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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ1 A) guardian ad litem-2 SH, VO
NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
TOSS TO CHRIS-trxVO, SS, EANIBX STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
CRANE COLLAPSE-REM - 2 LIVE PORT CHARLOTT AX
CRANE COLLAPSE-VO ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
CRANE COLLAPSE-SOTVO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
CRANE COLLAPSE-REM - 2 LIVE GUARDIAN AD LITEM VOLUNTEERS-2 SHOT
CHARLOTTE COUNTY CAT PICTURE-OC, SS, OC GUARDIAN AD LITEM VOLUNTEERS-BNR-PKG
CHARLOTTE COUNTY CAT PICTURE-BNR-PKG GUARDIAN AD LITEM VOLUNTEERS-OC
CHARLOTTE COUNTY CAT PICTURE-TC MON NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-OC, VO
AMY YOUNG RELEASED-trxOC (2) SS NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-SOTVO
911 CALL LIGHTNING STRIKE-VO IN PLASMA SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
911 CALL LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOTVO, PLASMA SPORTS
911 CALL LIGHTNING STRIKE-BNR-PKG RAY RICE SUSPENDED-VO OFF TOP
911 CALL LIGHTNING STRIKE-OC BLACKMON ARRESTED-ON CAM
CLEARWATER LIGHTNING STRIKE-OC NFL CAMPS OPEN-VOTOPS
PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-OC, VO POLANCO PROMOTED-ON CAM
PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-SOTVO MORALES TRADED-VOTOPS
PUBLIX PURSE SNATCHING-OC, VO LESTER TALKS-VOTOPS
PUBLIX PURSE SNATCHING-VO RED SOX BLUE JAYS-VOTOPS
TOYS R US PEPPERSPRAY-OC, VO JACK ON TIGER-ON CAM
RSW EMERGENCY LANDING-OC, VO SENIOR BRITISH OPEN-VOTOPS
RSW EMERGENCY LANDING-SOTVO SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
DAD ARRESTED HEROIN-OC, SS, OC US 41 PORT CHAR
BINISH EVANS HEARING-OC, VO AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
BINISH EVANS HEARING-trxVOtops 11 PM TEASE-OC, VO
FL REDISTRICTING FIGHT-OC, VO US DAD MAKES DAUGHTER PRINCESS-(3) SS
FL REDISTRICTING FIGHT-SOTVO BEES ATTACK LANDSCAPERS-OC, VO
WAGNOR WHISTLE-OC BEES ATTACK LANDSCAPERS-SOTVO
TEASE ONE CLOSE-4SHOT


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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN PRETENDS TO SHOOT HIS CAT ON FACEBOOK.

01:10:02 " To see something like that it just turns my stomach." 01:10:05

NOW OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING IF HE DID ANYTHING WRONG.

A 14 YEAR OLD, INJURED BY LIGHTNING, IS ABLE TO DIAL 911 TO SAVE HER BOYFRIEND'S LIFE.

"I need an ambulance. Stay on the line, I will connect you. I'm just really scared right now."

HEAR HER EMOTIONAL CALL FOR HELP.

AND AN ELDERLY WOMAN IN CAPE CORAL ATTACKED DURING A GOOD DEED.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED AS SHE TRIED TO BUY A BOTTLE OF WATER FOR THIS STRANGER. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO CHRIS-trxVO, SS, EANIBX


BREAKING NEW DETAILS AT SIX ON THE CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT THAT SENT A CRANE TOPPLING ONTO POWER LINES BY U-S 41 IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

THIS IS CAUSING A TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE DURING RUSH HOUR -- AND CAUSED A MASSIVE POWER OUTAGE.

20-THOUSAND CUSTOMERS LOST ELECTRICITY.

IT HAPPENED JUST AFTER 1:30 ALONG U-S 41 ACCESS ROAD AND HARBOR BOULEVARD.

NBC-2'S CHRIS GILMORE IS ON SCENE.

CHRIS ANY IDEA YET WHEN THE MESS WILL BE CLEANED UP? Return to index of stories...


CRANE COLLAPSE-REM - 2 LIVE


RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC ON BUSY U-S 41 IS CRAWLING BY WITH JUST ONE LANE OPEN RIGHT NOW.

IT'S A TRICKY OPERATION -- THEY'LL HAVE TO MOVE THE HUGE CRANE OFF THE POWER LINES WITHOUT DOING MORE DAMAGE OR RISK ANYONE GET INJURED.

A BETTER PERSPECTIVE NOW THOUGH OUR NBC2 MAST CAM -- YOU CAN SEE WHAT A BIG OPERATION THIS IS.

I'VE BEEN OUT HERE FOR THE PAST THREE HOURS TALKING WITH NEIGHBORS AND BUSINESS OWNERS WHO SAY THIS ACCIDENT REALLY GOT THEIR ATTENTION. Return to index of stories...


CRANE COLLAPSE-VO


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CRANE COLLAPSE-SOTVO


"A patient I the waiting room heard Reid loud noise and the next thing we know we were completely without lights electricity and everything"

"I just figured they just cut a power line but to see a crane flipped over that's something new."

CREWS ARE EXPECTED TO BE WORKING ON THE CRANE AND THE DOWNED POWER LINES WELL INTO THE NIGHT -- IN FACT, THE FIRE - EMS PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER TELLS NBC2 this will be an all nighter -- The crane will WON'T BE GONE UNTIL PROBABLY MIDNIGHT OR LATER.

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY CAT PICTURE-OC, SS, OC


CHARLOTTE COUNTY OFFICIALS NEED HELP FINDING A MAN AFTER HE POSTED A DISTURBING PICTURE ON FACEBOOK.

HE'S HOLDING UP HIS CAT, POINTING A GUN TO ITS HEAD,.

NBC-2 DISCOVERED HE HAS SIMILAR POSTS ON HIS ACCOUNT.

REPORTER BRITTANY WEINER FOUND OUT ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS WANT TO FIND THE MAN. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE COUNTY CAT PICTURE-BNR-PKG


Sharon Thomas, Exec. Dir., Animal Welfare League

01:08:24 "This is the photo that they're investigating./Yeah, ok I don't really want to look at that I find it disturbing." 01:08:30

Executive Director of the Animal Welfare League in Port Charlotte almost brought to tears after seeing this Facebook post.

Sharon Thomas, Exec. Dir., Animal Welfare League

01:10:02 " To see something like that it just turns my stomach." 01:10:05

The post which has been taken down was reported to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office and Animal Control.

Brian Jones, Charlotte County Animal Control

01:03:33 "It angers us beyond belief." 01:03:35

Thomas Mcguiness is seen pointing the gun at the cat later posted "don't know why everybody so mad about a cat we only shot it twice."

Brian Jones, Charlotte County Animal Control

00:58:46 "That's a confession, where I come from if we found a dead cat." 00:58:49

Animal Control also found pictures on Facebook of Mcguninness pointing a gun at a dog and himself.

They are treating it as a possible case of animal cruelty.

Brian Jones, Charlotte County Animal Control

01:00:26 "It's a case of interest, and we just want to prove that the animals are ok and that he's ok, that's it." 01:00:31

Something Thomas as a animal advocate hopes for desperately as well.

Sharon Thomas, Exec. Dir., Animal Welfare League

01:09:38 "Just to pretend you're doing it or to think that it's funny in any shape or form is criminal to me." 01:09:45 Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE COUNTY CAT PICTURE-TC MON


WE DID REACH OUT TO MCGUINNESS ON FACEBOOK TODAY, BUT HAVE NOT HEARD BACK.

ANIMAL CONTROL HAS BEEN UNABLE TO LOCATE MCGUINNESS.

IF YOU KNOW WHERE HE IS -- CALL CHARLOTTE COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL.

REPORTING LIVE IN THE STUDIO BRITTANY WEINER NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


AMY YOUNG RELEASED-trxOC (2) SS


WITHIN THE PAST HOUR WE'VE LEARNED A NAPLES POLICE SERGEANT HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.

SERGEANT AMY YOUNG WAS CRITICALLY INJURED IN A DOMESTIC SHOOTING WITH HER BOYFIREND.

SHE AND LUIS MONROIG WERE SHOT IN THEIR ESTERO HOME.

HE DIED.

INVESTIGATORS HAVE NOT SAID WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHOOTING.

THE NAPLES POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS YOUNG HAS IMPROVED ENOUGH FOR HER TO LEAVE THE HOSPITAL.

FAMILY MEMBERS DID NOT SAY WHERE SHE WILL BE STAYING.

BUT YOUNG WILL NOT RETURN TO HER ESTERO HOME. Return to index of stories...


911 CALL LIGHTNING STRIKE-VO IN PLASMA


A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL, KNOCKED TO THE GROUND BY A LIGHTNING. TONIGHT WE HEAR HER 911 TO SAVE HER BOYFRIEND'S LIFE. Return to index of stories...


911 CALL LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOTVO, PLASMA


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

THAT'S CHELSEA GILL HEARD DURING HER 911 CALL TO DISPATCHERS.

SHE AND HER BOYFRIEND WERE HURT TUESDAY AFTERNOON ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

NBC-2'S HOLLIE HOJEK SHARES THE GUT-WRENCHING CALL FOR HELP. Return to index of stories...


911 CALL LIGHTNING STRIKE-BNR-PKG


Witness

:00:09 Were watching these two people walk on the beach and they

literally just got struck by lightning.

A YOUNG MAN CALM​L​Y DESCRIBES WHAT HE SAW FROM ​

HIS FORT MYERS BEACH CONDO.

Witness

:00:50 neither one of them is moving

HES TALKING ABOUT 16 YEAR​ OLD CHELSEA GILL AND 14 YEAR OLD ZAC LATAWEIC.

THE TWO WERE LEAVING THE BEACH WHEN THEY WERE ​​HIT.

CHELSEA CANT MOVE AND ZAC ISNT BREATHING.

SOMEHOW THE 16 YO MANAGED TO DIAL 9-1-1

CHELSEA gill

:01:11 i need an ambulance.

stay on the line I will connect you.

AFTER SEVERAL MINUTES-

STRANGERS SPOTTED CHELSEA AND ZAC ON THE BEACH.

CHELSEA gill

::05:21 what happened?!

we got struck by lightning

IMMEDIATELY ONE OF THE MEN START GIVING ZAC CPR.

:06:14 dispatch--is somebody giving him cpr--

yes no pulse.

THE MEN SPOT 41 YEAR OLD SCOTT WILCOX NEAR THE WATERS EDGE.

THEY TELL THE DISPATCHER THEY SEE BLOOD- AND THAT WILCOX ISNT MOVING.

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

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911 CALL LIGHTNING STRIKE-OC


THE 9-1-1 CALL LASTED TEN MINUTES

IT ENDED WHEN THE SHERIFFS OFFICE ARRIVED.

WERE TOLD CHELSEA IS HOME AND DOING OK TONIGHT

ZAC REMAINS IN A MEDICALLY- INDUCED COMA AT HEALTH PARK. Return to index of stories...


CLEARWATER LIGHTNING STRIKE-OC


A PERSON WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING NEAR CLEARWATER BEACH THIS MORNING.

IT WAS AN INDIRECT STRIKE.

THE 44 YEAR OLD MAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND IS EXPECTED TO BE OK.

SO FAR THIS YEAR 15 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED BY LIGHTNING. 6 OF THEM IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-OC, VO


A FAST MOVING BRUSH FIRE ON PINE ISLAND IS FINALLY CONTAINTED AT THIS HOUR.

IT SPREAD QUICKLY FROM 6 TO NEARLY 100 ACRES IN A FEW HOURS.

FIREFIGHTERS ARE STILL PUTTING OUT HOT SPOTS.

15 FIRE DEPARTMENTS RESPONDED.

AT ONE POINT THREE HOMES WERE THREATENED, FIRE FIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO KEEP THE FLAMES AWAY. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-SOTVO


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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 SPEND THE NIGHT MONITORING THE HOT SPOTS.

THEY STILL don't KNOW FOR SURE WHAT STARTED THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


PUBLIX PURSE SNATCHING-OC, VO


CAPE POLICE NEED YOUR HELP TONIGHT.

AND AFTER YOU SEE THE STORY, YOU'LL WANT TO HELP.

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM A PUBLIX SHOWS TWO WOMEN.THE OLDER WOMAN, A GOOD SAMARITAN, IS GOING THROUGH HER PURSE NEAR THE VENDING MACHINES.

SHE'S LOOKING FOR MONEY TO BUY A WATER FOR THE LADY STANDING NEXT TO HER.

THE LADY APPROACHED HER IN THE PARKING LOT ASKING FOR WATER.

THEN THE YOUNGER LADY GRABBED HER PURSE, AND DRAGGED HER TOWARD THE DOOR.

THE VICTIM BIT THE ROBBER. Return to index of stories...


PUBLIX PURSE SNATCHING-VO


BUT SHE STILL GOT AWAY WITH THE PURSE.

A MAN IN THE PARKING LOT WAS ABLE TO SNAP A PICTURE OF THE GETAWAY VEHICLE.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE THE BLACK PICKUP TRUCK OR HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE THEFT, CONTACT CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


TOYS R US PEPPERSPRAY-OC, VO


THE TOYS R US STORE IN FORT MYERS IS EXPECTED TO OPEN ANY MINUTE AFTER IT'S BELIEVED SOMEONE SPRAYED PEPPER SPRAY IN THE STORE.

THIS IS AT THE STORE IN PAGE FIELD PLAZA OFF U-S 41.

THE STORE WAS FORCED TO CLOSE FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS SO IT COULD AIR OUT.

ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AS A PRECAUTION. Return to index of stories...


RSW EMERGENCY LANDING-OC, VO


A FLIGHT FROM R-S-W TO CHICAGO HAD TO CIRCLE BACK FOR AN EMERGENCY LANDING TODAY.

THE PILOT OF THE SPIRIT AIRLINES FLIGHT SAID THERE WAS A POSSIBLE PROBLEM WITH THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM.

THERE WERE NO PROBLEMS WITH THE LANDING. Return to index of stories...


RSW EMERGENCY LANDING-SOTVO


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Dan Coyne

Witness

"When the plane coming around the corner they followed it in right

behind it. And I didn't think that was normal.

"A little alarming?"

"Yes, a little alarming"

SPIRIT AIRLINES IS WORKING TO GET THE PASSENGERS ON ANOTHER FLIGHT. Return to index of stories...


DAD ARRESTED HEROIN-OC, SS, OC


A FORT MYERS FATHER IS ACCUSED OF TAKING HIS CHILD TO A DRUG DEAL, AND MAKING HER HIDE HIS HEROIN IN HER PANTS, WHEN POLICE PULLED HIM OVER.

POLICE SAY MARCUS DALE ADMITTED EVERYTHING AFTER OFFICERS TALKED WITH HIS DAUGHTER.

SHE PULLED 14 BAGS OF HEROIN FROM HER PANTS POCKET, AFTER A K9 DETECTED IT.

HER FATHER GAVE IT TO HER TELLING HER TO HIDE IT AND STAY QUIET.

HE WAS ARRESTED.

THE CHILD IS WITH HER MOTHER. Return to index of stories...


BINISH EVANS HEARING-OC, VO


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

BINISH EVANS WAS ARRESTED AFTER OFFICERS FOUND HER LITTLE GIRL MALNOURISHED, SITTING IN HER OWN WASTE, AND ALONE IN A HOTEL.

INVESTIGATORS SAY EVANS LEFT TO GO ON A DATE. Return to index of stories...


BINISH EVANS HEARING-trxVOtops


IN COURT TODAY, A JUDGE ALLOWED HER TO BE EVALUATED BY REHAB OFFICIALS.

IT'S PART OF A POTENTIAL PLEA AGREEMENT.

HER DAUGHTER, ADDISON, IS LIVING WITH HER FATHER IN TEXAS. Return to index of stories...


FL REDISTRICTING FIGHT-OC, VO


FLORIDA ELECTIONS OFFICIALS WANT CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT MAPS REDRAWN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

BUT NOW JUDGE SAYS IT PROBABLY WON'T HAPPEN BEFORE THE NOVEMBER ELECTION.

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

THE PROBLEM IS. THE PRIMARY IS NEXT MONTH AND A LOT OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN MAILED. 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...


WAGNOR WHISTLE-OC


NEW DETAILS ABOUT A WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT AGAINST LEE COUNTY --

TODAY A JUDGE DISMISSED EIGHT OF THE TEN COUNTS BROUGHT AGAINST THE COUNTY BY FORMER EMPLOYEE LISA WAGNER.

THE TWO REMAINING COUNTS ARE A VIOLATION OF THE STATES PUBLIC WHISTLEBLOWER ACT --

THE COUNTY HAS 21 DAYS TO FILE AN ANSWER TO THE CLAIMS.

WAGNER CLAIMS THE COUNTY GAMBLED FIVE MILLION DOLLARS OF TAXPAYER MONEY ON V-R LABS.

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TEASE ONE


MORE CHILDREN IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE ENDING UP IN THE COURT SYSTEM BECAUSE OF THEIR PARENTS BAD BEHAVIOR.

NEXT AT SIX, NBC-2 DISCOVERS THERE'S A CRITICAL NEED FOR CHILD ADVOCATES TO LOOK OUT FOR THEIR BEST INTEREST. AND HOW YOU CAN HELP.

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6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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PORT CHARLOTT AX


U-S 41 IS SHUT DOWN IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

THIS STEMS FROM A CRANE ACCIDENT THAT FELL ONTO POWER LINES.

AT ONE POINT 20-THOUSAND CUSTOMERS WERE WITHOUT ELECTRICITY.

THIS IS NEAR HARBOUR BOULEVARD.

CREWS BELIEVE THE GROUND GAVE WAY UNDERNEATH THE CRANE, CAUSING IT TO TIP OVER.

CREWS HAVE TO MOVE THE HUGE CRANE OFF THE POWER LINES WITHOUT DOING MORE DAMAGE OR RISK ANYONE GET INJURED.

THE ROAD SHOULD OPEN SOON.

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ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST 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...


GUARDIAN AD LITEM VOLUNTEERS-2 SHOT


THE NUMBER OF CASES IN THE COURT SYSTEM INVOLVING CHILDREN IS UP DRAMATICALLY IN LEE COUNTY.

BUT SADLY, MANY OF THOSE KIDS DON'T HAVE ADVOCATES LOOKING OUT FOR THEIR BEST INTEREST.

NBC-2 ANCHOR STACEY DEFFENBAUGH TALKED WITH A LOCAL JUDGE AND FOUND OUT THERE'S A DESPEREATE NEED TONIGHT FOR SPECIAL GUARDIANS. Return to index of stories...


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A FUN, ENERGENTIC 10 YEAR OLD WHO'S BEEN THROUGH MORE THAN A KID HIS AGE. SHOULD BE.

4 FOSTER HOMES IN 5 MONTHS, COURT HEARINGS, AND A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY HE CAN'T BE WITH HIS MOM.

Judge Schreiber from the bench: "Does he know that mom is in adult time out yes he's very familiar with situation, ok."

JUDGE LEE SCHRIEBER HANDLES DEPENDANCY CASES IN LEE COUNTY. SADLY, DILLION IS LIKE 15-HUNDRED 89 OTHER KIDS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, FORCED TO BE IN THE COURT SYSTEM BECAUSE OF THE MISTAKES OF ADULTS.

Judge Schreiber: "i do get emotional, but if we didn't have emotion than we could put robots up there and robots could turn the pages and check the boxes, but we are dealing with children lives here"

DILLION IS NOW IN A LOVING, FOSTER HOME AND DOING WELL. BUT THE ONLY CONSTANT IN HIS LIFE SINCE HE WAS TAKEN FROM HIS MOM, IS HIS GUARDIAN AD LITEM.

"We are the eyes and ears of what goes on in these kids lives."

SKIP BENZ, A RETIRED PEDIATRIC DENTIST, SEES DILLION AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH.

Skip Benz "our goal is to keep him safe, stablize his life and give him some hope that things will turn out for him like he sees it for other kids.

THERE IS A DIRE NEED FOR GUARDIANS IN LEE COUNTY. NEARLY HALF OF THE KIDS IN THE SYSTEM RIGHT NOW DON'T HAVE AN ADVOCATE OR A VOICE IN THE COURTROOM.

Judge Schreiber: "The Guardian's are there 1st life lines if you will, and they develop very close relationships with the children they advocate for." Return to index of stories...


GUARDIAN AD LITEM VOLUNTEERS-OC


IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE 30 HOURS OF TRAINING.

DETAILS ABOUT JOINING THE ORGANIZATION IS ON NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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


NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-OC, VO


CREWS ARE STILL CLEANING UP A CHEMICAL SPILL IN NAPLES.

THIS IS OFF HORSESHOE DRIVE NEAR AIRPORT PULLING ROAD.

HEAVY RAINS THIS MORNING WASHED EVEN MORE OF THE ROOFING CHEMICAL INTO A NEARBY STORM DRAIN THAT FEEDS INTO THE GORDON RIVER.

THE CITY USED A TRUCK TO HELP CLEAN UP THE MESS.

THEY HOPE TO BE DONE BY THE END OF THE DAY. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-SOTVO


Both Capt. Roger Jacobsen/ City of Naples Harbor Master

SOT FOR NBC 4 AND ABC 5 1608 as long as we keep it contained here we don't have an environmental issue. Rain can change that factor at any time. SOT

THE CONTRACTOR SAYS THEY ARE FROM LAKELAND AND AREN'T FAMILIAR WITH THE WEATHER PATTERNS IN NAPLES.

THEY WILL PAY THE BILL WHICH COULD COST TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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RAY RICE SUSPENDED-VO OFF TOP


THERE IS RAY RICE AT THE FIRST BALTIMORE RAVENS TRAINING CAMP WORKOUT.

RICE CAN PRACTICE DESPITE THE 2-GAME SUSPENSION HANDED DOWN BY THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE FOLLOWING RICE' FEBRUARY ARREST FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON HIS THEN-FIANCEE, NOW WIFE. Return to index of stories...


BLACKMON ARRESTED-ON CAM


JACKSONVILLE JAGS WIDE RECEIVER AND FORMER FIRST ROUND PICKK.JUSTIN BLACKMON WAS BUSTED LAST NIGHT IN OKLAHOMA FOR POSSESSION OF POT.

BLACKMON IS ALREADY SERVING AN INDEFINITE SUSPENSION FOR ALREADY VIOLATING THE LEAGUE'S SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY. Return to index of stories...


NFL CAMPS OPEN-VOTOPS


THE BUCCANEERS REPORTED TO ONE BUC PLACE THIS MORNING.

DEFENSIVE TACKLE GERALD MCCOY IS THE NEW FATHER OF TWINS.SO HE ARRIVED STRAIGHT FROM DADDY DUTY.IN HIS ROPE.TO REPORT TO CAMP.

WE'LL BE IN TAMPA TOMORROW WITH THE BUCS AS THEY BEGIN WORKOUTS. Return to index of stories...


POLANCO PROMOTED-ON CAM


FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS SEASON.THE MINNESOTA TWINS HAVE PROMOTED FORT MYERS MIRACLE INIFIELDER JORGE POLANCO TO THE BIG CLUB. THE TWINS START A WEEKEND SERIES WITH THE WHITE SOX TONIGHT AT TARGET FIELD. Return to index of stories...


MORALES TRADED-VOTOPS


THE TWINS HAD THE ROSTER SPOT TO PROMOTE POLANCO AFTER MINNESOTA COMPLETED A TRADE FOR FIRST BASEMAN KENDRYS MORALES TO THE SEATTLE MARINERS FOR A MINOR LEAGUE PITCHER.

THE CATCH HERE.IS THAT MORALES REFUSED TO SIGN WITH SEATTLE.LAST OFF-SEASON.AFTER PLAYING FOR THE MARINERS IN 2013. Return to index of stories...


LESTER TALKS-VOTOPS


LAST WINTER MAY HAVE BEEN JON LESTER'S LAST SPRING TRAINING HERE IN S-W FLORIDA.

RED SOX PRESIDENT LARRY LUCCHINO WENT ON BOSTON RADIO EARLIER TODAY AND SAID THE LEFT-HANDED PITCHING ACE.WON'T NEGOTIATE A NEW CONTRACT WITH THE TEAM THE REST OF THIS SEASON.WHICH WILL ALLOW LESTER TO HIT THE FREE AGENT MARKET. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX BLUE JAYS-VOTOPS


THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THE RED SOX HAVE FACES BLUE JAYS ROOKIE PITCHER MARCUS STROMAN.AND HE HAVE BOSTON THE FITS!!!

THE RIGHT-HANDER FROM LONG ISLAND.DID NOT GIVE UP A HIT THROUGH THE FIRST 6 INNINGS.

SHANE VICTORINO BROKE IT UP.WHEN HE LED OFF WITH THIS SINGLE IN THE 7TH.

ONLY HIT RED SOX HAD. BLUE JAYS DELIVER THE AFTERNOON SHUTOUT. 8-NOTHING. Return to index of stories...


JACK ON TIGER-ON CAM


JACK NICKLAUS SAYS IF HEALTHY.AND AS LONG AS HE WANTS TO PLAY.TIGER WOODS SHOULD BE ON THE UNITED STATES RYDER CUP TEAM IN SEPTEMBER.

WOODS WANTS TO PLAY. BUT BECAUSE OF ALL THAT TIME OFF FROM SURGERY. WILL HAVE TO BE PICKED BY CAPTAIN TOM WATSON. Return to index of stories...


SENIOR BRITISH OPEN-VOTOPS


SPEAKING OF TOM WATSON.HE'S PLAYING IN THIS WEEK'S SENIOR BRITISH OPEN.

DESPITE THIS NICE BIRDIE PUTT.WATSON STRUGGLED WITH 7 BOGIES ON WAY TO THURSDAY 74.

THEY ARE ALL CHASING 2-TIME ACE GROUP CLASSIC CHAMP.BERNHARD LANGER. AT THE PAR THREE.HITS IT CLOSE. LANGER SHOT 65. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


AND IF THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS HAVE PLANS TO TRADE TOP PICK ANDREW WIGGINS. IT WILL HAVE TO WAIT 30 DAYS.

THE TEAM SIGNED THE TOP PICK TO HIS ROOKIE CONTRACT.

WIGGINS HAS BEEN RUMORED TO BE INVOLVED IN A PROPOSED TRADE FOR ALL-STAR FORMER KEVIN LOVE OF THE MINNESOTA T-WOLVES. Return to index of stories...


US 41 PORT CHAR


BREAKING NEWS AND A TRAFFIC ALERT.

SOUTHBOUND LANES OF U-S 41 IN PORT CHARLOTTE ARE SHUT DOWN.

THIS IS BECAUSE A CRANE FELL ONTO POWER LINES.

NORTH BOUND LANES OPENED ABOUT 15 MINUTES AGO.

THE ACCIDENT KNOCKED OUT POWER TO NEARLY 20-THOUSAND CUSTOMERS.

POWER HAS JUST BEEN RESTORED TO EVERYONE. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-OC, VO


NBC 2 HAS NEW DETAILS ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY IN FINES IF YOU DON'T HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE --

AND SPEAKING OF HEALTH INSURANCE --

POSSIBLE CHANGES TO HOW SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S LARGEST CITY LOOKS AT DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS --

THOSE STORIES AT 11. Return to index of stories...


US DAD MAKES DAUGHTER PRINCESS-(3) SS


A VIRGINIA FATHER MADE A PRETTY RIDICULOUS PROMISE TO HIS LITTLE GIRL.

SHE ASKED IF SHE COULD BE A PRINCESS. AND HE SAID YES.

JEREMIAH HEATON DID SOME RESEARCH AND FOUND OUT A PATCH OF DESERT IN NORTH SUDAN THAT HAS NO GOVERNMENT.

HE BOUGHT A TICKET AND STAKED HIS CLAIM. MAKING HIM KING AND HIS DAUGHTER A PRINCESS.

THE FAMILY DESIGNED THE FLAG.

THE YELLOW STAR REPRESENTS THE MOTHER.

THE THREE WHITE STARS ARE THE CHILDREN.

THE CROWN IS THE FATHER.

HEATON SAID HE WOULD HAVE MADE THE SAME PROMISE IF SHE ASKED TO BE AN ASTRONAUT OR DOCTOR.

HE WANTS HER TO KNOW SHE CAN BE WHATEVER SHE WANTS TO BE. Return to index of stories...


BEES ATTACK LANDSCAPERS-OC, VO


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

THEY'LL BE OK.

THE BEEKEEPER THAT TOOK CARE OF THAT HIVE, ALSO REMOVED ANOTHER HIVE TODAY.

HE SAYS BEES BECOME ANGRY WHEN PEOPLE TRY TO CONTAIN THEM.

SOME TYPE OF GARDEN VEGETABLES ALSO IRRITATE THEM. Return to index of stories...


BEES ATTACK LANDSCAPERS-SOTVO


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.

IF YOU FIND A HIVE, IT'S BEST TO CALL IN THE EXPERTS. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


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