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ANCHOR SUPERS GOOD MORNING-CLIP-2SH WX CENTER
DIRECTORS PAGE 6:30 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL
HEADLINES TRAFFIC TOSS-2SHOT
HL1) TRACKING ARTHUR-TRX-OMNI TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC
HL2) EXTRA FLIGHT SECURITY-TRX-VO DRAGGED DOG PUT DOWN-OC-VO
HL3) CURT CLAWSON IN BONITA-TRX-SOTVO MELISSA SMITH SENTENCING-OC-SS-TRX-ANIBOX
TRACKING ARTHUR-2SH ANIBOX VO-ANIBOX LIVE MELISSA SMITH SENTENCING-LIVE
TRACKING ARTHUR-IRD 10 MELISSA SMITH SENTENCING-VO
TRACKING ARTHUR-PKG MELISSA SMITH SENTENCING-LIVE
TRACKING ARTHUR-IRD 10 RAPE ALLEGATION-OTS
6:00 WEATHER-CLIP-2SH WX CNTR FL SAME SEX MARRIAGE-OC-NATSVO
6:00 WEATHER-WX WALL FL SAME SEX MARRIAGE-SOTVO
TRAFFIC TOSS-2SHOT CAPE SIX TEENS ARRESTED-OC-SS-VO-SS
TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC WATKINS BROTHERS-OC-VO
FOREIGN FLIGHTS EXTRA SECURITY-TRX-VO IN PLASMA-LI WATKINS BROTHERS-SOTVO-BNR
FOREIGN FLIGHTS EXTRA SECURITY-LIVE U 1 CHUCK HAGEL CALLS TIM HOWARD-OC-VO
FOREIGN FLIGHTS EXTRA SECURITY-VO-SS QUARTER HOUR PUSH-2SHOT-SS
FOREIGN FLIGHTS EXTRA SECURITY-LIVE U 1 FIRST ALERT DOPPLER TEASE-OMNI or WALL
BONITA BEACH RD AND 41-OC-ZMAP-VO BREAK FOUR 6:38:53 AM
CURT CLAWSON IN BONITA-OC-SOTVO MARATHON WATERSPOUT-OC-VO-WIPE
GEORGIA TODDLER DEATH-OTS-VO ENGLEWOOD WATERSPOUT-SSTOPS
MIROMAR INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION-OC-SS 6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
GET AWAY DAY AND GAS PRICES-TRX A-SIDE SSTOPS 6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
QUARTER HOUR PUSH-2SHOT-VO TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX
FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC
BREAK ONE 6:09:48 TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP IMMIGRATION PROTESTS FOLO-OC-SOTVO
6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL WOMAN EATS PET FOOD-OC-SS
TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX LEE CO BEACH RENOURISH-OC-VO
TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC LEE CO BEACH RENOURISH-SOTVO
TRAFFIC ALERT BILLBOARD-CLIP CHARLOTTE DRUG NEWS CONFERENCE-OTS
TARGET GUNS-VO IN PLASMA-SS-VO IN PLASMA CONSERVANCY MILITARY-SSTOPS
WATER PLANE LEAK-OC-NATSVO STONECRABS FIREWORKS-OTS
HOT PUPPIES FOLO-OC-VO COVERAGE PROMISE-2SHOT-OMNI
HOT PUPPIES FOLO-SOTVO-SS FIREWORKS SCROLL-CGTOPS WITH MUSIC
BEEF O BRADYS BREAK IN-TRX-OC-VO-BNR BREAK FIVE 6:49:12 AM
STYX AND FOREIGNER TOUR BUS-OC-VO 6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
TEASE TOSS TO BREAK-2SHOT 6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
NBC2 WEB AND FB TEASE-SSTOPS TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC
BREAK TWO 6:18:05 TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
SELFIE OF THE DAY-SSTOPS TODAY SHOW TEASE-BNR SOTTOPS
6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP-3SHOT CAPE 4TH TRAFFIC-OC-VIDBOX
6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX GRX-WX WALL SWFL FIREWORKS-OTS-BNR
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC TS TRACKING ARTHUR-VOTOPS
GAS SKIMMING-OC-SS TS BABYSITTER SENTENCING-VOTOPS
CPR DEVICE-OC-VO TS BONITA BEACH ROAD AND 41-VOTOPS
tease dragged dog-TRX-VOTOPS TS GAS SKIMMING-SSTOPS
NBC2 WEATHER APP TEASE-TRX-SS-OMNI TS MIROMAR CELEBRATION-SSTOPS
BREAK THREE 6:27:03 AM DAYPLANNER FORECAST-OMNI
HL1) TRACKING ARTHUR-TRX-OMNI TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC
HL2) DRAGGED DOG-TRX-VO GOODBYE-4-SHOT
HL3) WATKINS BROTHERS-TRX-VO  


ANCHOR SUPERS


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DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES


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HL1) TRACKING ARTHUR-TRX-OMNI


RIGHT NOW ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY ---

ARTHUR STRENGTHENS INTO A HURRICANE AND IT IS ON THE MOVE.

HOW THE EAST COAST IS BRACING IN A LIVE REPORT. Return to index of stories...


HL2) EXTRA FLIGHT SECURITY-TRX-VO


PLUS, NEW INTELLIGENCE PROMPTS EXTRA AIRPORT SECURITY.

INCLUDING MORE RANDOM PATDOWNS AND SCREENINGS, IN A LIVE REPORT. Return to index of stories...


HL3) CURT CLAWSON IN BONITA-TRX-SOTVO


CLAWSON: "Our team is getting up to speed on what we're voting on"

AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S NEWEST CONGRESSMAN RETURNS TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE PEOPLE AND THE COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


TRACKING ARTHUR-2SH ANIBOX VO-ANIBOX LIVE


OUR TOP STORY RIGHT NOW ----

ARTHUR STRENGTHENS INTO A HURRICANE!

EVACUATIONS AND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ORDERED ALONG THE EAST COAST.

WHILE MANY OF US ARE RAMPING UP PREPARATIONS FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY.

MANY PEOPLE ARE BEING FORCED TO CHANGE THEIR PLANS.

LET'S GO STRAIGHT TO REPORTER TORY DUNNAN --- SHE'S LIVE IN KILL DEVIL HILLS, NORTH CAROLINA WITH THE LATEST ON HURRICANE ARTHUR AS YOU WAKE UP, TORY? Return to index of stories...


TRACKING ARTHUR-IRD 10


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TRACKING ARTHUR-PKG


****NETWORK ROLLS*****

PEOPLE ALONG THE EAST COAST ARE HOPING THEIR FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS STAY DRY.

AS 'ARTHUR' HEADS THEIR WAY.

THE STORM TETTERED AROUND HURRICANE-STRENGTH WINDS LATE WEDNESDAY.

THE POTENTIAL FOR HIGH WINDS AND RAIN PROMPTED OFFICIALS IN BOSTON TO MOVE THE ANNUAL BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR TO TODAY INSTEAD OF THE FOURTH.

SO FAR, THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST IS THE ONLY PART OF THE COUNTRY THAT COULD SEE HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS.

MANY PARTS OF THE STATE WERE UNDER A HURRICANE WARNING EARLY THURSDAY.

A MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER WAS ISSUED FOR HATTERAS ISLAND.

NORTH CAROLINA'S GOVERNOR WARNED THOSE WHO PLAN TO HIT THE BEACH TO BE SMART AND STAY OUT OF THE OCEAN.

I want to again reiterate: Don't put your stupid hat on.

BUT MANY IN THE AREA DON'T SEEM CONCERNED.

We're just prepping, tying down stuff, things that'll fly. There will be some flooding so we'll move down the street to our other house but other than that we're just going to stay here and ride it out.

Everybody's used to it. They know what to do. Board up the windows. Category one ain't bad.

AND FOR SOME NOTHING SAYS AMERICA LIKE A BOLD SENSE OF ADVENTURE.

I've lived long enough to know new experiences are always fun, so you've got to live them. And this might be really fun. It might scary, but we're going to find out after a while! Return to index of stories...


TRACKING ARTHUR-IRD 10


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6:00 WEATHER-CLIP-2SH WX CNTR


WE HAVE LIVE TEAM COVERAGE ON HURRICANE ARTHUR THIS MORNING ---

NBC-2 CHIEF METEROLOGIST HALEY WEBB HAS THE LATEST TRACK. Return to index of stories...


6:00 WEATHER-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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


TRAFFIC TOSS-2SHOT


NOW A QUICK CHECK OF THE ROADS, WHICH WILL BE BUSY FOR GET-AWAY DAY TODAY!

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


TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, CHAR CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

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


FOREIGN FLIGHTS EXTRA SECURITY-TRX-VO IN PLASMA-LI


ITS GOING TO BE A BUSY TRAVEL WEEKEND-- SO LISTEN UP.

SECURITY AT AIRPORTS OVERSEAS WILL BE EXTRA TIGHT.

THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY IS SPECIFICALLY STEPPING UP SCREENING FOR PASSENGERS FLYING inTO THE U-S.

NBC-2'S ALEX DE ARMAS IS LIVE INSIDE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN FORT MYERS WITH WHAT TO EXPECT. Return to index of stories...


FOREIGN FLIGHTS EXTRA SECURITY-LIVE U 1


IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS TRAVELING OUT OF THE COUNTRY -- GIVE YOURSELF SOME EXTRA TIME AT THE AIRPORT.

SECURITY WILL BE EXTRA TIGHT-- ESPECIALLY IN AIRPORTS OUT OF THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


FOREIGN FLIGHTS EXTRA SECURITY-VO-SS


WHY? WHATS GOING ON?

THIS IS ALL IN RESPONSE TO A CONCERN EXTREMISTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST ARE TRYING TO DEVELOP EXPLOSIVES THAT WOULD GET PASS SECURITY.

WE DONT WANT TO SCARE YOU THIS MORNING-- BUT IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW.

THIS ARE THINGS WE CAN EXPECT TO EXPERIENCE:

-MORE RANDOM PATDOWNS.

-MORE SCREENING OF CARRY-ONS BAGS.

-MORE SWABBING FOR EXPLOSIVE RESIDUE.

-AND EXTRA SCRUTINY OF ELECTRONICS.

-AND OTHER MEASURES WE WON'T SEE. Return to index of stories...


FOREIGN FLIGHTS EXTRA SECURITY-LIVE U 1


WE CAN EXPECT THESE NEW SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS TO happen in THE COMING DAYS. Return to index of stories...


BONITA BEACH RD AND 41-OC-ZMAP-VO


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ---

BONITA SPRINGS CITY LEADERS JUST VOTED TO NIX A MILLION-DOLLAR TRAFFIC STUDY.

IT'S AN 18-MONTH, IN DEPTH LOOK AT THE INTERSECTION OF BONITA BEACH ROAD AND U-S 41.

ONE SOLUTION TO THE TRAFFIC PROBLEM. A FLYOVER.

BUT IT'S NOT UP TO CITY LEADERS.

THE LEE COUNTY METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION WILL HAVE THE FINAL DECISION.

THEY DON'T MEET AGAIN UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST. Return to index of stories...


CURT CLAWSON IN BONITA-OC-SOTVO


AND NEWLY ELECTED REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN CURT CLAWSON ATTENDED LAST NIGHT'S BONITA SPRINGS COUNCIL MEETING ---

HE SAYS HE'S A RESIDENT HIMSELF, AND WANTS TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH WITH PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY AND THEIR CONCERNS.

NBC-2 ASKED HIM ABOUT HIS TIME IN CONGRESS SO FAR.

4:28

I'm drawing on the experience and expertise of other congress folk there men and women:33 so I think we need a blend of both:37 I think having a business executive outsider is great we also need folks that have been there a while to teach newbies like me and get a good Balance there and I think we're doing I think we're off to a good start:48

CONGRESSMAN CLAWSON ALSO USED THE OPPORTUNITY TO THANK PEOPLE WHO HELPED HIM WIN.

CLAWSON PLANS TO RUN AGAIN IN NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


GEORGIA TODDLER DEATH-OTS-VO


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

POLICE AND PROSECUTORS ARE set TO LAY OUT EVIDENCE AGAINST THE GEORGIA FATHER CHARGED IN THE HOT CAR DEATH OF HIS YOUNG SON.

THIS MORNING THE COURTHOUSE IS BUZZING WITH ANTICIPATION ABOUT TODAY'S HEARING AND WHAT NEW DETAILS COULD EMERGE ABOUT THE CASE.

JUSTIN HARRIS IS CHARGED WITH MURDER AND SECOND-DEGREE CRUELTY TO CHILDREN IN THE DEATH OF HIS 22-MONTH-OLD SON COOPER.

HARRIS SAID THAT HE FORGOT TO DROP THE BOY OFF AT DAYCARE BEFORE HE WENT TO WORK.

HARRIS AND HIS WIFE BOTH ADMITTED TO SEARCHING HOT-CAR DEATHS AND HOW IT OCCURS ON THE INTERNET. Return to index of stories...


MIROMAR INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION-OC-SS


THE FOURTH OF JULY IS TOMORROW --- BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT TO CELEBRATE!

THE 15TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION KICKS OFF TODAY AT MIROMAR OUTLETS.

A SIDEWALK SALE, LIVE MUSIC, ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS AND OF COURSE A SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS.

IT STARTS AT 3:30 WITH A BLOOD DRIVE AND FOOD DONATION DRIVE FOR HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK. KIDS ACTIVITIES START AT 6PM. AND FIREWORKS WILL BE AT DUSK BY THE LAKE.

BRING A LAWN CHAIR OR BLANKET.

BUT LEAVE THE COOLERS AND PERSONAL FIREWORKS AT HOME.

ADDITIONAL PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT GERMAIN ARENA AND MIROMAR DESIGN CENTER. Return to index of stories...


GET AWAY DAY AND GAS PRICES-TRX A-SIDE SSTOPS


AND TODAY IS GET AWAY DAY FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.

ALMOST 2 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN FLORIDA WILL DRIVE 50 MILES OR MORE DURING THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

RIGHT NOW THE FLORIDA AVERAGE GAS PRICE IS $3.61.

BUT WE FOUND PRICES AT $3.88 IN BONITA SPRINGS.

IF YOU'RE HITTING THE HIGHWAYS, REMEMBER TO CALL F-DOT'S 5-1-1 TRAVELER INFORMATION SYSTEM TO STAY UP TO DATE ON CRASHES, CONGESTION, CONSTRUCTION AND MORE ON ALL OF FLORIDA'S INTERSTATES, TOLL ROADS AND OTHER MAJOR ROADWAYS. Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH-2SHOT-VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW ---

BULLSEYE!

TARGET TAKES AIM AT GUN OWNERS.

WHAT THE STORE IS NOW ASKING FROM ITS CUSTOMERS AND REACTION THIS MORNING. YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. HALEY? Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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BREAK ONE 6:09:48


HIT TIME 6:09:48

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


6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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


Full Forecast

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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


TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, CONSTRUCTION?

TAKING A LOOK AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ROADS RIGHT NOW.

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

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


TRAFFIC ALERT BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TARGET GUNS-VO IN PLASMA-SS-VO IN PLASMA


ASKING CUSTOMERS TO LEAVE THE GUNS AT HOME.

THIS MORNING, TARGET, WHOSE LOGO IS A BULLSEYE, DOESN'T WANT GUN-OWNERS BRINGING FIREARMS INTO ITS STORES -- EVEN WHERE IT'S LEGAL TO CARRY.

C-E-O JOHN MULLIGAN SENT A NOTE TO EMPLOYEES SAYING -QUOTE- "STARTING TODAY WE WILL RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THAT GUESTS NOT BRING FIREARMS TO TARGET-EVEN IN COMMUNITIES WHERE IT IS PERMITTED BY LAW."

MULLIGAN SAID THAT BRINGING FIREARMS TO TARGET "CREATES AN ENVIRONMENT THAT IS AT ODDS WITH THE FAMILY-FRIENDLY SHOPPING."

HERE'S A PHOTO POSTED TO "OPEN CARRY TEXAS" WHERE A GROUP OF GUYS WALKED AROUND A TARGET WITH SEMI AUTOMATICS.

TARGET RECENTLY COME UNDER FIRE BY ANTI-GUN LOBBYING GROUPS LIKE "MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE."

ON TWITTER A LOT OF COMMENTS POINT OUT THE IRONY THAT A STORE NAMED TARGET DOESN'T WANT PEOPLE CARRYING IN THEIR STORES. Return to index of stories...


WATER PLANE LEAK-OC-NATSVO


THIS MORNING A QANTAS AIRLINES PLANE IS UNDERGOING REPAIRS ---

AFTER WATER BEGAN LEAKING INSIDE THE PLANE.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

nats of leaking water and flight crew gathered around it

WATER WAS DRIPPING FROM THE CEILING AS PASSENGERS TRIED TO STAY DRY.

AN HOUR AFTER TAKING OFF FROM L-A-X TO AUSTRALIA --- THE JET RETURNED FOR REPAIRS.

A QANTAS SPOKESWOMAN SAYS THE LEAK WAS FROM DRINKING WATER AND NO ONE WAS IN DANGER.

THE AIRLINE IS PROVIDING HOTEL ROOMS FOR PASSENGERS. Return to index of stories...


HOT PUPPIES FOLO-OC-VO


THIS NEXT STORY HAS HUNDREDS OF LIKES ON OUR NBC2 FACEBOOK PAGE ---

OUR VIEWERS ARE SAYING IT JUST MAKES THEM SO HAPPY.

IT'S THE HEROISM OF a good samaritan and TWO FORT MYERS POLICE OFFICERS.

THEY SAY THEY WERE JUST DOING THEIR JOBS.

THE OFFICERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SAVING THE LIVES OF SEVEN PIT BULL PUPPIES. LEFT BAKING INSIDE A SCORCHING HOT MOVING TRUCK OVER THE WEEKEND.

OFFICERS KELSEY EVENSON AND NICHOLAS TOMA WERE CALLED TO THE VILLA CAPRI APARTMENTS ON SUNDAY AFTER NEIGHBORS HEARD THE DOGS BARKING FROM INSIDE THE TRUCK'S CAB.

THE OFFICERS TELL NBC-2 TWO PUPPIES OUT OF THE LITTER OF SEVEN WERE BARELY ALIVE. REQUIRING THEM TO TAKE UNUSUAL ACTION. Return to index of stories...


HOT PUPPIES FOLO-SOTVO-SS


Ofc. Nicholas Toma -- FMPD

22:31:38 "we were taking bottled water and pouring the bottled water over the puppies backs just to try and get them to cool down a little bit." 22:31:45

Ofc. Kelsey Evenson

22:30:39 "the mom was up at the window, just panting really bad, and you could see like drool rolling off of her face." 22:30:43

THE OFFICERS WERE ABLE TO KEEP THE DOGS STABLE UNTIL FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED WITH TINY OXYGEN MASKS.

THE LITTER AND THEIR MOM ARE RECOVERING AT LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES, AND ARE SAID TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION THIS MORNING.

THEIR OWNER. DUSTIN UNWIN. IS FACING ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


BEEF O BRADYS BREAK IN-TRX-OC-VO-BNR


NBC2 HAS EXCLUSIVE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF TWO TEENS BREAKING INTO BEEF O'BRADY'S.

THE REASON WE HAVE THE VIDEO. THE TEENS CUT TWO CAMERA CORDS FUT FAILED TO REALIZE A THIRD.

IT HAPPENED ON PALM BEACH BOULEVARD IN LEE COUNTY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

THEY TOOK OFF WITH 11 BOTTLES OF LIQUOR AND LEFT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGE BEHIND. Return to index of stories...


STYX AND FOREIGNER TOUR BUS-OC-VO


RIGHT NOW INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT CAUSED TWO BUSES, BEING USED FOR THE STYX AND FOREIGNER CONCERT TOUR, TO CATCH FIRE.

CHECK OUT THIS FOOTAGE FROM THE AIR ---

IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY IN A PARKING LOT IN PHILADELPHIA.

THE FIRE APPEARS TO HAVE STARTED IN ONE BUS AND SPREAD TO THE ONE PARKED NEXT TO IT.

LUCKILY THE BUSES WERE EMPTY AT THE TIME AND NO ONE WAS HURT IN THIS "URGENT" SITUATION. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TOSS TO BREAK-2SHOT


A HEADS UP FOR LEE COUNTY DRIVERS THIS MORNING ---

WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR AT THE GAS STATION TODAY AND IT'S NOT THE PRICES AT THE PUMP. YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


NBC2 WEB AND FB TEASE-SSTOPS


REMEMBER YOU CAN GET THE LATEST TOP STORIES, BREAKING UPDATES AND NEWS OF THE DAY ON OUR NBC-2 FACEBOOK PAGE. WE'LL EVEN SHARE VIEWER COMMENTS AND YOUR PHOTOS LIVE ON THE AIR.

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


BREAK TWO 6:18:05


HIT TIME 6:18:05AM

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


SELFIE OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


NOW A SHOUT-OUT TO OUR NBC2 SELFIE OF THE DAY.

THIS IS FROM STEPHANIE RANDAZZO OF CAPE CORAL.

SHE WRITES: " I AM NOT ONE FOR TAKING PICTURES OF MYSELF. SO MY 8 YEAR OLD TOOK THE PICTURE."

THANKS FOR WATCHING AND CONNECTING WITH US ON OUR NBC2 NEWS FACEBOOK PAGE!

JUST LIKE US AND YOU COULD BE NEXT. Return to index of stories...


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


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


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, CONSTRUCTION?

TAKING A LOOK AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ROADS RIGHT NOW.

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

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


GAS SKIMMING-OC-SS


THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS IT FOUND ANOTHER CREDIT CARD SKIMMER ATTACHED TO A GAS PUMP.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHICH ONE, BECAUSE DEPUTIES WON'T SAY WHICH STATION.

THEY DID SAY THEY SPOTTED IT DURING RANDOM INSPECTIONS JUST YESTERDAY.

THIS IS THE FOURTH SKIMMING DEVICE THE OFFICE HAS FOUND IN RECENT WEEKS.

WE DID SOME DIGGING SO YOU'RE NOT A VICTIM ---

LOOK AT OTHER NEARBY GAS PUMPS TO SEE IF THEY MATCH THE ONE YOU'RE USING.

TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS. IF IN DOUBT, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.

AVOID USING YOUR PIN NUMBER AT THE GAS PUMP. CHOOSE CREDIT INSTEAD.

AND ALWAYS KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS. Return to index of stories...


CPR DEVICE-OC-VO


THIS MORNING FIRE RESPONDERS IN COLLIER COUNTY HAVE A NEW TOOL TO SAVE LIVES.

IT'S CALLED THE "C-P-R RSQ ASSIST DEVICE."

ALL YOU DO IS PUSH A BUTTON - AND THE DEVICE DIRECTS YOU ON HOW MANY COMPRESSIONS TO GIVE TO SOMEONE WHO NEEDS C-P-R.

40 OF THEM WERE JUST DONATED TO THE EAST NAPLES-GOLDEN GATE FIRE DISTRICTS.

THE HOPE IS TO KEEP THEM IN PLACES LIKE SCHOOLS AND SQUAD CARS. Return to index of stories...


tease dragged dog-TRX-VOTOPS


ALL NEW RIGHT NOW ---

A TRAGIC FOLLOW-UP TO A STORY ABOUT A DOG BEING DRAGGED BY A PICKUP TRUCK IN CAPE CORAL --- AND WHY THERE IS A RENEWED PUSH TO FIND THE DRIVER RESPONSIBLE. YOUR TIME RIGH NOW. Return to index of stories...


NBC2 WEATHER APP TEASE-TRX-SS-OMNI


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

YOU GET SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S MOST EXPERIENCED TEAM OF METEORLOGISTS,

AND THE AREA'S ONLY LIVE DOPPLER RADAR. YOUR FORECAST ON THE 2'S IS NEXT. Return to index of stories...


BREAK THREE 6:27:03 AM


HIT TIME 6:27:03

LENGTH 2:37 Return to index of stories...


HL1) TRACKING ARTHUR-TRX-OMNI


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

ARTHUR STRENGTHENS INTO A HURRICANE OVERNIGHT!

HALEY IS TRACKING THE LATEST MOVEMENT THIS MORNING --- AND HOW IT'S UNFLUENCING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WEATHER. Return to index of stories...


HL2) DRAGGED DOG-TRX-VO


PLUS, WE HAVE A TRAGIC UPDATE ON THE DOG THAT WAS DRAGGED BY A TRUCK IN CAPE CORAL.

AND THE TEAMWORK TO FIND THE DRIVER WHO DID IT. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WATKINS BROTHERS-TRX-VO


AND AN NBC-2 EXCLUSIVE!

THE WATKINS BROTHERS ARE BACK IN FORT MYERS ---

AND BOTH OPEN UP ABOUT THEIR PRO-FOOTBALL CAREERS IN BUFFALO AND PHILADELPHIA. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP-2SH WX CENTER


OUR TOP STORY AS YOU WAKE UP ---

ARTHUR'S LATEST TRACK ON GET AWAY DAY FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY, HALEY? Return to index of stories...


6:30 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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


TRAFFIC TOSS-2SHOT


2 MILLION FLORIDA DRIVERS WILL TRAVEL FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

SO HOW ARE THE ROADS RIGHT NOW?

NATASHA HAS YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, CHAR CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

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


DRAGGED DOG PUT DOWN-OC-VO


NBC-2 HAS LEARNED THE DOG SEEN BY NEIGHBORS BEING DRAGGED DOWN A CAPE CORAL STREET BEHIND A PICK-UP TRUCK SEVERAL WEEKS AGO. HAS BEEN PUT DOWN.

LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES CONFIRMS THE TERRIER -- WHICH WAS RECOVERING FROM ITS WOUNDS AT THE SHELTER -- HAD TO BE EUTHANIZED AFTER SHE CONTINUED TO ACT AGRESSIVELY TOWARDS STAFF.

THE DOG WAS SEEN BEING DRAGGED BEHIND A RED PICK-UP TRUCK BY ITS OWNER BACK ON JUNE 21 -- SHORTLY BEFORE HER OWNER CUT THE LEASH. AND SPED AWAY.

ANIMAL SERVICES AND AT LEAST ONE WITNESS TO THE INCIDENT HAVE BEEN WORKING TO TRY AND TRACK DOWN THE DRIVER OF THAT TRUCK -- BUT SO FAR. THEY'VE HAD NO LUCK. Return to index of stories...


MELISSA SMITH SENTENCING-OC-SS-TRX-ANIBOX


HAPPENING TODAY--

THE LEE COUNTY DAYCARE OWNER FOUND RESPONSIBLE FOR A LITTLE BOY'S DROWNING DEATH WILL BE BACK IN COURT.

A JUDGE WILL SENTENCE MELISSA SMITH TO PRISON ON CHARGES OF CHILD NEGLECT AND NEGLIGENCE.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE.

CHRISTY WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? Return to index of stories...


MELISSA SMITH SENTENCING-LIVE


SMITH IS FACING A MAXIMUM OF JUST FIVE YEARS IN PRISON--

BECAUSE OF THOSE CHARGES YOU JUST MENTIONED. Return to index of stories...


MELISSA SMITH SENTENCING-VO


IF YOU REMEMBER--

A JURY FOUND SMITH GUILTY IN JUNE--

EXACTLY ONE YEAR AFTER TWO-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN BYRD DROWNED IN A SWIMMING POOL IN HER BACKYARD IN LEHIGH ACRES.

SMITH ADMITTED SHE WENT TO THE BATHROOM-- AND LEFT THE BOY AND THREE OTHER CHILDREN UNATTENDED.

PROSECUTORS HOPED TO CONVICT HER OF AGGRAVATED MANSLAUGHTER--

BUT A JURY INSTEAD FOUND HER GUILTY OF A LESSER CHARGE OF CHILD NEGLECT AND THREE COUNTS OF CHILD NEGLIGENCE.

IF CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER-- SMITH WOULD HAVE FACED UP TO 45 YEARS IN PRISON--

A BIG DIFFERENCE FROM THE MAXIMUM FIVE YEARS SHE IS FACING HERE TODAY. Return to index of stories...


MELISSA SMITH SENTENCING-LIVE


COUNT ON US TO BE INSIDE THE COURTROOM THIS MORNINGAND LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


RAPE ALLEGATION-OTS


NBC2 HAS LEARNED THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS INVESTIGATING A CHILD'S ACCUSATION SHE WAS RAPED BY SIX TEENAGERS.

THE girl IS UNDER 12 YEARS OLD.

SHE SAYS.ON JUNE 21ST, AT AROUND 7 that night, SHE WAS WALKING THROUGH AN APARTMENT COMPLEX WHEN SHE WAS GANG RAPED BY SIX BOYS.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY FOUND THREE SUSPECTS AT THE APARTMENT AND THREE OTHERS RIDING AWAY ON BICYCLES.

ALL ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18.

COUNT ON US TO CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


FL SAME SEX MARRIAGE-OC-NATSVO


WE HAVE REACTION THIS MORNING ON A STORY WE PREVIEWED FOR YOU YESTERDAY.

A MAJOR COURT BATTLE IN MIAMI OVER SAME SEX MARRIAGE.

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HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE FOR AND AGAINST SAME SEX MARRIAGE RALLIED ON THE STEPS OF THE DADE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, AFTER THE HEARING.

ATTORNEYS FOR GAY COUPLES, THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE GROUPS SQUARED OFF, OVER A LAWSUIT CHALLENGING FLORIDA'S CONSTITUTIONAL BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

LIKE OTHERS FILED ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THE LAWSUIT CONTENDS THE GAY MARRIAGE BAN ADDED BY VOTERS TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION IS DISCRIMINATORY AND VIOLATES EQUAL PROTECTION GUARANTEES. Return to index of stories...


FL SAME SEX MARRIAGE-SOTVO


Jorge Diaz and Don Johnston, Plaintiffs

Jorge

"Knowing that we're protected under the laws of the state of Florida, you can't imagine what it feels like not to be protected that way.

BUTT TO

John Stemberger, President of Florida Family Action

"This is not about gay rights. It's really about what is marriage. Marriage is always going to be between men and women.

THE ATTORNEYS FILED FOR A SUMMARY JUDGEMENT - MEANING THEY WANT THE JUDGE TO MAKE HER DECISION BASED ON THE LEGAL ARGUMENTS ALONE.

SHE MADE NO RULING AS OF YET.

FLORIDA'S VOTERS APPROVED A CONSTITUTIONAL BAN OF SAME SEX MARRIAGE BACK IN 2008. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SIX TEENS ARRESTED-OC-SS-VO-SS


NOW AN NBC-2 UPDATE.

SIX TEENAGE BOYS ARE CHARGED WITH VANDALISM AFTER OFFICERS SAY THEY DESTROYED PARTS OF IDA BAKER HIGH SCHOOL.

ONCE THESE SURVEILLANCE PICTURES WERE RELEASED IN JUNE --

CRIMESTOPPERS SAYS THE CALLS STARTED COMING IN.

DEPUTIES SAY THE TEENS BROKE INTO SCHOOL PROPERTY --

STOLE GOLF CARTS -- AND USED THEM TO DAMAGE THE SCHOOL'S FOOTBALL FIELD.

THESE SIX WERE ALL ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY AND GRAND THEFT.

THOSE ARE FELONY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


WATKINS BROTHERS-OC-VO


SINCE LEAVING CLEMSON FOR THE N-F-L. SAMMY WATKINS HAS BEEN VERY SOCIABLE ON FACEBOOK.

SHARING PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF HIS LIFE. AT THE NFL DRAFT. EVEN OF HIS BRAND NEW BABY GIRL.

AND WE FOUND A VIDEO THAT LOOKED LIKE A WORKOUT. HAPPENING AT A LEE COUNTY PARK.

AND IT WAS.

THE BILLS FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICK. AND HIS BROTHER JAYLEN. A ROOKIE WITH THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES ARE BACK HOME IN FORT MYERS SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY.

AS BOTH GET READY FOR THEIR FIRST-EVER NFL TRAINING CAMP.THEY CONTINUED TO PUT THE WORK IN.

AFTER THE WORKOUT. WHICH INCLUDED THAT RIDICULOUS CATCH. THE WATKINS BROTHERS SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY TO NBC TWO ABOUT GETTING READY FOR THEIR PRO FOOTBALL CAREERS IN BUFFALO AND PHILADELPHIA. Return to index of stories...


WATKINS BROTHERS-SOTVO-BNR


BOTH THE EAGLES AND BILLS ROOKIES REPORT TO THEIR TRAINING CAMPS ON THE 22ND OF THIS MONTH.

THE WATKINS WERE JOINED IN THE WORKOUT FORMER LOCAL PREP STANDOUTS NOEL DEVINE.PRINCE HOLLOWAY AND OTHERS.

YOU CAN SEE THE EXTENDED INTERVIEWS IN THE SPORTS SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE. NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


CHUCK HAGEL CALLS TIM HOWARD-OC-VO


THIS IS GREAT.

TEAM U-S-A'S "SECRETARY OF DEFENSE" GOT A CALL FROM THE REAL ONE.

CHUCK HAGEL PHONED U-S MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM GOALKEEPER TIM HOWARD.

HE THANKED HIM FOR DEFENDING THE UNITED STATES AT THE WORLD CUP.

HOWARD WAS CROWNED "SECRETARY OF DEFENSE" ON THE WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA AFTER HIS RECORD-BREAKING 16 SAVES DURING TUESDAY'S LOSS TO BELGIUM.

HAGEL INVITED HOWARD AND THE TEAM TO COME TO THE PENTAGON LATER THIS YEAR. YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. HALEY'S BUSY THIS MORNING! Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH-2SHOT-SS


THIS IS. ODD.

WHY WOULD A WOMAN EAT PET FOOD FOR 30 DAYS?

WE'RE ABOUT TO FIND OUT ALL ABOUT ONE WOMAN'S MISSION ---- YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. HALEY? Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT DOPPLER TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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BREAK FOUR 6:38:53 AM


HIT TIME 6:38:53

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


MARATHON WATERSPOUT-OC-VO-WIPE


YOUR FORECAST ON THE 2'S IN JUST A MOMENT BUT FIRST ---

WIND AND RAIN COME TOGETHER TO FORM A DANGEROUS SITUATION OFF THE KEYS. BUT IT MAKES FOR AN AMAZING PICTURE.

THIS WAS TAKEN OFF THE COAST OF MARATHON MONDAY.

A FAMILY SAYS THEY WERE SNORKELING OFF A CHARTER BOAT WHEN IT FORMED.

THE CAPTAIN HAD THEM RETURN TO SHORE EARLY BECAUSE OF IT. Return to index of stories...


ENGLEWOOD WATERSPOUT-SSTOPS


AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS --

A WATER SPOUT SPOTTED NEAR ENGLEWOOD.

AN NBC VIEWER SNAPPED THESE PICTURES FROM PARK POINT.

WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF WE SAW MORE IF THESE. Return to index of stories...


6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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


Weather Trends

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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


TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, CONSTRUCTION OR CHAR CO ENFORCEMENT

TAKING A LOOK AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ROADS RIGHT NOW.

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

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


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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IMMIGRATION PROTESTS FOLO-OC-SOTVO


WE CONTINUE FOLLOWING THE IMMIGRATION FIGHT PLAYING OUT RIGHT NOW.

U-S BORDER PATROL IS STRUGGLING TO ACCOMMODATE THE FLOOD OF PEOPLE FLEEING CENTRAL AMERICA.

AND HUNDREDS OF IMMIGRANTS A DAY ARE BEING TRANSFERRED FROM TEXAS TO CALIFORNIA.

nats of protesters yelling

NO ONE IS DISPUTING THIS IS A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS.

BUT ON CAPITOL HILL. REPUBLICANS ARE DEMANDING BETTER BORDER SECURITY BEFORE THEY'LL BUDGE ON A PATH TOWARD CITIZENSHIP.

RIGHT NOW MANY WOMEN WITH CHILDREN, MOSTLY FROM HOMDURAS AND GUATAMALA, ARE IN HOLDING FACILITIES NEAR SAN DIEGO.

SEVERAL DOZEN ARE QUARANTINED WITH HEALTH CONCERNS.

LOOKING AHEAD --- PRESIDENT OBAMA IS PLANNING TO VISIT TEXAS FOR FUNDRAISERS NEXT WEEK.

BUT RIGHT NOW, THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS HE HAS NO PLANS TO VISIT THE BORDER. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN EATS PET FOOD-OC-SS


A WASHINGTON WOMAN IS EMBARKING ON A NEW MISSION THIS MONTH.

SHE'S EATING NOTHING BUT PET FOOD FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

DOROTHY HUNTER IS ALREADY ONE WEEK INTO EATING ALL NATURAL DOG AND CAT FOOD.

SHE OWNS A PET FOOD STORE AND SAYS THE IDEA CAME TO HER WHILE DOING INVENTORY.

SHE DIDN'T HAVE TIME FOR A SNACK AND GRABBED SOME DOGGY TREATS.

SHE SAID SHE ALREADY LOST 2 AND A HALF POUNDS.

DOROTHY SAYS THE EXPERIMENT ISN'T ABOUT TASTE, IT'S ABOUT LEARNING TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR PETS. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO BEACH RENOURISH-OC-VO


BOATERS BEWARE!

A PIPELINE IS BEING BUILT UNDERWATER FROM BONITA BEACH TO LOVERS KEY.

IT'S ALL PART OF LEE COUNTY'S BEACH NOURISHMENT PROJECT.

AND THESE PROJECTS COULD AFFECT YOUR FOURTH OF JULY.

THE COUNTY WILL BE ADDING SAND AND EXPANDING THE BEACHES.

BOATERS NEED TO BE CAUTIOUS OF THE UNDERWATER CONSTRUCTION WHILE

ON THE WATER, AND LOOK OUT FOR SIGNS. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO BEACH RENOURISH-SOTVO


Steve Boutelle, Operations Mgr. Lee County Natural Resources Division

00:31:39 "The contractors last time they worked down in COllier County

had a situation where they had some boaters hit the pipeline and so

they were concerned about that particularly over the holiday weekend.

" 00:31:50

THE RENOURISHMENT PROJECT IN BONITA WILL TAKE ABOUT A MONTH.

THE WORK ON LOVERS KEY SHOULD WRAP UP IN OCTOBER. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE DRUG NEWS CONFERENCE-OTS


NBC-2 WILL BE ON TOP OF THIS IN THE DAY AHEAD ---

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF IS GETTING READY TO HOLD A SPECIAL NEWS CONFERENCE.

WE KNOW IT HAS TO DO WITH RECENT DRUG ARRESTS IN AN EFFORT CALLED "OPERATION SUMMER HEAT."

THE NEWS CONFERENCE STARTS AT 10AM.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR COVERAGE. Return to index of stories...


CONSERVANCY MILITARY-SSTOPS


AND WE WANT TO INFORM CURRENT AND RETIRED MILITARY ABOUT A SPECIAL EVENT JUST FOR YOU.

STARTING TODAY, AND THROUGHOUT THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND, YOU GET IN FREE AT THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT'S LOCATED IN NAPLES RIGHT NEXT TO THE ZOO.

YOU CAN ENJOY THE 21-ACRE NATURE EXPERIENCE WITH KAYAKING, HIKING, AND IT'S ALSO A SITE ON THE GREAT FLORIDA BIRDING TRAIL. Return to index of stories...


STONECRABS FIREWORKS-OTS


AMERICAN AS BASEBALL, FIREWORKS AND STONE CRABS.

THE CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS TAKE TO THE FIELD TONIGHT AT 6:30 AGAINST THE ST. LUCIE METS AND ARE OFFERING SPECIAL PACKAGES FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY.

AFTER THE GAME THERE WILL BE A PATRIOTIC FIREWORKS DISPLAY.

AND STAY CLOSE, IN JUST SECONDS WE'LL RUN DOWN ALL THE FIREWORKS EVENTS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


COVERAGE PROMISE-2SHOT-OMNI


TIME NOW IS--

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

INCLUDING TRACKING HURRICANE ARTHUR --- IT'S THREATENING TO BLOW AWAY 4TH OF JULY PLANS FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ALONG THE EAST COAST.

PLUS HOW ARTHUR IS AFFECTING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WEATHER, AND A CHECK OF THE ROADS ON THIS FOURTH OF JULY GET AWAY DAY. Return to index of stories...


FIREWORKS SCROLL-CGTOPS WITH MUSIC


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BREAK FIVE 6:49:12 AM


HIT TIME 6:49:12 AM

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


6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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


Full Forecast

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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


TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, CHAR CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

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


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TODAY SHOW TEASE-BNR SOTTOPS


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


CAPE 4TH TRAFFIC-OC-VIDBOX


A HEADS UP --- TRAFFIC IN CAPE CORAL WILL BE IMPACTED ON THE FOURTH TOMORROW.

THE CAPE CORAL BRIDGE WILL SHUT DOWN AT 6AM TOMORROW.

IT'S FOR THE ANNUAL FREEDOM 5-K, FOLLOWED BY THE RED, WHITE, AND BOOM CEREMONY LATER THAT NIGHT.

THE BRIDGE WILL RE-OPEN AT 3 O'CLOCK SATURDAY MORNING. Return to index of stories...


SWFL FIREWORKS-OTS-BNR


AND THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF FESTIVITIES HAPPENING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY.

IF YOU MISSED THE LIST WE AIRED THIS MORNING, JUST HEAD OVER TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW IS RIGHT THERE. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS TRACKING ARTHUR-VOTOPS


YOUR TIME NOW IS--

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

ARTHUR BECAME A HURRICANE JUST BEFORE 5:00 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING.

A HURRICANE WARNING IS UP FOR A WIDE AREA OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST.

NORTH CAROLINA'S OUTER BANKS, A POPULAR GETAWAY SPOT OF THIN BARRIER ISLANDS ALONG THE SHORE, COULD BE HIT THE HARDEST. Return to index of stories...


TS BABYSITTER SENTENCING-VOTOPS


HAPPENING IN JUST ABOUT AN HOUR ---

A LEE COUNTY BABYSITTER, CONVICTED IN THE DEATH OF TWO-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN BYRD, WILL BE SENTENCED,

MELISSA SMITH OF LEHIGH ACRES WAS FOUND GUILTY OF NEGLIGENCE FOR LEAVING HIM AND THREE OTHER CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN A KIDDIE POOL.

THE BOY DROWNED.

SHE FACES UP TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


TS BONITA BEACH ROAD AND 41-VOTOPS


BONITA SPRINGS CITY LEADERS JUST VOTED TO NIX A MILLION-DOLLAR TRAFFIC STUDY AT THE INTERSECTION OF BONITA BEACH ROAD AND U-S 41.

BUT IT'S NOT THEIR DECISION.

THE LEE COUNTY METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION WILL HAVE THE FINAL SAY.

THEY MEET AGAIN AT THE END OF AUGUST.

ALSO AT LAST NIGHT'S MEETING --- CONGRESSMAN CURT CLAWSON SHOWED UP.

HE SAYS HE'S A RESIDENT HIMSELF, AND WANTS TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH WITH PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY AND THEIR CONCERNS. Return to index of stories...


TS GAS SKIMMING-SSTOPS


THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS IT FOUND ANOTHER CREDIT CARD SKIMMER ATTACHED TO A GAS PUMP.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHICH ONE, BECAUSE DEPUTIES WON'T SAY WHICH STATION.

HERE ARE SOME TIPS SO YOU'RE NOT A VICTIM ---

LOOK AT OTHER NEARBY GAS PUMPS TO SEE IF THEY MATCH THE ONE YOU'RE USING.

TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS. IF IN DOUBT, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.

AVOID USING YOUR PIN NUMBER AT THE GAS PUMP. CHOOSE CREDIT INSTEAD.

AND ALWAYS KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS. Return to index of stories...


TS MIROMAR CELEBRATION-SSTOPS


THE FOURTH OF JULY IS TOMORROW --- BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT TO CELEBRATE!

THE INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION KICKS OFF TODAY AT MIROMAR OUTLETS.

A SIDEWALK SALE, LIVE MUSIC, ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS AND OF COURSE A SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS.

IT STARTS AT 3:30 WITH A BLOOD DRIVE AND FOOD DONATION DRIVE FOR HARRY CHAPIN

BRING A LAWN CHAIR OR BLANKET.

BUT LEAVE THE COOLERS AND PERSONAL FIREWORKS AT HOME.

THERE WILL BE EXTRA PARKING AT GERMAIN ARENA. Return to index of stories...


DAYPLANNER FORECAST-OMNI


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, COLLIER CO ENFORCEMENT

TAKING A LOOK AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ROADS RIGHT NOW.

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

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


GOODBYE-4-SHOT


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

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