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DIRECTORS PAGE FL TEACHER ARREST-ONCAM, VO
ANCHOR SUPERS FL TEACHER ARREST-SOT VO
HEADLINES-ANIBOXES VATICAN CANONIZATION-ONCAM,V O
FORT MYERS SHOOTING-VIDBOX VATICAN CANONIZATION-SOTVO
LEHIGH SUSPECTS IN COURT-VIDBOX CLIFTON LIVE-LIVE
COLLIER CTY HOME INVASION-VIDBOX TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
WX HEADLINE-WX CENTER TZ4 NAPLES SIGN WAIVER-VO WIPE
GOOD MORNING-1 SHOT TZ4 COLLIER OIL DRILLING-VOTOPS
OPEN-CLIP FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
GOOD MORNING-ONCAM-PUSH FORECAST-WXWALL
TODAY'S WEATHER-WX CENTER NAPLES SIGN WAVER HARASSED-TC MON
STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-TRX, SSTOPS, ONCAM NAPLES SIGN WAVER HARASSED-PKG
STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-LIVE ESTERO INCORPORATION-TRX, OTS
STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-VO FLORIDA GAMING-OTS, VO
STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-LIVE FL ABORTION BILL-WIPE, VOTOPS
JOELLE: FORT MYERS SHOOTING-OTS, TRX LAWMAKERS AND RESIDENCY-ONCAM
JOELLE: FORT MYERS SHOOTING-VO IN PLASMA FL MOST EXPENSIVE STATE-ONCAM, VO
JOELLE: FORT MYERS SHOOTING-VO COLLIER OIL DRILLING-OTS
JOELLE: FORT MYERS SHOOTING-PLASMA COLLIER OIL DRILLING-PKG
LEHIGH HOME INVASION UPDATE-TRX, ONCAM, SS, VO CLERK OF COURT OPEN TODAY-ONCAM, CG
COLLIER HOME INVASIONS-OTS, VO RX TAKEBACK TODAY-SSTOPS
LEHIGH BUSINESS BURGLARY-SSTOPS, VO LAW AT THE MALL-CGTOPS
FM BUS STOP LIGHTER FIGHT-ONCAM, VO JUICY COUTURE LAST WEEKEND-OTS
FM BUS STOP LIGHTER FIGHT-SOTVO, SS COMCAST CARES-ONCAM, CG
PUPPY MILL IN DESOTO-TRX, ONCAM, EANIBOX DISNEY WORLD FAST PASS-VOTOPS
PUPPY MILL IN DESOTO-PKG NETFLIX CABLE DEAL-ONCAM, VO
PUPPY MILL IN DESOTO-TAG RONALD MCDONALDS NEW LOOK-VOTOPS
CAPE METH BUST-ONCAM, VO SHARK CAUGHT-EANIBOX, FULL
CAPE METH BUST-SOT-SS(4) SHARK CAUGHT-SOT VO
PG METH LAB-ONCAM, VO SELF CLEANING PAINT-ONCAM, VO
PG METH LAB-SOTVO TOSS TO BREAK-ONCAM
POT BUST IN LEHIGH ACRES-SSTOPS, VO, TAG SR 82 ROAD CLOSURE TEASE-trxLIVE LOOK
BOAT CRASH FOLLOW-ONCAM, SS, VO MAIN OPEN-CLIP
BOAT CRASH FOLLOW-SOTVO GOOD MORNING 3-1 SHOT
BODY FOUND IN CAPE CANAL-TRX, VOTOPS, SS FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER
CCI PRISON FOLLOW-OTS, VO STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-TRX, DIS IN PLASMA
WASTE MANAGEMENT CRASHES-ONCAM, VO STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-LIVE
OIL DRILLING LATEST-ONCAM, VO STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-VO, SS
OIL DRILLING LATEST-SOTVO STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-LIVE
PANTHER DEATH-ONCAM LEHIGH HOME INVASION UPDATE-TRX, ONCAM, SS, VO
TEASE ONE-ONCAM COLLIER HOME INVASIONS-OTS, VO
TZ1 GOLF COURSE CLOSED-VOWP LEHIGH BUSINESS BURGLARY-SSTOPS, VO
TZ1 THINGS TO DO-VOTOPS FM BUS STOP LIGHTER FIGHT-ONCAM, VO
FORECAST OPEN-CLIP FM BUS STOP LIGHTER FIGHT-SOTVO, SS
FORECAST-WXWALL PUPPY MILL IN DESOTO-TRX, ONCAM, EANIBOX
GOLF COURSE CLOSED-VO IN PLASMA PUPPY MILL IN DESOTO-PKG
GOLF COURSE CLOSED-PKG PUPPY MILL IN DESOTO-TAG
TASTE OF COLLIER COUNTY-OTS, SS CAPE METH BUST-ONCAM, VO
TASTE OF NFM-CGTOPS CAPE METH BUST-SOT-SS(4)
NIGHT OUT WITH THE STARS-ONCAM, SS PG METH LAB-ONCAM, VO
CELEBRITY BASEKTBALL-SSTOPS PG METH LAB-SOTVO
AHIEVALYMPICS-SSTOPS POT BUST IN LEHIGH ACRES-SSTOPS, VO, TAG
DOTTIE'S DUCK DERBY-SSTOPS BOAT CRASH FOLLOW-ONCAM, SS, VO
ROCKING ON THE DOCK-OCNAM, CG BOAT CRASH FOLLOW-SOTVO
FM BEACH FILM FEST-ONCAM,SS BODY FOUND IN CAPE CANAL-TRX, VOTOPS, SS
TEASE TWO-1 SHOT TEASE SIX-ONCAM
TZ2 ELDERLY COLLIER RESIDENTS-VO TRASH OR TREASURE-SOTTOPS
TZ2 TACTICAL GEAR-VOTOPS TRASH OR TREASURE-PKG
SR 28 BREAKING TEASE-trx-LIVELOOK CLIFTON LIVE-PLASMA
ELDERLY COLLIER RESIDENTS LEARNING TO SHOOT-TRX, S CLIFTON LIVE-LIVE
ELDERLY COLLIER RESIDENTS LEARNING TO SHOOT-BNR, P CLIFTON LIVE-VO
ELDERLY COLLIER RESIDENTS LEARNING TO SHOOT-TAG TEASE-TOPS
TACTICAL GEAR-OTS, VO TZ HEALTH MATTERS-VOTOPS
TACTICAL GEAR-SOTVO TZ BEEZIN-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE-1 SHOT FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
TZ3 PA SCHOOL STABBING-VO FORECAST-WX WALL
HEADLINES-TC MON HEALTH MATTERS: SLEEP WALKING-TRX VO IN PLASMA
STATE ROAD CLOSED-TC MON HEALTH MATTERS: SLEEP WALKING-PKG
OBAMA IN ASIA-TC MON BEEZIN TREND-ONCAM, VO
CT SCHOOL STABBING-TC MON BEEZIN TREND-SOTVO
MAIN OPEN-CLIP MEASEALS CASES-OTS, VO
GOOD MORNING 2-TOWERCAM MEASEALS CASES-SOTVO
FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER COFFEE AND DIABETES-VOTOPS
STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-TRX, VO IN PLASMA HIGH ALTITUDE-VOTOPS
STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-LIVE TEASE SEVEN-1 SHOT
STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-VO, SS TZ6 CLIFTON LIVE-LIVE LOOK
STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-LIVE CLIFTON LIVE-TOSS, BOXES
OBAMA IN ASIA-TRX, VO IN PLASMA CLIFTON LIVE-LIVE
OBAMA IN ASIA-PKG CLIFTON LIVE-VO
OBAMA IN ASIA-TAG BACK UP PKG: LIME PRICES-ON CAM
ICE CREAM CRASH-TRX, SOTVO BACK UP PKG: LIME PRICES-PKG
CA SCHOOL BUS CRASH-TRX, VOTOPS TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
CA SCHOOL BUS CRASH-SOTVO STATE ROAD 82-VOTOPS
WYOMING LANDSLIDE-EANIBOX, FULL TS FM SHOOTING-VOTOPS
BUNDY STANDS BY REMARKS-ONCAM, SOTVO TS LEHIGH HOME INVASION-SSTOPS
BUNDY STANDS BY REMARKS-SOTVO TS BODY FOUND IN CAPE-VOTOPS,SS
CT SCHOOL STABBING-TRX, ONCAM, VO TS CELEBRITY BASKETBALL GAME-SSTOPS
CT SCHOOL STABBING-SOTVO RELAY FOR LIFE-CGTOPS
PA SCHOOL STABBING-OTS COOKIE HOUSE DEDICATION-SSTOPS
PA SCHOOL STABBING-PKG CLOSE-3-SHOT
PA SCHOOL STABBING-TAG CREDITS-REM LIVE
TEACHER LAP DANCE-TRX, VOTOPS  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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ANCHOR SUPERS


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HEADLINES-ANIBOXES


A SHOOTING IN FORT MYERS. OUR OVERNIGHT TEAM DIGGING RIGHT NOW FOR THE NEWEST INFORMATION ABOUT THE VICTIM AND FINDING OUT IF POLICE CAUGHT THE SHOOTER.

ITS A STORY THAT'S BRAND NEW AS YOU WAKE UP.

AND ANY MINTUE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS, 2 MEN ACCUSED IN A VIOLENT HOME INVASION WILL SEE THE JUDGE FOR THE 1ST TIME.

WILL THEY GET BOND, AND WHAT'S THE CRIME SCENE LOOK LIKE THIS MORNING.

WE ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS IN 90 SECONDS.

AND COLLIER COUNTY RESIDENTS SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

WE'VE UNCOVERED THAT REWARD MONEY IS GROWING FOR INFORMATION THAT WILL TRACK DOWN HOME INVASION SUSPECTS. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS SHOOTING-VIDBOX


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LEHIGH SUSPECTS IN COURT-VIDBOX


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COLLIER CTY HOME INVASION-VIDBOX


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WX HEADLINE-WX CENTER


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GOOD MORNING-1 SHOT


GOOD MORNING EVERYONE, I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

JOIN US FOR NBC-2 NEWS TODAY, COMING UP IN 60 SECONDS. Return to index of stories...


OPEN-CLIP


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GOOD MORNING-ONCAM-PUSH


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO N-B-C 2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

WE HAVE A BUSY SHOW AHEAD FOR THE NEXT 90 MINUTES.

WE HAVE NEW INFORMATION THAT WE'VE UNCOVERED SINCE YOU WENT TO BED LAST NIGHT ABOUT A SHOOTING IN FORT MYERS AND A HOME INVASION IN LEHIGH ACRES, AND A FULL LIST OF THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND, THAT WILL TALK ABOUT A LITTLE LATER IN THE SHOW.

BUT LET'S START OFF WITH THE FORECAST FOR TODAY!

MANY OF YOU ARE JUST GETTING UP AND GETTING MOVING THIS MORNING,

LET SEE WHAT'S IN STORE.

METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING JOINS US WITH HIS DETAILED FORECAST.

JASON. Return to index of stories...


TODAY'S WEATHER-WX CENTER


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.We're in store for ample sunshine over the weekend, and with all the sun comes increasing heat and humidity for Southwest Florida.

After starting off our Saturday morning in the mid to upper 60s, our temperatures will rise rapidly through the morning under wall-to-wall sunshine.

By midday, most of the area will be in the mid 80s, which will set up a fairly hot afternoon with daytime highs topping out in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Closer to the coast, temperatures should peak in the middle 80s thanks to the sea breeze, but as you go deeper inland, that's where we'll likely have some 90 degree readings.

Winds will stay fairly light today with the breeze coming in from the northwest at 5-10 mph.

Our sky will stay mainly sunny through the course of the day with only a few clouds developing.

The atmosphere as a whole is still fairly dry and stable, which will keep rain out of the forecast through the afternoon and evening.

Sunday will turn out to be another hot and mostly sunny day, but increasing moisture will lead to an uptick in humidity along with a slight chance for a few inland showers during the afternoon.

Sunday may even end up being our first 90 degree day of the year along the urban corridor of Southwest Florida.

As we head into next week, the heat and humidity continue, and we'll even add in some higher rain chances toward the end of the week. Return to index of stories...


STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-TRX, SSTOPS, ONCAM


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW IN LEE COUNTY.

NBC-2 IS ON THE SCENE OF A MAJOR CRASH.

IT HAPPENED NEAR SUNSHINE BLVD IN LEHGIH ACRES.

NBC-2 CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE ON STATE ROAD 82.

CLIFTON WHAT CAN YOU TELL US.

STATE ROAD 82 IS CLOSED BECAUSE OF A CRASH.

IT HAPPENED HEAR SUNSHINE BLVD IN LEHIGH ACRES.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL TELLS US THERE ARE INJURIES.

RIGHT NOW WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT THE EXTENT OF THOSE INJURIES AND HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE INVOLVE Return to index of stories...


STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-LIVE


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STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-VO


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STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-LIVE


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JOELLE: FORT MYERS SHOOTING-OTS, TRX


NEW THIS MORNING. BRAND NEW INFORMATION SINCE YOU WENT TO BED LAST NIGHT.

BULLET CASINGS RIDDLE THE ROADWAY.

ALL NEW THIS MORNING-

A MAN IS RECOVERING FROM NON-LIFE THREATENING INJUIRES-

NBC2'S JOELLE PARKS HAS BEEN CALLING HER SOURCES,

TRYING TO SEE IF THERE'S BEEN ANY ARRESTS-

JOELLE WHAT DID YOU UNCOVER? Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: FORT MYERS SHOOTING-VO IN PLASMA


NO ARRESTS YET-

AND FORT MYERS POLICE TELL ME THEY NEED YOUR HELP TO BRING THE VICTIM JUSTICE. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: FORT MYERS SHOOTING-VO


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO,

BRAND NEW OVERNIGHT.

WE WERE THERE AS INVESTIGATORS COLLECTED EVIDENCE FROM THE SCENE ON GARDENIA AVENUE.

FORT MYERS POLICE TELL US THE SHOOTING HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 10:30

WE'RE LEARNING A HOME AND SEVERAL CARS WERE SHOT --

IN ADDITION TO THAT ONE MAN.

HE WAS TAKEN TO LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: FORT MYERS SHOOTING-PLASMA


RIGHT NOW I'M WORKING TO FIND OUT HIS STATUS.

THE VICTIM IS EXPECTED TO SURVIVE --

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION, YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT -- Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH HOME INVASION UPDATE-TRX, ONCAM, SS, VO


THIS MORNING WE ARE UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A VILOENT HOME INVASION IN LEHIGH ACRES.

RIGHT NOW, 2 MEN ACCUSED IN THE CRIME ARE SET TO STEP BEFORE A JUDGE.

WE HAVE A CREW IN THE COURTROOM, AND WILL UPDATE YOU WHEN THE JUDGE TAKES THE BENCH.

SHAWNDELL McCANN JOSEPH, AND EBRON TAYLOR WILL BOTH MAKE THEIR 1ST COURT APPEARANCES, ON SEVERAL CRIMINAL CHARGES INCLUDING ROBBERY, HOME INVASION, AND IMPERSONATING AN OFFICER.

THIS MORNING, THE CRIME SCENE TAPE IS DOWN, AND ONE SUSPECT IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL RECOVERING FROM A K-9 BITE.

DEPUTIES SAY THE FOUR MEN HELD A WOMAN AT GUNPOINT INSIDE HER HOME.

THEY WERE ARMED WITH GUNS AND BULLET PROOF VESTS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOME INVASIONS-OTS, VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING

A REWARD CONTINUES TO GROW. IT'S BEEN SET UP TO HELP TO TRACK DOWN HOME INVASION SUSPECTS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THIS IS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF ONE OF THE INVASIONS.

SOMEONE COULD RECEIVE 12-THOUSAND 5-HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR THEIR ARRESTS.

JUST THURSDAY IT WAS 75-HUNDRED DOLLARS

ANONYMOUS DONORS BUMPED UP THE REWARD.

SINCE MID-FEBRUARY 5 COLLIER COUNTY FAMILIES HAVE BEEN BOUND AND HELD AT GUNPOINT WHILE THEY WERE ROBBED. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BUSINESS BURGLARY-SSTOPS, VO


A NEW PICTURE THIS MORNING, OF SOMEONE BREAKING INTO A LEHIGH ACRES HOME.

IT'S A LITTLE HARD TO SEE, BUT DEPUTIES NEED YOUR HELP IDENTIFYING WHOEVER THIS IS.

HE'S ACCUSED OF BREAKING INTO LEHIGH AUTO AT IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS, MONDAY.

YOU CAN SEE HIM PRYING OFF THE FRONT WINDOW TO THE BUSINESS, AND REMOVING A 52 INCH T-V.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL OR TEXT CRIMESTOPPERS.

YOU CAN FIND THAT INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE AT N-B-C- DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


FM BUS STOP LIGHTER FIGHT-ONCAM, VO


RIGHT NOW, NBC-2 IS WORKING TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF A CASE INVOLVING A FORT MYERS BOY, BURNED BY A LIGHTER ON HIS WAY TO SCHOOL.

JESSICA THOMAS TELLS US, 12-YEAR-OLD DOUGLAS ATKINS, LIT HER SON'S SHIRT ON FIRE WITH A LIGHTER.

YOU CAN SEE THE SHIRT IS BADLY BURNED.

THOMAS SAYS HER SON HAS THIRD DEGREE BURNS ON HIS ARM AND CHEST.

WE TALKED WITH BOTH MOMS WHO GAVE US CONFLICTING REPORTS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


FM BUS STOP LIGHTER FIGHT-SOTVO, SS


23:16:32 So my 12-year old stepped in protected his brother and ended up the one getting third degree burns. 23:16:3923:38:15 the kids was at the bus stop playing and they both had lighters and they were striking each other and his shirt caught on fire. 23:38:23

THAT SECOND WOMAN YOU HEARD FROM - HER SON WAS THE ONE ARRESTED.

THE BOY IS CHARGED WITH FELONY AGGRAVATED BATTERY.

HIS MOTHER TELLS US HE'LL BE IN JUVENILE DETENTION FOR THREE WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


PUPPY MILL IN DESOTO-TRX, ONCAM, EANIBOX


NOW TO AN NBC-2 EXCLUSIVE!

INVESTIGATORS CALL IT THE BIGGEST PUPPY MILL BUST IN DESOTO COUNTY HISTORY.

DOZENS OF PUREBRED DOGS AND PUPPIES WERE KEPT IN FILTHY CONDITIONS, THEN SOLD USING FAKE HEALTH PAPERS.

NBC-2 WENT SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS, MATT WRIGHT FILED THIS REPORT. Return to index of stories...


PUPPY MILL IN DESOTO-PKG


Jorge Hernandez

DeSoto County Animal Control

17-23

Alejandro Gio

Neighbor

52-57

NAT POP DOG BARK

THESE CUTE FACES ARE THE VICTIMS OF DESOTO COUNTY'S LARGEST PUPPY MILL OPERATION **EVER.

SOT

5:35 it's very unusual we haven't had a case this large in quite some time 38

SOME HAVE FLEAS -- EYE PROBLEMS -- AND RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS.

THE SICKNESSES -- AUTHORITIES SAY ALL SIGNS OF A PUPPY MILL.

*8:47 there's no oversight, there's no one coming in checking on the quality of the care of the animal most importantly the safety of the animal 53

CUSTOMERS TIPPED OFF INVESTIGATORS AFTER THEIR NEWLY PURCHASED PETS FELL ILL.

NAT POP?

ACCORDING TO AN ARREST AFFIDAVIT ONE PERSON'S "puppy would have seizures and scream out in pain."

7:02 usually the emphasis is on high producitivity,not hte care or conditions of the anuimals 08

DEPUTIES SAY THE MILL OPERATED OUT OF THIS ARCADIA MOBILE HOME.

OFFICIALS RAIDED IT THURSDAY -- REMOVING 56 DOGS FROM CRAMPED AND FILTHY CONDITIONS.

THEY TOOK THESE PICTURES SHOWING FECES LINING THE BOTTOMS OF CAGES.

18:21 having a lot of dogs, especially having them caged up, that's pretty sick 27

DEPUTIES ARRESTED ANDREW MACAULEY AND CHELCE DOWER --

WHO THEY SAY FORGED VETERINARY HEALTH CERTIFICATES -- AND WERE NOT LICENSED TO BREED.

18:52 can you believe this was happening right down the road? no i never thought about that especially in this neighborhood 57

AUTHORITIES SAY THE COUPLE SOLD DOGS FOR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON THE WEB SITE LITTLE ARCTIC ANGELS DOT COM.

THE SITE EVEN HAS A SECTION ON AVOIDING SCAMS.

NAT POP DOG BARK

AUTHORITIES SAY * THEY WERE THE TRUE SCAMMERS --

AND THESE DOGS PAID THE PRICE.

JORGE

7:56 the best thing is if you can go to the facility and see the animal then you're assured of how the animal is being taken care of Return to index of stories...


PUPPY MILL IN DESOTO-TAG


MATT WRIGHT REPORTING.

THESE DOGS WILL NOT GO UP FOR ADOPTION UNTIL THE LEGAL PROCESS PLAYS OUT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE METH BUST-ONCAM, VO


CAPE CORAL POLICE DIDN'T GET THE BUST THEY WERE HOPING FOR, BUT THEY SAY IT WAS STILL A SUCCESS.

THIS IS VIDEO YOU'LL ONLY SEE ON NBC 2.

SWAT TEAM SERVED A WARRANT AT THIS NORTH CAPE HOME ON THURSDAY.

THEY GOT A TIP OF A POSSIBLE METH HOUSE.

THE NARCOTIC UNIT INVESTIGATED-- THEY FOUND SOME MATERIALS USED TO COOK METH-- BUT NOT ENOUGH TO OPEN A CASE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE METH BUST-SOT-SS(4)


1:44:45 we are startign to see a slight increase in the ammount y of meth labes here in cape coral rior to 2013 we had zero. The raw number is low but the percentage Is high1:45:00

SIX PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED.

TWO FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

TWO FOR POSSESSION OF HEROIN

ONE FOR HAVING DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

AND ANOTHER HAD A WARRANT FOR HIS ARREST. Return to index of stories...


PG METH LAB-ONCAM, VO


WE ARE DIGGING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT A METH LAB IN PUNTA GORDA.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY A SMALL OPERATION WAS HAPPENING IN THIS BUILDING.

IT'S ALONG TAYLOR ROAD IN A WOODED AREA NEAR AIRPORT ROAD.

DEPUTIES SAY NO ONE WAS INSIDE WHEN THEY ARRIVED.

THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN ON THE MARKET FOR YEARS.

NEIGHBORS ARE RELIEVED THAT WHATEVER WAS IN THERE IS NOW GONE. Return to index of stories...


PG METH LAB-SOTVO


Sharelon Nichols/neighbor

11:46:14-11:46:21

"Yeah it's bad. I tell you, I dot know why people do what they do. It

just fries your brain with that stuff."

AN ANONYMOUS TIP TOOK DEPUTIES TO THIS BUILDING.

NEIGHBORS BELIEVE HOMELESS PEOPLE ARE USING THE BUILDING FOR SHELTER. Return to index of stories...


POT BUST IN LEHIGH ACRES-SSTOPS, VO, TAG


ONLY NBC2 WAS THERE AS MORE THAN 100 POUNDS OF POT WERE RECOVERED FROM

A SUSPECTED GROW HOUSE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

SO FAR LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES HAVE MADE ONE ARREST IN CONNECTION WITH THE BUST.

DEPUTIES SAY IT STARTED WITH A BURGLARY OFF CHEZY STREET.

IN THEIR SEARCH FOR THAT CULPRIT THEY FOUND RAUL VITA.

ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES HE SMELLED LIKE POT.

THEIR QUESTIONING - OF VITA LED THEM TO THE HOME.

ONCE INSIDE DEPUTIES FOUND MORE THAN 70 POT PLANTS AND MATERIALS USED

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BOAT CRASH FOLLOW-ONCAM, SS, VO


NBC-2 IS FINDING NEW DETAILS IN A BOAT CRASH OFF BOOKELIA THURSDAY.

WE NOW KNOW THE NAMES OF THOSE INJURED.

DONNIE CRAINE--THE DIVING COACH FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA DIED AFTER THE COLLISION.

THIS MORNING WE KNOW CRAINE AND HIS FRIEND DAVID WEST WERE ON BOARD THIS BOAT.

F-W-C OFFICIALS SAY CRAINE WAS DRIVING-

WHEN THE OTHER BOAT CRASHED INTO THE SIDE OF HIS BOAT.

ON BOARD THE OTHER BOAT-

TWO COUPLES-- KENNETH AND CONSTANCE KRUGS OF FORT MYERS AND BOB AND STEPHANIE COLBERT. Return to index of stories...


BOAT CRASH FOLLOW-SOTVO


teve Laughlin

Helped Victims

26:45 people we were talking to were in shock at that point they seemed to be okay 26:51

-we offered asst but boat was okay so they followed them in to the marina

THE F-W-C IS STILL INVESTIGATING THE CRASH AND HOW CRAINE DIED.

BOTH BOATS WERE ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE WATER--

SOME CHARGES COULD COME IN THE FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND IN CAPE CANAL-TRX, VOTOPS, SS


N-B-C-2 IS ALSO WORKING TO CONFIRM THE IDENTITY OF A BODY FOUND FRIDAY IN A CAPE CORAL CANAL.

IN THE WATER NEAR SKYLINE BOULEVARD AND SW 40th TERRACE.

THIS IS IN THE SAME AREA WHERE POLICE WERE LOOKING 19 YEAR OLD ERIK SANCHEZ ON WEDNESDAY.

POLICE SAY HE'S THE TEEN WHO THREATENED TO HURT HIMSELF AND THEN JUMPED INTO THE CANAL. Return to index of stories...


CCI PRISON FOLLOW-OTS, VO


N-B-C-2 CONTINUES TO AS TOUGH QUESTIONS TO UNCVER WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE CHARLOTTE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION.

WE ALREADY EXPOSED SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS OF GUARDS BEATING AN INMATE TO DEATH AND INMATES GETTING HOLD OF A GUN.

ONLY N-B-C-2 CONFIRMED THROUGH SOURCES THAT SEVERAL GUARDS ARE ON LEAVE FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF MATTHEW WALKER.

WE'VE LEARNED OFFICER TYLER TRIPLETT HAS BEEN FIRED FROM THE PRISON.

BUT WE'RE NOT BEING TOLD WHY.

THE OFFICER HAD NO COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


WASTE MANAGEMENT CRASHES-ONCAM, VO


AN OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER WAS INJURED AFTER A GARBAGE TRUCK CRASHED INTO HIS PICKUP IN PUNTA GORDA.

TROOPERS SAY A GARBAGE TRUCK RAN A STOP SIGN, HITTING THE PICKUP.

THIS IS NEAR TAYLOR AVENUE AND U-S 41.

THE OFF-DUTY FORT MYERS OFFICER WAS IN THAT TRUCK.

HE WAS TAKEN TO BAYFRONT HOSPITAL.

TROOPERS SAY HIS INJURIES ARE NOT SERIOUS. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING LATEST-ONCAM, VO


NBC-2 CONTINUES TO STAY ON TOP OF THE OIL DRILLING CONTROVERSY IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

ON FRIDAY A JUDGE REJECTED A MOTION, DEALING A BLOW TO THOSE AGAINST THE PLANS.

THOSE PROTESTERS WANTED TO INCLUDE INTO EVIDENCE A RECENT ILLEGAL DRILLING VIOLATION AT ANOTHER SITE, AGAINST THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY.

THE JUDGE AGREED WITH THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY, SAYING THAT INFORMATION IS IRRELEVANT. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING LATEST-SOTVO


---SOT---

Joe Mule', Preserve our Paradise

17:46:47-:52

That was clearly hidden from us. That was never given to us during discovery. They never provided that information.

THE JUDGE'S DECISION IS ONLY A RECOMMENDATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. Return to index of stories...


PANTHER DEATH-ONCAM


ANOTHER FLORIDA PANTHER HAS DIED AFTER GETTING HIT BY A CAR.

THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION SAYS THE SEVEN YEAR OLD MALE WITH A RADIO COLLAR WAS FOUND ON THE COLLIER HENDRY COUNTY BORDER.

THIS IS THE 13TH PANTHER DEATH REPORTED THIS YEAR-

THE 8TH CAUSED BY A VEHICLE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-ONCAM


TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

6 MILLION DOLLARS IN 6 MONTHS.

SOME BIG CHANGES ARE COMING TO ONE OF THE OLDEST GOLF COURSES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE AT THE FORT MYERS COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE. IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

PLUS IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO THIS WEEKEND.

NBC-2 HAS YOU COVERED WITH A LIST FUN EVENTS HAPPENING TODAY! Return to index of stories...


TZ1 GOLF COURSE CLOSED-VOWP


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TZ1 THINGS TO DO-VOTOPS


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FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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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.

We're in store for ample sunshine over the weekend, and with all the sun comes increasing heat and humidity for Southwest Florida.

After starting off our Saturday morning in the mid to upper 60s, our temperatures will rise rapidly through the morning under wall-to-wall sunshine.

By midday, most of the area will be in the mid 80s, which will set up a fairly hot afternoon with daytime highs topping out in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Closer to the coast, temperatures should peak in the middle 80s thanks to the sea breeze, but as you go deeper inland, that's where we'll likely have some 90 degree readings.

Winds will stay fairly light today with the breeze coming in from the northwest at 5-10 mph.

Our sky will stay mainly sunny through the course of the day with only a few clouds developing.

The atmosphere as a whole is still fairly dry and stable, which will keep rain out of the forecast through the afternoon and evening.

Sunday will turn out to be another hot and mostly sunny day, but increasing moisture will lead to an uptick in humidity along with a slight chance for a few inland showers during the afternoon.

Sunday may even end up being our first 90 degree day of the year along the urban corridor of Southwest Florida.

As we head into next week, the heat and humidity continue, and we'll even add in some higher rain chances toward the end of the week. Return to index of stories...


GOLF COURSE CLOSED-VO IN PLASMA


YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO PLAY GOLF THIS WEEKEND AT A POPULAR COURSE IN LEE COUNTY.

THE FORT MYERS COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE IS CLOSED FOR 6 MONTHS FOR SOME MAJOR REMODELING AND UPGRADES.

NEARLY 6 MILLION DOLLARS IS BEING PUMPED INTO THE PROJECT, AND CITY OFFICIALS SAY ONCE IT'S FINISHED, GOLFERS WILL SEE A DIFFERENCE. Return to index of stories...


GOLF COURSE CLOSED-PKG


CERTAINLY NOT A SITE YOU SEE IN FLORIDA, AN EMPTY GOLF COURSE IN APRIL. BUT THAT WILL BE THE CASE, FOR THE NEXT 6 MONTHS AT THE FORT MYERS GOLF CLUB. THE POPULAR COURSE IS CLOSED FOR A MAJOR UPGRADE.

Rich Lamb- "the landscaping, new greens, we are getting top shelf stuff on evertything."

THEY ARE ALSO ADDING A NEW STORM WATER RETENTION BASIN AND MAKING MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE IRRIGATION SYSTEM. THAT WILL HELP WITH DRAINAGE SO THE COURSE CAN STAY OPEN AFTER A HEAVY RAIN.

Rich Lamb: "maybe one day we will be one of the dryest instead of the wettest."

RIGHT NOW IT'S ANYBODY'S GUESS HOW MANY TYPES OF GRASS ARE ON THE COURSE, BUT COME NOVEMBER FMCC WILL HAVE ONLY 2 AND IT WILL BE THE SAME AS SOME OF THE BEST COURSES IN THE COUNTRY.

PLAYERS WILL NOTICE THE BIGGEST CHANGE ON THE FRONT NINE.

"4 and 5 will have a nice, new change adn there is a handful on the back nine too, some of the holes will be a bit longer."

RIGHT NOW, NEIGHBORS ARE SEEING THESE REDENDERINGS OF THE UPDATED DESIGN. ENGINEERS JUST UPDATED THEM IN THE LAST HOUR.

"it's a plus, plus for everyone the residents, the golfers, the people that just drive up McGregor."

STEVE CUNNINGHAM WHO HAS 40 YEARS OF REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, SAYS THE CHANGES WILL DEFINETLY HELP HOME VALUES NEARBY.

"a project that is taking an old established golf course like Fort Myers in on of the more popular areas of Fort Myers and upgrading to a higher leverl can do nothing but help the propery values here and in the area." Return to index of stories...


TASTE OF COLLIER COUNTY-OTS, SS


TAKING A LOOK AT THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND.

THE TASTE OF COLLIER IS HAPPENING IN NAPLES TOMORROW.

HEAD TO BAYFRONT AT GOODLETTE FRANK AND 5TH AVE.

MORE THAN 30 RESTAURANTS ARE PARTICIPATING THIS YEAR.

IT RUNS FROM 11-4. 5 DOLLARS TO GET IN AND THEN YOU PAY FOR THE FOOD SEPERATELY.

THERE WILL ALSO BE LIVE MUSIC AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS. Return to index of stories...


TASTE OF NFM-CGTOPS


ALSO TOMORROW, THE TASTE OF NORTH FORT MYERS AT THE SHELL FACTORY AND NATURE PARK

THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF FOOD, ENTERTAINMENT, FREE KIDS GAMES AND A PETTING ZOO. Return to index of stories...


NIGHT OUT WITH THE STARS-ONCAM, SS


IF YOU LIKE GRILLED CHESSE AND WANT TO SUPPORT SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR KIDS IN PUNTA GORDA, THE YMCA IS THE PLACE TO BE TONIGHT.

YOU CAN WALK THE RED CARPET AND ENJOY GOURMENT GRILLED CHEESE PREPARED BY LOCAL CHEFS.

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR A NIGHT OUT WITH THE STARS.

LEGENDARY COACH NICK BOLLETTIERI WHO'S HELPED ANDRE AGASSI, MONICA SELES, AND MARY PIERCE WILL ALSO BE THERE SIGNING HIS NEW BOOK. Return to index of stories...


CELEBRITY BASEKTBALL-SSTOPS


THERE'S A CELEBRITY BASKEBALL GAME AND FAMILY FUN DAY AT BISHOP VEROT HIGH SCHOOL

IT STARTS AT ONE WITH A TAILGATE PARTY.

THEN AT THREE --

PLAYERS FROM THE NBC 2 NEWS TEAM, THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, FORT MYERS POLICE AND FIRE, LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL HIT THE COURT. Return to index of stories...


AHIEVALYMPICS-SSTOPS


IT'S THE ACHIEVE OLYMPICS AND CHILI BLAST TODAY IN CAPE CORAL.

IT'S FROM 11 TO THREE AT FOUR FREEDOMS PARK.

THERE WILL BE TONS OF GAMES, A POTATO SACK RACE, A KAYAK RELAY AND MORE. AND BEST OF ALL, IT'S FREE! Return to index of stories...


DOTTIE'S DUCK DERBY-SSTOPS


HEAD OUT TO MARCO ISLAND TODAY FOR THE DUCK DERBY AT THE YMCA.

THE FAMILY CAN ENJOY GAMES, ARTS AND CRAFTS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES.

IT'S FROM 10 TO 1. Return to index of stories...


ROCKING ON THE DOCK-OCNAM, CG


LIVE MUSIC TODAY IN FORT MYERS. IT'S ROCKIN THE DOCK FROM 10-9.

HEAD TO PINCHERS AT THE MARINA NEAR THE EDISON FORD WINTER ESTATES ON WEST 1ST STREET.

3 BANDS ARE SET TO PERFORM INCLUDING A JIMMY BUFFETT TRIBUTE BAND AT 6 TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FM BEACH FILM FEST-ONCAM,SS


THIS IS THE FINAL WEEKEND FOR THE FORT MYERS BEACH FILM FESTIVAL.

IT CELEBRATES INDEPENDENT FILMS AND THE VISUAL ARTS.

HEAD TO THE BEACH THEATER ON ESTERO BOULEVARD.

TO BUY PASSES AND GET MORE INFORMATION -- CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE --

NBC-DASH-2 DOT COM

THE FESTIVAL RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1 SHOT


GOING TO NEW LENGTHS TO PROTECT YOUR SELF.

THIS MORNING, WE HAVE AN NBC-2 EXCLUSIVE.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT SOME PEOPLE IN COLLIER COUNTY ARE DOING BECAUSE THEY ARE SO CONCERNED ABOUT SECURITY AFTER RECENT HOME BREAKINS.

AND IN ONE LEE COUNTY HOME INVASION, POLICE SAY THEY WERE POSING AS POLICE OFFICERS AND WERING BULLET PROOF VESTS.

THIS MORNING, WE DIG FOR ANSWERS, AND FIND OUT IF THERE ARE ANY RESTRICTIONS FOR BUYING POLICE AND TATICAL GEAR Return to index of stories...


TZ2 ELDERLY COLLIER RESIDENTS-VO


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TZ2 TACTICAL GEAR-VOTOPS


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SR 28 BREAKING TEASE-trx-LIVELOOK


NBC2 STAYING ON TOP OF BREAKING NEWS --

A LIVE LOOK RIGHT NOW AT STATE ROAD 82 --

IT'S SHUT DOWN RIGHT NOW FROM SUNSHINE TO ALABAMA -- AFTER A HEAD ON COLLISION.

OUR CREW ON SCENE TELL US THE ROAD MAY BE CLOSED FOR A WHILE --

COUNT ON US TO KEEP TRACKING THIS STORY -- WE'LL BRING YOU UPDATES THROUGHOUT OUR NEWSCAST. Return to index of stories...


ELDERLY COLLIER RESIDENTS LEARNING TO SHOOT-TRX, S


8:53. HOPE YOUR HAVING A GREAT SATURDAY.

NOW TO AN NBC2 EXCLUSIVE.

SOME PEOPLE IN COLLIER COUNTY ARE SO WORRIED ABOUT SECURITY.

AFTER FIVE UNSOLVED HOME INVASIONS IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS.

THEY'RE GOING TO NEW LENGHTS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES.

NBC2'S RICK RITTER SPOKE WITH AN ELDERLY COUPLE LEARNING HOW TO SHOOT A GUN. Return to index of stories...


ELDERLY COLLIER RESIDENTS LEARNING TO SHOOT-BNR, P


AT EASE

AND PEACE OF MIND

NORMAN THOMSON SAYS IT'S THE SOUND OF PROTECTION.

Norman Thomson/Naples/37:51 "it's essential, i want the comfort of knowing i have to use a gun."

AT 89 YEARS-OLD, WITH TWO BAD KNEES - HE'LL BE THE FIRST TO TELL YOU HE DOESN'T GET AROUND AS WELL AS HE USED TO.

Norman Thomson/36:28 "our concern was we need a way to defend ourselves."

AND WITH A STRING OF VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS RATTLING COLLIER COUNTY COMMUNITIES - HE AND HIS WIFE GAIL ARE BRACING FOR THE WORST.

Norman Thomson/38:17 "we're losing sleep, we're anxious."

THAT'S WHERE NAPLES SECURITY SOLUTIONS COMES IN.

OWNERS CHRIS KNOTT AND MIKE PEARL OFFER EVERYTHING FROM PERSONAL SECURITY TO FIREARMS TRAINING.

ON FRIDAY - THEY STARTED THE THOMSONS OFF IN A SIMULATION ROOM - SETTING SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES BEFORE HEADING INTO THE GUN RANGE.

FROM PRACTICE -

TO REAL LIFE SCENARIOS.

THIS COUPLE IS AIMING FOR ONE THING - GETTING THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE BACK.

Gail Thomson/58:29 "the world today is a l ot different than it was years ago and we just want to be prepared."

AND WITH THE GROUP OF MASKED GUNEMEN STILL ON THE LOOSE - EVERY HOMEOWNER NEEDS TO BE PREPARED.

Norman Thomson/39:00 "amen.this is the thing the do."

Gail Thomson/59:31 "get out there and do it, you can do it, you'll feel so much safer when you're prepared and can defend yourself." Return to index of stories...


ELDERLY COLLIER RESIDENTS LEARNING TO SHOOT-TAG


RICK RITTER REPORTING.

THE REWARD TO TRACK DOWN THESE SUSPECTS IS NOW 12-THOUSAND 5-HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR THEIR ARRESTS.

THE HOME INVASION TASK FORCE SAYS THEY'VE RECEIVED 38 TIPS SINCE OPENING UP THEIR HOTLINE A FEW WEEKS AGO.

THAT NUMBER IS ON OUR WEBSITE - JUST LOG ON AND CLICK NEWS LINKS. Return to index of stories...


TACTICAL GEAR-OTS, VO


THIS MORNING NBC-2 IS TAKING AN IN-DEPTH LOOK INTO THE TYPE OF EQUIPMENT BEING USED BY THE SUSPECTS DURING THESE HOME INVASIONS.

FOUR SUSPECTS IN THURSDAY'S HOME INVASION IN LEHIGH WERE WEARING BULLET PROOF VESTS.

AND WEDNESDAY IN COLLIER COUNTY, TWOSUSPECTS WERE SPOTTED IN WHAT LOOKED TO BE TACTICAL GEAR.

WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT JUST ABOUT ANYONE CAN THEIR HANDS ON THIS GEAR

THE LEE COUNTY ARMY NAVY SURPLUS STORE IS STACKED WITH IT.

TEENAGERS AND ADULTS CAN COME RIGHT IN AND BUY WHATEVER THEY NEED.

NO IDENTIFICATION NECESSARY. Return to index of stories...


TACTICAL GEAR-SOTVO


Jim Chester, Army Navy Surplus Owner

:22:36 we have a right to sell it because were a licensed retail

store- and what they do with after they go out the door is their

concern.

THE STORE OWNERTELLS US, THE ONLY THING IN HIS STORE THAT REQUIRES IDENTIFICATION TO BUY -- IS A CORRECTIONS OFFICERS UNIFORMS.

HE ALSO SAYS TACTICAL GEAR SALES HAVE SHOT UP RECENTLY BECAUSE MANY CITIZENS WANT TO PROTECT THEMSELVES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-1 SHOT


TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

UPGRADED CHARGES FOR A PENNSLYVANIA TEEN WHO STABBED 21 PEOPLE.

THIS MORNING WE ARE LEARNING NEW DETAILS.ABOUT THE ACCUSER.

WHO OFFICIALS BELIEVE PLANNED THE RAMPAGE IN A NOTE JUST DAYS BEFORE.

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TZ3 PA SCHOOL STABBING-VO


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HEADLINES-TC MON


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

NBC-2 IS STAYING ON TOP OF BREAKING NEWS.

A MAJOR CAR CRASH CLOSES DOWN A MAJOR STATE ROAD.

WE TAKE YOU LIVE TO THE SCENE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HOPING TO PUT MORE PRESSURE ON RUSSIA.

AS THE CRISIS IN UKRIANE ESCALATES.

NBC-2 FIND OUT HE'S NOT THE ONLY HEAD OF STATE WITH TOUGH WORDS

AND SCHOOL PROM CANCELED.

A TEEN IS STABBED TO DEATH WHEN SHE REFUSED TO GO TO THE DANCE.

THAT'S NEXT. Return to index of stories...


STATE ROAD CLOSED-TC MON


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OBAMA IN ASIA-TC MON


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CT SCHOOL STABBING-TC MON


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MAIN OPEN-CLIP


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GOOD MORNING 2-TOWERCAM


GOOD MORNING, THANKS FOR JOINING US HERE ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

WITH NO RAIN IN SIGHT. OUR WEEKEND IS SHAPPING UP TO BE A PRETTY HOT ONE.

METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING IS STANDING BY WITH WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FOR TODAY'S FORECAST

JASON.? Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER


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.

We're in store for ample sunshine over the weekend, and with all the sun comes increasing heat and humidity for Southwest Florida.

After starting off our Saturday morning in the mid to upper 60s, our temperatures will rise rapidly through the morning under wall-to-wall sunshine.

By midday, most of the area will be in the mid 80s, which will set up a fairly hot afternoon with daytime highs topping out in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Closer to the coast, temperatures should peak in the middle 80s thanks to the sea breeze, but as you go deeper inland, that's where we'll likely have some 90 degree readings.

Winds will stay fairly light today with the breeze coming in from the northwest at 5-10 mph.

Our sky will stay mainly sunny through the course of the day with only a few clouds developing.

The atmosphere as a whole is still fairly dry and stable, which will keep rain out of the forecast through the afternoon and evening.

Sunday will turn out to be another hot and mostly sunny day, but increasing moisture will lead to an uptick in humidity along with a slight chance for a few inland showers during the afternoon.

Sunday may even end up being our first 90 degree day of the year along the urban corridor of Southwest Florida.

As we head into next week, the heat and humidity continue, and we'll even add in some higher rain chances toward the end of the week. Return to index of stories...


STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-TRX, VO IN PLASMA


NBC-2 IS TRACKING BREAKING NEWS IN LEHIGH ACRES.

4 PEOPLE ARE IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER A HEAD ON CRASH

RIGHT NOW, STATE ROAD 82 IS SHUT DOWN.

THIS IS NEAR SUNSHINE BLVD.

NBC-2'S CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE ON SCENE UNCOVERING THE LATEST.

CLIFF -- WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING ABOUT THE VICTIMS?

STATE ROAD 82 IS CLOSED BECAUSE OF A CRASH.

IT HAPPENED HEAR SUNSHINE BLVD IN LEHIGH ACRES.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL TELLS US THERE ARE INJURIES.

RIGHT NOW WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT THE EXTENT OF THOSE INJURIES AND HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE INVOLVE Return to index of stories...


STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-LIVE


4 people.

3 in very bad condition

One of them is a one year old girl.

You can tell by the damage to these two pick up trucks, this was a devastating crash.

It happened right around 7:00 this morning.

It appears to have been a head on collision.

Right now, sr 82 is blocked between sunshine blvd and Alabama road. It appears that it will be closed for sometime.

Your best alternate route would be to take meadow road. Return to index of stories...


STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-VO, SS


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STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-LIVE


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OBAMA IN ASIA-TRX, VO IN PLASMA


TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE CONTINUES TO ESCALATE AS THE U-S AND EUROPE DELIVER TOUGH NEW WARNINGS TO RUSSIA,

BUT SO FAR, CLEAR PLANS FOR NEW SANCTIONS THAT WOULD BE IMPOSED IF RUSSIA MOVES INTO UKRAINE HAVEN'T FOLLOWED.

ALL THIS AS PRESIDENT OBAMA CONTINUES HIS ASIA TRIP. NOW HEADED TO MALAYSIA

DANIELLE LEIGH HAS MORE FROM WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA IN ASIA-PKG


FOLLOWING A GRAND WELCOME IN SOUTH KOREA.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HONORED THE VICTIMS IN LAST WEEK'S FERRY SINKING WITH A MOMENT OF SILENCE.

HIS TRIP THROUGH ASIA HAS BEEN FILLED WITH DISTRACTIONS.

THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE AND PROVOCATIONS FROM RUSSIA.

Sot: President Obama :14-:24

"what we have not see is Russia speaking out clearly that condemning the pro Russia militias to leave the buildings "

AS MORE RUSSIAN TROOPS BEGAN TRAINING NEAR THE UKRAINIAN BORDER.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HELD A CONFERENCE CALL.

WITH THE LEADERS OF FRANCE, THE U.K., ITALY AND GERMANY.

BUT HE WAS UNABLE TO SECURE IMMEDIATE SUPPORT FOR NEW ECONOMIC SANCTIONS.

TO PRESSURE RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN TO UPHOLD LAST WEEK'S PEACE AGREEMENT.

Sot: President Obama :44-:54

"is he willing to see the Russian economy that was already weakened, that was already faltering, weakened further"

STANDARD AND POOR'S CREDIT AGENCY HAS CUT RUSSIA'S CREDIT RATING.

AND THE PRICE OF ANY NEW SANCTIONS WILL BE HIGH.

ACCORDING TO THE TOP SENATE DEMOCRAT ON MILITARY MATTERS.

WHO'S VISITING UKRAINE.

Sot / Sen. Carl Levin Sen. Armed Services 1:05-1:11

"there are billions of Russian assets in dollars in US banks, and we are to go after that under existing authority because that I think will catch Mr Putin's attention."

BUT PUTIN SAYS HE'LL CONTINUE TO PROTECT RUSSIAN SUPPORTERS IN UKRAINE.

TODAY BROUGHT NEW REPORTS OF VIOLENCE IN THE EASTERN REGION, ESCALATING TENSIONS.

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


OBAMA IN ASIA-TAG


RUSSIA ISN'T THE ONLY COUNTRY FACING THE THREAT OF NEW SANCTIONS.

ON THIS ASIAN TRIP, PRESIDENT OBAMA MADE CLEAR NORTH KOREA COULD FACE SANCTIONS AS WELL IF IT MOVES FORWARD WITH NUCLEAR TESTS. Return to index of stories...


ICE CREAM CRASH-TRX, SOTVO


My son said look! look! And we turned around and seen that gray car kept going

NBC-2 IS FINDING NEW DETAILS OUT OF BUENA PARK CALIFORNIA.WHERE THE DRIVER OF AN S-U-V PLOWED INTO A LINE OF PEOPLE WAITING OUTSIDE AN ICE CREAM PARLOR.

A 73-YEAR-OLD WOMAN DIED FROM HER INJURIES. AND 6 OTHERS INJURED - BUT ARE EXPECTED TO RECOVER.

WE'VE LEARNED AN ELDERLY DRIVER WAS BEHIND THE WHEL WHEN IT SLAMMED INTO THE BUILDING.

THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


CA SCHOOL BUS CRASH-TRX, VOTOPS


THIS MORNING WE'RE HEARING FROM A STUDENT WHO WAS IN A HORRIBLE SCHOOL BUS CRASH IN CALIFORNIA, INJURING SEVERAL STUDENTS.

THE BUS WENT OFF THE ROAD AND CRASHED INTO A TREE YESTERDAY, IN ANAHEIM. Return to index of stories...


CA SCHOOL BUS CRASH-SOTVO


"They were like laying, they're like 'how did we get up here' and stuff. And, I was like, 'we need to get out.'"

SIX PEOPLE WERE HURT.

TWO STUDENTS AND THE BUS DRIVER HAVE CRITICAL INJURIES.

AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING WHAT CAUSED THE CRASH.

WITNESSES SAY IT DIDN'T SEEM LIKE THE DRIVER HIT THE BRAKES BEFORE SLAMMING INTO THE TREE. Return to index of stories...


WYOMING LANDSLIDE-EANIBOX, FULL


NEW THIS MORNING.

OFFICIALS IN JACKSON WYOMING SAY RESIDENTS MIGHT SOON REGAIN USE OF THE ONLY ROAD TO THEIR HOMES NEAR A SLOW-MOVING LANDSLIDE.

TAKE A LOOK.

EARLIER THIS MONTH NEARLY 50 HOMES WERE EVACUATED DUE TO THIS LANDSLIDE.

IT SPLIT A HOME IN HALF AND CLOSED A WALGREENS.

CREWS HAVE PILED 400 TONS OF DIRT AND CONCRETE BLOCKS TO HALT THE LANDSLIDE.

JACKSON POLICE SAY TRAFFIC COULD BE ALLOWED AS SOON AS NEXT WEEK IF THE ROAD HOLDS. Return to index of stories...


BUNDY STANDS BY REMARKS-ONCAM, SOTVO


NEVADA RANCHER CLIVEN BUNDY ISN'T BACKING DOWN FROM HIS COMMENTS ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICANS.

BUNDY IS IN A HIGHLY PUBLICIZED DISPUTE WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR LETTING HIS COWS GRAZE ON FEDERAL LAND.

IN A CLIP THAT WENT VIRAL, HE TALKS ABOUT SOME AFRICAN AMERICANS HE SAW OUTSIDE A LAS VEGAS HOUSING PROJECT.

"They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I've often wondered. now are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy?"

THIS WEEK HE CLARIFIED HIS STATEMENTS. Return to index of stories...


BUNDY STANDS BY REMARKS-SOTVO


Are they better off? I'm a wondering. And that's the question I put before the world. Are they better, or were they better then? I'm not saying that I thought anyone should be slaves, or I'm not even saying they was better off. I was wondering if they were better off."

DURING A C-N-N INTERVIEW BUNDY SAID HE'S NOT RACIST, BUT SOME REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS ARE BACKING OFF THEIR PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR BUNDY. Return to index of stories...


CT SCHOOL STABBING-TRX, ONCAM, VO


THIS MORNING WE ARE DIGGING FOR THE LATEST INSIDE A CONNECTICUT SCHOOL STABBING THAT KILLED A TEENAGE GIRL.

POLICE HAVE CHARGED A 16-YEAR-OLD BOY WITH MURDER.

ON FRIDAY. THE TEEN ATTACKED 16 YEAR OLD MAREN SANCHEZ WITH A KNIFE.

SHE LATER DIED FROM HER INJURIES.

RIGHT NOW INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO WHETHER A REFUSAL TO PROM MAY HAVE PLAYED A ROLE IN THE ATTACK.

ON FRIDAY INSTEAD OF A NIGHT ON THE TOWN.

CLASSMATES HELD A VIGIL FOR ONE OF THEIr own.

ONNECTICUT SCHOOL STABBING

Prom-date rejection investigated in school killing

HARTFORD, Conn. - Police have charged a 16-year-old boy with murder in the fatal stabbing of a fellow student inside a Connecticut high school.

Milford police said the defendant was charged Friday as a juvenile offender. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in New Haven and could later be charged as an adult.

Police also executed a search warrant at the home of the suspect, whose name has not been released because of juvenile offender laws.

Sixteen-year-old Maren Sanchez died from injuries she suffered in the attack Friday morning in a hallway of Jonathan Law High School in Milford.

Authorities recovered a knife as evidence from the crime scene.

Investigators are looking into whether a refusal of a prom invitation played a role in the attack. Return to index of stories...


CT SCHOOL STABBING-SOTVO


"I have my corsage for my prom tonight, and we are giving ours to Maren, just to remember her."

"What was she like?"

"She was amazing. She did everything right, everybody loved her she was always smiling."

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PA SCHOOL STABBING-OTS


CHILLING NEW DETAILS EMERGE AS INVESTIGATORS UPGRADED CHARGES AGAINST THE TEEN ACCUSED IN A KNIFE ATTACK THAT INJURED 21 PEOPLE.

THIS MORNING WE'RE LEARNING A NOTE WAS FOUND IN THE TEEN'S LOCKER. STATING "HE COULDN'T WAIT TO SEE THE HELPLESS LOOKS ON STUDENTS FACES WHEN THEY REALIZE "THEIR PRECIOUS LIVES ARE GOING TO BE TAKEN."

POLICE SAY IT WAS DATED JUST THREE DAYS BEFORE THE ATTACK

JOE HOLDEN HAS DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


PA SCHOOL STABBING-PKG


NEW CHARGES TODAY -- AND A CHILLING ACCOUNT OF NOT ONLY WHAT POLICE SAY HAPPENED INSIDE FRANKLIN REGIONAL -- BUT HOW IT ENDED.

AFTER ALLEGEDLY ATTACKING AND STABBING 21 PEOPLE IN THE HALLS OF FRANKLIN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, -- POLICE SAY ALEX HRIBAL TOLD VICE PRINCIPAL SAM KING ABOUT THE TWO KNIVES IN HIS HANDS:

Hribal's words to school officials:

"No, I am not dropping them, my work is not done, I have more people to kill."

HRIBAL, POLICE SAY, HAD ALREADY STABBED SCHOOL SECURITY GUARD JOHN RESETAR IN THE STOMACH.

AS HRIBAL LOOKED AWAY, VICE PRINCIPAL KING wAS ABLE TO TAKE HIM TO THE FLOOR AND DISARM HIM, ACCORDING TO ARREST PAPERS.

MURRAYSVILLE POLICE CHIEF TOM SEEFELT TOLD CHANNEL 11 THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS PAINT A DISTURBING PORTRAIT OF A TROUBLED YOUNG MAN.

:44- 1:00

"That's correct, he made a statement like that when he was initially caught up with, that he wanted to do more than he did, but fortunately it came to an end when it did."

HRIBAL HAS REMAINED AT A JUVENILE FACILITY SINCE HIS ARREST ON APRIL 9TH.

HIS CHARGES ARE NOW UPGRADED TO 21 COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE.

THE FBI CONTINUES AN ANALYSIS OF COMPUTERS AND VIDEO GAMES SEIZED FROM THE HRIBAL HOME.

POLICE ARE WAITING TO SEE WHAT THAT MAY REVEAL.

1:17- 1:34

"Can we try and figure out that out? I don't know the mindset of this individual. We'll go through the process of investigation like we have, see if anything else develops, that maybe clears things up for us on everything in his thought process throughout this whole situation." Return to index of stories...


PA SCHOOL STABBING-TAG


JOE HOLDEN REPORTING.

WE DID SOME CHECKING.

AND FOUND THAT 2 OF THE 21 STABBED REMAIN HOSPITALIZED.

ONE STUDENT IS IN CRITICAL BUT STABLE CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER LAP DANCE-TRX, VOTOPS


A VERY BIZZARE STORY OUT OF TEXAS.

A HOUSTON AREA TEACHER IS ACCUSED OF GIVING ONE OF HER STUDENTS A BIRTHDAY LAP DANCE- *IN CLASS.

42-YEAR-OLD FELICIA SMITH IS BEING CHARGED WITH AN IMPROPER RELATIONSHIP WITH A STUDENT.

THE 15-YEAR-OLD BOY TOLD POLICE SHE GAVE HIM A FULL CONTACT LAP DANCE.

SHE WAS SUSPENDED PENDING THE OUTCOME OF THE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


FL TEACHER ARREST-ONCAM, VO


NEW DETAILS INTO A FORMER TEACHER IN CENTRAL FLORIDA ACCUSED OF HAVING SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH SEVERAL STUDENTS.

JENNIFER FICHTER IS NOW FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES IN CONNECTION WITH TWO STUDENTS.

THIS WEEK AUTHORITIES IDENTIFIED A THIRD STUDENT THEY BELIEVE SHE HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH.

SO FAR, NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED IN CONNECTION WITH THAT STUDENT.

ONE MOTHER SAYS SHE TRIED TO WARN AUTHORITIES ABOUT THE WOMAN 2 YEARS AGO WHEN SHE FOUND TEXTS FROM THE TEACHER ON THE PHONE OF HER 17-YEAR-OLD SON. Return to index of stories...


FL TEACHER ARREST-SOT VO


Why didn't somebody do something about this two years ago when I did bring it to their attention? It's almost like it's a little too late."

INVESTIGATORS SAY THERE WAS NO INDICATION OF MISCONDUCT AT THAT TIME.

THE POLK COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD FIRED FICHTER TUESDAY. Return to index of stories...


VATICAN CANONIZATION-ONCAM,V O


PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD HAVE FLOCKED TO ROME TO WITNESS A HISTORIC DOUBLE CANONIZATION.

FORMER POPES JOHN THE 23RD AND JOHN PAUL THE SECOND WILL BE DECLARED SAINTS DURING A CEREMONY AT THE VATICAN TOMORROW.

MORE THAN A MILLION PILGRIMS ARE EXPECTED TO DESCEND UPON THE ITALIAN CAPITA.

FOR ONE NIGERIAN PRIEST THE EXCITEMENT IS ALMOST TOO MUCH TO BEAR.. Return to index of stories...


VATICAN CANONIZATION-SOTVO


S/ Emmanuel Emeka/ Nigerian Priest :34

We learnt from his humility, and also his perseverance even in the midst of difficulties. I think both of them have a lot to teach us."

MEANWHILE, LAST MINUTE PREPARATIONS WERE STILL UNDERWAY AT THE VATICAN.

SCAFFOLDING AROUND SAINT PETER'S SQUARE GREW HIGHER TO PROVIDE SPACE FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIA. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON LIVE-LIVE


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TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


AN OFFICER IN COLLIER COUNTY IS ACCUSED OF GOING TOO FAR.

COMING UP-

WHY HE'S APPOLOGIZING TO A DISABLED MAN.WHO WAS WAVING A SIGN ON PUBLIC PROPERTY.

PLUS THERE'S MORE CONTROVERSEY SPILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY-

THIS IS CONCERNING OIL DRILLING.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING TO KEEP BIG BUSINESS OUT. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 NAPLES SIGN WAIVER-VO WIPE


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TZ4 COLLIER OIL DRILLING-VOTOPS


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FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


FORECAST OPEN Return to index of stories...


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.

We're in store for ample sunshine over the weekend, and with all the sun comes increasing heat and humidity for Southwest Florida.

After starting off our Saturday morning in the mid to upper 60s, our temperatures will rise rapidly through the morning under wall-to-wall sunshine.

By midday, most of the area will be in the mid 80s, which will set up a fairly hot afternoon with daytime highs topping out in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Closer to the coast, temperatures should peak in the middle 80s thanks to the sea breeze, but as you go deeper inland, that's where we'll likely have some 90 degree readings.

Winds will stay fairly light today with the breeze coming in from the northwest at 5-10 mph.

Our sky will stay mainly sunny through the course of the day with only a few clouds developing.

The atmosphere as a whole is still fairly dry and stable, which will keep rain out of the forecast through the afternoon and evening.

Sunday will turn out to be another hot and mostly sunny day, but increasing moisture will lead to an uptick in humidity along with a slight chance for a few inland showers during the afternoon.

Sunday may even end up being our first 90 degree day of the year along the urban corridor of Southwest Florida.

As we head into next week, the heat and humidity continue, and we'll even add in some higher rain chances toward the end of the week. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES SIGN WAVER HARASSED-TC MON


JASON, THANK YOU. IT'S 9:16, AND WE HEAD TO COLLIER COUNTY THIS MORNING, WHERE A CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IS APOLOGIZING AFTER GOING TOO FAR.

IT'S A STORY YOU'LL ONLY SEE ON NBC-2.

A BUSINESS OWNER SAYS HER EMPLOYEE - WHO'S DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED - WAS HARRASSED FOR WAVING A SIGN ON A PUBLIC SIDEWALK.

NBC2'S LAURA ROBERTS FOLLOWED UP WITH COUNTY OFFICIALS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES SIGN WAVER HARASSED-PKG


The Davis Boulevard business is pretty hard to spot -

but when Frank Renkel is working, people know it's there.

Frank Renkel

Naples

52:04 52:07

Two to three hours, trying to get business, attract people

The developmentally disabled man has been waving this sign for A

Dog's Dream Daycare for two months.

Jill Schaus

Owner

45:44 45:77

Lots of people have been coming in because they've seen him

But this morning a code enforcement officer saw him -

Frank Renkel

52:37 52:40

I was over here he said I can't do the sign no more

the county recently started enforcing an ordinance that says

there can be no advertising on a public right of way.

Frank Renkel

53:59 54:01

He could have come over here in a nice way

But employees say he wasn't nice at all.

The code enforcement officer is accused of being rude, aggressive

and bordering on harrassment.

Frank Renkel

52:54 52:56

I was a little scared you know

The daycare's owner contacted county officials -

and this afternoon the director of code enforcement visited in

person to apologize.

Jill Schaus

47:01 47:08

To make him so upset that he was frazzled for you know a good hour I

just think is horrendous

In a statement to NBC2 - Code Enforcement Director Jeff Wright said quote -

We have begun an internal review of the matter.Once the

internal review is complete, additional measures may be taken, if and

as

appropriate.

The daycare plans to keep using their sign and employing Frank -

but from now on he'll stay on their property.

In Collier County, Laura Roberts, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO INCORPORATION-TRX, OTS


A BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW ESTERO TO BECOME A CITY, PASSED THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

ONLY 3 PEOPLE VOTED AGAINST IT. THE PROPOSAL NOW HEADS TO THE STATE SENATE, WHERE IT IS ALSO EXPECTED TO PASS.

WE DID SOME DIGGING TO FIND OUT HOW ARE LOCAL LAWMAKERS STAND ON THE ISSUE, AND WE FOUND SENATORS GARRETT RICHTER AND LIZBETH BENEQUISTO SUPPORT IT. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GAMING-OTS, VO


THIS MORNING NBC2 IS LEARNING GOVERNOR SCOTT IS CLOSE TO REACHING A NEW GAMBLING DEAL WITH THE SEMINOLE TRIBE.

REPORTEDLY REACHING OUT TO LAWMAKERS TO TALK ABOUT A SPECIAL SESSION TO CONSIDER IT.

NO DETAILS YET - AND RIGHT NOW - THE SEMINOLE TRIBE REFUSES TO COMMENT.

THE SEMINOLES AND FLORIDA REACHED A DEAL IN 2010 TO GIVE THE TRIBE EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO BLACKJACK AND OTHER TABLE GAMES AT 3 BROWARD CASINOS AND OTHERS IN IMMOKALEE AND TAMPA.

PART OF THAT DEAL EXPIRES NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


FL ABORTION BILL-WIPE, VOTOPS


WE'VE LEARNED FLORIDA IS A STEP AWAY FROM PASSING NEW RESTRICTIONS ON ABORTIONS.

ON FRIDAY, THE STATE SENATE PASSED A HOUSE BILL THAT PREVENTS MOST ABORTIONS AFTER THE FETUS REACHES VIABILITY - AROUND THE 20TH WEEK.

THE VOTE IN THE SENATE WAS ALMOST STRAIGHT ALONG PARTY LINES.

IT NOW GOES TO THE GOVERNOR FOR HIS APPROVAL. Return to index of stories...


LAWMAKERS AND RESIDENCY-ONCAM


THE SENATE PASSED A BILL THAT SEEKS TO ENSURE LAWMAKERS ACTUALLY LIVE IN THE DISTRICTS THEY REPRESENT.

THE BILL PASSED UNANIMOUSLY FRIDAY SPECIFICALLY SPELLS OUT THE DEFINITION OF A PRIMARY HOME TO MAKE SURE LAWMAKERS DON'T LIST AN ADDRESS IN THEIR DISTRICT AS BEING THEIR HOME WHEN THEY ACTUALLY LIVE SOMEWHERE ELSE.

STATE LAW ALREADY REQUIRES LAWMAKERS LIVE IN THEIR DISTRICT.

BUT QUESTIONS WERE RAISED LAST YEAR ABOUT WHETHER ABOUT A HALF-DOZEN LAWMAKERS WERE FLOUTING THE LAW. Return to index of stories...


FL MOST EXPENSIVE STATE-ONCAM, VO


IT IS COSTING YOU MORE MONEY TO LIVE IN FLORIDA. AND WITH MORE PEOPLE FLOCKING TO THE SUNSHINE STATE, THE COST WILL LIKELY KEEP CLIMBING.

A NEW REPORT IS OUT, BY THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND IT RANKS FLORIDA AS THE 16th MOST EXPENSIVE STATE.

WASHINGTON, D.C. WAS NUMBER ONE.

THE CHEAPEST IS MISSISSIPPI.

THE STUDY BROKE DOWN COST FOR GROCERIES, ENERGY, AND HOUSING. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER OIL DRILLING-OTS


AT 9:20, WE HAVE NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONTROVERSIAL OIL DRILLING PROPOSAL IN COLLIER COUNTY --

PROTESTORS ARE DEMANDING THAT STATE INVESTIGATORS LOOK INTO WRONGDOING BY THE COMPANY THAT WANTS TO DRILL FOR OIL IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

NBC 2'S BRYAN ANDERSON SHOWS US WHERE THE CASE GOES FROM HERE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER OIL DRILLING-PKG


TRT-1:30

Joe Mule', Preserve our Paradise-:45

Karen Dwyer, Stone Crab Alliance-:57

GOING IN BLIND.IN MORE THAN ONE SENSE.

***sot full***

Jennifer Hecker, Conservancy of SWFL

17:40:09-:12

To our knowledge this hasn't been done before. We've never participated in a call like this so we don't know what to expect.

FOR THE FIRST TIME.TODAY ENVIRONMENTALISTS HAD TO PLEAD THEIR CASE OVER A CONFERENCE CALL.

THIS IS THE LATEST MEETING IN A SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING.

PROTESTORS WANT TO BLOCK THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY FROM SEARCHING FOR OIL NEAR GOLDEN GATE ESTATES HOMES.

JENNIFER

17:42:10

Today is an important step.

THEY PUSHED THE JUDGE TO CONSIDER WHAT THE D-E-P SAYS HAPPENED HERE

THE STATE TELLS NBC2 IT CAUGHT THE DAN A HUGHES DOING WHAT MANY ACTIVISTS CONSIDER HYDRAULIC FRACKING.

MATTHEW SCHWARTZ

06:56-:59

tHIS CONSENT ORDER HOWEVER DOES RELATE TO THE COMPANY SO IT'S RELEVANT

BUTT TO

07:06-:10

The company's behavior at any well site is relevant to a permit.

Joe Mule', Preserve our Paradise

17:46:47-:52

That was clearly hidden from us. That was never given to us during discovery. They never provided that information.

IN DAN A HUGHES' RESPONSE, THE COMPANY DISAGREED, CALLING THE CONSENT ORDER IRRELEVANT.

AND IT DENUIED ANY HYRDAULIC FRACTURING.

THE JUDGE RULED IN HUGHES' FAVOR.

Karen Dwyer, Stone Crab Alliance

17:33:50-:56

Any sort of violation like that would be catastrophic right near their shallow wells.

THIS AFTERNOON THE JUDGE DID ACCEPT THE BIG CYPRESS SWAMP ADVISORY COMMITTEE'S RECOMMEDATION.

THAT GROUP RECOMMENDED THE JUDGE SHOULD DENY THE HUGHES' PERMIT.

THE PROJECT REMAINS ON HOLD.

BUT THIS VIDEO SHOWS THE SITE NEAR THOSE HOMES HAS BEEN CLEARED.

Karen Dwyer, Stone Crab Alliance

17:38:34

They've already got in their mind that they're going to drill.

THIS JUDGE'S RULING IS ALSO ONLY A RECOMMENDATION.

AND THE DEP ALREADY CAME OUT AGAINST THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE'S VOTE.

Jennifer Hecker, Conservancy of SWFL

17:42:40-:44

We are very troubled with the way the agency has handled this all the way up to this point.

PRESERVE OUR PARADISE SAYS ITS ALREADY PLANNING FOR THIS DRAWN-OUT DEBATE TO DRAG ON.

Joe Mule', Preserve our Paradise

17:49:23-:25

We will continue to fight. The end is not near.

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


CLERK OF COURT OPEN TODAY-ONCAM, CG


THE LEE COUNTY CLERK OF COURT IS OPEN RIGHT NOW.

THE OFFICE IS OPEN TODAY TO HELP PEOPLE WHO HAVE TROUBLE GETTING THERE DURING THE WEEK BECAUSE OF WORK AND SCHOOL.

YOU CAN GET A MARRIAGE LICENSE AND A PASSPORT.

THEY ARE ALSO PERFORMING WEDDING CEREMONIES TODAY IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET HITCHED.

THEY WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 3 THIS AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


RX TAKEBACK TODAY-SSTOPS


ALSO HAPPENING TODAY, FORT MYERS POLICE WILL JOIN A NATIONAL DRUG TAKE-BACK PROGRAM.

IT'S FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO GET RID OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

COLLECTION BOXES WILL BE AT THE POLICE HEADQUARTERS ON WIDMAN WAY FROM 10 UNTIL 2 O'CLOCK. Return to index of stories...


LAW AT THE MALL-CGTOPS


IF YOU NEED LEGAL ADVICE, THE EDISON MALL IS THE PLACE TO GET IT FOR FREE.

TODAY LOCAL ATTORNEYS WILL BE AVAILABLE NEAR DILLARS FROM 10-2.

THE WILL OFFER LEGAL DIRECTION ON DIVORCE, PROBATE, CRIMINAL LAW, BANKRUPTCY, REAL ESTATE AND FORECLOSURE. Return to index of stories...


JUICY COUTURE LAST WEEKEND-OTS


THIS IS YOUR LAST WEEKEND TO SHOP AT ONE JUICY CONTURE STORE HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

THE STORE AT WATERSIDE SHOPPES IN NAPLES WILL CLOSE ITS DOORS ON SUNDAY.

AND THE MIROMAR OUTLETS LOCATION WILL CLOSE ON MAY 4TH.

THE LINE WAS SOLD BY PARENT COMPANY, FIFTH AND PACIFIC TO A LICENSING GROUP LAST YEAR.

BUT YOU'LL STILL BE ABLE TO GET YOUR TERRY CLOTH AND VALOUR FAVES IN THE FUTURE--

THE CLOTHING LINE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT KOHL'S THIS COMING FALL. Return to index of stories...


COMCAST CARES-ONCAM, CG


TODAY THE BONITA SPRINGS YMCA WILL GET SOME SPRUCING UP THANKS TO THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEERS.

COMCAST EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMLIES ARE PAINTING THE GYM, THE PLAYGROUND, THE BASKETBALL COURT, AND RENOVATING THE MULTI PURPOSE ROOM.

IT'S CALLED COMCAST CARES, AND 80-THOUSAND VOLUNTEERS ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN SIMILAR PROJECTS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP, THEY WILL BE WORKING FROM 8-4 TODAY AT THE BONITA SPRING YMCA. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY WORLD FAST PASS-VOTOPS


IF YOU ARE HEADED TO DISNEY WORLD THIS SUMMER, A NEW FEATURE COULD MEAN LESS WAITING AND MORE RIDING!

STARTING MONDAY, THERE WILL BE NO MORE LIMITS ON FAST PASS PLUS.

IF YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR, THAT PASS LET'S YOU RESERVE RIDE TIMES, SHOWS AND CHARACTER MEETINGS UP TO 30-DAYS BEFORE YOUR VACATION.

VISITORS CAN ALSO USE THE PERK IN MORE THAN ONE PARK IF THEY HAVE "PARK HOPPER" TICKETS. Return to index of stories...


NETFLIX CABLE DEAL-ONCAM, VO


FOR THE FIRST TIME, WATCHING NETFLIX FOR SOME CABLE CUSTOMERS WILL SOON BE AS EASY AS CHANGING THE CHANNEL.

NETFLIX WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE FOR SOME CABLE CUSTOMERS ON THEIR SET-TOP BOXES.

THE STREAMING-VIDEO COMPANY REACHED A DEAL WITH R-C-N, GRANDE COMMUNICATIONS AND ATLANTIC BROADBAND.

STARTING MONDAY, CUSTOMERS OF THOSE CABLE COMPANIES WHO HAVE A CABLE-PROVIDED TI-VO BOX AND A NETFLIX SUBSCRIPTION WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH NETFLIX AS IF IT WERE ANY OTHER CHANNEL. Return to index of stories...


RONALD MCDONALDS NEW LOOK-VOTOPS


ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS CLOWNS IS SPORTING A NEW LOOK THIS MORNING.

RONALD MCDONALD IS STILL DECKED OUT IN HIS TRADITIONAL BRIGHT RED, WHITE AND YELLOW.

BUT HE'S LOOKING A BIT MORE MODERN, AFTER GETTING A BIT OF A MAKEOVER.

MCDONALD'S UNVEILED RONALD'S NEW LOOK THIS WEEK.

HIS REVAMPED WARDROBE INCLUDES CARGO PANTS, A VEST AND A RED AND WHITE STRIPPED RUGBY SHIRT. Return to index of stories...


SHARK CAUGHT-EANIBOX, FULL


A FATHER-SON FISHING IN SARASOTA MANAGES TO CATCH A NEARLY 700-POUND MAKO SHARK.

TAKE A LOOK THEY WERE FISHING THIS WEEK OFF OF LONGBOAT PASS ON A CHARTER BOAT.

ABOUT 20 MILES OUT SOMETHING BITES THEIR 15-POUND AMBERJACK BAIT.

AND WITHIN 20 MINUTES THE BOYS REELED IN THE BIG BEAST. Return to index of stories...


SHARK CAUGHT-SOT VO


Everyone started screaming and yelling, 'Yay! We got a shark!'"

THE 692-POUND MAKO SHARK IS A BIG CATCH FOR MOTE MARINE RESEARCHERS TOO.

THEY WILL STUDY THE SKIN AND FIN SAMPLES TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT MAKES THE MAKO THE FASTEST SWIMMING SHARK. Return to index of stories...


SELF CLEANING PAINT-ONCAM, VO


A JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA COMPANY IS ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF PAINT TECHNOLOGY - AND GET THIS - IT MAY MEAN YOU NEVER HAVE TO WASH YOUR CAR AGAIN.

CHECK OUT THIS PROMOTIONAL VIDEO FROM NISSAN.

YOU CAN SEE THIS COATING MADE BY ULTRATECH INTERNATIONAL REPELS ALL WATER, MUD AND OIL - KEEPING THE CAR CLEAN.

NISSAN SAYS THIS COATING WOULD LIKELY BE SOLD AS AN ADDED FEATURE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-ONCAM


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SR 82 ROAD CLOSURE TEASE-trxLIVE LOOK


WE'RE TRACKING BREAKING NEWS OUT OF LEE COUNTY --

A LIVE LOOK RIGHT NOW -- THIS IS STATE ROAD 82 --

RIGHT NOW SUNSHINE BOULEVARD TO ALAMBAMA ARE ______.

THERE WAS A HEAD ON COLLISION -- FOUR PEOPLE WERE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL -- THREE TRAUMA ALERTED --

COUNT ON NBC2 TO KEEP YOU UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE MORNING. Return to index of stories...


MAIN OPEN-CLIP


SHOW OPEN Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING 3-1 SHOT


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME BACK TO THE FINAL HALF HOUR OF NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

WE'LL HAVE YOUR TOP STORIES OF THE DAY IN JUST ONE MINUTE.

BUT FIRST YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST WITH METEOROLOGIST, JASON DUNNING. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER


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.We're in store for ample sunshine over the weekend, and with all the sun comes increasing heat and humidity for Southwest Florida.

After starting off our Saturday morning in the mid to upper 60s, our temperatures will rise rapidly through the morning under wall-to-wall sunshine.

By midday, most of the area will be in the mid 80s, which will set up a fairly hot afternoon with daytime highs topping out in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Closer to the coast, temperatures should peak in the middle 80s thanks to the sea breeze, but as you go deeper inland, that's where we'll likely have some 90 degree readings.

Winds will stay fairly light today with the breeze coming in from the northwest at 5-10 mph.

Our sky will stay mainly sunny through the course of the day with only a few clouds developing.

The atmosphere as a whole is still fairly dry and stable, which will keep rain out of the forecast through the afternoon and evening.

Sunday will turn out to be another hot and mostly sunny day, but increasing moisture will lead to an uptick in humidity along with a slight chance for a few inland showers during the afternoon.

Sunday may even end up being our first 90 degree day of the year along the urban corridor of Southwest Florida.

As we head into next week, the heat and humidity continue, and we'll even add in some higher rain chances toward the end of the week. Return to index of stories...


STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-TRX, DIS IN PLASMA


NBC-2 IS TRACKING BREAKING NEWS IN LEHIGH ACRES.

A MAJOR VEHICLE CRASH HAS SHUT DOWN STATE ROAD 82.

SENDING A FOUR PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

ONE OF THEM A ONE YEAR OLD GIRL.

NBC-2'S CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE ON SCENE UNCOVERING THE LATEST.

STATE ROAD 82 IS CLOSED BECAUSE OF A CRASH.

IT HAPPENED HEAR SUNSHINE BLVD IN LEHIGH ACRES.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL TELLS US THERE ARE INJURIES.

RIGHT NOW WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT THE EXTENT OF THOSE INJURIES AND HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE INVOLVE Return to index of stories...


STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-LIVE


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STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-VO, SS


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STATE ROAD 82 CLOSED-LIVE


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LEHIGH HOME INVASION UPDATE-TRX, ONCAM, SS, VO


THIS MORNING WE ARE UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A VILOENT HOME INVASION IN LEHIGH ACRES.

RIGHT NOW, 2 MEN ACCUSED IN THE CRIME ARE SET TO STEP BEFORE A JUDGE.

WE HAVE A CREW IN THE COURTROOM, AND WILL UPDATE YOU WHEN THE JUDGE TAKES THE BENCH.

SHAWNDELL McCANN JOSEPH, AND EBRON TAYLOR WILL BOTH MAKE THEIR 1ST COURT APPEARANCES, ON SEVERAL CRIMINAL CHARGES INCLUDING ROBBERY, HOME INVASION, AND IMPERSONATING AN OFFICER.

THIS MORNING, THE CRIME SCENE TAPE IS DOWN, AND ONE SUSPECT IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL RECOVERING FROM A K-9 BITE.

DEPUTIES SAY THE FOUR MEN HELD A WOMAN AT GUNPOINT INSIDE HER HOME.

THEY WERE ARMED WITH GUNS AND BULLET PROOF VESTS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOME INVASIONS-OTS, VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING

A REWARD CONTINUES TO GROW. IT'S BEEN SET UP TO HELP TO TRACK DOWN HOME INVASION SUSPECTS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THIS IS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF ONE OF THE INVASIONS.

SOMEONE COULD RECEIVE 12-THOUSAND 5-HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR THEIR ARRESTS.

JUST THURSDAY IT WAS 75-HUNDRED DOLLARS

ANONYMOUS DONORS BUMPED UP THE REWARD.

SINCE MID-FEBRUARY 5 COLLIER COUNTY FAMILIES HAVE BEEN BOUND AND HELD AT GUNPOINT WHILE THEY WERE ROBBED. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BUSINESS BURGLARY-SSTOPS, VO


A NEW PICTURE THIS MORNING, OF SOMEONE BREAKING INTO A LEHIGH ACRES HOME.

IT'S A LITTLE HARD TO SEE, BUT DEPUTIES NEED YOUR HELP IDENTIFYING WHOEVER THIS IS.

HE'S ACCUSED OF BREAKING INTO LEHIGH AUTO AT IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS, MONDAY.

YOU CAN SEE HIM PRYING OFF THE FRONT WINDOW TO THE BUSINESS, AND REMOVING A 52 INCH T-V.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL OR TEXT CRIMESTOPPERS.

YOU CAN FIND THAT INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE AT N-B-C- DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


FM BUS STOP LIGHTER FIGHT-ONCAM, VO


RIGHT NOW, NBC-2 IS WORKING TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF A CASE INVOLVING A FORT MYERS BOY, BURNED BY A LIGHTER ON HIS WAY TO SCHOOL.

JESSICA THOMAS TELLS US, 12-YEAR-OLD DOUGLAS ATKINS, LIT HER SON'S SHIRT ON FIRE WITH A LIGHTER.

YOU CAN SEE THE SHIRT IS BADLY BURNED.

THOMAS SAYS HER SON HAS THIRD DEGREE BURNS ON HIS ARM AND CHEST.

WE TALKED WITH BOTH MOMS WHO GAVE US CONFLICTING REPORTS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


FM BUS STOP LIGHTER FIGHT-SOTVO, SS


23:16:32 So my 12-year old stepped in protected his brother and ended up the one getting third degree burns. 23:16:3923:38:15 the kids was at the bus stop playing and they both had lighters and they were striking each other and his shirt caught on fire. 23:38:23

THAT SECOND WOMAN YOU HEARD FROM - HER SON WAS THE ONE ARRESTED.

THE BOY IS CHARGED WITH FELONY AGGRAVATED BATTERY.

HIS MOTHER TELLS US HE'LL BE IN JUVENILE DETENTION FOR THREE WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


PUPPY MILL IN DESOTO-TRX, ONCAM, EANIBOX


NOW TO AN NBC-2 EXCLUSIVE!

INVESTIGATORS CALL IT THE BIGGEST PUPPY MILL BUST IN DESOTO COUNTY HISTORY.

DOZENS OF PUREBRED DOGS AND PUPPIES WERE KEPT IN FILTHY CONDITIONS, THEN SOLD USING FAKE HEALTH PAPERS.

NBC-2 WENT SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS, MATT WRIGHT FILED THIS REPORT. Return to index of stories...


PUPPY MILL IN DESOTO-PKG


Jorge Hernandez

DeSoto County Animal Control

17-23

Alejandro Gio

Neighbor

52-57

NAT POP DOG BARK

THESE CUTE FACES ARE THE VICTIMS OF DESOTO COUNTY'S LARGEST PUPPY MILL OPERATION **EVER.

SOT

5:35 it's very unusual we haven't had a case this large in quite some time 38

SOME HAVE FLEAS -- EYE PROBLEMS -- AND RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS.

THE SICKNESSES -- AUTHORITIES SAY ALL SIGNS OF A PUPPY MILL.

*8:47 there's no oversight, there's no one coming in checking on the quality of the care of the animal most importantly the safety of the animal 53

CUSTOMERS TIPPED OFF INVESTIGATORS AFTER THEIR NEWLY PURCHASED PETS FELL ILL.

NAT POP?

ACCORDING TO AN ARREST AFFIDAVIT ONE PERSON'S "puppy would have seizures and scream out in pain."

7:02 usually the emphasis is on high producitivity,not hte care or conditions of the anuimals 08

DEPUTIES SAY THE MILL OPERATED OUT OF THIS ARCADIA MOBILE HOME.

OFFICIALS RAIDED IT THURSDAY -- REMOVING 56 DOGS FROM CRAMPED AND FILTHY CONDITIONS.

THEY TOOK THESE PICTURES SHOWING FECES LINING THE BOTTOMS OF CAGES.

18:21 having a lot of dogs, especially having them caged up, that's pretty sick 27

DEPUTIES ARRESTED ANDREW MACAULEY AND CHELCE DOWER --

WHO THEY SAY FORGED VETERINARY HEALTH CERTIFICATES -- AND WERE NOT LICENSED TO BREED.

18:52 can you believe this was happening right down the road? no i never thought about that especially in this neighborhood 57

AUTHORITIES SAY THE COUPLE SOLD DOGS FOR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON THE WEB SITE LITTLE ARCTIC ANGELS DOT COM.

THE SITE EVEN HAS A SECTION ON AVOIDING SCAMS.

NAT POP DOG BARK

AUTHORITIES SAY * THEY WERE THE TRUE SCAMMERS --

AND THESE DOGS PAID THE PRICE.

JORGE

7:56 the best thing is if you can go to the facility and see the animal then you're assured of how the animal is being taken care of Return to index of stories...


PUPPY MILL IN DESOTO-TAG


MATT WRIGHT REPORTING.

THESE DOGS WILL NOT GO UP FOR ADOPTION UNTIL THE LEGAL PROCESS PLAYS OUT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE METH BUST-ONCAM, VO


CAPE CORAL POLICE DIDN'T GET THE BUST THEY WERE HOPING FOR, BUT THEY SAY IT WAS STILL A SUCCESS.

THIS IS VIDEO YOU'LL ONLY SEE ON NBC 2.

SWAT TEAM SERVED A WARRANT AT THIS NORTH CAPE HOME ON THURSDAY.

THEY GOT A TIP OF A POSSIBLE METH HOUSE.

THE NARCOTIC UNIT INVESTIGATED-- THEY FOUND SOME MATERIALS USED TO COOK METH-- BUT NOT ENOUGH TO OPEN A CASE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE METH BUST-SOT-SS(4)


1:44:45 we are startign to see a slight increase in the ammount y of meth labes here in cape coral rior to 2013 we had zero. The raw number is low but the percentage Is high1:45:00

SIX PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED.

TWO FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

TWO FOR POSSESSION OF HEROIN

ONE FOR HAVING DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

AND ANOTHER HAD A WARRANT FOR HIS ARREST. Return to index of stories...


PG METH LAB-ONCAM, VO


WE ARE DIGGING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT A METH LAB IN PUNTA GORDA.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY A SMALL OPERATION WAS HAPPENING IN THIS BUILDING.

IT'S ALONG TAYLOR ROAD IN A WOODED AREA NEAR AIRPORT ROAD.

DEPUTIES SAY NO ONE WAS INSIDE WHEN THEY ARRIVED.

THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN ON THE MARKET FOR YEARS.

NEIGHBORS ARE RELIEVED THAT WHATEVER WAS IN THERE IS NOW GONE. Return to index of stories...


PG METH LAB-SOTVO


Sharelon Nichols/neighbor

11:46:14-11:46:21

"Yeah it's bad. I tell you, I dot know why people do what they do. It

just fries your brain with that stuff."

AN ANONYMOUS TIP TOOK DEPUTIES TO THIS BUILDING.

NEIGHBORS BELIEVE HOMELESS PEOPLE ARE USING THE BUILDING FOR SHELTER. Return to index of stories...


POT BUST IN LEHIGH ACRES-SSTOPS, VO, TAG


ONLY NBC2 WAS THERE AS MORE THAN 100 POUNDS OF POT WERE RECOVERED FROM

A SUSPECTED GROW HOUSE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

SO FAR LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES HAVE MADE ONE ARREST IN CONNECTION WITH THE BUST.

DEPUTIES SAY IT STARTED WITH A BURGLARY OFF CHEZY STREET.

IN THEIR SEARCH FOR THAT CULPRIT THEY FOUND RAUL VITA.

ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES HE SMELLED LIKE POT.

THEIR QUESTIONING - OF VITA LED THEM TO THE HOME.

ONCE INSIDE DEPUTIES FOUND MORE THAN 70 POT PLANTS AND MATERIALS USED

FOR GROWING. Return to index of stories...


BOAT CRASH FOLLOW-ONCAM, SS, VO


NBC-2 IS FINDING NEW DETAILS IN A BOAT CRASH OFF BOOKELIA THURSDAY.

WE NOW KNOW THE NAMES OF THOSE INJURED.

DONNIE CRAINE--THE DIVING COACH FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA DIED AFTER THE COLLISION.

THIS MORNING WE KNOW CRAINE AND HIS FRIEND DAVID WEST WERE ON BOARD THIS BOAT.

F-W-C OFFICIALS SAY CRAINE WAS DRIVING-

WHEN THE OTHER BOAT CRASHED INTO THE SIDE OF HIS BOAT.

ON BOARD THE OTHER BOAT-

TWO COUPLES-- KENNETH AND CONSTANCE KRUGS OF FORT MYERS AND BOB AND STEPHANIE COLBERT. Return to index of stories...


BOAT CRASH FOLLOW-SOTVO


teve Laughlin

Helped Victims

26:45 people we were talking to were in shock at that point they seemed to be okay 26:51

-we offered asst but boat was okay so they followed them in to the marina

THE F-W-C IS STILL INVESTIGATING THE CRASH AND HOW CRAINE DIED.

BOTH BOATS WERE ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE WATER--

SOME CHARGES COULD COME IN THE FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND IN CAPE CANAL-TRX, VOTOPS, SS


N-B-C-2 IS ALSO WORKING TO CONFIRM THE IDENTITY OF A BODY FOUND FRIDAY IN A CAPE CORAL CANAL.

IN THE WATER NEAR SKYLINE BOULEVARD AND SW 40th TERRACE.

THIS IS IN THE SAME AREA WHERE POLICE WERE LOOKING 19 YEAR OLD ERIK SANCHEZ ON WEDNESDAY.

POLICE SAY HE'S THE TEEN WHO THREATENED TO HURT HIMSELF AND THEN JUMPED INTO THE CANAL. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-ONCAM


TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

YOU ARE WATCHING NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

UP NEXT AN UPDATED LOOK AT YOUR FORECAST WITH METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING. Return to index of stories...


TRASH OR TREASURE-SOTTOPS


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TRASH OR TREASURE-PKG


This week.

"Small Expensive Chinese Silver Items"

TRT: 3:14:00

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CLIFTON LIVE-PLASMA


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CLIFTON LIVE-LIVE


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CLIFTON LIVE-VO


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TEASE-TOPS


TEASE: A PRIMER FOR PARENTS OF SLEEP WALKERS- WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR IN OUR HEALTH MATTERS REPORT. Return to index of stories...


TZ HEALTH MATTERS-VOTOPS


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TZ BEEZIN-VOTOPS


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FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-WX WALL


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.We're in store for ample sunshine over the weekend, and with all the sun comes increasing heat and humidity for Southwest Florida.

After starting off our Saturday morning in the mid to upper 60s, our temperatures will rise rapidly through the morning under wall-to-wall sunshine.

By midday, most of the area will be in the mid 80s, which will set up a fairly hot afternoon with daytime highs topping out in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Closer to the coast, temperatures should peak in the middle 80s thanks to the sea breeze, but as you go deeper inland, that's where we'll likely have some 90 degree readings.

Winds will stay fairly light today with the breeze coming in from the northwest at 5-10 mph.

Our sky will stay mainly sunny through the course of the day with only a few clouds developing.

The atmosphere as a whole is still fairly dry and stable, which will keep rain out of the forecast through the afternoon and evening.

Sunday will turn out to be another hot and mostly sunny day, but increasing moisture will lead to an uptick in humidity along with a slight chance for a few inland showers during the afternoon.

Sunday may even end up being our first 90 degree day of the year along the urban corridor of Southwest Florida.

As we head into next week, the heat and humidity continue, and we'll even add in some higher rain chances toward the end of the week. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS: SLEEP WALKING-TRX VO IN PLASMA


IT'S BEEN CHRONICLED SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME- SLEEP WALKING.

DOCTORS FIND THAT IT'S MOST COMMON IN KIDS.

APPROXIMATELY 15% OF CHILDREN BETWEEN 4-12 YEARS OF AGE WILL EXPERIENCE SLEEP WALKING, AND IT CAN BE VERY SCARY FOR PARENTS.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER TAKES A CLOSER LOOK. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS: SLEEP WALKING-PKG


PKG:

IT MAY BE A TERRIFYING TIME FOR PARENTS, WHEN THEY FIRST LEARN THEIR CHILD IS A SLEEP WALKER.

DR. JOSE COLON/SLEEP SPECIALIST

RUNS:

4:40 One of the common things parents will tell me, what happens is, that won't hear something but they'll get a feeling that someone's watching them or something. And they look up and their kid's looking at them.

MOST SLEEP WALKING OCCURS DURING NON-REM SLEEP STAGES WHEN THE BRAINS SLOWS DOWN. DR. JOSE COLON IS A SLEEP SPECIALIST WITH LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM. HE FINDS SLEEP WALKING TENDS TO RUN IN FAMILIES. AND IS NOT A LIFE-LONG CONDITION.

DR. JOSE COLON/SLEEP SPECIALIST

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4:40 You have a tendency to see it more in the pediatric range because they are able to get in a deep sleep. As time goes by we lose that ability to get into that deep of a sleep so that's one of the reasons we out grow it.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

It's understandable that parents might be afraid of things that go bump in the night. Sleep walking itself isn't harmful- but safety is a concern. While you don't want to startle or scare the child by waking them up- it's important to clear the clutter and limit your child's range.

DR. JOSE COLON/SLEEP SPECIALIST

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5:42 Put locks on the door, put away glass, make an environment where they can't hurt themselves and they will remain asleep.

EXPERTS SUGGEST EXHAUSTING OTHER OPTIONS BEFORE GOING TO MEDICATIONS WHICH LIMIT DEEP SLEEP.

DR. JOSE COLON/SLEEP SPECIALIST

RUNS:

5:42 That deep sleep is where a kid secretes growth hormones, secretes gastric acid for digestion. So first line treatment is actually environmental measures.

MAKING SURE YOUR CHILD HAS AN EMPTY BLADDER AT BEDTIME CAN REDUCE FREQUENCY- IT ALSO HELPS TO ADDRESS OTHER CONDITIONS LIKE APNEA OR RESTLESS LEG WHICH MAY TRIGGER ACTIVITY. DOING THESE THINGS MAY HELP EVERYONE REST A LITTLE EASIER. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


BEEZIN TREND-ONCAM, VO


ANOTHER DANGEROUS STUNT IS GAINING POPULARITY AMONG TEENS, AND IT INVOLVES LIP BALM.

ITS CALLED BEEZ-IN.

IT INVOLVES PUTTING A POPULAR LIP BALM ON YOUR EYELIDS!

THOSE WHO DO IT SAY IT ADDS TO EXPERIENCE OF BEING DRUNK OR HIGH.

OTHERS SAY IT HELPS THEM STAY ALERT.

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BEEZIN TREND-SOTVO


The peppermint oil in the lip balm is a very strong irritant and can cause inflammation in the eye, redness of the eye, swelling.

DOCTORS WARN PARENTS TO KEEP AN EYE ON VIRAL TRENDS AND MAKE SURE THEIR CHILDREN AREN'T TRYING THEM OUT.

SOME TRENDS ARE DANGEROUS OR EVEN DEADLY. Return to index of stories...


MEASEALS CASES-OTS, VO


THERE IS A DRAMATIC RISE IN MEASLES HERE IN THE U-S.

MORE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INFECTED OVER IN THE 1ST 4 MONTHS OF THE YEAR, THAN IN THE PAST 18 YEARS.

HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY 13 OUTBREAKS AND 129 CASES HAVE BEEN RECORDED SO FAR THIS YEAR.

CALIFORNIA IS REPORTING THE HIGHEST NUMBERS, WITH 58 CASES. Return to index of stories...


MEASEALS CASES-SOTVO


Measles is pretty prevalent in other countries. So when you go and visit, you need to make sure that you are immunized.

THE C-D-C SAYS MANY OF THE CALIFORNIA CASES ARE A RESULT OF PEOPLE VISITING THE PHILIPPINES, WHICH IS EXPERIENCING A VERY LARGE MEASLES OUTBREAK.

19 -:23

Dr. Eric G. Handler

Health Officer, Orange County Health Care Agency Return to index of stories...


COFFEE AND DIABETES-VOTOPS


GOOD NEWS THIS MORNING IF YOU ENJOY COFFEE.

A CUP OF JOE COULD LOWER THE RISK FOR DIABETES.

RESEARCHERS AT HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL FOUND THAT PEOPLE WHO DRANK AN ADDITIONAL CUP OF COFFEE EACH DAY HAD A SLIGHTLY LOWER RISK FOR DIABETES.

OUTSIDE EXPERTS SAY THE RESULTS ONLY APPLIED TO CAFFEINATED COFFEE, AND THEY SAY MORE STUDIES ARE NEEDED. Return to index of stories...


HIGH ALTITUDE-VOTOPS


LIVING IN HIGHER ALTITUDES COULD HELP YOUR WAISTLINE!

A NEW STUDY COMPARED OVERWEIGHT MILITARY PERSONNEL STATIONED IN POSTS AT HIGH AND LOW ALTITUDES.

AND FOUND THOSE IN HIGHER ELEVATIONS HAD A MORE THAN FORTY PERCENT REDUCED RISK OF PROGRESSING TO OBESITY.

RESEARCHERS SAY HORMONES INVOLVED IN APPETITE CONTROL RISE AT HIGH ALTITUDES -- BUT MORE RESEARCH IS NEEDED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SEVEN-1 SHOT


COMING UP - WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

PLUS A LAST LOOK AT YOUR WEEKEND FORECAST WITH JASON DUNNING. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 CLIFTON LIVE-LIVE LOOK


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CLIFTON LIVE-TOSS, BOXES


NBC2 IS ALWAYS COVERING THE BIGGEST EVENTS HAPPENING ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

IN COLLIER COUNTY THIS MORNING -- IT'S THE THIRD ANNUAL BALLOONS OVER PARADISE FESTIVAL IN IMMOKALEE AT THE SEMINOLE TRIBE YOUTH RANCH--

MY CO-ANCHOR CLIFTON FRENCH IS THERE LIVE -- WHERE DOZENS OF HOT AIR BALLOONS ARE HITTING THE SKY -- CLIFF -- Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON LIVE-LIVE


60 BALLOONS ARE TAKING OFF TODAY AND TOMORROW --

HOURS ARE UNTIL 8 TONIGHT -- THEN 6AM TO NOON TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON LIVE-VO


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BACK UP PKG: LIME PRICES-ON CAM


NOW TO A STORY THAT MIGHT BE HARD TO BELIEVE.

BY WEIGHT, MEXICAN LIMES ARE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN A GALLON OF GAS IN MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

THIS MORNING, BOB HANSEN TELLS US -- ABOUT THE PRESSURES THAT SOME RESTAURANTS ARE FACING Return to index of stories...


BACK UP PKG: LIME PRICES-PKG


ASK FOR A MARGARITA AT C-LEVEL RESTAURANT ON HARBOR ISLAND. AND YOU'LL GET YOUR LIME.

BUT ASK FOR WATER.

"If someone asks for a lime for their water, they're not getting a whole lime cut up as we were before, but we try to stick true to what our menu design is. So we just deal with it."

DEALING WITH TWO MONTHS OF SKYROCKETING PRICES, WHERE 25 CENTS LIMES ARE COSTING MORE THAN A DOLLAR A PIECE.

AND WITH CINCO DE MAYO JUST AROUND THE CORNER. THE DEMAND FOR LIMES IS GOING UP.

"A lot of people are using lemons in lieu of limes right now.

Well there are certain things that we want to keep limes on, and we just bite the bullet on that."

"I guess it depends on if that recipe really calls for it."

"It's too pricey for me."

A LIME SHORTAGE BLAMED ON WEATHER AND A LIMITED HARVEST IS TAKING A TOLL ON BOTH SHOPPERS AND GROCERS.

OVER IN THE PRODUCE DEPARTMENT AT STUMP'S FAMILY MARKET, THE LIMES ARE GREEN AND JUICY, BUT FEW PEOPLE ARE BUYING.

"I glanced at the price and said, "wow you can buy boneless, skinless chicken breast for half that price. It's crazy."

BUT DIRK STUMP HAS TO KEEP LIMES IN STOCK, EVEN AT 4 DOLLARS A POUND.

"That's ridiculous."

"So how many limes will 4 bucks get you? If you're lucky, about five."

"Even in our service deli, we make fresh ceviche and, well we've stopped because it would be astronomically expensive."

BUT CHEF DEBORAH SCOTT SAYS THEY CAN'T STOP USING LIMES. WHETHER IT'S ON A DINNER PLATE OR IN A DRINK.

ALL SHE CAN DO IS SERVE HER CUSTOMERS AND HOPE THE PRICES START COMING BACK TO NORMAL.

"And a margarita with lemon isn't quite the same." Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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STATE ROAD 82-VOTOPS


TAKING A LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

4 PEOPLE ARE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER A VERY SERIOUS CRASH OFF OF STATE ROAD 82.

2 ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

ONE OF THEM A ONE YEAR OLD GIRL

IT ALL HAPPENED NEAR SUNSHINE BLVD AND ALABAMA ROAD.

RIGHT NOW STATE ROAD 82 IS SHUT DOWN.

AND TRAFFIC IS BEING ROUTED DOWN MEADOW ROAD.

COUNT ON US FOR THE VERY LATEST ON THIS DEVELOPING STORY. Return to index of stories...


TS FM SHOOTING-VOTOPS


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RIGHT NOW -- FORT MYERS POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING.

IT HAPPENED OVERNIGHT ON GARDENIA AVENUE --

WE'RE LEARNING A HOME AND SEVERAL CARS WERE SHOT --

POLICE SAY THE VICTIM IS EXPECTED TO SURVIVE --

WE'RE WORKING OUR SOURCES TO FIND OUT MORE --

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING , CALL POLICE - Return to index of stories...


TS LEHIGH HOME INVASION-SSTOPS


TWO MEN ACCUSED OF INVADING A LEHIGH ACRES HOME AND HOLDING A WOMAN AT GUNPOINT HAVE STEPPED BEFORE A JUDGE.

SHAWNDELL McCANN JOSEPH AND EBRON TAYLOR NOW FACING SEVERAL CRIMINAL CHARGES --

INCLUDING ROBBERY, HOME INVASION, AND IMPERSONATING AN OFFICER.

JOSEPH'S BOND IS NOW SET TO MORE THAN 250-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

AND NO BOND FOR TAYLOR. Return to index of stories...


TS BODY FOUND IN CAPE-VOTOPS,SS


INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO IDENTIFY A BODY FOUND IN A CAPE CORAL CANAL.

THAT'S THE SAME SPOT WHERE CREWS SEARCHED FOR THREE HOURS WEDNESDAY --

LOOKING FOR 19 YEAR OLD ERIK SANCHEZ.

POLICE SAY THE TEEN THREATENED TO KILL HIMSELF AND THEN JUMPED INTO THE CANAL.

RIGHT NOW -- INVESTIGATORS ARE NOT SAYING IF THE BODY FOUND IS SANCHEZ. Return to index of stories...


TS CELEBRITY BASKETBALL GAME-SSTOPS


A BIG GAME IS HAPPENING TODAY --

CELEBRITY BASKEBALL AT BISHOP VEROT HIGH SCHOOL.

IT STARTS AT 1:00 WITH A TAILGATE PARTY.

THEN AT THREE -- PLAYERS FROM THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, FORT MYERS POLICE AND FIRE, LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS -- AND EVEN THE NBC 2 NEWS TEAM WILL HIT THE COURT.

SO -- HEAD ON OUT THERE FOR SOME FAMILY FUN! Return to index of stories...


RELAY FOR LIFE-CGTOPS


THEY ARE RAISING MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH TONIGHT IN BONITA SPRINGS.

RELAY FOR LIFE STARTS AT 4 O'CLOCK WITH THE SURVIVOR LAP.

HEAD TO RIVERSIDE PARK, WHERE THEY WILL WALK ON NIGHT.

THERE WILL BE FOOD, LIVE MUSIC AND A KIDS AREA.

RELAY FOR LIFE EVENTS ARE HAPPENING ALL SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THIS MONTH.

IT IS THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY BIGGEST FUNDRAISER. Return to index of stories...


COOKIE HOUSE DEDICATION-SSTOPS


HAPPENING TODAY --

A HISTORICAL MARKER FOR THE BASS BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY -- ALSO KNOWN AS THE COOKIE HOUSE.

A SPECIAL DEDICATION WILL BE AT 10 A.M. AT CEDAR POINT ENVIRONMENT PARK IN ENGLEWOOD.

THE LAB WAS FOUNDED IN 1931 -- TODAY IT'S AN INTERNATIONALLY-RENOWNED MOTE MARINE LABORATORY. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-3-SHOT


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CREDITS-REM LIVE


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