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DIRECTORS PAGE HPV VACCINE-VO, CG
HLA) ZAC LATAWIEC-trx SOTVOTOPS TEASE ONE-2SHOT
HLB) AMY YOUNG COURT-trx VOTOPS TZ1 A) MOSQUITO CONTROL-VO-WIPE
HLC) MOSQUITO CONTROL-trx VOTOPS TZ1 B) FMB SILVER MAN STANDUP-SOT
5PM SHOW OPEN-CLIP TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
TOSS TO SOPHIE-VOTOPS, SS, OC, E-AniBX MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
AMY YOUNG COURT-REM-LIVE ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
AMY YOUNG COURT-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
AMY YOUNG COURT-REM-LIVE FMB SILVER MAN-2SHOT
TOSS TO STACEY-trx SOTVO in PLASMA FMB SILVER MAN-BNR-PKG
ZAC LATAWIEC INTERVIEW-TC MON FL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-VO-WIPE
ZAC LATAWIEC INTERVIEW-PKG FL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-SOTVO-BNR
ZAC LATAWIEC INTERVIEW-TC MON TEASE TWO-1SHOT
PETER ZAC TAG-OC TZ2 A) MOSQUITO CONTROL-VO
TOSS TO CHRISTY-SS-FLYOUT TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TZ DEADLY INFECTIOUS DISEASE-VOTOP
DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM-LIVE MOSQUITO CONTROL-trx VO in TC MON
DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO-WIPE MOSQUITO CONTROL-PKG
DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO MOSQUITO CONTROL-OC
DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM-LIVE LIGHTNING DETECTOR COMPLAINTS-SOTTOPS-VO IN PLASMA
I75 BODY FOUND LATEST-trx VOTOPS LIGHTNING DETECTOR COMPLAINTS-U-23
NAPLES CAR INTO POND-SS VO LIGHTNING DETECTOR COMPLAINTS-BNR-PKG
BANK ROBBER ARREST-trx SS LIGHTNING DETECTOR COMPLAINTS-REM-LIVE
MAN ROBBED WALKING DOG-SS, OC RED TIDE BLOOM LATEST-trx O-AniBX, VO
SGT WILSON TRIBUTE-VO, SS NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
BONITA WEEKS FISH CAMP-VO A) GOV. SCOTT SECRET TRIP-VO-WIPE
FL ACA RATES-VO B) 911 MISUSE-SOTVO


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HLA) ZAC LATAWIEC-trx SOTVOTOPS


8:31-

"It was hard for me to walk for a while, but then I just got up."

FOR THE FIRST TIME --

WE HEAR FROM THE TEEN WHO NEARLY DIED -- AFTER BEING HIT BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH. Return to index of stories...


HLB) AMY YOUNG COURT-trx VOTOPS


THE NAPLES POLICE OFFICER SHOT IN THE FACE DURING A DOMESTIC DISPUTE GOES TO COURT.

YOU WILL HEAR WHY THE EX-WIFE OF THE OFFICER KILLED SAYS SHE NEEDS TO PROTECT HER FAMILY FROM SERGEANT AMY YOUNG. Return to index of stories...


HLC) MOSQUITO CONTROL-trx VOTOPS


PLUS --

BREAK OUT THE BUG SPRAY!

AFTER THIS WEEK'S RECORD-BREAKING RAIN IN COLLIER COUNTY -- THE MOSQUITOES ARE OUT IN FULL FORCE. Return to index of stories...


5PM SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO SOPHIE-VOTOPS, SS, OC, E-AniBX


FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE SHOOTING --WE'RE SEEING THE NAPLES POLICE OFFICER INJURED IN A DOMESTIC DISPUTE.

SERGEANT AMY YOUNG WAS IN COURT -- AS HER BOYFRIENDS EX-WIFE ASKED FOR A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST HER.

LUIS MONROIG DIED IN THE SHOOTING AT THE COUPLE'S ESTERO HOME.

DEPUTIES HAVE NOT SAID WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER.

TODAY -- A JUDGE DENIED THE REQUEST FOR A RESTRAINING ORDER.

NBC-2'S SOPHIE NIELSEN-KOLDING WAS IN COURT FOR THE DECISION. Return to index of stories...


AMY YOUNG COURT-REM-LIVE


NINA- DIAZ MONROIG FILED THIS PETITION AT THE END OF LAST MONTH -- ASKING A JUDGE TO HELP KEEP AMY YOUNG AWAY FROM HER AND HER THREE KIDS. Return to index of stories...


AMY YOUNG COURT-PKG


AS AMY YOUNG ENTERED THE COURTROOM- HER SCARS TOLD THE STORY OF THE JULY NIGHT THAT LEFT HER WITH A GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE FACE- AND LEFT HER BOYFRIEND, OFFICER LUIS MONROIG. DEAD.

NDM- she could possibly have done it!

MONROIG'S EX WIFE SAYS SHE AND HER KIDS ARE AFRAID OF YOUNG AND WHAT SHE MIGHT DO.

NDM I don't know her state of mind. I havent been given any information by the Lee County Department to feel where I am secure that my children are going to be safe. 12

DIAZ-MONROIG SAYS YOUNG HAS ABUSED HER POWER IN THE PAST- CITING AN INCIDENT THAT HAPPENED NINE MONTHS AGO.

NDM- she has interrogated my eight year old saying that he better tell her what I said of him, because she's a cop and you don't lie to the cops. 12

DD: there's no testimony that the children are in fear of imminent danger, 4

AS YOUNG SAT STONE FACED- HER LAWYER DONALD DAY ARGUED THAT DIAZ-MONGROIG HAD NO EVIDENCE BACKING HER UP.

DD: Simply saying i'm afraid is not enough there must be some sufficient factual basis for the court to conclude. 8

DIAZ-MONROIG SAYS HER FEARS ARE LEGITIMATE- THAT'S WHY SHE TOOK MATTERS INTO HER OWN HANDS.

NDM - They both knew my kids were there, neither one of them took the precaution to protect my kids, and as a mother that is my job. 9

BUT THE JUDGE ULTIMATELY DISMISSED HER PETITION- SAYING THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE.

Judge: The court can't speculate as to what the children might have said.

4

SNK: NINA, how do you feel things went today? 3

BUT DIAZ- MONROIG LEFT THE COURTHOUSE WITHOUT GIVING ANY COMMENT.

The court can't speculate as to what the children might have said. Return to index of stories...


AMY YOUNG COURT-REM-LIVE


THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE IS INVESTIGATING THE SHOOTING.

WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER THAT NIGHT.

THEY TELL US IT COULD STILL BE A WHILE BEFORE THAT CASE WRAPS UP.

REPORTING AT THE COLLIER COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SNK, NBC2 Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO STACEY-trx SOTVO in PLASMA


7:10-7:16

Zac: "I just remember going to the beach and getting there, that's all."

SOME SAY IT'S A MIRACLE!

TODAY -- THE TEENAGER STRUCK BY LIGHTNING TWO WEEKS AGO ON FORT MYERS BEACH TALKED TO NBC 2.

DAYS AFTER THE STRIKE --

DOCTORS THOUGHT 14-YEAR OLD ZAC LATAWIEC WAS BRAIN DEAD.

NOW -- HE'S TALKING AND WALKING.

NBC2'S STACEY DEFFENBAUGH WAS THERE TODAY AS HE SHARED HIS STORY.

STACEY, I WAS THERE TOO.IT WAS A GOOSEBUMP MOMENT. Return to index of stories...


ZAC LATAWIEC INTERVIEW-TC MON


PETER -- IT WAS AN INCREBILE SIGHT TO SEE ZAC WALKING DOWN THE HALL TODAY.

HE WAS GREETED BY APPAULSE AND CHEERS BY PEOPLE THERE TO SUPPORT THE TEENAGEER WHO HAS COME SO FAR. Return to index of stories...


ZAC LATAWIEC INTERVIEW-PKG


"It was hard for me to walk for a while, but then I just got up and starting walking."

HIS MOM CALLS IT A MIRACLE. JUST 15 DAYS AGO, SHE WAS TOLD HER SON WAS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND LIKELY HAD PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE.

TODAY. SHE'S WALKING DOWN THE HALL WITH HIM, WITH A NEW LEASE ON LIFE.

Danita Lovins: "i had doubt, so much doubt but than it kept getting better, better and better, and now its what are we 15 days later, never thought, but he did it, he's stronger, he's a fighter."

ON JULY 22ND, ZAC WAS WALKING ON FORT MYERS BEACH WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND AND A FAMILY FRIEND, WHEN THEY WERE ALL STRUCK BY LIGHTING.

HE AND CHELSEA GILL SURVIVED.

THEIR FRIEND, 41-YEAR OLD SCOTT WILCOX DIED INSTANTLY.

PARAMEDICS WORKED FRANCITALLY TO SAVE ZAC. HE DOESN'T REMEMBER THAT DAY, BUT SAYS HE'S SEEN THE VIDEO AND HIS MOM TOLD HIM WHAT HAPPENED.

TODAY HE TOLD US ABOUT HIS 1ST THOUGHTS WHEN HE OPENED HIS EYES.

Zac Lataweic: "i just felt scared for my mom, and nervous for everybody back at home. "

ZAC IS ANXIOUS TO START HIGH SCHOOL AND RETURN TO EVERYDAY NORMAL TEEN LIFE.

Zac Lataweic: "going over to her house, fishing, walking around town, laying in bed watching movies. "

HIS MOM IS GRATEFUL TO THE DOCTORS, NURSES AND THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY FOR THEIR HELP AND SUPPORT,

"you can't even express how thankful you are. "

AND SAYS THEY WILL TAKE THINGS ONE DAY AT TIME WHEN HER SON HEADS HOME. Return to index of stories...


ZAC LATAWIEC INTERVIEW-TC MON


ZAC SAYS HE WANTS TO START SCHOOL ON AUGUST 18TH WITH HIS FRIENDS --

BUT MOM SAYS WE'LL SEE ABOUT THAT.

SHE WANTS HER SON TO BE ABLE TO WALK WITHOUT HELP AND FEEL CO MFORTABLE. Return to index of stories...


PETER ZAC TAG-OC


THANKS STACEY.

COMING UP TONIGHT AT 6 --

I TALK TO ZAC'S DOCTORS ABOUT HIS AMAZING RECOVERY --

AND HOW HE'S COME SO FAR SO FAST. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHRISTY-SS-FLYOUT


FORT MYERS POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AFTER A BODY WAS FOUND ALONG A FENCE OUTSIDE A BUSINESS.

A MAN WAS LYING IN SOME TALL GRASS ALONG BRAMAN AVENUE -- JUST WEST OF METRO PARKWAY.--

INVESTIGATORS COMBED THE AREA FOR HOURS LOOKING FOR CLUES

.

NBC 2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS IS THERE LIVE WITH NEW INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT THEY FOUND? Return to index of stories...


DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM-LIVE


THE CRIME SCENE TAPE IS NOW DOWN -- BUT STILL A LOT OF QUESTIONS IN THIS INVESTIGATION.

POLICE SAY SOMEONE FROM A NEARBY BUSINESS FOUND THE BODY LYING IN THESE BUSHES -- JUST OFF THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. Return to index of stories...


DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO-WIPE


THIS ALL HAPPENED AROUND 11:30 THIS MORNING.

INVESTIGATORS WITH THE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICER WERE COMBING THROUGH THAT BRUSH -- TAKING PICTURES AND NOTES.

WE TALKED TO ONE WOMAN WHO OWNS A BUSINESS ON THIS ROAD.

SHE SAYS SHE WENT ON A WALK PAST THIS AREA THIS MORNING -- JUST BEFORE THE BODY WAS FOUND. Return to index of stories...


DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


Lori Prol

Owner, Flamingo Auto Sales

07:36-07:46

I didn't realize that this area would have something like that. It makes you think twice before you go on a lonely road again.

WE'RE TOLD THIS IS A QUIET, INDUSTRIAL AREA -- NOT A TYPICAL PLACE FOR A CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM-LIVE


INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHO THE PERSON IS-- AND THE CAUSE OF DEATH.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS, CA NBC2. Return to index of stories...


I75 BODY FOUND LATEST-trx VOTOPS


RIGHT NOW -- INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO IDENTIFY A BODY FOUND ALONG INTERSTATE-75 IN LEE COUNTY.

CREWS CUTTING THE GRASS FOUND THE BODY YESTERDAY -- JUST 100 FEET OFF THE ROAD -- NEAR THE COLONIAL BOULEVARD EXIT.

DEPUTIES SPENT MOST OF THE DAY SEARCHING THE AREA FOR CLUES.

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY FOUND. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES CAR INTO POND-SS VO


DEPUTIES THINK SPEED IS TO BLAME FOR A CRASH IN EAST NAPLES -- WHERE A CAR ENDED UP IN A POND AND THE DRIVER DROWNED.

IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 9-30 LAST NIGHT NEAR POLLY AVENUE AND SUNSET BOULEVARD.

DEPUTIES SAY THE DRIVER -- 44-YEAR OLD YVON JEAN BAPTISTE -- WAS UNDERWATER FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES BEFORE DIVERS REACHED HIM. Return to index of stories...


BANK ROBBER ARREST-trx SS


POLICE SAY THEY'VE CRACKED THE CASE. ARRESTING A NAPLES MAN FOR A PUNTA GORDA BANK ROBBERY.

INVESTIGATORS TELL NBC 2 JOHN HALDEMANN HELD-UP THE BANK OF AMERICA ON MADRID AVENUE IN LATE JULY. --

NBC 2 HAS LEARNED POLICE THINK HE'S CONNECTED TO ANOTHER BANK ROBBERY IN NAPLES.

POLICE TRACKED DOWN HALDEMANN -- AFTER A WITNESS GOT A PARTIAL LICENSE PLATE NUMBER. Return to index of stories...


MAN ROBBED WALKING DOG-SS, OC


A NORTH FORT MYERS MAN SAYS HE WAS ROBBED AT GUNPOINT WHILE WALKING HIS DOG.

THE MAN TOLD DEPUTIES HE WAS OUTSIDE HIS APARTMENT EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING -- NEAR ORANGE GROVE BOULEVARD AND HANCOCK BRIDGE PARKWAY --

WHEN A MASKED MAN HELD A GUN TO HIS HEAD AND ORDERED HIM TO HIS KNEES.

THE THIEF GOT AWAY WITH THE MAN'S WALLET, CELL PHONE AND SOME JEWELRY.

K-9 UNITS SEARCH THE AREA --

BUT DIDN'T FIND ANYTHING. Return to index of stories...


SGT WILSON TRIBUTE-VO, SS


A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO FALLEN CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTY MICHAEL WILSON HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED.

SERGEANT WILSON WAS SHOT AND KILLED A YEAR AGO YESTERDAY WHILE RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALL.

THE CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS PLANNED TO RETIRE HIS BADGE NUMBER AT MONDAY'S BASEBALL GAME --

BUT IT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN.

THE TRIBUTE IS NOW SET FOR AUGUST 13TH -- ONE WEEK FROM TODAY.

IF YOU HAD TICKETS TO MONDAY'S GAME --

THEY'LL BE HONORED ON THE 13TH. Return to index of stories...


BONITA WEEKS FISH CAMP-VO


TONIGHT -- THE BONITA SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL IS SET TO WEIGH-IN ON PLANS TO REVITALIZE A HISTORIC MARINA.

WE FIRST TOLD YOU LAST MONTH -- SUGAR MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT WANTS TO INVEST MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO THE OLD WEEKS FISH CAMP NEXT TO THE HYATT COCONUT POINT RESORT.

BACK IN THE 19-40'S -- IT WAS A HOT SPOT FOR FISHERMEN AND BOATERS.

NOW -- THE DEVELOPER WANTS TO ADD NEW BOAT SLIPS, BOAT STORAGE AND A 20-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT RESTAURANT. Return to index of stories...


FL ACA RATES-VO


IF YOU BOUGHT HEALTH INSURANCE THROUGH THE NEW FEDERAL WEBSITE -- YOUR PREMIUM IS LIKELY GOING TO SPIKE NEXT YEAR.

THE FLORIDA OFFICE OF INSURANCE REGULATIONS ANNOUNCED MOST FLORIDIANS FACE A 13-PERCENT INCREASE IN THEIR MONTHLY PREMIUMS.

SMALL AND LARGE GROUP HEALTH PLANS -- TYPICALLY OFFERED BY EMPLOYERS -- WERE NOT INCLUDED IN THE STATE REPORT. Return to index of stories...


HPV VACCINE-VO, CG


THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS URGING 7TH GRADERS TO GET THE CONTROVERSIAL H-P-V VACCINE --

BEFORE THEY HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL.

H-P-V IS THE MOST COMMON SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE IN THE UNITED STATES --

AND INFECTIONS CAN CAUSE CANCER AND GENITAL WARTS.

THE VACCINE PROTECTS BOTH GIRLS AND BOYS --

BUT SOME CRITICS ARGUE IT PROMOTES SEX TO YOUNG TEENS.

VACCINES FOR CHILDREN 18 AND UNDER ARE FREE AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT -- AND ARE AVAILABLE ON A WALK-IN BASIS.

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


FIRST WE GOT THE RAIN -- NOW COME THE MOSQUITOS.

NBC 2 CHECKS IN WITH MOSQUITO CONTROL AFTER RECORD BREAKING RAIN IN COLLIER COUNTY.

WE FIND OUT WHAT AREAS ARE SEEING BIG INCREASES IN THE DISEASE CARRYING INSECTS.

PLUS --

"I'm Chad Oliver on Fort Myers Beach. The Silver Guy has become a popular feature on Times Square. I get the inside story on why he's here." Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) MOSQUITO CONTROL-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) FMB SILVER MAN STANDUP-SOT


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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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.

ACKING 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...


FMB SILVER MAN-2SHOT


A LEE COUNTY MAN IS PUTTING A FRESH FACE ON WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR.

THE HOURS ARE SPORADIC AND THE UNIFORM IS ANYTHING BUT IDEAL.

BUT HE'S MAKING SOME MEMORABLE MOMENTS ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

NBC-2'S CHAD OLIVER HAS THE STORY OF AN ​UN​USUAL WAY TO MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE.

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FMB SILVER MAN-BNR-PKG


This is how I get ready for work, right here everyday.

THE HARDEST PART OF NOAH PRETCHEL'S DAY IS GETTING *READY* FOR WORK.

This is it.

WITH THE CARE OF A CHEMIST.

Exactly three grams is what I shoot for.

THIS 20-YEAR OLD GOES GRAY.

Alright now the fun part.

MAKE THAT *SILVER.*

It's going to get very silver in here in a second.

My name is Cindy Pretchel and I am the Silver guy's mom.

A FAMILY COMFORTABLE IN ​ITS OWN SKIN.

He's never a fit inside other people's box.

I've been doing this now for almost two years.

I think that's a great thing because I don't fit in other people's

boxes either.

EVENTUALLY NOAH WANTS TO BECOME A YOUTH PASTOR.

He's a people person.

IN THE MEANTIME HE'S FOUND ANOTHER WAY TO LEAVE A MARK.

Yeah it's not. it's yeah. it's everywhere.

IT'S MIND OVER MAKE-UP.

Ugh, I hate putting on make-up and then have to drive thirty minutes to work

or wherever i'm going.

Alright I think we're there.

IN NOAH'S LINE OF WORK,

*REACTIONS* PAY THE BILLS.

Best reaction but they don't give any money.

EVERY PERFORMER.

I've had these shoes since middle school.

NEEDS PROPS.

Wore them to prom and then painted them silver.

NOAH'S SHOW BEGINS BEFORE HE EVEN STARTS.

I probably get my best tips from people watching me. 'I watched you

get dressed - here's $5."

He caught her attention for sure.

It's his personality.

He's perfectly still isn't he.

NOAH'S STAGE IS FORT MYERS BEACH.

Times Square.

He's like super still. UNTIL He doesn't move.

HE DOES MOVE.

AFTER THE SCREAMS

Ay!

oh my god

COME THE SMILES.

Oh I want to get a picture.

Most people walk by and can't take their eyes off the silver guy.

Look closely though and you'll see why he's crazy enough to be out

here.

Yeah yeah, he's a little crazy but he's crazy in love I guess.

ALEXA WOODS IS PROOF MERMAIDS AREN'T ONLY IN DREAMS.

I'm here i'm real!

SHE TOO USED PERFORM HERE.

I would sit right over there.

I still have three tails actually.

NOW ALEXA'S KNOWN AS THE SILVER GUY'S *FIANCE.*

THERE'S ONE THING ABOUT HIM YOU WON'T SEE BY STARING ​ THOUGH​.

How much he's overcome to do this.

COLLAPSED ARCHES BOUND NOAH TO A WHEELCHAIR AT AGE 12.

The side of his foot he was literally, almost walking - it looked like he could break his ankles.

SUCCESSFUL SURGERY MA​DE IT POSSIBLE FOR HIM TO MAKE A LIVING ON HIS FEET.

It really is just a good show of how strong he is.

A SILVER GUY.

We were best friends first,.WITH A HEART OF GOLD.

We're still best friends, we just love each other too.

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FL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-VO-WIPE


FROM DIAMOND RINGS TO RARE COINS TO VINTAGE BASEBALL CARDS --

HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PROPERTY IS WAITING TO BE CLAIMED IN FLORIDA.

THIS HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE ABANDONS A SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX FOR THREE YEARS.

BANKS SEND THE CONTENTS TO A STATE VAULT.

THE STATE HOLDS THEM FOR ANOTHER TWO YEARS THEN AUCTIONS IT OFF.

YOU can MAKE A BID THIS WEEKEND IN ORLANDO. Return to index of stories...


FL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-SOTVO-BNR


Walter Graham, Bureau of Unclaimed Property

"We simply just can't hold onto those items forever. So, we do auction them and that's the purpose for this auction. But, when we do sell the items, we credit the amount to each person's account, and they or their heirs can claim that amount forever."

LAST YEAR -- THE STATE RETURNED NEARLY 250-MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY.

TO CHECK IF YOU HAVE UNCLAIMED PROPERTY -- OR FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE AUCTION -- GO TO NBC DASH-TWO DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1SHOT


THE BATTLE AGAINST DISEASE CARRYING MOSQUITOS KICKS INTO HIGH GEAR --

THE OUTCOME OF A RAINY WEEK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE PINPOINT WHICH COMMUNITIES ARE SEEING THE HIGHEST NUMBERS.

THEN -- AHEAD AT 6 --

A TODDLER FROM IRELAND WAS ON A FAMILY VACATION IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WHEN SHE BECAME *VERY SICK.

SHE HAD AN INFECTION THAT CAN BE DEADLY.

SHE WENT TO THE HOSPITAL

WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON HER AMAZING RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) MOSQUITO CONTROL-VO


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TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TZ DEADLY INFECTIOUS DISEASE-VOTOP


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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 ARE BAD IN LEHIGH ACRES, GATEWAY AND ALL AREAS EAST OF I-75

SO FAR -- THIS YEAR IS WORSE THAN LAST YEAR --

BUT NOT AS BAD AS 20-12.

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LIGHTNING DETECTOR COMPLAINTS-SOTTOPS-VO IN PLASMA


**NAT SOUND - ALERT**

THAT SOUND IS DESIGNED TO SAVE LIVES-

A LIGHTNING WARNING IN LEE COUNTY.

BUT NOW -- AS NBC 2'S BRITTANY WEINER SHOWS US -- SOME NEIGHBORS ON PINE ISLAND ARE COMPLAINING SAYING IT'S DRIVING THEM CRAZY. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING DETECTOR COMPLAINTS-U-23


Cindy Bear lives behind this pool she wrote this email to lee county

commissioners saying this lightning siren is disruptive and goes off

too frequently.

With the clear conditions today we never heard that siren.

But neighbors I spoke with today agree it can be loud and frequent. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING DETECTOR COMPLAINTS-BNR-PKG


Lightning is a regular sight in southwest Florida.

Lightning NATS

The dangerous strikes come quickly and without warning.

Lightning NATS

That is unless you live near one of these.

Dana Kasler, Lee County Parks and Rec

06:31:35 "What it's telling you to do is seek safe shelter." 06:31:39

There are more than 20 lightning sirens throughout Lee county -- their

sole purpose to inform and save lives.

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But some people who live near this one at Phillips park on Pine Island

say it's ruining there's.

Bill Garland, Lives Near Siren

06:50:21 "It's pretty loud. I mean it can be whatever time of the day." 06:50:26

The siren sounds once when lightning is within 10 miles.

Then three times when no lightning has been detected for 30 minutes.

Martin Share, Lives Behind Siren

06:49:34 "It's gone off today about 2 or 3 times." 06:49:37

Bill Garland, Lives Near Siren

06:51:23 "Sometimes maybe 2 to 3 time an hour." 06:51:26

Neighbors have suggested changes be made -- like the alert duration,

the lightning distance and the volume.

Bill Garland, Lives Near Siren

06:50:31 "It certainly won't let you sleep as loud as it is, but we

could use about half of it." 06:50:35

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LIGHTNING DETECTOR COMPLAINTS-REM-LIVE


PARKS AND REC TOLD ME THEY CAN'T CHANGE THE SOUND OF THE DISTANCE FOR

THE SIREN.

WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING TO DO IS POSSIBLY MOVE THE SIREN TO ANOTHER LOCATION.

BUT THEY ARE STILL LOOKING INTO THAT.

THEY SAY THEIR NUMBER ONE GOAL IS TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE HERE IN LEE COUNTY.

REPORTING ON PINE ISLAND, BRITTANY WEINER NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE BLOOM LATEST-trx O-AniBX, VO


UNDERWATER ROBOTS ARE NOW MONITORING A LARGE RED TIDE ALGAE BLOOM OFF THE COAST OF FLORIDA.

THIS IS AN UPDATE TO A STORY WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT LAST WEEK.

THE BLOOM IS STILL ABOUT THE SIZE OF CONNECTICUT.AND

EXPERTS SAY IT COULD DRIFT DOWN TO THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COAST IN THE COMING WEEKS --

BUT IT DEPENDS ON THE WEATHER.

HEAVY STORMS CAN BREAK-UP THE BLOOM. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


NEXT ON THE NEWS AT 5:30 AN NBC-2 INVESTIGATION.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT TAKES A SECRET HUNTING TRIP TO TEXAS AND ITS ALL PAID FOR BY U-S SUGAR.

WE ALSO UNCOVERED SOME LOCAL STATE LAWMAKERS DID THE SAME.

NOW SOME VOTERS ARE CRYING FOUL.

PLUS.

07;09;32-39 "I shouldn't have went to jail for that."

A LEE COUNTY WOMAN WENT TO JAIL FOR DIALING 9-1-1-

NOW SHE'S TALKING TO NBC2-

TELLING US WHAT SHE DID THAT GOT HER ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


A) GOV. SCOTT SECRET TRIP-VO-WIPE


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B) 911 MISUSE-SOTVO


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