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DIRECTORS PAGE 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP PINK FIRE TRUCK VISIT-OC, VO
WHO KNEW THE VICTIMS-PLASMA VO PINK FIRE TRUCK VISIT-SOTVO
WHO KNEW THE VICTIMS-PLASMA VO ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
WHO KNEW THE VICTIMS-BNR-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TOSS TO LUCAS-trxVOTOPS, EANIBX TOSS TO GEORGE-trxVOtops, EANIBX
LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FMB-LIVE U 2 LIGHTNING DETECTION AT SWFL BEACHES-LIVE U 1
LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FMB-BNR-PKG LIGHTNING DETECTION AT SWFL BEACHES-BNR-PKG
LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FMB-LIVE U 2 LIGHTNING DETECTION AT SWFL BEACHES-LIVE U 1
FMB LIGHTNING DETECTION-OC, CG NBC2 WEATHER APP-OC, SS
PUSH TO GEORGE-OC SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
COLLIER 911 TEXT-OC, VO SPORTS
COLLIER 911 TEXT-SOTVO DOLPHINS ON NBC2-ON CAM
ADULT DAYCARE CLOSED-trxOC, SS, OC DOLPHINS ON NBC2-CG-VOBOX
ADULT DAYCARE CLOSED-BNR-PKG TRAINING CAMP-ON CAM
FUNDING FOR MIAMI CENTER-OC REGGIE WAYNE-VOTOPS
COLLIER CHEMICAL SPILL-OC, VO MIRACLE WIN STREAK-ON CAM
COLLIER CHEMICAL SPILL-SOTVO MIRACLE BREVARD-VOTOPS
BEST & WORST JOB GROWTH-TC MON RVL INDIANS TWINS-VOTOPS
DECISION 2014 CLIP-CLIP RASHARD LEWIS-ON CAM
CAMPAIGNING IN SWFL-OC, VO LEBRON CUPCAKES-VOTOPS
CAMPAIGNING IN SWFL-SOT, SS LEBRON CUPCAKES-SOTVO
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE-OC SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
ORANGE JUICE SALE SLUMP-OC, VO AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
ORANGE JUICE SALE SLUMP-SOTVO 11 PM TEASE-OC, VO
GAY MARRIAGE STAY APPEALED-OC NAPLES HAPPIEST CITY-OC
TEASE ONE NAPLES HAPPIEST CITY-PKG
TZ1 A) lightning detection-2 SH, VO NAPLES HAPPIEST CITY-ALL
TZ1 B) naples happiest-VO CLOSE-4SHOT
TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC  


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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


New Details

Deadly Lightning Strike

RIGHT NOW AT SIX.

NBC-2 HAS NEW DETAILS ON THE PEOPLE HIT BY LIGHTNING YESTERDAY ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

WE TALKED TO FAMILY MEMBERS AND THOSE WHO LOST SAW THEM BEFORE the DEADLY STRIKE.

PLUS - NBC-2 INVESTIGATES WHY THERE ARE NO LIGHTNING DETECTORS ON BEACHES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

:00-:06 Al Durrett, Fort Myers Beach Public Safety Committee "There's not enough done to prevent what happened yesterday."

:06-:13 Leslie White, Indiana "I think it's beneficial to avoid a situation like yesterday. I mean, you can't really put a price on that."

All New

Care Center Closing

PLUS - THE HEAD OF A DAYCARE CENTER FOR SENIORS IS SCRAMBLING TO LEARN WHY THE COMPANY NEVER REQUESTED FUNDING TO STAY OPEN.

NOW, THE CENTER FACES A HARD DEADLINE TO SHUT DOWN.

there are loved ones out there - what are they going to do when this closes? They won't have another option to go to.

New Details

National Spotlight

AND ECONOMISTS SAY TWO CITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE ABOUT TO BE THE BEST PLACES IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY TO FIND A JOB. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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WHO KNEW THE VICTIMS-PLASMA VO


A LEHIGH ACRES TEEN IS IN A MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA TONIGHT. ZAC LAT a-wic WAS HIT BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

HE AND HIS GIRLFRIEND CHELSEA GILL WERE ON THE BEACH, WHEN THE STORM ROLLED IN JUST AFTER TWO O'CLOCK YESTERDAY.

CHELSEA IS IN FAIR CONDITION.

TONIGHT WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE OTHER VICTIM, A FRIEND OF THE TEENS.

41 YEAR OLD SCOTT WILCOX RECENTLY MOVED TO FLORIDA, BECAUSE HE LOVED THE BEACH SO MUCH.

HE ENDED UP DYING THERE.

NBC-2'S HOLLIE HOJEK SPOKE TO ONE OF THE LAST PEOPLE TO SEE WILCOX ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


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WHO KNEW THE VICTIMS-BNR-PKG


:17-:23 Zhenia Evans, Fort Myers Beach Tattoo

nat pop of her hanging up towel racks

IT WAS A BRIEF ENCOUNTER WITH A STRANGER.

ONE ZEE EVANS WILL NEVER FORGET.

Zhenia Evans, Fort Myers Beach Tattoo

:04:46 its crazy, you dont expect something like this to happen,

especially out on this beach.

EVANS WORKS AT THIS TEE SHIRT AND TATTOO SHOP ON FORT MYERS BEACH-

THE SAME ONE SEEN IN SCOTT WILCOXS FACEBOOK PICTURE.

Zhenia Evans, Fort Myers Beach Tattoo

:3:24 i definitely recognize him, he was in the shop asking to do artwork.

EVANS SAID WILCOX AND THE TWO TEENS-- CHELSEA GILL AND ZAC LATAWEIC WERE AT THE SHOP JUST BEFORE THE STORM ROLLED IN YESTERDAY.

EVANS SAYS WILCOX WAS ASKING ABOUT A TATTOO FOR HIS ARM-- THE TEENS HAD HER MAKE MATCHING "HIS AND HER" T SHIRTS.

Zhenia Evans, Fort Myers Beach Tattoo

:06:02 he's mine, she's mine, cute kid kind of thing.

YOU CAN SEE CHELSEA AND ZAC WEARING THEIR NEW MATCHING SHIRTS IN THIS FACEBOOK PICTURE.

Zhenia Evans, Fort Myers Beach Tattoo

:05:15 this morning when I saw the news, I saw they had the exact same

shirts on in the picture, and I'm like no way- wow!

WE SPOKE TO A FAMILY MEMBER TODAY WHO TOLD US THE TEENS ARE DATING.

WILCOX IS A CLOSE FRIEND OF THE FAMILY.

FROM ALL ACCOUNTS THE TRIO WERE JUST ENJOYING A FUN DAY DOWN ON THE BEACH.

THEN TRAGEDY.

THE LIGHTNING STRIKE KILLED WILCOX INSTANTLY.

PARAMEDICS RUSHED BOTH TEENS TO THE HOSPITAL.

TONIGHT - FRIENDS SAY CHELSEA IS OKAY -- ZAC IS IN A MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE.

Zhenia Evans, Fort Myers Beach Tattoo

:05:29 its sad

:06:05 i hope they get

well ya know.

A DAY LATER EVANS CAN'T HELP BUT THINK ABOUT THE FACT THAT **SHE WAS ONE OF THE LAST PEOPLE TO SEE WILCOX ALIVE.

Zhenia Evans, Fort Myers Beach Tattoo

:05;24 its not anybody that I knew personally, but when you deal with

customers and you talk to them- you dont expect the same customers for

that to happen to hours minutes later.:12

BUTT SOT

:05:02 you just dont think its going to happen, nobody does.

REPORTING ON FORT MYERS BEACH HH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LUCAS-trxVOTOPS, EANIBX


NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER WAS THERE MINUTES AFTER THE STRIKE AND CAPTURED VIDEO OF PARAMEDICS GIVING ZACH CPR.

LUCAS, YOU AND I WERE OUT THERE YESTERDAY.

MUCH DIFFERENT MOOD ON THE BEACH TODAY I IMAGINE. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FMB-LIVE U 2


THIS, RIGHT HERE, IS THE SAME SPOT LIGHTNING CHANGED A LOT OF LIVES FOREVER YESTERDAY. IT WAS JUST BEFORE TWO IN THE AFTERNOON WHEN WE HEARD SIRENS AND FOLLOWED PARAMEDICS RIGHT HERE.

THOSE THREE VICTIMS WERE ON THE GROUND, ONE OF THEM DEAD FROM A LIGHTNING STRIKE. TODAY, THERE'S NO SCENE - BUT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AND WHAT THEY SAW. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FMB-BNR-PKG


NAT sirens

YOU'RE LOOKING AT EXCLUSIVE CELL PHONE VIDEO RECORDED BY NBC-2 YESTERDAY - PARAMEDICS RUSHING TO SAVE A ZAC LATAWIEC - NOW, FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE IN THE HOSPITAL.

"It was really terrible."

"It was horrendous."

WE BLURRED THE VIDEO ON THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN BECAUSE IT WAS TOO GRAPHIC - SCOTT WILCOX IN THE SAND FACE FIRST, DEAD FROM A LIGHTNING STRIKE. JUST FEET AWAY PARAMEDICS PERFORMING CPR ON 14 YEAR OLD ZAC LATAWIEC.

"The kids had no business being where they were, but regardless, it was just terrible."

WHAT HAPPENED RIGHT HERE ON ESTERO ISLAND YESTERDAY MAY NOT HAVE LEFT A PHYSICAL REMINDER. BUT RESIDENTS. EVEN VACATIONERS SAY THEY'LL NEVER FORGET WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS BEACH.

"It's scary. I mean. we left the beach when it started getting dark so that is scary."

"I've never heard of anything like this happening. being in such close proximity, I was surprised to hear that. it's sad." Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FMB-LIVE U 2


WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER IS THAT WHAT HAPPENED OUT HERE YESTERDAY COULD HAPPEN ON ANY TYPICAL SUMMER DAY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. EVEN ONE STROKE OF LIGHTNING CAN BE DEADLY -- THAT'S WHY YOU NEED TO GO INSIDE AS SOON AS YOU HEAR THUNDER. REPORTING ON FMB, LS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING DETECTION-OC, CG


FORT MYERS BEACH TOWN LEADERS ARE LOOKING AT WAYS TO IMPROVE SAFETY ALONG THE SHORE.

THEY WILL VOTE IN SEPTEMBER ON WHETHER TO INSTALL LIGHTNING DETECTION EQUIPMENT ON THE ENTIRE ISLAND.

THEY CAN DETECT LIGHTNING THAT IS 10 MILES AWAY.

THE TECHNOLOGY WOULD COST 130-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

RIGHT NOW, THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE THE MONEY WOULD COME FROM. Return to index of stories...


PUSH TO GEORGE-OC


NBC-2 DISCOVERED NO PUBLIC BEACHES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAVE LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS.

COMING UP AFTER ROBERT'S FORECAST, WE FIND OUT WHY AND WHAT IT WILL TAKE TO GET THEM INSTALLED. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER 911 TEXT-OC, VO


THE NEW TEXT 911 SYSTEM IN COLLIER COUNTY JUST SAVED A LIFE.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE RECEIVED A TEXT LAST WEEK SAYING "HELP ME."

INVESTIGATORS SAY IT CAME FROM A WOMAN HAVING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.

IT WAS THEIR FIRST CONFIRMED 911 TEXT SINCE THEY LAUNCHED THE PROGRAM IN JUNE.

ONE MOTHER WE SPOKE TO SAYS KNOWING HER CHILDREN CAN TEXT FOR HELP PUTS HER AT EASE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER 911 TEXT-SOTVO


---SOT---

Melinda Penrod, Marco Island resident

02:08-:16

Kids are by themselves a lot, coming and going from school, and they're so independent once they become teenagers, absolutely any tools that anybody can give them is great.

THE NAPLES POLICE DEPARTMENT RECENTLY JOINED THE PROGRAM.

SO PEOPLE IN THE CITY WITH VERIZON CAN TEXT 911.

ACCORDING TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE, VERIZON AND T-MOBILE USERS CAN TEXT ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


ADULT DAYCARE CLOSED-trxOC, SS, OC


EFFORTS ARE UNDERWAY TO SAVE A SPECIALIZED ADULT DAYCARE IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

THE SUNRISE MEDICAL DAYCARE, NEAR SUMMERLIN ROAD AND COLLEGE PARKWAY WILL SHUT ITS DOORS BY THE END OF NEXT MONTH.

NBC 2 UNCOVERED- THE AGENCY MISSED A CHANCE TO APPLY FOR PUBLIC FUNDING.

JOE ROETZ EXPLAINS WHY MISSING THE DEADLINE-- WAS NO ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


ADULT DAYCARE CLOSED-BNR-PKG


NATS - MACHINERY

IT'S A NEVERENDING HUSTLE AND BUSTLE FOR DENISE HOUGHTALING -

RUNNING A MULCH COMPANY IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

NATS - HOME VIDEO

BUT IN THE BACK OF HER MIND, AT ALL TIMES. IS HER 19 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER BRANDI.

It tears at your heart you're not with them every day.

BRANDI IS IN A SUNRISE ADULT DAYCARE CENTER IN SAINT PETERSBERG -

HER MOTHER HOPED TO MOVE HER TO THE FORT MYERS LOCATION IN A FEW MONTHS -

BUT BECAUSE OF STATE MEDICAID CHANGES -

THIS LOCATION - WILL CLOSE BY THE END OF AUGUST.

there is such a need for this.

DENISE AND SEVERAL OTHERS ARE NOW WRITING LOCAL LAWMAKERS -

HOPING FOR SOME GOVERNMENT FUNDING TO KEEP SUNRISE OPEN.

CARL SCHARFENBERG TOOK PEN TO PAPER-

HIS 83 YEAR OLD WIFE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ALZHEIMERS AND SPENDS HER DAYS AT SUNRISE.

i need it for my own health. it helps her. I've noticed a big change when she comes home.

But I uncovered that last week - there was a perfect opportunity to apply for public funding from lee county.

Sunrise representatives knew about the money up for grabs and never applied.

And the company's president didn't even know they missed the deadline until I told him.

C-E-O LES LEECH WENT HUNTING FOR ANSWERS - ONLY TO LEARN THIS CENTER DIDN'T QUALIFY FOR COUNTY FUNDING.

REPRESENTATIVE HEATHER FITZENHAGEN'S OFFICE TELLS NBC 2 SHE WILL MEET WITH LEECH NEXT WEEK TO SEE IF THERE ARE FUNDING OPTIONS AVAILABLE.

A GLIMMER OF HOPE IN THE FACE OF A CLOSING DOOR.

there are loved ones out there - what are they going to do when this closes? They won't have another option to go to.

IN LEE COUNTY - JOE ROETZ, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


FUNDING FOR MIAMI CENTER-OC


FOUR YEARS AGO, A SUNRISE COMMUNITY IN MIAMI FACED A SIMILAR PROBLEM---WHEN ITS FINANCES DWINDLED.

THE FACILITY WAS ABLE TO STAY OPEN WITH HELP FROM A 240-THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER CHEMICAL SPILL-OC, VO


CREWS IN COLLIER COUNTY ARE SCRAMBLING TO CLEAN UP WHAT COULD BE A DANGEROUS CHEMICAL SPILL.

IT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD.

THAT MILKY SUBSTANCE IS ACTUALLY CHEMCIALS USED BY A ROOFING COMPANY.

THIS IS OFF HORSESHOE DRIVE NEAR AIRPORT PULLING ROAD.

NAPLES OFFICIALS THINK A RAINSTORM CAUSED 8 GALLONS OF THE CHEMICAL TO LEAK.

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COLLIER CHEMICAL SPILL-SOTVO


HARBOR MANAGER ROGER JACOBSEN *SOT* You never know when it comes to fish and breeding fish and spawning fish. We're right in the middle of matinee breeding season, right in the middle of all the fish spawning so it may not have an affect on an adult fish, but it may haven an affect on a small fish. 14

IF IT RAINS THE POLLUTION COULD SPREAD.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IS INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


BEST & WORST JOB GROWTH-TC MON RVL


FORBES MAGAZINE SAYS THE JOB OUTLOOK IS BRIGHT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NAMING NAPLES THE TOP CITY FOR JOB GROWTH IN THE NATION.

THE NUMBER OF NEW JOBS IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN STEADY THROUGH 2016.

CAPE CORAL ALSO CLENCHED A SPOT AT NUMBER SIX IN THE NATION.

THE STUDY POINTED TO JOB LOSS FOLLOWING THE 2008 RECESSION WHEN UNEMPLOYMENT IN NAPLES HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH IN 2010.

TWELVE PERCENT OF THE POPULATION WAS JOBLESS.

LAST MONTH, UNEMPLOYMENT WAS JUST UNDER FIVE AND A HALF PERCENT IN NAPLES.

PORT SAINT LUCIE ALSO MADE THE TOP TEN.

TEXAS WON THE MOST SPOTS ON THE LIST.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE MORE GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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DECISION 2014 CLIP-CLIP


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CAMPAIGNING IN SWFL-OC, VO


ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL TODAY, GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT TOUTED A NEW PLAN FOR JOB GROWTH IN FORT MYERS.

HE WANTS TO ELIMINATE THE TAX ON MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT SO COMPANIES WILL HIRE MORE PEOPLE

HIS VISIT COMES ON THE SAME DAY OF A NEW POLL.

QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY SHOWS FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST WITH A NARROW LEAD OVER GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT. Return to index of stories...


CAMPAIGNING IN SWFL-SOT, SS


:04

47:46 I"m not a pundant on polls. Call Charlie. He does everything based on polls. 47:50

:05 51:29 I'm pleased by it obviously. But these things do go up and down. I'm focused on things like education. 51:34

CRIST CAMPAIGNED IN SARASOTA THIS AFTERNOON.

HE WILL FACE NAN RICH IN THE AUGUST PRIMARY.

THE WINNER WILL TAKE-ON GOVERNOR SCOTT IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE-OC


TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THE PRIMARY.

FLORIDA IS A CLOSED PRIMARY STATE.

THAT MEANS IF YOU WANT TO VOTE FOR EITHER CRIST OR RICH, YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT.

PEOPLE HAVE UNTIL MONDAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE OR CHANGE PARTY AFFILIATION.

INFORMATION FOR YOUR COUNTY IS ON OUR WEBSITE NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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ORANGE JUICE SALE SLUMP-OC, VO


SLUMPING ORANGE JUICE SALES COULD MEAN HIGHER PRICES AT THE GROCERY STORE.

SO FAR, SALES ARE DOWN 8 PERCENT COMPARED TO LAST YEAR.

THAT'S SENDING ORANGE JUICE INTO RECORD PRICES.

ON AVERAGE, AMERICANS ARE PAYING NEARLY 6 AND A HALF DOLLARS FOR A GALLON OF O-J.

THE OWNER OF BUCKINGHAM FARMS IN FORT MYERS SAYS THEY'VE SEEN AN 80 PERCENT DECREASE IN SALES THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


ORANGE JUICE SALE SLUMP-SOTVO


---TAKE SOT---

TJ Cannamela

Owner, Buckingham Farms

49:13-49:22

It could be devastating. It slows down. People don't come in for the certain breakfast items like orange juice, so we would like to see those sales up a little higher.

THE STORE GETS ITS ORANGE JUICE LOCALLY FROM SUN HARVEST CITRUS.

SO FAR BOTH OWNERS SAY THEY HAVE NOT HAD TO RAISE THE PRICE PER GALLON. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE STAY APPEALED-OC


A GAY COUPLE FROM THE FLORIDA KEYS IS ASKING AN APPEALS COURT TO LIFT A JUDGE'S ORDER THAT'S KEEPING THEM FROM GETTING MARRIED.

LAST WEEK A JUDGE RULED FLORIDA'S BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

MARRIAGE LICENSES COULD BE ISSUED TO SAME-SEX COUPLES IN MONROE COUNTY THIS WEEK.

ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI IMMEDIATELY FILED A NOTICE OF APPEAL, WHICH TRIGGERED AN AUTOMATIC STAY OF THAT RULING.

NOW A MIAMI-BASED COURT OF APPEAL HAS BEEN ASKED TO OVERTURN THAT STAY AND ALLOW GAY MARRIAGES IN MONROE COUNTY.

VOTERS ADDED THE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BAN TO FLORIDA'S CONSTITUTION IN 2008. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


STILL TO COME ON THE NEWS AT SIX.

NBC-2 DISCOVERS NO PUBLIC BEACHES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAVE LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS.

COMING UP, WHY OFFICIALS SAY THEY NEED HELP FROM THE PUBLIC TO GET THEM INSTALLED ALONG THE SHORES.

PLUS - FORGET DISNEY WORLD BEING THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH.

TIME MAGAZINE SAYS A CITY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS ONE OF THE HAPPIEST PLACES IN THE COUNTRY.

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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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PINK FIRE TRUCK VISIT-OC, VO


A FIRE TRUCK IS BEING USED TO HELP BRIGHTEN PEOPLE'S DAYS.

THE PINK HEALS TRUCK VISITED A FORT MYERS WOMAN BATTLING CANCER THIS AFTERNOON.

DAWN LOURCHART FAMILY ARRANGED THE VISIT AS A LITTLE "PICK-ME-UP". Return to index of stories...


PINK FIRE TRUCK VISIT-SOTVO


SOT 0:13 TOTAL

2556 this truck becomes a rolling memorial with these signatures, in honor of women and their families and the community.

4450 it means so much, when someone has cancer, to know there's something out there to give us support.

THE TRUCK VISITS EVENTS AS WELL TO SHOW COMMUNITY SUPPORT.

WE HAVE LOTS MORE INFORMATION ON NBC-2 DOT COM IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN HAVING THE TRUCK VISIT SOMEONE YOU KNOW. Return to index of stories...


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.

Scattered storms will roam through Southwest Florida for the balance of the afternoon and evening, and a few of today's storms may be intense with frequent cloud-to-ground lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds.

The storms will be scattered in nature with the highest storm coverage expected over our inland communities, but even our coastal zones may see a passing storm before the evening is done.

After topping out in the low to mid 90s this afternoon, temperatures will settle into the mid 70s overnight into early Thursday morning.

We'll end up back in the low to mid 90s for Thursday afternoon with a blend of sunshine and clouds, and expect scattered storms to fire up during the heat of the day and into the evening.

Storms will be possible anywhere tomorrow, but the highest rain chances will be across our inland communities.

Expect a slight downward trend in rain chances for the upcoming weekend, but we'll still have enough moisture in place for some isolated afternoon storms.

Temperatures will continue peaking in the low to mid 90s during the day and cooling down into the mid 70s at night. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-trxVOtops, EANIBX


OUR IN-DEPTH COVERAGE CONTINUES AFTER A DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

A MAN DIED AND TWO TEENS ARE STILL IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER LIGHTNING HIT THEM YESTERDAY WHILE THEY WERE WALKING ON THE SHORE.

TODAY NBC-2 LEARNED FORT MYERS BEACH LEADERS WANT TO INSTALL LIGHTNING DETECTION ALONG THE ISLAND.

SO WE SENT NBC 2'S GEORGE SOLIS TO FIND OUT ABOUT SAFETY AT OTHER PUBLIC BEACHES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA? Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING DETECTION AT SWFL BEACHES-LIVE U 1


WHEN IT COMES TO PARK AND REC CENTERS- WITHIN LEE AND COLLIER

COUNTIES YOU'LL FIND SOME TYPE OF WEATHER DETECTION OR PREVENTION

SYSTEM-

MAY BE YOU'VE HEARD THEM WEATHER BUG OR THOR GUARD.

BUT AS YOU'LL SEE OUT HERE AT A PUBLIC BEACHS LIKE LIGHTHOUSE-

NO SUCH THING- AT LEAST FOR NOW. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING DETECTION AT SWFL BEACHES-BNR-PKG


SUMMERS IN SUNNY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

SOMETIMES TURN SOGGY-

AND IN EXTREME CASES SAD

"I got a 12 year old a nine year old with that image in

their head, it's going to be tough."

THE TRAGEDY IN ONE TOWN HAS A RIPPLE EFFECT IN OTHER COMMUNITIES.

21:13:10 "We've got kids we've got grandkids here, they were very

concerned about how safe we were going to be today." Connie Dennis,

Sanibel

CONNIE DENNIS LIVES ON SANIBEL ISLAND. SHE'D LIKE TO SEE LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS ACROSS ALL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S BEACHES.

21:12:04 "I think it would be good for anybody visiting the beach,

people with little children so that they would feel safe and

especially any tourists." Dennis

TODAY NBC2 UNCOVERED NO BEACHES EASILY ACCESSIBLE BY THE PUBLIC IN LEE OR COLLIER CURRENTLY HAVE LIGHTNING DETECTION SOFTWARE-

THERE ARE A FEW OUTSIDE RESORTS ON MARCO ISLAND.

COSTLY SYSTEMS THAT LEAVE SOME WONDERING IF THEY'D MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

21:13:56 "You have to take into account the people that aren't really

taking the lighting seriously already is that really going to make a

difference to them?"

20:58:22 "So far this system has worked very effectively for

us."

ANDREA MILLER, THE RECREATION DIRECTOR FOR THE CITY OF

SANIBEL SAYS THE DETECTORS THEY HAVE AWAY FROM THE BEACHES HAVE BEEN A GOOD ADDITION.

20:56:47 "People get use to where we live and they become complacent

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LIGHTNING DETECTION AT SWFL BEACHES-LIVE U 1


THOR GUARD'S PRESIDENT TELLS ME HE'S GOTTEN A LOT OF PHONE CALLS SINCE YESTERDAY'S TRAGEDY -- BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN EXPECT DETECTORS TO GO UP IMMEDIATELY.

SOME CITY LEADERS TELL ME IT WOULD TAKE PUBLIC OUTCRY-

PEOPLE ASKING FOR THESE SYSTEMS- BEFORE THEY'RE SERIOUSLY TALK ABOUT DOING IT. Return to index of stories...


NBC2 WEATHER APP-OC, SS


IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY, THE DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DOES NOT EXPECT A PUSH FOR LIGHTNING DETECTION ON THE BEACHES.

YOU CAN PINPOINT STORMS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD WITH THE NBC-2 WEATHER APP.

IT'S FREE TO DOWNLOAD AND ALLOWS YOU TO ACCESS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S ONLY LIVE DOPPLER RADAR. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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DOLPHINS ON NBC2-ON CAM


DAYS BEFORE TRAINING CAMP BEGINS IN DAVIE.WATERMAN BROADCASTING HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ONCE AGAIN WILL THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA T-V HOME FOR THE MIAMI DOLPHINS PRE-SEASON GAMES. Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS ON NBC2-CG-VOBOX


Fri August 8th NBC2 7pm Miami Dolphins @ Atlanta Falcons

Sat August 16th NBC2 7:30pm Miami Dolphins @ Tampa Bay Bucs

Sat August 23rd NBC2 7pm Dallas Cowboys @ Miami Dolphins

Thu August 28th ABC7 7pm St Louis Rams @ Miami Dolphins

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TRAINING CAMP-ON CAM


THE DOLPHINS AND TAMPA BAY BUCS BOTH REPORT TO CAMP IN THURSDAY AND WORKOUT FOR THE FIRST TIME ON FRIDAY.

NOT SURE ANY OF THEIR PLAYERS WILL MAKE AN ENTRANCE LIKE THIS. Return to index of stories...


REGGIE WAYNE-VOTOPS


INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WIDE RECEIVER REGGIE WAYNE GOT QUITE THE RIDE TO CAMP.

SITTING IN THE PASSENGER SEAT OF INDY-CAR DRIVER ED CARPENTER'S 2-SEATER.

CARPENTER WAS THE POLE SITTER AT LAST MAY'S INDY 500.

AFTER PLAYING IN ONLY 7 GAMES LAST SEASON.COLTS FANS HOPE THIS IS A BIG START TO THE SEASON FOR WAYNE. Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE WIN STREAK-ON CAM


THE DENVER BRONCOS ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT LONG-TIME TEAM OWNER PAT BOWLEN IS RELIQUISHING ALL POWER OF THE FRANCHISE AFTER BEING DIAGNOSED WITH ALZHEIMERS.

THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE WON A 12 INNING GAME LAST NIGHT. PLAYERS LEAVING THE PARK AT.OR JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT. THE MIRACLE'S 4TH STRAGHT WIN. Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE BREVARD-VOTOPS


AND THEN THE GUYS WERE BACK AT THE BALL-PARK FOR AN EARLY 11-35 AM FIRST PITCH.

THE MIRACLE DIDN'T NEED EXTRA INNINGS THIS AFTERNOON.

6TH INNING --- DALTON HICKS SAWS HIS BAT OFF-- NO PROBLEM-- THAT DROPS IN FOR AN RBI SINGLE--- MIRACLE UP 7-2--- Return to index of stories...


INDIANS TWINS-VOTOPS


FORMER MIRACLE PITCHER.ANTHONY SWARZAK.THROWN INTO AN EMERGENCY START FOR TWINS VS. CLEVELAND. ANSWERED THE CALL.

GOT HELP IN 3RD.EDUARDO NUNEZ.GLOVELY!!!!! SAVED A RUN.

FORMER MIRACLE INFIELDER.TURNED TWINS 2ND BASEMAN BRIAN DOZIER KNOCKED IN THE GO-AHEAD RUN.

TWINS WIN 3-1. Return to index of stories...


RASHARD LEWIS-ON CAM


RASHARD LEWIS'S PLAN TO PLAY FOR THE DALLAS MAVERICKS HAS BEEN DETOURED.

THE TEAM DISCOVERED THE FORMER MIAMI HEAD FORWARD NEEDS SURGERY ON HIS RIGHT KNEE.AND HAS VOIDED THE 1-YEAR DEAL THEY HAD WITH LEWIS. Return to index of stories...


LEBRON CUPCAKES-VOTOPS


LEBRON JAMES' IS A GOOD NEIGHBOR!!!!

A WEEK AFTER CAVS FANS STORMED THE NEIGHBORHOOD.CELEBRATING LEBRON'S ANNOUNCED RETURN TO N-E OHIO. LEBRON BOUGHT CUPCAKES AND SENT THEM TO ALL HIS NEIGHBORS. APOLOGIZING FOR CAUSING A RAUCOUS. Return to index of stories...


LEBRON CUPCAKES-SOTVO


LEBRON IS CURRENTLY TOURING ASIA. PROMOTING BASKETBALL AND HIS BRAND. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


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AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-OC, VO


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NAPLES HAPPIEST CITY-OC


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR HAPPINESS, YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO FAR.

TIME MAGAZINE SAYS NAPLES IS ONE OF THE HAPPIEST CITIES IN THE COUNTRY.

WE HIT THE STREETS TO FIND OUT WHAT MAKES PEOPLE CONTENT WITH THE COLLIER COUNTY CITY. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES HAPPIEST CITY-PKG


"Low crime, friendly people, nice beaches."

"You can catch a lot of bass, fresh water, you can fly fish everywhere, but you can also catch a bunch of snook and other salt water fish."

"It's quiet, it's nice, it's clean. Sunshine every day."

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Fidel Bazurto/ Moving to Naples:1

Bishop Price/ Naples Resident:4

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NAPLES HAPPIEST CITY-ALL


CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA WAS THE HAPPIEST.

THE MOST MISERABLE? NEW YORK CITY. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...