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DIRECTORS PAGE HEADLINES-trxTCMON(3)vo's
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP HL1) SEX ASSAULT BILL RUBIO-vo 1
HEADLINES HL2) FL GOVERNOR'S RACE-vo 2
HL1) LEE AND COLLIER SCHOOL UPDATE-trxVOTOPS HL3) TURTLE ALERT-vo 3
HL2) OAKES FARM FOLO-trxVOTOPS GOOD MORNING(nfm vandalism update-trxVO IN PL VO F
HL3) CALIFORNIA WATER MAIN BREAK-trxVOTOPS 5:30 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL
GOOD MORNING-2SHOT TRAFFIC-NAVI
5:00 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL SEX ASSAULT BILL-trxPLASMA WIPE LIVE
GAZA TANK SHELL ATTACK-trxONCAM SEX ASSAULT BILL-LIVE U 2
LEE SCHOOL BOARD-trxPLASMA SEX ASSAULT BILL-VO SS
LEE SCHOOL BOARD-VOTOPS SEX ASSAULT BILL-SOT VO
LEE SCHOOL BOARD-SOT VO PLASMA SEX ASSAULT BILL-LIVE U 2
LEE SCHOOL BOARD-(2)SOT PLASMA THE PURGE IN COLLIER COUNTY-trx-OTS-VO
COLLIER SCHOOL BOARD-trxBUBBA THE PURGE IN COLLIER COUNTY-SOTVO
COLLIER SCHOOL BOARD-VOTOPS NFM SCORE BOARD FIX-trxOC VO
COLLIER SCHOOL BOARD-SOT VO NFM SCORE BOARD FIX-SOTVO
COLLIER SCHOOL BOARD-SOT BUBBA PLANE CRASH FOLO-VO
ZAC LATAWIEC CONDITION UPDATE-VO-SS PLANE CRASH FOLO-SOTVO
LEHIGH ROBBERY-trxOC SS NO CHARGES FOR PIT BULL CASE-VO
AVALON PARK CHILD IN HOT CAR-trxOC VO DECISION 2014-CLIP
UCLA FLOODING-VOTOPS FL GOVERNOR DEBATES-PLASMA VO
UCLA FLOODING-ONCAM CHARLIE CRIST ANNOUNCEMENT-PLASMA (2)CG PLASMA
CHARCO APARTMENT FIRE-VOTOPS IMPEACHMENT CONTROVERSY-PLASMA SOT PLASMA
CAPE PIPE REPLACEMENT-OC VO IMPEACHMENT CONTROVERSY-SOT PLASMA
CAPE PIPE REPLACEMENT-SOTVO SCHOOL TAX FREE HOLIDAY-OC VO
Tease 1-2SHOT SCHOOL TAX FREE HOLIDAY-SOTVO
1) SEX ASSAULT BILL-VO SANIBEL SEA TURTLES-VIDBX
2) CAR INTO SHOP ON VIDEO-VOTOPS TEASE 4-2SHOT
FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL 1) HOG HUNTING-VO
BREAKING NEWS FLOAT-TRX FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL
BREAK FOUR 5:09:43 BREAK SEVEN 5:39:23 AM
LIVE PIC BUMP 14 DAY TRIPPER THE BEATLES-14 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
OAKES FARM FOLLOW-trxPLASMA VO TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
OAKES FARM FOLLOW-SOTVO PLASMA NEW UKRAINE SANCTIONS-trxPLASMA SOT PLASMA
MIAMI BEACH PLANE-trxOC VO ISIS VIDEO THREAT-WIPE VO IN PLS VO FULL
CAR INTO SHOP ON VIDEO-VOTOPS ISRAEL GAZA-PLASMA VO
NARROW RAILROAD ESCAPE-TRX-NATSVO HOG HUNTING-trxOC NATSVO
BORDER CONTROL MEASURE-trxOC VO HOG HUNTING-SOTVO
SUZUKI RECALL-SS TEEN CLIMBS ON MOMS CAR-TRX-SOTVO TOPS
DELTA OFFERING FREE ENTERTAINMENT-trx OTS TEEN CLIMBS ON MOMS CAR-SOTVO
TSA CONTEST-OC VO JESSE VENTURA DEFAMATION TRIAL-VO WIPE
SEX ASSAULT BILL-trx OC VO JESSE VENTURA DEFAMATION TRIAL-SOTVO
OBAMA IN KANSAS CITY-VOTOPS NOISY CHILDREN BANNED-VO
NCAA CONCUSSION-VOTOPS NOISY CHILDREN BANNED-SOTVO
VA SWEARING IN-VOTOPS LIGHTNING PHOTOBOMB-OC SOT VO
FACEBOOK MESSENGER-trx oc vo PAID TO WORKOUT-OTS
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1) MOM ARRESTED SON ALONE-VO FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL
2) SMALL CAR CRASH TESTS-VOTOPS BREAK EIGHT 5:49:40 AM
WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT LIVE PIC BUMP 15 DECEMBER, 1963 FRANKIE VALLI-15
BREAK FIVE 5:19:15 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL BILLBOARD-CLIP
TRAFFIC-NAVI TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS SCHOOL FIRE DRILL POLICY-VOWIPE
FL MOM CAUGHT SHOPLIFTING WITH KIDS-VO WIPE SCHOOL FIRE DRILL POLICY-SOTVO
FL MOM CAUGHT SHOPLIFTING WITH KIDS-SOTVO FMB PARKING LOT ISSUE-OC VO
MOM ARRESTED KID ALONE-trxOC (2)SOT VO FMB PARKING LOT ISSUE-SOTVO
MOM ARRESTED KID ALONE-SOT VO WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-CLIPTOPS
SMALL CAR CRASH TESTS-trxVO IN PLASMA 1) UCLA FLOOD-PLASMA VO
SMALL CAR CRASH TESTS-PKG 2) SPINY LOBSTER SEASON-VOTOPS
300 POUND GROUPER ATTACK-trxOC SOT VO 3) COMMUNITY COUNTS HUMANE SOCIETY-LIVE U1LOOK-VO
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DIRECTORS PAGE


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NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


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HEADLINES


RIGHT NOW.

NBC-2 COVERS THE EDUCATION BEAT AS WE'RE JUST WEEKS AWAY FROM THE START OF SCHOOL.

NEW LEADERSHIP *AND NEW POLICY YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT.

STRAIGHT AHEAD.

PLUS.

WE HAVE UPDATE ON A MASSIVE FRAUD CASE.

MORE THAN 100-PEOPLE JAILED, ACCUSED OF USING STOLEN PERSONAL INFORMATION TO GET JOBS.

AN ADVOCATE FOR THOSE PEOPLE IS SPEAKING OUT THIS MORNING.

AND.

AMAZING VIDEO OUT OF CALIFORNIA AS A NEARLY CENTURY-OLD WATER MAIN BREAKS.

AND IT COULDN'T COME AT A WORSE TIME.

WE'LL EXPLAIN. Return to index of stories...


HL1) LEE AND COLLIER SCHOOL UPDATE-trxVOTOPS


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HL2) OAKES FARM FOLO-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) CALIFORNIA WATER MAIN BREAK-trxVOTOPS


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GOOD MORNING-2SHOT


GOOD MORNING, IT'S WEDNESDAY JULY 30TH.

I'M CLAY MILLER

I'M KRISTA FOGELSONG.

LETS CHECK YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST WITH CHIEF METEOROLOGIST HALEY WEBB.

HALEY, GOOD MOORNING. Return to index of stories...


5:00 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

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.

ANOTHER ROUND OF OFF AND ON DOWNPOURS TODAY

As our winds continue to come in from the Gulf of Mexico today, we'll keep the chance for passing downpours to wash ashore and work their way eastward across Southwest Florida again today. We'll see some of those downpours through the morning, but the door remains open for rain at any time today.

Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the upper 80s at the beaches to the lower 90s inland. With humidity it will once again feel like we are near 100 degrees. Other than the passing downpours, our skies will be partly sunny.

Some isolated showers will wash ashore again tomorrow morning and through the day tomorrow. Then we transition toward more of an afternoon storm pattern by Friday and into the upcoming weekend. Highs will stay in the lower 90 and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic continuing to show high probability of development. The National Hurricane Center has placed the potential for development at 70% in the next couple of days and through the next 5 days.

There's a good possibility that it develops into a tropical depression or perhaps even a tropical storm over the next couple days.

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

Most forecast models still suggest this storm will eventually curve to the north by next week, which would keep the storm away from the U.S. mainland. Return to index of stories...


GAZA TANK SHELL ATTACK-trxONCAM


BREAKING NEWS IN GAZA.

ON TOP OF AN ALREADY DEADLY DAY, WE ARE GETTING REPORTS OF ANOTHER SCHOOL THAT WAS ATTACKED.

AUTHORITIES ARE SAYING A TANK SHELL HIT THE SCHOOL IN GAZA - AT LEAST 13 PEOPLE WERE KILLED

ADD THAT TO AT LEAST 100 PALESTINIANS WHO DIED IN ATTACKS TUESDAY.

THAT'S TWICE THE NUMBER OF CASULATIES ISRAEL HAS SUFFERED IN THE THREE WEEKS OF FIGHTING.

STAY WITH NBC-2 FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOL BOARD-trxPLASMA


BIG NEWS FOR THOUSANDS OF PARENTS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD APPOINTED A NEW PRINCIPAL AT CYPRESS LAKE HIGH, AND WE LEARN MORE ABOUT WHY THE OLD PRINCIPAL, TRACY PERKINS RESIGNED.

ALSO, COLLIER'S SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT KAMELA PATTON GOT A NEW CONTRACT - DESPITE SOME OBJECTIONS. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOL BOARD-VOTOPS


FIRST IN LEE COUNTY.

BOARD MEMBER MARY FISCHER MET WITH SUPERINTENDENT DR. NANCY GRAHAM MONDAY TO TALK ABOUT PERKINS.

WHILE NOTHING,* REGARDING THAT MEETING WAS MENTIONED IN LAST NIGHT'S MEETING---

FISCHER TELLS US, SHE WAS PLEASED WITH THE CONVERSATION.

PARENTS, STILL CONCERNED ABOUT PERKINS' SUDDEN RESIGNATION. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOL BOARD-SOT VO PLASMA


WAIT

Sot Anthony Thomas concerned resident

6:23:43-6:23:49

She has a right to be very angry. Because the way she was done it was

just ridiculous it wasn't professional at all.

PERKINS BELIEVES THE SAME THING --

IN EMAILS OBTAINED BY NBC-2 PERKINS ASKS LEE COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JEFF SPIRO QUOTE--

"IS IT YOUR BELIEF THAT I WAS SPOKEN TO IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER AND TREATED PROFESSIONALLY?"

AFTER FOUR EMAILS, SPIRO REPLIED SAYING "CALL ME REGARDING THIS CONTINUAL EMAIL."

. BUT ON JUNE 6TH, SPIRO SENT THIS TO PERKINS ---

"WOW! WAY TO GO! YOU ARE DOING GREAT THINGS FOR KIDS."

PERKINS WORKED FOR LEE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR 19 YEARS--- 11 AS CYPRESS LAKE'S PRINCIPAL -- HER RECORD VIRTUALLY SPOTLESS---UNTIL LAST NOVEMBER WHEN SPIRO WROTE HER UP 5 TIMES. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOL BOARD-(2)SOT PLASMA


WAIT

Sot Mary Fischer board member

We had a serious conversation about communication.

6:17:27-6:17:35

WAIT

6:16:33-6:16:37

I think you really tackle all challenges by getting your team on the same page

ANGELA ROLES WAS ANNOUNCED AS THE NEW PRINCIPAL FOR CYPRESS LAKES.

SHE HAS BEEN THE PRINCIPAL AT DIPLOMAT MIDDLE FOR THE LAST EIGHT YEARS.

PERKINS' CONTRACT WITH LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS ENDS AUGUST 8TH. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SCHOOL BOARD-trxBUBBA


IN COLLIER COUNTY - THE SCHOOL BOARD DECIDED TO KEEP SUPERINTENDENT DOCTOR KAMELA PATTON AROUND FOR AT LEAST FOUR MORE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SCHOOL BOARD-VOTOPS


THIS IS THE SECOND EARLY EXTENSION FOR PATTON.

TWO YEARS AGO, SHE GOT ANOTHER EXTENSION AFTER BEING ON THE JOB FOR A YEAR.

WHILE SOME ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE COUNTY'S ABILITY TO HOLD HER ACCOUNTABLE FOR FUTURE PROGRESS.

SHE ENSURES US HER HARD WORK IN COLLIER SCHOOLS IS FAR FROM OVER. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SCHOOL BOARD-SOT VO


2:34:16-2:34:20

KAMELA PATTON/ superintendent

"I didn't just sit down and say let me ride it out.i instead turned

around and actually did even more."

PATTON WAS QUICK TO REMIND US BOARD MEMBERS STILL HAVE LEVERAGE OF PROGRESS ISN'T HAPPENING.

ONE BAD REVIEW -- SHE CAN BE PLACED ON PROBATION --

AND IF THERE IS NO IMPROVEMENT SHE COULD BE OUT.

PATTON DIDN'T SEEM TO HAVE ANY HARD FEELINGS TOWARD THE PEOPLE WHO SPOKE OUT AGAINST HER EXTENSION. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SCHOOL BOARD-SOT BUBBA


2:34:51-2:34:55

KAMELA PATTON/ superintendent

"They are not not appreciative of my work, it was more about the

process that was done."

TALKS OF HER EXTENSION STARTED ONLY A MONTH AGO.

AND THAT FINAL VOTE HAPPENED LAST NIGHT JUST WEEKS AWAY FROM AN ELECTION.

THERE WILL BE AT LEAST TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS, SINCE TWO CURRENT ONES ARE NOT SEEKING RE-ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


ZAC LATAWIEC CONDITION UPDATE-VO-SS


POSITIVE NEWS THIS MORNING ABOUT THE LEHIGH ACRES TEEN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

ZAC LATAWIEC'S MOthER TELLS US HE'S MOVING HIS LEGS AND FINGERS.

HE EVEN NODDED HIS HEAD TO ANSWER A QUESTION.

DOCTORS FEARED ZAC HAD PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE.

THEY SAY HIS PROGRESS IS A GOOD SIGN --

BUT HE STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO.

ZAC'S GIRLFRIEND -- CHELSEA GILL -- HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.

THEIR FRIEND -- SCOTT WILCOX -- DIED INSTANTLY. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ROBBERY-trxOC SS


THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS LOOKING FOR TWO MEN ACCUSED OF ROBBING AND SHOOTING A MAN IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE VICTIM HAD JUST PARKED HIS VEHICLE IN FRONT OF HIS HOUSE AROUND 1-30 TUESDAY MORNING.

IT HAPPENED ON 27TH STREET SOUTH WEST NEAR HIGH TOWER AVENUE SOUTH.

HE WAS APPROACHED BY TWO MEN, HE TOLD THEM HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY MONEY.

THAT'S WHEN ONE OF THEM SHOT HIM IN THE LEG.

HE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT. Return to index of stories...


AVALON PARK CHILD IN HOT CAR-trxOC VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING IN ORANGE COUNTY.

DOCTORS ARE TREATING A TWO-MONTH-OLD GIRL AFTER DEPUTIES SAY HER MOTHER FORGOT HER IN A HOT CAR FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR TUESDAY.

THIS HAPPENED IN AVALON PARK.

ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES THE MOTHER FORGOT THE NEWBORN IN THE CAR AS SHE TOOK HER NINE-YEAR-OLD TO THE DOCTOR.

WHEN SHE REALIZED HER MISTAKE SHE RUSHED THE GIRL INTO THE CLINIC.

THE TWO-MONTH-OLD IS STABLE.

DEPUTIES WITH THE CHILD ABUSE UNIT ARE INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


UCLA FLOODING-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO.

A WATERMAIN BREAK RIGHT NEAR THE CAMPUS OF UCLA IN LOS ANGELES SPEWED WATER 30 FEET IN THE AIR FOR HOURS.

AN ESTIMATED 8 TO 10 *MILLION GALLONS OF WATER WENT GUSHING THROUGH THE STREETS AND INTO THE BUILDINGS ON CAMPUS.INCLUDING THE FAMED BASKETBALL FACILITY, PAULEY PAVILION.

SOME WITNESSES DESCRIBED IT AS NIAGARA FALLS ON SUNSET BOULEVARD.

SHUTTING OFF THE MAIN -- WHICH DATES BACK TO 1921 -- WAS A COMPLEX FIX.

UTILITY CREWS HAD TO FIGURE OUT THE RIGHT COMBINATION OF VALVES TO CLOSE.

CLOSING THE WRONG VALVES COULD HAVE CAUSE MORE BREAKS. Return to index of stories...


UCLA FLOODING-ONCAM


AS IF THE BREAK WASN'T BAD ENOUGH,

THE CITY AND THE STATE IS RIGHT NOW SUFFERING THROUGH ONE OF ITS WORST DROUGHTS IN HISTORY.

GOVERNOR, JERRY BROWN DECLARED A DROUGHT EMERGENCY BACK IN JANUARY. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO APARTMENT FIRE-VOTOPS


NEARLY TWO DOZEN CHARLOTTE COUNTY RESIDENTS ARE HOMELESS AFTER A FIRE DESTROYED SEVERAL APARTMENTS.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY AROUND NINE O'CLOCK MONDAY NIGHT AN ELECTRICAL OUTLET SPARKED THE FIRE.

THE FLAMES DAMANGED THREE UNITS AT THE HAMPTON POINT APARTMENTS NEAR PUNTA GORDA.

ALL OF THE RESIDENTS WERE EVACUATED BECAUSE CREWS HAD TO SHUT OFF POWER TO THE COMPLEX.

THE GENERAL MANAGER AT THE HAMPTON INN LIVES IN ONE OF THE UNITS THAT WASN'T DAMAGED AND STEPPED IN TO HELP.

THE HAMPTON INN IS PUTTING UP SIX FAMILIES FREE OF CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PIPE REPLACEMENT-OC VO


CREWS IN CAPE CORAL ARE WORKING TO REPLACE WATER PIPES IN SOME OF THE OLDEST PARTS OF THE CITY.

THEY'RE FOCUSING PRIMARILY ON THE NEIGHBORHOODS SOUTH OF CAPE CORAL PARKWAY.

CITY LEADERS ADMIT --

THE OLD METAL PIPES ARE TO BLAME FOR POOR WATER PRESSURE AND FREQUENT WATER MAIN BREAKS.

THE NEW PLASTIC PIPES THESE CREWS ARE INSTALLING SHOULD FIX THE ISSUE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PIPE REPLACEMENT-SOTVO


00:16:36" Save money, better pressure? Sounds like a win-win to me"

Gary Blessing, Cape Coral

00:12:19 "Replacing it with a larger now these residents will have

good flow good volume, and hopefully be able to take a good shower."

Bill Sperry, Cape Coral Engineer

THIS PROJECT WILL COST ALMOST THREE MILLION DOLLARS AND TAKE A FEW YEARS TO COMPLETE.

AS A PRECAUTION -- PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE AREA WHERE THE CREWS ARE WORKING WILL BE UNDER A SHORT BOIL WATER NOTICE. Return to index of stories...


Tease 1-2SHOT


THE ISSUE OF COLLEGE SEX ASSAULT IS THE BIG TOPIC IN WASHINGTON TODAY.

NEXT WE'LL PREVIEW THE BILL THAT SENATOR MARCO RUBIO AND OTHER SENATORS ARE SPONSORING.

DETAILS NEXT.

PLUS.

A DRAMATIC CRASH CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO.

A CAR, BLASTS INTO A STORE ON THE EAST COAST.

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1) SEX ASSAULT BILL-VO


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2) CAR INTO SHOP ON VIDEO-VOTOPS


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FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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BREAKING NEWS FLOAT-TRX


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BREAK FOUR 5:09:43


HIT TIME 5:09:43

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LIVE PIC BUMP 14 DAY TRIPPER THE BEATLES-14


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5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Full Forecast

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.

ANOTHER ROUND OF OFF AND ON DOWNPOURS TODAY

As our winds continue to come in from the Gulf of Mexico today, we'll keep the chance for passing downpours to wash ashore and work their way eastward across Southwest Florida again today. We'll see some of those downpours through the morning, but the door remains open for rain at any time today.

Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the upper 80s at the beaches to the lower 90s inland. With humidity it will once again feel like we are near 100 degrees. Other than the passing downpours, our skies will be partly sunny.

Some isolated showers will wash ashore again tomorrow morning and through the day tomorrow. Then we transition toward more of an afternoon storm pattern by Friday and into the upcoming weekend. Highs will stay in the lower 90 and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic continuing to show high probability of development. The National Hurricane Center has placed the potential for development at 70% in the next couple of days and through the next 5 days.

There's a good possibility that it develops into a tropical depression or perhaps even a tropical storm over the next couple days.

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

Most forecast models still suggest this storm will eventually curve to the north by next week, which would keep the storm away from the U.S. mainland. Return to index of stories...


OAKES FARM FOLLOW-trxPLASMA VO


IN COLLIER COUNTY.

NBC-2 IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT A RAID AT A BUSINESS THAT LANDED MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE IN JAIL ON CHARGES OF INSURANCE FRAUD.

EARLIER THIS MONTH - STATE AGENTS RAIDED INCREDIBLE FRESH.

THEY ARRESTED WORKERS WHO THEY SAY USED DOCUMENTS WITH STOLEN INFORMATION TO GET JOBS AND FILE WORKER'S COMPENSATION CLAIMS.

AN ATTORNEY FOR SOME OF THE WORKERS TOLD NBC-2 QUOTE.

"THE EMPLOYER KNOWS THE WORKERS ARE UNAUTHORIZED."

A GROUP FROM TAMPA SPENT TUESDAY FIGHTING FOR THE ACCUSED.

THEY SAY THE WORKERS ARE THE REAL VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


OAKES FARM FOLLOW-SOTVO PLASMA


marisol marquez - activist

rye-ee-ses en tampa 045016 we called on a massive statewide call. 5/ 045027 we're just asking for the charges to be dropped against these workers, working is not a crime. 6

THIS GROUP WANTS PEOPLE TO CALL THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE.

THEY'RE TRYING TO RAISE AWARENESS AND SEND A MESSAGE TO THE STATE ATTORNEY. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI BEACH PLANE-trxOC VO


FEDERAL AVIATION OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING YET ANOTHER EMERGENCY LANDING -- ON A FLORIDA BEACH.

TAKE A LOOK.

THIS ONE HAPPENED ON MIAMI BEACH ON TUESDAY.

THE PILOT OF THIS PLANE SUCCESSFULLY LANDED --

AFTER DEALING WITH A MECHANICAL PROBLEM.

LUCKILY NO ONE WAS HURT.

A SMALL PLANE SUCCESSFULLY MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON MIAMI BEACH WITHOUT ANY INJURIES.

THE SINGLE-ENGINE CESSNA LANDED ON THE SAND AROUND NOON TUESDAY. JUST EAST OF A1A.

THE PILOT REPORTED SOME SORT OF ENGINE TROUBLE.

MIAMI BEACH FIRE RESCUE SAID NO ONE WAS INJURED. Return to index of stories...


CAR INTO SHOP ON VIDEO-VOTOPS


THIS VIDEO ALSO COMES FROM THE EAST COAST.

A SPEEDING CAR CRASHED INTO AN AUTO REPAIR SHOP IN LAKE WORTH, FLORIDA.

THE CRASH KILLED A PASSENGER IN THE CAR- AND INJURED THE DRIVER.

POLICE SAY THE DRIVER WAS GOING TOO FAST AND LOST CONTROL. Return to index of stories...


NARROW RAILROAD ESCAPE-TRX-NATSVO


"train nats"

A DARING ESCAPE UNDERNEARTH A TRAIN IN BLOOMINGTON INDIANA.

ON THE TRACKS, 80 FEET UP, AND A TRAIN'S COMING RIGHT AT THEM!

THESE TWO WOMEN COULDN'T JUMP --

SO THEY LIED DOWN, PRAYING THE TRAIN WOULDN'T CRUSH THEM.

THEY JUST SNUCK IN UNDERNEATH IT.

ONE OF THEM STUBBED A TOE --

BUT WERE OTHERWISE FINE.

THEY COULD FACE CRIMINAL TRESPASSING CHARGES THOUGH. Return to index of stories...


BORDER CONTROL MEASURE-trxOC VO


HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADERS ARE SCALING BACK THEIR BORDER CONTROL BILL.

THE NEW VERSION INCLUDES 659 MILLION DOLLARS TO ADDRESS THE YOUTH IMMIGRATION CRISIS.

THE AMOUNT IS SIGNIFICANTLY LESS THAN THE ONE BILLION DOLLAR PRICE TAG THAT WAS BEING CONSIDERED LAST WEEK.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS SEEKING OVER THREE BILLION DOLLARS TO FIX THE PROBLEM.

THE DEBATE HEATS UP AS CONGRESS IS TAKING A BREAK AT THE END OF THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


SUZUKI RECALL-SS


SUZUKI IS RECALLING NEARLY 26 THOUSAND CARS IN THE U-S. BECAUSE THE DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT MODULES CAN OVERHEAT AND COULD CAUSE A FIRE.

THE RECALL COVERS THE VERONA FROM THE 2004-2006 MODEL YEARS.

IT'S AN EXPANSION OF AN EARLIER RECALL OF THE FORENZA AND RENO.

IN NOVEMBER OF 2012 THE COMPANY STOPPED SELLING AUTOMOBILES IN THE U.S. Return to index of stories...


DELTA OFFERING FREE ENTERTAINMENT-trx OTS


NOW TO AN NBC2 CONSUMER ALERT FOR DELTA PASSENGERS.

THE AIRLINE WILL OFFER MORE FREE ENTERTAINMENT ON BOARD, STARTING FRIDAY.

DELTA ALREADY OFFERS SEATBACK ENTERTAINMENT ON MOST FLIGHTS.

BUT NOW YOU CAN STREAM TV SHOWS, LISTEN TO MUSIC AND PLAY VIDEO GAMES ON YOUR **OWN** ELECTRONIC DEVICES FOR FREE ON FLIGHTS THAT ARE 90 MINUTES OR MORE. Return to index of stories...


TSA CONTEST-OC VO


THE T-S-A IS OFFERING REWARDS TO HELP THEM DO THEIR JOB BETTER.

THE AGENCY IS LOOKING FOR IDEAS TO SPEED UP SECURITY CHECKS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEA, HEAD TO OUR WEB SITE, NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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


SEX ASSAULT BILL-trx OC VO


A GROUP OF BIPARTISAN SENATORS WILL PRESENT A BILL TODAY AIMED AT CURBING SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES.

FLORIDA SENATOR MARCO RUBIO, ALONG WITH CLAIRE MCCASKILL, CHUCK GRASSLEY, KELLY AYOTTE AND OTHERS WILL UNVEIL THE LEGISLATION.

THE BILL WILL ALSO PROTECT AND EMPOWER STUDENTS. AND HOLD BOTH INSTITUTIONS AND PERPETRATORS ACCOUNTABLE.

A GROUP OF SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS AND ADVOCATES FOR THE BILL WILL ALSO THERE TODAY. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA IN KANSAS CITY-VOTOPS


PRESIDENT OBAMA IS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. TALKING ABOUT THE ECONOMY.

HE WILL GIVE A SPEECH AT THE CITY'S HISTORIC UPTOWN THEATER.

IN ADDITION TO SPEAKING ABOUT THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMY AND THE STRUGGLES OF WORKING FAMILIES, THE PRESIDENT IS EXPECTED TO CRITICIZE CONGRESS FOR ITS INACTION. AHEAD OF ITS FIVE WEEK BREAK BEGINNING FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


NCAA CONCUSSION-VOTOPS


THE NCAA HAS SETTLED A HEAD INJURY LAWSUIT WITH A 70-MILLION DOLLAR FUND.

THE CLASS ACTION AGREEMENT, WHICH STILL NEEDS APPROVAL BY A FEDERAL JUDGE, WOULD APPLY TO STUDENT ATHLETES IN ALL SPORTS WHO PLAYED AT SCHOOLS REGULATED BY THE NCAA.

THE SUIT APPLIES TO PLAYERS GOING BACK 50 YEARS AND UP TO 50 YEARS INTO THE FUTURE.

IT ALSO PROVIDES FUNDING FOR RESEARCH AND A MEDICAL MONITORING SYSTEM FOR STUDENT ATHLETES. Return to index of stories...


VA SWEARING IN-VOTOPS


IN A VOTE OF 97 TO ZERO, THE U.S. SENATE UNANIMOUSLY CONFIRMED ROBERT MCDONALD AS THE NEW SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.

LAST WEEK, MCDONALD TESTIFIED BEFORE THE SENATE VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE AND RECEIVED POSITIVE REMARKS FROM LAWMAKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE.

THE FORMER C-E-O OF PROCTOR & GAMBLE WAS NOMINATED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AFTER THE RESIGNATION OF FORMER V-A SECRETARY ERIC SHINSEKI AMID THE V-A SCANDAL. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK MESSENGER-trx oc vo


THERE IS A CHANGE COMING TO FACEBOOK THAT WILL IMPACT MOBILE USERS WHO USE THE MESSAGE FUNCTION A LOT.

SOON YOU WILL HAVE TO USE THE DEDICATED MOBILE MESSAGING APP THAT'S SEPARATE FROM THE FACEBOOK APP

FACEBOOK SAYS FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS IT WILL NOTIFY PEOPLE IF THEY WANT TO CONTINUE SENDING MOBILE MESSAGES, THEY'LL NEED TO DOWNLOAD THE MESSENGER.

FACEBOOK SAYS ITS MESSENGER APP IS USED BY MORE THAN 200 MILLION PEOPLE EVERY MONTH. Return to index of stories...


TWITTER SHARES SURGE-WIPE VOTOPS


SHARES OF TWITTER JUMPED 29-PERCENT IN AFTER-HOURS TRADING TUESDAY AFTER IT POSTED STRONG SECOND-QUARTER EARNINGS.

THE BETTER-THAN-EXPECTED QUARTERLY REPORT HELPED CALM FEARS AMONG INVESTORS ABOUT THE COMPANY'S GROWTH.

TWITTER RAISED ITS PROJECTION FOR TOTAL 2014 SALES TO ONE-POINT-THREE-BILLION-DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


Tease 2-2SHOT


A MOM'S ARREST IS SPARKING A DEBATE.

POLICE SAY SHE PUT HER CHILD'S LIFE IN DANGER BY LETTING HIM GO TO THE PARK ALONE - HE'S SEVEN!.

THE FULL STORY NEXT.

PLUS.

THERE ARE NEW QUESTIONG ABOUT THE SAFETY OF SOME SMALL SIZED CARS.

WE'LL GO OVER THE RESULTS.

HERE'S A HINT - ONLY ONE IN THE TEST GROUP GOT A GOOD RATING.

STAY WITH US. Return to index of stories...


1) MOM ARRESTED SON ALONE-VO


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2) SMALL CAR CRASH TESTS-VOTOPS


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WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT


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BREAK FIVE 5:19:15


HIT TIME 5:19:15 AM

LENGTH 2:30 Return to index of stories...


5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Day Planner

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.

ANOTHER ROUND OF OFF AND ON DOWNPOURS TODAY

As our winds continue to come in from the Gulf of Mexico today, we'll keep the chance for passing downpours to wash ashore and work their way eastward across Southwest Florida again today. We'll see some of those downpours through the morning, but the door remains open for rain at any time today.

Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the upper 80s at the beaches to the lower 90s inland. With humidity it will once again feel like we are near 100 degrees. Other than the passing downpours, our skies will be partly sunny.

Some isolated showers will wash ashore again tomorrow morning and through the day tomorrow. Then we transition toward more of an afternoon storm pattern by Friday and into the upcoming weekend. Highs will stay in the lower 90 and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic continuing to show high probability of development. The National Hurricane Center has placed the potential for development at 70% in the next couple of days and through the next 5 days.

There's a good possibility that it develops into a tropical depression or perhaps even a tropical storm over the next couple days.

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

Most forecast models still suggest this storm will eventually curve to the north by next week, which would keep the storm away from the U.S. mainland. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-NAVI


GOOD MORNING AND HAPPY HUMP DAY! I-75 AND U.S. 41 ARE ALL CLEAR. IN FORT MYERS, A TRAFFIC LIGHT IS NOT WORKING AT BOYSCOUT DRIVE & RAMSEY WAY. YOU SHOULD TREAT THE INTERSECTION AS A FOUR WAY STOP. I'M NATASHA VERMA WITH YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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FL MOM CAUGHT SHOPLIFTING WITH KIDS-VO WIPE


A FLORIDA MOM IS ACCUSED OF TRYING TO SHOPLIFT AND DITCHING HER KIDS AFTER SHE GOT CAUGHT.

POLICE BELIEVE 26-YEAR-OLD REBECCA STOLTZ WENT TO A WALMART IN DELAND WITH HER 6 YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER AND 9-YEAR-OLD STEP DAUGHTER.

SHE TRIED STEALING 44 DOLLARS WORTH OF CLOTHES.

BUT SECURITY CAUGHT HER.

THEN, SHE RAN FROM THE STORE, AND LEFT HER KIDS BEHIND. Return to index of stories...


FL MOM CAUGHT SHOPLIFTING WITH KIDS-SOTVO


randy nye, shopper: is there an excuse for her at all? i don't see one. how can you forget? forget what, your children? forget you're in front of your children, or forget you're setting a bad example for your children. it's just no way to behave.

SECURITY OFFICERS FOUND THE GIRLS CRYING.

THE MOM INITIALLY DIDN'T WANT TO GO BACK TO GET THEM.

SHE CALLED A FRIEND TO PICK THEM UP.

BUT HER PLAN DIDN'T WORK.

THE FRIEND GAVE POLICE HER NUMBER.

SHE CAME BACK AND TURNED HERSELF IN.

SHE'S NOW FACING CHILD ABUSE CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


MOM ARRESTED KID ALONE-trxOC (2)SOT VO


POLICE ON FLORIDA'S EAST COAST ARRESTED A MOM WHO LET HER SON GO TO THE PARK ALONE.

HE'S SEVEN YEARS OLD.

NOW IT'S SPARKING A DEBATE ABOUT HOW OLD IS OLD ENOUGH TO BE LEFT ALONE.

I'm totally dumbfounded by this whole situation.

I honestly didn't think I was doing anything wrong, I was letting him go play.

LAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON, NICOLE GAINEY GAVE HER SON DOMINIC PERMISSION TO WALK FROM THEIR HOUSE TO SPORTSMAN PARK.

IT'S A HALF MILE FROM THEIR PORT ST. LUCIE HOME.

SOMEONE AT A NEARBY SCHOOL CALLED POLICE AND THEY FOUND HIM AT THE PARK. Return to index of stories...


MOM ARRESTED KID ALONE-SOT VO


They asked me a couple questions and I got scared so I ran off to the park and then they called the cops.

THE OFFICER WROTE IN THE REPORT THAT DOMINIC WAS UNSUPERVISED AT THE PARK AND THAT QUOTE - NUMEROUS SEX OFFENDERS RESIDE IN THE VICINITY.

GAINEY SAYS SHE BELIEVES DOMINIC IS MATURE ENOUGH TO GO TO THE PARK ALONE DURING THE DAY. SHE ADDS HE ALWAYS HAS A CELL PHONE.

GAINEY PLANS TO FIGHT THE FELONY CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


SMALL CAR CRASH TESTS-trxVO IN PLASMA


A HIGHWAY SAFETY GROUP BACKED BY THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY, IS RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SAFETY OF SOME OF THE SMALLEST CARS ON THE ROAD.

NBC'S CHRIS CLACKUM HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


SMALL CAR CRASH TESTS-PKG


THE MINI-COOPER COUNTRYMAN WAS ONLY ONE. OF A DOZEN SMALL CARS.

.TO GET A GOOD RATING.IN WHAT'S CALLED. A SMALL OVERLAP FRONT CRASH TEST.

"Because it's got a rock-solid structure that keeps the space around the occupant intact and lets the seat belts and airbags do their job"

CONDUCTED BY THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY. THE SMALL OVERLAP TEST REPLICATES WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE FRONT CORNER OF A VEHICLE.

. COLLIDES WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE OR AN OBJECT. AT 40 MILES AN HOUR.

SEVEN OF THE 12 TESTED.RECEIVED ACCEPTABLE OR MARGINAL RATINGS

WHILE FOUR OTHERS RECEIVED A RATING OF POOR. INCLUDING THE FIAT 500L. NISSAN'S JUKE. AND THEIR ALL-ELECTRIC LEAF.AS WELL AS THE MAZDA 5.

THE INSTITUTE CONCLUDED THEY DIDN'T PROVIDE ENOUGH PROTECTION TO THE OCCUPANTS' COMPARTMENT.

"The survival space wasn't well maintained and that means things were pushing against the occupant, pushing on the legs"

HOWEVER, THE MANUFACTURERS OF EACH.POINT OUT THAT ALL FOUR CARS DID VERY WELL IN OTHER CRASH TESTS AND PLAN IMPROVEMENTS TO DO BETTER IN THIS ONE.

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


300 POUND GROUPER ATTACK-trxOC SOT VO


WE HAVE SOME AMAZING VIDEO TO SHOW YOU - TAKEN OFF THE COAST OF JUPITER.

A FLORIDA SPEAR FISHERMAN CAME TOO CLOSE TO A GIANT GROUPER.

**nats of guy laughing** nats of fish biting fin & fish

THE 300 POUND FISH SNAGGED THE GUY'S FIN. THEN HIS FISH.

HIS FISHING BUDDY TRIED TO GRAB THE SPEAR, BUT THE GROUPER WAS TOO FAST.

THEY EVENTUALLY FOUND THE SPEAR A QUARTER OF A MILE AWAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE 3-2SHOT


IN OUR NEXT HALF HOUR.

AN ALERT FOR PARENTS.

A DISTURBING TREND IS RECURFACING, THIS TIME IN COLLIER COUNTY.

NUDE PICTURES OF UNDERAGE GIRLS SHARED ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

DETAILS NEXT

PLUS.

A BUSINESS OWNER STEPS UP TO HELP, AFTER SEEING A STORY, RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2 - THE VANDALIZM DONE TO A NORTH FORT MYERS PARK.

YOU'RE WATCHING NBC-2 NEWS TODAY. Return to index of stories...


1) THE PURGE COLLIER-VO


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2) NFM PARK FIX IT-VOTOPS


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BREAK SIX 5:27:01 AM


HIT TIME 5:27:01 AM

LENGTH 2:37 Return to index of stories...


HEADLINES-trxTCMON(3)vo's


I'M KRISTA FOGELSONG - A RECENT STUDY SHOWS SEX ASSAULTS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES ARE AN EPIDEMIC AND THE ACCUSED ATTACKERS RARELY GET MORE THAN A SLAP ON THE WRIST.

TODAY - FLORIDA SENATOR MARCO RUBIO AND OTHER LAWMAKERS PUSH A BILL TO CURB ASSAULTS AND HOLD ATTACKERS ACCOUNTABLE.

PLUS.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT AND CHALLENGER CHARLIE CRIST TALK DEBATE AS THE POLITICAL SEASON HEATS UP.

WE ALSO LEARN MORE ABOUT CRIST'S PLATFORM - TALKING EQUAL PAY AND DISCRIMINATION ISSUES.

DETAILS AHEAD.

AND.

SANIBEL ISLAND IS SENDING OUT A TURTLE ALERT, AFTER A RECORD NUMBER OF NEST POP UP.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT THE FRAGILE SPECIES.

CLAY? Return to index of stories...


HL1) SEX ASSAULT BILL RUBIO-vo 1


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HL2) FL GOVERNOR'S RACE-vo 2


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HL3) TURTLE ALERT-vo 3


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GOOD MORNING(nfm vandalism update-trxVO IN PL VO F


THANKS KRISTA.

GOOD MORNING, I'M CLAY MILLER.

WE'LL ALSO TALK ABOUT A CASE OF VANDALISM IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

A NEW DEVELOPMENT TODAY, WE TALK TO THE NBC-2 VIEWER WHO SAW THE STORY, AND DIDN'T HESITATE TO GO OUT AND HELP.

FIRST THOUGH.

LETS GO TO HALEY WEBB WITH YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST.

HALEY? Return to index of stories...


5:30 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

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.

ANOTHER ROUND OF OFF AND ON DOWNPOURS TODAY

As our winds continue to come in from the Gulf of Mexico today, we'll keep the chance for passing downpours to wash ashore and work their way eastward across Southwest Florida again today. We'll see some of those downpours through the morning, but the door remains open for rain at any time today.

Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the upper 80s at the beaches to the lower 90s inland. With humidity it will once again feel like we are near 100 degrees. Other than the passing downpours, our skies will be partly sunny.

Some isolated showers will wash ashore again tomorrow morning and through the day tomorrow. Then we transition toward more of an afternoon storm pattern by Friday and into the upcoming weekend. Highs will stay in the lower 90 and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic continuing to show high probability of development. The National Hurricane Center has placed the potential for development at 70% in the next couple of days and through the next 5 days.

There's a good possibility that it develops into a tropical depression or perhaps even a tropical storm over the next couple days.

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

Most forecast models still suggest this storm will eventually curve to the north by next week, which would keep the storm away from the U.S. mainland. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-NAVI


GOOD MORNING. DEPUTIES ARE PATROLLING STATE ROAD 80 IN LEE COUNTY. NO MAJOR DELAYS ON THE ROADS RIGHT NOW. THERE'S A MINOR SLOWDOWN SOUTHBOUND ON U.S. 41 FROM PARK AVENUE TO CORKSCREW ROAD. THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


SEX ASSAULT BILL-trxPLASMA WIPE LIVE


SENATOR MARCO RUBIO WILL UNVEIL A LEGISLATION TODAY-- CURBING SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES.

TODAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT TOOK MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS WITH BOTH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS.

NBC2s ALEX DE ARMAS JOINS US LIVE FROM THE FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY CAMPUS-- WITH HOW THIS WILL AFFECT US HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


SEX ASSAULT BILL-LIVE U 2


GOOD MORNING.

UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE CAMPUSES ARE SUPPOSE TO BE SOMEWHERE WHERE STUDENTS CAN FOCUS ON LEARNING-- NOT FEAR FOR THWIR SAFETY.

THAT WHY FLORIDA SENATOR MARCO RUBIO WILL BE ONE OF SEVERAL BIPARTISAN SENATORS ANNOUNCING THE INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO PREVENT SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON CAMPUSES. Return to index of stories...


SEX ASSAULT BILL-VO SS


THE GOAL: TO BETTER PROTECT AND EMPOWER STUDENTS AND HOLD NOT ONLY THE PERPETRATOR BUT THE INSTITUTION ACCOUNTABLE.

YOU MAY REMEMBER LAST YEAR WHEN AN F-G-C-U STUDENT WAS ARRESTED--

ACCUSED OF ATTACKING *THREE FEMALE STUDENTS IN LESS THAN A WEEK.

ACCORDING TO LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES. JOSHUA SE-KU-LIC SEXUALLY ASSAULTED TWO WOMEN ON CAMPUS.

AND A THIRD GOT AWAY AFTER SHE SAYS HE ATTACKED HER. Return to index of stories...


SEX ASSAULT BILL-SOT VO


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SEX ASSAULT BILL-LIVE U 2


ON CAM

SENATOR RUBIO WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON DC THIS MORNING AT 10:45.

HES EXPECTED TO TALK THE ABOUT THE DETAILS COUNT ON US TO BRING THOSE TO YOU.

ADA. Return to index of stories...


THE PURGE IN COLLIER COUNTY-trx-OTS-VO


THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS AN IMPORTANT WARNING FOR PARENTS ABOUT YOUR TEENAGE KIDS.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS GETTING MORE REPORTS OF PHOTOS SHOWING NAKED TEENAGE GIRLS BEING POSTED TO SOCIAL MEDIA SITES.

IT'S A NEW TREND CALLED "PURGE" PAGES, NAMED AFTER A MOVIE ABOUT ANARCHY.

SEVERAL OF THE PICTURES WERE SENT BY THE GIRLS TO THEIR THEN-BOYFRIENDS - AND IN ONE CASE, WE LEARNED, THEY WERE STOLEN OFF OF A GIRL'S PHONE. Return to index of stories...


THE PURGE IN COLLIER COUNTY-SOTVO


12;48;13-28

" I think what this is, is a severe form of cyber bullying, and it has severe consequences for the victims in these cases."

DEPUTIES ENCOURAGE PARENTS TO TALK TO THEIR TEENS AND MONITOR THEIR PHONES AND INTERNET USAGE.

PEOPLE POSTING AND ANYONE DOWNLOADING THESE PHOTO'S --

NO MATTER WHAT AGE --

COULD FACE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


NFM SCORE BOARD FIX-trxOC VO


WE HAVE AN UPDATE TO A STORY WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT MONDAY NIGHT.

VANDALS STRUCK A NORTH FORT MYERS LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD OVER THE WEEKEND.

A VIEWER SAW OUR STORY -- AND WANTED TO HELP.

MARTY DOBRANSKY GOT TO WORK RIGHT AWAY, REMOVING THE GRAFFITTI.

IT WAS ALL OVER THE SCORE BOARD AT NORTH FORT MYERS COMMUNITY PARK.

MARTY WORKS FOR ABERNATHY FINISH MASTERS.

HE KNEW HIS SKILLS AND PRODUCTS WOULD BE USEFUL.

AND IF HE HADN'T STEPPED IN FOR FREE --

THE LEAGUE WOULD HAVE HAD TO PAY MORE THAN 500 DOLLARS IN REPAIRS. Return to index of stories...


NFM SCORE BOARD FIX-SOTVO


MARTY DOBRANSKY - ABERNATHY FINISH MASTERS

48:53 -:58

"I don't have the time to coach now or be more involved in the sports, so this is how I give back."

BILL LEMMERMAN - LEAGUE PRESIDENT

2:42 -:51

"It's nice to know that people care, it really is, when there's evidence that's other don't It's heart warming."

LEE COUNTY PARK CREWS PAINTED OVER THE OTHER GRAFFITI ON THE DUGOUTS AND WALLS TUESDAY MORNING. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CRASH FOLO-VO


NBC-2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT FUNERAL PLANS ARE BEING MADE FOR A FATHER AND DAUGHTER KILLED AFTER A PLANE CRASHED LAST WEEKEND IN SARASOTA COUNTY.

9-YEAR-OLD OCEANA IRIZARRY GIRL WAS CRITICALLY INJURED AND LATER DIED IN THE HOSPITAL.

HER FATHER.

OMMY, A SERGEANT IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY, DIED AT THE SCENE WHERE THE SMALL PLANE MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON VENICE BEACH.

PILOT KARL KOKOMOOR RELEASED A STATEMENT THROUGH HIS PASTOR APOLOGIZING TO THE FAMILY.

HE ALSO DETAILED THE MOMENT HE REALIZED HE HAD HIT SOMEONE. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CRASH FOLO-SOTVO


'The plane hit the water with the nose down to rest at water's edge. It was only after I exited the plane did I realize there were people on the beach. I never saw them.

PILOT KARL KOKOMOOR AND HIS PASSENGER WERE UNINJURED.

THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD IS INVESTIGATING THE ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


NO CHARGES FOR PIT BULL CASE-VO


THE RELATIVES OF A FLORIDA BOY KILLED BY PIT BULLS WILL *NOT FACE CHARGES.

EARLIER THIS MONTH, TWO DOGS ATTACKED FOUR YEAR OLD LOGAN SHEPPARD IN RIVERVIEW, NEAR TAMPA.

THE BOY WAS AT HIS UNCLE'S HOUSE AND THE ADULTS WERE IN ANOTHER ROOM.

THE STATE ATTORNEY SAID THERE ISN'T ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO PROVE THE ADULTS HAD ANY CRIMINAL INTENT. Return to index of stories...


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FL GOVERNOR DEBATES-PLASMA VO


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT AGREED TO PARTICIPATE IN THREE DEBATES THIS FALL.

BUT TOP DEMOCRATIC RIVAL CHARLIE CRIST SAYS THERE SHOULD BE MORE.

THE FORMER GOVERNOR WANTS 7 DEBATES AGAINST SCOTT.

AT THE SAME TIME THOUGH.

CRIST HAS REFUSED TO DEBATE HIS DEMOCRATIC RIVAL NAN RICH.

THEY FACE OFF IN THE PRIMARY NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


CHARLIE CRIST ANNOUNCEMENT-PLASMA (2)CG PLASMA


CHARLIE CRIST ISN'T EVEN ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT YET, BUT HE'S ALREADY TALKING ABOUT WHAT HE WOULD DO IF HE GETS HIS OLD JOB BACK.

THE CONVERTED DEMOCRAT SAYS ON HIS FIRST DAY AS GOVERNOR HE WOULD SIGN EXECUTIVE ORDERS CALLING ON FLORIDA COMPANIES TO PAY WOMEN AS MUCH AS MEN IN THE SAME POSITIONS.

HE ALSO WANTS TO PUT A LAW ON THE BOOKS THAT PREVENTS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST GAY AND LESBIAN EMPLOYEES.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT CALLED THE PROMISES ALL TALK AND NO ACTION. Return to index of stories...


IMPEACHMENT CONTROVERSY-PLASMA SOT PLASMA


G-O-P LAWMAKERS WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR.

THEY DO **NOT WANT TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT OBAMA.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO REPUBLICAN HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER REACTING TO A SUGGESTION BY SOME HOUSE REPUBLICANS.

BOEHNER SAYS IT ALL COMES DOWN TO POLITICS.

This whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president's own staff, and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Why? Because they're trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this year's elections. We have no plans to impeach the president.

A NUMBER OF HOUSE REPUBLICANS *HAVE SUGGESTED THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE IMPEACHED. Return to index of stories...


IMPEACHMENT CONTROVERSY-SOT PLASMA


There are some prominent members of the republican party who have articulated their support for articles of impeachment. that is the view they've articulated. What we're focused on is the business of the American people.

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT IS TAKING IMPEACHMENT TALKS SERIOUSLY. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL TAX FREE HOLIDAY-OC VO


THE AVERAGE FAMILY SPENDS NEARLY 700 DOLLARS A YEAR ON BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING.

BUT HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO SAVE SOME MONEY.

FLORIDA'S THREE-DAY SALES TAX HOLIDAY STARTS FRIDAY.

THIS YEAR -- THE TAX EXEMPTION FOR CLOTHES AND SHOES HAS BEEN RAISED TO $100-DOLLARS OR LESS PER ITEM.

THE FIRST 750-DOLLARS OF A COMPUTER PURCHASE WILL ALSO BE TAX FREE. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL TAX FREE HOLIDAY-SOTVO


John Fleming, Florida Retail Federation

"Retailers know that there is going to be a big increase in store traffic for that weekend. So, they are going to be bumping up their advertising a little bit, maybe putting some things on special to get you attracted into their stores as opposed to going into their competitors."

THE STATE EXPECTS SHOPPERS TO SAVE AT LEAST $40 MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE TAX FREE HOLIDAY. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL SEA TURTLES-VIDBX


THERE ARE NEW CALLS FOR AWARENESS - TO HELP SAVE BABY SEA TURTLES ON SANIBEL ISLAND.

THE D-N-R WANTS RESIDENTS TO TURN OFF THEIR LIGHTS -- AND CLOSE CURTAINS AND BLINDS AFTER DARK.

THIS YEAR -- THERE ARE A RECORD 85 NESTS ON THE EAST END OF THE ISLAND --

AND 277 NESTS ON THE WEST END.

THE PROBLEM IS SOME HATCHLINGS HAVE BEEN FOUND HEADING AWAY FROM THE GULF --

AND TOWARDS LIGHTS FROM NEARBY BEACHFRONT PROPERTIES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE 4-2SHOT


FLORIDA HAS HAD SOME PRETTY UNIQUE HUNTING SEASONS.FROM ALIGATORS AND PYTHONS.TO LIONFISH AND NOW???? HOGS?????

WHY SOME SAY THESE PORKERS HAVE GONE HOG WILD AND NEED TO BE STOPPED. Return to index of stories...


1) HOG HUNTING-VO


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FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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BREAK SEVEN 5:39:23 AM


HIT TIME 5:39:23 AM

LENGTH 2:37 Return to index of stories...


5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Weather Trends

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.

ANOTHER ROUND OF OFF AND ON DOWNPOURS TODAY

As our winds continue to come in from the Gulf of Mexico today, we'll keep the chance for passing downpours to wash ashore and work their way eastward across Southwest Florida again today. We'll see some of those downpours through the morning, but the door remains open for rain at any time today.

Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the upper 80s at the beaches to the lower 90s inland. With humidity it will once again feel like we are near 100 degrees. Other than the passing downpours, our skies will be partly sunny.

Some isolated showers will wash ashore again tomorrow morning and through the day tomorrow. Then we transition toward more of an afternoon storm pattern by Friday and into the upcoming weekend. Highs will stay in the lower 90 and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic continuing to show high probability of development. The National Hurricane Center has placed the potential for development at 70% in the next couple of days and through the next 5 days.

There's a good possibility that it develops into a tropical depression or perhaps even a tropical storm over the next couple days.

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

Most forecast models still suggest this storm will eventually curve to the north by next week, which would keep the storm away from the U.S. mainland. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI


WE ARE CRASH FREE ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. I-75 AND U.S. 41 ARE ALL CLEAR. IN NAPLES, DEPUTIES ARE PATROLLING SUNSHINE BLVD. BACK TO YOU KRISTA AND CLAY. Return to index of stories...


NEW UKRAINE SANCTIONS-trxPLASMA SOT PLASMA


PRESIDENT OBAMA ADDRESSED THE NATION TUESDAY ABOUT NEW, TOUGHER SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA FOR SUPPORTING REBELS IN UKRAINE.

THE PRESIDENT ACCUSED RUSSIAN-BACKED SEPARATISTS OF TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE AT THE CRASH SITE OF MALAYSIAN FLIGHT 17 IN EASTERN UKRAINE. AND OF INTERFERING WITH THE INVESTIGATION.

If Russia continues on its current path the cost on Russia will continue to grow and today is a reminder that the united states means what it says. We will rally the international community in standing up for the rights and freedom of people around the world.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS RUSSIA CAN DO THINGS TO FIX THIS CRISIS, STARTING WITH RECOGNIZING THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


ISIS VIDEO THREAT-WIPE VO IN PLS VO FULL


WIPE

THE ISLAMIC MILITANTS TRYING TO TAKE OVER IRAQ JUST RELEASED A THREATENING VIDEO.

IT WARNS THEY WILL EXECUTE IRAQI SOLDIERS.

THE GROUP KNOWN AS ISIS ALREADY OVERTOOK MOST OF THE NORTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY.

WHEN THEY DID THAT, THOUSANDS OF IRAQI SOLDIERS ABANDONED THEIR POSITIONS.

THE GOVERNMENT IS STILL IN FIRM CONTROL OF BAGHDAD. Return to index of stories...


ISRAEL GAZA-PLASMA VO


AND BREAKING NEWS IN GAZA.

ON TOP OF AN ALREADY DEADLY DAY, WE ARE GETTING REPORTS OF ANOTHER SCHOOL THAT WAS ATTACKED.

AUTHORITIES ARE SAYING A TANK SHELL HIT THE SCHOOL IN GAZA - AT LEAST 13 PEOPLE WERE KILLED

ADD THAT TO AT LEAST 100 PALESTINIANS WHO DIED IN ATTACKS TUESDAY.

THAT'S TWICE THE NUMBER OF CASULATIES ISRAEL HAS SUFFERED IN THE THREE WEEKS OF FIGHTING.

AND A TOUGH HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN GAZA LOOKS LIKE IT COULD GET WORSE.

THEIR POWER PLANT WAS FORCED TO SHUT DOWN TUESDAY AFTER TANK SHELLS HIT ONE OF THE FUEL TANKS. Return to index of stories...


HOG HUNTING-trxOC NATSVO


TO THE NEWS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE CONSIDERING HOG HUNTS ON COUNTY LAND.

LEADERS SAY THE WILD HOG POPULATION IS OUT OF CONTROL.

snorting oinking

COUNTY LEADERS ARE ASKING HUNTING COMPANIES TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO LEAD HOG HUNTS.

TRAPPING WILD HOGS ISN'T HELPING WITH POPULATION CONTROL.

ABOUT 30 PEOPLE SHOWED UP TO DISCUSS HOW THE HOG HUNTS WOULD WORK.

RIGHT NOW, THEY WOULD BE SHOTGUN ONLY AND ON CONSERVATION LAND. Return to index of stories...


HOG HUNTING-SOTVO


they're just looking to go up one step and take care of the problem and set some really great hunts for lee county citizens. you don't have to spend $700 to go across the state, the hogs are right here

THE HOGS ARE CAUSING DAMAGE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

COMPANIES INTERESTED IN LEADING HUNTS CAN SUBMIT BIDS THROUGH AUGUST 20TH. Return to index of stories...


TEEN CLIMBS ON MOMS CAR-TRX-SOTVO TOPS


"She slaps him across the face, and tells him to find his own ride home."

POLICE GOT INVOLVED AFTER AN ARGUMENT BETWEEN A MOM AND TEENAGE SON QUICKLY ESCALATED, IN OHIO.

IT HAPPENED AT A MOVIE THEATER PARKING LOT.

A COUPLE OF TEENS WITNESSED THE WHOLE THING.

THEY SAY MOM GOT IN THE CAR WITH HER 10-YEAR-OLD AND PREPARED TO DRIVE AWAY.

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TEEN CLIMBS ON MOMS CAR-SOTVO


"The older kid jumps on the back of the car, and climbs to the roof."

"She's going about 50 miles an hour, and we're just trying to keep up, and that's when I decided, okay, I'm going to call 911."

THE FRIENDS RECORDED THE WILD TRIP.

AT ONE POINT THE WOMAN WAITED THROUGH A RED LIGHT WITH HER 19-YEAR-OLD SON STILL HANGING ON.

THE WHOLE THING LASTED 10 MINUTES.

WHEN POLICE FINALLY CATCH UP-

THE MOM HAD NO IDEA HER SON JUMPED ON THE ROOF OF THE CAR.

HE'S BEING CHARGED FOR RIDING OUTSIDE A VEHICLE. Return to index of stories...


JESSE VENTURA DEFAMATION TRIAL-VO WIPE


FORMER MINNESOTA GOVERNOR JESSE VENTURA WON A HUGE DEFAMATION CASE.

A JURY AWARDED HIM ONE POINT EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS, IN HIS LAWSUIT AGAINST THE ESTATE OF "AMERICAN SNIPER" AUTHOR CHRIS KYLE.

KYLE WROTE HE PUNCHED VENTURA FOR MAKING DISPARAGING COMMENTS AGAINST NAVY SEALS IN A CALIFORNIA BAR IN 2006.

VENTURA SAYS IT NEVER HAPPENED.

KYLE INSISTED IN TESTIMONY VIDEOTAPED BEFORE HE WAS MURDERED LAST YEAR THAT IT DID.

DESPITE THE VICTORY, VENTURA ISN'T CELEBRATING. Return to index of stories...


JESSE VENTURA DEFAMATION TRIAL-SOTVO


He wanted me to express his sentiment that there are no real winners in this trial. He's certainly grateful to the jury for their verdict, but he reputation with an entire generation of young SEALS may never be repaired, that's why he says there's no winner here.

KYLE AND FRIEND WERE SHOT AND KILLED AT A TEXAS GUN RANGE.

THE GUNMAN WAS A FORMER MARINE THE TWO WERE HELPING WITH P-T-S-D.

VENTURA'S ATTORNEY SAYS KYLE'S ESTATE IS BACKED BY AN INSURANCE COMPANY AND THEY WILL PAY THE ONE-POINT-EIGHT MILLION DOLLAR JUDGEMENT. Return to index of stories...


NOISY CHILDREN BANNED-VO


A POPULAR RESTAURANT IN MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA IS RASING A FEW EYEBROWS WITH IT'S NO NOISY CHILDREN POLICY.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE SIGN-

NO STROLLERS, NO HIGH CHAIRS, NO BOOSTER CHAIRS-

AND NO CHILDREN MAKING NOISE IN THE DINING ROOM.

THE OWNER OF OLD FISHERMAN'S GROTTO SAYS, HE DOESN'T CARE IF SOME PEOPLE ARE OFFENDED. Return to index of stories...


NOISY CHILDREN BANNED-SOTVO


"I'm completely shocked/ it seemed like they didn't want any child, they said the child can't make any noises in there, so they turned us away"

THE OWNER SAYS HE'S OK WITHOUT HER BUSINESS. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING PHOTOBOMB-OC SOT VO


THERE'S PHOTOBOMBING - THEN THERE'S THIS.

NATS OF THUNDER

THE COUPLE SAYS THEY WANTED ONE LAST PICTURE ON THE BEACH IN MEXICO.

THAT'S WHEN LIGHTNING FLASHED IN THE BACKGROUND IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY THUNDER.

THEY GOT A GOOD SCARE.BUT THEY'RE OK THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


PAID TO WORKOUT-OTS


HOW DOES THIS SOUND-

GETTING PAID TO WORKOUT.

YOU CAN WITH A NEW APP CALLED PACT- BUT IT COULD ALSO COST YOU.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS.

YOU GIVE THE APP YOUR PAYMENT INFORMATION-

AND EACH WEEK YOU PLEDGE TO DO A CERTAIN NUMBER OF WORKOUTS AND WHAT YOU'LL PAY IF YOU MISS ONE.

THE MINIMUM FEE IS FIVE BUCKS.

BUT IF YOU MAKE ALL THOSE WORKOUTS-

YOU'LL RECIEVE REWARD MONEY.

IT COMES FROM THE POT OF FINES FROM PEOPLE WHO FAIL TO HONOR THEIR PACTS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE 5-2SHOT


I THINK WE ALL AGREE ANY EXTRA PARKING ON FORT MYERS BEACH WOULD BE A GOOD THING.

BUT, ONE IN PARTICULAR IS MAKING SOME UNEASY. THE PARKING LOT CONTORVERSEY UP NEXT. Return to index of stories...


1) FMB PARKING LOT ISSUE-VO


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FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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BREAK EIGHT 5:49:40 AM


HIT TIME 5:49:40 AM

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LIVE PIC BUMP 15 DECEMBER, 1963 FRANKIE VALLI-15


YOU'RE LOOKING AT A LIVE SHOT OF. Return to index of stories...


5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Full Forecast

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.

ANOTHER ROUND OF OFF AND ON DOWNPOURS TODAY

As our winds continue to come in from the Gulf of Mexico today, we'll keep the chance for passing downpours to wash ashore and work their way eastward across Southwest Florida again today. We'll see some of those downpours through the morning, but the door remains open for rain at any time today.

Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the upper 80s at the beaches to the lower 90s inland. With humidity it will once again feel like we are near 100 degrees. Other than the passing downpours, our skies will be partly sunny.

Some isolated showers will wash ashore again tomorrow morning and through the day tomorrow. Then we transition toward more of an afternoon storm pattern by Friday and into the upcoming weekend. Highs will stay in the lower 90 and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic continuing to show high probability of development. The National Hurricane Center has placed the potential for development at 70% in the next couple of days and through the next 5 days.

There's a good possibility that it develops into a tropical depression or perhaps even a tropical storm over the next couple days.

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

Most forecast models still suggest this storm will eventually curve to the north by next week, which would keep the storm away from the U.S. mainland. Return to index of stories...


BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI


IN PORT CHARLOTTE, DEPUTIES ARE PATROLLING U.S. 41 AND PORT CHARLOTTE BLVD SO DRIVE WITH CAUTION. I'M CHECKING YOUR ROADWAYS IN LEHIGH ACRES AND NOTHING MAJOR TO REPORT. WE STILL LOOK GOOD OUT THERE. THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL FIRE DRILL POLICY-VOWIPE


STUDENTS AND PARENTS AREN'T THE ONLY ONES GEARING UP FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

LEE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT NANCY GRAHAM SAYS THE DISTRICT IS QUOTE: "GOING BACK TO THE BASICS" FOR FIRE DRILL POLICIES.

GRAHAM TOLD BOARD MEMBERS TUESDAY -- ALL PRINCIPALS WILL receive NEW TRAINING.

THE PROPOSED FIRE DRILL POLICY INCLUDES TWO IN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF SCHOOL -- AND THEN ONCE A MONTH FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.

THERE'S ALSO A NEW WEB BASED REPORTING SYSTEM.

LEE COUNTY STUDENTS AREN'T THE ONLY ONES GOING BACK TO SCHOOL SOON.

AFTER REPORTS SURFACED THAT 40 PERCENT OF SCHOOLS MISSED DOING OR REPORTING DRILLS - Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL FIRE DRILL POLICY-SOTVO


SOT - Dr. Nancy Graham - Superintendent

02:37:13 we're meeting to strictly talk about management and the basics of running a school house, so we're going to go back to the basics. 02:37:18

THIS NEW POLICY COMES AFTER AN NBC-2 INVESTIGATION.

IT REVEALED LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS WERE NOT IN LINE WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S FIRE DRILL REQUIREMENTS.

A PUBLIC HEARING IS SET FOR AUGUST 12TH. Return to index of stories...


FMB PARKING LOT ISSUE-OC VO


A SMALL, EMPTY CHUNK OF LAND HAS MANY PEOPLE ON FORT MYERS BEACH UPSET.

THE TOWN WANTS TO BUILD A PARKING LOT FOR THE HISTORIC MOUND HOUSE ON CONNECTICUT STREET.

FORT MYERS BEACH LEADERS SAY THAT WILL ALLEVIATE PARKING PROBLEMS.

THE TOWN BOUGHT THE LAND MONTHS AGO --

PEOPLE WHO LIVE NEARBY SAY THE LOT WILL BE AN EYESORE. Return to index of stories...


FMB PARKING LOT ISSUE-SOTVO


Gene Simpson, Connecticut Street/Opposes Lot "I think it's a waste of people money. I just think they want to do something with the land."

Phoebe Godfrey, Connecticut Street/Supports lot "Public spaces are very important and whether they are parking lots. people need places that are supported by public funds."

FORT MYERS BEACH IS REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY FOR INPUT.

THEY HOPE TO HAVE A DECISION BEFORE THE MOUND HOUSE REOPENS NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-CLIPTOPS


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1) UCLA FLOOD-PLASMA VO


A BIG TOP STORY AS YOU WAKE UP ---

UNBELIEVABLE FOOTAGE AS A GEYSER SHOOTS WATER ALL OVER THE UCLA CAMPUS, AFTER A VERY OLD WATER MAIN BURST.

RIGHT NOW FIREFIGHTERS ARE MAKING SURE NO ONE IS TRAPPED.

AND EVERYONE'S COMMENTING ON THE HORRIBLE IRONY THAT THIS HAPPENED WHILE CALIFORNIA IS EXPERIENCING AN UNPRECEDENTED DROUGHT RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


2) SPINY LOBSTER SEASON-VOTOPS


PLUS --- ALL NEW AS OF MIDNIGHT, SPINY LOBSTER SEASON KICKS OFF.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO --- PLUS SOME OF THE BEST WAYS TO COOK UP THE DELECTIBLE DISH. Return to index of stories...


3) COMMUNITY COUNTS HUMANE SOCIETY-LIVE U1LOOK-VO


PLUS -- NBC-2 IS SHOWING YOU HOW COMMUNITY COUNTS.

THIS IS A BRAND NEW STORY THIS MORNING ---

FOR THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY IN FORT MYERS, SUMMER MONTHS ARE TOUGH.

WHAT THEY ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF, AND HOW YOU CAN HELP IN ALL SORTS OF WAYS. Return to index of stories...


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A LIVE LOOK RIGHT NOW AT-- , SHOWING --

NBC2 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST HALEY WEBB WILL BE LIVE WITH AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE TWOS AT 6-02. Return to index of stories...


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HIT TIME 5:57:50 AM Return to index of stories...