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ANCHOR SUPERS GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH
DIRECTORS PAGE 6:30 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL
GOOD MORNING-TRX-2SHOT PUSH TRAFFIC TOSS-2SHOT
6:00 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC
HAWAII HURRICANES-TRX-LIVELOOK OR VO DAYCARE ARREST-OC-TRX-OBX
HAWAII HURRICANES-VO IN PLASMA, LIVE IN PLASMA DAYCARE ARREST-REM 1
HAWAII HURRICANES-SAT 24 DAYCARE ARREST-VO-WIPE
HAWAII HURRICANES-PKG DAYCARE ARREST-SOT
HAWAII HURRICANES-SAT 24 DAYCARE ARREST-REM 1
TRAFFIC TOSS-2SHOT EBOLA LATEST-TRX VO IN PLASMA
TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC MISSING TAMPA KID-OC-SS
IRAQ AIRSTRIKES-OTS MALAYSIA AIRLINES PULLED FROM STOCK MARKET-OTS-VO
IRAQ AIRSTRIKES-PKG I75 BODY ID-OC-SS-WIPE
ISRAEL GAZA CEASEFIRE-OC-VO FM DEATH INVESTIGATION-SSTOPS
C43 PROJECT ON HOLD-OC-SS-TRX CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION-OTS-VO
C43 PROJECT ON HOLD-REM 7 LIGHTNING FLASHES ISS-TRX-VO
C43 PROJECT ON HOLD-VO-CG A&W BULB AND MCGREGOR INTERSECTION-OC-VO
C43 PROJECT ON HOLD-REM 7 A&W BULB AND MCGREGOR INTERSECTION-SOTVO
COLLIER TEXTING-OTS AUGUST BEST MONTH TO BUY CARS-OC-TRX-VO
GM MORE RECALLS-TRX-CG (2) GOLFER SPLITS PANTS-OC-SS
GATOR ATTACKS-OC-SS (2) QUARTER HOUR PUSH-2SHOT-SS
LEE COUNTY JAILBIRD TWEETS-OTS-CG FIRST ALERT DOPPLER TEASE-OMNI or WALL
QUARTER HOUR PUSH-2SHOT-VO BREAK FOUR 6:38:53 AM
FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL 6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
BREAK ONE 6:09:48 6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
FACEBOOK FRIEND OF THE DAY-SSTOPS TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX
6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC
6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX SHAVING CREAM FIGHT-OC-SS-SOT-SS
TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC NETFLIX VS HBO-OC-VO
TRAFFIC ALERT BILLBOARD-CLIP STREISAND ON INSTRAGRAM-SSTOPS
DOG FIGHTING SWFL-VO IN PLASMA WHAT'S TRENDING 2DAY-SS-VIDBOX
DOG FIGHTING SWFL-SOTVO, PLASMA HODA TURNS 50 SWFL PROCLAMATION-OC-SS-SOT-SS
DETROIT PORCH SHOOTER-OC-VO-OC COVERAGE PROMISE-2SHOT-VO-RADAR
MEMORIAL WALL STAMP-OTS-VO BREAK FIVE 6:49:12 AM
MEMORIAL WALL STAMP-SOTVO LIVE PIC BUMP track #8-LIVE
CHILD CAUSES WHITE HOUSE LOCKDOWN-TRX-VOTOPS 6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
CREDIT SCORES-OTS 6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
TEASE TOSS TO BREAK-2SHOT TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC
BREAK TWO 6:18:05 TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
LIVE PIC BUMP track #6-LIVE TODAY SHOW TEASE-BNR SOTTOPS
6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-3SHOT SMOKEY THE BEAR BIRTHDAY-OC-SS
6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX GRX-WX WALL COP CAR POST IT NOTES-TRX-VO
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP COP CAR POST IT NOTES-SOTVO
TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
SLOWER STORM SEASON-OC-VIDBOX TS DAYCARE ARREST-VOTOPS
FL CONSUMER SPENDING-OTS TS C43 PROJECT ON HOLD-SSTOPS-VO
BEST CITIES-OC-CG (2) TS LEE CO JAILBIRD TWEETS-CGTOPS
tease daycare arrest-TRX-VO TS SLOWER STORM SEASON-VIDBOXTOPS
BREAK THREE 6:27:03 AM DAYPLANNER FORECAST-OMNI
HL1) DAYCARE ARREST-TRX-VO TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC
HL2) EBOLA LATEST-TRX-VO GOODBYE-4-SHOT
HL3) LIGHTNING DETECTION-TRX-VO  


ANCHOR SUPERS


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DIRECTORS PAGE


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GOOD MORNING-TRX-2SHOT PUSH


GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND HAPPY FRIDAY!

I'M CLAY MILLER.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

WE BEGIN WITH NBC-2 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST HALEY WEBB, WHO IS TRACKING SLIGHTLY DRIER CONDITIONS THAN WHAT WE'VE BEEN SEEING Return to index of stories...


6:00 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

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. Return to index of stories...


HAWAII HURRICANES-TRX-LIVELOOK OR VO


ALL NEW IN JUST THE LAST HOUR ---

ISELLE HAS BEEN DOWNGRADED FROM A HURRICANE TO A TROPICAL STORM AS IT SPINS 50 MILES FROM HAWAII WITH WINDS AT 70 MILE PER HOUR.

HERE'S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE RIGHT NOW IN HILO, HAWAII.

ISELLE HAS ALREADY KNOCKED OUT POWER ON PARTS OF HAWAII'S BIG ISLAND. Return to index of stories...


HAWAII HURRICANES-VO IN PLASMA, LIVE IN PLASMA


AND RIGHT BEHIND ISELLE IS ANOTHER POWERFUL CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE WHICH WILL BRUSH THE ISLANDS EARLY NEXT WEEK.

NBC'S JENNIFER BJORKLAND IS LIVE IN HONOLULU, HAWAII. ON THE ISLAND OF O'AHU WITH MORE. Return to index of stories...


HAWAII HURRICANES-SAT 24


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HAWAII HURRICANES-PKG


IT'S STILL THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT IN HAWAII - AS DARKNESS FELL, THE WORST OF THE STORM WAS ON ITS WAY TO INTO HILO.

A BIG STORM … BLOWING INTO THE BIG ISLAND …

FOLLOWED BY A SECOND ONE - THAT'S RATCHETED UP TO A CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE!

BEFORE ISELLE EVEN TOUCHED HAWAII'S SHORES, THE STORM SURGE FLOODED TIDEPOOLS IN KAPOHO, ON THE ISLAND'S EASTERN TIP

AS PEOPLE MADE THEIR LAST MINUTE RUNS FOR SUPPLIES TO CARRY THEM OVER…

".if we run out of gas---we got what we got."

THEY'RE OUT OF TWO GRADES OF GAS … MANY STATIONS OFFERING PREMIUM AT REGULAR PRICES, IF THAT'S ALL THEY HAVE.

".for us who have been through it before, I've been through Iwa in the past. We know you gotta keep your car rollin'."

".we have water, we have spam, vienna sausage, we're good to go.'and now you have gas'.and now I got gas."

AFTER ALL THE PREPS WERE DONE - OVERNIGHT WAS A TIME TO WAIT IT OUT AND HOPE THAT IT WAS ALL ENOUGH - HILO TOWN, DESERTED - MANY BUSINESS BOARDED UP AND WAITING FOR THE SKIES TO CLEAR.

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HAWAII HURRICANES-SAT 24


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TRAFFIC TOSS-2SHOT


NOW LET'S SEE HOW SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ROADS ARE LOOKING AS YOU GET YOUR DAY GOING.

NATASHA HAS YOUR NBC-2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC


JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE W FHP. THEY SAY THAT TRUCK ON FIRE IS ACTUALLY A DISABLED VEHICLE. THIS IS ON I-75 NB AT MM 124 Return to index of stories...


IRAQ AIRSTRIKES-OTS


AUTHORIZING AIRSTRIKES.

THIS IS A BIG HEADLINE AS YOU WAKE UP --

PRESIDENT OBAMA LAYS OUT PLANS FOR TARGETED ATTACKS - AND EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE IN IRAQ.

REPORTER ANDREW SPENCER SHOWS YOU. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ AIRSTRIKES-PKG


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ISRAEL GAZA CEASEFIRE-OC-VO


ALL NEW OVERNIGHT ---

A 3-DAY TRUCE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS IN GAZA HAS ENDED, AS PEACE TALKS IN CAIRO HAVE HIT A DEADLOCK.

AND JUST AS THE CEASE-FIRE HAS ENDED, THE ISRAELI MILITARY SAYS GAZA MILITANTS FIRED AT LEAST FIVE ROCKETS AT SOUTHERN ISRAEL.

ISRAEL SAYS ONE ROCKET WAS INTERCEPTED AND THE OTHER ROCKETS HIT OPEN AREAS.

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


C43 PROJECT ON HOLD-OC-SS-TRX


WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT EVEN LONGER TO SEE IMPROVEMENTS IN OUR WATER QUALITY.

A PROJECT TO KEEP OUR SHORELINE CLEAN IS ON HOLD.

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

IT'S BEING PUSHED BACK UNTIL NEXT FEBRUARY.

THE PROJECT WOULD ALLOW FRESH WATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE TO BE DIVERTED TO THE RESERVOIR IN HENDRY COUNTY-- INSTEAD OF FLOWING INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT SAYS ENGINEERS NEED MORE TIME TO STUDY TO PROJECT.

NBC-2'S ALEX DE ARMAS JOINS US LIVE WITH THE DETAILS FROM THE THE RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER.

ALEX. Return to index of stories...


C43 PROJECT ON HOLD-REM 7


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

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A PROJECT THAT WILL DIVERT WATER into the reservoir during the rainy season.

the ultimate goal is to spread out the releases more evenly throughout the year to supplement through the dry season. Return to index of stories...


C43 PROJECT ON HOLD-VO-CG


THAT MEANS THAT LESS FRESHWATER WILL BE FLOWING INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER AND EVENTUALLY GOING INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO during the summer months.

THIS IS A BIG DEAL FOR OUR WATER QUALITY- TOO LITTLE OR TOO MUCH WATER FROM LAKE O IS BAD.

IF YOU REMEMBER LAST SUMMER-- IT AFFECTS OUR WATER quality and the marine life living in it.

THE C 43 RESERVOIR CAN HOLD 55 BILLION GALLONS OF WATER.

IT SOUNDS LIKE A LOT BUT LAST YEAR MORE THAN 800 BILLION GALLONS WERE RELEASED FROM THE LAKE.

Millions of dollars of federal and state money has been alotted to the project to get it going, but now WORK ON THE C-43 RESERVOIR HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK UNTIL NEXT FEBRUARY.

IT MAY BE BECAUSE THIS RAINY SEASON WASN'T AS BAD AS LAST YEAR.

BUT SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT SAYS ENGINEERS NEED MORE TIME TO STUDY THE PROJECT.

if you want to find out more or want to weigh in.THERE IS A PUBLIC MEETING AND COMMUNITY FORUM ABOUT OUR WATER QUALITY TODAY. Return to index of stories...


C43 PROJECT ON HOLD-REM 7


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COLLIER TEXTING-OTS


NOW AN NBC-2 UPDATE ON 911 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

ALERTING 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.

IT SHOULD ONLY BE USED IN EMERGENCIES WHEN PEOPLE CAN NOT CALL IN. Return to index of stories...


GM MORE RECALLS-TRX-CG (2)


LISTEN TO THIS --- THIS IS REALLY BAD!

NBC-2 IS LOOKING INTO WHY G-M IS RECALLING S-U-VS FOR THIRD TIME.

WE'VE LEARNED WATER CAN GET INTO THE DRIVER'S SIDE POWER WINDOW CONTROL SWITCH AND CAUSE A SHORT.

THE SWITCHES CAN EVEN OVERHEAT AND CATCH FIRE!

SO GM IS TELLING CUSTOMERS TO PARK THEIR VEHICLES OUTSIDE FOR NOW.

THE RECALL AFFECTS MAINLY 2006 AND 2007 MODELS OF THE CHEVY TRAILBLAZER, GMC ENVOY, BUICK RAINER, ISUZU ASCENDER AND SAAB 97-X.

G-M SAYS THE NECESSARY PARTS TO FIX THE PROBLEM WON'T BE READY UNTIL AT LEAST OCTOBER. Return to index of stories...


GATOR ATTACKS-OC-SS (2)


THIS MORNING NBC-2 IS TRACKING AGGRESSIVE ALLIGATORS IN FLORIDA.

TWO PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HURT IN TWO SEPARATE GATOR ATTACKS.

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

F-W-C SAYS THE BOY'S INJURIES WEREN'T CONSIDERED LIFE-THREATENING.

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

ALSO THURSDAY, A WOMAN WAS CANOEING IN THE HILLSBOROUGH RIVER IN NORTH TAMPA WHEN AN ALLIGATOR ATTACKED HER.

SHE'S IN STABLE CONDITION THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY JAILBIRD TWEETS-OTS-CG


THIS SOUNDS REALLY INTERESTING ---

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

IT'S NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.

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 2:00 O'CLOCK THIS AFTERNOON.

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

THEY'LL ALSO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE. Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH-2SHOT-VO


THIS WILL AFFECT SO MANY PEOPLE.

A CHANGE IN HOW CREDIT SCORES ARE TALLIED.

AND IT WILL LIKELY MAKE IT EASIER FOR TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS TO GET LOANS.

PLUS, HE WAS USED FOR BAIT IN DOG FIGHTING!

WHEN THIS PRECIOUS POOCH WILL BE UP FOR ADOPTION.

PLUS--A CLOSER LOOK AT WHY DOG FIGHTING IS SO HARD TO TRACK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE TIME ON THIS FRIDAY MORNING, IS 6:09, HALEY? Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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BREAK ONE 6:09:48


HIT TIME 6:09:48

LENTH 2:27 Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK FRIEND OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


TIME NOW TO SAY HELLO AND GOOD MORNING TO OUR NBC2 FACEBOOK SELFIE OF THE DAY.

THIS IS KERRI PYNE OF NAPLES.

SHE WRITES "I WATCH NBC2 EVERY MORNING AS I GET READY TO GO TO MY SALES AND MARKETING JOB!"

GREAT TO SEE YOU - THANKS FOR WATCHING AND CONNECTING WITH US ON OUR NBC2 NEWS FACEBOOK PAGE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS POST A SELFIE - AND YOU COULD BE NEXT!

KERRI - HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY! Return to index of stories...


6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Full Forecast

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. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


GOOD MORNING! THE EASTBOUND RIGHT LANE IS STILL CLOSED ON COLONIAL BLVD. AT WINKLER AVENUE. BUT IT'LL RE OPEN IN ABOUT AN HOUR. IN BONITA SPRINGS, NO MAJOR DELAYS ON U.S. 41. BONITA BEACH ROAD AND I-75 LOOK CLEAR AT THIS TIME. NATASHA VERMA HERE WITH YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT BILLBOARD-CLIP


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DOG FIGHTING SWFL-VO IN PLASMA


THIS MORNING WE ARE LEARNING THAT DOG FIGHTING IS A GROWING PROBLEM IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

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

NBC-2 SPOKE WITH GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY WHO RECENTLY RESCUED A DOG, BELIEVED TO BE A BAIT DOG DURING DOG FIGHTS.

THIS IS JIMMY, AND HIS INJURIES WERE SO SEVERE, HIS HIND LEG HAD TO BE AMPUTATED.

JIMMY IS DOING WELL NOW AND WILL BE UP FOR ADOPTION IN THREE WEEKS.

LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES SAYS, DOG FIGHTING IS A GROWING PROBLEM, BUT ONE THAT'S DIFFICULT TO TRACK. Return to index of stories...


DOG FIGHTING SWFL-SOTVO, PLASMA


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 AND IT USUALLY NEVER HAPPENS AT THE SAME PLACE TWICE. Return to index of stories...


DETROIT PORCH SHOOTER-OC-VO-OC


NOW AN NBC-2 UPDATE.

AND THE DETAILS OF THIS NEXT STORY ARE SHOCKING.

A SUBURBAN DETROIT HOMEOWNER WAS JUST CONVICTED OF KILLING AN UNARMED WOMAN.

JURORS REJECTED HIS CLAIM THAT HE FEARED FOR HIS LIFE WHEN HE HEARD THE 19 YEAR OLD POUNDING ON HIS DOOR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

55 YEAR OLD THEODORE WAFER FACES UP TO LIFE IN PRISON WHEN HE'S SENTENCED LATER THIS MONTH.

PROSECUTORS SAID WAFER CAME TO THE DOOR WITH A LOADED SHOTGUN, RELEASED THE SAFETY, RAISED IT AT HER, PULLED THE TRIGGER AND -QUOTE- "BLEW HER FACE OFF."

IT'S UNCLEAR WHY SHE WAS ON HIS FRONT PORCH, BUT HOURS BEFORE SHE WAS SHOT, SHE HAD BEEN SMOKING MARIJUANA AND DRINKING VODKA, HIT A PARKED CAR AND MAY HAVE SUFFERED A CONCUSSION. Return to index of stories...


MEMORIAL WALL STAMP-OTS-VO


SOON, THE PUNTA GORDA POST OFFICE WILL OFFER A SPECIAL STAMP TO HONOR OUR VETERANS.

THE STAMP RAISES AWARENESS 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 AND HAS RAISED 60 THOUSAND DOLLARS SO FAR.

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


CHILD CAUSES WHITE HOUSE LOCKDOWN-TRX-VOTOPS


HEY DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS?

A TODDLER CAUSED A LOCKDOWN AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY EVENING BEFORE THE PRESIDENT GAVE HIS STATEMENT ON IRAQ.

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

A U-S SECRET SERVICE SPOKESMAN SAYS INSTEAD OF QUESTIONING, THE LITTLE BOY GOT A TIME-OUT AND LEFT WITH HIS PARENTS. Return to index of stories...


CREDIT SCORES-OTS


A BIG CHANGE TO CREDIT SCORE CALCULATIONS COULD MAKE IT EASIER TO GET A LOAN.

"FICO" IS CHANGING HOW IT TALLIES CREDIT SCORES, NO LONGER INCLUDING

MEDICAL DEBTS.

THAT'S EXPECTED TO BOOST CONSUMER LENDING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TOSS TO BREAK-2SHOT


ALL EYES ARE ON HAWAII THIS MORNING AS WE TRACK TROPICAL STORM ISELLE AND HURRICANE JULIO. BUT WE ALSO HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON.

NOAA JUST CAME OUT WITH AN UPDATED OUTLOOK FOR OUR REGION.

IS IT SCALING BACK PREDICTIONS OR ADDING TO THEM?

WE'LL BREAK IT DOWN. YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


BREAK TWO 6:18:05


HIT TIME 6:18:05AM

LENGTH 3:00 Return to index of stories...


LIVE PIC BUMP track #6-LIVE


YOU'RE LOOKING AT A LIVE SHOT OF. Return to index of stories...


6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-3SHOT


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6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX GRX-WX WALL


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. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


IN PORT CHARLOTTE, DEPUTIES ARE PATROLLING U.S. 41 AND MIDWAY BLVD. AND THE DISABLED VEHICLE ON I-75 NORTHBOUND NEAR THE ESTERO PARKWAY OVERPASS IS NOW CLEAR HOWEVER I'M STILL SEEING DELAYS NORTHBOUBD FROM CORKSCREW ROAD TO **ALICO ROAD** LET'S TAKE A LIVE LOOK OUT THERE ON I-75 AND CORKSCREW. SEE THOSE HEAVY DELAYS? GIVE YOURSELF ADDITIONAL TRAVEL TIME. BACK TO YOU CLAY. Return to index of stories...


SLOWER STORM SEASON-OC-VIDBOX


AS T.S. ISELLE AND HURRICANE JULIO CHURN IN THE PACIFIC -- TAKING AIM AT HAWAII ---

FORECASTERS NOW EXPECT AN EVEN SLOWER *ATLANTIC STORM SEASON.

FEDERAL FORECASTERS SAY IT'S QUIETER THAN PREDICTED BECAUSE OF ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC CONDITIONS SUPPRESSING STORM FORMATION.

NOAA STILL EXPECTS THREE TO SIX HURRICANES TO FORM.

THEY HAD PREDICTED SEVEN TO TWELVE.

THE SEASON DOES PEAK RIGHT AROUND NOW AND THROUGH MID-OCTOBER. Return to index of stories...


FL CONSUMER SPENDING-OTS


THIS IS INTERESTING ---

FLORIDA CONSUMER SPENDING IS NOW HIGHER THAN IT WAS DURING PRE-RECESSION TIMES.

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

FIGURES RELEASED BY THE U.S. BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS SHOW THAT PER CAPITA CONSUMER SPENDING IN 2012 GREW 3 POINT 1 PERCENT OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


BEST CITIES-OC-CG (2)


KEEP THIS IN MIND IF YOU MEET SOMEONE FROM 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...


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COMING UP IN OUR 6:30 HALF HOUR ---

D-C-F JUST SHUT DOWN A LEE COUNTY DAYCARE AFTER THE DIRECTOR WAS ARRESTED. AND IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME.

NOW FAMILIES ARE LEFT LOOKING FOR A NEW DAYCARE.

NBC-2 IS ON THE CASE IN A LIVE REPORT NEXT. Return to index of stories...


BREAK THREE 6:27:03 AM


HIT TIME 6:27:03

LENGTH 2:37 Return to index of stories...


HL1) DAYCARE ARREST-TRX-VO


CLOSED FOR BUSINESS!

THIS MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PARENTS ARE SCRAMBLING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO, AFTER A DAYCARE SUDDENLY SHUT DOWN AND THE DIRECTOR, ARRESTED.

NBC-2 IS GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


HL2) EBOLA LATEST-TRX-VO


PLUS --- STARK, NEW WARNINGS ABOUT THE EBOLA VIRUS.

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HELD A RARE NEWS CONFERENCE OVERNIGHT, CALLING THIS AN INTERNATIONAL HEALTH EMERGENCY. Return to index of stories...


HL3) LIGHTNING DETECTION-TRX-VO


AND, MORE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITIES ARE LOOKING INTO LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS.

WHERE NEW WARNING SYSTEMS MAY BE ADDED AFTER THAT DEADLY STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH


GOOD MORNING AND HAPPY FRIDAY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

AND I'M CLAY MILLER.

HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND, NBC-2 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST HALEY WEBB IS TRACKING SLIGHTLY DRIER CONDTIONS. Return to index of stories...


6:30 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

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. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC TOSS-2SHOT


AND NBC-2 IS TRACKING ROAD CONDITIONS AS YOU WAKE UP.

NATASHA HAS YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC


HI STACEY AND CLAY. GOOD MORNING EVERYONE! IN THE CAPE, ALL THE ROADWAYS ARE CLEAR AND TRAFFIC IS MOVING ALONG JUST FINE. A LOOK AT YOUR BRIDGES OVER THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER INTO FT MYERS.RIGHT NOW 4 MINUTES TO GET ACROSS MIDPOINT BRIDGE.4 MINUTES OVER THE CAPE CORAL BRIDGE. THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. STACEY? Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE ARREST-OC-TRX-OBX


WE'RE GATHERING MORE INFORMATION THIS MORNING ABOUT A CHILD DAY CARE FACILITY THAT WAS SHUT DOWN YESTERDAY IN FORT MYERS.

NBC-2 DISCOVERED THE DIRECTOR - WHO WE NOW KNOW IS A CONVICTED FELON - WAS ARRESTED.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER IS LIVE AT DANIELS ACADEMY PRESCHOOL - THAT'S RIGHT BY DANIELS PARKWAY AND SIX MILE CYPRESS -- LUCAS, GOOD MORNING Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE ARREST-REM 1


DCF INVESTIGATORS SWARMED THIS PLACE BEHIND ME YESTERDAY - THEY WERE LOOKING FOR A WOMAN NAMED CHRISTINA PERERA - THEY FOUND HER. ONLY EVERYONE INSIDE THIS SCHOOL KNEW HER BY ANOTHER NAME. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE ARREST-VO-WIPE


TAKE A LOOK - THIS WOMAN WAS GOING BY THE NAME HOLLY HAWKINS. KIDS KNEW HER AS "MISS HOLLY"

INVESTIGATORS ARRESTED HER FOR A PROBATION VIOLATION.THIS ALL HAPPENED WHILE 20 KIDS WERE UNDER HER WATCH YESTERDAY.

HERE'S WHAT'S REALLY STRANGE - WE JUST FOUND OUT THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME PERERA HAS BEEN BEHIND SOMETHING LIKE THIS. ONE CASE THAT IS *MOST* SIMILAR TO THIS ONE HAPPENED IN GEORGIA.

SHE WAS ARRESTED THERE ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO WHILE RUNNING A DAYCARE CENTER FOR NOT DISCLOSING SHE WAS OPERATING IT - UNDER STATE LAW, SHE HAD TOO BECAUSE SHE WAS ALREADY A FELON AT THAT POINT. CONVICTED OF GRAND THEFT, CHECK FRAUD.

WHEN THIS WAS ALL GOING ON, PARENTS WERE TOLD TO PICK UP THEIR KIDS. OTHER STAFF HERE IMMEDIATELY OUT OF A JOB. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE ARREST-SOT


TERESA DUBOSE -- BABY ATTENDED DANIELS ACADEMY DAYCARE

7:23:27 The facility was fantastic in the very beginning, and then it made a turn for the worse.

BRANDON PRICE / PARENT

"Seeing all the teachers leave was a gigantic concern for us. And then on top of that the lack of communication when leadership changed.

THE TWENTY KIDS THERE ON THURSDAY WERE IMMEDIATELY TAKEN HOME -- AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES HAS SHUT DOWN THE DAYCARE FOR 90 DAYS. AS THEY CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE ARREST-REM 1


YOU'D USUALLY SEE A LOT OF PARENTS DROPPING OFF THEIR KIDS HERE IN A FEW HOURS. WELL NOW, 20 KIDS ARE WITHOUT A PLACE TO GO AND PARENTS ARE SCRAMBLING TO GET THEIR KIDS IN OTHER SCHOOLS.

WE'RE FOLLOWING THIS INVESTIGATION THIS MORNING AND CONTINUING TO LOOK INTO PERERA'S PAST. WE'LL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON WHAT WE LEARN. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA LATEST-TRX VO IN PLASMA


NBC-2 GETTING ALL NEW DETAILS OVERNIGHT FROM WORLD LEADERS ON THE EBOLA CRISIS IN WEST AFRICA ---

RIGHT NOW IT IS ON PACE TO SICKEN MORE PEOPLE THAN ALL OTHER PREVIOUS OUTBREAKS COMBINED.

OVERNIGHT THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HELD A NEWS CONFERENCE, AND SAID WHAT MUCH OF THE WORLD ALREADY KNOWS AT THIS POINT. THAT THE SPREAD OF EBOLA IN WEST AFRICA IS AN INTERNATIONAL HEALTH EMERGENCY.

A SAMARITAN'S PURSE OFFICIAL, WHO HAS WORKERS IN WEST AFRICA, IS SLAMMING THE SLOW INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE TO EBOLA.

BUT THE C-D-C DIRECTOR VOWS IT CAN BE STOPPED.

MEANWHILE, TWO AMERICAN DOCTORS WITH EBOLA APPEAR TO IMPROVE EVERY DAY.

THEY'RE UNDERGOING EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT IN ATLANTA. Return to index of stories...


MISSING TAMPA KID-OC-SS


WE'RE STAYING ON TOP OF THIS SITUATION ----

THERE'S A MISSING CHILD ALERT FOR A 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 MAY BE, CONTACT THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, OR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEPUTIES. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA AIRLINES PULLED FROM STOCK MARKET-OTS-VO


WE HAVE NEW DEVELOPMENTS ON THE STRUGGLING MALAYSIAN AIRLINES.

MALAYSIA'S SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUND JUST TOOK MALAYSIA AIRLINES OFF THE STOCK MARKET, IN ORDER TO RESTRUCTURE THE TROUBLED AIRLINE.

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

IT HADN'T TURNED A PROFIT IN YEARS, EFFORTS TO COMPETE WITH LOW-COST CARRIERS HAD FAILED, AND THE NEED FOR YET ANOTHER GOVERNMENT BAILOUT WAS GROWING. Return to index of stories...


I75 BODY ID-OC-SS-WIPE


NOW AN NBC-2 UPDATE.

INVESTIGATORS HAVE IDENTIFIED THE PERSON FOUND DEAD ALONG INTERSTATE 75 ON TUESDAY.

SHE'S 43 YEAR OLD PENNY SEEVERS.

DEPUTIES HAVE NOT SAID HOW SHE DIED.

LANDSCAPERS FOUND HER NEAR THE COLONIAL BOULEVARD RAMP IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


FM DEATH INVESTIGATION-SSTOPS


BUT IN FORT MYERS--

POLICE ARE STILL WORKING TO IDENTIFY WHO WAS FOUND NEAR A BUSINESS TWO DAYS AGO.

THE BODY WAS FOUND NEAR BRAMAN AVENUE, JUST SOUTH OF HANSON STREET. Return to index of stories...


CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION-OTS-VO


MORE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITIES ARE LOOKING INTO LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS.

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

THE MEETING STEMS FROM A DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

A MAN DIED WHEN HE WAS STRUCK TWO WEEKS AGO.

TWO TEENS WERE ALSO INJURED.

JUST THIS WEEK THE MOST CRITICALLY INJURED TEENS 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-VO


NOW CHECK OUT THE AWESOME POWER OF LIGHTNING IN THIS AMAZING FOOTAGE FROM NASA.

MOTHER NATURE'S FURY ON EARTH -- VISIBLE 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...


A&W BULB AND MCGREGOR INTERSECTION-OC-VO


TO ADD A TRAFFIC LIGHT OR NOT TO ADD A TRAFFIC LIGHT.

THAT IS THE QUESTION.

IF YOU ASK THE PEOPLE LIVING NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF MCGREGOR BOULEVARD AND A&W BULB. THEY SAY A TRAFFIC LIGHT WOULD MAKE THEIR LIVES MUCH EASIER.

BUT F-DOT SAYS, IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE STUDIES SHOW IT'S NOT NEEDED.

NBC-2 TALKED TO RESIDENTS OF THE HERITAGE COVE COMMUNITY - WHICH SITS CLOSEST TO THAT INTERSECTION. 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...


AUGUST BEST MONTH TO BUY CARS-OC-TRX-VO


THIS MORNING, ARE YOU IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW CAR?

ACCORDING TO TRUE CAR RESEARCH, AUGUST MIGHT BE THE BEST MONTH TO BUY THAT NEW VEHICLE YOU'VE BEEN WANTING.

HISTORICALLY, THEY SAY THIS MONTH TENDS TO HAVE THE LOWEST AVERAGE SALE PRICE AT AROUND 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

WHY?

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...


GOLFER SPLITS PANTS-OC-SS


THIS IS UNFORTUNATE AND AT THE SAME TIME HILARIOUS.

ENGLISH GOLFER CHRIS WOOD WAS DOING GREAT AT THE 96TH PGA CHAMPIONSHIP. DESPITE HIS PANTS.

THE 26-YEAR-OLD HAD A BOGEY-FREE ROUND. BUT IT WAS AN ADVENTURE.

WOOD RIPPED HIS PANTS ON THE PAR-3 11TH HOLE - HIS SECOND HOLE OF THE DAY - AND WENT THROUGH FOUR PAIRS OF PANTS DURING THE DAY, DRAWING LOTS OF LAUGHS FROM THE CROWD.

HERE HE IS CARRYING PANTS AND A BELT. Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH-2SHOT-SS


A SHAVING CREAM FIGHT LEADS TO UNEXPECTED TROUBLE FOR SOME NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

WE'LL EXPLAIN.

PLUS -- A VERY SPECIAL PROCLAMATION FROM FORT MYERS, TO TODAY SHOW'S HODA KOTB. SHE HAS A LOT OF HISTORY HERE AND SHE'S ABOUT TO MARK THE BIG 5-0. HOW FORT MYERS IS RECOGNIZING HER.

YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. HALEY? Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT DOPPLER TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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BREAK FOUR 6:38:53 AM


HIT TIME 6:38:53

LENGTH 3:07 Return to index of stories...


6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Weather Trends

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. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


THANKS HALEY. LISTEN UP IF YOU TAKE I-75 NORTH OUT BY R-S-W. I'M SEEING HEAVY DELAYS FROM ALICO ROAD TO CORKSCREW ROAD. THIS IS A LIVE LOOK OUT THERE AND IT COULD GIVE YOU SOME TROUBLE DURING YOUR **MORNING** COMMUTE. TAKING A LOOK AT NORTH FT MYERS, DEPUTIES ARE PATROLLING BAYSHORE ROAD AND SAMVILLE ROAD. NATASHA VERMA HERE WITH YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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SHAVING CREAM FIGHT-OC-SS-SOT-SS


A SHAVING CREAM FIGHT IS CAUSING SOME TROUBLE FOR SOME NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

AN ANONYMOUS PERSON SENT US THESE PICTURES FROM NORTH FLORIDA.

THE CROSS COUNTRY TEAM WAS THERE ON A TRIP.

YOU CAN SEE THEY'RE COVERED IN SHAVING CREAM.

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

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

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...


NETFLIX VS HBO-OC-VO


NETFLIX IS RAKING IN THE DOUGH.

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...


STREISAND ON INSTRAGRAM-SSTOPS


BARBRA STREISAND IS FOLLOWING THE LIKES OF RIHANNA AND JUSTIN BIEBER BY CREATING AN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT.

THE TWO-TIME OSCAR WINNING ACTRESS AND SINGER POSTED HER FIRST INSTRAGRAM PHOTO WEDNESDAY WITH THE MESSAGE: "HELLO INSTAGRAM. ISN'T MY SAMANTHA JUST PRECIOUS?"

SAMANTHA IS STREISAND'S DOG THAT TRAVELS ON TOUR WITH THE STAR.

THE PHOTO SHOWS THE POOCH SITTING WITH STREISAND ON A LAWN. Return to index of stories...


WHAT'S TRENDING 2DAY-SS-VIDBOX


TIME NOW TO SEE WHAT'S TRENDING TODAY ---

JUSTIN BIEBER IS IN THE NEWS AGAIN. THIS TIME, FOR A GOOD REASON.

THE SINGER POSTED THIS SCREENSHOT OF HIM FACE TIMING, A PAKISTANI SCHOOLGIRL WHO SURVIVED AN ATTACK BY THE TALIBAN.

BIEBER INSTAGRAMMED.

"JUST GOT TO FACETIME. SHE HAS SUCH AN INCREDIBLE STORY.

I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET HER IN PERSON AND TALK ABOUT HOW I CAN SUPPORT HER AND THE MALALA FUND, HASHTAG "LOVE". Return to index of stories...


HODA TURNS 50 SWFL PROCLAMATION-OC-SS-SOT-SS


THIS IS REALLY COOL.

FORMER FORT MYERS MAYOR JIM HUMPHREY IS IN NEW YORK CITY THIS MORNING TO PRESENT 'TODAY SHOW' HOST HODA KOTB WITH A SPECIAL PROCLAMATION.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T 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...


COVERAGE PROMISE-2SHOT-VO-RADAR


TIME NOW IS--

JUST AHEAD-- NBC-2 RUNS DOWN YOUR MORNING TOP STORIES,

INCLUDING THE LATEST ON A DAYCARE CLOSING IN LEE COUNTY AFTER THE DIRECTOR WAS ARRESTED. LEAVING SOME PARENTS WIHTOUT A PROVIDER.

PLUS-- A FINAL CHECK OF YOUR NBC-2 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S AND A CHECK OF THE ROADS. Return to index of stories...


BREAK FIVE 6:49:12 AM


HIT TIME 6:49:12 AM

LENGTH 2:48 Return to index of stories...


LIVE PIC BUMP track #8-LIVE


YOU'RE LOOKING AT A LIVE SHOT OF. Return to index of stories...


6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Full Forecast

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. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC


THIS IS A LIVE LOOK AT I-75 NORTH AT PINE RIDGE ROAD. IT'S MORNING RUSH HOUR BUT TRAFFIC IS MOVING ALONG FREELY. IN SOUTH NAPLES, WE'RE LOOKING GOOD. I-75 AND U.S. 41 ARE ALL CLEAR. VERY MINOR DELAYS ALONG DAVIS BLVD.NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY. THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TODAY SHOW TEASE-BNR SOTTOPS


PREPRODUCED BY NBC - MAKE SURE MASTER DOESN'T BUG THIS ELEMENT Return to index of stories...


SMOKEY THE BEAR BIRTHDAY-OC-SS


DO YOU REMEMBER SMOKEY THE BEAR?

HE'S TURNING 70 TOMORROW - BUT DON'T BRING ANY CANDLES TO THE PARTY, PLEASE.

AS THE FRIENDLY, HUGGABLE BEAR ENTERS HIS GOLDEN YEARS, HE'S BURNING UP SOCIAL MEDIA.

SMOKEY HAS MORE THAN 300-THOUSAND FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK AND 24-THOUSAND TWITTER FOLLOWERS!

SMOKEY'S CLASSIC SLOGAN - "ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT FOREST FIRES" - CHANGED TO "ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES" IN 2001.

SMOKEY WAS CREATED IN 1944, WHEN TV WAS IN ITS INFANCY.

AND YOU CAN CELEBRATE SMOKEY'S BIRTHDAY AT ROOKERY BAY RESERVE IN NAPLES.

IT IS OFFERING BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE ADMISSION. Return to index of stories...


COP CAR POST IT NOTES-TRX-VO


THIS IS GREAT! SOME OF THE OFFICERS AT THE KANSAS CITY, KANSAS POLICE DEPARTMENT CAN BE A COLORFUL BUNCH OF PEOPLE, WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR.

AND A BIRTHDAY PRANK THEY PLAYED IS GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

ON TUESDAY, THEY COVERED AN OFFICER'S POLICE CAR WITH FOUR-THOUSAND STICKY NOTES -- TO MARK HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY.

IT WAS EVEN COLOR-COORDINATED: YELLOW BODY, BLUE DOORS AND PINK TIRES.

THE POLICE DEPARTMENT POINTS OUT ALL OF THIS WAS DONE OFF THE CLOCK.

AND WORKERS PAID FOR THE NOTES THEMSELVES. Return to index of stories...


COP CAR POST IT NOTES-SOTVO


They got me good this time. They got me good this time. This was supposed to be a low-key birthday. When you're 50, you don't want anyone to know about it. and that kind of blew up in my face.

THE POLICE DEPARTMENT POINTS OUT ALL OF THIS WAS DONE OFF THE CLOCK.

AND WORKERS PAID FOR THE NOTES THEMSELVES.

OFFICER LITTLEFIELD SAYS ONCE HE FIGURES OUT WHICH EXACT OFFICERS WERE INVOLVED, HE WILL GET THEM BACK WITH A PRACTICAL JOKE OF HIS OWN. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS DAYCARE ARREST-VOTOPS


YOUR TIME NOW IS--

LET'S GET YOU UP TO SPEED WITH THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

A CHILD DAY CARE FACILITY IS SHUT DOWN IN FORT MYERS.

THE DIRECTOR - A CONVICTED FELON - WAS ARRESTED.

THE WOMAN WAS GOING BY THE NAME HOLLY HAWKINS. KIDS KNEW HER AS "MISS HOLLY".

HER REAL NAME, CHRISTINA PERERA.

INVESTIGATORS ARRESTED HER FOR A PROBATION VIOLATION.

PARENTS ARE NOW SCRAMBLING TO GET THEIR KIDS IN OTHER SCHOOLS. Return to index of stories...


TS C43 PROJECT ON HOLD-SSTOPS-VO


WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT EVEN LONGER TO SEE IMPROVEMENTS IN OUR WATER QUALITY.

A PROJECT TO KEEP OUR SHORELINE CLEAN IS ON HOLD.

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

IT'S BEING PUSHED BACK UNTIL NEXT FEBRUARY.

THE PROJECT WOULD ALLOW FRESH WATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE TO BE DIVERTED TO THE RESERVOIR IN HENDRY COUNTY-- INSTEAD OF FLOWING INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT SAYS ENGINEERS NEED MORE TIME TO STUDY TO PROJECT. Return to index of stories...


TS LEE CO JAILBIRD TWEETS-CGTOPS


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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 2:00 O'CLOCK THIS AFTERNOON.

JUST FOLLOW "AT LEE SHERIFF" ON TWITTER.

THEY'LL ALSO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE. Return to index of stories...


TS SLOWER STORM SEASON-VIDBOXTOPS


AS T.S. ISELLE AND HURRICANE JULIO CHURN IN THE PACIFIC -- TAKING AIM AT HAWAII ---

FORECASTERS NOW EXPECT AN EVEN SLOWER *ATLANTIC STORM SEASON.

FEDERAL FORECASTERS SAY IT'S QUIETER THAN PREDICTED BECAUSE OF ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC CONDITIONS SUPPRESSING STORM FORMATION.

NOAA STILL EXPECTS THREE TO SIX HURRICANES TO FORM.

THEY HAD PREDICTED SEVEN TO TWELVE.

THE SEASON DOES PEAK RIGHT AROUND NOW AND THROUGH MID-OCTOBER. Return to index of stories...


DAYPLANNER FORECAST-OMNI


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, COLLIER CO ENFORCEMENT

TAKING A LOOK AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ROADS RIGHT NOW.

ROADS ARE ALL CLEAR - NO ACCIDENTS OR ROAD BLOCKS TO REPORT.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-4-SHOT


REMEMBER FOR BREAKING NEWS, WEATHER INFORMATION AND NEWS ONLINE, 24-HOURS A DAY, HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE--

NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...