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DIRECTORS PAGE ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-SOTVO-BNR
NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS TEASE ONE-2 SHOT
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP TZ1 A) VETS SERVICE DOGS-SOTVO
TOSS TO DAVE-VO in PLASMA-LIVE TZ1 B) MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-VOTOPS
BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-LIVEU TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-BNR-PKG 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-LIVEU STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
TOSS TO CLIFTON-SS, E-AniBX ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
TAMMY HALL RELEASED-LIVEU 1 FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TAMMY HALL RELEASED-PKG SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
TAMMY HALL RELEASED-LIVEU 1 SPORTS
TEEN TOXIN PLEA-SS, VO MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-ONCAM
SIESTA KEY PLANE CRASH-SS-FLYOUT VO MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-ON CAM LIVE
OTHER PLANE CRASHES-trx VOTOPS MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-LIVEU 2
CIRCLE K ROBBERY FOLO-trx SS (2) MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-VOTOPS
DOG TOSSED OUT OF CAR-SS (2) MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-LIVEU 2
FL OFFICIALS PG TOUR-BUBBA BUXTON PROMOTED-VOTOPS
HURRICANE CHARLEY-VOTOPS-WIPE LLWS SOFTBALL-ON CAM
HURRICANE CHARLEY-SOTVO NBA CLIPPERS SOLD-VOTOPS
5YR SPECIAL ENCORE-SSTOPS SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
BIRDCAGE ROBIN WILLIAMS-SOTVO AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
COLLIER CHECK WASHING-trx VO-WIPE TZ)1 SMALL PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS
COLLIER CHECK WASHING-SOTVO TZ)2 GUILTY PLEA-VOTOPS
CHARCO STOLEN CREDIT CARD-SS VETS SERVICE DOGS-2 SHOT
RED TIDE UPDATE-trx O-AniBX VETS SERVICE DOGS-BNR-PKG
GULF OIL SPILL TRIAL-VO VETS SERVICE DOGS-OC
FL PENSION REFORM-VO-WIPE EXPENSIVE STATES FOR CARS-VIDBX
FL PENSION REFORM-SOTVO CLOSE-4SHOT
ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-VO-WIPE  


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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


New at 6:00

School Bus Driver Shortage

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY IN LEE COUNTY-- AND THERE AREN'T ENOUGH BUS DRIVERS.

NBC 2 FOUND OUT WHAT'S BEHIND THE SHORTAGE --

AND HOW WILL IT AFFECT YOUR KIDS.

04:53 It comes down to a numbers game.

PLUS.A SMALL PLANE CRASH LANDED OFF A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BEACH --

FOR THE THIRD TIME IN LESS THAN A MONTH.

WHAT THE PILOT SAYS CAUSED IT TO GO DOWN.

AND.

Must See

Guardian Angels

"It helps me far more than I think I'm helping the dog."

THEY'RE CALLED GUARDIAN ANGELS.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW THESE DOGS IN NAPLES ARE HELPING THE HOMELESS AND DISABLED VETERANS. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO DAVE-VO in PLASMA-LIVE


DOZENS OF LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS DIDN'T SHOW UP FOR A REFRESHER TRAINING COURSE.

AND NOW -- WITH HUNDREDS OF NEW STUDENTS IN THE DISTRICT -- SCHOOL LEADERS ARE SCRAMBLING TO FIND DRIVERS FOR THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS.

NBC-2s DAVE ELIAS IS LIVE AT THE BUS DEPOT.

DAVE -- JUST HOW BIG IS THE SHORTAGE? Return to index of stories...


BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-LIVEU


THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS ABOUT 40 DRIVERS SHORT TO START THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

RIGHT NOW -- THEY'RE FORCED TO CALL OUT SUBSTITUTES TO MAKE SURE ALL THE NECESSARY BUSES ARE RUNNING WHEN CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-BNR-PKG


randy Goss/New Driver / 24:03 School starts next week and we just wanted to start on getting the bus cleaned for the students. 34:09

RANDY GOSS IS ONE OF THE NEW BUS DRIVERS THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT JUST HIRED.

BUT THEY STILL NEED DOZENS MORE TO START THE YEAR.

robert Morgan/Transportation Director / 12:50 I have 40 part time positions right now. I could also use quite a few substitutes. 12:54

TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR ROBERT MORGAN SAYS HE'S USING NEARLY EVERY SUBSTITUTE HE HAS TO FILL THE EMPTY WHEELS.

morgan / 14:02 It's a very challenging job. 14:04

HE SAYS THAT ALONG WITH STRESS ARE REASONS FOR A HIGH TURNOVER IN THE INDUSTRY.

dave Elias/Lee County / 21:49 Right now the district needs some 40 bus drivers but we've learned they may need even more 22;33 That's because there were about 70 drivers who simply didn't show up for their refresher course. 22;57

morgan/ 15:22 Some people are out on workers comp. Some people didn't get back from their vacation. 15:25

THE DISTRICTS GROWTH AND PLANNING DIRECTOR SAYS A GROWING DISTRICT IS ANOTHER BIG NEED FOR MORE DRIVERS.

04:53 It comes down to a numbers game. This is how many seats you have and these are the number of you're projecting to have in the future. 04:58

PROJECTIONS IN STUDENT GROWTH DON'T SHOW THE NEED FOR DRIVERS EASING ANYTIME SOON.

mora / :56 We're growing at about 2% a year which is the equivalent to about the size of a high school a year. :59

ASSURING THAT SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS LIKE RANDY GOSS AND HIS WIFE HAVE STEADY EMPLOYMENT.

randy Goss/ 23:47 My wife's been driving for years now and I just finally got here. Kinda semi-retired but they're looking for bus drivers so we're being a husband and wife team. 23:58 Return to index of stories...


BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-LIVEU


IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A BUS DRIVER -- THE JOB PAYS $13-DOLLARS AN HOUR FOR A PART-TIME DRIVER.

YOU CAN APPLY ONLINE IF YOU HAVE A CLEAN DRIVING RECORD.

THE DISTRICT ALSO TRAINS THOSE WITHOUT EXPERIENCE.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS, DAVE ELIAS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CLIFTON-SS, E-AniBX


FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL IS OUT OF PRISON.

SHE WAS RELEASED THIS MORNING -- AFTER SPENDING 6 MONTHS BEHIND BARS.

HALL USED MORE THAN 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF CAMPAIGN MONEY TO PAY HER MORTGAGE AND GO ON SHOPPING SPREES.

NBC 2'S CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

I UNDERSTAND - HALL STILL HAS A LOT OF LEGAL THINGS TO DEAL WITH. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL RELEASED-LIVEU 1


90 DAYS OF HOUSE ARREST --

THREE YEARS OF PROBATION --

AND 250 HOURS COMMUNITY SERVICE --

RIGHT NOW -- SHE HAS SEVERAL SUPPORTERS HELPING HER GET STARTED -- INCLUDING A JOB OFFER. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL RELEASED-PKG


"I hope she comes back, she was that good."

AFTER RESIGNING FROM COUNTY COMMISSION -- AND BEFORE HEADING TO PRISON -- TAMMY HALL WAS GIVEN A MARKETING JOB BY DAVID CROWTHER FOR HIS COMPANY, CFS ROOFING SERVICES --

"The offer for her to come back is open, but I haven't heard from her. i hope she comes back, but we'll see what happens.

HE CALLS HALL A FRIEND -- AND EVEN GAVE HER MONEY DURING HER CAMPAIGN --

"we gave her that money to win the election and she did so. Sorry she did what she did, but we're real happy with what she did when she was in office. Now, it's a different story and we're hoping she comes back to work."

TURNS OUT -- SEVERAL FRIENDS ARE STEPPING IN AS HALL GETS OUT OF PRISON --

THE OWNERS OF THIS PROPERTY ALONG THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER IN FORT MYERS TELL US THEY'RE HELPING HER OUT BY GIVING HER A PLACE TO STAY --

SHE'LL BE LIVING IN THIS PROPERTY -- AND WILL BE UNDER HOUSE ARREST FOR THE NEXT 90 DAYS --

SHE WILL HAVE LIMITED VISITORS, CANNOT DRINK IN EXCESS --

AND WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO LEAVE IF IT HAS BEEN APPROVED --

BUT WILL BE ABLE TO GO TO PLACES LIKE CHURCH AND WORK --

AND CROWTHER HOPES -- THAT WORK, IS HERE --

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TAMMY HALL RELEASED-LIVEU 1


WE'RE ALSO LEARNING HALL HAS 72 HOURS TO REPORT TO HER PROBATION OFFICER HERE AT THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE --

AND CANNOT RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE.

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


TEEN TOXIN PLEA-SS, VO


A LABELLE TEEN -- ACCUSED OF MAKING AND SELLING DEADLY TOXINS -- PLEADED GUILTY TODAY IN FEDERAL COURT.

AGENTS ARRESTED 19-YEAR OLD JESSE KORFF IN JANUARY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE LEFT THE SUBSTANCE -- ABRIN -- AT A REST AREA ALONG I-75 IN FORT MYERS.

KORFF THOUGHT HE WAS SELLING TO A BUYER HE FOUND ON THE INTERNET --

NOT A FEDERAL AGENT.

THEN, WHEN OFFICIALS SEARCHED KORRF'S HOME --

THEY SAY THEY FOUND A PIPE BOMB, SEVERAL WEAPONS, RICIN AND A METH LAB.

SENTENCING IS SET FOR NOVEMBER.

KORFF COULD GET LIFE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


SIESTA KEY PLANE CRASH-SS-FLYOUT VO


A CAPE CORAL MAN WAS ABLE TO WALK AWAY FROM A PLANE CRASH TODAY -- AT A BEACH IN SARASOTA COUNTY.

THE WORLD WAR TWO REPLICA BI-PLANE WENT DOWN THIS AFTERNOON -- OFF SIESTA KEY.

THE PILOT -- 75-YEAR-OLD EARLE SWAN OF BRADENTON -- SAYS THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE ENGINE.

THE PASSENGER WAS 52-YEAR-OLD MARTIN THOMAS FROM CAPE CORAL.

BOTH WERE OK. Return to index of stories...


OTHER PLANE CRASHES-trx VOTOPS


THIS IS THE THIRD TIME IN LESS THAN A MONTH A SMALL PLANE HAS CRASHED ON THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COAST.

TWO WEEKS AGO -- A PLANE CRASHED ON A BEACH IN VENICE -- KILLING AN ARMY SERGEANT AND HIS 9-YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AS THEY PLAYED ON THE SAND.

A WEEK BEFORE THAT -- A PILOT DIED WHEN HE CRASHED INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO -- OFF NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND.

HE WAS TRYING TO LAND ON A GRASSY AIRSTRIP DURING BAD WEATHER. Return to index of stories...


CIRCLE K ROBBERY FOLO-trx SS (2)


FORT MYERS POLICE SAY THE ROBBERS WHO SHOT A NEWSPAPER DELIVERYMAN CARJACKED ANOTHER VICTIM THE DAY BEFORE.

TODAY, OFFICERS FOUND THE NISSAN ABANDONED.

SOMEONE CARJACKED the OWNER OVER the WEEKEND AT THE WALGREENS ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD.

EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING -- THREE MASKED GUNMAN IN THAT CAR HELD-UP THE CIRCLE K ON WINKLER AVENUE --

AND THEN, CHASED DOWN AND SHOT A NEWSPAPER DELIVERY MAN WHO WITNESSED THE ROBBERY.

THE VICTIM IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

POLICE HAVE NOT MADE ANY ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


DOG TOSSED OUT OF CAR-SS (2)


TONIGHT -- LEE DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES NEEDS YOUR HELP FINDING THE PERSON WHO PUSHED A DOG OUT OF A MOVING CAR.

THE 10-MONTH OLD TERRIER INJURED HER LEG AND IS NOW IN FOSTER CAR.

INVESTIGATORS FOUND THE DOG NEAR NORTHEAST 24TH AVENUE AND PINE ISLAND ROAD IN CAPE CORAL.

WITNESSES SAY THE SUSPECT CAR WAS A BLUE BMW, LIKE THIS ONE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION -- CALL ANIMAL SERVICES. Return to index of stories...


FL OFFICIALS PG TOUR-BUBBA


TOMORROW MARKS THE 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE CHARLEY.

FLORIDA AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER ADAM PUTNAM AND FORMER GOVERNOR JEB BUSH WILL BE IN PUNTA GORDA -- TO SEE HOW THE AREA LOOKS A DECADE AFTER THE DEADLY STORM.

THEY'LL ALSO MEET WITH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND THE ENTERPRISE CHARLOTTE COUNTY ECONOMIC COUNCIL. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE CHARLEY-VOTOPS-WIPE


PEOPLE WHO LIVED THROUGH HURRICANE CHARLEY HAVEN'T FORGETTEN THE DESTRUCTION --

POUNDS OF DEBRIS --

AND WEEKS OF LIVING WITHOUT ELECTRICITY.

TODAY -- FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT WAS IN PUNTA GORDA SHOWING HOW TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED IN THE LAST TEN YEARS.

COUNTY LEADERS SAY EVEN THOUGH IT'S IMPROVED -- SOLID TEAMWORK IS WHAT REALLY HELPED THEM THROUGH THE DEVASTATION. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE CHARLEY-SOTVO


RAY BRIGGS/PUNTA GORDA FIRE CHIEF

"During that time of need when there was, this one had power but this one had a swimming pool and all that, those resources came together. And again my message is that of community."

YOU MAY REMEMBER --

AFTER CHARLEY -- CREWS HAD TO CLEAR MORE THAN 2-THOUSAND MILES OF ROAD BEFORE UTILITIES COULD BE RESTORED. Return to index of stories...


5YR SPECIAL ENCORE-SSTOPS


THIS WEEK -- NBC2 REMEMBERS THE DESTRUCTION FROM HURRICANE CHARLEY -- TALKING WITH THE PEOPLE WHO SURVIVED THE STORM.

OUR ENCORE PRESENTATION OF THE 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY AIRS AT TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT 3 O'CLOCK. Return to index of stories...


BIRDCAGE ROBIN WILLIAMS-SOTVO


TONIGHT -- ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND IN SOUTH FLORIDA -- PEOPLE ARE PAYING TRIBUTE TO COMEDIAN ROBIN WILLIAMS.

NO SUPERS -- TOO QUICK

Damian Besio/Carlyle Hotel Manager

"Everynight we get the question is this the place where The Birdcage was filed and of course it is."

Missy Meyakie Lepaige/Palace Bar Performer

"That was something that inspired me to be what I am today. We consider him to be part of the hotel."

THE CARLYLE HOTEL IN MIAMI WAS THE BACKDROP FOR THE MOVIE, "THE BIRDCAGE" STARRING WILLIAMS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE ACTOR AND COMEDIAN HANGED HIMSELF. YESTERDAY AT HIS CALIFORNIA HOME.

HE HAD BEEN BATTLING DEPRESSION.

HE WAS 63-YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER CHECK WASHING-trx VO-WIPE


A WARNING TONIGHT FROM THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE --

CRIMINALS ARE TARGETING THE HOMELESS TO CASH FRAUDULENT CHECKS.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED THIS MAN -- RICHARD WALSH -- WHEN HE TRIED TO CASH A NEARLY 5-THOUSAND DOLLAR "WASHED CHECK" AT A NAPLES BANK.

INVESTIGATORS SAY IT'S JUST ONE OF A HANDFUL OF CASES.

HERE'S WHAT WASHED CHECKS LOOK LIKE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY CROOKS GRAB CHECKS OUT OF MAILBOXES --

WASH THEM WITH CHEMICALS --

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COLLIER CHECK WASHING-SOTVO


Lt. Chad Parker, Collier County Sheriff's Office

23:00:23-:28

I know the offer is tempting to make a quick buck especially if you're on hard times, but just say no.

DEPUTIES SAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF -- DON'T LEAVE CHECKS IN YOUR MAILBOX OVERNIGHT --

AND USE GEL PENS WHEN FILLING OUT CHECKS. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO STOLEN CREDIT CARD-SS


CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR TWO PEOPLE WHO BROKE INTO A HOME AND THEN, USED STOLEN CREDIT CARDS TO BUY GAS.

TAKE A CLOSE LOOK --

DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS CAR?

THESE ARE SURVEILLANCE PICTURES FROM THE CIRCLE K ON TAMIAMI TRAIL IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

DEPUTIES SAY THE THIEVES STOPPED AT THE GAS STATION -- JUST HOURS AFTER THEY BROKE INTO A HOME ON GLENDALE AVENUE. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE UPDATE-trx O-AniBX


A MASSIVE RED TIDE BLOOM CONTINUES TO GROW -- AS IT MOVES DOWN THE FLORIDA COAST.

THE TOXIC ALGAE IS ABOUT 20 MILES OFF THE COAST OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

RIGHT NOW -- THE BLOOM IS NOW 60 MILES WIDE --

90 MILES LONG --

RED TIDE APPEARS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO ALMOST EVERY YEAR --

BUT OFFICIALS HAVEN'T SEEN ONE THIS SIZE SINCE 2005.

THE FWC SAYS SO FAR -- AROUND 1-THOUSAND FISH HAVE DIED FROM THE BLOOM. Return to index of stories...


GULF OIL SPILL TRIAL-VO


A FORMER B-P EXECUTIVE -- ACCUSED OF LYING ABOUT THE 20-10 OIL SPILL IN THE GULF OF MEXICO -- IS HEADED TO TRIAL.

THE EXPLOSION ON THE DEEPWATER HORIZON RIG KILLED 11 WORKERS -- AND SPEWED MORE THAN 4-MILLION BARRELS OF OIL INTO THE GULF.

PROSECUTORS SAY DAVID RAINY LIED TO CONGRESS ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF OIL SPILLING INTO THE GULF.

HE'S SET TO GO TO TRIAL MARCH 9TH. Return to index of stories...


FL PENSION REFORM-VO-WIPE


FLORIDA BUSINESS OWNERS ARE TEAMING UP WITH THE WATCHDOG GROUP -- FLORIDA TAXWATCH -- TO TRY AND REFORM GOVERNMENT PENSION PLANS.

OFFICIALS SAY LOCAL PENSION PLANS ARE UNDERFUNDED BY MORE THAN TEN BILLION DOLLARS.

AND IF THEY'RE NOT FIXED SOON --

SOME RETIREES WILL RUN OUT OF MONEY. Return to index of stories...


FL PENSION REFORM-SOTVO


Rob Weissert, Florida TaxWatch

"There are communities that can't fund their own pension systems that are going to have to declare bankruptcy. They're going to have to massively cut services. Those are police services and fire services, so we're going to end up with unsafe communities. These are parks and rec services, economic development: all of the things that make our state a great place to live."

LOCAL PENSION REFORM HAD STRONG SUPPORT THIS YEAR IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE --

BUT THE BILL FAILED WHEN LAWMAKERS TIED IT TO THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-VO-WIPE


ONE YEAR AFTER A LABELLE BOY DIED FROM A BRAIN EATING AMEOBA -- HE CONTINUES TO INSPIRE THE COMMUNITY.

WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT ZAC RENYA -- JUST BEFORE HE DIED LAST AUGUST.

TODAY, WE STOPPED BY ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE -- A CHARITY WHERE MIDDLE SCHOOL CHILDREN CAN GO AFTER CLASS TO GET TUTORED AND PLAY.

ZAC'S PARENTS SAY THEY WANT TO GIVE KIDS WHAT THEY GAVE THEIR SON -- A LOVING PLACE. Return to index of stories...


ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-SOTVO-BNR


Jesenia Molina, Zac's Friendship House

26:20-26:31

First motivation is love. I feel like Jessie and ms. Betsy they poured so much into their kids. And now that Zac is gone they've extended their family to all of these kids.

ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS.

AND IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN ENROLLING YOUR CHILD -- THE PROGRAM STARTS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- GO TO NBC DASH-TWO DOT-COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


A NEW DOG TRAINING PROGRAM IN NAPLES GIVES SPECIAL MEANING TO THE PHRASE -- "MAN'S BEST FRIEND."

22:12:52-

"It's a program that I have came through myself and has saved my life."

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW THESE "GUARDIAN ANGELS" ARE HELPING RECOVERING ADDICTS AND WOUNDED WARRIORS.

PLUS -- FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER -- THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE ARE PLAYING A HOME GAME AWAY FROM HOME.

NBC 2 TAKES YOU OUT TO THE BALLGAME AT JET BLUE PARK.

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TZ1 A) VETS SERVICE DOGS-SOTVO


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TZ1 B) MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-VOTOPS


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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.

FORECAST: ONSHORE WIND IMPACTS WEDNESDAY'S RAIN POTENTIAL

Drier air in the mid-levels of the atmosphere has helped to keep our rain opportunities very low the past several days, and that trend continues this evening.

Through tonight we will continue to only have to include a widely isolated shower chance, and mainly for communities along and east of the Interstate 75 corridor.

Lows tonight should range from the mid and upper 70s along the immediate coatline to low and mid 70s across the interior of the state.

On Wednesday we will experience an onshore wind from the south and southwest. When that type of wind pattern establishes itself in our region, we open the door for some rain and isolated thunder in the morning and early afternoon hours.

With this in mind, don't be surprised if you encounter a passing shower or downpour on your drive to work tomorrow morning or even into the Wednesday lunch hour, but mainly for areas west of I-75.

By the afternoon however, our rain chances again become isolated along the coast and more numerous for areas in interior Collier, Glades and Hendry Counties.

Highs on Wednesday should range from the upper 80s along the beaches to near 92 at Fort Myers, 90 at Naples and 93 at Port Charlotte.

On Thursday, we will continue with an onshore wind flow meaning the risk for some showers in the morning exists. The afternoon should see a more moisture-rich environment and that could help to spark more showers and storms than the region has seen in the past week during the afternoon.

TROPICAL UPDATE

No tropical cyclones are active in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. None are expected to develop in the next 24 to 48 hours. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-ONCAM


SEVEN WEEKS AGO.THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE AND SAINT LUCIE METS PLAYED 4-PLUS INNING AT HAMMOND STADIUM BEFORE RAIN SENT EVERYONE HOME.

TONIGHT.THAT GAME FINALLY GETS COMPLETED. BUT HERE'S THE CATCH.IT WILL NOT BE AT HAMMOND. BUT AT JET-BLUE PARK. Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-ON CAM LIVE


THAT'S WHERE WE FIND NBC TWO'S CHRIS PARKS WITH THE STORY.CHRIS. Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-LIVEU 2


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MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-VOTOPS


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MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-LIVEU 2


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BUXTON PROMOTED-VOTOPS


IF THE MIRACLE ARE TO WIN THEIR FIRST LEAGUE TITLE.IT WILL BE WITHOUT TWINS TOP PROSPECT BYRON BUXTON.

THE ORGANIZATION PROMOTED THE OUTFIELDER AND 2013 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR LATE LAST NIGHT.

BUXTON HAS ONLY PLAYED 30 GAMES THIS SEASON AFTER DEALING IT WITH A WRIST INJURY. Return to index of stories...


LLWS SOFTBALL-ON CAM


THE CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS WILL PLAY THE REST OF THIS SEASON WITHOUT JOSH SALE. SUSPENDED 50 GAMES BY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FOR FAILING A DRUG TEST.

THE 13-14 YEAR OLD SOFTBALL TEAM FROM FORT MYERS AMERICAN LITTLE LEAGUE HAS WON THEIR FIRST THREE GAMES AT THE WORLD SERIES OUT IN KIRKLAND-WASHINGTON.

NICOLE RODRIGUEZ STRUCK OUT 18 BATTERS IN A 1-NOTHING WIN OVER THE HOST TEAM FROM WASHINGTON STATE. Return to index of stories...


NBA CLIPPERS SOLD-VOTOPS


THE L-A CLIPPERS ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT STEVE BALLMER IS THE TEAM'S NEW OWNER.

THIS COMES AFTER THE SALE FROM THE STERLING FAMILY TRUST TO THE FORMER C-E-O OF MICROSOFT.

THE NBA IS NOW SUING FORMER OWNER DONALD STERLING.FOR IN EFFECT.EMBARRASSING THE LEAGUE WITH HIS RACIST RANT CAUGHT ON TAPE. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


FGCU'S WOMENS BASKETBALL TEAM WILL OPEN THE SEASON. AT HOME. FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14TH VS. GEORGE WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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TZ)1 SMALL PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS


ANOTHER PLANE CRASH ON A FLORIDA BEACH.

TONIGHT NBC2 TRACKS DOWN PEOPLE WHO KNOW THE CAPE CORAL PASSENGER INJURED IN THE CRASH

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TZ)2 GUILTY PLEA-VOTOPS


AND A LABELLE TEEN ACCUSED OF MAKING AND SELLING DEADLY TOXINS PLEADED GUILTY.

TONIGHT AT 11, YOU'LL HEAR FROM HIS FORMER NEIGHBORS. Return to index of stories...


VETS SERVICE DOGS-2 SHOT


TRAINING A DOG CAN BE TOUGH - ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE TEACHING IT TO HELP DISABLED VETERANS.

A LOT MORE COMPLICATED THAN SIT AND STAY.

NBC 2'S SOPHIE NEILSEN FOUND A NAPLES NON-PROFIT THAT'S TEACHING THESE DOWN ON THEIR LUCK VETS TO HELP THEMSELVES AND OTHERS. Return to index of stories...


VETS SERVICE DOGS-BNR-PKG


Jason Cross

Liason/ former addict 221316 man's best friend as they say 3

MEET JUSTICE AND CHIEF.

Jason Cross

Liason/ former addict 221340 are you a good boy?

TWO PUPS LEARNING TO BECOME SERVICE DOGS.

THEIR TRAINERS -- JASON CROSS AND ANTHONY DISTEFANO -- ARE ALSO LEARNING.

THEY'RE LEARNING HOW TO OVERCOME ADDICTION AT SAINT MATTHEWS HOUSE IN NAPLES.

Jason Cross

Liason/ former addict 22:12:52 It's a program that I have came through myself and has saved my life

ST. MATTHEWS JUST PARTNERED WITH THE NON-PROFIT GUARDIAN ANGELS THAT PAIRS DISABLED VETERANS WITH SERVICE DOGS.

CHIEF AND JUSTICE WOULD NORMALLY COST A DISABLED VET 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

HAVING RECOVERING ADDICTS VOLUNTEER TO TRAIN THE DOGS -- MAKES THEM FREE.

Anthony Distefano 22513 I have a sense of responsibility now, a sense of purpose. 4

Jason Cross Liason/ former addict Liason/ former addict 221410 we really go over the fundamentals with them, the obedience training and whatnot

Standup:

222826 Because they're being trained as service dogs these guys need to learn to stay calm in all kinds of busy, loud, crowded situations.

Anthony Distefano with Justice

222446 She goes to classes with us she goes to church with us 4

Anthony Distefano 222507 and it helps me far more than I think I'm helping the dog

DISTEFANO AND CROSS REALIZE THEY'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR SOMETHING GREATER --

Anthony Distefano 222539 This is a very big honor, and to have that honor is something I'm not really familiar with

A WAY TO GIVE BACK AND GET BACK.

COVER 221615 got a good chance at life again and it's awesome

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


VETS SERVICE DOGS-OC


GUARDIAN ANGELS SAYS RAISING AND TRAINING A SERVICE DOG CAN COST AS MUCH AS 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

BUT THANKS TO THESE VOLUNTEERS -- VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ABLE TO GET THE SERVICE - FREE. Return to index of stories...


EXPENSIVE STATES FOR CARS-VIDBX


A NEW BANKRATE STUDY FOUND -- FLORIDA IS THE 3RD MOST EXPENSIVE STATE TO OWN A CAR.

RESEARCHERS RANKED STATES ON THE COST OF GAS, INSURANCE AND REPAIRS.

THE AVERAGE AMERICAN SPENDS ABOUT 22-HUNDRED DOLLARS A YEAR ON THEIR CAR.

WYOMING IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE STATE, FOLLOWED BY LOUISIANA.

THE CHEAPEST PLACE TO OWN A CAR IS THE MIDWEST. Return to index of stories...


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