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DIRECTORS PAGE POLICE SUMMER CAMP-SOTVO
HLA missing kids 911 folo-TRX-VO TEASE ONE-2SHOT
HLB comcast new jobs-TRX-VO TZ1 A) WORLD CUP-NATSVO
HLC world cup-TRX-VO TZ1 B) BOWMAN BEACH-VOTOPS
5PM OPEN-CLIP TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
TOSS TO DANIELLE-SOTVO, SS (2) LIVE-PLASMA MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
MISSING KIDS 911 FOLO-REM-LIVE SPOT THE SPACE STATION-trx VOTOPS
MISSING KIDS 911 FOLO-PKG ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
MISSING KIDS 911 FOLO-REM-LIVE FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
SEX TRAFFICKING ARREST-SS TOSS TO GEORGE-O-AniBX, VO
SHOTS FIRED AT HOUSE-VO-WIPE USA VS. GERMANY WORLD CUP-TC MON
SHOTS FIRED AT HOUSE-SOTVO USA VS. GERMANY WORLD CUP-PKG
TOSS TO NICK-OC USA VS. GERMANY WORLD CUP-TC MON
COMCAST NEW JOBS-BUBBA NFL CONCUSSION SETTLEMENT-VO-WIPE
COMCAST NEW JOBS-PKG NFL CONCUSSION SETTLEMENT-SOTVO
COMCAST NEW JOBS-BUBBA-BNR BLACK BEAR MEETING-VIDBX
CHICOS SHAREHOLDER MTG-VO BOWMAN BEACH SUPERSTAR-VO-BNR
DEP WATER TESTING-SS, OC TEASE TWO-2SHOT
ESTATE SALE ARREST-trx SS, VO TZ2 A) WARM MINERAL SPRINGS-VO
SR 82 HEAD ON CRASH-VO TZ2 B) pedestrian safety-VO
PLANS TO WIDEN SR 82-OC BREAK TWO
TOSS TO LISA-trx OC WARM MINERAL SPRINGS-trx SOTVO, VOPLASMA
NEW CHARITY LAWS-TC MON CG REVEAL WARM MINERAL SPRINGS-BNR-PKG
NEW CHARITY LAWS-VO-WIPE WARM MINERAL SPRINGS-OC
NEW CHARITY LAWS-SOT NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
NEW CHARITY LAWS-TC MON-BNR A) DCF INVESTIGATING 2 YEAR OLD'S DEATH-SS WIPE
DCF $7 MILLION BONUS-OC B) NANCY GRACE TELLS DAD SON IS FOUND-VOTOPS
POLICE SUMMER CAMP-VO-WIPE  


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HLA missing kids 911 folo-TRX-VO


A 911 CALL FOR HELP AND A CLAIM OF FAKE NAMES FOR THE PARENTS ACCUSED OF SLEEPING WHILE THEIR TWO AND THREE YEAR OLD CHILDREN WANDERED FOR HOURS THROUGH THE WOODS.

NBC2 IS LIVE WITH NEW INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


HLB comcast new jobs-TRX-VO


A MAJOR COMPANY IS BRINGING 220 NEW JOBS TO LEE COUNTY BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

AND THERE'S A DOUBLE BONUS.

THESE ARE WORKERS WHO MAY HELP YOU OUT OF A JAM. Return to index of stories...


HLC world cup-TRX-VO


TEAM USA DEFIES THE ODDS AND CONTINUES ON THE PATH TO MAKE HISTORY --

AS THE COUNTRY GETS A BIG TIME CASE OF WORLD CUP FEVER, NBC2 SHOWS YOU HOW IT'S INSPIRING A NEW CROP OF POTENTIAL SOCCER STARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


5PM OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO DANIELLE-SOTVO, SS (2) LIVE-PLASMA


"I woke up the door was wide open and I can't find them anywhere.

I looked everywhere.

TONIGHT -- FOR THE FIRST TIME -- WE'RE HEARING THE 9-1-1 CALL FROM RACHEL DAVIS -- MOMENTS AFTER SHE REALIZED HER CHILDREN WERE MISSING.

3-YEAR OLD INNOCENCE DAVIS AND 2-YEAR OLD CASPIAN THOMAS DISAPPEARED FROM THE ESTERO MOBILE HOME TUESDAY AFTERNOON --

WHILE THEIR PARENTS WERE SLEEPING.

SEVERAL HOURS LATER -- AFTER A MASSIVE SERACH -- THE CHILDREN WERE FOUND.

THE KIDS ARE NOW IN FOSTER CARE.

THEIR PARENTS ARE IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL -- FACING NEGLECT CHARGES.

NBC 2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE COVERED WAGON MOBILE HOME

PARK WITH NEW DETAILS ON THE CHILLING CALL.

DANIELLE? Return to index of stories...


MISSING KIDS 911 FOLO-REM-LIVE


THAT CALL LAUNCHED A NEARLY 10 HOUR SEARCH.

TONIGHT WE HEAR FROM RACHEL DAVIS HERSELF. ON WHAT SHE SAYS HAPPENED,

WHEN SHE REALIZED HER CHILDREN WERE GONE. Return to index of stories...


MISSING KIDS 911 FOLO-PKG


1:09

VOICE OF RACHEL DAVIS

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THAT CALL LAUNCHED A NEARLY 10 HOUR SEARCH.

TONIGHT WE HEAR FROM RACHEL DAVIS HERSELF. ON WHAT SHE SAYS HAPPENED,

WHEN SHE REALIZED HER CHILDREN WERE GONE.

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"911 what is your emergency?"

"yes, yes mam. My two toddlers have gone missing."

RACHEL DAVIS IN PANIC MODE--

GASPING FOR AIR AND COUGHING AS SHE BREAKS DOWN EXPLAINING HER

CHILDREN ARE NOWHERE TO BE FOUND.

"I woke up the door was wide open and I can't find them anywhere.

I looked everywhere."

"Ok, so it's been an hour since you actually laid down and.

"Laid eyes on them. Yes mam."

SHE EXPLAINED THE FATHER-- WE NOW KNOW IS 'COLE THOMAS'--WAS WITH HER

LOOKING FOR THEIR TWO AND THREE YEAR OLD.

"Me and him, the whole neighborhood and managers and everybody has

been looking. We've knocked on every door we could think of we could

knock on. No body has seen them and there's several registered sex

offenders in the neighborhood."

FOUR MINUTES FROME WHEN SHE MADE THE CALL, SHE SEES A LAW ENFORCEMENT

OFFICER ARRIVE.

"Here he comes."

"The deputy?"

"Yes, mam."

THE FIRST OF WHAT WOULD EVOLVE INTO NEARLY 100 LAW ENFORCEMENT

OFFICERS IN A DESPERATE AND EXTENSIVE SEARCH.

BUT ONE THAT ENDED WITH INNOCENCE AND CASPAIN SAFE AND UNHARMED AND

THEIR PARENTS BEHIND BARS, Return to index of stories...


MISSING KIDS 911 FOLO-REM-LIVE


RACHEL DAVIS AND COLE THOMAS REMAIN IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL TONIGHT,

UNABLE TO MAKE BOND.

NEXT AT 6. WE DID DEEPER INTO WHERE THE PARENTS WILL RETURN WHEN THEY

GET OUT AND WHAT WE FOUND IN THEIR RENT AGREEMENT.

LIVE IN ESTERO, DANIELLE KOLENIAK NBC2 Return to index of stories...


SEX TRAFFICKING ARREST-SS


A FORMER CAPE CORAL MAN ADMITTED -- HE ORGANIZED A SEX TOURISM BUSINESS -- SO PEOPLE COULD HAVE SEX WITH YOUNG GIRLS IN ECUADOR.

FEDERAL AGENTS BUSTED PATRICK MINGA -- AFTER HE POSTED AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST -- SAYING HE'D ARRANGE TRAVEL, A PLACE TO STAY AND UNLIMITED ACCESS TO CHILDREN.

MINGA FACES UP TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON.

HE'LL BE SENTENCED IN NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


SHOTS FIRED AT HOUSE-VO-WIPE


AN EAST NAPLES MOM AND HER 3-YEAR OLD SON WERE NEARLY SHOT -- WHILE WATCHING TV.

THE DRIVE-BY SHOOTING HAPPENED LAST NIGHT ON GULFSTREAM DRIVE.

THE WOMAN HEARD WHAT SOUNDED LIKE TWO GUNSHOTS --

THEN, THE SLIDING GLASS DOOR SHATTERED.

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES FOUND A BULLET HOLE IN THE DOOR --

ANOTHER IN THE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER --

AND IN THE COUCH.

NEIGHBORS HEARD THE COMMOTION. Return to index of stories...


SHOTS FIRED AT HOUSE-SOTVO


NO SUPER -- TOO QUICK

Susan Morse, Lakewood Community resident

"It sounded like firecrackers and then you heard a car take off."

Upstairs Neighbor

"No it was not random. I do not believe it was random."

BOTH THE MOTHER AND SON ARE OKAY.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS RIGHT NOW -- IT DOES NOT HAVE ANY SUSPECTS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO NICK-OC


A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FROM COMCAST TODAY --

THE CABLE AND INTERNET PROVIDER WILL BRING MORE THAN 200 NEW JOBS TO LEE COUNTY BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

NBC2'S NICK CILETTI DID SOME CHECKING TO FIND OUT WHAT KIND OF JOBS THEY ARE.

HE JOINS US LIVE IN THE STUDIO.

NICK? Return to index of stories...


COMCAST NEW JOBS-BUBBA


CHANCES ARE -- YOU'VE HAD TO CALL YOUR CABLE COMPANY TO COMPLAIN BEFORE -- AND I'M WILLING TO BET YOU WERE ON HOLD -- FOR A LONG TIME.

COMCAST SAYS THEY'RE TRYING TO CREATE A "ONE-STOP SHOP" PHONE SYSTEM -- ONE THAT'S QUICKER AND MORE EFFICIENT.

ONE WHERE WHATEVER KIND OF PROBLEM YOU HAVE -- ONE PERSON CAN NOT ONLY TALK YOU THROUGH YOUR PROBLEM --

BUT ALSO SOLVE IT. Return to index of stories...


COMCAST NEW JOBS-PKG


NATS --

THESE GOLFERS AT THE COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB ARE COOLING OFF AS THE WORLD CUP HEATS UP ON T-V.

go USA obviously

THE COUNTRY CLUB GETS ITS CABLE FROM COMCAST - IT'S WHAT THE CABLE GIANT WOULD CONSIDER A "BULK" COMMUNITY WHERE SERVICES ARE INCLUDED IN THE HOAS.

THE GUYS HERE TELL ME SERVICE IS GOOD NOW - BUT BEFORE - IT WAS LOVE-HATE AT BEST.

I thought about getting a satellite dish

COMCAST KNEW THERE WAS AN ISSUE - AND SO NOW - THE COMPANY IS ANNOUNCING PLANS TO EXPAND ITS SPECIALITY CALL CENTER -- ALL WHILE ADDING MORE THAN 200 JOBS.

in most experiences, you get transferred around, but this is really going to be a one-stop-shop. It will be much better for the customer experience overall

COMCAST SAYS THAT'S BECAUSE OF EMPLOYEES LIKE MAGGIE LITTLE.

SHE HAD TO GO THROUGH AN ADDITIONAL 8 WEEKS OF TRAINING AFTER WORKING AT THE COMPANY FOR SEVERAL YEARS JUST TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE THE VARIETY OF CALLS SHE GETS - WORKING IN WHAT'S KNOWN AS A "CENTER OF EXCELENCE."

now we've been retrained on everything from A-Z. A customer calls in, you take care of them in one phone call

NATS.

COMCAST CUSTOMERS AT THE COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB HAVE CALLED INTO THAT SPECIAL CENTER SINCE LAST SUMMER.

AND THEY ADMIT - THEY NOTICE A DIFFERENCE.

when I do have to call into the call center, I get a solution to my problem within five minutes. Return to index of stories...


COMCAST NEW JOBS-BUBBA-BNR


I ASKED THE COMPANY TODAY IF IT PLANS TO ALLOW OTHER CUSTOMERS WHO DON'T LIVE IN THOSE "BULK" COMMUNITIES TO ONE DAY HAVE ACCESS TO THESE SPECIALITY CALL CENTERS.

I WAS TOLD THAT IF ALL GOES WELL WITH THIS EXPANSION -- THE COMPANY WOULD LIKE TO EXPAND THE SERVICE.

NOW -- IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN ONE OF THESE 220 JOBS -- HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE.

WE'VE POSTED THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO APPLY UNDER NEWSLINKS.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO.NICK CILETTI.NBC2 Return to index of stories...


CHICOS SHAREHOLDER MTG-VO


CHICOS SHAREHOLDERS HELD THEIR ANNUAL MEETING TODAY IN FORT MYERS.

RIGHT NOW -- NBC 2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT -- IF THEY VOTED TO TAKE THE COMPANY PRIVATE.

CHICO'S DECLINED TO COMMENT.

BUT A FEW WEEKS AGO -- THE FINANCIAL TIMES REPORTED THE RETAIL GIANT WAS IN THE EARLY STAGE OF NEGOTIATIONS.

ANALYSTS SAY IF CHICO'S DOES GO PRIVATE -- IT COULD MEAN BIG MONEY FOR ANYONE OWNING STOCK. Return to index of stories...


DEP WATER TESTING-SS, OC


STATE INSPECTORS ARE BACK AT THE SITE OF A CONTROVERSIAL OIL DRILLING SITE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICIALS ARE TESTING GROUNDWATER AT A SITE SOUTH OF LAKE TRAFFORD.

THE TESTING COMES AFTER THE DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY WAS FINED FOR A DRILLING TECHNIQUE SIMILAR TO FRACKING.

OFFICIALS ARE MAKING SURE THE WATER IS SAFE.

RESULTS COULD BE READY IN ONE WEEK. Return to index of stories...


ESTATE SALE ARREST-trx SS, VO


TWO BUSINESS PARTNERS -- ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM THE FAMILIES OF DEAD PEOPLE -- ARE OUT OF JAIL.

CHARLOTTE BRADEN AND JIM MCPARTLAND POSTED BOND -- SHORTLY AFTER THEY WERE ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF FRAUD AND GRAND THEFT.

THE TWO ARE ACCUSED OF USING STERLING ESTATE SALES, TO STEAL HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FROM AT LEAST A DOZEN PEOPLE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY BRADEN WOULD TAKE THEIR BELONGINGS AND SELL THEM AS HER OWN --

AND NEVER GIVE THE VICTIM'S FAMILIES A DIME. Return to index of stories...


SR 82 HEAD ON CRASH-VO


TWO DRIVERS ARE RECOVERING AFTER A HEAD-ON CRASH IN LEHIGH ACRES.

IT HAPPENED ON STATE ROAD 82 AROUND 11-30 LAST NIGHT.

THE MINI VAN AND CAR SLAMMED INTO EACH OTHER BETWEEN ALABAMA ROAD AND SUNSHINE BOULEVARD. Return to index of stories...


PLANS TO WIDEN SR 82-OC


DRIVERS HAVE LONG COMPLAINED ABOUT SAFETY ON STATE ROAD 82.

THE STATE IS BUYING UP LAND TO WIDEN THE ROAD TO 4 LANES -- AND THEN, EVENTUALLY 6.

BIDDING ON THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN 20-18. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LISA-trx OC


A NEW LAW TAKES EFFECT NEXT WEEK TO REGULATE CHARITIES IN FLORIDA.

YOU'LL BE ABLE TO GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT CHARITIES ARE DOING WITH THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS -- ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT RAISE LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY.

NBC 2 ANCHOR LISA SPOONER JOINS US LIVE IN STUDIO TO BREAK DOWN THE CHANGES. Return to index of stories...


NEW CHARITY LAWS-TC MON CG REVEAL


KELLIE. AMONG THE BIGGEST CHANGES. CHARITIES HAVE TO BE MORE TRANSPARENT ABOUT THE MONEY THEY COLLECT --

CONVICTED FELONS ARE BANNED FROM RAISING MONEY FOR CHARITY.

AND GROUPS THAT BROKE LAWS IN *OTHER STATES WILL BE BANNED IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


NEW CHARITY LAWS-VO-WIPE


THE TAMPA BAY TIMES AND THE CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING RANKED THE WORST CHARITIES.

FLORIDA HAD 11 OF THE TOP 50 -- AND THE WORST WAS "KIDS WISH NETWORK."

YOU MAY REMEMBER. LAST YEAR. THE NBC 2 INVESTIGATORS FOUND "KIDS WISH" RAISED 25 *MILLION DOLLARS IN THE NAME OF SICK AND DYING CHILDREN IN 20-12.

BUT ONLY 239-THOUSAND DOLLARS. OR 3-CENTS OF EVERY DOLLAR. ACTUALLY WENT TO THEM.

OFFICIALS SAY IT'S IMPORTANT FOR FLORIDIANS TO KNOW THAT WHEN THEY GIVE MONEY TO A CHARITY. IT'S BEING SPENT PROPERLY. Return to index of stories...


NEW CHARITY LAWS-SOT


Erin Gillespie, Florida Department of Agriculture

"Fortunately here in Florida, we have many reputable charities that are doing really good work, working with kids and veterans, but there are charitable organizations that purport to be working with victims, who really are just taking the money for themselves." Return to index of stories...


NEW CHARITY LAWS-TC MON-BNR


THE NEW LAW COMES ON THE HEELS OF THE "ALLIED VETERANS OF THE WORLD" SCANDAL FROM 2013. WHICH LED TO THE RESIGNATION OF FORMER LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR JENNIFER CARROLL.

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT FLORIDA CHARITIES AND THE NEW LAW -- GO TO OUR WEBSITE, NBC DASH-TWO DOT-COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS.

KELLIE -- Return to index of stories...


DCF $7 MILLION BONUS-OC


FOR THE 7TH STRAIGHT YEAR -- THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IS BEING RECOGNIZED FOR EFFICENCY BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

THE U-S-D-A AWARDED THE STATE 7-MILLION DOLLARS TODAY FOR ITS ACCURACY IN PROCESSING FOOD ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS.

FLORIDA'S MISTAKE RATE IS THE 2ND LOWEST IN THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


POLICE SUMMER CAMP-VO-WIPE


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POLICE SUMMER CAMP-SOTVO


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TEASE ONE-2SHOT


TEAM U-S-A LOST TO GERMANY TODAY IN WORLD CUP SOCCER --

BUT ALL IS NOT LOST. YET

Nats of cheers

NBC 2 TAKES A CLOSER LOOK INSIDE WORLD CUP FEVER HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

AND WHAT'S NEXT FOR TEAM U-S-A.

PLUS -- SUPERSTAR STATUS!

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHICH LEE COUNTY BEACH WAS JUST NAMED ONE OF THE CLEANEST IN THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) WORLD CUP-NATSVO


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TZ1 B) BOWMAN BEACH-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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SPOT THE SPACE STATION-trx VOTOPS


IF YOU LOOK INTO THE SKY TONIGHT -- YOU MAY BE ABLE TO SEE THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION.

IT'S EXPECTED TO PASS OVER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- JUST BEFORE 9 O'CLOCK.

LOOK TO THE NORTHWEST.

BUT YOU'LL ONLY BE ABLE TO SEE IT FOR ABOUT 4 MINUTES.

RIGHT NOW -- 6 MEN ARE LIVING AT THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION -- INCLUDING TWO AMERICANS. Return to index of stories...


ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

STORM CHANCES CONTINUE

It was yet another yet hot and humid day across Southwest Florida Thursday, with temps soaring into the mid 90s. Scattered storms will continue to develop this evening and some could impact the Urban Corridor, as temps only fall into the 80s. Expect another very humid overnight, with lows in the mid 70s.

More storm chances are ahead for Friday. It will again be a warm day, but better coverage of showers and storms is expected in the afternoon. Highs on Friday will push into the low 90s.

The weekend will also feature rain and storm chances. Partly cloudy skies are expected in the morning time frame, with PM showers and storms developing. Highs both weekend days will be in the low 90s.

More moisture looks to enter the area to start next week. Rain and storms chances will likely increase each afternoon Monday & Tuesday, with temps in the low 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still quiet in the tropics, including the Gulf, Caribbean and the open waters of the Atlantic. There is some indication that a weak system could try to develop early next week near the Southeastern U.S., but that is highly uncertain. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-O-AniBX, VO


WORLD CUP FEVER IS SPREADING!

FANS GATHERED AROUND THEIR TV'S THIS AFTERNOON TO WATCH TEAM USA.

THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE PICTURES VIEWERS POSTED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

DESPITE A LOSS TO GERMANY TODAY -- TEAM U-S-A ADVANCED TO THE NEXT ROUND.

NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS WAS AT THE TILTED KILT THIS AFTERNOON FOR ALL THE

EXCITEMENT. Return to index of stories...


USA VS. GERMANY WORLD CUP-TC MON


WITHOUT A DOUBT SOCCER IS HERE TO STAY --

BUT LETS TALK ABOUT TODAY-

A LOT OF FOLKS DOWN AT THE TILTED KILT WERE LIKELY USING THIS EXCUSE

TO MISS WORK BY COACH KLINSMANN TO CATCH THE GAME.

OR AT LEAST TAKE A LONG LUNCH. Return to index of stories...


USA VS. GERMANY WORLD CUP-PKG


"the ramparts we watched."

A FULL ON DISPLAY OF AMERICAN PRIDE.

FOLLOWED BY A COUNTLESS SUPPLY OF CHANTS

"I believe that we will win, I believe that we will win"

SOME OF WHICH I WAS EVEN INCLUDED IN

"He's got nice shoes"

IT ALL ONLY MEANT ON THING TODAY INSIDE THE TILTED KILT IN FORT MYERS.

"Cheers"

HOPE FOR A BIG WIN FOR THE U-S-A MEN'S SOCCER TEAM AGAINST GERMANY TO

ADVANCE TO THE NEXT ROUND IN THE WORLD CUP TOURNAMENT.

"It's the best day ever man we're going to win, USA'S going to win,

it's going to be a great day we're going to advance"

HE WOULD BE HALF RIGHT-

TEAM U-S-A DOES ADVANCE-

HOWEVER THEY DID LOSE TO GERMANY.

A GOAL IN THE SECOND HALF WOULD BE THE ONLY SCORED IN THE GAME.

SOME BRAVE FANS WERE THERE FOR THAT MOMENT.

"Both teams are pretty much through to the next round so, it's not

like this some kind of final match"

WHILE SOME CLEARLY TOOK THE DAY OFF TO WATCH THE GAME-

THE YOUNGER CROWD WITH NOTHING TO HIDE WATCHED WITH THEIR THOUGHTS ON THE GAME

'If they advance they have to practice really hard."

LEE COUNTY SPORTS OFFICIALS SAY ALL THE INTEREST IN SOCCER AS OF LATE

IS NO COINCIDENCE

"We have some very strong healthy, local youth soccer club here that

are really almost at capacity." EVEN SOME PRO LEAGUES VISIT SWFL

FROM TIME TO TIME

"This generation that's coming into our workforce is so passionate

about soccer, they've played it, they know, its' here to stay." Return to index of stories...


USA VS. GERMANY WORLD CUP-TC MON


LIVE IN THE STUDIO, GEORGE SOLIS, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


NFL CONCUSSION SETTLEMENT-VO-WIPE


THE N-F-L AGREED TO PAY EVEN MORE TO PLAYERS WITH BRAIN INJURIES --

AS PART OF A LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT --

THE LEAGUE WILL REMOVE A 675-MILLION DOLLAR CAP ON DAMAGES FROM THOUSANDS CONCUSSION RELEATED CLAIMS.

BUT ONE LOCAL DOCTOR WE TALKED TO TODAY SAYS -- IT DOESN'T MAKE THE GAME ANY SAFER. Return to index of stories...


NFL CONCUSSION SETTLEMENT-SOTVO


Dr. Harris Bonnette, Neurologist

"People continue to get concussions needless to say the sports industry today is significantly addressing this problem and trying to minimize it."

THE SETTLEMENT IS DESIGNED TO LAST 65 YEARS.

THE JUDGE WHO SET THE CAP STILL HAS TO APPROVE THE NEW TERMS. Return to index of stories...


BLACK BEAR MEETING-VIDBX


THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION IS TAKING STEPS TO MANAGE THE BEAR POPULATION.

MORE AND MORE PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE SPOTTING BEARS IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS.

FWC IS HOLDING TWO MEETINGS ON BLACK BEAR MANAGEMENT.

THE FIRST IS TONIGHT -- FROM 6:30 TO 8 -- IN NAPLES.

THERE'S ALSO A MEETING TUESDAY, JULY 1ST IN LEHIGH ACRES. Return to index of stories...


BOWMAN BEACH SUPERSTAR-VO-BNR


A LEE COUNTY BEACH IS ONE OF THE CLEANEST IN AMERICA.

THE NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL TODAY NAMED BOWMAN'S BEACH IN SANIBEL A "SUPERSTAR" FOR WATER QUALITY.

ONLY 35 BEACHES ACROSS THE COUNTRY RECEIVED THE HONOR.

TO CHECK OUT THE COMPLETE LIST -- GO TO NBC DASH-TWO DOT-COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS.

TWO YEARS AGO -- HUNDREDS OF PEOPE BROKE A WORLD RECORD AT BOWMAN'S BEACH FOR COLLECTING SHELLS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


SOME CALL IT THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH.

BUT NOW -- IT LOOKS LIKE THE IT COULD BE LOST-- FOR GOOD.

NEXT AT 5.NBC 2 UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION TONIGHT ON THE FUTURE OF THE WARM MINERAL SPRINGS IN NORTH PORT

THEN -- ALL NEW AT 6 --

WE'LL HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE MOST DANGEROUS SPOTS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO TAKE A WALK.AND WHAT DEPUTIES ARE DOING, FOR THE FIRST TIME, TO CHANGE THAT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) WARM MINERAL SPRINGS-VO


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TZ2 B) pedestrian safety-VO


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BREAK TWO


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WARM MINERAL SPRINGS-trx SOTVO, VOPLASMA


-Katerina Stevens

"It's like the fountain of youth, and it makes you feel better, like when ants bite you, and then you get into the water, it feels better."

THE WARM MINERAL SPRINGS IN NORTH PORT ATTRACT SWIMMERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

THEY BELIEVE IN ITS HEALING POWERS!

WE TOLD YOU EARLIER THIS MONTH IT WAS ONCE AGAIN IN DANGER OF CLOSING.

THAT LOOKS EVEN MORE LIKELY AFTER WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


WARM MINERAL SPRINGS-BNR-PKG


-Milana Skalinaskaya & Gen Belikov

"It does help many problems to be solved, and quite often we will come twice a year, for many years already we've been coming here. Yes, we're coming from Brooklyn."

SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WANT A DEVELOPER TO TAKE OVER THE WARM MINERAL SPRINGS.

THEY ENVISION A COMMERCIAL DESTINATION, WITH A SPA AND RESTAURANTS.

BUT NORTH PORT CITY LEADERS, WHO MANAGE THE SPRINGS ALONG WITH THE COUNTY, WANT TO KEEP THEM UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE NATIONAL AND STATE PARK CONCESSIONS.

DESPITE SUGGESTIONS FROM BOTH SIDES -- THEY COULD NOT REACH AN AGREEMENT.

"They adjourned the meeting. They didn't make a plan for the next step. So how Ludacris is that? They need to start the bidding process for another short-term bid. This contract was written in such a way that it has to stop August 31st. So start now, get another short term bid, keep working on your horrible long term problems." -San Lwin.

SOME REGULAR VISITORS HAVE STARTED A PETITION TO KEEP THE SPRINGS OPEN

"This is completely against the big majority of the people who are living here, and they have to stop this wrong action." -Grafman

SO FAR, THEY'VE COLLECTED MORE THAN 22-HUNDRED SIGNATURES -- AND THEY SAY THEY WON'T STOP UNTIL THEY GET 100-THOUSAND.

-San Lwin

"Regardless of if you have an opinion on the health of the water, it's a money maker for the city." Return to index of stories...


WARM MINERAL SPRINGS-OC


UNLESS COUNTY AND CITY LEADERS CAN REACH A AGREEMENT -- THE WARM MINERAL SPRINGS WILL CLOSE ON AUGUST 31ST. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


TONIGHT NBC2 IS WORKING TO GET NEW INFORMATION AT A DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF A TODDLER IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY--

A DRESSER FELL ON TOP OF TWO YEAR OLD JORDAN LLOYD. KILLING HER.

HER TWIN, PLAYING ON THE DRESSER AS WELL, SURVIVED.

WAS THIS A HORRIBLE ACCIDENT OR IS SOMEONE TO BLAME.

AND YOU HAVE TO SEE A DAD'S REACTION, ON LIVE T-V, WHEN NANCY GRACE TOLD HIM POLICE FOUND HIS MISSING SON. Return to index of stories...


A) DCF INVESTIGATING 2 YEAR OLD'S DEATH-SS WIPE


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B) NANCY GRACE TELLS DAD SON IS FOUND-VOTOPS


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