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DIRECTORS PAGE FM DEADLY SHOOTING-trxOC, SS, VO
HLA mcgregor child porn-trx VID IN TC MON UPTICK IN FM CRIME-OC, VIDBOX
HLA mcgregor child porn-SOTVO UPTICK IN FM CRIME-SOTVO
HLB hope's recovery-VID IN TC MON TODD AKERS TRIAL-OC, VO
HLB hope's recovery-SOTVO TEASE ONE-CLIP
HLC weather headline-trxWX BOXES TZ1 A) hope goes home-SOTTOPS
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
TOSS TO LINDSEY-trxOC, SS 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
FM STANDOFF SITUATION-REM-LIVE STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
FM STANDOFF SITUATION-VO ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
FM STANDOFF SITUATION-SOTVO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
FM STANDOFF SITUATION-REM-LIVE TOSS TO ALEX-trx2 SH, (2) SS, EANIBOX
CHILD PREDATOR SETUP-EANIBOXTOPS HOPE GOES HOME-SAT-LIVE
a sarasota online sting-vo HOPE GOES HOME-BNR-PKG
b fdle investigation vo-vo HOPE GOES HOME-SAT-LIVE
TOSS TO JOE-2SHOT, SS WALLACE INTERVIEW-OC, SS, VO
MCGREGOR BLVD CHILD PORN CHARGES-PLASMA breaking news-trxREMLIVE
MCGREGOR BLVD CHILD PORN CHARGES-BNR-PKG SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
MCGREGOR BLVD CHILD PORN CHARGES-PLASMA SPORTS
SARASOTA ROUNDUP-OC, VO, SS SILVER ON STERLING-SOTTOPS
COLLIER CARJACKING FOLO-VO STERLING BANNED-ON CAM
COLLIER CARJACKING FOLO-SOTVO STERLING BANNED-CG-VOBOX
TOSS TO MATT-trxOC, SS, EANIBX STERLING BANNED-SOT
FM ABDUCTION SEARCH-NSRM STERLING BANNED-ON CAM TAG
FM ABDUCTION SEARCH-BNR-PKG MAGIC TWEET-VOTOPS
FM ABDUCTION SEARCH-NSRM STERLING REAX-ON CAM
SEARCH FOR SUSPECTS-CGTOPS CAPE SIGNING-NATSVO
LEHIGH HOME INVASION-OC, SS, VO CAPE SIGNING-SOTVO
FL BEER BILL-OC, VO SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
GOLISANO CHILDREN HOSPITAL GROUNDBREAKING-OC AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
GOLISANO CHILDREN HOSPITAL GROUNDBREAKING-BNR-PKG 11 PM TEASE-NWSRM-VO
HERTZ DEADLINE EXTENSION-OC, VO FL GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE-OC, SS
HERTZ DEADLINE EXTENSION-SOTVO CLOSE-4SHOT


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HLA mcgregor child porn-trx VID IN TC MON


INVESTIGATORS ARREST A FORT MYERS FATHER FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

THE GUY WORKS AT THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE Return to index of stories...


HLA mcgregor child porn-SOTVO


"This is one of the worst things you can expect, to be slapped in the face with this."

NBC-2 HAS THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION ALONG MCGREGOR BOULEVARD. Return to index of stories...


HLB hope's recovery-VID IN TC MON


SHE'S FINALLY ON HER WAY TO A LOVING AND CARING HOME.

THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DOG INTENTIONALLY SET ON FIRE HAS A NEW OWNER TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


HLB hope's recovery-SOTVO


Leigh Sockalosky, Hope's New Owner

"She's uplifted a lot Of people in their own lives. They've seen her updates and it's made their days better Hope has been a blessing To everybody."

WE'LL SHARE THE NEW CHAPTER OF HOPE'S LONG RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


HLC weather headline-trxWX BOXES


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NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO LINDSEY-trxOC, SS


BREAKING NEWS IN FORT MYERS.

POLICE ARE EVACUATING A NEIGHBORHOOD AFTER A MAN BARRICADED HIMSELF INSIDE HIS HOME.

THIS IS NEAR WINKLER AVENUE AND DELEON STREET.

NBC 2'S LINDSEY FRY IS THERE WITH BREAKING INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


FM STANDOFF SITUATION-REM-LIVE


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FM STANDOFF SITUATION-VO


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FM STANDOFF SITUATION-SOTVO


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FM STANDOFF SITUATION-REM-LIVE


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CHILD PREDATOR SETUP-EANIBOXTOPS


TONIGHT AT SIX - ACCUSED CHILD PREDATORS ROUNDED UP ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ON THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN, AN UNDERCOVER STING OPERATION BUSTED A DOZEN MEN ACCUSED OF TRYING TO MEET MINORS FOR SEX.

BUT WE BEGIN TONIGHT IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


a sarasota online sting-vo


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b fdle investigation vo-vo


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TOSS TO JOE-2SHOT, SS


A STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE EMPLOYEE IS ACCUSED OF HAVING MORE THAN A DOZEN PICTURES OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

ALL MORNING, STATE INVESTIGATORS RAIDED A HOME ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD, NEAR WINKLER AVENUE.

THIS IS JUST SOUTH OF THE FORT MYERS COUNTRY CLUB.

NBC-2'S JOE ROETZ WAS THE FIRST ON SCENE TODAY.

HE JOINS US WITH THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


MCGREGOR BLVD CHILD PORN CHARGES-PLASMA


PETER AND KELLIE -

HAMILTON HAS WORKED FOR THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR 26 YEARS.

NEIGHBORS SAY HE'S LIVED NEAR THEM FOR AS LONG AS THEY CAN REMEMBER -

I BROKE THE NEWS OF HIS ARREST TO MANY OF THEM TODAY, AND THEY JUST COULD NOT WRAP THEIR MINDS AROUND IT. Return to index of stories...


MCGREGOR BLVD CHILD PORN CHARGES-BNR-PKG


A SMALL HOUSE on the OUTSKIRT OF A NEIGHBORHOOD KNOWN FOR BEING KID FRIENDLY.

IT'S HERE THAT WARREN HAMILTON AND HIS FAMILY HAVE LIVED FOR DECADES.

Take sot

Fantastic.

I love them both. Good people. A lot of fun. Always joking around

and laughing all the time- a great sense of humor.

BUT INVESTIGATORS SAY THE 58 YEAR OLD FAMILY MAN HAD A DARK SIDE-- CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

THIS MORNING - STATE AGENTS COMBED THROUGH EVERY INCH OF HIS HOUSE -

WHERE THEY UNCOVERED 20 INAPPROPRIATE IMAGES.

NBC 2 BROKE THE NEWS TO NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR CRAIG BIZZONI.

I care for them both. I care for them and I just did not expect this. It is revolting.

WITH A BUS STOP JUST FEET FROM THE FRONT DOOR OF HAMILTON'S HOME -

NEARBY NEIGHBOR MICHAEL OWEN IS TRYING TO PROCESS THE ACCUSATIONS.

it's scary especially since it is so close to home. Just a really shocking thing to hear.

I never would have guessed, especially in this neighborhood.

HAMILTON WAS AN EMPLOYEE WITH THE LOCAL 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.

HE WORKED WITH COMPUTERS.

TONIGHT. HE'S BEEN SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY.

OUR CAMERAS CAUGHT HIS SON STOPPING BY AFTER THE ARREST- BUT HE DIDN'T

KNOW ANYTHING.

NATS-

TONIGHT- BIZZONI IS IN SHOCK.

831-8

craig bizzoni

neighbor

one of the worst things you'd expect- getting slapped in the face with that. Return to index of stories...


MCGREGOR BLVD CHILD PORN CHARGES-PLASMA


UNCLEAR HOW THE INVESTIGATION BEGAN.

SAO ASKING THIS CASE BE MOVED TO AVOID CONFLICT.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, JOE ROETZ, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


SARASOTA ROUNDUP-OC, VO, SS


TWO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MEN ARE ACCUSED OF TRYING TO MEET MINORS FOR SEX.

A DOZEN MEN WERE ARRESTED AFTER AN UNDERCOVER STING IN SARASOTA COUNTY.

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS THE MEN WALKING UP TO A HOME WHERE THEY THOUGHT THE CHILDREN WERE.

BRIAN HAWLEY OF NORTH FORT MYERS AND JAMESON FAHEY OF ENGLEWOOD WERE CAUGHT IN THE STING. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER CARJACKING FOLO-VO


TONIGHT WE HAVE THE SURVEILLANCE PICTURES SHOWING THE MOMENTS BEFORE A VIOLENT CARJACKING.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THESE PICTURES SHOW 20 YEAR OLD KENNETH PRAY

HE'S ACCUSED OF HITTING A WOMAN IN THE COLLIER COURTHOUSE PARKING GARAGE. SLAMMING HER TO THE GROUND.

66 YEAR OLD BARBARA SADA TELLS INVESTIGATORS SHE NOTICED A SUSPICIOUS MAN ONCE SHE GOT OFF THE ELEVATOR.

IN HIS ARREST REPORT PRAY ADMITS HE PUNCHED HER IN THE HEAD.

THEN BARBARA SAYS HE COVERED HER MOUTH, THREATENING TO KILL HER IF SHE SCREAMED.

PRAY SAYS HE DID NOT TARGET HER. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER CARJACKING FOLO-SOTVO


MOS- guy wouldn't give his name

01:33:06

That's a cop out. He probably already had it in his mind what what he was going to do.

BUTT TO

01:33:21-:27

What would you say to the guy if you had a few words?

Honestly, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

A JUDGE ISSUED A 112-THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND.

BUT HE'S BEING HELD ON NO BOND ON A SEPARATE BURGLARY CHARGE.

COURTHOUSE OFFICIALS SAY HE WAS IN A HEARING IN THAT CASE YESTERDAY WHEN HE WALKED OUT. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO MATT-trxOC, SS, EANIBX


POLICE ARE WARNING PARENTS TONIGHT AFTER A 10 YEAR OLD BOY SAYS HE WAS ABDUCTED FROM HIS BUS STOP.

AND WE'RE LEARNING OF OTHER SIMILAR INCIDENTS IN FORT MYERS.

THIS LATEST ONE HAPPENED AT FRANKLIN STREEET AND CENTRAL AVENUE ON MONDAY MORNING.

FOUR HOURS LATER, THE BOY SAYS HE WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE THE CAR NEAR FORT MYERS MIDDLE ACADEMY.

MATT WRIGHT IS IN THE NEWSROOM TONIGHT.

AND MATT YOU SPOKE WITH THE BOY'S MOTHER. Return to index of stories...


FM ABDUCTION SEARCH-NSRM


SHE SAYS WHEN SHE SAW HER SON WALK OUT HER FRONT DOOR MONDAY MORNING -- SHE THOUGHT HE BOARDED THE SCHOOL BUS.

BUT THE TEN YEAR OLD CLAIMS HE NEVER ARRIVED. Return to index of stories...


FM ABDUCTION SEARCH-BNR-PKG


33:55 devastated. as a mother you never think that would happen to one of your kids 34:04

NEWS A MOTHER NEVER WANTS TO HEAR.

HE SON SAYS TWO MEN SNATCHED HIM FROM THIS BUS STOP.

HE TOLD HIS MOTHER THEY DROVE HIM AROUND IN AN S-U-V FOR MORE THAN THREE HOURS.

36:01 you never know you may come home and your child not be there 36:0 5

HIS MOTHER TELLS NBC2 HE'S NOT REVEALING WHAT HAPPENED DURING THAT TIME.

BUT SHE SAYS HE WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE NEAR FORT MYERS MIDDLE ACADEMY AND RUN HOME.

35:08 he was devasttated shirt off pants pulled up, face swollen crying. he said he thought he wasn't going to see us again. 18

ACCORDING TO AN INCIDENT REPORT OBTAINED BY NBC2-

THE BOY TOLD HIS MOTHER THAT TWO MONTHS AGO "THE SAME CAR AND THE SAME MALES APPROACHED HIM AT THE SAME BUS STOP AND OFFERED HIM TWO DOLLARS TO GET INTO THE VEHICLE."'

HIS MOM SAYS SHE THOUGHT THE THREAT HAD PASSED.

36:10 i just hope they find the guys that did whatever to my son 15

TWO WEEKS AGO -- A *DIFFERENT* TEN YEAR OLD REPORTED SOMEONE APPROACHED HIM AT HIS BUS STOP NEAR THE SUNTERRA APARTMENTS..

THE MAN ALSO OFFERED THAT BOY TWO DOLLARS--

AT THE TIME. THE BOY SPOKE TO NBC2.

SOT FROM LAURA PKG

Lucas

00:34 00:37

my legs were like quivering with fear

POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO WHETHER THE INCIDENTS ARE CONNECTED.

TONIGHT OTHER PARENTS ARE KEEPING A CLOSER EYE ON THEIR KIDS AT THE BUS STOP.

SOT

JACARA BYRD

54:12 i just hope nobody's child gets tooken because that is something very sad if that did happen that's shocking 22 Return to index of stories...


FM ABDUCTION SEARCH-NSRM


NOT EVERY NEIGHBOR BUYS THE STORY --

SOME TELL US IT SOUNDS FISHY.

STILL. TONIGHT POLICE SAY THEY HAVE STEPPED UP PATROLS IN THE AREA -- AND TELL US THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.

MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SEARCH FOR SUSPECTS-CGTOPS


FORT MYERS POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR TWO MEN.

THEY DESCRIBE ONE AS AN OLDER WHITE MAN WITH LARGE BUILD AND SALT AND PEPPER HAIR.

THE OTHER IS YOUNGER, BLACK AND HAS A MOHAWK.

POLICE SAY THEY WERE IN A DARK BLUE, 4 DOOR SUV. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH HOME INVASION-OC, SS, VO


WE HAVE NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A HOME INVASION IN LEHIGH ACRES.

WE KNOW THE SUSPECT PRETENDED HE HAD CAR TROUBL. KNOCKED ON THE VICTIM'S DOOR AND ASKED TO USE THEIR PHONE.

THAT'S WHEN THE SUSPECT HELD THE HOMEOWNER AT GUN POINT.

IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY MORNING AT A HOME ON LEE STREET.

A SECOND MAN CAME INTO THE HOME AND STOLE ELECTRONICS.

DETECTIVES BELIEVE THE HOME WAS TARGETED AND SAY THE COMMUNITY IS NOT IN DANGER.

NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE. Return to index of stories...


FL BEER BILL-OC, VO


A BEER BILL IN TALLAHASSEE COULD STIFLE BUSINESS FOR LOCAL CRAFT BREWERIES.

TODAY, A PROPOSAL EASILY PASSED THE SENATE.

THE BILL WOULD CRACK DOWN ON THE AMOUNT OF PACKAGED BEER THAT BREWERIES CAN SELL TO VISITORS.

COMPANIES WOULD HAVE TO SELL TO A DISTRIBUTOR, WHO WOULD THEN SELL BACK THE BEER.

THE PROPOSAL MUST PASS the HOUSE BY FRIDAY TO GO TO THE GOVERNOR'S DESK. Return to index of stories...


GOLISANO CHILDREN HOSPITAL GROUNDBREAKING-OC


CONSTRUCTION IS OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY ON THE NEW GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOPSITAL IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

CREWS BROKE GROUND TODAY ON A NEW DOCTORS' PARKING LOT -- WITH SOME SPECIAL HELP.

NBC 2'S NICK CILETTI WAS THERE. Return to index of stories...


GOLISANO CHILDREN HOSPITAL GROUNDBREAKING-BNR-PKG


NATS.

10-YEAR-OLD SOPHIA BLACK HAS GOTTEN PRETTY USED TO TRADING IN HER BEDROOM FOR A HOSPITAL ROOM.

Jolie Black

Mom

:31 -

She's able to handle a lot of things that have come her way obviously and still stay smiling and happy:39

AFTER BEING DIAGNOSED WITH LEUKEMIA LAST FALL - SHE'S BEEN IN AND OUT OF THE PEDIATRIC CANCER FLOOR HERE AT HEALTHPARK MEDICAL CENTER.

HER FAMILY DOESNT MIND THE ACCOMDATIONS.BUT EVEN SOPHIA ADMITS HER ROOM COULD USE SOME SPRUCING UP.

1:44 -

The ones here are small and need a little bit more renovation 1:51

NATS.

DON'T WORRY SOPHIA.

OFFICIALS AT WITH LEE MEMORIAL AGREE.

MORE THAN A HUNDRED PEOPLE STOOD BY AS CREWS BROKE GROUND ON THE BRAND NEW GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL.

DR. EMAD SALMAN

PEDIATRIC ONGOLOGIST

37:25 - 37:27

It's going to be a game changer.

TAKE FS

LEE MEMORIAL SAYS THE $180 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT WILL INCLUDE:

-128 BEDS

-NEONATAL & PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNITS

-PHARMACY

-ALL PRIVATE ROOMS

-SLEEP-IN ARRANGEMENTS FOR PARENTS

TAKE SS

THESE RENDERINGS SHOW US WHAT THE PROJECT WILL LOOK LIKE WHEN IT WRAPS IN 2017.

MEGHAN HAMPEL.WHO WATCHED AS HER 4-YEAR-OLD SON HELPED DIG UP THE FIRST ROUND OF DIRT JUST WEEKS AFTER BONE CANCER SURGERY.SAYS THE HOSPITAL WILL CHANGE THEIR LIVES

MEGHAN HAMPEL

41:41 -41:47

We'll be able to stay closer to home, we won't have to go to Tampa, and we'll be able to be around our family

LEE MEMORIAL PRESIDENT AND CEO JIM NATHAN SAYS A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH MIAMI CHILDREN'S HOPSITAL WILL ALSO LET FAMILIES STAY TOGETHER HERE IN SWFL WITH THE HELP OF TELE-MEDICINE WITH SPECIALISTS LIKE NEUROSURGEONS.

35:17 -

They're able to work with our physicans and clinicians here and do that evaluation will probably have save about 50% of those children from having to be transported and their families from having to be uprooted and then getting there and being told to come back 35:29

NATS

AS SOPHIA CONTINUES TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST CANCER.SHE AND HER MOM ARE CONFIDENT SHE'LL WIN AGAINST THE DISEASE -

THEY SAY THE OUTLOOK IS BRIGHT - AND THEY'RE GLAD OTHER KIDS WILL SOON GET THE ENVIRONMENT TO MATCH.

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HERTZ DEADLINE EXTENSION-OC, VO


RENTAL CAR GIANT HERTZ IS ASKING FOR MORE TIME TO MAKE GOOD ON THEIR

DEAL WITH THE COUNTY AS THEY MOVE THEIR HEADQUARTERS TO SOUTHWEST

FLORIDA.

HERTZ OFFICIALS SAY SOME UNFORESEEN DELAYS CAUSED THEM TO FALL BEHIND

SCHEDULE.

HERTZ OFFICIALS BLAME FINANCING PROBLEMS.

ANOTHER SETBACK IS DESIGN APPROVAL FOR THE LOOK OF THE NEW BUILDING FROM

ESTERO COMMUNITY LEADERS.

COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY THEY WILL LIKELY GRANT THE EXTENSION. Return to index of stories...


HERTZ DEADLINE EXTENSION-SOTVO


TAKE SOT:

22:54:24 "Hertz has shown good faith in everything they've done so

far so I'm concerned about this little bit of a delay." Frank Mann,

County Commissioner

MEMBERS OF OF THE ESTERO COMMUNITY PLANNING PANEL SAY THEY WERE

SHOCKED TO HEAR HERTZ WAS BLAMING THEM FOR ANY DELAYS. Return to index of stories...


FM DEADLY SHOOTING-trxOC, SS, VO


WE NOW KNOW THE NAME OF THE MAN SHOT TO DEATH AT A PARK IN FORT MYESR OVERNIGHT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY DEVON KENNEDY WAS KILLED EARLY THIS MORNING.

AT SHADY OAKS PARK.

IT'S ON MARION STREET NEAR VERONICA SHOEMAKER BOULEVARD.

OFFICERS SAY A MAN WAS SHOT SEVERAL TIMES.

HE DIED BEFORE EMERGENCY RESPONDERS COULD GET THERE.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION THAT LEADS TO AN ARREST COULD RECEIVE A 25-THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD. Return to index of stories...


UPTICK IN FM CRIME-OC, VIDBOX


THE MOST RECENT SHOOTING IS RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT CRIME IN FORT MYERS.

THERE HAVE BEEN AT LEAST FIVE SHOOTINGS AND THREE HOMICIDES IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS.

TONIGHT THE CITY IS SPEAKING OUT--

SAYING THEY ARE DOING ALL THEY CAN TO TRACK DOWN THOSE FIRING THE GUNS. Return to index of stories...


UPTICK IN FM CRIME-SOTVO


Mayor Randy Henderson

Fort Myers

17:38 it is concerning we have to remove those people we are going to play hard ball you cant have stray bullets flying across any area 17:52

THE CITY IS ASKING LAW ENFORCEMENT ACROSS THE COUNTIES TO SHARE INFORMATION.

FORT MYERS ALSO WANTS MORE HELP FROM THE COMMUNITY.

TIPSTERS HELPED DROP THE MURDER RATES IN THE CITY BY MORE THAN HALF FROM 2012 TO 2013. Return to index of stories...


TODD AKERS TRIAL-OC, VO


AN EAST NAPLES MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING A 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL COULD SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON.

JURY SELECTION STARTED TUESDAY FOR THE TRIAL OF 32-YEAR-OLD TODD AKERS.

DEPUTIES SAY AKERS DROPPED HIS FIANCE'S 2-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER - ABIGAIL BORAN - IN 2006.

THE LITTLE GIRL SUFFERED SKULL FRACTURES AND BRAIN INJURIES.

AKERS ADMITTED TO DETECTIVES HE DROPPED THE CHILD AND EVEN ABUSED HER IN THE PAST.

HE'S CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER AND FACES A MANDATORY LIFE IN PRISON IF CONVICTED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-CLIP


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TZ1 A) hope goes home-SOTTOPS


SHE'S BEEN THROUGH UNTHINKABLE PAIN AND SUFFERING.ALLEGEDLY SET ON FIRE BY HER OWNER.

NOW, THIS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DOG GETTING NATIONAL ATTENTION HAS A NEW HOME.

8:42-8:51 "her journey will continue to teach us the rest of her life to never give up. No matter how bad jobs are don't give up look at her and what she survived.

TONIGHT - NBC-2 TAKES YOU ALONG AS "HOPE" STARTS A NEW CHAPTER OF HER LONG RECOVERY.

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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


INCREASING RAIN AND STORM CHANCES

Heat and humidity were again common themes across Southwest Florida Tuesday, with highs soaring into the low to mid 90s. Scattered showers and storms also developed this afternoon and this activity will slowly diminish this evening. Expect quiet conditions overnight, with warm lows in the low 70s.

The weather repeats itself for Wednesday. We will again see plenty of sun in the morning, with scattered showers and storms developing along and east of I-75. Highs will again climb into the low to mid 90s.

Rain and storm chances increase on Thursday as more moisture works into the area. Again, the best chance for storms will be in inland areas. Highs will be in the low 90s.

Our next storm system begins to approach the area on Friday. This will increase cloud cover and bring an even better chance of showers and storms to the area. Highs will be in the upper 80s.

The system will linger into Saturday, bringing more showers and storms to the region. The system will begin to exit the area Sunday, although some showers may be possible in southern areas. Highs both days will be in the mid to upper 80s.

Slightly cooler and drier air returns to the area next week, with temps Monday & Tuesday in the mid to upper 80s.

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...


TOSS TO ALEX-trx2 SH, (2) SS, EANIBOX


A TORTURED DOG, REPORTEDLY SET ON FIRE BY HER OWNER BEGINS A NEW LIFE TONIGHT.

WE FIRST BROUGHT YOU HOPE'S STORY AT THE END OF MARCH.

SHE LIVED IN ARCADIA.

AFTER SHE WAS BURNED, SHE STAYED BRIEFLY IN BONITA SPRINGS BEFORE MOVING TO A SPECIAL ANIMAL HOSPITAL IN TAMPA.

STRANGERS DONATED 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR HER MEDICAL BILLS.

NBC 2'S ALEX DE ARMAS WAS THERE AS HOPE FINALLY GOT TO LEAVE THE CLINIC WITH HER NEW OWNER.

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HOPE GOES HOME-SAT-LIVE


WHAT AN EMOTIONAL DAY HERE FOR THE STAFF AT BLUE PEARL HOSPITAL AND FOR THE ORGANIZATION RESPONSIBLE FOR HOPES RECOVERY.

ITS BEEN QUITE THE JOURNEY FOR ONE YEAR OLD HOPE-- WHO JUST LEFT THE HOSPITAL A FEW MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


HOPE GOES HOME-BNR-PKG


NAT SOUND: "doctors"

SOT

8:42-8:51 "her journey will continue to teach us the rest of her life to never give up."

A STORY OF HOPE--

".No matter how bad, don't give up look at her and what she survived.

NOT JUST THIS PUPPYS NAME--

NAT SOUND: "doctors"

BUT THE VISION FOR A TEAM OF DOCTORS.

SOT

Doctor

42:50-42:56

"When she first came in things were pretty frightening. She was badly burned. Her corners was burned as well as her skin. "

AFTER A MONTH OF AGGRESSIVE LASER TREATMENTS-- MORE THAN A DOZEN MEDICATIONS A DAY -- AND A DAILY BANDAGE CHANGE.

NAT sound:

HOPE IS STARTING HER NEW LIFE.

SOT

Leigh Take her home

07:52-07:58

" it's been a blessing. We always looked forward to seeig her and knowing this day was going to come. "

THE PRESIDENT OF THE HARDEE ANIMAL RESCUE TEAM is GOING TO ADOPT HOPE.

A JUDGE RULED HOPE'S ORIGINAL OWNER -- LARRY WALLACE OF ARCADIA-- IS NOT ALLOWED NEAR HER OR ANY OTHER ANIMALS. He is accused of setting her on fire. But has plead not guilty to ANIMAL CRUELTY AND ARSON.

NAT sound:

THE PRIVATE RESCUE TEAM TELLS NBC2 IT ASSUMED CUSTODY OF HOPE after she nearly died from the burns.

SOT

06:59-07:02

"She's had a will to live from the beginning and we weren't giving up. "

NOW -- 90 PERCENT CURED AND WITH MUCH BETTER VISION.

NAT: car

HOPE KEEPSTHE PEOPLE AROUND DRIVEN-- AS SHE GOES TO A NEW HOME.

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HOPE GOES HOME-SAT-LIVE


SHE WILL STILL NEED SPECIAL CARE.

HER NEW OWNER IS A VET AND SAYS SHELL CONTINUE TO CHANGE HER BANDAGES DAILY AND GIVE HER THE SAME AGGRESSIVE LASER THERAPY. Return to index of stories...


WALLACE INTERVIEW-OC, SS, VO


HOPE'S OWNER, LARRY WALLACE WAS ARRESTED FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY.

A JUDGE ALLOWED HIM TO BOND OUT OF JAIL ON THE CONDITION HE STAY AWAY FROM PETS.

HE TOLD THE JUDGE HE WAS INNOCENT.

WHEN WE SPOKE WITH WALLACE HE SAID CHILDREN SET HOPE ON FIRE WHEN THEY PLAYED WITH HER IN HIS BACKYARD. Return to index of stories...


breaking news-trxREMLIVE


WE'RE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS IN FORT MYERS.

A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR WINKLER AVENUE AND DELEON STREET IS BEING EVACUATED.

THIS IS BECAUSE OF A FIGHT BETWEEN A HUSBAND AND WIFE. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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SILVER ON STERLING-SOTTOPS


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STERLING BANNED-ON CAM


THE NEW N-B-A COMMISSIONER COMPLETED A FULL INVESTIGATION OF DONALD STERLING LAST NIGHT AND MADE THE DECISION THIS MORNING THAT THE OWNER OF THE L-A CLIPPERS SHOULD BE BANNED FOR LIFE FROM THE LEAGUE. Return to index of stories...


STERLING BANNED-CG-VOBOX


ADAM SILVER CONFIRMED IT WAS DONALD STERLING'S VOICE ON THOSE RELEASED AUDIO TAPES.IN WHICH STERLING SAYING HE DIDN'T WANT HIS THEN-GIRLFRIEND BRINGING BLACK PEOPLE TO CLIPPERS GAMES.

TODAY.THE COMMISSIONER BANNER STERLING FOR LIFE.FINED HIM THE MAXIMUM OF 2-POINT-5 MILLION DOLLARS.AND WILL BEGIN THE PROCESS OF FOCING STERLING TO SELL THE FRANCHISE HE'S OWNED SINCE 19-81. Return to index of stories...


STERLING BANNED-SOT


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STERLING BANNED-ON CAM TAG


22 OF THE NBA'S OTHER 29 OWNERS WOULD NEED TO VOTE YES TO REMOVE STERLING.

THAT COULD HAPPEN IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

MEANWHILE.THE CLIPPERS HOST GAME FIVE OF THEIR PLAYOFF SERIES WITH GOLDEN STATE TONIGHT.

REACTION WITHIN THE NBA HAS BEEN ALL PRO-COMMISSIONER. INCLUDING MAGIC JOHNSON.WHO WAS MENTIONED ON THE AUDIO TAPES AND THE TARGET OF STERLING'S HATRED. Return to index of stories...


MAGIC TWEET-VOTOPS


MAGIC TWEETED.

"Commissioner Silver showed great leadership in banning LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life,"

MAGIC JOHNSON IS ON RECORD THAT HE WOULD CONSIDER BUYING THE CLIPPERS FRANCHISE. Return to index of stories...


STERLING REAX-ON CAM


NO REACTION FROM DONALD STERLING.WHO SUED THE LEAGUE TO MOVE THE FRANCHISE FROM SAN DIEGO TO L-A AFTER HE BOUGHT THE FRANCHISE IN 19-81. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SIGNING-NATSVO


WE WERE OUT ON THE CAPE.AT CAPE HIGH.

IT'S WHERE SENIORS RHASHEED JILES AND JULIA RAMSEY SIGNED COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS.

GILES WILL PLAY FOOTBALL AT JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY IN VRIGINIA.

RAMSEY WILL PLAY BASKETBALL AT AVILA IN KANSAS CITY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SIGNING-SOTVO


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SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


THE SECOND ROUND OF THE HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL STATE TOURNAMENT IS TONIGHT. 5 LCOAL SCHOOLS PLAY TONIGHT.

THE MINNESOTA TWINS AND L-A DOGERS WON'T PLAY TONIGHT IN MINNEAPOLIS. WEATHER POSTPONED THE GAME 6 HOURS BEFORE 1ST PITCH. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-NWSRM-VO


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FL GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE-OC, SS


A LIVE TELEVISED DEBATE IN THE CLOSELY WATCHED FLORIDA GOVERNOR'S RACE WILL AIR EXCLUSIVELY ON NBC2 IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA;

WE LEARNED TODAY THE DEBATE IS SCHEDULED ON OCTOBER 15TH. WE WILL BRING IT TO YOU LIVE FROM THE BROWARD COLLEGE CAMPUS FROM 7 - 8PM. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


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