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DIRECTORS PAGE EAGLE CAM IN MOVIE-OC, VO
NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TOSS TO DAVE-OC breaking shooting arrest-TRXOC, SS
TOSS TO DAVE-VO IN PLASMA, ZM-fly TROOPER FUNERAL-TRXVOTOP
FORT MYERS HOME INVASION-REM-2 TOSS TO JIM-2 SHOT, OBX
FORT MYERS HOME INVASION-BNR-PKG MOVE OVER LAW-REM-LIVE
FORT MYERS HOME INVASION-REM-2 MOVE OVER LAW-CLIP-PKG
GUN IN DUNBAR HIGH-OC, SS, VO MOVE OVER LAW-REM-LIVE
GUN IN DUNBAR HIGH-SOTVO, OC SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
FREEMAN DRUG TEST CHALLENGE-OC SPORTS
FREEMAN DRUG TEST CHALLENGE-BNR-PKG SAMMY ON FALLON-SOTVO
OTHER CANDIDATES-SSTOPS SAMMY WATKINS-ON CAM
BALLOT REQUEST-OC SAMMY WATKINS-VOTOPS
BOMB THREAT ARREST-OC, SS, OC SAMMY WATKINS-SOTVO
DRUG RIDEALONG CHARLOTTE COUNTY-OC, NATVO NFL PICKS TOP 5-CG-VOBOX
DRUG RIDEALONG CHARLOTTE COUNTY-SOTVO-DISS VIDBOX BUCS FINS PICKS-ON CAM
RACHEL!!! TWINS INDIANS-VOTOPS
DEAD FISH IN LAKES PARK-OC, VO CANTERBURY BASEBALL-VOTOPS
DEAD FISH IN LAKES PARK-SOTVO CANTERBURY BASEBALL-SOT
TOURISM NUMBERS-OC, VIDBOX PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP-ON CAM
TOSS TO BRYAN-2 SHOT, SOT, EANIBOX SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
TEEN BULLYING AND SUICIDE-REM-26 AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
TEEN BULLYING AND SUICIDE-BNR-PKG 11 PM TEASE-CAM99-RTR1-VO
TEEN BULLYING AND SUICIDE-REM-26 70TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY-OC, VO
SUICIDE HOTLINE-OC 70TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY-SOTVO
6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE CLOSE-4SHOT
STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS  


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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


New Details

Young Mother Attacked

A FORT MYERS NEIGHBORHOOD ON ALERT AFTER A MONSTER ATTACKS A YOUNG MOTHER, BEATING AND BITING HER, THEN POURING BLEACH ON HER WOUNDS.

"The dude had bit one of her breasts and you could tell that she was in pain."

ONLY NBC-2 IS THERE AS HER 3 YEAR OLD SON, WHO HID DURING THE ATTACK, IS REUNITED WITH HIS FATHER.

All New

Cyberbullying

A GROWING EPIDEMIC OF CYBERBULLYING SPREADS INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

I wish I could have been here a couple hours earlier. I didn't think he would be that sad or lonely."

A COLLIER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMMITTS SUICIDE AFTER CRUEL REMARKS FROM CLASSMATES ARE POSTED ON LINE.

A STORY EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO SEE. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO DAVE-OC


A STRANGER BARGED INTO A FORT MYERS HOME, SAVAGELY ATTACKING A YOUNG MOTHER.

HE BOUND HER HANDS, REPEATEDLY BEAT HER AND POURED BLEACH ON HER.

SHE PUT UP A FIGHT AND EVENTUALLY ESCAPED. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO DAVE-VO IN PLASMA, ZM-fly


DEPUTIES FOUND HER LITTLE 3 YEAR OLD BOY, FRIGHTENED, HIDING IN A NEARBY CLOSET.

WE WERE THERE AS HE WAS REUNITED WITH HIS FATHER.

THE ATTACK HAPPENED THIS MORNING IN A HOME NEAR EDGEWOOD AVENUE AND VAN BUREN STREET.

NBC-2'S DAVE ELIAS IS THERE TONIGHT AS OFFICERS SEARCH FOR THE ATTACKER. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS HOME INVASION-REM-2


THIS BRUTAL ATTACK IS UNNERVING FOR EVERYONE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD--

A YOUNG MOTHER ATTACKED WITH HER SON FEET AWAY.

THE GUY WHO DID IT IS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND, AND NEW AT SIX, I FOUND OUT IT'S NOT THE ONLY HOME HE BROKE INTO TODAY. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS HOME INVASION-BNR-PKG


SPEAKING SPANISH THIS WOMAN TELLS US THE MAN WHO SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER NEIGHBOR ALSO BROKE INTO HER HOME THIS MORNING AFTER SHE TOOK HER KIDS TO SCHOOL. SHE GAVE US AN EXCLUSIVE TOUR INSIDE AFTER IT WAS RANSAKED.

THIS BLEACH, DUSTED FOR FINGERPRINTS, IS THE ONLY THING HE TOOK. HE USED IT IN HIS ATTACK NEXT DOOR, POURING IT OVER HIS VICTIM AS HE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER. SHE ESCAPED, RUNNING TO THESE WOMEN FOR HELP.

03:52:38 Oh yeah she was bloody and she said that she was getting bleach poured all over her and that the dude bit one of her breasts and you could tell she was in pain and all that. 03:52:46

EVEN MORE PAINFUL, THE VICTIM COULDN'T FIND HER LITTLE BOY. FEARING HER ATTACKER ABDUCTED HER THREE YEAR OLD SON.

22:27:45 It was later determined once officers arrived that the child was scared and hiding inside the residence. 02:27:50

HIS MOTHER WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL FOR HER INJURIES. HER SON TAKEN INTO POLICE CUSTODY.

Nancy Cyphert/neighbor

13:44 The firemen took him and I saw them take him out. 13:46

UNTIL HIS FATHER ARRIVED ON SCENE CLUTCHING HIS SON IN HIS ARMS.

ALL OF IT TO MUCH FOR MANY NEIGHBORS TO BEAR.

14:01 We've been here probably 20 some years and I think it's time for us to somewhere else. 14:06 Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS HOME INVASION-REM-2


POLICE DID GATHER EVIDENCE HERE AT THE SCENE INCLUDING FINGERPRINTS FROM THAT BLEACH BOTTLE. THE MAN WAS DRIVING A NEW WHITE TOYOTA CAMRY. HIS VICTIM HOSPITALIZED TONIGHT IN STABLE CONDITION. LIVE IN TICE DAVE ELIAS NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


GUN IN DUNBAR HIGH-OC, SS, VO


A LEE COUNTY TEEN SAYS HE BROUGHT A GUN TO HIS SCHOOL TO GAIN RESPECT.

15 YEAR OLD SHARONE ELLIS BROUGHT A LOADED GUN TO DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL ON TUESDAY.

HE SAID HE WANTED FOOTBALL COACHES TO PAY ATTENTION TO HIM AND GET RESPECT FROM RIVAL TEAMMATES.

THREE PEOPLE TOLD INVESTIGATORS THAT ELLIS SHOWED THEM THE GUN INSIDE A BACKPACK.

THE DISTRICT SAID THERE'S NO SIGN ELLIS PLANNED TO USE IT. Return to index of stories...


GUN IN DUNBAR HIGH-SOTVO, OC


Jennifer Chapple /student

53:54 i never thought nobody would be that crazy to bring a gun to school 58

David Saint /student

57:42 i think that's stupid you dont need to bring a gun to show that you have respect 48

ELLIS IS BEING HELD IN THE JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER.

HE COULD BE EXPELLED FROM SCHOOL.

HIS MOTHER HAS GUNS AT HOME, BUT SHE SAYS THEY ARE SECURED WITH TRIGGER LOCKS. Return to index of stories...


FREEMAN DRUG TEST CHALLENGE-OC


THE DEMOCRAT RUNNING FOR THE OPEN CONGRESSIONAL SEAT IS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ISSUES A UNIQUE CHALLENGE TO HER REPUBLICAN OPPONENT.

GET A DRUG TEST WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

APRIL FREEMAN WANTS CURT CLAWSON TO FOLLOW HER LEAD BY PROVING HE'S CLEAN AND SOBER.

NBC-2'S GEORGE SOLIS PICKS UP THE STORY FROM HERE Return to index of stories...


FREEMAN DRUG TEST CHALLENGE-BNR-PKG


00:32 "I'm challenging President Obama to a three point challenge"

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR THE 19TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT APRIL

FREEMAN SAYS THE TIME FOR GIMMICKS IS OVER.

18:00 "I think that its important that Southwest Florida has the

answers that they need before going to the polls." Freeman

ANSWERS SHE SAYS WILL ONLY COME OUT IN THE FORM A DRUG TEST.

19:38 "This is not a gimmick Southwest deserves clean and sober

representation, plain and simple" Freeman

TODAY FREEMAN SAYS SHE DID HER PART-

NOW SHE WANTS CLAWSON TO DO THE SAME.

ALL IN AN EFFORT TO PROVE THEY AREN'T ALREADY MAKING THE SAME

MISTAKES MADE BY THE LAST MAN TO HOLD THE SEAT- TREY RADEL.

19:44 "We've already been through this, we don't need to go through

it again."

FGCU POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR PETER BERGERSON SAYS THE MOVE

WILL HELP FREEMAN GET SOME MUCH NEEDED NAME RECOGNITION.

03:52 "She needs some way of getting free publicity and free

advertisement then that's the way to do it." Dr. Peter Bergerson

BERGERSON ALSO SAYS CLAWSON HAS LITTLE TO LOSE BY STEPPING UP THE CHALLENGE.

02:20 " I think it would be to his advantage unless he has

something to hide."

WHICH CLAWSON SAYS HE DOESN'T

TODAY A SPOKESPERSON WITH HIS CAMPAIGN TELLS NBC2 HE WILL BE TAKING THE TEST

19:54 "Lets do this is quick and painless and the people deserve to

know the answers:

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA VOTERS AGREE.

"Just like we normal people have to take a drug test I think everyone

should do it."

GEORGE SOLIS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


OTHER CANDIDATES-SSTOPS


THE SPECIAL ELECTION IS JUNE 24TH FOR THE DISTRICT 19TH SEAT.

TIMOTHY ROSSANO AND RAY NETHERWOOD ARE ALSO ON THE BALLOT. Return to index of stories...


BALLOT REQUEST-OC


BALLOT INFORMATION FOR THE AUGUST PRIMARY IS IN THE MAIL.

REGISTERED VOTERS IN LEE COUNTY CAN CHANGE PARTY AFFILIATION OR REQUEST TO VOTE BY MAIL.

THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS PAID FOR POSTAGE FOR VOTERS TO MAIL THEIR REQUESTS. Return to index of stories...


BOMB THREAT ARREST-OC, SS, OC


INVESTIGATORS SAY A FORT MYERS TEEN THREATENED TO BLOW UP HER SCHOOL.

INVESTIGATORS SAY 14 YEAR OLD SAVANNAH PETERSON WROTE AN EMAIL TO A TEACHER, SAYING SHE WAS GOING TO PUT A BOMB UNDER HER SCHOOL AND KILL EVERYONE IN IT.

SHE'S A STUDENT AT THE ROYAL PALM EXCEPTIONAL SCHOOL IN DUNBAR.

WE SPOKE WITH HER FATHER TODAY.

HE SAYS THE FAMILY IS VERY UPSET WITH WHAT HAPPENED AND HIS DAUGHTER STAYED HOME TODAY. Return to index of stories...


DRUG RIDEALONG CHARLOTTE COUNTY-OC, NATVO


THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS ITS SEEING AN INCREASE IN METH USE.

TODAY NBC-2 WAS THERE AS INVESTIGATORS SWARMED A SUSPECTED DRUG HOUSE IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

"Charlotte County Sheriff office with a search warrant"

NO ONE WAS IN THE HOME IN THE PARKSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD.

BUT INVESTIGATORS DID FIND METH AND SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA. Return to index of stories...


DRUG RIDEALONG CHARLOTTE COUNTY-SOTVO-DISS VIDBOX


26:25 it kind of sucks that it's that close to my house but I guess that's the world we're living in now. 26:30

IN 2013, THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE MADE 38 PERCENT MORE DRUG ARRESTS THAN THE YEAR BEFORE.

THE COUNTY'S OVERALL CRIME RATE DROPPED NEARLY 3 PERCENT OVER THE SAME TIME. Return to index of stories...


RACHEL!!!


BREAKING NEWS --

DEBORAH MOULTON, THE WIFE OF THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS NEIGHBOR IN NORTH NAPLES THIS WEEK, HAS BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO THE MURDER.

THIS IS A BRAND NEW MUG SHOT OF MOULTON FROM LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES.

THEY'RE BOOKING HER ON THE COLLIER COUNTY CHARGE OF "PRINCIPAL IN THE FIRST DEGREE" -- THAT MEANS THAT EVEN THOUGH THEY STILL THINK HER HUSBAND SHOT AND KILLED SERGEY CHEPCHUGOV, SHE PLAYED AN ACTIVE ROLE IN THE EVENTS LEADING UP TO AND AROUND THE SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


DEAD FISH IN LAKES PARK-OC, VO


AN ALGAE BLOOM IS KILLING FISH AT LAKES PARK IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

DEAD FISH LINE THE SHORE AT THE POPULAR PARK NEAR U-S 41 AND GLADIOLUS DRIVE.

OFFICIALS SAY ONLY TILAPIA ARE DYING FROM THE BLOOM.

IT'S NOT LIKE RED TIDE, SO PEOPLE WITH BREATHING PROBLEMS SHOULD NOT BE EFFECTED.

BUT YOU MAY NOTICE A BAD SMELL. Return to index of stories...


DEAD FISH IN LAKES PARK-SOTVO


stacey swindle

lee county resident

"The smell is putrid you can run by and you basically have to hold

your breath and just gag."

kurt harclerode

lee county natural resources

"We are looking at why this might be causing one species to be

affected. That species talapia is right now in its spawning season."

THE COUNTY WILL TEST WATER SAMPLES TO MAKE SURE IT'S SAFE.

THE ALGAE COULD GO AWAY WHEN RAINY SEASON BEGINS. Return to index of stories...


TOURISM NUMBERS-OC, VIDBOX


THIS TOURIST SEASON WAS A HUGE SUCCESS IN LEE COUNTY.

WE GOT NEW NUMBERS FROM THE TOURISM BUREAU THAT FROM JANUARY THROUGH MARCH TOURISTS SPENT 3 POINT 6 PERCENT MORE THAN THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR.

THE MAJORITY OF INTERNATIONAL VISITORS CAME FROM CANADA.

THE MOST AMERICAN VISITORS WE HAD WERE FROM THE MIDWEST. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRYAN-2 SHOT, SOT, EANIBOX


WE TURN NOW TO AN INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT STORY TO REPORT.

A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT FROM COLLIER COUNTY, A COUPLE MONTHS SHY OF GRADUATION, COMMITTED SUICIDE AFTER HIS FAMILY SAYS HE WAS RELENTLESSLY BULLIED ONLINE.

NORMALLY WE DO NOT REPORT ON SUICIDES OR PLAY 9-1-1 CALLS RELATED TO SUCH CASES, BUT THIS IS BECOMING AN EPIDEMIC.

WE HAD A LONG DISCUSSION IN THE NEWSROOM, AND DECIDED THAT EVEN THOUGH THIS IS VERY SENSITIVE, YOU NEED TO HEAR THE IMPACT KIDS CAN HAVE ON EACH OTHER.

Nick: I've just had big problems for 9 years and I'm just tired. I've tried to change myself, but I can't seem to do it.

911: Ok. Well, what happened if you don't mind me asking?

Nick: Nothing really. It's just alot of thinking.

911: Ok. Well, we're here now on the phone. I'm definitely listening to you. Tell me what's going on. What's on your mind?

Nick: I just need you to make sure that my mom doesn't follow the same footsteps I am because she's the type. So if she hears about this or comes home to it.

911: Does your mom live with you?

Nick: Yeah.

911: All right. Sounds like your mom is pretty important to you.

Nick: She is.

TODAY'S NBC-2'S BRYAN ANDERSON SPOKE WITH THE FAMILY WHO WANTS TO SHARE NICK'S STORY.

BRYAN - Return to index of stories...


TEEN BULLYING AND SUICIDE-REM-26


SHRIVER WAS GOING TO GRADUATE FROM LORENZO WALKER INSTITUTE BEHIND ME THIS MONTH.

AND HIS COLLEGE PLANS WERE SET.

ALL THAT CAME TO A TRAGIC END A COUPLE WEEKS AGO AND INVESTIGATORS SAY BULLYING COULD HAVE PLAYED A ROLE. Return to index of stories...


TEEN BULLYING AND SUICIDE-BNR-PKG


ON THE OUTSIDE.

---SOT---

David Escobar, Lorenzo student

22:44:20-:22

He was really sweet and caring.

NICK SHRIVER'S CLASSMATES TELL US HE SEEMED HAPPY.

BUT INSIDE FAMILY FRIEND LIZ SHAFFER SAYS HE HID HIS PAIN.

---SOT---

Liz Shaffer, family friend

05:15-:18

You don't know where people are and Nick was already sad.

THOSE CLOSEST TO NICK TELL US HE WAS VERY SMART.

THIS ACCEPTANCE LETTER PROVES IT.

NICK HAD A SCHOLARSHIP WAITING FOR HIM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.

SADLY HE WILL NEVER ENROLL.

NICK FATALLY SHOT HIMSELF LAST MONTH.

---SOT---

LIZ

03:37

He was a good boy. I don't understand.

THEY POINT TO CYBER BULLYING DIRECTING US TO A SOCIAL MEDIA SITE CALLED ASK-FM WHERE USERS CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS.

---SOT---

ESCOBAR

22:44:43-:45

Most of the time it's is used for bullying I guess because I don't like that website at all.

ON NICK'S FEED.

ONE PERSON WROTE "MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE AROUND ANYMORE."

TO WHICH NICK REPLIED "WOULDN'T THAT BE NICE."

ANOTHER SAID "SHE'S NOT GOING TO WANT YOU. LOOK AT YOU. LOOK AT HER. YOU'RE A FAT BROKE LOSER."

---SOT---

Michael Rodriguez, Lorenzo student

22:47:40

Why care about looks?

SOMEONE EVEN WROTE "WHATEVER MAN. JUST STAY AWAY FROM THE GIRLS. OR YOU'RE GOING TO END UP DEAD."

---SOT---

ESCOBAR

22:46:20-:27

Definitely contributed to him taking his life because stuff like that if you're already sad, that'll make you even more sad.

THE NAPLES POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS BULLYING MAY HAVE BEEN A FACTOR.

BUT INVESTIGATORS TELL NBC2 SUICIDES ARE RARELY BLACK AND WHITE.

IN THIS CASE THEY SAY NO EVIDENCE THEY FOUND ROSE TO THE LEVEL OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR.

---SOT---

Rodriguez

22:48:16-:24

If they're going to go on looking for someone to mess around with or bully, you should get a hobby.

A LIFE CUT TOO SHORT, NICK'S PASSING LEAVES HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS DETERMINED TO KEEP HIS VOICE ALIVE.

---SOT---

06:33-:35

Just tell him it's not worth it. Are you kidding? It was the beginning of his life.

ON HIS ASK-FM ACCOUNT, NICKS MOTHER SAID

"Nick shot himself not because he couldn't handle you, but in the end he wanted to make a difference and bring to light bullies like you on sites like these." Return to index of stories...


TEEN BULLYING AND SUICIDE-REM-26


IN A STATEMENT LATE THIS AFTERNOON THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TELLS ME SCHOOL OFFICIALS NEVER RECEIVED REPORTS OF BULLYING TOWARD SHRIVER.

THEY SAY LORENZO'S PRINCIPAL FOUND OUT ABOUT THE ONLINE ACTIVITY AFTER HE PASSED.

DISTRICT OFFICIALS WON'T SAY IF ANYONE COULD FACE DISCIPLINE.

WE'RE LIVE IN EAST NAPLES, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SUICIDE HOTLINE-OC


IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW IS STRUGGLING WITH THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE, REACH OUT FOR HELP.

WE HAVE PROVIDED A LINK TO A HOTLINE ON OUR WEBSITE.

NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

CLICK ON NEWSLINKS.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK. Return to index of stories...


6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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EAGLE CAM IN MOVIE-OC, VO


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S MOST FAMOUS BALD EAGLES HIT THE BIG SCREEN TODAY.

THE EAGLE CAM IN NORTH FORT MYERS MAKES AN APPEARANCE IN THE MOVIE CALLED: MOM'S NIGHT OUT.

THE EAGLES, OZZIE AND HARRIET, ARE FEATURED AS ROLE MODELS FOR EXCELLENT PARENTING.

DICK PRITCHETT REAL ESTATE RUNS THE CAMERAS.

YOU CAN CATCH THE MOVIE AT BELL TOWER, THE GULF COAST TOWN CENTER THEATER, AND THE REGAL THEATER IN NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


MORE WARMTH TO CLOSE THE WEEK

Heat and dry weather were the story lines again today across Southwest Florida, with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Expect a humid evening, with temps falling into the 80s. Overnight lows will be warm, with lows only falling into the upper 60s and low 70s.

More heat is on the way for Friday. We will also increase the humidity and moisture a touch, with partly cloudy skies and highs in the low 90s. Again, a sea breeze will develop, keeping coastal areas in the 80s.

The weekend features plenty of heat and humidity. A weak disturbance will move through the area late Saturday, which could spark a few isolated rain showers. Highs on Saturday will climb into the low 90s, with mid 80s along the coast.

Mother's Day also looks humid, with partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Again, a few isolated showers will be possible but most areas will stay dry.

Changes begin to arrive next week. A few isolated showers will be possible Monday, with highs in the upper 80s.

Better rain chances arrive Tuesday and Wednesday, with scattered showers developing and highs in the upper 80s.

There is some uncertainty as to how quickly the system will exit next week, and a few showers will be possible late week.

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...


breaking shooting arrest-TRXOC, SS


BREAKING NEWS.

WE JUST FOUND OUT POLICE ARRESTED A PERSON SUSPECTED OF A SHOOTING IN FORT MYERS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY ORENTAL ALLEN SHOT A MAN NEAR VERONICA SHOEMAKER BOULEVARD AND MARION STREET.

THE VICTIM WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL BUT IS EXPECTED TO BE OK.

ALLEN IS IN JAIL. Return to index of stories...


TROOPER FUNERAL-TRXVOTOP


THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL TROOPER TRAGICALLY KILLED IN A CRASH SATURDAY WAS BURIED TODAY.

SHE DIED RESPONDING TO A CAR CRASH ON THE I75 IN OCALA, AFTER A PICKUP TRUCK PLOWED INTO THE WRECKED CARS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JIM-2 SHOT, OBX


TWO OTHER PEOPLE DIED IN THAT ACCIDENT.

INCLUDING A TOW TRUCK DRIVER WHO WAS RESPONDING TO THE CRASH.

WHAT MANY PEOPLE DON'T KNOW - IS THAT A TOW TRUCK IS CONSIDERED AN EMERGENCY VEHICLE.

WHICH MEANS BY LAW; YOU HAVE TO MOVE OVER WHEN YOU SEE ONE.

BUT NBC2 INVESTIGATOR JIM SPIEWAK DISCOVERS THAT'S NOT HAPPENING.

HE'S LIVE TO EXPLAIN. Return to index of stories...


MOVE OVER LAW-REM-LIVE


PETER -- THINK ABOUT IT.

THE LAST TIME YOU DROVE BY A WRECKER HELPING A DRIVER IN NEED, DID YOU MOVE OVER?

IF YOU DID, ACCORDING TO OUR NUMBERS, YOU'RE ONE OF THE FEW.

IF YOU DIDN'T.YOU BROKE THE LAW. Return to index of stories...


MOVE OVER LAW-CLIP-PKG


WHEN THE WORK YOU DO DEPENDS ON A FEW DANGEROUS INCHES.

Tom Graczyk - Tow Truck Driver 40:36 want to make sure we're safe. 40:37

IT TAKES GUTS TO MEASURE UP TO THE JOB.

Tom Graczyk // 28:56 when I was single and I didn't pay much attention I just did what I had to do, got in the truck and left. 29:02

BUT AS THE MILES RACK UP ON THIS HUSBAND, FATHER AND TOW TRUCK DRIVER.

Tom Graczyk // 40:05 if this car is texting or not paying attention and swerves over, where am I going to go? 40:10

TOM GRACZYK'S MINDSET HAS CHANGED.

Tom Graczyk // 34:23 we want to go home at night, just like they do. 34:24

Jim Spiewak // AND WHEN YOUR OFFICE IS INCHES FROM TRAFFIC, GETTING HOME AT NIGHT IS EASIER TO DO WITH A LITTLE MORE BREATHING ROOM.

Tom Graczyk // 30:40 I'm an emergency road vehicle, I'm like an ambulance, a fire truck or a police car but I don't think people understand that were in the same category. 30:48

BUT THEY ARE.

THE LAW REQUIRES YOU "MOVE OVER" FOR TOW TRUCKS.

Lt. Greg Bueno - FHP // 50:16 if they have amber lights that are flashing you need to move over a lane so that they can do their job safely. 50:22

THE NBC2 INVESTIGATORS UNCOVERED OVER THE LAST YEAR IN LEE, CHARLOTTE AND COLLIER COUNTIES JUST ONE TICKET HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR FAILURE TO MOVE OVER FOR A TOW TRUCK.

Tom Graczyk // 31:26 that amazes me because it should be more. 31:33

THAT'S COMPARED TO 670 TICKETS GIVEN TO DRIVERS FOR NOT MOVING OVER OR SLOWING DOWN FOR A COP CAR, FIRE TRUCK OR AMBULANCE.

Lt. Greg Bueno - FHP // 52:25 we're going to be out there looking to make sure that that law is enforced for tow truck drivers as well. 52:29

WE WANTED TO SEE FIRST HAND HOW OFTEN DRIVERS MOVE OVER; SO WE CONDUCTED A TEST.

WE SET UP A GO-PRO CAMERA ON A POLICE CAR. AND ON A TOW TRUCK.

78% OF DRIVERS MOVED OVER FOR THE OFFICER. IN FACT SEVERAL TICKETS WERE ISSUED TO THOSE WHO DIDN'T.

BUT LESS THAN 3% MOVED OVER FOR THE WRECKER.

AND NOT ONE TICKET.

NATS - hooking up car to tow tuck

Tom Graczyk // 34:05 it makes you think a little more especially when I have my daughter and my wife at home. 34:09

TOM KNOWS THE NEXT CALL…

NATS - 36:19 Colonial Wrecker

IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER.

Tom Graczyk // 38:34 he was north on 41 made a right hand turn onto Vanderbilt Beach Road. 38:38

AND HOPES YOU'LL LOOK OUT FOR HIM; LIKE HE DOES FOR YOU.

Tom Graczyk // 38:38 and he's sitting right there? Alrighty! bye bye. 38:41 Return to index of stories...


MOVE OVER LAW-REM-LIVE


DRIVERS TELL ME THE MOST DANGEROUS SPOT IS ON A BRIDGE.

THEY SAY THERE'S JUST NO WHERE TO GO IF SOMEONE VEERS INTO THE MEDIAN.

JIM, HAVE THERE BEEN ANY ACCIDENTS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INVOLVING TOW TRUCK DRIVERS?

THERE HASN'T OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS.

BUT DRIVERS I TALKED TO SAY THEY WISH FOR MORE PUBLIC AWARENESS.

UNFORTUNATELY; LAST WEEKEND'S ACCIDENT MIGHT BE THE REMINDER PEOPLE NEEDED.

LIVE IN __, JS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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SAMMY ON FALLON-SOTVO


SAMMY WATKINS MADE HIS LATE-NIGHT SHOW DEBUT LAST NIGHT ON THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON.

THAT'S PRETTY COOL!!!! Return to index of stories...


SAMMY WATKINS-ON CAM


IN LESS THAN 2 HOURS.NFL COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL WILL GO THE PODIUM TO ANNOUNCE THE 79-TH ANNULA PLAYER DRAFT UNDERWAY.

IT WON'T BE LONG AFTER THAT.WHEN WE HEAR SAMMY'S NAME CALLED.

PROJECTED BY EVERY DRAFT EXPERT AS A TOP 5 PICK. Return to index of stories...


SAMMY WATKINS-VOTOPS


IT WAS JUST 3 YEARS AGO.THAT WATKINS GRADUATED FROM SOUTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL.

HE WAS NUMBER 7 BACK THEN AND EVERY SCHOOL WANTED HIM.

HE CHOSE CLEMSON.IN PART BECAUSE HE WANTED TO LIVE AWAY FROM HOME AND ANY DISTRACTION OF PLAYING AT AN IN-STATE SCHOOL. THAT WORKED OUT. HE BECAME ONE OF THAT'S SCHOOL GREATEST PLAYERS EVER.

SOUTH FORT MYERS HEAD COACH GRANT REDHEAD SHARED WITH US THIS WEEK.WHAT MADE WATKINS SO MEMORABLE. Return to index of stories...


SAMMY WATKINS-SOTVO


COACH RED TOLD ME THAT HE WILL BE WATCHING AT HOME WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO SEE WHERE SAMMY'S NFL CAREER BEGINS. Return to index of stories...


NFL PICKS TOP 5-CG-VOBOX


THESE ARE THE TEAMS THAT ARE SITTING AT THE TOP OF THE DRAFT WITH THE FIRST SIX PICKS,

SAMMY.EXPECTED TO BE TAKEN IN THE FIRST 5. Return to index of stories...


BUCS FINS PICKS-ON CAM


IF FOR SOME REASON.HE DROPS TO NUMBER SEVEN. IT COULD BE A HOMECOMING. THAT'S WHERE THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS PICK.

THEY LIKE WATKINS.

AND MIAMI DOLPHINS FIRST ROUND PICK IS AT 19-TH OVERALL.

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TWINS INDIANS-VOTOPS


FOUR STRAIGHT GAME THE TWINS HAVE PLAYED WITHOUT JOE MAUER.

EVEN MAUER COULD NOT HAVE STOPPED ASDRUBAL CABRERA.

THE INDIANS SHORT-STOP HAD 4 HITS.INCLUDING THIS HOMER.

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CANTERBURY BASEBALL-VOTOPS


WE WERE OUT AT RUTENBERG PARK IN SOUTH LEE COUNTY THIS AFTERNOON.

IT'S WHERE THE CANTERBURY SCHOOL BASEBALL TEAM WENT THROUGH THEIR LAST WORKOUT BEFORE FRIDAY'S CLASS 3-A REGIONAL FINAL.

A WIN AT HOME FRIDAY NIGHT.VS. CLEARWATER CALVARY CHRISTIAN.WOULD SEND THE FORT MYERS SCHOOL TO JET-BLUE PARK AND THE STATE SEMIFINALS. Return to index of stories...


CANTERBURY BASEBALL-SOT


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PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP-ON CAM


THE PGA TOUR.AT IT'S HEAD-QUARTERS OF PONTE VEDRA BEACH AND THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP.

THE LEADER.FORMER PGA CHAMPION MARTIN KAYMER. SHOT 9-UNDER PAR 63.

GEORGE MCNEILL.PLAYING THIS AFTERNOON.EVEN.STILL PLAYING HIS FIRST ROUND. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


YOU'LL SEE THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP THIS WEEKEND ON NBC TWO. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-CAM99-RTR1-VO


A MAN IN LEE COUNTY EXPOSED HIMSELF RIGHT IN FRONT OF A MOTHER AND HER TWO CHILDREN --

TONIGHT --

N-B-C TWO UNCOVERS NEW DETAILS THAT MAY LINK HIM TO A SIMILAR INCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


70TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY-OC, VO


A FORT MYERS COUPLE CELEBRATED AN INCREDIBLE ANNIVERSARY TODAY.

70 YEARS AGO TODAY, WALTER AND ELSPETH HOLT EXCHANGED VOWS.

WALTER HONORED ELSPETH BY SIGNING TO HER.

HE PERFORMED WITH A BARBARSHOP GROUP FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS.

AT 92 YEARS OLD, THEY'RE STILL DEVOTED TO EACH OTHER. Return to index of stories...


70TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY-SOTVO


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"Trying to take care of the other one's feelings."

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"I remember during our married years, there came a time when I felt the honeymoon was over, then we just stayed together for spite."

WALTER SERVED IN WORLD WAR TWO.

THE MILITARY HONOR GUARD PRESENTED HIM WITH A SPECIAL AWARD AND A BARBERSHOP GROUP SANG SOME PATRIOTIC SONGS. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


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