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FIRST WEATHER-WX BOXES TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
TOSS TO BRYAN-trxPLASMA 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
TOSS TO BRYAN-OC, VO, EANIBX STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
GAY MARRIAGE LAWSUIT-SATLIVE (SAT27RTR-2) ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
GAY MARRIAGE LAWSUIT-BNR-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
GAY MARRIAGE LAWSUIT-SATLIVE (SAT27RTR-2) TOSS TO NICK-2SH, VO, EANIBX
GAY MARRIAGE BREAKOUT-OC, SS HANDS FREE CPR-REM-26-LIVE
TOSS TO HOLLIE-OC, TRX HANDS FREE CPR-BNR-PKG
DISH PIRACY LAWSUIT-TC MON HANDS FREE CPR-REM-26-LIVE
DISH PIRACY LAWSUIT-NATVO-BNR HODGES FLAT FEE TUITION-OC, VO
DISH PIRACY LAWSUIT-SOTVO HODGES FLAT FEE TUITION-SOTVO
DISH PIRACY LAWSUIT-TC MON SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
DEP WATER TEST-trxOC SPORTS
PROCTOR PLEA DEAL ACCEPTED-SS-VO, OC WATKINS BROTHERS-ON CAM
MESAC DAMAS LATEST-OC, VO, OC WATKINS BROTHERS-VOTOPS
IDA BAKER VANDALS-OC, (3) SS WATKINS BROTHERS-SOTVO
BEARS IN POPULATED LEE COUNTY AREAS-TANIBX, OC WATKINS BROTHERS-ON CAM-BNR
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LEE COUNTY BEACH RENOURISHMENT-trxOC, VO WIMBLEDON WINNERS-ON CAM
LEE COUNTY BEACH RENOURISHMENT-SOTVO SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
CAPE CORAL BRIDGE CLOSURE-OC, VIDBOX AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
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NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX BOXES


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BREAKING NEWS IN MIAMI.

A HEARING CHALLENGING FLORIDAS BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE JUST ENDED.

NO DECISION FROM THE JUDGE YET -- THE SUNSHINE STATE COULD BECOME THE MOST RECENT TO DECLARE A BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

AFTER 6 SAME-SEX COUPLES WENT TO COURT FIGHTING FOR EQUAL MARRIAGE RIGHTS. Return to index of stories...


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THERE WAS DRAMA IN THE COURTROOM BEFORE the HEARING EVEN STARTED.

BAILIFFS REMOVED ONE OF THE COUPLES WHEN THEY WOULDN'T STOP.

SUPPORTERS AND PROTESTORS SHOWED UP OUTSIDE the COURTHOUSE AROUND 2-30.

THE HEARING STARTED AT FOUR AND JUST WRAPPED UP.

NBC-2'S BRYAN ANDERSON IS IN MIAMI.

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GAY MARRIAGE LAWSUIT-SATLIVE (SAT27RTR-2)


THE HEARING JUST WRAPPED UP.

IT LASTED ABOUT AN HOUR AND 45 MINUTES.

BEHIND ME YOU NOW EVERYONE FROM INSIDE THE COURTROOM HAS POURED ONTO THE STEPS OF THE DADE COUNTY COURT HOUSE.

NOW WE WAIT FOR THE JUDGE'S RULING. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE LAWSUIT-BNR-PKG


TRT-1:06

Jorge Diaz, Plaintiff-:15

Sylvia Walbolt, Plaintiffs' attorney-:26, roll over broll

Gustavo Diaz, Protestor-:41

DON JOHNSTON AND JORGE DIAZ

don

05:18:37-:47

Really excited and really hopeful.

DON JOHNSTON AND JORGE DIAZ HAVE BEEN TOGETHER FOR FOUR YEARS, ENGAGED 7 MONTHS.

THEY'RE ONE OF SIX SAME SEX COUPLES IN FLORIDA SUING FOR THE RIGHT TO GET MARRIED.

WEDNESDAY THEY FINALLY GOT THEIR DAY IN COURT.

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JORGE

05:19:07-:14

It's been an emotional ride for us all our lives and I think that's part of why we're doing what we're doing. We're looking forward to being considered equal as couples.

INSIDE THE DADE COUNTY COURT ROOM THE COUPLES ATTORNEYS ARGUED FOR EQUALITY.

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Sylvia Walbolt, Plaintiffs' attorney

"Those rights and benefits of marriage should be protected by the state, not discriminated against."

THE CITIES OF MIAMI BEACH AND ORLANDO FILED LEGAL BRIEFS SUPPORTING THE STRIKE DOWN.

SO DID FLORIDA'S FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST.

BUT NOT EVERYONE WHO SHOWED UP TO COURT TODAY AGREES.

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GUSTAVO DIAZ, PROTESTOR

"I'm unwilling to change the definition of marriage, for whatever argument this may be."

ATTORNEYS ON THE OTHER SIDE DEFENDED THE STATE'S CURRENT BAN.

THEY HAVE SUPPORT FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI.

THOSE ATTORNEYS ECHOED WHAT THIS PROTESTOR TOLD US OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE.

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GUSTAVO DIAZ, PROTESTOR

"I believe marriage should between a man and a woman. That's the way it was designed. Anything else is unnatural really."

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MY COLLEAGUE LUCAS SEILER TELLS ME AT ONE POINT THE JUDGE SLAMMED ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI FOR JUST GETTING INVOLVED IN THE CASE NOW INSTEAD OF WHEN IT WAS FILED.

THE JUDGE DID NOT ISSUE HER RULING TODAY.

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GAY MARRIAGE BREAKOUT-OC, SS


20 STATES AND WASHINGTON, D-C ALLOW MARRIAGE FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES.

SEVERAL STATES INCLUDING OHIO, MICHIGAN KENTUCK AND TENNSESSE ARE SCHEDULED TO APPEAL RECENT RULINGS ABOUT WHETHER A BAN IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

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DISH NETWORK IS SUING A NORTH FORT MYERS MAN.

NBC-2 EXCLUSIVELY OBTAINED THE LAWSUIT TODAY.

IT SAYS JEFFREY BAILEY STOLE THEIR SATELLITE SIGNAL.

NBC-2S HOLLIE HOJEK IS HERE WITH THE DETAILS ON HOW DISH SAYS HE DID IT. Return to index of stories...


DISH PIRACY LAWSUIT-TC MON


A LOCAL ATTORNEY SAYS DISH NETWORK- IS "BUILDING A CASE"---

AND IS PLANNING TO USE JEFFREY BAILEY AS AN EXAMPLE. Return to index of stories...


DISH PIRACY LAWSUIT-NATVO-BNR


"turbo HD from dish network is the complete high definition experience.

Frank imagine if you will, me in 3 dimension."

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THESE POPULAR DISH NETWORK COMMERCIALS.

DISH NETWORK AND IT'S SISTER COMPANIES CLAIM JEFFREY

BAILEY OF NORTH FORT MYERS HAS BEEN PIRATING THE NETWORK'S SIGNAL

SINCE 20-11.

DISH ACCUSES BAILEY OF USING ANOTHER EMAIL ADDRESS -- ONE FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS DISH -- TO TAP INTO THOSE CHANNELS.

IN THE LAWSUIT- DISH NETWORK SAID BAILEY KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN WHAT HE WAS DOING WAS ILLEGAL.

LOCAL ATTORNEY- SCOT GOLDBERG SAID THIS LAWSUIT IS NOT ABOUT MONEY-

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DISH PIRACY LAWSUIT-SOTVO


Scot Goldberg, Local Attorney

:24:52 You have to start somewhere. if you dont put your foot down

with somebody you found out doing something wrong. it just spreads.

:07

butt sot

:25:20 now they're just going to go after this person and they're

going to make an example if you do this here are the repercussions.

WE SEARCHED ONLINE AND DISCOVERED THIS IS *NOT THE FIRST TIME DISH NETWORK HAS FILED A CIVIL LAWSUIT LIKE THIS.

IN 2010 THE COMPANY SUED ANOTHER FLORIDA MAN FOR PIRACY.

IN THAT CASE, THE JUDGE AWARDED DISH NETWORK 51 MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


DISH PIRACY LAWSUIT-TC MON


I STOPPED BY THE ADDRESS LISTED IN THE LAWSUIT FOR JEFFREY BAILEY -- THE MAN LIVING THERE BY THAT SAME NAME TELLS ME HE KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT THE SUIT.

IT IS POSSIBLE MR BAILEY HAS NOT BEEN SERVED WITH THE LAWSUIT YET.

ONCE HE IS SERVED, HE'LL HAVE 20 DAYS TO RESPOND. Return to index of stories...


DEP WATER TEST-trxOC


A SECOND ROUND OF GROUND WATER TESTING CAME BACK CLEAN IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE STATE IS TESTING THE WATER NEAR AN OIL WELL SITE SOUTH OF LAKE TRAFFORD.

THE D-E-P FINED THE DAN A. HUGHES OIL COMPANY FOR USING A DRILLING TECHNIQUE SIMILAR TO FRACKING.

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PROCTOR PLEA DEAL ACCEPTED-SS-VO, OC


TODAY A CAPE CORAL MAN ADMITTED IN COURT-- HE MURDERED HIS EX-WIFE

AMY PATTERSON WAS A BELOVED SCIENCE TEACHER AT MARINER MIDDLE SCHOOL.

SHE DISAPPEARED 3 YEARS AGO.

FROM THE BEGINNING -- HER EX-HUSBAND DANIEL PROCTOR WAS A SUSPECT.

AMY'S BODY WAS FOUND IN A WOODED AREA OFF STRINGFELLOW ROAD ON PINE ISLAND.

PROCTOR CONFESSED TO THE POLICE, AND EVENTUALLY TOLD THEM WHERE THE BODY WAS LOCATED.

THE PLEA DEAL CALLS FOR PROCTOR TO SERVE 25 YEARS IN PRISON.

THE JUDGE WILL HAVE THE FINAL SAY IN JULY.

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MESAC DAMAS LATEST-OC, VO, OC


A COLLIER COUNTY MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING HIS ENTIRE FAMILY REFUSES TO ANSWER TO HIS LEGAL NAME.

MESAC DAMAS INSISTS HE BE CALLED: C-O-G. IT STANDS FOR CHILD OF GOD.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM A HEARING LAST MONTH.

HIS STATE OF MIND HAS BEEN QUESTIONED WHILE WAITING FOR TRIAL.

COLLIER COUNTY JAIL WORKERS SAY DAMAS REFUSED TO SHOWER FOR MOST OF JUNE.

THE SMELL WAS SO FOUL, OTHER INMATES BECAME SICK.

ANOTHER COMPETENCY HEARING IS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST FIRST. Return to index of stories...


IDA BAKER VANDALS-OC, (3) SS


A HANDFUL OF LEE COUNTY TEENS ARE ACCUSED OF BREAKING INTO IDA BAKER HIGH SCHOOL AND TAKING GOLF CARTS FOR A JOY RIDE.

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAPTURED SIX STUDENTS BREAKING INTO THE SCHOOL LAST MONTH.

THE TEENS ARE ACCUSED OF TAKING THE GOLF CARTS FOR A SPIN AROUND THE HIGH SCHOOL TRACK. CAUSING MORE THAN 2-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

SEVERAL TIPS LEAD DETECTIVES TO THESE SIX TEENS.

THEY'RE FACING FELONY CHARGES AND ARE IN JUVENILE DETENTION. Return to index of stories...


BEARS IN POPULATED LEE COUNTY AREAS-TANIBX, OC


BLACK BEARS SEEM TO BE MOVING IN POPULATED AREAS MOST OFTEN.

JUST THIS MORNING, AN NBC-2 VIEWER SNAPPED THIS PICTURE OF A BEAR RIGHT ACROSS FROM HEALTHPARK HOSPITAL IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

A MASSIVE BEAR WAS SPOTTED OFF PALM BEACH BOULEVARD A COUPLE DAYS AGO.

TWO WEEKS AGO, A BLACK BEAR ROAMED THROUGH A NEIGHBORHOOD OFF MCGREGOR BOULEVARD.

IT WAS DARTED AND RELEASED IN THE WILD.

AS NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH REPORTS. EXPECT EVEN MORE BEARS TO SHOW UP. Return to index of stories...


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BEARS IN POPULATED LEE COUNTY AREAS-BNR-PKG


WELCOME TO BEAR COUNTRY --

NO -- THIS ISN'T THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS OR EVEN THE EVERGLADES --

THIS IS ALL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

MAYBE EVEN YOUR BACK YARD --

OR A TREE BEHIND YOUR FAVORITE DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT --

SOT:

"It was right up in the tree. Right directly behind us here."

STEVE BRANTNER IS THE OWNER OF STEVE B'S IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS -- HE WAS AT WORK WHEN HE SPOTTED A BLACK BEAR IN THIS OAK TREE BEHIND HIS BUSINESS --

SOT:

"I just thought it was totally unusual to see that kind of wildlife right downtown in the city like that."

IT WAS DARTED AND RELOCATED -- BUT FWC OFFICIALS SAY -- WE CAN EXPECT MORE.

"We have lots of bears, an increasing bear population, increasing human population. Those two things are butting heads right now and so we're really trying to manage that conflict."

FWC OFFICIALS SAY AS NEW CUBS GROW UP, THEY MOVE TO FIND NEW TERRITORY --

MEANING THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN DONE IN THE COUNTRY -- LIKE KEEPING YOUR TRASH INSIDE, AND TAKING DOWN BIRD FEEDERS, NEEDS TO BE DONE IN ALL NEIGHBORHOODS TO KEEP THE BEARS AWAY.

"Garbage is the number one problem we have with bears. If there's garbage, they will get into it and it will cause some problems."

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED IN TERI WENZLICK'S BACK YARD ON MONDAY --

"We had had some chicken. It was eating the chicken and there were fireworks going off in the distance and it wouldn't even move."

SHE'S NOW MOVED HER TRASH INTO THE GARAGE --

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WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WILDLIFE OFFICALS SAY ALL OF US NOW HAVE TO DO --

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LEE COUNTY BEACH RENOURISHMENT-trxOC, VO


YOU WILL LIKELY SEE HEAVY EQUIPEMENTS ON SEVEARL LEE COUNTY BEACHES OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

BEACH RENOURSHIMENT PROJECTS ARE UNDERWAY ON BONITA BEACH AND LOVERS KEY.

BUT BOATERS NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR AN UNDERWATER PIPELINE.

IT RUNS FROM BIG CARLOS PASS NEAR

THE PIPELINE IS PUMPING SAND ONTO BONITA BEACH.

THEN THEY WILL MOVE ONTO LOVERS KEY.

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LEE COUNTY BEACH RENOURISHMENT-SOTVO


TAKE SOT--

Steve Boutelle, Operations Mgr. Lee County Natural Resources Division

00:31:39 "The contractors last time they worked down in COllier County

had a situation where they had some boaters hit the pipeline and so

they were concerned about that particularly over the holiday weekend.

" 00:31:50

COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY CONSTRUCTION WILL CLOSE 500 FEET ZONES AT A TIME.

THIS PROJECT WILL RENOURISH NEARLY 10-THOUSAND FEET OF BEACH WHEN COMPLETE.

THE RENOURISHMENT PROJECT WILL TAKE ABOUT A MONTH.

THEN THEY WILL MOVE ONTO LOVERS KEY.

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CAPE CORAL BRIDGE CLOSURE-OC, VIDBOX


TRAFFIC IN CAPE CORAL WILL BE IMPACTED ON THE FOURTH.

THE CAPE CORAL BRIDGE WILL SHUT DOWN AT 6AM ON FRIDAY.

IT'S FOR THE ANNUAL FREEDOM 5-K, FOLLOWED BY THE RED, WHITE, AND BOOM CEREMONY LATER THAT NIGHT.

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JET SKI BOATING ARREST-OC, SS, OC


A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN IS CHARGED WITH KILLING A JET SKIER WHILE BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

THIS HAPPENED SIX MONTHS AGO.

NOW DETECTIVES HAVE COMPLETED THEIR INVESTIGATION AND RICHARD VILARDI IS IN JAIL.

HE TURNED HIMSELF IN YESTERDAY.

NBC 2'S CHRIS GILMORE UNCOVERED NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION AND TALKED TO VILARDI'S NEIGHBORS. Return to index of stories...


JET SKI BOATING ARREST-PKG


"Yeah yup that's Rich and as I said he's a real nice guy and done some work for me before and an excellent neighbor."

NEIGHBORS KNOW RICHARD VILARDI AS BRUCE.

HE'S IN JAIL TONIGHT FOR A CRASH THAT SOME SAY THEY'LL NEVER FORGET.

"it was a crash and someone died and I believe the person who died was from Kansas or Missouri and we're from Kansas."

THAT SOMEONE WAS LEE HOLLIS.

HE WAS RIDING A JET SKI ON DECEMBER 22 20-13 ALONG THE INTER-COASTAL WATERWAY IN ENGLEWOOD.

THAT AFTERNOON investigators say A BOAT DRIVEN BY VILARDI HIT HOLLIS.

VILARDI AND TWO OTHERS WERE THROWN FROM THE BOAT.

AN 11-YEAR OLD LEFT ON THE VESSEL, PUT THE BOAT IN REVERSE, AND THE PROPELLERS CUT OFF HOLLIS' LEG JUST BELOW THE KNEE.

HE DIED AT THE HOSPITAL.

"You're out there just to have fun and then it turns into a major tragedy."

THE SARASOTA COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER DECLARED HOLLIS' CAUSE OF DEATH, BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA,

VILARDI'S BLOOD SAMPLES REVEALED HE HAD A BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL OF POINT ONE ONE FIVE, NEARLY DOUBLE THE LEGAL LIMIT.

THAT LED TO THE B-U-I MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE. NOT HIS FIRST ALCOHOL RELATED CHARGE.

IN JUNE OF LAST YEAR VILARDI WAS SLAPPED WITH A DUI.

"It was shocking and when you hear that alcohol is involved you think it so easily could've been avoided, just by not drinking and going out boating."

VILARDI WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH VESSEL HOMICIDE AND VIOLATION OF NAVIGATIONAL RULES.

REPORTING IN CHARCO CG NBC2. Return to index of stories...


FMB WATER NOTICE LIFTED-OC


A BOIL WATER NOTICE HAS BEEN LIFTED ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

ON MONDAY IT WENT IN EFFECT FOR A SMALL STRETCH ALONG ESTERO BOULEVARD.

THE WATER IS SAFE FOR EVERYONE ON THE ISLAND. Return to index of stories...


USS MOHAWK ANNIV-OC, NATVO


TWO YEARS AGO TODAY, A PIECE OF HISTORY SUNK INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO.

nats explosion

THE U-S-S MOHAWK SANK 30 MILES OFF THE SANIBEL COAST.

IT SITS 90 FEET UNDERNEATH THE SURFACE.

THE COAST GUARD CUTTER TRANSFORMED INTO AN ARTIFICIAL REEF. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SH


IT IS HOPED INVENTION BY A NAPLES MAN WILL ADD LIFE-SAVING MINUTES IN AN EMERGENCY.

COMING UP AT SIX, WE'LL SHOW YOU THE DEVICE THAT GIVES STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPER C-P-R.

AND, CHECK OUT WHO'S BACK IN LEE COUNTY.

SPORTS DIRECTOR BRIAN COLLERAN AND HIS TEAM FOUND THE WATKINS BROTHERS WORKING OUT. YOU'LL HEAR FROM SAMMY AND JAYLEN.COMING UP LATER IN SPORTS.

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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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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.

SHOWERS & STORMS POSSIBLE AS ARTHUR EXITS

It was another hot & humid across Southwest Florida, with highs again in the low to mid 90s. Scattered storms again developed mainly inland and more activity may try to push in from the Gulf later this evening. Temps will fall into the 80s. Overnight lows will fall into the mid and upper 70s.

Showers and storms will also be possible Thursday as Tropical Storm Arthur begins to push away from Florida. The best chance for rain will likely be in the morning hours in coastal areas, with scattered storms possible inland during the afternoon. Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s.

July 4th is still looking fairly good, with plenty of sunshine expected. Some dry air will also push in, reducing the threat for showers and storms in the area. Some isolated activity is still expected though with temps in the 90s.

More typical Southwest Florida weather begins to return for the weekend. Expect plenty of morning sun and scattered PM storms possible in the afternoon and early evening. Temps both weekend days will be in the low 90s.

The scattered storm chance will linger into next week.

TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR

Arthur remains a healthy tropical storm east of Cape Canaveral. Maximum sustained winds are 60 mph and Arthur is beginning to move north towards the Carolinas.

The Tropical Storm Watch has been cancelled for the East Coast of Florida, but new Tropical Storm Warnings are up for much of coastal North Carolina.

Arthur is expected to strengthen into a hurricane and will like graze the central coast of North Carolina before moving toward the Cape Cod area of New England. Return to index of stories...


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A MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH DEVICE, DESIGNED RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, WILL ADD CRITICAL MINUTES TO SOMEONE'S LIFE BEFORE PARAMEDICS ARRIVE.

THE EQUIPMENT TAKES THE GUESS-WORK OUT OF PROPER C-P-R TECHNIQUE.

NBC-2'S NICK CILLETTI IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE GOLDEN GATE FIRE STATION WHERE THEY JUST GOT THE DEVICE.

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HANDS FREE CPR-REM-26-LIVE


ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION -

PARAMEDICS RESPOND TO MORE THAN 300,000 CARDIAC ARREST CALLS.

MANY OF THOSE PEOPLE WILL NOT SURVIVE.

IT'S A DIRE SITUATION WHERE EVERY MINUTE.EVERY SECOND COUNTS. Return to index of stories...


HANDS FREE CPR-BNR-PKG


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KRISTI LESTER

EAST NAPLES

39:47 - 39:50

He's always thinking of others.

EAST NAPLES MOM KRISTI LESTER DOESN'T KNOW ANYONE ELSE WHO'S GOT A BIGGER HEART THAN HER SON, DAVEE.

BUT THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT DAVEE'S HEART WE CAN'T SEE.

SOT

KRISTI LESTER

34:20 - 34:25

Until he takes his shirt off and you see his scar, you would have no idea.

AT JUST A FEW MONTHS OLD - DOCTORS TOLD KRISTI HER SON HAD A HOLE IN HIS HEART.

LEFT UNDIAGNOSED - IT COULD HAVE KILLED HIM.

SOT

KRISTI LESTER

34:47- 34:56

It's scary. It's upsetting You know especially b/c he's my only one I couldn't imagine what that woul dbe like to lose him

BUT THE HEARTACHE WASN'T OVER FOR KRISTI AND HER FAMILY.

IN JANUARY - HER FATHER DIED OF CARDIAC FAILURE.

AND NOW.KRISTI IS HOPING FOR ANOTHER KIND OF CHANGE - MORE PEOPLE KNOWING CPR.

NATS.

SOT

DR. ROBERT TOBER

COLLIER CO. MEDICAL DIRECTOR

22:02 -22:09

They're on their way to you, but that can take 5-8 minutes to get there and meantime, you can help keep this person alive

COLLIER CO. MEDICAL DIRECTOR, DR. ROBERT TOBER, IS NOW ENDORSING WHAT'S CALLED THE "CPR RSQ ASSIST DEVICE."

NATS

HE SERVED AS A CONSULTANT FOR THE INVENTOR, A PART-TIME NAPLES RESIDENT.

DR. TOBER SAYS IT WILL SAVE LIVES BECAUSE THE DEVICE IS SO EASY TO USE - TELLING USERS HOW OFTEN TO ADMINISTER COMPRESSIONS.

SOT

DR. ROBERT TOBER

21:35 - 21:45

It says to you who may not have had CPR.who may have had CPR two or three years ago and you don't remember a thing that it's pretty easy. 911. Stay calm.

NATS

EAST NAPLES/GOLDEN GATE FIRE JUST HAD 40 OF THE DEVICES DONATED.

KRISTI LIVES IN EAST NAPLES AND SAYS THERE'S PEACE IN KNOWING FIRST RESPONDERS HAVE ONE MORE TOOL TO SAVE LIVES.

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KRISTI LESTER

EAST NAPLES

38:39 - 38:47

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HANDS FREE CPR-REM-26-LIVE


AND AS YOU SAW IN THE STORY - ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PUSH THE BUTTON AND IT INSTRUCTS YOU ON WHAT TO DO NEXT.

THE GOAL IS TO GET ABOUT 500 TO GO TO OTHER FIRE DISTRICTS HERE IN COLLIER AS WELL AS TO POLICE STATIONS.SCHOOLS.AND A HOST OF OTHER PLACES.

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HODGES FLAT FEE TUITION-OC, VO


HODGES UNIVERSITY IS MAKING IT EASIER AND CHEAPER FOR ANYONE TO EARN A DEGREE.

STARTING THIS FALL - THE SCHOOL IS OFFERING A FLAT FEE FOR ONLINE COURSES.

FOR TWO-THOUSAND DOLLARS, A STUDENT CAN TAKE AS MANY ONLINE CLASSES THEY WANT FOR SIX MONTHS.

IF STUDENTS HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THE SUBJECT MATTER, THEY CAN EARN CREDIT FOR THOSE CLASSES AND MOVE ON TO UPPER LEVEL COURSES. Return to index of stories...


HODGES FLAT FEE TUITION-SOTVO


22:01:16 I think it's terrific idea. the gi bill would pay for this, veterans can make use of their experiences they've gained while in service

TO START - HODGES IS OFFERING THE PROGRAM IN COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL DESIGN.

SCHOOL LEADERS SAY IT'S ONLY THE SECOND UNIVERSITY IN THE STATE TO OFFER THIS KIND OF SET UP. Return to index of stories...


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WATKINS BROTHERS-ON CAM


SINCE LEAVING CLEMSON FOR THE N-F-L.SAMMY WATKINS HAS BEEN VERY SOCIALABLE ON FACEBOOK.

SHARING PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF HIS LIFE.AT THE NFL DRAFT.AND EVEN OF HIS BRAND NEW BABY GIRL.

IT WAS A VIDEO POSTED YESTERDAY THAT LOOKED LIKE A WORKOUT.HAPPENING AT A LEE COUNTY PARK. IT WAS. Return to index of stories...


WATKINS BROTHERS-VOTOPS


THE BILLS FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICK.AND HIS BROTHER JAYLEN.A ROOKIE WITH THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES ARE BACK HOME IN FORT MYERS SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY.

AS BOTH GET READY FOR THEIR FIRST-EVER NFL TRAINING CAMP.THEY CONTINUED TO PUT THE WORK IN TODAY.

AFTER THE WORKOUT.WHICH INCLUDED THAT RIDICULOUS CATCH.THE WATKINS BROTHERS SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY TO NBC TWO ABOUT GETTING READY TO BEING THEIR PRO FOOTBALL CAREERS IN BUFFALO AND PHILADELPHIA. Return to index of stories...


WATKINS BROTHERS-SOTVO


BOTH THE EAGLES AND BILLS ROOKIES REPORT TO THEIR TRAINING CAMPS ON THE 22ND OF THIS MONTH.

THE WATKINS WERE JOINED IN THE WORKOUT FORMER LOCAL PREP STANDOUTS NOEL DEVINE.PRINCE HOLLOWAY AND OTHERS. Return to index of stories...


WATKINS BROTHERS-ON CAM-BNR


WE HAVE MORE FROM SAMMY AND JAYLEN.

YOU CAN SEE THE EXTENDED INTERVIEWS IN THE SPORTS SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE.

NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


JOE MAUER-votops


THE TWINS HAD TO PUT JOE MAUER ON THE 15 DAY DISABLED LIST.

LAST NIGHT.MAUER GOT A HIT IN HIS 12-TH STRAIGHT GAME.BUT WHILE RUNNING OUT THIS 4-TH INNING DOUBLE.MAUER STRAINED HIS RIGHT OBLIQUE MUSCLE. CAME OUT THE GAME.WHICH THE TWINS WON 10-2 OVER KANSAS CITY. Return to index of stories...


ROYALS TWINS-VOTOPS


MATINEE BASEBALL IN MINNEAPOLIS.

OUR BUDDY BERT BLYLEVEN.RUNNING THE OUTFIELD.WARMING UP FOR THE T-V BROADCAST.

THE AGE-LESS RAUL IBANEZ.2ND GAME WITH THE ROYALS. HIT THIS 2-RUN HOME RUN TO SEAL THE K-C WIN.

ROYALS 4-NOTHING OVER THE TWINS. Return to index of stories...


RAYS YANKEES-VOTOPS


THE RAYS.GOING FOR THE 3 GAME SERIES SWEEP.OF THE YANKEES.IN NEW YORK.

GAME WAS TIED AT 3 IN THE 6TH INNING WHEN SEAN RODRIGUEZ' 8TH HOME RUN OF THE SEASON.GAVE THE RAYS THE LEAD FOR GOOD.

SWEEP.WITH THE 6-3 WIN. Return to index of stories...


ANDY MURRAY LOSES-VOTOPS


ANDY MURRAY'S 17 MATCH WIN STREAK ON THE COURTS OF THE ALL ENGLAND CLUB.HAS BEEN SNAPPED.

TODAY'S 4TH ROUND MATCH WITH GRIGOR DIMITROV WAS NOT CLOSE!!!!

DIMITROV DOMINATED WITH HIS SERVE IN THE 3-SET VICTORY.ELIMINATING WIMBLEDON'S DEFENDING CHAMP. Return to index of stories...


WIMBLEDON WINNERS-ON CAM


DIMITROV WILL FACE NOVAK DJOKOVIC IN ONE OF FRIDAY'S SEMIFINALS.

DJOKOVIC NEEDED 5 SETS TO BEAT MARIN CHEL-ICH.

AND ROGER FEDERER NEEDED 4 SETS TO ADVANCE TO HIS 35-TH CAREER GRAND SLAM SEMIFINAL. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


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AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-VOTOPS-OC


FOR THE FIRST TIME WE'RE HEARING FROM THE MEN WHO SAVED SEVEN PUPPIES FROM A HOT TRUCK IN FORT MYERS.

AND WE'RE FINDING OUT WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE LITTER.

AND N-B-C TWO DISCOVERS WHAT LED INVESTIGATORS TO SIX TEENS ACCUSED OF TAKING A JOY RIDE AND VANDALIZING A LEE COUNTY SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


SAME SEX HEARING-trxLIVE U


WE WANT TO CHECK IN WITH BREAKING NEWS WE BROUGHT YOU AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR.

THIS IS A LIVE PICTURE OUTSIDE A MIAMI COURTROOM WHERE A HEARING JUST ENDED FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE RIGHTS.

SIX SAME SEX COUPLES SUED THE STATE TRYING TO OVERTURN THE MARRIAGE BAN.

WE EXPECT A RULING FROM THE JUDGE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. Return to index of stories...


SPACE STATION TS ARTHUR-VOTOPS


WE'RE GETTING A DIFFERENT LOOK AT TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR.

ASTRONAUT REID WISEMAN TOOK THIS PICTURE AND POSTED IT ON HIS TWITTER PAGE.

YOU CAN JUST MAKE OUT THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA AS THE STROM SPINS IN THE ATLANTIC. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


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