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ANCHOR SUPERS TAMPA BODY MISTAKE-ONCAM, SOTVO
HEADLINES-ANIBOXES TAMPA BODY MISTAKE-ONCAM
CAPTIVA PLANE LATEST-VIDBOX FL POLICE RAID WRONG HOME-TRX, VOTOPS
LANDSCAPING SCAM-VIDBOX FL POLICE RAID WRONG HOME-SOTVO
MANGO MANIA-VIDBOX MISSING RING-ONCAM, VO
WX HEADLINE-OMNI MISSING RING-SOTVO
GOOD MORNING-1 SHOT DEP LAWSUIT OIL SHEEN CANAL-OTS
OPEN-CLIP DEP LAWSUIT OIL SHEEN CANAL-PKG
GOOD MORNING-1SH-PUSH OBAMA OIL DRILLING-ONCAM
TODAY'S WEATHER-WX CENTER LEHIGH BOIL WATER ADVISORY-ONCAM, ZM
LUCAS: LANDSCAPING SCAM-ONCAM,TRX TEASE FOUR-1 SHOT
LUCAS: LANDSCAPING SCAM-PLASMA TZ4 CHICKUNGUNYA-VO WIPE
LUCAS: LANDSCAPING SCAM-VO TZ4 MOUNT KILIMANJARO-SOT-SS
LUCAS: LANDSCAPING SCAM-CG ELAINE STRITCH-TRX, NATSVO
LUCAS: LANDSCAPING SCAM-PLASMA FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
MISSING CHILD FOUND-TRX, ONCAM, VO FORECAST-WXWALL
MISSING CHILD FOUND-SOTVO CLIFTON: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-2 SHOT, EANIBOXES, t
MISSING MAN-TRX, SSTOPS CLIFTON: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-LIVE
N CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH UPDATE-OANIBOXES, TRX CLIFTON: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-VO, cg
N CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH UPDATE-PKG KILIMANJARO CLIMBER RETURNS-ONCAM, SS (2)
N CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH UPDATE-TAG KILIMANJARO CLIMBER RETURNS-PKG
CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SSTOPS RARE LOBSTER-TRX, VOTOPS
CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO RARE LOBSTER-SOTVO
DEP OIL DRILLING LAWSUIT-OTS, VO CAPE EXPENSIVE ARTWORK-ONCAM, VO
DEP OIL DRILLING LAWSUIT-SOTVO CAPE EXPENSIVE ARTWORK-SOTVO
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WORKING IN FL-ONCAM, VO LEHIGH GARDEN-ONCAM, VO
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WORKING IN FL-SOTVO BROTHERHOOD FUNDRAISER-TRX, CGTOPS
CAPE DEAD CATS-OTS, TRX EDGERRIN JAMES FOOTBALL CAMP -CGTOPS
CAPE DEAD CATS-PKG CHIKUNGUNYA IN FL-TRX, OTS
18TH FL PANTHER DEATH-OTS, VO CHIKUNGUNYA IN FL-PKG
WATER RELEASES-WIPE, VOTOPS CHIKUNGUNYA IN FL-TAG
RED TIDE WARNING-ONCAM CHIKUNGUNYA BREAKOUT-WIPE, CGTOPS
TEASE ONE-1 SHOT NEW REPELLANT LABELS-TRX, SSTOPS
TZ1 MANGO MANIA-VOTOPS TEASE: NBC2 NEWS AND WEB-1 SHOT, SS
CLIFTON: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-ONCAM, EANIBOXES NEWS OPEN-CLIP
CLIFTON: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-LIVE GOOD MORNING 3-1SH-PUSH
CLIFTON: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-VO, cg FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER
FORECAST OPEN-CLIP MISSING CHILD FOUND-TRX, ONCAM, VO
CROSSTALK-2 SHOT MISSING CHILD FOUND-SOTVO
FORECAST-WXWALL MISSING MAN-TRX, SSTOPS
DISCOVER PARKS AND RECREATION DAY-OTS, CG N CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH UPDATE-OANIBOXES, TRX
INDIGO TRAIL DING DARLING-CGTOPS N CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH UPDATE-PKG
KIDS EVENT AT BELL TOWER-CG TOPS N CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH UPDATE-TAG
MANGO MANIA PREVIEW-TRX, OANIBOXES CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SSTOPS
MANGO MANIA PREVIEW-PKG CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO
MANGO MANIA PREVIEW-CGTOPS LANDSCAPING SCAM-TRX, ONCAM, VO
NAPLES JAZZ CONCERT-ONCAM, CG ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WORKING IN FL-ONCAM, VO
CORVETTE CAR SHOW-CGTOPS ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WORKING IN FL-SOTVO
HOLLYWOOD'S WHOS WHO IN WORLD WAR TWO-TRX, SSTOPS 18TH FL PANTHER DEATH-OTS, VO
TEASE TWO-1 SHOT WATER RELEASES-WIPE, VOTOPS
TZ2 GARDNER PARK-VO RED TIDE WARNING-ONCAM
GARDNER PARK WANTS MONEY FROM FM-VO IN TC TEASE SIX-1 SHOT
GARDNER PARK WANTS MONEY FROM FM-PKG TZ HEALTH MATTERS-VOTOPS
TRACY PERKINS REBUTTEAL-TRX, ONCAM, VO TRASH OR TREASURE-SOTTOPS
DECISION 2014 CLIP-CLIP TRASH OR TREASURE-PKG
SAME SEX MARRIAGE-OTS, VO FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
SAME SEX MARRIAGE-SOTVO FORECAST-WX WALL
GOV SCOTT JOBS-ONCAM, SS, VO CLIFTON: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-ONCAM, EANIBOXES
GOV SCOTT JOBS-SOTVO CLIFTON: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-LIVE
FL WRITE IN CANDIDATES-OTS CLIFTON: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-VO, CG
IMMIGRATION IN FLORIDA-ONCAM, VO HEALTH MATTERS: BACK PAIN-TRX, VO IN PLASMA
TEASE THREE-1 SHOT HEALTH MATTERS: BACK PAIN-PKG
TZ3 UKRAINE PLANE CRASH-VO WHY ARE YOU SO TIRED?-OTS, SS
HEADLINES-TC MON LIVING WITH PARENTS-ONCAM, SS
DEP LAWSUIT-TC MON TEASE SEVEN-1 SHOT
DAD BEATS MOLESTER-TC MON TZ6 TRIPLE TRANSPLANT-SOTVO
LOST RING-TC MON FL FIRST TRIPLE TRANSPLANT-1 SH-PUSH
MAIN OPEN-CLIP FL FIRST TRIPLE TRANSPLANT-PKG
GOOD MORNING 2-TOWERCAM CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-TRX, VOTOPS, SS
FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER LANDSCAPING SCAM-VOTOPS
UKRAINE PLANE CRASH-ONCAM, VO RED TIDE-VO TOPS
UKRAINE PLANE CRASH-SOTVO CHARLOTTE MISSING CHILD-VOTOPS
TAMPA CONNECTION-ONCAM, SS MANGO MANIA-CG TOPS
WA WILDFIRES-TRX, VOTOPS CAPE CORAL PARKS EVENT -CG TOPS
DAD BEATS CHILD MOLESTOR-ONCAM, TRX FINAL WEATHER-2 SHOT
DAD BEATS CHILD MOLESTOR-PKG CLOSE-2 SHOT
DAD BEATS CHILD MOLESTOR-TAG CREDITS-REM LIVE


ANCHOR SUPERS


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HEADLINES-ANIBOXES


THE PLANE THAT CRASHED OFF NORTH CAPTIVA EARLIER THIS WEEK, IS FINALLY BACK ON DRY LAND.

THIS MORNING, WE FIND OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING TODAY, AND WE'LL HEAR FROM PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY KNEW THE PILOT.

A LANDSCAPING SCAM IS GOING AROUND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW SO YOUR NOT A VICTIM.

PLUS-- A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TRADITION KICKS OFF TODAY. IT'S MANGO MANIA. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS YEAR, IF YOU ARE HEADING OUT WITH YOUR FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE LATEST-VIDBOX


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LANDSCAPING SCAM-VIDBOX


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MANGO MANIA-VIDBOX


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WX HEADLINE-OMNI


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GOOD MORNING-1 SHOT


GOOD MORNING EVERYONE, I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

WE HAVE A GREAT SHOW FOR THIS MORNING.

JOIN US FOR NBC-2 NEWS TODAY, COMING UP IN 60 SECONDS. Return to index of stories...


OPEN-CLIP


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GOOD MORNING-1SH-PUSH


GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND WELCOME TO N-B-C 2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

BEFORE WE GET INTO TODAY'S TOP STORIES LETS TALK ABOUT OUR WEATHER.

METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING JOINS US WITH YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST.

JASON ARE WE EXPECTING ANY RAIN TODAY?? Return to index of stories...


TODAY'S WEATHER-WX CENTER


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.The heat will be the main focus in our forecast this weekend as rain chances stay in the "isolated" category for a couple of days.

Expect to see just a few isolated storms on the radar through the afternoon and evening, but the overall coverage will stay pretty spotty with rain chances generally below 20%.

Without too much rain around the afternoon to cool us off, temperatures will really have the opportunity to soar.

Daytime highs will be a few degrees above average today with temps climbing into the mid 90s for most of Southwest Florida. A few spots may even get closer to the upper 90s, so be sure to stay well hydrated if you're going to be outside for any length of time.

Temperatures will stay warm through the evening with a mostly clear sky and lows cooling into the mid to upper 70s.

Our atmosphere should become slightly more unstable Sunday, meaning we'll see more in the way of showers and storms during the afternoon and evening, particularly for areas along and east of I-75.

Tropical moisture increases as we head into the upcoming week, so expect to start the week with scattered showers and storms along with more cloud cover.

In the tropics, we're monitoring a few disorganized tropical waves in the open Atlantic, but conditions don't seem favorable enough yet for development in the immediate future. However, we'll need to watch this area a bit more closely toward the end of the month as this region gradually becomes more favorable for tropical development. Return to index of stories...


LUCAS: LANDSCAPING SCAM-ONCAM,TRX


THERE'S A DISTURBING NEW SCAM SURFACING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THAT HAS A LOT OF HOMEOWNERS WORRIED.

INVESTIGATORS ARE TELLING US THAT PEOPLE ARE POSING AS LANDSCAPE WORKERS - DISTRACTING THE ELDERLY IN SOME CASES - WHILE SOMEONE ELSE RAIDES THEIR HOME.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER IS ON TOP OF THIS DEVELOPING STORY THIS MORNING. HE'S LIVE IN THE STUDIO NOW - Return to index of stories...


LUCAS: LANDSCAPING SCAM-PLASMA


THIS REALLY IS AN UNFORTUNATE CRIME THAT'S SPREADING ACROSS OUR REGION BECAUSE IT'S IMPACTING SO MANY PEOPLE. HOMEOWNERS.

THESE CRIMINALS ARE VERY CLEVER AND CONVINCING WHEN THEY KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR.

BUT WHAT THEY DO NEXT HAS VICTIMS AT A LOSS FOR WORDS AND REALLY FEELING VIOLATED. Return to index of stories...


LUCAS: LANDSCAPING SCAM-VO


HERE'S WHAT THEY'RE DOING. INVESTIGATORS WITH FORT MYERS POLICE SAY SOMEONE'S POSING AS A LANDSCAPER - HE KNOCKS ON YOUR DOOR AND REALLY SELLS HIS SUPPOSED COMPANY ON ITS SERVICES.

OFTEN TIMES, THE MAN TARGETS THE ELDERLY. CONVINCES THEM TO WALK AROUND THEIR LAWN SHOWING WHAT HIS SERVICE WOULD PROVIDE. WHEN REALLY, SOMEONE ELSE IS INSIDE THAT VICTIM'S HOME STEALING THEIR THINGS.

IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY IN FORT MYERS. A MAN RANSACKED AN ELDERLY WOMAN'S HOME - STEALING HER JEWELRY AND HER SAFE.

NOW, WE'RE LEARNING ABOUT AN IDENTICAL CASE IN NAPLES YESTERDAY TOO.

OKAY, SO HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO STAY SAFE - Return to index of stories...


LUCAS: LANDSCAPING SCAM-CG


ASK FOR CREDENTIALS RIGHT AS SOMEONE KNOCKS ON YOUR DOOR - IF YOU GO OUTSIDE, LOCK YOUR DOORS OR HAVE SOMEONE ELSE STAY INSIDE - IF YOU THINK YOU'VE BEEN SCAMMEDED TRY TO GET A GLIMPSE AT WHAT THE PERSON WAS DRIVING ALONG WITH THE PLATE NUMBER. POLICE SAY FOLLOW THESE TIPS TO AVOID GETTING SCAMMED ---

REFUSE UNSOLICITED WORK-

ASK TO SEE WORKERS CREDENTIALS.

IF YOU GO OUTSIDE, LOCK YOUR DOORS.

AND IF YOU BELIEVE YOU'VE BEEN SCAMMED --

WRITE DOWN THE VEHICLE TAG NUMBER, TAKE PHOTOS - AND CALL 9-1-1 Return to index of stories...


LUCAS: LANDSCAPING SCAM-PLASMA


DETECTIVES ARE REALLY HOPING TO GRAB A LEAD ON THIS GUY SO IT DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN.

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


MISSING CHILD FOUND-TRX, ONCAM, VO


A MISSING 10 YEAR OLD CHARLOTTE COUNTY GIRL WITH AUTISM IS SAFE THIS MORNING AFTER A 6 HOURS SEARCH.

'celebrating the rescue'

NBC2 WAS THERE -- AS RESCUE CREWS LEARNED BRIANNA NEWBURN WAS OK. DEPUTIES SAY SHE RAN AWAY FROM A YOUTH PROGRAM IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

THEY FOUND HER ALL ALONE IN THE WOODS. Return to index of stories...


MISSING CHILD FOUND-SOTVO


Lt kenrick roguska / Charlotte county so

14:25

Of course the longer the child is missing the more concern we have for that child and that child's safety:29

BRIANNA IS OK THIS MORNING, BUT DEPUTIES STILL DON'T KNOW WHY SHE RAN AWAY. Return to index of stories...


MISSING MAN-TRX, SSTOPS


RIGHT NOW, COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THIS MISSING GOLDEN GATE ESTATES MAN.

TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THIS PICTURE.

47-YEAR-OLD PAUL GUNTHER HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

HE HAS DOWN SYNDROME AND IS NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA.

HE'S 5,5 200 POUNDS WITH GRAY HAIR AND BLUE EYES.

CALL THE SHERIFFS OFFICE IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


N CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH UPDATE-OANIBOXES, TRX


INVESTIGATORS FROM THE NTSB HAVE STARTED THEIR OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT CAUSED A DEADLY PLANE CRASH, THIS PAST WEEK ON CAPTIVA ISLAND.

NBC-2'S TRENT KELLY WAS THERE FRIDAY, AS CREWS PULLED THE PLANE FROM THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


N CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH UPDATE-PKG


Megan Adams -- bystander

23:46:48 It was just interesting, not something you're going to see everyday 23:46:53

NATS -- boat engine

After sitting submerged in the waters off North Captiva Island for close to two days. the small plane that slammed into the sea while attempting to land on Wednesday. slowly made its way back to dry land.

Kellen Calale -- bystander

23:51:31 It was interesting to watch it. It was kind of sad knowing the outcome of it. 23:51:42

After pulling the plane from the water. a somber procession of Coast Guard and Sea Tow boats began their hours-long trek to a dock in Boaca Grande. attracting many spectators along the way.

Kellen Calale --bystander

23:52:38 Everything looked to be intact, from what I could see. 23:52:42

Linda Watson -- bystander

23:54:35 Its very bittersweet, and thats the reason we were sitting, watching.

For some it was too emotional to watch.

Linda Watson -- bystander

23:54:41 It just brings back memories of Valentine's Day a year ago, when we lost three very good friends in the same type of accident. 23:54:47

Nats -- boat engine/water

After getting the plane ashore. crews drained the engine of any fuel.

Nats -- saws cutting

The one remaining wing -- sawed off. allowing the plane to be hoisted onto a trailer. which then drove it to a secured location just outside of Orlando. That's where investigators from the NTSB will take the plane apart. to find out what caused it to take that tragic dive into the sea.

Megan Adams -- bystander

23:46:04 Its sad, we are very sad for their loss, but its always interesting to see things like this and how they handled it 23:46:12

A process those watching hope will soon lead to answers.

In Boca Grande, Trent Kelly, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


N CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH UPDATE-TAG


INVESTIGATORS TELL US IT COULD TAKE UP TO A YEAR FOR THEIR FINAL REPORT TO BE RELEASED.

YOU CAN COUNT ON NBC-2 TO BRING YOU ANY NEW DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SSTOPS


THE BODY RECOVERED FROM THAT PLANE WRECKAGE IS BELIEVED TO GREGG HOWARD, OF ST. PETERSBURG.

HE WAS TRYING TO LAND AT THE SALTY APPROACH AIR STRIP ON NORTH CAPTIVA IN BAD WEATHER.

FRIENDS TELL US HE WAS WELL-LIKED AND AN EXPERIENCED PILOT. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO


SOT

575310 I'll think about Gregg every time I fly. He'll always be with us. A real tragedy.

GREGG AND HIS WIFE NANCY OWNED A HOME ON UPPER CAPTIVA.

HE WAS RENOVATING IT AND HAULTING SUPPLIES ON HIS PLANE. Return to index of stories...


DEP OIL DRILLING LAWSUIT-OTS, VO


DEVELOPING THIS SATURDAY MORNING, A POTENTIAL BOMBSHELL IN FLORIDA'S LAWSUIT AGAINST THE DAN A HUGHES OIL DRILLING COMPANY.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SAYS IT APPEARS OIL AND A MYSTERIOUS FLUID MAY HAVE CONTAMINATED A CANAL NEAR THE COMPANY'S DRILLING SITE IN NORTH COLLIER.

THE D-E-P INSPECTED THE SITE MONDAY, AND FOUND A DUMPSTER, FILLED WITH HOSES, BUCKETS, AND OTHER MATERIAL, ALL COVERED IN OIL. Return to index of stories...


DEP OIL DRILLING LAWSUIT-SOTVO


Karen Dwyer, Stone Crab Alliance

17:20

The question remains-why now? Why all this activity now from the DEP?

DOCUMENTS SHOW THAT DUMPSTER WAS NEAR THE CANAL.

AND THERE WERE SIGNS LIQUID WAS FLOWING INTO THE CANAL.

AS PART OF THE SUIT --

D-E-P REVOKED ALL OF HUGHES' DRILLING PERMITS STATEWIDE. Return to index of stories...


ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WORKING IN FL-ONCAM, VO


IMMIGRATION ADVOCATES ARE CALLING ON FLORIDA'S CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER TO DROP CHARGES AGAINST HUNDREDS OF COLLIER COUNTY WORKERS BUSTED IN A INSURANCE FRAUD RAID.

MEMBERS OF THE FLORIDA IMMIGRANT COALITION GATHERED AT THE

COLLIER COUNTY COURTHOUSE TO RALLY FRIDAY.

MORE THAN A HUNDRED WORKERS FROM "INCREDIBLE FRESH" ARE ACCUSED OF STEALING IDENTITIES FOR HEALTH INSURANCE.

MEMBERS OF THE COALITION TELL NBC2 THEY BELIEVE THE BUST DIRECTED BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES WAS NOTHING MORE THAN AN IMMIGRATION RAID. Return to index of stories...


ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WORKING IN FL-SOTVO


TAKE SOT:

"They're presenting this as a workman's fraud scandal as if people

didn't know that undocumented agricultural work with false papers, but

the real scandal is that they're prioritizing the most vulnerable

workers when there are so may crooks they could go after." Maria

Rodriguez, Florida Immigrant Coalition

INCREDIBLE FRESH IS STILL OPERATING.

STATE OFFICIALS SAYS ONCE THE FRAUD INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE, OTHER

AGENCIES INCLUDING CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION WILL INVESTIGATE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DEAD CATS-OTS, TRX


A POTENTIAL CASE OF ANIMAL CRUELTY HAS A CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD ON EDGE THIS MORNING, AND FEARING FOR THE SAFETY OF THEIR PETS.

NBC2 LINDSEY FRY TALKED TO A HEARTBROKEN PET OWNER AFTER HE FOUND THE REMAINS OF HIS CAT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DEAD CATS-PKG


SOT-RIA BROWN

00:29:58-0030:00

Definitely concerning.

SOT-JEFF TAYLOR NEIGHBOR

-00:34:21-00:34:22

It's pretty frightening

A NEIGHBORHOOD ON EDGE---

AFTER A CAT'S SEVERED BODY WAS FOUND NEAR 6TH PLACE NORTHWEST IN CAPE CORAL.

00:27:17-00:27:19

At this point we really don't know what happened

00:28:10-0028:22

What the officer found--it didn't show any bite marks it looked like a

pretty clean cut so that obviously wouldn't point to being run over by

a car or anything like that.

LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE IF ANOTHER ANIMAL ATTACKED THE CAT---*OR IF SOMEONE VICIOUSLY KILLED IT AND LEFT ITS MUTILATED BODY. NEIGHBORS WHO SAW THE REMAINS, HAVE THEIR OWN THEORIES.

Sot chet smith found remains

00:46:47-00:46:48

It looked like it had been chopped right in half.

Sot--JEFF TAYLOR

00:32:35-00:32:40

It was precision cut. It wasn't gnawed on or chewed on like an animal would.

Sot -CHET SMITH

00:46:56-00:47:01

No blood. There was no blood in the street. It looked like there was

no blood in the animal.

NBC-2 SPOKE WITH THE CAT'S OWNER--WHO SAYS, HE WAS SHOCKED WHEN HE FOUND HIS TWO YEAR OLD HYMILAIN NAMED SIMBA.

SOT-yousev cesbeds victim

00:42:26-00:42:38

We don't feel safe at all.

HE SAYS, HE DOESN'T KNOW *HOW THIS HAPPENED.

SOT-CESBEDS

00:39:45-00:39:51

If somebody did that it would have to be somebody with a mental issues because that's kind of crazy.

NEIGHBOR JEFF TAYLOR AGREES---AND SAYS, HE'S AFRAID FOR HIS CAT'S SAFETY.

Sot neighbor

Jeff Taylor neighbor

00:31:45-00:41:47

I got my cat and locked him inside. He hadn't been outside since.

SMITH SAYS, RECENTLY SEVERAL CATS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAVE GONE MISSING--

Sot

00:49:13-00/49:18

I know a couple of people who lost their cats. They just disappeared.

NOW, THE COMMUNITY ---HOPING TO CATCH WHAT---OR WHO IS RESPONSIBLE.

IN CAPE CORAL LINDSEY FRY NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


18TH FL PANTHER DEATH-OTS, VO


F-W-C OFFICIALS ARE REPORTING ANOTHER PANTHER DEATH.

THE REMAINS OF A 7-YEAR-OLD WERE FOUND WEDNESDAY, IN COLLIER COUNTY.

WE DID SOME DIGGING --

AND FOUND OUT, THIS IS THE 18-TH FLORIDA PANTHER DEATH OF THIS YEAR.

WE'RE JUST TWO DEATHS AWAY FROM TYING LAST YEAR'S NUMBER. Return to index of stories...


WATER RELEASES-WIPE, VOTOPS


HAPPENING IN THE DAY AHEAD.

MORE FRESHWATER WILL BE RELEASED FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS SAYS IT'S A SMALL INCREASE ---SO IT WILL HAVE LITTLE IMPACT.

HOWEVER, MANY WHO LIVE AND OWN BUSINESSES ALONG THE COAST SAY THE FRESHWATER MAKES THE SHORES MURKY AND HURTS OUR ECONOMY. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE WARNING-ONCAM


IF YOU ARE HEADED TO THE BEACH TODAY IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY, BE AWARE THAT TRACE AMOUNTS OF RED TIDE WERE FOUND NEAR BOCA GRANDE PIER AND GASPARILLA SOUND.

THE AMOUNT IS SO SMALL, YOU PROBABLY WON'T NOTICE ANYTHING AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY YOUR DAY AT THE BEACH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-1 SHOT


IT'S 10 AFTER 9 ON THIS SATURDAY MORNING.

HOPE YOUR HAVING A GREAT MORNING.

IF YOU LOVE FINDING A DEAL, WE HAVE THE STORY FOR YOU SO DON'T GO ANYWHERE.

IT'S 12-THOUSAND SQUARE FEET OF DEALS AND HIDDEN TREASURES --

AND IT'S OPENING TODAY IN LEE COUNTY.

MY CO ANCHOR CLIFTON FRENCH IS THERE AND GIVES US A PREVIEW OF WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT.

AND A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TRADITION RETURNS THIS WEEKEND!

IT'S MANGO MANIA!

THE GATES OPEN IN LESS THAN AN HOUR.

THIS MORNING, WE GIVE YOU A PEAK BEHIND THE SCENES THIS YEAR, OF THE CAPE CORAL TRADITION. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 MANGO MANIA-VOTOPS


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CLIFTON: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-ONCAM, EANIBOXES


SATURDAY IS A BIG SHOPPING DAY. AND IF YOU ARE HEADING OUT TODAY TO MAYBE PICK UP A GREAT PICTURE FOR YOUR DINING ROOM, OR A NEW END TABLE, THERE IS A UNQIUE PLACE TO CHECK OUT.

A NEW HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RE-STORE IS OPENING TODAY IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

MY CO-ANCHOR CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE AT THE GRAND OPENING -- AT THE OLD HADINGER CARPETS BUILDING ON U-S 41.

CLIFF -- THIS IS A BIG PLACE?? Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-LIVE


THIS IS 12-THOUSAND SQUARE FEET OF DEALS AND HIDDEN TREASURES --

PLUS PROCEEDS GO TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO HELP THEM BUILD HOMES FOR NEEDY FAMILIES.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO STOP BY -- HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW --

THE ADDRESS IS 16133 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL.

HOURS ARE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 9:00-5:00.

SATURDAY FROM 9:00-3:00.

YOU CAN BUY AND DONATE ITEMS HERE.

LIVE TAG:

Cheryl garn, habitat for humanity lee and HENDRY counties

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CLIFTON: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-VO, cg


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FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK-2 SHOT


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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.

The heat will be the main focus in our forecast this weekend as rain chances stay in the "isolated" category for a couple of days.

Expect to see just a few isolated storms on the radar through the afternoon and evening, but the overall coverage will stay pretty spotty with rain chances generally below 20%.

Without too much rain around the afternoon to cool us off, temperatures will really have the opportunity to soar.

Daytime highs will be a few degrees above average today with temps climbing into the mid 90s for most of Southwest Florida. A few spots may even get closer to the upper 90s, so be sure to stay well hydrated if you're going to be outside for any length of time.

Temperatures will stay warm through the evening with a mostly clear sky and lows cooling into the mid to upper 70s.

Our atmosphere should become slightly more unstable Sunday, meaning we'll see more in the way of showers and storms during the afternoon and evening, particularly for areas along and east of I-75.

Tropical moisture increases as we head into the upcoming week, so expect to start the week with scattered showers and storms along with more cloud cover.

In the tropics, we're monitoring a few disorganized tropical waves in the open Atlantic, but conditions don't seem favorable enough yet for development in the immediate future. However, we'll need to watch this area a bit more closely toward the end of the month as this region gradually becomes more favorable for tropical development. Return to index of stories...


DISCOVER PARKS AND RECREATION DAY-OTS, CG


IF YOU ARE STILL MAKING YOUR WEEKEND PLANS, WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED.

THERE IS A BIG PARTY TODAY AT THE CAPE CORAL YACHT CLUB TO CELEBRATION NATIONAL PARKS AND REC MONTH.

FROM 10 TO 1, YOU'RE FAMILY CAN ENJOY ANICE CREAM SOCIAL, KIDS CRAFTS, BEACH GAMES, AND A SCAVENGER HUNT.

IT'S A FREE FAMILY EVENT. Return to index of stories...


INDIGO TRAIL DING DARLING-CGTOPS


THE DING DARLING NATIONAL REFUGE ON SANIBEL IS HOSTING FREE TOURS TODAY.

YOU CAN JOIN NATURALISTS ON THE INDIGO TRAIL. THEY WILL HELP YOU SPOT PLANTS, BIRD, REPTILES AND MORE/

THE TOUR STARTS AT 10 THIS MORNING.

DON'T FORGET YOUR WATER AND BUG SPRAY! Return to index of stories...


KIDS EVENT AT BELL TOWER-CG TOPS


A FUN EVENT FOR KIDS TODAY AT THE BELL TOWER SHOPS IN FORT MYERS.

KIDS CAN ENJOY PONY RIDES, BOUNCE HOUSES, AND FACE PAINTING.

IT'S FROM 11 TO 1 IN THE PARKING LOT. Return to index of stories...


MANGO MANIA PREVIEW-TRX, OANIBOXES


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TRADITION RETURNS TODAY IN CAPE CORAL.

IT'S MANGO MANIA, AT THE GERMAN AMERICAN SOCIAL CLUB.

THE WEEKEND-LONG EVENT WILL BE JAM-PACKED WITH LIVE MUSIC, A KIDS' CARNIVAL AND OF COURSE MANGOS.

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK HAS A SNEAK PEAK AT WHAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY CAN EXPECT. Return to index of stories...


MANGO MANIA PREVIEW-PKG


NATS OF THE TENT SET UP

TENTS ARE GOING UP

NAT"The heats pretty bad."

AND MANGOS ARE ROLLING IN BY THE TRUCK LOAD.

NAT"So far so good."

MANGO MANIA IS BACK TO CAPE CORAL.

cover with video

"We do it every year and we get better at it."

THE EVENT, NOW 18 YEARS STRONG, IS EXPECTED TO DRAW IN *THOUSANDS

FAMILIES AND *THOUSANDS NATS AND THOUSANDS NATS OF MANGOS.

EVENT ORGANIZERS ADMIT THEY'LL BE SHORT ONE TYPE OF MANGO, BUT ASSURE

US THERE WILL BE AN ABUNDANCE OF SO MANY OTHER MANGOS AND TROPICAL

FRUITS, YOU WON'T NOTICE.

STEVE TIMSAK

VOLUNTEER

"Contrary to popular belief we do have lots of mangos here."

MANY OF WHICH WERE GROWN RIGHT IN OUR BACKYARD.

THIS IS PINE ISLAND RESIDENT, JUAN CASATANEDA'S FIRST YEAR FOR MANGO MANIA.

Juan Castaneda

JMC Landscaping

"We're a landscaping company and we grow our own crops in pine island."

VOLUNTEER STEVE TIMSAK SAYS CASADENA'S BACKGROUND ECHOS THE THEME OF

THE FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT.

STEVE TIMSAK

VOLUNTEER

"People are going to get to experience local foods and local produce

and local plants and get an Idea of what goes on in this part of the

world."

AND ONE MORE THING. VIDEO OF CHOPPING UP COCONUT THERE WILL BE

COCONUTS, TOO. WOMAN TAKES SIP FROM COCONUT

" Its very good yeah!"

"I just can't wait for the outcome. I'm excited to see what's going to

happen tomorrow."

ON PINE ISLAND, DANIELLE KOLENIAK, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


MANGO MANIA PREVIEW-CGTOPS


GATES OPEN AT 10 THIS MORNING.

ADULTS WILL PAY SIX DOLLARS TO GET IN, KIDS 10 AND UNDER WILL GET IN FOR FREE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES JAZZ CONCERT-ONCAM, CG


IF YOU LOVE DIXIELAND JAZZ MUSIC -- YOU CAN ENJOY FREE CONCERT TODAY IN NAPLES.

THE JAZZ MASTERS WILL PLAY MUSIC FROM THE 20'S AND 30'S FROM 1 - 3.

HEAD TO THE NORRIS CENTER ON EIGHTH AVENUE SOUTH.

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CORVETTE CAR SHOW-CGTOPS


REV UP YOUR ENGINES FOR SEMINOLE CASINO IMMOKALEE'S FREE CORVETTE CAR SHOW, TODAY FROM 4-7.

YOU CAN ALSO ENJOY LIVE MUSIC.

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HOLLYWOOD'S WHOS WHO IN WORLD WAR TWO-TRX, SSTOPS


AND FINALLY YOU CAN ENJOY A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S HOLOCAUST MUSEUM.

IT EXPLORES THE WARTIME CONTRIBUTIONS OF FAMOUS PERSONALITIES IN ENTERTAINMENT.

TICKETS ARE $10 FOR ADULTS AND $5 FOR STUDENTS.

THE EXHIBIT WILL BE ON DISPLAY THROUGH AUGUST 16TH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1 SHOT


ONE OF THE OLDEST AREAS IN THE CITY OF FORT MYERS IS GETTING A MAKEOVER.

THIS MORNING, HEAR FROM BUSIENSS OWNER WHO TELL US WHY THEY HOPE THE CITY KICKS IN MONEY FROM THE NEW LOOK.

AND WE KNOW SATURDAY IS YOUR DAY TO CATCH UP ON CHORES , WHICH COULD MEAN YOU NEED BE OUTSIDE THIS WEEKEND.

BE IN THE KNOW, WITH THE NBC-2 WEATHER APP.

IT'S CAN HELP, PLAN YOUR WEEKEND, WHETHER YOUR MOWING THE GRASS, HEADING TO THE BEACH, OR HOPING TO PLAY A ROUND OF GOLF.

THE APP LETS YOU HEAR FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S MOST EXPERIENCED TEAM OF METEORLOGISTS

AND SEE THE AREA'S ONLY LIVE DOPPLER RADAR. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 GARDNER PARK-VO


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GARDNER PARK WANTS MONEY FROM FM-VO IN TC


ONE OF THE OLDEST AREAS IN THE CITY OF FORT MYERS IS GETTING A MAKEOVER.

AND THIS MORNING, BUSINESS OWNERS ARE ASKING CITY LEADERS TO HELP PAY FOR IT.

NBC 2'S TY RUSSELL EXPLAINS THE LATEST PUSH FOR PEOPLE IN THE GARDNER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD. Return to index of stories...


GARDNER PARK WANTS MONEY FROM FM-PKG


AMANDA PLUMMER IS NOT ALONE WHEN IT COMES TO LOVING ART.

2:45:02-2:45:08

Amanda Plummer/ artist

"It's exciting to see there are other people excited as well."

SHE WORKS AT UNIT A.

THIS IS AN ART GALLERY NEAR MLK BOULEVARD AND EVANS AVENUE IN FORT MYERS.

IT SHOWCASES THE WORK OF INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN ARTIST MARCUS JENSEN.

2:46:02-2:46:07

Amanda Plummer/ artist

"UNIT A has brought in a lot of people from other states and other countries."

WORKERS HERE ARE PARTNERING WITH NEIGHBORING BUSINESSES.

THEIR GOAL IS TO ATTRACT MORE ARTSY PEOPLE.

THIS IS HAPPENING IN THE GARDER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD.

ITS JUST WEST OF DOWNTOWN.

BUSINESS LEADERS ARE ASKING CITY OFFICIALS FOR 40-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO

SPRUCE UP THE AREA.

AND ALSO ATTRACT DEVELOPERS TO BUILD PLACES FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE,DINE, AND SHOP.

02:38:55-2:38:58

Patsy French/ business owner

"The future is just phenomenal."

PATSY FRENCH OPENED UP HER BUSINESS NEARLY A YEAR AGO.

SHE SELLS VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE STUFF.

SHE CANT WAIT TO SEE

MORE STORES LIKE HERS ALONG WITH PEOPLE LIVING ABOVE THEM.

2:39:08-2:39:12

Patsy French/ business owner

"I just think it's going to blow up overnight."

SOME IN THE AREA SAY IT'S ALREADY GROWING.

BUT NOW IS THE TIME TO TRANSFORM THIS NEIGHBORHOOD INTO A

REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, SIMILAR TO THE RIVERFRONT.

2:44:09-2:43:12

Camille Maurer/loves the area

"It's growing. It's safe. It's nice. It's clean."

CITY COUNCIL HAS TO GIVE THE THUMBS UP FOR THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT

AGENCY TO HAND OVER THE FUNDS.

IN FORT MYERS. TY RUSSELL. NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


TRACY PERKINS REBUTTEAL-TRX, ONCAM, VO


THIS MORNING NBC-2 IS UNCOVERING THE REASON WHY THE FORMER PRINCIPAL AT CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL RESIGNED.

TRACEY PERKINS LAID OUT HER ISSUES WITH THE DISTRICT IN A LETTER.

IT WAS ADDED TO HER PERSONNEL FILE ON FRIDAY.

SHE SAYS SHE SUFFERED MONTHS OF BULLYING AND HARRASMENT.

LAST YEAR SHE FIRED THE SCHOOL'S HEAD FOOTBALL COACH --

AND THE SCHOOL WAS FORCED TO PAY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN FINES FOR A FOOTBALL GAME BRAWL.

PERKINS SAYS SINCE THEN.

COLLEAGUES QUESTIONED HER COMMITMENT TO THEM AND THE DISTRICT.

PERKINS SAYS THIS LETTER WAS HER WAY OF BREAKING THE SILENCE. Return to index of stories...


DECISION 2014 CLIP-CLIP


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SAME SEX MARRIAGE-OTS, VO


THE SAME SEX MARRIAGE DEBATE HEATS UP AS THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR APPROACHES.

THURSDAY A JUDGE RULED THE STATE'S VOTER APPROVED BAN IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

THE RULING ONLY IMPACTS MONROE COUNTY - WHICH INCLUDES THE FLORIDA KEYS.

GOVERNOR SCOTT SAYS IT'S UP TO ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI ON WHETHER SHE WANTS TO CHALLENGE THE COURT'S RULING. Return to index of stories...


SAME SEX MARRIAGE-SOTVO


09 Rick Scott/ Governor / 01:46:33 From my stand point and probably hers.nobody wants discrimination in our state. We have a court system. People have the opportunity to go to court to make sure their views are expressed. 01:46:42

IN 2008, FLORIDA VOTERS AMENDED THE CONSTITUTION TO DEFINE MARRIAGE AS BETWEEN A MAN AND WOMAN.

BONDI SAYS THE WILL OF THE VOTERS MUST BE RESPECTED.

SHE'S GEARING UP TO CHALLENGE THE MONROE COUNTY RULING. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT JOBS-ONCAM, SS, VO


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SPENT TIME IN LEE COUNTY FRIDAY, UNVEILING THE LATEST UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS.

IT'S GOOD NEWS FOR FLORIDA. OUR STATE

ADDED CLOSE TO 37-THOUSAND JOBS LAST MONTH.

GOVERNOR SCOTT SAYS THAT'S THE BIGGEST INCREASE SINCE HE BECAME GOVERNOR.

THE STATE'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE ALSO DROPPED TO 6-POINT-2.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM THE GOVERNOR'S VISIT TO

SHAW DEVELOPMENT IN BONITA SPRINGS.

THE COMPANY MAKES FLUID SYSTEMS FOR MILITARY AND HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT JOBS-SOTVO


Governor Rick Scott/ Florida

"We cut the sales tax on machinery equipment which help companies like shaw develop. Today is a big day."

SHAW DEVELOPMENT HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR MORE THAN 50-YEARS.

THE BONITA BUSINESS ADDED 43 JOBS THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


FL WRITE IN CANDIDATES-OTS


A FLORIDA JUDGE HAS OVERTURNED A LAW THAT REQUIRES WRITE-IN CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR THE LEGISLATURE TO LIVE IN THEIR DISTRICT AT THE TIME OF QUALIFYING.

THE RULING SAYS THAT THE 2007 LAW, PLACES UNCONSTITUTIONAL RESTRICTIONS ON WRITE-IN CANDIDATES.

LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATES NOW DON'T HAVE TO LIVE IN THEIR DISTRICTS UNTIL ELECTION DAY. Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRATION IN FLORIDA-ONCAM, VO


THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IS EXPRESSING CONCERNS THIS MORNING, OVER THE INFLUX OF IMMIGRANT MINORS MIGRATING TO THE U-S.

THEIR WORRIED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS SENDING THEM TO MIAMI WITHOUT PROPER MEDICAL SCREENING.

IN A LETTER.SECRETARY OF HEALTH, JOHN ARMSTRONG, EXPRESSED THAT THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH MAY BE SO OVERWHELMED THAT IT IS NOT PROVIDING BASIC MEDICAL ATTENTION TO THE CHILDREN.

A MIAMI IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY SAYS SO FAR THEY HAVE NOT SEEN ANY REPORTS OF CHILDREN WITH SERIOUS HEALTH RISKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-1 SHOT


NBC2 STAYING ON TOP OF THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DEADLY PLANE CRASH IN EASTERN UKRAINE --

STRAIGHT AHEAD --

NEW DETAILS AS TO WHY MALAYSIAN OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 UKRAINE PLANE CRASH-VO


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HEADLINES-TC MON


IT COULD BE A SHORT A LIVED VICTORY FOR ENVIRONMENTALISTS BATTLING OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY --

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY, STRAIGHT AHEAD.

AND A BIG TALKER THIS MORNING --

A BRUTAL BEATDOWN FOR A MAN WHO ATTACKED A FATHER'S SON. --

HEAR HOW THE FATHER CAUGHT THE MAN.

PLUS -- A LOCAL COUPLE NEEDS YOUR HELP THIS MORNING -- TO GET A PRIZED POSSESION BACK --

FIND OUT HOW THIS WOMAN HAD HER WEDDING RING STOLEN! Return to index of stories...


DEP LAWSUIT-TC MON


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DAD BEATS MOLESTER-TC MON


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LOST RING-TC MON


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MAIN OPEN-CLIP


SHOW OPEN Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING 2-TOWERCAM


GOOD MORNING, THANKS FOR JOINING US HERE ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

WE ARE WAKING UP TO A PRETTY SUNNY DAY THIS MORNING.

HERE'S A LIVE LOOK. OUTISIDE OF THE NBC-2 STUDIOS.

WE ARE EXPECTING A LOT OF SUN AND HEAT IN THE DAY AHEAD.

METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING. BRINGS US MORE IN YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER


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.

The heat will be the main focus in our forecast this weekend as rain chances stay in the "isolated" category for a couple of days.

Expect to see just a few isolated storms on the radar through the afternoon and evening, but the overall coverage will stay pretty spotty with rain chances generally below 20%.

Without too much rain around the afternoon to cool us off, temperatures will really have the opportunity to soar.

Daytime highs will be a few degrees above average today with temps climbing into the mid 90s for most of Southwest Florida. A few spots may even get closer to the upper 90s, so be sure to stay well hydrated if you're going to be outside for any length of time.

Temperatures will stay warm through the evening with a mostly clear sky and lows cooling into the mid to upper 70s.

Our atmosphere should become slightly more unstable Sunday, meaning we'll see more in the way of showers and storms during the afternoon and evening, particularly for areas along and east of I-75.

Tropical moisture increases as we head into the upcoming week, so expect to start the week with scattered showers and storms along with more cloud cover.

In the tropics, we're monitoring a few disorganized tropical waves in the open Atlantic, but conditions don't seem favorable enough yet for development in the immediate future. However, we'll need to watch this area a bit more closely toward the end of the month as this region gradually becomes more favorable for tropical development. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE PLANE CRASH-ONCAM, VO


WITH BEGIN THIS HALF HOUR WITH THE LATEST ON THE MALAYSIAN PLANE SHOT DOWN OVER EASTERN UKRAINE.

TODAY ARE WE EXPECTING THE NAMES OF THE VICTIMS TO BE RELEASED, AND WE COULD HEAR FROM A TEAM OF OFFICIALS WHO ARE ON THE GROUND INVESTIGATING.

THE GROUP INCLUDES FORENSIC AND DENTAL IDENTIFICATION EXPERTS, AND CIVILIAN AVIATION REPRESENTATIVES.

THEY WILL CLOSELY WITH UKRAINIAN AUTHORITIES.

THIS MORNING, THE WHITE HOUSE IS PUTTING BLAME ON RUSSIA, SAYING THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT RUSSIAN REBELS IN UKRAINE, USED A MISSILE TO SHOOT DOWN THE PASSENGER PLANE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA ALSO SAYS RUSSIA IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REBELS HAVING THOSE MISSILES.

MEANTIME -- THE MALAYSIAN DEFENSE MINISTER SPOKE EARLY THIS MORNING.

HE SAYS HE'S CONCERNED THE CRASH SITE HAS ALREADY BEEN TAMPERED WITH. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE PLANE CRASH-SOTVO


S/ Liow Tiong Lai/ Malaysian Transport Minister:42

"Malaysia is deeply concerned that the crash site has not been properly secured, the integrity of the site has been compromised, and there are indications that vital evidence has not been preserved in place.

ALL 298 PEOPLE ABOARD DIED.

ONE OF THOSE WHO DIED WAS A YOUNG AMERICAN MAN WHO WAS LIVING IN AMSTERDAM. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA CONNECTION-ONCAM, SS


WE ALSO LEARNED ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO DIED IN THAT CRASH WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL IN TAMPA.

WORLD RENOWNED AIDS RESEARCHER DR.

yope langa. HE ATTENDED ROBINSON HIGH SCHOOL AS AN EXCHANGE STUDENT FROM HOLLAND.

HE RECENTLY RETURNED TO TAMPA FOR HIS 40TH HIGH SCHOOL REUNION.

HIS CLASSMATES SAY HE WAS A HUMBLE MAN.

DR. LANGE WAS THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY.

HE LEAVES BEHIND FIVE DAUGHTERS. Return to index of stories...


WA WILDFIRES-TRX, VOTOPS


NBC-2 CONTINUES TO FOLLOW THOSE MASSIVE WILDFIRES IN NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON.

THE FIRES WERE SPARKED BY LIGHTNING STRIKES AND HAVE ALREADY DESTROYED NEARLY 100 HOMES.

MORE THAN 2-THOUSAND FIREFIGHTERS ARE BATTLING BLAZES RIGHT NOW.

WASHINGTON'S GOVERNOR SAYS THERE ARE ABOUT 50 FIRES BURNING ACROSS THE STATE.

THANKFULLY NO DEATHS OR INJURES ARE BEING REPORTED.

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DAD BEATS CHILD MOLESTOR-ONCAM, TRX


IT'S A STORY GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION THIS MORNING.

A FATHER CATCHES AN 18 YEAR OLD MOLESTING HIS 11 YEAR OLD SON.

ON FRIDAY THE SUSPECT APPEARED IN COURT MANGLED AND BRUISED.

WE WANT TO WARN YOU. THE PICTURES OF THE SUSPECTS SCARS MAY BE DISTURBING.

LOUIS BOLDEN REPORTS.

--SUPERS--

Friday

Daytona Beach, FL

:58-1:09

Chief Michael Chitwood

Daytona Beach Police Dept. Return to index of stories...


DAD BEATS CHILD MOLESTOR-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

"You're not to have any contact with the alleged victim whatsoever."

18-YEAR-OLD RAYMOND FROLANDER SAID NOTHING AS HE WENT BEFORE A JUDGE.BUT HIS FACE MAY HAVE SAID IT ALL.

BLACK EYES, BRUISES AND A BUSTED LIP AFTER HE WAS BEATEN BY THE FATHER OF THE CHILD HE'S ACCUSED OF MOLESTING.

"I just walked in and found a grown man molesting my____and I've got him in a bloody puddle for you right now officer."

THAT FATHER TOLD A 9-1-1 OPERATOR HE WALKED INTO HIS HOLLY HILL APARTMENT JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT AND CAUGHT FROLANDER WITH HIS 11-YEAR-OLD SON. WE'RE NOT SHOWING WHICH APARTMENT TO PROTECT THE CHILD'S IDENTITY.

"He's nice and knocked out on the floor for you. I drug him into the living room."

"Send him an ambulance. He's going to need one."

IN THE 9-1-1 CALL, THE FATHER SAYS HE TRUSTED FROLANDER WHO HAD BEEN ALONE WITH HIS CHILD BEFORE.

"He's curled into the fetal position in a puddle of blood on my floor, and I loved him up until 15 minutes ago."

THE 11-YEAR-OLD LATER TOLD CHILD PROTECTIVE INVESTIGATORS THAT FROLANDER HAS MOLESTED HIM SINCE HE WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD.

You have someone you trust around your son, an 18-year-old person who you trust around your son, the basic instinct to protect your kid, and the anger as a father I understand what he was doing.

--SUPERS--

Friday

Daytona Beach, FL

:58-1:09

Chief Michael Chitwood

Daytona Beach Police Dept. Return to index of stories...


DAD BEATS CHILD MOLESTOR-TAG


THE SUSPECT IS BEING HELD ON BOND.

AS FOR THE FATHER POSSIBLY FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES, THE POLICE CHIEF SAYS HE WON'T BE CHARGED BECAUSE THE DAD WAS REACTING TO A CRIME BEING COMMITTED AGAINST HIS CHILD, AND HE HAS THE RIGHT TO PROTECT HIS CHILD. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA BODY MISTAKE-ONCAM, SOTVO


A TAMPA BAY CLEANING COMPANY MADE A MISTAKE, THAT LED TO SOMETHING THEY NEVER EXPECTED.

THE TWO CLEANERS WERE HIRED TO CLEAN OUT A VACANT HOME.

WHAT THEY SAW INSIDE THE HOME -- IS WHERE IT ALL STARTED.

"That this was a Halloween type prop or mannequin that was left hanging in the garage as a cruel hoax by the former tenants for the landlord."

CONVINCED IT WAS JUST A MANNEQUIN. THE MEN TOOK IT TO A WASTE TRANSFER STATION.

BUT IT WASN'T A MANNEQUINN.

IT WAS HUMAN BODY. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA BODY MISTAKE-ONCAM


LANDFILL WORKERS SPOTTED THE REMAINS AND CALLED DEPUTIES.

A MEDICAL EXAMINER DOES NOT EXPECT FOUL PLAY WHEN THE INVESTIGATION IS FINISHED. Return to index of stories...


FL POLICE RAID WRONG HOME-TRX, VOTOPS


NEW THIS MORNING.

YOU ARE SEEING NEW SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM THE MIAMI AREA, OF OFFICERS GETTING READY TO BARGE INTO A COUPLE'S HOME.

BUT THERE'S A PROBLEM, THE OFFICERS MIGHT'VE RAIDED THE *WRONG HOME.

THE COUPLE SAYS -- THEY DID *NOTHING WRONG. Return to index of stories...


FL POLICE RAID WRONG HOME-SOTVO


we heard that three times. i didn't know who it was. i thought it was someone breaking into our on his any was thinking it was a home invasion. the door flies open, now, flash bang.

THE COUPLE SAYS, THEY WERE PULLED FROM THEIR BED AT GUNPOINT, FORCED TO THE FLOOR AND CUFFED.

AND THEIR HOME -- TRASHED.

THIS MORNING THERE ARE STILL NO ANSWERS BEHIND THE BIZARRE RAID. Return to index of stories...


MISSING RING-ONCAM, VO


A NAPLES WOMAN IS MISSING HER WEDDING RING AFTER SOMEONE STOLE IT AT THE COASTLAND CENTER MALL.

HER HUSBAND TOOK IT TO THE JEWELER TO GET RE-SIZED.

THEY PUT IT IN A BAG, HE LEFT THE STORE, AND SET IT DOWN WHEN HE HELPED HIS 2 YEAR OLD SON GET A RIDE.

THAT'S WHEN SOMEONE TOOK THE BAG WITH THE RING INSIDE.

THE CONTACT MALL SECURITY AND THEY SEEARCHED THE MALL FOR HOURS.

THEN -- HE HAD TO BREAK IT TO HIS WIFE. Return to index of stories...


MISSING RING-SOTVO


Sara Wagner/Wife

17:02-21

You know when you say your vows it means something. If it was just diamond earrings or a pair of jeans it'd be no big deal but it's your most prized possession you wear everyday and you're proud to wear it

THE RING IS ESTIMATED AT 55-HUNDRED DOLLARS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CONTACT NAPLES POLICE. Return to index of stories...


DEP LAWSUIT OIL SHEEN CANAL-OTS


STATE OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE EVIDENCE THIS MORNING OF POSSIBLE WATER CONTAMINATION NEAR A COLLIER COUNTY OIL SITE.

WE'VE LEARNED THAT THE D-E-P HAS FILED SUIT AGAINST THE COMPANY THAT OWNS IT.

AND THIS MORNING ENIVORNMENTALISTS ARE CELEBRATING THE WIN.

BUT NBC-2'S BRYAN ANDERSON DISCOVERED THE CELEBRATION MAY BE SHORT-LIVED. Return to index of stories...


DEP LAWSUIT OIL SHEEN CANAL-PKG


AN OILY CANAL IS THE LAST THING COLLIER COUNTY ENVIRONMENTALISTS WANTED TO FIND OUT ABOUT FRIDAY.

Karen Dwyer, Stone Crab Alliance

:13:10-:13

This is exactly what we were worried about from the start, contamination of our water.

IN THESE 60 PAGES OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS, THE DEP DESCRIBES THE DISTUBRING DISCOVERY.

IT HAPPENED MONDAY DURING AN INSPECTION AT THIS OIL DRILLING SITE IN NORTHERN COLLIER COUNTY.

AGENCY OFFICIALS SAY THEY FOUND AN UNPERMITTED DUMPSTER.

INSIDE WERE HOSES, BUCKETS, AND PIECES OF LINER COVERED IN OIL.

AND THEY SAY THAT DUMPSTER WAS LEAKING INTO A NEARBY CANAL.

THAT HAS THE CONSERVANCY OF SWFL WORRIED WHERE THE BODY OF WATER LEADS TO.

Jennifer Hecker, Conservancy of SWFL

02:16-:23

That's where we swim and we fish. Eventually these canals meet up with rivers, and bays, and beach areas that people like to recreate in.

WE ASKED FOR PICTURES.

BUT THE DEP SAYS IT CAN'T GIVE THEM TO US BECAUSE THEY'RE PART OF ITS LAWSUIT AGAINST THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY.

COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSIONER GEORGIA HILLER DOESN'T AGREE.

28:44-:46

ME- It's a matter of public safety.

Hiller-

And it's a matter of public record.

BUTT TO

26:51-:56

The people have a right to see it, so if they have photographs I think we should have a right to see those.

BESIDES KICKING HUGHES OUT OF FLORIDA, THE STATE WANTS THE COMPANY TO PAY MORE THAN 100 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CIVIL PENALTIES.

HUGHES OFFICIALS STILL MAINTAIN THEY'VE DONE NOTHING WRONG.

ULTIMATELY THAT WILL BE UP TO A JUDGE TO DECIDE.

KAREN

17:33-:39

There might be some skeptics saying this is just the DEP covering themselves and indeed they might just be covering themselves.

IN COLLIER COUNTY, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA OIL DRILLING-ONCAM


THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS APPROVED THE USE OF SONIC CANNONS TO EXPLORE FOR OIL AND GAS OFF FLORIDA'S COAST.

THE BUREAU OF OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT, PASSED GUIDELINES TO PROTECT MARINE LIFE IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.

AN IMPACT STUDY ESTIMATES MORE THAN 140-THOUSAND ANIMALS COULD BE HARMED.

IF THEY FIND PROFITABLE RESERVES ENERGY COMPANIES COULD BEGIN DRILLING BY 20-18. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BOIL WATER ADVISORY-ONCAM, ZM


A HEADS UP IF YOU LIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THERE'S A PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE FOR SOME OF YOU.

HERE ARE THE AREAS AFFECTED:

IF YOU LIVE ON LEE BOULEVEARD FROM LEE STREET TO CALVIN ROAD.

AND FROM LEE BOULEVARD AT GUNNERY ROAD TO VARSITY LAKES DRIVE.

AND BETWEEN LEE BOULEVARD AND EIGHTH STREET.

YOU SHOULD BOIL YOU WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

THERE WAS A WATER MAIN BREAK THURSDAY. WHICH IS NOW FIXED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-1 SHOT


AN IMPORTANT WARNING FOR EVERYONE THIS MORNING --

A MOSQUITO-BORN DISEASE IS NOW IN FLORIDA --

FIND OUT WHY HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE SO CONCERNED --

AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF.

PLUS THIS --

it's was tough, yeah i was going through the loss of my wife but to know he was going through the loss of his mother, that hurt me even more.

A SON. WHO CLIMBED AFRICA'S HIGHEST PEAK NOW BACK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

HEAR MORE ABOUT HIS INCREDIBLE JOURNEY AND WHY HE DID IT. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 CHICKUNGUNYA-VO WIPE


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TZ4 MOUNT KILIMANJARO-SOT-SS


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ELAINE STRITCH-TRX, NATSVO


zip! i consider dali's painting passe.

BUT BEFORE WE GO. WE WANT TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF A LEGEND THIS MORNING.

ELAINE STRITCH DIED THURSDAY AT THE AGE OF 89.

STRITCH HAD BEEN ON BROADWAY SINCE THE 50S. IN SHOWS LIKE "PAL JOEY," "COMPANY" AND "THE LADIES WHO LUNCH."

SHE WAS INTRODUCED TO A WHOLE NEW AUDIENCE ON TV IN THE LAST DECADE. DURING HER EMMY-WINNING TURN AS ALEC BALDWIN'S MOTHER ON "30 ROCK".

STRITCH WAS 89 YEAR OLD. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


FORECAST OPEN Return to index of stories...


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.

The heat will be the main focus in our forecast this weekend as rain chances stay in the "isolated" category for a couple of days.

Expect to see just a few isolated storms on the radar through the afternoon and evening, but the overall coverage will stay pretty spotty with rain chances generally below 20%.

Without too much rain around the afternoon to cool us off, temperatures will really have the opportunity to soar.

Daytime highs will be a few degrees above average today with temps climbing into the mid 90s for most of Southwest Florida. A few spots may even get closer to the upper 90s, so be sure to stay well hydrated if you're going to be outside for any length of time.

Temperatures will stay warm through the evening with a mostly clear sky and lows cooling into the mid to upper 70s.

Our atmosphere should become slightly more unstable Sunday, meaning we'll see more in the way of showers and storms during the afternoon and evening, particularly for areas along and east of I-75.

Tropical moisture increases as we head into the upcoming week, so expect to start the week with scattered showers and storms along with more cloud cover.

In the tropics, we're monitoring a few disorganized tropical waves in the open Atlantic, but conditions don't seem favorable enough yet for development in the immediate future. However, we'll need to watch this area a bit more closely toward the end of the month as this region gradually becomes more favorable for tropical development. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-2 SHOT, EANIBOXES, t


A BIG EVENT IS HAPPENING TODAY IN SOUTH FORT MYERS --

A NEW HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE IS HAVING ITS GRAND OPENING --

OUR CO-ANCHOR, CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE AT THE NEW STORE ON U-S 41 --

CLIFF -- Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-LIVE


THIS IS 12-THOUSAND SQUARE FEET OF DEALS AND HIDDEN TREASURES --

PLUS PROCEEDS GO TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO HELP THEM BUILD HOMES FOR NEEDY FAMILIES.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO STOP BY -- HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW --

THE ADDRESS IS 16133 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL.

HOURS ARE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 9:00-5:00.

SATURDAY FROM 9:00-3:00.

YOU CAN BUY AND DONATE ITEMS HERE.

LIVE TAG: Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-VO, cg


Return to index of stories...

KILIMANJARO CLIMBER RETURNS-ONCAM, SS (2)


THE NAPLES HIGH GRADUATE WHO CLIMBED MOUNT KILAMENJARO IS BACK HOME THIS MORNING.

NICK BALLO REACHED THE SUMMIT LAST WEEK --

HE DECIDED TO CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN TO RAISE MONEY FOR AVOW HOSPICE, IN MEMORY OF HIS MOTHER.

I CAUGHT UP WITH THE 25 YEAR OLD AT THE AIRPORT -- AS HE SAW HIS FAMILY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HIS BREATH- TAKING ADVENTURE. Return to index of stories...


KILIMANJARO CLIMBER RETURNS-PKG


IT'S A PICTURE THAT MOST OF US CAN ONLY LOOK AT AND ADMIRE, BUT NICK BALLO IS ONE OF THE FEW WHO CAN SAY HE'S BEEN TO THE TOP.

"i actually thought i would be a lot more emotional, because i'm an emotional person but when i got up there, there was so much relief.

IT TOOK MONTHS OF PLANNING AND TRAINING BUT FINALLY AFTER 6 DAYS OF CLIMBING HE REACHED HIS GOAL.

" i took about one minute just to appreciate it before we took some pictures and it's something i'll always remember.

FOR NICK THE CLIMB WAS MORE THAN ABOUT BRAGGING RIGHTS, IT WAS IS IN HONOR OF HIS MOM, WHO DIED OF STOMACH CANCER WAS HE WAS 5 YEARS OLD. THIS WAS A CHARITY CLIMB, AND NICK IS RAISING MONEY FOR AVOW HOSPICE AND THE CHILDREN'S BEREVEMENT FUND.

IT'S THE SAME ORGANIZATION THAT HELPED HIM DEAL WITH HIS MOTHER'S DEATH.

Nick: "this money goes towards there counsoling, their help, anything need in their lives."

NICK'S DAD SAYS HIS WIFE IS SMILING AND WOULD BE PROUD OF THE SON HE'S RAISED.

it's was tough, yeah i was going through the loss of my wife but to know he was going through the loss of his mother, that hurt me even more.

SO FAR, NICK HAS RAISED 7-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND SAYS HE IS GRATEFUL FOR EVERY PENNY.

i thought of them the whole way up and the whole down, and it really touched me to know there are such good, caring people in this world." Return to index of stories...


RARE LOBSTER-TRX, VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

BILL'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD IN NAPLES IS NOW HOME TO THIS RARE LOBSTER.

CRUSTASIONS USUALLY TURN ORANGE AFTER THEY'RE COOKED.

BUT ABOUT ONE IN TEN MILLION SPORT THE COLOR WHILE THEY'RE ALIVE.

THIS ONE FIRST SHOWED UP IN A SEAFOOD SHIPMENT AT ONE OF THE OWNER'S RESTAURANTS IN MASSACHUSETS. Return to index of stories...


RARE LOBSTER-SOTVO


Bill Sarro/ Restaurant Owner

There she was, sitting in a crate of lobsters and my son thought our guy was playing a joke, that they sent a cooked lobster. Until the claws started moving

THE LOBSTER WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN THE TANK UNLESS HE CAN DONATE IT FOR RESEARCH. Return to index of stories...


CAPE EXPENSIVE ARTWORK-ONCAM, VO


20 MILLION DOLLARS IN WORLD RENOWNED ARTWORK IS ON DISPLAY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

GALLERY 9-2-8 IN THE WESTIN CAPE CORAL RESORT WILL DEBUT IT'S NEW EXHIBIT TONIGHT.

THE "MODERN TO POP AND BEYOND EXHIBIT" SHOWCASES ARTWORK FROM RENOWNED ARTISTS SUCH AS PICASSO, SALVADOR DALI AND ANDY WARHOL.

ALL OF THE ART IS FOR SALE.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE EXHIBIT FOR FREE, AND IS ON DISPLAY THROUGH JANUARY SECOND. Return to index of stories...


CAPE EXPENSIVE ARTWORK-SOTVO


Eric Ian Hornak Soutz, exhibition creator

02:37:08 "It's 24 hour security detail we also have, we have very special security systems within the space here, not unlike what you would find in a museum." 02:37:16

ALL OF THE ART IS FOR SALE.

THERE'S A JACKSON POLLOCK LISTED FOR FOUR MILLION DOLLARS.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE EXHIBIT FOR FREE, AND IS ON DISPLAY THROUGH JANUARY SECOND. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH GARDEN-ONCAM, VO


AN ORGANIZATION THAT STARTED IN LEHIGH ACRES IS FOCUSED ON FEEDING THOSE IN NEED--BUT IN A UNIQUE WAY.

AT HEALTHY HARVEST COMMUNITY FARMS, THE MISSION IS TO FEED THE NEEDY BY DONATING THE FOOD THEY GROW.

FROM PINEAPPLES TO PEPPERS, THE CEO SAYS 75 PERCENT OF THE FOOD GROWN THERE IS DONATED TO FOOD PANTRIES.

VOLUNTEERS RUN THE ORGANIZATION.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, YOU CAN HELP OUT AT THE FARMS TODAY!

VOLUNTEERS WILL PLANT CORN FROM UTNIL 2 THIS AFTERNOON.

ALL AGES ARE WELCOME AND LUNCH IS PROVIDED.

FOR THE ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFORMATION GO TO OUR WEBSITE NBC-2.COM. Return to index of stories...


BROTHERHOOD FUNDRAISER-TRX, CGTOPS


THERE'S A BROTHERHOOD RIDE FUNDRAISER TODAY AT JETBLUE PARK.

THE EVENT WILL HONOR AND CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF FOUR FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

TICKETS ARE 25 DOLLARS TONIGHT YOU CAN ENJOY LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, A CASH BAR, AND A SILENT AUCTION.

IT'S FROM SIX TO TEN TONIGHT.

Sergeant Gary Morales

St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rivera

Broward County Sheriff's Office

Master Deputy Sheriff Joseph "Shane" Robbins

Polk County Sheriff's Office

Sergeant Mike Wilson

Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Return to index of stories...


EDGERRIN JAMES FOOTBALL CAMP -CGTOPS


A GREAT EVENT NEXT WEEK FOR ASPIRING FOOTBALL STARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE EDGERRIN JAMES YOUTH FOOTBALL SKILLS CAMP IS MONDAY FROM 9-3 AT THE NORTH PARK IN AVE MARIA. THIS IS FOR ALL LEVELS, AGES 6-18. YOU CHILD WILL BE WORKING SOME OF THE BEST ATHLETES FROM THE COLLEGE AND NFL LEVEL. THE CAMP IS FREE, BUT YOU DO NEED TO REGISTER. JAMES WAS A STANDOUT AT IMMOKALEE BEFORE GOING ON TO PLAY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI AND SEVERAL TEAMS IN THE NFL. Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA IN FL-TRX, OTS


A DIRE WARNING FROM HEALTH OFFICIALS.

THE FIRST CHICKENGUYA VICTIMS ARE HERE IN FLORIDA.

AND WHAT REALLY HAS HEALTH OFFICIALS WORRIED. THEY DID NOT CONTRACT THE DISEASE IN THE CARRIBEAN.

THAT MEANS MOSQUITOS IN FLORIDA ARE NOW SPREADING IT.

NBC-2'S HOLLIE HOJEK SHOWS US WHAT MOSQUITO CONTROL IS DOING TO PROTECT US, AND WHAT YOU NEED TO DO FOR YOUR FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA IN FL-PKG


mom- "here are the healthy snacks"

ITS SNACK TIME FOR THESE TWO SUN BUNNIES AT LAKES PARK.

Ashley Shepard, Fort Myers

:16:40 we do bubbles, we play outside, i mean they love to be at the parks.

MOM- ASHLEY SHEPARD DIDN'T KNOW THERE ARE DAYTIME MOSQUITOES

- CARRYING A CRIPPLING DISEASE IN FLORIDA RIGHT NOW.

:14:55 that's nerve racking for sure

UNTIL NOW- THE ONLY REPORTED CASES OF CHIKUNGUNYA WERE IMPORTS.

THIS WEEK THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED TWO PEOPLE GOT INFECTED

FROM MOSQUITOES IN FLORIDA.

Myrna Hagin, Fort Myers

:10:47 oh I wasn't surprised at all

Butt SOT

:15:19 were going to have mosquitoes but any type carrying a virus or

something does worry me.

IT WORRIES LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL TOO--

Shelly Redovan, Lee county mosquito control

:30:46This has given us a heads up that our program needs to move

forward with control of this mosquito.

REDOVAN SAYS ITS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME UNTIL WE SEE OUR FIRST CASE IN

LEE COUNTY.

nat of bleaker clinking

NOW MOSQUITO CONTROL HAS UPPED ITS SURVEILLANCE--

IS SETTING UP MORE TRAPS IN LOCATIONS WHERE THESE BUGS ARE LIKELY TO BREED- READY FOR WAR.

Redovan

:18:25 it probably will eventually get here and we need to be ready.

SHEPARD PREFERS TO LOOK AT THE BEAKER AS HALF FULL--

:16:52 hopefully bugspray will keep them away. and hopefully they wont

make their travels over to this side of the state, I really hope not. Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA IN FL-TAG


HOLLIE HOJEK REPORTING.

EVEN WITH THESE TWO CASES ON THE EAST COAST,

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS WE ARE **NOT AT AN INCREASED RISK FOR

INFECTION.

WE CHECKED WITH COLLIER COUNTY AND CHARLOTTE COUNTY-

COLLIER COUNTY SAID IT WAS INCREASING SURVEILLANCE TOO.

WE HAVE NOT HEARD BACK FROM CHARLOTTE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA BREAKOUT-WIPE, CGTOPS


TO MAKE SURE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE SAFE.

GET RID OF ANY STANDING WATER AROUND YOUR HOME.

CLEAN BIRD BATHS AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK.

AND USE BUG SPRAY IF YOU'RE GOING OUTSIDE, AND WEAR LONG PANTS. Return to index of stories...


NEW REPELLANT LABELS-TRX, SSTOPS


AND HERE'S SOME GOOD NEWS WHEN PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM MOSQUITOS.

THE E-P-A HAS UNVEILED THESE NEW GRAPHICS FOR REPELLANT LABELS.

IT'LL SHOW YOU HOW MANY HOURS THE PRODUCT WILL PROTECT YOU FROM BUGS.

THE USE OF THE GRAPHIC WILL BE VOLINTARY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE: NBC2 NEWS AND WEB-1 SHOT, SS


TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

UP NEXT. A LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES L.

PLUS AN UPDATE LOOK AT YOUR FORECAST WITH JASON DUNNING.

REMEMBER YOU CAN GET THE LATEST TOP STORIES, BREAKING UPDATES AND NEWS OF THE DAY ON OUR NBC-2 FACEBOOK PAGE. WE'LL EVEN SHARE VIEWER COMMENTS LIVE ON THE AIR.

YOU CAN ALSO STAY INFORMED BY CHECKING OUT OUR WEBSITE NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


NEWS OPEN-CLIP


SHOW OPEN Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING 3-1SH-PUSH


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME BACK TO THE FINAL HALF HOUR OF NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

THE MORNING IS FLYING BY!

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

I'LL TELL YOU THE NEWS OF THE DAY IN JUST A MINUTE, BUT WE LIKE TO BEGIN WITH THE WEATHER ON THE WEEKENDS.

MANY OF YOU PLANNING YOUR DAY, AND METEROLOGIST JASON DUNNING IS HEAR TO HELP OUT!

. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER


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.The heat will be the main focus in our forecast this weekend as rain chances stay in the "isolated" category for a couple of days.

Expect to see just a few isolated storms on the radar through the afternoon and evening, but the overall coverage will stay pretty spotty with rain chances generally below 20%.

Without too much rain around the afternoon to cool us off, temperatures will really have the opportunity to soar.

Daytime highs will be a few degrees above average today with temps climbing into the mid 90s for most of Southwest Florida. A few spots may even get closer to the upper 90s, so be sure to stay well hydrated if you're going to be outside for any length of time.

Temperatures will stay warm through the evening with a mostly clear sky and lows cooling into the mid to upper 70s.

Our atmosphere should become slightly more unstable Sunday, meaning we'll see more in the way of showers and storms during the afternoon and evening, particularly for areas along and east of I-75.

Tropical moisture increases as we head into the upcoming week, so expect to start the week with scattered showers and storms along with more cloud cover.

In the tropics, we're monitoring a few disorganized tropical waves in the open Atlantic, but conditions don't seem favorable enough yet for development in the immediate future. However, we'll need to watch this area a bit more closely toward the end of the month as this region gradually becomes more favorable for tropical development. Return to index of stories...


MISSING CHILD FOUND-TRX, ONCAM, VO


A 10-YEAR-OLD CHARLOTTE COUNTY GIRL WITH AUTISM IS SAFE THIS MORNING, AFTER GOING MISSING FOR 6 HOURS.

NBC2 WAS THERE -- AS RESCUE CREWS LEARNED BRIANNA NEWBURN WAS OK.

'celebrating the rescue'

DEPUTIES SAY SHE RAN AWAY FROM A YOUTH PROGRAM IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

THEY FOUND HER ALONE IN THE WOODS. Return to index of stories...


MISSING CHILD FOUND-SOTVO


Lt kenrick roguska / Charlotte county so

14:25

Of course the longer the child is missing the more concern we have for that child and that child's safety:29

BRIANNA'S DOING O-K.

BUT DEPUTIES STILL DON'T KNOW WHY SHE RAN AWAY. Return to index of stories...


MISSING MAN-TRX, SSTOPS


AND THIS MORNING IN COLLIER COUNTY, DEPUTIES ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A MISSING GOLDEN GATES ESTATES MAN.

THIS IS A PICTURE OF 47-YEAR-OLD PAUL GUNTHER.

HE'S BEEN MISSING SINCE FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

GUNTHER HAS DOWN SYNDROME AND IS NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


N CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH UPDATE-OANIBOXES, TRX


INVESTIGATORS FROM NTSB HAVE STARTED THEIR OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT CAUSED A SMALL PLAN TO CRASH ON NORTH CAPTIVA WEDNESDAY AROUND 6.

NBC-2'S TRENT KELLY WAS THERE FRIDAY, AS CREWS PULLED THE PLANE FROM THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


N CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH UPDATE-PKG


Megan Adams -- bystander

23:46:48 It was just interesting, not something you're going to see everyday 23:46:53

NATS -- boat engine

After sitting submerged in the waters off North Captiva Island for close to two days. the small plane that slammed into the sea while attempting to land on Wednesday. slowly made its way back to dry land.

Kellen Calale -- bystander

23:51:31 It was interesting to watch it. It was kind of sad knowing the outcome of it. 23:51:42

After pulling the plane from the water. a somber procession of Coast Guard and Sea Tow boats began their hours-long trek to a dock in Boaca Grande. attracting many spectators along the way.

Kellen Calale --bystander

23:52:38 Everything looked to be intact, from what I could see. 23:52:42

Linda Watson -- bystander

23:54:35 Its very bittersweet, and thats the reason we were sitting, watching.

For some it was too emotional to watch.

Linda Watson -- bystander

23:54:41 It just brings back memories of Valentine's Day a year ago, when we lost three very good friends in the same type of accident. 23:54:47

Nats -- boat engine/water

After getting the plane ashore. crews drained the engine of any fuel.

Nats -- saws cutting

The one remaining wing -- sawed off. allowing the plane to be hoisted onto a trailer. which then drove it to a secured location just outside of Orlando. That's where investigators from the NTSB will take the plane apart. to find out what caused it to take that tragic dive into the sea.

Megan Adams -- bystander

23:46:04 Its sad, we are very sad for their loss, but its always interesting to see things like this and how they handled it 23:46:12

A process those watching hope will soon lead to answers.

In Boca Grande, Trent Kelly, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


N CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH UPDATE-TAG


INVESTIGATORS TELL US IT COULD TAKE UP TO A YEAR FOR THEIR FINAL REPORT TO BE RELEASED.

YOU CAN COUNT ON NBC-2 TO BRING YOU ANY NEW DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SSTOPS


THE BODY RECOVERED FROM THAT PLANE WRECKAGE IS BELIEVED TO BE THE PILOT -- GREGG HOWARD FROM ST. PETERSBURG.

HE WAS TRYING TO LAND AT THE SALTY APPROACH AIR STRIP ON NORTH CAPTIVA IN BAD WEATHER.

FRIENDS OPENED UP ABOUT HOWARD TO NBC2 --

THEY TELL US HE WAS WELL-LIKED AND AN EXPERIENCED PILOT.

GREGG AND HIS WIFE OWNED A HOME ON CAPTIVA AND GREGG WAS RENOVATING IT.

HE WAS KNOWN TO TRANSPORT SUPPLIES ON THIS PLANE. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO


SOT

575310 I'll think about Gregg every time I fly. He'll always be with us. A real tragedy.

HOWARD WAS HEADED TOWARD RETIREMENT RENOVATING A HOME ON CAPTIVA WHEN HIS PLANE CRASHED. Return to index of stories...


LANDSCAPING SCAM-TRX, ONCAM, VO


THIS MORNING POLICE ARE WARNING HOMEOWNERS ABOUT THIEVES POSING AS LANDSCAPERS -

IT HAPPENED IN NAPLES AND FORT MYERS.

F-M-P-D SAYS A MAN POSING AS A LANDSCAPER KNOCKED ON AN ELDERLY WOMAN'S DOOR THURSDAY.

HE LED HER AWAY TO TALK ABOUT WORK HE COULD DO IN HER YARD. WHILE ANOTHER MAN RANSACKED HER HOME.

AN ALMOST IDENTICAL CASE HAPPENED ON PARK SHORE DRIVE IN NAPLES.

LANDSCAPERS SAY THERE ARE LEGITIMATE PEOPLE IN THE BUSINESS WHO GO DOOR-TO- DOOR TO FIND SALES. Return to index of stories...


ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WORKING IN FL-ONCAM, VO


IMMIGRATION ADVOCATES ARE CALLING ON FLORIDA'S CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER JEFF ATWATER TO DROP CHARGES AGAINST

HUNDREDS OF COLLIER COUNTY WORKERS BUSTED IN A INSURANCE FRAUD RAID.

MEMBERS OF THE FLORIDA IMMIGRANT COALITION GATHERED AT THE

COLLIER COUNTY COURTHOUSE TO RALLY FAMILIES OF THE THOSE ARRESTED.

MORE THAN A HUNDRED WORKERS OF "INCREDIBLE FRESH" ARE ACCUSED OF STEALING IDENTITIES FOR HEALTH INSURANCE.

MEMBERS OF THE COALITION TELL NBC2 THEY BELIEVE THE BUST DIRECTED BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES WAS NOTHING MORE THAN AN IMMIGRATION RAID. Return to index of stories...


ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WORKING IN FL-SOTVO


TAKE SOT:

"They're presenting this as a workman's fraud scandal as if people

didn't know that undocumented agricultural work with false papers, but

the real scandal is that they're prioritizing the most vulnerable

workers when there are so may crooks they could go after." Maria

Rodriguez, Florida Immigrant Coalition

INCREDIBLE FRESH IS STILL OPERATING.

STATE OFFICIALS SAYS ONCE THE FRAUD INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE, OTHER

AGENCIES INCLUDING CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION WILL INVESTIGATE Return to index of stories...


18TH FL PANTHER DEATH-OTS, VO


F-W-C OFFICIALS ARE REPORTING ANOTHER PANTHER DEATH.

THEY TELL NBC-2. THE REMAINS OF A 7-YEAR-OLD WERE FOUND WEDNESDAY, IN COLLIER COUNTY.

WE DID SOME DIGGING --

AND FOUND OUT, THIS IS THE 18-TH FLORIDA PANTHER DEATH OF THIS YEAR.

WE'RE JUST TWO DEATHS AWAY FROM TYING WITH LAST YEAR'S NUMBER. Return to index of stories...


WATER RELEASES-WIPE, VOTOPS


HAPPENING IN THE DAY AHEAD.

MORE FRESHWATER WILL BE RELEASED DOWN THE CALUSAHATCHEE FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS SAYS IT'S A SMALL INCREASE SO IT WILL HAVE LITTLE IMPACT.

HOWEVER, MANY WHO LIVE AND OWN BUSINESSES ALONG THE COAST SAY THE FRESHWATER MAKES THE SHORES MURKY AND HURTS OUR ECONOMY. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE WARNING-ONCAM


THIS MORNING WE ARE ALSO LEARNING.

TRACE AMOUNTS OF RED TIDE HAVE BEEN FOUND IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

THE FAINT TRACES WERE FOUND NEAR BOCA GRANDE PIER OR GASPARILLA SOUND.

THE AMOUNT IS SO SMALL, YOU PROBABLY WON'T NOTICE ANYTHING WHEN YOU GO TO THE BEACH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-1 SHOT


TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

A GRAND OPENING OF A NEW RESTORE RETAIL AND DONATION CENTER IS TAKING PLACE RIGHT NOW.

MY CO ANCHOR CLIFTON FRENCH IS NEXT WITH MORE ON HOW YOU CAN DONATE AS WELL AS GET SOME NEW MERCHANDISE.

PLUS IN THIS MORNING'S HEALTH CAST.

WE ARE LOOKING AT A BETTER WAY TO WORK THROUGH BACK PAIN.

TRASH OR TREASURE Return to index of stories...


TZ HEALTH MATTERS-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

TRASH OR TREASURE-SOTTOPS


Return to index of stories...

TRASH OR TREASURE-PKG


Return to index of stories...

FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

FORECAST-WX WALL


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.The heat will be the main focus in our forecast this weekend as rain chances stay in the "isolated" category for a couple of days.

Expect to see just a few isolated storms on the radar through the afternoon and evening, but the overall coverage will stay pretty spotty with rain chances generally below 20%.

Without too much rain around the afternoon to cool us off, temperatures will really have the opportunity to soar.

Daytime highs will be a few degrees above average today with temps climbing into the mid 90s for most of Southwest Florida. A few spots may even get closer to the upper 90s, so be sure to stay well hydrated if you're going to be outside for any length of time.

Temperatures will stay warm through the evening with a mostly clear sky and lows cooling into the mid to upper 70s.

Our atmosphere should become slightly more unstable Sunday, meaning we'll see more in the way of showers and storms during the afternoon and evening, particularly for areas along and east of I-75.

Tropical moisture increases as we head into the upcoming week, so expect to start the week with scattered showers and storms along with more cloud cover.

In the tropics, we're monitoring a few disorganized tropical waves in the open Atlantic, but conditions don't seem favorable enough yet for development in the immediate future. However, we'll need to watch this area a bit more closely toward the end of the month as this region gradually becomes more favorable for tropical development. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-ONCAM, EANIBOXES


IF YOU'RE GOING TO FINSIH OFF YOUR COFFEE -- THEN HEADING TO LOWES OR HOME DEPOT TODAY, THERE'S A NEW STORE YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK OUT AS WELL --

YOU CAN GET SOME DEALS AND HELP A GOOD CAUSE AT THE SAME TIME --

IT'S A NEW HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RE-STORE.

MY CO-ANCHOR, CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE AT THE LOCATION IN THE OLD HADINGER CARPETS BUILDING ON U-S 41.

CLIFF -- YOU CAN GET A LOT OF THINGS FOR YOUR HOME THERE. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-LIVE


THIS IS 12-THOUSAND SQUARE FEET OF DEALS AND HIDDEN TREASURES --

PLUS PROCEEDS GO TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO HELP THEM BUILD HOMES FOR NEEDY FAMILIES.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO STOP BY -- HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW --

THE ADDRESS IS 16133 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL.

HOURS ARE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 9:00-5:00.

SATURDAY FROM 9:00-3:00.

YOU CAN BUY AND DONATE ITEMS HERE.

LIVE TAG: Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-VO, CG


Return to index of stories...

HEALTH MATTERS: BACK PAIN-TRX, VO IN PLASMA


IN TODAY'S HEALTH CAST.

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A TEAM APPROACH IN MEDICINE THAT IS GAINING TRACTION IN MANY SPECIALTIES.

IT MEANS BRINGING RELATED DOCTORS AND SERVICES TOGETHER TO CREATE A PLAN FOR EACH PATIENT.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER EXPLAINS HOW THIS MODEL IS WORKING WITH BACK PAIN. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS: BACK PAIN-PKG


PKG:

CHRONIC BACK PAIN CAN OVERTAKE A PERSON'S LIFE, MAKING EVEN A SMALL MOVEMENT A CHORE. ADDING TO THE STRESS AND STRAIN IS THE CONSTANT STRUGGLE TO FIND RELIEF.

TOM REID/PHYSICAL THERAPIST

RUNS:

4:14 There's definitely patients out there that have been so accustomed to getting pain relief from pills that they've never really thought about the other side of it.

THE OTHER SIDE BEING THERAPY. WHILE IT MAY NOT FIX THE UNDERLYING PROBLEM. MANY TIMES THE RIGHT TREATMENTS CAN LESSEN THE DEPENDENCE ON MEDS AND HELP AVOID SURGERY. PATIENTS CAN EXPLORE THEIR OPTIONS AT LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM'S SPINE CENTER.

TOM REID/PHYSICAL THERAPIST

RUNS:

2:40 We do range of motion assessment, strength assessment. We'll check functional movements. We try to do some diagnostic tests, special tests for neurological tension um things like that to try to develop an idea of what's going on with the patient. Is this more related to joint pain? Is it more related to neurological tension? Is it a weakness problem?

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

A team of professionals look at the evaluation and draw up a treatment plan. It may involve aspects of pain management along with physical therapy. Studies find the team approach has been proven to go the distance in giving patients long-term satisfaction.

THE SPINE CENTER HOUSES A VARIETY OF MEDICAL SPECIALISTS, ABLE TO GIVE ASSESSMENTS, INJECTION TREATMENTS AND REFERRALS. PEOPLE CAN ALSO DO THEIR PHYSICAL THERAPY HERE.

TOM & AMY 2-SHOT

RUNS:

2:23 We want to make sure we're treating the patient in this clinic, so that they're exposed to the doctors right there.

THE SPINE CENTER MODEL IS BECOMING WIDELY ADOPTED- BY WORKING TOGETHER, PATIENTS CAN MANY TIMES PUSH THROUGH THEIR PAIN. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


WHY ARE YOU SO TIRED?-OTS, SS


FEELING MORE TIRED THAN USUAL??

PROFESSIONAL SLEEP ADVISORS HAVE THE TOP 5 REASONS WHY THAT MIGHT BE.

THE FIRST - YOU SLEEP IN ON THE WEEKENDS - EXPERTS INSIST IT'S IMPORTANT TO STAY ON A REGULAR SLEEP SCHEDULE.

YOU SMOKED POT AS A TEEN.

A RECENT STUDY FOUND ADULTS WHO SMOKED POT BEFORE AGE 15 WERE TWICE AS LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE POOR SLEEP.

GLUED TO YOUR SMARTPHONE?

THE BLUE LIGHT CAN HALT PRODUCTION OF THE HORMONE MELOTONIN, WHICH MAKES YOU SLEEPY.

JUST STARTED EXERCISING?

STUDIES FIND IT CAN TAKE 4 MONTHS OF REGULAR EXERCISE TO EASE INSOMNIA.

AND FINALLY - IN A NEW STUDY FROM THE MAYO CLINIC, 10 PERCENT OF PATIENTS REPORTED THEIR *PETS DISTURBING THEIR SLEEP. Return to index of stories...


LIVING WITH PARENTS-ONCAM, SS


MORE AMERICANS THAN EVER BEFORE ARE LIVING WITH THEIR PARENTS.

NEW NUMBERS SHOW 57 MILLION AMERICANS. OR 18 POINT 1 PERCENT. LIVE WITH THEIR PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS.

THAT'S MORE THAN DOUBLE THE 28 MILLION PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN SUCH HOUSEHOLDS IN 1980.

ABOUT *23 PERCENT OF PEOPLE AGE 25 TO 34 LIVE WITH THEIR PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS OR BOTH.

THAT'S UP FROM 18 PERCENT IN 2007.

THE SLUGGISH JOB MARKET IS BEING BLAMED FOR THE RISE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SEVEN-1 SHOT


TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

IT'S ANOTHER CHANCE AT SECOND LIFE.

HOW SIX STRANGERS WILL SHARE A UNIQUE CONNECTION FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.

"Sometimes there are not words to describe how I feel right now. I wanted to cry."

PLUS.WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 TRIPLE TRANSPLANT-SOTVO


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FL FIRST TRIPLE TRANSPLANT-1 SH-PUSH


A VERY INSPIRING STORY OUT OF MIAMI.

SIX PEOPLE NOW TIED TOGETHER FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES AFTER A TRANSPLANT.

IT'S THE FIRST TIME IT'S HAPPENED HERE IN FLORIDA.

ADRIANNA HOPKINS TELLS US DETAILS ON THE PROCEDURE. Return to index of stories...


FL FIRST TRIPLE TRANSPLANT-PKG


THREE SEPARATE FAMILIES NOW WITH A UNIQUE CONNECTION.

"There's a bond between us -- a physical bond. I'm gonna carry him around in me, my body for the rest of my life."

DALE JASKO AND HIS SON JONATHAN; MARY RIVERO MORALES AND HER HUSBAND OMAR FIGUEROA; AND ALANA GONZALES AND HER HUSBAND GABRIEL GARCIA ALL MEETING FOR THE FIRST TIME AFTER A THREE-WAY KIDNEY EXCHANGE.

"It's very impressive. It's impressive knowing we are the pioneers of this type of pair exchange program."

WHEN 64-YEAR-OLD DALE'S HYPERTENSION AND DIABETES LED TO KIDNEY FAILURE, HIS SON JONATHAN WANTED TO DONATE HIS KIDNEY.

HE WASN'T 100% COMPATIBLE.

MARY'S KIDNEYS DIDN'T PROPERLY FILTER BLOOD AND EVENTUALLY FAILED.

HER HUSAND: NOT A MATCH.

.AND ALANA'S LUPUS CAUSING KIDNEY FAILURE, DESPITE DIALYSIS.

.AND HER HUSBAND DIDN'T MATCH, EITHER.

.AND WHILE THEY WAITED FOR TRANSPLANTS, THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE: NOT IDEAL.

.ALANA MISSING QUALITY TIME WITH HER SON.

"I was very limited of the things that I could do with him, and now I'm going to be able to be part of his life more: going to school, being part of his activities, see him grow."

.AFTER A THREE-WAY KIDNEY SWAP.

THESE DONORS DIDN'T MATCH THEIR LOVED ONES BUT MATCHED OTHERS -- JONATHAN DONATING TO ALANA, OMAR DONATING TO DALE, AND GABRIEL DONATING TO MARY.

"I was so nervous just to.I wanted to see that face that gave me a second chance, and just to see him, how young he is -- He's only 22 years old.

"I'm looking forward to maybe staying in touch with him over my lifetime, because he's done a wonderful thing for me."

.DOCTORS PERFORMING THIS THREE-WAY SWAP, THE FIRST EVER IN FLORIDA, HERE AT JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

"We provide an opportunity not only for our community here in South Florida but throughout the rest of the region. This would open the doors for a lot of people that have been denied, even though they have donors in other places."

.IN THIS TRIFECTA, 3 PEOPLE GIVING LIFE TO 3 STRANGERS. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-TRX, VOTOPS, SS


LET'S TAKE ONE MORE LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES BEFORE WE SAY GOODBYE.

THIS MORNING -- THE PLANE THAT CRASHED INTO THE GULF OFF NORTH CAPTIVA EARLIER THIS WEEK, IS BACK ON DRY LAND--- AT A SECURE LOCATION IN GROVELAND FLORIDA, NORTHWEST OF ORLANDO.

THE NTSB WILL NOW START ITS OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION.

A BODY WAS RECOVERED FROM THE PLANE.

IT'S BELIEVED TO BE GREGG HOWARD OF ST. PETERBURG.

WE ARE WAITING ON OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION. Return to index of stories...


LANDSCAPING SCAM-VOTOPS


AN CONSUMER ALERT ON THIS SATURDAY MORNING.

POLICE ARE WARNING HOMEOWNERS ABOUT THIEVES POSING AS LANDSCAPERS -

IT HAPPENED IN NAPLES AND FORT MYERS.

F-M-P-D SAYS A MAN POSING AS A LANDSCAPER KNOCKED ON AN ELDERLY WOMAN'S DOOR THURSDAY.

HE LED HER AWAY TO TALK ABOUT WORK HE COULD DO IN HER YARD. WHILE ANOTHER MAN RANSACKED HER HOME.

AN ALMOST IDENTICAL CASE HAPPENED ON PARK SHORE DRIVE IN NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE-VO TOPS


A HEADS UP, IF YOU ARE HEADED TO THE TODAY IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

BE AWARE, TRACE AMOUNTS OF RED TIDE WERE FOUND NEAR BOCA GRANDE PIER OR GASPARILLA SOUND.

THE AMOUNT IS SO SMALL, YOU PROBABLY WON'T NOTICE, AND WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY YOUR DAY AT THE BEACH. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE MISSING CHILD-VOTOPS


'celebrating the rescue'

A 10-YEAR-OLD CHARLOTTE COUNTY GIRL WHO WENT MISSING FOR SEVEN HOURS FRIDAY IS SAFE THIS MORNING.

NBC2 WAS THERE, AS RESCUE CREWS LEARNED BRIANNA NEWBURN WAS SAFE.

DEPUTIES SAY SHE RAN WAY FROM A YOUTH PROGRAM FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

BRIANNA IS DOING OK THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


MANGO MANIA-CG TOPS


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TRADIDTION KICKS OFF TODAY IN CAPE CORAL.

IT'S MANGO MANIA AT THE GERMAN AMERICAN SOCIAL CLUB ON PINE ISLAND ROAD.

THE SUMMER FESTIVAL CELEBRATES MANGOES AND OTHER TROPICAL FRUITS.

HOURS ARE 10-7 TODAY, AND 10-5 TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL PARKS EVENT -CG TOPS


AND FINALLY, THEY ARE CELEBRATING NATIONAL PARK AND RECREATION MONTH TODAY IN CAPE CORAL FROM 10 TO 1.

THEY STARTED ABOUT 3O MINUTES AGO, AND THE FUN CONTINUES FOR HOURS.

ACTIVITES TODAY FOR YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY TO ENJOY, INCLUDING AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL, A BOWLING GAME, KIDS CRAFTS, BEACH GAMES, AND A SCAVENGER HUNT. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-2 SHOT


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. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2 SHOT


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CREDITS-REM LIVE


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