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DIRECTOR PAGE DISPATCHER SENDS RESPONDERS TO SAVE CHILD-ONCAM
SHOW OPEN-CLIP TEASE TWO-ON CAM
FIRST WX TZ2 A) MAN SWIMS TO SHORE-VO WIPE
ESTERO SHOOTING-OC SS VIDBOX RVL TZ2 B) MARKERS STOLEN FROM VETS GRAVES-VOTOPS
POLICE DOMESTIC STATS-OC CG RVL ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
NEW BONITA SPRINGS CROSSWALK-VO IN PLASMA ZM MAP F FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
NEW BONITA SPRINGS CROSSWALK-PKG U.S. 41 & COLLEGE PKWY DEVELOPMENT-OC ZM MAP
IMMIGRATION CRISIS-trx SAT LIVE OR VO OC U.S. 41 & COLLEGE PKWY DEVELOPMENT-PKG
IMMIGRATION CRISIS-PKG MARKERS STOLEN FROM VETS' GRAVES-VO WIPE
IMMIGRATION CRISIS-TAG MARKERS STOLEN FROM VETS' GRAVES-SOTVO
RAY NAGIN SENTENCED-VO WIPE VISITOR STUCK IN CHI JAIL-ONCAM
RAY NAGIN SENTENCED-SOTVO LEMONADE STAND RAISES MONEY FOR FRIEND'S SURGERY-V
VIOLENCE IN ISRAEL-VO LEMONADE STAND RAISES MONEY FOR FRIEND'S SURGERY-S
FL KID IN HOT CAR-VO TEASE THREE-CLIP
FL FIREWORKS DEATH-VO WIPE TZ3 A) CLIFTON'S STANDUP TZ-SOT
FL FIREWORKS DEATH-SOTVO AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
NY MAN CRITICAL AFTER PUNCH-VO A)-TBA
GIRL DIES AFTER IPHONE THEFT-ONCAM ENGLEWOOD ANIMAL ABUSE-SS VO WIPE
FL CRAZY CAT-SS ENGLEWOOD ANIMAL ABUSE-SOT SS
TEASE ONE-2SHOT TOSS TO CLIFTON-ONCAM
TZ1 A) DISPATCHER SENDS RESPONDERS TO SAVE CHILD-V MAN SWIMS TO SHORE-VO IN PLASMA
TZ1 B) US 41 & COLLEGE DEVELOPMENT-VOTOPS MAN SWIMS TO SHORE-PKG
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC MAN SWIMS TO SHORE-VO IN PLASMA
DISPATCHER SENDS RESPONDERS TO SAVE CHILD-ON CAM NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS
DISPATCHER SENDS RESPONDERS TO SAVE CHILD-PKG  


DIRECTOR PAGE


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WX


AFTERNOON STORMS

Our typical July weather continues across southwest Florida. For the next several days we will be tracking hot and humid weather with afternoon thunderstorms each day. Overnight lows will drop to the mid 70's and daytime highs will be in the lower 90's. Again - pretty typical weather for July. As we saw today, some areas of southwest Florida will end up with very heavy rain on the order of an inch or more while other places stay dry. The scattered/isolated nature of thunderstorm development this time of year will be very evident through the weekend.

Boating weather looks pretty good through the 7 day forecast period. In general, skies will be partly cloudy and afternoon storms will tend to drift back toward the beaches toward sunset. Winds will be fairly light during the day and an afternoon sea breeze will set up. The Gulf of Mexico water temperature is at 87 degrees today.

The tropics remain quiet and no storms are expected to develop for the next 5 to 7 days. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO SHOOTING-OC SS VIDBOX RVL


WE BEGIN AT 5:30 WITH UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT A DOMESTIC SHOOTING INVOLVING TWO MEMBERS OF THE NAPLES POLICE DEPARTMENT.

DOCTORS ARE STILL TREATING SERGEANT AMY YOUNG.

OFFICER LUIS MONROIG , WHO ALSO GOES BY "DAVID" HAS DIED.

THE SHOOTING HAPPENED IN THE LAKES OF ESTERO COMMUNITY OVERNIGHT.

THE TWO LIVED AT A HOUSE THERE, AS A COUPLE.

WE'RE STILL WAITING FOR LEE COUNTY INVESTIGATORS TO RELEASE THE DETAILS OF THE SHOOTING, INCLUDING WHO FIRED THE SHOTS.

AND WE CONTINUE TO GET REACTION FROM PEOPLE WHO KNOW THIS COUPLE.

WE'RE WORKING ON LIVE REPORTS FOR THE NEWS AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


POLICE DOMESTIC STATS-OC CG RVL


WE DID SOME RESEARCH, AND FOUND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE--

IS TWO TO FOUR TIMES MORE MORE COMMON AMONG POLICE FAMILIES THAN FAMILIES IN GENERAL IN AMERICA.

TWO STUDIES SHOW AT LEAST 40 PERCENT OF POLICE OFFICER FAMILIES EXPERIENCE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

A STUDY OF OLDER AND MORE EXPERIENCED OFFICERS FOUND A RATE OF 24 PERCENT.

THAT COMPARES TO 10 PERCENT OF FAMILIES IN THE GENERAL POPULATION.

THE STUDIES ARE REPORTED BY THE "NATIONAL CENTER FOR WOMEN AND POLICING." Return to index of stories...


NEW BONITA SPRINGS CROSSWALK-VO IN PLASMA ZM MAP F


TONIGH WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT A PLAN TO MAKE THIS INTERSECTION SAFER.

EVERY DAY, A WHOPPING FOUR TO FIVE HUNDRED PEOPLE CROSS THIS ROAD TO GET TO BONITA BEACH.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE AREA SAY CROSSING HICKORY BOULEVARD, JUST NORTH OF BONITA BEACH ROAD IS A DANGEROUS FEAT.

NBC2'S JOE ROETZ EXPLAINS WHAT THE COUNTY WANTS TO DO TO MAKE IT SAFER Return to index of stories...


NEW BONITA SPRINGS CROSSWALK-PKG


- the problem is when traffic would stop to let people cross the road- cars would cut around and continue quickly on their way.

- it was a potentially deadly disaster waiting to happen. But not after next week.

Take pkg

A hot, but fun week on Bonita beach.

The problem for some visitors. is getting there.

Take sot

Kim Noonan- Illinois

1846-54

We were getting ready to cross and an old, older gentleman flew by and I had to tell to stop.

Kim Noonan and her family are staying at a place not far from the intersection of hickory boulevard and forester drive.

They are just a few of up to 500 people who cross the bustling street each day to get to the beach near doc's beach house.

Take sot

Chris Kincaid

1057-1101

I go back and forth to my condo at least 5-6 times a day.

But traffic is troubling to people rushing across to safety.

Take sot

Noonan

18:55-04

The problem is you have a lot of out of towners which a lot of these are- you don't realize you need to stop because it's not clearly marked.

But Lee County is hoping to help prevent a potential disaster.

Next week, crews will rip out one of the right turn lanes here at the intersection.

Then They'll redo the pavement markings- making a shorter walk and one less lane of traffic for folks to walk through.

Reaction is mixed on the 12- thousand dollar project.

Take sot

Kim Noonan- Illinois

9 seconds.

Bigger cities there's a stop light and when you push the button- traffic HAS to stop.

Take Sot

Christie Brandt - Illinois

12

It'll make it safer. They put these lights in the last couple years and it helped most obey the law. Anything helps.

Take Live

- project should be finished within a couple days.

- after it's done - I'm told the one less lane shouldn't impact drivers who are heading to the beach.

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IMMIGRATION CRISIS-trx SAT LIVE OR VO OC


NEW RIGHT NOW: PRESIDENT OBAMA IS IN DALLAS.

HE WALKED OUT OF AIR FORCE ONE ABOUT 25 MINUTES AGO.

HE'S GETTING READY FOR A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MEETING WITH GOVERNOR RICK PERRY ON THE IMMIGRATION CRISIS. Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRATION CRISIS-PKG


ON HIS WAY TO TEXAS TO MEET A REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR ABOUT THE BORDER CRISIS, PRESIDENT OBAMA COULDN'T HELP BY BLAME REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS FOR NOT PASSING IMMIGRATION REFORMS.

sot: President Obama

"these guys still cant get their act together"

THE PRESIDENT HAS NO PLANS TODAY TO VISIT THE BORDER.GROUND ZERO FOR THE MOST RECENT IMMIGRATION SURGE.A TEXAS DEMOCRAT SAID THAT'S A BIG MISSTEP.

Sot: Rep Henry Cuellar

"when youre so close and you cant even take air force one to go down to the border"

LAREDO, TEXAS IS SWAMPED BY CENTRAL AMERICAN KIDS AND MOMS.

THE NATION IS DIVIDED ON WHAT TO DO.

LEADERS IN LEAGUE CITY TEXAS VOTED NOT TO HOUSE DETAINEES.

nats

ANTI-IMMIGRATION PROTESTS ARE INCRESING ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

MEANWHILE, THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY WARNED:

THE KIDS WHO COME TO THE U-S CANNOT STAY

Sot: Jeh Johnson / Homeland Security Secretary:19

11;16;42;17 they must be returned home

BUT MANY ARE STAYING FOR MONTHS.SOME FREED INTO U-S COMMUNITIES

BACK IN WASHINGTON

REPUBLICANS CHARGED THAT'S SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE

Sot: Sen. Kelly Ayotte

"They're getting an impression in their countries that once they get here they can stay, 44

PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS 1.8 BILLION FOR MORE FACILITIES TO HANDLE THE NEW IMMIGRANTS AFTER THEY'RE DETAINED.

AND 1.6 BILLION ON MORE BORDER ENFORCEMENT.

Sot: House Speaker John Boehner

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IMMIGRATION CRISIS-TAG


PRESIDENT OBAMA'S AIDES SAY THERE'S NO CHANCE HE'LL GO TO THE BORDER.

THEY WORRY IT WOULD LOOK AWKWARD BECAUSE THAT PUTS THE SPOTLIGHT ON THAT BORDER ITSELF. Return to index of stories...


RAY NAGIN SENTENCED-VO WIPE


TODAY A JUDGE SENTENCED THE FORMER MAYOR OF NEW ORLEANS, RAY NAGIN, TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON.

PROSECUTORS THINK HE RECEIVED MORE THAN 200 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN KICKBACKS FROM BUSINESSMEN WHO WANTED CONTRACTS AND FAVORABLE TREATMENT FROM THE CITY.

THIS HAPPENED BEFORE AND AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA.

PROSECUTORS SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER THE SENTENCE, HAD TO SHOUT OVER NAGIN'S SUPPORTERS. Return to index of stories...


RAY NAGIN SENTENCED-SOTVO


"What Ray Nagin did was sell his office over and over and over again. The damage that C. Ray Nagin inflicted upon this community to include you ma'am is incalculable, is incalculable."

NAGIN IS EXPECTED TO APPEAL HIS CONVICTION. Return to index of stories...


VIOLENCE IN ISRAEL-VO


IT LOOKS LIKE THE FIGHTING BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS WILL PICK UP.

IT'S THE WORST VIOLENCE THERE IN NEARLY TWO YEARS.

ISRAEL'S DEFENSE MINISTER WARNS THE OFFENSIVE IN THE GAZA STRIP WILL EXPAND.

ISRAEL STRUCK HAMAS SITES AGAIN, TODAY, TRYING TO STOP ROCKET FIRE FROM MILITANTS.

BUT MILITANTS CONTINUED TO FIRE ROCKETS DEEP INTO ISRAELI TERRITORY.

THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF ISRAELI TROOPS ALONG THE GAZA BORDER AHEAD OF A POSSIBLE GROUND OPERATION. Return to index of stories...


FL KID IN HOT CAR-VO


A MOM IN THE JACKSONVILLE AREA IS ACCUSED OF LEAVING HER 18 MONTH OLD SON IN A HOT CAR.

HERE'S WHAT IS REALLY STRANGE ABOUT THIS STORY.SHE DID TAKE THE BOY'S TWIN AND OLDER SIBLING OUT OF THE CAR.

DEPUTIES IN NASSAU COUNTY ARRESTED MICHELLE KING YESTERDAY.

THEY SAY SHE GOT A SIX YEAR OLD AND ONE OF THOSE TODDLERS OUT THEN TOOK A NAP.

THE SIX-YEAR-OLD SON FOUND THE BOY IN THE CAR FOUR HOURS LATER.

THE TODDLER SUFFERED HEAT EXHAUSTION, AND IS AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


FL FIREWORKS DEATH-VO WIPE


A CENTRAL FLORIDA MAN IS TALKING ABOUT HOW HIS WIFE DIED IN A FREAK FIREWORKS ACCIDENT.

KATHRYN MEREDITH WAS FOLDING TOWELS IN THEIR AUBURNDALE HOME ON THE FOURTH OF JULY.

HER HUSBAND, GEORGE, THINKS STATIC ELECTRICITY CAUSED 200 MORTAR FIREWORKS TO IGNITE AND SEVERELY BURN HER. Return to index of stories...


FL FIREWORKS DEATH-SOTVO


"A split second. Your life, and everybody around you's life, can change. And that's one of the biggest, hardest things that I hope --- I hope to God nobody ever has to go through what me and my family is going through right now."

THE STATE MARSHALL IS INVESTIGATING ALL POSSIBLE CAUSES BUT SAYS STATIC ELECTRICITY CAN IGNITE FIREWORKS. Return to index of stories...


NY MAN CRITICAL AFTER PUNCH-VO


NEW YORK CITY POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE MAN WHO SUCKER-PUNCHED ANOTHER MAN CAUSING SERIOUS INJURIES.

AND SOMEONE GOT IT ON CAMERA.

THE ATTACK YESTERDAY WAS CAPTURED ON CAMERA. THE VICTIM HIT HIS HEAD ON THE PAVEMENT,

APPARENTLY HE AND HIS ATTACKER WERE ARGUING ABOUT A DOG.

THE GUY WHO PUNCHED HIM GOT AWAY. Return to index of stories...


GIRL DIES AFTER IPHONE THEFT-ONCAM


A MAN STOLE A GIRL'S I-PHONE, AND SHE *DIED TRYING TO GET IT BACK.

POLICE THINK 15 YEAR OLD RUBI RUBIO WAS WALKING HER YOUNGER SISTER HOME FROM SCHOOL, LAST WEEK IN SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA, WHEN THE ROBBER TOOK HER PHONE.

HE RAN TO A GETAWAY CAR.

THE TEEN RAN AFTER HIM.

SHE HELD ON TO THE TRUNK FOR A WHILE, BEFORE FALLING OFF, AND HITTING HER HEAD.

SHE LATER DIED AT THE A HOSPITAL.

THE ROBBER IS STILL ON THE RUN. Return to index of stories...


FL CRAZY CAT-SS


A COUPLE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SAYS THEIR CAT ATTACKED THEM.

THE DELAND COUPLE HAD TO CALL 9-1-1 ON THEIR FOUR YEAR OLD RUSSIAN BLUE CAT ON SATURDAY.

THE WOMAN TOLD DISPATCHERS SHE STEPPED ON IT'S TALE, BY MISTAKE, EARLIER IN THE DAY, AND IT WENT AFTER HER HUSBAND.

THEY LOCKED IT IN THE BEDROOM FOR A WHILE.

WHEN THEY EVENTUALLY OPENED THE DOOR, THE CAT SCRATCHED THEIR ARMS AND LEGS.

THEY HID AND CALLED OR HELP.

NOW, the CAT IS IN QUARANTINE AT A SHELTER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


9-1-1 DISPATCHERS MAKE A LIVING BY HELPING OTHERS.

USUALLY COMPLETE STRANGERS.

BUT NOT THIS TIME.

HEAR HOW ONE DISPATCHER RESPONDED AFTER LEARNING THE EMERGENCY CALL SHE WAS HANDLING, WAS ABOUT HER SON.

PLUS: WE NOTICED NEW RESTAURANTS BEING BUILT THAT WE'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE FOUND OUT WHY FORT MYERS IS IDEAL COMPARED TO OTHER FLORIDA CITIES. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) DISPATCHER SENDS RESPONDERS TO SAVE CHILD-V


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TZ1 B) US 41 & COLLEGE DEVELOPMENT-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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DISPATCHER SENDS RESPONDERS TO SAVE CHILD-ON CAM


FOR A 9-1-1 DISPATCHER IN CALIFORNIA, A RECENT EMERGENCY CALL HIT VERY CLOSE TO HOME.

HER HUSBAND WAS WATCHING THEIR SON WHEN THE LITTLE BOY STARTED CHOKING.

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED NEXT. Return to index of stories...


DISPATCHER SENDS RESPONDERS TO SAVE CHILD-PKG


".can you respond to my aid.my child is choking, medicals in route."

THAT'S THE VOICE OF BRITNEY MELCHOR. SHE DISPATCHED FIRST RESPONDERS TO HER OWN HOME.

"9-1-1 What's your emergency?"

"I have a one-year-old infant, swallowed something and he's starting to choke on it."

THE CALL CAME IN FROM HER HUSBAND ROBERT. HE NOTICED HIS SON MAVERICK WAS TURNING BLUE.

HE HAD SWALLOWED A METAL WASHER THAT FELL OFF A PIECE OF FURNITURE.

"I heard him say an address and I perked up and then I heard him say it again and I recognized that as my own home address."

IT WAS A SHOCK, BUT BRITNEY SHE SAID SHE HAD TO KEEP HER COMPOSURE AND DO HER JOB TO GET MAVERICK HELP FAST.

"He went completely limp, wasn't breathing. At that point, I made the decision to take my middle finger and shove the object past his airway.

ROBERT SAYS HIS PAST MEDICAL TRAINING HELPED HIM DISLODGE THE WASHER AND CLEAR MAVERICK'S AIRWAY.

CREWS ARRIVED ABOUT THE SAME TIME.

THE FAMILY GOT THIS X-RAY OF THE WASHER INSIDE MAVERICK'S STOMACH AFTER THEIR TRIP TO THE HOSPITAL.

"My first reaction was getting help to him right away, just like any other 911 phone call that I've ever had my first instinct is to do my job and help save that life." Return to index of stories...


DISPATCHER SENDS RESPONDERS TO SAVE CHILD-ONCAM


BRITNEY SAYS SHE JUST DID WHAT SHE'S TRAINED TO DO.

BUT HER BOSSES ARE PROUD OF HER PERFORMANCE UNDER PRESSURE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ON CAM


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAN SAYS HE SWAM SEVEN MILES TO SHORE, AFTER FALLING OVERBOARD IN THE GULF DURING A STORM.

TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF HOW FAR THAT IS, IT'S LIKE GOING FROM LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, TO LAKES PARK.

EXPERTS TELL US WHY THEY THINK HE'S MAKING IT UP.

PLUS: SOMEONE STOLE WAR MARKERS FROM THE GRAVES OF VETERANS ON THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND.

AND INVESTIGATORS THINK THEY KNOW WHY. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) MAN SWIMS TO SHORE-VO WIPE


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TZ2 B) MARKERS STOLEN FROM VETS GRAVES-VOTOPS


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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.

AFTERNOON STORMS

Our typical July weather continues across southwest Florida. For the next several days we will be tracking hot and humid weather with afternoon thunderstorms each day. Overnight lows will drop to the mid 70's and daytime highs will be in the lower 90's. Again - pretty typical weather for July. As we saw today, some areas of southwest Florida will end up with very heavy rain on the order of an inch or more while other places stay dry. The scattered/isolated nature of thunderstorm development this time of year will be very evident through the weekend.

Boating weather looks pretty good through the 7 day forecast period. In general, skies will be partly cloudy and afternoon storms will tend to drift back toward the beaches toward sunset. Winds will be fairly light during the day and an afternoon sea breeze will set up. The Gulf of Mexico water temperature is at 87 degrees today.

The tropics remain quiet and no storms are expected to develop for the next 5 to 7 days. Return to index of stories...


U.S. 41 & COLLEGE PKWY DEVELOPMENT-OC ZM MAP


ONE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S FAST-GROWING CORRIDORS IS ABOUT TO GET EVEN BUSIER.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE AREA NEAR COLLEGE PARKWAY AND U.S. 41 IN FORT MYERS.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER DISCOVERED WHAT'S BEHIND THE GROWTH SPURT. Return to index of stories...


U.S. 41 & COLLEGE PKWY DEVELOPMENT-PKG


NAT cars

THERE ARE ONLY A FEW OF THEM LEFT - EMPTY LOTS LIKE THESE OR STOREFRONTS THAT SAT EMPTY ALONG ONE OF THE BUSIEST INTERSECTIONS IN FORT MYERS.

Dan Creighton, Creighton Realty "Even though we're not Chicago, we're not Los Angeles, we have 600,000 people and a limited commercial supply."

AND 110,000 CARS TRAVEL RIGHT HERE EVERY DAY - MAKING THIS NOT ONLY A HOT SPOT RIGHT NOW - BUT TRIGGERING IDEAS FOR WHAT'S COMING NEXT. SAYS DEVELOPER DAN CREIGHTON.

Dan Creighton, Creighton Realty "None of these national tenants expanded little if at all so they had a lot of pent up demand."

. THAT WAS DURING THE GREAT RECESSION - BUT NOW, BUSINESS AFTER BUSINESS - ONES WE'VE NEVER SEEN IN FORT MYERS, OR EVEN IN FLORIDA - ARE POPPING UP.

Brandy Stark, Cape Coral "It says a lot about the area. a lot about the area, the economy, how we're bouncing back."

Brett Hull-Ryde, Blue Moon Pizza "From a real estate standpoint compared to many places in the state, it is very affordable."

ONE OF THE REASONS ATLANTA-BASED BLUE MOON OPENED ITS DOORS HERE - THE FIRST LOCATION IN FLORIDA.

ASIDE FROM THE AFFORDABLE SPACE, THE COMPANY TELLS NBC-2 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA OFFERS SOMETHING A LOT OF OTHER AREAS IN THE COUNTRY DON'T -

Brett Hull-Ryde, Blue Moon Pizza "One of the most important parts of the restaurant business to operate successfully is to have availability to a great labor force and a reliable one."

YOU CAN THANK SEASONAL RESIDENTS FOR THAT - PART OF THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE NEED FOR SERVICE WORKERS.

SOMETHING CREIGHTON BELIEVES IS ONLY A *PART* OF WHY MAJOR NATIONAL BUSINESSES WANT TO THEIR PIECE OF THE PIE TOO.

Dan Creighton, Creighton Reality "You're going to see national grocers to move in this area, national gyms, national restaurants."

IN FTM, LS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


MARKERS STOLEN FROM VETS' GRAVES-VO WIPE


BRASS WAR MARKERS ARE MISSING FROM DOZENS OF VETERANS' GRAVES IN WISCONSIN.

THE SHERIFF IN DODGE COUNTY THINKS SOMEONE, OR A GROUP OF PEOPLE, STOLE THEM OVER THE INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND.

THE MARKERS HONORED MORE THAN 40 VETERANS WHO SERVED IN THE TWP WORLD WARS AND THE KOREAN WAR. Return to index of stories...


MARKERS STOLEN FROM VETS' GRAVES-SOTVO


what they did to these soldiers who fought for our freedom by degrading their grave sites, it's unbelievable

THE SHERIFF THINKS THE THIEVES DID IT TO MAKE A QUICK BUCK.

THEY'LL LIKELY SELL THE BRASS MARKERS FOR SCRAP, FOR A FEW HUNDRED DOLLARS.

IT WILL COST TWO *THOUSAND DOLLARS TO REPLACE THEM. Return to index of stories...


VISITOR STUCK IN CHI JAIL-ONCAM


A MAN VISITING HIS SON IN A CHICAGO JAIL GOT LOCKED UP HIMSELF.

IT WAS ALL AN ACCIDENT.

HE WENT TO THE COOK COUNTY JAIL LAST WEEKEND TO SEE HIS SON, WHO'S AN IMATE THERE.

HE WANDERED INTO AN EMPTY ROOM, AND THE DOOR CLOSED.

HE WAS STUCK THERE FOR 30 HOURS.

TO GET ATTENTION, HE SET OFF THE SPRINKLER SYSTEM.

JAIL INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT WHY THE DOOR WAS OPEN IN THE FIRST PLACE, AND WHY NO ONE NOTICED THE MAN HADN'T CHECKED OUT OF THE JAIL AS A VISITOR. Return to index of stories...


LEMONADE STAND RAISES MONEY FOR FRIEND'S SURGERY-V


A SEVEN YEAR OLD CANADIAN BOY RAISED 24 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR HIS FRIEND'S SURGERY.

THE BOY IN THE FIRE CHIEF HAT HAS CEREBAL PALSY.

HE NEEDS EXPENSIVE SURGERY IN THE U-S THAT WILL COST 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

HIS FRIEND WANTED TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR IT.

SO HE SET UP A LEMONADE STAND NEAR VANCOUVER.

AND HIS PARENTS HELPED, BY ADVERTISING ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

THE DONATIONS HAVE BEEN POURING IN. Return to index of stories...


LEMONADE STAND RAISES MONEY FOR FRIEND'S SURGERY-S


"that I wanted to build a lemonade stand to help raise money to help him."

HIS FRIEND'S SURGERY IS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT MONTH, IN NEW JERSEY.

IF IT'S SUCCESSFUL, HE COULD WALK WITHOUT BRACES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-CLIP


"Thrown from his boat 7 miles off shore and he manages to swim to safety. I'm nbc2s clifton french -- I'll tell you about this fort myers man's story, coming up."

AND ALL NEW AT SIX-- Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) CLIFTON'S STANDUP TZ-SOT


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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A)-TBA


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ENGLEWOOD ANIMAL ABUSE-SS VO WIPE


IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY, A MAN IS ACCUSED OF STABBING A DOG AND ASSAULTING ITS OWNER.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED RICHARD FRESHWATER.

THEY THINK HE BROKE INTO AN ENGLEWOOD APARTMENT, ATTACKED A MAN AND STABBED HIS DOG WITH A POCKET KNIFE WHEN IT TRIED TO PROTECT HIM.

DOCTORS TREATED THE VICTIMS FOR BROKEN BONES IN HIS FACE. WE TALKED TO NEIGHBORS Return to index of stories...


ENGLEWOOD ANIMAL ABUSE-SOT SS


"Saying that he had been stabbed and robbed and that he chased somebody out down the street and of course was worried to death about his dog, whether or not it was going to be alive or not."

ANIMAL CONTROL TREATED THE DOG'S WOUND, AND ITS BACK WITH ITS OWNERS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CLIFTON-ONCAM


SWIMMING SEVEN MILES IN THE GULF OF MEXICO WOULD BE TOUGH FOR MICHAEL PHELPS.

A LOCAL MAN SAYS HE HAD TO AFTER FALLING OFF HIS BOAT.

NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH TRACKED HIM DOWN TODAY AND JOINS US NOW LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH THE INCREDIBLE STORY. Return to index of stories...


MAN SWIMS TO SHORE-VO IN PLASMA


THE COAST GUARD SEARCHED ALL NIGHT FOR THIS BOATER -- AFTER HE WAS REPORTED MISSING BY HIS WIFE --

TODAY HIS FAMILY TOLD ME THEY DIDN'T WANT TO TALK ON CAMERA AT ALL.

PEOPLE WE TALKED TO SAY IT'S A MIRACLE HE'S ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


MAN SWIMS TO SHORE-PKG


IT WAS 4 AM ON THIS BEACH IN FRONT OF THE SANIBEL INN --

WHEN A HOTEL WORKER WAS APPROACHED BY PETER WHITING --

MISSING ALL NIGHT -- HE TOLD HER HE HAD JUST SWAM TO SHORE --

ACCORDING TO THE COAST GUARD, WHITING SAYS HE WAS THROWN FROM HIS RUNNING BOAT AROUND 7:00PM SEVEN MILES OFF SHORE --

WEARING A LIFE VEST -- HE MANAGED TO SWIM TO SANIBEL ISLAND --

"I wouldn't want to be that guy -- I don't think I could do it."

CHARTER CAPTAIN RYAN KANE IS ON THE GULF WATERS EVERY DAY -- HE SAYS WHITING'S JOURNEY IS INCREDIBLE. HE SAYS IT WOULD TAKE A MIRACLE FOR SOMEONE THAT FAR OUT, TO FIGHT THE CURRENTS AND TIDE -- AND END UP ON SANIBEL ISLAND.

"If anything helped him, God said, I'm going to help you get in -- that's it. Because if it was me, I would float to Mexico."

"Definitely wouldn't be something easy. It's something that takes a lot of practice and a lot of dedication to swim like that."

MATT ERPENBECK HAS BEEN A LIFE GUARD FOR 10 YEARS -- AND IS CURRENTLY A SWIM INSTRUCTOR IN FORT MYERS BEACH --

HE SAYS SWIMMING THAT FAR WOULD BE A MASSIVE CHALLENGE -- EVEN WITH A LIFE JACKET, HE SAYS FATIGUE AND PASSING OUT WOULD BE MAJOR HURDLES TO CLEAR.

"Hats off to that guy, for him to stay focus and swim that long without giving up. That's something else right there."

SANIBEL POLICE TELL US WHITING WAS IN GOOD HEALTH WHEN HE WAS FOUND --

WE TRIED TO TALK TO HIM AT HIS HOME -- HIS FAMILY TURNED US AWAY. Return to index of stories...


MAN SWIMS TO SHORE-VO IN PLASMA


WHAT MAY BE EVEN MORE INCREDIBLE -- WHITINGS BOAT WAS FOUND ON LIGHTHOUSE BEACH THIS MORNING -- NOT TOO FAR FROM WHERE HE SWAM ASHORE.

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


NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


Team Coverage

Officer Killed, Another Injured

TWO POLICE OFFICERS SHOT.

ONE IS DEAD, THE OTHER,

A MOTHER OF TWO, HOSPITALIZED IN A DOMESTIC SHOOTING IN ESTERO.

"It's shocking because it's such a safe neighborhood. You don't see anything like this happen.

NBC-2 IS DIGGING INTO THEIR BACKGROUNDS TO SEE IF THERE IS ANY WARNING SIGNS ABOUT THE TRAGEDY.

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Defying the Odds

AND - A FORT MYERS TEENAGER DEFIES THE ODDS.

FACED WITH UNIMAGINABLE OBSTACLES GROWING UP. HER PARENTS IN PRISON FOR THE BRUTAL KILLING OF HER LITTLE BROTHER.

:03:51:06

I really wanted to give up. But then people like Mr. Comer were in my

ear telling me you can do it. you can do it. So I started believing

in myself. and I did it. 16

A MUST SEE STORY, OF A LEE COUNTY TEENAGER, WHOSE LIFE WAS SAVED BY A MENTOR.

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