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DIRECTOR PAGE FIRST ALERT OPEN-CLIP
H)1 SUSPECTED CAB ASSAULT-HLTRX-OC HAIL VIDEO-VO
H)2 LEHIGH BRUSH FIRES-HLTRX-VO FORECAST-WXWALL
H)3 TORNADO DAMAGE-HLTRX-VO LOCAL VOICE CONTESTANT-VOTOPS
PUNTA GORDA STANDOFF-TRX-OC LOCAL VOICE CONTESTANT-TRX-PKG
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP LOCAL VOICE CONTESTANT-OC
STRANGER DANGER-PLASMA COLLIER COURTHOUSE CARJACKING-OC-VO
STRANGER DANGER-LIVE SCHENECKER-OTS-VO
STRANGER DANGER-VO-CG MISSING CRUISE PASSENGER-OC- VO
STRANGER DANGER-SOT CLIPPERS OWNER-OC-SOTVO
STRANGER DANGER-CGTOPS-LIVE BABY MONITOR HACKED-VOWIPE
FMB CABBIE ASSAULTED-SS-OCTAG BABY MONITOR HACKED-SOTVO-OC
NAPLES CAB ASSAULT-SSTOPS-VO HOPE RELEASED TOMORROW-OC-VO-SS-OC
DISABLED MAN ATTACKED-OC-SS-VO GREAT WHITE SHARK-VOWIPE
DISABLED MAN ATTACKED-SOTVO GREAT WHITE SHARK-SOTVO
LEHIGH HOME INVASION-VOTOPWIPE SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO
LEHIGH BRUSH FIRES-VOTOPS SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
TORNADO DAMAGE-TRX-OC-VO-OC SPORTS
WEATHER CLIP-CLIP MIRACLE SOLD-ON CAM
NATIONAL SEVERE WEATHER-AT THE WX WALL MIRACLE SOLD-CG-VOBOX
PLANTATION FATAL-SS-VO MIRACLE SOLD-SOT
CAPE BOAT CANOPIES-TCMON-VO BRADENTON MIRACLE-VOTOPS
BUDGET SCORE CARD-VOTOPWIPE MIAMI HEAT ADVANCE-ON CAM
NEW FIRE CHIEF SALARY-SSTOP-TC MON MIAMI HEAT ADVANCE-VOTOPS
PAINTING I75 BRIDGE-trxOC, SS JACK RAMSAY DIES-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-1 SHOT NICHOLS CUP CHECKS-ON CAM VO
TZ1 A LOCAL VOICE CONTESTANT-SOTVO NICHOLS CUP CHECKS-VOTOPS
TZ1 B GREAT WHITE SHARK-VOTOPS NICHOLS CUP CHECKS-SOTVO
CCI 911 CALL-TRX-VO NFM PRACTICE-NATSVO
CCI 911 CALL-SOTVO-OC NFM PRACTICE-SOTVO
BEER GROWLERS-OTS-VO SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
GUNS IN SCHOOLS-OTS BREAK FOUR
FLORIDA GRAD RATES-OC-CG JIMMY FALLON-SOTTOPS
TEASE TWO-1 SHOT FINAL FORECAST-WXGRX
TZ2 A HOPE RELEASED TOMORROW-VO-WIPE CLOSE SHOW-4SHOT
TZ2 B BABY MONITOR HACKED-VOTOPS  


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H)1 SUSPECTED CAB ASSAULT-HLTRX-OC


TWO CAB DRIVERS ATTACKED IN TWO DAYS IN LEE COUNTY-

TONIGHT N-B-C-2 HAS THE DETAILS STRAIGHT FROM THE DRIVERS. Return to index of stories...


H)2 LEHIGH BRUSH FIRES-HLTRX-VO


14 BRUSH FIRES BREAK OUT IN ONLY A MATTER OF MINUTES IN LEHIGH ACRES.

FIND OUT WHAT CAUSED THIS OUTBREAK OF FIRES-

AND IF ANY ARE STILL BURNING. Return to index of stories...


H)3 TORNADO DAMAGE-HLTRX-VO


AND TORNADOES TERRORIZED PARTS OF THE SOUTHEAST AGAIN TONIGHT.

WE'RE TRACKING THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT. Return to index of stories...


PUNTA GORDA STANDOFF-TRX-OC


BREAKING RIGHT NOW --

PUNTA GORDA POLICE SAY THEY ARE NEGOTIATING WITH A MAN WITH A GUN --

HE HAS LOCKED HIMSELF IN HIS CAR IN DOWNTOWN PUNTA GORDA --

THIS IS AT U-S 41 AND OLYMPIA AVENUE --

POLICE SAY THERE WERE REPORTS OF SHOTS FIRED --

BUT TELL US THEY CAN'T CONFIRM THAT RIGHT NOW.

WE HAVE A CREW HEADED TO THE SCENE -- WE'LL TRY TO UPDATE YOU WITH NEW INFORMATION AND LIVE PICTURES IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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STRANGER DANGER-PLASMA


NBC2 IS FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT - A LITTLE BOY IS SAFE TONIGHT, AFTER HE SAYS HE WAS ABDUCTED AT HIS BUS STOP TODAY.

FORT MYERS POLICE ARE ON THE HUNT FOR THE 2 MEN WHO DID IT.

IT HAPPENED THIS MORNING AT THE CORNER CENTRAL AND FRANKLIN STREET.

N-B-C TWO'S ANDREA HUBBLE IS LIVE AT THE BUS STOP WITH WHAT THE BOY SAYS HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


STRANGER DANGER-LIVE


THIS IS THE VERY SPOT WHERE THE BOY SAYS HE WAS TAKEN.

MISSING FOR HOURS BEFORE HE WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE NEAR FORT MYERS MIDDLE SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


STRANGER DANGER-VO-CG


POLICE SAY THEY GOT THE CALL AROUND 11 THIS MORNING.

HIS MOTHER - SAYING HER 10 YEAR-OLD HAD BEEN TAKEN. THAT WAS A FOUR HOURS AFTER THE FACT.

HE WAS SUPPOSE TO BOARD THE BUS AROUND 7 AM.

THE BOY TELLS POLICE TWO MEN WERE IN THE CAR -- ONE - AN OLDER WHITE MALE -- WEARING A BLACK T SHIRT - WITH SALT AND PEPPER HAIR.

THE OTHER - A YOUNGER BLACK MALE WEARING A BROWN SHIRT AND A MOHAWK HAIRDO.

NBC2 SPOKE WITH RESIDENTS NEARBY WHO ARE AFRAID FOR THEIR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


STRANGER DANGER-SOT


"yeah i'm scare for them. and everybody else's children around here"

"but the parents need to come out and stay with their kids. needs to be a lot more parents out here watching their kids. " Return to index of stories...


STRANGER DANGER-CGTOPS-LIVE


POLICE SAY THE CAR IS BELIEVED TO BE KNOWN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD --

THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A DARK BLUE FOUR DOUR SUV WITH LEATHER INTERIOR.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL POLICE.

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FMB CABBIE ASSAULTED-SS-OCTAG


TWO CAB DRIVERS WERE THE VICTIMS OF SEPARATE BRUTAL ATTACKS IN LEE COUNTY.

DEPUTIES SAY MALCOM TIMMONS WALKED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET IN FORT MYERS BEACH--

HARRASSING DRIVERS --

WHEN CAB DRIVER CLAYTON PRICE HONKED TO GET THINGS MOVING --

THAT'S WHEN HE SAYS TIMMONS ATTACKED.

PRICE TELLS US HE FEARED FOR HIS LIFE --

AND HAD TO STAY HOME TWO DAYS FROM WORK TO RECOVER. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES CAB ASSAULT-SSTOPS-VO


AND FOUR OTHERS ACCUSED OF ATTACKING A TAXI CAB DRIVER WILL BE IN COURT TOMORROW.

DEPUTIES SAY THESE FOUR GOT INTO A CAB IN NAPLES --

AND WANTED TO SMOKE IN THE CAR BUT THE WINDOWS WERE BROKEN.

THE DRIVER STOPPED AT A GAS STATION IN BONITA SPRINGS --

THAT'S WHEN HE SAYS THEY ATTACKED HIM.

THE DRIVER WALKED AWAY WITH MINOR INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


DISABLED MAN ATTACKED-OC-SS-VO


NEW TONIGHT - NBC2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT - WHAT REALLY HAPPENED - AFTER DEPUTIES SAY A MAN WAS THROWN OUT OF HIS WHEEL CHAIR AND BEATEN.

THIS MAN, RAMIRO SANCHEZ IS IN JAIL, CHARGED WITH A FELONY.

THE POLICE REPORTS SAY ROBERT RODRIGUEZ, WHO'S WHEELCHAIR BOUND, WAS DRINKING WITH SANCHEZ BUT WHEN HE AND HIS BUDDIES RAN OUT OF BOOZE - THEY ASKED RODRIGUEZ TO WHEEL HIMSELF TO GET MORE.

RODRIGUEZ DID -- BUT WHEN HE GOT BACK -- THE GUYS REFUSED TO SHARE.

THAT'S WHEN IT GOT PHYSICAL.

HOWEVER, WITNESSES, WE SPOKE WITH TONIGHT, TELL NBC2 THAT'S ONLY HALF THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


DISABLED MAN ATTACKED-SOTVO


Mary /Witness

11:57-12:07"the guy in the wheelchair pulled out a knife and he says, this is what you're going to get. and he cut him in the face."

Israel Sanchez/Witness

25:25-25:32

"he's not violent. he always, you know he's got three childs. he's a family guy."

N-B-C-2 KNOCKED ON RODRIGUEZ'S DOOR TO GET HIS SIDE - BUT THE MANAGER OF THE PROPERTY TOLD US - HE'S BEEN EVICTED. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH HOME INVASION-VOTOPWIPE


TONIGHT- FOR THE FIRST TIME- WE ARE HEARING FROM THE VICTIM IN THAT LEHIGH ACRES HOME INVASION FROM LAST WEEK.

THE VICTIM, KRISTY CLARK, LEFT A HAND-WRITTEN NOTE IN HER MAILBOX FOR OUR REPORTER.

SAYING SHE'S STILLED DAZED FROM THE HOME INVASION.

SHE WANTED TO THANK THE DEPUTIES WHO HELPED SAVE HER LIFE.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY CAUGHT FOUR MEN IN HER HOME WITH A-K-47 ASSAULT RIFLES. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BRUSH FIRES-VOTOPS


ALSO IN LEHIGH -

IT'S BEEN A VERY BUSY NIGHT FOR AREA FIRE DEPARTMENTS.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM ONE OF 14 BRUSH FIRES THAT BROKE OUT THIS EVENING AFTER A STORM MOVED THROUGH THE AREA.

THIS IS NEAR CORTEZ AVENUE AND WEST 10TH STREET.

IT'S BELIEVED MANY IF NOT ALL WERE CAUSED BY LIGHTNING.

THIS FIRE ONLY BURNED A HALF ACRE.

FIREFIGHTERS TELL N-B-C-2 THE RAIN HELPED PUT OUT MANY OF THOSE FIRES.

WE'RE TOLD ALL THE FIRES ARE OUT. Return to index of stories...


TORNADO DAMAGE-TRX-OC-VO-OC


NBC-2 WITH MORE BREAKING NEWS.

AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER MORE TORNADOES TEAR ACROSS THE SOUTH.

THOSE VIOLENT TORNADOES WREAKED HAVOC IN ALABAMA.

GOV. BENTLEY DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN ALL ALABAMA COUNTIES.

HOURS EARLIER A WEDGE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI.

THE MASSIVE TWISTER MORE THAN A MILE WIDE---DEMOLISHED BUILDINGS AND WIPED OUT

POWER LINES.

AND THERE'S ARE JUST SOME OF THE TWISTER.

CHIEF METEOROLOGIST ROBERT VAN WINKLE IS TRACKING THE STORMS.

HE JOINS US NOW TO TELL US WHERE THEY'RE HEADED. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER CLIP-CLIP


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NATIONAL SEVERE WEATHER-AT THE WX WALL


"Hot and humid days"

Over the weekend temperatures managed to soar into the lower 90s across Southwest Florida. In fact, Page Field recorded 91° on thermometer both Saturday and Sunday. The summer-like heat will continue, with increasing rain prospects by mid to late week.

Now that the winds have turned onshore, temperatures will stay slightly cooler along our beaches and coastal areas with readings in the middle 80s. Expect daytime highs to climb near 90° in town, while inland communities top out one or two degrees above that. As the seabreeze moves inland, a few spotty showers will be possible mainly east of the interstate as we close out the afternoon.

A very slight shower chance will continue through the evening hours, and temperatures will begin to settle into the lower 80s by sunset. Due to the extra humidity, temperatures will be slow to fall overnight as they bottom out in the upper 60s to lower 70s area wide.

With high pressure to our east, a southerly flow will continue to pump in heat and moisture. Expect partly sunny skies for Tuesday with a few showers deep inland. Temperatures will remain unseasonably warm in the upper 80s to lower 90s. We'll keep late day showers in the forecast through Wednesday, with higher rain chances Thursday through Saturday as a cold front approaches the Florida peninsula. Return to index of stories...


PLANTATION FATAL-SS-VO


NEW SINCE SIX --

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES EXPLAINED WHAT CAUSED A REALLY HORRIFIC CRASH IN FORT MYERS THIS AFTERNOON.

IT HAPPENED ON PLANTATION ROAD NORTH OF DANIELS PARKWAY.

DEPUTIES SAY BARRETT THOMPSON WAS THE DRIVER OF THAT MANGLED TRUCK.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE DROVE INTO THE PATH OF A BOX TRUCK AND DIED INSTANTLY WHEN THEY COLLIDED.

THE OTHER DRIVER WAS SERIOULY HURT BUT SHOULD BE OK.

DEPUTIES SAID ALCOHOL MAY HAVE BEEN A FACTOR IN THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BOAT CANOPIES-TCMON-VO


NEW TONIGHT- NBC2 IS TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE BIG DEVELOPMENTS COMING OUT OF THE CAPE CORAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

TONIGHT THE CITY SET A DATE TO HEAR ARGUMENTS TO ALLOW A MAN TO BUILD A SECOND BOAT CANOPY.

CANOPIES HAVE CAUSED CONTROVERSY IN THE PAST - BECAUSE THEY CAN OBSTRUCT VIEW.

ONE MAN WANTS TO BUILD A SECOND BOAT CANOPY NEXT TO HIS ALREADY-COVERED BOAT.

CITY ORDINANCE ONLY ALLOWS ONE CANOPY AND NEIGHBORS SAY THAT ONE ALREADY, BLOCKS THE VIEW.

THE CITY WILL HEAR HIS ARGUMENTS IN TWO WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


BUDGET SCORE CARD-VOTOPWIPE


ALSO TONIGHT - KEEPING BETTER TABS ON THEIR MONEY.

THE CITY APPROVED NEW FINANCING SOFTWARE - THE NEW PROGRAM WILL LET THE CITY COMPARE IT'S BUDGET TO SIMILAR CITIES.

THAT WAY THEY'LL BE ABLE TO KNOW IF THEY'RE SPENDING TOO MUCH ON CERTAIN PROGRAMS. Return to index of stories...


NEW FIRE CHIEF SALARY-SSTOP-TC MON


AND FINALLY - CAPE CORAL SETS THE SALARY FOR THE NEW FIRE CHIEF.

CHIEF DONALD COCHRAN WILL GET 120-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR.

NO OVERTIME - BUT HE CAN RECEIVE BONUSES AND RAISES.

COCHRAN WAS OFFICIALLY NAMED CHIEF, A LITTLE OVER A WEEK AGO. Return to index of stories...


PAINTING I75 BRIDGE-trxOC, SS


A TRAFFIC ALERT RIGHT NOW FOR ONE PART OF I-75 IN LEE COUNTY.

CREWS ARE PAINTING THE BRIDGE THAT COVERS BAYSHORE ROAD.

DETOURS ARE IN PLACE FOR DRIVERS GOING EAST ON BAYSHORE AND ANYONE TRYING TO GET OFF THE INTERSTATE AT THAT EXIT.

WORK WILL WRAP UP AROUND 5-30 IN THE MORNING.

CREWS WILL BE OUT ALL WEEK WITH WORK STARTING 7-30 EACH NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-1 SHOT


IF YOU WERE WATCHING THE VOICE TONIGHT ON NBC, YOU'LL WANT TO STAY UP FOR THIS.

nats of guy singing

A YOUNG LEE COUNTY MAN SAYS HE'S GETTING CLOSE TO A ONE-ON-ONE AUDITION TO GET ON THE HIT SINGING SHOW.BUT HE NEEDS YOUR HELP.

AND WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR THE PRICELESS REACTION FROM THE MOMENT SOME LOCAL DIVERS HAD AN AMAZING ENCOUNTER WITH A GREAT WHITE SHARK. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A LOCAL VOICE CONTESTANT-SOTVO


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TZ1 B GREAT WHITE SHARK-VOTOPS


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CCI 911 CALL-TRX-VO


NBC2 IS STILL ON THE CASE - DIGGING FOR ANSWERS AFTER AN INMATE DIED EARLIER THIS MONTH, AT THE CHARLOTTE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION.

SOURCES TELL US - MATTHEW WALKER WAS BEATEN TO DEATH BY OFFICERS.

TODAY WE'RE GETTING OUR FIRST LISTEN TO THE 9-1-1- CALL - MOMENTS AFTER A FIGHT INSIDE THE PRISON. Return to index of stories...


CCI 911 CALL-SOTVO-OC


Dispatcher "911 where's your emergency?"

Caller: Yes, hi, this is Charlotte Correctional Institution."

Caller: "We have an emergency here."

Dispatcher "What's going on?"

Caller "There was an assault on. on staff."

NBC2 HAS HEARD THE ENTIRE CALL.

IN IT, THE CALLER FIRST CLAIMS SHE DOESN'T KNOW WALKER'S CONDITION - BUT THEN SAYS SHE BELIEVED HE MAY HAVE BEEN INJURED TOO.

WE'VE LEARNED AN AMBULANCE ARRIVED TO TREAT AND TRANSFER TWO OFFICERS TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES-

ALTHOUGH DEPUTIES NEVER ARRIVED TO RECORD AN INCIDENT REPORT.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS IS STILL REFUSING TO ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS.

COUNT ON N-B-C-2 TO CONTINUE OUR SEARCH FOR ANSWERS. Return to index of stories...


BEER GROWLERS-OTS-VO


AN UPDATE TONIGHT ON A COUPLE HIGH PROFILE BILLS IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE.

THE FIRST WOULD LIMIT HOW MUCH OF THEIR OWN BEER FLORIDA BREWERIES can DIRECTLY SELL.

THE FULL SENATE IS READY TO VOTE.

IT WOULD FORCE THESE SMALL, CRAFT BREWERS TO USE DISTRIBUTORS.

BREWERS ARGUE THE DISTRIBUTORS ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO BENEFIT FROM THIS BILL, AND COINCIDENTALLY, THE ALCOHOL DISTRIBUTION LOBBY HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE CAMPAIGNS OF A LOT OF STATE SENATORS. Return to index of stories...


GUNS IN SCHOOLS-OTS


THE SECOND BILL HAS TO DO WITH GUNS IN SCHOOLS.

TODAY THE FLORIDA HOUSE PASSED A BILL ALLOWING TRAINED OFFICIALS TO CARRY GUNS IN SCHOOLS.

THEY MUST BE FORMER POLICE OR MILITARY.

EACH DISTRICT WILL HAVE THE CHOICE TO ACCEPT OR DENY ARMED GUARDS.

THE SENATE WILL NOW VOTE ON THIS BILL AS WELL. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GRAD RATES-OC-CG


DIPLOMA DISCREPANCY.

DISCOURAGING NEWS TONIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO EDUCATION IN FLORIDA.

A NEW REPORT JUST-RELEASED FINDS THE STATE'S HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE IS AT 75-PERCENT.

ONLY 3 IN 4 STUDENTS ARE GRADUATING.

WE ARE TIED WITH FOUR OTHER STATES FOR THE FIFTH LOWEST GRADUATION RATE IN THE NATION.

BUT THERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS - FLORIDA'S GRADUATION RATE IS IMPROVING.

BACK IN 2006, IT WAS A DISMAL 60 PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1 SHOT


GREAT NEWS TONIGHT FOR A LOCAL DOG THAT HAS CAPTURED A LOT OF HEARTS.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY TOMORROW IS SUCH A BIG DAY FOR HOPE, THE DOG THAT WAS NEARLY BURNED TO DEATH.

AND THIS IS CREEPY.A COUPLE SAYS A MAN HACKED INTO THEIR BABY MONITOR AND STARTED YELLING AT THEIR CHILD THROUGH THE DEVICE.

TONIGHT WE HAVE TIPS ON HOW TO PREVENT IT IN YOUR HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A HOPE RELEASED TOMORROW-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B BABY MONITOR HACKED-VOTOPS


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FIRST ALERT OPEN-CLIP


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HAIL VIDEO-VO


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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.

"Hot and humid days"

Over the weekend temperatures managed to soar into the lower 90s across Southwest Florida. In fact, Page Field recorded 91° on thermometer both Saturday and Sunday. The summer-like heat will continue, with increasing rain prospects by mid to late week.

Now that the winds have turned onshore, temperatures will stay slightly cooler along our beaches and coastal areas with readings in the middle 80s. Expect daytime highs to climb near 90° in town, while inland communities top out one or two degrees above that. As the seabreeze moves inland, a few spotty showers will be possible mainly east of the interstate as we close out the afternoon.

A very slight shower chance will continue through the evening hours, and temperatures will begin to settle into the lower 80s by sunset. Due to the extra humidity, temperatures will be slow to fall overnight as they bottom out in the upper 60s to lower 70s area wide.

With high pressure to our east, a southerly flow will continue to pump in heat and moisture. Expect partly sunny skies for Tuesday with a few showers deep inland. Temperatures will remain unseasonably warm in the upper 80s to lower 90s. We'll keep late day showers in the forecast through Wednesday, with higher rain chances Thursday through Saturday as a cold front approaches the Florida peninsula. Return to index of stories...


LOCAL VOICE CONTESTANT-VOTOPS


A FORT MYERS MAN BELIEVES HE HAS THE TALENT - TO MAKE IT TO *THE VOICE.*

COREY JOHNSON, WHO GRADUATED A DECADE AGO FROM CYPRESS LAKE HIGH, IS IN THE RUNNING FOR A ONE-ON-ONE AUDITION WITH A CASTING DIRECTOR FOR THE HIT N-B-C REALITY SHOW NEXT SEASON -

BUT HE NEEDS HELP TO GET THERE.

TONIGHT N-B-C-2'S LAURA ROBERTS SAT DOWN WITH COREY, HOPING TO HIT THE NATIONAL STAGE. Return to index of stories...


LOCAL VOICE CONTESTANT-TRX-PKG


He was in the navy for three years -

and he's spent the last four years flying all over the world as a

flight attendant -

but all his life -

** nat sound singing**

Corey Johnson has been a singer.

Rosemary Johnson

Corey's mother

10:12 10:14

He would come on and start singing it would wake up the whole church

After a lifetime of honing his talent, he doesn't want to be just

another singer anymore, he says he's ready to be The Voice.

Corey Johnson

Fort Myers

58:24 58:27

I think I'm at the prime of my life when it comes to my voice right now

The 29-year-old Cypress Lake High grad is on his way there.

He's competing against 160 others from around the country to win

EXTRA's The Voice Bootcamp Experience.

It's an online video contest.

** nat sound from video**

The grand-prize winner will meet with The Voice stylists and

vocal coaches -

then get a one-on-one audition with a casting director for the

hit NBC show.

Corey Johnson

1:38 1:47

You know just thinking okay I'll give it a shot. I don't have any hope

or anything and the next day they emailed me and told me that I had

made it through to the next round which was the public voting

He already has hundreds of votes -

but he knows he needs a lot more to win.

Corey Johnson

06:48 06:56

I feel like this is my time and while I have the opportunity I'm

hoping the people of SWFL will help me get there

The votes can get him to the casting director -

but his voice will get him on the show.

In Fort Myers, Laura Roberts, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


LOCAL VOICE CONTESTANT-OC


ONLINE VOTING IS OPEN UNTIL MAY 9TH -

IF YOU WANT TO CHECK OUT COREY'S ENTRY AND THE OTHER CONTESTANTS -

VISIT OUR WEBSITE NBC-2 - DOT- COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER COURTHOUSE CARJACKING-OC-VO


A WOMAN IN COLLIER COUNTY WAS CARJACKED RIGHT NEXT TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY BARBARA SADA WAS WALKING TO HER CAR IN THE COLLIER GOVERNMENT CENTER GARAGE.

THAT'S WHEN THEY SAY KENNETH PRAY HIT HER IN THE HEAD- KNOCKING HER TO THE GROUND.

DEPUTIES SAY PRAY THEN LED THEM ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE AND CRASHED 40 MILES AWAY JUST OFF THE PROPERTY FO A DAYCARE IN IMMOKALEE. Return to index of stories...


SCHENECKER-OTS-VO


A STORY THAT MADE NATIONAL HEADLINES -

JURY SELECTION IS UNDERWAY IN THE TRIAL OF A TAMPA MOTHER ACCUSED OF SHOOTING TO DEATH HER TWO TEENAGERS.

POLICE SAY IN JANUARY 2001, 53-YEAR-OLD JULIE SCHENECKER SHOT HER 13-YEAR-OLD SON BEAU, AND HER 16-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER CALYX, BOTH - AT THEIR UPSCALE HOME.

SHE CLAIMED BOTH MISBEHAVED AND WERE MOUTHY.

HER HUSBAND, AN ARMY COLONEL WAS IN AFGHANISTAN AT THE TIME OF THE MURDERS.

SCHENECKER'S ATTORNEYS PLAN TO USE AN INSANITY DEFENSE.

PROSECUTORS WILL NOT SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY. Return to index of stories...


MISSING CRUISE PASSENGER-OC- VO


N-B-C-2 CONTINUING TO TRACK DEVELOPMENTS AFTER A CRUSE SHIP PASSENGER APPARENTLY JUMPED SHIP BETWEEN THE BAHAMAS AND DELRAY BEACH IN FLORIDA.

NEW TONIGHT WE'VE LEARNED THE NAME OF THE PASSENGER IS 30-YEAR-OLD JAMES MILLER FROM SOUTH CAROLINA.

THE COAST GUARD HAS BEEN LOOKING FOR HIM SINCE EARLY SUNDAY- SO FAR NO SIGHTINGS.

SHEA HAMBLING OF FORT MYERS WAS ON THE CRUISE AND SENT THESE IMAGES TO US. Return to index of stories...


CLIPPERS OWNER-OC-SOTVO


MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS EXPECTED TOMORROW AFTER AN N-B-A OWNER IS ACCUSED OF RACIST REMARKS.

TAKE A LISTEN.

-sot TMZ CLIP - supers already on the screen:54-:58

"Yeah, it bothers me a lot that you want to promo - broadcast that you're associating with black people.

IT'S BELIEVED THAT'S THE VOICE OF DONALD STERLING, OWNER OF THE L-A CLIPPERS.

THE MAN ON THE TAPE - IS REFERENCING PHOTOS, HIS THEN-GIRLFRIEND WAS POSTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

N-B-A COMMISSIONER, ADAM SILVER, IS INVESTIGATING, A NEWS CONFERENCE IS EXPECTED TOMORROW.

COUNT ON N-B-C-2 TO BRING YOU THE DEVELOPMENTS AS SOON AS THEY HAPPEN. Return to index of stories...


BABY MONITOR HACKED-VOWIPE


A REAL SCARE FOR A COUPLE OF PARENTS IN CINCINNATI- INVOLVING THEIR CHILDS BABY MONITOR.

HEATHER SCHRECK SAYS SHE WAS SLEEPING WHEN SUDDENLY SHE WOKE UP TO A MAN'S VOICE.

STILL DAZED AFTER JUST WAKING UP SHE PICKED UP HER PHONE TO CHECK THE CAMERA IN HER 10-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER EMMA'S ROOM.

THEN SUDDENLY THE CAMERA STARTED MOVING- AND SHE WASN'T DOING IT.

EVEN WORSE- WHOEVER HACKED INTO THE SYSTEM WAS YELLING AT HER DAUGHTER. Return to index of stories...


BABY MONITOR HACKED-SOTVO-OC


"He was screaming, 'Wake up baby. Wake up baby,' and then just a long "aaaaahhhh" screaming at her, I guess trying to wake her up."

THAT'S WHEN HEATHER'S HUSBAND, ADAM, RAN INTO EMMA'S ROOM.

HE SAYS THE CAMERA THEN TURNED FROM HIS DAUGHTER- AND POINTED DIRECTLY AT HIM.

WHOEVER WAS AT THE OTHER END THEN STARTED SCREAMING AT HIM- SO HE PULLED THE PLUG ON THE WHOLE THING.

IF YOU HAVE A WIRELESS BABY MONITOR.

SECURITY EXPERTS SAY TO CHANGE THE PASSWORD OFTEN AND ALWAYS CHECK FOR UPDATES FROM THE MANUFACTURER. Return to index of stories...


HOPE RELEASED TOMORROW-OC-VO-SS-OC


A MAJOR MILESTONE TOMORROW FOR THE SEVERELY BURNED DOG FROM ARCADIA.

"HOPE" HAS BEEN RECOVERING AT A 24 HOUR ANIMAL HOSPITAL IN TAMPA.

TOMORROW - WE EXPECT A STAFF MEMBER TO TAKE HER HOME, AND GIVE HER DAILY TREATMENTS.

AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

AS YOU CAN SEE SHE'S GETTING HER OLD COLOR BACK.

THE PICTURE ON THE LEFT WAS TAKEN YESTERDAY - THE ONE ON THE RIGHT IS FROM A WEEK AGO.

HOPE'S FORMER OWNER, LARRY WALLACE, IS ACCUSED OF SETTING HER ON FIRE. Return to index of stories...


GREAT WHITE SHARK-VOWIPE


JAWS NEARLY CAME TO LIFE FOR A GROUP OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DIVERS OVER THE WEEKEND.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO!

THE DIVERS CAME FACE TO FACE WITH A GREAT WHITE SHARK.

THIS IS ABOUT 80 MILES OFF THE COAST OF SANIBEL IN THE GULF.

YOU CAN SEE THE SHARK SWIMMING - CHECKING OUT THE GROUP - AND THEN DISAPPEARING INTO THE BLUE.

DANE KELLY - ONE OF THE DIVERS - SPOKE EXCLISIVELY WITH N-B-C-2.

HE SAYS THE ADRENALINE IS STILL PUMPING DAYS AFTER THE ENCOUNTER. Return to index of stories...


GREAT WHITE SHARK-SOTVO


6:43:44 it's like swimming with a submarine with teeth. I mean it's huge it's unbelievable down there. it dwarfs everything I've ever seen underwater. 6:43:53

WE SHARED THE VIDEO WITH SHARK EXPERTS FROM MOTE MARINE LABORATORY IN SARASOTA.

SCIENTISTS CONFIRM IT IS A GREAT WHITE SHARK.

THEY SAY GREAT WHITES DO COME INTO THE GULF - BUT ARE RARELY SPOTTED. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO


THE NEW OWNER OF THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE.TELLS US WHAT HE'D LIKE TO DO MORE OF.

PLUS.THE HEAT.LOOKING TO BE THE FIRST NBA TEAM TO MOVE ON TO THE 2ND ROUND. LEBRON GOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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MIRACLE SOLD-ON CAM


JASON HOCK-BERG KEPT TALKING ABOUT THE IMPROVEMENTS AT HAMMOND STADIUM. IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS A BIG FACTOR IN THE NEW JERSEY BUSINESSMAN BUYING AND BECOMING THE NEW OWNER OF THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE. Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE SOLD-CG-VOBOX


THE MIRACLE WERE ONE OF THE FIRST TEAMS PURCHASED BY THE GOLD-KLANG GROUP. THEY MOVED THE MIRACLE HERE IN 1992.

HOCK-BERG.A LAWYER BY TRADE.LIKES WHAT THE MIRACLE DO WITH THEIR PROMOTIONS. HE'S ALSO GOT AN IDEA OR TWO. Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE SOLD-SOT


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BRADENTON MIRACLE-VOTOPS


THE NEW TEAM OWNER.TAKING IN TONIGHT'S GAME.

FIRST OF A THREE GAME SERIES BETWEEN THE MIRACLE AND BRADENTON.

BOTTOM OF THE 5TH -- 2-0 NOTHING IN FAVOR OF FORT MYERS -- A MAN ON FOR JORGE POLANCO -- HE GOES INTO LEFT CENTER FOR A SINGLE -- SO 2 ABOARD --

LATER IN THE INNING -- BASES LOADED UP -- AND ON THE WILD PITCH -- LEVI MICHAEL COMES INTO SCORE -- MAKING IT 3-NOTHING -- MIRACLE DOMINANT TONIGHT AS THEY WIN 7-NOTHING FOR THEIR NEW OWNER ---- Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT ADVANCE-ON CAM


THE MIAMI HEAT BECAME THE FIRST TEAM TO ADVANCE TO THE SECOND ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS.

ALSO THE ONLY TEAM TO WIN IN A FOUR GAME SERIES SWEEP. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT ADVANCE-VOTOPS


CHARLOTTE HAD TO PLAY WITHOUT THEIR BEST BIG MAN.AL JEFFERSON.

AND JUST BEFORE HALF-TIME.MICHAEL KIDD-GILCHRIST FINISHES THE FAST BREAK. 'CATS UP 2 AT THE BREAK.

3RD QUARTER.LEBRON TAKES A KNEE TO HIS THIGH. HAD TO LEAVE THE GAME.

WHEN HE CAME BACK.LEBRON WAS LEBRON. SCORING 19 OF HIS 31 POINTS.

THE HEAT MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ROUND WITH THE SWEEP. 109-98 THE FINAL. Return to index of stories...


JACK RAMSAY DIES-VOTOPS


THE DONALD STERLING SAGA.HAS TAKEN THE NBA AWAY FROM CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF DOCTOR JACK RAMSAY.

THE HALL OF FAME BASKETBALL COACH PASSED AWAY MONDAY.DOWN IN NAPLES.

HIS 1977 PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS WON THE NBA TITLE AND WHEN DOCOTR JACK RETIRED AFTER THE 1988 SEASON.HE WAS 2ND IN ALL TIME WINS IN LEAGUE HISTORY.

DOCTOR JACK RAMSAY WAS 89 YEAR OLD. Return to index of stories...


NICHOLS CUP CHECKS-ON CAM VO


THEY HAVE PLAYED THE NICHOLS CUP AT FIDDLESTICKS COUNTRY CLUB FOR 12 YEARS. IN THAT TIME.THE ANNUAL FEBRUARY GOLF EVENT HAS RAISED A LOT OF MONEY FOR SOME WORTHY LOCAL CAUSES. Return to index of stories...


NICHOLS CUP CHECKS-VOTOPS


WE WERE OUT AT THE CLUB IN SOUTH FORT MYERS THIS EVENING.

WHERE THE PIPERS.THE FUNDRAISING GROUP THAT BELONG TO THE CLUB PRESENTED SEVERAL CHECKS.

1964 PGA CHAMPION AND LONG-TIME CLUB PRO BOBBY NICHOLS HAS HIS NAME ON THE EVENT. Return to index of stories...


NICHOLS CUP CHECKS-SOTVO


THE TWO-DAY GOLF EVENT EVERY FEBRUARY INCLUDES THE LIKES OF GOLF HALL OF FAMER TONY JACKLIN.BASEBALL HALL OF FAMER JOHNNY BENCH AND MANY OTHERS GREAT GOLFERS FROM S-W FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


NFM PRACTICE-NATSVO


FIRST DAY ON THE FIELD THIS SPRING FOR THE NORTH FORT MYERS HIGH FOOTBALL TEAM.AND THE NEW HEAD COACH IN CHARGE.

EARNEST GRAHAM TOLD US THAT HE LIKED THE ENERGY AND THE SPRING BALL IS A TIME FOR GUYS TO PROVE THEMSELVES. Return to index of stories...


NFM PRACTICE-SOTVO


NORTH WILL PLAY THEIR SPRING GAME ON FRIDAY.MAY 23RD AT LEHIGH SENIOR. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS.

PITTSBURGH GET THE 4-3 WIN IN COLUMBUS TONIGHT. PENGUINS WIN THE SERIES 4-2 OVER THE BLUE-JACKETS.

GET EITHER THE RANGERS OR FLYERS IN THE NEXT ROUND. Return to index of stories...


BREAK FOUR


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JIMMY FALLON-SOTTOPS


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FINAL FORECAST-WXGRX


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. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE SHOW-4SHOT


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