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DIRECTORS PAGE OIL WELL TOUR-SOTVO
HLA) crane accident-trx VOTOPS FL REDISTRICTING FIGHT-trx VO-WIPE
HLB) lightning call-trx SOTVO FL REDISTRICTING FIGHT-SOTVO
HLC) brush fire-trx VOTOPS FL CLINTON POLL-VIDBX (2)
TOSS TO LAURA-trx 1-2 BOXES TEASE ONE-2SHOT
TOYS R US EVACUATED-REM-LIVE TZ1 A) LANDSCAPER BEES-VO-WIPE
TOYS R US EVACUATED-VO TZ1 B) NAIL SALON INSPECTIONS-SOTVO
TOYS R US EVACUATED-REM-LIVE TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
TOSS TO CHRIS-trx SS in PLASMA (2)-LIVE MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
CHARCO CRANE AX-REM-LIVE ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
CHARCO CRANE AX-VO-WIPE FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
CHARCO CRANE AX-SOT LANDSCAPER BEE STINGS-TC MON
CHARCO CRANE AX-REM-LIVE LANDSCAPER BEE STINGS-BNR-PKG
TOSS TO HOLLIE-trx E-AniBX LANDSCAPER BEE STINGS-OC
LIGHTNING 911 CALL-REM-LIVE FL WORST MAIL DELIVERIES-VO
LIGHTNING 911 CALL-PKG FL PAID IN PENNIES-VO-WIPE
LIGHTNING 911 CALL-REM-LIVE FL PAID IN PENNIES-SOTVO
TOSS TO DANIELLE-TC MON-LIVE TEASE TWO-ONCAM
PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-REM-LIVE TZ2 A) NAIL SALON INSPECTIONS-SOT
PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-VO-WIPE TOSS TO JIM-trx 2SHOT
PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-SOTVO NAIL SALON INSPECTIONS-BUBBA
PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-REM-LIVE NAIL SALON INSPECTIONS-BNR-PKG
BOOTH ALERT-trx SS NAIL SALON INSPECTIONS-BUBBA
PUBLIX PURSE SNATCHER-trx O-AniBX, VO NAIL SALON ANCHOR TAG-OC-BNR
BINISH EVANS COURT-VO NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
BINISH EVANS FILE-VOTOPS A) NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL FOLO-VO-WIPE
OIL WELL TOUR-VO-WIPE B) CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP PUSH-VOTOPS


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HLA) crane accident-trx VOTOPS


A CRANE COLLAPSE HAS CREATED A BIG MESS ON ONE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S MOST TRAVELED ROADS.

RIGHT NOW -- STOP LIGHTS ARE OUT ON U-S 41 IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

NBC2 IS LIVE WITH WHAT THAT MEANS FOR THE EVENING COMMUTE.

PLUS. Return to index of stories...


HLB) lightning call-trx SOTVO


:01:11 i need an ambulance.

TODAY -- WE GOT THE DRAMATIC 9-1-1 CALL A TEEN MADE -- MOMENTS AFTER SHE AND HER BOYRIEND WERE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH. Return to index of stories...


HLC) brush fire-trx VOTOPS


AND -- SCARY MOMENTS THIS AFTERNOON ON PINE ISLAND -- AS FIREFIGHTERS SCRAMBLED TO GET A 100-ACRE BRUSH FIRE UNDER CONTROL. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LAURA-trx 1-2 BOXES


BUT FIRST ON NBC2 AT 5 -- BREAKING NEWS.

A TOYS-R-US STORE HAS BEEN EVACUATED AFTER A PEPPER SPRAY INCIDENT.

NBC2'S LAURA ROBERTS IS LIVE AT THE STORE AT PAGE FIELD COMMONS IN FORT MYERS --

LAURA, WHAT HAPPENED? Return to index of stories...


TOYS R US EVACUATED-REM-LIVE


PEOPLE INSIDE THE STORE TELL ME THEY COULD SMELL IT - AND WERE EVEN CHOKING BECAUSE OF IT.

BUT EMERGENCY CREWS STILL CANT CONFIRM IF ANYONE DID SPRAY SOMETHING INSIDE THE STORE --

BUT FOR NOW TOYS R US IS CLOSED. Return to index of stories...


TOYS R US EVACUATED-VO


CREWS WERE CALLED OUT HERE AT 3-15.

AT LEAST 20 PEOPLE REPORTED SMELLING SOMETHING IN THE AIR.

THEY WERE ALL CHECKED OUT ON SCENE.

ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AS A PRECAUTION.

CREWS DID SOME TESTS INSIDE THE BUILDING BUT DIDN'T ACTUALLY FIND ANYTHING. Return to index of stories...


TOYS R US EVACUATED-REM-LIVE


FOR NOW NO ONE IS ALLOWED INSIDE AS THEY CONTINUE TO AIR OUT THE BUILDING.

AGAIN -- THIS IS JUST A PRECAUTION -- THEY JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THE STORE IS SAFE.

LIVE IN LEE COUNTY, LAURA ROBERTS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHRIS-trx SS in PLASMA (2)-LIVE


MORE BREAKING NEWS -- A CRANE COLLAPSED IN PORT CHARLOTTE -- FALLING ON POWER LINES --

AND KNOCKING OUT POWER IN THE AREA.

STOP LIGHTS ALONG THE U-S 41 CORRIDOR WERE OUT AND SEVERAL BUSINESS LEFT IN THE DARK.

NBC 2'S CHRIS GILMORE IS LIVE ON THE SCENE.

CHRIS -- DO WE HAVE ANY IDEA WHEN POWER WILL BE RESTORED? Return to index of stories...


CHARCO CRANE AX-REM-LIVE


WE'VE BEEN OUT HERE WITH CREWS MOST OF THE AFTERNOON AS THEY WORK TO NOT ONLY RESTORE POWER BUT GET THIS CRANE RIGHT SIDE UP. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO CRANE AX-VO-WIPE


MORE ACTION OUT HERE ON US41 BETWEEN CONWAY AND HARBOR BLVD.

WE WILL MOST LIKELY WILL START WILL SEE SOME LANE CLOSURES AS THEY BEGIN THEIR WORK ON ONE OF THE BUSIEST ROADWAYS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

WITNESSES WE SPOKE TO SAY THEY WERE SHOCKED TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO CRANE AX-SOT


Kevin miles/works nearby

"We were all inside eating lunch and all of a sudden the power went out, we thought it was just anther rain storm. And then we looked down the road and we saw a Crane was tipped over on the power line." Return to index of stories...


CHARCO CRANE AX-REM-LIVE


FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND RESPONSE CREWS ARE GOING TO USE ONE OF THE REMAINING CRANES OUT HERE TO PULL THE DOWNED CRANE OFF THE LINE.

AT THAT POINT FPL CREWS WILL WORK ON REPAIRING THE LINES THAT ARE NOW UNDERSTANDABLY FRAYED.

NO ONE WAS INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT BUT FIRE AND EMS CREW ARE STILL HERE ON STANDBY Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO HOLLIE-trx E-AniBX


FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE TUESDAYS DEADLY STORM ON FORT MYERS BEACH -- WE ARE HEARING THE 9-1-1 CALLS.

AND THE FIRST ONE WAS FROM THE GIRL WHO WAS HIT BY LIGHTNING!

NBC-2S HOLLIE HOJEK IS LIVE OUTSIDE LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL -- WHERE HER BOYFRIEND IS STILL IN CRITICAL CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING 911 CALL-REM-LIVE


ONE OF THOSE 9-1-1 CALLS IS FROM 16-YEAR OLD CHELSEA GILL.

IT'S A PHONE CALL NO TEENAGER SHOULD EVER HAVE TO MAKE.

FOR 10 LONG MINUTES -- CHELSEA IS TALKING TO THE DISPATCHER-- TRYING TO SAVE HER BOYFRIEND'S LIFE -- AS SHE LIE PARALYZED ON THE BEACH AFTER BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING TOO. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING 911 CALL-PKG


:00:28 im at fort myers beach right now. i need somebody to come help.

we just got struck by lightning.

​​ YOU'RE HEARING 16 YEAR OLD CHELSEA GILL --

JUST MOMENTS AFTER A LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH LEFT HER UNABLE TO MOVE.

SHE'S LAYING NEXT TO HER HER 14 YEAR OLD BOYFRIEND ZAC-- WHO ISN'T BREATHING.

:01:28 babe talk. babe talk. baby say something!!

DURING THE 9-1-1 CALL THE DISPATCH

​ER ​works to CALM CHELSEA DOWN.

:01:11 i need an ambulance.

stay on the line I will connect you.

butt sot

:03;27 im just really scared right now.

FIVE MINUTES IN​ ​

--

YOU CAN HEAR TWO MEN ON THE BEACH RUN UP TO HELP.

::05:21 witness-what happened?!

Chelsea-we got struck by lightning

THAT

​'​S WHEN THEY SPOT 41 YEAR OLD SCOTT WILCOX LYING DEAD NEAR THE WATER.

:06:59 dispatch-- so person in the water is dead?

witness- yes.

ONE OF THE MEN STARTS TO DO CPR ON ZAC.

07:16 dispatch- just keep doing whatever it is that youre doing

person in background giving cpr-

"one two three four five six."

THEY CONTINUED CPR UNTIL THE SHERIFF OFFICE ARRIVED MINUTES LATER. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING 911 CALL-REM-LIVE


AT ONE POINT YOU HEAR WITNESSES ARRIVE TO HELP CHELSEA AND THE OTHER

TWO VICTIMS--

FAMILY MEMBERS OF BOTH ZAC AND CHELSEA ARE ASKING FOR THEIR PRIVACY RIGHT NOW

WE'RE TOLD CHELSEA DID GET TO GO HOME YESTERDAY.

LAST WE HEARD -- ZAC IS IN A MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA.

LIVE AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, HOLLIE HOJEK, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO DANIELLE-TC MON-LIVE


NEARLY A HUNDRED ACRES BURNED ON PINE ISLAND TODAY IN A FAST-MOVING BRUSH FIRE TODAY.

NO HOMES ARE IN DANGER.

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS THERE TONIGHT -- WITH NEW INFORMATION.

DANIELLE, IS THIS FIRE MOSTLY CONTAINED RIGHT NOW Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-REM-LIVE


RIGHT NOW FIRE CREWS ARE MOPPING UP THE MESS.

MAST CAM

IF YOU TAKE A LOOK FROM OUR MAST CAM-- YOU CAN SEE THE SMOKE IS STILL

VERY THICK. THIS IS WHERE FIRE CREWS ARE WORKING THROUGH THE HOT

SPOTS-- MAKING SURE THIS FIRE DOESNT FLARE UP AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-VO-WIPE


WE WENT ALONG WITH THE FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE TO SEE WHAT CONDITIONS

LOOKED LIKE.

A LOT OF SMOKE LEFT BEHIND, BUT THERE WERE NO FLAMES IN SIGHT.

15 FIRE DEPARTMENTS HAVE BEEN OUT HERE ALL DAY.

CREWS THOUGHT THEY HAD IT CONTAINED AT AROUND 6 ACRES.

THEN THE WIND SHIFTED AND IT GREW TO 90 ACRES.

AT ONE POINT THREE HOMES WERE THREATENED BY THE QUICK SPREAD.

WE SPOKE TO FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE ABOUT HOW THE LOCATION AND

CONDITIONS WORKED AGAINST THEM. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-SOTVO


HEATHER FERRAND

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

:12

"It grew pretty quickly. We're dealing with a lot of wind out here

being we're out on an island. Really dry and you're going to deal with

on average probably a little bit more wind than you would inland."

FIRE CREWS WILL BE OUT HERE ALL NIGHT MONITORING THIS.

TOMORROW MORNING MEMBERS OF THE STRIKE TEAM WILL BE BACK OUT TO MAKE

SURE THE FIRE IS COMPLETELY OUT. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-REM-LIVE


ITS UNCLEAR AT THIS TIME WHAT STARTED THE FIRE.

LIVE ON PINE ISLAND DK NBC2. Return to index of stories...


BOOTH ALERT-trx SS


BREAKING NEWS -- WE'VE JUST LEARNED NAPLES POLICE SERGEANT INVOLVED IN A DEADLY DOMESTIC SHOOTING HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.

THE NAPLES POLICE CHIEF SAYS AMY YOUNG'S CONDITION HAS IMPROVED ENOUGH FOR HER TO LEAVE THE HOSPITAL.

SHE WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO THE ESTERO HOME WHERE SHE AND HER LIVE-IN BOYFRIEND, OFFICER LUIS "DAVID" MONROIG WERE FOUND SHOT. MONROIG DID NOT SURVIVE.

IT'S STILL NOT CLEAR who Was the shooter.

YOUNG'S FAMILY RELEASED A STATEMENT THAT SAYS IN PART: MANY LIVES HAVE BEEN AFFECTED AND THERE ARE MANY THAT NEED TIME

TO HEAL. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH DAVID, HIS 3 WONDERFUL CHILDREN AND EVERYONE ELSE IN HIS FAMILY.

COUNT ON NBC2 TO CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS STORY AS NEW DETAILS BECOME AVAILABLE. Return to index of stories...


PUBLIX PURSE SNATCHER-trx O-AniBX, VO


A CRIME ALERT WITH DISTURBING NEW VIDEO TONIGHT OF A WOMAN BEING KNOCKED TO THE GROUND FOR HER PURSE AT A PUBLIX IN CAPE CORAL.

WATCH AS THE SURVEILANCE VIDEO OF SUSPECT -- A YOUNG WOMAN -- ASKING AN OLDER WOMAN TO BUY HER A WATER.

THEN -- AS THE GOOD SAMARITAN REACHES INTO HER PURSE FOR MONEY -- THE ROBBER GRABS FOR IT -- KNOCKING HER TO THE GROUND.

THIS HAPPENED AT THE PUBLIX ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD.

THE ELDERLY VICTIM SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES. THE ROBBER GOT AWAY IN A TRUCK DRIVEN BY A MAN.

POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR HER AND HOPE THIS VIDEO WILL HELP TRACK HER DOWN. Return to index of stories...


BINISH EVANS COURT-VO


A FORT MYERS MOM -- ACCUSED OF LEAVING HER TODDLER ALONE IN A FILTHY HOTEL ROOM-- WILL BEGIN REHAB TREATMENT.

BINISH EVANS WENT BEFORE A LEE COUNTY JUDGE THIS MORNING.

THE REHAB IS PART OF A PLEA AGREEMENT.

POLICE ARRESTED EVANS LAST OCTOBER AFTER THEY FOUND HER 2-YEAR OLD DAUGHTER -- ALONE IN THE HOTEL ROOM -- SITTING IN HER OWN WASTE.

SHE WEIGHED ONLY 16 POUNDS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY EVANS LEFT TO GO OUT ON A DATE.

THE LITTLE GIRL IS NOW LIVING IN TEXAS WITH HER FATHER. Return to index of stories...


BINISH EVANS FILE-VOTOPS


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OIL WELL TOUR-VO-WIPE


TODAY -- FOR THE FIRST TIME, NBC2 GOT A TOUR OF THE CONTROVERSIAL OIL DRILLING SITE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CLAIMS IT CAUGHT THE DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY DRILLING ILLEGALLY AT THE SITE -- OFF IMMOKALEE ROAD.

YOU CAN SEE -- THE OPERATION IS AT A STANDSTILL.

LAST WEEK -- THE COMPANY CLOSED DOWN THE WELL.

THE D-E-P FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE COMPANY.

TODAY -- AN OFFICIAL FROM DAN A. HUGHES TOLD US THE STATE HAS PUT A LOT OF LIES OUT THERE --AND THEY WANT TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT. Return to index of stories...


OIL WELL TOUR-SOTVO


Kristin Kremers, Dan A Hughes Official

17:25:33-:49

"To say we're disappointed is an understatement with the behavior of the DEP. We have tried to be in compliance, we have tried to communicate, we have been held to standards no other operator at least down here have been held to."

NBC2 CALLED THE DEP TODAY --

BUT WE'VE NOT HEARD BACK.

COMING AT 5:30 -- NBC2S BRYAN ANDERSON TELLS US EXACTLY WHAT THE HUGHES COMPANY CLAIMS THE STATE LIED ABOUT. Return to index of stories...


FL REDISTRICTING FIGHT-trx VO-WIPE


A FLORIDA JUDGE SAID TODAY -- REDRAWING CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT MAPS BEFORE THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS IS UNLIKELY.

TWO WEEKS AGO -- THE JUDGE RULED STATE LAWMAKERS ILLEGALLY MAPPED OUT THE DISTRICTS IN 2012 TO FAVOR REPUBLICANS.

THE LEON COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS SAYS THE CHANGE NEED TO BE MADE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

THE PROBLEM IS THE PRIMARY IS NEXT MONTH --

AND MANY ABSENTEE BALLOTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SENT OUT. Return to index of stories...


FL REDISTRICTING FIGHT-SOTVO


Ion Sancho, Leon County Supervisor of Elections

"You have an elections process which is already ongoing. It's difficult to see how you fold one into the already existing election, but I don't see an objection to having a special election to decide the issue of the illegal districts."

THE JUDGE DIDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH DISTRICTS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, BUT IF REPUBLICANS HAVE TO RE-DRAW THE ENTIRE STATE MAP, OUR DISTRICTS MAY CHANGE AS WELL. Return to index of stories...


FL CLINTON POLL-VIDBX (2)


HILLARY CLINTON DOMINATES A NEW QUINNIPIAC PRESIDENTAL POLL AMONG FLORIDA VOTERS.

IN A FIELD OF POTENTIAL CANDIDATES --

SHE CRUSHES ANY DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGERS -- WITH 67-PERCENT OF FLORIDA DEMOCRATS BACKING HER.

BUT WHAT MAY BE MORE SURPRISING --

**ALL OF THE FLORIDA VOTERS POLLED PUT CLINTON ON TOP -- EVEN WHEN UP AGAINST A PAIR OF SUNSHINE STATE REPUBLICANS.

THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE LEADS FORMER GOVERNOR JEB BUSH BY 7 POINTS --

AND SENATOR MARCO RUBIO BY 12 POINTS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


LANDSCAPERS -- ATTACKED BY A SWARM OF BEES IN CAPE CORAL.

TONIGHT -- NBC 2 TALKED WITH THEM ABOUT THEIR FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCE

PLUS -- WHAT YOU **SHOUDN'T DO IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN THE SAME SITUATION.

AND --

05:14:36 I think they were using dirty instruments or something like that. 05:14:40

NAIL SALON INSPECTIONS --

THE NBC2 INVESTIGATORS DISCOVERED -- IT'S NOT EASY TO FIND OUT HOW YOUR SALON STACKS UP.

WHAT QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ASK --

AND WHAT TO LOOK FOR -- BEFORE YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) LANDSCAPER BEES-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) NAIL SALON INSPECTIONS-SOTVO


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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.

After some morning activity, scattered showers and storms developed mainly in inland areas Thursday afternoon, with highs holding in the low 90s. The showers will diminish this evening, with some isolated activity possible in the Urban Corridor, as temps hold in the 70s. We'll see quiet conditions overnight, with lows in the mid 70s.

More dry air works into the region Friday, again keeping the storms widely scattered. Just like Thursday some morning activity may come ashore in coastal areas, but most of the morning will be dry. Scattered showers and storms will develop as we move into the afternoon, with highs in the low 90s.

The weekend is still looking fairly dry, with just a few widely scattered PM storms possible. Highs both Saturday and Sunday will be in the low 90s.

We will be watching more dry air work into the area, which will likely reduce rain chances for next week. Temps are expected to be on the hot side, with highs in the mid 90s possible.

TROPICAL UPDATE

With Tropical Depression Two history, things are still fairly quiet in the Gulf, Caribbean Sea and the open waters of the Atlantic. We are beginning to see stronger tropical waves developing in western Africa, but those are at least a week away from becoming an issue.

No major activity is expected in the tropics over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


LANDSCAPER BEE STINGS-TC MON


A LANDSCAPING CREW IS RECOVERING AFTER A SWARM OF BEES ATTACKED THEM ON THE JOB IN CAPE CORAL.

NBC-2'S JACLYN BEVIS CHECKED IN ON THE VICTIMS TODAY-- AND CHECKED OUT ANOTHER HIVE TO FIND OUT WHAT'S STIRRING THEM UP. Return to index of stories...


LANDSCAPER BEE STINGS-BNR-PKG


Thousands on thousands of bees.

30 to 40 thousand at this hive alone. and Beekeeper Keith Councell is searching for the queen.

185400 just honey bees

Honey bees and a queen that may be extra angry.

First, this-- concrete making it tough to get to the hive.

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1943 a lot of people put stuff on top of them to seal them in. uo don't want to do that it makes the bees aggravated.

Then, something you can't see. but rather smell.

180310 cabbage and brazilian peppers kind of make the bees a little testy.

182814 there's a lot more in bloom right now than the rest of the year.

That had Councell working late last night-- clearing a hive that attacked a few lawn workers in Cape Coral. Today they're recovering.

Two of the guys called off today. One guy came in worked for awhile saw a beehive and went home for the day.

The crew is recovering. But they learned a little lesson about the buzzers.

Probably check a little closer for things like this.

Lucky for them. and others. Councell and his team found the queen at this hive.

They'll take the honey, the bees, and the queen back to the farm. And away from you and I.

In Cape Coral, Jaclyn Bevis, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


LANDSCAPER BEE STINGS-OC


BEEKEEPERS ALSO WARN AGAINST SPRAYING BEES WITH OVER THE COUNTER ITEMS.

THEY SAY IT'S ALWAYS SAFER AND BETTER IN THE LONG RUN TO CALL THE EXPERTS. Return to index of stories...


FL WORST MAIL DELIVERIES-VO


DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE ALWAYS WAITING FOR THE MAIL?

A NEW REPORT BY THE U-S POSTAL SERVICE SHOWS SOUTH FLORIDA IS ONE OF THE WORST AREAS IN THE COUNTRY FOR ON-TIME DELIVERIES.

A LOT OF MAIL CARRIERS DON'T GET THE MAIL DELIVERED UNTIL AFTER 5 P-M.

AND IN SOUTH FLORIDA -- IT'S AN ASTONISHING 70-PERCENT.

THE REPORT BLAMES THE DELAYS ON COST-CUTTING MEASURES AND A SHRINKING WORK FORCE. Return to index of stories...


FL PAID IN PENNIES-VO-WIPE


A FLORIDA CAR DEALER FORCED TO GIVE A CUSTOMER A 400-DOLLAR REFUND MAY HAVE GOTTEN THE LAST LAUGH --

BY EMPTYING HIS PENNY JAR!

THE D-M-V ORDERED THE JACKSONVILLE DEALERSHIP TO PAY UP -- AFTER IT CHARGED THE CUSTOMER FOR LABOR COSTS NOT MENTIONED IN THE WARRANTY.

BUT WHEN THE CUSTOMER TRIED TO COLLECT THE 400-DOLLARS? Return to index of stories...


FL PAID IN PENNIES-SOTVO


NO SUPER -- TOO QUICK

Irena Mujakovic/Angry Cusotmer

50-54

"There were some one-dollar bills, but mostly pennies -- like two full bags."

101-102

"I'm so mad with them."

SHE REFUSED TO TAKE THE COINS -- SAYING SHE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO COUNT IT.

THE DEALER DEFENDED THE PAYMENT.

HE CLAIMS IT'S ALL HE HAD --

AND THE D-M-V DIDN'T SPECIFY HOW THE REFUND SHOULD BE MADE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ONCAM


BEFORE YOU MAKE YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT AT THE NAIL SALON --

YOU NEED TO SEE THIS --

JIM SPIEWAK STANDUP

05:05:53-

"A day at the salon is all about rest and relaxation right? Well does your salon clean off all of the hidden dangers? I'm NBC2 Investigator Jim Spiewak, we'll should you which salons didn't make the grade, straight ahead. 05:06:04

THEN -- ALL NEW AT 6 --

NBC-2 DISCOVERS THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN INVOLVED IN LEE COUNTY COURT CASES ARE INCREASING. AND THEY HAVE NO GUARDIANS TO STAND UP ON THEIR BEHALF.

WE FIND OUT HOW COMMUNITY MEMBERS CAN HELP OUT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) NAIL SALON INSPECTIONS-SOT


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TOSS TO JIM-trx 2SHOT


RATS --

FUNGUS --

NOT THINGS YOU USUALLY ASSOCIATE WITH GETTING YOUR NAILS DONE.

INSPECTORS ARE FINDING THEM IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NAIL SALONS --

BUT YOU MAY NEVER KNOW IT.

TONIGHT -- NBC2 INVESTIGATOR JIM SPIEWAK SHOWS YOU HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOUR SALON IS SANITARY. Return to index of stories...


NAIL SALON INSPECTIONS-BUBBA


PROBABLY THE BIGGEST EYE OPENER -- EVEN IF THERE ARE MAJOR ISSUES -- IT'S NOT EASY TO SHUT A SALON DOWN ON THE SPOT.

INSTEAD, THE MAJORITY OF OFFENDERS GET WARNINGS OR ARE FINED.

WHICH MEANS YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Return to index of stories...


NAIL SALON INSPECTIONS-BNR-PKG


Emily Labovits - Ft. Myers 3 // 06:23:12 it feels good, it's comforting. 06:23:15

THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO SAY AFTER A VISIT TO THE SALON, RIGHT?

REST…

RELAXATION…

BUT RODENTS???

Chelsea Cypher - Ft. Myers 5 // 06:25:09 I was getting my toes done and a rat ran across the room and it was just disgusting. 06:25:14

CHELSEA CYPHER WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE WITH JUST A SCARE…

Chelsea Cypher - Ft. Myers 4 // 06:25:30 we didn't end up paying for it I don't think and, yeah, we just walked out. 06:25:34

BUT CYNTHIA BULLINS WASN'T AS LUCKY.

SHE SAYS DIRTY CONDITIONS AT A LOCAL SALON RECENTLY CAUSED AN INFECTION IN HER TOE.

Cynthia Bullins - Ft. Myers 5 // 05:15:25 it felt like it was throbbing I guess you could say but yeah I had to go to the doctor and get antibiotics. 05:15:30

CYPHER AND BULLINS' EXPERIENCES ARE NOT AS ISOLATED AS YOU MIGHT THINK.

WE FOUND 99 SALONS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WITH DINGS ON THEIR INSPECTION REPORTS.

Former Salon Owner - 2 // 04:52:35 it's definitely a lot of trust. 04:52:37

WE FOUND SALONS WITH UNSANITARY DISINFECTION PRACTICES AND DIRTY EQUIPMENT.

OTHERS USING UNLICENSED EMPLOYEES…

AND ONE SALON DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A LICENSE, PERIOD.

Former Salon Owner - 6 // 04:46:59 if you can't keep up sanitation, if you don't have time to do that then you need to maybe take another look at what you're doing for a living. 04:47:05

THAT'S THE VOICE OF A FORMER SALON OWNER WHO DIDN'T WANT TO BE IDENTIFIED.

SHE SAYS THERE'S AN EASY EXPLANATION FOR WHAT WE FOUND.

Former Salon Owner - 5 // 04:54:26 if you're going fast or you're cutting corners and people aren't going to know it's a really easy place to do it. 04:54:31

STANDUP --

AVOIDING THESE HIDDEN DANGERS REQUIRES A LITTLE GROUNDWORK.

EXPERTS SAY YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO SEE INSPECTION LOGS SALONS MUST KEEP ON HAND AT ALL TIMES AND MAKE SURE LICENSES ARE VISIBLE AND CURRENT.

Donna Valdes - Ft. Myers 7 // 05:20:02 so what would it take to get you to go to salons again? nothing, I wouldn't. 05:20:09

BUT OTHERS SAY THEY'LL BE BACK TO CUTICLE CORNER TO SATISFY THEIR FOOT FETISH.

Emily Labovitz - Ft. Myers 7 // 06:22:01 it makes me want to think twice next time before I decide which one I want to go to. 06:22:04

THINKING TWICE…

RESEARCHING WHO'S CLEAN…

WHO SAID A LITTLE R & R WAS EASY. Return to index of stories...


NAIL SALON INSPECTIONS-BUBBA


STATE LAW CALLS FOR ONE INSPECTOR TO RANDOMLY CHECK 23-HUNDRED SALONS IN LEE, CHARLOTTE AND COLLIER COUNTIES EVERY TWO YEARS.

FOR AN ANNUAL WORK SCHEDULE -- HE HAS TO INSPECT MORE THAT FOUR SALONS A DAY.

FINES RUN $50 TO $500 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


NAIL SALON ANCHOR TAG-OC-BNR


WE PUT ALL THE SALON INSPECTION REPORTS ON OUR WEBSITE, NBC DASH-2 DOT-COM.

JUST CLICK NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


THE RACE IS ON TO CLEANUP A CHEMICAL SPILL IN NAPLES.

A GOOD RAIN STORM COULD PUSH THE CHEMICALS INTO MAJOR WATERWAYS.

NEXT AT 5:30.

WE'RE LIVE AT the SCENE WITH UP AN UPDATE ON THE CLEANUP.

PLUS: THE LOCAL PUSH TO GIVE UNMARRIED COUPLES, GAY OR STRAIGHT, THE POWER TO MAKE DECISIONS IN THEIR LOVED ONES LIFES. Return to index of stories...


A) NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL FOLO-VO-WIPE


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B) CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP PUSH-VOTOPS


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