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DIRECTORS PAGE SOCHI NOT READY-SOTVO
HLA lehigh death investigation-TRX-VO SOCHI TWEETS-3 SS 2 SHOT
HLB dogs dropped off at shelter-TRX-SOTVO NEW DIST 19 CANDIDATE-OC SS OC
HLC lee schools happy video-TRX-VO COLLIER SCHOOL BUS CRASH-VO
5PM OPEN-CLIP NFM DEADLY FIRE-SS VO
TOSS TO JOE-EAniBx PG SEAWALL REPLACEMENT-VO
DOGS DROPPED OFF AT SHELTER-LIVEU1 I75 SHUTDOWN-trx SS VO
DOGS DROPPED OFF AT SHELTER-PKG TEASE ONE-CLIP
DOGS DROPPED OFF AT SHELTER-LIVEU1 TZ1 A) LEE SCHOOLS HAPPY VIDEO-VOTOPS WIPE
LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION SETUP-trx EAniBx SS FLY TZ1 B) GQ LIBRARY PARKING-SOTTOPS
LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-PKG MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
HOTEL BURGLARY-trxVOTOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TOSS TO LAURA-trx OC SS FLY GQ LIBRARY PARKING-OC 2 SS
HOMELESS CAMP SHUT DOWN-LIVEU2 GQ LIBRARY PARKING-PLASMA
HOMELESS CAMP SHUT DOWN-VO WIPE GQ LIBRARY PARKING-PKG
HOMELESS CAMP SHUT DOWN-SOT GQ LIBRARY PARKING-VO IN PLASMA
HOMELESS CAMP SHUT DOWN-LIVEU2 TEASE TWO-CLIP
TOSS TO BRIAN-ONCAM TZ2 A) LEE SCHOOLS HAPPY VIDEO-VOTOPS WIPE
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY-PLASMA TZ2 B) fraud insurance-SSTOPS
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY-VO WIPE LEE SCHOOLS HAPPY VIDEO-ONCAM
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY-SOTVO LEE SCHOOLS HAPPY VIDEO-PKG
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY-PLASMA-BNR NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
SOCHI CLIP-CLIP A) OVERGROWN GOLF COURSE-VO-WIPE
SOCHI COUNTDOWN-SSTOPS B) LIFEJACKET SAFETY-VOTOPS
SOCHI NOT READY-VOTOPS WIPE  


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HLA lehigh death investigation-TRX-VO


DEVELOPING AT FIVE --

DEPUTIES FIND A DEAD BODY FOUND BEHIND A GROUP OF HOMES IN LEHIGH ACRES --

WE ARE LIVE ON SCENE TO FIND OUT WHO IT IS AND HOW IT GOT THERE. Return to index of stories...


HLB dogs dropped off at shelter-TRX-SOTVO


It should be considered similar to child abuse because it's an animal that can't fend for themselves

SOMEONE DUMPED TWO EMACIATED DOGS ON THE DOORSTEP OF ANIMAL SERVICES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

NBC2 HAS THE SURVEILLANCE PICTURES AS INVESTIGATORS ASK FOR YOUR HELP TO HOLD THE OWNER ACCOUNTABLE. Return to index of stories...


HLC lee schools happy video-TRX-VO


NBC2 FINDS OUT WHAT'S MAKING ALL THESE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND FACULTY MEMBERS SO HAPPY.

YOU'RE WATCHING NBC2 NEWS AT 5. Return to index of stories...


5PM OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO JOE-EAniBx


AN INHUMANE HORROR.

TWO DOGS, VERY CLOSE TO DEATH, ARE JUST DUMPED AT LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

VETS ARE TRYING THEIR BEST TO SAVE THE DOGS.

AND SINCE WE BROKE THIS STORY AT NOON -- A VIEWER WAS SO MOVED BY THE STORY, THEY'VE OFFERED 5-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO HELP FIND WHOEVER DID IT.

NBC2'S JOE ROETZ IS LIVE AT ANIMAL SERVICES WITH THOSE POOR DOGS. Return to index of stories...


DOGS DROPPED OFF AT SHELTER-LIVEU1


-THIS PITBULL IS ONE OF THE TWO- NICKNAMED HAROLD HE CAN'T EVEN STAND

ON HIS OWN. THE OTHER, JUST AS BAD, RESTING IN ANOTHER ROOM BECAUSE

SHE'S PREGNANT.

- ANIMAL SERVICES WANTS TO CATCH THE PERSON BECAUSE THEY SAY THESE

DOGS SHOULD'VE NEVER GOTTEN THIS BAD. Return to index of stories...


DOGS DROPPED OFF AT SHELTER-PKG


Cut up, scabbed over and underweight.

Take sot

Ria brown

Wounds, scars on body, dehydrated, at the time and both tested

positive for heart worm.

Ria brown says the man in these images dropped two pit bulls off just

after 4 this morning.

They weren't discovered for two hours.

One- dubbed Harold is so emaciated, he can't even walk.

Another, nicknamed heather- is almost as bad- and is pregnant.

Take sot

8 seconds

I don't understand why an animal got into this condition and then

someone dumps it? Why wouldn't you seek help before now?

Visitors to the shelter are heartbroken dogs would show up like this.

Take sot

Jessica Dykstra - Miami

7 seconds

It should be taken similar to child abuse. It's an animal that can't

fend for themself

Take sot

Jerimiah trusty - fort Myers

I think it's terrible someone would do something like that to a dog-

why would you even own a dog if you are going to treat it that way.

Now the hunt is on to track down the owner- possibly the person in

these pictures.

Animal services says a dog should never be abandoned at its doors.

While it does happen- officials want to catch this person and press

charges because of the animals poor condition.

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Trusty

The dogs been mistreated. They haven't handled her properly. And

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DOGS DROPPED OFF AT SHELTER-LIVEU1


- AN ANONYMOUS DONOR STEPPED IN WITH A 5000$ REWARD TO CATCH THE

PERSON IN THAT VIDEO.

- THEY FACE A FINE AND PRISON TIME IF CAUGHT.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS, JOE ROETZ, NBC 2 Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION SETUP-trx EAniBx SS FLY


NOW TO A DEVELOPING STORY IN LEHIGH ACRES.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW A MAN DIED.

SOMEONE FOUND HIS BODY THIS MORNING ON LEE BOULEVARD NEAR THE LEHIGH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER--

NBC2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY HAS BEEN THERE FOR HOURS.

CHRISTINA, WHAT IS THE LATEST? Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE


SOURCES AND NEIGHBORS TELL ME THIS IS A HOMICIDE--

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WILL ONLY CONFIRM ITS A DEATH INVESTIGATION.

WE DO NOW THERE WERE SOME SORT OF INJURY TO THE BODY--

BUT DEPUTIES WONT SAY MUCH ELSE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-PKG


TUCKED BETWEEN A LEHIGH ACRES NEIGHBORHOOD AND BANK--

A CRIME SCENE TENT COVERED A MAN'S DEAD BODY.

Richard Pisano

Lives Nearby

3:13 they just said there was a homicide and one person is dead 3:18

DEPUTIES SAY THERE WAS AN INJURY ON THE BODY--

BUT THEY ARE WAITING ON AN AUTOPSY TO REVEAL THE CAUSE OF DEATH.

A SHORT DISTANCE FROM THE TENT--

A BICYCLE.

Richard Pisano

Lives Nearby

2:14 i heard the guy had a bicycle so i wanted to come over and see what kind of bicycle and if i knew it but i don't 2:20

AS INVESTIGATORS TOOK A BLUE TARP--

FILLED WITH WHAT WE BELIEVE TO BE EVIDENCE--

NEIGHBOR JERRY SOTO WELCOMED US IN HIS HOME--

ALLOWING US TO GET A LOOK OUT HIS BACK WINDOW.

Jerry Soto

Lives Nearby

10:27 i am really surprised 10:32 quite neighborhood

AS DEPUTIES TRY TO IDENTIFY THE MAN'S BODY--

NEIGHBORS WAIT FOR WORD ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED.

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LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE


NEIGHBORS TELL US HOMELESS PEOPLE DO LIVE NEARBY THE CANAL.

BUT RIGHT NOW, IT'S NOT CLEAR IF THE PERSON FOUND WAS ONE OF THEM.

LIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES CHRISTINA LUSBY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


HOTEL BURGLARY-trxVOTOPS


CHECK OUT THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF A MAN TAKING MONEY FROM A SOUTH FORT MYERS HOTEL.

HE'S STILL ON THE RUN.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES TELL US IT HAPPENED AT THE FAIRFIELD INN, NEAR U-S 41 AND CYPRESS LAKE DRIVE, JANUARY 25TH.

THE FRONT DESK WORKER SAYS HE WAS AWAY FROM THE DESK HELPING A GUEST WHEN THE BURGLARY HAPPENED.

CALL DEPUTIES IF YOU CAN HELP FIND THE GUY. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LAURA-trx OC SS FLY


POLICE DISCOVERED A CITY OF SEX OFFENDERS HIDING IN SOME WOODS IN THE OUTSKIRTS OF FORT MYERS.

TODAY, OFFICERS SHUT DOWN THE CAMP.

THE SEX OFFENDERS WERE SQUATTING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY OFF VERONICA SHOEMAKER BOULEVARD.

NBC2'S LAURA ROBERTS IS THERE LIVE WITH DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


HOMELESS CAMP SHUT DOWN-LIVEU2


POLICE SAY AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN THE WOODS BACK HERE -

THEIR TENTS ARE STILL UP -

BUT POLICE SAY THEY CAN'T STAY. Return to index of stories...


HOMELESS CAMP SHUT DOWN-VO WIPE


THE PROPERTY IS PRIVATE -

SO THE OWNER ASKED POLICE TO GIVE THEM TRESPASS NOTICES.

POLICE DID THAT TODAY -

GIVING THEM UNTIL TUESDAY TO LEAVE.

MEANTIME, ANIMAL SERVICES WAS CALLED TO TAKE IN TWO DOGS THEY SAY WERE MALNOURISHED AND IN DISTRESS.

WE'RE TOLD THEY'VE BEEN LIVING HERE FOR MONTHS -

SOME OF THEM ARE REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS.

IN AN AREA CLOSE TO PARKS AND HOMES. Return to index of stories...


HOMELESS CAMP SHUT DOWN-SOT


31:09 31:16

The sense of having a sex offender there creates a higher level of awareness and a high level of concern for the residents Return to index of stories...


HOMELESS CAMP SHUT DOWN-LIVEU2


THE HOMELESS COALITION IS WORKING WITH POLICE TO TRY FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE FOR THESE PEOPLE TO GO.

POLICE SAY IF THE GROUP ISNT OFF THE PROPERTY BY TUESDAY, THEY COULD BE ARRESTED.

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


TOSS TO BRIAN-ONCAM


TODAY WAS AN EXICTING DAY FOR DOZENS OF HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THEY MADE THEIR COLLEGE CHOICES OFFICIAL BY SIGNING SCHOLARSHIP PAPERS.

NBC 2 SPORTS DIRECTOR BRIAN COLLERAN AND HIS TEAM WERE ALL OVER THE AREA TODAY ON SIGNING DAY.BRIAN. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL SIGNING DAY-PLASMA


FORGET ABOUT WHICH COLLEGE RECRUTING CLASS IS RANKED THE BEST FOR A MOMENT.

WE ALL KNOW WHAT THE PRICE OF A COLLEGE EDUCATION IS THESE DAYS! IT'S WHAT TRULLY MAKES NATIONAL SIGNING DAY SO SPECIAL.

AND WE HAD CAMERA ALL OVER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CAPTURING THAT SPECIAL MOMENT FOR DOZENS OF TEENAGERS. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL SIGNING DAY-VO WIPE


OUR DAY OF 12 SIGNING CEREMONIES BEGAN BEFORE FIRST BELL AT NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL.WHERE TWIN SISTERS FRANCESCA AND MARISSA FISCHER SIGNED TO PLAY COLLEGE SOCCER.

FRANCESCA IS GOING TO PLAY AT LOUISVILLE.

MARISSA ACROSS THE STATE AT PALM BEACH ATLANTIC.

SPECIAL MOMENT FOR TWO SISTERS WHO HAVE SHARED SO MANY YEARS ON THE FIELD TOGETHER. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL SIGNING DAY-SOTVO


THE FISCHERS SHARED THE CEREMONY WITH CLASSMATE AND FORMER STATE TENNIS CHAMP NIKKI KALLENBERG.WHO IS GOING ON TO PLAY TENNIS AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL SIGNING DAY-PLASMA-BNR


WE HAVE COMPILED A LIST OF SIGNEES ON OUR WEBSITE.

CLICK ON THE SPORTS SECTION ON NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

EXTENDED INTERVIEWS WITH SIGNEES TO COME.

TONIGHT AT 6.YOU'LL HEAR FROM THE AREA'S TOP HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RECRUITS. ??WHY HE PICKED FLORIDA OVER FSU AND OTHERS.

PLUS.HOW U-S-F LANDED A HANDFUL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S BEST PLAYERS. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI CLIP-CLIP


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SOCHI COUNTDOWN-SSTOPS


WE'RE ONE DAY AWAY FROM THE START OF THE WINTER GAMES IN SOCHI, RUSSIA.

AND NBC2 IS YOUR HOME FOR THE OLYMPICS. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI NOT READY-VOTOPS WIPE


IT'S SAFE TO SAY SOCHI ISN'T COMPLETELY READY FOR THE INFLUX OF PEOPLE COMING TO THE CITY FOR THE GAMES.

CREWS ARE STILL PUTTING FINISHING TOUCHES ON THE INFRASTRACTURE AROUND TOWN.

ATHLETES SAY THEIR ROOMS IN THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE ARE NOT COMPLETELY DONE. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI NOT READY-SOTVO


pretty nice but clearly they had to make some cuts like you

can tell in the rooms theres just subtle details that would normally be

finished.

TODAY TWO-TIME U-S OLYMPIC SNOWBOARDING GOLD MEDALIST SHAUN WHITE ANNOUNCED HE IS PULLING OUT OF THE SLOPEBOARDING EVENT.

WHITE AND SEVERAL OTHER ATHLETES GOT HURT WHILE PRACTICING ON THE COURSE.

THEY SAY IT'S TOO DANGEROUS. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI TWEETS-3 SS 2 SHOT


REPORTERS JUST GETTING INTO THE CITY TO COVER THE GAMES ARE IN FOR A SURPRISE --

HOTELS BUILT FOR THE GAMES ARE NOT READY.

LOOK AT THESE TWEETS -- THE FIRST, A PICTURE FROM A BATHROOM.

IT SAYS "PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH TOILET PAPER DOWN THE TOILET. PUT IT IN THE BIN PROVIDED."

LOOK AT THIS ONE --

THAT'S WATER FROM THE TAP --

THE REPORTER WHO TWEETED IT SAYS THE FRONT DESK TOLD GUESTS NOT TO WASH THEIR FACES WITH IT.

AND ANOTHER --

DON'T FALL IN.

THIS IS A MANHOLE, WITHOUT THE COVER!

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NEW DIST 19 CANDIDATE-OC SS OC


THROW ANOTHER NAME IN THE HAT FOR OUR LOCAL CONGRESSIONAL RACE.

THE DISTRICT 19 SEAT IS OPEN AFTER TREY RADEL RESIGNED LAST MONTH.

68 YEAR OLD GERALD GALLAGHER OF NAPLES IS RUNNING IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE IN APRIL.

GALLAGHER IS A RETIRED PHILADELPHIA POLICE OFFICER, VIETNAM VETERAN AND SUBSTITUTE TEACHER.

SO FAR, 8 CANDIDATES, INCLUDING SIX REPUBLICANS, HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY ARE RUNNING IN THE SPECIAL ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SCHOOL BUS CRASH-VO


SIX EAST NAPLES MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS WERE HURT IN A BUS CRASH THIS MORNING.

THE BUS REAR-ENDED A CAR. CAUSING A CHAIN REACTION ON RADIO ROAD NEAR INDUSTRIAL BOULEVARD.

IN ALL, THREE CARS WERE HIT. AND 8 PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


NFM DEADLY FIRE-SS VO


FIREFIGHTERS DISCOVERED A MAN'S BODY INSIDE A BURNING MOTEL IN NORTH FORT MYERS FIRE OVERNIGHT.

THE MOTEL ON LAUREL DRIVE AND TAMIAMAI TRAIL IS ABANDONED.

FIRE INVESTIGATORS TELL US THE MAN WAS HOMELESS, AND LOOKING FOR SHELTER FOR THE NIGHT.

INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW TRYING TO IDENTIFY HIM AND FIGURE OUT HOW THE FIRE STARTED. Return to index of stories...


PG SEAWALL REPLACEMENT-VO


PUNTA GORDA *JUST* DISCOVERED *EVEN MORE* DAMAGE TO THEIR SEAWALLS.

ALL THE RAIN LAST SUMMER CAUSED HUNDREDS OF SEAWALLS TO COLLAPSE, COSTING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO REPAIR.

CITY ENGINEERS JUST TOOK A CLOSER LOOK AT ONE SECTION IN LAISHLEY PARK DOWNTOWN.

THEY TOLD NBC 2 IF THEY DON'T TAKE CARE OF IT SOON, IT'LL TOPPLE INTO CHARLOTTE HARBOR.

TODAY THE ENGINEERS ASKED CITY COUNCIL FOR AN EMERGENCY THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO FIX IT. Return to index of stories...


I75 SHUTDOWN-trx SS VO


ANOTHER TRAFFIC ALERT FOR I-75 IN LEE COUNTY TONIGHT.

NORTHBOUND LANES FROM DANIELS PARKWAY TO ALICO ROAD WILL SHUT DOWN AT 11.

THEY'LL REOPEN TOMORROW MORNING AT FIVE.

THEYR'E DOING IT AGAIN TOMORROW NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

CREWS ARE CONNECTING THE AIRPORT TO THE INTERSTATE.

DURING THE CLOSURE, YOU CAN TAKE TREELINE AVENUE OR U-S 41 AS A DETOUR. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-CLIP


LEE COUNTY STUDENTS AND TEACHERS COME OUT WITH THEIR FIRST MUSIC VIDEO.

ITS ABOUT HAVING FUN, BUT THERE IS A SERIOUS MESSAGE BEHIND THE MUSIC.

PLUS:

TRT: 12 SEC

:07:32:12

I'm outside the new library in downtown Fort Myers. This is the only

library in Lee County where you have to pay to park. So why given a

$20 million dollar budget didn't they build a large parking lot? Good

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TZ1 A) LEE SCHOOLS HAPPY VIDEO-VOTOPS WIPE


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TZ1 B) GQ LIBRARY PARKING-SOTTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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ROBERT WX 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.

RAIN CHANCES CONTINUE

It was a somewhat cloudy and warm day across the area Wednesday, with highs in the low to mid 80s. Expect the clouds to continue this evening, with temps holding in the 70s. Areas of fog may develop later tonight, with lows holding in the upper 60s.

Our frontal system stays near the region Thursday. This will again result in plenty of cloud cover and a chance for scattered showers across the area. Thursday will also be muggy, with highs climbing into the low 80s.

The mostly cloudy skies remain in place for Friday, with a lesser chance of a rain shower. Highs to close the work week will hold in the low 80s.

We start the weekend with some sunshine, then scattered showers will likely develop late in the day. Saturday will again be muggy, with highs staying in the low 80s.

The frontal boundary finally moves through the area Sunday. This will end the rain chance and bring cooler conditions. Highs on Sunday will be in the upper 70s.

We start next week on a quiet and sunny note. Monday will feature plenty of sunshine with comfortable highs in the upper 70s.

Most of next week again looks fairly quiet, with temps slowly warming into the low 80s by midweek. Return to index of stories...


GQ LIBRARY PARKING-OC 2 SS


A NEW 20-MILLION DOLLAR LIBRARY IS THE FOCUS OF TONIGHT'S GOOD QUESTION.

JAY IN FORT MYERS ASKS; WHY ISN'T THERE A PARKING LOT FOR THE BRAND NEW FORT MYERS LIBRARY?

THE CAMPUS SITS BETWEEN FIRST STREET AND SECOND STREET - IN THE HEART OF THE DOWNTOWN RIVER DISTRICT.

NBC-2'S CHAD OLIVER WENT TO THE LIBRARY SYSTEM DIRECTOR TO GET THE ANSWER.

CHAD WHAT DID YOU FIND OUT? Return to index of stories...


GQ LIBRARY PARKING-PLASMA


I LEARNED THIS WASN'T A DECISION BASED ON COST.

BUT RATHER A DIFFERENT VISION FOR THE SPACE.

THERE IS A SMALL PARKING LOT AT THE SOUTHERN END OF THE CAMPUS.

BUT IT'S NOT NEARLY WHAT MANY PEOPLE EXPECTED FROM THE SPRAWLING NEW LIBRARY Return to index of stories...


GQ LIBRARY PARKING-PKG


THE FORT MYERS REGIONAL LIBRARY OPENED TO RAVE REVIEWS.

I think it's beautiful. It was very impressive.

YET WITH PRAISE COMES CRITICISM.

We got lucky and we found a spot up in front but other than that we didn't see anywhere else to go.

Parking was not well designed.

PARKING AROUND THE LIBRARY IS AT A PREMIUM.

Parking in the downtown area can be a problem. Especially with the new library.

THERE'S METERED PARKING ON ALL SIDES OF THE LIBRARY.

I had to go around once but then I finally found this.

THIS IS THE *ONLY ON-SITE PARKING. 30 SPACES. FIVE OF THOSE ARE FOR DISABLED PARKING.

THE DIRECTOR OF LEE COUNTY'S LIBRARY SYSTEM DOESN'T REGRET NOT BUILDING A LARGER LOT.

We're in the middle of a city. and so we need to think differently about how we use this space.

SHELDON KAYE POINTS OUT WHERE HE ORIGINALLY THOUGHT OF BUILDING A PARKING GARAGE.

This is Richmond right here and then the following street is second street.

KAYE SAYS THAT IDEA CHANGED WHEN THE LIBRARY'S ARCHITECT SOUGHT DIRECTION FROM THE PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES.

THE NON-PROFIT GROUP STEERED THEM TOWARD THIS PUBLIC PLAZA.

So the architect got the idea of building an amphitheatre - a mini amphitheater.

ALONG WITH AN AMPHITHEATER. THERE'S A WATER FEATURE. AND PLENTY OF TABLES. KAYE SAYS PARKING WOULD HAVE TAKEN UP TOO MUCH OF WHAT HE CALLS 'PEOPLE SPACE.'

That's not to say we ignored parking completely.

THIS GRASSY AREA DOUBLES AS PARKING - BUT ONLY DURING SPECIAL EVENTS.

KAYE SAYS SUPPORT FOR THE LAY-OUT CAME FROM CIVIC GROUPS AND FORT MYERS CITY LEADERS.

"We did tell ourselves this may not be the most popular thing but by the same token we had such strong support." Return to index of stories...


GQ LIBRARY PARKING-VO IN PLASMA


ADJACENT TO THE LIBRARY IS A PARKING GARAGE THAT'S SITTING EMPTY.

IT'S THE OLD AMTEL HOTEL.

THE OWERS ARE IN THAILAND.

THEY'RE WORKING ON A DEAL TO TURN THIS PROPERTY INTO A SENIOR INDEPENDENT LIVING FACILITY.

IF THAT HAPPENS THE CITY OF FORT MYERS HAS A LEASE AGREEMENT IN PLACE.

2-HUNDRED AND 75 SPACES WITHIN THE GARAGE WOULD BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

YOU CAN SEND IN YOUR GOOD QUESTION.

BY GOING TO N-B-C DASH-2 DOT COM.

LOOK UNDER NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-CLIP


WE HAVE THE STORY BEHIND THE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT.

AND ALL NEW AT SIX -

MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE ARE ACCUSED OF SETTING THEIR HOMES ON FIRE. TO BILK MONEY FROM INSURANCE COMPANIES.

NBC-2 DISCOVERS CASES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) LEE SCHOOLS HAPPY VIDEO-VOTOPS WIPE


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TZ2 B) fraud insurance-SSTOPS


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LEE SCHOOLS HAPPY VIDEO-ONCAM


THIS WEEK -LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS PUT OUT WHAT MAY BE THEIR FIRST MUSIC VIDEO.

NBC-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN LEARNED THE VIDEO IS PART OF A BROADER PUSH TO MAKE SURE WHEN PARENTS AND STUDENTS THINK OF SCHOOL.THEY HAVE "HAPPY" THOUGHTS. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOLS HAPPY VIDEO-PKG


Nats - theater class

FROM MUSICAL THEATER TO MUSIC VIDEO

Nats- music video

NORTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR NOELLE APARTE IS THE STAR IN THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT'S NEW MUSIC VIDEO.

Nats

THE COMMUNICATION TEAM PLAYED PHARRELL WILLIAMS'S SONG "HAPPY" AT SCHOOLS AND HIT RECORD.

Jason Sill, Supervisor Communications and Production

18:01:50 once they heard the music I don't think anyone could resist. Couldn't help themselves but to dance around with the song and be a part of this. 18:01:57

Kyle Gilbert, District Communications

18:06:39 it was exciting to be able to show a more happy less suit and tie version of the school district. 18:06:45

EVEN THE SUPERINTENDENT BREAKS IT DOWN!

THE VIDEO IS A NEW WAY TO SPREAD THE DISTRICT'S MESSAGE AND GET PEOPLE INVOLVED.

Jason Sill, Supervisor Communications and Production

18:01:15 I just hope they see the school district as a fun loving environment where everyone comes together for one effort. And really that effort is to be happy and be a world class school district.18:01:23

THE DEPARTMENT IS WORKING ON OTHER MORE INFORMATIONAL VIDEOS - NEARLY ALL THE SCHOOLS ARE TWEETING AND THE DISTRICT IS REVAMPING THE PARENTLINK WEBSITE - ALL TO REACH A BROADER AUDIENCE.

Nats - video

STUDENTS LOVE SHOWING OFF THEIR SCHOOLS IN A NEW WAY - BREAKING THE STEROPTYPES OF LONG LECTURES AND UNCOMFORTABLE DESKS.

Noelle Aparte, NFM HS Senior

18:20:06 it's not just a power point like here's exhibit a here's exhibit b it's more fun, especially with the music video. 18:20:13

IN HAPPY LEE COUNTY -CK -NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


CAPE CORAL LEADERS TRY TO TACKLE A HUGE CITY EYESORE.

THE GOLF CLUB CLOSED MORE THAN 7 YEARS AGO.

NOW -- IT'S AN OVERGROWN MESS.

NEW AT 5:30 -- NBC 2 SHOWS YOU THE PLAN BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL AND OTHER OPTIONS THAT MAY BE ON THE TABE.

PLUS -- SHE LOST HER DAUGHTER IN A DROWNING ACCIDENT.

TONIGHT, SHE SHARES HER STORY WITH NBC 2.

AS DOZENS OF COLLIER COUNTY AGENCIES COME TOGETHER TO PREVENT FUTURE TRAGEDIES. Return to index of stories...


A) OVERGROWN GOLF COURSE-VO-WIPE


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B) LIFEJACKET SAFETY-VOTOPS


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