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DIRECTORS PAGE GAY MARRIAGE RULING-TC MON, VO
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP DECISION 2014 OPEN-CLIP
THREE BIG STORIES-T-AniBX CRIST RUNNING MATE-OC NATVO-WIPE
1) malaysia airlines crash-vo CRIST RUNNING MATE-SOTVO
2) captiva plane crash-vo TEASE ONE-2SHOT
3) id theft folo-vo TZ1 A) CHIKUNGUNYA CASES-VO-WIPE
TOSS TO CHAD-PLASMA, SS (3)-LIVE TZ1 B) RIVER REACH PROBS-VOTOPS
MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-FEED ROOM (RTR-1) TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-SS (2)-VO MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-FEED ROOM (RTR-1) FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-trx 2-SHOT VO RIVER REACH ROAD PROBS-trx VOPLASMA
PILOT PERSPECTIVE-SSTOPS, VO RIVER REACH ROAD PROBS-BNR-PKG
TEAM COVERAGE SETUP-trx TRPL BX OCTAVIUS PULLEN ARRESTED-trx SS
UPPER CAPTIVA REAX-LIVEU 1 (RTR-2) FL CHIKUNGUNYA-O-AniBX, VO
UPPER CAPTIVA REAX-VO-WIPE FL REDISTRICTING-VO-WIPE
UPPER CAPTIVA REAX-SOT FL REDISTRICTING-SOTVO
UPPER CAPTIVA REAX-LIVEU 1 (RTR-2) SAGGY PANTS UPDATE-VO
TOSS TO LUCAS-OC, E-AniBX FL DOG JUMPS OUT OF CAR-VO-WIPE
PLANE CRASH NUTS & BOLTS-REM-7 FL DOG JUMPS OUT OF CAR-SOTVO
PLANE CRASH NUTS & BOLTS-PKG TEASE TWO-2SHOT
PLANE CRASH NUTS & BOLTS-REM-7 TZ2 A) PURSE SNATCHER-VO
COVERAGE PROMISE-OC TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS
TOSS TO SOPHIE-trx VOTOPS PURSE SNATCHER-trx OC
TOSS TO SOPHIE-VO, 1-2 BOXES PURSE SNATCHER-BNR-PKG
INCREDIBLE FRESH ID THEFT-REM-26 NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
INCREDIBLE FRESH ID THEFT-PKG A) UKRAINE PLANE CRASH-VO-WIPE
INCREDIBLE FRESH ID THEFT-REM-26 B) FACEBOOK PURGE-VOTOPS


DIRECTORS PAGE


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BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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THREE BIG STORIES-T-AniBX


NBC 2 IS FOLLOWING THREE BIG STORIES --

A LARGE PASSENGER JET WAS SHOT DOWN TODAY -- OVER THE UKRAINE WITH NEARLY 300 PEOPLE ON BOARD.

YOU CAN SEE THE BALL OF FLAMES --

RUSSIAN REBELS ARE LIKELY RESPONSIBLE.

NEW PICTURES OF THE DEBRIS IS COMING IN BY THE MINUTE.

PLUS --

LIVE TEAM COVERAGE OF A SMALL PLANE CRASH -- OVER THE COAST OF NORTH CAPTIVA.

WHAT WE'VE LEARNED ABOUT THE PILOT --

THE RECOVERY EFFORT --

AND WITNESSES WHO SAW THE PLANE GO DOWN.

AND -- 100 EMPLOYEES AT A NAPLES BUSINESS ARRESTED -- ACCUSED OF USING FAKE -- STOLEN -- IDENTITIES.

NBC 2 SITS DOWN WITH THE OWNER -- DID HE KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. Return to index of stories...


1) malaysia airlines crash-vo


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2) captiva plane crash-vo


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3) id theft folo-vo


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TOSS TO CHAD-PLASMA, SS (3)-LIVE


WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH PASSENGER JET CRASH IN UKRAINE.

HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW --

295 PEOPLE WERE ON THE MALAYSIAN AIRLINES PLANE.

280 PASSENGERS AND 15 CREW MEMBERS.

IT SOUNDS LIKE EVERYONE ON BOARD DIED.

THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF SURVIVORS.

THE PLANE TOOK OFF FROM AMSTERDAM AND WAS HEADING TO MALAYSIA.

IT IS A BOEING 7-7-7 -- A JET WITH AN EXCELLENT SAFETY RECORD.

U.S. OFFICIALS ARE NOW CONFIRMING THAT A SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE SHOT DOWN THE PLANE.

UKRANIAN OFFICIALS SAY RUSSIA HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT.

RUSSIA DENIES THAT.

NBC 2 ANCHOR CHAD OLIVER HAS BEEN MONITORING THE NEWS ALL DAY FROM THE NBC 2 SATELLITE CENTER, CHAD. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-FEED ROOM (RTR-1)


THE DEBRIS FIELD STRETCHES 10-MILES WHICH LEADS YOU TO BELIEVE FLIGHT-17 STARTED TO BREAK-APART WHILE STILL IN THE AIR.

I WENT TO GET STRAIGHT TO WHAT THIS SITE LOOKS LIKE. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-SS (2)-VO


THIS IMAGE IS FROM REUTERS NEWS SERVICE.

THE NEARBY VILLAGE WHERE THIS PLANE WENT DOWN IS CURRENTLY UNDER THE CONTROL OF ARMED PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS.

HERE IS ANOTHER PICTURE SHOWING THE WRECK SITE.

IT LOOKS LIKE PART OF WING IN THE FOREGROUND.

WE DON'T YET KNOW IF ANY AMERICANS WERE ON BOARD MALAYSIA AIR FLIGHT 17.

HERE IS A WIDER VIEW OF THE SITE.

THIS IS ALL HAPPENING THE SAME WEEK THAT UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS SAID A RUSSIAN FIGHTER SHOT DOWN A UKRAINIAN MILITARY TRANSPORT PLANE.

SEEING THIS VIDEO IT'S HARD TO GRASP THE HUMAN TRAGEDY.

WE'RE NOW HEARING FROM A COUPLE FLYING TODAY WITH A BABY.

THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THAT BOEING TRIPLE-7 BUT THEY *MISSED* THE FLIGHT. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO


"We were feeling like, we were supposed to be on that flight. Obviously, something was watching over us and saying no don't get on that flight."

PRIOR TO TODAY'S CRASH, AVIATION AUTHORITIES IN SEVERAL COUNTRIES SENT OUT WARNINGS ABOUT THIS VOLATILE REGION. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-FEED ROOM (RTR-1)


THIS AFTERNOON I FOUND OUT FROM THE F-A-A, BECAUSE OF TODAY'S CRASH U-S AIRLINES HAVE AGREED TO AVOID AIRSPACE NEAR THE UKRAINIAN-RUSSIAN BORDER.

LIVE IN OUR SATELLITE CENTER, CHAD OLIVER NBC-2 NEWS. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-trx 2-SHOT VO


NOW TO THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS OFF NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND --

WHERE A SMALL PLANE CRASHED IN GULF ATTEMPTING TO LAND AT THE SALTY APPROACH AIRSTRIP.

TODAY, WE SENT SKY TWO TO GIVE YOU A BETTER IDEA OF THE AREA WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

THE PRIVATE, GRASSY RUNWAY IS ABOUT 23-HUNDRED FEET LONG.THAT'S LESS THAN A HALF MILE.

YOU CAN ALSO SEE THE WING OF THE PLANE STICKING OUT OF THE WATER.

THE SINGLE ENGINE PIPER WENT DOWN JUST BEFORE 6 O'CLOCK LAST NIGHT.

WE DON'T HAVE ANY INDICATION MORE THAN ONE PERSON WAS ON BOARD THE PLANE, BUT WE'RE TOLD A PLANE OF THIS SIZE CAN CARRY UP TO SIX PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


PILOT PERSPECTIVE-SSTOPS, VO


NBC 2 HAS CONFIRMED THE PILOT -- GREGG HOWARD LIVES IN SAINT PETERSBURG --

BUT HAS A HOME ON NORTH CAPITVA ISLAND.

ISLANDERS TELL US -- HE WAS DOING A MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT ON HIS HOUSE --

AND MAY HAVE HAD BUILDING MATERIALS ON BOARD THAT PLANE.

YOU CAN ONLY GET TO NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND BY PLANE OR BOAT.

THIS IS VIDEO -- WE GOT THIS AFTERNOON FROM HOWARD'S FACEBOOK PAGE.

IT SHOWS A PILOT'S PERSPECTIVE OF FLYING INTO THE ISLAND. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE SETUP-trx TRPL BX


TONIGHT -- WE HAVE LIVE TEAM COVERAGE ON THE CRASH.

NBC 2'S LUCAS SEILER IS LIVE ON NORTH CAPTIVA WITH THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION AND RECOVERY EFFORT.

BUT WE BEGIN WITH JACLYN BEVIS WHO TALKED WITH PEOPLE WHO SAW THE PLANE GO DOWN. Return to index of stories...


UPPER CAPTIVA REAX-LIVEU 1 (RTR-2)


PEOPLE ON THE ISLAND TELL US THERE ARE A NUMBER OF PILOTS THAT LIVE RIGHT HERE ALONG THE RUNWAY.

BEING PART OF THE ISLAND AND HAVING OWNERSHIP OVER THIS LAND IS THE ONLY WAY SOMEONE IS ALLOWED TO LAND THEIR PLANE HERE. Return to index of stories...


UPPER CAPTIVA REAX-VO-WIPE


THAT'S WHAT THE PILOT WAS TRYING TO DO LAST NIGHT WHEN THE PLANE WENT DOWN IN THE GULF.

WHAT'S LEFT OF THE PLANE IS STILL IN THE WATER JUST WEST OF THE RUNWAY.

THIS IS VIDEO OF THE PLAN FROM EARLIER.

LOTS OF PEOPLE HERE ON THE ISLAND TELL US THEY SAW THE PLANE, THROUGHOUT THE DAY, AND IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


UPPER CAPTIVA REAX-SOT


ALLISON SCRAUB, SAW THE PLANE

281305 He was coming in then when he got to the end he didn't stop. he kept going, sort of went into the air, but didn't get up high enough. Return to index of stories...


UPPER CAPTIVA REAX-LIVEU 1 (RTR-2)


THIS IS THE ADDRESS LISTED AS PART OF THE PLANE'S REGISTRATION WITH THE F-A-A.

MANY PEOPLE HERE TELL ME THIS IS THE HOUSE THE PILOT OWNS AND HAS BEEN WORKING ON SINCE EARLY THIS YEAR.

REPORTING LIVE ON CAPTIVA ISLAND, JACLYN BEVIS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LUCAS-OC, E-AniBX


THERE WERE STORMS IN THE AREA AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH.

WE CONTINUE OUR TEAM COVERAGE TONIGHT WITH NBC 2'S LUCAS SEILER -- LIVE ON NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND -- WITH THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CRASH NUTS & BOLTS-REM-7


WE'VE BEEN TALKING WITH INVESTIGATORS AND DIVERS ALL DAY HERE WHO ARE PERFORMING WHAT THEY'RE CALLING A RECOVERY EFFORT.

THE PLANE IS MOSTLY SUBMERGED AND DIVERS HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE THE PILOT.

TONIGHT, WITNESSES ARE IN SHOCK ABOUT WHAT THEY SAW AS DIVERS SIFT THROUGH THE WRECKAGE IN THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CRASH NUTS & BOLTS-PKG


NAT plane taking off

LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON - THIS IS THE LAST WITNESSES SAY THEY SAW OF GREGG HOWARD LEAVING NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND. VIDEO OBTAINED EXCLUSIVELY BY NBC-2.

"I just kept thinking about it last night that that was his last trip out."

NEARLY AN HOUR LATER AND A HALF LATER JUST BEFORE 6 P.M. -WITNESSES SEE HIM SLAM INTO THE WATER OF THE ISLAND'S COAST.

Allison Scraub, Witness "He was kind of turned sideways when he went in. it didn't look right. and I was like. something's gotta be wrong."

AS PEOPLE GLUE THEIR EYES ON THE WING STICKING HALFWAY OUT OF THE WATER, ANOTHER WITNESS SCRAMBLES TO CALL 911.

FEARING THE WORST - THAT SOMEONE IS TRAPPED INSIDE A PLANE SINKING INTO WATER 80 FEET DEEP -

Erick Bush "It was landing, but it sounded like it was going too fast."

ERICK BUSH WENT OUT ON HIS BOAT TO SEE FOR HIMSELF - HOPING HE COULD HELP, BUT TOO AFRAID TO JUMP IN.

Eric Bush, Witness "I didn't want to get hung up in something down there and then drown with him. but I knew someone was in there."

THE PILOT - GREGG HOWARD - WAS MAKING IMPROVEMENTS TO HIS NORTH CAPTIVA HOME - NEIGHBORS SAY HE WAS BRINGING TILE BACK FROM FORT MYERS.

Sherman Cottrell, Witness "His plane broke into pieces."

THE STORM. TOO MUCH FOR THE SMALL AIRCRAFT TO HANDLE.

"I thought he was pretty brave going out there. it was pretty ah. pretty windy." Return to index of stories...


PLANE CRASH NUTS & BOLTS-REM-7


WE'RE APPROACHING 24 HOURS NOW SINCE GREGG HOWARD CRASHED HERE. INVESTIGATORS HAVEN'T CONFIRMED WITH US IF THEY HAVE RECOVERED A BODY.

THE FAA AND NTSB IS INVESTIGATING.

I'M TOLD IT COULD TAKE UP TO A YEAR TO KNOW *EXACTLY* WHY HIS PLANE WENT INTO THE WATER.

LIVE AT PINELAND MARINA, LS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


COVERAGE PROMISE-OC


TONIGHT AT 6 -- WE TALKED TO A COUPLE OF MEN WHO RUSHED TO THE CRASH SITE ALONG WITH RESCUE CREWS. HOPING TO HELP.

PLUS -- WE FLY THE EXACT ROUTE THE PILOT TOOK 24 HOURS AGO. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO SOPHIE-trx VOTOPS


NEW DETAILS ABOUT YESTERDAY'S MASSIVE IDENTITY FRAUD BUST AT A COLLIER COUNTY BUSINESS.

TONIGHT -- NBC 2 TALKED TO THE OWNER OF INCREDIBLE FRESH FOR THE FIRST TIME.

HE SAYS HE DIDN'T KNOW THIS WAS GOING ON.

41 WORKERS HAD THEIR FIRST APPEARANCES IN COURT THIS AFTERNOON.

21 HAVE ALREADY BONDED OUT.

NBC 2's SOPHIE NIELSEN-KOLDING IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE JAIL -- WHERE FAMILY MEMBERS OF THOSE ARRESTED ARE WAITING FOR THEM TO BE RELEASED. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO SOPHIE-VO, 1-2 BOXES


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INCREDIBLE FRESH ID THEFT-REM-26


IT LOOKS PRETTY QUIET TODAY --

THAT'S COMPARED TO YESTERDAY WHEN SHERIFFS CARS AND CROWDS OF EMOTIONAL FAMILY MEMBERS CROWDED THIS ENTRANCE.

THAT'S BECAUSE THIS FACILITY IS JUST TRYING TO CATCH UP. Return to index of stories...


INCREDIBLE FRESH ID THEFT-PKG


Oakes - owner of Incredible Fresh

150421 I feel emphatic that I have nothing to hide. 4

THAT'S ALFIE OAKES, WHO IS OUT OF STATE ON VACATION. NBC2 CAUGHT HIM BY PHONE.

150033 And I was totally, totally blown away by it. I had zero suspicion. 4

150054 every single worker produced a social security card and a driver license. 9

HE SAYS HE HAD NO IDEA ALMOST 90 PERCENT OF THE EMPLOYEES HERE WERE WORKING UNDER FAKE IDENTITIES. BUT WITH MORE THAN 100 CUSTOMERS TO TAKE CARE OF - HIS GOAL IS KEEPING UP DELIVERIES.

150713 Our main focus is not to lose production and continue to move along and we feel like we've done a good job from what theyre telling me everything is operational and moving forward. 15 Return to index of stories...


INCREDIBLE FRESH ID THEFT-REM-26


ALFIE OAKES SAYS HE HAS NOT YET BEEN CONTACTED BY AUTHORITIES.

HE'S DENYNG ALLEGATIONS THAT MANAGEMENT HELPED PEOPLE GET FAKE DOCUMENTS.

COMING UP AT 6 -- HOW COULD THEY NOT HAVE KNOWN?

HE SAYS TOO MANY QUESTIONS CAN LEAD TO A LAW SUIT.

WE'LL HAVE AN EXPERT WEIGH IN IN THE NEXT HOUR.

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GAY MARRIAGE RULING-TC MON, VO


A JUDGE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS OVERTURNED THE STATE'S CONSTITUTIONAL BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE TODAY.

A LAWSUIT FILED BY SIX GAY COUPLES SAID THE BAN MADE THEM SECOND-CLASS CITIZENS -- AND VIOLATED THEIR EQUAL PROTECTION RIGHTS.

THE RULING **ONLY APPLIES TO MONROE COUNTY -- WHICH COVERS THE KEYS.

THE JUDGE SAID MARRIAGE LICENSES COULD BE ISSUED STARTING TUESDAY.

RIGHT NOW -- IN THE **STATE OF THE FLORIDA -- MARRIAGE IS DEFINED AS A UNION BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN.

COMING UP AT 6 -- WE FIND OUT IF COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL FOLLOW SUIT AND OVERTURN THE STATE'S BAN. Return to index of stories...


DECISION 2014 OPEN-CLIP


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CRIST RUNNING MATE-OC NATVO-WIPE


CHARLIE CRIST ANNOUNCED HIS RUNNING MATE TODAY.

"I appreciate the opportunity to introduce a great Floridian to you and announce our running mate, my running mate Annette Tadeo. I'm so proud of her."

ANNETTE TADDEO-GOLDSTEIN STOOD BY CRIST'S SIDE WHEN HE MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN MIAMI.

SHE'S THE CHAIRWOMAN OF THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY. Return to index of stories...


CRIST RUNNING MATE-SOTVO


"We need a governor who will fight for out small business and help to grow the middle class. Who will fight for a higher minimum wage and for equal pay for women."

TADDEO-GOLDSTEIN WAS BORN IN COLOMBIA, SPENDING the FIRST SEVENTEEN YEARS OF HER LIFE THERE WITH HER AMERICAN FATHER AND COLOMBIAN MOTHER.

WE'RE LESS THAN SIX WEEKS OUT FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY, WHERE CRIST WILL FACE OFF WITH FORMER SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER NAN RICH.

THE WINNER GOES UP THIS NOVEMBER AGAINST REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CONFIRMS TWO PEOPLE BITTEN BY MOSQUITOES IN FLORIDA NOW HAVE CHICKUGUNYA.

THIS IS WHAT HEALTH OFFICIALS WERE WORRIED ABOUT.

NEXT AT FIVE, WE'RE LOOKING AT WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR KIDS.

AND DRIVERS DESCRIBE IT AS AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN.

OUR CAMERAS CAPTURED SEVERAL CLOSE CALLS ON A NAPLES ROAD.

TONIGHT - NBC2 QUESTIONS THE CITY ABOUT WHAT IT'S DOING TO KEEP DRIVERS SAFE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) CHIKUNGUNYA CASES-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) RIVER REACH PROBS-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

Our weather is noticeably quieter this afternoon, but a few showers and storms are still roaming through parts of Southwest Florida.

As we close out the afternoon and head through the evening hours, the best chance of a passing storm will be across our inland areas, particularly for Glades and Hendry County.

We may still get a few spotty downpours closer to the coast and along the urban corridor, but the coverage should stay pretty isolated here.

Once the rain fades after sunset, expect a clearing sky through the overnight and early morning hours Friday with temperatures settling into the mid to upper 70s.

Friday should actually end up being a bit drier than the last few days, but we'll still mention the risk for an isolated shower or storm in the morning close to the coast and then in the afternoon across our inland communities.

Our weather through the weekend will feature plenty of sunshine along with some toasty temperatures as highs soar into the low to mid 90s. As we often see this time of year, storms will be possible during the afternoon and evening with rain chances around 40%.

In the tropics, we're monitoring a few tropical waves in the open Atlantic, but it's unlikely any of these will be able to organize into a tropical system. However, conditions should gradually start to become more favorable for development over the next few week, so we'll need to pay closer attention the the tropics toward the end of July and into August. Return to index of stories...


RIVER REACH ROAD PROBS-trx VOPLASMA


SOME SAY IT'S AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN --

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT RECENT TRAFFIC CHANGES ON RIVER REACH ROAD AND HORSE SHOE DRIVE IN NAPLES.

SO -- WE WENT TO CHECK IT OUT TODAY --

AND WE SAW AT LEAST 5 NEAR HEAD-ON COLLISIONS IN ABOUT AN HOUR!

NBC 2'S BRYAN ANDERSON TALKED WITH CITY LEADERS ABOUT THE CHANGES. Return to index of stories...


RIVER REACH ROAD PROBS-BNR-PKG


RIVER REACH RESIDENT LYNN GREENLING HAS A FRONT ROW SEAT.

TO WHAT SHE DESCRIBES AS AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN.

LYNN GREENLING, RIVER REACH RESIDENT

04:29-:34

This is a very high traffic area, people walking, exercising, riding their bikes. You're going to see people get hit and hurt.

FROM HER DRIVEWAY, YOU CAN SEE THE INTERSECTION OF RIVER REACH WAY AND HORSESHOE DRIVE NORTH.

THAT'S WHERE WE SAW SEVERAL CLOSE CALLS WITHIN AN HOUR TODAY.

DRIVER

12:33

I thought he was in the wrong lane.

LYNN

02:04-:13

I've had it happen to me at least 5 times if not more and 100 times we just sit here and watch it because it's crazy.

UNTIL A MONTH AGO, THERE WAS ONE INBOUND LANE FROM HORSESHOE ONTO RIVER REACH.

STANDUP

16:16-:22

And there were 2 lanes going that way. No you can see it's a confusing 2-way street.

Lauren Sanders, River Reach resident

08:50-:57

I kind of like not swerve but kind of cut the wheel and I'm like it's not there anymore.

THE CITY OF NAPLES SAYS THE CHANGES ARE BECAUSE OF NEW DEVELOPMENT GOING UP ON THE OTHER SIDE OF HORSESHOE DRIVE NORTH.

A GAS STATION IS ALMOST OPEN AND THERE'S MORE LAND TO BE BUILT ON.

CITY OFFICIALS WANTED TO ALIGN ROADWAYS ON EITHER SIDE WITH HORSESHOE DRIVE'S INTERSECTION THERE.

JON SANDERS, RIVER REACH RESIDENT

18:15-:21

There was signage and cones and people out there directing traffic because how crazy it was, but they took it down when they painted the lines.

JON SANDERS AND HIS WIFE ARE ASKING FOR BETTER DIRECTION.

LYNN

01:13-:17

There are no signs, there are no lines. There is no warning. Doesn't make any sense.

AFTER NBC2 CALLED THE CITY, OFFICIALS SAY THEY PLAN TO PUT DOWN ARROWS AND BRIGHTEN WHAT PAINT IS ALREADY THERE.

GREENLING

03:30

I'd like to see it go back to the way it was. It would make it safer for everybody.

IN NAPLES, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


OCTAVIUS PULLEN ARRESTED-trx SS


BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT OUT OF LEE COUNTY --

THE MAN ACCUSED OF TRYING TO RUN DOWN DEPUTIES LAST WEEK IS BACK IN CUSTODY.

DEPUTIES TRACKED DOWN OCTAVIUS PULLEN THIS AFTERNOON IN IMMOKALEE.

HE WAS ORIGINALLY ARRESTED AFTER A HIGH SPEED CHASE --

AND THEN RELEASED.

DEPUTIES THEN ANNOUNCED THEY WANTED TO ARREST HIM AGAIN FOR A HOME BURGLARY IN FORT MYERS.

HE'S CHARGED WITH ARMED BURGLARY, GRAND THEFT AND GRAND THEFT OF A FIREARM. Return to index of stories...


FL CHIKUNGUNYA-O-AniBX, VO


HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY TWO PEOPLE BITTEN BY MOSQUITOES IN FLORIDA HAVE BECOME INFECTED WITH THE CHIKUNGUNYA VIRUS.

WE TOLD YOU MORE THAN 80 CASES HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN THE STATE --

BUT BEFORE TODAY -- ALL WERE CONTRACTED DURING TRAVEL TO THE CARIBBEAN.

THE TWO CASES ARE IN MIAMI-DADE AND PALM BEACH COUNTIES.

CHIKUNGUNYA IS RARELY FATAL -- BUT CAN CAUSE FEVER AND JOINT PAIN FOR MONTHS -- EVEN YEARS. Return to index of stories...


FL REDISTRICTING-VO-WIPE


REPUBLICANS IN OUR STATE LEGISLATURE INSIST THEY CAN'T RE-DRAW THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT MAPS BEFORE THE ELECTION IN NOVEMBER.

EARLIER THIS WEEK, A JUDGE SAID THE REPUBLICANS UNFAIRLY CREATED DISTRICTS TO SERVE THEIR OWN INTERESTS.

THE REPUBLICANS SAY THEY WON'T APPEAL THE DECISION, BUT THEY SAY IT WON'T BE A QUICK FIX. Return to index of stories...


FL REDISTRICTING-SOTVO


Sot: Ron Labasky, Florida Association of Supervisors of Elections

"There just doesn't seem to be a window of time sufficient enough, between now and November, to re-craft these districts, have new qualifying in the revised districts, and have a primary and a subsequent general election on November 4th."

THE JUDGE AGREED TO HEAR THE CASE NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


SAGGY PANTS UPDATE-VO


IT'S NOW AGAINST THE LAW TO WEAR SAGGY PANTS IN PARTS OF FLORIDA.

OCALA COUNTY LEADERS JUST PASSED AN ORDINANCE BANNING PANTS THAT EXPOSE UNDERWEAR --

OR BARE SKIN ON YOUR BACK-SIDE.

IF YOU WEAR THEM IN PUBLIC -- YOU FACE A 500 DOLLAR FINE -- EVEN JAIL TIME.

THE ORDINANCE WAS FIRST PROPOSED 5 YEARS AGO -- BUT SOME FEARED IT WOULD LEAD TO PROFILING.

NOW -- OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE NOT WORRIED BECAUSE THE ORDINANCE APPLIES TO BOTH GENDERS AND ALL RACES.

LAST MONTH -- A FORT MYERS COUNCILMAN TOLD US BANNING SAGGY PANTS WOULD HELP LOWER THE CRIME RATE. Return to index of stories...


FL DOG JUMPS OUT OF CAR-VO-WIPE


DOGS MAY BE MAN'S BEST FRIEND --

BUT ONE FLORIDA POOCH WOULD RATHER CHASE A TENNIS BALL!

MEET BUCKLEY.

HE WAS IN THE CAR WITH HIS OWNER -- GOING OVER A BRIDGE IN SANFORD -- WHEN HIS FAVORITE TOY FELL OUT OF THE WINDOW --

AND HE COULDN'T BARE TO LET IT GO.

SO, HE JUMPED OUT THE CAR -- AND INTO THE LAKE! Return to index of stories...


FL DOG JUMPS OUT OF CAR-SOTVO


NO SUPER

"At first I had know idea what was going on, there was just this sound going out and I see him in the rear-view mirror rolling on the ground for about 100 feet, it was very scary."

THE OWNER IMMEDIATELY CALLED 9-1-1.

IT TOOK OFFICIALS ABOUT A HALF-HOUR TO RESCUE THE DOG.

HE BROKE HIS PELVIS AND SUFFERED A FEW CUTS --

BUT HE'S EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


A WARNING TO WOMEN TONIGHT FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT -- WATCH YOUR PURSE.

NBC 2 SHOWS YOU HOW THIEVES ARE DRIVING THRU PARKING LOTS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, TO GRAB AND GO.

THAT STORY NEXT AT 5. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) PURSE SNATCHER-VO


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TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS


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PURSE SNATCHER-trx OC


A WARNING TONIGHT FOR WOMEN FROM CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES.

THEY SAY KEEP YOUR PURSES CLOSE WHEN GROCERY SHOPPING.

IN JUST ONE WEEK -- THIEVES STOLE PURSES FROM TWO WOMEN OUTSIDE DIFFERENT SUPERMARKETS IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

NBC2'S CHRIS GILMORE SPOKE WITH ONE OF THE VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


PURSE SNATCHER-BNR-PKG


"It happened so fast."

81 YEAR OLD CORNELIA SCHAAD WAS SHOPPING AT THE TAMIAMI TRAIL WINN DIXIE IN PORT CHARLOTTE ON TUESDAY WHEN SHE SAYS SHE WAS ROBBED.

"They snatched my purse and took off, I couldn't even begin to get a license number or a description except the vehicle and that was pretty vague."

A LATE MODEL VAN OR SUV WAS ALL SHE WAS ABLE TO GATHER.

IT WAS GONE AS QUICKLY AS IT CAME.

YESTERDAY PURSE SNATCHERS STRUCK AGAIN IN A SIMILAR FASHION.

TARGETING ANOTHER WOMAN.

IN A SUPERMARKET PARKING LOT, THIS TIME AT THE PORT CHARLOTTE PUBLIX ON COCHRAN BOULEVARD.

"I guess it could happen anywhere, but it sure makes you want to be more aware of your surroundings."

THE VICTIM IN THIS CASE WAS A 61 YEAR OLD.

THE ROBBERS GRABBED HER PURSE WHICH WAS DRAPED ACROSS HER BODY AND DRAGGED HER UNTIL THE STRAP BROKE.

AFTER LEARNING OF THE MOST RECENT SNATCHING, SCHAAD SAYS SHE FEELS LUCKY.

"I'm not surprised and yet I am and I feel very bad for the lady that was dragged by a vehicle and I realize how fortunate I was that that didn't happen to me."

DEPUTIES SAY THE TWO EVENTS MAY NOT BE RELATED.

THEY'RE WARNING WOMEN TO BE CAREFUL WHEN HEADING FROM THE CHECKOUT LINE TO THEIR CARS.

"Hope I never experience it again but I wll certainly try to be extra vigilant."

THE WOMAN ROBBED YESTERDAY COULDN'T IDENTIFY THE CAR.

REPORTING IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY CG NBC2. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


WE HAVE OUR EYE ON THE BIG BREAKING STORY OF THE DAY.

A PASSENGER JET WITH NEARLY 300 PEOPLE ON BOARD CRASHED IN UKRAINE.

LATE THIS AFTERNOON, A U.S. OFFICIAL SAID IT WAS SHOT DOWN.

THE VERY LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION NEXT AT 5:30.

PLUS: NBC 2 LOOKING INTO SOMETHING CALLED A FACEBOOK PURGE.

INSPIRED BY A MOVIE, SOME TEENS SAY THEY WANTED A NIGHT TO POST *ANYTHING THEY WANT.

WE'RE FINDING OUT WHY SOME OF THEM ARE NOW SHYING AWAY FROM THE IDEA. Return to index of stories...


A) UKRAINE PLANE CRASH-VO-WIPE


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B) FACEBOOK PURGE-VOTOPS


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