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ANCHOR SUPERS TEASE 3-2SHOT
DIRECTORS PAGE 1) CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-VO
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP 2) KILLS SPIDER WITH FIRE BURNS HOUSE-VOTOPS
HEADLINES BREAK SIX 5:27:01 AM
HL1) PLANE CRASH-trxVOTOPS HEADLINES-trxTCMON(3)VO'S
HL2) TAMPA TEEN RETURNS-trxSOTTOPS VO HL1)PLANE CRASH-vo
HL3)BMW RECALL-trxVOTOPS HL2) TEENS TORTOISE TORTURE-vo
GOOD MORNING-2SHOT HL3) CASINO BOAT-vo
5:00 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL GOOD MORNING(spider house fire)-trxVO IN PLASMA
CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-trx2 SHOT SS 5:30 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL
CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SSTOPS FLY LIVE TRAFFIC-NAVI
CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-REM CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-trxOMNI EAniBx
CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-(2)SS VO CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SSTOPS FLY LIVE
CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-REM
CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-REM CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-ss
LANDING ON CAPTIVA-WIPE VOTOPS CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO
MEDSTAR CRASH-WIPE VOTOPS CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-REM
FM CARJACKING-trxZMAP SS FM CARJACKING-trxONCAM
LEE COUNTY BURGLARY-OTS-VO SPIEGEL IN COURT-VO, SS
LEE COUNTY BURGLARY-SOTVO SPIEGEL IN COURT-TRXVO
SEX PREDATOR HIRED-OC-SS-BNR MISSING COLLIER CO MAN-OC, SS
SEX PREDATOR HIRED-SOTVO CHAR CO STORM DRAINS-VO-WIPE
SPIEGEL IN COURT-OC, SS VO CHAR CO STORM DRAINS-SOTVO
ROBERT MOORE IN COURT-trxVOTOPS FL PERRYWINKLE TRIAL HEARING-trxOC VO
TAMPA TEEN RETURNS-VO FL NO MARIJUANA RALLY-OTS VO
TAMPA TEEN RETURNS-SOT VO FL NO MARIJUANA RALLY-SOTVO
ISRAEL GAZA VIOLENCE-VO FL TEENS TORTURE TORTOISE-trxOC VO
RUSSIA SANCTIONS-OTS FL TEENS TORTURE TORTOISE-SOT VO
FL: NAVAL PATROL SQUAD RETURNS HOME-WIPE VOTOPS TX FLOODING-trxOC VO
PRESIDENT OBAMA GOES TO DELAWARE-WIPE VOTOPS CASINO BOAT RUNS AGROUND-VOTOPS
FL MIAMI MAN ARRESTED THREATENING COMMISH-ONCAM NEW MARINE AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE-OC VO
SCIENTISTS ASK SCOTT TO MEET ON CLIMATE CHANGE-ONC ADELLE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM-trxOC VO
AIRLINE FEES ADDUP TO BIG MONEY-trxOC VO TEASE 4-2SHOT
Tease 1-2SHOT 1) SPIDER FIRE-VO
1) COLLIER FRAUD INVESTIGATION-vo FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL
2) CA BANK ROBBERY-votops BREAK SEVEN 5:39:23 AM
FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
BREAKING NEWS FLOAT-TRX 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
BREAK FOUR 5:09:43 TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
COLORADO FLOODING -VOTOPS TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP MAYOR SIGNS FREE MARRIAGE PETITION-PLASMA VO PLASM
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL MAYOR SIGNS FREE MARRIAGE PETITION-SOTVO
COLLIER FRAUD FOLO-trxPLASMA VO MAYOR SIGNS FREE MARRIAGE PETITION-SOTVO
COLLIER FRAUD FOLO-SOTVO SAME SEX LAWSUIT-PLASMA
COLLIER FRAUD FOLO-SOTVO MAYO CLINIC HIGHEST RATING-trxOC VO
BOARDER CRISIS-PLASMA VO MAYO CLINIC HIGHEST RATING-SOT VO
BOARDER CRISIS-SOT VO IN PLASMA MAN BURNS HOUSE KILLING SPIDER-VO
PLANE CRASH UPDATE-TRX- SS (3) OH BODY CAMERA-WIPE VOTOPS
CA DEATH PENALTY-trxOCVO NEW DISABLED SIGNS-TRX-VOTOPS
CA: BANK ROBBERY-trxOC VO OH: SMOKESTACK DESTRUCTION-WIPE NATVOTOPS
CA: BANK ROBBERY-(2)SOT VO GIRL SWEPT DOWN DRAIN-trxOC VO
BMW RECALL-OTS, VO GIRL SWEPT DOWN DRAIN-SOTVO
GM LEADER HEADS TO D.C.-VOTOPS KENNEDY COMPOUND BREAK IN-WIPE VOTOPS
RICIN SENTENCEING-trxOC VO TEASE 5-2SHOT
RICIN SENTENCEING-SOT VO 1) LIGHTNING PROTECTION-VO
ANTHRAX CDC FINDINGS-trxOC VO FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL
ANTHRAX CDC FINDINGS-SOT VO BREAK EIGHT 5:49:40 AM
Tease 2-2SHOT 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
1) TEACHER UNION LAWSUIT-VO 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
2) TEENS AND INSURANCE-VOTOPS BILL-CLIP
WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
BREAK FIVE 5:19:15 FL STARBUCKS RECORD-SS (3)
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP LIGHTNING PROTECTION-OTS-VO
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL LIGHTNING PROTECTION-SOTVO
TRAFFIC-NAVI FGCU MOSQUITO STUDY-WIPE VOTOPS
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS FGCU MOSQUITO STUDY-SOTVO
TEXTING SCAM CAPE-trxOC WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-CLIPTOPS
YOUNG BUS THIEF -VO 1) PLANE CRASH NORTH CAPTIVA-PLASMA VO
FORECLOSURE DROP-trxOC VO 2) NIACIN-VOTOPS
PARENTS AND TEENS ON CAR INSURANCE-VOTOPS 3) MANGO MANIA-LIVELOOK-VO
TEACHER UNION LAWSUIT-VO-WIPE END OF SHOW-OMNI TOPS
TEACHER UNION LAWSUIT-SOTVO END OF SHOW CLIP-CLIP


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NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


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HEADLINES


BREAKING NEWS AT FIVE.

THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR THE PILOT AND ANYONE ELSE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN ONBOARD A SMALL PLANE WHEN IT CRASHED.

THE SCENE STILL ACTIVE RIGHT NOW NEAR NORTH CAPTIVA.

WE HAVE A LIVE REPORT AHEAD.

PLUS.

It was by far the scariest thing that has ever happened to me.

A TAMPA TEENAGER FINALLY RETURNS HOME AFTER HIS FRIGHTENING AND VIOLENT EXPERIENCE IN ISRAEL.

HEAR MORE OF WHAT HE SAID, PLUS WE HAVE THE LATEST ON THE CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

AND.

ANOTHER MAJOR RECALL TO TELL YOU ABOUT THIS MORNING.

THIS TIME FROM A GERMAN AUTO MANUFACTURER.

NEW INFORMATION STRAIGHT AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


HL1) PLANE CRASH-trxVOTOPS


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HL2) TAMPA TEEN RETURNS-trxSOTTOPS VO


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HL3)BMW RECALL-trxVOTOPS


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GOOD MORNING-2SHOT


GOOD MORNING.

I'M CLAY MILLER

I'M KRISTA FOGELSONG

WE TRACK YOUR BIG STORIES AND MORE IN JUST A MINUTE BUT FIRST LETS GO TO CHIEF METEOROLOGIST HALEY WEBB WITH YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST.

HALEY. Return to index of stories...


5:00 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

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.

MORNING STORMS FOR THURSDAY

Onshore flow Thursday will trigger scattered storms to start the day. Showers and storms will continue through the first half of the day and begin tappering off during the late afternoon. With cloud cover in place for much of the day, temperatures will struggle to climb. Expect cooler temperatures than the averages Thursday. Calling it 87° in Ft. Myers & Naples this afternoon.

Cclouds thin out overnight and a hint of drier air sinks in place. Lows heading into Friday appear to be on par for the average. Low 70s area wide will be common with mid to upper 70s along the coastline.

Friday, dry air hangs around which will help reduce rain chances a bit. While chances for showers drop, there still is the chance for some isolated morning and afternoon pop up storms.

A typical summer pattern will be locked in for the weekend ahead. Expect a few isolated storms during the pre-dawn hours in the Gulf and afternoon showers inland both Saturday & Sunday. Highs both days will be hot and humid in the low 90s. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-trx2 SHOT SS


OUR DEVELOPING STORY THIS MORNING.

AN ACTIVE SEARCH CENTERS AROUND A PLANE CRASH OFF NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND.

THE CRASH HAPPENED AT THE SALTY APPROACH AIRPORT AROUND SIX --

THIS IS A PICTURE FROM THE SEARCH AS THE SUN WAS GOING DOWN LAST NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SSTOPS FLY LIVE


THIS IS THE KIND OF PLANE THAT WENT DOWN - IT'S CALLED A PIPER P-A-32.

WITH MORE ON WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, NBC-2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS JOIND US LIVE WITH THE LATEST.

CHRISTY. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-REM


---TAKE LIVE---

RECOVERY CREWS LEFT THIS AREA JUST A FEW HOURS AGO--

BUT WE DO EXPECT THEM TO BE BACK HERE EARLY THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-(2)SS VO


TAKE A LOOK--

THIS IS THE PLANE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT.

A VIEWER SENT US THIS PHOTO JUST MOMENTS BEFORE IT CRASHED INTO THE WATER AT THE SALTY APPROACH AIRPORT.

---TAKE VO---

WE TALKED TO WITNESSES WHO SAW THE PLANE GO DOWN--

THEY TELL US PART OF ITS WING WAS ABOVE THE WATER--

BUT THE REST OF THE PLANE WAS SUBMERGED.

THEY ALSO SAY THEY DID NOT SEE ANY PASSENGERS ESCAPE FROM THE PLANE.

ACCORDING TO THE F-A-A -- THE PLANE IS ABOUT 100 FEET OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO


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CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-REM


---TAKE LIVE---

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE ON BOARD AND WHAT EXACTLY CAUSED THE CRASH.

COUNT ON US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED WITH THAT INFORMATION AS WELL AS THE RECOVERY EFFORT.

LIVE AT PINELAND MARINA CA NBC2. Return to index of stories...


LANDING ON CAPTIVA-WIPE VOTOPS


THE LANDING STRIP ON NORTH CAPTIVA IS A PRIVATE GRASSY AIRSTRIP.

THIS VIDEO of it WE FOUND ON YOU TUBE giving decent PERSPECTIVE OF WHAT PILOTS SEE GOING IN TO THE ISLAND.

YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE ON THE BEACH --

THE AIR STRIP IS LINED WITH TREES --

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MEDSTAR CRASH-WIPE VOTOPS


THIS IS IN THE SAME AREA WHERE A RESCUE HELICOPTER CRASHED FIVE YEARS AGO.

PILOT ERROR WAS BLAMED FOR THE MEDSTAR CRASH BACK IN 2009 OFF NORTH CAPTIVA.

THE MEDICAL CREW WAS RESPONDING TO A CALL ON THE ISLAND AT NIGHT.

THE PILOT AND CREW MEMBERS SURVIVED. Return to index of stories...


FM CARJACKING-trxZMAP SS


BREAKING NEWS AT FIVE.

FORT MYERS POLICE ARRESTED TWO PEOPLE ACCUSED IN A CAR-JACKING YESTERDAY.

IT HAPPENED AT CAR FINDERS UNLIMITED ON VERONICA SHOEMAKER --

POLICE SAY ALFRED EVERETT AND JASMINE WANKE -- ASKED TO TEST DRIVE A CAR --

THE SALESMAN TOOK THEM FOR A RIDE.

THEN.WANKE WHO WAS DRIVING THE CAR PULLED OVER AND TRICKED THE EMPLOYEE OUT BY SAYING THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH IT.

THAT'S WHEN POLICE SAY EVERETT THREATENED THE SALESMAN WITH A KNIFE.

THEY BOTH TOOK OF IN THE CAR BUT WERE EVENTUALLY CAUGHT. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY BURGLARY-OTS-VO


RIGHT NOW-

LEE DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR BURGLARS THEY SAY WATCHED AND WAITED FOR THE PERFECT TIME TO HIT A HOME.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE SECURITY VIDEO.

IT SHOWS A SUSPECT CAR LEAVING THE GRIFFIN BOULEVARD HOME LAST WEEK IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE CROOKS STUDIED THE HOMEOWNERS HABITS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY BURGLARY-SOTVO


2:10:19 this is a warning for people. if you have a very set routine, once in a while do somehting different. maybe leave at a different time go earlier go later. don't make it so routine 2:10:28

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE CAR PULLED IN LESS THAN TWO MINUTES AFTER THE VICTIM LEFT AND ONLY SPENT 15 MINUTES IN THE HOUSE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON WHO WAS DRIVING THAT CAR-- CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


SEX PREDATOR HIRED-OC-SS-BNR


A CONVICTED CHILD PREDATOR IS BACK BEHIND BARS IN LEE COUNTY--

THIS TIME ACCUSED OF HAVING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

F-D-L-E AGENTS ARRESTED JAMES CORPORAL AFTER AN UNDERCOVER ONLINE INVESTIGATION.

THEY ACCUSE HIM OF DOWNLOADING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY AT HIS WORK AT THIS GOLD SHOP OFF OF SAN CARLOS BOULEVARD.

WE SPOKE TO THE OWNER OF THAT BUSINESS. Return to index of stories...


SEX PREDATOR HIRED-SOTVO


Sot Larry nocek owner

16:26:31-16:26:47

"It scared me I mean hey, he could've got me in trouble. This is my

place, my store. Do I have a responsibility? I don't know how to find

it or what he was doing. "

Sent from my iPhone

CORPORAL HAS A DISTURBING PAST.

HE WAS CONVICTED OF SEXUAL BATTERY ON A JUVENILE UNDER THE AGE OF 12 BACK IN 2005.

HES BEING HELD IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL ON NO BOND. Return to index of stories...


SPIEGEL IN COURT-OC, SS VO


A MAN WHO PROSECUTORS SAY MURDERED HIS EX-WIFE AND HER FIANCE AT A FORT MYERS BEACH MARINA WAS IN COURT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY MICHAEL SPIEGEL KILLED MARILYN SPIEGEL AND HARRY CARLIP ON THEIR BOAT JUST DAYS BEFORE THEY WERE SET TO GET MARRIED.

DEPUTIES SAY HE SHOT BOTH OF THEM THEN SET THE BOAT ON FIRE.

SPEIGALS ATTORNEYS SAY THEY'RE GOING THROUGH THE EVIDENCE, AND ARE WORKING TO SET UP INTERVIEWS WITH 80 STATE WITNESSES.

BOTH SIDES WILL BE BACK IN COURT IN SEPTEMBER. Return to index of stories...


ROBERT MOORE IN COURT-trxVOTOPS


THIS MAN WAS ALSO IN COURT IN LEE COUNTY WEDNESDAY.

PROSECUTORS SAY ROBERT MOORE SECRETLY RECORDED PEOPLE -- INCLUDING CHILDREN -- IN THE BEDROOM AND BATHROOM OF A VACATION HOUSE RENTAL ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED HIM IN APRIL FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY AND VIDEO VOYEURISM.

HE'S OUT ON BOND AND HIS ATTORNEYS ARE SETTING UP INTERVIEWS WITH WITNESSES.

MOORE WILL BE BACK IN COURT IN SEPTEMBER. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA TEEN RETURNS-VO


A TAMPA TEEN ARRIVED AT THE AIRPORT LAST NIGHT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST.

THIS IS THE SCENE FROM LAST NIGHT.

15 YEAR OLD TARIQ KHDEIRHIM MADE WORLD HEADLINES AFTER VIDEO SHOWED HIM BEING SEVERELY BEATEN BY ISRAELI SECURITY.

THE OFFICERS SAY HE WAS THROWING ROCKS DURING A PROTEST OVER HIS COUSIN'S MURDER.

HE SPOKE TO REPORTERS IN THE TERMINAL. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA TEEN RETURNS-SOT VO


Tariq Khdeir

Beaten by Israeli police

I was in a new place and suddenly attacked by masked police. It was by far the scariest thing that has ever happened to me.

HE ALSO SAID HE'LL NEVER THINK OF FREEDOM THE SAME WAY BECAUSE OF WHAT HE WENT THROUGH.

ONE OF THE OFFICERS WAS SUSPENDED FOR TWO WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


ISRAEL GAZA VIOLENCE-VO


BREAKING NEWS.

AS VIOLENCE BETWEEN ISRAEL ANED GAZA BREACHES ITS TENTH DAY.

BOTH SIDES AGREE TO A HUMANITARIAN CEASE FIRE.

PALESTINIAN LEADERS CLAIM AN ISRAELI MISSILE STRIKE KILLED FOUR YOUNG PEOPLE WEDNESDAY.

EGYPT TRIED TO BROKER A CEASE FIRE BUT IT DIDN'T TAKE.

HAMAS PROMISED TO KEEP ATTACKING ISRAEL EASES BORDER CLOSURES AND RELEASE HAMAS PRISONERS. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIA SANCTIONS-OTS


PRESIDENT OBAMA IS HITTING RUSSIA WITH A NEW ROUND OF SANCTIONS, ACCUSING IT OF ENABLING CIVIL WAR IN UKRAINE.

HIS NEW SANCTIONS ARE TARGETED TO IMPACT POLITICIANS - ENERGY FIRMS, BANKS, AND ARMS DEALERS.

VLADIMIR PUTIN QUICKLY REACTED-

WARNING THESE SANCTIONS WILL HARM U-S RUSSIAN RELATIONS. Return to index of stories...


FL: NAVAL PATROL SQUAD RETURNS HOME-WIPE VOTOPS


PATROL SQUADRON 16. AND 20 OF ITS CREW MEMBERS. RETURNED HOME TO NAVAL AIR STATION JACKSONVILLE WEDNESDAY.

THE SQUADRON. ALSO CALLED THE WAR EAGLES. DEPLOYED IN NOVEMBER AND LOGGED MORE THAN 37-HUNDRED FLIGHT HOURS DURING THEIR MISSIONS.

THEIR MOST NOTABLE MISSION WAS THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH-370.

CREW MEMBERS SAY THEY WISH THEY HAD BETTER RESULTS IN THEIR SEARCH. Return to index of stories...


PRESIDENT OBAMA GOES TO DELAWARE-WIPE VOTOPS


PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL TALK ABOUT HIGHWAY INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE ECONOMY TODAY IN DELAWARE.

HE WILL SPEAK AT THE LOCATION OF A 35-MILLION REPAIR PROJECT THAT'S UNDERWAY TO REPLACE SOME SUPPORT COLUMNS.

MISTER OBAMA IS EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW INITIATIVE TO INCREASE PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT IN THE COUNTRY'S INFRASTRUCTURE. Return to index of stories...


FL MIAMI MAN ARRESTED THREATENING COMMISH-ONCAM


POLICE SAY A MIAMI MAN THREATENED TO SHOOT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DURING A MEETING.

INVESTIGATORS SAY 54-YEAR-OLD JOSE FERNANDEZ STOOD AT THE PODIUM AND ACCUSED THE COUNTY OF TAKING HIS LAND.

THAT'S WHEN HE REPORTEDLY SAID THAT IF THE COUNTY SOLD HIS HOME - HE WOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO SHOOT EVERY MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION.

HE'S CHARGED WITH 13 COUNTS OF THREATENING A PUBLIC SERVANT - ONE COUNT FOR EACH COMMISSIONER AND THE MAYOR. Return to index of stories...


SCIENTISTS ASK SCOTT TO MEET ON CLIMATE CHANGE-ONC


TEN SCIENTISTS FROM FLORIDA UNIVERSITIES ARE CALLING FOR A MEETING WITH GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT.

THEY WANT TO TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, A SUBJECT HE HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO ADDRESS.

SCOTT SAID, QUOTE - "I'M NOT A SCIENTIST," AFTER A FEDERAL REPORT EARLIER THIS YEAR HIGHLIGHTED FLORIDA, AND MIAMI IN PARTICULAR, AMONG THE PARTS OF THE COUNTRY MOST VULNERABLE TO THE EFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING AND RISING SEA LEVELS. Return to index of stories...


AIRLINE FEES ADDUP TO BIG MONEY-trxOC VO


A NEW SURVEY FOUND AIRLINES WORLDWIDE BROUGHT IN 31-AND-A-HALF BILLION DOLLARS IN REVENUE FROM FEES LAST YEAR.

THAT'S MORE THAN 11 TIMES THEIR NON-TICKET REVENUE JUST SIX YEARS EARLIER, ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION.

AND REMEMBER, NEW FEES ARE HAPPENING SOON FOR T-S-A.

SOME OF THE FEES WILL TACK ON ANOTHER FIVE-TO SIX DOLLARS PER TICKET. Return to index of stories...


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NBC-2 TRACKS THE LATEST IN A MAJOR FRAUD CASE.

MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE ARE BEING PROCESSED FOR USING FAKE PERSONAL INFORMATION WHILE WORKING AT A COLLIER COUNTY BUSINESS.

DETAILS NEXT.

PLUS.

BREAKING DETAILS IN A VIOLENT BANK ROBBERY AND CHASE IN CALIFORNIA.

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1) COLLIER FRAUD INVESTIGATION-vo


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2) CA BANK ROBBERY-votops


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FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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BREAKING NEWS FLOAT-TRX


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BREAK FOUR 5:09:43


HIT TIME 5:09:43

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COLORADO FLOODING -VOTOPS


CHECK OUT THIS HEAVY FLASH FLOODING YESTERDAY IN COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO.

THIS CREEK THAT RUNS THOUGHT THE CITY TOPPED IT'S BANKS.

SOME CITY STREETS HAD A FOOT AND A HALF OF STANDING WATER.

ALL DUE TO HEAVY RAIN. Return to index of stories...


5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Full Forecast

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.

MORNING STORMS FOR THURSDAY

Onshore flow Thursday will trigger scattered storms to start the day. Showers and storms will continue through the first half of the day and begin tappering off during the late afternoon. With cloud cover in place for much of the day, temperatures will struggle to climb. Expect cooler temperatures than the averages Thursday. Calling it 87° in Ft. Myers & Naples this afternoon.

Cclouds thin out overnight and a hint of drier air sinks in place. Lows heading into Friday appear to be on par for the average. Low 70s area wide will be common with mid to upper 70s along the coastline.

Friday, dry air hangs around which will help reduce rain chances a bit. While chances for showers drop, there still is the chance for some isolated morning and afternoon pop up storms.

A typical summer pattern will be locked in for the weekend ahead. Expect a few isolated storms during the pre-dawn hours in the Gulf and afternoon showers inland both Saturday & Sunday. Highs both days will be hot and humid in the low 90s. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER FRAUD FOLO-trxPLASMA VO


IN COLLIER COUNTY.

105 PEOPLE ARE IN CUSTODY FOR USING STOLEN IDENTITIES AT ONE EAST NAPLES BUSINESS.

DEPUTIES BELIEVE MANY ARE UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS.

INVESTIGATORS TELL US 90 PERCENT OF THE EMPLOYEES AT FRUIT DYNAMICS USED FAKE DOCUMENTS TO GET JOBS.

DEPUTIES SAY SOME HAD INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE DEAD.

AND AUTHORITIES SAY THEY ARE LOOKING FOR THE LEADER OF A GROUP THAT APPARENTLY PROVIDES THE DOCUMENTS.

THEY DON'T THINK WORKERS STOLE THE INFORMATION.

NBC-2 SPOKE WITH A FORMER WORKER WHO CLAIMS HE KNOWS WHO THE RINGLEADERS ARE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER FRAUD FOLO-SOTVO


"it's funny how things happen you can only do it for so long."

THIS FORMER EMPLOYEE ASKED THAT WE CONCEAL HIS IDENTITY.

HE SAYS THE COMPANY'S GENERAL MANAGER KNOWINGLY HIRED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND THE MAN'S WIFE HANDED OUT THE STOLEN IDENTITIES OF U-S CITIZENS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER FRAUD FOLO-SOTVO


"they were all hired even if they were illegal she would facilitate paperwork for them, whether it was false documents or whatever."

THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF INSURANCE FRAUD SAYS THERE'S NO INDICATION THAT ANYONE AFFILIATED WITH THE COMPANY KNEW OF THE FRAUD.

COLLIER DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING.

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT AGENTS WILL HANDLE EACH OF THE 105 PEOPLE ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


BOARDER CRISIS-PLASMA VO


PRESIDENT OBAMA IS REQUESTING OVER THREE-POINT-FOUR BILLION DOLLARS TO ADDRESS THE IMMIGRATION CRISIS.

IT'S MONEY THAT WILL BE USED AS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN ILLEGALLY CROSSING INTO THE U-S. Return to index of stories...


BOARDER CRISIS-SOT VO IN PLASMA


Senators were shocked at the figures of over 200 dollars a day to provide for these young people/ the whole room you heard the murmuring and shock of the costs associated with this.

SO FAR, REPUBLICANS DON'T LIKE THE IDEA, AND DEMOCRATS ARE DIVIDED ON IT. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CRASH UPDATE-TRX- SS (3)


WORKING FOR DETAILS ON A DEVELOPING STORY THIS MORNING

SOURCES TELL N-B-C TWO A PLANE CRASH OFF NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND IS NOW A RECOVERY EFFORT -

DIVE TEAMS FROM THE U-S COAST GUARD AND THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE WERE OUT LAST NIGHT.

ACCORDING TO THE F-A-A. A SMALL PLANE CRASHED INTO THE WATER AS IT WAS TRYING TO LAND AT THE SALTY APPROACH AIRPORT.

WITNESSES TELL N-B-C TWO THEY DIDN'T SEE ANYONE ESCAPE.

RIGHT NOW IT'S NOT CLEAR HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE ON THAT PLANE --

BUT IT CAN CARRY UP TO SIX PEOPLE.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR ANY NEW DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


CA DEATH PENALTY-trxOCVO


WEDNESDAY.

THE DEATH PENALTY WAS RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL IN CALIFORNIA.

A FEDERAL JUDGE CITED THE TIME IT TAKES FROM SENTENCING TO CARRYING OUT THE PENALTY - CALLING IT CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT.

HE SAYS MOST CONDEMNED INMATES ARE LIKELY TO DIE OF NATURAL CAUSES BEFORE THEIR EXECUTIONS ARE CARRIED OUT.

THE STATE PUT A MORATORIUM ON THE DEATH PENALTY IN 2006 AND HASN'T EXECUTED ANYONE SINCE THEN. Return to index of stories...


CA: BANK ROBBERY-trxOC VO


THREE PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER A CALIFORNIA BANK ROBBERY TURNED INTO A HIGH-SPEED CHASE WITH HOSTAGES.

WE LEARNED A SHORT TIME AGO THAT A SECOND SUSPECT DIED IN THE HOSPITAL.

POLICE SAY THREE MEN ROBBED A BANK IN STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA AND TOOK THREE FEMALE BANK EMPLOYEES AS HOSTAGES.

DURING THE NEARLY ONE-HOUR-LONG CHASE THE SUSPECTS ALLEGEDLY SHOT THE WOMEN AND THREW TWO OF THEM FROM THE MOVING VEHICLE.

ONE OF THE HOSTAGES HAS DIED. THE CONDITION OF THE OTHERS IS UNKNOWN. Return to index of stories...


CA: BANK ROBBERY-(2)SOT VO


"I could see the car getting blasted, I could see all the little sparks and everything off the car. Actually there was a police car right in front of our house shooting. at that direction."

"It sound like firecrackers at first. Yes. I was just coming down this way. I went to go to the store up there. as you know I just seen this."

APPROXIMATELY 100 SHOTS WERE FIRED DURING THE PURSUIT.

NO OFFICERS WERE HURT. Return to index of stories...


BMW RECALL-OTS, VO


WE HAVE AN IMPORTANT RECALL TO TELL YOU ABOUT THIS MORNING.

B-M-W IS RECALLING NEARLY ONE POINT SIX MILLION CARS MADE BETWEEN 1999 AND 2006.

THAT INCLUDES THE POPULAR THREE SERIES.

THE COMPANY SAID THAT THIS RECALL IS JUST A PRE-CAUTION.

THE AIRBAGS COULD RUPTURE AND WOULD NOT WORK DURING A CRASH.

BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix an air bag

problem that is hitting much of the global auto industry.

The German automaker says it will recall 1.6 million 3-Series cars from

model years 2000 to 2006 across the world, including 574,000 in the U.S.

The company said Wednesday that it's a precaution because other automakers

using similar systems have reported problems.

Air bag inflators in systems made by Takata Corp. can rupture. If that

happens, the bags might not work properly, and shards could fly out and

cause injury.

The problem is responsible for millions of recalled vehicles during the past

few years made by manufacturers such as Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda,

Nissan and Toyota. The recalls have mostly been of vehicles in states with

hot and humid weather.

BMW said it has no reports of problems in its vehicles. Dealers will replace

the passenger-side front air bags. The new recall excludes 42,000 BMWs

recalled in May 2013 for the same problem. The company says it is recalling

all vehicles equipped with potentially faulty air bag systems regardless of

where they were sold.

In June, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began

investigating air bags made by Takata, a Tokyo-based supplier of seat belts,

air bags, steering wheels and other auto parts.

The agency said it received six reports of air bags rupturing in Florida and

Puerto Rico. Three people were injured in those cases. It had estimated 1.1

million vehicles in the U.S. could be affected, but the total is likely to

climb.

The government says it wanted to act quickly in warm states while it

continues to investigate the issue.

"Based on the limited data available at this time, NHTSA supports efforts by

automakers to address the immediate risk in areas that have consistently

hot, humid conditions over extended periods of time," the agency said in a

statement.

Takata has deferred recall questions to the auto companies and has said it

will support NHTSA's investigation of the problem and its customers with

technical analysis and replacement parts.

BMW GROUP IS RECALLING 1-POINT-6 MILLION OF ITS POPULAR 3 SERIES VEHICLES BASED ON CONCERNS OVER AIRBAG SAFETY.

LAST MONTH THE U.S. NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION SAID SEVEN AUTOMAKERS -- BMW, HONDA, NISSAN, TOYOTA, MAZDA, CHRYSLER AND FORD -- WOULD BE RECALLING VEHICLES TO FIX A POSSIBLE SAFETY DEFECT IN AIR BAG INFLATORS BUILT BY THE JAPANESE FIRM, TAKATA.

THOUSANDS OF GM VEHICLES HAVE ALSO BEEN RECALLED OVER SIMILAR TAKATA-BUILT AIRBAG PROBLEMS.

THE RECALL AFFECTS BMW CARS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MID-1999 AND MID-2006. Return to index of stories...


GM LEADER HEADS TO D.C.-VOTOPS


GENERAL MOTORS C-E-O MARY BARRA IS HEADING TO CAPITAL HILL TODAY.

SHE WILL AGAIN TRY EXPLAIN WHY GM WAITED A *DECADE--

TO RECALL THEIR DEFECTIVE VEHICLES.

THOSE DEFECTS ARE NOW TIED TO AT LEAST 13 DEATHS.

DESPITE THE PROBLEMS --

JUNE SALES WERE THE STRONGEST THE COMPANY HAS POSTED FOR THE MONTH SINCE 2007. Return to index of stories...


RICIN SENTENCEING-trxOC VO


THE WOMAN ACCUSED OF SENDING RICIN LACED LETTERS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA AND MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBURG LEARNED HER SENTENCE WEDNESDAY.

SHANNON RICHARDSON WILL SPEND 18 YEARS ON PRISON.

AUTHORITIES SAY SHE MIXED THE BIOLOGICAL TOXIN IN HER NEW BOSTON, TEXAS HOME.

SHE ADMITTED TO INVESTIGATORS SHE SENT THE LETTERS. Return to index of stories...


RICIN SENTENCEING-SOT VO


S/ Tonda Curry/ Attorney

"Clearly it is dangerous behavior clearly if someone was hurt or killed Shannon's outcome would have been much worse. I think it is part of any sentencing sends a message to deter others for committing a crime."

PROSECUTORS WERE READY TO LABEL RICHARDSON A TERRORIST AND THE MOTHER OF SIX COULD HAVE FACED LIFE IN PRISON.

SHE TOOK A PLEA DEAL INSTEAD.

HER MOTIVE MAY NEVER BE KNOWN. Return to index of stories...


ANTHRAX CDC FINDINGS-trxOC VO


THERE ARE NEW CONCERNS BEING RAISED ABOUT THE HANDLING OF SOME OF THE DEADLIEST VIRUSES ON THE PLANET - NAMELY ANTHRAX AND THE RECENT SCARE WHERE C-D-C WORKERS WERE EXPOSED.

THE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL WENT BEFORE A PANEL IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY REVEALING DETAILS ABOUT DANGEROUS LAPSES IN SAFETY.

MOSTE RECENTLY, THE DIRECTOR SAYS ONE OF ITS LABS ACCIDENTALLY SENT LIVE BIRD FLU SAMPLES TO THE USDA.

ALSO, EMPLOYEES FOUND LIVE SMALL POX SAMPLES DATING BACK TO 19-54 THAT WERE IMPROPPERLY STORED.

AND THE ANTHRAX SCARE HAPPENED BACK IN JUNE, WHEN IT WAS IMPROPPERLY HANDLED, EXPOSING 86 WORKERS. Return to index of stories...


ANTHRAX CDC FINDINGS-SOT VO


"What we're seeing is a pattern that we missed and the pattern is an insufficient culture of safety!"

TWO CDC LABS IN ATLANTA REMAIN CLOSED, AS THE AGENCY CONDUCTS WHAT IT CALLS A SWEEPING REVIEW OF ITS PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES. Return to index of stories...


Tease 2-2SHOT


NEXT, A LEE COUNTY TEACHER TAKES A STAND.

.CALLING STATE VOUCHER PROGRAM LEGISLATION UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

WE'LL EXPLAIN.

AND PARENTS.

IF YOU HAVE TEENAGERS GETTING READY TO DRIVE.

GET YOUR WALLET READY TO PAY MORE FOR INSURANCE.

A NEW STUDY IS OUT THIS MORNING DETAILING SKYROCKETING PREMIUMS. Return to index of stories...


1) TEACHER UNION LAWSUIT-VO


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2) TEENS AND INSURANCE-VOTOPS


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WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT


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BREAK FIVE 5:19:15


HIT TIME 5:19:15 AM

LENGTH 2:30 Return to index of stories...


5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Day Planner

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.

MORNING STORMS FOR THURSDAY

Onshore flow Thursday will trigger scattered storms to start the day. Showers and storms will continue through the first half of the day and begin tappering off during the late afternoon. With cloud cover in place for much of the day, temperatures will struggle to climb. Expect cooler temperatures than the averages Thursday. Calling it 87° in Ft. Myers & Naples this afternoon.

Cclouds thin out overnight and a hint of drier air sinks in place. Lows heading into Friday appear to be on par for the average. Low 70s area wide will be common with mid to upper 70s along the coastline.

Friday, dry air hangs around which will help reduce rain chances a bit. While chances for showers drop, there still is the chance for some isolated morning and afternoon pop up storms.

A typical summer pattern will be locked in for the weekend ahead. Expect a few isolated storms during the pre-dawn hours in the Gulf and afternoon showers inland both Saturday & Sunday. Highs both days will be hot and humid in the low 90s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, CHAR CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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TEXTING SCAM CAPE-trxOC


A CRIME ALERT THIS MORNING ON NBC-2.

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...


YOUNG BUS THIEF -VO


A 12 YEAR OLD FLORIDA BOY STEALS A BUS-

LESS THAN A MONTH AFTER TAKING A DIFFERENT ONE ON A JOY RIDE.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE BOY FROM PANAMA CITY STOLE HIS FAMILY'S CAR TUESDAY NIGHT.

THEN DITCHED IT FOR A SCHOOL BUS HE SPOTTED AT AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

HE GOT IN IT AND DROVE IT ALL THE WAY INTO ANOTHER COUNTY.

HE WAS FINALLY PULLED OVER FOR DRIVING ERRATICALLY.

HE'S NOW FACING NEW GRAND THEFT CHANGES. Return to index of stories...


FORECLOSURE DROP-trxOC VO


GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE U-S HOUSING MARKET.

NEW RESEARCH THIS MORNING SHOWS FORECLOSURE ACTIVITY IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THE YEAR WAS DOWN 23-PERCENT FROM THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR.

THERE WERE JUST UNDER 614-THOUSAND HOMES WITH FORECLOSURE FILINGS.

THAT COMPARES TO NEARLY 748-THOUSAND AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR.

FLORIDA HAD THE MOST FILINGS FOLLOWED BY MARYLAND, ILLINOIS NEW JERSEY AND NEVADA. Return to index of stories...


PARENTS AND TEENS ON CAR INSURANCE-VOTOPS


PARENTS LISTEN-UP, THERE'S NEW INFORMATION OUT THIS MORNING ON CAR INSURANCE COSTS FOR TEENS AND IT'S NOT PRETTY.

ACCORDING TO A SURVEY BY INSURANCE-QUOTES.COM, CAR INSURANCE COSTS 79 PERCENT MORE AFTER A TYPICAL MARRIED COUPLE ADDS A TEEN DRIVER TO THEIR POLICY.

RATES FOR TEENAGE BOYS ARE 25-PERCENT HIGHER THAN FOR TEENAGE GIRLS AND PREMIUMS ARE HIGHEST FOR 16-YEAR-OLDS. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER UNION LAWSUIT-VO-WIPE


A LEE COUNTY TEACHER IS SUING STATE LAWMAKERS --

SAYING A NEW EDUCATION LAW IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

TOM FAASEE TEACHES AMERICAN HISTORY AT LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL.

HE FILED A LAWSUIT WEDNESDAY

AGAINST THE GOVERNOR AND HIS CABINET.

HE CLAIMS THE LAW DOESN'T FOLLOW THE STATE CONSTITUTION --

BECAUSE IT FAILS TO FOCUS ON A SINGLE SUBJECT.

HE AND THE TEACHERS UNION ARE UPSET THE LAW CONTAINS A CONTROVERSIAL SCHOOL VOUCHER PROGRAM. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER UNION LAWSUIT-SOTVO


They added a 141 page amendment to an existing bill made up of other bills that had failed during the session

FLORIDA'S VOUCHER PROGRAM HELPS LOW-INCOME FAMILIES PAY FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS.

THE NEW LAW LETS FAMILIES WITH MORE MONEY TAKE PART.

IT ALSO PROVIDES MORE MONEY FOR DISABLED STUDENTS TO PURCHASE TUTORIING OR SUPPLIES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE 3-2SHOT


OUR BIG STORY THIS MORNING.

THE SEARCH FOR PASSENGERS CONTINUES AFTER LAST NIGHT'S PLANE CRASH NEAR NORTH CAPTIVA.

WE'RE GATHERING THE NEWEST DETAILS.

AND GET THIS.

A SEATTLE MAN IS PROBABLY KICKING HIMSELF THIS MORNING.

HIS HOUSE IS CHARRED AFTER HE GOT CREATIVE WITH HIS OWN VERSION OF PEST CONTROL. Return to index of stories...


1) CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-VO


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2) KILLS SPIDER WITH FIRE BURNS HOUSE-VOTOPS


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BREAK SIX 5:27:01 AM


HIT TIME 5:27:01 AM

LENGTH 2:37 Return to index of stories...


HEADLINES-trxTCMON(3)VO'S


RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE THE LATEST ON THAT PLANE CRASH THAT HAPPENED NEAR NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND.

THE SEARCH CONTINUES THIS MORNING FOR THE PEOPLE WHO WERE ONBOARD THAT PLANE.

WE HAVE A LIVE REPORT.

PLUS.

TWO FLORIDA TEENS WILL LIKELY FACE ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES FOR WHAT THEY DID - AND THEN POSTED VIDEO OF IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

THE FULL STORY AHEAD.

AND, WE'LL GET THE LATEST OFF THE COAST OF GEORGIA WHERE A CASINO BOAT RAN AGROUND LAST NIGHT.

THE COAST GUARD *STILL PULLING PASSENGERS TO SAFETY.

CLAY. Return to index of stories...


HL1)PLANE CRASH-vo


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HL2) TEENS TORTOISE TORTURE-vo


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HL3) CASINO BOAT-vo


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GOOD MORNING(spider house fire)-trxVO IN PLASMA


THANKS KRISTA.

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE,

ARE YOU AFRAID OF SPIDERS?

THERE'S ALSO THIS STORY YOU HAVE TO HEAR.

IT MAY JUST LOOK LIKE THE AFTERMATH OF A TYPICAL HOUSE FIRE.

BUT.IT'S HOW THE HOMEOWNER STARTED IT THAT'S CAUSING A LOT OF BUZZ RIGHT NOW.

FIRST THOUGH, A LOOK AT YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST WITH CHIEF METEOROLOGIST HALEY WEBB. Return to index of stories...


5:30 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

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.

MORNING STORMS FOR THURSDAY

Onshore flow Thursday will trigger scattered storms to start the day. Showers and storms will continue through the first half of the day and begin tappering off during the late afternoon. With cloud cover in place for much of the day, temperatures will struggle to climb. Expect cooler temperatures than the averages Thursday. Calling it 87° in Ft. Myers & Naples this afternoon.

Cclouds thin out overnight and a hint of drier air sinks in place. Lows heading into Friday appear to be on par for the average. Low 70s area wide will be common with mid to upper 70s along the coastline.

Friday, dry air hangs around which will help reduce rain chances a bit. While chances for showers drop, there still is the chance for some isolated morning and afternoon pop up storms.

A typical summer pattern will be locked in for the weekend ahead. Expect a few isolated storms during the pre-dawn hours in the Gulf and afternoon showers inland both Saturday & Sunday. Highs both days will be hot and humid in the low 90s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, CHAR CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-trxOMNI EAniBx


A SMALL PLANE WENT DOWN LAST NIGHT NEAR NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND.

RESCUE TEAMS WERE OUT ALL NIGHT, AND THE SEARCH FOR THE PILOT AND ANYONE ELSE ONBOARD CONTINUES THIS MORNING.

WE ARE ALSO WORKING TO FIND OUT JUST HOW THE PLANE WENT DOWN.

AN INVESTIGATION WILL GIVE US THE FINAL WORD, BUT THIS IMAGE FROM OUR WEATHER SYSTEM GIVES US AN IDEA OF WHAT MAY HAVE HAPPENED.

THIS IS WHAT THE WEATHER LOOKED LIKE AROUND THE TIME THE PLANE WENT DOWN --

YOU CAN SEE THAT AREA WAS SEEING SOME SERIOUS STORMS --

NBC-2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS JOINS US LIVE WITH THE NEWEST INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SSTOPS FLY LIVE


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CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-REM


WE'RE TOLD THE PLANE IS ABOUT 100 FEET OFF THE RUNWAY AT THE SALTY APPROACH AIRPORT.

THAT'S JUST ABOUT FIVE MILES FROM WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW.

DIVERS WERE OUT HERE FOR SEVERAL HOURS LAST NIGHT-- AND WE'RE TOLD THEY WILL BE BACK EARLY THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-ss


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PICTURE A VIEWER SENT US JUST MOMENTS BEFORE THE PLANE WENT DOWN.

WITNESSES TELL US THEY DID NOT SEE ANY PASSENGERS ESCAPE AFTER IT CRASHED INTO THE WATER IN NORTH CAPTIVA.

RIGHT NOW-- WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE ON BOARD--

BUT WE'RE TOLD A PLANE OF THIS SIZE CAN CARRY UP TO SIX PEOPLE.

WE'RE ALSO LEARNING THE N-T-S-B WILL BE TAKING OVER --WHICH IS STANDARD PROCEDURE FOR A PLANE CRASH INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO


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CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-REM


WE WILL BE OUT HERE ALL MORNING WORKING TO GET NEW INFORMATION.

COUNT ON US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THIS INVESTIGATION.

LIVE AT PINELAND MARINA, CA NBC2. Return to index of stories...


FM CARJACKING-trxONCAM


BREAKING NEWS AT FIVE.

FORT MYERS POLICE ARRESTED TWO PEOPLE ACCUSED IN A CAR-JACKING INCIDENT YESTERDAY.

IT HAPPENED AT CAR FINDERS UNLIMITED ON VERONICA SHOEMAKER --

POLICE SAY ALFRED EVERETT AND JASMINE WANKE -- ASKED TO TEST DRIVE A CAR --

THE SALESMAN TOOK THEM FOR A RIDE.

THEN.WANKE WHO WAS DRIVING THE CAR PULLED OVER AND TRICKED THE EMPLOYEE OUT BY SAYING THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH IT.

THAT'S WHEN POLICE SAY EVERETT THREATENED THE SALESMAN WITH A KNIFE.

THEY BOTH TOOK OF IN THE CAR BUT WERE EVENTUALLY CAUGHT. 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 WEDNESDAY, 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 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...


CHAR CO STORM DRAINS-VO-WIPE


RAINY DAYS ARE KEEPING PUBLIC WORKS CREWS BUSY IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

THEY'RE GETTING UP TO 250 CALLS A WEEK!

MOST ARE COMPLAINTS ABOUT DRAINAGE AND STORM WATER ISSUES.

BUT IT'S A CHALLENGE BECAUSE OF BUDGET CUTBACKS.

THE COUNTY MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS OFFICE HAS FEWER EXCAVATORS TO HANDLE ALL THE CALLS. Return to index of stories...


CHAR CO STORM DRAINS-SOTVO


JOHN ELIAS/OPERATIONS MANAGER PUBLIC WORKS

"They vary from potholes to brush cutting to drainage to garbage on the side of the road we deal with all those things but I would say about 60-70 percent of our complaints are drainage related."

Jim Tucker/Port Charlotte Resident

"We've had frog breeding and tadpoles and everything else in there and I'm afraid of mosquitoes."

PEOPLE CALLING FOR SERVICE CAN EXPECT TO WAIT UP TO TWO WEEKS FOR CREWS TO GET TO THEM. Return to index of stories...


FL PERRYWINKLE TRIAL HEARING-trxOC VO


THE FLORIDA MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING EIGHT-YEAR-OLD CHERISH PERRYWINKLE APPEARED IN COURT WEDNESDAY FOR A BRIEF PRE-TRIAL HEARING.

PROSECUTORS SAY DONALD JAMES SMITH KIDNAPPED CHERISH LAST YEAR IN JACKSONVILLE, SEXUALLY ABUSED HER THEN KILLED THE LITTLE GIRL.

SMITH -- A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER -- HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER, KIDNAPPING AND SEXUAL BATTERY.

SMITH'S TRIAL IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN EARLY OCTOBER. Return to index of stories...


FL NO MARIJUANA RALLY-OTS VO


THE ANTI-MARIJUANA COALITION -- "DON'T LET FLORIDA GO TO POT" -- ONCE AGAIN RALLIED AT THE STATEHOUSE WEDNESDAY IN TALLAHASSEE.

THE GROUP THINKS THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS WORDED TOO BROADLY --

AND IF PASSED -- THE PROPOSAL WOULD LEAD TO RECREATIONAL POT USE IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


FL NO MARIJUANA RALLY-SOTVO


Calvina Fay,Drug Free America Foundation

"Let's not kid ourselves. This amendment that we are facing is in fact de facto legalization. It's not just the legalization of the use of marijuana, and someone smoking pot in their bedroom. It's a big marijuana industry that will be legalized if it passes."

MOST POLLS SHOW 9 OUT OF 10 FLORIDA VOTERS APPROVE MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE.

THE PROPOSAL WILL BE ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER.

TO BECOME LAW --

IT NEEDS TO HAVE MORE THAN 60 PERCENT OF THE VOTE. Return to index of stories...


FL TEENS TORTURE TORTOISE-trxOC VO


TWO FLORIDA TEENS FACE CHARGES FOR TORTURING AND KILLING A TORTOISE.

THEY EVEN POSTED VIDEO OF IT ONLINE!.

AND THAT'S HOW THEY WERE CAUGHT.

THIS STORY IS OUT OF ORANGE PARK, JUST SOUTH OF JACKSONVILLE.

WE'RE NOT SHOWING YOU THE MOST GRAPHIC PARTS OF THE CELL PHONE VIDEO BUT IT SHOWS THE TEEN GIRLS LIGHTING THE TORTOISE ON FIRE AND THEN KILLING IT IN BRUTAL FASHION.

REPORTERS TRACKED DOWN FAMILY MEMBERS, WHO SAY THEY ARE GETTING DEATH THREATS.

THE FATHER OF ONE OF THE GIRLS WAS BLUNT ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


FL TEENS TORTURE TORTOISE-SOT VO


They're gonna' face the wrath of what happened. The court's gonna' handle it. I don't think all this damn threats that i'm getting on facebook. And all that. I'm not getting. There's no more facebook in this house, there's no more smart phones.

WAIT

OFFICERS WITH FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE ARE CONSIDERING WHAT CHARGES THE GIRLS WILL FACE. Return to index of stories...


TX FLOODING-trxOC VO


HEAVY RAINS CAUSED PROBLEMS IN TEXAS.

CHECK IT OUT.

DRIVERS IN DALLAS HAD TO TAKE IT SLOW.

DOZENS OF STREETS WERE FLOODED OUT, SOME CARS GOT STUCK TOO BECAUSE OF THE DEEP WATER.

NO INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED. Return to index of stories...


CASINO BOAT RUNS AGROUND-VOTOPS


THE COAST GUARD IS STILL PULLING PEOPLE OFF A CASINO BOAT THAT RAN AGROUND OFF THE COAST OF GEORGIA.

THE SHIP GOT STUCK LAST NIGHT WITH 96 PASSNEGERS ONBOARD ALONG WITH 27 CREW MEMBERS.

THE COAST GUARD SAYS NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. Return to index of stories...


NEW MARINE AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE-OC VO


THE U-S MARINE CORPS IS TESTING A NEW SHIP-TO-SHORE LANDING VEHICLE, AND IT'S TURNING HEADS.

IT'S CALLED THE ULTRA-HEAVY-LIFT CONNECTOR AND IT'S BEING TESTED IN HAWAII RIGHT NOW.

THOSE TRACKS ON EITHER SIDE ARE MADE OF FOAM BLOCKS - WHICH OPEN UP TO PUSH THROUGH WATER, AND FLATTEN OUT TO MOVE ON LAND.

THE MILITARY SAYS THE MACHINE CAN ALSO CLIMB OVER SEA-WALLS UP TO 16 FEET HIGH.

NO WORD ON WHEN IT WILL BE DEPLOYED. Return to index of stories...


ADELLE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM-trxOC VO


IT LOOKS LIKE SINGER ADELE MAY BE RELEASING A NEW ALBUM.

SHE DIDN'T CONFIRM THE ALBUM HERSELF - BUT THE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS TWEETED ABOUT IT.

THE SHOW ALSO CONFIRMED A 20-15 TOUR.

ADELE'S LAST ALBUM "21" SOLD 10 MILLION COPIES AND TOPPED BILLBOARD'S YEAR-END SALES LIST IN BOTH 2011 AND 2012 -- THE FIRST ALBUM EVER TO DO THAT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE 4-2SHOT


A FAMILY FREAKED OUT OVER A SPIDER AND TOOK SOME DRASTIC MEASURES TO CATCH IT.

BUT, IN THE PROCESS THEY DESTROYED THEIR OWN HOME.WHAT ***NOT TO DO.NEXT Return to index of stories...


1) SPIDER FIRE-VO


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FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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BREAK SEVEN 5:39:23 AM


HIT TIME 5:39:23 AM

LENGTH 2:37 Return to index of stories...


5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Weather Trends

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.

MORNING STORMS FOR THURSDAY

Onshore flow Thursday will trigger scattered storms to start the day. Showers and storms will continue through the first half of the day and begin tappering off during the late afternoon. With cloud cover in place for much of the day, temperatures will struggle to climb. Expect cooler temperatures than the averages Thursday. Calling it 87° in Ft. Myers & Naples this afternoon.

Cclouds thin out overnight and a hint of drier air sinks in place. Lows heading into Friday appear to be on par for the average. Low 70s area wide will be common with mid to upper 70s along the coastline.

Friday, dry air hangs around which will help reduce rain chances a bit. While chances for showers drop, there still is the chance for some isolated morning and afternoon pop up storms.

A typical summer pattern will be locked in for the weekend ahead. Expect a few isolated storms during the pre-dawn hours in the Gulf and afternoon showers inland both Saturday & Sunday. Highs both days will be hot and humid in the low 90s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, CONSTRUCTION PROJECT?

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


MAYOR SIGNS FREE MARRIAGE PETITION-PLASMA VO PLASM


CAPE CORAL'S MAYOR BECAME THE FIRST IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO PUBLICALLY CALL ON THE STATE TO OVERTURN ITS BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE.

MAYORS ACROSS THE STATE ARE PLEDGING THEIR SUPPORT FOR GAY MARRIAGE.

AND NOW, CAPE CORAL MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI IS ONBOARD.

SHE ANNOUNCED HER ENDORSEMENT WEDNESDAY.

THAT GIVES FLORIDA THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF SUPPORTIVE MAYORS IN STATES WHERE GAY MARRIAGE IS BANNED. Return to index of stories...


MAYOR SIGNS FREE MARRIAGE PETITION-SOTVO


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

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

HER ANNOUNCEMENT, THOUGH, DOESN'T SIT WELL WITH SOME OF HER CONSTITUENTS. Return to index of stories...


MAYOR SIGNS FREE MARRIAGE PETITION-SOTVO


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

01:39:16 I totally believe everyone should be allowed to love and be with who they want to be with. 01:39:20

NBC-2 CONTACTED MAYORS IN OTHER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITIES--

FORT MYERS--

NAPLES--

AND PORT CHARLOTTE --

TO SEE IF THEY PLAN TO SUPPORT THE FREEDOM TO MARRY INITIATIVE.

SO FAR NONE OF OUR CALLS HAVE BEEN RETURNED. Return to index of stories...


SAME SEX LAWSUIT-PLASMA


THIS COMES AT A TIME, WHEN A MIAMI JUDGE CONSIDERS A LAWSUIT BY SIX COUPLES.

THEY'RE TRYING TO OVERTURN FLORIDA'S VOTER-APPROVED BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE.

A RULING COULD COME ANY DAY. Return to index of stories...


MAYO CLINIC HIGHEST RATING-trxOC VO


MAYO CLINIC RECEIVED A BIG HONOR THIS WEEK. A FIRST PLACE RANKING BY U.S. NEWS REPORT.

THE RANKING IS BASED ON A FEW THINGS LIKE LONG-TERM INPATIENT SURVIVAL - REPUTATION WITH SPECIALISTS - AND PATIENT SAFETY, OR WHAT STEPS THE HOSPITAL TAKES TO PROTECT PATENTS FROM INJURIES DURING SURGERY.

THE CLINIC'S C-E-O SAYS HIS STAFF IS PROUD OF THE RANKING BUT REMINDS US THAT QUALITY IS ALWAYS A WORK IN PROGRESS. Return to index of stories...


MAYO CLINIC HIGHEST RATING-SOT VO


S/ Dr. John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic President and CEO1:06 - 1:13

"These rating agencies look at data that are two and three years old, so it takes a while for that, if you will, the efficiency and the improvement of our quality and safety to be recognized in the numbers, but hopefully that will help us going forward."

THIS YEAR, THE CLINIC ALSO EARNED NUMBER 1 IN EIGHT SPECIALIST CATAGORIES.LIKE GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NEUROLOGY Return to index of stories...


MAN BURNS HOUSE KILLING SPIDER-VO


POLICE SAY A SEATTLE MAN TRIED TO KILL A SPIDER WITH FIRE USING SPRAY PAINT AND A LIGHTER - AND ENDED UP WITH SERIOUS COLLATERAL DAMAGE.

THE FIRE HE STARTED SPREAD AND CAUSED ABOUT 60-THOUSAND-DOLLARS WORTH OF DAMAGE TO HIS HOUSE.

TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, THE MAN SAYS IT ALL MAY HAVE BEEN FOR NOTHING-

HE'S NOT SURE IF THE SPIDER PERISHED IN THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


OH BODY CAMERA-WIPE VOTOPS


HE'S BEING CALLED A LHERO THIS MORNING.

A CLEVELAND POLICE OFFICER PERFORMING C-P-R ON A CHILD -

AS SEEN THROUGH HIS "BODY CAM."

THE OFFICER WAS NEARBY WHEN A TWO YEAR OLD CHILD FELL INTO A SWIMMING POOL.

THROUGH THE CAMERA YOU CAN SEE HIM PERFORMING COMPRESSIONS ON THE CHILD WHILE THE AUNT HELPED WITH THE BREATHING.

THE CHILD REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS AND IS NOW FINE. Return to index of stories...


NEW DISABLED SIGNS-TRX-VOTOPS


THE CITY OF MERRIAM, KANSAS IS MAKING SOME BIG CHANGES TO IT'S DISABLED PARKING SIGNS.

ON THE LEFT IS AN OLD SIGN- AND ON THE RIGHT IS ONE OF THEIR NEW SIGNS.

THE PERSON BEHIND THE PROJECT WANTED THEM TO BE MORE ACTIVE AND ENGAGING. Return to index of stories...


OH: SMOKESTACK DESTRUCTION-WIPE NATVOTOPS


WIPE

***bang, towers fall

TOLEDO OHIO.

SOME ICONIC PIECES OF THE REGION'S PAST WERE DEMOLISHED WEDNESDAY.

ONCE BEACONS OF A GROWING INDUSTRIAL NATION, THESE TOWERS WERE REDUCED TO RUBBLE IN SECONDS.

THE SMOKESTACKS WERE PART OF A POWER PLANT THAT WAS TORN DOWN LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


GIRL SWEPT DOWN DRAIN-trxOC VO


A PENNSYLVANIA GIRL DESCRIBES IN HER WORDS WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE SWEPT INTO A STORM DRAIN.

12 YEAR OLD TAYLOR RUSSELL HAS A FEW BUMPS AND BRUSES BUT OTHERWISE IS DOING OK.

SHE SAYS SHE AND SOME FRIENDS WERE CHECKING OUT SOME FLASH FLOODING.

THAT'S WHEN SHE JUST FELL DOWN THE DRAIN- NOT KNOWING IT WAS THERE UNDER THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


GIRL SWEPT DOWN DRAIN-SOTVO


"I was swooped under, and I tried to look back and see if my sister was there and I was trying to yell and I couldn't because I didn't want to open my mouth so i didn't get anything in my mouth."

WHEN SHE CAME OUT OF THE PIPE SHE WAS SWEPT HUNDREDS OF YARDS DOWNSTREAM.

SHE THEN HELD ONTO SOME ROCKS AND SCREAMED FOR HELP UNTIL SOMEONE FOUND HER. Return to index of stories...


KENNEDY COMPOUND BREAK IN-WIPE VOTOPS


THE MAN ACCUSED OF BREAKING INTO THE KENNEDY FAMILY'S FAMED HYANNIS PORT COMPOUND IS ORDERED TO HAVE A MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATION.

53-YEAR-OLD JAMES LACROIX ALLEGEDLY BROKE INTO THE HOME TUESDAY NIGHT AND TOLD POLICE OFFICERS THAT HE WAS LOOKING FOR SINGER KATY PERRY.

TED KENNEDY THE THIRD, WAS ALONE IN THE HOME AT THE TIME.

HE WAS NOT HURT.

LACROIX COULD FACE A BREAKING AND ENTERING CHARGE DEPENDING ON THE RESULTS OF HIS EVALUATION. Return to index of stories...


TEASE 5-2SHOT


LIGHTNING HAS WREAKED HAVOC ON SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HOMES RECENTLY.

SO, HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOURSELF ? AFTER THE BREAK WAYS YOU CAN AVOID DISASTER DURING THE STORM. Return to index of stories...


1) LIGHTNING PROTECTION-VO


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FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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BREAK EIGHT 5:49:40 AM


HIT TIME 5:49:40 AM

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5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Full Forecast

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.

MORNING STORMS FOR THURSDAY

Onshore flow Thursday will trigger scattered storms to start the day. Showers and storms will continue through the first half of the day and begin tappering off during the late afternoon. With cloud cover in place for much of the day, temperatures will struggle to climb. Expect cooler temperatures than the averages Thursday. Calling it 87° in Ft. Myers & Naples this afternoon.

Cclouds thin out overnight and a hint of drier air sinks in place. Lows heading into Friday appear to be on par for the average. Low 70s area wide will be common with mid to upper 70s along the coastline.

Friday, dry air hangs around which will help reduce rain chances a bit. While chances for showers drop, there still is the chance for some isolated morning and afternoon pop up storms.

A typical summer pattern will be locked in for the weekend ahead. Expect a few isolated storms during the pre-dawn hours in the Gulf and afternoon showers inland both Saturday & Sunday. Highs both days will be hot and humid in the low 90s. Return to index of stories...


BILL-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI


CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

ALL CLEAR, COLLIER CO ENFORCEMENT

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


FL STARBUCKS RECORD-SS (3)


A FLORIDA WOMAN JUST BROKE THE RECORD FOR THE MOST EXPENSIVE DRINK EVER ORDERED AT STARBUCKS.

61-DOLLARS FOR A FRAPPACINO!

THE CAFFEINATED COCKTAIL CONTAINED A WHOPPING 60 SHOTS OF ESPRESSO!

IT ALSO HAD WHITE MOCHA, HAZELNUT, CARAMEL SYRUP AND SOME OTHER EXTRAS.

AND GET THIS --

IT DIDN'T COST THE 23-YEAR OLD MEDICAL STUDENT A DIME.

the woman from pembroke pines USED HER STARBUCKS LOYALTY CARD AND A COUPON FOR A FREE DRINK. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING PROTECTION-OTS-VO


LIGHTNING HAS HIT AT LEAST SIX HOUSES IN COLLIER COUNTY ALONE SINCE MAY.

NBC-2 WANTED TO LOOK INTO HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR EXPENSIVE APPLIANCES AND ELECTRONICS IN CASE LIGHTNING STRIKES.

THE OWNER OF A LOCAL APPLIANCE STORE TELLS US SOMETHING LIKE A SURGE PROTECTOR HELPS-

BUT IT'S NOT COMPLETELY FAIL-SAFE. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING PROTECTION-SOTVO


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 ALSO CHECKED WITH FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT.

YOU CAN GET A UNIT PUT ON YOUR METER TO HELP PROTECT FROM LIGHTNING STRIKES.

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


FGCU MOSQUITO STUDY-WIPE VOTOPS


IT'S MOSQUITO SEASON IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND THAT MEANS LEE COUNTY IS OUT IN FORCE SPRAYING FOR THE PESTS.

BUT WE WANTED TO KNOW- IS WHAT THEY'RE SPRAYING SAFE?

THAT'S THE FOCUS OF A NEW STUDY BEING DONE BY F-G-C-U.

SCIENTISTS AND STUDENTS JUST STARTED THEIR RESEARCH.

THEY SAY IT COULD BE ANOTHER MONTH BEFORE THEY HAVE ANY ANSWERS. Return to index of stories...


FGCU MOSQUITO STUDY-SOTVO


'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."

MOSQUITO CONTROL OFFICIALS BELIEVE THERE ARE VERY LITTLE IF ANY EFFECTS ON ANYTHING EXCEPT FOR MOSQUITOES. Return to index of stories...


WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-CLIPTOPS


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1) PLANE CRASH NORTH CAPTIVA-PLASMA VO


NBC-2 HAS BEEN ON SCENE ALL NIGHT LONG AFTER A PLANE CRASH ON NORTH CAPTIVA. ----

WHO WAS INVOLVED?

HOW DID THE CRASH HAPPEN?

A TEAM OF FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS ARE ON THEIR WAY TO THE SCENE.

WE'RE LIVE AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR. Return to index of stories...


2) NIACIN-VOTOPS


PLUS, AND IMPORTANT HEALTH ALERT FOR ANYONE WHO TAKES NIACIN ----

DOCTORS ARE REVERSING COURSE ON TREATMENT.

HOW THE RISKS OUTWEIGH THE BENEFITS AND WHAT YOUR SUPPOSED TO NOW. Return to index of stories...


3) MANGO MANIA-LIVELOOK-VO


PLUS, HOW COMMUNITY COUNTS.

WE'RE GETTING REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS!

MANGO MANIA IS ABOUT TO KICK OFF ON PINE ISLAND!

AND THE ORGANIZERS ARE SO GREAT!

THEY HAVE AN AMAZING SETUP FOR US THIS MORNING --- TO SHOWCASE EVERYTHING MANGO! Return to index of stories...


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A LIVE LOOK RIGHT NOW AT-- , SHOWING --

NBC2 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST HALEY WEBB WILL BE LIVE WITH AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE TWOS AT 6-02. Return to index of stories...


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HIT TIME 5:57:50 AM Return to index of stories...