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ANCHOR SUPERS OPEN 12:30-CLIP
KEY LIST GEORGE: CAPE LOOKLIVE-2 SHOT, EANIBOXES
HL1) TRACKING ARTHUR-TRX, SOTVO, 2 SHOT-PUSH GEORGE: CAPE LOOKLIVE-LIVE
HL2) JULY FOURTH STUFF-TRX VOTOPS GEORGE: CAPE LOOKLIVE-LOOK LIVE
OPEN-CLIP GEORGE: CAPE LOOKLIVE-LIVE
MAYBE: NATASHA NAPLES EVENTS-2 SHOT, ANIBOXES OBAMA ON THE FOURTH-TC MON, TRX
MAYBE: NATASHA NAPLES EVENTS-LIVE U 1 OBAMA ON THE FOURTH-PKG1.22
MAYBE: NATASHA NAPLES EVENTS-VO, CG, SS OBAMA ON THE FOURTH-TAG
MAYBE: NATASHA NAPLES EVENTS-LIVE U 1 POLL AMERICANS MIXED ON OBAMA'S IRAQ DECISIONS-OTS
ROAD CLOSURES-TRX, ONCAM, CG VA HEALTHCARE-OTS
HURRICANE ARTHUR-CLIP, 2 SHOT CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-TRX, VOTOPS
HURRICANE ARTHUR-WX WALL HOT CAR DEATH-OTS
TRACKING ARTHUR-PLASMA, TRX HOT CAR DEATH-PKG
TRACKING ARTHUR-PKG1.10 HOT CAR DEATH-TAG
TRACKING ARTHUR-TAG BRIDGE COLLAPSE-TRX, VOTOPS, EANIBOXES
RSW FLIGHTS HURRICANE ARTHUR-MITTOTOPS CLIPPERS STERLING-TRX, ONCAM, VO
CREDIT CARD THEFT-TRX, ONCAM,SS(3) CHICKEN RECALL-TRX, ONCAM, VO
CAPE BANK ROBBERY-WIPE, VOTOPS CHICKEN RECALL-SOTVO
OPERATION SUMMER HEAT MORE ARRESTS TO COME-ONCAM, FMB ALGAE-ONCAM, VO
FLAG GUY HIT-ONCAM, VO FMB ALGAE-SOTVO
FLAG GUY HIT-SOTVO BEACH RENOURISH-VOTOPS
BABY FORMULA THEFT RING-TRX, SSTOPS, VO BONITA FDOT STUDY STOPPED-ONCAM, VO
BABY FORMULA THEFT RING-SOTVO WORLD CUP GAMES-OTS
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
TZ1 A) THINGS TO DO-VO TZ4 A) BOX OFFICE PREVIEW-VO
TZ1 B) FIRWORKS LAW-VOTOPS TZ4 B) JULY FOURTH SALES-VOTOPS
WEATHER-STC WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
FIREWORKS TICKER-CGTOPS FIREWORKS TICKER-CGTOPS
FIRE WORKS: LAW VS REALITY-ONCAM, VO PRESELY'S PLANES-TOWERCAM, TRX, VOTOPS
FIRE WORKS: LAW VS REALITY-SOTVO BOX OFFICE PREVIEW-2 SHOT-PUSH
COLLER FIREWORKS PATROL-OTS BOX OFFICE PREVIEW-PKG1.25
NO FDOT WORK TODAY-ONCAM, CG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
FMPD IMPAIRED DRIVERS-OTS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
CURRENT GAS PRICES-TRXCGTOPS MIROMAR 4TH CELEBRATION-TRX, NATSVO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP MIROMAR 4TH CELEBRATION-SOTVO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL MACY'S FIREWORKS-ONCAM, VO
CONSERVANCY MILITARY-ONCAM, SS ESSENCE FESTIVAL-ONCAM, VO
FREE ADMISSION NAPLES ZOO-CGTOPS NY HOT DOG CONTEST-WIPE, VOTOPS
FREE ADMISSION KIDS EDISON FORD-CGTOPS JULY FOURTH SALES-OTS
CHIQUITA LOCK EXTENDED HOURS-ONCAM, VO JULY FOURTH SALES-PKG1.05
MIRACLE WISHES HAPPY FOURTH-ONCAM, CG JULY 4TH FOOD-ONCAM, VO
PEACE RIVER CONTEST-TRX, 2 SHOT, VO DINNER TIME APP-ONCAM, SS
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT TN POWERBALL-TRX, VOTOPS
TZ2 A) FUGITIVE FRIDAY-SSTOPS COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
BOSTON POPS-TRX, NATSVO A) OFFICER HOTS WOMAN-STOT VO
FUGITIVE FRIDAY-TRX, 3 SHOT B) SINKHOLE 911-VOTOPS
FUGITIVE FRIDAY-SS (4) CREDIT CARD THEFT-TRX, SSTOPS(2)
FUGITIVE FRIDAY-CHAT ROAD CLOSURES-CGTOPS(3)
TEASE THREE-2 SHOT FIREWORK EVENTS-ONCAM
TZ3 A) cape coral-LIVE LOOK VO CLOSE-3-SHOT
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HL1) TRACKING ARTHUR-TRX, SOTVO, 2 SHOT-PUSH


"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."

NOW A CATEGORY ONE STORM. HURRICANE ARTHUR HAS MADE LANDFALL IN NORTH CAROLINA.

ON THE NEWS AT NOON.WE BRING YOU THE LATEST ON HURRICANE ARTHUR, WHERE IT'S HEADED, AND HOW IT'S IMPACTIING THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


HL2) JULY FOURTH STUFF-TRX VOTOPS


AND WHERE YOU HEADED THIS JULY FOURTH WEEKEND?

THERE'S A LOT GOING ON RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NBC-2 BRINGS YOU A LIST OF THINGS HAPPENING NEXT. Return to index of stories...


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MAYBE: NATASHA NAPLES EVENTS-2 SHOT, ANIBOXES


The city of Naples is getting in on the red white and blue too!

NBC2's Natasha Verma is live at the exciting annual parade. Natasha what the energy like out there? Return to index of stories...


MAYBE: NATASHA NAPLES EVENTS-LIVE U 1


there is so much excitement out here as people celebrate Americas birthday! What could be better than that. Now we've seen local organizations and politicians come through here. The big hit with the kids is candy and waving their flags.

I'm here with Jeremy and Jill and their beautiful kids. Carson who just turned 12 happy birthday buddy and now it's Americas birthday.what's your favorite part of the parade?

and Jeremy who is a Naples native. Why is it important to bring your kids out here?

Thanks so much guys, happy 4th.

So we'll be in Naples covering festivities for the rest of the day. We hope you'll join. Here are some events coming up.

Sugden regional park will host a free ice cream social from 2pm to 4pm. Great for the kids and family. and then at 6:30pm you can stick around for live music. An amazing Fireworks display starts at 9:15pm. the show is 20 minutes so come out to the Naples beach. Bring coolers chairs blankets and kick back for the show.

In downtown Naples NV Nbc2. Return to index of stories...


MAYBE: NATASHA NAPLES EVENTS-VO, CG, SS


Hi!

I'm on my way to Naples July 4th parade with Chris. Below are the road closures, can someone please make me a graphic for the noon live hit?

ROAD CLOSURES

1. 3rd St. from Broad Ave. S to 4th Ave. S

2. 5th Ave. S from 2nd St. to 9th St.

3. 8th St. closes from 4th Ave. N

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MAYBE: NATASHA NAPLES EVENTS-LIVE U 1


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ROAD CLOSURES-TRX, ONCAM, CG


TODAY WE WANT TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT A NUMBER OF SHOWS AND EVENTS 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 IS NOW REOPEN BUT WILL CLOSE 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...


HURRICANE ARTHUR-CLIP, 2 SHOT


HERE ON NBC-2 WE CONTINUE TO TRACK THIS SEASON'S FIRST NAMES HURRICANE.

HURRICANE ARTHUR HAS NOW WEAKENED TO A CATEGORY 1 STORM, AND IS BRINGING SOME MAJOR FLOODING AND POWER OUTAGES TO THE NORTH CAROLINAS.

METROLOGIST ROB DUNS WHO'S BEEN TRACKING THE STORM SINCE THE BEGINNING.

HE BRINGS US THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE ARTHUR-WX WALL


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TRACKING ARTHUR-PLASMA, TRX


WE HAVE TEAM COVERAGE THIS MORNING ON HURRICANE.

THE STORM MADE LANDFALL NEAR CAPE LOOKOUT AS A CATEGORY 2 STORM.

IT HAS NOW BEEN DOWNGRADED TO A CATERGORY ONE STORM.

NBC'S CHRIS POLLONE BRINGS US MORE FROM KILL DEVIL HILLS, NORTH CAROLINA. Return to index of stories...


TRACKING ARTHUR-PKG1.10


AFTER DAYS OF ANTICIPATION, ARTHUR CREPT ASHORE UNDER THE COVER OF DARKNESS.

THE FIRST HURRICANE OF THE SEASON MADE LAND NEAR CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA BEFORE MIDNIGHT, PACKING 100 MILE PER HOUR WINDS. A CATEGORY TWO STORM.

RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY WEEKEND. USUALLY A TIME FOR BIG BUSINESS AT NORTH CAROLINA'S BEACHES.

THE STATE'S GOVERNOR, URGING THOSE WHO DIDN'T EVACUATE TO STAY SAFE.

North Carolina -:25 -:34

"We really might not know how extensive the damage might be until mid morning or even later based upon what the conditions might be."

SOME PARTS OF THE OUTER BANKS WERE PUT UNDER MANDATORY EVACUATION.

BUT MOST AREAS, LEAVING REMAINED VOLUNTARY.

SHORTLY BEFORE THE STORM MADE LANDFALL, FIRST RESPONDERS TRIED AGAIN TO GET PEOPLE TO LEAVE.

AT LEAST ELEVEN COUNTIES HAD DECLARED STATES OF EMERGENCY AS ARTHUR BORE DOWN. MORE THAN A DOZEN SHELTERS OPENED ACROSS THE STATE.

BUT IT APPEARED MANY WANTED TO STAY RIGHT WHERE THEY WERE. ROLLING THE DICE THAT ARTHUR WOULD BE JUST A MINOR INCONVENIENCE.

"We're gonna stick it out."

"We've got a brick structure. I've got my kids here. We'll be fine.

GOOD BET, OR BAD BET. WE'LL FIND OUT SOON AS ARTHUR HEADS OUT TO SEA.

IN KILL DEVIL HILLS, NORTH CAROLINA, CHRIS POLLONE, NBC NEWS.

LIVE/ Chris Pollone / Kill Devil Hills, NC

TAPE/ Gov. Pat McCrory - North Carolina:25

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TRACKING ARTHUR-TAG


CHRIS POLLONE REPORTING.

SINCE THIS IS A HOLIDAY WEEKEND, BUSINESSES ARE EAGER TO GET TOURISTS BACK TO THE BEACHES.

THE GOVERNOR SAYS WORKERS ARE POISED TO DO WHATEVER NEEDS TO BE DONE TO RECOVER AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. Return to index of stories...


RSW FLIGHTS HURRICANE ARTHUR-MITTOTOPS


WE HAVE BEEN CHECKING IN AT THE AIRPORT TO SEE IF HURRICANE ARTHUR IS CAUSES DELAYS AT THE AIRPORT.

GOOD NEWS IF YOU ARE HEADING OUT OF TOWN TODAY, IT LOOKS LIKE ALL FLIGHTS ARE ARRIVING AND DEPARTING ON TIME.

YOU CAN TRACK YOUR FLIGHT, ONLINE, ANYTIME, AT NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


CREDIT CARD THEFT-TRX, ONCAM,SS(3)


AN NBC-2 CRIME ALERT.

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 TUESDAY NIGHT.

IT HAPPENED AT LA FITNESS IN THE GULF COAST TOWN CENTER

THE VICTIM SAYS HIS CREDIT CARDS WERE USED JUST BEFORE 9 THAT NIGHT AT TARGET IN GULF COAST TOWN CENTER.

IF YOU KNOW ANTHING ABOUT THIS CRIME. YOU ARE ASKED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS IMMEDIATLY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BANK ROBBERY-WIPE, VOTOPS


CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE WORKING ON THIS HOLIDAY.

AND THEY NEED YOUR HELPING FINDING A BANK ROBBER.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS GUY.

YOU CAN SEE A MAN WITH A GUN JUMPING OVER THE TELLER'S COUNTER.

IT HAPPENED AT THE BUSEY BANK ON DEL PRADO.

WITNESSES SAY HE MAY HAVE DISGUISED HIS FACE WITH PANTYHOSE IN ADDITION TO A TOWEL. Return to index of stories...


OPERATION SUMMER HEAT MORE ARRESTS TO COME-ONCAM,


THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF IS TURNING UP THE HEAT ON DRUG DEALERS.

AND MORE ARRESTS ARE EXPECTED TO COME

IN JUST ONE WEEK -- DEPUTIES ARRESTED 66 PEOPLE ON DRUG CHARGES.

THEY NOTICED METH WAS THE DRUG INVOLVED IN A LOT OF THESE ARRESTS.

NBC 2 FOUND OUT THE OPERATION WAS MONTHS IN THE MAKING.

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

HE HOPES THESE ARRESTS LEAD TO SUPPLIERS. Return to index of stories...


FLAG GUY HIT-ONCAM, VO


POLICE IN NAPLES ARE LOOKING FOR A HIT AND RUN DRIVER.

THE VICTIM WAS PLACING TINY AMERICAN FLAGS ALONG THE MEDIAN OF GRAND LELY DRIVE.

THAT'S 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

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


BABY FORMULA THEFT RING-TRX, SSTOPS, VO


STEALING BABY FOMULA AND SELLING IT ON CRAIGSLIT.

THAT'S WHAT THESE THREE WOMEN GOT CAUGHT DOING.

RACKING UP MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TOO.

WE FOUND OUT THIS KIND OF CRIME IS ACTUALLY COMMON.

SO COMMON MANY STORES HAVE PUT ALARMS ON IT.

CAPE CORAL POLICE ALONG WITH F-D-L-E AND DEPUTIES STATEWIDE SPENT A YEAR TRACKING THESE WOMEN.

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS THE WOMEN SET UP A BUSINESS CALLED "FORMULA MOM" ON CRAIGSLIST. Return to index of stories...


BABY FORMULA THEFT RING-SOTVO


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


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY EVERYONE!

THANKS FOR JOINING US HERE ON THE NEWS AT NOON.

UP NEXT.

IF YOU'RE NOT SURE WHAT TO DO THIS WEEKEND WE HAVE YOU COVERED

THERE'S A LOT HAPPENING ALL ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

PLUS SOME FREEBIES FOR OUR VETERANS AND MILITARY SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN.

AND IF YOU PLAN TO POP SOME FIREWORKS THIS WEEKEND.

YOU MAY NOT IT'S ILLEGAL!

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) THINGS TO DO-VO


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TZ1 B) FIRWORKS LAW-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


FIREWORKS TICKER-CGTOPS


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FIRE WORKS: LAW VS REALITY-ONCAM, VO


MANY OF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BUY FIREWORKS TODAY.

BUT BEFORE YOU SPEND.

DON'T FORGET. CONSUMER FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN FLORIDA.

FOR CLOSE TO 60-YEARS A LOOPHOLE IN THE LAW THAT ALLOWS FARMERS TO BUY FIREWORKS.

HAS BEEN KEEPING BUSINESSES AFLOAT.

SO. WHY ISN'T MORE BEING DONE TO CRACK DOWN ON FIREWORK USE FRAUD?

NOT ENOUGH MANPOWER. Return to index of stories...


FIRE WORKS: LAW VS REALITY-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

THE STATE PUT OUT A LIST OF APPROVED FIREWORKS

GENERALLY LIMITED TO JUST "SPARKLERS"

RETAILERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS SAY, REMEMBER -- SAFETY IS FIRST. Return to index of stories...


COLLER FIREWORKS PATROL-OTS


AND IT'S ILLEGAL FIREWORKS. COLLIER DEPUTIES WILL BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR TONIGHT.

IN COLLIER. IT'S ILLEGAL TO USE ANY FIREWORKS THAT EXPLODE OR FLY.

UNLESS THEY ARE BEING USED IN A PROFESSIONAL DEMONSTRATION WITH PROPER PERMITS OR FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES. Return to index of stories...


NO FDOT WORK TODAY-ONCAM, CG


GOOD NEWS OUT ON THE ROADS IF YOU'RE TRAVELING THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY.

F-DOT IS SUSPENDING CONSTRUCTION ON MAJOR ROADWAYS ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TODAY F-DOT IS ALSO ENCOURAGING TRAVELERS TO CHECK ITS 511 TRAVELER INFORMATION SYSTEM.

IT WILL KEEP YOU UP TO DATE ON CRASHES, CONGESTION, CONSTRUCTION AND MORE ON INTERSTATES. TOLL ROADS AND OTHER MAJOR ROADWAYS.

YOU CAN CALL 511 FOR THE TOLL FREE UPDATES.

VISIT F-L-5-1-1 DOT COM. DOWNLOAD THE FLORIDA 5-1-1 MOBILE APP.

OR CHECK OUT THE TWITTER FEEDS. Return to index of stories...


FMPD IMPAIRED DRIVERS-OTS


RIGHT HERE IN FORT MYERS.

THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL DEPLOY ADDITIONAL OFFICERS.

TO PATROL CITY STREETS.

THIS IS ONE OF THE DEADLIEST HOLIDAYS OF THE YEAR. FOR ALCOHOL-RELATED CRASHES.

PLAN AHEAD. AND DESIGNATE A NON-DRINKING DRIVER. Return to index of stories...


CURRENT GAS PRICES-TRXCGTOPS


NBC2 IS TRACKING YOUR GAS PRICES AS YOU GET ON THE ROADS THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

RIGHT NOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR REGULAR SITS AT $3.66 --

IN FLORIDA YOU'LL PAY $3.60.

AND HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THE AVERAGE SITS AT $3.64.

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


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.

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...


CONSERVANCY MILITARY-ONCAM, SS


YOU CAN EXPECT A LOT OF FREEBIES THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

CURRENT AND RETIRED MILITARY YOU GET IN FREE AT THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY AND TOMORROW.

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...


FREE ADMISSION NAPLES ZOO-CGTOPS


MILITARY MEMBERS AND VETERANS CAN ALSO GET IN FREE AT THE NAPLES ZOO. STARTING TODAY!

NO COUPON NEEDED. JUST YOUR MILITARY I-D.

PLUS OTHERS IN YOUR PARTY GET TWO DOLLARS OFF ADMISSION.

THIS GOES THROUGH MONDAY JULY 7TH. Return to index of stories...


FREE ADMISSION KIDS EDISON FORD-CGTOPS


THOMAS EDISON CLAIMED THAT THE FOURTH OF JULY WAS HIS "FAVORITE HOLIDAY".

SO TO CELEBRATE. KIDS 15 AND UNDER CAN GET IN FREE. TO CELEBRATE THE EDISON & FORD WINTER ESTATES

IT'S FROM 9 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

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CHIQUITA LOCK EXTENDED HOURS-ONCAM, VO


A HEADS UP TO BOATERS.

THE CHIQUITA LOCK WILL BE OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!

THE EXTENDED HOURS ARE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. IF YOU'RE ATTENDING THE RED, WHITE AND BOOM FIREWORKS CELEBRATION AND OTHER FESTIVITIES.

THE LOCK WILL RESUME NORMAL OPERATING HOURS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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MIRACLE WISHES HAPPY FOURTH-ONCAM, CG


HAPPENING IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.

THE MIRACLE WILL TAKE ON THE CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS AT 12:35.

THE FIRST 400 FANS WILL RECEIVE A GHOSTBUSTER MINI BOBBLE HEAD CELEBRATING THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE POPULAR MOVIE.

AND IF YOU CANT MAKE IT.

DON'T WORRY. ANOTHER GAME IS SCHEDULED FOR 6 TOMORROW NIGHT.

AND RIGHT AFTER THE GAME YOU CAN CATCH A PATRIOTIC FIREWORKS DISPLAY. Return to index of stories...


PEACE RIVER CONTEST-TRX, 2 SHOT, VO


CHARLOTTE COUNTY RESIDENTS TOOK THE WATER THIS MORNING TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY.

THE FREEDOM SWIM ACROSS THE PEACE RIVER IS A 23 YEAR OLD TRADITION THAT ALWAYS ATTRACTS A CROWD.

SWIMMERS AND KAYAKERS STARTED THE ONE AND A HALF MILE JOURNEY ACROSS THE RIVER AT THE SOUTH-BOUND 41 BRIDGE.

EVENT ORGANIZERS SAY THE ONE OF THE OLDEST SWIMMERS TODAY WAS 87.

SWIMMERS FINISHED THEIR TRIP AT FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE ACROSS THE BRIDGE IN PUNTA GORDA.

THE FIRST SWIMMER ACROSS MADE THE TRIP IN 33 MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


ON THE RUN AT NOON.

DRUG DEALERS AND

BURGLARERS.

TRISH ROUTTE WITH CRIMESTOPPERS IS IN THE STUDIO.

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TZ2 A) FUGITIVE FRIDAY-SSTOPS


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BOSTON POPS-TRX, NATSVO


Round round get around

I get around

Yeah

Get around round round I get around

I get around

BOSTON HELD ITS FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION A DAY EARLY. BECAUSE OF POTENTIAL HEAVY RAIN FALL FROM HURRICANE ARTHUR.

THE BEACH BOSY PERFORMED AS PART OF THE ANNUAL BOSTON POPS CONCERT.

AND FIREWORKS SHOW WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH, THURSDAY NIGHT.

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FUGITIVE FRIDAY-TRX, 3 SHOT


IT'S FUGITIVE FRIDAY AND YOUR HELP COULD PUT SOME BAD GUYS BACK IN JAIL.

TRISH ROUTTE WITH CRIMESTOPPERS IS HERE WITH A RUNDOWN OF WHO IS ON THE RUN. Return to index of stories...


FUGITIVE FRIDAY-SS (4)


We're starting off our Fourth of July list with one of the final hold outs from

Operation Manor Meltdown. Gerald Banks, known on the streets as "G Money,"

is wanted for dealing cocaine in Pine Manor, as well as violating his state

probation on weapons charges. This career felon was targeted as part of a

massive narcotics operation last month, which targeted some of the major drug

dealers in the Pine Manor community. Over the years, Banks has been arrested

multiple times for selling coke, as well as carrying concealed weapons. His first

felony arrest was at age 16 for armed robbery, followed up a year later with a

grand theft auto charge. Now 24, Banks continues to perpetuate his lifestyle of

crime with no signs of slowing down - at least until he's arrested. He is 5'11",

180 pounds and has multiple tattoos, including a tear drop on his face, the

phrase "Da Blocks Hot" on his left hand and "Hood Boy" on his right hand.

Next up is a Lee County woman with an extensive, and varied, criminal dossier.

Linda Frazier is on the run once again, this time for violating her probation

after three counts of dealing cocaine. This 47 year old fugitive already has

18 arrests under her belt, on multiple charges of prostitution, drugs, battery/

domestic violence, repeatedly lying to police, disturbing the peace and driving

with a suspended license, among others. Frazier was supposed to be on state

probation until 2016, but now with her latest violation, chances are that term will

now be just a little bit longer. She was last known to be living in South Cape

Coral and has been known to use the aliases of Lynn Brockman and Sherry

Jones. Upon her arrest, Frazier will be held without bond.

And on the run in Collier County is today's birthday girl, Christine Johnson, a

repeat offender wanted for burglary and grand theft. According to detectives,

Johnson has a history of breaking into homes, then going into hiding. Though

she was last known to be living in Immokalee, there's a chance she could be

laying low in the Hendry County area, or on the east coast of Florida. But no

matter where she's at, all we need is that one tip to bring her back to Collier

County, so that she can spend her 45th

County Jail.

And rounding out this week's list is Eli Neal, wanted for the sexual battery of a

Lehigh Acres woman. According to the victim, she was walking home in broad

daylight near a Publix shopping center when Neal pulled over and asked if she

wanted a ride home. When she got into the car, he grabbed her by the neck

with both hands and told her to remove her clothes, at which point he sexually

assaulted her. The victim managed to get away, but so did Neal. Arrest records

show 41 year old Neal has been arrested 18 times before in Lee County, on

a variety of charges including grand theft and passing bad checks. Upon his

arrest, he will be held without bond in the Lee County Jail. Return to index of stories...


FUGITIVE FRIDAY-CHAT


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TEASE THREE-2 SHOT


NBC-2 IS KEEPING YOU UP TO DATE WITH ALL THE INDEPNEDENCE DAY FESTIVIES TODAY.

NEXT AT NOON.

WE HEAD DOWN TO CAPE CORAL FOR THEIR JULY FOURTH CELEBRATION.

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DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS


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OPEN 12:30-CLIP


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GEORGE: CAPE LOOKLIVE-2 SHOT, EANIBOXES


NEW AT NOON

FINAL PREPARATIONS ARE UNDERWAY IN CAPE CORAL FOR THE ANNUAL RED WHITE AND BOOM CELEBRATION.

THE CAPE CORAL PARKWAY BRIDGE HAS BEEN CLOSED OFF FOR OCCASION WHERE A LOT HAS ALREADY BEEN GOING

OUR NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS FILLS US IN ON ALL THE EXCITEMENT. Return to index of stories...


GEORGE: CAPE LOOKLIVE-LIVE


HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! I'M HERE IN WHAT ARGUABLY MIGHT BE THE BEST SPOT TO CATCH TONIGHT'S FIREWORK EXTRAVAGANZA.

AS YOU MAY RECALL THIS WAS THE CELEBRATION THAT ALMOST NEVER WAS WHEN A SPONSOR COULDN'T BE FOUND- CLEARLY NOT THE CASE ANYMORE. Return to index of stories...


GEORGE: CAPE LOOKLIVE-LOOK LIVE


HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! I'M HERE IN WHAT ARGUABLY MIGHT BE THE BEST SPOT TO CATCH TONIGHT'S FIREWORK EXTRAVAGANZA.

AS YOU MAY RECALL THIS WAS THE CELEBRATION THAT ALMOST NEVER WAS WHEN A SPONSOR COULDN'T BE FOUND- CLEARLY NOT THE CASE ANYMORE.

TAKE MINI:

IN CAPE CORAL- JULY 4TH BREAKS DOWN THREE KEY WORDS.

RED,

WHITE AND

BOOM.

JUST ASK KENNETH HERNANDEZ.

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

meet."

AND HE'S GOT THE SHORTS TO PROVE IT

HERNANDEZ WAS ALSO THE 1ST PLACE WINNER OF TODAY'S FREEDOM 5K RUN.

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

ANNA SMITH IS ALSO FEELING LIKE A WINNER TODAY

MAINLY BECAUSE OF HOW SHE'S SHOWCASING HER PATRIOTIC PRIDE

01:29:28 "It's about honoring our freedom and those that serve"

IT'S WHAT RED WHITE AND BOOM ORGANIZERS SAY IS AT THE CORE OF THIS MONUMENTAL EVENT.

"It's very important to the nation and it draws us together. It's just one of the celebrations that has to happen"

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 CGS: Kenneth Hernandez, Winner Freedom 5K:32

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GEORGE: CAPE LOOKLIVE-LIVE


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

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OBAMA ON THE FOURTH-TC MON, TRX


PEOPLE WHO IMMIGRATED TO THE U-S AND SERVED OUR COUNTRY'S MILITARY WILL BECOME CITIZENS ON THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY.

BUT THOUSANDS OF OTHER UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS ARE WAITING IN DETENTION CENTERS TODAY AS THE GOVERNMENT TRIES TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM.

TRACIE POTTS BRINGS US MORE FROM WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA ON THE FOURTH-PKG1.22


LATER TODAY PRESIDENT OBAMA WELCOMES IMMIGRANT SOLDIERS AND RESERVISTS AND THEIR SPOUSES AT A NATURALIZATION CEREMONY AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

"This Independence Day will be their first day as American citizens."

THE PRESIDENT'S BEING PRESSED TO DEAL WITH THE 52,000 IMMIGRANT CHILDREN WHO'VE COME HERE ON THEIR OWN.

THE U-S IS SPENDING A MILLION DOLLARS ON A NEW AD CAMPAIGN IN CENTRAL AMERICA.WARNING PARENTS IT'S DANGEROUS TO SEND KIDS TO THE U-S ALONE.

SO FAR THIS YEAR, THE GOVERNMENT SAYS, 220 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FOUND DEAD TRYING TO CROSS THE BORDER.

Virginia:39-:47

"The message is that if you come to the United States, this government is going to let you in, and you're going to be able to stay there forever. That's not how our immigration laws are intended to work.

ONE CALIFORNIA TOWN AGAIN PLANS TO BLOCK BUSES OF IMMIGRANTS HEADED THEIR WAY:

"This is an invasion. Why is the National Guard not here stopping them from coming in?"

AT A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING IN TEXAS THURSDAY, GOVERNOR RICK PERRY OFFERED A SOLUTION: SEND THEM HOME.

Texas 1:06-1:12

"Nobody is doing any of these children the slightest favor by delaying the rapid return to their countries of origin."

INDEPENDENCE. AND FREEDOM BEING CELEBRATED TODAY.

FOR THOUSANDS OF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN, IT'S CLOSE - BUT NOT CLOSE ENOUGH. TAPE/ TRACIE POTTS/ Twitter: @nbctracie/ WASHINGTON D.C.

TAPE/ PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA/ NO SUPER:13-:16

TAPE/ REP. BOB GOODLATTE/ VIRGINIA:39-:47

TAPE/ GOVERNOR RICK PERRY/ TEXAS 1:06-1:12

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OBAMA ON THE FOURTH-TAG


TRACIE POTTS REPORTING.

THAT AD CAMPAIGN TARGETING PARENTS ISN'T JUST AIRING IN CENTRAL AMERICA.

IT'S ALSO AIRING IN MAJOR US CITIES, HOPING IMMIGRANTS WILL SEND THE MESSAGE BACK HOME. Return to index of stories...


POLL AMERICANS MIXED ON OBAMA'S IRAQ DECISIONS-OTS


A NEW QUINNIPIAC POLL IS OUT ON THIS INDEPENCE DAY ABOUT PRESIDENT OBAMA.

IT ASKS AMERICANS HOW THEY FEEL HE HANDELED THE SITUATION IN IRAQ.

IT ALSO SHOWS THAT AMERICANS HAVE MIXED REACTIONS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA'S HANDLING OF THE WAR-TORN COUNTRY.

58 PERCENT OF THOSE SURVEYED SAY PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS RIGHT TO END THE WAR IN IRAQ.

HOWEVER 55 PERCENT ALSO SAY THEY DON'T APPROVE OF THE WAY HE'S DEALING WITH THE CURRENT SITUATION THERE. Return to index of stories...


VA HEALTHCARE-OTS


NBC-3 IS FINDING NEW DETAILS IN THE SCANDAL SURROUNDING THE V-A.

THE AGENCY SAYS PATIENT ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE IS IMPROVING.

IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS. THE V-A SAYS IT'S REACHED OUT TO NEARLY 140-THOUSAND VETERANS.

TO GET THEM OFF WAITING LISTS AND INTO CLINICS FOR MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT FOLLOWS A NATIONAL OUTCRY OVER REPORTS OF PATIENT DEATHS AND TREATMENT DELAYS AT V-A FACILITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

The agency says that as of June 15, about 46,000 veterans waited at least 90 days for their first VA medical appointments. That's down from 57,000 who waited more than 90 days as of May 15. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-TRX, VOTOPS


DEVELOPING OUT OF CALIFORNIA.

A WILDFIRE IS PUTTING A DAMPER ON JULY FOURTH PLANS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY.

MOST OF THE JULY FOURTH HAVE BEEN CALLED OFF BECAUSE OF THE BLAZE.

RIGHT NOW ONLY 15 PERCENT IS CONTAINED, IT HAS ALREADY DESTRROYED

A FIRE IN NAPA ALSO CONTINUES TO BURN, BUT AWAY FROM THE FAMED VINEYARDS. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR DEATH-OTS


RIGHT NOW AT NOON.

WE ARE UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE FATHER IN GEORGIA WHO IS ACCUSED OF LEAVING HIS TODDLER TO DIE IN A HOT S-U-V.

PROSECUTORS NOW SAY HIS FATHER WAS LEADING A DOUBLE-LIFE.

NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ REPORTS FROM MARIETTA, GEORGIA. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR DEATH-PKG


CHARGED WITH MURDER AND CHILD CRUELTY.

ROSS HARRIS SEEMED EMOTIONAL SEVERAL TIMES.

AS PROSECUTORS DROPPED A SERIES OF BOMBSHELLS.

SOT: 14;07;10 "the most common term would be sexting."

DETECTIVE PHIL STODDARD TESTIFIED HARRIS WAS LEADING A DOUBLE-LIFE.EXCHANGING NUDE PICTURES OF HIMSELF WITH UP TO SIX WOMEN.SOME.EVEN AS HIS 22-MONTH-OLD SON COOPER.WAS DYING IN A SWELTERING S-U-V.

SOT: 14:10:50 "It proves motive because he was unhappy in his marriage and we plan to show he wanted a child free-life."

THE DETECTIVE SAID ONE OF THE WOMEN.HAD RESERVATIONS.ABOUT THE ONLINE RELATIONSHIP.

SOT: 14:15:17 "She said something to the effect of "do you have a conscience?"

SOT: "What was his response?"

SOT: "Nope."

HARRIS' ATTORNEY OBJECTED.

SOT: "There's been no connection whatsoever between what happened that day and the death of this child and this fantasy texting or whatever it is."

THE DETECTIVE SAID BEFORE COOPER DIED.HARRIS HAD DONE ONLINE RESEARCH ABOUT:

- CHILD DEATHS IN OVERHEATED CARS

- HOW TO SURVIVE IN PRISON

- AND SITES THAT ADVOCATED AGAINST HAVING CHILDREN.

THE DETECTIVE TESTIFIED HARRIS HAD TWO LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES ON HIS SON.ONE THROUGH HIS JOB WORTH TWO-THOUSAND DOLLARS.THE OTHER 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

POLICE ALLEGE HE LEFT COOPER INSIDE THE S-U-V FOR SEVEN HOURS.ON PURPOSE.

HARRIS HAS PLEADED "NOT GUILTY".

SOT: 17:15:37

"We've said this was an accident from the beginning. That hasn't changed."

ON THE STAND.HARRIS' BROTHER DEFENDED HIM.

SOT: 18:05:07 "he was a loving father."

BUT HARRIS' WIFE LEANNA.IN COURT.STAYED QUIET.

POLICE TESTIFIED SHE SHOWED "NO REAL EMOTION" AFTER BEING TOLD HER SON WAS DEAD.

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HOT CAR DEATH-TAG


GABE GUTIERREZ REPORTING.

ROSS HARRIS' CASE IS NOW HEADING TO A GRAND JURY.AFTER A THE JUDGE RULED THERE WAS PROBABLE CAUSE.

THE JUDGE ALSO DENIED BAIL.SO THAT MEANS HARRIS REMAINS AT THE COBB COUNTY JAIL. Return to index of stories...


BRIDGE COLLAPSE-TRX, VOTOPS, EANIBOXES


DEVELOING AT NOON.

EMERGENCY CREWS HAVE REMOVED A COMMUTER BUS TRAPPED UNDER A COLLAPSED OVERPASS IN BRAZIL.

THE FALLING OVERPASS FLATTENED A SMALL PASSENGER CAR AND DAMAGED THE COMMUTER BUS AND OTHER VEHICLES.

OFFICIALS SAY THE BRIDGE WAS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

THE INCIDENT TOOK PLACE ON A MAIN AVENUE BEING EXPANDED FOR THE WORLD CUP.

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CLIPPERS STERLING-TRX, ONCAM, VO


NEW AT NOON.

LAWYERS OF LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS OWNER DONALD STERLING HAVE FILED A MOTION TO MOVE HIS CASE TO FEDERAL CAOURT.

A HEARING WILL BE HELD MONDAY TO DETERMINE WHETHER 80 YEAR OLD STERLING SHOULD BE DECLARED INCAPACITAED.

THE RULE COULD MEAN, HIS WIFE SHELLY STRLING CAN SELL THE TEAM TO FORMER CEO STEVE BALLMER.

THE TEAM IS GOING UP FOR $2 BILLION DOLLARS.

ATTORNEY'S FOR BALLMER SAY THE MOTION FILED IS A DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO DELAY THE PROCESS. Return to index of stories...


CHICKEN RECALL-TRX, ONCAM, VO


AN NBC-2 CONSUMER ALERT AS YOU PULL OUT THE GRILLS THIS FOURTH OF JULY.

THERE'S A WARNING ABOUT CONTAMINATED CHICKEM.

CHICKEN PRODUCER FOSTER FARMS OF CALIFORNIA HAS ISSUED A RECALL OF 170 OF ITS PRODUCTS.

THE COMPANY'S CHICKEN HAS BEEN LINKED TO AN OUTBREAK OF AN ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT STRAIN OF SALMONELLA THAT'S MADE SOME 500 PEOPLE SICK OVER THE PAST 16 MONTHS.

MEANWHILE, THE FOOD AND SAFETY INSPECTION SERVICE IS REMINDING CONSUMERS TO PROPERLY COOK POULTRY.

IT SHOULD BE COOKED TO 165 DEGREES FOR SAFETY. Return to index of stories...


CHICKEN RECALL-SOTVO


"With my large family I'm looking for the deals. And Foster Farms is a good brand. So I feel safe they can fix this."

THE PRODUCTS MAY ALSO BE LABELED FOODMAXX, KROGER, SAFEWAY, SAVEMART, VALBEST AND SUNLAND. Return to index of stories...


FMB ALGAE-ONCAM, VO


IF YOU ARE HEADED TO FORT MYERS BEACH TODAY, YOU MAY FEEL SOMETHING IN THE WATER.

PEOPLE ARE FINDING RED, GREEN AND BROWN DRIFT ALGAE OUT IN THE WATER.

THAT'S THE FIRST TIME THIS ALGAE HAS BLOOMED IN AT LEAST 8 YEARS AT THE BEACH.

NBC-2 SPOKE WITH SEVERAL PEOPLE-

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FMB ALGAE-SOTVO


: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."

IT'S STILL SAFE TO GO IN THE WATER.

RESEARCHERS SAY THIS COULD BE CAUSED BY LAST YEAR'S LAKE OKEECHOBEE RELEASES. Return to index of stories...


BEACH RENOURISH-VOTOPS


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

WORKERS ARE ADDING SAND TO BONITA BEACH.

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...


BONITA FDOT STUDY STOPPED-ONCAM, VO


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

TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS ARE STOPPING THE STUDY ON BONITA BEACH ROAD AND U-S 41.

THIS COMES AFTER A HEATED COUNCIL MEETING WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

MANY PEOPLE BEGGED F-DOT TO STOP -- INCLUDING COUNCIL.

PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT A FLYOVER THAT WOULD BE PUT IN -- AND LEAD PEOPLE AWAY FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES.

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WORLD CUP GAMES-OTS


TEAM U.S.A. MAY BE ON THEIR WAY HOME.

BUT THE WORLD CUP ISN'T OVER JUST YET.

HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

FRANCE IS TAKING ON GERMANY IN THE QUARTER FINALS MATCH.

AND LATER TODAY AT 4.

HOME TEAM BRAZIL WILL TAKE ON COLUMBIA. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS CONTINUE THIS JULY FOURTH WEEKEND.

AFTER BREAK WE TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT'S HITTING THE BOX OFFICE.

JULY FOURTH USUALLY MEANS FIREWORKS, BARBECUE. BUT IT ALSO MEANS SALES!

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PRESELY'S PLANES-TOWERCAM, TRX, VOTOPS


ell, it's one for the money,

Two for the show,

Three to get ready,

Now go, cat go.

But don't you step on my blue suede shoes.

BLUE SUEDE SHOES BY THE KING..

THERE COULD BE SOME BIG CHANGES TO ELVIS PRESLEY'S HOME. GRACELAND.

NEXT SPRING THE TWO JETS WILL BE REMOVED.

THE PLANES ONE NAMED LISA MARIE AND THE OTHER HOUND DOG 2.

WERE SOLD IN 1977.

THE COMPANY THAT BOUGHT THEM AGREED TO LET THEM STAY ON THE GRACELAND GROUNDS AS TOURIST MAGNETS.

IN EXCHANGE FOR A CUT OF TICKET SALES

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BOX OFFICE PREVIEW-2 SHOT-PUSH


THERE'S A LOT HAPPENING. THIS WEEKEND. AND IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT OUTDOORS TO CATCH SOME FIREWORKS AND BBQ.

HEAD TO THE MOVIES.

HITTING THE BIG SCREEN.

A MODERN DAY E-T FILM. AND A COMEDY WITH BRIDESMAID COMEDIAN MELISSA MCCARTHY.

HERE'S RAPHAEL SETH WITH THE BOX OFFICE PREVIEW. Return to index of stories...


BOX OFFICE PREVIEW-PKG1.25


nat

MELISSA MCCARTHY'S NOT EXACTLY LIVING IN A GANGSTER'S PARADISE IN "TAMMY." SHE'S A FAST-FOOD CLOCK-PUNCHER WHO'S LOST HER HER JOB, HER HUSBAND, AND CRASHED HER CAR. SO SHE ROBS A BURGER JOINT AND PULLS A "THELMA-AND-LOUISE" WITH HER GRANDMA -- THE ORIGINAL "LOUISE" SUSAN SARANDON. THE TWO HIT THE ROAD ON A DREAM QUEST TO SEE NIAGARA FALLS BUT STILL END UP BEING CHASED BY COPS. "TAMMY" IS RATED R.

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ERIC BANA SEES THINGS THAT CAN'T BE EXPLAINED BY HUMAN NATURE IN "DELIVER US FROM EVIL." THIS HAIR-RAISER IS INSPIRED BY THE PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF A NEW YORK POLICE OFFICER. HIS BEAT IN THE SOUTH BRONX BECOMES HOME TO A SERIES OF DISTURBING MURDERS. BUT A PRIEST IN THE PRECINCT SAYS THE SERGEANT WILL NEED MORE THAN A BADGE TO FIND JUSTICE.HE'LL NEED A STRONG STOMACH AND GOOD STANDING WITH THE ALMIGHTY. "DELIVER US FROM EVIL" IS RATED R.

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KIDS GET THEIR HANDS ON SOME SPACE-AGE TECHNOLOGY IN "EARTH TO ECHO." FOUR FRIENDS START RECEIVING STRANGE SIGNALS ON THEIR CELL PHONES. THAT LEADS TO THE DISCOVERY OF AN OWL-EYED ALIEN STRANDED ON OUR PLANET. SO IT'S UP TO THE YOUNGSTERS TO KEEP THE E-T-BOT HIDDEN, PROTECT IT FROM THE GOVERNMENT, AND HELP HIM FIND HIS WAY HOME. "EARTH TO ECHO" IS RATED PG.

THAT'S THE BOX OFFICE PREVIEW, RAPHAEL SETH, NBC NEWS. S/ "Tammy" / Warner Bros.:00

S/ "Deliver Us From Evil" / Sony Pictures:29

S/ "Earth To Echo" / Relativity Media:58

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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.

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 4TH CELEBRATION-TRX, NATSVO


nats of fireworks

THE FOURTH OF JULY STARTED ONE DAY EARLY IN ESTERO.

IT WAS THE 15TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE EVE FIREWORKS SHOW AT THE MIROMAR OUTLETS AND GERMAIN ARENA THURSDAY NIGHT.

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

THE SMART ONES KNEW TO PLAN AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


MIROMAR 4TH CELEBRATION-SOTVO


Joe peed

Lehigh

50:51 51:01

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 --

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IN THE DAY AHEAD.

THE 38-TH ANNUAL MACY'S FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS WILL LIGHT UP THE NEW YORK SKY IN CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY.

THIS YEAR, IT WILL BE LAUNCHED FROM THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE AND BARGES ALONG THE LOWER EAST RIVER.

YOU CAN CATCH IT RIGHT HERE ON NBC2 STARTING AT 8 TONIGHT.

MUSIC ARTISTS ENRIQUE IGLESIAS AND ZAC BROWN WILL ALSO TAKE THE STAGE.

NEW YORK - June 30, 2014 - Enrique Iglesias and Zac Brown Band have been added to the lineup for the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks ® Spectacular," which will air Friday, July 4 with an encore presentation at 10 p.m. highlighting the second hour of the special.

Iglesias and Zac Brown Band join the event's previously announced performers, including country music superstars Hunter Hayes and Miranda Lambert, as well as chart-toppers Ariana Grande and Lionel Richie. The two-hour special is hosted by Nick Cannon of NBC's "America's Got Talent."

Grammy Award-winning international icon Enrique Iglesias is one of the best-selling Spanish artists ever, with overall sales surpassing 100 million albums worldwide. His legacy includes five Top 5 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 with two landing at #1. He also boasts 13 number #1 songs on the Billboard Dance Chart, which is the most for any male performer in the chart's history. In total, he's enjoyed 72 #1's across all Billboard charts. Plus, he holds the record for most #1 Spanish-language singles on the Hot Latin Tracks Chart with 25. Iglesias' 10th full-length album "Sex and Love" was released March 14 by Republic Records.

Three-time Grammy winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band have become one of music's most heralded acts. The band's three platinum-selling albums, Uncaged, You Get What You Give, and The Foundation have together sold over six million copies and produced a historic series of eleven #1 hit singles. On the road, the group performed for over 1.3 million fans in 2013 with 70+ headline dates and more than a dozen major festival appearances. The band's latest album, The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1, is out now on Southern Ground and features a 45-minute film by Southern Reel on the making of the album.

"Macy's 4th of July Fireworks are a one-of-a-kind spectacle that will once again inspire audiences nationwide as we illuminate the shores of lower Manhattan and Brooklyn with stunning effects, color and sound," said Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy's 4th of July Fireworks. "We are thrilled to be working with our partners in the City of New York to have the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge as our canvas and stunning backdrop for this year's bigger-than life display.

Since 1976, Macy's Fireworks have grown in scale and artistry as they burst to life over many of New York City's waterways and neighborhoods. Incorporating landmarks and milestones is a Macy's Fireworks signature. Macy's last showcased the Brooklyn Bridge in its fireworks spectacle in 1995. This year's creative presentation of the bridge's renowned architecture will reach new heights of imagination during the 25-minute display.

The telecast is a production of Universal Television in association with Macy's. It is produced by Brad Lachman Productions, with Lachman serving as executive producer. Bill Bracken is producer.

Lachman's credits include a variety of NBC specials, including the "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" and "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," in addition to the last three years of "Michael Bublé's Christmas Special." Return to index of stories...


ESSENCE FESTIVAL-ONCAM, VO


THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND MARKS ONE OF THE BIGGEEST MUSIC FESTIVALS IN THE COUNTRY.

THE ESSENCE MUSIC FEST.

AND THIS YEAR'S MAIN ATTRACTION IS PRINCE!

HE HEADLINED THE FESTIVALS 10TH ANNIVERSARY AND IS BACK 10 YEARS LATER TO MARK THE 20TH.

JANELLE MONAE AND NILE RODGERS ARE EXPECTED TO PERFORM WITH HIM.

MORE THAN 80 ARTISTS AND SPEAKERS ARE SCHEDULED TO ATTEND. Return to index of stories...


NY HOT DOG CONTEST-WIPE, VOTOPS


IT'S GOING DOWN ON NEW YORK'S CONEY ISLAND TODAY.

THE ANNUAL HOT DOG-EATING CONTEST IS NOW UNDERWAY.

IN JUST THE LAST FEW MINUTES.

WOMEN COMPETITION HAS A WINNER.

TWO-TIME WOMEN'S CHAMP SONYA "THE BLACK WIDOW" THOMAS WAS OUTBEATEN BY Miki Sudo.

SHE WOLDFED DOWN 34 DOGS IN TEN MINUTES.

THE MEN'S COMPETITION JUST STARTED AROUND 13:30.

205-POUND JOEY CHESTNUT IS HOPING TO PUT AWAY HIS COMPETITION BY DOWNING 70 HOT DOGS IN 10 MINUTES.

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JULY FOURTH SALES-OTS


SHOPPING MAYBE THE LAST THING ON YOUR MIND THIS WEEKEND.

BUT RETAIL EXPERTS SAY THE FOURTH OF JULY IS THE BEST OPPORTUNITY TO HIT STORES.

ESPECIALLY THIS YEAR.

NBC'S CHRIS CLACKUM REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


JULY FOURTH SALES-PKG1.05


RETAIL EXPERTS SAY THAT BY JULY FOURTH, MOST PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY STOCKED UP ON SUMMER GOODS.

.SO, STORES ARE READY TO CLEAR SHELVES FOR THE NEXT SALES EVENT.

"You know, to retailers summer was so last month. They're looking forward to Fall already."

"Right now is a great time for bargain hunters. Retailers have marked down everything from the previous spring."

SO SUMMER SPORTING GOODS. SUMMER GEAR AND APPAREL, ESPECIALLY SWIMWEAR. AS WELL AS MUCH MORE. ARE BEING DEEPLY DISCOUNTED THIS WEEKEND.

"The discounts could be as high as 50, 60, even 75 percent."

MANDY WALKER AT CONSUMER REPORTS COMPILED A LIST OF THE TOP DEALS. A LIST THAT INCLUDES OUTDOOR FURNITURE.

"Retailers, actually they've been, they've been pushing this merchandise for a couple of months now. So, this is when they start to discount them. You can get a great deal on outdoor patio sets."

SHE SAYS CAR DEALERS HAVE SALES THIS WEEKEND, TOO. BUT WAITING UNTIL RIGHT BEFORE ARRIVAL OF NEXT YEAR'S MODEL WILL SAVE EVEN MORE.

CHRIS CLACKUM, NBC NEWS.

S/ Mandy Walker / Consumer Reports:10 -:14

S/ Kathy Grannis / Nat'l Retail Federation:15 -:22

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JULY 4TH FOOD-ONCAM, VO


YOU MAY WANT TO SKIP THE BURGERS AND GO FOR HOT DOGS INSTEAD THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND --

NBC2 IS UNCOVERING THE COST FOR A 4TH OF JULY PICNIC IS UP --

A SURVEY FROM THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION FOUND THAT THE AVERAGE COST FOR A PICNIC FOR 10 THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY IS NEARLY 60 BUCKS.

THAT'S 5 PERCENT HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR.

MEAT AND DIARY PRICES HAVE INCREASED THE MOST IN PRICE.

THERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS THOUGH --

HOT DOG PRICES ARE DOWN AS WELL AS THE COST OF KETCHUP. Return to index of stories...


DINNER TIME APP-ONCAM, SS


PARENTS THERE'S A WAY TO KEEP YOUR KIDS ATTENTION DURING DINNER.

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT.

IT'S CALLED DINNERTIME.

YOU INSTALL IT ON THE KIDS DEVICES AND THE PARENT'S PHONES BECOME A REMOTE CONTROL.

YOU CAN SEE HERE -

YOU JUST PRESS A BUTTON AND THEIR PHONE GOES INTO LOCKDOWN FOR AN HOUR. Return to index of stories...


TN POWERBALL-TRX, VOTOPS


A TENNESSEE L OTTERY PLAYER HAS FINALLY CLAIMED HIS PRIZE.

$259-POINT-8 MILLION DOLLARTS.

LOTTERY OFFICIALS SAY IT'S THE LARGEST PRIZE EVER WON IN TENNESSEE LOTTERY HISTORY.

WINNER 58-YEAR-OLD ROY COCKRUM.

SAYS HE WILL ACCEPT A LUMP SUM PAYMENT OF $115 MILLION.

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COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


A SINKHOLE THAT SWALLOWS A CAR BECOMES A BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL FOR TWO PEOPLE TRAPPED.

No no i just drove on top of you.

Yes you just went over me.

Oh my God, oh my God, are you OK?

NEXT AT FOUR THE INCREDIBLE 9-1-1 CALLS AS MORE DRIVERS FLY RIGHT INTO THE HOLE WITH THEM.

PLUS ITS SHOCKING VIDEO that's RAISING ALOT OF QUESTIONS.

A POLICE OFFICER PUNCHES A WOMAN ON THE SIDE OF A BUSY FREEWAY. Return to index of stories...


A) OFFICER HOTS WOMAN-STOT VO


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B) SINKHOLE 911-VOTOPS


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CREDIT CARD THEFT-TRX, SSTOPS(2)


AN NBC-2 CRIME ALERT.

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 TUESDAY NIGHT.

IT HAPPENED AT LA FITNESS IN THE GULF COAST TOWN CENTER

THE VICTIM SAYS HIS CREDIT CARDS WERE USED JUST BEFORE 9 THAT NIGHT AT TARGET IN GULF COAST TOWN CENTER.

IF YOU KNOW ANTHING ABOUT THIS CRIME. YOU ARE ASKED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS IMMEDIATLY. Return to index of stories...


ROAD CLOSURES-CGTOPS(3)


BEFORE WE LEAVE YOU THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

WE WANT TO REMIND YOU OF A FEW 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 IS NOW REOPEN BUT WILL CLOSE 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...


FIREWORK EVENTS-ONCAM


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IF YOU WANT TO CHECK OUT SOME 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. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-3-SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


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