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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
FIRSTWX-ANIBOX ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
PERERA FIRST APPEARANCE-PLASMA, VO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
PERERA FIRST APPEARANCE-VO IN PLASMA labelle hail-NATVO
TOSS TO GEORGE-EANIBX TOSS TO BRITTANY-2 SH, SOT, 2 SH
FALLOUT FROM DAYCARE CLOSING-REM-LIVE ALS COLD WATER CHALLENGE-BNR-PKG
FALLOUT FROM DAYCARE CLOSING-BNR-PKG ALS COLD WATER CHALLENGE-TC MON
FALLOUT FROM DAYCARE CLOSING-OCTAG SWFL WATER QUALITY-OC, VO
PERERA PAST-OC, CG SWFL WATER QUALITY-SOTVO
TOSS TO DAVE-2 SH, TRX SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
DAYCARE REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS-PLASMA RESHAD JONES SUSPENSION-VO OFF TOP
DAYCARE REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS-VO DOLPHINS PRESEASON OPENER-ONCAM
DAYCARE REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS-SOTVO DOLPHINS REAX-SOTTOPS
DAYCARE REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS-PLASMA DOLPHINS NBC2-SSTOPS
NORTH PORT CHILD PORN ARRESTS-trxOC SAMMY WATKINS VS CAROLINA TONIGHT-VOTOPS
NORTH PORT CHILD PORN ARRESTS-BNR-PKG NAPLES HS PRACTICE-VOTOPS
IRAQ AIRSTRIKE UPDATE-trxTC MON RVL NAPLES REAX-SOTVO
GAY MARRIAGE BONDI-OC PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-ONCAM
LEHIGH EMACIATED DOG-OC, SS PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-CGTOPS
LEHIGH EMACIATED DOG-SOTVO PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-SOTTOPS
AIRBOAT ACCIDENT-OC, VO GEORGE MCNEILL-ONCAM
COLLIER PEDESTRIAN FATAL-OC, SS GULF COAST SHOWCASE-VOTOPS
UEP CONSTRUCTION RAMPS UP-SS, VO SPORTS TOSS-ONCAM
NAPLES RAID COURT HEARING-OC, VO, OC AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
UNCLAIMED PROPERTY AUCTION-trxOC 11 PM TEASE-OC, VO
NAPLES FREEDOM MEMORIAL-OC, VO JAILBIRD TWEET LEE COUNTY-(3) SS
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT CLOSE-4SHOT
TZ1 A) ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE-SOTVO  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


Team Coverage

Checkered Past

NBC 2 UNCOVERS NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE DIRECTOR OF A FORT MYERS DAYCARE CENTER WITH A CHECKERED PAST.

7:22:40 My heart absolutely sunk into my chest.

INVESTIGATORS SHUT DOWN THE DANIELS ACADEMY.

WE ARE DIGGING TO FIND OUT HOW A FUGITIVE AND CONVICTED FELON WAS ALLOWED TO OPERATE A SCHOOL.

New Details

Child Sex Sting

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PLUS BUSTED IN AN ONLINE SEX STING.

ELEVEN PEOPLE ACCUSED OF TRAVELLING TO MEET CHILDREN FOR SEX. INCLUDING A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER, A CORRECTIONS OFFICER AND A CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE EMPLOYEE.

Must-See

A Good Cause

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ITS CALLED THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE.

PLUS WE SHOW YOU THIS VIRAL FUNDRAISER IS RAISING BIG MONEY FOR A DEADLY DISEASE. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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FIRSTWX-ANIBOX


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PERERA FIRST APPEARANCE-PLASMA, VO


A FORT MYERS DAYCARE DIRECTOR, AND CONVICTED FELON WILL STAY IN JAIL.

CHRISTINA PERERA. KNOWN AS HOLLY HAWKINS TO FORT MYERS PARENTS. APPEARED BEFORE A JUDGE THIS MORNING.

HER PAST HAS EVERYTHING FROM DRUG TO FRAUD CHARGES.

YESTERDAY, DCF SHUT DOWN HER DAYCARE, DANIELS ACADEMY PRESCHOOL, LEAVING 20 FAMILIES SCRAMBLING FOR A PLACE TO PUT THEIR KIDS.

NBC-2 DISCOVERED WHY SHE SLIPPED THROUGH THE CRACKS AND WAS ABLE TO RUN THE CENTER DESPITE HER HISTORY OF RUNNING DAYCARES INTO THE GROUND ACROSS THE STATE. Return to index of stories...


PERERA FIRST APPEARANCE-VO IN PLASMA


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TOSS TO GEORGE-EANIBX


PARENTS WHO ENTRUSTED THE CARE OF THEIR CHILDREN TO PERERA, ARE ANGRY SOMETHING LIKE THIS COULD HAPPEN.

THE STATE SHUT DOWN DANIELS ACADEMY FOR 90 DAYS AND NOW PARENTS ARE SCRAMBLING TO FIND OTHER SCHOOL WITH OPENINGS.

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FALLOUT FROM DAYCARE CLOSING-REM-LIVE


PARENTS WE SPOKE WITH TELL US IT WAS ABOUT A MONTH AGO THEY MET A

WOMAN NAMED HOLLY HAWKINS RUNNING THINGS HERE AT THE DAYCARE-

IMMEDIATELY THEY SAY- THEY GOT A BAD VIBE-

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FALLOUT FROM DAYCARE CLOSING-BNR-PKG


00:00:04 "It was traumatic yesterday when, especially when you get

the call from another mother." Deena Malv

DEENA MALV REFERS TO IT AS EVERY PARENTS WORST NIGHTMARE

00:00:42 "My heart sunk as soon as one one of the other mothers

called me she just got a call from the investigator from the state,

you need to come pick up your kid they are arresting the owner."

MALV WAS ONE OF THE CLOSE TO TWO DOZEN PARENTS LEFT WITHOUT A DAYCARE FOR THEIR CHILD AFTER DANIELS ACADEMY WAS SHUT DOWN BY INVESTIGATORS THURSDAY.

MALV TELLS NBC2 THE OWNER 48 YEAR OLD CHRISTINA PERERA HAD RECENTLY TAKEN OVER THE FACILITY-

ONLY SHE WAS KNOWN BY A DIFFERENT NAME.

00:02:03 "The new owner, as they referred to her as Holly, but as we

know that not her name."

PARENTS ALSO CONCERNED WITH HER ACTIONS.

00:01:16 "She had terminated or all the senior staff had resigned I

knew something was wrong, it didn't feel right"

NBC2 DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND PERERA IS ACCUSED OF USING DIFFERENT NAMES TO RUN SEVERAL DAY CARES INTO THE GROUND.

SHE'S ALSO HAS A CRIMINAL PAST- MAINLY IN NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA

ACCORDING TO THE MARION COUNTY JAIL PERERA HAD BEEN ARRESTED ON A

SERIES OF CHARGES INCLUDING THEFT, DRUG POSSESSION, AND FRAUD.

PARENTS- SAY THEY HAVE THEORIES AS TO HOW PERERA STAYED UNDER THE RADAR

00:02:44 "It should have been checked because the new name of day

care center which was Kingdom Kids." Return to index of stories...


FALLOUT FROM DAYCARE CLOSING-OCTAG


GEORGE SOLIS REPORTING.

PARENTS SAY INVESTIGATORS TOLD THEM PERERA HAD NO CRIMINAL HISTORY THAT INDICATED SHE WAS THREAT TO CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


PERERA PAST-OC, CG


IN 2010, THE OCALA STAR-BANNER INVESTIGATED PERERA'S CRIMINAL PAST RELATED TO A DAYCARE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA.

SHE LIED ON APPLICATIONS FOR A GOVERNMENT SPONSORED FOOD PROGRAM.

PERERA CREATED A FAKE CHURCH THROUGH PAPERWORK.

IT ALLOWED HER DAYCARE TO BECOME A NON-PROFIT AND AVOID CLOSE MONITORING FROM D-C-F.

INVESTIGATORS ALSO SAY SHE USED A DIFFERENT WOMAN'S IDENTITY TO BUY 82-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR HER OCALA DAYCARE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO DAVE-2 SH, TRX


THE BIG QUESTION TONIGHT IS HOW WAS PERERA, A FUGUTIVE AND CONVICTED FELON TO OPERATE A DAYCARE AND VIRTUALLY GO UN-NOTICED FOR MORE THAN A MONTH?

NBC-2's DAVE ELIAS FOUND OUT WHY FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY'S TODAY.

HE CONTINUES OUR TEAM COVERAGE LIVE IN STUDIO.

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DAYCARE REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS-PLASMA


THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES CONFIRMS THAT SEVERAL BIG MISTAKES OCCURRED HERE.

FIRST LIVING WORD FELLOWSHIP WHO STILL OWNS THE DAYCARE WAS SUPPOSED TO NOTIFY DCF THEY WERE GETTING RID OF IT.

BUT THAT NEVER HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS-VO


SECONDLY DCF SAYS THE NEW OWNER, CHRISTINA PERERA'S EX-HUSBAND DOUG, SHOULD HAVE APPLIED FOR A LICENSE MONTHS AGO.

THAT NEVER HAPPENED EITHER.

SO DCF WAS NEVER AWARE OWNERSHIP WAS CHANGING.

IF THEY HAD BEEN NOTIFIED THEY WOULD HAVE RE-INSPECTED THE SITE--

PERSONNEL FILES--

AND CONDUCTED NEW BACKGROUND CHECKS.

WE'VE ALSO LEARNED THAT THE OLD OWNER, PAUL PORTMAN, WAS REQUIRED TO NOTIFY PARENTS OF THE CHANGE.

DCF SAYS HE DID NOT.

ONE DAYCARE OWNER WE TALKED TO SAYS DESPITE THE MISTAKES SHE DOESN'T BELIEVE DCF FAILED. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS-SOTVO


05:03 I can't say you can blame the state. This person seems like quite the con-artist. So who knows what tricks she had up her sleeve or what she made them believe. 05:10

I'VE LEARNED DCF LAST INSPECTED THE SITE IN JULY.

AT THAT TIME PERERA WASN'T AT THE DAYCARE AND DCF KNEW NOTHING ABOUT A CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS-PLASMA


DAYCARE INSPECTIONS REVEAL THREE MINOR VIOLATIONS IN THE LAST YEAR.

DCF ALSO TELLS ME LIVING WORD FELLOWSHIP IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FINES OR VIOLATIONS.

IN THE MEANTIME THE DAYCARE REMAINS SHUTDOWN FOR 90-DAYS.

IT'S CURRENT OWNER PAUL PORTMAN TOLD ME BY PHONE HE HOPES TO REOPEN IT.

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


NORTH PORT CHILD PORN ARRESTS-trxOC


TWO MEMBERS OF LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE ACCUSED OF TRYING TO HAVE SEX WITH A CHILD.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE MEN THOUGHT THEY WERE MEETING A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL FOR SEX. INSTEAD THEY WALKED RIGHT INTO AN UNDERCOVER STING OPERATION.

NBC-2'S TY RUSSELL UNCOVERS WHO ELSE WAS PART OF THE BUST. INCLUDING A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER. Return to index of stories...


NORTH PORT CHILD PORN ARRESTS-BNR-PKG


2:09:06-2:08:09

"I'll get right in there. I want to see what they're doing. I rather

be safe than sorry."

VICKIE HAYNES DOESNT MIND BEING NOSEY IF IT MEANS KEEPING HER KIDS SAFE.

2:08:57-2:08:59

"There's something drastically wrong with them."

SHE TELLS NBC 2, SHE IS PROTECTING HER KIDS FROM FOLKS IN THESE MUGSHOTS.

THEY ARE ACCUSED OF WANTING TO HAVE SEX WITH TEENS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

2:01:52-2:01:56

"I monitor her all the time. I ask her. She knows too many people for her age."

FRANCES TERRY IS THANKFUL FOR OPERATION GUARDIAN ANGEL.

DETECTIVES FROM TEN AGENCIES HELPED NABBED THE SUSPECTS.

LIKE THIS MOTHER-DAUGHTER PAIR.

INVESTIGTORS SAY MOM IS A PIMP.

THEY SAY SHE DROVE HER ADULT DAUGHTER TO NORTH PORT TO HAVE SEX WITH A

TEEN FOR GAS MONEY.

2:03:09-2:03:10

"that's why I monitor."

JASON BRUNO'S JOB WAS MONITORING CAMERAS AND DOORS FOR THE CHARLOTTE

COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE.

HIS COMPANY IS CONTRACTED TO WORK FOR DEPUTIES.

THEY TELL NBC 2, HE WAS FIRED FOR USING HIS SHERIFFS OFFICE EMAIL TO

LURE A TEEN GIRL FOR SEX.

2:09:18-2:09:20

"The thought of it just makes me sick."

INVESTIGATORS EVEN SAY REINALDO COLON TRIED TO HAVE SEX WITH A TEEN.

HE WORKED AS A CORRECTIONS OFFICER FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.

NOW HE FINDS HIMSELF IN A JAIL CELL.

2:07:42-2:07:44

"It's scary."

TONIGHT, INVESTIGATORS WANT PARENTS TO CLOSELY MONITOR TEENS ONLINE

ACTIVITY TO HELP KEEP THEM SAFE.

IN NORTH PORT. TY RUSSELL. NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ AIRSTRIKE UPDATE-trxTC MON RVL


THE US DROPPED A SECOND ROUND OF MISSILES ON IRAQ THIS AFTERNOON, AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA OK'D THE STRIKES LAST NIGHT.

FOUR U-S FIGHTER JETS TARGETED THE ISLAMIC EXTREMIST GROUP "ISIS".

THE TERRORIST GROUP HAS FORCED IRAQIS TO HIDE IN THE NEARBY MOUNTAINS WITH OUT FOOD OR WATER.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS ALTHOUGH THE U-S IS STRIKING IRAQ, HE SAYS HE WILL NOT PUT COMBAT TROOPS BACK IN THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE BONDI-OC


FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI WANTS AN APPEALS COURT TO HOLD OFF ON TWO CHALLENGES TO THE STATE'S BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

SHE WANTS THE COURT TO WAIT UNTIL THE U-S SUPREME COURT RULES ON SIMILAR CASES FROM OTHER STATES.

HER REQUEST IMPACTS CASES IN MONROE AND MIAMI-DADE.

THOSE COURTS RECENTLY DECIDED SAME SEX MARRIAGE SHOULD BE LEGAL. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH EMACIATED DOG-OC, SS


LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES NEED HELP FINDING THE RESPONSIBLE FOR STARVING A DOG IN LEHIGH ACRES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THIS DOG WAS NEAR DEATH WHEN THEY FOUND HIM ON 33RD STREET WEST.

ANIMAL SERVICES OFFICIALS SAY THEY'VE HANDLED MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND CASES OF ABUSED ANIMALS THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH EMACIATED DOG-SOTVO


Take sot

Ria Brown

48:37-49

It can be just out of ignorance it can be apathy. They just simply don't care. They don't place any value on thy animal and unfortunately it's not an inanimate object

THE DOG IS RECOVERING AT LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES.

IF YOU KNOW WHO OWNED THE DOG, CONTACT ANIMAL SERVICES. Return to index of stories...


AIRBOAT ACCIDENT-OC, VO


A COLLIER COUNTY AIR BOAT COMPANY IS UNDER INVESTIGATION AFTER IT CRASHED DURING A TOUR.

THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE TELLS NBC 2 CUSTOMERS WALKED AWAY FROM THE BOAT OPERATED BY EVERGLADES CITY AIRBOAT TOURS WITH MINOR INJURIES.

FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE IS INVESTIGATING.

WE CONTACTED THE AIRBOAT COMPANY TO FIND OUT MORE, BUT THEY WOULD NOT COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER PEDESTRIAN FATAL-OC, SS


A 71 YEAR OLD MAN IS DEAD AFTER A MORNING WALK IN IMMOKALEE.

ISNADY DORCENT WAS HIT BY A CAR JUST BEFORE 7 O'CLOCK YESTERDAY MORNING.

HE WAS WALKING WITH THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC NEAR STATE ROAD 29 WHEN HE WALKED INTO THE PATH OF A CAR.

HE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPTIAL WHERE HE DIED.

THE DRIVER IS NOT FACING CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


UEP CONSTRUCTION RAMPS UP-SS, VO


CONSTRUCTION WILL GO INTO OVERDRIVE FOR A UTILITY EXPANSION PROJECT IN CAPE CORAL.

THE CITY GAVE CONTRACTORS PERMISSION TO WORK 12 HOUR DAYS FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKENDS.

THE WORK IS FOCUSED IN THE AREA KNOWN AS SOUTHWEST SIX AND SEVEN.

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS AT SEVEN IN THE MORNING ON SATURDAY.

CREWS ARE PREPPING ROADS AHEAD OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

CITY OFFICIALS SAY RAINY WEATHER DELAYED THE PROJECT SCHEDULE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES RAID COURT HEARING-OC, VO, OC


A COLLIER COUNTY JUDGE COULD ISSUE A FINAL RULING FOR FARM WORKERS ARRESTED IN A PACKING HOUSE RAID.

THE HEARING IS SET FOR MONDAY MORNING.

MORE THAN 100 WORKERS WERE ARRESTED DURING AN INSURANCE BUST AT INCREDIBLE FRESH.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE EMPLOYEES STOLE IDENTITIES TO QUALIFY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE.

IMMIGRATION ADVOCATES SAY THE COMPANY OWNERS SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIRING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

A 2013 SEARCH WARRANT REPORTED THAT THE COMPANY HAD SEVERAL UNAUTHORIZED WORKERS.

THE COMPANY HAS DENIED ANY WRONG-DOING. Return to index of stories...


UNCLAIMED PROPERTY AUCTION-trxOC


THE STATE'S ANNUAL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY AUCTION TAKES P;ACE TOMORROW IN ORLANDO.

MORE THAN 60-THOUSAND ITEMS WILL SOLD.

THE ITEMS COME FROM SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES THAT HAVE GONE UNCLAIMED OVER THE YEARS.

SOME OF THE PROPERTY INCLUDES A MEN'S ROLEX WATCH, A DIAMOND COCKTAIL RING, AND SEVERAL CLASSIC BASEBALL CARDS.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ACCOUNTS WITH UNCLAIMED PROPERTY. TOTALLY MORE THAN 75 MILLION DOLLARS.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE IF YOU HAVE UNCLAIMED PROPERTY, GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM, CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES FREEDOM MEMORIAL-OC, VO


A MEMORIAL IN COLLIER COUNTY TO HONOR THOSE WHO DIED ON NINE ELEVEN IS BACK UP AND RUNNING.

THE I-R-S APPROVED THE FREEDOM MEMORIAL FOUNDATION TO HAVE TAX EXEMPT STATUS.

PEOPLE CAN NOW WRITE OFF THEIR DONATIONS WHEN THEY FILE THEIR TAXES.

THE PROJECT IS STILL ONE POINT TWO MILLION DOLLARS SHORT OF ITS GOAL.

IT WAS CREATED 10 YEARS AGO TO HONOR THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON NINE ELEVEN.

THE MEMORIAL IS IN FREEDOM PARK NEAR GOODLETTE FRANK ROAD AND GOLDEN GATE PARKWAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


AN UNUSUAL WAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR A GOOD CAUSE IS GOING VIRAL ON FACEBOOK.

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NEXT AT SIX - HOW A BUCKET OF ICE WATER COULD EVENTUALLY FIND A CURE FOR LOU GERHIG'S DISEASE.

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TZ1 A) ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE-SOTVO


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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST 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.

LOWER RAIN CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

Scattered showers and storms again developed in the PM hours on Friday, as highs climbed into the low to mid 90s. The storms may push into the Urban Corridor later this evening, as temps fall into the 80s. We'll see the activity end overnight, with lows in the mid 70s.

Slightly drier air works into the region on Saturday. We could see some morning rain in the coastal areas, but this activity will diminish by mid-morning. Expect more storms to develop in the PM hours, with the coverage not as great as earlier in the week. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

More dry air arrives on Sunday, and this will likely reduce the threat for storms. A couple widely scattered cells will be possible to close the weekend, but most areas will stay dry. Highs on Sunday will push into the mid 90s.

The dry and hot weather sticks around to start next week. Just an isolated pop-up shower will be possible on Monday, as temps again climb into the mid 90s.

Tuesday also looks fairly dry, with low rain chances and highs in the mid 90s.

More moisture does return into the region by midweek, raising the threat for PM showers and storms. Highs to close the week will be in the low 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

It is still very quiet in the open waters of the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean as we move into the weekend. The atmosphere across the tropics is not very conducive for development right now.

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


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AN NBC-2 VIEWER SHARED THIS VIDEO OF HAIL IN LABELLE.

MICHAEL IGLESIAS SHOWED US THE HAIL IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD LATE THIS AFTERNOON

YOU CAN SHARE YOUR WEATHER PICS BY POSTING THEM TO OUR PAGE OR ON NBC DASH TWO DOT COM UNDER SEE, SHOOT, SEND. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRITTANY-2 SH, SOT, 2 SH


A DIFFERENT TYPE OF ICE IS TAKING SOCIAL MEDIA BY STORM.

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martha stewart

IT'S CALLED THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE.

THE GOAL IS TO RAISE MONEY AND AWARENESS FOR ALS, OR LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE.

A CAPE CORAL WOMAN WITH THE DISEASE SPOKE WITH NBC 2'S BRITTANY WEINER TODAY ABOUT THE INITIATIVE SHE HOPES WILL ONE DAY HELP SAVE LIVES. Return to index of stories...


ALS COLD WATER CHALLENGE-BNR-PKG


SUSAN SHALLBETTER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A-L-S BETTER KNOWN AS LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE FIVE YEARS AGO

Susan Shallbetter, Diagnosed with ALS in 2009

07:18:18 "I can move my right baby finger and my thumb and that's all." 07:18:26

THE DISEASE TAKES AWAY MUSCLE MOVEMENT.

SUSAN NOW NEEDS A WHEELCHAIR AND A BREATHING RESPIRATOR.

Susan Shallbetter, Diagnosed with ALS in 2009

07:23:25 "My husband is my everything." 07:23:28

HER HUSBAND BILL DRESSES HER, FEEDS HER, BATHES HER AND TODAY HE HELPED RAISE AWARENESS FOR HER DISEASE.

Bill Shallbetter, Susan's Husband

"So here it goes whoa that's cold."

BILL TOOK THE "ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE." A VIRAL INITIATIVE TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR A-L-S.

Bill Shallbetter, Susan's Husband

07:30:51 "anything that brings attention to a disease like this is worth while." 07:30:57

THE CHALLENGE IS SIMPLE, PEOPLE MUST DUMP ICE WATER ON THEMSELVES, POST THE VIDEO ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND CHALLENGE FRIENDS TO DO THE SAME.

IF THEY DON'T WITHIN IN 24 HOURS, THEY HAVE TO DONATE 100 DOLLARS TO AN A-L-S CHARITY.

Susan Shallbetter, Diagnosed with ALS in 2009

07:20:59 "Anything that we can do that will make people realize that we're here as ALS patients." 07:21:06

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY TAKEN PART INCLUDING THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDAS MASCOT ALBERT THE GATOR.

Nats of Albert taking the challenge

RIGHT NOW THERE IS NO CURE FOR A-L-S.

BUT THE SHALLBETTERS HOPE THIS INITIATIVE HELP WILL LEAD TO ONE SOMEDAY SOON.

Bill Shallbetter, Susan's Husband

07:30:30 "It's particularly rough to watch somebody you love go from a vibrant having fun doing everything to not being able to do anything." 07:30:42 Return to index of stories...


ALS COLD WATER CHALLENGE-TC MON


THE A-L-S ASSOCIATION TELLS NBC 2 THEY DID NOT START THIS CHALLENGE BUT THEY FULLY SUPPORT IT.

THEYVE SEEN A SPIKE IN DONATIONS IN THE LAST TEN DAYS

I, TOO, AM TAKING ON THE CHALLENGE.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT CHECK OUT MY FACEBOOK PAGE LATER TONIGHT.

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


SWFL WATER QUALITY-OC, VO


CONSTRUCTION FOR A MAJOR WATER PROJECT TO HELP SAVE OUR SHORELINE WILL BE PUSHED BACK.

TODAY, SOUTH FLORIDA WATER OFFICIALS SAY THE DELAY FOR THE C43 RESERVOIR WILL NOT HURT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE RESERVOIR IS BEING BUILT IN HENDRY COUNTY. AND WILL HOLD EXCESS FRESH WATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE. Return to index of stories...


SWFL WATER QUALITY-SOTVO


Phil Flood, South Florida Water Management District Director

:05:21 We want to keep that area reserved so we can utilize it to pump

water out of the caloosahatchee river and store it to keep it out of

the estuary if need, the down side to that is the ground is wet and

you cant do any work.

so we'll have to wait until the end rainy season, beginning of dry

season, to get out there and do some work. thats the result of the

delay.

HE SAID THE BIGGER PROJECT IS FAR ENOUGH DOWN THE LINE THAT PUSHING

BACK DEMO PHASE WONT IMPACT THE PROJECT.

IN THE MEANTIME THEY ARE HIRING ENGINEERS AND GETTING THE PROPER

PERMITS FOR THE PROJECT. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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RESHAD JONES SUSPENSION-VO OFF TOP


HOURS BEFORE THEIR PRESEASON OPENER.THE MIAMI DOLPHINS ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT SAFETY RESHAD JONES HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FOR THE FIRST FOUR GAMES OF THIS SEASON.

THE 5-TH YEAR PRO VIOLATED THE LEAGUE'S PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUG POLICY.

JONES HAS STARTED EVERY GAME.EACH OF THE LAST TWO SEASONS. Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS PRESEASON OPENER-ONCAM


JONES WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY IN TONIGHT'S PRESEASON OPENER AT ATLANTA. AND THE REST OF THE PRESEASON GAMES.

AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR. DOLPHINS AND FALCONS RIGHT HERE ON N-B-C TWO.

THE DOLPHINS HAVE HIGH HOPES. WITH THEIR EYES SET ON THEIR FIRST PLAYOFF BERTH SINCE 2008. Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS REAX-SOTTOPS


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DOLPHINS NBC2-SSTOPS


N-B-C TWO'S LIVE COVERAGE TONIGHT BEGINS AT 7-PM.

THE SPANISH AUDIO BROADCAST WILL BE SEEN ON NBC TWO NEWS NOW. Return to index of stories...


SAMMY WATKINS VS CAROLINA TONIGHT-VOTOPS


AFTER GOING WITHOUT A CATCH IN HIS PRESEASON DEBUT. SOUTH FORT MYERS GRAD SAMMY WATKINS WILL START FOR THE BILLS TONIGHT AT CAROLINA.

THE PANTHERS MAY BE WITHOUT NORTH FORT MYERS ALUM TRE BOSTON. WHO'S NURSING A GROIN INJURY.

SAMMY'S BROTHER, JAYLEN, AND FELLOW CAPE HIGH GRAD NATE ALLEN WILL PLAY FOR THE EAGLES TONIGHT AT CHICAGO.

THE BUCS PLAY AT JACKSONVILLE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES HS PRACTICE-VOTOPS


THE NAPLES GOLDEN EAGLES ARE WRAPPING UP WEEK ONE OF PRACTICE ON THE HIGH SCHOOL GRIDIRON.

NAPLES WENT NINE-AND-THREE AND MADE THE SECOND ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS LAST SEASON WITH A RELATIVELY YOUNG TEAM.

SIXTEEN STARTERS ARE BACK. WHICH HAS THE GOLDEN EAGLES EXPECTING A LONGER PLAYOFF RUN THIS FALL. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES REAX-SOTVO


NAPLES HOSTS DUNBAR IN ITS SEASON OPENER JUST THREE WEEKS FROM TODAY. Return to index of stories...


PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-ONCAM


RAIN DELAYED THE SECOND ROUND OF THE P-G-A CHAMPIONSHIP AT VALHALLA.

BUT IT DIDN'T KEEP RORY MCILROY FROM JUMPING TO THE TOP OF THE LEADERBOARD. Return to index of stories...


PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-CGTOPS


MCILROY SHOT 67 TODAY.CURRENTLY LEADS BY TWO.

LOTS OF PLAYERS ARE STILL ON THE COURSE.INCLUDING TIGER.

BUT MCILROY WILL BE THE FAVORITE HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-SOTTOPS


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GEORGE MCNEILL-ONCAM


GEORGE MCNEILL WAS IN THE FINAL GROUP TO TEE OFF TODAY.

THE NORTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL GRAD IS 4-OVER PAR. 3 SHOTS OFF THE PROJECTED WEEKEND CUT. Return to index of stories...


GULF COAST SHOWCASE-VOTOPS


THE GULF COAST SHOWCASE MADE THEIR THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE FOR THE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL.

2-TIME DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMP U-CONN HEADLINES THE FIELD.

TO SEE THE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE, HEAD TO THE SPORTS PAGE AT N-B-C DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ONCAM


IMMOKALEE NATIVE ARGEO CRUZ. WHO RAN CROSS COUNTRY FOR F-G-C-U LAST YEAR. NAMED AN ASSISTANT COACH FOR THE EAGLES THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-OC, VO


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JAILBIRD TWEET LEE COUNTY-(3) SS


THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE TOOK ITS TWITTER FOLLOWERS ON A VIRTUAL TOUR OF AN ARRET.

THE DEPARTMENT CALLED IT "JAILBIRD TWEETS".

EVERY COUPLE OF MINUTES THEY TWEETED PICTURES OF DIFFERENT STAGES IN THE JAIL.

STARTING THE PARKING LOT.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE ALSO SHOWED WHAT A TYPICAL CELL LOOKS LIKE.

THIS IS FOR 2 INMATES.

THE TOUR ALSO GAVE A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT ALL THE PAPERWORK THAT GOES INTO MAKING THE JAIL RUN. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...