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DIRECTORS PAGE VEHICLE FIRE CLOSES ROAD-trx VOTOPS
HLA attempted abduction-trx VOTOPS BEACH RENOURISHMENT-VO
HLB 7 eleven robberies-trx VO 10,000 MEALS-O-AniBX, VO
HLC osprey released-trx VO 10,000 MEALS-SOTVO
5PM OPEN-CLIP BEEF RECALL-ON CAM
TOSS TO BRYAN-trx SS, E-AniBX BEEF RECALL-PKG
ORR TAKES STAND-REM 26 TEASE ONE-2SHOT
ORR TAKES STAND-SOTVO-WIPE TZ1 A) OSPREY RELEASED-VO-WIPE
ORR TAKES STAND-SOT TZ1 B) GQ 911 CALLS-SOTTOPS
ORR TAKES STAND-REM 26 TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
TOSS TO CHRISTINA-SS, FLY-OUT MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION-REM 2 ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION-REM 2 TOSS TO BRIAN-trx 2SHOT, E-AniBX
TOSS TO LINDSEY-SS, E-AniBX SEACREST COUNTRY DAY-LIVEU 2
7 ELEVEN ROBBERIES-REM 7 SEACREST COUNTRY DAY-VO
7 ELEVEN ROBBERIES-PKG SEACREST COUNTRY DAY-LIVEU 2
7 ELEVEN ROBBERIES-REM 7 OSPREY RELEASED-trx VO in PLASMA
CAPE CUSTODIAN FIRED-trx OC OSPREY RELEASED-BNR-PKG
TOSS TO CHARLIE-SS ALL NEW AHEAD @ 5PM-CLIP
LEE SUPERINTENDENT PAY-REM 1 TZ2 A) GQ 911 CALLS-SOTTOPS
LEE SUPERINTENDENT PAY-BNR, VO-WIPE TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS
LEE SUPERINTENDENT PAY-SOT TOSS TO CHAD-1-SHOT, SS
LEE SUPERINTENDENT PAY-REM 1 GQ 911 CALLS-PKG
HARBORSIDE PLANS-VO-WIPE NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
HARBORSIDE PLANS-SOTVO A) COMMON CORE CONTROVERSY-SOTVO WIPE
FM BANKER SENTENCED-SS B) JIM STANDUP TZ-SOT


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HLA attempted abduction-trx VOTOPS


A TEENAGER FIGHTS BACK AND SAVES HERSELF FROM A WOULD-BE KIDNAPPER.

IT'S THE SECOND BUS STOP SCARE IN A WEEK -- JUST MILES APART.

NBC2 IS LIVE TRACKING NEW DETAILS ON A STORY EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO SEE. Return to index of stories...


HLB 7 eleven robberies-trx VO


ARMED AND STRIPPING --

NBC2 IS LIVE WITH NEW DETAILS ON THE HUNT FOR A ROBBER WHO HELD UP TWO CONVENIENCE STORES BEFORE SHEDDING HIS CLOTHES IN YARDS ALONG MCGREGOR BOULEVARD. Return to index of stories...


HLC osprey released-trx VO


HE'S FREE!

NBC2 IS THERE AS AN OSPREY WHOSE STORY WENT VIRAL AFTER A CRASH LANDING RETURNS TO THE WILD.

YOU'RE WATCHING NBC2 NEWS AT 5. Return to index of stories...


5PM OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO BRYAN-trx SS, E-AniBX


A COLLIER COUNTY MAN ACCUSED OF STABBING A MAN 75 TIMES AND KILLING HIM -- TOOK THE STAND TODAY IN HIS OWN DEFENSE.

JOHN ORR'S TESTIMONY LASTED ALMOST TWO HOURS.

AT TIMES -- HE LOOKED NERVOUS AND STUTTERED.

NBC 2'S BRYAN ANDERSON WAS IN THE COURTROOM AND JOINS US NOW LIVE. Return to index of stories...


ORR TAKES STAND-REM 26


HE DID AND ORR SEEMED TO THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT EACH OF HIS ANSWERS.

ONE OF WHICH STOOD OUT IN PARTICULAR. Return to index of stories...


ORR TAKES STAND-SOTVO-WIPE


20:50:06

"When you are swinging your knife, you're obviously making contact with something right?

I didn't know."

INVESTIGATORS SAY VICTIM JON JOSEPH SUFFERED DOZENS OF STAB WOUNDS.

BUT ORR TODAY TESTIFIED IT WAS TOO DARK FOR HIM TO SEE IF HIS KNIFE WAS ACTUALLY HITTING JOSEPH.

YET JUST PRIOR TO THE FIGHT, HE TOLD JURORS HE DID SEE A BICYCLE COMING TOWARD HIM FAR DOWN THE STREET.

HE CREDITS A STREET LIGHT.

ORR SAYS AFTER HE BROKE FREE, HE WENT STRAIGHT HOME.

THERE HE ADMITTED TO WASHING OFF HIS HANDS AND THE KNIFE WHEN HE NOTICED ALL THE BLOOD.

YEARS AFTER THAT NIGHT IN OCTOBER 2011, ORR MAINTAINS HE WAS FIGHTING TO SAVE HIS LIFE. Return to index of stories...


ORR TAKES STAND-SOT


20:21:43

"I was thinking I was in bad trouble. I was terrified. I was scared to death."

20:21:50

"DEFENSE: What were you afraid would happen?"

"Well he had threatened to kill me and at that point I believed him." Return to index of stories...


ORR TAKES STAND-REM 26


ORR TOLD THE JURY HE FELT QUOTE "TERRIBLE" WHEN HE FOUND OUT JOSEPH DIED.

THE STATE IS EXPECTED TO CALL UP A REBUTTAL WITNESS TOMORROW.

CLOSING ARGUMENTS AND JURY DELIBERATION COULD GET UNDERWAY AFTER THAT.

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


TOSS TO CHRISTINA-SS, FLY-OUT


A 14-YEAR OLD GIRL SAYS HER INSTINCTS SAVED HER FROM A KIDNAPPER AT HER SCHOOL BUS STOP.

SHE SAYS THE MAN JUMPED OUT OF HIS CAR IN LEHIGH ACRES AND GRABBED HER ARM --

WHAT SHE DID NEXT, LIKELY SAVED HER.

SHE PUNCHED HIM IN THE FACE, KICKED HIM IN THE GROIN AND TOOK OFF RUNNING.

NBC 2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY JUST FINISHED TALKING WITH THE GIRL AND HER MOM --

CHRISTINA, THIS IS THE SECOND TIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAS HAPPENED IN THAT AREA IN A WEEK. Return to index of stories...


ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION-REM 2


THE YOUNG GIRL DID NOT GO TO SCHOOL TODAY.

WHILE SHE WAS ABLE TO FIGHT OFF HER ATTACKER--

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ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION-PKG


TRT: 1:20

Beverly Smith

Victim

:17-:27

Victoria Heckman

Victim's Mother

:34-:41

Tabitha Hardy

Parent Lives Nearby

1:07-1:15

Beverly Smith

Victim

47:47 its just scary

AT 14--

BEVERLY SMITH CANT SHAKE THE VISIONS--

THE EARLY MORNING MOMENTS ON MONDAY AT HER BUS STOP.

SHE SAYS A MAN GRABBED HER AND TRIED TO PULL HER IN HIS CAR.

BUT BEVERLY WASN'T GOING WITHOUT A FIGHT.

Beverly Smith

Victim

45:47 in the side of his face here --he bent down and holding face and then i kicked him 45:57

and then i ran 45:59

THEN SHE RAN--

THE HALF A MILE HOME.

ON INSTINCT HER MOM CALLED --

SHE WANTED TO SEE IF HER DAUGHTER MADE IT ON THE BUS.

Victoria Heckman

Victim's Mother

52:31 when i heard her cry like right there my stomach hit my toes 52:35 the first thing i did was shoot out the door 52:37

THE TWO MET IN THE STREET.

Victoria Heckman

Victim's Mother

55:35 i haven't had a wink of sleep thinking she could of been gone and my only baby 55:41

BEVERLY DIDN'T GET MUCH SLEEP EITHER.

SHES HAVING NIGHTMARES ABOUT THE MAN--

A SUSPECT SHE DESCRIBES AS --

A WHITE MAN IN HIS 20S

WITH MEDIUM LENGTH BLACK HAIR.

HE HAS A FOREARM TATTOO IN THE SHAPE OF A CIRCLE WITH A DESIGN IN IT.

HE DRIVES A WHITE SATURN.

PARENTS AT THE BUS STOP --PANICKED.

Parent Lives Nearby

37:49 it really scares us our children sit out here every morning and to know these people are out here doing this hopefully he gets found 37:59

BELEVERY'S MOM HOPES SO TOO.

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ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION-REM 2


BEVERLY'S MOM WANTS PARENTS TO REMEMBER TO TEACH THEIR CHILDREN TO MAKE NOISE IF SOMEONE TRIES TO GRAB YOU.

DEPUTIES ARE SEARCHING FOR THE MAN.

THE COMMUNITY IS KEEPING ITS EYES OPEN.

ONE PARENT TELLING US --THEY AREN'T LETTING THEIR KIDS RIDE THE BUS.

LIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES, CHRISTINA LUSBY, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LINDSEY-SS, E-AniBX


DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR THE GUNMAN WHO ROBBED TWO 7-ELEVENS IN LEE COUNTY THIS MORNING.

THE MASKED MAN HIT THE STORE OFF HANCOCK BRIDGE PARKWAY IN CAPE CORAL.

THEN, A FEW HOURS LATER --

ROBBED THE 7-11 ON ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD -- AT CYPRESS LAKE BOULEVARD.

NBC 2'S LINDSEY FRY IS THERE LIVE.

LINDSEY. HE DIDN'T WEAR THE MASK THERE CORRECT? Return to index of stories...


7 ELEVEN ROBBERIES-REM 7


THIS IS THE SECOND STORE THAT WAS ROBBED THIS MORNING.

AUTHORITIES TELL ME HE'S ABOUT 5-FOOT-5 AND WEIGHS ABOUT 120 POUNDS.

IN BOTH CASES -- THE MAN WALKED IN WITH A GUN AND DEMANDED MONEY. Return to index of stories...


7 ELEVEN ROBBERIES-PKG


Benacio:09-14

Yvette Reyes:40-45

Robin 1:01-05

TRT 1:08

TAKE A GOOD LOOK --

THIS IS THE GUY DEPUTIES SAY WALKED INTO TWO 7-11'S IN LEE COUNTY --

WITH A GUN AND DEMANDED CASH.

Sot-benacio Romero

Cops--- they were everywhere. Two cops were in front here. Another one

on the back. They were everywhere.

BUT THE THIEF FORGOT ONE THING.

Sot benacio Romero

Without a mask? That's crazy!

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE SUSPECT WALKED INTO A STORE ON BEAU DRIVE IN NORTH FORT MYESR AROUND ONE THIS MORNING --

THEN A COUPLE HOURS LATER THE BOLD THIEF WALKED INTO THE STORE ON MCGREGOR NEAR CYPRESS LAKE DRIVE --

RESIDENTS WHO LIVE ON MCGREGOR BLVD SAY THEY SAW THE GUY THROWING OFF CLOTHING AS HE RAN AWAY.

NOW -- THEY ARE CONCERNED FOR THEIR SAFETY.

Robin ferrone neighbor

Really scary especially because I have a 5 year old so it's just crazy.

Sot Susan bordiuk

I hope they catch him. Return to index of stories...


7 ELEVEN ROBBERIES-REM 7


IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION -- YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS, LINDSEY FRY, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CUSTODIAN FIRED-trx OC


NEW RIGHT NOW --

A CAPE CORAL HIGH SCHOOL CUSTODIAN ACCUSED OF VIOLENT THREATS WAS FIRED TODAY.

CO-WORKERS SAY YOLANDA VILLACIS THREATENED TO STAB ANOTHER CUSTODIAN BACK IN FEBRUARY AND TOLD SEVERAL PEOPLE SHE'D SET OFF A BOMB IF SHE WAS FIRED.

THEN, SHE FORMED A GUN WITH HER HAND AND POINTED IT AT AN ADMINISTRATOR'S HEAD. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHARLIE-SS


DEVELOPING AT FIVE O'CLOCK-

LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ARE TALKING ABOUT A NEW CONTRACT FOR SUPERINTENDENT NANCY GRAHAM.

DR GRAHAM IS ASKING FOR A 15 PERCENT RAISE AND A THREE YEAR CONTRACT -

BRINGING HER SALARY TO 195-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

MOST BOARD MEMBERS WANT A SHORTER CONTRACT AND LESS PAY.

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LEE SUPERINTENDENT PAY-REM 1


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LEE SUPERINTENDENT PAY-BNR, VO-WIPE


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LEE SUPERINTENDENT PAY-SOT


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LEE SUPERINTENDENT PAY-REM 1


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HARBORSIDE PLANS-VO-WIPE


FORT MYERS IS CLOSE TO A DEAL ON A NEW DOWNTOWN RIVERFRONT HOTEL --

A DEVELOPER WANTS TO BUILD A 225 ROOM SHERATON ON EDWARDS DRIVE -- CONNECTING TO THE HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER.

CITY LEADERS WANT LEE COUNTY TO SPLIT AN 8-MILLION DOLLAR UPGRADE TO THE CONVENTION HALL.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WERE HESITANT --

BUT TODAY -- AGREED TO COMMIT 400-THOUSAND A YEAR FOR TEN YEARS. Return to index of stories...


HARBORSIDE PLANS-SOTVO


Randy Henderson/Fort Myers mayor

"We got precisely what we needed today to instill the confidence we need in this transaction to move forward."

Larry Kiker/Lee County Commissioner

"400 a year continues to be a great deal of money and as you heard today we still have the budget to deal with."

FORT MYERS HOPES TO CEMENT A DEAL WITH THE DEVELOPER BY MID-JUNE.

IF THAT HAPPENS AND ALL GOES AS PLANNED --

THE HOTEL WOULD BE FINISHED BY 2016. Return to index of stories...


FM BANKER SENTENCED-SS


A FORMER BANK MANAGER IN FORT MYERS ADMITTED HE FILED FAKE TAX RETURNS -- STEALING NEARLY 1-POINT-5 MILLION DOLLARS FROM TAXPAYERS.

A JUDGE SENTENCED 32 YEAR ODL EMMANUEL MARTY TO 2 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON.

MARTY CASHED MORE THAN 1.4 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF REFUND CHECKS FROM TAX RETURNS HE FILED USING STOLEN PERSONAL INFORMATION.

HE ALSO HAS TO PAY BACK THE MONEY. Return to index of stories...


VEHICLE FIRE CLOSES ROAD-trx VOTOPS


A CAR ON FIRE SHUT DOWN A FORT MYERS INTERSECTION THIS AFTERNOON.

THIS WAS THE SCENE AT WINKLER AND EVANS AVENUES.

TWO CARS CRASHED AND ONE BURST INTO FLAMES, BUT THE DRIVER GOT OUT SAFELY. Return to index of stories...


BEACH RENOURISHMENT-VO


TWO LEE COUNTY BEACHES ARE ABOUT TO GET A MAJOR MAKEOVER.

BONITA BEACH AND LOVER'S KEY WILL BE RENOURISHED OVER THE NEXT FIVE MONTHS.

COMMISSIONERS PICKED A CONTRACTOR TODAY.

THE NEARLY 5-MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT WILL BE PAID FOR BY STATE GRANTS AND LOCAL TAX MONEY. Return to index of stories...


10,000 MEALS-O-AniBX, VO


HUNDREDS CAME TOGETHER TODAY IN FORT MYERS TO HELP FIGHT WORLD HUNGER.

STUDENTS FROM ROYAL PALM ACADEMY AND MEMBERS OF SAINT JOHN THE 23RD PARISH PACKAGED 10-THOUSAND MEALS TO SEND TO AFRICA.

AN 8TH GRADE STUDENT SPEAR-HEADED THE EFFORT -- RAISING 25-HUNDRED DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


10,000 MEALS-SOTVO


Isabella Rodriguez/Royal Palm Academy

"Having knowing people care about others is awesome feeling. Not only seeing what it's doing but knowing the impact it will have for people is an awesome feeling."

THE FOOD WILL BE SHIPPED OUT IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE IN JULY. Return to index of stories...


BEEF RECALL-ON CAM


IF YOU'RE GETTING READY TO GO OUT TO DINNER, OR MAKE DINNER RIGHT NOW, STOP AND WATCH THIS STORY.

A MICHIGAN COMPANY IS RECALLING NEARLY 2-MILLION POUNDS OF GROUND BEEF NATIONWIDE -- AFTER CASES OF E-COLI WERE LINKED TO THE MEAT.

NBC'S ERIKA EDWARDS HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


BEEF RECALL-PKG


THE WOLVERINE PACKING COMPANY IN DETROIT IS RECALLING 1.8 MILLION POUNDS OF GROUND BEEF POTENTIALLY TAINTED WITH E-COLI BACTERIA.

"This strain of E. coli is one of the most hazardous."

ELEVEN PEOPLE IN FOUR STATES BECAME ILL WITH THE SEVERE STOMACH ILLNESS AFTER EATING GROUND BEEF IN RESTAURANTS.

"It's infrequent that we have a major outbreak from E. coli these days but when it happens, it's very serious, and it can land quite a number of its victims in the hospital."

THIS TIME -- MORE THAN HALF TO BE HOSPITALIZED.

"$12.06"

THE MEAT WAS NOT SOLD IN GROCERY STORES OR USED IN THE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM. IT WOULD NOW BE EXPIRED, BUT THE CONCERN IS THAT SOME RESTAURANTS MAY HAVE FROZEN THE BEEF FOR LATER USE.

IN A STATEMENT, THE COMPANY SAID NONE OF ITS PRODUCTS TESTED POSITIVE FOR E-COLI. BUT THAT IT WAS STEPPING UP EFFORTS TO MAKE SURE ITS "SAFETY STANDARDS EXCEED CUSTOMERS' EXPECTATIONS."

GROUND BEEF IS ON THE MENU FOR MANY THIS MEMORIAL DAY.

EVEN THOUGH THE RECALLED BEEF WAS -NOT- SOLD IN STORES. FOOD SAFETY EXPERTS REMIND CONSUMERS TO COOK BEEF TO AN INTERNAL TEMPERATURE OF 160 DEGREES TO KILL BACTERIA. THE COLOR OF THE MEAT ISN'T ALWAYS RELIABLE.

"Sometimes ground beef can even turn brown before it gets to 160 degrees, so the safest way to be sure is a meat thermometer."

ANY MEAT -- RAW OR COOKED -- SHOULD NOT BE LEFT OUT FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR OR TWO -- ESPECIALLY DURING HOT SUMMER COOKOUTS.

ERIKA EDWARDS, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


SHE CRASH LANDED ON A BOAT AT PORT SANIBEL MARINA AND GOT TANGLED UP IN WIRE.

REMEMBER THIS PICTURE?

NOW -- ONE MONTH LATER -- THIS OSPREY IS FLYING ONCE AGAIN.

WE'LL SHOW YOU NEXT AT FIVE.

PLUS --

11:52:41 / I'm Chad Oliver inside the Lee County 911 center. Does the area code

of your cell phone matter when calling 911. Cheryl in Bonita, we got

your Good Question and the answer." 11:52:52 Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) OSPREY RELEASED-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) GQ 911 CALLS-SOTTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

It's been another sun-filled, breezy afternoon across Southwest Florida with temperatures topping out around 90 degrees.

Even with all the heat around today, it's been completely dry across the region, and that'll continue through this evening and tonight.

Expect a mainly clear sky overnight as temps cool down to the mid 60s by early Wednesday morning.

We're on track to see another sunny Wednesday with plenty of heat, but rain chances will remain out of our forecast since the atmosphere is so dry and stable.

One subtle change we'll notice Wednesday is the breeze backing off a bit, so winds won't be as gusty and blustery compared to the last several days.

Temperatures will be very warm yet seasonable for the remainder of the week with afternoon highs around 90 degrees; morning lows will drop into the mid to upper 60s through Friday.

As we had into the holiday weekend, expect increasing warmth and humidity across Southwest Florida along with plenty of sunshine.

Rain chances will stay in the "slight" category through Memorial Day, but plan on the potential for some isolated downpours during the heat of the day. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRIAN-trx 2SHOT, E-AniBX


THE SEACREST COUNTRY DAY STRINGRAYS HOPE TO MAKE HISTORY TONIGHT -- BY TAKING HOME THE 2-A STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.

IT WOULD BE THE FIRST BASEBALL TITLE FOR THE NAPLES PRIVATE SCHOOL.

NBC 2 SPORTS DIRECTOR BRIAN COLLERAN JOINS US LIVE FROM JET BLUE PARK -- WHERE THE GAME IS UNDERWAY.

BRIAN? Return to index of stories...


SEACREST COUNTRY DAY-LIVEU 2


ROLL CUE TO VO: very first inning! Return to index of stories...


SEACREST COUNTRY DAY-VO


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SEACREST COUNTRY DAY-LIVEU 2


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OSPREY RELEASED-trx VO in PLASMA


SOARING THE SKY WHERE SHE BELONGS.

TONIGHT -- A YOUNG OSPREY BACK IN THE WILD.

YOU MAY REMEMBER -- THE BIRD WAS INJURED -- AFTER SHE CRASH-LANDED ON A BOAT.

WE SENT OUR NICK CILETTI TO SANIBEL TODAY FOR A MONUMENTAL MOMENT IN THE BIRD'S RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


OSPREY RELEASED-BNR-PKG


NATS.

IT'S MOVE OUT DAY HERE AT THE CENTER FOR REHABILITATION OF WILDLIFE ON SANIBEL.

NATS.

KAT MCDONOUGH'S A PRO.

AS A REHABILITATOR AT CROW - SHE'S FACILITATED PLENTY OF OTHER DEPARTURES.

BUT THIS ONE IS EXTRA SPECIAL.

AFTER KAT AND HER PARTNER COVER THE BIRD - THEY PUT HER IN THIS CAGE.THEN IT'S OFF ON A RIDE ACROSS THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY.

NATS.

AFTER CROSSING OVER - KAT MAKES IT HERE TO THE PORT SANIBEL MARINA.

all right. All right were coming

THE 6-MONTH OLD OSPREY ISN'T ABLE TO CONTAIN HER EXCITEMENT.

she is ready to go. She has not stopped making noise throughout the entire trip

CAPTAIN GLENN SMITH WITH ADVENTURES IN PARADISE KNOWS EXACTLY WHY SHE'S READY TO BREAK OUT OF THIS CAGE.

we were close to leaving for the day and had that happened, who knows what would have happened to her

THIS PHOTO OF THE BIRD WENT VIRAL IN APRIL AFTER IT CRASHED ONTO THIS BOAT.

CAPTAIN SMITH WAS THERE RIGHT AFTER IT HAPPENED.

SEEING HER THRIVE A MONTH LATER ALMOST MAKES HIM FEEL LIKE A PROUD DAD.

it's like your kid now. You want to see it grow old and take off and become something

NATS.

that's it. She's back where she belongs

KAT SAYS SHE ISN'T EXACTLY SURE WHERE THE OSPREY WILL END UP - BUT KNOWS SHE'LL ALWAYS HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE TO CALL HOME IN HER HEART.

i'm just excited for her to be free again and she's going to really enjoy the freedom

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ALL NEW AHEAD @ 5PM-CLIP


ALL NEW AHEAD @ 5P CLIP

:11:51:52-

"Let's say you call 911 from a cell phone that isn't a 239 area code.

Does the call go back to the state where the phone is registered or to

the nearest 911 center?" Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) GQ 911 CALLS-SOTTOPS


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TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS


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TOSS TO CHAD-1-SHOT, SS


TONIGHT'S GOOD QUESTION IS ABOUT PHONE CALLS WE MAKE WHEN EVERY SECOND COUNTS.

CHERYL IN BONITA SPRINGS WROTE US TO ASK -- "DOES THE *AREA CODE* OF MY CELL PHONE MATTER WHEN CALLING 911?"

NBC 2'S CHAD OLIVER WENT TO A 9-1-1 DISPATCH CENTER TO FIND OUT. Return to index of stories...


GQ 911 CALLS-PKG


CHERYL SAYS SHE LIVES FULLTIME IN BONITA BUT KEPT HER CELL PHONE NUMBER FROM OHIO.

IT'S A 6-1-4 AREA CODE.

SHE WANTS TO KNOW WHETHER HER CALL TO 9-1-1 WILL GO BACK TO COLUMBUS OR TO THE NEAREST CALL CENTER.

IT'S A GOOD QUESTION BECAUSE MANY PEOPLE LIKE, CHERYL, DON'T HAVE LANDLINES ANYMORE.

EDDIE HADDAD AND HIS FAMILY ARE VACATIONING IN LEE COUNTY.

I love it. It's an awesome place.

HIS PHONE HAS A CALIFORNIA AREA CODE. IF THEY HAD AN EMERGENCY WHILE AT LAKES PARK AND NEEDED 9-1-1, WHO WOULD HEAR HIS CALL FOR HELP?

I would say it would go back to my area code.

Chad: you think it would go back to California.

yes.

"Lee County 911 what is your emergency?"

FOR THE ANSWER, I GO TO THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR LEE COUNTY'S 9-1-1 NETWORK.

Your cell phone is smart. It knows where you are.

MATT RECHKEMMER SAYS YOUR PHONE'S AREA CODE DOES *NOT* MATTER. 9-1-1 CALLS ARE ROUTED BASED ON *WHERE* YOU'RE MAKING THE CALL.

The cell tower determines your location and the cell tower determines ​ where the call is being routed to.

CELL PHONES ARE ​CONSTANTLY PING ​ING​ YOUR WIRELESS PROVIDER'S NEAREST TOWER.

It doesn't have to think about it because it's already predetermined

your location.

YOUR 9-1-1 CALL IS THEN ROUTED TO THE NEAREST DISPATCH CENTER.

THESE DAYS, FEWER CALLS COME IN THROUGH LANDLINES.

RECHKEMMER SAYS THIS PAST 'SEASON' 80-PERCENT OF ALL 9-1-1 CALLS CAME FROM CELL PHONES.

Oh! I didn't know that.

SO IF THE HADDAD FAMILY NEEDS 9-1-1 WHILE ON VACATION, THEY'RE GLAD TO KNOW HELP ISN'T FAR AWAY.

Every second counts so the closer you get help, the sooner you get

help the better.

9-1-1 DISPATCHERS WANTED ME TO PASS ALONG THIS MESSAGE.

THEY CAN'T TRANSFER CALLS TO ANOTHER STATE.

SOMEONE DOWN HERE WITH A NEW YORK AREA CODE, FOR EXAMPLE, WILL CALL 9-1-1 TO GET HELP FOR A FAMILY MEMBER BACK IN NEW YORK.

DISPATCHERS MAY HELP YOU FIND THE RIGHT NUMBER, BUT THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO TRANSFER THE CALL. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


A FLORIDA LAWMAKER IS TAKING THE FIGHT AGAINST "COMMON CORE" TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.

THE JACKSONVILLE REPUBLICAN SAYS THE GROUP IMPLEMENTING THE EDUCATION STANDARDS WANTS TO MAKE YOUR KIDS GAY.

they are promoting as hard as they can, any youth that is interested in the lgbt agenda

NEXT AT 5:30.REACTION FROM AROUND THE STATE AND WHETHER THIS LAWMAKER HAS ANY REAL EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE INFLAMMATORY STATEMENT.

PLUS:

18:18 Lee County is ranked as one of the most dangerous and deadly for walkers and bikers trying to cross the road. I'm NBC2's Jim Spiewak, I'll explain why, straight ahead. 18:28 Return to index of stories...


A) COMMON CORE CONTROVERSY-SOTVO WIPE


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