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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ1 A) MOSQUITO APP-SOTVO-WIPE
HLA girl struck by lightning speaks-trx VOTOPS TZ1 B) NAPLES BLOW DRY BAR-VOTOPS
HLB cat gun pic folo-trx SSTOPS TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
HLC naples blow dry bar-trx VOTOPS MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
SEVERE OPEN CLIP-CLIP T2D: PIRATE FEST-2SHOT, SOTVO, SS
FIRST WEATHER-STC T2D: SUN SPLASH XMAS JULY-VIDBXTOPS (2)
BOOTH ALERT-trx FDOT T2D: PUBLIC PARKS FREE PARKING-CG TOPS
GIRL STRUCK BY LIGHTNING GIRL SPEAKS-trx VO in PLA ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
GIRL STRUCK BY LIGHTNING GIRL SPEAKS-SOTVO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TOSS TO DANIELLE-trx SOTVO, E-AniBX TOSS TO HOLLIE-VOPLASMA-LIVE
BONITA DRUG SWEEP-REM-LIVE MOSQUITO APP-REM-LIVE
BONITA DRUG SWEEP-PKG MOSQUITO APP-PKG
BONITA DRUG SWEEP-REM-LIVE MOSQUITO APP-OC
OPERATION MANOR MELTDOWN-trx VOTOPS TOSS TO RISHI-trx 2-SHOT, E-AniBX
NAKED BURGER THEIVES-trx VOTOPS BUCS TRAINING CAMP-LIVE U
CAR FIRE THREATENS HOME-O-AniBX, VO-WIPE BUCS TRAINING CAMP-VO-WIPE
CAR FIRE THREATENS HOME-SOTVO BUCS TRAINING CAMP-LIVE U
CAT GUN PIC FOLO-trx VOTOPS, OC TEASE TWO-OC
TOSS TO DAVE-OC TZ2 A) NAPLES BLOW DRY BAR-VO-WIPE
IMMIGRATION & FL SENATORS-BUBBA TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS
IMMIGRATION & FL SENATORS-BNR-PKG NAPLES BLOW DRY BAR-TC MON, VO in TC MON
IMMIGRATION & FL SENATORS-BUBBA NAPLES BLOW DRY BAR-BNR-PKG
BOOTH ALERT-OC NAPLES BLOW DRY BAR-OC
CRANE COLLAPSE FOLO-trx VOTOPS MAILKEY THEFT BACKUP PKG-OC
ZIMMERMAN NBC APPEAL-VO MAILKEY THEFT BACKUP PKG-BNR-PKG
GUARDIAN AD LITEM-VO-BNR NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
FL BLUEBERRY PROBLEMS-VO A) PA HOSPTIAL SHOOTING-VO-WIPE
TEASE ONE-2SHOT B) TORTOISE ABUSE ARRESTS-VOTOPS


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HLA girl struck by lightning speaks-trx VOTOPS


YOU WATCHED HER STORY UNFOLD AS LIVE BREAKING NEWS -- A TEENAGER STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON THE BEACH.

HER BOYFRIEND CRITICALLY INJURED.

A FAMILY FRIEND KILLED.

NBC2 ANCHOR PETER BUSCH TALKS ONE-ONE-ONE WITH CHELSEA GILL, STILL RECOVERING FRM HER INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


HLB cat gun pic folo-trx SSTOPS


AN NBC2 STORY ABOUT THIS DISTURBING FACEBOOK PICTURE LEADS TO ANSWERS.

THE MAN WANTED FOR QUESTIONING AFTER POSTING THIS SICK SELFIE COMES FORWARD -- SAYING THE CAT IS JUST FINE. Return to index of stories...


HLC naples blow dry bar-trx VOTOPS


BLOW-OUT BARS, ORGANIC FOOD TRUCKS, 24-HOUR DRY-CLEANERS.

IT'S NOT NEW YORK CITY -- IT'S NAPLES.

NBC2 SHOWS YOU HOW BIG CITIES BUSINESSES ARE THRIVING IN NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE OPEN CLIP-CLIP


SEVERE WX CLIP Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-STC


TRACKING WEEKEND RAIN PROSPECTS

Showers and thunderstorms for areas east of I-75 will continue rumbling across the region this afternoon and evening, while widely spotty areas of rain move about our coastal areas.

As the later evening approaches, it will be possible for a passing isolated storm or downpour to build back toward the coast, but coverage of this activity will remain low.

Temperatures tonight will range from the upper 70s along the coast to low and mid 70s east of the interstate.

On Saturday, we'll again stand the opportunity for a coastal shower or thunderstorm in the morning and early afternoon. By the afternoon though, the greatest coverage of rain and thunder will again develop across the interior of the peninsula east of I-75.

Temperatures on Saturday look seasonal with highs ranging from the upper 80s to low 90s along the beaches to mid 90s for areas further inland.

Further into the forecast, we will be keeping close tabs on a mass of dry air that will infiltrate our region. That should help to greatly reduce our rain prospects Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. During this time rain chances will be below seasonal levels and temperatures will be allowed to return to near 94 degrees each afternoon.

TROPICAL UPDATE

No tropical cyclones are active at this time and no organized activity is expected within the next two days. Return to index of stories...


BOOTH ALERT-trx FDOT


WE ALSO HAVE A RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC ALERT HAPPENING RIGHT NOW ON I-75.

DEBRIS OF SOME SORT IS IN THE ROADWAY ON 75 NORTHBOUND AT BONITA BEACH ROAD HAS TRAFFIC AT A STANDSTILL.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW LONG THE BACKUP IS EXPECTED -- COUNT ON US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED. Return to index of stories...


GIRL STRUCK BY LIGHTNING GIRL SPEAKS-trx VO in PLA


FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE A BOLT OF LIGHTNING LITERALLY CHANGED HER LIFE -- WE ARE HEARING FROM THE 16 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO SURVIVED.

CHELSEA GILL WAS WALKING ALONG FORT MYERS BEACH TUESDAY WITH HER BOYFRIEND,

14-YEAR OLD ZAC LATAWIEC --

AND FAMILY FRIEND, 41-YEAR OLD SCOTT WILCOX WHEN LIGHTNING STRUCK.

WILCOX DIED FROM HIS INJURIES.

ZAC IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

CHELSEA HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL -- BUT IS STAYING THERE BY HER BOYFRIEND'S SIDE.

SHE TALKED WITH NBC2 ANCHOR PETER BUSCH ABOUT HER ORDEAL WITHIN THE PAST HOUR -- AND WHAT SHE REMEMBERS ABOUT THAT DAY. Return to index of stories...


GIRL STRUCK BY LIGHTNING GIRL SPEAKS-SOTVO


.the lightning strike

PETER ALSO TALKED WITH ZAC'S MOTHER AT THE HOSPITAL --

HER SON IS IN A COMA RIGHT NOW -- DOCTORS SAY THERE'S LIKELY PERMENENT BRAIN DAMAGE.

TONIGHT AT 6 -- YOU'LL HEAR FROM HER ABOUT THE INCREDIBLY SAD STRUGGLE SHE'S HAVING RIGHT NOW -- TOUGH DECISIONS SHE'S LIKELY TO FACE IN THE COMING DAYS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO DANIELLE-trx SOTVO, E-AniBX


FOR THE SECOND TIME IN TWO MONTHS --

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES RAID A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NEIGHBORHOOD -- TO GET SUSPECTED DRUG DEALERS OFF THE STREETS.

"I think they need to be doing a lot more of that around here."

THIS TIME THE FOCUS IS IN SOUTH LEE COUNTY.

14 SUSPECTED DRUG DEALERS ARE IN JAIL -- AS PART OF "OPERATION BONITA BLAST."

AND DEPUTIES SAY THEY'RE NOT DONE YET.

NBC 2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS LIVE IN BONITA SPRINGS -- DANIELLE, HOW MANY MORE PEOPLE ARE DEPUTIES LOOKING FOR? Return to index of stories...


BONITA DRUG SWEEP-REM-LIVE


THE SEARCH IS ON TO TRACK DOWN 5 MORE SUSPECTS IN THIS EFFORT -- ALL WANTED FOR ALLEGEDLY DEALING DRUGS ON THESE STREETS. Return to index of stories...


BONITA DRUG SWEEP-PKG


FOURTEEN--

shuffle through mugs

FROM AGES 18 TO 49 YEAR OLD-- BUSTED.

SCOTT LINEBERGER

SERGEANT, LCSO

"When we take somebody off the streets who is a drug seller or using

drugs that's an accomplishment for the entire community."

THE TWO MONTH INVESTIGATION CALLED, 'OPERATION BONITA BLAST' AIMED TO

TRACK DOWN AND ARREST MORE THAN A DOZEN MEN AND WOMEN-- WHO DEPUTIES

SAY-- HAD POT, COCAINE, HEROIN AND OPIATES ON THEM AND WANTED TO SELL

IT.

Roger Davidon

Bonita Springs Resident

"I think they need to be doing that a lot more around the Bonita area."

BONITA SPRINGS RESIDENT ROGER DAVIDSON WANTS IT OUT OF HIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

Roger Davidon

Bonita Springs Resident

"That kind of crime increasing and just I think people are aware of

what's going on now."

THE SHERIFFS OFFICE SAYS IT WAS THAT MINDSET THAT LAUNCHED THE

INVESTIGATION IN THE FIRST PLACE.

SCOTT LINEBERGER

SERGEANT, LCSO

"We take complaints very seriously. We look into them and this was a

result of those complaints."

WE DID SOME DIGGING AND UNCOVERED SOME OF THE SUSPECTS CAUGHT IN THE

OPERATION ARE REPEAT OFFENDERS.BUSTED AND ACCUSED OF DEALING

*AGAIN.*

Roger Davidon

Bonita Springs Resident

"I think it helps out everybody to tell you the truth.

OPERATION BONITA BLAST ISNT OVER YET.

TONIGHT FOUR SUSPECTS ARE STILL ON THE STREETS.WANTED FOR

POSSESSION AND SALE OF DRUGS.

Roger Davidon

Bonita Springs Resident

"I think they're in hiding. I think they'll catch them sooner or later."

SCOTT LINEBERGER

SERGEANT, LCSO

"We're actively searching for them." Return to index of stories...


BONITA DRUG SWEEP-REM-LIVE


ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THE WHEREABOUTS OF THOSE FIVE SUSPECTS ARE ASKED TO CALL THE SHERIFFS OFFICE OR CRIMESTOPPERS.

LIVE IN BONITA SPRINGS DANIELLE KOLENIAK, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


OPERATION MANOR MELTDOWN-trx VOTOPS


JUST LAST MONTH -- LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED NEARLY 30 SUSPECTED DRUG DEALERS IN THE PINE MANOR NEIGHBORHOOD.

CALLED "OPERATION MANOR MELTDOWN" -- THE CRACKDOWN FOCUSED ON GETTING COCAINE, HEROIN AND PILLS OFF THE STREETS.

NBC 2 WAS THERE AS DEPUTIES SEARCHED 9 HOMES --

AND TOOK PEOPLE AWAY IN HANDCUFFS. Return to index of stories...


NAKED BURGER THEIVES-trx VOTOPS


JUST INTO OUR NEWSROOM WITHIN THE LAST HOUR --

NEW SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF THE NAKED BURGER THIEVES ON BONITA BEACH.

DEPUTIES SAY THREE MEN BROKE INTO DOC'S BEACH HOUSE RESTAURANT EARLY SUNDAY MORNING -- IN THEIR UNDERWEAR.

THEN -- AS YOU CAN SEE -- THEY STRIPPED DOWN TO NOTHING.

AND TOOK OFF WITH BURGERS AND BACON. LEAVING THEIR UNDER GARMENTS BEHIND

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION -- YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL CRIME STOPPERS Return to index of stories...


CAR FIRE THREATENS HOME-O-AniBX, VO-WIPE


A CAR FIRE THREATENED TO BURN DOWN A HOME THIS MORNING IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THIS IS ALL THAT'S LEFT OF THE CAR PARKED IN A DRIVEWAY ON 36TH STREET SOUTHWEST -- ABOUT 15 FEET FROM THE HOUSE --

THE OWNER TOLD US HE GOT A CALL THIS MORNING -- TELLING HIM HIS CAR ENGINE WAS ON FIRE. Return to index of stories...


CAR FIRE THREATENS HOME-SOTVO


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

-- INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE CAUSE.

BUT IT DOESN'T APPEAR TO BE SUSPICIOUS. Return to index of stories...


CAT GUN PIC FOLO-trx VOTOPS, OC


WE HAVE NEW INFORMATION TONIGHT ON A STORY A LOT OF YOU ARE ASKING ABOUT.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL TELLS US OFFICERS ARE NOW TALKING WITH THE MAN IN THIS PICTURE.

THOMAS MCGUINNESS WAS INVESTIGATED FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY -- AFTER HE POSTED THIS ON FACEBOOK.

ANIMAL CONTROL RECEIVED SEVERAL TIPS -- AFTER OUR STORY AIRED LAST NIGHT.

OFFICIALS SAY MCGUINNESS HAS APOLOGIZED --

HE SAYS THE CAT AND HIS OTHER PETS ARE FINE.

IF MCGUINNESS ONLY POSTED THIS PICTURE OF THE CAT -- AND DID NOTHING ELSE TO IT, WE FOUND HE CANNOT BE PUNISHED. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO DAVE-OC


FLORIDA SENATOR MARCO RUBIO IS CALLING FOR AN END TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S PROGRAM THAT GRANTS LEGAL STATUS TO YOUNG IMMIGRANTS.

THIS AS THOUSANDS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FLOOD THE US-MEXICO BORDER.

BUT HIS COMMENTS DON'T STOP THERE.

NBC-2S DAVE ELIAS JOINS US IN STUDIO WITH MORE ON THE CRISIS. Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRATION & FL SENATORS-BUBBA


THERE'S A BIG PUSH TO LET MANY OF THE CHILDREN COMING INTO THE COUNTRY ILLEGALY STAY HERE.

THEY ARGUE IT'S THE HUMANE THING TO DO.

MARCO RUBIO, THE SON OF CUBAN IMMIGRANT PARENTS, DISAGREES. Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRATION & FL SENATORS-BNR-PKG


THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN CROSSING THE BORDER INTO THE UNITED STATES.

IT'S SPARKING OUTRAGE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE.

marco Rubio / The only way you're going to stop this is returning people to their home countries.

RUBIO TALKING ON FOX NEWS THURSDAY.

FLORIDA SENATOR BILL NELSON IS TAKING A SOFTER APPROACH ON THE MATTER.

02:04 we're going to treat these children in a humanitarian way. They're going to get medical treatment and a safe place to stay. 02:15

TEXAS GOVERNOR IS SENDING NATIONAL GUARD TO THE BORDER TO DEAL WITH THE CRISIS.

ricardo skerrett / 03:17:41 I think it's insane.

RICARDO SKERRETT IS AN IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY IN FORT MYERS.

03:18:05 The state always takes into consideration what is in the best interest of the child. 03;18:08

HE ARGUES THE CHILDREN SHOULD BE GRANTED A PATH TO CITIZENSHIP AND NOT BE DEPORTED.

carl Rothrock/Attorney / 02:16:02 They're issuing notices to a appear to these kids and very very few are showing up. They're disappearing and going undeground. 02:16:10

ROTHROCK SAYS ABOUT THREE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS A DAY WALK INTO HIS OFFICE.

WHILE NONE ARE FROM EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA OR HONDORUS, HE SAYS IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM THOSE COUNTRIES SHOW UP HERE.

02:17:52 I would suspect they'll make their way to florida. The economy here in south florida is booming and I would suspect some folks are giong to migrate to this part of the state. Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRATION & FL SENATORS-BUBBA


G

A NEW CNN POLL INDICATES A MAJORITY OF THOSE SURVEYED SUPPORT MAKING IT EASIER TO RETURN MIGRANT KIDS TO THEIR COUNTRIES.

THE POLL ALSO SHOWS A MAJORITY OF PEOPLE CONSIDER THESE CHILDREN AS REFUGEES RATHER THAN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

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


BOOTH ALERT-OC


BREAKING NEWS OUT OF PUNTA GORDA --

RIGHT NOW -- POLICE ARE ON THE SCENE OF A BANK ROBBERY --

AT THE BANK OF AMERICA ON U-S 41 AND MADRID.

NBC 2 HAS LEARNED -- AN ARMED GUNMA WALKED INTO THE BANK DEMANDING MONEY -- AND THEN, TOOK OFF TO THE PUBLIX SHOPPING PLAZA.

RIGHT NOW -- POLICE ARE SEARCHING THE AREA WITH K-9S.

WE'LL KEEP YOU UPDATED. Return to index of stories...


CRANE COLLAPSE FOLO-trx VOTOPS


AN NBC2 UPDATE -

TONIGHT -- POWER HAS BEEN RESTORED TO THE U-S 41 CORRIDOR IN PORT CHARLOTTE AND A CONSTRUCTION CRANE IS BACK UPRIGHT.

CREWS WORKED THROUGH THE NIGHT TO SECURE THE CRANE.

COUNTY OFFICIALS TELL NBC 2 -- IT LOOKS LIKE THE GROUND NEAR A RETAINING WALL GAVE WAY YESTERDAY AFTERNOON --

AND THE CRANE FELL ONTO SOME POWER LINES.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

CONSTRUCTION WORKERS ARE DUE BACK ON SITE MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


ZIMMERMAN NBC APPEAL-VO


IT'S GEORGE ZIMMERMAN VERSUS NBC -- ROUND TWO.

THE FORMER NEIGBHORHOOD WATCHMAN FILED AN APPEAL THIS WEEK IN HIS DEFAMATION LAWSUIT.

HE CLAIMS SHORTLY AFTER THE SHOOTING DEATH OF TRAYVON MARTIN -- THE NETWORK EDITED A STORY TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE HE WAS RACIST.

A JUDGE DISMISSED THE CASE LAST MONTH -- SAYING ZIMMERMAN FAILED TO SHOW THE NETWORK ACTED WITH MALICE. Return to index of stories...


GUARDIAN AD LITEM-VO-BNR


THERE'S A DIRE NEED FOR CHILD ADVOCATES IN LEE COUNTY COURT CASES -- AND NBC 2 VIEWERS RESPONDED IN A BIG WAY.

WE TOLD YOU LAST NIGHT --

THE NUMBER OF CHILD COURT CASES IS UP --

BUT MANY OF THESE CHILDREN DON'T HAVE ADVOCATES LOOKING OUT FOR THEIR BEST INTEREST.

VOICES FOR KIDS TELLS US -- MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE CALLED THIS MORNING TO DONATE MONEY --

OR SIGN UP TO BE A GUARDIAN AD LITEM.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING -- GO TO NBC DASH-TWO DOT-COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


FL BLUEBERRY PROBLEMS-VO


THERE IS WORD FLORIDA'S BLUEBERRY CROP IS IN DANGER!

GROWERS SAY IT'S ALL DUE TO SHORTAGE OF PINE BARK.

LIMESTONE IN PARTS OF FLORIDA LEAVE THE SOIL TOO ALKALINE FOR BLUEBERRIES --

SO, GROWERS RELY ON LAYERS OF PINE BARK TO LOWER THE P-H.

A SMALLER CROP MEANS YOU'LL LIKELY BE PAYING HIGHER PRICES AT THE GROCERY STORE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


DO YOU FIND YOURSELF IN A NEVER ENDING BATTLE TO KEEP THE MOSQUITOS AWAY.

NOW -- THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!

BUT DOES IT REALLY WORK?

Amy Redford, Lehigh Acres

11:30-

"I'd probably be stupid enough to try it!"

Robert Pacheco, Lehigh Acres

10:22-

"Thats weird, I don't know if it will work."

NBC 2 PUTS THE MOSQUITO SONIC REPELLER TO THE TEST -- NEXT AT 5. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) MOSQUITO APP-SOTVO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) NAPLES BLOW DRY BAR-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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T2D: PIRATE FEST-2SHOT, SOTVO, SS


ITS FRIDAY, TIME TO MAKE PLANS FOR THE WEEKEND.

HERE IS A LIST OF SOME THINGS TO DO --

PIRATES ARE INVADING THE WATERS OF CHARLOTTE HARBOR,

"Come on down we're gonna have a great time, you can come as you arrrrgh but it's always more fun when you dress as a pirate."

THE FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE PIRATE FEST KICKED OFF THIS AFTERNOON IN PUNTA GORDA.

THERE'S A PIRATE PARADE --

A SHIP TO SHORE BATTLE --

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND GAMES FOR ALL AGES.

THE PIRATE BALL IS TONIGHT.

THE FESTIVAL IS FREE -- BUT A 2-DOLLAR CONTRIBUTION IS APPRECIATED.

IT RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


T2D: SUN SPLASH XMAS JULY-VIDBXTOPS (2)


CHRISTMAS IN JULY KICKS OFF TONIGHT AT SUN SPLASH IN CAPE CORAL --COMPLETE WITH HOLIDAY DECORATIONS AND MUSIC --

VISITS FROM SANTA --

AND CHANCES TO WIN GREAT PRIZES.

THE CELEBRATION RUNS THROUGH JULY 31ST.

TONIGHT IS ALSO AQUA THEATER NIGHT.

THE SPLASH PARK IS SHOWING THE MOVIE "CLOUD NINE" FROM 6 TO 9. Return to index of stories...


T2D: PUBLIC PARKS FREE PARKING-CG TOPS


PARKING IS FREE THIS WEEKEND AT LEE COUNTY PARKS AND SWIMMING POOLS -- FROM BONITA BEACH TO SANIBEL.

IT'S ALL PART OF NATIONAL PARKS AND REC MONTH.

FIND A COMPLETE LIST OF "THINGS 2 DO" -- ON OUR WEBSITE, NBC DASH-2 DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


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.

TRACKING WEEKEND RAIN PROSPECTS

Showers and thunderstorms for areas east of I-75 will continue rumbling across the region this afternoon and evening, while widely spotty areas of rain move about our coastal areas.

As the later evening approaches, it will be possible for a passing isolated storm or downpour to build back toward the coast, but coverage of this activity will remain low.

Temperatures tonight will range from the upper 70s along the coast to low and mid 70s east of the interstate.

On Saturday, we'll again stand the opportunity for a coastal shower or thunderstorm in the morning and early afternoon. By the afternoon though, the greatest coverage of rain and thunder will again develop across the interior of the peninsula east of I-75.

Temperatures on Saturday look seasonal with highs ranging from the upper 80s to low 90s along the beaches to mid 90s for areas further inland.

Further into the forecast, we will be keeping close tabs on a mass of dry air that will infiltrate our region. That should help to greatly reduce our rain prospects Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. During this time rain chances will be below seasonal levels and temperatures will be allowed to return to near 94 degrees each afternoon.

TROPICAL UPDATE

No tropical cyclones are active at this time and no organized activity is expected within the next two days. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO HOLLIE-VOPLASMA-LIVE


RIGHT NOW -- MOSQUITOES ARE EVERYWHERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

BUT A NEW SMARTPHONE APP CLAIMS IT STOPS THE PESKY BUGS IN THEIR TRACKS -- BY USING A HIGH PITCH SOUND ONLY MOSQUITOES CAN HEAR.

IS IT TOO GOO TO BE TRUE?

NBC2 HOLLIE HOJEK JUST PUT THE APP TO THE TEST. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO APP-REM-LIVE


WE TEAMED UP WITH LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL TO SEE IT THIS MOSQUITO

REPELLANT APP REALLY WORKS!

IT TOOK US LESS THAN 30 SECONDS TO FIND OUT. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO APP-PKG


NATS - BUZZING

THE BUZZING -- THE BITING -- THE CONSTANT IRRITATION OF MOSQUITOES -- GONE WITH A CELL PHONE APP?

Amy Redford, Lehigh Acres

:10:57 its crazy, itd be nice! for as many of them that are out here!

Robert Pacheco, Lehigh Acres

:09:42 is it something you would try. um maybe.

THERE'S NOT MUCH TO IT.

THE DEVELOPER SAYS THE APP EMITS A HIGH PITCHED FREQUENCY- ONLY MOSQUITOES CAN HEAR.

THE MOSQUITOES DON'T LIKE THE SOUND- SO THEY STAY AWAY.

YOU TAP THE ICON WHEN YOU WANT IT TO START-

AND YOU CAN PICK THE DIFFERENT FREQUENCY BASED ON HOW BAD THE MOSQUITOES ARE.

Amy Redford, Lehigh Acres

:11:28 maybe it does work then? i'd probably be stupid enough to try it! haha

BUTT SOT

Robert Pacheco, Lehigh Acres

:10:22 thats weird, I don't know if it will work.

:03

hollie hojek stand up.

"We were skeptical too. So before you go and throw out all your

mosquito repellant--nat pop-

we checked in with lee county mosquito control to see if this app

really works!"

Shelly Redovan

:15:17 ready?

Yup

Hollie-Moment of truth.

SHELLY REDOVAN WITH LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL GOT US UP CLOSE AND

PERSONAL WITH SOME MOSQUITOES TO SEE HOW THEY REACTED WHEN THE APP WENT

OFF--

Shelly Redovan

:15:3O see they like it.

IN OUR QUICK- NOT EXACTLY SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT-

WE FOUND OUT IT DIDN'T WORK TO WELL.

THE MOSQUITOES SWARMED THE PHONE.

:15:30 you see them on the phone!

REDOVAN SAID YOU DONT WANT TO RISK YOUR HEALTH ON SOMETHING THAT ISNT

PROVEN TO WORK.

Shelly Redovan, Lee County mosquito control

Shelly Redovan, mosquito control

:21:22 even if its just a 1.99 I don't want to waste that 1.99 on

something that doesn't work.

Hollie- So stick with the repellant?

Shelly-Be safe use repellant, Long sleeves, use the old stand bys that

we know work. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO APP-OC


HOLLIE HOJEK REPORTING

MOSQUITO CONTROL HAS CONDUCTED ITS OWN SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS WITH UNIVERSITIES IN THE PAST TO SEE IF APPS LIKE THIS ONE WORK.

THOSE RESULTS SHOWED THE APPS WERE NOT EFFECTIVE EITHER. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO RISHI-trx 2-SHOT, E-AniBX


NEW AT 5 --

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

SEVERAL NFL TEAMS HIT THE GRIDIRON TODAY -- FOR THE FIRST DAY OF TRAINING CAMP --

NBC 2'S RISHI BARRAN IS IN TAMPA -- AS THE BUCS GET READY TO START THEIR SEASON --

AND ONE PLAYER THIS YEAR IS A FAMILIAR FACE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

RISHI? Return to index of stories...


BUCS TRAINING CAMP-LIVE U


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BUCS TRAINING CAMP-VO-WIPE


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BUCS TRAINING CAMP-LIVE U


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TEASE TWO-OC


THEY'RE BUSINESSES YOU USUALLY SEE IN BIG CITIES --

BUT NAPLES?

NEXT AT 5 --

HOW SOME UNIQUE TRENDS ARE FINDING THEIR WAY TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

AND THRIVING. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) NAPLES BLOW DRY BAR-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS


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NAPLES BLOW DRY BAR-TC MON, VO in TC MON


FORBES MAGAZINE JUST RELEASED A LIST OF BEST CITIES FOR FUTURE JOB GROWTH IN 20-14 WITH NAPLES IN FIRST PLACE.

AND IT LOOKS LIKE THE ECONOMY THERE IS SUPPORTING OTHER TRENDS TOO.

NBC-2'S SOPHIE NIELSEN-KOLDING UNCOVERED SOME UNIQUE BUSINESSES USUALLY FOUND IN BIG CITIES -- NOW THRIVING IN NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BLOW DRY BAR-BNR-PKG


*takepkg*

HAIR WASHING NAT

IT'S A SALON… *NAT* BUT YOU CAN'T GET CUTS OR COLOR HERE.

0646 I was so excited about the concept of the blow dry bars which are in a lot of the big cities,

AIR BAR IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN NAPLES… WHERE PEOPLE GET A WASH, SCALP MASSAGE AND THEN STYLING WITH A BLOW DRYER FOR ABOUT 40 BUCKS.

0825 Women of Naples want to look good, they're concerned about how they look, um they also have the means and can afford getting blowouts.

ABOUT 30 CUSTOMERS A DAY- AND THEYRE EXPECTING MORE AS FALL ROLLS AROUND.

JUST LIKE NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR- THE FIRST TIDE DRY CLEANER IN FLORIDA.

DRY CLEANER NAT*

Robert Lyons OWNER Tide Laundry 1517 we use a process called green earth it's a silicon based cleaner it's much gentler on your clothes and the environment. 6

STANDUP - 2206 the other thing that makes this dry cleaner unique is it's 24 hours, people can drop off their clothes here at any time, and if they're picking up, they can do that too and pay with their credit card.

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Robert Lyons 1707 it's been a very successful first year we're very excited about the way it went, so much so that we're opening a second location in Bonita Springs in October. 8

WALK AROUND NEW YORK CITY AND YOU WON'T BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND ONE OF THESE. BUT THIS ORGANICALLY TWISTED FOOD TRUCK WAS ONE OF THE FIRST IN NAPLES- AND A LINE IS COMMON…

john hart- food truck owner

2423 go to the people that might not be able to go to restaurants so they can come get a chance to eat healthy food that's good for them. 5

OWNER- JOHN HART SAYS THERE'S A WORKFORCE THAT'S LOOKING FOR THAT KIND OF CONVENIENCE. PLUS….

2520 everyone tells me to go everywhere else but I'd rather stay here in naples. 3

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THE TIDE DRY CLEANER SAYS IT HIRED 7 MORE PEOPLE TO KEEP UP WITH DEMAND DURING ITS FIRST YEAR.

IT NOW HAS 17 EMPLOYEES.

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TONIGHT -- THE U-S POSTAL SERVICE IS SEARCHING FOR TWO MEN WHO STOLE A MASTER KEY FROM A POSTAL WORKER IN SOUTH FLORIDA --

AND THEY'RE OFFERING A 15-THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD.

ROGER LOHSE HAS THE STORY.

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Just upset and shocked and wished I could have throwed something at them.

SHE NEVER GOT A LOOK AT THE GUYS. IT HAPPENED TOO FAST. THE TWO BEEN APPROACHED HER FROM BEHIND AS SHE WAS DROPPING MAIL IN THE BOX AT THIS 4-PLEX ON NORTHEAST TENTH AVENUE THURSDAY AFTERNOON. THE CROOKS AFTER ONLY ONE THING. THE MASTER KEY THAT OPENS ALL OF THESE MULTI-TENANT MAILBOXES IN THE AREA.

Reporter: What did they do? They just grabbed you.

They put me in a choke hold, and put me on the ground and ran off.

Reporter: A choke hold?

Yeah, they had me around my neck, put me on the ground after they took the keys and ran.

POSTAL INSPECTORS WENT DOOR-TO-DOOR IN THE QUIET NORTH MIAMI NEIGHBORHOOD THIS MORNING, PASSING OUT FLIERS AND WARNING RESIDENTS TO KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THEIR MAIL AND THEIR CREDIT REPORTS. YOU SEE THE CROOKS WANT TO USE THAT MASTER KEY TO GET YOUR MAIL SO THEY CAN GET YOUR IDENTITY.

They'll steal your information. They'll apply online for credit cards, banking information, benefits, what have you, and they usually have that information mailed to an address or a location where they pretty much have control over it.

NEIGHBORS APPRECIATE THE HEADS-UP.

If anybody comes here and we don't know them, we have to call the police

Hopefully they're not violent and, you know, they're not out there to hurt anybody.

THE VICTIM SAYS HER NECK IS PRETTY SORE TODAY FROM THAT VIOLENT CHOKE HOLD SHE ENDURED, AND THE RELATIVE SAFETY SHE FEELS WORKING AS A MAIL CARRIER? WELL, THAT'S A LITTLE BRUISED, TOO.

I'm fearful, but you know, what can you do?

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NEW DETAILS AT 5-30 ABOUT A HOSPITAL SHOOTING IN PENNSYLVANIA THAT COULD'VE BEEN MUCH WORSE.

THE EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THE PSYCHIATRIST WHO SHOT THE GUNMAN SAVED DOZENS OF LIVES.

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A) PA HOSPTIAL SHOOTING-VO-WIPE


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B) TORTOISE ABUSE ARRESTS-VOTOPS


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