE CHANCE TO GO INSIDE THE HOME ON 39TH STREET SOUTHWEST TODAY.

BRIAN -- I'M SURE THAT WAS QUITE A SIGHT. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOUSE FIRE FOLO-REM26-LIVE


THE FAMILY HAS BEEN OUT HERE ALL DAY SALVAGING WHAT THEY CAN.

YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO WALK INSIDE TO KNOW SADLY THERE'S NOT MUCH LEFT.

BUT WHEN YOU DO --

THE AMOUNT OF DESTRUCTION IS DIFFICULT FOR THIS FAMILY TO TAKE IN. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOUSE FIRE FOLO-PKG


INCREDIBLE CELL PHONE VIDEO CAPTURES FLAMES SHOOTING THIRTY TO FOURTY FEET HIGH.

THE FIRE IS SO STRONG YOU CAN EVEN HEAR IT.

---SOT---

Rodney Alfaro Jr., fire victim

21:57:28

Fire was just coming everywhere of the house.

RODNEY ALFARO JUNIOR SAYS HE WAS IN THE KITCHEN WHEN HE HEARD HIS MOTHER SCREAM.

HE SAYS SHE OPENED THE GARAGE DOOR TO A WALL OF FIRE.

---SOT---

RODNEY

21:56:40-

Fire just engulfed the whole first bedroom. I took my son out, she ran out.

HE TELLS US HIS ONE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AMANDA WAS STILL INSIDE.

---SOT---

RODNEY

21:56:45-:51

I had barely like 20 seconds to get my daughter out of the room before the house was covered completely in smoke.

WIFE AND MOTHER LASANDRA ALFARO SAYS SHE WAS ON HER WAY HOME FROM WORK WHEN SHE SAW THE BILLOWING SMOKE.

REALITY SET IN AS SHE GOT CLOSER.

---SOT---

Lasandra Alfaro, mother

22:01:12-:18

It was a mixture of panic, horror, you want to cry, you want to scream.

BUTT TO

22:04:35-:39

I kept seeing ambulances coming in and out and I wasn't sure are they in there? Did they take them away?

INSIDE THOSE AMBULANCES WERE TWO FIREFIGHTERS.TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR HEAT EXHAUSTION.

HER FAMILY WAS O-K.

THEIR HOME AND ALMOST EVERYTHING IN IT IS DESTROYED.

---STANDUP---

:25-:36

TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF HOW MUCH SOOT AND ASH IS COVERING THIS ENTIRE HOUSE CHECK THIS OUT- THE FLOOR LOOKS LIKE IT'S BLACK, BUT IF I LIFT UP THIS RUG, YOU CAN SEE WHAT A DIFFERENCE.

THE ALFARO FAMILY SHARED SIX YEARS OF MEMORIES IN THIS HOUSE THEY BUILT.

NOW, THEY DON'T HAVE MUCH LEFT OTHER THE CLOTHES ON THEIR BACKS.

---SOT---

Lasandra

22:02:00-:05

We were trying to build up our lives and in a split second it was completely gone.

AND THEIR SENSE OF SAFETY SHATTERED.

---SOT---

Lasandra

22:04:01-:04

I couldn't sleep last night because I don't know what safe is anymore. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOUSE FIRE FOLO-REM26-LIVE


NBC 2 CONFIRMED THOSE TWO FIREFIGHTERS ARE OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AND OKAY.

THE FAMILY SAYS THEY NEED THE MOST HELP REPLACING THEIR CHILDREN'S CLOTHES AND BELONGINGS.

ANGEL IS 5 AND AMANDA IS ONE.

TO HELP -- CALL THE RED CROSS.

LIVE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JOELLE-trxSS-EAniBX


WE'RE UNCOVERING NEW DETAILS TONIGHT ABOUT A CASE OF ROAD RAGE IN FORT MYERS THAT SEVERELY INJURED TWO WOMEN.

28-YEAR OLD ERIC MONTEZ IS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER.

POLICE SAY HE INTENTIONALLY RAN THE WOMEN OVER WITH HIS CAR YESTERDAY -- AS HE WAS DRIVING HIS DAUGHTER TO SCHOOL.

NBC 2'S JOELLE PARKS HAS BEEN GATHERING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE CASE AND THE VICTIMS AND JUST GOT BACK TO OUR NEWSROOM.

JOELLE. Return to index of stories...


PT CRUISER ROAD RAGE-NWSRM


A WOMAN AND HER MOTHER IN LAW- CRITICALLY INJURED.

THE OLDER WOMAN- AT LEE MEMORIAL FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE.

I TALKED TO THEIR FAMILY- WHO CALLS THEM HEROES. Return to index of stories...


PT CRUISER ROAD RAGE-PKG


Nats chopper

7:22:52 all i saw was a pt cruiser just run over 2 ladies 59

IT WAS A SCENE LIKE NOTHING ALICIA JOHNSON HAD EVER SEEN

sot alexis

7:23:44 my heart was pounding like omg, like what can i do 48

SHE WAS THERE- AS ERIC MONTEZ ALLEGEDLY GOT IN A FIGHT.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY A JOGGER TAPPED MONTEZS CAR WHEN IT CAME TOO CLOSE.

THATS WHEN MONTEZ GOT OUT--- AND STARTED PUNCHING HIM.

TWO WITNESS SCREAMED FOR HIM TO STOP.

THEN-

sot alexis

7:23:12 im like ok what the heck is going on and the next thing I know i see screaming and ladies getting run over 18

DEPUTIES SAY MONTEZ RAN Kristee Barres OVER FIRST,

THEN BACKED UP OVER HER MOTHER IN LAW LORAINE MCDANIEL.

MONTEZ LEFT THE SCENE,

THEN CAME BACK TO TELL A DIFFERENT STORY-- CLAIMING THE WOMAN ATTACKED HIM.

HE WAS ARRESTED.

AND APPEARED IN COURT TODAY--

sot detective

26 within a 3 minute window mr montez was able to batter one victim and leave 2 critically injured 32

BOTH WOMEN WERE TAKEN TO LEE MEMORIAL.

BARRE IN GOOD CONDITION AND MC-DANIEL IN CRITICAL.

sot detective

37 witness statement and video surveillance recovered show a blatant

disregard for human life 45

EVEN MORE SHOCKING-

8:41:00 the defendant also had his own daughter in his car with him he

was driving her to school 07

DEPUTIES SAY MONTEZ LEFT THE SCENE TO DROP THAT CHILD OFF AND PICK UP HIS CELL PHONE.

WE STOPPED BY HIS HOME TODAY

nat knocking

NEIGHBORS TELL US HIS WIFE MOVED OUT AFTER THE INCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


PT CRUISER ROAD RAGE-NWSRM


DCF IS INVESTIGATING.

I JUST CHECKED- RIGHT NOW MONTEZ IS LEE COUNTY JAIL.

HIS BOND SET AT ABOUT 252 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, JOELLE PARKS, NBC 2 Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHRISTINA-trxOC-SS


TONIGHT -- DEPUTIES ARE ON THE HUNT FOR A MAN WHO ROBBED WORKERS AT A LEHIGH ACRES AUTO PARTS STORE, PISTOL WHIPPING 3 CUSTOMERS AS THEY WERE STANDING IN LINE.

NBC 2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY SPENT THE DAY PIECING THIS STORY TOGETHER.

SHE'S LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH THE CHILLING NEW DETAILS.

CHRISTINA? Return to index of stories...


ADVANCE AUTO ROBBERY-TCMON


ONE OF THE VICTIMS WHO WAS FORCED TO THE GROUND AND PISTOL WHIPPED TELLS NBC2--

A MAN STORMED IN --

HE HAD A HOODIE ON AND EVERYTHING WAS COVERED EXPECT HIS EYES.

HE ORDERED EVERYONE ON THE GROUND.

AND THE VICTIM, ANOTHER CUSTOMER AND THE CASHIER OBEYED--

BUT IT WASN'T ENOUGH FOR THE MAD MAN. Return to index of stories...


ADVANCE AUTO ROBBERY-VOTOPS


THE VICTIM WHO SPOKE WITH US SAYS THE ROBBER WALKED UP--

AND SMASHED ONE OF THE MEN IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WITH A GUN.

THEN -- HE HELD THE GUN TO THE MAN'S HEAD -- LOOKED AT THE CASHIER AND TOLD THEM TO HURRY OR HE'D KILL EVERYONE.

THE MAN ON THE GROUND WAS BEGGING FOR HIS LIFE AS HE LAY FACEDOWN WITH THE GUN TO HIS HEAD.

THE CASHIER BEGAN GETTING THE MONEY OUT OF THE DRAWER--

BUT THE VICTIM SAYS IT WASN'T FAST ENOUGH FOR THE GUNMAN--

SO HE PISTOL WHIPPED THE CASHIER AND GRABBED THE MONEY.

THE VICTIM SAYS EVERYONE WAS STILL ON THE GROUND WHEN HE FELT THE GUNMAN STAND OVER HIM.

HE SMASHED HIM IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD.

TONIGHT HE HAS 15 STAPLES. Return to index of stories...


ADVANCE AUTO ROBBERY-TCMON


ALL OF THIS HAPPENED JUST BEFORE CLOSING TIME.

THE VICTIM SAYS IT ALL HAPPENED IN A MATTER OF MINUTES--

ALL WHILE HIS WIFE WAITED IN THE CAR.

AT THIS POINT--

NO ARREST HAS BEEN MADE.

DEPUTIES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING

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


TOSS TO CHARLIE-trxOC-SOT-MAPFLY


RIGHT NOW -- LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR THREE MEN -- WHO TRIED TO ROB PEOPLE AT THREE DIFFERENT PLACES AT GUNPOINT.

THEY DIDN'T GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING --

BUT THEY SURE TOOK AWAY THE SENSE OF SECURITY FOR SOME NEIGHBORS.

"It is really scary, especially here, because we don't get that much crime on this block." "We feel like prisoners in our own home."

THE ATTEMPTED ROBBERIES HAPPENED LAST NIGHT IN ABOUT A 5 MINUTE SPAN -- NEAR BROADWAY AND WILLIAMS.

NBC 2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN SPENT THE DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD --

AND JOINS US LIVE WITH NEW DETAILS.

CHARLIE? Return to index of stories...


FM HOME INVASIONS-REM1-LIVE


PEOPLE ARE NERVOUS - PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

THEY SAY THIS ISN'T A CRIME FREE NEIGHBORHOOD -- BUT THEY WOULD NEVER

EXPECT TO BE HELD AT GUN POINT IN THEIR OWN HOME.

THAT'S WHAT INVESTIGATORS SAY HAPPENED LAST NIGHT.

THEY TELL US TWO MEN FORCED THEIR WAY INTO THIS HOUSE WHILE ANOTHER

PLAYED LOOK-OUT.

AND THIS ISNT THE ONLY HOUSE THEY TARGETED. Return to index of stories...


FM HOME INVASIONS-PKG


-nats

AS SHE HEARD THE HELICOPTER OVERHEAD AND SQUAD CARS LIT UP HER BLOCK --

LASHAN STEWART WAS HOPING FOR THE BEST.

Lashan Stewart, Neighbor

16:55:30 when I came outside I saw the cops and everything and it was

pretty scary. 16:55:34

TWO HOUSES DOWN ON PINEVIEW ROAD DETECTIVES INTERVIEWED HER LONG-TIME NEIGHBOR.

TODAY - WE'RE LEARNING WHAT HAPPENED.

DEPUTIES SAY THE MAN LIVING HERE WAS TAKING THE TRASH OUT.

SUDDENLY A MASKED MAN JUMPED OUT OF THE BUSHES, POINTED A GUN AT HIM AND

TOLD HIM TO GET ON THE GROUND.

THE HOMEOWNER RUSHED INSIDE AND LOCKED THE DOOR- HEARING A LOUD BANG-

MAYBE A GUNSHOT.

Lashan Stewart, Neighbor

16:56:19 it is really scary especially here because we don't get that

much crime on this block. We have it around, but it never happens

here. 16:56:27

Standup

detectives think after the suspects were locked out of this house,

they continued walking just across the street here. Then detectives

think the suspects stopped a guy who was walking down this road,

pointed a gun at him and asked to see his wallet. When they found out

there was no money inside they threw it back at him and walked down

Williams drive.

Rose Strickland, Neighbor

17:00:00 it's not a safe area anymore, not anymore

THE MAN LIVING HERE WAS GETTING SOMETHING OUT OF HIS CAR WHEN HE SAYS

TWO MEN WITH GUNS FORCED HIM INSIDE DEMANDING MONEY AND HIS WIFE'S

PURSE.

Eric Andino, Son

She was very nervous and she couldn't believe what happened.

A THIRD MAN KEEPING WATCH TOLD THEM TO RUN - ALL THREE GOT AWAY.

Rose Strickland, Neighbor

16:59:01 we feel like prisoners in our own home. We can't do anything 16:59:04 Return to index of stories...


FM HOME INVASIONS-REM1-LIVE


THE SHERIFF's OFFICE HAS NOT MADE ANY ARRESTS IN THIS CASE.

DEPUTIES ADD, FOR ALL THE DRAMA, THE MEN DIDN'T STEAL ANYTHING.

THE SON OF THE WOMAN LIVING HERE SAYS THEY TOOK TWO APPLES.

IN FM CK NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BOAT BURGLARIES-(2)SS


NEW INFORMATION ON A THEFT INVESTIGATION IN CAPE CORAL -- POLICE NABBED TWO MEN -- THEY SAY STOLE BOAT PARTS AND USED A CANAL FOR THEIR GETAWAY.

OFFICERS ARRESTED LAWRENCE MCDERMOTT AND NICHOLAS MANZARI.

A BOAT OWNER CALLED POLICE -- AFTER HE FOUND TWO MEN STEALING PARTS.

THE CROOKS THEN SPED OFF IN AN ALUMINUM BOAT.

POLICE TELL NBC 2 --

THEY CAUGHT THE PAIR LEAVING THE CAPE CORAL YACHT CLUB. Return to index of stories...


NEW FIRE CHIEFS-trx(2)SS


THERE ARE TWO NEW FIRE CHIEFS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

DON COCHRAN WAS PROMOTED TO CHIEF IN CAPE CORAL.

HE'S BEEN WITH THE DEPARTMENT FOR 24 YEARS.

AND IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY --

VETERAN PARAMEDIC AND FIREFIGHTER MARIANNE TAYLOR WAS NAMED THE NEW CHIEF. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


A SOUTH FLORIDA BOY WAS ELECTROCUTED SWIMMING IN A BACKYARD POOL.

TONIGHT -- FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE SPEAKING OUT.

"I'm getting zapped. As I'm performing CPR on the child, I'm getting zapped."

WHY INVESTIGATORS CALL THE POOL, A TIME BOMB --

AND WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO MAKE SURE **YOUR POOL IS SAFE.

PLUS --

A HEART-WARMING INTRODUCTION.

SEE WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THE NEW BABY TURTLE AT THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CONSERVANCY MET HER NAME SAKE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) FL BOY ELECTROCUTED-SOTVO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) BETSY MEET BETSY-SSTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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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.

SHOWERS AND STORMS HEADING INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

It has been warm and muggy through the day and now showers and storms are starting to move into the area. A cold front is approaching from the Gulf of Mexico and will be the driving force to give us scattered showers and storms through the balance of the afternoon, evening and even into the overnight hours. By Saturday morning we'll be back to drying things out again. Overnight lows will be near 70 degrees, but behind the front we'll only warm into the lower 80s for afternoon highs on Saturday. It will also be windy behind the front on Saturday with winds from the west gusting around 25 mph. Cloud cover will be decreasing through the day Saturday.

Then, overnight Saturday into Sunday, winds will turn more northwesterly and that will continue to send in cooler, drier air. Morning lows will be in the lower 60s to start Sunday morning. That means you may even want that light jacket as you head out to Easter sunrise services. Highs for Easter Sunday will be in the low to mid 80s under mostly sunny skies.

Looking ahead; we'll stay on track for mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 80s through the work week. Return to index of stories...


FL BOY ELECTROCUTED POOL-TCMON


WE KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON KIDS NEAR POOLS BECAUSE OF THE DROWNING DANGER.

BUT THE FAMILY OF A MIAMI BOY NEVER IMAGINED THIS.

THE BOY WAS ELECTROCUED BY AN UNDERWATER LIGHT.

TONIGHT -- HIS FATHER IS SPEAKING OUT -- WITH A MESSAGE FOR ALL PARENTS. Return to index of stories...


FL BOY ELECTROCUTED POOL-PKG


Nats - "Mommy, you know what?"

AT JUST 7-YEARS OLD -- CALDER SLOAN WAS A BOY WISE BEYOND HIS YEARS.

Nats - "Getting my hair wet."

HE LOVED HIS YOUNGER BROTHER, HIS FAMILY AND THE WATER.

"Fish were envious of him. He swam better than a dolphin."

BUT THIS WEEK -- THE UNTHINKABLE HAPPENED WHILE HE RACED A FAMILY FRIEND IN A BACKYARD POOL IN MIAMI.

THE FRIEND JUMPED OUT AFTER FEELING A TINGLE.

BUT HE COULDN'T GET CALDER'S ATTENTION -- WHO WAS SWIMMING TOWARD A POOL LIGHT.

"Somehow he was shocked by that, flew out of the water, screaming. Thank God, as we understand it, went to some form of unconsciousness."

A NEIGHBOR HEARD THE COMMOTION AND JUMPED INTO ACTION -- BUT THAT TOO PROVED PROBLEMATIC.

"I'm getting zapped. As I'm performing CPR on the child, I'm getting zapped."

CALDER WAS PROUNOUNCED DEAD AT THE HOSPITAL.

AN INSPECTION ON THE POOL REVEALED ONE OF THE GROUND WIRES CONNECTING THE POOL WASN'T ATTACHED --

SENDING 120 VOLTS ELECTRICITY TO THE POOL LIGHT, INSTEAD OF THE NORMAL 12 --

TAKING LITTLE CALDER'S LIFE ALMOST INSTANTLY.

"It makes me extremely angry and sad. I don't think my wife and I have processed it. Processing this is going to take forever." Return to index of stories...


FL BOY ELECTROCUTED POOL-ONCAM


IN THIS CASE -- IT LOOKS LIKE THE LIGHT WAS WIRED INCORRECTLY --

BUT EXPERTS SAY THE SALTY ENVIRONMENT IN SOUTH FLORIDA CAN ALSO CAUSE CORROSION.

ONE THING YOU CAN DO IF YOU OWN A POOL IS HIRE A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN TO ROUTINELY CHECK THE EQUIPMENT. Return to index of stories...


FL GOV IMMIGRATION BILL-trxOC-VO


NEW INFORMATION TONIGHT ON A PROPOSED LAW TO ALLOW UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS TO PAY IN-STATE TUITION.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT AND FORMER GOVERNORS JEB BUSH AND BOB MARTINEZ TODAY CALLED ON STATE LAWMAKERS TO PASS THE BILL.

THE PUSH COMES A DAY AFTER THE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE REFUSED TO TAKE UP THE BILL.

THE HOUSE EASILY PASSED THE PROPOSAL. Return to index of stories...


FL UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS-VIDBX RVL


ENCOURAGING ECONOMIC NEWS TONIGHT - OUR STATE OF FLORIDA CREATED THE MOST JOBS IN THE COUNTRY LAST MONTH.

HERE'S HOW THE NUMBERS BREAK DOWN --

THE STATE ADDED NEARLY 21-THOUSAND D PRIVATE-SECTOR JOBS IN MARCH.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE JUMPED SLIGHTLY TO 6-POINT-3 PERCENT.

BUT FOR THE 8TH STRAIGHT MONTH -- IT'S STILL BELOW THE NATIONAL RATE OF 6-POINT-7 PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


FL MANATEE INJURED-trx(3)SS


AN 800 POUND MANATEE IS RECOVERING TONIGHT -- AFTER IT WAS HIT BY A BOAT PROPELLER IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

NBC 2 JUST GOT THESE PICTURES INTO OUR NEWSROOM --

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOUND THE INJURED SEA COW IN GASPARILLA MARINA.

FWC OFFICIALS TELL US -- THEY THINK THE MANATEE WILL BE OKAY.

A REMINDER FOR BOATERS --

RIGHT NOW -- MANATEE SPEED ZONES ARE IN EFFECT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


SHE DEDICATED HER LIFE TO SAVING TURTLES.

SO THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HONORED HER BY NAMING A RESCUED SET TURTLER AFTER HER.

NEXT AT 5 --

THE TWO BETSYS MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) BETSY MEET BETSY-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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BETSY MEETS TURTLE BETSY-trxPLAS-(2)SS


THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HONORED A WOMAN TODAY -- WHO DEDICATED HER LIFE TO SAVING TURTLES.

WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT BETSY SANDSTROM EARLIER THIS WEEK.

SHE HAS TERMINAL CANCER AND IS IN HOSPICE CARE.

THE CONSERVANCY NAMED ITS NEW BABY LOGGERHEAD TURTLE AFTER BETSY.

NBC 2 PHOTOJOURNALIST BEN CALWELL WAS THERE -- AS THE TWO MET FOR THE FIRST TIME. Return to index of stories...


BETSY MEETS TURTLE BETSY-BNR-NATPKG


"This turtle is part of scientific study"

Nat

"We hope to gain an understanding of how temp influence the gender."

"We're very honored to name out new beautiful loggerhead sea turtle, and it is a she.laugh.her name will be Betsy"

Betsy's my older sister.about a year and half ago she started out with lung cancer, and it was stage 4 and had already gone to the brain. One tumor in the brain wouldn't go away.it just kept growing. That's where she's at now.

She's always loved animals and specifically turtles. Turtles are her passion. Every best they would find on Big Hickory Island she would put a temporary tattoo on her head.

"Survival of sea turtles has to do with how we get people emotionally engaged to protecting their habitat and understanding these are a threatened species and all of us need to rally together to ensure that they're here for ten-thousand years"

"Having the turtle named after Betsy is really a sign of her and her dedication to conservation and I'm sure it means a lot to think of this little turtle being nurtured and raise here, and then released out into the wild and then growing up and living a long life out there"

"This is huge for her, this is so meaningful.she was so excited and so happy to have a turtle named after her" Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-2SHOT


TEXTING, EATING, PUTTING ON MAKEUP--

ALL WHILE DRIVING.

CAPE CORAL POLICE HAVE SEEN IT ALL.

NEXT AT 5:30, WE'LL TAKE YOU ON A RIDE ALONG AS THEY WRITE TICKETS TO PEOPLE *THEY SAY* WERE DISTRACTED BEHIND THE WHEEL.

PLUS: WE HAVE GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE 90 YEAR OLD WOMAN BREAKING A RULE FOR NOT BEING HOOKED UP TO CITY SEWER.

SHE *THOUGHT SHE WAS.

SHE'S EVEN BEEN PAYING FOR THE SERVICE FOR ALMOST THREE DECADES.

TODAY SHE GOT A BREAK. Return to index of stories...


A) DISTRACTED DRIVING CRACKDOWN-VO-WIPE


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B) SEPTIC TANK WOMAN UPDATE-VOTOPS-WIPE


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