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DIRECTOR PAGE ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
SEVERE WEATHER OPEN-CLIP FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
FIRST WEATHER-ANIBOX HTC BREAKING NEWS-CLIP
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP COLLIER FLOODING-VOTOPS 2 SS OC
COVERAGE WRAP-OC NAVI OC TOSS TO SOPHIE-OC EAniBx
TOSS TO LISA-trx OC CG EAniBx AIRPORT PULLING FLOODING-REM LIVE
EBOLA UPDATE-NEWSROOM AIRPORT PULLING FLOODING-VO WIPE
EBOLA UPDATE-PKG AIRPORT PULLING FLOODING-SOTVO
EBOLA UPDATE-NEWSROOM AIRPORT PULLING FLOODING-REM LIVE
FM SHOTS FIRED-SSTOPS TOSS TO BRYAN-ONCAM
CHARLOTTE CO ARSON-trx ONCAM BRYAN'S LOOK LIVE GULFSHORE-PKG
JAMES BRADY DIED-VO TOSS TO DAVE-ONCAM
VA FAMILY KILLED-VO REDISTRICTING UPDATE-BUBBA
DUI KID IN CAR-SS REDISTRICTING UPDATE-PKG
CA MUDSLIDES-trxVOTOPS REDISTRICTING UPDATE-BUBBA
CA FIRES-VOTOPS LUNCH BOX NUTRITION-VIDBOX RVL OC
DUNN HEARING-VO VIDEO GAME BENEFITS-ONCAM
GOOD SAMARITANS BEAT UP-SS TOY ATV ONTO HIGHWAY-SS
LEE COUNTY TRIM RATES-VO-WIPE HUNTER CHEERLEADER MAKES EXPO APPEARANCE-SS VO WIP
LEE COUNTY TRIM RATES-SOTVO HUNTER CHEERLEADER MAKES EXPO APPEARANCE-SOT SS
TEASE ONE-2SHOT TEASE THREE-2SHOT
TZ1 A) COLLIER FLOODING-VO TZ3 A) POOL VACUUMS STOLEN-VO WIPE
TZ1 B) WEATHER TEASE-STC AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
TOLEDO WATER PROBLEMS-VO IN PLASMA A)-TBA
TOLEDO WATER PROBLEMS-SOTVO RADAR BUMP-RADAR
TIGER SHARK CAUGHT IN TX-VO WIPE NN REASONS TO WATCH-SOT
TIGER SHARK CAUGHT IN TX-SOTVO POOL VACUUMS STOLEN-trx 2 SHOT
LIFE JACKET SHARING-VO-WIPE POOL VACUUMS STOLEN-PKG
LIFE JACKET SHARING-SOTVO POOL VACUUMS STOLEN-ONCAM
TEASE TWO-ON CAM SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT
TZ2 B) REDISTRICTING UPDATE-VOTOPS  


DIRECTOR PAGE


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SEVERE WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-ANIBOX HTC


FIRST WEATHER

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.

FLOODING RAIN

Today's very active and wet weather pattern was enhanced with an area of low pressure above south Florida. This feature will continue to bring more downpours and thunderstorms tonight. Rainfall has been excessive today - over 6" in some Naples neighborhoods at the time of this writing - and I expect more downpours tonight. The rain showers should begin to taper off by midnight, but there could still be more showers washing in from the Gulf overnight and through tomorrow morning.

Temperatures will stay in the mid 70's this evening. It is highly likely that there will be more flooding in some places this evening and travel could be difficult tonight after sunset. Many roads and areas with poor drainage will be under water this evening.

Tomorrow's forecast looks better. We will still be under the threat of morning showers or thunderstorms as southwest winds set in for Tuesday. The afternoon threat for thunderstorms will be mainly inland tomorrow and high temperatures will top out around 90 as the clouds break-up in the afternoon. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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COVERAGE WRAP-OC NAVI OC


THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE IS ASKING PEOPLE TO AVOID THE FOLLOWING INTERSECTIONS DUE TO HIGH WATER.

U-S 41 EAST AND COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD.

FIFTH AVENUE NORTH AND GOODLETTE-FRANK ROAD.

SANTA BARBARA BOULEVARD AND GOLDEN GATE PARKWAY.

AND AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD SOUTH OF GOLDEN GATE.

REMEMBER -- IT ONLY TAKES 2 INCHES OF RAIN TO FLOAT AN AVERAGE VEHICLE.

SO, IF YOU SEE A POOL OF WATER -- TURN AROUND.

AND THE COLLIER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS REMINDING PEOPLE NOT TO PLAY IN STANDING WATER.

WE'LL CONTINUE TO TRACK THE RAIN.

YOU CAN TOO.

JUST GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LISA-trx OC CG EAniBx


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW: THE OFFICIAL DEATH TOLL FROM THE EBOLA OUTBREAK IN WEST AFRICA---

IS UP TO 887.

THERE ARE NOW MORE THAN 16-HUNDRED REPORTED CASES.

AND TODAY NIGERIA, AFRICA'S LARGEST COUNTRY, ANNOUNCED IT HAS A SECOND CONFIRMED CASE.

NBC2 ANCHOR LISA SPOONER IS IN THE NEWSROOM WITH AN UPDATE ON THE TWO AMERICANS INFECTED WITH THE VIRUS. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA UPDATE-NEWSROOM


A CHARTERED PLANE JUST WENT TO LIBERIA TO PICK UP AMERICAN MISSIONARY NANCY WRITEBOL.

SHE'S SUPPOSED TO BE IN ATLANTA AROUND MIDDAY TOMORROW TO GET TREATMENT.

WE HAVE AN UPDATE NOW ON THE PATIENT WHO'S ALREADY AT EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA UPDATE-PKG


nats chopper

WE ARE NOW LEARNING JUST HOW INCREDIBLE IT WAS THAT EBOLA PATIENT, DR. KENT BRANTLY, WALKED INTO EMORY HOSPITAL WHEN HE ARRIVED SATURDAY.

"What it is is a cocktail of antibodies which are proteins that the body makes to block the virus

DOCTORS IN AFRICA SAY BRANTLY'S HEALTH IMPROVED QUICKLY AND DRAMATICALLY AFTER TAKING THE MEDICINE. CALLING THE RESULTS -QUOTE- "ALMOST MIRACULOUS."

SOURCES NOW CONFIRM HE RECEIVED A SECOND DOSE OF THE SERUM YESTERDAY - AND THAT HIS FEVER HAS DECREASED. AND THERE'S BEEN SOME IMPROVEMENT IN HIS SYMPTOMS.

HIS COLLEAGUE -NANCY WRITEBOL- INITIALLY THOUGHT TO BE IN WORSE CONDITION. RECEIVED TWO DOSES OF ZMAPP.

THIS SPECIALIZED PRIVATE PLANE. THE SAME ONE THAT TRANSPORTED BRANTLY TO ATLANTA. IS BACK IN LIBERIA TODAY AND WILL EVACUATE WRITEBOL OVERNIGHT. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA UPDATE-NEWSROOM


LISA SPOONER REPORTING.

WE *JUST GOT WORD THAT A PATIENT AT MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL IN NEW YORK IS BEING TESTED FOR THE EBOLA VIRUS.

THE MAN CAME TO THE HOSPITAL'S EMERGENCY ROOM EARLY THIS MORNING WITH A HIGH FEVER AND GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS.

THE HOSPITAL SAID THE MAN RECENTLY VISITED A WEST AFRICAN COUNTRY WHERE EBOLA HAS BEEN REPORTED. AND HAS NOW "BEEN PLACED IN STRICT ISOLATION" AND IS BEING SCREENED. Return to index of stories...


FM SHOTS FIRED-SSTOPS


RIGHT NOW -- POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE YOUNG MAN WHO SHOT AT A DRIVER TODAY IN FORT MYERS.

OFFICERS SAY SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE HANGING OUT AT THE CORNER OF BROADWAY AND BRAMAN AVENUES AROUND 11 THIS MORNING --

AND SOMEONE FIRED A SHOT INTO THE BACK OF A PICK-UP.

NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE CO ARSON-trx ONCAM


AN NBC2 CRIME ALERT IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

DEPUTIES WANT TO FIND THE PERSON WHO SET A BOAT ON FIRE.

THEY TELL US THE ARSON HAPPENED JULY THIRD, IN WHIDDEN INDUSTRIAL PARK, IN CHARLOTTE HARBOR.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING, CALL DETECTIVES OR CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


JAMES BRADY DIED-VO


FORMER WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY JAMES BRADY, HAS DIED.

HE WAS 73.

BRADY WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD DURING THE 1981 ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN, IN WASHINGTON, D-C.

AFTER THAT HE STARTED A CAMPAIGN FOR GUN CONTROL.

A FEDERAL LAW MAKING GUN BUYERS GET BACKGROUND CHECKS IS NAMED AFTER HIM. Return to index of stories...


VA FAMILY KILLED-VO


INVESTIGATORS IN VIRGINIA THINK A MAN KILLED HIS WIFE AND KIDS, THEN HIMSELF.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS TOLD AUTHORITIES CLARENCE AND SHAUNA WASHINGTON HAD BEEN FIGHTING.

NOW OFFICERS ARE PRETTY SURE HE SHOT HER, AND THEIR THREE DAUGHTERS: 4-YEAR-OLD OLIVIA, 6-YEAR-OLD ONYA AND 13-YEAR-OLD OMESHA, OVER THE WEEKEND.

RELATIVES FOUND THEIR BODIES IN THEIR CULPEPER, VIRGINIA, HOME YESTERDAY. Return to index of stories...


DUI KID IN CAR-SS


A MOM IS ACCUSED OF DRINKING IN A SAINT PETE BAR FOR FOUR HOURS, AND LEAVING HER EIGHT YEAR OLD IN THE CAR.

WHEN POLICE GOT TO THE BAR OVERNIGHT, THEY SAW PEOPLE STANDING AROUND KRASTINA GESHEVA'S CAR.

THEY TOLD OFFICERS SHE HIT TWO PARKED CARS AS SHE WAS BACKING OUT AND WAS TRYING TO LEAVE THE SCENE.

POLICE SAW HER SON IN THE CAR, AND WITNESSES TOLD THEM SHE HAD LEFT HIM ALONE TO GO DRINKING ALL NIGHT.

THEY ARRESTED HER. Return to index of stories...


CA MUDSLIDES-trxVOTOPS


YOU'RE LOOKING AT NEW VIDEO OF THE AFTERMATH OF A MUDSLIDE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

A NEWS HELICOPTER FLEW OVER MOUNT BALDY TODAY.

THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE WEEKEND CREATED THIS MESS.

A MAN DIED YESTERDAY AFTER HIS CAR SWEPT INTO A FLOODED CREEK.

SOME HOMES ARE DAMAGED.

CREWS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CLEAR MUD, ROCKS AND DEBRIS OFF ROADS THAT WERE BLOCKING ABOUT 25 HUNDRED PEOPLE IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. Return to index of stories...


CA FIRES-VOTOPS


AND IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE STATE, CREWS ARE BATTLING TWO WILDFIRES.

THEY'RE BURNING IN LASSEN NATINOAL FOREST, AND HAVE SCORCHED MORE THAN 100 SQUARE MILES.

A HOSPITAL HAS BEEN EVACUATED.

12 OTHER FIRES ARE BURNING IN THE STATE. Return to index of stories...


DUNN HEARING-VO


THE MAN CHARGED WITH MURDERING A TEEN IN JACKSONVILLE OVER LOUD MUSIC WAS IN COURT TODAY.

MICHAEL DUNN APPEARED IN FRONT OF A JUDGE FOR A BRIEF HEARING

ATTORNEYS ON TRACK FORA RETRIAL TO START AT THE END OF NEXT MONTH.

EARLIER THIS YEAR, A JURY CONVICTED HIM ON SEVERAL COUNTS RELATED TO THE 2012 SHOOTING THAT LEFT 17-YEAR-OLD JORDAN DAVIS DEAD.

BUT THE JURY FAILED TO REACH A VERDICT ON FIRST DEGREE MURDER. Return to index of stories...


GOOD SAMARITANS BEAT UP-SS


A COUPLE IN COLORADO GOT HURT AFTER DOING THE RIGHT THING.

THEY SAW A BABY IN A CAR ALONE, IN A PARKING LOT, AND CALLED POLICE.

THEN THE BOY'S MOM CAME OUT OF THE STORE.

SHE WASN'T TOO HAPPY WITH THEM.

SHE HIT THE BOYFRIEND IN THE FACE AND THREATENED THE WOMAN.

THEN GOT INTO HER CAR, BACKED UP, AND HIT THE TWO. THEY ARE OK.

POLICE ARRESTED HER. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY TRIM RATES-VO-WIPE


PROPERTY TAX RATES FOR PEOPLE IN LEE COUNTY WILL NOT GO UP NEXT YEAR --

BUT YOU STILL MIGHT HAVE TO PAY MORE MONEY.

TODAY -- LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SET THE MAXIMUM MILLAGE RATE IT CAN COLLECT FROM HOMEOWNERS.

THEY KEPT IT THE SAME AS LAST YEAR AT JUST OVER 4 MILLS.

IF YOU HAVE A 150- THOUSAND DOLLAR HOME --

THAT'S ABOUT 566 DOLLARS PER YEAR.

LAND CONSERVATION GROUPS SAY THEY'RE RELIEVED. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY TRIM RATES-SOTVO


Marisa Carrozzo - conservation of SWFL

"Water quality, water resources, water supply, wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities."

Larry Kiker/Lee Co Commissioner

"Well let's keep in mind that this includes a 7 percent increase in property values, so there will be a financial change in the tax bill."

TAX NOTICES WILL BE MAILED OUT TO HOMEOWNERS LATER THIS MONTH.

THEN, THEY'LL BE TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS IN SEPTEMBER -- BEFORE A FINAL VOTE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


WE'RE FOLLOWING A BREAKING WEATHER STORY IN COLLIER COUNTY.NAPLES BROKE ITS ALL-TIME WETTEST AUGUST DAY RECORD, AND IT ONLY TOOK AN HOUR.

THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE--

WE'VE SEEN CARS STRANDED, AND WATER GOING INTO YARDS.

WE HAVE MORE PICTURES AND VIDEO AFTER ROBERT'S FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) COLLIER FLOODING-VO


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TZ1 B) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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TOLEDO WATER PROBLEMS-VO IN PLASMA


*THIS TOXIC ALGAE ON LAKE ERIE SHUT DOWN TOLEDO'S WATER SUPPLY FOR NEARLY THREE DAYS.

THE ALGAE WAS TOO CLOSE TO THE CITY'S INTAKE VALVES--

WHICH MADE THE WATER DANGEROUS TO DRINK.

THE PROBLEM IS BETTER TODAY. Return to index of stories...


TOLEDO WATER PROBLEMS-SOTVO


"All six tests have come back negative/ our water is safe."

OVER THE WEEKEND ABOUT 400-THOUSAND PEOPLE IN OHIO AND SOUTHERN MICHIGAN WERE TOLD NOT TO DRINK, BATHE IN, OR EVEN BRUSH THEIR TEETH WITH WHAT WAS COMING OUT OF THEIR FAUCETS.

BOILING IT MADE THE TOXIN EVEN WORSE.

NO ONE GOT SICK.

TRUCKLOADS OF BOTTLED WATER POURED IN FROM ACROSS THE STATE.

AND THE NATIONAL GUARD USED PURIFICATION SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE SAFE WATER. Return to index of stories...


TIGER SHARK CAUGHT IN TX-VO WIPE


A FISHERMAN REELED IN AN 800 POUND TIGER SHARK IN THE GULF.

RYAN SPRING WAS IN THE WATER OFF PORT ARANSAS, TEXAS, WHEN HE HOOKED THE BIG FISH.

AS HE WAS TRYING TO GET IT IN THE BOAT, IT MOVED HIM MORE THAN 15 MILES! Return to index of stories...


TIGER SHARK CAUGHT IN TX-SOTVO


"Fought really hard, it was like 7 hours of pure pain and suffering, but it was all well worth it though."

THE FISHERMAN SAYS IF IT WAS A FEMALE SHARK, HE WOULD'VE RELEASED IT.

BUT A FISH THIS SIZE IS FAIR GAME.

HE SAYS HE'LL DONATE THE MEAT TO CHARITY. Return to index of stories...


LIFE JACKET SHARING-VO-WIPE


LOANER LIFE JACKETS ARE ON HAND AT THREE ADDITIONAL BEACHES IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE PROGRAM, "KIDS DON'T FLOAT, LIFE JACKETS DO" WAS STARTED A FEW MONTHS AGO TO PREVENT DROWNINGS.

STARTING TODAY -- YOU CAN BORROW LIFE JACKETS AT THE NAPLES PIER --

THE NAPLES BEACH HOTEL --

AND LOWDERMILK PARK. Return to index of stories...


LIFE JACKET SHARING-SOTVO


Karen Murphy, Naples

"I think it's the greatest idea. Because I'm not a swimmer and I can't swim, and so I have fear to see children in the water. To me this is super, super because they'll stay afloat. It's, what a great idea!"

8 BEACHES IN COLLIER COUNTY NOW HAVE LOANER LIFE JACKETS.

THE GOAL IS TO EVENTUALLY HAVE THEM AT EVERY BEACH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ON CAM


YOU FOLKS IN NAPLES ARE LIVING THROUGH THE CITY'S WETTEST AUGUST DAY.EVER!

BUT IT'S BEEN A RAINY DAY ACROSS THE WHOLE AREA.

AND HERE'S A LIVE LOOK AT WHERE IT'S RAINING NOW.

ROBERT HAS AN UPDATED FORECAST, NEXT.

PLUS: WE'RE ALSO FOLLOWING A BIG POLITICAL STORY: AS LAWMAKERS START TO REDRAW THE STATE'S VOTING DISTRICTS. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 B) REDISTRICTING UPDATE-VOTOPS


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ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

FLOODING RAIN

Today's very active and wet weather pattern was enhanced with an area of low pressure above south Florida. This feature will continue to bring more downpours and thunderstorms tonight. Rainfall has been excessive today - over 6" in some Naples neighborhoods at the time of this writing - and I expect more downpours tonight. The rain showers should begin to taper off by midnight, but there could still be more showers washing in from the Gulf overnight and through tomorrow morning.

Temperatures will stay in the mid 70's this evening. It is highly likely that there will be more flooding in some places this evening and travel could be difficult tonight after sunset. Many roads and areas with poor drainage will be under water this evening.

Tomorrow's forecast looks better. We will still be under the threat of morning showers or thunderstorms as southwest winds set in for Tuesday. The afternoon threat for thunderstorms will be mainly inland tomorrow and high temperatures will top out around 90 as the clouds break-up in the afternoon. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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COLLIER FLOODING-VOTOPS 2 SS OC


THIS IS A LOOK AT JUST HOW MUCH WATER PLACES IN COLLIER RECEIVED.

WATER IS ALL THE WAY UP TO THE "FOR SALE" SIGN ALONG GULFSHORE BOULEVARD.

WE HAVE A MAP SHOWING ALL OF THE REPORTED "TROUBLE SPOTS."

YOU CAN SEE IT'S NOT JUST ONE PART OF THE COUNTY.

6TH AVENUE NORTH LOOKS LIKE A CANAL.

AND THIS CAR WAS STUCK ON GOLDEN GATE PARKWAY NEAR NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL.

WE HAVE MORE PICTURES AND VIDEOS ON NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY, WE'D LOVE TO SEE THEM.

JUST UPLOAD THEM TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, OR "SEE SHOOT SEND" ON OUR WEB SITE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO SOPHIE-OC EAniBx


WE CONTINUE TO COVER THIS BREAKING STORY IN NAPLES.

NBC2'S SOPHIE NIELSEN KOLDING IS LIVE JUST EAST OF AIRPORT PULLING ROAD.

AT ARNOLD AND INDUSTRIAL.

SOPHIE. Return to index of stories...


AIRPORT PULLING FLOODING-REM LIVE


TALK ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON. RIGHT NOW THEY ARE STILL FIXING POWER LINES AND THE TRUCK IS STILL IN THE DITCH.

AS YOU CAN SEE. BUSINESSES LINE THIS ROAD AND MANY OF IT'S SIDE STREETS. Return to index of stories...


AIRPORT PULLING FLOODING-VO WIPE


ONE MOTORCYCLE REPAIR SHOP IS LEFT WITH WET FLOORS, THE OWNERS TELL ME THEIR POWER STRIPS WERE TOTALLY UNDER WATER.

THEY SAY THERE WAS ABOUT FOUR INCHES THAT CAME UP AND WAVES WOULD LAP UP AGAINST THE WALLS EVERY TIME SOMEONE DROVE BY.

A CAFE DOWN THE STREET WAS ALSO FLOODED.

THE OWNER TELLS ME THEY WERE PACKED WHEN THE WATER CAME UP,. TRAPPING CUSTOMERS FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.

BOTH BUSINESSES ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS ARE LEFT WITH A BIG CLEAN UP.

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AIRPORT PULLING FLOODING-SOTVO


Samantha Byerly

Jack's ATV and Motorcycle Repair.

200311 this happened before but not like this. it receded then but this time it just kept coming and coming and coming and within 30 minutes it started coming in the office door, the shop door. 14

SANDRA fernandez

sandy's cuban cafe

201013 it was our rush hour is lunch time so at that time it started raining so of course. it affects us a lot. 7 Return to index of stories...


AIRPORT PULLING FLOODING-REM LIVE


IT'S STILL RAINING OUT HERE. A BIG CONCERN.

BUSINESSES ARE CLOSED, SOME ARE WITHOUT POWER. SO THIS RAIN DEFINITELY HAS A BIG ECONOMIC IMPACT OUT HERE.

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TOSS TO BRYAN-ONCAM


WE HAVE ANOTHER VIEW OF THE RECORD BREAKING FLOODING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

ROADS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY ARE UNDERWATER, AND SEVERAL OF THEM CLOSED.

NBC2'S BRYAN ANDERSON SHOWS US WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE ALONG GULFSHORE BOULEVARD A SHORT TIME AGO. Return to index of stories...


BRYAN'S LOOK LIVE GULFSHORE-PKG


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TOSS TO DAVE-ONCAM


JUST WEEKS AWAY FROM THE FLORIDA PRIMARY, LAWMAKERS ARE RUSHING TO REDRAW THE STATE'S VOTING MAPS.

A JUDGE ORDERED IT SO LEGISLATORS WILL RETURN TO TALLAHASSEE THIS WEEK.

NBC-2 CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT DAVE ELIAS HAS MORE ON WHAT THIS COULD MEAN TO YOU.

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REDISTRICTING UPDATE-BUBBA


FOR NOW IT'S PRETTY MUCH WAIT AND SEE.

THE DECISION TO HOLD A SPECIAL SESSION WAS TRIGGERED BY A JUDGE WHO RULED IN JULY THE CURRENT CONGRESSIONAL MAP IS ILLEGAL.

LEGISLATORS NOW HAVE UNTIL AUGUST 15TH TO SWIFTLY DRAW A NEW ONE.

WE'VE JUST LEARNED THAT STATE REPRESENTATIVE MATT CALDWELL WAS APPOINTED TO THE COMMITTEE TO REDRAW THE MAP. Return to index of stories...


REDISTRICTING UPDATE-PKG


matt caldwell/state rep / 05:57:50 It does present some challenges. Drawing a congressional map is not an easy task. 05:57:55.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE MATT CALDWELL IS TALKING ABOUT THIS MAP.

A JUDGE RULED THAT TWO OF THE STATE'S 27 DISTRICTS WERE DRAWN TO BENEFIT REPUBLICANS.

LAWMAKERS HAVE JUST OVER A WEEK TO FIX IT.

SOME FEEL THAT'S NOT ENOUGH TIME AND COULD AFFECT THE NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION.

caldwell / 05:59:22 I certainly disagree with the thought we should have a new election when we're already undergoing one at this time. 05:59:27

sharon harrington/Lee Election Sup. / 05:50:19 It would be very catastrophic as far as I am concerned. 05:50:52

LEE COUNTY ELECTION SUPERVISOR SHARON HARRINGTON SAYS LAST MINUTE CHANGES COULD BE A NIGHTMARE.

sharon Harrington / 05:49:34 You have to get the map done. Make sure all of the people are in the right district. Notify them. Make sure you have adequate polling locations and all that. 05:49:44

STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENAQUISTO WANTS THE LEAST AMOUNT OF IMPACT AS POSSIBLE.

lizbeth Benaquisto/State Senator / 05:55:46 We're going to let the committee do it's work appropriately and hope to have appropriate but minimal affect statewide and make sure they focus on what the judge has directed. 05:55:57 Return to index of stories...


REDISTRICTING UPDATE-BUBBA


ONCE THE NEW MAP IS DRAWN A JUDGE WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO ORDER A SPECIAL ELECTION FOR LATER THIS YEAR.

IT'S UNCLEAR IF IT WOULD AFFECT THE ENTIRE STATE OR JUST THE COUNTIES AFFECTED BY THE NEW LINES.

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


LUNCH BOX NUTRITION-VIDBOX RVL OC


A LOT OF LUNCHES SCHOOLCHILDREN BRING FROM HOME *AREN'T HEALTHY ENOUGH.

A NEW TUFTS UNIVERSITY STUDY FOUND LESS THAN ONE-THIRD OF PACKED LUNCHES MEET GOVERNMENT STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL CAFETERIA MEALS.

ONLY A QUARTER OF THE LUNCHES HAD A MAIN ENTREE LIKE A SANDWICH.

MOST OF THESE LACKED PROTEIN, LIKE YOGURT, CHEESE OR PEANUT BUTTER.

AND ONLY A THIRD BROUGHT FRUIT.

REPLACING COOKIES WITH A FAVORITE FRUIT, AND SWITCHING TO WHOLE GRAIN BREAD ARE GOOD WAYS TO MAKE SURE CHILDREN GET HEALTHY LUNCHES. Return to index of stories...


VIDEO GAME BENEFITS-ONCAM


VIDEO GAMES CAN BE GOOD FOR KIDS, ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY.

RESEARCHERS FOUND PLAYING VIDEO GAMES FOR LESS THAN AN HOUR A DAY HAD A POSITIVE IMPACT ON LIFE SATISFACTION AND PROMOTED SOCIAL BEHAVIOR.

PLAYING GAMES FOR MORE THAN THREE HOURS HAD THE OPPOSITE EFFECT, THOUGH. Return to index of stories...


TOY ATV ONTO HIGHWAY-SS


THIS NEXT STORY *WASN'T A VIDEO GAME.

A 6 YEAR OLD AUTISTIC BOY IS OKAY AFTER HE DROVE A TOY A-T-V ONTO A NEW YORK HIGHWAY.

THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE BATTERY-POWERED TOY HE WAS ON LAST NIGHT.

POLICE LEARNED HE WAS WITH HIS FAMILY IN A MOUNT VERNON PARK WHEN HE DROVE ON A STREET AND TOOK A RAMP ONTO THE BRONX RIVER PARKWAY.

THREE DRIVERS STOPPED TO SURROUND HIM, SO OTHER CARS WOULDN'T HIT HIM.

AND ONE GOT OUT AND GRABBED HIM. Return to index of stories...


HUNTER CHEERLEADER MAKES EXPO APPEARANCE-SS VO WIP


A POLARIZING TEXAS TECH CHEERLEADER MADE HER FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE SINCE THE CONTROVERSY.

THIS IS 19 YEAR OLD KENDALL JONES, POSING WITH A LION SHE KILLED IN AFRICA.

SINCE SHE PUT PHOTOS LIKE THIS ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE RESPONDED, SOME POSITIVE, SOME NEGATIVE.

THIS WEEKEND, SHE WAS AMONG SUPPORTERS IN HOUSTON.

SHE WENT TO THE TEXAS TROPHY HUNTERS ASSOCIATION HUNTING EXTRAVAGANZA.

HER DAD TALKED ABOUT THE PAST FEW WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


HUNTER CHEERLEADER MAKES EXPO APPEARANCE-SOT SS


"It's been good and bad for her.She's had a lot of negative, she's had death threats, a lot of negative publicity, but with that she's gained a ton of supporters, as you can see here at this show."

JONES SAYS ALL THEIR KILLS ARE PERMITTED AND THE MEAT IS DONATED TO LOCAL VILLAGES.

KENDALL ISN'T DOING INTERVIEWS RIGHT NOW.

YOU COULD HEAR FROM HER IN THE FUTURE, THOUGH.

SHE WANTS TO HOST A T-V SHOW ABOUT HUNTING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


A MAN TRUSTED TO TAKE CARE OF POOLS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS ACCUSED OF STEALING THINGS FROM THEM.

nbc 2 TALKS TO SOME OF THE VICTIMS.NEXT AT 5:30. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) POOL VACUUMS STOLEN-VO WIPE


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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A)-TBA


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RADAR BUMP-RADAR


AND: HERE'S A LOOK AT LIVE FIRST ALERT DOPPLER RADAR.

TODAY'S RAIN BROKE A RECORD IN NAPLES.

ROBERT IS TRACKING WHAT'S LEFT, AT SIX O CLOCK. Return to index of stories...


NN REASONS TO WATCH-SOT


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POOL VACUUMS STOLEN-trx 2 SHOT


IF YOU OWN A POOL, YOU BETTER CHECK FOR YOUR VACUUM.

POLICE ARRESTED A NORTH FORT MYERS MAN-- WANTED FOR STEALING AND SELLING POOL VACUUMS. AND THEN IN SOME CASES, STEALING THEM AGAIN.

AND GET THIS-- DETECTIVES SAY IT ALL STARTED WHEN HE WAS WORKING FOR A LOCAL POOL SERVICE COMPANY.

NBC-2'S JACLYN BEVIS MET TWO VICTIMS TODAY. Return to index of stories...


POOL VACUUMS STOLEN-PKG


Jerry Falco fell victim to what seemed like a good deal.

SOT JERRY FALCO, BOUGHT STOLEN ITEM

271211 he'd sell me a 500 dollar machine for 60 dollars.

Then, the owner of this backyard pool-- police say victimized by the same man, who was her pool service worker.

SOT LISA YEARGIN, POOL VACUUM STOLEN

1410 We noticed it missing and we just didn't know what happened to it.

It-- being something like this. A pretty expensive pool vacuum.

SOT LISA YEARGIN, POOL VACUUM STOLEN

154119 that one cost us about a little over 400 dollars.

SOT JERRY FALCO, BOUGHT STOLEN ITEM

2926 whatever the model was, they're about 500 dollars.

All the 10-plus victims, connected to one suspect. that's based on a sheriff's office investigation.

SOT JERRY FALCO, BOUGHT STOLEN ITEM

274810 they had the backseat of the police car and the trunk was full of machines and hoses

This is who they arrested. Chris Driggers.

For two months this summer, he worked at Pinch-A-Penny. a pool service and supply company.

That's where police believe he started this process. of stealing, selling, then sometimes stealing again, and reselling.

Leaving victims vacuum free and frustrated by the scheme.

SOT LISA YEARGIN, POOL VACUUM STOLEN

1559 i'm hoping they get everything back and those that were victims get a little bit of justification

SOT JERRY FALCO, BOUGHT STOLEN ITEM

285417 to have this happen to me, i felt stupid.

Lucky for them, police say they have the thief and the salesman.

In Lee County, Jaclyn Bevis, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


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DRIGGINS IS STILL IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL TONIGHT. HELD ON ALMOST TWO DOZEN CHARGES IN CONNECTION TO THIS. Return to index of stories...


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