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DIRECTORS PAGE FL CRIST FIRST TV AD-trx VOTOPS, OC
HLA) SOSA CHILD CRUELTY-trx SSTOPS FL BABY BOOMERS-VIDBX
HLB) LIGHTNING STRIKES FIRES-trx VOTOPS TEASE ONE-2SHOT
HLC) TAX COLLECTOR FLOODING-trxVO TZ1 A) LIGHTNING STRIKES-VO-WIPE
SEVERE WX OPEN-CLIP TZ1 B) SINKHOLE TOOL-VOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-STC TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
TOSS TO DANIELLE-SS MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
SOSA CHILD CRUELTY-BUBBA GENERIC WX OPEN-CLIP
SOSA CHILD CRUELTY-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
SOSA CHILD CRUELTY-BUBBA TOSS TO LUCAS-trx SOTVO, E-AniBX
TOSS TO GEORGE-trx VOTOPS, E-AniBX LIGHTNING STRIKE FIRES-REM-LIVE
TAX COLLECTOR FLOODING-REM-LIVE LIGHTNING STRIKE FIRES-PKG
TAX COLLECTOR FLOODING-PKG LIGHTNING STRIKE FIRES-REM-LIVE
TAX COLLECTOR FLOODING-REM-LIVE LITTLE SENTENCED-SS, VO
GIRL MAULED UPDATE-TRX- PLASMA, CG VIDBOX RVL PATRIOTIC CAR BURGLAR-trx SSTOPS (2)
GIRL MAULED UPDATE-SOT PLASMA CAR VS HOME UPDATE-SS, VO
SHELLY SEX ARREST-SS FL SINKHOLE TOOL-trx O-AniBX, VO
MOORE COURT FOLO-trx VOTOPS TEASE TWO-2SHOT
TOSS TO HEATHER-OC TZ2 A) 31 DAYS UNDERWATER-VO-WIPE
FL POT RULE-TC MON TZ2 B) teacher suspended-ss
FL POT RULE-VO-WIPE 31 DAYS UNDERWATER-SOTVO-PLASMA
FL POT RULE-SOT 31 DAYS UNDERWATER-BNR-PKG
FL POT RULE-TC MON 31 DAYS UNDERWATER-OC
SCHNATTER SENTENCED-SS, VO NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
PEDESTRIAN KILLED FOLO-SS A) FL TEEN BEATEN IN ISRAEL-VO-WIPE
DECISION OPEN-CLIP B) JOE'S STANDUP TZ-SOT
FL SCOTT ENDORSEMENT-OC  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HLA) SOSA CHILD CRUELTY-trx SSTOPS


JUST MONTHS AFTER HE WAS ARRESTED FOR LEAVING HIS INFANT DAUGHTER INSIDE A CAR TO GO TO A STRIP CLUB --

A FORT MYERS DAD IS ACCUSED OF **BITING A BABY!

TONIGHT -- NBC 2 TALKS WITH THE CHILD'S MOTHER. Return to index of stories...


HLB) LIGHTNING STRIKES FIRES-trx VOTOPS


A NAPLES HOME GOES UP IN FLAMES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY LIGHTNING IS TO BLAME.

TONIGHT -- THE OWNERS DESCRIBE THE TERRIFYING MOMENTS ONLY TO NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


HLC) TAX COLLECTOR FLOODING-trxVO


A BUSTED DRAIN PIPE FLOODED ONE OF THE BUSIEST OFFICES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NBC 2 UNCOVERS WHAT CAUSED THE MESS AND WHEN IT WILL RE-OPEN. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE WX OPEN-CLIP


SEVERE WX OPEN Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-STC


TUESDAY'S RAIN PROSPECTS

Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue moving across Southwest Florida this evening. Compliments of the cloud cover left over from storms early on Monday, temperatures in the afternoon were held at bay, only topping out in the 80s, well below what's considered seasonal.

Overnight tonight temperatures are expected to retreat into the low to mid 70s.

The weather setup for Tuesday looks a bit similar to Monday. Again we will have steering winds with a south and southwesterly component to them. Added to the fact that higher resolution forecast models place some showers in the Gulf of Mexico early on Tuesday, we'll need to account for the chance for some rain in the morning, mainly along the coastline.

As the afternoon progresses, the inland areas of the state should bear the greatest coverage of showers and thunderstorms. Toward Tuesday evening, it is a possibility that some showers or isolated storms could push a touch closer toward the US 41 corridor.

For the duration of the work week, a more typical July weather streak looks to get set up with late afternoon and evening showers and storms. Temperatures from Wednesday onward look seasonal in the afternoons topping out near 92 degrres. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO DANIELLE-SS


A LEE COUNTY FATHER -- WHO WAS ARRESTED ONCE BEFORE FOR LEAVING HIS CHILD LOCKED IN A CAR WHILE HE WENT TO A FORT MYERS STRIP CLUB -- IS IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW AGAIN.

ANDREW SOSA IS NOW ACCUSED OF **BITING A ONE YEAR OLD BOY.

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK TALKED WITH THE MOTHER OF THE BABY TODAY

DANIELLE? Return to index of stories...


SOSA CHILD CRUELTY-BUBBA


TONIGHT -- THE MOTHER OF THE ONE YEAR OLD BOY IS STILL VERY EMOTIONAL OVER THIS.

SHE SAYS SHE LEFT HER TWO CHILDREN IN THE CARE OF HER SISTER WHILE SHE WENT AWAY TO WORK --

NEVER IMAGINING HER SISTER'S BOYFRIEND MIGHT ABUSE HER CHILD. Return to index of stories...


SOSA CHILD CRUELTY-PKG


PICTURED HERE IS 21 YEAR OLD ANDREW SOSA'S LATEST MUG SHOT.

THIS TIME ACCUSED OF BITING A ONE YEAR OLD BOY.

THE MOTHER OF THE CHILD-- ABBY BELL-- SPOKE TO NBC2.

"I. Shocked I'm speechless.i just don't know. I'm shocked."

TOO UPSET TO SHOW HER FACE, ABBEY BELL SAYS SHE LEFT HER ONE YEAR OLD

AND 6 SIX YEAR OLD IN THE CARE OF HER SISTER WHILE SHE WENT OFF TO

WORK.

HER SISTER, DECIDED TO BRING ALONG HER BOYFRIEND, ANDREW SOSA AND THEIR CHILD.

"She was always watching my kids."

WHEN SHE RETURNED HOME FROM WORK SHE FOUND A BITE MARK ON HER SON'S ARM.

IN THE REPORT OBTAINED BY NBC2 SOSA GAVE NO EXPLANATION FOR THE MARK.

POLICE THEN FOUND THE BITE MARKS APPEARED TO BE CONSISTENT WITH AN

ADULT MOUTH AND NUMEROUS TEETH.

"How can you do what you did an innocent child? My son is only 1 years

old and he doesn't know what he's doing for you to just do what you

did."

THIS ISN'T SOSA'S FIRST INCIDENT INVOLVING A CHILD. ITS HIS THIRD.

HE WAS ARRESTED IN 2013 FOR LEAVING HIS OWN BABY IN A LOCKED CAR

WHILE HE WENT TO THE STRIP CLUB. EARLIER THAT YEAR HE WAS ARRESTED

FOR AGGRAVATED BATTERY ON A PREGNANT WOMAN.

CHRIS CRAWFORD

FORMER FRIEND

"He definitely has a problem with kids and he's not suited to be around kids."

TONIGHT ABBY BELL WANTS THIS TO BE SOSA'S LAST--

"I want justice for my son and I will fight until the end. I will do

whatever I have to do to make sure that he gets what he deserves." Return to index of stories...


SOSA CHILD CRUELTY-BUBBA


ANDREW SOSA IS OUT OF JAIL ON BOND.

HE'S DUE BACK IN COURT NEXT MONTH.

TONIGHT AT 6-- WE DIG DEEPER INTO ANDREW SOSA'S PAST AND FIND OUT HOW

HE IS ABLE TO HAVE ACCESS TO KIDS.

L IVE IN THE STUDIO, DANIELLE KOLENIAK NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-trx VOTOPS, E-AniBX


ONE OF THE BUSIEST TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICES IN LEE COUNTY WAS CLOSED TODAY -- AFTER FLOODING OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

WE FOUND OUT THIS AFTERNOON.THERE'S A CHANCE THE OFFICE WILL RE-OPEN TOMORROW

NBC 2'S GEORGE SOLIS IS LIVE TO EXPLAIN HOW ONCE PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY

HELPED LIMIT THE DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


TAX COLLECTOR FLOODING-REM-LIVE


WELL IT'S CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO LOOK PRETTY OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF

WEEKS HERE AT THE OFFICE --

AS A SMALL SCALE RENOVATION TAKES PLACE TO UNDO THE DAMAGE.

THE DAMAGE ITSELF WAS A RESULT OF A BUSTED DRAINAGE PIPE.

AS BAD AS IT LOOKS, THINGS COULD HAVE BEEN A LOT WORSE. Return to index of stories...


TAX COLLECTOR FLOODING-PKG


LIKE SEEKING ENTRY INTO SOME EXCLUSIVE CLUB

MANY TRYING TO GET IN TO LEE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE TODAY IN

CAPE CORAL WERE MET WITH DISAPPOINTMENT.

"It's very inconvenient for me, I have to fix this problem today."

TURNED AWAY BEFORE THEY COULD EVEN GET TO THE DOOR.

IN A WAY YOU COULD SAY, THE TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE WAS ON A BIT OF

"TAX BREAK"

THE END RESULT OF A BUSTED DRAINAGE PIPE THAT FLOODED THE ENTIRE

FIRST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING.

06:16:49 "This is just an accident that occurred as a result of heavy

downpours of rain and we've suffered major consequences, but all hands

are on deck to get it done." Larry Hart, Lee Co Tax Collector

AND GETTING IT DONE- MEANS CUTTING INTO WALLS, TEARING UP CARPET,

AND LOTS.LOTS OF INDUSTRIAL DRYERS

"Unfortunately they are closed."

NOT LEFT OUT TO DRY? THE PUBLIC- THEY WERE GIVEN FIVE OTHER OFFICE

LOCATIONS TO TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS.

LIKE THIS COUPLE WHO MADE THE TREK TO THE DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS OFFICE.

"They had some difficulty down at the Cape Coral branch we had to

come out to Fort Myers one's it's a little busy out here.

THOUGH IT LOOKS BAD- LEE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR LARRY HART SAYS IT

COULD HAVE BEEN A LOT WORSE- HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR THIS

A SPECIAL SENSOR- THE IMS 4000 ALERTED THE COUNTY ONCE THE WATER

STARTED POURING IN.

"Once it hit my computer room we have water alerts in the computer

room so late last night we got the water alert."

THOUGH CLEAN UP WILL TAKE WEEKS-

OFFICIALS ARE CONFIDENT THEY'LL BE READY TO DO BUSINESS TOMORROW.

"I have to come back tomorrow, I have no choice." Return to index of stories...


TAX COLLECTOR FLOODING-REM-LIVE


COST ESTIMATE-

CREWS WORKING ALL NIGHT

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


GIRL MAULED UPDATE-TRX- PLASMA, CG VIDBOX RVL


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW: A MISSISSIPPI TODDLER WHO LOST AN EYE AFTER BEING MAULED BY DOGS JUST ARRIVED IN NAPLES.

SHE'S HERE WITH HER FAMILY TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF GETTING A PROSTHETIC EYE.

WE JUST GOT NEW PICTURES OF VICTORIA WILCHER AS SHE ARRIVED AT RSW FOR HER TRIP TO NAPLES.

OUR REPORTER SAYS SHE LOOKS EXCITED AND WAS HOPPING AROUND AS HER FAMILY MADE THEIR WAY TO THE PARKING LOT.

THE CONTROVERSIAL STORY BEHIND WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS LITTLE GIRL CONTINUES TO GRAB HEADLINES.

HER GRANDMOTHER TOLD REPORTERS THEY WERE ASKED TO LEAVE A KFC BECAUSE OF THE SCARS ON HER FACE.

KFC SAYS THERE'S NO EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THAT STORY --

BUT STILL OFFERED A 30-THOUSAND DOLLAR DONATION TO HELP WITH HER TREATMENT, WHICH THE FAMILY HAS DENIED.

NOW, NAPLES RESIDENT AND PROSTHETIC EYE MAKER RAYMOND PETERS IS GIVING THE LITTLE GIRL A PROSTHETIC EYE FOR FREE. Return to index of stories...


GIRL MAULED UPDATE-SOT PLASMA


45:26-32

That's a lot of that's a lot of work that has to be done for this child and it has to be done right

BUTT WITH

57:18-22

My business is that baby, to help that child

OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS, PETERS ESTIMATES VICTORIA WILL NEED 20 OR MORE EYES, DEPENDING ON HOW FAST SHE GROWS.

HE IS MEETING RIGHT NOW WITH THE FAMILY -- WE HAVE A REPORTER THERE. COUNT ON NBC2 FOR NEW DETAILS AT 6. Return to index of stories...


SHELLY SEX ARREST-SS


A BONITA SPRINGS MAN IS IN JAIL-- ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A 13-YEAR OLD GIRL.

INVESTIGATORS SAY TWENTY-FIVE YEAR OLD THOMAS SHELLY MET THE GIRL ONLINE -- AND THE TWO WOULD HAVE SEX IN HIS CAR.

THEY SAY THE GIRL ALSO HAD EXLICIT PICTURES OF SHELLY ON HER PHONE.

THE GIRL'S MOM IS THE ONE WHO CALLED DEPUTIES. Return to index of stories...


MOORE COURT FOLO-trx VOTOPS


NBC 2 WAS IN THE COURTROOM TODAY -- WHEN ROBERT MOORE WENT IN FRONT OF A JUDGE.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY HE HID CAMERAS INSIDE A FORT MYERS BEACH RENTAL HOME TO SECRETLY RECORD FAMILIES IN BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS.

TODAY -- THE JUDGE RULED MOORE CAN ONLY HAVE SUPERVISED CONTACT WITH HIS GRANDCHILDREN --

AND HIS INTERNET ACTIVITY WILL BE MONITORED. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO HEATHER-OC


THE RACE IS UNDERWAY IN FLORIDA TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GROW AND SELL MEDICAL MARIJUANA -- THE STATE IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ENACT THAT LAW RECENTLY PASSED BY LAWMAKERS TO ALLOW A LOW THC STRAING.

"CHARLOTTE'S WEB " IS DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE WITH CANCER AND THOSE WHO SUFFER FREQUENT SEIZURES --

USERS DON'T GET HIGH.

NBC 2 ANCHOR HEATHER TURCO IS HERE WITH THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


FL POT RULE-TC MON


THE CROWD AT THE STATE CAPITOL WAS STANDING ROOM ONLY TODAY - WHERE LAWMAKERS LISTENED TO MARIJUANA GROWERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY --

PHARMACISTS AND OTHERS OFFERED INPUT ABOUT HOW TO IMPLEMENT THE LAW. Return to index of stories...


FL POT RULE-VO-WIPE


MUCH OF THE TODAY CENTERED ON WHO WILL BE ALLOWED TO GROW, CULTIVATE AND DISTRIBUTE THE MARIJUANA.

UNDER THE LAW --

5 FACILITIES ACROSS THE STATE WILL BE ALLOWED TO GROW AND DISTRIBUTE IT.

LAWMAKERS INSIST IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THOSE SUFFERING IN FLORIDA, REGULATIONS ARE CREATED QUICKLY AND ARE VERY CLEAR.

THE PARENTS OF A LITTLE GIRL WHO NEEDS THE DRUG TO STOP HER SEIZURES ATTENDED THE HEARING. Return to index of stories...


FL POT RULE-SOT


Holley Moseley, Daughter Suffers From Seizures

"That why we are here, is to reinforce that there are children in this state who are dying, and there is a treatment available for them. Let's make this happen, but let's make it safe."

State Rep. Matt Gaetz, R- Okaloosa County

"The last thing we want to see is a series of appeals and lawsuits that delay access for patients in need of care for years. So, that is the balance we are striking." Return to index of stories...


FL POT RULE-TC MON


RIGHT NOW -- THE "CHARLOTTE'S WEB" MARIJUANA STRAIN WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO A SMALL GROUP OF PATIENTS IN FLORIDA.

VOTERS WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO PASS A BROADER MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROPOSAL IN NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


SCHNATTER SENTENCED-SS, VO


A LEE COUNTY MAN -- WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO STEALING MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS FROM TAXPAYERS AND THE GOVERNMENT -- IS HEADED TO PRISON.

TODAY -- A JUDGE SENTENCED MICHAEL SCHNATTER TO 3 YEARS BEHIND BARS -- PLUS PROBATION.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE WAS THE RING LEADER OF AN ELABORATE FOOD STAMP SCAM.

DEPUTIES SAY PEOPLE WOULD PRETEND TO BUY FOOD AT SCHNATTER'S FOOD TRUCK WITH THEIR E-B-T CARDS.

INSTEAD -- SCHNATTER WOULD SWIPE THE CARDS, POCKET HALF THE MONEY AND THEN, GIVE THE CARD OWNER THE OTHER HALF.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED 7 OTHERS IN THE SCAM. Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN KILLED FOLO-SS


TODAY -- WE LEARNED THE NAME OF A WOMAN -- STRUCK AND KILLED BY A CAR IN FORT MYERS.

55-YEAR OLD DEBORAH KIRKLAND WAS HIT EARLY SATURDAY MORNING -- WHILE WALKING ACROSS FOWLER STREET -- NORTH OF EDISON AVENUE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE WAS WEARING DARK CLOTHES AND DID NOT USE A CROSSWALK.

THE DRIVER WILL NOT BE CITED. Return to index of stories...


DECISION OPEN-CLIP


DECISION 2014 CLIP Return to index of stories...


FL SCOTT ENDORSEMENT-OC


TOP COPS FOR RICK SCOTT.

TODAY, THE FLORIDA POLICE CHIEF'S ASSOCIATION ENDORSED GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION.

THE ORGANIZATION APPLAUDED THE REPUBLICAN FOR VETOING A BILL THAT WOULD'VE INCREASED THE SPEED LIMIT ON MOST FLORIDA HIGHWAYS TO 75.AND TOUTED LOWER CRIME RATES. Return to index of stories...


FL CRIST FIRST TV AD-trx VOTOPS, OC


DEMOCRAT CHARLIE CRIST RELEASED HIS FIRST TELEVISION AD TODAY.

THE SPOT IS CALLED "SUNSHINE."

THE FORMER GOVERNOR SAYS IT REMINDS VOTERS OF HIS RECORD OF CUTTING PROPERTY TAXES AND SAVING TEACHER JOBS.

CRIST ALSO VOWS TO RESTORE EDUCATION CUTS AND RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE

RECENT POLLS HAVE SCOTT AND CRIST IN A VIRTUAL TIE. Return to index of stories...


FL BABY BOOMERS-VIDBX


A NEW REPORTS FINDS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS A GREAT PLACE FOR BABY BOOMERS TO RENT.

REALTY TRAC RANKED CHARLOTTE COUNTY 9TH --

LEE COUNTY 17TH --

COLLIER COUNTY CAME IN AT 21ST

RESEARCHERS PICKED MARKETS WHERE BABY BOOMERS MADE UP AT LEAST A QUARTER OF THE POPULATION --

AND LOOKED AT THE GROSS RENTAL YIELDS

PASCO COUNTY -- JUST NORTH OF TAMPA -- TOPPED THE LIST.

FLORIDA COUNTIES MADE UP 15 OF THE TOP 25 SPOTS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


LIGHTNING SPARKED A FIRE AT A NAPLES HOME.

TONIGHT -- THE OWNERS TAKE US INSIDE TO SEE THE DAMAGE.

PLUS -- NBC 2 SHOWS YOU WHAT OFFICIALS SAY YOU NEED TO HAVE -- TO BETTER THE ODDS THAT THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN TO YOU!

THEY CAN SWALLOW UP HOMES IN MINUTES.

WHY CENTRAL FLORIDA RESEARCHERS SAY THEY MAY SOON BE ABLE TO PREDICT WHERE -- AND WHEN -- SINKHOLES WILL FORM. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) LIGHTNING STRIKES-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) SINKHOLE TOOL-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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GENERIC WX OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

TUESDAY'S RAIN PROSPECTS

Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue moving across Southwest Florida this evening. Compliments of the cloud cover left over from storms early on Monday, temperatures in the afternoon were held at bay, only topping out in the 80s, well below what's considered seasonal.

Overnight tonight temperatures are expected to retreat into the low to mid 70s.

The weather setup for Tuesday looks a bit similar to Monday. Again we will have steering winds with a south and southwesterly component to them. Added to the fact that higher resolution forecast models place some showers in the Gulf of Mexico early on Tuesday, we'll need to account for the chance for some rain in the morning, mainly along the coastline.

As the afternoon progresses, the inland areas of the state should bear the greatest coverage of showers and thunderstorms. Toward Tuesday evening, it is a possibility that some showers or isolated storms could push a touch closer toward the US 41 corridor.

For the duration of the work week, a more typical July weather streak looks to get set up with late afternoon and evening showers and storms. Temperatures from Wednesday onward look seasonal in the afternoons topping out near 92 degrres. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LUCAS-trx SOTVO, E-AniBX


:14 "I walked into the kitchen and smelled smoke and said uh oh then I saw huge flames going up to the guest bedroom

LIGHTNING STARTED A FIRE -- THAT DESTROYED THE HOME HOME OF A NAPLES COUPLE IN THE QUAIL WEST COMMUNITY.

TODAY -- WE LEARNED THE COUPLE *DID NOT* HAVE LIGHTNING PROTECTION EQUIPMENT --

AND THE STRIKE IGNITED PROPANE LINES ON THE ROOF.

NBC 2'S LUCAS SEILER TALKED WITH THE COUPLE --

AND JOINS US LIVE.

LUCAS? Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE FIRES-REM-LIVE


IT HAPPENED SATURDAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD BEHIND ME - THE COUPLE SAYS THEY HEARD LIGHTNING RODS DIDN'T WORK, SO THEY NEVER HAD THEM INSTALLED. ALTHOUGH EXPERTS SAY THAT ALL DEPENDS ON THE TYPE OF PROTECTION EQUIPMENT YOU HAVE. AND IT CAN REALLY MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE LONG RUN. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE FIRES-PKG


June Duke, Lightning strike victim "I was going to watch a movie. and I heard a loud crack."

THAT "CRACK" TURNED INTO AN ALL OUT NIGHTMARE FOR JUNE DUKE OVER THE WEEKEND.

SHOCKING NOT JUST HER HOUSE - BUT HER HANDS TOO.

"Lightning flashed and even the controller in my hand kind of buzzed or tingled."

ON HER ROOF, WAS THE START OF A FIRE DURING A LIGHTNING SHOW.

"I went running out of the house in my bare feet and as I came running out of the house I saw along here smoke was billowing out."

THAT'S WHERE A PROPANE LINE WAS RUNNING ALONG HER ROOF - ONE OF THE THINGS LIGHTNING RODS ARE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT AGAINST LIGHTNING STRIKING.

. SOMETHING THE DUKE'S DIDN'T HAVE INSTALLED.

"We were told that they probably wouldn't do that much good. and sometimes they do more harm."

"It's a good idea to not have an elaborate system but a good systme where I can seep good at night. you can sleep good at night."

LANCE FLEMING HAS BEEN INSTALLING LIGHTNING PROTECTION FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS - HE SAYS YOU'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO BE FULLY PROTECTED, BUT YOU CAN GET CLOSE TO IT.

"The lightning rod is the interception. there's a cable that will attach the the lightning rods that goes down to the ground roads."

EVEN AFTER THAT THOUGH YOU CAN ENCOUNTER PROBLEMS, ESPECIALLY IN FLORIDA CITIES LIKE CAPE CORAL OR MIAMI WHERE THE SOIL IS TOO SANDY. A RECENT STUDY PERFORMED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA SHOWED THAT COULD LEAD TO A BETTER CHANCE OF ELECTRIC CURRENT ENTERING A HOME.

STILL, OVER AND OVER AGAIN NBC-2 INTERVIEWS VICTIMS OF LIGHTNING STRIKES WHERE EITHER THERE WAS NO PROTECTION TO BEGIN WITH. OR JUST NOT ENOUGH.

"I got so tired I just thought. I wish I could go home." Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE FIRES-REM-LIVE


INSTALLATION COSTS REALLY DEPEND ON HOW BIG AND HOW TALL YOUR HOME IS. LIGHTNING PROTECTION SERVICES IN NAPLES TELLS ME THEY TEST THE SOIL BEFORE INSTALLATION SO THEY KNOW WHAT TYPE OF PROTECTION A HOME NEEDS.

LIVE IN NAPLES, LS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


LITTLE SENTENCED-SS, VO


A FORMER CHURCH VOLUNTEER -- ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A LITTLE BOY -- WILL SPEND THE NEXT YEAR IN JAIL.

A LEE COUNTY JUDGE SENTENCED ROBERT LITTLE TODAY TO 364 DAYS.

HE ALSO HAS TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER.

LITTLE WAS A VOLUNTEER AT SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH IN FORT MYERS -- AND LIVED IN AN APARTMENT ON A CHURCH-OWNED PROPERTY.

HIS ALLEGED VICTIM SAYS LITTLE INAPPROPRIATELY TOUCHED HIM MORE THAN ONCE AT A HOME ON FORT MYERS BEACH. Return to index of stories...


PATRIOTIC CAR BURGLAR-trx SSTOPS (2)


TONIGHT -- LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE SEARCHING FOR A FLAG-WEARING THIEF.

DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS GUY?

DEPUTIES SAY HE STOLE A MINI-VAN FROM BUCKINGHAM PARK AND RACKED UP MORE THAN 800 DOLLARS ON STOLEN CREDIT CARDS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION -- YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


CAR VS HOME UPDATE-SS, VO


DEPUTIES SAY A LEE COUNTY MAN WAS DRUNK AND HIGH WHEN HE CRASHED THROUGH THE ROOF OF A HOME IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THIS IS AN UPDATE TO A STORY -- NBC 2 BROKE YESTERDAY.

DEPUTIES SAY JACOB ZAMBRANA RAN A STOP SIGN ON BETHANY HOME DRIVE --

HIS CAR FLEW INTO THE AIR AND CRASHED THROUGH THE ROOF.

A COUPLE WAS ASLEEP INSIDE AT THE TIME.

THEY WERE NOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


FL SINKHOLE TOOL-trx O-AniBX, VO


RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ARE WORKING TO CREATE A STATEWIDE SINKHOLE MAP.

RIGHT NOW -- THEY'RE STUDYING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SINKHOLES, RAINFALL AND TEMPERATURE.

THE GOAL IS TO PREDICT WHERE AND WHEN SINKHOLES ARE GOING TO FORM.

LAST YEAR -- FLORIDA RECEIVED MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR A THREE-YEAR SINKHOLE STUDY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


THEY SPENT 31 DAYS UNDERWATER OFF THE FLORIDA KEYS.

TONIGHT -- THEY'RE BACK ON DRY LAND.

HOW THEY'RE EXPEDITION BROKE RECORDS -- AND MAY HOLD THE KEY TO MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP.

THEN -- ALL NEW AT 6.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A LITTLE BOY'S TEACHER IGNORED WARNING SIGNS ABOUT ABUSE IN HIS HOME. DAYS BEFORE HIS STEP-FATHER MURDERED HIS MOM.

TONIGHT THE TEACHER EXPLAINS WHY SHE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING UNTIL IT WAS TOO. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) 31 DAYS UNDERWATER-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B) teacher suspended-ss


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31 DAYS UNDERWATER-SOTVO-PLASMA


Fabien Cousteau/Oceanographer

"I'm happy to see my family, but I'm a little sad that this chapter is over"

IT'S ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS!

THE GRANDSON OF PIONEERING OCEAN EXPLORER JACQUES COUSTEAU -- JUST SPENT 31 DAYS UNDERWATER -- OFF THE FLORIDA KEYS -- TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD'S OCEANS.

AND WHAT THEY DISCOVERED WAS PRETTY REMARKABLE! Return to index of stories...


31 DAYS UNDERWATER-BNR-PKG


IMAGINE FALLING ASLEEP BY COUNTING NOT SHEEP --

BUT EXOTIC MARINE LIFE.

"Back to the land of you Earth-dwellers"

OCEAN EXPLORER FABIEN COUSTEAU IS BACK ON DRY LAND TONIGHT -- AFTER SPENDING 31 DAYS IN AN UNDERWATER LAB THE SIZE OF A SCHOOL BUS -- OFF THE FLORIDA KEYS.

"they come up to the viewport and look at you. Their eyeball follows you as you walk around. So you been to aquariums before where you're watching the fish. Well they're watching us."

TWO TEAMS OF AQUANAUTS SPENT THEIR DAYS -- 63 FEET UNDERWATER -- STUDYING CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE EFFECT OF POLLUTION ON CORAL REEFS.

"I took a nap at the bottom of the ocean floor"

EACH TEAM PRODUCED A YEARS WORTH OF RESEARCH.

"Some of the critters on the reef are so small and they move really fast so only with the camera can we see the details of their movement."

THE MISSION BUILDS ON FABIEN'S GRANDFATHER'S LEGACY -- LEGENDARY OCEANOGRAPHER JACQUES COUSTEAU.

"a quote of my grandfathers that says in order to film a fish you must become a fish."

DOZENS OF PEOPLE WORKED ABOVE GROUND TO MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN.

"it is like watching a reality show."

A SHOW THE WHOLE WORLD WAS INVITED TO.

THROUGH SKYPE -- CHILDREN FROM AROUND THE GLOBE GOT TO ASK THE TEAM THEIR QUESTIONS.

CAMERAS CAPTURED THEIR UNDERWATER ACTIVITIES -- STREAMED ONLINE 24/7.

WHEN WE ASKED IF THERE WAS SOMETHING THEY WISH THE WORLD HADN'T SEEN…

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31 DAYS UNDERWATER-OC


BEFORE THEY COULD RETURN TO THE SURFACE -- THE AQUANAUTS HAD TO UNDERGO 16 HOURS OF DECOMPRESSION.

BUT THEY WERE HARDLY ROUGHING IT.

THE UNDERWATER LAB WAS EQUIPPED WITH HOT WATER, AIR CONDITIONING, A MINI FRIDGE AND EVEN A MICROWAVE. Return to index of stories...


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NEXT AT 5:30.WE HAVE NEW REACTION TO A STORY WITH FLORIDA TIES -- SPARKING OUTRAGE AROUND THE WORLD.

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE UPSET AFTER SEEING THIS VIDEO.

A TAMPA BOY IS ATTACKED BY ISRAELI SOLDIERS.

TONIGHT WE'RE HEARING FROM HIS RELATIVES IN THE U-S,

PLUS:

Construction on A highway linking I75 to southwest Florida international airport is moving at a quick clip-

I'm nbc 2s Joe Roetz with when it will be finished and what else is in store for this corridor. Return to index of stories...


A) FL TEEN BEATEN IN ISRAEL-VO-WIPE


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B) JOE'S STANDUP TZ-SOT


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