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ANCHOR SUPERS TEASE THREE-1 SHOT
HEADLINES-ANIBOXES TZ3 PUBLIC INPUT-SOTVO
POT IN FLORIDA-VIDBOX SHOW OPEN-CLIP
SWFL DIRTY WATER-VIDBOX HELLO AGAIN-RADAR OR ASW
BACKPACK EVENT-VIDBOX FORECAST-WX CENTER
OPEN-CLIP PUBLIC INPUT LEE COUNTY-PLASMA
HELLO-1SH-PUSH PUBLIC INPUT LEE COUNTY-PKG
WEATHER-WX CENTER PUBLIC INPUT LEE COUNTY-TAG
CHRISTY: POT IN FLORIDA-ONCAM, TRX DECISION 2014-CLIP
CHRISTY: POT IN FLORIDA-TC MON VOTER REGISTRATION-OTS, BNR
CHRISTY: POT IN FLORIDA-VO, CG LEE TRAN FEE INCREASE-VIDBOX
CHRISTY: POT IN FLORIDA-TC MON SEN RUBIO MOBILE OFFICE HOURS-ONCAM, CG
SWFL DIRTY BEACH WATER-ONCAM NAPLES WATER CHANGES-OTS
SWFL DIRTY BEACH WATER-PKG CAPE SEWER CLEANING-ONCAM, VO
SWFL DIRTY BEACH WATER-TAG GOLIATH GROUPER-TRX, VOTOPS
LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-TRX, ONCAM, VO GOLIATH GROUPER-SOTVO
LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-SOTVO SOUTH FLORIDA NATIONAL PARK-TRX, ONCAM, VO
LEHIGH FATAL CRASH-TRX, VOTOPS RED TIDE FISH KILL-OTS
LEHIGH FATAL CRASH-SOTVO NERITA ST. BEACH ACCESS-trxSS
WINKLER RD CRASH-TRX, VOTOPS I75 TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX, ONCAM, SS
COLLIER DROWNING-OTS, VO MARKET BASKET PROTEST-ONCAM, TRX
FORCED C SECTION-ONCAM, VO MARKET BASKET PROTEST-PKG
FORCED C SECTION-SOTVO-CG(2)-OC MARKET BASKET PROTEST-TAG
TRACY PERKINS MEETING-OTS, SS, VO ISRAEL CEASE FIRE-TRX, VOTOPS
CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNER PUSH-OTS, VO ALGERIE PLANE CRASH-ONCAM, VO
CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNER PUSH-SOTVO COSTA CONCORDIA-TRX, VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-1 SHOT TEASE FOUR-1 SHOT
TZ1 HEALTH MATERS-VO GABRIEL HOUSE BENEFIT-ONCAM, VO
HEALTH MATTERS: MAGNETS & BATTERIES-TRX, VO IN PLA GABRIEL HOUSE BENEFIT-SOTVO
HEALTH MATTERS: MAGNETS & BATTERIES-PKG MIRACLE BASEBALL CAMP-CGTOPS
FORECAST OPEN-CLIP ROLLER HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP-trxVOTOPS
CROSSTALK-2 SHOT INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY-CGTOPS
FORECAST-WXWALL FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
CLIFTON: HARBORSIDE BACKPACK-ONCAM, EANIBOXES FORECAST-WXWALL
CLIFTON: HARBORSIDE BACKPACK-LIVE CLIFTON: HARBORSIDE BACKPACK-2 SHOT, EANIBOXES
CLIFTON: HARBORSIDE BACKPACK-VO CLIFTON: HARBORSIDE BACKPACK-LIVE
CLIFTON: HARBORSIDE BACKPACK-SOTVO CLIFTON: HARBORSIDE BACKPACK-VO
PIRATE FEST-ONCAM, VIDBOX CLIFTON: HARBORSIDE BACKPACK-SOTVO
CHRISTMAS IN JULY-WIPE, VOTOPS TEASE FIVE-1 SHOT
COOL JAZZ CONCERT-TRX, CGTOPS TZ BIONIC ARM-SOTVO
FREE PARKING LEE CO PARKS-CGTOPS TZ5 MEET THE PRESS-SOT
SHOES FOR KIDS-CGTOPS BIONIC ARM-1SH-PUSH, TRX
MIROMAR BACKPACK GIVEAWAY-ONCAM, VO BIONIC ARM-PKG
MIROMAR BACKPACK GIVEAWAY-SOTVO KEYS TURTLE CAM-TRX, VOTOPS
TEASE TWO-1 SHOT TS LOCAL BEACHES BACTERIA-TRX, VOTOPS
TZ2 BACK TO SCHOOL-VO TS LEHIGH POSSIBLE STABBING-SSTOPS, VO
BACK TO SCHOOL SALES-OTS TS TRACY PERKINS MEETING-SS-VO TOPS
BACK TO SCHOOL SALES-PKG TS BACKPACK EVENT-C GTOPS
LOOK AHEAD FREE TAX WEEKEND-TRX, CGTOPS TODAY'S FORECAST-3-SHOT GRAPHIC
KOHLS BACKPACK GIVEAWAY-CGTOPS CLOSE-3-SHOT


ANCHOR SUPERS


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HEADLINES-ANIBOXES


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON NBC-2 TODAY, WE ARE TAKING AN IN DEPTH LOOK AT THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROPOSAL THAT WILL BE ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER HERE IN FLORIDA.

WE ALSO FIND OUT WHAT A NEW POLL SAYS ABOUT WHERE FLORIDIANS STAND ON THE ISSUE.

A LIVE REPORT IS STRAIGHT AHEAD.

AND IF YOU ARE HEADED TO THE BEACH TODAY, THE WATER COULD BE DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE.

PLUS-- IT'S TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL.

IN 3 WEEKS, MANY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA KIDS WILL BE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM.

WE ARE LIVE THIS MORNING AT A HUGE EVENT IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


POT IN FLORIDA-VIDBOX


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SWFL DIRTY WATER-VIDBOX


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BACKPACK EVENT-VIDBOX


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OPEN-CLIP


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HELLO-1SH-PUSH


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

THIS MORNING WE ARE TRACKING RAIN ON THE RADAR.

METEORLOGIST JASON DUNNING IS IN THE WEATHER CENTER WITH MORE ON YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-WX CENTER


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.

Our rain chances will start to free fall later today, but we'll still have some spotty downpours to track through our Sunday morning, particularly for areas close to the coast.

Some of this rian may be quite heavy and slow moving, meaning we could see the rain totals add up quickly.

Aside from a few downpours and storms around this morning, expect a mostly sunny and warm start to the day.

The highest rain chances will shift deeper inland through the day, so most of us over Charlotte, Lee, and Collier County should see a relatively dry and sunny afternoon. However, for Glades and Hendry County, we'll likely have a few storms around this afternoon.

Temperatures will be quite hot again today with highs aimed for the low to mid 90s.

As we start the upcoming week, we're in store for a little break from the rainy season pattern. Monday and Tuesday will be mostly dry and sunny with temperatures peaking in the low to mid 90s during the afternoon. A few spots of rain may develop in the morning, but all in all, our rain chances will stay pretty low.

Moisture starts building back into Southwest Florida by Wednesday, and a few showers may even develop as early as Wednesday morning.

TROPICAL UPDATE

A disorganized tropical wave in the far eastern Atlantic may have a better chance of developing in a few days as it moves west into the open Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center gives this feature a 40% chance of developing within the next five days. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: POT IN FLORIDA-ONCAM, TRX


THIS MORNING, WE ARE TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

A BIG DECISION IS COMING IN NOVEMBER, AND TOMORROW A NEW POLL WILL BE RELEASED THAT WILL GIVE US A BETTER IDEA OF WHERE VOTERS STAND ON THE ISSUE.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO BREAKING IT DOWN FOR US. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: POT IN FLORIDA-TC MON


FLORIDIANS WILL VOTE ON NOVEMBER 4TH ON WHETHER TO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN OUR STATE.

BUT THIS POLL SHOULD GIVE US A BETTER IDEA OF WHERE THAT VOTE STANDS. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: POT IN FLORIDA-VO, CG


THE BILL ALLOWS LIMITED USE OF MARIJUANA FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM SEIZURES.

HERE'S WHERE OUR LOCAL POLITICIANS STAND:

CHARLIE CRIST HAS ALIGNED HIMSELF WITH THE AMENDMENT - WHICH HELP HIM BY DRAWING MORE PROGRESSIVE VOTERS TO THE POLLS.

ACCORDING TO HIS WEB SITE-- HE WILL BE VOTING FOR THE AMENDMENT COME NOVEMBER.

IT ALSO SAYS HE BELIEVES IT IS AN ISSUE OF COMPASSION, TRUSTING DOCTORS AND TRUSTING THE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SAYS HE PERSONALLY OPPOSES LEGALIZING MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND THE BALLOT INITIATIVE.

HE SAID QUOTE "I'VE WATCHED DRUG USE; I'VE WATCHED ALCOHOLISM-- I'VE SEEN HOW IT AFFECTS FAMILIES. I CAN'T SUPPORT IT." Return to index of stories...


CHRISTY: POT IN FLORIDA-TC MON


AGAIN-- TOMORROW WILL BE OUR FIRST LOOK AT HOW FLORIDIANS EXPECT TO VOTE COME NOVEMBER.

THAT POLL WILL BE RELEASED TOMORROW AT 6AM.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO KEEP YOU UPDATED WITH THOSE RESULTS.

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


SWFL DIRTY BEACH WATER-ONCAM


A HEADS UP IF YOU PLAN TO GO THE BEACH TODAY.

A GROUP OF RESEARCHES SAY MORE THAN A DOZEN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BEACHES ARE INFESTED WITH BACTERIA.

OUR TY RUSSELL HEADED OUT TO CHECK IT OUT. Return to index of stories...


SWFL DIRTY BEACH WATER-PKG


22:09:32-22:09:35

Teresa Mcfall/boater

"I noticed places breaking out on my legs."

TERESA MCFALL KNOWS ALL TOO WELL ABOUT THE POTENTIAL DANGERS FLOATING AROUND HER.

22:09:42-22:09:45

Teresa Mcfall/boater

"Now, I hear there is bacteria in the water, I'm like oh great."

HEALTH LEADERS SAY IT'S NORMAL TO SHARE OUR BEACHES WITH BACTERIA.

BUT TOO MUCH POSES A THREAT.

AND SOME GERMS CAN EVEN BE DEADLY.

2:07-2:13

John Scott/ Phoner

"It's relatively easy to see that something is going on because the

flesh eating bacteria seems to be more prevalent this year."

JOHN SCOTT IS WITH THE CLEAN WATER INITIATIVE OF FLORIDA.

HE BLAMES MOST OF THE ILLNESSES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ON FRESH WATER

RELEASES FROM LAKE OCKECHOBEE.

2:21-2:23

John Scott/ Phoner

"It's just not right, it's not normal."

TY Russell/ SANIBEL

"The beaches along Sanibel Causeway are not the only ones raising

eyebrows. There are several others in Lee, Collier, and CHARLOTTE

counties researches say could make you sick."

22:11:53-22:11:58

Janelle Shivers/ visitor

"I've always known that there is bacteria in sea water, you just have

to be careful with that."

RESEARCHERS WITH THE NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL HAVE RELEASED

THE NAMES OF BEACHES THEY SAY HAD MORE THAN NORMAL LEVELS OF BACTERIA

LAST YEAR. THERE ARE 7 BEACHES IN COLLIER COUNTY RAISING CONCERN.

5 IN LEE AND 6 IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

THEY EXPECT MORE BACTERIA THIS YEAR.

THEY WANT THE EPA TO FORCE A CLEAN UP.

22:11:12-22:11:14

Teresa Mcfall/boater

"They need to do that for our tourists."

BUT UNTIL THEN, MCFALL SAYS SHE'LL TAKE EXTRA SAFETY MEASURES

TO STAY HEALTHY. Return to index of stories...


SWFL DIRTY BEACH WATER-TAG


HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY YOU SHOULD STAY OUT OF THE WATER ALL TOGETHER IF YOU HAVE AN OPEN CUT OR WOUND. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-TRX, ONCAM, VO


TERRIFYING MOMENTS FOR PEOPLE INSIDE A LEHIGH ACRES INTERNET CAFE ON SATURDAY.

TWO MEN BURST IN, WAIVING GUNS AND DEMANDED MONEY.

IT HAPPENED AT THE "LUXOR GAMES" INTERNET CAFE OFF LEE BOULEVARD.

WITNESSES INSIDE SAY THEY WERE TOLD TO GET DOWN ON THE FLOOR.

ONE SHOT WAS FIRED, BUT THANKFULLY EVERYONE IS OK.

THE BULLET HIT THE CEILING.

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LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-SOTVO


Sgt. Scott Lineberger

18:44:26 "At this point in time we have two black males that entered the business, 5'7" to 5'8". They were tall, skinny, wearing masks and dark clothing." 18:44:35

ONE WITNESS TOLD NBC-2 AN ELDERLY WOMAN INSIDE WAS PISTOL-WHIPPED.

SHE IS EXPECTED TO BE OK. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FATAL CRASH-TRX, VOTOPS


RIGHT NOW WE ARE WORKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANOTHER STORY OUT OF LEHIGH ACRES.

A CAR SLAMMED INTO A TREE NEAR THE WALMART PARKING LOT.

THE 26-YEAR-OLD DRIVER, KYLE KASHNER, DIED.

INVESTIGATORS SAY WEATHER AND SPEED WERE BOTH FACTORS IN THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FATAL CRASH-SOTVO


Ilissa Hammond -- Witness

18:34:43 "All of a sudden you hear a car revving up. I told my mom I think someone is being stupid, acting young. And then you hear is a big boom, and then smoke." 18:34:54

IT TOOK CREWS ABOUT TWO HOURS TO CLEAR THE SCENE. Return to index of stories...


WINKLER RD CRASH-TRX, VOTOPS


ANOTHER SERIOUS CRASH SATURDAY ALONG GLADIOLUS NEAR WINKLER.

THE DRIVER OF THIS KIA, PAUL LA FLEUER, HAS BEEN UPGRADED FROM CRITICAL TO SERIOUS CONDITION.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY HE RAN A RED LIGHT, AND CAUSED THE ACCIDENT.

THE OTHER DRIVER WAS ALSO TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

WE'RE TOLD SHE IS GOING TO BE OKAY. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER DROWNING-OTS, VO


LATER TODAY, WE ARE EXPECTING COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES TO TELL US THE NAME OF THE MAN WHO WAS FOUND DEAD IN A NORTH NAPLES POND.

DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO A CALL ABOUT A BODY FLOATING IN THE WATER AT ISLAND WALK.

THIS MORNING, INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THE MAN DIED. Return to index of stories...


FORCED C SECTION-ONCAM, VO


A BIG TALKER THIS MORNING.

A LOCAL MOM SAYS SHE WAS FORCED TO HVE A C-SECTION TO DELIVER HER NEW BABY.

JENNIFER GOODALL GAVE BIRTH TO A HEALTHY BOY ON FRIDAY, HER FAMILY SAYS BAYFRONT HEALTH IN PORT CHARLOTTE SENT HER A LETTER THREATENING LEGAL ACTION IF SHE DIDN'T HAVE A C-SECTION.

THE DECISION SPARKED OUTRAGE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Return to index of stories...


FORCED C SECTION-SOTVO-CG(2)-OC


Megan Nickel-Martin/ICAN

34:40-55

We're all Jennifer in this case. Forced mandatory surgeries is something women in this country are sick if. 40 percent if us hospitals have mandatory surgery policies that they say are based in patients safety but they're not

BAYFRONT GAVE US A STATEMNT, SAYING IN PART,

"PATIENT PRIVACY LAWS PREVENT US FROM DISCUSSING ANY INDIVIDUAL'S CARE AND TREATMENT.WE RELY

ON PHYSICIANS TO USE THEIR CLINICAL JUDGMENT BASED ON THEIR TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE."

DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE HOSPITAL'S DECISION ARE PLANNED FOR TODAY. Return to index of stories...


TRACY PERKINS MEETING-OTS, SS, VO


A BIG MEETING IN FORT MYERS MONDAY BETWEEN A LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER AND THE SUPERINTENDANT.

TRACY PERKINS STEPPED DOWN TWO WEEKS AGO AND HER RESIGNATION LETTER LEFT MANY PEOPLE WITH A LOT OF QUESTIONS.

PERKINS SAYS SHE SUFFERED MONTHS OF BULLYING AND HARRASMENT, AFTER SHE FIRED THE SCHOOL'S FOOTBALL COACH, LAST YEAR.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, MARY FISCHER IS MEETING WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT ON MONDAY.

WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS AT THE MEETING.

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CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNER PUSH-OTS, VO


CAPE CORAL IS ON A PATH TO BECOME THE SECOND CITY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO RECOGNIZE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS.

ON MONDAY CITY LEADERS WILL DISCUSS THE ISSUE.

UN MARRIED COUPLES - BOTH GAY OR STRAIGHT, WOULD HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS LIKE THE ABILITY TO MAKE MEDICAL DECISIONS IF THEIR LOVED ONE WERE IN THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNER PUSH-SOTVO


06:59:09 "It's a basic civil rights issue, anybody who sees it any

different, I'm sorry they are wrong, I mean they'd say I am, but it is

a civil rights issue." Shelly Komito and Abbe Forman

ADVOCATES SAY THEY'LL PRESENT THE IDEA TO LEE

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NEXT MONTH.

RIGHT NOW -- PUNTA GORDA, IS THE ONLY CITY WITH AN ORDINANCE LIKE THIS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-1 SHOT


A NEW SCHOOL YEAR IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER,

AND AN ANNUAL IS SET TO START SOON IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

WE ARE THERE LIVE THIS MORNING WITH WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

AND IF YOU HAVE LITTLE ONES AT HOME, YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO WATCH THEM AT ALL TIMES!

IN A SPLIT SECOND THEY CAN FIND THINGS AND PUT THEM IN THEIR MOUTHS.

THIS MORNING, A NEW CHOKING DANGER. AND THERE'S A GOOD CHANGE YOU HAVE A LOT OF THEM IN YOUR HOUSE RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


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HEALTH MATTERS: MAGNETS & BATTERIES-TRX, VO IN PLA


ANY PARENT KNOWS, A CURIOUS KID WILL PUT ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN THEIR MOUTH.

WHILE PARENTS ARE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR CHOKING HAZARDS.

THEY MAY BE OVERLOOKING TWO THINGS THAT PRESENT A SERIOUS DANGER.

AMY OSHIER HAS MORE IN OUR HEALTH MATTERS REPORT. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS: MAGNETS & BATTERIES-PKG


PKG:

IT CAN BE A DANGEROUS ATTRACTION-ONE NICOLE NOLLEY NEVER CONSIDERED. SHE IS A MOTHER OF FIVE, FROM TEENS TO TODDLERS.

NICOLE NALLEY/MOTHER

RUNS:

2:12 I'm constantly concerned about choking concerns and toys that are breaking. But magnets- I just never really thought of that.

The number of magnet incidents seen at hospital ERs jumped five-fold in eight years.

DR. CARMEN GARCIA/ER PEDIATRICIAN

RUNS:

6:45 The issue with magnets is, especially when there has been more then one magnet if they go down into the bowel those magnets can stick together trapping the bowel wall between them.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Batteries are another hidden danger. Tiny button batteries in particular. Found in toys and household items. Like calculators, watches, smart keys and something kids love to handle- remote controls.

DR. CARMEN GARCIA/ER PEDIATRICIAN

RUNS:

:42 We've seen not necessarily an increase of batteries that are ingested, but a severity of cases we have been taking care of.

The biggest risk in swallowing a button battery isn't choking. It's burning. When a button battery is swallowed, the saliva triggers an electrical current that leads to a chemical reaction http:/www.poison.org/battery/.

DR. CARMEN GARCIA/ER PEDIATRICIAN

RUNS:

4:08 Lithium batteries - it's more of an electrical activity that causes damage to the tissues around it. There are other types of batteries that can leak material that can also cause damage.

GIVEN TIME AND OPPORTUNITY, EVERY PARENT KNOWS WHERE MOST THINGS END UP.

NICOLE NALLEY/MOTHER

RUNS:

1:56 Especially the baby, everything is in the mouth.

SO KEEPING BATTERIES AND MAGNETS OUT OF SIGHT AND OUT OF REACH CAN KEEP THEM OUT OF HARM'S WAY. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK-2 SHOT


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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.

Our rain chances will start to free fall later today, but we'll still have some spotty downpours to track through our Sunday morning, particularly for areas close to the coast.

Some of this rian may be quite heavy and slow moving, meaning we could see the rain totals add up quickly.

Aside from a few downpours and storms around this morning, expect a mostly sunny and warm start to the day.

The highest rain chances will shift deeper inland through the day, so most of us over Charlotte, Lee, and Collier County should see a relatively dry and sunny afternoon. However, for Glades and Hendry County, we'll likely have a few storms around this afternoon.

Temperatures will be quite hot again today with highs aimed for the low to mid 90s.

As we start the upcoming week, we're in store for a little break from the rainy season pattern. Monday and Tuesday will be mostly dry and sunny with temperatures peaking in the low to mid 90s during the afternoon. A few spots of rain may develop in the morning, but all in all, our rain chances will stay pretty low.

Moisture starts building back into Southwest Florida by Wednesday, and a few showers may even develop as early as Wednesday morning.

TROPICAL UPDATE

A disorganized tropical wave in the far eastern Atlantic may have a better chance of developing in a few days as it moves west into the open Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center gives this feature a 40% chance of developing within the next five days. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON: HARBORSIDE BACKPACK-ONCAM, EANIBOXES


THOUSANDS OF KIDS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL IN 3 WEEKS.

AND TO HELP KIDS IN NEED GET READY FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR, THERE IS A BACKPACK GIVEAWAY TODAY IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

MY CO-ANCHOR CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE AT THE HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER WHERE THE EVENT IS JUST ABOUT TO START -- CLIFF. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON: HARBORSIDE BACKPACK-LIVE


ADLIB

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KKNOW --

THE EVENT IS FOR CHILDREN 5-12.

DOORS OPEN AT 11:00 AND THE EVENT RUNS UNTIL 3 THIS AFTERNOON.

THERE WILL BE ENTERTAINMENT, HAIRCUTS, FINGERPRINTING.

MORE THAN 50 VENDORS.

Chris Bryant, father

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CLIFTON: HARBORSIDE BACKPACK-VO


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CLIFTON: HARBORSIDE BACKPACK-SOTVO


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PIRATE FEST-ONCAM, VIDBOX


TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO CHECK OUT PIRATE FEST IN PUNTA GORDA.

HEAD TO FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE, WHERE YOU WILL FIND FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY.

PIRATES, A CONSTUME CONTEST FOR YOUR KIDS, AND A TREASURE HUNT.

HOURS TODAY ARE FROM 11 TO 5.

Pirate Fest!

Fishermen's Village

1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda

July 25 - 27

Friday - Noon - 6 p.m.,

Saturday - 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday - 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fun for the entire Family! Pirates Parade,

Pirate Flotilla Invasion. Pirate theatrical antics, Children's costume contest, and a Treasure Hunt throughout the Village. There will be lots of live music and pirate themed vendors. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTMAS IN JULY-WIPE, VOTOPS


YOU CAN ALSO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS EARLY IN CAPE CORAL TODAY.

IT'S CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT SUNSPLASH WATER PARK.

SANTA CLAUS, AND PLENTY OF HOLIDAY MUSIC AND DECORATIONS, AND GREAT FOOD.

THE EVENT RUNS THROUGH THURSDAY JULY 31ST.

Aqua Theatre Night at Sun Splash

Sun Splash Family Waterpark, Cape Coral

6 - 10 p.m.

Sun Splash will host its final "Aqua Theatre Night" of the season featuring the movie "Cloud 9" on a giant inflatable movie screen at dusk. "Aqua Theatre Nights" showcase special evening hours, family friendly movies and discounted event prices of $8 for Cape Coral residents, $10 for non-residents, and $5 for same day park guests. Sun Splash season pass holders are admitted for free. Christmas in July

Sun Splash Family Waterpark, Cape Coral

July 25 - 31

Celebrate summer with Santa Claus! Holiday decorations & music, and specialty food items. Plus, register to win great prizes! Return to index of stories...


COOL JAZZ CONCERT-TRX, CGTOPS


YOU CAN ENJOY SOME JAZZ MUSIC IN CAPE CORAL TODAY --

THE CONCERT IS AT CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD --

TICKETS ARE 20 BUCKS AND PROCEEDS BENEFIT PRIDE AND PATRIOTISM OF LEE COUNTY

IT STARTS AT FOUR. Return to index of stories...


FREE PARKING LEE CO PARKS-CGTOPS


IF MAY BE A GREAT DAY TO HEAD TO A LEE COUNTY PARK, BECAUSE YOU WON'T HAVE TO PAY TO PARK TODAY.

FEES ARE BEING WAIVED AT BOAT RAMPS AND REGIONAL PARKS IN HONOR OF NATIONAL PARK AND RECREATION MONTH.

YOU CAN GET A LIST OF THE PARKS ON OUR WEBSITE -- NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


SHOES FOR KIDS-CGTOPS


TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO HELP A SHOE DRIVE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

THE KIWANIS GROUP IS ORGANIZING THE EVEN.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS DROP OFF A NEW PAIR OF SHOES AT ANY LOCATION LISTED ON YOUR TV.

WE'VE ALSO POSTED THE LIST ON OUR WEBSITE. Return to index of stories...


MIROMAR BACKPACK GIVEAWAY-ONCAM, VO


A GREAT TURNOUT SATURDAY AT A BACKPACK EVENT AT THE MIROMAR OUTLETS IN ESTERO.

150 KIDS GOT A FREE BACKPACK FOR BACK TO SCHOOL.

SOME KIDS AND PARENTS WAITED HOURS TO GET THEIR HANDS ON ONE.

THE EVENT IS DESIGNED TO GET KIDS READY FOR SCHOOL AND EXCITED FOR THIER FIRST DAY. Return to index of stories...


MIROMAR BACKPACK GIVEAWAY-SOTVO


"I'm excited about like going back and just starting the new year./I like school./ It is fun and you get to learn about new stuff like history."

COLUMBIA DONATED THE BACKPACKS FOR THE EVENT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1 SHOT


IN THREE WEEKS, MANY KIDS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL BE GETTING READY TO HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL.

AND THAT MEANS TIME TO STOCK UP ON SUPPLIES AND IN CASES UNIFORMS.

COMING UP THIS MORNING, WHY YOU MAY WANT TO START SHOPPING SOONER RATHER THAN LATER.

AND HAVE YOU DOWNLOADED THE NBC2 WEATHER APP YET?

IF NOT YOUR ARE MISSING YOU. YOU CAN VIEW CURRENT CONDITIONS, THE 7 DAY FORECAST, READ ABOUT HURRICANE SEASON, AND SEE THE AREA'S ONLY LIVE DOPPLER RADAR. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 BACK TO SCHOOL-VO


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BACK TO SCHOOL SALES-OTS


AUGUST IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, WHICH MEANS IT'S TIME TO THINK ABOUT BACK TO SCHOOL.

AND THIS MORNING, RETAIL EXPERTS SAY IT CAN PAY OFF BIG FOR YOU, ESPECIALLY IF YOU START SHOPPING THIS WEEKEND.

NBC'S CHRIS CLACKUM HAS THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL SALES-PKG


BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING IS A 72-BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY.

WHICH IS WHY SOME STORES GOT AN EARLY JUMP ON SALES THIS SUMMER.BUT AFTER THIS WEEKEND.IT'S NO LONGER CONSIDERED EARLY.

"This is really the weekend.the crowds are gonna start to gather in August, the deals are gonna change"

HOWEVER, A DOWNWARD CHANGE IN THE ECONOMY IS BEHIND A NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION FINDING THAT ONE IN FIVE FAMILIES ACTUALLY PLANS TO SPEND LESS THIS YEAR.

.WHICH EXPLAINS WHY COMPETITION AMONG RETAILERS HAS ALREADY HEATED UP.

"Really deep discounts on wardrobe basics. so blue jeans, socks, underwear, sneakers.these types of items are being heavily discounted."

DAN DICLERICO AT CONSUMER REPORTS. JUST WROTE ABOUT BACK TO SCHOOL SALES THIS SUMMER.AND CAME UP WITH A LOT TO LIKE ESPECIALLY FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS.

"Target and Wal-Mart for example both have huge, very targeted campaigns. so we're seeing some fantastic deals on small appliances. Things like personal blenders, pod coffee makers.things that are very popular with college students."

HE SAYS PRICES ON ELECTRONICS HAVE ALSO BEEN SLASHED 30-50%.TO INCLUDE COMPUTERS.TABLETS.AND CELLPHONES.

AND ADDS THAT CONSUMERS IN THESE 16 STATES.. WILL REALLY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE STARTING MOSTLY NEXT WEEKEND. BECAUSE OF SALES TAX HOLIDAYS.

CHRIS CLACKUM, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


LOOK AHEAD FREE TAX WEEKEND-TRX, CGTOPS


NEXT WEEKEND, IS ALSO A GREAT TIME TO SHOP HERE IN FLORIDA.

THE SALES TAX HOLIDAY STARTS AUGUST 1ST AND RUNS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

CLOTHING, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, COMPUTERS ALL QUALIFY.

FOR FULL LIST OF ITEMS.

WE POSTED A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE.

JUST HEAD TO NBC DASH 2 DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS.

. Return to index of stories...


KOHLS BACKPACK GIVEAWAY-CGTOPS


THURSDAY, THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE ARE HOSTING A BACKPACK GIVEAWAY.

THE 1ST 500 FANS, 12 AND UNDER WILL GET A BACKPACK FILLED WITH SUPPLIES AND OTHE GREAT DEALS TO GET READY FOR SCHOOL.

THE TEAM PLAYS CLEARWATER.

1ST PITCH AT 7:05. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-1 SHOT


UNHAPPY CITIZENS SENT A LETTER TO LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.

21:32:25 ESLICK "It does reach conclusion and that type of thing and not to have public input is a bad idea

WHY THE GROUP FEELS COMMISSIONERS ARE NOT FOLLOWING RULES WHEN THEY MAKE DECISIONS. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 PUBLIC INPUT-SOTVO


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


SHOW OPEN Return to index of stories...


HELLO AGAIN-RADAR OR ASW


WELCOME BACK TO THE SECOND HALF HOUR OF NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

WE'LL HAVE OUR TOP STORIES IN JUST A MINUTE.

BUT FIRST A CHECK ON WEATHER WITH METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST-WX CENTER


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. Return to index of stories...


PUBLIC INPUT LEE COUNTY-PLASMA


WE BEGIN THIS HALF HOUR WITH A CONFLICT BETWEEN A LOCAL ORGANIZATION AND LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.

THE GROUP IS ASKING THE BOARD, TO LET THEM BE HEARD.

THE GROUP CALLED, LEE PUBLIC VOICE, WROTE A LETTER ASKING FOR MORE TIME FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.

NBC2'S BRITTANY WEINER GETS REACTION FROM BOTH SIDES. Return to index of stories...


PUBLIC INPUT LEE COUNTY-PKG


TAKE PKG--

21:29:52 ESLICK "Always felt that Lee County was a very, very responsive and open, and informed kind of a community." 21:30:00

LEE PUBLIC VOICE CHAIR DON ESLICK THINKS THAT'S BECOME LESS SO OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS.

21:30:51 ESLICK "We're just looking for public input opportunities that are meaningful before decision making" 21:30:57

THE ORGANIZATION WROTE A LETTER TO COUNTY COMMISSIONS YESTERDAY.

THEY THINK COMMENT TIME AT REGULAR MEETINGS IS GOOD, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO COUNTY WORKSHOPS IT'S A DIFFERENT STORY.

21:32:25 ESLICK "It does reach conclusion and that type of thing and not to have public input is a bad idea in our judgement." 21:32:32

COMMISSIONER CECIL PENDERGRASS IS ADVOCATING FOR MORE PUBLIC COMMENT TIME TOO.

21:41:31 PENDERGRASS"There's always two sides of every item, so it's nice to hear both sides, to hear the concerns the residents." 21:41:36

BUT HE SAYS IT WOULD MEAN ADDING MORE TIME TO WORKSHOPS.

SOMETHING HIS COLLEAGUE, COMMISSIONER BRIAN HAMMAN TELLS NBC 2 HE AGREES WITH.

21:40:41 PENDERGRASS"They'd book out two hours for a workshop, we'd spend an hour and a half on public comment we'd have no time to take any action." 21:40:47

THE VOICE SAYS THE COUNTY ATTORNEY RESPONDED.

THEY SAY IT'S NOT A LEGAL ISSUE BUT RATHER AN ISSUE OF THEM WANTING GOOD PUBLIC INPUT.

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


PUBLIC INPUT LEE COUNTY-TAG


THE LETTER ALSO ADDRESSED GIVING THE PUBLIC MORE TIME TO LOOK OVER BUDGET INFORMATION BEFORE COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


DECISION 2014-CLIP


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VOTER REGISTRATION-OTS, BNR


TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY FOR TO REGISTER FOR THE AUGUST PRIMARY.

FLORIDA IS A CLOSED PRIMARY STATE, SO IF YOU WANT TO VOTE FOR A PERSON IN A SPECIFIC PARTY, YOU MAY BE REGISTERED AS A REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT.

MORE INFORMATION IS ON OUR WEBSITE --

NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


LEE TRAN FEE INCREASE-VIDBOX


LEE TRAN IS LOOKING FOR YOUR THOUGHTS ON A PROPOSAL TO INCREASE BUS FARE PRICES.

THE PROPOSED FARE INCREASE WOULD GO UP 25 CENTS.

THAT MEAN'S YOU'D NEED A BUCK-FIFTY TO RIDE FOR ADULTS.

DISABLED PASSENGERS WHO USE A DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE WOULD SEE A 50 CENT HIKE.

THERE ARE TWO MEETINGS LEFT WHERE YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PLAN --

THE NEXT ONE IS TUESDAY NIGHT AT 5:30 AT THE LEE COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IN FORT MYERS.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAVE SET A PUBLIC HEARING AND VOTE FOR NEXT MONTH.

Tuesday, July 29 at 5:30 p.m.

Lee County Administration Building

2115 Second St., Fort Myers

Wednesday, July 30 at 5:30 p.m.

Cape Coral-Lee County Library

921 SW 39th Terrace, Cape Coral Return to index of stories...


SEN RUBIO MOBILE OFFICE HOURS-ONCAM, CG


SENATOR MARCO RUBIO WILL HAVE STAFF MEMBERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THIS WEEK.

THEY CAN HELP WITH A WIDE RANGE OF ISSUES INCLUDING PROBLEMS WITH SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, AND VETERANS AFFAIRS.

TOMORROW THE COLLIER COUNTY OFFICE WILL BE STAFFED FROM 12-1. HEAD TO THE MARCO ILSAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CONFERENCE ROOM ON NOTH COLLIER BOULEVARD.

FROM 2:30 TO 3:30 THERE WILL BE STAFFERS AT THE LEHIGH ACRES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ON HOMESTEAD ROAD. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES WATER CHANGES-OTS


IF YOU LIVE IN THE CITY OF NAPLES YOU MAY NOTICE A CHANGE IN YOUR WATER COME MONDAY.

THE CITY IS TEMPORARILY CHANGING TO A STRONG DISINFECTANT.

YOU MAY NOTICE A SLIGHT CHANGE IN TASTER, ODOR AND COLOR.

ITS DOESN'T HURT YOU, BUT IF YOUR ON KIDNEY DIALYSIS IT'S BEST TO CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR.

ALSO IF YOU HAVE A FISH TANK, CONTACT A PET STORE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SEWER CLEANING-ONCAM, VO


CREWS IN CAPE CORAL ARE WORKING ON RE-LINING OLD SEWER LINES --

TAKE A LOOK --

THIS IS NEAR THE CAPE CORAL YACHT CLUB.

THIS FLAT, FIBER-GLASS MATERIAL IS NOW WHAT'S INSIDE THE EXISTING SEWER LINES OFF CORAL AVENUE.

NEW PIPING IS MEANT TO CUT DOWN ON THE EXCESS WATER LEAKING OUT OF THE OLD CLAY PIPES.

THE PIPES ARE EXPECTED TO LAST UP TO 50 YEARS

THE PROJECT WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT NEXT MONTH.

A MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT

THAT DOWN THE ROAD COULD MEAN BIG SAVINGS FOR SOME CAPE CORAL

RESIDENTS ON THEIR UTILITY BILLS.

"It will save a lot of money, it saves pumping costs, it save

equipment, the electrical costs for operating the pumps." Bill Sperry,

Engineer, City of Cape Coral

ALL BY RELINING THE EXISTING SEWER LINES IN THIS PORTION OF THE

SOUTHEAST CAPE.

"Relining it?" Cape Coral resident

A PROCESS THAT STARTS WITH THIS LONG FLAT SLEEVE

A TEXTBOOK EXAMPLE OF NEVER JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER

00:01:02 "It's a whole new lined pipe"

IT'S CALLED CURED IN PLACE PIPING-

00:18:34 It's a neat process that it can put a new pipe inside a

pipe." Sperry

ALL MEANT TO STOP THE EXCESS WATER THAT WAS FLOWING INTO THE 40

YEAR OLD CLAY PIPES-

COSTING TAXPAYERS MORE MONEY TO GET IT PUMPED OUT AND TREATED.

22:57:12 "The piping project started here it moved underground

through the exiting pipeline back there and ended up here where it's

expected" to last another 50 years. George Solis

DESPITE MINOR TRAFFIC DISRUPTIONS THROUGH NEIGHBORHOODS

"I've don't think I've ever seen any large commercial vehicles on

this road ever" Cape Coral Resident

THE WORK WHICH COVERS ABOUT 500 HOMES IS DONE QUICK-

AND ALTHOUGH NO EXACT DOLLAR FIGURE HAS BEEN CALCULATED ON SAVINGS

CITY OFFICIALS SAY THEY'VE ALREADY SEEN A LARGE DIFFERENCE IN WATER INTAKE Return to index of stories...


GOLIATH GROUPER-TRX, VOTOPS


THERE'S A NEW PUSH TO LIFT A PROTECTION LAW FOR GOLIATH GROUPER.

CRITICS SAY THE MASSIVE FISH HAVE BECOME SO PLENTIFUL THAT THEY ARE EATING LOBSTER, AND INTERFERING WITH ANGLERS TRYING TO HOOK SMALLER FISH.

THOSE ON THE OTHER SIDE DISAGREE, SAYING HARVESTING THEM COULD DEVASTATE DIVE BUSNIESSES THAT THRIVE ON "ECO-TOURISM." Return to index of stories...


GOLIATH GROUPER-SOTVO


Amy Lesh/Jupiter Dive Center 1:12-1:16

"People say it's in their top five dives when they dive with the Goliaths."

BUTTED TO

"If they started harvesting Goliaths again, the species would be wiped out and we'd be right back where we were."

THE FISH HAS BEEN PROTECTED UNDER LAW SINCE 1990. Return to index of stories...


SOUTH FLORIDA NATIONAL PARK-TRX, ONCAM, VO


NEW THIS MORNING, A NEW REPORT FROM THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE SAYS MORE THAN 2.5 MILLION PEOPLE VISITED THE NATIONAL PARKS IN SOUTH FLORIDA LAST YEAR.

VISITORS SPENT 200- MILLION IN SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

THE REPORT INCLUDES BISCAYNE, EVERGLADES AND DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARKS, ALONG WITH THE BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE.

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK AND BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE EACH HOSTED MORE THAN A MILLION VISITORS LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE FISH KILL-OTS


NEW INFORMATION THIS MORNING ABOUT A LARGE FISH KILL IN THE GULF.

BIOLOGISTS SAY IT'S CAUSED BY RED TID.

PEOPLE HAVE REPORTED THOUSANDS OF DEAD FISH LIKE GROUPER, HOGFISH AND SNAPPER AS WELL AS SEA TURTLES AND CRABS NEAR PASCO COUNTY.

THEY PLAN TO RE-TEST THE WATER TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


NERITA ST. BEACH ACCESS-trxSS


NEW THIS MORNING --

A HEADS UP IF YOU'RE HEADED TO SANIBEL ISLAND THIS WEEK --

STARTING MONDAY -- THE NERITA STREET BEACH ACCESS WILL BE CLOSED.

THE CITY WILL BE DOING SOME MAINTENANCE WORK --

IT WILL BE CLOSED THROUGH AUGUST 8TH.

Nerita Street Beach Access Closed Due to Maintenance Work from July 28th through August 8th

On Monday, July 28, 2014, the City will begin performing maintenance work that will require the closure of the Nerita Street beach dune walkover until August 8, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience experienced due to this necessary repair work. Return to index of stories...


I75 TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX, ONCAM, SS


WE HAVE AN NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT FOR YOU THIS MORNING ---

IF YOU'RE DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE OVER-NIGHT, THIS ONE WILL AFFECT YOU.

I-75 NORTH WILL CLOSE AT 11:00 TONIGHT AT STATE ROAD 78 IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

CREWS WILL BE WORKING ON A PAVING PROJECT.

THERE WILL BE SIGNS WITH DETOURS.

THE ROAD IS EXPECTED TO RE-OPEN AT 5:00AM. Return to index of stories...


MARKET BASKET PROTEST-ONCAM, TRX


PROTESTS CONTINUED SATURDAY OUTSIDE MARKET BASKET IN MASSACHUSETTS.

THEY'RE NOT RALLIES OVER BETTER BENEFITS OR HIGHER PAY.

BUT, INSTEAD, OVER WHO WORKERS AND CUSTOMERS WANT RUNNING THE COMPANY

THEY ARE DEMANDING THE REINSTATEMENT OF THE SUPERMARKET CHAIN'S FORMER C-E-O.

JOHN MORONEY EXPLAINS Return to index of stories...


MARKET BASKET PROTEST-PKG


THE SOUNDS AND SIGHTS OF PROTEST OUTSIDE MARKET BASKET WITH CUSTOMERS STEPPING INTO THE BREECH - DEMANDING THE REINSTATEMENT OF THE ARTHUR T. DEMOULAS, THE SUPERMARKET CHAIN'S OUSTED CEO.

"Don't want to go to Shop And Save or any of them. I don't know where I'm going to go yet, but I know it won't be here until Arthur T is back."

ONE DAY AFTER A MASSIVE RALLY - WHICH ATTRACTED AN ESTIMATED CROWD OF TEN-THOUSAND - MOST OF THEM EMPLOYEES. MARKET BASKET CUSTOMERS RETURNED TO SOME OF THE STORES IN MUCH SMALLER NUMBERS TO CONTINUE THE PROTEST AND SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR WORKERS AND ARTIE T.

"It's been a family tradition in New England, and they have the best prices, the customer service, it's just the best place."

THE UNPRECEDENTED JOB ACTION IS NOW A WEEK OLD.

MANY OF THE STORES AND STORES' SHELVES ARE EMPTY, WITH NO END TO THE BOYCOTT IN SIGHT.

THE COMPANY'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS DID MEET FRIDAY IN BOSTON, SAYING IT WOULD CONSIDER ARTHUR T'S OFFER TO BUY UP THE MAJORITY STOCKS IN MARKET BASKET.

BUT NOTHING HAS BEEN DECIDED AND SOME WORKERS THINK THEY'RE GETTING THE BRUSH OFF FROM COMPANY BIG WIGS LIKE ARTHUR S. DEMOULAS.

"Lot of greed involved. And it's mostly on Arthur S's side.

THE BOARD VOTED TO REAFFIRM ITS SUPPORT FOR FELICIA THORNTON AND JAMES GOOCH, THE COMPANY'S NEW C-E-Os.

MARKET BASKET IS NOW TELLING EMPLOYEES THEY WON'T BE DISCIPLINED IF THEY RETURN TO WORK AND THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE TO MARKET BASKET'S UNMATCHED COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS.

"The shelves are empty. Sales have been going down and I hope this gets resolved because I'm a huge fan and I support Arthur T."

SUPERS:

PKG HIT TIMES:

L/Tewksbury, Massachusetts:02

S/Rhonda Kopacz/Market Basket Customer:14

L/Tewksbury, Massachusetts/Friday:22

S/Pamela Fregeau/Market Basket Customer:37

S/Janet Shine/Market Basket Employee 1:09

S/Kyle White/Market Basket Employee 1:32 Return to index of stories...


MARKET BASKET PROTEST-TAG


JOHN MORONEY REPORTING.

THE BOSTON GLOBE REPORTED THAT BUSINESS AT THE SUPERMARKET CHAIN WAS DOWN ABOUT 70-PERCENT BY THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK. Return to index of stories...


ISRAEL CEASE FIRE-TRX, VOTOPS


DEVELOPING OVERSEAS.

THERE'S WORD OF ANOTHER HUMANITARIAN TRUCE IN GAZA.

BUT IT'S NOT CLEAR WHETHER IT WILL BE OBSERVED BY BOTH SIDES.

HAMAS SAYS IT HAS AGREED TO A 24-HOUR HUMANITARIAN TRUCE AHEAD OF A THREE-DAY HOLIDAY.

ISRAEL HAD OFFERED A TRUCE THAT WOULD CONTINUE THROUGH TODAY, BUT HAMAS REJECTED IT AND BEGAN FIRING MORE ROCKETS INTO ISRAEL.

ISRAEL ISN'T SAYING WHETHER IT WILL HOLD ITS FIRE NOW, BUT A MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAYS ISRAEL WILL CONTINUE TO DEMOLISH HAMAS MILITARY TUNNELS. Return to index of stories...


ALGERIE PLANE CRASH-ONCAM, VO


FRENCH PRESIDENT FRANCOIS HOLLANDE HAS PLEDGED THAT THE BODIES OF THE 118 PEOPLE ON BOARD AN AIR ALGERIE PLANE THAT CRASHED IN MALI WILL BE BROUGHT TO FRANCE.

THE PLANE WAS FLYING FROM BURKINA FASO'S CAPITAL TO ALGIERS WHEN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS LOST CONTACT WITH THE PLANE.

OFFICIALS SAY POOR WEATHER WAS LIKELY THE CAUSE.

THERE WERE 54 FRENCH PASSENGERS ON BOARD.

L/ South of Gossi, Mali:27 Return to index of stories...


COSTA CONCORDIA-TRX, VOTOPS


NEW THIS MORNING.

THE COSTA CONCORDIA'S FINAL VOYAGE IS ALMOST OVER.

THE MASSIVE CRUISE SHIP APPROACHED THE NORTHWESTERN ITALIAN PORT OF GENOA THIS MORNING.

FOUR DAYS AFTER LEAVING THE ISLAND OF GIGLIO.

THE SHIP IS SLOWLY MOVING TOWARD GENOA BY SEVERAL TUG BOATS. WHERE IT IS SET TO BE SCRAPPED.

THE COSTA CONCORDIA CAPSIZED OFF GIGLIO ISLAND MORE THAN TWO YEARS AGO, KILLING 32 PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-1 SHOT


UP NEXT.

WE ARE HEADING BACK TO DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

WHERE'S DOZENS OF FAMILIES ARE GEARING UP FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

IT'S THE 15TH ANNUAL BIG BACKPACK EVENTS.

MY CO ANCHOR CLIFTON FRENCH IS THERE.

REMEMBER YOU CAN GET THE LATEST TOP STORIES, BREAKING UPDATES AND NEWS OF THE DAY ON OUR NBC-2 FACEBOOK PAGE. WE'LL EVEN SHARE VIEWER COMMENTS LIVE ON THE AIR.

YOU CAN ALSO STAY INFORMED BY CHECKING OUT OUR WEBSITE NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


GABRIEL HOUSE BENEFIT-ONCAM, VO


THIS MORNING, THEY ARE CALLING AN EVENT SATURDAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE GABRIAL HOUSE A SUCCESS THIS WEEKEND.

CLOTHES MENTOR IN NAPLES AND FORT MYERS HELD A SIDEWALK SALE SATURDAY.

FOR 20 BUCKS, PEOPLE FILLED A BAG IT WITH AS MANY ITEMS AS THEY COULD FIT.

THE MONEY RAISED ALL WENT TO THE GABRIAL HOUSE--AN ORGANIZATION THAT HELPS ABANDONED CHILDREN WITH MEDICAL NEEDS. Return to index of stories...


GABRIEL HOUSE BENEFIT-SOTVO


TAKE SOT

21:54:46-57

"a lot of these kids come from impoverished countries. They're abandoned by their families and sadly these orphanages there just let them die."

THE GABRIEL HOUSE KEEPS THE CHILDREN, GETS THEM MEDICAL HELP AND EVENTAULLY GETS THEM ADOPTED. Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE BASEBALL CAMP-CGTOPS


THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE YOUTH BASEBALL CAMP STARTS THIS WEEK.

IT'S FOR AGES 9 TO 12.

THE CAMP STARTS ON TUESDAY AND RUNS THROUGH THURESDAY.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO REGISTER -- CALL THE NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN. Return to index of stories...


ROLLER HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP-trxVOTOPS


TODAY'S THE LAST DAY OF THE ROLLER HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS!

AND YOU CAN GET IN FOR FREE!

IT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST HOCKEY EVENTS IN NORTH AMERICA.

MORE THAN 300 TEAMS -- FROM AROUND THE WORLD -- ARE COMPETING AT GERMAIN ARENA.

SOME ATHLETES ARE AS YOUNG AS 4!

GAMES START AT 10 THIS MORNING AND RUN UNTIL 10 TONIGHT.

Public invited, free admission to July 26 North American Roller Hockey Championships Pro games at Germain Arena--

There is no admission and games begin at 10 a.m. and run throughout the day until 10 p.m.

NARHC LAST WEEKEND

IT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST HOCKEY EVENTS IN NORTH AMERICA.

THE ONLY THING MISSING -- IS THE ICE.

MORE THAN 300 TEAMS-- FROM AROUND THE WORLD -- ARE COMPETING AT GERMAIN ARENA.

SOME ATHLETES ARE AS YOUNG AS FOUR-YEARS-OLD!

THE ROLLER HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS LAST THROUGH THE 27TH. Return to index of stories...


INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY-CGTOPS


AND LOOKING AHEAD.

TUESDAY IS INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY, AND THE NAPLES ZOO IS CELEBRATING!

HEAD THERE FROM 9 TO 5 AND TAKE PART IN LIVE PRESENTATIONS AND ACTIVITIES. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


FORECAST OPEN Return to index of stories...


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.

Our rain chances will start to free fall later today, but we'll still have some spotty downpours to track through our Sunday morning, particularly for areas close to the coast.

Some of this rian may be quite heavy and slow moving, meaning we could see the rain totals add up quickly.

Aside from a few downpours and storms around this morning, expect a mostly sunny and warm start to the day.

The highest rain chances will shift deeper inland through the day, so most of us over Charlotte, Lee, and Collier County should see a relatively dry and sunny afternoon. However, for Glades and Hendry County, we'll likely have a few storms around this afternoon.

Temperatures will be quite hot again today with highs aimed for the low to mid 90s.

As we start the upcoming week, we're in store for a little break from the rainy season pattern. Monday and Tuesday will be mostly dry and sunny with temperatures peaking in the low to mid 90s during the afternoon. A few spots of rain may develop in the morning, but all in all, our rain chances will stay pretty low.

Moisture starts building back into Southwest Florida by Wednesday, and a few showers may even develop as early as Wednesday morning.

TROPICAL UPDATE

A disorganized tropical wave in the far eastern Atlantic may have a better chance of developing in a few days as it moves west into the open Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center gives this feature a 40% chance of developing within the next five days. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON: HARBORSIDE BACKPACK-2 SHOT, EANIBOXES


IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE AUGUST IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNED AND SCHOOL WILL START IN 3 WEEKS FOR THOUSANDS OF KIDS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THIS MORNING -- ONE LOCAL GROUP IS HELPING TO MAKE SURE NEEDY FAMILES HAVE WHAT THEY NEED FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

VOLUNTEERS WILL HAND OUT THOUSANDS OF BACKPACKS FULL OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES TODAY.

OUR CO-ANCHOR CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE AT THE HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER WHERE THE EVENT IS JUST ABOUT TO START -- CLIFF. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON: HARBORSIDE BACKPACK-LIVE


ADLIB

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KKNOW --

THE EVENT IS FOR CHILDREN 5-12.

DOORS OPEN AT 11:00 AND THE EVENT RUNS UNTIL 3 THIS AFTERNOON.

THERE WILL BE ENTERTAINMENT, HAIRCUTS, FINGERPRINTING.

MORE THAN 50 VENDORS. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON: HARBORSIDE BACKPACK-VO


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CLIFTON: HARBORSIDE BACKPACK-SOTVO


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TEASE FIVE-1 SHOT


YOUR TIME NOW IS.

A GROUP OF FLORIDA STUDENTS TEAM TOGETHER TO GIVE ONE SIX YEAR OLD BOY A CHANCE AT A NEW LIFE.

STUDENT: our whole team has been impacted just seeing the emotion, and being able to help someone with engineering, as opposed to working with cold machines.

THAT STORY IS NEXT.

BUT FIRST HERE'S A PREVIEW OF WHAT'S UP NEXT ON TODAY'S MEET THE PRESS.

MEET THE PRESS Return to index of stories...


TZ BIONIC ARM-SOTVO


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TZ5 MEET THE PRESS-SOT


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BIONIC ARM-1SH-PUSH, TRX


GOOD MORNING.

TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

A FLORIDA MOM LOOKING FOR A SOLUTION TO AID HER DISABLED SON REACHES OUT FOR HELP ONLINE.

AND FOUND HELP IN AN UNEXPECTED WAY.

NBC'S KERRY SANDERS REPORTS HOW A GROUP OF COLLEGE STUDENTS MADE A DIFFERENCE. Return to index of stories...


BIONIC ARM-PKG


NAT:

"THIS ONE IS A COOL ONE."

SIX-YEAR-OLD ALEX PRING WAS BORN THIS WAY.

HIS PARENTS SAY HE'S ALWAYS COPED AND SURPRISED THEM WITH WHAT HE COULD DO.

NAT:

MOM SAYS: YOU WANT STRAWBERRY LEMONADE?

BUT IF HE COULD GET A PROSTHETIC RIGHT ARM WITH A HAND, THEY FIGURED HE COULD DO SO MUCH MORE.

NAT:

"IT'S LIKE THREADING A NEEDLE."

INSURANCE WOULDN'T COVER HIS BIRTH DEFECT. SO ALEX'S PARENTS TRIED TO BUILD HIM A NEW ARM WITH A KIT THEY FOUND ON THE INTERNET.

SOT MOM:

"I WAS THINKING HE WAS GOING TO PUT IT UP SOMETHING LIKE THAT. A TINY HAND ON A TINY ARM.

FRUSTRATED WITH WHAT LOOKED LIKE A TOY.

ALYSON WROTE A DESPERATE EMAIL: "NEED A BRILLIANT MIND"

AND SHE FOUND JUST THAT.

WITH SOME ENGINEERING STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA.

TOGETHER, USING THEIR NEWLY LEARNED SKILLS AND A THREE-D PRINTER.

NAT:DRILLING

IN JUST SIX WEEKS,

NAT:FILING THE PLASTIC

THEY HAD SOMETHING.

JUST FOR ALEX.

PRICELESS.

NAT: PLAYING BALL OUTSIDE

FOR A DAD AND SON NOW PLAYING BALL TOGETHER.

NAT: PLAYING BALL

SOT DAD AND KERRY IN YARD:

DAD SAYS: I'M HAPPY. JUST SO HAPPY.

KERRY ASKS: YOU DIDN'T THINK YOU'D GET A CHANCE TO PLAY BALL WITH YOUR SON LIKE THIS?

DAD SAYS: NOT LIKE THIS. NO!

AND FOR A MOTHER,

ALEX HUGS HIS MOM AND SAYS:

"I LOVE YOU."

WHAT SHE NEVER HAD UNTIL NOW.

SOT MOM:

"I CRIED THE FIRST TIME HE GAVE A HUG BECAUSE THAT'S SOMETHING YOU NEVER THINK WOULD HAPPEN."

NATS

STUDENT: OUR WHOLE TEAM HAS BEEN IMPACTED JUST SEEING THE EMOTION, AND BEING ABLE TO HELP SOMEONE WITH ENGINEERING, AS OPPOSED TO WORKING WITH COLD MACHINES.

SANDERS STANDUP:

AT 350-HUNDRED-DOLLARS TO MAKE THIS ARM, THIS COULD BE A MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS FOR THESE STUDENTS. INSTEAD, THEY'RE TAKING THE PLANS AND PUTTING THEM ON THE INTERNET FOR EVERYONE.

NATS

AND FOR THE ENGINEERING STUDENTS, AN EARLY LESSON HOW THEIR IDEAS CAN HAVE IMPACT.

SOT:

ALEX SAYS THANK YOU.

STUDENT SAYS MY PLEASURE. YOU'VE GOT A STRONG GRIP.

ALEX IS THRILLED. BUT REMEMBER AT SIX-YEARS OLD, THERE ARE SOMETHINGS THAT ARE EVEN MORE IMPORTANT.

SOT:

KERRY ASKS: ARE YOU HAPPY?

ALEX SAYS: SO HAPPY I CAN GET SOME ICE CREAM. LAUGHTER.

AND ALEX, WITH HIS NEW ARM, DID JUST THAT.

KERRY SANDERS, NBC NEWS ORLANDO.

SUPERS:

1. ALBERT MANERO

UCF FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR

2. KERRY SANDERS

NBC NEWS

3. KERRY SANDERS

ORLANDO, FLORIDA Return to index of stories...


KEYS TURTLE CAM-TRX, VOTOPS


GREAT VIDEO TO SHARE WITH YOU HERE FROM THE FLORIDA KEYS.

CHECK THIS OUT, IT SHOWS 100 BABY SEA TURTLES HATCHING LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.

THE LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLES HATCHED AND MADE THEIR WAY TO THE OCEAN.

THE THREE-INCH-LONG BABIES WILL GROW TO ABOUT THREE FEET IN LENGTH.

THE WEBCAM IS PART OF EFFORTS IN THE KEYS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE NEED TO PROTECT SEA TURTLES. Return to index of stories...


TS LOCAL BEACHES BACTERIA-TRX, VOTOPS


TAKING A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES --

MORE THAN A DOZEN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BEACHES COULD MAKE YOU SICK.

RESEARCHERS FROM THE NATURAL RESOURCE DEFENSE COUCIL SAY THERE'S TOO MUCH BACTERIA.

NUMBERS SHOW SEVEN BEACHES IN COLLIER, FIVE IN LEE, AND SIX IN CHARLOTTE ALL HAVE HIGHER THAN NORMAL LEVELS OF BACTERIA. Return to index of stories...


TS LEHIGH POSSIBLE STABBING-SSTOPS, VO


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES HAVE BLOCKED OFF AN AREA AROUND SUNSHINE BLVD AND 29TH STREET SOUTHWEST.

WE'RE HEARING THERE COULD HAVE BEEN A MULTIPLE STABBING AND THE SUSPECT COULD BE RUNNING AROUND THE AREA WITH A LARGE KNIFE.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE WILL NOT TELL US WHAT IS HAPPENING THERE -- AND WILL NOT CONFIRM ANY INFORMATION.

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TS TRACY PERKINS MEETING-SS-VO TOPS


A MEETING IS SET FOR TOMORROW IN FORT MYERS BETWEEN SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER MARY FISCHER AND THE LEE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT.

THE TWO WILL BE TALKING ABOUT TRACY PERKINS --THE CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL WHO STEPPED DOWN TWO WEEKS AGO.

PERKINS SAYS SHE SUFFERED MONTHS OF BULLYING AND HARRASMENT, AFTER SHE FIRED THE SCHOOL'S HEAD FOOTBALL COACH, LAST YEAR.

SHE SAYS, COLLEAGUES QUESTIONED HER COMMITMENT TO THEM AND THE DISTRICT. Return to index of stories...


TS BACKPACK EVENT-C GTOPS


THERE IS A BIG EVENT TODAY AT THE HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER TO HELP YOUR KIDS START THINKING ABOUT BACK TO SCHOOL.

INFLATABLE BOUNCE HOUSES, FREE HAIRCUTS, EYE EXAMS, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND MUCH MORE IS HAPPENING FROM 11-3.

ALSO KIDS AGES 5-12 WILL RECEIVE A FREE BACKPACKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES. Return to index of stories...


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