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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ1 A) mauled girl to naples-VOtops
HLA lightning rods for homes-trxVO IN PLASMA TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
HLA lightning rods for homes-SOTVO 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
HLB sosa child cruelty-PLASMA STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
HLC mauled girl in rsw-VO IN PLASMA ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
FIRST WEATHER-WX BOXES car crash traffic update-live u
crash at 41 TOSS TO ANDREA-VO, (2)SS, EANIBX
TOSS TO LUCAS-NATVO, OC, EANIBX MAULED GIRL TO NAPLES-REM-26
LIGHTNING SPARKS FIRES-REM-7 MAULED GIRL TO NAPLES-BNR-PKG
LIGHTNING SPARKS FIRES-BNR-PKG MAULED GIRL TO NAPLES-REM-26
LIGHTNING SPARKS FIRES-REM-7 I75 TRAFFIC ALERT-trxOC, SS, OC
LIGHTNING IN FL-VIDBOX SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
WEATHER APP-SStops SPORTS
CHARCO TEACHER SUSPENDED-OC, SS, OC MIAMI HEAT-ON CAM
CHARCO TEACHER SUSPENDED-BNR-PKG JOSH MCROBERTS-VOTOPS
HUSS SENTENCING-VOTOPS, OC DANNY GRANGER-VOTOPS
SOSA CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES-OC GEORGE MCNEILL-ON CAM VO
SOSA CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES-BNR-PKG GEORGE MCNEILL-VOTOPS
SOSA MURDERS-OC, SS, VO MCNEILL FB COMMENTS-CGTOPS
ROBERT MOORE CONDITIONS OF RELEASE-OC, SS, VO, OC MCNEILL TO OPEN-ON CAM VO
CAPE TAX COLLECTOR OFFICE-OC, VO CHRIS SALE-VO-BNR
CAPE TAX COLLECTOR OFFICE-SOTVO DAVID HOLMBERG-VOTOPS
CAR VS. HOME ARREST-OC, VO, SS SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OC, VO AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
MEDICAL MARIJUANA-SOTVO 11 PM TEASE-OC-VO
PEDESTRIAN KILLED FOWLER-OC, SS, OC crash on 41
FORMER CHURCH VOLUNTEER SENTENCED-OC, SS, OC CLOSE-4SHOT
TEASE ONE-CLIP  


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HLA lightning rods for homes-trxVO IN PLASMA


WICKED LIGHTING TAKES ITS TOLL.

A BOLT HITS A MULTI MILLION DOLLAR NAPLES HOME.

THE COUPLE WHO LIVES HERE TALKS TO NBC 2 ABOUT THE MOMENT THEIR HOME WENT UP IN FLAMES. Return to index of stories...


HLA lightning rods for homes-SOTVO


:14 "I walked into the kitchen and smelled smoke and said uh oh then I saw huge flames going up to the guest bedroom

NBC-2 LOOKS FOR WAY TO PROTECT YOUR HOME IN THE LIGHTNING CAPITAL OF THE U-S. Return to index of stories...


HLB sosa child cruelty-PLASMA


AND A CAPE CORAL FATHER ARRESTED FOR LEAVING HIS BABY IN THE CAR IN THE PARKING LOT OF A STRIP CLUB IS ACCUSED OF ABUSING ANOTHER INFANT.

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HLC mauled girl in rsw-VO IN PLASMA


AND - A THREE YEAR OLD WHO CAPTURED THE NATION'S ATTENTION ARRIVES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

SHE WAS MAULED BY DOGS, NOW SHES GETTING A NEW EYE. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX BOXES


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crash at 41


CONFIRMED: SOUTH TRAIL FD CONFIRMS ONE FATALITY

CONFIRMED: Bob confirms on scene that the accident took place on the northbound side of 41 in near the Tilted Kilt. Traffic on the NB side is down to one lane. SB side is open. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LUCAS-NATVO, OC, EANIBX


nats of lightning

FLORIDA IS THE LIGHTNING CAPITAL OF THE UNITED STATES.

ON AVERAGE, THERE ARE NEARLY ONE AND HALF MILLION STRIKES IN OUR STATE EACH YEAR.

ONE OF THOSE STRIKES JUST ROCKED THE WORLD OF A NAPLES COUPLE.

THEY WERE WATCHING T-V THIS WEEKEND WHEN LIGHTNING HIT AND STARTED A FIRE IN THEIR QUAIL WEST HOME.

TODAY, NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER GOT A TOUR OF THE DAMAGE AND LEARNED WHETHER A LIGHTNING ROD WOULD HAVE SPARED THE HOME. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING SPARKS FIRES-REM-7


IT'S JUST AN INCREDIBLE SIGHT. THE HOME DEEMED UNLIVABLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD BEHIND ME WHERE THIS HAPPENED. DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF LIGHTNING RODS, EXPERTS SAY THERE WOULD HAVE ONLY BEEN A 7 PERCENT CHANCE OF THIS HAPPENING - STILL, SOME ARE SKEPTICAL OF THAT. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING SPARKS FIRES-BNR-PKG


June Duke, Homeowner "Lightning flashed and even the controller in my hand sort of buzzed or tingled."

SHOCKED AT WHAT JUST HAPPENED, NOTHING WOULD PREPARE JUNE DUKE FOR WHAT WAS ABOUT TO UNFOLD.

"I walked into the kitchen and I smelled smoke. and then I saw huge flames."

IN A STATE OF PANIC, SHE CALLED 911 - HER HANDS STILL TINGLING AS SHE WENT WITH HER GUT INSTINCT TO LEAVE HER BELONGINGS INSIDE.

"As I came running out of the house I saw all along here smoke was billowing out."

THIS IS WHAT'S LEFT - HER HOUSE A LOSS AND STILL SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONED FROM THE COUPLE. WOULD LIGHTNING RODS LIKE THESE HAVE HELPED?

"We were told that they probably wouldn't do that much good and sometimes they did more harm."

"It's a good idea to have not an elaborate system where I can sleep good at night, you can sleep good at night."

LIGHTNING RODS HOOK UP TO CHORDS THAT RUN UNDERNEATH THE GROUND. WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES THE ROD, THE ELECTRIC CURRENT RUNS THROUGH THEM, AWAY FROM THE HOME.

LANCE FLEMING OF LIGHTNING PROTECTION SERVICES SAYS THAT COULD HAVE HELPED PREVENT THE DUKE'S PROPANE CHORDS ON THEIR ROOF FROM EXPLODING.

"A lot of people we hear say my insurance covers any kind of damage so we won't worry about that but they don't realize the loss of life or the things it can damage or the inconvenience."

NBC-2 CHECKED - AND ASIDE FROM PROTECTING YOUR HOME, MOST INSURERS EVEN OFFER A DISCOUNT FOR INSTALLING THESE RODS. BUT IT'S ONLY UNTIL YOU HAVE A CLAIM LIKE THE DUKE'S HAVE THAT PROVIDERS STRESS THEY NEED TO BE INSTALLED.

"I don't know whether they'll want to rebuild or consider total disaster. I would like to stay in Quail West in some home I don't know where or when." Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING SPARKS FIRES-REM-7


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LIGHTNING IN FL-VIDBOX


SO FAR THIS YEAR IN FLORIDA, FOUR PEOPLE HAVE DIED AFTER BEING HIT BY LIGHTNING.

THAT'S THE SAME NUMBER THAT DIED FROM LIGHTNING ALL OF LAST YEAR.

OFFICIALS SAY THE NUMBER FOR JUST THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR IS HIGHER THAN USUAL. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER APP-SStops


YOU CAN ALWAYS TRACK SEVERE WEATHER IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

OUR LIVE DOPPLER RADAR IS UP 24/7 ON NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

JUST CLICK ON THE WEATHER TAB. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO TEACHER SUSPENDED-OC, SS, OC


WE ARE LEARNING TONIGHT A CHARLOTTE COUNTY BOY MAY HAVE BEEN SPARED WITNESSING HIS MOTHER MURDER, IF HIS TEACHER HAD DONE WHAT SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO DO.

INVESTIGATORS SAY 8 YEAR OLD PETER HUSS TOLD A TEACHER AT MYAKK RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HIS STEP-FATHER HELD A GUN TO HIS HEAD AND CHOKED HIM.

SHE NEVER REPORTED THE ABUSE, AND A FEW DAYS LATER HE WATCHED HIS STEP-FATHER STAB HIS MOTHER TO DEATH.

NBC-2'S CHRIS GILMORE TRACKED DOWN THE TEACHER WHO EXPLAINS WHY SHE DID WHAT SHE DID. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO TEACHER SUSPENDED-BNR-PKG


"I don't feel like I did anything wrong."

BUT IN 2007, JUST DAYS AFTER CAROL ZIROFF LEARNED OF DOMESTIC ABUSE IN HER CLASSROOM-- SCOTT HUSS MURDERED YANA HUSS, THE MOTHER OF ONE OF CAROL'S STUDENTS, PETER.

ACCORDING TO THE STATE PETER TOLD ZIROFF THAT HIS STEPDAD CHOKED HIM AND HELD A GUN TO HIS HEAD JUST DAYS BEFORE THE KILLING.

ZIROFF SAYS THE STUDENT NEVER PULLED HER ASIDE.

"Oh no he never came to me one on one, I just overheard it."

SHE ALSO SAYS THAT'S THE FIRST TIME SHE HEARD OF ANY ABUSE AT HOME.

"Children say things all the time, you don't know whether to believe or not to becuse they like to tell each other stories and tell each other different things."

RECORDS SHOW THAT ZIROFF DID NOT BRING THE ABUSE TO ANYONE'S ATTENTION UNTIL AFTER THE MURDER.

THE STATE MANDATES TEACHERS REPORT ABUSE IMMEDIATELY.

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION RESPONDED TO ZIROFF'S ACTIONS IN 2008.

"they came back with a statement basically that they were going to take some action, and it could be anywhere from a letter of reprimand to revoking her teachinng license,"

IT TOOK 6 MORE YEARS BUT THE EDUCATION PRACTICES COMMISSION CAME TO A DECISION SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE.

ZIROFF'S TEACHING LICENSE WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR FIVE YEARS, SHE WILL BE FINED 500 DOLLARS AND IF SHE DECIDES TO RETURN TO TEACHING SHE WILL BE PLACED UNDER 2 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL PROBATION.

"You do put this in your mnd with everyone that you deal with. this kid went through some horiffic things, and as a person that cares about kids, it breaks your heart that something like that has to happen to children."

THE STATE SAYS IT TOOK SO LONG TO GET A DECISION BECAUSE ZIROFF'S ATTORNEY HAD A HARD TIME COMMUNICATING WITH HER.

IN 2009 ZIROFF SAYS SHE RETIRED FOR MEDICAL REASONS, SHE DOESN'T PLAN ON TEACHING AGAIN.

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HUSS SENTENCING-VOTOPS, OC


SCOTT HUSS IS SERVING A LIFE SENTENCE IN FEDERAL PRISON.

IT TOOK A CHARLOTTE COUNTY JURY LESS THAN AN HOUR TO CONVICT HIM OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER.

HUSS MAINTAINS THE RUSSIAN MAFIA KILLED HIS WIFE. Return to index of stories...


SOSA CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES-OC


A CAPE CORAL FATHER ONCE ARRESTED FOR LEAVING HIS INFANT IN A CAR WHILE HE WENT INSIDE A STRIP CLUB. IS IN TROUBLE AGAIN --

THIS TIME ACCUSED OF BITING A BABY THAT HIS GIRLFRIEND WAS WATCHING.

NBC-2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK FOUND OUT WHY HE WAS ALLOWED TO BE AROUND CHILDREN IN THE FIRST PLACE. Return to index of stories...


SOSA CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES-BNR-PKG


ANDREW SOSA-- ARRESTED AGAIN.

THIS TIME, THE VICTIM-- JUST ONE YEAR OLD.

THE MOTHER, ABBY BELL.IS SPEAKING OUT.

ABBY BELL

MOTHER OF VICTIM

20:58-21:03

"I love my kids to death and anybody who knows me knows that I love my kids."

POLICE SAY HER CHILD WAS BITTEN BY THE 21 YEAR OLD SOSA, HARD ENOUGH TO LEAVE MARKS ON

THE LITTLE BOY'S ARM. SOSA WAS WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND-- ABBY'S SISTER, WHO WAS

BABYSITTING THE CHILDREN WHILE ABBY WAS AT WORK.

ABBY BELL

MOTHER OF VICTIM

"honestly I would never imagine that he would do this. Not to my son."

ANDREW SOSA'S RAP SHEET IS EXTENSIVE.

NBC2 UNCOVERED HE'S BEEN IN AND OUT OF TROUBLE SINCE HE WAS JUST 11 YEARS OLD.

AS AN ADULT, HE WAS ARRESTED 10 TIMES IN LEE COUNTY. THREE INCIDENTS

INVOLVE CHILDREN.

IN EARLY 2013, HE WAS ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED BATTERY ON A PREGNANT WOMAN.

LATER THAT SAME YEAR HE WAS ARRESTED FOR LEAVING HIS OWN BABY IN A

LOCKED CAR WHILE HE WENT TO THE STRIP CLUB. THAT CHILD'S MOTHER IS THE SAME WOMAN HE WAS BABYSITTING WITH THIS TIME.

CHRIS CRAWFORD

FORMER FRIEND

10:15-19

"He definitely has a problem with kids and he's not suited to be

around kids or have them."

ACCORDING TO COURT RECORDS SOSA WAS SENTENCED TO 200 DAYS AND ORDERED

TO COMPLETE PARENTING CLASSES.

THERE WERE NO RESTRICTIONS PLACED BY DCF AND THE AGENCY TELLS ME THEY

HAVE NO OPEN INVESTIGATIONS WITH ANDREW SOSA.

ABBY BELL WANTS THAT TO CHANGE.

ABBY BELL

MOTHER OF VICTIM

"I will fight til the end to make sure my son gets justice to this."

IN LEE COUNTY DANIELLE KOLENIAK NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SOSA MURDERS-OC, SS, VO


ANDREW IS A COUSIN TO JEFFREY AND ALEX SOSA.

THE TEENS WERE TORTURED AND MURDERED BY THE INFAMOUS CASH FEENZ GANG IN 2006.

A FEW YEARS AGO WE SPOKE WITH ANDREW'S GRANDFATHER.

HE TOLD US THE MURDERS IMPACTED ANDREW A LOT AND CHANGED HIM EMOTIONALLY. Return to index of stories...


ROBERT MOORE CONDITIONS OF RELEASE-OC, SS, VO, OC


NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CASE OF A LEE COUNTY MAN ACCUSED OF SECRETLY RECORDING VACATIONERS IN A FORT MYERS BEACH RENTAL HOME

ROBERT MOORE CAN NOW VISIT HIS GRANDCHILDREN, BUT IT MUST BE SUPERVISED.

HE CAN ALSO USE THE INTERNET FOR BUSINESS, BUT IT WILL BE MONITORED BY OFFICIALS.

MOORE IS A CONTRACTOR IN FORT MYERS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE PUT HIDDEN CAMERAS IN A VACATION HOME.

THE CAMERAS CAPTURED PRIVATE MOMENTS IN THE BEDROOM AND BATHROOM.

YOUNG CHILDREN WERE ALSO RECORDED.

MOORE IS CHARGED WITH SEVERAL COUNTS OF VIDEO VOYERISM AND CHILD PORN. Return to index of stories...


CAPE TAX COLLECTOR OFFICE-OC, VO


THE LEE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE IN CAPE CORAL WAS SHUT DOWN TODAY.

A DRAINAGE PIPE BURST OVER THE WEEKEND AND WORKERS DIDN'T SEE IT UNTIL TODAY.

CREWS SPENT THE DAY CLEANING UP AND SAY THEY WILL WORK ALL NIGHT IN HOPES OF OPENING FOR BUSINESS TOMORROW MORNING. Return to index of stories...


CAPE TAX COLLECTOR OFFICE-SOTVO


TAKE SOT:

06:16:49 "This is just an accident that occurred as a result of heavy

downpours of rain and we've suffered major consequences, but all hands

are on deck to get it done." Larry Hart, Lee Co Tax Collector

THE DAMAGE WOULD HAVE BEEN WORSE IF NOT FOR A COOLING SENSOR THAT ACTIVATED AND SHUT OFF THE WATER IN THE BUILDING. Return to index of stories...


CAR VS. HOME ARREST-OC, VO, SS


DEPUTIES SAY A LEE COUNTY MAN WAS DRUNK AND HIGH WHEN HE CRASHED INTO A LEHIGH ACRES HOME.

HIS TRUCK ENDED UP VERTICAL AFTER HE SLAMMED AGAINST THE HOME ON BETHANY HOME DRIVE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY JACOB ZAMBRANA RAN A STOP SIGN.

THE COUPLE WAS ASLEEP INSIDE THE HOME.

THEY WERE NOT HURT.

ZAMBRANA BONDED OUT OF JAIL THIS AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OC, VO


FLORIDA LAWMAKERS ARE FINE-TUNING THE STATE'S APPROVAL OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

FOR THE FIRST TIME, DOCTORS ARE ALLOWED TO PRESCRIBE MEDICAL MARIJUANA FOR PATIENTS WHO SUFFER FROM SEIZURES.

THE LAW IS KNOWN AS CHARLOTTE'S WEB.

TODAY, LAWMAKERS DISCUSSED HOW THE LAW SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED. LIKE WHO CAN GROW, CULTIVATE, AND DISTRIBUTE THE POT.

SOME PARENTS SAY THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS THE ONLY HOPE FOR EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR SEIZURES. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA-SOTVO


Sot: Holley Moseley, Daughter Suffers From Seizures

"That why we are here, is to reinforce that there are children in this state who are dying, and there is a treatment available for them. Let's make this happen, but let's make it safe."

THE "CHARLOTTE'S WEB" MARIJUANA STRAIN WHICH IS AN OIL --

WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO A SMALL GROUP OF FLORIDIANS.

BUT IN NOVEMBER, VOTERS WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO ALLOW A GREAT USE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA. Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN KILLED FOWLER-OC, SS, OC


WE ARE NOW LEARNING THE NAME OF A WOMAN KILLED WHEN SHE WAS HIT BY A DRIVER IN FORT MYERS.

55 YEAR OLD DEBORAH KIRKLAND FROM CAPE CORAL WAS HIT WHILE WALKING ACROSS BUSY FOWLER STREET.

IT HAPPENED JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY MORNING, NORTH OF EDISON AVENUE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE WAS WEARING DARK CLOTHES AND DID NOT USE A CROSSWALK.

THE DRIVER WILL NOT BE CITED. Return to index of stories...


FORMER CHURCH VOLUNTEER SENTENCED-OC, SS, OC


A FORMER FORT MYERS CHURCH VOLUNTEER ADMITTED TO MOLESTING A LITTLE BOY.

ROBERT LITTLE USED TO WORK AT SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH AND LIVED IN A CHURCH-OWNED PROPERTY WHEN HE WAS ACCUSED.

TODAY, LITTLE AGREED TO A PLEA DEAL.

HE'LL SERVE JUST SHY OF A YEAR IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL.

THEN HE'LL BE ON PROBATION FOR 10 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-CLIP


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TZ1 A) mauled girl to naples-VOtops


THE LITTLE GIRL WHO CAPTURED HEADLINES AROUND THE NATION, AFTER SHE WAS MAULED BY DOGS ARRIVES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR A CHANCE AT A NEW BEGINNING.

A NAPLES EYE SPECIALIST HAS PROMISED TO HELP WITH RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY. EVEN THOUGH HER FAMILY LIKELY LIED ABOUT BEING KICKED OUT OF A RESTAURANT BECAUSE HER SCARS WERE TOO DISTURBING.

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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

TUESDAY'S RAIN PROSPECTS

Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue moving across Southwest Florida this evening. Compliments of the cloud cover left over from storms early on Monday, temperatures in the afternoon were held at bay, only topping out in the 80s, well below what's considered seasonal.

Overnight tonight temperatures are expected to retreat into the low to mid 70s.

The weather setup for Tuesday looks a bit similar to Monday. Again we will have steering winds with a south and southwesterly component to them. Added to the fact that higher resolution forecast models place some showers in the Gulf of Mexico early on Tuesday, we'll need to account for the chance for some rain in the morning, mainly along the coastline.

As the afternoon progresses, the inland areas of the state should bear the greatest coverage of showers and thunderstorms. Toward Tuesday evening, it is a possibility that some showers or isolated storms could push a touch closer toward the US 41 corridor.

For the duration of the work week, a more typical July weather streak looks to get set up with late afternoon and evening showers and storms. Temperatures from Wednesday onward look seasonal in the afternoons topping out near 92 degrres. Return to index of stories...


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WE WANT TO UPDATE YOU ON BREAKING NEWS WE BROUGHT YOU AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR.

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TOSS TO ANDREA-VO, (2)SS, EANIBX


THIS IS VIDEO OF VICTORIA WILCHER ARRIVING AT R-S-W MOMENTS AGO. SHE CAPTURED THE NATION'S ATTENTION AFTER HE FAMILY CLAIMED SHE WAS KICKED OUT OF A RESTAURANT BECAUSE HER SCARS WERE DISTURBING OTHER CUSTOMERS.

WE LATER LEARNED THE RESTAURANTS SAYS ITS NOT TRUE, BUT THE NAPLES DOCTOR WHO OFFERED TO HELP VICTORIA SAYS HE WILL KEEP HIS WORD.

THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS SNAPPED THESE PHOTOS OF VICTORIA.

ALTHOUGH THE FAMILY'S STORY MAY BE FAKE.

A NAPLES EYE SPECIALIST IS KEEPING PROMISE TO HELP THE GIRL RECOVER.

NBC-2'S ANDREA HUBBELL WAS IN THE AIRPORT FOR THE GIRL'S ARRIVAL.

SHE'S NOW IN NAPLES WHERE THE FAMILY WILL BE STAYING DURING THE PROCEDURE. Return to index of stories...


MAULED GIRL TO NAPLES-REM-26


I'M IN NAPLES -- AT THE INN AT PELICAN BAY.

THIS IS WHERE THE FAMILY IS EXPECTED TO BE ALL WEEK.

EARLIER --LITTLE VICTORIA'S PLANE LANDED JUST AFTER THREE AT RSW.

SHE WAS SKIPPING AROUND --- AND SEEMED EXCITED FOR THIS NEW ADVENTURE. Return to index of stories...


MAULED GIRL TO NAPLES-BNR-PKG


NAT

THESE ARE IMAGES YOU'LL ONLY SEE ON NBC2

NAT

THE THREE YEAR OLD LITTLE GIRL -- VICTORIA WILCHER --

NAT

FLYING IN FROM MISSISSIPPI WHERE THIS STORY BEGAN.

NOW SHE, HER FAMILY AND A NAPLES EXPERT IN PROSTHETICS IS TAKING A STEP AHEAD.

VICTORIA WILL BE IN NAPLES FOR A FULL WEEK VISITING WITH OCULARIST -- RAYMOND PETERS.

HE'S FITTING HER WITH A NEW SERIES OF EYES -- SHE LOST HER RIGHT EYE AFTER SHE WAS MAULED BY A PITBULL.

LEAVING HER WITH THESE SCARS -- THE ONES HER grandmother CLAIMS GOT THEM KICKED OUT OF A MISSISSIPPI KFC.

EVEN THOUGH THE RESTAURANT CHAIN SAYS THERE'S NO EVIDENCE THAT STORY IS TRUE -- AND MANY PEOPLE CALL IT A HOAX --

OTHERS ARE STILL OFFERING TO HELP THE CHILD - INCLUDING PETERS -- FOR AS LONG AS SHE NEEDS THEM. Return to index of stories...


MAULED GIRL TO NAPLES-REM-26


TOMORROW VICTORIA WILL HAVE HER FIRST APPOINTMENT.

BECAUSE SHE'S SO YOUNG SHE WILL HAVE TO BE SEDATED DURING A SERIES OF THREE APPOINTMENTS THIS WEEK.

BY FRIDAY -- SHE SHOULD HAVE A NEW EYE.

AND THAT'S WHEN THE FAMILY SAYS THEY WILL TALK TO THE MEDIA.

LIVE IN NAPLES AH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


I75 TRAFFIC ALERT-trxOC, SS, OC


TRAFFIC ALERT tonight ON

STARTING AT 11 O'CLOCK TONIGHT, CREWS WILL SHUT DOWN THE SOUTHBOUND EXIT RAMP AT ALICO ROAD.

WORKERS ARE INSTALLING A PIPE UNDER THE ROADWAY.

THE EXIT SHOULD OPEN AT 5 O'CLOCK TUESDAY MORNING. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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MIAMI HEAT-ON CAM


THE MIAMI HEAT ARE EITHER PREPARING FOR A BIG THREE BREAK-UP. OR THEY ARE TRYING TO ENTICE LEBRON JAMES.DWYANE WADE AND CHRIS BOSH TO STAY TOGETHER BY GOING OUT AND SIGNING SOME GUYS WHO CAN REBOUND THE BALL. Return to index of stories...


JOSH MCROBERTS-VOTOPS


FORWARD JOSH MC-ROBERTS HAS AGREED ON A 4-YEAR DEAL WITH THE HEAT.

HE STARTED 78 GAMES FOR THE CHARLOTTE BOBCATS LAST SEASON AND PLAYED AGAINST THE HEAT IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS.

MC-ROBERTS LIKES TO SCRAP.DID SO WITH THE HEAT IN THAT SERIES. Return to index of stories...


DANNY GRANGER-VOTOPS


AND FORMER ALL-STAR DANNY GRANGER HAS REPORTEDLY AGREED TO A 2- YEAR DEAL WITH THE HEAT.

GRANGER WAS A STARTER WITH THE INDIANA PACERS.BEFORE INJURIES LEAD TO A TRADE TO PHILADELPHIA LAST WINTER.

GRANGER ENDED UP THE L-A CLIPPERS AT THE END OF THE SEASON.HELPING THEM OFF THE BENCH. HIS LIKELY SPOT WITH THE HEAT. Return to index of stories...


GEORGE MCNEILL-ON CAM VO


LOCAL GOLF FANS KNOW THE NAME GEORGE MCNEILL. I'M SURE GEORGE CAN COUNT MANY MORE OF YOU AS FANS TODAY.AFTER THAT PERFORMANCE ON SUNDAY IN THE FINAL ROUND OF THE PGA TOUR'S GREENBRIER CLASSIC.

HOW HE KNEW HIS OLDER SISTER WAS GOING TO PASS AWAY.AND WENT OUT AND SHOT THE LOWEST ROUND ON THE PGA TOUR THIS SEASON. Return to index of stories...


GEORGE MCNEILL-VOTOPS


THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NATIVE AND NORTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL GRAD SHOT 61 SUNDAY.WHICH INCLUDED A HOLE-IN-ONE.

WHEN HE FINISHED HE HAD THE LEAD AT THE GREENBRIER.

ANGEL CABRERA WOULD EVENTUALLY PASS HIM AND BEAT HIM BY 2 SHOTS.

AFTERWARDS.GEORGE WAS TOLD THAT HIS SISTER MICHELE HAD PASSED FROM A 2-YEAR BOUT WITH BREAST CANCER. Return to index of stories...


MCNEILL FB COMMENTS-CGTOPS


THE NBC TWO VIEWERS WENT TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS. REALLY HEART-FELT MESSAGES.

Charlotte Jackson.We watched him play golf yesterday! God Bless him and his family! So sorry to read this news of his sister passing, may she rest in peace.

Bob Cady Career best round on the day he loses his sister. I think it's safe to say she was there with him for every shot. Sorry for your loss.

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MCNEILL TO OPEN-ON CAM VO


GEORGE'S SECOND PLACE FINISH DID QUALIFY HIM FOR NEXT WEEK'S BRITISH OPEN.

HE INDICATED SUNDAY AFTERNOON THAT HE WOULD MAKE THE TRIP TO ENGLAND TO PLAY THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP.

IT WOULD BE GEORGE'S SECOND APPEARANCE IN THE OPEN. HE PLAYED IN THE 2010 OPEN AT SAINT ANDREWS. Return to index of stories...


CHRIS SALE-VO-BNR


CHRIS SALE NEEDS YOUR VOTE.

THE FORMER FGCU STAR.TURNED CHICAGO WHITE SOX PITCHING STANDOUT.HAS NOT MADE IT INTO NEXT WEEK'S MAJOR LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME.

BUT SALE IS ONE OF FIVE PLAYERS IN THE FINAL FAN VOTE. SALE HAS PITCHED WELL ENOUGH TO MAKE THE GAME.

WE'VE SET UP A LINK TO VOTE. GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. CLICK ON NEWS-LINKS.

VOTE FOR SALE.OR WHICHEVER PLAYERS YOU FEEL DESERVE THAT FINAL SPOT. Return to index of stories...


DAVID HOLMBERG-VOTOPS


PORT CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL GRAD DAVID HOLMBERG WILL MAKE HIS 2ND MAJOR LEAGUE START ON TUESDAY.

THE HARD-THROWING LEFT-HANDER WILL PITCH FOR THE REDS IN CINCINNATI IN GAME TWO OF THEIR DOUBLE-HEADER WITH THE CUBS.

DAVID MADE HIS BIG LEAGUE DEBUT FOR THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS LAST AUGUST. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


HOLMBERG WAS INVOLVED IN THAT 3-TEAM TRADE BETWEEN ARIZONA.THE REDS AND THE RAYS LAST DECEMBER.

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS GIVEN THE PRELIMINARY APPROVAL TO THE LAWSUIT BY FORMER PLAYERS AGAINST THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUUE FOR CONCUSSION -RELATED INJURIES.

THE CASE NEEDS A FINAL APPROVAL FOR THE 45-HUNDRED PLAYERS TO RECEIVER THE SETTLEMENT.IN THE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-OC-VO


A FORT MYERS EYESORE IS GETTING A MAKE OVER --

AND DRASTICALLY CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE --

NBC 2 HAS DETAILS ON THE NEW PLAN FOR MCOLLUM PLACE.

PLUS BRIAN MENTIONED A FEW MINUTES AGO ABOUT HOW FORT MYERS NATIVE GEORGE MCNEILL PLAYED THE ROUND OF HIS LIFE AND THEN FOUND OUT HIS LITTLE SISTER HAD DIED.

TONIGHT AT 11 --

WHAT HIS SISTER DID FOR LEE COUNTY WHILE BROTHER WAS IN THE SPOTLIGHT. Return to index of stories...


crash on 41


TWO NORTHBOUND LANES OF US 41 WILL STAY SHUT DOWN UNTIL 8 OC'LCOK.

A DEADLY CRASH HAPPENED NEAR DANIELS PARKWAY.

DRIVERS NEED TO FIND A DIFFERENT WAY AROUND THE WRECK. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...