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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ1 B) father's wish-SStops
NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
TEAM COVERAGE SETUP-TBXTOPS 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
TOSS TO BRYAN-trxVOtops, 2 SH, SS-FLY STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
LIGHTNING DAMAGES EAST NAPLES HOME-REM-LIVE ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
LIGHTNING DAMAGES EAST NAPLES HOME-BNR-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
LIGHTNING DAMAGES EAST NAPLES HOME-REM-LIVE TOSS TO JOE-trx 2SHOT, NATSVO, E-AniBX
LEHIGH HOUSE FIRE-OC, VO WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-REM-LIVE
SANIBEL HOUSE FIRE-trxVO WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-PKG
TOSS TO ROBERT-OBXTOPS WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-REM-LIVE
LIGHTNING BREAKDOWN-WX CNTR, VO TENNIS FOR THE BLIND-OC, VO
WEATHER WRAP-OC TENNIS FOR THE BLIND-SOTVO
SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS-OANIBX SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
DISABLED FIREFIGHTER SUES FORT MYERS-trxOC SPORTS
DISABLED FIREFIGHTER SUES FORT MYERS-BNR-PKG WADE STAYS IN MIAMI-VOTOPS
DISABLED FIREFIGHTER SUES FORT MYERS-TC MON MCKNIGHT DENIED-ONCAM
BREAKING OPEN-CLIP SHERWOOD TRYOUT-CG-VOBOX
TOSS TO GEORGE-2SH, NATVO, SS, 2 SH DALLAS CRAWFORD-ONCAM
CAPE POLICE INTERNAL INVESTIGATION-REM-LIVE SAMMY WATKINS-VOTOPS
CAPE POLICE INTERNAL INVESTIGATION-BNR-PKG SAMMY WATKINS-SOT
CAPE POLICE INTERNAL INVESTIGATION-REM-LIVE HOME RUN DERBY-VOTOPS
HOGAN WELL INFO-trxOC, VO, OC MLB ALL STAR GAME-ONCAM
LEHIGH FIRE DEPARTMENT JOB LOSS POTENTIAL-OC, VO MLB ALL STAR GAME-SOT
LEHIGH FIRE DEPARTMENT JOB LOSS POTENTIAL-SOTVO MLB ALL STAR GAME-CGTOPS
DENTAL OFFICE GRAFFITI-OC, VO SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-ONCAM
ISLAND PARK BREAK INS-trxOC, (3) SS AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
GAS PRICES GOING DOWN-VIDBOX 11 PM TEASE-OC, VO
CHARLOTTE JUSTICE CENTER EXPANSION PENNY SALES TAX BABY PICTURE WISH-(2) SS
CHARLOTTE JUSTICE CENTER EXPANSION PENNY SALES TAX CLOSE-4SHOT
TEASE ONE WEATHER VIDEO-VO
TZ1 A) wawa groundbreaking-2 SH, VO  


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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


New Details

Family Homeless

LIGHTNING STRIKES AGAIN.

ANOTHER FAMILY IS FORCED OUT AFTER THEIR HOME GOES UP IN FLAMES.

NBC 2 IS LIVE WITH WHAT HAPPENED. AND OUR WEATHER EXPERTS WEIGH IN ON WHAT'S TURNING OUT TO BE A WICKED SEASON FOR STRIKES.

New Information

Internal Investigation

AND WE UNCOVER NEW INFORMATION ABOUT ONE OF THE POLICE OFFICERS AT THE CENTER OF AN EXCESSIVE FORCE INVESTIGATION.

THE PARENTS OF A YOUNG MAN SAY CAPE POLICE BEAT HIM SO BADLY THEY BROKE HIS LEG.

WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR WHAT WE FOUND OUT ABOUT THE FEMALE OFFICER AT THE CENTER OF IT ALL.

Exclusive

Firefighter Lawsuit

A FORT MYERS FIREFIGHTER IS SUING THE CITY.

:55:50 this is all i know. I don't remember being able to see out of two eyes, I don't know any different:04

TONIGHT HE TELLS NBC 2 HE'S BEING PASSED OVER BECAUSE HE LOST AN EYE TO CANCER. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE SETUP-TBXTOPS


AN EAST NAPLES FAMILY IS HOMELESS TONIGHT AFTER A A LIGHTNING STRIKE STARTED A FIRE IN THEIR HOUSE.

ROBERT WILL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE STORM THAT TOOK IT OUT.

BUT FIRST WE BEGIN WITH THE MOTHER WHO RUSHED HER THREE CHILDREN FROM THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRYAN-trxVOtops, 2 SH, SS-FLY


HER QUICK ACTION SAVED THEIR LIVES.

BUT EMOTION WAS OVERWHELMING. CRYING AS FIREFIGHTERS TRIED TO SAVE HER HOME, BUT FAILED.

IT'S A STORY BECOMING TOO COMMON IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

FAMILIES LOSING THEIR HOMES FROM LIGHTNING.

NBC-2'S BRYAN ANDERSON WAS FIRST ON THE SCENE AS THE FAMILY LOOKED ON TO THEIR HOME.

BRYAN'S OUTSIDE WHAT'S LEFT OF THE HOUSE TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING DAMAGES EAST NAPLES HOME-REM-LIVE


THE FAMILY IS NOT HERE RIGHT NOW.

BECAUSE FIRE FIGHTERS SAY THIS HOUSE ISN'T SAFE TO BE INSIDE.

THE FAMILY HEARD THE STRIKE, THEN THEY SAW FIRE COMING OUT OF AN ELECTRICAL OUTLET IN THE MASTER BEDROOM. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING DAMAGES EAST NAPLES HOME-BNR-PKG


Wandy Jean, Andrews Ave resident-:21

Diane Hemmer, Andrews Ave resident-:25

THIS VIDEO IS TOUGH TO WATCH.

AN EAST NAPLES GIRL CLUTCHES HER DOG FOR COMFORT.

SHE AND HER FAMILY ARE DRENCHED.WATCHING FIREFIGHTERS TRY TO SAVE THEIR HOME.

---SOT---

911

CALLER- I don't know where the lightning hit, but there's a fire.

BUTT TO

Caller- Please, please hurry.

Dispatch- They're already on their way. They're going as fast as possible.

THE 911 CALLER SAYS SHE AND HER THREE CHILDREN GOT OUT O-K.

AND THEY MANAGED TO SAVE THEIR DOGS.

A COUPLE OF THEIR BIRDS DIED.

---SOT---

Wandy Jean, Andrews Ave resident

11:58:04-:12:02

I was sleeping and then I heard lightning so I went outside and I smelled smoke.

BUTT TO

Diane Hemmer, Andrews Ave resident

:10:15-:20

It was a loud pop and light and then I walked to the lanai and there was a bunch of smoke.

LIGHTNING STRIKES HAVE KEPT LOCAL FIRST RESPONDERS BUSY THIS SUMMER.

ACCORDING TO THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, LIGHTNING CAUSED 6 RESIDENTIAL FIRES.37 BRUSH FIRES IN JUST 2 AND A HALF MONTHS.

HOMEOWNERS ARE NOW FORCED TO WORRY ABOUT MORE THAN JUST STAYING DRY.THE NEXT TIME BAD WEATHER ROLLS IN.

---SOT---

HEMMER

11:21-:25

I'm afraid I'm not going to be home. I'm going to be working. Nobody is going to be here because I have a bird and I have two dogs. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING DAMAGES EAST NAPLES HOME-REM-LIVE


FIREFIGHTERS SAY FIRE HEAVILY DAMAGED THE MASTER BEDROOM.

SMOKE DAMAGE IS THROUGHOUT THE ATTIC AND HOME. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH HOUSE FIRE-OC, VO


THIS IS ONE OF SEVERAL LIGHTNING STRIKES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IN RECENT WEEKS.

LAST MONTH, LIGHTNING TORCHED A LEHIGH ACRES HOUSE.

THE WOMAN LIVING INSIDE NOTICED SOMETHING BURNING. SHE OPENED HER REFRIGERATOR AND SAW FLAMES.

SHE WAS ABLE TO GET OUT, BUT HER HOME WAS RUINED. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL HOUSE FIRE-trxVO


A WEEK LATER, DURING A LATE NIGHT STORM, LIGHTNING HIT A CONDO ON SANIBEL.

IT DESTORYED OR DAMAGE FOUR CONDOS.

NO ONE WAS INJURED. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO ROBERT-OBXTOPS


SO ARE WE SEEING MORE LIGHTNING STRIKES THAN NORMAL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE WANT TO BRING IN OUR OWN WEATHER EXPERT ROBERT VAN WINKLE TO FIND OUT.

ROBERT, THIS STORM SYSTEM PACKED A PUNCH IN COLLIER COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING BREAKDOWN-WX CNTR, VO


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WEATHER WRAP-OC


YOU CAN ALWAYS TRACK STORMS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD WITH SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S ONLY LIVE DOPPLER RADAR.

JUST GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS-OANIBX


SCHOOL MAY BE OUT FOR SUMMER.

BUT IT'S TIME TO THINK ABOUT SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS.

EVERY YEAR, FAMILIES WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE, CAUSING LONG LINES AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

BUT YOU CAN AVOID THE WAIT.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHEN YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS OPEN, GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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NEW AT SIX.

A FORT MYERS FIREFIGHTER WHO LOST AN EYE IS SUING THE CITY.

AFTER SIX YEARS WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HE WANTS TO KNOW WHY HE HASN'T BEEN PROMOTED.

TONIGHT HE TALKS ONLY WITH NBC-2'S HOLLIE HOJEK ABOUT HIS PLANS TO TAKE IT TO COURT. Return to index of stories...


DISABLED FIREFIGHTER SUES FORT MYERS-BNR-PKG


TRT 1:34

:25-30 Bill Miller, fort Myers firefighter

:54-:59 Benjamin Yormak, employment and disability attorney

BILL MILLER HAS BEEN FIGHTING FIRES AND SAVING LIVES IN FORT MYERS FOR

ALMOST *SIX YEARS.

HE'S ALSO BEEN BUSY RAISING *THREE YOUNG CHILDREN.

HE DOES IT ALL, WITH *ONE EYE.

Bill Miller, Fort Myers Firefighter

:52:55 the day after my fifth birthday I woke up blind in both eyes. /

:23:54 it was terrifying.

AT JUST FIVE YEARS OLD- MILLER LOST HIS LEFT EYE TO CANCER.

TODAY HE CAN ONLY SEE OUT OF HIS RIGHT EYE.

HIS LEFT EYE IS A PROSTHETIC.

Miller

:55:50 this is all I know. I don't remember being able to see out of

two eyes, I don't know any different. I drive a car I drive a truck

whatever I need to do I can do.

MILLER-WHO HUNTS, FISHES, AND COACHES HIS KIDS SPORTS TEAMS SAYS HE

HAS GREAT DEPTH PERCEPTION AND NEVER ONCE FELT HELD BACK BY HIS EYE--

UNTIL NOW.

Benjamin Yormak, Employment and Disability Attorney

:59:13 he's not being allowed to advance.

BENJAMIN YORMAK IS MILLER'S ATTORNEY.

MILLER IS SUING THE CITY OF FORT MYERS FOR DISCRIMINATION.

YORMAK SAYS THE FIRE DEPARTMENT REFUSES TO PROMOTE MILLER BECAUSE OF

HIS MONOCULAR VISION.

Yormak

:57:59 the civil lawsuit was brought to level the playing field. To

give Mr. Miller the chance to be competitive in a competitive

industry.

MILLER WANTS TO TEST FOR AN ENGINEER POSITION ON THE DEPARTMENT.

THERE'S A DRIVING PORTION.

HIS ATTORNEY ARGUES THE DEPARTMENT IS USING NATIONAL SAFETY GUIDELINES

AS AN EXCUSE NOT TO PROMOTE MILLER TO ENGINEER-

OR EVEN GIVE HIM A CHANCE TO TEST FOR IT.

Yormak

:59:15 Its all the benefits of having an extra employee drive the

truck with out allowing him to compete for the higher level positions.

:06

DESPITE THE LAWSUIT-

Miller

:54:46 Its great. It's the best job in the world.

MILLER LOVE'S WHAT HE DOES AND THE DEPARTMENT AND FIREFIGHTERS HE WORKS WITH.

Miller

:56:29 I want to go through the rest of my career with the fire

department like anyone else. I want to take the test to show that I

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DISABLED FIREFIGHTER SUES FORT MYERS-TC MON


I DID SPEAK WITH THE DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF THIS AFTERNOON-- HE DECLINED TO

COMMENT RIGHT NOW.

MILLER IS STILL EMPLOYED WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

TOMORROW MILLER, HIS ATTORNEY AND THE CITY WILL HAVE A MEDIATION

SESSION WITH A JUDGE-- TO HOPEFULLY REACH SOME TYPE OF MUTUAL

AGREEMENT SO THEY DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE FURTHER LEGAL ACTION.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.

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BREAKING OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO GEORGE-2SH, NATVO, SS, 2 SH


BREAKING NEWS AT SIX.

WE JUST GOT NEW INFORMATION ABOUT TWO CAPE CORAL POLICE OFFICERS ACCUSED OF USING EXCESSIVE FORCE.

TONIGHT, WE LEARN THOSE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN IN TROUBLE BEFORE.

nats of yelling

THE FAMILY OF TRAVIS ROBEY TELLS NBC 2 THAT'S IS THEIR SON SCREAMING IN PAIN, BEING BEATEN BY OFFICERS DURING HIS ARREST.

THEY SAY OFFICERS BEAT HIM SO SEVERELY THEY BROKE HIS LEG.

NBC-2'S GEORGE SOLIS JUST LOOKED THROUGH THE OFFICERS' PERSONNEL FILES.

GEORGE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE POLICE INTERNAL INVESTIGATION-REM-LIVE


THESE ARE THE PERSONNEL FILES FOR THE OFFICERS IN QUESTION.

WHILE EACH ONE HAS A LOT OF COMMENDATIONS-

TWO STAND OUT-

ONE IN PARTICULAR WE FOUND HAS BEEN AT THE CENTER OF CONTROVERSY

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CAPE POLICE INTERNAL INVESTIGATION-BNR-PKG


THIS VIRAL VIDEO DEPICTING AN ARREST OF A CAPE

CORAL MAN SPARKING A LOT OF QUESTIONS.

PARTICULARLY FROM THE PARENTS OF 20 YEAR OLD TRAVIS ROBEY- THE MAN

BEING ARRESTED BY THIS GROUP OF OFFICERS.

"It's horrific its the ear piecing screams of my son, you hear the

the bludgeoning, the thumps."

ACCORDING TO THE POLICE REPORT, THE OFFICERS TAZED, PEPPER-SPRAYED,

AND USED A BATON TO SUBDUE AS ROBEY FOUGHT AGGRESSIVELY WITH OFFICERS

DURING AN ATTEMPT TO DETAIN HIM.

OFFICERS INITIALLY RESPONDED ON REPORTS OF A MAN BEATING UP HIS

TRUCK- THEY LATER SUSPECTED ROBEY WAS IN POSSESSION OF DRUGS.

"I have a hard time trying to figure out why they felt that once he

was down they need to continue to beat him"

TONIGHT NBC2 UNCOVERED 2 OF THE OFFICERS ROBEY'S PARENTS ARE ACCUSING

OF BRUTALITY HAVE BEEN DICIPLINED BEFORE.

IN 2011 OFFICER HUGH ESTERLE WAS CITED FOR IMPROPER USE OF A TASER.

HE SERVED A 12 HOUR SUSPENSION.

IN THE PAST DECADE OFFICER GEORGEANN LYTLE HAS HAD NUMEROUS

REPRIMANDS AT THREE DIFFERENT AGENCIES.

WE LEARNED LYLTE WAS FIRED FROM HER JOB AS A FORT MYERS P-D

DISPATCHER FOR POOR PERFORMANCE -

SHE WAS ALSO DISCIPLINED AS CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY FOR HER BEHAVIOR.

AND DURING HER TIME AS A CAPE CORAL POLICE OFFICER-

LYTLE'S BEEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT AFTER THIS JAILHOUSE VIDEO SURFACED.

THE WOMAN- 18 YEAR D-U-I SUSPECTED BRITTANY SPOSITIO CLAIMS LYTLE

SHOVED HER INTO A WALL CAUSING SERIOUS INJURIES.

SHE WAS DEMOTED AFTER SHE ALLEGEDLY USED HER POSITION TO HARASS A BARTENDER.

TONIGHT- ROBEY'S PARENTS SAY THEY JUST WANT ANSWERS AND REMAIN HOPEFUL

THEIR SON WILL BE VINDICATED.

"I still believe that good cops and the good community in Cape Coral

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CAPE POLICE INTERNAL INVESTIGATION-REM-LIVE


AGAIN ALL THE OFFICERS ALSO HAVE MULTIPLE COMMENDATIONS IN THEIR FILES.

AN INTERNAL AFFAIRS IS PENDING ON THIS CURRENT CASE-

THE RESULTS WILL BE MADE PUBLIC

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HOGAN WELL INFO-trxOC, VO, OC


MORE BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT.

THE COMPANY THAT HAS BEEN TRYING TO DRILL FOR OIL IN COLLIER COUNTY IS WALKING AWAY FROM ALL OF THEIR PROJECTS.

THE DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY DECIDED LAST WEEK TO STOP OPERATIONS AT A SITE NEAR GOLDEN GATE.

LATE TODAY THEY ANNOUNCED THEY'RE GOING TO TEMPORARILY SHUT DOWN ITS ONLY OPERATIONAL WELL, LOCATED NEAR LAKE TRAFFORD.

DAN A HUGHES SAYS THE DECISION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A LIST OF DEMANDS FROM THE STATE.

THE DEADLINE TO MEET THOSE DEMANDS IS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT.

THIS IS A HUGE WIN FOR ENVIRONMENTALISTS.

THEY HAVE BEEN VOCAL SINCE DECEMBER WHEN THE COMPANY SECRETLY DRILLED IN A WAY THAT MANY SAID LOOKED LIKE FRACKING. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FIRE DEPARTMENT JOB LOSS POTENTIAL-OC, VO


JOBS ARE AT RISK FOR 54 LEHIGH ACRES FIREFIGHTERS AND EMS WORKERS.

THEY COULD LOSE THEIR JOBS IF LEHIGH ACRES VOTERS DECIDE AGAINST A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FEE IN NOVEMBER.

THIS THURSDAY, FIRE COMMISSIONERS AND ADMINISTRATION WILL DISCUSS CONTNGENCY PLANS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FIRE DEPARTMENT JOB LOSS POTENTIAL-SOTVO


""It is very frustrating its very saddening to see. I Grew up in Lehigh, spent basically my entire life here, and so for me

to get a job here it was a dream come true. Literally there's no

better way I an serve the community."

RIGHT NOW LEE COUNTY E-M-S IS WORKING TO DEVELOP A PLAN IF THE ASSESSMENT FAILS.

THE PLAN WOULD INCLUDE EXPANDING SERVICES TO LEHIGH ACRES. Return to index of stories...


DENTAL OFFICE GRAFFITI-OC, VO


DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO VANDALISED A CHILDREN'S DENTAL OFFICE.

IT HAPPENED AT PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY NEAR SUMMERLIN ROAD AND CYPRESS LAKE DRIVE.

SOMEONE SPRAY-PAINTED THE BACK OF THE BUILDING.

THE VANDAL DID ABOUT 500 DOLLARS IN DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


ISLAND PARK BREAK INS-trxOC, (3) SS


AN UPDATE TO AN NBC-2 CRIME ALERT.

ONE WEEK AGO WE TOLD YOU ABOUT 7 CAR BREAK-INS IN A SOUTH FORT MYERS COMMUNITY.

THE UNLOCKED CARS WERE TARGETED ALONG ISLAND PARK ROAD.

IT'S SOUTH OF U-S 41, NEAR ALICO ROAD.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE RELEASED SURVEILLANCE PICTURES TODAY.

THEY AREN'T VERY CLEAR.

DEPUTIES SAY TWO MEN ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR STEALING FROM THE VEHICLES.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE BREAK-INS, CONTACT CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


GAS PRICES GOING DOWN-VIDBOX


AFTER RECORD FOURTH OF JULY GAS PRICES. FUEL COSTS ARE GOING DOWN.

ON AVERAGE, PEOPLE ARE PAYING THE LOWEST PRICE SINCE APRIL AT 3-60 A GALLON.

FUEL USUALLY GETS CHEAPER DURING THE SUMMER, BUT VIOLENCE IN IRAQ FORCED GASOLINE PRICES TO STAY HIGH.

ECONOMISTS EXPECTS PRICES IN FLORIDA TO DROP BY 20 CENTS IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE JUSTICE CENTER EXPANSION PENNY SALES TAX


THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER WILL NOT BENEFIT FROM A ONE PERCENT SALES TAX INCREASE.

WITHIN THE PAST HOUR, COMMISSIONERS MADE THEIR DECISION.

THEY HAD TO DECIDE WHICH PROGRAMS WOULD RECEIVE THE OPTIONAL TAX MONEY.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY JUSTICE EMPLOYEES SAY THEY NEEDED MONEY FOR AN EXPANSION. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE JUSTICE CENTER EXPANSION PENNY SALES TAX


"We're pretty much at max, we've got every courtroom in use, we've got every judicial chamber in use, the state attorney has no more offices left."

THE ESTIMATED COST OF THE JUSTICE CENTER EXPANSION PROJECT IS AROUND 36 MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


THE WORD OF THE DAY IS WAWA.

FANS ARE OBSESSED WITH THE EAST COAST BASED CONVENIENCE STORE.

OTHERS JUST DON'T GET IT.

COMING UP AT SIX - WE TURN TO JOE ROETZ TO EXPLAIN WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL AND WHY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL SOON FIND OUT.

AND SEE HOW AN ONLINE COMMUNITY GRANTED A FATHER'S WISH FOR A BABY PHOTO OF HIS VERY SICK LITTLE GIRL. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) wawa groundbreaking-2 SH, VO


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TZ1 B) father's wish-SStops


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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.

MORE AM STORMS FOR WEDNESDAY

It was a stormy start to the day across Southwest Florida, but a sun-filled finish with highs in the mid to upper 80s. An isolated shower will be possible this evening inland, otherwise expect dry conditions and temps in the 70s. We'll see overnight lows in the mid 70s.

More storms are expected for Wednesday. Once again, activity will build overnight in the Gulf of Mexico and push onshore in the morning hours. Rain and storms will be likely through much of the morning time frame, with the activity pushing inland in the early afternoon. Highs on Wednesday will be in the mid to upper 80s.

Another round of morning showers and storms will again be possible on Thursday. The activity will again push inland in the PM hours with highs in the low 90s.

Our winds begin to transition back to the east on Friday, bringing a better chance for storms later in the day. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

The more typical AM sunshine-PM storms routine kicks into high gear for the weekend, with highs both days in the low 90s.

There are some indications that tropical moisture may move in early next week, which would increase the rain and storm chances across Southwest Florida.

TROPICAL UPDATE

It is still nice and quiet across the tropics today. Some forecast models are indicating the atmosphere becoming more conducive for development, but no major development is expected at this point.

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


TOSS TO JOE-trx 2SHOT, NATSVO, E-AniBX


IT'S KNOWN FOR ITS CHEAP GAS --

DELICIOUS COFFEE --

AND TO-DIE-FOR HOAGIES!

THE POPULAR CONVENIENCE STORE "WAWA" BROKE GROUND TODAY IN FORT MYERS.

Nats of Groundbreaking

THIS NEW SITE IS JUST THE BEGINNING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NBC 2'S JOE ROETZ IS LIVE NEAR COLONIAL BOULEVARD AND FOWLER STREET WITH WHAT'S IN STORE. Return to index of stories...


WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-REM-LIVE


WAWA'S PRESIDENT SAYS THIS SITE WILL BE THE HUB OF ALL SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LOCATIONS.

THE 6-MILLION DOLLAR STORE WILL EMPLOY ABOUT 40 ASSOCIATES BY THE TIME ITS BUILT.

AND IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS --

YOU CAN EXPECT MORE THAN A DOZEN WAWAS TO POP UP. Return to index of stories...


WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-PKG


IF YOU DON'T KNOW *WHAT A WAWA IS - WELL. YOU JUST DON'T KNOW.

i've been writing Wawa and calling them on the phone for ten years.

BUT YOU'LL SOON FIND OUT.

NATS - GROUNDBREAKING

A SIX MILLION DOLLAR LOCATION THAT MARKS THAT START OF A MAJOR WAWA EXPANSION INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

LEE COUNTY WILL GET THREE IMMEDIATE STORES. AT COLONIAL AND FOWLER STREET, THEN US-41 AND COLLEGE PARKWAY IN FORT MYERS.

OVER IN CAPE CORAL - YOU'LL SEE ONE AT PINE ISLAND ROAD AND DEL PRADO BOULEVARD.

BY 2017- THE COMPANY PLANS TO HAVE AT LEAST 12 LOCATIONS IN LEE, COLLIER AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES.

it's here now, it's here now.

THE PENNSYLVANIA BASED CHAIN OPERATES AS A GAS STATION, COFFEE BAR AND RESTAURANT ALL IN ONE- ESPECIALLY THEIR HOAGIES.

AND IF YOU CAN'T TELL - HAS A FANATICAL FOLLOWING -

I grew up in Media PA where Wawa is from and coffee is absolutely delicious. Hoagies to die for - just so thrilled it is here.

BY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR - THE COMPANY WILL EMPLOYEE AT LEAST 160 EMPLOYEES IN THE FORT MYERS AREA.

PRESIDENT AND C-E-O SAYS ANYONE LOOKING FOR A JOB WILL HAVE ACCESS TO A BIG BENEFITS PACKAGE - SINCE EMPLOYEES OWN A MAJOR CHUNK OF THE COMPANY.

they own forty percent of Wawa so when you work here you get great pay, health benefits but also planning for your retirement.

ROSENTHAL WAITED A LONG TIME FOR TODAY'S GROUNDBREAKING -

AND JUST A FEW MORE MONTHS HE'LL GET THAT SANDWICH.

I was starting to doubt it - looked like Va was as far as south as they would go. Now they are here. Return to index of stories...


WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-REM-LIVE


THE COMPANY ALSO OFFERES TUITION REIMBURSEMENT.

THESE FIRST THREE STORES ARE SLATED TO OPEN IN EARLY 2015.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS, JOE ROETZ, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TENNIS FOR THE BLIND-OC, VO


KIDS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.WHO CAN'T SEE.ARE LEARNING TO PLAY TENNIS.

A CAMP IN NAPLES HOSTS TENNIS LESSONS FOR BLIND CHILDREN.

A SPECIAL BALL MAKES NOISE SO THE KIDS USE THEIR EARS TO PLAY THE GAME. Return to index of stories...


TENNIS FOR THE BLIND-SOTVO


Sarah Hardwig, Blind Player

0:13-0:17

- "The first time I ever held a tennis racquet, that feeling was fear because first of all, tennis is a complicated sport."

--SOT--

Kevin Walker, Tennis Coach

11

"For myself to imagine trying to close my eyes and play tennis or try to hit a ball simply, its.it gives you a new appreciation for what they go through in every day life."

THE PLAYERS BELONG TO LIGHTHOUSE COLLIER.THE COUNTY'S ONLY RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE BLIND. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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WADE STAYS IN MIAMI-VOTOPS


LEBRON JAMES LEFT FOR CLEVELAND, CHRIS BOSH STAYED, AND THE FINAL MEMBER OF THE BIG 3 -- ANNOUNCED ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM -- HE'LL CONTINUE TO PLAY FOR THE MIAMI HEAT - DWYANE WADE IS EXPECTED TO FINALIZE A 2 YEAR CONTRACT WORTH A REPORTED 34 MILLION DOLLARS LATER THIS EVENING -- WHICH WILL BE A 5 MILLION DOLLAR PAYCUT FROM A YEAR AGO -- WADE PLAYED IN 54 GAMES -- AVERAGING 19 POINTS A CONTEST --- Return to index of stories...


MCKNIGHT DENIED-ONCAM


TO COLLEGE BASKETBALL -- FORMER FGCU BIG MAN ERIC MCKNIGHT WILL NOT PLAY FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE THIS UPCOMING SEASON -- HE HAD HIS GRADUATE TRANSFER WAIVER REQUEST TO PLAY FOR THE VOLUNTEERS DENIED BY THE SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE -- MCKNIGHT AS A RESULT WILL LEAVE TENNESSEE --- Return to index of stories...


SHERWOOD TRYOUT-CG-VOBOX


SHERWOOD BROWN WAS A BIG PART OF FGCU'S RUN TO THE SWEET 16 BACK IN 2013 -- AND NOW THE FORMER EAGLE STAR WILL TRAVEL TO LAS VEGAS EARLY NEXT WEEK FOR A TRYOUT IN THE KOREAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE -- 558 REGISTERED AND BROWN IS ONE OF THE FINALISTS FOR THE 10 TEAM LEAGUE -- Return to index of stories...


DALLAS CRAWFORD-ONCAM


SOUTH FORT MYERS GRAD AND MIAMI HURRICANE JUNIOR SAFETY DALLAS CRAWFORD IS ONE OF 182 STUDENT-ATHLETES NOMIMATED FOR THE 2014 ALL-STATE A-F-C-A GOOD WORKS TEAM -- THE AWARD RECOGNIZES PLAYERS WHO DISPLAY OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AND CHARITABLE WORK Return to index of stories...


SAMMY WATKINS-VOTOPS


CRAWFORD'S FORMER TEAMMATE AT SOUTH FORT MYERS -- SAMMY WATKINS IS JUST 3 DAYS AWAY FROM REPORTING TO HIS FIRST NFL TRAINING CAMP WITH THE BUFFALO BILLS -- HE WAS REWARDED A KEY TO THE CITY ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS BANQUET -- AND SPOKE WITH US ABOUT HIS EXCITEMENT TO START CAMP --- Return to index of stories...


SAMMY WATKINS-SOT


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HOME RUN DERBY-VOTOPS


LAST NIGHT FOR JUST THE 2ND TIME EVER IN THE HOME RUN DERBY CHALLENGE -- WE HAVE A BACK TO BACK WINNER -- OAKLAND'S YO-E-NIS CESPEDES DEFEATED CINCINNATI'S TODD FRAZIER 9 TO 1 IN THE FINALS -- FOR THE VICTORY -- Return to index of stories...


MLB ALL STAR GAME-ONCAM


THE ACTUAL ALL-STAR GAME BEGINS IN JUST A COUPLE HOURS -- THE WINNER GETTING HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE IN THE WORLD SERIES -- SO A LOT ON THE LINE FOR BOTH TEAMS --- INCLUDING NEW YORK YANKEE GREAT DEREK JETER WHO IS APPEARING IN HIS FINAL ALL-STAR CONTEST -- Return to index of stories...


MLB ALL STAR GAME-SOT


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MLB ALL STAR GAME-CGTOPS


LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING JETER THIS EVENING -- IF WE DATE BACK TO HIS FIRST ALL-STAR APPEARANCE IN 1998 -- THE AMERICAN LEAGUE HAS DOMINATED THE NATIONAL LEAGUE WINNING 12 OF THE LAST 15 CONTESTS -- AND IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT THERE WAS 1 TIE BACK IN 2002 -- GAME TIME IS AT 8PM -- Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-ONCAM


FINALLY IN THE NBA -- REPORTS ARE OUT THAT UDONIS HASLEM WILL SIGN A 2 YEAR DEAL WITH THE HEAT -- AND FORMER HEAT GUARD MIKE MILLER LOOKS TO BE JOINING LEBRON JAMES IN CLEVELAND -- THAT'S SPORTS BACK AFTER THIS -- Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-OC, VO


CON ARTISTS ARE USING NEW FEAR TACTICS TO GET UNSUSPECTING VICTIMS TO GIVE UP THEIR CASH --

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BABY PICTURE WISH-(2) SS


THE ONLINE COMMUNITY CAME TOGETHER TO GRANT AN OHIO FATHER'S HEARTBREAKING REQUEST.

LITTLE SOPHIA WAS BORN WITH A RARE LIVER DISORDER, SHE ONLY LIVED SIX WEEKS. HOSPITALIZED THE ENTIRE TIME. THIS WAS THE ONLY PICTURE HER FAMILY WAS ABLE TO TAKE.

HER DEVASTED FATHER POSTED IT ON REDDIT ASKING IF ANY EXPERTS COULD REMOVE THE TUBES SO THEIR FAMILY COULD HAVE A BABY PORTRAIT.

THIS IS WHAT THE RESULTS.

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE RESPONDED. SENDING PICTURES AND EVEN SKETCHES OF SOPHIA.

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CLOSE-4SHOT


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WEATHER VIDEO-VO


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