NBC 6AM SATURDAY ON THE 2'S

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DIRECTORS PAGE LEHIGH HOME BURGLARY-trxVOWIPE
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP LEHIGH HOME BURGLARY-SOTVO
GOOD MORNING-2SHOT NAPLES PARK CRIME-VO,VIDBOX
FM SHOOTING-SSTOPS,VO rem1 6:32 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-trxSSTOPS,VO 6:32 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
IMMOKALEE SHOOTING-trxSSTOPS,VO FMB MURDER-OC, SS(4),OC
6:02 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP FMB MURDER-PKG
6:02 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL FAMILY STATEMENT-SS(2)
IMMOKALEE FATAL CRASH-trxOTS, VO SPIEGEL IN COURT-VOTOPS
FM suspect search-trxVO EBAY FRAUD ARREST-trxTCMON
ARCADIA SHOOTING-trxVOTOPSWIPE EBAY FRAUD ARREST-PKG
ARCADIA SHOOTING-SOTVO TEEN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH-SS,VOWIPE
HOME INVASION FOLLOW-SS(2) TEEN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH-SOTVO
HOME INVASION FOLLOW-TRX-PKG PANTHER KILLED-OTS
WESNEL ISSAC UPDATE-SS,OC,SOTVO FM BEACH CLEAN UP-CGTOPS
PREAKNESS TODAY!-trxVO,SS MARCO BEACH CLEANUP-CGTOPS
PET MICROCHIP CLINIC-OC-BNR MILITARY NAPLES ZOO-CGTOPS
KEY LIME FEST-CGTOPS FORECAST WHAT'S TRENDING-WX ANIBOX
ROOFTOP YOGA-CGTOPS BREAK FOUR AT 6:39:30
FORECAST TODAY'S DAYPLANNER-WX ANIBOX 6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
BREAK ONE AT 6:09:30 CROSS TALK-3SHOT
6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP 6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
CROSS TALK-3SHOT SOCAL WILDFIRES-VO IN PLASMA
6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL SOCAL WILDFIRES-PKG
SPORTS WRAP-PKG OFF THE GRID ARREST-SSWIPE
STERLING WON'T PAY FINE-VO OFF THE GRID ARREST-SOTVO
MICHAEL SAM OWN-VO FL VA WAITING LIST-trxVOtops
BOWLING HALL OF FAME-VOWIPE SNL FINALE-ONCAM
BOWLING HALL OF FAME-SOTVO SNL FINALE-PKG
TOSS TO BREAK-1 SHOT TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT
BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30 BREAK FIVE AT 6:49:45
6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP 6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL 6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
DCF TRANSPARENCY-TRXTCMON COLLIER PASSPORT APPS TODAY-CG
CAPE PROPOSED ANIMAL SHELTER-ONCAM EDISON FORD MOONLIGHT GARDEN-CGTOPS
CAPE PROPOSED ANIMAL SHELTER-TRX-PKG ARMED FORCES DAY-trxVOTOPS
CAPE PROPOSED ANIMAL SHELTER-OC T2D: DUCK DYNASTY GERMAIN-VIDBXTOPS
FL UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS-OC, VIDBOX BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
FL UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS-SOTVO TS IMMOKALEE SHOOTING-VOTOPS
COLLIER BALLOT BY MAIL-OTS TS LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS
TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT TS FM SHOTING-VOTOPS
BREAK THREE AT 6:27:15 TS IMMOKALEE CRASH-VOTOPS
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP TS PREAKNESS TODAY-SSTOPS
LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-OTS, VO FINAL FORECAST-WX GFX
FM SHOOTING-trxSSTOPS, VO GOODBYE-2SHOT
IMMOKALEE SHOOTING-trxSSTOPS, VO  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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GOOD MORNING-2SHOT


NBC2 TRACKING SEVERAL BREAKING NEWS STORIES AT SIX.

GOOD MORNING --

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

AND I'M CLIFTON FRENCH. A LOT OF NEWS BREAKING OVERNIGHT, WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING.

WE BEGIN IN LEE COUNTY, WHERE POLICE ARE ON THE SCENE OF A DEADLY SHOOTING -- Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING-SSTOPS,VO rem1


IT HAPPENED AROUND 3:15 THIS MORNING ON FRANKLIN STREET IN FORT MYERS --

THIS IS NEAR THE INTERSETION OF FORD STREET --

THIS IS BRAND NEW VIDEO JUST COMING INTO THE NEWSROOM --

WE KNOW ONE PERSON IS DEAD --

POLICE TELL US HE IS A BLACK MALE -- THEY ARE STILL WORKING TO IDENTIFY HIM --

THE SCENE IS STILL VERY ACTIVE THIS MORNING --

WE HAVE A CREW ON SCENE AND WILL BRING YOU THE LATEST INFORMATION AS SOON AS WE GET IT -- Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-trxSSTOPS,VO


MORE BREAKING NEWS OUT OF LEHIGH ACRES --

WHERE DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING ANOTHER DEADLY SHOOTING --

THIS IS ON ICHABOD AVENUE --

THEY TELL US IT HAPPENED AROUND 11:00 OVERNIGHT --

DEPUTIES TELL US WHEN THEY ARRIVED ON SCENE THEY FOUND A DEAD BODY --

TWO OTHER PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL --

RIGHT NOW WE'RE WORKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION --

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING -- YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE SHOOTING-trxSSTOPS,VO


OUR 3RD BREAKING STORIES OF THE MORNING IS HAPPENING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

A SHOOTING IN IMMOKALLE SENT FOUR PEOPLE TO THE HOSPTIAL.

IT HAPPENED OVERNIGHT ON SOUTH SECOND STREET AND WEST DELEWARE AVENEUE.

DEPUTIES SAY THE VICTIMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW IT ALL HAPPENED --

COUNT ON US TO KEEP TRACKING THIS STORY AND BRING YOU THE LATEST INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


6:02 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:02 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Our forecast is setting up beautifully for Southwest Florida over the weekend.

After starting off our Saturday morning with a clear sky and temperatures as low as the 50s, we'll enjoy an abundance of sunshine coupled with low humidity and a refreshing northeasterly breeze.

Our temperatures will still be warm this afternoon, but we'll stay below our seasonal average as highs only top out around the mid 80s.

Overall, our atmosphere will stay very dry through the weekend, which will squash any chances for rain.

Winds continue to stay on the gusty side today with a northeasterly breeze between 10-20 mph with some higher gusts at times.

Expect another very pleasant evening and overnight period featuring clear skies and temperatures dropping into the low 60s closer to coast and and upper 50s deeper inland.

Blue skies and sunshine prevail again Sunday, and we'll also get a little boost in temperatures with highs reaching the upper 80s.

This quiet, sunny stretch of weather carries over into the upcoming week. Plan for tons of sunshine next week with high temperatures climbing close to 90 each afternoon.

Moisture will also be very limited over the next several days, keeping rain chances out of our forecast through the upcoming 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...


IMMOKALEE FATAL CRASH-trxOTS, VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING --

WE HAVE BRAND NEW DETAILS ABOUT A THREE-CAR CRASH IN IMMOKALEE --

IT HAPPENED FRIDAY NIGHT AROUND 7:30 ON STATE ROAD 82 AND CORKSCREW ROAD.

WE KNOW ONE PERSON DIED -- AND SIX OTHERS WERE HURT -- ONE SERIOUSLY.

THIS MORNING WE'RE LEARNING THE NAME OF THE VICTIM --

HE IS 74 YEAR OLD MEDARDO ANTONIO GARCIA.

HE IS FROM MIAMI.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL TELL US GARCIA WAS DRIVING WHEN ANOTHER CAR CRASHED INTO HIM HEAD ON-

A THIRD CAR TRIED AVOIDING THE CRASH -- BUT COULDN'T. Return to index of stories...


FM suspect search-trxVO


RIGHT NOW, OUR OVERNIGHT TEAM IS WORKING TO GET THE NEWEST INFORMATION ON A ROBBERY IN FORT MYERS.

HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 10 O'CLOCK FRIDAY NIGHT AT FAIRVIEW AND PALM BEACH BOULEVARD.

POLICE SAY A MAN WAS WALKING BY HIMSELF-- WHEN FIVE PEOPLE WALKED UP AND ASSAULTED HIM.

THE MAN WAS NOT SERIOUSLY HURT.

RIGHT NOW- ONE PERSON IS IN CUSTODY.

ABC-7 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT DESCRIPTIONS OF THE FOUR OTHER PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


ARCADIA SHOOTING-trxVOTOPSWIPE


6:04, AND WE ARE ALSO WORKING RIGHT NOW TO UNCOVER NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A DEADLY SHOOTING THAT HAPPENED

IN BROAD DAYLIGHT IN ARCADIA.

IT HAPPENED OF MLK AND SPRING AVENUE FRIDAY.

WE'VE CONFIRMED A 15 YEAR OLD KID DIED. HIS FRIENDS SAY HE WAS IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME.

THE OTHER PERSON SHOT WAS ALSO A TEENAGER, WHO IS LISTED IN STABLE CONDITION AND SHOULD RECOVER FROM HIS INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


ARCADIA SHOOTING-SOTVO


Jeremy Ramsey, Friend of Victims

12:14 Little kid getting hit, come on man! that's dangerous.

:03

Unknown name

:16:42 i really just think its the wrong place at the wrong time.

THIS MORNING, POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE SHOOTER.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU ARE ASKED TO CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION FOLLOW-SS(2)


6:06.

THIS MORNING. WE'RE TRACKING THE LATEST INFORMATION IN THOSE VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

WE'RE LEARNING. THIS MAN -- HENRY RICKY CONTRERAS IS SUSPECTED OF BEING LINKED THOSE INCIDENTS **AND THE HOME INVASIONS IN ORANGE COUNTY.

HE ALSO HE MAY BE CONNECTED TO SIMILAR CRIMES IN TEXAS.

THESE THREE OTHER MEN ARE ACCUSED OF WORKING WITH HIM, INCLUDING HIS SON.

NBC2'S LAURA ROBERTS IS UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WANTED MAN WHO A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW AS A COACH AND AS FRIEND. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION FOLLOW-TRX-PKG


While three men broke into a home in Windermere, tied up the homeowners and robbed them -

deputies say Henry *ricky* Contreras was waiting in the getaway car.

Bill Kitchen

Winderemre

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

Deputies say the men planned to do the same thing at a mansion in Orlando Monday night -

but they caught Frank Bower Jr., Alex Perez, and Johnathan Contreras in the act.

Henry got away and deputies haven't been able to track him down since.

Erik Flores

Immokalee

47:18 47:21

They go to the wrong house people get killed for stuff like that

NBC2 was there yesterday when deputies searched Contreras' home in Immokalee -

when we knocked on his door today - a different man answered.

50:08 50:11

No comment I'll see you later

His neighbors never knew him as a criminal -

Frank Bond

Immokalee

45:21

He seemed like a very nice guy

But admit they haven't seen him around in a while.

Bond

44:42 44:48

I used to see him every day but for the last four or five months I ain't seen him

We learned he worked at a restaurant called Chile Caliente -

where employees were saddened to hear deputies are after him.

Back in November, NBC2 interviewed Contreras when he served as a community football league coach.

Six months later, the man his players knew as "coach Rick" -

is on the run - accused of getting involved with the wrong kind of team.

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


WESNEL ISSAC UPDATE-SS,OC,SOTVO


THIS MORNING, PROSECUTORS ARE BUILDING THEIR CASE AGAINST THE MAN WHO, JUST 48 HOURS AGO, WAS ONE OF THE MOST ONE WANTED MEN IN AMERICA.

U.S. MARSHALS ARRESTED WESNEL ISAAC IN HAITI THURSDAY NIGHT.

THEY BROUGHT HIM BACK TO LEE COUNTY, AFTER BEING ON THE RUN FOR 7 YEARS.

HE'S ACCUSED OF KILLING 3 PEOPLE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

HE'S ALSO CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING AND ROBBERY.

N-B-C-2 TALKED WITH FAMILY OF THE VICTIMS, WHO SAY THEY THOUGHT THE ARREST WOULD NEVER COME.

SOT - Phoner

01:47 its been 7 years and I honestly at times I just wondered if this fella was going to slip between the cracks. 01:57

THATS THE VOICE OF A STILL GRIEVING BROTHER -- LYLE GRAHAM.

DEPUTIES SAY HIS BROTHER REID WAS KILLED BY ISAAC.

ISAAC IS BEING HELD IN A CELL BY HIMSELF. Return to index of stories...


PREAKNESS TODAY!-trxVO,SS


IT'S 6:08, AND PART TWO OF THE TRIPLE CROWN, HAPPENS TODAY. IT'S THE PREAKNESS!

AND NBC2 IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR THE BIG RACE.

A SPECIALLY EQUIPPED AIRPLANE PICKED UP SOME OF THE HORSES IN KENTUCKY AND FLEW THEM TO MARYLAND EARLIER THIS WEEK.

AMONG THE PASSENGERS WAS KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER AND FAN FAVORITE 'CALIFORNIA CHROME.

HE IS THE FAVORITE FOR THE PREAKNESS STAKES.

OF THE 18 HORSES THAT CALIFORNIA CHROME BEAT IN THE KENTUCKY DERBY, ONLY TWO ARE IN THE RACE--- GENERAL A ROD' AND 'RIDE ON CURLIN.'

NBC2 WILL HAVE COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE RACES STARTING AT 4:30 TODAY. Return to index of stories...


PET MICROCHIP CLINIC-OC-BNR


PET OWNERS CAN GET THEIR DOG OR CAT MICROCHIPPED TODAY.

LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICE IS HOSTING THE CLINIC.

IT RUNS FROM NOON UNTIL TWO.

IT COSTS 15 DOLLARS.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CLINIC IS ON OUR WEBSITE NBC-2.COM

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


KEY LIME FEST-CGTOPS


THE KEY LIME FESTIVAL IS HAPPENING TODAY IN PUNTA GORDA. HEAD TO FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE. THE EVENT STARTS AT 10 A.M.

MANY OF THE VENDORS AND RESTAURANTS WILL OFFER KEY LIME FLAVORED PRODUCTS.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A KEY LIME PIE EATING CONTEST. Return to index of stories...


ROOFTOP YOGA-CGTOPS


IF YOU ARE INTO YOGA OR WANTED TO TRY IT, THIS IS COOL EVENT TONIGHT IN NAPLES, AT MERCATO.

YOU CAN STAR GAZE WHILE ENJOYING YOGA TONIGHT FROM 9 TO 10PM.

IT'S BEING PUT ON BY "YOGA LOFT" AND "LULULEMON".

THERE WILL ALSO BE A LIVE DJ AND EVENTS FOLLOWING. ADMISSION IS FREE. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TODAY'S DAYPLANNER-WX ANIBOX


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...


BREAK ONE AT 6:09:30


6:09:35 Return to index of stories...


6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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CROSS TALK-3SHOT


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6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


THIS W

Our forecast is setting up beautifully for Southwest Florida over the weekend.

After starting off our Saturday morning with a clear sky and temperatures as low as the 50s, we'll enjoy an abundance of sunshine coupled with low humidity and a refreshing northeasterly breeze.

Our temperatures will still be warm this afternoon, but we'll stay below our seasonal average as highs only top out around the mid 80s.

Overall, our atmosphere will stay very dry through the weekend, which will squash any chances for rain.

Winds continue to stay on the gusty side today with a northeasterly breeze between 10-20 mph with some higher gusts at times.

Expect another very pleasant evening and overnight period featuring clear skies and temperatures dropping into the low 60s closer to coast and and upper 50s deeper inland.

Blue skies and sunshine prevail again Sunday, and we'll also get a little boost in temperatures with highs reaching the upper 80s.

This quiet, sunny stretch of weather carries over into the upcoming week. Plan for tons of sunshine next week with high temperatures climbing close to 90 each afternoon.

Moisture will also be very limited over the next several days, keeping rain chances out of our forecast through the upcoming week.

EATHERCAST 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...


SPORTS WRAP-PKG


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STERLING WON'T PAY FINE-VO


NEW AS YOU WAKE UP. EMBATTLED L-A CLIPPERS OWNER DONALD STERLING IS BACK IN THE NEWS THIS MORNING.

STERLING SAYS HE DOES NOT PLAN TO PAY THE 2-POINT-5 MILLION DOLLAR FINE LEVIED BY THE NBA COMMISSIONER.

A PERSON WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE SITUATION SAID STERLING'S LAWYER INFORMED THE NBA IN A LETTER.

THE COMMISSIONER BANNED STERLING FOR LIFE AND FINED HIM AFTER HE MADE INFLAMMATORY RACIAL COMMENTS DURING A RECORDED CONVERSATION WITH A FEMALE FRIEND.

YET ANOTHER UPDATE TO THE DONALD STERLING SAGA, TODAY HE SAID HE WON'T PAY HIS FINE FROM THE N-B-A.

THE LEAGUE BANNED THE CLIPPERS OWNER FOR LIFE, AND FINED HIM TWO POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS

HIS LAWYER JUST SENT THE N-B-A A LETTER, SAYING HE WON'T PAY THE FINE.

THE LEAGUE IS ALSO TRYING TO FORCE HIM TO SELL THE TEAM.

SO FAR HE'S REFUSING TO DO THAT. Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL SAM OWN-VO


THIS MORNING. WE'RE LEARNING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT MICHAEL SAM'S REALITY SHOW.

THE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK HAS POSTPONED THE DOCUMENTARY ON THE FIRST OPENLY GAY N-F-L PLAYER.

THE NETWORK SAYS THE MICHAEL SAM PROJECT IS BEING DELAYED, SO SAM HAS THE BEST OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THE TEAM WITHOUT DISTRACTIONS.

THE SAINT LOUIS RAMS WERE UNAWARE OF THIS DOCUMENTARY PROJECT WHEN THEY DRAFTED HIM. Return to index of stories...


BOWLING HALL OF FAME-VOWIPE


6:19,

IF YOU EVER MEET A CAPE CORAL WOMAN NAMED KRISSY STEWART. DO NOT CHALLENGE HER TO A GAME OF BOWLING!

STEWART WAS INDUCTED INTO THE FLORIDA BOWLING HALL OF FAME AT A CEREMONY FRIDAY.

ONLY ONE WOMAN IS INDUCTED EACH YEAR. Return to index of stories...


BOWLING HALL OF FAME-SOTVO


12:13:07 "i was at a bowling center quite frequently. Instead of one of those small children that wanted to go into the nursery and play I wanted to sit out and watch everybody bowl."

KRISSY WAS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WHEN SHE JOINED THE PROFESSIONAL BOWLING TOUR IN 1995. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-1 SHOT


6:19, GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US THIS MORNING.

YOUR 1ST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S IS NEXT RIGHT HERE ON NBC2. Return to index of stories...


BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30


6:19:45 Return to index of stories...


6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Our forecast is setting up beautifully for Southwest Florida over the weekend.

After starting off our Saturday morning with a clear sky and temperatures as low as the 50s, we'll enjoy an abundance of sunshine coupled with low humidity and a refreshing northeasterly breeze.

Our temperatures will still be warm this afternoon, but we'll stay below our seasonal average as highs only top out around the mid 80s.

Overall, our atmosphere will stay very dry through the weekend, which will squash any chances for rain.

Winds continue to stay on the gusty side today with a northeasterly breeze between 10-20 mph with some higher gusts at times.

Expect another very pleasant evening and overnight period featuring clear skies and temperatures dropping into the low 60s closer to coast and and upper 50s deeper inland.

Blue skies and sunshine prevail again Sunday, and we'll also get a little boost in temperatures with highs reaching the upper 80s.

This quiet, sunny stretch of weather carries over into the upcoming week. Plan for tons of sunshine next week with high temperatures climbing close to 90 each afternoon.

Moisture will also be very limited over the next several days, keeping rain chances out of our forecast through the upcoming 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...


DCF TRANSPARENCY-TRXTCMON


6:24, A BIG MOVE TO PROTECT FLORIDA CHILDREN FROM ABUSE AND NEGLECT.

WE'RE LEARNING. THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES NAMED A LONGTIME CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATOR AND SOCIAL WORKER AS THE AGENCY'S FIRST STATEWIDE FATALITY PREVENTION SPECIALIST.

THE NEW POSITION WAS CREATED TO IMPROVE TRANSPARENCY WHEN RELEASING CHILD-ABUSE-DEATH RECORDS.

DCF WORKERS HAVE BEEN UNDER INTENSE SCRUTINY AFTER A REPORT DETAILING THE DEATHS OF NEARLY 500 CHILDREN, OVER the PAST FIVE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PROPOSED ANIMAL SHELTER-ONCAM


ANIMAL SHELTERS IN LEE COUNTY ARE AT CAPACITY, BUT NBC-2 UNCOVERED, THEY ARE GETTING SOME RELIEF.

GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY WANTS TO OPEN THE FIRST ANIMAL SHELTER IN CAPE CORAL.

NBC2'S ALEX DE ARMAS REPORTS, THIS COULDN'T COME AT A BETTER TIME. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PROPOSED ANIMAL SHELTER-TRX-PKG


TRT 1:26

NAT SOUND: "dogs"

BIG NEWS FOR LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTERS AND RESCUES.

Gloria Tate, Lives in Cape Coral

16:44-16:46 "I think it's going to be a perfect fit for Cape Coral."

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S LARGEST CITY IS EXPECTED TO GET ITS FIRST ANIMAL SHELTER.

NAT SOUND: "animals"

GLORIA TATE HAS LIVED IN THE CAPE FOR 55 YEARS.

THE FORMER CITY COUNCILMEMBER SAYS IT'S ABOUT TIME.

Gloria Tate, Lives in Cape Coral

16:20-16:22 "I've had golden retrievers my whole life."

TONIGHT-- THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY ANNOUNCED THEY PLAN TO OPEN A SHELTER IN THE CAPE.

THEY'RE STILL NEGOTIATING A LOCATION WITH CITY LEADERS.

IT CAN TAKE 2 TO 3 YEARS BEFORE THE NEW SHELTER OPENS.

THE EXTRA SPACE IS CERTAINLY ANTICIPATED.

Gloria Tate, Lives in Cape Coral

16:26-16:36 "The whole issue in taking care of stray animals is very close to our hearts in Cape Coral. We'd like to do it at a more local basis. "

Stand up: "local animal shelters and rescues typically have no room for these little ones- forcing them to be sent to other counties. "

Jennifer Galloway, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Humane Society

12:18-12:27 "We are all full all the time. So we have to turn people away that are in need. With the additional space here in Cape Coral we can help those folks that really need us here. "

THE SPOKES PERSON FOR THE LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES SAYS THEY ARE FULL - AND FORCED TO SEND ANIMALS TO OTHER COUNTIES.

NAT SOUND:

TATE SAYS-THE NEW SHELTER MAKES A GOOD REASON TO ADOPT.

Gloria Tate, Lives in Cape Coral

18:02-18:08 "I'll be going often. You can't take one every one you go but you'd like to adopt one every time. "

IN CC, ADA. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PROPOSED ANIMAL SHELTER-OC


THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE HUMANE SOCIETY SAYS THIS SHELTER WILL COST UP TO 3 MILLION DOLLARS.

IT WILL BE PAID FOR BY DONATIONS. Return to index of stories...


FL UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS-OC, VIDBOX


FLORIDA'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE TICKED DOWN A LITTLE BIT LAST MONTH.

THE JOBLESS RATE WAS 6-POINT-2 PERCENT IN APRIL, DOWN FROM 6-POINT-3 PERCENT IN MARCH.

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


FL UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS-SOTVO


Sot: Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director, 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 alos the participation rate is increasing. That's an important sign, because it means people are gaining confidence in the markets again."

THE JOBLESS RATE HAS BEEN RELATIVELY FLAT IN RECENT MONTHS.

IT ALSO WAS 6 POINT 2 PERCENT IN FEBRUARY.

COMPARED TO THIS TIME LAST YEAR, IT'S NEARLY A POINT AND A HALF LOWER. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BALLOT BY MAIL-OTS


IF YOU LIVE IN COLLIER COUNTY -- LISTEN UP --

THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS WILL SEND OUT REQUESTS FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS NEXT WEEK.

IT'S FOR THE UPCOMING SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION FOR DISTRICT 19.

ELECTION DAY IS JUNE 24TH. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT


YOU ARE WATCHING NBC TWO NEWS TODAY.

STRAIGHT AHEAD, YOUR TOP STORIES AND BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT.

PLUS, JASON WILL HAVE AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE TWO'S AT 6-32. Return to index of stories...


BREAK THREE AT 6:27:15


6:27:15 Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-OTS, VO


NBC-2 IS STAYING ON TOP OF SEVERAL BREAKING NEWS STORIES THIS MORNING.

JUST INTO OUR NEWSROOM IN THE LAST TWO HOURS.

A DEATH INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY IN LEHIGH ACRES.

IT HAPPENED ON ICHABOD AVENUE.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY RESPONDED TO THE SCENE IN REFERENCE TO A SHOOTING AND FOUND ONE PERSON DEAD.

TWO OTHER PEOPLE WERE SENT TO THE HOSPTIAL.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING -- CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING-trxSSTOPS, VO


AND WE'RE TRACKING MORE BREAKING NEWS OUT OF LEE COUNTY --

ANOTHER DEATH INVESITGATION UNDERWAY IN FORT MYERS.

WE'RE TOLD A SHOOTING HAPPENED AROUND THREE THIS MORNING ON FRANKLIN STREET-

THIS IS NEAR THE INTERSETION OF FORD STREET --

THIS IS A LIVE LOOK AT THE SCENE RIGHT NOW --

WE'RE LEARNING ONE PERSON IS DEAD --

POLICE TELL US HE IS A BLACK MALE -- THEY ARE STILL WORKING TO IDENTIFY HIM --

THE SCENE IS STILL VERY ACTIVE THIS MORNING --

WE HAVE A CREW ON SCENE AND WILL BRING YOU THE LATEST INFORMATION AS SOON AS WE GET IT --

THIS IS NEAR THE INTERSETION OF FORD STREET --

THIS IS BRAND NEW VIDEO JUST COMING INTO THE NEWSROOM --

WE KNOW ONE PERSON IS DEAD --

POLICE TELL US HE IS A BLACK MALE -- THEY ARE STILL WORKING TO IDENTIFY HIM --

THE SCENE IS STILL VERY ACTIVE THIS MORNING --

WE HAVE A CREW ON SCENE AND WILL BRING YOU THE LATEST INFORMATION AS SOON AS WE GET IT -- Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE SHOOTING-trxSSTOPS, VO


MORE BREAKING NEWS OUT OF COLLIER COUNTY --

WE'RE LEARNING ABOUT A SHOOTING THAT SENT FOUR PEOPLE TO THE HOSPTIAL.

IT HAPPENED IN IMMOKALLE OVERNIGHT ON SOUTH SECOND STREET AND WEST DELEWARE AVENEUE.

DEPUTIES TELL US THE VICTIMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE WORKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION --

YOU CAN COUNT ON US TO BRING YOU THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH HOME BURGLARY-trxVOWIPE


THIS MORNING --

THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR THE PERSON INVESTIGATORS SAY BROKE INTO A LEE COUNTY HOUSE WHILE A COUPLE WAS INSIDE.

DEPUTIES SAY A MASKED MAN RUSHED INTO THE HOME ON PALMYRA AVENUE IN LEHIGH ACRES AROUND 11 FRIDAY MORNING.

HE GRABBED CASH AND A TV - THEN RAN AWAY.

THE HOMEOWNERS WERE INSIDE BUT WERE NOT HURT.

NEIGHBORS ARE UNEASY AFTER HEARING THE NEWS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH HOME BURGLARY-SOTVO


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

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE TELLS US THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS NOT IN DANGER.

COUNT ON US TO FOLLOW THIS STORY AND BRING YOU THE LATEST INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES PARK CRIME-VO,VIDBOX


THIS MORNING WE'RE DISCOVERING. NAPLES PARK RESIDENTS SAY THEY'RE FED UP WITH CRIME IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.

JUST THIS WEEK, DEPUTIES ARRESTED THREE MEN FOR ROBBING A MAN AT GUNPOINT.

THE VICTIM DIDN'T WANT TO SHOW HIS FACE.

BUT TELLS US THE MEN TOOK CASH AND HIS CELL PHONE.

DEPUTIES DID ARREST THE TRIO THAT NIGHT --

NBC2 DID SOME DIGGING INTO OUR FILES FOR NAPLES PARK.

IN 2009 --

SOMEONE SPRAY PAINTED SIX HOUSES WITH OFFENSIVE SYMBOLS.

THERE WAS A BIG POT BUST LATER THAT YEAR.

IN 2010 -- A MURDER SUICIDE.

AND LATE LAST YEAR --

A TEEN WIELDING A SHOTGUN WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. Return to index of stories...


6:32 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:32 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Our forecast is setting up beautifully for Southwest Florida over the weekend.

After starting off our Saturday morning with a clear sky and temperatures as low as the 50s, we'll enjoy an abundance of sunshine coupled with low humidity and a refreshing northeasterly breeze.

Our temperatures will still be warm this afternoon, but we'll stay below our seasonal average as highs only top out around the mid 80s.

Overall, our atmosphere will stay very dry through the weekend, which will squash any chances for rain.

Winds continue to stay on the gusty side today with a northeasterly breeze between 10-20 mph with some higher gusts at times.

Expect another very pleasant evening and overnight period featuring clear skies and temperatures dropping into the low 60s closer to coast and and upper 50s deeper inland.

Blue skies and sunshine prevail again Sunday, and we'll also get a little boost in temperatures with highs reaching the upper 80s.

This quiet, sunny stretch of weather carries over into the upcoming week. Plan for tons of sunshine next week with high temperatures climbing close to 90 each afternoon.

Moisture will also be very limited over the next several days, keeping rain chances out of our forecast through the upcoming 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...


FMB MURDER-OC, SS(4),OC


6:33, NOW TO A SAD AND TRAGIC STORY IN LEE COUNTY.

GUNNED DOWN AND KILLED JUST DAYS BEFORE THEIR WEDDING.

THIS MORNING, NBC 2 HAS NEW PICTURES OF A MARILYN SPIEGAL AND HARRY CARLIP, A COUPLE MURDERED ON THEIR BOAT THIS WEEK.

THIS MORNING, WE'RE ALSO LEARNING DISTURBING DETAILS ABOUT THEIR FINAL MOMENTS ALIVE.

ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES, SPIEGAL PLEADED FOR HER LIFE BEFORE HER EX-HUSBAND PULLED THE TRIGGER.

AT A MARINA NEAR THE MATANZAS PASS BRIDGE.

NBC-2'S MATT WRIGHT UNCOVERS THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


FMB MURDER-PKG


NATS OF LCSO CHOPPER

WHILE DEPUTIES DESCENDED UPON THE SCENE OF A DOUBLE MURDER ON BOARD THE BELLA MAR.

OTHERS BOARDED ANOTHER BOAT MILES AWAY AT THE FORT MYERS YACHT BASIN.

THERE, THEY REMOVED A GUN CASE MATCHING THE WEAPON FIRED AT THE SCENE OF THE CRIME.

19:50 at first there was just a couple officers and then after that as time went on more and more showed up so the concern rose. 58

INVESTIGATORS SAY SUSPECT MICHAEL SPIEGEL LIVED ABOARD THE ROGUE DOG.

IT'S THE SAME BOAT PICTURED HERE BESIDE HIS EX-WIFE. TURNED VICTIM.

NEIGHBORS SAY SPIEGEL ARRIVED FROM MIAMI ONE MONTH AGO --

24:20 he was dirty. he needed a lot of help. i don't know what was wrong with his life 26

25:20 he was a little more bizarre than most perhaps but didn't lead you to believe he was a violent person 26

DEPUTIES SAY HE TOOK A VIOLENT TURN THURSDAY -- KILLING HIS EX MARILYN SPIEGEL AND HER FIANCE HARRY CARLIP.

WITNESSES REPORT HEARING THE SUSPECT MAKING THREATS --

THEN SAW HIM BOARD THE BELLA MAR.

MOMENTS LATER -- SCREAMS AND GUN SHOTS.

NATS FROM CHOPPER 2

AS INVESTIGATORS RUSHED TO THE SCENE --

WITNESSES REPORT WATCHING SPIEGEL WEARING A RAIN COAT -- COVERED IN BLOOD.

DEPUTIES SAY HE HAD A BRIEF CASE WITH ITEMS TO CONTROL. SEXUALLY ABUSE. AND KILL THE VICTIMS.

ACCORDING TO AN ARREST REPORT IT CONTAINED A GUN, BLOODY KNIFE, ZIP TIES, DUCT TAPE AND SEXUAL ITEMS.

THE REPORT STATES SPIEGEL TOLD DEPUTIES "he went to see his ex-wife, but her boyfriend attacked him and afterward 'something bad happened.'"

1:25 it's anybody's worst nightmare 32

TONIGHT FAMILY MEMBERS ARE REMEMBERING THE COUPLE THAT DREAMED OF LIVING ON A BOAT --

THEY WERE SCHEDULED TO MARRY ON SATURDAY.

2:30 that's been completely reversed to shocking horrible news, a tragedy, a complete and utter tragedy 36 Return to index of stories...


FAMILY STATEMENT-SS(2)


THAT WAS MATT WRIGHT REPORTING.

THE CHILDREN OF HARRY CARLIP RELEASED THIS STATEMENT.

DAD WAS FULL OF LOVE FOR HIS FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND HIS FIANCE.

HE AND MARILYN WERE SO IN LOVE, THE LOOK IN THEIR EYES FOR EACH OTHER WAS MAGICAL.

HIS ZEST FOR LIFE WAS LIFE NO OTHER AND WE WILL CARRY HIS SPIRIT ON FOREVER. Return to index of stories...


SPIEGEL IN COURT-VOTOPS


NBC-2 WAS IN THE COURTROOM, AS SPIEGEL FACED THE JUDGE FOR THE 1ST TIME FRIDAY MORNING.

THE JUDGE DENIED BOND, AND HE WILL STAY IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL.

HE'S FACING FIRST DEGREE MURDER AND ARSON CHARGES.

HE'LL BE BACK IN COURT IN JUNE. Return to index of stories...


EBAY FRAUD ARREST-trxTCMON


ONLY NBC-2 CAMERAS WERE ROLLING AS A MARYLAND MAN FACED A JUDGE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

HE'S ACCUSED OF CONNING PEOPLE OUT OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS BY SELLING PROPERTIES HE DIDN'T OWN.

GET THIS -- WE DISCOVERED HE'S AN ECONOMIST FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!

LUCAS SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY WITH VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


EBAY FRAUD ARREST-PKG


:14-:21 Lucas Seiler, Reporting

:40-:44 Mark Ledbetter, Arrested

Mark Ledbetter, Arrested "I'm the sole breadwinner for my family."

PLEADING FOR THE JUDGE TO SET BAIL, MARK LEDBETTER, AN ECONOMIST WITH THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, FACES DOZENS OF FELONY FRAUD CHARGES.

Deborah Marks, Tarpon LLC Attorney "They've taken our property out of our name… we can't sell it… we can't do anything with it."

Lucas Seiler, Reporting SU In this 24-page court document, state agents say Mark Ledbetter tricked people into buying property he didn't even own… investigators say in each case, people wired him money.

NAT court State Prosecutor "We're talking up to $98,000."

FDLE AGENTS SAY HE WAS ABLE TO DO IT BY ESTABLISHING A FALSE CORPORATION IN FLORIDA CALLED "TARPON LLC…" A DELAWARE CORPORATION THAT BUYS DISTRESSED PROPERTIES IN FLORIDA HAS THAT SAME NAME.

HE'S ACCUSED OF ADVERTISING LAND, LIKE THIS PROPERTY IN PUNTA GORDA, ON EBAY, SELLING IT AND THEN TRANSFERRING A FALSE DEED TO THE "NEW" OWNER.

Mark Ledbetter, Arrested "I have real estate properties that I need to attend to that are rented out… I haven't been able to attend to those properties."

THERE ARE AT LEAST 15 VICTIMS WHO BOUGHT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LAND ILLEGALLY ADVERTISED.

"I feel badly for them… but let me say this… if they had done their due diligence, they would have never lost this money."

DEBORAH MARKS, ATTORNEY FOR TARPON LLC, SAYS NOT ONLY DO THEY HAVE TO FILE LAWSUITS IN EACH FRAUD CASE TO GET THEIR LAND BACK, BUT THAT SEVERAL CASES COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED -

"The thing that upsets me the most is that I tried to get eBay to stop this and they would not."

MARKS CLAIMS TARPON LLC WAS PERFORMING AN AUDIT LAST YEAR AND DISCOVERED SOMEONE ELSE CLAIMED TO OWN LAND TARPON DID.

THEN THEY FOUND THIS EBAY ALIAS - STILL UP AND RUNNING TODAY LISTED AS "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED." TARPON LLC SAYS THEY SERVED EBAY DOCUMENTATION AND ASKED FOR THE ACCOUNTS TO BE SHUT DOWN, BUT EBAY DIDN'T COMPLY.

WE REACH OUT TO EBAY, BUT DIDN'T RECEIVE A RESPONSE - ALTHOUGH THEIR REAL ESTATE RULES READ "EBAY HAS NO CONTROL OVER THE LEGALITY OF PROPERTIES ADVERTISED."

LEDBETTER APPEARS BEFORE A JUDGE AGAIN JUNE 23RD.

IN CC, LS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


TEEN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH-SS,VOWIPE


WE HAVE A SAD UPDATE TO A CRASH THIS WEEK ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD.

THE 19 YEAR-OLD WHO WAS THROWN FROM HIS MOTORCYCLE HAS DIED FROM

HIS INJURIES.

BENJAMIN POSEY'S COWORKERS SAY HE LOVED HIS MOTORCYCLE AND HIS JOB.

HE WORKED AT THE SUNDIAL RESORT ON SANIBEL ISLAND.

POSEY WAS DRIVING HOME AFTER WORK WEDNESDAY, WHEN AN SUV HIT HIM ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD.

FLAGS AT THE RESORT ARE FLYING AT HALF STAFF FOR HIM Return to index of stories...


TEEN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH-SOTVO


Julio Morales

Manager, Sundial Beach Resort

:14

"The impact that that kid did or made here at this resort is amazing.

Just a fabulous, fabulous kid"BUT TO

"They must have needed another angel in heaven. This kid was too young

and too nice to go so early."

THE DRIVER OF THAT S-U-V -- IS 80-YEAR OLD MARY BROWNSON.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS BROWNSON *IS AT FAULT AND IS CHARGED WITH MAKING AN IMPROPER TURN. Return to index of stories...


PANTHER KILLED-OTS


A PANTHER HAS DIED AFTER BEING HIT BY A CAR IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE 14 MONTH OLD PANTHER WAS FOUND ON FRIDAY.

IT WILL BE TAKEN TO GAINESVILLE FOR A NECROPSY.

IT'S THE FIFTEENTH PANTHER TO DIE THIS YEAR.

LAST YEAR, 20 PANTHERS DIED. Return to index of stories...


FM BEACH CLEAN UP-CGTOPS


IT'S BEACH CLEAN UP DAY ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP OUT -- MEET AT "THE COTTAGE STARTING AT 9 THIS MORNING.

EVERYONE IS INVITED. GLOVES AND BAGS WILL BE PROVIDED.

THE EVENT IS PUT ON BY FOOT SOLUTION ESTERO.

nounces Fort Myers Beach Clean-Up on Saturday, May 17th

Summary: After a successful clean-up event in March, Foot Solutions of Estero announces another beach clean-up will be held on Fort Myers Beach, Saturday, May 17th Participants should meet at The Cottage at 9am, or can meet at Foot Solutions Estero at 8:15am to car pool. Those who wish to participate should call 495-8911 or email estero@footsolutions.com.

April 29, 2014 - Estero Due to the success of the Lover's Key Beach Clean-up in March, local running store Foot Solutions of Estero announced it will be hosting another beach clean-up event on Saturday, May 17th. This event will be moving north onto Fort Myers Beach. The event is family friendly and opened to the public. Gloves and bags will be provided for all participants. Participants should meet at The Cottage on Fort Myers Beach at 9am. Those coming from the south are encouraged to meet at Foot Solutions Estero at 8:15am to car pool. The group will be enjoying lunch at The Cottage Bar following the event. Those who wish to participate should call 495-8911 or email estero@footsolutions.com.

"We had a nice turnout for our Lover's Key Clean-up, and hope to have an even bigger response for this event on Fort Myers Beach," said Chris Cole, Owner of Foot Solutions Estero. "Even on a beach as pristine as Lover's Key, we ended up with several bags full of litter, including a lot of cigarette butts and bottle caps. These things may seem insignificant, but it makes a big difference when it starts to add up. Some items can even pose threats to our wildlife." Return to index of stories...


MARCO BEACH CLEANUP-CGTOPS


TOMORROW THEY ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS ON MARCO ISLAND TO CLEAN UP THE BEACH.

HEAD TO THE SOUTH BEACH BOARDWALK.

PUBLIX WILL SUPPLY GLOVES, TRASH BAGS AND BOTTLED WATER FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS.

IT STARTS AT 8 IN THE MORNING --AND SHOULD LAST UNTIL AROUND 10AM. Return to index of stories...


MILITARY NAPLES ZOO-CGTOPS


THIS WEEKEND MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY GET IN FREE AT NAPLES ZOO FOR ARMED FORCES DAY.

ALL ACTIVE AND PRIOR MILITARY GET IN FREE TODAY THROUGH MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST WHAT'S TRENDING-WX ANIBOX


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BREAK FOUR AT 6:39:30


BREAK FOUR AT 6:39:30 Return to index of stories...


6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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CROSS TALK-3SHOT


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6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Our forecast is setting up beautifully for Southwest Florida over the weekend.

After starting off our Saturday morning with a clear sky and temperatures as low as the 50s, we'll enjoy an abundance of sunshine coupled with low humidity and a refreshing northeasterly breeze.

Our temperatures will still be warm this afternoon, but we'll stay below our seasonal average as highs only top out around the mid 80s.

Overall, our atmosphere will stay very dry through the weekend, which will squash any chances for rain.

Winds continue to stay on the gusty side today with a northeasterly breeze between 10-20 mph with some higher gusts at times.

Expect another very pleasant evening and overnight period featuring clear skies and temperatures dropping into the low 60s closer to coast and and upper 50s deeper inland.

Blue skies and sunshine prevail again Sunday, and we'll also get a little boost in temperatures with highs reaching the upper 80s.

This quiet, sunny stretch of weather carries over into the upcoming week. Plan for tons of sunshine next week with high temperatures climbing close to 90 each afternoon.

Moisture will also be very limited over the next several days, keeping rain chances out of our forecast through the upcoming 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...


SOCAL WILDFIRES-VO IN PLASMA


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

NBC-2 IS STAYING ON TOP OF THOSE MAJOR WILDFIRES TAKING OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

AUTHORITIES ARE LOOKING INTO THE CAUSE OF EACH OF THE NEARLY DOZEN FIRES IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY.

WE'RE LEARNING AT LEAST ONE MAN IS CHARGED WITH ARSON IN ONE OF THEM.

JENNIFER BOO-YORK-LAND BRINGS US THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


SOCAL WILDFIRES-PKG


STRIKE TEAMS TRANSITIONING FROM SAVING HOMES - TO MOPPING UP THE ONES THEY COULDN'T -

"The focus now is to make sure we secure the perimeter and go interior like you see here and kinda work on some of the hot-spots."

THE AIR ATTACK - ONLY FOR ACTIVE FLAMES; MARINES FLYING SEA KNIGHT HELICOPTERS, MEANT FOR WAR, ARE FIGHTING NATURE'S BATTLE NOW.

IT'S A BATTLE ON EVERY FLANK OF THESE FIRES WITH WINDS, STILL ERRATIC - BUT FOR SOME, THE FIGHT IS OVER.

"We had a plan on living the rest of our lives here."

HIS IS ONE OF SEVEN HOMES OFFICIALLY GUTTED - BUT N-B-C CREWS FOUND MANY MORE THAT MAY NOT BE ON THE OFFICIAL TALLY.

ON THE WESTERN EDGE OF ESCONDIDO, A CENTURY OLD CHURCH RETREAT LOST ABOUT HALF OF ITS 30 STRUCTURES…

INCLUDING A HANDFUL OF HOMES, BUNGALOWS AND OFFICES.

HOW DID THESE FIRES START? THAT'S WHAT AUTHORITIES ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT.

TWO TEENAGERS WERE ARRESTED THURSDAY. THEY MAY OR MAY NOT BE INVOLVED IN ANY OF THIS --

"Our investigations continue into the cause of these fires, and they'll continue until we're satisfied with the results and we know the cause."

AND WHILE THE WEATHER IS TURNING IN FAVOR OF THE FIRE FIGHTERS, THE DIFFICULT DAYS HERE IN SAN DIEGO AREN'T OVER.

AND ESPECIALLY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO HOMES TO COME BACK TO, ONCE THOSE EVACUATION ORDERS ARE LIFTED.

SPRAWLING RANCH HOMES WITH YEARS OF HISTORY INSIDE. THEY CAN BE REBUILT, BUT CAN NEVER BE REPLACED.

JENNIFER BJORKLUND. NBC NEWS. ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA.

S/ Seneca Smith / PIO / U.S. Dept. of Forestry:07 -:12

S/ Bob Payne / Lost Home to Fire:33 -:35

S/ Sheriff Bill Gore / San Diego County 1:05 - 1:14

S/ Jennifer Bjorklund / NBC News 1:17 Return to index of stories...


OFF THE GRID ARREST-SSWIPE


THIS MORNING NBC2 IS LEARNING THE CAPE CORAL WOMAN WHO REFUSED TO HOOK HER HOUSE UP TO WATER OR ELECTRIC -- IS IN JAIL.

ROBIN SPERONIS WAS TRYING TO LIVE AN UN-PLUGGED LIFESTYLE.

NOW, IN A STRANGE TWIST -- SHE'S BEEN ARRESTED FOR ANIMAL NEGLECT.

INVESTIGATORS MADE NUMEROUS ATTEMPTS TO MAKE HER TAKE CARE OF HER ANIMALS.

THEY TRIED CHECKING ON SPERONIS' TWO DOGS SINCE DECEMBER --

BUT WERE NEVER ALLOWED TO GO INSIDE --.

SHE WAS ARRESTED FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


OFF THE GRID ARREST-SOTVO


"she seemed like a nice lady she seemed like her head was screwed on

straight" Joe Smolik, neighbor

SPERONIS IS STILL IN A LEGAL BATTLE WITH THE CITY OVER HER OFF THE GRID LIFESTYLE.

SHE'S BEEN RACKING UP FEES DAILY. Return to index of stories...


FL VA WAITING LIST-trxVOtops


THIS MORNING WE'RE LEARNING A TOP OFFICIAL AT THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS STEPPED DOWN AMID GROWING CRITICISM ABOUT WAIT TIMES AND CARE GIVEN TO VETERANS, AT CLINICS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

SEVERAL EMPLOYEES AT A GAINSVILLE CLINIC WERE PUT ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE.

THEY'RE ACCUSED OF HAVING A SECRET WAITING LIST FOR V-A PATIENTS.

THE GOVERNOR HAS PROMISED TO LAUNCH AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE WAIT LIST. Return to index of stories...


SNL FINALE-ONCAM


SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE IS PULLING OUT THE BIG GUNS THIS WEEKEND.

THE ICONIC SHOW WRAPS UP ITS 39TH SEASON TONIGHT.

TO PREPARE FOR THE BIG FINALE.THEY ARE WELCOMING BACK A FAMILIAR FACE AS HOST.

MARK BARGER GIVES US A PREVIEW Return to index of stories...


SNL FINALE-PKG


S/ TARAN KILLAM / SNL:07

S/ "SNL" / BROADWAY VIDEO - NBC:14

S/ ANDY SAMBERG / HOST, "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE":25

S/ AIDY BRYANT / SNL:46

nats "We can take the day off to frolic? Totally!"

"SNL" WELCOMES HOME ONE OF ITS GRADUATES THIS WEEK AS HOST.

"He'll come back, and we'll be like hey Andy, uh, good to see you. I like those pants, ok, bye! Yeah, we're total freshmen again."

nats "Hit it!"

ANDY SAMBERG'S THE LATEST ALUM DISCOVERED BY SNL CREATOR LORNE MICHAELS TO GO ON

TO SOLO SUCCESS.

nats "We shoot paint at fake bad guys"

HE WON A GOLDEN GLOBE FOR HIS SITCOM, "BROOKLYN NINE NINE".

"If you look around at all the shows that are involving or starring people who came through here that Lorne and everybody picked for the show,

it's kind of mindblowing."

THAT EYE FOR TALENT'S BEEN ON DISPLAY THIS SEASON---

WITH LOTS OF NEW FEATURED PLAYERS.

JOINING A RELATIVELY NEW CAST.

nats "Ha ha.that's a naughty giggle.yes!

"It's just been so exciting. There's a great energy, and everyone is so pumped to be together, and thrilled to even be in the room."

AND THIS WEEK, IT WOULD NOT BE

A SEASON FINALE WITHOUT SOME SURPRISES.

nats "Fiddler on the roof.here's some advice fiddler, jump! Next!"

"4 people will definitely die before the end of the season. So tune in for that. We're coming for ya, Game of Thrones! All right?"

SEASON 39 WRAPS UP SATURDAY NIGHT.

MARK BARGER, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE TWOS IS STRAIGHT AHEAD AT 6-52. Return to index of stories...


BREAK FIVE AT 6:49:45


BREAK FIVE AT 6:49:45 Return to index of stories...


6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Our forecast is setting up beautifully for Southwest Florida over the weekend.

After starting off our Saturday morning with a clear sky and temperatures as low as the 50s, we'll enjoy an abundance of sunshine coupled with low humidity and a refreshing northeasterly breeze.

Our temperatures will still be warm this afternoon, but we'll stay below our seasonal average as highs only top out around the mid 80s.

Overall, our atmosphere will stay very dry through the weekend, which will squash any chances for rain.

Winds continue to stay on the gusty side today with a northeasterly breeze between 10-20 mph with some higher gusts at times.

Expect another very pleasant evening and overnight period featuring clear skies and temperatures dropping into the low 60s closer to coast and and upper 50s deeper inland.

Blue skies and sunshine prevail again Sunday, and we'll also get a little boost in temperatures with highs reaching the upper 80s.

This quiet, sunny stretch of weather carries over into the upcoming week. Plan for tons of sunshine next week with high temperatures climbing close to 90 each afternoon.

Moisture will also be very limited over the next several days, keeping rain chances out of our forecast through the upcoming 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...


COLLIER PASSPORT APPS TODAY-CG


IT'S PASSPORT APPLICATION DAY IN COLLIER COUNTY.

FOR THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE TIME ON THE WEEK DAYS.

TODAY YOU WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO GET A PASSPORT FOR YOUR UPCOMING SUMMER TRAVEL PLANS.

THE NORTH COLLIER GOVERNMENT SERVICES CENTER WILL BE OPEN FROM 9AM UNTIL 4 TO ASSIST WITH PASSPORT APPLICATIONS. Return to index of stories...


EDISON FORD MOONLIGHT GARDEN-CGTOPS


SOMETHING HAPPENING TONIGHT.

THE MOONLIGHT GARDEN WILL COME TO LIFE AT THE EDISON AND FORD WINTER ESTATE.

YOU CAN ENJOY THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS STARTING AT 7,

THE EVENT IS FREE FOR MEMBERS AND 5 DOLLARS FOR NON MEMBERS.

Edison Ford Garden Walk: Moonlight Gardens, May 17, 7 p.m.

Join Edison Ford President & CEO Chris Pendleton and Senior Horticulturist Debbie Hughes for an evening stroll of the Edison Moonlight Garden. The Moonlight Garden will come to life with scents and sights only to be seen during a full moon. Participants will meet at Pinchers Restaurant at the Marina at Edison Ford and walk through the Coconut Grove to the award-winning garden. Registration required by calling 239-334-7419. Cost: Edison Ford Members FREE; non-members $5. Return to index of stories...


ARMED FORCES DAY-trxVOTOPS


TODAY IS ARMED FORCES DAY.

AND TO HONOR IT.

ALL MILITARY PERSONEL, VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES CAN SHOP AT SAM'S CLUB WITHOUT MEMBERSHIP.

IT'S A ONE DAY SHOPPING PASS.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS JUST SHOW A MILITARY I-D OR PROOF OF SERVICE. 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.

THEY START AT 39 BUCKS.

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


BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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TS IMMOKALEE SHOOTING-VOTOPS


NBC2 STAYING ON TOP OF MULTIPLE BREAKING NEWS STORIES THIS MORNING --

A SHOOTING HAPPENING OVERNIGHT IN COLLIER COUNTY --

IT HAPPENED AROUND 12:30 THIS MORNING IN IMMOKALLE ON SOUTH SECOND STREET AND WEST DELEWARE AVENEUE.

FOUR PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL --

DEPUTIES TELL US THEY ARE EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE WORKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION --

YOU CAN COUNT ON US TO BRING YOU THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


TS LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


A DEATH INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY IN LEHIGH ACRES --

THIS IS ON ICHABOD AVENUE.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY RESPONDED TO THE SCENE IN REFERENCE TO A SHOOTING 11 FRIDAY NIGHT --

WHEN THEY ARRIVED THEY FOUND ONE PERSON DEAD.

TWO OTHER PEOPLE WERE SENT TO THE HOSPTIAL.

DETECTIVES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING -- IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING -- CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


TS FM SHOTING-VOTOPS


A DEADLY SHOOTING HAPPENING IN FORT MYERS --

IT HAPPENED AROUND 3:15 THIS MORNING ON FRANKLIN STREET --

THIS IS NEAR THE INTERSETION OF FORD STREET --

WE KNOW ONE PERSON IS DEAD --

POLICE TELL US HE IS A BLACK MALE -- THEY ARE STILL WORKING TO IDENTIFY HIM --

THE SCENE IS STILL VERY ACTIVE THIS MORNING --

COUNT ON US TO KEEP DIGGING FOR INFORMATION -- AND BRING YOU THE LATEST INFORMATION AS SOON AS WE GET IT -- Return to index of stories...


TS IMMOKALEE CRASH-VOTOPS


NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ABOUT A THREE-CAR CRASH IN IMMOKALEE --

IT HAPPENED FRIDAY NIGHT AROUND 7:30 ON STATE ROAD 82 AND CORKSCREW ROAD.

WE KNOW ONE PERSON DIED -- AND SIX OTHERS WERE HURT -- ONE SERIOUSLY.

THIS MORNING WE'RE LEARNING THE NAME OF THE VICTIM --

HE IS 74 YEAR OLD MEDARDO ANTONIO GARCIA.

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TS PREAKNESS TODAY-SSTOPS


NBC2 IS GEARING UP FOR PART TWO OF THE TRIPLE CROWN. THE PREAKNESS!

IT'S TODAY IN BALTIMORE MARYLAND.

DYNAMIC IMPACT HAS THE HIGHEST ODDS -- 12 TO 1 --

A LOT OF EYES ARE ARE ALSO ON 'RIDE ON CURLIN'.

AND DONT FORGET -- KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER CALIFORNIA CHROME -- A FAVORITE TO WIN --

NBC2 WILL HAVE LIVE COVERAGE STARTING AT 4:30 P.M.--

POST TIME IS 6:18 PM. Return to index of stories...


FINAL FORECAST-WX GFX


FINAL FORECAST Return to index of stories...


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