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ANCHOR SUPERS TRAFFIC TOSS-2SHOT
DIRECTORS PAGE TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC
HEADLINES ALICO ROAD-TRX-VO
HL1) CAPE BEAR HUNT-TRX-SOTVO DEPUTY FIRED-OTS (2)
HL2) FORT MYERS CRIME-TRX-VO LEE COUNTY COMMISSION-OC-TRX-OBX
HL3) BERGDAHL QUESTIONS-TRX-SOTVO LEE COUNTY COMMISSION-LIVE
TRAFFIC TOSS-TRX-2SHOT jim reif day and proclamations-VO-SS
TRAFFIC-NAVI IN TC helicopters-VO
GOOD MORNING-2-SHOT PUSH LEE COUNTY COMMISSION-LIVE
SIX MILE CYPRESS CRASH-VO OR LIVELOOK JUDGE PUNCHES LAWYER-TRX-OC-SOTVO
6:00 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL SCOTT BUDGET-OTS
CAPE BEAR-TRX-OC-VO OBAMA TRIP-TRX-VO
CAPE BEAR-SOTVO OBAMA TRIP-SOTVO
FORT MYERS CRIME-OC-VO COLLIER VET HONOR FLIGHT-OC-VO
FORT MYERS CRIME-SOTVO COLLIER VET HONOR FLIGHT-SOTVO
CAPE COUNCIL-OTS FL GATOR SOFTBALL TEAM-OC-VO
CAPE STABBING-TRX-SS-VO FEMALE VS MALE HURRICANE NAMES-2SH-VIDBOX
BERGDAHL QUESTIONS-TRX-OC-VO QUARTER HOUR PUSH-2SHOT-VO
BERGDAHL QUESTIONS-SOTVO FIRST ALERT DOPPLER TEASE-OMNI or WALL
TRACKING SEVERE WX-TRX-OC-WX WALL BREAK FOUR 6:38:53 AM
HARBORSIDE UPDATE-OC-VO COLORADO FLOODING-OC-VO
HARBORSIDE UPDATE-SOTVO 6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
MARKET RECORDS-TRX-CG 6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
SEATTLE MINIMUM WAGE-OC-SOTVO TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX
JIM REIF DAY-OTS-SOTVO TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC
QUARTER HOUR PUSH-2SHOT-SOTVO TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL MARCO MARRIOTT-BUB-VO
BREAK ONE 6:09:48 MARCO MARRIOTT-SOTVO-BUB
6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP MARRIOTT LGBT-OTS
6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL MIDPOINT BRIDGE ANNIV-TRX-SOTVO
TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX FGCU RESEARCH CENTER-OC-VO
TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC FGCU RESEARCH CENTER-SOTVO
TRAFFIC ALERT BILLBOARD-CLIP JEOPARDY!-OC-VO
MESAC DAMAS-OC-SOTVO WHAT'S TRENDING 2DAY-SS-VIDBOX
EXPLOSIVES ARREST-TRX-VO COVERAGE PROMISE-2SHOT-NATSVO
UNDERAGE IMMIGRANTS-OC-VO NBC2 WEATHER APP TEASE-TRX-SS
STORM DRAIN-OC-VO WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT
FEEDING KIDS-OC-VO BREAK FIVE 6:49:12 AM
FEEDING KIDS-SOTVO-BNR TODAY SHOW TEASE-BNR SOTTOPS
DAN MARINO LAWSUIT-OC-VO 6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
E CIG REPORT-OC-TRX-VIDBOX RVL 6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
TEASE TOSS TO BREAK-2SHOT-VO TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC
BREAK TWO 6:18:05 TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
FACEBOOK FRIEND OF THE DAY-SSTOPS GIRLS SCARES BURGLARS-OC-VO
6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP-3SHOT GIRLS SCARES BURGLARS-SOTVO
6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX GRX-WX WALL PASSPORT DOODLE DAD-2SH-SS
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP WACKY PUTT-TRX-NATSVO
TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC DOCK COLLAPSE-2SH-VO
SCOTT VETOES SPEED BILL-OC-VO-OC TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
NAPLES BOAT SPEED-OC-VO TS LEE COMMISSION JIM REIF AND HELICOPTERS-VOTOPS
APPLE IOS 8-OC-SOTVO TS FM CRIME-VOTOPS
SMALLER PACKAGES-OTS TS CAPE BEAR-VOTOPS
tease gator softball-TRX-VO TS STORM DRAIN-VOTOPS
BREAK THREE 6:27:03 AM TS FEEDING STUDENTS-VOTOPS
HL1) LEE COMMISSION JIM REIF DAY-TRX-LIVE NBC2 WEB AND FB TEASE-MITTO
HL2) HURRICANE NAMES-TRX-VO DAYPLANNER FORECAST-OMNI
HL3) JUDGE PUNCHES LAWYER-TRX-SOTVO TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC
GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH GOODBYE-4-SHOT
6:30 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL  


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DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES


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HL1) CAPE BEAR HUNT-TRX-SOTVO


"About the most exciting morning I've had in a long time haha"

ALL NEW RIGHT NOW ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY ----

WE ARE ON THE TRAIL OF BLACK BEARS IN CAPE CORAL --- AND WHERE EXPERTS THINK THEY'RE HEADING NEXT! Return to index of stories...


HL2) FORT MYERS CRIME-TRX-VO


PLUS, COMBATINGCRIME IN FORT MYERS.

THE NBC-2 INVESTIGATORS REVEAL WHAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS LACKING AND A BRAND NEW SOLUTION ON THE TABLE THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


HL3) BERGDAHL QUESTIONS-TRX-SOTVO


sot: Rep. Buck McKeon:49-:54

"this is not a partisan issue. it's just matter of the law and breaking the law"

AND THE LATEST ON THE CONDITION OF U.S. SERGEANT BOWE BERGDAHL, AS PRESIDENT OBAMA ADDRESSES GROWING BACKLASH SURROUNDING THE SOLDIER'S FREEDOM. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC TOSS-TRX-2SHOT


WE BEGIN WITH A BREAKING TRAFFIC ALERT AS YOU GET YOUR DAY GOING ---

DANIELLE KOLENIAK HAS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, CHAR CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT.

CONFIRMED: LCSO

VEHICLE IN MEDIAN ON SIX MILE CYPRESS NEAR BUS COMPOUND

EMERGENCY VEHICLES ON SCENE-- UNKNOWN INJURIES

EXPECT ONLOOKER DELAYS

SENSORS SHOW WB SLOWDOWNS JUST EAST OF US 41

YOU CAN TAKE DANIELS PKWY OR MICHAEL G RIPPE PKWY IF YOU WANT TO AVOID THIS Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-2-SHOT PUSH


AND NOW LET'S CHECK THE WEATHER FOR YOUR DAY AHEAD.

NBC-2 CHIEF METEROLOGIST HALEY WEBB IS TRACKING ANOTHER CLOUDY DAY, AND WHAT ABOUT THE RAIN CHANCES? Return to index of stories...


SIX MILE CYPRESS CRASH-VO OR LIVELOOK


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6:00 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

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 BEAR-TRX-OC-VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW ----

NBC-2 IS ON THE TRAIL OF BLACK BEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND WHERE THEY ARE LIKELY HEADING NEXT.

TAKE A LOOK!

THAT'S A BEAR TAKING A SWIM IN A CAPE CORAL CANAL.

WILDLIFE OFFICIALS BELIEVE THE BEAR IS MOST LIKELY ON THE MOVE- HEADING TOWARD NORTH FORT MYERS.

NEIGHBORS SPOTTED THIS MASSIVE BLACK BEAR MONDAY AS IT MADE ITS WAY INTO THIS CANAL-

BEFORE CLIMBING UP THE SEA WALL AND MAKING A RUN FOR IT.

THE SIGHTING IS ONE OF SEVERAL THAT HAS BEEN REPORTED IN THE CAPE OVER THE WEEKEND.

A FULL SCALE SEARCH TOOK PLACE BECAUSE OF HOW CLOSE THE BEAR WAS TO HOMES.

IT WAS NEVER FOUND. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BEAR-SOTVO


"I looked across the canal and I saw this big black thing, and I thought oh my gosh that's a big ol black dog" WHITE FLASH "That's not a dog that's a bear!"

THIS MORNING FWC OFFICIALS ARE REMINDING PEOPLE ALL ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA,

THIS CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE.

AND IT'S ALWAYS BEST TO SECURE YOUR TRASH- AVOID LEAVING FOOD OUT AND KEEP

PETS INDOORS. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS CRIME-OC-VO


THIS MORNING NBC-2 IS UNCOVERING A NEW PLAN FOR FIGHTING CRIME IN FORT MYERS.

COUNCILMAN THOMAS LEONARDO SAYS IT BOILS DOWN TO MONEY.

HE WILL PRESENT HIS PLAN AT A BUDGET MEETING LATER THIS MONTH.

LEONARDO SAYS MONEY IS THE A CRITICAL WAY TO FIGHT VIOLENT CRIMINALS.

CHIEF DOUG BAKER AGREES, AND TOLD THE COUNCIL LAST NIGHT THAT HIS OFFICERS ARE DOING MORE WITH LESS.

HE ALSO SAYS, THREE DOZEN OFFICERS HAVE LEFT IN LESS THAN SIX YEARS.

COUNCILMEN LEONARDO SAYS THE DEPARTMENT NEEDS MORE MONEY TO KEEP OFFICERS, AND STOP VIOLENCE AND DRUGS IN THE CITY.

ACCORDING TO CHIEF BAKER, THE DEPARTMENT IS MAINTAINING ON A 32 MILLION DOLLAR A YEAR BUDGET. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS CRIME-SOTVO


Thomas Leonardo, Fort Myers City Councilman

:53:44 it doesnt matter whether they're leaving or not- what matters

is we pay them properly.:05

Cheif Doug Baker, Fort Myers Police Department

:14:50 were handling more calls with less people- so it's certainly a struggle.

:03

Roger Keith, Fort Myers

:19:32 no it shouldn't be that way. they put their lives on the line everyday.

RIGHT NOW CHIEF BAKER SAYS HIS FOCUS IS ON KEEPING HIS OFFICERS SAFE ON THE STREETS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE COUNCIL-OTS


IF YOU WENT TO BED EARLY LAST NIGHT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED THIS ---

PEOPLE IN ONE CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD WON THEIR FIGHT AGAINST A DEVELOPER--FOR NOW.

THE DEVELOPER WANTED TO BUILD MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL UNITS IN THE CAPE COVE AREA.BUT RIGHT NOW HIS LAND IS ZONED FOR SINGLE-FAMILY UNITS.

SOME NEIGHBORS PROTESTED. AND LAST NIGHT, THE DEVELOPER WITHDREW HIS APPLICATION. Return to index of stories...


CAPE STABBING-TRX-SS-VO


NOW AN NBC-2 CRIME ALERT ----

CAPE CORAL POLICE NEED YOUR HELP.

THIS IMAGE WAS TAKEN AT A 7-11 ON SANTA BARBARA BOULEVARD MOMENTS BEFORE A DOUBLE STABBING.

POLICE NEED TO FIND THIS MAN - DO YOU RECOGNIZE HIM?

THE STABBING HAPPENED WHEN FOUR PEOPLE GOT INTO A FIGHT OVER THE WEEKEND.

THOSE RESPONSIBLE LEFT THE AREA IN AN OLDER MODE, 4-DOOR, WHITE CADILLAC.

SO FAR NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE. Return to index of stories...


BERGDAHL QUESTIONS-TRX-OC-VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING, SOME SOLDIERS WHO SERVED WITH BOWE BERGDAHL ARE PUBLICLY BLAMING HIM FOR HIS OWN KIDNAPPING AND SAYING THAT PEOPLE DIED AS THEY SEARCHED FOR HIM.

AFTER FIVE YEARS IN CAPTIVITY, BERGDAHL IS FREE., BUT THE DEAL TO SET HIM FREE IS GETTING HEAT FROM CRITICS WHO SAY BERGDAHL IS A TRAITOR WHO COST AMERICAN LIVES AND THIS MORNING SOME SAY THE DEAL COULD COST AMERICAN LIVES IN THE FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


BERGDAHL QUESTIONS-SOTVO


"Being alone then walking far away and then getting captured: that's pretty much on him."

"Six of my best friends are now dead in direct relation to this man, who is now being acclaimed a national hero by the president of the United States, and he is not. He is a traitor. He deserted his unit in a combat zone."

ALSO, MANY ARE QUESTIONS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, SAYING THEY VIOLATED A LAW THAT REQUIRES THE ADMINISTRATION TO GIVE CONGRESS NOTICE 30 DAYS BEFORE RELEASING ANY DETAINEES FROM THE MILITARY PRISON AT GUANTANAMO BAY. Return to index of stories...


TRACKING SEVERE WX-TRX-OC-WX WALL


ALL NEW RIGHT NOW ---

NBC-2 IS TRACKING SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND POSSIBLE TORNADOES THAT COULD SLAM PARTS OF THE CENTRAL U-S.

HALEY'S TRACKING THE FORECAST IN THE DAY AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


HARBORSIDE UPDATE-OC-VO


THIS MORNING NBC-2 IS LOOKING AHEAD TO THE NEXT STEP IN BRINGING A NEW HOTEL TO DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

WE'VE LEARNED IT WILL TAKE 64 MILLION TO BRING A NEW SHERATON HOTEL TO THE HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER.

PLANS CALL FOR A 9 STORY HOTEL WITH 225 ROOMS AND A RESTAURANT.

THE NEW HOTEL WOUL DALSO NEED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PARKING THAT ANYONE DOING BUESINESS IN DOWNTOWN COULD USE.

BUSINESS OWNERS AND EVENT PLANNERS SAY THIS WOULD BE A GREAT ADDITION TO THE RIVERFRONT. Return to index of stories...


HARBORSIDE UPDATE-SOTVO


Rickey Nelson/Event Planner

46:31-38

That's gonna bring a lot of revenue I think to the city and to lee county and I think it's going to bring a lot more attention across the state

DEVELOPERS AND THE CITY PLAN TO SPLIT THE COST.

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MARKET RECORDS-TRX-CG


NEW RIGHT NOW ---

NBC-2 IS TRACKING NEW HIGHS ON WALL STREET.

TRADING OPENS THIS MORNING WITH THE S- AND- P 500, AND THE DOW, AT RECORD LEVELS.

YESTERDAY'S GAINS WERE FUELED BY POSITIVE REPORTS ABOUT MANUFACTURING IN THE U-S, AND IN CHINA.

THE NASDAQ POSTED A SLIGHT LOSS. Return to index of stories...


SEATTLE MINIMUM WAGE-OC-SOTVO


SOME WORKERS ARE CELEBRATING IN SEATTLE.

THE CITY COUNCIL JUST UNANIMOUSLY PASSED AN ORDINANCE INCREASING THE MINIMUM WAGE TO THE HIGHEST IN THE NATION.

$15 DOLLARS AND HOUR.

nats clapping

THE MEASURE, WHICH WOULD TAKE EFFECT ON APRIL FIRST, 2015, INCLUDES A PHASE-IN OF THE WAGE INCREASE OVER SEVERAL YEARS,

COUNCILMEMBER TOM RASMUSSEN SAID "SEATTLE WANTS TO STOP THE RACE TO THE BOTTOM IN WAGES" AND ADDRESS THE "WIDENING GAP BETWEEN THE RICH AND THE POOR." Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF DAY-OTS-SOTVO


IT'S AN IMPORTANT DAY AHEAD, LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HONOR OUR LATE FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE JIM REIF.

IN A FEW HOURS, COMMISSERIONS WILL READ A PROCLAMATION DECLARING AUGUST 13TH OF THIS YEAR AS JIM REIF DAY.

THAT DAY WILL BE THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE CHARLEY.

JIM AND ROBERT VAN WINKLE CALLED THE TURN OF CHARLEY, BEFORE IT MADE LANDFALL IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY AND SAVED THOUSANDS OF LIVES.

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

COMMISSIONERS WILL RECOGNIZE JIM AND HIS 30 YEARS OF FORECASTING HURRICANES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH-2SHOT-SOTVO


NBC-2 ON TOP OF A BREAKING TRAFFIC ALERT IN LEE COUNTY ALONG SIX MILE CYPRESS NEAR THE BUS COMPOUND.

THE LATEST NEXT.

PLUS, FIXING STORM DRAINS IN FORT MYERS, A YEAR AFTER A CHILD WAS SUCKED DOWN ONE.

COMING UP, FIND OUT WHAT WE UNCOVERED.

14:07 I started screaming incoherently.

14:07:24 Someone pointed to the river.

14:07:55 He found Owen clinging to the sea wall.

14:07:44 he's all scraped and bloody.

A YOUNG BOY IS HONORED FOR SAVING A LIFE, WHILE THE NBC-2 INVESTIGATORS PUSH FOR ANSWERS TO PREVENT ANOTHER INCIDENT. YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. HALEY? Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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BREAK ONE 6:09:48


HIT TIME 6:09:48

LENTH 2:27 Return to index of stories...


6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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


Full Forecast

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...


TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, CONSTRUCTION?

TAKING A LOOK AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ROADS RIGHT NOW.

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT BILLBOARD-CLIP


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MESAC DAMAS-OC-SOTVO


WE ARE UPDATING YOU THIS MORNING ON A HIGH PROFILE COLLIER COUTNY COURT CASE.

ATTORNEYS INVOLVED IN THE MESAC DAMAS CASE ARE NOW PREPARING FOR A HEARING IN AUGUST.

DAMS WAS NOT IN THE COURTROOM FOR MONDAY'S HEARING, BECAUSE OF THIS.

nats of mesac signing

HE WAS SINGING LOUDLY IN THE HOLDING CELL OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM, AND HIS ATTORNEY ASKED THAT HE NOT BE BROUGHT IN.

PROSECUTORS SAY HE KILLED HIS WIFE AND 5 CHILDREN 5 YEARS AGO.

BOTH SIDES WILL BE BACK FOR THE AUGUST HEARING.

THE JUDGE SET IT WILL BE A COMPETENCY HEARING. Return to index of stories...


EXPLOSIVES ARREST-TRX-VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING -- CAUGHT ON CAMERA!

A SAN FRANCISCO MAN ACCUSED OF HAVING EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS AT HIS HOME WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY MONDAY BY FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS.

YOU CAN SEE HIM STRUGGLING WITH OFFICERS.

RYAN CHAMBERLAIN WAS ARRESTED NEAR THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE.

AUTHORITIES HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR CHAMBERLAIN SINCE THE WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


UNDERAGE IMMIGRANTS-OC-VO


YOU'LL BE HEARING MORE ABOUT THIS IN THE DAY AHEAD ---

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS ENLISTED THE HELP OF FEMA TO CARE FOR AN UNEXPECTED NEW WAVE OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS --- UNACCOMPANIED MINORS.

THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS THIS A SERIOUS HUMANITARIAN ISSUE - ESTIMATING A 90 PERCENT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN CROSSING THE BORDER IN THE PAST YEAR.

THE PROBLEM IS SO SERIOUS THAT FACILITIES CAPABLE OF HOLDING 18-HUNDRED CHILDREN HAVE BEEN AT TWO MILITARY BASES - AND ONE IS ALREADY HOLDING MORE THAN -THOUSAND, WITH STAYS AVERAGING MORE THAN A MONTH. Return to index of stories...


STORM DRAIN-OC-VO


WE ALSO HAVE NEW UPDATED INFORMATION THIS MORNING ABOUT FIXING STORM DRAINS IN FORT MYERS.

OUR TEAM UNCOVERED THAT BY THE END OF JUNE THE CITY OF FORT MYERS EXPECTS TO HAVE ALL THE DRAINS COVERED.

THE MOVE WAS TRIGGERED AFTER A YOUNG BOY WAS SWALLOWED BY A DRAIN AND SPIT OUT INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER LAST SUMMER.

ON MONDAY JESSIE MUDGETT WAS HONORED BY CITY COUNCIL FOR RUNNING TO GET HELP.

HE RECIEVED THE "DO THE RIGHT THING" AWARD.

SO FAR, CITY HAS COVERED 10 DRAINS. 14 STILL NEED TO BE COVERED. Return to index of stories...


FEEDING KIDS-OC-VO


NOW THAT SCHOOL'S OUT, ORGANIZATIONS ARE OFFERING FREE MEALS SO CHILDREN DON'T GO HUNGRY.

DID YOU KNOW, 66 PERCENT OF LEE COUNTY STUDENTS RECEIVE FREE AND REDUCED LUNCHES DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.

WHEN SCHOOL'S OUT, SEVERAL COMMUNITY GROUPS AND NON-PROFITS OFFER FREE BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND SNACKS TO ANYONE UNDER 18.

IT'S PART OF A FEDERALLY FUNDED PROGRAM TO MAKE SURE CHILDREN GET THE NUTRITION THEY NEED WITHOUT COSTING PARENTS.

PARENTS SAY IT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE. Return to index of stories...


FEEDING KIDS-SOTVO-BNR


18:01 why not take advantage of it if it's available, use the resources. They're there. 18:05

14:13 I love it. I've been doing this for years, like 20 plus years and I just enjoy seeing the smiles on the children's faces when they come here. 14:20

THE SUMMER TIME IS ALSO A STRUGGLE FOR SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS.

FOLKS AT HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK SAY DEMAND GOES UP AND DONATIONS GO DOWN THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EITHER PROGRAM - VISIT OUR WEBSITE - NBC DASH 2 DOT COM - AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


DAN MARINO LAWSUIT-OC-VO


A BIG HEADLINE THIS MORNING ---

HALL OF FAME QUARTERBACK DAN MARINO HAS JOINED THE CONCUSSION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE.

MARINO, ALONG WITH FOURTEEN OTHER FORMER PLAYERS ARE SEEKING FINANCIAL COMPENSATION FOR GAME-RELATED INJURIES.

THEY ACCUSE THE LEAGUE OF MISLEADING PLAYERS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS.

NO SPECIFIC SYMPTOMS ARE ALLEGED FOR MARINO WHO RETIRED IN 19-99 AFTER PLAYING 17 SEASONS FOR THE MIAMI DOLPHINS. Return to index of stories...


E CIG REPORT-OC-TRX-VIDBOX RVL


ALL NEW IN THIS MORNING'S HEALTHCAST ---

THE NUMBER OF TEENS EXPOSED TO E-CIGARETTE ADS HAS EXPLODED, INCREASING THE LIKELIHOOD THAT THEY'LL ONE DAY TRY SMOKING.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO A STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL PEDIATRICS.

ADS FOR TRADITIONAL CIGARETTES HAVE BEEN BANNED FROM T-V SINCE 1971.

BUT E-CIGS ARE FAIR GAME.

RESEARCHERS FOUND ADS INCREASED BY 256 PERCENT FROM 2011 TO 2013, EXPOSING THEM TO 24 MILLION U-S KIDS.

A LOT OF THE ADS AIRED ON NATIONAL CABLE NETWORKS.

THE CABLE NETWORK 'AMC' AIRED THE MOST E-CIGARETTE ADVERTISING FOLLOWED BY COUNTRY MUSIC TELEVISION.

BUT THE STUDY MENTIONS MANY OTHERS WERE SHOWN DURING POPULAR NETWORK SHOWS LIKE THE 'BACHELOR,' 'BIG BROTHER' AND 'SURVIVOR.'

THE F-D-A IS CONSIDERING BANNING THE SALE OF E-CIGS TO MINORS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TOSS TO BREAK-2SHOT-VO


WE HAVE AN UPDATE THIS MORNING ON THE FIGHT OVER BOAT SPEED IN NAPLES.

WHY THE WHOLE THING COULD END UP COSTING THE CITY MUCH MORE THAN ANTICIPATED. YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


BREAK TWO 6:18:05


HIT TIME 6:18:05AM

LENGTH 3:00 Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK FRIEND OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


TIME NOW TO SAY HELLO AND GOOD MORNING TO OUR NBC2 FACEBOOK FRIEND OF THE DAY.

THIS IS AMBER SIMMONS FROM LEHIGH

GREAT TO SEE YOU - THANKS FOR WATCHING AND CONNECTING WITH US ON OUR NBC2 NEWS FACEBOOK PAGE. Return to index of stories...


6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP-3SHOT


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


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, CONSTRUCTION?

TAKING A LOOK AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ROADS RIGHT NOW.

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


SCOTT VETOES SPEED BILL-OC-VO-OC


IT'S OFFICIAL THIS MORNING.

YOU WILL NOT BE ALLWED TO DRIVE FASTER ON FLORIDA HIGHWAYS.

HE VETOED THE BILL MONDAY.

THE PROPOSAL WOULD HAVE ALLOWED SPEEDS TO INCREASE TO 75 MILES AN HOUR ON INTERSTATE 75.

ORGANIZATIONS LIKE TRIPLE A OPPOSED THE BILL.

THEY ARGUED HIGHER SPEED LIMITS WOULD LEAD TO MORE DEADLY CAR CRASHES Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BOAT SPEED-OC-VO


NEW DETAILS ON AN ONGOING ISSUE IN NAPLES.

A RECENT RULING THAT OVERTURNED BOAT SPEED LIMITS IN THE CITY OF NAPLES MIGHT WIND UP COSTING THE CITY MORE THAN IT BARGAINED FOR.

NBC 2 DISCOVERED MARCO ISLAND BOATER KENNETH RODGER IS SUING THE CITY AS PART OF A CLASS ACTION SUIT-

DEMANDING THE CITY RETURN THE FINES HE AND OTHERS PAID FOR SPEEDING.

COURT DOCUMENTS SHOW AROUND 500 OTHER PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE SUIT.

IF THEY WIN- THE CITY COULD HAVE TO PAY BACK AROUND 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


APPLE IOS 8-OC-SOTVO


APPLE JUST UNVEILED IT'S NEW OPERATING SYSTEM, THE I-O-S 8.

AMONG THE MAJOR FEATURES IS SOMETHING CALLED HEALTH KIT.

IT'S AN APPLICATION THAT ALLOWS YOU TO MONITOR INFORMATION LIKE YOUR HEART RATE, BLOOD PRESSURE AND WEIGHT. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SHARE THAT INFORMATION WITH YOUR DOCTOR.

Their app is automatically able to check whether that reading is within that patient's personalized healthcare parameters.

DOCTOR DRE HELPED SHOW OFF THE ABILITY TO MAKE PHONE CALLS FROM THE MAC, EVEN TO NON-IPHONE USERS.

6 THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE IN SAN FRANSICSO THIS WEEK FOR A CONVENTION, INCLUDING PEOPLE EXPECTED TO UNVEIL THE NEW I-PHONE LATER THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


SMALLER PACKAGES-OTS


IF YOU'RE HEADING OFF TO THE GROCERY STORE TODAY ---

SOME ADVICE BEFORE YOU PAY AT THE REGISTER.

THIS MORNING CONSUMER EXPERTS ARE URGING YOU TO TAKE A SECOND LOOK AT YOUR ITEMS BEFORE YOU CHECK OUT.

SOME COMPANIES LIKE MINUTE MAID AND KEEBLER ARE DOWNSIZING THEIR PACKING AND PRODUCT SIZE, BUT ARE CHARGING THE SAME PRICE. Return to index of stories...


tease gator softball-TRX-VO


COMING UP AT 6:30 ---- EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING!

NBC-2 IS CHEERING ON THE LADY GATORS SOFTBALL TEAM, AS THEY PREPARE FOR A BIG NIGHT AND A CHANCE TO MAKE HISTORY!. YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


BREAK THREE 6:27:03 AM


HIT TIME 6:27:03

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HL1) LEE COMMISSION JIM REIF DAY-TRX-LIVE


ALL NEW RIGHT NOW ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY ---

A BIG DAY AND A PACKED AGENDA FOR LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ---

FROM JIM REIF DAY TO HELICOPTERS FOR SALE, NBC-2 IS LIVE WITH A PREVIEW. Return to index of stories...


HL2) HURRICANE NAMES-TRX-VO


PLUS, WHAT'S IN A NAME.

WE'VE GOT A GROUNBREAKING NEW STUDY ON HURRICANES.

AND WHAT MAKES PEOPLE TAKE THEM MORE SERIOUSLY. Return to index of stories...


HL3) JUDGE PUNCHES LAWYER-TRX-SOTVO


sit down! Pause. If you wanna go outside and bleep

AND CAUGHT ON CAMERA!

A FLORIDA JUDGE LOSES IT WITH A PUBLIC DEFENDER.

JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR IT ALL.

NBC-2 NEWS TODAY STARTS RIGHT NOW! Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH


GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

AND I'M CLAY MILLER.

NBC-2 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST HALEY WEBB IS TRACKING CLOUDY CONDITIONS AND WHAT ABOUT MORE RAIN HALEY? Return to index of stories...


6:30 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

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...


TRAFFIC TOSS-2SHOT


AND HOW ARE THE ROADS LOOKING AS YOU WAKE UP?

DANIELLE HAS YOUR NBC-2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, CHAR CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


ALICO ROAD-TRX-VO


ANOTHER NBC-2 TRAFFIC ALERT ---

LEE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION WORKERS HAVE BEEN WORKING TO REPAVE ALICO ROAD IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

CONSTRUCTION HAS CLEARED FOR YOUR MORNING DRIVE.

BUT CREWS WILL BE BACK OUT AGAIN TONIGHT WORKING THROUGH THURSDAY BETWEEN THE INTERSTATE AND U-S 41. Return to index of stories...


DEPUTY FIRED-OTS (2)


THIS MORNING NBC-2 IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT A DEPUTY WHO WAS FIRED AT THE LEE COUNTY JAIL.

INVESTIGATORS SAY DEPUTY DAVID BALADO ADMITTED TO HARASSING INMATES.

HE'S ALSO ACCUSED OF MAKING A SEXUAL COMMENT ABOUT ONE INMATE, AND POURING SALT ON ANOTHER INMATE'S BED.

BALADO WORKED IN THE MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH WARD OF THE COUNTY JAIL.

HE LOST HIS JOB LAST MONTH AFTER AN INTERNAL REVIEW. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY COMMISSION-OC-TRX-OBX


IT'S GOING TO BE A BUSY DAY FOR LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TODAY--

A LOT ON TODAY'S MEETING AGENDA. ONE ITEM THAT HITS VERY CLOSE TO HOME FOR US HERE AT WATERMAN BROADCASTING WILL BE ADDRESSED.

NBC 2'S SAM SWEENEY JOINS US LIVE OUTSIDE COMMISSION CHAMBERS WITH THE WHAT'S ON THE PLAN.

SAM GOOD MORNING. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY COMMISSION-LIVE


STACEY-- TEN YEARS AGO THIS SUMMER OUR VERY OWN JIM REIF MADE A CALL THAT WOULD SAVE SO MANY LIVES. Return to index of stories...


jim reif day and proclamations-VO-SS


HE WENT AGAINST THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTERS PREDICTIONS AND SAID CHARLIE WAS HEADED OUR WAY.

TODAY COMMISSIONERS WILL HONOR JIM.

AUGUST 13TH THE DAY CHARLIE MADE LANDFALL WILL BE KNOWN AS JIM REIF DAY.

ALSO, ON THE AGENDA-- ANOTHER PROCLAMATION.

EDISON STATE COLLEGE SOON TO BE COME FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE WILL HAVE ITS OWN SPECIAL DAY.

JULY FIRST WILL BE DEDICATED TO THE RENAMING OF OUR AREAS OLDEST COLLEGE. Return to index of stories...


helicopters-VO


BUT THE MOST UNIQUE PIECE IN TODAY'S MEETING--- TWO HELICOPTERS ARE UP FOR SALE. THE COUNTY NO LONGER USES THE MEDICAL HELICOPTERS SO THEY'RE GOING TO SURPLUS. THEY CAN BE YOURS FOR AS LOW AS 325,000 BUCKS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY COMMISSION-LIVE


LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS SS NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


JUDGE PUNCHES LAWYER-TRX-OC-SOTVO


IT'S THE MUST-SEE VIDEO AS YOU WAKE UP,

THINGS GOT HEATED BETWEEN A JUDGE AND A PUBLIC DEFENDER IN A BREVARD COUNTY COURTROOM.

LISTEN TO THIS.

judge and public defender arguing

W-F-T-V IN ORLANDO, SAYS THE JUDGE WAS PRESSURING THE ATTORNEY TO GET HIS CLIENT TO WAIVE HIS RIGHT TO A SPEEDY TRIAL.

A SUPERVISOR SAYS THE JUDGE THREW PUNCHES AT THE PUBLIC DEFENDER IN THE HALLWAY.

THE JUDGE WAS NOT ARRESTED, AND CHARGES ARE NOT EXPECTED HOWEVER, THE PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE SAID THE INCIDENT WILL BE REPORTED TO THE FLORIDA BAR. Return to index of stories...


SCOTT BUDGET-OTS


NOW AN NBC-2 UPDATE.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SIGNED A NEW 77-BILLION DOLLAR BUDGET INTO LAW

HE ALSO VETOED NEARLY 69-MILLION DOLLARS IN INDIVIDUAL SPENDING ITEMS -- INCLUDING MONEY FOR DOZENS OF HOMETOWN PROJECTS --

LIKE A MIAMI OBSERVATION TOWER AND A DOG PARK.

LEGISLATORS CAME INTO THE SESSION THIS YEAR WITH A $1-POINT-2 BILLION DOLLAR BUDGET SURPLUS. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA TRIP-TRX-VO


ALL NEW OVERNIGHT WHILE MANY OF YOU WERE SLEEPING ---

PRESIDENT OBAMA ARRIVED IN EUROPE ON A FOUR DAY TOUR THAT ENDS MARKING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INVASION AT NORMANDY.

THE FOCUS OF THIS TRIP IS URGING OUR EASTERN EUROPEAN ALLIES TO KEEP THE PRESSURE ON RUSSIA. TO BACK OFF IN UKRAINE.

LISTEN TO THE PRESIDENT WHO JUST SPOKE ABOUT AN HOUR AGO IN POLAND. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA TRIP-SOTVO


"We've begun rotating additional ground troops and F-16 aircraft into Poland and this is going to help our forces train together."

PRESIDENT OBAMA DOES PLAN TO MEET WITH UKRAINE'S NEW PRESIDENT WHILE IN EUROPE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER VET HONOR FLIGHT-OC-VO


THIS MORNING NBC-2 IS LOOKING AHEAD TO D-DAY THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 6TH.

IT'S ONE OF THE MOST HISTORIC DAYS IN OUR NATION'S HISTORY.

TOMORROW MARKS THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY.

AND THAT'S WHEN, 60 WORLD WAR TWO VETERANS WILL FLY TO BEDFORD VIRGINIA AND TO THE NATION'S CAPITAL TO SEE THE MEMORIALS.

ON JUNE 6, 1944 THE LARGEST WATER TO LAND INVASION IN HISTORY TOOK PLACE---THE DAY OF THE NORMANDY LANDINGS--- KNOWN AS D-DAY.

THIS OLD FOOTAGE FROM THAT DAY, IS THE ONLY EXPERIENCE MANY OF US HAVE OF D-DAY. BUT TO THOSE WHO WERE THERE, THE MEMORIES ARE DIFFERENT.

NBC2 CAUGHT UP WITH ONE VETERAN WHO RECALLS HIS EXPERIENCES OVER SEAS.

JOHN SALAZAR WAS A SUPPLY MANAGER WITH THE TANK REPAIR UNIT DURING THE WAR.

THE 92 YEAR OLD SAYS HE'S HONORED HE WAS CHOSEN FOR THE HONOR FLIGHT.

HE'S GOING WITH THE SOUTHEAST FLORIDA CHAPTER.

THIS WILL BE HIS FIRST TIME SEEING THE MEMORIALS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER VET HONOR FLIGHT-SOTVO


"I think each year you start to realize what happened and it makes you prouder today that you were there and you were able to do something to help and to help win that war."

AN ESTIMATED 10 THOUSAND PEOPLE DIED ON D-DAY. Return to index of stories...


FL GATOR SOFTBALL TEAM-OC-VO


THIS IS EXCITING!

THE LADY GATOR SOFTBALL TEAM LOOKING FOR THEIR FIRST NATIONAL TITLE IN SCHOOLS HISTORY.

THEY OPENED THEIR BEST OF THREE CHAMPIONSHIP LAST NIGHT AGAINST THE ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE.

NAPLES GRAD JACKIE TRAINA PITCHING FOR THE TIDE.

SHE WAS GOING PRETTY WELL UNTIL THE 5TH INNING.

GATORS WOULD BREAK IT OPEN SCORING 4 UNANSWERED RUNS AND GO ON FOR THE 5-0 WIN

GAME TWO TONIGHT, A FLORIDA WIN GIVES THEM THEIR FIRST TITLE. ALABAMA NOW NEEDS TWO STRAIGHT WINS. Return to index of stories...


FEMALE VS MALE HURRICANE NAMES-2SH-VIDBOX


THIS IS INTERESTING ---

PEOPLE DON'T TAKE HURRICANES AS SERIOUSLY IF THEY HAVE A FEMININE NAME.

AND THE CONSEQUENCES ARE DEADLY, ACCORDING TO A NEW GROUNDBREAKING STUDY.

RESEARCHERS EXAMINED 60 YEARS OF HURRICANE DEATH RATES ACCORDING TO GENDER, SPANNING 1950 AND 2012.

THE FEMALE-NAMED HURRICANES PRODUCED AN AVERAGE OF 45 DEATHS COMPARED TO 23 DEATHS FOR MALE-NAMED STORMS.

THE STUDY WAS PUBLISHED IN THE THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.

THE STUDY EXCLUDED HURRICANE KATRINA. Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH-2SHOT-VO


IT'S A BIG TRENDING TOPIC THIS MORNING

STAR WARS EPISODE SEVEN LANDS TWO MORE BIG NAMES TO AN ALREADY IMPRESSIVE CAST.

PLUS, TO BUILD, OR NOT TO BUILD ---

NBC-2 TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT PLANS TO MAKE MARCO ISLAND'S BIGGEST HOTEL, EVEN BIGGER. YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT DOPPLER TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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BREAK FOUR 6:38:53 AM


HIT TIME 6:38:53

LENGTH 3:07 Return to index of stories...


COLORADO FLOODING-OC-VO


WE'RE MONITORING THIS AS YOU WAKE UP ---

VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS IN EFFECT FOR PARTS OF GREELEY, COLORADO AS RIVER WATERS CONTINUE TO RISE.

MELTING MOUNTAIN SNOWPACK IS PUSHING WATER LEVELS INTO DANGER ZONES.

FLOODING IN SOME PARTS IS WAIST DEEP AND VOLUNTEERS HAVE HANDED OUT ABOUT 30-THOUSAND SANDBAGS TO HELP RESIDENTS KEEP THEIR HOMES AND PROPERTY DRY.

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WARNED THEY MAY TO FACE MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS IF WATER LEVELS CONTINUE TO RISE. Return to index of stories...


6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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


Weather Trends

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...


TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, CONSTRUCTION OR CHAR CO ENFORCEMENT

TAKING A LOOK AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ROADS RIGHT NOW.

ROADS ARE ALL CLEAR - NO ACCIDENTS OR ROAD BLOCKS TO REPORT.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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MARCO MARRIOTT-BUB-VO


THE BIGGEST RESORT ON MARCO ISLAND MAY SOON BE GETTING EVEN BIGGER.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, AFTER HOURS OF DEBATE MONDAY NIGHT, THE CITY COUNCIL VOTED IN FAVOR OF CHANGING AN ORDINANCE THAT ALLOW THE MARCO ISLAND MARRIOTT TO EXPAND.

PLANS CALL FOR A NEW NEW ROOFTOP POOL, A NEW RESTAURANT, AND 84 NEW ROOMS.

THE MARRIOTT WOULD ALSO GET THE J-W DESIGNATION--WHICH IS SOMETHING ONLY GIVEN TO THEIR MOST ELEGANT HOTELS. Return to index of stories...


MARCO MARRIOTT-SOTVO-BUB


18:27 -:35

"The changes they could make to get the jw status would raise the caliber of visitor that comes here which is good business for the island."

49:24 -:33 "The 4,800 eagles' nest property owners right next door are getting screwed because views and wind will be blocked."

PEOPLE WHO ARE OPPOSED WORRY ABOUT MORE TRAFFIC ON THEIR SIX-MILE ISLAND AND SOME DON'T THINK IT EXPANSION FITS THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE.

COUNCIL HAS TO VOTE AGAIN IN TWO WEEK BEFORE THE PROJECT CAN MOVE FORWARD. Return to index of stories...


MARRIOTT LGBT-OTS


MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL IS GOING AFTER THE LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY WITH A NEW SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING CAMPAIGN.

THE COMPANY SAYS IT WANTS TO MAKE L-G-B-T TRAVELERS FEEL MORE WELCOME.

ACCORDING TO MARKETING GROUP "OUT NOW GLOBAL," THE POTENTIAL VALUE OF THE L-G-B-T TRAVEL MARKET WAS SET TO REACH $181 BILLION LAST YEAR.

MARRIOTT IS JOINING A NUMBER OF MAJOR HOTEL CHAINS AGGRESSIVELY TRYING TO LURE THE LUCRATIVE CLIENTELE. Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT BRIDGE ANNIV-TRX-SOTVO


as you can imagine this entire area will be decimated. We're gonna take a break now and be right back after this. Today is a big day for all of Lee County as east meets west"

HOW MANY PEOPLE REMEMBER SOUTHWEST FLOIRDA WHEN THERE WAS NO MIDPONT BRIDGE?

MONDAY MARKED THE 17TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS OPENING.

THE BRIDGE CONNECTED CAPE CORAL TO INTERSTATE 75.

IT WAS A HUGE DEAL FOR THE COMMUNITY.

NBC-2 BROADCAST AN ENTIRE NEWSCAST LIVE FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE BRIDGE. Return to index of stories...


FGCU RESEARCH CENTER-OC-VO


AFTER YEARS OF LOBBYING FOR FUNDING, F-G-C-U IS GETTING MONEY TO START A RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT APPROVED 7.6 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE PROJECT.

THE SCHOOL WILL USE THE MONEY TO LAUNCH AN INNOVATION HUB ALONG ALICO ROAD - EAST OF BEN HILL GRIFFIN PARKWAY.

IT WOULD BE A PRIVATE-PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP THAT WOULD FOCUS ON RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES WHILE GIVING STUDENTS A HANDS ON EXPERIENCE. Return to index of stories...


FGCU RESEARCH CENTER-SOTVO


22:31 we are very hopeful and confident that that can serve as a magnet to other related businesses and industries to locate in this large innovation hub. 22:43

THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT SAYS CONSTRUCTION SHOULD BE COMPLETE BY THE END OF NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


JEOPARDY!-OC-VO


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT --- THE REIGN OF THE WOMAN WITH THE LONGEST WINNING STREAK ON JEOPARDY!" HISTORY HAS COME TO AN END.

JULIA COLLINS LOST DURING MONDAY'S EPISODE.

THE 31-YEAR-OLD FROM CHICAGO, ACCUMULATED MORE THAN 400 THOUSAND DOLLARS DURING HER 20 VICTORIES.

SHE HOLDS THE NUMBER TWO SPOT FOR MOST CONSECUTIVE WINS BEHIND ALL-TIME "JEOPARDY!" CHAMP KEN JENNINGS.

HE WON 74 STRAIGHT GAMES FOR A TOTAL PRIZE OF TWO AND A HALF MILLION. Return to index of stories...


WHAT'S TRENDING 2DAY-SS-VIDBOX


TIME NOW TO SEE WHAT'S TRENDING TODAY.

ACTRESS LUPITA NYONG'O HAS JOINED THE CAST OF "STAR WARS: EPISODE SEVEN".

SHE TWEETED: "I CAN FINALLY SAY IT OUT LOUD AND PROUD: I'M GOING TO A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY!"

LUPITA IS BEST KNOWN FOR HER BREAKOUT ROLE IN "12 YEARS A SLAVE," WHICH EARNED HER AN OSCAR.

ALSO JOINING THE MOVIE, "GAME OF THRONES'" GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE.

"STAR WARS: EPISODE SEVEN" HITS THEATERS DECEMBER 20-15. Return to index of stories...


COVERAGE PROMISE-2SHOT-NATSVO


TIME NOW IS--

JUST AHEAD-- NBC-2 RUNS DOWN YOUR MORNING TOP STORIES.

AND A FINAL CHECK OF YOUR NBC-2 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S AND A CHECK OF THE ROADS.

PLUS THIS.

wedding collapse

NEW MUST SEE VIDEO OF A BIG OOPS AT THIS WEDDING!. YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW, HALEY? Return to index of stories...


NBC2 WEATHER APP TEASE-TRX-SS


AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE IN THE KNOW, ON THE GO, WITH THE NBC-2 WEATHER APP.

YOU GET SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S MOST EXPERIENCED TEAM OF METEORLOGISTS AND THE AREA'S ONLY LIVE DOPPLER RADAR. YOUR FORECAST ON THE 2'S IS NEXT. Return to index of stories...


WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT


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BREAK FIVE 6:49:12 AM


HIT TIME 6:49:12 AM

LENGTH 2:48 Return to index of stories...


TODAY SHOW TEASE-BNR SOTTOPS


PREPRODUCED BY NBC - MAKE SURE MASTER DOESN'T BUG THIS ELEMENT Return to index of stories...


6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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


Full Forecast

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...


TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, CHAR CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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GIRLS SCARES BURGLARS-OC-VO


THIS STORY HAS GOTTEN A LOT OF ATTENTION AND COMMENTS ON OUR NBC-2 FACEBOOK PAGE.

A BRAVE 10-YEAR OLD GIRL IS SPEAKING WITH NBC2 AFTER SCARING AWAY TWO INTRUDERS, TRYING TO BREAK INTO HER HOME IN SAN CARLOS PARK.

ONE GOT AWAY.

BUT DEPUTIES ARRESTED 17-YEAR-OLD JOSE OLVERA.

NIRVANA MARTINEZ HEARD A NOISE AND CAME FACE TWO FACE WITH OLVERA AND THE OTHER MAN AT HER GLASS DOOR.

SHE YELLED FOR HER MOM, AND WHEN THE BURGLARS NOTICED THEY WERE HOME THEY TOOK OFF. Return to index of stories...


GIRLS SCARES BURGLARS-SOTVO


Nirvana Martinez

Saw Burglars

:37 they were hitting the door and i go and check and there are these two guys trying to get in:46

:50 and I start crying because I'm scared:53

EVERYONE IS OK AND THE BURGLARS NEVER GOT INSIDE THE HOUSE.

THE LITTLE GIRL RECEIVED A SHERIFFS BADGE FOR HELPING OUT IN THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


PASSPORT DOODLE DAD-2SH-SS


HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?

A CHINESE MAN IS STUCK IN SOUTH KOREA AFTER HIS 4-YEAR-OLD SON DOODLED ALL OVER HIS PASSPORT.

LEAVING HIM STRANDED. UNABLE TO FLY HOME WITH HIS FAMILY!

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THE KID CREATED ---

HE USED A BLACK FELT TIP PEN, MAKING HIS DAD'S EYES AND LIPS BIGGER AND DRAWING EXTRA FACIAL HAIR ALL OVER HIS HEAD.

THE BOY ALSO DREW SOME ANIMALS, A FEW PEOPLE AND SOME FLOWERS.

THE DAD WENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA TRYING TO FIND SOLUTIONS, BUT SO FAR HE'S STILL STUCK IN SOUTH KOREA THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


WACKY PUTT-TRX-NATSVO


golfer hits ball. Wait for wait for it. Crowd cheers ball goes in

GOOD GRIEF SCOTT LANGLEY'S BIRDIE PUTT TOOK FOR-EVER IN THE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT!

ACTUALLY ABOUT 23 SECONDS, BY MY COUNT. Return to index of stories...


DOCK COLLAPSE-2SH-VO


NEW VIDEO YOU HAVE TO SEE ---

THIS IS VIDEO FROM MINNESOTA.

THE BRIDE, GROOM AND THE WEDDING PARTY OF 20 GOT SWEPT OFF THEIR FEET -- AND INTO A BODY OF WATER!

THEY WERE POSING ON A DOCK AN HOUR BEFORE THE CEREMONY, WHEN THE BRIDGE COLLAPSED.

BUT BY THE TIME THEY WALKED DOWN THE AISLE, YOU COULDN'T EVEN TELL SOMETHING HAD GONE WRONG -- THEY WERE JUST SO HAPPY TO GET MARRIED. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS LEE COMMISSION JIM REIF AND HELICOPTERS-VOTOPS


YOUR TIME NOW IS--

LET'S GET YOU UP TO SPEED WITH THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

OUR DEAR FRIEND AND COLLEGUE JIM REIF IS GETTING A SPECIAL HONOR TODAY.

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

AUGUST 13TH WILL MARK THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF WHEN HURRICANE CHARLEY MAKE LANDFALL IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


TS FM CRIME-VOTOPS


THERE'S A NEW PLAN TO OVERHAUL FUNDING FOR THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT.

COUNCILMAN THOMAS LEONARDO SAYS HE WILL PRESENT HIS PLANS AT A BUDGET MEETING LATER THIS MONTH.

LEONARDO SAYS MONEY IS THE A CRITICAL WAY TO FIGHT VIOLENT CRIMINALS TAKING OVER NEIGHBORHOODS CITYWIDE.

AND CHIEF OF POLICE DOUG BAKER AGREES, F-M-P-D IS DOING MORE WITH LESS. Return to index of stories...


TS CAPE BEAR-VOTOPS


NBC-2 IS ON BEARWATCH AS YOU GET YOUR DAY GOING, AFTER SEVERAL PEOPLE SPOTTED A BEAR IN CAPE CORAL.

WILDLIFE OFFICIALS BELIEVE THE BEAR IS MOST LIKELY ON THE MOVE- HEADING TOWARD NORTH FORT MYERS.

THERE WAS A FULL SCALE SEARCH MONDAY BECAUSE OF HOW CLOSE THE BEAR WAS TO HOMES.

THE BEAR WAS NEVER FOUND. Return to index of stories...


TS STORM DRAIN-VOTOPS


BY THE END OF JUNE, WHEN RAINY SEASON STARTS, THE CITY OF FORT MYERS EXPECTS TO HAVE ALL DANGEROUS STORM DRAINS COVERED.

THE MOVE WAS TRIGGERED AFTER A YOUNG BOY WAS SWALLOWED BY A DRAIN AND SPIT OUT INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER LAST SUMMER.

JESSIE MUDGETT WAS JUST HONORED BY CITY COUNCIL FOR RUNNING TO GET HELP.

HE RECIEVED THE "DO THE RIGHT THING" AWARD. Return to index of stories...


TS FEEDING STUDENTS-VOTOPS


NOW THAT SCHOOL IS OUT, ORGANIZATIONS ARE OFFERING FREE MEALS SO CHILDREN DON'T GO HUNGRY.

66 PERCENT OF LEE COUNTY STUDENTS RECEIVE FREE AND REDUCED LUNCHES DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.

FOR DETAILS ON THE PROGRAM, OR IF YOU CAN DONATE, HEAD TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


NBC2 WEB AND FB TEASE-MITTO


REMEMBER YOU CAN GET THE LATEST TOP STORIES, BREAKING UPDATES AND NEWS OF THE DAY ON OUR NBC-2 FACEBOOK PAGE.

YOU CAN ALSO STAY INFORMED BY CHECKING OUT OUR WEBSITE NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


DAYPLANNER FORECAST-OMNI


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, COLLIER CO ENFORCEMENT

TAKING A LOOK AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ROADS RIGHT NOW.

ROADS ARE ALL CLEAR - NO ACCIDENTS OR ROAD BLOCKS TO REPORT.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-4-SHOT


REMEMBER FOR BREAKING NEWS, WEATHER INFORMATION AND NEWS ONLINE, 24-HOURS A DAY, HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE--

NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...