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ANCHOR SUPERS TS1) CAR FIRE-VOTOPS
KEY LIST TS2) OPERATION BONITA BUST-SSTOPS
LEHIGH ACRES CAR FIRE-TRX SSTOPSLIVE-PLASMA TS3) CAPE SEWER CLEANING-VOTOPS
LEHIGH ACRES CAR FIRE-LIVE VO PINE ISLAND ROAD ALERT-TRX SSTOPS CG
LEHIGH ACRES CAR FIRE-SOTVO LIVE CHARLOTTE CRANE COLLAPSE-OC SS VO-WIPE
OPERATION BONITA BLAST-TRX SSTOPS OC CHARLOTTE CRANE COLLAPSE-SOTVO
ALGERIAN PLANE CRASH-TRX EBOXES LEHIGH POWER POLE CRASH-VOTOPS
AIR ALGEIRE PLANE CRASH-PKG PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-OC VO
MH 17 TRANSER OF BODIES-VO-TCMON VO-FULL NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-OC VO-WIPE
MH 17 TRANSER OF BODIES-VOTOPS NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-SOTVO
NORWAY TERROR THREAT-TCMON ISRAELI PALESTINE CEASEFIRE-TRX VOTOPS
CAPE SEWER CLEANING-TRX OC EBOXES BORDER CRISIS-oc vo
CAPE SEWER CLEANING-LIVE VO CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERS-OC VO-WIPE
CAPE SEWER CLEANING-SOT LIVE CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERS-SOTVO
NAPLES OFFICER OUT OF HOSPITAL-TRX OC SS(2) CAPE HOT CAR DAD-VO-PLASMA
LIGHTNING VICTIMS-OC SS VO CAPE HOT CAR DAD-SOT VO-PLASMA
LIGHTNING VICTIMS-SOT SS(2) FL WOMAN LEFT 5 KIDS IN HOT CAR-VOTOPS
LIGHTNING VICTIMS FUND-OC VO HOT CAR KS DEATH-TRX VOTOPS
CLEARWATER LIGHTNING STRIKE-TRX VOTOPS HOT CAR BREAKOUT-CGTOPS
CLEARWATER LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOTVO HEROIN HID ON DAUGHTER-OC SS VO-WIPE
SUSPECTED PURSE SNATCHER-OC VO HEROIN HID ON DAUGHTER-SOT(2)VO-WIPE
SUSPECTED PURSE SNATCHER-SOTVO HEROIN HID ON DAUGHTER-SOT(2) CG SS
BUCS TRAINING CAMP-OC VO-WIPE GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS-OC VO-WIPE
DOLPHINS TRAINING CAMP-VOTOPS BNR GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS-SOTVO BNR
TEASE ONE-2SHOT TEASE FOUR-2SHOT
TZ1 A) VA TORNADO-VOTOPS TZ4 A) DOLLY MYSTERY-VOTOPS
TZ1 B) PANCAKE PRINTER-VOTOPS TZ4 B) BACK TO SCHOOL COSTS-VOTOPS
WEATHER-STC WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
VA TORNADO-TRX SOTVOTOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
PHILLY HOUSE FIRE-VOTOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
HERNANDEZ DISMISSAL RULING-OC VO DOLL MYSTERY-VO-PLASMA
MARKET BASKET RALLY-TRX LIVE DOLL MYSTERY-PKG
HEALTH INSURANCE FINES-TRX OC CG BACK TO SCHOOL SALES-BUBBA
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP BACK TO SCHOOL SALES-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL BACK TO SCHOOL COSTS-BUBBA VO
HYUNDAI INVESTIGATION-TRX OTS SUN SPLASH CHRISTMAS IN JULY-OC CG
APPLE iWALLET-OTS PIRATE FEST-OC VO
PANCAKE PRINTER-TRX VOTOPS BEHIND THE SCENES 50 SHADES-OC
HIV RESEARCH-CLIP BUBBA BEHIND THE SCENES 50 SHADES-PKG
HIV RESEARCH-PKG QUEEN ELIZABETH SELFIE-OC VO
TZ TWO: FUGITIVE FRIDAY-2SHOT SS COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
FUGITIVE FRIDAY-TRX 3SH A) BAD PARKING VANDALISM-VO TOPS
FUGITIVE FRIDAY-SS(4) B) REJECTED PLATES-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE-2SHOT TS1) OPERATION BONITA BUST-TRX sstops
TZ3 A) CAPE HOT CAR DAD-VOTOPS TS2) car fire-VOTOPS
TZ3 B) HEROIN HID ON DAUGHTER-VOTOPS TS3) CAPE SEWER-VOTOPS
DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
FIRST WEATHER-CLIP CLOSE-3-SHOT
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ANCHOR SUPERS


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LEHIGH ACRES CAR FIRE-TRX SSTOPSLIVE-PLASMA


WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS.

AN EARLY MORNING CAR FIRE THREATENS A HOME IN LEHIGH ACRES

IT HAPPENED AT 36TH STREET SOUTHWEST.

NBC-2S HOLLIE HOJEK WAS THE ONLY REPORTER ON SCENE AND SPOKE TO THE CAR OWNER ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ACRES CAR FIRE-LIVE VO


THE OWNER TOLD ME THIS IS NOT THE WAY HE WANTED TO START HIS WEEKEND-

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE.

IF YOU TAKE A LOOK BEHIND ME YOU CAN SEE THAT BLACK CAR PARKED IN THE

DRIVE WAY-- YOU CAN SEE HOW CLOSE IT IS PARKED TO THE HOUSE.

MAYBE JUST 15 FEET AWAY FROM THE GARAGE.

FIRE CREWS SAID THE ENTIRE ENGINE COMPARTMENT WAS ENGULFED IN FLAMES

WHEN THEY GOT HERE

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO-

YOU CAN SEE THE ENGINE IS COMPLETELY SYNGED, AND MELTED TO A CRISP.

WE SPOKE TO THE OWNER--

WHO SAID HE GOT A CALL FROM HIS MOM THIS MORNING-- THAT HIS CAR WAS ON FIRE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ACRES CAR FIRE-SOTVO LIVE


Omar Perllea, Car on Fire

:06:24 Panic- panic. I grab him, my roommate and rushed over here as

fast as possible and found this. and i have to go to work, now I miss

my job.

:12

FIRE CREWS SAID THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A LOT WORSE.

THE FIRE WAS PUT OUT QUICKLY.

INVESTIGATORS WERE OUT HERE TRYING TO DETERMINE A CAUSE.

NO WORD YET ON WHAT STARTED THIS CAR FIRE- WERE TOLD IT DOESNT APPEAR

TO BE SUSPICIOUS.

LIVE IN LHA HH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


OPERATION BONITA BLAST-TRX SSTOPS OC


ALSO BREAKING RIGHT NOW.

DRUG DEALERS GET BUSTED IN "OPERATION BONITA BLAST."

HERE'S A LOOK AT ALL BUT ONE OF THE CRIMINALS.

A TWO MONTH NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION LED TO THE ARRESTS OF MORE THAN A DOZEN SUSPECTED DRUG DEALERS IN THE BONITA AREA.

OPERATION BONITA BLAST WAS LAUNCHED AS THE RESULT OF NUMEROUS CITIZEN COMPLAINTS.

THEY CAUGHT 14 PEOPLE TOTAL.

DETECTIVES STILL HOPE TO TRACK DOWN FIVE OTHERS.

WANTED FOR POSSESSING AND SELLING MARIJUANA AND COCAINE. Return to index of stories...


ALGERIAN PLANE CRASH-TRX EBOXES


RIGHT NOW WE'RE GETTING A FIRST LOOK AT THE WRECKAGE FROM THURSDAY'S PLANE CRASH IN NORTHERN MALI.

N-B-C'S JANET SHAMLIAN IS FOLLOWING THE STORY FROM LONDON. Return to index of stories...


AIR ALGEIRE PLANE CRASH-PKG


"Word today that the wreckage has been found from that Air Algerie jet that crashed over northern Mali with 118 people on board. It appears weather related, but no one's ruling out terrorism."

FRENCH PRESIDENT FRANCOIS HOLLANDE CONFIRMED THIS MORNING THERE ARE NO SURVIVORS IN THE AIR ALGERIE CRASH.

SOUNDBITE: Francois Hollande, French President

"The investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of this tragedy."

FRANCE'S INTERIOR MINISTER SAID THAT TERRORISM CANNOT BE EXCLUDED AS A CAUSE FOR THE TRAGEDY, THOUGH IT WAS LIKELY DUE TO BAD WEATHER.

WRECKAGE OF THE THE MD83 PLANE WAS FOUND IN NORTHERN MALI AND INVESTIGATORS HAVE RETRIEVED ONE OF THE PLANE'S BLACK BOXES.

FLIGHT 5017 WAS TRAVELING FROM BURKINA FASO TO THE ALGERIAN CAPITAL, ALGIERS, WHEN IT TOOK OFF EARLY THURSDAY.

ABOUT 50-MINUTES INTO THE FLIGHT, FRENCH AUTHORITIES SAY IT DISAPPEARED FROM RADAR AFTER CHANGING ITS ROUTE DUE TO INCOMING WEATHER.

THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS WILL BE RECEIVED TOMORROW IN PARIS BY THE FRENCH PRESIDENT.

SOUNDBITE: Francois Hollande, French President:

"All my thoughts turn to the victims and their families" HE SAID THIS MORNING.

"The majority of passengers on this plane were French nationals. A dual French-American citizen was on the flight manifest but never boarded that plane. Janet Shamlian, NBC News, London." Return to index of stories...


MH 17 TRANSER OF BODIES-VO-TCMON VO-FULL


WE SHOULD SOON LEARN EXACTLY HOW MALAYSIA FLIGHT 17 WENT DOWN.

THE DUTCH SAFETY BOARD LEADING THE INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION IS GETTING READY TO PUBLISH THEIR REPORT.

A SPOKESWOMAN SAID TODAY THE FINDINGS COULD BE PUBLISHED AS EARLY AS THE END OF NEXT WEEK.

FROM THERE WE'LL KNOW HOW THE INVESTIGATION WILL PROCEED.

INVESTIGATORS WILL BE VISITING THE WRECKAGE SITE IN EASTERN UKRAINE IN THE COMING DAYS. Return to index of stories...


MH 17 TRANSER OF BODIES-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE CREWS HAVE ALMOST FINISHED THE TRANSFER OF 282 BODIES AND HUMAN REMAINS FROM EASTERN UKRAINE TO THE NETHERLANDS.

MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 17 WAS SHOT DOWN MORE THAN A WEEK AGO, AND INTERNATIONAL MONITORS ARE STILL SEARCHING THE DEBRIS FIELD, AND STILL FINDING HUMAN REMAINS.

MILITARY CARGO PLANES HAVE BEEN BRINGING DOZENS OF COFFINS TO THE NETHERLANDS.

THIS SOLEMN TRANSFER SHOULD FINISH TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


NORWAY TERROR THREAT-TCMON


THE HEAD ANALYST OF NORWAY'S INTELLIGENCE AGENCY SAYS A GROUP OF PEOPLE IS EN ROUTE FROM SYRIA. "TO CARRY OUT AN ACT OF TERROR IN THE WEST."

AND THE ANALYST SAYS NORWAY HAS BEEN "CONCRETELY NAMED" AS THE TARGET.

INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS SAID THURSDAY THAT THEY HAD INFORMATION ABOUT AN IMMINENT "CONCRETE THREAT" BASED ON "RELIABLE INFORMATION."

THE THREAT WAS UNSPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT THE TARGET MIGHT BE, OR WHEN OR WHERE AN ATTACK COULD HAPPEN. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SEWER CLEANING-TRX OC EBOXES


ALL NEW RIGHT NOW BACK HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

NBC2 IS KEEPING WATCH OF YOUR TAX DOLLARS IN CAPE CORAL-

RIGHT NOW CREWS ARE WORKING TO REVAMP OLD SEWER LINES IN THE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF THE CITY-

SPECIFICALLY OFF CORAL DRIVE

NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS IS THERE LIVE TO EXPLAIN WHAT'S GOING ON- Return to index of stories...


CAPE SEWER CLEANING-LIVE VO


YOU SEE THIS PIPE IN MY HANDS?

THIS IS FIBERGLASS, A LITTLE DIFFERENT THEN FROM WHAT YOU'D EXPECT-WHEN TALKING ABOUT SEWER PIPES.

THIS IN NOW UNDERGROUND HERE-

BELIEVE IT OR NOT THIS WAS ONCE A FLAT PIECE OF FABRIC THAT BALLOONED

INTO WHAT YOU SEE HERE.

HERE'S SOME VIDEO TO SHOW YOU WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT-

IT'S CALLED CURED-IN PLACE PIPING.

THINK OF IT AS ONE OF THOSE LONG BALLOONS USED TO MAKE BALLOON

ANIMALS BEING FILLED WITH WATER

THIS MATERIAL IS BEING PUT INSIDE THE EXISTING CLAY SEWER PIPES OUT HERE-

SOME AS OLD AT 40 YEARS OLD.

THIS NEW PIPING IS MEANT TO CUT DOWN ON EXCESS WATER LEAKING FROM THE CLAY.

TRANSLATION- SAVINGS FOR TAX PAYERS Return to index of stories...


CAPE SEWER CLEANING-SOT LIVE


00:14:14 "It will save a lot of money it saves pumping costs, it

saves equipment, the electrical costs for operating the pumps, it's

cumulative as this water goes downstream as it pumps towards the

wastewater treatment plant its also water we don't have to treat anymore."

THIS PROJECT COSTS ABOUT 1 MILLION DOLLARS-

THE AREA THAT'S BEING WORKED ON NOW IS ABOUT 500 TO 600 HOMES.

THE REAL SAVINGS CITY OFFICIALS WILL COME ON YOUR UTILITY BILLS-

LESS WORK DONE BY THE PUMPS-

THE LESS YOU PAY.

CITY OFFICIALS TELL US WORK ON THIS PROJECT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH NEXT MONTH

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NAPLES OFFICER OUT OF HOSPITAL-TRX OC SS(2)


ALL NEW DETAILS WILL LIKELY SURFACE TODAY IN THE INVESTIGATION OF AN OFFICER-IVOLVED SHOOTING IN NAPLES.

THAT'S BECAUSE A NAPLES POLICE SERGEANT. WHO WAS PART OF THE DEADLY DOMESTIC SHOOTING A FEW WEEKS AGO. IS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL TODAY.

NBC-2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT WHERE AMY YOUNG IS. AND WHETHER SHE WILL FACE ANY CHARGES.

WE SPOKE WITH THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

AUTHORITIES TELL US YOUNG WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO THE ESTERO HOME.

WHERE SHE AND HER BOYFRIEND. OFFICER LUIS "DAVID" MONROIG. WERE FOUND SHOT.

MONROIG DID NOT SURVIVE.

YOUNG WAS SHOT IN THE FACE.

INVESTIGATORS STILL HAVE NOT SAID WHO THE SHOOTER IS.

BUT AS OF RIGHT NOW. YOUNG IS NOT UNDER ARREST. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING VICTIMS-OC SS VO


FOR THE FIRST TIME. NBC-2 IS HEARING THE CHILLING 9-1-1 CALL THAT WAS MADE RIGHT AFTER TUESDAY'S DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

ONE OF THE INJURED VICTIMS, 16-YEAR-OLD CHELSEA GILL IS THE ONE WHO DIALED FOR HELP.

IN THE 9-1-1 CALL, CHELSEA TELLS THE DISPATCHER THEY WERE ALL LEAVING THE BEACH WHEN THE LIGHTNING HIT. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING VICTIMS-SOT SS(2)


CHELSEA gill

::05:21 what happened?!

we got struck by lightning

--BUTT SOT--

:01:11 i need an ambulance.

stay on the line I will connect you.

--BUTT SOT--

:03;27 im just really scared right now.

THE 9-1-1 CALL LASTS FOR ALMOST TEN MINUTES.

41-YEAR-OLD SCOTT WILCOX WHO WAS HIT BY LIGHTNING. DIED INSTANTLY.

14-YEAR-OLD ZAC LATAWEIC. PICTURED HERE WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND CHELSEA. IS STILL AT HEALTHPARK IN CRITICAL CONDITION TODAY.

WE'LL CONTINUE TO MONITOR HIS CONDITION, AND BRING YOU ANY UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING VICTIMS FUND-OC VO


IF YOU'D LIKE TO HELP OUT, WE FOUND OUT WHERE YOU CAN DONATE MONEY FOR ZACHARY'S HOSPITAL BILLS.

ZACHARY'S MOM WORKS AT WEBSTER GRILL OFF CYPRESS LAKE DRIVE.

IT'S NEAR LA TE DA SALON AND SPA IN FORT MYERS.

THE RESTAURANT PUT OUT A JAR TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE TEEN'S MEDICAL EXPENSES.

SO FAR THEY'VE RAISED MORE THAN 800 DOLLARS.

THEY'RE EVEN ACCEPTING CREDIT CARD DONATIONS. Return to index of stories...


CLEARWATER LIGHTNING STRIKE-TRX VOTOPS


MEANWHILE A LIGHTNING BOLT STRUCK ANOTHER MAN IN CLEARWATER.

IT HAPPENED AT SAND KEY PARK THURSDAY MORNING.

THE 50-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS TAKEN TO LARGO MEDICAL CENTER.

WITNESSES SAY THE LIGHTNING CAME OUT OF NOWHERE. Return to index of stories...


CLEARWATER LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOTVO


from this side it looked beautiful, from other side it didn't - it was scary.

THE GOOD NEWS, HE HAS NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THE MAN WAS ABOUT 25 YARDS AWAY FROM A LIFEGUARD STAND WHEN THE LIGHTNING HIT. Return to index of stories...


SUSPECTED PURSE SNATCHER-OC VO


CAPE POLICE ARE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A PURSE SNATCHER.

HERE'S HOW IT ALL UNFOLDED.

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM THE PUBLIX IN THE PLAZA ON PINE ISLAND ROAD AND DEL PRADO SHOWS TWO WOMEN.

THE OLDER WOMAN 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. AFTER SHE APPROACHED HER IN TH PARKING LOT SAYING SHE WAS THIRSTY.

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

THE VICTIM BIT THE ROBBER. BUT SHE STILL GOT AWAY WITH THE PURSE. Return to index of stories...


SUSPECTED PURSE SNATCHER-SOTVO


38:58-39:03

I think it's better it happens here where there are more people then you might be able to get a chance for someone to help you

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...


BUCS TRAINING CAMP-OC VO-WIPE


IT'S THE FIRST DAY OF TRAINING CAMP FOR THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEEERS.

THEY'LL START PRACTICING FOUR HOURS FROM NOW.

WE WERE THERE WHEN THE TEAM ARRIVED THURSDAY WITH NEW COACH LOVIE SMITH.

WE'LL HAVE ALL THE DETAILS COMING UP ON NBC-2 NEWS AT 5 AND 6.

NBC-2'S RISHI BARRAN WILL BE CHECKING IN ON ALL THE ACTION WITH A LIVE REPORT. Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS TRAINING CAMP-VOTOPS BNR


BUT THEY'RE NOT THE ONLY N-F-L TEAM GETTING TO WORK.

THE MIAMI DOLPHINS SHOWED UP FOR CAMP THURSDAY TOO.

THEY STARTED PREPARING FOR THE 2014 NFL SEASON THIS MORNING WHEN THEY TOOK THE FIELD AT 8 THIS MORNING.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO ATTEND AN OPEN TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE, HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE NBC DASH TWO DOT COM TO RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


A TORNADO SO BAD, IT'S A STATE RECORD.

NBC-2 IS TALKING TO JUST A FEW OF THE ONE-THOUSAND PLUS PEOPLE IN A CAMGROUND,

WHO WERE IN THE DIRECT PATH OF A DEADLY TORNADO IN VIRGINIA.

PLUS, YOU DO A LOT OF WAITING AN AN AIRPORT, SO HOW ABOUT A PANCAKE PERK BEFORE YOUR FLIGHT.

AND NOT JUST ANY FLAPJACK.

WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT HOW THE PANCAKE PRINTER WORKS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) VA TORNADO-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B) PANCAKE PRINTER-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


VA TORNADO-TRX SOTVOTOPS


Uh my son was crying saying he didn't want to die. It's just heartbreaking because there are so many people that got hurt

TODAY. VRIGINIA'S GOVERNOR WILL TOUR ONE OF THE DEADLIEST TORNADOS IN STATE HISTORY.

TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND AT LEAST 35 OTHERS INJURED. AFTER A TORNADO RIPPED THROUGH A CAMPGROUND WITH 100 MILE WINDS THURSDAY.

DOZENS OF TRAILERS WERE FLIPPED AND TREES UPROOTED IN THE AREA WHERE MORE THAN 1-THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE VACATIONING.

SOME OF THOSE CRITICALLY INJURED ARE CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


PHILLY HOUSE FIRE-VOTOPS


ARSON IS WHAT STARTED THIS RAGING FIRE IN SOUTH PHILADELPHIA TODAY.

THE BLAZE BROKE OUT AROUND 6 AM AT THIS ROW HOUSE. AFTER POLICE SAY SOMEONE THREW AN ACCELERANT INTO THE HOME.

TWO PEOPLE INSIDE THE HOME WERE ABLE TO ESCAPE.

A THIRD PERSON WAS TAKEN TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT.

POLICE SAY THEY HAVE ONE PERSON IN CUSTODY. Return to index of stories...


HERNANDEZ DISMISSAL RULING-OC VO


A JUDGE HAS DENIED A MOTION FROM THE DEFNESE ATTORNEY OF EX-PATRIOTS PLAYER AARON HERNANDEZ.

HERNANDEZ IS ACCUSED OF MURDERING A BOSTON MAN WHO WAS FOUND DEAD NEAR HIS HOME IN 2013.

DEFENSE ATTORNEYS ARGUED THAT STATE PROSECUTORS DID NOT SHOW PROBABLE CAUSE, AND HAD NO EVIDENCE OR MOTIVE FOR THE MURDER.

THE JUDGE SAID PROSECUTORS DON'T NEED TO PROVE A MOTIVE IN ORDER TO FIND PROBABLE CAUSE, OR GET A MURDER CONVICTION.

SHE SAID THAT THE DEFENDANT'S GUILT CAN BE PROVEN WITH CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE.

HERNANDEZ IS CURRENTLY BEING HELD WITHOUT BAIL. Return to index of stories...


MARKET BASKET RALLY-TRX LIVE


NEW RIGHT NOW. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE RALLYING OUTSIDE THE MARKET BASKET SUPERMARKET CHAIN HEADQUARTERS.

THIS IS A LIVE LOOK FROM MASSACHUSETTS. WHERE WORKERS ARE DEMANDING THEIR OLD BOSS GET HIS JOB BACK.

THE FIRING AT THE FAMILY OWNED GROCERY STORE CHAIN IS THE RESULT OF AN APPARENT FAMILY SQUABBLE.

WORKERS WERE SO UPSET ABOUT THE FIRING. THEY ABANDONED THEIR POSTS. LEAVING GROCERY STORE SHELVES BARE, AND CUSTOMERS UPSET.

PROTESTERS SAY THE FIRED C-E-O HELPED KEEP PRICES LOW, AND TREATED EMPLOYEES WELL.

A BOARD MEETING IS TAKING PLACE TODAY.

ON THE TABLE. IS A PROPOSAL THAT COULD MAKE THE FORMER C-E-O THE SOLE OWNER. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH INSURANCE FINES-TRX OC CG


NBC-2 FOUND OUT HOW MUCH YOU CAN BE FINED, FOR NOT BUYING HEALTH INSURANCE.

THE FEDS JUST CAPPED IT AT ALMOST 25 HUNDRED DOLLARS PER PERSON, PER YEAR.

THAT'S ABOUT THE SAME PRICE AS A BRONZE LEVEL HEALTH PLAN.

THE PENALTY FOR THE 1ST YEAR IS 95 DOLLARS AND GOES UP FROM THERE.

THE FINE WILL BE DUE WHEN YOU FILE YOUR TAXES. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-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.

Not a lot of change heading into the weekend.

Friday brings anther day of hot, humid and stormy conditions. Highs that afternoon will once again run slightly above average. We stay in the low 90s but with the humidity factored in, feeling like upper 90s.

The seabreeze gets going later on in the afternoon and will spark inland storms, some strong. With steering winds out of the southwest, storm tracks should favor northeastward movement however, some showers will likely try and back their way up along the coastline before it's all over.

Mild and muggy conditions will be in place overnight. Lows drop down the mid 70s.

The weekend brings similar conditons. A few coastal morning showers, inland storms during th afternoon and hot highs in the low 90s. Return to index of stories...


HYUNDAI INVESTIGATION-TRX OTS


RIGHT NOW U-S SAFETY REGULATORS ARE INVESTIGATING WHETHER AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM CAN KNOCK OUT THE AIR BAGS ON SOME OLDER HYUNDAI SONATAS.

THE PROBE ANNOUNCED TODAY. COVERS JUST ABOUT 400-THOUSAND MIDSIZE CARS FROM THE 2006 THROUGH 2008 MODEL YEARS.

THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT HAS RECEIVED 83 COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


APPLE iWALLET-OTS


AND THIS IS A NEW KIND OF WALLET. YOU DON'T HAVE.

NO ONE DOES!

APPLE IS ABOUT TO LAUNCH ITS OWN MOBILE WALLET.

ONLINE REPORTS CLAIM THAT THE TECH GIANT HAS BEEN WORKING ON THE NEW FEATURE. WHICH WOULD ALLOW USERS TO PAY FOR ITEMS IN STORES WITH THEIR I-PHONES. Return to index of stories...


PANCAKE PRINTER-TRX VOTOPS


AND ONE GADGET IS PUTTING A SMILE ON CUSTOMERS, AND PANCAKES IN THEIR STOMACH.

ALASKA AIRLINES HAS INSTALLED PANCAKE PRINTERS IN SOME OF ITS AIRPORT LOUNGES.

WITH THE SIMPLE PRESS OF A BUTTON, THE MACHINE SPITS OUT COOKED PANCAKES.

WHILE PRINTED PANCAKES ARE FAR FROM GOURMET, THE COMPANY SAYS THEY ARE EXTREMELY POPULAR WITH TRAVELERS. Return to index of stories...


HIV RESEARCH-CLIP BUBBA


IN TODAY'S HEALTHCAST, RESEARCHERS ANNOUNCED A MAJOR STEP FORWARD IN THE BATTLE AGAINST AIDS AND THE HIV VIRUS.

FOR THE *FIRST TIME. TEMPLE DOCTORS SAY THEY WERE ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY ELIMINATE THE HIV VIRUS FROM CULTURED HUMAN CELLS

DOUG SHIMELL HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


HIV RESEARCH-PKG


IT'S WHAT DR. KAMEL KHALILI

AND HIS TEAM CALL "GENE SURGERY".

"We were able to eliminate HIV 1 from human culture in the laboratory."

THEY SAID IT WAS A "PLEASANT

SURPRISE" IN THE NEUROSCIENCE LAB AT

TEMPLE'S SCHOOL OF MEDICINE WHEN

HUMAN CELLS WITH H.I.V WERE TREATED

WITH A COMPOUND.AND THE GREEN

REPRESENTING THE H.I.V. VIRUS.BEGAN

TO DISAPPEAR.

"One can develop strategy

and take this one to clinic and basically cure

AIDS patients."

BUT THEY WANT TO GUARD

AGAINST WHAT HAPPENED IN MISSISSIPPI

WHEN RESEARCHERS THERE THOUGHT

A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL HAD BEEN CURED

OF H.I.V. ONLY TO HAVE IT COME BACK.

"We do need to develop a

personalized approach for the different patients

who may have different isotypes of the virus."

DR. KHALILI SAYS IT MAY

BE YEARS BEFORE THEY FIGURE OUT

HOW TO DO THAT.BUT ALL HE SEES

IS PROMISE.

"Down the road for use of this

technology as a vaccine for preventing individuals

becoming infected with the virus." Return to index of stories...


TZ TWO: FUGITIVE FRIDAY-2SHOT SS


SOME CRIMINALS ARE BEHIND BARS, SOME AREN'T

AND MANY OF THOSE ON THE RUN FROM AUTHORITIES, ARE REPEAT OFFENDERS.

COMING UP ON FUGITIVE FRIDAY HEAR ABOUT THEIR OFTEN DRUG-RELATED VIOLENT CRIMES AS WE WORK WITH YOU TO GET THEM OFF THE STREETS. Return to index of stories...


FUGITIVE FRIDAY-TRX 3SH


IT'S FUGITIVE FRIDAY AND YOUR HELP COULD PUT SOME BAD GUYS BACK IN JAIL.

TRISH ROUTTE WITH CRIMESTOPPERS IS HERE WITH A RUNDOWN OF WHO IS ON THE RUN. Return to index of stories...


FUGITIVE FRIDAY-SS(4)


We're starting off our list with a fugitive who's been selling drugs on the streets of

Collier County since he was a teenager. Jeremi Rashad Bulger is currently on

the run after violating terms of his state probation. Over the years, 29 year old

Bulger has been arrested on a long list of charges, including drug possession,

resisting arrest, the sale and delivery of cocaine, as well as child abuse. Bulger

is 6'1", 210 pounds and was last known to be living in the Golden Gate and East

Naples areas. He has several tattoos, including the phrase "Free Me" on his

hands, the initials "FTW" on the left side of his neck, a cross on his right forearm

and the phrase "Naptown" on his left arm.

And in Lee County, deputies need your help tracking down Broderick Campbell,

a repeat offender with a very short fuse. To date, Campbell has been arrested

16 times in Lee County, for charges including multiple counts of battery, robbery,

carjacking, grand theft and carrying concealed weapons. He's also been jailed

in Hendry County for dealing cocaine - a crime that landed him in state prison for

nearly a decade. His last battery arrest was for severely beating his now former

girlfriend so badly that he broke her nose and left both eyes swollen shut. And

for that misdeed, he was sent back to prison for a year and a half - having just

been released earlier this year. This 38 year old felon is believed to have gang

affiliations and should be considered armed and dangerous. He has several

tattoos, including the phrase "Total package" on his right arm, a lion with a five

point crown on his left arm and praying hands on his back. Upon his arrest,

Broderick Campbell will be held without bond in the Lee County Jail.

And next up is a young man who's been wreaking havoc in Collier County since

he was 16 years old. Michael Derwin is now 22 and has already amassed

a rap sheet riddled with violent offenses. Currently wanted for violating his

probation, Derwin has been jailed previously for armed home invasion robbery,

aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly

weapon, obstruction of justice and threatening victims or witnesses to a crime.

Derwin was last known to be living in Marco Island, and detectives believe he

hasn't gone far and is just laying low somewhere in Southwest Florida.

And rounding out our list of criminal misfits is Willie Gordon, one of several

suspects targeted in Operation Sun Down, a narcotics round up that led to

the arrests of more than a dozen drug dealers in the Suncoast community

of North Fort Myers last week. Gordon is a registered convicted felon who

was handcuffed for his first felony at age 17 for grand theft auto and burglary.

Since then, Gordon has continued his life of crime with 16 subsequent arrests

in Lee County for aggravated battery on a pregnant victim, multiple counts of

burglary and grand theft auto, as well as fleeing and eluding police and carrying

a concealed weapon. In addition, Gordon has been incarcerated three times in

Sarasota for carjacking, among other malfunctions, and has been sent to state

prison twice. This 28 year old criminal is 5'11" and has a tattoo of a marijuana

leaf on his neck, and the phrases "RIP Murda" and "All gave some, some gave

all" on his back. Upon his arrest, he will be held without bond. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


MANY PARENTS THINK IT WON'T HAPPEN TO THEM.

YET WE'VE ALREADY SEEN MORE THAN A DOZEN CASES THIS YEAR.

CHILDREN ACCIDENTALLY GETTING LEFT IN A HOT CAR, AS TEMPERATURES CLIMB.

NOW WE'RE LEARNING ONE LOCAL MAN'S PUSH FOR A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN, AFTER THE TRAGEDY HAPPENED TO HIM.

THEN.

A FATHER DOESN'T WANT THE POLICE TO CATCH HIS HEROIN WHEN HE GETS STOPPED NEAR A GAS STATION.

SO HE GOES TO DESPERATE MEASURES, WHEN HE HIDES BAG AFTER BAG OF THE DRUG.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHO WHAT HE DID WITH IT.

NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) CAPE HOT CAR DAD-VOTOPS


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TZ3 B) HEROIN HID ON DAUGHTER-VOTOPS


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DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS


HI EVERYONE,

I HAVE THE HEALTH KEY YOU'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR.

AT LAST, YOU CAN FIND OUT WHY YOU'RE ALWAYS BATTLING WEIGHT GAIN,

STOMACH PAINS, BODY ACHES, AND MOODINESS.

WE'LL UNLOCK THAT KEY WITH ONE SIMPLE ANSWER: FOOD SENSITIVITY.

MILLIONS OF YOU MAY BE SENSITIVE TO DAIRY, GLUTEN, SUGAR, AND NOT EVEN

KNOW IT.

YOU NEED TO PAY ATTENTION: BECAUSE THE EVIDENCE KEEPS GROWING -

SENSITIVITIES TO FOODS ARE WHAT'S BEHIND MANY OF AMERICA'S BIGGEST

HEALTH PROBLEMS. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX ANI


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.

Not a lot of change heading into the weekend.

Friday brings anther day of hot, humid and stormy conditions. Highs that afternoon will once again run slightly above average. We stay in the low 90s but with the humidity factored in, feeling like upper 90s.

The seabreeze gets going later on in the afternoon and will spark inland storms, some strong. With steering winds out of the southwest, storm tracks should favor northeastward movement however, some showers will likely try and back their way up along the coastline before it's all over.

Mild and muggy conditions will be in place overnight. Lows drop down the mid 70s.

The weekend brings similar conditons. A few coastal morning showers, inland storms during th afternoon and hot highs in the low 90s. Return to index of stories...


OPEN 12:30-CLIP


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TS1) CAR FIRE-VOTOPS


AN EARLY MORNING CAR FIRE THREATENS A HOME IN LEHIGH ACRES

IT HAPPENED AT 36TH STREET

THAT BLACK CAR PARKED IN THE

DRIVE WAY is JUST about 15 FEET AWAY FROM THE GARAGE.

FIRE CREWS SAID THE ENTIRE ENGINE COMPARTMENT WAS ENGULFED IN FLAMES AND MELTED TO A CRISP.

luckily THE FIRE WAS PUT OUT QUICKLY.

NO WORD YET ON WHAT STARTED THIS CAR FIRE.

But investigators say IT DOESNT APPEAR TO BE SUSPICIOUS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) OPERATION BONITA BUST-SSTOPS


DEALERS GET BUSTED IN "OPERATION BONITA BLAST."

HERE'S A LOOK AT ALL BUT ONE OF THE CRIMINALS.

A TWO MONTH NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION LED TO THE ARRESTS OF 14 SUSPECTED DRUG DEALERS IN THE BONITA AREA.

OPERATION BONITA BLAST WAS LAUNCHED AS THE RESULT OF NUMEROUS CITIZEN COMPLAINTS.

DETECTIVES STILL HOPE TO TRACK DOWN FIVE OTHERS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CAPE SEWER CLEANING-VOTOPS


NBC2 IS KEEPING WATCH OF YOUR TAX DOLLARS IN CAPE CORAL.

RIGHT NOW CREWS ARE WORKING TO REVAMP OLD SEWER LINES IN THE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF THE CITY.

SPECIFICALLY OFF CORAL DRIVE.

A SPECIAL MATERIAL IS BEING PUT INSIDE THE EXISTING CLAY SEWER PIPES. SOME ARE 40 YEARS OLD.

THIS NEW PIPING SHOULD CUT DOWN ON EXCESS WATER LEAKING FROM THE CLAY.

AND THAT MEANS SAVINGS FOR TAX PAYERS Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND ROAD ALERT-TRX SSTOPS CG


AN NBC-2 TRAFFIC ALERT STARTING TODAY IN LEE COUNTY.

A MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT WILL AFFECT YOUR DRIVE ON PINE ISLAND ROAD. FROM WEST OF BURNT STORE ROAD TO WEST OF CHIQUITA BOULEVARD.

CREWS ARE EXPANDING THE ROADWAY TO FOUR LANES. WITH PAVED BIKE LANES ON THE OUTSIDE OF THOSE ROADS.

THEY'LL ALSO CREATE TWO STORMWATER RETENTION PONDS.

TODAY, THE ROAD WILL GO DOWN TO ONE EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND LANE.

THERE WILL ALSO BE TRAFFIC SIGNAL WORK AT THE INTERSECTION OF BURNT STORE ROAD AND PINE ISLAND ROAD.

PROJECT COMPLETION IS EXPECTED THIS FALL. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE CRANE COLLAPSE-OC SS VO-WIPE


AFTER ALL NIGHT CONSTRUCTION, DAMAGED POWER LINES ARE REPAIRED IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY TO DETERMINE WHAT CAUSED A CRANE TO TOPPLE.

IT SOMEHOW MALFUNCTIONED.

THIS WAS THE RESULT.

IT BACKED UP TRAFFIC ON US 41 NEAR CONWAY AND HARBOR BOULVARD.

THE CRANE KNOCKED OUT POWER FOR A COUPLE HUNDRED F-P-L CUSTOMERS.

WITNESSES DESCRIBE WHAT THEY HEARD. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE 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."

TRAFFIC ON 41 IS MOVING AS IT SHOULD AND ELECTRICITY HAS BEEN RESTORED. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH POWER POLE CRASH-VOTOPS


NBC-2 CAMERAS WERE ROLLING RIGHT AFTER A HIGH SPEED CRASH AND ARREST OVERNIGHT IN LEHIGH ACRES.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES AND FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL RESPONDED.

WE'RE TOLD A MAN WAS DRIVING TOO FAST AT THE INTERSECTION OF SUMMIT AND KANUGA AND BLEW THROUGH A STOP SIGN.

AUTHORITIES SAY HE HIT A WOODEN POWER POLE. KNOCKED IT OVER. AND THEN LANDED IN THE WOODS.

NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

A DEPUTY TELLS NBC-2 THE POWERLINE, FORTUNATELY, LIKE MANY IN LEHIGH, WAS DEAD.

THERE WERE NO POWER OUTAGES REPORTED. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-OC VO


TODAY A STRIKE TEAM IS BACK OUT ON PINE ISLAND.

IT'S MAKING SURE THAT BRUSH FIRE THAT CAUGHT FIRE THURSDAY. IS COMPLETELY OUT.

WE BROUGHT YOU THE STORY AS BREAKING NEWS YESTERDAY ON THE NEWS AT NOON.

IT SPARKED NEAR PINE ISLAND BOULEVARD AND MONACO LAKE DRIVE.

FIRE OFFICIALS TELL NBC-2 THEY STILL DON'T KNOW FOR SURE WHAT STARTED THE FIRE.

BUT THAT FIRE QUICKLY SPREAD FROM JUST SIX ACRES TO NEARLY 100 ACRES.

IT WASN'T UNTIL LATE IN THE AFTERNOON YESTERDAY THAT CREWS WERE ABLE TO CONTAIN IT. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-OC VO-WIPE


CLEANUP IS UNDERWAY AFTER 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.

CREWS TELL US 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.

WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON THE CLEANUP PROGRESS. Return to index of stories...


ISRAELI PALESTINE CEASEFIRE-TRX VOTOPS


ISRAEL'S SECURITY CABINET IS MEETING TODAY TO CONSIDER INTERNATIONAL CEASE-FIRE PROPOSALS.

A SENIOR OFFICIAL WITH THE PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION. SAYS ONE PLAN CALLS FOR A FIVE-DAY HUMANITARIAN TRUCE.

THAT MEANS ISRAEL AND HAMAS WOULD NEGOTIATE NEW BORDER ARRANGEMENTS FOR BLOCKADED GAZA.

MEANWHILE, THE ISRAELI MILITARY SAYS IT'S STRUCK 45 LOCATIONS IN GAZA TODAY.

30 OF THOSE LOCATIONS WERE HOMES. Return to index of stories...


BORDER CRISIS-oc vo


AND TODAY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA INVITES CENTRAL AMERICAN LEADERS TO THE WHITE HOUSE,

TO DISCUSS THE THOUSANDS OF YOUNG IMMIGRATIONS FROM THEIR COUNTRIES WHO ARE CROSSING THE BORDER ILLEGALLY INTO THE UNITED STATES.

THE MEETING COMES AS WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS SAY THE ADMINISTRATION IS CONSIDERING CREATING A PILOT PROGRAM TO GIVE REFUGEE STATUS TO YOUNG PEOPLE FROM HONDURAS, PART OF ONE OF THE MOST VIOLENT REGIONS IN THE WORLD. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERS-OC VO-WIPE


HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. NBC-2 WILL BE MONITORING THIS STORY CLOSELY WHEN CITY LEADERS TAKE UP THE ISSUE IN JUST A FEW DAYS.

CAPE CORAL COULD BECOME THE NEXT CITY TO RECOGNIZE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS.

UNMARRIED COUPLES. REGARDLESS OF WHETHER GAY OR STRAIGHT. WOULD HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS LIKE THE ABILITY TO MAKE MEDICAL DECISIONS IF THEIR LOVED ONE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL.

WE JUST TOLD YOU ABOUT RESEARCH THE OTHER DAY THAT SHOWS MORE AND MORE COUPLES ARE LIVING TOGETHER. WITHOUT TYING THE KNOT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERS-SOTVO


06:59:09 "It's a basic civil rights issue, anybody who sees it any different, I'm sorry they are wrong, I mean they'd say I am, but it is a civil rights issue." Shelly Komito and Abbe Forman

ADVOCATES FOR THE REGISTRY SAY THEY'LL PRESENT THE IDEA TO LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NEXT MONTH.

RIGHT NOW PUNTA GORDA IS THE ONLY CITY WITH AN ORDINANCE LIKE THIS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


CAPE HOT CAR DAD-VO-PLASMA


IT'S SOMETHING THAT COULD ACCIDENTALLY HAPPEN TO ANY PARENT.

TO KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE, A CAPE CORAL FATHER IS JOINING FORCES WITH SEVERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN A NEW AD CAMPAIGN CALLED "WHERE'S BABY? LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK."

IT'S A MESSAGE DEAR TO HIS HEART.

REGGIE MCKINNON LOST HIS 17-MONTH OLD DAUGHTER, PAYTON, IN 2010.

LITTLE PAYTON WAS SO QUIET ON THE WAY TO DAYCARE, HE FORGOT TO DROP HER OFF, AND WENT TO WORK.

HE LATER FOUND HER DEAD IN HIS CAR.

IT WAS A HEARTBREAKING STORY, NBC-2 COVERED EXTENSIVELY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE HOT CAR DAD-SOT VO-PLASMA


"it's a tragedy no family should have to experience. It's not something that goes away."

THE NATIONAL AD CAMPAIGNS GOAL IS TO HIGHLIGHT THE DANGERS OF LEAVING CHILDREN IN CARS, ALONG WITH ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO CALL 9-1-1 IF THEY SEE A CHILD ALONE IN A VEHICLE. Return to index of stories...


FL WOMAN LEFT 5 KIDS IN HOT CAR-VOTOPS


A MOTHER IN FLORIDA WENT TO JAIL AND FACES SERIOUS CHARGES AFTER POLICE SAY SHE LEFT **FIVE KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF 8 IN A HOT CAR IN NORTH JACKSONVILLE.

SHE TOLD POLICE SHE WAS INSIDE THIS OFFICE DEPOT LOOKING FOR A JOB, GONE ONLY 10 MINUTES.

BUT SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS AT LEAST 12 MINUTES HAD PASSED, BEFORE ANYONE EVEN SPOTTED THE CHILDREN IN HER CAR. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR KS DEATH-TRX VOTOPS


THEN IN KANSAS. POLICE SAY A 10-MONTH-OLD GIRL DIED AFTER BEING LEFT IN A HOT CAR OUTSIDE A HOUSE IN SOUTH WICHITA.

SHE WAS FOUND UNRESPONSIVE INSIDE THE CAR THURSDAY EVENING, THEN PRONOUNCED DEAD SHORTLY AFTER.

POLICE SAY SHE WAS IN THERE FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS.

SHE WAS THE FOSTER CHILD OF TWO MEN AND THE CAR WAS PARKED OUTSIDE THEIR HOME.

POLICE TOOK THE MEN IN FOR QUESTIONING.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE IN THE AREA WAS 90 DEGREES ON THURSDAY. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR BREAKOUT-CGTOPS


SO FAR THIS YEAR.AT LEAST 17 CHILDREN HAVE DIED TRAPPED IN A VEHICLE THEY COULDN'T ESCAPE FROM.

HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO KEEP IT FROM HAPPENING TO YOUR CHILD.

LEAVE YOUR CELLPHONE OR PURSE IN THE BACKSEAT OF YOUR CAR.

OR EVEN TAKE OFF ONE OF YOUR SHOES AND PUT THAT IN THE BACK SEAT.

A CHILD'S BODY TEMERATURE RISES 5 TIMES FASTER THAN AN ADULTS.

AND AT 107 DEGREES, THE CHILD DIES. Return to index of stories...


HEROIN HID ON DAUGHTER-OC SS VO-WIPE


RIGHT NOW A FORT MYERS FATHER IS IN JAIL, AFTER AUTHORITIES SAY HE USED HIS DAUGHTER TO TRY AND HIDE HIS DRUGS.

POLICE SAY MARCUS DALE IS ACCUSED OF POSSESSING NARCOTICS.

THEY SAY HE ASKED HIS DAUGHTER TO HIDE HIS 14 BAGS OF HEROIN WHEN THE CAR HE WAS RIDING WAS PULLED OVER.

THIS HAPPENED WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT A RACETRAC STATION IN CAPE CORAL.

POLICE SAY THE GIRL HAD THE BAGGIES STUFFED IN HER FRONT PANTS POCKETS.

WE SPOKE TO SOME OF DALE'S NEIGHBORS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED.

THEY TELL NBC-2, DRUGS ARE A CONSTANT ISSUE. Return to index of stories...


HEROIN HID ON DAUGHTER-SOT(2)VO-WIPE


WAIT

CAROLYN SIRICO -- NEIGHBOR

20:38:15 "I feel for the neighborhood, the whole neighborhood." 20:38:18

ELIZABETH MAYER -- NEIGHBOR20:28:51 "Of course it's upsetting, and I'm sure its upsetting to the people who can't afford to move their families into a better neighborhood." 20:28:57

D-C-F TELLS US THEY'VE DEALT WITH THE FATHER BEFORE.

They've STARTED AN INVESTIGATION INTO THIS CASE.

BUT CAPE POLICE TELL US, THE EXPOSURE AND USE OF CHILDREN IN CRIMES LIKE THIS, IS ALL TOO COMMON. Return to index of stories...


HEROIN HID ON DAUGHTER-SOT(2) CG SS


SGT. DANA COSTON -- CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

20:12:49 "It's not terribly uncommon for people involved in the drug trade to use children as a means to conceal their narcotics." 20:12:57

20:15:33 "Unfortunately we've seen an uptick in heroin related arrests here in Cape Coral over the last year and a half, and that's due in no small part to the reduction of pill mill activity in the state of Florida." 20:15:46

RESEARCH BACKS ALL THIS UP.

DEATHS FROM HEROIN, NOW MORE POTENT AND WIDELY AVAILABLE THAN EVER, ROSE 89 PERCENT STATEWIDE FROM 62 IN 2011 TO 117 IN 2012.

DALE REMAINS IN CUSTODY TODAY.

HIS DAUGHTER'S GOD-MOTHER TELLS US THE GIRL IS STAYING WITH HER FOR NOW. Return to index of stories...


GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS-OC VO-WIPE


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

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

NBC-2 TALKED WITH A LOCAL JUDGE AND FOUND OUT THERE'S A DESPEREATE NEED FOR THOSE ADULTS WHO CAN HELP AND SUPPORT CHILDREN GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS. Return to index of stories...


GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS-SOTVO BNR


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"

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."

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.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING, DETAILS ABOUT JOINING THE ORGANIZATION IS ON NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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


TEASE FOUR-2SHOT


DOLLS START APPEARING IN ONE COMMUNITY, RESEMBLING THE CHILDREN THAT LIVED THERE.

AND MANY FAMILIES SAY THEY'RE FREAKED OUT BY ONE WOMAN'S HOBBY.

COMING UP, NBC-2 UNCOVERS WHY THESE DOLLS WERE BEING MADE, AND THE MIXED, UNCOMFORTABLE MESSAGE THEY'RE SENDING.

PLUS, NEXT MONTH IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL.

BUT DON'T WAIT ANY LONGER TO GET THOSE SUPPLIES.

NBC-2 IS FINDING OUT WHAT YOU CAN SAVE, BY DOING THE SHOPPING EARLY. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A) DOLLY MYSTERY-VOTOPS


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TZ4 B) BACK TO SCHOOL COSTS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


WX IS COMING UP Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-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.

Not a lot of change heading into the weekend.

Friday brings anther day of hot, humid and stormy conditions. Highs that afternoon will once again run slightly above average. We stay in the low 90s but with the humidity factored in, feeling like upper 90s.

The seabreeze gets going later on in the afternoon and will spark inland storms, some strong. With steering winds out of the southwest, storm tracks should favor northeastward movement however, some showers will likely try and back their way up along the coastline before it's all over.

Mild and muggy conditions will be in place overnight. Lows drop down the mid 70s.

The weekend brings similar conditons. A few coastal morning showers, inland storms during th afternoon and hot highs in the low 90s. Return to index of stories...


DOLL MYSTERY-VO-PLASMA


A WOMAN'S GENEROUS SPIRIT UNINTENTIONALLY PUT ONE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY ON EDGE.

IT ALL BEGAN AFTER DOLLS RESEMBLING YOUNG GIRLS, WHO LIVED THERE, POPPED UP ON DOORSTEPS.

NBC'S KRISTEN DAHLGREN TRACKS DOWN THE SOURCE. Return to index of stories...


DOLL MYSTERY-PKG


NEIGHBOR: "I'm terrified right now."

IT WAS A MYSTERY THAT HAD FAMILIES IN THIS QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD SHAKEN. *SOMEONE* WAS LEAVING A SERIES OF PORCELAIN DOLLS -- AT LEAST 8 -- ON FRONT PORCHES ACROSS SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA.

NEIGHBOR: "a friend of mine found one of these china dolls/her daughter has brown hair, tan skin and the doll literally had olive skin and brown hair."

THAT'S RIGHT - ADDING TO THE HORROR MOVIE-LIKE SCENARIO - THE DOLLS ACTUALLY RESEMBLED THE GIRLS IN THE HOMES WHERE THEY WERE LEFT. SOME RESIDENTS WERE TOO SPOOKED TO GO ON CAMERA.

ANONYMOUS NEIGHBOR: "it's really creepy and disturbing. as a mom with a daughter, it freaks me out."

COP: It's obviously very unusual behavior."

EVEN THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE WAS STUMPED

COP: "Is it a practical joke, or what exactly is going on here?"

FOR PARENTS, THE CREEPY SITUATION WAS THE FARTHEST THING FROM CHILD'S PLAY

NEIGHBOR: "i'm actually thinking the worst -- someone creepy watching our children and i'm actually pretty scared about it."

AND JUST AS THE PANIC WAS REACHING FEVER PITCH. IN A TOWN TERRORIZED BY TOYS. LATE LAST NIGHT, AUTHORITIES FOUND THE DOLL DROPPER

. A WOMAN WHO ATTENDS CHURCH WITH THE FAMILIES. ACCORDING TO THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT - HER INTENT WAS GOODWILL.

NEIGHBOR: "That's the way the neighborhood is. You know, People just kinda look out for each other. And they do things for each other."/

"It's nice that people don't have to. really be concerned now. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL SALES-BUBBA


WE TOLD YOU THAT BACK TO SCHOOL SALES WERE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER.

WELL NBC-2 IS FINDING OUT THE EARLY BIRD SALES ARE ALREADY HERE!

NBC'S CHRIS CLACKUM EXPLAINS WHY RETAIL EXPERTS SAY NOW IS THE TIME WHEN YOU CAN GET SOME BIG TIME SAVINGS. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL SALES-PKG


BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING IS A 72-BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY.

WHICH IS WHY SOME STORES GOT AN EARLY JUMP ON SALES THIS SUMMER.BUT AFTER THIS WEEKEND.IT'S NO LONGER CONSIDERED EARLY.

"This is really the weekend.the crowds are gonna start to gather in August, the deals are gonna change"

HOWEVER, A DOWNWARD CHANGE IN THE ECONOMY IS BEHIND A NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION FINDING THAT ONE IN FIVE FAMILIES ACTUALLY PLANS TO SPEND LESS THIS YEAR.

.WHICH EXPLAINS WHY COMPETITION AMONG RETAILERS HAS ALREADY HEATED UP.

"Really deep discounts on wardrobe basics. so blue jeans, socks, underwear, sneakers.these types of items are being heavily discounted."

DAN DICLERICO AT CONSUMER REPORTS. JUST WROTE ABOUT BACK TO SCHOOL SALES THIS SUMMER.AND CAME UP WITH A LOT TO LIKE ESPECIALLY FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS.

"Target and Wal-Mart for example both have huge, very targeted campaigns. so we're seeing some fantastic deals on small appliances. Things like personal blenders, pod coffee makers.things that are very popular with college students."

HE SAYS PRICES ON ELECTRONICS HAVE ALSO BEEN SLASHED 30-50%.TO INCLUDE COMPUTERS.TABLETS.AND CELLPHONES.

AND ADDS THAT CONSUMERS IN THESE 16 STATES.. WILL REALLY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE STARTING MOSTLY NEXT WEEKEND. BECAUSE OF SALES TAX HOLIDAYS.

CHRIS CLACKUM, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL COSTS-BUBBA VO


SO PARENTS, WHAT ARE ALL THE BACK TO SCHOOL COSTS GOING TO ADD UP TO?

A NEW SURVEY FINDS THAT FAMILIES SPEND 659-DOLLARS ON AVERAGE FOR SCHOOL RELATED COSTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

MORE THAN JUST THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL LISTS. IT IS THE EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES DURING THE YEAR THAT REALLY ADD UP.

THEY COST 396-DOLLARS ON AVERAGE THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR.

FIELD TRIPS AND FUNDRAISING DRIVES ARE EXTRA COSTS TOO.

AND PARENTS YOU'RE WORKING HARD TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

THE SURVEY ALSO FOUND THAT THREE IN FOUR PARENTS SAID THEY ARE SPENDING LESS ON ITEMS LIKE CLOTHING, EATING OUT, AND VACATIONS TO COVER THE SCHOOL COSTS. Return to index of stories...


SUN SPLASH CHRISTMAS IN JULY-OC CG


BUT IF THE IDEA OF BACK TO SCHOOL HAS YOUR KIDS MOANING AND GROANING, THERE ARE STILL SOME FUN WAYS TO ENJOY SUMMER.

THIS EVENING SUN SPLASH IN CAPE CORAL WILL KICK OFF CHRISTMAS IN JULY, AND AQUA THEATRE NIGHT.

IT RUNS TODAY THRU JULY 31ST.

COMPLETE WITH HOLIDAY DECORATIONS AND MUSIC, SPECIALTY FOOD ITEMS, VISITS FROM SANTA AND THE CHANCE TO REGISTER TO WIN GREAT PRIZES.

ITS FROM 6 TO 9 TONIGHT FEATURING THE MOVIE "CLOUD NINE." Return to index of stories...


PIRATE FEST-OC VO


AND PIRATES ARE INVADING THE WATERS OF CHARLOTTE HARBOR THIS WEEKEND.

THE FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE PIRATE FEST IN PUNTA GORDA IS FILLED WITH MERMAIDS, FOOD, AND THE OPPPORTUNITY TO HELP CHILDREN IN NEED.

EXPECT TO SEE A PIRATE PARADE, SHIP-TO SHORE BATTLE, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND GAMES FOR ALL AGES.

IT STARTS TODAY AND GOES THROUGH SUNDAY, FAMILIES AND PETS WELCOE.

ADMISSION IS FREE ALTHOUGH A $2 CONTRIBUTION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. Return to index of stories...


BEHIND THE SCENES 50 SHADES-OC


IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE TRAILER YET FOR THE NEW FILM, '50 Shades of Grey' YOU MIGHT BE ONE OF THE FEW WHO HAVEN'T.

IT HAS BEEN MAKING THE MEDIA AND INTERNET ROUNDS SINCE IT WAS RELEASED THURSDAY MORNING.

JEANNE MOOS TAKES A LOOK AT THE HYPE TO DECIDE IF IT'S HOT. OR NOT. Return to index of stories...


BEHIND THE SCENES 50 SHADES-PKG


YOU'D THINK.

50 shades of grey!

THERE WAS SOMETHING TRAIL-BLAZING ABOUT THIS TRAILER.

Mr Grey will see you now.

AND WE FINALLY SEE MR GREY IN ACTION.

WITH BEYONCE AS THE SOUNDTRACK.

I'm incapable of leaving you alone. Then don't.

WHEN THEY PLAYED THE TRAILER ON THE VIEW.

THERE WAS THE REQUISITE FANNING.

SAME THING ON THE TODAY SHOW.

Well what are we supposed to do just go on after that?

EVEN THE CO-STARS LOOKED A LITTLE EMBARRASSED.

What was it like to shoot those scenes?

It's not like a romantic situation, it's more. technical and choreographed, like more of a task wow.

DAKOTA JOHNSON JUST GAVE HER DOMINEERING CO STAR JAMIE DORNAN 50 SHADES OF SHADE CALLING THAT STEAMY SEX A TASK.

THE RELEASE OF THE TRAILER CHURNED UP JUICES ON THE WEB. "PRINCE CHARMING WITH A PERSONALITY DISORDER, JUST WHAT EVERY LITTLE GIRL DREAMS OF"."CAN'T WAIT TO WATCH THIS CHEESY PIECE OF FILTH."

I don't do romance my tastes are very singular.

IT'S BEEN ALMOST 3 YEARS SINCE WOMEN FIRST WENT BALLISTIC OVER THE BOOK.

COMEDIANS HAD A FIELD DAY READING PASSAGES ALOUD.

Oh baby will I ever get enough of you he whispers. Really that's what's in this book?

Well I don't think you use a spatula for that. If you go to Anastasia's house, don't eat pancakes.

IT EVEN INSPIRED A PARODY COOKBOOK. 50 SHADES OF CHICKEN.

I'm going to stretch twine around your breast.

He tells me he's going to stretch me in ways I've never been stretched before.

IT'S ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU GOOSE PIMPLES.

Enlighten me then

BUT WHY SPEND OUR TIME BEMOANING THE TRAILER.WE'LL LEAVE THE MOANING UP TO BEYONCE.

IT'LL LEAVE YOU EITHER MOANING.

OR GROANING.

uhh ohhh uhhh oh

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QUEEN ELIZABETH SELFIE-OC VO


NOW THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL A ROYAL PHOTOBOMB!

LOOK IN THE BACKGROUND OF THIS SELFIE, YOU CAN SEE THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND.

AUSTRALIAN HOCKEY PLAYERS JAYDE TAYLOR AND BROOKE PERIS TOOK THIS PERFECTLY TIMED SHOT OF THE BRITISH MONARCH AT THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES IN GLASGOW.

THE TWO ADMIT THEY TIMED THE SHOT KNOWING HER ROYAL HIGHNESS WAS MOVING INTO VIEW.

THE PHOTO HAS BEEN RETWEETED THOUSANDS OF TIMES, ENCOURAGING COPYCAT ATTEMPTS.

IT ALSO APPEARED ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE BRITISH NEWSPAPER "THE TIMES." Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


CARS VANDALIZED CAUSING HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGES.

NEXT AT FOUR WHY THIS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN A RANDOM CRIME.

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE REASON THESE VEHICLES WERE TARGETED.

PLUS YOU HAVE PROBABLY TRIED TO DECODE SOME VANITY LICENSE PLATES ON THE ROAD.

BUT HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED JUST HOW SOME GET APPROVED?

WE'LL GIVE YOU A UNIQUE LOOK AT THE BIZARRE REASONS SOME PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATES ARE THROWN TO THE CURB. Return to index of stories...


A) BAD PARKING VANDALISM-VO TOPS


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B) REJECTED PLATES-VOTOPS


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TS1) OPERATION BONITA BUST-TRX sstops


HERE ARE YOUR FRIDAY TOP STORIES.

"OPERATION BONITA BLAST."

HERE'S A LOOK AT ALL BUT ONE OF THE CRIMINALS.

A TWO MONTH NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION LED TO THE ARRESTS OF 14 SUSPECTED DRUG DEALERS IN THE BONITA AREA.

OPERATION BONITA BLAST WAS LAUNCHED AS THE RESULT OF NUMEROUS CITIZEN COMPLAINTS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) car fire-VOTOPS


AN EARLY MORNING CAR FIRE THREATENS A HOME IN LEHIGH ACRES

IT HAPPENED AT 36TH STREET

THAT BLACK CAR PARKED IN THE

DRIVE WAY is JUST about 15 FEET AWAY FROM THE GARAGE.

FIRE CREWS SAID THE ENTIRE ENGINE COMPARTMENT WAS ENGULFED IN FLAMES AND MELTED TO A CRISP.

luckily THE FIRE WAS PUT OUT QUICKLY.

NO WORD YET ON WHAT STARTED THIS CAR FIRE.

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TS3) CAPE SEWER-VOTOPS


NBC2 IS KEEPING WATCH OF YOUR TAX DOLLARS IN CAPE CORAL.

RIGHT NOW CREWS ARE WORKING TO REVAMP OLD SEWER LINES IN THE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF THE CITY.

SPECIFICALLY OFF CORAL DRIVE.

A SPECIAL MATERIAL IS BEING PUT INSIDE THE EXISTING CLAY SEWER PIPES. SOME ARE 40 YEARS OLD.

THIS NEW PIPING SHOULD CUT DOWN ON EXCESS WATER LEAKING FROM THE CLAY.

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MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


TAKING ONE LAST LOOK AT THE DOW THIS HOUR. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-3-SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


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