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ANCHOR SUPERS HEADLINES-ANIBOXES
HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-VIBOX JIM REIF DAY-VIDBOX
SANIBEL COYOTES-VIBOX FL MOM OCEAN VAN UPDATE-VIDBOX
JACOB WILLIAMSON BACK HOME-VIBOX SINKHOLE CENTRAL FLORIDA-VIDBOX
OPEN-CLIP SHOW OPEN-CLIP
HELLO-1 SHOT HELLO AGAIN-1-SHOT
WEATHER-WX CENTER FORECAST-WX CENTER
HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-ON CAM HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-TRX-ANIBOX
HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-PKG HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-SOTVO
HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-ONCAM BNR CHRISTY: JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-OC
CHRISTY: JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-ON CAM CHRISTY: JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-PLASMA VO
CHRISTY: JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-PLASMA VO CHRISTY: JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-SOTVO
CHRISTY: JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-SOTVO CHRISTY: JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-PLASMA VO
CHRISTY: JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-PLASMA VO HURRICANE EDITION-OC
HURRICANE EDITION-OC SGT. BOWE BERGDAHL RELEASED-VO
MESAC DAMAS IN COURT MONDAY -TRX-VO AMERICAN SUICIDE BOMBER SYRIA-VO
LAURIE COLLIER FIRST APPEARANCE-SSTOPSVO PLANE CRASH MA-TRX-VO
CAPE 7 ELEVEN STABBING-TRX-VO MT RAINIER MISSING HIKERS -TRX-VOTOPS
NAPLES ID THEFT-OC-SS FL MOM OCEAN VAN UPDATE-VO
MARCO ISLAND PD CHIEF RESIGNS-TRX-SSTOPS FL BURGLARY ON CAM-TRX-NATSVOTOPS
NATIONAL POLICE WEEK-VO SINKHOLE CENTRAL FLORIDA-VO
LINDSEY: FAMILY EXPO-TRX-EANIBOX SINKHOLE CENTRAL FLORIDA-SOTVO
LINDSEY: FAMILY EXPO-REM LIVE BOUNCY BALLOON BLOWS AWAY-TRX-NATSVOTOPS
LINDSEY: FAMILY EXPO-2CG
LINDSEY: FAMILY EXPO-REM LIVE LINDSEY: FAMILY EXPO-TRX-ANIBOX
TEASE ONE-OC LINDSEY: FAMILY EXPO-REM LIVE
TZ1 A JACOB SPELLING BEE TALKS-SOT VO LINDSEY: FAMILY EXPO-SS
TZ1 B HEALTH MATTERS-VO LINDSEY: FAMILY EXPO-REM LIVE
HEALTH MATTERS: DEALING WITH DIVERSITY-TRX SUMMER ART CAMP SIGN UP -ONCAM CG
HEALTH MATTERS: DEALING WITH DIVERSITY-PKG SUMMER CAMP CONSERVANCY SUMMER CAMP -CG TOPS
FORECAST OPEN-CLIP SUMMER CAMP BIG ARTS -CG TOPS
FORECAST-WXWALL SMART PARTY -CG TOPS
JACOB SPELLING BEE TALKS-trxSOTTOPSVOWIPE TEASE FOUR-1-SHOT
JACOB SPELLING BEE TALKS-SOTVO TZ4 A COLLIER OIL FIGHT-VO WIPE
BISHOP VEROT NEW PRINCIPAL-OTS TZ4 B NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDENS CLOSING TODAY-VO TO
LOCAL KIDS REUNIFIED WITH FAMILIES -CG TOPS FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
PET ADOPTION DAY-VO FORECAST-WXWALL
PET ADOPTION DAY-SOTVO CAPE FSA UPDATE-OTS VO
SUNDAY DOG PARTY-TRX-CGTOPS CAPE CORAL SIGN ORDINANCE-TRX-VOTOPS
KITTEN KINDERGATEN-CGTOPS COLLIER OIL FIGHT-VO
CHARCO SOCCER CLOSURES-OC-(2CG) NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDENS CLOSING TODAY -VO
BONITA YMCA-VOTOPS-WIPE BROADWAY PALM -CGTOPS
PINK HELP-VOWIPE TEASE FIVE-1-SHOT
PINK HELP-SOTVO, BNR TZ5 MEET THE PRESS-SOT
PETER BUSCH EVENT-VO TOPS GOOGLE RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN-ONCAM
SANIBEL COYOTES-TRX-VOTOPS GOOGLE RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN-PKG
TEASE TWO-1 SHOT 1ST DAY OF HURRICANE SEASON-TRX-VOTOPS
TZ2 A FL BEAR IN HAMMOCK-VO JIM REIF DAY-VOTOP-WIPE
FL BEAR IN HAMMOCK-ON CAM TAX FREE HURRICANE SUPPLIES-VOTOP-WIPE
FL BEAR IN HAMMOCK-PKG CAPE CORAL STABBING-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE-1 SHOT WEATHER PICS-VOTOPS
TZ3 A HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-VO-WIPE TODAY'S FORECAST-3-SHOT GRAPHIC
TZ3 B BOUNCY BALLOON BLOWS AWAY-VOTOPS CLOSE-3-SHOT


ANCHOR SUPERS


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HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-VIBOX


TODAY IS THE 1ST DAY OF HURRICANE SEASON.

THIS MORNING, WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE PREDICTING, AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE.

PLUS-- WE LOOK TO TUESDAY WHEN LEE COUNTY COMMISSIOENRS WILL HONOR OUR FRIEND AND COLLEGUE JIM REIF.

PLUS--IT'S VIDEO YOU WILL ONLY SEE HERE ON NBC-2. COYTOES ON A SANIBEL GULF COURSE.

WHAT CITY LEADERS ARE DOING TO KEEP ISLAND RESIDENTS AND VISTORS SAFE.

AND HE STOLE THE HEARTS OF EVERYONE WHO WATCHED THE NATIONAL SPELLING BE.

OUR VERY OWN JACOB WILLIAMSON FROM CAPE CORAL. THIS MORNING JACOB IS BACK OPEN, AND THE 15 YEAR OLD OPENS UP TO NBC-2 ABOUT HIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL COYOTES-VIBOX


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JACOB WILLIAMSON BACK HOME-VIBOX


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OPEN-CLIP


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HELLO-1 SHOT


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH, GOOD TO SEE ALL OF YOU THIS MORNING.

WE BEGIN WITH THE WEATHER THIS MORNING.

METEROLOGIST JASON DUNNING JUST UPDATED HIS FORECAST.

HE'S STANDING BY WITH THE DETAILS.

JASON, GOOD MORNING, CAN WE EXPECT MORE THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-WX CENTER


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

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. 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...


CHRISTY: JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-ON CAM


WE CAN'T MENTION HURRICANE SEASON HERE AT NBC-2 AND NOT THINK OF OUR DEAR FRIEND AND COLLEGUE, JIM REIF WHO DIED IN APRIL.

IN THE WEEK AHEAD, LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HONOR JIM.

NBC-2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS IS LIVE IN STUDIO TO TELL US WHAT'S PLANNED. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-PLASMA VO


STACEY--

JIM HAD A PASSION FOR STUDYING THE WEATHER-- ESPECIALLY WHEN IT CAME TO TROPICAL WEATHER.

ON TUESDAY COMISSIONERS WILL PROCLAIM AUGUST 13TH AS JIM REIF DAY.

THAT IS A DAY, NEARLY 10 YEARS NOW, THAT ALL OF US IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL REMEMBER. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-SOTVO


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

THE CATEGORY FOUR STORM CAUSED 14-BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGD, KILLED SIX PEOPLE AND LEFT TENS OF THOUSANDS HOMELESS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT MADE THAT UNEXPECTED TURN AND SLAMMED INTO PUNTA GORDA.

WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT SINCE 2004, 50 PERCENT OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY'S POPULATION IS NEW TO THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-PLASMA VO


JIM WAS THE HURRICANE EXPERT WHO KEPT PEOPLE SAFE AND DEFINETLY SAVED MANY LIVES DURIGN CHARLEY. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE EDITION-OC


THANK YOU CHRISTY.

JUST A REMINDER FLORIDA WEEKLY IS PRODUCING A SPECIAL HURRICANE EDITION WITH NBC2.

YOU CAN IT IN THIS WEEKS EDITION. Return to index of stories...


MESAC DAMAS IN COURT MONDAY -TRX-VO


NBC 2 WILL BE IN THE COURTROOM TOMORROW MORNING, WHEN THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS FAMILY SEE THE JUDGE.

MESAC DAMAS IS BACK IN THE COLLIER COUNTY JAIL THIS MORNING.

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

TWO MONTHS AGO -- A JUDGE RULED HE WAS NOT COMPETANT TO STAND TRIAL AND HE WAS SENT TO A MENTAL HOSPTIAL.

TOMORROW, THE JUDGE AND ATTORNEYS WILL TALK ABOUT THE NEXT STEP IN THE CASE.

THE HEARING STARTS AT 9. Return to index of stories...


LAURIE COLLIER FIRST APPEARANCE-SSTOPSVO


ALSO THIS MORNING, THE WOMAN ACCUSED OF DRIVING THE WRONG WAY DOWN I-75 STILL SITS IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL.

THE JUDGE SET BOND IN LAURIE COLLIER'S CASE SATURDAY MORNING.

SO FAR, SHE'S NOT POSTED IT.

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

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. Return to index of stories...


CAPE 7 ELEVEN STABBING-TRX-VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING---

TWO PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER A STABBING OVERNIGHT AT A 7-11 IN CAPE CORAL.

THIS IS NEW VIDEO OF THE STORE ON SANTA BARBARA BOULEVARD.

AS SOON AS WE FIND OUT THE VICTIMS NAMES AND CONDITIONS, WE WILL PASS ALOGN TEH INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES ID THEFT-OC-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-TRX-SSTOPS


TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR THE MARCO ISLAND POLICE CHIEF.

DON HUNTER JOINED THE FORCE IN 2011, AFTER SERVING MANY YEARS AS COLLIER COUNTY'S SHERIFF.

HUNTER IS LEAVING LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR A JOB IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

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


NATIONAL POLICE WEEK-VO


THIS MORNING FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT IS URGING DRIVERS TO SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER AS PART OF NATIONAL POLICE WEEK, WHICH STARTS TODAY.

YOU MAY REMEMBER LAST MONTH, F-H-P TROOPER, CHELSEA RICHARD DIED WHILE WORKING A TRAFFIC CRASH ON I-75.

SHE WORKED FOR FHP 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...


LINDSEY: FAMILY EXPO-TRX-EANIBOX


A BIG EVENT IS HAPPENING TODAY AT GERMAIN ARENA --

IT'S THE FAMILY FUN EXPO -- AND IT STARTS IN JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS --

NBC'S LINDSEY FRY IS LIVE AT GERMAIN ARENA WITH A LOOK AT WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT --

LINDSEY -- Return to index of stories...


LINDSEY: FAMILY EXPO-REM LIVE


GOOD MORNING STACY. IT'S AN EXCITING DAY HERE AT GERMAIN ARENA! TODAY

IS THE FOURTH ANNUAL FAMILY FUN DAY. YOU CAN SEE AROUND ME, ORGANIZERS

ARE WORKING TO GET THINGS SET UP FOR THE BIG EVENT WHERE MORE THAN

3000 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED.

I'M JOINED NOW BY KATHERINE KINSEY. SHE'S ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS HERE.

KATHERINE I KNOW YOU SAID IN THE PAST THIS EVENT TYPICALLY ATTRACTS

BETWEEN 2500 AND 3000 PEOPLE BUT THIS YEAR YOU'RE THINKING WE'RE GOING

TO HAVE RECORD NUMBERS HERE, WHY? Return to index of stories...


LINDSEY: FAMILY EXPO-2CG


THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE WILL BE HERE --

GAMES --

LASER TAG --

INFLATIBLES --

FIRE TRUCKS --

GIVEAWAYS --

PLUS -- INFORMATION FOR PARENTS ON SCHOOLS, DOCTORS, CAMPS AND ATTRACTIONS --

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LINDSEY: FAMILY EXPO-REM LIVE


ALSO AT 145 MY BUDDY JACOB WILLIAMSON FROM CAPE CORAL WILL BE HERE.

HE'S THE CONTESTANT THAT COMPETED IN THE NATIONAL SPELLING BEE LAST

WEEK. SO, A LOT GOING ON HERE TODAY.

AGAIN, DOORS OPEN AT 11 TODAY AND THE EVENT GOES UNTIL 4. TICKETS ARE

5-DOLLARS FOR ADULTS -- 2 DOLLARS FOR KIDS UP TO 12 YEARS OLD.

LIVE IN ESTERO LINDSEY FRY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-OC


CAPE CORAL'S JACOB WILLIAMSON WAS A CROWD FAVORITE AT THE SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE.

THIS MORNIG, NBC-2 SITS DOWN WITH THE TEENAGER AND TALK ABOUT HIS ENERGETIC SPIRIT.

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

IF YOU MISSED IT WE'LL SHOW YOU THE ONE WORD THAT DE-RAILED HIM AT THE SPELLING BEE.

PLUS IN OUR HEALTHCAST THIS MORNING.

BREAKING THE LANGUAGE BARRIER- HOW THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY IS DEALING WITH DIVERSITY- COMING UP IN HEALTH MATTERS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A JACOB SPELLING BEE TALKS-SOT VO


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TZ1 B HEALTH MATTERS-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS: DEALING WITH DIVERSITY-TRX


COMMUNICATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING THE BEST AND CORRECT MEDICAL CARE.

IN TODAY'S HEALTH MATTERS, AMY OSHIER EXPLAINS HOW THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY IS DEALING WITH DIVERSITY. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS: DEALING WITH DIVERSITY-PKG


IT'S ONE THING TO TALK ABOUT DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE- BUT PRACTICING IT IS FAR MORE DIFFICULT. WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH CARE- PLANNING IS CRITICAL.

YEMISIS OLORUNTOLA-COATES/DIVERSITY & LANGUAGE SERVICES

RUNS:

:47 This department is designed to care for the communication vulnerable patient so i.e. the deaf patient, non English, limited English proficient. Or the blind, hard of hearing, low literacy.

WITHOUT A LIVE INTERPRETER, ANN GREENALL IS AFRAID HER APPOINTMENT WITH AN ASTHMA SPECIALIST MIGHT GET LOST IN TRANSLATION.

ANN GREENALL/DEAF PATIENT

RUNS:

:44 It helps me a lot.

It bridges the gap between hearing world and deaf world.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Expressing medical issues and understanding medical advice affects both treatment and outcomes. And the communication gap is widening when it comes to non-English speaking patients.

YEMISIS OLORUNTOLA-COATES/DIVERSITY & LANGUAGE SERVICES

RUNS:

4:02 21% of the household of Lee County speak a language other than English. 4:35 So we make sure that we are here to facilitate.

SO IN ADDITION TO DEAF SERVICES, LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM OFFERS ASSISTIVE DEVICES AND HAS TRAINED TRANSLATORS ON STAFF.

YEMISIS OLORUNTOLA-COATES/DIVERSITY & LANGUAGE SERVICES

RUNS:

3:22 We have on staff Haitian Creole interpreters, Spanish interpreters and we have a German interpreter.

INTERPRETERS STAY WITH THE PATIENT THROUGHOUT THEIR HEALTHCARE VISIT. THE MESSAGE IS STRAIGHTFORWARD: PROVIDE EVERYONE EQUAL ACCESS TO CARE. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

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. 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.

THAT IS JACOB WILLIAMSON. HE'S THE CAPE CORAL TEENAGER, WHO WON US OVER AT THE NATIONAL SPELLING BEE.

THIS MORNING, HE'S BACK HOME WITH HIS PARENTS AND HE'S OPENING UP ABOUT SPELLING BEE.

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


BISHOP VEROT NEW PRINCIPAL-OTS


LOOKING AHEAD TO TOMORROW, WHEN 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 BOTH A TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR, NCLUDING 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...


LOCAL KIDS REUNIFIED WITH FAMILIES -CG TOPS


IT'S ALSO 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.

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

THE CEREMONY TO BRING THESE FAMILIES BACK TOGETHER STARTS AT 2 O'CLOCK. Return to index of stories...


PET ADOPTION DAY-VO


IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT ADOPTING A PET, THIS IS A GREAT WEEKEND TO GET ONE.

THIS WEEKEND, ALL DOGS AND CATS AT THE LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES ARE FREE!

HOPEFUL PET OWNERS PACKED THE SHELTER SATURDAY MORNING, SOME 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 LOCALLY, AND THE EVENT CONTINUES TODAY FROM 11:30 TO 3:30 AT LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES. Return to index of stories...


SUNDAY DOG PARTY-TRX-CGTOPS


AND TODAY YOU CAN TREAT YOUR DOG TO A LITTLE FUN.

THERE IS A DOG PARTY TODAY AT THE LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES OFFICE ON BANNER DRIVE.

BRING YOUR POOCH 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...


KITTEN KINDERGATEN-CGTOPS


IF YOU PREFER CATS, COLLIER COUNTY HAS A GREAT PROGRAM STARTING TODAY.

THE KITTEN KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM IS AN ADOPTION ROOM FOR THE MANY YOUNG CATS WHO ARE IN NEED OF A PERMANENT HOME.

YOU CAN ADOPT A CAT FOR 10 DOLLARS, AND YOUR NEW PET WILL COME SPAYED OR NEUTERED WITH A MICROCHIP AND UP TO DATE VACCINATIONS. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO SOCCER CLOSURES-OC-(2CG)


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

STARTING TODAY, SOCCER FIELDS 3 AND 4 AT SOUTH COUNTY REGIONAL PARK WILL BE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS FOR THE NEXT 2 MONTHS.

THE FIELDS ARE SET TO RE-OPEN AUGUST 4TH.

ALSO FROM JUNE 9TH THROUGH AUGUST 11TH SOCCER FIELD 3 AT NORTH CHARLOTTE REGIONAL PARK WILL BE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS AS WELL. Return to index of stories...


BONITA YMCA-VOTOPS-WIPE


SUMMER KICKED OFF IN BONITA SPRINGS SATURDAY WITH A BIG PARTY AT THE Y-M-C-A.

MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE WERE ABLE TO CHECK OUT ALL THAT THE Y- HAS TO OFFER.

THE Y'S SUMMER MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL IS 99-DOLLARS FOR THREE MONTHS.

THAT RUNS FROM TODAY TO AUGUST 31. Return to index of stories...


PINK HELP-VOWIPE


ALSO ON SATURDAY, HUNDREDS OF RUNNERS HELPED RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH AND SHOW THEIR SUPPORT A BRAVE LITTLE GIRL.

SIX YEAR-OLD A-MYIA CASTRO FROM CAPE CORAL WAS DIAGNOSED WITH LEUKEMIA 2 MONTHS AGO.

SHE PARTICIPATED IN THE PINK HEALS 5K 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...


PETER BUSCH EVENT-VO TOPS


A LOCAL 7 YEAR OLD BOY IS GETTING SOME BIG TIME HELP FROM HIS BIG SISTER.

GAVIN LAWREY IS FIGHTING A DISEASE THAT WEAKENS PARTS OF ALMOST EVERY CELL IN HIS BODY.

HIS SISTER, WROTE A BOOK ABOUT HER BROTHER TO RAISE MONEY.

OUR VERY OWN PETER BUSCH WAS AT AN EVENT LAST NIGHT IN BONITA SPRINGS. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL COYOTES-TRX-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO.

NIGHT CAMERAS CAUGHT 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.

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...


TEASE TWO-1 SHOT


ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO CATCH A CAT-NAP THESE DAYS IS IN A HAMMOCK, RIGHT.

LOOK AT WHAT ONE MAN FOUND. AN UNWANTED NEIGHBOR USING HIS HAMMOCK.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT WE CAPTURED ON HIS CAMERA. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A FL BEAR IN HAMMOCK-VO


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FL BEAR IN HAMMOCK-ON CAM


WE HAD OUR ENCOUNTERS WITH BEARS RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, AND THIS MORNING, A DAYTONA BEACH MAN IS SHARING HIS EXPERIENCE.

HE GRABBED HIS CAMERA AFTER SPOTTING A BLACK BEAR *LOUNGING IN HIS HAMMOCK.

NBC2'S JIM SPIEWAK HAS THE STORY. 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...


TEASE THREE-1 SHOT


IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR.

HURRICANE SEASON OFFICIALLY BEGINS TODAY.

WE HAVE A PREVIEW OF TOOLS THAT METEOROLOGISTS USING TO PREDICT THE UPCOMING STORMS.

ANOTHER BOUNCY BALLOON BLOWS AWAY WITH TWO CHILDREN INSIDE.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-VO-WIPE


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TZ3 B BOUNCY BALLOON BLOWS AWAY-VOTOPS


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HEADLINES-ANIBOXES


A DAY SET TO REMEMBER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S HURRICANE EXPERT, JIM REIF.

WHAT DAY LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL DECLARE AS HIS SPECIAL DAY.

AND -- NBC2 UNCOVERS NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE FLORIDA MOM WHO DROVE HER VAN INTO THE OCEAN WITH HER KIDS INSIDE.

PLUS -- A MASSIVE SINKHOLE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA HAS MANY PEOPLE TALKING THIS MORNING.

THE STORY -- STRAIGHT AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF DAY-VIDBOX


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FL MOM OCEAN VAN UPDATE-VIDBOX


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SINKHOLE CENTRAL FLORIDA-VIDBOX


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


SHOW OPEN Return to index of stories...


HELLO AGAIN-1-SHOT


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME BACK TO THE FINAL HALF HOUR OF OUR BROADCAST THIS MORNING.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH. WE ARE GEARING UP FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS THIS MORNING.

METEROLOGIST JASON DUNNING IS STANDING BY TO TELL US KNOW WHEN WE EXPECT THE SEVERE WEATHER TO MOVE IN. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST-WX CENTER


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

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. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE SEASON STARTS-TRX-ANIBOX


HURRICANE SEASON OFFICIALLY BEINGS 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...


CHRISTY: JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-OC


WE CAN'T MENTION HURRICANE SEASON HERE AT NBC-2 AND NOT THINK OF OUR DEAR FRIEND AND COLLEGUE, JIM REIF WHO DIED IN APRIL.

IN THE WEEK AHEAD, LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HONOR JIM.

NBC-2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS IS LIVE IN STUDIO TO TELL US WHAT'S PLANNED. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-PLASMA VO


STACEY--

JIM HAD A PASSION FOR STUDYING THE WEATHER-- ESPECIALLY WHEN IT CAME TO TROPICAL WEATHER.

ON TUESDAY COMISSIONERS WILL PROCLAIM AUGUST 13TH AS JIM REIF DAY.

THAT IS A DAY, NEARLY 10 YEARS NOW, THAT ALL OF US IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL REMEMBER. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-SOTVO


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

THE CATEGORY FOUR STORM CAUSED 14-BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGD, KILLED SIX PEOPLE AND LEFT TENS OF THOUSANDS HOMELESS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT MADE THAT UNEXPECTED TURN AND SLAMMED INTO PUNTA GORDA.

WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT SINCE 2004, 50 PERCENT OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY'S POPULATION IS NEW TO THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: JIM REIF DAY TUESDAY-PLASMA VO


JIM WAS THE HURRICANE EXPERT WHO KEPT PEOPLE SAFE AND DEFINETLY SAVED MANY LIVES DURIGN CHARLEY. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE EDITION-OC


THANK YOU CHRISTY.

JUST A REMINDER FLORIDA WEEKLY IS PRODUCING A SPECIAL HURRICANE EDITION WITH NBC2.

YOU CAN IT IN THIS WEEKS EDITION. Return to index of stories...


SGT. BOWE BERGDAHL RELEASED-VO


AN AMERICAN SOLDIER HELD CAPTIVE BY THE TALIBAN FOR NEARLY FIVE YEARS --

IS A FREE MAN.

TALIBAN FIGHTERS RELEASED SGT. BOWE BERG-DAHL TO AMERICAN SPECIAL FORCES ON SATURDAY.

THE GOVERNMENT OF QATAR BROKERED A DEAL TO RELEASE FIVE DETAINEES HELD AT GUANTANAMO BAY IN EXCHANGE FOR SGT. BERGDAHL.

HE IS BEING EVALUATED BY THE REINTEGRATION TEAM AND A MEDICAL ASSESSMENT IS UNDERWAY. Return to index of stories...


AMERICAN SUICIDE BOMBER SYRIA-VO


NBC-2 IS LEARNING THAT MAN THE AMERICAN CITIZEN -- WHO CARRIED OUT A SUICIDE BOMBING, IN SYRIA, EARLIER THIS WEEK -- HAS TIES TO FLORIDA.

WE CONFIRMED -- 22-YEAR-OLD MONER MOHAMMED ABU-SALHA LIVED IN VERO BEACH.

HE WAS A PART OF A TERRORIST GROUP -- FORMED DURING SYRIA'S CIVIL WAR.

HE ATTENDED SEVERAL COLLEGES IN THE STATE BEFORE MOVING ABROAD.

HIS FAMILY STILL LIVES ALONG FLORIDA'S EAST COAST.

THEY'VE DECLINED TO COMMENT ON THE SITUATION. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CRASH MA-TRX-VO


SEVEN PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER A PRIVATE JET CRASHED IN THE WOODS NEAR HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE IN MASSACHUSETTS.

THE F-A-A SAYS THE PLANE CAUGHT FIRE BEFORE IT CRASHED.

OFFICIALS HAVE NOT RELEASED THE NAMES OF THE VICTIMS OR WHO OWNED THE PLANE.

IT WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN HEADING TO ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY.

HANSCOM IS A JOINT MILITARY AND CIVILIAN FACILITY LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 20 MILES OUTSIDE OF BOSTON.

THE AIR FIELD IS NOW CLOSED.

THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD IS INVESTIGATING THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


MT RAINIER MISSING HIKERS -TRX-VOTOPS


SIX CLIMBERS ARE BELIEVED DEAD AFTER A FALL FROM MOUNT RAINIER IN WASHINGTON STATE.

THE CLIMBERS WERE LAST HEARD FROM WEDNESDAY NIGHT. BY FRIDAY THEY WERE REPORTED MISSING.

OFFICIALS HAD SEARCHERS IN THE AIR AND ON THE GROUND SATURDAY.

THEY FOUND CLIMBING GEAR AND CAMPING GEAR AT THE BOTTOM OF A VERY STEEP CLIFF.

CREWS ALSO PICKED UP PINGS FROM SEVERAL AVALANCHE BEACONS IN THAT AREA.

OFFICIALS BELIEVE THE SIX FELL MORE THAN THREE-THOUSAND FEET AND COULD NOT HAVE SURVIVED. Return to index of stories...


FL MOM OCEAN VAN UPDATE-VO


THE FLORIDA MOM CHARGED WITH DRIVING HER THREE CHILDREN INTO THE OCEAN IS OUT OF JAIL THIS MORNING.

EBONY WILKERSON POSTED A 90-THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND AND WAS RELEASED FROM JAIL FRIDAY NIGHT.

A JUDGE REDUCED HER BOND FROM ONE-POINT-TWO MILLION DOLLARS EARLIER THIS WEEK.

HER CHILDREN ARE NOW IN THE CUSTODY OF D-C-F.

SHE IS NOT ALLOWED TO CONTACT THEM OR LEAVE VOLUSIA COUNTY.

SHE'LL BE BACK IN COURT IN JULY. Return to index of stories...


FL BURGLARY ON CAM-TRX-NATSVOTOPS


they're in the house now! Call 9-1-1!

TALE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA --

IT SHOWS A WOMAN'S FRIGHTENING ENCOUNTER -- IN HER OWN DRIVEWAY.

THIS VIDEO SHOWS BURGLARS -- RUNNING OFF WITH HER STUFF.

THE WOMAN SAYS -- THEY BARGED INTO HER HOME, SWIPING A LARGE FLAT-SCREEN T-V -- BEFORE SHOVING IT INTO A CAR PARKED OUTSIDE.

ORANGE COUNTY DEPUTIES THINK THE MEN COULD BE CONNECTED TO A STRING OF HOME BURGLARIES IN THAT AREA. Return to index of stories...


SINKHOLE CENTRAL FLORIDA-VO


A CENTRAL FLORIDA PUBLIX IS CLOSED FOR BUSINESS AFTER A GIANT SINKHOLE SWALLOWED IT'S ENTIRE PARKING LOT!

CHECK IT OUT.

THIS EIGHTY FIVE FOOT LONG - 18 FOOT DEEP CRATER IS GETTING BIGGER BY THE MINUTE.

AND IT'S JUST ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE LEGOLAND THEME PARK.

ONE PUBLIX EMPLOYEE SAYS IT ONLY TOOK NINETY MINUTES FOR THE SINKHOLE TO FORM. Return to index of stories...


SINKHOLE CENTRAL FLORIDA-SOTVO


SOT - PARKED AT 545 AT 730 MY MANAGER SAID GRAB YOUR KEYS, THERE'S A

SINKHOLE

RIGHT NOW, ENGINEERS ARE FIGURING OUT THEIR NEXT MOVE TO KEEP THE HOLE FROM GETTING ANY BIGGER.

GEOLOGISTS ARE HOPEFUL THEY CAN FIX IT BY THE END OF THE WEEK. Return to index of stories...


BOUNCY BALLOON BLOWS AWAY-TRX-NATSVOTOPS


THERE'S NOT A KID IN THERE IS THERE??

ANOTHER INCIDENT WHERE ONE OF THOSE BOUNCY BALLOON HOUSES IS BLOWN AWAY.

BOUNCY CASTLE WAS CAUGHT BY THE WIND DURING A SPORTING EVENT IN COLORADO SATURDAY AFTERNOON

IT WAS TAKEN ABOUT 250 YARDS THROUGH THE PARK UNTIL IT FINALLY CAME TO REST DOWN A RAVINE

TWO 10-YEAR-OLD KIDS WERE INSIDE WHEN THE CASTLE TOOK OFF.

BOTH SUFFERED ONLY MINOR INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


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LINDSEY: FAMILY EXPO-TRX-ANIBOX


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO WITH YOUR KIDS TODAY --

THERE'S A BIG EVENT HAPPENING RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

THE FAMILY FUN DAY STARTS IN LESS THAN TWO HOURS!

NBC'S LINDSEY FRY IS LIVE AT GERMAIN AREA WHERE THE EVENT IS ABOUT TO KICK OFF --

LINDSEY-- LOTS OF FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


LINDSEY: FAMILY EXPO-REM LIVE


ADLIB WALK AND TALK

THERE'S A LOT GOING ON --

JUST TAKE A LOOK -- Return to index of stories...


LINDSEY: FAMILY EXPO-SS


THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE WILL BE HERE --

GAMES --

LASER TAG --

INFLATIBLES --

FIRE TRUCKS --

GIVEAWAYS --

PLUS -- INFORMATION FOR PARENTS ON SCHOOLS, DOCTORS, CAMPS AND ATTRACTIONS --

HOURS 11:00 TO 4:00

TICKETS ARE 5-DOLLARS FOR ADULTS -- 2 DOLLARS FOR KIDS 3 TO 12. Return to index of stories...


LINDSEY: FAMILY EXPO-REM LIVE


SPELLING BEE SENSATION JACOB WILLIAMSON OF CAPE CORAL WILL MAKE AN APPEARANCE AROUND 1:45 P.M. 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 SUMMER CAMP -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 BEGIN IN JUST OVER A WEEK. 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...


TEASE FOUR-1-SHOT


THANKS FOR JOINING US ON THE NEWS TODAY.

STILL A LOT MORE TO COME.

THE DEBATE CONTINUES-

WILL THERE BE OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY?

WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE STATUS OF THE PROPOSED PLANS.

PLUS-

A NAPLES STAPLE IS CLOSING TEMPORARILY.

WHEN THE NEXT TIME YOU CAN GO TO THE NAPLES BOTANNICAL GARDENS. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A COLLIER OIL FIGHT-VO WIPE


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TZ4 B NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDENS CLOSING TODAY-VO TO


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FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


FORECAST OPEN Return to index of stories...


FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

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. Return to index of stories...


CAPE FSA UPDATE-OTS VO


THE FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT FEE DEBATE IS BACK ON THE TABLE IN CAPE CORAL.

THE CITY COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON A JOINT AGREEMENT WITH THE LEE COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER ON MONDAY.

THEY WANT TO HELP CALCULATE HOW MUCH EACH PROPERTY OWNER IN THE CAPE NEEDS TO PAY EACH YEAR.

BILLING FOR THE F-S-A HAS ALREADY STARTED.

THE MONEY COLLECTED IS STILL BEING HELD IN AN ESCROW ACCOUNT AS THE FEE IS STILL BEING CHALLENGED IN COURT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL SIGN ORDINANCE-TRX-VOTOPS


ALSO HAPPENING ON MONDAY, CAPE LEADERS WILL TALK ABOUT THE CONTROVERSIAL SIGN ORDINANCE THAT TOOK EFFECT APRIL 1ST.

SIGN WAVERS WERE BANNED.

BUSINESSES USE THE SIGNS TO ADVERTISE IN THE CITY.

BUT THE DISCUSSION REMAINS ON THE USE OF "A" FRAME SIGNS IN FRONT OF STORES, FEATHER BANNERS, AND WINDOW SIGNANGE.

CITY LEADERS WILL MAKE THE FINAL CALL ON THE ISSUE AFTER MONDAY'S MEETING. 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...


NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDENS CLOSING TODAY -VO


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

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

IT'S A 15 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT. THEY ARE USING GRANT USING AND PRIVATE DONATIONS TO PAY FOR IT.

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


BROADWAY PALM -CGTOPS


IF YOU HAVEN'T MADE IT TO THE BROADWAY PALM DINNER THEATRE-- YOU MIGHT WHAT TO CATCH THE CRISIS MUSICAL.

IT POKES FUN AT MEN WHO BUY RED SPORTS CARS AND WOMEN WHO TURN TO BOTOX IN MID-LIFE.

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


TEASE FIVE-1-SHOT


COMING UP NEXT ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

WE'LL HAVE A LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES.RIGHT AFTER THE BREAK. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 MEET THE PRESS-SOT


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GOOGLE RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN-ONCAM


JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU THAT HAS EVER APPEARED ON THE INTERNET CAN BE FOUND ON GOOGLE.

AND I'M SURE WE ALL WISH A THING OR TWO ABOUT US COULD BE DELETED.

WELL, IF YOU LIVE IN EUROPE --

YOU MAY GET YOUR WISH.

NBC'2S STEPHANIE GOSK HAS THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


GOOGLE RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN-PKG


The internet holds some pretty undesirable details of our lives.

NY MOS SG: Anything online you'd like to pull off?

yay yay

--------

Nat: The Iraq everywhere such as and

Up until now what happened online generally stayed online. but Europe's top court recently ruled that internet users have what's called "a right to be forgotten".

Citizens there can now ask Google to remove links about themselves from the company's Europe-based search engines.

At an internet cafe in London they are thrilled

I think it's a fantastic decision. To have the right to go back to change what has happened, we all make mistakes

Anyone in Europe can ask Google to remove links.including celebrities or even criminals. The company determine what gets pulled.based on certain criteria

Take this story I did on the Abba Museum four years ago as an example.I'd love for it to be forgotten. Forever.

***NATS????***

I would have to prove to Google that it is "inadequate." Obviously. "Irrelevant" Clearly. Or "inappropriate." No one should have to watch me dance.

Having more control over what happens when we are googled may sound like a good idea to some.others are concerned.

Google argued against the new European rules.calling the case a collision between the "right to be forgotten" and the "right to know"

Many, especially here in the US, believe the internet should be uncensored.

SULLIVAN: WE HAVE THIS GREAT TRADITION IN THIS COUNTRY OF OPEN ACCESS TO RECORDS AND YOU IMAGINE WHEN YOU GOGGLE SOMETHING OR LOOK UP SOMEONE'S HISTORY, THAT NO ONE IS SUPPRESSING INFORMATION, SUPPRESSING INFORMATION FROM THE PAST, THAT SOUNDS LIKE HIDING.

Google posted the online request forms on Thursday. at times getting as many as 20 a minute

The company has yet to pull anything down but even when they do, searches outside of Europe will still generate the links and an item can always be posted again creating a new link.

Other search engines like Yahoo and Bing are closely following the case to see how it affects their businesses.

The European court may say there is a "right to be forgotten"

SINGING: "you can dance"

but there are some things that simply never will be.

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1ST DAY OF HURRICANE SEASON-TRX-VOTOPS


A RECAP OF OUR TOP STORIES, BEFORE WE SAY GOODBYE.

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...


JIM REIF DAY-VOTOP-WIPE


ON TUESDAY, LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HONOR OUR FRIEND AND COLLEGUE JIM REIF.

THEY WILL PROCLAIM AUGUST 13TH AS JIM REIF DAY.

THAT IS THE DAY THE HURRICANE CHARLEY MADE LANDFALL AND CAUSE 14 BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE… KILLED SIX PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

JIM WAS INSTRAMENTLY IN GETTING PEOPLE TO SHELTER, AND PROBABLY SAVED A LOT OF LIVES. Return to index of stories...


TAX FREE HURRICANE SUPPLIES-VOTOP-WIPE


THIS WEEKEND IS A GREAT 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.

WE HAVE PUT A LIST OF ITEMS THAT ARE ELIGIBLE ON OUR WEBSITE, NBC-2.COM. ONCE YOUR THERE, LOOK UNDER NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL STABBING-VOTOPS


THERE WAS AN OVERNIGHT STABBING IN CAPE CORAL AT A 7-11 ON SANTA BARBARA BOULEVARD.

2 PEOPLE WERE STABBED AND TAKEN TO LEE MEMORIAL HOSPTIAL. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER PICS-VOTOPS


MANY OF YOU HAVE SENT US YOUR PICTURES FROM SATURDAY'S SEVERE WEATHER.

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


TODAY'S FORECAST-3-SHOT GRAPHIC


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CLOSE-3-SHOT


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