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ANCHOR SUPERS MEET THE PRESS-trxVO
DIRECTORS PAGE HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-VOWIPE
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-SOTVO
SATURDAY STORMS & GOODMORNING-SOTTOPSVO, 2 SHOT JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-trxOTS, SOTVO
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL HURRICANE TAX HOLIDAY-VIDBOX RVL
CAPE 7 ELEVEN STABBING-trxOTS, VO CHARCO SOCCER CLOSURES-CG(2)
HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-ON CAM MESAC DEMAS-trxVO
HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-PKG SANIBEL COYOTES-EANIBOX, OC
HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-ONCAM BNR SANIBEL COYOTES-trxPKG
JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-trxOTS, SOTVO SANIBEL COYOTES-TAG
HURRICANE TAX HOLIDAY-VIDBOX RVL NATIONAL POLICE WEEK-VO
FERTILIZER ORDINANCE-VO TOPS NAPLES BOTANICAL CLOSING-VIDBOX
LAURIE COLLIER FIRST APPEARANCE-trxSS,VO FAMILY REUNIFICATION-CGTOPS
NAPLES ID THEFT-SS BROADWAY PALM -CGTOPS
MARCO ISLAND PD CHIEF RESIGNS-trxSSTOPS KITTEN KINDERGARTEN-CGTOPS
BISHOP VEROT NEW PRINCIPAL-OTS FORECAST WHAT'S TRENDING-WX AINBOX
LEE COUNTY BRUSH FIRE-trxVO BREAK FOUR AT 6:39:30
SANIBEL COYOTES-trxVOTOPS-WIPE WEATHER PICS-VOTOPS
SANIBEL COYOTES-SOTVO 6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
TRIATHLON CHALLENGE-CG CROSS TALK-3SHOT
PET ADOPTION DAY-VO-WIPE 6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
PET ADOPTION DAY-SOTVO FL BEAR IN HAMMOCK-ON CAM
SUNDAY DOG PARTY-CGTOPS FL BEAR IN HAMMOCK-PKG
FORECAST TODAY'S DAYPLANNER-WX ANIBOX JACOB SPELLING BEE TALKS-trxSOTTOPSVOWIPE
BREAK ONE AT 6:09:30 JACOB SPELLING BEE TALKS-SOTVO
6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP PINK HELP-VOWIPE
CROSS TALK-3SHOT PINK HELP-SOTVO, BNR
6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL HEALTHY KIDS-VO-WIPE
SPORTS WRAP-PKG HEALTHY KIDS-SOTVO
BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30 SUMMER ART CAMP SIGN UP -ONCAM CG
6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP SUMMER CAMP CONSERVANCY-CG TOPS
6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL SUMMER CAMP BIG ARTS -CG TOPS
CAPE FSA UPDATE-OTS, VO SMART PARTY -CG TOPS
CAPE CORAL SIGN ORDINANCE-VOTOPS FAMILY FUN DAY-CGTOPS
COLLIER OIL FIGHT-VO TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT
JACOB WILLIAMSON SIT DOWN-VO IN PLASMA BREAK FIVE AT 6:49:45
JACOB WILLIAMSON SIT DOWN-PKG 6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
JACOB WILLIAMSON SIT DOWN-TAG 6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT READING RAINBOW-ONCAM
BREAK THREE AT 6:27:15 READING RAINBOW-trxPKG
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
GOOD MORNING-2SHOT TS OVERNIGHT CAPE STABBING-VOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL TS 1ST DAY OF HURRICANE SEASON-VOTOPS-WIPE
CAPE 7 ELEVEN STABBING-trxOTS,VO TS HURRICANE SUPPLIES-VOTOPS
MA DEADLY PLANE CRASH-trxOTS FINAL FORECAST-WX GFX
US SOLIDIER RELEASED-ON CAM 7 AM PREVIEW-2SHOT
US SOLIDIER RELEASED-trxPKG  


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DIRECTORS PAGE


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NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


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SATURDAY STORMS & GOODMORNING-SOTTOPSVO, 2 SHOT


Stephen/Walker

39:52-59

You got lakes rivers all the way down the right side of the street you got water all the way down

40:03-08

You've got a reservoir over here. EVERYTIME we come down we get heavy rain you see this here

IT WAS A DAY OF STORMS AND HEAVY RAIN SATURDAY --

IN LEE COUNTY -- WE SAW INCHES IN JUST A MATTER OF MINUTES.

CARS HAVING A TOUGH TIME GETTING THROUGH ROADS.

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

AND I'M CLIFTON FRENCH.

THANKS FOR JOINING US ON NBC2 NEWS TODAY.

METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING IS TRACKING ANOTHER ROUND OF WET WEATHER TODAY.

LET'S GET RIGHT TO HIM, JASON? Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


After a busy afternoon yesterday with numerous downpours and storms, we're set to see a similar scenario today as moisture remains plentiful across Southwest Florida.

Like Saturday, we'll start the day with dry weather along with a good deal of sunshine. Temperatures will warm quickly through the morning with readings in the middle 80s by noon and peaking close to 90 degrees before the afternoon storms roll in.

The rain may even start developing a little faster today, so plan on the possibility for rain as early as 1-4 p.m. Today's storms probably won't be quite as intense as what we saw Saturday, but there's still the potential for some strong storms with flooding rains and gusty winds being the main threats.

Areas closer to the coast will see the highest rain chances today, particularly close to Highway 41 and out toward the beaches.

The rain will push offshore by this evening, leaving us with some lingering clouds and a warm, muggy overnight.

The upcoming week should be interesting. There's some tropical moisture to our south, which could surge into South Florida throughout the week, keeping us in a fairly cloudy and wet weather pattern. The best chance of rain will be during the afternoon, but we also can't rule out rain in the morning.

Expect temperatures to be slightly cooler with the extra cloud cover around with daytime highs in the mid to upper 80s and overnight lows in the mid 70s.

The tropics look quiet on this first day of Hurricane Season, but we'll want to watch the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico closely throughout the week as some of our forecast models hint at an increase in tropical moisture later in the week.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


CAPE 7 ELEVEN STABBING-trxOTS, VO


NBC2 IS ON TOP OF BREAKING NEWS OUT OF LEE COUNTY THIS MORNING.

CAPE CORAL POLICE TELL US THERE WAS A STABBING AT A 7-ELEVEN.

THIS IS BRAND NEW VIDEO OF THE SCENE ON SANTA BARBARA BOULEVARD.

POLICE TELL US TWO PEOPLE WERE STABBED --

THEY WERE TAKEN TO LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL --

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

POLICE TELL US THEY WILL BE SENDING OUT AN UPDATE SHORTLY --

COUNT ON US TO BRING UP UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE MORNING. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-ON CAM


TODAY MARKS THE START OF HURRICANE SEASON.

AND NBC-2 IS BRINGING YOU A LOOK AT THE NEW STORM SURGE MAPS. FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE SENT NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS TO THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IN MIAMI FOR A SNEAK PEEK AT THE TOOLS METEOROLOGISTS ARE USING TO PREDICT THE UPCOMING STORMS.

SUNDAY MARKS THE START OF THE HURRICANE SEASON.

TODAY -- WE GOT OUR FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW STORM SURGE MAPS FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THIS IS LEE COUNTY.

ALL OF THE AREA IN PINK AND RED, THIS EXTENDES FROM THE BARRIER ISLANDS, UP THE CALOOSAHATCHEE, AND INLAND TO 41. COULD BE UNDERWATER IF A CATERGORY ONE HURRICANE HIT.

IN COLLIER COUNTY -- LOOK AT THE PINK AND RED ALONG THE COAST.

A CATEGORY ONE STORM WOULD FLOOD MOST OF THE COMMUNITIES WEST OF US 41.

WE SENT NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS TO THE NATIONAL HURRICAN CENTER IN MIAMI TO LOOK AT THE NEW TOOLS METEOROGLISTS ARE USING TO PREDICT STORMS. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-PKG


02:20:42 "it's one of the toughest places to forecast storm surge and

it's one of the most vulnerable places in the US" Jamie Rhome, Storm

Surge Specialist, NHC

The center invited all media to proudly announce new tools at for

improved forecasts.

Including new storm surge flood maps

02:12:09 "it will show how far inland from the immediate beach the

storm surge flooding could go, and in Southwest Florida that could go

not just blocks but miles inland" Dr. Rick Knabb, NHC Director

NHC director Dr. Rick Knabb says there will also be extended forecast models.

Five days instead of 48 hours.

Knabb says this year- the NHC really aims to focus on the perils

associated with storms not just the wind.

02:11:15 "about half of the loss of life in the past few decades had

been due to storm surge, another water fatalities has been due to

freshwater inland flooding like Debbie" Knabb

Despite this year's outlook calling for a below average season-

Experts say it's not indicative that Southwest Florida is in the all clear.

02:13:12 "There is a very big difference between how busy the

hurricane season might be and how bad it might be where you live"

Knabb

Which is why at the end of the day- the National Hurricane Center's

message is simple, prepare and plan, and really stick to it.

02:21:35 "you're going to listen to this interview and probably you're

not going to do anything after hearing it, and that's what we're

trying to convince people to stop" Rhome

Again, some of the key things the experts at the hurricane center want

to sink in:

Having a evacuation plan if you are

Knowing if you're in an evacuation area

And start prepping now instead of waiting till the last minute

Reporting from the NHC GS NBC2 Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-ONCAM BNR


WE'VE PUT A LINK TO THE STORM SURGE MAPS ON OUR WEBSITE. NBC DASH-TWO COM --

SO THAT YOU CAN LOOK UP YOUR HOME.

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


JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-trxOTS, SOTVO


LOOKING AHEAD TO TUESDAY --

OUR LATE COLLEAGUE JIM REIF WILL BE HONORED.

THE LEE COUNTY COMMISSION WILL PROCLAIM AUGUST 13TH AS JIM REIF DAY.

THAT DAY IS THE 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE CHARLEY.

"You need to take protective measures now to protect your life and the life of your loved ones."

JIM WAS THE HURRICANE EXPERT AND DIRECTOR OF METEOROLOGY HERE AT NBC-2.

HE PASSED AWAY IN APRIL AFTER A BICYCLE ACCIDENT.

Tuesday the Lee County Commission will proclaim August 13, 2014 Jim Reif Day for all of his service in helping protect Southwest Florida from hurricanes. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE TAX HOLIDAY-VIDBOX RVL


NOW IS A THE TIME TO STOCK UP ON YOUR HURRICANE SUPPLIES.

MANY OF THEM ARE TAX FREE, NOW THROUGH NEXT SUNDAY.

YOU CAN SAVE ON ANYTHING FROM GENERATORS TO FLASHLIGHTS.

GOVERNOR SCOTT EXPECTS SHOPPERS TO SAVE 20 MILLION DOLLARS DURING THE TAX FREE HOLIDAY.

YOU CAN FIND THE FULL LIST OF ELIGIBLE ITEMS ON OUR WEBSITE UNDER NEWSLINKS AT N-B-C DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


FERTILIZER ORDINANCE-VO TOPS


THE START OF HURRICANE SEASON, MEANS FERTILIZER RULES APPLY TOO.

STARTING TODAY, YOU CANNOT USE CHEMICALS SUCH LIKE NITROGEN AND PHOSPHATE BECAUSE THEY COULD POLLUTE OUR WATERWAYS DURING RAINY SEASON. Return to index of stories...


LAURIE COLLIER FIRST APPEARANCE-trxSS,VO


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE WOMAN ACCUSED OF DRIVING THE WRONG WAY DOWN I-75.

THIS MORNING -- LAURIE COLLIER IS STILL IN JAIL.

SHE STEPPED IN FRONT OF A JUDGE SATURDAY MORNING.

COLLIER IS CHARGED WITH D-U-I, WRECKLESS DRIVING AND RESISTING ARREST.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY FOUND HER DRIVING NORTH IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANE OF I-75 FOR CLOSE TO 15 MILES FRIDAY.

DEPUTIES EVENTUALLY RAN HER OFF THE ROAD.

SHE IS BEING HELD ON MORE THAN TEN-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES ID THEFT-SS


NBC2 UNCOVERING A NAPLES MAN IS STILL IN JAIL THIS MORNING AFTER INVESTIGATORS SAY HE USED MORE THAN 20 STOLEN CREDIT CARD NUMBERS AT A WALMART.

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES TELL US THEY NOTICED OMAR BARREDA MAKING ODD PURCHASES AT A NAPLES WAL-MART.

THEY LATER FOUND OUT -- HE REPLACED MAGNETIC STRIPS ON THE BACK OF GIFT CARDS.

THOSE MAGNETIC STRIPS CAME FROM STOLEN CREDIT CARDS. Return to index of stories...


MARCO ISLAND PD CHIEF RESIGNS-trxSSTOPS


TODAY'S THE LAST DAY FOR MARCO ISLAND POLICE CHIEF -- DON HUNTER.

HE SUBMITTED HIS RESIGNATION LETTER LAST MONTH.

HUNTER JOINED THE MARCO POLICE DEPARTMENT IN 2011.

HUNTER IS LEAVING LAW ENFORCEMENT TO PURSUE A PRIVATE ASSET PROTECTION COMPANY FOR THE GREATER NAPLES AREA.

NO WORD YET ON HIS REPLACEMENT. Return to index of stories...


BISHOP VEROT NEW PRINCIPAL-OTS


LOOKING AHEAD TO TOMORROW.

WE'RE UNCOVERING, A NEW PRINCIPAL WILL BE STARTING AT BISHOP VEROT HIGH SCHOOL IN FORT MYERS.

DR DENNY DENISON WILL START LEADING THE SCHOOL MONDAY.

HE HAS 21 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR, INCLUDING NINE YEARS AT BISHOP VEROT.

DR DENISON IS A LONG-TIME RESIDENT OF LEE COUNTY.

HE'S BEEN MARRIED FOR 24 YEARS WITH TWO CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY BRUSH FIRE-trxVO


THIS MORNING, WE'RE WORKING TO GET THE LATEST UPDATE ABOUT A FIRE IN LEE COUNTY.

LIGHTNING STARTED THIS FIRE IN THE MIDDLE OF SAN CARLOS PARK SATURDAY.

THIS IS RIGHT OFF OF ALICO AND AIRPORT HALL ROAD.

IT QUICKLY SPREAD 10 ACRES WIDE.

YOU CAN SEE SMOKE BILLOWING FROM THE TREE TOPS.

AT LEAST NINE AGENCIES RESPONDED TO THE SCENE.

INCLUDING THE NEAR-BY AIRPORT.

AS OF LAST NIGHT, CREWS TOLD US THE FIRE WAS 100 PERCENT CONTAINED. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL COYOTES-trxVOTOPS-WIPE


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO -- YOU'LL ONLY SEE ON NBC2.

NIGHT CAMERAS CATCH TWO COYOTES ON A GOLF COURSE.

THE SUPERINTENDENT AT SANCTUARY GOLF CLUB SET UP A WILDLIFE CAMERA AFTER HE SPOTTED FOOTPRINTS ON THE COURSE.

THE FIRST COYOTE SIGHTINGS ON THE ISLAND WERE THREE YEARS AGO.

THE CITY SAYS IT'S GOTTEN CALLS FROM HOMEOWNERS RECENTLY ABOUT COYOTES ON THEIR PROPERTY. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL COYOTES-SOTVO


Kyle Sweets, Sanctuary Golf Club

:36:08 we were surprised to see them.

Butt sot

:37:27 first of all you got to wonder how it got there!?

THE CITY IS SETTING UP ITS OWN SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS THIS SUMMER TO DOCUMENT THE COYOTES.

THE CITY SAYS ITS MAJOR CONCERNS ARE FOR FAMILY PETS AND ENDANGERED WILDLIFE. Return to index of stories...


TRIATHLON CHALLENGE-CG


THE 28TH ANNUAL FITNESS CHALLENGE TRIATHLON IS ABOUT TO BEGIN --

IT'S STARTING AT THE NAPLES BEACH HOTEL AND GOLF CLUB AT 7:30 --

AT LEAST 700 COMPETITORS AND 60 TEAMS ARE PARTICIPATING --

THE YOUNGEST COMPETITOR IS 13 YEARS OLD --

THE OLDEST -- 85

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PET ADOPTION DAY-VO-WIPE


IF YOU'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT GETTING A PET, THIS IS A GREAT WEEKEND TO ADOPT ONE.

ALL DOGS AND CATS AT THE LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES ARE FREE TODAY.

HOPEFUL PET OWNERS PACKED INTO THE SHELTER SATURDAY, WAITING IN LONG LINES FOR THE CHANCE TO ADOPT A FOUR LEGGED FRIEND.

THE SHELTER WAS CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE IN MADDY'S FREE PET ADOPTION WEEKEND.

MADDY'S FUND IS A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION, WHICH DONATES 500 DOLLARS TO THE SHELTER FOR EVERY PET ADOPTED. Return to index of stories...


PET ADOPTION DAY-SOTVO


For every regular adoption we do maddys fund will reimburse us 500 dollars. We'll get 1000 dollars if it's a pet 7 years or older and 1000 if it's a pet that needs rehabilitation.

46 CATS AND 36 DOGS WERE ADOPTED SATURDAY.

IF YOU MISSED OUT, DON'T WORRY, THE EVENT CONTINUES TODAY FROM 11:30 TO 3:30 AT LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES. Return to index of stories...


SUNDAY DOG PARTY-CGTOPS


AND YOU CAN TREAT YOUR DOG TO SOME FUN TODAY.

LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES IS HOSTING A DOG PARTY TODAY!

BRING YOUR POOCH TO THE CENTER ON BANNER DRIVE IN FORT MYERS FROM 11:30 TO 3:30 FOR GAMES, FOOD, MUSIC AND MUCH MORE!

THERE'S ALSO A MICROCHIP I-D CLINIC FROM NOON TO 2.

In addition to the free adoptions both days, on June 1st Lee County Domestic Animal Services also invites pet owners to bring their dogs to the shelter from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm for games and activities. Vendors, refreshments, music, and face painting will also take place as well as a Microchip ID Clinic from noon until 2 pm. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriff's Office off Six Mile Cypress Pkwy. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TODAY'S DAYPLANNER-WX ANIBOX


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


BREAK ONE AT 6:09:30


BREAK ONE AT 6:09:30 Return to index of stories...


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


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CROSS TALK-3SHOT


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


After a busy afternoon yesterday with numerous downpours and storms, we're set to see a similar scenario today as moisture remains plentiful across Southwest Florida.

Like Saturday, we'll start the day with dry weather along with a good deal of sunshine. Temperatures will warm quickly through the morning with readings in the middle 80s by noon and peaking close to 90 degrees before the afternoon storms roll in.

The rain may even start developing a little faster today, so plan on the possibility for rain as early as 1-4 p.m. Today's storms probably won't be quite as intense as what we saw Saturday, but there's still the potential for some strong storms with flooding rains and gusty winds being the main threats.

Areas closer to the coast will see the highest rain chances today, particularly close to Highway 41 and out toward the beaches.

The rain will push offshore by this evening, leaving us with some lingering clouds and a warm, muggy overnight.

The upcoming week should be interesting. There's some tropical moisture to our south, which could surge into South Florida throughout the week, keeping us in a fairly cloudy and wet weather pattern. The best chance of rain will be during the afternoon, but we also can't rule out rain in the morning.

Expect temperatures to be slightly cooler with the extra cloud cover around with daytime highs in the mid to upper 80s and overnight lows in the mid 70s.

The tropics look quiet on this first day of Hurricane Season, but we'll want to watch the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico closely throughout the week as some of our forecast models hint at an increase in tropical moisture later in the week.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS WRAP-PKG


THE MIAMI HEAT. LOOKING FOR A TEAM TO FACE IN THE N-B-A FINALS.

THE SPURS WITH A CHANCE TO JOIN THEM LAST NIGHT. GAME SIX AT O-K-C. KAWAI LEONARD. OPENING THINGS IN STYLE. DUNKING ON SERGE IBAKA.

THEN. IT WAS TIMMY TIME. TIM DUNCAN. DOING SOME DUNKING.

TONY PARKER MISSED THE SECOND HALF WITH AN ANKLE INJURY. BUT THE SPURS STILL PULL IT OUT, 112-107, IN OVERTIME.

THEY'LL HOST MIAMI IN GAME ONE OF THE N-B-A FINALS ON THURSDAY, JUNE 5TH.

WHEN YOU SAY THE NAME PHIL MICKELSON. YOU THINK GREEN JACKETS.

NOT ORANGE PRISON SUITS.

BUT LEFTY IS CURRENTLY UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE F-B-I AND SECURITY AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION FOR POTENTIAL INSIDER TRADING.

FOR THREE YEARS. BOTH HAVE LOOKED INTO TRADES MICKELSON MADE INVOLVING CHLOROX.

MICKELSON SAYS HE'S INNOCENT. AND COMPLETELY COOPERATING WITH THE INVESTIGATION.

MICKLESON IS WELL BACK AT THE MEMORIAL AT TWO UNDER PAR.

ADAM SCOTT. RIGHT IN THE MIX. BENDS IN THE BIRDIE AT SEVEN. THE WORLD NUMBER ONE. THREE BACK AT NINE UNDER.

YOUR LEADER. BUBBA WATSON. MAKES THE LONG BIRDIE AT TWO.

HE'S ON TOP BY ONE AT 12-UNDER.

F-S-U FACING ALABAMA IN AN ELIMINATION GAME IN THE NCAA BASEBALL TOURNAMENT.

7TH INNING. BAMA'S WADE WASS. CRUSHING THE TWO-RUN HOMER. IT'S 6-0 CRIMSON TIDE.

THE NOLES STORMED BACK WITH FIVE RUNS IN THE NINTH. BUT GAGE WEST FLIES OUT WITH A RUNNER ON THIRD TO END IT.

'BAMA WINS, 6-5.

F-S-U. ELIMINATED IN THE FIRST TWO GAMES OF NCAA REGIONALS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 30 YEARS.

SECOND-RANKED FLORIDA. ALSO IN AN ELIMINATION GAME. TAKING ON NORTH CAROLINA.

THIS WAS SCARY. U-N-C'S MICHAEL RUSSELL. HIT IN THE HEAD. BLOOD WOULD FLOW. BUT HE'D BE OKAY.

A FIVE-RUN CAROLINA THIRD INNING PROVED TO BE THE DIFFERENCE. TYLER RAMIREZ. WITH A TWO-RUN DOUBLE TO CAP IT.

GATORS GO DOWN, 5-2.

THEIR SEASON IS OVER, TOO.

MIAMI WON ON FRIDAY. SO A LOSS TO TEXAS TECH WOULDN'T END THE HURRICANES' SEASON.

NAPLES HIGH GRAD BRAD FIEGER DID HIS JOB. SINGLES IN THE FOURTH. HE HAD TWO OF MIAMI'S SIX HITS.

TECH HAD SIX HITS, TOO, BUT UNLIKE THE CANES, THEY SCORED RUNS. ERIC GUTIERREZ SINGLES ONE HOME IN THE EIGHTH.

CANES LOSE, 3-0.

THEY'LL PLAY BETHUNE-COOKMAN IN AN ELIMINATION GAME AT TWO P-M ON SUNDAY.

IF YOU WANT HISTORY. RED SOX/YANKEES IS WHERE IT'S AT.

BUT IF YOU WANT BAD BLOOD THIS YEAR. HOW 'BOUT THE RAYS AND RED SOX?

FRIDAY WAS THEIR SECOND-STRAIGHT MATCHUP WHERE THE BENCHES CLEARED.

THREE PLAYERS WERE THROWN AT.

FOUR RED SOX WERE EJECTED.

AND BIG PAPI CAPPED THE NIGHT BY COMPARING DAVID PRICE TO A LITTLE GIRL.

SO WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TONIGHT WHEN THEY FACED OFF AGAIN?

NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY. LOTS OF RED SOX RUNS, THOUGH. THIRD INNING. BROCK HOLT LAUNCHING HIS FIRST CAREER HOMER. A TWO-RUN SHOT FOR THE EARLY LEAD.

JACKIE BRADLEY, JUNIOR HIT A TWO-RUN SHOT, TOO.

KEVIN KIERMAIER HAD AN INSIDE THE PARK HOMER FOR THE RAYS IN THE EIGHTH. BUT BOSTON WINS ITS SIXTH STRAIGHT, 7-1.

TWINS AND YANKEES IN THE BIG APPLE.

MINNESOTA STRIKES FIRST IN THE FIRST. JOSH WILLINGHAM RBI SINGLE. 1-0 TWINS.

WE WERE TIED AT ONE GOING TO THE EIGHTH. BRIAN MCCANN TAKES CARE OF THAT. R-B-I DOUBLE. JACOBY ELLSBURY SCORES THE WINNING RUN.

YANKS TAKE IT, 3-1.

IN THE MINORS. THE MIRACLE AND TAMPA WERE RAINED OUT.

THEY'LL PLAY A PAIR OF SEVEN INNINGS GAMES AT HAMMOND STADIUM SUNDAY STARTING AT THREE-OHH-FIVE.

THE STONE CRABS BEAT BREVARD COUNTY, 3-2, WITH A WALKOFF HIT.

NAPLES HIGH GRADS JACKIE TRAINA, RYAN IAMURRI, AND THE ALABAMA SOFTBALL TEAM ARE BACK IN ACTION SUNDAY.

A WIN WOULD PUT THEM IN THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES'S CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND.

THAT'S YOUR MORNING SPORTS REPORT. WE'LL HAVE MORE SPORTS FOR YOU AT SIX AND ELEVEN O'CLOCK TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30


BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30 Return to index of stories...


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


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


After a busy afternoon yesterday with numerous downpours and storms, we're set to see a similar scenario today as moisture remains plentiful across Southwest Florida.

Like Saturday, we'll start the day with dry weather along with a good deal of sunshine. Temperatures will warm quickly through the morning with readings in the middle 80s by noon and peaking close to 90 degrees before the afternoon storms roll in.

The rain may even start developing a little faster today, so plan on the possibility for rain as early as 1-4 p.m. Today's storms probably won't be quite as intense as what we saw Saturday, but there's still the potential for some strong storms with flooding rains and gusty winds being the main threats.

Areas closer to the coast will see the highest rain chances today, particularly close to Highway 41 and out toward the beaches.

The rain will push offshore by this evening, leaving us with some lingering clouds and a warm, muggy overnight.

The upcoming week should be interesting. There's some tropical moisture to our south, which could surge into South Florida throughout the week, keeping us in a fairly cloudy and wet weather pattern. The best chance of rain will be during the afternoon, but we also can't rule out rain in the morning.

Expect temperatures to be slightly cooler with the extra cloud cover around with daytime highs in the mid to upper 80s and overnight lows in the mid 70s.

The tropics look quiet on this first day of Hurricane Season, but we'll want to watch the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico closely throughout the week as some of our forecast models hint at an increase in tropical moisture later in the week.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


CAPE FSA UPDATE-OTS, VO


TAKING A LOOK AHEAD, ON MONDAY, WHEN CAPE CORAL LEADERS WILL DISCUSS THE FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT FEE.

COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL VOTE ON A JOINT AGREEMENT WITH THE LEE COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER THAT WILL HELP CALCULATE HOW MUCH EACH PROPERTY OWNER PAYS.

THE ISSUE HAS BEEN LITIGATED RECENTLY IN COURT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL SIGN ORDINANCE-VOTOPS


ALSO ON MONDAY, CAPE LEADERS WILL TALK ABOUT HOW BUSINESSES CAN USE SIGNS TO ADVERTISE.

A CONTROVERSIAL SIGN ORDINANCE TOOK EFFECT APRIL 1ST.

SIGN WAVERS WERE BANNED, AND NOW CITY LEADERS WILL TALK ABOUT A FRAME SIGNS, THAT OFTEN SIT OUT IN FRONT OF A STORE, FEATHER BANNERS, AND WINDOW SIGNS.

WE WILL BE AT THE MEETING AND LET YOU KNOW WHAT'S DECIDED. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER OIL FIGHT-VO


THIS MORNING, WE'RE LEARNING AN ENVIRONMENTALIST WANTS THE STATE TO CLARIFY THE STATUS OF A PROPOSED DRILL SITE NEAR GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

MATTHEW SCHWARTZ IS THE FOUNDER OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WILDLANDS ASSOCIATION.

HE FILED A MOTION FOR AN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING.

THE JUDGE STILL HASN'T RULED ON IT.

BUT RECENTLY, THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ASKED THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY TO STOP ANY NEW DRILLING ACROSS FLORIDA.

THAT REQUEST CAME AFTER THE D-E-P SAYS IT CAUGHT THE COMPANY ILLEGALLY DRILLING AT ANOTHER COLLIER COUNTY SITE. Return to index of stories...


JACOB WILLIAMSON SIT DOWN-VO IN PLASMA


THE CAPE CORAL TEENAGER WHO MADE IT TO THE NATIONAL SPELLING BEE IS BACK HOME IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THIS MORNING.

WE TRACKED JACOB WILLIAMSON'S JOURNEY WHILE HE WAS COMPETING AT THE NATIONAL SPELLING BEE LAST WEEK.

THE 15 YEAR OLD DIDN'T WIN THE COMPETITION BUT HE DID WIN THE TITLE AS "THE MOST ENTHUSIASTIC CONTESTANT."

AS NBC2'S LINDSEY FRY REPORTS -- HE HAS NO REGRETS.

NBC-2 HAS BEEN KEEPING YOU UPDATED ON A CAPE CORAL TEEN'S JOURNEY TO THE NATIONAL SPELLING BEE.

15 YEAR OLD JACOB WILLIAMSON DIDN'T WIN THE COMPETITION, BUT HE DID TODAY, NBC2'S LINDSEY FRY SAT DOWN WITH HIM --

AND LINDSEY --

IS JACOB AS ENTHUSIASTIC OFF STAGE AS HE IS ON STAGE?THIS WAS THE TEEN'S FIRST AND LAST NATIONAL SPELLING BEE COMPETITION---BECAUSE OF HIS AGE HE WON'T BE ABLE TO COMPETE AGAIN--BUT HE SAYS, HE HAS NO REGRETS Return to index of stories...


JACOB WILLIAMSON SIT DOWN-PKG


Nats of competition

HIS PERSONALITY CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF MILLIONS.

Sot

I'm usually not nervous when I'm up there. I'm pretty calm, except for

when I get a word right.

Nats of competition

THAT'S 15 YEAR OLD JACOB WILLIAMSON FROM CAPE CORAL IN LAST WEEKS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE.

HE MADE HEADLINES WHEN HE MIS-SPELLED THE WORD

"KA-BAR-A-GOY-YA"

Nats of bell and reaction

BACK AT HOME, HE TELLS NBC2 THERE WAS NOTHING STAGED ABOUT THAT REACTION.

Sot-Jacob

It's just my natural exuberance coming out. None of it's put on or anything.

AND EVEN THOUGH HE STILL RELIVES THAT MOMENT ON STAGE.

Sot

Ding! What?!

HE DIDN'T COME HOME EMPTY HANDED. JACOB BROUGHT HOME A GOLD AND A SILVER MEDAL.

Sot

It was just absolutely amazing. It was all I thought it would be and much more.

WILLIAMSON SAYS SPELLING COMES EASY.

EVEN AS A YOUNG CHILD, HIS DAD SAYS HE WAS ALWAYS A GREAT SPELLER.

Sot --ADD SOT FROM DAD HERE

HE'S NOT THE TOP SPELLER IN THE COUNTRY, BUT HIS OUTGOING

PERSONALITY AND KNACK FOR SPELLING DIFFICULT WORDS, HELPED HIM MAKE A

NAME FOR HIMSELF. Return to index of stories...


JACOB WILLIAMSON SIT DOWN-TAG


LINDSEY FRY WITH THAT STORY.

JACOB SAYS HE WILL CONTINUE TO STAY INVOLVED WITH THE SPELLING BEE.

AND WOULD LIKE TO MENTOR FUTURE LEE COUNTY SPELLERS BEFORE THEY COMPETE IN THE NATIONAL SPELLING BEE.

BY THE WAY, YOU CAN MEET JACOB AT AN EVENT TODAY IN LEE COUNTY.

WE'LL HAVE DETAILS IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT


YOU ARE WATCHING NBC TWO NEWS TODAY.

STRAIGHT AHEAD, YOUR TOP STORIES AND BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT.

PLUS, JASON WILL HAVE AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


BREAK THREE AT 6:27:15


BREAK THREE AT 6:27:15 Return to index of stories...


NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

GOOD MORNING-2SHOT


GOOD MORNING AND THANKS FOR WATCHING NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M CLIFTON FRENCH.

AND I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

IT'S GOING TO BE ANOTHER DAY FILLED WITH STORMS.

NBC2'S METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING STANDING BY WITH THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


After a busy afternoon yesterday with numerous downpours and storms, we're set to see a similar scenario today as moisture remains plentiful across Southwest Florida.

Like Saturday, we'll start the day with dry weather along with a good deal of sunshine. Temperatures will warm quickly through the morning with readings in the middle 80s by noon and peaking close to 90 degrees before the afternoon storms roll in.

The rain may even start developing a little faster today, so plan on the possibility for rain as early as 1-4 p.m. Today's storms probably won't be quite as intense as what we saw Saturday, but there's still the potential for some strong storms with flooding rains and gusty winds being the main threats.

Areas closer to the coast will see the highest rain chances today, particularly close to Highway 41 and out toward the beaches.

The rain will push offshore by this evening, leaving us with some lingering clouds and a warm, muggy overnight.

The upcoming week should be interesting. There's some tropical moisture to our south, which could surge into South Florida throughout the week, keeping us in a fairly cloudy and wet weather pattern. The best chance of rain will be during the afternoon, but we also can't rule out rain in the morning.

Expect temperatures to be slightly cooler with the extra cloud cover around with daytime highs in the mid to upper 80s and overnight lows in the mid 70s.

The tropics look quiet on this first day of Hurricane Season, but we'll want to watch the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico closely throughout the week as some of our forecast models hint at an increase in tropical moisture later in the week.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


CAPE 7 ELEVEN STABBING-trxOTS,VO


NBC2 TRACKING BREAKING NEWS OUT OF LEE COUNTY THIS MORNING.

CAPE CORAL POLICE TELL US THERE WAS A STABBING AT A 7-ELEVEN.

THIS IS BRAND NEW VIDEO OF THE SCENE.

THIS IS IN THE 10-HUNDRED BLOCK OF SANTA BARBARA BOULEVARD.

POLICE TELL US TWO PEOPLE WERE STABBED --

THEY WERE TAKEN TO LEE MEMORIAL.

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

COUNT ON US TO BRING UP UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE MORNING. Return to index of stories...


MA DEADLY PLANE CRASH-trxOTS


MORE BREAKING NEWS OUT OF MASSACHUSETTS.

SEVEN PEOPLE ARE DEAD THIS MORNING AFTER A FIERY PLANE CRASH AT HANSCOM FIELD IN BEDFORD.

THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION SAYS THE PRIVATE PLANE WAS LEAVING HANSCOM FIELD AROUND 9:30 SATURDAY NIGHT.

IT WAS HEADED TO ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY.

IT CAUGHT FIRE DURING TAKE-OFF AND CRASHED.

ALL SEVEN PEOPLE ON BOARD ARE DEAD. Return to index of stories...


US SOLIDIER RELEASED-ON CAM


IT'S BEEN YEARS OF WAITING AND WORRYING --

BUT FINALLY AN AMERICAN SOLDIER WHO HAD BEEN HELD PRISONER BY THE TALIBAN HAS BEEN FREED --

DAN SCHENEMAN HAS THE STORY AS THIS SOLDIER RETURNS HOME.

THE LAST AMERICAN SOLDIER HELD CAPTIVE BY THE TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN IS ON HIS WAY HOME THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


US SOLIDIER RELEASED-trxPKG


AFTER NEARLY FIVE YEARS IN CAPTIVITY.. ARMY SERGEANT BOWE BERGDAHL IS FREE.

HANDED OVER TO U-S SPECIAL FORCES IN AFGHANISTAN SATURDAY.

"The United States of America does not ever leave our men and women in uniform behind."

HIS PARENTS JOINED PRESIDENT OBAMA IN A LATE AFTERNOON PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE ROSE GARDEN.

"To each and every single one who effected this, in this country, in the service branches, at the State Department, throughout the whole of American government, and around the world, international governments around the world, thank you so much."

SEEN HERE IN A VIDEO RELEASED BY THE TALIBAN. BERGDAHL IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN CAPTURED ON JUNE 30, 2009.

AFTER YEARS OF ON AND OFF NEGOTIATIONS. TALKS INTENSIFIED JUST A WEEK AGO. WITH A FINALIZED AGREEMENT FOR A PRISONER EXCHANGE.

FIVE TALIBAN DETAINEES AT GUANTANAMO WERE TRANSFERRED TO QATARI CUSTODY FOR BERGDAHL'S FREEDOM.

IT'S A DECISION THAT'S ALREADY DRAWING CRITICISM.

BUT FOR BERGDAHL'S FAMILY. GRATITUDE.

"I just want to say thank you to everyone who has supported Bowe. He's had a wonderful team, everywhere."

SUPPORT THAT NEVER WAVERED IN BERGDAHL'S HOME TOWN OF HAILEY, IDAHO.

"The town is absolutely ecstatic - we have Bowe back."

RIBBONS AND POSTERS AND PRAYERS ANSWERED.

ALL SIGNS OF A PROMISE NEVER TO FORGET THEIR MISSING SOLDIER.

A SOLDIER THAT IS NOW FINALLY ON HIS WAY HOME.

DAN SCHENEMAN. NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


MEET THE PRESS-trxVO


TODAY ON MEET THE PRESS --

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH U-S SECRETARY CHUCK HAGEL.

AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA OUTLINED HIS VISION OF U.S. FOREIGN POLICY LAST WEEK, HOST DAVID GREGORY WILL GET HAGEL'S PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE FUTURE OF THE MILITARY ABROAD.

PLUS, GREGORY WILL SIT DOWN WITH FORMER NEW YORK CITY MAYOR, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG.

THEY'LL TALK ABOUT THE ISLA VISTA SHOOTING -- AND WHETHER THERE'S A NEW STRATEGY IN THE PUSH FOR STRICTER GUN LAWS. IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE ISLA VISTA SHOOTING, IS THERE A NEW STRATEGY IN THE PUSH FOR STRICTER GUN LAWS? AND HOW CAN THIS EFFORT COUNTER THE VAST BUDGET AND INFLUENCE OF THE NRA? PLUS- SECURITY, SURVEILLANCE AND THE SNOWDEN DEBATE

Michael Bloomberg, Fmr. New York City Mayor Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-VOWIPE


HURRICANE SEASON KICKS INTO GEAR TODAY.

THIS MORNING, WE'RE TAKING A LOOK AT THE NEW TOOLS THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS USING TO TRACK STORMS THIS SEASON.

WE TRAVELLED TO MIAMI LAST WEEK TO SEE THE NEW STORM SURGE MAPS.

EXPERTS SAY THEY'LL HELP YOU GET A BETTER IDEA OF HOW A STORM CAN WIPE OUT A NEIHGBORHOOD -- EVEN MILES FROM SHORE.

STORM SURGE EDUCATION IS A TOP PRIORITY THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-SOTVO


02:11:15 "about half of the loss of life in the past few decades had

been due to storm surge, another water fatalities has been due to

freshwater inland flooding like Debbie" Dr. Rick Knabb, NHC Director

THE HURRICANE CENTER WILL ALSO USE EXTENDED FORECAST MODELS.

THEY'LL BE ABLE TO LET PEOPLE KNOW OF ANY STORM DANGERS FIVE DAYS AHEAD OF TIME.

EXPERTS EXPECT A BELOW AVERAGE HURRICANE SEASON --

BUT THAT MIGHT NOT APPLY TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT'S HARD TO PREDICT DAMAGE IN OUR AREA.

SO EXPERTS SAY --

PREPARE A PLAN AND STICK TO IT. Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-trxOTS, SOTVO


LOOKING AHEAD TO TUESDAY --

OUR LATE COLLEAGUE JIM REIF WILL BE HONORED.

THE LEE COUNTY COMMISSION WILL PROCLAIM AUGUST 13TH AS JIM REIF DAY.

THAT DAY IS THE 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE CHARLEY.

"You need to take protective measures now to protect your life and the life of your loved ones."

JIM WAS THE HURRICANE EXPERT AND DIRECTOR OF METEOROLOGY HERE AT NBC-2.

HE PASSED AWAY IN APRIL AFTER A BICYCLE ACCIDENT.

Tuesday the Lee County Commission will proclaim August 13, 2014 Jim Reif Day for all of his service in helping protect Southwest Florida from hurricanes. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE TAX HOLIDAY-VIDBOX RVL


ALREADY IN ACTION FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IS FLORIDA'S HURRICANE SALES TAX HOLIDAY.

IT RUNS THROUGH JUNE 8TH.

YOU CAN SAVE ON ANYTHING FROM GENERATORS TO FLASHLIGHTS.

GOVERNOR SCOTT EXPECTS SHOPPERS TO SAVE 20 MILLION DOLLARS.

YOU CAN FIND THE FULL LIST OF ELIGIBLE ITEMS ON OUR WEBSITE UNDER NEWSLINKS AT N-B-C DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO SOCCER CLOSURES-CG(2)


A HEADS UP IF YOU LIVE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY AND HAVE CHILDREN WHO PLAY SOCCER --

STARTING TODAY, SOCCER FIELDS NUMBER THREE AND FOUR AT SOUTH COUNTY REGIONAL PARK WILL BE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS THROUGH AUGUST 4TH.

ALSO FROM JUNE 9TH THROUGH AUGUST 11TH SOCCER FIELD NUMBER THREE AT NORTH CHARLOTTE REGIONAL PARK WILL BE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS. Return to index of stories...


MESAC DEMAS-trxVO


LOOKING AHEAD TO A COURT HEARING MONDAY FOR THE MAN ACCUSED OF COLLIER COUNTY'S WORST MASS MURDER.

MESAC DAMAS IS BACK IN THE COLLIER COUNTY JAIL THIS MORNING, READY TO SEE THE JUDGE IN THE MORNING.

HE'S ACCUSED OF SLAUGHTERING HIS WIFE AND FIVE CHILDREN IN 2009.

TWO MONTHS AGO -- A JUDGE RULED HE WAS NOT COMPETANT TO STAND TRIAL AFTER HEARING FROM 2 DOCTORS, AND SENT HIM TO A MENTAL HOSPITAL.

BUT NOW, DOCTORS AT THE HOSPTIAL SAY HE IS COMPETANT.

THE JUDGE WILL NOW HAVE TO DECIDE IF HE WILL STAND TRIAL FOR 6 COUNTS OF MURDER.

THE HEARING STARTS AT 9, AND WE WILL HAVE A CREW IN THE COURTROOM. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL COYOTES-EANIBOX, OC


TWO COYOTES CAUGHT ON CAMERA!

YOU CAN SEE THEM PLAYING ON A GOLF COURSE ON SANIBEL.

THIS IS VIDEO YOU'LL ONLY SEE ON NBC2.

OUR VERY OWN HOLLIE HOJEK EXPLAINS WHAT THE CITY PLANS TO DO ABOUT IT'S LATEST WILDLIFE. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL COYOTES-trxPKG


t's a rare sighting on sanibel!

Check out this video. A playful pair of coyotes caught on camera at the sanctuary

golf course recently.

Kyle Sweets, Sanctuary Golf Club

:35:56 they start playing and start wrestling around and then after

they finish theyre just kind of looking at each other and then mosey

back on to the golf course.

Kyle Sweets is the course superintendent. Sweets set

up this Wildlife camera after he and the crew spotted footprints.

Sweets

:36:08 we were surprised to see them.

He wasn't expecting to see this !

Sweets

:37:27 first of all you got to wonder how it got there!?

It's a question The city of sanibel and local wildlife organizations

are trying to answer.

The first coyote was spotted on the island three years ago.

The city has gotten several calls recently from homeowners who've seen

them in their back yards.

phoner-holly mildbrandt, biologist

:02:54 a number of the calls we've gotten suggests the coyotes are

definitely using some of our conservation land.

Holly Milbrandt, is a biologist with the city of sanibel. she says

coyotes have been spotted along the river.

the golf course where these two were recently spotted, is surrounded by

a national refuge.

Holly Milbrandt

:1:18 its not very common at all.

this is a new issue for sanibel.

hh standup

::47:44 because of the increase in sightings of coyotes on the island

the city is setting up it's own surveillance cameras this summer- to

find out where these coyotes are, what theyre doing and how many of

them- are there."

Holly Milbrandt

:04:05 i think we have two concerns-making sure humans on sanibel are

safe. as well as their small pets.

The city's other concern- the potential impact the coyotes could have

on endangered wildlife-

nat pop from video

but for now- it seems these playful coyotes are keeping to themselves.

:38:07 were not really concerned. if anything its really cool to see them. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL COYOTES-TAG


HOLLIE HOJEK REPORTING.

THE CITY IS ASKING PEOPLE WHO LIVE ON THE ISLAND TO REPORT ANY SIGHTINGS.

MAKE SURE YOU WRITE DOWN WHERE YOU SAW THEM AND HOW MANY. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL POLICE WEEK-VO


NATIONAL POLICE WEEK STARTS TODAY --

THIS MORNING, FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT IS URGING DRIVERS TO SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER.

IF YOU REMEMBER LAST MONTH, FLORIDA HIGHWAY PARTOL TROOPER CHELSEA RICHARD DIED WHILE WORKING A TRAFFIC CRASH ON I-75.

SHE WORKED FOR F-H-P FOR 9 YEARS.

JUNE WILL BE KNOWN AS "MOVE OVER, SLOW DOWN, SAVE A LIFE" MONTH.

FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT URGES DRIVERS TO SLOW DOWN, MOVE OVER

~ As National Police Week begins, law enforcement honors officers lost in the line of duty ~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As National Police Week starts today, law enforcement officers across the nation remember and honor our fallen heroes - those officers who in the service of their communities have given the ultimate sacrifice are remembered. As Florida mourns the loss of Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Chelsea Richard, who lost her life barely a week ago in a deadly traffic crash on Interstate 75, the Florida State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Police Chiefs Association, the Florida Police Benevolent Association and the Florida Sheriff's Association are designating June 2014 as "Move Over - Slow Down - Save a Life" month Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BOTANICAL CLOSING-VIDBOX


THE NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN WILL CLOSE STARTING TOMORROW FOR THE NEXT 4 MONTHS SO WORK CREWS CAN FINISH A MAJOR PROJECT.

THEY ARE ADDING 3 NEW GARDENS AND BUILDING A NEW VISITOR CENTER.

IT'S A 15 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT.

THEY ARE USING A GRANT AND PRIVATE DONATIONS TO PAY FOR IT.

THE GARDENS ARE SET TO RE-OPEN ON OCTOBER 23. Return to index of stories...


FAMILY REUNIFICATION-CGTOPS


AN EXCITING DAY TOMORROW FOR 10 LOCAL KIDS WHO ARE LIVING IN FOSTER CARE.

THEY WILL BE RE-UNIFIED WITH THEIR BIRTH PARENTS AND SIBLINGS AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN PUNTA GORDA.

RIGHT NOW, THERE ARE OVER 550 KIDS IN THE SYSTEM.

THE CEREMONY TO BRING THESE FAMILIES BACK TOGETHER STARTS AT 2 O'CLOCK.

350 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Return to index of stories...


BROADWAY PALM -CGTOPS


THE BROADWAY PALM DINNER THEATRE POKES FUN AT MEN WHO BUY RED SPORTS CARS AND WOMEN WHO TURN TO BOTOX IN MID-LIFE.

THE CRISIS MUSICAL RUNS THROUGH JUNE 21ST IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


KITTEN KINDERGARTEN-CGTOPS


A SPECIAL EVENT TOMORROW IN COLLIER COUNTY IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING A CAT.

THE KITTEN KINDERGARTEN ROOM IS OPEN FROM 11 TO 6 AT DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES.

YOU CAN ADOPT A KITTEN FOR 10 DOLLARS.

YOUR NEW PET WILL COME SPAYED OR NEUTERED WITH A MICROCHIP AND VACCINATIONS. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST WHAT'S TRENDING-WX AINBOX


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BREAK FOUR AT 6:39:30


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


WEATHER PICS-VOTOPS


WE'VE BEEN SENT MANY PICTURES FROM OUR VIEWERS OF SATURDAY'S WEATHER --

THIS IS A PICTURE OF SOMEONE HOLDING HAIL IN BONITA SPRINGS.

THAT'S JUST BEFORE THESE NASTY CLOUDS ROLLED THROUGH THE NAPLES AREA.

REMEMBER -- IF YOU SNAP A GREAT WEATHER PICTURE -- SEND IT OUR WAY.

THERE'S A CHANCE WE'LL PUT IT ON AIR. Return to index of stories...


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


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CROSS TALK-3SHOT


Return to index of stories...

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


After a busy afternoon yesterday with numerous downpours and storms, we're set to see a similar scenario today as moisture remains plentiful across Southwest Florida.

Like Saturday, we'll start the day with dry weather along with a good deal of sunshine. Temperatures will warm quickly through the morning with readings in the middle 80s by noon and peaking close to 90 degrees before the afternoon storms roll in.

The rain may even start developing a little faster today, so plan on the possibility for rain as early as 1-4 p.m. Today's storms probably won't be quite as intense as what we saw Saturday, but there's still the potential for some strong storms with flooding rains and gusty winds being the main threats.

Areas closer to the coast will see the highest rain chances today, particularly close to Highway 41 and out toward the beaches.

The rain will push offshore by this evening, leaving us with some lingering clouds and a warm, muggy overnight.

The upcoming week should be interesting. There's some tropical moisture to our south, which could surge into South Florida throughout the week, keeping us in a fairly cloudy and wet weather pattern. The best chance of rain will be during the afternoon, but we also can't rule out rain in the morning.

Expect temperatures to be slightly cooler with the extra cloud cover around with daytime highs in the mid to upper 80s and overnight lows in the mid 70s.

The tropics look quiet on this first day of Hurricane Season, but we'll want to watch the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico closely throughout the week as some of our forecast models hint at an increase in tropical moisture later in the week.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


FL BEAR IN HAMMOCK-ON CAM


A STORY YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE --

A DAYTONA BEACH MAN SNAPPED PHOTOS OF A BLACK BEAR LOUNGING IN HIS HAMMOCK!

AND THE MAN ISN'T THE ONLY PERSON WHO SPOTTED THE BEAR --

AS NBC2'S JIM SPIEWAK REPORTS, HE'S WELL KNOWN AROUND THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


FL BEAR IN HAMMOCK-PKG


nats Check out the bear in my neighbor's yard, tell me this isn't funny.

THIS FLORIDA BLACK BEAR DECIDED IT WAS TIME FOR A NAP. HE FOUND A COZY SPOT IN VINCENT JAMES' BACKYARD.

He got in the hammock like he was a tourist or something.

Then something spooked him and he ran right back there. Then half an hour later I come back and I saw there he is in the hammock again.

THE BEAR HAS BEEN SPOTTED MULTIPLE TIMES IN THE PEBBLE CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD IN DAYTONA BEACH SINCE WEDNESDAY. RESIDENTS SAY HE WAS LOOKING FOR FOOD, TEARING THROUGH A BIRD FEEDER AND THEN TRASH CANS.

He definitely trashed the place twice. He was hungry.

ONCE HE'D HAD HIS MEAL THOUGH, HE NEEDED A LITTLE R AND R.

That's all he was doing relaxing I've never seen anything like it.

RAFAEL TORRES -WHO ALSO LIVES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD--GRABBED MULTIPLE PHOTOS OF BEAR.

HE CALLS THIS HIS MONEY SHOT.

I got to about right here. Which is you know less than 80 feet from it.

AND ANOTHER NEIGHBOR CAPTURED IT ON HIS CELL PHONE.

AS EXCITING WAS IT WAS FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD, RESIDENTS SAY THEY DON'T WANT THE CREATURE TO COME BACK.

He didn't tear it up or anything.

JAMES HAS TAKEN HIS HAMMOCK DOWN. OTHERS SAY THEY'LL BE MORE CAREFUL WITH THEIR TRASH SO THIS BEAR DOESN'T MAKE THEIR BACKYARDS HIS NEW FAVORITE HANGOUT. Return to index of stories...


JACOB SPELLING BEE TALKS-trxSOTTOPSVOWIPE


I'm usually not nervous when I'm up there. I'm pretty calm, except for

when I get a word right.

NBC-2 HAS BEEN KEEPING YOU UPDATED ON A CAPE CORAL TEEN'S JOURNEY TO THE NATIONAL SPELLING BEE.

15 YEAR OLD JACOB WILLIAMSON DIDN'T WIN THE COMPETITION, BUT HE DID WIN THE TITLE AS "THE MOST ENTHUSIASTIC CONTESTANT."

DURING LAST WEEKS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE COMPETITION -- HE MISSPELLED A WORD.

AND HAD THIS REACTION -- Return to index of stories...


JACOB SPELLING BEE TALKS-SOTVO


27:16 Jacob: Kabaragoya. I know it! C-a-b-a-r-a-g-o-y-a. Ding! What?:45

HE SAYS HIS REACTION WAS 100 PERCENT NATURAL -- NOT STAGED AT ALL -

HE ALSO DIDN'T COME HOME EMPTY HANDED. JACOB BROUGHT HOME A GOLD AND A SILVER MEDAL. Return to index of stories...


PINK HELP-VOWIPE


HUNDREDS OF RUNNERS PUT ON THEIR PINK SATURDAY MORNING TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH AND SUPPORT A BRAVE LITTLE GIRL.

SIX YEAR-OLD AMIYAH CASTRO FROM CAPE CORAL WAS DIAGNOSED WITH LEUKEMIA 2 MONTHS AGO --

SHE, HER PARENTS, BROTHER AND SISTER JOINED IN THE PINK HEALS 5-K FUN RUN AND WALK IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

PROCEEDS FROM THE RUN GO TO SUPPORTING CANCER CHARITES AND THE CASTRO FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


PINK HELP-SOTVO, BNR


SOT:

Amy Castro, Amiyah's Mother

20:24:10-22

"58 Days." "How is she doing?" "Wonderful, full of spunk and sass and attitude. She is energetic."

ALL OF THE PROCEEDS FROM PINK HEALS EVENTS STAYS RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AMIYAH AND THE PINK HEALS CHARITY --

GO TO OUR WEBSITE NBC-2.COM, CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTHY KIDS-VO-WIPE


MANY VOLUNTEERS AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN ESTERO HELPED FAMILIES GET HEALTHY SATURDAY.

THERE WAS A HEALTH FAIR AT THE CHURCH.

SEVERAL PEOPLE SHOWED UP TO LEARN HOW TO IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH BY MAKING BETTER CHOICES.

AND IT WAS ALL FREE. Return to index of stories...


HEALTHY KIDS-SOTVO


i've had tremendous support from the lee county health dept, the lyons club, the cancer society, the american heart association. Everything we are doing is free

THERE WAS A BLOOD MOBILE, EYE TESTING AND MORE.

THE FAIR FOCUSED ON CHILDREN WHO NEED SHOTS FOR SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


SUMMER ART CAMP SIGN UP -ONCAM CG


IF YOU ARE A PARENT LOOKING TO KEEP YOUR KIDS ENTERTAINED THIS SUMMER --

SUMMER CAMP WILL BEGIN THIS WEEK AT ARTIS NAPLES.

IT'S AN ARTS CAMP FROM JUNE 9TH THROUGH THE 13TH AND JUNE 16TH THROUGH THE 20TH.

STUDENTS WILL GET TO SEE EXHIBITIONS, INTERACTIVE PRESENTATIONS, AND HANDS ON ART EXPERIENCES.

THE CAMP RUNS FROM 9-3.

BUT HURRY UP. THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


SUMMER CAMP CONSERVANCY-CG TOPS


THERE IS ALSO A GREAT SUMMER CAMP AT THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT FEATURES FOUR NEW CAMP SESSIONS THIS YEAR.

THEY'RE AVAILABLE FOR KIDS AGES 6 TO 15.

THEY START ON JUNE 9TH. Return to index of stories...


SUMMER CAMP BIG ARTS -CG TOPS


AND CAMP STARTS TOMORROW AT BIG ARTS ON SANIBEL.

EACH WEEK WILL FEATURE A FUN THEME WITH PROGRAMS AND CLASSES.

SESSIONS ARE FROM 9-3 AND CAMPS ARE FOR KIDS AGES 4 AND 5. AND GRADES 1-5. Return to index of stories...


SMART PARTY -CG TOPS


TICKETS ARE STILL ON SALE. FOR A NEW, UNIQUE EVENT.

IT'S A SMART PARTY. HAPPENING ON THURSDAY JUNE 19TH FROM 5:30- 7:30 AT THE CENTER FOR PERFOMRING ARTS IN BONITA SPRINGS.

THEY'RE RASING MONEY FOR THE WOMEN'S FUND OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AND USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO DO IT.

WE'RE TALKING LIVE AND VIRTUAL FUNDRASING. WITH GREAT PRIZES, AND INFORMATION ALL NIGHT.

FOR TICKETS HEAD TO OUR WESBITE -- NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


FAMILY FUN DAY-CGTOPS


A BIG EVENT TODAY FOR PARENTS AT CHILDREN AT GERMAIN ARENA.

IT'S A FAMILY FUN EXPO FROM 11-4.

A TON OF ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR TODAY. THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE WILL BE THERE. THERE WILL ALSO BE INFLATABLE SLIDES, FACE PAINTING, GAMES AND INFORMATION ABOUT LOCAL ATTRACTIONS, SUMMER CAMPS, SPORTS AND MORE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE TWOS IS STRAIGHT AHEAD AT 7-52. Return to index of stories...


BREAK FIVE AT 6:49:45


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


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


After a busy afternoon yesterday with numerous downpours and storms, we're set to see a similar scenario today as moisture remains plentiful across Southwest Florida.

Like Saturday, we'll start the day with dry weather along with a good deal of sunshine. Temperatures will warm quickly through the morning with readings in the middle 80s by noon and peaking close to 90 degrees before the afternoon storms roll in.

The rain may even start developing a little faster today, so plan on the possibility for rain as early as 1-4 p.m. Today's storms probably won't be quite as intense as what we saw Saturday, but there's still the potential for some strong storms with flooding rains and gusty winds being the main threats.

Areas closer to the coast will see the highest rain chances today, particularly close to Highway 41 and out toward the beaches.

The rain will push offshore by this evening, leaving us with some lingering clouds and a warm, muggy overnight.

The upcoming week should be interesting. There's some tropical moisture to our south, which could surge into South Florida throughout the week, keeping us in a fairly cloudy and wet weather pattern. The best chance of rain will be during the afternoon, but we also can't rule out rain in the morning.

Expect temperatures to be slightly cooler with the extra cloud cover around with daytime highs in the mid to upper 80s and overnight lows in the mid 70s.

The tropics look quiet on this first day of Hurricane Season, but we'll want to watch the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico closely throughout the week as some of our forecast models hint at an increase in tropical moisture later in the week.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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READING RAINBOW-ONCAM


THIS MORNING, WE HAVE SOME GOOD NEWS FOR PARENTS WHO MIGHT BE HOPING FOR A REVIVAL OF READING RAINBOW.

THE PROGRAM THAT SO MANY GREW UP WITH DURING ITS RUN ON PUBLIC TV.

IT LASTED MORE THAN TWO DECADES.

NBC'S JANET SHAMLIAN TELLS US HOW ITS FAMOUS HOST WILL BRING IT BACK. ON DIGITAL. Return to index of stories...


READING RAINBOW-trxPKG


It was the theme song for a generation.

Millions grew-up on Reading Rainbow. the P-B-S program was showered with awards before ending in 2009.

Longtime host LaVar Burton this week launched a kickstarter campaign to bring it back - not on tv - but how kids learn now: interactively on the web.

His goal was a million dollars in 35 days. He had it. in eleven HOURS.

Tonight, donations have topped 3-million.

35-year-old Christine Tolson still knows the theme song from when she watched in the 80's.

She donated 250-dollars so her three children could enjoy it, too.

Reading Rainbow is already a tablet app. Burton says donations will put it on the internet, for a subscription fee, but FREE for student in low-income schools.

A pot of gold at the end of Reading's Rainbow. fueled by a wave of nostalgia.

Janet Shamlian, NBC News, Houston. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS OVERNIGHT CAPE STABBING-VOTOPS


YOU'RE TIME RIGHT NOW --

LET'S RUN THROUGH YOUR MORNING'S TOP STORIES --

AN OVERNIGHT STABBING SENDS TWO PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

THIS HAPPENED AT THE 7-ELEVEN ON SANTA BARBARA BOULEVARD IN CAPE CORAL.

POLICE TELL US THE TWO VICTIMS WERE TAKEN TO LEE MEMORIAL.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE WORKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION.

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TS 1ST DAY OF HURRICANE SEASON-VOTOPS-WIPE


TODAY IS THE START OF HURRICANE SEASON.

IT RUNS FROM TODAY THROUGH NOVEMBER.

FORECASTERS ARE EXPECTING A BELOW AVERAGE SEASON FOR TROPICAL SYSTEMS, NAMED STORMS AND HURRICANES.

BUT IT'S STILL A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE IN CASE A STORM HITS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TS HURRICANE SUPPLIES-VOTOPS


YOU CAN STOCK UP ON HURRICANE SUPPLIES THIS WEEKEND.

MANY OF THEM ARE TAX FREE, NOW THROUGH NEXT SUNDAY.

YOU CAN SAVE ON ANYTHING FROM GENERATORS TO FLASHLIGHTS.

GOVERNOR SCOTT EXPECTS SHOPPERS TO SAVE 20 MILLION DOLLARS DURING THE TAX FREE HOLIDAY.

YOU CAN FIND THE FULL LIST OF ELIGIBLE ITEMS ON OUR WEBSITE UNDER NEWSLINKS AT N-B-C DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


FINAL FORECAST-WX GFX


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7 AM PREVIEW-2SHOT


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