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ANCHOR SUPERS HL1) CHARLEY ANNIVERSARY-TRX-VO
DIRECTORS PAGE HL2) MEDICAL MARIJUANA-TRX-VO
HEADLINES HL3) US IRAQ-TRX-VO
HL1) LIGHTNING PROTECTION-TRX-VO GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH
HL2) BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-TRX-SS 6:30 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL
HL3) HOSPITAL FLASH FLOOD-TRX-VO TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC
GOOD MORNING-2-SHOT PUSH HURRICANE CHARLEY ANNIVERSARY-VO IN PLASMA, GRX IN
6:00 WEATHER LEAD-WX WALL HURRICANE CHARLEY ANNIVERSARY-PKG
TRAFFIC TOSS-2SHOT HURRICANE CHARLEY ANNIVERSARY-GRX IN PLASMA-SS
TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC JIM REIF DAY-OC-SS
CHARLEY ANNIV JEB BUSH-OTS-VO-CG PG MONTY'S REOPENING-OTS-MITTO
HOSPITAL FLASH FLOOD-OC-SOTVO FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OC-CG
SEVERE FLOODING-TRX-VIDBOX FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA-SOTVO
TRACKING FLOODING RISK-TRX-WX WALL EBOLA LATEST-OTS-VO
PLANE CRASH-TRX-OC-SS-VO US IRAQ-OC-VO
PLANE CRASH-SOTVO SGT WILSON TRIBUTE TONIGHT-OTS-CG
SCHOOL BUS DRIVER FIRED-OC-VO PTSD DOGS-OC-VO
BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-TRX-SS-OC-VO QUARTER HOUR PUSH-2SHOT-SS-VO
BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-(2) SOTVO FIRST ALERT DOPPLER TEASE-OMNI or WALL
RED TIDE GETTING CLOSER-OC-VO BREAK FOUR 6:38:53 AM
LIGHTNING PROTECTION-OC-SS-TRX-OBX 6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
LIGHTNING PROTECTION-LIVE 6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
LIGHTNING PROTECTION-VO TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX
LIGHTNING PROTECTION-LIVE TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC
LIGHTNING BREAKOUT-OTS TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
QUARTER HOUR PUSH-2SHOT-VO DOG TOSSED OUT OF CAR-OC-SS
FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL SINKHOLE SWALLOWS CAR-VO IN PLASMA
BREAK ONE 6:09:48 SINKHOLE SWALLOWS CAR-SOTVO, PLASMA
6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP WHAT'S TRENDING 2DAY-SS-VIDBOX-SS
6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL LAUREN BACALL-VOTOPS
TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX RACE CRASH WAKE-OC-VO
TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC BEST ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE-OC-VO
TRAFFIC ALERT BILLBOARD-CLIP COVERAGE PROMISE-2SHOT-OMNI ANIBOX
FACEBOOK SELFIE OF THE DAY-SSTOPS BREAK FIVE 6:49:12 AM
BONITA DOWNTOWN CHANGES-VO IN PLASMA TODAY SHOW TEASE-BNR SOTTOPS
BONITA DOWNTOWN CHANGES-SOTVO, PLASMA LIVE PIC BUMP track#11-LIVE
TRIBUTE ROBIN WILLIAMS-OC-VO-SS 6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
CLIPPERS SALE-OC-VO 6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
COOLEST CITIES-OC-VIDBOX RVL TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC
TEASE TOSS TO BREAK-2SHOT-LIVELOOK TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
wx tease-OMNI OR WALL KORFF GUILTY-OC-SS
BREAK TWO 6:18:05 COLLIER CHECK WASHING-OC-VO
LIVE PIC BUMP track #21-LIVE COLLIER CHECK WASHING-SOTVO
6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP STEVE BUSCEMI CAPE BONEFISH-TRX-SS
6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX GRX-WX WALL NYC WHALES AND SHARKS-OC-SS
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC TS HURRICANE CHARLEY ANNIV-VOTOPS-SS
COMMUNITY COUNTS-GRX IN PLASMA, LIVE IN PLASMA TS DETECTING LIGHTNING-VOTOPS
COMMUNITY COUNTS-LIVE TS MEDICAL MARIJUANA-VOTOPS
COMMUNITY COUNTS-CG TS BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-VOTOPS
COMMUNITY COUNTS-LIVE TS RED TIDE GETTING CLOSER-VOTOPS
COMMUNITY COUNTS tease-2SH-CG DAYPLANNER FORECAST-OMNI
wx tease-OMNI OR WALL TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC
BREAK THREE 6:27:03 AM GOODBYE-4-SHOT


ANCHOR SUPERS


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DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES


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HL1) LIGHTNING PROTECTION-TRX-VO


RIGHT NOW ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY ---

PROTECTING YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES FROM LIGHTNING STRIKES.

LEE COUNTY LEADERS ARE WORKING ON A GAME PLAN IN THE DAY AHEAD.

THE CHANGES THAT COULD SOON BE COMING, IN A LIVE REPORT. Return to index of stories...


HL2) BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-TRX-SS


AND THE BACK TO SCHOOL COUNTDOWN IS ON!

JUST FIVE DAYS BEFORE STUDENTS HEAD BACK.

AND LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS HAVE A MAJOR PROBLEM.

WILL IT BE ABLE TO COVER ALL THE SCHOOL BUS ROUTES? Return to index of stories...


HL3) HOSPITAL FLASH FLOOD-TRX-VO


AND, MUST-SEE VIDEO!

INCREDIBLE IMAGES OF FLASH FLOODING!

NBC-2 IS TRACKING THE AFTERMATH OF HISTORIC RAINS. AND HALEY'S TRACKING EVEN MORE IN THE DAY AHEAD! Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-2-SHOT PUSH


GOOD MORNING AND HAPPY WEDNESDAY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

I'M CLAY MILLER.

AND I'M KRISTA FOGELSONG.

NBC-2 CHIEF METEOROLGIST HALEY WEBB IS TRACKING RAIN ON THE RADAR. 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...


TRAFFIC TOSS-2SHOT


AND NBC2 IS TRACKING ROAD CONDITIONS.

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


TRAFFIC-TRX NAVI IN TC


HI KRISTA AND CLAY! GOOD MORNING EVERYONE. THIS IS A LIVE LOOK AT I-75 SOUTH AT COLONIAL BLVD. NO MAJOR DELAYS OUT **THERE.** IN NAPLES, I'M SEEING MINOR DELAYS IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AT IMMOKALEE ROAD AND I-75. NATASHA VERMA HERE WITH YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


CHARLEY ANNIV JEB BUSH-OTS-VO-CG


TODAY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MARKS 10 YEARS SINCE HURRICANE CHARLEY.

AND AMONG DOZOENS OF EVENTS NBC-2 WILL BE COVERING TODAY --- FORMER GOVERNOR JEB BUSH WILL BE IN TOWN.

GOVERNOR BUSH AND AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER ADAM PUTNAM TOURED THE DEVASTATION OF HURRICANE CHARLEY TOGETHER WITH PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH IN THE DAYS FOLLOWING THE STORM'S LANDFALL IN 2004.

THEY'LL BE IN PUNTA GORDA BY 10:00 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE.

LUNCH WILL BE AT LAISHLEY'S CRAB HOUSE AT 11:30AM.

THEY WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THE RESPONSE AND REFLECTING ON EXPERIENCES AND LESSONS LEARNED.

COUNT ON NBC-2 FOR COVERAGE. Return to index of stories...


HOSPITAL FLASH FLOOD-OC-SOTVO


THIS IS AMAZING VIDEO YOU HAVE TO SEE.

FLASH FLOODING CAN HAPPEN ANY TIME, ALMOST ANYWHERE -- AS THE STAFF OF A NEBRASKA HOSPITAL LEARNED.

WATCH THIS:

THIS INCREDIBLE CAUGHT-ON-CAMERA MOMENT HAPPENED AT THE GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL IN KEARNEY OVER THE WEEKEND.

WE'RE JUST NOW GETTING A LOOK AT THE VIDEO.

EARLY SATURDAY MORNING, A FLOOD SUDDENLY BURST THROUGH THE LOCKED DOORS OF THE HOSPITAL CAFETERIA.

NINE *FEET* OF GUSHING WATER OVERWHELMED THE HOSPITAL BUILDING.

ADMINISTRATORS SAY HEAVY RAIN BACKED UP THE CITY'S SEWER.

A BASEMENT FLOODED AS WELL.

NO ONE WAS HURT, AND THE WATER DIDN'T REACH ANY PATIENT AREAS. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE FLOODING-TRX-VIDBOX


AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

DRENCHING RAIN LED TO FLASH FLOODS IN THE WASHINGTON AND BALTIMORE.

SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE RESCUED FROM FLOODED CARS.

A SIMILAR PROBLEM AS POWERFUL STORMS SWEPT THROUGH ARIZONA CAUSING POWER OUTAGES, FLOODING AND DAMAGE.

IN DETROIT, PEOPLE ARE STILL STRUGGLING WITH THE AFTERMATH OF HISTORIC RAINS THAT FLOODED THOUSANDS OF BASEMENTS AND LEFT HUNDREDS OF CARS STRANDED. Return to index of stories...


TRACKING FLOODING RISK-TRX-WX WALL


LOOKING AHEAD, HALEY'S TRACKING FLASH FLOOD WATCHES IN EFFECT FROM WEST VIRGINIA TO MAINE, PUTTING MANY STATES AT RISK FOR WIDESPREAD FLOODING. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CRASH-TRX-OC-SS-VO


NOW AN NBC-2 EXCLUSIVE.

WE SPOKE TO THE PASSENGER OF A PLANE THAT FLIPPED OVER IN THE WATER WHEN THE PILOT TOUCHED DOWN NEAR SIESTA KEY.

THE PASSENGER, MARTIN THOMAS, LIVES IN CAPE CORAL.

HE AND A FRIEND WHO'S A PILOT TOOK THE BI-PLANE UP.

THEY SPENT YESTERDAY MORNING DOING AEROBATICS OVER THE GULF.

AROUND NOON THEY STARTED TO HEAD BACK TO LAND AT SARASOTA-BRADENTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

THAT'S WHEN THOMAS SAYS THE ENGINE FAILED.

THEY WERE GOING DOWN AND HAD JUST SECONDS TO REACT.

THE PILOT SAW THE BEACH. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CRASH-SOTVO


"All he really did day was; he saw Siesta Key Beach, he saw a lot of people out on the beach, he did his best to get it away from the populated area and put it down in a safe location."

THE IMPACT SENT THE PLANE TUMBLING. BOUNCING INTO THE GULF.

THOMAS HIT HIS HEAD ON THE DASHBOARD - HIS FRIEND WAS FINE.

THEN CAME THE WATER -

IT STARTED TO FILL THE PLANE -- THEY GOT OUT AS FAST AS THEY COULD AND SWAM TO SHORE.

DESPITE THE TERRIFYING CRASH - THOMAS SAYS HE WON'T STOP FLYING.

STILL - IT'S HARD FOR MANY OF US TO UNDERSTAND -- ESPECIALLY AFTER TWO RECENT DEADLY CRASHES OFF OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL BUS DRIVER FIRED-OC-VO


THIS MORNING A LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BUS DRIVER IS OUT OF A JOB -- AFTER FIGHTING ON SCHOOL PROPERTY.

IT HAPPENED ALL THE WAY BACK IN DECEMBER.

BUT SINCE MARCH -- CHRISTEL FREEMAN WAS SIMPLY SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY.

JUST YESTERDAY THE SCHOOL BOARD FORMALLY LET HER GO.

NBC-2 TALKED TO HER AFTERWARDS.

SHE SAYS SHE REGRETS THE BRAWL.

SHE'S BEEN WITH LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS FOR 14 YEARS --

AND WAS HOPING TO GET HER JOB BACK.

THE SCHOOL BOARD DID NOT WANT TO COMMENT ON THEIR DECISION.

THE OTHER COWORKER INVOLVED-- WAS NOT SUSPENDED AND STILL WORKS FOR THE DISTRICT. Return to index of stories...


BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-TRX-SS-OC-VO


THIS COMES AS THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS WORKING HARD TO GET ENOUGH BUS DRIVERS BEFORE CLASSES START ON MONDAY!

JUST FIVE DAYS TO GO!

NBC2 IS LEARNING-

NEARLY 70 SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS FAILED TO SHOW UP FOR THEIR REFRESHER DRIVING COURSE THIS YEAR-

THAT'S LEAVING THE DISTRICT SHORT HANDED.

NOW IT'S LOOKING FOR ABOUT 40 PART-TIME DRIVERS. Return to index of stories...


BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-(2) SOTVO


Mark Mora/Director of Planning

06:18 I don't think we're approaching a crisis level on any level at the moment. 06:20/

Robert Morgan: Transportation Director

15:00 Right now we have about 700 drivers and the additional 50 we have will be filled by the substitute list. 15:07

THE JOB PAYS 13 DOLLARS AN HOUR.

THE DISTRICT ALSO TRAINS DRIVERS WITHOUT EXPERIENCE.

ANYONE WITH A CLEAN DRIVING RECORD CAN APPLY. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE GETTING CLOSER-OC-VO


THIS MORNING A MASSIVE RED TIDE BLOOM IS GROWING -- 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.

F-W-C REPORTS THIS BLOOM HAS KILLED AROUND 1-THOUSAND FISH. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING PROTECTION-OC-SS-TRX-OBX


GOING TO THE BEACH MAY BE GETTING A BIT SAFER.

IN JUST A FEW HOURS-- FORT MYERS BEACH LEADERS WILL TALK ABOUT INSTALLING A LIGHTNING DETECTION STSTEM ON THE ENTIRE ISLAND.

JUST LAST MONTH-- ONE MAN DIED FROM A LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

TWO OTHERS WERE HOSPITALIZED-- INCLUDING ZAC LATAWIEC.

DOCTORS SAY ITS A MIRACLE HES ALIVE.

NBC2'S ALEX DE ARMAS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE LIVE OUTSIDE FORT MYERS TOWN HALL WITH WHAT WE CAN EXPECT TODAY. BUT DUE TO LIGHTNING THEY HAD TO POWER DOWN.

SHE ACTUALLY TELLS US THEY HAD FOUR STRIKES EXTREMELY CLOSE TO THEM! Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING PROTECTION-LIVE


FORT MYERS BEACH LEADERS ARE GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT INSTALLING A LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING PROTECTION-VO


THE EQUIPMENT WOULD DETECT LIGHTNING UP TO 10 MILES AWAY-- THEN THE SIRENS WOULD GO OFF.

WE'RE TOLD IT WOULD WORK 24 HOURS A DAY.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE OR VISIT THE BEACH STILL HAVE QUESTIONS --

LIKE IS IT NECESSARY FOR THE EQUIPMENT TO BE ON ALL DAY LONG?

WOULD A SIREN BE ENOUGH TO GET PEOPLE OF THE BEACH?

AND IF THE TOWN WOULD GIVE SOME TYPE OF PENALTY TO PEOPLE WHO DONT GET OFF THE BEACH?

THE TECHNOLOGY WOULD COST 130-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

RIGHT NOW, COUNCIL DOESNT KNOW WHERE THE MONEY WOULD COME FROM. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING PROTECTION-LIVE


COUNCIL CAN VOTE ON AS SOON AS NEXT MONTH WHETHER OR NOT TO INSTALL LIGHTNING DETECTION EQUIPMENT ON THE ENTIRE ISLAND.

THE MEETING STARTS AT 9 AM HERE AT FORT MYERS BEACH TOWN HALL.

COUNT ON US TO BE THERE. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING BREAKOUT-OTS


THESE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE BEST WAY TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE HAVE SPREAD THROUGHOUT ALL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

RIGHT NOW--

PUBLIC PARKS IN FORT MYERS ALREADY HAVE LIGHTNING DETECTION - THAT WAS A RESULT OF THE PUSH FROM A FORT MYERS GRANDMOTHER. NOW SHE'S TRYING TO GET LEE COMMISSIONERS TO HOP ON BOARD AS WELL AS THE CAPE. Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH-2SHOT-VO


THE COOLEST CITIES IN THE COUNTRY!

I CAN THINK OF QUITE A FEW, BUT WE'VE GOT THE OFFICIAL LIST COMING UP.

PLUS, SPEAKING OF A COOL CITY --- BONITA SPRINGS!

CITY LEADERS JUST UNVEILED A NEW PLAN FOR DOWNTOWN!. WE'LL SHOW YOU NEXT. YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. 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

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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


I-75 AND U.S. 41 ARE CLEAR.BUT I'M SEEING MINOR DELAYS AT COLONIAL BLVD. AND THE INTERSTATE. IF YOU'RE JUST TUNING IN, PLANTATION ROAD WILL BE CLOSED JUST NORTH OF DANIELS PKWY TO COMMERCE PARK DRIVE UNTIL MONDAY. CREWS ARE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO BUILD NEW SIDEWALKS BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS ON THE 18TH. TAKE METRO PKWY AS A DETOUR. THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT BILLBOARD-CLIP


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FACEBOOK SELFIE OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


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

THIS IS FROM GARY GILREATH, OF PUNTA GORDA.

AND HE INCLUDED A SPECIAL MESSAGE: HE SAYS "OUR INFANT SON PASSED AWAY TWO YEARS AGO.

WE CELEBRATED HIS BIRTHDAY IN TENNESSEE THIS YEAR AND TOOK THIS SELFIE ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN IN GATLINBURG AFTER RELEASING A BALLOON IN HIS HONOR."

WHAT AN INCREDIBLE MOMENT.

THANK YOU MUCH FOR SHARING IT WITH US.

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

GARY AND FAMILY - WE HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY! Return to index of stories...


BONITA DOWNTOWN CHANGES-VO IN PLASMA


THIS IS A BIG DEAL IN BONITA SPRINGS ---

CITY LEADERS JUST UNVEILED A PLAN TO SPICE UP DOWNTOWN.

THINGS LIKE WIDENING SIDEWALKS AND ADDING STREET SIDE PARKING IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA.

CITY LEADERS SAY IT WILL ATTRACT NEW BUSINESS.

AND THAT WILL ATTRACT MORE SHOPPERS.

WORKERS ARE NOW IN THE DESIGN PHASE.

IT'S ESTIMATED TO COST ABOUT 16 MILLION DOLLARS.

LEE COUNTY HAS OFFERED TO PAY HALF.

SOME WELCOME THE IDEA.

WHILE OTHERS SAY THEY DONT BELIEVE IT WILL HAPPEN. Return to index of stories...


BONITA DOWNTOWN CHANGES-SOTVO, PLASMA


9:05:40-9:05:44

Mayor Ben Nelson/ BONITA springs

"That's the real goal is to make it a place where you and I would want to come live, come work, and come play."

9:01:23-9:01:32

Albert Engel/ Engel's Outta Line Owner

"The city has been making plans, plans, plans. Until they get a

developer down here who wants to do something a who wants to spend

money, I don't think anything is going to happen."

RIGHT NOW WORKERS ARE DRAFTING DESIGNS FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL.

THE PROJECT WOULD TAKE TWO YEARS.

RESEARCHERS ARE ALSO LOOKING INTO WAYS MAKING TRAFFIC FLOW

SMOOTHER IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA.

ONE OPTION IS ADDING AT LEAST ONE ROUNDABOUT. Return to index of stories...


TRIBUTE ROBIN WILLIAMS-OC-VO-SS


THIS MORNING THE TRIBUTES CONTINUE POURING IN FOR ACTOR ROBIN WILLIAMS AS PEOPLE TRY TO COPE WITH THE TRAGIC LOSS.

IN HONOR OF WILLIAMS, THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS PAYED TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THEIR MOST LOYAL FANS TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE START OF THEIR GAME AGAINST THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX. A CLASSY WAY TO PAY RESPECT TO A COMEDY LEGEND.

DETAILS OF WILLIAMS' FUNERAL WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS SOON AS THE DETAILS ARE RELEASED FROM THE ACTOR'S FAMILY.

IT IS NOT KNOWN WHETHER THERE WILL BE A PUBLIC SERVICE, BUT MEMORIALS HAVE POPPED UP ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING THE 'GOOD WILL HUNTING' BENCH IN BOSTON PUBLIC GARDEN. Return to index of stories...


CLIPPERS SALE-OC-VO


THIS MORNING FORMER MICROSOFT CEO STEVE BALLMER IS NOW THE OWNER OF THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS.

THE RECORD $2 BILLION DOLLAR PURCHASE WAS CONFIRMED BY AN L-A JUDGE TUESDAY.

DONALD STERLING UNSUCCESSFULLY FOUGHT HIS ESTRANGED WIFE OVER THE SALE.

STERLING WAS BANNED FROM THE NBA FOR LIFE AFTER MAKING RECORDED RACIST COMMENTS. Return to index of stories...


COOLEST CITIES-OC-VIDBOX RVL


FORBES IS OUT WITH IT'S NEW LIST OF COOL CITIES.

AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT - THE NATION'S CAPITAL TOPS IT.

THAT'S SURE TO RAISE EYEBROWS - IF NOT DEMANDS FOR A RECOUNT!

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE OTHER TOP COOL CITIES.

AFTER WASHINGTON D-C, IT'S THE COASTAL SEAPORT CITY OF SEATTLE. AUSTIN, A YOUNG AND HIP CITY. HOUSTON.

THE CULTURAL CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO IS NUMBER 5, FOLLOWED BY SAN DIEGO. DENVER. RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA.

BOSTON COMES IN AT NUMBER 9. AND THE NUMBER 10 COOLEST CITY IS DALLAS.

THE ONLY CITY IN FLORIDA THAT MADE THE LIST IS MIAMI AT NUMBER 13. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TOSS TO BREAK-2SHOT-LIVELOOK


COMING UP, THIS IS *COOL AND SHOWS HOW COMMUNITY REALLY COUNTS:

SAND SCULPTING CASTLES AT LA PLAYA BEACH RESORT IN NAPLES!

IT'S ALL FOR KIDS AND IT'S ALL FOR EDUCATION!. BENEFITTING THE GOLISANO CHILDREN'S MUSEUM.

NBC-2 WILL SHOW YOU WHAT "CASTLES FOR KIDS" IS ALL ABOUT, NEXT. YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


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BREAK TWO 6:18:05


HIT TIME 6:18:05AM

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


LIVE PIC BUMP track #21-LIVE


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


6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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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


THIS IS A LIVE LOOK AT THE SOUTHBOUND LANE OF I-75 AT CORKSCREW ROAD. NO MAJOR DELAYS DURING YOUR COMMUTE THIS **MORNING.** IN NAPLES, DAVIS BLVD IS SLOW APPROACHING I-75. THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT, Return to index of stories...


COMMUNITY COUNTS-GRX IN PLASMA, LIVE IN PLASMA


NBC-2 IS SHOWING YOU HOW THE COMMUNITY COUNTS THIS MORNING.

IN JUST A FEW HOURS, ONE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S BIGGEST SAND SCULPTING COMPETITIONS WILL KICK OFF IN NAPLES.

THIS IS REALLY A NEAT EVENT - IT BENEFITS THE GOLISANO CHILDREN'S MUSEUM AND IT'S JUST INCREDIBLE TO SEE WHAT THESE KIDS CAN CREATE.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER IS LIVE AT LA PLAYA RESORT IN NAPLES JUST NORTH OF VANDERBILT BEACH - LUCAS, GOOD MORNING Return to index of stories...


COMMUNITY COUNTS-LIVE


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COMMUNITY COUNTS-CG


--2nd annual Castles for Kids held at La Playa Beach & Golf Resort TODAY.

--9:00-11:00am Families, children and our community will gather for a fun filled morning of sandcastle sculpting for education!

-- a day full of pirates, mermaids, music, and beach games to support the educational programming at C'mon. Return to index of stories...


COMMUNITY COUNTS-LIVE


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COMMUNITY COUNTS tease-2SH-CG


THANKS LUCAS.

NBC-2 WANTS TO KNOW HOW YOUR COMMUNITY COUNTS.

JUST POST EVENTS THAT REFLECT A POSITIVE LIGHT ON YOUR COMMUNITY.

GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON THINGS TO DO.

AND IT MIGHT FEATURED IN OUR NEXT LIVE SEGMENT. YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


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BREAK THREE 6:27:03 AM


HIT TIME 6:27:03

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HL1) CHARLEY ANNIVERSARY-TRX-VO


RIGHT NOW ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY ---

HURRICANE CHARLEY: TEN YEARS LATER.

NBC-2 HAS A SPECIAL REPORT DOWN MEMORY LANE.

PLUS, SEVERAL EVENTS TODAY MARKING THE ANNIVERSARY. Return to index of stories...


HL2) MEDICAL MARIJUANA-TRX-VO


PLUS, THE CITY OF NAPLES IS ABOUT TO TACKLE THE CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

WILL THE CITY BAN IT OR JUST RESTRICT IT?

NBC-2 TAKES AN IN-DEPTH LOOK. Return to index of stories...


HL3) US IRAQ-TRX-VO


AND, IRAQ'S WORST HOT SPOT!

MORE THAN 100 MORE U-S MILITARY ADVISORS ARE IN IRAQ THIS MORNING TO HELP THE HUMANITARIAN EFFORT.

BUT THE U-S STRATEGY IS DRAWING CRITICISM FROM SOME REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH


GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND HAPPy WEDNESDAY!

I'M KRISTA FOGELSONG.

AND I'M CLAY MILLER.

WE BEGIN WITH NBC-2 CHIEF METEROLOGIST HALEY WEBB IS TRACKING RAIN ON THE RADAR. 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-TRX NAVI IN TC


WAKING UP IN CAPE CORAL, YOU WON'T HAVE ANY DELAYS ON THE ROADS. I-75 AND U.S. 41 ARE IN GREAT SHAPE.ALL CLEAR. A LOOK AT YOUR BRIDGES OVER THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER, 4 MINUTES TO CROSS THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE AND 4 OVER THE CAPE CORAL BRIDGE. NATASHA VERMA HERE WITH YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE CHARLEY ANNIVERSARY-VO IN PLASMA, GRX IN


10 years ago today HURRICANE CHARLEY RE-SHAPED THE LEE COUNTY BARRIER ISLANDS.

140 MILES PER HOUR WINDS AND HIGH SURF SPLIT north captiva

THIS VIEW FROM ABOVE SHOWS THE NEW CHANNEL CHARLEY CREATED.

TO THE SOUTH. SANIBEL ISLAND LOST ITS FAMED TREE CANOPY ABOVE PERIWINKLE WAY.

CHARLEY DESTROYED IN A MATTER OF MINUTES WHAT TOOK DECADES TO GROW.

N-B-C-2'S CHAD OLIVER REPORTED ON THE AFTERMATH AND IS HERE 10 YEARS LATER TO SHOW WHAT'S CHANGED. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE CHARLEY ANNIVERSARY-PKG


"Forget your cares - come on down."

CERTAIN PLACES REMIND US OF THE WAY THINGS USED TO BE.

There's a little bit of everything in here.

SANIBEL'S ISLANDER TRADING POST,

If you can't find something in you won't find it anywhere.

LEADS CUSTOMERS DOWN MEMORY LANE.

Yeah it takes them back.

I've always had that desire to collect.

WHEN HURRICANE CHARLEY GAINED STRENGTH,

It went from a 2, to a 3, then a 4.

GEORGINE EMERY AND BOB AVERILL STAYED.

We were as ready for it as we could be.

"Move the tables and roll the rug up."

It was scary. It was very scary. hearing all the trees come down.

I took those pictures of Georgine out on Periwinkle because it was

just a catastrophe out there.

That's me - yeah.

Australian Pines, they went through the air like a dart.

PERIWINKLE WAY'S FAMED CANOPY,

It was almost like a

green tunnel.

WAS GONE.

It's human nature to rebuild - to make things look the way they once

did. After Hurricane Charley, it was painfully clear to everyone on

Sanibel island - Periwinkle Way would never be the same.

It was very common to see people on the side of the road, their first time, pull

off and be literally in tears.

SANIBEL'S CITY MANAGER SAYS THEY GOT RID OF WHAT NEVER REALLY BELONGED.

Well Australian pines are exotic- they're not native to this area.

We are going down Periwinkle Way.

THOUSANDS OF TREES HAVE SINCE BEEN PLANTED.

what kind of trees are they?

ALL NATIVE TO SANIBEL.

Yeah that looks like a baby tree.

30 DIFFERENT SPECIES. BUT NO AUSTRALIAN PINES.

Hurricane Charley destroyed our canopy of trees along Periwinkle Way.

"Contributions from people who love Sanibel."

We express our sincere gratitude to our donors for their vision and support.

Well there's parts of Periwinkle where you can now see that canopy

touching again.

THE NEW TREES HAVE A 97-PERCENT SURVIVAL RATE.

When you plant a tree you're planting it not for yourself, you're

planting it for the next generation.

NO AMOUNT OF MONEY CAN FULLY RECAPTURE THE PAST.

No, no that is in our minds. The old canopies. Maybe in some old

postcards.

JUST AS NATURE WOULD HAVE IT.

I like it a little bit better actually.

CHAD OLIVER NBC-2,

SANBIEL ISLAND. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE CHARLEY ANNIVERSARY-GRX IN PLASMA-SS


NBC-2 HAS COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF "HURRICANE CHARLEY 10 YEARS LATER" COMING UP IN OUR MID-DAY AND EVENING NEWSCASTS.

EVERYTHING FROM THE MASSIVE CLEAN UP EFFORT TO LESSONS LEARNED AND ALL THE MEMORABLE MOMENTS.

AND AT 3 O'CLOCK THIS AFTERNOON, WE'LL AIR OUR ENCORE PRESENTATION: 5-YEARS AFTER CHARLEY.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US AS WE MARK ONE DECADE AFTER THE STORM AND CELEBRATE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF DAY-OC-SS


AND IN HONOR OF ALL HIS HARD WORK AND DEDICATION, LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAVE PROCLAIMED TODAY, JIM REIF DAY.

THE DECLARATION READS IN PART --- "EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO PAUSE IN REFLECTION OF ONE OF ITS FELLOW CITIZENS WHO CARED SO DEEPLY FOR THE SPECIAL PLACE WE ARE PRIVILEGED TO CALL HOME."

THE LATE METEORLOGIST WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN SAVING LIVES WHEN HURRICANE CHARLEY MADE LANDFALL.

JIM PASSED AWAY AFTER A BICYCLE CRASH BACK IN APRIL. Return to index of stories...


PG MONTY'S REOPENING-OTS-MITTO


AND WHAT A SUCCESS STORY ---

A RESTAURANT IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY WILL HAVE IT'S GRAND OPENING TODAY, AFTER IT WAS DESTROYED BY HURRICANE CHARLEY.

AFTER THE STORM, MONTY'S AUTHENTIC ITALIAN RESTAURANT MOVED INTO ANOTHER LOCATION IN A STRIP MALL.

IT TOOK SOME TIME, BUT THE OWNERS WERE FINALLY ABLE TO REBUILD.

LAST FALL, THEY MOVED INTO A NEW BUILDING THAT WAS BUILT ON THE SITE OF THE ORIGINAL PLACE THAT WAS DESTROYED IN PUNTA GORDA.

HOW FITTING TO CELEBRATE THEIR GRAND OPENING TODAY, ON THE 10th ANNIVERSARY OF CHARLEY.

COUNT ON NBC-2 FOR COVERAGE. Return to index of stories...


FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OC-CG


LOOKING AHEAD TODAY ---

THE NAPLES PLANNING BOARD WILL TAKE UP A CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC-

HOW TO REGULATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

POLLS SHOW THAT FLORIDA VOTERS WILL LIKELY LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA THIS NOVEMBER.

SO THE PLANNING BOARD WILL LOOK AT OPTIONS THAT INCLUDE BANNING IT ALL TOGETHER- TO RESTRICTING WHERE IT COULD BE SOLD.

THE NAPLES MAYOR MADE IT CLEAR HE DOESN'T WANT MEDICAL MARIJUANA, BUT NOT EVERYONE AGREES. Return to index of stories...


FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA-SOTVO


Eleanor Diaz, salon owner

22:51:11-:16

I am for medical marijuana. It's helped people with illnesses and it's proven.

BUTT TO

22:53:11-:13

When you can say it helps people, why not?

THE PLANNING BOARD'S VOTE IS ONLY A RECOMMENDATION TO CITY COUNCIL.

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


EBOLA LATEST-OTS-VO


NBC-2 WILL BE FOLLOWING THIS TODAY ---

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA MISSIONARY DAVID WRITEBOL IS EXPECTED TO TALK ABOUT HIS WIFE AND CARING FOR EBOLA PATIENTS IN LIBERIA.

WRITEBOL, WHOSE WIFE, NANCY, IS BEING TREATED FOR THE EBOLA VIRUS INFECTION IN ATLANTA, WAS FLOWN TO THE U.S. FROM LIBERIA MONDAY.

HE WHO HAS SHOWN NO SYMPTOMS OF EBOLA, IS EXPECTED TO BE REMOVED FROM QUARANTINE BY TODAY.

OFFICIALS SAY THE 58-YEAR OLD LOOKS GOOD. AND APPEARS TO BE IN GOOD HEALTH. Return to index of stories...


US IRAQ-OC-VO


TODAY 130 ADDITIONAL U-S MILITARY ADVISORS ARE IN IRAQ.

THEY ARE THERE TO HELP IN THE HUMANITARIAN EFFORT.

BUT SO FAR ISIS MILITANTS ARE NOT BACKING DOWN.

IT'S CLEAR THE CRISIS IS ESCALATING AND SO IS THE INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE.

BUT U-S OFFICIALS SAY IT'S TO HELP - NOT TO FIGHT.

SOME REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS WANT TO SEE MORE SUSTAINED AIR ATTACKS THROUGHOUT THE ISIS AREA. FIND OUT WHERE THEY'RE DEPLOYED, AND GO AFTER THEM. Return to index of stories...


SGT WILSON TRIBUTE TONIGHT-OTS-CG


TONIGHT YOU'RE INVITED TO COME OUT TO THE CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS GAME TO HONOR A HERO.

TONIGHT AT 6:30 IS THE SERGEANT MICHAEL WILSON TRIBUTE.

ORGANIZERS WILL RETIRE HIS NUMBER 405 BEFORE THE FIRST PITCH.

IN TRIBUTE TO HIS SACRIFICE AND SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY, ENTRY TO THE GAME WILL BE FREE.

SERGEANT WILSON WAS KILLED ON DUTY ONE YEAR AGO. Return to index of stories...


PTSD DOGS-OC-VO


A NAPLES HOMELESS SHELTER HAS FOUND A UNIQUE WAY TO IMPROVE LIVES.

MEET JASON CROSS AND ANTHONY DISTEFANO.

THEY'RE BOTH RECOVERING ADDICTS - AND NOW - THEY HAVE THE IMPORTANT TASK OF TRAINING DOGS.

THEY'RE PART OF A PROGRAM AT SAINT MATTHEW'S HOUSE THAT WORKS TO TRAIN SERVICE DOGS TO PAIR THEM WITH DISABLED VETERANS.

THE DOGS USUALLY COST 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS - HOWEVER, BECAUSE OF THESE VOLUNTEERS, VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ABLE TO GET A SERVICE DOG, FREE OF CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH-2SHOT-SS-VO


THIS MORNING POLICE NEED YOUR HELP.

CHECK OUT THIS ADORABLE POOCH!

SOMEONE THREW THIS DOG OF OUT A MOVING VEHICLE!

WHAT YOU'RE ASKED TO LOOK OUT FOR THIS MORNING.

PLUS --- MUST-SEE VIDEO.

YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE!. 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


WE'RE LOOKING GREAT ON THE ROADS THIS MORNING. STILL CRASH FREE ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. THIS IS A LIVE LOOK AT I-75 NORTH AT PALM BEACH BLVD. WHERE TRAFFIC IS **MOVING FREELY** TAKING A LOOK AT BONITA SPRINGS AND ESTERO, U.S. 41 AND I-75 ARE CLEAR. THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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DOG TOSSED OUT OF CAR-OC-SS


THIS MORNING 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 B-M-W, LIKE THIS ONE.

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


SINKHOLE SWALLOWS CAR-VO IN PLASMA


THIS IS INCREDIBLE!

IN PENNSYLVANIA A LARGE SINKHOLE HAS APPEARED IN A PARKING LOT AFTER THUNDERSTORMS MOVED THROUGH THE AREA.

AND THAT SINKHOLE --- SWALLOWED A CAR!

WITNESSES HELPED THE WOMAN OUT OF HER CAR WINDOW.

BUSINESSES AROUND THE SINKHOLE WERE EVACUATED AND A NEARBY ROAD IS NOW CLOSED AFTER A SECOND HOLE APPEARED.

LISTEN TO THE DRIVER REACT! Return to index of stories...


SINKHOLE SWALLOWS CAR-SOTVO, PLASMA


"I got in the car - I backed up, I felt a thunk and all of a sudden I was tilted and I felt movement I was swaying and I kept drifting back and I realized I was stuck in this hole.

THERE'S NO WORD YET ON THE CAUSE OF THE SINKHOLE. Return to index of stories...


WHAT'S TRENDING 2DAY-SS-VIDBOX-SS


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

THIS MORNING TRIBUTES CONTINUE, AFTER THE WORLD LOST ACTOR ROBIN WILLIAMS MONDAY.

A MAN WHO BECAME OUR DREAM NANNY IN "MRS.DOUBTFIRE"

AND THE FRIEND WHO LOOKS OUT FOR YOU. IN ALADDIN.

AS THE WORLD MOURNS HIS DEATH, MANY CHOOSE TO CELEBRATE HIS LIFE.

ACTRESS SARA MICHELLE GELLAR, WHO WORKED WITH WILLIAMS ON THE SHOW, "THE CRAZY ONES" SAID IN PART. "MY LIFE IS A BETTER PLACE BECAUSE I KNEW ROBIN WILLIAMS."

AT THE FAMOUS 'LAUGH FACTORY,' A SIGN SIMPLY SAYS "ROBIN WILLIAMS, REST IN PEACE, MAKE GOD LAUGH. JUST LIKE YOU MADE US LAUGH."

AND THIS IS REALLY TOUCHING --- QUEST LOVE FROM THE ROOTS SHARED A MEMORY OF WILLIAMS.

THE TWO BUMPED INTO EACHOTHER IN AN ELEVATOR AT THE GRAMMY'S AND ROBIN KNEW ALL OF THE BAND MEMBERS' NAMES!. SOMETHING QUEST SAYS DOESN'T HAPPEN *EVER.

QUEST SAYS HE'LL REMEMBER THOSE TWO MINUTES FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.

THE ROOTS OF COURSE PERFORM ON THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON. Return to index of stories...


LAUREN BACALL-VOTOPS


AND FANS SAY GOODBYE TO LAUREN BACALL.

BORN IN 1924. SHE ROSE TO FAME IN FILMS LIKE THE BIG SLEEP.

HER FAMOUS DOWN-TURNED FACE AND UP-TURNED EYES. NICKNAMED: THE LOOK.

SHE STARRED WITH FELLOW SCREEN LEGEND HUMPHREY BOGART IN THE BIG SLEEP.

THE COUPLE LATER MARRIED AND HAD TWO CHILDREN TOGETHER.

BACALL SPENT TWENTY YEARS ON THE STAGE. Return to index of stories...


RACE CRASH WAKE-OC-VO


A WAKE FOR RACE CAR DRIVER KEVIN WARD, JUNIOR IS SCHEDULED THIS EVENING IN BOONVILLE, NEW YORK.

WARD DIED SATURDAY AFTER BEING HIT BY TONY STEWART'S CAR DURING A NIGHT RACE.

SO FAR NO EVIDENCE HAS TURNED UP THAT WOULD INDICATE CRIMINAL INTENT IN THE CRASH.

HOWEVER, STEWART COULD BE CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE MANSLAUGHTER IF PROSECUTORS BELIEVE HE RECKLESSLY CAUSED THE DEATH OF ANOTHER PERSON.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WARD WILL BE HELD THURSDAY MORNING IN LEWIS COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


BEST ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE-OC-VO


THIS IS AWESOME!

NHL TOUGH GUY PAUL BISSONNETTE DEFINITELY HIT NEW HEIGHTS WITH THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE.

RATHER THAN USING A COUPLE BAGS OF ICE AND A COOLER, TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE. HE HAD A HELICOPTER DUMP GLACIER WATER ON HIM WHILE HE STOOD ON A MOUNTAINTOP.

AND HE WAS WEARING ONLY A BATHING SUIT.

HE CHALLENGED LEBRON JAMES, AARON RODGERS AND RUSSELL WILSON TO TAKE THE PLUNGE.

THE PRESSURE IS ON! Return to index of stories...


COVERAGE PROMISE-2SHOT-OMNI ANIBOX


TIME NOW IS--

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

INCLUDING A BIG PROBLEM FOR THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT JUST FIVE DAYS BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS!

AND HALEY'S TRACKING RAIN ON SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S ONLY LIVE DOPPLER RADAR!

. A FINAL CHECK OF YOUR NBC-2 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S. 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...


TODAY SHOW TEASE-BNR SOTTOPS


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


LIVE PIC BUMP track#11-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


IN FORT MYERS, MINOR DELAYS ON COLONIAL EASTBOUND APPROACHING U.S. 41. BUT HONESTLY THE ROADS ARE CLEAR FOR THE MOST PART. BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR, KEEP IN MIND DEPUTIES ARE PATROLLING U.S. 41 NORTH AND OLD 41 ROAD. THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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KORFF GUILTY-OC-SS


NBC-2 IS LOOKING AHEAD TO WHEN A LABELLE MAN WILL BE SENTENCED FOR A SERIOUSLY DANGEROUS CRIME.

19 YEAR OLD JESSE KORFF ADMITTED TO PRODUCING AND SELLING POTENTIALLY DEADLY TOXINS "RICIN" AND "ABRIN" FOR USE AS WEAPONS.

HE JUST PLEADED GUILTY TO FIVE COUNTS OF DEVELOPING, PRODUCING, TRANSFERRING AND POSSESSING TOXINS, FIVE COUNTS OF SMUGGLING TOXINS AND ONE COUNT OF CONSPIRING TO KILL A PERSON IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY.

SENTENCING IS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 21ST. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER CHECK WASHING-OC-VO


A WARNING THIS MORNING 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 --

AND THEN, RE-WRITE THE CHECK WITH A DIFFERENT AMOUNT. Return to index of stories...


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...


STEVE BUSCEMI CAPE BONEFISH-TRX-SS


CGHECK THIS OUT!

A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CELEBRITY SPOTTING!

NBC-2 VIEWER KRYSTAL SULLENDER POSTED THIS PHOTO OF ACTOR STEVE BUSCEMI.

HE WAS HAVING DINNER JUST LAST NIGHT AT BONEFISH GRILL IN CAPE CORAL.

RIGHT NOW HE STARS IN BOARDWALK EMPIRE, A HUGE HIT. AND YOU'VE SEEN HIM IN THE SOPRANOS, ARMAGEDDON, RESERVOIR DOGS, AND COUNTLESS OTHER FILMS.

THANKS KRYSTAL FOR SHARING! Return to index of stories...


NYC WHALES AND SHARKS-OC-SS


THIS IS FASCINATING ---

HUMPBACK WHALES AND GREAT WHITE SHARKS ARE SURGING IN NUMBERS IN THE WATERS AROUND NEW YORK CITY THIS SUMMER.

AND IT'S DELIGHTING NATURALISTS, ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND FISHERMEN.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PHOTO ---

IT'S A HUMPBACK WHALE.

RESEARCHERS NAMED HIM JERRY.

THIS WAS TAKEN NEAR NEW YORK CITY.

A VOLUNTEER MARINE WILDLIFE TRACKING GROUP BELIEVES THE INCREASE IS BECAUSE OF CLEANER WATERS.

AND THIS IS AWESOME ---

THERE ARE BOAT TOURS THAT TAKE YOU WHERE GIANT HUMPBACK WHALES CAN BE SEEN FEEDING - WITH THE ICONIC MANHATTAN SKYLINE IN THE BACKGROUND. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS HURRICANE CHARLEY ANNIV-VOTOPS-SS


YOUR TIME NOW IS--

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

TODAY MARKS TEN YEARS SINCE HURRICANE CHARLEY CAME ASHORE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -

CUTTING A LINE OF DESTRUCTION THROUGH CHARLOTTE AND DESOTO COUNTIES.

IT TOOK 18 DAYS AFTER THE STORM FOR SOME PEOPLE TO RECIEVE POWER.

F-P-L NOW SAYS THEY'RE USING WHAT'S CALLED SMART GRID TECHNOLOGY TO FIND AND FIX POWER OUTAGES.

AT 3 O'CLOCK THIS AFTERNOON, WE'LL AIR OUR ENCORE PRESENTATION: 5-YEARS AFTER CHARLEY.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US AS WE MARK ONE DECADE AFTER THE STORM AND CELEBRATE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


TS DETECTING LIGHTNING-VOTOPS


HAPPENING LATER THIS MORNING --

FORT MYERS BEACH LEADERS ARE LOOKING INTO ADDING LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS.

THEY'LL MEET TO TALK ABOUT WHETHER TO INSTALL A WARNING SYSTEM ON ESTERO ISLAND.

LEADERS ARE EXPECTED TO VOTE IN SEPTEMBER.

IT'S ESTIMATED THAT THE WARNING SYSTEM WOULD COST AROUND 130-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


TS MEDICAL MARIJUANA-VOTOPS


THIS WILL BE AN INTERESTING MEETING TODAY ---

NAPLES CITY LEADERS WILL DISCUSS HOW TO REGULATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

POLLS SHOW THAT FLORIDA VOTERS WILL LIKELY LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA THIS NOVEMBER.

SO THE PLANNING BOARD WILL LOOK AT OPTIONS THAT INCLUDE BANNING IT ALL TOGETHER- TO RESTRICTING WHERE IT COULD BE SOLD.

THE NAPLES MAYOR MADE IT CLEAR HE DOESN'T WANT MEDICAL MARIJUANA, BUT NOT EVERYONE AGREES. Return to index of stories...


TS BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS SCRAMBLING TO GET ENOUGH BUS DRIVERS TO COVER ALL OF ITS ROUTES.

SCHOOL STARTS IN JUST FIVE DAYS ON AUGUST 18TH!

NEARLY 70 SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS FAILED TO SHOW UP FOR THEIR REFRESHER DRIVING COURSE THIS YEAR.

THE JOB PAYS $13 AN HOUR.

THE DISTRICT ALSO TRAINS DRIVERS WITHOUT EXPERIENCE.

ANYONE WITH A CLEAN DRIVING RECORD CAN APPLY ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


TS RED TIDE GETTING CLOSER-VOTOPS


NBC-2 IS TRACKING A MASSIVE RED TIDE BLOOM THAT'S GROWING -- 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.

F-W-C REPORTS THIS BLOOM HAS KILLED AROUND 1-THOUSAND FISH. 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...