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DIRECTORS PAGE LEE CO MAILBOXES DESTROYED-trxOC, SS, OC
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP TEASE ONE-CLIP
FIRST WEATHER-WX CNTR TZ1 A) WWII VETS REUNITED-VOtops
NFM SHOOTING ARREST-trxVOTOPS TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
FDOT ALLEY CLOSURE-trxFDOTTOPS 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
NIGERIAN GIRLS FOUND-trxVOTOPS ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
NEAR DROWNING ON MARCO-trx2 SH, SS, OC FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TOSS TO CHARLIE-trxVOTOPS, EANIBX WWII VETS REUNITED-trx2SH, SOT, 2 SH
FORT MYERS TRIPLEX FIRE-REM-LIVE WWII VETS REUNITED-BNR-PKG
FORT MYERS TRIPLEX FIRE-BNR-PKG WWII VETS REUNITED-OC
FORT MYERS TRIPLEX FIRE-OC FDOT CLOSURE ALLEY-trxFDOTtops
CAPE CORAL DROWNING-OC, VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
CAPE CORAL DROWNING-SOTVO SPORTS
TOSS TO HOLLIE-trxOC NCAA BASEBALL-ON CAM
LEE CO SKIMMER ARREST-LIVE U 2 FSU REGIONAL-CG-VOBOX
LEE CO SKIMMER ARREST-BNR-VO UF REGIONAL-CG-VOBOX
LEE CO SKIMMER ARREST-LIVE U 2 UM REGIONAL-CG-VOBOX
DOVER'S HISTORY-OC RED SOX SKID-ON CAM
TOSS TO ANDREA-trx2 SHOT, SOTVO, 2 SHOT RED SOX BRAVES-VOTOPS
FREEDOM MEMORIAL STATUS-REM-LIVE STANTON HR-VOTOPS
FREEDOM MEMORIAL STATUS-BNR-PKG HEAT ON GAME 4-ON CAM
FREEDOM MEMORIAL STATUS-REM-LIVE HEAT ON GAME 4-SOT
PUSH TO LINK-OC FRENCH OPEN-VOTOPS
CAPE CORAL MEMORIAL SERVICE-OC NCAA LACROSSE-VOTOPS
CAPE CORAL MEMORIAL SERVICE-BNR-PKG SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
VA SCANDAL CAPE CORAL-OC, VO FM MEMORIAL GARDENS-trxSOTVO
VA SCANDAL CAPE CORAL-SOTVO FM MEMORIAL GARDENS-SOTVO
SILVER ALERT LEE COUNTY-trxOC, SS estero rain on 41
NFM HOME INVASION-OC, SS, VO CLOSE-4SHOT


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NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CNTR


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NFM SHOOTING ARREST-trxVOTOPS


WE HAVE SEVERAL BREAKING STORIES OFF THE TOP OF OUR SHOW.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES JUST MADE AN ARREST IN A NORTH FORT MYERS SHOOTING.

NBC-2 WAS THERE THIS MORNING AS DEPUTIES MADE AN ARREST IN LEHIGH ACRES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY ALEXANDER WOOLBRIGHT SAID HE WAS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND ORDERED THE DOOR OPEN.

THAT'S WHEN HE BURST INTO THE HOME.

DEPUTIES SAY WOOLBRIGHT SHOT A MAN IN THE NECK AND PUNCHED A WOMAN IN THE FACE.

WOOLBRIGHT TOOK OFF AND WAS ARRESTED THIS MORNING AT A HOME IN LEHIGH.

NBC-2 HAS A REPORTER DIGGING INTO THIS STORY.

WE'LL HAVE THE LATEST DETAILS TONIGHT AT ELEVEN. Return to index of stories...


FDOT ALLEY CLOSURE-trxFDOTTOPS


ALSO BREAKING RIGHT NOW -

LANES OF INTERSTATE 75 WILL SHUT DOWN TONIGHT BECAUSE OF WILDFIRE.

SMOKE IS MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO SEE IN THE EASTERN PART OF COLLIER COUNTY.

THE CLOSURE IMPACTS DRIVERS HEADING TOWARD MIAMI.

THE RIGHT LANE WILL BE SHUT DOWN STARTING AT 7 O'CLOCK.

CREWS SPENT THE DAY FIGHTING THE JUNEBUG WILDFIRE.

AT IT'S GREATEST SIZE IT WAS 750 ACRES.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO LET YOU KNOW WHEN THE FIRE IS CONTAINED. Return to index of stories...


NIGERIAN GIRLS FOUND-trxVOTOPS


WITHIN THE PAST HOUR, NIGERIAN OFFICIALS HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY KNOW WHERE A GROUP OF KIDNAPPED SCHOOLGIRLS ARE.

THE MORE THAN 200 GIRLS WERE TAKEN LAST MONTH BY A TERRORIST GROUP.

ALTHOUGH THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT KNOWS WHERE THEY ARE, IT SAYS IT WILL NOT USE FORCE TO RESCUE THEM.

THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY.

WE WILL BRING YOU UPDATES AS WE GET THEM. Return to index of stories...


NEAR DROWNING ON MARCO-trx2 SH, SS, OC


NEW RIGHT NOW - A FOUR YEAR OLD IS RECOVERING AFTER NEARLY DROWNING OFF MARCO ISLAND.

GOOD EVENING I'M JOE ROETZ.

AND I'M CHRISTINA LUSBY.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT HAPPENED ON EDINGTON PLACE.

THAT'S ON THE NORTH END OF THE ISLAND.

FIRE OFFICIALS TELL US THE CHILD WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL IN STABLE CONDITION.

WE ARE WORKING TO GET MORE DETAILS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHARLIE-trxVOTOPS, EANIBX


FLAMES SPREAD FROM A GARAGE INTO A FORT MYERS TRIPLEX- SENDING A CLOUD

OF THICK DARK SMOKE INTO THE AIR.

INCREDIBLY- THREE PEOPLE ESCAPED WITHOUT GETTING HURT- BUT THEIR TWO DOGS DIED.

NBC-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN LEARNED HOT TEMPERATURES LIKE TODAY'S MAKE

FIGHTING FIRES MORE DIFFICULT. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS TRIPLEX FIRE-REM-LIVE


IT'S ?? DEGREES OUT HERE RIGHT NOW.

HOT ENOUGH- THEN ADD 80 POUNDS OF GEAR AND TRY PUTTING OUT A FIRE LIKE

THE ONE WHICH BROKE OUT AT THIS TRIPLEX.

IT'S NOT EASY.

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FORT MYERS TRIPLEX FIRE-BNR-PKG


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FIRETRUCKS BLOCKED FOURTH STREET- FIREFIGHTERS FILLED THIS FRONT YARD.

THE BIG RESPONSE WAS NECESSARY TO PUT OUT THIS FIRE IN TIME.

Rose Hayden, Neighbor

14:28:38 very scary, I thought I was going to, I thought I was having

a panic attack bc I thought it was going to spread in the back.

14:28:46

NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR ROSE HAYDEN CALLED 911.

FIRE FIGHTERS WERE ALREADY ON THEIR WAY.

Rose Hayden, Neighbor

14:28:57 it's a scary thing bc you never know what can happen 14:29:00

THEY PUT THE FIRE OUT QUICKLY- STOPPING IT FROM SPREADING TO THE OTHER

TWO UNITS IN THE TRIPLEX.

Gene Rogers, South Trail Fire Dept

14:32:05 flames showing on arrival and the first unit here was fully

engulfed. 14:32:10

THE AIR TEMPERATURE IN THE UNIT GOT UP TO 600 DEGREES.

Charlie Russo, South Trail Fire Dept. 14:35:11 it's like being in your

120 degree got tub surrounded by heat. That fire was particularly hot.

14:35:18

TOO HOT FOR ONE ENGINE TO HANDLE.

MULTIPLE FIRE FIGHTERS ROTATED IN AND OUT OF THE HOUSE - GETTING WATER

AND COOLING OFF BETWEEN SHIFTS.

Nats- Russo with gear

CHARLIE RUSSO's BEEN FIGHTING FIRES IN LEE COUNTY FOR TEN YEARS.

HE SAYS THEY TRAIN FOR THESE CONDITIONS AND ARE ALWAYS READY WHEN IT COUNTS.

Charlie Russo, South Trail Fire Dept. 14:36:40 the training, the

cooperation, the wanting to help the community and do good and the

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FORT MYERS TRIPLEX FIRE-OC


CHARLIE KEEGAN REPORTING

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS OFFERING HELP TONIGHT TO THE FAMILY WHO LIVES HERE.

FIREFIGHTERS DON'T KNOW WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE BUT SAY IT STARTED IN THE GARAGE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL DROWNING-OC, VO


NEW DETAILS ABOUT A YOUNG BOY WHO DROWNED NEAR CAPE CORAL YACHT CLUB.

RESCUERS PULLED THE BOY FROM THE WATER SATURDAY AFTERNOON -- NEARLY A HALF HOUR AFTER THE BOY DISAPPEARED.

NBC2 LEARNED THE CHILD'S FAMILY WAS OUT OF TOWN AND HE WAS WITH FAMILY FRIENDS.

POLICE WARN PARENTS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING YOUR CHILDREN SAFE IN THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL DROWNING-SOTVO


Dana Coston/Cape Coral Police

46:45:11 "Drowning can be a very quiet, a very fast incident thatc an occr.

BUTT TO

"The upmost importance for parents who have children enjoying the watre this summer, they are certain their children are supervised."

EMERGENCY RESPONDERS RUSHED THE BOY TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD.

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TOSS TO HOLLIE-trxOC


A FORT MYERS MAN IS IN JAIL TONIGHT

DEPUTIES SAYS HE TRIED USING MULTIPLE STOLEN CREDIT CARDS TO BUY CIGARETTES.

AFTER HE WAS ARRESTED-- HE TOOK OFF RUNNING.

ONLY NBC-2 WAS THERE AS DEPUTIES TRACKED HIM DOWN. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO SKIMMER ARREST-LIVE U 2


CAUGHT WITH DOZENS OF STOLEN CREDIT CARDS AT THE GAS STATION BEHIND ME--

AND ARRESTED.

DEPUTIES SAY CURTIS DOVER SOMEHOW MANAGED TO ESCAPE AND GET TWO MILES AWAY FROM HERE BEFORE BEING CAUGHT AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO SKIMMER ARREST-BNR-VO


IT ALL STARTED WHEN A PLAIN CLOTHES DEPUTY GOT IN LINE BEHIND CURTIS DOVER AT THE CIRCLE K ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD.

THE DEPUTY SAID DOVER TRIED TO USE SEVERAL CREDIT CARDS TO BUY CIGARETTES.

AFTER FOUR DECLINED CARDS- DOVER LEFT AND THE DEPUTY FOLLOWED.

THE DEPUTY QUESTIONED DOVER ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED-

DOVER SAID HE USES THE CARDS UNTIL HE "CANT USE THEM ANY MORE."

THE DEPUTY SEARCHED DOVERS CAR AND FOUND DOZENS OF STOLEN CREDIT CARDS ALONG WITH MAGNETIC STRIP CARD READER.

DOVER WAS ARRESTED--

HE MANAGED TO ESCAPE FROM THE BACK OF THE SQUAD CAR.

BUT DEPUTIES HAVEN'T EXPLAINED HOW.

FORT MYERS POLICE FOUND HIM 20 MINUTES LATER--

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LEE CO SKIMMER ARREST-LIVE U 2


THIS MARKS DOVERS 10TH ARREST.

HE REMAINS IN JAIL TONIGHT- AND FACES MORE THAN A DOZEN CHARGES.

REPORTING LIVE IN FORT MYERS HH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


DOVER'S HISTORY-OC


NBC-2 DUG INTO DOVER'S CRIMINAL HISTORY.

ACCORDING TO LEE COUNTY RECORDS, HE'S BEEN ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION, ROBBERY, AND DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO ANDREA-trx2 SHOT, SOTVO, 2 SHOT


ACROSS THE NATION, PEOPLE HONORED OUR MILITARY WITH MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES.

present!.

IN WASHINGTON, D.C., PRESIDENT OBAMA LAID A WREATH ON THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLIDER.

THE MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO MILITARY SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN WHO GIVE THEIR LIVES FOR OUR NATION.

CONSTRUCTION FOR A NAPLES MEMORIAL WITH A SIMILAR GOAL STARTED FIVE YEARS AGO.

BUT THE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PRICE TAG CAUSED A ROAD BLOCK.

NBC2S ANDREA HUBBELL IS LIVE AT FREEDOM PARK AND ANDREA YOU DISCOVERED -- SOON DONATIONS WILL BE FLOWING IN? Return to index of stories...


FREEDOM MEMORIAL STATUS-REM-LIVE


Well 2 million dollars may sound like a lot but after collier county just passed a 501-c -- a clause allowing donations to be tax free-- this blank wall could soon be covered with names of service men and women who paid with their lives. Return to index of stories...


FREEDOM MEMORIAL STATUS-BNR-PKG


37:46-50

We noticed something but we didn't exactly know what we were looking at

Ken eisinger and his wife come to freedom park pretty often.

Ken/visiting freedom park

37:41-42

Four to five times a yr

But even after passing this-- each time-- they werent quite sure exactly what it was.

So NBc2 let them in on the project that's been on hold for years.

38:13-19

I was shocked actually I would think that by now it would have sufficient time to finish any project

A multimillion dollar project-- only 600 thousand raised.

26:10-12

Very ambitious an extraordinarily beautiful

But after becoming a non-profit charity -- now freedom memorial organizers can start taking in more money.

Tim nance district 5 cc commissioner

25:36-43

We're expecting that's going to encourage people to make donations to it it's been frustrating because it's been a long time coming.

Still-- residents believe this is something that should've been finished years ago.

38:24-27

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FREEDOM MEMORIAL STATUS-REM-LIVE


So far this memorial has only 600 thousand dollars in it's name.

That mean1.4 million still needs to e raised to finish this monument. Return to index of stories...


PUSH TO LINK-OC


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DONATING TO THE FREEDOM MEMORIAL PROJECT, WE'VE MADE IT EASY.

WE'VE POSTED A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL MEMORIAL SERVICE-OC


ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S LARGEST CITY HUNDREDS GATHERED TO PAY THEIR

RESPECTS TO THOSE WHO HAVE PAID THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.

NBC2 GEORGE SOLIS HOW SOME OF OUR MOST RECENT VETERANS ARE TAKING THE DAY TO REMEMBER THEIR FALLEN BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN ARMS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL MEMORIAL SERVICE-BNR-PKG


nats

This Memorial Day Operation Iraqi Freedom Army Veteran Carmalo

Mangiona is honoring his own fallen brothers and sisters in arms not

by mourning, but celebrating their legacies

01:21:41"When you look at the grand scheme of things just the freedoms

that we enjoy its worth it in the end"

As one of the nations newest veterans- Mangiona says there is a level

of adjustment- but there is a support system that transcends even the

deepest of bonds

01:22:31 "just trying to be able to help each other out and you go

through our experiences and just push through to live out our lives"

Today hundreds gathered in Cape at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and

Cemetery and the Iraq War Monument to also pay their respects to our nations fallen heroes.

Among those in attendance today State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and State Rep Dane Eagle

01:19:32 "it really is heart-warming it really makes you stop and think

and realize every freedom that we have everyday that we take for

granted" Eagle

Freedom that some Mangiona says some knew they were willing to fight for at any cost.

01:28:23 "regretfully it's a decision we know from the beginning that

it might eventually come down to"Carmalo Mangiona, Army Veteran,

operation Iraqi freedom

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VA SCANDAL CAPE CORAL-OC, VO


SOME PEOPLE USED THE HOLIDAY TO SHED LIGHT ON CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING THE NATION'S VETERANS AFFAIRS PROGRAM.

INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO ALLEGATIONS THAT VETERANS DIED WHILE WAITING FOR CARE.

TODAY WE SPOKE WITH THE SISTER OF A FALLEN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA VETERAN.

ALWYN CASHE DIED AFTER

HIS SISTER HONORS HER FALLEN BROTHER BY ENCOURAGING OTHERS TO SUPPORT WOUNDED VETERANS.

ESPECIALLY SINCE V-A CLINICS ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION NOW. Return to index of stories...


VA SCANDAL CAPE CORAL-SOTVO


Kasinal White 01:14:21 "I think it's appalling its disgraceful for one of the

richest countries in the world not to be able to serve out veterans?

Are you serious? That is the worse joke that any comedian can tell"

SEVERAL LAWMAKERS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. ARE CALLING FOR THE V-A SECRETARY, ERIC SHINSEKI, TO STEP DOWN. Return to index of stories...


SILVER ALERT LEE COUNTY-trxOC, SS


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES NEED YOUR HELP FINDING A MISSING ELDERLY MAN.

THE 85 YEAR OLD DISAPPEARED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT HIS PICTURE ON YOUR SCREEN.

HE WAS LAST SEEN AT HIS HOUSE ON BETHANY HOME DRIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

IF YOU SEE HIM OR KNOW WHERE HE IS, CONTACT DEPUTIES. Return to index of stories...


NFM HOME INVASION-OC, SS, VO


DEPUTIES CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR A HOME INVASION SUSPECT IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

NEIGHBORS TOLD US THEY HEARD GUNSHOTS AT THE RIVERS EDGE MOBILE HOME PARK AROUND 11 --

THAT'S JUST ACROSS THE EDISON BRIDGE.

DEPUTIES SAY ONE MAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MULTIPLE GUNSHOT WOUNDS.

SO FAR --

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LEE CO MAILBOXES DESTROYED-trxOC, SS, OC


A LEE COUNTY MAN IS IN TROUBLE FOR DESTROYING MAILBOXES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A MAIL DELIVERY WOMAN SPOTTED DUSTIN CUEVAS KNOCKING OVER MAILBOXES.

IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON IN SUNCOAST ESTATES IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

BY THE TIME DEPUTIES ARRIVED, THEY SAY HE HAD DESTROYED 27 MAILBOXES.

HE WAS TAKEN TO THE LEE COUNTY JAIL. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-CLIP


AFTER 70 YEARS, A NAPLES WORLD WAR TWO VETERAN IS REUNITED WITH A FELLOW SERVICEMAN.

TONIGHT - NBC-2 PIECES TOGETHER THE PUZZLE THAT STARTS WITH A NAPLES RESTAURANT AND AN OLD PICTURE.

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TZ1 A) WWII VETS REUNITED-VOtops


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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE


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ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


RAIN PROSPECTS RISE THIS WEEK

For the rest of today and tomorrow it looks hot, humid and mainly dry across southwest Florida. A few, very isolated, downpours will be on the First Alert Doppler Radar tonight; however, the rain activity won't be spread across a wide area and many places stay dry again this evening. Temperatures will stay warm this evening and only drop to the lower 70's tomorrow morning. After the isolated showers go away tonight our skies will stay mostly clear.

The forecast tomorrow looks like another mostly sunny day with a round of hot 90's in the afternoon. Humidity will be up again tomorrow, but the overall moisture content of the atmosphere above us will only be able to produce a couple of afternoon downpours on Tuesday. The computer models forecast moisture values to come up by Wednesday and, if that is the correct prediction, we should see more showers and thunderstorms by the middle of the week. Each afternoon will top 90 degrees this week and the evenings will be mild and muggy with temperatures in the lower 70's.

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...


WWII VETS REUNITED-trx2SH, SOT, 2 SH


A CHANCE ENCOUNTER AT A NAPLES DINER LEADS TO A REUNION BETWEEN WORLD WAR TWO VETERANS AFTER 70 YEARS.

08:06 it meant something to me like I if I won the lottery, that's how I felt when I saw him. 08:14

THE MEN SERVED TOGETHER IN GUAM IN 1945.

THEY WERE BROUGHT TOGETHER ONCE AGAIN, THANKS TO A STRANGER, HIS GOD-DAUGHTER, AND A PHOTOGRAPH.

NBC-2'S JIM SPIEWAK TIES IT ALL TOGETHER FOR US. Return to index of stories...


WWII VETS REUNITED-BNR-PKG


NATS of Making Food -

THIS RESTAURANT IN NAPLES IS SERVING UP MORE THAN JUST BREAKFAST.

NATS -

TODAY'S SPECIAL…A DATE WITH FATE.

SOT - Bob Biagioni - Friends with Tom

54:04 we kept coming in and seeing him all alone and it looked so sad. 54:07

SO BOB BIAGIONI AND HIS WIFE ASKED THIS WIDOWER, FATHER, GRANDFATHER AND WORLD WAR TWO VETERAN TO JOIN THEM.

SOT - Tom Bossone - WWII Veteran

03:21 I said I don't want to sit at your table and have you watch me eat. 03:24

BUT TOM BOSSONE AGREED, AND IT BECAME TRADITION TO EAT BREAKFAST TOGETHER EVERY WEEK.

THEN ONE DAY…

SOT - Tom Bossone - WWII Veteran

04:39 I couldn't believe it. 04:40

VISITING FROM NEW YORK, BIAGIONI'S GODDAUGHTER AND HER FRIEND LISTENED TO BOSSONE'S STORIES OF HIS SERVICE IN GUAM.

SHE HAS A GRANDFATHER WHO SERVED IN GUAM TOO.

SO THEY SENT THIS PICTURE TO JOE FIORGONE WHERE HE LIVES IN NEW YORK.

SOT - Bob Biagioni - Friends with Tom

55:04 not only did they know each other, they were in the picture kneeling side by side in the picture and they haven't seen each other since 1945.

SOUNDS LIKE THE MAKINGS OF A PICTURE PERFECT REUNION.

AND IN APRIL, 91 YEAR OLD BOSSONE DROVE TO NEW YORK TO MEET HIS 99 YEAR OLD WAR MATE.

SOT - Tom Bossone - WWII Veteran

03:42 I didn't know whither to cry, to hug him, kiss him or shake hands. I was almost in tears. 03:51

THE TWO LIVING PIECES OF HISTORY SHARED STORIES OF OLD. FIORGONE WAS A GUNNER ON A B-29 BOMBER…

BOSSONE A MECHANIC.

SOT - Tom Bossone - WWII Veteran

05:34 when they took off we just hoped they would come back. 05:37

THEY COMPLETED NINE MISSIONS IN 1945.

NOW THEIR MISSION…A LITTLE LESS DAUNTING…DON'T WAIT ANOTHER 70 YEARS TO CATCH UP.

SOT - Tom Bossone - WWII Veteran

08:06 it meant something to me like I if I won the lottery, that's how I felt when I saw him. 08:14

REPORTING IN NAPLES, JIM SPIEWAK, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


WWII VETS REUNITED-OC


THE TWO VETS HAVE EVEN MORE IN COMMON.

BOTH GREW UP JUST 30 MILES APART IN NEW YORK AND NEVER MET UNTIL THE WAR.

AND THEIR BIRTHDAY'S ARE JUST ONE DAY APART. Return to index of stories...


FDOT CLOSURE ALLEY-trxFDOTtops


WE WANT TO CHECK IN WITH THAT BREAKING NEWS WE BROUGHT YOU AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR.

LANES OF INTERSTATE 75 ARE SHUT DOWN TONIGHT BECAUSE OF WILDFIRE.

THE CLOSURE IMPACTS DRIVERS HEADING TOWARD MIAMI.

STARTING AT 7 O'CLOCK THE RIGHT LANE WILL BE SHUT DOWN IN THE EASTERN PART OF COLLIER COUNTY.

CREWS ARE FIGHTING THE JUNEBUG WILDFIRE.

AT IT'S GREATEST SIZE IT WAS 750 ACRES.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO LET YOU KNOW WHEN THE FIRE IS CONTAINED. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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NCAA BASEBALL-ON CAM


THE 64-TEAM NCAA BASEBALL TOURNAMENT BRACKET WAS RELEASED AT NOON TIME.

AS EXPECTED.FGCU DID NOT GET AN AT-LARGE BID.

THE BIG THREE.WILL ALL HOST THIS WEEKEND.

AND AS LONG AS THEY WIN.FLORIDA AND FLORIDA STATE WON'T HAVE TO LEAVE HOME UNTIL THEY ADVANCE TO OMAHA, Return to index of stories...


FSU REGIONAL-CG-VOBOX


FLORIDA STATE WILL HOST ALABAMA.A-SUN CHAMP KENNESAW STATE AND PLAY GEORGIA SOUTHERN IN THE REGIONAL.

PLAY IN THIS REGIONAL GETS UNDERWAY AT 12-NOON ON FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


UF REGIONAL-CG-VOBOX


THE GATORS.40 AND 21 DURING THE REGULAR SEASON.HOST LONG BEACH STATE.NORTH CAROLINA AND WILL START WITH FRIDAY NIGHT GAME VS. THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON.

IF THE GATORS GET OUT OF THEIR REGION.THEY COULD HOST MIAMI IN THE SUPER REGIONAL. THEY ARE IN THE SAME BRACKET. Return to index of stories...


UM REGIONAL-CG-VOBOX


THE HURRICANES HOST TEXAS TECH.COLUMBIA AND OPEN PLAY FRIDAY NIGHT VS. BETHUNE COOKMAN.

BETHUNE COOKMAN HAS FRESHMAN CATCHER DAVID SCHULZ FROM CAPE CORAL. DAVID'S DAD.TODD WORKS HERE AT NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX SKID-ON CAM


RED SOX GENERAL MANAGER BEN CHERINGTON.NOW TRAVELING WITH THE TEAM.SAYS THE SOX LOSING SKID HAS NOT BEEN CAUSED BY EFFORT.

THEY JUST AREN'T PLAYING GOOD ENOUGH IN ANY ASPECT.

SEEMS TO BE CHANGING.RIGHT NOW.TOP OF THE 9-INNING IN ATLANTA. RED SOX LEAD THE BRAVES 8-6. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX BRAVES-VOTOPS


RED SOX WERE DOWN 6-1 IN THE 6TH. Return to index of stories...


STANTON HR-VOTOPS


IN WASHINGTON D-C.THE MARLINS GIAN-CARLO STANTON SHOWED OFF HIS POWER.

HIT HIS MAJOR LEAGUE-LEADING 15HT HOME RUN OF THE SEASON. LOOK WHERE IT HITS.

MARLINS WIN 3-2. Return to index of stories...


HEAT ON GAME 4-ON CAM


BIG GAME TONIGHT IN MIAMI.

THE HEAT CAN EITHER TAKE A 3-1 LEAD IN THE EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS.OR THE PACERS TIE THIS BEST OF 7 GAME SERIES UP.

THE KEY.THE BENCH PLAYERS. IT'S WHAT HELPED MIAMI GRAB SATURDAY NIGHT'S GAME THREE WIN. Return to index of stories...


HEAT ON GAME 4-SOT


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FRENCH OPEN-VOTOPS


LAST MONDAY OF MAY ON THE SPORTS CALENDAR.GIVES US THE FRENCH OPEN.AND FIRST UPSET!!!

AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMP STAN WAWRINKA DID NOT HAVE MUCH GOING RIGHT.

GUILLERMO GARCIA-LOPEZ FROM SPAIN.RANKED 41ST IN THE WORLD.BEAT WAWRINKA IN 4 SETS. 6-LOVE IN THE DECIDING 4TH. Return to index of stories...


NCAA LACROSSE-VOTOPS


MEMORIAL DAY.ANNUALLY THE DAY THE NCAA MENS LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP IS PLAYED.

DEFENDING CHAMP DUKE AND A-C-C- FOE NOTRE DAME.

THE IRISH.DOWN AS MANY AS 6 GOALS.CUT IT AS CLOSE TO 1.

IN THE FINAL SECONDS.DUKE'S JORDAN WOLF SEALS THE NATIONAL TITLE. 11-9 THE FINAL Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


N-H-L'S WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS CONTINUE TONIGHT IN L-A.

KINGS UP 2-1 ON THE BLACK-HAWKS IN THAT SERIES. Return to index of stories...


FM MEMORIAL GARDENS-trxSOTVO


man playing taps.

SEVERAL MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES TOOK PLACE ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY.

THIS IS FROM THE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEREMONY IN FORT MYERS.

OVER THE PAST YEAR- 125 VETERANS HAVE BEEN BURIED AT THE FORT MYERS CEMETERY.

TODAY'S PROGRAM REMINDED PEOPLE ABOUT THE SACRFIFICES MILITARY MEMBERS

MADE FOR THIS COUNTRY AND OUR FREEDOM. Return to index of stories...


FM MEMORIAL GARDENS-SOTVO


Jim Brouse, Fort Myers

14:04:32 we can't take our freedom for granted. Lots of men and women

have sacrificed a lot including dying for the freedom we enjoy in

America. 14:04:42

Col. Bert Kurland , WWII & Vietnam Army Veteran

14:12:34 ceremonies like today's are for those who didn't make it back

home. We're honoring them. They gave full measure. 14:12:43

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