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HLB daniel proctor sentencing-VID IN TC MON TZ1 A) burmese pythons-2 SH, VO
HLC invasive pythons-VID IN TC MON TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
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PROCTOR ANCHOR TAG-ONCAM SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
LEE COUNTY FLOOD PREPARATIONS-trxOC, VO SPORTS
LEE COUNTY FLOOD PREPARATIONS-SOTVO HOME RUN DERBY-ONCAM
LEE COUNTY LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-OC, VO HOME RUN DERBY-VOTOPS
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DOUGLAS GARRIGUS PLEA-OC, (2) SS SEC MEDIA DAY-SOT
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HLA officers accused of beating-trxTC MON


A FAMILY SAYS CAPE CORAL POLICE OFFICERS BROKE THEIR SON'S LEG DURING AN ARREST. Return to index of stories...


HLA officers accused of beating-SOTVO


02:44:44 "My son is not violent at all, he's one of the nicest kids,

everyone says this and I realize that."

NBC-2 HAS VIDEO OF THE ALLEGED POLICE BRUTALITY. Return to index of stories...


HLB daniel proctor sentencing-VID IN TC MON


HE ADMITTED TO KILLING HIS EX-WIFE AND HIDING HER BODY.

NBC-2 TAKES YOU INSIDE THE COURTROOM WHERE THE VICTIM'S FAMILY SAYS THE PUNISHMENT ANNOUNCED LATE TODAY FOR DANILE PROCTOR DID NOT FIT THE CRIME. Return to index of stories...


HLC invasive pythons-VID IN TC MON


AND WILDLIFE OFFICIALS HAVE NO WAY TO CONTROL THE GROWING POPULATION OF INVASIVE PYTHONS.

TONIGHT - NBC-2 FINDS OUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP AS HATCHING SEASON BEGINS. Return to index of stories...


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CAPE OFFICERS ACCUSED OF BEATING-(2) SSTOPS, VO IN


CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE ACCUSED OF VICIOUSLY ATTACKING A 20 YEAR OLD MAN.

HIS PARENTS TELL NBC 2 THEY LEFT BRUISES ON HIS BODY AND BROKE HIS LEG.

WE UNCOVERED THE DEPARTMENT HAS LAUNCHED AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION INTO EXCESSIVE FORCE.

PARTIALLY BECAUSE OF THIS VIDEO WHICH CAPTURED THEIR SON'S ARREST ON SUSPICION OF BEING DRUNK AND HIGH.

THE IMAGES ARE DARK, BUT YOU CAN HEAR A PERSON SCREAMING. Return to index of stories...


CAPE OFFICERS ACCUSED OF BEATING-SOT, PLASMA


:08"nats of man screaming.

OFFICIERS TELL US THEY HAD NO CHOICE BUT USE FORCE AFTER TRAVIS ROW-BEE GOT AGGRESSIVE.

HE FOUGHT WITH OFFICERS, BEFORE BEING TAZED, PEPPER SPRAYED, AND BEATEN WITH A POLICE BATON.

NBC2 GEORGE SOLIS SAT DOWN WITH ROBEY'S PARENTS THIS AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


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IT'S THE FOOTAGE OF AN ARREST IN CAPE CORAL THAT'S BURNING UP ONLINE-

EQUALLY AS HEATED THE PARENTS OF THE MAN WHO'S AT THE CENTER OF AN ALLEGED CASE OF POLICE BRUTALITY.

02:39:26 "It's horrific, it's the ear piecing screams of my son and you hear the bludgeoning and the thumps, its terrible"

WHAT YOU ARE SEEING IS THE FOOTAGE OF 20 YEAR OLD TRAVIS ROBEY'S ARREST 2 WEEKS AGO IN CAPE CORAL.

ACCORDING TO THE POLICE REPORT-

THEY RESPONDED TO THIS BAR PARKING LOT IN THE EARLY MORNING AFTER REPORTS OF A MAN BEATING UP HIS TRUCK.

02:44:44 "My son is not violent at all, he's one of the nicest kids, everyone says this and I realize that."

POLICE SAY ROBEY TOLD OFFICERS HE WAS THERE WAITING TO PICK UP HIS GIRLFRIEND- A STORY POLICE SAY CHECKED OUT-

WHAT FOLLOWS COMES AFTER POLICE SAY THEY NOTICED WHAT LOOKED LIKE POT IN ROBEY CAR-

02:39:37 "As parents it's really difficult to hear your son get hurt and there's nothing you can do.

THIS FOOTAGE- WHICH IS NOW ONLINE WAS CAPTURED BY AN EYEWITNESSES WHO SAYS THEY CAPTURED THE BRUTALITY IN ACTION.

IT WAS POSTED ONLINE BY ROBEY'S PARENTS TROY AND DAWN WITH THE INTENTON TO HELP THEIR SON AND FIND OUT WHY EXCESSIVE WAS USED.

02:46:20 "They physically left bruises, horrible horrible lacerations to the back of his head, his ear, his back, his eye his buttocks, and so severely to his leg that he has bruises all down his leg and not

mention he has a broken leg."

POLICE SAY ROBEY RESISTED ARRESTED AND FOUGHT WITH OFFICERS, EVEN HEADBUTTED ONE, WHICH LED TO USE OF TAZERS, PEPPER SPRAY, AND A BATON-

02:43:39 "I want my son's charges dropped I would like him not to be faced with 10 year jail time for something I didn't any merit to it." Return to index of stories...


CAPE OFFICERS ACCUSED OF BEATING-NSRM


IN A STATEMENT, CAPE CORAL POLICE CHIEF BART CONNOLLEY TELLS NBC2 THE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT TOLERTATE THE USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE-

RIGHT NOW THE OFFICERS ARE ON ACTIVE DUTY WHILE AN INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATION TAKES PLACE.

ONCE THAT INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE IT WILL BE MADE PUBLIC. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JACLYN-trxOANIBX, DISS LIVE


THE MAN FOUND GUILTY OF MURDERING A CAPE CORAL TEACHER WAS SENTENCED TO JUST 25 YEARS IN PRISON.

AMY PATTERSON'S DISAPPEARANCE IN THE SUMMER OF 2011 SPARKED NATIONAL INTEREST.

THREE YEARS LATER, HER KILLER AND EX-HUSBAND WAS SENTENCED.

NBC-2'S JACLYN BEVIS JUST GOT DONE SPEAKING WITH PATTERSON'S FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


DANIEL PROCTOR SENTENCING-REM-LIVE


THE FAMILY OF AMY PATTERSON PLEADED WITH THE JUDGE FOR A LIFE SENTENCE FOR DANIEL PROCTOR -- TO MATCH WHAT THEY SAY THEY'RE SERVING. Return to index of stories...


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Dean Gunther II / Brother of Victim // "Family sentenced to life without Amy, asking the same for the defendant. "

AMY PATTERSON'S BROTHER ASKED THE JUDGE TO NOT ACCEPT THE PLEA DEAL.

Dean Gunther II / Brother of Victim // "Don't want additional hardship for the family, but want Proctor to serve life in prison." / "We appreciate the moments we spent with amy before daniel proctor took her life."

PROCTOR WAS OFFERED THE CHANCE TO WITHDRAW THE PLEA AS WELL.

Daniel Proctor/Pleaded guilty // "No mam"

THE VICTIMS MOM REMEMBERS HER DAUGHTER, THE WE'LL KNOW POPULAR CAPE CORAL MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER.

??? / Amy's Mother // She was bright funny ariticulate. The teacher of the family.

Dean Gunther II / Brother of Victim // Amy's son will never know or experience the relationship between mom and son. Return to index of stories...


DANIEL PROCTOR SENTENCING-REM-LIVE


JUDGE MARGARET STEINBECK ACCEPTED THE PLEA DEAL.

PROCTOR WAS SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS AND ALSO ORDERED TO PAY RESTITUTION IN THE CASE.

THE FAMILY SAYS THEY PLAN TO DONATE THE MONEY TO LEE COUNTY VICTIM SERVICES.

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE LEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE JACLYN BEVIS NBC2. Return to index of stories...


PROCTOR ANCHOR TAG-ONCAM


DANIEL PROCTOR IS CURRENTLY SERVING TWO LIFE SENTENCES IN ALABAMA FOR GRAND THEFT.

HE WAS CONVICTED OF STEALING A CAR AND A GUN - AND RECEIVED THE MAXIMUM PENALTY BECAUSE OF HIS CRIMINAL HISTORY. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY FLOOD PREPARATIONS-trxOC, VO


HELP IS ON THE WAY FOR PROPERTY OWNERS IN LEE COUNTY WHO LIVE ON ROADS PRONE TO FLOODING.

CREWS ARE SCRAMBLING TO CLEAN OUT DRAINAGE DITCHES.

THE COUNTY TYPICALLY RECEIVES 200 COMPLAINTS OF FLOODED DITCHES.

LAST SUMMER'S BUSY RAINY SEASON MORE THAN DOUBLED THE COMPLAINTS.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ARE BEING SPENT TO HIRE OUTSIDE CREWS TO CLEAN THE DITCHES. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY FLOOD PREPARATIONS-SOTVO


Take Sot

Susan Martin - NFM

6 seconds

We can still get in and out- but it's just a driving hazard with the roads flooded.

Take Sot

Tammy Traurig - NFM

10 seconds

Usually they do wait until the last minute and then it is too late. People get the water backed up to houses. Not always the road but NFM has a flooding problem.

THE COUNTY CURRENTLY HAS MORE THAN 60 STREETS ON ITS LIST.

IF YOU WANT TO ADD YOUR ROAD TO THE LIST, CONTACT D-O-T.

ITS INFORMATION IS UNDER NEWSLINKS ON NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-OC, VO


ON FRIDAY, WE TOLD YOU SEVERAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN LEE AND COLLIER COUNTY WILL HAVE TO EXTEND THE CLASS DAY BY ONE HOUR.

WE WANTED TO KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS FOR THE DISTRICTS.

LEE COUNTY OFFICIALS TOLD US THEY WOULD KNOW MORE AS THE SCHOOL YEAR GETS CLOSER.

THE DISTRICT BUDGETED FOR 5 SCHOOLS. 9 WERE LISTED AS LOW PERFORMING.

THE TEACHERS UNION TOLD US THEY WILL BE PAID FOR THE EXTRA HOUR OF WORK.

THE UNION PRESIDENT IS CONCERNED THE TESTING DOES NOT ACCURATELY GRADE STUDENTS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-SOTVO


Mark J. Castellano/President of the Teachers Association 03:58-4:07

Schools are not failing, teachers are not failing, kids are not failing. Our political system is failing us in terms of education

SEVEN SCHOOLS IN COLLIER COUNTY WILL HAVE EXTRA TIME NEXT YEAR.

WE HAVE A LIST OF THE SCHOOLS AFFECTED ON OUR WEBSITE NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


FORECLOSURE MONEY DISTRIBUTION-OC


FLORIDA IS DRAGGING ITS FEET TO HAND OUT RELIEF FUNDS TO PEOPLE WHO CAN'T PAY THEIR MORTGAGES.

WE LEARNED THE STATE HAS ONLY AWARDED ONE-THIRD OF ITS FUNDS TO STRUGGLING HOMEOWNERS.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GAVE FLORIDA ONE BILLION DOLLARS FROM "THE HARDEST HIT FUND" TO BE USED BY DECEMBER OF 2017.

OFFICIALS SAY THEY CRITERIA IS MORE STRICT IN FLROIDA SO THE RELIEF IS GOING OUT SLOWER THAN OTHER STATES.

BUT IF THEY DONT SPEND THE MONEY, THE FUNDS WILL BE LOST. Return to index of stories...


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THEY'RE NOT CHILDPROOF AND THEY CONTAIN ENOUGH NICOTINE TO MAKE YOUR CHILD SICK. AND POSSIBLY KILL THEM.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT E-CIGARETTES.

AND NOW ONE FLORIDA SENATOR IS PUSHING NEW REGULATIONS.

NBC 2 ANCHOR LISA SPOONER IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH WHAT SENATOR BILL NELSON IS PROPOSING. Return to index of stories...


SENATOR NELSON ON ECIGS-PLASMA


THAT'S RIGHT, PETER.

SENATOR NELSON WAS AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ADDRESSING THE CONTROVERSIAL OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

BUT HE ALSO ADDRESSED THE ISSUE OF E-CIGARETTES TARGETING YOUTH.

AN ISSUE HE IS VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT. Return to index of stories...


SENATOR NELSON ON ECIGS-WIPE SOTVO


48:04 So I asked these obvious question.are these child proof? 48:09/ 48:22 If a child gets into that and drinks that concentration; the child is definitely ill and probably dead. 48:29

SENATOR NELSON. ALONG WITH 4 OTHER DEMOCRATS. RECENTLY INTRODUCED LEGISLATION THAT WOULD REQUIRE CHILDPROOF CAPS ON LIQUID NICOTINE USED IN E-CIGARETTES.

NELSON CITES RECENT NUMBERS FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF POISON CONTROL CENTERS. SAYING THAT THIS YEAR WE ARE ON TRACK TO *DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF CALLS FOR LIQUID NICOTINE EXPOSURE IN KIDS.

THE NEW LEGISLATION WOULD CALL FOR RULES REQUIRING SAFER, CHILD-RESISTANT PACKAGING FOR ANY LIQUID NICOTINE SOLD TO CONSUMERS. Return to index of stories...


SENATOR NELSON ON ECIGS-SOTVO


48:32 If the child just spills some of this on their skin it gets absorbed. 48:38/ 51:23 Even in a congress that has so much difficulty in passing something.I think this legislation is going to pass pretty quickly! 51:31

SENATOR NELSON ALSO ADDRESSED THE ISSUE OF *ADVERTISING E-CIGARETTES. Return to index of stories...


SENATOR NELSON ON ECIGS-PLASMA


HE'S CO-SPONSORED A *SEPARATE BILL. WHICH WOULD PROHIBIT THE MARKETING OF E-CIGARETTES TO CHILDREN AND TEENS.

NELSON ARGUES. WE OUGHT TO BAN THE ADVERTISING OF E-CIGARETTES. BECAUSE ITS PURPOSE IS GEARED TO YOUNG PEOPLE TO GET THEM STARTED.

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DOUGLAS GARRIGUS PLEA-OC, (2) SS


A TODDLER'S STEP-FATHER GOT HIS SENTENCE FOR THE TORTURE DEATH OF HIS THREE YEAR STEPSON.

IN OCTOBER, A BABYSITTER TIGHTLY WRAPPED LITTLE MICHAEL MCMULLEN IN A BLANKET AND PINNED IN HIS CRIB.

THE THREE YEAR OLD SUFFOCATED. THE BABYSITTER WAS SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON.

TODAY THE TODDLER'S STEP-FATHER ADMITTED HE WAS IN THE HOME WATCHING MICHAEL. AND DID NOTHING TO HELP HIM, DESPITE THE BOYS DESPERATE CRIES.

DOUGLAS GARRIGUS WILL SERVE 10 YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


TICE FIRES INVESTIGATION-OC, SS, VO


OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT IF THREE FIRES WITHIN A BLOCK OF EACH OTHER ARE RELATED IN TICE.

TWO CARS AND A HOUSE WERE SET ON FIRE ALONG PALM BEACH BOULEVARD THIS MORNING.

THE CALLS CAME IN BETWEEN 1 AND 2 O'CLOCK.

NO ONE WAS HURT IN ANY OF THE FIRES.

OFFICIALS SAY IT'S TOO SOON TO CALL IT AN ARSON INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO OUTLOOK-OC, VO


RESEARCHERS SAY IT'S BEEN A REALLY SLOW START TO THE MOSQUITO SEASON THIS YEAR.

WITHIN THE PAST WEEK, OFFICIALS HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE IN THE INSECTS.

BY THIS TIME OF THE YEAR, LEE MOSQUITO CONTROL HAS BEEN SPRAYING FOR A MONTH.

BUT OFFICIALS JUST STARTED THE AERIAL SPRAYING. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO OUTLOOK-SOTVO


"Very fortunate to live in Cape Coral because they spray so well very mosquitoes."

"Normally, we would have already had our planes out in June with a lot of activity going on. it kind of got postponed until July this year."

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHEN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS GOING TO BE SPRAYED NEXT, WE HAVE A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE SO YOU CAN FIND OUT - NBC-2.COM - JUST CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


FELON ON THE RUN-OC, VO, SS


A MAN ARRESTED FOR A HIGH CHASE ACROSS LEE COUNTY IS WANTED FOR ROBBERY.

DEPUTIES ARE TRYING TO FIND OCTAVIUS PULLENS.

LAST WEEK, HE AN ANOTHER MAN WERE ARRESTED FOR LEADING DEPUTIES ON A CHASE, WHICH ENDED IN LEHIGH ACRES.

PULLENS BONDED OUT.

DEPUTIES BELIEVE PULLENS WAS ON THE RUN BECAUSE HE HAD JUST ROBBED A HOME.

INVESTIGATORS FOUND STOLEN ITEMS INSIDE HIS CAR WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED.

IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHERE HE IS, YOU COULD RECEIVE ONE-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

CONTACT CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


LARRY AGUILAR RALLY-OC, VO, OC


A CANDIDATE-HOPEFUL WILL FIGHT TO GET HIS NAME ON THE UPCOMING BALLOT.

LARRY AGUILAR IS A DEMOCRAT AND SAYS HIS CHECK TO QUALIFY WAS IN TALLAHASSEE ON TIME.

THE ELECTIONS OFFICE SAYS IT WAS LATE.

AGUILAR WANTS TO REPRESENT DISTRICT 79.

IT COVERS PARTS OF LEHIGH ACRES, NORTH FORT MYERS, ALVA, AND BUCKINGHAM.

TOMORROW, AGUILAR WILL OFFICIALLY FILE AN INJUNCTION REQUESTING HIS NAME BE PLACED ON THE BALLOT BEFORE THE AUGUST PRIMARY.

HE SAYS HE HAS PROOF THE PAPERWORK WAS MAILED ON TIME.

REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE MATT CALDWELL AND REPUBLICAN CHALLENGER MATT MILLER ARE THE ONLY TWO CANDIDATES ON THE BALLOT FOR DISTRICT 79. Return to index of stories...


MCGREGOR BLVD CLOSURE-TRXOC, SS


WE HAVE AN NBC-2 TRAFFIC ALERT.

CREWS WILL WORK ALONG MCGREGOR BOULEVARD THIS WEEK.

THEY WILL REPAIR GUARD RAILS WEST OF SUMMERLIN ROAD.

WORK RUNS FROM 9 UNTIL 4.

THE ROAD WILL STAY OPEN, BUT LANES WILL BE CLOSED THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

THE PROJECT WRAPS UP THURSDAY. Return to index of stories...


DISTRACTED DRIVING SIMULATOR-OC, VO


PUNTA GORDA IS ONE OF THE FIRST AREAS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO TRY OUT A DRIVING SIMULATOR.

SUMMER IS ONE OF THE DEADLIEST TIMES OF THE YEAR FOR TEENS BEHIND THE WHEEL.

TRIPLE-A ESTIMATES 261 TEENS DIE DURING EVERY SUMMER MONTH IN TRAFFIC CRASHES.

THAT'S A 26 PERCENT INCREASE COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE YEAR.

THE GROUP IS TACKLING THE ISSUE BY INTRODUCING DRIVING SIMULATORS IN D-M-V'S NATIONWIDE.

PUNTA GORDA IS THE ONLY ONE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO HAVE IT.

IT ALLOWS TEENS TO EXPERIENCE THE DANGERS OF DRIVING DISTRACTED OR DRUNK. Return to index of stories...


DISTRACTED DRIVING SIMULATOR-SOTVO


Penny Smith

AAA Insurance Manager

"They not only don't realize that there are consequences to what can happen to them as far as getting injured, but it'll show them this is how much your insurance is going to go up."

THE GROUP HOPES THIS HELPS TEENS STAY FOCUSED BEHIND THE WHEEL.

THE PUNTA GORDA BRANCH IS ALSO HOLDING A SESSION ON THE SIMULATOR FOR THE ELDERLY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


ONE OF THE STATE'S MOST INVASIVE SPECIES IS HATCHING ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLOIRDA.

RIGHT NOW, WILDLIFE OFFICIALS HAVE NO WAY TO CONTROL THE POPULATION OF BURMESE PYTHONS.

COMING UP, NBC-2 FINDS OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP TRACK THE SNAKES AND STOP THEM FROM SPREADING ACROSS THE STATE.

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ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

ONSHORE FLOW IMPACTS RAIN CHANCES

Widespread showers and thunderstorms will continue rumbling across the interior of the state this evening, though an isolated downpour or storm will still remain possible along the US 41 corridor.

Thanks to a weather feature in the Southeastern United States this week, our winds will hail from the west and southwest late tonight and through Tuesday. This setup is called "onshore flow", and when it happens it alters when we can expect rain in Southwest Florida.

On Tuesday morning, thanks to winds coming from the Gulf of Mexico, we'll have the chance for seeing showers and even a few thunderstorms early in the day. Though many of these areas of rain tend to weaken once they get on land, you'll want to keep this in mind if you're outside early on Tuesday.

Our onshore wind flow pattern will stay in play through Thursday. This means we stand the chance for some rain in the morning each of the next upcoming days, with only isolated chances in the afternoon. In terms of coverage, our afternoon rain chances will be most abundant for communities along and east of I-75.

Temperatures this week look warm and seasonal. Highs are expected in the low 90s through Thursday before jumping back up closer to the mid 90s by Friday.

TROPICAL UPDATE

No tropical cyclones are active in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico. No storm development is expected in the next three to five days. Return to index of stories...


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A PREDATOR IS INVADING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AS WE SPEAK.

THE BURMESE PYTHON.

AND RIGHT NOW IT'S HATCHING SEASON.

NBC-2'S HOLLIE HOJEK DISCOVERED THERE'S NO WAY TO CONTROL THE GROWING POPULATION.

BUT YOU CAN HELP TRACK IT. Return to index of stories...


BURMESE PYTHONS HATCHING-BNR-PKG


:42-46 Ian Bartoszek, conservancy SWFL

:56-1:01 Hollie Hojek stand up

Ian Bartoszek, Conservancy SWFL

:43:40 they've traveled a quite a bit of ways.:02

SLITHERING-

SCALY-

AND *NOT SUPPOSED TO BE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

Ian Bartoszek, Conservancy SWFL

:43: 35 nat pop- these are originally found Vietnam.

THIS BURMESE PYTHON IS TYPICALLY KEPT IN A SECURE-CAGE AT THE LEARNING

LAB-- AT CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-

Nat car driving by--

BUT LATELY- THE INVASIVE SPECIES HAS BEEN SPOTTED ON THE STREETS IN

COLLIER COUNTY.

Ian Bartoszek

:36:39 they are emerging from their eggs right about now.

IT'S BERMESE PYTHON HATCHING SEASON IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

Ian Bartoszek

:36:20 this is a new apex predator in south florida eco system- one were going to have to learn to live with-

THE CONSERVANCY HAS BEEN STUDYING THE INVASIVE PYTHON FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

:41:45 This one is two years old and he's well over four feet.

NOW THEY'RE ASKING THE PUBLIC TO TAKE PART IN THE RESEARCH PROCES.

Ian Bartoszek, Conservancy SWFL

:47:17 We need some eyes on the ground to document the spread of this invasive so we can continue to work towards a more effective management strategy.

RIGHT NOW-- BARTO-ZECK SAID THERE IS **NO WAY TO CONTROL THE BURMESE PYTHON POPULATION FROM GROWING HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

Ian Bartoszek, Conservancy SWFL

:45: 25 This just happens to be one that gets very large and very in charge- that we need to find a technique to manage them because they are likely here to stay.:10

;07

Hollie Hojek SU

"The larger pythons are typically found in the everglades, however the smaller hatchlings are commonly found on the side of the road--The conservancy says if you see one. snap a photo

and note the location on your phone so you can pass it along to the FWC."

Amanda Whitehurst, Lakeland FL

:33:46 You wouldnt really know what one looks like.

no not unless i looked it up and studied it to remember.

ANOTHER PART OF THIS PROCESS- EDUCATION.

THE CONSERVANCY SAID ITS COMMON FOR PEOPLE TO MISTAKE A BURMESE PYTHON WITH NATIVE SNAKES.

Ian Bartoszek

:42:56 spear shaped brown marking on the top of the head- that dark wedge behind the eyes- and these striking giraffe like patterns that go down the body.

:08

THESE PUZZLE-PIECE LOOKING PYTHONS *DO NOT POSE A DIRECT THREAT TO US-

BUT THEY ARE DANGEROUS TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S ECOSYSTEM.

Ian Bartoszek

:47:07 this is not an animal to fear- they are causing a lot of damage in the ecosystem. they are not interested in us.

BUTT SOT

Amanda Whitehurst, Lakeland FL

:35:22 definitely. everyone should help protect the environment, the

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BURMESE PYTHONS HATCHING-TC MON


ANOTHER COOL WAY YOU CAN BE A PART OF THE RESEARCH PROCESS--THE

CONSERVANCY IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS-

YOU CAN BE PART OF THE NIGHTTIME SURVEY--TO

HELP LOOK FOR THE HATCHLINGS AT NIGHT-- WHEN THEY TYPICALLY ARE OUT.

IF YOU SPOT A BURMESE PYTHON ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD-- CALL F-W-C.

WE HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE NBC-2 DOT COM. CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO FIRE HEROES-OC, VO


A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN WAS HONORED FOR SAVING A WOMAN FROM HER BURNING HOME.

RALPH MAROK AND HIS SON GREGORY RESCUED A WOMAN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY.

TODAY THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR HONORED THEM FOR THEIR BRAVERY.

A FIRE STARTED ON HER GRILL AND QUICKLY SPREAD THROUGH HER HOME.

SHE WAS TRAPPED IN A BACK ROOM.

THE MAROKS LIVE NEXT DOOR AND RUSHED TO PULL HER OUT THE WINDOW. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO FIRE HEROES-SOTVO


"You don't expect this, it's just kind of something you did, and I did it, him too without thinking about it, Just to help your neighbors."

SMOKE DETECTORS WERE NOT WORKING IN THE HOME. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO EMPLOYEES IN MN-OC


LEE COUNTY LEADERS ARE CATCHING THE BASEBALL ALL STAR GAME IN MINNESOTA. AND ALSO SCOUTING POTENTIAL BUSINESSES.

THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE WANTS TO MAKE CONNECTIONS WITH MINNESOTA BUSINESSES.

IF COMPANIES EXPAND, LEE COUNTY LEADERS HOPE THEY'LL COME TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. THE SPRING TRAINING HOME FOR THE MINNESOTA TWINS. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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HOME RUN DERBY-ONCAM


THE HOME RUN DERBY CHALLENGE -- IT'S A FAN FAVORITE NO MATTER WHERE THE ALL-STAR GAME IS HELD AT -- TONIGHT 10 PLAYERS WILL COMPETE - INCLUDING LAST YEAR'S CHAMP FROM OAKLAND YOENIS CES-PEDES Return to index of stories...


HOME RUN DERBY-VOTOPS


THE LIST ALSO INCLUDES - 2 FORT MYERS MIRACLE ALUM -- LONG TIME TWIN JUSTIN MORNEAU WHO IS NOW WITH COLORADO AND BRIAN DOZIER WHO HAS HAD A HUGE POWER SURGE THIS SUMMER -- HITTING 18 LONG BALLS -- EQUALING HIS TOTAL FROM ALL OF 2013 ALREADY Return to index of stories...


HOME RUN DERBY-SOT


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MLB STARTERS-ONCAM


THE DERBY STARTS AT 8PM -- THE STARTING PITCHERS FOR THE GAME TUESDAY NIGHT WERE ANNOUNCED THIS AFTERNOON -- FELIX HERNANDEZ FROM SEATTLE STARTS FOR THE AL -- WHILE ST LOUIS CARDINAL ADAM WAINWRIGHT GOES FOR THE NATIONAL LEAGUE -- REMEMBER THE WINNER GETS HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE IN THE WORLD SERIES --- Return to index of stories...


BRITISH OPEN PAIRINGS-CG-VOBOX


A WEEK AFTER HIS SISTER PASSED AWAY - NORTH FORT MYERS GRAD GEORGE MCNEILL WILL TEE UP UP FOR THE BRITISH OPEN ALONGSIDE CHRIS STROUD AND SOUTH AFRICA'S RICHARD STERNE -- MCNEILL ABLE TO COMPETE THANKS TO THAT 2ND PLACE FINISH AT THE GREENBRIER CLASSIC ON JULY 6TH -- TEE TIME IS 10:33AM EASTERN TIME -- STARTING THIS THURSDAY Return to index of stories...


MO MARTIN GOLF-VOTOPS


YESTERDAY'S WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN IS SOMETHING NAPLES RESIDENT MO MARTIN WILL NEVER FORGET -- ON THE 18TH HOLE -- HER 2ND SHOT NEARLY WENT IN -- SHE WOULD TAP IN FOR AN EAGLE AND THAT WOULD BE THE DIFFERENCE MAKER -- SHE WON THE EVENT BY 1 STROKE AND HAD A LOT OF SUPPORT THRU THE FINAL 18 HOLES --- Return to index of stories...


MO MARTIN GOLF-SOT


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NCAA TROPHY-VOTOPS


WITH THE NEW COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SYSTEM -- COMES A BRAND NEW TROPHY FOR THE WINNER OF THE BIG GAME -- WHICH WILL BE PLAYED ON JANUARY 12TH, 2015 AT AT&T STADIUM -- THE TROPHY STANDS MORE THAN 2 FEET FALL, MADE OF 24 KARAT GOLD, BRONZE, AND STAINLESS STEAL -- NICE PIECE OF HARDWARE TO TAKE HOME -- Return to index of stories...


SEC MEDIA DAY-ONCAM


COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON WILL BE HERE BEFORE WE KNOW IT -- A SIGN OF THAT -- THE SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE MEDIA DAY TOOK PLACE THIS AFTERNOON -- FLORIDA GATORS COMING OFF A DISAPPOINTING 4-8 YEAR WILL LOOK TO REBOUND IN 2014 --- Return to index of stories...


SEC MEDIA DAY-SOT


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SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-ONCAM


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AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-OC, VO


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DRONE PHOTOGRAPHS-3 (SS)


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ATTACH A CAMERA TO A DRONE?

YOU GET SOME PRETTY INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHS.

A WEBSITE IS DEDICATED TO FEATURING PICTURES TAKEN IN THE AIR.

THIS PICTURE WON A COMPETITION HOSTED BY THE SITE, DRONESTAGRAM,.

THIS WAS TAKEN IN BALI.

A CROWD OF PEOPLE IN THE PHILIPPINES WON SECOND PLACE.

AND A FRANCE SKYLINE CAPTURED THIRD PLACE.

PRIZES INCLUDED A SPREAD IN THE FRENCH NATIONAL GEORGRAPHY MAGAZINE. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


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