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DIRECTORS PAGE NEW RSW FLIGHT-OC
HLA black bear crash-trxVID TC MON WOMAN ATTACKED ON TOILET-OC, SS, OC
HLA black bear crash-SOTVO TEASE ONE
HLB city of palms park-VID IN TC MON TZ1 A) rash fort myers shootings-2 SH, VO
HLC wx headline-trxWX CNTR TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
TOSS TO ALEX-OC, SS, trxEANIBOX STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
BLACK BEAR CRASH INTERSTATE 75-REM-LIVE ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
BLACK BEAR CRASH INTERSTATE 75-BNR-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
BLACK BEAR CRASH INTERSTATE 75-REM-LIVE TOSS TO JIM-TRX2 SH, SS, SOT, EANIBOX
LEE COUNTY TEACHER ARRESTED-TRXOC, SS, VO RASH OF FORT MYERS SHOOTINGS-REM-LIVE
LEE COUNTY TEACHER ARRESTED-SOTVO RASH OF FORT MYERS SHOOTINGS-BNR-PKG
PAST TEACHER ARRESTS-OC, SS RASH OF FORT MYERS SHOOTINGS-REM-LIVE
TOSS TO JOE-OANIBXTOPS TAMPA BAY RAYS INCOME-OC, VIDBOX
ESC SPORTS CITY OF PALMS PARK-REM-LIVE SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
ESC SPORTS CITY OF PALMS PARK-BNR-PKG SPORTS
ESC SPORTS CITY OF PALMS PARK-REM-LIVE SEACREST BASEBALL-ON CAM
75 ON 75 VETO-trxOC, VO SEACREST BASEBALL-VOTOPS
MOSQUITO SEASON PREVIEW-OC, NATVO CANTERBURY BASEBALL-NATSVO
MOSQUITO SEASON PREVIEW-SOTVO CANTERBURY BASEBALL-SOTVO
JOHN ORR TRIAL-trxOC, SS, VO, OC FHSAA SCHEDULE-VIDBX RVL
OIL DRILLING GGE SETTLEMENT-OC FHSAA REGIONALS-ON CAM
OIL DRILLING GGE SETTLEMENT-BNR-PKG MIKE ZUNINO HOMER-VOTOPS
DECISION 2014 CLIP-CLIP MORANT TO FGCU?-ON CAM
FUNDRAISING UPDATE-OC, EANIBOX CALIFORNIA CHROME-VOTOPS
a governor rick scott-vo SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
b charlie crist-vo AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
RUBIO ON JEB BUSH-OC, SOT, OC 11 PM TEASE-OC
DREIKORN ANNOUNCEMENT-OC, VO FLOATING HOUSE IN CAPE CORAL-OC, VO
DREIKORN ANNOUNCEMENT-SOT, OC FLOATING HOUSE IN CAPE CORAL-SOTVO
WATER PROJECT FUNDING-OC, SS, VO CLOSE-4SHOT


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HLA black bear crash-trxVID TC MON


THIS CAR CRASHED INTO A MAMA BEAR TODAY ON I-75 IN COLLIER COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


HLA black bear crash-SOTVO


58:07-58:20 "I didn't see a thing until it was too late. The bear hit the right corner of the car. The airbags deployed. Then I pull up on the side of the road. "

RIGHT NOW AT SIX -THE DRIVER TALKS ONLY TO NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


HLB city of palms park-VID IN TC MON


ALL NEW AT SIX - A NEW BASEBALL TEAM IS INTERESTED IN PLAYING AT THE VACANT CITY OF PALMS PARK IN FORT MYERS.

THIS TIME.THE CITY WOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY A SMALL FORTUNE TO SEAL THE DEAL. Return to index of stories...


HLC wx headline-trxWX CNTR


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TOSS TO ALEX-OC, SS, trxEANIBOX


AN EARLY MORNING DRIVE INTO WORK TURNS DEADLY WHEN A FAMILY OF BEARS TRIED TO CROSS INTERSTATE 75.

THE LEHIGH ACRES COUPLE WAS JUST SOUTH OF THE IMMOKALEE ROAD EXIT WHEN MAMA BEAR APPEARED OUT OF NOWHERE.

ONE OF HER CUBS WAS HIT BY ANOTHER CAR SOON AFTER.

NBC-2'S ALEX DE ARMAS IS LIVE ALONG THE INTERSTATE.

ALEX - THIS COUPLE IS LUCKY THEY WERENT INJURED. Return to index of stories...


BLACK BEAR CRASH INTERSTATE 75-REM-LIVE


THE MOTHER BEAR AND HER TWO CUBS WERE IN THESE WOODS THIS MORNING.

THE FAMILY WAS TRYING TO CROSS THIS INTERSTATE NEAR IMMOKALEE ROAD -- THATS WHERE A FORT MYERS DRIVER HIT THE MAMA BEAR AT 70 MILES PER HOUR. Return to index of stories...


BLACK BEAR CRASH INTERSTATE 75-BNR-PKG


Michael Bradford, driver

".What the heck is a bear doing on the highway."

FOR MICHAEL BRADFORD, IT WAS A TUESDAY MORNING COMMUTE HE'LL NEVER FORGET.

Michael Bradford, driver

58:32-58:40 "oh my god what did I

hit. Oh my god are you okay?"

IT WAS STILL DARK OUT--

Michael Bradford, driver

58:07-58:20 "I didn't see a thing until it was too late."

WHEN AN ALMOST 300 POUND MAMA BEAR CAME INTO CONTACT WITH HIS MUSTANG.

Michael Bradford, driver

".The bear hit the right corner of the car. The airbags deployed. Then I pull up on the side of the road. "

BRADFORD IS A BUS DRIVER FOR THE COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT-- HE SAYS HE DRIVES ABOUT 200 MILES A DAY.

HE'S USED TO SEEING ALL SORTS OF ANIMALS ON THE ROAD. BUT THIS ONE TOOK HIM BY SURPRISE.

Michael Bradford, driver

59:01-59:08 "It was a first for us definitely. It's not something you run Into every day."

TROOPERS TELL US A SECOND DRIVER HIT ONE OF HER CUBS-- HEAD ON.

THAT CUB AND ITS SIBLING WERE SEEN IN A NEIGHBORHOOD CLOSE BY-- A BIOLOGIST FOR FWC SAYS THIS PICTURE MAY BE THEM -- IT WAS TAKEN IN THAT SAME NEIGHBORHOOD.

Dan Mitchell, FWC Biologist

5:41-5:54

"It can be nearly impossible to keep bears away from road range. One thing people can do is keep them out of residential area. Try to prevent from attracting them to these areas in the first place."

DAN MITCHELL WITH FWC SAYS BEARS ARE ACTIVE THIS TIME OF YEAR.

SECURE YOUR TRASH--HIDE YOUR PET FOOD-- AND LOOK OUT.

Pamela Bradford, passenger

00:43-00:45 "The seat belts and the airbags saved our lives."

WHILE MICHAEL AND HIS WIFE FEEL SORRY FOR THE BEARS--

MICHAEL SAYS HE WILL NEVER FORGET TODAYS ENCOUNTER.

Michael

00:54-01:06 "Every time I get behind the wheel of any vehicle it's gonna be there. It's a very hard hit. Not recommended. Do not hit a bear if you can. " Return to index of stories...


BLACK BEAR CRASH INTERSTATE 75-REM-LIVE


OFFICIALS SAY THE MOTHER BEAR DIED QUICKLY AFTER SHE WAS HIT -- THEY FOUND HER ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

OFFICIALS UNFORTUNATELY HAD TO PUT THE CUB THAT WAS HIT TO SLEEP BECAUSE OF ITS INJURIES -- THE OTHER IS OKAY AND OUT THERE.

LIVE IN COLLIER. ADA. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY TEACHER ARRESTED-TRXOC, SS, VO


A VETERAN LEE COUNTY TEACHER IS OUT OF THE CLASSROOM - AFTER POLICE SAY HE TRIED TO PICK UP A PROSTITUTE.

MIAMI-DADE POLICE ARRESTED DOCTOR TIMOTHY BUTTS LATE LAST MONTH.

THEY SAY THE 56-YEAR-OLD SOLICITED SEX FROM AN UNDERCOVER OFFICER.

BUTTS TEACHES AT DUNBAR COMMUNITY SCHOOL - AN ADULT EDUCATION CENTER IN FORT MYERS.

NBC 2 TALKED TO ADMINISTRATORS AND STUDENTS WHO WERE STUNNED TO HEAR THE NEWS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY TEACHER ARRESTED-SOTVO


9:37:34 as a matter of fact, I'm just declaring all of this will pass because that's not like Dr. Butts. 9:37:42

BUTTS HAS BEEN A TEACHER FOR MORE THAN A DECADE.HE TAUGHT AT A HIGH SCHOOL AS WELL.

WE TRIED GETTING HIS PERSONNEL FILE FROM THE DISTRICT - BUT IT WOULDN'T PROVIDE IT TO US TODAY.

A DISTRICT SPOKESPERSON TELLS US BUTTS IS ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE FROM THE SCHOOL PENDING AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


PAST TEACHER ARRESTS-OC, SS


HIS ARREST IS THE LATEST IN A STRING OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEACHERS BEHAVING BADLY.

ALL THREE OF THESE TEACHERS ARE ACCUSED OF DRIVING DRUNK.

TWO ARE FROM LEE COUNTY AND ONE FROM COLLIER.

THEY WERE ALL ARRESTED IN APRIL. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JOE-OANIBXTOPS


NBC 2 UNCOVERS NEW PLANS FOR CITY OF PALMS PARK, THE FORMER SPRING TRAINING HOME OF THE BOSTON RED SOX.

WE HAVE CONFIRMED EDISON STATE COLLEGE WANTS TO MAKE IT THE HOME OF THE SCHOOL'S NEW BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TEAMS.

NBC 2'S JOE ROETZ IS LIVE WITH THE DETAILS FROM DOWNTOWN. Return to index of stories...


ESC SPORTS CITY OF PALMS PARK-REM-LIVE


- since the Boston re sox left three years ago - the only time these

gates have been unlocked is when little league

tournaments swept through the city.

- major league teams say the stadium needs a lot of work- but edison's

up and coming college program finds it fits just right. Return to index of stories...


ESC SPORTS CITY OF PALMS PARK-BNR-PKG


Marcus Roberson/ sophomore - 0:20-24

Mari Larrea/ Lehigh acres - 0:52-58

Samuel Laguerre/graduate - 0:58-1:03

Edison state college is in the midst of a major makeover.

Take sot

2 seconds

Mari Larrea

Lehigh acres

It's a very good school with good professors.

Soon to be renamed Florida southwestern state college-

The school is on a fast track with an athletic program for the first

time since the 90's. headed by a new director.

Students like Marcus Roberson can't wait.

Take sot

51:30-35

Marcus Roberson

Sophomore

To see the talent around school will be nice and welcoming.

Today nbc 2 uncovered the next step in the master plan.

Talks between lee county and Edison state college- to settle a

baseball and softball team at city of palms park.

Nats-

The stadium has sat nearly empty since the Boston Red Sox moved out in 2012.

Take sot

25:59-26:05

It's downtown so it looks traditional. It's not too modern

Take sot

47:22-29

Samuel laguerre - Edison graduate

Make sure your students can get there cuz that's one thing.

Transportation with freshman coming in.

But thats not all the future Buccaneers are building toward.

A new athletic facility is in the works- with sports programs expected

to launch this fall.

Take sot

46:25-30

Samuel laguerre

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ESC SPORTS CITY OF PALMS PARK-REM-LIVE


- I just learned the plan would be to have a baseball team in this

stadium by next spring.

- lee county officials tell me they plan to make a more formal

announcement in the coming days.

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75 ON 75 VETO-trxOC, VO


NEW DEVEOLPMENTS TONIGHT IN THE EFFORTS TO RAISE THE SPEEED LIMIT ON FLORIDA'S HIGHWAYS TO 75.

WE UNCOVERED GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WILL PUT THE BRAKES ON THE BILL

THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE WILL VETO THE BILL.

THE PROPOSAL WOULD ALLOW EXPERTS TO DECIDE IF THE SPEED LIMIT NEEDED TO BE RAISED TO 75.

PEOPLE AGAINST THE BILL SAID IT WOULD LEAD TO MORE CRASHES AND DEATHS.

SUPPORTERS SAID MANY DRIVERS ALREADY GO THAT FAST. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO SEASON PREVIEW-OC, NATVO


HEALTH OFFICIALS FEAR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COULD GET HIT BY A NEW MOSQUITOE-BORNE VIRUS.

nats of mosquitoes buzzing

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE CARIBBEAN HAVE BEEN INFECTED BY THE CHIKUNGUNYA VIRUS.SYMPTOMS ARE DESCRIBED AS SEVERELY PAINFUL.

COLLIER COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL IS ON HIGH ALERT LEADING INTO MOSQUITO SEASON. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO SEASON PREVIEW-SOTVO


Take sot:

04:40:09 "We're increasing our surveillance, we're looking for where

the mosquitoes are and then we want to test them to make sure we're

aware of any virus activity" Jim Stark, Collier Mosquito Control

District

HEALTH EXPERTS SAY THE BEST WAY TO FIGHT THE BUGS IS TO DUMP OUT STANDING WATER AND OF COURSE WEAR BUG SPRAY. Return to index of stories...


JOHN ORR TRIAL-trxOC, SS, VO, OC


NEW RIGHT NOW, JURY SELECTION IS UNDERWAY FOR A DEADLY STABBING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

IN 2011, INVESTIGATORS SAY JOHN ORR STABBED A MAN 75 TIMES.

HE SAYS THE 63 YEAR OLD MAN, JON WAYNE JOSEPH, RAMMED HIM WITH HIS BICYCLE AND STARTED A FIGHT.

THAT'S WHEN ORR PULLED OUT A POCKET KNIFE.

JOSEPH DIDN'T HAVE A WEAPON.

JURY SELECTION IS EXPECTED TO LAST FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS.

THE TRIAL SHOULD WRAP UP NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING GGE SETTLEMENT-OC


THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS JUMPING INTO THE FIGHT OVER AN OIL DRILLING OPERATION IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THEY'RE URGING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO CONTINUE CHALLENGING THE STATE ON A SETTLEMENT WITH THE DRILLING COMPANY.

NBC2S BRYAN ANDERSON PICKS UP THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING GGE SETTLEMENT-BNR-PKG


A RENEWED FEAR OF GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION IS FLOWING THROUGH THE VEINS OF COLLIER COUNTY ENVIRONMENTALISTS.

JOE MULE, PRESERVE OUR PARADISE

00:18-:21

We are in danger. I don't know how else to put it. We all realize we're in danger.

THE CONSERVANCY OF SWFL SAYS THIS MAP SHOWS WHY.

OFFICIALS TELL US THEY FOUND 2 OLD OIL WELLS NEAR THIS SITE IN NORTHERN COLLIER COUNTY.

IT'S WHERE THE STATE SAYS IT CAUGHT THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY DRILLING ILLEGALLY.

noah Kugler, H20 GeoSolutions

01:42-:49

Contaminants, no matter how far you push those contaminants, they most likely got 200 feet away.

MONDAY THE CONSERVANCY FILED A LEGAL PETITION SUPPORTING A COUNTY COMMISSION DECISION LAST MONTH.

COMMISSIONERS UNANIMOUSLY VOTED TO CHALLENGE THE STATE.

THEY CALLED FOR HARSHER PENALTIES AGAINST THE DAN A HUGHES DRILLING COMPANY.

Fred Coyle, Collier County Commissioner

09:01

And I quite frankly, and this comes as no surprise most people, am not afraid of taking on the state.

BUT TODAY COMMISSIONERS CONSIDERED A COMPROMISE.

GEORGIA HILLER, COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSIONER

05:39:36-:42

I would hate to end up in a situation where some judge rules again and we don't get everything we want.

A SETTLEMENT WOULD AVOID LEGAL ACTION -- BUT SOME WORRY ABOUT THE LOSS OF TRANSPARENCY.

ROB MOHER, CONSERVANCY OF SWFL CEO

05:42:24-:30

If the county enters into these private discussions, the public will not be at the table.

THE COUNTY VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO GO STRAIGHT TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING.

SENDING A STRONG MESSAGE THAT COULD SET A NEW STANDARD.

MULE

07:08-:13

Collier County would stand in the forefront of the nation for standing up for what's right for its people.

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


DECISION 2014 CLIP-CLIP


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FUNDRAISING UPDATE-OC, EANIBOX


ONE OF THE MOST HEATED AND EXPENSIVE GUBERNATORIAL RACES IS LIVING UP TO THE HYPE.

NEW CAMPAIGN REPORTS SHOW FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST RAISED A LITTLE MORE THAN 2 MILLION DOLLARS IN APRIL.

HE'S KEEPING PACE WITH GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WHO IS INVESTING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN HIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN.

IN APRIL, GOVERNOR SCOTT BANKED A LITTLE MORE THAN TWO AND A HALF MILLION.

HOWEVER THE GOVERNOR HAS NEARLY 22 MILLION IN HIS CAMPAIGN CHEST. CRIST HAD NEARLY 9 MILLION. Return to index of stories...


a governor rick scott-vo


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RUBIO ON JEB BUSH-OC, SOT, OC


ALL NEW AT SIX - SENATOR MARCO RUBIO SAYS HIS DECISION TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT WILL NOT BE BASED ON OTHER CANDIDATES. SPECIFICALLY FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH.

when someone contemplates running for president of the united states, you do so based on a criteria you established for yourself, I don't think those are decisions that you make with someone else's decisions in mind.

IN AN INTERVIEW THIS WEEK, RUBIO SAID HE'S READY TO BE PRESIDENT.

MANY POLITICAL EXPERTS THINK THAT BUSH WILL ALSO JOIN THE RACE. Return to index of stories...


DREIKORN ANNOUNCEMENT-OC, VO


A FAILED CANDIDATE FOR THE DISTRICT 19 CONGRESSIONAL SEAT WANTS A SHOT AT TAKING OVER A STATE SENATE SPOT.

MICHAEL DRIEKORN SAYS HE WILL CHALLENGE LIZBETH BENACQUISTO AS SHE FIGHTS TO STAY IN THE SENATE.

POLITICAL EXPERTS BELIEVE MOST OF HIS SUPPORT CAME AFTER HE REFUSED TO AIR ANY NEGATIVE ADS.

HE SAYS HE'LL KEEP THAT ATTITUDE MOVING FORWARD IN HIS CAMPAIGN. Return to index of stories...


DREIKORN ANNOUNCEMENT-SOT, OC


michael Driekorn/State Senate Candidate / 23:03:56 People aren't happy. People have no trust in our leaders. They don't believe the leadership is focused on what people need. 23:04:02

DREIKORN WILL FACE OFF AGAINST REPUBLICAN THOMAS LaPINE AND BENACQUISTO IN AUGUST. Return to index of stories...


WATER PROJECT FUNDING-OC, SS, VO


LAWMAKERS IN WASHINGTON HAVE A FINAL AGREEMENT THAT WILL IMPROVE WATER QUALITY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

MORE THAN 620-MILLION DOLLARS WILL GO TOWARD THE C-43 RESERVOIR IN HENDRY COUNTY.

THE PROJECT AIMS TO REDUCE WATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

INSTEAD OF RELEASES GOING INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER, IT WILL BE DIVERTED TO THE RESERVOIR.

THE STORED WATER WILL THEN BE SENT DOWN THE RIVER, DURING DRY SEASON. Return to index of stories...


NEW RSW FLIGHT-OC


A NEW NONSTOP FLIGHT WILL BE ADDED TO THE R-S-W.

FRONTIER AIRLINES IS ADDING A FLIGHT TO DULLES INTERNATION AIRPORT.

THE 4 WEEKLY FLIGHTS WILL BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN ATTACKED ON TOILET-OC, SS, OC


A LEHIGH ACRES WOMAN SAYS HER NEIGHBOR ATTACKED HER WHILE SHE WAS ON THE TOILET.

INVESTIGATORS SAY KATHLEEN SCHWAN BARGED INTO THE HOME ON GEORGIA AVENUE FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

SHE YELLED THAT SHE WAS OWED MONEY, WHICH THE FAMILY SAYS ISN'T TRUE.

SCHWAN KICKED IN A BATHROOM DOOR, ATTACKING HER NEIGHBOR.

THE FAMILY DOG BIT SCHWAN ON THE LEG.

SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND ARRESTED FOR BATTERY.

TONIGHT AT ELEVEN, WE TALK WITH THE VICTIM WHO RECORDED ALL OF THE AUDIO ON HER CELL PHONE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


NEIGHBORS IN A LEE COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD SAID THEY'RE FED UP WITH THE VIOLENCE.

THEY'RE CALLING ON LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ADD MORE SUBSTATIONS.

NEXT AT SIX - WHY THE SHERIFF SAYS THAT'S NOT THE ANSWER.

AD LIB WEATHER TEASE Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) rash fort myers shootings-2 SH, VO


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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


Clouds and some sun will take over for the rest of the afternoon, while temperatures climb into the lower 90s. Just like yesterday, it will be quite humid with an easterly breeze with gusts approaching 20mph. This will not only carry over some extra clouds during the late afternoon, but it will also bring in a few passing downpours from time to time.

Through the evening, expect a few rain areas to move out by the coast and eventually over the Gulf waters tonight. Expect partly cloudy skies during the overnight period, with temperatures by morning in the lower 70s.

We'll be watching a batch of tropical moisture just off to our east and southeast associated with a weak tropical wave. The influx of moisture across Southwest Florida will enhance our rain prospects Wednesday and especially Thursday as it interacts with an approaching cold front. This means rain becomes a bit more widespread across the area. As a result, daytime highs will be held down in the upper 80s. A few showers will linger through early Friday, with clearing skies late in the day. This will give way to a sunnier weekend with lower humidity as overnight temperatures dip into the lower half of the 60s. Afternoons will stay pretty warm though, with temperatures in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

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...


TOSS TO JIM-TRX2 SH, SS, SOT, EANIBOX


A STRING OF VIOLENT CRIMES IN LEE COUNTY HAS NEIGHBORS ASKING FOR MORE POLICE PRESENCE ON THEIR STREETS.

WE MADE A MAP OF WHERE THE VIOLENT CRIMES ARE HAPPENING LATELY.

YOU CAN SEE A LOT OF THEM ARE NEAR PALM BEACH BOULEVARD.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE AREA WANT TO KNOW HOW TO STOP THE CRIME.

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.

NBC-2 WANTED TO KNOW JUST HOW MUCH SUBSTATIONS HELP DETER CRIME.

NBC-2'S JIM SPIEWAK DUG INTO THE NUMBERS ALL DAY.

HE'S OUTSIDE ONE OF THE SUBSTATIONS OFF U-S 41. Return to index of stories...


RASH OF FORT MYERS SHOOTINGS-REM-LIVE


THERE'S A NUMBER OF SUBSTATIONS LIKE THIS ONE SPREAD OUT AMONGST THE 1,000 SQUARE MILES LCSO COVERS.

AFTER A STRING OF VIOLENT CRIMES IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, SOME PEOPLE ARE SAYING WHAT'S IN PLACE ISN'T ENOUGH. Return to index of stories...


RASH OF FORT MYERS SHOOTINGS-BNR-PKG


SCARED A LITTLE MORE EACH TIME THE SOUND OF GUN SHOTS RING OUT.

SOT - Cynthia McCoy - Neighbor

08:56 its aggravating, it's upsetting. 08:58

AND IT'S HAPPENING MORE AND MORE IN THE BROOKING NEIGHBORHOOD IN FT MYERS.

LAST NIGHT THIS HOUSE WAS SPRAYED WITH BULLETS.

ONE SUSPECT IS STILL ON THE LOOSE.

SOT - Cynthia McCoy - Neighbor

08:41 its been ongoing. It will stop for a little while it will stop for a couple years and then it will start back up. 08:48

AFTER AT LEAST SEVEN VIOLENT CRIMES IN LEHIGH ACRES AND FT MYERS IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS

NEIGHBORS ARE NOW CALLING ON LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ADD MORE SUBSTATIONS.

SOMETHING THEY BELIEVE WILL MAKE CRIMINALS THINK TWICE.

SOT - Otis Marchman - Neighbor

11:19 maybe they could get here quicker and service the area more better. 11:24

BUT SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT THINKS ADDING MORE BUILDINGS TO THE NINE LEE COUNTY ALREADY HAS WOULDN'T DO MUCH.

SOT - Sheriff Mike Scott - LCSO

01:03 substations don't catch bad guys. 01:05

Standup - Jim Spiewak

15:03 we caught up with people who say adding substations around neighborhoods like this one in FT Myers or not, they've seen enough of the violence. 15:09

SOT - Otis Marchman - Neighbor

10:45 I'm about ready to move, I've been here 30 years too, I'm about ready to go. how come you're ready to go? because of the way the neighborhood, ya know, so much going on. 10:56

LOOKING AT THIS MAP THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE IS KEEPING TABS ON MORE THAN 380 CRIMES IN FT MYERS AND CAPE CORAL.

SHERIFF SCOTT SAYS HE HEARS THE CALL FOR MORE OF A PRESENCE BUT ASKS YOU LOOK AT PATROLLING IN A DIFFERENT WAY.

SOT - Sheriff Mike Scott -LCSO

01:28 our people deploy from the substation go out into the streets and patrol cars, motorcycles, boats, helicopters you name it and that is where the real work gets done. 01:38

THE SHERIFF SAYS THERE ARE NO PLANS TO ADD ANY NEW SUBSTATIONS. Return to index of stories...


RASH OF FORT MYERS SHOOTINGS-REM-LIVE


I REACHED OUT TO THE CAPE AND FMPD.

NEITHER HAVE A SUB STATION.

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


TAMPA BAY RAYS INCOME-OC, VIDBOX


CHARLOTTE COUNTY CASHED IN ON SPRING TRAINING THIS SEASON.

TAMPA BAY RAY FANS POURED NEARLY 21 MILLION DOLLARS INTO THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY ECONOMY.

THE TOTAL INCLUDES DIRECT AND INDIRECT SPENDING.

ABOUT 40 PERCENT OF FANS WHO FILLED THE STADIUM WERE FROM CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

THE TYPICAL VISITOR SPENT AN AVERAGE OF FIVE DAYS IN THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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SEACREST BASEBALL-ON CAM


THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.TWO MORE S-W FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TEAMS ARE TRYING TO WIN.AND SECURE SPOTS IN THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT JET-BLUE PARK. Return to index of stories...


SEACREST BASEBALL-VOTOPS


RIGHT NOW.IN NAPLES.

SEACREST COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL IS HOSTING WEST PALM BEACHES ATLANTIC CHRISTIAN ACADEMY.IN THE CLASS 2-A REGIONAL FINAL.

ATLANTIC SCORED 3 IN THE TOP OF THE 7TH INNING.SEACREST SCORED 4 OF THEIR OWN.TO WIN AND ADVANCE.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS AT 11. Return to index of stories...


CANTERBURY BASEBALL-NATSVO


THE LIGHTNING DETECTOR HORN WENT OFF.THEN THE CANTERBURY COUGARS GOT TO START THEIR PRACTICE ON THE EVE OF THE CLASS 3-A STATE SEMIFINALS.

THE COUGARS ARE THE SURPRISE OF THIS 3-A FINAL FOUR.

THE OTHER THREE SCHOOLS ARE RANKED IN THE TOP 50 TEAMS !!!! NATIONALLY!!!!

INCLUDING TOMORROW'S OPPONENT. 27TH RANKED. ORANGEWOOD CHRISTIAN OF MAITLAND. Return to index of stories...


CANTERBURY BASEBALL-SOTVO


CANTERBURY IS NOT REVEALING WHO WILL START FOR THEM ON THE MOUND.SOPHOMORES BRYAN EBERLE OR MIKE MAA-TER. Return to index of stories...


FHSAA SCHEDULE-VIDBX RVL


IT'S A BIG DAY FOR THE LOCAL SCHOOLS.WEDNESDAY AT JET-BLUE PARK

THE 3-A SEMIFINALS.AT 4-PM FEATURES CANTERBURY SCHOOL IN THEIR FIRST-EVER APPEARANCE IN THE STATE SEMIFNIALS.

THEN.THE VIKINGS PLAY OCALA'S TRINITY CATHOLIC IN THE CLASS 4-A SEMIFINALS.

THAT'S A 7-PM FIRST PITCH. Return to index of stories...


FHSAA REGIONALS-ON CAM


WE'LL BE OUT THERE FOR FULL COVERAGE.

9 BUCKS GET YOU IN THE GATES.8 TO PARK.

ALSO TONIGHT IN TAMPA.CAPE CORAL PLAYS TAMPA JESUIT IN A CLASS 5-A REGIONAL FINAL. A SEAHAWKS WIN WOULD SEND THEM TO JET-BLUE PARK. Return to index of stories...


MIKE ZUNINO HOMER-VOTOPS


SPEAKING OF LOCAL BASEBALL TALENT.

MIKE ZUNINO'S CAREER IN THE MAJORS IS JUST TAKING OFF.

THE MARINER HIGH SCHOOL GRAD SET A NEW CAREER HIGH WITH HIS 6TH HOME RUN OF THE SEASON. IN ONLY 30 GAMES.

MIKE HIS 5 HOME RUNS FOR SEATTLE AFTER LAST SUMMER'S CALL-UP TO THE BIG LEAGUES.

MARINERS BEAT-UP THE RAYS 12-5. Return to index of stories...


MORANT TO FGCU?-ON CAM


THE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL REPORTING THAT 6-FOOT-9 FORWARD DEMETRIS MORANT OF U-N-L-V IS TRANSFERRING.POSSIBLY TO FGCU.TO BE CLOSER TO HIS ILL FATHER.

MORANT IS SEEKING A WAIVER from the ncaa TO PLAY IMMEDIATELY.

HE PLAYED IN 13 GAMES LAST SEASON. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA CHROME-VOTOPS


CALIFORNIA CHROME.THE KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER.GOT HIS FIRST WORKOUT AT PIMLICO.

THE DERBY WINNER WILL BE THE ODDS-ON-FAVORITE TO WIN THE 2ND LEG OF THE TRIPLE CROWN.SATURDAY'S PREAKNESS STAKES. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


YOU CAN WATCH THE PREAKNESS ON NBC TWO, COVERAGE BEGINS AT 4:30 EASTERN, POST TIME IS 6:18 PM. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-OC


A GROUP OF VETERANS, OF ALL PEOPLE, ARE LOOKING TO CUT THE V-A'S BUDGET --

TONIGHT AT 11 --

WE'LL EXPLAIN WHY THEY SAY IT HAS TO BE DONE.

PLUS --

A LEE COUNTY WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS ATTACKED IN HER OWN BATHROOM --

AND SHE RECORDED THE ENTIRE THING. Return to index of stories...


FLOATING HOUSE IN CAPE CORAL-OC, VO


A FLOATING HOUSE IS MAKING A LOT OF WAVES IN CAPE CORAL.

THE UNIQUE BARGE SHOWED UP OUTSIDE THE TARPON POINT MARINA LAST MONTH.

IF IT LOOKS FAMILIAR IT WAS IN THE NINTIES HULK HOGAN MOVIE CALLED THUNDER IN PARADISE.

THE OWNERS OF JASPER'S BAIT PLANS TO TURN IT INTO A 24-HOUR BAIT, TACKLE, AND SNACK SHOP FOR BOATERS. Return to index of stories...


FLOATING HOUSE IN CAPE CORAL-SOTVO


SOT

Stefanie Eakin

Marketing & Sales Manager, Westin Cape Coral

6:41 - 6:47

Everyone has just been asking and asking and we haven't really known what it was or what it was doing

SOT

KRIS EGGLESTON

JASPER'S BAIT

20:01 -20:06

Before their face lights up its their phone out of their pockets already, ready to take a picture. They're that quick about it

JASPER'S BAIT WANTS TO START USING THE BARGE WITHIN A FEW WEEK AT IT'S FINAL LOCATION.JUST OUTSIDE THE TARPON POINT MARINA. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...