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ANCHOR SUPERS HL2) MOTHER LOST CELL PHONE HELP-TRXSOTVO
DIRECTORS PAGE HL3) MISSING MARINE WIFE-TRX-SOTVO
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP
GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH GOOD MORNING-2 SHOT PUSH
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL
PHLLY DEADLY FIRE-trxLIVE LOOK DEADLY PHILLY FIRE-TRX LIVE LOOK
HURRICANE AURTHUR-trxVOWIPE MEET THE PRESS SUNDAY-trxOTS, VO
HURRICANE AURTHUR-SOTVO DEP LETTER UPDATE-OC, VIDBOX, OC
RED WHITE AND BOOM-ONCAM SEMINOLE AMOEBA DEATH-SS, VO
RED WHITE AND BOOM-PKG KFC PITBULL GIRL UPDATE-VO
RED WHITE AND BOOM-TAG MOTHER LOST CELL PHONE HELP-TC MON
NEW CAPE DRONE FIREWORKS VID-trxVOTOPS MOTHER LOST CELL PHONE HELP-trxPKG
LEHIGH FIRE RIDEALONG-NATVO DRUNK DRIVING ANNIVERSARY-VO WIPE
LEHIGH FIRE RIDEALONG-SOT, CG, OC DRUNK DRIVING ANNIVERSARY-SOTVO OC BNR
FHP DUI WOLFPACK-OTS WEEKEND GAS PRICES-OTS
FMPD IMPAIRED DRIVERS-ONCAM WEEKEND GAS PRICES-PKG
CURRENT GAS PRICES-TRXCGTOPS GAS PRICES ON NBC2.COM-OTS
CREDIT CARD THEFT-trx 4 SS NO FDOT WORK TODAY-CG
BEACH WATER LINE HIT-OC, SS, OC RIVER DISTRICT RAMBLE-SS
BEACH WATER LINE HIT-SOT, OC THE LITTLE MERMAID-SSTOPS
BEACH RENOURISH-VOTOPS ROCKIN ON THE RIVER-SSTOPS
FMB ALGAE-trxVOTOPS FORECAST WHAT'S TRENDING-WX ANIBOX
RIP TIDE WARNING-OTS BREAK FOUR AT 6:39:30
SWELTERING HEAT WARNING-ONCAM 6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
MARCO ISLAND BEACH CLEANUP-CGTOPS CROSS TALK-2SHOT
CONSERVANCY MILITARY-SSTOPS 6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
REPTI DAY AT BELL TOWER-SSTOPS OFFICER BEATS WOMAN-VOWIPE
FORECAST TODAY'S DAYPLANNER-WX ANIBOX OFFICER BEATS WOMAN-SOTVO
BREAK ONE AT 6:09:30 MISSING MARINE WIFE-ONCAM
6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP MISSING MARINE WIFE-trxPKG
CROSS TALK-2SHOT ORGAN TRANSPLANT LIST-VO
6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL MRI PACEMAKER-CLIP, BUBBA
SPORTS WRAP-PKG MRI PACEMAKER-PKG
MIRACLE FIREWORKS-OTS, CG MRI PACEMAKER-TAG
CAPE BMX PARK-SSTOPS TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT
LIBERTY RIDE-SSTOPS BREAK FIVE AT 6:49:45
NAPLES TRIATHLON-SSTOPS 6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
FREE ADMISSION NAPLES ZOO-CGTOPS 6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
TOSS TO BREAK-1 SHOT AMAZON TOP RETAILER-trxVOTOPS
BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30 BIG CAR SHOW-SS
6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP SIDE WALK SALE-CG
6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL PYTHON CAUGHT-SSTOPS
JULY 4TH SALES-ONCAM COUGAR IN TREE-trxVOTOPS
JULY 4TH SALES-PKG STAR SPANGLED BANNER ANNIVERSARY-NATVOTOPS
CHARCO FOURTH PARADE-VOWIPE TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
CHARCO FOURTH PARADE-SOTVO TS PHILADELPHIA DEADLY FIRE-LIVE LOOK
USCG PREPS-VOWIPE TS CREDIT CARD THEFT-SS(2)
USCG PREPS-SOTVO TS BEACH WATER LINE HIT-VOTOPS
TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT TS TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR-VOTOPS
BREAK THREE AT 6:27:15 FINAL FORECAST-WX GFX
HL1) KFC PITBULL GIRL UPDATE-TRX-VO GOODBYE-2SHOT


ANCHOR SUPERS


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DIRECTORS PAGE


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NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


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GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH


GOOD MORNING --

IT'S GREAT TO SEE YOU ON THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND --

THANKS FOR WAKING UP WITH US --

I'M CLIFTON FRENCH --

I'M ALEX DE ARMAS --

WE HAVE A LOT OF NEWS TO CATCH YOU UP ON THIS MORNING --

THERE'S A DEADLY FIRE IN PHILADELPHIA -- WHERE SEVERAL CHILDREN HAVE BEEN KILLED --

BUT FIRST, WE'VE HAD A COUPLE OF DRY DAYS HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- BUT RAIN IS BACK IN THE FORECAST --

METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING IS IN THE NBC2 FIRST ALERT HURRICANE TRACKING CENTER WITH YOUR HOLIDAY WEEKEND FORECAST -- JASON. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


After a clear and quiet night for all the 4th of July celebrations across Southwest Florida, we're set to see an uptick in rain chances over the weekend as we transition into more of a routine summer pattern.

Most of us will start of the morning with sunny and mainly dry weather, but don't be surprised if a few spotty showers develop close to the coast through the morning.

The prime time for showers and storms will be from the mid afternoon through the early evening, and the highest concentration of storms will develop deeper inland. However, there is the potential that a few of our inland storms may push back toward the coast as we head into the late afternoon and evening.

Outside of today's storms, expect tons of sun and plenty of heat with temperatures soaring into the low to mid 90s through the afternoon.

At the beaches, temperatures won't be quite as toasty, and the forecast looks pretty nice for all the boaters and beach goers; winds will be light and variable through the morning and then becoming southwesterly by the afternoon at 5-10. Our inland waters should stay pretty smooth today unless you're close to a thunderstorm. The water temperature in the Gulf is 88 degrees at Fort Myers Beach.

For the second half of our weekend, expect to see a few more storms developing Sunday afternoon, particularly over our inland communities, but like today, the storms will tend to migrate closer to the coast later in the day.

We stay in a very routine summer pattern as we head into the upcoming week; each day will feature hot, humid, and sunny conditions with highs in the low to mid 90s before the storms start roaming around Southwest Florida by the afternoon and evening.

ARTHUR WEAKENING AND RACING AWAY

Tropical Storm Arthur is weakening quickly today as it races over the Canadian Maritimes. Arthur's impacts on the northeastern U.S. is now fading, and the storm will quickly lose its tropical status later this weekend as it gets pulled northward into the higher latitudes.

Elsewhere in the tropics, all is quiet, and no tropical development is expected in the immediate future.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


PHLLY DEADLY FIRE-trxLIVE LOOK


NBC2 TRACKING BREAKING NEWS THIS MORNING OUT OF PHILADELPHIA --

WE'RE LEARNING FOUR KIDS DIED IN A MASSIVE FIRE THIS MORNIG --

LET'S GIVE YOU SOME LIVE PICTURES RIGHT NOW --

THIS IS FROM OUR AFFILIATE W-C-A-U'S CHOPPER --

YOU CAN SEE THE AFTERMATH FROM THAT FIRE.

THIS IS ALL BRAND NEW INFORMATION --

WE KNOW 10 HOMES ARE DESTORYED --

DOZENS OF PEOPLE ARE DISPLACED --

WE'RE TOLD IT HAPPENED AROUND THREE THIS MORNING.

WE'RE GOING TO STAY ON TOP OF THIS BREAKING NEWS AND BRING YOU UPDATES AS SOON AS WE GET THEM -- Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE AURTHUR-trxVOWIPE


WHILE TROPICAL STORM AUTHUR CONTINUES IT'S WAY NORTH --

NBC2 IS UNCOVERING THE DAMAGE IT LEFT BEHIND IN NORTH CAROLINA'S OUTER BANKS WHERE IT MADE LANDFALL EARLY INDEPENDENCE DAY MORNING --

THE FIRST HURRICANE OF THE SEASON MADE LANDFALL AS A CATEGORY TWO STORM --

WINDS GUSTED TO 101 MILES PER HOUR --

SEVERAL TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN --

THE STORM SURGE FLOODED HISTORIC MANTEO --

SEVERAL ROADS WERE DESTROYED --

BEACHES WERE ERODED AND HOUSES WERE DAMAGED -- Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE AURTHUR-SOTVO


SOT This is not our first day at the rodeo, we have been through this many times before in this outer banks. Winds blow, storms come , we come clean up, next day we do what we do.

TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS ARE STILL IN EFFECT THIS EVENING IN MASSACHUSETTS WITH WATCHES FARTHER NORTH.

WE'RE LEARNING THE BEACHES IN NORTH CAROLINA A BACK OPEN THIS MORNING -- Return to index of stories...


RED WHITE AND BOOM-ONCAM


TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAD THEIR EYES TO THE SKY LAST NIGHT FOR CAPE CORAL'S ANNUAL RED WHITE AND BOOM CELEBRATION.

THE LARGEST FIREWORKS DISPLAY IN ALL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ALMOST DIDNT HAPPEN THIS YEAR. BUT LAST NIGHT IT WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH.

NBC2'S LAURA ROBERTS EXPLAINS HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO PULL IT OFF AND WHAT THIS MEANS FOR NEXT YEAR'S CELEBRATION. Return to index of stories...


RED WHITE AND BOOM-PKG


IN CAPE CORAL - THERE IS NO FOURTH OF JULY WITHOUT THE RED WHITE AND BOOM

** nat sound fireworks**

Ralph sandillo

20:58 20:02

It needs to be something that Cape Coral does every year

BUT THIS YEAR - RED WHITE AND BOOM WAS DOOMED.

THE CITY COULDNT AFFORD IT.

Marni Sawicki

Cape Coral mayor

35:57 36:01

We weren't gonna have it it was just simply a matter of funding and the chamber couldn't do it any longer

LEAVING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WORRIED THEIR FAVORITE FOURTH OF JULY TRADITION WOULD BE CANCELED.

Deanna Cobb

Cape Coral

39:22 29:26

Oh I was pretty devastated over that because I love it and the kids love it

LOCAL COMPANY STORM SMART KEPT THAT FROM HAPPENING -

OFFERING TO STEP UP AS A TITLE SPONSOR AND SAVE THE SHOW.

Brian rist

President storm smart

33:50 33:57

I thought how could you not keep doing that and so the thought of not having red white and boom was just not an option

AND THIS CROWD IS THANKFUL FOR THAT.

THEY WERE ABLE TO ENJOY A DAY OF MUSIC FOOD AND FUN

Ayden

Cape Coral

37:08 37:12

Been doing a lot of stuff

THAT ENDED WITH A BANG.

Deanna Cobb

Cape Coral

40:04 40:12

It's just american you know its just American you have to have fireworks on the 4th of July Return to index of stories...


RED WHITE AND BOOM-TAG


LAURA ROBERTS WITH THAT REPORT.

AS FOR NEXT YEAR'S CELEBRATION --

THE PRESIDENT OF STORM SMART SAYS HE'S NOT SURE IF THEY'LL SPONSOR THE EVENT AGAIN.

BUT MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI SAYS SHE'S NOT WORRIED ABOUT IT. Return to index of stories...


NEW CAPE DRONE FIREWORKS VID-trxVOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIEW OF THE SHOW --

A VIEWER SENT US THIS VIDEO FROM THE RED WHITE AND BOOM FIREWORKS DISPLAY, SHOT WITH A DRONE!

WE'D LIKE TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO PAUL TAYLOR FOR SHARING THIS WITH US --

IF YOU HAVE ANY VIDEO OR PICTURES YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH US -- JUST SEND THEM TO PICS-AT-NBC-2.COM OR POST THEM TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FIRE RIDEALONG-NATVO


THE FOURTH OF JULY IS A BUSY HOLIDAY FOR LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS --

NBC-2 UNCOVERED WHY ONE LOCAL FIRE DISTRICT SAYS THE HOLIDAY MAY HAVE BE EVEN BUSIER THAN THE PAST.

nats of siren

NBC2 RODE ALONG WITH LEE COUNTYS LARGEST AND BUSIEST DISTRICT FRIDAY.

LEHIGH ACRES FIREFIGHTERS SAY THEY GET THE MOST CALLS YEAR ROUND - NO MATTER WHAT DAY IT IS.

WE WERE THERE AS FIRST RESPONDERS GOT THEIR FIRST FIREWORKS RELATED CALL--

CAUSING A SMALL BRUSH FIRE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FIRE RIDEALONG-SOT, CG, OC


Chad Ketron, Acting Battalion Chief Lehigh Acres Fire District

:48:49 We were able to jump on it in time and get a good stop to

before it spread, and luckily it was in light fuel. we were actually

lucky today because if it was in heavier fuel it could have been a lot

worse."

WE DID SOME DIGGING AND COMPARED THE NUMBERS OF CALLS THE DISTRICT

RECIEVES ON THE FOURTH OF JULY-- TO THE NUMBER OF CALLS ON A NORMAL

DAY.

HER'ES WHAT WE FOUND OUT--

THERE ISN'T A HUGE DIFFERENCE.

THE DISTRICT SAYS BECAUSE THE HOLIDAY FELL ON A FRIDAY THIS YEAR--

THEY COULD BE BUSIER.

MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF THE CALLS ON INDEPENDENCE DAY START AFTER 3PM -

ONCE PEOPLE START GRILLING OUT, DRINKING AND LIGHTING FIREWORKS. Return to index of stories...


FHP DUI WOLFPACK-OTS


DON'T BE SURPRISED IF YOU SEE MORE STATE TROOPERS ON THE ROADS THIS WEEKEND.

A TASK FORCE CALLED "D-U-I WOLFPACK" WILL BE LOOKING FOR DRUNK DRIVERS ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THEY SAY THE FOURTH OF JULY IS ONE OF THE DEADLIEST DAYS OF THE YEAR FOR ALCOHOL-RELATED CRASHES. Return to index of stories...


FMPD IMPAIRED DRIVERS-ONCAM


THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ALSO PICKING UP PATROLS THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND -- PATROLLING CITY STREETS.

PLAN AHEAD -- AND DESIGNATE A SOBER DRIVER. Return to index of stories...


CURRENT GAS PRICES-TRXCGTOPS


NBC2 IS TRACKING YOUR GAS PRICES AS YOU GET ON THE ROADS THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

RIGHT NOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR REGULAR SITS AT $3.66.

IN FLORIDA YOU'LL PAY $3.60.

AND HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THE AVERAGE SITS AT $3.65

THAT'S ONE PENNY HIGHER FROM YESTERDAY! Return to index of stories...


CREDIT CARD THEFT-trx 4 SS


AN NBC2 CRIME ALERT FOR YOU THIS MORNING --

CRIME STOPPERS SAYS--

THIS WOMAN USED A STOLEN CREDIT CARD TO RACK UP MORE THAN 900 DOLLARS IN CHARGES.

THE CARD WAS STOLEN FROM A MAN'S CAR AT L-A FITNESS, IN THE GULF COAST TOWN CENTER, TUESDAY NIGHT.

IT WAS USED AT THE TARGET STORE, ALSO AT THE GULF COAST TOWN CENTER.

IF YOU KNOW WHO THIS WOMAN IS, YOU ARE ASKED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS IMMEDIATLY. Return to index of stories...


BEACH WATER LINE HIT-OC, SS, OC


THE TOWN OF FORT MYERS BEACH HAS TO FOOT A BIG BILL AFTER AN ACCIDENT DAMAGED WATER LINES THERE.

CRIME STOPPERS IS ASKING FOR YOUR HELP TO FIND THE DRIVER.

DEPUTIES BELIEVE A BLACK CAR HIT A FIRE HYDRANT ON ESTERO BOULEVARD.

IT HAPPENED LAST SATURDAY AROUND 12-15 IN THE MORNING.

THE CRASH CAUSED A WATER MAIN BREAK.

SEVERAL BLOCKS WERE FLOODED AND CAUSED 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

REPAIRS WERE ABLE TO BE MADE OVERNIGHT, AND WATER WAS RESTORED THE NEXT DAY. Return to index of stories...


BEACH WATER LINE HIT-SOT, OC


TAKE SOT--

Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers

23:28:26 "Estero Boulevard especially now during the summer anytime of day or night there's a lot of people there, and a lot of people may have seen this crash and not thought that they needed to report it to law enforcement." 23:28:37

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU ARE ASKED TO CALL CRIME STOPPERS.

YOU CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS.

IF YOUR TIP LEADS TO AN ARREST YOU COULD RECEIVE A CASH REWARD. Return to index of stories...


BEACH RENOURISH-VOTOPS


YOU'LL BE SEEING SOME HEAVY CONSTRUCTION ON SOME LEE COUNTY BEACHES THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

WORKERS ARE ADDING SAND TO BONITA BEACH.

A PIPELINE RUNS FROM LOVERS KEY SOUTH ALONG THE SHORELINE TO BONITA.

BOATERS NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR THAT PIPE.

COUNTY LEADERS SAY THE WORK WILL NOT IMPACT PEOPLE HEADING TO THE BEACH. Return to index of stories...


FMB ALGAE-trxVOTOPS


YOU'LL PROBABLY FEEL SOME MUCK IN THE WATER THIS WEEKEND.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ALGAE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

IT IS THE FIRST TIME THIS ALGAE HAS BLOOMED IN AT LEAST EIGHT YEARS.

NBC-2 SPOKE WITH SEVERAL PEOPLE.

THEY SAY YOU CAN'T REALLY SEE IT, BUT YOU'LL PROBABLY FEEL THE SLIME BRUSH UP AGAINST YOU.

IT'S STILL SAFE TO GO IN THE WATER.

RESEARCHERS SAY THIS COULD BE CAUSED BY LAST YEAR'S LAKE OKEECHOBEE RELEASES. Return to index of stories...


RIP TIDE WARNING-OTS


A REMINDER TO BE CAREFUL IN THE WATER THIS WEEKEND --

STRONG RIP CURRENTS COULD HAPPEN ALONG THE COAST.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS THE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IS LOW.

BUT STRONG WATER COULD BE NEAR PIERS AND JETTIES.

IF YOU'RE IN A RIP CURRENT, DON'T FIGHT IT.

SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE UNTIL YOU'RE OUT OF THE CURRENT. Return to index of stories...


SWELTERING HEAT WARNING-ONCAM


MAKE SURE YOU'RE STAYING HYDRATED THIS WEEKEND.

HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE ESPECIALLY WARNING THE ELDERY, AND PEOPLE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.

HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES SKYROCKET IN THE SUMMER.

SYMPTOMS OF DEHYDRATION AND HEAT EXHAUSTION INCLUDE PALENESS, MUSCLE CRAMPS, HEAD-ACHES AND NAUSEA.

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER THROUGHOUT THE DAY --EVEN IF YOU DON'T FEEL THIRSTY. Return to index of stories...


MARCO ISLAND BEACH CLEANUP-CGTOPS


AFTER THE FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVITIES -- COMES THE CLEANING.

THE CITY OF MARCO ISLAND IS ASKING FOR SOME VOLUNTEERS TO HELP CLEAN UP THE BEACHES THIS MORNING.

IT'S FROM 8 TO 10.

MEET AT THE SOUTH BEACH BOARDWALK ON SOUTH COLLIER BOULEVARD. Return to index of stories...


CONSERVANCY MILITARY-SSTOPS


CURRENT AND RETIRED MILITARY GET IN FREE AT THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY.

IT'S LOCATED IN NAPLES RIGHT NEXT TO THE ZOO.

YOU CAN ENJOY THE 21-ACRE NATURE EXPERIENCE WITH KAYAKING, HIKING, AND IT'S ALSO A SITE ON THE GREAT FLORIDA BIRDING TRAIL.

HOURS TODAY ARE 9:30 TO 4:30. Return to index of stories...


REPTI DAY AT BELL TOWER-SSTOPS


YOU CAN CATCH SOME REPTILES AND EXOTIC ANIMALS TODAY.

THERE'S A SHOW AT THE CROWNE PLAZA AT THE BELL TOWER SHOPS.

IT'S FROM 10 TO FIVE.

TICKETS ARE 10 BUCKS FOR ADULTS, FIVE FOR KIDS.

IF YOU'RE UNDER FIVE YEARS OLD -- YOU GET IN FREE!

ReptiDa

Ft Myers Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

Description:

ReptiDay Ft. Myers is a one-day reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone! Hours: Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm Admission: Adults - $10, Children - $5, Under 5 - Free Visit our website for special offers on Early Entry VIP tickets

Occurs once: Jul 5, 2014

Contact Name: Repticon Staff

Contact Email: info@repticon.com

Contact Phone: 863-268-4273

Location:

Crowne Plaza Fort Myers At Bell Tower Shops

13051 Bell Tower Dr. Fort Myers, FL , Fort Myers, FL 33907

Ticket Price: Adults - $10, Children - $5, 4 & under - Free

Ticketing Phone: 863-268-4273

Ticketing URL: http:/www.reptiday.com/tickets.html Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TODAY'S DAYPLANNER-WX ANIBOX


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


BREAK ONE AT 6:09:30


6:09:35 Return to index of stories...


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


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CROSS TALK-2SHOT


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


After a clear and quiet night for all the 4th of July celebrations across Southwest Florida, we're set to see an uptick in rain chances over the weekend as we transition into more of a routine summer pattern.

Most of us will start of the morning with sunny and mainly dry weather, but don't be surprised if a few spotty showers develop close to the coast through the morning.

The prime time for showers and storms will be from the mid afternoon through the early evening, and the highest concentration of storms will develop deeper inland. However, there is the potential that a few of our inland storms may push back toward the coast as we head into the late afternoon and evening.

Outside of today's storms, expect tons of sun and plenty of heat with temperatures soaring into the low to mid 90s through the afternoon.

At the beaches, temperatures won't be quite as toasty, and the forecast looks pretty nice for all the boaters and beach goers; winds will be light and variable through the morning and then becoming southwesterly by the afternoon at 5-10. Our inland waters should stay pretty smooth today unless you're close to a thunderstorm. The water temperature in the Gulf is 88 degrees at Fort Myers Beach.

For the second half of our weekend, expect to see a few more storms developing Sunday afternoon, particularly over our inland communities, but like today, the storms will tend to migrate closer to the coast later in the day.

We stay in a very routine summer pattern as we head into the upcoming week; each day will feature hot, humid, and sunny conditions with highs in the low to mid 90s before the storms start roaming around Southwest Florida by the afternoon and evening.

ARTHUR WEAKENING AND RACING AWAY

Tropical Storm Arthur is weakening quickly today as it races over the Canadian Maritimes. Arthur's impacts on the northeastern U.S. is now fading, and the storm will quickly lose its tropical status later this weekend as it gets pulled northward into the higher latitudes.

Elsewhere in the tropics, all is quiet, and no tropical development is expected in the immediate future.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS WRAP-PKG


ONE OF THE TOP PLAYERS IN THE WORLD CUP. BRAZIL'S NEYMAR. IS OUT FOR THE REST OF THE TOURNAMENT.

THE BRAZILIAN SCORING MACHINE BROKE A VERTABRAE WHEN HE WAS KNEED IN THE BACK LATE IN FRIDAY'S BRAZIL/COLOMBIA MATCH.

NEYMAR HAD SCORED FOUR GOALS IN THIS YEAR'S WORLD CUP.

BRAZIL AND COLOMBIA WERE PLAYING FOR A SPOT IN THE WORLD CUP SEMIFINALS.

NEYMAR. MAKING A BIG PLAY BEFORE GETTING HURT. HIS CORNER KICK. PERFECT. THIAGO SILVA BOOTS IT IN THE NET. ONE-NIL BRAZIL.

BRAZIL GETS ANOTHER GOAL. AND HOLDS ONTO WIN, 2-1. PUNCHING A TICKET TO THE FINAL FOUR.

EARLIER IN THE DAY. GERMANY AND FRANCE. IN THEIR OWN QUARTERFINAL MATCH.

MATT HUMMELS. GETTING THINGS GOING FOR THE GERMANS. USING HIS HEAD. ONE-NIL GERMANY.

STILL ONE-NIL IN SECOND HALF STOPPAGE TIME. FRANCE LOOKING TO TIE. BUT KARIM BENZEMA'S SHOT. KNOCKED AWAY BY MANUEL NEUER.

GERMANY WINS, ONE-NIL. AND WILL FACE BRAZIL IN THE WORLD CUP SEMIS ON TUESDAY.

ALVA'S ROSS CHASTAIN SAID THE BIGGEST THRILL OF HIS NASCAR TRUCK SERIES CAREER HAS BEEN RACING AT DAYTONA.

TONIGHT. ROSS GOT A CHANCE TO ATTACK THE TRACK IN A NATIONWIDE SERIES CAR FOR THE FIRST TIME.

CHASTAIN STARTED 33RD IN HIS THIRD NATIONWIDE SERIES RACE. THE SUBWAY FIRECRACKER 250.

HE'D FINISH 29TH. JUST AVOIDING BEING PART OF A WRECK LATE. AS BRENDAN GAUGHAN SPINS OUT.

THE RACE ENDED IN A GREEN-WHITE-CHECKERED FINISH. KASEY KAHNE. JUST EDGING OUT REGAN SMITH TO WIN AT DAYTONA.

WE HAVE A MONSTER MATCHUP IN STORE FOR THE WIMBLEDON MEN'S FINAL.

ROGER FEDERER KNOCKED OUT MEELOS ROWNICH IN STRAIGHT SETS IN FRIDAY'S SEMIS.

SO HE'LL PLAY FOR A RECORD 8TH WIMBLEDON MEN'S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP.

HIS OPPONENT WILL BE TOP SEED NOVAK DJOKOVIC. WHO HAD TO FIGHT A LITTLE HARDER FOR A FOUR-SET SEMIFINAL WIN OVER GRIGOR DIMITROV.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THIS WILL BE JUST THE SECOND TIME THEY'VE FACED OFF IN A GRAND SLAM FINAL.

GENIE BOUCHARD AND PETRA KVITOVA WILL PLAY FOR THE WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY.

THE RED SOX/O'S GAME WAS POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER.

THAT CANCELED PREGAME CEREMONIES TO CELEBRATE JULY FOURTH. AND THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF LOU GEHRIG'S FAREWELL SPEECH.

THE SOX AND O'S WILL PLAY A DAY/NIGHT DOUBLEHEADER ON SATURDAY.

CHRIS SALE MAY HAVE ABSOLUTELY CEMENTED ANOTHER ALL-STAR BID TONIGHT.

THE FORMER F-G-C-U STAR AND WHITE SOX ACE. ALMOST UNHITTABLE. MOWING THROUGH THE MARINERS. ROBINSON CANO GOES DOWN SWINGING HERE.

SALE WENT THE DISTANCE. ONLY GIVING UP A SINGLE RUN IN THE NINTH. STRIKING OUT TWELVE.

CHRIS, NOW EIGHT-AND-ONE. JUST MISSING HIS SECOND CAREER SHUTOUT.

WHITE SOX WIN, 7-1.

THE RAYS. OUT FOR THEIR EIGHTH WIN IN TEN GAMES. AT DETROIT.

FOURTH INNING. EVAN LONGORIA. BREAKING OUT THE BOMMYKNOCKER. SOLO HOMER. HIS 11TH. 2-0 RAYS.

JOE MADDON WAS EJECTED IN THE 6TH. DIDN'T MATTER. RAYS WIN, 6-3.

THE YANKEES. WITH THEIR OWN TRIBUTES TO LOU GEHRIG IN MINNESOTA.

TWINS WERE DOWN THREE BEFORE THEY EVEN GOT TO HIT. LEADOFF HITTER BRIAN DOZIER TRYING TO CHANGE THAT. SOLO HOMER HIS 16TH. STILL 3-1 YANKEES.

NEW YORK WOULD NEVER LOSE ITS LEAD. JACOBY ELLSBURY WITH THE R-B-I SINGLE.

YANKEES HOLD ON TO WIN, 6-5.

IN THE MINORS. THE MIRACLE BEAT THE STONE CRABS, 6-1.

ADAM BRETT WALKER HITS HIS THIRD GRAND SLAM THIS YEAR. THE SEVENTH GRAND SLAM FOR FORT MYERS.

BOTH ARE NEW TEAM RECORDS.

AND WHAT A FOURTH OF JULY STORY AT THE P-G-A'S GREENBRIER CLASSIC.

A FORMER NAVY LIEUTENANT WHO YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF. BILLY HURLEY THE THIRD. WAS ON FIRE. GREAT SHOT AT SEVEN SETS UP THE BIRDIE. PART OF A ROUND OF 63.

HURLEY THE THIRD LEADS BY ONE AT NINE UNDER PAR.

NORTH FORT MYERS HS GRAD GEORGE MCNEILL. TIED FOR 25TH. SIX BACK AT THREE-UNDER PAR.

THAT'S YOUR MORNING SPORTS REPORT. WE'LL HAVE MORE SPORTS FOR YOU AT SIX AND ELEVEN O'CLOCK TONIGHT Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE FIREWORKS-OTS, CG


TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR TONIGHTS MIRACLE GAME AT HAMMOND STADIUM.

THE TEAM WILL TAKE THE FIELD AGAINST THE CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS.

FIRST PITCH IS AT 6:05.

YOU CAN ALSO CATCH FIREWORKS AFTER THE GAME. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BMX PARK-SSTOPS


THE STRAUSSER B-M-X PARK IN CAPE CORAL NOW OFFERS STRIDER RACING.

STRIDERS ARE BIKES WITH NO PEDALS FOR AGES UP TO FIVE YEARS OLD.

THERE'S A FREE GUIDED PRACTICE TODAY FROM 5:30 TO 6:30.

IT'S OFFERED THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Return to index of stories...


LIBERTY RIDE-SSTOPS


THERE'S A LIBERTY RIDE HAPPENING IN NAPLES TODAY.

YOU CAN STILL REGISTER FOR THE RIDE --

HEAD OUT THERE AT 7 A.M.

IT'S 30 BUCKS FOR A 50, 20 OR 10 MILE RIDE.

THE 50 MILE ROUTE KICKS OFF AT 7:30 -- THE OTHER TWO AT 9:30.

STARTING LOCATION IS BEHIND THE BIKE ROUTE STORE ON TAMIAMI TRAIL.

YOU'LL ALSO GET TO HAVE A BARBEQUE PICNIC. 2014 Liberty Ride

by the Naples Pathways Coalition

Saturday, July 5th

-registration 7 a.m.

50 mile ride 7:30am

10 & 20 mile ride 9:30 a.m.

2014 Liberty Ride - Saturday, July 5

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NAPLES PATHWAYS COALITION

2014 Liberty Ride

Saturday, July 5

Behind The Bike route

655 Tamiami Trail

Naples, FL 34102

Registration Fees:

$20 before June 29

$25 from June 29 to July 4

$30 day of event

Includes All-American BBQ Picnic

7am - Registration

7:30am - 50 Mile Ride Starts

9:30am - 10 & 20 Mile Rides Start

register at www.cyclingacrossamerica.com

www.naplespathways.org

239-777-7718

Naples Pathways Coalition | 300 5th Avenue South | Suite 101, Box 464 | Naples | FL | 34102 Return to index of stories...


NAPLES TRIATHLON-SSTOPS


THERE'S A DUATHLON AND TRIATHLON ON SUNDAY IN NAPLES.

IT'S AT SUGDEN REGIONAL PARK.

THE RACE STARTS AT 7 A.M.

ATHLETES WILL FIRST HIT THE WATERS FOR A QUARTER MILE SWIM --

THEN IT'S A BIKE RIDE AND A RUN.

Naples American Sprint Duathlon & Triathlon

Sunday, July 6th

Sugden Regional Park

Race times: Duathlon 7:00 a.m.

Triathlon 7:00 a.m.

Check out the video.maybe we can roll on mitto.seems like a cool event

http:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJwvnbn2lMY

The Naples American Sprint Duathlon and Triathlon at beautiful Sugden Regional Park will open its gates for what promises to be a great event. Swimmers will start on the sandy beach in the swimming area and swim exactly a quarter mile across to the Margaret A. Sugden Amphitheater where another fine sand beach awaits their transition to the bike. Spectators will have a unique view of the swim from either the elevated amphitheater or several piers that jut out into the crystal clear freshwater lake. A quick sprint across the hand set pavers and it's on to the scenic bike course. Then it is off to the run in one of the best places in all of Southwest Florida in that runners will have nearly 100% water views of wetlands, lakes, beaches, sailboats, the sailing center, piers, wildlife and all while running in mostly shade. Friends and family will greet racers at the finish in the front of the amphitheater. Return to index of stories...


FREE ADMISSION NAPLES ZOO-CGTOPS


MILITARY MEMBERS AND VETERANS GET IN FREE AT THE NAPLES ZOO THIS WEEKEND.

NO COUPON NEEDED -- JUST YOUR MILITARY I-D.

PLUS OTHERS IN YOUR PARTY GET TWO DOLLARS OFF ADMISSION.

THE DISCOUNT GOES THROUGH MONDAY -- Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-1 SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE TWOS IS STRAIGHT AHEAD AT 6-22. Return to index of stories...


BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30


6:19:45 Return to index of stories...


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


Return to index of stories...

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


After a clear and quiet night for all the 4th of July celebrations across Southwest Florida, we're set to see an uptick in rain chances over the weekend as we transition into more of a routine summer pattern.

Most of us will start of the morning with sunny and mainly dry weather, but don't be surprised if a few spotty showers develop close to the coast through the morning.

The prime time for showers and storms will be from the mid afternoon through the early evening, and the highest concentration of storms will develop deeper inland. However, there is the potential that a few of our inland storms may push back toward the coast as we head into the late afternoon and evening.

Outside of today's storms, expect tons of sun and plenty of heat with temperatures soaring into the low to mid 90s through the afternoon.

At the beaches, temperatures won't be quite as toasty, and the forecast looks pretty nice for all the boaters and beach goers; winds will be light and variable through the morning and then becoming southwesterly by the afternoon at 5-10. Our inland waters should stay pretty smooth today unless you're close to a thunderstorm. The water temperature in the Gulf is 88 degrees at Fort Myers Beach.

For the second half of our weekend, expect to see a few more storms developing Sunday afternoon, particularly over our inland communities, but like today, the storms will tend to migrate closer to the coast later in the day.

We stay in a very routine summer pattern as we head into the upcoming week; each day will feature hot, humid, and sunny conditions with highs in the low to mid 90s before the storms start roaming around Southwest Florida by the afternoon and evening.

ARTHUR WEAKENING AND RACING AWAY

Tropical Storm Arthur is weakening quickly today as it races over the Canadian Maritimes. Arthur's impacts on the northeastern U.S. is now fading, and the storm will quickly lose its tropical status later this weekend as it gets pulled northward into the higher latitudes.

Elsewhere in the tropics, all is quiet, and no tropical development is expected in the immediate future.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


JULY 4TH SALES-ONCAM


RARELY DO WE THINK OF JULY 4TH WEEKEND AS A RETAIL SHOPPING OPPORTUNITY --

BUT SOME RETAIL EXPERTS SAY MAYBE YOU SHOULD -- THIS YEAR ESPECIALLY.

NBC'S CHRIS CLACKUM HAS THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


JULY 4TH SALES-PKG


RETAIL EXPERTS SAY THAT BY JULY FOURTH, MOST PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY STOCKED UP ON SUMMER GOODS.

.SO, STORES ARE READY TO CLEAR SHELVES FOR THE NEXT SALES EVENT.

"You know, to retailers summer was so last month. They're looking forward to Fall already."

"Right now is a great time for bargain hunters. Retailers have marked down everything from the previous spring."

SO SUMMER SPORTING GOODS. SUMMER GEAR AND APPAREL, ESPECIALLY SWIMWEAR. AS WELL AS MUCH MORE. ARE BEING DEEPLY DISCOUNTED THIS WEEKEND.

"The discounts could be as high as 50, 60, even 75 percent."

MANDY WALKER AT CONSUMER REPORTS COMPILED A LIST OF THE TOP DEALS. A LIST THAT INCLUDES OUTDOOR FURNITURE.

"Retailers, actually they've been, they've been pushing this merchandise for a couple of months now. So, this is when they start to discount them. You can get a great deal on outdoor patio sets."

SHE SAYS CAR DEALERS HAVE SALES THIS WEEKEND, TOO. BUT WAITING UNTIL RIGHT BEFORE ARRIVAL OF NEXT YEAR'S MODEL WILL SAVE EVEN MORE.

CHRIS CLACKUM, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO FOURTH PARADE-VOWIPE


MANY HIT THE WATERS FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

THE "FREEDOM SWIM" ACROSS THE PEACE RIVER IS A 23 YEAR OLD TRADITION THAT ALWAYS ATTRACTS A CROWD.

SWIMMERS AND KAYAKERS STARTED THE ONE AND A HALF MILE JOURNEY ACROSS THE PEACE RIVER AT THE SOUTH-BOUND 41 BRIDGE.

PEOPLE TELL US IT'S THE PEACEFULLNESS THAT KEEPS THEM COMING BACK EACH YEAR. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO FOURTH PARADE-SOTVO


"it's a good time to see people and enjoy the harbor, it's unbelievable how calm it is out there when you're in the middle of the Peace River."

THE SWIM IS FOR ALL AGES.

IN FACT, EVENT ORGANIZERS SAY THE ONE OF THE OLDEST SWIMMERS ON FRIDAY WAS 87.

SWIMMERS FINISHED THEIR TRIP AT FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE ACROSS THE BRIDGE IN PUNTA GORDA.

THE FIRST SWIMMER ACROSS MADE THE TRIP IN 33 MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


USCG PREPS-VOWIPE


THE U-S COAST GUARD HAS A WARNING FOR BOATERS THIS WEEKEND --

THOUSANDS OF BOATERS ARE EXPECTED TO HIT THE GULF.

IN ADDITION TO HAVING LIFEJACKETS. THE COAST GUARD SAYS YOU SHOULD TELL OTHER PEOPLE WHERE YOU'RE BOATING AND HOW LONG YOU'LL BE OUT SO THAT THEY CAN FIND YOU IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

BOATERS ARE ALSO URGED NOT TO SHOOT EMERGENCY FLARES AS FIREWORKS. Return to index of stories...


USCG PREPS-SOTVO


George Beltran -- US Coast Guard

11:13:55 "If you happen to use them when you're not in distress, the Coast Guard will go out, we will respond. and thats also taking away from people that actually are in distress." 11:14:06

THEY ALSO REMIND BOATERS NOT TO DRINK AND DRIVE THEIR BOAT -- Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT


YOU ARE WATCHING NBC TWO NEWS TODAY.

STRAIGHT AHEAD, YOUR TOP STORIES AND BREAKING NEWS FROM OVERNIGHT.

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


BREAK THREE AT 6:27:15


6:27:15 Return to index of stories...


HL1) KFC PITBULL GIRL UPDATE-TRX-VO


Return to index of stories...

HL2) MOTHER LOST CELL PHONE HELP-TRXSOTVO


Kathleen Brennan, Donating Reward Money

23:35:51 "Please just give it back, let this mother have her memories of her son." 23:35:57 Return to index of stories...


HL3) MISSING MARINE WIFE-TRX-SOTVO


"We know that she is out there, it's just a matter of us trying to figure out exactly where." Return to index of stories...


NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

GOOD MORNING-2 SHOT PUSH


GOOD MORNING -- THANKS FOR JOINING US AGAIN.

I'M ALEX DE ARMAS.

AND I'M CLIFTON FRENCH.

IT'S STILL A HOLIDAY WEEKEND --

SO LET'S GET RIGHT TO TODAY'S FORECAST WITH NBC2'S METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


After a clear and quiet night for all the 4th of July celebrations across Southwest Florida, we're set to see an uptick in rain chances over the weekend as we transition into more of a routine summer pattern.

Most of us will start of the morning with sunny and mainly dry weather, but don't be surprised if a few spotty showers develop close to the coast through the morning.

The prime time for showers and storms will be from the mid afternoon through the early evening, and the highest concentration of storms will develop deeper inland. However, there is the potential that a few of our inland storms may push back toward the coast as we head into the late afternoon and evening.

Outside of today's storms, expect tons of sun and plenty of heat with temperatures soaring into the low to mid 90s through the afternoon.

At the beaches, temperatures won't be quite as toasty, and the forecast looks pretty nice for all the boaters and beach goers; winds will be light and variable through the morning and then becoming southwesterly by the afternoon at 5-10. Our inland waters should stay pretty smooth today unless you're close to a thunderstorm. The water temperature in the Gulf is 88 degrees at Fort Myers Beach.

For the second half of our weekend, expect to see a few more storms developing Sunday afternoon, particularly over our inland communities, but like today, the storms will tend to migrate closer to the coast later in the day.

We stay in a very routine summer pattern as we head into the upcoming week; each day will feature hot, humid, and sunny conditions with highs in the low to mid 90s before the storms start roaming around Southwest Florida by the afternoon and evening.

ARTHUR WEAKENING AND RACING AWAY

Tropical Storm Arthur is weakening quickly today as it races over the Canadian Maritimes. Arthur's impacts on the northeastern U.S. is now fading, and the storm will quickly lose its tropical status later this weekend as it gets pulled northward into the higher latitudes.

Elsewhere in the tropics, all is quiet, and no tropical development is expected in the immediate future.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY PHILLY FIRE-TRX LIVE LOOK


NBC2 TRACKING BREAKING NEWS THIS MORNING OUT OF PHILADELPHIA --

WE'RE LEARNING FOUR KIDS DIED IN AN EARLY MORNING FIRE.

LET'S GIVE YOU SOME LIVE PICTURES RIGHT NOW --

THIS IS FROM OUR AFFILIATE W-C-A-U'S CHOPPER --

YOU CAN SEE THE AFTERMATH FROM THAT THREE ALARM FIRE.

IT DeSTROYED AT LEAST EIGHT HOMES.

WE'RE TOLD IT HAPPENED AROUND THREE THIS MORNING.

THERE ARE NEW REPORTS THAT THE CHILDREN WERE TWO FOUR YEAR OLD TWINS -- A FOUR YEAR OLD BOY AND A ONE MONTH OLD BABY BOY.

WE KNOW DOZENS OF PEOPLE ARE DISPLACED --

WE'RE LEARNING NEW INFORMATION EVERY MINUTE --

KEEPING OUR EYES ON THE WIRES AND OUR AFFILIATES IN PHILADELPHIA Return to index of stories...


MEET THE PRESS SUNDAY-trxOTS, VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

NBC2 IS LOOKING AHEAD TO SUNDAY'S MEET THE PRESS --

THIS WEEK'S GUEST IS SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY JEH JOHNSON.

JOHNSON AND HOST DAVID GREGORY WILL TALK ABOUT THE RECENT HEIGHTENED TERROR ALERTS ON U-S BOUND FLIGHTS.

THERE'S GROWING CONCERN AL-QAEDA GROUPS ARE MAKING UNDETECTABLE BOMBS.

PLUS -- THEY'LL TALK ABOUT THE CRISIS AT THE BORDER -- THE THOUSANDS OF IMMIGRANTS STREAMING INTO THE COUNTRY.

YOU CAN CATCH MEET THE PRESS RIGHT HERE ON NBC2 ON SUNDAYS AFTER OUR NEWS AT 9:00.

JEH JOHNSON ON "MEET THE PRESS"

This Sunday on "Meet the Press," Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson joins David Gregory for a live interview. With heightened terror alerts on US-bound flights and the growing concern that Al-Qaeda groups may have learned to make undetectable bombs, can the government keep us safe? And chaos at the border, how will the US respond to the influx of immigrants and their young children streaming in to the country despite strong protests? Return to index of stories...


DEP LETTER UPDATE-OC, VIDBOX, OC


THIS MORNING, WE'RE LEARNING --

STATE LEADERS ARE CRACKING DOWN ON SAFETY REGULATIONS FOR A COLLIER COUNTY OIL SITE.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SENT A NOTICE TO THE PROPERTY OWNER WHERE DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY IS OPERATING.

THE D-E-P WANTS TO MAKE SURE THE OIL COMPANY IS FOLLOWING A LIST OF DEMANDS.

THERE ARE NINE OF THEM --

INCLUDING -- HOSTING THREE PUBLIC MEETINGS.

TESTIFYING BEFORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.

AND DEVELOPING A PLAN TO MONITOR GROUNDWATER.

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

THE DEPARTMENT IS IN THE PROCESS OF TESTING THE SITE'S GROUNDWATER FOR CONTAMINATION.

TWO ROUNDS OF TESTING HAVE COME BACK CLEAR. Return to index of stories...


SEMINOLE AMOEBA DEATH-SS, VO


HERE'S AN IMPORTANT STORY FOR YOU TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE YOU'RE SWIMMING THIS SUMMER.

A CHILD FROM SEMINOLE COUNTY DIED AFTER BEING EXPOSED TO A BRAIN EATING AMOEBA.

THE SCHOOL-AGED CHILD WAS PLAYING IN A HOT SPRING OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES WHEN HE WAS EXPOSED TO NAEGLERIA FOWLERI.

THE AMOEBA TRAVELS UP THE NOSE INTO THE SPINAL CORD.

YOU MAY REMEMBER LAST SUMMER--

A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BOY PASSED AWAY AFTER HIS MONTH LONG BATTLE WITH THE SAME AMOEBA.

12-YEAR-OLD ZACHARY REYNA GOT THE BRAIN-EATING AMOEBA WHILE KNEE BOARDING WITH HIS FRIENDS IN A WATER FILLED DITCH.

THIS AMOEBA CAN BE FOUND IN ANY BODY OF HOT-- STILL-- FRESH WATER.

HEALTH OFFICIALS RECOMMEND AVOID SWIMMING UNDER WATER WHILE IN ANY BODY OF FRESHWATER SUCH AS LAKES-RIVER- OR HOT SPRINGS. Return to index of stories...


KFC PITBULL GIRL UPDATE-VO


NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ABOUT THE MISSISSIPPI TODDLER WHOSE FACE WAS MAULED BY DOGS.

VICTORIA WILCHER LOST HER RIGHT EYE AND SUFFERED MULTIPLE FACIAL FRACTURES WHEN SHE WAS ATTACKED BY THREE PIT BULLS.

HER FAMILY CLAIMED SHE WAS KICKED OUT OF A K-F-C BECAUSE OF HER FACE --

BUT AN INVESTIGATION COULDN'T PROVE THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED --

WE'RE LEARNING, THE THREE YEAR OLD GIRL AND HER FAMILY WILL FLY TO NAPLES ON MONDAY.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO OUR NEWS PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS.

THE FAMILY AND VICTORIA WILL BE MEETING WITH THE NAPLES EYE DOCTOR WHO OFFERED TO HELP HER.

RAYMOND PETERS IS GIVING THE LITTLE GIRL A PROSTHETIC EYE.

WE'RE ALSO LEARNING -- THE FAMIL WON'T BE ACCEPTING K-F-C'S 30-THOUSAND DOLLAR DONATION.

INSTEAD, THEY WANT THE MONEY TO GO TO A FOUNDATION PUT TOGETHER BY HER DOCTOR.

They had claimed she was kicked out of a kfc.because of her face. But turns out.that was a lie.

JACKSON, Miss. - The family who says their 3-year-old girl was asked to leave a KFC restaurant because her scars disturbed customers won't directly accept a $30,000 donation but instead wants the money given to the foundation of a doctor who will work on her face, according to an attorney's statement.

Stile is a Las Vegas physician who has offered to donate his services to work on Victoria Wilcher's face, scarred from a pit bull mauling.

The restaurant chain had pledged the money to help with the medical bills of the 3-year-old, even though it says an investigation concluded that there was no proof that any employee asked her to leave the Jackson restaurant.

Kellum said the child's family stands by the claim.

Victoria was mauled by three pit bulls in April at the home of her grandfather, Donald Mullins of Simpson County. She lost her right eye and suffered multiple facial fractures.

Kellum told The Clarion-Ledger that the child and her mother and grandmother will fly to Florida on Monday for a preliminary examination at the Raymond E. Peters of the Center for Custom Prosthetics in Naples. He said the center has offered to provide Victoria with a prosthetic eye. Stile will attach the prosthetic eye in a later surgery. Return to index of stories...


MOTHER LOST CELL PHONE HELP-TC MON


THIS MORNING, A COMMUNITY IS RALLYING BEHIND A GRIEVING MOTHER --

ALL TO HELP HER GET HER PHONE BACK.

HER PHONE WAS STOLEN FROM A LEHIGH ACRES WALMART TWO WEEKS AGO.

ON IT -- PICTURES OF HER 12-YEAR-OLD SON WHO LOST HIS BATTLE WITH BRAIN CANCER.

NBC 2'S BRITTANY WEINER TALKED EXCLUSIVELY TO THE STRANGERS WHO ARE NOW OFFERING THEIR OWN REWARD TO HELP GET IT BACK. Return to index of stories...


MOTHER LOST CELL PHONE HELP-trxPKG


U-S MARINE MARIA MALDONADO WENT THROUGH SOMETHING NO MOTHER SHOULD HAVE TO.

FOR TWO YEARS SHE STOOD BY HER SON ETHAN'S SIDE AS HE BATTLED BRAIN CANCER.

Maria Maldonado, Ethan's Mother 321:36:20-21:36:23 "it's so heartbreaking when you can't understand your kid."

THURSDAY EVENING ETHAN LOST HIS BATTLE.

ALSO LOST ARE MARIA'S HAPPIER MEMORIES OF HER SON.

PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF WHEN ETHAN WAS HEALTHY ARE ON A PHONE WHICH WAS STOLEN TWO WEEKS AGO AT A WALMART IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE PHONE HAS NOT BEEN FOUND AND NO ONE HAS COME FORWARD.

Maria Maldonado, Ethan's Mother 21:36:34-21:36:43 "These are the memories stolen. It's frustrating to say the least."

THIS STORY HAS SPARKED HUNDREDS OF COMMENTS ON NBC 2'S FACEBOOK PAGE.

PEOPLE EXPRESSING FRUSTRATION AND WAYS THEY WANT TO HELP.

Kathleen Brennan, Donating Reward Money

23:32:04 "To have her experience this loss and her memories are on that camera, it's just breaking our hearts." 23:32:12

KATHLEEN BRENNAN DOESN'T KNOW MARIA, BUT SHE AND HER HUSBAND ARE OFFERING A 500 DOLLAR REWARD TO WHOEVER STOLE MARIA'S PHONE.

Kathleen Brennan, Donating Reward Money

23:32:39 "I mean if I had a million dollars to give the guy to get it back I would." 23:32:43

BRENNAN IS NOT THE ONLY ONE OFFERING A CASH INCENTIVE.

ONE MAN WHOSE SON WENT TO DAYCARE WITH ETHAN IS OFFERING 300 DOLLARS.

HE SAYS HIS SON LOOKED UP TO ETHAN.

Kathleen Brennan, Donating Reward Money

23:35:51 "Please just give it back, let this mother have her memories of her son." 23:35:57

A PLEA MANY HOPE WHOEVER TOOK THE PHONE IS LISTENING TO.

Maria Maldonado, Ethan's Mother

21:20:58-21:21:08 "You big jerk. Just give me the phone. I don't care. I'm not going to prosecute. You know, nothing is going to become of you. Just turn it in somewhere and give me my phone." Return to index of stories...


DRUNK DRIVING ANNIVERSARY-VO WIPE


IT'S THE WORST DAY OF THE YEAR FOR FATAL CAR CRASHES.

ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ASSOCIATION, 40 PERCENT OF ALL HIGHWAY DEATHS BETWEEN 2007 AND 2011 WERE CAUSED BY DRUNK DRIVING OVER THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND.

LAST YEAR -- NAPLES FIREFIGHTER COREY ADAMSKI AND HIS PREGNANT WIFE WERE INJURED WHEN THEY WERE HIT BY A DRUNK DRIVER ON JULY FOURTH.

THEIR BABY DIED --

THE DRUNK DRIVER LOST HIS LIFE.

ADAMSKI TOLD NBC 2 LAST YEAR HE ALWAYS KNEW ALCOHOL WAS A FACTOR. Return to index of stories...


DRUNK DRIVING ANNIVERSARY-SOTVO OC BNR


SOT--

Corey Adamski/13:14 "They lost a family member, we lost a family member, it's a hard thing to deal with and we can understand that and sympathize that."

DEPUTIES SAY THE DRUNK DRIVER -- ROBERT BRIDWELL DIED INSTANTLY AFTER HE CROSSED THE CENTER LANE ON STATE ROAD 82 AND HIT THE ADAMSKIS.

DEPUTIES TOLD NBC 2 HE WAS ONE AND A HALF TIME THE LEGAL ALCOHOL LIMIT.

THEY ALSO SAY DRUGS WERE FOUND IN HIS SYSTEM.

TRIPLE-A HAS A CAMPAIGN CALLED "TOW TO GO" TO HELP KEEP DRUNK DRIVERS OFF THE ROAD AND GET EVERYONE HOME SAFELY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO OUR WEBSITE NBC DASH 2 DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


WEEKEND GAS PRICES-OTS


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DRIVERS ARE DISHING OUT LOTS OF CASH AT THE PUMP.

SOME RELIEF MAY BE ON THE WAY IN A COUPLE DAYS.

BUT EXPERTS THINK PRICES WILL STAY THE SAME ALL WEEKEND.

WE ARE PAYING THE HIGHEST PRICE FOR GAS -- THIS JULY FOURTH WEEKEND -- IN SIX YEARS.

NBC 2'S TY RUSSELL DID SOME DIGGING TO FIND OUT *WHY DRIVERS ARE

EMPTYING THEIR WALLETS FOR GAS. Return to index of stories...


WEEKEND GAS PRICES-PKG


THE PRICE FOR GAS IS TOO HIGH FOR RANDY CARTY.

11:23:41-11:23:43

Randy Carty/ Driver

"It seems like they want it around four dollars a gallon."

TONIGHT, HE'S PAYING $3.61 PER GALLON FOR REGULAR GAS.

HE HOPES TO MAKE EVERY PENNY COUNT.

11:23:05-11:23:08

Randy Carty/ Driver

"I drive a little bit less and I'm conscious of my trips."

TRIPLE A TRAVELING EXPERTS SAY 40 MILLION PEOPLE ARE HITTING THE

ROAD THIS WEEKEND.

AND THEY'YRE BEING GREETED BY THE HIGHEST PRICE AT THE PUMP FOR

INDEPENDENCE DAY SINCE JULY FOURTH 2008.

Kent Cary/ drier

11:26:22-11:26:23

"I think it's crazy."

KENT CARY IS USING HIS MOTORCYCLE TO GET AROUND MORE OFTEN.

11:26:12-11:26:20

Kent Cary/ drier

"That's why I'm riding my bike tonight. If not, it'll

cost me $50 to go see fireworks versus maybe $10."

CARY CANT WAIT FOR PRICES TO DROP.

EXPERS SAY IT'S ALREADY HAPPENING.

GAS IS DOWN A NICKEL FROM LAST WEEK.

:08-:11

Tim finnegan/ driver

"That hurts everybody's budget and you have to cut back on other thins."

TRIPLE A WORKERS SAY THE GAS INDUSTRY IS SHORT ON SUPPLY.

THAT'S FROM PRODUCTION SITES BEING SHUT DOWN FOR A SHORT TIME IN IRAQ.

:04-:06

Matt lanphear/ driver

"I don't like looking at the gas prices because it's depressing."

EXPERTS BELIEVE PRICES SHOULD CONTINUE TO FALL SLOWLY.

TONIGHT, DRIVERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE PAYING 3-64 ON AVERAGE FOR

REGULAR GAS.

TWO CENTS LESS THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.

IN FORT MYERS. TY RUSSELL. NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


GAS PRICES ON NBC2.COM-OTS


YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE LOWEST GAS PRICES BY HEADING TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

UNDER THE NEWS TAB, LOOK FOR TRAFFIC, THEN CLICK ON PUMP PATROL. Return to index of stories...


NO FDOT WORK TODAY-CG


GOOD NEWS OUT ON THE ROADS IF YOU'RE TRAVELING THIS WEEKEND --

F-DOT IS SUSPENDING CONSTRUCTION ON MAJOR ROADWAYS ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TODAY F-DOT IS ALSO ENCOURAGING TRAVELERS TO CHECK ITS 511 TRAVELER INFORMATION SYSTEM.

IT WILL KEEP YOU UP TO DATE ON CRASHES, CONGESTION, CONSTRUCTION AND MORE ON INTERSTATES. TOLL ROADS AND OTHER MAJOR ROADWAYS.

YOU CAN CALL 511 FOR THE TOLL FREE UPDATES.

VISIT F-L-5-1-1 DOT COM. DOWNLOAD THE FLORIDA 5-1-1 MOBILE APP.

OR CHECK OUT THE TWITTER FEEDS. Return to index of stories...


RIVER DISTRICT RAMBLE-SS


TAKING A LOOK AT SOME THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND --

YOU'LL FIND SOME DISCOUNTS AND SPECIALS TONIGHT IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

IT'S THE RIVER DISTRICT RAMBLE PURCHASE.

IT'S FROM 6 TO 10.

CHECK IN IS AT 5:45 AT PATIO DE LEON --

IT'S 15 DOLLARS FOR WRISTBANDS.

River District Ramble Purchase

- discounts & specials from participating businesses

- 5:45 p.m. - check-in at Patio De Leon

- 6 - 10 p.m.

- $15 wristbands Return to index of stories...


THE LITTLE MERMAID-SSTOPS


YOU CAN CATCH THE LITTLE MERMAID AT THE BROADWAY PALM DINNER THEATER TODAY.

TICKETS AT 18 BUCKS.

IT STARTS AT NOON WITH A LUNCH -

THEN THE SHOW IS AT ONE.

title: 'The Little Mermaid'

-Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

- noon - lunch

- 1 p.m. - show

- tickets - $18 Return to index of stories...


ROCKIN ON THE RIVER-SSTOPS


IT'S ROCKIN ON THE RIVER AT CENTENNIAL PARK IN FORT MYERS TONIGHT.

IT'S FROM FIVE TO 11:30.

TICKETS ARE 30 BUCKS AT THE GATE.

KIDS 12 AND UNDER ARE FREE.

TONIGHT'S TRIBUTE IS TO ELTON JOHN AND BILLY JOEL.

- Centennial Park

- 5 - 11:30 p.m.

- tickets - $30 at gate

- kids 12 & under - free

- tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel Return to index of stories...


FORECAST WHAT'S TRENDING-WX ANIBOX


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BREAK FOUR AT 6:39:30


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


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


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CROSS TALK-2SHOT


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


After a clear and quiet night for all the 4th of July celebrations across Southwest Florida, we're set to see an uptick in rain chances over the weekend as we transition into more of a routine summer pattern.

Most of us will start of the morning with sunny and mainly dry weather, but don't be surprised if a few spotty showers develop close to the coast through the morning.

The prime time for showers and storms will be from the mid afternoon through the early evening, and the highest concentration of storms will develop deeper inland. However, there is the potential that a few of our inland storms may push back toward the coast as we head into the late afternoon and evening.

Outside of today's storms, expect tons of sun and plenty of heat with temperatures soaring into the low to mid 90s through the afternoon.

At the beaches, temperatures won't be quite as toasty, and the forecast looks pretty nice for all the boaters and beach goers; winds will be light and variable through the morning and then becoming southwesterly by the afternoon at 5-10. Our inland waters should stay pretty smooth today unless you're close to a thunderstorm. The water temperature in the Gulf is 88 degrees at Fort Myers Beach.

For the second half of our weekend, expect to see a few more storms developing Sunday afternoon, particularly over our inland communities, but like today, the storms will tend to migrate closer to the coast later in the day.

We stay in a very routine summer pattern as we head into the upcoming week; each day will feature hot, humid, and sunny conditions with highs in the low to mid 90s before the storms start roaming around Southwest Florida by the afternoon and evening.

ARTHUR WEAKENING AND RACING AWAY

Tropical Storm Arthur is weakening quickly today as it races over the Canadian Maritimes. Arthur's impacts on the northeastern U.S. is now fading, and the storm will quickly lose its tropical status later this weekend as it gets pulled northward into the higher latitudes.

Elsewhere in the tropics, all is quiet, and no tropical development is expected in the immediate future.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER BEATS WOMAN-VOWIPE


CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL IS INVESTIGATING A TROOPER AFTER HE IS CAUGHT REPEATEDLY PUNCHING A WOMAN.

THIS VIDEO IS INTENSE.

THE CONFRONTATION HAPPENED EARLIER THIS WEEK IN LOS ANGELES.

YOU CAN SEE THE WOMAN WALKING ON THE HIGHWAY, WHEN THE OFFICER GRABS HER AND STARTS PUNCHING HER.

HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICIALS SAY THE OFFICER WAS TRYING TO RESTRAIN HER BECAUSE SHE WAS ENDANGERING HERSELF AND PEOPLE IN TRAFFIC.

A PASSING DRIVER SHOT THE VIDEO. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER BEATS WOMAN-SOTVO


"She took a left, CHP ran, grabbed her. Intoxicated mentally ill, possibly."

THE OFFICER IS ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE DURING THE INVESTIGATION.

THE WOMAN WAS NOT HURT AND IS GOING THROUGH A PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION. Return to index of stories...


MISSING MARINE WIFE-ONCAM


AN INTENSE SEARCH IS UNDER WAY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK IN CALIFORNIA FOR THE WIFE OF A MARINE WHO IS THREE MONTHS PREGNANT.

SHE DISAPPEARED A WEEK AGO TODAY.

GREG LEE HAS MORE ON WHAT POLICE ARE CALLING A SUSPICIOUS DISAPPEARANCE.

THE SEARCH CONTINUES THIS MORNING --

FOR A PREGNANT MARINE WIFE WHO DISAPPEARED IN CALIFORNIA A WEEK AGO. Return to index of stories...


MISSING MARINE WIFE-trxPKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

A HELICOPTER TOOK OFF FRIDAY MORNING, GIVING TEAMS ANOTHER RESOURCE ON DAY 5 OF THE SEARCH FOR 19-YEAR-OLD ERIN CORWIN.

THE PREGNANT WIFE OF A MARINE WENT MISSING SATURDAY, LAST SEEN DRIVING AWAY FROM HER HOME AT THE BASE, FOR A TRIP TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK.

DESPITE TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES AND TREACHEROUS CONDITIONS, MORE THAN 30 SEARCH AND RESCUE VOLUNTEERS CONTINUE LOOKING.

"We know that she is out there, it's just a matter of us trying to figure out exactly where."

CAPTAIN MONDARY SAYS EACH DAY, DIFFERENT LEADS GIVE THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT HOPE AND DIRECTION - INCLUDING FINDING CORWINS' CAR ON MONDAY.

THEY'RE STILL MOVING FORWARD WITH EXTREME CAUTION BECAUSE THE POSSIBILITY OF FOUL PLAY IS VERY REAL.

"We are also looking at it as a potential criminal investigation so we don't want to destroy any evidence we may be able to recover."

WHILE THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES, THE COMMUNITY OF TWENTY-NINE PALMS IS HOLDING OUT HOPE SHE'S ALIVE AND WELL AND WILL BE FOUND.

HANNAH HULAK AND ANOTHER MARINE WIFE MADE MORE THAN 300 PURPLE RIBBONS, ERIN'S FAVORITE COLOR TO PASS OUT AT THE TOWN'S FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION.

MAKING SURE PEOPLE REMEMBER TO KEEP HER IN THEIR THOUGHTS.

"I hope she's out there and I hope she can see this, and if she is, I pray for her to come home safe."

AND UNTIL ERIN DOES COME HOME, HULAK SAYS SHE WON'T STOP THINKING ABOUT HER - AND SAYS NO ONE ELSE SHOULD EITHER.

"This could be you. This could be your family. This could be your, daughter brother sister mother. You wouldn't want people to give up on you, why give up on her." Twentynine Palms, CA

:28 -:31

Capt. Dale Mondary

San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department

1:16 - 1:24

Hannah Hulak

Marine Wife Return to index of stories...


ORGAN TRANSPLANT LIST-VO


NBC2 IS LEARNING LIMBS AND FACES ARE NOW APART OF THE NATIONAL ORGAN TRANSPLANT LIST --

IT'S PART OF AN EFFORT TO BOOST THE AVAILABILITY OF LIFE-CHANGING ORGANS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUFFERED SEVERE INJURIES.

SO FAR, 9 PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR FACE AND LIMB TRANSPLANTS. Return to index of stories...


MRI PACEMAKER-CLIP, BUBBA


IT'S A BREAKTHROUGH FOR PEOPLE WITH HEART PROBLEMS.

PACEMAKERS ARE LIFE SAVING ---

BUT THEY CAN PREVENT YOU FROM GETTING A CRUCIAL M-R-I SCAN WHEN INJURED OR ILL.

DOCTOR BRUCE HENSEL TELL US ABOUT A FIRST OF ITS KIND M-R-I FRIENDLY PACEMAKER --

HOPING TO CHANGE THAT. Return to index of stories...


MRI PACEMAKER-PKG


JOYCE SCHWARTZ IS GETTING A MRI-THAT SHE COULDN'T GET BEFORE. SHE HAS A PACEMAKER THAT WOULD HAVE MADE THE TEST IMPOSSIBLE

"we know in the old days that when people went through an mri by mistake the device sometimes got fried."

OR THE IMAGES WERE DISTORTED AND UNUSABLE. IN SOME CASES; IF THEPACER WAS FRIED IT COULD PUT THE PATIENT'S LIFE AT RISK. JOYCE; WHO HAD SEVERAL FALLS; WANTED THE OPTION OF GETTING AN MRI ON HER SHOULDER WITHOUT THAT POTENTIAL DANGER.

"i want to know if it's going to be something severe."

SO SHE'S VOLUNTEERED FOR A CLINICAL STUDY OF A NEW MRI FRIENDLY PACEMAKER CALLED THE ACCENT.

"this is the first pacemaker that's been released in the United States they can get total body mri studies."

DOCTOR RAYMOND SCHAERF SAYS THE NEW DEVICE REMOVES THE RESTRICTIONS ON WHAT PARTS OF THE BODY CAN BE SCANNED; THAT'S CRUCIAL BECAUSE THE EXACT PEOPLE WHO GET THE DEVICES END UP NEEDING AN MRI OF THE HEART AND BRAIN.

"what we find is that of all people that get pacemakers or defibrillators within 3 to 5 years… 70% of them can benefit with getting an mri done."

THE ACCENT PACEMAKER CAN BE PROGRAMMED WIRELESSLY SO THE DOCTOR CAN CHANGE ITS SETTINGS TO BEST ACCOMMODATE THE TEST. IT CAN BE SHUT OFF DURING THE PROCEDURE OR-AND THIS IS CRUCIAL- REMAIN ON IF THE PATIENT NEEDS IT.

"once Joyce's pacemaker is programmed…this device is used to make sure it's safe for the mri before she gets the test"

THE PROGRAMMING SHOWED THE PACER WAS SAFE. SO JOYCE GOT THE SCAN. AND HER PACEMAKER SHOULD KEEP HER HEART BEATING PROPERLY FOR YEARS TO COME.

12:08:52 I just feel wonderful. I feel…in fact I feel young again. Return to index of stories...


MRI PACEMAKER-TAG


DOCTOR BRUCE HENSEL WITH THAT REPORT.

THIS NEW PACEMAKER IS STILL BEING TESTED.

BUT IT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE NEXT YEAR.

WE'RE ALSO LEARNING --

NOT ONLY IS THE DEVICE M-R-I FRIENDLY BUT IT CAN TRANSMIT ITS DATA WIRELESSLY VIA TELEPHONE OR THE INTERNET. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE TWOS IS STRAIGHT AHEAD AT 6-52. Return to index of stories...


BREAK FIVE AT 6:49:45


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


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


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


After a clear and quiet night for all the 4th of July celebrations across Southwest Florida, we're set to see an uptick in rain chances over the weekend as we transition into more of a routine summer pattern.

Most of us will start of the morning with sunny and mainly dry weather, but don't be surprised if a few spotty showers develop close to the coast through the morning.

The prime time for showers and storms will be from the mid afternoon through the early evening, and the highest concentration of storms will develop deeper inland. However, there is the potential that a few of our inland storms may push back toward the coast as we head into the late afternoon and evening.

Outside of today's storms, expect tons of sun and plenty of heat with temperatures soaring into the low to mid 90s through the afternoon.

At the beaches, temperatures won't be quite as toasty, and the forecast looks pretty nice for all the boaters and beach goers; winds will be light and variable through the morning and then becoming southwesterly by the afternoon at 5-10. Our inland waters should stay pretty smooth today unless you're close to a thunderstorm. The water temperature in the Gulf is 88 degrees at Fort Myers Beach.

For the second half of our weekend, expect to see a few more storms developing Sunday afternoon, particularly over our inland communities, but like today, the storms will tend to migrate closer to the coast later in the day.

We stay in a very routine summer pattern as we head into the upcoming week; each day will feature hot, humid, and sunny conditions with highs in the low to mid 90s before the storms start roaming around Southwest Florida by the afternoon and evening.

ARTHUR WEAKENING AND RACING AWAY

Tropical Storm Arthur is weakening quickly today as it races over the Canadian Maritimes. Arthur's impacts on the northeastern U.S. is now fading, and the storm will quickly lose its tropical status later this weekend as it gets pulled northward into the higher latitudes.

Elsewhere in the tropics, all is quiet, and no tropical development is expected in the immediate future.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


AMAZON TOP RETAILER-trxVOTOPS


WE GOT OUR HANDS ON A NEW REPORT THAT SAY "AMAZON DOT COM" IS NOW ONE OF THE TEN LARGEST RETAILERS IN THE COUNTRY --

THIS IS ACCORDING TO "STORES MAGAZINE"

THE WEBSITE IS THE NINTH LARGEST RETAILER, THE FIRST TIME IT'S MADE IT INTO THE TOP TEN.

WALMART HEADS THE LIST, FOLLOWED BY KROGER, COSTCO, TARGET AND HOME DEPOT. Return to index of stories...


BIG CAR SHOW-SS


IF YOU'RE A CAR LOVER --

OR JUST WANT TO SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE --

HEAD TO THE BIG CAR SHOW TOMORROW.

IT'S AT THE EDISON PARK PLAZA IN FORT MYERS.

THERE WILL BE MUSIC, FOOD AND MORE.

THE EVENT IS FROM NOON TO FOUR.

IT BENEFITS THE BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS Return to index of stories...


SIDE WALK SALE-CG


YOU CAN ENJOY SOME OUTDOOR SHOPPING TODAY AT THE VILLAGE OF VENENTIAN BAY.

IT'S THE FOURTH OF JULY SIDEWALK SALE.

THERE WILL BE TONS OF DISCOUNTS

IT'S FROM 10 THIS MORNING UNTIL 6 TONIGHT.

AND TOMORROW FROM NOON TO FIVE. Return to index of stories...


PYTHON CAUGHT-SSTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MASSIVE SNAKE.

WE FOUND THIS PICUTRE WHERE A BURMESE PYTHON WAS TRAPPED IN A BARBECUE GRILL --

THIS IS IN MIAMI --

MIAMI-DADE FIRE RESCUE'S VENOM UNIT RESPONDED TO THE CALL FOR HELP FROM THE PEOPLE WHO TRAPPED THIS 12-FOOT-LONG SNAKE.

WE'RE LEARNING THE SNAKE IS BEING TURNED OVER TO THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION. Return to index of stories...


COUGAR IN TREE-trxVOTOPS


CHECK THIS OUT --

OUR OVERNIGHT TEAM UNCOVERED THIS VIDEO OF A COUGAR TAKING A NAP IN A TREE --

THIS IS IN PORTLAND, OREGAN --

A FAMILY, GETTING READY TO HAVE A 4TH OF JULY BARBECUE NOTICED IT IN THEIR BACKYARD --

AUTHORITIES ENDED UP EUTHANIZING THE ANIMAL.

THEY SAID IT HAD LOST ITS FEAR OF HUMANS AND WAS THEREFORE A HAZARD TO THE COMMUNITY.

IT WEIGHED AN ESTIMATED 110 POUNDS. Return to index of stories...


STAR SPANGLED BANNER ANNIVERSARY-NATVOTOPS


NATS OF SONG: Oh, say can you sing.

THIS FOURTH OF JULY MARKED ANOTHER MILESTONE IN OUR NATION'S HISTORY

THIS YEAR HAPPENS TO BE THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF A POEM THAT BECAME OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM.

THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER.

IT WAS WRITTEN BACK IN 18-14 BY FRANCIS SCOTT KEY..

THE SONG BECAME THE *OFFICIAL* NATIONAL ANTHEM MORE RECENTLY THAN YOU MIGHT THINK -- IN 1931. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS PHILADELPHIA DEADLY FIRE-LIVE LOOK


YOUR TIME NOW IS--

LET'S GET YOU UP TO SPEED WITH THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

A THREE ALARM FIRE IN PHILADELPHIA KILLED FOUR CHILDREN AND DESTROYED AT EIGHT HOMES.

IT HAPPENED EARLY THIS MORNING AROUND 3.

THERE ARE REPORTS THAT THE CHILDREN WERE TWO FOUR YEAR OLD TWINS -- A FOUR YEAR OLD BOY AND A ONE MONTH OLD BABY BOY.

WE KNOW 42 PEOPLE ARE DISPLACED --

NO WORD ON HOW THE BLAZE STARTED. Return to index of stories...


TS CREDIT CARD THEFT-SS(2)


FMPD IS ON THE LOOK OUT FOR THIS WOMAN.

SHE USED A STOLEN CREDIT CARD TO RACK UP MORE THAN 900 DOLLARS IN CHARGES.

THE CARD WAS STOLEN FROM A MAN'S CAR AT L-A FITNESS, IN THE GULF COAST TOWN CENTER, TUESDAY NIGHT.

IT WAS USED AT THE TARGET STORE IN THAT AREA

IF YOU KNOW WHO THIS WOMAN IS, YOU ARE ASKED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS IMMEDIATLY. Return to index of stories...


TS BEACH WATER LINE HIT-VOTOPS


DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR A DRIVER THAT HIT A FIRE HYDRANT ON ESTERO BOULEARD.

IT HAPPENED LAST SATURDAY AROUND 12-15 IN THE MORNING.

THE CRASH CAUSED A WATER MAIN BREAK.

SEVERAL BLOCKS WERE FLOODED AND CAUSED 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU ARE ASKED TO CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


TS TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR-VOTOPS


hurricane arthur has now been downgraded to a tropical storm.

It's headed north into Canadian territory, and its effects were mostly confined to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands in North Carolina.

Some vacationers are already back on the beach to the north and south while North Carolina officials say they're open for business. Crews hope to reopen Route 12 to Hatteras today.

The storm swiped North Carolina's barrier islands without causing major damage or injuries.

Rain from Hurricane Arthur disrupted some New York-area Independence Day celebrations but cleared in time for the nation's largest fireworks display in the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Return to index of stories...


FINAL FORECAST-WX GFX


FINAL FORECAST Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-2SHOT


REMEMBER FOR BREAKING NEWS, WEATHER INFORMATION AND NEWS ONLINE, 24-HOURS A DAY, HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE--

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