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DIRECTORS PAGE SERNA CASE UPDATE-SS, VO-WIPE
HLA) moore victims-trx VOTOPS SERNA COURT TODAY-VOTOPS
HLB) dane eagle newser-trx VOTOPS ARCADIA DOG SHOT-SS (2)
HLC) fort myers shootings-trx VOTOPS TEASE ONE-2SHOT
5PM OPEN-CLIP TZ1 A) MANATEE WAKE ZONES-VO-WIPE
PINE ISLAND BOAT CRASH-trx VO, OC TZ1 B) GQ PEANUT ALLERGIES-VOTOPS
PINE ISLAND BOAT CRASH-CELL REM 1 TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
ESTERO BLVD CRASH-CELL REM 2 MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
MOORE POSSIBLE VICTIMS-VO-WIPE ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
MOORE POSSIBLE VICTIMS-SOTVO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TOSS TO STACEY-SS, E-AniBX MANATEE WAKE ZONES-trx OC
MOORE FIRST APPEARANCE-CAM-99 MANATEE WAKE ZONES-BNR-PKG
MOORE FIRST APPEARANCE-PKG EAGLE CAM MOVIE-VO
MOORE FIRST APPEARANCE-CAM-99, SS, CAM-99 MILLION MILE AWARDS-VO-WIPE
DANE EAGLE NEWSER-SOTVO, OC MILLION MILE AWARDS-SOTVO
DANE EAGLE NEWSER-PKG ALL NEW AHEAD @ 5PM-CLIP
TERRY MILLER RESIGNS-SS TZ2 A) GQ PEANUT ALLERGIES-SOTTOPS
SHOOTING TEAM COVERAGE-OC, SS, trx TBX TOSS TO CHAD-SOT, OC
FM SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-REM-LIVE GQ PEANUT ALLERGIES-BUBBA
FM SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-PKG GQ PEANUT ALLERGIES-PKG
FM SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-REM-LIVE GQ PEANUT ALLERGIES-BUBBA, BNR
TOSS TO CHARLIE-O-AniBX VO-LIVE NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
FM DRIVEBY SHOOTING-REM-LIVE A) KIDNAPPED GIRLS IN NIGERIA-VO-WIPE
FM DRIVEBY SHOOTING-PKG B) DAVE ELIAS SU TZ-SOT
FM DRIVEBY SHOOTING-REM-LIVE  


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HLA) moore victims-trx VOTOPS


TONIGHT -- WE HEAR ABOUT THE FAMILY OF 15 THAT DETECTIVES SAY WAS SECRETLY RECORDED AT A FORT MYERS BEACH VACATION HOUSE.

PLUS --

WHY ROBERT MOORE'S ATTORNEY SAYS HE WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO BE ARRESTED! Return to index of stories...


HLB) dane eagle newser-trx VOTOPS


HE SAYS HE'S SORRY --

BUT HE WAS **NOT DRUNK.

TODAY -- STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE GIVE HIS SIDE OF HIS D-UI ARREST IN TALLAHASSEE. Return to index of stories...


HLC) fort myers shootings-trx VOTOPS


TWO DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS --

FOUR PEOPLE INJURED.

TONIGHT -- WE HAVE TEAM COVERAGE -- AS NEIGHBORS IN FORT MYERS FEAR FOR THEIR SAFETY. Return to index of stories...


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PINE ISLAND BOAT CRASH-trx VO, OC


BREAKING NEWS.

TWO PEOPLE WERE RESCUED AFTER BEING THROWN FROM THEIR BOAT IN PINE ISLAND SOUND --

THIS IS VIDEO OF A MEDICAL HELICOPTER BRINGING ONE OF THE PATIENTS TO LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL'S TRAUMA CENTER --

NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS IS LIVE FROM THE WATER TONIGHT AT THE EXACT SPOT WHERE THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED -- GEORGE, WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND BOAT CRASH-CELL REM 1


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ESTERO BLVD CRASH-CELL REM 2


ALSO BREAKING RIGHT NOW --

A HUGE BACKUP ON ESTERO BOULEVARD AT GULF BEACH DRIVE RIGHT NOW AFTER AN SUV HIT A POWER POLE.

THE IMPACT ACTUALLY BROKE THE POLE - AND FPL JUST ARRIVED ON SCENE TO INSTALL A TEMPORARY ONE --

UNTIL THAT HAPPENS, THE SUV CAN'T BE MOVED, AND TRAFFIC WILL REMAIN TIED UP. Return to index of stories...


MOORE POSSIBLE VICTIMS-VO-WIPE


NEW DEVELOPMENTS TONIGHT -- FOR THE FIRST TIME -- WE'RE HEARING FROM THE ATTORNEY FOR A FAMILY OF 15 WHO SAYS THEY WERE SECRETLY RECORDED AT A FORT MYERS BEACH HOUSE.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES RECOVERED 4-THOUSAND DELETED VIDEOS FROM SD CARDS -- FOUND IN ROBERT MOORE'S CAR.

ON THEM --

PEOPLE CHANGING CLOTHES, USING THE RESTROOM AND HAVING SEX.

THE FAMILY, WHICH INCLUDES GRANDPARENTS, PARENTS AND GRANDCHILDREN CALLED DEPUTIES -- AFTER THEY FOUND A HIDDEN CAMERA IN AN ALARM CLOCK IN ONE OF THE BEDROOMS OF THE HOME. Return to index of stories...


MOORE POSSIBLE VICTIMS-SOTVO


4:22-43

Scot Goldberg

Attorney

It's tough on everybody, and this could be something that goes with the children for a very long time, and it's nice that they're separated by this, they haven't been bombarded at a lee county or collier county or Charlotte county school or anything like that but I think that's the most difficult part- making sure there's no long lasting affects on the kids."

DEPUTIES TELL NBC 2 THEY ALSO FOUND VIDEOS TAKEN INSIDE MOORE'S HOME -- WHERE HE LIVED WITH HIS WIFE AND **HER CHILDREN.

INVESTIGATORS EXPECT MORE VICTIMS TO COME FORWARD. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO STACEY-SS, E-AniBX


MOORE APPEARED BEFORE A JUDGE FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY.

THE 51 YEAR OLD LEE COUNTY CONTRACTOR IS CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE CHARGES INCLUDING VOYERISM AND CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

HIS ATTORNEY TRIED TO SHIFT THE FOCUS BY CALLING DETECTIVES LIARS! IT ALL CENTERED AROUND HOW HE WAS ARRESTED IN ORLANDO.

NBC-2 ANCHOR STACEY DEFFENBAUGH IS LIVE IN OUR NEWSROOM --TRACKING THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


MOORE FIRST APPEARANCE-CAM-99


1ST APPEARANCES ARE TYPICALLY QUICK AND UN-EVENTFUL, BUT THIS MORNING IS WAS JUST THE OPPOSITE WHEN MOORE'S NAME WAS CALLED.

VETERAN DEFENSE ATTORNEY JOE VIACAVA ASKED THE JUDGE FOR BOND, SAYING THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS LYING. Return to index of stories...


MOORE FIRST APPEARANCE-PKG


EMOTIONS RUNNING VERY HIGH THIS MORNING AT THE LEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE AFTER THE JUDGE DENIES BOND.

Joe Viacava: "I'm not disappointed, i'm furious, we had an agreement with the sheriffs office."

ATTORNEY JOE VIACAVA SAYS HE'S BEEN WORKING WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR A MONTH, AND THEY TOLD HIM ROBERT MOORE COULD SELF SURRENDER WHEN THE PAPERWORK WAS READY.

BUT INSTEAD OF HOLDING UP THERE END OF THE DEAL, VICAVA SAYS THEY FOLLOWED MOORE TO ORLANDO AND ARRESTED HIM.

"if you agree to something be a man of your word and honor your agreement."

MOORE IS ACCUSED OF RECORDING ADULTS AND CHILDREN WITH HIDDEN VIDEO CAMERAS IN A FORT MYERS BEACH RENTAL HOUSE.

HE'S ALSO ACCUSED OF PLACING HIDDDEN CAMERAS IN HIS OWN HOME.

VIACAVA SAYS MOORE HAS BEEN COOPERATIVE WITH INVESTIGATORS AND WAS VISITING FAMILY IN ORLANDO WHEN ARRESTED -- NOT RUNNING FROM DETECTIVES.

BUT PROSECUTORS TELL A DIFFERENT STORY, SAYING MOORE WAS ON THE RUN AND SHOULD NOT GET OUT JAIL.

TODAY IN COURT, THEY EVEN CALLED THE DETECTIVE TO TESTIFY, WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT TYPICALLY DOESN'T DURING A SUSPECT'S 1ST COURT APPEARANCE.

Detective Paul Walsh: "We believe he was tipped off, based on that we tracked his phone, it went from lee county, he missed several appointments that day, then went to arcadia and on to orlando."

Joe Viacava: "to represent to a court that he is a flight risk is a flat out lie. and we're sick to our stomach's over this and we're going to fight this all day long." Return to index of stories...


MOORE FIRST APPEARANCE-CAM-99, SS, CAM-99


I TALKED TO SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT, HE TOLD ME HE WAS NOT AWARE OF ANY DEALS.

HE ALSO TOLD ME -- "SYMPATHY FOR MR. MOORE IS THE LAST THING ON MY MIND."

HE ALSO SAID "THE PICTURES ARE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS."

MOORE IS DUE BACK IN COURT NEXT MONTH.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, STACEY DEFFENBAUGH, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


DANE EAGLE NEWSER-SOTVO, OC


TODAY -- STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE SAID HE WAS SORRY FOR HIS ARREST, BUT THAT HE WASN'T DRINKING AND DRIVING.

Dane Eagle

"This was an exercise in poor judgement and I regret that. I am asking for forgiveness."

TALLAHASSEE POLICE PULLED THE CAPE CORAL REPUBLICAN OVER LAST MONTH.

HE WAS SWERVING IN HIS LANE AND RAN A RED LIGHT -- AFTER A LATE NIGHT TACO BELL RUN.

NBC 2'S LAURA ROBERTS WAS AT TODAY'S NEWS CONFERENCE WHERE EAGLE SAID THERE WAS another REASON HE WAS DRIVING ERRATICALLY. Return to index of stories...


DANE EAGLE NEWSER-PKG


Two weeks after his arrest in Tallahassee -

State Representative Dane Eagle came home to Southwest Florida to apologize in person.

Eagle

00:12 00:15

Its good to be home and I'm sorry we have to gather like this

At 2am on April 21, Eagle was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The dash cam video from that night shows Eagle running a red light -

but during a news conference today -

Eagle said he's wasn't drunk -- just distracted.

01:42 01:48

I should have never been out in the early morning hours driving on very little sleep and trying to eat the food I just purchased all at the same time

Eagle admitted he had a few beers on Easter Sunday -

but says that was hours before he was pulled over, after stopping at a Taco Bell.

He says not taking a breathalyzer test was a mistake.

04:03 04:06

I used poor judgement and a spontaneous decision and I regret that, I wish that I had

He denies having a drinking problem -

and says he's never drank before voting on the house floor.

Eagle says the four bills passed through the legislature in the time since his arrest is proof -

he's still dedicated to his job and the people of Southwest Florida.

12:16 12:21

Its embarrassing obviously, this has been a humiliating situation for me and I intend to face it head on

While fighting these charges - He plans to run for re-election this November

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


TERRY MILLER RESIGNS-SS


THE HEAD OF THE LEE COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY TERRY MILLER STEPPED DOWN TODAY.

FORMER CONGRESSMAN CONNIE MACK AND FORMER STATE REPRESENTATIVE TRUDI WILLIAMS BOTH CALLED FOR MILLERS RESIGNATION.

THEY FELT HE WAS "CHOOSING SIDES" BY WORKING AS A PAID CONSULTANT FOR SEVERAL INCUMBENTS.

A SPECIAL ELECTION MUST BE HELD WITHIN 60 DAYS TO FILL THE SPOT. Return to index of stories...


SHOOTING TEAM COVERAGE-OC, SS, trx TBX


RIGHT NOW, FORT MYERS POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING TWO SEPARATE DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS THAT INJURED FOUR PEOPLE.

SOMEBODY SHOT THREE PEOPLE EARLY THIS MORNING IN A DRIVEBY ON DELLENA LANE.

ANOTHER PERSON WAS SHOT ON VERONICA SHOEMAKER BOULEVARD LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

NBC 2'S TY RUSSELL IS THERE LIVE TO BEGINS OUR TEAM COVERAGE. Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-REM-LIVE


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FM SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-PKG


:56 TRT

:4 Ladonna Parks/ heard gunshots

:34 Johnny Carter/ fort Myers resident

:50 Chelsea Harper/ heard gunshots Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-REM-LIVE


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TOSS TO CHARLIE-O-AniBX VO-LIVE


FORT MYERS POLICE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR THE SHOOTER IN AN EARLY MORNING DRIVE-BY.

THE SHOOTING ON DELLENA LANE SENT THREE PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

NBC-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN SPENT THE DAY TALKING WITH NEIGHBORS WHO SAY THEY ARE NO LONGER SAFE IN THEIR COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


FM DRIVEBY SHOOTING-REM-LIVE


NEIGHBORS SAY THIS AREA ISN'T SAFE --

AND SHOOTINGS LIKE THE ONE THAT HAPPENED RIGHT IN FRONT OF THIS HOUSE ON DELLENA LANE LAST NIGHT ARENT SURPRISING ANYMORE. Return to index of stories...


FM DRIVEBY SHOOTING-PKG


Trt. 1:20

0:03 Melvin Rutledge, Neighbor

0:38 Annette Coleman, Visiting aunt

Melvin Rutledge, Neighbor

23:59:34 I heard pop pop pop pop pow. That's common out here; we hear

that all the time. We hear the helicopters all in the air. 23:59:44

MELVIN RUTLEDGE SAYS VIOLENCE AND CRIME NEVER USED TO BE COMMON PLACE

IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

NOW HE'S HAD ENOUGH

Melvin Rutledge, Neighbor

23:58:37 I'm concerned about the community because at this point in

time it's going down. 23:58:39

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY SOMEONE DRIVING A BLACK PICK UP TRUCK OPENED

FIRE LAST NIGHT AT A GROUP OF PEOPLE HANGING OUT IN FRONT OF THIS HOUSE.

THREE PEOPLE WENT TO THE HOSPITAL WITH GUNSHOT WOULDS -INCLUDING THIS

TEENAGE GIRL. ALL ARE EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

BULLETS MISSED TWO OTHERS.

Annette Coleman, Visiting aunt

22:29:43 it's crazy, sad that people don't know how to act still. So

my heart goes out to them; hope they get better. 22:29:53

ANNETTE COLEMAN'S AUNT LIVES RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET.

THEY TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES.

Annette Coleman, Visiting aunt

22:30:17 just keep the doors locked at all times, make sure to look

out, see who is out here before we open the door. 22:3:24

Melvin Rutledge, Neighbor

23:59:49 I'm not safe out here myself, I'm not scared, but I'm not

safe. 23:59:54

RUTLEDGE IS CALLING ON NEIGHBORS TO GET TOGETHER- CALL CITY COUNCIL- KEEP AN

EYE OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER.

Melvin Rutledge, Neighbor

23:59:03 we need to do something about it. We need the police to be

out here, we need a police substation out here. It's, this is

ridiculous we don't have no help. 23:59:11

THE POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THERE ARE NO PLANS FOR A SUBSTATION IN THIS AREA. Return to index of stories...


FM DRIVEBY SHOOTING-REM-LIVE


ALL OF VICTIMS IN THIS CASE LIVE IN THIS COMMUNITY.

POLICE ARENT TELLING US WHAT LED UP TO THE SHOOTING.

AGAIN -- THE SHOOTER IS STILL ON THE LOOSE.

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SERNA CASE UPDATE-SS, VO-WIPE


CHRISTOPHER SERNA WAS BACK IN COURT TODAY.

HE'S ACCUSED OF KILLING SUZANNE BISHOP NEARLY 3 YEARS AGO IN WHAT DEPUTIES CALL ONE OF THE MOST GRUESOM MURDERS EVER IN COLLIER COUNTY.

DEPUTIES SAY HE DECAPITATED BISHOP INSIDE HIS NORTH NAPLES HOME. Return to index of stories...


SERNA COURT TODAY-VOTOPS


TODAY, SERNA'S PUBLIC DEFENDER ASKED A JUDGE TO ALLOW SERNA TO DRESS IN A SUIT FOR PRE-TRIAL MEETINGS.

BUT THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE VOICED CONCERNS ABOUT LEAVING SERNA UNRESTRAINED, AND THE JUDGE AGREED. Return to index of stories...


ARCADIA DOG SHOT-SS (2)


A DOG IS RECOVERING TONIGHT -- AFTER SOMEONE SHOT IT IN ARCADIA.

THE 5-YEAR OLD POINTER-MIX WAS FOUND FOUND WITH A BULLET WOUND IN HIS LEG --

AND TAKEN TO THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY.

HE'S CURRENTLY RECOVERING IN A FOSTER HOME.

SO FAR -- NO ONE'S BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


MANATEES SPEED ZONES ARE BACK ON THE RADAR OF NAPLES CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS.

THEY ARE ONCE AGAIN, CONSIDERING A PLAN TO SLOW DOWN BOATERS TO PROTECT SEA COWS IN INLAND WATERWAYS.

WE TALK TO BOAT CAPTAINS NOW HAPPY ABOUT THE PLAN.

AND A SECOND GRADE CLASS IN NAPLES WANTS TO KNOW -- WHY DO SO MANY KIDS HAVE PEANUT ALLERGIES?

THEY SENT THEIR GOOD QUESTION TO CHAD OLIVER --

AND KIDS -- HE HAS YOUR ANSWER! Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) MANATEE WAKE ZONES-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) GQ PEANUT ALLERGIES-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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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.

MORE HEAT ON THE WAY

It was a sun-filled and warm Wednesday across Southwest Florida, with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Expect quiet conditions again this evening, with temps falling into the 80s. Overnight lows will be in the upper 60s.

More heat is on the way for Thursday. We'll again see plenty of sun and highs climbing into the upper 80s to low 90s. A sea breeze will once again develop, keeping coastal areas cooler.

A touch more moisture enters the area on Friday, bringing more humidity and partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the low 90s.

Mother's Day weekend still looks good. We'll see partly cloudy skies both days with highs in the upper 80s. An isolated shower will be possible both days, but most areas should stay dry.

We start next week with plenty of warmth and humidity, with temps holding in the upper 80s to low 90s. An isolated shower will be possible on Monday.

Rain chances will increase by midweek as our next storm system enters the region, bringing a good chance of showers and storms Tuesday into Wednesday. Return to index of stories...


MANATEE WAKE ZONES-trx OC


NAPLES CITY LEADERS SAY SPEEDING BOATS ARE PUTTING MANATEES IN DANGER.

THEY WANT TO LOWER THE SPEED ZONES IN TWO INLAND WATERWAYS TO PROTECT THEM.

BUT AS NBC2'S BRYAN ANDERSON FOUND OUT --

SOME BOAT CAPTAINS ARE NOT ON BOARD. Return to index of stories...


MANATEE WAKE ZONES-BNR-PKG


IT'S A *HOT TOPIC NAPLES BOAT CAPTAIN ERIC ALEXANDER HOPED HAD GONE *COLD.

03:20:29

I think that we have to tread carefully.

NAPLES CITY LEADERS ARE DIVING BACK IN REIGNIGHTING THE DEBATE OVER LOCAL BOAT SPEED REGULATION.

THIS TIME MOORINGS BAY AND DOCTORS PASS ARE IN THE SPOTLIGHT.

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE CONSIDERING REIMPLEMENTING CITY-REGULATED IDLE MANATEE SPEED ZONES THERE.

COUNCIL WOMAN DEE SULICK, CITY OF NAPLES

03:08:24-:29

They just move so slowly they just can't get out of anyone's way. It's not like a dolphin.

EARLIER THIS YEAR THE CITY LOST A LONG-FOUGHT LEGAL BATTLE OVER HOW FAST BOATS CAN GO IN NAPLES BAY.

THAT RULING STRIPPED THE CITY OF ALL ITS LOCAL WATERWAY SPEED REGULATION.

SULICK

03:08:08-:12

They are submersed generally in the waterway and they get hit and their fins get damaged.

OR THEY DIE.

SINCE 1979 STATE NUMBERS SHOW BOATS HAVE KILLED MORE THAN 160 MANATEES IN COLLIER.

ALEXANDER

03:22:01-:08

We want everything to be safe. We want manatees to be safe. I've run a boat here for 27 years now.

ACCORDING TO A NEW CITY SURVEY, AROUND 93 OUT OF 110 PEOPLE SUPPORT SLOWING DOWN IN MOORINGS BAY AND DOCTORS PASS.

MAYOR JOHN SOREY SAYS NAPLES BAY IS *NOT A PART OF THE DISCUSSION.

MAYOR JOHN SOREY, CITY OF NAPLES

03:15:06-:12

I don't think we've got a body of evidence to do that and I don't want to waste the money until we get that body of evidence.

CAPTAIN ALEXANDER IS KEEPING A CLOSE EYE.

ALEXANDER

03:19:24

I'm concerned.

LOOKING OUT FOR A CASE OF DEJA-VU.

ALEXANDER

03:18:56-:00

They could come back and try to do the same thing on Naples Bay.

BUTT TO

03:19:11

They could set a precedent that we couldn't turn around.

A PUBLIC HEARING AND SECOND READING ON THE ORDINANCE HAPPENS MAY 21.

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


EAGLE CAM MOVIE-VO


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S FAMOUS BALD EAGLES -- "OZZIE AND HARRIET -- HIT THE BIG SCREEN THIS WEEKEND.

THE EAGLE CAM IN NORTH FORT MYERS IS IN THE NEW MOVIE CALLED -- "MOM'S NIGHT OUT."

THE EAGLES ARE FEATURED AS ROLE MODELS FOR EXCELLENT PARENTING.

THE MOVIE HITS THEATERS TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


MILLION MILE AWARDS-VO-WIPE


TODAY -- TWO NORTH FORT MYERS POSTAL WORKERS RECEIVED THE HIGHEST HONOR FOR SAFE DRIVING.

NBC 2 WAS THERE AS THE NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL PRESENTED MELANIE MCCRAKEN AND DAVE KRIEBAL WITH THE MILLION MILE AWARD.

THE SPECIAL PLAQUE GOES TO DRIVERS WHO ARE ACCIDENT-FREE IN THE WORKPLACE FOR 30 YEARS -- OR ONE-MILLION MILES. Return to index of stories...


MILLION MILE AWARDS-SOTVO


NO SUPER -- TOO QUICK

Dave Kriebal/Million Mile Award Winner

31:38-

"They say it's to the moon and back two times."

Kevin Buckley/Manager, North Fort Myers Post Office

38:30-

"for them everyday dedication to come to work and to give 100%, whether they're delivering mail or driving, I think it's a very, very, very excellent accomplishment."

THE U-S POSTAL SERVICE WELCOMES ABOUT 200 EMPLOYEES TO THE MILLION MILE CLUB A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


ALL NEW AHEAD @ 5PM-CLIP


ALL NEW AHEAD @ 5P CLIP

:07:24:11 PB&J has long been a kid's classic. Nowadays it's not always a

lunchbox staple. So why do more people now have peanut allergies than

a generation ago?"

THEN, ALL NEW AT 6 --

WE JUST LEARNED LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES WERE PART OF A NATIONWIDE CRACKDOWN ON SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE THE TAKEDOWN HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) GQ PEANUT ALLERGIES-SOTTOPS


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TOSS TO CHAD-SOT, OC


"Hey NBC2! We have a Good Question. Why do so many kids have peanut allergies?"

WHY DO SO MANY KIDS HAVE PEANUT ALLERGIES?

THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION FOR N-B-C'S CHAD OLIVER. Return to index of stories...


GQ PEANUT ALLERGIES-BUBBA


IN LESS THAN 20-YEARS -- THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH PEANUT ALLERGY HAS *TRIPLED!

I FOUND A CASE WHERE EXPOSURE CAN BE LIFE-THREATENING. Return to index of stories...


GQ PEANUT ALLERGIES-PKG


She is as sweet as can be. her teachers say she is kind, she is loving.

WE MET JAMIE WILSON AND HER 3-YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AT RIVERSIDE PARK IN BONITA.

Growing up, we never knew a single person with a peanut allergy, not a

single person.

WHEN THIS LITTLE PRINCESS WAS ONLY ONE YEAR OLD, SHE HAD A SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION.

She didn't even ingest it. She touched it to her hands. Touched it

to her face and her face immediately closed up.

IN A PANIC, THEY RUSHED HER TO A DOCTOR.

And they looked at her and said this is a peanut allergy.

WHICH IS EXTREMELY IRONIC GIVEN THIS LITTLE GIRL'S NAME.

Her name is Reese.

YES. LIKE THE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS.

I had no idea she obviously was going to be allergic to nuts when I

named her.

JAMIE AND HER HUSBAND ARE AMOUNG COUNTLESS PARENTS TAKING THIS PEANUT PROBLEM TO ALLERGISTS.

A little more than tripled it's up to 1.4%

DR. KEVIN ROSENBACH TESTS FOR ALL TYPES OF ALLERGIES. HE SEES TWO REASONS WHY PEANUT IS NOW THE MOST COMMON FOOD ALLERGY.

Probably better diagnosis and testing. you know, where it's getting

picked out more. and peanuts have become a pretty ubiquitous food in

our diet.

ROSENBACH SAYS UNLIKE WHEAT, EGGS, AND DAIRY. A PEANUT ALLERGY IS USUALLY FOREVER. ONLY ONE IN FIVE KIDS OUTGROW IT - LEADING TO A LIFETIME OF BEING CAUTIOUS.

Peanuts are used as a filler in a lot of other foods.

There are so many things in our food that were not in our food 10, 20,

30 years ago.

THIS MOM AGREES AWARENESS IS NOW A BIG REASON WHY MORE PEOPLE NOW HAVE PEANUT ALLERGY. REESE'S DAYCARE CLASS IS COMPLETELY PEANUT FREE. SHE HAS A CONSTANT REMINDER ON HER WRIST. AND HER MOM ALWAYS CARRIES EPI-PENS.

We eat at home more. We're healthier so I think in the long run, it

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GQ PEANUT ALLERGIES-BUBBA, BNR


I REACHED OUT TO THE AMERICAN PEANUT COUNCIL.

THE GROUP TELLS US PEANUT ALLERGY AFFECTS LESS THAN ONE PERCENT OF THE POPULATION.

THEY'RE PAYING FOR RESEARCH TRYING TO IDENTIFY WHAT CONTRIBUTES TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF PEANUT ALLERGIES.

SEND US YOUR GOOD QUESTION BY GOING TO N-B-C DASH-2 DOT COM.

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


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE EFFORTS TO SAVE MORE THAN 200 GIRLS KIDNAPPED IN AFRICA.

NOW THE UNITED STATES IS GETTING INVOLVED IN THIS GLOBAL FIGHT.

TERRORISTS SAID THEY PLAN TO SELL THE GIRLS INTO SLAVERY.

NEXT AT 5:30.WE'LL TELL YOU HOW AMERICA IS GOING TO HELP STOP THAT FROM HAPPENING.

PLUS:

more than a dozen shots fired, less than a block from where children are playing. I'm nbc2 investigator dave elias. residents nearby say they're concerned and they want to know what can be done to get rid of troubled neighbors. Return to index of stories...


A) KIDNAPPED GIRLS IN NIGERIA-VO-WIPE


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B) DAVE ELIAS SU TZ-SOT


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