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DIRECTOR PAGE TZ2 A) I75 AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT-VO WIPE
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP TZ2 B) SAWFISH SHARK CAUGHT-VOTOPS
ALLIGATOR ALLEY FIRE UPDATE-FDOT VO ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO ROBERT-ONCAM FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
FIRST WX FIRE WEATHER-ANIBOX STC BREAKING NEWS-CLIP
TOSS TO CHAD-trx ZM MAP OC ALLIGATOR ALLEY FIRE UPDATE-SAT LIVE OR VO
FL MAN WANTED FOR 3 KILLINGS-TC MON VO WIPE TOSS TO DAVE-EAniBx
FL MAN WANTED FOR 3 KILLINGS-SOTVO TC MON EASTER CRASH FOLO-NEWSROOM
OBAMA ON AFGHANISTAN-ONCAM EASTER CRASH FOLO-PKG
OBAMA ON AFGHANISTAN-PKG EASTER CRASH FOLO-NEWSROOM
OBAMA ON AFGHANISTAN-ONCAM HONDA ACCORD MOST STOLEN-VO
CARETAKER ARRESTED-trx OC SS E CIGARETTE CANDY NAMES-VO
EAST NAPLES TIRE FIRE-VO WIPE NEW HURRICANE DRONES-ONCAM
EAST NAPLES TIRE FIRE-SOTVO DAD SAVES SON FROM DOG MAULINGS-VO WIPE
TODDLER KILLED IN JUPITER-SS DAD SAVES SON FROM DOG MAULINGS-SOTVO
CLEARWATER SHOOTINGS-VO SAWFISH SHARK CAUGHT-VO WIPE
SOX BROADCASTER'S SON GUILTY-VO SAWFISH SHARK CAUGHT-SOTVO
AK FIRE FLAMES ON TAPE-trxVOTOPS TEASE THREE-2SHOT
CA FIRE GROWING-VOTOPS TZ3 A) I75 AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT-VO WIPE
BUSH 43 HAD KNEE SURGERY-VO AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
TEASE ONE-2SHOT A)-TBA
TZ1 A) CA SHOOTING MEMORIAL-VO WIPE I75 AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT-OC SS OC
TZ1 B) DAVE STANDUP TZ-SOT I75 AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT-PKG
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC I75 AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT-ONCAM
CA SHOOTING MEMORIAL-ON CAM HLA wildfires along 75-trxNATVO
CA SHOOTING MEMORIAL-PKG HLB woolbright arrested-trxVO
CA SHOOTING MEMORIAL-TAG HLC school bus cameras-trxVO
TEASE TWO-ON CAM  


DIRECTOR PAGE


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BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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ALLIGATOR ALLEY FIRE UPDATE-FDOT VO


WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW BREAKING NEWS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

A 200 ACRE BRUSH FIRE NEAR MILE MARKER 96 ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY FORCED TROOPERS TO CLOSE THE INTERSTATE.

THIS IS THE VIEW FROM THE F-DOT CAMERA IN THE AREA, A FEW MILES EAST OF THE TOLL PLAZA.

THE FIRE JUMPED I-75 TODAY.

RIGHT NOW THERE IS NO CONTAINMENT.

NO STRUCTURES ARE THREATENED, BUT AGAIN THIS IS MAJOR TRAFFIC ISSUE.

A 20 MILES STRETCH OF THE ALLEY CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

SO IF YOU NEED TO GET TO THE EAST COAST.YOUR BEST BET IS U.S. 41 OR STATE ROAD 80.

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


TOSS TO ROBERT-ONCAM


LIGHTNING SPARKED THIS FIRE AND SENIOR CHIEF METEOROLOGIST ROBERT VAN WINKLE IS TRACKING MORE STORMS RIGHT NOW.

ROBERT-- Return to index of stories...


FIRST WX FIRE WEATHER-ANIBOX STC


WEATHER

SCATTERED RAIN THIS EVENING

Scattered downpours and isolated thunderstorms are expected along the I-75 corridor this evening as overnight temperatures retreat into the low 70s. Any showers or storms that do develop this evening along the seabreeze are expected to push westward over the Gulf after midnight, yielding dry conditions into early Wednesday morning.

Another day of isolated downpours and spotty thunderstorms is on tap for Wednesday during the late afternoon and evening timeframe as temperatures top out near a hot and humid 91 degrees. Coastal communities will be a few degrees cooler topping out in the upper 80s.

With a touch more moisture to work with later in the work week, seeing areas of rain and thunder more scattered in nature is likely on Thursday and Friday. Temperatures in the afternoon will max out in the upper 80s and low 90s.

A sneak peek at the weekend shows an isolated rain shower or thunderstorm chance both Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures are expected to hit 92 on Saturday afternoon. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHAD-trx ZM MAP OC


WE'RE TRACKING A DEVELOPING STORY THAT STRETCHES FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA TO TENNESSEE.

AUTHORITIES IN KNOXVILLE ARRESTED A FORMER SOLDIER FOR A TRIPLE MURDER IN LAKELAND.

NBC2 ANCHOR CHAD OLIVER JOINS US IN THE STUDIO WITH NEW DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


FL MAN WANTED FOR 3 KILLINGS-TC MON VO WIPE


INVESTIGATORS SAY DAVID EUGENE SMITH DROVE FROM POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO TENNESSEE, AFTER THE MURDERS.

HE MADE IT EASY FOR POLICE IN KNOXVILLE TO FIND HIM.

HE CALLED *THEM, AROUND NOON TODAY.

SMITH SAID HE WAS AT A DAYS INN AND WANTED TO DIE.

YOU CAN SEE THE SWAT TEAM MOVING IN TO THROUGH THE HOTEL'S HALLWAYS.

THEY THREW TEAR GAS INTO THE ROOM AND FOUND HIM INSIDE WITH A GUNSHOT WOUND. LIKELY SELF-INFLICTED.

NO WORD ON HIS CONDITION.

THE POLK COUNTY SHERIFF DESCRIBES WHY HE WAS SO CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF AUTHORITIES AND THE PUBLIC. Return to index of stories...


FL MAN WANTED FOR 3 KILLINGS-SOTVO TC MON


"Because he is very dangerous. He is very violent. He's already

murdered three people. He seems to have a proclivity to murder

again."

SMITH SERVED IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN.

HE HAS A HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS AND POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.

SMITH WILL FACE CHARGES FOR KILLING HIS 31-YEAR OLD SISTER AND HIS SISTER'S PARTNER.

THE THIRD VICTIM WAS JUST VISITING THE HOME.

A 14-YEAR OLD GIRL WALKED IN ON THE HORRENDOUS SCENE IN LAKELAND.

THAT'S WHERE SMITH WILL BE RETURNED IF HE SURVIVES.

CHAD OLIVER NBC-2 NEWS. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA ON AFGHANISTAN-ONCAM


ALL AMERICAN COMBAT TROOPS ARE MOVING OUT OF AFGHANISTAN OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS.

TODAY PRESIDENT OBAMA SPOKE TO THE NATION TO DETAIL THE EXIT PLAN. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA ON AFGHANISTAN-PKG


"This year, we will bring america's longest war to a responsible end"

STANDING IN THE ROSE GARDEN, PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCED SPECIFIC STEPS HE'S TAKING TO WIND DOWN THE U-S ROLE IN AFGHANISTAN.

"Starting next year, afghans will be fully responsible for securing their country."

THUS FAR, THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN HESITANT TO LIST SPECIFIC NUMBERS WHEN IT COMES TO OUR FUTURE FORCE SIZE IN AFGHANISTAN.

PART OF THE REASON: BOTH SIDES HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO AGREE TO A BILATERAL SECURITY AGREEMENT.

IT APPEARS THAT'S NO LONGER THE CASE

"Our objectives are clear. Disrupting threats posed by al qaeda, supporting afghan security forces, and giving the afghan people the opportunity to succeed as they stand on their own."

RIGHT NOW THERE ARE 32-THOUSAND US TROOPS SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

THE PRESIDENT CALLED FOR A REDUCTION TO 9,800 BY THE END OF THIS YEAR.

AT THE END OF 2015.ROUGHLY HALF THAT.

THEN.BY THE END OF 20-16 --- A COMPLETE PULLOUT, EXCEPT FOR SOME SECURITY AND EMBASSY PERSONNEL.

"The bottom line is, it's time to turn the page on more than a decade in which so much of our foreign policy was focused on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq." Return to index of stories...


OBAMA ON AFGHANISTAN-ONCAM


THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES ON THE HEELS OF THE PRESIDENT'S SURPRISE TRIP TO VISIT TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, WHERE HE PROMISED TO END ALL COMBAT OPERATIONS BY THE END OF 20-14. Return to index of stories...


CARETAKER ARRESTED-trx OC SS


A CAREGIVER IN COLLIER COUNTY IS ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM A MAN SHE WAS ENTRUSTED TO HELP.

DEPUTIES SAYS 49 YEAR OLD DEANNA SUE CREAMER TOOK 17 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN STERLING SILVER FROM AN 82 YEAR OLD MAN WITH DEMENTIA.

THE MAN'S FAMILY HAD FIRED CREAMER BACK, IN FEBRUARY WHEN THEY SUSPECTED SOMETHING WAS WRONG. Return to index of stories...


EAST NAPLES TIRE FIRE-VO WIPE


AN EAST NAPLES AUTO SHOP IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS-- AFTER A MASSIVE FIRE LAST NIGHT.

DOZENS OF TIRES CAUGHT FIRE AT NEW YORK ONE AUTO REPAIR ON TAMIAMI TRAIL LAST NIGHT. THE FLAMES SPREAD TO the BACK OF THE BUILDING.

THE OWNER ESTIMATES IT CAUSED ABOUT 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF DAMAGE Return to index of stories...


EAST NAPLES TIRE FIRE-SOTVO


14:32-14:38

It could have been a lot worse. We are just fortunate to have something to work with and we will be up and running shortly.

THE SHOP'S OWNER-- RUSSEL PATTERSON -- BELIEVES A GROUP OF HOMELESS PEOPLE PURPOSELY SET THE TIRES ON FIRE.

RIGHT NOW-- THE FIRE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


TODDLER KILLED IN JUPITER-SS


A WOMAN IS ACCUSED OF KILLING HER EX-GIRLFRIEND'S TODDLER ON FLORIDA'S EAST COAST.

JUPITER POLICE SAY TWO-YEAR-OLD ELLIANA LUCAS-JAMASON WAS FOUND IN A BATHTUB OVER THE WEEKEND.

AUTHORITIES SAY THEY PLAN TO CHARGE KIMBERLY LUCAS WITH HOMICIDE AND ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE OF THE VICTIM'S 10-YEAR-OLD BROTHER.

HE'S IN GOOD CONDITION.

POLICE SAY THE BOY DID EVERYTHING HE COULD TO SAVE HIS LITTLE SISTER'S LIFE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE SUSPECT USED TO BE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CHILDREN'S MOTHER. Return to index of stories...


CLEARWATER SHOOTINGS-VO


AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE WERE SHOT IN CLEARWATER BEACH LAST NIGHT.

WITNESSES SAY THE SHOOTINGS STARTED ON A STREET AND IN THE HYATT HOTEL PARKING LOT AFTER A HEATED ARGUMENT.

POLICE ARRESTED FOUR PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


SOX BROADCASTER'S SON GUILTY-VO


THE SON OF A BASEBALL BROADCASTER PLEADED GUILTY TO MURDERING HIS GIRLFRIEND.

35 YEAR OLD JARED REMY WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE.

PROSECUTORS SAY HE STABBED 27 YEAR OLD JENNIFER MARTEL TO DEATH AT THE COUPLE'S WALTHAM APARTMENT IN AUGUST.

REMY IS THE SON OF JERRY REMY, A POPULAR RED SOX ANNOUNCER. Return to index of stories...


AK FIRE FLAMES ON TAPE-trxVOTOPS


PRETTY INCREDIBLE VIDEO OF A NEW WILDFIRE IN ALASKA.

A LOCAL GUIDE RECORDED THIS VIDEO OF THE SO-CALLED "FUNNY RIVER FIRE."

BURNING MORE THAN 100 THOUSAND ACRES.

PEOPLE IN RURAL AND TRIBAL AREAS NEAR THE FIRE ARE UNDER EVACUATION ORDERS. Return to index of stories...


CA FIRE GROWING-VOTOPS


A GROWING FIRE IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA IS THREATENING ABOUT 100 HOMES.

PEOPLE IN THOSE HOMES ARE UNDER EVACUATION ORDERS.

THERE ARE NOW ABOUT 500 FIREFIGHTERS WORKING ON THIS FIRE. Return to index of stories...


BUSH 43 HAD KNEE SURGERY-VO


FORMER PRESIDENT, GEORGE W BUSH, IS RECOVERING AFTER KNEE SURGERY.

DOCTORS PERFORMED A PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT IN CHICAGO OVER THE WEEKEND.

THE FORMER PRESIDENT STAYED AT A HOTEL FOR TWO NIGHTS, AND HIS DOCTORS VISITED HIM THERE.

HE RETURNED TO DALLAS YESTERDAY.

A SPOKESPERSON SAYS HE'S DOING "GREAT". Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


WE HAVE NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THAT FIRE SHUTTING DOWN ALLIGATOR ALLEY.

IT IS NOW 60 PERCENT CONTAINED, ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE.

THIS IS A MAJOR IMPROVEMENT FROM EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON.

IT HAD BEEN ZERO PERCENT CONTAINED.

AND WE ARE LEARNING MORE TONIGHT ABOUT THE MOMENTS LEADING UP TO THE SHOOTING OUTSIDE A COLLEGE CAMPUS IN CALIFORNIA.

WE LEARNED DESPITE THE ACCUSED KILLER'S TROUBLED MENTAL STATE, HE WAS ABLE TO BUY FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION/

PLUS:

"More than a month of a driver plows through the front of this church on Easter Sunday.She now faces charges find out what those charges will be coming up." Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) CA SHOOTING MEMORIAL-VO WIPE


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TZ1 B) DAVE STANDUP TZ-SOT


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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CA SHOOTING MEMORIAL-ON CAM


TONIGHT AT A CALIFORNIA COLLEGE, PARENTS, FRIENDS AND FELLOW CLASSMATES ARE MOURNING THE DEATHS OF SIX STUDENTS.

THEY WERE KILLED IN A RAMPAGE FRIDAY NIGHT.

THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA, IS PREPARING FOR A MEMORIAL SERVICE TO REMEMBER THE VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


CA SHOOTING MEMORIAL-PKG


STUDENTS FROM UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA CAMPUSES FROM LOS ANGELES TO SANTA CRUZ AND BEYOND -- GRIEVE IN SOLIDARITY.

"It didn't never really hit me until coming here and listening to people talk and hearing the names of the victims."

THREE MEN STABBED, TWO WOMEN AND A FOURTH MAN SHOT - ALL TARGETS OF A 22-YEAR OLD SOCIAL OUTCAST'S MURDEROUS RAGE, WHO CALLED THIS, HIS DAY OF RETRIBUTION.

HE DIDN'T KNOW HALF OF THE VICTIMS HE'S BLAMED FOR KILLING FRIDAY NIGHT - AND DESPITE HIS TROUBLED MENTAL STATE, HE WAS ABLE TO LEGALLY PURCHASE FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION…AND KEEP THEM HIDDEN FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT WHO VISITED HIM ON A WELFARE CHECK LESS THAN A MONTH AGO.

"Kids keep dying, the guns keep showing up everywhere."

VERONIKA WEISS' FATHER FOUND OUT HIS DAUGHTER DIDN'T SURVIVE BY TRACKING HER iPHONE TO ONE OF THE SHOOTING SCENES WHEN THEY HADN'T HEARD FROM HER A FEW HOURS AFTER THE SHOOTING - HE KNEW IF SHE WERE ALIVE, SHE WOULD HAVE CALLED.

SIX KILLED BEFORE INVESTIGATORS SAY THEIR KILLER TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF - AND SO MANY LEFT BEHIND, HURTING, WHO WERE THERE - BUT HELPLESS.

…THE MEMORY OF THAT HORRIFYING NIGHT REPLAYING OVER AND OVER, BUT NO WAY TO CHANGE ANY OF IT - NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES. Return to index of stories...


CA SHOOTING MEMORIAL-TAG


EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE NO CLASSES TODAY, FACULTY AND STAFF ARE ON CAMPUS TO MEET WITH STUDENTS WHO WANT TO TALK.

SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY GRIEF COUNSELORS ARE THERE TOO, FOR AS LONG AS THEY'RE NEEDED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ON CAM


NBC2 IS GETTING AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT A BIG ROAD PROJECT.

THE AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT WILL MAKE IT A LOT EASIER FOR PEOPLE TO GET TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL.

WE FOUND OUT WHAT DRIVERS CAN EXPECT NEXT.

PLUS: A FLORIDA FISHERMAN EXPLAINS WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO CATCH A RARE, 10 FOOT, FIVE HUNDRED POUND SHARK.

AND ROBERT IS TRACKING STORMS.

SEE HIS UPDATED FORECAST NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) I75 AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT-VO WIPE


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TZ2 B) SAWFISH SHARK CAUGHT-VOTOPS


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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.

SCATTERED RAIN THIS EVENING

Scattered downpours and isolated thunderstorms are expected along the I-75 corridor this evening as overnight temperatures retreat into the low 70s. Any showers or storms that do develop this evening along the seabreeze are expected to push westward over the Gulf after midnight, yielding dry conditions into early Wednesday morning.

Another day of isolated downpours and spotty thunderstorms is on tap for Wednesday during the late afternoon and evening timeframe as temperatures top out near a hot and humid 91 degrees. Coastal communities will be a few degrees cooler topping out in the upper 80s.

With a touch more moisture to work with later in the work week, seeing areas of rain and thunder more scattered in nature is likely on Thursday and Friday. Temperatures in the afternoon will max out in the upper 80s and low 90s.

A sneak peek at the weekend shows an isolated rain shower or thunderstorm chance both Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures are expected to hit 92 on Saturday afternoon. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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ALLIGATOR ALLEY FIRE UPDATE-SAT LIVE OR VO


BREAKING NEWS.IT LOOKS LIKE TRAFFIC JUST RE-OPENED ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THIS IS A LIVE LOOK FROM AN F-DOT CAMERA, A FEW MILES EAST OF THE TOLL PLAZA.

IN THE LAST 15 MINUTES THE FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE TOLD US THE FIRE IS NOW 60 PERCENT CONTAINED.

IT WAS SPARKED BY LIGHTNING--

SO WERE A COUPLE OF OTHER SMALL FIRES IN THE AREA.

COUNT ON US TO UPDATE THIS STORY THROUGHOUT THE EVENING. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO DAVE-EAniBx


THE FORT MYERS WOMAN WHO PLOWED THROUGH THE FRONT OF A CHURCH DURING AN EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE WILL FACE CHARGES AFTERALL. DOZENS OF PEOPLE WERE INJURED.

THE DRIVER TOLD POLICE HER BRAKES FAILED BUT AS NBC-2's DAVE ELIAS IS LEARNING THAT WASN'T THE CASE.

DAVE IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM TO EXPLAIN WHAT INVESTIGATORS THINK HAPPENED. DAVE? Return to index of stories...


EASTER CRASH FOLO-NEWSROOM


MARIE MASSON IS CHARGED WITH CARELESS DRIVING AFTER SHE DROVE THROUGH THE FRONT OF THE SECOND HAITAN CHURCH INJURING 18 PEOPLE.

POLICE SAY WHILE IT WAS AN ACCIDENT THEY HAVE NOT CHOICE BUT TO CHARGE HER BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE WERE HURT. Return to index of stories...


EASTER CRASH FOLO-PKG


:30 While we was in church a car just came in and crashed into the church. :32

CREATING CHAOS AT THE SECOND HAITAIN BAPTIST CHURCH ON CENTRAL AVENUE.

THIS WOMAN, MARIE MASSON TOLD POLICE THE BRAKES ON HER LEXUS FAILED.

:07 My grandma was underneath the car.

HER GRANDMOTHER AMONG THE 19 PEOPLE WHO WERE INJURED AND TRANSPORTED TO AREA HOSPITALS.

victor Medico/FM Police / 03:30 We don't believe that she intended to drive through that building and injure people. 03:32

NOR DO POLICE BELIEVE HER BRAKES FAILED.

victor / 04:58 The system was working properly and there was no indication that would have caused a failure. 05:03

SO WHAT HAPPENED?

victor / 04:43 There's a whole slew of things that could have happened. Operator error? We don't know. We do know the excuse she gave that night that the brakes failed is not viable. 04:55

05:49 More than a month after the incident you can see the front of the church is still boarded up. The pews and debris from inside now contained in this dumpster. Police say it took nearly a month to charge the driver because they had to locate her. They also point out that because there were injuries the driver must face a judge. 06:11

victor / 04:16 It would have been a standard civil citation that she could have paid and went to traffic school but because of the serious bodily injury she has to see a judge. 04:24

WE TRIED TRACKING DOWN MASSON FOR COMMENT BUT SHE WASN'T HOME WHEN WE SHOWED UP. Return to index of stories...


EASTER CRASH FOLO-NEWSROOM


MASONS COURT DATE HASN'T BEEN SET YET.

SHE WILL HAVE TO SCHEDULE IT WITH THE COURTS.

POLICE ALSO TELL ME THEY USED ONE OF THEIR OWN CERTIFIED INSPECTORS TO CHECK THE BRAKES AND SAVE TAX PAYERS MONEY

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, DAVE ELIAS NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


HONDA ACCORD MOST STOLEN-VO


CAR THIEVES HAVE A TASTE FOR HONDAS AND TOYOTAS.

LO-JACK SAYS FOR THE FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR, THE HONDA ACCORD IS THE MOST STOLEN CAR.

THE HONDA CIVIC IS SECOND.

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E CIGARETTE CANDY NAMES-VO


SEVERAL BIG NAME COMPANY ARE GOING AFTER E CIGARRETTE COMPANYS.

THE GIRL SCOUTS, GENERAL MILLS AND TOOTSIE ROLL INDUSTRIES ARE THREATENING LEGAL ACTION AGAINST THE MAKERS OF FLAVORED NICOTINE.

THE COMPANIES ARE USING THEIR BRAND NAMES LIKE 'THIN MINT', 'CINNAMON TOAST CRUNCH', 'TOOTSIE ROLL' AND OTHER FLAVORS THAT APPEAL TO CHILDREN.

LAST MONTH, THE F-D-A PROPOSED *REGULATING E-CIGARETTES, BUT DIDN'T BAN FRUIT OR CANDY FLAVORS, WHICH ARE NOT ALLOWED IN REGULAR CIGARETTES. Return to index of stories...


NEW HURRICANE DRONES-ONCAM


NEW THIS HURRICANE SEASON: SCIENTISTS PLAN TO SEND DRONES INTO THE STORMS.

RESEARCHERS PLAN TO TEST FIVE OR SIX UNMANNED AIRCRAFT.

THEY WILL SEND BACK DATA THAT COULD HELP FORECASTERS UNDERSTAND WHAT MAKES SOME STORMS FIZZLE WHILE OTHERS STRENGTHEN. Return to index of stories...


DAD SAVES SON FROM DOG MAULINGS-VO WIPE


A TODDLER IN GEORGIA IS RECOVERING AFTER TWO DOGS ATTACKED HIM OVER THE WEEKEND.

HIS DAD SAYS THE DOGS FOUND A DEAD ANIMAL IN THE WOODS, THEN RAN OVER TO THEIR YARD. AND ATTACKED.

HE RUSHED IN TO HELP HIS SON. Return to index of stories...


DAD SAVES SON FROM DOG MAULINGS-SOTVO


To see your son up under two dogs it's just. it's scary.

HE MANAGED TO RESCUED HIS SON FROM THE DOGS BUT THEY GOT AWAY.

THE BOY HAD TO UNDERGO A TWO-HOUR SURGERY TO SEW UP ALL OF HIS WOUNDS. Return to index of stories...


SAWFISH SHARK CAUGHT-VO WIPE


PICTURES OF A CATCH OFF FLORIDA'S EAST COAST ARE ALL OVER THE INTERNET.

EARLY SUNDAY MORNING, DUSTIN RICHTER AND FOUR OF HIS FRIENDS WERE FISHING IN THE BOYNTON BEACH INLET.

RICHTER HOOKED A 10 FOOT LONG, 500 POUND SAWFISH.

IT TOOK HIM MORE THAN AN HOUR TO REEL IT IN.

SAWFISH ARE SHARK-LIKE FISH WITH A LONG, THIN SNOUT COVERED IN RAZOR-SHARP TEETH.

THE SNOUT LOOKS LIKE A SAW.

THEY ARE ENDANGERED. Return to index of stories...


SAWFISH SHARK CAUGHT-SOTVO


S/ Dustin Richter / Fisherman:54-1:01

"He was just so powerful, just so strong of a fish, its like he wasn't even hooked, he kept swimming out it was like he wasn't even on our line."

THE FISHERMEN CUT THE LINE AND LET THE SAWFISH SWIM AWAY.

THEY DID GET TO KEEP A TOOTH THAT CAME OFF AS THEY WERE REELING IT IN, THOUGH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


TODAY NBC2 FOUND OUT THE AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT PROJECT ON I-75 IS GOING TO COST A *LOT LESS THAN EXPECTED.

WE ASKED WHY, AND WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON WHEN IT SHOULD BE DONE, NEXT AT 5:30. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) I75 AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT-VO WIPE


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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A)-TBA


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I75 AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT-OC SS OC


TONIGHT, NBC2 IS GIVING YOU A FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT PROJECT.

IT WILL TAKE DRIVERS FROM I-75 TO R-S-W.

NBC-2 HOLLIE HOJEK SHOWS HOW THE PROJECT IS PROGRESSING. Return to index of stories...


I75 AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT-PKG


Nat Pops

Plane flying over heard

Traffic

Construction Work

FOR PATTY JOHNSTON- GETTING AROUND THE CONSTRUCTION WORK AT THE

AIRPORT IS A LITTLE CONFUSING.

Patty Johnston, Fort Myers

:50:14 where do I turn in at? I don't see where I'm going to turn

UNTIL NOW- THE I-75 AIRPORT

DIRECT CONNECT PROJECT HASN'T SERIOUSLY IMPACTED TRAFFIC.

Jennifer Dorning, Project Public Information Officer

:31:01 alot of the work initially was off the roadway

:02

butt sot

:31:11 now were having to do the things that are in traffic.

THE PROJECTS PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER JENNIFER DORNING GAVE NBC-2 AN

EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE PROJECT- FROM HIGH ABOVE THE INTERSTATE.

THE PROJECT IS MORE THAN HALF COMPLETE.

Dorning

:28:46 We were just able to pour the bridge deck- now thats done.

NOW THE FOCUS SHIFTS TO THE AIRPORT

CREWS ARE PUTTING UP THE RETENTION WALL, GETTING PILINGS IN THE

GROUND AND COMPLETING THE ROAD TO THE AIRPORT.

Dorning

:36:07 They'll have about an inch and a half asphalt on top of it to

tie the bridge into the roadway.

"03

Hollie Hojek

:43:32 Right now it's a pile of dirt, but I'm actually standing on the

road that we'll take you over Ben Hill Griffin and Treeline- and touch

you down on Terminal Access Road and take you to the airport.

:08

Jennifer Dorning

:31:19 the next thing we're going to be doing is shifting the traffic

for the Alico Exit Southbound.

IN THE NEXT MONTH OR TWO-DRIVERS WILL START TO NOTICE SOME LANE

CLOSURES AND DETOURS AS CREWS GET CLOSER TO THE AIRPORT.

Patty Johnston, Fort Myers

:50:11 i don't particularly like it but they need to do it.

:01

THE GOOD NEWS-ONCE THIS PROJECT IS DONE- DORNING SAYS IT WILL

PAVE THE WAY FOR A STRONGER ECONOMY HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

Dorning

:32:46 Connecting I-75 to Southwest Florida International Airport

positions us globally for the movement of freight and goods, and

that;s really important in today's economy.

:10

THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY SPRING OF 20-15.

IN FORT MYERS HH NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


I75 AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT-ONCAM


TODAY NBC-2 UNCOVERED THE PROJECT COST HALF OF IT'S ORIGINAL PRICE.

NOW 54 MILLION DOLLARS, INSTEAD OF MORE THAN 100 MILLION. Return to index of stories...


HLA wildfires along 75-trxNATVO


THERE ARE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE BREAKING NEWS WE ARE FOLLOWING ALONG ALLIGATOR ALLEY.

I-75 IS OPEN RIGHT NOW, BUT THAT COULD CHANGE. AS FIREFIGHTER BATTLE A FAST MOVING FIRE.

NBC-2 HAS TEAM COVERAGE ON THE GROUND AND IN THE AIR AS CREWS FIGHT TO GET TWO BRUSH FIRES UNDER CONTROL. Return to index of stories...


HLB woolbright arrested-trxVO


A LEE COUNTY PROBATION OFFICER WHO ONCE TESTIFIED FOR THE STATE, STANDED BEFORE A JUDGE IN CHAINS.

NBC-2 IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE MAN ACCUSED OF BURSTING INTO A HOME, PISTOL-WHIPPING A PREGNANT WOMAN AND SHOOTING A MAN. Return to index of stories...


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NEW CAMERAS ON LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BUSES CAPUTURE STARTLING IMAGES, CAR AFTER CAR, IGNORING THE SAFETY SIGNAL AND PASSING SCHOOL BUSES.

THESE DRIVERS ARE PUTTING KIDS LIVES AT RISK, BUT TONIGHT WE UNCOVER NONE OF THEM WILL BE PUNISHED. Return to index of stories...