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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
TOSS TO DANIELLE-2SH, SOT, (2)SS, EANIBX BEST AND WORST BEACHES-OC, VO
MISSING ESTERO TODDLERS-REM-7 ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
MISSING ESTERO TODDLERS-BNR-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
MISSING ESTERO TODDLERS-REM-7 TOSS TO LUCAS-2 SH, SS-FLY
BREAKOUT INFO-OC PEDESTRIAN SAFETY PINE ISLAND ROAD-REM-2
TOSS TO NICK-OC, TRX PEDESTRIAN SAFETY PINE ISLAND ROAD-BNR-PKG
COMCAST JOBS ANNOUNCEMENT-TC MON PEDESTRIAN SAFETY PINE ISLAND ROAD-REM-2
COMCAST JOBS ANNOUNCEMENT-BNR-PKG COMPLETE STREETS INITIATIVE-VO
COMCAST JOBS ANNOUNCEMENT-TC MON WORLD CUP MADNESS-2 SH, NATVO
OTHER COMCAST JOBS-OC WORLD CUP MADNESS-SOTVO, 2 SH
CHIKUNGUNYA CASE-trxOC SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
COLLIER COUNTY MOTHER DODGES BULLETS-OC, VO US SOCCER-ONCAM
COLLIER COUNTY MOTHER DODGES BULLETS-SOTVO TEAM USA GERMANY-VOTOPS
CHICOS SHAREHOLDER MEETING-OC, VO, OC PORTUGAL GHANA-CGTOPS
HOSPITALS MAY FACE FINES-OC, CG, OC TEAM USA REAX-SOTVO
DEP WATER TESTING-OC, SS, OC KARL ELLISON-ONCAM
NEW FL CHARITY LAWS-OC, CG, SS VANDY WINS COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-VOTOPS
$7 MILLION FOOD ASSISTANCE-OC ELLISON REAX-SOTTOPS
MISSING PG ADULT-trxOC, SS JORGE POLANCO-VOTOPS
ESTATE SALE ARREST-trxOC, SS, VO TIGER WOODS RETURNS-VOTOPS
FORMER CAPE MAN SEX TRAFFICKING-OC, SS, OC TIGER REAX-SOTTOPS
HEAD ON CRASH ON SR 82-OC, VO SPORTS CLOSE-ONCAM
PLANS TO EXPAND 82-OC AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
VISITATION FRIDAY FOR SAN CARLOS FAMILY-OC, (2) SS 11 PM TEASE-OC, VO
TEASE ONE ISIS SPACE STATION-OC, VO
TZ1 A) pedestiran safety-2 SH, VO CLOSE-4SHOT


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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


new Details

911 Call Released

RIGHT NOW AT SIX.

AN ESTERO MOTHER CRIED ON THE PHONE WHILE ASKING 9-1-1 DISPATCHERS TO HELP FIND HER MISSING TODDLERS.

" No body has seen them and there's several registered

sex offenders in the neighborhood."

NBC-2 IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT HOW LONG THE KIDS WILL LIKELY STAY IN FOSTER CARE.

new Information

Mom & Child Dodge Bullets

PLUS, BULLETS JUST MISSED A COLLIER COUNTY MOTHER AND HER THREE YEAR OLD AS THEY SAT ON THEIR LIVING ROOM COUCH.

NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION.

All New

Riskiest Roads

AND NBC-2 WAS THERE FOR A FIRST OF ITS KIND PATROL ALONG ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS ROADS IN LEE COUNTY.

I just kept walking across I was just happy I wasn't dead.

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE RISKIEST SPOTS TO TALK A WALK OR RIDE YOUR BICYCLE. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO DANIELLE-2SH, SOT, (2)SS, EANIBX


FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE'RE HEARING A MOTHER DESPERATE CALL FOR HELP AFTER HER TWO TODDLERS WENT MISSING WHILE THEIR PARENTS WERE ASLEEP.

2:18-2:32

"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."

THAT 911 CALL LAUNCHED A MASSIVE, ​MULTI-AGENCY SEARCH TUESDAY

TO TRACK DOWN INNOCENCE AND CASPIAN.

WHO WERE FOUND NEARLY TEN HOURS LATER.

THEIR PARENTS ARE STILL IN JAIL ACCUSED OF CHILD NEGLECT --

N-B-C TWO IS LOOKING DEEPER INTO WHERE THE PARENTS WILL GO WHEN THEY

GET OUT OF JAIL.

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS LIVE AT COVERED WAGON MOBILE HOME PARK

WITH WHAT SHE UNCOVERED. Return to index of stories...


MISSING ESTERO TODDLERS-REM-7


I SPOKE THE PROPERTY MANAGER HERE.

SHE TELLS ME THE FAMILY HAS LIVED HERE SINCE SEPTEMBER.

BUT TO HER,THE NAME 'COLE THOMAS' IS A NAME SHE DIDNT LEARN OF UNTIL TUESDAY. Return to index of stories...


MISSING ESTERO TODDLERS-BNR-PKG


WHAT WAS HOME TO THE FAMILY FOR 9 MONTHS NOW SITS EMPTY AS RACHEL DAVIS AND COLE THOMAS SIT IN JAIL.

NBC2 HAS LEARNED THEIR TWO CHILDREN INNOCENCE AND CASPIAN ARE TOGETHER IN A FOSTER HOME.

IT COULD BE WEEKS BEFORE THEY'RE IN THE ARMS OF RELATIVES.

"You got to give everybody a chance. I think."

COVERED WAGON MAINTENANCE WORKER MIKE HUGHART SAYS HE SAW THE FAMILY

OFTEN, AND CONNECTED WITH THE FATHER.

MIKE HUGHAR

MAINTENANCE, COVERED WAGON MOBILE HOME PARK

"He seems like a really good guy. He did. Easy going. Easy to get

along with him and his wife."

BUT TO HIM THE NAME COLE THOMAS DOESNT RING A BELL.

MIKE HUGHAR

MAINTENANCE, COVERED WAGON MOBILE HOME PARK

"I always knew him as Mike. Never knew him as Cole."

MIKE FRANKLIN DAVIS IS THE NAME COLE THOMAS PROVIDED WHEN HE AND RACHEL STARTED RENTING AT THIS MOBILE HOME PARK.

MIKE HUGHAR

MAINTENANCE, COVERED WAGON MOBILE HOME PARK

"That's way out. I don't know why he would do that. I don't know if he

did it on purpose or just.everyone around here knew him as mike."

THE PROPERTY MANAGER HERE TELLS NBC2, THE COUPLE CLAIMED THEY WERE

JUST RECENTLY MARRIED. HAD LOST THEIR IDS AND JUST LEFT EVERYTHING

BEHIND IN THEIR BONITA SPRINGS HOME AFTER IT WAS INFESTED WITH BED BUGS.

MIKE HUGHAR

MAINTENANCE, COVERED WAGON MOBILE HOME PARK

"They didn't have anything. Really anything. No beds. No chairs. No

couches, so as we got it, collected it. We brought it over to them."

MANAGEMENT TELLS US, THEY WON'T BE EVICTED ANYTIME SOON.

THE CATHOLIC CHARITY, SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL IS STEPPING IN TO MAKE SURE DAVIS AND THOMAS STILL HAVE THEIR HOME TO GO BACK TO AGAIN.

MIKE HUGHAR

MAINTENANCE, COVERED WAGON MOBILE HOME PARK

"You can always give somebody a second chance." Return to index of stories...


MISSING ESTERO TODDLERS-REM-7


THE PROPERTY MANAGER TELLS ME OFF CAMERA DAVIS BLAMES THE FATHER FOR WHAT HAPPENED.

SHE CLAIMS THOMAS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE WATCHING THE KIDS AND FELL ASLEEP ON THE COUCH AND THATS WHEN THEY CHILDREN GOT OUT.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE, HOWEVER, CANNOT CONFIRM THIS.

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


BREAKOUT INFO-OC


FOR NOW, CASPIAN AND INNOCENCE ARE IN STATE CUSTODY.

D-C-F TELLS US IT COULD BE A COUPLE WEEKS BEFORE THE KIDS CAN LEAVE FOSTER CARE.EITHER TO GO BACK WITH THE PARENTS, OR TO A NEW HOME. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO NICK-OC, TRX


COMCAST ANNOUNCED TODAY IT IS ADDING HUNDREDS OF NEW JOBS IN LEE COUNTY.

THE PHONE, INTERNET AND CABLE PROVIDE SAYS IT'S ALL TO PROVIDE BETTER SERVICE TO ITS CUSTOMERS.

NBC 2'S NICK CILLETTI IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH MORE ON THE JOBS, AND WHAT YOU MIGHT NOTICE IF YOU ARE A COMCAST CUSTOMER. Return to index of stories...


COMCAST JOBS ANNOUNCEMENT-TC MON


THE CABLE GIANT ANNOUNCED EARLIER TODAY THAT IT'S ADDING 220 NEW EMPLOYEES TO ITS GATEWAY LOCATION IN FORT MYERS.

THOSE EMPLOYEES WILL WORK AT WHAT'S KNOWN AS A "BULK CENTER OF EXCELLENCE."

THAT MEANS THEY WILL TAKE SERVICE CALLS FROM PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN LARGER, PLANNED COMMUNITIES WHERE COMCAST IS INCLUDED IN THE HOMEOWNERS FEES.

SO WE WENT TO WORK TODAY TO FIND OUT WHAT ALL OF THAT MEANS. Return to index of stories...


COMCAST JOBS ANNOUNCEMENT-BNR-PKG


SPORTS FAN GARY SCHAMBAUGH HAS BEEN A LOYAL COMCAST CUSTOMER EVER SINCE HE MOVED INTO THE COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB IN FORT MYERS.

every baseball season, I get the baseball package.

BUT HE ADMITS - THE COMPANY HASN'T ALWAYS HIT A HOME RUN.

I never really felt that person I was speaking to communicated very well with me, or maybe I with them

BUT JUST LAST YEAR - COMCAST CHANGED ALL THAT.

FORWARDING HIS SERVICE CALLS TO WHAT'S KNOWN AS A "BULK" CENTER OF EXCELLENCE AT ITS GATEWAY LOCATION.

instead of being transferred, it's one call

there's no doubt about it. WE have room for improvement and I firmly believe in doing things like this, we will change the experience in the future

AND THAT FUTURE ALSO INCLUDES 220 NEWS JOBS AT THE SPECIALITY CALL CENTER.

we're talking about building that year-long economy and this certainly goes a long way towards that

THE COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB IS ONE OF THOSE "BULK" COMMUNITIES THE SPECIALITY CALL CENTER HANDLES.

NEW EMPLOYEES THERE GO THROUGH 21 WEEKS OF TRAINING TO BE EQUIPPED TO HANDLE ALL SORTS OF CALLS.

THE CLUB SAYS SINCE THE NEW CALL CENTER TOOK OVER LAST YEAR - SERVICE HAS IMPROVED DRASTICALLY.

at the end of the day, results are what matter and the result have improved dramatically in the last six months to a year

BACK AT THE CLUBHOUSE -

CUSTOMERS HERE SAY THEY'RE GLAD THEY STAYED IN THE GAME A LITTLE LONGER AND DECIDED TO PLAY BALL WITH COMCAST ONCE AGAIN.

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COMCAST JOBS ANNOUNCEMENT-TC MON


COMCAST HOPES TO EXPAND ACCESS TO THE CALL CENTER TO PEOPLE WHO LIVE OUTSIDE OF THESE "BULK" COMMUNITIES.

THE COMPANY HAS ALSO STARTED HIRING FOR THOSE 220 NEW POSITIONS.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED - HEAD ON OVER TO NBC-2.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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OTHER COMCAST JOBS-OC


COMCAST IS ALSO HIRING FOR 300 OPEN POSITIONS THROUGHOUT MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD COUNTIES.

THE COMPANY EMPLOYS MORE THAN 16-THOUSAND PEOPLE IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA CASE-trxOC


NEW RIGHT NOW -

A SECOND CASE OF A DISEASE PASSED BY MOSQUITOES IS CONFIRMED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

SARASOTA COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY A PERSON HAS CHIKUNGUNYA FEVER AFTER VISITING THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

A PERSON IN LEE COUNTY ALSO HAS THE ILLNESS, WHICH CAUSES EXTREME JOINT PAIN.

THE BIG CONCERN IS A MOSQUITO HERE COULD BITE AN INFECTED PERSON.THEN SPREAD TEH DISEASE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER COUNTY MOTHER DODGES BULLETS-OC, VO


AN EAST NAPLES MOTHER AND HER THREE YEAR OLD SON WERE NEARLY SHOT LAST NIGHT WHILE SITTING ON THEIR COUCH.

THE FAMILY LIVES ON GULFSTREAM DRIVE.

THAT'S NEAR U-S 41 AND RATTLESNAKE HAMMOCK ROAD.

BOTH OF THEM WERE SITTING IN THEIR LIVING ROOM WHEN THEY SAY AT LEAST THREE BULLETS WERE SHOT INTO THEIR HOME. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER COUNTY MOTHER DODGES BULLETS-SOTVO


Susan Morse, Lakewood Community resident

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

BUTT TO

VICTIM'S UPSTAIRS NEIGHBOR

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

MOM AND SON ARE OK.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE DOESN'T HAVE ANY SUSPECTS RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


CHICOS SHAREHOLDER MEETING-OC, VO, OC


SHAREHOLDERS FOR CHICOS HELD THEIR ANNUAL MEETING THIS MORNING IN FORT MYERS.

THE GATHERING COMES AFTER RUMORS THAT THE RETAIL GIANT WILL GO PRIVATE.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM THE COMPANY'S EXPANSION IN FEBRUARY OF LAST YEAR.

A FEW WEEKS AGO, THE FINANCIAL TIMES REPORTED CHICO'S IS IN THE EARLY STAGE OF NEGOTIATIONS.

THE COMPANY HASN'T CONFIRMED THAT YET --

CHICO'S OPERATES MORE THAN A THOUSAND CLOTHING STORES ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND EMPLOYS MORE THAN A THOUSAND PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


HOSPITALS MAY FACE FINES-OC, CG, OC


NBC 2 HAS UNCOVERED 4 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HOSPITALS ARE LIKELY TO FACE FINE THIS FALL.

MEDICARE WILL PENALIZE HOSPITALS THAT HAVE THE HIGHEST RATE OF INFECTIONS AND PATIENT INJURIES.

STARTING IN OCTOBER, HOSPITALS THAT DID THE WORST WILL LOSE ONE PERCENT OF EVERY MEDICARE PAYMENT.

THAT PENALTY WILL BE IN PLACE FOR A YEAR.

HERE'S THE HOSPITALS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THAT COULD BE FINED.

CAPE CORAL HOSPITAL ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD.

LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ON CLEVELAND AVENUE IN FORT MYERS.

ALSO LEE MEMORIAL'S GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER NEAR DANIELS AND METRO PARKWAY.

FINALLY LEHIGH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ON LEE BOULEVARD.

THE INITIAL LIST WAS MADE IN APRIL.

THE HOSPITALS COULD BE TAKEN OFF THE FINAL REPORT BECAUSE MEDICARE WILL CONSIDER MORE INFORMATION TO HAND DOWN THE FINES.

LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM TELLS NBC2 THE DATA CAME FROM THREE YEARS AGO AND ISN'T A GOOD REFLECTION OF WHAT IS HAPPENING TODAY. Return to index of stories...


DEP WATER TESTING-OC, SS, OC


AN UPDATE TONIGHT TO A CONTROVERSIAL OIL DRILLING SITE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE STATE 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...


NEW FL CHARITY LAWS-OC, CG, SS


STARTING NEXT WEEK, FLORIDA CHARITIES MUST BE MORE TRANSPARENT WITH YOUR DONATIONS.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SIGNED A BILL INTO LAW.

CHARITIES THAT BREAK LAWS IN OTHER STATES CANNOT ASK FOR MONEY IN FLORIDA.

FELONS CANNOT RAISE MONEY FOR ORGANIZATIONS.

AND LARGER CHARITIES MUST FOLLOW STRICTER REGULATIONS FOR REPORTING THEIR FINANCES.

THE BILL COMES ON THE HEELS OF A SCANDAL WITH THE ALLIED VETERANS OF THE WORLD.

INTERNET GAMBLING CAFES USED THE CHARITY AS A FRONT. POCKETING MOST OF THE PROCEEDS.

IT LED TO THE RESIGNATION OF FORMER LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR JENNIFER CARROLL.

SHE CONSULTED THE CHARITY. Return to index of stories...


$7 MILLION FOOD ASSISTANCE-OC


THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WILL RECEIVE A 7 MILLION DOLLAR BONUS.

IT'S THE HIGHEST BONUS HANDED OUT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE THIS YEAR.

THE REWARD WAS GRANTED BECAUSE THE DEPARMENT WAS SO ACCURATE IN FOOD ASSISTANCE PAPERWORK. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PG ADULT-trxOC, SS


CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES NEED HELP FINDING A MISSING MAN.

ROBERT BECKMAN DISAPPEARED FROM A HOME IN PUNTA GORDA.

HE HAS SEVERAL MEDICAL ISSUES AND COULD HAVE TROUBLE SEEING.

HE MAY BE IN THE CHARLOTTE HARBOR OR NORTH PORT AREA.

IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHERE HE IS CONTACT DEPUTIES. Return to index of stories...


ESTATE SALE ARREST-trxOC, SS, VO


TWO ESTATE SALE EMPLOYEES ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM DEAD PEOPLE ARE OUT OF JAIL.

CHARLOTTE BRADEN AND JIM MCPARTLAND POSTED BOND YESTERDAY.

SHORTLY AFTER THEY WERE ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF FRAUD AND GRAND THEFT.

NBC-2 WAS THERE YESTERDAY AS DEPUTIES ARRESTED THEM AT A STORAGE UNIT IN LEE COUNTY.

THE PAIR ARE ACCUSED OF USING THEIR ESTATE COMPANY TO STEAL FROM AT LEAST A DOZEN PEOPLE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY FAMILIES WOULD HIRE BRADEN; THEN SHE'D TAKE THEIR BELONGINGS AND SELL THEM AS HER OWN - NEVER GIVING THE VICTIMS FAMILIES A DIME. Return to index of stories...


FORMER CAPE MAN SEX TRAFFICKING-OC, SS, OC


A FORMER CAPE CORAL MAN ADMITTED TO ORGANIZING A SEX TOURISM BUSINESS SO PEOPLE COULD HAVE SEX WITH LITTLE GIRLS IN ECUADOR.

PATRICK MINGA WAS CAUGHT AFTER POSTING AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST.

THE AD SAID HE'D ARRANGE TRAVEL, A PLACE TO STAY, AND UNLIMITED ACCESS TO THE CHILDREN.

AN UNDERCOVER BUST LED TO HIS ARREST IN MARCH.

MINGA FACES UP TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON.

HE WILL BE SENTENCED IN NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


HEAD ON CRASH ON SR 82-OC, 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 EXPAND 82-OC


DRIVERS HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT SAFETY ON STATE ROAD 82.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WANT TO WIDEN THE ROAD TO FOUR LANES. AND EVENTUALLY 6 LANES.

THE PROJECT IS PARTIALLY FUNDED AS THE STATE FINISHES BUYING LAND TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

IT WILL BE SOME TIME BEFORE THE ROAD IS WIDENED.

BIDDING FOR THE PROJECT BEGINS IN 2018. Return to index of stories...


VISITATION FRIDAY FOR SAN CARLOS FAMILY-OC, (2) SS


FAMILY AND FRIENDS PREPARE TO SAY GOODBYE TO THEIR LOVED ONES.

A FUNERAL VISITATION WILL BE TOMORROW NIGHT FOR THE NAVAS FAMILY.

MARIA AND HER THREE LITTLE GIRLS WERE KILLED BY THEIR FATHER.

IT HAPPENED ON JUNE EIGHTH.

ENRIQUE MEDINA THEN SHOT HIMSELF.

THE MASS KILLING RATTLED THEIR SAN CARLOS NEIGHBORHOOD.

VISITATION IS TOMORROW AT 5 O'CLOCK AT THE FORT MYERS MEMORIAL GARDENS FUNERAL HOME.

THE FUNERAL IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


NBC-2 TAKES YOU ALONG AS LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES CRACK DOWN ON UNSAFE DRIVERS.

163 PEDESTRIANS HAVE DIED IN LEE COUNTY IN THE LAST DECADE.

COMING UP, WE'LL SHOW YOU ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS STRETCHES OF ROAD, AND HOW DEPUTIES SPENT THE DAY MAKING IT SAFER.

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TZ1 A) pedestiran safety-2 SH, VO


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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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BEST AND WORST BEACHES-OC, VO


A LEE COUNTY BEACH IS NAMED A SUPERSTAR IN THE UNITED STATES.

BOWMAN'S BEACH IS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE CLEANEST BEACHES IN AMERICA.

IN 2012, HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE BROKE A WORLD RECORD ON THE SANIBEL HANGOUT FOR COLLECTING SHELLS.

35 U-S BEACHES WERE HONORED FOR THEIR WATER QUALITY.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE LIST ON OUR WEBSITE NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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


ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST 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.

No major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LUCAS-2 SH, SS-FLY


NBC-2 IS LEARNING ABOUT A MAJOR TROUBLE SPOT FOR PEDESTRIAN FATALITIES IN LEE COUNTY.

IT'S GOTTEN SO BAD, A TEAM OF DEPUTIES HAVE BEEN TARGETING THE AREA IN NORTH FORT MYERS ALL DAY.

THIS IS PINE ISLAND ROAD IN BETWEEN OLD 41 AND BUSINESS 41.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER IS THERE LIVE. Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN SAFETY PINE ISLAND ROAD-REM-2


YOU HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF GETTING HIT OR HITTING SOMEONE WHERE I'M STANDING COMPARED TO MOST AREAS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

I'VE SEEN SEVERAL CLOSE CALLS TODAY - MANY PEOPLE BEING PULLED OVER - EVEN TALKED TO A MAN HIT BY A CAR. Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN SAFETY PINE ISLAND ROAD-BNR-PKG


:28 Carrol Massey, North Fort Myers

:39 Deputy Bil Joseph, Lee County Sheriff's Office

CLEARLY UPSET WITH HER HANDS ON HER HIPS. THIS, JUST ONE OF SEVERAL PEOPLE TARGETED BY LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES.

SHE WOULDN'T TALK TO US ON CAMERA, BUT SAYS SHE CROSSED THE STREET ILLEGALLY BECAUSE THE LIGHT IS TOO SHORT.

NAT motorcycles, patrol

Carrol Massey, NFM "I always stay on the sidewalk. I never go on the street."

. AT LEAST NOT ANYMORE HE DOESN'T.

DEPUTIES ARE TRYING TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS SIMILAR TO WHAT CARROL MASSEY EXPERIENCED WHILE TRYING TO CROSS PINE ISLAND ROAD.

Carrol Massey, NFM "She clipped me. hit me in the leg. I beat her car with my cane."

THE WOMAN SPED OFF BEFORE MASSEY COULD GET HELP.

Carol Massey, NFM "I just kept walking across. just happy I wasn't dead."

Deputy Bil Joseph, LCS "Some of our older citizens in Lee County may not be able to get across the roadway as quickly as a younger person."

OFFICERS PATROLLING HERE TELL NBC-2 IT BOILS DOWN TO PATIENCE AND CONVENIENCE. AND USUALLY PEOPLE CHOOSE THE EASY WAY AROUND TRAFFIC OVER THE LEGAL WAY.

THAT, AND YOU HAVE DISTRACTED DRIVERS LIKE THIS. OR LIKE THIS -

. PEOPLE TOO BUSY GLUING THERE EYES ON SOMETHING ELSE WHEN THEY SHOULD REALLY BE ON SOMETHING MUCH MORE IMPORTANT - THE ROAD.

Carrol Massey, NFM "Too many bike people getting hurt and getting killed." Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN SAFETY PINE ISLAND ROAD-REM-2


THIS IS WHAT OFFICERS ARE HANDING OUT TO PEOPLE THEY'RE PULLING OVER TODAY. EDUCATIONAL FLYERS, FLASHLIGHTS AND LIGHTS FOR BIKES. AND OF COURSE, TICKETS.

LIVE IN NFM, LS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


COMPLETE STREETS INITIATIVE-VO


LEE COUNTY IS IN THE PROCESS OF A 10 MILLION DOLLAR UPGRADE FOR PEDESTRIANS.

IT'S CALLED THE COMPLETE STREETS INITIATIVE.

THE PROJECT WILL ADD PATHS, SIDEWALKS, MEDIANS AND SHOULDERS. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP MADNESS-2 SH, NATVO


HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAD WORLD CUP FEVER AS THE U-S TOOK ON GERMANY.

INSIDE THE TILTED KILT YOU WOULD HAVE NEVER KNOWN IT WAS A WORK DAY.

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

PEOPLE CHEERED ON THE U-S.

LOTS OF PEOPLE WERE DECKED OUT IN THEIR RED, WHITE, AND BLUE TO SUPPORT TEAM U-S-A. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP MADNESS-SOTVO, 2 SH


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

LOCAL SOCCER CLUBS ARE BECOMING MORE POPULAR IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. HELPING FUEL FANS FOR THE WORLD CUP.

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SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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US SOCCER-ONCAM


FEW SOCCER EXPERTS THOUGHT TEAM U-S-A WOULD SURVIVE THE GROUP OF DEATH AND MOVE ONTO THE ROUND OF 16.

BUT WITH A WIN AND DRAW ALREADY IN THE BIG. THE AMERICANS CHANCES WERE PRETTY GOOD HEADING INTO THEIR FINAL MATCH.

ANOTHER WIN OR DRAW OVER MIGHTY GERMANY WOULD CLINCH THAT SPOT IN THE KNOCKOUT ROUND. AND A LOSS COULD BE FINE, TOO. AS LONG AS IT WASN'T A BLOWOUT. Return to index of stories...


TEAM USA GERMANY-VOTOPS


THERE WAS NO SCORE IN THE FIRST HALF. WHICH WAS GOOD NEWS FOR THE U-S. BUT GERMANY. PUTTING A SCARE INTO THE AMERICANS IN THE 55TH MINUTE.

AFTER A GREAT SAVE BY TIM HOWARD ON THE HEADER. THOMAS MOOLER. KICKS THE REBOUND PAST HOWARD. 1-NIL GERMANY.

TEAM U-S-A. LOOKING FOR THE TIE IN THE FINAL FEW MINUTES. CLINT DEMPSEY CAN'T GET THE HEADER TO GO.

THE U-S WOULDN'T TIE IT. THE GOOD NEWS. GERMANY WOULDN'T SCORE AGAIN, EITHER.

GERMANY WINS, ONE-NIL. Return to index of stories...


PORTUGAL GHANA-CGTOPS


BUT THE AMERICANS ARE STILL SMILING, ANYWAY.

THAT'S BECAUSE PORTUGAL BEAT GHANA, 2-1.

PORTUGAL WOULD HAVE HAD TO OUTSCORE THE GHANANS BY THREE MORE GOALS TO ADVANCE.

SO INSTEAD. IT'S TEAM U-S-A WINNING THE TIEBREAKER. AND ADVANCING TO THE KNOCKOUT ROUND. Return to index of stories...


TEAM USA REAX-SOTVO


TEAM U-S-A WILL PLAY BELGIUM IN THE ROUND OF 16 ON TUESDAY AT FOUR P-M. Return to index of stories...


KARL ELLISON-ONCAM


ONE YEAR AGO. KARL ELLISON HAD JUST FINISHED HIS SENIOR YEAR AT BARRON COLLIER HIGH SCHOOL.

TODAY. HE'S A NATIONAL CHAMP. CELEBRATING WITH HIS VANDERBILT BASEBALL TEAMMATES. Return to index of stories...


VANDY WINS COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-VOTOPS


ELLISON WAS BEHIND THE PLATE LAST NIGHT IN OMAHA. CATCHING THE FINAL STRIKE. AS VANDERBILT KNOCKED OFF VIRGINIA TO WIN ITS FIRST-EVER COLLEGE WORLD SERIES TITLE.

ELLISON WAS HITLESS IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES. BUT HE MANAGED THE COMMODORE'S PITCHING STAFF VERY WELL.

AND NOW. HE'S CELEBRATING THE END OF HIS FIRST YEAR AT VANDY ON TOP OF THE COLLEGE BASEBALL WORLD. Return to index of stories...


ELLISON REAX-SOTTOPS


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JORGE POLANCO-VOTOPS


WHO MAKES THE JUMP FROM SINGLE-A BASEBALL TO THE MAJOR LEAGUES?

JORGE POLANCO, THAT'S WHO.

THE YOUNG INFIELDER. CALLED UP FROM THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE TO THE MINNESOTA TWINS. WHO ARE SHORTHANDED IN THE MIDDLE INFIELD RIGHT NOW.

PART OF THE REASON. POLANCO WAS ON THE TWINS 40-MAN ROSTER

AT TWENTY YEARS OLD. POLANCO IS THE YOUNGEST TWINS PLAYER IN THE MAJORS SINCE JOE MAUER IN 2004. Return to index of stories...


TIGER WOODS RETURNS-VOTOPS


TIGER WOODS. BACK IN A P-G-A TOUR EVENT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE LATE MARCH.

TOUGH START TO THE DAY FOR WOODS. SEVEN BOGIES IN HIS FIRST TWELVE HOLES. INCLUDING ONE AFTER TOTALLY MISREADING THIS PUTT AT 11.

TIGER BIRDIED THREE OF HIS LAST FIVE. BUT IS THREE OVER. EIGHT SHOTS BEHIND LEADER GREG CHALMERS. Return to index of stories...


TIGER REAX-SOTTOPS


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SPORTS CLOSE-ONCAM


NORTH FORT MYERS GRAD GEORGE MCNEILL. TIED FOR 7TH AT 2-UNDER.

AND THE N-B-A DRAFT IS TONIGHT.

ANDREW WIGGINS. WHO PLAYED IN THE CITY OF PALMS CLASSIC JUST TWO YEARS AGO. COULD BE THE NUMBER ONE OVERALL PICK.

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


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-OC, VO


STUDENT SLUETHS --

SOME KIDS IN CAPE CORAL ARE SOLVING CRIMES AND MAKING ARRESTS --

DETAILS AT 11. Return to index of stories...


ISIS SPACE STATION-OC, VO


YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO SPOT THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION TONIGHT.

SCIENTISTS EXPECT IT TO PASS OVER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, JUST BEFORE 9 O'CLOCK.

IT WILL START IN THE NORTHWEST SKY AND MOVE SOUTHEAST.

THERE'S ONLY A SMALL WINDOW OF TIME TO CATCH IT.

JUST FOUR MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...