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DIRECTOR PAGE STOLEN PASSWORDS-PKG
SHOW OPEN-CLIP MILLION DOLLAR CLOSET BURGLARY-VO
GOV. SCOTT SECRET TRIP-2-SHOT TEASE TWO-VOTOPS
GOV. SCOTT SECRET TRIP-CAM-99 TZ2 A) MOSQUITO CONTROL-VO
GOV. SCOTT SECRET TRIP-PKG TZ2 B) MASSIVE RAVE WORTH IT-SOTVO
GOV. SCOTT SECRET TRIP-CAM-99 ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
SUSPICIOUS WOMAN-OTS-SS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TULSA OFFICERS ARRESTED-TRX-VO MOSQUITO CONTROL-trx VO in TC MON
TSA INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS MOSQUITO CONTROL-PKG
NEW GOVT LEAKER-OTS-VO MOSQUITO CONTROL-OC
BERGDAHL MEETING WITH LEAD INVESTIGATOR-TRX-VOTOPS KID KEPT IN CAGE-VO
GAZA CEASEFIRE-VOTOPS MAN TRAPPED ON TRAIN PLATFORM-VO
NETANYAHU SOUND-OTS-SOT OC FLOODED CAR RESCUE-TRX-NATSVO TOPS
RUSSIA SANCTIONS-OTS MASSIVE RAVE WORTH IT-SOTVO
RUSSIA THREAT UKRAINE-SSTOPS-VO MASSIVE RAVE WORTH IT-SOTVO
US GENERAL KILLED-VO TEASE THREE-2SHOT
HAWAII STORMS-EANIBOX TZ3 A) 911 MISUSE-SOTVO
ROBERT 1ST BLOCK HIT-WX CENTER AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
FL BOY BIT BY SHARK-SOTVO A) GAMBLING ARREST IN LEE CO-VOTOPS
AHEAD AT 5:30 CLIP-CLIP VETERAN GRANTS-OTS
TEASE ONE-VOTOPS VETERAN GRANTS-PKG
TZ1 A) STOLEN PASSWORDS-VO 911 MISUSE-OTS-SOT-OTS
TZ1 B) MILLION DOLLAR CLOSET BURGLARY-VO 911 MISUSE-PKG
STOLEN PASSWORDS-OTS SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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GOV. SCOTT SECRET TRIP-2-SHOT


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS UNDER FIRE FOR TAKING SECRET HUNTING TRIPS TO TEXAS.ALL PAID FOR BY U.S. SUGAR.

THE GOVERNOR WASN'T ALONE ON THOSE TRIPS.

NBC-2 CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT DAVE ELIAS HAS CONFIRMED THAT SEVERAL STATE REPRESENTATIVE FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ALSO TOOK SECRET TRIPS. TO A RANCH CONNECTED TO AN INDUSTRY THAT GETS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN TAXPAYER SUBSIDIES.

DAVE IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH MORE ON WHAT HE'S UNCOVERED.

DAVE? Return to index of stories...


GOV. SCOTT SECRET TRIP-CAM-99


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT AND A HOST OF POLITICIANS INCLUDING TWO RIGHT HERE FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ALL APPLIED FOR HUNTING LICENSES IN TEXAS AROUND THE SAME TIME.

THEY USED THOSE LICENSES TO VISIT A TEXAS HUNTING LODGE ALL OF WHICH WAS PAID FOR WITH MONEY FROM U.S. SUGAR. Return to index of stories...


GOV. SCOTT SECRET TRIP-PKG


KING RANCH IS ONE OF THE LARGEST RANCHES IN THE WORLD.

NBC 2 DISCOVERED A HALF A DOZEN OR MORE, HIGH RANKING FLORIDA REPUBLICANS HAVE VISTED HERE IN RECENT YEARS.

lee Tax payer / 01:05:02 I'd like to know more about this story. Like what's really going on on these hunting trips. 01:05:05

DIGGING DEEPER WE DISCOVERED THAT REPRESENTATIVES MATT CALDWELL OF LEE COUNTY AND MATT HUDSON OF COLLIER COUNTY ALSO VISITED THE RANCH AFTER APPLYING FOR TEXAS HUNTING LICENSES.

NEITHER RETURNED OUR CALLS TODAY.

THE TRIPS WERE FINANCED BY U.S. SUGAR COMPANY OFFICIALS.

professor laura weir/Political Science / 03;08:54 This big sugar lobby is the number two lobby in the state of florida. 03:08:59

U.S. SUGAR, ONE OF THE BIGGEST POLLUTERS OF THE EVERGLADES, REPORTEDLY GAVE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY $95 THOUSAND FOR THE TRIPS.

tax payer / 01:05:26 I definitely don't think sugar companies should be funding somebodys leisurely vacation. 01:05:30

POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR LAURA WEIR SAYS THEY CAN UNDER A STATE LOOPHOLE.

03:08:43 You can drive a semi through the loophole. 03:08:45

THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE TELLING NBC-2 TODAY "The governor received no gifts from U.S. Sugar and no state business was discussed."

laura Weir 03:10:34 I really find that hard to believe. They might have been discussing business conditions within the state of lforida but I can assure you that has to do with politics of the state. 03:10:43

SOON AFTER THE TRIP, GOVERNOR SCOTT APPOINTED A SUGAR OFFICIAL TO THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT BOARD.

01:04:30 Well I definitely think it should be looked into. 01:04:32

BUT MANY DOUBT IT WILL HAPPEN, SINCE US SUGAR GETS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN TAXPAYER SUBSIDES.

robert Henderson/Fort Myers / 01:00:55 I dont' think it will be. The reason: First to investigate it would be by a republican state official, pam bondi and she won't do that. 01:01:08 Return to index of stories...


GOV. SCOTT SECRET TRIP-CAM-99


I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH REPRESENTATIVE MATT CALDWELL.

HE TELLS ME HE DID HUNT AT THE RANCH AND ALL OF HIS EXPENSES WERE PAID.

HE TOLD ME COULDN'T REMEMBER WHO PAID FOR HIS TEXAS HUNTING LICENSES.

PAM BONDI'S OFFICE JUST TELLING US HER OFFICE DOES NOT INVESTIGATE SUCH MATTERS.

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


SUSPICIOUS WOMAN-OTS-SS


INVESTIGATORS IN OHIO HAVE A BIG MYSTERY ON THEIR HANDS-

AND IT ALL CENTERS AROUND A WOMAN WITH TIES TO FORT MYERS BEACH.

THIS IS A PICTURE OF JULIA WADSWORTH.

SHE LIVED IN FORT MYERS BEACH AS RECENTLY AS FEBRUARY.

ACCORDING TO OUR NEWS PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS.

WADSWORTH JUST APPEARED IN AN OHIO COURTROOM YESTERDAY LISTED AS JANE DOE.

CHARGED WITH HAVING A FAKE I-D CARD.

POLICE SAY SHE'S BURNED OFF HER FINGERPRINTS AND REFUSES TO TELL THEM ANYTHING ABOUT HERSELF.

NOW THEY'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHY SHE'S TRYING SO HARD TO HIDE HER IDENTITY. Return to index of stories...


TULSA OFFICERS ARRESTED-TRX-VO


TWO POLICE OFFICERS IN TULSA OKALAHOMA ARE BEHIND BARS- ACCUSED IN A DOUBLE SHOOTING.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHANNON KEPLER SHOT AND KILLED HIS DAUGHTERS BOYFRIEND LAST NIGHT.

THEN SHOT AT HIS DAUGHTER THREE TIMES- BUT MISSED.

HE'S TURNED HIMSELF INTO POLICE.

HIS WIFE, WHO'S ALSO AN OFFICER,

IS BEING CHARGED AS AN ACCESSORY TO MURDER. Return to index of stories...


TSA INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


THE T-S-A IS INVESTIGATING A SERIOUS SECURITY SNAFU AT AN AIRPORT IN CALIFORNIA.

ON MONDAY A 62-YEAR-OLD WOMAN BYPASSED SECURITY AND BOARDED A PLANE AT THE SAN JOSE AIRPORT.

SHE DIDN'T HAVE A TICKET OR A BOARDING PASS.

IT WASN'T UNTIL THE PLANE LANDED IN L-A THE CREW DID A HEAD COUNT AND REALIZED SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

SHE'S NOW FACINGTRESPASSING CHARGES

THIS IS THE SAME AIRPORT WHERE A TEENAGER MANAGED TO STOWAWAY IN THE WHEEL WELL OF A PLANE JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO. Return to index of stories...


NEW GOVT LEAKER-OTS-VO


THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SAYS THERE'S A NEW LEAKER EXPOSING NATIONAL SECURITY SECRETS.

A WEBSITE CALLED THE INTERCEPT IS REPORTING THAT HALF THE PEOPLE ON OUR TERRORIST WATCHLIST DON'T ACTUALLY HAVE TIES TO TERRORIST GROUPS.

OFFICIALS SAY IT'S NOT EDWARD SNOWDEN LEAKING THE NEW DOCUMENTS, SINCE THEY WERE CREATED AFTER THE FORMER NSA CONTRACTOR WENT ON THE RUN. Return to index of stories...


BERGDAHL MEETING WITH LEAD INVESTIGATOR-TRX-VOTOPS


NBC 2 HAS NEW PICTURES OF ARMY SERGEANT BOWE BERGHDAL IN TEXAS TODAY.

THIS WAS RIGHT BEFORE HE FINALLY MET WITH INVESTIGATORS-

LOOKING INTO WHY HE DISAPPEARED FROM HIS POST IN AFGHANISTAN IN 2009.

SOME OF HIS FELLOW SOLDIERS ACCUSE HIM OF DESERTING.

THE U.S. TRADED FIVE TALIBAN LEADERS TO GET BERGDAHL BACK. Return to index of stories...


GAZA CEASEFIRE-VOTOPS


SO FAR SO GOOD.

WE'RE NOW WELL INTO DAY TWO OF A THREE DAY CEASFIRE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS MILITANTS IN GAZA.

THERE'S BEEN NO BREACH OF THE CEASFIRE.

THE LAST ONE FAILED WITHIN HOURS AFTER THE START.

NEARLY 1,900 PALESTINIANS WERE KILLED IN THE FIGHTING, MOST OF THEM CIVILIANS. ISRAEL SAYS SOME HUDREDS OF PALESTINIAN MILITANTS WERE AMONG THE DEAD. Return to index of stories...


NETANYAHU SOUND-OTS-SOT OC


ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU IS ON THE OFFENSIVE-

DEFENDING HIS COUNTRY'S MILITARY ACTION IN GAZA.

IN AN UNPRECEDENTED MOVE, HE SPOKE ENGLISH FOR HIS ENTIRE NEWS CONFERENCE.

HE SAYS HAMAS NEEDS TO QUIT HIDING BEHIND CIVILIANS.

The people of Gaza are not our enemy. Our enemy is Hamas. Our enemy are the other terrorist organizations trying to kill our people.

NETANYAHU SAYS PEOPLE SHOULD BE SUPPORTING ISRAEL BECAUSE NO OTHER COUNTRY WOULD PUT UP WITH CONSTANT ROCKET ATTACKS. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIA SANCTIONS-OTS


RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN IS RETALIATING AGAINST COUNTRIES THAT HAVE IMPOSED SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA.

HE ORDERED HIS GOVERNMENT TO RESTRICT IMPORTS OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS FROM THE U-S AND OUR EUROPEAN ALLIES. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIA THREAT UKRAINE-SSTOPS-VO


ALSO TODAY-

DEFENSE SECRETARY CHUCK HAGEL SAID THERE'S A GROWING THREAT THAT RUSSIA WILL INVADE UKRAINE.

WE JUST GOT THIS NEW VIDEO FROM A RUSSIAN MEDIA BROADCAST.

IT'S FOOTAGE OF THEIR MILITARY EXERCISES TODAY.

THE MILITARY SAYS ITS FORCES WERE PRACTICING QUOTE "HUMANITARIAN" EXERCISES. Return to index of stories...


US GENERAL KILLED-VO


NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE AFGHAN SOLDIER THAT KILLED A UNITED STATES GENERAL.

WE NOW KNOW THE 20 YEAR OLD HID IN A BATHROOM BEFORE THE ATTACK.

WE ALSO HEARNED-

HE OPENED FIRE USING A NATO MACHINE GUN-

KILLING MAJOR GENERAL HAROLD GREENE AND WOUNDING OTHER TOP OFFICERS.

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HAWAII STORMS-EANIBOX


AS WE SPEAK-

PEOPLE IN HAWAII ARE PREPARING FOR AN UNPRECEDENTED WEATHER EVENT.

TWO HURRICANES ARE MOVING THEIR WAY.

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE-

PEOPLE ARE RUSHING TO STORES STOCKING UP ON SUPPLIES.

AT GAS STATIONS, CARS ARE LINED UP AROUND THE BLOCK.

SENIOR CHIEF METEROLOGIST ROBERT VAN WINKLE JOINS US NOW WITH THE DETAILS ON WHAT HAWAII CAN EXPECT.

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ROBERT 1ST BLOCK HIT-WX CENTER


ROBERT ON THE HAWAII STORMS

The onshore wind flow continues today and this could produce some early PM showers and storms in parts of the Urban Corridor.

Later this afternoon, most of the activity will be focused along and east of I-75.

Temperatures on Wednesday will be warmer and more seasonal than yesterday. Highs are likely to reach 93 at Fort Myers, 90 at Naples and 94 at Lehigh Acres.

The inland activity will slowly fade later this evening as temps fall into the 70s.

Late afternoon and early evening showers and storms are expected Thursday and Friday with highs topping out in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha has become post-tropical and has lost it's tropical characteristics.

The storm is in the open waters of the Atlantic near New England.

The last advisory from the National Hurricane Center has Bertha moving rapidly NE at 31 mph. Maximum sustained winds are down to 50 mph, and the movement of Bertha keeps it away from major land masses.

As the storm moves generally parallel with the eastern American coast it is expected to continue weakening as it advances into the northern Atlantic Ocean.

No other tropical cyclones are active in the Gulf, Caribbean or Atlantic. Return to index of stories...


FL BOY BIT BY SHARK-SOTVO


A NINE YEAR OLD IN FLORIDA SAYS HE SAW IT COMING-

BUT THERE WAS NOTING HE COULD DO TO KEEP A SHARK FROM ATTACKING HIM.

"I saw it go right to my leg and it bit my leg. When it put its mouth on my foot, It pulled me under the water."

"As soon as he went under, he came up, saying he had been bitten by a shark."

THE ATTACK HAPPENED ON SATURDAY NEAR PALM BAY FLORIDA ON THE EAST COAST.

DOCTORS SAY HIS ANKLE WAS BADLY SLICED AND BLEEDING- BUT HE SHOULD HAVE A FULL RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 5:30 CLIP-CLIP


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TEASE ONE-VOTOPS


YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS UNDER ATTACK LIKE NEVER BEFORE.

A GROUP OF RUSSIAN HACKERS JUST NABBED THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF USERNAMES AND PASSWORDS EVER.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NEXT AT 5:30.

PLUS-

A THIEF JUST SPENT OVER 20 MINUTES IN THE LARGEST CLOSET IN AMERICA.

WE'VE GOT THE VIDEO. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) STOLEN PASSWORDS-VO


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TZ1 B) MILLION DOLLAR CLOSET BURGLARY-VO


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STOLEN PASSWORDS-OTS


NBC2 IS LEARNING THAT A RUSSIAN CRIME RING STOLE MORE THAN A BILLION USER NAMES AND PASSWORDS.

STEVE HANDELSMAN TALKED TO EXPERTS ABOUT HOW YOU SHOULD RESPOND. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN PASSWORDS-PKG


THE HACKERS GRABBED 4.5 BILLION USERNAMES AND PASSWORDS. WEEDED OUT DUPLICATES. AND HAVE 1.2 BILLION.

AT THE BIG BEAR CAFE IN D-C TODAY WEB USERS FEAR THE BAD GUYS HAVE THEIR INFO.

sot: Beth Solomon, financial services policy consultant:13-:18

"I work in financial services and it's a nightmare what's going on"

THE BREACH WAS REVEALED BY HOLD SECURITY THAT SAYS.

THE HACKERS. FROM RUSSIA.

PUSHED SPYING PROGRAMS TO P-C'S WORLDWIDE.

SO.WHEN USERS LOGGED ONTO SITES

THE HACKERS GOT SENT THEIR PASSWORDS

JEREMY BEAL'S PAYPAL GOT HIT

sot: Jeremy Beal, got hacked and ripped off:32-:38

"my entire account was wiped out, about a thousand dollars. you got hacked. my password was stolen"

cut

"so you learned your lesson? you change your passwords all the time? no i still don't change them all the time"

MOST PEOPLE DON'T. AND, EXPERTS SAY, MANUALLY CHANGING PASSWORDS MIGHT NOT WORK ANYMORE.

Sot: Larry Clinton, President, Internet Security Alliance:49-:52

"we're you know like amateurs playing against the NFL here"

WEB SECURITY EXPERT LARRY CLINTON SAYS

HACKERS ALSO USE AUTOMATIC PROGRAMS TO GET LOGON INFO

Sot: Larry Clinton, President, Internet Security Alliance 1:00-1:10

"so even if you have a very complicated password, theyre gonna run thru a billion variation and eventually they'll trip upon it. you need to combat this with an equally automated system of defense."

LIKE. LASTPASS, KEEPASS, DASHLANE. AND OTHERS THAT CAN GENERATE AND STORE COMPLEX PASSWORDS. DAILY IF YOU LIKE. YOU LOG IN THRU THEM.

TO STAY SAFER FROM THE SUPER HACKERS.BUT STILL NOT IMMUNE.

In Washington, Steve Handelsman, NBC News. Return to index of stories...


MILLION DOLLAR CLOSET BURGLARY-VO


THE LARGEST CLOSET IN AMERICA HAS BEEN ROBBED OF A MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF JEWELRY AND HANDBAGS-

AND NOW, WE'VE GOT THE VIDEO.

JUST TAKE A LOOK.

THIS CLOSET IS THREE STORIES TALL!

IT'S OWNED BY FORMER MISS TEXAS THERESA ROEMER.

THE BOLD BURGLAR SPENT OVER 20 MINUTES TAKING STUFF OUT AND COMING BACK FOR MORE.

DETECTIVES ADMIT THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO IS GRAINY-

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TEASE TWO-VOTOPS


THE BATTLE AGAINST MOSQUITOS KICKED INTO HIGH GEAR THIS WEEK AFTER RECORD RAINS.

NEXT AT 5:30.WE PINPOINT WHICH COMMUNITIES ARE SEEING THE HIGHEST NUMBERS.

PLUS-

I didn't make this kid pass out on my floor. People wanted to be here.

IT'S ONE WILD STORY ALL TOLD BY A GUY WEARING A FORT MYERS BEACH SHIRT.

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TZ2 A) MOSQUITO CONTROL-VO


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TZ2 B) MASSIVE RAVE WORTH IT-SOTVO


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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.

TRACKING DRIER AIR AHEAD

It was a fairly quiet Wednesday across Southwest Florida, with scattered showers and storms mainly east of I-75. We'll see the storms diminish inland this evening, with temps falling into the 80s. We'll see quiet conditions overnight, with lows in the upper 70s.

The onshore flow now looks to continue Thursday. However, the likelihood of AM showers is very low. The better chance for rain will be in the PM hours, especially along and east of I-75. Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s.

Drier air does start entering the area on Friday. This will reduce the chance of PM scattered storms, but not completely end the threat. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

Even more dry air works in for the weekend. Right now, Saturday looks slightly wetter than Sunday but the majority of both weekend days are expected to be dry. The best chance for storms each day will be in the afternoon and early evening hours. Highs will be in the low to mid 90s.

Next week looks fairly quiet as the dry air remains in place. Just a few widely scattered storms are expected each afternoon, with highs in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha became post-tropical Wednesday morning, ending it's run as the second named storm in the Atlantic basin.

Bertha is east of New England and is moving rapidly to the northeast at 31 mph. It will stay in the open waters of the Atlantic over the next few days.

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


MOSQUITO CONTROL-trx VO in TC MON


MOSQUITOS ARE BACK WITH A VENGEANCE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

AFTER RECORD-BREAKING RAIN -- THE NUMBER OF THOSE ANNOYING INSECTS HAS NEARLY QUADRUPLED IN SOME PLACES.

THOUSANDS ARE SWARMINGIN SOME COMMUNITIES.

NBC2'S BRYAN ANDERSON SHOWS US WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE DOING TO KEEP YOU SAFE. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO CONTROL-PKG


NAT POP- CHOPPER

FROM THE AIR.

AND ON THE GROUND.

THE MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT IS MAKING NOISE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

TRYING TO GET A HANDLE ON AN EXPLOSION OF THOSE PESKY BLOOD-SUCKERS.

STANDUP

01:09:54-:04

In this pan you're looking at a couple hundred thousand mosquitoes caught Tuesday in Collier County in just 8 traps. That's out of 50 traps set throughout the county this week.

Debbie Wojcik, Naples resident

01:14:52-:55

Oh that's scary. You're giving my goosebumps just thinking about it.

YOU CAN BLAME MONDAY'S HISTORIC FLASH FLOODING.

IN A MATTER OF HOURS, SO MUCH RAIN FELL, SOME ROADS TURNED INTO DEATH TRAPS FOR CARS.

NOW PUDDLES ARE THE PROBLEM.

MOSQUITO CONTROL SAYS THERE'S STANDING WATER EVERYWHERE.

Jim Stark, Collier Co. Mosquito Control Exec. Dir.

01:01:54-:59

Today we treated hundreds of acres of wetlands that mosquitoes are developing in

MOSQUITO CONTROL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JIM STARK SAYS THIS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE TRAP.

IT EMITS CO2 TO IMMITATE WHAT WE EXHALE.

JIM

55:53-:55

Basically fools mosquitos into thinking there's someone standing there all night.

THE DISTRICT USES THREE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TRAPS.

ONCE THEY'RE CAUGHT.

THEY COUNT THEM.

SO IF A MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESS POPS UP.

THEY KNOW WHICH SPECIES IS AFFECTED.

AND HOW FAST THAT DISEASE COULD SPREAD.

Judith De Maleissye-Melun, Naples resident

01:15:55-:58

I live on a canal, but I haven't had that problem yet.

Debbie Wojcik, Naples resident

01:15:04-:07

I haven't had to deal with it at this point until maybe now.

SHE'S RIGHT.

MOSQUITO CONTROL SAYS IT'S NOT A MATTER OF IF.BUT WHEN.AND UNTIL SIGHTS LIKE THESE DRY UP.

IN COLLIER COUNTY, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO CONTROL-OC


WE ALSO CHECKED WITH MOSQUITO CONTROL IN LEE COUNTY COUNTY.

THEY SAY MOSQUITOS WORSE THAN LAST YEAR IN LEHIGH ACRES, GATEWAY AND ALL AREAS EAST OF I-75

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KID KEPT IN CAGE-VO


IT'S ENOUGH TO MAKE MOST PARENTS SICK.

A WYOMING MOTHER IS BEHIND BARS-

ACCUSED OF KEEPING HER 7-YEAR-OLD CHILD LOCKED INSIDE A CAGE.

IT HAPPENED HERE ON THIS RURAL PROPERTY.

AN ARREST AFFIDAVIT SAYS THE MOTHER AND A MAN SHE LIVED WITH -

FORCED THE CHILD TO STAY IN A 6 BY 6 FOOT CAGE - ON AND OFF FOR THREE WEEKS.

THE CHILD WAS HOSED DOWN IN THE CAGE BY THE BOYFRIEND- AND EVEN FORCED TO STAY OUT IN THE RAIN.

THE MOTHER AND HER BOYFRIEND FACE SEVERAL FELONY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


MAN TRAPPED ON TRAIN PLATFORM-VO


AN AMAZING RESCUE TODAY IN AUSTRALIA ON A TRAIN PLATFORM-

AND IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

YOU CAN SEE THE MAN IN THE WHITE CIRCLE FALLS IN THE GAP BETWEEN A TRAIN AND THE PLATFORM.

HE'S STUCK AND HE CAN'T GET OUT.

IMMEDIATLY DOZENS OF PEOPLE COME TO HIS AID PUSHING ON THE TRAIN TO FREE HIM.

HE ESCAPED WITHOUT INJURY AND CAUGHT THE NEXT TRAIN OUT. Return to index of stories...


FLOODED CAR RESCUE-TRX-NATSVO TOPS


Watch out. get out. get out.

CHECK OUT THIS RESCUE NEAR LAS VEGAS ON MONDAY.

HEAVY RAIN CAUSED THIS FLOODING-

SWEEPING AWAY A CAR WITH AN ELDERLY COUPLE INSIDE.

THAT'S WHEN A TRIO OF AIRMEN CAME ACROSS THE EMERGENCY-

THEY JUMPED INTO THE FLOOD WATERS AND PULLED THE COUPLE OUT OF THE CAR.

THANKS TO THEIR ACTIONS-

THE COUPLE ESCAPED THE FLOODING UN-INJURED. Return to index of stories...


MASSIVE RAVE WORTH IT-SOTVO


A MICHIGAN MAN WEARING A FORT MYERS BEACH SHIRT IS FACING ALL SORTS OF CHARGES AFTER THROWING A MASSIVE PARTY-

WITH KIDS AS YOUNG AS 14 DRINKING ALCOHOL.

"People could of been laying out in my yard dead this morning. I'm glad the police were here and the ambulances."

THAT'S 20-YEAR-OLD JAMES TAYLOR.

HIS PARTY INCLUDED ROUGHLY 2 THOUSAND PEOPLE-

TWO DJ`S, A FIRE THROWER, AND STRIPPERS.

HE SAYS HE SUCCESSFULLY THREW THE LARGEST PARTY EVER TO HIT WEST MICHIGAN. Return to index of stories...


MASSIVE RAVE WORTH IT-SOTVO


"I didn't force anything down anyone's throat. I didn't make anyone stay here until 7am or 11 or whenever it is that everyone finally left. I didn't make this kid pass out on my floor. People wanted to be here. That was their decision."

HE SAYS SOME PEOPLE DROVE ALL THE WAY FROM TAMPA.

HE THREW THE PARTY TO CELEBRATE A HIGH SCHOOL FRIEND'S BIRTHDAY AND TO SAY GOODBYE TO HIS FRIENDS AS HE'S MOVING TO CALIFORNIA. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


A LEE COUNTY WOMAN IS IN HOT WATER FOR CALLING 9-1-1.

07;09;32-39 "I apologize, but I needed ya'll here quicker

NEXT AT 5:30-

WHAT SHE TOLD POLICE SO THAT THEY WOULD RESPOND TO HER CALL QUICKER.

AND ALL NEW AT SIX--

ANOTHER TARGET IN A GAMBLING CRACKDOWN.

STATE OFFICIALS RAIDED A SECOND BUSINESS IN A WEEK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) 911 MISUSE-SOTVO


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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A) GAMBLING ARREST IN LEE CO-VOTOPS


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VETERAN GRANTS-OTS


HELP IS ON THE WAY FOR FEMALE VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

MORE THAN 9 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN GRANT MONEY IS BEEN AWARDED TO THE JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICE OF THE SUNCOAST IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

NBC2'S CHRIS GILMORE SPOKE TO VETERANS WHO WILL BENEFIT. Return to index of stories...


VETERAN GRANTS-PKG


AIR FORCE RESERVE STAFF SGT KATIE SCOTT KNOWS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO JUGGLE MULTIPLE ROLES.

SHE'S A SINGLE MOM TO TWO LITTLE GIRLS.

AND ONE OF THE MORE THAN 19 THOUSAND VETERANS LIVING IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

"When you're in that role you have to have support or be able to balance it really well or it gets difficult."

A LOCAL GRANT CALLED ATHENA'S GIVING CIRCLE IS NOW HERE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY TO MAKE THE BALANCING ACT A LITTLE EASIER.

IT'S WORTH NINE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS AND WILL HELP VETERAN MOTHERS WITH WORK READINESS, BACK TO SCHOOL ASSISTANCE, AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS.

"It is a struggle definitely trying to find employment and preparing your children for school with all the additional stressors that come on to your life when you are trying to pay your bills."

THE MONEY WILL BE AWARDED TO WOMEN THROUGHOUT CHARLOTTE MANATEE SARASOTA AND DESOTO COUNTIES.

ONE OF SCOTT'S CHILDREN IS ENTERING MIDDLE SCHOOL THIS YEAR.

A BIG ACCOMPLISHMENT WITH A BIG SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST TO MATCH.

SCOTT SAYS THE MONEY WILL HELP A LOT.

"It's money that I can spend to pay a bill that instead I was gonna have to spend on school supplies or to buy some extra food or things like that."

THE JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICE OF THE SUNCOAST HAS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH TO USE THE MONEY.

REPORTING IN CHARCO CHRIS GILMORE NBC2 Return to index of stories...


911 MISUSE-OTS-SOT-OTS


IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN AND AGAIN-

IN FACT IT'S BEING REPORTED TWICE IN 24 HOURS-

PEOPLE ARRESTED FOR MISUSING 911 IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NOW ONE OF THE CALLERS IS SPEAKING WITH NBC'2.

07;09;25-32 'I go to jail, I said 'what am I arrested for' , it's not funny. He said, 'for misuse of 911."

NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH BREAKS DOWN THE DRAIN ON RESOURCES-

AND UNCOVERS THIS ISN'T A NEW PROBLEM FOR POLICE AND DISPATCHERS. Return to index of stories...


911 MISUSE-PKG


THEY HAPPEN NEARLY EVERY DAY --

PEOPLE DIALING 911 ON MISTAKE, OR IN SOME CASES -- WHEN THERE'S NO EMERGENCY AT ALL --

"When I called 911 she was really rude."

ON TUESDAY, SABRINA COBBS WAS ARRESTED FOR OUTRIGHT LYING IN A 911 CALL.

INITIALLY CALLING DISPATCHERS TO HAVE POLICE HELP HER GET PROPERTY FROM A FRIEND'S HOUSE.

DISPATCH TOLD HER TO CALL THE NON-EMERGENCY LINE AND HUNG UP --

"So I called 911 again, and it's the same lady, so I said someone is shooting at me and I'm going to shoot back."

"I apologized, but I needed to get yall here quicker, but I didn't need to go to jail for that."

THAT SAME DAY -- IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY -- THIS MAN, JOSUE JACOB -- WAS ARRESTED FOR CALLING 911 WHEN HE WAS ALREADY PULLED OVER FOR HAVING A HEADLIGHT OUT --

DEPUTIES SAY HE WAS UPSET -- AND STARTED YELLING AT THE DEPUTY AND DISPATCHERS.

SIMILAR TO THE CALL THIS MAN MADE IN COLLIER COUNTY EARLIER THIS WEEK,

"Are the deputies still there with you?

yes.

Ok, the deputy's there with you. Does he know you're on the line with 911?"

DISPATCHERS SAY THEY GET HUNDREDS OF NON-EMERGENCY CALLS EVERY MONTH --

SO FAR THIS YEAR IN CAPE CORAL --

"We are over a thousand."

THAT'S CAPE CORAL DISPATCH COMMANDER KRISTIE VANHOUTEN. SHE SAYS OF THOSE -- ABOUT 20 A MONTH ARE HOAX CALLS AND PRANKS.

TAKING UP LINES FOR PEOPLE WHO MAY NEED REAL HELP -- AND SENDING POLICE ON CALLS WHEN THERE COULD BE ANOTHER EMERGENCY --

"It's just an ongoing problem."

IN CAPE CORAL, CF, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


NEXT AT SIX, I TALK TO THE TEEN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

DOCTORS THOUGHT ZAC LATAWIEC WOULD HAVE SEVERE BRAIN DAMAGE.SEE FOR YOURSELF HOW FAR HE'S COME IN JUST A COUPLE WEEKS.

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE DEADLY SHOOTING THAT KILLED A NAPLES POLICE OFFICER, WE ARE SEEING THE OTHER OFFICER INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...