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HL1) TERRY BRADY IN COURT-TRX-FSS TS2) RED TIDE-TC MON VO
HL2) RED TIDE BLOOM-VOTOPS-TRX TS3) RICK SCOTT-TC MON VO
HL3) WEATHER-WX-TRX MIDEAST CRISIS-INTRO
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP MIDEAST CRISIS-PKG
LAKE O CONFERENCE CALL-2 SHOT VIDBOX CONGRESS COUNTDOWN-TRX VO
NEW RIGHT NOW-TRX CONGRESS COUNTDOWN-SOTVO
GREAT FUTURES CAMPAIGN-OTS BANNER PRESIDENT SUING-TRX VO
TERRY BRADY COURT VIDEO-VO OBAMA CARE WEBSITE-VOWIPE
FOWLER STREET HOMICIDE-TRX SS VO CHARCO DRUG BUST-VOWIPE
FOWLER STREET HOMICIDE-SOT SS CHARCO DRUG BUST-SOTVO
FLESH EATING BACTERIA-OC-CG ARMSTRONG OPTS OUT OF TESTING-VOWIPE
FLESH EATING BACTERIA-SOT-OC ARMSTRONG OPTS OUT OF TESTING-SOTVO
CHIKUNGUNYA MORE CASES-OC CG LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-TRX VO
CHIKUNGUNYA MORE CASES-OC-SS LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-SOTVOBNR
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT LEE SCHOOLS ROUNDTABLE-OC-CG
TZ1A) NAPLES FORECLOSE-VOTOPS-TRX FBI DISS CONSERVATIVE SHOW-OC VO
TZ1B) SELFIE WITH THE PRES-VOTOPS BURNED FROM IPAD-OC VO
WEATHER-STC WALMART DOWN GRADED-OTS VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP WHATS A GEEP-TRX VOTOPS
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL TODDLER CRAZE-OC-SOTVO
NAPLES FORCLOSED PROP-TRX VO TESLA TEST DRIVE-TRX INTRO
NAPLES FORCLOSED PROP-SOTVO TESLA TEST DRIVE-PKG
GGE BRUSH FIRE-TRX VO TESLA TEST DRIVE-OC BANNER
AMY YOUNG PROTECTIVE ORDER-TRX-SS IN PLASMA TEASE FOUR-TRX
MEDICAL HELICOPTER OPEN HOUSE-CG TZ4A) SPANISH GOLD-VOWIPE
SELFIE WITH THE PRES-VOTOPS TZ4B) HEART ATTACK-VOTOPS
SELFIE WITH THE PRES-SOTVO WEATHER TEASE-STC
THE USIE-OC FL FAMILY FINDS SPANISH GOLD-ON CAM
TEASE TWO-TRX FL FAMILY FINDS SPANISH GOLD-PKG
TZ2A) POWERPOINT-VOWIPE WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
TZ2B) STRIP CLUB-VOTOPS WEATHER-WX WALL
RED TIDE BLOOM-TRX MAPTOPS VO HEART ATTACK DURING TRAFFIC STOP-ON CAM
GOVERNOR SCOTT IN BONITA SPRINGS-TRX-VO HEART ATTACK DURING TRAFFIC STOP-PKG
STRIP CLUB HIT & RUN-SS (2) VO AX FLIES FROM TRUCK-VO
STRIP CLUB HIT & RUN-SOTVO AX FLIES FROM TRUCK-SOTVO
CAPTIVA CRASH REPORT-TRX-OTS-VO-SS TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
POWERPOINT CHAMP-VO TZ5A) ROB FORD-VO
POWERPOINT CHAMP-SOTVO HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
CAPE MAYORS NIGHT OUT-CGTOPS HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
DINE OUT FOR A CURE-TRX-VO SPANX JEANS-VO
DINE OUT FOR A CURE-SOTVO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
SECURING THE BORDER-INTRO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
SECURING THE BORDER-PKG ROB FORD SEE SAW-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE-TRX NEW AT NOON TEASE-2SHOT
TZ3A) MIDEAST CRISIS-VOTOPS NOON TZA) MOSQUITO APP-VOTOPS
TZ3B) LONGER SCHOOL-VOTOPS NOON TZB) FL HOMELESS TEACHER-TRX SOTVO
NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP NOON TZC) WORST MEAL IN AMERICA-TRX VOTOPS
TS1) FOWLER STREET HOMICIDE-TC MON VO CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


HL1) TERRY BRADY IN COURT-TRX-FSS


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW--

THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING A TRANSGENERED WOMAN HAS HIS DAY IN COURT.

FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED AS HE WENT BEFORE A LEE COUNTY JUDGE. Return to index of stories...


HL2) RED TIDE BLOOM-VOTOPS-TRX


AND RED TIDE HAS HIT THE GULF OF MEXICO

STRAIGHT AHEAD, FIND OUT WHERE IT IS AND IF IT WILL INCH IT'S WAY TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BEACHES. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WEATHER-WX-TRX


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NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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LAKE O CONFERENCE CALL-2 SHOT VIDBOX


GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, GOOD TO HAVE YOU ALONG ON THIS THURSDAY. I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

AND IM CHAD OLIVER.

TODAY WE LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR COASTLINE'S WATER QUALITY.

FROM A RED TIDE BLOOM. TO FRESH WATER RELEASES COMING FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

THREE HOURS FROM NOW THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS WILL TALK ABOUT THIS SUMMER'S RAINY SEASON.

COUNT ON US TO ASK HOW MUCH WATER THEY PLAN TO SEND TOWARD THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

LAST SUMMER'S HEAVY RAINS SENT MORE THAN NORMAL AMOUNTS OF NUTRIENT RICH FRESH WATER TO OUR BEACHES. Return to index of stories...


NEW RIGHT NOW-TRX


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GREAT FUTURES CAMPAIGN-OTS BANNER


NEW RIGHT NOW AT 11.

THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF LEE COUNTY IS MAKING SURE KIDS IN THE COUNTY HAVE WHAT THEY NEED TO DO WELL IN SCHOOL.

THE GROUP IS JOINING THE NATIONWIDE "GREAT FUTURES CAMPAIGN."

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS, THE CAMPAIGN PROVIDES AT RISK CHILDREN AND TEENS WITH A SAFE PLACE TO GO AFTER SCHOOL AND DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO GET INVOLVED GO TO NBC-2.COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


TERRY BRADY COURT VIDEO-VO


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FOWLER STREET HOMICIDE-TRX SS VO


WE ARE STAYING ON TOP OF A BIG DEVELOPING STORY IN LEE COUNTY.

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY THEY'VE GOT THEIR GUY.

TERRY BRADY WAS ARRESTED FOR THE MURDER OF A TRANSGENDER WOMAN-

YASMIN SANCHEZ.

BRADY APPEARED IN COURT THIS MORNNG.

HE IS CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE.

THE DEFENSE CLAIMS THERE IS NO DIRECT EVIDENCE LINKING MR. BRADY TO THE MURDER OF YASMIN SANCHEZ.

THE JUDGE FELT DIFFERENTLY.

SHE SAID THE EVIDENCE OF GUILT IS GREAT AND ISSUED NO BOND.

BRADY ID DUE BACK IN COURT TOMORROW FOR VIOLATION OF PROBATION ON PREVIOUS TRAFFIC CHARGES.

IN JUNE, SANCHEZ WAS FOUND SHOT AND BURNED--

HER BODY LEFT BEHIND A DUMPSTER ON FOWLER STREET.

NBC-2 SPOKE WITH FMAILY MEMBERS WHO SAY, THEY'RE RELIEVED THEIR DAUGHTER'S ALLEGED KILLER IS BEHIND BARS.

THEY SAY SANCHEZ KNEW BRADY BUT THE TWO DIDN'T GET ALONG.

NBC-2 DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT, BRADY HAS A LENGTHY ARREST RECORD--INCLUDING NUMEROUS DRUG CHARGES AND SOLICITATION FOR PROSTITUTION. Return to index of stories...


FOWLER STREET HOMICIDE-SOT SS


SOT-SHANNON ADAMS STEPMOM

It makes it better to sleep at night knowing they the person who did

this is behind bars

6:49:42-6:49:47

BRADY IS CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER.

HE'S BEING HELD ON NO BOND. Return to index of stories...


FLESH EATING BACTERIA-OC-CG


A HEALTH WARNING IS MAKING PEOPLE THINK TWICE BEFORE GOING IN THE WATER.

SARASOTA COUNTY HEALTH WORKERS SAY IF YOU HAVE AN OPEN SORE - DON'T GO IN COASTAL OR INLAND WATERS.

THEY ALSO ADVISE AGAINST EATING RAW OYSTERS.

TODAY'S WARNING COMES AFTER ONE PERSON DIED AND SOMEONE ELSE BECAME SICK.

A FLESH-EATING BACTERIA IS GETTING THE BLAME.

IN *BOTH* CASES EACH MAN HAD A CUT ON THEIR BODY THAT BECAME INFECTED.

SO FAR THIS YEAR THERE HAVE BEEN ELEVEN CASES OF THE BACTERIA STATEWIDE. Return to index of stories...


FLESH EATING BACTERIA-SOT-OC


"It's definitely something we should be concerned about and aware of and take the precautions needed to avoid exposure."

TO GIVE YOU PIECE OF MIND --- NBC-2 CHECKED WITH THE HEALTH DEPARTMENTS IN LEE, COLLIER AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES,

THERE HAVE BEEN NO RECENT CASES.

ALTHOUGH, WE'RE TOLD OTHER BACTERIA FOUND IN THE WATER LIKE STREP HAS BEEN MAKING PEOPLE SICK. Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA MORE CASES-OC CG


A VIRUS INFECTING MORE THAN A HUNDRED FLORIDIANS IS NOW SPREADING AROUND THE U-S.

THE CHIKUNGUNYA VIRUS STARTED IN THE CARIBBEAN.

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL HAVE CITED FOUR HUNDRED CASES IN NON-CARIBBEAN AREAS OF THE U-S THIS YEAR.

CHIKUNGUNYA CAUSES FEVER AND JOINT PAIN WITHIN A WEEK AFTER A PERSON IS BITTEN BY AN INFECTED MOSQUITO.

IT ALSO CAUSES SEVERE HEADACHES, MUSCLE PAIN AND SWOLLEN JOINTS.

THERE IS NO VACCINE AND NO SPECIFIC TREATMENT. Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA MORE CASES-OC-SS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MAP FROM THE C-D-C TRACKING CASES OF THE CHIKUNGUNYA VIRUS ---

THE AREAS IN DARK INDICATE CURRENT OR PREVIOUS TRANSMISSIONS.

THIS MAP IS UPDATED WEEKLY.

AS YOU CAN SEE, CHIKUNGUNYA OUTBREAKS HAVE OCCURRED IN COUNTRIES IN AFRICA, ASIA, EUROPE, AND THE INDIAN AND PACIFIC OCEANS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


STRAIGHT AHEAD.

ITS A HIDEOUS PIECE OF PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF NAPLES.

AND AFTER NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS NEIGHBORS ARE RELIVED THAT SOMETHING IS FINALLY BEING DONE.

PLUS--

THEY SAY IT'S THEIR BEST VACATION EVER.

THIS FAMILY HAS A ONE OF A KIND SOUVEINER TO TAKE HOME. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) NAPLES FORECLOSE-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1B) SELFIE WITH THE PRES-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


!!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!!!

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.

Onshore winds will again bring scattered rain activity in coastal areas into the early afternoon. More activity will be possible late this afternoon, with the best chance for activity in areas east of I-75. Highs today will be in the low 90s.

Changes to the weather pattern begin on Friday. Winds will shift to the southeast and east to close the work week, ending the coastal threat for AM rain. The winds will also provide a better chance for PM storms in the Urban Corridor, with highs in the low 90s. It will be more like what you probably expect in early August.

More moisture will enter the area for the weekend, increasing the threat for scattered activity. The best chance for rain will be in the PM hours both Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the low 90s.

The moisture remains in place on Monday, before slightly drier air is expected to roll in by Tuesday. Temperatures will stay low 90s into next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping a very close eye on a disturbance sitting in the Atlantic between the Lesser Antilles and the west coast of Africa. After taking a little bit of a break yesterday, this area has shown a bit of strengthening through the night. The National Hurricane Center is now putting the risk of development in the next couple of days at 70%; the same for the the next 5 days, too.

The disturbance is still expected to move west and eventually curving northwestward. Right now, it does not look like it will be impacting Florida.

Elsewhere, weak tropical waves are developing in the Atlantic but no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES FORCLOSED PROP-TRX VO


IT'S AN EYESORE THAT'S SAT UNTOUCHED FOR NEARLY SIX YEARS -- BUT AFTER NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS FROM NEIGHBORS AND MORE THAN 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FINES -- THE CITY OF NAPLES IS FINALLY PUTTING ITS FOOT DOWN.

LAST WEEK, THE CITY TOOK THE FIRST STEPS TOWARDS FORECLOSING ON THIS PARTIALLY DEVELOPED PROPERTY OFF 8TH AVENUE.

ORIGINALLY PURCHASED BY A DEVELOPER BACK IN 2005 FOR 3-MILLION DOLLARS, THE LOT WAS SUPPOSED TO BECOME A FOUR-UNIT CONDO.

BUT AFTER LAYING THE FOUNDATION IN 2008, THE PROPERTY HAS SAT UNTOUCHED EVER SINCE -- RACKING UP MORE THAN 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FINES. AND CAUSING THE CITY TO TAKE ACTION. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES FORCLOSED PROP-SOTVO


"We have friends over for dinner that cannot believe that it still looks like that." butted to "The conversation can only go on so long, and this conversation has gone on six years, with NO action. So now it's time for ACTION."

FOLLOWING LAST WEEK'S VOTE -- THE NAPLES CITY ATTORNEY WILL NOW BEGIN DRAFTING A FORECLOSURE SUIT.

WE TRIED REACHING THE DEVELOPER, SPIROS ZORBALAS, BUT OUR CALLS WERE NOT RETURNED. Return to index of stories...


GGE BRUSH FIRE-TRX VO


A BRUSH FIRE SCORTCHED 50 ACRES IN COLLIER COUNTY --

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT AND WAS STARTED BY SOMEONE BURNING TRASH.

THEY LEFT IT UNATTENDED IN THEIR YARD.

CREWS FROM SEVERAL AGENCIES BATTLED THE FLAMES BY AIR AND GROUND.

AT ONE POINT SOME HOMES IN THE EVERGLADES BOULEVARD AND WOODLAND GRADE ROAD AREA WERE THREATENED --

BUT AFTER ABOUT 3 AND A HALF HOURS --

CREWS CONTAINED THE FIRE AND NO HOMES WERE DESTROYED.

TODAY FIREFIGHTERS WILL BE MONITORING THE AREA OVERNIGHT TO MAKE SURE NO HOT SPOTS FLARE UP. Return to index of stories...


AMY YOUNG PROTECTIVE ORDER-TRX-SS IN PLASMA


NEW DETAILS RELATED TO THE SHOOTING OF TWO NAPLES POLICE OFFICERS AT THEIR IN ESTERO EARLIER THIS MONTH.

OUR NEWS PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS ARE REPORTING, THAT THE EX-WIFE OF OFFICER LUIS MONROIG HAS OBTAINED A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST THE OTHER NAPLES OFFICER INVOLVED IN THE DOUBLE SHOOTING.

NINA DIAZ-MONROIG SAYS SHE AND HER CHILDREN NEED PROTECTION BECAUSE AMY YOUNG SHOT AND KILLED HER EX-HUSBAND, THEN SHOT HERSELF IN THE FACE.

THE PETITION CONTAINED NO OTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE SHOOTING.

INVESTIGATORS HAVE NOT PUBLICLY SAID WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL HELICOPTER OPEN HOUSE-CG


HAPPENING TODAY-

CHARLOTTE COUNTY IS GIVING THE PUBLIC A CHANCE TO CHECK OUT ITS NEW MEDICAL HELICOPTER.

IT'S HAPPENING AT FIRE STATION NUMBER 7, WHICH IS AT THE PUNTA GORDA AIRPORT FROM 11:30 UNTIL 2.

YOU CAN CHECK IT OUT AND LEARN HOW IT'S BENEFITING THE COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


SELFIE WITH THE PRES-VOTOPS


A KANSAS CITY FAMILY OUT FOR DINNER GOT QUITE A SURPRISE WHEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SHOWED UP.

THEY EVEN SNAPPED A PRESIDENTIAL SELFIE.

THE FAMILY WAS VACATIONING IN KANSAS CITY FROM DENVER AND DIDN'T KNOW WHO WOULD WALK IN THE DOOR.

MOM CAUGHT THIS VIDEO OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND SNAPPED THIS SELFIE WITH HER SON AND HIS FRIEND. Return to index of stories...


SELFIE WITH THE PRES-SOTVO


"He said "Hi" to everyone and it was pretty nice. He might not be my favorite, but he still came in, said 'Hi' and was respectable, to say 'Hi' to every table and then went and ordered."

ORDERING COLESLAW HAS TURNED INTO A BIT OF A SCANDAL AS ARTHUR BRYANT'S TOLD THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF THEY WERE SOLD OUT! Return to index of stories...


THE USIE-OC


GROUP SELFIES ARE A GROWING TREND.

SMARTPHONE USERS ARE NOW CAPTURING MOMENTS SHARED WITH OTHER PEOPLE.

IT'S CALLED THE USS-EE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-TRX


STRAIGHT AHEAD.

A STORY YOU HAVE TO SEE.

A FORT MYERS TEEN HAS DONE SOMETHING ONLY ONE OTHER AMERICAN HAS DONE BEFORE.

PLUS--

A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN TURNED DEADLY FOR A FORT MYERS MAN.

FIND OUT WHAT THE FAMILY IS SAYING ABOUT THEIR LOVED ONE. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) POWERPOINT-VOWIPE


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TZ2B) STRIP CLUB-VOTOPS


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RED TIDE BLOOM-TRX MAPTOPS VO


TODAY WE'RE WATCHING A RED TIDE BLOOM DRIFTING SOUTHEAST IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.

THE BLOOM IS 80 MILES LONG OFFSHORE HERNANDO COUNTY.

RED TIDE CAN CAUSE BREATHING PROBLEMS FOR HUMANS AND CAN BE DEADLY FOR MARINE LIFE.

ONLY NBC-2 SPOKE WITH RESEARCHERS AT THE MOTE MARINE IN SARASOTA.

WE'RE TOLD TODAY THEY'LL BE TESTING THE WATER TO DETERMINE HOW FAST IT'S MOVING AND IF WE CAN EXPECT IT TO REACH THE SHORES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ALSO THIS MORNING - THE SANIBEL-CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION IS SAMPLING SEAGRASS FOR RED TIDE. Return to index of stories...


GOVERNOR SCOTT IN BONITA SPRINGS-TRX-VO


TODAY FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR IS CAMPAIGNING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT'S WEEK TWO OF GOVERNOR SCOTT'S "JOBS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION TOUR."

HE'S VISITING GLOBAL TECH IN BONITA SPRINGS.

THE GOVERNOR IS PROMOTING HIS IDEA OF PERMANENTLY ENDING THE SALES TAX ON MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT.

HE WANTS TO GIVE BUSINESS OWNERS INCENTIVES TO EXPAND.

GOVERNOR SCOTT IS ALSO TALKING EDUCATION.

HE WANTS TO SEE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MATH TEACHERS TO HAVE PAID SUMMER RESIDENCIES AT PRIVATE-SECTOR COMPANIES.

N-B-C-2 WILL BE IN BONITA AT 1-30 FOR THE GOVERNOR'S RALLY. Return to index of stories...


STRIP CLUB HIT & RUN-SS (2) VO


A FORT MYERS FAMILY IS MOURNING THE LOSS OF A MAN WHO DIED AFTER A NIGHT OUT ON HIS BIRTHDAY.

LUIS SAEZ, WAS CELEBRATING HIS 23RD BIRTHDAY WITH FRIENDS, AT SCARLETT'S CABARET, TUESDDAY, WHEN HE WAS RUN OVER BY AN ACCUSED DRUNK DRIVER.

A SHORT TIME AFTER IT HAPPENED, AUTHORITIES ARRESTED 21-YEAR-OLD GIOVANNI CORDONA, CHARGING HIM WITH D-U-I, AND HIT AND RUN.

WE TALKED TO LUIS' HEARTBROKEN PARENTS - WHO TELL US THEIR SON HAD A CONTAGIOUS SMILE, AND GIVING HEART. Return to index of stories...


STRIP CLUB HIT & RUN-SOTVO


00;51;17-28

"You have a plan, this isn't part of the plan, they're supposed to burry us./

some families out there are going to know how great he was with his organs."

LUIS' FAMILY SAY, HE WILL LIVE ON, WITH HIS GIFT OF LIFE.

MEANTIME, CORDONA IS BEING HELD ON MORE THAN 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.

MORE CHARGES COULD COME. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA CRASH REPORT-TRX-OTS-VO-SS


NBC-2 HAS DETAILS SURROUNDING THE DEADLY PLANE CRASH OFF NORTH CAPTIVA.

WE'VE LEARNED PILOT GREGG HOWARD WAS HAULING MORE THAN 650 POUNDS OF PORCELAIN TILE ON PALLETS, WHEN HIS PLANE CRASHED.

IT WAS STORMING WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO LAND AT THE SALTY APPROACH AIR STRIP TWO WEEKS AGO.

WITNESSES TOLD INVESTIGATORS THE PLANE WAS HALFWAY DOWN THE RUNWAY WHEN HOWARD TRIED TO ABORT THE LANDING.

WHEN HE COULDN'T GAIN ALTITUDE, THE LEFT WING CRASHED INTO THE WATER.

HOWARD WAS RENOVATING HIS HOME ON THE ISLAND. Return to index of stories...


POWERPOINT CHAMP-VO


LAST WEEK - HE WAS THE BEST IN THE NATION --

BUT AFTER THIS WEEKEND - A LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT IS THE BEST IN THE ENTIRE WORLD AT MICROSOFT POWERPOINT.

16-YEAR-OLD TYLER MILLIS FOUND OUT HE WON THE TITLE WEDNESDAY.

HE'S BEEN COMPETING ALL WEEKEND LONG AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN CALIFORNIA.

THE DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT BEAT OUT THE BEST FROM MORE THAN ONE-HUNDRED OTHER COUNTRIES.

HE'S ONLY THE SECOND AMERICAN TO EVER TAKE FIRST PLACE AT THE COMPETITION --

AND HE'S THE *FIRST TO EVER WIN HIS CATEGORY. Return to index of stories...


POWERPOINT CHAMP-SOTVO


i just kind of didn't even realize it for a second i heard my mom screaming i heard everyone screaming then i realized oh my god its me

TYLER'S GRAND PRIZE IS 5-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

HE'LL BE A JUNIOR A DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL THIS FALL. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MAYORS NIGHT OUT-CGTOPS


LOOKING AHED TO LATER TONIGHT, WHEN CAPE CORAL'S MAYOR IS SET TO HOST A SPECIAL EVENT.

MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI WILL BE AT THE CHESTER STREET RESOURCE CENTER IN THE SOUTH CAPE TO MEET WITH ESIDENTS FROM 5 TO 7.

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THOUGHTS AND IDEAS. Return to index of stories...


DINE OUT FOR A CURE-TRX-VO


TODAY YOU CAN HELP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO OUT TO EAT!

RESTAURANTS IN LEE, COLLIER AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE SECOND ANNUAL DINE OUT FOR THE CURE EVENT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

EACH OF THE PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS WILL DONATE ANYWHERE FROM 10 TO 35 PERCENT OF THE DAY'S PROCEEDS TO SUSAN G. KOMEN OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH PEOPLE EATING BREAKFAST AT THE FOUR POINTS SHERATON IN PUNTA GORDA --

SOME WHO WERE NOT EVEN AWARE THEY WERE FIGHTING BREAST CANCER WITH EVERY BITE. Return to index of stories...


DINE OUT FOR A CURE-SOTVO


When I woke up this morning I didn't think I was going to be donating to a good cause and so I was going to eat breakfast anyways so I'm really happy that some of that money is going to something that is really important. BUTTED TO As a woman It's a very very important issue for me. and knowing someone very close to me, my aunt emily, it's so dear to my heart.

THE MONEY DONATED WILL BE USED FOR LOCAL BREAST HEALTH PROGRAMS AND BREAST CANCER RESEARCH.

DINE OUT FOR A CURE RUNS ALL DAY FROM BREAKFAST TO DINNER.

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS-- HEAD TO OUR WEB SITE-- NBC-2.COM Return to index of stories...


SECURING THE BORDER-INTRO


CAN THE UNITED STATES REALLY SECURE ITS SOUTHERN BORDER, TO KEEP DRUG SMUGGLERS, CRIMINALS AND UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS OUT?

ED LAVANDERA EXPLAINS WHAT IT MIGHT TAKE TO ACTUALLY SECURE THE U-S BORDER WITH MEXICO -- AND WHY IT'S BASICALLY IMPOSSIBLE Return to index of stories...


SECURING THE BORDER-PKG


IF YOU'VE BEEN FOLLOWING THIS IMMIGRATION CRISIS STORY, YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD MANY PEOPLE USE THE EXPRESSION "WE NEED TO SECURE OUR BORDER."

"We've gotta secure our border. We need to get serious about stopping illegal immigration."

BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, HOW DO YOU DEFINE THAT?

OVER THE YEARS I'VE REPORTED ON MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE WORKED IN SECURING THAT SOUTHERN BORDER AND THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT THE IDEA OF COMPLETELY SEALING OFF THE BORDER, THE IDEA THAT NO ONE COULD EVER MAKE THEIR WAY THROUGH IS FAR-FETCHED.

TAKE FOR EXAMPLE, THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF THE UNITED STATES RUNS ABOUT 2,000 MILES FROM BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA.

MUCH OF IS IT REMOTE AND RUGGED AND IN MANY PLACES IT'S SIMPLY A LINE IN THE SAND.

AND HERE'S ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT IT, IF YOU WERE TO TAKE ONE BORDER PATROL AGENT AND STAGGER THEN EVERY TEN FEET, FROM BROWNSVILLE TO SAN DIEGO, YOU WOULD NEED 1.1 MILLION BORDER PATROL AGENTS TO COMPLETELY WORK ALONG THE SOUTHERN BORDER.

AND IF YOU HAD THEM WORKING TWO 12-HOUR SHIFTS, YOU WOULD NEED 2.2 MILLION BORDER PATROL AGENTS.

RIGHT NOW, THE UNITED STATES ONLY HAS 21,000 BORDER PATROL AGENTS AND THAT'S THE MOST THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER HAD. SO THIS IDEA IS CRAZY, FAR-FETCHED, THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THESE NUMBERS AND READ THESE REPORTS, YOU'RE REALLY KIND OF LEFT THINKING, DO WE REALLY KNOW HOW TO DEFINE HOW TO SECURE THE BORDER? DO THESE NUMBERS PAINT THE BEST PICTURE POSSIBLE? Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRX


STRAIGHT AHEAD.

MORTAR SHELLS FALL NEAR ANOTHER U-N SCHOOL AND NEAR A STREET MARKET IN GAZA.

AND ISRAELI SOLDIERS DIE IN A BOOBY-TRAPPED TUNNEL AS THE DEATH TOLL CONTINUES TO RISE.

PLUS--

LEE COUNTY PARENTS WANT ANSWERS!

WHY SCHOOL STARTS IN JUST A FEW WEEKS --

AND THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW THE BELL SCHEDULE! Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) MIDEAST CRISIS-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) LONGER SCHOOL-VOTOPS


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) FOWLER STREET HOMICIDE-TC MON VO


GOOD MORNING IM CHAD OLIVER.

LETS TAKE A LOOK AT TODAYS TOP STORIES.

THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING A FORT MYERS TRANS GENDER WOMAN WAS IN COURT TODAY.

TERRY BRADY IS CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE.

THE DEFENSE CLAIMS THERE IS NO DIRECT EVIDENCE LINKING MR. BRADY TO THE MURDER OF YASMIN SANCHEZ.

THE JUDGE FELT DIFFERENTLY.

SHE SAID THE EVIDENCE OF GUILT IS GREAT AND ISSUED NO BOND.

BRADY ID DUE BACK IN COURT TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


TS2) RED TIDE-TC MON VO


RED TIDE BLOOM IS DRIFTING SOUTHEAST IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.

ABOUT 80 MILES LONG OFFSHORE HERNANDO COUNTY.

TODAY NBC-2 IS SPEAKING WITH RESEARCHERS AT THE MOTE MARINE IN SARASOTA - WE'RE TOLD THEY'LL BE TESTING THE WATER TO DETERMINE HOW FAST IT'S MOVING AND IF WE CAN EXPECT IT TO REACH THE SHORES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TS3) RICK SCOTT-TC MON VO


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WILL CONTINUE HIS TWO-WEEK STATEWIDE JOBS TOUR TODAY.

IT'S FOR HIS "JOBS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION TOUR."

YOU CAN FIND THE GOVERNOR AT GLOBAL TECH IN BONITA SPRINGS TO PROPOSE PERMANENTLY ENDING THE SALES TAX ON MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT--

IT'S HAPPENING AT 1:30 Return to index of stories...


MIDEAST CRISIS-INTRO


CALLING UP ANOTHER 16-THOUSAND TROOPS, ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCES HAVE NOW ACTIVATED 86-THOUSAND RESERVISTS SINCE JULY 8.

WITH FAILED ATTEMPTS AT BROKERING A CEASEFIRE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS, ANDREW SPENCER REPORTS CIVILIANS IN GAZA CONTINUE TO PAY THE PRICE. Return to index of stories...


MIDEAST CRISIS-PKG


JUST AS AMBULANCES ARRIVE AFTER EXPLOSIONS NEAR A STREET MARKET IN NORTHERN GAZA.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR A PALESTINIAN NEWS AGENCY WAS REPORTEDLY AMONG THE INJURED.

THE SHELLINGS CONTINUE.

EXPLOSIONS ALSO HIT A UNITED NATIONS SCHOOL, WEDNESDAY.

"We saw the shells when they hit, and shrapnel was falling like ran. I was so scared and the school filled with smoke. We poured water in our eyes just to see."

THIS IS JUST ONE OF SEVERAL U-N SCHOOLS -- USED AS SHELTERS -- WHERE SHELLS HAVE EITHER HIT OR FALLEN NEAR OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS.

ISRAEL SAYS SOME OF THE ATTACKS IN GAZA ARE THE RESULT OF HAMAS' ERRANT ROCKET FIRE. THE I-D-F CLAIMS MORE THAN 200 ROCKETS FIRED FROM GAZA HAVE LANDED IN GAZA SINCE THE START OF THIS LATEST ROUND OF VIOLENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES FOCUSES MUCH OF ITS ATTENTION ON TUNNELS LIKE THIS ONE, WHICH MILITANTS USE TO SNEAK UNDER ISRAEL'S BORDER WITH GAZA.

EXPLOSIONS KILLED THREE I-D-F SOLDIERS AS THEY UNCOVERED A TUNNEL ENTRANCE INSIDE A HOME IN SOUTHERN GAZA. HAMAS SAID ITS FIGHTERS HAD LURED ISRAELI SOLDIERS INSIDE A HOUSE BOOBY-TRAPPED WITH I-E-Ds.

THE DEATH TOLL SO FAR:

MORE THAN 50 ISRAELI SOLDIERS AND THREE ISRAELI CIVILIANS, ACCORDING TO THE I-D-F.

ACCORDING TO GAZA HEALTH OFFICIALS, MORE THAN 13-HUNDRED PALESTINIANS -- OF WHICH, THE U-N ESTIMATES 70- TO 80-PERCENT ARE CIVILIANS CAUGHT IN THE VIOLENCE.

I'M ANDREW SPENCER, REPORTING Return to index of stories...


CONGRESS COUNTDOWN-TRX VO


CONGRESS HEADS OFF FOR A FIVE-WEEK BREAK TODAY WITH A LOT OF KEY ISSUES STILL ON THE TABLE.

BUT WHAT'S NOT HAPPENING TODAY, IMMIGRATION AND TALK ABOUT THE BORDER CRISIS.

AN "EMERGENCY" BILL HAS BEEN SITTING ON CAPITOL HILL FOR WEEKS.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS WANT TO SPEND MUCH LESS AND ARE AT OODS WITH THEMSELVES OVER THE COST.

ALSO A HIGHWAY TRUST FUND, SET TO GO BANKRUPT NEXT MONTH, MAY STAY THAT WAY UNTIL AFTER THE SUMMER BREAK. Return to index of stories...


CONGRESS COUNTDOWN-SOTVO


"Imagine how much further along we'd be, how much stronger our economy would be, if Congress was doing its job too."

THERE IS A LAST-MINUTE PUSH TODAY TO REFORM THE V-A, WHICH INCLUDES HIRING MORE DOCTORS AND NURSES AND ALLOWING VETS TO GO OUTSIDE THE V-A FOR CARE. Return to index of stories...


PRESIDENT SUING-TRX VO


DEVELOPING FROM WASHINGTON.

HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES VOTE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A PLAN TO SUE PRESIDENT OBAMA.

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS CLAIM THE PRESIDENT HAS OVER-STEPPED HIS CONSTITUTIONAL POWER.

THEY CITE EXECUTIVE ORDERS SPECIFICALLY RELATING TO HEALTHCARE REFORM.

THE VOTE WAS SPLIT LARGELY AMONG PARTY LINES.

225 TO 201. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA CARE WEBSITE-VOWIPE


SPEAKING OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. A HEARING HAPPENS ON CAPITOL HILL TODAY TO TALK ABOUT HOW IT WAS PUT IN PLACE.

REMEMBER ALL THE PROBLEMS WITH THE WEBSITE.

THE OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE WILL HOLD THE HEARING.

A NEW REPORT OUT TODAY IS EXPECTED TO DETAIL HOW THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FAILED TO PLAN PROPERLY.

SPECIFICALLY WHEN IT CAME TO CONTRACTORS HIRED TO SET UP AND RUN THE OBAMACARE WEBSITE. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO DRUG BUST-VOWIPE


TWO CHARLOTTE COUNTY MEN ARE IN JAIL FOR RUNNING AN UNDER-THE-COUNTER BUSINESS.

DEPUTIES SEARCHED THE CHEVRON STORE ON EL JOBEAN ROAD IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

THEY SAY THEY FOUND 9 PACKETS OF SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA -- ALSO KNOWN AS SPICE OR K2.

THE RAID CAME AFTER UNDERCOVER DETECTIVES SAY ON FOUR DIFFERENT OCCASSIONS THEY WENT INTO THE STORE AND BOUGHT THE DRUGS.

THE MOST RECENT SALE HAPPENED TUESDAY.

AGENTS ARRESTED TWO OF THE STORE'S CLERKS. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO DRUG BUST-SOTVO


"I don't feel bad who are guilty of doing it, I feel bad who are buying and people suckered into buying it. It's a lot easier to be healthy than to be in this drug stuff."

THE STORE MANAGER WOULD NOT TELL US IF KNEW ABOUT THE ILLEGAL SALE OF SPICE. Return to index of stories...


ARMSTRONG OPTS OUT OF TESTING-VOWIPE


A LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER WANTS TO OPT HIS CHILDREN OUT OF STANDARDIZED TESTING.

DON ARMSTRONG ANNOUNCED HIS DECISION AT A BOARD MEETING THIS WEEK.

HIS SON AND DAUGHTER ARE IN FOURTH GRADE AT NORTH FORT MYERS ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS.

HE SAYS THE STRESS OF STANDARDIZED TESTING IS TOO MUCH, AND HE IS OPTING THEMO UT. Return to index of stories...


ARMSTRONG OPTS OUT OF TESTING-SOTVO


Don Armstrong

Board Member, Lee County Schools

31:20-31:28

This is my kids education. I have 86 other thousand kids out here as well. It's their education.

ACCORDING TO FLORIDA LAW --

STUDENTS CAN OPT OUT OF STANDARDIZED TESTING.

IF THEY DO, THE SCHOOL WILL LOOK AT THE STUDENTS ACADEMIC TRACK RECORD, THEN DECIDE IF THE STUDENT SHOULD MOVE UP A GRADE LEVEL.

ARMSTRONG PLANS TO TAKE PAPERWORK TO THE PRINCIPAL AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

HE'S HOPING OTHERS WILL JOIN WITH HIM. Return to index of stories...


LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-TRX VO


LISTEN UP, PARENTS --

YOU'LL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL NEXT WEEK TO LEARN HOW NINE LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS PLAN TO ADJUST THEIR SCHEDULES.

THEY'RE BEING FORCED TO KEEP KIDS LONGER IN CLASS BECAUSE OF LOW READING SCORES.

SCHOOL STARTS IN ONLY A FEW WEEKS --

THAT'S LEAVING MANY PARENTS IN LIMBO.

WE'LL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL NEXT WEEK TO LEARN HOW NINE LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS PLAN TO ADJUST THEIR SCHEDULES.

THEY'RE BEING FORCED TO KEEP KIDS LONGER IN CLASS BECAUSE OF LOW READING SCORES.

BUT SCHOOL STARTS IN ONLY A FEW WEEKS AND PARENTS FEEL THEY'RE BEING LEFT IN LIMBO.Parents want to know the bell times for their students in "9" Lee County Elementary schools. Return to index of stories...


LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-SOTVOBNR


DESIREE LEWIS-DAHLKE, MOM

4609 i understand if they need to make changes but they should notify us a lot sooner than this.

BUTT TO --

NICOLE DUNN, MOM

3939 there's so many parents that don't know what to do now. people have to change their work schedule. people could lose their jobs for this.

A LIST OF THE SCHOOLS IMPACTED IS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE --

HEAD TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM -- IT'S ON OUR HOME PAGE. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOLS ROUNDTABLE-OC-CG


THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE HERE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT!

MANY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SCHOOLS START BACK UP ON AUGUST 18TH.

AND TONIGHT THE LEE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT IS HOLDING AN EVENT FOR PARENTS.

WE ARE LOOKING AHEAD TO A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION PARENTS MIGHT WANT TO ATTEND.

THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT WILL TALK ABOUT AND ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DISTRICT'S BUDGET, SCHOOL CAPACITY AND OF COURSE, BACK TO SCHOOL!

IT'S STARTS AT 3:30 THIS AFTERNOON AT THE SUPERINTENDENT'S CONFERENCE ROOM. Return to index of stories...


FBI DISS CONSERVATIVE SHOW-OC VO


FORMER I-R-S OFFICIAL LOIS LERNER IS APPARENTLY NOT A FAN OF CONSERVATIVE TALK RADIO.

NEWLY RELEASED E-MAILS SHOW HER REFERRING TO SOME RIGHT-WING RADIO HOSTS AS "CRAZIES." AND OTHER BAD NAMES

THE E-MAILS WERE RELEASED BY A REPUBLICAN-LED HOUSE COMMITTEE AS PART OF A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION.

LERNER HEADED THE I-R-S DIVISION IN CHARGE OF TAX-EXEMPT STATUS.

LAWMAKERS ARE LOOKING INTO WHETHER THE I-R-S IMPROPERLY SCRUTINIZED APPLICATIONS FOR TAX-EXEMPT STATUS FROM CONSERVATIVE GROUPS.

LERNER RESIGNED FROM THE I-R-S LAST YEAR AND HAS SO FAR REFUSED TO TESTIFY TO CONGRESS ABOUT THE SCANDAL. Return to index of stories...


BURNED FROM IPAD-OC VO


A NINE-YEAR-OLD ATLANTA GIRL IS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL -- AFTER SHE WAS BURNED WHEN SHE CHARGED HER I-POD.

BUT THE FAMILY CAN'T RETURN TO THEIR HOUSE -- BECAUSE OF THE SMOKE DAMAGE.

THE GIRL'S FATHER SAID HIS DAUGHTER TRIED PLUGGING A CHARGER FOR HER I-POD INTO THE WALL WEDNESDAY WHEN SPARKS BURNED TWO FINGERS ON ONE OF HER HANDS.

THE GIRL TOLD HER DAD SHE WAS SCARED AND THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO DIE WHEN HER BEDROOM CAUGHT FIRE.

SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR OBSERVATION. Return to index of stories...


WALMART DOWN GRADED-OTS VO


BAD NEWS FOR WALMART.

ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP INVESTMENT BANKS SAYS THE RETAIL GIANT IS LOSING STEAM.

THIS WEEK, GOLDMAN SACHS DOWNGRADED WALMART STOCK TO "NEUTRAL."

ANALYSTS SAID THE BIG-BOX CHAIN IS LOSING OUT TO ONLINE RETAILERS, AND STORES WITH MORE FOCUSED PRODUCTS.

WALMART HAS SEEN SALES DROP FOR FIVE STRAIGHT QUARTERS.

EXPERTS BLAME STIFF COMPETITION FROM AMAZON, COSTCO, AND DOLLAR STORES.

ONE ECONOMIST SAYS HE EXPECTS WALMART TO BE IN A VERY, VERY DARK PLACE IN THE NEXT FIVE TO TEN YEARS." Return to index of stories...


WHATS A GEEP-TRX VOTOPS


HERE'S SOMETHING YOU DON'T SEE EVERY DAY!

THIS LITTLE IS A "GEEP" -- THAT IS, A HALF-GOAT, HALF-SHEEP HYBRID.

THE UNEXPECTED KID, OR LAMB, OR -- WELL, IT'S A LITTLE OF BOTH -- WAS BORN AT AN ARIZONA PETTING ZOO.

SHEEP-GOAT HYBRIDS ARE QUITE RARE -- THE ANIMALS DON'T OFTEN MATE, AND WHEN THEY DO, THE OFFSPRING ARE USUALLY STILLBORN.

IN THIS CASE, THE PETTING ZOO OWNERS DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THEIR EWE WAS PREGNANT!

THEY'VE NAMED THE "GEEP" BUTTERFLY, BECAUSE OF HER SPOTS. Return to index of stories...


TODDLER CRAZE-OC-SOTVO


HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?

THE YOUTUBE CRAZE CAPTURING THE ATTENTION OF TODDLERS EVERYWHERE.

IT'S CALLED THE DISNEY COLLECTOR.

AND TO 3-YEAR-OLDS, SHE IS AN OBSESSION.

TO THEIR PARENTS, IT'S RATHER MYSTIFYING.

TAKE A LOOK.

woman starts with "Hey guys, Disney Collector here. Today I'm going to show you."

THAT WAS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR YOUTUBE VIDEOS.

SHE JUST SHOWS HOW DISNEY COLLECTIBLE TOYS WORK.

LISTEN TO THIS. DURING THE WEEK OF JULY 4TH, THE DISNEY COLLECTOR CHANNEL RECEIVED MORE VIEWS IN THE UNITED STATES - 55 MILLION - THAN ANY OTHER CHANNEL ON YOUTUBE, ACCORDING TO DATA FROM OPENSLATE. Return to index of stories...


TESLA TEST DRIVE-TRX INTRO


ALL NEW AT 11.

HAVE YOU HEARD OF A TESLA?

ITS A COMPLETELY ELECTRONIC CAR--ONLY ABOUT 2 YEARS OLD.

WE ARE STARTING TO SEE MORE AND MORE FACILITIES CATER TO ELECTRONIC CARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-- BY INSTALLING CHARGING STATIONS.

THIS MORNING- THE SOUTH SEAS ISLAND RESORT ON CAPTIVA IS LAUNCHING THEIR BRAND NEW ​ CHARGING STATION​S​ -- ITS THE FIRST RESORT ON THE ISLANDS TO HAVE ONE.

ALEX DE ARMAS HAS TEH STORY Return to index of stories...


TESLA TEST DRIVE-PKG


NAT car

IT BARELY MAKES NOISE--

NAT handle

IS EXTREMELY TECHY

NAT open charger

AND IS COMPLETELY ELECTRONIC.

SOT

14:09-14:15

Bob Mason, tourist

"It's a good idea we all need to think a little bit more about the environment and electricity is one way to go. "

STILL RELATIVELY NEW TO THE MARKET-- THE TESLA HAS RECENTLY MADE ITS PRESENCE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

SOT

​​Daniel​ Smock, South Seas Island Resort​

2:24-2:30

"Now we've opened up a whole new avenue for people to come here. A whole new market. "

FORCING FACILITIES LIKE THE SOUTH SEAS ISLAND RESORT ON CAPTIVA TO CATER TO THESE ​ECO-FRIENDLY DRIVERS-- BY INSTALLING CHARGING STATIONS.

SOT

​ ​Daniel​ Smock, South Seas Island Resort​​

02:07-2:22

"You don't have to worry if you are in an area now because the carvers are popping up everywhere.we can get More people traveling to southwest Florida contributing to bed tax, restaurant and local shops."

DANIEL SMOCK WORKS AT THE RESORT-- HE SAYS TH​ESE NEW CHARGING STATIONS ARE A REAL BOOST TO OUR ECONOMY.

THERE ARE ONLY FOUR OTHER CHARGING STATIONS IN OUR AREA.

NAT​ - me test driving​

WE PUT THIS ECO- FRIENDLY CAR TO THE TEST--

NAT ​ - " here you can the energy you use."

​SMOOTH AND ADVANCED. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY GOOD FOR THE ENVIORNMENT​

SOT

Bob Mason

14:34-14:42

"A healthy environment is important for the keys and islands and we are just doing out part. "

ON CAPTIVA ADA NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


TESLA TEST DRIVE-OC BANNER


YOU CAN ALSO TEST DRIVE THE TESLA ON CAPTIVA TODAY UNTIL 5 P-M.

TWO MODLE S's WILL BE AT SAND DOLLAR PLAZA TODAY.

YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE TO DRIVE THE CAR-- GO TO OUR WEBSITE NBC-2.COM​ Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRX


STRAIGHT AHEAD.

A FLORIDA DAD NEARLY BROUGHT TO TEARS AFTER HIS TREASURE HUNTING FAMILY MADE AN AWESOME DISCOVERY

AND A MAINE MAN GETTING PULLED OVER BY POLICE MAY HAVE BEEN BLESSING IN DISGUISE. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) SPANISH GOLD-VOWIPE


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TZ4B) HEART ATTACK-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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FL FAMILY FINDS SPANISH GOLD-ON CAM


AFTER SPENDING NEARLY 300 YEARS ON THE OCEAN FLOOR, TWO ARTIFACTS WORTH THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS HAVE SURFACED -- THANKS TO A TREASURE HUNTING FAMILY FROM FLORIDA.

JOHN ZOO-KEE-NIS HAS THE DETAILS ON WHAT THEY'VE FOUND. Return to index of stories...


FL FAMILY FINDS SPANISH GOLD-PKG


S/U: For hundreds of years, it's been on the ocean floor. These treasure hunters have found gold coins, necklaces, but they've never found anything quite like this."

"It's almost too much to be honest with you."

BROUGHT TO TEARS…BY THE FIND OF HIS LIFE.

"I'm still on top of the wave, I haven't come down yet."

RICK SCHMITT HAS BEEN TREASURE HUNTING SINCE HE WAS FOURTEEN. THIS WAS THE MOMENT HE'S ALWAYS DREAMED OF.

HIS FAMILY WAS OFF THE COAST OF FORT PIERCE HUNTING FOR SPANISH TREASURE…IT WAS HIS SON…WHO SPOTTED A GLINT OF GOLD….

IT WAS THE MISSING PIECE…

FROM A MYSTERY ARTIFACT FOUND IN 1989.

"I pretty much knew what it was right away, nothing's ever looked like that before. It could only be the missing piece."

FOR DECADES, ARCHAEOLOGISTS THOUGHT THE ARTIFACT WAS SOME SORT OF PICTURE FRAME FROM THE LATE 1600'S.

NOW COMPLETE, IT'S BELIEVED TO BE A PYX, A HOLY VESSEL USED BY A HIGH RANKING CATHOLIC CHURCH OFFICIAL TO CARRY THE EUCHARIST.

IT MIGHT BE THE BIGGEST SCORE OF THEIR TREASURE HUNTING CAREER,

BUT THE SCHMITT FAMILY ISN'T READY TO QUIT.

"We keep going, you don't stop when you're hot. You don't do that, if you ever play cards before you don't stop when you're on a roll." Return to index of stories...


WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX WALL


!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!

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.

Onshore winds will again bring scattered rain activity in coastal areas into the early afternoon. More activity will be possible late this afternoon, with the best chance for activity in areas east of I-75. Highs today will be in the low 90s.

Changes to the weather pattern begin on Friday. Winds will shift to the southeast and east to close the work week, ending the coastal threat for AM rain. The winds will also provide a better chance for PM storms in the Urban Corridor, with highs in the low 90s. It will be more like what you probably expect in early August.

More moisture will enter the area for the weekend, increasing the threat for scattered activity. The best chance for rain will be in the PM hours both Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the low 90s.

The moisture remains in place on Monday, before slightly drier air is expected to roll in by Tuesday. Temperatures will stay low 90s into next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping a very close eye on a disturbance sitting in the Atlantic between the Lesser Antilles and the west coast of Africa. After taking a little bit of a break yesterday, this area has shown a bit of strengthening through the night. The National Hurricane Center is now putting the risk of development in the next couple of days at 70%; the same for the the next 5 days, too.

The disturbance is still expected to move west and eventually curving northwestward. Right now, it does not look like it will be impacting Florida.

Elsewhere, weak tropical waves are developing in the Atlantic but no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


HEART ATTACK DURING TRAFFIC STOP-ON CAM


TODAY A NEW ENGLAND MAN IS ALIVE IN PART BECAUSE HE WAS PULLED OVER WHILE DRIVING.

HE WENT INTO CARDIAC ARREST.

PAUL MERRILL SHOWS WHAT HAPPENED NEXT. Return to index of stories...


HEART ATTACK DURING TRAFFIC STOP-PKG


IT'S ASTOUNDING TO THINK THAT THE MAN FLAT ON HIS BACK RECEIVING CHEST COMPRESSIONS IN THIS VIDEO IS THE SAME MAN WHO'S NOW JOKING WITH HIS HOSPITAL NURSES AS HE RECOVERS FROM A HEART ATTACK.

"I've been lucky all my life. I've been the luckiest guy that ever walked on two feet, and I've been in some bad scrapes, but I always was lucky."

SCOTTY FALCONER WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE SPEEDING ON SATURDAY EVENING.

KENNEBUNK POLICE OFFICER MATTHEW HARRINGTON PULLED THE 84-YEAR-OLD OVER JUST BEFORE SEVEN O'CLOCK.

"I got his information like we always do. I went back to the car. I was writing out a warning card and heard screaming."

"Call 911!"

"What's going on?"

"Hurry up!"

OFFICER HARRINGTON KNEW WHAT WAS HAPPENING.

HE PULLED SCOTTY OUT OF THE CAR AND STARTED C-P-R.

ANOTHER OFFICER ARRIVED AND BROUGHT HIS DEFIBRILLATOR OVER.

YOU CAN SEE SCOTTY'S BODY JUMP AS THE AED SHOCKS HIS HEART.

"Was there a certain point where you knew that you had brought him back?"

"Yeah. We felt for a pulse after the first shock. He did have one."

"But if he hadn't done that CPR, you wouldn't be talking to me, today."

"While every Kennebunk police officer is trained to administer CPR and use an AED, only two officers on the force are trained, licensed EMTs, and Officer Harrington is one of them."

"As stressful as it was, he was still comfortable with what he was doing."

KENNEBUNK POLICE CHIEF ROBERT MACKENZIE SAYS THAT COMFORT IS EVIDENT IN THE WAY OFFICER HARRINGTON USES FOAM FROM THE AED TO PROTECT SCOTTY'S HEAD AND SENDS THE OTHER OFFICER OVER TO CHECK ON SCOTTY'S WIFE.

"It's picture perfect. It really is." Return to index of stories...


AX FLIES FROM TRUCK-VO


A PICTURE YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE.

AN AX FLEW OFF A TRUCK AND SMASHED THROUGH SOMEONE'S CAR ON A BOSTON FREEWAY.

THAT AX CAME WITHIN INCHES OF THE WOMAN SITTING IN THE PASSENGER SEAT OF THE CAR.

AS IT HIT THE HIGHWAY AND THEN SPUN THROUGH THE AIR, THE DRIVER IN THE CAR FOLLOWING IT HAD NO TIME TO REACT. Return to index of stories...


AX FLIES FROM TRUCK-SOTVO


"If it had any more inertia behind it or if they were traveling a little faster, one can speculate the ax would gone through and struck."

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE MAN DRIVING THE TRUCK LEFT IT SITTING ON THE HOOD WHEN HE LEFT A JOB.

SOMEHOW HE NEVER NOTICED IT.

POLICE SAY IT'S A FRIGHTENING LESSON FOR ANYONE HAULING TOOLS OR CARGO. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


AN ASSAULT ON SALT.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS FIND OUT HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TAKING AIM AT WHAT'S ON OUR PLATE.

PLUS--

IT'S MORE FUN AND GAMES FOR TORONTO MAYOR ROB FORD.

STRAIGHT AHEAD FIND OUT ABOUT HIS SEE-SAW STAND OFF. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) ROB FORD-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


GET READY FOR NEW GUIDELINES FROM THE GOVERNMENT.

THE F-D-A WANTS THE FOOD INDUSTRY TO LOWER SODIUM LEVELS.

TOO MUCH SALT CAN INCREASE THE CHANCE OF STROKE, HEART AND KIDNEY DISEASE.

AMY OSHIER EXPLAINS IN TODAY'S HEALTH MATTERS REPORT. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


AMERICANS HAVE ENJOYED A LONG STANDING LOVE AFFAIR WITH SALT.

KAREN MARS IS NO EXCEPTION.

KAREN MARS/ENJOYS SALT

RUNS:

:16 Well if I'm going to snack it's usually with salted nuts, or granola that has salted

nuts in it. I do enjoy that.

IF YOU USE SALT TO SPICE UP YOUR DIET- BE PREPARED. THE FDA WANTS TO

DOWNSIZE YOUR SODIUM INTAKE.

DR. BRIAN TASCHNER/CARDIOLOGIST

RUNS:

16:47 We always preach sodium restriction to people with high blood pressure. We

know reducing sodium intake helps the blood pressure.

CARDIOLOGIST BRIAN TASCHNER COUNSELS PATIENTS ABOUT OVERDOING

IT.

DR. BRIAN TASCHNER/CARDIOLOGIST

RUNS:

18:46 The recommendations are to be consuming less than 2,300 mg a day for most

people. And people who have vascular disease, kidney disease they want you on under

1,500 mg. So you are going to go over that level pretty quickly if you eat out.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Most of our sodium isn't coming from the salt shaker-it's hidden inside processed foods

and restaurant meals. Some of the saltiest foods: pizza, hamburgers, cured meats,

soups and bread.

DR. BRIAN TASCHNER/CARDIOLOGIST

RUNS:

20:25 We have expectations what food is going to taste like and sodium is a large part

of that.

KAREN MARS/ENJOYS SALT

RUNS:

:49 At restaurants I will taste first, but I add salt.

THE NEXT CHALLENGE MAY BE TO CHANGE TASTES AND MINDS- AS A NEW

STANDARD DASHES THE PLANS OF SEASONED FANS. FOR LEE MEMORIAL

HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


SPANX JEANS-VO


GARMENT MAKER SPANX HAS UNVEILED WHAT IT CALLS THE MOTHER OF ALL BODY SHAPING MIRACLES.

THE COMPANY IS KNOWN FOR ITS STOMACH-FLATTENING, THIGH-SLIMMING GARMENTS, AND NOW THEY ARE DEBUTING SPANX JEANS.

THEY COME IN TWO STYLES, MULTIPLE LENGHTS AND THREE WASHES. THEY ARE NOT CHEAP, THEY ARE PRICED AT $148.

SPANX'S SAYS THEY PROMISE THIGH-TRIMMING CONSTRUCTION AND STRETCH TECHNOLOGY MEANT TO SMOOTH THE TUMMY. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


RAPPER IGGY AZALEA STEPS OUT FROM BEHIND THE MIC.

AND WHAT CAUSED ORLANDO BLOOM TO TAKE A SWING AT JUSTIN BIEBER.

MARY MUELLER GETS THE INSIDE STORY IN THIS "HOLLYWOOD MINUTE." Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


FIRST MUSIC. AND NOW THE BIG SCREEN.RAPPER IGGY AZALEA IS ON THE MOVE.

VIN DIESEL CONFIRMED THE FANCY SINGER IS MAKING A CAMEO APPEARANCE IN THE NEXT FAST AND FURIOUS MOVIE.

HE REVEALED THE NEWS IN A RECENT INTERVIEW WITH SKYROCKFM.

Iggy Azaela I just worked with two weeks ago

FAST AND FURIOUS 7 HITS THEATERS APRIL 20-15.

JUSTIN BIEBER CAN'T STAY OFF INSTAGRAM OR OUT OF TROUBLE.

HE POSTED THIS PIC OF A SAD ORLANDO BLOOM AFTER HE REPORTEDLY GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH THE ACTOR AT A RESTAURANT IN SPAIN EARLY WEDNESDAY.

ACCORDING TO PAGE SIX BIEBER AND HIS ENTOURAGE WALKED PAST BLOOM'S TABLE AND THE ACTOR REFUSED TO SHAKE THE SINGER'S HAND.

THAT'S WHEN SOURCES SAY BIEBER ALLEGEDLY MADE A RUDE COMMENT ABOUT BLOOM'S EX-WIFE MIRANDA KERR.

THEN BLOOM ALLEGEDLY SWUNG AT BIEBER.

SOME SAY, THEIR BEEF MAY HAVE BEGUN BACK IN 2012 WHEN BIEBER GOT FLIRTY WITH KERR.

ACTOR ROB LOWE IS LENDING HIS COMEDIC TALENTS TO THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL.

IN A NEW PROMO FOR SHARK WEEK HE THROWS UP CHUM WHILE RIDING TWO SHARKS.

ITS NOT CLEAR WHAT THE PARKS AND REC STAR HAS TO DO WITH SHARK WEEK.BUT THE PROMO WILL GIVE YOU A GOOD LAUGH.

DISCOVERY'S WILDLY POPULAR SHARK WEEK SWIMS INTO HOMES AUGUST 10TH.

'So Sharky."

FOR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M MARY MUELLER. Return to index of stories...


ROB FORD SEE SAW-VOTOPS


VIDEO THAT HAS A LOT OF PEOPLE TALKING TODAY.

MAYOR ROB FORD AND HIS BROTHER DOUG PLAYING AT A NEW PLAYGROUND WHILE REPORTERS WATCHED.

APPARENTLY THE TWO USED TO BATTLE IT OUT ON A SIMILAR SEE-SAW AS CHILDREN.

FORD HAS HAD A HIGHLY PUBLICIZED PROBLEM WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE.

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NEW AT NOON TEASE-2SHOT


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON N-B-C-2 NEWS AT NOON.

THEY'RE AT THEIR WORST RIGHT NOW.

AND RESPONSIBLE FOR SPREADING A DISEASE, THAT CAN BE FATAL.

SO BESIDES THE OLD BUG SPRAY, HOW CAN YOU KEEP THE MOSQUITOS AWAY?

NBC-2 DIGS INTO SOME CREATIVE SOLUTIONS TO FIND OUT IF THEY ACTUALLY WORK.

"The sleeping on the concrete part is easy. it's always being treated like junk."

HE'S TRADING OUT A COMFORTABLE LIFESTYLE, FOR A RUDE-AWAKENING.

ONE FLORIDA TEACHER GOES "HOMELESS" TO TEACH US ALL THE ULTIMATE LESSON.

PLUS --

EATING OUT IS EASY AND CONVENIENT.

BUT WHEN YOU'RE NOT COOKING THE FOOD, YOU'RE NOT COUNTING THE CALORIES.

NBC-2 UNCOVERS AMERICA'S WORST MEALS YOU ARE CONSUING AT SOME OF OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) MOSQUITO APP-VOTOPS


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NOON TZB) FL HOMELESS TEACHER-TRX SOTVO


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NOON TZC) WORST MEAL IN AMERICA-TRX VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


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