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ANCHOR SUPERS FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL
DIRECTORS PAGE breaking nfm structure fire-trxSS
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP IRAQ VIOLENCE-VO IN PLASMA
GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH IRAQ VIOLENCE-trxPKG
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL IRAQ VIOLENCE-PLASMA
LEE COUNTY FATAL CRASH-trxSS,VOWIPE MEET THE PRESS-OTS, trxVO
LEE COUNTY FATAL CRASH-SOTVO BERGDAHL INVESTIGATION-trxVO
nfm barn fire-TRXsstops LEE COUNTY FATAL CRASH-trxSS, VOWIPE
CAPE SCHOOL VANDALS-EANIBOX, VOFULL LEE COUNTY FATAL CRASH-SOTVO
CAPE SCHOOL VANDALS-SOTVO-OC MANSION BREAK IN UPDATE-OC,SS,OC
MANSION BREAK IN UPDATE-trxSSTOPS-VO-WIPE MANSION BREAK IN UPDATE-PKG
MANSION BREAK IN UPDATE-SOT-SS NAPLES GAS STATION-ONCAM
ANIMAL SERVICES CONFLICT-TC MON VO NAPLES GAS STATION-PKG
ANIMAL SERVICES CONFLICT-PKG NAPLES GAS STATION-TAG
DECISION 2014 OPEN-CLIP DADS SHELL FACTORY-SS
EARLY VOTING CONTINUES-SS, OC, CLIP DADS FREE AT SUNSPLASH-VIDBOXtops
NAPLES GAS STATION-OTS, VOWIPE FORECAST WHAT'S TRENDING-WX ANIBOX
NAPLES GAS STATION-SOTVO BREAK FOUR AT 6:39:30
COLLIER CO MOVIE STUDIO-VO-OC 6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
ESTERO YOUNGER RESIDENTS-OTS, VO-WIPE CROSS TALK-2SHOT
ESTERO YOUNGER RESIDENTS-SOTVO 6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
CAPTAIN'S JACK AIRBOAT TOUR-SS CHIKUNGUNYA SPREADING-trxTC MON VO
DAD'S CRUISE FREE-SSTOPS ESTERO YOUNG CROWD-ONCAM
DADS EDISON & FORD-SSTOPS ESTERO YOUNG CROWD-trxPKG
FORECAST TODAY'S DAYPLANNER-WX ANIBOX PROJECT ORANGE LATEST-OTS, VO
BREAK ONE AT 6:09:30 ESTERO DOG PARK CLOSED TUESDAY -CG
6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP LAKE O TRAIL CLOSED-SSTOPS
CROSS TALK FATHERS DAY-3SHOT, SS(3) FM FIREFIGHTERS CHARITY-VO-WIPE
6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL FM FIREFIGHTERS CHARITY-SOTVO
SPORTS WRAP-PKG HOPE THE DOG UPDATE-VOTOPS-WIPE
CAPE HELICOPTER TRAINING-trxVOTOPS HOPE THE DOG UPDATE-SOTVO
TOSS TO BREAK-1 SHOT TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT
BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30 BREAK FIVE AT 6:49:45
6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP 6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL 6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
RSW CELL PHONE LOT-OTS FATHERS DAY SPENDING-trxVO
monday CHARLOTTE MEETING-CG TOPS AGAVE GRILL FATHERS DAY-CGTOPS
MONDAY VA MEETING -CG TOPS DAD'S FREE AT NAPLES ZOO-VIDBOX
LIZBETH BENAQUISTO KICKOFF-VOWIPE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM-CGTOPS
LIZBETH BENAQUISTO KICKOFF-SOTVO NAPLES BRIDAL EXPO -SSTOPS
OMA TEA PARTY-VOWIPE LICENSE FREE FISHING-VOTOPS
OMA TEA PARTY-SOTVOWIPE TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
FLAG DAY ELKS LODGE-VOTOPSWIPE ts1)NFM STRUCTURE FIRE-SSTOPS
FLAG DAY ELKS LODGE-SOTVO TS2) LEE COUNTY FATAL CRASH-VOTOPS
VETERANS FAIR-VOWIPE TS3) CAPE SCHOOL VANDALS-VOTOPS
VETERANS FAIR-SOTVO TS4) MANSION BREAK IN UPDATE-VOTOPS
TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT TS4) EARLY VOTING CONTINUES-VOTOPS
BREAK THREE AT 6:27:15 FINAL FORECAST-WX GFX
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP mike's fathers day-sstops
GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH 7 AM PREVIEW-2SHOT


ANCHOR SUPERS


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DIRECTORS PAGE


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NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


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GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH


GOOD SUNDAY MORNING --

AND HAPPY FATHER'S DAY.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

AND I'M JIM SPIEWAK.

TONS OF EVENTS HAPPENING TODAY TO CELEBRATE DADS --

SO LET'S GET RIGHT TO WHAT THE DAY HAS IN STORE FOR US --

NBC2'S METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING IS TRACKING YOUR FORECAST -- Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


It's vintage summer weather setting up for this Father's Day across Southwest Florida.

Expect a mainly sunny and dry start to the day, but by the mid to late afternoon, the storms will start popping once again.

While today's storms won't be quite as numerous as yesterday, more of the storms should develop or build closer to the coast by the late afternoon and evening. Rain chances, however, will still be a bit higher for inland areas along and east of I-75.

Temperatures will be a touch warmer today as an easterly wind slows down the progression of the sea breeze. Daytime highs will range from 88-94 degrees with the lowest reading expected along the coast and the hot spots deeper inland.

A few storms will linger through the evening hours until we lose enough heating by 9-10 p.m. for the storms to fade away.

For the upcoming week, our afternoon storm pattern continues, but some slightly drier should keep the storm coverage a bit more isolated Monday and Tuesday. With that said, more of the storms will develop closer to the urban corridor since our sea breeze won't move as far inland.

Rain chances will be a touch higher for the second half of the week as moisture levels increase, but even then, storms will hold off until the afternoon and evening.

Temperatures through the week will top out in the low to mid 90s and cool into the mid 70s at night.

The tropics remain quiet, and no development is expected over the next five days.

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...


LEE COUNTY FATAL CRASH-trxSS,VOWIPE


BREAKING NEW DETAILS ABOUT A FATAL FIERY CRASH OVERNIGHT.

IT HAPPENED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF TREELINE AVENUE AND BA-VARIA ROAD IN FORT MYERS AROUND 10 LAST NIGHT.

THIS MORNING, WE'RE LEARNING ALL THREE PEOPLE INSIDE THE CAR DIED.

POLICE SAY IT WAS A SINGLE CAR CRASH --

YOU CAN SEE THIS PICTURE OF THE CAR IN FLAMES.

THE CAR SKIDDED OFF THE ROAD INTO A UTILITY POLE --

WITHIN MINUTES, THE FRONT OF THE CAR WAS COMPLETELY ENGULFED IN FLAMES.

IT SHUT DOWN THE ROAD FOR HOURS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY FATAL CRASH-SOTVO


Ramy Moussa -- FMPD

8:15:15 "according to the fire department, they stated that the streets were pretty dry when they got here, so speed is possibly a factor, and there are other factors that we'll still be investigating." 8:15:25

POWER WAS CUT TO NEARBY HOMES AS CREWS WORKED TO REMOVE THE CAR.

THE BODIES WERE TRANSPORTED TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICE WHERE AUTOPSIES WILL BE PERFORMED.

NBC 2 IS WORKING TO LEARN THE IDENTITIES OF THOSE INSIDE, AND WILL BRING YOU THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AS WE GET THEM. Return to index of stories...


nfm barn fire-TRXsstops


a STRUCTURE FIRE IN NORTH FORT MYERS is out this morning.

IT HAPPENED ON CASE LANE AND SCARECROW ROAD.

OUR CREW ON SCENE TELLS US IT WAS A BARN USED FOR STORAGE.

SOME PEOPLE LIVE IN A TRAILER NEXT DOOR --

AND HAD TO EVACUATE.

ONLY MINOR DAMAGE TO THE TRAILER.

LUCKILY, NO ONE WAS HURT.

THE FIRE IS OUT -- BUT SMOKE IS STILL SHOWING.

THE FIRE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SCHOOL VANDALS-EANIBOX, VOFULL


TAKE A LOOK AT THESE SURVEILLANCE PICTURES --

CAPE CORAL POLICE SAY -- A GROUP OF TEENS CAUSED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN DAMANGE TO IDA BAKER HIGH SCHOOL.

THEY SAY THE TEENS DAMAGED THREE GOLFCARTS DURING A JOYRIDE.

POLICE THINK THEY GOT IN BY CUTTING HOLES IN THE CHAIN LINK FENCE SURROUNDING THE SCHOOL

THEY CAUSED MORE THAN 2-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF DAMAGE TO THE SCHOOL'S TRACK. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SCHOOL VANDALS-SOTVO-OC


Trish Routte -- Coordinator, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers

3:25:21 "Its going to leave them with serious charges, they're not going to be laughing so hard when they get their mugshots taken." 3:25:38

THIS ISNT THE FIRST TIME TEENS HAVE TAMPERED WITH GOLF CARTS.

A SIMILAR INCIDENT HAPPENED OVER AT SOUTHWEST CAPE CORAL HIGH SCHOOL.

BUT INVESTIGATORS ARE NOT SURE IF THE SAME GROUP WAS INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...


MANSION BREAK IN UPDATE-trxSSTOPS-VO-WIPE


THESE TWO CAPE CORAL MEN ARE ACCUSED OF ADVERTISING A MANSION -- AS A PARTY HOUSE.

BUT THE HOUSE DOESN'T BELONG TO EITHER OF THEM --

IT'S FOR SALE.

GULF SHORE HOME WATCH AND CONCIERGE OWNER DEW CUNNINGHAM SAYS INCIDENTS LIKE THIS HAPPEN AND CAN BE PREVENTED.

HER BUSINESS CHECKS VACANT HOMES BY REQUEST, MAKING SURE EVERYTHING IS MAINTAINED AND NO ONE IS BREAKING IN. Return to index of stories...


MANSION BREAK IN UPDATE-SOT-SS


Dew Cunningham/Owner, Gulf Shore Home Watch & Concierge/06:47:10 "If it's during the day time then neighbors can see if somebody's casing the home and walking around it, and it also prevents somebody hiding behind the shrubbery to get access into your home." 06:47:22

INVESTIGATORS TELL US --

THE DUO WAS ABLE TO GAIN ACCESS THROUGH A BACK WINDOW.

BOTH FACE SEVERAL CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL SERVICES CONFLICT-TC MON VO


THIS MORNING, A CAPE CORAL MAN IS GLAD A MISUNDERSTANDING OVER BUYING A DOG IS CLEARED UP.

HE WENT TO CHANGE THE REGISTRATION, BUT ANIMALE SERVICES TOOK HIS GOOD AWAY FOR A SHORT TIME INSTEAD.

NBC2'S TRENT KELLY HAS MORE -- ON THE DOG DISPUTE. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL SERVICES CONFLICT-PKG


James Mudry 21:20 - 21:23

"I was very surprised, and upset"

When James Mudry brought his dog Kelly into Lee County Animal Services on Saturday, the last thing he expected was to get her taken away.

James Mudry 22:17 - 22:20

"The gentleman had MS and he couldnlt take care of him."

Mudry says he was just trying to do a good deed by adopting the dog after her previous owner could no longer take care of her.

But when he went to Animal Services to change her ownership information.

James Mudry 22:27 - 22:35

"All they said is they had to keep the dog for 5 days because they didnt know if it was stolen or not."

Donna Ward -- Direcor, Lee County Animal Services 13:03 - 13:05

"This is an extremely unique situation."

Because pets are considered property in the state, lee county Animal Services director donna ward tells NBC2 the agency has to make sure the owner is legit.

Donna Ward 13:32 - 13:40

"We need to make sure that we reach out to the original owner that we have on file, to ensure that the animal was given away."

But because the original owner could not be reached, the dog was taken away, even though Mudry had all the previous registration paperwork.

Ward says the dog should not have been taken away, and agreed to give her back after NBC2 got involved.

Donna Ward 14:41 - 14:49

"What we recommend is that you have your pets microchipped, however its even more important that you keep the information accurate and up to date."

NATS "Kellie, what you doing!"

A happy ending, for what could have been a heartbreaking situation.

NATS

TRent Kelly, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


DECISION 2014 OPEN-CLIP


DECISION 2014 OPEN Return to index of stories...


EARLY VOTING CONTINUES-SS, OC, CLIP


EARLY VOTING FOR THE DISTRICT 19 SPECIAL ELECTION IS IN FULL SWING --

REPUBLICAN CURT CLAWSON

DEMOCRAT APRIL FREEMAN

LIBERTARIAN RAY NETHERWOOD --

AND WRITE IN CANDIDATE, TIMOTHY ROSSANO.

THEY'RE ALL VYING FOR FORMER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL'S SEAT --

AFTER HE RESIGNED FOR COCAINE USE, BACK IN JANUARY.

THIS MORNING -- WE HAVE NEW NUMBERS FROM YESTERDAY'S VOTER TURNOUT --

IN COLLIER -- 409 PEOPLE CASTED THEIR BALLOTS EARLY.

IN LEE -- 773 PEOPLE VOTED.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING WHERE YOU CAN VOTE --

HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE -- NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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


NAPLES GAS STATION-OTS, VOWIPE


NBC2 UNCOVERING HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE IN NAPLES SIGNED A PETITION TO KEEP A RACETRAC GAS STATION FROM BEING BUILT IN their BACKYARDS.

MORE THAN 600 PEOPLE ARE AGAINST A 24 PUMP - 24 HOUR FACILITY NEAR FEDERICK STREET.

THEY SAY -- IT'S NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THEIR QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD AND WOULD BRING A LOT MORE TRAFFIC INTO THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES GAS STATION-SOTVO


vern hammett/against racetrac

23:38-48

we're not opposed to development we're not opposed to commercial development it just has to make sense and it has to consider the residential areas directly adjacent to the project.

NBC-2 REACHED OUT TO RACETRAC -- BUT HAVE NOT HEARD BACK. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER CO MOVIE STUDIO-VO-OC


THIS MORNING, WE'RE LEARNING COLLIER COUNTY COULD BE THE NEXT HOT SPOT FOR HOLLYWOOD FILMMAKERS.

SPIRIT OF NAPLES STUDIOS IS SPEARHEADING AN EFFORT TO BUILD A 30 MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE STUDIO.

TODAY - THE STUDIO WILL OPEN A SMALL OFFICE ALONG FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH TO ATTRACT ATTENTION.

ACCORDING TO OUR NEWS GATHERING PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS --

THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO CREATE 300 JOBS, AND IS BACKED BY FILM PRODUCERS AND TOP EXECUTIVES. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO YOUNGER RESIDENTS-OTS, VO-WIPE


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING --

ESTERO LEADERS ARE WORKING TO ATTRACT YOUNG PROFESSIONALS TO LIVE IN THAT AREA.

ONE IDEA IS TO BUILD MORE LUXURY APARTMENTS OR CONDOS IN ESTERO.

THE ESTERO COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY LEADERS ANNOUNCED THEIR GOALS FRIDAY.

THEY TOLD HOMEOWNERS THEY WANT TO HELP NEW BUSINESSES -- LIKE HERTZ --

ATTRACT EMPLOYEES. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO YOUNGER RESIDENTS-SOTVO


3:07:16-3:07:26

Patrick Sweeney/ estero resident

"With the coming of Hertz and with a commitment of a number of other

companies coming into the area, I think it bolds a well for Estero at

large and actually for Lee County as a whole."

ESTERO LEADERS DONT EXPECT THE YOUNGER CROWD TO BE SEASONAL.

MEANTIME --

HOMEOWNERS WILL DECIDE IN NOVEMBER WHETHER TO INCORPORATE ESTERO AS A VILLAGE. Return to index of stories...


CAPTAIN'S JACK AIRBOAT TOUR-SS


LISTEN UP, DADS --

WE'VE GOT SOME SPECIAL DEALS JUST FOR YOU.

YOU CAN GET A FREE AIRBOAT OR SWAMP BUGGY RIDE TODAY AT CAPTAIN JACK'S AIRBOAT TOURS

IT'S THE ULTIMATE EVERGLAES EXPERIENCE.

DADS CAN CHOOSE FROM THREE DIFFERENT TOURS BETWEEN 9AM TO 7PM. Return to index of stories...


DAD'S CRUISE FREE-SSTOPS


DADS CAN ALSO HEAD OUT TO FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE IN PUNTA GORDA FOR A FREE CRUISE.

THE WHOLE FAMILY CAN ENJOY some FISHING OR SIGHTSEEING THROUGH THE ISLANDS.

THERE'S TWO CRUISES THIS MORNING -- STARTING AT 9.

THERE'S MORE IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. Return to index of stories...


DADS EDISON & FORD-SSTOPS


DAD'S GET IN FREE ALL DAY LONG TODAY AT THE EDISON AND FORD WINTER ESTATES.

THE TICKET INCLUDES AN AUDIO TOUR OF THE HISTORIC HOMES, BOTANICAL GARDENS, MUSEUM AND EDISON RESEARCH LAB. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TODAY'S DAYPLANNER-WX ANIBOX


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...


BREAK ONE AT 6:09:30


BREAK ONE AT 6:09:30 Return to index of stories...


6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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CROSS TALK FATHERS DAY-3SHOT, SS(3)


TODAY IS FATHER'S DAY --

SO WE WANTED TO SHARE SOME PICTURES WITH YOU OF US WITH OUR DADS -- Return to index of stories...


6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


It's vintage summer weather setting up for this Father's Day across Southwest Florida.

Expect a mainly sunny and dry start to the day, but by the mid to late afternoon, the storms will start popping once again.

While today's storms won't be quite as numerous as yesterday, more of the storms should develop or build closer to the coast by the late afternoon and evening. Rain chances, however, will still be a bit higher for inland areas along and east of I-75.

Temperatures will be a touch warmer today as an easterly wind slows down the progression of the sea breeze. Daytime highs will range from 88-94 degrees with the lowest reading expected along the coast and the hot spots deeper inland.

A few storms will linger through the evening hours until we lose enough heating by 9-10 p.m. for the storms to fade away.

For the upcoming week, our afternoon storm pattern continues, but some slightly drier should keep the storm coverage a bit more isolated Monday and Tuesday. With that said, more of the storms will develop closer to the urban corridor since our sea breeze won't move as far inland.

Rain chances will be a touch higher for the second half of the week as moisture levels increase, but even then, storms will hold off until the afternoon and evening.

Temperatures through the week will top out in the low to mid 90s and cool into the mid 70s at night.

The tropics remain quiet, and no development is expected over the next five days.

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...


SPORTS WRAP-PKG


ONLY SEVEN GOLFERS HAVE EVER GONE WIRE TO WIRE TO WIN THE U-S OPEN. LEADING AFTER EACH ROUND WITH NO TIES.

MARTIN KAYMER HAS A CHANCE TO JOIN THAT EXCLUSIVE CLUB ON SUNDAY.

NO. HE WASN'T AS DOMINANT IN ROUND THREE AS HE WAS IN THE FIRST TWO ROUNDS. WHEN KAYMER SHOT BACK-TO-BACK 65S.

BUT THE FORMER WORLD NUMBER ONE IS IN A POSITION MOST PLAYERS ONLY DREAM OF.

KAYMER HAD HIS UPS AND DOWNS IN ROUND THREE. BUT CAME UP HUGE ON THE PAR FIVE FIFTH. RIGHT ON THE MARK WITH THIS EAGLE PUTT. MOVING TO GET BACK TO WHERE HE STARTED THE DAY AT 10-UNDER.

A COUPLE OF PLAYERS MADE A MOVE TO GET BACK IN THE MIX. RICKIE FOWLER. ONE OF THEM. LONG BIRDIE AT 10. ONE OF FIVE ON THE DAY TO MOVE RICKIE INTO A TIE FOR SECOND.

KAYMER BOGIED FIVE HOLES. BUT HE FINISHED STRONG. ROLLS IN THE BIRDIE AT 18 TO TAKE A FIVE-SHOT LEAD INTO THE FINAL ROUND.

KAYMER IS ON TOP AT EIGHT UNDER PAR.

FOWLER AND ERIK COMPTON. THE ONLY PLAYERS TO SHOOT UNDER PAR IN ROUND THREE. ARE TIED FOR SECOND.

KAYMER. TRYING TO BECOME THE FIRST GERMAN PLAYER EVER TO WIN THE U-S OPEN.

LAST YEAR. THE MIAMI HEAT STAVED OFF ELIMINATION TWICE IN THE N-B-A FINALS. COMING BACK WITH A PAIR OF HUGE WINS OVER THE SPURS TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP.

BUT BOTH OF THOSE GAMES WERE IN MIAMI.

THIS TIME. THE HEAT WILL NEED TO WIN THREE STRAIGHT. TWO IN SAN ANTONIO. INCLUDING SUNDAY NIGHT'S GAME FIVE.

BIG-TIME MATCHUP BETWEEN ENGLAND AND ITALY ON DAY THREE OF THE WORLD CUP.

WE WERE TIED AT ONE IN THE 50TH MINUTE. OFF THE LONG CROSS. SUPER MARIO BALOTELLI WITH THE HEADER. INTO THE NET. ITALY GETS THE WIN, 2-1.

COLOMBIA BEATS GREECE, 3-NIL.

COSTA RICA UPSETS URUGUAY, 3-1.

AND IVORY COAST TOPS JAPAN, 2-1.

ALVA'S ROSS CHASTAIN. STARTING 17TH IN NASCAR'S NATIONWIDE SERIES RACE AT MICHIGAN.

ROSS HAD A GOOD RUN. FINISHING 12TH.

JOEY LOGANO HAD THE LEAD LATE. BUT THEN BLEW OUT A TIRE WITH FIVE LAPS TO GO.

HE HAD TO PIT.

PAUL MENARD GOES ON TO WIN. IT'S HIS SECOND CAREER NATIONWIDE SERIES VICTORY.

ALL-STAR WEEKEND IS A GREAT PLACE TO SHOWCASE YOUR SKILLS.

AND ADAM BRETT WALKER STEEPED UP TO THE STAGE BIG-TIME TONIGHT.

THE MIRACLE OUTFIELDER. VICTORIOUS THE HOME RUN DERBY AT THE FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME IN IMPRESSIVE FASHION. WITH 35 POINTS IN THE FIRST ROUND. AND 36 IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND TO WIN THE DERBY BY 13 POINTS.

WALKER. ALSO HOMERING IN THE ALL-STAR GAME ITSELF. PUTTING HIS SOUTH TEAM AHEAD IN THE SIXTH INNING.

BUT THE NORTH TEAM RALLIED WITH FOUR IN THE NINTH TO WIN, 6-4.

WALKER WAS THREE-FOR-FIVE. AS WAS STONE CRABS CORNER INFIELDER PATRICK LEONARD.

MIRACLE PITCHER JOSE BERRIOS STARTED THE GAME FOR THE SOUTH AND STRUCK OUT TWO.

THE RED SOX. LOOKING TO MAKE IT THREE STRAIGHT WINS OVER THE TRIBE AT FENWAY.

WHEN THE LIGHTS POP. PAPI POP. DAVID ORTIZ WITH THE R-B-I DOUBLE IN THE FIRST.

BUT THE INDIANS SCORE TWO IN THE SEVENTH. COME BACK TO WIN, 3-2.

THE TWINS. WITH A CHANCE TO PULL WITHIN TWO GAMES OF THE TIGERS FOR FIRST PLACE IN THE A-L CENTRAL.

DETROIT'S THIRD INNING CRUSHED JUST ABOUT ANY HOPE OF THAT. VICTOR MARTINEZ. TWO RUN HOMER. PART OF A SEVEN-RUN FRAME.

TIGERS WIN, 12-9.

AFTER PLAYING 13 INNINGS ON FRIDAY. THE PIRATES AND MARLINS. BACK AT IT THIS AFTERNOON.

ANDREW MCCUTCHEN DIDN'T LOOK TIRED.

THE REIGNING NATIONAL LEAGUE M-V-P. BLASTING THE THREE-RUN HOMER IN THE FOURTH.

PIRATES WIN, 8-6.

HOUSTON BEATS THE RAYS, 7-3

U-C IRVINE BEATS TEXAS, 3-1, IN THE OPENING ROUND OF THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES.

THAT'S YOUR MORNING SPORTS REPORT. WE'LL HAVE MORE SPORTS FOR YOU LATER TONIGHT Return to index of stories...


CAPE HELICOPTER TRAINING-trxVOTOPS


THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT TEAMED UP WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, THE COAST GUARD AND THE U-S ARMY TO TRAIN ON THESE AMAZING HELICOPTERS.

THIS HAPPENED YESTERDAY MORNING NEAR CRYSTAL LAKE.

THAT'S OFF OLD BURNT STORE ROAD AND CALOOSA PARKWAY. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-1 SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE TWOS IS STRAIGHT AHEAD AT 7-22. Return to index of stories...


BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30


BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30 Return to index of stories...


6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


It's vintage summer weather setting up for this Father's Day across Southwest Florida.

Expect a mainly sunny and dry start to the day, but by the mid to late afternoon, the storms will start popping once again.

While today's storms won't be quite as numerous as yesterday, more of the storms should develop or build closer to the coast by the late afternoon and evening. Rain chances, however, will still be a bit higher for inland areas along and east of I-75.

Temperatures will be a touch warmer today as an easterly wind slows down the progression of the sea breeze. Daytime highs will range from 88-94 degrees with the lowest reading expected along the coast and the hot spots deeper inland.

A few storms will linger through the evening hours until we lose enough heating by 9-10 p.m. for the storms to fade away.

For the upcoming week, our afternoon storm pattern continues, but some slightly drier should keep the storm coverage a bit more isolated Monday and Tuesday. With that said, more of the storms will develop closer to the urban corridor since our sea breeze won't move as far inland.

Rain chances will be a touch higher for the second half of the week as moisture levels increase, but even then, storms will hold off until the afternoon and evening.

Temperatures through the week will top out in the low to mid 90s and cool into the mid 70s at night.

The tropics remain quiet, and no development is expected over the next five days.

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...


RSW CELL PHONE LOT-OTS


A BIG CHANGE HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

ON MONDAY, THE CELL PHONE LOT WILL MOVE TO A NEW LOCATION.

THE NEW LOT WILL HAVE TWICE THE CAPACITY OF THE EXISTING ONE.

THERE WILL BE SIGNS POSTED TO HELP YOU WITH THE CHANGES. Return to index of stories...


monday CHARLOTTE MEETING-CG TOPS


LOOKING AHEAD TO A MEETING TOMORROW IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

COMMISSIONER STEPHEN DEUTSCH WANTS TO KNOW WHAT PEOPLE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY THINK ABOUT IMPORTANT ISSUES.

HE'S ASKING PEOPLE TO COME AND SHARE THEIR CONCERNS, GOOD OR BAD.

THE MEETING IS PLANNED FROM 5:30 TO 7 AT THE ADMISTRATION CENTER ON MURDOCK CIRCLE. Return to index of stories...


MONDAY VA MEETING -CG TOPS


ALSO ON MONDAY -- 2 CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS WILL MEET WITH SENIOR OFFICIALS AT THE MIAMI V-A.

CONGRESSWOMAN ILLEANA ROS-LEHTINEN AND CONGRESSMAN MARIO DIAZ-BALART.

THE TWO WILL PRESS THEM ABOUT RECENT ALLEGATIONS AND REPORTS OF MISMANAGEMENT AND ABUSE AT V-A FACILITIES.

42 FACILITIES ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION. RIGHT NOW, NONE OF OUR 3 LOCAL FACILITIES ARE ON THE LIST. Return to index of stories...


LIZBETH BENAQUISTO KICKOFF-VOWIPE


STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO WAS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA YESTERDAY KICKING OFF HER RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN.

DOZENS OF PEOPLE SHOWED UP AT CENTENNIAL PARK TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE REPUBLICAN.

YOU'LL RECALL, BENAQUISTO CHALLENGED CURT CLAWSON FOR RADEL'S VACANT SEAT.

BENACQUISTO SAYS HER RUN FOR THAT OFFICE HASN'T CHANGED HER PLANS FOR TALLAHASSEE. Return to index of stories...


LIZBETH BENAQUISTO KICKOFF-SOTVO


"This race is all about earning the trust of the voters, one person at a time and I will ask for their trust and support and no matter who's in the race, my campaign will be the same way."

THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY IS AUGUST 26TH. Return to index of stories...


OMA TEA PARTY-VOWIPE


IT'S ONLY MID-JUNE, BUT ONE NON-PROFIT IS ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT CHRISTMAS.

OMA'S HEART RAISES MONEY TO BUY CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR FAMILIES IN NEED.

YESTERDAY, THEY HELD A LADIES TEA AND LUNCHEON FUNDRAISER.

THE LADIES ENJOYED TEA, LIVE MUSIC, AND DELICIOUS FOOD.

THIS YEAR'S SPECIAL GUEST --- CAPE CORAL MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI. Return to index of stories...


OMA TEA PARTY-SOTVOWIPE


Marni Sawicki/Cape Coral Mayor/07:01:15 "We're a community of 162,00 people, so we have need

everywhere and sometimes you don't even know that they need it, and so

organizations like this help a lot." 07:01:25

over 200 people

BUTT TO--

Audrey McFalls/Exec. Dir., Oma's Heart/07:03:24"I don't go outside of this area at all to raise money, the money comes from this area and it stays in this area." 07:03:31

LAST YEAR, THE LUNCHEON BROUGHT IN MORE THAN 3-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

ORGANIZERS HOPE TO EXCEED THAT THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


FLAG DAY ELKS LODGE-VOTOPSWIPE


A SPECIAL CEROMONY WAS HELD IN BONITA SPRINGS SATURDAY FOR FLAG DAY.

IT BROUGHT TOGETHER SEVERAL GENERATIONS.

THE BOY SCOUTS HELPED WITH THE EVENT AT THE ORDER OF THE ELKS.

THE CEREMONY DISPLAYED AMERICA'S FLAGS FROM THE REVOLUTION ALL THE WAY UP TO THE FLAG WE SEE TODAY.

TROOP LEADERS SAY IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE YOUNG BOYS TO UNDERSTAND. Return to index of stories...


FLAG DAY ELKS LODGE-SOTVO


having pride instilled in the boys for them to hopefully carry out into the community and spread that pride to others

ANOTHER FLAG DAY CEREMONY TOOK PLACE IN COLLIER COUNTY AT THE MEMORIAL GARDENS. Return to index of stories...


VETERANS FAIR-VOWIPE


HELPING OUR VETS AFTER THEY SERVE OUR COUNTRY --

THAT'S WHAT ONE COMMUNITY DID ON SATURDAY.

HODGES UNIVERSITY HOSTED THE 3RD ANNUAL VETERANS FAIR.

HUNDREDS OF VETS MET WITH MORE THAN FORTY LOCAL BUSINESSES, STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES LOOKING TO HIRE.

VETS TELL US THIS EVENT HELPS WITH THE HARDEST PART OF TRANSITIONING OUT OF SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


VETERANS FAIR-SOTVO


Stefan Autie - Army Veteran

02:53 acclimating to basic civil life. It's definitely a 180 for me when I got out. So it can be a 180. We're not, I wasn't straight up to like the hectic life style, but now I'm more relaxed, going to school and having fun. 03:08

THE EVENT ALSO PROVIDED HEALTHCARE, HOUSING OTHER TRANSITION SERVICES. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT


YOU ARE WATCHING NBC TWO NEWS TODAY.

STRAIGHT AHEAD, YOUR TOP STORIES AND BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT.

PLUS, JASON WILL HAVE AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


BREAK THREE AT 6:27:15


BREAK THREE AT 6:27:15 Return to index of stories...


NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


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GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH


GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE --

GREAT TO SEE YOU THIS SUNDAY MORNING.

I'M JIM SPIEWAK.

AND I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

WE SAW SOME STORMS YESTERDAY --

AND WE COULD SEE A FEW TODAY --

NBC2'S METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING HAS A LOOK AT YOUR FATHER'S DAY FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


It's vintage summer weather setting up for this Father's Day across Southwest Florida.

Expect a mainly sunny and dry start to the day, but by the mid to late afternoon, the storms will start popping once again.

While today's storms won't be quite as numerous as yesterday, more of the storms should develop or build closer to the coast by the late afternoon and evening. Rain chances, however, will still be a bit higher for inland areas along and east of I-75.

Temperatures will be a touch warmer today as an easterly wind slows down the progression of the sea breeze. Daytime highs will range from 88-94 degrees with the lowest reading expected along the coast and the hot spots deeper inland.

A few storms will linger through the evening hours until we lose enough heating by 9-10 p.m. for the storms to fade away.

For the upcoming week, our afternoon storm pattern continues, but some slightly drier should keep the storm coverage a bit more isolated Monday and Tuesday. With that said, more of the storms will develop closer to the urban corridor since our sea breeze won't move as far inland.

Rain chances will be a touch higher for the second half of the week as moisture levels increase, but even then, storms will hold off until the afternoon and evening.

Temperatures through the week will top out in the low to mid 90s and cool into the mid 70s at night.

The tropics remain quiet, and no development is expected over the next five days.

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...


breaking nfm structure fire-trxSS


BREAKING NEWS JUST COMING INTO OUR NEWSROOM --

WE'RE LEARNING FIREFIGHTERS HAVE JUST PUT OUT A STRUCTURE FIRE IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

WE'RE TOLD IT HAPPENED ON CASE LANE AND SCARECROW ROAD AROUND FIVE THIS MORNING.

OUR CREW ON SCENE TELL US THE SCENE IS STILL VERY ACTIVE -- SMOKE IS STILL SHOWING.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE WORKING TO GET MORE DETAILS --

COUNT ON US FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ VIOLENCE-VO IN PLASMA


NBC2 STAYING ON TOP OF THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE VIOLENCE IN IRAQ.

WE DO KNOW PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID THERE WILL BE NO U-S BOOTS ON THE GROUND THERE --

BUT AS THE FIGHTING CONTINUES -- THE PENTAGON HAS MOVED A U-S AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO THE ARABIAN GULF.

OFFICIALS SAY THIS MOVE WILL GIVE THEM MORE OPTIONS TO ASSIST THE OVERWHELMED IRAQI GOVERNMENT.

NBC'S RICHARD ENGEL GIVES US A CLOSER LOOK AT THE VIOLENCE THAT'S CAUSED THOUSANDS TO FLEE IRAQ'S SECOND-LARGEST CITY.

U-S SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ORDERED A U-S AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO THE GULF SATURDAY.

THE U-S-S GEORGE H-W BUSH MOVED FROM THE NORTH ARABIAN SEA TO THE GULF

IN PREPARATION OF A POSSIBLE DECISION BY WASHINGTON TO PURSUE A MILITARY OPTION IN IRAQ.

ON FRIDAY. PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID THERE WOULD BE NO U-S BOOTS ON THE GROUND IN IRAQ.

BUT WITH FIGHTING CONTINUING. THE PENTAGON HAS MOVED A U-S AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO THE ARABIAN GULF. TO OFFER MORE OPTIONS TO ASSIST THE OVERWHELMED IRAQI GOVERNMENT. EVEN AS SUPPORT STATESIDE IS WANING.

OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS, SUNNI MILITANTS HAVE OVERWHELMED A NUMBER OF CITIES IN IRAQ, AND THREATENED THE CAPITAL.

SUNNI MILITANTS CONTINUE TO MARCH ON IN BAGHDAD AFTER SEIZING TWO CITIES IN NORTHERN IRAQ EARLIER THIS WEEK.

VIOLENCE IN THE AREA HAS CAUSED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS TO FLEE IRAQ'S SECOND-LARGEST CITY.

N-B-C'S RICHARD ENGEL HAS the LATEST. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ VIOLENCE-trxPKG


IRAQ'S SECOND BIGGEST CITY, MOSUL, IS NOW UNDER ISLAMIC SHARIA LAW.

MILITANTS FROM THE AL-QAEDA OFFSHOOT ISIS DECREED. WOMEN MUST VEIL.

IT OUTLAWED FREEDOM OF RELIGION.

AND BANNED OTHER ARMED GROUPS FROM ENTERING THE CITY.

MOSUL WAS ONE OF THE FIRST CITIES OCCUPIED BY US TROOPS A DECADE AGO.AMERICAN OFFICIALS SAID DEMOCRACY WOULD THEN SPREAD FROM HERE. NOT THIS.

THE MEN THE UNITED STATES TRAINED TO ASSAULT ISIS. THEY'RE STILL SURRENDERING.

WITH NO ARMY PROTECTION. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS ARE LEAVING MOSUL.

THE MUSAWI FAMILY-ALL 12 OF THEM - WALKED 20 MILES TO ESCAPE MOSUL. NOW THIS TENT IS THEIR HOME.

OMAR BLAMES THE US-BACKED SHIITE PRIME MINISTER MALIKI. SAYING HE ALIENATED ALL SUNNIS IN THE COUNTRY, MADE THEM FEEL SECOND CLASS.

"AID WORKERS AND VOLUNTEERS ARE BUILDING TENTS AS FAST AS THEY CAN. THERE HAS BEEN A MASSIVE WAVE OF PEOPLE FLEEING THEIR HOMES. THE FEAR HERE IS THAT THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING."

KATHY ROBINSON FROM UNHCR SAYS THE DISPLACED -- HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS -- NEED FOOD AND SHELTER.

"Its dusty. its hot. There's nowhere to stay. There's nowhere to go."

BUT THIS CONFLICT MAY HAVE CHANGED.

THE SHIITE MAJORITY AWOKE. IN THE HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, WHERE SHIA ISLAM WAS FORGED IN BATTLE 13 CENTURIES AGO, VOLUNTEERS SIGNED UP FOR A NEW WAR.

SHIITE CLERICS CALLED THE FAITHFUL TO ARMS. AND PROMISED THOSE WHO DIE FIGHTING ISIS A PLACE IN PARADISE. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ VIOLENCE-PLASMA


RICHARD ENGEL WITH THAT REPORT.

WE'RE LEARNING IRAN IS ALSO WILLING TO STEP IN TO HELP --

THE COUNTRY'S PRESIDENT SAID SATURDAY -- IRAN WOULD CONSIDER WORKING WITH THE UNITED STATES TO FIGHT TERRORISM IN IRAQ. Return to index of stories...


MEET THE PRESS-OTS, trxVO


THIS MORNING ON MEET THE PRESS --

HOST DAVID GREGORY WILL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE EVENTS IN IRAQ.

MITT ROMNEY WILL JOIN HIM. THE TWO WILL TALK ABOUT HOW THE U-S CAN HALT THE VIOLENT INSURGENCY IN IRAQ.

PLUS -- THEY'LL TALK ABOUT HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER ERIC CANTOR'S STUNNING LOSS.

YOU CAN CATCH MEET THE PRESS RIGH HERE ON NBC2 AFTER OUR NEWS AT NINE. Return to index of stories...


BERGDAHL INVESTIGATION-trxVO


THIS MORNING, WE'RE UNCOVERING THE U.S. ARMY HAS APPOINTED A TWO-STAR GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE HOW AND WHY SGT. BOWE BERGDAHL LEFT HIS BASE IN AFGHANISTAN.

THAT EVENTUALLY RESULTED IN HIS CAPTURE BY THE TALIBAN.

BERGDAHL SPENT FIVE YEARS IN CAPTIVITY UNTIL HIS RELEASE LAST MONTH.

HE RETURNED TO THE U-S LAST WEEK TO CONTINUE MEDICAL TREATMENT.

BERGDAHL WAS EXCHANGED FOR FIVE TALIBAN PRISONERS BEING HELD AT A U.S. MILITARY DETENTION FACILITY IN GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA.

THE INVESTIGATION IS EXPECTED TO START THIS WEEK, BUT IT'S NOT CLEAR WHEN BERGDAHL WILL UNDERGO FORMAL QUESTIONING. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY FATAL CRASH-trxSS, VOWIPE


NBC2 TRACKING BREAKING NEWS THIS MORNING ABOUT A FATAL FIERY CRASH.

IT HAPPENED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF TREELINE AVENUE AND BAVARIA ROAD IN FORT MYERS AROUND 10 LAST NIGHT.

THIS MORNING, WE'RE LEARNING ALL THREE DIED.

POLICE SAY IT WAS A SINGLE CAR CRASH --

YOU CAN SEE THIS PICTURE OF THE CAR IN FLAMES.

WE'RE TOLD THE CAR SKIDDED OFF THE ROAD INTO A UTILITY POLE --

WITHIN MINUTES, THE FRONT OF THE CAR WAS COMPLETELY ENGULFED IN FLAMES, KILLING THOSE INSIDE.

IT SHUT DOWN THE ROAD FOR HOURS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY FATAL CRASH-SOTVO


Ramy Moussa -- FMPD

8:15:15 "according to the fire department, they stated that the streets were pretty dry when they got here, so speed is possibly a factor, and there are other factors that we'll still be investigating." 8:15:25

POWER WAS CUT TO NEARBY HOMES AS CREWS WORKED TO REMOVE THE CAR.

THE BODIES WERE TAKEN TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICE WHERE AUTOPSIES WILL BE PERFORMED.

NBC 2 IS WORKING TO LEARN THE IDENTITIES OF THOSE INSIDE, AND WILL BRING YOU THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AS WE GET THEM. Return to index of stories...


MANSION BREAK IN UPDATE-OC,SS,OC


THIS MORNING, WE'RE TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT HOW A LUXURY MANSION, UP FOR SALE, TURNED INTO A WILD PARTY HOUSE IN CAPE CORAL

ALL BECAUSE OF A CRAIGSLIST AD.

THESE TWO MEN ARE ACCUSED OF SETTING UP THE WHOLE THING.

NBC2'S BRITTANY WEINER SAT DOWN WITH HOME WATCH COMPANY -- WITH TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP THIS FROM HAPPENING TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


MANSION BREAK IN UPDATE-PKG


IT'S A HOMEOWNERS WORST NIGHTMARE.

Michael Przstanwik/Homeowner/20:30:54 "They broke in through here." 20:30:57

PEOPLE STAYING IN YOUR HOME UNINVITED.

Michael Przstanwik/Homeowner/20:30:45 "They moved a mattress out of the garage and set their little sleeping quarters here." 20:30:49

IT HAPPENED TO A CAPE CORAL HOMEOWNER MICHAEL PRZSTANWIK.

HIS VACANT MILLION DOLLAR HOME IS ADVERTISED FOR SALE ON ENTURY 21.

ON CRAIGSLIST IT WAS ADVERTISED AS A PARTY HOUSE -- BY 26-YEAR-OLD KYLE MOSS WHO APPEARED IN COURT SATURDAY MORNING.

Diane Jones/Neighbor/20:20:11 "It's scary that people leave and there's no one around." 20:20:17

GULF SHORE HOME WATCH AND CONCIERGE OWNER DEW CUNNINGHAM SAYS INCIDENTS LIKE THIS CAN BE PREVENTED.

Opening door nats

HER BUSINESS CHECKS VACANT HOMES BY REQUEST, MAKING SURE EVERYTHING IS MAINTAINED AND NO ONE IS BREAKING IN.

Dew Cunningham/Owner, Gulf Shore Home Watch & Concierge/06:48:38 "One of the homes that I did over in Cape Coral I had to call the police to assist me there because when I opened the front door, when I attempted to open the front door then I heard noise behind the door." 06:48:49

SHE SAYS LIGHTS ON TIMERS HELP DETUR UNWANTED HOUSE GUESTS.

ALSO HAVING SOMEONE MAINTAIN YOUR LAWN, PICK UP YOUR MAIL AND KEEP YOUR WINDOWS VISIBLE.

Dew Cunningham/Owner, Gulf Shore Home Watch & Concierge/06:47:10 "If it's during the day time then neighbors can see if somebody's casing the home and walking around it, and it also prevents somebody hiding behind the shrubbery to get access into your home." 06:47:22

ACCESS MOSS AND 24-YEAR-OLD VINCENT DENILLO WERE ABLE TO GET THROUGH A BACK WINDOW AT THE CAPE CORAL MANSION.

REPORTING IN CAPE CORAL, BRITTANY WEINER NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES GAS STATION-ONCAM


PEOPLE LIVING IN ONE NAPLES COMMUNITY ARE PRETTY UPSET.

IT'S ALL SURROUNDING PLANS FOR A NEW GAS STATION, RIGHT IN THEIR BACKYARDS.

NBC2'S ANDREA HUBBEL FOUND OUT -- HUNDREDS HAVE SIGNED A PETITION TO STOP THE RACETRAC FROM BEING BUILT. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES GAS STATION-PKG


:00-12 Andrea Hubbell

30:30-42

THIS IS THE BIG CHUNK OF LAND UP FOR DISCUSSION WHERE RACETRAC MIGHT BUILD THEIR NEXT GAS STATION. THOSE PLANS AREN'T CONCRETE, BUT AS I TALKED TO NEIGHBORS I LEARNED THEIR DECISION AGAINST THIS PROJECT IS.

Nat -- birds chirps

IN A NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE THE AFTERNOONS ARE QUIET

nat

AND THE DAYS ARE LAZY

nat

ALL 24 HOMEOWNERS ALONG FEDERICK STREET AGREE

23:34-37

it just doesn't make sense for this community

THERE IS NO WAY -- THEY WAN'T TO SEE A GAS STATION BUILT HERE.

18:34-38

immediately we realized this was going to be completely incompatible with our neighborhood.

VERN HAMMET HAS LIVED ALONG THE CITY LIMITS FOR MORE THAN A DECADE.

THE IDEA OF A 24-PUMP - 24 HOUR GAS STATION SITTING ON THIS LOT -- DOESN'T SIT WELL WITH HIM.

19:50-20:00

we're talking about six thousand square feet of retail space along with 24 pumps that's running 24-7, i mean that's just a massive project with just a huge amount of increase of traffic.

gale burton/against racetrac construction

25:30-34

it's going to be a horribly ugly entrance to naples

GALE BURTON HAS LIVED HERE EVEN LONGER.

27:34-36

it's going to go down the hill

GALE SAYS -- SINCE SHE MOVED IN IN 1981 THINGS HAVE CHANGED DRAMATICALLY.

gale burton/against racetrac construction

24:55-25:00

there are still homes back there that are all going to be looking over this big development.

GALE AND MORE THAN 600 OTHERS AGREE.

THESE SIGNATURES -- SHOWING THEY DON'T WANT A RACETRAC GAS STATION HERE EITHER.

FOR MORE THAN ONE REASON.

27:17-23

it will definitely decrease the value of those immediately adjacent to the property.

23:38-48

we're not opposed to development we're not opposed to commercial development it just has to make sense and it has to consider the residential areas directly adjacent to the project. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES GAS STATION-TAG


ANDREA HUBBELL REPORTING.

WE'RE TOLD DECISIONS FOR THE PROJECT WILL BE TALKED ABOUT EARLY THIS FALL. Return to index of stories...


DADS SHELL FACTORY-SS


IF YOU'RE STILL MAKING PLANS FOR FATHER'S DAY --

HEAD OUT TO THE SHELL FACTORY AND NATURE PARK --

THEY'RE OFFERING A FREE ROUND OF GOLF TO DADS.

PLUS THEY'RE HAVINIG A FATHER'S DAY COOK OUT!

DADS WILL EVEN GET A DISCOUNTED MEAL WITH A SPECIAL DISCOUNT AT THE SHELL FACTORY MEN'S STORE.

THE PARK IS OPEN FROM 11 TO 5. Return to index of stories...


DADS FREE AT SUNSPLASH-VIDBOXtops


DADS CAN GET IN FREE TODAY AT SUN SPLASH WATERPARK IN CAPE CORAL

JOIN IN ON DOOR PRIZES WORTH MORE THAN A THOUSAND DOLLARS --

INCLUDING A WEEKEND STAY AT THE DIAMONDHEAD BEACH RESORT -- A 250 GIFT CARD TO BASS PRO SHOPS -- AND MORE!

Hours today 10 - 5. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST WHAT'S TRENDING-WX ANIBOX


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BREAK FOUR AT 6:39:30


BREAK FOUR AT 6:39:30 Return to index of stories...


6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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CROSS TALK-2SHOT


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6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


It's vintage summer weather setting up for this Father's Day across Southwest Florida.

Expect a mainly sunny and dry start to the day, but by the mid to late afternoon, the storms will start popping once again.

While today's storms won't be quite as numerous as yesterday, more of the storms should develop or build closer to the coast by the late afternoon and evening. Rain chances, however, will still be a bit higher for inland areas along and east of I-75.

Temperatures will be a touch warmer today as an easterly wind slows down the progression of the sea breeze. Daytime highs will range from 88-94 degrees with the lowest reading expected along the coast and the hot spots deeper inland.

A few storms will linger through the evening hours until we lose enough heating by 9-10 p.m. for the storms to fade away.

For the upcoming week, our afternoon storm pattern continues, but some slightly drier should keep the storm coverage a bit more isolated Monday and Tuesday. With that said, more of the storms will develop closer to the urban corridor since our sea breeze won't move as far inland.

Rain chances will be a touch higher for the second half of the week as moisture levels increase, but even then, storms will hold off until the afternoon and evening.

Temperatures through the week will top out in the low to mid 90s and cool into the mid 70s at night.

The tropics remain quiet, and no development is expected over the next five days.

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...


CHIKUNGUNYA SPREADING-trxTC MON VO


NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ABOUT THE VIRUS SPREAD BY MOSQUITOES -- CHIKUNGUNYA.

WE'RE LEARNING THE VIRUS IS GROWING ACROSS THE U-S.

HEALTH OFFICIALS IN RHODE ISLAND REPORT TWO CONFIRMED CASES.

IN TENNESSEE, ANOTHER PATIENT TESTED POSITVE FOR THE VIRUS AFTER VISITING THE CARIBBEAN.

THE CHIKUNGUNYA VIRUS CAUSES HIGH FEVERS AND JOINT PAIN, BUT IT'S RARELY FATAL.

THERE IS NO VACCINE AND THE MAIN TREATMENT IS PAIN MEDICATION.

IF YOU REMEMBER, JUST LAST WEEK WE REPORTED TWO CONFIRMED CASES HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ONE IN LEE, THE OTHER IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

A virus that has sickened tens-of-thousands of people in the Caribbean is starting to trickle into the United States. The virus -- chikungunya -- is spread by mosquitoes, and is notable for causing severe joint pain.

Rhode Island health officials report two confirmed cases in their state. They involve people who had traveled to the Dominican Republic, and then returned home last month. And, in Tennessee, another patient tested positive for the virus, after visiting the Caribbean. More cases are suspected, but not yet confirmed. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO YOUNG CROWD-ONCAM


ESTERO LEADERS TELL NBC-2 -- THEY WANT A YOUNGER CROWD IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.

NBC2'S TY RUSSELL -- TOOK A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT'S BEING DONE TO ATTRACT THE NEW CROWD. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO YOUNG CROWD-trxPKG


THIS VACANT LOT IN ESTERO MAY NOT BE EMPTY FOR LONG.

3:07:42-3:07:46

Patrick Sweeney/ estero resident

"I think Estero is going to grow to be a very fine place to live."

PATRICK SWEENEY LIVES AT COCONUT POINT.

IT'S A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN LIVE, EAT, AND SHOP.

3:08:08-3:08:13

Patrick Sweeney/ estero resident

"It is an actual experience where you can enjoy your entire life and

never leave the area."

THE ESTERO COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY LEADERS WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE OF THOSE.

THEY'RE WORKIGN WITH DEVELOPERS ON WAYS TO BUILD MORE BARS, SHOPS, LUXURY APARTMENTS AND CONDOS.

AND THERE IS PLENTY OF SPACE TO BUILD.

2:57:42-2:57:47

Nick Batos/ ESTERO COUNCIL CHAIRMAN

"The community right now is more or less of an older group and we want

a younger group."

NICK BATOS SERVES AS THE COUNCIL'S CHAIR.

HE'S PREPARING FOR 700 HERTZ EMPLOYEES AT THE NEW WORLD HEADQUARTERS AT THE CORNER OF US 41 AND WILLIAMS ROAD.

BATOS HOPES TO SEE MORE BIG NAME COMPANIES ANNOUNCE PLANS TO MOVE.

2:58:18-2:58:26

Nick Batos/ ESTERO COUNCIL CHAIRMAN

"One of the things they want to have to bring employees into the area

is the amenities like their social activities."

BUSINESSES LIKE MARTINELLI'S PIZZERIA IS PACKED DURING SEASON.

BUT GENERAL MANAGER SAYS IT'LL BE NICE TO HAVE PEOPLE STAY YEAR AROUND.

3:08:42-3:08:49

Richard Kahaly/ business manager

"Hopefully we can get more people to stay around here throughout the

year, that way we can do some more business and all the local

businesses can stay alive."

ABOUT 40-THOUSAND PEOPLE LIVE IN ESTERO DURING SEASON.

A LITTLE MORE THAN HALF ARE THERE ALL YEAR.

ESTERO LEADERS DON'T EXPECT THE YOUNGER CROWD TO BE SEASONAL.

IN ESTERO. TY RUSSELL. NBC2 Return to index of stories...


PROJECT ORANGE LATEST-OTS, VO


LOOKING AHEAD TO LATER THIS WEEK --

LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL DISCUSS A DEAL THAT WOULD BRING MORE THAN 120 JOBS --

WITH AN AVERAGE SALARY OF $80-THOUSAND A YEAR.

WE FOUND ONE COMPANY IS EYEING THE AREAS OF BONITA SPRINGS AND FORT MYERS --

BUT THE NAME OF THE COMPANY IS STILL A SECRET.

CLASSIFIED AS "PROJECT ORANGE" - LEE COUNTY IS ONE OF THREE COUNTIES BEING CONSIDERED FOR THE PROJECT.

AFTER SEVERAL SOUR DEALS WITH INCENTIVE MONEY - COMMISSIONERS INSITS THIS TIME AROUND THE COMPANY MUST CREATE THE JOBS BEFORE MONEY IS HANDED OVER. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO DOG PARK CLOSED TUESDAY -CG


A HEADS UP IF YOU PLAN ON TAKING YOUR DOG TO THE ESTERO DOG PARK THIS WEEK.

THE DOG PARK WILL BE CLOSED FOR 3 DAYS STARTING ON TUESDAY.

CREWS ARE MAKING MINOR REPAIRS, AND STABILIZING SOME OF THE WORN OUT AREAS.

THE SITE AT ESTERO COMMUNITY PARK IS EXPECTED TO OPEN ON FRIDAY JUNE 20TH. Return to index of stories...


LAKE O TRAIL CLOSED-SSTOPS


STARTING TOMORROW --

THE TRAILS SURROUNDING LAKE OKEECHOBEE WILL SHUT DOWN --

CREWS ARE MAKING REPAIRS TO THE HERBERT HOOVER DIKE.

YOU CAN SEE THE OUTLINE IN ORANGE.

THE TRAIL WILL STAY CLOSED UNTIL THE FALL. Return to index of stories...


FM FIREFIGHTERS CHARITY-VO-WIPE


FIREFIGHTERS COMING TOGETHER TO FIGHT A DIFFERENT TYPE OF BATTLE -- CANCER.

BILL DAMEWOOD DRIVES A FIRE TRUCK FOR THE FORT MYERS FIRE DEPARTMENT.

HE'S NOW BATTLING COLON CANCER.

LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS GOT TOGETHER SATURDAY TO RAISE MONEY THROUGH A POKER RUN.

IT STARTED ON FORT MYERS BEACH -- AND ENDED IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


FM FIREFIGHTERS CHARITY-SOTVO


2:50:17-2:50:31

Deryck Bjerke/ fort Myers fire firefighter

"We just want to make sure everyone is aware of the situation and they should be getting checked regularly by their physician."

THE PERSON WITH THE BEST POKER HAND WON SOME OF THE MONEY RAISED.

THE REST WENT TO DAMEWOOD. Return to index of stories...


HOPE THE DOG UPDATE-VOTOPS-WIPE


REMEMBER HOPE?

THE ARCADIA DOG -- SET ON FIRE BY HER OWNER?

WELL-- AS YOU CAN TELL-- SHE'S ON THE MEND.

SHE GOT A LOT OF ATTENTION AT A PET SMART IN NAPLES SATURDAY.

THAT'S WHERE HER NEW OWNER BROUGHT HER TO SHOW OFF FOR MANY OF HER SUPPORTER -- AND PEOPLE WHO SAY THE PUPPY HAS BEEN AN INSPIRATION FOR THEM. Return to index of stories...


HOPE THE DOG UPDATE-SOTVO


and as I followed her on facebook all i could think about was if she could do it, i could do it too.

So she definitely has been my hope.

She is an inspiration to us and to many people out there.

HOPE'S OWNER SAYS SHE'S VERY HEALTHY.

ONLY ONE MORE MONTH UNTIL SHE WILL BE BANDAGE FREE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE TWOS IS STRAIGHT AHEAD AT 7-52. Return to index of stories...


BREAK FIVE AT 6:49:45


BREAK FIVE AT 6:49:45 Return to index of stories...


6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


It's vintage summer weather setting up for this Father's Day across Southwest Florida.

Expect a mainly sunny and dry start to the day, but by the mid to late afternoon, the storms will start popping once again.

While today's storms won't be quite as numerous as yesterday, more of the storms should develop or build closer to the coast by the late afternoon and evening. Rain chances, however, will still be a bit higher for inland areas along and east of I-75.

Temperatures will be a touch warmer today as an easterly wind slows down the progression of the sea breeze. Daytime highs will range from 88-94 degrees with the lowest reading expected along the coast and the hot spots deeper inland.

A few storms will linger through the evening hours until we lose enough heating by 9-10 p.m. for the storms to fade away.

For the upcoming week, our afternoon storm pattern continues, but some slightly drier should keep the storm coverage a bit more isolated Monday and Tuesday. With that said, more of the storms will develop closer to the urban corridor since our sea breeze won't move as far inland.

Rain chances will be a touch higher for the second half of the week as moisture levels increase, but even then, storms will hold off until the afternoon and evening.

Temperatures through the week will top out in the low to mid 90s and cool into the mid 70s at night.

The tropics remain quiet, and no development is expected over the next five days.

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...


FATHERS DAY SPENDING-trxVO


DID YOU SPEND MORE ON MOM THAN DAD THIS HOLIDAY?

THAT COULD EXPLAIN WHY FATHER'S DAY IS ACTUALLY THE SMALLEST OF ALL THE AMERICAN GIFT-GIVING HOLIDAYS.

THE NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION SAYS THE AVERAGE PERSON WILL SPEND ABOUT $113 BUCKS ON GIFTS FOR DAD THIS FATHER'S DAY.

THAT'S DOWN SLIGHTLY FROM LAST YEAR.

FOR MOTHER'S DAY, AMERICANS WERE PREDICTED TO SPEND AN AVERAGE OF $162 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


AGAVE GRILL FATHERS DAY-CGTOPS


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A RESTAURANT DEAL FOR DAD TODAY --

HEAD TO AGAVE BAR AND GRILL IN NAPLES --

THEY'RE HAVING A FATHER'S DAY COOKOUT.

IT'S 20 PER PERSON --

KIDS THROUGH AGE 12 ARE 12 BUCKS.

THE COOKOUT IS FROM NOON TO FOUR.

YOU'LL FIND BURGERS, CIDER BRATS, CHILI-RUBBED BEEF SKEWERS AND MORE! Return to index of stories...


DAD'S FREE AT NAPLES ZOO-VIDBOX


DADS GET IN FREE TODAY AT THE NAPLES ZOO --

JUST BRING SOME OLD COLOGNE.

ZOOKEEPERS WILL USE IT TO GIVE ANIMALS NEW SCENTS TO ENJOY.

IF YO DON'T HAVE OLD COLOGNE -- JUST PRINT AN ONLINE COUPON -- YOU GET FREE ADMISSION IF YOU BUY A CHILD'S TICKET. Return to index of stories...


HOLOCAUST MUSEUM-CGTOPS


THERE'S A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

"HOLLYWOOD'S WHO'S WHO IN WORLD WAR 2."

IT EXPLORES THE WARTIME CONTRIBUTIONS OF FAMOUS PERSONALITIES IN ENTERTAINMENT.

TICKETS ARE $10 FOR ADULTS AND $5 FOR STUDENTS.

THE EXHIBIT IS ON DISPLAY NOW THROUGH AUGUST 16TH.

TODAY'S HOUR -- 1 - 4. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BRIDAL EXPO -SSTOPS


IF YOU ARE PLANNING A WEDDING, YOUR IN LUCK! THERE IS A BRIDAL EXPO TODAY IN NAPLES.

YOU'LL FIND EVERYTHING FROM DRESSES, TO FLOWERS, PHOTOGRAHPERS, CATERORS, VENUES AND MORE.

IT'S FROM 1-4 AT THE NAPLES HILTON. BRIDES GET IN FOR FREE. TICKETS FOR EVERYONE ARE 5 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


LICENSE FREE FISHING-VOTOPS


TODAY'S YOUR LAST DAY TO GET IN ON SOME **FRESH WATER FISHING.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A LICENSE --

YOU CAN CATCH YOU SHARE OF FISH --

SIZE AND LIMIT RESTRICTIONS ARE STILL IN PLACE THOUGH. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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ts1)NFM STRUCTURE FIRE-SSTOPS


a STRUCTURE FIRE IN NORTH FORT MYERS is out this morning.

IT HAPPENED ON CASE LANE AND SCARECROW ROAD.

OUR CREW ON SCENE TELLS US IT WAS A BARN USED FOR STORAGE.

SOME PEOPLE LIVE IN A TRAILER NEXT DOOR --

AND HAD TO EVACUATE.

ONLY MINOR DAMAGE TO THE TRAILER.

LUCKILY, NO ONE WAS HURT.

SMOKE IS STILL SHOWING.

THE cause of the FIRE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


TS2) LEE COUNTY FATAL CRASH-VOTOPS


THREE PEOPLE ARE DEAD THIS MORNING AFTER A FIERY CRASH IN FORT MYERS.

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT AROUND 10 ON TREELINE AVENUE AND BA-VARIA ROAD.

POLICE SAY IT WAS A SINGLE CAR CRASH --

THEY TELL US THE CAR SKIDDED OFF THE ROAD AND CRASHED INTO A UTILTY POLE --

THE BODIES WERE TRANSPORTED TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICE WHERE AUTOPSIES WILL BE PERFORMED. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CAPE SCHOOL VANDALS-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THESE SURVEILLANCE PICTURES --

CAPE CORAL POLICE SAY -- A GROUP OF TEENS CAUSED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGE TO IDA BAKER HIGH SCHOOL.

THEY SAY THE TEENS DAMAGED THREE GOLFCARTS DURING A JOYRIDE.

POLICE THINK THEY GOT IN BY CUTTING HOLES IN THE CHAIN LINK FENCE SURROUNDING THE SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


TS4) MANSION BREAK IN UPDATE-VOTOPS


NEW DETAILS ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR HOME SAFE --

AFTER A A DUO TOOK OVER A VACANT CAPE CORAL MANSION TO PARTY.

EXPERTS SAY THIS CAN BE PREVENTED.

SHE SAYS LIGHTS ON TIMERS HELP DETER UNWANTED HOUSE GUESTS.

ALSO HAVING SOMEONE MAINTAIN YOUR LAWN, PICK UP YOUR MAIL AND KEEP YOUR WINDOWS VISIBLE.

THE OWNER OF GULF SHORE HOME WATCH AND CONCIERGE HAS NOW TOLD ABC-7 HER BUSINESS CHECKS VACANT HOMES BY REQUEST.

TO DETER UNWANTED GUESTS-- SHE RECOMMENDS HOMEOWNERS HAVE LIGHTS ON TIMERS-- AND KEEP LAWNS MAINTAINED. Return to index of stories...


TS4) EARLY VOTING CONTINUES-VOTOPS


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FINAL FORECAST-WX GFX


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