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ANCHOR SUPERS FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-LIVE
DIRECTORS PAGE FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-SS-VO
HEADLINES FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOTVO
HL1) WX TEASE-TRX-OMNI FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-LIVE
HL2) DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE-TRX-VO LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEM-TC-SOTVO-TC
HL3) OJ PRICES-TRX-VO RICK SCOTT JOBS-OC-SS-FLY
GOOD MORNING-2-SHOT PUSH RICK SCOTT JOBS-LIVE U 1
6:00 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL RICK SCOTT JOBS-CG
TRAFFIC TOSS-2SHOT RICK SCOTT JOBS-LIVE U 1
TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC LEE CO WHISTLE BLOWER LAWSUIT-OTS-VO
FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-TRX-OC-SS-OBX SCHOOL BOARD PERKINS-OC-VO
FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-LIVE SCHOOL BOARD PERKINS-SOTVO
FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-SS-VO DE LA SALLE MOVIE-OC-VO
FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOT DE LA SALLE MOVIE-SOTVO
FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-LIVE QUARTER HOUR PUSH-2SHOT-VO
LIGHTNING TIME LAPSE-OC-SS-VO FIRST ALERT DOPPLER TEASE-OMNI or WALL
LIGHTNING BREAKOUT-2SH WX CTR-WXGRX-SS BREAK FOUR 6:38:53 AM
CAPE UEP UPDATE-OC-SOTVO 6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
MIDEAST FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS-TRX-OC-NATSVO-VIDBOX 6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
UKRAINE PLANE-OTS-TRX-VO TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX
OJ PRICES DOWN-TRX-PLASMA-VIDBOX-PLASMA TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC
QUARTER HOUR PUSH-1SHOT TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL KIDS HARM DUCK NEST-VO IN PLASMA
BREAK ONE 6:09:48 KIDS HARM DUCK NEST-SOTVO, PLASMA
FACEBOOK FRIEND OF THE DAY-SSTOPS DOWNTOWN FM ENTERTAINMENT-OC-VO
6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP ALLEY FIRE STATION BEHIND-OC-VO-OC
6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL OBAMA SAN FRAN-OC-TRX-VO
TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX CAFFEINE POWDER WARNING-TRX-OC-SS
TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC VASECTOMIES AND PROSTATE CANCER-OTS
TRAFFIC ALERT BILLBOARD-CLIP WHAT'S TRENDING 2DAY-SS-VIDBOX
HOW MUCH SLEEP WE REALLY NEED-PLASMA-TRX-CG-PLASMA COVERAGE PROMISE-2SHOT-VO
ITIME NEW REPORTS-OC-SS WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT
BROOKLYN WHITE FLAGS MYSTERY-OC-TRX-VO BREAK FIVE 6:49:12 AM
SAM DUDGY FOLO-OC-SOTVO TODAY SHOW TEASE-BNR SOTTOPS
LEE CO SKILLED JOBS-OC-CG-VO 6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
LEE CO SKILLED JOBS-SOTVO 6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
ATLANTIC CITY CASINO HEIST-OC-TRX-VO TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC
TEASE TOSS TO BREAK-2SHOT-VO TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
BREAK TWO 6:18:05 COMMISSION SPENDING-OC-VO
6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP-3SHOT COMMISSION SPENDING-SOT-OC
6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX GRX-WX WALL NEW TARGET APP-OTS
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP SOCIAL MEDIA SITES SURVEY-OTS
TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC COKE AND PEANUTS-OC-SS
HIGH WINDS TEST MOBILE HOMES-OC-OMNI-SOTVO GEORGE HARRISON REAL BEETLES-OC-VO
FEMALE AND MALE SPENDERS-OTS LEBRON SORRY-TRX-SS
CROSS TALK 4 SHOT-4-SHOT TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
tease lightning strikes-TRX-VO TS LIGHTNING VICTIMS-SSTOPS-VO
BREAK THREE 6:27:03 AM TS RICK SCOTT JOBS-CGTOPS
HL1) WX TEASE-TRX-OMNI TS CAPE UEP UPDATE-VOTOPS
HL2) FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-TRX-VO TS PERKINS SCHOOL BOARD-VOTOPS
HL3) RICK SCOTT JOBS-TRX-VO TS KIDS HARASS BIRDS NEST-VOTOPS
GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH NBC2 WEB AND FB TEASE-SSTOPS
6:30 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL DAYPLANNER FORECAST-OMNI
TRAFFIC TOSS-2SHOT TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC
TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC GOODBYE-4-SHOT
FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-TRX-SS-VO IN PLASMA, LIVE IN  


ANCHOR SUPERS


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DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES


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HL1) WX TEASE-TRX-OMNI


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HL2) DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE-TRX-VO


PLUS, DEADLY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

THREE PEOPLE HIT, ONE DIES ON THE SAND.

NBC-2 WATCHED IT ALL UNFOLD.

WE HAVE CREWS AT THE HOSPITAL, WITH THE TWO OTHER VICTIMS, IN A LIVE REPORT. Return to index of stories...


HL3) OJ PRICES-TRX-VO


AND, ALL NEW AS YOU ENJOY YOUR BREAKFAST ---

SQUEEZING THE JUICE!

NBC-2 HAS IN-DEPTH ON COVERAGE ON FLORIDA'S ORANGE JUICE SALES --- AND IT'S NOT LOOKING GOOD.

WHAT PEOPLE PREFER INSTEAD THESE DAYS. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-2-SHOT PUSH


understand a lot of you will be paying close attention to the weather today after the tragedy. A good reminder for all of us.

GOOD MORNING I'M CLAY MILLER.

AND I'M KRISTA FOGELSONG.

NBC-2 CHIEF METEROLOGIST HALEY WEBB PINPOINTS WHEN THE STORMS WILL HIT TODAY -- AND THE LATEST TRACK ON ACTIVITY IN THE TROPICS. Return to index of stories...


6:00 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC TOSS-2SHOT


AND LET'S GET YOU UP TO SPEED ON ROAD CONDITIONS.

NATASHA HAS YOUR NBC-2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC


HI GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!

I-75 AND U.S. 41 ARE ALL CLEAR. AND A LOOK AT YOUR BRIDGES OVER THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.4 MINUTES TO GET ACROSS THE MIDPOINT BRIGE AND CAPE BORAL BRIDGE. THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-TRX-OC-SS-OBX


RIGHT NOW NBC-2 IS BRINGING YOU THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ON AN UNBELIEVABLE TRAGEDY ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

NOT ONE, NOT TWO, BUT THREE PEOPLE ALL STRUCK BY LIGHTNING AND ONE OF THEM DIED.

THIS HAPPENED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON BETWEEN THE LANI KAI AND DIAMONDHEAD BEACH RESPORT.

THE NBC-2 TEAM OF INVESTIGATORS IS WORKING TO CONFIRM THE NAME OF THE MAN WHO DIED.

HERE IS A FACEBOOK PHOTO NBC-2 FOUND OF THE TWO SURVIVING VICTIMS.

THEIR FACEBOOK PAGES SAY THEIR NAMES ARE CHELSEA GILL AND ZACHARY LATAWIEC.

AND THOSE TWO TEENS ARE IN THE HOSPITAL.

WE TURN NOW TO NBC-2'S ALEX DE ARMAS, LIVE AT HEALTHPARK MEDICAL CENTER MONITORING THEIR CONDITIONS. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-LIVE


WHAT STARTED AS A DAY ON THE BEACH-- IS NOW A FIGHT FOR LIFE.

THE TWO PEOPLE WHO SURVIVED ARE STILL HERE AT HEALTH PARK HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-SS-VO


LETS SEE THE PICTURE OF THE TWO AGAIN.

WE'RE TOLD THIS IS CHELSEA AND ZACH.

WE'RE TOLD CHELSEA IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY-- HER SOFTBALL TEAMMATE TELLS ME SHE WILL STAY IN THE HOSPITAL FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS FOR SOME TESTS.

WE DON'T KNOW HOW ZACH IS DOING THIS MORNING

.WITNESSES SAY HE WAS IN BAD SHAPE WHEN HE WAS RUSHED HERE FROM THE BEACH.

A FAMILY FRIEND TELLS ME DOCTORS PUT HIM IN An induced COMA AND HE'S FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE.

ITS IMPORTANT TO MENTION A coma is induced in patients who are at high risk of brain injury. Including From physical trauma.

WE ARE WORKING to CONFIRM those details with hospital officials.

THOSE WHO WERE OUT THERE AND SAY THIS ALL UNFOLD-- SAY IT WAS SURREAL. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOT


8:44 ROBERT

the blood was flowing down the beach turning the water red it was terrible." Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-LIVE


OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE FAMILIES AFFECTED THIS MORNING--

WE DON'T KNOW THE IDENTITY OF THE MAN WHO WAS KILLED ON THE BEACH.

WE'RE WORKING TO find that OUT AND HOW HE IS CONNECTED WITH THE TWO TEENS HERE IN THE HOSPITAL THIS MORNING.

LIVE OUTSIDE HEALTH PARK ADA. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING TIME LAPSE-OC-SS-VO


NOW TAKE A LOOK AT THE LIGHTNING AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT.

THIS IS FROM 2:11 YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

YOU SEE THOSE LONG YELLOW LINES --- THAT SHOWS THE LIGHTNING IN THE AREA AT THE TIME.

THERE WERE NINE STRIKES TOTAL AT THAT TIME.

WE ALSO SAVED VIDEO FROM OUR CAMERAS AT DIAMOND HEAD BEACH.

THIS IS A TIME LAPSE VIDEO STARTING AT 12:30.

IT UPDATES EVERY 15 MINUTES.

YOU CAN SEE DARK STORM CLOUDS ROLLING ONTO THE BEACH.

JUST BEFORE 2 O'CLOCK, HEAVY RAIN MOVES IN.

AND YOU CAN SEE, THE CAMERA DIPS DOWN AND POINTS TOWARD A VOLLEYBALL COURT.

THAT HAPPENED AT 2:13. IT MEANS LIGHTNING STRUCK AND THE CAMERA LOST POWER.

WHEN THE REGULAR SHOT OF THE BEACH RETURNS, YOU CAN SEE VEHICLES IN THE AREA OF THE STRIKE. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING BREAKOUT-2SH WX CTR-WXGRX-SS


SO FAR THIS YEAR --- THERE HAVE BEEN SIX LIGHTNING-RELATED FATALITIES IN FLORIDA.

HALEY, THERE CAN BE LIGHTNING EVEN WHEN SKIES ARE CLEAR RIGHT?

AND THE NBC2 WEATHER APP -- IS A GREAT TOOL- YOU CAN TAKE ANYWHERE TO TRACK STORMS.

NBC2'S LIVE DOPPLAR RADAR -- RIGHT HERE IN YOUR HAND.

JUST SEARCH NBC2 WX.

IT'S AVAILABLE FOR BOTH YOUR APPLE AND ANDROID DEVICE --

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT NOW - IT'S FREE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE UEP UPDATE-OC-SOTVO


NOW AN NBC-2 UPDATE ON THE CAPE U-E-P PROJECT ---

BLASTED BY NOISE, SURROUNDED BY DIRT AND DUST.

THIS MORNING HOMEOWNERS WHO LIVE BY SO-CALLED *STAGING AREAS* FOR CAPE CORAL'S UTILITIES EXPANSION PROJECT SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

Victor Rayneri

Cape Coral

48:48 48:52

you move here thinking this was a residential site not an industrial site

Paul Clinghan

Utilities Extension Manager

58:29 58:38

the further they are from the project site the more cost of the project and then thats passed on to the assessment and the homeowners

NBC2 UNCOVERS WHAT THE CITY IS DOING ABOUT IT.

THE CONTRACTOR PUT UP A FENCE LATE LAST WEEK -

AND THE CITY SAYS THEY WILL BE DOING AIR QUALITY TESTING.

BUT UNTIL CONSTRUCTION IS OVER --

THOSE STAGING AREAS WILL LIKELY STAY EXACTLY WHERE THEY ARE.

IT COULD BE ANOTHER 9 MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


MIDEAST FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS-TRX-OC-NATSVO-VIDBOX


ALL NEW OVERNIGHT--- SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY FLIES TO TEL AVIV DESPITE THE F-A-A BAN, AND PUSHES FOR A CEASE-FIRE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS.

WHILE ISRAEL CONTINUED ITS OFFENSIVE IN THE GAZA STRIP OVERNIGHT.

nats of rocket explosion

YOU JUST HEARD THAT MASSIVE EXPLOSION IN GAZA CITY. LIGHTING THE NIGHT SKY ORANGE.

SO FAR MORE THAN 630 PALESTINIANS HAVE BEEN KILLED AND 29 ISRAELIS.

THE F-A-A SAYS IT'LL GIVE AIRLINES AN UPDATE BY MIDDAY TODAY ON THE BANNED FLIGHTS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND ISRAEL.

THE FLIGHTS WERE CANCELED AFTER A ROCKET FIRED FROM THE GAZA STRIP LANDED NEAR TEL AVIV'S AIRPORT YESTERDAY.

U.S. AIRLINES ACTUALLY ACTED AHEAD OF THE F-A-A AND INDEFINITELY CANCELED ALL FUTURE FLIGHTS TO AND FROM ISRAEL. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE PLANE-OTS-TRX-VO


REMAINS FROM THE WRECKAGE OF MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH-17 WILL ARRIVE IN THE NETHERLANDS TODAY.

AND U-S INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS NOW THINK THE PLANE WAS SHOT DOWN OVER UKRAINE. BY ACCIDENT. THINKING IT WAS A UKRAINIAN TRANSPORT PLANE.

RUSSIA STILL DENIES ITS SUPPORTERS IN UKRAINE WERE INVOLVED.

AT THE SCENE, INTERNATIONAL MONITORS SAY THERE'S NO SECURITY. AND IT APPEARS SOME OF THE DEBRIS WAS MOVED OR ALTERED.

THERE ARE BELIEVED TO BE NEARLY 100 BODIES STILL MISSING. Return to index of stories...


OJ PRICES DOWN-TRX-PLASMA-VIDBOX-PLASMA


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --- ARE YOU STILL AN ORANGE JUICE FAN?

BECAUSE RETAIL SALES WERE DOWN 8 PERCENT THIS MONTH, ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CITRUS.

THAT'S THE LOWEST LEVEL ON RECORD AS CONSUMERS CONTINUE TO TURN AWAY FROM THE BEVERAGE, ONCE A STAPLE OF THE AMERICAN BREAKFAST.

U.S. CONSUMERS BOUGHT 36 MILLION GALLONS OF ORANGE JUICE IN THE FOUR WEEKS ENDED JULY 5TH.

A GREATER VARIETY OF BEVERAGES, INCLUDING MORE EXOTIC FRUIT JUICES SUCH AS AÇAI , ENERGY DRINKS AND FLAVORED WATERS, HAVE TAKEN MARKET SHARE AWAY FROM ORANGE JUICE.

ANALYSTS ALSO BLAME A DEVASTATING BACTERIA THAT'S DESTROYED MUCH OF FLORIDA'S CITRUS CROP AND RECENT STUDIES SHOWING O-J IS VERY HIGH IN CALORIES AND SUGAR.

HIGHER GROCERY STORE PRICES ALSO DISCOURAGED CONSUMERS. Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH-1SHOT


THIS IS BRAND NEW AS YOU WAKE UP --- NEW SLEEP RECOMMENDATIONS.

IT'S NOT 8 HOURS ANYMORE!

MAYBE YOU GOT TOO MUCH REST LAST NIGHT!. WHICH CAN BE REALLY BAD FOR YOU.

NBC-2 HAS THE SCOOP ON SLEEP -- AND THE KEY TO A PERFECT NIGHT'S REST.

YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. HALEY? Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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BREAK ONE 6:09:48


HIT TIME 6:09:48

LENTH 2:27 Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK FRIEND OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


TIME NOW TO SAY HELLO AND GOOD MORNING TO OUR NBC2 FACEBOOK SELFIE OF THE DAY.

THIS IS FROM DAISY SEIPLE OF NAPLES.

SHE WRITES " MY 22 MONTH OLD SON JOVANY OUTSIDE WAITING FOR LUNCH TO BE SERVED."

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS POST A SELFIE - AND YOU COULD BE NEXT! Return to index of stories...


6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Full Forecast

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


A GREAT START TO YOUR MORNING BECAUSE WE ARE CRASH FREE ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. IF YOU'RE HEADED OUT THE DOOR, KEEP IN MIND THAT DEPUTIES ARE PATROLLING US 41 NORTH AND OLD 41 ROAD. THEY'RE LOOKING FOR DRIVERS SPEEDING AND RUNNING RED LIGHTS SO TAKE IT NICE AND EASY. THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT BILLBOARD-CLIP


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HOW MUCH SLEEP WE REALLY NEED-PLASMA-TRX-CG-PLASMA


ALL NEW IN THIS MORNING'S HEALTHCAST --

NBC-2 IS TAKING AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT WHY SEVEN HOURS OF SLEEP MAY BE BETTER THAN 8.

EXPERTS GENERALLY RECOMMEND SEVEN TO NINE HOURS.

BUT SCIENTISTS SAY NEW GUIDELINES ARE NEEDED BECAUSE AMERICANS ARE SLEEPING LESS THAN THEY DID IN THE PAST.

SEVERAL SLEEP STUDIES HAVE FOUND THAT SEVEN HOURS IS THE OPTIMAL AMOUNT. IT HAS THE LOWEST MORTALITY RATE.

ANYTHING AFTER THAT, AND RESEARCHERS DID NOT SEE ANY BENEFITS.

IN FACT, GETTING TOO MUCH SLEEP IS ASSOICATED WITH DIABETES, OBESITY AND HEART DISEASE.

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL IS HELPING TO FUND MORE RESEARCH ON SLEEP AND DEVELOP NEW RECOMMENDATIONS, LIKELY BY 2015. Return to index of stories...


ITIME NEW REPORTS-OC-SS


AND YOU CAN KEEP TRACK OF YOUR SLEEP WITH "I-TIME".

NEW REPORTS THIS MORNING SAY APPLE'S SMARTWATCH WILL NOT BE CALLED "IWATCH ". AS SPECULATED.

THE NAME WILL BE "ITIME."

WE ALSO HAVE THE FIRST DIAGRAMS OF WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE.

THE SMARTWATCH WILL HAVE A BUILT-IN GPS THAT CAN BE CONTROLLED BY A FLICK OF THE WRIST, AND WILL SYNCH WITH AN IPHONE OR TABLET.

THE PATENT WAS JUST APPROVED.

IT LOOKS LIKE APPLE PLANS TO MAKE A SMART WATCHBAND TOO WHICH WOULD MAKE IT DIFFERENT THAN SAMSUNG AND MOTOROLA WHO HAVE BEATEN IT TO MARKET. Return to index of stories...


BROOKLYN WHITE FLAGS MYSTERY-OC-TRX-VO


THIS IS SO BIZARRE ----

THE MYSTERY DEEPENS THIS MORNING AFTER AMERICAN FLAGS WERE REPLACED WITH WHAT LOOKS LIKE BLEACHED ONES IN BROOKLYN.

THE BRIDGE IS ONE OF THE MOST HEAVILY SECURED LANDMARKS IN THE CITY AND IS CONSTANTLY MONITORED BY SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS.

POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A GROUP OF FOUR TO FIVE PEOPLE SEEN ON SURVEILLANCE IN THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

THE CITY'S DEPUTY COMMISSIONER SAYS QUOTE - WE DON'T TAKE THESE THINGS LIGHTLY, OR AS A JOKE, OR AS ART OR WITHIN THE REALM OF SPEECH. THESE ARE ISSUES OF TRESPASSING." Return to index of stories...


SAM DUDGY FOLO-OC-SOTVO


NEW THIS MORNING IN ONGOING CONTROVERSY ---

FORMER NFL COACH AND CURRENT NBC SPORTS FOOTBALL ANALYST TONY DUNGY SAYS HE WOULD NOT HAVE DRAFTED MICHAEL SAM, WHO BECAME THE FIRST OPENLY GAY PLAYER TO BE DRAFTED BY AN NFL TEAM.

SAM REACTS DURING CAMP, TAKE A LOOK.

"glad we wasn't st. louis rams coach. everyone entitled to their opinions"

DUNGY RELEASED A STATEMENT TO CLARIFY HIS REMARKS SAYING IN PART THAT SAM DESERVES AN OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY IN THE NFL AND HIS SEXUAL ORIENTATION SHOULD NOT PLAY A PART IN THE EVALUATION PROCESS.

BUT HE DOES BELIEVE THE MEDIA ATTENTION THAT COMES WITH IT WILL BE A DISTRACTION. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO SKILLED JOBS-OC-CG-VO


THIS IS INTERESTING --- LOOKING TO LURE NEW BUSINESS-

LEE COUNTY HAS LAUNCHED A NEW INITIATIVE TARGETING FOUR INDUSTRIES TO GROW THEIR BRAND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THEY ARE THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY, AVIATION, DISTRIBUTION, AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES.

THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE IS ALREADY REACHING OUT TO BUSINESSES IN NEW YORK AND MINNESOTA TO BRING THEM TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

EXPERTS WATCHING LOCAL DEVELOPMENT SAY BRINGING IN COMPANIES UNIQUE TO THESE FOUR AREAS WOULD BENEFIT THE ECONOMY. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO SKILLED JOBS-SOTVO


Mary Briggs- Lee Memorial Health system

Depending on what they bring, if it is something we can do business with directly because we are going to purchase- all the better to have it in your back yard then shipped from across the country

LEE COUNTY IS CURRENTLY BEING EYED BY TWO COMPANIES LOOKING TO RELOCATE OR EXPAND- THEIR IDENTITIES STILL BEING KEPT UNDER WRAPS. Return to index of stories...


ATLANTIC CITY CASINO HEIST-OC-TRX-VO


SO FAR THIS MORNING IT LOOKS LIKE SOME CASINO ROBBERS HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH THE CRIME.

NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A ROBBERY AT A POPULAR ATLANTIC CITY CASINO.

THEY SAY IT HAPPENED MONDAY MORNING AT CAESARS.

A SOURCE CLOSE TO THE INVESTIGATION SAYS THREE PEOPLE GOT AWAY WITH MORE THAN 100 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

HOWEVER POLICE ARE NOT SAYING HOW MUCH WAS STOLEN OR HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED IN THE ROBBERY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TOSS TO BREAK-2SHOT-VO


COMING UP, WOMEN HAVE ADMITTED TO HIDING SHOPPING FROM THEIR PARTNER.

BUT WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR HOW BAD MEN ARE ABOUT IT!

PLUS --- AN NBC INVESTIGATION SHOWS WHAT HAPPENS TO MOBILE HOMES IN HURRICANE FORCE WINDS --- AND A MESSAGE FROM THE EXPERTS THIS MORNING ---- YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


BREAK TWO 6:18:05


HIT TIME 6:18:05AM

LENGTH 3:00 Return to index of stories...


6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP-3SHOT


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6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX GRX-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. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


THIS IS A LIVE VIEW OF I-75 AND COLONIAL BLVD. WE ARE ALL CLEAR ON THE ROADWAYS. TAKING A LOOK AT FORT MYERS, I'M SEEING A MINOR SLOWDOWN ON DANIELS PKWY. WESTBOUND FROM METRO PKWY TO SUMMERLIN RD. THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


HIGH WINDS TEST MOBILE HOMES-OC-OMNI-SOTVO


THIS MORNING, ALL EYES ON THE CARIBBEAN.

NBC-2 HAS BEEN TRACKING A TROPICAL DEPRESSION THAT IS EXPECTED TO DICIPATE.

AND THERE IS A RENEWED ATTENTION ON HOW MUCH WIND HOMES CAN WITHSTAND, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO MOBILE HOMES.

AND WE HAVE A LOT OF THEM HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ONE EXPERT HAS A MESSAGE THIS MORNING.

The message to people today is if you're going to attach anything to your home, be sure that you know what you're doing or consult someone who knows what they're doing, so you don't inadvertently end up costing yourself the entire structure.

COMING UP ON TODAY --- NBC'S KERRY SANDERS TAKES US INSIDE A TEST FACILITY WHERE ENGINEERS CAN CRANK UP THE WIND SPEED TO MORE THAN 120 MILES PER HOUR.

AND HE SHOWS WHY THESE HOMES DON'T STAND A CHANCE. Return to index of stories...


FEMALE AND MALE SPENDERS-OTS


LISTEN TO THIS ---

A SURPRISING NEW SURVEY FINDS LESS THAN A QUARTER OF WOMEN ADMIT TO SECRET SPENDING.

BUT THAT PERCENTAGE WAS DOUBLE FOR MEN WHO HIDE SHOPPING FROM THEIR PARTNER! Return to index of stories...


CROSS TALK 4 SHOT-4-SHOT


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COMING UP AT 6:30 ---

NBC-2 HAS A NEW PHOTO OF TWO VICTIMS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH -- AS WE WORK TO IDENTIFY A MAN WHO WAS KILLED AFTER BEING HIT. YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


BREAK THREE 6:27:03 AM


HIT TIME 6:27:03

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


HL1) WX TEASE-TRX-OMNI


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HL2) FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-TRX-VO


PLUS --- NBC-2 IS PUSHING FOR ANSWERS AFTER THREE PEOPLE WERE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH DURING STORMY WEATHER.

ONE MAN DIED.

TWO OTHERS ARE AT THE HOSPITAL WHERE NBC-2 IS STAKED OUT THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


HL3) RICK SCOTT JOBS-TRX-VO


AND, THIS IS BRAND NEW HAPPENING IN JUST A FEW HOURS ---

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS ABOUT TO MAKE ANOTHER JOBS ANNOUNCEMENT.

THIS TIME HE WANTS TO PERMANENTLY END MANUFATURING EQUIPMENT SALES TAX AND A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR FLORIDA'S "STEM" TEACHERS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH


AFTER THAT AWFUL TRAGEDY ON FORT MYERS BEACH --- PLEASE BE CAREFUL BECAUSE NBC-2 IS TRACKING MORE STORMS IN THE DAY AHEAD.

GOOD MORNING I'M KRISTA FOGELSONG.

AND I'M CLAY MILLER.

NBC-2 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST HALEY WEBB IS TRACKING WHEN TO EXPECT STORMS AND THE LATEST ON TROPICAL ACTIVITY IN THE ATLANTIC. Return to index of stories...


6:30 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC TOSS-2SHOT


AND HOW ARE THE ROADS LOOKING THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING?

NATASHA HAS YOUR NBC-2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC


GOOD MORNING. LET'S CHECK IN WITH PUNTA GORDA. NO MAJOR DELAYS ON US 41 AND I-75. BUT THERE IS A MINOR SLOW DOWN AT 41 SOUTH NEAR SINGAPORE RD. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-TRX-SS-VO IN PLASMA, LIVE IN


NOW TO THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN OUR TOP STORY ---

N-B-C TWO HAS LEARNED THESE ARE THE TWO TEENS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH TUESDAY.

THEIR FACEBOOK PAGES SAY THEIR NAMES ARE CHELSEA GILL AND ZACHARY LATAWIEC.

AND THOSE TWO TEENS ARE IN THE HOSPITAL.

RIGHT NOW WE KNOW ONE MAN IS DEAD -- BUT WE DO NOT KNOW HIS NAME OR HIS RELATION, IF ANY, TO THE OTHER TWO VICTIMS.

THIS IS THE VIDEO SHOWING THE FRANTIC C-P-R EFFORT ON THE BEACH THAT KEPT ONE OF THOSE TEENS ALIVE.

WE TURN NOW TO NBC2'S ALEX DE ARMAS, LIVE AT HEALTHPARK MEDICAL CENTER -- TRACKING THE VICTIM'S CONDITIONS. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-LIVE


WITNESSES WHO WERE ON THE BEACH SAY THE LIGHTNING STRIKES OUT THERE WERE SO INTENSE AND CLOSE-- IT SHOOK BUILDINGS.

THE TWO PEOPLE WHO SURVIVED ARE STILL HERE AT HEALTH PARK HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-SS-VO


LETS SEE THE PICTURE OF THE TWO AGAIN.

WE'RE TOLD THIS IS CHELSEA AND ZACH.

WE'RE TOLD CHELSEA IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY--

WITNESSES SAY SHE WAS CONSCIOUS AND BREATHING BUT BURNED PRETTY BAD.

HER SOFTBALL TEAMMATE TELLS ME SHE WILL STAY IN THE HOSPITAL FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS FOR SOME TESTS.

WE DON'T KNOW HOW ZACH IS DOING THIS MORNING

.WITNESSES SAY HE WAS IN BAD SHAPE WHEN HE WAS RUSHED HERE FROM THE BEACH.

A FAMILY FRIEND TELLS ME DOCTORS PUT HIM IN An induced COMA AND HE'S FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE.

WE ARE WORKING ON CONFIRMING THAT WITH HEALTH OFFICIALS.

ITS IMPORTANT TO MENTION A coma is induced in patients who are at high risk of brain injury. Including From physical trauma.

THOSE WHO WERE OUT THERE AND SAW THIS ALL UNFOLD-- SAY IT WAS SURREAL. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOTVO


MATT RECTOR - PERFORMED CPR

12:31 -:39

"I've got a 12 year old and a 9 year old that have that image in their head, it's gonna be tough for them."

ROBERT GUSTAFSON - WITNESS:36

SOT

SHANE UPDYKE - CONCERNED FATHER

19:43 -:49

"I take chances walking around in the rain and lightning Now I realize you just can't take chances." Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-LIVE


OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE FAMILIES AFFECTED THIS MORNING--

WE DON'T KNOW THE IDENTITY OF THE MAN WHO WAS KILLED ON THE BEACH.

WE'RE WORKING TO find that OUT AND HOW HE IS CONNECTED WITH THE TWO TEENS HERE IN THE HOSPITAL THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEM-TC-SOTVO-TC


THUNDERSTORMS AND LIGHTNING ARE ALMOST A DAILY OCCURRENCE HERE DURING RAINY SEASON---

LEE COUNTY INVESTIGATORS WANT TO REMIND YOU, WHEN YOU SEE LIGHTNING YOU NEED TO GET AWAY FROM WATER AND INTO A SAFE PLACE.

Jeffery

Sometimes folks just don't see those warnings they think it's a

typical warm summer day and they're walking in the rain and lightning

can strike ten miles away and then the next thing you know you have

some type if incident like this to remind us that this is not

anything to play with

11:22:44-11:22:59

FORT MYERS BEACH VICE MAYOR, DAN ANDRE SAYS, FOR THE LAST YEAR THE COMMITTEE HAS DISCUSSED INSTALLING A LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEM.

HE HOPES TUESDAY'S EVENTS WILL PUT THE POLITICAL PROCESS IN MOTION.

LEE COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION HAS LIGHTNING ALERT SYSTEMS IN ATHLETIC FACILITIES SUCH AS POOLS AND BALLFIELDS WHERE YOUTH SPORTS HAPPEN.

BUT DO NOT HAVE THEM AT COUNTY BEACHES. Return to index of stories...


RICK SCOTT JOBS-OC-SS-FLY


THE RACE FOR FLORIDA GOVERNOR HEADS BACK TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS IN TOWN TO PUSH NEW TAX CUTS.

HE'S ALSO FOCUSING ON A 30 MILLION DOLLAR RESIDENCY PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS.

NBC 2'S SAM SWEENEY FOLLOWING THE GOVERNOR THIS MORNING-- HE'S LIVE IN LEE COUNTY TO BREAK IT DOWN FOR US.

SAM? Return to index of stories...


RICK SCOTT JOBS-LIVE U 1


KRISTA CLAY---

THE RESIDENCY PROGRAM WOULD PUT STEM TEACHERS OR SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING AND MATH TEACHERS IN COMPANIES LIKE THIS ONE HERE BEHIND TO ME DURING THIER SUMMER BREAK.

THE GOAL---SHARPEN THEIR SKILLS AND BRING WHAT THEY LEARNED BACK TO THE CLASSROOM COME FALL. Return to index of stories...


RICK SCOTT JOBS-CG


THE SECOND PART OF THE GOVERNORS PLAN--- HELP EXPAND MANUFACTURING COMPANIES IN FLORIDA.

IF RE-ELECTED HE SAYS HE WOULD ELIMINATE THE TAX ON MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT SO COMPANIES WILL HIRE MORE PEOPLE AND BUY MORE EQUIPMENT.

THE GOVERNOR SAYS ELIMINATING THE TAX WILL SAVE COMPANIES 140 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR AND ENTICE OUT OF STATE COMPANIES TO RELOCATE HERE. Return to index of stories...


RICK SCOTT JOBS-LIVE U 1


TAKE LIVE

THE TOUR IS CALLED JOBS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION. THE GOVERNOR IS TYING EDUCATION TO A CHANGING ECONOMY--- HE'S EXPECTED TO ARRIVE AROUND 9:30.

LIVE IN LEE COUNTY SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO WHISTLE BLOWER LAWSUIT-OTS-VO


NOW AN NBC-2 INVESTIGATION ---

A FORMER LEE COUNTY EMPLOYEE IS FILING A WHISTLE-BLOWER LAWSUIT AGAINST THE COUNTY.

OUR NEWS PARTNERS WITH THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS SAY FORMER MEDSTAR PILOT ARNOLD MCALLISTER FILED THE LAWSUIT IN FEDERAL COURT.

HE'S ACCUSING THE COUNTY OF RETALIATION AGAINST HIM AND OTHERS.

THE COUNTY CLOSED DOWN THE MEDICAL HELICOPTER UNIT IN 2012.

MCCALISTER SAYS IT'S BECAUSE HE EXPOSED A SERIOUS BILLING ISSUE.

THE COUNTY SAYS IT SAYS IT DROPPED MEDSTAR FOR BUSINESS REASONS, NOT TO RETALIATE. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL BOARD PERKINS-OC-VO


THERE'S A BIG QUESTION NBC-2 IS WORKING TO ANSWER THIS MORNING FOR THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT.

WAS A FORMER PRINCIPAL A VICTIM OF BULLYING?

A MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD IS DEMANDING AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE RESIGNATION OF CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL -- TRACY PERKINS.

PERKINS SUDDENLY STEPPED DOWN LAST WEEK.

HER RESIGNATION LETTER LEFT MANY PEOPLE WITH A LOT OF QUESTIONS. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL BOARD PERKINS-SOTVO


MARY FISCHER, LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

4933- The letter indicated there might have been some workplace bullying. And as an advocate for no bullying, I'm asking questions on my own. 4943

IN HER LETTER --

PERKINS HINTED THAT SHE WAS BULLIED OVER HOW SHE HANDLED A MASSIVE FIGHT THAT BROKE OUT AT A CYPRESS LAKE FOOTBALL GAME.

WE ARE PRESSING SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS FOR ANSWERS, BUT THEY WILL NOT COMMENT ON PERKINS DEPARTURE. Return to index of stories...


DE LA SALLE MOVIE-OC-VO


THIS IS GREAT!

WHAT WOULD BRING EARNEST GRAHAM. NAPLES HIGH HEAD FOOTBALL COACH BILL KRAMER. FGCU ATHLETIC DIRECTOR KEN KAVANAGH AND FORMER NFL PLAYER COREY LYNCH ALL TOGETHER IN ONE ROOM?

A MOVIE!

THE NAMES I JUST DROPPED. ALONG WITH MANY OTHER LOCAL ATHLETIC OFFICIALS AND COACHES AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE LEVEL WERE AT THE MOVIE THEATER AT THE BELL TOWER SHOPPES IN FORT MYERS LAST NIGHT.

IT WAS THE LOCAL PREMIERE OF A MOVIE. INSPIRED BY THE BOOK"WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL" WHICH SHARES THE STORY OF THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PROGRAM AT DE-LA-SALLE ACADEMY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

THE RENOWNED PROGRAM THAT ONCE WON 151 STRAIGHT GAMES UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF HEAD COACH BOB LAD-A-SIR. Return to index of stories...


DE LA SALLE MOVIE-SOTVO


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S CHRISTIAN TELEVISION NETWORK SPONSORED LAST NIGHT'S EVENT WHICH BROUGHT A CROWD OF 400 TO THE THEATER.

WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL. WILL BE RELEASED NATION-WIDE ON AUGUST 22-ND. Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH-2SHOT-VO


A DEVELOPING STORY NOW ON MESSING WITH WILDLIFE.

TWO CHILDREN CAUGHT ON VIDEO HARASSING A PROTECTED DUCK'S NEST ---AND THE NEST HAD TO BE DESTROYED BECAUSE OF THEM. WILL THESE YOUNGSTERS FACE CHARGES? YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. HALEY? Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT DOPPLER TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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BREAK FOUR 6:38:53 AM


HIT TIME 6:38:53

LENGTH 3:07 Return to index of stories...


6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Weather Trends

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


FHP IS REPORTING DEBRIS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROADWAY ON I-75 NORTH & CORKSCREW ROAD. LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THAT INTERSECTION. WE'RE STARTING TO SEE MORNING RUSH HOUR SO FHP IS WORKING TO REMOVE THAT DEBRIS. THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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KIDS HARM DUCK NEST-VO IN PLASMA


THIS IS A PERFECT OF EXAMPLE OF HOW *NOT TO TREAT WILDLIFE.

TWO COLLIER COUNTY KIDS COULD FACE CHARGES FOR ATTACKING FEDERALLY PROTECTED BIRDS IN A NEST.

ONLY NBC 2 GOT THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO.

IT SHOWS WHAT HAPPENED IN NAPLES.

THE KIDS ARE ATTACKING THE NEST OF A MUSCOVY DUCK.

YOU SEE THE BOY ON THE BICYCLE FIRST.

SECONDS LATER THE GIRL COMES RUNNING AND THROWS SOMETHING.

WE TALKED TO THE BOY, 10 YEAR OLD RICKY TYLER.

HE SAYS IT WAS A WOODEN TOMAHAWK. Return to index of stories...


KIDS HARM DUCK NEST-SOTVO, PLASMA


---SOT---

TYLER

23:53-:58

She planned on getting an egg after she saw the nest and she wanted it to hatch and I knew that wasn't going to happen because it didn't have it's mother.

Pam Smith, Tyler's grandmother

20:16-:22

If he broke the law he should have pay for it. And I told that officer yesterday if he broke the law, take him.

POLICE SAY THE GIRL TOOK ONE OF THE EGGS AND BROKE IT.

THE NEST IS EMPTY NOW.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE EGGS HAD TO BE DESTROYED SINCE IT IS AGAINST THE LAW TO RELOCATE THEM. Return to index of stories...


DOWNTOWN FM ENTERTAINMENT-OC-VO


YOU MAY SOON BE ABLE TO OPENLY CARRY ALCOHOL IN PARTS OF DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

SOME BUSINESSES ALSO WANT TO ALLOW 18 YEAR OLDS IN BARS AND CLUBS.

CITY LEADERS SAY IT'S PART OF A PLAN TO GET MORE PEOPLE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS-

BUT NOT EVERYONE CAN AGREE ON THE BEST WAY TO DO IT.

SO A GROUP OF BUSINESSES CALLED THE RIVER DISTRICT ALLIANCE HAS HIRED A CONSULTANT FROM CALIFORNIA TO SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE. Return to index of stories...


ALLEY FIRE STATION BEHIND-OC-VO-OC


NBC-2 IS KEEPING TABS ON A NEW FIRE STATION ALONG ALLIGATOR ALLEY --- BUT THIS MORNING IT IS BEHIND SCHEDULE.because it just got funding

THE STATION IS BEING BUILT NEAR MILE MARKER 63 IN COLLIER COUNTY.

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO OPEN THIS MONTH, BUT WON'T BE up and RUNNING UNTIL OCTOBER.

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THE NEW STATION WILL CUT RESPONSE TIMES IN HALF.

FIREFIGHTERS, EMTs, AND A PARAMEDIC WILL BE STATIONED AT THE BUILDING. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA SAN FRAN-OC-TRX-VO


NEW VIDEO INTO OUR NEWSROOM OVERNIGHT ---

AIR FORCE ONE TOUCHED DOWN AT SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TUESDAY NIGHT.

PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL HAVE A BUSY DAY IN THE AREA TODAY COLLECTING BIG MONEY FOR DEMOCRATS.

THE TRIP WILL BE BRIEF, BUT LUCRATIVE FOR THE PARTY.

THE PRESIDENT FLEW IN FROM SEATTLE AS PART OF A THREE-DAY WEST COAST FUNDRAISING TRIP.

HIS GOAL IS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS WHICH ARE THREATENING DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF THE SENATE. Return to index of stories...


CAFFEINE POWDER WARNING-TRX-OC-SS


IN THIS MORNING'S HEALTHCAST ---

SOME HEALTH HEADLINES TO GET YOUR DAY GOING.

AND BEGIN WITH F-D-A WARNINGS ON THE DANGERS OF CAFFEINE POWDER.

THE STORY OF AN 18-YEAR-OLD PROM KING, WHO ACCORDING TO REPORTS DIED FROM AN IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT AND SEIZURES BROUGHT ON BY A CAFFEINE OVERDOSE, HAS RAISED QUESTIONS ABOUT CAFFEINE -- PARTICULARLY THE POWDERED TYPE USED BY THE TEEN.

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

THE SERVING SIZE IS ONE-SIXTEENTH OF A TEASPOON, WHICH REQUIRES MINI-MEASURING SPOONS AND A SCALE TO MEASURE.

SIMPLY MIXING TWO REGULAR SPOONFULS OF THE POWDER INTO A DRINK IS THE SAME AS DRINKING 70 RED BULLS AT ONCE, WHICH COULD KILL YOU. Return to index of stories...


VASECTOMIES AND PROSTATE CANCER-OTS


AND NEW RESEARCH LINKS VASECTOMIES AND PROSTATE CANCER.

MEN WITH VASECTOMIES MAY BE AT AN INCREASED RISK FOR THE MOST LETHAL FORM OF PROSTATE CANCER, RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND.

BUT AGGRESSIVE CANCER REMAINS RARE IN THESE PATIENTS.

THE REASON FOR THE INCREASE IS UNCLEAR. Return to index of stories...


WHAT'S TRENDING 2DAY-SS-VIDBOX


TIME NOW TO SEE WHAT'S TRENDING TODAY ---

BILLY JOEL WILL RECEIVE "THE GERSHWIN PRIZE FOR POPULAR SONG" FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS IN NOVEMBER.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE TUESDAY.

THE AWARD WILL HONOR JOEL'S ACHIEVEMENTS SPANNING HIS LONG CAREER IN MUSIC.

THE PIANO MAN IS THE SIXTH BEST-SELLING ARTIST OF ALL TIME. Return to index of stories...


COVERAGE PROMISE-2SHOT-VO


TIME NOW IS--

JUST AHEAD-- NBC-2 RUNS DOWN YOUR MORNING TOP STORIES,

INCLUDING THE LATEST ON THE SURVIVING VICTIMS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH, AND WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT ONE PERSON WHO WAS KILLED.

PLUS-- A FINAL CHECK OF YOUR NBC-2 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S AND A CHECK OF THE ROADS. Return to index of stories...


WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT


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BREAK FIVE 6:49:12 AM


HIT TIME 6:49:12 AM

LENGTH 2:48 Return to index of stories...


TODAY SHOW TEASE-BNR SOTTOPS


PREPRODUCED BY NBC - MAKE SURE MASTER DOESN'T BUG THIS ELEMENT Return to index of stories...


6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Full Forecast

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC


IN PORT CHARLOTTE, I'M SEEING DELAYS ON I-75 NORTH KICKING IN AT KINGS HWY.

ANOTHER TROUBLE SPOT THIS MORNING, DAVIS BLVD. WESTBOUND APPROACHING U.S. 41 Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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COMMISSION SPENDING-OC-VO


IT MAY BECOME ONE OF THE COSTLIEST COMMISSION SEATS IN LEE COUNTY HISTORY.

CANDIDATES VYING FOR ONE SEAT A LONE HAVE RAISED MORE THAN A HALF A MILLION DOLLARS COMBINED.

TV, RADIO, NEWSPAPER AND BILLBOARDS.

THEY'RE ALL PLATFORMS USED BY CANDIDATES SEEKING THE COMMISSION SEAT PREVIOUSLY HELD BY TAMMY HALL.

THREE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES ARE VYING FOR THEIR PARTY'S NOMINATION IN THE AUGUST PRIMARY.

COMBINED THEY'VE SPENT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS IN CAMPAIGN COSTS. Return to index of stories...


COMMISSION SPENDING-SOT-OC


brian Hamman / 25:00 I look at the money being spent and it actually surprises me too. 25:03

andy Coy / 23:32:12 The voters of Lee county are not going to say whoever has raised the most money that's who I'm voting for. 23:32:17

sawyer Smith / 45:51 it takes money to run campaigns. 45:53

ALL THREE CANDIDATES SAY THEY'RE NOT GIVING UP THEIR GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGNS WHICH INCLUDES KNOCKING ON DOORS AND MAKING PUBLIC APPEARANCES. Return to index of stories...


NEW TARGET APP-OTS


THIS IS A NEW STORY WE FOUND OVERNIGHT ---

TARGET IS INTRODUCING AN APP THAT LETS USERS PURCHASE ITEMS AFTER SCANNING MAGAZINE ADS WITH THEIR SMARTPHONES.

IT'S THE LATEST OFFERING FROM RETAILERS LOOKING TO BOOST SALES, WITH THE USE OF IMPROVING IMAGE-RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY. Return to index of stories...


SOCIAL MEDIA SITES SURVEY-OTS


AND WHICH SOCIAL NETWORKS DO YOU ENJOY USING THE MOST?

A NEW USER SATISFACTION SURVEY FINDS THAT USERS ARE MOST

SATISFIED WITH THE PHOTO-BASED PINTEREST.

WHILE FACEBOOK AND LINKED-IN TOOK LAST PLACE. Return to index of stories...


COKE AND PEANUTS-OC-SS


THE FOOTBALL COACH AT FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY IS CREATING QUITE A BUZZ ONLINE AFTER PICTURES SHOW THE STRANGE WAY HE DRINKS A COKE.

THIS WAS TAKEN DURING THE A-C-C MEDIA DAY.

YOU CAN SEE SEMINOLES HEAD FOOTBALL COACH JIMBO FISHER DROPPING PEANUTS INTO HIS COKE, PROMPTING A FLURRY OF TWITTER POSTS.

SOME OF YOU MAY ALREADY KNOW THIS- BUT IT TURNS OUT DROPPING PEANUTS INTO COKE IS AN OLD SOUTHERN TRADITION.

PEOPLE SAY IT'S A WAY TO COMBINE THE SWEETNESS OF THE COKE AND THE SALTINESS OF THE PEANUT. Return to index of stories...


GEORGE HARRISON REAL BEETLES-OC-VO


CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?

A MEMORIAL TREE DEDICATED TO THE BELOVED GUITARIST OF THE BEATLES -- HAS DIED AFTER AN ATTACK BY *REAL* BEETLES.

THIS IS ALL THAT'S LEFT OF THE GEORGE HARRISON MEMORIAL TREE AT GRIFFITH PARK IN LOS ANGELES.

IT WAS CUT DOWN LAST MONTH AFTER AN INFESTATION OF BARK BEETLES.

THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE BLACK PINE TREE WAS PLANTED IN 2003, TWO YEARS AFTER THE PERFORMER KNOWN AS "THE QUIET BEATLE" DIED OF CANCER.

CITY OFFICIALS HOPE TO PLANT A NEW TREE IN NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


LEBRON SORRY-TRX-SS


CHECK THIS OUT!

LEBRON JAMES' 'I'M SORRY' GIFT TO EVERY PERSON IN HIS NEW OHIO NEIGHBORHOOD - FOR CAUSING ALL THE CRAZINESS. CUPCAKES!

IN A LETTER HE SAYS, HE KNOWS THINGS HAVE BEEN HECTIC, HE IS SO THANKFUL FOR THEIR SUPPORT, AND THE JAMES FAMILY WANTED TO GIVE THEM SOMETHING MEANINGFUL. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS LIGHTNING VICTIMS-SSTOPS-VO


YOUR TIME NOW IS--

LET'S GET YOU UP TO SPEED WITH THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND TWO OTHERS ARE IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER LIGHTNING STRUCK THEM ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

CHELSEA GILL AND ZACHARY LATAWIEC ARE NOW RECOVERING AT THE HEALTH PARK HOSPTIAL.

CHELSEA IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY. RIGHT NOW WE ARE WORKING TO LEARN ZACH'S CONDITION.

AS WELL AT THE IDENTITIY OF THE MAN WHO WAS KILLED ON THE BEACH. Return to index of stories...


TS RICK SCOTT JOBS-CGTOPS


THIS MORNING NBC-2 IS LOOKING AHEAD TO WHEN GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WILL MAKE HIS WAY TO FORT MYERS.

IT'S ALL FOR THE "JOBS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION" TOUR.

HE IS SET TO DISCUSS PERMANENTLY ENDING THE SALES TAX ON MANUFACTURING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT.

AS WELL AS OFFERING THE STATE'S BEST "STEM" TEACHERS PAID SUMMER RESIDENCIES AT PRIVATE SECTOR COMPANIES.

GOVERNOR SCOTT WILL BE AT ENTERTAINMENT METALS AT 9:30. Return to index of stories...


TS CAPE UEP UPDATE-VOTOPS


HOMEOWNERS WHO LIVE BY SO CALLED *STAGING AREAS* FOR CAPE CORAL'S UTILITIES EXPANSION PROJECT SAY THEY'VE HAD enough OF THE FUMES, THE NOISE AND THE DUST.

NBC2 FOUND OUT THE CONTRACTOR PUT UP A FENCE LAST WEEK TO HELP WITH THE DUST --

AND THE CITY WILL BE DOING AIR QUALITY TESTING IN THE AREA IN THE COMING WEEKS.

BUT THOSE STAGING AREAS WILL LIKELY STAY EXACTLY WHERE THEY ARE UNTIL CONSTRUCTION IS OVER --

WHICH COULD BE NINE MONTHS FROM NOW. Return to index of stories...


TS PERKINS SCHOOL BOARD-VOTOPS


A MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD IS DEMANDING AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE RESIGNATION OF POPULAR CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL -- TRACY PERKINS.

PERKINS SUDDENLY STEPPED DOWN LAST WEEK.

HER RESIGNATION LETTER LEFT MANY PEOPLE WITH A LOT OF QUESTIONS.

MARY FISCHER IS SET TO MEET WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT ON MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


TS KIDS HARASS BIRDS NEST-VOTOPS


TWO COLLIER COUNTY KIDS COULD FACE CHARGES FOR ATTACKING BIRDS IN A NEST.

EXCLUSIVE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS THE KIDS ATTACKING THE NEST BIRD OF A MUSCOVY DUCK.

WITH A WOODEN TOMAHAWK AND SKATEBOARD.

THE DUCKS FALL UNDER THE FEDERAL MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY ACT.

SADLY THE EGGS HAD TO BE DESTROYED BECAUSE IT'S AGAINST THE LAW TO RELOCATE THEM. Return to index of stories...


NBC2 WEB AND FB TEASE-SSTOPS


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...


DAYPLANNER FORECAST-OMNI


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, COLLIER CO ENFORCEMENT

TAKING A LOOK AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ROADS RIGHT NOW.

ROADS ARE ALL CLEAR - NO ACCIDENTS OR ROAD BLOCKS TO REPORT.

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


GOODBYE-4-SHOT


REMEMBER FOR BREAKING NEWS, WEATHER INFORMATION AND NEWS ONLINE, 24-HOURS A DAY, HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE--

NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...