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ANCHOR SUPERS BARBARA WALTER INTERVIEW-TRX, ONCAM, VO
HEADLINES-ANIBOXES BARBARA WALTER INTERVIEW-SOTVO
CAR INTO GAS STATION-VIDBOX MICHELLE KNIGHT INTERVIEW-ONCAM, VO
DAN EAGLE DASH CAM-VIDBOX MICHELLE KNIGHT INTERVIEW-SOTVO
KENTUCKY DERBY-VIDBOX FL HOME BREAKIN-ONCAM, SS
WX HEADLINE-WX CENTER FL HOME BREAKIN-TRX, PKG
GOOD MORNING-1 SHOT FL HOME BREAKIN-OTS
OPEN-CLIP NEW DOCUMENTS IN MARINE MURDER-OTS, VO
GOOD MORNING-TOWER CAM NEW DOCUMENTS IN MARINE MURDER-SOTVO
TODAY'S WEATHER-WX CENTER JAIL EXPLOSION UPDATE-TRX, ONCAM, VO
JOELLE: CAR INTO GAS STATION-ONCAM, TRX JAIL EXPLOSION UPDATE-SOTVO
JOELLE: CAR INTO GAS STATION-VO IN PLASMA SCHENECKER JURY SEATED-VOTOPS
JOELLE: CAR INTO GAS STATION-VO FL CELL PHONE JAMMER-ONCAM, VO
JOELLE: CAR INTO GAS STATION-SOTVO FL CELL PHONE JAMMER-SOTVO
JOELLE: CAR INTO GAS STATION-VO IN PLASMA TEASE FOUR-ONCAM
MISSING FM TEEN-TRX, ONCAM, SS (4) TZ4 CLIFTON LIVE-LIVE LOOK
MISSING CHILD-WIPE, SSTOPS TZ4 MEDICAL MARIJUANA-VOTOPS
CAPE OFFICER VIC SPEAKS-OTS, VO FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
DANE EAGLE DASHCAM VIDEO-TRX, SOTVO, TAG FORECAST-WXWALL
DANE EAGLE DASHCAM VIDEO-PKG CLIFTON: BATTLE OF THE BADGES-ONCAM, BOXES
DANE EAGLE DASHCAM VIDEO-TAG CLIFTON: BATTLE OF THE BADGES-LIVE
COLLIER HOME INVASIONS FOLO-TRX, ONCAM, SS FLORIDA LEG LAST DAY-TRX, ONCAM
HOME INVASION-VOTOPS-OC BILLS APPROVED-CGTOPS
WHISKEY CREEK BREAKIN-ONCAM,V O MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL-TRX, OTS
WHISKEY CREEK BREAKIN-SOTVO MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL-PKG
TODD AKERS TRIAL-OTS, VO MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL-TAG
RENTAL SCAM-TRX, ONCAM, VO DREIKORN ANNOUNCEMENT-ONCAM, VO
RENTAL SCAM-SOTVO DREIKORN ANNOUNCEMENT-SOT VO
OIL DRILLING LATEST-TRX, VOTOPS CONTROVERSIAL OIL DRILLING UPDATE-TRX, VOTOPS, EAN
PENSACOLA FLOODING-ONCAM, VO CONTROVERSIAL OIL DRILLING UPDATE-PKG
TAMPA FLOODING-WIPE, VOTOPS COLLIER SHERIFF BUDGET-OTS-SS
TEASE ONE-ONCAM CAPE CORAL TOWN HALL-ONCAM
TZ1 CLIFTON & THINGS TO DO-LIVE LOOK S.FORT MYERS WATER BOIL-SS
TZ1 DERBY PARTY PLANNING-VOTOPS TOSS TO BREAK-ONCAM
CLIFTON: BATTLE OF THE BADGES-ONCAM, EANIBOX NEWS OPEN-CLIP
CLIFTON: BATTLE OF THE BADGES-LIVE GOOD MORNING 3-2 SHOT IN WX CENTER
CLIFTON: BATTLE OF THE BADGES-VO FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER
FORECAST OPEN-CLIP LEHIGH CAR INTO BUILDING-TRX, VO IN PLASMA
FORECAST-WXWALL LEHIGH CAR INTO BUILDING-trxPKG
DERBY PARTY PLANNING-ON CAM LEHIGH CAR INTO BUILDING-ONCAM
DERBY PARTY PLANNING-PKG MISSING FM TEEN-TRX, ONCAM, SS (4)
DERBY PARTY PLANNING-SS TOPS MISSING CHILD-WIPE, SSTOPS
DERBY PARTY CHARLOTTE COUNTY -ONCAM, SS CAPE OFFICER VIC SPEAKS-OTS, VO
DERBY PARTY NAPLES -SSTOPS COLLIER HOME INVASIONS FOLO-TRX, ONCAM, SS
TASTE OF MARCO-OTS, SS HOME INVASION-VOTOPS-OC
MERCATO INTERNATION FOOD FEST-SSTOPS WHISKEY CREEK BREAKIN-ONCAM,V O
T2D: TASTE OF THE BEACH-VIDBOX WHISKEY CREEK BREAKIN-SOTVO
FAMILY FUN DAY-ONCAM, SS TODD AKERS TRIAL-OTS, VO
HEROES ON THE BAY-SS TOPS RENTAL SCAM-TRX, ONCAM, VO
PADDLE BOARD RACE-CGTOPS RENTAL SCAM-SOTVO
FIREWORKS AT STONECRABS GAME-OTS, SS OIL DRILLING LATEST-TRX, VOTOPS
SHARON HARRIGTON-SSTOPS TEASE SIX-ONCAM
SHOE LINE AT COASTLAND MALL-SS TOPS TZ6 CLIFTON LIVE-VOWP
TEASE TWO-ONCAM, TRASH OR TREASURE-SOTTOPS
TZ2 LAST EDISON STATE-SOTVO TRASH OR TREASURE-PKG
BUSCH GARDENS TRIP CANCELLED-ONCAM, VO FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
BUSCH GARDENS TRIP CANCELLED-SOTVO FORECAST-WX WALL
LAST EDISON STATE GRADUATION-EANIBOX CROSSTALK-2 SHOT
LAST EDISON STATE GRADUATION-PKG CLIFTON LIVE-2 SHOT, EANIBOXES
TEASE THREE-ONCAM CLIFTON LIVE-LIVE
TZ3 KENTUCKY DERBY-LIVE LOOK HEALTH MATTERS: ASTHMA & ALLERGIES-TRX, VO IN PLAS
TZ3 BARBARA WALTER INTERVIEW-SOTVO HEALTH MATTERS: ASTHMA & ALLERGIES-PKG
HEADLINES-TC MON ASTHMA BONE LOSS-TRX, VOTOPS
FL HOME BREAKINS-TC MON 1ST US MERS CASE-ONCAM, VO
NEW DOCUMENTS-TC MON TEASE SEVEN-ONCAM
FL CELL PHONE JAMMER-TC MON TZ6 DERBY DRESSING-VOTOPS
MAIN OPEN-CLIP KENTUCKY DERBY DRESSING-INTRO
GOOD MORNING 2-WX GRAPHICS TOPS KENTUCKY DERBY DRESSING-PKG
FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER KENTUCKY DERBY DRESSING-SSTOPS
JOELLE: KENTUCKY DERBY-SAT TOPS, 2 SHOT BIG LOTTO PRIZE CLAIMED-OTS-VO
JOELLE: KENTUCKY DERBY-OTS TS LEHIGH CAR INTO STORE-TRX-VOTOPS-WIPE
JOELLE: KENTUCKY DERBY-VO TS MISSING FM TEEN-SSTOPS(3)
JOELLE: KENTUCKY DERBY-SOTVO TS MISSING CHILD-SSTOPS
JOELLE: KENTUCKY DERBY-VO, SS, BNR TS FL LEGISLATURE-ONCAM
JOELLE: KENTUCKY DERBY-SS, 2 SHOT, EANIBOXES TS COLLIER HOME INVASIONS-VOTOPS,SS
KENTUCKY WEATHER-WX WALL TS LOCAL HORSE IN DERBY-SSTOPS
US JOBS REPORT-TRX, OTS, VO FINAL WEATHER-3-SHOT
US JOBS REPORT-SOTVO CLOSE-3-SHOT
SOUTH KOREA FERRY UPDATE-TRX, ONCAM, VO CREDITS-REM LIVE


ANCHOR SUPERS


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HEADLINES-ANIBOXES


EXCLUSIVE SURVILLANCE VIDEO OF A CAR SLAMMING INTO A CONVENIENCE STORE, SHATTERING GLASS AND COMING TO A STOP AT THE BACK SIDE OF TEH BUILDING.

IT WAS A WILD SCENE LATE LAST NIGHT. WE'LL WALK YOU THROUGH WHAT HAPPENED.

PLUS--DASH CAM VIDEO FROM THE NIGHT A FLORIDA LAWMAKER WAS PULLED OVER AND ARRESTED FOR DUI IN TALLAHASSEE.

AND IT'S CONSIDERED THE GREATEST 2 MINUTES IN SPORTS, AND YOU CAN SEE IT LIVE LATER TODAY RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2.

THE JOCKEYS AND THE HORSES ARE UP AND FINAL PREPARATIONS ARE UNDERWAY FROM THE BEAUTIFUL HATS AND THE MINT JULIPS, WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED.

A LIVE REPORT IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


CAR INTO GAS STATION-VIDBOX


EXCLUSIVE VIDEO THAT YOU WILL ONLY SEE HERE.

A WILD SCENE LATE LAST NIGHT WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING.

WE'LL WALK YOU THROUGH WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


DAN EAGLE DASH CAM-VIDBOX


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KENTUCKY DERBY-VIDBOX


IT'S CONSIDERED THE GREATEST 2 MINUTES IN SPORTS, AND YOU CAN SEE IT LIVE LATER TODAY RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2.

THE JOCKEYS AND THE HORSES ARE UP AND FINAL PREPARATIONS ARE UNDERWAY FROM THE BEAUTIFUL HATS AND THE MINT JULIPS, WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED.

A LIVE REPORT IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


WX HEADLINE-WX CENTER


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GOOD MORNING-1 SHOT


GOOD MORNING EVERYONE. WELCOME IN ON THIS DERBY DAY.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

WE HAVE A JAM PACKED SHOW THIS MORNING, COMING YOUR WAY IN 60 SECONDS. Return to index of stories...


OPEN-CLIP


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GOOD MORNING-TOWER CAM


GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE ARE KICKING OFF OUR WEEKEND SOME SOGGY WEATHER.

HERE'S A LIVE LOOK RIGHT OUTSIDE OF NBC-2 STUDIOS.

WELCOME TO NBC-2 NEWS TODAY

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

BEFORE WE GET INTO TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING IS STANDING BY IN THE WEATHER CENTER WITH MORE ON TODAY'S FORECAST 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 SThe good news about our weekend weather is sunshine will be in the forecast, but before it gets sunny, it's going to be cloudy and even soggy.

A weak cool front is edging its way down the peninsula this morning, which will keep our weather very cloudy, and at times stormy, through the first half of the weekend.

Fortunately for those with outdoor plans, the entire weekend won't be a washout.

The best chance of rain and storms will come today as moisture flows into Southwest Florida ahead of a cool front. The main window of opportunity for rain will be this morning through the mid afternoon time frame, and we may even see some thunderstorms in the mix.

The rain will begin to diminish by late this afternoon, and our sky will start to clear tonight into Sunday morning.

Even with lots of clouds around today, it's going to be fairly warm; temperatures will peak anywhere from the upper 70s to the mid 80s.

For the second half our weekend, the forecast looks phenomenal. We'll even start off our Sunday a little on the cooler side with temperatures in the lower half of the 60s early in the morning.

Another nice change tomorrow will be the drop in humidity as our winds become more northerly in the wake of the front. It's still going to be warm, however, with daytime highs in the upper 80s by Sunday afternoon.

Sunday will also end up being very sunny and mainly dry.

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.

AID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: CAR INTO GAS STATION-ONCAM, TRX


SHATTERED GLASS,

BROKEN SHELVES.

ALL NEW THIS MORNING-

A CONVENIENT STORE IS IN SHAMBLES THIS MORNING,

AFTER A CAR CRASHES THROUGH IT!

NBC-2 WAS FIRST ON SCENE,

AND WE'RE THE ONLY TV STATION WITH THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWING THE IMPACT.

NBC-2'S JOELLE PARKS JOINS US LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH THE EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE- Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: CAR INTO GAS STATION-VO IN PLASMA


AMAZING NEW VIDEO SHOWING THE MOMENT OF IMPACT,

AS A CAR BARRELS THROUGH THE STORE,

BARELY MISSING A MAN. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: CAR INTO GAS STATION-VO


TAKE A LOOK AT THE DAMAGE-

THE BMW TRAVELING THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR --

COMING TO A STOP AT THE OTHER END OF THE BUILDING --

THE CRASH, SO LOUD, IT SOUNDED LIKE AN EXPLOSION --

THE OWNED THIS STORE FOR 13 YEARS --

HE SAYS IT WAS JUST BEFORE 10 FRIDAY NIGHT -- WHEN HIS STORE IN THE 14-HUNDRED BLOCK OF LEE BLVD WAS DESTORYED. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: CAR INTO GAS STATION-SOTVO


Ahmed Chowdhery, Owner

"I couldn't understand what was going on at first. i see the front of the car coming inside, then I just moved back and just keep watching that's all. After that, called 911."

THE OWNER WAS BEHIND THE COUNTER --

HIS FRIEND AND EMPLOYEE WAS STANDING IN THE PATH OF THIS CAR --

BOTH ESCAPED WITHOUT ANY INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: CAR INTO GAS STATION-VO IN PLASMA


IT'S STILL UNCLEAR WHY THE CAR WENT INTO THE STORE --

DEPUTIES TELL US NOBODY WAS INJURED -- AND ALCOHOL WAS NOT A FACTOR --

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF THERE WILL BE ANY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


MISSING FM TEEN-TRX, ONCAM, SS (4)


FORT MYERS POLICE NEED YOUR HELP FINDING A MISSING TEEN.

POLICE SAY GINELIZ PACHECO CAUSED A COMMOTION THEN RAN AWAY FROM THE PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS THURSDAY.

THAT'S WHEN THEY SAY SHE JUMPED INTO A VAN WITH A STRANGER.

NO ONE HAS SEEN HER SINCE.

THIS IS A SURRVAILENCE PICTURE OF THE VAN.

IT'S A 2001 GREEN FORD WINDSTAR.

POLICE PACHECO HAS RUN AWAY BEFORE-

SHE'S A TEEN.SHE NEEDS HELP.

PLEASE CALL FORT MYERS POLICE IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


MISSING CHILD-WIPE, SSTOPS


ALSO DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

A SOUTH FLORIDA BABY IS MISSING.

LAW ENFORCEMENT BELIEVES 6-MONTH OLD PERRY FLETCHER *JR. IS WITH THIS MAN - PERRY FLETCHER *SR.

LATE FRIDAY NIGHT A MISSING CHILD ALERT WAS ISSUED.

THE MAN AND CHILD WERE LAST SEEN IN BROWARD COUNTY.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THEIR WHEREABOUTS - PLEASE CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE OFFICER VIC SPEAKS-OTS, VO


N-B-C-2 CONTINUES TO DIG DEEPER INSIDE OF A SEX SCANDAL INVOLVING A CAPE CORAL POLICE OFFICER.

THIS MORNING, WE'RE HEARING FROM THE VICTIM --

OFFICER CASEY ORTIZ WAS ARRESTED WEDNESDAY-- ACCUSED OF PICKING UP A 16-YEAR-OLD IN HIS PATROL CAR AND HAVING SEX WITH HER MULTIPLE TIMES --

WE SPOKE WITH THE VICTIM AND HER FAMILY OFF CAMERA --

HER DAD TELLS US HE FEELS THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT ACTED QUICKLY ON THE ALLEGATIONS AND IS HAPPY ABOUT THAT.

HE SAYS HE KNOWS THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT AND EXPECTS JUSTICE TO BE SERVED.

THE TEENAGER TOLD US -- SHE'S NOT AT FAULT.

IN THE ARREST WARRANT -- CASEY ORTIZ ADMITTED HE PICKED THE TEEN UP IN HIS POLICE CAR AND SAID THAT WAS WRONG ON HIS PART.

HOWEVER HE DENIES EVER HAVING SEX WITH HER.

RIGHT NOW -- ORTIZ IS ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE WITHOUT PAY. Return to index of stories...


DANE EAGLE DASHCAM VIDEO-TRX, SOTVO, TAG


have you been drinking tonight?

THIS MORNING, FOR THE 1ST TIME WE ARE SHOWING YOU DASHCAMERA VIDEO FROM THE NIGHT THAT STATE REPRESENTATE DANE EAGLE ARREST FOR DRUNK DRIVING.

THAT WAS HIM BEING QUESTIONED BY AN OFFICER DURING A TRAFFIC STOP

NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS GIVES US THE PLAY BY PLAY LEADING UP TO EAGLE'S ARREST. Return to index of stories...


DANE EAGLE DASHCAM VIDEO-PKG


IT STARTS WITH THIS TURN OUT OF TACO BELL

ITS AN EARLY MONDAY MORNING IN TALLAHASSEE- JUST BEFORE 2AM LATE APRIL.

THE MAN DRIVING IS CAPE CORAL STATE REP. DANE EAGLE.

THE FOOTAGE -- RECORDED BY A TALLAHASSEE POLICE OFFICER'S DASH CAM.

THE VIDEO SHOWCASING WHY POLICE SAY THE ARRESTED EAGLE AND CHARGED HIM WITH DRUNK DRIVING.

MINUTE BY MINUTE- YOU CAN SEE POLICE STAY WITH EAGLE AS HE SWERVES, COMES INTO CLOSE CONTACT WITH CURBS, AND RUNS A RED LIGHT.

ONCE EAGLE IS PULLED OVER- THE CONSERVATION BEGINS

YOU CAN HEAR EAGLE TELL THE OFFICER HE'S TRYING TO GET HOME

ADMITTING HIS A STATE LEGISLATURE, AND ADAMANTLY DENYING DRINKING AND DRIVING.

ONCE EAGLE STEPS OUT OF THE CAR- WEARING WHAT APPEARS TO BE A SHIRT AND SHORTS THE OFFICER BEINGS TO QUESTION EAGLE'S DRIVING.

THE OFFICER TELLS THE 30 YEAR OLD HE CAN SMELL ALCOHOL ON HIS BREATH AND SAW HIM STUMBLE TO GET OUT OF HIS CAR.

THE OFFICER ASKS EAGLE IF HE IS WILLING TO TAKE FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS.

YOU CAN HEAR EAGLE REFUSE AND TELL THE OFFICER HE'S "GOOD TO GET HOME"

THE OFFICER THEN TELLS EAGLE HE'S UNDER ARREST FOR D-U-I AND IS PLACED IN THE BACK OF THE COP CAR.

NBC2 SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY WITH EAGLE IN TALLAHASSEE SHORTY AFTER THE ARREST

HE TOLD US HE SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS ACTIONS.

" What do you have to say to the people of Southwest Florida who are individually who are you know getting pretty tired of the people they elect get in trouble? Yeah, I'm sorry for the situation that I am in. I am sorry that this situation is even an issue, I do regret that I do apologize" Return to index of stories...


DANE EAGLE DASHCAM VIDEO-TAG


NBC-2 SPOKE WITH DANE EAGLE FRIDAY NIGHT.

HE TELLS US HE HAS NOT HAD TIME TO REVIEW THE FOOTAGE BECAUSE OF THE LAST DAY OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

EAGLE ALSO SAYS HE LOOKS FORWARD TO ADDRESSING THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE ARREST WHEN HE GETS HOME NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOME INVASIONS FOLO-TRX, ONCAM, SS


NBC-2 IS STAYING ON TOP OF A STRING OF VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

RIGHT NOW LOCAL INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW WORKING WITH POLICE NEAR ORLANDO AFTER A SIMILAR ATTACK THERE.

SINCE THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY --

5 COLLIER COUNTY FAMILIES HAVE BEEN TIED UP BY MASKED MEN AND ROBBED. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION-VOTOPS-OC


INVESTIGATORS ARE WONDERING IF A HOME INVASION IN WINDERMERE IS CONNECTED.

IN THIS CASE- A COUPLE RETURNED HOME TO FIND THREE MEN DRESSED AS NINJAS IN THEIR DRIVEWAY.

ROBBERS TIED UP THE HOMEOWNER AND ANOTHER MAN. FORCED THEM INSIDE TO ROB THEM.

THEN TOOK OFF IN ONE OF THE MEN'S CARS- THE VEHICLE WAS FOUND JUST A MILE DOWN THE ROAD.

COUNT ON N-B-C 2 TO CONTINUE FOLLOWING THIS DISTURBING TREND OF HOME INVASIONS.

SO FAR IN COLLIER COUNTY- THE TASK FORCE HAS RECIEVED 55 TIPS- BUT NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE. Return to index of stories...


WHISKEY CREEK BREAKIN-ONCAM,V O


NBC-2 IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT A BREAK-IN INSIDE A FORT MYERS HOME.

IT HAPPENED ON CLARET COURT --IN THE WHISKEY CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD OFF OF MCGREGOR.

NEIGHBORS SAY THE BURGLARS SMASHED THROUGH THE WINDOW MONDAY MORNING.

TAKING VALUBALES AND A CAR. Return to index of stories...


WHISKEY CREEK BREAKIN-SOTVO


Margie Lennon

Lives Near Burglary

19:44 they told me somebody had broken through a front window climbed through somehow or other --i don't know how they found the keys--stole the van from the garage 19:53 i did not hear any of those thing and I am a light sleeper 19:57

NEIGHBORS BELIEVE THE HOME MAY HAVE BEEN TARGETED BECAUSE THE OWNER IS A SEASONAL RESIDENT.

BUT THEY SAY THEY'RE WORRIED BECAUSE THERE WERE NO SIGNS --

NO ONE WAS HOME. Return to index of stories...


TODD AKERS TRIAL-OTS, VO


THIS MORNING WE ARE LOOKING AHEAD TO WHEN THE MURDER TRIAL OF TODD AKERS WILL RESUME.

AND WE'RE LEARNING THERE COULD BE A LOT OF DRAMA IN THE COURTROOM WHEN THAT HAPPENS.

AKERS IS THE EAST NAPLES MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS FINANCE'S 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

INVESTIGATORS SAY AKERS WAS BY HIMSELF IN HIS APARTMENT -

WATCHING ABIGAIL BORAN - WHEN HE INTENTIONALLY DROPPED AND KILLED HER.

AKERS SAYS SHE MUST HAVE ACCIDENTALLY FELL FROM HER BED.

WE SPOKE TO AKERS DEFENSE ATTORNEY WHO SAYS AKERS MAY TAKE THE STAND ON MONDAY.

YOU CAN COUNT ON N-B-C-2 TO BE IN THE COURTROOM. Return to index of stories...


RENTAL SCAM-TRX, ONCAM, VO


NBC-2 IS UNCOVERING THE LATEST INSIDE A VACATION RENTAL SCAM IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

BARBARA HARMS LIVES IN MARYLAND BUT OWNS THIS VACATION RENTAL ON PRIMO DRIVE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

SHE GOT A CALL FROM A WOMAN SAYING SHE SAW AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST AND WANTED TO RENT THE PROPERTY.

HARMS SAID SHE DIDN'T HAVE AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST.

THE RENTER TOLD HARMS WHOEVER SHE WAS EMAILING WITH ASKED FOR A DEPOSIT. Return to index of stories...


RENTAL SCAM-SOTVO


Barbara Harms, Rental Scam

:06:42 i dont know why they picked out ours. I am mad. If he feels he

can cheat people out of money, that's just not right.

HARMS RENTS HER PROPERTY THROUGH CENTURY 21.

THEY TOLD HER THIS TYPE OF THING HAPPENS ALOT.

HARMS CONTACTED THE SCAMMER HERSELF- PRETENDING TO BE AN INTERESTED RENTER.

HE RESPONDED BACK-BUT SHE HASN'T HEARD FROM HIM SINCE. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING LATEST-TRX, VOTOPS


A MAJOR DEVELOPMENT IN A STORY WE'RE CLOSELY FOLLOWING.

ALSO A TEMPORARY WIN FOR THOSE CALLING FOR AN END TO OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

ON FRIDAY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ORDERED THE DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY TO STOP ALL NEW DRILLING OPERATIONS IN FLORIDA -- UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO WHAT THE STATE CALLS ILLEGAL DRILLING AT A SITE SOUTH OF LAKE TRAFFORD.

COUNT ON N-B-C-2 TO TO BRING YOU ANY OTHER NEW DEVELOPMENTS AS THEY COME IN. Return to index of stories...


PENSACOLA FLOODING-ONCAM, VO


AFTER HISTORIC FLOODING SWAMPED THE FLORIDA PANDHANDLE.

CLEAN UP AEFFORTS ARE NOW UNDERWAY.

HOMEOWNERS ARE SALVAGING FAMILY PICTURES IMPACTED IN THE HIGH WATERS.

THE HARDEST HIT COUNTIES ARE SANA ROSA AND ESCAMBIA.

IT WILL TAKE DAYS FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TO FIND OUT HOW MANY HOMES, BUSINESSES, AND ROADS ARE DAMAGED.

IN PENSACOLA THE SCENIC HIGHWAY BUCKLED WHILE TWO CARS WERE ON IT. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA FLOODING-WIPE, VOTOPS


AND THINGS ARE SLOWLY GETTING BACK TO NORMAL.

AFTER A SYSTEM OF POWERFUL STORMS BROUGHT HEAVY RAINS TO THE TAMPA AREA.

YOU CAN SEE THE STREETS WERE FLOODED LEAVING DRIVERS SCRAMBLING TO FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

AS THE RAIN HAMMERED HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, POLICE SAID THEY WERE RESPONDING TO MULTIPLE CALLS OF MOTORISTS STRANDED IN FLOODED STREETS.

SEVERAL PEOPLE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO ABANDON VEHICLES AND WALK THROUGH THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-ONCAM


TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

UP NEXT. A BIG EVENT HAPPENING IN FORT MYERS.

IT'S THE BATTLE OF THE BADGES.

YOU CAN CATCH YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BATTLE IT OUT ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE.

PLUS IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO THIS WEEKEND WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED WITH A FULL LIST OF EVENTS HAPPENING.

AND IT'S KENTUCKY DERBY WEEKEND!

AFTER THE BREAK HOW YOU CAN ENJOY THE EVENT IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD.

WE HAVE THE PARTY PLANNING TIPS NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 CLIFTON & THINGS TO DO-LIVE LOOK


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TZ1 DERBY PARTY PLANNING-VOTOPS


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CLIFTON: BATTLE OF THE BADGES-ONCAM, EANIBOX


A BIG EVENT IS HAPPENING TODAY IN FORT MYERS --

A DAY LONG SOFT-BALL TOURNAMENT, ALL TO BENEFIT THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CRIMESTOPPERS --

IT'S HAPPENING ALL DAY AT THE LEE COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX OFF OF SIX-MILE CYPRESS PKWY --

MY CO-ANCHOR CLIFTON FRENCH IS THERE LIVE WITH WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON: BATTLE OF THE BADGES-LIVE


More than two dozen law enforcement agencies

The public is invited to this free event.

Gates open at 8 a.m.

the last game is scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m. Many people from the community attend to

4 games going on at the 4 fields throughout the day,

there will be raffle prizes, vendor booths, and carnival games for the kids.

Trish ROUTTE, crimestoppers Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON: BATTLE OF THE BADGES-VO


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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.

The good news about our weekend weather is sunshine will be in the forecast, but before it gets sunny, it's going to be cloudy and even soggy.

A weak cool front is edging its way down the peninsula this morning, which will keep our weather very cloudy, and at times stormy, through the first half of the weekend.

Fortunately for those with outdoor plans, the entire weekend won't be a washout.

The best chance of rain and storms will come today as moisture flows into Southwest Florida ahead of a cool front. The main window of opportunity for rain will be this morning through the mid afternoon time frame, and we may even see some thunderstorms in the mix.

The rain will begin to diminish by late this afternoon, and our sky will start to clear tonight into Sunday morning.

Even with lots of clouds around today, it's going to be fairly warm; temperatures will peak anywhere from the upper 70s to the mid 80s.

For the second half our weekend, the forecast looks phenomenal. We'll even start off our Sunday a little on the cooler side with temperatures in the lower half of the 60s early in the morning.

Another nice change tomorrow will be the drop in humidity as our winds become more northerly in the wake of the front. It's still going to be warm, however, with daytime highs in the upper 80s by Sunday afternoon.

Sunday will also end up being very sunny and mainly dry.

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...


DERBY PARTY PLANNING-ON CAM


TODAY IS THE 140TH RUNNING OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A WAY TO JOIN IN ON THE FUN, HOW ABOUT HOSTING YOUR OWN PARTY.

NBC CAROLYN MANNO DISCUSSES SOME OF THE ESSENTIALS FOR ENTERTAINING YOUR VERY OWN AT-HOME DERBY PARTY. Return to index of stories...


DERBY PARTY PLANNING-PKG


I am Carolyn Manno joined by event planner Sara McCall. If you don't have tickets to the Derby it's okay because you can plan your own Derby party."

"Yeah absolutely"

"I see the Mint Juleps on the table. That is a must have for any Derby party. What else can you serve at a Derby Party?"

"Well we have some cute little desserts. We have the mint juleps cupcakes, the run for the Roses cupcakes. We also have the derby pies super cute little pecan pies. We also have- these are really fun- the bourbon balls which are actually just a chocolate cake ball and actually just add a bourbon into it."

" I love it very festival and right on trend with the occasion. I also see you have some homemade goodies here to kind of decorative your Derby party."

"Yeah"

"I feel like I can even make these."

"Absolutely! Anyone can do these."

"Okay, what are these?"

"You can enjoy your mint julep in this, but we just cut out strips of felt and we added the numbers for the jockey silks?"

"I love it! How about a centerpiece because you found this little guy in a local craft store right?"

"Yeah I found him in the kids section! Super easy. We just got a wooden box, you can get actual roses at a local florist or grocery store, cut them, stick them in there, got a little wheat grass and Tada!"

"What's the most important thing to remember when you are hosting a Derby party?"

"Well you got to have the mint juleps for sure, you got to have some food, and you want to have some games as well."

"Looking the part and having a ton of good food and stuff to drink makes for an excellent Derby party. Saturday, May 3rd on NBC. Sara, Thank you!"

"Thank you for having me." Return to index of stories...


DERBY PARTY PLANNING-SS TOPS


YOU CAN CATCH ALL THE ACTION RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


DERBY PARTY CHARLOTTE COUNTY -ONCAM, SS


THERE ARE SEVERAL DERBY PARTY HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ONE IS AT THE ISLES YACHT CLUB IN PUNTA GORDA.

IT BENEFITS THE HOMELSS COALITION. THEY HAVE BEEN RAISING MONEY THROUGH FUN ACTIVITIES SINCE JANUARY, AND TODAY IS THE BIG PARTY TO WATCH THE DERBY AND CELEBRATE A SUCCESFUL CAMPAIGN.

IT'S FROM 4:30 - 7:30. DERBY THEMED FOOD, DERBY GAMES, RAFFLES, AND DERBY DRINKS. Return to index of stories...


DERBY PARTY NAPLES -SSTOPS


AND THE ANNUAL DERBY DASH IS TONIGHT IN NAPLES AT THE RIDGEWAY BAR AND GRILL ON 3RD STREET SOUTH.

SIGNATURE MINT JULIPS, 50/50 RAFFLES, BEST DRESSED AND HAT CONTESTS.

ALL THE PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE NAPLES JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

IT GOES FROM 5 TO 7:30 p.m. Return to index of stories...


TASTE OF MARCO-OTS, SS


IF YOU'RE A FOOD LOVER -- WE'VE GOT THREE EVENTS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS WEEKEND.

FIRST UP --

IT'S THE TASTE OF MARCO TOMORROW AT THE ESPLANADE FROM 11 A.M. TO FIVE.

ADMISSION IS FIVE BUCKS -- FOOD IS SEPARATE.

AND IT BENEFITS THE Y-M-C-A.

YOU CAN TAKE THE KIDDOS TOO -- CHILDREN UNDER 12 ARE FREE. Return to index of stories...


MERCATO INTERNATION FOOD FEST-SSTOPS


AND IF YOU WANT TO TRY SOME INTERNATIONAL FOOD -- HEAD TO THE MERCATO SHOPS IN NAPLES SUNDAY.

THE FESTIVAL IS FROM NOON TO FOUR.

YOU'LL FIND FOOD FROM RESTAURANTS LIKE -- MASA, GRACE AND SHELLY'S CUPCAKES, NAPLES FLATBREAD AND TONS MORE.

THERE'S ALSO DRINKS AND LIVE MUSIC.

ADMISSION IS FREE -- FOOD IS SEPARATE --

THE EVENT SUPPORTS ST. MATTHEW'S HOUSE AND PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS. Return to index of stories...


T2D: TASTE OF THE BEACH-VIDBOX


THE 19TH ANNUAL TASTE OF THE BEACH IS SUNDAY FROM 11 TO 5.

YOU'LL FIND SIGNATURE DISHES FROM MORE THAN 20 RESTAURANTS ON FORT MYERS BEACH ALONG WITH LIVE MUSIC AND DRINKS.

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FAMILY FUN DAY-ONCAM, SS


IT'S FAMLY FUN DAY TODAY IN NAPLES.

THE EVENT STARTS AT 11 ON PINE RIDGE ROAD.

IT'S HOSTED BY THE NAPLES AREA BOARD OF REALTORS.

LOTS OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY TO ENJOY.

LOTS OF FOOD, A DUNK TANK, PRIZES, FIRE TRUCK RIDES, FACE PAINTING, AND A BOUNCE HOUSE.

IT LASTS UNTIL 2PM. Return to index of stories...


HEROES ON THE BAY-SS TOPS


THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HEROES ON THE WATER CHAPTER ARE KAYAKING, AND FISHING RIGHT NOW.

IT'S AN EVENT FOR WOUNDED VETERANS, FIRST RESPONDERS, AND THEIR FAMILIES ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

LUNCH WILL BE SERVED AFTER VETERANS, GUIDES, AND VOLUNTEERS. Return to index of stories...


PADDLE BOARD RACE-CGTOPS


ALSO HAPPENING TODAY, A STAND UP PADDLE BOARD RACE IN NAPLES.

THINGS KICKED OFF ABOUT 30 MINUTES AGO AT THE BAYFRONT. THEY WILL BE THERE UNTIL NOON.

IT BENEFITS THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS. Return to index of stories...


FIREWORKS AT STONECRABS GAME-OTS, SS


IF THE WEATHER HOLDS, YOU CAN CATCH FIREWORKS THIS WEEKEND IN CHARLOTTTE COUNTY.

THE STONE CRABS WILL SET THEM OFF AFTER THEIR BASEBALL GAME TONIGHT.

IT'S ALSO BREAST CANCER AWARENESS NIGHT.

THERE WILL BE A LOT OF PINK IN THE BALLPARK AND THE TEAM WILL WEAR PINK JERSEYS THAT WILL BE AUCTIONED OFF.

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.

IT START AT 6. Return to index of stories...


SHARON HARRIGTON-SSTOPS


RIGHT NOW, THE LEE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS WILL SPEAK AT THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS MEETING.

IT STARTED A FEW MINUTES AGO AT THE LANDINGS IN FORT MYERS.

SHARON HARRINGTON WILL TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE CHALLEGES WITH THE 2012 ELECTION AND CHANGES FOR THE UPCOMING ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


SHOE LINE AT COASTLAND MALL-SS TOPS


NEW THIS MORNING, A LINE IS FORMING AT THE COASTLAND CENTER MALL IN NPALES.

OUR FACEBOOK FRIEND INGRID RIVERA RODRIGUEZ SENT US THESE PICTURES, AND TELL US PEOPLE ARE LINED UP FOR THE AIR JORDAN 11 RETRO LOW CONCORD.

THE SNEAKER WILL BE RELEASED TODAY AT SOME STORES AND AT NIKE.COM Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ONCAM,


TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

IT'S AN UNFORGETTABLE AND HISTORIC NIGHT FOR 3 THOUSAND STUDENTS.

17:00:28-17:00:35

Tiffany Jones/ graduate

"When I'm asked where did you graduate from or where did get your

degree? I can say edison state college and I'll get the where?"

IT'S THE LAST GRADUATING CLASS UNDER EDISON STATE COLLEGE.

UP NEXT NBC-2 SPEAKS WITH THE NEW ALUMNI ON THE HONOR. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 LAST EDISON STATE-SOTVO


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BUSCH GARDENS TRIP CANCELLED-ONCAM, VO


NASTY WEATHER IN TAMPA IS AFFECTED HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS IN LEE COUNTY ON FRIDAY.

THE TRADITIONAL GRAD NIGHT FOR EIGHTH GRADERS WAS CANCELED --

AFTER RAIN SHUT DOWN BUSCH GARDENS.

STUDENTS FROM SEVERAL LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS FOUND OUT THE BAD NEWS AS THEY WERE ABOUT TO BOARD THEIR BUSES AND HEAD TO THE PARK.

STUDENTS TELL US IT'S SOMETHING THEY'VE BEEN PLANNING FOR SINCE THEY STARTED MIDDLE SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


BUSCH GARDENS TRIP CANCELLED-SOTVO


Its just something really good to look forward to like all the hard work the eighth graders have done

A SPOKESPERSON FOR LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS SAYS THEY'RE LOOKING INTO WHETHER PARENTS WILL RECEIVE REFUNDS OR TICKETS TO USE FOR A DIFFERENT DAY. Return to index of stories...


LAST EDISON STATE GRADUATION-EANIBOX


3-THOUSAND EDISON STATE COLLEGE GRADUATES HAVE MADE HISTORY.

THEY ARE THE LAST TO EVER HAVE THE NAME EDISON STATE ON THEIR Diplomas.

N-B-C 2'S TY RUSSELL SPOKE TO THE NEW ALUMNI.

3-THOUSAND EDISON STATE COLLEGE GRADUATES ARE

MAKING HISTORY TONIGHT.

THEY ARE THE LAST TO EVER HAVE THE NAME EDISON STATE ON THEIR DEGREES.

NBC 2'S TY RUSSELL SPOKE TO THE NEW ALUMNI. Return to index of stories...


LAST EDISON STATE GRADUATION-PKG


NATS

20 YEAR ARMY VETERAN BRYAN TULL WILL NEVER FORGET TONIGHT.

16:51:37-16:51:42

Bryan TULL/ graduate

"It's a historical reference to be able to look back and say I was one

of the last people to graduate."

HE'S A PART OF EDISON STATE COLLEGE'S FINAL GRADUATING CLASS.

16:49:59-16:50:01

Bryan TULL/ graduate

"This journey is over and the new journey is beginning."

IN JULY, EDISON WILL BE KNOWN AS FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE.

THE SCHOOL IS GETTING A NEW LOGO, MASCOT, AND A SPORTS PROGRAM.

16:56:22-16:56:24

Brad KARPEL/ graduate

"I really didn't think I would ever get here."

BRAD KARPEL HAS AUTISM.

BUT HE SAYS HE'D NEVER LET THAT KEEP HIM FROM GETTING A DEGREE.

16:57:18-16:57:24

Brad KARPEL/ graduate

"Keep moving forward and not let anybody stop you or anybody tell you,

you can't do it."

"JUST DID IT" IS WRITTEN ON ONE GRADUATE'S CAP.

OTHERS ARE ANNOUNCING THEIR ACCEPTANCE INTO STATE UNIVERSITIES.

AND THIS GRADUATE IS SHOWING OFF HIS LOVE OF.WELL. PIRATES.

17:04:47-17:04:49

Fabiola Esposito/ graduate

"I'm going to Disney"

FABIOLA ESPOSITO IS READY FOR A MUCH NEEDED VACATION

AFTER YEARS OF HARD WORK.

17:04:46-17:04:49

Fabiola Esposito/ graduate

"Finally. "

ALTHOUGH THE COLLEGE IS CHANGING ITS NAME, TIFFANNY JONES WILL MAKE

SURE YOU DONT FORGET WHERE SHE SPENT BIG BUCKS ON BOOKS.

17:00:28-17:00:35

Tiffany Jones/ graduate

"When I'm asked where did you graduate from or where did get your

degree? I can say edison state college and I'll get the where?"

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


TEASE THREE-ONCAM


TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

THE FASTEST TWO MINUTES IN SPORTS IS TODAY.

IT'S DERBY DAY AT CHURCH HILL DOWNS.

UP NEXT WE'LL TELL YOU HOW LEE COUNTY HAS A CONNECTION TO THE BIG RACE THIS YEAR

AND WHAT EVENT IS HAPPENING IF YOU WANT TO JOIN IN ON THE DERBY FUN.

PLUS.

"Through his actions he's shown to be a very generous and kind man, if he was a real racist why would he help the world the way he has?"

THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING DISGRACED CLIPPERS OWNER DON STERLING CONTINUES.

NOW HIS ALLEGED GIRLFRIED IS SPEAKING OUT.

WE HAVE THE LASTEST UP NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 KENTUCKY DERBY-LIVE LOOK


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TZ3 BARBARA WALTER INTERVIEW-SOTVO


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HEADLINES-TC MON


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

NBC-2 CONTINUES TO LOOK FOR ANSWERS IN A STRING OF VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THIS MORNING LOCAL INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW LOOKING INTO A SIMILAR CASE IN WINDERMERE.

A FORMER LOCAL MARINE MURDERED IN HIS OWN HOME.

THIS MORNING NBC-2 IS DISCOVERING THERE COULD BE MORE ARRESTS IN HIS CASE.

AND A SOUTH FLORIDA MOTORIST IS FACING A LARGE FINE FOR KEEPING DRIVERS AROUND HIM OFF THEIR PHONES.

ALL WITH AN ILLEGAL DEVICE. Return to index of stories...


FL HOME BREAKINS-TC MON


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NEW DOCUMENTS-TC MON


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FL CELL PHONE JAMMER-TC MON


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MAIN OPEN-CLIP


SHOW OPEN Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING 2-WX GRAPHICS TOPS


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

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH

RAIN IS ON OUR RADAR THIS MORNING.

METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING HAS BEEN TRACKING IT ALL MORNING LONG.

JASON WHAT CAN WE EXPEC IN THE DAY AHEAD? 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.

The good news about our weekend weather is sunshine will be in the forecast, but before it gets sunny, it's going to be cloudy and even soggy.

A weak cool front is edging its way down the peninsula this morning, which will keep our weather very cloudy, and at times stormy, through the first half of the weekend.

Fortunately for those with outdoor plans, the entire weekend won't be a washout.

The best chance of rain and storms will come today as moisture flows into Southwest Florida ahead of a cool front. The main window of opportunity for rain will be this morning through the mid afternoon time frame, and we may even see some thunderstorms in the mix.

The rain will begin to diminish by late this afternoon, and our sky will start to clear tonight into Sunday morning.

Even with lots of clouds around today, it's going to be fairly warm; temperatures will peak anywhere from the upper 70s to the mid 80s.

For the second half our weekend, the forecast looks phenomenal. We'll even start off our Sunday a little on the cooler side with temperatures in the lower half of the 60s early in the morning.

Another nice change tomorrow will be the drop in humidity as our winds become more northerly in the wake of the front. It's still going to be warm, however, with daytime highs in the upper 80s by Sunday afternoon.

Sunday will also end up being very sunny and mainly dry.

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...


JOELLE: KENTUCKY DERBY-SAT TOPS, 2 SHOT


TODAY'S THE DAY!

GET OUR YOUR HATS AND SEARSUCKER SUITS!

RIGHT NOW YOU ARE TAKING A LIVE LOOK AT CHURCHILL DOWNS IN LOUISVILLE,

THE HOME OF THE 140TH KENTUCKY DERBY.

WE WAIT ALL YEAR FOR THIS DAY!

NBC-2'S JOELLE PARKS IS TRACKING THE FASTEST 2 MINUTES OF SPORTS FOR IS THIS MORNING-

JOELLE- THERE'S A LOCAL CONNECTION? Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: KENTUCKY DERBY-OTS


THERE IS!

SO IF YOU HAVEN'T PICKED A HORSE YET,

GO WITH THE UNDERDOG- UNCLE SIGH.

THE HORSE'S OWNER IS FROM LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: KENTUCKY DERBY-VO


LONGTIME RESIDENT CHIP MCEWEN HAS OWNED SEVERAL COLTS THAT HAVE RUN AT CHURCHILL DOWNS,

BUT THIS ONE- IS A BEAUTY.

EVEN IF HIS ODDS AREN'T GREAT- 22 TO 1.

"UNCLE SIGH" IS A LONG SHOT TO WIN IT ALL,

BUT LOCALS ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE CONNECTION. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: KENTUCKY DERBY-SOTVO


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

HERE'S ANOTHER REASON TO ROOT FOR UNCLE SIGH.

HIS DRESS IS UNIQUE-

HE'LL DON B BLINKERS WITH A YELLOW HOOD BEARING A PURPLE HEART IN THE KENTUCKY DERBY.

IT'S A SHOW OF SUPPORT BY WOUNDED WARRIOR STABLES FOR MILITARY VETERANS INJURED OR KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN.

MCEWEN SAYS HE WILL DONATE A PERCENTAGE OF THE WINNINGS TO VETERANS FOUNDATIONS. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: KENTUCKY DERBY-VO, SS, BNR


EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT IN LOUISVILLE,

YOU CAN GET YOUR DERBY HATS OUT!

THE BEST DRESSED CAN WIN BIG AT THE NAPLES-FORT MYERS GREYHOUND TRACK TODAY.

THERE WILL BE A HAT CONTEST,

AND SIMULCASTS ALL DAY.

LAST YEAR- MORE THAN 55-HUNDRED PEOPLE TURNED OUT.

BETTING MORE THAN 536-THOUSAND DOLLARS ON THE DERBY,

AND NEARLY 910-THOUSAND ON HORSE AND DOG RACES THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

IT ALL STARTS WITH THE FIRST RACE AT CHURCHILL DOWNS AT 10:30 THIS MORNING.

THE COST IS 4 DOLLARS TO GET IN.

THE TRACK OPENS AT 9:45 AM.

THAT'S CERTAINLY NOT THE ONLY LOCAL EVENT TODAY.

WE'VE PUT A LIST OF ALL THE EVENTS WE KNOW ABOUT AROUND TOWN ON OUR WEBSITE-

NBC DASH 2 DOT COM.

CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: KENTUCKY DERBY-SS, 2 SHOT, EANIBOXES


AND REMEMBER YOU CAN WATCH THE KENTUCKY DERBY LIVE RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2!

FULL COVERAGE STARTS AT 4

THE BIG RACE AT- 6:24.

EVERYONE HAS A FAVORITE-

STACEY WHAT'S YOURS?

ORB WAS RANKED FIRST LAST YEAR- AND WON!

JOELLE, WHAT ABOUT YOU.

GOING WITH UNCLE SIGN,

I LIKE THE UNDERDOG.

I WON BIG 2 YEAR'S AGO WITH I'LL HAVE ANOTHER- THOSE ODDS WERE 15 TO 1.

JASON- WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WEATHER INTERFERRING WITH TODAY'S BIG RACE? Return to index of stories...


KENTUCKY WEATHER-WX WALL


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US JOBS REPORT-TRX, OTS, VO


GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE ECONOMY.

THE U-S ECONOMY ADDED 288-THOUSAND JOBS LAST MONTH.

THAT IS BETTER THAN WHAT ECONOMISTS PREDICTED.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE ALSO FELL TO SIX-POINT-THREE PERCENT, ITS LOWEST LEVEL SINCE SEPTEMBER 2008.

THAT IS MAINLY BECAUSE FEWER PEOPLE ARE ENTERING THE WORKFORCE.

BUT WHILE EMPLOYERS DID MORE HIRING IN APRIL THAN AT ANY TIME IN MORE THAN 2-YEARS.

MANY AMERICANS HAVE GIVEN UP LOOKING FOR WORK ALL TOGETHER. Return to index of stories...


US JOBS REPORT-SOTVO


"We definitely have an issue of long term unemployment that is a negative for this economy and for this jobs report, where people are out of work longer than 27 weeks and are dropping out of the workforce and no longer looking for work."

WE FOUND OUT AT LEAST 806-THOUSAND AMERICANS STOPPED LOOKING FOR WORK. Return to index of stories...


SOUTH KOREA FERRY UPDATE-TRX, ONCAM, VO


NEW THIS MORNING.

NBC-2 IS FINDING NEW DETAILS INTO THAT SUNKEN FERRY DISASTER OFF THE COAST OF SOUTH KOREAN.

OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR 70 MISSING PASSENGERS.

RIGHT NOW WEATHER CONDITIONS AND STRONG CURRENTS ARE EFFECTING RECOVERY EFFECTS.

SO FAR 230 BODIES HAVE BEEN RETRIEVED.

THE SHIP WAS CARRYING 476 PEOPLE, MOSTLY STUDENTS FROM A SINGLE HIGH SCHOOL.

WHEN IT SANK ON APRIL 16.

ONLY 174 PEOPLE SURVIVED. Return to index of stories...


BARBARA WALTER INTERVIEW-TRX, ONCAM, VO


ALSO NEW AT NINE.

NBC-2 IS ON THE TRIAL OF THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING CLIPPERS OWNER DONALD STERLING.

STERLING HAS YET TO TALK PUBLICLY ABOUT THE RACIST COMMENTS FOUND IN AN AUDIO RECORDING.

BUT IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BARBARA WALTER SAT DOWN WITH V. STIVIANO.

HIS ASSISTANT WHO IS ALSO AT THE CENTER OF THE FIRESTORM.

SHE CLAIMS STERLINGS COMMENTS ARE NOT WHAT HE BELIEVES.

BUT SOMETHING HE SAID IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT.

THESE COMMENTS ABOUT RACE HAVE EXPLODED INTO THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION. Return to index of stories...


BARBARA WALTER INTERVIEW-SOTVO


"He's hurt, I think he's highly more traumatized than hurt by the things he's said himself, I think he can't even believe or understand sometimes the things he says and I think he's hurt by it, he's hurting right now."

ON TUESDAY THE NBA HANDED OUT A LIFETIME BAN TO STERLING.

WITH A 2.5 MILLION DOLLAR FINE.

NBA COMMISSIONER ADAM SILVER ANNOUNCED THE LEAGUE ALSO PLANS TO FORCE HIM TO SALE THE TEAM.

NG A BOYCOTT BY ITS OWN PLAYERS: THE NBA TONIGHT HAS HANDED OUT A LIFETIME BAN TO ONE OF ITS OWN TEAM OWNERS.

DONALD STERLING OF THE LA CLIPPERS -- BECAUSE OF THE DAMAGING AND RACIST COMMENTS HE NOW ADMITS CAME FROM HIM.

THE NBA COMMISSIONER TODAY CONDEMNED SILVER IN ANNOUNCING THE LIFETIME BAN AND A FINE OF 2.5-MILLION DOLLARS -- AND SAYS THE LEAGUE PLANS TO FORCE A SALE OF THE TEAM.

FROM LOS ANGELES, WHERE THE CLIPPERS ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS. AND AROUND THIS COUNTRY. THESE COMMENTS ABOUT RACE HAVE EXPLODED INTO THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION.

NBC'S JOE FRYER REPORTS FROM THE STAPLES CENTER IN Return to index of stories...


MICHELLE KNIGHT INTERVIEW-ONCAM, VO


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...


FL HOME BREAKIN-ONCAM, SS


NBC-2 CONTINUES TO TO INVESTIGATE A STRING OF VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE HAVE LEARNED THE F-B-I TASK FORCE IS NOW WORKING WITH POLICE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

AFTER A SIMILAR ATTACK THERE.

SINCE THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY --

5 COLLIER COUNTY FAMILIES HAVE BEEN TIED UP BY MASKED MEN AND ROBBED.

NOW -- INVESTIGATORS ARE WONDERING IF THE THIEVES ARE TARGETING HOMES IN OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE. Return to index of stories...


FL HOME BREAKIN-TRX, PKG


POLICE SAY WHEN THE OWNER OF THIS WINDERMERE MANSION ARRIVED HOME WEDNESDAY NIGHT --

THREE MASKED MEN WITH WEAPONS CONFRONTED HIM IN THE GARAGE.

THEN, THEY TIED THE HOMEOWNER AND ANOTHER MAN UP -- FORCED THEM INSIDE AND ROBBED THEM.

POLICE SAY THE NINJA-STYLE THIEVES STOLE ONE OF THE VICTIM'S CARS.

BUT THEY DIDN'T GO VERY FAR.

OFFICERS FOUND THE CAR ABANDONED ABOUT A MILE AWAY.

NEIGHBORS SAY A VIOLENT ATTACK IN SUCH A WEALTHY NEIGHBORHOOD IS FRIGHTENING.

"well its scary but nowadays its not really surprising but its definitely scary when it happens that close to home.

ACCORDING TO THE PROPERY APPRAISERS WEB SITE, THE OWNER IS BILL KITCHEN -- THE FOUNDER OF U-S THRILL RIDES --

A COMPANY THAT INVENTED RIDES LIKE THE SKYCOASTER AND SKY ADVENTURE.

KITCHEN BOUGHT THE HOME IN 2006 FOR 3-PIONT-6 MILLION DOLLARS.

TODAY -- HE RELEASED A STATEMENT ON FACEBOOK SAYING --

"WE ARE BADLY SHAKEN, BUT UNHARMED." Return to index of stories...


FL HOME BREAKIN-OTS


RIGHT NOW -- INVESIGATORS DON'T KNOW IF THE COLLIER COUNTY BREAK-INS AND THE WINDERMERE HOME INVASION ARE RELATED.

THE TASK FORCE TELLS US -- THEY'VE RECEIVED 55 TIPS ABOUT THE ATTACKS.

THE REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO AN ARREST IS NOW UP TO 26-THOUSANDS DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


NEW DOCUMENTS IN MARINE MURDER-OTS, VO


NBC-2 IS FINDING NEW INFROMATION INSIDE THE MURDER OF A LOCAL FORMER MARINE.

WE'VE LEARNED THERE COULD BE MORE ARRESTS IN HIS DEATH.

CHRISTOPHER COREY'S BODY WAS FOUND IN HIS EAST NAPLES HOME IN LATE JANUARY.

SO FAR SCHUYLER MORRIS HAS BEEN THE ONLY ONE CHARGED.

WE DID SOME DIGGING INSIDE NEW DOCUMENTS THAT NOW NAME SEVERAL MORE ****POTENTIAL SUSPECTS.

MALLORY MCCANN CLAIMS SHE WAS THERE THE NIGHT COREY DIED.

SHE SAYS MORRIS AND ANOTHER MAN. BURST IN OPENING FIRE.

WITNESSES SAY AT LEAST 4 TOTAL MEN COULD BE INVOLVED IN THE MURDER.

A MURDER THAT REPORTS SAY WAS OVER MONEY AND MARIJUANA. Return to index of stories...


NEW DOCUMENTS IN MARINE MURDER-SOTVO


Alexis Curry, Corey's friend

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

BUTTED TO

FAMILY MEMBER

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

THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THE INVESTIGATION IS STILL ACTIVE AND MORE ARRESTS COULD BE MADE. Return to index of stories...


JAIL EXPLOSION UPDATE-TRX, ONCAM, VO


NBC-2 IS ALSO FINDING NEW DETIALS ABOUT THIS WEEK'S JAIL EXPLOSION IN PENSACOLA.

THE BLAST KILLED TWO INMATES.

OFFICIALS RELEASED THE NAMES.

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...


JAIL EXPLOSION UPDATE-SOTVO


"it's clear that this is both a significant and a horrific event that has occured here at this facility."

THE BLAST SENT MORE THAN 150 PEOPLE TO THE HOSPTIAL.

WE DID SOME CHECKING AND FOUND OUT.

TWO INMATES AND A CORRECTIONS OFFICER ARE STILL IN THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


SCHENECKER JURY SEATED-VOTOPS


NBNC-2 IS LOOKING AHEAD TO THE START OF THE MURDER TRIAL OF JULIE SCHENECKER.

WE'VE LEARNED AFTER 5 DAYS OF PAINSTAKING QUESTIONING, A JURY HAS BEEN SEATED.

SCHENECKER IS ACCUSED OF MURDERING HER TWO TEENAGE CHILDREN IN 2011.

SHE FACES TWO COUNTS OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER.

HER TRIAL BEGINS MONDAY MORNING AND IS EXPECTED TO LAST FOR TWO WEEKS.

DEFENSE ATTORNEYS ARE PLANNING TO USE AN INSANITY DEFENSE. Return to index of stories...


FL CELL PHONE JAMMER-ONCAM, VO


A FLORIDA MAN IS BIG TROUBLE THIS MORNING.

FOR USING A CELL PHONE JAMMER WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY.

THE DEVICE IS USED TO BLOCK CELL PHONE CALLS.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEPUTIES PULLED OVER JASON HUMPHREYS DURING A TRAFFIC STOP.

THEY SAY THE DEVICE SENT SIGNALS OUT 300 FEET.

BLOCKING CELL PHONE CALLS. EVEN THEIR OWN RADIO EQUIPMENT.

A FLORIDA MAN IS IN BIG TROUBLE FOR USING A *CELL PHONE JAMMER* WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY.

60-YEAR-OLD JASON HUMPHREYS ADMITTED TO POLICE HE'D USED THE DEVICE ON HIS DAILY COMMUTE FOR ROUGHLY TWO YEARS. BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT DRIVERS AROUND HIM TALKING ON THEIR CELL PHONES.

BUT AS GRAYSON KAMM REPORTS, THE POWERFUL CELL JAMMER SHUT DOWN MORE THAN PEOPLE'S PHONES.

--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

A CELL PHONE COMPANY GOT SUSPICIOUS WHEN THEY NOTICED SOMETHING SCRAMBLING THE SIGNAL ON THEIR TOWERS DURING CERTAIN TIMES OF THE DAY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY TRACKED THE TROUBLE TO THIS ENORMOUS CELL PHONE JAMMER.

AND JASON HUMPHREYS HAD WEDGED IT INTO HIS SUV.

It was pretty amazing. We've seen some pocket jammers before. But nothing of this scale and magnitude. It was capable and did shut down actual entire cell sites.

HUMPHREYS TOLD FCC AGENTS HE WANTED TO STOP DRIVERS AROUND HIM FROM TALKING ON THE PHONE

BUT THIS BEAST WAS SO POWERFUL HE PUT ALL OF US AT RISK.

When the deputies made the traffic stop on the suspect, their radios ceased functioning. When our communications system is shut down, it affects everyone in Hillsborough County.

WHEN I LOOKED THROUGH THE FCC'S GUIDELINES, I FOUND A WHOLE LIST OF DANGERS:

YES -- IT'LL BLOCK CELL PHONES BUT ALSO BLOCK POLICE RADIOS, SCRAMBLE AIRCRAFT COMMUNICATIONS, AND KEEP PEOPLE FROM USING THEIR PHONES TO CALL 911.

THAT'S WHY THESE THINGS ARE TYPICALLY ILLEGAL IN THE UNITED STATES.

BUT I FOUND DOZENS OF THEM LISTED FOR SALE ONLINE. HOW DOES THAT WORK?

I CALLED THE FCC.

THEY TOLD ME SOME OF IT IS OVERSEAS AND OUT OF THEIR REACH.

THE REST, THEY ARE WORKING TO SHUT DOWN EVERY DAY.

--TAG--

THE F-C-C HAS SLAPPED THE HIGHEST FINE POSSIBLE ON HUMPHREYS: 48-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


FL CELL PHONE JAMMER-SOTVO


When the deputies made the traffic stop on the suspect, their radios ceased functioning. When our communications system is shut down, it affects everyone in Hillsborough County.

HE TOLD DEPUTIES HE DIDN'T WANT DRIVERS AROUND HIM TALKING ON THEIR CELL PHONES.

HE'S NOW FACING A 48-THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE.

IT MAY BE EASY TO FIND THE SALE OF A JAMMER ON LINE.

BUT THEY ARE ILLEGAL IN THE U.S.

:24-:28

Maj. Clyde Eisenberg

Hillsborough Co. Sheriff's Office Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-ONCAM


TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

UP NEXT WE HEAD BACK OUT TO THE LEE COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX CENTER.

WHERE MORE THAN 12 LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.

ARE BATTLING IT OUT ON THE SOFTBALL FIELD. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 CLIFTON LIVE-LIVE LOOK


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TZ4 MEDICAL MARIJUANA-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

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.

The good news about our weekend weather is sunshine will be in the forecast, but before it gets sunny, it's going to be cloudy and even soggy.

A weak cool front is edging its way down the peninsula this morning, which will keep our weather very cloudy, and at times stormy, through the first half of the weekend.

Fortunately for those with outdoor plans, the entire weekend won't be a washout.

The best chance of rain and storms will come today as moisture flows into Southwest Florida ahead of a cool front. The main window of opportunity for rain will be this morning through the mid afternoon time frame, and we may even see some thunderstorms in the mix.

The rain will begin to diminish by late this afternoon, and our sky will start to clear tonight into Sunday morning.

Even with lots of clouds around today, it's going to be fairly warm; temperatures will peak anywhere from the upper 70s to the mid 80s.

For the second half our weekend, the forecast looks phenomenal. We'll even start off our Sunday a little on the cooler side with temperatures in the lower half of the 60s early in the morning.

Another nice change tomorrow will be the drop in humidity as our winds become more northerly in the wake of the front. It's still going to be warm, however, with daytime highs in the upper 80s by Sunday afternoon.

Sunday will also end up being very sunny and mainly dry.

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...


CLIFTON: BATTLE OF THE BADGES-ONCAM, BOXES


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

A BIG EVENT FOR OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS --

A DAY LONG SOFT-BALL TOURNAMENT, THAT HOPES TO HELP CATCH SOME OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S BIGGEST CRIMINALS --

IT'S HAPPENING ALL DAY AT THE LEE COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX OFF OF SIX-MILE CYPRESS PKWY --

MY CO-ANCHOR CLIFTON FRENCH IS THERE LIVE -- CLIFF, THIS IS BENEFITING CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON: BATTLE OF THE BADGES-LIVE


More than two dozen law enforcement agencies

The public is invited to this free event.

Gates open at 8 a.m.

the last game is scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m. Many people from the community attend to

4 games going on at the 4 fields throughout the day,

there will be raffle prizes, vendor booths, and carnival games for the kids.

Second hit:

Steve Russell, state attorney

Third hit: Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA LEG LAST DAY-TRX, ONCAM


THE FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE SESSION IS NOW OVER.

LAWMAKERS PASSED A RECORD 77 POINT ONE BILLION DOLLAR BUDGET.

IT BOOSTS PUBLIC SCHOOL SPENDING BY 575 MILLION DOLLARS.

GIVES A PAY RAISE TO STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND COURT EMPLOYEES.

AND IT INCLUDES SOME TAX CUTS- INCLUDING LOWER CAR REGISTRATION FEES.

GOVERNOR SCOTT STILL HAS TO SIGN IT. Return to index of stories...


BILLS APPROVED-CGTOPS


LAWMAKERS WORKED QUICKLY TO GET THROUGH SEVERAL LAST SECOND BILLS.

THOSE MOVES INCLUDE APPROVING IN-STATE TUITION FOR SOME UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS.

THE FLORIDA HOUSE PASSED THE BILL FRIDAY JUST ONE DAY AFTER THE SENATE.

IT ALLOWS STUDENTS LIVING IN THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY TO QUALIFY FOR IN-STATE RATES.

A DIFFERENCE OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS A YEAR --

IF THEY ATTENDED HIGH SCHOOL IN FLORIDA FOR 3 YEARS.

THEY ALSO BANNED THE SALE OF E-CIGARETTES TO MINORS.

THE BILLS ALL NEED THE GOVERNORS APPROVAL, BEFORE BECOMING LAW. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL-TRX, OTS


IT'S ARGUABLY ONE OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL BILLS TO PASS THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE AND GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SAYS HE WILL SIGN IT.

FLORIDA DOCTORS WOULD BE ALLOWED TO PRESCRIBE MEDICAL MARIJUANA FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM SEIZURES.

THE MOVE MARKS A MAJOR SHIFT AT THE STATE LEVEL.

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL-PKG


WITH THAT -- CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT CHANGED COURSE -- ANNOUNCING HIS SUPPORT FOR A MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL.

APPEALS FROM FAMILIES OF SICK KIDS SWAYED MANY FLORIDA LAWMAKERS TO VOTE YES.

THE BILL ALLOWS LIMITED USE OF MARIJUANA FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM SEIZURES.

DOCTORS COULD PRESCRIBE AN OIL-FORM. LOW T-H-C STRAIN OF THE DRUG CALLED CHARLOTTE'S WEB.

SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO VOTED NO. SAYING WHILE SHE SUPPORTS TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN THE NEW VERSION OF THE BILL GOES TOO FAR--

AND SHE CAN'T BACK COVERAGE OF MORE AILMENTS.

THIS BILL IS MORE LIMITED THAN A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDEMENT UP FOR A VOTE IN NOVEMBER.

THAT WOULD ALLOW DOCTORS TO PRESCRIBE MORE POTENT VERSIONS OF THE DRUG FOR MORE ILLNESSES.

AND IT HAS POLITICAL EFFECTS.

CHARLIE CRIST HAS ALIGNED HIMSELF WITH THE AMENDMENT - WHICH HELP HIM BY DRAWING MORE PROGRESSIVE VOTERS TO THE POLLS.

TODAY'S BILL MAY CHANGE THAT. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL-TAG


THE STATE WOULD HAVE FOUR REGULATED DISPENSARIES.

DOCTORS WOULD REQUIRE SPECIAL TRAINING TO PRESCRIBE THE DRUG.

AND THEY AND PATIENTS WOULD HAVE TO JOIN A REGISTRY.

WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT 21 STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CURRENTLY HAVE LAWS LEGALIZING MARIJUANA.

COLORADO AND WASHINGTON STATE ARE THE ONLY ONES TO LEGALIZE IT FOR RECREATIONAL USE. Return to index of stories...


DREIKORN ANNOUNCEMENT-ONCAM, VO


FORMER CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE MICHAEL DREIKORN SAYS HE WILL NOT BE RUNNING IN THE NEXT DISTRICT 19 PRIMARY IN AUGUST.

HE ANNOUNCED THE NEWS FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN CENTENNIAL PARK IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

DESPITE PLACING FOURTH IN LAST WEEK'S SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION.

DREIKORN PLEDGED TO RUN AGAIN IN AUGUST.

HE SAYS HE DOESN'T FEEL HE CAN BE SUCCESSFUL AGAINST WINNER CURT CLAWSON. Return to index of stories...


DREIKORN ANNOUNCEMENT-SOT VO


it's reality there are some battles that you fight and can not win, with that perspective I'm going to fight the battles i can win

DREIKORN SAYS HE *WILL RUN FOR ANOTHER OFFICE THIS AUGUST. THOUGH HE'S NOT YET REVEALING WHICH. Return to index of stories...


CONTROVERSIAL OIL DRILLING UPDATE-TRX, VOTOPS, EAN


THIS MORNING WE ARE TAKING AN IN DEPTH LOOK INTO THE CONTROVERSIAL FIGHT AGAINST OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

RIGHT NOW WE ARE LEARNING FEDERAL AGENTS HAVE ORDERED THE DAN A. HUGHES OIL COMPANY TO STOP ALL NEW OPERATIONS IN FLORIDA.

IT'S IN RESPONSE TO WHAT THE STATE CALLS ILLEGAL DRILLING AT THE SITE SOUTH OF LAKE TRAFFORD.

NBC-2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS UNCOVERS WHAT IT ALL MEANS FOR SITES IN COLLIER COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


CONTROVERSIAL OIL DRILLING UPDATE-PKG


ENVIRONMENTALISTS HAVE SPECULATED FOR MONTHS---

Karen Dwyer

Stonecrab Alliance

Dan A. Hughes is not being honest. Just like they weren't being honest when they said we're not going to frack 04

NOW-

THE D-E-P IS TAKING ITS OWN ACTION AGAINST THE DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY.

IN A STATEMENT FRIDAY--

THE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT ORDERED THE COMPANY to STOP ALL NEW OPERATIONS IN FLORIDA

WHILE THEY INVESTIGATE A SITE SOUTH OF LAKE TRAFFORD-

IT'S THE SAME SITE THE D-E-P ACCUSED THE COMPANY OF ILLEGALLY DRILLING LAST MONTH.

Karen Dwyer

Stonecrab Alliance

They've already proven that they won't abide by industry best practices. That they are guilty of criminal wrong doing, reckless disregard for our water shed and our everglades, so they hould be shut down. 11

THE ORDER COMES ONE DAY AFTER SENATOR BILL NELSON CALLED FOR A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION.

SAYING QUOTE--

"We cannot tolerate expanded industrial drilling activities that pose a threat to the drinking and surface water so close to the Florida Everglades."

Karen Dwyer

Stonecrab Alliance

WE're glad that the senator has finally come on board. We've tried to contact him for over a year now. We've gone up and spoken with his legislative assistant. 07

ACCORDING TO THE D-E-P

THE ORDER WILL AFFECT THREE DRILLING SITES IN COLLIER COUNTY.

ONE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES

ANOTHER TWO MILES SOUTH OF IMMOKALEE

AND A THIRD - AT THE COLLIER HOGAN WELL SOUTH OF LAKE TRAFFORD-WHERE A THIRD PARTY WILL BE TESTING WATER SAMPLES.

IN A STATEMENT TO NBC 2 --

THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY DENIED ALLEGATIONS OF FRACKING -- SAYING QUOTE -- "AT NO TIME HAS THE GROUNDWATER BEEN IN DANGER."

THE COMPANY SAYS IT WILL FULLY PERFORM THE WELL MONITORING

AND is CONFIDENT THE RESULTS WILL SHOW THE OPERATIONS ARE SAFE.

ENVIRONMENTALISTS HOPE THE D-E-P WILL FIND ENOUGH TO STOP THE COMPANY FROM DRILLING OIL IN COLLIER COUNTY FOR GOOD.

Karen Dwyer

Stonecrab Alliance

I hope that they shut down dan a. hughes 04

IN COLLIER COUNTY, CA NBC2. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SHERIFF BUDGET-OTS-SS


NBC-2 IS TRACKING YOUR TAX DOLLARS THIS MORNING.

OUR NEWS PARTNERS WITH THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS REPORT - COLLIER SHERIFF KEVIN RAMBOSK IS ASKING FOR A TEN MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET INCREASE.

THAT'S ALMOST EIGHT PERCENT, MORE THAN THIS YEARS BUDGET.

HOWEVER, IT'S STILL TEN MILLION LESS, THAN WHAT THE OFFICE WAS GETTING PRE-RECESSION.

RAMBOSK SAYS THE MONEY WILL BE USED FOR PAY INCREASES AND THE RISING COST OF DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS.

ALSO THIS WEEK - LEE COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT - ASKED FOR A BUDGET INCREASE OF MORE THAN 7 MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL TOWN HALL-ONCAM


TODAY IN THE CAPE, COUNCIL MEMBER RICHARD LEON IS HOSTING A TOWN HALL MEETING.

IT'S FROM 10:15 - 11:15 A TTHE CHESTER STREET RESOURCE CENTER.

THE MEETING TOPIC IS THE FORMER GOLF COURSE PROPERTY. RESIDENTS NEAR THE GOLF COURSE ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN THE DISCUSSION. Return to index of stories...


S.FORT MYERS WATER BOIL-SS


THIS MORNING, AN AREA OF FORT MYERS IS UNDER A BOIL WATER NOTICE AFTER A WATER MAIN BREAK.

IT HAPPENED NEAR IONA ROAD AND PEPPERTREE AVENUE.

ABOUT 100 HOMES LEE COUNTY UTLITIES CUSTOMERS ARE AFFECTED.

IF YOU LIVE IN THE AREA --

YOU'RE ADVISED TO BOIL YOUR WATER. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-ONCAM


TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

YOU ARE WATCHING NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

UP NEXT A LOOK TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

PLUS AN UPDATED LOOK AT YOUR FORCEAST WITH JASON DUNNING. Return to index of stories...


NEWS OPEN-CLIP


SHOW OPEN Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING 3-2 SHOT IN WX CENTER


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

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH,IN THE WEATHER CETNER WITH METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING.

THE WEATHE 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.

The good news about our weekend weather is sunshine will be in the forecast, but before it gets sunny, it's going to be cloudy and even soggy.

A weak cool front is edging its way down the peninsula this morning, which will keep our weather very cloudy, and at times stormy, through the first half of the weekend.

Fortunately for those with outdoor plans, the entire weekend won't be a washout.

The best chance of rain and storms will come today as moisture flows into Southwest Florida ahead of a cool front. The main window of opportunity for rain will be this morning through the mid afternoon time frame, and we may even see some thunderstorms in the mix.

The rain will begin to diminish by late this afternoon, and our sky will start to clear tonight into Sunday morning.

Even with lots of clouds around today, it's going to be fairly warm; temperatures will peak anywhere from the upper 70s to the mid 80s.

For the second half our weekend, the forecast looks phenomenal. We'll even start off our Sunday a little on the cooler side with temperatures in the lower half of the 60s early in the morning.

Another nice change tomorrow will be the drop in humidity as our winds become more northerly in the wake of the front. It's still going to be warm, however, with daytime highs in the upper 80s by Sunday afternoon.

Sunday will also end up being very sunny and mainly dry.

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...


LEHIGH CAR INTO BUILDING-TRX, VO IN PLASMA


NBC2 IS FOLLOWING A DEVELOPING STORY FROM OVERNIGHT --

A CAR CRASHED THROUGH A CONVENIENCE STORE IN LEHIGH ACRES -- NEARLY RUNNING OVER A MAN -- AND IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

WE HAVE THE EXCLUSIVE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO --

AND AN INTERVIEW WITH TWO PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY'RE LUCKY TO BE ALIVE -- Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH CAR INTO BUILDING-trxPKG


Ahmed Chowdhery, Owner

"It was so loud -- so loud."

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO --

AS A BMW TURNS TOWARD THIS CONVENIENCE STORE, IT BARRELS THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR --

SHATTERING GLASS EVERYWHERE, COMING TO A STOP AT THE OTHER END OF THE BUILDING --

THE CRASH, SO LOUD, IT SOUNDED LIKE AN EXPLOSION --

"It was like a bombing."

AHMED CHOWDERY HAS OWNED THIS STORE FOR 13 YEARS --

HE SAYS IT WAS JUST BEFORE 10 FRIDAY NIGHT -- WHEN HIS STORE IN THE 14-HUNDRED BLOCK OF LEE BLVD WAS GUTTED BY THIS CAR --

"I couldn't understand what was going on at first. i see the front of the car coming inside, then I just moved back and just keep watching that's all. After that, called 911."

AHMED WAS BEHIND THE COUNTER --

HIS FRIEND AND EMPLOYEE -- IFDEKHAR TUSHAR WAS STANDING IN THE PATH OF THIS CAR --

Ifdekhar Tushar,

"If i wait one more seconds, i would be under the car."

TODAY BOTH MEN ARE STILL SHAKEN UP -- AS AHMED STARTS TO CLEAN UP, AND PUT HIS STORE BACK TOGETHER --

"I can't think what I should do next." Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH CAR INTO BUILDING-ONCAM


IT'S STILL UNCLEAR WHY THE CAR WENT INTO THE STORE --

DEPUTIES TELL US NOBODY WAS INJURED -- AND ALCOHOL WAS NOT A FACTOR --

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF THERE WILL BE ANY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


MISSING FM TEEN-TRX, ONCAM, SS (4)


FORT MYERS POLICE NEED YOUR HELP FINDING A MISSING TEEN.

POLICE SAY GINELIZ PACHECO CAUSED A COMMOTION THEN RAN AWAY FROM THE PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS THURSDAY.

THAT'S WHEN THEY SAY SHE JUMPED INTO A VAN WITH A STRANGER.

NO ONE HAS SEEN HER SINCE.

THIS IS A SURRVAILENCE PICTURE OF THE VAN.

IT'S A 2001 GREEN FORD WINDSTAR.

POLICE PACHECO HAS RUN AWAY BEFORE-

SHE'S A TEEN.SHE NEEDS HELP.

PLEASE CALL FORT MYERS POLICE IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


MISSING CHILD-WIPE, SSTOPS


ALSO DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

A SOUTH FLORIDA BABY IS MISSING.

LAW ENFORCEMENT BELIEVES 6-MONTH OLD PERRY FLETCHER *JR. IS WITH THIS MAN - PERRY FLETCHER *SR.

LATE FRIDAY NIGHT A MISSING CHILD ALERT WAS ISSUED.

THE MAN AND CHILD WERE LAST SEEN IN BROWARD COUNTY.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THEIR WHEREABOUTS - PLEASE CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE OFFICER VIC SPEAKS-OTS, VO


N-B-C-2 CONTINUES TO DIG DEEPER INSIDE OF A SEX SCANDAL INVOLVING A CAPE CORAL POLICE OFFICER.

THIS MORNING, WE'RE HEARING FROM THE VICTIM --

OFFICER CASEY ORTIZ WAS ARRESTED WEDNESDAY-- ACCUSED OF PICKING UP A 16-YEAR-OLD IN HIS PATROL CAR AND HAVING SEX WITH HER MULTIPLE TIMES --

WE SPOKE WITH THE VICTIM AND HER FAMILY OFF CAMERA --

HER DAD TELLS US HE FEELS THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT ACTED QUICKLY ON THE ALLEGATIONS AND IS HAPPY ABOUT THAT.

HE SAYS HE KNOWS THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT AND EXPECTS JUSTICE TO BE SERVED.

THE TEENAGER TOLD US -- SHE'S NOT AT FAULT.

IN THE ARREST WARRANT -- CASEY ORTIZ ADMITTED HE PICKED THE TEEN UP IN HIS POLICE CAR AND SAID THAT WAS WRONG ON HIS PART.

HOWEVER HE DENIES EVER HAVING SEX WITH HER.

RIGHT NOW -- ORTIZ IS ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE WITHOUT PAY. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOME INVASIONS FOLO-TRX, ONCAM, SS


NBC-2 IS STAYING ON TOP OF A STRING OF VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

RIGHT NOW LOCAL INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW WORKING WITH POLICE NEAR ORLANDO AFTER A SIMILAR ATTACK THERE.

SINCE THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY --

5 COLLIER COUNTY FAMILIES HAVE BEEN TIED UP BY MASKED MEN AND ROBBED. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION-VOTOPS-OC


INVESTIGATORS ARE WONDERING IF A HOME INVASION IN WINDERMERE IS CONNECTED.

IN THIS CASE- A COUPLE RETURNED HOME TO FIND THREE MEN DRESSED AS NINJAS IN THEIR DRIVEWAY.

ROBBERS TIED UP THE HOMEOWNER AND ANOTHER MAN. FORCED THEM INSIDE TO ROB THEM.

THEN TOOK OFF IN ONE OF THE MEN'S CARS- THE VEHICLE WAS FOUND JUST A MILE DOWN THE ROAD.

COUNT ON N-B-C 2 TO CONTINUE FOLLOWING THIS DISTURBING TREND OF HOME INVASIONS.

SO FAR IN COLLIER COUNTY- THE TASK FORCE HAS RECIEVED 55 TIPS- BUT NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE. Return to index of stories...


WHISKEY CREEK BREAKIN-ONCAM,V O


NBC-2 IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT A BREAK-IN INSIDE A FORT MYERS HOME.

IT HAPPENED ON CLARET COURT --IN THE WHISKEY CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD OFF OF MCGREGOR.

NEIGHBORS SAY THE BURGLARS SMASHED THROUGH THE WINDOW MONDAY MORNING.

TAKING VALUBALES AND A CAR. Return to index of stories...


WHISKEY CREEK BREAKIN-SOTVO


Margie Lennon

Lives Near Burglary

19:44 they told me somebody had broken through a front window climbed through somehow or other --i don't know how they found the keys--stole the van from the garage 19:53 i did not hear any of those thing and I am a light sleeper 19:57

NEIGHBORS BELIEVE THE HOME MAY HAVE BEEN TARGETED BECAUSE THE OWNER IS A SEASONAL RESIDENT.

BUT THEY SAY THEY'RE WORRIED BECAUSE THERE WERE NO SIGNS --

NO ONE WAS HOME. Return to index of stories...


TODD AKERS TRIAL-OTS, VO


THIS MORNING WE ARE LOOKING AHEAD TO WHEN THE MURDER TRIAL OF TODD AKERS WILL RESUME.

AND WE'RE LEARNING THERE COULD BE A LOT OF DRAMA IN THE COURTROOM WHEN THAT HAPPENS.

AKERS IS THE EAST NAPLES MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS FINANCE'S 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

INVESTIGATORS SAY AKERS WAS BY HIMSELF IN HIS APARTMENT -

WATCHING ABIGAIL BORAN - WHEN HE INTENTIONALLY DROPPED AND KILLED HER.

AKERS SAYS SHE MUST HAVE ACCIDENTALLY FELL FROM HER BED.

WE SPOKE TO AKERS DEFENSE ATTORNEY WHO SAYS AKERS MAY TAKE THE STAND ON MONDAY.

YOU CAN COUNT ON N-B-C-2 TO BE IN THE COURTROOM. Return to index of stories...


RENTAL SCAM-TRX, ONCAM, VO


NBC-2 IS UNCOVERING THE LATEST INSIDE A VACATION RENTAL SCAM IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

BARBARA HARMS LIVES IN MARYLAND BUT OWNS THIS VACATION RENTAL ON PRIMO DRIVE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

SHE GOT A CALL FROM A WOMAN SAYING SHE SAW AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST AND WANTED TO RENT THE PROPERTY.

HARMS SAID SHE DIDN'T HAVE AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST.

THE RENTER TOLD HARMS WHOEVER SHE WAS EMAILING WITH ASKED FOR A DEPOSIT. Return to index of stories...


RENTAL SCAM-SOTVO


Barbara Harms, Rental Scam

:06:42 i dont know why they picked out ours. I am mad. If he feels he

can cheat people out of money, that's just not right.

HARMS RENTS HER PROPERTY THROUGH CENTURY 21.

THEY TOLD HER THIS TYPE OF THING HAPPENS ALOT.

HARMS CONTACTED THE SCAMMER HERSELF- PRETENDING TO BE AN INTERESTED RENTER.

HE RESPONDED BACK-BUT SHE HASN'T HEARD FROM HIM SINCE. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING LATEST-TRX, VOTOPS


A MAJOR DEVELOPMENT IN A STORY WE'RE CLOSELY FOLLOWING.

ALSO A TEMPORARY WIN FOR THOSE CALLING FOR AN END TO OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

ON FRIDAY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ORDERED THE DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY TO STOP ALL NEW DRILLING OPERATIONS IN FLORIDA -- UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO WHAT THE STATE CALLS ILLEGAL DRILLING AT A SITE SOUTH OF LAKE TRAFFORD.

COUNT ON N-B-C-2 TO TO BRING YOU ANY OTHER NEW DEVELOPMENTS AS THEY COME IN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-ONCAM


TONS OF EVENTS GOING ON AROUND TOWN TODAY --

ONE -- HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

IS A SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT --

LAW ENFORCEMENT FROM ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE BATTLING IT OUT!

IT'S ALL TO BENEFIT A GREAT PROGRAM -- CRIME STOPPERS.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL THAT'S GOING ON --

WE'LL TELL YOU ALL THE DETAILS -- STRAIGHT AHEAD.

PLUS THIS --

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TZ6 CLIFTON LIVE-VOWP


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TRASH OR TREASURE-SOTTOPS


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TRASH OR TREASURE-PKG


This week.

"Music Boxes"

TRT: 2:27:00

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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.

The good news about our weekend weather is sunshine will be in the forecast, but before it gets sunny, it's going to be cloudy and even soggy.

A weak cool front is edging its way down the peninsula this morning, which will keep our weather very cloudy, and at times stormy, through the first half of the weekend.

Fortunately for those with outdoor plans, the entire weekend won't be a washout.

The best chance of rain and storms will come today as moisture flows into Southwest Florida ahead of a cool front. The main window of opportunity for rain will be this morning through the mid afternoon time frame, and we may even see some thunderstorms in the mix.

The rain will begin to diminish by late this afternoon, and our sky will start to clear tonight into Sunday morning.

Even with lots of clouds around today, it's going to be fairly warm; temperatures will peak anywhere from the upper 70s to the mid 80s.

For the second half our weekend, the forecast looks phenomenal. We'll even start off our Sunday a little on the cooler side with temperatures in the lower half of the 60s early in the morning.

Another nice change tomorrow will be the drop in humidity as our winds become more northerly in the wake of the front. It's still going to be warm, however, with daytime highs in the upper 80s by Sunday afternoon.

Sunday will also end up being very sunny and mainly dry.

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...


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CLIFTON LIVE-2 SHOT, EANIBOXES


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO TODAY -- NBC2 ALWAYS HAVE YOU COVERED WITH THE BIGGEST EVENTS HAPPENING ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

TODAY -- A DAY LONG SOFT-BALL TOURNAMENT, BENEFITING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CRIMESTOPPERS --

IT'S HAPPENING AT THE LEE COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX OFF OF SIX-MILE CYPRESS PKWY --

MY CO-ANCHOR CLIFTON FRENCH IS THERE LIVE WITH WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. Christopher Williams, sgt. Charlotte co sheriffs office Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON LIVE-LIVE


More than two dozen law enforcement agencies

The public is invited to this free event.

Gates open at 8 a.m.

the last game is scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m. Many people from the community attend to

4 games going on at the 4 fields throughout the day,

there will be raffle prizes, vendor booths, and carnival games for the kids.

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HEALTH MATTERS: ASTHMA & ALLERGIES-TRX, VO IN PLAS


A LATE SPRING COUPLED WITH HIGH POLLEN COUNTS COULD TEAM UP TO MAKE THIS SEASON ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT FOR ASTHMA AND ALLERGY SUFFERERS.

IN TODAY'S HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER LOOKS AT TRIGGERS.

TROUBLE-SPOTS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT THEM.

TEASE: POLLEN LEVELS AND WARM WEATHER- DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES- WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW, COMING UP IN HEALTH MATTERS.

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HEALTH MATTERS: ASTHMA & ALLERGIES-PKG


SOMETHING IS IN THE AIR AND CHRISY SUTTON DOESN'T LIKE IT ONE LITTLE BIT.

CHRISY SUTTON/ALLERGY SUFFERER

RUNS:

:35 Right up in here, just gets all congested anytime I'm outside. In the summer mostly, and fall, especially when the wind's blowing. Like this.

HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS FOLKS WITH ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA. EXPERTS PREDICT PENT UP POLLEN AND HOT SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER WILL COLLIDE TO CREATE A PERFECT STORM. EACH INDIVIDUALLY IS KNOWN TO TRIGGER SYMPTOMS.

TERESA SUMME/ASTHMA MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR

RUNS:

10:15 Right now it's environmental.

TERESA SUMME COORDINATES THE ASTHMA MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM. SHE IS ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR ACTIVITY.

TERESA SUMME/ASTHMA MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR

RUNS:

Just the warm weather. When you have humidity out there. Things are blowing more so a lot of times that's a trigger.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Asthma and allergies often go hand-in-hand. The same substances can trigger both and cause many of the same issues. Including shortness of breath, wheezing and tightness in the chest. The best thing you can do, is be prepared. With asthma in particular because it impacts breathing.

TERESA SUMME/ASTHMA MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR

RUNS:

11:22: You'll see a lot of patients with inhaled steroids and once you get that controlled then you'll get relief medication to keep the muscle relaxed and that's really the key you don't want the muscle tightened around the airway all the time because its hard to breath against.

BESIDES POLLEN, OTHER COMMON TRIGGERS ARE DUST MITES, MOLD, PET DANDER, AIR FRESHENERS, PERFUME AND FOODS. JUST THE THOUGHT OF A HIGH IMPACT SEASON IS HITTING CHRISY WHERE IT HURTS.

CHRISY SUTTON/ALLERGY SUFFERER

RUNS:

2:35 Well yes of course. Because it means that you know it's going to be more days where you're stuffy and not feeling up to par.

SO THE TIME IS NOW- TO SEE YOUR DOCTOR AND MAKE YOUR SPRING AND SUMMER PLANS. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


ASTHMA BONE LOSS-TRX, VOTOPS


PEOPLE WITH ASTHMA MAY BE PRONE TO BONE LOSS.

DATA FROM MORE THAN SEVEN-THOUSAND PEOPLE SHOWED LOWER BONE DENSITY AMONG PATIENTS WITH AIRWAY PROBLEMS OR ASTHMA.

PRIOR RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THE STEROIDS USED TO TREAT BREATHING CONDITIONS CAN AFFECT BONE HEALTH.

ALTHOUGH ASTHMA MEDICATIONS MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF OSTEOPOROSIS.

DOCTORS SAY THE BENEFITS USUALLY OUTWEIGH ANY RISKS. Return to index of stories...


1ST US MERS CASE-ONCAM, VO


A NEW DEADLY VIRUS HAS HEALTH OFFICIALS CONCERNED THIS MORNING.

IT'S CALLED MIDDLE EAST RESPIRATORY SYNDROME OR MERS.

CASES HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN SAUDI ARABIA AND SURROUNDING COUNTRIES.

THERE IS ONE CASE IN THE U-S

THE INFECTED PERSON IS A HEALTHCARE WORKER WHO JUST RETURNED TO INDIANA FROM SAUDI ARABIA.

PEOPLE WHO WERE ON A PLANE AND BUS WITH THE PERSON ARE BEING MONITORED.

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TEASE SEVEN-ONCAM


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

PLUS --

IF YOU'RE HEADED TO A DERBY PARTY TODAY --

AND STILL NEED AN OUTFIT --

DON'T WORRY --

WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED!

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TZ6 DERBY DRESSING-VOTOPS


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KENTUCKY DERBY DRESSING-INTRO


THE KENTUCKY DERBY -- ISN'T JUST ABOUT HORSE RACING --

IT'S ALSO ABOUT FASHION AND STYLE -- AND SOUTHERN TRADITIONS!

NBC SPORTS REPORTER CAROLYN MANNO -- GIVES US A LOOK AT HOW TO DRESS FOR A DERBY PARTY.

Silks Party

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KENTUCKY DERBY DRESSING-PKG


Carolyn Manno: " It's the Kentucky Derby. Hi everyone Carolyn Manno from NBC Sports lucky enough to be joined by style expert Stacy Smallwood. Stacy when we are talking about the Kentucky Derby so much of it is fashion and hats and dresses. What is the key thing to remember?"

Stacy Smallwood: "Having fun. Fashion is about expressing yourself and at the Derby you bring out your fun side. And you do that with a great pop of color like the dress your wearing today. We brought two models to show you some other ideas. I love this long New Kenzo- hot pink, teal- really stands out. And this great little, Elle Sasson a new designer, beads and color."

Carolyn Manno: "When you are talking about buying an outfit versus a hat. Which comes first? Do you buy the hat first? Do you buy the dress first?"

Stacy Smallwood: "I think a dress is hard to find. It's hard to find the perfect piece to fit your body shape. So let's do the hard work first and then have fun and accessorize with a great hat."

Carolyn Manno: "For men, how much should they accessorize and are hats going to be on trend for men again this season?"

Stacy Smallwood: "You know what a traditional seersucker suit is always on point. And we showed one here. But, I think it is nice that men are getting into color these days. So we brought a great model here today we did a little pink checker button down, a linen sport coat, and we finished it off yes with a hat."

Carolyn Manno: "Yea, that linen sport coat is beautiful as well. Okay, everyone get your fashion together. Ready, Set, Go. The Kentucky Derby on May 3rd. We will see you there." Return to index of stories...


KENTUCKY DERBY DRESSING-SSTOPS


REMEMBER YOU CAN CATCH THE ACTION RIGHT HERE ON NBC2 --

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BIG LOTTO PRIZE CLAIMED-OTS-VO


THIS MORNING -- WE 'RE LEARNING THE NAMES OF SOME LUCKY PEOPLE -- WON THE POWERBALL JACKPOT.

SUZANNE AND CHRISTOPHER CEN-TRELLA OF GOLDEN GATE ESTATES ALONG WITH CHRISTOPHER'S FATHER LOUIS CENTRELLA, OF DAYTONA BEACH WILL SHARE THE 150 MILLION DOLLAR PRIZE.

THIS IS SURVEILLENCE VIDEO OF ONE OF THEM CHECKING THEIR WINNING TICKET.

THE FAMILY DECIDED TO TAKE THEIR WINNINGS IN ONE LUMP SUM.

THAT MEANS THEY GET JUST SHY OF 87 MILLION DOLLARS AFTER TAXES.

THE TRIO - SAYS THEY WANT TO BE LEFT ALONE - AND HOPE THE ATTENTION DIES DOWN.

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TS LEHIGH CAR INTO STORE-TRX-VOTOPS-WIPE


NOW LET'S TAKE ONE MORE LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

A CAR SLAMS INTO A LEHIGH CONVENIENCE STORE OVERNIGHT.

THIS IS EXCLUSIVE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO YOU'LL ONLY SEE ON NBC2 --

SURPRISINGLY -- NO ONE WAS HURT.

IT'S STILL UNCLEAR WHY THE CAR WENT INTO THE STORE --

DEPUTIES TELL US ALCOHOL WAS NOT A FACTOR --

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TS MISSING FM TEEN-SSTOPS(3)


FORT MYERS POLICE NEED YOUR HELP FINDING THIS MISSING TEEN --

GI-NELIZ PACHECO.

POLICE SAY SHE RAN AWAY FROM THE PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

THEY SAY SHE JUMPED INTO A VAN WITH A STRANGER.

NO ONE HAS SEEN HER SINCE.

THIS IS A SURRVAILENCE PICTURE OF THE VAN.

IT'S A 2001 GREEN FORD WINDSTAR.

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TS MISSING CHILD-SSTOPS


A SOUTH FLORIDA BABY IS ALSO MISSING.

LAW ENFORCEMENT BELIEVES 6-MONTH OLD PERRY FLETCHER *JR. IS WITH THIS MAN - PERRY FLETCHER *SR.

LATE FRIDAY NIGHT -- A MISSING CHILD ALERT WAS ISSUED.

THEY WERE LAST SEEN IN BROWARD COUNTY.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION -- PLEASE CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


TS FL LEGISLATURE-ONCAM


THE FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE SESSION IS OVER THIS MORNING.

LAWMAKERS PASSED A RECORD 77 BILLION DOLLAR BUDGET, WHICH BOOSTS PUBLIC SCHOOL SPENDING BY 575 MILLION DOLLARS.

IT ALSO GIVES A PAY RAISE TO STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND COURT EMPLOYEES, AND IT INCLUDES SOME TAX CUTS AND LOWER CAR REGISTRATION FEES. Return to index of stories...


TS COLLIER HOME INVASIONS-VOTOPS,SS


THE F-B-I TASK FORCE INVESTIGATING VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY IS WORKING WITH POLICE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA.

THAT'S AFTER A SIMILAR ATTACK HAPPENED THURSDAY NIGHT.

SINCE THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY --

FIVE COLLIER COUNTY FAMILIES HAVE BEEN TIED UP BY MASKED MEN AND ROBBED.

NOW -- INVESTIGATORS ARE WONDERING IF THE THIEVES ARE TARGETING HOMES IN OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE. Return to index of stories...


TS LOCAL HORSE IN DERBY-SSTOPS


WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THE KENTUCKY DERBY HERE ON NBC2 --

THIS YEAR -- THERE'S A SPECIAL CONNECTION TO LEE COUNTY --

BECAUSE OF THIS GUY -- "UNCLE SIGH" -- HE'S A CHURCHILL DOWNS RIGHT NOW --

GEARING UP FOR THE BIG RACE.

CHIP MCEWEN OWNS HIM --

UNCLE SIGH --- COMES FROM WOUNDED WARRIOR STABLES --

HE'S CONSIDERED A LONG SHOT --- BUT 10 PERCENT OF HIS WINNINGS GO BACK TO HELPING INJURED VETS! Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-3-SHOT


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-3-SHOT


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CREDITS-REM LIVE


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