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DIRECTORS PAGE TEASE ONE
NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS TZ1 A) pilot emergency training-2SH, SOTVO
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
PLANE CRASH SETUP-VO IN PLASMA 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
PLANE CRASH SETUP-TBXTOPS, ZM STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
VENICE PLANE CRASH-SAT-LIVE ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
VENICE PLANE CRASH-BNR-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
VENICE PLANE CRASH-SAT-LIVE PILOT EMERGENCY TRAINING-2 SHOT
GIRL CONDITION IN TAMPA-OC PILOT EMERGENCY TRAINING-BNR-PKG
GIRL CONDITION IN TAMPA-trxLL-PKG NAPLES WATER CHANGES-OC
DETAILS ABOUT THE PILOT-OC, SS, OC BAYSHORE EXIT I75-trxOC, SS
DETAILS ABOUT THE PILOT-SOTVO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
COVERAGE WRAP-OC SPORTS
ZAC STATUS UPDATE-trxVO, (2) SS NICHOLS HONORS-VOTOPS
DECISION 2014-CLIP GEORGE MCNEILL-ON CAM
MARIJUANA Q POLL-TC MON RVL HENKE BERG PRO AM-NATSVO
LEE CO. SCHOOL FIRE DRILLS-OC, VIDBOX HENKE BERG PRO AM-SOT
CAPE FRAUD ALERT-trxOC HENKE BERG PRO AM-CG-VOBOX
FMB EVACUATION PLAN-OC, OANIBX JASON LANE-ON CAM
FMB EVACUATION PLAN-BNR-PKG PADRES BRAVES-VOTOPS
HURRICANE PASSES-OC MANNING DANCES-ON CAM
CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-trxOC MANNING DANCES-VOTOPS
CAPE CORAL STREET LIGHT PROPOSAL-OC, SS, VO SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
CAPE CORAL STREET LIGHT PROPOSAL-SOTVO AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
NAPLES POND WATER TESTING-OC, VO 11 PM TEASE-OC, VO
NAPLES POND WATER TESTING-SOTVO CAPE DAD $500K LOTTO WINNER-OC
SHELL FACTORY MONEY-OC, VO CLOSE-4SHOT
SHELL FACTORY MONEY-SOTVO  


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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


Team Coverage

Family Tragedy

A FAMILY VACATION END WITH A HORRIFIC TRAGEDY.

A FATHER AND HIS 9 YEAR OLD GIRL, WALKING A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BEACH ARE HIT BY A PLANE MAKING AN EMERGENCY LANDING.

11:38 "sir how long for an ambulance? We need somebody now! 11:40

NBC-2 HAS TEAM COVERAGE, HOW DID IT HAPPEN, WHO WAS FLYING THE PLANE, AND

A LOOK AT THE FATHER AND ARMY SERGEANT WHO DIED CELEBRATING HIS WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

13:54 Being in shallow water you're at no further risk in the sand than doing a water landing. 13:59

05:18 If the people walking were not facing the aircraft they may not have even seen it coming. 05:22

AND WE TALK TO OTHER PILOTS WHO SAY A JUST SLIGHT CHANGE IN THE LANDING WOULD LIKELY HAVE MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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PLANE CRASH SETUP-VO IN PLASMA


THE VIDEO IS SURREAL.

A PLANE MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON A SOUTWHEST FLORIDA BEACH.

IT KILLED A DAD AND CRITICALLY INJURED HIS 9 YEAR OLD GIRL.

THE GEORGIA FAMILY WAS ON VACATION IN VENICE CELEBRATING THEIR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CRASH SETUP-TBXTOPS, ZM


WE TRAVELED TO SAINT PETERSBURG WHERE the LITTLE GIRL IS STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE,

AND WE UNCOVER DETAILS ABOUT HER FATHER, AN ARMY SERGEANT, AND TOUCHING POST ON FACEBOOK TO HIS WIFE. SHORTLY BEFORE HE DIED.

BUT WE BEGIN WITH NBC-2'S JOE ROETZ LIVE ON THE BEACH WHERE IT HAPPENED.

JOE - YOU SHOW US LIVE PICTURES WITHIN THE LAST HOUR OF INVESTIGATORS REMOVING THE PLANE FROM THE BEACH Return to index of stories...


VENICE PLANE CRASH-SAT-LIVE


- scene setter of plane.

- it's off to a secure location to find the real answers as to what went so horribly wrong. Return to index of stories...


VENICE PLANE CRASH-BNR-PKG


Take pkg

30-36

He tried to make an approach and won't make the airport- he'll be on the beach.

911 calls paint a tragic scene unfolding in the skies over Sarasota county.

Take sot

1:25-30

He declared an emergency and is not responding. Trying to figure out how many souls on board.

Karl kokomoor- pilot this small plane. Saying he lost power and needed to make a crash landing.

Take sot

Never in my life did I think something like that would happen.

The pictures say it all-

Onlookers rush to save 9 year old oceana irizarrys life as she lies in the sand.

Bryan Gifford was one of the first to reach her.

He says he knew right away it was too late for her father ommy.

Take sot

705-9

He was unconscious and barely clinging to life.

Gifford spoke with us today by phone- about his efforts to help.

Take sot

553-58

I'm holding her head and neck to stabilize her and keep her airway open.

Today crews pulled the plane from the gulf - making it's way to land.

FAA investigators and NTSB wrapping part of their investigation on the sand.

It's a beach earl Barrett walks daily.

350-56

Mos

I'm very lucky. It could've been me. Such a tragedy I don't even know what to say.

A thought shared by everyone- including those who rushed to save a life of a little girl.

906-15

She's a year younger than my son and we were two seconds of flight time from this being us. Return to index of stories...


VENICE PLANE CRASH-SAT-LIVE


- NTSB says it will conduct a thorough investigation, which could take up to a year. Return to index of stories...


GIRL CONDITION IN TAMPA-OC


NBC-2'S HOLLIE HOJEK CONTINUES OUR TEAM COVERAGE.

SHE TRAVELED TO ALL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN SAINT PETE WHERE THE GIRL IS RECOVERING.

SHE LEARNED THE FATHER POSTED A TOUCHING TRIBUTE TO HIS FAMILY ON FACEBOOK, SHORTLY BEFORE HE WAS KILLED. Return to index of stories...


GIRL CONDITION IN TAMPA-trxLL-PKG


TONIGHT 9 YEAR OLD OCEANA IRIZARRY IS BEING TREATED HERE AT ALL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL -- AT LAST CHECK, SHE WAS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. THE FAMILY HAS REQUESTED THAT NO FURTHER UPDATES BE GIVEN TO THE MEDIA.

TODAY WE'VE LEARNED OCEANA'S FATHER SGT. FIRST CLASS OMMY IRIZARRY WAS A SOLDIER IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY, STATIONED AT FORT STEWART GEORGIA FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS.

THEY WERE SPENDING LAST WEEK HERE IN FLORIDA FOR A FAMILY VACATION.

IRIZARRY AND HIS WIFE REBECCA WERE ALSO CELEBRATING

THEIR 9 YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

PICTURES ON THE FAMILIES FACEBOOK PAGE SHOW THEM ALL HAVING A GREAT

TIME ON VACATION WITH LOTS OF SMILES--

AND HAPPY MOMENTS IN THE WATER.

MOMENTS BEFORE THE CRASH, EAR IZ ARE REE EVEN POSTED A COMMENT ON FACEBOOK ABOUT HOW MUCH HE LOVED HIS WIFE AND HOW HE COULDN'T WAIT TO SPEND 100 MORE YEARS

TOGETHER.

THE MAJOR GENERAL OF HIS INFANTRY DIVISION RELEASED THIS STATEMENT TO US TONIGHT SAYING QUOTE.

This is a heart-wrenching situation, especially losing a loved one while

on vacation to celebrate a family milestone. Our thoughts and

prayers are with the Irizarry family."

WERE TOLD FORT STEWART IS SENDING A CASUALTY ASSISTANCE OFFICER HERE

TO SAINT PETE. - TO HELP WITH ANYTHING THE FAMILY MAY NEED IN THIS

EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TIME.

REPORTING IN ST PETERSBURG FLORIDA HH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


DETAILS ABOUT THE PILOT-OC, SS, OC


TODAY, WE'VE LEARNED THE PILOT IS THE PRESIDENT OF AN ENGINEERING FIRM IN VENICE.

KARL KOKOMOOR'S BUSINESS, DMK ASSOCIATES RELEASED A STATEMENT TODAY.

IT SAYS THE COMPANY IS PRAYING FOR OCEANA'S RECOVERY. AND KOKOMOOR IS COOPERATING WITH AVIATION OFFICIALS AND THEIR INVESTIGATION.

HE DID NOT ANSWER HIS DOOR WHEN WE WENT TO HIS HOUSE TODAY, BUT NEIGHBORS TOLD US HE WAS A COMPETENT PILOT. Return to index of stories...


DETAILS ABOUT THE PILOT-SOTVO


Ed Smith, Neighbor

nice guy, that's all I can say, he always has time to talk to you, and say hello and whatever

HE AND THE PASSENGER DAVID THEEN LIVE ON THE SAME STREET, RIGHT NEXT BUCHAN AIRPORT, A SMALL COUNTY-OWNED AIRSTRIP.

NEIGHBORS SAY THE PLANE IS KEPT IN A HANGAR ON THEEN'S PROPERTY. Return to index of stories...


COVERAGE WRAP-OC


COMING UP AFTER ROBERT'S FIRST ALERT FORECAST, EXPERIENCED PILOTS EXPLAIN EMERGENCY LANDING PROTOCOL AND WHY ONE ADJUSTMENT YESTERDAY COULD HAVE MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE. Return to index of stories...


ZAC STATUS UPDATE-trxVO, (2) SS


WE HAVE NEW DETAILS ABOUT ONE OF THE TEENS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH LAST WEEK.

I TALKED TO ZAC LATAWIEC'S MOM THIS AFTERNOON.

SHE TOLD ME HE BRIEFLY OPENED HIS EYES AND SMILED AT THE HOSPTIAL TODAY.

DOCTORS TOLD HER IT IS DEFINITELY A POSITIVE SIGN, BUT CAUTION THAT ZAC IS NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET.

HE IS STILL IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND HAS BRAIN DAMAGE.

ZAC AND HIS GIRLFRIEND CHELSEA WERE HOLDING HANDS LAST TUESDAY WHEN THE LIGHTNING HIT.

CHELSEA WAS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.

THEIR FRIEND, SCOTT WILCOX, DIED INSTANTLY.

WE LEARNED TONIGHT HIS FAMILY IS STILL ARRANGING FOR HIS BODY TO BE SENT BACK TO HIS NATIVE NEW YORK, WHERE HE WILL BE CREMATED. Return to index of stories...


DECISION 2014-CLIP


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MARIJUANA Q POLL-TC MON RVL


DEVELOPING TODAY - A NEW POLLS SHOW AN OVERWHELMING NUMBER OF FLORIDA VOTERS WANT TO SEE MEDICAL MARIJUANA LEGALIZED.

THE QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL SHOWS 88 PERCENT IN FAVOR.

BUT HERE'S WHATS PERHAPS MOST SURPRISING, 55 PERCENT WANT *RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA LEGALIZED.

IN NOVEMBER, VOTERS WILL DECIDE IF MEDICAL MARIJUANA SHOULD BE ALLOWED IN THE STATE.

RIGHT NOW, A LOW DOSE OF LIQUID MARIJUANA, CALLED CHARLOTTES WEB, IS APPROVED IN FLORIDA TO TREAT SEIZURES.

OPPONENTS ARGUE THE NOVEMBER BILL IS WORDED TOO BROADLY.

TO PASS, IT MUST HAVE 60 PERCENT APPROVAL. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO. SCHOOL FIRE DRILLS-OC, VIDBOX


FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE'RE SEEING SPECIFIC CHANGES TO THE FIRE DRILLS FOR LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS

THIS COMES AFTER THE NBC-2 INVESTIGATORS EXPOSED FLAWS IN THE SYSTEM.

THE NEW POLICY WILL REQUIRE 2 FIRE DRILLS WITHIN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF SCHOOL.

ALL REPORTS MUST BE LOGGED INTO AN ONLINE DATABASE.

THE FINAL POLICY WILL BE PRESENTED AT A PUBLIC HEARING ON AUGUST 12TH, THEN THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL VOTE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE FRAUD ALERT-trxOC


CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE WARNING ABOUT A TEXTING SCAM.

SOMEONE IS PRETENDING TO BE A CAPE POLICE OFFICER, SAYING A PERSON IS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR SOLICITING A MINOR.

WHEN PEOPLE CONTACT THE NUMBER TO CLEAR THEIR NAME, THE CON ARTIST SAYS THEY HAVE TO PAY UP OR FACE JAIL TIME. Return to index of stories...


FMB EVACUATION PLAN-OC, OANIBX


NBC-2 LEARNS EMERGENCY PLANS AFTER A HURRICANE ARE OUTDATE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

WE UNCOVERED CRITICAL LOCATIONS- LIKE WHERE PEOPLE CAN GET FOOD AND WATER - DON'T EXIST ANYMORE ON THE ISLAND.

10 YEARS AGO, PEOPLE ON FORT MYERS BEACH WERE OUTRAGED AFTER THEY WERE KEPT OFF THE ISLAND AND AND AWAY ROM THEIR HOMES FOR FIVE DAYS.

THE CONFUSION AND ANGER SPARKED EVACUATION UPGRADES.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER DISCOVERED THE PLANS HAVEN'T BEEN TOUCHED SINCE. Return to index of stories...


FMB EVACUATION PLAN-BNR-PKG


:19-:24 Roger Barns, FMB

1:00-1:05 Tiffany Wyllie, Ohio

1:34-1:38 Rexann Hosafros, Town Councilmember

NAT winds

AUGUST 2004 - CHAOS AFTER CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE CHARLEY SLAMS INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FORCING PEOPLE OUT OF THE HOMES. AND A POOR MANAGEMENT PLAN KEEPING THEM OUT.

File "We haven't seen our house in five days! Come on! What's the deal now?"

PEOPLE ON ESTERO ISLAND REMEMBER IT ALL TOO WELL A DECADE LATER.

Roger Barns, FMB "I couldn't get past lover's key to get back on to check my house just to see if it needed to be covered up."

ROGER BARNS CAME BACK TO WATER SEEPING INTO HIS POOL FROM THIS CANAL - HIS NEIGHBOR'S ROOF TORN APART.

FORT MYERS BEACH QUICKLY CHANGED ITS EMERGENCY PLAN AFTER THE STORM FOR CLARITY PURPOSES. ONLY NOW IN 2014. THE PLAN, ONCE AGAIN, ISN'T CLEAR.

NAT papers slam

HERE IT IS - THIS 174 PAGE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN

Roger Barns, FMB "If a storms coming you may look through that."

"I started looking at the document and said this really isn't very workable in an emergency it's just too long."

THIS STACK AS THICK AS A NOVEL IS SUPPOSED TO GUIDE PEOPLE - IT TELLS OFFICIALS WHAT THEIR ROLE IS. WHERE PEOPLE SHOULD GO. ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO'VE NEVER BEEN THROUGH A STORM LIKE THIS.

Tiffany Wyllie, Ohio "Besides getting off the beach, I wouldn't know where to go."

IF TIFFANY WYLLIE REFERRED TO THIS DOCUMENT, FALSE INFORMATION COULD LEAD HER IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.

Hosafros "It refers to phone systems we no longer have."

THAT - AND HOTELS THAT NO LONGER EXIST.

FOR FOOD AND WATER, THE HOLIDAY INN IS LISTED AS THE "GO TO." ONLY THERE ISN'T A HOLIDAY INN ON THE ISLAND ANYMORE.

Tiffany Wyllie, Ohio "If that's where I think I'm supposed to go, that's what I'd be looking for. So the whole time that this hurricane is coming you're looking for a place that doesn't exist."

BUT PERHAPS WHAT IS MOST ALARMING IS WHAT COUNCILMEMBER REXANNE HASAFROS DISCOVERED WHILE COMPARING THE TOWN'S PLAN TO FEMA CODES - SOME THINGS JUST DON'T MATCH UP.

Rexann Hosafros, Town Councilmember "I wanted to make sure there wasn't something that we left out just inadvertently so now I have a checklist to go through so we have everything that FEMA recommends we have."

THE NEW DOCUMENT MAY NOT BE FINISHED UNTIL THE *END* OF HURRICANE SEASON. THE TOWN HOPES TO PROVIDE THE PUBLIC WITH A SHORTER VERSION THAT'S EASIER TO UNDERSTAND.

ON EI, LS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE PASSES-OC


IF YOU NEED A HURRICANE PASS, CONTACT YOUR TOWN GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

THEY ALLOW YOU TO GET BACK TO YOUR HOME IN CASE OF EVACATIONS.

WE'VE MADE IT EASY TO FIND HOW TO GET YOURS.

GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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


CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-trxOC


RIGHT NOW, CAPE CORAL CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE TALKING ABOUT GIVING MARRIAGE BENEFITS TO UNMARRIED COUPLES.

THE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP REGISTRY WOULD ALLOW COUPLES, GAY OR STRAIGHT, TO HAVE A SAY IN THEIR PARTNERS LIVES. LIKE MEDICAL DECISIONS.

RIGHT NOW, PUNTA GORDA IS THE ONLY CITY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RECOGNIZING DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS.

NBC-2 IS IN THE MEETING RIGHT NOW.

TONIGHT AT 11, WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT THE COUNCIL DECIDES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL STREET LIGHT PROPOSAL-OC, SS, VO


CAPE CORAL COUNCIL IS TALKING ABOUT PUTTING A STEETLIGHT -- AT A BUS STOP TO KEEP KIDS SAFE

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE CORNER OF JACARNADA PARKWAY AND OLD BURNT STORE ROAD --

THE AREA IS PRETTY DESOLATE --

AND RESIDENTS SAY THAT IS THE PROBLEM --

ESPECIALLY DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR WHEN KIDS ARE WAITING AT THE BUS STOP. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL STREET LIGHT PROPOSAL-SOTVO


TAKE SOT:

00:24:55 "It's taken a little longer that I've would have liked,

but the new council is doing a good job" Denis Catalano

WHILE THIS PROJECT REMAINS A HIGH PRIORITY-

THE CITY SAYS FUNDING REALLY DEPENDS ON THE COURT RULING FOR THE FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT FEE.

AND THE FACT THAT MANY OTHER ROADS IN THE CITY NEED LIGHTS TOO. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES POND WATER TESTING-OC, VO


A WATER PROJECT AT THE NAPLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT MAY REDUCE THE NUMBER OF BIRD STRIKES.

NOT JUST AT THAT AIRPORT, BUT AT AIRPORTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THE PROJECT HAS TO DO WITH WATER QUALITY.

IT IS A WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM THAT WILL CLEAN WATER BEFORE IT HEADS OUT TO THE GORDON RIVER.

BUT THE PROJECT MANAGER SAYS IT'S HAVING A SIDE EFFECT --

LESS VEGETATION --

WHICH MEANS LESS BIRDS NEAR THE AIRPORT. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES POND WATER TESTING-SOTVO


---SOT---

SCOTT BRADY, PROJECT MANAGER

12:06:09-:15

Our preliminary information is already that the number of birds is less. Birds and airplanes don't mix too good.

SCIENTISTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA WILL START TESTING THE WATER QUALITY AND FLOW NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


SHELL FACTORY MONEY-OC, VO


A BIG ATTRACTION IN LEE COUNTY FOR LOCALS AND TOURIST ALIKE WILL STAY OPEN AFTER MISSING ITS FORCLOSURE DEADLINE.

THE MORTGAGE FOR THE SHELL FACTORY WAS DUE AT THE END OF MARCH.

LAST NOVEMBER, THE ORGANIZATION BEGAN LOOKING FOR FINANCING TO PAY THE ONE POINT TWO MILLION DOLLAR MORTAGE.

WHEN THEY STRUCK OUT WITH BANKS, THEY WENT A DIFFERENT WAY AND CREATED A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Return to index of stories...


SHELL FACTORY MONEY-SOTVO


03:04 "we decided if it doesn't fit your appetite, bankers, we're going to put together our own ground of people that will bailout and generate the necessary funds to save the Shell Factory." 03:17

THE SHELL FACTORY LENDER, LLC IS MADE UP OF LOCAL, PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS.

THEY WERE ABLE TO RAISE ENOUGH MONEY TO COVER THE MORTGAGE AND HAVE FUNDS TO SPARE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


NEXT AT SIX, WE'RE LEARNING WHAT PILOTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS WEEKEND'S DEADLY EMERGENCY LANDING ON VENICE BEACH.

18:26 Going for the beach was his only option

14:35 You're making decisions in a split second here.

NBC-2 FINDS OUT WHY ONE DECISION IN THE LANDING MAY HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE.

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TZ1 A) pilot emergency training-2SH, SOTVO


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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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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.

If you've been in Lee County today, it's been quite the soggy and stormy start to our Monday thanks to a train of tropical downpours that moved in from the Gulf of Mexico.

For those of us across Charlotte and Collier County, it's a different story; we've seen plenty of sunshine along with temperatures in the low to mid 90s.

Now that the rain has faded across Lee County, most of us will be in store for a mainly dry and sunny afternoon. A few stray downpours will be possible, but these should be few and far between.

The evening hours and overnight should be pretty quiet with only a couple spots of rain drifting in from the Gulf.

By Tuesday morning, we'll keep the door open for another round of isolated morning showers or even a thunderstorm, and a few of these downpours may linger into the afternoon on Tuesday.

Aside from a few passing downpours, expect a mix of sunshine and clouds with temperatures warming into the low to mid 90s.

We'll another uptick in rain chances by Wednesday as more moisture builds in from the north, and with our winds coming in from the Gulf, rain will be possible during the morning hours as well.

We continue with scattered rain and storms in our forecast from Thursday into the weekend, but the weekend activity likely won't affect us until the afternoon and evening.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic that's been becoming better organized over the last couple of days.

It's a good possibility that this feature will develop into a tropical depression or perhaps a tropical storm by the middle of the week.

The track through the end of the week will be west, taking this feature toward the Windward Islands by the weekend.

Most forecast models suggest this storm eventually recurve to the north by next week, but it's still too soon to know for sure. We'll continue tracking this tropical wave throughout the week in the NBC 2 First Alert Hurricane Tracker Center. Return to index of stories...


PILOT EMERGENCY TRAINING-2 SHOT


THE FAA CONTINUES ITS INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT CAUSED A PILOT TO CRASH LAND HIS PLANE ON VENICE BEACH. KILLING A FATHER AND SERIOUSLY INJURING HIS 9 YEAR OLD GIRL.

TONIGHT NBC-2's DAVE ELIAS LOOKS INTO WHETHER A PUBLIC BEACH IS A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE FOR LANDING A PLANE

AND JUST HOW MUCH TRAINING PILOTS HAVE IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. Return to index of stories...


PILOT EMERGENCY TRAINING-BNR-PKG


air Traffic / 52:53 Radio frequency is approved. Thank you. 52:55

HUNDREDS OF SMALL PLANES FLY OVER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY.

alex Ulate/Pilot in Training / 06:26 Every decision you make is important.

PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS ARE MADE WHEN A PLANES ENGINE FAILS.

alex Ulate / 03:37 It's one of the worst emergencies you can have. Especially if you have a single engine airplane. 03:42

ALEX ULATE IS TRAINING TO BECOME A PILOT AND AVOID LANDINGS LIKE THIS ONE SUNDAY ON VENICE BEACH.

06:02 We try to come in for an emergency landing and practice that way. 06:07

PILOTS FLYING AT LOW ALTITUDES HAVE FEWER OPTIONS TO LAND WITH A STALLED ENGINE.

gary Cohen/Pilot / 14:46 you have limited maneuverability of the airplane.

PILOTS SAY LANDING ON A HIGHWAY, PARKING LOT OR EVEN A BEACH ARE ALL OPTIONS.

gary Cohen / 13:21 You want to try and land the plane with as little damage to human life as possible. 13:26

IN THIS CASE STRIKING AND KILLING A FATHER AND INJURING HIS 9-YEAR OLD DAUGHTER.

EXPERIENCED PILOTS LIKE GARY COHEN SAY LANDING JUST 10 YARDS OFF SHORE COULD HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE.

gARY / 13:54 Being in shallow water you're at no further risk in the sand than doing a water landing. 13:59

dave on Beach / 28:24 All of the pilots I talked to agree about one thing. With the sound of the water and wind here It's quite possible that with a stalled engine they never saw it coming. 28:32

chris Olney/Airline Transport Pilot / 22:18 It's just gliding. Just like a bird flying through the air. You don't hear the birds coming along. If the father and daughter were waling with their back against the aircraft they didn't even see the aircraft coming. 22:31

LEAVING BEGINNER PILOTS LIKE ALEX WONDERING IF A WARNING SYSTEM COULDN'T HAVE HELPED PREVENT THE TRAGEDY.

05:30 If it had some sort of air horn or something that can turn on to let people know they're in distress and clear the area as much as possible. 05:39

IN LEE COUNTY, DAVE ELIAS NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES WATER CHANGES-OC


IF YOU GET NAPLES CITY WATER, YOU MAY NOTICE A CHANGE IN YOUR TAP WATER.

THE CITY IS CHANGING ITS DISINFECTANT PROCESS.

IT'S A ROUTINE PROCEDURE, BUT CAUSES THE WATER TO CHANGE COLOR, TASTE, AND SMELL.

THE WATER IS STILL SAFE TO DRINK.

THE PROCESS WILL CONTINUE FOR THREE WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


BAYSHORE EXIT I75-trxOC, SS


NOW TO A TRAFFIC ALERT ALONG INTERSTATE 75.

THE SOUTHBOUND EXIT FOR BAYSHORE ROAD WILL SHUT DOWN AT 11 O'CLOCK TNOIGHT.

UNTIL 5 TOMORROW MORNING.

CREWS WILL BE PAVING IN THE AREA.

THE CLOSURE IS ALSO SCHEDULED FOR THE SAME HOURS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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NICHOLS HONORS-VOTOPS


THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP IS NEXT WEEK IN LOUISVILLE-KENTUCKY.

IT WILL BE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARU OF BOBBY NICHOLS WIN IN THE '64 PGA.

THE LONG-TIME SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RESIDENT WILL BE HONORED NEXT WEEK BY HIS HOMETOWN OF LOUISVILLE AND THE PGA OF AMERICA. Return to index of stories...


GEORGE MCNEILL-ON CAM


AND FAMILY FRIEND GEORGE MCNEILL WILL BE THERE.

GEORGE IS IN THE FIELD NEXT WEEK AT VALHALLA.

IT WILL BE HIS SECOND STRAIGHT START IN A MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP.AFTER HIS APPEARANCE IN THE BRITISH OPEN A WEEK-AND-A-HALF AGO. Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG PRO AM-NATSVO


MCNEILL WAS AMONG THOSE TRYING TO DODGE THEIR WAY AROUND THE MONDAY RAIN.

THE PGA TOUR PLAYER WAS AMONG THOSE PLAYING IN THE MONDAY PRO-AM FOR THIS WEEK'S 22-ND ANNUAL HENKE-BERG JUNIOR MASTERS.

??DO YOU REMEMBER WHO WON THE INAUGURAL EVENT IN 1993 AND AGAIN IN 1994???

THAT'S RIGHT.GEORGE MCNEILL. HE'S A BIG SUPPPORTER OF THIS EVENT. Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG PRO AM-SOT


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HENKE BERG PRO AM-CG-VOBOX


THESE YOUNG GOLFERS WILL PLAY A PRACTICE ROUND TUESDAY AND THE 3-DAY EVENT GETS UNDERWAY ON WEDNESDAY.

LOCAL GOLFER LANDON WEBER.TRYING TO WIN A 4-TH STRAIGHT TITLE AT THE JUNIOR MASTERS.

HE WON THE BOYS 13 - 15 YEAR OLD DIVISION EACH OF THE LAST THREE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


JASON LANE-ON CAM


THIS IS ONE OF THE GREAT STORIES IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL THIS SEASON.

BACK IN 2005.JASON LANE HIT 26 HOME RUNS AS AN OUTFIELDER FOR THE HOUSTON ASTROS. A TEAM THAT MADE IT ALL THE WAY TO THE WORLD SERIES.

TWO YEARS LATER.LANE WAS OUT OF THE MAJOR LEAGUES. Return to index of stories...


PADRES BRAVES-VOTOPS


TODAY.37 YEAR OLD JASON LANE MADE HIS MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT.ON THE MOUND.

STARTING PITCHER FOR THE SAN DIEGO PADRES.

AND FOR SIX INNINGS.HE KEPT THE ATLANTA BRAVES OFF THE SCORE-BOARD. Return to index of stories...


MANNING DANCES-ON CAM


THERE ARE OFF DAYS DURING TRAINING CAMP. THE DOLPHINS TOOK ONE TODAY. WE'LL HAVE A CREW IN DAVIE TOMORROW MORNING FOR PRACTICE.

TRAINING CAMP ALSO HAS IT'S LIGHT MOMENTS. LIKE PEYTON MANNING CELEBRATING HIS ALMA MATER. Return to index of stories...


MANNING DANCES-VOTOPS


THE DENVER BRONCOS P-A SYSTEM WAS PLAYING "ROCKY TOP".

SO THE FORMER UNIVERSITY TENNESSEE GREAT GOT EXCITED.

WIPED OUT THESE DANCE MOVES. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


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AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-OC, VO


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CAPE DAD $500K LOTTO WINNER-OC


A CAPE CORAL DAD HIT IT BIG WITH A SCRATCH OFF TICKET.

55 YEAR OLD JAMES WALKER, JUNIOR WON 500-THOUSAND DOLLARS PLAYING "GOLD RUSH TRIPLER".

WHAT'S HE GOING TO USE THE MONEY FOR?

WALKER SAYS HIS DAUGHTER HEAD'S OFF TO COLLEGE NEXT YEAR.

SO PART OF THE WINNINGS WILL HELP PAY THOSE TUITION BILLS.

WALKER BOUGHT HIS TICKET FROM THE FORT MYERS DISTRICT LOTTERY OFFICE ON METRO PARKWAY. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


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