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DIRECTORS PAGE LEBRON CONTRACT-VO
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP WATKINS ADIDAS AD-NATSVO in TVBOX, SS
MISSING CHILDREN SETUP-SS (2), 1-2 BX FSWS COLLEGE DAY-OC
MISSING CHILDREN-REM-LIVE TEASE ONE-trx REM-LIVE, SS
MISSING CHILDREN-SOT TZ1 A) yellow jackets attack-SOTVO
MISSING CHILDREN-REM 2SHOT TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
MISSING CHILDREN-PKG MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
MISSING CHILDREN-REM-LIVE ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO CHARLIE-TC MON, TC MON GG REVEAL-LIVE FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
CAPE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-CAM 99 MISSING KIDS-trx REM-LIVE
CAPE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-PKG MISSING KIDS-SS, VO
CAPE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-CAM 99 missing kids-SOT
TOSS TO BRYAN-E-AniBX MISSING KIDS-REM-LIVE
DEP COLLIER OIL DRILLING-REM-LIVE TOSS TO TY-mitto in TC MON VIDBOX
DEP COLLIER OIL DRILLING-PKG TY LIVE MISSING CHILDREN-CELL REM 2
DEP COLLIER OIL DRILLING-REM-LIVE SCOTT CHILD SAFETY SEATS-trx VOTOPS
DECISION 2014-CLIP TEASE TWO
TOSS TO DAVE-OC TZ2 A) MISSING CHILDREN-SS
DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-BUBBA TZ2 B) naples doctor-VOTOPS
DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-SS (2) PG DOWNTOWN BEAR-ON CAM
DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-BUBBA PG DOWNTOWN BEAR-PKG
ELECTION COVERAGE-OC FL YELLOW JACKETS ATTACK-trx SOTVO, TC MON
KFC GIRL HOAX-VO-WIPE FL YELLOW JACKETS ATTACK-PKG
KFC GIRL HOAX-SOTVO FL YELLOW JACKETS ATTACK-OC
EAST NAPLES JOGGER-VO-WIPE NEXT AT 5:30-CLIP
EAST NAPLES JOGGER-SOTVO A) MISSING ESTERO CHILDREN-SSTOPS
COOPER NO NEW TRIAL-SS, VO B)-VOTOPS
NAPLES GUN ON BEACH-SSTOPS, OC  


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BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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MISSING CHILDREN SETUP-SS (2), 1-2 BX


WE START AT FIVE WITH BREAKING NEWS THAT YOU HAVE TO SEE.

RIGHT NOW -- THERE'S A DESPERATE SEARCH FOR TWO MISSING CHILDREN IN ESTERO.

HERE ARE THERE PICTURES --

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR 3-YEAR OLD INNOCENCE DAVIS AND 2-YEAR OLD CASPIAN THOMAS.

THE CHILDREN WERE LAST SEEN AT THEIR HOME AROUND THE COVERED WAGON MOBILE HOME PARK IN ESTERO -- MORE THAN 5 HOURS AGO.

I'M LIVE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE THE SEARCH IS GOING ON. Return to index of stories...


MISSING CHILDREN-REM-LIVE


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MISSING CHILDREN-SOT


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MISSING CHILDREN-REM 2SHOT


KELLIE SHOW AND TELL, BRING IN JOE.

at this point the children have been missing for at least 5 and a half hours.

- entire area is shut down to pedestrian traffic while deputies go door to door hoping they can bring these kids home safely. Return to index of stories...


MISSING CHILDREN-PKG


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A frantic search from above.

And a heavy presence on the ground.

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Omar Cruz

They came and knocked on my door and they're telling me two little kids are missing are they here?

Omar Cruz lives next to mobile unit number 19.

Where deputies say these two children-

3 year old innocence Davis and 2 year old caspian Thomas went missing just before noon today.

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David Gardner - prop manager

They were good people- work every day. Just kids missing. We checked everywhere we could and now it's up to these guys to take care of it

Lee county deputies got the call for help just before 2:00.

Since then-

A miniature army of combined agencies have been pounding the pavement. Going door to door. Searching by sky and water to bring these two back home safely.

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Cruz

I don't know what to think right now it could be anything hopefully no one kidnapped them we are just waiting to find them Return to index of stories...


MISSING CHILDREN-REM-LIVE


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-what they were doing before they disappeared isn't quite clear.

- volunteers showing up to help, deputies say they don't have time to vet everyone they ask you to stay at home.

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TOSS TO CHARLIE-TC MON, TC MON GG REVEAL-LIVE


A CAPE CORAL PRE-K/SPECIAL NEEDS TEACHER IS OFF THE JOB.

THE SCHOOL BOARD SUSPENDED SHAWNA DRIGGERS TODAY -- WITHOUT PAY.

SHE'S ACCUSED OF PUSHING STUDENTS FINGERS BACK TO THEIR WRIST --

FORCE FEEDING A STUDENT --

AND SENDING STUDENTS HOME IN DIRTY DIAPERS WITH DIAPER RASHES.

NBC 2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN WAS AT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING AND JUST GOT BACK TO OUR NEWSROOM.

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CAPE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-CAM 99


A MONTHS-LONG INVESTIGATION LAYS OUT ACCUSATION AFTER ACCUSATION.

PARENTS SAY THE INCIDENTS WITH DRIGGERS AT CALOOSA ELEMENTARY GOT SO BAD -- ONE CALLED THE POLICE --

AND ANOTHER PARENT PASSED OUT INFORMATION ABOUT DRIGGERS IN THE SCHOOL PARKING LOT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-PKG


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PARENTS WISH THEY COULD UNDO WHAT HAPPENED BEHIND THE WALLS AT THIS CAPE CORAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER SHAWNA DRIGGERS' PERSONNEL FILE IS FULL OF QUOTES FROM PARENTS DESCRIBING THE SUSPECTED ABUSE.

ONE CLAIMS DRIGGERS PULLED BACK A STUDENT'S FINGERS TO THEIR WRIST. ANOTHER PARENT SAYS DRIGGINS HELD THEIR CHILD'S HANDS BEHIND THEIR BACK AND MADE THEM COUNT TO 100.

Michael Van Hook, Cape Coral

13:32:01 I would certainly expect the teacher to treat the kids fairly and justly in every situation and not to cause any bodily harm to anybody.:12

PARENTS WE SPOKE WITH ADMIT THEY DON'T HAVE ALL THE DETAILS - BUT THE ACCUSATIONS ARE UNBELIEVABLE.

Vanessa Vance, Substitute Teacher

13:34:39 I was really really surprised. Caloosa is great and all the teachers there are really serious about their jobs and do well by the.:47

VANESSA VANCE'S CHILDREN WENT TO CALOOSA ELEMENTARY AND SHE'S BEEN A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER THERE.

SHE SAYS THERE'S NEVER AN EXCUSE TO HURT A STUDENT.

Vanessa Vance, Substitute Teacher

13:35:03 you can't get flustered, they push you but you can't gothere. Dealing With special needs kids it can be really really frustrating:14

THAT MAKES OTHERS WONDER HOW MUCH HELP THE SCHOOL GAVE DRIGGERS IN THE CLASSROOM.

Rick Shannon, Cape Coral

13:40:08 that would be my real question, does that teacher have enough support to deal with the special needs these kids present.:18 Return to index of stories...


CAPE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-CAM 99


THE DISTRICT PULLED DRIGGERS FROM THE CLASSROOM IN DECEMBER.

SHE IS FIGHTING FOR HER JOB.

NEXT -- BOTH HER AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL PRESENT THEIR SIDES TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE WHO WILL MAKE A FINAL DECISION.

DRIGGERS' MOTHER TELLS ME SHAWNA WILL BE CLEARED OF EVERYTHING.

IN THE NEWSROOM, CHARLIE KEEGAN, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRYAN-E-AniBX


IN A SURPRISING TURN OF EVENTS --

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CANCELLED A NEWS CONFERENCE IN COLLIER COUNTY TODAY -- AT A ***POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED OIL DRILLING SITE.

NBC2S BRYAN ANDERSON IS LIVE AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE SITE ON OIL GRADE ROAD IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

BRYAN -- WHAT HAPPENED? Return to index of stories...


DEP COLLIER OIL DRILLING-REM-LIVE


THE DEP SAYS COLLIER ENTERPRISES AND THE DAN HUGHES DRILLING COMPANY DENIED MEDIA ACCESS TO THE SITE.

BUT OIL GRADE ROAD LEADING INTO THE SITE IS PUBLIC PROPERTY.

THEY COULD'VE HELD THE PRESS CONFERENCE RIGHT HERE.

DEP DID TALK TO US.ONLY ONE ON ON LEAVING OUT A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


DEP COLLIER OIL DRILLING-PKG


TRT-1:15

Danielle Irwin, DEP-:19

Joe Mulé, Preserve Our Paradise- 1:08 Return to index of stories...


DEP COLLIER OIL DRILLING-REM-LIVE


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DECISION 2014-CLIP


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TOSS TO DAVE-OC


TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT.

VOTERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FINALLY FILL TREY RADEL'S OLD SEAT IN CONGRESS.

POLLS CLOSE TONIGHT AT SEVEN.

NBC-2's DAVE ELIAS IS CLOSELY FOLLOWING THE RACE AND DAVE IT'S SLOW GOING AT THE POLLS TODAY? Return to index of stories...


DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-BUBBA


SLOW MAY ACTUALLY BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT.

I'M TOLD MANY POLL WORKERS ARE READING BOOKS AND JUST PLAIN BORED TODAY.

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DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-SS (2)


IN LEE COUNTY MORE THAN 7-THOUSAND PEOPLE VOTED TODAY, THAT'S LESS THAN 2% OF THE VOTERS.

4600 VOTED EARLY AND 61-THOUSAND PEOPLE MAILED IN THEIR BALLOTS.

IN COLLIER COUNTY. VOTER TURNOUT IS ABOUT 22% OVERALL.

JUST OVER 300 PEOPLE VOTED TODAY.

OVER 2600 VOTED EARLY.

MORE THAN 15-THOUSAND VOTED BY MAIL. Return to index of stories...


DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-BUBBA


YOU STILL HAVE ABOUT TWO HOURS TO CAST YOUR VOTE.

POLLS CLOSE AT 7PM.

I'M TOLD WE COULD HAVE SOME RETURNS AS EARLY AS 7:15.

WE'VE JUST LEARNED THAT WHOEVER WINS WILL BE SWORN-IN TOMORROW IN WASHINGTON D.C.

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


ELECTION COVERAGE-OC


NBC 2 WILL BRING YOU LIVE ELECTION RESULTS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT -- WITHOUT INTERRUPTING YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS.

YOU CAN ALSO FIND RESULTS AT NBC DASH-2 DOT-COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


KFC GIRL HOAX-VO-WIPE


A STORY THAT MADE NATIONAL HEADLINES NOW APPEARS TO BE A HOAX.

THE FAMILY OF A 3-YEAR OLD GIRL WHO WAS MAULED BY A DOG CLAIMED AN EMPLOYEE AT A MISSISSIPPI KFC ASKED THEM TO LEAVE BECAUSE OF THE GIRL'S APPEARANCE.

BUT THE RESTAURANT DID AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION AND SAYS THE GIRL AND HER FAMILY WERE NEVER THERE.

A MISSISSIPPI NEWSPAPER NOW REPORTS IT WAS ALL A PLOY TO GET MONEY FROM THE COMMUNITY.

DESPITE THAT --

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KFC GIRL HOAX-SOTVO


20:38-20:50

When I make a commitment put it in the bank. It's going to happen. I want this child to have an eye like I promised and I want to see her go to normal.

SO FAR --.PEOPLE HAVE DONATED 135-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO HELP THE FAMILY.

WE'LL HEAR MUCH MORE FROM DOCTOR PETERS AND WHAT HE THINKS ABOUT THE ALLEGED HOAX-- COMING UP TONIGHT AT 6. Return to index of stories...


EAST NAPLES JOGGER-VO-WIPE


A MOM WHO WAS ATTACKED WHILE JOGGING AT EAST NAPLES COMMUNITY PARK -- IS RECOVERING TONIGHT

SHE SAYS SHE WAS WITH HER 2-YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WHEN A MAN JUMPED OUT FROM THE BUSHES -- HIT HER ON THE HEAD WITH A BASEBALL BAT AND DEMANDED MONEY.

SHE WAS ABLE TO RUN AWAY AND CALL FOR HELP.

HER DAUGHTER WAS NOT HURT.

THE NEWS IS AFFECTING OTHER PEOPLE WHO USUALLY JOG AT THE PARK. Return to index of stories...


EAST NAPLES JOGGER-SOTVO


NO SUPERS -- TOO QUICK!

Carmen Yescas/Jogger

04:23-

"Shocked. Speechless."

03:30-

"I'm never going to run here again.

DEPUTIES ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE ATTACKER. Return to index of stories...


COOPER NO NEW TRIAL-SS, VO


CONVICTED KILLER FRED COOPER WILL NOT GET A NEW TRIAL.

HE CLAIMED THE D-N-A USED AT HIS FIRST TRIAL WASN'T TESTED PROPERLY.

COOPER IS SERVING TWO LIFE SENTENCES FOR THE 2005 MURDERS OF STEVEN AND MICHELLE ANDREWS INSIDE THEIR GATEWAY HOME.

PROSECUTORS SAY COOPER WAS A JEALOUS LOVER -- WHO FOUND OUT HIS LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND WAS HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH STEVEN ANDREWS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES GUN ON BEACH-SSTOPS, OC


NAPLES POLICE ARRESTED AN MAN WHO WAS FREAKING PEOPLE OUT NEAR THE NAPLES BEACH CLUB AND HOTEL.

OFFICERS SAY JESSE BLAKELY WAS SITTING ON A BENCH WITH A GUN STICKING OUT OF HIS POCKET -- WEARING ONLY PAJAMA PANTS AND A TOWEL ON HIS HEAD.

WHEN POLICE ARRIVED -- THEY FOUND A B-B GUN IN THE BUSHES.

BLAKELY TOLD THEM HE WAS MEETING A FRIEND TO PAINT.

HE FACES DISORDERLY CONDUCT CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


LEBRON CONTRACT-VO


LEBRON JAMES AND THE MIAMI HEAT MAY BE PARTING WAYS.

THE BASKETBALL SUPERSTAR IS OPTING OUT OF HIS CONTRACT.

THAT MEANS -- HE'LL BE AN UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENT STARTING JULY 1ST.

JAMES WAS SET TO MAKE $20-MILLION DOLLARS THIS SEASON.

THE MOVE COMES JUST ONE WEEK AFTER THE HEAT LOST TO THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS IN THE N-B-A FINALS. Return to index of stories...


WATKINS ADIDAS AD-NATSVO in TVBOX, SS


SOUTH FORT MYERS GRAD -- SAMMY WATKINS -- STARS IN A NEW ADIDAS COMMERICIAL.

sammy Watkins Adidas Ad

WATKINS WAS PICKED 4TH OVERAL IN THE NFL DRAFT BY THE BUFFALO BILLS.

THE WIDE RECEIVER SIGNED A DEAL WITH ADIDAS LAST MONTH.

EARLIER TODAY -- HE TWEETED "JUST WANT TO THANK ADIDAS FOR THE LOVE."

BY THE WAY -- THE NEW SPRINGBLADE SHOE HITS STORES TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


FSWS COLLEGE DAY-OC


ONE WEEK FROM TODAY -- EDISON STATE COLLEGE WILL "OFFICIALLY" HAVE A NEW NAME -- FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE.

TO CELEBRATE THE SCHOOL'S NEW CHAPTER -- COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TODAY PROCLAIMED JULY FIRST -- FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE DAY.

THE COLLIER CAMPUS WAS BUILT IN 19-91. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-trx REM-LIVE, SS


RIGHT NOW --

WE CONTINUE TO MONITOR BREAKING NEWS -- THE SEARCH FOR TWO MISSING CHILDREN IN ESTERO -- Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) yellow jackets attack-SOTVO


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

Hot and humid on Wednesday

Very warm and humid conditions are expected overnight tonight with lows only retreating to the mid and upper 70s along the shoreline. Inland areas of the peninsula should see temps back in the low to mid 70s.

Dry conditions are expected along the coastline tonight, but through the evening, there will remain the chance for some showers and storms for the inland and east coast regions of the state.

Wednesday looks hot. Temperatures are expected to reach 94 at Fort Myers, 91 at Naples and 95 at Immokalee. With plenty of humidity in place it looks to be a sweltering afternoon. Though forecast data suggests communities along the immediate coastline will stay dry, we'll need to leave in the opportunity for a few showers or thunderstorms developing by late afternoon for areas east of Interstate 75.

A more typical rainy season pattern featuring shower and storm potential along the US 41 corridor returns late in the work week. Temperatures on Thursday look to peak near 93, with 92 the forecast high on Friday. Return to index of stories...


MISSING KIDS-trx REM-LIVE


NBC 2 IS STAYING ON TOP OF BREAKING NEWS IN ESTERO -- AND THE SEARCH FOR TWO MISSING CHILDREN.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR 3-YEAR OLD INNOCENCE DAVIS AND 2-YEAR OLD CASPIAN THOMAS.

THE CHILDREN WERE LAST SEEN AT THEIR HOME AROUND THE COVERED WAGON MOBILE HOME PARK IN ESTERO -- MORE THAN 5 HOURS AGO. Return to index of stories...


MISSING KIDS-SS, VO


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missing kids-SOT


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MISSING KIDS-REM-LIVE


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TOSS TO TY-mitto in TC MON VIDBOX


WE WANT TO GIVE YOU A BETTER PERSPECTIVE OF THE AREA THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS SEARCHING.

THE COVERED WAGON MOBILE HOME PARK IS SOUTH OF CORKSCREW ROAD, WEST OF U-S 41. YOU CAN SEE THERE'S A LARGE WOODED AREA AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THIS IS NEAR THE KORESHAN STATE PARK.

NBC2'S TY RUSSELL IS LIVE AT A BOAT RAMP IN THE PARK -- TY, WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? Return to index of stories...


TY LIVE MISSING CHILDREN-CELL REM 2


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SCOTT CHILD SAFETY SEATS-trx VOTOPS


FLORIDA NO LONGER HAS THE WEAKEST CHILD SAFETY SEAT LAWS IN THE COUNTRY.

TODAY -- GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SIGNED A BILL -- THAT REQUIRES CHILDREN USE A CRASH-TESTED, FEDERALLY APPROVED SAFETY SEAT UNTIL THEY ARE 5 YEARS OLD.

BEFORE NOW -- THE LAW WAS ONLY FOR CHILDREN 3 YEARS OLD AND YOUNGER.

CAR CRASHES ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH OF CHILDREN IN THE U-S. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO


WE'LL CONTINUE TO MONITOR BREAKING NEWS IN THE FIVE O'CLOCK HOUR -- TWO MISSING TODDLERS IN ESTERO.

AND -- DEVELOPING AT SIX.

A NAPLES DOCTOR TELLS US WHY HE'S HELPING A LITTLE GIRL IN MISSISSIPPI, EVEN THOUGH HER FAMILY'S HEARTBREAKING STORY MAY BE A LIE. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) MISSING CHILDREN-SS


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TZ2 B) naples doctor-VOTOPS


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PG DOWNTOWN BEAR-ON CAM


PUNTA GORDA POLICE HAVE BEEN GETTING CALLS SINCE SUNDAY ABOUT YET ANOTHER BLACK BEAR SIGHTING IN OUR AREA.

NBC2'S CHRIS GILMORE SPOKE WITH ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO SPOTTED THE BEAR AND SAYS SHE COULDN'T BELIEVE HER EYES. Return to index of stories...


PG DOWNTOWN BEAR-PKG


IT'S NO SECRET THAT LAISHLEY PARK PIER IS A GREAT PLACE TO FISH.

SO THAT'S EXACTLY WHERE PUNTA GORDA RESIDENT KRYSTAL DELEGAL FOUND HERSELF LATE SUNDAY AND INTO EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

SHE DIDN'T JUST CATCH FISH, BUT ALSO A GLIMPSE OF A BLACK BEAR.

"I was like right there and I looked over to my car to see if it was okay and I see something big and black and I 'm like is that bear? I know that's not a dog is that a bear."

AFTER THINKING ABOUT IT, SHE WAS PRETTY SURE WHAT MAY HAVE ATTRACTED THE BEAR RIGHT TO HER CAR.

"The shrimp, the shrimp in my car."

DELEGAL SAID IT'D BEEN SITTING IN HER CAR FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AT THAT POINT AND DEFINITELY SMELLED FISHY.

"Delegal tracked the black bear down from the parking lot to the sprinkler park behind me and then on to the justice center where the Police picked up the search and they caught it all on tape."

THROUGH DOWNTOWN PUNTA GORDA DOWN VIRGINIA AVENUE AND RIGHT THROUGH A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD.

DEPUTIES WITH THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ALSO RESPONDED TO CALLS ABOUT SIGHTINGS SUNDAY NIGHT.

IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE ANYONE HAS SEEN A BEAR WITHIN THE CITY.

"This is absolutely a rare occurence I've been here 17 years and this is only the second time I've heard of a black bear roaming around Punta Gorda."

PGPD CONTACTED THE FLORIDA WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION ABOUT THE SIGHTING.

THEY SENT AN OFFICER TO DOCUMENT INCIDENT.

ACCORDING TO F-W-C THE BEAR WAS LIKELY PASSING THROUGH THE AREA.

"yeah it was really afraid, I kinda felt bad in a way."

F-W-C OFFICER SAY BLACK BEARS ARE NATURALLY AFRAID OF PEOPLE.

IF THEY'RE RUNNING AWAY IT'S A GOOD THING.

.REPORTING IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY CG NBC2. Return to index of stories...


FL YELLOW JACKETS ATTACK-trx SOTVO, TC MON


"He said 'I just wanted to give up because it hurt so bad, but I had to keep going because I seen Daddy laying there on the ground."

TONIGHT -- A FLORIDA FATHER AND SON ARE IN INTENSIVE CARE -- AFTER THEY WERE ATTACKED BY A SWARM OF YELLOW JACKETS.

EACH ONE WAS STUNG MORE THAN 300 TIMES!

DURING THE ATTACK -- THE 7-YEAR-OLD BOY FOUGHT THROUGH THE PAIN TO SAVE HIS DAD. Return to index of stories...


FL YELLOW JACKETS ATTACK-PKG


Jennifer Jones/Husband & Son Attacked by Yellow Jackets

"Just to see them like that and so swollen and so many marks on them and it's just horrible."

JENNIFER JONES SAYS LIFE HAS BEEN A BLUR THE PAST WEEK.

SHE'S BEEN BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN TWO HOSPITALS -- VISITING HER HUSBAND AND 7-YEAR-OLD SON WHO ARE BOTH IN INTENSIVE CARE.

"I wish I could take my son's pain away it's horrible."

DAVID ALVAREZ AND HIS SON, JORDAN, WERE WALKING IN A WOODED AREA OUTSIDE OF ORLANDO WITH THEIR DOG --

WHEN THEY WERE ATTACKED BY THOUSANDS OF YELLOW JACKETS.

Brien Schou/Called 911

"I saw a man and a boy stumbling out of the woods and stumbled across the road covered in bees."

JORDAN LEAD HIS DAD -- WHO'S ALLERGIC TO HORNETS -- OUT TO THE ROAD TO FIND HELP.

"I know he wanted to quit because he said I just wanted to give up because it hurt so bad, but I had to keep going because I seen daddy laying there on the ground.

LITTLE DID HE KNOW, MORE HELP WAS ON THE WAY.

A BEE KEEPER WHO LIVES CLOSE BY, HEARD THE SCREAMS.

Jim Kunze/Beekeeper

"It was pretty bad, there was chicken pox times 5, at least."

JIM KUNZE THREW ON HIS BEE OUTFIT --

AND STARTED KILLING THE HORNETS -- WHILE WAITING FOR THE PARAMEDICS.

HE THINKS ONE OF THEM OR THE DOG STEPPED ON THE HORNETS NEST -- WHICH LIVE IN THE GROUND.

They will be lucky to survive this. They were attacked that viciously.

When I got there there was actually a bee still in my son's ear.

DAVID DEVELOPED PNEUMONIA AND A BLOOD CLOT.

JORDAN IS STILL HAVING TROUBLE BREATHING.

"It seems like it's a rollercoaster, one gets worse, one gets better, from better to worse. Return to index of stories...


FL YELLOW JACKETS ATTACK-OC


A GROUP OF BEE KEEPERS HOPES TO REMOVE THE NEST BY THE END OF THE WEEK.

THEY THINK THERE MAY BE UP TO 60-THOUSAND YELLOW JACKETS INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 5:30-CLIP


THESE TWO ESTERO CHILDREN HAVE BEEN MISSING FOR SIX HOURS.

THREE YEAR OLD INNOCENCE DAVIS, AND 2 YEAR OLD CASPIAN THOMAS.

THEY WERE LAST SEEN BEFORE NOON, AT THE COVERED WAGON MOBILE HOME PARK, ON TAMIAMI TRAIL.

MY CO-ANCHOR KELLIE BURNS IS THERE.SHE'LL JOIN US LIVE TO SHOW US THE MASSIVE SEARCH EFFORT, NEXT AT 5-30. Return to index of stories...


A) MISSING ESTERO CHILDREN-SSTOPS


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B)-VOTOPS


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