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HLA human trafficking-trxTC MON TZ1 A) target gun ban-SOTVO
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NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
FIRST WEATHER-WX BOXES FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
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HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARREST-REM 26 TARGET GUN BAN-TC MON
HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARREST-BNR-PKG TARGET GUN BAN-BNR-PKG
HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARREST-REM 26 TARGET GUN BAN-TC MON
MELISSA SMITH SENTENCED-OC, SS, OC TARGET GUN BAN-OC
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ALGAE ON FMB-BNR-PKG US TEAM RETURNS-SOTVO
ALGAE ON FMB-REM 2 DION JORDAN-ON CAM
SANIBEL MYSTERY ALGAE-VO-WIPE DION JORDAN-CGTOPS
RIP CURRENT RISK-trxOC DION JORDAN-ON CAM TAG
STOCKS TODAY-OC, CG NFL ELITE IGNITION IN NAPLES-NATVO
BONITA SPRINGS FDOT STUDY-OC, VO, ZM NFL ELITE IGNITION IN NAPLES-SOTVO
BONITA SPRINGS FDOT STUDY-SOTVO WIMBLEDON SEMIFINALS-VOTOPS
DAS COMPLAINT-OC, (2) SS, OC PGA GREENBRIER-CGTOPS
MIROMAR FIREWORKS PARKING-trxVO IN PLASMA, SS SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
TOSS TO HOLLIE-EANIBX AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
MIROMAR FIREWORKS BEHIND THE SCENES-REM 7 11 PM TEASE-OC, VO
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HLA human trafficking-trxTC MON


A COLLIER COUNTY MAN IS ACCUSED OF BLACKMAILING A MOTHER, FORCING HER TO HAVE SEX WITH MEN ACROSS THE COUNTY,

WE DETAIL HOW HE WOULD MAKE SURE THE STATE TOOK HER CHILD AWAY, IF SHE DIDNT

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HLB algae on fmb-VID IN TC MON


DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND A NEW ALGAE BLOOM LINGER ON THE COAST OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NBC-2 SHOW YOU WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR IF YOU ARE HEADED OUT TO THE BEACH FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


HLC melissa smith sentencing-trxSS, TC MON


THE OWNER OF A LEE COUNTY DAYCARE.

WHO LET A TODDLER DROWN ON HER WATCH IS SENTENCED TODAY.

SHE FACED FIVE YEARS IN PRISON. INSTEAD SHE'LL BE OUT BY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX BOXES


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A YOUNG LEE COUNTY MOTHER SAYS SHE WAS COERCED INTO SEX SLAVERY AND WHEN SHE TRIED TO LEAVE THE BUSINESS. A MAN USED HER TWO YEAR OLD CHILD TO BLACKMAIL HER INTO STAYING.

NBC-2'S BRYAN ANDERSON IS IN COLLIER COUNTY TONIGHT WITH NEW DETAILS ABOUT CHARGES THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE JUST HANDED DOWN.

BRYAN - Return to index of stories...


HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARREST-REM 26


THIS IS THE HOTEL BEHIND ME WHERE THE WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS FORCED TO WORK FOR SHAWN LEWIS' ESCORT BUSINESS.

BUT HE DIDN'T KEEP HER HERE.

DETECTIVES SAY LEWIS TRAFFICKED HER ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR SEX! Return to index of stories...


HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARREST-BNR-PKG


Det. Andrew Henchesmoore, CCSO -:11

Felicita Ortiz, Licensed Clinical Social Worker-:45

ONE YEAR AGO, INSIDE ONE OF THESE HOTEL ROOMS, A YOUNG MOTHER CLAIMS SHE FOUND HERSELF TRAPPED AS A SEX SLAVE.

COLLIER COUNTY INVESTIGATORS SAY THIS LEE COUNTY MAN, SHAWN LEWIS, WAS HER PIMP.

---SOT---

DET. ANDREW HENCHESMOORE, CCSO

"It's very serious, it's someone holding somebody against their will and making them a slave. It's almost as serious as it can get in my opinion.

DETECTIVES SAY IN NOVEMBER 2012 LEWIS MET THE VICTIM ON FACEBOOK.

REPORTS SHOW HER SISTER HAD JUST COMMITTED SUICIDE.

HE OFFERED TO DONATE TO HER MEMORIAL FUND.

A MONTH LATER INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE WAS WORKING FOR HIS ESCORT SERVICE CALLED "TOP TEN COMPANIONS."

EVENTUALLY THEY TELL US LEWIS TRAFFICKED HER ACROSS FLORIDA, UP TO NEW JERSEY, AND OVER TO NEVADA.

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER FELICITA ORTIZ SAYS SEX VICTIMS OFTEN LOSE A SENSE OF REALITY.

---SOT---

Felicita Ortiz, Licensed Clinical Social worker

11:47:26

Your state of freedom, being free is taken away from you.

ACCORDING TO REPORTS LEWIS FORCED THE WOMAN TO REPEATEDLY HAVE SEX WITH MEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR FOUR MONTHS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE STAYED WITH HIM BECAUSE HE THREATENED TO TELL HER FAMILY SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE AND THREATENED TO EXPOSE HER TO D-C-S -- RISKING CUSTODY OF HER CHILD.

ORTIZ SAYS EVEN WITH THAT KIND OF TRAUMA, IT'S POSSIBLE FOR THIS WOMAN TO HEAL.

---SOT---

ORTIZ

11:53:24

If you take a holistic approach, that will give you a sense of hope and peace and it can be done. I have been a witness.

LEWIS IS ALREADY SERVING 15 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR PROSTITUTION CHARGES IN LEE COUNTY.

NOW SHERIFF'S OFFICIALS SAY HE COULD FACE 30 MORE YEARS.FOR THIS SERIOUS CHARGE.MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO PROVE.

---SOT---

CCSO

"They're hidden victims. They're right in front of your face." Return to index of stories...


HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARREST-REM 26


INVESTIGATORS WON'T SAY WHETHER SHE CONCEIVED HER TWO YEAR OLD CHILD BEFORE OR WHILE SHE WAS A SEX SLAVE.

BUT THEY TELL US THEY'RE BOTH SAFE AND RECOVERING.

WE'RE LIVE IN COLLIER COUNTY, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


MELISSA SMITH SENTENCED-OC, SS, OC


THE OWNER OF A LEE COUNTY DAYCARE WHO LEFT A TODDLER ALONE IN A POOLR WATCH WILL SPEND 8 MONTHS IN THE COUNTY JAIL.

LAST JUNE, LITTLE CHRISTIAN BYRD DROWNED IN WHEN MELISSA SMITH LEFT HIM AND OTHER CHILDREN ALONE IN A KIDDIE POOL

SMITH FACED UP TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON.

AS NBC-2'S STACEY DEFFENBAUGH REPORTS, THE BOY'S FAMILY WANTED MUCH MORE Return to index of stories...


MELISSA SMITH SENTENCED-PKG


" I feel like i've been put through a food processor, and beaten to a pulp. I still wake up and i push through the pain and I don't give up for one reason, my son."

FOR 5 MINUTES, A MOTHER WHO KNOWS PAIN LIKE NO MOTHER SHOULD -- RE-LIVED THE HORRIBLE DAY SHE GOT THE PHONE CALL SAYING HER 2-YEAR SON WAS DEAD.

I received a life sentence as a grieving mother and my son received the death sentence.

LITTLE CHRISTIAN BYRD LOVED BATMAN AND SNUGGLING WITH HIS MOM.

A YEAR AGO, HE DROWNED IN A KIDDIE POOL IN MELISSA SMITH'S BACKYARD IN LEHIGH ACRES.

SMITH RAN A SMALL DAYCARE IN HER HOME AND LEFT CHRISTIAN AND OTHER CHILDREN UNSUPERVISED IN THE POOL WHILE SHE WENT TO THE BATHROOM.

A JURY FOUND SMITH NOT GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER --

BUT CONVICTED HER OF CHILD NEGLECT AND NEGLIGENCE, WHICH CARRIES A MAXIUM SENTENCE OF 5 YEARS.

"We have a woman who is a pretty good person who made a big mistake and there is someone on the other side who is grieving horribly and i understand their grief. so it is tough."

TODAY -- AS THE LITTLE BOY'S FAMILY FILLED THE COURTROOM, WEARING T-SHIRTS AND HOLDING POSTERS WITH HIS PICTURE.

SMITH'S FAMILY BEGGED FOR LENENCY.

THE JUDGE SAID THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT CASES OF HIS CAREER --

BUT DECIDED NOT TO GIVE SMITH THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE.

INSTEAD, SHE WILL SPEND 8 MONTHS IN COUNTY JAIL AND SERVE 5 YEARS OF PROBATION.

HER ATTORNEY ESTIMATES SHE WILL BE OUT BY CHRISTMAS.

AT THE JUSTICE CENTER, STACEY DEFFENBAUGH, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LUCAS-OC, EANIBX


ALL NEW AT SIX - NBC-2 HAS LEARNED *ANOTHER* ALGAE BLOOM IS THREATENING OUR COASTLINE.

RED, GREEN AND BROWN DRIFT ALGAE IS SHOWING UP ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER LIVE WITH REACTION FROM PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T NECESSARILY SEE IT.BUT SURE FELT IT. Return to index of stories...


ALGAE ON FMB-REM 2


HARD IN SOME SPOTS - SMOOTH AND SLIMY TO THE TOUCH IN OTHERS - THAT'S HOW PEOPLE DESCRIBE THE ALGAE WASHING UP HERE. TOURISTS, EVEN LONG-TIME RESIDENTS SAY THEY HAVEN'T SEEN DRIFTING ALGAE LIKE THIS EVER BEFORE. Return to index of stories...


ALGAE ON FMB-BNR-PKG


:46-:51 Stephen Wheeler, FMB

SPLASH nat

"There's a brown, yogurt-based stuff floating by."

DOESN'T SOUND LIKE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DIP YOUR FEET IN.

NAT gopro

"It was really disgusting. it wasn't pleasant."

A CRYSTAL CLEAR BEACH TURNED ALGAE INFESTED

It's really slimy and gross and scaly and rough at the same time

HERE'S WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE IN 2006 ON FORT MYERS BEACH AND SANIBEL. RIGHT NOW, IT'S JUST BEGINNING TO FORM HERE AGAIN - AND LONG-TIME RESIDENT STEPHEN WHEELER IS NOTICING IT.

"I said to a couple of the guys. what it that stuff? Nobody. we did not know what it was."

EXPERTS SAY THE SAME THING COULD BE HAPPENING THIS SUMMER - AFTER HEAVY LAKE RELEASES TURNED OUR CLEAR BEACHES BLACK. AND NOW WE'RE SEEING THE IMPACTS A YEAR LATER.

Stephen Wheeler, FMB "Hopefully they get a remedy to the situation because it's just killing fish and it's irritating."

THAT'S THE MAIN CONCERN - EVEN THOUGH THE WATER MAY LOOK NORMAL, LOW ESTUARY TEST RESULTS REVEAL ALGAE BLOOMS ARE ACCUMULATING NOT JUST HERE, BUT ALONG SANIBEL AND PINE ISLAND.

Jessie Rice, NY "There were a couple spots where I'd feel it come up."

Sarah Rice, NY "It kinda made me feel like I didn't want to go back in the water because when I touched it it kinda scares me because I didn't know what it was." Return to index of stories...


ALGAE ON FMB-REM 2


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SANIBEL MYSTERY ALGAE-VO-WIPE


LUCAS MENTIONED THE ALGAE BLOOM OFF THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY -- TODAY WE CONFIRMED IT IS SPREADING.

WE FIRST SHOWED YOU THE MURKY WATER ON MONDAY.

THE RARE ALGAE BLOOM, CALLED LYNGBIA IS ALSO THE RESULT OF FRESH WATER RELEASES LAST YEAR INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE FROM LAKE OKECHOBEE.

SWIMMERS SAY THE SMELL IS PRETTY BAD.

WE'VE LEARNED THE ALGAE IS NOW OFF PINE ISLAND.

BIOLOGISTS SAY THE BLOOM CAN KILL OFF MARINE LIFE

THE WATER IS SAFE TO SWIM IN, BUT TRY TO AVOID THE ALGAE. Return to index of stories...


RIP CURRENT RISK-trxOC


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS WARNING FAMILIES ABOUT DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

THE WARNING IS IN PLACE FROM PINELLAS COUNTY SOUTH ALONG LEE COUNTY.

POWERFUL WATER PULLS SWIMMERS AWAY FROM SHORE AND INTO THE GULF.

IF YOU'RE IN A RIP CURRENT, don’t FIGHT IT

SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE UNTIL YOU'RE OUT OF THE CURRENT, Return to index of stories...


STOCKS TODAY-OC, CG


TYPICALLY WE SHOW CLOSING STOCKS LATER IN THE NEWSCAST.

BUT TODAY THEY DESERVE THEIR OWN STORY.

THE DOW JONES CLOSED ABOVE 17-THOUSAND FOR THE FIRST TIME.

A POSITIVE JOBS REPORT FOR JUNE SENT INVESTORS INTO A TRADING FRENZY.

HERE'S A LOOK AT YOUR FINAL NUMBERS.

THE DOW CLOSING JUST ABOVE 17-THOUSAND.

THE NASDAQ, AND S AND P BOTH GAINED DOUBLE DIGITS. Return to index of stories...


BONITA SPRINGS FDOT STUDY-OC, VO, ZM


A CONTROVERSIAL TRAFFIC STUDY ON A BONITA SPRINGS INTERSECTION IS ON HOLD -- FOR NOW.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION JUST ANNOUNCED IT'S TEMPORARILY STOPPING A STUDY ON THE BONITA BEACH ROAD AND US 41 INTERSECTION.

THIS COMES AFTER A HEATED COUNCIL MEETING LAST NIGHT WHERE MANY PEOPLE BEGGED THEM TO DO SO --

INCLUDING THE CITY COUNCIL ITSELF.

THEIR BIG CONCERN IS A POSSIBLE FLYOVER AT THE INTERSECTION.

PEOPLE ARE WORRIED IT WILL KILL BUSINESSES IN THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


BONITA SPRINGS FDOT STUDY-SOTVO


Larry McCoy

Manager, vacuum depot

45:19 45:29

businesEs usually around it within a very short period of time they wind up disappearing. They're difficult to get to it adds confusion people are more than likely not going to want to go out of their way and stop there.

THE STUDY IS ONLY ON HOLD UNTIL THE LEE COUNTY METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION VOTES ON IT.

IT COULD DECIDE TO CONTINUE THE STUDY WHERE IT LEFT OFF.

THEIR NEXT MEETING IS AT THE END OF AUGUST. Return to index of stories...


DAS COMPLAINT-OC, (2) SS, OC


TWO EMPLOYEES OF LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES CLAIM THEIR WORK ENVIRONMENT IS TOXIC.

DAS DIRECTOR DONNA WARD AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR GLENN JOHNSON HAVE BOTH SENT LETTERS OF COMPLAINT TO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.

WARD CLAIMS AFTER SHE SUBMITTED A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT COMPLAINT AGAINST ASSISTANT COUNTY MANAGER CHRISTINE BRADY, BOTH BRADY AND COUNTY MANAGER ROGER DESJARLAIS RETALIATED THROUGH BULLYING TACTICS.

SHE CLAIMS THE SITUATION IS SO BAD, SHE HAD TO GO ON MEDICAL LEAVE.

JOHNSON SAYS DESJARLAIS IGNORED WARD'S INSTRUCTIONS THAT HE BE IN CHARGE IN HER ABSENCE AND BROUGHT IN SOMEONE ELSE. Return to index of stories...


MIROMAR FIREWORKS PARKING-trxVO IN PLASMA, SS


ONE OF LEE COUNTY'S MOST POPULAR FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS IS UNDERWAY.

THE BANDS JUST STARTED PLAYING AT THE MIROMAR OUTLETS IN ESTERO.

FIREWORKS BEGIN AT 9-30.

30-THOUSAND PEOPLE WILL BE FIGHTING FOR PARKING.

YOU CAN PARK ANYWHERE AT MIROMAR OUTLETS.

THERE ARE TWO OTHER LOCATIONS TO LEAVE YOUR CAR.

GERMAIN ARENA AND THE MIROMAR DESIGN CENTER.

YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PARK ALONG INTERSTATE 75.

TROOPERS WILL PATROL THE AREA AND TICKET ANYONE WHO BREAKS THE LAW. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO HOLLIE-EANIBX


NBC-2S HOLLIE HOJEK HAS BEEN AT THE MIROMAR OUTLETS ALL DAY.

HOLLIE YOU'RE ACTUALLY GIVING US A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT TONIGHT'S FIREWORK SETUP. Return to index of stories...


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AS YOU CAN SEE-- AND **HEAR--THE LIVE MUSIC HAS STARTED HERE AT THE

INDEPENDENCE EVE CELEBRATION!

WHILE ALOT OF PEOPLE ARE HERE TO SEE THE BANDS--

THE BIG SHOW-- THE FIREWORKS-- KICK OFF AT 9-30.

TODAY WE GO BEHIND THE SCENES TO TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT GOES INTO THE

SHOW--BEFORE THE FIREWORKS LIGHT UP THE SKY. Return to index of stories...


MIROMAR FIREWORKS BEHIND THE SCENES-BNR-PKG


1:24-1:28 Sue Hewitt, estero

:09-16 Ron Grodetz, MIROMAR fireworks

Ron Grodetz, Miromar Fireworks

:57: 46 "everyone who knows me calls me Piro hahah so."

IT MAY BE THE 3RD OF JULY-- BUT RON GRODETZ IS LIKE A KID

ON CHRISTMAS.

Grodetz

:55:37 are you kidding me haha.

when im sitting there, and shooting this show and you can hear the

crowd its like your a rockstar for that one moment.

GRODETZ HAS BEEN LIGHTING UP THE SKY ALL ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR YEARS.

Grodetz

:54:08 you want to make each show different, you want to choreograph

it a little different, use different effects. like this show will be

different from last year.

TONIGHTS INDEPENDENCE EVE CELEBRATION AT MIROMAR OUTLETS-- IS ONE OF

HIS FAVORITES.

Grodetz

:52:50 this is a pretty good show for the area-- it will be THE best, anywhere!

THE FIREWORKS ARE BROUGHT IN BY THE TRUCK LOADS.

GRODETZ AND HIS CREW SET UP IN GERMAIN ARENAS PARKING LOT THE NIGHT BEFORE--

Mackenzie Hammett, Estero

:12:30 we get the best spot, were where all the action is, we can see

the fireworks go off.

IT TAKES ROUGHLY 4 HOURS TO GET 3-THOUSAND FIREWORKS READY TO GO.

Godetz

:54:32 theres alway something in the sky- youre not going to see dead

air here. and always something really nice, fancy, you dont see the

same generic stuff over and over!

Hollie Stand up

"With 3,000 fireworks- he isn't using a match to light these guys off.

He actually uses a computer program- that with just a flip of a

switch-- he lights up the sky."

nat pop--

"You hit arm- then fire, arm- then fire."

MONTHS OF PLANNING- GOES UP IN SMOKE- IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.

Godetz

:508:06 Its fun, its like being a kid, and you get paid to do it!

butt sot

Sue Hewitt, Estero

:09:19 your sad when its over, then you look forward to next year again! Return to index of stories...


MIROMAR FIREWORKS BEHIND THE SCENES-REM 7


THE FIREWORK SHOW WILL LAST ABOUT 22 MINUTES.

RON LET US IN ON A LITTLE SECRET-- HE SAID HE HAS SOME NEW "FANCY"

FIREWORKS THIS YEAR --THAT WE HAVENT SEEN BEFORE, PLUS HE SAID TO KEEP

YOUR EYES ON THE WATER TOO!

THE SHOW KICKS OFF AT 9-30--

LIVE IN ESTERO HH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


FIREWORKS EVENTS-OC


THERE ARE SEVERAL EVENTS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CELEBRATING THE FOURTH OF JULY.

WE'VE MADE IT EASY FOR YOU TO FIND WHICH IS CLOSEST TO YOU.

GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

WE HAVE AN ENTIRE LIST ON THE HOMEPAGE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BANK ROBBERY-trxOC, (2) SS


CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A BANK ROBBER TONIGHT WHO JUMPED ONTO THE TELLER'S COUNTER.

HE BURST INTO THE BUSEY BANK ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD AROUND 12-30.

HE HAD SOME SORT OF TOWEL ON HIS HEAD.

BANK EMPLOYEES SAY HE MAY HAVE DISGUISED HIS FACE WITH PANTYHOSE.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE THE GUY, PLEASE CONTACT CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


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A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT THIS TODAY.

RETAIL GIANT, TARGET, WANTS CUSTOMERS TO LEAVE THEIR GUNS AT HOME.

00:12:28 "I just think it violates our rights as Americans." 00:12:30

00:13:19 "I don't think guns have any place in any store." 00:13:22

NBC-2 DIGS INTO THE RIGHTS OF GUN OWNERS, VERSUS CUSTOMERS OF THE STORE

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TZ1 A) target gun ban-SOTVO


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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE


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ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

HOT AND MOSTLY DRY FOR JULY 4TH

It was another hot and humid day across the region, with temps pushing into the low 90s. A few scattered showers did develop inland and this activity will diminish this evening, with temps only falling into the 80s. Expect another very warm overnight, with lows only down in the mid to upper 70s.

Independence Day

It's shaping up to be a mostly dry - but hot - July 4th for Southwest Florida. Dry air will remain in place courtesy of Hurricane Arthur, and the result will be reduced rain chances. A couple isolated showers will be possible in the morning time frame with onshore flow continuing.

Most of the area will stay dry throughout the day, with the exception of a few isolated showers inland. Highs for Independence Day will be in the low 90s, with temps for the fireworks shows in the 80s.

Moisture does slowly return to the area starting Saturday. This will bring slightly better rain and storm chances to the area, although many locations will likely stay dry. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

Even more moisture works in on Sunday, and this will be our best chance for rain and storms over the holiday weekend. The rain and storms should hold off until the afternoon and early evening hours, with temps holding in the low 90s.

The typical morning sunshine-PM storms weather pattern returns by next week, with temps in the low 90s.

Hurricane Arthur

Hurricane Arthur remains a strong Category 1 hurricane in the 2 pm advisory from the National Hurricane Center, with sustained winds of 90 mph and gusts of 115 mph. Arthur is now 225 miles southwest of Cape Hatteras, N.C.

The hurricane is still expected to strengthen to a Category 2 storm this evening before impacting the eastern coastline of North Carolina. Hurricane Warnings remain in effect for much of coastal North Carolina.

Winds approaching 100 mph and storm surge of 3 to 5 feet will be possible with Arthur as it slides across coastal areas of North Carolina.

Arthur will exit quickly early Friday morning, and may cause some impacts to the Cape Cod area of New England before heading toward Eastern Canada. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRITTANY-2 SH, TRX


TARGET IS ASKING GUN OWNERS TO KEEP WEAPONS OUT OF THEIR STORES.

THIS STORY LED TO HUNDREDS OF COMMENTS ON NBC 2'S FACEBOOK PAGE.

NBC 2'S BRITTANY WEINER IS IN THE STUDIO TO EXPLAIN WHAT RIGHTS GUN OWNERS HAVE. Return to index of stories...


TARGET GUN BAN-TC MON


MIXED REACTION --

SOME PEOPLE SAY GUNS DON'T HAVE A PLACE IN ANY STORE.

WHILE OTHERS SAY THIS REQUEST IS PUTTING CUSTOMERS IN DANGER. Return to index of stories...


TARGET GUN BAN-BNR-PKG


:07-:14 Patrick Buckley, Attorney

1:10-1:17 Angela McClary, two sons killed by gunfire

Nick Lostracco, Fowler Firearms Manager

00:05:35 I won't shop at Target anymore." 00:05:37

Heather Phillips, Fort Myers Resident

00:12:28 "I just think it violates our rights as Americans." 00:12:30

SOME SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RESIDENTS ARE OUTRAGED.

Patrick Buckley, Attorney

00:19:05 "I know our local Target does not have armed security guards. So my question to Target is, what are you doing to protect us?" 00:19:13

TARGET'S INTERIM CEO JOHN MULLIGAN WROTE ON THE COMPANY'S COPORATE WEBSITE. "STARTING TODAY WE WILL ALSO RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THAT GUESTS NOT BRING FIREARMS TO TARGET - EVEN IN COMMUNITIES WHERE IT IS PERMITTED BY LAW."

Gillian Hathorn, Fort Myers Resident

00:13:19 "I don't think guns have any place in any store." 00:13:22

IT'S A MOVE SPARKED FROM AN ONLINE PETITION.

GUN-CONTROL ADVOCACY GROUP -- MOMS DEMAND ACTION --RECEIVED NEARLY 400-THOUSAND SIGNATURES ON A PETITION ASKING TARGET TO NOT ALLOW OPEN CARRY WEAPONS IN THEIR STORES.

Chryl Anderson, Florida Chapter Leader for Mom's Demand Action

00:00:44 "We were just absolutely horrified when we saw images of folks carrying loaded riffles down some of the aisles." 00:00:50

ATTORNEYS TELL NBC 2 IN FLORIDA YOU CAN ONLY OPEN CARRY IF YOU'RE HUNTING OR FISHING.

CONCEALED CARRY IS ALLOWED WITH A LICENSE.

TARGET TOLD NBC 2 THEY ARE REQUESTING ALL GUNS STAY OUT, OPEN OR CONCEALED.

Angela McClary, two sons killed by gunfire

00:10:36 "Do Target have security to protect people if they don't I feel that they need to allow people to protect themself." 00:10:44

TARGET TELLS NBC 2 AS OF RIGHT NOW THIS IS NOT A POLICY.

NO SIGNS WILL BE POSTED PROHIBITING GUNS.

IT'S SIMPLY A REQUEST TO KEEP THE STORE THE. "FAMILY-FRIENDLY SHOPPING AND WORK EXPERIENCE" THEY STRIVE TO CREATE. Return to index of stories...


TARGET GUN BAN-TC MON


TARGET TOLD ME THEY ARE RESPECTING ALL LOCAL GUN LAWS.

HOWEVER ATTORNEYS SAY IF TARGET PUTS UP SIGNS BANNING FIREARMS AND YOU ARE CAUGHT WITH A GUN IN THE STORE THEY CAN ASK YOU TO LEAVE.

IF YOU REFUSE YOU COULD BE ARRESTED FOR ARMED TRESSPASSING.

REPORTING LIVE IN THE STUDIO, BRITTANY WEINER NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


TARGET GUN BAN-OC


A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SHARING THEIR OPINIONS ABOUT THE BAN ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

YOU CAN JOIN THE CONVERSATION BY LIKING NBC DASH TWO ON FACEBOOK. Return to index of stories...


BEACH RENOURISHMENT-OANIBXtops


HEAVY CONSTRUCTION WILL LINE SOME LEE COUNTY BEACHES THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

WORKERS ARE ADDING SAND TO BONITA BEACH THIS WEEKEND.

A PIPELINE RUNS FROM LOVERS KEY SOUTH ALONG THE SHORELINE TO BONITA.

BOATERS NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR THAT PIPE.

COUNTY LEADERS SAY THE WORK WILL NOT IMPACT PEOPLE HEADING TO THE BEACH. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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US TEAM RETURNS-SOTVO


TIM HOWARD AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE U-S MENS NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM LANDED IN L-A EARLIER TODAY.

HOWARD TAKING A PICTURE WITH JERMAINE JONES' KIDS. Return to index of stories...


DION JORDAN-ON CAM


THE WORLD CUP CONTINUES TOMORROW WITH THE FIRST TWO OF THE FOUR QUARTER-FINAL MATCHES.

THE MIAMI DOLPHINS WILL HAVE TO PLAY THE FIRST FOUR GAMES OF THIS UPCOMING SEASON WITHOUT FORMER FIRST ROUND PICK DION JORDAN.

THE DEFENSIVE END HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FOR THOSE GAMES AFTER HE TESTED POSITIVE FOR A BANNED SUBSTANCE. Return to index of stories...


DION JORDAN-CGTOPS


I take full responsibility for the test results. I'm very sorry for the impact of this situation

on my teammates, coaches, Stephen Ross, the entire Dolphins organization, fans and my family as well. Return to index of stories...


DION JORDAN-ON CAM TAG


JORDAN CAN TAKE PART IN ALL OF TRANING CAMP.PRESEASON GAMES AND PRACTICES.

HE'S ELIGIBLE TO PLAY AGAINST THE GREEN BAY PACKERS ON OCTOBER 12-TH. Return to index of stories...


NFL ELITE IGNITION IN NAPLES-NATVO


Nice!

A HANDFUL OF N-F-L PLAYERS ARE SPENDING THE WEEK IN NAPLES. GETTING READY FOR TRAINING CAMP.

THEY WERE ON THE FIELD THIS MORNING AT NORTH COLLIER REGIONAL PARK. TAKING PART IN THE ELITE IGNITION SPORTS TRAINING PROGRAM.

LAST YEAR'S N-F-L DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR. LUKE KUECHLY. SAYS NAPLES IS THE PERFECT SPOT FOR TRAINER CLIF MARSHALL TO BRING THEM THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. Return to index of stories...


NFL ELITE IGNITION IN NAPLES-SOTVO


NIKE REPS WERE IN NAPLES WEDNESDAY TO SHOOT KUECHLY TRAINING.

HE'LL BE PART OF A NEW SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE NIKE PRODUCTS. Return to index of stories...


WIMBLEDON SEMIFINALS-VOTOPS


AFTER MAKING THE SEMIFINALS AT THE AUSTRALIAN AND FRENCH.GENIE BOUCHARD HAS GOTTEN TO THE LADIES FINAL AT WIMBLEDON.

THE 20-YEAR OLD CANADIAN NEEDED JUST THE TWO SETS TO GET PAST 3RD SEEDED SIMONA HALEP.7-6 AND 6-2.

BOUCHARD NOW FACES 2011 LADIES CHAMP PETRA KVITOVA IN SATURDAY'S FINAL. Return to index of stories...


PGA GREENBRIER-CGTOPS


THE PGA IS IN PICTURESQUE WEST VIRGINIA FOR THE GREENBRIER CLASSIC.

JONAS BLIXT SHOT 66.BUT HAS 16 PLAYERS WITHIN 2 SHOTS OF HIS LEAD.

GEORGE MCNEILL BIRDIED HIS FINAL HOLE OF THE DAY FOR A 70.

NICK FALDO AND TOM WATSON PLAYING THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


FGCU ANNOUNCING THIS EVENING THAT FORMER PLAYER AND CURRENT ASSISTANT COACH CHELSEA LYLES WILL BE THE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM'S RECRUITING COORDINATOR.

THE EVERBLADES ANNOUNCED THE RE-SIGNING OF DEFENSEMAN MIKE LITTLE. HE PLAYED 44 GAMES FOR THEM LAST SEASON. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-OC, VO


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EARTHCAM LIVE VIEW-MITTO


THIS IS A LIVE PICTURE FROM MYRTLE BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA.

THE STATE IS BRACING FOR HURRICANE ARTHUR.

THIS A LIVE STREAM FROM AN EARTHCAM.

IF YOU WANT TO TRACK THE STORM BEFORE THE NEXT NEWSCAST, USE THE INTERACTIVE HURRICANE TRACKER ON NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

YOU CAN FOLLOW THE STORM AT HOME. Return to index of stories...


BOOTH ALERT-trxOF


BREAKING NEWS AT SIX --

WE'VE JUST LEARNED THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IS HAS NEW DEMANDS FOR THE COMPANY THAT WANTS TO DRILL FOR OIL IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE LIST OF NINE DEMANDS INCLUDES FOR THE DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY.

SCHEDULING A SERIES OF THREE PUBLIC MEETINGS--

TESTIFYING BEFORE THE COUNTY COMMISSION ON JULY 8-TH--

PROVIDING A GROUNDWATER MONITORING PLAN--

AND STATUS REPORTS EVERY TEN DAYS. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...