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ANCHOR SUPERS


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HEADLINES-ANIBOXES


RIGHT NOW AT 9, WE ARE DIGGING FOR ANSWERS ON THREE BIG STORIES, BREAKING OVERNIGHT.

WE ARE LIVE UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION AT ALL 3 LOCATIONS ON THIS SATURDAY MORNING.

FIRST IN FORT MYERS, WHERE NBC WAS 1ST ON SCENE OF AN OVERNIGHT SHOOTING ON FRANKLIN STREET.

ONE MAN IS DEAD, AND RIGHT NOW POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE SHOOTER.

CLIFTON FRENCH IS STANDING BY FOR LIVE REPORT.

PLUS--- A DEATH INVESTIGATION HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN LEHIGH ACRES.

LINDSEY FRY IS THERE-- RIGHT NOW, TALKING TO DETECTIVES.

SHE'S LIVE TO TELL US WHAT SHE'S UNCOVERING.

AND 4 PEOPLE IN IMMOKALEE ARE WAKING UP IN THE HOSPTIAL AFTER BEING SHOT LATE LAST NIGHT.

CHRISTY ANDREWS HAS BEEN ON WITH PHONE WITH HER LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCES THIS MORNING GETTING YOU THE NEWEST INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


FATAL SHOOTING-VIDBOX


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LEHIGH DEATH-VIDBOX


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IMMOKALEE-VIDBOX


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WX HEADLINE-WX CENTER


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GOOD MORNING-ONCAM


GOOD MORNING. I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

A BUSY MORNING, AND NBC-2 IS COVERING IT ALL AS YOU START YOUR WEEKEND.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

90 MINUTES OF NEWS, WEATHER AND MORE, COMING YOUR WAY IN 60 SECONDS. Return to index of stories...


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GOOD MORNING-ONCAM-PUSH


A JAM PACKED SHOW ON THIS SATURDAY MORNING!

A LOT OF NEWS HAPPENING WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING.

WE ARE GOING TO GET YOU UP TO SPEED IN JUST A MINUTE, BUT 1ST LET'S START WITH THE WEATHER.

IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY!

IF YOU WERE UP EARLY, YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED IT WAS COOLER THIS MORNING.

A VERY PLEASANT START!

METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING JOINS US WITH YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST.

JASON. Return to index of stories...


TODAY'S WEATHER-WX CENTER


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.

The scene here off ichabod avenue is still very active. Right now there are about ten lee county deputy cats and crime scene unit vans blocking then entire 200 block of ichabod avenue. Authorities are releasing very little information about what happens here last night but neighbors say around 11 last nudge they heard about six gunshots come from 213 ichabis avenur They tell me three young men live in the house where the shots were heard. Deputies say one person was dead when they arrives and two other were taken to the hospital with injuries. The victims names have not ur been released. But NBC 2 will stay in scene until we can gather some more information. For now love in Lehigh acres Lindsey fry NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


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MORE BREAKING NEWS OUT OF LEHIGH ACRES --

A DEATH INVESTIGATION IN UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW --

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES TELL US THEY RESPONDED TO A SHOOTING OVERNIGHT ON ICHABOD AVENUE --

THEY TELL US IT HAPPENED AROUND 11 FRIDAY NIGHT.

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...


CHRISTY: IMMOKALEE SHOOTING-TRX, ONCAM


3 BREAKING STORIES, THAT NBC-2 IS STAYING ON TOP OFF.

WE BEING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

WE ARE ALSO LEARNING ABOUT SHOOTING IN IMMOKALEE.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS HAS BEEN WORKING HER SOURCES FOR INFORMATION.

SHE IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH THE VERY LATEST. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: IMMOKALEE SHOOTING-PLASMA, SS


I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH AUTHORITIES WHO ARE GIVING ME THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THIS SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: IMMOKALEE SHOOTING-VO


THIS IS VIDEO FROM THE SCENE THIS MORNING ON SOUTH SECOND STREET AND WEST DELEWARE AVENUE.

IT HAPPENED JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

NBC-2 CAMERAS WERE THERE AS DEPUTIES WERE ON SCENE INVESTIGATING.

THIS MORNING WE KNOW FOUR PEOPLE WERE HURT IN THE SHOOTING AND HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE HOSPITAL.

MY SOURCES TELL ME ALL FOUR VICTIMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

RIGHT NOW WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: IMMOKALEE SHOOTING-PLASMA


WE WILL CONTINUE CHECKING OUR SOURCES FOR NEW INFORMATION.

COUNT ON US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON AIR AND ONLINE.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO, CHRISTY ANDREWS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


FM SUSPECT SEARCH-TRX, ONCAM, VO


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.

NBC-2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT DESCRIPTIONS OF THE FOUR OTHER PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE FATAL CRASH-OTS, 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.

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ARCADIA SHOOTING-ONCAM


NBC-2 IS UNCOVERING NEW DETAILS ABOUT A DEADLY SHOOTING IN ARCADIA.

WE SPOKE WITH SEVERAL PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHO SAID THE VICTIMS WERE JUST TEENAGERS.

DRIVING IN A CAR WHEN SOMEONE STARTING SHOOTING.

HOLLIE HOJEK REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


ARCADIA SHOOTING-PKG


JUST DOWN THE STREET FROM WHERE JEREMY RAMSEY PLAYS BASKETBALL-

HE SAYS TWO OF HIS FRIENDS WERE SHOT THIS AFTERNOON.

ONE OF THEM FATALLY.

Jeremy Ramsey

:11:12 I know the kids- thats the thing about that! that's crazy.

RAMSEY SAYS HE WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH ONE OF THE VICTIMS-

HE SAYS HIS NAME IS DEANDRE-- 17 OR 18 YEARS OLD.

RAMSEY SAYS THE OTHER VICTIM--

IS A 15 YEAR OLD FROM FORT MYERS WHO GOES BY THE NICKNAME PILO.

Ramsey

:12:35 just good kids-- in my eyes.

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THE DESOTO COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE SAYS THE SHOOTER OR SHOOTERS PULLED

UP TO THE VICTIM'S CAR AT THE CORNER OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR STREET AND

SPRING AVENUE AND OPENED FIRE.

Ramsey

:13:45 I heard he got shot in the face.

THE VICTIMS CRASHED INTO THIS FENCE AFTER BEING SHOT.

RAMSEY SAID PILO RECENTLY MOVED TO ARCADIA TO BE CLOSER TO HIS FAMILY.

Ramsey

:13:29 I seen him last week walking down my road right in front of

me-- I was like dang what's up with you and he just kept walking.

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OTHERS SAY THEY KNEW THE 15 YEAR OLD TOO.

unknown

:15:52 He was a cool little kid. Ya feel me. everyday out here playing

in the park.

:04

/butt sot/

unknown

:16:13 he was way to young to die. way to young.

THERE WAS A HEAVY PRESENCE OF POLICE AND DEPUTIES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD TONIGHT-

RAMSEY SAID THERE'S BEEN MORE VIOLENCE RECENTLY- BUT NOTHING LIKE THIS.

Ramsey

:12:15 little kids getting hit! come on now!

Unknown

:16:46 I just think it was the wrong place at the wrong time. Return to index of stories...


ARCADIA SHOOTING-TAG


HOLLIE HOJEK REPORTING.

THE TEEN WHO SURVIVED IS THE HOSPITAL AND IS STABLE.

WE ARE STILL WORKING TO GET A DESCRIPTION OF THE SUSPECT VEHICLE FOR YOU.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU ARE URGED TO CALL THE DESOTO COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


FM FATAL SHOOTING-TRX, SSTOPS, BOXES


NBC2 IS STAYING ON TOP OF BREAKING NEWS IN FORT MYERS --

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A DEADLY SHOOTING IN DUNBAR -- IT HAPPENED ON FRANKLIN STREET NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF FORD STREET --

MY CO-ANCHOR, CLIFTON FRENCH WAS THE FIRST ON SCENE --

HE JOINS US NOW LIVE.

CLIFF -- WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING? Return to index of stories...


FM FATAL SHOOTING-LIVE


RIGHT NOW POLICE TELL ME A BLACK MAN WAS KILLED --

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FM FATAL SHOOTING-VO


THIS HAPPENED RIGHT AROUND 3:00 THIS MORNING --

I WAS HERE AS SEVERAL DISTRAUGHT LOVED ONES WERE LEARNING ABOUT THE SHOOTING --

POLICE AREN'T RELEASING MUCH INFORMATION --

I DID TALK TO SOME NEIGHBORS WHO BELIEVE THIS WAS WHAT THEY CALL A RETALIATORY SHOOTING --

NEIGHBORS ALSO TELL ME THE VICTIM IS A YOUNG MAN WHO HAS A YOUNG BABY --

THIS IS ALL INFORMATION WE ARE TRYING TO CONFIRM THIS MORNING -- Return to index of stories...


FM FATAL SHOOTING-LIVE


THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF SHOOTINGS IN LEE COUNTY IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS --

10 TOTAL --

5 NOW IN FORT MYERS INCLUDING TWO HOMICIDES --

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO TALK TO OUR SOURCES --

YOU BRING YOU THE NEWEST INFORMATION AS SOON AS WE GET IT -- Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-TRX, OTS, SS


MORE BREAKING NEWS OUT OF LEHIGH ACRES --

A DEATH INVESTIGATION IN UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW --

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES TELL US THEY RESPONDED TO A SHOOTING OVERNIGHT ON ICHABOD AVENUE --

NBC'2S LINDSEY FRY JOINS US BY PHONE WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-PHONER


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LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO, SS


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LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-PHONER


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FMB MURDER-ONCAM, SS(2)


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. Y.

ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES, MARILYN PLEADED FOR HER LIFE BEFORE HER EX-HUSBAND-

MICHAEL SPIEGEL PULLED THE TRIGGER, AT A MARINA NEAR THE MATANZAS PASS BRIDGE.

WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT. ,SPIEGAL CAME TO THE MARINA A DAY BEFORE THE CRIME AND ASKED SOMEONE TO POINT OUT THE BOAT WHERE HIS EX-WIFE AND HER FIANCE WERE LIVING.

DEPUTIES SAY HE RETURNED THE NEXT DAY ON A MISSION TO KILL.

NEIGHBORS SAY SPIEGEL ARRIVED FROM MIAMI A MONTH AGO. Return to index of stories...


FMB MURDER-SOTVO SS (3)


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 FOUND HIM COVERED IN BLOOD WITH A BRIEFCASE.

IT CONTAINED A GUN, BLOODY KNIFE, ZIP TIES, DUCT TAPE AND SEXUAL ITEMS.

THIS MONRING THE MURDER SUSPECT IS BEING HELD ON NO BOND.

THE CHILDREN OF VICTIM, HARRY CARLIP RELEASED THIS STATEMENT ABOUT THEIR FATHER -

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 LIKE NO OTHER AND WE WILL CARRY HIS SPIRIT ON FOREVER.

HARRY AND MARILYN WERE SCHEDULED TO MARRY TODAY. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION FOLO-TRX, ONCAM, VO


A FOURTH SUSPECT IN A STRING OF VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS IS STILL ON THE LOOSE -

WHILE HIS THREE ALLEGED ACCOMPLICES SIT BEHIND BARS.

AUTHORITIES ARE LOOKING FOR HENRY *RICKY* CONTRERAS OF IMMOKALEE.

THEY SAY HE'S THE FOURTH SUSPECT IN THESE HOME INVASIONS THROUGHOUT FLORIDA AND EVEN IN TEXAS.

NBC2 WAS THERE WHEN DEPUTIES SEARCHED HIS HOME ON THURSDAY.

WE LEARNED CONTRERAS COACHED A COMMUNITY FOOTBALL LEAGUE.

HIS NEIGHBORS NEVER KNEW HIM AS A CRIMINAL -

BUT ADMIT THEY HAVEN'T SEEN HIM IN A WHILE. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION FOLO-SOTVO


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

DEPUTIES ARE WORKING TO TRACK HIM DOWN. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES HOME INVASION-ONCAM, VO


NBC2 UNCOVERING -- PEOPLE LIVING IN NAPLES PARK 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 SUSPECTS STOLE CASH AND HIS CELL PHONE FROM HIM.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED THE TRIO THAT SAME NIGHT.

NBC2 DID SOME DIGGING INTO OUR FILES OF NAPLES PARK.

IN 2009 SOMEONE SPRAY PAINTED SIX HOMES WITH OFFENSE SYMBOLS.

ALSO THAT YEAR THERE WAS A BIG POT BUST.

IN 2010 -- A MURDER SUICIDE.

AND LATE LAST YEAR --

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


NAPLES HOME INVASION-SOTVO


EVA FINN, NAPLES PARK RESIDENT

01:23:06-:12

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

NAPLES PARK RESIDENTS WE SPOKE WITH SAY THEY WANT MORE DEPUTY PATROL AND STRICTER RENTING STANDARDS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH HOME BURGLARY-OC, VO


RIGHT NOW WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT A BURGLARY IN LEE COUNTY --

WE DO KNOW INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE SUSPECT.

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

HE GRABBED CASH AND A TV - THEN RAN AWAY.

THE HOMEOWNERS WERE INSIDE BUT NOT HARMED.

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 KEEP TRACKING THIS STORY AND BRING YOU THE LATEST DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-1SHOT


STRAIGHT AHEAD -- NBC2 UNCOVERS A NEW PROJECT HEADED TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

AND IT'S ALL TO HELP LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTERS AND RESCUES.

THE DETAILS AFTER THE BREAK.

PLUS -- IT'S THE WEEKEND --

AND THAT MEAN'S TONS OF EVENTS HAPPENING AROUND TOWN --

STRAIGHT AHEAD -- WE RUN DOWN SOME THINGS 2 DO FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 CAPE PROPOSED SHELTER-VOWP


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TZ1 THINGS TO DO-VOTOPS


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CAPE PROPOSED ANIMAL SHELTER-TRX, ONCAM


ANIMAL SHELTERS IN LEE COUNTY ARE AT CAPACITY THIS MORNING.

BUT HELP COULD BE ON THE WAY.

NBC2 HAS DISCOVERED, THAT THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY WANTS TO OPEN THE FIRST ANIMAL SHELTER IN CAPE CORAL.

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


CAPE PROPOSED ANIMAL SHELTER-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. "

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CAPE PROPOSED ANIMAL SHELTER-OC


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

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


FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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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.

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. Return to index of stories...


T2D: KEY LIME FEST-OTS, CG


IT'S THE WEEKEND, AND IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETIHING TO DO, NBC-2 HAS YOU COVERED.

THE KEY LIME FESTIVAL IS TODAY AT FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE.

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...


ROOFTOP YOGA-CGTOPS


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

YOU CAN STAR GAZE WHILE ENJOYING YOGA1

IT'S FROM 9 TO 10PM. IT'S BEING PUT ON BY "YOGA LOFT, A NEW BUSINESS AT MERCATO.

ADMISSION IS FREE. Return to index of stories...


FM BEACH CLEAN UP-CG


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

VOLUNTEERS ARE GATHERING RIGHT NOW AT THE COTTAGE.

THE WEATHER SHOULD BE BEAUTIFUL THIS MORNING.

IF YOU ARE CLOSE BY, THEY SHOULD BE THERE FOR A FEW HOURS, SO YOU CAN STILL MAKE IT.

GLOVES AND BAGS WILL BE PROVIDED.

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


AND VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED FOR CLEANUP TOMORROW ON MARCO ISLAND.

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...


PET MICROCHIP CLINIC-ONCAM, BNR


IF YOU HAVE A PET, YOU CAN GET YOUR DOG OR CAT MICROCHIPPED THIS WEEKEND.

LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICE IS HOSTING THE CLINIC TODAY

FROM NOON UNTIL TWO.

THE MICROCHIP AND PROCEDURE COSTS 15 DOLLARS.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CLINIC IS ON OUR WEBSITE NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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


DUCK DYNASTY GERMAIN-CGTOPS


THE STARS OF DUCK DYNASTY WILL BE AT GERMAIN ARENA TOMMORROW.

THEY ARE RAISING MONEY FOR THE SALVATION ARMY.

THE EVENT IS CALLED: FAITH, FAMILY AND FACIAL HAIR.

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.

THE SHOW BEGINS AT 7 O'CLOCK. Return to index of stories...


ARMED FORCES DAY-TRX, VOTOPS


TODAY IS ARMED FORCES DAY, AND TO HONOR AND SAY THANK YOU, ALL MILITARY , 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...


MILITARY NAPLES ZOO-CGTOPS


ALSO, THIS WEEKEND MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY GET IN FREE AT NAPLES ZOO.

ALL ACTIVE AND PRIOR MILITARY PERSONNEL GET IN FREE THRU MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


PREAKNESS TODAY!-ONCAM, VO, SS


AND IT'S 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. Return to index of stories...


BOWLING HALL OF FAME-ONCAM, VO


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 ON 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...


TEASE TWO-ONCAM


COMING UP -- WE HEAR FROM A MAN WHO LOST HIS BROTHER AFTER DEPUTIES SAY ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS CRIMINALS IN AMERICA KILLED HIM.

WESNEL ISAAC NOW CAPTURED AFTER BEING ON THE RUN FOR YEARS --

STRAIGHT AHEAD -- WHAT LEE COUNTY TELL US ABOUT HIS ARREST.

PLUS -- INVESTIGATORS ON SCENE RIGHT NOW OF A DEADLY SHOOTING IN FORT MYERS.

WE HAVE A CREW ON SCENE DIGGING FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.

COUT ON US FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 WESNEL ISACC-VO


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TZ2 FM SHOOTING-LIVE LOOK


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WESNEL ISAAC CAPTURED-TRX, VOTOPS, EANIBOX


ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST WANTED FUGITIVES IS BACK IN LEE COUNTY AFTER SEVEN YEARS ON THE RUN.

U-S MARSHALLS BROUGHT WESNEL ISAAC BACK FROM HAITI THURSDAY NIGHT.

HE'S ACCUSED OF A TRIPLE MURDER IN LEHIGH ACRES SEVEN YEARS AGO. SAID TO BE THE ENFORCER IN A VIOLENT HAITIAN GANG IN SOUTHWEST FLROIDA.

NBC-2'S JIM SPIEWAK SPOKE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


WESNEL ISAAC CAPTURED-PKG


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 WESNEL ISAAC, ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S MOST DANGEROUS AND WANTED MEN. DETECTIVES FOUND HIM HIDING OUT IN HAITI.

SOT - Phoner

05:17 but you know that's just one place in the world and then you say to yourself how in the world are you going to find somebody in Haiti? 05:24

LEE COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT SAYS THIS IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST DIFFICULT ARRESTS HIS AGENCY HAS MADE.

SOT - Sheriff Mike Scott

11:56 we never for a minute ever lost sight of tracking this guy hounding him like an animal that he is really. 12:04

WITH THE NIGHTMARE SEARCH OVER GRAHAM SAYS REID'S 30 YEAR OLD SON FINALLY FEELS CLOSURE.

SOT - Phoner

04:32 he didn't just go of the deep end or give up hope, we always kept thinking somehow, someway there's going to be some closure here. 04:40 Return to index of stories...


WESNEL ISAAC CAPTURED-TAG


ISAAC HAS A LENGTHY CRIMINAL HISTORY IN LEE COUNTY.

IT STARTED IN 2003. HE WAS ARRESTED FOR TRESPASSING.

OVER THE NEXT ELEVEN YEARS HE WAS BOOKED INTO THE JAIL 15 TIMES FROM DUI TO DRUG CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


OFF THE GRID WOMAN IN JAIL-TRX, ONCAM, SS(2), VO


THIS MORNING WE'RE GETTING A GOOD LOOK AT TWO DOGS THAT INVESTIGATORS SAY WERE NEGLECTED BY A CAPE CORAL WOMAN FIGHTING TO LIVE WITHOUT POWER AND WATER SERVICE.

THESE ARE NEW PHOTOS INVESTIGATORS SAY PROVE THEY WERE LIVING IN UNHEALTHY CONDITIONS.

THIS MORNING THE DOG'S FORMER OWNER, ROBIN SPERONIS IS NOW BEHIND BARS

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

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

BUT WERE NEVER ALLOWED ACCESS.

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


OFF THE GRID WOMAN IN JAIL-SOTVO


TAKE SOT:

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

straight and she basically wants to be left alone"

RIGHT NOW SPERONIS IS BEHING HELD WITHOUT BOND IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL Return to index of stories...


REMEMBERING MOTORCYCLE CRASH VICTIM-ONCAM, VO


THIS MORNING A FORT MYERS FAMILY IS MAKING FUNERAL ARRANGMENTS FOR A 19 YEAR OLD WHO DIED AFTER BEING THROWN FROM HIS MOTORCYCLE.

BENJAMIN POSEY WAS ON HIS WAY HOME FROM WORK WEDNESDAY WHEN AN SUV HIT HIM ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD.

HE DIED FROM HIS INJURIES A DAY LATER.

BEN'S FATHER IS A VETERAN FIREFIGHTER IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


REMEMBERING MOTORCYCLE CRASH VICTIM-SOTVO


"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 80-YEAR OLD WOMAN DRIVING THE S-U-V SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE WILL BE TICKETED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-ONCAM


WE'RE MONITORING BREAKING NEWS THIS MORNING -- TWO DEADLY SHOOTINGS IN LEE COUNTY OVERNIGHT --

ONE IN FORT MYERS --

WE DO KNOW ONE MALE IS DEAD --

RIGHT NOW WE'RE WORKING TO FIND MORE --

A LIVE REPORT WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION STRAIGHT AHEAD --

AND THE SECOND IN LEHIGH ACRES HAPPENING LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.

ONE PERSON IS DEAD --

WE HAVE A CREW ON SCENE DIGGING FOR MORE DETAILS --

A LIVE REPORT AFTER THE BREAK. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 FM FATAL SHOOTING-VO


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TZ3 LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


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HEADLINES-TC MON


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

WILDFIRES ARE BURNING OUT OF CONTROL ACROSS CALIFORNIA

leaving families are left homeless and firefighters battling the blaze

AND A TRUSTED ECONOMIST WORKING FOR THE U-S GOVERNMENT FOR 2 DECADES.

NOW IN THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY JAIL FOR FRAUD.

NBC-2 DIGS INTO HIS ACCUSED SCHEME OF TRICKING PEOPLE INTO BUYING PROPERTY ON EBAY.

A HEARTLESS CRIME CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

A MAN SEEKS TO MAKE A QUICK BUCK.

WHILE ANOTHER MAN SUFFERS FROM HEART ATTACK. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA FIRES-TC MON


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EBAY FRAUD ARREST-TC MON


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MAN WALLET STOLEN-TC MON


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MAIN OPEN-CLIP


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GOOD MORNING 2-TOWERCAM


GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE ARE WAKING UP TO SOME BEAUTIFUL SUNSHINE THIS SATURDAY MORNING

METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING IS STANDINIG BY IN THE WEATHER CENTER WITH MORE ON WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT IN YOUR WEEKEND FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER


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.

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. Return to index of stories...


FM FATAL SHOOTING-TRX, PLASMA


WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THAT DEADLY SHOOTING IN FORT MYERS --

IT HAPPENED EARLY THIS MORNING ON FRANKLIN STREET NEAR FORD STREET IN DUNBAR --

MY CO-ANCHOR WAS THE FIRST ON THE SCENE JUST MINUTES AFTER THE SHOOTING --

CLIFF, YOU'VE BEEN TALKING TO POLICE, WHAT ARE THEY TELLING YOU? Return to index of stories...


FM FATAL SHOOTING-LIVE


RIGHT NOW POLICE TELL ME A BLACK MAN WAS KILLED --

THEY HAVE NOT RELEASED HIS NAME OR HIS AGE -- Return to index of stories...


FM FATAL SHOOTING-VO


THIS HAPPENED RIGHT AROUND 3:00 THIS MORNING --

I WAS HERE AS SEVERAL DISTRAUGHT LOVED ONES WERE LEARNING ABOUT THE SHOOTING --

POLICE AREN'T RELEASING MUCH INFORMATION --

I DID TALK TO SOME NEIGHBORS WHO BELIEVE THIS WAS WHAT THEY CALL A RETALIATORY SHOOTING --

NEIGHBORS ALSO TELL ME THE VICTIM IS A YOUNG MAN WHO HAS A YOUNG BABY --

THIS IS ALL INFORMATION WE ARE TRYING TO CONFIRM THIS MORNING -- Return to index of stories...


FM FATAL SHOOTING-LIVE


HERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF SHOOTINGS IN LEE COUNTY IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS --

10 TOTAL --

5 NOW IN FORT MYERS INCLUDING TWO HOMICIDES --

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO TALK TO OUR SOURCES --

YOU BRING YOU THE NEWEST INFORMATION AS SOON AS WE GET IT -- Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-TRX, OTS, SS


MORE BREAKING NEWS OUT OF LEHIGH ACRES --

A DEATH INVESTIGATION IN UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW --

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES TELL US THEY RESPONDED TO A SHOOTING OVERNIGHT ON ICHABOD AVENUE --

NBC'2S LINDSEY FRY JOINS US BY PHONE WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-PHONER


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LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO, SS


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LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-PHONER


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BACK UP: 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...


IMMOKALEE SHOOTING-SSTOPS, 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...


SOCAL WILDFIRES-OTS


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...


GM RECALL-OTS, VO


THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED A RECORD FINE FOR GM FRIDAY.

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SAYS GENERAL MOTORS HAS AGREED TO PAY A $35 MILLION DOLLAR FINE. FOR FAILING TO REPORT AN IGNITION SWITCH DEFECT THAT LED TO DOZENS OF DEATHS.

IT'S THE MAXIMUM PENALTY THAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN IMPOSE.

AND THE FIRST TIME AN AUTOMAKER HAS BEEN FINED THAT MUCH.

BUT THE AMOUNT OF THE FINE IS LESS THAN A DAY'S REVENUE FOR THE COMPANY.

GM TOOK IN $37.4 BILLION IN DURING THE FIRST QUARTER. Return to index of stories...


STERLING WONT PAY FINE-ONCAM, VO


DISGRACED L-A CLIPPERS OWNER DONALD STERLING SAYS HE'S NOT PAYING THE TWO-POING FIVE-MILLION DOLLAR FINE FROM THE NBA.

HIS LAWYER IS REPORTEDLY ARGUING THAT HE DID NOT RECEIVE DUE PROCESS FROM THE N-B-A, AND THAT HE DID NOT VIOLATE THE N-B-A CONSTITUTION.

NBA COMMISSIONER ADAM SILVER ISSUED STERLING A LIFETIME BAN AND THE TWO-POINT-FIVE MILLION DOLLAR FINE.

AFTER STERLING MADE RACIAL COMMENTS DURING A RECORDED CONVERSATION. Return to index of stories...


FENWAY ELEVATOR-TRX, VOTOPS


NEW THIS MORNING.

A 22-YEAR-OLD WOMAN FELL DOWN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT AT BOSTON'S FENWAY PARK LAST NIGHT.

BOSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS SAY THE ELEVATOR'S FOURTH FLOOR DOORS OPENED AND THE WOMAN FELL ONTO THE ROOF OF ANOTHER ELEVATOR CAR ON THE SECOND FLOOR.

RESCUERS WERE ABLE TO REACH THE WOMAN THROUGH A HATCH ON THE ELEVATOR'S ROOF.

AND THEN TOOK HER TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL.

OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


EBAY FRAUD ARREST-TRX, ONCAM


ONLY NBC-2 CAMERAS WERE ROLLING AS A MARYLAND MAN faced a judge in charlotte county.

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

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER DISCOVERED HE'S AN ECONOMIST FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!

LUCAS SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY WITH THE 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...


CONVICTED FELON ARRESTED-ONCAM, SS(2)


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

INVESTIGATORS RAIDED A HOME ON ELMWOOD AND ASHWOOD STREETS.

OFFICERS SAY "FELIX CARLOS WALKER GONZALEZ" USED THE HOMES AS PART OF A LARGER DRUG RING.

POLICE FOUND BAGGIES OF HEROIN AND COCAINE.

THEY ALSO FOUND 2 HANDGUNS. Return to index of stories...


FL ALEXANDER HEARING-OTS, VO


A JUDGE HAS POSTPONED A DECISION ON WHETHER A JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA WOMAN DESERVES ANOTHER "STAND YOUR GROUND" HEARING.

33-YEAR-OLD MARISSA ALEXANDER WAS CONVICTED IN MAY 2012 FOR FIRING WHAT SHE CLAIMS WAS A WARNING SHOT INTO A WALL NEAR HER ESTRANGED HUSBAND.

NO ONE WAS INJURED.

BUT SHE WAS SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON UNDER FLORIDA'S MINIMUM MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS.

THE VERDICT WAS THROWN OUT ON APPEAL AND A NEW TRIAL IS SCHEDULED FOR LATE JULY.

ALEXANDER IS FREE ON BOND. Return to index of stories...


MAN COLLAPSES WALLET STOLEN-ONCAM, VO


ONE MAN'S MEDICAL EMERGENCY BECAME ANOTHER MANS CHANCE TO MAKE QUICK BUCK.

IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

LARRY LOTTER WAS ENJOYING A BEER WHEN HE SUDDENLY COLLPASED OF WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS A HEART ATTACK.

WHILE FRIENDS CALLED 911, AND QUICKLY GATHERED AROUND HIM TO HELP.

ANOTHER MAN RIGHT BESIDE HIM TOOK HIS WALLET. Return to index of stories...


MAN COLLAPSES WALLET STOLEN-SOTVO


Rarely have I seen somebody literally steal from what they believe to be a dying man. It's pretty pathetic.

That's where he belongs. I hope he gets a long time out of it, honestly.

LUCKILY THE HEART ATTACK WAS JUST A FALSE ALARM.

AS FOR THE THEIF.

INVESTIGATORS WERE ABLE TO CATCH THE CRIMINAL WHO IS NOW FACING SEVERAL CHAGES Return to index of stories...


WORLD TRADE CENTER TIME LAPSE-WIPE, VOTOPS


A UNIQUE TRIBUTE TO THURSDAY'S OPENING OF THE 9/11 MEMORIAL MUSEUM IN NEW YORK.

WEBCAM SERVICE PROVIDER EARTHCAM HAS RELEASED THIS TIME-LAPSE VIDEO OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE MEMORIAL POOLS AND MUSEUM FROM GROUNDBREAKING TO COMPLETION.

USING MILLIONS OF STILL PHOTOS THE VIDEO DOCUMENTS THE WORK FROM OCTOBER 2004 UNTIL NOW. Return to index of stories...


DEER IN THE HOT TUB-TRX, VOTOPS


A DEER LOOKING TO HAVE SOME FUN IN THE SUN.

GOT STUCK IN THE PROCESS.

A CENTRAL FLORIDA HOMEOWNER FOUND THIS DEER IN HER HOT TUB.

BUT IT COULDN'T GET OUT!

SO RESCUERS WERE CALLED IN TO LIFT HER OUT.

L/Palm Harbor, Florida:02 Return to index of stories...


TX TEEN ELECTED MAYOR-ONCAM, VO


MOST HIGH SCHOOLS SENIORS. ARE JUST EXCITED TO GRADUATE.

BUT ONE STUDENT IN TEXAS. IS READY TO BE SWORN IN.

AS THE MAYOR OF ARCHER CITY, TEXAS.

KELVIN GREEN IS ONLY 18 YEARS OLD.

ARCHER CITY HAS NEVER HAD A MAYOR THIS YOUNG.

INSTEAD OF PURSING HIGHER EDUCATION.GREEN IS STAYING IN HIS HOMETOWN TO BUILD A BETTER COMMUNITY.

NO ONE ELSE FILLED TO RUN. WHICH MEANS KELVIN WON BY DEFAULT.

HIS WORK IS CUT OUT FOR HIM. THE CITY IS IN A STAGE FOUR DROUGHT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-ONCAM


THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WAKING UP WITH US ON THIS SATURDAY MORNING,

IT'S GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

STRAIGHT AHEAD-

TRIPLE A PREDICTS LOTS OF TRAVELORS THIS MEMORAIL DAY WEEKEND.

ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO PAY AT THE PUMP.

PLUS THIS-

27:27 I am sick of it! In fact it really turns me off! 27:31

AN IN-DEPTH LOOK INSIDE THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL.

HOW THE FLORIDA GOVERNOR'S RACE IS GETTING HEATED. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 MEMORIAL TRAVEL-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

TZ4 GOVERNORS RACE ADS-SOTVO


Return to index of stories...

FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


FORECAST OPEN Return to index of stories...


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.

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. Return to index of stories...


GOVERNOR'S RACE ADVERTISING STRATEGY-TRX, TC MON


THIS MORNING NBC-2 IS TAKING IN DEPTH LOOK INSIDE THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL FOR GOVERNOR

VOTERS SAY THEY ARE SICK AND TIRED OF VICIOUS POLITICAL ATTACK ADS.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS ALREADY SPENDING MILLIONS TO PRODUCE THEM IN HIS RE-ELECTION BID.

HE'S TRAILING FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST IN MOST POLLS.

SO IS SCOTT'S STRATEGY BACKFIRING?

NBC2 CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT DAVE ELIAS TAKES A CLOSER LOOK Return to index of stories...


GOVERNOR'S RACE ADVERTISING STRATEGY-PKG


governor in ad / I worry about what my grandson thinks of me.

IT'S GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT'S NEWEST AD SET TO HIT THE AIRWAVES SATURDAY, SHOWING HIM IN HIS ROLE -- NOT AS A GOVERNOR, BUT AS A GRANDFATHER.

margo Anderson/Fort Myers / 24:17 It's so nice to see you actually have family and you care about other people. 24:21

IT'S A SHARP CONTRAST TO THE MILLIONS HE'S SPENT IN NEGATIVE ADS LIKE THESE AGAINST CHARLIE CRIST.

RuthAnn Yeomans/Hair Dresser / 27:43 I'll be honest with you. You want to attack your opponent.I would be a whole lot less interested in voting for you. 27:50

IT'S A FEELING SHARED BY MANY VOTERS.

jeane Porpora/Business owner / 25:45 I don't like to hear it. I think it's cheesy. 25:48

laura Weir/Political Expert / 11:45 The money getting poured into these attack ads and they're really wasted money. 11:49

THAT'S THE MESSAGE POLITICAL EXPERT LAURA WEIR BELIEVES IS BEING RECEIVED BY THE SCOTT CAMPAIGN.

19:30 So there's a lot of eyes on this and lot of money running on this race. 19:34

ALTHOUGH SCOTT HAS SPENT MILLIONS HE'S TRAILING CRIST IN MOST POLLS.

laura Weir / 16:20 he and his campaign need to take note of the fact that going nasty is not a good strategy. 16:29

BUT WEIR ADMITS ADS LIKE THESE COULD HELP THE GOVERNOR WHOSE LATEST APPROVAL RATING WAS AT 19%

06:53 it's not just have I done a good job. It's also do you like this person and on both counts voters are saying.eeh? Not so much. 07:03 Return to index of stories...


GOVERNOR'S RACE ADVERTISING STRATEGY-TAG


DAVE ELIAS WITH THAT REPORT.

WHILE THIS NEW COMMERICAL MAY BE POSITIVE IT DOES TAKE A SUBTLE DIG AT WHAT HE MAY CONSIDER ANOTHER OPPONENT.THE MEDIA.

IT OPENS WITH THE GOVEROR READING A PAPER AND ADMITTING THE NEWS MEDIA ISN'T HIS FRIEND.

THE CAMPAIGN WILL SPEND A MILLION DOLLARS ON THE AD WHICH AIRS THIS WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BALLOT BY MAIL-OTS


COLLIER COUNTY VOTERS KEEP YOUR EYE ON YOUR MAIL BOX.

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

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

THE GENERAL ELECTION IS JUNE 24TH. Return to index of stories...


RIGHT TO TRY-ONCAM


COLORADO COULD BE THE FIRST STATE TO ALLOW THE TERMINALLY ILL TO USE EXPERIMENTAL DRUGS.

EVEN WHEN THOSE MEDICINES ARE YEARS AWAY FROM GETTING FEDERAL APPROVAL.

IN THE DAY AHEAD COLORADO'S GOVERNOR WILL SIGN "THE RIGHT TO TRY" BILL.

LOUISIANA, MISSOURI, AND ARIZONA ARE ALSO LOOKING INTO A SIMILAR PROGRAM.

COLORADO'S LEGISLATION CLEARS THE WAY FOR DRUG COMPANIES TO PROVIDE EXPERIMENTAL MEDICATIONS TO PATIENTS OUTSIDE OF CLINICAL TRIALS.

SOME CRITICS SAY THE LEGISLATION WON'T LEAD TO GREATER ACCESS. Return to index of stories...


FL VA WAITING LIST-TRX, ONCAM, VO


A TOP OFFICIAL AT THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS STEPPED DOWN AFTER GROWNING CRITICISM ABOUT WAIT TIMES AND CARE GIVEN TO VETS AT CLINIC ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THE NEWS CAME ON THE SAME DAY 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...


FL VA WAITING LIST-SOTVO


We have worked very hard, Senator Isakson, to root out these inappropriate uses of the scheduling system and these abuses.

It's absolutely inexcusable.

THERE ARE ALSO CALLS FOR V-A SECRETARY ERIC SHINSEKI TO RESIGN.

WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS SAY THEY'LL WAIT FOR THE RESULTS OF AN INVESTIGATION BEFORE PASSING JUDGMENT ON SHINSEKI.

:17-:21

Dr. Robert Petzel

VA Undersecretary for Health Return to index of stories...


FL UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS-ONCAM, VIDBOX


FLORIDA'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE TICKED DOWN SLIGHTLY LAST MONTH.

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

THE INCREASE CREATES MORE THAN 33-THOUSAND PRIVATE-SECTOR JOBS. 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...


DCF TRANSPARENCY-OTS


A BIG MOVE TO PROTECT FLORIDA CHILDREN FROM ABUSE AND NEGLECT.

YJR FLORIDA'S 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 THAT DETAILED THE DEATHS OF NEARLY 500 CHILDREN, OVER PAST FIVE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


PANTHER KILLED-OTS


THIS MORNING. WE'RE LEARNING A PANTHER DIED AFTER BEING HIT BY A CAR IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE 14 MONTH OLD PANTHER WAS FOUND 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...


FL NUSREIES MARIJAUNA-OTS-VO


NBC2 UNCOVERNING THERE ARE NOW 39 FLORIDA NURSERIES QUALIFED TO GROW MARIJUANA.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULUTRE AND CONSUMER SERVICES.

THIS COMES AFTER THE DEPARTMENT DETERMINED 21 NURSERIES MET REQUIREMENTS TO BID FOR ONE OF THE FIVE STATE CANNABIS LICENSES.

AFTER AN INTERNAL REVIEW -- 18 MORE NURSRIES QUALIFIED.

THE LAW WOULD LIMIT CANNABIS CULTIVATION ONLY TO PLANTS BRED TO PRODUCER AN EXTRACT OIL, KNOWN AS "CHARLOTTE'S WEB." Return to index of stories...


MEMORIAL TRAVEL-ONCAM


THIS MORNING. WE'RE DISCOVERING TRIPLE "A" IS PREDICTING 36-POINT-1 MILLION AMERICANS WILL TRAVEL OVER 50 MILES DURING THE UPCOMING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

THAT MARKS A NEW POST RECESSION HIGH.

DANIELLE LEIGH HAS MORE ON WHAT'S EXPECTED FOR SUMMER TRAVEL. Return to index of stories...


MEMORIAL TRAVEL-PKG


AFTER A BLISTERING WINTER.MARKED BY RECORD LOWS.

AND MORE THAN A MILLION FLIGHT DELAYS OR CANCELLATIONS.

"I survived the polar vortex, laugh"

AMERICANS ARE FEELING A SERIOUS ITCH FOR SUMMER TRAVEL.

WITH 36.1 MILLION PEOPLE PLANNING A VACATION MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, ACCORDING TO TRIPLE "A"

"In fact aaa is predicting a new post recession high for memorial day travel it is the second greatest number of memorial day travelers since the year 2000."

DOUG MCCUSKER IS GETTING READY FOR A CARIBBEAN CRUISE.

"It seemed exotic we wanted to get to a place where we could just really relax, and get some sun."

TRIPLE "A" SAYS CRUISES, TRAINS AND BUSES WILL SEE THE BIGGEST INCREASE IN CUSTOMERS.

BUT MORE THAN 8 IN 10 AMERICANS, WILL CHOOSE WHAT'S SEEN AS THE MORE COST EFFECTIVE ROUTE AND TRAVEL BY CAR.

PRICES ARE UP FOR AIRFARE, HOTELS, AND RENTAL CARS. COMPARED TO LAST YEAR.

BUT GAS PRICES SHOULD REMAIN RELATIVELY UNCHANGED OR SLIGHTLY LESS.

CONSUMERS DON'T SEEM WORRIED.

"It does give me a little bit of pause, and makes me do a little more research about who i am flying with but it wont stop me."

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CONVENIENCE STORES, SAYS ONE IN FOUR TRAVELERS PLAN TO SPEND MORE WHILE THEY'RE AWAY.

MEANING A POSSIBLE RETURN TO PRE-RECESSION SALES NUMBERS BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR.

audio outcue: In Washington, Danielle Leigh, NBC News.

IN ADDITION TO AMERICANS BEING EAGER FOR SOME GOOD WEATHER,

CONSUMER GROUPS SAY THE IMPROVING ECONOMIC OUTLOOK IS ALSO CONTRIBUTING TO INCREASED PLANS FOR TRAVEL.

I'M DANIELLE LEIGH IN WASHINGTON, NOW BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


SUMMER TRAVEL-TRX, VOTOPS


NEW THIS MORNING.

25-PERCENT OF AMERICANS PLAN TO TRAVEL.

AND SPEND MORE MONEY ON IT THIS SUMMER THANKS TO THE HARSH WINTER.

A NEW SURVEY FOUND PEOPLE IN THE MIDWEST IN PARTICULAR HAVE CABIN FEVER.

WITH 33-PERCENT SAYING THEY WILL SPEND MORE THAN OTHERWISE ANTICIPATED ON TRAVEL THIS SUMMER.

CONVENIENCE STORE OWNERS EXPECT SALES TO INCREASE UP TO 10-PERCENT THIS SUMMER. Return to index of stories...


PREAKNESS LOOK AHEAD-ONCAM, VO


TODAY IS PART TWO OF THE TRIPLE CROWN.THE PREAKNESS!

AND NBC2 IS YOUR HEADQUARTERS FOR THE RACES.

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 3 TO 5 MORNING LINE 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.'

BUT CALIFORNIA CHROME'S TRAINER HAS A STRATEGY.

TAKE A LISTEN. Return to index of stories...


PREAKNESS LOOK AHEAD-SOT-SS


MOST OF THE SPEED IS ON THE OUTSIDE OF ME, IF THEY GO, THEY GO, AND I CAN TUCK IN RIGHT IN BEHIND 'EM I HOPE, WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS.

SS OF DRINK PICTURE

IF YOU'RE INTO SIPPING ON THE SPECIALTY DRINK AS MUCH AS BETTING ON THE HORSE WITH THE BEST NAME--- 'BLACK-EYED SUSAN IS THE OFFICIAL COCKTAIL OF PREAKNESS.

THE ORIGINAL RECIPE IS A MIX OF RUM, VODKA, TRIPLE SEC AND FRUIT JUICE.

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


TEASE FIVE-ONCAM


THERE'S STILL AL LOT MORE TO COME ON YOUR NEWS TODAY.

NBC-2 IS DIGGING DEEPER FOR NEW INFORMATION ON A DEADLY SHOOTING IN FORT MYERS.

STRAIGHT AHEAD-

WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE SCENE FOR A LIVE REPORT.

THE BREAKING INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 FM FATAL SHOOTING-VO


Return to index of stories...

NEWS OPEN-CLIP


SHOW OPEN Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING 3-1 SHOT


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME BACK TO THE FINAL HALF HOUR OF NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

WE'LL HAVE YOUR TOP STORIES OF THE DAY IN JUST ONE MINUTE.

BUT FIRST YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST WITH METEOROLOGIST, JASON DUNNING. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER


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.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. Return to index of stories...


FM FATAL SHOOTING-TRX, ONCAM, SS, FLY


WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS TO TELL YOU ABOUT IN FORT MYERS --

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A DEADLY SHOOTING IN DUNBAR -- IT HAPPENED ON FRANKLIN STREET NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF FORD STREET --

MY CO-ANCHOR, CLIFTON FRENCH WAS THE FIRST ON SCENE --

HE JOINS US NOW LIVE.

CLIFF -- THE SCENE HAS CLEARED -- WHAT'S THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION? Return to index of stories...


FM FATAL SHOOTING-LIVE


RIGHT NOW POLICE TELL ME A BLACK MAN WAS KILLED --

THEY HAVE NOT RELEASED HIS NAME OR HIS AGE -- Return to index of stories...


FM FATAL SHOOTING-VO


THIS HAPPENED RIGHT AROUND 3:00 THIS MORNING --

I WAS HERE AS SEVERAL DISTRAUGHT LOVED ONES WERE LEARNING ABOUT THE SHOOTING --

POLICE AREN'T RELEASING MUCH INFORMATION --

I DID TALK TO SOME NEIGHBORS WHO BELIEVE THIS WAS WHAT THEY CALL A RETALIATORY SHOOTING --

NEIGHBORS ALSO TELL ME THE VICTIM IS A YOUNG MAN WHO HAS A YOUNG BABY --

THIS IS ALL INFORMATION WE ARE TRYING TO CONFIRM THIS MORNING -- Return to index of stories...


FM FATAL SHOOTING-LIVE


THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF SHOOTINGS IN LEE COUNTY IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS --

10 TOTAL --

5 NOW IN FORT MYERS INCLUDING TWO HOMICIDES --

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO TALK TO OUR SOURCES --

YOU BRING YOU THE NEWEST INFORMATION AS SOON AS WE GET IT -- Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-OTS, VO


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...


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...


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...


IMMOKALEE FATAL CRASH-OTS, 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.

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FMB MURDER-ONCAM, SS(2), VO


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. Y.

ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES, MARILYN PLEADED FOR HER LIFE BEFORE HER EX-HUSBAND-

MICHAEL SPIEGEL PULLED THE TRIGGER, AT A MARINA NEAR THE MATANZAS PASS BRIDGE.

WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT. ,SPIEGAL CAME TO THE MARINA A DAY BEFORE THE CRIME AND ASKED SOMEONE TO POINT OUT THE BOAT WHERE HIS EX-WIFE AND HER FIANCE WERE LIVING.

DEPUTIES SAY HE RETURNED THE NEXT DAY ON A MISSION TO KILL.

NEIGHBORS SAY SPIEGEL ARRIVED FROM MIAMI A MONTH AGO. Return to index of stories...


FMB MURDER-SOTVO SS (3)


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 FOUND HIM COVERED IN BLOOD WITH A BRIEFCASE.

IT CONTAINED A GUN, BLOODY KNIFE, ZIP TIES, DUCT TAPE AND SEXUAL ITEMS.

THIS MONRING THE MURDER SUSPECT IS BEING HELD ON NO BOND.

THE CHILDREN OF VICTIM, HARRY CARLIP RELEASED THIS STATEMENT ABOUT THEIR FATHER -

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 LIKE NO OTHER AND WE WILL CARRY HIS SPIRIT ON FOREVER.

HARRY AND MARILYN WERE SCHEDULED TO MARRY TODAY. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION FOLO-TRX, ONCAM, VO


A FOURTH SUSPECT IN A STRING OF VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS IS STILL ON THE LOOSE -

WHILE HIS THREE ALLEGED ACCOMPLICES SIT BEHIND BARS.

AUTHORITIES ARE LOOKING FOR HENRY *RICKY* CONTRERAS OF IMMOKALEE.

THEY SAY HE'S THE FOURTH SUSPECT IN THESE HOME INVASIONS THROUGHOUT FLORIDA AND EVEN IN TEXAS.

NBC2 WAS THERE WHEN DEPUTIES SEARCHED HIS HOME ON THURSDAY.

WE LEARNED CONTRERAS COACHED A COMMUNITY FOOTBALL LEAGUE.

HIS NEIGHBORS NEVER KNEW HIM AS A CRIMINAL -

BUT ADMIT THEY HAVEN'T SEEN HIM IN A WHILE. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION FOLO-SOTVO


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

DEPUTIES ARE WORKING TO TRACK HIM DOWN. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES HOME INVASION-ONCAM, VO


NBC2 UNCOVERING -- PEOPLE LIVING IN NAPLES PARK 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 SUSPECTS STOLE CASH AND HIS CELL PHONE FROM HIM.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED THE TRIO THAT SAME NIGHT.

NBC2 DID SOME DIGGING INTO OUR FILES OF NAPLES PARK.

IN 2009 SOMEONE SPRAY PAINTED SIX HOMES WITH OFFENSE SYMBOLS.

ALSO THAT YEAR THERE WAS A BIG POT BUST.

IN 2010 -- A MURDER SUICIDE.

AND LATE LAST YEAR --

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


NAPLES HOME INVASION-SOTVO


EVA FINN, NAPLES PARK RESIDENT

01:23:06-:12

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

NAPLES PARK RESIDENTS WE SPOKE WITH SAY THEY WANT MORE DEPUTY PATROL AND STRICTER RENTING STANDARDS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-ONCAM


THANKS FOR JOINING US ON THIS SATURDAY MORNING!

STILL TO COME ON THE NEWS TODAY-

A STARTING POINT IN BREAST CANCER TREATMENT.

UNDERSTANDING THE SURGICAL SEGMENT IN THIS VERY REAL RELAY FOR LIFE.

COMING UP IN YOUR HEALTH MATTERS REPORT.

TRASH OR TREASURE Return to index of stories...


TZ6 HEALTH MATTERS-VOWP


Return to index of stories...

TRASH OR TREASURE-SOTTOPS


Return to index of stories...

TRASH OR TREASURE-PKG


This week.

"Unusual Antique Glassware"

TRT: 2:45:00

With Tease! Return to index of stories...


FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

FORECAST-WX WALL


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.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. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS: BREAST CANCER-TRX, VO IN PLASMA


FOR WOMEN FACING BREAST CANCER, IT IS LIKELY THE FIGHT OF THEIR LIFE.

BUT THEY ARE NOT IN IT ALONE.

ON THE MEDICAL SIDE, A TEAM OF DOCTORS ARE BATTLING BY THEIR SIDE.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS, AMY OSHIER LOOKS AT THE SURGICAL SEGMENT. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS: BREAST CANCER-PKG


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FOR MOST BREAST CANCER PATIENTS, SURGERY IS THE FIRST LEG OF TREATMENT.

DR. RIE ALHARA/SURGICAL ONCOLOGIST

RUNS:

5:17 Because not only does it treat the primary cancer, meaning to remove the tumors, but it also gives us answer by looking at the lymph nodes. And some of the answers we get from surgery actually dictate what kind of therapy would come next.

ONCE THE PATH BECOMES CLEAR, THE BATON IS PASSED TO A MEDICAL ONCOLOGIST, RADIATION ONCOLOGIST. OR BOTH. IN BEST CIRCUMSTANCES THEY WORK AS A TEAM. AS IS THE CASE WITHIN THE REGIONAL CANCER CENTER'S MULTI-disciplinary BREAST CANCER CLINIC.

DR. RIE ALHARA/SURGICAL ONCOLOGIST

RUNS:

2:25 We're looking at the same things. We're able to discuss, really ask all the questions, really bring our thoughts together. So not only is it faster, but I think the quality is much better.

WOMEN ARE EMPOWERED WITH CHOICES WHEN IT COMES TO SURGERY. BASED ON THE NATURE OF THEIR CANCER AND PERSONAL PREFERENCE. THEY MAY OPT TO REMOVE A PORTION OF BREAST, ONE BREAST OR BOTH IF THEY HAVE GENETIC RISK.

DR. RIE ALHARA/SURGICAL ONCOLOGIST

RUNS:

7:01 We do see a lot of women who choose a double mastectomy, especially in the younger population because they have so many years to think about recurrences and things like that. And we always emphasize if there's only cancer in one area, certainly if it's treatable by lumpectomy, that's what we would advise.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Surgery is often the end of the treatment road. A majority of women chose to undergo reconstruction. Many times it starts during a mastectomy using tissue expanders and is completed once they reach the finish line.

DR. RIE ALHARA/SURGICAL ONCOLOGIST

RUNS:

9:54 A lot of people come in with this horrible image of a mastectomy that they used to do years ago and once we sit down with them, show them pictures, a lot of people are extremely relieved and really have a positive attitude going forth.

FOR THESE REASONS, THE SURGICAL SEGMENT IS OFTEN THE ANCHOR IN THIS RELAY FOR LIFE. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


FITNESS TESTS-PLASMA, SS


THIS MORNING ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

WE ARE REVEALING EVERYDAY HEALTH TESTS, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO PASS.

THE QUESTION - DO YOU FEEL ENERGIZED, 14 HOURS AFTER WAKING UP?

IF NOT, IT MAY BE TIME TO START EXERCISING.

EXERCISE IS A KNOWN ENERGY BOOSTER.

CAN YOU CARRY A GALLON OF MILK OR WATER IN EACH HAND, ABOUT 8 POUNDS, WITHOUT FEELING STRAIN?

A LACK OF STRENGTH MAKES YOU MORE VULNERABLE TO INJURY, AS WELL AS ARTHRITIS, OSTEOPOROSIS, EVEN DEPRESSION AND DEMENTIA.

CAN YOU JUMP UP AND DOWN 10 TIMES, WITHOUT YOUR HEART RACING?

THAT'S A SIGN OF GOOD CARDIOVASCULAR FITNESS.

FINALLY - CAN YOU TRIM YOUR TOENAILS STANDING UP, WITHOUT ANY DISCOMFORT BENDING?

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MEASLES CURES CANCER-VO IN PLASMA, FULL


RESEARCHERS AT MAYO CLINIC MIGHT HAVE MADE A REMARKABLE MEDICAL DISCOVERY.

THEY SAY THEY WIPED OUT A WOMAN'S INCURABLE BLOOD CANCER.

AND THEY DID IT WITH A MASSIVE DOSE OF THE MEASLES.

THE PATIENT HAS BATTLED CANCER FOR A DECADE.

SHE WAS OUT OF OPTIONS WHEN RESEARCHERS AT MAYO CLINIC CHOSE HER FOR AN EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE.

THEY INJECTED HER WITH THE MEASLES VIRUS.

AND SHE'S ALIVE TO TELL HER REMARKABLE STORY. Return to index of stories...


MEASLES CURES CANCER-SOTVO


"I had a plasmacytoma right here on my forehead the size of a golf ball and within 36 hours it was gone."

RESEARCHERS HAVE KNOWN FOR YEARS THAT CERTAIN VIRUSES CAN KILL CANCERES --

AT LEAST IN ANIMALS.

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LOWERING LUNESTA-TRX, VOTOPS


U-S HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE ORDERING CHANGES TO A POPULAR PRESCRIPTON SLEEP AID.

THE F-D-A SAYS LUNESTA MUST LOWER THEIR STARTING DOSAGE.

IT'S DUE TO RISKS OF MORNING DROWSINESS.

WHICH CAN INTERFERE WITH A PERSON'S ABILITY TO DRIVE.

A RECENT STUDY ON THE DRUG SHOWED LUNESTA CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH MEMORY AND COORDINATION UP TO 11 HOURS AFTER IT'S TAKEN.

THE PROBLEM IS -- PATIENTS ARE OFTEN UNAWARE THEY'RE STILL DROWSY. Return to index of stories...


HOOKAH PIPES-WIPE, VOTOPS


WATER PIPES MAY NOT BE AS HARMLESS AS SOME ASSUME.

RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IN SAN FRANCISCO.

TESTED URINE SAMPLES OF 55 ADULTS BEFORE AND AFTER AN EVENING SMOKING WATER PIPES AT A HOOKAH BAR.

THE PARTICIPANTS HAD ELEVATED LEVELS OF TOBACCO-RELATED CHEMICALS IN THEIR BODY. WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK FOR CANCER.

THE CHEMICALS ARE KNOWN TO BE ADDICTIVE AND CAN ALTER DEVELOPING BRAINS. Return to index of stories...


SMART VENDING-VO IN PLASMA


SOME VENDING MACHINES ARE USING FACIAL RECOGNITION SOFTWARE TO SELL DRINKS IN JAPAN.

TAKE A LOOK.

THE MACHINE HAS A MASSIVE 47 INCH TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY AND SENSORS THAT CAN RECOGNIZE HUMAN FACES AND IDENTIFY CUSTOMERS BY FACE AND GENDER.

THE MACHINE IS THEN ABLE TO RECOMMEND SPECIFIC DRINKS TO CUSTOMERS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SEVEN-PLASMA


THERE'S STILL A LOT TO COME ON THE NEWS TODAY!

STRAIGHT AHEAD-

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE WRAPS UP ITS 39TH SEASON TONIGHT-

NBC-2 BRINGS YOU A PREVIEW OF WHAT'S TO COME.

INCLUDING A WELCOME HOME FROM ONE OF ITS GRADUATES! Return to index of stories...


TZ6 SNL FINALE-VOTOPS


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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.

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SNL FINALE-PKG


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!"

ANERG'S THE LATEST ALUM DISCOVERED BY SNR LORNE MICHAELS TO GO ON

SS.

nats "We shoat fake bad guys"

HE A GOLDEN GLOBE FSITCOM, "BROOKLYN NINE

"If you lll the shows that are involving or starrile who came through here thatd everybody picked for the show,

itof mindblowing."

THFOR TALENT'S BEESPLAY TH

WITH LOTS OF NEW FEATURED PL.

JOINING A RELATIVCAST.

nats "Ha a.thatghty giggle.yes!

AIDY BRYANT / "SNL" CAST MEMBE6-54

"It's just been so exciting. There's a great energveryone is so pu be together, and thrilled to ven be oom."

AND K, IT WOULD NOTA SEASON FINALE WITHOUT SOME SURPRISES.

"Fiddler on the roof.here's sfiddp! Next!" Return to index of stories...


THE VOICE FINALE PREVIEW-ONCAM, SOTVO


IT'S A BUSY TIME FOR THE THREE SINGERS STILL VYING FOR THE TITLE OF "THE VOICE."

NBC'S SINGING COMPETITION SERIES WRAPS UP WITH A TWO NIGHT FINALE STARTING

MONDAY NIGHT. AND THE FINAL TRIO STILL HAVE PLENTY OF WORK AHEAD --

NEW JERSEY TEEN CHRISTINA GRIMMIE SAYS SHE'S READY FOR WHAT'S AHEAD.

"I've been through exhaustion on this show, learning songs last minute, and it's all in a week for live

tv. All of that is just going to pay off."

EACH OF THE FINALISTS WILL PERFORM TWO SONGS ON MONDAY NIGHT'S SHOW.

THE TWO HOUR FINALE TUESDAY NIGHT WILL ALSO FEATURE SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY ED SHEERAN, ONE REPUBLIC, COLDPLAY AND TIM MCGRAW.

YOU CAN CATCH ALL OF THE ACTION ON NBC2 MONDAY AT 8 P.M. Return to index of stories...


THE VOICE FINALE PREVIEW-SOTVO


"America isn't just voting with their ears, they're voting with their hearts too.

This isn't just karaoke, we have to put some thought into their performance."

EACH OF THE FINALISTS WILL PERFORM TWO SONGS ON MONDAY NIGHT'S SHOW.

AND ALL FOUR COACHES WILL ALSO TAKE TO THE STAGE.

THE TWO HOUR FINALE TUESDAY NIGHT WILL ALSO FEATURE SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY ED SHEERAN, ONE REPUBLIC, COLDPLAY AND TIM MCGRAW.

YOU CAN CATCH ALL OF THE ACTION ON NBC2 MONDAY AT 8 P.M. Return to index of stories...


CAT WILL THROW FIRST PITCH-WIPE, VOTOPS, VO2, TAG


BY NOW YOU'VE SURELY SEEN THE SECURITY VIDEO SHOWING ONE FAMILY'S TOUGH-AS-NAILS CAT.

CHARGING A DOG THAT WAS ATTACKING HER YOUNG MASTER.

THE CAT, NAMED TARA, IS REPORTEDLY SCHEDULED TO "THROW" OUT THE FIRST PITCH MAY 20TH AT A LOCAL MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL GAME.

NO WORD ON EXACTLY HOW SHE WILL PULL IT OFF. Return to index of stories...


CAT WILL THROW FIRST PITCH-VO


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TOP STORIES-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


AND 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 --

POLICE TELLS US 17 YEAR OLD Malique Brown WAS SHOT AND KILLED.

RIGHT NOW INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING FOR THOSE RESPONSIBLE

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.

HE IS FROM MIAMI. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-3-SHOT


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...


CLOSE-3-SHOT


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CREDITS-REM LIVE


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