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DIRECTORS PAGE FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA-SOTVO
HLA puppies rescued from uhaul-TRX-VO TEASE ONE-2SHOT
HLB collier child sex assault-TRX-VO TZ1 A) PUPPIES RESCUED-SOTVO
HLC hobby lobby ruling-TRX-VO TZ1 B) EDISON STATE LAST DAY-VOTOPS
SEVERE WX OPEN-CLIP TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
FIRST WEATHER-STC MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
HOBBY LOBBY RULING-trx SOTVO, TC MON WX OPEN-CLIP
HOBBY LOBBY RULING-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TOSS TO CHRISTY-TC MON-LIVE TOSS TO JOE-trx SOTVO, OC
AVE MARIA IMPACT-REM 26 PUPPIES RESCUED FROM UHAUL-LIVEU 2
AVE MARIA IMPACT-VO-WIPE PUPPIES RESCUED FROM UHAUL-PKG
AVE MARIA IMPACT-SOTVO PUPPIES RESCUED FROM UHAUL-OC
AVE MARIA IMPACT-REM 26 CAPE HEROIN BUST-SS
BISHOP REAX TO RULING-SSTOPS CAFETERIA THEFT PLEA-OC
TOSS TO GEORGE-SS, OC OFF THE HOOK COMEDY-VO, OC
COLLIER CHILD SEX ASSAULT-BUBBA NEW LOTTERY APP-SOTVO
COLLIER CHILD SEX ASSAULT-PKG TEASE TWO-2SHOT
COLLIER CHILD SEX ASSAULT-BUBBA TZ2 A) EDISON STATE LAST DAY-SOTVO
LEHIGH BREAKIN ARRESTS-SS, VO TZ2 B) sanibel mystery algae-VOTOPS
711 ROBBERY-Z-MAP, VO EDISON STATE LAST DAY-OC
CONSTANT RAIN PROBLEMS-VOPLASMA EDISON STATE LAST DAY-BNR-PKG
CONSTANT RAIN PROBLEMS-BNR-PKG EDISON STATE LAST DAY-OC
RIP CURRENTS WARNING-V-BOX NEW AT 530-CLIP
MADDIE STRAUSS UPDATE-VO A) WOOLBRIGHT NOT GUILTY PLEA-SOTVO WIPE
FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA-VO-WIPE B) GOV SCOTT IN SWFL-VOTOPS


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HLA puppies rescued from uhaul-TRX-VO


A LITTER OF PUPPIES LEFT TO DIE IN A SWELTERING U-HAUL IN A FORT MYERS PARKING LOT. NBC 2 SHOW YOU HOW THE DOGS WERE RESCUED. Return to index of stories...


HLB collier child sex assault-TRX-VO


PLUS, A COLLIER COUNTY MAN IS ACCUSED OF RAPING A CHILD WHO HIS WIFE WAS BABYSITTING.

NOW, INVESTIGATORS WORRY THERE COULD BE MORE VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


HLC hobby lobby ruling-TRX-VO


THE SUPREME COURT MAKES A CONTROVERSIAL RULING ON BIRTH CONTROL.

NBC 2 BREAKS DOWN WHAT IT MEANS FOR PEOPLE WHO GET THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE THROUGH A PRIVATE EMPLOYER -- Return to index of stories...


SEVERE WX OPEN-CLIP


SEVERE WX OPEN Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-STC


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HOBBY LOBBY RULING-trx SOTVO, TC MON


Alison Howard, Concerned Women for America

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"this was about protecting and defending the rights of all Americans to run their businesses according to their deeply held convictions"

Michelle Kinsey Bruns, feminist activist

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" Where do you draw line of what acceptable religious beliefs can veto what healthcare needs?

IF YOU OR YOUR SPOUSE WORK FOR A PRIVATE COMPANY -- YOU NEED TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THIS STORY.

TODAY -- THE U-S SUPREME COURT HANDED DOWN A LANDMARK DECISION ON HEALTH CARE.

AN EMPLOYER CAN NOW DENY BIRTH CONTROL COVERAGE -- IF THE COMPANY HAS A RELIGIOUS OBJECTION. Return to index of stories...


HOBBY LOBBY RULING-PKG


nats

"hobby lobby wins!!! "

OUTSIDE COURT -- RELIGIOUS RIGHTS ACTIVISTS CHEERED THE RULING.

sot: Lori Windham, Lawyer for Hobby Lobby:11-:14

"a landmark decision for religious freedom / american families do not lose their fundamental rights when they open a family business"

FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS, HOBBY LOBBY AND CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALTIES -- WHOSE RELIGIOUS OWNERS OPPOSE CONTRACEPTION --

AND SUED OVER THE OBAMACARE MANDATE THAT EMPLOYERS PROVIDE FREE BIRTH CONTROL.

BY 5 TO 4 VOTE -- LIBERALS VERSUS CONSERVATIVES -- THE HIGH COURT RULED: CLOSELY HELD COMPANIES CAN OPT OUT.

sot: Casey Mattox, Conestoga Wood Specialties lawyer:35-:40

"we still live in a country where people are free to live out their faith, both in their churches and outside their churches"

1PROTESTERS ASKED: WHAT ABOUT WOMEN'S RIGHTS?

sot: Terry O'Neill, President, NOW- National Organization for Women:45-:51

"withholding basic health care from woman is bigotry, plain and simple. we should not accept it no matter how sincerely the belief is held"

sot: Michelle Kinsey Bruns, feminist activists:52-:58

"if i have a boss that believes AIDS is punishment for homosexuality do i not get coverage for my HIV medication?"

MORE SMALL COMPANIES MAY SUE TO OPT OUT OF OTHER LAWS -- BUT TODAY'S RULING IS NARROW.

Tom Goldstein, SCOTUSBLOG 1:04-1:09

"it was very important that the Obama administration had a another way to provide this contraception care"

OBAMACARE PAID FOR THE BIRTH CONTROL OF EMPLOYEES OF RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS --

BEFORE TODAY'S RULING. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHRISTY-TC MON-LIVE


AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY IN COLLIER COUNTY HAS BEEN FIGHTING AGAINST CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE FOR EMPLOYEES SINCE 2012.

TODAY'S DECISION COULD BRING THEM ONE STEP CLOSER TO A WIN. Return to index of stories...


AVE MARIA IMPACT-REM 26


UNIVERSITY LEADERS TELL ME THEY'VE BEEN IN AND OUT OF COURT FIGHTING THIS REGULATION SINCE 2012.

NOW -- TODAY'S DECISION COULD BRING THEM ONE STEP CLOSER TO A WIN. Return to index of stories...


AVE MARIA IMPACT-VO-WIPE


UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT JIM TOWEY SAYS THE SUPREME COURT'S DECISION SENDS A MESSAGE TO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

THE UNIVERSITY IS ARGUING CONTRACEPTIVES ARE AGAINST THEIR BELIEFS-

AND THEY WILL NOT PROVIDE IT TO THEIR EMPLOYEES.

WHILE THEIR FIGHT IS NOT OVER --

TOWEY SAYS TODAY'S RULING WILL SET A PRECEDENT. Return to index of stories...


AVE MARIA IMPACT-SOTVO


Jim Towey

President, Ave Maria University

04:12-04:19

Now I'm hoping they will do the right thing and change the regulations so we can go back to being a university and not a plaintiff.

THE UNIVERSITY PLANS TO FILE A MOTION TO RE-OPEN THEIR CASE IN LIGHT OF TODAY'S RULING.

AS IT STANDS RIGHT NOW--

AS OF NOVEMBER 1ST THE UNIVERSITY FACES THE CHOICE OF COMPLYING WITH REGULATIONS OF THE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT OR FACE FINES. Return to index of stories...


AVE MARIA IMPACT-REM 26


A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY'S CHANCES MOVING FORWARD.

I'LL HAVE REACTION FROM PEOPLE IN TOWN COMING UP AT 6:00.

LIVE IN AVE MARIA, CHRISTY ANDREWS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


BISHOP REAX TO RULING-SSTOPS


BISHOP FRANK DEWANE -- OF THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF VENICE TELLS NBC 2 HE WELCOMES TODAY'S RULING BY THE SUPREME COURT.

HE SAYS WHILE THE DECISION IS STILL BEING EVALUATED --

"THIS IS A BIG FIRST STEP IN PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, THREATENED BY GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE." Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-SS, OC


TONIGHT -- THE WIFE OF AN EAST NAPLES MAN -- ACCUSED OF RAPING A THREE YEAR OLD GIRL -- SPEAKS OUT ONLY TO NBC 2.

SHE BABYSITS CHILDREN AT THEIR HOUSE, LEADING DEPUTIES TO BELIEVE THERE COULD BE MORE VICTIMS.

THEY ARRESTED NICOLAS LAGUNES-BARRADAS OVER THE WEEKEND.

NBC 2'S GEORGE SOLIS SPOKE TO HIS WIFE AND INVESTIGATORS AND JUST GOT BACK TO THE STATION --

GEORGE? Return to index of stories...


COLLIER CHILD SEX ASSAULT-BUBBA


HIS WIFE SAYS HE DIDN'T DO IT.

SHE WATCHES THE CHILDREN OF A HANDFUL OF OTHER FAMILIES IN HER EAST NAPLES NEIGHBORHOOD. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER CHILD SEX ASSAULT-PKG


THE ACCUSATIONS ARE ABOUT AN UNTHINKABLE AS THEY GET.

DEPUTIES SAY NICOLAS LAGUNES-BARRADAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED A THREE YEAR OLD GIRL WHILE HIS WIFE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE TAKING CARE OF HER.

04:41:01-04:41:15 "Lets wait for all the results that will come from

exams, lets hope it's not true, that it'll be negative because I know

him as a serious person." NBC2 SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY WITH THE WIFE OF LAGUNES-BARRADAS.

SHE'S CLAIMS DEPUTIES GOT THE WRONG MAN.

04:41:50-04:41:59 "She loved him a lot, when she left, she would say

'grandpa I'm taking you home, or tomorrow I'll come pick you up, she

liked him a lot."

SOME OF THE DETAILS OF THE ARREST REPORT--TOO GRAPHIC TO DETAIL

THE CHILD TOLD INVESTIGATORS THE MAN TOUCHED HER INAPPROPRIATELY-

AND CAUSED HER PAIN.

SHE ALSO TOLD THEM- THE HE WOULD GIVE HER CANDY WHEN HE WAS DONE.

04:44:42-04:44:53 "Supposedly he gives children candy to the kids and

takes them to his room, it's false, because he only does when the

parents are in front of them, in the living room." Veronica Quintanilla

A DOCTOR FOUND THE CHILD HAD BEEN SEXUALLY ASSUALTED -

LONG-TIME FAMILY FRIENDS WHO ALSO LIVE AT THE HOME WITH CHILDREN OF THEIR OWN SAY INVESTIGATORS NEED TO CONSIDER ANOTHER SUSPECT.

04:44:07-04:44:14 "If they don't have proof, if only the child's word

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COLLIER CHILD SEX ASSAULT-BUBBA


TONIGHT- COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICIALS TELL ME THEY HAVE NO OTHER SUSPECTS IN THE CASE.

THE DEPARMENT OF CHILDNREN AND FAMILIES ALSO TELL ME THEY'VE HAD NO PRIOR OR CURRENT INVOLVEMENT IN THIS CASE.

IT'S AN ONGOING CASE-

BARRADAS IS DUE BACK IN COURT LATE NEXT MONTH.

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


LEHIGH BREAKIN ARRESTS-SS, VO


TWO MEN ARE IN JAIL TONIGHT -- CHARGED IN A SHOOTING IN LEHIGH ACRES.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THAYER EVANS AND LONNIE YOUNG BROKE INTO A HOME ON GILBERT AVENUE EARLY YESTERDAY --

AND SHOT THE OWNER TWICE -- IN THE STOMACH AND HAND.

WE JUST CHECKED -- HE'S IN GOOD CONDITION AT LEE MEMORIAL.

A K-9 OFFICER WAS ABLE TO TRACK DOWN THE SUSPECTS AT A NEARBY HOME.

RIGHT NOW -- NBC 2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT IF THE SHOOTING IS TIED TO OTHER HOME INVASIONS IN LEHIGH ACRES. Return to index of stories...


711 ROBBERY-Z-MAP, VO


NEW INFORMATION TONIGHT ON AN ARMED ROBBERY AT A LEE COUNTY 7-ELEVEN.

TWO MASKED GUNMEN HELD UP THE STORE ON STATE ROAD 82 -- BETWEEN I-75 AND FORUM BOULEVARD -- JUST AFTER 4-THIS MORNING.

FORT MYERS POLICE SEARCHED FOR THE THIEVES FOR HOURS -- WITH DOGS AND BY HELICOPTER --

BUT FOUND NOTHING.

OFFICERS SAY THE GUNMEN LEFT ONE CAR AT THE CRIME SCENE AND GOT AWAY IN ANOTHER VEHICLE. Return to index of stories...


CONSTANT RAIN PROBLEMS-VOPLASMA


HOME SERVICE COMPANIES ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAVE HAD A BUSY COUPLE OF DAYS -- CLEANING UP FROM SEVERE WEATHER.

IT'S GOOD FOR THEIR BUSINESS, BUT THEY GAVE NBC 2'S NICK CILETTI SOME GOOD INFORMATION SO YOU CAN SAVE SOME MONEY THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. Return to index of stories...


CONSTANT RAIN PROBLEMS-BNR-PKG


NATS --

Everytime I tell people what I do, they go oh you're a pool boy. Oh you're a cabana boy. But there's a lot more to the job than just showing up and checking the chemicals with a smile

IT'S THOSE CHEMICALS NICK WILLIAMS WITH PERFORMANCE POOL SERVICE SAYS ARE USUALLY IMPACTED THE MOST AFTER ONE OF THOSE INFAMOUS FLORIDA SUMMER STORMS.

9:54 -

You're adding freshwater to something you already have chemicals in so it's going to be completely ruin your chemistry

NATS -

JOE MITCHELL WITH POOL PROS INC SAYS THAT'S A BIG CONCERN WITH CUSTOMERS - ESPECIALLY AFTER HEAVY RAIN LIKE LAST NIGHT.

We've already had a few phone calls that pools are a little cloudy. Normally, again that's washing out the chemicals

MITCHELL SAYS RUNNING YOUR PUMP MORE CAN BE A QUICK FIX.

HIS COMPANY SERVICES MORE THAN A THOUSAND POOLS AND SAYS THIS YEAR- HE'S

34:44 -34:47

Busier than the last 23 years.

NATS - LEAF BLOWER

BUT THE POOL GUYS AREN'T THE ONLY ONES.

FRANZ REGNER WITH TROPISCAPE SAYS HIS BUSINESS IS UP 20% OVER LAST YEAR.

THE MOST COMMON MISTAKE HE SEES IN THE SUMMER?

23:11 -

Overtrimming is not really good because just like anything else, if you trim it too far back, the root system doesn't have anything to systain. 23:21

ROOFING COMPANIES ARE ALSO WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK.

D.PECK ROOFING INC. SAYS THERE'S SOMETHING YOU CAN DO -- EVEN BEFORE THOSE RAIN DROPS START FALLNG.

42:59 -

You want to do a visual inspection of your roof to see if any of your shingles or tiles are misplaces or missing 43:03

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RIP CURRENTS WARNING-V-BOX


A WARNING TONIGHT -- IF YOU'RE HEADED TO THE BEACH.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS THERE'S A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY.

SO -- YOU'LL WANT TO CHECK CONDITIONS.

JUST GO TO NBC DASH-TWO DOT-COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE FAST MOVING AND PULL SWIMMERS INTO THE GULF.

IF YOU'RE CAUGHT IN ONE -- DON'T FIGHT AGAINST IT AND SWIM PARALLEL TO THE BEACH. Return to index of stories...


MADDIE STRAUSS UPDATE-VO


A SAD UPDATE TONIGHT ON A FAMILY HELPED BY THE GENEROSITY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE FIRST INTRODUCED TO MADDIE STRAUSS LAST YEAR.

THE DISABLED TEEN GOT REALLY SICK DURING A VACATION TO MARCO ISLAND --

AND DONATIONS HELPED PAY FOR HER TRIP BACK HOME TO INDIANA ON A MEDICAL FLIGHT.

HER FAMILY TELLS US -- MADDIE DIED LAST NIGHT AFTER COMPLICATIONS FROM GALLBLADDER SURGERY.

THE 18-YEAR OLD HAD SPINA BIFIDA AND CEREBRAL PALSY. Return to index of stories...


FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA-VO-WIPE


THE PRESIDENT OF THE FLORIDA SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION SAYS THE STATE'S MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROPOSAL IS TOO VAGUE.

VOTERS GET TO WEIGH-IN ON THE DRUG IN NOVEMBER.

THE POLK COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS THE PROBLEM IS THERE'S LITTLE OVERSIGHT ON WHO CAN BE A CAREGIVER AND THE RULES THEY'LL NEED TO FOLLOW.

UNDER THE PROPOSED AMMENDMENT -- ALMOST 250-THOUSAND PEOPLE COULD QUALIFY AS PERSONAL CAREGIVERS. Return to index of stories...


FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA-SOTVO


Sheriff Grady Judd, Polk County Sheriff's Dept.

"It seems like it is intentionally flawed, it is intentionally written that way, so there can be a lot of people peddling dope across the state of Florida, under the guise of being a caregiver."

THE SHERIFF IS PART OF AN ANTI-MARIJUANA COALITION CALLED -- "DON'T LET FLORIDA GO TO POT."

THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROPOSAL NEEDS MORE THAN 60 PERCENT OF VOTES TO PASS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


A LITTER OF PUPPIES WERE TRAPPED INSIDE A HOT UHAUL TRUCK IN FORT MYERS.UNTIL A GOOD SAMARITAN CAME TO THEIR RESCUE.

9:42-7

It was crying hysterically. It couldn't even bark it was so dehydrated

NEXT AT FIVE, WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW THEY GOT THERE --

AND HOW THEY'RE DOING TONIGHT.

PLUS -- EDISON STATE COLLEGE GETS READY FOR A NEW CHAPTER.

TOMORROW -- THE COLLEGE OFFICIALLY BECOMES FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE.

WHAT STUDENTS AND STAFF THINK OF THE BIG SWITCH. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) PUPPIES RESCUED-SOTVO


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TZ1 B) EDISON STATE LAST DAY-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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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.

TRACKING RAIN AND THE TROPICS

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible this evening as activity developing north of the region this afternoon progresses southward.

Even if the coverage of the storms remains isolated tonight, any activity that is able to develop will bring with it the chance for some bouts of locally heavy rain, strong wind, frequent lightning and hail.

Overnight temperatures look mild, cooling off only into the mid to upper 70s. Into the day on Monday, yet again conditions look very warm, as highs are expected back near 94 degrees in the afternoon.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We will continue to keep close watch on the weather feature that is swirling in the western Atlantic off the east coast of Florida. It's important to note we will not see a direct impact from this event in Southwest Florida. However, it will play indirect roles in our weather.

There is a high chance of the system continuing to organize and develop into the first named tropical system of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season this week.

This feature is expected to push generally to the southwest, closer to Florida into Tuesday before hooking northward and moving up along the east coast of the US toward the 4th of July. This would push the system away from Southwest Florida in the long term.

Indirect impacts of this system will be felt on Tuesday in our region. With the system off Florida's east coast, atmospheric subsidence, or sinking air on the western side of the feature, could greatly limit the coverage of rainfall we see. Temperatures in this kind of setup can also get quite warm, as highs are forecast to return to the mid 90s. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JOE-trx SOTVO, OC


10:27-34

Police came within 5 minutes and we tried to resuscitate them. 2 were almost dead

INVESTIGATORS SAY A MAN LEFT A LITTER OF PUPPIES TO DIE IN THE BACK OF A UHAUL TRUCK WITH NO AIR CONDITIONING.

NBC 2'S JOE ROETZ SHOWS US HOW THE DOGS WERE SAVED AND HOW THEY'RE DOING TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


PUPPIES RESCUED FROM UHAUL-LIVEU 2


DOGS IN BETTER CONDITION TONIGHT HERE AT ANIMAL SERVICES.

THE WOMAN WHO RESCUED THESE DOGS FROM THE INSIDE OF A TRUCK ON A HOT DAY SAYS THERE'S NO DOUBT IN A FEW MORE MINUTES, THEY WOULD'VE BEEN DEAD. Return to index of stories...


PUPPIES RESCUED FROM UHAUL-PKG


This picture says it all-

How close 7 pitbull puppies were close to dying Sunday night.

Take sot

10:11-19

Ruth sawyer- fort Myers

Oh my heart just broke- I could not believe someone would leave puppies like this in a truck for so long.

Ruth sawyer says she and her husband spotted the mother pitbull in the front of a Uhaul truck outside their Jackson street apartment near downtown fort Myers.

On a 97 degree day with the windows up, Ruth says they'd been trapped inside for more than an hour.

Take sot

9:42-7

Ruth sawyer - fort Myers

I was crying hysterically- it couldn't even bark it was so dehydrated.

Ruth rushed to call 911-police and firefighters showed up and pulled the dogs out.

Not long after - police say this man, Dustin Unwin walked up to claim the dogs.

Unwin told police he had only been away for ten minutes.

He was arrested on animal cruelty charges.

Neighbors say the quick response saved lives.

Take sot

Lois Ambrose- fort Myers

With the oxygen and everything they were like new puppies when they left. They were up walking.

Ruth says she's lucky she was in the right spot at the right time, and able to save the little animals.

Take sot

13:13-26

I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and god intends on a good home for these dogs and to bring happiness to a family.

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PUPPIES RESCUED FROM UHAUL-OC


KEEP IN MIND ON A DAY WHERE TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE 90S -- THE INSIDE OF A CAR CAN FEEL LIKE 160.

THE DOGS ARE DOING MUCH BETTER TONIGHT.

VETS ARE TAKING CARE OF THE DOGS UNTIL THEY FIND A NEW HOME. Return to index of stories...


CAPE HEROIN BUST-SS


A CAPE CORAL COUPLE -- PULLED OVER FOR NOT WEARING A SEATBELT -- IS IN JAIL TONIGHT FACING HEROIN CHARGES.

POLICE ARRESTED MATTHEW AND CHRISSIE SIMMONS SATURDAY ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD.

INVESTIGATORS TELL NBC 2 --

A K9 OFFICER SMELLED DRUGS --

AND WHEN THEY SEARCHED THE CAR -- THEY FOUND HEROIN, A GUN, SEVERAL ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION AND MORE THAN 4-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH. Return to index of stories...


CAFETERIA THEFT PLEA-OC


AN UPDATE TONIGHT ON A FORMER BUSINESS DIRECTOR FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM -- WHO'S IN TROUBLE WITH FEDERAL PROSECUTORS.

NBC 2 HAS LEARNED DOROTHY ROGERS WILL PLEAD GUILTY TOMORROW TO STEALING MORE THAN 500-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CAFETERIA SALES.

ROGERS PREPARED BANK DEPOSITS FOR LEE MEMORIAL.

SHE FACES UP TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


OFF THE HOOK COMEDY-VO, OC


A MARCO ISLAND COMEDY CLUB WILL TEMPORARILY OPEN IN FORT MYERS.

OFF THE HOOK WAS SUPPOSED TO OPEN A NEW CLUB LATER THIS YEAR ON BONITA BEACH ROAD.

THE CLUB OUTGREW ITS OLD LOCATION IN MARCO.

BUT THERE ARE CONSTRUCTION DELAYS ON THE NEW SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER -- WHERE THE COMEDY CLUB WILL BE BASED.

IN THE MEANTIME -- THE CLUB WILL OPERATE AT HOUSE OF BREWS IN GULF COAST TOWN CENTER. Return to index of stories...


NEW LOTTERY APP-SOTVO


EVERY YEAR -- ABOUT 800-MILLION DOLLARS IN LOTTERY WINNINGS GOES UNCLAIMED.

BUT A NEW APP HELPS EVEN THE ODDS!

"That is a good thing that they have so that can prevent fraud."

"You'll see on television that people have played, they've either misplaced the ticket or just plain don't have time to read it. Often times they've won, this is a good way to let that person know."

THE "YOO LOTTERY APP" LETS YOU SCAN YOUR LOTTERY TICKET WITH A SMARTPHONE TO SEE IF IT'S A WINNER.

RIGHT NOW IT JUST SCANS FOR POWERBALL AND MEGAMILLIONS IN TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA --

BUT MANY STATES ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW.

THE APP MAKERS JUST PARTNERED WITH 7-ELEVEN -- THE LARGEST SELLER OF LOTTERY TICKETS IN THE U-S. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


THE TEACHERS AND CLASSES MAY BE THE SAME --

BUT TODAY -- MARKS THE END OF AN ERA FOR EDISON STATE COLLEGE.

21:01:29 it's kind of weird you'll have to say FSWSC than saying

hey I go to Edison. It's a little bit different.:38

WHAT SCHOOL LEADERS AND STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE BIG NAME CHANGE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE FUTURE.

THEN -- ALL NEW AT 6 --

ONLY NBC-2 DISCOVERS THE SOURCE OF A HARMFUL, SMELLY ALGAE ALONG SANIBEL. AND HOW LONG IT'S GOING TO LINE OUR SHORES. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) EDISON STATE LAST DAY-SOTVO


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TZ2 B) sanibel mystery algae-VOTOPS


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EDISON STATE LAST DAY-OC


EDISON STATE COLLEGE OFFICIALLY BECOMES FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE TOMORROW.

NBC-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN WENT TO THE FORT MYERS CAMPUS TODAY TO SEE WHAT STUDENTS THINK ABOUT THE CHANGE. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE LAST DAY-BNR-PKG


SOMETHING IS HAPPENING AT EDISON STATE COLLEGE AND IT'S HARD TO MISS.

Nats- construction.

EARLIER THIS MONTH - CREWS REPLACED THE SIGNS - NEW BANNERS ARE UP AND ADS ARE RUNNING ON TV.

Nats - commercial

Luis Ochoa, Student

21:02:50 some of these signs weren't small and they're starting to show:54

BUSINESS STUDENT LUIS OCHOA IS LOOKING FORWARD TO CALLING HIS SCHOOL FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE.

Luis Ochoa, Student

21/02:57 I think everybody's going to be able to adapt to the change positively and it won't take too much for everyone to get used to it. 03:02

OTHERS QUESTION THE NAME CHANGE. IN 2012 - THE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES PUT EDISON ON PROBATION AS THE SCHOOL FIXED SOME ACCREDITATION ISSUES - ALL OF WHICH ARE RESOLVED.

Jenna Henderson, Student

21:06:30 I think the change from Edison to sw college is a good idea bc it gives the school a fresh start.:37

THE NEW START MEANS NEW COLORS: PURPLE AND AQUA.

OTHER BRIGHT IDEAS INCLUDE BRINGING BACK ATHLETICS AND PUTTING A FRESH LOOK ON THE OLD BUCCANEERS MASCOT.

Sue Buntic, Asst. Director of Student Life

20:56:19 you know in just want to say that I'm extremely excited that we're finally able to Say go bucs! 20/56:24

A LOT OF THINGS ARE STAYING THE SAME: THE SCHOOL'S MISSION, STANDARDS AND INFLUENCE OF THOMAS EDISON.

Teresa Morgenstern, Florida SouthWestern State College

20:49:57 the statue of Thomas Edison remains proudly standing on this campus as well as the Naples campus. 50:02

NOW SURROUNDED IN PURPLE - EDISON WILL HAPPILY WATCH OVER THE SCHOOLS NEXT CHAPTER.

IN FORT MYERS CHARLIE KEEGAN NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE LAST DAY-OC


YOU'RE INVITED TO THE LEE COUNTY CAMPUS TOMORROW MORNING AT 10-45 FOR A NAME CHANGE CEREMONY.

EACH CAMPUS WILL HOST AN OPEN HOUSE FROM 11 TO ONE. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-CLIP


he's not the same, and all he did was try to protect me.

FOR THE FIRST TIME, NBC2 IS HEARING FROM THE VICTIMS OF A VIOLENT NORTH FORT MYERS HOME INVASION.

AND TODAY THE MAN ACCUSED OF ATTACKING THEM ENTERED A PLEA.

PLUS: IT'S AN EMOTIONAL DAY FOR VETERANS, HONORED AT A SPECIAL CEREMONY IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


A) WOOLBRIGHT NOT GUILTY PLEA-SOTVO WIPE


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B) GOV SCOTT IN SWFL-VOTOPS


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