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HLB world cup-trx VOTOPS B) pelvic exams-VOTOPS
HLC standardized test changes-trx VOTOPS TS ARTHUR OPEN-CLIP
TS ARTHUR OPEN-CLIP B FIRST WEATHER-STC
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WORLD CUP FRENZY-PKG BORDER PATROL SEX ASSAULTS-SOTVO
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HLA dep water test results-trx VOTOPS


NBC 2 HAS THE TEST RESULTS --

AND THE WATER IS CLEAN.

SO WHAT'S NEXT FOR THIS OIL DRILLING SITE IN COLLIER COUNTY?

WE'RE LIVE WITH NEW DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


HLB world cup-trx VOTOPS


THE U.S. IS PLAYING RIGHT NOW IN THE WORLD CUP.TRYING TO MAKE THE QUATERFINALS.

NBC 2 IS LIVE AS SOCCER FANS GATHER TO WATCH THE GAME. Return to index of stories...


HLC standardized test changes-trx VOTOPS


AND FLORIDA UNVEILS THE NEW TEST TO REPLACE THE F-CAT --

PARENTS, WE SHOW YOU WHERE TO GO TO FIND OUT IF YOU'RE SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER.

YOU'RE WATCHING NBC2 NEWS AT 5. Return to index of stories...


TS ARTHUR OPEN-CLIP B


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FIRST WEATHER-STC


Keeping watch on Tropical Storm Arthur

The first named tropical storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is located off the east coast of the peninsula. Newly-dubbed Tropical Storm Arthur will not be able to offer a direct impact on our weather in Southwest Florida, however we will continue to feel indirect influences as the storm begins to move northward.

The first of those impacts have resulted in diminishing the coverage and opportunity for widespread rain on our side of the state. Since we are located west of the center of circulation, drier air from the north has been moving southward on our side of the coast. That kept conditions predominately dry and very warm this afternoon.

Through this evening, any rain that is able to come together should remain isolated in nature. Overnight temperatures are expected in the mid to upper 70s.

On Wednesday, Tropical Storm Arthur will be moving north, and that will reorient the winds to hail from the west. This type of setup can work to offer the coastal regions the chance of a morning shower or downpour. Rain on Wednesday morning would again remain isolated in nature, and predominately along the coastline.

As the storm system continues its northward push through the end of the work week, we will experience a push back on the coverage of rain across the region. Most activity would be expected to develop mainly across the inland areas of the state on Thursday and Friday. Temperatures continue to look warm, topping out near 93 degrees on both afternoons. Return to index of stories...


SICK CREW MEMBERS-trx OC


WERE ALSO FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS OFF THE COAST OF CAPE CANAVERAL --

THE U-S COAST GUARD IS EVACUATING 19 MEMBERS OF A SOUTH KOREAN CARGO SHIP.

THEY'RE EXPERIENCING SOME PRETTY BAD SYMPTOMS OF FOOD POISONING.

DUE TO DETERIORATING WEATHER CONDITIONS --

THE COAST GUARD DISPATCHED HELICOPTERS TO THE SHIP.

COUNT ON NBC 2 TO KEEP YOU UPDATED. Return to index of stories...


DEP WATER TEST RESULTS-trx VOTOPS


AND DEVELOPING AT 5 -- THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION HAS DECLARED COLLIER COUNTY'S DRINKING WATER SAFE.

THEY TESTED FOR A HUNDRED AND 42 CHEMICALS AT AN OIL DRILLING SITE OFF IMMOKALEE ROAD.

THE AGENCY SAYS IT CAUGHT THE COMPANY ILLEGALLY DRILLING MONTHS AGO, AND FEARED IT MAY HAVE CONTAMINATED THE GROUND WATER.

A FULL REPORT WILL BE READY BY DECEMBER FIRST. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-VOPLASMA-LIVE


DO YOU HAVE WORLD CUP FEVER?

TEAM U-S-A GEAR HAS BEEN FLYING OFF THE RACKS OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS.

RIGHT NOW -- THE MEN'S SOCCER TEAM IS TAKING ON BELGIUM.

NBC 2'S GEORGE SOLIS IS LIVE AT DUBLIN'S IN CAPE CORAL WHERE IT'S PACKED ON THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON WITH SOCCER FANS. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP FRENZY-LIVEU


WE STOPPED BY ONE STORE THIS AFTERNOON -- THAT HAD JUST ENOUGH MERCHANDISE FOR ANY LAST MINUTE FANS TRYING TO GEAR UP FOR THIS HEATED MATCH. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP FRENZY-PKG


AT J-P SPORTS AT THE EDISON MALL -- GETTING WORLD CUP GEAR IS EASY ENOUGH

IF YOU'RE ROOTING FOR MEXICO, GERMANY, OR EVEN BRAZIL.

BUT AS FOR TEAM U-S --

SELECTIONS ARE SLIGHTLY LIMITED.

SINCE THE START OF THE TOURNAMENT -- THE FOLKS HERE AT JP SPORTS SAY THEY BARELY KEEP UP WITH THE DEMAND FOR THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE GEAR.

GOOD NEWS FOR BUSINESS.

BAD IF YOU'RE HOPING TO SPORT A TEAM JERSEY.

00:00:49 " I know that we're currently sold out because it such a big hype about them/00:01:07 "I don't think anybody went into the World Cup watching thinking USA was going to go as far as it had, and we really have gone further than I thought we would go

BUT IT'S NOT ALL BAD NEWS -- HATS AND T-SHIRTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.

AND WHILE NORMALLY BANDWAGON FANS ARE SHUNNED FOR TAKING AN INTEREST IN A TEAM THIS LATE IN THE GAME.

WHEN IT COMES TO THE MEN'S SOCCER TEAM -- NO ONE IS HERE TO CRITICIZE. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP FRENZY-LIVEU


AND IF YOU CAN'T GET THE OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE -- YOU CAN JUST SPORT THE COLORS AS I HAVE.

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FADEAWAY'S UPDATE-VO


AN UPDATE TONIGHT ON THE SUDDEN CLOSING OF A SPORTS BAR IN FORT MYERS.

WE TOLD YOU -- THE OWNER OF FADE AWAY'S ON COLLEGE PARKWAY SHUT THE PLACE DOWN ON SUNDAY -- WITHOUT NOTICE.

EVEN MANAGERS AND EMPLOYEES WERE SURPRISED WHEN THEY SHOWED UP FOR WORK AND SAY A SIGN ON THE DOOR.

TODAY -- THE OWNER'S LAWYER -- RESPONDED TO OUR QUESTIONS TELLING NBC 2 THE RESTAURANT CLOSED FOR BUSINESS REASONS, BUT WOULD NOT ELABORATE.

45 PEOPLE RELIED ON THE RESTAURANT FOR THEIR PAY CHECKS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO DAVE-NATSVOTOPS, E-AniBX


Nats of Fireworks

THE FOURTH OF JULY IS ONLY A FEW DAYS AWAY.

AND ONCE AGAIN -- TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO FLOCK TO CAPE CORAL FOR RED, WHITE AND BOOM.

SO, WHERE SHOULD YOU GO TO GET THE BEST VIEW?

WE SENT NBC 2'S DAVE ELIAS TO FIND OUT.

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RED, WHITE & BOOM PREVIEW-REM-LIVE


MORE THAN 30-THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO CROWD INTO DOWNTOWN CAPE CORAL ON FRIDAY.

THE CAPE CORAL BRIDGE THAT YOU SEE BEHIND ME WILL CLOSE FRIDAY AT 6AM -- LEAVING MOST FOLKS USING THE MID-POINT BRIDGE TO GET HERE. Return to index of stories...


RED, WHITE & BOOM PREVIEW-PKG


CREWS HAVE ALREADY BEGUN SETTING UP WITH TENTS AND STADIUM SEATING.

THIS YEAR THE ENTIRE GREEN SPACE HERE NEAR THE BRIDGE WILL BE OPENED TO ALLOW MORE SPECTATORS A BETTER VIEW OF THE SHOW.

35:16 We've decided to try and open up both sides of Bernie Bradon park and create more width down here so more of the audience can move forward and get closer to the stage and closer to fireworks. 35:23 Return to index of stories...


RED, WHITE & BOOM PREVIEW-REM-LIVE


THERE WILL BE SHUTTLES OFFERED FROM VARIOUS PARKING LOTS.

THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY IS SLATED FOR 9:30.

IF THERE'S RAIN -- IT WILL BE DELAYED.

COMING UP TONIGHT AT 6 -- AN EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT THE INTENSE SECURITY TO PULL OF AN EVENT LIKE THIS.

LIVE IN CAPE CORAL, DAVE ELIAS NBC-2 Return to index of stories...


AUDOBON BIRD SAFETY-trx VOTOPS


A PLEA TONIGHT TO KEEP BIRDS SAFE OVER THE 4TH OF JULY.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO THE BEACH --

THE AUDOBON SOCIETY WANTS YOU TO LEAVE PERSONAL FIREWORKS AT HOME.

THEY'RE WORRIED FIREWORKS COULD SCARE COASTAL BIRDS.

EXPERTS THINK THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED ON NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE BALD EAGLE SANCTUARY ON MARCO ISLAND -- WHEN AN EAGLET AND AN EGG WERE LOST. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL FERTILIZER-VIDBX


FERTILIZER LIMITS ON SANIBEL ISLAND STARTED TODAY.

NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30TH --

YOU CAN'T USE FERTILIZER CONTAINING NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS.

THERE ARE CONCERNS ABOUT THE RAINY SEASON RUNOFF GETTING INTO OUR WATERWAYS -- AND CAUSING ALGAE BLOOMS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHLOE-E-AniBX


FROM NAPLES TO CAPE CORAL TO FORT MYERS -- BLACK BEARS ARE SHOWING UP ALL OVER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA,

AND WILDLIFE OFFICIALS ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP.

SO HUMANS AND BEARS COEXIST SAFELY.

NBC 2'S CHLOE MORRONI IS LIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES WHERE FWC WILL HOLD ANOTHER PUBLIC WORKSHOP TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


BEAR MGMT MEETING-REM-LIVE


WE ALL KNOW WE SHOULD SECURE OUR TRASH, FEED OUR PETS INSIDE AND REMOVE BIRD FEEDERS --

BUT EVEN DOING ALL THESE THINGS BEARS ARE STILL COMING INTO NEIGHBORHOODS SO FWC IS LOOKING FOR MORE IDEAS. Return to index of stories...


BEAR MGMT MEETING-VO-WIPE


EXPERTS SAY IT'S MATING SEASON AND THAT'S WHAT'S CAUSING THE INCREASE IN SIGHTINGS AND MOST CUBS ARE WONDERING OUT ON THEIR OWN FOR THE FIRST TIME LOOKING FOR FOOD.

BACK IN 2012 -- FWC LAUNCHED A BEAR MANAGEMENT PLAN. RIGHT NOW FWC IS IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING 7 BEAR MANAGEMENT UNITS ACROSS THE STATE --

AND THEY WANT THE PUBLIC'S INPUT AS TO HOW TO MAKE THEM WORK MORE EFFICIENTLY. Return to index of stories...


BEAR MGMT MEETING-SOT


:05 Mike Orlando - FWC

"They may come up with some ideas that's just fantastic, a silver bullet maybe, we're looking for that." Return to index of stories...


BEAR MGMT MEETING-REM-LIVE


THE MEETING STARTS AT 6:30. AND FWC EXPECTS A PACKED HOUSE.

THIS IS THE THIRD PUBLIC WORKSHOP THEY'VE HELD.

COMING UP TONIGHT AT 11 WE'LL HAVE MUCH MORE ON FWC'S FLORIDA BLACK BEAR MANAGEMENT PLAN. LIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES, CHLOE MORRONI NBC 2 Return to index of stories...


RESCUED PUPPIES UPDATE-VO, SS


A LOT OF YOU HAVE BEEN ASKING WHEN THE PUPPIES -- RESCUED FROM THE BACK OF A HOT MOVING TRUCK IN FORT MYERS -- WILL BE PUT UP FOR ADOPTION.

WE CHECKED WITH DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES TODAY.

THEIR POLICY IS TO HOLD ANIMALS FOR 5 DAYS -- TO SEE IF THE OWNER CLAIMS THEM.

THEN -- THEY HAVE TO PETITION THE COURT FOR CUSTODY.

THE DOGS' OWNER -- DUSTIN UNWIN -- FACES ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


FL WINSTON INSURANCE POLICY-trx VO


JAMEIS WINSTON HAS A NEW SECURITY BLANKET -- WORTH $10-MILLION DOLLARS.

THE FLORIDA STATE QUARTERBACK AND HEISMAN TROPHY IS EXPECTED TO GO HIGH IN NEXT YEAR'S DRAFT.

HE JUST TOOK OUT AN INSURANCE POLICY -- IN CASE HE FALLS OUT OF THE FIRST ROUND -- DUE TO INJURY OR ILLNESS.

FYI THE POLICY WILL NOT PAY OUT IF HIS STOCK SLIPS BECAUSE HE PLAYS BADLY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


IT COULD BE THE MOST IMPORTANT TEST YOUR KIDS TAKE NEXT YEAR.

QUESTIONS FOR THE NEW STANDARDIZED TEST IN FLORIDA SCHOOLS ARE SHOWING UP ONLINE.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT SO YOU CAN HELP YOUR CHILD PREPARE.

AND AS OF TODAY.SOME PEOPLE SAY FLORIDA IS THE MOST VETERAN-FRIENDLY STATE IN THE COUNTRY.

WE'LL EXPLAIN WHY. Return to index of stories...


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE-OC


FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE -- GET USED TO IT.

TODAY -- EDISON STATE COLLEGE OFFICIALLY CHANGED NAMES LEAVING THE THOMAS EDISON LEGACY BEHIND.

AS NBC-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN LEARNED -- THE NEW F-S-W IS GETTING MIXED REVIEWS. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE-PKG


Nats

21:37:12 well i'm still trying to get it right.

21:25:22 it's FSW. I gotta get used to it:27

21:28:57 It's always going to be Edison to me.

21:37:15 Let's see if I can get it. Florida south west college? 21:37:21

THE SCHOOL HAD A DIFFERENT NAME LAST TIME RICHARD GRANT WAS ON CAMPUS.

Richard Grant, Student

21:37:23 see I can't even get it right

HE GRADUATED IN 2013 AND IS COMING BACK TO GET ANOTHER DEGREE. HE DIDN'T EXPECT THE SCHOOL TO HAVE ANOTHER NAME. FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE.

Richard Grant, Student

21:37:39 it don't flow, to me. Florida southwestern state college? I don't think it flows.:47

HE'S NOT ALONE.

Pamela King, Student

21:26:14 it sounds like the airport, honestly, RSW FSW it's just too similar, it's too similar to that.:20

SCHOOL LEADERS OFFICIALLY UNVEILLED THE NEW NAME TODAY.

President Jeff Albritten, FWC

21:16:23 you can feel the energy, there's a vibrancy here, this institution has really evolved and been reborn today as a new kind of institution. :32

SOME STUDENTS OVERFLOWED WITH SCHOOL SPIRIT- EMBRACING THE NEW PURPLE AND ACQUA COLORS ALONG WITH THE NEW NAME.

Sean Hartman, Student

21:30:55 I'm one of the very few students out there who likes the hook. It just hooks. Mainly the initials FSW. I can say FSW a lot quicker than Edison and FSW sounds a little more sophisticated. 31:07

Gabriela Sanchez, Fort Myers

21:35:31 it kind of now describes where it's located and everything, it sounds better.:35

ADMINISTRATORS MADE THE CHANGE TO AVOID ANY TRADEMARK ISSUES WITH A SIMILARLY NAMED COLLEGE.

Richard Grant, Student

21:40:57 it's something to get used to

IT MAY BE THE SAME SCHOOL - BUT FOR GRANT CAMPUS FEELS DIFFERENT.

IN FORT MYERS - CK - NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE-OC


ALSO HAPPENING TODAY ON CAMPUS --

THE SCHOOL ANNOUNCED JAMIE CORR WILL BE THE NEW BASEBALL COACH.

HE PLAYED FOR EDISON BACK IN THE EARLY 90'S

F-S-W IS BRINGING BACK ATHLETICS -- STARTING WITH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRYAN-TRX-ON CAM-BOXES


NBC2 LIVE ON BREAKING NEWS AT 5 O'CLOCK -- FIREFIGHTERS RESCUED A DOG FROM A HOUSE FIRE IN THE GOLDEN GATE AREA OF COLLIER COUNTY --

THIS HAPPENED ON EVERGLADES BOULEVARD SOUTH --

NBC2'S BRYAN ANDERSON GOT THERE IN THE LAST FEW MINUTES -- BRYAN, YOU FOUND OUT A CHILD WAS INSIDE? Return to index of stories...


DOG SAVED FROM HOUSE FIRE-REM-LIVE


YOU CAN'T SEE ANY DAMAGE FROM THE OUTSIDE.

BUT JUST MOMENTS AGO THE FAMILY TOOK US INSIDE WHERE THERE IS SIGNIFICANT FIRE DAMAGE.

THEY SAY IT STARTED IN THE COMPUTER ROOM AND SPREAD FAST.

THE 12 YEAR OLD BOY'S OLDER SISTER SAYS HER BROTHER WAS THE ONLY ONE HOME WHEN THE FIRE BROKE OUT.

HE CALLED HIS MOTHER, THEN 911.

THE BOY GOT OUT OK AND FIREFIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO RESCUE THE FAMILY'S TWO DOGS AND CAT.

WE JUST SPOKE WITH THAT OLDER SISTER.

WE'RE WORKING TO PUT THAT TOGETHER AND SOME INCREDIBLE VIDEO FROM INSIDE.

WE'RE LIVE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


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.

Keeping watch on Tropical Storm Arthur

The first named tropical storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is located off the east coast of the peninsula. Newly-dubbed Tropical Storm Arthur will not be able to offer a direct impact on our weather in Southwest Florida, however we will continue to feel indirect influences as the storm begins to move northward.

The first of those impacts have resulted in diminishing the coverage and opportunity for widespread rain on our side of the state. Since we are located west of the center of circulation, drier air from the north has been moving southward on our side of the coast. That kept conditions predominately dry and very warm this afternoon.

Through this evening, any rain that is able to come together should remain isolated in nature. Overnight temperatures are expected in the mid to upper 70s.

On Wednesday, Tropical Storm Arthur will be moving north, and that will reorient the winds to hail from the west. This type of setup can work to offer the coastal regions the chance of a morning shower or downpour. Rain on Wednesday morning would again remain isolated in nature, and predominately along the coastline.

As the storm system continues its northward push through the end of the work week, we will experience a push back on the coverage of rain across the region. Most activity would be expected to develop mainly across the inland areas of the state on Thursday and Friday. Temperatures continue to look warm, topping out near 93 degrees on both afternoons. Return to index of stories...


DOG SAVED FROM HOUSE FIRE-VO-WIPE


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DOG SAVED FROM HOUSE FIRE-REM-LIVE


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STANDARDIZED TEST CHANGES-OC


TONIGHT -- WE HAVE A SNEAK PEEK AT THE TEST THAT WILL HELP DETERMINE YOUR CHILD'S FUTURE.

THE STATE JUST UNVEILED THE WEBSITE THAT CAN HELP THEM PREPARE FOR THE TEST THAT WILL REPLACE THE FCAT.

NBC 2'S LUCAS SEILER SHOWS YOU WHAT TO EXPECT. Return to index of stories...


STANDARDIZED TEST CHANGES-BNR-PKG


THINK OF IT AS AN IN-DEPTH, YET EASIER WAY TO CHALLENGE INTELLIGENCE AMONG OUR YOUTH.

CJ Martinez, 3rd grade "I like history because it teaches you a lot about the Earth."

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HOPES THIS NEW WAY OF LEARNING WILL NOT ONLY KEEP KIDS ENGAGED, BUT ALLOW FOR AN EASIER WAY TO LEARN.

HERE'S WHAT THE FSA WEBSITE LOOKS LIKE - ANYONE CAN SELECT A GRADE LEVEL, A SUBJECT, LIKE MATH AND START TESTING. QUIZZES RANGE FROM MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS TO LENGTHY ESSAYS.

Tammy Ramesar, Parent "It's a pretty good idea. the kids these days are so high tech as far as computers and electronics."

THE POINT OF THIS ALL IS TO GET PARENTS LIKE TAMMY RAMESAR FAMILIAR WITH STRUCTURE OF THE TESTS SO THERE ISN'T A PROBLEM DOWN THE LINE.

Tammy Ramesar, Parent "I'm pretty trusting in the school system."

WHILE RAMESAR EMBRACES THE CHANGE, OTHER PARENTS.

Amanda Berger, Fort Myers "Way to reliant on technology now."

. ARE SLAMMING IT - SAYING IT'S JUST *ONE MORE THING* STUDENTS AND PARENTS NEED TO WORRY ABOUT DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.

Mark Gonzales, Parent "I think they have too much homework in the house and they don't have time for nothing else."

ALTHOUGH EDUCATION OFFICIALS STRESS, THE PURPOSE IS TO EASE STRESS ON KIDS BY GIVING THEM THE OPTION TO REVIEW WHAT THEY'RE *EXPECTED* TO KNOW BEFORE IT'S EVEN TEST TIME.

LS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


STANDARDIZED TEST CHANGES-OC-BNR


THE NEW EXAMS START THIS MARCH.

THE STATE WANTS THE PUBLIC TO WEIGH IN ON THE TESTS DURING A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD THAT ENDS IN SEPTEMBER.

TO DO THAT -- GO TO NBC DASH-TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE TWO-1-SHOT


A LOT OF NEW LAWS WENT INTO EFFECT TODAY IN FLORIDA.

ONE MAKES IT LESS EXPENSIVE FOR YOU TO KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE.

WE'LL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK NEXT AT 5.

THEN, ALL NEW AT 6, THE PARTY GUESTS WHOSE NIGHT QUICKLY TOOK A DANGEROUS TURN WHEN GUNFIRE BROKE OUT, TALK TO NBC2.

11:51:04-13

"When I realized it was gunshots and not fireworks of course I was very nervous.

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GRACO SEAT RECALL-trx SSTOPS


IT'S THE LARGEST CHILD SAFETY SEAT RECALL IN U-S HISTORY.

GRACO RECALLED 1-POINT-9 MILLION INFANT CAR SEATS TODAY -- SOLD BETWEEN 2010 TO 2013.

FOOD AND DRINK CAN CLOG UP THE BUCKLES -- MAKING IT HARD TO REMOVE CHILDREN.

IN SOME CASES -- PARENTS HAD TO CUT THEIR KIDS OUT OF THE HARNESS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON AFFECTED MODELS --

GO TO NBC DASH-TWO DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


NEW LAWS: CHILD RESTRAINTS-OC


FROM CAR SEATS TO BIKE HELMETS --

THE NEXT TIME YOU BUY A ONE FOR YOUR CHILD HERE IN FLORIDA -- YOU WON'T HAVE TO PAY A SALES TAX.

IT'S JUST ONE OF 158 NEW LAWS THAT TOOK EFFECT TODAY.

NBC2'S NICK CILETTI TAKES A CLOSER LOOK. Return to index of stories...


NEW LAWS: CHILD RESTRAINTS-BNR-PKG


SOME PEOPLE GIVE UP AFTER STUMBLING OVER A FEW ROAD BUMPS.BUT NOT KARTINA REYNOLDS.

SOT

KATRINA REYNOLDS

7-YEARS-OLD

47:28 - 47:33

I like the bumps. They're fun

THIS 7-YEAR-OLD AND HER GRANDMOTHER DORIS ARE TAKING A NICE BIKE RIDE ALONG MCGREGROR BLVD. IN FORT MYERS - DESPITE THE SWELTERING HEAT.

SOT

DORIS HARLICHER

FORT MYERS

51:12 - 51:16

No matter what the weather. We're Florida people. We can put up with it.

BUT ONE THING THESE TWO WON'T PUT UP WITH ARE INJURIES.

THAT'S WHY DORIS JUST BOUGHT HER GRANDAUGHTER THIS PURPLE HELMET TWO WEEKS AGO.

SOT

DORIS HARLICHER

FORT MYERS

49:52 - 50:02

I don't want her to bump her head. We have to dodge a little bit. So we're out of the way, not a lot of cars. WE pull over to the side and wait. I don't want her to get hurt in anyway.

STAND UP

NICK CILETTI

SOUTH FORT MYERS

55:54 - 55:59

But if the ladies would have waited just a little bit longerto buy that child's bike helmet, they actually would have saved a little bit of money

THAT'S BECAUSE STARTING TODAY - NO MORE SALES TAX ON BIKE HELMETS FOR KIDS.

IT'S PART OF A NEW LAW THAT ALSO DOES AWAY WITH SALES TAX ON CAR SEATS.

SOT

KATRINA REYNOLDS

7-YEARS-OLD

47:45 - 47:48

It's like you're on a roller coaster almost

AND BECAUSE THE ROADS CAN BE AS UNPREDICTABLE AS ONE.

KATRINA AND HER GRANDMOTHER ARE TAKING NO CHANCES ON THEIR BIKE RIDE.

IN LEE COUNTY - NICK CILETTI - NBC2 Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GI BILL-VO-WIPE


THERE'S ALSO A NEW LAW TO HELP MAKE FLORIDA THE MOST VETERAN-FRIENDLY STATE IN THE COUNTRY.

"THE FLORIDA G-I BILL" GIVES UNIVERSITY TUITION WAIVERS --

AND PAYS FOR MILITARY BASE IMPROVEMENTS.

THE NEW LAW IS ALSO EXPECTED TO INCREASE JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETS. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GI BILL-SOTVO


Steve Murray, Department of Veterans Affairs

"They come not only with the technical skills they received in military training, but also with discipline and motivation. They are very focused individuals; they're punctual. These are just the type of people that employers love to have on their payroll."

FLORIDA HAS THE THIRD LARGEST VETERAN POPULATION IN THE COUNTRY.

AS PART OF THE NEW LAW --

THE STATE WILL SPEND ONE MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR TO PROMOTE THE HIRING OF VETERANS -- AND ENCOURAGE VETERANS TO MOVE TO FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


A FLORIDA TEACHER WAS CAUGHT IN A CHILD SEX STING.AND THREE GUYS WHO WORK AT AMUSEMENT PARKS WERE TOO.

NEXT AT 5:30 -- NEW VIDEO AND DETAILS OF THE OPERATION THAT PUT 16 MEN IN JAIL.

PLUS -- A CONTROVERSIAL NEW RECOMMENDATION FOR WOMEN WHEN IT COMES TO PELVIC EXAMS.

SOME DOCTORS SAY THEY ARE NOT NECESSARY EVERY YEAR.

BC2 ASKS DOCTORS AND WOMEN IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WHAT THEY THINK. Return to index of stories...


A) polk county sex sting-VO-WIPE


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B) pelvic exams-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

TS ARTHUR OPEN-CLIP


TS ARTHUR OPEN Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-STC


Keeping watch on Tropical Storm Arthur

The first named tropical storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is located off the east coast of the peninsula. Newly-dubbed Tropical Storm Arthur will not be able to offer a direct impact on our weather in Southwest Florida, however we will continue to feel indirect influences as the storm begins to move northward.

The first of those impacts have resulted in diminishing the coverage and opportunity for widespread rain on our side of the state. Since we are located west of the center of circulation, drier air from the north has been moving southward on our side of the coast. That kept conditions predominately dry and very warm this afternoon.

Through this evening, any rain that is able to come together should remain isolated in nature. Overnight temperatures are expected in the mid to upper 70s.

On Wednesday, Tropical Storm Arthur will be moving north, and that will reorient the winds to hail from the west. This type of setup can work to offer the coastal regions the chance of a morning shower or downpour. Rain on Wednesday morning would again remain isolated in nature, and predominately along the coastline.

As the storm system continues its northward push through the end of the work week, we will experience a push back on the coverage of rain across the region. Most activity would be expected to develop mainly across the inland areas of the state on Thursday and Friday. Temperatures continue to look warm, topping out near 93 degrees on both afternoons. Return to index of stories...


POLK COUNTY SEX STING-E-AniBX


DEVELOPING AT 5:30 -- NBC2 HAS LEARNED SIXTEEN PEOPLE, INCLUDING A COLLEGE STUDENT FROM NAPLES PLUS A TEACHER AND THEME PARK EMPLOYEES FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA, WERE ARRESTED IN A POLK COUNTY UNDERAGE SEX STING.

NBC2 ANCHOR LISA SPOONER IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM GOING THROUGH THOSE ARREST REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


POLK COUNTY SEX STING-CAM99-RTR1SS


KELLIE. IT'S THE SORT OF STORY THAT MAKES PARENTS CRINGE.

ACCORDING TO THE POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. 13 OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE ARRESTED TRAVELED TO HAVE SEX WITH MINORS. AND THREE POSSESSED CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

ONE OF THEM IS JASON BICKEL, A U-S-F STUDENT FROM COLLIER COUNTY.

HIS IS JUST ONE OF SEVERAL NEW PICTURES AND VIDEO WE GOT OF "OPERATION CYBERCHILD THREE." Return to index of stories...


POLK COUNTY SEX STING-SS


PERHAPS MOST STUNNING. ONE OF THE MEN ARRESTED IS A *TEACHER IN POLK COUNTY.

28 YEAR OLD MATTHEW TILLESEN WAS ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORN.

DEPUTIES SAY HE ADMITTED TO POSSESSING AND DISTRIBUTING CHILD PORN.

50 IMAGES WERE FOUND ON HIS COMPUTER.

THE POLK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FIRED HIM AFTER HIS ARREST. Return to index of stories...


POLK COUNTY SEX STING-VO-CAM99


AS FOR THE OTHER MEN ARRESTED. WE LEARNED THAT MANY OF THEM ARE ACCUSED OF SENDING NAKED PICTURES OF THEMSELVES TO UNDERCOVER DETECTIVES WHO THEY THOUGHT WERE CHILDREN.

THREE OF THEM WORK AT THEME PARKS IN ORLANDO. INCLUDING DISNEY, UNIVERSAL AND SEA WORLD.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, LISA SPOONER, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


BORDER PATROL SEX ASSAULTS-VO-WIPE


THE SURGE OF PEOPLE CAUGHT TRYING TO CROSS INTO THE U.S. IS CREATING A SAFETY PROBLEM AT DETENTION FACILITIES.

OFFICIALS ARE NOW INVESTIGATING A SEXUAL ASSAULT ON A CHILD INSIDE A FACILITY IN TEXAS.

BOTH THE VICTIM AND THE SUSPECT ARE UNDOCUMENTED MINORS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BORDER PATROL UNION SAYS THE FACILITY IS DOUBLE OR TRIPLE ITS CAPACITY. Return to index of stories...


BORDER PATROL SEX ASSAULTS-SOTVO


Chris Cabrera/National Border Patrol Council

40-

"It's incomprehensible how somebody could do that to another human being, much less one child to another child."

OFFICIALS SAY THEY DO HAVE PROTOCOL TO PROTECT DETAINEES.

BUT THE OVERCROWDING IS SO OUT OF CONTROL --

IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


TEEN SWEPT AWAY-VO-WIPE


TONIGHT -- EMERGENCY CREWS ARE SEARCHING FOR AN IOWA TEEN -- WHO WAS SWEPT AWAY IN A SEWER DRAIN.

THREE TEENS WERE PLAYING FRISBEE AT A SCHOOL IN CEDAR RAPIDS YESTERDAY WHEN IT HAPPENED.

A SECOND TEEN JUMPED IN AFTER HIM.

HE WAS FOUND SEVERAL HOURS LATER IN A DRAIN PIPE -- ABOUT A MILE AWAY.

RESCUE CREWS SEARCHED A NEARBY LAKE AND MANHOLES AND SEWERS ACROSS THE AREA --

THE OTHER TEEN IS STILL MISSING. Return to index of stories...


TEEN SWEPT AWAY-SOTVO


Katie Bockoben / Neighbor

1:00-

"Yes, it's an eye opener to young kids not to play around the sewers."

RESCUE CREWS SAY THEY'RE NOT GIVING UP HOPE THE BOY IS ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


FM BOY SWEPT AWAY-trx VOTOPS


YOU MAY REMEMBER --

A FORT MYERS BOY WAS SUCKED INTO A DRAIN PIPE LAST SUMMER -- OFF MCGREGOR BOULEVARD.

AND AMAZINGLY, ONLY SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES.

THE 5-YEAR OLD WAS PLAYING NEAR THE PIPE -- WHEN HE WAS SWEPT IN BY FLOOD WATER.

HE TRAVELED MORE THAN 300 YARDS -- BEFORE HE WAS DUMPED INTO CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

SINCE THEN -- THE CITY HAS COVERED TEN OF THE 26 DRAINS DEEMED DANGEROUS. Return to index of stories...


HOME ALONE FOR MONTHS-trx VOTOPS


ARKANSAS POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR A WOMAN TONIGHT -- ACCUSED OF LEAVING HER TWO YOUNG SONS HOME ALONE -- FOR **MONTHS AT A TIME.

THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN SAYS BOTH BOYS ARE UNDER 16 YEARS OLD.

THEY TOLD INVESTIGATORS THEIR MOM COMES HOME EVERY TWO WEEKS TO BUY GROCERIES.

RIGHT NOW -- THE BOYS ARE IN FOSTER CARE -- UNTIL POLICE FIND THEIR MOM. Return to index of stories...


NIGHTMARE NANNY SPEAKS-trx SOTVO-WIPE


NEW RIGHT NOW --

THE SO-CALLED "NIGHTMARE NANNY" IS SPEAKING OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME.

NO SUPER -- PHONER

39-

"When I was working there, I didn't get lunch breaks, I didn't get coffee breaks, I didn't get any holidays. Basically, I was working 24/7."

DIANE STRETTON CLAIMS SHE WASN'T FIRED.

SHE SAYS SHE QUIT -- AFTER BEING EXPLOITED AND OVERWORKED -- FORCED TO WORK 90 DAYS STRAIGHT WITHOUT ANY TIME OFF.

THE STORY BECAME NATIONAL NEWS WHEN THE FAMILY SAYS STRETTON REFUSED TO MOVE OUT. Return to index of stories...


NIGHTMARE NANNY SPEAKS-SOTVO


NO SUPER -- PHONER

1:37-

"I bought a substantial amount of my own food and the food I did get was terrible. I didn't have access to the laundry room hardly ever, I didn't have access to the bathroom hardly ever, the air conditioning wasn't on, I think they're the con artists."

OVER THE YEARS -- STRETTON HAS FILED A NUMBER OF LAWSUITS IN CALIFORNIA.

SHE'S EVEN ON A STATE LIST FOR ABUSING THE LEGAL SYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


CHRYSLER RECALL-trx VIDBOX


AN NBC 2 CONSUMER ALERT --

TODAY -- CHRYSLER ADDED NEARLY 700-THOUSAND MINI-VANS AND SUV'S TO A RECALL -- FOR BAD IGNITION SWITCHES.

OFFICIALS SAY THE KEYS CAN MOVE AND SHUT DOWN THE ENGINE.

NEW CARS ADDED TO THE LIST INCLUDE --

DODGE JOURNEY SUVS, CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY AND DODGE CARAVANS -- MADE BETWEEN 2007 AND 2009.

OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED --

AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH FOR FREE. Return to index of stories...


FL MICHELLE OBAMA-VO-WIPE


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FL MICHELLE OBAMA-SOTVO


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WALK TO OHARE-O-AniBX, VO


HEAVY TRAFFIC ISN'T UNUSUAL AROUND O'HARE AIRPORT IN CHICAGO --

BUT CHECK THIS OUT --

SEVERAL TRAVELERS WALKED TO THE AIRPORT THIS MORNING -- LUGGAGE AND ALL -- AFTER THEY GOT STUCK IN TRAFFIC FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

AND IT WASN'T JUST TRAVELERS.

SOME PILOTS AND CREW MEMBERS ALSO TWEETED -- THEY WERE STUCK IN TRAFFIC. Return to index of stories...


WALK TO OHARE-SOTVO


S/Jami Cloud/Traveler

54-

"There was absolutely no way into the airport, so, here we go.

Reporter: So what did you do?

Cloud:We tried to take a cab then started walking.

Reporter: How far did you walk

Cloud: About a mile"

SEVERE STORMS FLOODED SEVERAL LANES OF INTERSTATE 190.

TODAY -- CREWS USED SNOW PLOWS TO MOVE STANDING WATER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


NEXT AT 5:30 --

A DISTURBING FIND AT A SOUTH FLORIDA PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL.

No one has told us anything, other than he was strangled with a bed sheet and with hands.

THE FAMILY OF A MAN KILLED IN HIS OWN ROOM WANTS TO KNOW WHY HE HAD A VIOLENT ROOM MATE.

AND NO TREATS FOR THESE DOGS!

WE HAVE THE VIDEO THAT SHOWS THEM CHILLING ON THE COUCH AS BURGLARS MADE OFF WITH THE FAMILY T-V. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) fl hospital roommate killed-sotvo


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TZ1 B) dogs chill during robbery-vo


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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FL HOSPITAL ROOMMATE KILLED-trx SOTVO, TC MON


50-

"He's gone. We can't bring him back. They treated treated him like road kill. He was dead on the floor face down."

A DISTURBING INVESTIGATION TONIGHT AT A SOUTH FLORIDA HOSPITAL.

POLICE SAY A PATIENT IN THE PSYCHIATRIC WARD STRANGLED HIS ROOMMATE.

TONIGHT -- THE VICTIM'S FAMILY IS TALKING ABOUT THEIR FRUSTRATION WITH GETTING ANSWERS. Return to index of stories...


FL HOSPITAL ROOMMATE KILLED-PKG


"My brother is an amazing gentle person."

"Despite all his problems, he studied and he wanted to be a teacher for people like him."

THIS IS VIDEO OF RAUL ALEXANDER RIOS THREE MONTHS AGO.

HIS FAMILY SAYS HE'S STRUGGLED WITH MENTAL ILLNESS SINCE HE WAS A TEEN.

TWO WEEKS AGO -- HE CHECKED INTO A PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL.

"He was sad, depressed, didn't want to eat, didn't want to drink."

LAST WEEK -- HOSPITAL OFFICIALS PUT ALEXANDER JACKSON INTO THE SAME ROOM WITH RIOS.

AN HOUR LATER, A WORKER FOUND RIOS STRANGLED TO DEATH.

"That was the last time I saw my brother. He was 32 and going like this. Now he's gone. We can't bring him back. They treated treated him like road kill. He was dead on the floor face down."

JACKSON IS IN THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY JAIL -- CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER AND

ACCORDING TO THE ARRESTED AFFIDAVIT --

HE TOLD POLICE HE KILLED SOMEONE.

RIOS' FAMILY WANTS TO KNOW HOW SOMETHING LIKE IS COULD HAPPEN.

"We have no answers from anybody. No one has told us anything, other than he was strangled with a bed sheet and with hands." Return to index of stories...


FL HOSPITAL ROOMMATE KILLED-OC


THE HOSPITAL RELEASED A GENERIC STATEMENT -- SAYING THEY ARE COOPERATING WITH THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


666 HATE CRIMES-VO-WIPE


DALLAS POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A POSSIBLE HATE CRIME -- AFTER SOMEONE SPRAY-PAINTED 666 ON A HALF-DOZEN LANDMARKS.

IT STARTED HERE --

AT THE CATHEDRAL OF HOPE -- THE SELF-DESCRIBED "LARGEST GAY CHURCH" IN THE COUNTRY.

A WELL-KNOWN "AIDS" MEMORIAL, THREE MEDIA OUTLETS AND A HIGHWAY OVERPASS WERE ALSO TAGGED.

POLICE DO NOT THINK THE VANDALISM IS RANDOM. Return to index of stories...


666 HATE CRIMES-SOTVO


NO SUPER -- TOO QUICK

Brenda Marks/Oak Lawn Committee

"This is malicious and hateful and cowardly."

Lt. Eno Fite/Dallas Police

"Right now, we are tentatively labeling it a hate crime, just because it's gay pride month, the locations are of significance."

POLICE HOPE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO WILL HELP THEM CATCH THE VANDALS.

THE NUMBESR 666 ARE OFTEN USED TO SYMBOLIZE THE the DEVIL Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


THE LIGHTS ARE ON, BUT YOU'RE NOT HOME --

AHEAD AT 5:30 -- THE HOUSE PARTY ADVERTISED ON FACEBOOK, AND THE UNUSUAL WAY POLICE FOUND OUT ABOUT IT.

FIRST -- GET READY FOR SOME GIRL TALK.

SOME DOCTORS SAY YOU DON'T NEED A YEARLY PELVIC EXAM -- IT MIGHT BE DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) cats house party-VO


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TZ2 B) pelvic exams study-VO


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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.

Keeping watch on Tropical Storm Arthur

The first named tropical storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is located off the east coast of the peninsula. Newly-dubbed Tropical Storm Arthur will not be able to offer a direct impact on our weather in Southwest Florida, however we will continue to feel indirect influences as the storm begins to move northward.

The first of those impacts have resulted in diminishing the coverage and opportunity for widespread rain on our side of the state. Since we are located west of the center of circulation, drier air from the north has been moving southward on our side of the coast. That kept conditions predominately dry and very warm this afternoon.

Through this evening, any rain that is able to come together should remain isolated in nature. Overnight temperatures are expected in the mid to upper 70s.

On Wednesday, Tropical Storm Arthur will be moving north, and that will reorient the winds to hail from the west. This type of setup can work to offer the coastal regions the chance of a morning shower or downpour. Rain on Wednesday morning would again remain isolated in nature, and predominately along the coastline.

As the storm system continues its northward push through the end of the work week, we will experience a push back on the coverage of rain across the region. Most activity would be expected to develop mainly across the inland areas of the state on Thursday and Friday. Temperatures continue to look warm, topping out near 93 degrees on both afternoons. Return to index of stories...


PELVIC EXAMS STUDY-PLASMA, VO


AN ALL OUT DEBATE IS UNDERWAY TONIGHT, AFTER THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS MADE A STARTLING RECOMMENDATION.

THEY DO NOT FEEL ANNUAL PELVIC EXAMS ARE NECESSARY.

THEY ARE EMBARASSING, OFTEN LEAD TO UNNECESSARY TESTS, AND DON'T HELP DOCTORS FIND OVARIAN CANCER OR OTHER DISEASES --

BUT AS NBC2'S HOLLIE HOJEK FOUND OUT TODAY, NOT ALL DOCTORS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AGREE. Return to index of stories...


PELVIC EXAMS STUDY-PKG


THIS FORT MYERS MOTHER WELCOMED HER BABY GIRL INTO THE WORLD JUST FOUR

DAYS AGO.

BABY SAMANTHA IS BABY NUMBER FOUR FOR NICOLE LESKO-- WHO SAYS SHE IS

ALL TO FAMILIAR WITH PELVIC EXAMS.

Nicole Lesko, Fort Myers

:36:00 i think they're annoying and I've had four kids. So I've had

plenty of them, they're embarrassing- but you go to do what you got to

do.

:10

NOT ANY MORE.

IN A NEW STUDY - THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS SAYS ANNUAL

PELVIC EXAMS ARE UNNECESSARY FOR HEALTHY WOMEN WHO AREN'T PREGNANT.

Lesko

:36:22 I mean I don't have a problem with it, because I don't like

doing it. As long as you don't have history, I don't see anything wrong

with it.

:04

nat curtained pulled open

DR. CAVANAGH PRACTICES FAMILY MEDICINE AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

SHE SAYS SHE IS EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW GUIDELINES.

Dr. Christina Cavanagh, Family Medicine

:16:30 I think that its wonderful. I hoping it will encourage more

women to come in for their wellness exams and we can spend more time

focusing on preventative care that will change their health.

:12

THE GROUP SAYS PELVIC EXAMS ARE PAINFUL, COSTLY AND DON'T HELP DIAGNOSE CANCER OR OTHER DISEASES.

DR CAVANAGH EXPECTS SEVERAL ADDITIONAL STUDIES WILL COME OUT SOON

PROVING THE SAME THING.

:20:34 The pelvic exam itself has not been shown to find undetected

problems.;06

A PELVIC EXAM INCLUDES A PAP SMEAR.

GUIDELINES FOR PAP SMEARS CHANGED A FEW YEARS AGO-

WITH EXPERTS RECOMMENDING WOMEN ONLY GET PAP SMEARS EVERY 3-5 YEARS--

DR CAVANAGH SAID THEY'VE BEEN WAITING ON A STUDY LIKE THIS TO COME OUT-

TO PROVE WHETHER OR NOT PELVIC EXAMS ARE EFFECTIVE.

:18:09

i think the evidence if pretty clear that doing those exams in women

who have no symptoms and no problems, its not improving their health.

:11

DESPITE THE NEW RESULTS- SOME SAY GETTING A PELVIS EXAM ONCE A YEAR IS

STILL THE WAY TO GO.

Adrianna Sanchez, Fort Myers

:44:04 i think every year is probably the most reasonable for

preventative measures.

butt sot

:45:01 i would still opt to go every one year.

DR. CAVANAGH SAID SHE STILL STRONGLY RECOMMENDS GETTING A WELLNESS

CHECK FROM YOUR DOCTOR EVERY YEAR.

IN LEE COUNTY HH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS-VO-WIPE


TREATMENT OF SEVERE PAIN MAY NOT DEPEND ON HOW BADLY YOU FEEL --

BUT WHERE YOU LIVE.

DOCTORS WROTE 259-MILLION PRESCRIPTIONS FOR STRONG -- POTENTIALLY ADDICTIVE --PAINKILLERS IN 2012.

A NEW REPORT FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL FOUND PRESCRIPTIONS FOR OPIOID PAINKILLERS -- LIKE OXYCODONE AND HYDROCODONE -- VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

LOOKING AT THE MAP --

STATES WITH THE HIGHEST PRESCRIPTION RATES ARE IN DARK PURPLE.

ALABAMA TOPS THE LIST. Return to index of stories...


PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS-SOTVO


Dr. Len Paulozzi - CDC

"Clearly there's a disagreement or a lack of consensus among providers across the country as to when to prescribe this type of drug."

EXPERTS SAY THERE'S A LINK BETWEEN THE NUMBER OF PRESCRIPTIONS WRITTEN AND OVERDOSES.

BUT FLORIDA IS TOUTED AS A SUCCESS STORY.

OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS -- THE NUMBER OF OVERDOSE DEATHS HAS BEEN CUT IN HALF -- THANKS TO CRACKDOWN ON PILL MILLS. Return to index of stories...


DOGS CHILL DURING ROBBERY-O-ANIBXVO


SO MUCH FOR WATCH DOGS!

TONIGHT -- NORTH CAROLINA DEPUTIES ARE SEARCHING FOR TWO BURGLARS -- THAT THE FAMILY DOGS DIDN'T CARE TO EVEN TRY AND SCARE OFF.

AND IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON HOME SURVEILLANCE VIDEO.

TAKE A LOOK --

THE FAMILY'S TWO DOGS SIT ON COUCH AND WATCH.

ONE BURGLAR IS CARRYING A SHOVEL.

THE OTHER LEFT WITH A FLAT SCREEN TV.

POLICE SAY THE THIEVES WERE IN AND OUT IN LESS THAN A MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


CAVE HOME FOR SALE-trx VOTOPS-WIPE


HERE'S SOMETHING YOU DON'T SEE EVERYDAY --

A FORMER ROLLER RINK -- TURNED CAVE HOME -- IS UP FOR SALE IN MISSOURI.

THE THREE-STORY CAVE HOME IS 10-THOUSAND SQUARE FEET, WITH FOUR BEDROOMS, TWO BATHS AND THREE OTHER ROOMS.

IT ALSO HAS A YEAR-ROUND TEMPERATURE OF 70 DEGREES.

INTERESTED BUYERS ARE LINING UP. Return to index of stories...


CAVE HOME FOR SALE-SOTVO


William Sleeper/Selling Cave Home

30-

"I'm thrilled. Thrilled to see it all kind of move on."

1:26-

"If the house sells, we'll see. I understand there's a missile site coming up in July."

WE JUST CHECKED.

RIGHT NOW -- THE HIGHEST BID IS $225-THOUSAND DOLLARS Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


MARIJUANA, ECSTACY AND AN EMPTY HOUSE --

NEXT AT 5:30-- THE HOUSE PARTY GONE WRONG, ADVERTISED OVER FACEBOOK.

AND HERE'S A LOOK AT WHAT'S NEW AT SIX.

you're looking at the city of cape coral's 42 foot incident command center. I'm nbc2's dave elias, we going to give you an exclusive, behind the scenes tour as officers prepare for the red white and boom event. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) CATS HOUSE PARTY-VO


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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A) DAVE'S STANDUP TZ-SOT


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NEW LAWS: DO NOT TEXT-TC MON, VO in TC MON


A NEW LAW IN EFFECT TODAY, SHOULD HELP YOU ENJOY YOUR DINNER HOUR WITH OUT BEING INTERUPPTED BY ANNOYING TELMARKETERS.

YEAR AFTER YEAR -- IT RANKS AS ONE OF THE HIGHEST CONSUMER COMPLAINTS.

AND IT'S NOT JUST CALLS --

COMPANIES OFTEN USE A TEXT TO GET YOUR ATTENTION.

BUT BEGINNING TODAY IN FLORIDA -- THAT'S AGAINST THE LAW.

NBC2'S NICK CILLETI SHOWS YOU HOW THE NEW LAW WILL WORK. Return to index of stories...


NEW LAWS: DO NOT TEXT-PKG


DIANE BUTLER

FORT MYERS

4:40 - 4:48

I just got out of the hospital so I'm meeting a friend who's taking care of my dog and getting back to my downtown life!

DIANE BUTLER MAY OUT OF THE HOSPITAL. - BUT THE HEADACHES KEEP COMING.

DIANE BUTLER

4:57 - 5:00

Well, they annoy me to begin with

SHE'S TALKING ABOUT THESE - UNSOLICITED TEXT MESSAGES THAT COME RIGHT TO HER CELL PHONE.

DIANE SAYS SHE GETS AT LEAST FIVE A DAY.

5:44 - 5:51

That's a lot in a week! 39 idiot messages! And I don't even read them 5:49 I just delete delete delete

BUT NOW - THERE'S HELP.

STARTING TODAY - THE FLORIDA "DO NOT CALL" PROGRAM IS ADDING NUISANCE TEXT MESSAGES TO ITS LIST.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS.

TAKE SS

-VISIT FLDNC.COM

-TYPE YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER IN

-AND YOUR NUMBER WILL STAY ON THE LIST FOR FIVE YEARS

DIANE JUST WISHES SOMEONE WOULD HAVE COME UP WITH THE IDEA SOONER.

SO WHAT'S SHE HOPING FOR NOW?

A NICE ICED COFFEE -- OH -- AND TO TEXT IN PEACE

DIANE BUTLER

FORT MYERS

7:05 - 7:12

To me it's just another intrusion on the tranquility of my life at this point. I don't want to be bombarded with stupid things like this

IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS - NICK CILETTI - NBC2 Return to index of stories...


PARASAILING RULES-VO-WIPE


ANOTHER NEW LAW TAKING EFFECT IN FLORIDA TODAY -- STRICTER RESTRICTIONS FOR THE PARASAILING INDUSTRY.

THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD JUST RELEASED A REPORT.

IN THE PAST 4 YEARS --

8 PARASAILERS HAVE BEEN KILLED.

3 GRAVELY INJURED.

YOU MAY REMEMBER -- LAST SUMMER -- TWO TEENS CRASHED INTO A HOTEL WHEN THEIR TOW LINE SNAPPED. Return to index of stories...


PARASAILING RULES-SOTVO


Alexis Fairchild/Hurt in Parasailing Accident

21-

"It's a helpless and awful feeling -- because you don't know if you're really dead or if you're friend is dead. or if you are going to wake up if you shut your eyes."

FLORIDA IS ONLY ONE OF THREE STATES WITH PARASAILING REGULATIONS.

AMONG THE NEW CHANGES --

OPERATORS MUST HAVE AND A LICENSE ISSUED BY THE COAST GUARD. Return to index of stories...


CATS HOUSE PARTY-OC


P​OLICE IN PUNTA GORDA THOUGHT THEY WERE CHECKING IN ON HOUSE CATS ​.

INSTEAD, THEY BROKE UP ​WHAT THEY CALL ​A DRUG FUELED HOUSE PARTY.

THE HOMEOWNER HAD NO IDEA ​WHAT WAS GOING ON.

​ NBC2'S CHRIS GILMORE ​TALKED TO POLICE TODAY - THEY TELL HIM THE WHOLE THING WAS ORGANIZED THROUGH FACEBOOK. Return to index of stories...


CATS HOUSE PARTY-PKG


"It just slipped through, I didn't hear any ruckus or anything."

IT ALMOST SLIPPED ​BY PUNTA GORDA POLICE ​OFFICERS ​AS WELL.

​THEY WERE OUT ON A WELLNESS CHECK FOR SOME CATS IN A VACANT HOME WHEN THEY NOTICED SOMETHING ODD.

LIGHTS ON IN WHAT SHOULD BE AN EMPTY HOUSE.

INSIDE​, REPORTS SHOW THEY ​​FOUND TWO MEN, CAYNE MARTINEZ AND GENE CAZEAU​, WAITING TO START A PARTY ​THEY​ PROMOTED ON FACEBOOK.

"I'm shocked because the whole neighborhood there's always something that you don't know anything about."

WHAT SHOCKED POLICE MORE WAS THAT PARTY GUESTS CONTINUED TO SHOW UP.

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"he said people were still people trying to come in this house."

AND QUICKLY LEAVE ONCE THEY REALIZED POLICE WERE THERE.

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"Someone should've, they probably didn't have access to their cell phones with their hands behind their back."​

CHRISTOPHER FRANCOIS WAS A PASSENGER IN ONE OF THE CARS THAT SPED OFF.

OFFICERS CAUGHT UP TO HIM AND ​FOUND MORE THAN 20 GRAMS OF MARIJUANA.

​ THEY ALSO ARRESTED A JUVENILE ACCUSED OF DRIVING TO THE PARTY UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

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NEXT AT SIX.A 12 YEAR OLD BOY ESCAPED A HOUSE FIRE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

WE JUST TALKED TO HIS FAMILY.

PLUS: METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING IS TRACKING THE FIRST TROPICAL STORM OF THE SEASON.

HE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT ARTHUR LOOKS LIKE NOW, AND HOW IT'S IMPACTING OUR WEATHER. Return to index of stories...