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DIRECTORS PAGE TEASE ONE-2SHOT
SEVERE WX OPEN-CLIP TZ1 A) DIAGON ALLEY OPENS-VO-WIPE
FIRST WEATHER-STC TZ1 B) KILIMANJARO STANDUP TZ-SOT
TOSS TO LAURA-trx VOTOPS, 1-2 BOX TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
LEHIGH SR 82 CHASE-REM-7 MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
LEHIGH SR 82 CHASE-VO ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
LEHIGH SR 82 CHASE-REM-7 FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
FM HOME INVASION-VO DIAGON ALLEY OPENS-2SHOT, NATSVO
TOSS TO BRYAN-trx E-AniBX 5 THINGS TO DO-SSTOPS
OIL DRILLING DEP FOLO-REM-26 NEW HARRY POTTER STORY-trx VOTOPS
OIL DRILLING DEP FOLO-PKG DECISION 2014 OPEN-CLIP
OIL DRILLING DEP FOLO-REM-26 SCOTT SHERIFF ENDORSEMENTS-OC
TOSS TO GEORGE-VO in TC MON-LIVE FL CRUISE SHIP RESCUE-trx VOTOPS
MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-LIVEU1 (RTR-1) PUPPIES IN TRUCK UPDATE-VO
MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-VO-WIPE FL LOTTERY OBSESSION-VO-WIPE
MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-SOT FL LOTTERY OBSESSION-SOTVO
MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-LIVEU1 (RTR-1) CAPE SOCCER FIELDS-VO
TOSS TO CHRIS-trx SOT, VO in PLASMA, Z-MAP TEASE TWO-2SHOT
PC WATER MAIN BREAK-REM-2 TZ2 A) KILIMANJARO CLIMBER
PC WATER MAIN BREAK-PKG TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS
PC WATER MAIN BREAK-REM-2 NAPLES KILIMANJARO CLIMBER-trx VOPLASMA
FL FACEBOOK MURDER-trx VO-WIPE NAPLES KILIMANJARO CLIMBER-BNR-PKG
FL FACEBOOK MURDER-SOTVO NAPLES KILIMANJARO CLIMBER-OC-BNR
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY-O-AniBX NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY-PKG A) ISLAND PARK ROAD BURGLARIES-VO-WIPE
GIRL MAULED UPDATE-VO ) WEDDING GOWNS FOR MILITARY BRIDES-VOTOPS
CAPE TAX OFFICE FOLO-trx VOTOPS  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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SEVERE WX OPEN-CLIP


SEVERE WEATHER OPEN Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-STC


It's been a much sunnier scenario so far today across Southwest Florida with dry weather through the first part of the day.

Look for that to change, however, as we go through the afternoon and evening. Pockets of rain will start to develop by the early to mid afternoon, particularly for areas close to I-75 and U.S. 41.

Later in the afternoon, more storms will form and build deeper inland, and this is where the highest rain chances will be during the afternoon and evening hours.

We still could see a few storms cells drift back toward the coast by the evening and into tonight, so we'll all be fair game for rain for the balance of this Tuesday.

Coastal showers will be possible late tonight into the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday, but the highest rain chances will continue to shift deeper inland by Wednesday afternoon.

We're in store for a pretty routine summer pattern from Thursday into the upcoming weekend, featuring morning sunshine and scattered storms during the afternoon and evening.

Temperatures will top out in the low to mid 90s during the day and settling into the mid 70s at night.

In the tropics, there are no areas of concern at this time and development in not likely within the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LAURA-trx VOTOPS, 1-2 BOX


BREAKING NEWS OUT OF LEE COUNTY --

WHERE A CAR CRASHED INTO THE WOODS ALONG STATE ROAD 82 -- AFTER A CHASE WITH DEPUTIES.

THIS IS CELL PHONE VIDEO FROM THE SCENE.

NBC 2 HAS LEARNED TWO MEN WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

NBC 2'S LAURA ROBERTS JUST FINISHED TALKING WITH DEPUTIES AND IS LIVE WITH NEW DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH SR 82 CHASE-REM-7


**describe current scene**

THE CHASE ENDED RIGHT HERE WITH A CRASH --

THE SUSPECTS CAR HIT A TREE AT THE CORNER OF STATE ROAD 82 AND HAVILAND AVENUE SOUTH

BUT IT ALL STARTED 8 MILES AWAY. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH SR 82 CHASE-VO


DEPUTIES SAY THEY TRIED TO MAKE A TRAFFIC STOP AT THE CORNER OF TICE ST AND ORTIZ AVENUE.

WE'RE TOLD THE SUSPECTS DIDNT STOP AND INSTEAD RAMMED THEIR CAR INTO A DEPUTY SQUAD CAR AND SPED OFF.

FINALLY CRASHING AT THIS INTERSECTION OFF STATE ROAD 82.

THE SUSPECTS RAN INTO THE WOODS -

BUT DEPUTIES TRACKED THEM DOWN USING THEIR K9 UNIT. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH SR 82 CHASE-REM-7


BOTH MEN ARE NOW IN CUSTODY.

DEPUTIES WOULDNT SAY WHY THEY WERE MAKING THE TRAFFIC STOP OR WHO THESE MEN ARE JUST YET.

COUNT ON NBC TO BRING YOU THAT INFOMATION WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.

LIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES LAURA ROBERTS NBC2 Return to index of stories...


FM HOME INVASION-VO


WE'RE WORKING TO SEE IF THE CHASE IS TIED TO A HOME INVASION IN FORT MYERS.

TWO MEN -- TIED UP A COUPLE LAST NIGHT INSIDE THEIR CENTRAL AVENUE APARTMENT AND ROBBED THEM.

INVESTIGATORS TELL US THE MEN STOLE MONEY, CELL PHONES, AND CLOTHES.

AFTER THE THIEVES LEFT -- THE COUPLE MANAGED TO ESCAPED TO A RELATIVE'S HOUSE AND CALLED POLICE.

THEY WERE NOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRYAN-trx E-AniBX


AN OIL DRILLING COMPANY JUST SNUBBED STATE AND COLLIER COUNTY LEADERS.

THEY WERE A NO SHOW AT TODAY'S COMMISSIONERS MEETING.

NBC 2'S BRYAN ANDERSON JOINS US LIVE WITH REACTION FROM THE MEETING. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING DEP FOLO-REM-26


THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION MADE NINE DEMANDS BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY SAY WAS ILLEGAL DRILLING AT THIS SITE HERE.

WE'RE ON OIL WELL GRADE ROAD OFF IMMOKALEE ROAD.

THE DEP WANTED THEM TO TALK ABOUT THEIR CURRENT AND FUTURE PLANS IN THE COUNTY.

HUGHES WAS A NO-SHOW.

BUT IT WAS THE DEP ONE COUNTY COMMISSIONER LAID INTO. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING DEP FOLO-PKG


COMMISSIONER GEORGIA HILLER, COLLIER COUNTY

12:31:08-:12

My concern is DEP has failed to do what it has an obligation to do.

COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSIONER GEORGA HILLER BLASTED DEP SECRETARY HERSCHEL VINYARD TUESDAY.

---SOT---

COMMISSIONER GEORGIA HILLER, COLLIER COUNTY

12:30:50-:02

Quite frankly I view what's happening here today as nothing more than a public relations attempt on your part. to try to excuse what you should have done a long time ago.

VINYARD SHOWED UP TO EXPLAIN THE LATEST FALL OUT FROM WHAT UNAUTHORIZED ACTIVITY ALLEGEDLY HAPPENED AT THIS DRILL SITE.

LAST WEEK THE AGENCY ISSUED NINE DEMANDS TO THE HUGHES COMPANY.

5 DAYS LATER THE COMPANY VIOLATED ONE REQUIREMENT BY THEIR ABSENCE TUESDAY.

HUGHES HAS ONE MORE WEEK TO FULFILL THE OTHER 8.

---SOT---

HERSCHEL

12:24:58-:04

When that deadline passes, we're going to evaluate what they did and what they didn't do and ultimately we're going to hold them accountable.

ENVIRONMENTALISTS ACROSS THE STATE ARE AFRAID THE HUGHES COMPANY FRACKED THIS SITE.

THAT OPERATION POSES A RISK OF GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION.

CONSERVANCY OF SWFL PRESIDENT ROB MOHER HAD HARSH WORDS ABOUT HUGHES' NO-SHOW.

---SOT---

ROB MOHER, CONSERVANCY OF SWFL PRESIDENT

12:41:38-:42

It basically shows how detached they are from anything but their own profits.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ALSO VOTED TO SPEND UP TO 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN THEIR PENDING LITIGATION AGAINST THE DEP.

---SOT---

HILLER

12:32:09-:14

What you're saying now comes a little late if I may say so.

BUTT TO

12:32:54

Your demands come too late.

THAT MONEY WILL GO TOWARD HIRING AN EXPERT CONSULTANT AS THEY PREPARE FOR THEIR POSSIBLE DAY IN COURT.

---SOT---

HILLER

12:34:32-:41

DEP failed to in the first place make a determination whether this type of drilling is safe for the state of Florida. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING DEP FOLO-REM-26


HUGHES OFFICIALS SAY THEY PLAN TO TAKE MEDIA ON A GROUND TOUR OF THIS SITE ON THE SAME DAY OF DEP'S DEMANDS DEADLINE.

TONIGHT AT 6 -- WHAT HUGHES' ATTORNEY HAS TO SAY ABOUT THEIR ABSENCE TODAY.

WE'RE LIVE IN COLLIER COUNTY, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-VO in TC MON-LIVE


A MAJOR PILE-UP SHUTDOWN THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE FOR NEARLY 5 HOURS THIS MORNING.

SEVEN VEHICLES WERE INVOLVED -- ONE OF THEM A MOTORCYCLE.

MANY OF YOU WERE IMPACTED, TOO -- LATE FOR WORK BECAUSE OF THE TRAFFIC BACKUP.

AND YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED -- TRAFFIC SIGNS THAT COULD HAVE ALERTED YOU AND MAYBE SAVED SOME TIME AND FRUSTRATION WEREN'T WORKING.

NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS IS LIVE IN CAPE CORAL WITH WHY. Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-LIVEU1 (RTR-1)


YOU SEE THIS HIGHWAY ADVISORY?

ORDINARILY- AND IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT ON OR NEAR THE EDISON OR

US 41 BRIDGE IT WOULD BE BLINKING DIRECTING YOU TO AN ALTERNATIVE

ROUTE-

TODAY IT DIDN'T DO THAT-

NOR WOULD IT HAVE. Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-VO-WIPE


ACCORDING TO FDOT THE SIGNS LIKE THIS ONE WERE PUT UP A FEW YEARS AGO

TO ALERT DRIVERS OF BAD DELAYS IN THE EVENT OF BAD ACCIDENTS LIKE THE

ONE TODAY ON THE MIDPOINT-

A SEVEN MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT THAT TODAY IS INACTIVE-

FDOT OFFICIALS SAY ISSUES WITH THE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE DIDN'T WORK

AS PLANNED-

SO IT'S BEEN TURNED OFF.

BUT THERE IS A PLAN IN THE WORKS TO MODIFY THE SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE

TO GET THESE SIGNS BACK UP AND RUNNING-

A PROJECT ESTIMATED TO COST ANOTHER 7 MILLION. Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-SOT


"We began having some power failures, in fact lighting struck on the

signs and we had some other issues with power failures as well,

further analysis and investigation showed that we need to repair the

system and ultimately determined than an upgrade to our hardware and

software is really what the system needed

Debbie Tower, Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-LIVEU1 (RTR-1)


ONE THING WE DID LEARN ABOUT THESE SIGNS TODAY-

THEY WERE ONLY EVER MEANT TO WORK FOR THE EDISON AND US 41 BRIDGES

ANY OTHER DELAYS LIKE THE ONE CAUSED BY THE ACCIDENT ON THE MIDPOINT

WOULD HAVE TO BE DIRECTLY INPUT INTO THE SYSTEM TO WORK.

AS FOR THE ACCIDENT THIS MORNING-

WE'RE STILL WAITING FOR THE DETAILS FROM THE CCPD

COUNT ON US TO LET YOU KNOW WHEN THE INFO BECOMES AVAILABLE

LIVE IN CC GS NBC2 Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHRIS-trx SOT, VO in PLASMA, Z-MAP


"No phones, no electricity. Our office is about 110 degrees."

A WATER MAIN BREAK IS MAKING LIFE VERY UNCOMFORTABLE FOR PEOPLE IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

THOUSANDS OF GALLONS OF WATER GUSHED ONTO VETERANS BOULEVARD AND PAULSON DRIVE FOR SEVERAL HOURS THIS MORNING.

PART OF THE ROAD IS FLOODED.

AND NOW -- SEVERAL BUSINESSES ARE UNDER A BOIL WATER ORDER.

NBC 2'S CHRIS GILMORE HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY ALL DAY AND JOINS US LIVE WITH THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


PC WATER MAIN BREAK-REM-2


VIBRATIONS AND NOT THE GOOD KIND ARE WHAT I'M BEING TOLD IS BEHIND THE BREAK.

ROCKS RUBBING AGAINST THE 8 INCH CRACKED IT -- WASHING AWAY SIDEWALKS AND NEARLY A UTILITY POLE.

NEARBY BUSINESS OWNERS SAY THEYRE ALSO BARELY STANDING. Return to index of stories...


PC WATER MAIN BREAK-PKG


MORE THAN NINE HOURS OF THOUSANDS OF GALLONS OF WATER RUSHING INTO THE STREET, WASHED AWAY HOPES OF A NORMAL DAY IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

CALLS CAME IN JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT OF A MAIN BURSTING OFF OF MURDOCK AND 41.

MURDOCK STONE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS TODAY -- BUT THE CUSTOMERS AREN'T THERE.

"I couldn't even get to the business, I had to go around and our business probably dropped 98 percent today because of the traffic situation and because of the confusion around here on the corner."

HE SAYS HIS POWER WAS SHUT OFF BY FLORIDA PWER AND LIGHT -- AFTER THE WATER MAIN BREAK TRIPPED A NEARBY CIRCUIT POWERING HIS BUSINESS.

AT LEAST TEN OTHER BUSINESS ALONG MURDOCK ARE WITHOUT WATER BECAUSE OF THE BREAK.

"As the water main break continued and the water was gushing out it started compromising the foundation so the sidewalk the part of the road the poles, all of this infrastructure here started to sink into the hole."

BECAUSE OF THE UTILITY SHORTAGE BUSINESSES LIKE DWYERS ARE ALSO SINKING.

"No phones no electricity our office is about 110 degrees. Normally it's summer and it's slow to begin with now it's exceptionally slow because of this situation."

RIGHT AROUND 3 -- CHARLOTTE COUNTY UTILITIES BEGAN COVERING THE NEW MAIN AND TURNING WATER BACK ON TO AFFECTED BUSINESSES

DWYER ON THE OTHER HAND IS STILL WAITING ON HIS POWER Return to index of stories...


PC WATER MAIN BREAK-REM-2


SOME OF THE BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY THE MAIN BREAK ARE WALMART, TARGET, A BURGER KING, APPLEBEES, HOOTERS, DENNY'S, SEVERAL GAS STATIONS AND A BANK.

THEY'LL BE ON BOIL WATER NOTICE FOR AT LEAST TWO DAYS.

REPORTING IN PORT CHARLOTTE CG NBC2. Return to index of stories...


FL FACEBOOK MURDER-trx VO-WIPE


A SOUTH FLORIDA WOMAN IS CHARGED WITH HER ROOMMATE'S MURDER -- AFTER SHE POSTED A VIDEO CONFESSION ON FACEBOOK.

ROSE MARIE FARID SAYS SHE KILLED HIM -- BECAUSE HE WAS CRUEL TO ANIMALS.

SHE TOLD POLICE THE TWO GOT INTO A FIGHT AT THEIR SUNRISE APARTMENT AND SHE REPEATEDLY BASHED HIS HEAD INTO THE GROUND.

WHEN OFFICERS ARRIVED -- THEY FOUND THE VICTIM DEAD IN THE BATHTUB. Return to index of stories...


FL FACEBOOK MURDER-SOTVO


Gina Fitzmaurice/Victim's Ex-Wife

:43-:49

"He would give you his shirt off his back. He helped everyone. That's how he ended up dead because he was helping out someone that needed help."

AFTER THE ATTACK -- POLICE SAY FARID STOLE HER ROOMATE'S WALLET AND CELL PHONE.

ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS --

SHE FANTASIZED ABOUT STABBING HIM -- AND TOLD THEM TO CHECK OUT HER FACEBOOK CONFESSION.

FAMILY MEMBERS SAYS SHE'S BEEN BATTLING MENTAL ILLNESS SINCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN SAFETY-O-AniBX


MANY BIKE RIDERS IN FORT MYERS DON'T HAVE THE LIGHTS AND REFLECTORS TO MAKE SURE DRIVERS CAN SEE THEM ON THE ROAD WHEN IT GETS DARK.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES REAZLIED THAT TODAY.

NBC-2'S DAVE ELIAS WAS THERE -- AS THEY PATROLLED ONE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S BUSIEST INTERSECTIONS. Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN SAFETY-PKG


jose Garcia/Biker / 06:58:56 Driving a bike in Fort Myers really isn't safe. I really stay close to the sidewalks. 06:59:01

JOSE GARCIA KNOWS FIRST HAND HOW DANGEROUS CROSSING THE HIGHWAY CAN BE.

06:59:28 I was really walking and got hit when I was younger. 06:59:31

HE'S ONE OF MANY BIKERS FOUND TODAY RIDING WITHOUT ANY LIGHTS ON HIS BIKE.

dan Moser / 06:37:50 I'd say about 25% of the people I came upon who had lights. Their bikes were equipped with lights. 06:37:55

DAN MOSER IS WITH BIKEPED MATTERS.

A STATE GRANT ALLOWS HIM TO HAND OUT LIGHTS NOT ONLY TO BIKERS BUT THOSE ON MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIRS TOO.

dan Moser / 06:36:07 He's a pedestrian by law.

HE'S ALSO BEEN HIT CROSSING THE ROAD.

06:39:00 Yeah he's been hit before.

MARY AULT IS HIS CAREGIVER.

mary Ault / 06:39:32 It's difficult especially if you're not crossing at a crosswalk.

dave Elias / 06:57:32 Deputies always recommend using an oficial crosswalk to get across the highway. They also recommend pushing the button to actually stop traffic but Mary Ault says that doesn't always work. 06:57:44

06:38:32 You can push the button from the walk sign and people don't pay attention to the walk sign. 06:38:36

HIS CHAIR NOW HAS LIGHTS MAKING HIM EASIER TO SPOT AT NIGHT.

06:34:54 When you're going forward you want to put the white light on; you have the red lights on the back of you. 06:34:58

Bil Joseph Traffic Unit / 06:48:44 Lee county sheriff's office traffic unit issued 15 tickets and seven warnings. 06:48:49

MANY OF THOSE WARNINGS ISSUED TO FOLKS LIKE THIS WHO WE FOUND CROSSING RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUSY HIGHWAY.

06:40:55 It's scary sometimes when you see people crossing the street. 06:40:59

IN LEE COUNTY DAVE ELIAS NBC-2 Return to index of stories...


GIRL MAULED UPDATE-VO


AN UPDATE TO A STORY NBC 2 IS FOLLOWING.

A LITTLE GIRL -- WHO LOST HER EYE IN A PITBULL ATTACK -- MET WITH A NAPLES EYE SPECIALIST TODAY.

HE'S OFFERING 40-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF SERVICES FOR FREE.

VICTORIA WILCHER IS EXPECTED TO HAVE SURGEY BY FRIDAY.

SHE GAINED NATIONAL ATTENTION WHEN HER FAMILY CLAIMED THEY WERE KICKED OUT OF K-F-C BECAUSE OTHER CUSTOMERS WERE DISTURBED BY HER FACIAL SCARS.

COMPANY OFFICIALS LATER SAID THE STORY WAS NOT TRUE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE TAX OFFICE FOLO-trx VOTOPS


THE LEE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE IN CAPE CORAL RE-OPENED TODAY.

WE TOLD YOU -- A DRAIN PIPE BURST OVER THE WEEKEND DUE TO HEAVY RAIN -- AND FLOODED THE OFFICE.

IT WAS CLOSED YESTERDAY -- SO CREWS COULD CLEAN-UP. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


HARRY POTTER FANS HAVEN'T BEEN THIS EXCITED SINCE THE LAST MOVIE CAME OUT.

DIAGON ALLEY OPENED TODAY AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS TO A HUGE CROWD.

NBC 2 BREAKS DOWN THE 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO SEE AT THE NEW ATTRACTION.

PLUS -- THE SPECIAL SURPRISE FANS GOT TODAY FROM AUTHOR J-K ROWLING.

AND --

SOPHIE STANDUP TZ

16:36-

"A Naples man is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for this non-profit. Find out how he's helping kids who went through the same tragedy that he did." Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) DIAGON ALLEY OPENS-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) KILIMANJARO STANDUP TZ-SOT


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

It's been a much sunnier scenario so far today across Southwest Florida with dry weather through the first part of the day.

Look for that to change, however, as we go through the afternoon and evening. Pockets of rain will start to develop by the early to mid afternoon, particularly for areas close to I-75 and U.S. 41.

Later in the afternoon, more storms will form and build deeper inland, and this is where the highest rain chances will be during the afternoon and evening hours.

We still could see a few storms cells drift back toward the coast by the evening and into tonight, so we'll all be fair game for rain for the balance of this Tuesday.

Coastal showers will be possible late tonight into the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday, but the highest rain chances will continue to shift deeper inland by Wednesday afternoon.

We're in store for a pretty routine summer pattern from Thursday into the upcoming weekend, featuring morning sunshine and scattered storms during the afternoon and evening.

Temperatures will top out in the low to mid 90s during the day and settling into the mid 70s at night.

In the tropics, there are no areas of concern at this time and development in not likely within the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


DIAGON ALLEY OPENS-2SHOT, NATSVO


AFTER MONTHS OF ANTICIPATION --

THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER FOR HARRY POTTER FANS.

"DIAGON ALLEY" OPENED TODAY AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS IN ORLANDO.

11-

"Enjoy yourself at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley.. Be mindful of your neighbors."

FANS LINED UP BEFORE DAWN TO CHECK OUT THE NEW ATTRACTION WHICH OPENED AT 8 THIS MORNING.

AT ONE POINT TODAY -- THE WAIT LINE WAS AS LONG AS FIVE HOURS! Return to index of stories...


5 THINGS TO DO-SSTOPS


HERE ARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NEW PARK.

YOU CAN RIDE THE HOGWARTS EXPRESS -- WHERE YOU'LL SEE SOME OF THE CHARACTERS.

YOU CAN ALSO BUY A SPECIAL WAND AND PERFORM MAGIC IN THE STREETS.

YOU CAN EXCHANGE MUGGLE MONEY FOR GRINGOTTS BANK NOTES.

THERE ARE SOME HARRY POTTER SPECIALTY DRINKS TO TRY.

HOW ABOUT SOME BUTTERBEER AND PUMPKIN JUICE?

THERE'S EVEN A NEW FLAVOR ICE CREAM.CHOCOLATE CHILI. Return to index of stories...


NEW HARRY POTTER STORY-trx VOTOPS


THE OPENING OF DIAGON ALLEY WASN'T THE ONLY TREAT FANS GOT TODAY.

AUTHOR J-K ROWLING GAVE US A GLIMPSE AT A **GROWN-UP HARRY POTTER.

SHE POSTED A NEW 15-HUNDRED WORD STORY ON HER WEBSITE OF HARRY -- NOW 34 -- AND HIS FRIENDS ATTENDING THE QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP

THE LAST HARRY POTTER BOOK WAS PUBLISHED IN 2007.

ROWLING HAS SAID SHE WILL NOT WRITE ANOTHER ONE. Return to index of stories...


DECISION 2014 OPEN-CLIP


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SCOTT SHERIFF ENDORSEMENTS-OC


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS TOUTING THE SUPPORT OF LOCAL SHERIFFS.

TODAY -- THE SHERIFFS OF LEE, COLLIER, CHARLOTTE AND HENDRY COUNTIES JOINED ALL THE OTHER REPUBLICAN SHERIFFS IN FLORIDA TO ENDORSE GOVERNOR SCOTT IN HIS RE-ELECTION BID.

FLORIDA'S CRIME RATE IS AT A 43-YEAR LOW. Return to index of stories...


FL CRUISE SHIP RESCUE-trx VOTOPS


NEW VIDEO TONIGHT OF A COAST GUARD RESCUE -- OFF THE COAST OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

A 65-YEAR OLD WOMAN WAS AIRLIFTED OFF A CARNIVAL CRUISE SHIP EARLY THIS MORNING.

THIS IS ABOUT 70-MILES FROM BOCA GRANDE.

THE COAST GUARD SAYS SHE WAS SUFFERING CHEST PAINS -- AND WAS TAKEN TO A TAMPA HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


PUPPIES IN TRUCK UPDATE-VO


AN UPDATE TONIGHT ON A MOTHER DOG AND HER 7 PUPPIES -- RESCUED FROM THE BACK OF A HOT MOVING TRUCK IN FORT MYERS.

WE CHECKED WITH LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES --

THE DOGS ARE IN GOOD HEALTH AND CAN NOW BE PLACED IN FOSTER CARE.'

IF NO ONE COMES FORWARD --

THE DOGS WILL STAY AT THE SHELTER A COUPLE OF WEEKS -- UNTIL THEY'RE OLD ENOUGH TO BE ADOPTED. Return to index of stories...


FL LOTTERY OBSESSION-VO-WIPE


WE LOVE THE LOTTERY HERE IN FLORIDA.

TODAY -- THE STATE LOTTERY REPORTED A RECORD 5-POINT-36 **BILLION DOLLARS IN SALES OVER THE LAST FISCAL YEAR.

NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF THAT COMES FROM SCRATCH OFF TICKETS.

LOTTERY OFFICIALS SAY THE KEY IS ADDING NEW GAMES IN THE MIX. Return to index of stories...


FL LOTTERY OBSESSION-SOTVO


Tom Delacenserie, Florida Lottery

"We keep it fresh. With the big jackpot games like PowerBall and Mega Millions and Lotto, we offer choices. With games like Lucky Money that just came out, we offer kind of a refresh game; a chance to have better odds and win more prizes."

THIS IS THE 3RD STRAIGHT YEAR FLORIDA LOTTO SALES HAVE GONE UP.

60 PERCENT OF THE MONEY IS PAID OUT TO WINNERS.

THE REST GOES TO EDUCATION. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SOCCER FIELDS-VO


TEAM U-S-A MAY BE OUT OF THE WORLD CUP -- BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN INTEREST IN SOCCER IS WANING.

TODAY -- WE LEARNED -- THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL JUST SPENT 36-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO RESOD 13 CITY FIELDS.

CITY OFFICIALS TELLS US SOCCER HAS A BIG FOLLOWING IN THE CAPE --ESPECIALLY THE YOUTH LEAGUES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


A NAPLES MAN IS ON THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME -- CLIMBING ONE OF THE TALLEST MOUNTAINS IN THE WORLD.

NEXT AT 5 --

WE'LL HEAR FROM HIS FATHER AND SHOW YOU HOW THE TREK IS HELPING FRAGILE KIDS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) KILIMANJARO CLIMBER


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TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS


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NAPLES KILIMANJARO CLIMBER-trx VOPLASMA


A​ NAPLES MAN ​IS THREE DAYS INTO HIS CLIMB TO THE TOP OF MOUNT KILIMANJARO.

​ AND ​TONIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE HEAR FROM HIS FATHER.

AS NBC-2'S SOPHIE NIELSEN-KOLDING FINDS OUT, THIS AFRICAN JOURNEY IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR HUNDREDS OF KIDS MORE THAN 8-THOUSAND MILES AWAY. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES KILIMANJARO CLIMBER-BNR-PKG


THIS NAPLES FATHER KNOWS HIS SON IS ADVENTUROUS, BUT HE NEVER THOUGHT HIS AMBITION WOULD TAKE HIM TO EAST AFRICA.

​ ​Richard Ballo/ Nick Ballo's Father

​ ​ 004:59 So he's always taken advantage of opportunities, realizing he may not get another chance in life.

​​

NICK BALLO SNAPPED THIS PICTURE OF MOUNT KILIMANJARO ON THE PLANE RIDE IN. ​

​​BUT MAKING IT TO TH ​e SUMMIT ISN'T BALLO'S ONLY GOAL-

Richard Ballo/ Nick Ballo's Father

03:44 I think so far he's probably raised close to 7-thousand dollars

BALLO IS ALSO RAISING MONEY FOR AVOW HOSPICE, A NONPROFIT IN NAPLES.

Raquel Gonzalez/ Children's Bereavement Counselor

08:54 typically I get referrals from Children who have had a loved one die

A PAIN THAT IS ALL TOO FAMILIAR TO THE BALLO FAMILY- NICK'S MOTHER DIED WHEN HE WAS JUST FIVE.

Richard Ballo/ Nick Ballo's Father

01:49 It was tough I mean here I was going through the loss of my wife, but to know that he was going through the loss of his mother, that hurt me even more

HE SAYS THE SUPPORT THEY GOT FROM AVOW HELPED THEM HEAL.

Standup: 00:21 Ballo is specifically raising money for the children's grief support program. Here at Avow they say that's extra important, because they provide those services for free.

Raquel Gonzalez/ Children's Bereavement Counselor

11:22 Here we think of this awesome task of climbing a mountain, but for kids you know, recovering and healing from the death of someone as significant as a parent or anyone that they love, is similar to climbing a big mountain.

AND WHEN IT COMES TO OVERCOMING TRAGEDY, RICH BALLO SAYS HIS FAMILY HAS ALREADY MADE IT TO THE TOP.

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RICHARD BALLO SAYS HE HOPES TO HEAR FROM HIS SON ON SATURDAY -- WHEN HE'S DONE WITH HIS CLIMB.

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A LEE COUNTY WOMAN SAYS SHE FELT SAFE IN HER COMMUNITY.

BUT THAT CHANGED A LITTLE LAST WEEKEND.

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