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DIRECTORS PAGE TEASE ONE-1-SHOT
HLA FMB COUPLE-trx VOTOPS TZ1 A) SEAWORLD THEFTS-VO-WIPE
HLB ISAAC ARREST-trx VOTOPS TZ1 B) GQ MOUNTING HORSES-SOTTOPS
BREAKING OPEN-CLIP TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
TOSS TO RICK-OC, 1-2 BX MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
HOME INVASION FOLO-REM-LIVE T2D: KEY LIME FEST-CGTOPS
HOME INVASION FOLO-PKG T2D: DUCK DYNASTY GERMAIN-VIDBXTOPS
HOME INVASION FOLO-REM-LIVE T2D: BEACH CLEANUP DAY-VIDBXTOPS
ARCADIA SHOOTING-trx SS ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO MATT-SS, SOT, SS, E-AniB FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
FMB COUPLE MURDERED FOLO-REM-LIVE TOSS TO CHAD-NATSVO, 2SHOT, SS
FMB COUPLE MURDERED FOLO-PKG GQ MOUNTING HORSES-PLASMA
FMB COUPLE MURDERED FOLO-REM-LIVE GQ MOUNTING HORSES-PKG
TOSS TO JIM-SS in PLASMA, VO-LIVE GQ MOUNTING HORSES-PLASMA, SS
WESNEL ISAAC ARREST FOLO-REM-LIVE FL JOBS REPORT-VO-WIPE
WESNEL ISAAC ARREST FOLO-PKG FL JOBS REPORT-SOTVO
WESNEL ISAAC ARREST FOLO-REM-LIVE TEASE TWO-2SHOT
TOSS TO CHARLIE-SS-FLYOUT TZ2 A) SEAWORLD THEFTS-VO
LEHIGH ACRES BURGLARY-REM-LIVE TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS
LEHIGH ACRES BURGLARY-PKG SEAWORLD STROLLER THEFTS-trx TC MON
LEHIGH ACRES BURGLARY-REM-LIVE SEAWORLD STROLLER THEFTS-BNR-PKG
FL VETERANS WAIT LIST-trx VO FL DEER HOT TUB-O-AniBX
CONVICTED FELON ARRESTED-SS (3) NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
SUV HITS SCHOOL BUS-trx VOTOPS A) NAPLES PARK HOME INVASION-SOTVO WIPE
SAN CARLOS BIKE AX-SS (2) B) GOVERNOR'S RACE ADVERTISING STRATEGY-VOTOPS
PANTHER KILLED-OC  


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HLA FMB COUPLE-trx VOTOPS


NBC 2 UNCOVERING SHOCKING NEW DETAILS ABOUT A DOUBLE MURDER ON A BOAT NEAR FORT MYERS BEACH.

HEAR MORE ABOUT THE CHILLING WORDS FROM THE ALLEGED GUNMAN AND THE BIZARRE ITEMS IN HIS BRIEF CASE. Return to index of stories...


HLB ISAAC ARREST-trx VOTOPS


HE WAS ONE OF THE MOST WANTED CRIMINALS IN AMERICA.

TONIGHT -- HE'S BEHIND BARS IN LEE COUNTY.

NBC 2 TALKS WITH THE FAMILY OF ONE OF HIS ALLEGED VICTIM'S. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO RICK-OC, 1-2 BX


WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS OUT OF COLLIER COUNTY.

DEPUTIES ARE NOW SEARCHING FOR A 4TH SUSPECT IN A STRING OF VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS.

THE VICTIMS TIED UP IN THEIR MULIT MILLION DOLLARS MANSIONS, TERRORIZED AND ROBBED BY A GROUP OF NINJA STYLE THIEVES.

NBC 2'S RICK RITTER IS LIVE IN NAPLES WITH MORE ON THE FOURTH SUSPECT, AND DETAILS ON THE NIGHT THE OTHERS WERE FINALLY CAUGHT.-

RICK. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION FOLO-REM-LIVE


-HENRY CONTRERAS IS THE FATHER OF JONATHAN CONTRERAS

-DEPUTIES ISSUED THAT ARREST WARRANT TODAY AND THEY'RE TRYING TO TRACK THE IMMOKALEE SUSPECT DOWN

-TONIGHT - WE'RE LEARNING ALL 4 SUSPECTS MAY EVEN HAVE TIES TO A SERIES OF RECENT HOME INVASIONS IN TEXAS Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION FOLO-PKG


LESS THAN 24 HOURS AFTER DEPUTIES ANNOUNCED THESE THREE SUSPECTS ARE BEHIND A SERIES OF STATEWIDE HOME INVASIONS - INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW LOOKING FOR A FOURTH PERSON INVOLVED.

49-YEAR-OLD HENRY CONTRERAS OF IMMOKALEE.

DEPUTIES SAY CONTRERAS IS SPECIFICALLY LINKED TO THE LAKE BUTLER DRIVE HOME INVASION IN WINDEREMERE - WHERE MASKED GUNMEN TIED UP BILL KITCHEN, RANSACKED HIS HOME AND GOT AWAY WITH MORE THAN 25-THOUSAND-DOLLARS WORTH OF JEWELRY.

Bill Kitchen/Winderemre/They were quite threatening and said if i didn't comply, i wouldn't like the outcome."

THE FIRST BIG BREAK CAME MONDAY NIGHT IN ORANGE COUNTY.

THAT'S WHERE DEPUTIES CAUGHT ANDRES PEREZ, JONATHAN CONTRERAS AND FRANK BOWERS JR TRYING TO CUT THROUGH A CHAIN LINK FENCE AND ATTEMPT ANOTHER HOME INVASION.

THE TRIO WAS ARRESTED.

Dick Metchear/Naples/6:07:36 "i can't believe that up in orlando, they tried to cut a fence."

TONIGHT - NBC-2 IS LEARNING ALL FOUR MEN MAY HAVE TIES TO RECENT HOME INVASIONS IN EAST TEXAS, ALONG WITH NAPLES AND ORANGE COUNTY.

COLLIER COUNTY INVESTIGATORS CONFIRMED THEY'RE WORKING WITH THE RUSK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IN TEXAS - AFTER A RECENT HOME INVASION THERE WITH THE SAME M/O.

MASKED GUNMEN STORMED INSIDE A HOME, BOUND THE VICTIMS AND GOT AWAY WITH CASH.

Dick/6:08:00 i think the police are on top of it and they're doing the best they possibly can

EVEN THOUGH HENRY CONTRERAS HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A SUSPECT - DEPUTIES SAY THERE MAY BE OTHERS STILL ON THE LOOSE.

Dick Metchear/*6:08:11 i'm sure there are, i'm sure it's probably a gang of them all over the place." Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION FOLO-REM-LIVE


-DEPUTIES SAY CONTRERAS IS 6 FOOT 235 POUNDS, BLACK HAIR

-ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL CCSO Return to index of stories...


ARCADIA SHOOTING-trx SS


WE'RE ALSO FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS OUT OF ARCADIA --

TWO MEN WERE SHOT --

ONE WAS KILLED.

IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE NOON - BOTH THE VICTIMS AND THE SHOOTER OR SHOOTERS WERE IN CARS.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF THIS WAS ROAD RAGE OR IF THE PEOPLE IN THE CARS KNEW EACH OTHER.

COUNT ON US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO MATT-SS, SOT, SS, E-AniB


STARTLING NEW DETAILS ABOUT A DOUBLE MURDER ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

A COUPLE -- SHOT AND KILLED ON THEIR BOAT JUST DAYS BEFORE THEIR WEDDING.

TONIGHT -- DEPUTIES SAY THE WOMAN'S EX-HUSBAND IS THE TRIGGERMAN.

"He was a little more bizarre than most perhaps but didn't lead you to believe he was a violent person."

DEPUTIES FOUND THE BODIES OF HARRY CARLIP AND HIS FIANCE MARILYN SPIEGEL ABOARD THEIR BOAT IN A MARINA -- NEAR THE MATANZAS PASS BRIDGE.

DEPUTIES TELL NBC 2 THE ALLEGED KILLER BROUGHT A BRIEFCASE TO THE BOAT. AND WHAT WAS INSIDE IS TRULY DISTURBING.

MATT WRIGHT IS LIVE WITH THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


FMB COUPLE MURDERED FOLO-REM-LIVE


TONIGHT WE'VE LEARNED THE SUSPECT APPEARED TO BE PLOTTING THIS MURDER AT LEAST A DAY IN ADVANCE.

DEPUTIES SAY HE SHOWED UP HERE WEDNESDAY ASKING WHERE HIS EX-WIFE AND HER FIANCE LIVED.

THEN, RETURNED THURSDAY MORNING TO KILL THEM. Return to index of stories...


FMB COUPLE MURDERED FOLO-PKG


TRT 1:41

Leif Lustig

Fort Myers Yacht Basin Dock Master

1:19-24

James Bayless

Neighbor

1:34-1:39

HARRY CARLIP AND MARILYN SPIEGEL WERE SET TO MARRY SATURDAY --

AND BEGIN THEIR LIVES TOGETHER LIVING ABOARD THE BELLA MAR.

NATS OF SKY 2 CHOPPER VIDEO

THAT CHANGED IN MOMENTS THURSDAY --

DEPUTIES SAY SPIEGEL'S EX HUSBAND MICHAEL SHOWED UP TO SALTY SAM'S MARINA ON A MISSION TO KILL.

MOMENTS BEFORE THE MURDER -- WITNESSES REPORTED HEARING HIM ON A CELL PHONE ANGRILY SAYING "YOU WILL BE SORRY -- I WANT TO GET THIS STRAIGHTENED OUT."

THEN A FRANTIC 911 CALL FROM THE BOAT -- SCREAMING AT MICHAEL TO LEAVE.

WITNESSES HEARD THE SCREAMS. THEN GUN SHOTS.

1:25 everything is horrible. it just, it's anybody's worst nightmare 32

GRIEVING FAMILY -- WONDERING WHAT PUSHED THE SUSPECT OVER THE EDGE.

DEPUTIES FOUND SPIEGEL COVERED IN BLOOD -- WANDERING THE DOCK WITH A BREIF CASE.

HE CLAIMED HE'D BEEN ATTACKED '' THEN SOMETHING BAD HAPPENED."

1:08 i'm just im very shocked and very sad, i just wanted only the best for harry and marilyn 18

THIS PHOTO OBTAINED BY NBC2 SHOWS MARILYN STANDING NEXT TO THE BOAT SHE AND HER EX USED TO SHARE.

IT'S WHERE MICHAEL LIVED FOR THE LAST MONTH -- AFTER ARRIVING TO THE FORT MYERS YACHT BASIN FROM MIAMI ONE MONTH AGO.

HIS SON WAS ON BOARD.

25:13 just typical nutty type of guy. you see people that are just a little bizarre in this industry boating industry and he was a little more bizarre than most perhaps but didn't lead you to believe he was a violent person 26

INVESTIGATORS DESCENDED ON THE BOAT HOURS AFTER THE KILLINGS THURSDAY --

REMOVING EVIDENCE AND EVEN A DOG.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY FOUND A GUN CASE MATCHING THE WEAPON FIRED AT THE CRIME SCENE. Return to index of stories...


FMB COUPLE MURDERED FOLO-REM-LIVE


THE ARREST REPORT SAYS WHEN DEPUTIES FIRST GOT HERE THERE WAS A FIRE ON THE BOAT AND THE STOVE TURNED ON.

IF ANY MORE TIME WENT BY -- THE BOAT MAY HAVE GONE UP IN FLAMES.

COMING UP AT 6 -- WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT THE DISTURBING ITEMS FOUND ABOARD

LIVE ON SAN CARLOS ISLAND, MATT WRIGHT, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JIM-SS in PLASMA, VO-LIVE


TONIGHT -- ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST WANTED IS IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL.

U-S MARSHALS CAPTURED WESNEL ISAAC IN HAITI.

OUR CAMERAS WERE THERE LAST NIGHT-- OFFICIALS WALKED HIM INTO THE JAIL IN SHACKLES.

ISAAC IS CHARGED WITH THE 2007 MURDERS OF THREE PEOPLE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

BUT INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE HIS VIOLENCE STARTED LONG BEFOR THAT.

NBC 2'S JIM SPIEWAK SPENT THE DAY DIGGING INTO ISAAC'S CRIMINAL HISTORY. Return to index of stories...


WESNEL ISAAC ARREST FOLO-REM-LIVE


WENSEL ISAAC HAS MORE THAN A DOZEN ARRESTS IN LEE COUNTY ALONE.

AND THAT'S ALL BEFORE HIS ARREST WHERE HES NOW CHARGED WITH KILLING THREE PROPLE. Return to index of stories...


WESNEL ISAAC ARREST FOLO-PKG


RUNNING FROM THE LAW FOR SEVEN YEARS.

WENSEL ISAAC WILL HIDE NO MORE.

SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT HOPES THIS PERP WALK IS THE LAST WALK ISAAC TAKES OUTSIDE THE WALLS OF A JAIL OR PRISON.

SOT - Sheriff Mike Scott - LCSO

11:34 he ran like a coward tried to hide. Everybody has to come up for air. 11:37

THE U.S. MARSHAL'S OFFICE THOUGHT HIM TO BE SO DANGEROUS THEY ADDED HIM TO THEIR TOP 15 MOST WANTED LIST.

AFTER BEING PICKED UP IN HAITI AND BROUGHT BACK TO FLORIDA, ISAAC IS NOW CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING THREE PEOPLE AND KILLING THEM IN THIS LEHIGH ACRES FIELD IN 2007.

ONE OF THE MEN KILLED WAS REID GRAHAM. I SPOKE TO HIS BROTHER TODAY ABOUT ISAAC'S ARREST.

SOT - Phoner - Lyle Graham - Brother of Victim

02:33 its some closure for us. You're never going to being somebody back. 02:40

ISAAC IS NO STRANGER TO BREAKING THE LAW.

LOOKING INTO HIS PAST I FOUND HE HAS 16 ARRESTS IN LEE COUNTY AND TWO MORE IN HILLSBOROUGH OUTSIDE TAMPA ALL BEFORE THE 2007 SHOOTINGS.

SOT - Sheriff Mike Scott - LCSO

11:02 this guy had a hell of prior record of violence of burglary of drugs of gang activity. 11:08

REID'S BROTHER LYLE TELLS ME HE CAN SLEEP A LITTLE BETTER AT NIGHT KNOWING ISAAC IS NOW

BEHIND BARS.

SOT - Phoner - Lyle Graham

02:41 just the fact that this senseless crime didn't go without ajducitation without the system working it really restores your confidence. 02:53 Return to index of stories...


WESNEL ISAAC ARREST FOLO-REM-LIVE


SHERIFF SCOTT TELLS ME THIS IS ONE IF THE MOST DANGEROUS AND VIOLENT CRIMINALS HE'S SEEN IN LEE COUNTY.

COMING UP AT 6 -- HEAR MORE FROM THE VICTIMS FAMILIES ABOUT FINALLY FINDING ISAAC.

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


TOSS TO CHARLIE-SS-FLYOUT


A FRIGHTENING MORNING FOR AN ELDERLY COUPLE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

DEPUTIES TELL NBC 2 -- SOMEONE BARGED INTO THEIR PALMYRA AVENUE HOME -- WHILE THEY WERE THERE -- AND ROBBED THEM OF CASH AND A T-V.

NBC 2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN BROKE THIS STORY AND JOINS US LIVE WITH THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ACRES BURGLARY-REM-LIVE


STILL NO ARREST IN THIS CASE.

ABOUT SIX HOURS AGO -- SOMEBODY BROKE INTO THE HOUSE BEHIND ME.

AND ROBBED THE COUPLE WHO LIVES HERE.

THEY ARE IN THE 80'S AND 90'S AND ONE OF THEM IS IN A WHEELCHAIR. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ACRES BURGLARY-PKG


Trt 0:53

0:03 Angelo Toscano, Neighbor

Angelo Toscano, Neighbor

10:23:02 I've got a elderly mom in the house and my kids and my wife

and a brand new grand baby so yeah it makes me worry. 10:23:09

ANGELO TOSCANO MOVED TO LEHIGH ACRES FOR THE PEACE AND QUIET.

NOT THIS-

Angelo Toscano, Neighbor

10:23:30 its like a war zone

Nats

A BLOCK AWAY- SOMEONE WEARING A MASK BROKE IN A HOME. STEALING CASH AND A TV - ALL WHILE THE HOMEOWNERS WERE INSIDE.

Angelo Toscano, Neighbor

10:22:44 I just noticed the helicopter buzzing overhead. Then my son

was on his way home from school and called me saying dad we got

sheriffs at both ends of the block. We didn't know what was happening.

10:22:53

THE ACTION WAS HARD FOR OTHER NEIGHBORS TO MISS.

Mark Montenegro, Neighbor

10:21:24 it's pretty shocking yeah. I wouldnt expect it in this area:27

UNFORTUNATELY IT GETS LESS AND LESS SHOCKING FOR TOSCANO.

Angelo Toscano, Neighbor

10:23:50 in this area it's shocking but not so much for Lehigh itself

or fort Myers in general, every. Time we turn on the news that's all

we're hearing about. 10:24:00 Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ACRES BURGLARY-REM-LIVE


LUCKILY THE PEOPLE LIVING HERE WERE NOT HURT DURING THE INCIDENT.

DEPUTIES TELL ME THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS NOT IN DANGER.

IN LEHIGH ACRES CK NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


FL VETERANS WAIT LIST-trx VO


WE ARE UNCOVERING DETAILS ABOUT THE V-A HOSPITAL SCANDALE REACHING INTO FLORIDA.

A VETERANS AFFAIRS HOSPITAL IN GAINSVILLE IS ACCUSED OF HAVING A SECRET WAIT LIST.

THREE EMPLOYEES FROM THE FACILITY ARE ON LEAVE.

TODAY -- GOVERNOR SCOTT CALLED FOR AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION.

HEALTH CARE INSPECTORS WERE DENIED ACCESS TO HOSPITAL RECORDS LAST MONTH. THE INVESTIGAITON WAS LAUNCHED AFTER WORD THAT VETERANS WERE DYING BEFORE THEY COULD BE SEEN AT A CLINIC IN PHOENIX. THE WAITING LIST WAS SO LONG.

TODAY AT A SENATE HEARING INTO THE RECENT SCANDAL -- THE HEAD OF VETERANS AFFAIRS SAID HE WOULD **NOT RESIGN. Return to index of stories...


CONVICTED FELON ARRESTED-SS (3)


A CONVICTED FELON IS ACCUSED OF USING TWO HOMES IN FORT MYERS TO TRAFFIC DRUGS.

INVESTIGATORS RAIDED HOMES ON ELMWOOD AND ASHWOOD STREETS.

OFFICERS SAY FELIX CARLOS WALKER GONZALEZ USED THEM AS PART OF A LARGER DRUG RING.

HE HAS A LONG CRIMINAL HISTORY IN LEE COUNTY.

THIS TIME, POLICE SAY THEY FOUND BAGGIES OF HEROIN, COCAINE AND 2 HANDGUNS. Return to index of stories...


SUV HITS SCHOOL BUS-trx VOTOPS


AN S-U-V SLAMMED INTO A LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BUS THIS MORNING IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE BUS DRIVER HAD JUST STOPPED TO PICK UP TWO STUDENTS AT THE CORNER OF 10TH STREET AND THOMPSON AVENUE.

30 STUDENTS WERE ON THE BUS AT THE TIME.

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


SAN CARLOS BIKE AX-SS (2)


TWO BICYCLISTS WERE HIT BY A CAR THIS MORNING IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

THE CRASH HAPPENED ON THREE OAKS PARKWAY AT PINE CHASE ROAD.

YOU CAN SEE THE BIKES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INTERSECTION.

BOTH RIDERS WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH TRAUMA INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


PANTHER KILLED-OC


ANOTHER ENDANGERED FLORIDA PANTHER DIED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- THE 15TH THIS YEAR.

WILDLIFE OFFICIALS FOUND THE BODY OF 14-MONTH OLD PANTHER TODAY ON OIL WELLS ROAD -- NEAR PACIFIC GRADE -- IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THEY THINK IT WAS HIT BY A CAR. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-1-SHOT


A SEAWORLD EMPLOYEE IS IN JAIL -- ACCUSED OF DIGGING THROUGH THE PURSES AND STROLLERS OF GUESTS.

NEXT AT 5.HOW INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY TRACKED HER DOWN.

PLUS --

STAND-ALONE

:04:40:20

This weekend when you're watching the Preakness on NBC - think about

this Good Question. Why do you always see riders getting on and off

horses only on the left side? I'm at a barn in Naples to get the

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TZ1 A) SEAWORLD THEFTS-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) GQ MOUNTING HORSES-SOTTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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T2D: KEY LIME FEST-CGTOPS


ITS FRIDAY, AND THAT MEANS A LOOK AT THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND.

HEAD OVER TO FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE FOR THE KEY LIME FESTIVAL TOMORROW.

YOU'LL FIND EVERYTHING LIME --

FROM FOOD TO SCENTED SOAPS AND LOTIONS.

THERE'S ALSO LIVE MUSIC, GAMES -- EVEN A KEY LIME MASCOT. Return to index of stories...


T2D: DUCK DYNASTY GERMAIN-VIDBXTOPS


"DUCK DYNASTY" IS COMING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SUNDAY.

THE ROBERTSON FAMILY WILL PERFORM AT GERMAIN ARENA.

THE SHOW IS CALLED "THE CALL: FAITH, FAMILY & FACIAL HAIR."

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.

THE SHOW BENEFITS THE LOCAL SALVATION ARMY. Return to index of stories...


T2D: BEACH CLEANUP DAY-VIDBXTOPS


YOU CAN HELP KEEP MARCO ISLAND BEACHES BEAUTIFUL.

SUNDAY IS BEACH CLEAN-UP DAY.

MEET UP AT THE SOUTH BEACH BOARDWALK FROM 8 TO 10 IN THE MORNING.

PUBLIX WILL SUPPLY GLOVES, TRASH BAGS AND BOTTLED WATER FOR VOLUNTEERS. Return to index of stories...


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.

GREAT WEATHER FOR THE WEEKEND

After a week of humid weather and scattered storms, cooler and drier air filtered into Southwest Florida Friday, with highs only climbing into the low 80s. Skies will completely clear this evening, with temps quickly falling into the low 70s.

It will be one of the cooler overnights in a long time, with lows falling into the upper 50s in the urban corridor. Many locations east of I-75 will tumble into the low to mid 50s.

The great weather from Friday continues into the weekend. Expect barely a cloud in the sky through the daytime hours, with warmer highs in the low to mid 80s. It will again be breezy, with northerly winds between 10-20 mph.

Sun-filled weather marches on into Sunday. We will again see wall-to-wall sun all day long with temps in the mid to upper 80s.

Low humidity values will continue into next week. Plenty of sun will again bathe the area on Monday, with temps back in the upper 80s.

A few clouds will likely develop Tuesday & Wednesday, with highs holding in the mid to upper 80s.

By late week, more moisture and more humidity begin to work back into the area. This will result in partly cloudy skies to close next week, with highs pushing into the upper 80s and low 90s.

No major storm system is expected to impact the area over the next 7 days. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHAD-NATSVO, 2SHOT, SS


"'I'll have another' bearing down. It's 'Bodemeister' and 'I'll have another' in a dramatic Preakness!"

TOMORROW GET READY FOR MORE DRAMA ON N-B-C-2.

IT'S THE SECOND JEWEL OF THE TRIPLE CROWN.

TRAINERS ARE IN THE FINAL HOURS OF PREP TIME BEFORE THE PREAKNESS STAKES FROM BALTIMORE.

IT GOT US THINKING ABOUT THE GOOD QUESTON:

"WHY DO RIDERS ALWAYS GET ON AND OFF THEIR HORSES FROM THE LEFT SIDE?"

CHAD OLIVER WENT TO EQUINE EXPERTS IN NAPLES TO GET THE ANSWER. Return to index of stories...


GQ MOUNTING HORSES-PLASMA


HORSE-BACK RIDING IS STEEPED IN HISTORY.

TOMORROW IS THE *139TH* RUNNING OF PREAKNESS.

RIDERS AT ALL LEVELS AGREE, YOU MOUNT AND DISMOUNT FROM THE LEFT SIDE.

LOOK TO HISTORY FOR THE REASON WHY. Return to index of stories...


GQ MOUNTING HORSES-PKG


RIDERS AT NAPLES EQUESTRIAN CHALLENGE KNOW THE PROCESS.

You can only mount on the left side, there's not even an option to

mount on the right side.

THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OFFERS THERAPUTIC RIDING FOR KIDS AND ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

Stretch, push push, awesome!

As long as the doctor refers them to our program and says it's okay

for them to ride, we accept them.

THE TRAINING FOR HUMANS AND HORSES ISN'T SOMETHING THAT CHANGES WITH THE SEASONS.

I mean it's a live animal so they have a mind of their own.

MISSY SARACINO SAYS RIDERS ARE TAUGHT FROM AN EARLY AGE TO MOUNT FROM THE LEFT SIDE.

It's tradition. Everyone knows you walk a horse on the left side, and

you mount and you dismount from the left side.

Do you get on the right side or the left side?

Romeo: Left.

Why the left?

I don't know.

TO KNOW *WHY* THINK BACK TO WHEN HORSES WERE USED IN WAR. MOST SOLDIERS CARRIED THEIR SWORDS ON THE *LEFT* SIDE IN ORDER TO GRAB WITH THEIR RIGHT.

So if they needed to draw it out while riding their horse, they would

be able to get on the horse without the sword getting in the way.

EVEN THOUGH MODERN RIDERS DON'T CARRY SHARP OBJECTS.

No, no swords. No.

THEY STILL HOLD ON TO TRADITION.

Left, good

Say bye Sunny Bee see you next time. Return to index of stories...


GQ MOUNTING HORSES-PLASMA, SS


THE LEFT SIDE IS THE STANDARD FOR INTERACTING WITH HORSES.

NOT JUST MOUNTING AND DISMOUNTING.

WHEN HALTERING AND LEADING HORSES -- NOTICE IT'S ALWAYS ON THE LEFT SIDE.

SEE FOR YOURSELF TOMORROW.

NBC-2'S COVERAGE FROM PIMLICO BEGINS AT 4:30. Return to index of stories...


FL JOBS REPORT-VO-WIPE


FLORIDA'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE CONTINUES TO DROP.

THE NEW REPORT OUT TODAY SHOWED OUR RATE IN APRIL WAS 6-POINT-2 PERCENT, A TENTH OF A POINT LOWER THAN MARCH.

STATE OFFICIALS SAY MORE THAN 33-THOUSAND JOBS WERE CREATED IN THE PRIVATE-SECTOR. Return to index of stories...


FL JOBS REPORT-SOTVO


Jesse Panuccio/Department of Economic Opportunity

"What we're seeing again, is both the raw number of people entering the labor force is increasing over the past four months, and also the participation rate is increasing. That's an important sign, because it means people are gaining confidence in the markets again."

THE COUNTRY'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS 6.3 PERCENT.VIRTUALLY THE SAME AS FLORIDA'S. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


PARENTS, MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN THERE --

YOU'VE GOT THE FAMILY AT A THEME PARK WHERE YOU HAVE TO PARK THE STROLLER OR STOW YOUR BAG TO GET ON A RIDE.

WAIT TILL YOU HEAR WHAT HAPPENED TO FAMILIES AT ONE OF FLORIDA'S MOST POPULAR PARKS WHEN THEY DID JUST THAT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) SEAWORLD THEFTS-VO


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TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS


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SEAWORLD STROLLER THEFTS-trx TC MON


A SEAWORLD EMPLOYEE ARRESTED ON GRAND THEFT CHARGES.

ACCUSED OF GOING THROUGH GUEST'S BAGS, PURSES AND EVEN BABY STROLLERS.

NBC'S MARINA MARACCO PICKS UP THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


SEAWORLD STROLLER THEFTS-BNR-PKG


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FL DEER HOT TUB-O-AniBX


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS --

POLICE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA RESCUED A DEER THAT FELL INTO A HOT TUB.

THE HOMEOWNER SAYS THE SMALL DOE RAN THROUGH A SCREEN AND FELL INTO THE WATER.

HE CALLED POLICE -- WHEN HE NOTICED SHE COULDN'T GET OUT.

THE DOE WAS DISORIENTED AND STUMBLED AROUND AFTER OFFICERS LIFTED HER OUT --

BUT THEN, SHE RAN INTO THE WOODS. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


NEXT AT 5:30.

PEOPLE IN ONE OF COLLIER COUNTY'S OLDEST NEIGHBORHOODS ARE UPSET ABOUT THE CRIME ON THEIR STREETS.

01:23:06-:12

Am I frightened? Absolutely. As a mom of many children. I mean I want to sleep safely at night.

AFTER A HOME INVASION AND ARMED ROBBERY, PEOPLE IN NAPLES PARK ARE ASKING WHAT CAN BE DONE TO MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE.

PLUS: WE'RE LOOKING AHEAD TO A CHANGE IN *TONE* IN THE GOVERNOR'S RACE. Return to index of stories...


A) NAPLES PARK HOME INVASION-SOTVO WIPE


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B) GOVERNOR'S RACE ADVERTISING STRATEGY-VOTOPS


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