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KEY LIST EBOLA HEALTH EMERGENCY-TRX OC VO
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HL1) DAY CARE ARREST-TRX VOTOPS COLLIER TEXTING-OC VO
HL2) HAWAII HURRICANES-TRX VOTOPS LEE COUNTY JAILBIRD TWEETS-TRX CGTOPS
HL3)-TRX VOTOPS SHAVING CREAM FIGHT-OC SS(3) SOT SS
OPEN-CLIP CHIKUNGUNYA TX-OTS
BREAKING-TRX OC DOG FIGHTING SWFL-TRX VOTOPS
IRAQ AIRSTRIKES-TRX TCMON DOG FIGHTING SWFL-SOTVO
IRAQ AIRSTRIKES-PKG MEMORIAL WALL STAMP-OC VO-WIPE
DAY CARE ARREST-PLASMA VO-PLASMA MEMORIAL WALL STAMP-SOTVO
DAY CARE ARREST-PKG HODA TURNS 50 SWFL PROCLAMATION-OC SS(2) SOT SS
C 43 RESERVOIR-TRX OC EBOXES TEASE FOUR-TRX
C 43 RESERVOIR-PKG TZ4 A) GATOR ATTACK-VOTOPS
12 YO STEALS TRUCK-OC SS TZ4 B) FICO CREDIT SCORE-VOTOPS
MISSING TAMPA KID-OC SS WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
FM DEATH INVESTIGATION-TRX SSTOPS GATOR ATTACK-TRX VO-PLASMA
A&W BULB AND MCGREGOR INTERSECTION-OC VO-WIPE GATOR ATTACK-PKG
A&W BULB AND MCGREGOR INTERSECTION-SOTVO GATOR ATTACK-OC
CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION-OC VO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
LIGHTNING FLASHES ISS-TRX VOTOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
HAWAII HURRICANES-TRX OC FLY-EBOXES BREAKING 2SH-TRX 2SH
HAWAII HURRICANES-PKG LIVE SHOT-LIVE
WEATHER TZ-STC LIVE SHOT-VO-WIPE
TEASE ONE-TRX LIVE SHOT-SOTVO
TZ1 A) PISTORIUS TRIAL-VOTOPS BOY GATOR ATTACK-SSTOPS
TZ1 B) GOOD FOOD BAD TEETH-VOTOPS MARATHONER BEAR ATTACK-TRX SOTTOPS VO
PISTORIUS TRIAL-TRX OC MARATHONER BEAR ATTACK-SOTVO
PISTORIUS TRIAL-PKG NJ BEAR WALKING-OC VO
ISRAEL GAZA CEASEFIRE-TRX VOTOPS BACK TO SCHOOL TECH-BUBBA
FATAL CARJACKING MORE CHARGES-TRX OC VO BACK TO SCHOOL TECH-PKG
CHILD CAUSES WHITE HOUSE LOCKDOWN-TRX VOTOPS FL CONSUMER SPENDING-OTS
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP FICO CREDIT SCORE-OC VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL GM ANOTHER RECALL-OC VO
GOOD FOOD BAD TEETH-CLIP VOTOPS VO-PLASMA BEST MONTH TO BUY CARS-VOTOPS OC
GOOD FOOD BAD TEETH-PKG MALAYSIA AIRLINES OFF STOCK MARKET-VOTOPS OC
GOOD FOOD BAD TEETH-VO-PLASMA NETFLIX VS HBO-VOTOPS
COGNITIVE FUNCTION-OC VO GMAIL ADDS FEATURE-VOTOPS
FITNESS TEEN DEPRESSION-OC VO COOLEST COOLER KICKSTARTER-2SH VO
PARENTS DISTRACTED DRIVING-TRX VOTOPS BEST CITIES-2SH CG(2)
TZ TWO: FUGITIVE FRIDAY-TRX SSTOPS COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
FUGITIVE FRIDAY-TRX 3SH A) MAIL DUMP-VO TOPS
FUGITIVE FRIDAY-SS(5) B) IA POLICE CHASE-VOTOPS
FUGITIVE FRIDAY-3SH TS1) SEX STING-TRX VOTOPS
TEASE THREE-2SHOT TS2) day care arrest-VOTOPS
TZ3 A) EBOLA HEALTH EMERGENCY-VOTOPS TS3) c43 reservoir-VOTOPS
TZ3 B) SHAVING CREAM-VOTOPS MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
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TS3) C 43 RESERVOIR-VOTOPS CHILD SEX STING-REM-LIVE
COAST GUARD RESCUE-TRX VOTOPS CHILD SEX STING-SS
BOATER MISSING SEARCH SUSPENDED-OTS CHILD SEX STING-SOTVO
FL MAP VOTING-TRX OC VO CHILD SEX STING-REM-LIVE


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SHE LIED ABOUT HER NAME, TO RUN FROM AUTHORITIES.

MEANWHILE, SHE RAN A CHILD CARE BUSINESS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, CARING FOR OUR KIDS.

WHAT JUST HAPPENED IN THE COURTROOM, AFTER AUTHORITIES FINALLY CAUGHT UP WITH HER.

AS THE HURRICANE ACTIVITY HAS BEEN DOUBLE THE TROUBLE ON THE PACIFIC COAST, WE'RE LEARNING A CHANGE IN THE FORECAST, RIGHT HERE FOR US.

NBC-2 UNCOVERING WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT THIS HURRICANE SEASON. Return to index of stories...


HL1) DAY CARE ARREST-TRX VOTOPS


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HL2) HAWAII HURRICANES-TRX VOTOPS


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HL3)-TRX VOTOPS


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OPEN-CLIP


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BREAKING-TRX OC


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW ON NBC-2 NEWS AT NOON.

THE F-A-A HAS JUST BANNED ALL U-S AIRLINES, FROM FLYING OVER IRAQ.

IT'S SAFETY MEASURE DUE TO ALL THE THREAT FROM CURRENT HOSTILITIES.

CHAD, YOU HAVE THE LATEST ON THIS CURRENT SITUATION. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ AIRSTRIKES-TRX TCMON


JUST A DAY AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA AUTHORIZED "LIMITED" AIRSTRIKES.

THEY'RE ALREADY PROTECTING BOTH U-S PERSONNEL IN NORTHERN IRAQ AND REFUGEES TRAPPED ON A MOUNTAINTOP.

NBC'S JENNIFER JOHNSON REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ AIRSTRIKES-PKG


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DAY CARE ARREST-PLASMA VO-PLASMA


IT'S WHERE PARENTS TOOK THEIR CHILDREN, TO KEEP THEM SAFE WHILE THEY WENT TO WORK, AND RAN ERRANDS.

NOW A FORT MYERS DAY CARE IS SHUT DOWN, THE WOMAN WHO RAN IT, BEHIND BARS.

NBC-2 CAMERAS WERE ROLLING IN COURT AS CHRISTINA PERERA - A CONVICTED FELON - APPEARED BEFORE A JUDGE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE RAN DANIELS ACADEMY PRESCHOOL UNDER A FALSE IDENTITY.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER IS OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


DAY CARE ARREST-PKG


TAKE LIVE

IT TURNS OUT MARION COUNTY HAD A WARRANT OUT FOR CHRISTINA PERERA'S ARREST FOR VIOLATING PROBATION - SHE'S BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND HERE UNTIL THEY PICK HER UP.

DAYCARE STAFF AND PARENTS OF THE 20 KIDS SHE CARED FOR HAD NO IDEA WHO THEY WERE REALLY DEALING WITH.

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THAT'S BECAUSE THIS WOMAN WAS GOING BY THE NAME HOLLY HAWKINS. KIDS KNEW HER AS "MISS HOLLY."

WE DUG UP QUITE A RECORD ON PERERA - SHE'S BEEN ARRESTED NINE TIMES BEFORE AND GET THIS - SHE'S RAN DAYCARES BEFORE AND HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR NOT DISCLOSING SHE WAS RUNNING THEM.

SHE'S ALSO BEEN CHARGED WITH A NUMBER OF FRAUD, DRUG AND GRAND THEFT CHARGES.

TAKE LIVE

YOU CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW PARENTS ARE FEELING NOW KNOWING WHO THEY WERE LEAVING THEIR CHILDREN WITH.

THIS MORNING WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW SHE WAS ABLE TO GET AWAY WITH DOING THIS FOR SO LONG AND HOW INVESTIGATORS EVENTUALLY DISCOVERED HER. COUNT US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON ANY DEVELOPMENTS AS SOON AS WE GET THEM. Return to index of stories...


C 43 RESERVOIR-TRX OC EBOXES


A WATER QUALITY PROJECT TO KEEP OUR SHORELINE CLEAN IS ON HOLD.

WORK WAS SUPPOSED TO BEGIN ON THE C-43 RESERVOIR THIS OCTOBER.

NOW NBC-2 IS LEARNING IT'S PUSHED BACK UNTIL FEBRUARY.

WHY?

THE PROJECT WOULD DIVERT FRESH WATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE. TO THE RESERVOIR IN HENDRY COUNTY.

NBC-2'S ALEX DE ARMAS JOINS US FROM THE RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER IN FORT MYERS, WHERE THIS WILL ALL BE DISCUSSED IN LESS THAN AN HOUR.

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C 43 RESERVOIR-PKG


LIVE

THIS IS A BIG TALKER HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-- IT HAS BEEN FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW.

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A PROJECT THAT WOULD REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF WATER RELEASED FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH THE SPOKESPERSON FOR SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGMENT.

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IM TOLD Construction was PUSHED BACK TO FEBRUARY because RIGHT NOW- the land for the permanent c 43 Reservoir is being used to hold excess water that would have gone into the Caloosahatee river.

- AT THIS MOMENT that land DESIGNATED FOR THE permanent c 43 Reservoir -- has a small pocket where water can be stored for now along with temporary pumps.

- in order for construction to begin, the water held there has to be removed-- MEANING RELEASED INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE river AND EVENTUALLY INTO THE GOLF OF MEXICO.

-SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS TELL ME THEY RATHER WAIT FOR THE DRY SEASON TO RELEASE THAT WATER AND START CONSTRUCTION.

- construction will include building the permanent Reservoir.

THERE IS A PUBLIC MEETING AND COMMUNITY FORUM ABOUT OUR WATER QUALITY TODAY.

IT'S AT RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER IN FORT MYERS AT 1PM.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO BE THERE. ADA Return to index of stories...


12 YO STEALS TRUCK-OC SS


HE'S A DANGER TO FLORIDA ROADWAYS, AND HE'S NOT EVEN LEGAL TO DRIVE.

THAT'S NOT STOPPING ONE 12 YEAR OLD ACCUSED OF STEALING A TRUCK FROM HIS NEIGHBOR.

YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD OF THIS BOY BEFORE!

HE'S ALSO ACCUSED OF STEALING TWO SCHOOL BUSES IN BAY COUNTY, EARLIER THIS SUMMER.

AUTHORITIES SAY WHEN THEY FOUND THE BOY THURSDAY HIS ANKLE MONITOR WAS CUT OFF.

IT'S BEEN REPORTED THE BOY ATTEMPTED TO STEAL HIS MOTHER'S CAR WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

WHEN IT DIDN'T START, POLICE SAY HE TOOK HIS NEIGHBOR'S TRUCK. Return to index of stories...


MISSING TAMPA KID-OC SS


RIGHT NOW AUTHORITIES ARE ASKING YOU TO KEEP A LOOK OUT FOR A MISSING TEEN FROM THE TAMPA AREA.

ELIJAH HOSEIN WAS LAST SEEN IN LUTZ.

HE MAY BE TRAVELING IN A 2002 BEIGE HONDA ACCORD, WITH A TEMPORARY FLORIDA TAG.

IF YOU KNOW WHERE HE COULD BE, CONTACT THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, OR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEPUTIES. Return to index of stories...


FM DEATH INVESTIGATION-TRX SSTOPS


AND IN FORT MYERS. THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES AS POLICE WORK TO UNCOVER THE IDENTIFY OF A BODY FOUND TWO DAYS AGO.

IT WAS FIRST SPOTTED NEAR A BUSINESS ON BRAMAN AVENUE. JUST SOUTH OF HANSON STREET.

NBC 2 CONTINUING TO FOLLOW UP ON THIS INVESTIGATION.

THE MINUTE WE GET NEW INFORMATION. WE'LL BE SURE TO PASS IT ALONG. Return to index of stories...


A&W BULB AND MCGREGOR INTERSECTION-OC VO-WIPE


SOME CONCERNED LEE COUNTY DRIVERS THINK THEY HAVE A WAY TO MAKE AN INTERSECTION SAFTER BUT TRAFFIC ENGINEERS DON'T AGREE.

F-DOT SAYS THEY'VE CONDUCTED STUDIES, AND THEY SHOW NO NEED FOR A TRAFFIC LIGHT AT MCGREGOR BOULEVARD AND A&W BULB.

NBC-2 TALKED TO RESIDENTS OF THE HERITAGE COVE COMMUNITY WHO ARE PUSHING FOR CHANGES. Return to index of stories...


A&W BULB AND MCGREGOR INTERSECTION-SOTVO


we don't want someone to have to die before you give us a light that is exactly what it sounded like today at our meeting. There were a lot of boos a lot of unhappy people that were there

F-DOT IS PLANNING A DIFFERENT SAFETY SOLUTION AT THAT INTERSECTION.

THEY PLAN TO LENGTHEN TURN LANES, OPEN UP THE MEDIAN, AND GET RID OF THE OPTION TO TURN LEFT ONTO MCGREGOR FROM A-AND-W BULB.

CONSTRUCTION COULD START BY THE END OF NEXT SUMMER. Return to index of stories...


CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION-OC VO


MORE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITIES ARE LOOKING TO PREPARE FOR LIGHTNING WITH DETECTION SYSTEMS.

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

A DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH KILLED ONE MAN TWO WEEKS AGO.

TWO TEENS WERE ALSO INJURED.

JUST THIS WEEK THE MOST CRITICALLY INJURED TEEN SPOKE OUT 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 NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING FLASHES ISS-TRX VOTOPS


THIS VIDEO FROM NASA SHOWS OFF THE AMAZING POWER OF LIGHTNING.

YOU CAN SEE MOTHER NATURE'S FURY ON EARTH. ALL THE WAY FROM SPACE.

THOSE BRIGHT FLASHES ARE ACTUALLY LIGHTNING.

A NASA ASTRONAUT SHOT THIS VIDEO FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION AND SAYS THE BRIGHT SIGHT LEFT HIM -- QUOTE -- "SPEECHLESS." Return to index of stories...


HAWAII HURRICANES-TRX OC FLY-EBOXES


NBC-2 IS MONITORING ISELLE.

IT HAS WEAKENED TO A TROPICAL STORM. NEAR HAWAII.

BUT JULIO IS RIGHT BEHIND IT.

HURRICANE ISELLE LOST SOME OF ITS PUNCH AS IT HIT HAWAII'S BIG ISLAND.

BUT ISELLE'S WIND AND RAIN STILL HAD ENOUGH FORCE TO KNOCK OUT TREES AND ELECTRICITY.

NBC'S JACOB RASCON REPORTS FROM HAWAII. Return to index of stories...


HAWAII HURRICANES-PKG


A HURRICANE WARNING IN EFFECT ON THE BIG ISLAND WHERE WE ARE BECAUSE OF WIND GUSTS EXPECTED UP TO 85 MILES PER HOUR.

THE CENTER OF THE STORM EXPECTED TO PASS SOON JUST TO THE SOUTH OF WHERE WE ARE.

UP TO TWELVE INCHES OF RAIN EXPECTED IN SOME AREAS. WHICH COULD CAUSE LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODING AND ROCK AND MUDSLIDES AS WELL.

AND ALREADY WE HAVE REPORTS OF 18-THOUSAND PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER IN THE CITY OF HILO BECAUSE OF DOWN POWER LINES AND TRANSMISSION LINES DUE TO THE STORM.

AND AS WELL ACROSS THIS AND EVERY ISLAND, SCHOOLS, TRANSIT, COURTS, STATE OFFICES ALL CLOSED FOR THE DAY.

MANY OF THE SCHOOLS DOUBLING AS EMERGENCY SHELTERS AND MANY TAKING ADVANTAGE.

MORE THAN 12-HUNDRED ON THE BIG ISLAND ALONE SAID TO BE SEEKING REFUGE IN ONE OF THOSE SHELTERS.

AND THEN THERE IS ALSO THE THREAT OF STORM SURGE.

THE SEA SWELLS ARE CRASHING INTO THE SHORE EVERYWHERE INCLUDING BEHIND ME.

COUNTLESS BOATS ALONG THE SEASHORE ARE THREATENED AS WELL AS NEIGHBORHOODS THAT DOT THE SHORELINE.

IN HILO, HAWAII I'M JACOB RASCON, BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER TZ-STC


WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-TRX


TODAY OSCAR PISTORIUS SPENT HIS FINAL HOURS IN COURT, AS THE DEFENSE WORKED TO CLEAR HIS NAME.

NBC-2 FINDS OUT WHEN WE CAN EXPECT A VERDICT.

THEN --

THE FOODS THAT ARE SO GOOD FOR YOU, COULD BE BAD FOR YOU TOO.

WE'LL TELL YOU THE ONE PART OF YOUR BODY THAT SUFFERS, WHEN YOU FOLLOW A HEALTHY DIET. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) PISTORIUS TRIAL-VOTOPS


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PISTORIUS TRIAL-TRX OC


THE OSCAR PISTORIUS MURDER TRIAL COMES TO A CLOSE IN SOUTH AFRICA.

WITH CLOSING ARGUMENTS OVER, WE'RE LEARNING WHEN WE'LL HEAR A VERDICT IN THE HIGH PROFILE CASE.

NBC'S JEFF ROSSEN REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TRIAL-PKG


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ISRAEL GAZA CEASEFIRE-TRX VOTOPS


A 3-DAY TRUCE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS IN GAZA HAS ENDED.

TODAY WE LEARNED PEACE TALKS IN CAIRO HAVE HIT A ROAD-BLOCK.

AS THE CEASE-FIRE ENDS THE ISRAELI MILITARY SAYS GAZA MILITANTS FIRED SEVERAL ROCKET.

ISRAEL INTERCEPTED ONE ROCKET.

THE OTHERS HIT OPEN AREAS.

ISRAEL HAS NOW ALSO RESUMED STRIKES ON GAZA IN RESPONSE. Return to index of stories...


FATAL CARJACKING MORE CHARGES-TRX OC VO


NOW AN UPDATE ON A TRAGIC STORY FROM PHILADELPHIA.

TWO WEEKS AGO WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THE 3 CHILDREN WHO WERE KILLED AFTER A CAR JACKING AND A HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT.

WELL, WE ARE JUST LEARNING THAT THE MOTHER OF THOSE THREE KIDS. JUST DIED.

KEISHA WILLIAMS AND HER CHILDREN WERE SELLING FRUIT ON THE SIDEWALK TO RAISE MONEY FOR A PLAYGROUND FOR THEIR CHURCH ON JULY 25.

THAT'S WHEN A CARJACKED S-U-V JUMPED THE CURB, CRASHING INTO THEM.

JONATHAN ROSA AND CORNELIUS CRAWFORD HAVE BEEN CHARGED IN THE INCIDENT.

EACH FACING 15 COUNTS INCLUDING SECOND-DEGREE MURDER AND CARJACKING. Return to index of stories...


CHILD CAUSES WHITE HOUSE LOCKDOWN-TRX VOTOPS


A LOCKDOWN AT THE WHITEHOUSE. ALL BECAUSE OF A WANDERING TODDLER.

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT BEFORE THE PRESIDENT GAVE HIS STATEMENT ON IRAQ.

THE LITTLE BOY SQUEEZED THROUGH THE WHITE HOUSE FENCE, CAUSING A COMMOTION WITH SECRET SERVICE.

INSTEAD OF QUESTIONING, THE LITTLE BOY GOT A FEW MINUTES IN TIME-OUT AND THEN LEFT WITH HIS PARENTS. Return to index of stories...


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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.

Another Round of Storms Possible Friday

With a light onshore wind direction Friday, any showers and storms that do get going will be primarily inland like Thursday. Also, activity looks to be pretty isolated through the day.

Nothing else out of the ordinary to wrap up the work week here in Southwest Florida. Expect high temperatures to top out right around 92° or 93° again this afternoon.

A sneak peek at the weekend.

Both Saturday & Sunday will be hot and humid with highs running a few degrees above the normal. Each day rain chances will be possible farther inland, leaving most coastal areas pretty dry - beach plans are a go.

Some drier air pushes into the region early next week which will keep rain chances lower than normal Monday and possibly Tuesday too. Return to index of stories...


GOOD FOOD BAD TEETH-CLIP VOTOPS VO-PLASMA


WHILE A HEALTHY DIET IS GOOD FOR THE BODY, SOME HEALTH FOODS MAY BE HARMING YOUR TEETH.

SOME RAW AND UNCOOKED FOODS CAN CAUSE DAMAGE BY CHIPPING TEETH.

WHEN FOOD GETS STUCK BETWEEN THE TEETH, IT CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS GUM PROBLEMS.

DOCTOR BRUCE HENSEL REPORTS ON HOW TO GET THE BENEFITS OF HEALTHY FOOD, WITHOUT ENDING UP IN THE DENTIST'S CHAIR. Return to index of stories...


GOOD FOOD BAD TEETH-PKG


MARINA MUNOZ NEVER THOUGHT SHE'D END UP AT HER DENTISTS BECAUSE OF THE HEALTHY FOOD SHE EATS.

"i eat a lot of kale and quinoa. granola. yogurt. carrots."

AS NUTRITIOUS AS ALL THOSE ARE. THE FACT IS THE HEALTHIEST FOOD MAY CAUSE THE MOST DAMAGE FOR THE TEETH.

"healthy foods can break teeth. healthy foods can simply chip teeth. healthy foods can get trapped in between your teeth."

THAT CAN HAPPEN WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF THINGS. FROM HARD APPLES AND CARROTS TO HARD NUTS AND BEANS. CAULIFLOWER. BROCCOLI. TAFFY. EVEN HARD KALE TREATS.

AS MARINA LEARNED.

"so the damage i had to my teeth with my veneers coming off. missing teeth and chips and cracks."

LUCKILY NONE OF THE DAMAGE WAS PERMANENT. HER DENTIST ROBERT FIELDS WAS ABLE TO FIX IT ALL WITH BONDS. VENEERS AND OTHER TECHNIQUES.

MARINA AND FIELDS HAVE SOME ADVICE FOR OTHERS WHO WANT TO EAT HEALTHY.

"as you take that bite of food. digest it. chew it slowly. digest it carefully before you take the next bite. don't be in a rush."

"so i eat all the same foods that i would typically eat but i don't bite apples. i usually eat slices of apples. and i chew granola in the back of my mouth." Return to index of stories...


GOOD FOOD BAD TEETH-VO-PLASMA


IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO FLOSS AFTER MEALS AS WELL.

TRAPPED FOOD PIECES CAN LEAD TO INFECTION AND DECAY. Return to index of stories...


COGNITIVE FUNCTION-OC VO


MANY STUDIES HAVE LOOKED AT HOW BRAIN FUNCTION IS AFFECTED *AFTER A STROKE.

WELL NOW NEW RESEARCH FINDS.

BRAIN FUNCTION MAY IMPACT A PERSON'S RISK OF *HAVING A STROKE.

SENIORS WITH NO HISTORY OF STROKE WERE GIVEN MEMORY, ATTENTION AND THINKING TESTS.

THOSE WITH LOWER SCORES. HAD A 61-PERCENT HIGHER CHANCE OF EVENTUALLY HAVING A STROKE.

EXPERTS SAY CLOSER EXAMINATION OF MENTAL HEALTH MAY HELP PREVENT FUTURE STROKES IN OLDER ADULTS. Return to index of stories...


FITNESS TEEN DEPRESSION-OC VO


A NEW STUDY OF SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS FOUND THOSE WHO PERFORMED BETTER ON A CARDIO-RESPIRATORY FITNESS TEST.

WERE LESS LIKELY TO FEEL DEPRESSED DURING SEVENTH GRADE.

THIS EFFECT WAS STRONGEST IN GIRLS. BUT BOYS ALSO SHOWED A SMALL MENTAL HEALTH BENEFIT FROM FITNESS.

RESEARCHERS SAY THESE FINDINGS ARE IMPORTANT BECAUSE DEPRESSION THAT BEGINS YOUNG. OFTEN LEADS TO CHRONIC SYMPTOMS LATER IN LIFE. Return to index of stories...


PARENTS DISTRACTED DRIVING-TRX VOTOPS


AND TALKING OR TEXTING WHILE DRIVING IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEADLY CAR CRASHES AMONG TEENAGERS.

A NEW STUDY REVEALS *PARENTS MAY BE PART OF THE PROBLEM!

MORE THAN HALF OF 400 TEENS SURVEYED SAID THEY HAD TALKED ON CELLPHONES WITH THEIR MOM OR DAD WHILE DRIVING.

MANY TEENS SAID THEIR PARENTS GET ANGRY WHEN THEY DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE.

EVEN IF THEY ARE BEHIND THE WHEEL.

THE YOUNG DRIVERS ALSO SAID THEIR OWN PARENTS USE CELLPHONES WHILE DRIVING.

SAFETY ADVOCATES SAY IT'S UP TO PARENTS TO SET THE RIGHT EXAMPLE. Return to index of stories...


TZ TWO: FUGITIVE FRIDAY-TRX SSTOPS


FRAUD, BURLGARIES, AND EVEN MANSLAUGHTER!

CRIMINALS CAUSING TROUBLE OF ALL KINDS ALL OVER SOTHWEST FLORIDA. AND YOU CAN HELP STOP THEM. AND PERHAPS EARN A LITTLE EXTRA CASH!

NBC-2 SHOWS YOU THE LATEST CRIMINALS ON THE RUN. UP NEXT IN FUGITIVE FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


FUGITIVE FRIDAY-TRX 3SH


IT'S FUGITIVE FRIDAY.

AND YOUR HELP COULD PUT SOME BAD GUYS RESPOSNIBLE FOR SERIOUS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CRIMES, BACK IN JAIL.

TONY SCHALL WITH THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS HERE.

TONY, YOU WANT TO GIVE FACE-TIME TO FOUR PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


FUGITIVE FRIDAY-SS(5)


We're starting off our list with a woman who's got a history of passing funny

money around Collier County. Mary Christina Anderson is currently on the

run from three felony warrants, for violating her state probation for grand theft,

credit card fraud and uttering forged bills. This 35 year old fugitive has a lengthy

history in both Lee and Collier Counties for theft and fraud related charges, as

well as drug use. Detectives think this former plumber may have left the area,

but still maintains connections with East Naples and Golden Gate. Anderson is

5'4", 190 pounds and has a tattoo of the name "Christina" on her left shoulder.

Also on the run this week is a fugitive being sought for multiple counts of fraud.

Arthur Lee Henry is on the run after violating his probation following an arrest

for fraudulent activity. According to detectives, Henry was involved with a very

systematic, on-going scheme, where he deposited thousands of dollars worth of

stolen checks into several bank accounts over the course of about two months.

Once the victim realized the checks were missing - and the funds depleted from

his account - an investigation quickly ID'd Henry as the perpetrator. He was

jailed for the offense, and later released on probation. But now, he's violated

those terms and is wanted once again. Henry is a registered convicted felon with

14 arrests under his belt, including the sale and delivery of cocaine, a shooting

incident and aggravated battery on a pregnant victim. He was last known to be

living in Lehigh, and goes by the street name of Pee Wee.

Also on the run this week is Christine Johnson, a repeat offender wanted in

Naples for burglary and grand theft. According to detectives, Johnson has a

history of breaking into homes, then going into hiding. Though she was last

known to be living in Immokalee, there's a chance she could be laying low in the

Hendry County area, or on the east coast of Florida. But no matter where she's

at, all we need is that one tip to bring her back and relocate her to the confines of

the Collier County Jail.

And rounding out our list is Enrique Marta, wanted for DUI manslaughter, and

three counts of drunk driving resulting in serious injury. The crash occurred

just over a year ago on I-75, near the Immokalee Road exit. State troopers

say Marta improperly changed lanes and crashed his car into an on-coming

Expedition, sending both cars into the median. The driver of the Expedition was

ejected and killed instantly - with two other passengers seriously injured. Blood

tests later confirmed that Marta was driving drunk - and now he's hiding from

police. Detectives believe Marta is still in the South Florida area, and they're

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FUGITIVE FRIDAY-3SH


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TEASE THREE-2SHOT


IT'S NOW DECLARED AN INTERNATIONAL HEALTH EMERGENCY.

AND AS PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD CONTINUE TO BECOME WORRIED.

NBC-2 IS HEARING FROM AN EBOLA EXPERT ABOUT WHY THERE'S NO REASON TO BECOME PARANOID.

THEN -- TEENAGERS ARE GETTING IN TROUBLE, FOR A FIGHT.

BUT THEIR WEAPON WASN'T GUNS, IT WASN'T KNIFES.

IN FACT, IT WAS NOTHING HARMFUL AT ALL.

SO WHAT'S THE FUSS?

FIND OUT, COMING UP NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) EBOLA HEALTH EMERGENCY-VOTOPS


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TZ3 B) SHAVING CREAM-VOTOPS


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OPEN 12:30-CLIP


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TS1) DAY CARE ARREST-VOTOPS


A FORT MYERS DAY CARE IS SHUT DOWN, THE WOMAN WHO RAN IT, BEHIND BARS.

NBC-2 CAMERAS WERE ROLLING IN COURT AS CHRISTINA PERERA - A CONVICTED FELON. APPEARED BEFORE A JUDGE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE RAN DANIELS ACADEMY PRESCHOOL UNDER A FALSE IDENTITY.

MARION COUNTY HAD A WARRANT OUT FOR CHRISTINA PERERA'S ARREST FOR VIOLATING PROBATION.

SHE'S BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND HERE UNTIL THEY PICK HER UP.

SHE'S FACING DRUG, GRAND THEFT AND FRAUD CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


TS2) IRAQ AIRSTRIKE-VOTOPS


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AUTHORIZES AIR STRIKES IN IRAQ.

THE U-S MILITARY IS GOING AFTER ISLAMIC MILITANTS.

U-S FIGHTERS TARGETED A PIECE OF ARTILLERY THAT WAS BEING USED TO SHELL KURDISH FORCES.

TO AVOID ANY DANGER, THE F-A-A JUST BANNED ANY U-S FLIGHTS FROM FLYING OVER IRAQ. Return to index of stories...


TS3) C 43 RESERVOIR-VOTOPS


A WATER QUALITY PROJECT TO KEEP OUR SHORELINE CLEAN. IS ON HOLD.

WORK ON THE C-43 RESERVOIR THIS OCTOBER.

IT'S BEING PUSHED BACK UNTIL NEXT FEBRUARY.

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT SAYS ENGINEERS NEED MORE TIME TO STUDY TO PROJECT, THAT WOULD DIVERT FRESH WATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE TO THE RESERVOIR IN HENDRY COUNTY.

NBC-2 IS HEADED TO A PUBLIC MEETING AND FORUM ABOUT OUR WATER QUALITY RIGHT NOW.

IT' STARTS AT 1 AT THE RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


COAST GUARD RESCUE-TRX VOTOPS


YOU'RE LOOKING AT BRAND NEW VIDEO OF A HIGH SEAS RECUE. OFF THE FLOIRDA COAST.

THE COAST GUARD RUSHES OUT TO RESCUE A SICK MAN ON BOARD THE CRUISE SHIP CARNIVAL ECSTASY.

THE SHIP WAS SOME 250 MILES SOUTHWEST OF KEY WEST WHEN THE RESCUE TOOK PLACE.

ACCORDING TO COAST GUARD, THE 51-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS EXPERIENCING HEART ATTACK SYMPTOMS. Return to index of stories...


BOATER MISSING SEARCH SUSPENDED-OTS


NBC-2 ALSO CHECKED IN WITH THE COAST GUARD, ABOUT THE SEARCH FOR A MISSING BOATER OFF KEY LARGO.

AUTHORITIES SAY THEIR SEARCH FOR NOAH CULLEN IS SUSPENDED TODAY.

HE WENT MISSING ON MONDAY AFTERNOON.

LATER THAT DAY A BOATER SPOTTED HIS PARTLY SUBMERGED BOAT IN THE WTAER, SEVERAL MILES OFF SHORE.

THE COAST GUARD CONTACTED THE 24-YEAR OLD'S FAMILY.

THEY SAID HE WAS OVERDUE FROM THE BOAT TRIP.

THE COAST GUARD SEARCHED FOR MORE THAN 90 HOURS. COVERING ABOUT 5-THOUSAND SQUARE NAUTICAL MILES. Return to index of stories...


FL MAP VOTING-TRX OC VO


TODAY FLORIDA LAWMAKERS WILL VOTE ON A PROPOSAL TO CHANGE AND RE-POSITION SEVEN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT MAPS.

THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE IS HOLDING A SPECIAL SESSION TO DRAW UP A NEW MAP IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH A JUDGE'S RULING.

NOW HOUSE AND SENATE COMMITTEES JUST HAVE TO AGREE ON A NEW MAP THAT WOULD MAKE CHANGES TO NEARLY ONE-THIRD OF THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS.

THEY ARE LOCATED IN NORTH AND CENTRAL FLORIDA.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT THEY DECIDE. Return to index of stories...


BLIND TRUST APPEAL-OC VO


AND SOME THINK GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS KEEPING SOME OF US IN THE DARK. WHEN IT COMES TO HOW HE HANDLES HIS FINANCES.

A FORMER AIDE TO THE LATE GOVERNOR REUBIN ASKEW IS APPEALING A RULING.

THAT ALLOWS ELECTED OFFICIALS TO PLACE THEIR ASSETS IN A BLIND TRUST INSTEAD OF REPORTING EACH INVESTMENT PUBLICLY.

THE ONLY PUBLIC OFFICIAL WHO USES ONE IS GOVERNOR SCOTT.

JIM APTHORP CHALLENGED THE STATE LAW THAT ALLOWS BLIND TRUSTS.

LEON COUNTY CIRCUIT JUDGE JOHN COOPER IN LATE JULY RULED THAT THE LAW THAT AUTHORIZES BLIND TRUSTS IS "REASONABLE." Return to index of stories...


EBOLA HEALTH EMERGENCY-TRX OC VO


TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION DECLARED THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC, TO BE AN INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY.

SINCE THE OUTBREAK OF THE EBOLA VIRUS IN MARCH, THE DISEASE HAS PLAGUED SEVERAL COUNTRIES IN WEST AFRICA.

INCLUDING SIERRA LEONE, GUINEA, LIBERIA AND NIGERIA.

ONE EXPERT WORKING TO TREAT PATIENTS, SAYS THERE ARE A LOT OF MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT THE TRANSMISSION OF THE DISEASE. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA HEALTH EMERGENCY-SOTVO


"So in fact it's a disease that is very difficult to transmit actually. So to get infected you have to be in direct, close contact with someone that is either severely sick or with dead bodies."

MORE THAN 900 PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY BEEN KILLED BY THE VIRUS.

AND TRANSPORTATION INTO AND OUT OF THE REGION HAS BEEN HIGHLY REGULATED. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER TEXTING-OC VO


GETTING HELP IN AN EMERGENCY IS NOW EVEN EASIER IN COLLIER COUNTY!

THE WAY YOU CONTACT AUTHORITIES JUST GOT MORE CONVENIENT.

EVERYONE WITH A CELL PHONE CAN NOW *TEXT 911 TO DISPATCHERS.

THE SERVICE IS NOW OPEN TO ALL CELL PHONE CARRIERS.

BUT JUST LIKE A 911 PHONE CALL. IT SHOULD ONLY BE USED IN EMERGENCIES.

AND WHEN A CALL IS *NOT AN OPTION. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY JAILBIRD TWEETS-TRX CGTOPS


AND HOW ABOUT A SNEAK PEEK BEHIND BARS.

GET READY FOR "JAILBIRD TWEETS" FROM THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

FOR THE FIRST TIME, L-C-S-O WILL BE TWEETING FROM INSIDE THE JAIL.

THEY WILL BE POSTING TEXT MESSAGES AND PHOTOS. TO GIVE YOU A FIRST-HAND LOOK AT WHAT LIFE IS LIKE INSIDE THE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

THIS EVENT STARTS AT 2 P-M.

ANYONE CAN FOLLOW ALONG.

IT'S EASY. JUST FOLLOW "AT LEE SHERIFF" ON TWITTER.

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SHAVING CREAM FIGHT-OC SS(3) SOT SS


IT STARTED OUT AS SOME HARMLESS FUN, BUT NOW IT COULD MEAN TROUBLE FOR SOME NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT.

THE WEAPON. SHAVING CREAM.

SOMEONE SENT US THESE PICTURES FROM GOLD HEAD BRANCH STATE PARK IN NORTH FLORIDA.

THE CROSS COUNTRY TEAM WAS THERE ON A TRIP, AS YOU CAN SEE THEY ARE COVERED IN SHAVING CREAM.

AND THEY'RE RINSING OFF IN THE LAKE, INSTEAD OF SHOWERS IN THEIR CABINS.

THE PROBLEM.

SHAVING CREAM CAN BE HARMFUL TO THE ECOSYSTEM ACCORDING TO ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTS.

Martha Robinson, DEP Communications Manager

21:02:39-:48 It's just not healthy for fish to eat that kind of stuff especially in shallow waters and warm waters, the way you find them in August in Florida.

THE PARK TELLS US THE GROUP DID NOT LISTEN THE FIRST TIME TO GET OUT OF THE WATER.

STATE PARK OFFICIALS SAY A BIOLOGIST IS NOW TESTING THAT WATER. Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA TX-OTS


TWO PEOLPLE RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA WERE INFECTED WITH THE MOSQUITO VIRUS CHIKINGUNYA LAST MONTH.

NOW NBC-2 IS FINDING OUT. IT'S MADE ITS WAY TO TEXAS.

HEALTH OFFICIALS IN HOUSTON BELIEVE THEY'VE TRAPPED A MOSQUITO CARRYING THE VIRUS.

IF CONFIRMED BY FURTHER TESTING. THE MOSQUITO WOULD BE THE FIRST IN THE STATE TO HAVE BEEN FOUND CARRYING THE VIRUS.

TEN PEOPLE THERE HAVE BEEN INFECTED BY CHIKUNGUNYA. BUT ALL OF THOSE CASES ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE OCCURRED DURING TRAVEL ABROAD. Return to index of stories...


DOG FIGHTING SWFL-TRX VOTOPS


BUT AN ANIMAL PROBLEM VERY PRESENT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. IS DOG FIGHTING.

LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES SAYS IT'S ESPECIALLY FRUSTRATING. BECAUSE THE CRIMINALS ARE RARELY CAUGHT.

NBC-2 SPOKE WITH GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY.

IT RECENTLY RESCUED A DOG THEY BELIEVE WAS A BAIT DOG DURING DOG FIGHTS.

HIS NAME IS JIMMY. AND HI'S INJURIES WERE SO SEVERE, HIS HIND LEG HAD TO BE AMPUTATED.

RECOVERING, JIMMY WILL BE UP FOR ADOPTION IN THREE WEEKS.

EVEN THOUGH THIS IS A GROWING PROBLEM, EXPERTS SAY IT'S DIFFICULT TO TRACK. Return to index of stories...


DOG FIGHTING SWFL-SOTVO


4:24:48-4:25:00

JENNIFER GALLOWAY-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY

it's very hard to get statistics on this because we don't actually see that fight happening or that dog being put in that

bait situation so a lot of times it's an assumption or based on scar

pattern on the body.

THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY SAYS DOG FIGHTING NEVER HAPPENS IN PLAIN SIGHT.

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MEMORIAL WALL STAMP-OC VO-WIPE


THE PUNTA GORDA POST OFFICEIS HONORING OUR VETERANS WITH A SPECIAL STAMP.

IT WILL RAISE AWARENESS OF FUNDRAISING FOR A VIETNAM VETERANS MONUMENT.

THE MEMORIAL WILL BE BUILT IN LAISHLEY PARK.

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

THE STAMP WILL BE AVAILABLE UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH. Return to index of stories...


MEMORIAL WALL STAMP-SOTVO


"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."

THE PLAN IS TO PUT THE WALL ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE POND TO HONOR THE MORE THAN 58-THOUSAND FALLEN VETS.

THE VIETNAM WALL COMMITTEE HAS BEEN FUNDRAISING SINCE APRIL.

SO FAR IT'S RAISED 60 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THEIR GOAL FOR THE PROJECT IS 350 THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


HODA TURNS 50 SWFL PROCLAMATION-OC SS(2) SOT SS


TODAY FORMER FORT MYERS MAYOR JIM HUMPHREY IS IN NEW YORK CITY.

HE SPENT THE MORNING WITH THE TODAY SHOW HOST HODA KOTB, PRESENTING HER A SPECIAL PROCLAMATION.

YOU MIGHT KNOW. HODA KOTB USED TO BE AN ANCHOR AND REPORTER IN FORT MYERS.

SHE TURNS 50 TOMORROW.

AND TO CELEBRATE HER AWARD-WINNING WORK AS A JOURNALIST, THE CITY OF FORT MYERS WILL OFFICIALLY PROCLAIM AUGUST 9TH AS "HODA KOTB DAY."

Mayor Randall Henderson "To share this opportunity with Hoda for her to reach back to her past and fond memories of what we call paradise here is worth doing and worth taking time to honor her to celebrate her as a former citizen here."

SHE'S BEST KNOWN AS THE COHOST FOR 'TODAY'S TALK'.

BUT DURING HER YEARS AT NBC. SHE'S BEEN RECOGNIZED FOR HER COVERAGE OF HURRICANE KATRINA, WAR IN IRAQ, THE WEST BANK CONFLICT IN GAZA AND THE WAR ON TERROR IN AFGHANISTAN.

SHE'S ALSO BEEN A HUGE ADVOCATE FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRX


SHE DIDN'T WANT TO GET IN THE CANOE IN THE FIRST PLACE.

BUT IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOAT.

IT WAS WHAT COULD BE LURKING UNDER.

ONE WOMAN'S FEARS COME TRUE, WHEN SHE COMES FACE TO FACE WITH A GATOR ON THE PROWL.

PLUS -- YOUR CREDIT SCORE COULD BE CHANGING, EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING DIFFERENT!

NBC-2 FINDS OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING, THAT COULD ADJUST YOUR NUMBER! Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A) GATOR ATTACK-VOTOPS


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TZ4 B) FICO CREDIT SCORE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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GATOR ATTACK-TRX VO-PLASMA


A LEISURELY CANOE RIDE TURNS INTO AN ATTACK. WHEN AN ALLIGATOR STAKES OUT A WOMAN NEAR TAMPA.

NBC'S JOSH THOMAS HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


GATOR ATTACK-PKG


WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A DAY OF LEISURELY CANOEING ON THE HILLSBOROUGH RIVER. TURNED TO PANIC FOR TWO WOMEN VISITING FROM UNIONTOWN, OHIO.

MORGAN FUSSELMAN TOLD ME HER FRIEND. WAS INITIALLY RELUCTANT TO GO OUT ON THE WATER.

morgan fusselman/uniontown, ohio

"she was so scared she was going to get bit and they said it wasn't very common. but it happened."

HER FRIEND. AMANDA REESE. WAS BITTEN ON THE LEG BY AN ALLIGATOR.

FUSSELMAN AND REESE WERE COASTING ON THE RIVER AND TAKING PICTURES.WHEN.

morgan fusselman/uniontown, ohio

"all of a sudden she screamed and and I saw an alligator like halfway on the boat and it just grabbed her leg and after that I asked her if she could row and just trying to stay calm and we just turned around and started rowing and I called and it was just a huge gash in her leg."

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FIRE RESCUE FIRST TRIED TO SPOT THEM ON THE RIVER FROM THE AIR.

AND THEN USED A CANOE TO REACH THEM AND BRING THEM TO SHORE.

REESE'S LEG WAS CLEARLY HEAVILY BANDAGED.BEFORE SHE WAS TAKEN BY AMBULANCE TO THE HOSPITAL.

THE PEOPLE WHO RENT CANOES. ADVISE PEOPLE TO BE CAUTIOUS OUT ON THE RIVER.

michael cole/rents canoes

"some of the basic would be no swimming. no feeding the alligators. no harassment of alligators. we are defiantly in their environment so you want to respect them. it is just one of those things that we hope never happens." Return to index of stories...


GATOR ATTACK-OC


THANKS JOSH.

REECE IS SAID TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION TODAY. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-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.

Another Round of Storms Possible Friday

With a light onshore wind direction Friday, any showers and storms that do get going will be primarily inland like Thursday. Also, activity looks to be pretty isolated through the day.

Nothing else out of the ordinary to wrap up the work week here in Southwest Florida. Expect high temperatures to top out right around 92° or 93° again this afternoon.

A sneak peek at the weekend.

Both Saturday & Sunday will be hot and humid with highs running a few degrees above the normal. Each day rain chances will be possible farther inland, leaving most coastal areas pretty dry - beach plans are a go.

Some drier air pushes into the region early next week which will keep rain chances lower than normal Monday and possibly Tuesday too. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING 2SH-TRX 2SH


BREAKING NEWS AT NOON--

ELEVEN PEOPLE ARE UNDER ARREST--

ACCUSED OF TRYING TO HAVE SEX WITH CHILDREN.

NBC 2'S CHRIS GILMORE JUST STEPPED OUT OF A NEWS CONFERENCE IN NORTH PORT--

AND JOINS US NOW LIVE WITH THE DETAILS--

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LIVE SHOT-LIVE


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LIVE SHOT-VO-WIPE


OPERATION GUARDIAN ANGEL LASTED FOR ONE WEEK AND RESULTED IN THE ARREST OF 11 PEOPLE.

THAT INCLUDES 2 CHARLOTTE COUNTY RESIDENTS.

JEFFREY HAMPSON OF ENGLEWOOD

AND JASON BRUNO FROM PORT CHARLOTTE.

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE AND PUNTA GORDA POLICE DEPARTMENT TOOK PART IN THE ONLINE OPERATION. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-SOTVO


"The fact is that these individual's wee not successful because the guardian angels I consider to be out law enforcement officers and it partners were able to protect our children and apprehend these suspects before they could victimize the innocent children that reside locally and throughout the state of Florida."

EVERYONE ARRESTED WAS ATTEMPTING TO HAVE SEX WITH A VICTIM AT LEAST 14 YEARS OLD.

ALL OF THEM WERE ARRESTED HERE IN NORTH PORT.

NORTH PORT POLICE CHIEF KEVIN VESPIA SAYS ALL THE SUSPECTS KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE DOING AND HOW OLD THE CHILDREN INVOLVED WERE. Return to index of stories...


BOY GATOR ATTACK-SSTOPS


BUT THAT'S NOT THE ONLY RECENT ATTACK.

A TRAPPER WAS SENT TO LAKE TOHO IN CENTRAL FLORIDA TO HUNT A GATOR THAT BIT A 9-YEAR-OLD BOY SEVERAL TIMES.

THE BOY WAS SWIMMING IN THE OSCEOLA COUNTY LAKE THURSDAY. WHEN THE GATOR ATTACKED HIM IN HIS UPPER TORSO.

F-W-C SAYS THE BOY'S INJURIES WEREN'T CONSIDERED LIFE-THREATENING. Return to index of stories...


MARATHONER BEAR ATTACK-TRX SOTTOPS VO


"I looked to my left and as soon as I did, here comes momma. So that was pretty much it. She came right towards me and knocked me down"

WE'RE ALSO HEARING FROM THE CALIFORNIA WOMAN WHO SURVIVED A BEAR MAULING.

JESSICA GAMBOA WAS RUNNING IN ALASKA, WHEN SHE WAS ATTACKED BY A MOTHER GRIZZLY.

SHE WAS TRAINING FOR A MARATHON WHEN SHE ENCOUNTERED TWO BEAR CUBS AND IMMEDIATELY FROZE.

THE GRIZZLY REPEATEDLY MAULED JESSICA WHO ROLLED INTO A FETAL POSITION AND PLAYED DEAD. Return to index of stories...


MARATHONER BEAR ATTACK-SOTVO


"I didn't really make a sound or noise. To me in my head, once she got me and I was thinking for sure I was gonna die anyway."

BUT SHE SURVIVED, RESCUED BY A PASSING TRUCK.

SHE SPENT FIVE HOURS IN SURGERY.

SHE'S LEFT WITH DEEP BITE MARKS ON HER BACK.

CLAW MARKS ACROSS HER LEGS.

SCARS IN HER SCALP AND GASHES IN HER NECK THAT WERE NEARLY FATAL.

WHILE SHE SAYS SHE STILL FEELS THE PAIN, WHAT DOESN'T KILL HER MAKES HER STRONGER. Return to index of stories...


NJ BEAR WALKING-OC VO


AND IT'S A MYSTERY TODAY, WHETHER IT COULD HAVE BEEN A BEAR, WALKING UPRIGHT AROUND ONE NEW JERSEY NEIGHBORHOOD, JUST LIKE A PERSON!

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO!

IT'S HARD TO TELL, BECAUSE IT'S FROM A DISTANCE.

BUT IT APPEARS A BEAR WAS TAKING A STROLL ON ITS HIND LEGS THROUGH A RESIDENTIAL AREA, LOOKING JUST LIKE A HUMAN.

APPARENTLY INJURED BEARS SOMETIMES WALK UPRIGHT TO COMPENSATE FOR WOUNDED PAWS. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL TECH-BUBBA


BIG BUCKS ARE ABOUT TO GO TO THE ELECTRONICS. CONSIDERED A NECESSITY FOR YOUR CHILD AS THEY HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL.

BUT A SURVEY SUGGESTS. AT LEAST IT'S MONEY WELL-SPENT.

DETAILS FROM NBC'S CHRIS CLACKUM. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL TECH-PKG


THE NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION PREDICTS.PARENTS WILL BE SPENDING CLOSE TO 75-BILLION DOLLARS THIS YEAR.

.TO EQUIP THEIR KIDS FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL.

AND A HARRIS SURVEY.COMMISSIONED BY DELL. FOUND A LOT OF THAT WILL GO TO BUY TECHNOLOGY. MAINLY LAPTOP OR TABLET COMPUTERS.

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"The average amount of money that parents are spending on technology for their kids who are 16 to 19, is $635 which is a lot of money"

IT IS A LOT OF MONEY. BUT PARENTS WILL BE HAPPY TO KNOW.THE HARRIS SURVEY FOUND.IT'S APPARENTLY MONEY WELL-SPENT.

77-PERCENT OF OVER 500 STUDENTS INTERVIEWED SAY THEY OFTEN GO DIRECTLY FROM THE CLASSROOM.TO THEIR DEVICE.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CLASSROOM SUBJECT.

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"The accessibility is key! You want your child to be able to access information wherever they are, whenever they need it and that's what that device is going to give them"

LAUREN BERGER'S A CAREER COUNSELOR.AUTHOR AND FOUNDER OF INTERNQUEEN-DOT-COM.

.WHO ALSO FOUND IN THE SURVEY.THIS INTERESTING UPSIDE FOR PARENTS.

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"Over 55% of parents in this Harris Poll.said they are speaking to their kids less but actually communicating more.whether that be via email or texting, social media"

ALL OF WHICH IS MADE EASIER.NOW THAT MORE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ARE OFFERING ON CAMPUS.FREE WIFI.

CHRIS CLACKUM, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


FL CONSUMER SPENDING-OTS


CONSUMER SPENDING HERE IN FLORIDA, IS GOING UP.

RIGHT NOW IT'S HIGHER THAN DURING PRE-RECESSION TIMES.

BUT FLORIDA LAGS SLIGHTLY BEHIND THE REST OF THE NATION. IN SPENDING GROWTH.

NEW FIGURES SHOW THAT PER CAPITA CONSUMER SPENDING IN 2012 GREW 3 POINT 1 PERCENT OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


FICO CREDIT SCORE-OC VO


THE COMPNAY BEHIND FICO CREDIT SCORE, IS CHANGING HOW IT CALCULATES YOUR SCORE.

FAIR ISAAC IS USED BY MORE LENDERS THAN ANY OTHER SCORE.

THE CHANGES INCLUDE NO LONGER FACTORING IN DEBT THAT'S BEEN REFERRED TO A COLLECTION AGENCY, BUT HAS BEEN PAID OFF OR SETTLED.

THE MOVE WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR CONSUMERS TO BORROW MONEY, AND BANKS TO LEND.

IT COULD BE MOST BENEFICIAL TO PEOPLE APPLYING FOR MORTGAGE LOANS. Return to index of stories...


GM ANOTHER RECALL-OC VO


G-M IS RECALLING SEVERAL OLDER SUV'S. FOR THE *THIRD TIME IN *THREE YEARS.

AND IT'S A DANGEROUS CONCERN!

THE RECALL AFFECTS THE CHEVY TRAILBLAZER, BUICK RAINIER AND GMC ENVOY FROM 2006 AND 2007.

AFFECTED OWNERS ARE WARNED TO PARK THE VEHICLES OUTSIDE UNTIL THEY'RE REPAIRED. BECAUSE THEY COULD CATCH FIRE WHEN LEFT ALONE.

WATER CAN GET INTO THE DRIVER'S SIDE POWER WINDOW SWITCH. CAUSING A SHORT. Return to index of stories...


BEST MONTH TO BUY CARS-VOTOPS OC


IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO BUY A CAR, THIS MIGHT JUST BE YOUR MONTH!

ACCORDING TO TRUE CAR RESEARCH, AUGUST IS THE BEST TIME TO BUY THAT NEW VEHICLE.

THAT'S BECAUSE AUGUST TENDS TO HAVE THE LOWEST AVERAGE SALE PRICE AT AROUND 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

DEALERS ARE TRYING TO MOVE OUT THEIR OLD INVENTORY TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW MODELS AND CAN GIVE YOU A BETTER DEAL.

TRUE CAR SAYS THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF ANY MONTH ARE ALSO GOOD TIMES TO BUY CARS. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA AIRLINES OFF STOCK MARKET-VOTOPS OC


WELL IT'S NOT A GOOD TIME TO BUY MALAYSIA AIRLINES STOCK.

IN FACT, MALAYSIA'S SOVERIGN WEATH FUND ANNOUNCED TODAY IT'S TAKING THE AIRLINE OF THE STOCKMARKET.

THAT WAY THEY CAN RESTRUCTURE THE TROUBLED AIRLINE.

UNDER THE PLAN, MINORITY SHAREHOLDERS WILL BE BOUGHT OUT FOR A 12-AND-A-HALF PERCENT PREMIUM FROM THURSDAY'S CLOSING PRICE.

SHARES ARE NOW SUSPENDED.

MALAYSIA AIRLINES WAS IN BIG FINANCIAL TROUBLE BEFORE FLIGHT 370 AND FLIGHT 17 CLAIMED THE LIVES OF 537 PEOPLE.

IT HADN'T TURNED A PROFIT IN YEARS. Return to index of stories...


NETFLIX VS HBO-VOTOPS


NETFLIX ON THE OTHER HAND, IS SEEING BIG TIME DOLLAR SIGNS.

THE COMPANY'S SUBSCRIBER REVENUE INCHED PAST HBO IN THE SECOND QUARTER WITH ONE-POINT-146 BILLION DOLLARS COMPARED TO HBO'S ONE-POINT-141 BILLION.

NETFLIX HAS FEWER SUBSCRIBERS THAN HBO, BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO SPLIT THE REVENUE WITH CABLE DISTRIBUTORS LIKE HBO.

NETFLIX EXECUTIVES HAVE CITED HBO AS A MODEL AS IT MOVES INTO ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING. Return to index of stories...


GMAIL ADDS FEATURE-VOTOPS


IF YOU USE GMAIL. YOU'LL SOON FIND IT EASIER TO *UNSUBSCRIBE FROM UNWANTED EMAIL LISTS.

GOOGLE SAYS WHEN AN EMAIL FEATURES A UNSUBSCRIBE LINK SOMEWHERE IN ITS TEXT. GMAIL WILL NOW AUTOMATICALLY ADD IT TO THE TOP OF A MESSAGE NEXT TO THE "FROM" FIELD.

THIS WILL ALLOW USERS TO QUICKLY AND EASILY UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THE EMAIL LIST.

GMAIL HAS MORE THAN 425 MILLION ACTIVE USERS. AND IS THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR EMAIL PROVIDER. Return to index of stories...


COOLEST COOLER KICKSTARTER-2SH VO


YOUR COOLER IS IMPERATIVE WHEN YOU HEAD OUT TO THE BEACH, OR OUTSIDE FOR A BARBECUE.

BUT ARE YOU KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES WITH THE "COOLEST COOLER"?

IT'S BEEN A HIT ON THE CROWD-FUNDING WEB SITE KICKSTARTER.

IT LOOKS LIKE A REGULAR COOLER, BUT IT'S COVERED WITH GADGETS LIKE A BLENDER AND A CELL PHONE CHARGER.

THE DESIGNER INITIALLY MISSED HIS FUNDING GOAL OF 125-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

SO HE WENT BACK AND REDESIGNED THE PRODUCT.

MORE THAN A MONTH LATER. THE NEW "COOLEST COOLER" GOT MORE THAN EIGHT-MILLION DOLLARS IN PLEDGES. AND SOME 40-THOUSAND BACKERS.

RIGHT NOW IT'S THE THIRD MOST-FUNDED CAMPAIGN IN KICKSTARTER'S HISTORY.

IT COULD HIT THE TOP SPOT IF PLEDGES KEEP COMING IN. Return to index of stories...


BEST CITIES-2SH CG(2)


MAYBE YOU'RE FEELING IN A FRIENDLY MOOD, BECAUSE IT'S FRIDAY.

AND IF YOU WANT TO KEEP THE GOOD VIBES GOING, STAY AWAY FROM ANYONE IN NEWARK.

THEY'VE BEEN VOTED THE LEAST FRIENDLY CITY. IN THE WORLD!

EVEN BEATING ISLAMABAD, KUWAIT CITY AND DETROIT.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, WAS VOTED SECOND UNFRIENDLIEST.

HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT IS THIRD.

MIAMI IS THE 10TH UN-FRIENDLIEST CITY.

SOUTHERN CITIES DOMINATED THE LIST OF THE FRIENDLIEST CITIES WITH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA TOPPING THE CHART.

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, CAME IN SECOND.

KEY WEST TIED NASHVILLE AS THE 8TH FRIENDLIEST CITY IN THE CONDE NAST SURVEY. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


IT'S NOT EXACTLY SERVICE WITH A SMILE.

NEXT AT FOUR. NBC2 SHOWS YOU WHERE A POSTAL WORKER IS NOW UNDER THE MICROSCOPE. AFTER THEY WERE CAUGHT TOSSING MAIL THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE DELIVERED TO HOMES.

PLUS it's a WILD RIDE AND NBC2 WILL PUT YOU RIGHT IN THE FRONT SEAT.

AHEAD AT FOUR. THE DRAMATIC POLICE CHASE AS OFFICERS TEAR THROUGH CITY STREETS. Return to index of stories...


A) MAIL DUMP-VO TOPS


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B) IA POLICE CHASE-VOTOPS


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TS1) SEX STING-TRX VOTOPS


ELEVEN PEOPLE ARE UNDER ARREST--

ACCUSED OF TRYING TO HAVE SEX WITH CHILDREN.

THIS IS BREAKING NEWS ONLY NBC-2 JUST BROUGHT YOU.

OPERATION GUARDIAN ANGEL LASTED FOR ONE WEEK.

2 OF THOSE 11 ARRESTED, ARE CHARLOTTE COUNTY RESIDENTS.

JEFFREY HAMPSON OF ENGLEWOOD

AND JASON BRUNO FROM PORT CHARLOTTE.

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE AND PUNTA GORDA POLICE DEPARTMENT TOOK PART IN THE ONLINE OPERATION. Return to index of stories...


TS2) day care arrest-VOTOPS


A FORT MYERS DAY CARE IS SHUT DOWN, THE WOMAN WHO RAN IT, BEHIND BARS.

NBC-2 CAMERAS WERE ROLLING IN COURT AS CHRISTINA PERERA - A CONVICTED FELON. APPEARED BEFORE A JUDGE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE RAN DANIELS ACADEMY PRESCHOOL UNDER A FALSE IDENTITY.

MARION COUNTY HAD A WARRANT OUT FOR CHRISTINA PERERA'S ARREST FOR VIOLATING PROBATION.

SHE'S BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND HERE UNTIL THEY PICK HER UP.

SHE'S FACING DRUG, GRAND THEFT AND FRAUD CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


TS3) c43 reservoir-VOTOPS


A FEW MINUTES FROM NOW. A PUBLIC MEETING GETS UNDERWAY TO TALK ABOUT WATER QUALITY.

SPECIFICALLY A RESERVOIR SET TO BE BUILT IN HENDRY COUNTY.

C-43 IS ON HOLD UNTIL NEXT FEBRUARY.

YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT THE PROJECT BY HEADING TO THE RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


TAKING ONE LAST LOOK AT THE DOW THIS HOUR. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-3-SHOT


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TOSS TO CHRIS-trx2 SH


BREAKING NEWS AT NOON.

NEARLY A DOZEN PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BUSTED IN AN UNDERCOVER CHILD SEX STING. ACCUSED OF TRYING TO SLEEP WITH CHILDREN.

NBC-2'S CHRIS GILMORE IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE NORTH PORT POLICE DEPARTMENT WHERE THE ANNOUNCEMENT JUST WRAPPED UP.

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CHILD SEX STING-REM-LIVE


We call them law enforcement officers but during this operation they call themselves guardian angels. Return to index of stories...


CHILD SEX STING-SS


OPERATION GUARDIAN ANGEL LASTED FOR ONE WEEK AND RESULTED IN THE ARREST OF 11 PEOPLE.

THAT INCLUDES 2 CHARLOTTE COUNTY RESIDENTS.

JEFFREY HAMPSON OF ENGLEWOOD

AND JASON BRUNO FROM PORT CHARLOTTE.

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE AND PUNTA GORDA POLICE DEPARTMENT TOOK PART IN THE ONLINE OPERATION. Return to index of stories...


CHILD SEX STING-SOTVO


"The fact is that these individual's wee not successful because the guardian angels I consider to be out law enforcement officers and it partners were able to protect our children and apprehend these suspects before they could victimize the innocent children that reside locally and throughout the state of Florida."

EVERYONE ARRESTED WAS ATTEMPTING TO HAVE SEX WITH A VICTIM AT LEAST 14 YEARS OLD.

ALL OF THEM WERE ARRESTED HERE IN NORTH PORT. Return to index of stories...


CHILD SEX STING-REM-LIVE


NORTH PORT POLICE CHIEF KEVIN VESPIA SAYS ALL THE SUSPECTS KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE DOING AND HOW OLD THE CHILDREN INVOLVED WERE. Return to index of stories...