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DIRECTORS PAGE FL STORE SHOOTING ON CAM-PKG
HEADLINES-SOT FL STORE SHOOTING ON CAM-ONCAM
OPEN-CLIP TOSS TO BREAK-OC-TOWER
FM DOUBLE HOMICIDE-PLAS-SS-PLAS FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
FM DOUBLE HOMICIDE-trxPKG FORECAST-WXWALL
FM DOUBLE HOMICIDE-ONCAM BONITA BEACH MAKES TOP 10-OC-VO
FIERY CRASH UPDATE-trxVOTOPS-OC CLEAN WATER INITIATIVE-trxVOTOPS-OC
FM ROLLOVER CRASH-trxVOTOPS TEASE SPORTS-2SHOT
WELL FARGO ROBBED-trxSSTOPS-VO A)-VOTOPS
FM IMPACT NIGHT-OC-NATVO-OC-OBX SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
FM IMPACT NIGHT-NWSRM RANGERS KINGS GAME 2 FINALS-VOTOPS
FM IMPACT NIGHT-PKG CALIFORNIA CHROME TRIPLE CROWN BID-ONCAM
FM IMPACT NIGHT-NWSRM BELMONT STAKES-NATVO
US CAPITOL OFF LOCKDOWN-SATLIVE BELMONT POST-SOTTOPS
US CAPITOL OFF LOCKDOWN-OTS-VO ZACK TILLERY-ONCAM
TRACIE MORGAN CRASH-OTS-VO TILLERY DRAFTED BY TWINS-VOTOPS
PINE ISLAND BOIL WATER-OTS TILLERY REAX-SOTTOPS
HURRICANE 2014 OPEN-CLIP MATT PEARCE DRAFTED BY CARDINALS-VOTOPS
HURRICANE TAX SEASON-VIDBOX TOPS LOCALS DRAFTED-CGTOPS
NEW AT 11 OPEN-CLIP RAYS MARINERS ZIMMER TRIBUTE-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE--------- MIRACLE LAKELAND BREAST CANCER AWARENESS-VOTOPS
A) FL STORE SHOOTING ON CAM-VOTOPS CAPE SEVEN ON SEVEN ON TO INDY-VO IN PLASMA
B) COLLIER BOAT FRAUD-SSTOPS FRENCH OPEN WOMEN'S FINAL-VOTOPS
WEATHER TEASE-HTC ST JUDE CLASSIC ROUND 3-VOTOPS
COLLIER BOAT FRAUD-trxSSTOPS-OC SPORTS CLOSE-ONCAM
FL STORE SHOOTING ON CAM-trxVOTOPS-OC CLOSE-3SHOT


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES-SOT


A SHAKEN COMMUNITY -- SPEAKING OUT TONIGHT.

It was like within two minutes you hear the gunshots

TWO KILLED DURING A DEADLY DRIVE-BY SHOOTING, IN FORT MYERS.

NBC-2 -- UNCOVERING NEW DETAILS --

AS DETECTIVES SEARCH FOR A SHOOTER.

PLUS --

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO -- SHOWING A FIERY CRASH, IN LEHIGH ACRES.

AN UPDATE ON THE CONDITION OF THE DRIVER INVOLVED.

AND --

AN ALTERCATION AT A MIAMI CONVEINCE STORE -- QUICKLY GOT OUT OF HAND.

RIGHT NOW AT 11 --

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THIS MAN PICKED A FIGHT -- WITH THE STORE'S OWNER. Return to index of stories...


OPEN-CLIP


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FM DOUBLE HOMICIDE-PLAS-SS-PLAS


A DOUBLE HOMICIDE -- IN LEE COUNTY.

DEVELOPING, TONIGHT AT 11 --

AN ON-GOING INVESTIGATION -- INTO TWO PEOPLE -- GUNNED DOWN OVERNIGHT, IN FORT MYERS.

THE GUNMAN -- STILL ON THE LOOSE.

NBC2 NIGHT BEAT REPORTER -- BRITTANY WEINER -- SPOKE TO RESIDENTS IN THAT AREA --

MANY WHO SAY -- THEY'RE CONCERNED FOR THEIR SAFETY. Return to index of stories...


FM DOUBLE HOMICIDE-trxPKG


PKG:

Don gray/Has lived in neighborhood for 3 years

00:01:31:22/"I was pretty shocked because nothing ever happens around here." 00:01:34:15

A QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD WOKEN BY GUNFIRE IN THE WEE HOURS OF THIS MORNING.

John Simpson/ Has lived in neighborhood since 1974/05:25:47 "I just asked what's going on they said somebody's got shot." 05:25:50

POLICE SAY BROTHERS DEONTE REDDING AND ZACHARY BLUE WERE FOUND SHOT TO DEATH IN A CAR OUTSIDE OF THIS HOME ON SOUTH DRIVE IN FT MYERS.

NEIGHBORS SAY THEY HEARD ABOUT 10 SHOTS AROUND 3-30 THIS MORNING.

ONE MAN TELLS NBC 2 HE SAW MULTIPLE CARS IN THIS DRIVEWAY JUST BEFORE THE SHOTS WERE FIRED.

00:06:54 "It was like within two minutes you hear the gunshots, and then I was looking out and they were all just backing out of their driveway, pulling out like normal day just casually backing up and leaving." 00:07:08

NBC 2/ABC7 DISCOVERED REDDING AND BLUE HAVE A HISTORY OF BREAKING THE LAW.

RECORDS SHOW REDDING HAS BEEN ARRESTED 13 TIMES SINCE 1999 IN LEE COUNTY.

HE WAS LAST ARRESTED IN FEBRUARY OF LAST YEAR, ON FOUR FELONY CHARGES.

HE WAS RELEASED FROM PRISON JUST OVER A YEAR AGO.

REPORTING IN FORT MYERS, BRITTANY WEINER NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


FM DOUBLE HOMICIDE-ONCAM


BRITTANY -- THANKS.

RIGHT NOW -- POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE GUNMAN.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION -- IS ASKED TO CONTACT AUTHORITIES -- IMMEDIATELY. Return to index of stories...


FIERY CRASH UPDATE-trxVOTOPS-OC


THIS IS BRAND NEW, EXCLUSIVE VIDEO YOU'LL ONLY SEE ON NBC-2.

A LEHIGH ACRES WOMAN IS RECOVERING TONIGHT -- AFTER THIS FIERY CRASH.

DEPUTIES SAY -- THE 22-YEAR-OLD WAS SPEEDING -- AND LOST CONTROL OF HER CAR.

GOOD SAMARITANS PULLED HER, AND A PASSENGER FROM THE CAR -- JUST BEFORE IT BURST INTO FLAMES.

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE ALCOHOL MAY HAVE BEEN A FACTOR. Return to index of stories...


FM ROLLOVER CRASH-trxVOTOPS


NEW VIDEO FROM A ROLLOVER CRASH, IN FORT MYERS.

THREE KIDS ARE RECOVERING FROM INJURIES TONIGHT -- AFTER POLICE SAY, A CAR CUT OFF THIS JEEP, HIT THE CURB -- THEN ROLLED OVER.

THE CRASH IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


WELL FARGO ROBBED-trxSSTOPS-VO


DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN?

POLICE TELL NBC-2 -- HE ROBBED A DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS BANK, FRIDAY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY -- THE MAN WALKED INSIDE THIS WELLS FARGO BANK --

AND WROTE A NOTE TO THE TELLER -- DEMANDING MONEY.

HE TOLD HER HE WAS ARMED.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION -- IS ASKED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


FM IMPACT NIGHT-OC-NATVO-OC-OBX


NEW TONIGHT -- FROM LEE COUNTY.

A UNIQUE TAKE ON A COMMON PROBLEM.

music

OVER 600 KIDS CAME OUT TO THE HARBOR SIDE EVENT CENTER FOR A PUSH TO PUT AN END TO TEEN VIOLENCE.

IN THE LAST MONTH -- SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS SEEN MORE THAN 10-SHOOTINGS -- AND MULTUPLE ROBBERIES.

MANY OF THOSE -- INVOLVING TEENS.

NBC2'S ANDREA HUBBELL WAS AT TONIGHT'S CONCERT.

SHE JOINS US LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM.

ANDREA -- GOOD EVENING. Return to index of stories...


FM IMPACT NIGHT-NWSRM


WE WERE SURPRISED AS WE PULLED UP TO THE CONCERT -- PUT ON BY "MUSIC WITH A VOICE."

THERE WAS A LINE STRETCHING OUTSIDE.

AFTER TALKING WITH A FEW KIDS -- IT WAS OBVIOUS -- THEY WANT THE CRIME TO STOP TOO.

AND THEY THINK THIS COULD HELP. Return to index of stories...


FM IMPACT NIGHT-PKG


NAT - music

WE'RE TOLD ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS --

Joseph nievs

07:55-58

It's hip hop and it's a good way to bring youth in.

BUT THIS MUSIC

nat - music

IS MORE INTENSE THAN BOTH.

Joseph nievs

8:08-12

I think it's very important to have the youth entertained by something

16-YEAR-OLD JOSEPH NIEVS -- THINKS THAT'S SAYING SOMETHING.

Joseph nievs

08:29-32

A couple years ago there was a kid that got stabbed

BECAUSE -- HE SAYS THE STREETS

Joseph nievs

08:25-29

It can be like car accidents or shootings

ARE NO PLACE FOR KIDS.

LIKE ONE TEEN -- MURDERED IN LEHIGH ACRES JUST WEEKS AGO.

OR ANOTHER MAN -- NOT EVEN 30 -- SHOT AND KILLED IN CAPE CORAL LAST MONTH.

SCENES -- THE SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT HAS GONE ON RECORD SAYING ARE MOST LIKELY LINKED TO DRUGS.

Ernesto MARTINEZ

12:16-17

It's crazy

CRIMES COMMITTED -- THE FOUNDER OF MUSIC WITH A VOICE SAYS HE'S WORKING TO PREVENT.

Ernesto MARTINEZ

12:55-13:08

So this is mainly for the youth of our city to try to give then a positive atmosphere and they can listen to positive music and possibly change their way of thinking and the way they maneuver throughout their days of life.

THE GROUP IS BEGINNING WITH HIP HOP GROUPS LIKE THIS -- MANY WHO WERE RECRUITED STRAIGHT FROM THE STREETS.

Isacc Ginzalez Jr.

10:16-23

There like guys who've been part of gangs they used to do things like have people at gunpoint

AN EXAMPLE -- AND SOMEONE THESE KIDS CAN RELATE TO.

Joseph nievs

08:40-45

This concert tonight. Ya know people that can go out there and reach out for the youth. Return to index of stories...


FM IMPACT NIGHT-NWSRM


ALL MONEY RAISED THROUGH THE CONCERT IS FUNNELLED BACK IN TO PUTTING ON MORE EVENTS like THIS IN THE FUTURE.

LIVE IN THE NR AH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


US CAPITOL OFF LOCKDOWN-SATLIVE


ANDREA -- THANKS.

A LIVE LOOK AT THE CAPITAL BUILDING -- IN WASHINGTON D-C.

ALL IS QUIET AT THIS HOUR --

BUT EARLIER TODAY -- IT WAS A DIFFERENT STORY. Return to index of stories...


US CAPITOL OFF LOCKDOWN-OTS-VO


THE BUILDING WAS EVACUCATED -- AFTER A SMALL PLANE ENTERED RESTRICTED AIRSPACE OVER D-C.

THE EVACUTATION WAS ORDERED AFTER AUTHORITIES WERE UNABLE TO MAKE CONTACT WITH THE PLANE.

THE AIRCRAFT SAFELY LEFT THE RESTRICTED AIRSPACE.

TONIGHT -- THE F-A-A IS INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


TRACIE MORGAN CRASH-OTS-VO


ALL NEW AT 11 --

COMEDIAN TRACY MORGAN IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION TONIGHT -- AFTER A DEADLY CRASH ALONG THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE.

TONIGHT --

THE DRIVER OF THIS TRACTOR-TRAILER -- INVOLVED IN THE CRASH -- HAS BEEN CHARGED.

INVESTIGATORS SAY -- THE DRIVER SWERVED INTO A LIMOUSINE VAN CARRYING MORGAN, AND AT LEAST FOUR OTHERS.

A TOTAL OF SIX VEHICLES WERE INVOLVED.

THREE PEOPLE, INCLUDING TRACY MORGAN, ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND BOIL WATER-OTS


THERE'S A BOIL WATER NOTICE FOR RESIDENTS LIVING ON PINE ISLAND.

ANYONE USING THE GREATER PINE ISLAND WATER ASSOCIATION -- WILL BE IMPACTED.

OFFICIALS ARE CITING A MALFUNCTION AT THE MAIN WATER PLANT.

THE ISSUE SHOULD BE RESOLVED BY THURSDAY.

COUNT ON US TO KEEP YOU POSTED. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE 2014 OPEN-CLIP


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HURRICANE TAX SEASON-VIDBOX TOPS


THIS WEEKEND IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SAVE ON HURRICANE SUPPLIES.

THE HURRICANE TAX HOLIDAY ENDS TOMORROW.

YOU CAN BUY FIRST AID KITS, BATTERIES, PORTABLE GENERATORS AND MORE -- ALL TAX FREE!

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN CHECKING OUT WHICH ITEMS ARE TAX-FREE, HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE.

WE POSTED A LINK ON NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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


NEW AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE---------


CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

NEW VIDEO -- SHOWING THE MOMENTS A MIAMI AREA STORE OWNER -- OPENED FIRE ON A CUSTOMER.

WHY CUSTOMERS ARE CALLING THIS, A LONG-RUNNING FEUD.

PLUS --

FLOATING FRAUD.

THE WAY THIS COLLIER COUNTY MAN ATTEMPTED TO SCAM HIS OWN INSURANCE COMPANY.

THAT'S NEXT. Return to index of stories...


A) FL STORE SHOOTING ON CAM-VOTOPS


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B) COLLIER BOAT FRAUD-SSTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-HTC


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COLLIER BOAT FRAUD-trxSSTOPS-OC


DEPUTIES IN COLLIER COUNTY SAY, THIS NAPLES MAN TRIED TO SCAM HIS INSURANCE COMPANY OUT OF 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS -- CHARLES SCHUMACHER REPORTED HIS BOAT STOLEN, BACK IN AUGUST.

THE BOAT WAS LATER FOUND IN ST. PETE.

BUT THAT WAS MORE THAN A MONTH BEFORE REPORTING IT STOLEN.

TONIGHT -- HE'S CHARGED WITH FRAUD AND FILING A FALSE POLICE REPORT. Return to index of stories...


FL STORE SHOOTING ON CAM-trxVOTOPS-OC


BRAND NEW SURVEILLANCE VIDEO INTO THE NBC-2 NEWSROOM.

A MAN WAS SHOT INSIDE A MIAMI AREA MINI-MART -- BY THE STORE'S OWNER.

TONIGHT --

THE OWNER SAYS -- HE OPENED FIRE ON THE MAN AFTER AN ALTERCATION.

BUT AS NBC'S GILMA AVALOS REPORTS -- REGULAR CUSTOMERS SAY, THIS WAS BOUND TO HAPPEN. Return to index of stories...


FL STORE SHOOTING ON CAM-PKG


Police said Jorge Mesa, the 30-year-old store owner, shot 34-year-old customer Antoine Perry inside the La Gloria mini-mart near the Tri-Rail station at 1120 East 25 Street on May 13 following an altercation.

At some point, Mesa told Perry to leave the store, Hialeah Police said. In-store surveillance video shows the two continuing to argue. Mesa points the gun at Perry, but Perry doesn't appear to back away. Eventually Perry starts to leave, but pushes down a food stand on his way out. Mesa then allegedly shoots the customer twice, once in the thigh and once in the knee, according to police.

Hialeah Section 8 Application Hours Extended

The new video also shows the moments following the gunfire, as Perry struggles to walk after being shot.

Police charged Mesa with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and has since been released on bond. Florida's "stand your ground" law doesn't apply to property. Officials have said it did not appear that Mesa's life was in danger and that it's possible the customer had psychological problems.

While Mesa did not want to speak on camera, he said the surveillance video doesn't capture the full story.

Sergio Olmer, an employee who witnessed the incident, said Perry had been a nuisance at the store multiple times.

ID Theft Hits Miami-Dade Employees

A customer told NBC 6 he'd personally heard Perry make threatening statements in the past.

"I was here that first time, he said he was going to come back and get him," said the customer, who did not want to be identified.

Mesa's wife, who was behind the register at the time of the shooting, said in Spanish that her husband isn't a violent man and that she and her family felt threatened.

"He wasn't a welcome person," Carifel Suarez Mesa said in Spanish. "This wasn't a one-day thing, but the police didn't do anything about it." Return to index of stories...


FL STORE SHOOTING ON CAM-ONCAM


NBC'S GILMA AVALOS, REPORTING FROM HIALEAH.

THE VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO AN AREA HOSPITAL, AND TREATED FOR HIS INJURIES.

AN INVESTIGATION CONTINUES, TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-OC-TOWER


STILL TO COME ON THE NEWS AT 11 --

A COUPLE LOCAL BEACHES MAKE A NATIONAL LIST AS TWO OF THE BEST --

PLUS -- A LOOK AT YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST.

FOR NOW -- A LIVE LOOK ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, FROM OUR NBC-2 STUDIOS, IN FORT MYERS,

WE'RE BACK IN 2-MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


FORECAST OPEN

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FORECAST-WXWALL


WARM ON SUNDAY WITH INLAND RAIN

Most of Southwest Florida looks set to see a dry evening, as the majority of the showers and storms in the area stay well to the east of the I-75 corridor.

Overnight temperatures look to stay mild with lows in the mid 70s in the urban corridor and along the beaches, with low 70s to upper 60s more likely for points in the interior sections of the state.

On Sunday, it appears we'll stand a better chance for rain, but once again the overwhelming majority of it should arise in the interior ranges of the state. It's possible a few showers or downpours could push toward areas along US 41, but most of the activity should once again fire up toward areas like Moore Haven, Clewiston, Immokalee and La Belle.

Highs on Sunday look quite warm. Temperatures are expected to hit 92 at Fort Myers, 89 at Naples and 92 at Port Charlotte.

A more typical summertime pattern appears slated to consume the forecast into the upcoming work week. That calls for high temperatures in the low 90s with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing mainly in the late afternoon and early evening time frames.

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...


BONITA BEACH MAKES TOP 10-OC-VO


ROB -- THANKS.

ALL NEW TONIGHT --

A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BEACH -- IS NATIONALLY RANKED.

ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS --

BAREFOOT BEACH, IN BONITA SPRINGS, IS RANKED AMONG THE TOP 10-BEACHES IN THE NATION.

ALSO ON THE LIST -- WIGGINS PASS STATE PARK, IN NAPLES -- RANKED 10TH. Return to index of stories...


CLEAN WATER INITIATIVE-trxVOTOPS-OC


THE CLEAN WATER INITIATIVE OF FLORIDA HOSTED A WORKSHOP TODAY.

ACTIVISTS SPENT THE MORNING AT THE ALLIANCE FOR THE ARTS GREEN MARKET, PASSING OUT FLYERS AND TALKING TO THE PUBLIC.

THEIR FOCUS-- SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT WATER PROBLEMS GOING INTO THE RAINY SEASON--LIKE LAKE-O WATER RELEASES.

ACTIVISTS PLAN ON HOLDING ANOTHER WORKSHOP NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SPORTS-2SHOT


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A)-VOTOPS


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SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN

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RANGERS KINGS GAME 2 FINALS-VOTOPS


TWO GAMES IN THE BOOKS IN THE STANLEY CUP FINALS. THE RANGERS TRYING TO EVEN THE SCORE WITH THE KINGS.

BUT FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT GAME. THEY BLEW A TWO-GOAL LEAD.

WE'D GO TO DOUBLE OVERTIME. DUSTIN BROWN. OFF THE REDIRECT. WITH THE GAME-WINNER.

KINGS WIN, 5-4. LEAD THE SERIES, 2-0. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA CHROME TRIPLE CROWN BID-ONCAM


ALMOST EVERY ATHLETE YOU'LL SEE IN THIS SPORTSCAST HADN'T EVEN BEEN BORN YET THE LAST TIME A HORSE WON THE TRIPLE-CROWN.

CALIFORNIA CHROME SEEMED TO HAVE THE MAGIC TO FINALLY END THAT DROUGHT.

THE FOUR-TO-FIVE FAVORITE EARNED THE LOVE OF THE NATION WITH HIS RAGS-TO-RICHES STORY.

BUT COULD CALIFORNIA CHROME WIN THE BELMONT TO WEAR THE CROWN?

HERE'S THE CALL DOWN THE STRETCH. Return to index of stories...


BELMONT STAKES-NATVO


THERE WILL BE NO TRIPLE CROWN THIS YEAR.

TONALIST WINS AT NINE-TO-ONE ODDS. FOLLOWED BY COMMISSIONER. AND MEDAL COUNT.

CALIFORNIA CHROME FINISHED FOURTH.

AND THE COLT'S OWNER, STEVE COBURN, WAS HEATED AFTER THE RACE. DUE TO THE FACT THAT MOST OF THE HORSES IN TODAY'S FIELD DID *NOT* RUN THE PREAKNESS TO REST UP. Return to index of stories...


BELMONT POST-SOTTOPS


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ZACK TILLERY-ONCAM


GROWING UP IN A BASEBALL FAMILY. ZACK TILLERY GREW UP IN COLLIER COUNTY DREAMING OF ONE DAY PLAYING PRO BALL.

AFTER PUTTING UP BIG NUMBERS AT BARRON COLLIER HIGH SCHOOL AND F-G-C-U. TILLERY'S HARD WORK PAID OFF ON SATURDAY. WITH A PHONE CALL THAT WILL CHANGE HIS LIFE FOREVER. Return to index of stories...


TILLERY DRAFTED BY TWINS-VOTOPS


TWINS SCOUT FREDDIE THON WAS ON THE OTHER LINE OF THE PHONE EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. TELLING TILLERY THAT MINNESOTA WOULD DRAFT HIM IF ZACK WAS STILL ON THE BOARD WHEN THE TWINS PICKED AGAIN.

SURE ENOUGH. HE WAS. AND THE TWINS CHOSE TILLERY IN THE 13TH ROUND WITH THE 380TH OVERALL PICK.

TILLERY IS LIKELY TO LEAVE F-G-C-U TO SIGN WITH THE TWINS.

HE CAN PITCH OR PLAY THIRD BASE. AND IS EXCITED TO JOIN AN ORGANIZATION THAT ALREADY EMPLOYS SEVERAL FRIENDS. INCLUDING TILLERY'S BEST FRIEND, KIRBY RETZER, AND FORMER F-G-C-U PLAYERS STEPHEN WICKENS AND BRANDON BIXLER. Return to index of stories...


TILLERY REAX-SOTTOPS


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MATT PEARCE DRAFTED BY CARDINALS-VOTOPS


LATER IN ROUND THIRTEEN. ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE MATT PEARCE WAS SELECTED BY THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WITH THE 405TH OVERALL PICK.

PEARCE PITCHED AT POLK STATE COLLEGE IN LAKELAND FOR TWO SEASONS.

HIS E-R-A IN 20-14 WAS TWO POINT SIX-ONE. Return to index of stories...


LOCALS DRAFTED-CGTOPS


TWO OTHER PLAYERS WITH LOCAL TIES WERE DRAFTED, TOO.

CATCHER DOMINIC BLANCO. WHO JUST GRADUATED FROM GULF COAST HIGH SCHOOL. WAS TAKED BY THE ANGELS IN THE 28TH ROUND.

F-G-C-U RELIEF PITCHER RYAN ATWOOD WAS DRAFTED BY THE PADRES IN THE 30TH ROUND. Return to index of stories...


RAYS MARINERS ZIMMER TRIBUTE-VOTOPS


A DAY FULL OF TRIBUTES FOR THE LATE DON ZIMMER AT THE TROP.

JOE TORRE WITH JIM LEYLAND. GOING TIE-LESS JUST LIKE ZIM LIKED TO DO.

BOTH THE RAYS AND MARINERS WEARING BROOKLYN DODGERS UNIFORMS IN THE FORMER DODGER'S HONOR.

ZIMMER'S FAMILY WAS THERE, TOO. HIS GRANDAUGHTER. THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH.

THE GAME ITSELF. DOMINATED BY THE MARINERS. DUSTIN ACKLEY WITH THE THREE-RUN DOUBLE.

SEATTLE WINS, 7-4. Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE LAKELAND BREAST CANCER AWARENESS-VOTOPS


SPECIAL UNIFORMS WITH PINK NUMBERS AND LETTERING. WORN BY THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE ON BREAST CANCER AWARENESS NIGHT.

ADAM BRETT WALKER. WITH HIS OWN TRIBUTE. TWO-RUN HOMER IN THE FIFTH FOR A 4-1 LEAD.

FORT MYERS TOPS LAKELAND, 4-3.

THE CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS BEAT TAMPA, 4-1. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SEVEN ON SEVEN ON TO INDY-VO IN PLASMA


MEMBERS OF THE CAPE HIGH FOOTBALL TEAM EARNED THE RIGHT TO REPRESENT THEIR SCHOOL IN INDIANAPOLIS LATER THIS SUMMER IN A SEVEN-ON-SEVEN TOURNAMENT.

CAPE TOPPED E-C-S IN SEVEN-ON-SEVEN IN THE FINALS OF THIS WEEKEND'S N-F-L HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CAMP TO ADVANCE TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT. Return to index of stories...


FRENCH OPEN WOMEN'S FINAL-VOTOPS


IT TOOK EVERYTHING SHE HAD. BUT MARIA SHARAPOVA IS NOW A TWO-TIME FRENCH OPEN WINNER. AND FIVE-TIME GRAND SLAM CHAMP.

SHARAPOVA OUTLASTED SIMONA HALEP IN A THRILLINGLY COMPETITIVE THREE-SET FINAL SATURDAY.

SHE TOOK THE FINAL SET, 6-4. LATER CALLING IT THE TOUGHEST GRAND SLAM FINAL SHE'S EVER PLAYED IN.

RAFA NADAL WILL GO FOR HIS NINTH FRENCH TITLE. FACING NOVAK DJOKOVIC SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


ST JUDE CLASSIC ROUND 3-VOTOPS


THE LEADERS STILL HAVE MORE THAN HALF OF ROUND THREE TO FINISH AT THE P-G-A'S ST. JUDE CLASSIC.

BEN CRANE HAS A FOUR-STROKE LEAD AT 13-UNDER.

NORTH FORT MYERS ALUM GEORGE MCNEILL IS TIED FOR 44TH AT EVEN PAR. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS CLOSE-ONCAM


THE HEAT AND SPURS TIP OFF GAME TWO OF THE N-B-A FINALS IN SAN ANTONIO SUNDAY NIGHT.

THE GAME WILL START SOMETIME AFTER EIGHT P-M.

THAT'S SPORTS. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-3SHOT


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