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HLA BULLETS SHOT INTO HOME-HLTRX MISSING WA GIRL-VO
HLB DOZIER SCHOOL BIG FINDING-HLTRX EBOLA HEARING-VO
5PM OPEN-CLIP EBOLA HEARING-SOTVO
BULLETS SHOT INTO HOME-2-SHOT OBX VA REFORM BILL-OC
BULLETS SHOT INTO HOME-LIVE VA REFORM BILL-MON
BULLETS SHOT INTO HOME-PKG VA REFORM BILL-PKG
BULLETS SHOT INTO HOME-LIVE VA REFORM BILL-MON
MISSING CHILD-TRX-SS KERRY IN AFGHANISTAN-OTS
MISSING LEE COUNTY MAN-SS GENERAL GREENE IN THE US-VOTOPS
IMMOKALEE FATAL AX-OTS GAZA PEACE TALKS-OTS-VO
I75 DEATH INVESTIGATION-SS GAZA PEACE TALKS-SOTVO
DESOTO INMATE BEATING TRIAL DAY 3-VO-OC POPE ON IRAQ-TRX-VOTOPS
DOZIER SCHOOL BIG FINDING-OC, SOT, OC SNOWDEN IN RUSSIA-VOTOPS
DOZIER SCHOOL BIG FINDING-CAM-99 BERGDAHL QUESTIONING-OTS-VO
DOZIER SCHOOL BIG FINDING-VO BERGDAHL QUESTIONING-SOTVO
DOZIER SCHOOL BIG FINDING-SOTVO NATIONAL GUARD ADVERTISING-VO
DOZIER SCHOOL BIG FINDING-CAM-99 TEASE ONE---------------
NEW CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS-OC VO TZ1 A) HI HURRICANE UPDATE-VOWIPE
RISING NUMBER OF OTHER VOTERS-ON CAM TZ1 B) COST OF DEATH-VOTOPS
RISING NUMBER OF OTHER VOTERS-PKG TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
C43 PROJECT PUT ON HOLD-OTS LIVE CAMERA KAUI-trxMITTO
LANDSCAPER CHOKED-SSTOPS HI HURRICANE UPDATE-2 SHOT
PANTHER DEATH-OTS HI HURRICANE UPDATE-PKG
BAIT DOG SECOND CHANCE-SS ROBERT TRACKING PATH-EANIBX
MEMORIAL WALL FUNDRAISING-OC TEASE TWO---------------
MEMORIAL WALL FUNDRAISING-PKG TZ2 A) SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE PLEDGE-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-2SHOT TZ2 B) TMI SEX ED BOOK-VOTOPS
TZ1 A) LEE TEACHER ORIANTATION-VO-WIPE ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
TZ1 B) LEE CO FIRE DRILL TRAINING-VOTOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE PLEDGE-ON CAM
MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE PLEDGE-PKG
ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE PLEDGE-OC
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL POT IN CAR WINDOW-SSWIPE
LEE TEACHER ORIANTATION-2-SHOT BUS CRASH ON CAM-NATSVOTOPS
LEE TEACHER ORIANTATION-PKG TRUMP PLAZA-VOWIPE
LEE CO FIRE DRILL TRAINING-OTS, VIDBOX MEDICAL POT APP-VOTOPS
GOLDEN APPLE LUNCHON-VO TMI SEX ED BOOK-VOWIPE
GOLDEN APPLE LUNCHON-SOTVO TMI SEX ED BOOK-SOTVO
CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION MEETING-OTS, VO TEASE THREE-2SHOT
COLLIER TEXT TO 911-OTS TZ3)UNCLAIMED MONEY
TEASE TWO-1-SHOT AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
TZ2 A) STEVE CANTONS TRIBUTES-SOTVO A) DOZIER DNA TESTING-SOTVO
TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 SHAVING CREAM-2 SS PORCH SHOOTING VERDICT-OTS-VO
STEVE CANTONS TRIBUTES-2SHOT OSCAR PISTORIUS-VOTOPS
STEVE CANTONS TRIBUTES-PKG MOTHER ARRESTED IN FL-VO
NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT TV RECALL-TRX-CGVIDBOXTOPS
A)UNCLAIMED MONEY-VO-WIPE skinny shaming-VO
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HLA BULLETS SHOT INTO HOME-HLTRX


BULLETS PIERCED A CHILD'S BEDROOM WINDOW IN LEHIGH ACRES.

TONIGHT - NBC-2 IS TRACKING THE SEARCH FOR THE SHOOTER. Return to index of stories...


HLB DOZIER SCHOOL BIG FINDING-HLTRX


FOR THE FIRST TIME, RESEARCHERS IDENTIFIED A SET OF REMAINS FOUND A NOTORIOUS FLORIDA REFORM SCHOOL.

A BOY WHO DISAPPEARED FROM THE SCHOOL AT THE AGE OF 14. WE HEAR FROM HIS SISTER WHO NEVER GAVE UP HER SEARCH. Return to index of stories...


5PM OPEN-CLIP


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BULLETS SHOT INTO HOME-2-SHOT OBX


THE SEARCH IS ON TONIGHT FOR A SHOOTER IN LEHIGH ACRES.

A FATHER WOKE UP AND FOUND BULLET HOLES IN HIS SON'S BEDROOM WINDOW.

IT HAPPENED EARLY THIS MORNING OFF LEE BOULEVARD. ON THE 42-HUNDRED BLOCK OF FIFTH STREET WEST.

NBC-2S JACLYN BEVIS IS LIVE IN LEHIGH NOW AFTER TALKING TO NEIGHBORS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


BULLETS SHOT INTO HOME-LIVE


THE HOUSE BEHIND ME STILL SHOWS EVIDENCE OF A CRIME.

TWO GUNSHOTS RIGHT THROUGH A SECOND STORY WINDOW.

NOW, YOU CAN SEE THE BULLET HOLES LEFT BEHIND, THAT HAS NEIGHBORS WONDERING WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND HERE. Return to index of stories...


BULLETS SHOT INTO HOME-PKG


A row of houses in what neighbors call a good place to live.

At the end of 5th Street West, one house, scared with bullets.

JERRY MARSH, Works across the street

011717 I don't know what was going on.

Marsh saw police at the house Wednesday morning.

JERRY MARSH, Works across the street

011109 they're quiet neighbors

The victim TOLD POLICE he found bullet holes from a window, through a bedroom door, and into the hallway ceiling.

Two local men who talked to us on camera were both surprised.

JERRY MARSH, Works across the street

0141 There are two bullet holes in the front window. Ohh I didn't know that.

0412 The poilce report says it went right into his son's window.

And it's making everyone a little extra aware to keep an eye out.

NEIGHBOR, Unnamed

0403 I'll try. make sure I don't hear anything.

But Marsh says he's seeing this type of gun-violence all over Lehigh.

JERRY MARSH, Works across the streets

021027

Gunshots, people getting shot and killing, all kinds of things. Return to index of stories...


BULLETS SHOT INTO HOME-LIVE


WE CHECKED IN WITH THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE-

THEY SAY THEY'RE NOT REPORTING AN INCREASE IN THESE TYPES OF SHOOTINGS LATELY.

WE DID ALSO WANT TO SHOW YOU JUST HOW CLOSE THIS AREA IS TO LEE BOULEVARD, A PRETTY BUSY ROAD UP HERE IN LEHIGH.

AND ALMOST RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE HOME THAT WAS SHOT.

REPORTING LIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES, JACLYN BEVIS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


MISSING CHILD-TRX-SS


THE SEARCH IS ON TO FIND A TEENAGER MISSING FROM THE TAMPA AREA.

16 YEAR-OLD ELIJAH HOSEIN WAS LAST SEEN IN LUTZ,

JUST NORTH OF TAMPA.

AUTHORITIES SAY HE MAY BE TRAVELING IN A 2002, BEIGE HONDA ACCORD.

AUTHORITIES ARE ONLY SAYING HE IS MISSING AND POSSIBLY IN DANGER. Return to index of stories...


MISSING LEE COUNTY MAN-SS


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE ASKIGN FOR HELP IN LOCATING DONALD RINEHART.

DEPUTIES SAY HE WALKED AWAY FROM HIS NORTH FORT MYERS HOME SOMETIME LAST NIGHT AND HASN'T RETURNED.

HE IS MENTALLY HANDICAPPED AND WALKS WITH A LIMP.

HIS FAMILY IS CONCERNED HE MAY BE IN DANGER. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE FATAL AX-OTS


OFFICERS ARE WORKING TO IDENTIFY A PEDESTRIAN WHO WAS HIT BY A CAR AND KILLED IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS THEY WERE WALKING ALONG EAST EUSTIS AVENUE NEAR GAUNT STREET IN IMMOKALEE.

THAT'S WHEN THE PERSON TRIED CROSSING THE STREET AND WALKED INTO THE PATH OF A CAR.

THE DRIVER IS NOT IN TROUBLE. Return to index of stories...


I75 DEATH INVESTIGATION-SS


THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE JUST RELEASED THE NAME OF THE PERSON FOUND DEAD ALONG I-75 TUESDAY.

IT'S 43- YEAR OLD PENNY SEEVERS.

LANDSCAPERS SPOTTED HER BODY NEAR THE COLONIAL BOULEVARD RAMP.

DEPUTIES STILL AREN'T SAYING IF THE DEATH IS SUSPICIOUS.

BUT THEY ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HER DEATH. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO INMATE BEATING TRIAL DAY 3-VO-OC


TODAY MARKES DAY THREE OF THE CRIMINAL TRIAL OF TWO DESOTO COUNTY DEPUTIES ACCUSED OF SEVERLY BEATING AN INMATE-

THEN TRYING TO COVER IT UP.

JODY HOLLAND CLAIMS STEVEN RIZZA SLAMMED HIS HEAD INTO A WALL, CHOKED AND PUNCHED HIM.

YOU CAN SEE HIS BRUISING HERE.

OFFICER JONATHAN MAUSA IS ON TRIAL FOR LYING TO INVESTIGATORS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A WIDESPREAD COVER UP FOLLOWED THE ATTACK.

HOLLAND WAS IN JAIL FOR VIOLATING A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST HIS THEN-FIANCE.

A COUNTY JAIL NURSE.

TWO OTHER JAIL EMPLOYEES ARE SERVING TIME FOR THEIR ROLE IN THE BEATING.

A FIFTH DEPUTY WAS FIRED. Return to index of stories...


DOZIER SCHOOL BIG FINDING-OC, SOT, OC


FOR THE FIRST TIME, RESEARCHERS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO IDENTIFY A VICTIM FROM THE DOZIER SCHOOL OF BOYS IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE.

GEORGE OWEN SMITH WAS 14 YEARS OLD WHEN HE DISAPPEARED FROM THE SCHOOL 73 YEARS AGO.

TODAY, HIS SISTER SAYS SHE CAN FINALLY FEEL CLOSURE.

42:20 It is the answer to my family's prayer that we can take him back, put him with my parents and maybe we can all get some peace and closure." 42:30

A CAPE CORAL MAN IS A FORMER STUDENT OF THE SCHOOL. HE'S ONE OF THE SO CALLED "WHITE HOUSE BOYS"

TODAY HE SPOKE WITH BRITTANY WEINER ABOUT his REACTION TO TODAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT. Return to index of stories...


DOZIER SCHOOL BIG FINDING-CAM-99


THE WHITE HOUSE IS THE BUILDING WHERE FORMER STUDENTS SAY THE WORST ABUSE TOOK PLACE.

JERRY COOPER WHO LIVES IN CAPE CORAL WENT TO THE DOZIER SCHOOL IN THE SIXTIES.

HE SAYS YOU CAN'T IMAGINE THE AMOUNT OF ABUSE THAT HAPPENED ON THOSE GROUNDS. Return to index of stories...


DOZIER SCHOOL BIG FINDING-VO


HE SAID HE HEARD GEORGE SMITH WHOSE BODY WAS IDENTIFIED TODAY, RAN AWAY FROM THE SCHOOL AND WAS FOUND UNDER A HOUSE WITH A POSSIBLE GUNSHOT WOUND.

RESEARCHERS DID NOT RELEASE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW HE DIED.

COOPER TOLD ME TODAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BRING CLOSURE TO SMITH'S FAMILY BUT HE SAID THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. Return to index of stories...


DOZIER SCHOOL BIG FINDING-SOTVO


Jerry Cooper, Went to Dozier School

00:16:22 "Well I'm glad but I would hope that there would have been

more. I don't like to think that out of 55 bodies at this point that

only one boy, they've only had one back one result." 00:16:36

LAST YEAR U-S-F FOUND THE REMAINS OF 55 PEOPLE AT THE SCHOOL'S GRAVEYARD.

COOPER SAID HE HEARD SOME OF THE REMAINS ARE IN SUCH BAD CONDITION, IT WILL BE HARD TO IDENTIFY THEM. Return to index of stories...


DOZIER SCHOOL BIG FINDING-CAM-99


COMING UP ALL NEW AT SIX, WE'LL HEAR MORE FROM SMITH'S SISTER, WHO EXPLAINS THE VOW SHE MADE TO HER MOTHER AND FATHER TO FIND HER BROTHER.

REPORTING LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, BRITTANY WEINER NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


NEW CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS-OC VO


FLORIDA LAWMAKERS ARE AT THE STATE CAPITOL TO RE-DRAW THE STATE VOTER MAPS.

IN JULY - A JUDGE RULED THE CURRENT DISTRICTS WERE ILLEGAL BECAUSE THEY WERE DRAWN UP A FEW YEARS AGO IN FAVOR OF REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE.

LAWMAKERS HAVE UNTIL THE 15TH TO GIVE THE JUDGE A NEW MAP.

A JUDGE COULD MOVE THE PRIMARY ELECTIONS SET FOR AUGUST 26TH.

BUT A SPECIAL PRIMARY IS EXPENSIVE AND WOULD COST TAXPAYERS. Return to index of stories...


RISING NUMBER OF OTHER VOTERS-ON CAM


ARE YOU A REPUBLICAN OR A DEMOCRAT?

CHANCES ARE.THE ANSWER IS NEITHER FOR MANY OF YOU.

AN UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF VOTERS ARE DECIDING TO REGISTER AS "OTHER" PARTY AFFILIATES.

NBC-2'S CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT DAVE ELIAS DISCOVERED THE TREND HAS PARTY CHAIRS CONCERNED. Return to index of stories...


RISING NUMBER OF OTHER VOTERS-PKG


IN THE LAST MONTH LEE COUNTY HAS SEEN AN ADDITIONAL 10-THOUSAND VOTERS WHO WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS.

bill Chadwick/Registered Voter / 08:48 Because they're frustrated at the lack of anything being done. 08:52

THAT'S ONE REASON WHY THERE ARE NOW MORE THAN 116-THOUSAND VOTERS IN LEE COUNTY KNOWN AS "OTHERS".

MEANING THEY'RE NOT DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS.

vicki Collins/Lee County Elections / 01:31 The trend is people are going from registered parties to no party affiliation. 01:39

LAST MONTH THERE WERE 106-THOUSAND SUCH VOTERS.

ELECTION OFFICIALS CAN'T SAY WHAT CAUSED SUCH A HUGE SPIKE.

vicki / 01:50 That's a personal question or personal choice. 01:52

THAT NUMBER OF NO PARTY VOTERS SURPASSES REGISTERED DEMOCRATS BY TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE.

REPUBLICAN NUMBERS ARE SHRINKING TOO.

IN JULY THERE WERE 170-THOUSAND. THEY LOST ONE THOUSAND MEMBERS IN A MONTH.

voter / 10:18 I think people's values may not necessarily fit one particular parties views or values.10;24

AN ISSUE THE CHAIR OF THE LEE REPUBLICAN PARTY SAYS HE'S AWARE OF.

roy Hyman/Rep. Party Chair / 03:56 It is something we're addressing and can assure you that we're doing everything we can to reach out to as many folks as well as our own republicans as possible. 04:04

WARNING THAT NO PARTY VOTERS ARE EXEMPT IN MOST CASES FROM VOTING IN THE PRIMARY SINCE ALL OF THE MAJOR RACES CONTAIN DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS.

bill Chadwick/Voter / 08;58 It doesn't bother me if they're leaving the parties. Particularly if it will do some good up in Washington. 09:01

LEAVING BILL CHADWICK AND OTHER INDEPENDENT VOTERS WITH THE FINAL SAY IN NOVEMBER'S GENERAL ELECTION.

IN LEE COUNTY, DAVE ELIAS NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


C43 PROJECT PUT ON HOLD-OTS


A MAJOR PROJECT DESIGNED TO PREVENT WATER PROBLEMS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS ON HOLD.

NBC2 JUST LEARNED-

CONSTRUCTION ON A RESEVOIR IN HENDRY COUNTY HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK FROM OCTOBER UNTIL FEBRUARY OF NEXT YEAR.

WATER MANAGERS NEED MORE TIME TO STUDY THE PROJECT.

THE RESEVOIR IS DESIGNED TO HOLD EXCESS WATER FROM LAKE-OKEECHOBEE DURING THE RAINY SEASON-

AND PROVIDE MUCH NEED FRESH WATER FOR THE CALOOSAHATCHEE DURING THE DRY MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


LANDSCAPER CHOKED-SSTOPS


THIS PORT CHARLOTTE MAN IS ACCUSED OF ONE OF THOSE CRIMES THAT YOU'LL BE TALKING ABOUT.

DEPUTIES SAY PATRICK BOTELHO PULLED A LANDSCAPER OFF A LAWN MOWER and STARTED CHOKING HIM.ALL BECAUSE HE DIDN'T PULL THE WEEDS IN HIS NEIGHBOR'S YARD.

THE LANDSCAPER SAID THE NEIGHBOR DIDN'T HIRE HIM FOR THAT. Return to index of stories...


PANTHER DEATH-OTS


ANOTHER FLORIDA PANTHER HAS DIED AFTER GETTING HIT BY A CAR-

THIS TIME IT HAPPENED IN HENDRY COUNTY.

THE 2 YEAR OLD FEMALE PANTHER IS NOW THE 14TH TO BE KILLED BY A CAR IN FLORIDA THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


BAIT DOG SECOND CHANCE-SS


A SEVERLY ABUSED DOG IS GETTING A SECOND CHANCE IN LEE COUNTY.

THE ONE YEAR OLD TERRIER MIX WAS FOUND UNDER A PORCH IN HENDRY COUNTY SUFFERING FROM A WEEKS OLD OPEN WOUND ON HIS LEG. HE HAD SCARS ALL OVER HIS BODY.

VETERINARIANS THINK HE HAD BEEN USED AS A BAIT DOG DURING DOG FIGHTS.

THEY HAD TO AMPUTATE HIS LEG, BUT IS EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.

ONCE HIS WOUNDS ARE HEELED THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY START LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME FOR HIM. Return to index of stories...


MEMORIAL WALL FUNDRAISING-OC


IT'S NATIONAL PURPLE HEART DAY AND ONE CHARLOTTE COUNTY POST OFFICE IS FINDING A SPECIAL WAY TO HONOR ITS VETS.

THE PUNTA GORDA OFFICE IS NOW OFFERING A SPECIAL STAMP.AND PROCEEDS WILL HELP TELL THEIR STORY.

NBC2'S CHRIS GILMORE SPOKE WITH SOME VETS WHO SAY THE RECOGNITION IS A BIG DEAL. Return to index of stories...


MEMORIAL WALL FUNDRAISING-PKG


"We need to recognize some of these people because they're forgotten sometimes especially from Vietnam."

VETERAN COLLIN PHELPS KNOWS BECAUSE HE SERVED AND IT WASN'T EASY.

"You weren't welcome when you came home and you went there alone and you came back alone."

BUT HE'S NOT ALONE TODAY.

"At the time the miltary wasn't appreciated much and we need to honor these guys and remember them and let our grandchildren know and their grnadchildren."

MEMBERS OF THE VIETNAM WALL COMMITTEE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE RAISING FUNDS FOR A MEMORIAL.

THE PUNTA GORDA POST OFFICE HOPES A SMALL STAMP WILL REACH A GLOBAL AUDIENCE. DRIVING FUNDS FOR THE MONUMENT.

Now that you mention it we have one here that came from Germany so this particular person is a stamp collector."

THE OUTREACH HAS LEFT A MARK ON PEOPLE LIKE PHELPS WHO SAY THE SUPPORT HONORS HIS WIFE. A PURPLE HEART RECEPIENT HERSELF, WHO PASSED AWAY THIS SPRING.

"I lost her in March and uh.I think she'll always be with me, i know if I come here i'll be able to see her."

THAT'S THE DREAM FOR THOSE ORGANIZING THE MEMORIAL, WHO WILL HONOR THE 58 THOUSAND 2 HUNDRED AND EIGHTY SIX FALLEN VETS FROM VIETNAM.

REPORTING IN CHARCO CG NBC2 Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


MORE THAN 500 NEW TEACHERS WENT THRU ORIENTATION TODAY IN LEE COUNTY.

COMING UP NEXT.WE'LL INTRODUCE YOU TO A FEW OF THEM.

AND TELL YOU HOW MANY MORE TEACHERS THE DISTRICT IS STILL LOOKING TO HIRE BEFORE CLASSES START IN JUST OVER A WEEK.

AND WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT PRINCIPALS ARE DOING STARTING TODAY, THANKS TO AN NBC 2 INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) LEE TEACHER ORIANTATION-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) LEE CO FIRE DRILL TRAINING-VOTOPS


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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.

TRACKING SLIGHTLY DRIER AIR

The onshore winds continued on Thursday, with scattered showers and storms developing. This activity may push back into the Urban Corridor later this evening, with temps holding in the 80s. Expect the storms to diminish overnight, with lows in the upper 70s.

Slightly drier air works into the region starting Friday. Winds will shift from the west to the south and east, reducing the threat for morning rain showers. Showers and storms will develop in the PM hours and slowly diminish in the evening. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

The weekend is still looking fairly decent, with most of both days dry. Showers and storms will develop in the afternoon and early evening, but these will be widely scattered. Highs both Saturday and Sunday will be in the low to mid 90s.

Even more dry air works into Southwest Florida to start next week, keeping rain and storm chances low. Only an isolated shower will be possible on Monday, with highs in the mid 90s.

Rain chances do increase as we move through next week, with highs holding in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

With Bertha now history, things are very quiet in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and the open waters of the Atlantic.

A couple of tropical waves are floating between the Lesser Antilles and Africa, but those will have a difficult time developing.

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


LEE TEACHER ORIANTATION-2-SHOT


IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL FOR HUDNREDS OF **NEW LEE COUNTY TEACHERS.

BUT WITH JUST OVER A WEEK TO GO -- THE DISTRICT IS SCRAMBLING TO FILL NEARLY 100 MORE POSITIONS.

NBC2'S ANDREA HUBBELL TAKES US TO SOUTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL FOR TODAY'S TEACHER ORIENTATION. Return to index of stories...


LEE TEACHER ORIANTATION-PKG


Maurice Henry/ Harns Marsh Elementary Teacher

18:30-33

I didn't know it was going to be this many teachers here.

HUNDREDS OF FIRST TIME TEACHERS,

James Lefko/Bayshore Elementary Teacher

20:07-08

It's a little overwhelming

FILING IN.

MANY MOVED TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

James Lefko/Bayshore Elementary Teacher

21:11-15

I have a lot of energy, I have a lot of ideas

AND FOR SOME, THE CHOICE WAS A LITTLE LESS COMPLICATED.

Maurice Henry/ Harns Marsh Elementary Teacher

17:36-39

Cause I live here

MAURICE HENRY WILL BE THE NEWEST HARNS MARSH ELEMENTARY TEACHER.

Maurice Henry/ Harns Marsh Elementary Teacher

17:00-05

There's a couple of course were going to be taking today that will help us to be better teachers

BUT HE'S JUST ONE OF MANY.

**Andrea Hubbell**

Standup

42:19-29

Over 500 new teachers are packed into that school for orientation but just a few months ago lee county schools said they needed at least 700 new teachers

THAT LEAVES BEHIND 90 POSITIONS - UNFILLED.

20:08-13

There's a big crowd here. I wasn't actually expecting there's be this many new teachers in the school district

LAST SPRING -- 490 TEACHERS LEFT LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS.

INCLUDING RETIREES.

FORCING THE DISTRICT TO HIRE -- AND HIRE FAST.

Sara Kohlhauff/Golden Apple Teacher

26:07-11

They come in with great information, new approaches

GOLDEN APPLE AWARD WINNER AND VETERAN TEACHER --

22:46-49

Kind of lost count but about 16

SARA KOHLHAUFF GETS EXCITED JUST THINKING ABOUT IT.

22:58-23:00

I went ahh!! I'm going to see the kids soon

BECAUSE WITH THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR COMES NEW STUDENTS AND NEW TEACHERS.

BOTH WITH A LOT TO LEARN.

25:52-26:04

they're kin of in a learning curve situation and watching then come out and break through and have those ah-has

THE FIRST DAY IS COMING UP EVEN FASTER.

20:48-52

Not too nervous about it

TWO WEEKS UNTIL CLASSES BEGIN.

19:10-15

I don't get nervous. I just embrace the moment and do what I have to do.

JUST ENOUGH TIME -- LEE COUNTY SAYS -- TO FINALIZE BEFORE THE SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS.

19:16-20

It's part of being a teacher so go do what you naturally do.

IN FORT MYERS, AH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO FIRE DRILL TRAINING-OTS, VIDBOX


PRINCIPALS IN LEE COUNTY OFFICIALLY STARTED FIRE DRILL TRAINING TODAY.

THE NBC-2 INVESTIGATORS EXPOSED 36 SCHOOLS EITHER MISSED OR DID NOT REPORT DRILLS SINCE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL TWO YEARS AGO

AFTER THE INVESTIGATION, THE DISTRICT UPGRADED ITS FIRE DRILL POLICY.

EACH SCHOOL MUST DO TWO DRILLS WITHIN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF CLASS.

THEN EVERY MONTH FOLLOWING THAT.

THE DRILLS WILL BE REPORTED THROUGH AN ONLINE DATABASE. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN APPLE LUNCHON-VO


COLLIER COUNTY STUDENTS ARE GETTING A BOOST FROM A FINANCIAL DONATION.

THE COMPANY "TRENDY TOURS" HOSTED A FUNDRAISER TODAY FOR CHAMPIONS FOR LEARNING.

THEY HOPE TO DONATE 10 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE ORGANIZATION.

THIS IS THE THIRD YEAR OF THE LUNCHEON.

AND THE BIGGEST DONATION YET. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN APPLE LUNCHON-SOTVO


Suzanne Evans, Trendy Tours President

20:55:40-:48

The youth of the this community that's what it's all about. We want to give back to people who are going to be making decisions for us in our retired years.

BUTT TO

Susan McManus, Champions for Learning

20:57:12-:17

It's wonderful. This is just such a great way for our community to help our students and teachers.

CHAMPIONS FOR LEARNING IS AN INDEPENT COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION INVESTING IN THE CHILDREN OF COLLIER COUNTY.

NBC2 IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF THEIR GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS PROGRAM. Return to index of stories...


CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION MEETING-OTS, VO


MORE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITIES ARE LOOKING INTO LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS.

NEXT MONDAY, CAPE CORAL LEADERS AND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL TALK ABOUT ADDING THE WARNING SIRENS TO THE CITY'S RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.

THEY CALLED THE MEETING AFTER LAST MONTH'S DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

A MAN DIED AND TWO TEENS WERE INJURED.

JUST YESTERDAY, THE LEHIGH TEEN WHO WAS CRITICALLY INJURED SPOKE PUBLICLY FOR THE FIRST TIME.

ZAC LATAWIEC SAYS HE CONSIDERS HIMSELF A MIRACLE.

ONCE ON LIFE SUPPORT AND CONSIDERED TO HAVE PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE, ZAC IS NOW WALKING AND TALKING.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS AT THE MEETING. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER TEXT TO 911-OTS


ALERTING AUTHORITIES OF AN EMERGENCY JUST GOT EASIER IN COLLIER COUNTY.

EVERYONE WITH A CELL PHONE CAN NOW TEXT 911 DISPATCHERS.

THE SERVICE IS NOW OPEN TO ALL CELL PHONE CARRIERS. IT SHOULD ONLY BE USED IN EMERGENCIES WHEN PEOPLE CAN'T CALL IN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1-SHOT


NEXT AT FIVE.

TALK ABOUT HAVING SOME SENSE KNOCKED INTO YOU!

all of a sudden he got hit in the head and he heard the bell and it was the first time he heard in his lifetime

A LEGEND IN THE LOCAL BOXING COMMUNITY JUST WROTE A BOOK ABOUT THE BEST STORIES HE EVER CAME ACROSS.

THEN -- ALL NEW AT 6 --

NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS HAD A SHAVING CREAM FIGHT, THEN JUMPED IN THE LAKE.

WE'RE LEARNING THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS THEIR SWIM CREATED. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) STEVE CANTONS TRIBUTES-SOTVO


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TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 SHAVING CREAM-2 SS


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STEVE CANTONS TRIBUTES-2SHOT


WHEN YOU SPEND MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY AROUND BOXING GYMS. YOU'RE BOUND TO COME ACROSS SOME GREAT STORIES.

ONE WELL-KNOWN LOCAL TRAINER IS SHARING SOME FASCINATING INSIDE STORIES IN A NEW BOOK.

N-B-C TWO'S RISHI BARRAN TALKED TO STEVE CANTON ABOUT HIS LEGENDARY CAREER. Return to index of stories...


STEVE CANTONS TRIBUTES-PKG


IN A LIFETIME DEVOTED TO BOXING. STEVE CANTON HAS MADE COUNTLESS FRIENDS. INCLUDING SOME OF THE BEST FIGHTERS IN THE WORLD.

BUT WHEN THE FOUNDER OF THE S-J-C BOXING GYM IN FORT MYERS FINALLY WROTE HIS BOXING BOOK. CANTON FOCUSED ON FINDING THE BEST STORIES. NOT THE BIGGEST NAMES.

all of the sudden, he's hit on the head with a shot in a hard fight. And he hears the bell ring. The first sound he's heard in his lifetime.

THE STORY OF DANNY LONDON IS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF CANTON'S NEW BOOK: TRIBUTES, MEMORIES, AND OBSERVATIONS OF THE SWEET SCIENCE.

LONDON WAS DEAF AND MUTE BEFORE ONE PUNCH BROUGHT BACK HIS HEARING AND SPEAKING ABILITY INSTANTLY.

HE WENT ON TO A LONG CAREER AS A PRO FEATHERWEIGHT.

only in boxing!

IN 360 PAGES, CANTON BRINGS A NUMBER OF GREAT STORIES TO LIFE. WITH MORE THAN 500 RARE PHOTOS.

being in the sport all my life, I always knew there were stories and interesting facts about the fighters and about the sport that apply to everyday life. But I've never seen it put out there so that people could identify with it.

THAT'S CANTON'S GOAL: FOR A BOOK THAT APPEALS TO MORE THAN ONLY BOXING FANS.

THE CHAPTERS ARE ALL SHORT STORIES. SO THEY CAN BE READ IN ANY ORDER.

SOME OF BOXING'S BIGGEST NAMES HAVE EMBRACED CANTON'S PROJECT.

THE FOREWARD IS WRITTEN BY FAMOUS BOXING BROADCASTER AL BERNSTEIN. AND FORMER WORLD CHAMPION FIGHTER ROY JONES, JUNIOR, GIVES CANTON A STRONG ENDORSEMENT.

they're among the smartest of all athletes, the gentlest of all athletes. And I think it's very important to get that word out to the public to destroy some of the stereotypes that are there with boxers.

CANTON'S BOOK CAN BE PURCHASED ON S-J-C BOXING DOT COM.

RISHI BARRAN, NBC TWO. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


AHEAD AT 5:30, THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS SITTING ON ONE AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS IN UNCLAIMED PROPERTY AND CASH.

COMING UP WE WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOUR ARE OWED ANY OF IT.

AND WE WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO A WOMAN WHO JUST GOT HERSELF A CHECK FOR FOURTY GRAND.

PLUS.YOU WOULDN'T TYPICALLY THINK OF THEM AS POLITICIANS, BUT NBC 2 FOUND OUT THEY'RE SPENDING UNPRECEDENTED AMOUNTS OF MONEY TO GET YOUR VOTE.

WE'LL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT TWO RACES FOR LEE COUNTY JUDGES. Return to index of stories...


A)UNCLAIMED MONEY-VO-WIPE


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B) JUDGE CANDIDATE ADVERTISING-VOTOPS


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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JUDGE CANDIDATE ADVERTISING-2-SHOT


POLITICS ARE SUPPOSED TO STAY OUT OF LEGAL SYSTEM, BUT THE LINES ARE GETTING BLURRED A LITTLE WITH LESS THAN THREE WEEKS UNTIL PRIMARY ELECTION DAY.

RACES ARE HEATING UP FOR TWO COUNTY JUDGE SPOTS

NBC-2'S STACEY DEFFENBAUGH FOUND OUT THE CANDIDATES IN LEE COUNTY ARE SPENDING AN UNPRECIDENTED AMOUNT OF MONEY, TO WIN A SPOT ON THE BENCH. Return to index of stories...


JUDGE CANDIDATE ADVERTISING-PKG


4 CANDIDATES ARE VYING FOR 2 SEATS ON THE BENCH.

IN ONE RACE ---INCUMBANT, JUDGE AMY HAWTHRONE

Judge Amy Hawthorne: "I was appointed by Governor Scott 2 years ago, so I have almost 2 1/2 years of experience on the bench."

AGAINST FORMER PUBLIC DEFENDER AND DEFENSE STEVEN LESKOVICH.

Steven Leskovich: " being able to sit with people look them in the eye and understand what they are going through, that the courts won't treat them fairly, that's the kind of judge we need."

THE OTHER, FORMER PROSECUTOR, NOW FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY ROBERT BRANNING

Robert Branning: "Whenever people come into the courtroom, they are going to be treated fairly, honestly, and with respect."

AGAINST ANOTEHR FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY MARY EVANS.

Mary Evans: "I have ideas for improving the efficency of the system, ideas for expanding the system. i do not intend to be quite."

Stacey Deffenbaugh: " From billboards that you see all over town to these director mailers that you find in your mailbox, these 4 candidates are spending unprecidentated amounts of money and political experts tell us its following a national tread.

Laure Weir: Political Expert: "Surprisingly, in the last 5 years we've seen a tremendous amount of money going into these judical races that rivals the amounts that go into congressional races."

CAMPAIGN RECORDS SHOW SPENDING AND CONTRIBUTIONS ARE DOUBLE WHAT THEY WERE 4 YEARS AGO, AND 3 OF THE 4 PLAN TO AIR COSTLY TV SPOTS IN THE FINAL WEEKS OF THE CAMPAIGN. Return to index of stories...


JUDGE CANDIDATE ADVERTISING-OC


JUDICIAL RACES ARE UNIQUE BECAUSE CANDIDATES CAN'T SAY THEIR PARTY AFFILIATION OR WHERE THEY STAND ON THE ISSUES LIKE THE DEATH PENALTY OR SENTENCING GUIDELINES. Return to index of stories...


MISSING WA GIRL-VO


NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CASE OF A MISSING SIX YEAR OLD WASHINGTON STATE GIRL.

LAW ENFORCEMENT SEARCHING FOR JENISE WRIGHT SAY THEY'VE FOUND A CHILD'S BODY NEAR THE MOBILE HOME PARK WHERE SHE VANISHED OVER THE WEEKEND.

BUT THE REMAINS HAVE *NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED.

POLICE ARE WAITING FOR AUTOPSY RESULTS TO MAKE A POSTIVE IDENTIFICATION. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA HEARING-VO


EMOTIONAL TESTIMONY ON CAPITAL HILL TODAY ABOUT THE UNPRECEDENTED OUTBREAK OF EBOLA.

A MEMBER OF a RELIEF ORGANIZATION SAYS IT WASN'T UNTIL TWO AMERICANS BECAME ILL THAT THE WORLD STARTED TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE TRAGEDY.

EBOLA HAS KILLED MORE THAN 900 PEOPLE IN WEST AFRICA. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA HEARING-SOTVO


"Many patients are dying with Ebola in their communities, in part because there is simply no open health facilities. This creates problems because whole families are dying. There is no way to count the number of people dying of Ebola."

THE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL SAYS THE AGENCY HAS ACTIVATED ITS HIGHEST LEVEL OF EMERGENCY OPERATIONS --

ASSIGNING AT LEAST 250 C-D-C PERSONNEL TO FOCUS ON EBOLA. Return to index of stories...


VA REFORM BILL-OC


THERE SHOULD BE RELIEF ON THE WAY FOR VETERANS PLAUGED BY LONG WAITS AT V-A- CLINICS.

TODAY, PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNED A RELIEF BILL THAT HOPES TO CHANGE THE BUREAUCRATIC CULTURE AT THE V-A.

NBC2 ANCHOR LISA SPOONER JOINS US LIVE WITH REACTION TO A RARE BI-PARTISAN MOVE. Return to index of stories...


VA REFORM BILL-MON


THE V-A SCANDAL WAS SO SHOCKING, LAWMAKERS UP HERE ACTUALLY CAME TOGETHER TO PASS THIS EMERGENCY V-A FIX. Return to index of stories...


VA REFORM BILL-PKG


THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION BILL, SIGNED TODAY BY THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF.

Nats President Obama

"it's a good piece of legislation. it will help"

VETERAN THOMAS CHAPMAN HAD HIS HEART OPERATION DELAYED BY THE V-A. NOW, CHAPMAN WILL GO TO A PRIVATE SURGEON PAID FOR BY THE V-A. HIS DAUGHTER IS RELIEVED.

S/ Michelle Heersche, Father needs surgery:17-:19

"He could live another 25 years

AFTER THE SCANDAL BROKE IN PHOENIX

INVESTIGATORS FOUND LONG WAITS FOR CARE THROUGHOUT THE V-A NATIONWIDE. AND A COVERUP

AND. IN A RARE EXAMPLE OF BIPARTISAN UNITY.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS LAST WEEK

NATS GAVEL

AND SENATE DEMOCRATS PASSED A FIX.

Sot: President Obama :34-:42

"good news is we've cut disability claims backlog by more than half, but let's eliminate the backlog"

graphic:

V-A EMERGENCY PLAN

$1.5 billion for 27 new clinics

$ 5 billion for more VA doctors

$10 billion for outside care

THERE'S ONE POINT FIVE BILLION FOR NEW CLINICS. FIVE BILLION FOR MORE V-A DOCTORS. TEN BILLION FOR OUTSIDE CARE

AND LESS JOB PROTECTION FOR V-A OFFICIALS.

sot: President Obama :52-:59

"if you engage in an unethical practice, if you cover up a serious problem, you should be fired. period. it shouldn't be that difficult Return to index of stories...


VA REFORM BILL-MON


CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IS NOW THE GOAL AT THE V-A. SAYS MCDONALD. WHO KNOWS WHAT THAT IS.

HE'S THE FORMER C-E-O OF PROCTER AND GAMBLE. Return to index of stories...


KERRY IN AFGHANISTAN-OTS


U-S SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY MADE A UNNANOUNCED VISIT TO AFGHANISTAN JUST TWO DAYS AFTER MAJOR GENERAL HAROLD GREEN WAS KILLED. THE HIGHEST RANKING AMERICAN OFFICER TO DIE IN COMBAT SINCE VIETNAM.

THE PRESIDENTAL CANDIDATES ARE LOCKED IN A BITTER DISPUTE OVER ELECTION RESULTS.

AND THERE'S HIGH TENSIONS AS THE U-S WINDS DOWN IT'S COMBAT ROLE. Return to index of stories...


GENERAL GREENE IN THE US-VOTOPS


MAJOR GENERAL GREENES BODY IS NOW BACK ON U-S SOIL.

THE DIGNIFIED TRANSFER OF THE 2 STAR GENERAL'S BODY OCCURRED AT DOVER AIR FORCE BASE.

THE US- TRAINED AFGHAN SOLDIER WHO KILLED GREENE WOUNDED 8 OTHER AMERICANS WHEN HE FIRED ON HIS VICTIMS FROM A BATHROOM. Return to index of stories...


GAZA PEACE TALKS-OTS-VO


TRUCE TALKS ARE UNDERWAY BETWEEN ISRAEL AND LEADERS IN PALESTINE.

SO FAR,

ISRAEL HAS AGREED TO EXTEND THE THREE DAY CEASE-FIRE BUT HAMAS HASN'T.

IT'S SET TO EXPIRE VERY SOON.

TODAY WE'RE HEARING FROM A HAMAS SPOKESMAN WHO SAYS THIS BATTLE ISN'T ABOUT RELIGION. Return to index of stories...


GAZA PEACE TALKS-SOTVO


It's an occupation for our land. Whoever will occupy our lands we'll fight him to be independent, to remove the occupation. If they are using their religion against us, it's their problem."

THE NEARLY MONTHLONG CONFLICT HAS KILLED MORE THAN A THOUSAND CIVILIANS IN PALESTINE AND ABOUT 65 ISRAELI SOLDIERS. Return to index of stories...


POPE ON IRAQ-TRX-VOTOPS


TODAY, POPE FRANCIS TALKED ABOUT THE RECENT VIOLENCE IN IRAQ.

HE'S ASKING THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO HELP IRAQIS WHO ARE FLEEING TO OTHER COUNTRIES FOR SAFETY. Return to index of stories...


SNOWDEN IN RUSSIA-VOTOPS


A BIG DEVELOPMENT FOR N-S-A LEAKER EDWARD SNOWDEN.

RUSSIA JUST GRANTED HIS REQUEST TO STAY IN THE COUNTRY FOR THREE MORE YEARS.

SNOWDEN FLED THE UNITED STATES AFTER LEAKING CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS ABOUT N-S-A SPYING.

HE'S CHARGED WITH ESPIONAGE AND THEFT OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY. Return to index of stories...


BERGDAHL QUESTIONING-OTS-VO


ARMY SERGEANT BOWE BERGDAHL JUST FINISHED HIS SECOND MEETING WITH AN ARMY INVESTIGATOR.

THE MILITARY IS TRYING TO FIND OUT HOW AND WHY BERGDAHL ENDED UP A TALIBAN CAPTIVE FOR FIVE-YEARS.

HIS ATTORNEY SAYS BERGDAHL HAD NO TROUBLE HANDLING THE QUESTIONING. Return to index of stories...


BERGDAHL QUESTIONING-SOTVO


We're talking about a guy who is a pretty tough hombre. He's gone through an experience that any of us -- No offense to members of your profession -- that any of us would find extremely taxing.

SOME OF HIS ARMY COMRADES ARE ACCUSING HIM OF DESERTION-

BUT HIS ATTORNEY SAYS THAT'S THE FARTHEST THING FROM THE TRUTH. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL GUARD ADVERTISING-VO


THE U-S NATIONAL GUARD IS GOING TO SPEND LESS OF YOUR TAX DOLLARS ON ADVERTISING.

IT JUST ANNOUNCED-

IT'S GOING TO DROP IT'S SPONSORSHIP OF DALE EARNHARDT IN NASCAR AND GRAHAM RAHAL IN THE INDY RACING LEAGUE.

THIS YEAR THE NATIONAL GUARD IS SPENDING 32 MILLION ON IT'S NASCAR SPONSORSHIP.

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TEASE ONE---------------


COMING UP ON THE NEWS AT 5-30.

A TWEET FROM THE GAP HAS UNLEASED ALL SORTS OF HATEFULL COMMENTS.

WHY SOME ARE NOW CALLING IT "SKINNY SHAMING"

AND YOU WON'T BELIEVE THE HIGH PRICE SOME PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO PAY TO BE BURRIED.

THE DETAILS ARE NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) HI HURRICANE UPDATE-VOWIPE


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TZ1 B) COST OF DEATH-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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LIVE CAMERA KAUI-trxMITTO


YOU'RE LOOKING AT A LIVE PICTURE OF KAUAI, HAWAII.

IT'S THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM AS NOT ONE, BUT TWO HURRICANES PREPARE TO BEAR DOWN ON THE STATE.

THIS FOOTAGE IS COURTESY OF EARTHCAM.

IT LOOKS SO BEAUTIFUL BECAUSE KAUAI IS THE FURTHEST ISLAND FROM THE HURRICANES. Return to index of stories...


HI HURRICANE UPDATE-2 SHOT


THIS WILL BE THE FIRST DIRECT HIT HAWAII HAS TAKEN FROM A HURRICANE IN 22 YEARS.

NBC'S JENNIFER BJORKLAND HAS THE LATEST ON PREPARATIONS BEFORE THE BACK TO BACK STORMS. Return to index of stories...


HI HURRICANE UPDATE-PKG


Hawaii:09 -:13

"We are as fully prepared today as it is possible for us to be."

WHAT IS THERE ON STORE SHELVES, IS ALL THAT WILL BE THERE - NATIVES KNOW TO STOCK UP WHEN SHORTAGES ARE IMMINENT.

"Just get the basic necessities, gas tanks, flash light batteries, can goods."

BUT HURRICANE PREPS AREN'T IN THEIR BUILT-IN SURVIVAL SKILLS - ONLY 3 HAVE HIT THE ISLANDS SINCE THE 1950S - THE MOST RECENT, INIKI - MORE THAN 20 YEARS AGO. BUT THEY'RE REMEMBERING QUICKLY --

"We kind of made sure everything is all locked up and bucked down."

HAWAII'S PRIMARY ELECTION IS SATURDAY - CANDIDATES ASKING SUPPORTERS TO PULL UP BANNERS AND SIGNS THAT COULD BECOME PROJECTILES; EARLY VOTING CENTERS CLOSING BECAUSE OF THE STORMS MAY AFFECT TURNOUT.

FLOODING AND POWER OUTAGES MAY BRING BIGGER TROUBLES THAN WINDS, WITH THESE STORMS - HIGH RISES LEAVING PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY LIMITS, STRANDED

"We live on the 24th floor and if found out the hard way that without an elevator 24 floors is a walk

AND IN THE MIDST OF STORM PREPS.

"That felt like an earthquake"

.A REMINDER THAT NATURE'S BEAUTY CAN TURN - WITHOUT WARNING

IN HONALULU, JENNIFER BJORKLAND, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


ROBERT TRACKING PATH-EANIBX


ROBERT JOINS US IN THE FIRST ALERT HURRICANE TRACKING CENTER WITH THE LATEST PATH ON ISELLE AND JULIO.

ROBERT - Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO---------------


A COLLIER COUNTY PARENT IS DEMANDING SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES SIGN A PLEDGE.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT IT SAYS.

AND HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOUR KIDS WERE READING A SEX ED BOOK AT SCHOOL THAT INCLUDED THINGS LIKE BONDAGE?

IT'S A REALITY FOR SOME PARENTS.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHERE WHEN WE COME BACK. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE PLEDGE-VOTOPS


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TZ2 B) TMI SEX ED BOOK-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.

TRACKING SLIGHTLY DRIER AIR

The onshore winds continued on Thursday, with scattered showers and storms developing. This activity may push back into the Urban Corridor later this evening, with temps holding in the 80s. Expect the storms to diminish overnight, with lows in the upper 70s.

Slightly drier air works into the region starting Friday. Winds will shift from the west to the south and east, reducing the threat for morning rain showers. Showers and storms will develop in the PM hours and slowly diminish in the evening. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

The weekend is still looking fairly decent, with most of both days dry. Showers and storms will develop in the afternoon and early evening, but these will be widely scattered. Highs both Saturday and Sunday will be in the low to mid 90s.

Even more dry air works into Southwest Florida to start next week, keeping rain and storm chances low. Only an isolated shower will be possible on Monday, with highs in the mid 90s.

Rain chances do increase as we move through next week, with highs holding in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

With Bertha now history, things are very quiet in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and the open waters of the Atlantic.

A couple of tropical waves are floating between the Lesser Antilles and Africa, but those will have a difficult time developing.

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


SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE PLEDGE-ON CAM


ONE COLLIER COUNTY PARENT WANTS TO MAKE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS MORE ACCOUNTABLE.

HE CREATED A CONTRACT AND WANTS CANDIDATES TO SIGN IT.

NBC-2'S SOPHIE NIELSEN-KOLDING TELLS US WHAT IT DEMANDS - AND WHO'S TAKEN THE PLEDGE. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE PLEDGE-PKG


Douglass Lewis parent 152034 I've been here 15 years, I've watched the elected board members point to Tallahassee and say, look we can't control what they're doing in Tallahassee, point to the superintendent, put blame there and say, look, we can't control the superintendent. 11

TIRED OF IT - PARENT DOUGLASS LEWIS PUT HIS LAW EXPERTISE TO WORK. AND DREW UP A CONTRACT… FOR SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES.

Douglass Lewis parent 152102 these candidates are now taking a position.

THE CONTRACT WITH COLLIER COUNTY ASKS CANDIDATES TO PLEDGE, THAT DURING ONE OR MORE OF THE FIRST THREE REgULAR BOARD MEETINGS. THEY WILL BRING SEVEN MAJOR REFORMS UP FOR A VOTE.

*gfx* THOSE INCLUDE REQUIRING BOARD MEETINGS STARTING AT OR AFTER 5:30

*gfx* ELIMINATING "BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE" in K THROUGH FIVE PROGRAMS.

*gfx* AND DIRECTING THE BOARD'S ATTORNEY TO DECLARE THE SUPERINTENDENT'S CONTRACT EXTENSION AS VOID.

*CAR NAT*

JB HOLMES ALREADY MADE THE COMMITMENT.

JB Holmes/ Did Sign

152713 I don't want to look at it as a matter of helping me or hurting me, I want to look at it as a matter of stating my position so the people understand where I'm coming from. 11

roy terry candidate 153526 first of all I just don't believe in signing contracts. I think that once you do that you've given away your vote. 6

IN AN EMAIL ROY TERRY TOLD LEWIS HE DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD BE RIGHT TO SIGN ON AS A BOARD MEMBER.

HE SAYS THE DISTRICT IS ALREADY TAKING CARE OF A LOT OF THE ISSUES.

roy terry/ Did Not Sign

153626 At the last board meeting I talked about reviewing the process we're doing for setting up the superintendent's contract or changes in the contract. I've also been up in Tallahassee talking about Common core and more local control of our school district. 15

LEAVING IT UP TO THE VOTERS TO DECIDE COME NOVEMBER.

IN CC, SNK, NBC-2.

*tag*

*TAKE GFX*

SO FAR - FIVE OF THE NINE CANDIDATES HAVE SIGNED THE CONTRACT.

THE OTHER FOUR SAY THEY HAVE NO DESIRE TO ADD THEIR NAME- ALTHOUGH SOME DO AGREE WITH THE REFORMS.

On Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 4:23 PM, Sophie Nielsen-Kolding sophie.nielsen-kolding@nbc-2.com wrote:

ONE COLLIER COUNTY PARENT IS TAKING SCHOOL BOARD ACCOUNTABILITY INTO HIS OWN HANDS.

HE'S ACTUALLY CREATED A CONTRACT FOR THE BOARD CANDIDATES TO SIGN.

NBC-2'S SOPHIE NIELSEN-KOLDING TELLS US WHAT IT DEMANDS - AND WHO'S TAKEN THE PLEDGE.

*take pkg*

Douglass Lewis parent 152034 I've been here 15 years, I've watched the elected board members point to Tallahassee and say, look we can't control what they're doing in Tallahassee, point to the superintendent, put blame there and say, look, we can't control the superintendent. 11

TIRED OF IT - PARENT DOUGLASS LEWIS PUT HIS LAW EXPERTISE TO WORK. AND DREW UP A CONTRACT… FOR SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES.

Douglass Lewis parent 152102 these candidates are now taking a position.

THE CONTRACT WITH COLLIER COUNTY ASKS CANDIDATES TO PLEDGE, THAT DURING ONE OR MORE OF THE FIRST THREE RECULAR BOARD MEETINGS. THAT THEY WILL BRING SEVEN MAJOR REFORMS UP FOR A VOTE.

*gfx* THOSE INCLUDE REQUIRING BOARD MEETINGS TO COMMENCE ON OR AFTER 5:30

*gfx* ELIMINATING "BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE" in K THROUGH FIVE PROGRAMS.

*gfx* AND DIRECTING THE BOARDS ATTORNEY TO DECLARE THE SUPERINTENDENT'S CONTRACT EXTENSION AS VOID.

*CAR NAT*

JB HOLMES ALREADY MADE THE COMMITMENT.

JB Holmes/ Did Sign

152713 I don't want to look at it as a matter of helping me or hurting me, I want to look at it as a matter of stating my position so the people understand where I'm coming from. 11

roy terry candidate 153526 first of all I just don't believe in signing contracts. I think that once you do that you've given away your vote. 6

IN AN EMAIL ROY TERRY TOLD LEWIS THAT HE DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO SIGN ON AS A BOARD MEMBER.

HE SAYS THE DISTRICT IS ALREADY TAKING CARE OF A LOT OF THE ISSUES.

roy terry/ Did Not Sign

153626 At the last board meeting I talked about reviewing the process we're doing for setting up the superintendent's contract or changes in the contract. I've also been up in Tallahassee talking about Common core and more local control of our school district. 15

LEAVING IT UP TO THE VOTERS TO DECIDE COME NOVEMBER.

IN CC, SNK, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE PLEDGE-OC


SO FAR - FIVE OF THE NINE CANDIDATES HAVE SIGNED THE CONTRACT.

THE OTHER FOUR SAY THEY WON'T SIGN IT. ALTHOUGH SOME DO AGREE WITH THE REFORMS. Return to index of stories...


POT IN CAR WINDOW-SSWIPE


A COUPLE OF MEN IN CLEARWATER MADE IT REALLY EASY FOR POLICE.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PICTURE-

YES THAT'S A POT PLANT HANGING OUT THE WINDOW OF THEIR CAR.

THE TWO MEN TOLD POLICE THEY JUST STOLE THE PLANTS FROM AN ACQUAINTANCE WHO OWED THEM 100 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


BUS CRASH ON CAM-NATSVOTOPS


QUICK NATS OF THE CRASH

CRAZY VIDEO OF A BUS CRASH IN SAN ANTONIO.

THE BUS WAS HIT FROM THE RIGHT SIDE BY A CAR THAT RAN A STOP SIGN.

THAT CAUSED THE BUS TO HIT AN S-U-V-

THEN IT JUMPS A CURB AND SMASHES THROUGH FENCES AND INTO TWO HOMES.

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TRUMP PLAZA-VOWIPE


THIS IS SOMETHING YOU DON'T HEAR EVERY DAY-

DONALD TRUMP WANTS HIS NAME TAKEN *OFF SOMETHING.

TRUMP HAS FILED A LAWSUIT IN NEW JERSEY.

HE'S DEMANDING THE TRUMP TAJ MAHAL AND THE TROUBLED TRUMP PLAZA TAKE TRUMP OUT OF THE NAME.

HE SAYS THE ATLANTIC CITY CASINOS AREN'T GOOD ENOUGH TO BEAR HIS NAME.

TRUMP RAN THEM IN THE 80S AND 90S BUT SOLD HIS STAKE BACK IN 2009. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL POT APP-VOTOPS


GETTING MEDICAL MARIJUANA JUST GOT EASIER FOR SOME PEOPLE IN COLORADO, WASHINGTON STATE AND CALIFORNIA.

A NEW APP LAUNCHED THIS WEEK PROMISES TO HAVE THE DRUG DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME.

IT'S CALLED "EAZE-UP."

ONCE IT CHECKS YOUR ELIGIBILITY-

IT PROMISES TO DELIVER MEDICAL MARIJUANA TO YOU IN JUST 10-MINUTES.

THE DRIVERS ARE PAID BY THE DISPENSARIES SO THE SERVICE IS FREE. Return to index of stories...


TMI SEX ED BOOK-VOWIPE


PARENTS IN CALIFORNIA ARE OUTRAGED OVER A NEW SEX ED TEXTBOOK

PARENTS SAY THE BOOK MENTIONS SEX TOYS AND EVEN BONDAGE.

MANY ARE UPSET IT'S GOING TO BE HANDED OUT TO THEIR NINTH GRADERS.

ALREADY MORE THAN 12 HUNDRED PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED A PETITION TO PULL THE BOOK.

BUT NOT EVERYONE IS SO UPSET. Return to index of stories...


TMI SEX ED BOOK-SOTVO


"The information there is factual, there's nothing there that's going to make him go exploring more than they have access to on their smart phones or the internet, so nothing made me feel that it was inappropriate."

THE SUPERINTENDENT IS DEFENDING THE TEXTBOOK.

HE SAYS IT'S THE ONE HEALTH TEACHERS WANTED- AND IT'S THE ONE THE SCHOOL BOARD APPROVED.

HE HAS NO PLANS TO CHANGE IT NOW. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


DOES THE STATE OF FLORIDA OWE YOU MONEY?

NBC 2 UNCOVERED TO 1.5 BILLION DOLLARS IN UNCLAIMED MONEY AND PROPERTY.

COMING UP WE WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO ONE WOMAN WHO GOT A CHECK FOR 40 THOUSAND DOLLARS TODAY. MONEY SHE NEVER KNEW EXISTED.

AND WE'LL TELL YOU HOW YOU CAN FIND OUT IF YOU ARE OWED ANYTHING

PLUS.

40:37 I couldn't believe after 73.5 years of fighting, hoping, praying and people helping me

THAT WOMAN IS FINALLY GETTING CLOSURE, DECADES AFTER HER BROTHER DIED AT THE DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS IN THE PANHANDLE.

HIS REMAINS ARE THE FIRST TO BE IDENTIFIED.

AT SIX, A CAPE CORAL MAN WHO ALSO WENT TO THAT SCHOOL REACTS TO TODAY'S BREAKTHROUGH. Return to index of stories...


TZ3)UNCLAIMED MONEY


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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A) DOZIER DNA TESTING-SOTVO


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PORCH SHOOTING VERDICT-OTS-VO


THE DETROIT MAN ACCUSED IN THE SO CALLED "PORCH SHOOTING" TRIAL WAS JUST FOUND GUILTY OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER.

THIS COMES AFTER JUST ONE DAY OF DELIBERATION.

LAST NOVEMBER TED WAFER SHOT AND KILLED AN UNARMED 19-YEAR-OLD WOMAN ON THE FRONT PORCH OF HIS HOUSE.

WAFER SAID HE WAS AFRAID FOR HIS LIFE WHEN SHE WAS DRUNK-

POUNDING ON HIS DOOR.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE HAD CRASHED HER CAR AND WAS SEEKING HELP.

SENTENCING WILL BE IN TWO WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


OSCAR PISTORIUS-VOTOPS


THE OSCAR PISTORIUS MURDER TRIAL IS WRAPPING UP.

THE FORMER OLYMPIC RUNNER WAS BACK IN A SOUTH AFRICAN COURT ROOM TODAY FOR THE START OF CLOSING ARGUMENTS.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE'VE SEEN HIM IN A MONTH.

THE PROSECUTOR WENT TODAY-

THE DEFENSE GOES TOMORROW.

THE JUDGE MAKING IT CLEAR TODAY- SHE WANTS THIS CASE IN THE HANDS OF A JURY BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


MOTHER ARRESTED IN FL-VO


A FLORIDA MOTHER HAS JUST BEEN ARRESTED MORE THAN 20 YEARS AFTER HER SON DISAPPEARED.

MICHELLE LODZINSKI HAS ALWAYS CLAIMED HER FIVE YEAR-OLD SON DISAPPEARED FROM A CARNIVAL RIDE IN NEW JERSEY.

HIS REMAINS WERE FOUND IN A FIELD SEVERAL MONTHS LATER.

DEPUTIES IN PORT SAINT LUCIE JUST ARRESTED HER FOR HER SON'S MURDER. Return to index of stories...


TV RECALL-TRX-CGVIDBOXTOPS


RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE AN NBC2 CONSUMER ALERT.

VIZIO IS RECALLING THOUSANDS OF FLAT SCREEN TVs.

IT'S DUE TO A FAULTY STAND ON IT'S 39-AND-42 INCH E-SERIES FLAT SCREEN TELEVISIONS.

THE COMPANY SAYS THAT'S CAUSING SOME TELEVISIONS TO TIP OVER UNEXPECTEDLY. Return to index of stories...


skinny shaming-VO


THERE'S NEW CONTROVERY OVER BODY IMAGE IN ADVERTISING.

THIS TIME FOR MODELS THAT ARE *TOO* SKINNY.

THERE WAS A LOT OF OUTCRY AFTER THE GAP TWEETED A PICTURE OF A MODEL WEARING A PLAID DRESS.

SOCIAL MEDIA BLEW UP WITH PEOPLE SAYING SHE WAS UNHEALTHY AND WAY TOO THIN.

IT'S CALLED SKINNY SHAMING.

THE GAP SAYS THE COMPANY'S INTENION IS TO CELEBRATE DIVERSITY AND CUSTOMER FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT TO THEM. Return to index of stories...


UNCLAIMED MONEY-2SHOT


THE STATE OF FLORIDA MAY OWE YOU MONEY.

OFFICIALS ARE HOLDING ONE AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS IN UNCLAIMED CASH AND PROPERTY

JEWELRY, COINS, HISTORICAL ITEMS MUCH OF IT COMES FROM DORMANT FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS, OR UNCLAIMED SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES.

THIS WEEKEND, THEY WILL AUCTION OFF SOME OF THE THOUSANDS OF ITEMS. Return to index of stories...


UNCLAIMED MONEY-PKG


**PKG**

**NAT** 5846 18:48:35- 18:48:39 Teresa Tran

"This check is for $40,581.50…. wow…"

SHE'S 26, OWNS HER OWN SUSHI RESTAURANT, IS LOOKING TO OPEN A SECOND ONE…

**SOT** 18:49:29-18:49:30 Teresa Tran

":: laughs:: is this real?::laughs:;

AND JUST GIVEN A CHECK FOR 40-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN HER NAME SHE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW EXISTED AND TILL TODAY….

**SOT** Teresa Tran

19:02:21-19:02:23

"I got that letter, is this real?::laughs::"

AND IT'S REAL.

BUT LIKE TERESA TRAN THERE ARE MILLIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE ACROSS THE STATE OF FLORIDA WHOSE MONEY HAS BEEN SITTING IN THE BUREAU OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY… FOR SOME PEOPLE SINCE THE 1960S

THE DIVISION HAS TAKEN IN NEARLY 400-MILLION DOLLARS THIS YEAR.

THEY'VE RETURNED ABOUT 60 PERCENT TO THE OWNERS OR HEIRS.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THE MONEY WILL ALWAYS BE THERE.

18:53:23-18:53:31 Walter Graham

"If you receive some type of solicitation and it says time is running out, you better…that's not true. Time never runs out, it's claimable indefinitely."

**SOT**

18:49:35-18:49:45 Teresa Tran

"I'm giving this all to my mother. I'm not taking a penny, I'm giving it all to her… "

TERESA IS GIVING IT BACK TO HER MOM WHO ALONG WITH FAMILY MEMBERS STARTED TWO DIFFERENT MUTUAL FUNDS IN TERESA'S NAME THAT AMASSED TO MORE THAN 40-GRAND.

AFTER BEING DORMANT AND UNTOUCHED FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS, THE STATE TOOK CUSTODY OF THE MONEY WHICH IS NOW HEADED BACK TO THE RIGHT HANDS…

"19:01:16-19:01:30 Teresa Tran

"we came from Vietnam wit nothing, we're a tight-knit family, so we've always tried to support eachother and that's the beauty of being in the States that we're able to do that and we're able to lie this American dream in a sense. Return to index of stories...


UNCLAIMED MONEY-OC, CG, BNR


WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT THERE ARE

MORE THAN 157 UNCLAIMED ACCOUNTS IN LEE COUNTY

TOTALING MORE THAN 38 MILLION DOLLARS

IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY THERE ARE 46 THOUSAND ACCOUNTS, TOTALING NEARLY 14 MILLION DOLLARS

AND IN COLLIER, 86 THOUSAND UNCLAIMED ACCOUNTS WORTH 23-POINT 4 MILLION.

TO SEE IF YOU HAVE ANY UNCLAIMED MONEY, GO TO OUR WEBSITE, AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS.

LOOK FOR THE LINK TO FLORIDA TREASURER HUNT. Return to index of stories...


SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


STRAIGHT AHEAD AT SIX.

A GROUP OF TEENS FROM COLLIER COUNTY HAD A SHAVING CREAM PARTY AND MAY HAVE CONTAMINATED A LAKE.

NOW, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS STEPPING IN.

AND THE NAPLES SOPHOMORE WHO'S CHANGING THE LIVES OF AMPUTEES WITH HER INCREDIBLE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT. Return to index of stories...