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ANCHOR SUPERS TEASE THREE-1 SHOT
HEADLINES-ANIBOXES HEADLINES-TC MON
NAPLES HOUSE FIRE-VOTOPS SOUTH FL FATAL BOAT CRASH-TC MON
COAST GUARD WARNINGS-VOTOPS TAMPA TEEN JAILED ISRAEL-TC MON
BEAR SIGHTING-VOTOPS OPERATION WEDDING GOWN-TC MON
OPEN-CLIP SHOW OPEN-CLIP
HELLO-2-SHOT HELLO AGAIN-2-SHOT
WEATHER-WX CENTER FORECAST-WX CENTER
CHRISTY: NAPLES HOUSE FIRE-TRX-2-SHOT BREAKING LEHIGH ACRES CRASH-TRX-VO
CHRISTY: NAPLES HOUSE FIRE-PLASMA VO CHRISTY: SOUTH FL FATAL BOAT CRASH-TRX, 2 SHOT
CHRISTY: NAPLES HOUSE FIRE-VO CHRISTY: SOUTH FL FATAL BOAT CRASH-VO IN PLASMA
CHRISTY: NAPLES HOUSE FIRE-PLASMA CHRISTY: SOUTH FL FATAL BOAT CRASH-VO
SEARCH UNDERWAY CLEWISTON-TRX-OC-CG CHRISTY: SOUTH FL FATAL BOAT CRASH-PLASMA
FOWLER FATAL CRASH-TRX-VO TAMPA TEEN JAILED ISRAEL-ANIBOX
FL FIREWORKS FIRE-OC TAMPA TEEN JAILED ISRAEL-PKG
SOUTH FL FATAL BOAT CRASH-trxVOTOPS TAMPA TEEN JAILED ISRAEL-ONCAM
COAST GUARD WARNINGS-EBOX-VOFULL MEET THE PRESS SUNDAY-OTS, VO
FMB ALGAE-TRX, VOTOPS ISIS LEADER DELIVERS SERMON-VOTOPS
SWELTERING HEAT WARNING-OTS NSA SURVEILLANCE INCIDENTAL COLLECTION -OTS
BEAR SIGHTING-trxVOTOPS-OC PHILLY ROWHOUSE FIRE-VO
BEAR SIGHTING-VOTOPS FLIGHT M370 SEARCH-TRX-VOTOPS
NAPLES INSURANCE FRAUD-VO-WIPE CA SHARK ATTACK-VO
NAPLES INSURANCE FRAUD-SOTVO RIP CURRENT WARNING-VO
SIDE WALK SALE-ONCAM, CG PORT CHARLOTTE WIDENING-TRX-OC-CG
BIG CAR SHOW-SSTOPS TEASE FOUR
NAPLES KID CLIMBS KILMANJARO-OC,SS,VO,SS TZ4 A BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-LIVE
FREE ADMISSION NAPLES ZOO-CGTOPS TZ4 B HARRY POTTER ATTRACTION-VO TOPS
CONSERVANCY MILITARY-SSTOPS FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
TEASE ONE FORECAST-WXWALL
TZ1 A BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-LIVE BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-TRX-ANIBOX
TZ1 B REWARDING INNOVATIVE FOOD-VOTOPS BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-REM LIVE
REWARDING INNOVATIVE FOOD-TRX- VO PLASMA BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-VO
REWARDING INNOVATIVE FOOD-PKG BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-REM LIVE
FORECAST OPEN-CLIP SUPER GHOST ORCHID-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL SUPER GHOST ORCHID-SOTVO
BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-TRX-ANIBOX FL: 12 FOOT PYTHON CAUGHT IN BACKYARD GRILL-TRX-VO
BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-REM LIVE HARRY POTTER ATTRACTION-TRX-VO
BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-VO FIREWORKS DISPLAY-OCNATSVO
BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-REM LIVE TEASE FIVE-1 SHOT
NAPLES DOCTOR KFC-VO-WIPE TZ5 A JOAN RIVERS WALKS OFF-SOTVO
NAPLES DOCTOR KFC-SOTVO JOAN RIVERS WALKS OFF-OC-SOTVO
COLLIER FIRE MERGER-TRX-VO MILEY CYRUS BANGERZ TOUR-VO
COLLIER FIRE MERGER-SOTVO NIFF SUMMER FILMS-CGTOPS
IMMOKALEE FIRE DIST.-VO OPERATION WEDDING GOWN-CGTOPS, CLIP
NAPLES LIBERTY RIDE-VO-WIPE BREAKING NEWS
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FL UNDERWATER FLAG-trxVOTOPS SOUTH FL FATAL BOAT CRASH-VOTOP-WIPE
CURRENT GAS PRICES60-TRX, CGTOPS NAPLES INSURANCE FRAUD-VOTOP-WIPE
PORT CHARLOTTE WIDENING-TRX-OC-CG KFC COMING TO NAPLES-VOTOPS
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ANCHOR SUPERS


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HEADLINES-ANIBOXES


DEVELOPING AT NINE --

A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOME IN NAPLES GOES UP IN FLAMES --

YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT WE'VE UNCOVERED STARTED THIS FIRE --

WE HAVE THE DETAILS -- STRAIGHT AHEAD.

AND A WARNING IF YOU'RE HEADING OUT ON THE WATER TODAY --

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT THE U-S COAST GUARD SAYS YOU SHOULD DO TO STAY SAFE.

PLUS A BEAR GETS CAUGHT DIGGING IN THE TRASH!

WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE THIS LASTEST BEAR SIGHTING HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES HOUSE FIRE-VOTOPS


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COAST GUARD WARNINGS-VOTOPS


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BEAR SIGHTING-VOTOPS


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OPEN-CLIP


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HELLO-2-SHOT


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO NBC-2 NEWS TODAY THIS SUNDAY MORNING.

I'M CLIFTON FRENCH

AND I'M ALEX DEARMAS.

WE'LL HAVE A LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES IN JUST A MINUTE.

BUT FIRST METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING HAS YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST.

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WEATHER-WX CENTER


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.

Another day of scattered showers and storms is in store for Southwest Florida as we wrap up the holiday weekend.

The rain pattern today will be similar to Saturday. Those of us closer to the coast may see some isolated downpours earlier in the day, and then the bulk of the rain will tend to migrate inland through the afternoon.

However, with so much moisture around today, a passing shower will still be possible at any time and any place.

Expect a mix of sun and clouds through the day with some cloudy periods possible at times. Daytime highs will range from the upper 80s to low 90s for most of Southwest Florida; the lowest temperatures will be along the coast.

The storms will start to shut down by 9-10 p.m., but one or two storms may even linger a little later.

For the upcoming week, plan on seeing a classic July weather pattern featuring scattered showers and storms along with a heavy dose of sunshine.

Temperatures through the week will be hot but seasonable with highs in the low to mid 90s and overnight lows close to the mid 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Now that Arthur has faded over the northern latitudes, we're left with pretty tranquil weather over the tropical Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean. No tropical development is anticipated through the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: NAPLES HOUSE FIRE-TRX-2-SHOT


WE'RE CONTINUING TO FOLLOW THAT MASSIVE HOUSE FIRE IN NAPLES THAT DESTROYED A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOME -- SPARKED BY A LIGHTNING STRIKE.

THIS MORNING-- FIRE CREWS ARE CALLING THE HOME A TOTAL LOSS.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH THE DETAILS.

THESE PICTURES SHOW THE DESTRUCTION LEFT BEHIND, AFTER A FIRE TORE THROUGH A MILLION-DOLLAR HOME, IN AN EXCLUSIVE COMMUNITY IN NAPLES.

INVESTIGATORS TELL US -- LIGHTNING IS TO BLAME.

QUAIL WEST COMMUNITY INITIALLY HAD A HARD TIME CONTROLLING A FIRE THAT ENGULFED A MILLION DOLLAR HOME.

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE PICTURES OBTAINED BY NBC-2 -- THEY SHOW VARIOUS ROOMS INSIDE THE HOME COMPLETELY COVERED IN SOOT. WINDOWS ARE BROKEN. WALLS HAVE FALLEN DOWN. NOT TO MENTION A GOOD PORTION OF THE HOME'S ROOF COLLAPSED IN THAT FIRE.

WE'RE TOLD THE HOME -- LAST VALUED AT MORE THAN 1-POINT-6 MILLION DOLLARS -- IS A COMPLETE LOSS.

FIREFIGHTERS BELIEVE THE FIRE STARTED AFTER LIGHTNING STRUCK THE ROOF OF THE HOME AROUND 4 O'CLOCK THIS AFTERNOON. THE ENERGY FROM THE STRIKE IGNITED A PROPANE GAS LINE THAT FUELED A GRILL OUTSIDE.

ONE OF THE HOMEOWNERS WAS ABLE TO CALL 9-1-1 BEFORE ESCAPING THE BLAZE.

BUT AFTER ARRIVING HERE. IT DID TAKE FIREFIGHTERS QUITE A BIT OF TIME TO GET A GOOD HANDLE ON THE FIRE. HERE'S WHY. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: NAPLES HOUSE FIRE-PLASMA VO


THE TWO HOMEOWNERS WERE INSIDE WHEN THE FIRE STARTED.

THIS MORNING-- WE'RE TOLD THEY ARE DOING O-K.-- BUT ARE UNDERSTANDABLY VERY SHAKEN. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: NAPLES HOUSE FIRE-VO


TAKE A LOOK AT THESE PICTURES -- YOU CAN SEE DIFFERENT ROOMS COVERED IN SOOT.

IT HAPPENED SATURDAY AFTERNOON IN THE QUAIL WEST COMMUNITY.

WINDOWS ARE BROKEN, WALLS HAVE FALLEN DOWN AND A GOOD PORTION OF THE HOME'S ROOF COLLAPSED IN THE FIRE.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY LIGHTNING STRUCK THE ROOF AND SENT ELECTRICITY DOWN A METAL ROD ATTACHED TO THE PROPANE GRILL ON THE OUTSIDE, CAUSING IT TO EXPLODE.

ONE OF THE HOMEOWNERS CALLED 9-1-1.

LUCKILY-- THEY BOTH GOT OUT O-K. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: NAPLES HOUSE FIRE-PLASMA


THIS MORNING WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHERE THE HOMEOWNERS ARE STAYING AND AN ESTIMATED COST OF THE DAMAGE TO THE HOME.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO, CHRISTY ANDREWS NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SEARCH UNDERWAY CLEWISTON-TRX-OC-CG


A SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF FORMER CLEWISTON RESIDENTS WHO DIED IN VIETNAM WAR.

MEMBERS OF THE VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA IN LEE COUNTY ARE TRYING TO GIVE THEM RECOGNITION WITH A MEMORIAL AT THE NAPLES AIRPORT MILITARY MUSEUM.

HERE IS THE INFORMATION OF THE FALLEN HEROES:

LEO FRED JOHNSON WAS BORN ON JANUARY 21, 1932 AND DIED ON OCTOBER 11, 1969.

JAMES A. PACE WAS BORN IN FEBRUARY 13, 1948.

ALLAN J. WILLIAMS WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 19, 1944 AND DIED ON JANUARY 29, 1966.

RALPH LEE FORD WAS BORN MAY 29, 1940 AND DIED NOVEMBER 5, 1967.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CONTACT DONNA GERBER AT 239-565-6784. Return to index of stories...


FOWLER FATAL CRASH-TRX-VO


WE ARE DIGGING FOR NEW INFORMATION THIS MORNING ABOUT A DEADLY PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT IN FORT MYERS --

HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW -- A WOMAN WAS CROSSING FOWLER STREET WHEN SHE WAS HIT BY A CAR JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT SATURDAY --

SHE DIED AT THE HOSPITAL.

HER NAME HASN'T BEEN RELEASED AND POLICE AREN'T SAYING IF ANY CHARGES WILL BE FILED. Return to index of stories...


FL FIREWORKS FIRE-OC


IN CENTRAL FLORIDA -- A WOMAN IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION, AFTER FIREWORKS EXPLODED IN HER HOME.

DEPUTIES IN POLK COUNTY SAY A FIREWORK WAS PLACED ON A BED--- IT SOMEHOW WENT OFF -- STARTING A CHAIN REACTION WITH MULTIPLE EXPLOSIONS.

A DOG WAS KILLED DURING THE INCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


SOUTH FL FATAL BOAT CRASH-trxVOTOPS


A FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION GOES TERRIBLY WRONG LEAVING FOUR PEOPLE DEAD.

THREE BOATS COLLIDED NEAR A COCONUT GROVE MARINA IN MIAMI.

INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR ONE OTHER PERSON.

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COAST GUARD WARNINGS-EBOX-VOFULL


IF YOU'RE HITTING THE WATER TO END THIS LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND -- THE U-S COAST GUARD HAS A WARNING -- TAKE A LIFE JACKET -- 84 PERCENT WERE NOT WEARING A LIFE JACKET.

MOST DEATHS IN BOATING ACCIDENTS ARE DROWNINGS --

84 PERCENT WHO DIED LAST YEAR WERE NOT WEARING A LIFE JACKET.

IN ADDITION TO HAVING LIFE JACKETS --

THE COAST GUARD SAYS ITS ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO TELL SOMEONE WHERE YOU'RE BOATING AND FOR HOW LONG. SO THAT THEY CAN FIND YOU IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. Return to index of stories...


FMB ALGAE-TRX, VOTOPS


YOU MIGHT FEEL SOMETHING WEIRD IN THE WATER THE NEXT TIME YOU HEAD TO FORT MYERS BEACH.

IT'S ALGAE.

AND IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN EIGHT YEARS IT'S BLOOMED AT THE BEACH.

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...


SWELTERING HEAT WARNING-OTS


ALSO MAKE SURE YOU'RE STAYING HYDRATED.

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, AND NAUSEA.

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


BEAR SIGHTING-trxVOTOPS-OC


A COLLIER COUNTY FAMILY HAD AN UNEXPECTED VISITOR FOR BREAKFAST.

OUR VIEWER, VICKY RUIZ, SAYS -- THE BLACK BEAR WAS GOING THROUGH HER TRASH AT THEIR GOLDEN GATE ESTATES HOME.

BEARS ARE COMMON IN THIS AREA.

WILDLIFE OFFICIALS SAY - DON'T LEAVE YOUR TRASH OUT OVERNIGHT -- THAT COULD ATTRACT THE BEARS. Return to index of stories...


BEAR SIGHTING-VOTOPS


WE DID SOME DIGGING--- WE FOUND OUT BLACK BEARS WERE TAKEN OFF THE STATE'S ENDANGERED LIST, TWO YEARS AGO.

AT LAST CHECK -- THERE'S MORE THREE THOUSAND BEARS HERE IN FLORIDA -- THAT'S 700 IN COLLIER AND LEE COUNTY ALONE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES INSURANCE FRAUD-VO-WIPE


NBC2 IS DIGGING FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT

A MOTHER-DAUGHTER DUO ACCUSED OF DEFRAUDING AN INSURANCE COMPANY.

OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS TELL US -

CATHERINE CURRY --

AND HER MOTHER, BARBARA SALLEE -- ARE BOTH ACCUSED OF STEALING NEARLY A QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS -- BY FILING FAKE INSURANCE CLAIMS.

DETECTIVES SAY CURRY WAS FILING CLAIMS SAYING HER MOM HAD WEEKLY CARE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES INSURANCE FRAUD-SOTVO


Marsha Rogers, known Katie for more than 10 years

13:51:23 "they check, check and double check, and they're going to do that when you sign a policy and they're going to do that when it's time to pay out. That's what really gets me." 13:51:34

WE JUST CHECKED WITH THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE -- SALLEE IS STILL IN JAIL THIS MORNING.

CURRY BONDED OUT LAST WEEK.

WE CALLED CURRY AND KNOCKED ON HER DOOR SATURDAY FOR COMMENT -- SHE DIDN'T ANSWER. Return to index of stories...


SIDE WALK SALE-ONCAM, CG


TAKING A LOOK AT SOME THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND.

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...


BIG CAR SHOW-SSTOPS


IF YOU'RE A CAR LOVER --

OR JUST WANT TO SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE --

HEAD TO THE BIG CAR SHOW.

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

THERE WILL BE MUSIC, FOOD AND MORE.

THE EVENT IS FROM NOON TO FOUR.

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NAPLES KID CLIMBS KILMANJARO-OC,SS,VO,SS


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

A NAPLES HIGH GRAD IS CLIMBING THE WORLD'S FOURTH-TALLEST MOUNTAIN.

ACCORDING TO OUR NEWS PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS --

NICK BALLO STARTED THE 50 MILE TREK TO THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT KILI-MAN-JARO ON SATURDAY.

THE 25 YEAR OLD HAS NEVER CLIMBED A MOUNTAIN --

BUT THAT'S NOT STOPPING HIM.

MOUNT KILI-MAN-JARO IS MORE THAN 19-THOUSAND FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL.

BALLO IS RAISING MONEY FOR AVOW HOSPICE'S CHILD BE-REAVE-MENT SERVICES.

IT'S THE SAME ORGANIZATION THAT HELPED HIM 20 YEARS AGO -- WHEN HIS MOTHER LISA LOST HER BATTLE WITH STOMACH CANCER.

NICK SAYS WITHOUT AVOW'S SUPPORT -- HE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO CLIMB THE HIGHEST POINT IN AFRICA.

- the 2007 Naples High graduate knows this mountain isn't the most challenging peak to reach.

As part of his climb, Ballo is giving back to the support system that helped him, raising money for Avow hospice's Child Bereavement Services.

The kids receiving grief counseling at Avow have a much more difficult climb, said Ballo, who was one of those kids 20 years ago. Return to index of stories...


FREE ADMISSION NAPLES ZOO-CGTOPS


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

JUST BRING PROOF OF YOUR SERVICE.

ANYONE YOU BRING WILL ALSO GET TWO DOLLARS OFF ADMISSION.

THIS GOES THROUGH MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


CONSERVANCY MILITARY-SSTOPS


YOU CAN EXPECT A LOT OF FREEBIES THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

CURRENT AND RETIRED MILITARY YOU 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.

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TEASE ONE


HUNDREDS ARE BURNING OFF THOSE HOLIDAY WEEKEND CALORIES.

I'M NBC 2S BRITTANY WEINER. I'LL HAVE MORE ON THE NAPLES AMERICAN

SPRINT DUATHLON AND TRIATHLON LIVE FROM NAPLES COMING UP IN JUST A FEW

MINUTES ON NBC 2.

STRAIGHT AHEAD ON NBC2 NEWS TODAY --

ONE LOCAL HEALTH SYSTEM IS BEING RECOGNIZED FOR ITS INNOVATION WITH THE FOOD IT SERVES --

WHAT MAY SEEM LIKE COMMON SENSE, FINALLY BEING DONE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-LIVE


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TZ1 B REWARDING INNOVATIVE FOOD-VOTOPS


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REWARDING INNOVATIVE FOOD-TRX- VO PLASMA


IT SHOULDN'T COME AS A SHOCK, THAT A HEALTH CARE COMPANY WOULD WANT TO OFFER HEALTHY FOOD.

BUT AS AMY OSHIER REPORTS IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS -- ONE HOSPITAL IS BEING CALLED INNOVATIVE FOR DOING JUST THAT. Return to index of stories...


REWARDING INNOVATIVE FOOD-PKG


WHILE HOSPITALS SHOULD SET AN EXAMPLE OF GOOD HEALTH, FOR YEARS HOSPITAL FOOD WAS NEITHER GOOD OR HEALTHY. AND THAT DIDN'T GO DOWN WELL AT LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM.

LARRY ALTIER/ DIRECTOR FOOD AND NUTRITION

RUNS:

4:04: I believe the general population is becoming more and more aware of the appropriate and necessary nature of healthy eating.

SO THE HEALTH SYSTEM PUT IT'S MONEY WHERE IT'S MOUTH WAS-INVESTING IN A MASSIVE FOOD SERVICE OPERATION. WE GOT AN INSIDE LOOK….

LARRY ALTIER/ DIRECTOR FOOD AND NUTRITION

RUNS:

1:13 This is a 38,000 square foot facility. It's been designed to USDA food construction safe design standards.

FOUR HOSPITALS AND GROWING, THERE MANY MOUTHS TO FEED EACH DAY. SO THE HEALTH SYSTEM BECAME IT'S OWN PRIVATE LABEL FOOD MANUFACTURER, DEVELOPING HEALTHY RECIPES, USING QUALITY PRODUCTS.

LARRY ALTIER/ DIRECTOR FOOD AND NUTRITION

RUNS:

5:57 We inspect every product that comes in the back door. Especially our produce and protein products. We can look at those items and then assure that there is not only the highest possible quality but we then can control the clean, the trimming, and the verification that the food is safe.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Turning raw ingredients into healthy meals sounds like something people do in their own kitchens everyday. But supplying 5 million meals a year- is over the top. Based on its success, Lee Memorial Health System was recognized nationally as Innovator of the Year by a major food publication.

LARRY ALTIER/ DIRECTOR FOOD AND NUTRITION

RUNS:

8:22 We anticipate that this can save between 15 and 30% of manufacturers mark up going forward.

TRIMMING THE FAT, ALLOWS THEM TO BEEF UP THE MENU WITH LEAN PROTEINS AND MORE FRESH, PLANT-BASED ITEMS. HELPING DINERS CONSUME LESS CALORIES.

LARRY ALTIER/ DIRECTOR FOOD AND NUTRITION

RUNS:

7:54 Reducing the amount of fat in a person's diet can only help you offset the obesity problem.

IT BOILS DOWN TO REDEFINING AN OUTLET THAT WAS RIPE FOR CHANGE. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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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.

Another day of scattered showers and storms is in store for Southwest Florida as we wrap up the holiday weekend.

The rain pattern today will be similar to Saturday. Those of us closer to the coast may see some isolated downpours earlier in the day, and then the bulk of the rain will tend to migrate inland through the afternoon.

However, with so much moisture around today, a passing shower will still be possible at any time and any place.

Expect a mix of sun and clouds through the day with some cloudy periods possible at times. Daytime highs will range from the upper 80s to low 90s for most of Southwest Florida; the lowest temperatures will be along the coast.

The storms will start to shut down by 9-10 p.m., but one or two storms may even linger a little later.

For the upcoming week, plan on seeing a classic July weather pattern featuring scattered showers and storms along with a heavy dose of sunshine.

Temperatures through the week will be hot but seasonable with highs in the low to mid 90s and overnight lows close to the mid 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Now that Arthur has faded over the northern latitudes, we're left with pretty tranquil weather over the tropical Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean. No tropical development is anticipated through the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-TRX-ANIBOX


AFTER EATING ALL THAT BAR-B-QUE THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND SOME PEOPLE ARE

ALREADY TRYING TO WORK IT OFF -- BUT YOU COULD CALL THIS EVENT EXTREME --

HUNDREDS ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE NAPLES AMERICAN SPRINT DUATHLON AND TRIATHLON.

THAT'S WHERE NBC 2'S BRITTANY WEINER joins us THIS MORNING.

SHE'S LIVE AT SUGDEN REGIONAL PARK. Return to index of stories...


BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-REM LIVE


TAKE LIVE--

WHAT A GREAT WAY TO BURN OFF THE CALORIES YOU CONSUMED THIS WEEKEND.

THIS BIKE CARRAL IS FILLED WITH HUNDREDS OF BIKES.

MORE THAN 230 PEOPLE COMPETED TODAY.

EVENT ORGANIZERS TELL ME THAT'S ABOUT A 25 PERCENT JUMP FROM LAST YEAR.

THIS TRIATHLON IS A QUARTER MILE SWIM, 10 MILE BIKE RIDE AND 3 MILE RUN.

THE DUATHLON IS TWO RUNS AND A BIKE RACE.

EVERY FINISHER GETS A MEDAL, BUT THERE ARE SPECIAL PRIZES FOR THE TOP

FIVE IN EACH AGE GROUP.

THIS IS THE THIRD YEAR FOR THIS EVENT.

REPORTING LIVE IN NAPLES, BRITTANY WEINER NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-VO


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BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-REM LIVE


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NAPLES DOCTOR KFC-VO-WIPE


YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THIS STORY -- THAT MADE NATIONAL HEADLINES.

THREE YEAR OLD VICTORIA'S FAMILY CLAIMS A KFC EMPLOYEE ASKED THEM TO LEAVE

BECAUSE HER FACE WAS DISTURBING OTHER CUSTOMERS.

SHE WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL -- AND LOST HER EYE.

NOW A NAPLES MAN IS OFFERING MORE THAN 40-THOUSAND-DOLLARS IN SERVICES TO THE LITTLE GIRL.

THE EYE SPECIALIST WILL MAKE HER NEW EYE Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DOCTOR KFC-SOTVO


45:26-32

That's a lot of that's a lot of work that has to be done for this child and it has to be done right

VICTORIA FLYS INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ON MONDAY FOR A WEEK LONG FITTING

PETERS SAYS BECAUSE THE GIRL IS SO YOUNG -- SHE'LL NEED A SERIES OF MORE THAN 20 EYES IN JUST TEN YEARS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER FIRE MERGER-TRX-VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

WE'RE UNCOVERING TWO COLLIER FIRE DISTRICTS WILL VOTE ON WHETHER TO CONTINUE A MERGER PROCESS THIS WEEK.

BIG CORKSCREW ISLAND FIRE AND NORTH NAPLES FIRE ARE IN TALKS FOR A POSSIBLE MERGER -- INTO A PROPOSED NORTH COLLIER FIRE AND CONTROL DISTRICT.

THE STATIONS SAY IF THEY TEAM UP -- THEY'LL BE ABLE TO SAVE MONEY BY ELIMINATING SOME JOBS.

Michael Ramsey

Lives within Big Corkscrew Fire District

39:02 39:05

if we have a wild fire there's the potential for 100 homes to go in a wink

But Big Corkscrew Island Fire and North Naples Fire are realizing their two *separate districts might not be.

It's why they're moving forward with a plan to merge the two fire districts into one -

a proposed North Collier Fire and Control District.

Asst Chief Becky Bronsdon

North Naples Fire Control and Rescue

46:08 46:13

We believe in the first 5 years alone we can save about 3.8 million dollars

Tonight the two districts presented their joint merger plan to the public for the first time.

It projects they'll be able to save money, by eliminating duplicate positions - mostly through attrition.

Many people currently in chief officer positions are nearing retirement.

Chief Rita Greenberg

Big Corkscrew Island Fire Control and Rescue

43:13 43:24

We felt that this was a very good time to work through a merger because then we wouldn't need two chief officers for each of the departments, two assistant chiefs for each of the departments and things of that nature

They say they don't plan to close any fire stations or lay off any operational firefighters -

Maybe even hiring more firefighters down the road.

The plan also doesn't include any tax increases -

But some residents worry it seems too good to be true.

James Culkar

North Naples

34:56 35:00

We've got two really different districts with two really different millage rates

From here, the draft will be reviewed by both fire district boards.

They're aiming to have the merger on the ballot this November.

In Collier County, Laura Roberts, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER FIRE MERGER-SOTVO


Chief Rita Greenberg

Big Corkscrew Island Fire Control and Rescue

43:13 43:24

We felt that this was a very good time to work through a merger because then we wouldn't need two chief officers for each of the departments, two assistant chiefs for each of the departments and things of that nature

THE BOARDS OF BOTH DISTRICTS WILL MEET THURSDAY.

IF THEY VOTE YES -- THEN IT WILL BE PUT ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT.

THERE WILL ALSO BE TOWN HALL MEETINGS SCHEDULED BEFOREHAND TO PRESENT THE PLAN TO THE PUBLIC. As you are aware, North Naples Fire and Big Corkscrew Island Fire are in the midst of evaluating a possible merger. Both Districts have worked hard at analyzing the possible benefits, communicating regularly with the public for input to refine the Merger Plan. The Boards of both Districts have a joint board meeting scheduled for July 9, 2014 at 5:30pm in the Big Corkscrew District. It is anticipated that at this meeting, the Boards will vote on whether or not to continue the merger process. If the Boards vote yes, the question of merger would then be included on the November 4, 2014 General Election ballot, with several Town Hall meetings scheduled beforehand to present the Merger Plan to the residents in both Districts. For information on the merger, including the Merger Plan, go to the joint website for the Districts: www.bcnnmerger.com. Or, you can contact me directly with any questions you may have. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE FIRE DIST.-VO


GOOD NEWS FOR THE IMMOKALEE FIRE DEPARTMENT---THEY ARE GETTING A FEDERAL GRANT!

OUR NEWS GATHERING PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS SAYS, THE AGENCY WILL BE ABLE TO TRAIN 30 VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER CANDIDATES FOR THE DISTRICT'S STATIONS.

THE SAFER GRANT WILL GIVE THE DISTRICT NEARLY HALF A MILLION DOLLARS OVER FOUR YEARS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES LIBERTY RIDE-VO-WIPE


IT WAS THE FOURTH ANNUAL LIBERTY RIDE AND ALL AMERICAN BAR-B-QUE IN NAPLES SATURDAY.

MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE SHOWED UP.

SOME RODE IN THE 50 MILE RIDE --

OTHERS RODE 10 OR 20 MILES.

ONCE THEY FINISHED THERE WAS AN ALL AMERICAN BAR-B-QUE TO ENJOY. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES LIBERTY RIDE-SOTVO


"I enjoy it I love it. I've been doing it for a little

over three years and I absolutely love it."

THIS EVENT IS A FUNDRAISER FOR NAPLES PATHWAY COALITION.

THEY ARE ADVOCATES FOR PEDESTRIANS, BIKERS AND RUNNERS IN COLLIER COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


FL UNDERWATER FLAG-trxVOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS --

DIVERS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS MARKED THE FOURTH OF JULY BY UNFOLDING THIS HUGE AMERICAN FLAG -- UNDERWATER.

THE DIVERS ATTACHED THE FLAG TO AN HISTORIC SUNKEN SHIP.

THE SHIP WAS PURPOSELY SUNK OFF THE FLORIDA KEYS TO BECOME AN ARTIFICIAL REEF. Return to index of stories...


CURRENT GAS PRICES60-TRX, CGTOPS


NBC2 IS KEEPING AN EYE ON YOUR GAS PRICES.

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

IN FLORIDA YOU'LL PAY $3.59. THE SAME AS YESTERDAY.

AND HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THE AVERAGE SITS AT $3.64. Return to index of stories...


PORT CHARLOTTE WIDENING-TRX-OC-CG


AN NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT FOR YOU THIS MORNING --

IF YOU LIVE IN PORT CHARLOTTE, LISTEN UP --

CONSTRUCTION WILL START ON GASPARILLA ROAD ON MONDAY.

THIS PROJECT INCLUDES WIDENING GASPARILLA ROAD, FROM MCCALL ROAD TO JUST SOUTH OF ROTONDA BOULEVARD EAST.

IT WILL BE WIDENED TO A FOUR-LANE DIVIDED ROADWAY.

Construction will begin just south of Rotonda Boulevard East moving north towards SR 776. The Public Works Department would like to remind motorists to remain alert at all times and to exercise caution when traveling through construction zones. More information about this project is available at www.CharlotteCountyFL.gov - click Project Status Updates in the Popular Links list on the left. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE TRYING TO FIGHT CRIME AND SAVE LIVES.

NOW TWO PARENTS REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY, SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS ON THEIR SON'S MURDER.

"Now, nobody wants to say anything - nobody doesn't know anything or they give mis-information."

FIND OUT WHAT'S BEING DONE TO TRY TO FIND THE KILLER. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A CRIME STOPPERS-SOTVO


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CRIME STOPPERS-PLASMA


SEVERAL MONTHS AFTER LOSING THEIR SON TO A HORRIFIC ACT OF VIOLENCE, TWO LEE COUNTY PARENTS ARE PLEADING WITH THE COMMUNITY TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND COOPERATE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT TO HELP FIND A KILLER.

TRISH ROUTTE WITH CRIME STOPPERS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


CRIME STOPPERS-PKG


When Jabbin Robinson was young, his parents moved their family from New Jersey to Lee County - to escape the violence plaguing their old neighborhood. Now, years later, they ironically find themselves mourning that same son who was shot to death in a Lehigh Acres home.

Marcia Robinson - "We brought him here thinking life would be better for him. And the same life we took him from is the same life that took him away from us."

In the early morning hours of November 1, 2013, an unknown assailant shot 30 year old Robinson in front of a home he was temporarily staying at. The only thing witnesses reported seeing was a dark car with three black males, donning dread locks and gold teeth. No names and nothing further was shared - not even by his so called friends.

Trish Routte: On the streets, Jabbin was known as the guy who would always have his friends back. And now his family is left to ask why now, in his greatest hour of need, nobody has his.

Marcia Robinson - "If you could do that and come to show your support at the funeral, come to the police and let them know who did this so they can take this person off the streets."

The pain and emptiness the Robinson family resonates with every member - including a 3 year old girl who always looked up to her Uncle Jay.

Marcia Robinson - "We were making cookies the other day and she asked if we could make some cookies and bring them to Uncle Jay at the cemetery and tell him to get up and come home with us. She loved her uncle and now she doesn't have her uncle anymore."

What's frustrating for every member of the family is the lack of answers as to who's responsible for this senseless act of violence and why.

Darnell Robinson - "Now, nobody wants to say anything - nobody doesn't know anything or they give mis-information."

Marcia Robinson - "We revolved our lives around our children. Our children were our life. And now somebody came in here and destroyed our family."

In a quest for answers and justice, the Robinson family is pleading with their son's friends and associates to do the right thing - and be the friend to Jabbin that he was to so many others.

Darnell Robinson - "The people that was in the house that night, they need to come forward and tell the officers exactly what went on and exactly who was at that door."

And until the day justice is served, Jabbin's family will hold onto the only thing they have left.'

Marcia Robinson - "They may have taken him away from me physically, but they can never take him away from me mentally, spiritually or my memories. I'll have them forever."

For Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, I'm Trish Routte. Return to index of stories...


CRIME STOPPERS-TAG


ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON ANY UNSOLVED HOMICIDES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS ASKED TO CALL CRIME STOPPERS.

ALL CALLERS WILL REMAIN ANONYMOUS AND WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH REWARD OF UP TO ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-1 SHOT


YOU ARE WATCHING NBC TWO NEWS TODAY.

STRAIGHT AHEAD, YOUR TOP STORIES.

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


HEADLINES-TC MON


AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW AFTER THREE BOATS CRASHED NEAR A MIAMI MARINA -- LEAVING FOUR PEOPLE DEAD.

NBC2 UNCOVERS THE LATEST INFORMATION - STRAIGHT AHEAD.

AND NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE TAMPA TEEN JAILED IN ISRAEL AFTER HE WAS BEATEN BY ISRAELI POLICE.

FIND OUT HIS PUNISHMENT -- AHEAD AT 9:30.

AND MILTARY BRIDES-TO-BE -- listen up

IF YOU'RE STILL SEARCHING FOR THAT PERFECT WEDDING GOWN --

WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE YOU CAN GET ONE FOR FREE! Return to index of stories...


SOUTH FL FATAL BOAT CRASH-TC MON


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TAMPA TEEN JAILED ISRAEL-TC MON


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OPERATION WEDDING GOWN-TC MON


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


SHOW OPEN Return to index of stories...


HELLO AGAIN-2-SHOT


WELCOME BACK TO THE SECOND HALF HOUR OF NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M CLIFTON FRENCH.

WE ARE IN STORE FOR ANOTHER STORMY AFTERNOON

METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNING IS TRACKING THE RAIN AND HAS MORE ON YOUR FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST-WX CENTER


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.

Another day of scattered showers and storms is in store for Southwest Florida as we wrap up the holiday weekend.

The rain pattern today will be similar to Saturday. Those of us closer to the coast may see some isolated downpours earlier in the day, and then the bulk of the rain will tend to migrate inland through the afternoon.

However, with so much moisture around today, a passing shower will still be possible at any time and any place.

Expect a mix of sun and clouds through the day with some cloudy periods possible at times. Daytime highs will range from the upper 80s to low 90s for most of Southwest Florida; the lowest temperatures will be along the coast.

The storms will start to shut down by 9-10 p.m., but one or two storms may even linger a little later.

For the upcoming week, plan on seeing a classic July weather pattern featuring scattered showers and storms along with a heavy dose of sunshine.

Temperatures through the week will be hot but seasonable with highs in the low to mid 90s and overnight lows close to the mid 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Now that Arthur has faded over the northern latitudes, we're left with pretty tranquil weather over the tropical Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean. No tropical development is anticipated through the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING LEHIGH ACRES CRASH-TRX-VO


WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS AT 9:30--

A MAN INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT ON THURSDAY IN LEE COUNTY HAS DIED.

WE'RE LEARNING HE IS 43-YEAR-OLD PATRICK SCOTT BUTZ.

TROPPERS TELL US HE WAS THROWN FROM HIS CAR WHEN HIT A UTILITY POLE AND TREE ON BEN HILL GIRFFIN PARKWAY.

FHP SAY BUTZ DIED IN THE HOSPITAL FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: SOUTH FL FATAL BOAT CRASH-TRX, 2 SHOT


NBC-2 IS FOLLOWING A FATAL FOURTH OF JULY BOAT CRASH OUT OF MIAMI.

WE'RE LEARNING FOUR PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND SEVERAL OTHERS HURT IN A THREE-BOAT COLLISION FRIDAY NIGHT.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO --

CHRISTY -- IT TOOK SOMETIME FOR ALL OF THE BODIES TO BE PULLED FROM THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: SOUTH FL FATAL BOAT CRASH-VO IN PLASMA


AUTHORITIES ARE CALLING THIS A VERY CHAOTIC SCENE.

SOME OF THE BODIES WERE NOT RECOVERED UNTIL YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: SOUTH FL FATAL BOAT CRASH-VO


IT HAPPENED FRIDAY NIGHT AROUND THE END OF THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY.

AUTHORITIES SAY THEY GOT A CALL FROM ONE OF THE BOATERS-- SAYING HE'D BEEN HIT BY ANOTHER BOAT AND HIS VESSEL WAS TAKING ON WATER.

EIGHT PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

TWO OF THEM-- A MAN AND A WOMAN-- LATER DIED.

RELATIVES OF A THIRD VICTIM FOUND HER BODY IN THE WATER ON SATURDAY-- AND INVESTIGATORS LATER RECOVERED A FOURTH BODY.

RIGHT NOW -- OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT CAUSED THE DEADLY CRASH. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: SOUTH FL FATAL BOAT CRASH-PLASMA


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NBC-2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT THE NAMES OF THE VICTIMS.

COUNT ON US TO UPDATE YOU WITH NEW INFORMATION.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO, CHRISTY ANDREWS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA TEEN JAILED ISRAEL-ANIBOX


NBC-2 IS UNCOVERING NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ABOUT THIS FLORIDA TEENAGER BEING HELD IN JERUSALEM --

THE TEEN WAS BEATEN BY POLICE DURING A CLASH BETWEEN ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS.

THIS MORNING -- HIS PARENTS ARE SPEAKING OUT --

N-B-C'S AYMAN MOHYELDIN IS IN EAST JERUSALEM WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA TEEN JAILED ISRAEL-PKG


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THE AMATEUR VIDEO SHOWS ISRAELI SOLDIERS SUBDUING A PALESTINIAN TEEN…

THEN REPEATEDLY BEATING HIM WHILE HE APPEARS MOTIONLESS

BEFORE DRAGGING HIM AWAY WITH OTHER DETAINEES…

SUHA AND SALAHIDEEN KHDEIR SAY THE BOY IS THEIR SON… 15 YEAR OLD PALESTINIAN-AMERICAN TARIK

"He doesn't remember much because of the blows to the head"

THE FAMILY SAYS TARIK WAS VISITING RELATIVES WHEN HE GOT CAUGHT UP IN THE CLASHES ON THURSDAY.

EAST JERUSALEM HAS BEEN GRIPPED WITH VIOLENCE SINCE A PALESTINIAN TEENAGER WAS BURNED TO DEATH IN WHAT THEY BELIEVE WAS AN ATTACK BY ISRAELI JEWS REVENGING THE KIDNAPPING AND KILLING OF THREE ISRAELI TEENS.

BUT ISRAEL'S POLICE HAVE DEFENDED THE ACTIONS OF ITS FORCES SAYING THE VIDEO IS "EDITED AND BIASED AND IT DOES NOT REPRESENT THE EVENTS"

THEIR FORCES WERE IN LIFE THREATENING SITUATIONS COMING… UNDER ATTACK WITH STONES, MOLOTOV COCKTAILS AND PIPE BOMBS THEY SAID.

THE FAMILY DENIES THEIR SON WAS A PROTESTER.

"He was a sweet smart kid lots of friends very social very loving, loved to fish, loved to play soccer, basketball"

TARIK WAS THE SECOND AMERICAN CITIZEN CAUGHT UP IN RECENT TURMOIL HERE…

ISRAELI-AMERICAN NEFTALI FRENKLE, WAS BURIED ON TUESDAY ALONG WITH THE TWO OTHER MURDERED JEWISH TEENS

A PAINFUL REMINDER THAT WHAT HAPPENS HERE, IN THE HOLY LAND…IS FELT BACK IN THE AMERICAN HOMELAND.

THE ISRAELI JUSTICE MINISTRY SAYS IT IS GOING TO LAUNCH AN INVESTIGATION NITO THE BEATING, BUT PALESTINIAN HUMANS RIGHTS ACTIVISTS SAY THAT RARELY DO ACTS OF ISRAELI BRUTALITY AGAINST PALESTINIANS EVER GO PUNISHED. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA TEEN JAILED ISRAEL-ONCAM


THAT WAS AYMAN MOHYELDIN WITH THAT REPORT.

ISRAELI POLICE SAY THE FLORIDA TEEN HAS BEEN GIVEN NINE DAYS OF HOUSE ARREST.

THE AGENCY SAYS, AN OFFICIAL FROM THE U-S CONSULATE HAS VISITED HIM IN THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


MEET THE PRESS SUNDAY-OTS, VO


THIS MORNING ON MEET THE PRESS --

SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY JEH JOHNSON WILL BE ON THE SHOW TO TALK ABOUT THE HEIGHTENED TERROR ALERTS ON U-S BOUND FLIGHTS.

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

JOHNSON WILL ALSO 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 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...


ISIS LEADER DELIVERS SERMON-VOTOPS


A VIDEO POSTED ONLINE SHOWS THE LEADER OF THE ISIS MILITANT GROUP DELIVERING A SERMON IN THE NORTHERN IRAQI CITY OF MOSUL -- THE COUNTRY'S SECOND LARGEST CITY -- WHICH WAS OVER-RUN BY THE TERRORIST GROUP.

THIS COULD BE THE FIRST KNOWN VIDEO OF THE MILITANT LEADER.

ISIS HAS CAPTURED LAND ACROSS IRAQ AND SYRIA. Return to index of stories...


NSA SURVEILLANCE INCIDENTAL COLLECTION -OTS


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY IS UNDER FIRE AGAIN FOR A DATA SWEEP THAT INVOLVES ORDINARY AMERICANS.

THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTS THE N-S-A COLLECTED THE CONVERSATIONS OF NINE TIMES AS MANY ORDINARY INTERNET USERS, BOTH AMERICANS AND NON-AMERICANS.

THE POST ALSO REPORTS NEARLY HALF OF THOSE SURVEILLANCE FILES CONTAINED NAMES, EMAIL ADDRESSES AND OTHER DETAILS FROM A FOUR YEAR PERIOD.

THE INTERCEPTED DOCUMENTS WERE PROVIDED TO THE POST BY FORMER NSA ANALYST EDWARD SNOWDEN. Return to index of stories...


PHILLY ROWHOUSE FIRE-VO


WE BROUGHT YOU THIS TRAGIC STORY OF DEADLY ROWHOUSE FIRE IN PHILADELPHIA AS BREAKING NEWS SATURDAY MORNING.

WE'RE LEARNING THIS MORNING THE FIRE KILLED 4-YEAR-OLD TWIN GIRLS, A 4-YEAR-OLD BOY AND A BABY.

AT LEAST EIGHT HOUSES WERE DESTROYED.

THE FIRE STARTED JUST BEFORE THREE SATURDAY MORNING.

THE TWINS MOTHER WAS IN THE HOME WITH SEVEN CHILDREN -- SHE MANAGED TO GET THREE OUT DURING THE FIRE.

SHE COULDN'T SAVE THE REST OF HER CHILDREN.

THE BOYS' MOTHER WAS NOT IN THE HOUSE AT THE TIME.

THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION --

WE KNOW 42 PEOPLE ARE HOMELESS.

Officials say fire raced through a row of two-story homes in Philadelphia, killing 4-year-old twin girls, a 4-year-old boy and a baby and engulfing at least 10 houses.

The twin's mother, 41-year-old Dewen Bowah, told police she was in the home with seven children early Saturday and managed to get three out when the fire broke out. But she couldn't save her daughters, Maria and Marialla Bowah, or 1-month-old Taj Jacque and 4-year-old Patrick Sanyeah.

A THREE-ALARM FIRE IN THE OVERNIGHT HOURS TODAY KILLED FOUR YOUNG CHILDREN INSIDE THEIR PHILADELPHIA ROW HOMES.

THE FIRE BROKE OUT SHORTLY BEFORE THREE-A-M AND SPREAD QUICKLY FROM HOME TO HOME.

NEIGHBORS WOKE UP OTHER PEOPLE ON THE BLOCK AND HELPED THEM GET OUT SAFELY.

FOUR-YEAR-OLD TWIN GIRLS, A FOUR-YEAR-OLD BOY AND AN INFANT PERISHED IN THE FLAMES.

FOUR OTHER PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL, AND ONE OF THEM IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

AT LEAST EIGHT HOUSES WERE DESTROYED. Return to index of stories...


FLIGHT M370 SEARCH-TRX-VOTOPS


THE SEARCH FOR MISSING MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT M-H-370 IS STILL GOING STRONG --

MALAYSIA ANNOUNCED TODAY IT IS SENDING AN ADDITIONAL SHIP TO AUSTRALIA NEXT MONTH TO ASSIST IN THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING PLANE IN THE SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.

IT'S BEEN 121 DAYS SINCE THE JET WENT MISSING AND NOT A SINGLE PIECE OF WRECKAGE HAS BEEN FOUND.

THE PLANE DISAPPEARED ON MARCH 8TH WITH 239 PEOPLE ON BOARD. Return to index of stories...


CA SHARK ATTACK-VO


A SWIMMER IS IN STABLE CONDITION AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY A GREAT WHITE SHARK NEAR LOS ANGELES SATURDAY MORNING.

THE MAN WAS TRAINING FOR A LONG DISTANCE SWIM NEAR THE MANHATTAN BEACH PIER, ABOUT 60 FEET OFFSHORE.

WITNESSES SAY THE SHARK HAD BEEN SNAGGED BY A FISHING LINE.

THE SEVEN-FOOT GREAT WHITE BIT THE SWIMMER'S RIGHT RIB.

THE MAN WAS GIVEN FIRST AID ON THE BEACH AND TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


RIP CURRENT WARNING-VO


IF YOU'RE HEADING TO THE BEACH TODAY YOU WANT BE CAREFUL YOU DON'T GET CAUGHT IN DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS WARNING FAMILIES TO KEEP A CLOSE EYE ALONG LEE COUNTY BEACHES.

THE ADVISORY STRETCHES INTO PINELLAS COUNTY.

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...


PORT CHARLOTTE WIDENING-TRX-OC-CG


AN NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT FOR YOU THIS MORNING --

IF YOU LIVE IN PORT CHARLOTTE, LISTEN UP --

CONSTRUCTION WILL START ON GASPARILLA ROAD ON MONDAY.

THIS PROJECT INCLUDES WIDENING GASPARILLA ROAD, FROM MCCALL ROAD TO JUST SOUTH OF ROTONDA BOULEVARD EAST.

IT WILL BE WIDENED TO A FOUR-LANE DIVIDED ROADWAY.

Construction will begin just south of Rotonda Boulevard East moving north towards SR 776. The Public Works Department would like to remind motorists to remain alert at all times and to exercise caution when traveling through construction zones. More information about this project is available at www.CharlotteCountyFL.gov - click Project Status Updates in the Popular Links list on the left. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR


AN EXPANDSION TO THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER IS CAUSING A LOT OF HYPE.

FIND OUT WHEN YOU CAN BEGIN YOUR HARRY POTTER'S ADVENTURES. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-LIVE


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TZ4 B HARRY POTTER ATTRACTION-VO TOPS


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FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


FORECAST OPEN Return to index of stories...


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.

Another day of scattered showers and storms is in store for Southwest Florida as we wrap up the holiday weekend.

The rain pattern today will be similar to Saturday. Those of us closer to the coast may see some isolated downpours earlier in the day, and then the bulk of the rain will tend to migrate inland through the afternoon.

However, with so much moisture around today, a passing shower will still be possible at any time and any place.

Expect a mix of sun and clouds through the day with some cloudy periods possible at times. Daytime highs will range from the upper 80s to low 90s for most of Southwest Florida; the lowest temperatures will be along the coast.

The storms will start to shut down by 9-10 p.m., but one or two storms may even linger a little later.

For the upcoming week, plan on seeing a classic July weather pattern featuring scattered showers and storms along with a heavy dose of sunshine.

Temperatures through the week will be hot but seasonable with highs in the low to mid 90s and overnight lows close to the mid 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Now that Arthur has faded over the northern latitudes, we're left with pretty tranquil weather over the tropical Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean. No tropical development is anticipated through the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-TRX-ANIBOX


theres a big event happeneing in collier county this morning --

HUNDREDS ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE NAPLES AMERICAN SPRINT DUATHLON AND TRIATHLON

NBC 2'S BRITTANY WEINER IS THERE --

LIVE AT SUGDEN REGIONAL PARK. Return to index of stories...


BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-REM LIVE


WHAT A GREAT WAY TO BURN OFF THE CALORIES YOU CONSUMED THIS WEEKEND.

THIS BIKE CARRAL IS FILLED WITH HUNDREDS OF BIKES.

MORE THAN 230 PEOPLE COMPETED TODAY.

EVENT ORGANIZERS TELL ME THAT'S ABOUT A 25 PERCENT JUMP FROM LAST YEAR.

THIS IS A DUATHLON, triathlon and relay.

THE TRIATHLON Was A QUARTER MILE SWIM, 10 MILE BIKE RIDE AND 3 MILE RUN.

THE FASTEST PERSON DID IT IN ABOUT AN HOUR.

They are giving out awards now.

EVERY FINISHER GETS A MEDAL, BUT THERE ARE SPECIAL PRIZES FOR THE TOP

FIVE IN EACH AGE GROUP.

THIS IS THE THIRD YEAR FOR THIS EVENT.

REPORTING LIVE IN NAPLES, BRITTANY WEINER NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-VO


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BRITTANY: NAPLES TRIATHLON-REM LIVE


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SUPER GHOST ORCHID-VO


YOU CAN ONLY SEE IT ONE TIME OF THE YEAR IN COLLIER COUNTY.

SUPER GHOST ORCHIDS ARE NOW IN FULL BLOOM.

IN RECENT YEARS THE CORKSCREW SWAMP SANCTUARY HAS ATTRACTED ORCHID ENTHUSIASTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

WALK ONE MILE ON THE BOARDWALK AND YOU'LL SEE THE "SUPER GHOST ORCHID."

THEY ARE CONSIDERED ENDANGERED HERE IN FLORIDA.

THE SUPER GHOST WAS FIRST SPOTTED IN 2007.

SINCE THEN - IT'S BEEN AN ANNUAL ATTRACTION. Return to index of stories...


SUPER GHOST ORCHID-SOTVO


We had people calling the sanctuary that wanted to know if that orchid was still in bloom they were catching the next flight down here to

southwest Florida to see that.

CORKSCREW SWAMP SANCTUARY IS OFF IMMOKALEE ROAD - ABOUT 15 MILES EAST OF I-75.

YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO SEE THE SUPER GHOST ORCHIDS.

IT USUALLY ONLY BLOOMS IN THE MONTH OF JULY. Return to index of stories...


FL: 12 FOOT PYTHON CAUGHT IN BACKYARD GRILL-TRX-VO


A BIG SURPRISE TURNED UP IN A SOUTH FLORIDA NEIGHBORHOOD!

A FAMILY SPOTTED THIS 12 FOOT PYTHON.

IT TOOK AT LEAST A HALF HOUR BEFORE FIRST RESPONDERS GOT THERE.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE PYTHON WAS NOT SOMEONE'S PET, IT CAME FROM THE WILD. Return to index of stories...


HARRY POTTER ATTRACTION-TRX-VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

IF YOU ARE A HARRY POTTER FAN YOU WANT TO HEAD TO UNIVERSAL IN ORLANDO.

THE NEW SECTION OF THE MAGICAL WORLD-- WILL OFFICIALLY OPEN THIS WEEK.

YOU'LL BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE MORE OF HARRY POTTER'S ADVENTURES.

TO GET FROM ONE PARK TO ANOTHER. GUESTS WILL HOP ON THE HOGWARTS EXPRESS.

THERE WILL BE SHOPS, RESTAURANTS AND A NEW RIDE.

THE NEW AREA WILL DOUBLE THE SIZE OF THE SWEEPING LAND ALREADY FOUND AT UNIVERSAL'S ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE.

IT WILL OPEN TUESDAY. Return to index of stories...


FIREWORKS DISPLAY-OCNATSVO


THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CELEBRATES 238 YEARS OF FREEDOM THIS WEEKEND.

HERE'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE BIGGEST FIREWORKS DISPLAYS FROM ACROSS THE U-S-A!

FROM THE NATION'S CAPITAL TO CHICAGO TO ATLANTA, NEW YORK AND MIAMI. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-1 SHOT


COMING UP NEXT ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

WE'LL HAVE A LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

BUT FIRST YOU HAVE TO HEAR THIS ----

My book is funny! I wear fur that was killed 15 years ago.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT SET OFF JOAN RIVERS IN HER INTERVIEW ON C-N-N.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A JOAN RIVERS WALKS OFF-SOTVO


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JOAN RIVERS WALKS OFF-OC-SOTVO


DURING AN INTERVIEW WITH COMEDIAN JOAN RIVERS ----THINGS GOT A LITTLE TENSE ON CNN.

ANCHOR FREDRICKA WHITFIELD ASKED ABOUT CRITICISM OVER THE COVER OF HER NEW BOOK. IN WHICH SHE IS WEARING FUR.

RIVERS WAS APPARENTLY NOT HAPPY WITH THE QUESTION. AND WENT OFF ON A TIRADE.

I made people laugh for 50 years. I am put on earth to make people laugh. My book is funny! I wear fur that was killed 15 years ago. I work for animal rights-stop it with -- you do this and you're mean. And you are not the one to interview a person who does humor! sorry!

are we serious?

RIVERS DID NOT COME BACK TO THE SET TO FINISH THE INTERVIEW.

SINCE THE BOOK'S RELEASE, RIVERS HAS BEEN CRITICIZED BY ANIMAL RIGHTS GROUPS. Return to index of stories...


MILEY CYRUS BANGERZ TOUR-VO


IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN 'MILEY CYRUS IN CONCERT ---YOU WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE HER TAKE THE STAGE FOR NBC TODAY.

IT'S AN UNPRECEDENTED BEHIND-THE-SCENE CONCERT SPECIAL OF HER BANGERZ TOUR.

THIS UNIQUE SPECIAL WILL OFFER AN EXCLUSIVE PEEK ON HOW SHE ENGAGES WITH HER CREW AND FANS.

IT WILL FOCUS ON THE SINGERS' CONCERTS IN BARCELONA, SPAIN AND LISBON, PORTUGAL.

YOU CAN CATCH THE TWO HOUR SPECIAL RIGHT HERE ON NBC2 -- TONIGHT AT NINE.

BANGERZ TOUR' TAKES THE STAGE FOR NBC ON SUNDAY, JULY 6 AT 9 P.M.

Starring the world-renown recording artist in an unprecedented behind-the-scenes concert special, NBC is set to air the two-hour "Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour" on Sunday, July 6 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT.

The special will focus on Cyrus' concerts from the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain and MEO Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. Return to index of stories...


NIFF SUMMER FILMS-CGTOPS


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO THIS WEEK-- YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT THE NIFF FILM SOCIETY SUMMER SERIES!

FOR 25 BUCKS YOU'LL GET A MOVIE TICKET, CHOICE OF HOUSE WINE, BEER OR A FOUNTAIN DRINK.

THIS WEEK'S FILM IS "YOU CAN COUNT ON ME."

IT'LL BE SHOWING TUESDAY NIGHT AT SEVEN AT THE SILVERSPOT CINEMA AT MERCATO IN NAPLES.

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OPERATION WEDDING GOWN-CGTOPS, CLIP


OPERATION WEDDING GOWN IS GOING ON THIS WEEK IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

IT'S A MISSION TO GIVE AWAY FREE WEDDING GOWNS TO MILITARY BRIDES.

FROM JULY EIGHTH THROUGH THE TENTH --

CHARLOTTE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE WILL HOST A GOWN GIVEAWAY.

BUT YOU DO NEED TO REGISTER --

SO HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE --

NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWS LINKS -- WE'VE PUT THE REGISTRATION INFORMATION THERE.

BRIDES ACROSS AMERICA MAKES WEDDING DREAMS COME TRUE FOR MILITARY BRIDES!

Port Charlotte, FL - "Operation Wedding Gown" is Brides Across America's mission to

give away free wedding gowns to military brides. On July 8-10, 2014 Charlotte Bridal Boutique will host

a gown giveaway to make wedding dreams come true for many military brides. Men get honored for their

sacrifices, but fiancés and wives make a large sacrifice too. Often times military brides find it difficult to plan

their "fairy tale" wedding due to deployment, injury and/or economic hardship. Heidi Janson, founder says, "A

wedding is something everyone loves and to give a wedding gown to support our troops makes perfect sense!

This is our gift to them, to say thank you for their service and sacrifice."

Charlotte Bridal Boutique will host this annual event on July 8th-10th

Charlotte, FL. Brides Across America and Charlotte Bridal Boutique will roll out the red carpet for deserving

military brides and give them the opportunity to shop for a free wedding gown.

To register:

For more information on how to qualify and register for an event visit www.bridesacrossamerica.com.

In order to qualify, brides or their fiancé must be serving in the military; either currently deployed, have a future

deployment, or have been deployed within the last five years to Iraq, Afghanistan, Middle East, Korea, or

Japan. Brides must pre-register for the event and bring proper identification along with deployment papers to

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BREAKING NEWS


WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS

A MAN INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT ON THURSDAY IN LEE COUNTY HAS DIED.

WE'RE LEARNING HE IS 43-YEAR-OLD PATRICK SCOTT BUTZ.

TROPPERS TELL US HE WAS THROWN FROM HIS CAR WHEN HIT A UTILITY POLE AND TREE ON BEN HILL GIRFFIN PARKWAY.

FHP SAY BUTZ DIED IN THE HOSPITAL ON FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES HOUSE FIRE-TRX-VOTOPS


A NAPLES FAMILY IS WITHOUT A HOME AFTER IT WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING AND BURNED TO THE GROUND.

THIS HAPPENED IS IN THE QUAIL WEST COMMUNITY.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY LIGHTNING STRUCK THE ROOF AND CAUSED A PROPANE GRILL TO EXPLODE OUTSIDE. Return to index of stories...


SOUTH FL FATAL BOAT CRASH-VOTOP-WIPE


A FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION GOES TERRIBLY WRONG LEAVING FOUR PEOPLE DEAD.

THREE BOATS COLLIDED NEAR A COCONUT GROVE MARINA IN MIAMI.

INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR ONE OTHER PERSON.

OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT CAUSED THE CRASH.

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NAPLES INSURANCE FRAUD-VOTOP-WIPE


A MOTHER-DAUGHTER DUO ARE ACCUSED OF DEFRAUDING AN INSURANCE COMPANY.

OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS TELL US -

CATHERINE CURRY --

AND HER MOTHER, BARBARA SALLEE -- ARE BOTH ACCUSED OF STEALING MORE THAN 240-THOUSAND DOLLARS -- BY FILING FAKE INSURANCE CLAIMS.

DETECTIVES SAY CURRY WAS FILING CLAIMS SAYING HER MOM HAD WEEKLY CARE.

WE JUST CHECKED WITH THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE -- SALLEE IS STILL IN JAIL THIS MORNING.

CURRY BONDED OUT LAST WEEK.

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KFC COMING TO NAPLES-VOTOPS


AFTER GAINING NATIONAL ATTENTION FOR HER FAMILYS HOAX OF BEING KICKED OUT OF A K-F-C FOR HER GRAPHIC SCARS.

THREE YEAR OLD VICTORIA FROM MISSISSIPPI WILL BE COMING TO NAPLES TOMORROW.

SHE WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL -- AND LOST HER EYE.

NOW ONE NAPLES MAN IS GIVING THE LITTLE GIRL A NEW EYE.

ALL TRAVEL AND SURGERY COSTS WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED FOR VICTORIA AND HER FAMILY AS THEY TRAVEL TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


FMB ALGAE-VOTOPS


YOU MIGHT FEEL SOMETHING WEIRD IN THE WATER THE NEXT TIME YOU HEAD TO FORT MYERS BEACH.

IT'S ALGAE.

AND IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN EIGHT YEARS IT'S BLOOMED AT THE BEACH.

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...


TS CAPE RED WHITE BOOM-VOTOPS


NBC2 IS LEARNING -- FUNDRAISING FOR NEXT YEAR'S RED WHITE AND BOOM IS ALREADY UNDERWAY.

ORGANIZERS ARE LOOKING FOR BUSINESS OWNERS TO HELP FOOT THE BILL FOR CAPE CORAL'S ANNUAL FIREWORKS SHOW.

THEY ARE STARTING EARLY TO AVOID ANY POTENTIAL HICCUPS LIKE THIS YEAR.

THE EVENT'S BANK ACCOUT HAD RUN DRY UNTIL A BUSINESS OWNER STEPPED UP TO HELP. Return to index of stories...


TODAY'S FORECAST-3-SHOT GRAPHIC


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CLOSE-3-SHOT


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