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DIRECTORS PAGE TEASE ONE
HLA insurance bust-trxVID IN TC MON TZ1 A) mosquito spray-2 SH, VO
HLB mosquito spray-VID IN TC MON TZ1 B) drone aerials-VO
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
HLC weather hl-trxWX CNTR 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
TOSS TO SOPHIE-OC, TBX STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
INSURANCE BUST-LIVE U 2 ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
INSURANCE BUST-BNR-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
INSURANCE BUST-LIVE U 2 FGCU MOSQUITO STUDY-2 SHOT
TOSS TO JIM-OC, trxEANBX FGCU MOSQUITO STUDY-BNR-PKG
VICTIMS OF INVESTIGATION-NSRM FGCU MOSQUITO STUDY-TC MON
VICTIMS OF INVESTIGATION-(3) CG RVL, SS PAYCHECKS FOR PATRIOTS-OC, VO
VICTIMS OF INVESTIGATION-NSRM PAYCHECKS FOR PATRIOTS-SOTVO
TOSS TO DAVE-OC, SS, OC HIRING OUR HEROES-OC
MAYOR SIGNS FREE MARRIAGE PETITION-TC MON WORKERS LOVE FL-OC
MAYOR SIGNS FREE MARRIAGE PETITION-BNR-PKG SOUTH SEAS ELECTRIC CARS-OC
MAYOR SIGNS FREE MARRIAGE PETITION-TC MON SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
GAY MARRIAGE BREAKOUT-OC ALL STAR GAME-VO OFF TOP
NEW PREGNANCY RULES-OC, VIDBOX PERKINS CLOSES IT OUT-ONCAM
NEW PREGNANCY RULES-SOTVO PERKINS REAX-SOTTOPS
PREGNANCY BREAKOUT-OC CHRIS SALE ALL STAR INNING-VOTOPS
FM ROBBERY-trxPLASMA, VO IN PLASMA, SS, VO TROY BEALL ESTERO HEAD COACH-ONCAM
FM ROBBERY-VO IN PLASMA MO MARTIN-VOTOPS
LIGHTNING PROTECTION-OC, VO MARTIN REAX-SOTTOPS
LIGHTNING PROTECTION-SOTVO BRITISH OPEN PREPS-VOTOPS
TEXTING SCAM CAPE-trxOC BRITISH REAX-SOTTOPS
BONITA BEACH CROSSWALK-OC, VO SPORTS CLOSE-ONCAM
BONITA BEACH CROSSWALK-SOTVO AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
SPIEGEL IN COURT-VO, SS 11 PM TEASE-OC, VO
SPIEGEL IN COURT-TRXVO TARPON DRONE VIDEO-OC, VO
MISSING COLLIER CO MAN-OC, SS CLOSE-4SHOT


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HLA insurance bust-trxVID IN TC MON


A HUGE INSURANCE FRAUD BUST IN COLLIER COUNTY.

PEOPLE CRIED AS THEY FOUND OUT THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS ARE UNDER ARREST. ACCUSED OF STEALING IDENTITIES OF DEAD PEOPLE.

NBC-2 FINDS OUT IF ANY OF THE VICTIMS ARE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


HLB mosquito spray-VID IN TC MON


MOSQUITO CONTROL IS OUT IN FULL FORCE THIS SUMMER.

BUT HOW HARMFUL ARE THE CHEMICALS COVERING THE GROUND?

NBC-2 FINDS OUT IF IT'S KILLING MORE THAN MOSQUITOES. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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HLC weather hl-trxWX CNTR


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TOSS TO SOPHIE-OC, TBX


A MASIVE INSURANCE FRAUD BUST IN NAPLES

DOZENS OF WORKERS AT A PRODUCE COMPANY ARE SUSPECTED OF STEALING IDENTITIES OF THE DECEASED TO PAY FOR THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE.

THE NBC-2 INVESTIGATORS DUG UP WHERE THE VICTIMS WERE TARGETED.

BUT FIRST, NEW DETAILS ABOUT TODAY'S RAID.

NBC-2'S SOPHIE NIELSEN-KOLDING IS OUTSIDE "INCREDIBLE FRESH", ON MERCANTILE AVENUE WITH NEW DETAILS ONWHAT HAPPENED Return to index of stories...


INSURANCE BUST-LIVE U 2


AT THIS HOUR 44 PEOPLE ARE IN CUSTODY -- AND nearly 90 percent of the employees here are accused of using fake identies --- One man who was inside during the raid - gives us a glimpse of how it went down. Return to index of stories...


INSURANCE BUST-BNR-PKG


Raul Vidaurri/ employee who was released

144213 some of them did tell me some things, they told me if something happens to me can you please tell my family members thy I love them and care about them. Someone else told me, tell my girlfriend I love her very much and have me his locker and everything to take care of. 15

N-B-C TWO CAUGHT THE AFTERMATH -- AS FAMILY AND FRIENDS BROKE DOWN -- NOT KNOWING WHERE THEIR LOVED ONES WERE.

RAUL VIDAURRI TELLS N-B-C TWO HIS CO-WORKERS WERE THINKING THE WORSE.

SOT 144036 that's when they started calling all the girls in one room and all the guys in another room. 5

WHILE VIDAURRI'S PAPERWORK CHECKED OUT -- A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ACCUSED OF WORKING ILLEGALLY.

144606 a total of 146 of incredible fresh's 169 employees had used stolen or fictitious identification to gain employment. 9

SOME OF THOSE- WERE STOLEN -- SOME FROM DEAD PEOPLE.

145039 we have 27 identify theft victims in 25 states across the country.5

MAJOR GEOFFREY BRANCH WITH THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF INSURANCE FRAUD SAYS SO FAR THERES NO INDICATION THAT ANYONE AFFILIATED WITH THE COMPANY KNEW.

144940 it's very difficult lawyers are not document experts if they're provided a document that appears to be authentic they have to take it under face value 9 Return to index of stories...


INSURANCE BUST-LIVE U 2


NOW INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT who made all those fake identity documents. Immigration and customs enforcement will also look at each case. Reporting live in collier county SNK NBC2 Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JIM-OC, trxEANBX


WE DUG DEEPER INTO HOW THE STATE PROTECTS AGAINST THIS TYPE OF FRAUD.

NBC2 INVESTIGATOR JIM SPIEWAK CONTINUES OUR TEAM COVERAGE TONIGHT.

JIM - HOW CAN AN OPERATION LIKE THIS GET SO BIG - NEARLY 86 PERCENT OF THE WORKERS HAD FAKE I-DS? Return to index of stories...


VICTIMS OF INVESTIGATION-NSRM


PETER - I'M TOLD THIS INVESTIGATION STARTED IN MID 2013 WHEN THAT FORMER EMPLOYEE FIRST CAME FORWARD AND ADMITTED HE, AND MANY OTHERS, USED A FAKE I-D TO GET EMPLOYEMENT WITH INCREDIBLE FRESH.

AGENTS CALL THIS A "LARGE SCALE FRAUD OPERATION" AND SAY WHEN SOMEONE COMES FORWARD THE WAY HE DID IN THIS CASE, AGENTS MUST ACT AGGRESSIVELY. Return to index of stories...


VICTIMS OF INVESTIGATION-(3) CG RVL, SS


WE CAN CONFIRM TONIGHT SOME OF THE STOLEN ID'S WERE FROM PEOPLE IN FLORIDA.

THESE ARE PEOPLE THAT MAY NOW HAVE TO PAY INCOME TAX ON INCOME THEY NEVER EARNED.

AS FOR HOW THE STATE PROTECTS US FROM FRAUD.

AGENTS TELL ME THEY USE DATA ANALYSIS SOFTWARE TO CHECK ID'S AGAINST DEAD PEOPLE AND THOSE IN JAIL.

NO WORD AS TO WHY THAT SOFTWARE DIDN'T WORK IN THIS CASE.

WHEN ASKED IF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE INVOLVED.

AGENTS TELL ME THEY HAVE STRONG SUSPICION TO BELIEVE SO BASED ON TIPS FROM THE ORIGINAL WHISTLE BLOWER

BUT ARE NOT CONFIRMING ANYTHING THIS EARLY ON.

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT IS BEING CONSULTED AS PART OF THIS INVESTIGATION.

TONIGHT THE AGENCY TELLS ME CRIMINAL CHARGES TAKE PRECEDENCE AND THEN THEY CAN INVESTIGATE ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. Return to index of stories...


VICTIMS OF INVESTIGATION-NSRM


WHICH MEANS, WE MAY NOT SEE ICE INVOLVEMENT FOR MORE THAN A YEAR.

ICE AGREES, THIS DOES ALLOW FOR PEOPLE TO POTENTIALLY SLIP THROUGH THE CRACKS, BUT SAY THEY MUST LET THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF INSURANCE FRAUD DO ITS JOB FIRST.

REPORTING IN THE NR, JS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO DAVE-OC, SS, OC


MAYORS ACROSS FLORIDA ARE PLEDGING THEIR SUPPORT FOR GAY MARRIAGE.

ANY DAY NOW, A MIAMI JUDGE WILL DECIDED WHETHER TO OVERTURN FLORIDA'S BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

SIX COUPLES ARE CHALLENGING THE LAW.

TODAY THE MAYOR OF CAPE CORAL JUMPED INTO THE FREY.

NBC-2'S DAVE ELIAS FOUND OUT IT WASN'T ANY EASY DECISION FOR HER. Return to index of stories...


MAYOR SIGNS FREE MARRIAGE PETITION-TC MON


CAPE CORAL MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI IS THE FIRST MAYOR IN SOUTWEST FLORIDA TO PUBLICLY ENDORSE SAME SEX MARRIAGE.

HER ENDORSEMENT LEAVES FLORIDA WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF SUPPORTIVE MAYORS IN STATES WHERE GAY MARRIAGE IS BANNED. Return to index of stories...


MAYOR SIGNS FREE MARRIAGE PETITION-BNR-PKG


MARNI SAWICKI TOOK TO FACEBOOK TODAY TO ANNOUNCE SHE SUPPORTS THE FREEDOM TO MARRY INITIATIVE.

debbie Defaira/Cape Coral / 01:39:14 I think it's about time.

SAWICKI IS AMONG 35 MAYORS IN FLORIDA TO SIGN ON.

marc Solomon/Freedom to Marry / :45 That's one of the largest numbers of mayors of any state in the country that have stood up and committed their support the cause.:56

SAWICKI IS A DEMOCRAT WHO DESCRIBES HERSELF AS FISCIALLY CONSERVATIVE AND SOCIALLY LIBERAL.

marni Sawicki/Cape Coral Mayor / 01:35:22 The reason I signed it is because I believe it's about human rights and freedom of choice. I believe it's the right thing to do. 01:35:28

CAPE CORAL DOES TEND TO LEAN CONSERVATIVE AND THE MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENT DOESN'T SIT WELL WITH SOME OF HER CONSTITUENTS.

bob / 01:41:07 She'll never get any support from me if she's going to come out. 01:41:10

01:33:00 As a Christian I am appalled that she would come out and publicly okay with that. 01:33:05

THE GROUP FREEDOM TO MARRY ARUGES THOSE CHRISTIAN VALUES ARE CHANGING.

CITING A POLL BY PUBLIC RELIGION RESEARCH WHICH 57% OF FLORIDANS SUPPORT SAME SEX MARRIAGE.

debbie Dafaira / 01:39:16 I totally believe everyone should be allowed to love and be with who they want to be with. 01:39:20 Return to index of stories...


MAYOR SIGNS FREE MARRIAGE PETITION-TC MON


SO FAR MORE THAN 450 MAYORS NATIONWIDE HAVE SIGNED ON.

I DID CONTACT MAYORS IN OTHER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITIES LIKE FORT MYERS, NAPLES AND PORT CHARLOTTE TO SEE IF THEY PLAN TO SUPPORT THE FREEDOM TO MARRY INITIATIVE.

NONE OF THEM RETURNED MY PHONE CALLS.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO, DAVE ELIAS NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE BREAKOUT-OC


NBC-2 WAS IN MIAMI FOR A HEARING ON THE LAWSUIT.

THE CASE CHALLENGES AN AMENDMENT APPROVED IN 2008.

IF THE BAN IS OVERTURNED, FLORIDA WILL BECOME THE TWENTIETH STATE TO LEGALIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. Return to index of stories...


NEW PREGNANCY RULES-OC, VIDBOX


FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 30 YEARS, THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT AGENCY UPDATED ITS GUIDELINES REGARDING PREGNANCY.

THE NEW RULES PROTECT WOMEN *AND* MEN FROM DISCRIMINATION.

THE NEW GUIDELINES BAN EMPLOYERS FROM FORCING PREGNANT WORKERS TO TAKE LEAVE--

INSTEAD, EMPLOYERS MUST PROVIDE A LIGHTER WORKLOAD.

ONCE THE BABY IS BORN, LACTATION IS COVERED AS A MEDICAL CONDITION.

BOSSES MUST PROVIDE FLEXIBILE SCHEDULES AND A PRIVATE PLACE TO PUMP.

EMPLOYERS WHO ALLOW MARTERNITY LEAVE MUST OFFER IT EQUALLY TO WOMEN AND MEN. Return to index of stories...


NEW PREGNANCY RULES-SOTVO


Peggy Mastroianni -- Legal Counsel for the EEOC

00:09:09 "If you protect pregnant workers you're protecting families and that protects both men and women." 00:09:16

THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION IS CALLING THIS A VICTORY.

THEY SAY IT'S THE FIRST STEP TO STOP FORCING PREGNANT WORKERS OFF THE JOB. Return to index of stories...


PREGNANCY BREAKOUT-OC


WE'VE MADE IT EASY FOR YOU TO CHECK OUT ALL THE NEW RULES, GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM, CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


FM ROBBERY-trxPLASMA, VO IN PLASMA, SS, VO


A CRIME ALERT TONIGHT IN A FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD ALONG MCGREGOR BOULEVARD.

A FORT MYERS MOTHER LEFT HER HOME TO TAKE HER DAUGHTER TO A NEARBY SUMMER CAMP. JUST TWO MINUTES LATER, THIEVES SWOOP INTO HER DRIVEWAY.

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS THE BAD GUYS IN THE RED CAR.

IT HAPPENED ALONG GRIFFIN BOULEVARD ON FRIDAY IN THE UPSCALE PALMETTO POINT COMMUNITY. RIGHT NEXT TO THE GULF HARBOUR COUNTRY CLUB.

THE TIME STAMP ON THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS IT WAS 4 MINUTES PAST THE HOUR.

IN JUST 15 MINUTES, THE THIEVES WERE IN AND OUT OF THE HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


FM ROBBERY-VO IN PLASMA


THEY SMASHED IN A SLIDING DOOR. STEALING NEARLY 7-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF ELECTRONICS AND JEWELRY.

AND THEY WERE ABLE TO TAKE OFF BEFORE THE MOTHER GOT HOME.

SHE WAS GONE LESS THAN 30 MINUTES AND NEIGHBORS NEVER NOTICED ANYTHING.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION, CONTACT CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING PROTECTION-OC, VO


IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY WEEK LATELY THAT LIGHTNING HAS STARTED A HOUSE FIRE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TODAY, WE CHECKED WITH AN APPLIANCE STORY TO ASK ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT EXPENSIVE APPLIANCES AND ELECTRONICS INSIDE YOUR HOME. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING PROTECTION-SOTVO


sot

5021 you get inside and get a ups or a surge protector, those are going to work some of the time, but they're not going to work all of the time.

5042 a lot of damages that happens to television comes through the cable, not just the power source

NBC-2 CHECKED WITH FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT. THROUGH THEIR AFFILIATE YOU CAN GET A UNIT PUT ON YOUR METER TO HELP PROTECT YOU.

SOME HOME-OWNERS INSURANCE AGENCIES ALSO OFFER WHAT'S CALLED EQUIPMENT BREAKDOWN COVERAGE. Return to index of stories...


TEXTING SCAM CAPE-trxOC


A CRIME ALERT TO PEOPLE WITH CELL PHONES.

A TEXTING SCAM IS CIRCULATING IN FLORIDA AND CAPE CORAL POLICE SAY IT'S A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE IT HITS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

PEOPLE RECEIVE A TEXT MESSAGE THAT THEIR DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD IS BLOCKED.

A LINK IS PROVIDED FOR A PERSON TO RE-ACTIVATE THE CARD.

IT'S A SCAM.

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL BANK IF YOU BELIEVE YOUR ACCOUNT HAS BEEN ACCESSED. Return to index of stories...


BONITA BEACH CROSSWALK-OC, VO


CONSTRUCTION WORKERS STARTED *AND* NEARLY FINISHED A PEDESTRIAN SAFETY PROJECT WHERE NEARLY 500 PEOPLE CROSS EVERY DAY ON BONITA BEACH.

ONLY OUR CAMERAS WERE ROLLING AT HICKORY BOULEVARD.

LEE COUNTY DEEMED THE INTERSECTION "DANGEROUS."

CREWS ARE NARROWING THE RIGHT TURN LANE, ADDING IN MORE MARKINGS ON THE ROAD AND MAKING DRIVERS STOP 20 FEET BEFORE THE CROSSWALK NOW. Return to index of stories...


BONITA BEACH CROSSWALK-SOTVO


SOT

:10 Dana Gould, Crossing to Bonita Beach "People will be coming around the turn and they don't realize it's going to turn into one lane, so they'll hurry up and cut somebody off which also at that time they may not see people trying to cross the road."

THIS IS A RELATIVELY CHEAP PROJECT - ONLY 12,000 DOLLARS.

IT'S SUPPOSED TO WRAP UP BY FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


SPIEGEL IN COURT-VO, SS


IT WILL TAKE TIME BEFORE AN ACCUSED MURDERER GOES TO TRIAL.

INVESTIGATORS SAY MICHAEL SPIEGEL KILLED HIS EX-WIFE AND HER FIANCE DAYS BEFORE THEIR WEDDING.

IN COURT TODAY, HIS ATTORNEY'S SAID THEY ARE GOING THROUGH EVIDENCE IN THE CASE.

THEY ARE SETTING UP INTERVIEWS WITH 80 STATE WITNESSES.

IN MAY, MARILYN SPIEGEL AND HARRY CARLIP WERE SHOT ON THEIR BOAT NEAR SALTY SAMS MARINA NEAR FORT MYERS BEACH. Return to index of stories...


SPIEGEL IN COURT-TRXVO


INVESTIGATORS SAY SPIEGEL CAME ONTO THEIR BOAT, KILLED THEM, THEN SET THE BOAT ON FIRE.

WITNESSES SAID THEY WATCHED SPIEGEL WALK AWAY, COVERED IN BLOOD.

HE'S DUE BACK IN COURT IN SEPTEMBER. Return to index of stories...


MISSING COLLIER CO MAN-OC, SS


THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEEDS HELP FINDING A NORTH NAPLES MAN.

46 YEAR OLD JEFFREY KATANICH DISAPPEARED WAS REPORTED MISSING ON MONDAY.

HE MAY BE NEAR U-S 41 AND IMMOKALEE ROAD.

IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHERE HE IS, CONTACT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


WE REALLY ON MOSQUITO CONTROL TO HELP GET RID OF THE PESKY BUGS. BUT ARE THE CHEMICALS KILLING MORE THAN JUST MOSQUITOES?

NBC-2 DISCOVERS GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THAT WILL ANSWER THE QUESTION.

AND - INCREDIBLE VIDEO ABOVE BOCA GRANDE.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A DRONE GOES ALONG FOR THE RIDE ON A TARPON FISHING TRIP.

AD LIB WEATHER TEASE Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) mosquito spray-2 SH, VO


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TZ1 B) drone aerials-VO


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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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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.

SHOWERS AND STORMS CONTINUE TONIGHT

The weather pattern for the rest of tonight and tomorrow will continue to feature passing showers and thunderstorms. Upper level winds are still out of the west and will push the rain from the Gulf of Mexico, across the beaches, and toward the east coast. Most of the time we can count on rain to generally occur in the late day. This pattern will deliver showers at any time of day or night. It looks like this will last through Friday.

Expect brief downpours, gusty winds and lightning as the storms move through this evening and again tomorrow morning. Temperatures will continue to be in the mid 70's and lower 90's through the end of the week.

The westerly winds shift by the weekend and we will return to 'normal' July weather with quiet mornings and afternoon thunderstorms. The tropics are quiet and no storms are expected to develop for the next 3 to 5 days. Return to index of stories...


FGCU MOSQUITO STUDY-2 SHOT


MOSQUITO CONTROL IS OUT USING HELICOPTERS TO SPRAY FOR THE ANNOYING INSECTS.

BUT ARE THE CHEMICALS SAFE FOR OTHER BUGS, LIKE BEES AND BUTTERFLIES?

SCIENTISTS AND STUDENTS FROM FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY ARE TRYING TO FIND THE ANSWER IN GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH.

NBC-2'S CLIFTON FRENCH TAKES US INTO THE LAB. Return to index of stories...


FGCU MOSQUITO STUDY-BNR-PKG


PKG:

AT FGCU -- STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS ARE LOOKING THROUGH DOZENS OF CONTAINERS OF BUGS --

THOUSANDS OF MOSQUITOS --

ANTS, BEES -- BUTTERFLIES -- YOU NAME IT --

ALL A PART OF A STUDY FUNDED BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES -- TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CERTAIN PESTICIDE CALLED NALED IS SPRAYED ALONG OUR COAST -- USED BY MOSQUITO CONTROL TO KILL ADULT MOSQUITOS.

"The purpose of the study is to figure out what happens to the pesticide later and also if there are other insects killed, like these ants."

"I appreciate being able to go out at night and not donate blood to swarms of mosquitos. But i also know that we are all dependent on a healthy environment."

SCIENTIST AND PROFESSOR WIN EVERHAM IS LEADING THE FIELD RESEARCH --

HE'S FOUND DEAD BUGS -- LIKE ANTS AND FLIES -- THE QUESTION IS, WAS IT THE PESTICIDE THAT KILLED THEM?

'It's hard for me as an ecologist to imagine that there aren't any impacts. But it's real important for us to unravel exactly what those causes are and how long lasting they are."

"We've been using ariel adulticiding for 30 years."

THAT'S LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL DIRECTOR JONATHAN HORNBY.

HE'S ALSO ASSISTING WITH THE RESEARCH --

HE SAYS THE WAY THE PESTICIDE IS APPLIED HAS LITTLE IMPACT ON OTHER INSECTS --

IT'S SPRAYED IN A FOG THAT ONLY STICKS TO CERTAIN FLYING INSECTS --

AND IT'S DONE AT NIGHT -- WHEN, FOR THE MOST PART -- ONLY MOSQUITO'S ARE ACTIVE.

"We know there's very little effect on non-targets, but it needs to be documented."

BUT EVERHAM AND HIS COLLEGES SAY -- IT'S TOO EARLY TO TELL --

HOPEFULLY THEIR RESEARCH WILL YIELD SOME ANSWERS. Return to index of stories...


FGCU MOSQUITO STUDY-TC MON


THIS RESEARCH ALSO FOCUSED ON FISH, FROGS, BEES AND BUTTERFLIES --

SO FAR -- I'M TOLD THERE HASN'T BEEN AN EFFECT ON BEES AND TADPOLES --

RESULTS FOR ALL OF THIS WONT BE COMPLETED UNTIL AT LEAST NEXT MONTH.

IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE -- JUST GO TO OUR WEBSITE, NBC-2.COM

IN THE STUDIO, CF, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


PAYCHECKS FOR PATRIOTS-OC, VO


TODAY DOZENS OF VETERANS IN COLLIER COUNTY TRIED TO FIND WORK.

THE SECOND ANNUAL "PAYCHECKS FOR PATRIOTS" JOB FAIR HAPPENED AT THE CAREER SOURCE CENTER IN NAPLES.

JOBS IN EVERY SECTOR FROM RETAIL TO LAW ENFORCEMENT WERE AVAILABLE.

ONE MARINE TELLS US HE HAS STRUGGLED TO FIND A JOB SINCE RETURNING HOME. Return to index of stories...


PAYCHECKS FOR PATRIOTS-SOTVO


:12 Jessie Vellos, Marine Veteran

They told us basically you're joining the military well pay for your school you'll get too jobs. Well guess what guys. I find myself in this situation today. But I haven't given up and I won't give up.

EXPERTS ESTIMATE HALF OF THE VETERANS IN OUR AREA ELIGIBLE TO WORK ARE UNEMPLOYED. Return to index of stories...


HIRING OUR HEROES-OC


NBC NEWS IS WORKING WITH THE U-S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HELP EMPLOY OUR NATION'S VETERANS.

THE "HIRING OUR HEROES" CAMPAIGN HAS EMPLOYED MORE THAN 21-THOUSAND VETERANS SO FAR.

MORE THAN 14-HUNDRED BUSINESSES ARE PARTICIPATING.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM.

GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


WORKERS LOVE FL-OC


A NEW STUDY SHOWS WORKERS LOVE THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

THE SUNSHINE STATE IS SECOND IN THE NATION FOR RETAINING EMPLOYERS.

IT'S ALSO SECOND IN ATTRACTING NEW WORKERS.

TEXAS RANKS NUMBER ONE.

TWO MAIN REASONS FOR PEOPLE MOVING TO ANOTHER STATE?

THE ECONOMY AND THE WEATHER. Return to index of stories...


SOUTH SEAS ELECTRIC CARS-OC


SOUTH SEAS RESORT IS CATERING TO THE ECO-FRIENDLY.

THE LUXURY GETAWAY ON CAPTIVA ISLAND INSTALLED TWO TESLA CHARGING STATIONS FOR ELECTRIC CARS.

THE EQUIPMENT FULLY CHARGES A CAR IN LESS THAN FIVE HOURS.

IT TYPICALLY TAKES AN ENTIRE NIGHT.

THE STATIONS ARE ALREADY UP AND RUNNING. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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ALL STAR GAME-VO OFF TOP


LAST NIGHT IN MINNEAPOLIS BELONGED TO DEREK JETER.

PLAYING IN HIS 14TH AND FINAL ALL-STAR GAME. THE YANKEE CAPTAIN DOUBLED IN HIS FIRST AT-BAT. AND WENT TWO-FOR-TWO WITH A RUN.

AND HE MAY HAVE HANDED THE TORCH TO THE NEXT FACE OF BASEBALL. MIKE TROUT. DRIVING IN THE GO-AHEAD RUN WITH THIS DOUBLE IN THE FIFTH. HE ALSO HAD AN R-B-I TRIPLE.

TROUT. YOUR M-V-P IN A 5-3 AMERICAN LEAGUE WIN. Return to index of stories...


PERKINS CLOSES IT OUT-ONCAM


THE HOMETOWN BOY HAD A NIGHT HE'LL ALWAYS TREASURE, TOO.

TWINS CLOSER GLEN PERKINS. GETTING THE SAVE ON HIS HOMEFIELD WITH A ONE-TWO-THREE NINTH.

THE MINNESOTA CROWD GAVE PERKINS A BIG HAND.

AND HE ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF THE HISTORIC NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


PERKINS REAX-SOTTOPS


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CHRIS SALE ALL STAR INNING-VOTOPS


FORMER F-G-C-U STAR CHRIS SALE WAS ON THE WINNING SIDE FOR THE SECOND-STRAIGHT YEAR.

SALE GAVE UP A RUN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS ALL-STAR CAREER ON A JONATHAN LUCROY R-B-I DOUBLE. BUT ALSO STRUCK OUT ANOTHER BREWER, CARLOS GOMEZ.

SALE PITCHED ONE INNING. LEAVING WITH A 4-3 A-L LEAD. Return to index of stories...


TROY BEALL ESTERO HEAD COACH-ONCAM


ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL DIDN'T HAVE TO LOOK TOO FAR TO FIND ITS NEW BASEBALL HEAD COACH.

TROY BEALL. WHO WAS THE PITCHING COACH AND FRANK TURCO'S ASSISTANT FOR THE PAST EIGHT YEARS. IS ESTERO'S NEW TOP DOG.

I SPOKE WITH TROY ON THE PHONE THIS AFTERNOON.

HE SAYS HE BLEEDS BLUE AND WHITE. AND IS THRILLED FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE THE WILDCATS' HEAD COACH. Return to index of stories...


MO MARTIN-VOTOPS


NAPLES'S MO MARTIN HAD NEVER WON AN L-P-G-A TOUR EVENT IN 63 TRIES BEFORE SUNDAY.

BUT AFTER COMING FROM BEHIND TO WIN THE BRITISH WOMEN'S OPEN. MARTIN IS NOW A MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP. AND WILL BE SHOOTING FOR HER SECOND-STRAIGHT TOUR WIN IN THE MARATHON CLASSIC IN OHIO.

SHE'LL TEE IT UP FOR ROUND ONE TOMORROW JUST BEFORE ONE P-M. Return to index of stories...


MARTIN REAX-SOTTOPS


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BRITISH OPEN PREPS-VOTOPS


THE MEN'S BRITISH OPEN BEGINS TOMORROW. AND LOTS OF EYES WILL BE ON THE GROUP PLAYING JUST AFTER FOUR P-M EASTERN TIME. TIGER WOODS, HENRIK STENSON, AND ANGEL CABRERA.

THAT'S SOME STAR POWER RIGHT THERE.

IN FACT. WOODS ISN'T EVEN THE HIGHEST RANKED PLAYER IN THE THREESOME.

HE'S SEVENTH. STENSON. SECOND IN THE WORLD. Return to index of stories...


BRITISH REAX-SOTTOPS


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SPORTS CLOSE-ONCAM


HEAT COACH ERIK SPOELSTRA MET WITH THE MEDIA TODAY.

HE SAID THE HEAT WERE IN PANIC MODE FOR 2-3 HOURS AFTER LEBRON JAMES DECIDED TO LEAVE MIAMI. BUT THEN CAME UP WITH A GOOD PLAN B.

LANCE STEPHENSON IS LEAVING THE INDIANA PACERS TO SIGN WITH THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS.

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AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-OC, VO


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TARPON DRONE VIDEO-OC, VO


INCREDIBLE VIDEO IS MAKING THE ROUNDS ON FACEBOOK.

A DRONE CAPTURED A DAY OF TARPON FISHING OFF BOCA GRANDE.

THOMAS SCOGGINS POSTED THE VIDEO ON TUESDAY.

WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO PLAY THE ENTIRE CLIP.

IF YOU WANT TO WATCH IT, GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM, CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


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