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HL1) LEHIGH HOME INVASION-VOTOPS-TRX HISTORIC FM BUILDING-SOTVO
HL2) SANIBEL FIRE-VOTOPS-TRX SERVER FIRED FOR GIVING MUFFIN AWAY-ON CAM
HL3) WEATHER-TRX WX CENTER SERVER FIRED FOR GIVING MUFFIN AWAY-PKG
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS
DANE EAGLE NO DUI-TRX VO TZ1A) MISSING CHILD-VOTOPS
LEHIGH ACRES HOME INVASION-TCMON- SS TZ3B) BASE JUMPER DARE-VOTOPS
LEHIGH ACRES HOME INVASION-VO TS1) HOME INVASION-TRIP ANIBOX
LAST WEEK'S HOME INVASION SIMILARITIES-TCMON-GRAPH TS2) SANIBEL FIRE-TRIP ANIBOX
MISSING MAN FOUND DEAD-TRX SSTOPS TS3) OPERATION DRY WATER-TRIP ANIBOX
MISSING HIKER-OTS-SS NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
RACE TRAC ROBBERY-TRX OC-SS DANE EAGLE NO DUI CHARGE-VOTOPS
SANIBEL FIRE-VO TC MON -WIPE TO LIVE MISSING CHILD FOUND OTHER KIDS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY-
SANIBEL FIRE-REM LIVE MISSING CHILD FOUND OTHER KIDS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY-
SANIBEL FIRE-PKG MISSING CHILDREN 911 CALLS-OTS-VO
SANIBEL FIRE-SOTVO MISSING CHILDREN 911 CALLS-SOT-SS
SANIBEL FIRE-REM LIVE DEP WATER TESTING-OC, SS, OC
FAMILY KILLED FUNERAL-FSS FL NEW CHARITY LAWS-TRX OC VO
TAMPA GIRL CHARGES DROPPED-TRX SS VO FL NEW CHARITY LAWS-SOTVO
TRAYVON MARTIN FOUNDATION-TRX-VO CHIKUNGUNYA CASE-OC-SS
FL FOOD STAMP BONUS-TRX-VO MAN RUNS OVER WOMAN-INTRO
CAMPAIGN REPORTS DUE TODAY-ON CAM BANNER MAN RUNS OVER WOMAN-PKG
OPERATION DRY WATER-TRX OC VO MISS DELEWARE CONTROVERSY-OC VO
OPERATION DRY WATER-SOTVO GOLDEN GATE BARRIER-OC VO
OBAMA VETERANS HEALTH-OTS PYTHON BAN-OTS
IMMIGRATION STALLED-TRX-VO BASE JUMPER DARE-OC NATSVO
IMMIGRATION STALLED-SOTVO TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
BENGHAZI SUSPECT ARRIVAL-TRX-VO TZ4A) SHARK IN POND-VOWIPE
FREE HIV TESTING-TRX INTRO DBX TZ5B) TEEN WINS CAR-VOTOPS
FREE HIV TESTING-REMLIVE WEATHER TEASE-STC
FREE HIV TESTING-LIVE INTERVIEW SHARK STUCK IN POND-ON CAM
FREE HIV TESTING-REMLIVE SHARK STUCK IN POND-PKG
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
TZ1A) BLACK BEAR SIGHTINGS-VOTOPS-TRX WEATHER-WX WALL
TZ1B) LIQUOR STORE-VOTOPS TEEN WINS CAR GIVES IT TO FRIEND-ON CAM
WEATHER-STC TEEN WINS CAR GIVES IT TO FRIEND-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP SUGARY DRINK BAN GOES FLAT-VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL SUGARY DRINK BAN GOES FLAT-SOTVO
BLACK BEAR SIGHTINGS-TRX-VO TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
BLACK BEAR SIGHTINGS-SOTVO TZ5A) AROUND THE WORLD-VO
PINE ISLAND PED SAFETY-VO BONITA DOGS-TRX OC VO
PINE ISLAND PED SAFETY-SOTVO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
LIQUOR STORE SUSPECT VS CLERK-VO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
LIQUOR STORE SUSPECT VS CLERK-SOTVO TRIP AROUND THE WORLD-VOTOPS
SHIA LABEOUF ARRESTED-VOTOPSWIPE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
AMERICANS LONG VACATIONS-OC VO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
TALLEST WATER SLIDE-VOTOPS WALMART AND IPHONES-TRXVOTOPS
TEASE TWO-TRXVOTOPS NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM
TZ2A) HISTORIC FM BUILDING-VOWIPE NOON TZA) SANIBEL FIRE-VOTOPS
TZ2B) SERVER FIRED-VOTOPS NOON TZB) YARD CLEANUP-VOTOPS
HISTORIC FM BUILDING-VO CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


HL1) LEHIGH HOME INVASION-VOTOPS-TRX


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW--

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A BRAZEN HOME INVASION. A LEHIGH ACRES MAN WAKES UP STARING DOWN THE BARREL OF A GUN.

NBC-2 HAS ALL THE DETAILS STRIGHT AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


HL2) SANIBEL FIRE-VOTOPS-TRX


THE CLEAN UP IS UNDERWAY THIS MORNING. AFTER A LIGHTNING STRIKE STARTS A FIRE ON SANIBEL OVERNIGHT.

WE ARE LIVE OUTSIDE THE SANIBEL CONDO HOMES A LOOK AT THE DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WEATHER-TRX WX CENTER


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NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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DANE EAGLE NO DUI-TRX VO


BREAKING NEWS---

WE HAVE JUST LEARNED STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE WILL *NOT* BE CHARGED WITH DUI.

INSTEAD THE CAPE CORAL LAWMAKER WILL BE CITED FOR RECKLESS DRIVING.

EAGLE WAS ARRESTED IN APRIL AFTER HITTING A CURB AND RUNNING A RED LIGHT IN TALLAHASSEE.

THE OFFICER WHO PULLED HIM OVER SAYS EAGLE SMELLED LIKE ALCOHOL -- BUT REFUSED TO TAKE A BREATH TEST.

Dane eagle released a statement,,,it reads in part.

Today, I am very pleased to let you know that we can finally put this entire matter behind us.

As I have maintained throughout, I did not drive under the influence.

I did, however, exercise poor judgment that night, and in my carelessness I drove recklessly. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ACRES HOME INVASION-TCMON- SS


GOOD MORNING. I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

WE BEGIN WITH A DEVELOPING STORY OUT OF LEHIGH ACRES.

A RETIRED POLICE OFFICER WAKES UP TO THREE GUNS POINTED AT HIS FACE AND THE MEN DEMANDING MONEY.

IT ALL HAPPENED AROUND 2:30 THIS MORNING AT A HOME ON 35TH STREET WEST, JUST OFF SUNSHINE BOULEVARD NORTH.NEAR HARNS MARSH. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ACRES HOME INVASION-VO


NBC2 WAS FIRST ON THE SCENE THIS MORNING, AS INVESTIGATORS COMBED THE AREA FOR EVIDENCE.

ACCORDING TO THE VICTIM, THE THREE MASKED MEN STARTING SHOUTING, WE KNOW YOU HAVE JEWELRY AND MONEY BECAUSE YOU'RE WHITE.

THE SUSPECTS THEN TIED HIM AND UP AND STOLE 2 GUNS, HIS WALLET AND HIS CREDIT CARDS.

THEY ALSO TRIED TO STEAL HIS CAR BUT COULD NOT GET THE GARAGE OPEN.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS STILL INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


LAST WEEK'S HOME INVASION SIMILARITIES-TCMON-GRAPH


THIS MORNING'S HOME INVASION IS SIMILAR TO ONE THAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK ON MARTIN AVE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THAT'S WHEN A COUPLE WOKE UP TO PEOPLE YELLING, WE KNOW YOU HAVE MONEY BECAUSE YOU HAVE A JOB AND A WORK TRUCK IN YOUR DRIVEWAY."

THE GUNMEN IN THAT CASE STOLE THE VICTIMS CAR. IT WAS EVENTUALLY FOUND ABANDONED A FEW HOURS LATER.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS NOT YET COMMENTED ON WHETHER THEY THINK THE TWO MAY BE CONNECTED. Return to index of stories...


MISSING MAN FOUND DEAD-TRX SSTOPS


A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE THIS MORNING--

NBC-2 JUST CONFIRMED THAT THE MAN WHO WENT MISSING FROM HIS CHARLOTTE COUNTY HOME YESTERDAY WAS FOUND DEAD.

THE BODY OF 57 YEAR OLD ROBERT BECKMAN WAS DISOVERED THIS MORNING. IN A CANAL NEAR HIS HOME IN THE CHARLOTTE RANCHETTES AREA OF PUNTA GORDA.

BECKMAN HAD MEDICAL ISSUES AND TROUBLE SEEING.

THERE WERE NO SIGNS OF FOUL PLAY. Return to index of stories...


MISSING HIKER-OTS-SS


THE HIKER LOST IN BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE IS SAFE THIS MORNING. AFTER A MASSIVE SEARCH OVERNIGHT.

THE HIKER CALLED FOR HELP YESTERDAY AFERNOON AFTER WANDERING OFF THE TRAIL AND GETTING LOST. THE SEARCH HAD TO BE CALLED OFF OVERNIGHT BECAUSE OF LIGHTNING AND BAD WEATHER.

THE MAN WAS FOUND UNHARMED THIS MORNING Return to index of stories...


RACE TRAC ROBBERY-TRX OC-SS


SOMEBODY ROBBED THE RACE TRACK GAS STATION ON US 41 IN FORT MYERS FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A MONTH.

FORT MYERS POLICE USED DOGS AND A HELICOPTER TO TRY AND FIND THE SUSPECT WHO HIT THE STATION AT EDISON AVENUE ABOUT 4:45 THIS MORNING.

WE ARE WORKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION AND SURVEILLANCE PICTURES OF THE SUSPECT. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL FIRE-VO TC MON -WIPE TO LIVE


A RAGING FIRE DESTROYS A CONDOMINIUM COMPLEX ON SANIBEL.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS INCREDIBLE CELL PHONE VIDEO OF THE FIRE, THIS WAS TAKEN LAST NIGHT JUST AFTER 11 O'CLOCK.

THE FIRE BROKE OUT JUST BEFORE 11 O'CLOCK LAST NIGHT ON MIDDLE GULF DRIVE.

NBC2 HAS LEARNED THE FIRE WAS SPARKED BY LIGHTNING.

THE FLAMES WERE SO BIG AND BRIGHT PEOPLE OVER ON FORT MYERS BEACH SAID THEY COULD SEE IT.

THE GOOD NEWS, THE BUILDING WAS UNOCCUPIED AT THE TIME.

LET'S GO TO NBC2'S ALEX DE ARMIS WHO HAS BEEN ON SCENE ALL MORNING.

ALEX, WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED? Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL FIRE-REM LIVE


ITS BEEN 12 HOURS FROM WHEN THE FIRE STARTED-- AND I CAN STILL SEE SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE CONDO.

CHECK OUT THAT DAMAGE-- THE ROOF I COMPLETELY CAVED IT-- THE INSIDE IS DESTROYED.

FORTUNATELY NO ONE WAS INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL FIRE-PKG


PKG

NAT SOUND: Cell phone video

A SANIBEL CONDO-- ENGULFED IN FLAMES---

SOT

Chris Schenkel, lives across the street

:25-30

"When the lightning hit it rattled where I was at. I'm a hundred yards away from it.

PEOPLE WHO WATCHED THE FLAMES GROW IN SECONDS SAY-- LIGHTNING IS TO BLAME.

SOT

0:25-0:37

Chris Schenkel, lives across the street

"It started off small, just coming out of the vent. And then in a matter of seconds, it was just ginormous. "

IT TOOK 7 FIRE UNITS-- 30 FIRE FIGHTERS TO TACKLE THIS--

SOT

Maggie Scholl, vacationing near by

"When he got out of his car he said smoke was so bad. I can't breath."

MAGGIE SCHOLLS HUSBAND DROVE PAST THE CONDO LAST NIGHT.

".And he was sneezing and coughing. "

PARTS OF THE BUILDING SURROUND THE FRONT LAWN.

NAT

PEOPLE IN THE CONDOS ON BOTH SIDES WERE EVACUATED-- THEY SUFFERED ALOT OF SMOKE DAMAGE AND LOST POWER.

THOSE IN THIS SANIBEL COMMUNITY ARE HAPPY NOONE WAS HURT.

Chris Schenkel, lives across the street

"The whole roof is gone-- the assistant fire chief said he was in there and he can look up at the stars." Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL FIRE-SOTVO


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SANIBEL FIRE-REM LIVE


NO ONE WAS INSIDE OF THE CONDO--- MANAGEMENT HERE TELL ME FOUR UNITS WERE DESTROYED.

THEY ALL HAVE OWNERS-- BUT FORTUNATELY THEY ARE NOT LIVING IN THEM RIGHT NOW.

THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL IS HERE RIGHT NOW INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


FAMILY KILLED FUNERAL-FSS


TONIGHT FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL SAY GOODBYE TO THE SAN CARLOS PARK FAMILY MURDERED IN THEIR HOME.

VISITATION IS SCHEDULED TONIGHT FOR THE NAVAS FAMILY.

MARIA NAVAS AND HER THREE YOUNG DAUGHTERS WERE KILLED BY THEIR FATHER EARLIER THIS MONTH.

ENRIQUE MEDINA THEN SHOT HIMSELF.

VISITATION BEGINS AT 5 O'CLOCK AT THE FORT MYERS MEMORIAL GARDENS.

THE FUNERAL IS SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA GIRL CHARGES DROPPED-TRX SS VO


MOST OF THE CHARGES HAVE BEEN DROPPED AGAINST THE MAIN SUSPECT IN THE DEATH OF A 9-YEAR-OLD TAMPA GIRL.

PROSECUTORS ARE ONLY PURSUING ONE OF THE FOUR SEX CHARGES FILED AGAINST 35-YEAR-OLD GRANVILLE RICHIE.

RICHIE HAS BEEN JAILED SINCE MAY 21 WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED ON DRUG AND HAVING SEX WITH A MINOR CHARGES UNRELATED TO THE DEATH OF FELECIA WILLIAMS.

THE GIRL WAS REPORTED MISSING ON THE NIGHT OF MAY 16 AND HER BODY WAS FOUND FLOATING IN TAMPA BAY THE NEXT DAY.

RICHIE HAS NOT BEEN CHARGED WITH THE MURDER. Return to index of stories...


TRAYVON MARTIN FOUNDATION-TRX-VO


NEW INFORMATION AT 11, ABOUT THE TRAYVON MARTIN FOUNDATION.

IT'S NOW UP AND RUNNING.

THERE WAS A CEREMONY THIS MORNING FOR THE TEENAGER WHO WAS GUNNED DOWN IN 2012 BY GEORGE ZIMMERMAN.

THE FOUNDATION FOCUSES ON HELPING FAMILIES AFFECTED BY CRIME.

MARTINS PARENTS ATTENED THE CEREMONY.

ZIMMERMAN NEVER DENIED SHOOTING TRAYVON MARTIN, BUT SAID IT WAS IN SELF DEFENSE.

A JURY FOUND HIM NOT GUILTY OF MURDER AT HIS TRIAL LAST SUMMER. Return to index of stories...


FL FOOD STAMP BONUS-TRX-VO


FLORIDA IS GETTING A 7 MILLION DOLLAR BONUS FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR ITS FOOD STAMP PROGRAM.

FLORIDA'S ERROR RATE IS LESS THAN ONE PERCENT, THE SECOND LOWEST IN THE NATION.

it’s the 7TH YEAR IN A ROW DCF HAS RECIEVED THE AWARD.

STATE AGENCIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE REQUIRED EACH YEAR TO REVIEW A SAMPLE OF HOUSEHOLDS AND DOUBLE-CHECK IF THE FAMILY IS ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE AND THE BENEFITS LEVELS ARE APPROPRIATE. Return to index of stories...


CAMPAIGN REPORTS DUE TODAY-ON CAM BANNER


CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS ARE DUE TODAY FOR STATE POLITICAL CANDIDATES AND COMMITTEES.

THAT MEANS THEY HAVE TO SHOW ANY UPDATES ON CAMPAIGN FINANCES INCLUDING NEW CONTRIBUTIONS. AND EXPENDTIURES THROUGH JUNE 20TH.

DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE CHARLIE CRIST JUST RELEASED HIS TAX RETURNS FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS AS WELL.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM, THERE IS A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE NBC-2.COM CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


OPERATION DRY WATER-TRX OC VO


NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING IF YOU PLAN ON TAKING YOUR BOAT OUT THIS WEEKEND.

STARTING TODAY, AND THROUGH THE WEEKEND, LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL BE OUT LOOKING FOR BOATERS BREAKING THE LAW.

SEVERAL AGENCIES WILL BE ON THE WATER LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE DRINKING AND BOATING.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM A PRESS CONFERENCE THIS MORNING.

LAST YEAR, NINE PEOPLE DIED FROM BOATING ACCIDENTS RELATED TO ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE. Return to index of stories...


OPERATION DRY WATER-SOTVO


23:51 its about educating the public about the dangers of drinking while boating it also does the enforcement side of it and get those operators off the water 24:00

WHITE FLASH

5:28 do you have any alcohol on the boat at all? nope

THE LEADING FACTOR IN BOATER DEATHS IS ALCOHOL USE. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA VETERANS HEALTH-OTS


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS HEARING FROM VETERANS TODAY ABOUT PROBLEMS PLAGUING THE V-A SYSTEM.

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS TODAY OBAMA WILL MEET WITH ACTING V-A SECRETARY SLOAN GIBSON.

A BROAD REVIEW OF VETERANS AFFAIRS CLINICS IS UNDERWAY, FOLLOWING ALLEGATIONS OF TREATMENT DELAYS. IT IS ALLEGED HUNDREDS OF VETERANS DIED WAITING TO SEE A DOCTOR. Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRATION STALLED-TRX-VO


A YEAR AGO TODAY, A GROUP OF LAWMAKERS, 4 REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS, TALKED ABOUT A COMPROMISE ON IMMIGRATION REFORM.

TODAY, NOT MUCH HAS BEEN DONE.

DEMOCRATS BLAME ERIC CANTOR.

HE WAS WILLING TO LET CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS STAY IN THE U-S, AND HIS TEA PARTY OPPONENT USED IT AGAINST HIM - SCARING OFF ANY OTHER REPUBLICAN WILLING TO COMPROMISE ON IMMIGRATION.

EVEN MARCO RUBIO - THE SON OF IMMIGRANTS WHO HELPED CRAFT THE COMPROMISE BILL - DOUBTS THERE'S ANY MIDDLE GROUND NOW. Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRATION STALLED-SOTVO


"We're not going to award 12 million people citizenship. And we're not going to round up and deport 12 million people."

AS LAWMAKERS LEAVE CAPITOL HILL WITH NO ACTION ON IMMIGRATION, PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS ASKED HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON TO LOOK INTO WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION CAN DO ON ITS OWN. Return to index of stories...


BENGHAZI SUSPECT ARRIVAL-TRX-VO


NOW TO A STORY THAT WILL BE A BIG DEAL IN THE DAYS AHEAD.

THE SUSPECTED MASTERMIND OF THE ATTACK ON THE U-S EMBASSY IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA, IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE IN THE UNITED STATES SOON.

AS EARLY AS THIS WEEKEND, OFFICIALS EXPECT AHMED ABU KHATALLAH TO ARRIVE IN THE U-S.

HE'S EXPECTED TO FACE A FORMAL INDICTMENT AS SOON AS HE ARRIVES IN THE U-S.

HE HAS SPENT MOST OF THE PAST TWO WEEKS ON BOARD THE U-S-S NEW YORK, BEING INTERROGATED BY THE HIGH VALUE DETAINEE INTERROGATION GROUP -- WHICH IS LED BY THE F-B-I.

THE ATTACK ON THE U-S CONSULATE IN BENGHAZI LEFT FOUR PEOPLE DEAD, INCLUDING AN AMBASSADOR. Return to index of stories...


FREE HIV TESTING-TRX INTRO DBX


TODAY IS NATIONAL H-I-V TESTING DAY.

RIGHT NOW ONE POINT ONE MILLION PEOPLE ARE LIVING WITH HIV AND ONE IN SIX OF THOSE DON'T EVEN KNOW IT.

NBC S SAM SWEENEY IS LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS WHERE YOU CAN GET TESTED FOR FREE TODAY.

SAM TELL US WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW. Return to index of stories...


FREE HIV TESTING-REMLIVE


KELLIE STACEY. AS YOU JUST SAID ABOUT 15 PERCENT OF THOSE WHO ARE INFECTED DON'T EVEN KNOW IT.

FLORIDA RANKS NUMBER 2 IN THE NATION FOR HIV INFECTION.

MANY PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE NOT AT RISK--- BUT THIS VIRUS DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ANY ONE WHO IS SEXUALLY ACTIVE IS AT RISK.

HIV IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE IF YOU TREAT IT EARLY.

THATS WHY TODAY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE SPONSERING FREE TESTING CENTERS ALL OVER. INCLUDING HERE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

I AM JOINED BY MARIEL ORENGA FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN LEE COUNTY-- SHE EXPLAINS WHY GETTING TESTED IS SO CRUCIAL.

YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR STATUS SO YOU DONT INFECT OTHERS AND YOU CAN TREAT YOURSELF

THE TEST IS ITS SIMPLE, AND ONLY TAKES A FEW MINUTES.

TESTING RUNS NOW THROUGH 2 THIS AFTERNOON HERE AT THE LIBRARY AND YOU CAN ALSO GO TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN NAPLES FOR FREE TESTING TODAY FROM 8-4.

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


FREE HIV TESTING-LIVE INTERVIEW


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FREE HIV TESTING-REMLIVE


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TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


BLACK BEARS ARE POPPING UP ALL ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

HOW THE F-W-C ARE HELPING HUMANS AND BEARS LIVE IN PEACE WITH ONE ANOTHER.

PLUS--

FIND OUT WHY BOTTLES WENT FLYING AT THIS CALIFORNIA LIQUOR STORE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) BLACK BEAR SIGHTINGS-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1B) LIQUOR STORE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


!!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!!!

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 & Stormy To End The Week

Managed to tie the record high temperature on Thursday at 97°. Needless to say, it was hot out there.

Good news for Friday is temperatures shouldn't be quite as hot as Thursday but will still be toasty. Latest models suggest many of us staying in the low 90s this afternoon with upper 80s along the coastline. Extra moisture in the atmosphere will help fuel high humidity levels again Friday meaning it will be another very muggy day across the region.

Shower and storm chances return again Friday afternoon. Some will be on the stronger side with gusty winds, heavy downpours and deadly lightning. A few storms could also linger into the overnight into the pre-dawn hours of Saturday.

Saturday & Sunday will be very similar. Highs both days look to top out in the low 90s and it will be humid. Scattered storms will be predominately in the afternoon with some carrying into the overnight. Return to index of stories...


BLACK BEAR SIGHTINGS-TRX-VO


FLORIDA BLACK BEARS ARE SHOWING A RESURGENCE -- IN FACT IN JUST THE LAST MONTH -- THERE HAVE BEEN NINE BEARS SPOTTED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE FLORIDA WILDLIFE COMMISSION MET WITH DOZENS OF PEOPLE IN COLLIER COUNTY LAST NIGHT TO EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT CO-EXISTING WITH BEARS, AND HEAR THEIR CONCERNS.

MANY PEOPLE ASKED ABOUT HOW THE BEARS ARE RELOCATED. AND EXPRESSED THEIR OPPOSITION TO HUNTING THEM. Return to index of stories...


BLACK BEAR SIGHTINGS-SOTVO


"Here at these meetings and the stake holder groups they may

come up with some idea that's just fantastic, silver bullet maybe,

we're looking for that.

WILDLIFE EXPERTS SAY MATING SEASON IS CAUSING THE RISE IN SIGHTINGS.

THIS LASTS UNTIL AUGUST, AND IT'S WHEN MOST CUBS ARE WANDERING OUT ON THEIR OWN FOR THE FIRST TIME.

THERE WILL BE ONE MORE PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON TUESDAY IN LEE COUNTY.

FOR THE TIMES AND LOCATION- VISIT OUR WEBSITE- NBC-2.COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND PED SAFETY-VO


THE LARGEST TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT CRACKDOWN IS UNDERWAY IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

DEPUTIES SPENT THE DAY, THURSDAY, PATROLLING PINE ISLAND ROAD NEAR U.S. 41

THE AREA IS RANKED AS ONE OF THE WORST IN LEE COUNTY WHEN IT COMES TO TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIAN DEATHS.

WE TALKED TO A GUY WHO WAS ACTUALLY HIT BY A CAR THERE. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND PED SAFETY-SOTVO


:01-:04 Carrol Massey, NFM "I just kept walking across. just happy I wasn't dead."

:04-:13 Deputy Bil Joseph, LCS "Some of our older citizens in Lee County may not be able to get across the roadway as quickly as a younger person.

DEPUTIES TELL NBC2 THIS IS PART OF THEIR INITIATIVE TO MAKE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA A MORE PEDESTRIAN-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


LIQUOR STORE SUSPECT VS CLERK-VO


THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO - CAPTURES A THEIF USING A UNIQUE WEAPON TO ROBBER A LIQUOR STORE IN SAN JOSE.

A BOTTLE OF WHISKY.

HE GRABS SOME CIGARETTES.

HE THEN GETS A CASE OF BEER. ALL WHILE EXCHANGING WORDS WITH THE CASHIER.

BEFORE YOU KNOW IT. HE STARTS THROWING BOTTLES!

AND TO TOP IT OFF. THE CLERK FIGHTS BACK. WITH A WEAPON OF HIS OWN Return to index of stories...


LIQUOR STORE SUSPECT VS CLERK-SOTVO


"We've asked around in our department. we've never seen a liquor store robbery where the customer throws bottles at the clerk. that's extreme."

THE FIGHT LASTED FOR TWO MINUTES.

ANOTHER CUSTOMER BROKE UP THE FIGHT.

THE ROBBER GOT AWAY. WITH CIGARETTES AND ALCOHOL IN HAND. Return to index of stories...


SHIA LABEOUF ARRESTED-VOTOPSWIPE


ACTOR SHIA LABEOUF HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR CRIMINAL TRESPASSING AND MISCONDUCT.

POLICE SAY HE CAUSED A DISRUPTION AT A NEW YORK CITY THEATER.

POLICE SAY HE WAS SMOKING AND HARASSING PEOPLE AT THE PERFORMANCE. Return to index of stories...


AMERICANS LONG VACATIONS-OC VO


MORE AMERICANS ARE TAKING LONGER VACATIONS THIS SUMMER.

ACCORDING TO TRAVEL BOOKING SERVICE SWITCH FLY, THIS YEAR'S AVERAGE VACATION LASTS 6 DAYS.

THAT'S A DAY AND A HALF LONGER THAN LAST YEAR.

TRAVEL INDUSTRY ANALYSTS SAY PEOPLE HAVE MORE MONEY SO THEY ARE TAKING LONGER VACATIONS.

THIS YEAR'S TOP TRAVEL DESTINATIONS: BRAZIL , LAS VEGAS, ORLANDO AND CANCUN, MEXICO. Return to index of stories...


TALLEST WATER SLIDE-VOTOPS


AND SPEAKING OF VACATIONS IF YOUR PLANS INCLUDE A RIDE ON THE WORLD'S TALLEST WATER SLIDE, YOU COULD BE OUT OF LUCK.

FOR THE THIRD TIME, THE OPENING OF A 17-STORY TALL SLIDE AT A WATER PARK IN KANSAS CITY HAS BEEN DELAYED.

THIS TIME PARK OFFICIALS BLAME THE SLIDE'S CONVEYOR SYSTEM WHICH SHUTTLE'S LARGE RAFTS TO THE TOP OF THE RIDE.

THEY HOPE TO HAVE IT WORKING IN THE COMING WEEK. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-TRXVOTOPS


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON NBC-2.

THE LATEST IN A FIGHT TO SAVE A HISTORIC BUILDING IN FORT MYERS FROM DEMOLITON.!

PLUS, FIND OUT WHY A 73-YEAR OLD MAN WAS FIRED FOR FEEDING THE NEEDY. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) HISTORIC FM BUILDING-VOWIPE


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TZ2B) SERVER FIRED-VOTOPS


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HISTORIC FM BUILDING-VO


IT'S ONE OF -- IF NOT *THE* OLDEST BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

BUT IF IT'S OWNER GETS HIS WAY -- THE MORE THAN 100-YEAR-OLD BUILDING AT 2208 FIRST STREET COULD SOON BE NO MORE.

ON THURSDAY. THE CITY'S HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION CONSIDERED A REQUEST BY DEVELOPERS TO DEMOLISH THE ENTIRE BUILDING AFTER CODE ENFORCEMENT RECENTLY DEEMED IT UNSAFE.

PICTURES OF THE BUILDING'S INTERIOR SHOW SEVERE TERMITE DAMAGE AND ROTTING WOODEN SUPPORT STRUCTURES.

DESPITE IMMEDIATE SAFETY CONCERNS SOME PEOPLE FEEL DEMOLISHING THE ENTIRE STRUCTURE WOULD BE A BIG LOSS FOR THE CITYS HISTORIC DISTRICT. Return to index of stories...


HISTORIC FM BUILDING-SOTVO


It would just be like your front tooth was missing, and you know, we can't have that. So at the very least, it needs to be duplicated, exactly."

COMMISSIONERS VOTED TO TABLE THE DEMOLITION REQUEST UNTIL AN ENGINEER CAN ASSESS THE STABILITY OF THE BUILDING'S OUTER FACADE.

THE REQUEST COULD COME BACK TO THE COMMISSION AS SOON AS NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


SERVER FIRED FOR GIVING MUFFIN AWAY-ON CAM


A 73-YEAR OLD VETERAN IN VENICE SAYS HE WAS FIRED FROM A CRACKER BARREL RESTAURANT FOR GIVING A NEEDY MAN A FEW CONDIMENT PACKETS AND A CORN MUFFIN.

HE ADMITS IT WAS AGAINST THE RESTAURANT'S RULES.BUT SAYS HE THINKS IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

JOSH TAYLOR HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


SERVER FIRED FOR GIVING MUFFIN AWAY-PKG


FOR THE PAST THREE PLUS YEARS JOE KOBLENZER HAS PUT ON HIS BROWN AND YELLOW CRACKER BARREL APRON AND GREETED THOSE WHO COME IN TO THE VENICE LOCATION.

"It's a fun job. A job really suited to me."

TWO WEEKS AGO THE 73-YEAR-OLD SAYS A MAN WHO LOOKED LIKE HE MIGHT BE HOMELESS CAME THROUGH THE DOORS.

"He looked a little needy. He asked I had any mayonnaise and some tarter sauce. He said he was going to cook a fish."

THE MAN WHO'S JOB IT IS TO BE FRIENDLY OBLIGED.

"I got it for him. As I walked out I put a corn muffin in."

THAT GESTURE APPARENTLY COST JOE HIS JOB.

"The general manager called me in and said he had some bad news for me. Joe we are going to have to let you go."

HE ADMITS HE'S BEEN WRITTEN UP BEFORE. TWO YEARS AGO FOR GETTING A FOUNTAIN DRINK ON THE JOB AND A SECOND TIME FOR GIVING A CUP OF COFFEE TO WOMAN. HE CLAIMS SHE ACTUALLY PAID FOR IT. RULES ARE RULES.

"It's a rule. They legally can do this because I did break the rule.

NOW THE VIETNAM VET WHO WAS TRYING TO SUPPLEMENT HIS SOCIAL SECURITY IS THE ONE DOWN ON HIS LUCK.

"Hurt me? Oh yeah it has."

THE DEBATE OVER THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE EVENT AND THE SUBSEQUENT FIRING HAS STARTED A FIRE STORM ONLINE. IN RECENT DAYS THE STORY HAS GOTTEN OUT ON FACEBOOK. PAGES LIKE THE VENICE SCOOP AND EVEN THE RESTAURANTS OWN PAGE. WHILE SOME ARE SAYING IT'S THE COMPANY'S RIGHT THE ESTABLISHMENTS REVIEWS HAVE PLUMMETED WITH MORE THAN 30 NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT THE FIRING.

"I feel badly it shines a bad light on the company. I would not want that on any company but it happened."

JOE SAYS HE'S SAD OVER THE SITUATION AND MISSES THE REGULARS AND EMPLOYEES HE'S GOTTEN TO KNOW. EARNING THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF STARS ON HIS APRON FOR PERFORMANCE ACHIEVEMENT AND RESPONSIBILITY.

"You know what? At 73 I was really proud of doing this. I was really proud of getting those stars."

HE SAYS YES IT WAS AGAINST THE RULES AND YES THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO LET HIM GO BUT MORALLY IT STILL FEELS LIKE IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

"I don't think I will be working for a corporation again so I don't know if that will ever come up. Ha."

"Joe says he is looking for a new job but not quite sure yet what he will do. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS


COMING UP.

BARRED FROM CONTACTING HIS SON, THE FATHER OF THE ONCE-MISSING BOY WAS MUCH SUBDUED ON THURSDAY.

WHERE THE BOY FOUND IN HIS FATHER'S BASEMENT IS STAYING NOW AND WHY HIS STEPMOTHER HAS BEEN ARRESTED.

PLUS--

WOULD YOU LET YOUR FRIENDS DO THIS?

STRAIGHT AHEAD WE'LL HAVE MORE ON THIS VIDEO THAT'S GONE VIRAL! Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) MISSING CHILD-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) BASE JUMPER DARE-VOTOPS


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TS1) HOME INVASION-TRIP ANIBOX


GOOD MORNING IM KELLIE BURNS LETS TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

RIGHT NOW, WE'RE WORKING TO GET MORE DETAILS ABOUT A HOME INVASION IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THREE MASKED GUNMAN BROKE INTO A HOME OVERNIGHT ON 35TH STREET WEST.

THE HOMEOWNER, A RETIRED COP, WOKE UP TO GUNS IN HIS FACE

THE MEN TIED HIM UP. TOOK HIS MONEY, AND GOT AWAY. THE VICTIM WAS NOT INJURED. ITS SIMILAR TO ANOTHER HOME INVASION NEARBY LAST WEEK. Return to index of stories...


TS2) SANIBEL FIRE-TRIP ANIBOX


AND INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO DETERMINE WHAT CAUSED AN OVERNIGHT FIRE AT A CONDO ON SANIBEL.

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT ON MIDDLE GULF DRIVE.

THE FIRE WAS SO BIG-- WE'RE TOLD IT WAS SEEN MILES AWAY-- AND LIGHTNING MAY BE TO BLAME.

THERE ARE STILL HOT SPOTS IN THE CONDO.

THE ROOF IS COMPLETELY CAVED IN.

LUCKILY -- NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


TS3) OPERATION DRY WATER-TRIP ANIBOX


AND THIS WEEKEND AUTHORITIES ARE ON WATCH FOR DRUNK BOATERS AS THEY LAUNCH OPERATION DRY WATER. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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DANE EAGLE NO DUI CHARGE-VOTOPS


NEW THIS MORNING.

NBC-2 HAS CONFIRMED THAT STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE WILL *NOT* BE CHARGED WITH DUI.

INSTEAD THE CAPE CORAL LAWMAKER WILL BE CITED FOR RECKLESS DRIVING.

EAGLE WAS ARRESTED IN APRIL AFTER HITTING A CURB AND RUNNING A RED LIGHT IN TALLAHASSEE.

THE OFFICER WHO PULLED HIM OVER SAYS EAGLE SMELLED LIKE ALCOHOL -- BUT REFUSED TO TAKE A BREATH TEST.

DANE EAGLE RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING HE IS VERY PLEASED AND CAN FINALLY PUT THE MATTER BEHIND HIM. Return to index of stories...


MISSING CHILD FOUND OTHER KIDS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY-


NOW TO THE STORY EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT.

THAT MISSING BOY, FOUND IN HIS FATHER'S BASEMENT:

POLICE ADMIT TODAY THERE ARE MORE QUESTIONS THEN ANSWERS.

THEY HAVE GOTTEN A STATMENT FROM THE BOY, BUT AREN'T LETTING THE PARENTS SEE HIM YET.

ANDREW SPENCER REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


MISSING CHILD FOUND OTHER KIDS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY-


WHEN POLICE FOUND 12-YEAR-OLD CHARLIE BOTHUELL, THEY SAY HE DIDN'T APPEAR TO BE A CAPTIVE.

THEY FOUND HIM IN HIS FATHER'S TOWNHOME IN A BASEMENT SIMILAR TO THIS ONE -- HIDDEN IN A SMALL ROOM, IN A CORNER, BEHIND A FURNACE AND A MECHANICAL UNIT. THE BASEMENT HAS NO BATHROOM. INVESTIGATORS SAY IT APPEARED CHARLIE HADN'T BEEN THERE LONG WHEN THEY FOUND HIM.

CHARLIE'S FATHER LEARNED DURING A TV INTERVIEW THAT HIS SON WAS SAFE. COMPARED TO HIS REACTION THEN AND IN FRONT OF REPORTERS ON WEDNESDAY, HIS BEHAVIOR ON THURSDAY WAS VERY MUCH SUBDUED.

"No comment. I can't comment on anything."

"Why's that?"

"Counsel told me to just say no comment."

BOTHEULL ISN'T ALLOWED TO HAVE ANY CONTACT WITH HIS SON DURING THE INVESTIGATION, WHICH INVESTIGATORS SAY IS STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE.

HIS WIFE, CHARLIE'S STEPMOTHER, WAS ARRESTED ON AN UNRELATED CHARGE -- A PROBATION VIOLATION STEMMING FROM A PREVIOUS WEAPONS CHARGE.

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES TOOK THE COUPLE'S OTHER TWO CHILDREN, A FOUR-YEAR-OLD BOY AND A 10-MONTH-OLD GIRL, INTO CUSTODY ON THURSDAY.

CHARLIE MET WITH CHILD PSYCHOLOGISTS BEFORE TALKING TO POLICE. HE'S NOW STAYING WITH HIS MOTHER ON DETROIT'S EAST SIDE.

POLICE SAY THEY HAVEN'T RULED OUT CHILD ABUSE, BUT THEY HAVEN'T FILED ANY CHARGES TO THAT EFFECT, EITHER.

I'M ANDREW SPENCER, REPORTING Return to index of stories...


MISSING CHILDREN 911 CALLS-OTS-VO


WE GOT OUR HANDS ON THE 911 CALL WHEN AN ESTERO MOM REPORTED HER CHILDREN MISSING ON TUESDAY.

THIS CALL LED TO A MASSIVE, ​MULTI-AGENCY SEARCH FOR THREE YEAR OLD INNOCENCE AND TWO YEAR OLD CASPIAN.

TAKE A LISTEN AS MOM WOKE UP AND REALIZED HER TODDLERS WERE GONE. Return to index of stories...


MISSING CHILDREN 911 CALLS-SOT-SS


:39-50

"They were inside. I work the night shift. I went to sleep and my

daughter learned how to unlock the door and she went out.

"How long have you been asleep?"

"About an hour"

PARENTS RACHEL DAVIS AND COLE THOMAS BOTH ​REMAIN ​IN JAIL ON CHILD NEGLECT CHARGES.

THEIR CHILDREN ​ARE *TOGETHER* IN A FOSTER HOME AND D-C-F IS IN THE PROCESS OF PLACING THE CHILDREN WITH RELATIVES. Return to index of stories...


DEP WATER TESTING-OC, SS, OC


NBC-2 IS FOLLOWING DEVELOPMENTS ABOUT A CONTROVERSIAL OIL DRILLING SITE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE STATE ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICIALS ARE TESTING GROUNDWATER AT A SITE SOUTH OF LAKE TRAFFORD.

THE TESTING COMES AFTER THE DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY WAS FINED FOR A DRILLING TECHNIQUE SIMILAR TO FRACKING.

OFFICIALS ARE MAKING SURE THE WATER IS SAFE.

RESULTS COULD BE READY IN ONE WEEK. Return to index of stories...


FL NEW CHARITY LAWS-TRX OC VO


A NEW LAW GOES INTO EFFECT NEXT WEEK TO BETTER REGULATE CHARITIES IN FLORIDA.

IT'LL GIVE CONSUMERS MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT CHARITIES ARE DOING WITH THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS.

THE LAW BARS GROUPS THAT BROKE LAWS IN OTHER STATES FROM SOLICITING MONEY IN FLORIDA --

IT EVEN BANS FELONS FROM RAISING MONEY FOR CHARITY. Return to index of stories...


FL NEW CHARITY LAWS-SOTVO


Sot: Erin Gillespie, Press Secretary, Florida Department of Agriculture

"Fortunately here in Florida, we have many reputable charities that are doing really good work, working with kids and veterans, but there are charitable organizations that purport to be working with victims, who really are just taking the money for themselves."

THIS YEAR'S LEGISLATION COMES ON THE HEELS OF THE ALLIED VETERANS OF THE WORLD SCANDAL FROM 2013.

THAT LED IN PART TO THE RESIGNATION OF FORMER LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR JENNIFER CARROLL. Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA CASE-OC-SS


NBC-2 IS NOW TRACKING A SECOND CASE OF A VIRUS PASSED BY MOSQUITOES HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

A PERSON IN SARASOTA COUNTY HAS CHIKUNGUNYA FEVER AFTER VISITING THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

SOMEBODY ALSO CAME DOWN WITH THE VIRUS IN LEE COUNTY. IT CAUSES EXTREME JOINT PAIN.

THE BIG CONCERN IS A MOSQUITO HERE COULD BITE AN INFECTED PERSON. THEN SPREAD THE DISEASE. Return to index of stories...


MAN RUNS OVER WOMAN-INTRO


A SAD STORY OUT OF GEORGIA THIS MORNING.

A MAN IS FACING MURDER CHARGES AFTER POLICE SAY HE INTENTIONALLY RAMMED A PREGNANT WOMAN WITH HIS CAR AND THEN RAN OVER HER MOTHER

LIZ ARTZ SPOKE WITH THE VICTIM. Return to index of stories...


MAN RUNS OVER WOMAN-PKG


"I'll never ever get the image of my mom lifeless body laying on the pavement and the man ran her over like she was nothing."

IESHA DAVIS TELLS US HER MOM JANICE PITTS WAS TAKING HER TO WORK WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WHEN 23-YEAR-OLD DEWEY GREEN RAMMED THE BACK OF HER LINCOLN NAVIGATOR WHILE STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT.

"He just kept hitting us, he just kept hitting us."

DAVIS' 4-YEAR -OLD SON WAS ALSO IN THE SUV.

PITTS GOT OUT OF HER VEHICLE AND THAT'S WHEN POLICE SAY GREEN INTENTIONALLY PINNED PITTS BETWEEN HIS CHEVY SILVERADO AND HER SUV.

"He just put his foot on the gas pedal and ran into my mom and had my mom pinned up the back left corner of her car, she was pinned up the back of her car and against the front of his car."

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE BACKED UP AND THEN RAN OVER PITTS AS HER DAUGHTER AND GRANDSON LOOKED ON.

"'Granny is hurt, granny is hurt.'"

DAVIS SAYS HER MOM A TWO-TIME BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR, DIED ON THE SCENE.

POLICE ARRESTED AND CHARGED GREEN WITH MURDER AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, BUT HE COULD FACE MORE CHARGES.

THE 53-YEAR-OLD MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER WAS EXPECTING ANOTHER CHILD OF HER OWN.

"Could be charged also with feticide based on how far along."

"She was very happy. She had just got some good news about expecting." Return to index of stories...


MISS DELEWARE CONTROVERSY-OC VO


MISS DELAWARE HAS BEEN STRIPPED OF HER CROWN BECAUSE OF HER AGE.

THE 24 YEAR OLD, HOME THE TITLE TWO WEEKS AGO DURING THE STATE PAGEANT.

THE PROBLEM IS SHE WILL TURN 15 IN OCTOBER DURING HER REIGN AS MISS DELAWARE.

PAGEANT RULES SAY YOU CAN'T TURN 25 BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR.

THE 1ST RUNNER UP, WILL NOW BE CROWNED MISS DELAWARE AND WILL COMPETE IN MISS AMERICA IN SEPTEMBER.

LEWIS, BY THE WAY IS ALSO 24, BUT WON'T TURN 25 UNTIL NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE BARRIER-OC VO


TODAY THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL VOTE ON WHETHER TO APPROVE A $76 MILLION PACKAGE TO BUILD A SUICIDE NET.

AN APPROVAL WOULD BE A MAJOR VICTORY FOR FAMILIES OF SUICIDE VICTIMS AND OTHER SUPPORTERS OF A SUICIDE NET.

CRITICS OF THE IDEA ARGUE IT WILL NOT PREVENT PEOPLE FROM FINDING OTHER WAYS TO TAKE THEIR LIVES ON THE MAJESTIC SPAN.

OFFICIALS SAY ABOUT 1,400 PEOPLE HAVE PLUNGED TO THEIR DEATHS SINCE THE BRIDGE OPENED IN 1937. Return to index of stories...


PYTHON BAN-OTS


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS ASKING FOR INPUT ABOUT A PROPOSAL TO ADD FIVE TYPES OF GIANT SNAKES TO AN EXISTING FEDERAL PYTHON BAN.

OFFICIALS HAVE PROPOSED ADDING BOA CONSTRICTORS, RETICULATED PYTHONS AND THREE SPECIES OF ANACONDAS TO THE BAN.

THE BAN ALREADY PROHIBITS ANYONE FROM IMPORTING BURMESE PYTHONS, YELLOW ANACONDAS AND NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICAN PYTHONS INTO THE U.S. OR TRANSPORTING THEM ACROSS STATE LINES. Return to index of stories...


BASE JUMPER DARE-OC NATSVO


NOW TO SOME CRAZY VIDEO, THAT IS GOING VIRAL.

A BASE JUMPER IN NORWAY WANTED TO TACKLE HIS NEXT JUMP IN A DIFFERENT WAY, CHECK IT OUT.

3,2,1 GO!

THAT JUMPER, ONLY IDENTIFIED AS BLAKE, HAD HIS FRIENDS THROW HIM OFF THE CLIFFSIDE.

ALL OF IT TAKEN BY GO-PRO VIDEO.

THE REST OF THEM JUMPED RIGHT AFTER - ALL OF THEM LANDED SAFELY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


CREWS WORK FOR DAYS TO TRAP A BABY SHARK TRAPPED IN A FLORIDA POND.

AND THE HIGH DRAMA ON THE LOW SEAS WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

AND A UTAH TEEN WINS A BRAND NEW CAR.

BUT INSTEAD OF KEEPING IT SHE GAVE THE KEYS TO SOMEONE SHE THOUGHT NEEDED IT MORE. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) SHARK IN POND-VOWIPE


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TZ5B) TEEN WINS CAR-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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SHARK STUCK IN POND-ON CAM


AFTER A WEEK OF TRYING, FISHERMAN IN FLORIDA SNAG A BABY BULL SHARK IN A POND NEAR INDIAN HABOUR BEACH.

THE TRAPPERS HAD TO ACT QUICKLY TO GET THE SHARK INTO WATER WHERE IT WOULD BE SAFE.

GREG PALLONE REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


SHARK STUCK IN POND-PKG


THURSDAY BEGAN MUCH LIKE THE PREVIOUS DAYS. TRAPPERS STRUNG A LARGE NET IN THE POND HOPING TO LURE THE SHARK IN WITH BAIT, WHILE ANOTHER LARGE CROWD GATHERED AT GLEASON PARK TO WATCH.

"They are pretty brave going into the water with the shark."

ONE OF THE TRAPPERS DONNED A SCUBA MASK AND SCANNED UNDERWATER.

AND ONCE AGAIN THEY DEPLOYED BIRD-SCARING FIREWORKS TO FORCE THE ANIMAL TO THE SURFACE.

THEN, OUT OF THE BLUE, ONE OF THE VOLUNTEERS YELLED OUT.

"And we heard 'we got 'em!', and everyone ran over."

"We were here five minutes and they caught him, we were good luck!"

IT HAD BEEN CAUGHT IN A HAND-HELD NET.

THE RUSH WAS ON TO GET IT IN A LARGE COOLER FULL OF WATER. THE SUN WAS DRYING IT OUT QUICKLY.

THE TEAM DROVE IT OVER TO THE NEAREST BOAT RAMP ON THE INDIAN RIVER, JUST A HALF MILE AWAY. THERE THE TRAPPERS CUT A HOOK OUT OF ITS MOUTH, POSSIBLY THE ONE USED BY WHOEVER HAD CAUGHT THE SHARK AND PUT IT IN THE POND TO BEGIN WITH.

THEN, JUST MOMENTS LATER, THE 3.5-POUND FEMALE WAS LET GO INTO THE WATERS OF THE RIVER.

THE VOLUNTEER WHO CAUGHT THE SHARK HAD BEEN THERE WITH THE REST OF THE CREW OVERNIGHT.

"I feel great. I've been shark fishing since I was 14 years old."

FOR THE CITY OF INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, THE EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY ACCORDING TO CITY MANAGER MARK RYAN, WHO SAID HE'S GLAD THE SHARK IS BACK TO ITS NATURAL HABITAT.

"I just wish we would track him and tag him like Katharine."

AS FOR THE TEAM WHO CAUGHT "SUSHI," THERE WAS A CELEBRATORY PLUNGE IN THE POND THEY HAD SPENT SO MUCH TIME IN. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX WALL


!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!

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 & Stormy To End The Week

Managed to tie the record high temperature on Thursday at 97°. Needless to say, it was hot out there.

Good news for Friday is temperatures shouldn't be quite as hot as Thursday but will still be toasty. Latest models suggest many of us staying in the low 90s this afternoon with upper 80s along the coastline. Extra moisture in the atmosphere will help fuel high humidity levels again Friday meaning it will be another very muggy day across the region.

Shower and storm chances return again Friday afternoon. Some will be on the stronger side with gusty winds, heavy downpours and deadly lightning. A few storms could also linger into the overnight into the pre-dawn hours of Saturday.

Saturday & Sunday will be very similar. Highs both days look to top out in the low 90s and it will be humid. Scattered storms will be predominately in the afternoon with some carrying into the overnight. Return to index of stories...


TEEN WINS CAR GIVES IT TO FRIEND-ON CAM


A UTAH TEEN WINS A CONTEST, BUT INSTEAD OF KEEPING HER PRIZE SHE GIVES IT TO A FRIEND IN NEED.

DEVON DOLAN HAS THIS STORY OF HER SELFLESS ACT. Return to index of stories...


TEEN WINS CAR GIVES IT TO FRIEND-PKG


A SET OF WHEELS PUTS THESE TWO HIGH SCHOOL GRADS ON THE ROAD TO NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

THEY'VE BEEN FRIENDS SINCE THEY WERE TWO.

"Yeah. 16 years."

But they've taken very different twists and turns.

KENNEDEE'S often bumpy, Jessica's mostly smooth.

So when the teens were in their senior year at Woods Cross high and asked by their English teacher to enter an essay for extra credit.

"And it has to answer the question, what you would do with a car."

KENNEDEE TURNED IT DOWN, AND JESSICA GOT TO WORK.

THE WINNER WOULD GET A CAR FROM BOUNTIFUL MAZDA.

S/U:But this wouldn't be the essay Jessica would enter.

"This isn't right, I can't say I need this car, because I don't, and I just twirled around in that chair and thought, 'Ya know what? Kennedee needs this car. So I erased what I had written and wrote a whole 'nother one. I would love to win, but not for me."

"I would love to win the car, but if I did, I would give it to my friend, KENNEDEE Black. She works more than 30 hours and sometimes more than 40 to help her mother support her brothers at home."

AND WHEN JESSICA'S ESSAY WON…

"I didn't have words to say. I didn't know what to say."

BUT SHE NOW HAD A CAR

"I bawled for like two days straight."

THE ONLY PROBLEM…

"It's stick shift."

AND KENNEDEE DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO DRIVE A MANUAL.

JESSICA COULD HELP, BUT THERE WERE SOME BIG ROADBLOCKS.

"Because I didn't take the brake off."

AND DETOURS…

"Can't figure out the whole clutch…"

"The ratio…deal."

BUT ONCE THE TWO WERE OFF, THE LONG-TIME FRIENDS WERE READY TO CRUISE. Return to index of stories...


SUGARY DRINK BAN GOES FLAT-VO


NEW YORK'S BIG SODA BAN HAS GONE FLAT.

THE NEW YORK CITY COURT OF APPEALS RULED THAT THE CITY'S BAN ON LARGE SUGARY DRINKS IS ILLEGAL.

THE BAN WAS ONE PUSHED BY FORMER MAYOR BLOOMBERG.

THE STATE COURT RULING STATES THE CITY OVERSTEPPED ITS BOUNDS WHEN IT SOUGHT TO RESTRICT THE SIZE OF SODAS AND OTHER SUGARY DRINKS. Return to index of stories...


SUGARY DRINK BAN GOES FLAT-SOTVO


"The job of saving your life or giving you the information to save your life." BUTTED TO "I'm not overweight because of Big Gulp sodas frankly I'm overweight because of pasta."

TWO LOWER COURTS HAD ALREADY RULED AGAINST THE PLAN.

AND ALTHOUGH THE CITY CANNOT LIMIT DRINK SIZE, THE BATTLE TO CONVINCE PEOPLE TO DRINK LESS IS NOT OVER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


GOING NATURAL.

HOW EFFORTS ARE MADE TO HELP MOTHERS OF PREEMIES GIVE THEIR BABIES BREAST MILK.

THE STORY IN OUR HEALTH MATTERS REPORT.

AND A MODERN-DAY AMELIA EARHART IS ABOUT TO FOLLOW IN HER NAMESAKE'S FLIGHTPLAN. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) AROUND THE WORLD-VO


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BONITA DOGS-TRX OC VO


NBC-2 IS WORKING TO LEARN WHY 8 DOGS AND CATS WERE SEIZED FROM A PET GROOMING BUSINESS IN BONITA SPRINGS.

ANIMAL CONTROL TOOK THE ANIMALS FROM PET PALS OFF OLD U-S 41 IN BONITA SPRINGS.

OFFICIALS TELL IS this IS NOT A HOARDING CASE AND THE ANIMALS WERE NOT HARMED. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


FROM THE MOMENT THEY'RE BORN, PREMATURE BABIES NEED EXTRA HELP.

ONE OF THE BEST THINGS A MOTHER CAN PROVIDE, IS GOOD NUTRITION.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER EXPLAINS HOW STEPS ARE BEING TAKEN TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR MOMS TO BREAST FEED. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


A PREMATURE BIRTH IS NOT THE ARRIVAL MOST PREGNANT MOMS EXPECT BUT IT DOESN'T MEAN THEIR BABIES CAN'T GET NUTRITION THE WAY NATURE INTENDED.

JUANA RODRIGUEZ/CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT

RUNS:

1:35 Working in the NICU unit, where babies come in there early, these children really need their mother's milk.

SO WITHIN LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, EVERY EFFORT IS MADE TO HELP MOMS PROVIDE NOURISHMENT FOR THEIR NEWBORN.

JUANA RODRIGUEZ/CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT

RUNS:

3:10 They may depend on the breast pump to help them collect the milk. And some ladies have a hard time attaching to a pump rather than their child, but there are little suggestions, little things that I work with the mom so that she can feel comfortable using this equipment to provide milk for her baby.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

All babies benefit from breast milk. But for preemies, it's even more important. Premature babies are at greater risk for having health problems early in life, including feeding issues, respiratory problems and infection.

RHONDA HARPER/CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT

RUNS:

2:30 Those issues are decreased significantly with the breast milk.

BREAST MILK IS EASIER FOR PREEMIES TO DIGEST AND OFFERS CONCENTRATED IMMUNITIES. RHONDA HARPER IS ALSO A CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT, WORKING WITH NEW PARENTS.

RHONDA HARPER/CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT

RUNS:

1:03 We try to give them evidenced-based information and streamline that information because they do get lots of varying opinions.

WHEN THE TIME COMES FOR BABY TO GO HOME, MOMS ARE ARMED WITH EDUCATION AND SUPPORT.

JUANA RODRIGUEZ/CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT

RUNS:

2:30 Once the family leaves the NICU, we just follow-up on getting the child to remain on the breast.

CALL ITS NATURE'S VACCINE- EVEN PREEMIES BENEFIT FROM A BREAST BOOST. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


TRIP AROUND THE WORLD-VOTOPS


A MODERN-DAY AMELIA EARHART IS TAKING A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD IN TRIBUTE TO THE FAMOUS PILOT.

31-YEAR-OLD AMELIA ROSE EARHART ---YES THAT'S HER REAL NAME--- IS DUE TO TAKE OFF TODAY FROM OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA.

SHE WILL FOLLOW THE SAME FLIGHT PLAN HER NAMESAKE TOOK IN 1937.

EARHART QUIT HER JOB AS A T-V REPORTER IN DENVER TO PLAN FOR THE ADVENTURE.

SHE IS ATTEMPTING TO FLY 28-THOUSAND MILES IN A SINGLE-ENGINE AIRCRAFT.

THE TRIP WILL TAKE ABOUT TWO-AND-A-HALF WEEKS AND COVER 14 COUNTRIES. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


BEYONCE AND JAY-Z GIVE CONCERT-GOERS AN INSIDE LOOK AT THEIR LIVES.

LINDSAY LOHAN WILL MAKE HER THEATER DEBUT IN LONDON.

AND TOM HANKS AND MEG RYAN TOGETHER AGAIN?

MELISA RANEY HAS DETAILS IN TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


BEYONCE AND JAY Z GIVE A PEEK INTO THEIR PRIVATE LIVES. BUT ONLY TO THEIR BIGGEST FANS.

THE SUPERSTAR PAIR KICKED OFF THEIR "ON THE RUN" TOUR IN MIAMI THIS WEEK.

THE SHOW INCLUDED NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN VIDEO CLIPS OF THEIR WEDDING AND TODDLER, BLUE IVY.

BEYONCE AND JAY Z MARRIED DURING A PRIVATE CEREMONY BACK IN 2008.

LINDSAY LOHAN WILL MAKE HER ON-STAGE DEBUT IN LONDON THIS FALL.

THE TROUBLED ACTRESS WILL STAR IN "SPEED-THE-PLOW" AT THE PLAYHOUSE THEATRE.

THE PLAY IS A SATIRE OF LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD.

IN REAL LIFE, THE 27-YEAR-OLD HAS BEEN WORKING TO REPAIR HER CAREER SINCE LEAVING REHAB IN JULY LAST YEAR.

IT'S THE COUPLE WE HAVEN'T SEEN TOGETHER SINCE THE LATE 90'S. BUT TOM HANKS AND MEG RYAN MAY REUNITE ON-SCREEN.

THE DUO IS REPORTEDLY IN TALKS TO STAR IN THE MOVIE "ITHACA". WHICH IS BASED ON THE 1943 NOVEL "THE HUMAN COMEDY."

HANKS HAS ALREADY SIGNED ON AS AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. WHILE RYAN IS SLATED TO DIRECT AND STAR IN THE FILM.

IT ALSO MARKS RYAN'S FIRST MOVIE ROLE SINCE 2009.

FOR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M MELISA RANEY.

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WALMART AND IPHONES-TRXVOTOPS


WALMART IS CUTTING IPHONE PRICES.

WITH A TWO-YEAR CONTRACT, A 16-GIGABYTE IPHONE 5S WILL COST 99-DOLLARS, DOWN FROM 149-BUCKS.

THE 16-GIGABYTE IPHONE 5C WILL BE 29-DOLLARS, DOWN FROM 49-DOLLARS.

THE DEAL IS ONLY FOR PURCHASES MADE AT WAL-MART STORES, NOT ONLINE.

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NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON THE NEWS AT NOON.

A CONDO BURSTS INTO FLAMES OVERNIGHT AFTER HARSH WEATHER IN SANIBEL.

CAUSING EVACATIONS AND SEVERE DAMAGE.

WE'RE LIVE WITH ALL NEW DETAILS.

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN A STORY NBC 2 HAS BEEN FOLLOWING.

NEIGHBORS CALLED IT THE UGLIEST YARD IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TODAY WE LEARN THE HOMEOWNERS MIGHT BE LOSING THAT TIME.

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NOON TZA) SANIBEL FIRE-VOTOPS


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NOON TZB) YARD CLEANUP-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


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