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DIRECTOR PAGE TZ2 B) LOCAL HORSE IN KENTUCKY DERBY-VOTOPS
SEVERE WEATHER OPEN-CLIP ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
FIRST WEATHER-ANIBOX STC FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
MN BOMB PLOT THWARTED-ON CAM LOCAL HORSE IN KENTUCKY DERBY-VO IN EAniBx
MN BOMB PLOT THWARTED-PKG LOCAL HORSE IN KENTUCKY DERBY-PKG
MN BOMB PLOT THWARTED-TAG KENTUCKY DERBY TOMORROW-SSTOPS
NEW DOCUMENTS IN MARINE MURDER-trx OC SS OC NEARLY $2 MIL IN POT OFFLOADED-VO
NEW DOCUMENTS IN MARINE MURDER-PKG BNR GIRL SCOUTS ROBBED-VO WIPE
NEW DOCUMENTS IN MARINE MURDER-ONCAM GIRL SCOUTS ROBBED-2 SOTVO
MIDDLE EASTERN VIRUS-trx ONCAM AR LUMBER FIRE-trxVOTOPS
MICHELLE KNIGHT INTERVIEW-VO WIPE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DOWN-CG RVL
MICHELLE KNIGHT INTERVIEW-SOTVO US MATERNAL DEATHS-ONCAM
JAIL EXPLOSION UPDATE-VO 25M GALLONS OF SEWAGE SPILLED INTO WATER-VO WIPE
BOY KILLED PROTECTING SISTER-VO 25M GALLONS OF SEWAGE SPILLED INTO WATER-SOTVO
AK TROOPERS KILLED-SS TEASE THREE-2SHOT
CT STABBING SUSPECT IN COURT-VO SS TZ3 A) NFM FLOODING FIX-VO WIPE
DONALD STERLING CANCER-VO WIPE AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
DONALD STERLING CANCER-2 SOTVO A) powerball winner-vo
TEASE ONE-CLIP TOSS TO JOELLE-PLASMA
TZ1 A) 25M GALLONS OF SEWAGE SPILL INTO WATER-SOTV NFM FLOODING FIX-REM2
TZ1 B) PENSACOLA FLOODING VICTIM-VOTOPS NFM FLOODING FIX-PKG
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC NFM FLOODING FIX-REM2
PENSACOLA FLOODING VICTIM-trx TC MON NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS
PENSACOLA FLOODING VICTIM-PKG HLA police dashcamera-trxVO
PENSACOLA FLOODING VICTIM-TC MON HLB medical marijuana-trxVO
TEASE TWO-ON CAM HLC tampa flooding-trxSOTVO
TZ2 A) GIRL SCOUTS ROBBED-SOTVO WIPE  


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SEVERE WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-ANIBOX STC


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.

A cool front is slowly edging its way down the Florida peninsula this Friday evening, bringing down plenty of clouds along with some scattered showers and storms.

As we work through the evening and overnight, expect the possibility of rain and evening a couple of thunderstorms.

The line of rain and storms will be gradually weaken as it pushes into Southwest Florida tonight, but we'll keep the chance of rain in our forecast through the overnight hours and into our Saturday.

The best chance of rain Saturday will come during the morning and midday time frame, but we should start to dry things out by the late afternoon and evening.

Plan for a mostly cloudy day on Saturday, but even with lots of cloud cover around, temperatures should manage to reach the mid 80s by the middle of the day.

Sunday will be the nicer weekend day with more sunshine and even a refreshing drop in humidity as we get on the north side of the front--where the air is slightly cooler and less humid.

Temperatures will still be rather warm by Sunday afternoon with highs reaching the mid to upper 80s, but keep in mind the air will feel a bit more comfortable as humidity levels take a dip.

Our sky will continue to clear out through the upcoming week, making way for lots of sunshine and some pretty warm temperatures.

Highs for most of next the week will peak in the upper 80s to low 90s, but overnight temperatures will be slightly cooler with lows in the mid 60s for the first half of the week.

Rain chances will stay relatively low next week with no approaching weather systems expected until next weekend. Return to index of stories...


MN BOMB PLOT THWARTED-ON CAM


DETECTIVES IN MINNESOTA SAY A TEEN HAD A THOROUGH PLOT TO KILL AS MANY PEOPLE AS HE COULD.

BUT SOMEONE SAW SOMETHING--

AND STOPPED HIM JUST IN TIME. Return to index of stories...


MN BOMB PLOT THWARTED-PKG


FROM COLUMBINE TO VIRGINIA TECH TO SANDY HOOK.

THESE NATION-CHANGING TRAGEDIES ALLEGEDLY SERVED AS INSPIRATION FOR A 17-YEAR-OLD IN WASECA, MINNESOTA.

"His plan was to kill his family members, start a diversionary fire in rural Waseca to distract first responders, and travel to the Waseca junior and senior high school. Once there, he planned to set off numerous bombs during the lunch hour, kill the school resource officer as he responded to help, set fires, and shoot students and staff."

A VIOLENT PLOT -- THWARTED BY A WOMAN WHO REPORTED SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY AT A STORAGE FACILITY.

THAT LED POLICE TO THE TEENAGER.

"Numerous guns, ammunition, prepared bombs, and paperwork documenting his plans were removed from the home."

THE INVESTIGATION STARTED MARCH 24TH -- WHEN POLICE BEGAN DISCOVERING EXPLOSIVE DEVICES AT AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLAYGROUND.

DETECTIVES NOW BELIEVE THAT WAS THE TEEN'S TESTING GROUND.

THEY BELIEVE HE ORIGINALLY WANTED TO CARRY OUT THE SCHOOL ATTACK ON APRIL 20TH -- TO COMMEMORATE THE ANNIVERSAY OF THE COLUMBINE MASSACRE -- BUT DIDN'T BECAUSE IT WAS EASTER SUNDAY, AND SCHOOL WAS NOT IN SESSION.

"We can either believe that this is the result of a lucky break, or chose to believe as I do that God was looking out for all of us." Return to index of stories...


MN BOMB PLOT THWARTED-TAG


PROSECUTORS PLAN TO CHARGE the TEEN AS AN ADULT. Return to index of stories...


NEW DOCUMENTS IN MARINE MURDER-trx OC SS OC


NBC2 IS UNCOVERING THERE COULD BE MORE ARRESTS IN THE MURDER OF A FORMER MARINE IN EAST NAPLES

IN JANUARY CHRISTOPHER COREY WAS SHOT TO DEATH IN HIS HOME.

SO FAR ONLY ONE PERSON HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH HIS MURDER.

NBC2 SPENT HOURS TODAY WITH HELP FROM OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS. COMBING OVER HUNDREDS OF NEW DOCUMENTS.

NBC2S BRYAN ANDERSON HAS THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


NEW DOCUMENTS IN MARINE MURDER-PKG BNR


MURDER OVER MONEY AND MARIJUANA.

22 YEAR OLD SCHUYLER MORRIS REMAINS BEHIND BARS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

BUT HE MAY NOT BE THE ONLY ONE LINKED TO CHRISTOPHER COREY'S DEATH.

THESE NEW DOCUMENTS REVEAL AT LEAST 5 MORE PEOPLE COULD BE CONNECTED TO THE CRIME.

COREY'S BODY WAS FOUND IN LATE JANUARY INSIDE HIS HOME.

HIS TWO DOGS WERE ALSO DEAD.

FILE

Francis McGinley, Corey's friend

I'd tell him that I love him and I miss him and I wish I could have said my final goodbye.

DAYS AFTER THE DISCOVERY NBC2 WAS THERE AS DIVERS CONVERGED ON A NEARBY LAKE.

REPORTS SHOW THEY RECOVERED A GUN WITH THE SAME BRAND BULLETS FOUND AT THE MURDER SCENE.

NEIGHBORS' QUESTIONS THAT DAY WENT UNANSWERED.

FILE

NEIGHBOR, NO SUPER

I asked them what is going on. They won't say nothing. It is scary.

WE NOW KNOW ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS A WOMAN NAMED MALLORY MCCANN

SAYS SHE WAS WITH COREY WHEN HE WAS KILLED.

THIS IS HER MUGSHOT FROM A PRIOR ARREST.

SHE CLAIMS MORRIS AND THIS MAN CALEB FERNANDEZ, WHOSE MUGSHOT IS ALSO TIED TO A SEPARATE CRIME, BURST IN OPENING FIRE.

JUST BEFORE THAT SHE SAYS FERNANDEZ KEPT CALLING AND TEXTING.

SHE REPORTEDLY TOLD HIM THEY WERE ALONE, THE DOGS WERE ASLEEP, AND THE DOOR WAS OPEN.

FILE

FAMILY MEMBER

He didn't deserve to die this way, in such a cruel way.

WITNESSES SAY ANOTHER MAN CLAIMED HE WAS THE LOOK-OUT THAT NIGHT.

HE PLACED TWO OTHERS THERE BESIDES MORRIS.

THAT MAKES AT LEAST 4 MEN AND ONE WOMAN POTENTIALLY TIED TO COREY'S DEATH.

THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THE INVESTIGATION REMAINS ACTIVE.

AND MORE ARRESTS COULD BE MADE.

FILE

Alexis Curry, Corey's friend

We just want to find out who did this because this is terrible.

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


NEW DOCUMENTS IN MARINE MURDER-ONCAM


MCCANN AND FERNANDEZ ARE NOT CURRENTLY CHARGED WITH CHRISTOPHER COREY'S MURDER.

AND WE'VE NOT NAMED OTHER PEOPLE MENTIONED IN THESE NEW DOCUMENTS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT OFFICIALLY SUSPECTS RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


MIDDLE EASTERN VIRUS-trx ONCAM


WE'RE FOLLOWING A DEVELOPING HEALTH STORY.

THE FIRST CASE OF A DEADLY VIRUS KNOWN AS MERS, "MIDDLE EAST RESPIRATORY SYNDROME." HAS BEEN DETECTED IN THE U-S

THE PATIENT HAD JUST RETURNED FROM SAUDI ARABIA WHERE HE WAS A HEALTH CARE WORKER.

HE'S IN ISOLATION IN AN INDIANA HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


MICHELLE KNIGHT INTERVIEW-VO WIPE


ONE OF ARIEL CASTRO'S KIDNAPPING VICTIMS IS SPEAKING TO NBC.

MICHELLE KNIGHT, WHO CHANGED HER NAME TO LILLIAN ROSE LEE, ENDURED MORE THAN A DECADE OF ABUSE IN CASTRO'S CLEVELAND HOME.

HERE SHE IS WITH SAVANNAH GUTHRIE, POINTING OUT ROOMS IN A MODEL OF THAT HOUSE.

THE TWO TALKED ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED INSIDE, AND HOW SHE'S ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD. Return to index of stories...


MICHELLE KNIGHT INTERVIEW-SOTVO


14:45 I think one of the most remarkable things about you is you are a survivor with a capital s. What do you think it is inside you that gives you that strength. Sometimes in life you have a dark past that makes you who you are but it doesn't define who you are it just makes you stronger 15:07

SHE WAS HELD IN THE HOME WITH TWO OTHER YOUNG WOMEN UNTIL THEY WERE RESCUED NEARLY A YEAR AGO.

SHE HAS A NEW BOOK, CALLED "FINDING ME."

HEAR THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW WITH SAVANNAH GUTHRIE IN A DATELINE SPECIAL SUNDAY NIGHT, AT EIGHT, ON NBC2. Return to index of stories...


JAIL EXPLOSION UPDATE-VO


NEW DETAILS TODAY ABOUT THIS WEEK'S JAIL EXPLOSION IN PENSACOLA.

THE BLAST KILLED TWO INMATES.

OFFICIALS RELEASED THE NAMES TODAY.

THEY ARE 45 YEAR OLD DAVID PAUL WEINSTEIN AND 54 YEAR OLD ROBERT EARL SIMMONS.

INVESTIGATORS THINK THE SEVERE WEATHER EARLIER THIS WEEK CAUSED A NATURAL GAS LINE TO START LEAKING.

THE JAIL'S BASEMENT HAD MORE THAN 2 FEET OF WATER BEFORE THE EXPLOSION. Return to index of stories...


BOY KILLED PROTECTING SISTER-VO


A YOUNG VIRGINIA BOY DIED WHILE TRYING TO PROTECT HIS SISTER FROM A RAPIST.

RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS GATHERED AT THE SCENE AFTER IT HAPPENED.

THEY SAY THE NINE YEAR OLD BOY AND HIS 11 YEAR OLD SISTER WERE PLAYING IN THE BACKYARD OF THEIR RICHMOND HOME YESTERDAY WHEN A TEENAGED BOY WALKED UP TO THEM AND RAPED THE GIRL.

HER BROTHER TRIED TO DEFEND HER.

THE TEEN HIT HIM IN THE HEAD WITH A BRICK AND KILLED HIM.

POLICE THINK THEY CAUGHT THE ATTACKER. Return to index of stories...


AK TROOPERS KILLED-SS


TWO ALASKA TROOPERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY HAD BEEN FEATURED ON A T-V SHOW.

GABE RICH, SEEN HERE, AND PATRICK JOHNSON, WERE SHOT YESTERDAY.

THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL SAYS THEY WERE PREVIOUSLY FEATURED IN A SERIES CALLED ALASKA STATE TROOPERS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY HAVE DETAINED ONE PERSON. Return to index of stories...


CT STABBING SUSPECT IN COURT-VO SS


TODAY THE TEENAGER ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS CLASSMATE IN THIER CONNECTICUT HIGH SCHOOL APPEARED IN COURT ON *ADULT MURDER CHARGES.

16 YEAR OLD CHRISTOPHER PLASKON IS ACCUSED OF SLASHING A CLASSMATES THROAT BECAUSE SHE WOULD NOT GO TO THE PROM WITH HIM.--

THE 16 YEAR OLD GIRL'S BODY FOUND IN A STAIRWELL AT THE SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


DONALD STERLING CANCER-VO WIPE


THERE ARE REPORTS TONIGHT THE OWNER OF THE L-A CLIPPERS DONALD STERLING HAS CANCER.

THE NEW YORK POST SAYS THE 80 YEAR OLD HAS BEEN BATTLING PROSTATE CANCER FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.

EARLIER THIS WEEK, THE N-B-A BANNED STERLING FOR LIFE FOR RACIST COMMENTS HE MADE DURING A RECORDED CONVERSATION WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND.

CLIPPERS PLAYERS REACTED TO THE NEWS OF THEIR OWNER'S CANCER. Return to index of stories...


DONALD STERLING CANCER-2 SOTVO


My thoughts and prayers are with him, nobody deserves to go through something like that.

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That's the first I've ever heard of that, that's truly unfortunate.

THE PLAYERS SPOKE AFTER LAST NIGHT'S GAME, WHICH THEY LOST.

GOLDEN STATE FORCED A GAME SEVEN IN THEIR PLAYOFF SERIES.

THAT GAME IS SET FOR TOMORROW NIGHT IN L-A. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-CLIP


"Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining, right? Doesn't matter if it's raining while you are peeing on my leg, you are still peeing on my leg."

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY THIS GUY IS SO WORKED UP--

AND WHY HIS SAYING ISN'T TOO FAR OFF IN THIS CASE.

PLUS: WE'RE GETTING AN INSIDE LOOK AT A HOME IN PENSACOLA DAMAGED BY MAJOR FLOODING THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) 25M GALLONS OF SEWAGE SPILL INTO WATER-SOTV


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TZ1 B) PENSACOLA FLOODING VICTIM-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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PENSACOLA FLOODING VICTIM-trx TC MON


AS FLOODWATERS RECEDE IN THE PANHANDLE, HOMEOWNERS ARE CHECKING OUT WHAT'S LEFT OF THEIR HOMES.

AND IT ISN'T PRETTY.

A FLOOD VICTIM GAVE REPORTER ALINA MACHADO A TOUR OF THE DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


PENSACOLA FLOODING VICTIM-PKG


: "You were inside when all of this happened?"

"Yes, I was there all night…"

IN THE 22 YEARS JAMES RAY HAS LIVED IN THIS HOUSE, HE'S NEVER SEEN THIS KIND OF DAMAGE.

: "How difficult is it for you to be standing here in this living room?"

"Very difficult. This is my life, it's gone."

RAY LIVES IN ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT NEIGHBORHOODS IN PENSACOLA WHERE MORE THAN 17 INCHES FELL IN A MATTER OF HOURS.

: "How did you know something was wrong?"

"I was in back, and I started over there and this whole closet here, I saw water coming out of the door, I mean the carpet was wet and I didn't realize the flood was coming down the hill. Then I saw water bubbling under those doors over there, and that's when I realized it was like a river out there."

: "It must have been terrifying to be inside, not really knowing what was going to happen."

"I was a little worried, but I kept seeing my magnolia tree outside I thought, I could climb that tree if I had to."

: "This is what's left of Ray's garage. You can see it's partially collapsed. It's being held up right now by a neighbor's boat, and I want to show you something that's interesting. If you look inside the garage, even though there's all this destruction, there are still tools hanging on the walls."

ALSO UNTOUCHED… A PICTURE OF RAY WITH THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE AND THE MEMORIES THEY SHARED THAT MADE THIS HOUSE THEIR HOME.

: "How do you move on from this point?"

"I don't know. I'm 80 years old almost, so I don't have too long to worry about it. I guess I'll rent some place and settle down. Finish what few years I've got left." Return to index of stories...


PENSACOLA FLOODING VICTIM-TC MON


ALINA MACHADO REPORTING.

PENSACOLA'S MAYOR SAYS THE FLOODING CAUSED AT LEAST 100 MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ON CAM


A MAN IS ACCUSED OF ROBBING A GROUP OF FLORIDA GIRL SCOUTS.

"He stole our money. It's for our Girl Scouts. We were going to go somewhere

NEXT--

WHY POLICE THINK THE THIEF HAD IT ALL PLANNED OUT.

PLUS: THERE'S SEVERAL REASONS TO PULL FOR AN UNDERDOG IN TOMORROW'S KENTUCKY DERBY.

WE'LL INTRODUCE YOU TO THE HORSE WITH SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TIES. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) GIRL SCOUTS ROBBED-SOTVO WIPE


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TZ2 B) LOCAL HORSE IN KENTUCKY DERBY-VOTOPS


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ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

A cool front is slowly edging its way down the Florida peninsula this Friday evening, bringing down plenty of clouds along with some scattered showers and storms.

As we work through the evening and overnight, expect the possibility of rain and evening a couple of thunderstorms.

The line of rain and storms will be gradually weaken as it pushes into Southwest Florida tonight, but we'll keep the chance of rain in our forecast through the overnight hours and into our Saturday.

The best chance of rain Saturday will come during the morning and midday time frame, but we should start to dry things out by the late afternoon and evening.

Plan for a mostly cloudy day on Saturday, but even with lots of cloud cover around, temperatures should manage to reach the mid 80s by the middle of the day.

Sunday will be the nicer weekend day with more sunshine and even a refreshing drop in humidity as we get on the north side of the front--where the air is slightly cooler and less humid.

Temperatures will still be rather warm by Sunday afternoon with highs reaching the mid to upper 80s, but keep in mind the air will feel a bit more comfortable as humidity levels take a dip.

Our sky will continue to clear out through the upcoming week, making way for lots of sunshine and some pretty warm temperatures.

Highs for most of next the week will peak in the upper 80s to low 90s, but overnight temperatures will be slightly cooler with lows in the mid 60s for the first half of the week.

Rain chances will stay relatively low next week with no approaching weather systems expected until next weekend. Return to index of stories...


LOCAL HORSE IN KENTUCKY DERBY-VO IN EAniBx


THE KENTUCKY DERBY IS TOMORROW.

THIS YEAR LEE COUNTY CAN CLAIM A CONNECTION TO ONE OF THE HORSES.

LONGTIME RESIDENT CHIP MCEWEN OWNS UNCLE SIGH -

THE HORSE IS A LONG SHOT TO WIN THE DERBY.

BUT AS NBC-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN DISCOVERED SOME PEOPLE ARE STILL BETTING ON THE THOROUGHBRED. Return to index of stories...


LOCAL HORSE IN KENTUCKY DERBY-PKG


Nats- showing horse

HORSE RACING HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN DIANE CORTI'S BLOOD.

nats

NOWADAYS SHE DOESN'T GO TO THE RACES - AND NEITHER DO THESE HORSES.

THEY'RE ALL RETIRED AT DAVINCI FARMS IN BUCKINGHAM WHERE CORTI SPENDS HER TIME TAKING CARE OF THEM.

Diane Corti, DaVinci Farms

02:08:45 my dad had race horses when I was a kid and he'd have them as a hobby and I got to go over to the tracks. 2:08:51

SHE'll WATCH TOMRROW'S BIG RACE WITH FRIENDS AS THEY PULL FOR UNCLE SIGH.

THE COLT'S ODDS -- 30 TO 1.

Melissa Bradford, DaVinci Farms

2:20:45 I always root for the underdog. You never know what's going to happen. I have won an 84-1 bet before so you don't ever know. Anything can happen. 2/20:56

CHIP MCEWEN OWNS UNCLE SIGH.

TODAY HE'S WITH HIS MILLION DOLLAR HORSE PREPPING FOR THE RACE.

Diane Corti, DaVinci Farms

2/09:08 it's a Christmas. It's just wonderful. I think any racetrack that I've ever been at its always an exciting day. 2:09:15

CHURCHILL DOWNS BRINGS BACK MEMORIES FOR MELISSA BRADFORD.

HER GRANDFATHER WORKED THERE.

Melissa Bradford, DaVinci Farms

2:19:43 he did retire from there bc of that growing up when we'd go we always got good racing stories. 2:18:53

STANDUP - people here will be rooting for uncle sigh, but do will this guy, chip mcewen who owns uncle sigh used to own hickey

Diane Corti, DaVinci Farms

2:11:00 never made it to the derby, never really made I to the racetrack but he's done a phenomenal job ere. 2/11:06

IF YOU NEED ANOTHER REASON TO ROOT FOR THE UNDERDOG - MCEWEN WILL DONATE SOME OF THE WINNINGS TO VETERANS FOUNDATIONS.

IN LEE COUNTY CK NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


KENTUCKY DERBY TOMORROW-SSTOPS


YOU CAN CATCH THE KENTUCKY DERBY RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2.

COVERAGE BEGINS TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT 4 PM

THE RACE IS AT 6-25. Return to index of stories...


NEARLY $2 MIL IN POT OFFLOADED-VO


TODAY THE COAST GUARD OFFLOADED NEARLY A *TON* OF MARIJUANA IN MIAMI BEACH.

IT'S WORTH ALMOST TWO MILLION DOLLARS.

THEY SEIZED IT FROM A GO-FAST BOAT IN THE CARIBBEAN LAST MONTH.

FOUR PEOPLE ONBOARD ARE FACING DRUG CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


GIRL SCOUTS ROBBED-VO WIPE


A MAN IS ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM GIRL SCOUTS IN NORTH FLORIDA.

DEPUTIES SAY THE GIRLS WERE SELLING COOKIES OUTSIDE A PUBLIX IN SAINT AUGUSTINE.

HE WAS SITTING ON A BENCH BEHIND THEM.

WHEN THE GIRLS STARTED PACKING UP FOR THE DAY, HE WALKED UP TO THE TABLE AND GRABBED A MONEY BAG.

HE GOT ON HIS BIKE AND RODE AWAY WITH ABOUT 400-DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


GIRL SCOUTS ROBBED-2 SOTVO


NO SUPER

"He stole our money. It's for our Girl Scouts. We were going to go somewhere. we were going to do some sighted-seeing, somewhere. some stuff."

"I'm angry. I mean, how could you do that to a little girl? I mean she's out here trying to make money to go to camp and do the activities that girls do and it's just infuriating."

DEPUTIES EVENTUALLY CAUGHT THE GUY, 22-YEAR-OLD EDMUND RANDOLPH ALLEN, JUNIOR.

HE'S IN JAIL. Return to index of stories...


AR LUMBER FIRE-trxVOTOPS


A FIRE MADE THE NIGHT SKY GLOW IN ARKANSAS.

THE FLAMES BURNED A LUMBER COMPANY IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE STATE OVERNIGHT.

FIREFIGHTERS FROM SEVERAL CITIES RESPONDED.

FLAMES SPREAD TO THREE OTHER BUSINESSES.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING FOR A CAUSE. Return to index of stories...


UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DOWN-CG RVL


WE HAVE SOME MIXED NEWS ABOUT THE JOB MARKET.

TODAY THE LABOR DEPARTMENT RELEASED NUMBERS FOR LAST MONTH.

EMPLOYERS ADDED 288 THOUSAND JOBS, THE MOST IN TWO YEARS.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FELL TO SIX POINT THREE PERCENT.

ITS LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 2008.

BUT ECONOMISTS THINK THE DROP IS LARGELY BECAUSE OF A SHARP DECLINE IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WORKING OR LOOKING FOR WORK. Return to index of stories...


US MATERNAL DEATHS-ONCAM


A NEW STUDY HIGHILGHTS A GROWING HEALTH PROBLEM IN AMERICA.

THE U-S IS ONE OF JUST EIGHT COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD TO SEE AN INCREASE IN MATERNAL DEATHS SINCE 2003.

THAT INCLUDES WOMEN DYING WHILE PREGNANT, DURING CHILDBIRTH, OR WITHIN A YEAR OF DELIVERY.

EXPERTS SAY IT MAY BE BECAUSE SOME WOMEN DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO MATERNAL CARE.

ALSO, THERE'S BEEN AN INCREASE IN C-SECTION DELIVERIES AND PREGNANCIES COMPLICATED BY OBESITY.

THE RESEARCH WAS PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL "THE LANCET." Return to index of stories...


25M GALLONS OF SEWAGE SPILLED INTO WATER-VO WIPE


THERE'S A DISGUSTING HEALTH CONCERN ACROSS CONNECTICUT THIS WEEKEND.

SEWAGE HAS OVERFLOWED FROM 13 TREATMENT PLANTS.

25 MILLION GALLONS OF SEWAGE FLOWED INTO THE RIVERS AND BEACHES IN STAMFORD.

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WANTS EVERYONE TO STAY OUT OF THE WATER.

OFFICIALS ARE BLAMING IT ON ALL THE RECENT RAIN. Return to index of stories...


25M GALLONS OF SEWAGE SPILLED INTO WATER-SOTVO


"Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining, right? Doesn't matter if it's raining while you are peeing on my leg, you are still peeing on my leg."

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS THE SEWAGE SHOULD STICK AROUND FOR AT LEAST A COUPLE OF DAYS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


WE ARE SEEING FLOODING IN TAMPA AND PENSACOLA, AND WE ARE NOT EVEN IN THE RAINY SEASON YET.

LEE COUNTY IS WOKRING ON A SOLUTION TO MAKE SURE ROADS IN NORTH FORT MYERS DON'T FLOOD AGAIN THIS YEAR.

AND ALL NEW AT SIX - WE JUST FOUND OUT WHO WON THE 150 MILLION DOLLAR POWERBALL LOTTERY IN COLLIER COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) NFM FLOODING FIX-VO WIPE


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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A) powerball winner-vo


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TOSS TO JOELLE-PLASMA


AS WE HEAD INTO RAINY SEASON. LEE COUNTY IS LOOKING AT SOLUTIONS TO MAKE SURE ROADS DON'T FLOOD AGAIN IN NORTH FORT MYERS,

NBC2S JOELLE PARKS IS LIVE ON SOME OF THE ROAD THAT WERE UNDERWATER DURING RAINY SEASON LAST YEAR.

JOELLE? Return to index of stories...


NFM FLOODING FIX-REM2


RESIDENTS OUT HERE NEAR NALLE GRADE ARE SICK OF IT.

TAKE A LOOK AT BAYSHORE CREEK.

IT'S POLLUTED FROM FERTILIZER AND SEWAGE FROM OUR WET SEASON.

AND WHEN IT RAINS- THIS CREEK ISN'T BIG ENOUGH TO HOLD IT IN CAUSING FLOODING,

LEE COUNTY LEADERS SAY FIXING THIS- CAN BE PART OF A BIGGER SOLUTION. Return to index of stories...


NFM FLOODING FIX-PKG


Normally a pristine paradise,

This area off of Nalle grade in north fort myers can become a nightmare.

Sot Danny Yeomans, North Fort Myers

It's terrible. The roads are all underwater and it's very hard for traffic to go through."

This is video from last years rainy season.

Sot Gabriel McNulty, North Fort Myers

It looks like a great floods about to come and we're going to have to build an arc."

Animals- stranded.

People- struggling to get to their homes.

Sot Gabriel

It gets pretty high in some areas, especially on some of the dirt roads it gets really bad."

That flood water, full of fertilizer and sewage, makes it's way to bayshore creek.

The small waterway can't hold the amount of water, keeping in flooded for months,

Until the water drains into the caloosahatchee and spreads downstream to the Gulf of Mexico,

Contributing to water quality problems.

Take sot-

Chairman Larry Kiker, Lee County Commission

All of this works together and has to be coordinated, and you gotta have a plan in place."

The plan for here-

The Nalle grade stormwater park.

It would be retention pond of sorts,

A place for excess water from watersheds to go,

be filtered by natural plant life,

then be released back into the bayshore creek *clean.

Sot Kiker

We're definitely in catch up mode and we're going to be that way for a long long time.

The county is waiting on governor Rick Scott's signature on the state budget to make this- and 3 other water quality projects happen.

The total cost for all 4- 5 million dollars,

2 million from the state.

Sot Chairman Larry Kiker, Lee County Commissioner

We don't want him to touch these projects, they're vital to out. Immunity and we want him to know about that."

Despite the support, Residents have their doubts.

Danny Yeomans

North Fort Myers

"Its fantastic if they can get it done and get it approved."

Sot Gabriel

"It'd be cool but I don't think it's ever going to happen. They're too busy adding lanes to the highway and whatnot."

Kiker says this is his priority,

And should be everyone else's as well.

Since quality of live and tourism economy depend on water.

Sot Kiker

I think that the results are going to be personal for everyone." Return to index of stories...


NFM FLOODING FIX-REM2


THIS PLAN WOULD ALSO INCLUDE A RECREATION AREA AND HABITAT PARK.

ONCE APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR- ALL 4 PROJECTS ARE READY TO GO.

REPORTING LIVE JP. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


New Details

Video Released

POLICE DASHCAMERA VIDEO SHOWS A LOCAL LAWMAKER WEAVING IN AND OUT OF HIS LANE AT TWO O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING.

have you been drinking tonight

NEW DETAILS ABOUT DANE EAGLE'S DUI ARREST.

All New

Medical Marijuana

PLUS, MEDICAL MARIJUANA COULD BE LEGAL IN FLORIDA SOONER THAN YOU THOUGHT.

TONIGHT - THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR SAYS HE SUPPORTS A CONTROVERSIAL BILL THAT JUST PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

New Details

Widespread Flooding

AND HEAVY RAIN BROUGHT TRAFFIC TO A CRAWL ON I-75.

TONIGHT - THE SAME STORM SYSTEM THAT BROUGHT HISTORIC FLOODING TO PENSACOLA MOVES INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ROBERT'S FIRST ALERT FORECAST IS NEXT AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


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POLICE DASHCAMERA VIDEO SHOWS A LOCAL LAWMAKER WEAVING IN AND OUT OF HIS LANE AT TWO O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING.

NEW DETAILS ABOUT DANE EAGLE'S DUI ARREST. Return to index of stories...


HLB medical marijuana-trxVO


PLUS, MEDICAL MARIJUANA COULD BE LEGAL IN FLORIDA SOONER THAN YOU THOUGHT.

TONIGHT - THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR SAYS HE SUPPORTS A CONTROVERSIAL BILL THAT JUST PASSED THE LEGISLATURE. Return to index of stories...


HLC tampa flooding-trxSOTVO


nats of rain

AND HEAVY RAIN BROUGHT TRAFFIC TO A CRAWL ON I-75.

TONIGHT - THE SAME STORM SYSTEM THAT BROUGHT HISTORIC FLOODING TO PENSACOLA MOVES INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ROBERT'S FIRST ALERT FORECAST IS NEXT AT SIX. Return to index of stories...