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HLA victoria new eye-trxVO IN TC MON TZ1 B) lebron to cleveland-2SH, SOTVO
HLB oil drilling fight-VO IN TC MON TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
HLC marc scialdo honored-VO IN TC MON 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
HLC marc scialdo honored-SOTVO STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
HLD weather hl-trxWX CNTR ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
VICTORIA WILCHER SETUP-VOTOPS SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
VICTORIA WILCHER NEW EYE-OC SPORTS
VICTORIA WILCHER NEW EYE-BNR-PKG BRUNSON AWARDS-ON CAM
VICTORIA WILCHER NEW EYE-OC BRUNSON AWARDS-LIVE IN PLASMA
TOSS TO LAURA-trxOC, ss, eanibx BRUNSON AWARDS-LIVE RTR-2 (liveu)
DAN A HUGHES COMPANY OUT-REM-LIVE BRUNSON AWARDS-VOTOPS
DAN A HUGHES COMPANY OUT-VO-BNR BRUNSON AWARDS-SOT
DAN A HUGHES COMPANY OUT-SOTVO BRUNSON AWARDS-LIVE
DAN A HUGHES COMPANY OUT-REM-LIVE LEBRON TO CAVS-ON CAM
TEENS ARRESTED IMPERSONATING COPS-OC, SS, OC LEBRON TO CAVS-VOTOPS
TEENS ARRESTED IMPERSONATING COPS-SOTVO LEBRON TO CAVS-CGTOPS
FM CONDO FIRE-OC, ZM, SOTVO FANS REAX-SOTVO
FM CONDO FIRE-SOTVO ARISON REAX-SSTOPS
NAPLES POLICE SHOOTING-OC, (2) SS SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
FMPD GAS STATION ROBBERY-OC, SS, OC ARMY RESERVE CENTER SGT. MARC SCIALDO-2 SH, VO, 2
PENDERGRASS DAS CONTROVERSY-OC ARMY RESERVE CENTER SGT. MARC SCIALDO-BNR-PKG
PENDERGRASS DAS CONTROVERSY-BNR-PKG ARMY RESERVE CENTER SGT. MARC SCIALDO-OC
PENDERGRASS DAS CONTROVERSY-OC LEE MEMORIAL HONORED-OC, VO
I75 ROLLOVER-OC, VO LEE MEMORIAL HONORED-SOTVO
SCHOOL GRADES BREAKDOWN-OC TOSS TO BREAK-OC
SWFL JOBS VERSUS HIRING-OC, VO AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
SWFL JOBS VERSUS HIRING-SOTVO 11 PM TEASE-OC, VO
CONGRESSIONAL MAP RULING-trxOC ANTI GRAVITY TREADMILL-OC, VO
RICK SCOTT DEPUTY COMPLAINT-OC ANTI GRAVITY TREADMILL-SOTVO
TEASE ONE CLOSE-4SHOT


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HLA victoria new eye-trxVO IN TC MON


A MISSISSIPPI TODDLER MAULED BY PITBULLS HAS A NEW EYE THANKS TO THE KINDNESS OF A NAPLES DOCTOR

NBC-2 HAS NEW DETAILS ABOUT HER SUCCESSFUL PROCEDURE IN THE MIDST OF CONTROVERSY. Return to index of stories...


HLB oil drilling fight-VO IN TC MON


A CONTROVERSY THAT PITTED PROTESTORS AND COLLIER COUNTY LEADERS AGAINST THE STATE IS OVER.

NBC-2 FINDS OUT WHY AN OIL COMPANY IS NIXING PLANS TO DRILL IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES. Return to index of stories...


HLC marc scialdo honored-VO IN TC MON


A NAPLES GRAD WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR OUR FREEDOM WILL BE HONORED BY FELLOW SOLDIERS.

TONIGHT - HIS SISTERS OPEN UP TO NBC 2 ABOUT HER BROTHER, THE HERO. Return to index of stories...


HLC marc scialdo honored-SOTVO


Sometimes when people pass away, it's easy to say, oh thy we're a great person, he really just was that. 8

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW THE FALLEN SOLDIER WILL BE MEMORIALIZED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


HLD weather hl-trxWX CNTR


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VICTORIA WILCHER SETUP-VOTOPS


YOU'RE LOOKING AT A TODDLER MOMENTS AFTER HER SUCCESSFUL PROCEDURE FOR A PROSTHETIC EYE.

LITTLE VICTORIA WILCHER HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS A LOT LATELY.

MAINLY BECAUSE HER FAMILY IS SUSPECTED OF MAKING UP A STORY ABOUT BEING KICKED OUT OF A RESTAURANT IN ORDER TO GET DONATIONS. Return to index of stories...


VICTORIA WILCHER NEW EYE-OC


THE RESTAURANT SAYS THE STORY IS A LIE.

BUT A NAPLES EYE SPECIALIST DIDN'T CARE.

NBC-2'S BRYAN ANDERSON WAS THERE WHEN HIS GENEROSITY CHANGED THE GIRL'S LIFE. Return to index of stories...


VICTORIA WILCHER NEW EYE-BNR-PKG


FROM SHY BEFORE.

TO HUGS AROUND THE ROOM.

3 YEAR OLD VICTORIA WILCHER IS A NEW PERSON WITHOUT HER EYEPATCH.

Raymond Peters, Prosthetic Eye Specialist

00:19

It's the first step on a long journey.

THAT JOURNEY STARTED IN APRIL WHEN THE MISSISSIPPI TODDLER ALMOST DIED AFTER A VICIOUS DOG ATTACK.

A COUPLE MONTHS LATER, SHE'S A WALKING MIRACLE ON THE MEND.

FRIDAY NAPLES PROSTHETIC SPECIALIST RAYMOND PETERS SUCCESSFULLY IMPLANTED A PROSTHESIS IN VICTORIA'S LEFT EYE SOCKET.

STANDUP

Creating a prosthetic eye is a 5 step process and this prosthetic specialist says Victoria will go through 15 to 20 prosthetic eyes before she's done growing.

Janet Kellum, family chaperone

13:25:22-:26

I have been told since that it could be 200 surgeries in her lifetime.

RETIRED NURSE JANET KELLUM SAYS SHE VOLUNTEERED TO CHAPERONE VICTORIA AND HER MOM TO NAPLES THIS WEEK.

Janet Kellum, family chaperone

13:28:21-:28

Just being a part of this, this family, all I can say is very loving and makes you feel very good.

OUTRAGE SPREAD ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHEN VICTORIA'S GRANDMOTHER CLAIMED THEY GOT KICKED OUT OF A K-F-C.

BECAUSE OF HER GRANDDAUGHTER'S SCARS.

K-F-C SAYS THE STORY WAS A PLOY BY THE GIRL'S FAMILY TO GET DONATIONS.

BUT THAT HASN'T STOPPED THE OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT.

PETERS

05:52-:57

My interest and focus was on helping this baby, so I didn't even give it a thought.

LAS VEGAS PLASTIC SURGEON DOCTOR FRANK STILE SAYS HE'LL HELP REBUILD VICTORIA'S LEFT LOWER EYELID.

PLUS THE DOCTOR PLANS TO DIMINISH HER SCARS AND TRY TO RESTORE FEELING IN PART OF HER FACE.

Dr. Frank Stile, Las Vegas plastic surgeon

13:43:25

We're kind of working against the clock in terms of trying to have a lot of this done before she's school-aged.

ALL OF THIS HELP FROM DOCTOR STILE AND PETERS IS FOR FREE.

FOR A PRECIOUS LITTLE GIRL WHOSE SURVIVAL IS PRICELESS.

PETERS

04:45

If it helps them it's a gratification you just can't get everyday.

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VICTORIA WILCHER NEW EYE-OC


OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS, PETERS ESTIMATES VICTORIA WILL NEED ABOUT 20 MORE PROSTHETIC EYES AS SHE GROWS.

HE SAYS HE'LL TAKE CARE OF ALL OF THEM, FREE OF CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LAURA-trxOC, ss, eanibx


A SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY FROM THE OIL COMPANY HOPING TO DRILL IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THE DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY ANNOUNCED IT IS NO LONGER INTERESTED IN AN EXPLORATORY OIL WELL.

ENVIRONMENTISTS AND PEOPLE LIVING NEAR THE SITE FOUGHT COMPANY.

THEY SAID DRILLING OFF GOLDEN GATE BOULEVARD WOULD BE DANGEROUS.

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DAN A HUGHES COMPANY OUT-REM-LIVE


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TEENS ARRESTED IMPERSONATING COPS-OC, SS, OC


TWO CAPE CORAL TEENS ARE ACCUSED OF PRETENDING TO BE POLICE OFFICERS AND THEIR SMARTPHONE NEARLY HELPED THEM PULL OVER A STRANGER.

OFFICERS SAY THE TEENS PLAYED A YOUTUBE VIDEO WITH FLASHING RED AND BLUE LIGHTS.

THE DRIVERS SAW THE LIGHTS AN PULLED OVER, BUT QUICKLY REALIZED IT WASN'T A POLICE CAR AND CALLED THE REAL OFFICERS. Return to index of stories...


TEENS ARRESTED IMPERSONATING COPS-SOTVO


TAKE SOT:

"We do utilize unmarked police cars at the Cape Coral police

department and when situations like this happen it undermines the

public trust" Det. Sgt. Dana Coston, CCPD

OFFICERS WERE ABLE TO TRACK DOWN THE TEENS AND SAY THEY ADMITTED TO IT.

ONE OF THE TEEN'S MOTHERS TOLD NBC2 SHE DOESN'T BELIEVE THE BOYS SHOULD BE

PUNISHED FOR A PRANK. Return to index of stories...


FM CONDO FIRE-OC, ZM, SOTVO


AN OVERNIGHT FIRE FORCED FOUR FAMILIES OUT OF THEIR HOMES AND SENT TWO MEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

IT HAPPENED AT THE PROVINCETOWN CONDOS ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND CIRCLE -- THAT'S NEAR COLLEGE PARKWAY AND SUMMERLIN ROAD.

WE SPOKE TO A NEIGHBOR WHO HAD TO BE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR SMOKE INHALATION.

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Michael Sloan, taken to hospital

"It's horrible. Thank god the gentleman who lived next door was awake because if he would have fallen asleep. Things would have been very different out here this morning. "

SLOAN'S NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR FELL ASLEEP WHILE COOKING.

A FIRE QUICKLY SPREAD THROUGH THE CONDO COMPLEX.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE MAN HAD A SMOKE DETECTOR. BUT THERE WERE NO BATTERIES IN IT. Return to index of stories...


FM CONDO FIRE-SOTVO


Sloan "Intelligent people check those things regularly, other people don't. unfortunately when you have things like this happen you realize how just important it is to have your smoke detectors working."

YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR SMOKE ALARM ONCE A MONTH.

AND CHANGE THE BATTERY ONCE A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES POLICE SHOOTING-OC, (2) SS


WE'RE LEARNING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A DOMESTIC SHOOTING BETWEEN TWO NAPLES POLICE OFFICERS.

YESTERDAY WE TOLD YOU D-C-F WAS WORKING WITH DEPUTIES DURING THE INVESTIGATION.

TONIGHT, DCF TELLS US THE CHILDREN OF SGT AMY YONG ARE SAFE WITH FAMILY.

WE'VE ALSO LEARNED THERE ARE 6 CHILDREN INVOLVED.

YOUNG IS IN INTENSIVE CARE AFTER A SHOOTING WITH HER BOYFRIEND.

LUIS MONROIG WAS ALSO SHOT AT THEIR HOME IN ESTERO.

HE DIED FROM HIS INJURIES.

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FMPD GAS STATION ROBBERY-OC, SS, OC


A GOOD SAMARITAN HELPED AN OFF-DUTY FORT MYERS POLICE OFFICER CATCH A GAS STATION ROBBER.

THE OFFICER WAS FILLING HIS CAR WITH GAS WHEN A ROBBER BURST OUT OF THE STORE WITH A CUSTOMER CHASING AFTER HIM.

THE CUSTOMER TACKLED THE MAN AND THE OFF-DUTY OFFICER HELPED HOLD HIM TO THE GROUND.

INVESTIGATORS ARRESTED SAMUEL SHAW ON CHARGES OF ROBBERY AND RESISTING ARREST.

ALTHOUGH THE CUSTOMER STOPPED THE BAD GUY, OFFICERS SAY IT'S DANGEROUS TO GET INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...


PENDERGRASS DAS CONTROVERSY-OC


A LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER SAYS HE WILL RELEASE COUNTY ANIMAL ABUSE INFORMATION EVEN IF THE CITY MANAGER DOESN'T WANT TO.

THE MESSAGE COMES DAYS AFTER THE TOP TWO LEADERS WERE FIRED AT LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES.

BOTH RECENTLY COMPLAINED TO LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ABOUT A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT.

TODAY COMMISSIONER CECIL PENDERGRASS SENT OUT A LETTER OF HIS OWN.

NBC-2'S BRITTANY WIENER HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


PENDERGRASS DAS CONTROVERSY-BNR-PKG


LARGE ANIMAL ABUSE CASES ALWAYS DRAW MEDIA ATTENTION.

Commissioner Pendergrass, Lee County

20:16:14 "Just make sure that there's no perception that things are not being put out." 20:16:18

LEE COUNTY COMMISSION CECIL PENDERGRASS WANTS TO MAKE SURE THE COMMUNITY IS EDUCATED ON EACH CASE.

Commissioner Pendergrass, Lee County

20:15:10 "If I receive information I will make sure it gets out, if I do think it's needed to get out to the community to make the community aware for educational purposes." 20:15:15

IN A LETTER SENT THURSDAY -- D-A-S FIELD OPERATIONS LT. TONY BACKHURST SAYS IN MANY RECENT INCIDENTS COUNTY MANAGER ROGER DEJARLAIS AND HIS STAFF HAVE PREVENTED INFORMATION FROM GETTING TO THE PUBLIC REGARDING SERIOUS CRIMINAL CASES.

SOME CASES HE SAID NEEDED PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

COMMISSIONER PENDERGRASS IS NOW REQUESTING ALL INFORMATION ON ANIMAL ABUSE AND HOARDING CASES.

HE SAYS AS LONG AS IT DOESN'T INTERFERE WITH AN INVESTIGATION HE WILL RELEASE CASE INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC REGARDLESS OF WHETHER DEJARLAIS WANTS IT RELEASED OR NOT.

20:12:41 "Do you not trust the county manager?/No, I do trust the county manager. And the county managers actions totally appropriate under the charter. The county manager handles all the employee issue here within the county, and he does a good job of that. My goal is to make the citizens aware the animals services are provided good services." 10:12:58

DEJATLAIS RESPONDED WITH A STATEMENT SAYING: "ANY COUNTY COMMISSIONER HAS THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO ASK FOR ANY INFORMATION IN THE ORGANIZATION AND BE PROVIDED WITH IT."

TWO TOP LEE COUNTY D-A-S EMPLOYEES WERE FIRED THIS WEEK.

FOLLOWING LETTERS THEY SENT TO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COMPLAINING OF A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT, AND A "MEDIA BAN."

LT. BACKHURST FEARS THE SAME -- BUT IN HIS LETTER HE SAYS INSTEAD OF STAYING QUIET HE IS HIGHLIGHTING WHAT HE CALLS ABUSE AND MISUSE OF POWER.

REPORTING IN LEE COUNTY, BRITTANY WEINER NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


PENDERGRASS DAS CONTROVERSY-OC


ANIMAL SERVICES IS BEING RUN BY THE LEE COUNTY PARKS AND REC DIRECTOR, DAVE HARNER. Return to index of stories...


I75 ROLLOVER-OC, VO


FLORIDA TROPPERS SAY A 17 YEAR OLD PASSENGER CAUSED A DANGEROUS ACCIDENT ON INTERSTATE 75 THIS MORNING.

F-DOT CAMERAS SHOW EMERGENCY CREWS RESPONDING TO THE CRASH.

THE TEEN GIRL GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT WITH THE 20 YEAR OLD DRIVER.

SHE DECIDED TO JERK THE WHEEL OF THE CAR. CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO ROLL OVER.

SHE WAS THROWN FROM THE VEHICLE.

IT HAPPENED JUST SOUTH OF THE CORKSCREW ROAD EXIT. HEADING TOWARD NAPLES.

BOTH PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW SERIOUSLY THEY WERE INJURED. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL GRADES BREAKDOWN-OC


ELEMENTARY STUDENTS IN LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES MAY HAVE AN EXTRA HOUR ADDED TO THEIR SCHOOL DAY.

THE STATE RELEASED ITS ANNUAL GRADES FOR SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS.

THE 300 LOWEST SCORING ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS MUST ADD AN EXTRA HOUR OF CLASSTIME.

7 SCHOOLS IN COLLIER AND LEE MADE THE LIST.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY HAD NONE.

IF YOU WANT TO CHECK OUT WHICH SCHOOLS ARE ON IT, GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


SWFL JOBS VERSUS HIRING-OC, VO


THOUSANDS OF JOBS ARE LEFT UNFILLED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NBC 2 HAS LEARNED THIS IS A GROWING TREND ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

EXPERTS AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WORKS SAY EMPLOYERS ARE NOW BEING PICKY.

THEY SAY MANY APPLICANTS ARE NOT CERTIFIED IN A CERTAIN BACKGROUND.

OR THEY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH EXPERIENCE.

SO MANAGERS ARE LEAVING THE JOBS OPEN FOR THE RIGHT PERSON. Return to index of stories...


SWFL JOBS VERSUS HIRING-SOTVO


SOT

13:48:30-13:48:41

William Oleksinski/ business manager

"I think it's just the general consensus. If you want to build a

quality organization and if you want to have a good company that's

going to take care of your customers, you'll always need good people.

That's just the basics of business."

EXPERTS SAY THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IS SEEING THE BIGGEST

GROWTH IN HIRING.

BUT THEY'RE ALSO HAVING TROUBLE FINDING QUALIFIED APPLICANTS. Return to index of stories...


CONGRESSIONAL MAP RULING-trxOC


OUR VOTING DISTRICTS MAY HAVE TO CHANGE.

A FLORIDA JUDGE SAYS LAWMAKERS ILLEGALLY MAPPED OUT THE DISTRICTS IN 2012.

THE JUDGE SAYS THE NEW BOUNDARIES INTENTIONALLY FAVORED THE G-O-P.

REPUBLICANS WILL APPEAL THE DECISION.

IF THEY LOSE THEY MUST MAKE NEW CONGRESSIONAL MAPS.

THE NOVEMBER ELECTION SHOULD NOT BE IMPACTED. Return to index of stories...


RICK SCOTT DEPUTY COMPLAINT-OC


A FORMER FLORIDA POLICE OFFICER CLAIMS GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT VIOLATED THE STATE'S ELECTIONS LAWS.

THE COMPLAINT SAYS SCOTT ASKED ON-DUTY POLICE OFFICERS TO STAND WITH HIM DURING A CAMPAIGN STOP THIS WEEK IN TAMPA.

THE GOVERNOR'S CAMPAIGN TELLING NBC-2, "THIS IS JUST ANOTHER SAD DISTRACTION FROM CHARLIE CRIST'S NUMEROUS ETHICAL COMPLAINTS."

THE COMPLAINT WAS FILED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE BROWARD POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION.

THE STATE ORGANIZATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT ENDORSED CRIST.

SUPPORTERS FOR BOTH CANDIDATES HAVE FILED NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


STILL TO COME ON THE NEWS AT SIX.

NAPLES SIBLINGS OPEN UP ABOUT THE EMOTIONAL TOLL TAKEN ON THEIR FAMILY. AS THEIR BROTHER AND FALLEN SOLDIER WILL BE MEMORIALIZED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AND - A TALE OF TWO CITIES.

CLEVELAND, OHIO HAS A LOT TO CELEBRATE AS LEBRON JAMES ANNOUNCES HE'S LEAVING THE MIAMI HEAT.

first mos. Guy in restaurant"i'm thinking why? Why would you leave this situation you have down here?"

":13-:17 Thank you LeBron, you have a done a wonderful thing for Cleveland. All is forgiven. We love you.

BRIAN HAS MORE ON KING JAMES DECISION TO TRADE IN SOUTH BEACH FOR HOME.

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TZ1 A) scialdo reserve center-VOtops


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TZ1 B) lebron to cleveland-2SH, SOTVO


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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.

STORM CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

Scattered showers and storms again developed on Friday, but the coverage was lower courtesy of some Saharan dust working through the area. What storms are left will diminish this evening, as temps fall into the 70s. Expect a quiet overnight, with lows in the mid 70s.

Rain and storm chances continue heading into the weekend. We'll see plenty of morning sunshine across the area, with scattered showers and storms developing in the PM hours.

The Saharan dust will be making its exit on Saturday, so coverage of storms may again be lower than usual. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

The threat for storms will continue into Sunday. Once again, expect a dry morning with partly cloudy skies and showers and storms popping up in the PM hours. Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s.

The typical July weather pattern looks to continue into next week. Monday & Tuesday will also feature PM showers and storms across the area, with highs in the low 90s.

There are some indications that by midweek some dry air may work into Southwest Florida. This would lower the rain and storm chances from Wednesday thru Friday, but likely not eliminate the threat. Temps will hold in the low 90s.

Tropical Update

It is very quiet in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and the open waters of the Atlantic as we head into the weekend. With Saharan dust in the area, it will be difficult for any tropical disturbances to develop.

No major activity is expected in the tropics over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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BRUNSON AWARDS-ON CAM


NORTHEAST OHIO HAS LEBRON. WE GOT SAMMY.

TONIGHT IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.A NEW EVENT TO BRING FOCUS ON OUR AREA'S TOP ATHLETES.WHILE PROVIDING COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS TO THOSE THAT DESERVE IT.IS ABOUT TO GET UNDERWAY. Return to index of stories...


BRUNSON AWARDS-LIVE IN PLASMA


IT'S WHERE WE FIND NBC TWO'S RISHI BARRAN.

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BRUNSON AWARDS-LIVE RTR-2 (liveu)


BRIAN. THE THEME OF THE NIGHT IS: "YOU CAN MAKE IT, NO MATTER WHERE YOU COME FROM".

THIS ROOM WILL BE PACKED WITH ATHLETES FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WHO WENT ON TO BIG THINGS IN THEIR LIVES.

ONE OF THEM. SOUTH FORT MYERS GRADUATE SAMMY WATKINS. JOINS ME NOW. Return to index of stories...


BRUNSON AWARDS-VOTOPS


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BRUNSON AWARDS-LIVE


THE AWARDS CEREMONY STARTS IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.

THEN THERE WILL BE A BALL AFTERWARD.

EARNEST GRAHAM IS THE GUEST SPEAKER.

LOTS OF OTHER BIG NAMES HERE. INCLUDING ANTHONY HENRY. WALT WESLEY, TIARA BROWN.

LIVE FROM CITY PIER. RISHI BARRAN- NBC TWO. Return to index of stories...


LEBRON TO CAVS-ON CAM


TO THE BIG STORY LOCALLY.TO THE BIG STORY REGIONALLY.NATIONALLY.

LEBRON JAMES GREW UP IN NORTHEAST OHIO.AND HE MADE IT CLEAR HE WANTS HIS KIDS TO DO THE SAME.

PART OF THE REASON THE WORLD'S BEST BASKETBALL PLAYER ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT HE WILL RE-JOIN THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS. Return to index of stories...


LEBRON TO CAVS-VOTOPS


LEBRON EXPLAINED IN THIS ESSAY ON SPORTS ILLUSTRATED-DOT-COM THAT HE DIDN'T REALIZE HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH NORTHEAST OHIO WAS BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL. IT IS.

HE GREW UP IN AKRON.GOT DRAFTED OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND SPENT HIS FIRST 7 SEASONS IN THE NBA WITH THE CAVALIERS.UNTIL MAKING THAT 2010 DECISION TO JOIN THE HEAT.

AFTER 2 NBA TITLES IN 4 FINALS APPEARANCES.HE BELIEVES CLEVELAND NOW DESERVES TO HAVE THAT FEELING OF WINNING A TITLE. Return to index of stories...


LEBRON TO CAVS-CGTOPS


IN CHOOSING THE CAVALIERS AND THEIR YOUNG TEAM.LEBRON SAID.

I'm not promising a championship. I know how hard that is to deliver. We're not ready right now

. No way. Of course, I want to win next year, but I'm realistic.

THE FANS.WHO BURNED HIS JERSEY AND BOOED HIM FOR LEAVING FOR THE HEAT FOUR YEARS AGO.TODAY ARE IN TEARS. Return to index of stories...


FANS REAX-SOTVO


THEY WERE RUNING DOWN THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND.

AND THIS WAS THE SCENE OUTSIDE LEBRON'S HOUSE IN BATH TOWNSHIP.SOUTH OF CLEVELAND.NORTH OF AKRON. Return to index of stories...


ARISON REAX-SSTOPS


MIAMI HEAT OWNER MICKY ARISON.KEPT IT CLASSY.TWEETING.

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SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


THERE IS A REPORT FROM YAHOO SPORTS.THAT CHRIS BOSH HAS A 5-YEAR DEAL TO STAY WITH THE HEAT.

24-YEAR OLD AMERICAN MO MARTIN HAS A 3-SHOT LEAD AT THE WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN.

U-S OPEN CHAMPION MICHELLE WIE SHOT 78 TODAY AND MISSED THE CUT BY 3 SHOTS. Return to index of stories...


ARMY RESERVE CENTER SGT. MARC SCIALDO-2 SH, VO, 2


A NEW TRAINING CENTER FOR THE ARMY RESERVE WILL HONOR A FALLEN SOLDIER FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

SERGEANT MARC SCIALDO, A NAPLES HIGH GRADUATE, WAS KILLED IN 2012 WHILE SERVING IN AFGHANISTAN.

NBC-2'S SOPHIE NIELSEN-KOLDING SPOKE WITH HIS SISTERS TODAY AND THEY SHARED THAT THE HONOR IS ALSO TAKING AN EMOTIONAL TOLL Return to index of stories...


ARMY RESERVE CENTER SGT. MARC SCIALDO-BNR-PKG


42-49 Jackie Nelson /Marc Scialdo's Sister

56-1:02 Claudine Ehlers/ Marc Scialdo's Sister

*NAT* look at this picture! Cheeser!

TO THEM, HE'LL ALWAYS BE THEIR LITTLE BROTHER…

COVER Claudine Ehlers/ Marc Scialdo's Sister: 1317 I was going through some of his child hood photos and the face, he's cute as a button 7

BUT FOR CLAUDINE ELHLERS AND JACKIE NELSON, PHOTOS- ARE SOME OF THE ONLY THINGS THEY HAVE LEFT.

31 YEAR OLD STAFF SGT. MARC SCIALDO WAS KILLED MORE THAN A YEAR AGO, WHEN HIS BLACKHAWK HELICOPTOR CRASHED IN KANDAHAR PROVINCE.

Claudine Ehlers/ Scialdo's Sister

Marc's never forgotten, he thought of every day and he's spoken of every single day

AND ON SATURDAY- THERE WILL BE EVEN MORE TO HIS LEGACY.

THE ARMY RESERVE CENTER IN CAPE CORAL IS BEING NAMED IN MEMORY OF STAFF SGT. SCIALDO.

Jackie Nelson /Sister 0529 I think it's really important that our community is understanding the sacrifice that he made and they're helping to honor him. And as hard as it is for my family to go through that it's really special and makes us very very proud. 14

HEADS HELD HIGH FOR THEIR ALL-AMERICAN HERO, BUT WITH HEAVY HEARTS.

Claudine Ehlers/ Marc Scialdo's Sister: I suspect we're going to have some more tears. These things always bring about a lot of emotion more thank the daily trial, but it's going to be amazing 14 /

Jackie Nelson /Sister 0858 I looked up to him. And I always will. He had so many qualities that I want for myself and I aspire to be a better person with the good qualities that Marc had.

THEY PLAN TO BE AT THAT CEREMONY AS A FAMILY - EVEN THOUGH WHAT'S BRINGING THEM TOGETHER IS BITTERSWEET.

1649 very close and we always will be. We just have a part of us missing right now. 6

IN NAPLES, SOPHIE NIELSEN-KOLDING, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


ARMY RESERVE CENTER SGT. MARC SCIALDO-OC


THE RENAMING CEREMONY TAKES PLACE TOMORROW AT 10 A-M.

IT'S AT THE U.S. ARMY RESERVE CENTER IN CAPE CORAL AND IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IF YOU'D LIKE TO GO. Return to index of stories...


LEE MEMORIAL HONORED-OC, VO


LEE MEMORIAL'S HEALTHPARK MEDICAL CENTER IS BEING HONORED TODAY.

MARCH OF DIMES RECOGNIZED THE HOSPITAL FOR CUTTING DOWN THE NUMBER OF EARLY BIRTHS.

SOMETIMES MOTHERS OPT FOR THEIR BABIES TO BE BORN BEFORE FULL TERM. 40 WEEKS.

THE EARLY BIRTH CAN CAUSE BREATHING PROBLEMS AND BRAIN DAMAGE FOR THE CHILDREN.

HEALTHPARK HAS A PROGRAM THAT DOES NOT ALLOW MOTHERS TO GIVE BIRTH BEFORE 39 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY.

WE SPOKE WITH A NEW MOTHER WHO DELIVERED AT HEALTHPARK. Return to index of stories...


LEE MEMORIAL HONORED-SOTVO


Amanda Duffy, New Mother

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"I mean the last couple weeks are definitely really uncomfortable you know it's tough to sleep and your hips hurt and you're just really uncomfortable so it's tempting to want to do that but it's well worth it to wait."

71 PERCENT OF HOSPITALS ACROSS THE NATION ARE ENCOURAGING MOTHERS TO CARRY TO FULL TERM. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-OC


WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-OC, VO


A LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY NEARLY DROWNED TAKING OUT A SUSPECT --

TONIGHT AT 11 --

THE INCREDIBLE STORY FROM THE MEN WHO WERE THERE. Return to index of stories...


ANTI GRAVITY TREADMILL-OC, VO


A STATE OF THE ART TREADMILL IS GIVING PATIENTS A SECOND CHANCE AT WALKING.

THE ANTI-GRAVITY TREADMILL WAS DESIGNED BY NASA SCIENTISTS.

THE MACHINE USES DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE TO HELP SUPPORT THE

PATIENT'S BODY WHILE THEY WALK.

PLUS IT REDUCES THE IMPACT.

PATIENTS START THE REHAB PROCESS SOONER-- AND

GET BETTER, QUICKER. Return to index of stories...


ANTI GRAVITY TREADMILL-SOTVO


Nancy Markey, Fort Myers

:5:24 this is the best thing I've ever done for myself. I didnt

realize how anxious I was to take a step, before I came here and

started working.

:10

THE ANTI GRAVITY TREADMEN COST MORE THAN 45 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

ITS BEEN AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOR A WEEK. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...