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DIRECTORS PAGE ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP TOSS TO SAM-trxOC, TRN-2 SH
DUI MANSLAUGHTER-OC, SS, VO OPTING OUT FEEDBACK-TC MON
TOSS TO GEORGE-2 SHOT OPTING OUT FEEDBACK-BNR-PKG
CHARCO DUI MANSLAUGHTER-BNR-PKG OPTING OUT FEEDBACK-TC MON
CHARCO DUI MANSLAUGHTER-REM-LIVE LIONFISH CHANGES-OC, VIDBOX
I 75 TRAFFIC ALERT-TRXOC, SS, OC SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
TRANSGENDER MURDER ARREST-OC, VO SPORTS
TRANSGENDER MURDER ARREST-SOTVO JON LESTER TRADED-ON CAMVO
RED TIDE BLOOM DRIFTING SOUTH-OC LESTER AND HENRY-VOTOPS
RED TIDE BLOOM DRIFTING SOUTH-BNR-PKG LESTER TWEET-SSTOPS
RED TIDE BLOOM DRIFTING SOUTH-OC JOHN LACKEY TRADED-VOTOPS
LAKE OKEECHOBEE THEN AND NOW-OC, VIDBOX, OC DAVID PRICE-ON CAM
STOCKS DIVE-OC, CG HENKE BERG GIRLS-VOTOPS
MEMORIAL FUND FOR SAEZ-OC, VO, SS HENKE BERG GIRLS-CGTOPS
LEE CO SCHOOL SCHEDULING-OC HENKE BERG GIRLS-SOT
TOSS TO BRITTANY-trxVO, OC, SS-FLY HENKE BERG BOYS-VOTOPS
BIG BEEHIVE IN CAPE CORAL-REM-LIVE HENKE BERG BOYS-CGTOPS
BIG BEEHIVE IN CAPE CORAL-BNR-PKG HENKE BERG BOYS-SOT
BIG BEEHIVE IN CAPE CORAL-REM-LIVE HENKE BERG JUNIORS-VOTOPS
HEAT STROKE DEMONSTRATION-OC, SOTVO HENKE BERG JUNIORS-CGTOPS
HEAT STROKE DEMONSTRATION-SOTVO HENKE BERG JUNIORS-SOT
VOTER FRAUD INVESTIGATION-OC, SS SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
DINE OUT FOR THE CURE-2 SH, VO AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
DINE OUT FOR THE CURE-SOTVO 11 PM TEASE-OC, VO
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT KERRY SANDERS LIVE DEMO-OC, VO
TZ1 B) red sox trades-VO KERRY SANDERS LIVE DEMO-SOTVO
TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC CLOSE-4SHOT
6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE  


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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


New Information

Deadly Crash

A DEADLY CAR CRASH IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

TROOPERS SAY A MAN WAS DRIVING DRUNK WITH HIS 6 YEAR OLD SON.

TONIGHT. NBC-2 IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION WORKER KILLED ON THE JOB. AFTER MOVING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR WORK.

New Details

Fort Myers Murder

AND NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE MURDER OF A TRANSGENDER WOMAN SHOW A ROMANTIC LINK TO HER SUSPECTED KILLER.

A FACEBOOK POST MAY POINT TO A MOTIVE.

SOT - Shannon Adams - Step Mom

06:49:00 maybe why his facebook was deactivated and you know little things kind of put everything together. 06:49:09

All New

Refusing Testing

PLUS - HUNDREDS OF LEE COUNTY PARENTS SOUND-OFF AFTER A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER SAYS HE WON'T LET HIS OWN CHILDREN TAKE STANDARDIZED TESTS.

NBC-2 QUESTIONS SCHOOL LEADERS ABOUT THE CONTROVERSIAL DECISION AND POSSIBLE RAMIFICATIONS IF OTHER PARENTS FOLLOW SUIT. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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DUI MANSLAUGHTER-OC, SS, VO


A CHARLOTTE COUNTY FATHER IS ACCUSED OF HITTING A ROAD CREW OVER NIGHT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE WAS DRUNK

CHRISTOPHER BEST SLAMMED INTO THE WORKERS, KILLING ONE OF THEM, AND CRTICALLY INJURING ANOTHER. PINNING THEM AGAINST THEIR TRUCK.

ON US 41 RIGHT AFTER IT CROSSES THE PEACE RIVER INTO PORT CHARLOTTE.

CHRISTOPHER BEST'S CAR SLAMMED THE WORKERS TRUCK PINNING THE MEN IN BETWEEN.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY COULD SMELL ALCOHOL ON HIS BREATH. AND HIS BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS NEARLY THREE TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT

BEST'S 6 YEAR OLD WAS IN THE CAR AND SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-2 SHOT


TODAY, WE'RE LEARNING THE MAN WHO DIED, RECENTLY MOVED TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR THIS VERY JOB.

HIS CO-WORKER IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL.

NBC-2'S GEORGE SOLIS SPOKE WITH FAMILY OF ONE OF THE VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO DUI MANSLAUGHTER-BNR-PKG


MULTIPLE LIVES -

FOREVER CHANGED-

TONIGHT THE PARENTS OF ALEXANDER VELEZ --TELL NBC2 THEY FEEL

EXTREMELY BLESSED.

13:26:22 "He's not too good, but he's getting better." Gustavo

Velez, Alex's father

VELEZ AND 2 OF HIS CO-WORKERS WERE ON THE RECEIVING END OF A DEADLY

CRASH WHILE DOING ROAD WORK LAST NIGHT ON US 41 IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY

13:27:45 "What he said, the vehicle rear-ended the truck and he just

blacked out passed out, and that's the only portion I know, nothing

else."

ACCORDING TO F-H-P THE DRIVER OF THE CAR, CHRISTOPHER BEST

PLOWED INTO JAMEL GARDNER AND MARK CATON. THEY WERE ALREADY OUTSIDE OF THE TRUCK WHEN IT HAPPENED.

VELEZ WAS STILL INSIDE THE WORK TRUCK - WHICH HAD A FLASHING ARROW WARNING DRIVERS TO MOVE AWAY.

13:27:23 "Apparently one of his co-workers passed away, and the the

other sustained some leg injuries"

GARDNER DIED.

HIS FAMILY TOLD NBC2 THEY WILL BE HOLDING SERVICES IN THEIR HOMETOWN

BACK IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

NBC2 LEARNED THE MEN WORKED FOR DBI SERVICES- A COMPANY THAT OFTEN

PARTNERS WITH FLORIDA D-O-T

F-DOT OFFICIALS SAY THEIR THOUGHTS GO OUT TO THE FAMILIES

13:28:11 "Our condolences to the one who passed away, and I hope the

other one is still getting better." Return to index of stories...


CHARCO DUI MANSLAUGHTER-REM-LIVE


MARK CATON HAS IMPROVED FROM CRITICAL TO SERIOUS CONDITION HERE AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. HIS FAMILY DIDN'T WANT TO COMMENT-

THE DRIVER CHRISTOPHER BEST IS IN JAIL.

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I 75 TRAFFIC ALERT-TRXOC, SS, OC


WATCH OUT FOR WORKERS ON I-75 TONIGHT.

CREWS WILL SHUT DOWN LANES BETWEEN BAYSHORE ROAD AND THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY LINE.

THE CLOSURES WILL CHANGE THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT, DRIVERS NEED TO WATCH FOR DETOURS.

IT'S PART OF THE INTERSTATE EXPANSION PROJECT.

THE ROAD IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN AT 5-30 TOMORROW MORNING.

THE NIGHTLY CLOSURES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


TRANSGENDER MURDER ARREST-OC, VO


NEW INFORMATION IN THE MURDER OF A TRANSGENDER WOMAN IN FORT MYERS.

POLICE SAY THE VICTIM YASMIN SANCHEZ MAY HAVE BEEN IN A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SUSPECT.

TERRY BRADY IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING SANCHEZ AND THEN BURNING THE BODY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A FACEBOOK POST MAY HAVE BEEN THE MOTIVATION.

IT CLAIMED BRADY "LIKED TO BE WITH GUYS" AND SANCHEZ CALLED BRADY "BIG DADDY" AND SAYS "BRADY LOVED HER."

NEARBY BUSINESS OWNERS, WHERE THE BODY WAS FOUND, SAY THEY'RE GLAD AN ARREST WAS MADE. Return to index of stories...


TRANSGENDER MURDER ARREST-SOTVO


DOUBLE SOT - Chris Pagani - Nearby Business Employee

00:26:52 I am very happy that they found that person that did that. He deserves what he gets. 00:26:57

00:27:49 it eases things knowing that that person isn't out there yet doing something to somebody else. 00:27:56

POLICE RECORDS SHOW SANCHEZ'S BRA TESTED POSITIVE FOR GASOLINE.

BRADY'S DEFENSE ATTORNEY SAYS THE EVIDENCE IS CIRCUMSTANTIAL.

COPS ARE NOT INVESTIGATING THIS AS A HATE CRIME. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE BLOOM DRIFTING SOUTH-OC


A RED TIDE BLOOM ABOUT THE SIZE OF HAWAII IS DRIFTING TOWARD SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

RIGHT NOW, IT'S 50 MILES OFFSHORE. AND JUST NORTH OF TAMPA.

RESEARCHERS HIT THE GULF TODAY TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER SPOKE WITH THEM TODAY ABOUT WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF IT REACHES OUR COAST. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE BLOOM DRIFTING SOUTH-BNR-PKG


:51-:57 Dr. Vincent Lovko, Phytoplankton Ecology Program Manager

1:19-1:24 Eric Milbrandt, Sanibel Captiva Conaervation Foundation

WHEELING OUT EQUIPMENT WITH THE HOPE THEY'LL COME BACK TO SHORE WITH ANSWERS ABOUT A POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEALTH THREAT.

Vincent Lovao, Red tide researcher/Mote Marine "It's rather extensive and it looks very intense."

YOU'RE LOOKING AT SATELLITE IMAGES OF A DANGEROUS ALGAE BLOOM 80 MILES LONG AND 50 MILES WIDE.

Lavao "The satellite images tells us what's on the surface and only on the surface."

ON THIS TRIP, RESEARCHERS HOPE TO DISCOVER MORE ABOUT WHAT LIES BENEATH.

THE BLOOM HAS ALREADY KILLED THOUSANDS OF FISH. NOW, THESE RESEARCHERS WITH MOTE MARINE IN SARASOTA ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT IF IT'S GOING TO BE HARMFUL TO HUMANS.

Lovao "We want to get in front of the bloom so we can see what's happening beneath the surface on this side of the bloom so that might help tell us where it's going."

HERE'S WHAT THEY KNOW NOW - THESE ARROWS ALREADY SHOW RED TIDE IS MOVING SOUTHEAST. TOWARD THE SHORE AND CLOSER TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IF IT REACHES LAND, THAT'S WHEN RED TIDE - A HARMFUL ALGAE BLOOM - STARTS CAUSING A LOT MORE PROBLEMS.

Lovao "Toxins from red tide can be aerosolized. they can get into the air. if you're on the beach it can extend about a mile inland if the bloom is very close to shore."

THAT CAN CAUSE RESPIRATORY ISSUES IN HUMANS.

BACK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA - NBC-2 WAS THE FIRST TO CONFIRM *ANOTHER* PROBLEM *ALREADY* EXISTS. AND COULD FUEL RED TIDE GROWTH ON ITS OWN.

Gabriel Hart, NJ "You can smell it, you can see it. just, ugh."

LYNGBIA - A RARE ALGAE BLOOM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE RED TIDE. IT'S ALREADY LINGERING ON THE SHORES OF SANIBEL, FORT MYERS BEACH AND PINE ISLAND.

Eric Milbrandt, Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation "It overgrows everything and causes what we're experiencing now."

LEAVING RESEARCHERS WITH TWO NEW CONCERNS.

AND EVEN THOUGH THEY CAN'T PINPOINT EXACTLY WHAT'S CAUSING BOTH BLOOMS, WHAT THEY DO IN THESE LABS COULD GET THEM THAT MUCH CLOSER TO AN ANSWER.

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


RED TIDE BLOOM DRIFTING SOUTH-OC


RESEARCHERS TELL US A STORM COULD REALLY HELP OUT.

THE RAIN COULD BREAK UP THE RED TIDE AND CAUSE THE BLOOM TO SHRINK. Return to index of stories...


LAKE OKEECHOBEE THEN AND NOW-OC, VIDBOX, OC


FRESH WATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE ARE A KEY PART OF WATER QUALITY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE SPOKE WITH THE ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS ABOUT THE LAKE LEVELS RIGHT NOW.

THE WATER IS NEARLY TWO FEET LOWER THAN THIS TIME LAST YEAR.

RELEASES ARE FLOWING INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE. BUT IT'S HALF THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT ALLOWED. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS DIVE-OC, CG


THERE'S NO WAY TO PUT THIS NICELY.

STOCKS HAD A TERRIBLE DAY ON WALL STREET.

INVESTORS GOT SPOOKED WHEN ARGENTINA DEFAULTED ON ITS DEBT. AND THE END OF THE ECONOMIC STIMULS IS CLOSE.

IT COMBINED INTO ONE OF THE WORST LOSSES SINCE MAY.

HERE'S A LOOK AT THE FINAL NUMBERS.

THE DOW TANKED BY MORE THAN THREE HUNDRED POINTS.

THE NASDAQ DROPPED BY NEARLY 100.

THE S AND P DROPPED 39. Return to index of stories...


MEMORIAL FUND FOR SAEZ-OC, VO, SS


FORT MYERS PARENTS ARE MAKING PLANS TO HONOR THEIR SON. HIT AND KILLED BY A SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER.

23 YEAR OLD LUIS SAEZ DIED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

THE FORMER BASEBALL STAR WAS HIT IN A PARKING LOT EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

THE DRIVER TOOK OFF.

SAEZ WAS CRITICALLY INJURED. HE WAS TAKEN OFF LIFE SUPPORT YESTERDAY.

A FUND HAS BEEN SET UP TO HELP HIS FAMILY WITH HOSPITAL AND FUNERAL EXPENSES.

DONATIONS CAN BE MADE AT ANY CAPITOL BANK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE HAVE POSTED THE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE, NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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


LEE CO SCHOOL SCHEDULING-OC


LEE COUNTY SCHOOL OFFICIALS NAILED DOWN START TIMES FOR 9 LOW-PERFORMING SCHOOLS.

MOST OF THE SCHOOLS EITHER START AT 7-55 OR 8-55 AND RELEASE AT 2-35 OR 3-35.

THE SCHOOLS HAD TO EXTEND THE DAY BY 25 MINUTES TO IMPROVE READING SCORES.

WE'VE POSTED ALL THE SCHOOLS AND THEIR START TIMES ON NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. CLICK ON NEWSLINKS.

COLLIER COUNTY HAS NOT RELEASED ITS SCHEDULE YET. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRITTANY-trxVO, OC, SS-FLY


A CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD HAS A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT A SIGN.

IT'S WARNING THEM ABOUT AFRICANIZED BEES.

IT'S NEAR A HIVE ON TRITON COURT WEST.

THAT'S NEAR CAPE CORAL PARKWAY.

NBC-2'S BRITTANY WEINER IS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND FOUND OUT IF PEOPLE SHOULD BE WORRIED.

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BIG BEEHIVE IN CAPE CORAL-REM-LIVE


THIS SIGN WARNS PEOPLE OF AN EXTREMELY AGGRESSIVE TYPE OF BEE --- AFRICANIZED BEES.

THERE'S A HIVE OF ABOUT 80-THOUSAND BEHIND THIS HOME.

BUT WHETHER THEY ARE ACTUALLY AFRICANIZED IS A BUZZING DEBATE. Return to index of stories...


BIG BEEHIVE IN CAPE CORAL-BNR-PKG


:20-:25 -- David Gatley, Beekeeper

:30-:35 -- B. KEITH COUNCELL, LICENSED BEE REMOVER

04:02 "The state of Florida considers all ferule bees to be africanized." 04:05

Beekeeper David Gatley is removing thousands of what he says are extremely aggressive africanized bees from a Cape Coral yard.

12:55 "I've been gentle with these guys, I've already been stung 4 or

5 times. " 12:58

Buzzing NATS

A sign out front warns neighbors of the 80-thousand bees.

12:11 "If somebody riding their bike or walking by or the post man may

get stung the homeowner is liable."12:18

The reason Gatley puts up the signs.

00:41:51 "It's scaring the public where there doesn't need to be any

scare tactics used." 00:41:56

Licensed bee remover B. Keith Councell says these signs aren't necessary.

He says these are average honey bees -- africanized bees attack even before they're disturbed.

00:42:12 "Those bees would be so aggravated that anything that moves

in that area would be getting stung." 00:42:18

Something Councell didn't see happen at this hive.

BUZZING NATS

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BIG BEEHIVE IN CAPE CORAL-REM-LIVE


NOW THERE ARE AFRICANIZED BEES IN FLORIDA.

COUNCELL SAID THEY WILL LEAVE THEIR HIVE TO ATTACK.

HE ALSO SAYS THEY ARE VERY RARE.

REPORTING LIVE IN CAPE CORAL, BRITTANY WEINER NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


HEAT STROKE DEMONSTRATION-OC, SOTVO


A LOT OF ATTENTION BEING PAID NATIONALLY TO KIDS BEING LEFT IN HOT CARS --

TODAY IS NATIONAL HEAT STROKE PREVENTION DAY -

AND N-B-C UNCOVERED SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FIREFIGHTERS HAVE RESCUED KIDS FROM HOT CARS THIS SUMMER.

FORTUNATELY FIRST RESPONDERS GOT THERE IN TIME --

BEFORE IT TURNED DEADLY.

Tracy McMillion, Iona McGregor Fire Department

:26:53 even with all the education and all the information that we try

to put out there, it constantly needs to be a reminder

:05

THE IONA MCGREGOR FIRE DEPARTMENT TEAMED UP WITH SAFE KIDS AND LEE

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TO SHOW US HOW FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE CHILDREN STUCK IN HOT CARS.

SO FAR THIS YEAR- 19 KIDS HAVE DIED IN HOT CARS IN THE UNITED STATES.

TWO WERE IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


HEAT STROKE DEMONSTRATION-SOTVO


Francine Donnorummo,

Asst. State Attorney

:32:50 Is there anything else we can do.

I dont know! I think making people aware over and over again and

making the community almost accountable. If you see a kid in a car,

YOU take action.

IN 2007- IT BECAME A CRIME IN FLORIDA TO LEAVE A CHILD, SIX AND YOUNGER IN A CAR FOR 15 MINUTES OR LONGER.

EXPERTS SUGGEST LEAVING SOMETHING LIKE A PURSE OR PHONE IN THE BACKSEAT AS A REMINDER. Return to index of stories...


VOTER FRAUD INVESTIGATION-OC, SS


NEW AT SIX.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT SAYS THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF VOTER FRAUD IN A FORT MYERS PRIMARY ELECTION.

CHRISTINE MATTHEWS BEAT INCUMBENT LEVON SIMMS IN THE 3RD WARD -- WITH 70 PERCENT OF THE VOTE.

THE SUSPICION CENTERED AROUND A HIGH NUMBER OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS.

THERE WERE NEARLY 10 TIMES MORE THAN IN THE LAST PRIMARY. Return to index of stories...


DINE OUT FOR THE CURE-2 SH, VO


IF YOU HAVEN'T MADE DINNER PLANS TONIGHT, CONSIDER DINING OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE.

RESTAURANTS IN LEE, COLLIER, AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES ARE RAISING MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH.

TONIGHT IS THE SECOND ANNUAL DINE OUT FOR THE CURE.

10 TO 35 PERCENT OF THE BUSINESS'S PROCEEDS WILL GO TO SUSAN G. KOMEN OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS EAT OUT AT A PARTICIPATING RESTAURANT. Return to index of stories...


DINE OUT FOR THE CURE-SOTVO


----Take sot----

:17

Geoffrey Levy

Customer

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.

BUTT TO

Paige Faulkner

Server, Four Points Sheraton

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.

75 PERCENT OF MONEY RAISED FOR KOMEN STAYS RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE POSTED A LIST OF THE RESTAURANTS PARTICIPATING. HEAD TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM, CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


A LOT OF LEE COUNTY PARENTS SAY THEY WILL REFUSE TO HAVE THEIR KIDS TAKE STANDARDIZED TESTS.

THIS AFTER A BOARD MEMBER ANNOUNCED HE WAS PULLING HIS CHILDREN FROM THE TESTING.

NBC-2 FINDS OUT IF THE DISTRICT COULD FACE PENALTIES IF PARENTS FOLLOW HIS LEAD.

AND - BIG SHAKE UPS IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHO'S OFF THE ROSTERS OF THE RED SOX AND RAYS. ON THE DEADLINE FOR TRADING.

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TZ1 B) red sox trades-VO


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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE


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ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

TRACKING MORE STORM CHANCES

The onshore flow continued on Thursday, with scattered downpours and storms developing in coastal areas and then moving inland. This activity may try to push back into the Urban Corridor this evening as temps fall into the 80s. The rain and storms will slowly end overnight, with lows in the mid to upper 70s.

Storm chances will continue into Friday, but with some changes. Winds will shift to the south and east, ending the morning rainfall threat. However, scattered PM showers and storms will likely be a good bet in the Urban Corridor, with activity diminishing in the evening. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

More moisture works into the area for the weekend, increasing the rain and storm chances. The activity still looks to be scattered, but coverage will likely be greater than during the work week. Highs both Saturday and Sunday will be in the low 90s.

The extra moisture looks to linger into early next week, keeping PM storm chances elevated. As we move into Tuesday and Wednesday, some slightly drier air will arrive, reducing the coverage of the PM activity.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping a close eye on a tropical system east of the Lesser Antilles. This system looks stronger than Wednesday and the National Hurricane Center said it is nearing tropical depression status.

The hurricane center has given this system a 70% chance of development, but it could become a Tropical Depression later tonight.

All the forecast guidance has this system still impacting the Lesser and Greater Antilles, before moving northwest toward the Bahamas. It does not look like this system will impact Florida.

Elsewhere, no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO SAM-trxOC, TRN-2 SH


A STORY WE FIRST BROUGHT YOU YESTERDAY IS GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

PARENTS ARE TALKING ABOUT NOT LETTING THEIR KIDS TAKE STANDARDIZED TESTS IN SCHOOL.

LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER DON ARMSTRONG RAMPED UP THE DEBATE BY ANNOUNCING HIS KIDS WON'T TAKE THE TEST.

NOW HUNDREDS OF PARENTS SAY THEY ARE INTERESTED IN FOLLOWING SUIT.

TODAY NBC-2'S SAM SWEENEY SPOKE WITH THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT ABOUT THE ISSUE. SAM - Return to index of stories...


OPTING OUT FEEDBACK-TC MON


MORE THAN 1000 PARENTS CHIMED IN ON THE CONVERSATION ON OUR FACEBOOK.

I SPOKE WITH A NUMBER OF PARENTS AND FORMER EDUCATORS TODAY. ONE FORMER TEACHER AND MOTHER TELLS ME SHE'S CONSIDERING MOVING TO KEEP HER KIDS OUT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Return to index of stories...


OPTING OUT FEEDBACK-BNR-PKG


Nicole carney:10

Madalyn kish:20

Bob sheiffer:45

NICOLE CARNEY'S KIDS AREN'T EVEN READY FOR KINDERGARTEN, BUT THE FORMER TEACHER SAYS--- SHE ALREADY KNOWS THE TRUE COST OF STANDARDIZE TESTING.

921 i taught these students and my degree is in English and i still couldn't figure out what they were asking or how they came up with the answer. and thats a problem.

IT'S A PROBLEM CAPE CORAL MOTHER MADAYLN KISH KNOWS WELL TOO.

3135 my third grader he's noW in 4th grade. he loves school he love learning. he would come home from school. he would say mom i need a nap. all we do is test test test test.

LAST YEAR MANY STUDENTS TOOK A STANDARDIZED TEST EVERY FRIDAY. MADELYN SAYS THE KIDS NO LONGER LEARN TO THINK, JUST MEMORIZE.

3042 they are not being taught to learn they are being trained like robots.

BOB SHEIFFER FROM THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR FAIR AND OPEN TESTING AGREES.

2901 testing is not learning. testing is not teaching. we need a better form of teaching learning and assement for lee county and collier county public schools.

ON FACEBOOK THE CONVERSATION IS SIMILAR.

JEANELLE MARIE SAYS: We will opt out. My child has always had all A's but bombs big tests due to test anxiety. Anxiety that begins long before testing and ends long after testing. She beats herself up when the results do not reflect her ability.

LEE COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT DR. NANCY GRAHAM ADDRESSED THE ISSUE TODAY.

"I don't judge parents, if they chose to take their kids out of standardized testing, its their decision to make." Return to index of stories...


OPTING OUT FEEDBACK-TC MON


ACCORDING TO THE DISTRICT YOU CAN'T JUST OPT OUT. YOU MUST REFUSE THE TEST FOR YOUR CHILD--- IT CAN BE A LENGTHY PROCESS.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


LIONFISH CHANGES-OC, VIDBOX


STARTING TOMORROW, NEW REGULATIONS WILL HELP GET THE LIONFISH POPULATION UNDER CONTROL.

THE FISH HAVE TAKEN OVER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATERS AND ARE DAMAGING NATIVE WILDLIFE AND HABITAT.

PEOPLE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO IMPORT LIONFISH.

DIVERS CAN HUNT FOR THEM WHILE USING A RE-BREATHER.

IT HELPS PEOPLE STAY UNDERWATER LONGER.

THE NEW RULES ALSO ALLOW FOR SPEARFISHING PERMITS IN PLACES WHERE SPEARFISHING IS NOW ILLEGAL. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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JON LESTER TRADED-ON CAMVO


HERE IN S-W FLORIDA. A CLEAR SIGN WHEN SPRING TRAINING WAS ABOUT TO BEGIN WAS WHEN.

THIS GUY WOULD SHOW UP AND START WORKING OUT AT THE RED SOX COMPLEX. JON LESTER WAS ALWAYS ONE OF THE FIRST PLAYERS TO ARRIVE. WEEKS BEFORE REPORT DAY.

TODAY.THE LAST PITCHER ON THE RED SOX LAST TWO WORLD SERIES WINNERS.HAS BEEN TRADED TO THE OAKLAND A'S. Return to index of stories...


LESTER AND HENRY-VOTOPS


JON LESTER AND JONNY GOMES TRADED TO OAKLAND FOR ALL-STAR OUTFIELDER YEONIS CESPEDES AND A DRAFT PICK.

THIS IMAGE.COURTESY OF ONE OF OUR BOSTON AFFILIATES.WCVB.OF LESTER GETTING A GOODBYE HUG FROM RED SOX PRINCIPAL OWNER JOHN HENRY AS LESTER LEFT FENWAY PARK. Return to index of stories...


LESTER TWEET-SSTOPS


LESTER TWEETED THIS OUT AFTER THE TRADE BECAME OFFICIAL.

"THANKS Y'ALL CANT TELL YOU HOM MUCH YOUR SUPPORT MEANS TO ME AND MY FAMILY.

EXCITED TO CONTRIBUTE TO A VERY TALENTED ATHLETICS TEAM.

LESTER HASH-TAGING HIS NEVER QUIT CAMPAIGN FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH. Return to index of stories...


JOHN LACKEY TRADED-VOTOPS


AND THE RED SOX ALSO TRADED AWAY JOHN LACKEY.

AFTER BEATING THEM IN GAME 6 OF THE WORLD SERIES LAST FALL.THE CARDINALS WANTED LACKEY TO PITCH THEM BACK INTO THE POST-SEASON.

IN EXCHANGE.THE RED SOX GET FORMER ALL-STAR ALLEN CRAIG AND RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER JOE KELLY. Return to index of stories...


DAVID PRICE-ON CAM


AND JUST BEFORE THE 4-PM TRADING DEADLINE.

THE RAYS SENT DAVID PRICE TO THE DETROIT TIGERS IN A 3-WAY DEAL WITH DETROIT AND SEATTLE.

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HENKE BERG GIRLS-VOTOPS


SECOND OF THREE ROUNDS TODAY AT THE HENKE-BERG JUNIOR MASTERS.

GIRLS DIVISION.CAPE CORAL 13-YEAR OLD BRITTANY SHIN STARTED THE DAY WITH A 3-SHOT LEAD. SHIN GETS THE HUGE PAR SAVE AT NINE HOLE.

BUT SHIN WOULDN'T KEEP HER LEAD. ST. JOHN NEUMANN'S SYDNEY SHRADER. GETTING HER PAR AT 16. SHE LEADS. Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG GIRLS-CGTOPS


AFTER TWO ROUNDS. SHRADER LEADS SHIN BY THREE SHOTS.

SHRADER WAS FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS THURSDAY. WITH A ***LIFETIME*** BEST ROUND OF 1-UNDER PAR 71. Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG GIRLS-SOT


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HENKE BERG BOYS-VOTOPS


THE BOYS 16-18 YEAR OLD DIVISION.

COLE CONNOR STARTED THE 2ND ROUND.1 SHOT OFF THE LEAD. AND HAD THE SHOT OF THE DAY THURSDAY. CHIPPING IN FOR BIRDIE AT 16!

CONNOR'S SIX SHOTS BACK NOW. LANDON WEBER HAD A TON OF PARS. INCLUDING THIS ONE AT 17.

WEBER'S ON TOP AT A TWO ROUND TOTAL OF ONE OVER PAR. Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG BOYS-CGTOPS


WEBER'S ONE ROUND AWAY FROM HIS FOURTH HENKE-BERG TITLE. AND FIRST IN THE 16-18 YEAR OLD DIVISION.

HE LEADS MARTIN JENSEN OF BRONXVILLE-NEW YORK. BY FOUR SHOTS. Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG BOYS-SOT


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HENKE BERG JUNIORS-VOTOPS


THE BOYS 13-15 YEAR OLD DIVISION.

FORT MYERS' BLAKE WHEELER STARTED THE ROUND WITH A 3 SHOTS LEAD.

AT THE 5TH.DRAINS THE 10 FOOTER.THAT WAS FOR PAR.

ENDED THE DAY WITH THAT SAME 3-SHOT LEAD. Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG JUNIORS-CGTOPS


THE 14-YEAR OLD WHEELER HAS A 3 SHOT LEAD OVER FELLOW FORT MYERS RESIDENT MARK I-WIN-SKI JUNIOR.TO START FRIDAY FINAL 18 HOLES. Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG JUNIORS-SOT


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SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


76 OF THE TOP GOLFERS IN THE WORLD.IN AKRON THIS WEEK.

MARK LEISHMAN LEADS BY 1 AFTER A 6-UNDER 64.

TIGER JUST WRAPPING UP HIS ROUND. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-OC, VO


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KERRY SANDERS LIVE DEMO-OC, VO


JOURNALISTS USE LIVE SHOTS TO ADD PERSPECTIVE TO A STORY.

THIS MORNING, NBC'S KERRY SANDERS HAD A PAINFUL LIVE EXPERIMENT ON THE TODAY SHOW. HE WAS IN LEHIGH ACRES AT LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL. SHOWING OFF AN APP THAT'S SUPPOSED TO KEEP AWAY MOSQUITOES.

NBC-2 TOLD YOU ABOUT THE APP LAST WEEK.

HE PUT HIS HAND IN A CONTAINER FILLED WITH THE INSECTS TO SEE IF IT WORKED. Return to index of stories...


KERRY SANDERS LIVE DEMO-SOTVO


"Ow! And i'm wating for this app to work. Ocue: and I'm waiting!

IF THAT WASN'T PAINFUL ENOUGH.

CHECK OUT HIS ARM AFTERWARD.

IT LOOKS LIKE HE HAS A RASH. THOSE ARE ALL BUG BITES.

HE HAD ABOUT 300 BITES. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...