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HL1) ARTHUR-VOTOPS-TRX TS1) HURRICAIN ARTHUR-TC MON VO
HL2) CAPE BRIDGE CLOSED-VOTOPS-TRX TS2) CAPE BRIDGE CLOSURE-TC MON VO
HL3) STOLEN CARDS-FSS-TRX TS3) FMB BRIDGE CLOSURE-TC MON VO
TRACKING ARTHUR-CLIP NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
TRACKING ARTHUR-WX BORDER CRISIS-INTRO
TRACKING ARTHUR NATIONAL-TC MON VO BORDER CRISIS-PKG
TRACKING ARTHUR NATIONAL-PKG HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARREST-SS VO
CAPE BRIDGE CLOSING-TRX OC DBX HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARREST-SOTVO
CAPE BRIDGE CLOSING-REMLIVE OPERATION SUMMER HEAT-VOWIPE
CAPE BRIDGE CLOSING-PKG OPERATION SUMMER HEAT-SOTVO
CAPE BRIDGE CLOSING-REMLIVE ALGAE ON FMB-VOWIPE
ROAD CLOSURES-OC-CG ALGAE ON FMB-SOTVO-WIPE
STOLEN CREDIT CARDS-TRX OC SS SANIBEL ALGAE-VOTOPS
STOLEN PHONE UPDATE-VO CLEVER SIGN FOR PANHANDLERS-INTRO
STOLEN PHONE UPDATE-SOTVO CLEVER SIGN FOR PANHANDLERS-PKG
BABY FORMULA THEFT RING-TRX-SS VO COP HITS WOMAN-VO
BABY FORMULA THEFT RING-SOTVO COP HITS WOMAN-SOTVO
RED WHITE AND BLUE CHRIST-OC VO FIREWORKS EVENTS-OTS-BNR
MIRACLE WITH THE 4TH-OC CG MACY'S 4TH ON NBC-CGTOPS
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
TZ1A) HOT CAR DEATH-VOTOPS-TRX TZ4A) DIAMOND RING IN BAG-SOTVO
TZ1B) DEP HUGHES-VOTOPS TZ4B) OH SAY CAN U SING-SOTVO
WEATHER-STC WEATHER TEASE-STC
FIREWORKS SCROLL-CG WITH MUSIC FIREWORKS SCROLL-CG WITH MUSIC
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP DIAMOND RING IN A BAG-ON CAM
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL DIAMOND RING IN A BAG-PKG
MIROMAR FIREWORKS-NATSVO WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
MIROMAR FIREWORKS-SOTVO WEATHER-WX WALL
DEP LETTER TO HUGHES-OC-VO OH SAY CAN YOU SING-ON CAM
DEP LETTER TO HUGHES-SOTVO OH SAY CAN YOU SING-PKG
HOT CAR DEATH HEARING-VO-WIPE TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
HOT CAR DEATH HEARING-SOTVO-OC TZ5A) ROAD RAGE PROPOSAL-VO
NATURALIZATION CEREMONY-VOTOPS HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
MALIA OBAMA BIRTHDAY-VOTOPS HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
NATHANS HOT DOG EATING-VOTOPSWIPE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
TZ2A) FLAG GUY HIT-VOWIPE GOOGLE BANNING PORN ADS-VO
TZ2B) FIREWORKS LAW-VOTOPS WOMEN OWNED LOGOS-VO
FLAG GUY HIT-VO DRIVING WHEN DROWSY-VO
FLAG GUY HIT-SOTVO ROAD RAGE PROPOSAL-VO
FIREWORKS LAWS-OTS-VO NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM
FIREWORKS LAWS-SOTVO NOON TZA) TRACKING ARTHUR-TBA
CAPE BANK ROBBERY-TRX-VO NOON TZB) JULY FOURTH-TBA
TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS NOON TZC) FUGITIVE FRIDAY-TBA
TZ3A) BORDER CRISIS-VOTOPS CLOSE-2-SHOT
TZ2B) COP HITS WOMAN-SOTVO  


HL1) ARTHUR-VOTOPS-TRX


HURRICANE ARTHUR CAME ASHORE OVERNIGHT -- POUNDING THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST --

POWER OUTAGES ARE ALREADY WIDESPREAD AND EXPECTED TO GET WORSE ON THE SUMMER'S BIGGEST HOLIDAY. Return to index of stories...


HL2) CAPE BRIDGE CLOSED-VOTOPS-TRX


PLUS THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL IS PREPARING FOR THE BIGGEST FIREWORK SHOW IN OUR AREA.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AS YOU PLAN TO CELEBRATE THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA STYLE. Return to index of stories...


HL3) STOLEN CARDS-FSS-TRX


AND RECOGNIZE THIS WOMAN?

STRAIGHT AHEAD WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT HER BRAZEN CRIME THAT HAS AUTHORITIES ON THE HUNT FOR HER. Return to index of stories...


TRACKING ARTHUR-CLIP


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TRACKING ARTHUR-WX


It might seem a bit unusual for the fourth, but our weather will end up staying relatively dry as we go through our Independence Day across Southwest Florida.

An onshore wind will bring in a few morning showers along the coast, but the coverage will stay fairly spotty.

As we go through the afternoon and evening, the highest rain chances will exist deeper inland where a few storms may form over Hendry, Glades, and interior sections of Collier County.

Aside from some isolated rain today, we're on track to see plenty of sunshine along with very warm temperatures as daytime highs reaching the low to mid 90s.

If you're planning to go out tonight for some 4th of July festivities, plan on a warm and humid evening with temperatures in the low to mid 80s along with a partly cloudy sky.

For our Saturday and Sunday, we'll notice a slight uptick in rain chances, so expect to see more in the way of showers and storms during the afternoon with the highest concentration of rain developing across our inland areas.

Overall, rain chances for Saturday and Sunday afternoon will be around 40%.

Otherwise, expect tons of sun and plenty of heat with afternoon temperatures peaking in the low to mid 90s each day.

For the upcoming week, the rainy season pattern rolls along with afternoon storms developing each day. Before the storms arrive, though, expect mostly sunny and hot conditions with highs in the low to mid 90s. Return to index of stories...


TRACKING ARTHUR NATIONAL-TC MON VO


GOOD MORNING EVERYONE AND HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY.

IM STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

ALL NEW RIGHT NOW.

HURRICANE ARTHUR MADE LANDFALL AT NORTH CAROLINA OVERNIGHT -- PACKING DANGEROUS 100 MILE-AN-HOUR WINDS.

AND THE POWERFUL CATEGORY 1 STORM IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE MAKING ITS WAY UP THE COAST TODAY.

INDRA PETERSONS HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


TRACKING ARTHUR NATIONAL-PKG


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AT LEAST 20 COUNTIES HERE IN NORTH CAROLINA, NOW IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY.

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HURRICANE ARTHUR MAKING LANDFALL AT 11:15 THURSDAY NIGHT. C-N-N'S RENE MARSH -- CAMPED OUT AT ATLANTIC BEACH WHEN IT HIT:

standup - "The winds are extremely strong and if you take a look at the skies, you can see them lighting up. And that is not lightning, those are transformers blowing at them out. That means people are out of power most likely at this point."

DESPITE THE DARKNESS ALONG THE OUTER BANKS -- NORTH CAROLINA'S GOVERNOR TOLD THE THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER TO STAY INSIDE.

"Wait for this storm to leave for a long period of time before you venture to the outside."

THE NOW CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE, LIVING UP TO EMERGENCY MANAGERS' FEARS.

"A tree broke and crashed into part of this house here."

SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 100 MILES PER HOUR.

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STORM SURGES.

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AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE WARDING OFF FOURTH OF JULY BEACHGOERS.

"We want to warn our citizens up the coast and our thousands of tourists who may be dealing with this for the first time that this is a serious storm."

THIS IS A PHOTO FROM INSIDE THE EYE OF THE STORM. OF CONCERN: THE INNER EYE WALL -- NOW SHRINKING IN SIZE. THE DANGER: THE SMALLER THE EYE GETS, THE STRONGER THE WINDS BECOME.

"So we're most concerned now about flooding inland and also storm surges in our sounds and our rivers further inland."

GOVERNOR PAT MCCRORY SAYS RESCUE AND EMERGENCY CREWS ARE AT THE READY TO ASSESS DAMAGE AND BEGIN THE CLEAN-UP EFFORT.

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CAPE BRIDGE CLOSING-TRX OC DBX


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN CAPE CORAL

THE EVENT THAT ALMOST WASN'T.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE CITY'S ANNUAL RED, WHITE AND BOOM CELEBRATION!

THERE WERE SOME CONCERNS EARLIER THIS YEAR THE EVENT MIGHT NOT HAPPEN.

BUT CLEARLY AS YOU CAN SEE BY WHERE OUR NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS IS LIVE FROM, THAT'S NOT THE CASE.

GEORGE? Return to index of stories...


CAPE BRIDGE CLOSING-REMLIVE


THIS IS SINGLE LARGEST EVENT THAT THE CITY PUTS ON-

MORE THAN 30 THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED IN THE CAPE TONIGHT TO

CELEBRATE OUR NATION'S INDEPENDENCE Return to index of stories...


CAPE BRIDGE CLOSING-PKG


01:27:21 "I'm probably one of the most patriotic people you'll ever

meet." AND HE HAS THE SHORTS TO PROVE IT.

THIS IS KENNETH HERNANDEZ.

HE'S THE FIRST TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE THIS JULY 4TH.

01:26:44 "It's a great feeling, it's always a great feeling to win."

HERNANDEZ AND HUNDREDS LIKE HIM TOOK PART IN THE FREEDOM 5K RUN IN CAPE CORAL

PART OF THE CITY'S LARGER RED, WHITE AND BOOM CELEBRATION.

ANY OTHER DAY- 1ST PLACE IS JUST THAT.

01:28:01 "We have people the men and women in our military defending

our country"

NOT SO MUCH TODAY.

01:28:09 "I have friends going to the military academies, there's

just a lot of sacrifice that goes into a privileged country like

this."

THESE TALES OF PATRIOTIC PRIDE ARE WHY CITY EVENT COORDINATORS SAY

THE RED WHITE, AND BOOM CONTINUES TO BE A TOP PRIORITY

"4th of July is just one of those events we have to do it's very

important to the nation, it draws us together, it's one the

celebrations that have to happen." Todd King Return to index of stories...


CAPE BRIDGE CLOSING-REMLIVE


AND HAPPEN IT SHALL-

THE STAGE IS SET-

A LOT OF WORK HAS GONE INTO PUTTING THIS PROGRAM TOGETHER-

AND THAT CAN BE SAID FOR ALL OF THESE EVENTS TAKING PLACE TONIGHT IN

SWFL TO CELEBRATING JULY 4TH.

WEATHER IS LOOKING GREAT-

THE PIECE OF RESISTANCE TONIGHT FIREWORKS THAT MAKE UP THE RED WHITE

AND BOOM ARE SCHEDULED TO BEGIN AT 930

LIVE IN CC GS NBC2 Return to index of stories...


ROAD CLOSURES-OC-CG


MULTIPLE TRAFFIC ALERT TO WARN YOU ABOUT.

THERE'S A NUMBER OF EVEBTS AND CAUSING ROAD CLOSURES.

IN FORT MYERS-

STREETS ALONG THE RIVER DISTRICT WILL BE SHUT DOWN, FOR THE FREEDOM FEST AND ART WALK - THAT RUNS FROM FIVE UNTIL 11 TONIGHT.

THE MATANZAS PASS BRIDGE WILL CLOSE TO TRAFFIC ENTERING THE BEACH TWICE TODAY --

ITS CLOSED FROM NOW UNTIL NOON --

THEN AGAIN FROM 930 TONIGHT UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

IN NAPLES,

SUGDEN REGIONAL PARK WILL CLOSE TO ALL TRAFFIC AT TWO THIS AFTERNOON.

THERE WILL BE NO PARKING AVAILIBLE IN THE PARK- BUT THERE WILL SPACE NEXT TO IT.

AND IN PUNTA GORDA.

LAISHLEY MARINA BOAT RAMP WILL BE CLOSED FROM 8:30 UNTIL 9:30 TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN CREDIT CARDS-TRX OC SS


A BRAND NEW CRIME ALERT THIS MORNING.

CRIME STOPPERS NEED YOUR HELP IDENTIFYING A WOMAN WHO USED A STOLEN CREDIT CARD TO RACK UP MORE THAN $900 IN CHARGES.

TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SCREEN.

THIS IS THE WOMAN POLICE SAY STOLE A WALLET OUT OF A MANS CAR AROUND 8 P.M. AT LA FITNESS IN THE GULF COAST TOWN CENTER.

IT HAPPENED ON TUESDSAY.

THE VICTIM SAYS HE DROVE HOME WHEN HE GOT A CALL FROM THE BANK ABOUT A SUSPICIOUS CHARGE.

AN INVESTIGATION SHOWED THAT HIS CREDIT CARDS WERE USED JUST BEFORE 9 P.M. AT THE TARGET STORE, ALSO AT THE GULF COAST TOWN CENTER.

IF YOU KNOW WHO THIS WOMAN IS, YOU ARE ASKED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS IMMEDIATLY. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN PHONE UPDATE-VO


A SAD STORY TO REPORT ON THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY.

A LEHIGH ACRES MOTHER NEEDS YOUR HELP, NOW MORE THAN EVER, FINDING HER PHONE.

SHE LOST HER SON, ETHAN, TO BRAIN CANCER.

ETHAN MOMS SAYS SOMEONE STOLE HER CELL PHONE AT A WALMART IN LEHIGH ACRES TWO WEEKS AGO.

SHE DOESN'T CARE ABOUT THE PHONE, BUT JUST WANTS THE PICTURES AND VIDEOS THAT ARE ON IT, WHEN HER SON WAS HEATHY AND HAPPY. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN PHONE UPDATE-SOTVO


21:20:58-21:21:08

"You big jerk. Just give me the phone. I don't care. I'm not going to

prosecute. You know, nothing is going to become of you. Just turn it

in somewhere and give me my phone."

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU'RE ASKED TO CONTACT THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE OR CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


BABY FORMULA THEFT RING-TRX-SS VO


STEALING BABY FORMULA AND SELLING IT ONLINE.

CAPE CORAL OFFICERS SAY THREE WOMEN MADE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS DOING JUST THAT.

THEY'RE BEHIND BARS NOW.

BABY FORMULA MIGHT NOT SOUND LIKE A CASH COW -- BUT WE FOUND OUT THEFTS ARE SO COMMON. MANY STORES PUT ALARMS ON IT.

OFFICERS, THE F-D-L-E AND DEPUTIES STATEWIDE SPENT A YEAR TRACKING THESE WOMEN.

ALICIA TONDREAU-LEVE -- GUILYANNA GUZMAN AND ALEXIS DATTADEEN.

THEY SAY THEY WOULD STEAL THE MILK AND SELL IT ONLINE.

MOST STORES SUCH AS PUBLIX HAVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEMS ON THE POWDERED BABY MILK. Return to index of stories...


BABY FORMULA THEFT RING-SOTVO


i couldn't believe it. it's kind of shocking someone would have the nerve to do that. very wrong i think.

1:02-1:07

to steal formula so they can make a profit off of it. that's ridiculous

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS THE WOMEN SET UP A BUSINESS CALLED "FORMULA MOM" ON CRAIGSLIST.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY SOLD THE CANS OF FORMULA TO WOMEN IN WISCONSIN, CALIFORNIA AND NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


RED WHITE AND BLUE CHRIST-OC VO


THE U-S IS OUT OF THE WORLD CUP BUT AMERICA WAS HONORED IN RIO DE JANEIRO.

IN HONOR OF INDEPENDENCE DAY, THE ICONIC CHRIST THE REDEEMER STATUE THAT OVERLOOKS THE CITY WAS BATHED IN RED, WHITE AND BLUE LIGHT.

THE U-S GENERAL SAID HE HOPED THIS WOULD MAKE AMERICANS VISITING THE CITY FEEL PROUD.

THE PATRIOTIC LIGHTS WERE TURNED ON THE NIGHT BEFORE JULY 4TH BECAUSE BRAZIL'S GREEN AND YELLOW LIGHTS WILL BE USED TODAY AS BRAZIL FACES COLOMBIA IN A WORLD CUP QUARTERFINAL. Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE WITH THE 4TH-OC CG


A LOT OF BIG EVENTS GOING ON.

KICK OFF YOUR WEEKEND WITH THE MIRACLES BASEBALL TEAM TODAY!

ENJOY SOME TIME WITH THE FAMILY AND CHOW DOWN ON SOME HOTDOGS

THIS AFTERNOON AT HAMMOND STADIUM.

THE GAME STARTS AT 12:35.

AND GATES OPEN IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

AND GET THIS--

THE FIRST 400 FANS WILL RECEIVE A GHOSTBUSTERS MINI-BOBBLEHEAD TO CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOVIE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


THIS MORNING.

THE CLUES PILE UP.

THE EVIDENCE SHOWING A THAT GEORGIA FATHER COULD HAVE BEEN TRYING TO KILL HIS SON --

WHEN HE LEFT THE TODDLER IN A HOT CAR.

PLUS--

THE STATE IS CLOSELY WATCHING THE COMPANY THAT WANTS TO DRILL FOR OIL IN COLLIER COUNTY.

FIND OUT WHY AFTER THE BREAK. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) HOT CAR DEATH-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1B) DEP HUGHES-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


FIREWORKS SCROLL-CG WITH MUSIC


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


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

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

It might seem a bit unusual for the fourth, but our weather will end up staying relatively dry as we go through our Independence Day across Southwest Florida.

An onshore wind will bring in a few morning showers along the coast, but the coverage will stay fairly spotty.

As we go through the afternoon and evening, the highest rain chances will exist deeper inland where a few storms may form over Hendry, Glades, and interior sections of Collier County.

Aside from some isolated rain today, we're on track to see plenty of sunshine along with very warm temperatures as daytime highs reaching the low to mid 90s.

If you're planning to go out tonight for some 4th of July festivities, plan on a warm and humid evening with temperatures in the low to mid 80s along with a partly cloudy sky.

For our Saturday and Sunday, we'll notice a slight uptick in rain chances, so expect to see more in the way of showers and storms during the afternoon with the highest concentration of rain developing across our inland areas.

Overall, rain chances for Saturday and Sunday afternoon will be around 40%.

Otherwise, expect tons of sun and plenty of heat with afternoon temperatures peaking in the low to mid 90s each day.

For the upcoming week, the rainy season pattern rolls along with afternoon storms developing each day. Before the storms arrive, though, expect mostly sunny and hot conditions with highs in the low to mid 90s. Return to index of stories...


MIROMAR FIREWORKS-NATSVO


THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CELEBRATED THE 4TH OF JULY LAST NIGHT IN ESTERO.

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IT WAS THE 15TH ANNUAL FIREWORKS SHOW AT THE MIROMAR OUTLETS.

TENS OF THOUSANDS GATHERED WITH THEIR LAWN CHAIRS AND BLANKETS TO WATCH THE DISPLAY.

A TOTAL OF AROUND TWO-THOUSAND FIREWORKS WERE SET OFF. Return to index of stories...


MIROMAR FIREWORKS-SOTVO


Get here early park across the street and then just walk over here:55 last year we learned to park we had to fight for a spot so get here early and get next to all the food

THEY BROUGHT IN TWO TRUCKLOADS OF MATERIALS FOR THE SHOW.

BY THE WAY THE MALL IS OPEN TODAY FROM 10-6. Return to index of stories...


DEP LETTER TO HUGHES-OC-VO


THE STATE ANNOUNCED.THEY PLAN TO KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THE DAN. A HUGHES COMPANY.

THEY ARE THE COMPANY THAT WANTS TO DRILL FOR OIL IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION JUST RELEASED NINE DEMANDS FOR THE COMPANY.

IT INCLUDES A GROUNDWATER MONITORING PLAN-

AND STATUS REPORTS EVERY TEN DAYS.

THE STATE SAYS THIS IS IN REACTION TO THE FRACKING-LIKE DRILLING METHOD THE COMPANY IS ACCUSED OF USING. Return to index of stories...


DEP LETTER TO HUGHES-SOTVO


There's no doubt in anyones mind the activities of Dan A. Hughes company they took at the Collier Hogan well created unease

THE D-E-P SAYS THESE NINE STEPS WILL MAKE DAN A. HUGHES MORE ACCOUNTABLE AND TRANSPARENT.

THE COMPANY SENT US A RESPONSE.

IT CALLS THE STEPS EXTRAORDINARY. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR DEATH HEARING-VO-WIPE


NEW TESTIMONY REVEALS THE GEORGIA FATHER, WHOSE CHILD DIED IN A HOT CAR, WAS SENDING SEXUAL PICTURES AND MESSAGES THE DAY HIS SON DIED.

JUSTIN HARRIS WAS IN COURT THURSDAY, LISTENING TO DETECTIVES AND WITNESSES PRESENT EVIDENCE AGAINST HIM.

HIS 22 MONTH OLD SON COOPER DIED AFTER SITTING IN THE CAR FOR HOURS. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR DEATH HEARING-SOTVO-OC


"He just screamed what have I done loudly obviously it was a bit dramatic,

hands in the air looking up toward the sky yelling what have I done."

THE LEAD DETECTIVE SAID HARRIS READ INTERNET ARTICLES ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF LIFE WITHOUT CHILDREN.

PROSECUTORS ARE SUGGESTING THAT AS A POSSIBLE MOTIVE FOR MURDER.

THERE'S ALSO EVIDENCE HARRIS WAS SENDING SEXUAL PICTURES AND MESSAGES TO SIX DIFFERENT WOMAN THE DAY HIS CHILD SAT IN THE CAR.

AND ANOTHER FACTOR THAT COULD BE USED AGAINST HIM.

HE AND HIS WIFE HAS TWO LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES ON COOPER.

THE MOTHER HAS NOT BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME. Return to index of stories...


NATURALIZATION CEREMONY-VOTOPS


PRESIDENT OBAMA IS HOSTING A NATURALIZATION CEREMONY FOR ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

THE PRESIDENT IS SPEAKING AT THE CEREMONY FOR IMMIGRANT ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS, RESERVISTS AND SPOUSES, WHO WILL SEE INDEPENDENCE DAY AS THEIR FIRST DAY AS AMERICAN CITIZENS.

U-S CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR RENDELL JONES WILL PRESENT THE COUNTRIES OF THE CANDIDATES FOR NATURALIZATION. Return to index of stories...


MALIA OBAMA BIRTHDAY-VOTOPS


HAPPY BIRTHDAY MALIA OBAMA.

THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER IS CELEBRATING HER SWEET 16 TODAY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA MENTIONED THE SPECIAL DAY DURING A SPEECH THIS WEEK.

THE MILESTONE BIRTHDAY MEANS THE OLDEST OBAMA DAUGHTER WILL SOON BE BEHIND THE WHEEL.

THE WHITE HOUSE ALWAYS MARKES THE 4TH OF JULY WITH FIREWORKS AND FESTIVITIES. Return to index of stories...


NATHANS HOT DOG EATING-VOTOPSWIPE


TODAY CONTESTANTS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE WILL BE TAKING PART IN THE 99-TH ANNUAL NATHAN'S FAMOUS INTERNATIONAL HOT DOG EATING CONTEST IN CONEY ISLAND, NEW YORK.

THE GOAL IS PRETTY SIMPLE: EAT AS MANY HOT DOGS AND BUNS AS YOU CAN IN TEN MINUTES.

LAST YEAR, JOEY "JAWS" CHESTNUT ATE 69 HOT DOGS TO WIN THE CONTEST FOR HIS SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


A PATRIOTIC DEED LANDS A NAPLES MAN IN THE HOSPITAL.

FIND OUT WHAT HE WAS DOING THAT CAUSED A MAN TO RAM INTO HIS ATV.

PLUS--

MANY PEOPLE WILL BREAK THE LAW ALL DAY TODAY.

AND NOT EVEN HAVE A CLUE.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW STRAIGHT AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) FLAG GUY HIT-VOWIPE


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TZ2B) FIREWORKS LAW-VOTOPS


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FLAG GUY HIT-VO


ON THIS 4TH OF JULY, POLICE IN NAPLES ARE LOOKING FOR A HIT AND RUN DRIVER.

THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS THE VICTIM WAS PLACING TINY AMERICAN FLAGS ALONG THE MEDIAN OF GRAND LELY DRIVE, WHEN A WHITE S-U-V CAME UP BEHIND HIM AND RAMMED INTO THE BACK OF THE A-T-V HE WAS RIDING ON. Return to index of stories...


FLAG GUY HIT-SOTVO


Dave Beitzel -- Naples

9:16:13 "It's one of those stories, you know, no good deed goes unpunished." 9:16:17

Saeger Olsen -- Naples

9:26:14 "Right before Fourth of July, you know, just trying to do something patriotic, and someone just comes up behind him and hits him and takes off. it just blows my mind." 9:26:22

HE VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO NAPLES COMMUNITY HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


FIREWORKS LAWS-OTS-VO


YOU'RE PROBABLY GOING TO SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE BREAK THE LAW TODAY.

YOU MIGHT AS WELL.

AND POLICE, AREN'T GOING TO DO MUCH TO STOP IT.

FIREWORKS THAT EXPLODE OR SHOOT INTO THE AIR ARE ILLEGAL IN FLORIDA.

BUT YOU CAN STILL BUY THEM BECAUSE OF A LOOPHOLE IN THE LAW THAT ALLOWS FARMERS

TO GET THEM TO SCARE AWAY NUISANCE ANIMALS.

WE ASKED POLICE WHY THEY DON'T REALLY ENFORCE THIS LAW. Return to index of stories...


FIREWORKS LAWS-SOTVO


00:47:17 "It comes down to the call volume, you see how busy these

tents are and how much they start selling the stuff month in advance,

we use every resource to the maximum handing the calls for service is

primary" Lt. Victor Medico, FMPD

SO BASICALLY.AS LONG AS YOU DON'T HURT ANYONE OR CAUSE ANY DAMAGE.LAW ENFORCEMENT ISN'T GOING TO SPEND THEIR TIME GOING AFTER PEOPLE WITH BOTTLE ROCKETS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BANK ROBBERY-TRX-VO


RIGHT NOW CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE ON THE HUNT FOR A BANK ROBBER.

WE HAVE A PRETTY GOOD LOOK AT THE GUY.

YOU CAN SEE HERE, HE HAD A GUN, WHEN HE JUMPED THE COUNTER THURSDAY AT THE BUSEY BANK ON DEL PRADO. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRXVOTOPS


COMING UP ON NBC-2

MANY UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS CROSSING THE U.S. BORDER IN WAVES.

STRAIGHT AHEAD.

WHAT ONE California city is DOING to BLOCK THEM FROM THEIR TOWN.

PLUS THIS--

"These are grown man punches. she coulda died out there."

A VIOLENT CONFRONTATION ON THE STREETS OF L-A

ONE THAT WITNESSES SAY THEY WILL NEVER FORGET. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) BORDER CRISIS-VOTOPS


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TZ2B) COP HITS WOMAN-SOTVO


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TS1) HURRICAIN ARTHUR-TC MON VO


GOOD MORNING IM JIM SPIEWAK.

LETS TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MORNINGS TOP STORIES.

HURRICANE ARTHUR HAS WEAKENED TO CATEGORY 1 STORM IN THE ATLANTIC AFTER BRINGING FLOODING AND POWER OUTAGES TO NORTH CAROLINA'S OUTER BANKS OVERNIGHT.

THE U.S. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER SAYS ARTHUR'S MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO 90 MPH WITH ADDITIONAL WEAKENING EXPECTED. Return to index of stories...


TS2) CAPE BRIDGE CLOSURE-TC MON VO


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN CAPE CORAL ---IS THE RED WHITE BOOM FESTIVAL.

THE CAPE CORAL BRIDGE CLOSED AT 6 THIS MORNING FOR THE ANNUAL FREEDOM 5-K.

THE RED, WHITE, AND BOOM CEREMONY AROUND 9:30 TONIGHT.

THE BRIDGE WON'T RE OPEN UNTIL 3AM TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


TS3) FMB BRIDGE CLOSURE-TC MON VO


TODAY FORT MYERS BEACH IS EXPECTING 30-THOUSAND PEOPLE FOR 4TH OF JULY FESTIVIES.

THE PARADE IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW.

AND WILL TRAVEL ALONG ESTERO BOULEVARD TO TIMES SQUARE.

THE MATANZAS BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED TWICE ---FROM NOW UNTIL NOON AND THEN AGAIN FROM 9:30 THIS EVENING THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

FREE TROLLEY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE ALL DAY. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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BORDER CRISIS-INTRO


THE SITUATION AT U.S. BORDERS CONTINUES TO GROW ON THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY.

MORE UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS, MANY UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN, CONTINUE TO CROSS THE BORDER.

NBC'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER HAS THE LATEST ON THIS GROWING CRISIS. Return to index of stories...


BORDER CRISIS-PKG


nats of people outside saying let us in

The overflow crowd waited.for a town meeting

to tell city leaders in Murrieta. they want action.

Furious with Homeland Security officials.

nats: booooooo boooooooo boooooooo ,, this is an invasion , why is Nat'l guard not here "

Many threatened to block buses of undocumented immigrants. if they try to return to their city.

SOT: where do I sign up to protest

These are the faces. and stories of the desperate. who recently entered the US illegally from Central America.,

Today some were released at a bus stations in Texas ,

.

Most arrive with no bags. little money. some sick and many hungry children , , by their sides.

nats???

20 year old Digna Salvallego, from El Salvador. narrowly survived crossing the border.

starts in spanish then english sot: "I was so afraid - she says - but i asked god for guidance."

.

Salvallego and her 2 year old daughter now.have

a ticket to find relatives in Atlanta.

and a has a court date to face deportation.

nats

. many immigrant children are alone.

I. at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental. kids are waiting for a flight to other parts of the county.

In Tucson. this converted hotel already is home to nearly 300 children who crossed the border without parents.

SOT: Eddie Padilla: that's our taxpayer dollars. That's getting me a little upset. We need to help our people first in Arizona./ It's a resort, they're getting everything free!

nat pop: "secure the border"

Today , democrats and republicans found no easy solutions to the border crisis.At a homeland security hearing in Texas.

the reason people.…governor.are coming is because the border has not been secured

And tonight. more undocumented immigrants arrive.

In cities like El Paso. and El Centro. the buses were welcomed.

But back in Murrieta. many promise. undocumented immigrants wont get here without a fight. Return to index of stories...


HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARREST-SS VO


A YOUNG SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MOTHER BLACKMAILED INTO PROSTITUTION.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE WAS GROOMED FOR A YEAR --

THEN FORCED TO HAVE SEX WITH PEOPLE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

SHAWN LEWIS IS FACING HUMAN TRAFFICKING CHARGES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE LEE COUNTY MAN --

USED A HOTEL ROOM IN COLLIER COUNTY FOR HIS ESCORT SERVICE.

HE CALLED IT "PERFECT 10 COMPANIONS."

ACCORDING TO DETECTIVES --

LEWIS MET THE 21-YEAR OLD WOMAN THROUGH FACEBOOK.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE FORCED HER TO HAVE SEX IN SEVEN FLORIDA CITIES, PLUS NEW JERSEY AND NEVADA.

COLLIER COUNTY SAYS IT TOOK A YEAR TO BUILD THEIR CASE. Return to index of stories...


HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARREST-SOTVO


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. It's a first degree felony punishable up to 30 years."

THE VICTIMS SAYS LEWIS THREATENED TO SEND SEXUAL VIDEOS OF HER TO HER FAMILY AND THE STATE --

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OPERATION SUMMER HEAT-VOWIPE


HAPPENING IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY, THE SHERIFF HAS A STRONG MESSAGE FOR ANYONE DEALING DRUGS.

IN ONE WEEK DEPUTIES ARRESTED 66 PEOPLE ON MORE THAN 360 DRUG RELATED CHARGES, AND SHERIFF BILL PRUMMEL SAYS MORE ARE COMING.

THE INVESTIGATION STARTED MONTHS AGO, AND DEPUTIES FINALLY STARTED ROUNDING PEOPLE UP LAST WEEK.

ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS THE BIGGEST DRUG PROBLEM IS METH.

SHERIFF PRUMMELL SAYS MOST DRUGS COME FROM OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTY.

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OPERATION SUMMER HEAT-SOTVO


"They can either straighten up, get their act together, become a part of our community. Or, they can go to jail. Or quite frankly they can get the hell out of my county because we don't want 'em here, none of us want them here."

DEPUTIES ARE WORKING ON CASES TO TARGET LARGE DEALERS WHO ARE SUPPLYING THE DRUGS.

20 MORE CASES ARE STILL PENDING IN THE OPERATION. Return to index of stories...


ALGAE ON FMB-VOWIPE


A HARMFUL ALGAE BLOOM IS TAINTING OUR COAST THIS MORNING.

RED, GREEN AND BROWN DRIFT ALGAE IS COATING FORT MYERS BEACH.

LARGE BLOOMS HAVEN'T BEEN SEEN HERE SINCE 2006.

RESEARCHERS SAY THIS BLOOM COULD BE THE RESULT OF LAST YEAR'S FRESH WATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

PEOPLE ON THE BEACH TOLD US -- YOU CAN'T SEE THE ALGAE, BUT YOU FEEL IT WHEN YOU GET IN THE WATER.

THEY SAY IT'S SLIMY. Return to index of stories...


ALGAE ON FMB-SOTVO-WIPE


08 Stephen Wheeler, Fort Myers Beach "It's like a brown, yogurt-based stuff floating by and I even asked some of the guys - I said, what is that stuff? Nobody. we did not know what it was."

THE WATER IS SAFE FOR YOU TO SWIM.

THE BIG CONCERN IS FOR MARINE LIFE IN THE GULF. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL ALGAE-VOTOPS


IF YOU ARE HEADED TO SANIBEL BEACHES TODAY, YOU MAY ALSO SEE AND SMELL ALGAE BLOOMS.

THE ALGAE IS JUST NOW FLOATING TO THE SURFAC FROM WATER RELEASES LAST SUMMER.

IT IS OKAY TO SWIM IN THE WATER, BUT IT'S ADVISED THAT YOU DON'T SWIM RIGHT INTO THE ALGAE BLOOM BECAUSE OTHER BACTERIA CAN BUILD ON TOP OF IT AND MAKE YOU SICK. Return to index of stories...


CLEVER SIGN FOR PANHANDLERS-INTRO


HE WON'T GIVE THEM SPARE CHANGE.

BUT HE WILL HELP WITH THE MESSAGE.

CATE CAUGUIRAN MET A MAN WHO'S HELPING THE HOMELESS AND PANHANDLERS -- NOT WITH MONEY, BUT WITH MARKETING. Return to index of stories...


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ANTHONY BUSTOS'S PHILOSOPHY IS SIMPLE:

GETTING A LITTLE CHANGE, STARTS WITH A SMILE.

"I thought this is an easy way I can help these guys increase their income."

HE'S TALKING ABOUT THESE SIGNS.

"The government stole my sunscreen."

"I'm way too sober for this."

HE'S HANDED OUT AT LEAST 15 SO FAR, GIVING THE HOMELESS A MARKETING MAKEOVER IN HOPES A LAUGH TRANSLATES TO A DONATION.

STANDUP: "So what Anthony typically does, He keeps a spare sign in his car so when he's driving for Lyft or by himself he can and sees someone who needs it, he has one immediately ready."

"I kind of just wait for the right person and if I feel like they're standing out there with a sign that can be improved I roll the window down and say hey you guys want a new sign?"

THIS SOCIAL EXPERIMENT STARTED A FEW MONTHS AGO.

HE WAS DRIVING DOWN VAN NESS AND SAW A PANHANDLER WITH A SIGN THAT JUST SAID, "POOR, HUNGRY."

"I had no inclination to give him any money and I was wondering if something funny were written on the sign would I give him some money and I decided I probably would have."

AND IT'S WORKING, FOR SOME.

ONE MAN TOLD ANTHONY HIS SIGN WAS ATTRACTING A LOT OF TOURISTS - SOME ASKING TO TAKE PICTURES WITH HIM.

" Um, you know I am not really in a position to help someone find a job. I'm not an employer or a staffer. I'm just a regular guy so I think we all kind of do what we are capable of."

TONIGHT, HE SAYS HIS FRIENDS WANT TO HELP, TOO, BY EITHER MAKING SIGNS OR INSPIRING CATCHY PHRASES.

"We don't always don't always have to change the world. We can do something small to make a small difference and that's okay."

ANTHONY SAYS HE DOESN'T KNOW IF THE SIGNS CHANGE MUCH, BUT IT'S CHANGED HIM. Return to index of stories...


COP HITS WOMAN-VO


A FREEWAY TAKEDOWN LEAVES DRIVERS STUNNED AS A CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER REPEATEDLY PUNCHES A WOMAN.

CHECK IT OUT.

A WOMAN WAS WALKING, THEN CONFRONTED BY AN OFFICER WHO FOR AN UNKNOWN REASON, TAKES HER TO THE GROUND AND PUMMELS HER WITH HIS FISTS.

WITNESSES CAUGHT PART OF THE CONFRONTATION ON THEIR PHONES.

CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL CONFIRMS IT IS AWARE OF THE VIDEO AND HAS LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


COP HITS WOMAN-SOTVO


"She took a left, CHP ran, grabbed her. Intoxicated mentally ill, possibly."

THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL IS NOT RELEASING ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE WOMAN OR THE OFFICER. Return to index of stories...


FIREWORKS EVENTS-OTS-BNR


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

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

JUST GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

WE HAVE AN ENTIRE LIST ON THE HOMEPAGE.

OR STAY TUNED, WE'LL RUN THEM DOWN LIVE ON THE AIR IN JUST A FEW MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


MACY'S 4TH ON NBC-CGTOPS


IF YOU WANT TO JUST WATCH THE FIREWORKS FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME.

NBC CELEBRATES THE NATION'S BIRTHDAY WITH ALL-STAR PERFORMANCES BY ARIANA GRANDE, HUNTER HAYES, MIRANDA LAMBERT, LIONEL RICHIE AND MILEY CYRUS.

THE LIVE BROADCAST OF THE MACY'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR WILL BE HOSTED BY "AMERICA'S GOT TALENT'S" NICK CANNON.

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TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT.GOLDFISH.

"I opened up and I asked my mom, is there supposed to be a ring in here?"

IT'S NOT USUALLY WHAT YOU FIND AT THE BOTTOM OF A SNACK BAG.

FIND OUT WHAT MOM AND DAUGHTER DID WITH THE DIAMOND RING!

PLUS THIS--

oh say can you see.

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AND CAN YOU SING IT?

STRAIGHT AHEAD MEET ONE MAN WHO HELPS PEOPLE SING THEIR HEARTS OUT. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) DIAMOND RING IN BAG-SOTVO


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TZ4B) OH SAY CAN U SING-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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FIREWORKS SCROLL-CG WITH MUSIC


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DIAMOND RING IN A BAG-ON CAM


A SOUTH CAROLINA GIRL MADE QUITE THE DISCOVERY WHILE EATING A SNACK.

TO HER SURPRISE SHE FOUND SOME BLING.

DREW SMITH EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


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PEYTON POSTOL IS ENJOYING HER SUMMER VACATION.

"I love to draw"

A LITTLE INTERRUPTION TO THE FUN. CAME AS SHE GOT READY FOR A DOCTORS APPOINTMENT.

Nats.

.WHEN HER MOM STEPHANIE POSTOL HANDED HER A SNACK.

"I opened up and I asked my mom, is there supposed to be a ring in here?"

"I took one look and then I had to double take and realized it was a real ring."

SHE TOOK A CLOSE LOOK. AT A SMALL SILVER BAND. WITH WHAT LOOKS LIKE LITTLE DIAMONDS IN IT.

"I hate that somebody has lost their wedding band."

THE COMPANY TOLD US THEY'D NEVER HEARD OF JEWELRY BEING FOUND IN THEIR PRODUCTS. MAINLY BECAUSE NO JEWELRY OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED IN THEIR BAKERIES.

BUT THEY'RE INVESTIGATING THIS CASE.

"I'm a nurse so hand hygiene is important, wearing gloves, especially when you're touching food."

WE LOOKED AT SAMPLE FOOD SAFETY INSPECTION FORMS PROVIDED BY A CLEMSON EXTENSION PUBLICATION.

IT ASKS IF EMPLOYEES ARE WEARING JEWELRY, RINGS OR WATCHES. OR EVEN FINGERNAIL POLISH.

THOSE ARE NOT CONSIDERED GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES.

"We love goldfish.

We eat goldfish a good bit.

We always have them in our house, but now the thought of them not using, maybe gloves or what not, makes me not want to eat in anymore." Return to index of stories...


WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX WALL


!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

It might seem a bit unusual for the fourth, but our weather will end up staying relatively dry as we go through our Independence Day across Southwest Florida.

An onshore wind will bring in a few morning showers along the coast, but the coverage will stay fairly spotty.

As we go through the afternoon and evening, the highest rain chances will exist deeper inland where a few storms may form over Hendry, Glades, and interior sections of Collier County.

Aside from some isolated rain today, we're on track to see plenty of sunshine along with very warm temperatures as daytime highs reaching the low to mid 90s.

If you're planning to go out tonight for some 4th of July festivities, plan on a warm and humid evening with temperatures in the low to mid 80s along with a partly cloudy sky.

For our Saturday and Sunday, we'll notice a slight uptick in rain chances, so expect to see more in the way of showers and storms during the afternoon with the highest concentration of rain developing across our inland areas.

Overall, rain chances for Saturday and Sunday afternoon will be around 40%.

Otherwise, expect tons of sun and plenty of heat with afternoon temperatures peaking in the low to mid 90s each day.

For the upcoming week, the rainy season pattern rolls along with afternoon storms developing each day. Before the storms arrive, though, expect mostly sunny and hot conditions with highs in the low to mid 90s. Return to index of stories...


OH SAY CAN YOU SING-ON CAM


AS YOU CATCH A BALL GAME OR FIREWORKS DISPLAY THIS 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND YOU'RE PROBABLY GOING TO HEAR THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER - A SONG THAT CAN BE INSPIRING WHEN SUNG WELL.

BUT WHEN IT'S SUNG POORLY - OUCH!.

ONE MAN IS ON A PERSONAL MISSION TO PREVENT THOSE CRINGE-WORTHY MOMENTS FOR SINGERS.

AS SUN-LEN SERFATY REPORTS.YOU COULD CALL HIM THE VIRTUOSO OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. Return to index of stories...


OH SAY CAN YOU SING-PKG


IT'S A SONG THAT CAN SOAR…

OR SINK…

ENTER MICHAEL DEAN -- ON A MISSION TO SAVE SINGERS' EGOS AND OUR EARS

The worst part is those performances are bad for everyone, they're bad for the singer and they are horrendous for the listeners.

CALL IT THE "HOW-NOT-TO-BUTCHER-THE-NATIONAL-ANTHEM" CLASS.

SCORES OF POP STARS -- A LIST SO EXCLUSIVE IT'S KEPT SECRET -- HAVE COME TO HIM TO PREP FOR THEIR NATIONAL ANTHEM PERFORMANCES AND AVOID HUMILIATION BY LEARNING NOT ONLY THE TECHNIQUE OF THE SONG -- BUT ITS MEANING.

THE SONG HAS ITS HAZARDS. A SPRAWLING VOCAL RANGE OF AN OCTAVE AND A HALF -- SETTING UP THIS CRUCIAL MOMENT THAT…

And the rocket's red glare…

WELL, USUALLY CRASHES AND BURNS.

AND THE TRICKY LYRICS, WRITTEN NOT IN NORMAL SPEECH PATTERNS BUT IN POETRY.

Oh say can you see, by the stars shining bright…

And the rockets red blare-glare…

O'er the ramparts we watched were so…

DEAN SAYS SO MANY PEOPLE FORGET THE WORDS BECAUSE THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND THEM.

…so gallantly streaming.

If it's just a lot of nonsense words then the audience is going to perceive it as a lot of nonsense words. So studying why this piece was originally written is a very important for the singer to do.

AND SADLY IT SEEMS THESE DAYS, THE ANTICIPATION OF A BAD ANTHEM IS NOW THE NORM.

A lot of people have told me when they listen to the national anthem and it goes reasonably well, the only feeling that they feel is relief, they don't actually feel moved, or changed, or inspired, just feel relief that it wasn't awful.

CRINGE WORTHY MOMENTS DEAN IS WORKING, ONE NOTE AT A TIME TO AVOID.

IN WASHINGTON, I'M SUNLEN SERFATY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


YOUR PAST MEETS YOUR PRESENT WHEN IT COMES TO JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY.

WHY OLD INJURIES FACTOR IN- THE STORY AHEAD IN HEALTH MATTERS.

PLUS-- MUST SEE VIDEO.

FIND OUT HOW ROAD RAGE TURNED INTO ROMANCE. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) ROAD RAGE PROPOSAL-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


THE DECISION TO HAVE JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY REQUIRES A LOT OF THOUGHT AND PLANNING.

IN ORDER TO GET THE MOST OUT OF SURGERY, PATIENTS SHOULD KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER EXPLAINS HOW OUR PAST PLAYS A ROLE IN OUR FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


WE ALL HAVE A HISTORY- BEFORE YOU UNDERGO SURGERY PLAN ON DREDGING UP YOUR PAST WITH SURGEON. PROVIDING AN ACCURATE RECORD OF YOUR LIFE EXPERIENCES CAN HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON YOUR POST-OP FUTURE.

DR. DAVID EICHTEN/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

1:21 I think the most important things are past medical history. Do you have rheumatoid arthritis? Diabetes? Heart disease? All that stuff we need to know up front.

AS WELL AS A LIST OF MEDS. IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE ON BEFORE GETTING ANY NEW PRESCRIPTIONS.

DR. DAVID EICHTEN/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

1:32 We have to put people on a lot of medications after a hip or a knee replacement. Blood thinners, so they don't get a blood clot, pain medication. And we need to know what other medications that can react with those.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

It's also your chance to bring up past traumas. Whether it's an injury decades ago or surgery years ago- these could play into your diagnosis and treatment. Even a minor incident may have set the stage for your surgical outcome.

DR. DAVID EICHTEN/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

2:31 We call it post-traumatic arthritis. If you've had a trauma fifteen years ago, that cartilage takes a little bit longer to present itself as far as the arthritis. Other patients have had a previous surgery where the meniscus was removed and certain things predispose you to having arthritis.

ARTHRITIS IS THE TOP CAUSE OF JOINT REPLACEMENT- IT CAN ALSO BE BROUGHT ON BY REPETITIVE USE. SO YOUR PAST LIFE AS AN ATHLETE, LABORER OR HOBBYIST COULD HAVE LEFT A LASTING IMPRESSION. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


RAPPER IGGY AZALEA FINALLY RESPONDS TO NICKI MINAJ RUMORS AND ACTOR CHRIS COLFER IS STAYING PUT.

MARTHA SHADE HAS THESE STORIES AND MORE IN TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


IGGY AZALEA HAS BROKEN HER SILENCE.

THE "FANCY" RAPPER FINALLY REPONDS TO RUMORS THAT FELLOW FEMALE RAPPER NICKI MINAJ WAS TALKING ABOUT HER WHEN SHE SAID THIS AT THE B.E.T AWARDS SUNDAY.

"What i want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.

THE COMMENT CAUSED AN UPROAR ONLINE.MANY SAYING MINAJ IMPLIED AZALEA DOESN'T WRITE HER OWN LYRICS.

IN A STATEMENT, THE AUSTRALIAN RAPPER SAID IN PART.

"I'm unbothered by anything that 'happened' at the BET awards, and just feel worn out by everyone trying to make me have wars with people all the time."

MINAJ SAID SHE WASN'T TALKING ABOUT AZALEA AND HAS CONGRATULATED HER ON HER SUCCESS.

GLEE FANS, YOU CAN BREATHE A SIGH OF RELIEF.CHRIS COLFER IS NOT LEAVING THE SHOW.

ON THE THURSDAY, THE ACTOR was thought to have TWEETED.

"Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of Glee. Explanations will come shortly,"

COLFER'S MANAGER SAYS THE ACTOR'S TWITTER ACCOUNT WAS HACKED.

IN A STATEMENT, 20TH CENTURY FOX SAID IN PART.

"Rumors of his dismissal from Glee could not be further from the truth."

ACTOR DAVID ARQUETTE IS ENGAGED.

THIS COMES JUST DAYS AFTER HIS EX-WIFE, ACTRESS COURTNEY COX --ANNOUNCED HER ENGAGEMENT TO MUSICIAN JOHNNY MCDAID.

ARQUETTE AND CHRISTINA MCLARTY STARTING DATING IN 20-11

THEY WELCOMED THEIR FIRST CHILD IN APRIL.

FOR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE.I'M MARTHA SHADE. Return to index of stories...


GOOGLE BANNING PORN ADS-VO


GOOGLE HAS BANNED PORNOGRAPHY FROM APPEARING IN ITS ONLINE ADS.

THE CHANGES WENT INTO EFFECT THIS WEEK.

NOTIFICATION CAME IN AN EMAIL TO PORN SITE ADVERTISERS ON GOOGLE'S ADWORDS NETWORK.

THE COMPANY SAID IT WILL NO LONGER ALLOW ADS THAT CONTAIN SEXUAL IMAGERY, "INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC SEXUAL ACTS." Return to index of stories...


WOMEN OWNED LOGOS-VO


WAL-MART IS HOPING THAT PRODUCTS MADE BY WOMEN ONLY WITH INFLUENCE OTHER WOMAN INTO BUYING THEM.

STARTING IN SEPTEMBER, THE GIANT RETAILER WILL BEGIN CARRYING A VARIETY OF MERCHANDISE THAT WILL BE STAMPED WITH A NEW "WOMAN ONLY" LOGO.

PRODUCTS WILL RANGE FROM LINGERIE TO SALSA AND BATHROOM CLEANER.

IT'S THE RESULT OF A COLLABORATION BY WAL-MART WITH TWO ENTREPRENEURIAL ORGANIZATIONS, LEAD BY WOMAN. Return to index of stories...


DRIVING WHEN DROWSY-VO


HERE'S AN NBC-2 ALERT FOR DRIVERS.

MANY OF US PUT OURSELVES AND OTHERS AT RISK BY DRIVING DROWSY.

ACCORDING TO THE C-D-C --

FOUR PERCENT OF DRIVERS ADMIT THEY'VE FALLEN ASLEEP BEHIND THE WHEEL.

RESEARCH SHOWS DROWSINESS SLOWS YOUR REACTION TIME,

MAKES YOU LESS ATTENTIVE --

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ROAD RAGE PROPOSAL-VO


A CASE OF ROAD RAGE DIDN'T END IN A FIGHT, IT ENDED WITH AN ENGAGEMENT RING.

PEOPLE CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THIS VIDEO ONLINE.

IT STARTS WITH A GROUP OF MOTORCYCLISTS CHASING AFTER A CAR.

ONE MOTORCYCLE EVENTUALLY BRAKE-CHECKED THE CAR.

THE DRIVER STOPPED AND GOT OUT.

THE MOTORCYCLIST THEM DRAGGED AND PUSHED THE DRIVER ON THE CAR.

THE DRIVER'S GIRLFRIEND GOT OUT OF THE CAR -- CLEARLY UPSET.

THAT'S WHEN THE DRIVER GOT DOWN ON ONE KNEE - AND PULLED OUT AN ENGAGEMENT RING.

SHE ENDED UP SAYING YES. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON THE NEWS AT NOON.

WE ARE TRACKING HURRICANE ARTHUR.

AS IT MAKES LANDFALL IN NORTH CAROLINA LEAVING THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

AND HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY.

WE ARE KEEPING YOU IN THE KNOW. OF ALL THE EVENTS HAPPENING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

FROM LEE COUNTY TO COLLIER.

EXPECT LIVE REPORTS ON HOW YOU CAN JOIN IN ON THE FUN THIS HOLIDAY.

AND DO YOU KNOW THESE GUYS??

IT'S FUGITIVE FRIDAY.TRISH ROUTTE WITH CRIMESTOPPERS IS HERE INSIDE NBC-2 STUDIOS.

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NOON TZA) TRACKING ARTHUR-TBA


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NOON TZB) JULY FOURTH-TBA


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NOON TZC) FUGITIVE FRIDAY-TBA


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CLOSE-2-SHOT


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