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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ1 A) FGCU SMARTEST FRESHMAN-SOTVO
SEVERE WX OPEN-CLIP TZ1 B) BICYCLE SAFETY-VOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-STC TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
TOSS TO DANIELLE-TC MON (2), SOT MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
TOSS TO DANIELLE-SS in PLASMA-LIVE ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
CAPE CORAL SHAKEN BABY-CAM99-RTR1 FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
CAPE CORAL SHAKEN BABY-PKG FGCU SMARTEST FRESHMAN-trx TC MON
CAPE CORAL SHAKEN BABY-CAM99-RTR1 FGCU SMARTEST FRESHMAN-BNR-PKG
I75 DEADLY CRASH FOLO-trx VOTOPS, OC LEE SCHOOLS WEBSITE-VO, BNR
I75 DEADLY CRASH FOLO-PKG FL ENERGY CONSERVATION-O-AniBX, VO-WIPE
SWAT STANDOFF-O-AniBX, VO, SS FL ENERGY CONSERVATION-SOTVO
DECISION 2014-CLIP TAX DEDUCTION VACATION-VO
TOSS TO DAVE-OC TEASE TWO-2SHOT
SHUTTING OUT VOTERS-BUBBA TZ2 A) BICYCLE SAFETY-VO-WIOE
SHUTTING OUT VOTERS-PKG TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS
SHUTTING OUT VOTERS-OK TX PERRY BORDER-trx SOTVO-WIPE
ABSENTEE BALLOTS-OC, BNR TX PERRY BORDER-BNR-PKG
CHARCO SHOPLIFTERS SEARCH-trx SS (3) LEE BICYCLE SAFETY-trx VIDBXTOP
SEGWAY RIDER THREATENED-SS LEE BICYCLE SAFETY-BNR-PKG
CAPE CORAL COUNCIL-VO LEE BICYCLE SAFETY-OC
LEE TRANS FARE HIKE-VIDBX, BNR NEW AT 530-BNR-1 SHOT
SCALLOP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED-VO B) DRONES FOR WEDDINGS-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-2SHOT  


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SEVERE WX OPEN-CLIP


SEVERE WX OPEN Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-STC


OME RAIN TONIGHT WITH STORMS POSSIBLE TUESDAY

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be bubbling up in Southwest Florida through the late afternoon and evening time frame.

The most widespread coverage of the activity will mainly be for areas along and to the east of the I-75 corridor.

Based on radar trends with any downpours and storms this evening, one can expect them to be rather slow moving. The slower the movement of rain and thunder the better the chances are for spots of locally heavy rainfall in areas seeing rain.

Lingering radar activity will begin diminishing later tonight, with conditions calming down after midnight.

For Tuesday and Wednesday, the atmosphere over Southwest Florida will have a good deal of moisture available. That should translate into a fairly widespread coverage of showers and storms, especially during the late afternoon and evening time parts.

Temperatures on Tuesday should reach seasonal levels. Highs are expected at 92 for Fort Myers, with communities in closer proximity to the Gulf of Mexico staying a touch cooler.

TROPICAL UPDATE

An area of disturbed weather in the open Atlantic Ocean is near tropical depression status. Dubbed Invest AL92 as of Monday afternoon, the feature was moving west-northwest between 15 and 20 mph. It's current location is around 1,200 miles away from the Lesser Antilles island chain in the Caribbean Sea.

The National Hurricane Center is pegging this feature with a 70% chance of further formation over the next two days. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO DANIELLE-TC MON (2), SOT


NEIGHBORS TELL NBC 2 THEY WERE THE "PICTURE PERFECT" FAMILY.

BUT TONIGHT -- A 6 WEEK OLD BABY BOY IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION WITH SERIOUS BRAIN INJURIES!

AND CAPE CORAL POLICE SAY HIS FATHER IS TO BLAME.

"I was extremely stunned because just a young couple, obviously proud of their home, their family." Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO DANIELLE-SS in PLASMA-LIVE


JAMES BUDAY TOLD INVESTIGATORS HE "SNAPPED" WHEN HIS SON WOULDN'T STOP CRYING.

SO, HE STARTED SHAKING HIM.

BUT ACCORDING TO THE POLICE REPORT WE GOT TODAY --

THE BABY HAD "OLD AND NEW" BRAIN INJURIES.

NBC 2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH THE LATEST.

DANIELLE? Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL SHAKEN BABY-CAM99-RTR1


MEDICS DESCRIBE THE THEN 6-WEEK OLD INFANT WHO WAS TAKEN HERE AS 'BLUE' AND 'LIFELESS' BEFORE THEY RUSHED HIM TO THE HOSPITAL.

FROM THERE -- HE WAS AIRLIFTED TO MIAMI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL SHAKEN BABY-PKG


FACEBOOK PICTURES SHOW THE FAMILY WAS ALL SMILES AS THEY WELCOMED LITTLE OWEN INTO THE WORLD.

"They seemed happy."

. PARENTS NICOLE AND JAMES BUDAY AND THEIR TWO SONS, 3-YEAR OLD

CONNOR AND NEWBORN OWEN.

NEIGHBOR DEBBIE WAINEY DESCRIBES THE BUDAYS AS THE 'PERFECT FAMILY.

"Always doing family centered things. No arguments. Just always around

with their little boy. Very patient and kind to him."

FAMILY PIC--THEN JAMES MUG

BUT BEHIND THE SMILING FACES, DEPUTIES BELIEVE, A MUCH DIFFERENT STORY-- THIS PICTURE IS

ONE DEBBIE WAINEY NEVER THOUGHT SHE'd SEE.

"I was really shocked when I saw his mug shot in the website for

aggravated child abuse."

THE FATHER, 31 YEARS OLD JAMES BUDAY-- ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH

AGGRAVATED CHILD ABUSE.

POLICE SAY HE ADMITTED TO SHAKING BABY OWEN UNTIL HE WAS GASPING FOR AIR.

HE THEN PLACED THE BABY IN THE CRIB AND RETURNED TO FIND LITTLE OWEN LIFELESS.

ACCORDING TO REPORTS, IT WAS THEN THAT BUDAY BROUGHT OWEN TO THE CAPE CORAL FIRE DEPARTMENT.

Ryan Lamb

Battalion Chief of EMS, Cape Coral Fire Dept.

"The father presented his six week old child that was lifeless and

blue. He was handed of to EMS staff here."

TONIGHT THE INFANT IS AT MIAMI CHILDRENS HOSPITAL, FIGHTING FOR HIS

LIFE.SUFFERING FROM PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE.

"100% recovery. The odds it sounds like are not favorable but you

know god works miracles." Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL SHAKEN BABY-CAM99-RTR1


TONIGHT -- DCF TELLS ME THEY ARE INVESTIGATING THE FAMILY.

THE COUPLE'S 3-YEAR OLD SON HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THEM UNTIL A JUDGE GRANTS VISITATION.

NEXT AT 6 -- WE DIG DEEPER INTO THE JAMES BUDAY'S PAST.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, DK NBC2. Return to index of stories...


I75 DEADLY CRASH FOLO-trx VOTOPS, OC


TONIGHT -- INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF TWO YOUNG CHILDREN WERE WEARING SEATBELTS --

WHEN THE S-U-V THEY WERE RIDING IN HIT A CAR AND ROLLED OVER YESTERDAY ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY.

AN 8-YEAR OLD BOY DIED.

HIS 11-YEAR OLD BROTHER WAS SERIOUSLY HURT.

NBC 2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS TALKED WITH THE BOYS' FAMILY AND THE DRIVER OF THE OTHER CAR. Return to index of stories...


I75 DEADLY CRASH FOLO-PKG


SHATTERED GLASS-

AND DEBRIS ON THE GROUND

NAT

TROOPERS FOUND THIS S-U-V MANGLED, UPSIDE DOWN.

PHONER

Ken Pisel

Accident Victim

:33-:39

Even though you don't know anybody you still feel bad for the family.

ON THE PHONE NEAR ST. PETERSBURG, KEN PISEL TELLS ME THERE WAS NOTHING HE COULD DO.

HE AND HIS WIFE WERE WERE DRIVING ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY SUNDAY MORNING.

TROOPERS SAY THIS S-U-V DRIVING BEHIND HIM OVERCORRECTED--THEN SLAMMED INTO THE JEEP PISEL WAS TOWING.

SIX PEOPLE WERE INSIDE THE S-U-V -INCLUDING 8-YEAR-OLD ANDRES NARANJO.

PHONER

Ken Pisel

Accident Victim

:10

At the point of impact I looked in the mirror and see that he's coming off of something over there. the rv or jeep. And then it just started rolling.

UNTIL IT LANDED HERE-UPSIDE DOWN-- KILLING ANDRES.

HIS 11-YEAR-OLD BROTHER WAS SERIOUSLY HURT-THE FAMILY TELLS ME HE IS EXPECTED TO BE OK.

DRIVERS WERE TRAPPED IN STANDSTILL TRAFFIC-WHILE CREWS TOOK HIM TO THE HOSPITAL.

Chris Adams

Driver

:04:17-04:22

I think it's just a terrible tragedy. Obviously nobody wins.

ACCORDING TO THE ACCIDENT REPORT- IT'S "NOT KNOWN" IF EITHER CHILD WAS WEARING A SEAT BELT.

SOMETHING EXPERTS CALL A COMMON MISTAKE.

Richard Uber

Instructor, Ault's Driving School

06:51-06:58

Everything in the car that is not restrained becomes a moving object.

PHONER

Ken Pisel

Accident Victim

:08-:16

When you're driving too fast out on those highways. those things can happen.

IN COLLIER COUNTY, CHRISTY ANDREWS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SWAT STANDOFF-O-AniBX, VO, SS


DEPUTIES SAY A DOMESTIC DISPUTE TURNED LED TO A STANDOFF OVERNIGHT IN LEE COUNTY.

THE SWAT TEAM RESPONDED TO THE PROVINCETOWN COMMUNITY -- NEAR COLLEGE PARKWAY AND SUMMERLIN ROAD LATE LAST NIGHT.

A MAN WAS THREATENING TO HURT HIMSELF AND NOT ALLOWING HIS GIRLFRIEND TO LEAVE THE HOME.

AFTER SEVERAL HOURS -- DEPUTIES ARRESTED 20-YEAR OLD TRAVIS DIENST. Return to index of stories...


DECISION 2014-CLIP


DECISION 2014 CLIP Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO DAVE-OC


A LOOP HOLE IN FLORIDA ELECTION LAWS COULD KEEP SOME VOTERS FROM DECIDING CERTAIN RACES IN THE UPCOMING PRIMARY.

AND TONIGHT -- THEY'RE CALLING ON LAWMAKERS TO FIX THE PROBLEM.

NBC-2 CHIEF POLITICAL CORREPSONDENT DAVE ELIAS LIVE IN STUDIO TO EXPLAIN.

DAVE? Return to index of stories...


SHUTTING OUT VOTERS-BUBBA


IN 1998 -- FLORIDA VOTERS APPROVED AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION.

IT SAYS WHEN THERE'S A WRITE IN CANDIDATE, IT AUTOMATICALLY CLOSES the ELECTION TO VOTERS WHO ARE NOT FROM THAT SPECIFIC PARTY.

SOME FEEL THAT EXCLUDES THEM FROM HAVING A SAY IN THE PROCESS. Return to index of stories...


SHUTTING OUT VOTERS-PKG


bernie Feliciano/Lee County Elections / 01:11:42 The voter feels it's unfair.

BERNIE FELICIANO IS WITH THE LEE COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE.

SHE'S TALKING ABOUT STATE ELECTION LAWS REFERRING TO WRITE IN CANDIDATES.

bernie / 01:13:06 A write in candidate in the general election is considered opposition. So that would essentially close a primary. 01:13:12

EXACTLY THE CASE LOCALLY IN THE 77TH DISTRICT STATE REPRESENATIVE'S RACE.

IT PITTS REPUBLICANS DANE EAGLE, BRANDON IVEY AND JIM ROACH ALL REPUBLICANS AGAINST WRITE IN CANDIDATE JEREMY WOOD.

bernie / 01:14:14 That essentially closes that contest to only registered republicans. 01:14:22

EXCLUDING DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS.

WOOD COULDN'T TALK ON CAMERA BUT TELLS ME.

" many democratic groups including the teachers union have called me names, sent and left harassing messages, and said my candidacy deprived them of their right to vote."

ellen Capicchioni/Cape Coral Voter / 01:42;38 It definitely should be changed. Everyone has the right to vote. 01:42:42

IT'S THE SAME THING IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

ONLY REPUBLICANS WILL GET TO CHOOSE THEIR NEXT COMMISSIONER.

THANKS TO A WRITE IN CANDIDATE THERE.

richard Schaffer/Voter / 01:55:46 Certainly it does need to be addressed. To me it's not a democrat or republican issue. It gives the impression of impropriety. 01:55:54

SOME STATE LAWMAKERS ARE WORKING TO CLOSE THE LOOPHOLE AND IT SEEMS MOST VOTERS AGREE.

jeremy Cummins/ 01:51:08 I would hope they would get it fixed as soon as possible. 01:51:12 Return to index of stories...


SHUTTING OUT VOTERS-OK


STATE REPRESENTATIVE CANDIDATE JEREMY WOOD ALSO TELLS ME -- "HE CHOSE TO RUN BECAUSE HE BELIEVES IN CLOSED PRIMARIES.

WHILE HE WAS UNAVAILABLE FOR AN INTERVIEW -- WE POSTED HIS ENTIRE RESPONSE ON OUR WEBSITE.

JUST CLICK ON NEWSLINKS.

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


ABSENTEE BALLOTS-OC, BNR


THE COLLIER COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE WILL START SENDING OUT ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR THE PRIMARY TOMORROW.

YOU CAN REQUEST A BALLOT ONLINE.

JUST GO TO NBC DASH-TWO DOT-COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS.

YOU HAVE UNTIL AUGUST 20TH TO REQUEST A BALLOT BY MAIL. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO SHOPLIFTERS SEARCH-trx SS (3)


TONIGHT -- THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEEDS YOUR HELP FINDING TWO SHOPLIFTERS --

THE SURVEILLANCE PICTURES ARE A LITTLE BLURRY.

BUT TAKE A CLOSE LOOK.

DEPUTIES SAY THESE GUYS HAVE STOLEN ELECTRONICS, DVD'S AND GAME SYSTEMS FROM SEVERAL LOCAL WAL-MARTS.

THIS IS THEIR CAR.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION -- CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


SEGWAY RIDER THREATENED-SS


A CAPE CORAL MAN IS ACCUSED OF THREATENING A PERSON ON A SEGWAY WITH A GUN.

POLICE ARRESTED DANIEL HUNT FOR POINTING A GUN AT A MAN -- RIDING A SEGWAY IN AN EMPTY LOT NEAR HIS SOUTHWEST FIRST COURT HOME.

NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL COUNCIL-VO


CAPE CORAL CITY LEADERS ARE BACK TO WORK TONIGHT-- AFTER A 5-WEEK LONG SUMMER BREAK.

THE BIG DISCUSSION AT TONIGHT'S COUNCIL MEETING IS THE CITY'S 146-MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET.

THEY'RE LOOKING AT LONG OVERDUE IMPROVEMENTS -- LIKE ROAD PAVING AND EQUIPMENT REPAIR.

AS WELL AS THE CONTROVERSIAL FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT TAX.

THE FATE OF THE F-S-A IS STILL IN THE HANDS OF THE STATE SUPREME COURT.

BUT CITY LEADERS SAY IF IT'S NOT APPROVED BEFORE THE BUDGET DEADLINE --

THE CITY COULD BE LOOKING AT AN 18-MILLION DOLLAR SHORTFALL. Return to index of stories...


LEE TRANS FARE HIKE-VIDBX, BNR


THE COST TO RIDE THE RIDE THE BUS IN LEE COUNTY IS LIKELY TO GO UP.

OFFICIALS ARE LOOKING TO RAISE THE COAST OF LEE TRAN BY 25 CENTS -- TO A DOLLAR FIFTY A RIDE.

DISABLED PASSENGERS WHO USE A DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE WOULD SEE A 50 CENT HIKE.

SEVERAL PUBLIC MEETINGS WILL BE HELD THIS WEEK ABOUT THE PROPOSED INCREASE.

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


SCALLOP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED-VO


ATTENTION BOAT CAPTAINS AND SNORKELERS --

THE LEE COUNTY PARKS AND REC DEPARTMENT NEEDS YOUR HELP!

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR NEXT MONTH'S PINE ISLAND SOUND SCALLOP SEARCH.

THEY NEED UP TO 40 BOATS AND 150 SNORKELERS TO COUNT THE ELUSIVE "BAY SCALLOP."

TO SIGN UP -- WE HAVE A LINK AT NBC DASH-2 DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


TOP OF THE CLASS --

THE SMARTEST FRESHMAN CLASS IS ABOUT TO WALK INTO FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY THIS FALL.

:06-:11 Jasmine Murray, Incoming Freshman "I wouldn't even say that we are like really and truly smarter, we just had to work a little harder."

AND NBC 2 UNCOVERED A LOT OF THE CREDIT MAY GO TO THE BASKETBALL TEAM.

THAT STORY IS NEXT AT FIVE.

AND BEFORE YOU TAKE YOUR NEXT BIKE RIDE -- YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS.

WHY A NEW STUDY FOUND LEE COUNTY HAS SOME OF THE MOST DANGEROUS ROADS IN THE STATE! Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) FGCU SMARTEST FRESHMAN-SOTVO


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TZ1 B) BICYCLE SAFETY-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.

OME RAIN TONIGHT WITH STORMS POSSIBLE TUESDAY

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be bubbling up in Southwest Florida through the late afternoon and evening time frame.

The most widespread coverage of the activity will mainly be for areas along and to the east of the I-75 corridor.

Based on radar trends with any downpours and storms this evening, one can expect them to be rather slow moving. The slower the movement of rain and thunder the better the chances are for spots of locally heavy rainfall in areas seeing rain.

Lingering radar activity will begin diminishing later tonight, with conditions calming down after midnight.

For Tuesday and Wednesday, the atmosphere over Southwest Florida will have a good deal of moisture available. That should translate into a fairly widespread coverage of showers and storms, especially during the late afternoon and evening time parts.

Temperatures on Tuesday should reach seasonal levels. Highs are expected at 92 for Fort Myers, with communities in closer proximity to the Gulf of Mexico staying a touch cooler.

TROPICAL UPDATE

An area of disturbed weather in the open Atlantic Ocean is near tropical depression status. Dubbed Invest AL92 as of Monday afternoon, the feature was moving west-northwest between 15 and 20 mph. It's current location is around 1,200 miles away from the Lesser Antilles island chain in the Caribbean Sea.

The National Hurricane Center is pegging this feature with a 70% chance of further formation over the next two days. Return to index of stories...


FGCU SMARTEST FRESHMAN-trx TC MON


FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY IS ABOUT TO WELCOME THE SMARTEST CLASS OF STUDENTS THE SCHOOL HAS EVER HAD.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER TOOK A CLOSER LOOK AT FGCU'S ADMISSION RECORDS --

AND DISCOVERED THEIR TEST SCORES ACTUALLY EXCEED THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. Return to index of stories...


FGCU SMARTEST FRESHMAN-BNR-PKG


INCOMING FGCU FRESHMAN HAVE A REASON TO WALK WITH A CHIP ON THEIR SHOULDER THIS YEAR.

"My gpa unweighted was 4.1. and weighted was 4.7?"

OKAY, WELL MOST AREN'T THAT SMART. BUT THEY'RE CLOSE TO IT.

"I was surprised. and I kind of felt proud about it."

LOOK FOR THE STUDENTS CARRYING THE BLUE BACKPACKS - THOSE ARE THE SOON TO BE FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS AT FGCU.

THEY SCORED AN AVERAGE GPA OF THREE-POINT-SEVEN AND 1540 ON THE SAT. STUDENTS LAST YEAR EARNED AN AVERAGE GPA OF ABOUT 3-POINT-4.

"There was so much competition. like grade point averages, who wants to be valedictorian. it's a lot more harder for this generation."

THAT'S WHAT MOST STUDENTS TOLD NBC-2 - THEY DONT NECESSARILY THINK THEY'RE SMARTER. INCOMING FRESHMAN JASMINE MURRAY EXPLAINS WHY.

Jasmine Murray, Incoming Freshman "We just had to work a little harder, so overall, our scores are probably higher than their average."

THE SCHOOL SPENT YEARS FOCUSING ON GROWTH AND ACCEPTING STUDENTS WHO MET MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS.

BUT NOW, FGCU IS ON THE MAP - PARTLY BECAUSE OF OUT OF STATE MARKETING - AND OTHER EVENTS MAKING NATIONAL HEADLINES - DUNK CITY FOR EXAMPLE.

"I truly believe it is 100 percent because we went to the NCAA tournament. the sweet 16. think that was two years ago. so that got everybody pretty hyped about FGCU."

"It put us in a position to be able to be slightly more selective in terms of the students that we offer acceptance to."

. AND THAT WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE CASE IN THE FOLLOWING YEARS - THESE STUDENTS HAVE SET THE PAR HIGHER FOR THE UNIVERSITY. WHILE AT THE SAME TIME. ALLOWING THE SCHOOL TO ELIGIBLE FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR GROWTH.

IN FORT MYERS, LS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOLS WEBSITE-VO, BNR


THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IN LEE COUNTY IS LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY.

TO HEP FAMILIES GET READY -- THE DISTRICT JUST PUT UP THE ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL SECTION ON ITS WEBSITE.

YOU'LL FIND INFORMATION ON SCHOOL BELL TIMES, SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS, LUNCH MENUES AND MUCH MORE.

THE DISTRICT ALSO HAS A FREE APP.

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- YOU'LL FIND A LINK AT NBC DASH-TWO DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


FL ENERGY CONSERVATION-O-AniBX, VO-WIPE


TODAY -- DOZENS PROTESTED OUTSIDE THE STATE CAPITOL -- CALLING FOR CLEAN ENERGY.

FLORIDA'S BIGGEST ELECTRICITY PROVIDERS WANT STATE REGULATORS TO LET THEM SCALE BACK ON EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS -- LIKE REBATES FOR SOLAR PANELS AND POWER-SAVING APPLIANCES.

THEY CLAIM IT COSTS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND ONLY A FEW TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE PROGRAMS

BUT CONSERVATIONISTS ARGUE -- KILLING ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS WILL ONLY LEAD TO HIGHER MONTHLY BILLS. Return to index of stories...


FL ENERGY CONSERVATION-SOTVO


Susan Glickman, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

"We are not going to put up with this. Just because the utilities gave tens of millions of dollars in political contributions, does not mean they get to ride roughshod over the citizens of Florida."

NO DECISIONS ARE EXPECTED UNTIL THE LATE FALL. Return to index of stories...


TAX DEDUCTION VACATION-VO


HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE A VACATION THAT'S TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

NBC 2 DISCOVERED TODAY -- IT'S PRETTY SIMPLE.

FIRST -- DECIDE WHERE YOU WANT TO GO.

THEN -- YOU JUST HAVE TO FIND A CONFERENCE, CONVENTION OR COURSE THAT WILL IMPROVE YOUR PROFESSIONAL SKILLS.

THERE ARE SOME RESTRICTIONS --

LIKE WHEN YOU ARRIVE OR LEAVE OR IF YOU TRAVEL WITH A SPOUSE.

IT HELPS TO TALK TO YOUR ACCOUNTANT BEFORE YOU START PLANNING -- TO AVOID ANY SURPRISES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


AN ALARMING NEW STUDY TONIGHT -- REVEALS FLORIDA HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF DEADLY BICYCLE CRASHES IN THE COUNTRY --

AND LEE COUNTY PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE.

NEXT AT 5 --

NBC 2 TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT THE DANGERS ON THE ROAD. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) BICYCLE SAFETY-VO-WIOE


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TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS


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TX PERRY BORDER-trx SOTVO-WIPE


LATE THIS AFTERNOON -- THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS ANNOUNCED -- HE WILL DEPLOY UP TO ONE-THOUSAND TROOPS TO GUARD THE MEXICAN BORDER.

Gov. Rick Perry/ Texas

"I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor."

REPUBLICAN RICK PERRY SAYS BORDER PATROL FACILITIES HAVE BEEN OVERWHELMED BY TENS OF THOUSANDS OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS --

SEVERAL OF THEM YOUNG CHILDREN.

NBC'S JAY GRAY HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


TX PERRY BORDER-BNR-PKG


nats

AS UNDOCUMENTED. AND UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN CONTINUE TO MOVE ACROSS THE BORDER.

THE TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD IS NOW PREPARING TO MOVE-IN.

Texas :08 -:22

"I've directed general john nicholes to immediately prepare for deployment up to one thousand of his troops in support of the department of public safety's ongoing surge operation.

GOVERNOR RICK PERRY -A POTENTIAL 20-16 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE- HAS CALLED FOR MORE TROOPS. AND CRITICIZED THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION FOR WEEKS, SAYING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS "FAILED TO ADEQUATELY SECURE THE BORDER".

nats

TODAY THE WHITE HOUSE POINTED OUT THAT THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN CROSSING THE BORDER HAS DROPPED SIGNIFICANTLY.

THE PRESIDENT MET WITH HIS HOMELAND SECURITY TEAM THIS AFTERNOON TO DISCUSS THE SITUATION AND WILL VISIT LATER THIS WEEK WITH THE PRESIDENTS OF Guatemala, EL SALVADOR AND HONDURAS, THE THREE COUNTRIES THAT ARE HOME TO MANY OF THE CHILDREN.

"We're hopeful that gov. perry will not just take these kinds of steps that are generating the kind of headlines I suspect he intended, but will actually take the kinds of steps that will be constructive to solving the problem over the long term."

GOVERNOR PERRY SAYS THE CALL FOR BOOTS ALONG THE BORDER IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS, BUT A REAL-TIME PROBLEM.

Texas - 1:15 - 1:36

"These additional resources will help combat the brutal mexican drug cartels that are preying upon our communities and also will help deter others before they have a chance to harm our citizens and become criminal aliens within our borders."

BORDERS AT THE CENTER OF AN ON-GOING CRISIS. AND CONTROVERSY.

JAY GRAY. NBC NEWS. DALLAS. Return to index of stories...


LEE BICYCLE SAFETY-trx VIDBXTOP


FLORIDA HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF TRAFFIC FATALITIES INVOLVING BICYCLES IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.

AND AS N-B-C-2S JACLYN BEVIS FOUND OUT -- OUR PART OF THE STATE IS ONE OF THE REASONS THE NUMBERS ARE SO HIGH. Return to index of stories...


LEE BICYCLE SAFETY-BNR-PKG


Most bicyclists live by the motto, share the road.

5639 our mindset is that we want to not be interrupted as a motorist.

Recent crashes leave many on two wheels pretty concerned.

5959 you see this as dejuvu.

0917 every accident we hear about. it's really sad to hear.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission, Florida has the highest rate of bicycle-related traffic deaths in the country, and Lee County has the 9th highest rate in the state.

0737 There's not enough bike lanes.

5851 this is all about almost a cultural shift in our thinking.

0803 another thing is the cleanliness of the road, a lot of debris.

Any resolution is slow coming.

But friendly sharing between bikes and cars is the quickest fix.

In Lee County, Jaclyn Bevis, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


LEE BICYCLE SAFETY-OC


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO RIDE YOUR BIKE -- VISIT US AT NBC DASH-2 DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-1 SHOT


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAN TELLS US HE WAS WALKING HIS DOG WHEN TWO PIT BULLS CAME UP.

HIS DOG GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH ONE OF THEM.

HE EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.

PLUS: MORE AND MORE COUPLES WANT TO USE DRONES TO RECORD THEIR WEDDINGS.

THE FOOTAGE IS AMAZING, BUT THERE IS A CATCH. Return to index of stories...


B) DRONES FOR WEDDINGS-VOTOPS


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