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HLB collier teen killed-trxSS SALVATION ARMY DONATED PLAYGROUND-OC, VO
HLD weather headline-trxWX CNTR SALVATION ARMY DONATED PLAYGROUND-SOTVO
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO JIM-2SH, TRN, OBX FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
LEE COUNTY INTERNAL AFFAIRS REPORT-CAM99-RTR1 JAMMERS BASKETBALL PLAYER-2 SHOT
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LEE COUNTY INTERNAL AFFAIRS REPORT-CAM99-RTR1 JAMMERS BASKETBALL PLAYER-2 SHOT
LEE COUNTY INTERNAL AFFAIRS REPORT-OC, BNR HAMMON STADIUM RENOVATION-OC, VO
TOSS TO BRYAN-OC, MAP-FLY SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
CCSO CRIME VAN ARSON-REM-7 SPORTS
CCSO CRIME VAN ARSON-BNR-PKG DUSTIN JOHNSON SUSPENDED-VO OFF TOP
CCSO CRIME VAN ARSON-REM-7 DUSTIN JOHNSON SUSPENDED-ON CAM
COLLIER TEEN KILLED IN CRASH-(3) SS HENKE BERG GIRLS-VOTOPS
BONITA SPRINGS ROBBERY-(2) SS HENKE BERG GIRLS-SOT
CONGRESSIONAL MAP REDRAW-trxOC HENKE BERG GIRLS-CGTOPS
RAUSCHENBERG ESTATE-OC, VO, OC HENKE BERG BOYS-VOTOPS
TAX FREE SCHOOL WEEKEND-OC, VIDBOX HENKE BERG BOYS-SOT
DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS PARKING-OC, VO HENKE BERG BOYS-CGTOPS
DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS PARKING-SOTVO HENKE BERG JUNIORS-VOTOPS
LEE CO MILLAGE RATE-OC HENKE BERG JUNIORS-SOT
CHARLOTTE HARBOR ROBBERY-OC, VO HENKE BERG JUNIORS-CGTOPS
CHARLOTTE HARBOR ROBBERY-SOTVO FGCU AVE MARIA-VOTOPS
GODCHARLES MURDER ANNIVERSARY-OC, SS, VO SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
CHILD PORN ARREST-OC, SS BREAK TWO
TEENS TEXTING WHILE WALKING-OC, VO AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
TEENS TEXTING WHILE WALKING-SOTVO 11 PM TEASE-OC, VO
LIONFISH REGULATIONS-OC, VIDBOX LOVE THAT DRESS-OC, VO
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT LOVE THAT DRESS-SOTVO
TZ1 A) jammers basketball player-SOTVO DOLPHIN RESCUE-(3) SS
TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC CLOSE-4SHOT


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A LEE COUNTY DEPUTY OFF THE JOB.

HE ADMITS HE ABUSED HIS AUTHORITY TO ACCESS PERSONAL INFORMATION ON HIS FUTURE WIFE, CO-WORKERS, AND EVEN ME.

AN NBC-2 INVESTIGATION EVERYONE WITH A DRIVER'S LICENSE NEEDS TO SEE. Return to index of stories...


HLB collier teen killed-trxSS


A NAPLES TEEN IS DEAD AFTER A NIGHT OUT WITH FRIENDS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE DRIVER WHO HIT THEM WAS SPEEDING AND DRUNK. Return to index of stories...


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TOSS TO JIM-2SH, TRN, OBX


A LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY IS OFF THE JOB TONIGHT, AFTER LOOKING UP INFORMATION ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE *NOT IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW.

FORMER DEPUTY STEVEN COLES RESIGNED DURING AN INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATION.

HE ADMITTED TO USING LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES TO LOOK UP PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT HIS CO-WORKERS, A FORMER GIRLFRIEND, HIS FIANCEE'S EX-HUSBAND; AND ME.

THE NBC2 INVESTIGATORS HAVE BEEN TRACKING ABUSE OF THIS SYSTEM FOR MORE THAN 6 MONTHS NOW.

JIM SPIEWAK JOINS US WITH DETAILS ON THIS LATEST DEVELOPMENT. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY INTERNAL AFFAIRS REPORT-CAM99-RTR1


KELLIE; THIS SHOULD BE CONCERNING TO ANYONE WITH A DRIVER'S LICENSE - BECAUSE ALL OF US ARE INCLUDED IN THIS DATABASE.

IT'S ONLY SUPPOSED TO BE ACCESSED FOR PROFESSIONAL REASONS; BUT TONIGHT - WE'VE LEARNED STEVEN COLES WAS USING IT FOR A WHOLE LOT MORE. Return to index of stories...


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SOT - Sheriff Mike Scott - LCSO / 00:04:24 it leaves us embarrassed and disgusted and disappointed. 00:04:28

AN NBC2 INVESTIGATION SPARKS AN INTERNAL INVESTGATION AT THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

SOT - Sheriff Mike Scott - LCSO // 00:07:58 he knew better and he willfully time after time after time did this. 00:08:17

FORMER DEPUTY STEVEN COLES ADMITTED TO ACCESSING THE STATE'S D.A.V.I.D. SYSTEM FOR PERSONAL USE.

THE DRIVER AND VEHICLE INFORMATION DATABASE HOLDS PHOTOS, NAME CHANGES, ADDRESSES - EVEN THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF LICSENSED FLORIDA DRIVERS.

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THE I-A REPORT SHOWS THAT COLES LOOKED UP 21 CURRENT AND PAST SHERIFF'S OFFICE EMPLOYEES, 19 OF WHICH WERE FEMALE.

HE DID A SEARCH FOR ALL WHITE FEMALES NAMED ASHLEY, AGED 21 - 24, LIVING IN LEE COUNTY.

HE LOOKED UP A FORMER GIRL FRIEND MORE THAN A DOZEN TIMES.

AND TOGETHER HE SEARCHED HIS FIANCE AND FIANCE'S EX-HUSBAND 13 TIMES.

ALL WITHOUT LEGAL REASON.

SOT - Sheriff Mike Scott - LCSO // 00:01:18 those would probably be my two words to describe it.disappointment and disgust. 00:01:22

USED PRIMARILY BY LAW ENFORCEMENT; ALL OFFICERS HAVE ACCESS;

miami officer shouting during officer stop.

AND SOME HAVE ABUSED IT, AS THIS FLORIDA STATE TROOPER DISCOVERED.

IN 2011, DONNA WATTS ARRESTED A MIAMI POLICE OFFICER FOR SPEEDING.

officer being lead out of cruiser

AS VIDEO OF THE ARREST WENT VIRAL, MORE THAN 100 POLICE OFFICERS STATE-WIDE ACCESSED HER INFORMATION THROUGH DAVID.

SHORTLY THEREAFTER; FLORIDA'S ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI LEARNED MEMBERS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT SEARCHED HER.

THAT'S WHEN WE BEGAN OUR OWN INVESTIGATION; LEARNING THE D-M-V HAS SEEN AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF ABUSE CASES.

FROM 67 IN 2011, TO

75 CASES IN 2012.

133 CASES IN 2013.

AND SO FAR THIS YEAR - 81 REPORTS OF ABUSE.

SOT - Sheriff Mike Scott - LCSO // 00:03:54 if he didn't resign were you prepared to fire him? Absolutely, absolutely without hesitation, that is an inexcusable abuse. 00:04:02

COLES DIDN'T ANSWER WHEN WE STOPPED AT HIS HOME.

BUT A NEIGHBOR SAYS THERE HAS TO BE MORE TO THE STORY.

SOT - Lynn Sisti-Sommer - Neighbor of Coles // 00:22:08 so do you think this is a bad rap that he's getting? Yes I honestly do because knowing Steve there's got to be a reason behind it, he just does not waste his time. 00:22:21 Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY INTERNAL AFFAIRS REPORT-CAM99-RTR1


COLES HAS BEEN SUSPENDED TWICE IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

IF THEY DECIDE TO, A STATE APPOINTED CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMISSION CAN REVOKE HIS LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATE.

COLES IS THE THIRD TO BE DISCIPLINED SINCE OUR INVESTIGATION BEGAN. A COLLIER DEPUTY WAS FIRED, AND A SANIBEL POLICE OFFICER WAS SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY.

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LEE COUNTY INTERNAL AFFAIRS REPORT-OC, BNR


ANYONE WITH A FLORIDA DRIVER'S LICENSE CAN FILE A REQUEST TO SEE WHO'S ACCESSED THEIR INFORMATION.

HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE NBC-2.COM; TO FIND OUT HOW AND WHERE TO SEND YOUR REQUEST. Return to index of stories...


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A CRIME SCENE VAN TURNED INTO ITS OWN CRIME SCENE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

DETECTIVES SAY SOMEONE SET THE VAN ON FIRE ON PURPOSE IN THE ORANGE TREE COMMUNITY.

NBC2'S BRYAN ANDERSON LEARNED IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG TO FIND A SUSPECT. Return to index of stories...


CCSO CRIME VAN ARSON-REM-7


A VIEWER SENT A TIP TO THE NBC2 FACEBOOK PAGE ABOUT THE OVERNIGHT SCENE.

WHEN WE GOT HERE THE TORCHED CSI VAN WAS GONE, BUT WHAT THE FIRE LEFT BEHIND IS STILL CLEAR AS DAY. Return to index of stories...


CCSO CRIME VAN ARSON-BNR-PKG


Carmen Rosario, neighbor-:38

Steve Summers, neighbor -:49

A DUI CHARGE COULDN'T KEEP COLTON SMITH IN JAIL FOR LONG OR OUT OF TROUBLE.

LAST SUNDAY DEPUTIES SAY THEY CAUGHT HIM SPEEDING DRUNK.

NOW HE'S BACK BEHIND BARS.THIS TIME ACCUSED OF ARSON!

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STEVE SUMMERS, NEIGHBOR

19:55:04

I'm thinking what's going on?

NEIGHBORS IN THE ORANGE TREE COMMUNITY SAY THEY WOKE UP TO A SHERIFF'S OFFICE HELICOPTER CIRCLING OVERHEAD.

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CARMEN ROSARIO, NEIGHBOR

19:53:30

Was it low to the ground?

Yes.

STEVE SUMMERS TELLS US HE GOT OUT OF BED TO EMERGENCY LIGHTS FLASHING INTO HIS HOME.

THEY WERE COMING FROM DEPUTIES PATROL CARS ACROSS THE STREET.

THAT'S WHERE INVESTIGATORS SAY A CSI VAN WAS ON FIRE.

CHARRING THE DRIVEWAY WHERE IT WAS PARKED.

SUMMERS AND HIS NEIGHBOR CARMEN ROSARIO SAY THEY

HAD NO IDEA.

---SOT---

CARMEN

19:54:09-:14

Scary because I was locking my doors because I'm scared. I said "I'm going to check the door."

BUTT TO

SUMMERS

19:56:42

Everything seems suspicious.

AND WHEN SUMMERS ASKED SOMEONE ON SCENE, HE SAYS THEY KEPT HIM IN THE DARK.

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SUMMERS

19:55:29-:35

He goes 'Well you could say that there was a fire involved.' I said 'What happened?' He goes 'I can't say anymore than that. I can't tell you.'"

DEPUTIES SAY THEY FOUND COLTON SMITH RIDING A BIKE NEARBY.

ACCORDING TO HIS ARREST REPORT HE WAS SOAKED IN FUEL.

HE TOLD DEPUTIES QUOTE "I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY." Return to index of stories...


CCSO CRIME VAN ARSON-REM-7


INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY'RE TRYING TO FIND OUT IF SMITH SET TWO OTHER SMALL BRUSH FIRES IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

ACCORDING TO HIS ARREST REPORT, HE LIVES IN VALENCIA LAKES RIGHT NEXT DOOR.

BUT FOR NOW, HE'S LIVING IN A JAIL CELL.

WE'RE LIVE IN COLLIER COUNTY, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER TEEN KILLED IN CRASH-(3) SS


A COLLIER COUNTY TEENAGER IS DEAD AFTER A FOUR CAR CRASH CAUSED BY A SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER.

16 YEAR OLD DYLAN HEISTON WAS RIDING IN A JEEP WITH FRIENDS. WHEN A DRIVER RAN A RED LIGHT AND CAUSED A CHAIN REACTION.

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT ON LOGAN BOULEVARD AND PINE RIDGE ROAD IN NAPLES.

THESE ARE PICTURES FROM OUR NEWS PARTNERS AT NAPLES DAILY NEWS.

DYLAN DIED IN THE CRASH. HE'S ON THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN.

HE WAS RIDING WITH 19 YEAR OLD DOMINIC HEISTON. WHO WAS ALSO INJURED.

DOMINIC IS IN GOOD CONDITION AT LEE MEMORIAL.

THE SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER IS 21 YEAR OLD JUSTINO CIRONE.

WE ARE TOLD CHARGES ARE PENDING. Return to index of stories...


BONITA SPRINGS ROBBERY-(2) SS


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR VIOLENT ROBBERS WITH EXPENSIVE TASTE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THREE MEN BROKE INTO A HOME IN "THE PELICAN LANDING" A GATED NEIGHBORHOOD IN BONITA SPRINGS.

THE COUPLE WOKE UP TO THE MEN STANDING ABOVE THEIR BED.

THE VICTIM TRIED TO FIGHT OFF THE INTRUDERS. HE ENDED UP BEING SHOCKED WITH A STUN GUN.

HE AND HIS WIFE WERE TIED UP AND HELD AT GUNPOINT.

THIS IS WHAT THE THIEVES GOT AWAY WITH.

THE NECKLACE IS MADE OF GOLD AND ELEPHANT HAIR.

THE BRACELET HAS GIRAFFE HAIR WOVEN IN IT.

DETECTIVES SAY THEY'RE WORTH ABOUT 25 THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


CONGRESSIONAL MAP REDRAW-trxOC


A FLORIDA JUDGE IS ORDERING LEGISLATORS BACK TO TALLAHASSEE.

HE'S DEMANDING A SPECIAL SESSION SO THEY CAN DRAW UP NEW CONGRESSIONAL MAPS BY AUGUST FIFTEENTH.

IT COULD IMPACT TWO DISTRICT RACES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

DISTRICT 77 IN CAPE CORAL AND 79 IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDS THE MAPS DRAWN IN 2012.

A JUDGE SAID THE MAPS DRAWN UP IN 2012 ARE ILLEGAL BECAUSE THE BENEFIT THE G-O-P.

ONCE THE NEW MAPS ARE MADE. THE JUDGE WILL DECIDE IF A SPECIAL ELECTION NEEDS TO HAPPEN FOR THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES. Return to index of stories...


RAUSCHENBERG ESTATE-OC, VO, OC


LATE THIS AFTERNOON, A JUDGE RULED IN THE CASE OF HOW MUCH TO PAY THE MEN WATCHING OVER THE ESTATE OF A FAMED ARTIST FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

FRIENDS OF ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG WANTED 60 MILLION DOLLARS FOR GROWING HIS ESTATE SINCE HE DIED IN 2008.

THE RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION SAID THEY SHOULD ONLY GET A COUPLE HUNDRED THOUSAND.

THE JUDGE MET IN THE MIDDLE.AND DECIDED THE FRIENDS WILL SPLIT 24 POINT 6 MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


TAX FREE SCHOOL WEEKEND-OC, VIDBOX


STUDENTS HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL IN A FEW WEEKS.

STARTING TODAY, PARENTS CAN SAVE ON SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND CLOTHES.

THE TAX-FREE WEEKEND RUNS UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY.

Eligible items include clothing, footwear and certain accessories selling for $100 or less and certain school supplies that sell for $15 or less.

Personal computers and certain computer-related accessories are exempt on the first $750 of the sale price when they are purchased for non-commercial home or personal use.

PERSONAL COMPUTERS THAT COST MORE THAN 750 DOLLARS ALSO QUALIFY FOR THE BREAK. Return to index of stories...


DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS PARKING-OC, VO


PARKING IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS COULD GET MORE EXPENSIVE.

THE CITY COUNCIL IS CONSIDERING RAISING THE PRICE FROM 25 CENTS AN HOUR TO 75 CENTS.

THEY'RE ALSO THINKING ABOUT CUTTING DOWN ON THE NUMBER OF FREE SPACES.

THOSE ARE THE ZIP ZONES WHERE PEOPLE CAN PARK FOR FREE FOR TWO HOURS OR LESS.

BUSINESS OWNERS ARE WORRIED THIS WOULD MEAN LESS PEOPLE WILL VISIT DOWNTOWN. Return to index of stories...


DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS PARKING-SOTVO


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Ray Racila/ lawyer

"I have clients who are going to look to try to find a place in the

street, even if I tell them I'll validate their parking. They still

want to park close and so they'll park in the street if they can.

That's with everybody."

THE CITY IS ALSO LOOKING TO INSTALL METERS THAT TAKE CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO MILLAGE RATE-OC


IT LOOKS LIKE COMMISSIONERS WILL NOT RAISE THE MILLAGE RATE TAXES IN LEE COUNTY.

COUNTY MANAGER, ROGER DESJARLAIS, RECOMMENDS THE RATE STAY THE SAME FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

COMMISSIONERS WILL SET THE MAXIMUM RATE ON MONDAY.

THE NOTICES WILL BE SENT TO TO PROPERTY OWNERS AT THE END OF THE MONTH.

THE FINAL RATE WILL BE DECIDED IN SEPTEMBER.

LAST YEAR, THE BOARD RAISED THE MILLAGE RATE TO HELP WITH THE BUDGET DEFICIT. Return to index of stories...


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GODCHARLES MURDER ANNIVERSARY-OC, SS, VO


THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WANTS YOUR HELP TO SOLVE A MURDER CASE.

TWO YEARS AGO TODAY, JOSEPH GODCHARLES WAS DISCOVERED DEAD.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE WAS STABBED SEVERAL TIMES IN HIS BEDROOM.

IT HAPPENED IN THE GATED NEIGHBORHOOD KEY ROYAL VILLAS OFF IMMOKALEE ROAD.

DETECTIVES SAY NOTHING WAS STOLEN FROM HIS HOME. MEANING GODCHARLES COULD HAVE KNOWN HIS KILLER.

IF ANYONE HAS INFORMATION ABOUT HIS DEATH, CONTACT CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN ARREST-OC, SS


A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER IS BACK IN JAIL FOR CHILD PORN.

A FOUR MONTH LONG INVESTIGATION HELPED CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES TRACK DOWN DANIEL PALMER IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

DEPUTIES SAY HE SHARED CHILD PORN FILES THROUGH HIS BEDROOM COMPUTER.

HE'S IN JAIL ON A 250-THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND.

HE WAS ARRESTED IN 2009 ON SIMILAR CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


TEENS TEXTING WHILE WALKING-OC, VO


YOU'VE HEARD OF DISTRACTED DRIVING --

BUT WHAT ABOUT DISTRACTED WALKING?

THE SAFE KIDS ORGANIZATION DID A FIRST OF ITS KIND STUDY ON TEXTING AND WALKING.

A MAJORITY OF THE TEENS IN THE STUDY SAID THEY DIDNT CONSIDER THEIR AGE GROUP AT RISK, AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEENS WE TALKED WITH AGREE. Return to index of stories...


TEENS TEXTING WHILE WALKING-SOTVO


Mackenzie Fraley, Fort Myers Highschool

:33:17 i always think that. Im not going to get hit, Im not going to

hit somebody, nothings going to happen to me. It could!

BUTT SOT

Jennifer Fraley, Fort Myers Mom

:39:43 I told Mackenzie the other day when she was walking to the

stores, always be aware of what's around you. if youre texting, youre

not.

THERE HAVE BEEN DOCUMENTED CASES OF PEOPLE GETTING HEARD OR KILLED BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T PAYING ATTENTION WHILE TEXTING AND WALKING. Return to index of stories...


LIONFISH REGULATIONS-OC, VIDBOX


STARTING TODAY, NEW REGULATIONS WILL HELP GET THE LIONFISH POPULATION UNDER CONTROL.

THE FISH HAVE TAKEN OVER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATERS AND ARE DAMAGING NATIVE WILDLIFE AND HABITAT.

PEOPLE CANNOT IMPORT LIONFISH.

DIVERS ARE ALLOWED TO HUNT FOR THEM WHILE USING A RE-BREATHER.

IT HELPS PEOPLE STAY UNDERWATER LONGER.

THE NEW RULES ALSO ALLOW FOR SPEARFISHING PERMITS IN PLACES WHERE SPEARFISHING WAS ONCE ILLEGAL. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


ALL NEW AT SIX. THE MUST-SEE STORY OF THE DAY.

nats of shot

A YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAM RUN BY THE PUNTA GORDA POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS QUITE A PLAYER.

WE'LL INTRODUCE YOU TO ONE BOY WHO SHOWS US WHAT TRUE SPORTSMANSHIP IS ABOUT.

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SALVATION ARMY DONATED PLAYGROUND-OC, VO


THE SALVATION ARMY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RECEIVED A NEW PLAYGROUND FOR THEIR HOMELESS SHELTER.

VOLUNTEERS FROM BB&T BANK HELPED ASSEMBLE IT THIS AFTERNOON AT THE FORT MYERS SHELTER ON EDISON AVENUE. Return to index of stories...


SALVATION ARMY DONATED PLAYGROUND-SOTVO


Chris Everett"Just because a child is homeless doesn't mean they shouldn't be able to be a child and get out and have fun. And so doing things like this really allows us to give back and really better those communitites and those families while they transition into their next phase in life."

THE IDEA FOR THE PLAYGROUND CAME AFTER SOMEONE NOTICED THE OLD EQUIPMENT WAS RUNDOWN AND NOT SAFE. Return to index of stories...


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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.

INCREASING RAIN CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

Scattered showers and storms again developed in parts of the area Friday, with more activity possible in the evening hours. Temps this evening will fall into the 80s. The activity should again dissipate overnight, with lows in the mid 70s.

More moisture works into the region from the east Saturday, resulting in better rain and storm chances. Much of the morning time frame looks OK, but by afternoon scattered showers and storms will be developing. The coverage of this activity will likely be greater than the past few days. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

Even more moisture moves in on Sunday, with PM rain and storms now looking likely. The best chance for activity will be in the afternoon and early evening hours. Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s.

The increased moisture lingers into Monday as well, with scattered PM showers and storms again developing.

Drier air does work in by midweek, bringing rain and storm chances to more seasonal levels, with highs holding in the low 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're still keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Bertha. Bertha is still a healthy tropical storm, with sustained winds of 50 mph.

The system will roll across the Lesser Antilles tonight and then take aim at Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic over the weekend.

All the forecast guidance is still indicating that Bertha will swing northwestward toward the Bahamas and away from Florida early next week.

Elsewhere, no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


JAMMERS BASKETBALL PLAYER-2 SHOT


FOR THE PAST 13 YEARS, THE PUNTA GORDA POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN OFFERING FREE SUMMER BASKETBALL PROGRAMS FOR KIDS

IT BEGAN AS A WAY TO REACH OUT TO AT RISK CHILDREN.

THE COACHES WILL TELL YOU--- EVERY NOW AND THEN A KID COMES THROUGH THE PROGRAM THAT TEACHES THEM A THING OR TWO.

NBC2'S CHRIS GILMORE PICKS UP OUR STORY. Return to index of stories...


JAMMERS BASKETBALL PLAYER-BNR-PKG


11 YEAR OLD COLE AND DYLAN BISSONETTE ARE ABOUT AS CLOSE AS TWO BROTHERS CAN BE.

THEY'RE TWINS, BORN JUST TWO MINUTES APART.

THEY HAVE SIMILAR INTERESTS ---SCHOOL​, VIDEO GAMES

AND​. THEY GET ON EACH OTHERS NERVES.

sound supporting the statement about getting on each other's nerves.

BUT THERE'S ONE THING THAT REALLY BRINGS THE TWO TOGETHER

BASKETBALL.

WITH THAT IN MIND, MOM NAOMI SIGNED THE TWO UP FOR THE PUNTA GORDA POLICE JAMMERS SUMMER LEAGUE.

AT A GAME 2 WEEKS AGO, COLE DID SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE CONSIDER NORMAL.

SOUNDS FROM GAME

COLE SCORED A POINT. HIS FIRST ONE EVER.

04:03:48-53

"I had a feeling he would make one because that's all he would talk about."

YOU SEE, THERE'S ONE BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWINS.

NEED SOMEONE SAYING HE HAS CEREBRAL PALSY. MOM?

COLE'S CONDITION SEVERELY LIMITS THE USE OF HIS LEFT SIDE AND CAUSES SEIZURES.

04:47:23-26

"It's very hard."

BUT IT D ​OESN'T STOP HIM FROM WANTING TO PLAY BASKETBALL.

04:34:32-36

"I did not want to sit on the bench, I wanted to get in there and make a shot."

HE DIDN'T SCORE ON HIS FIRST ATTEMPT OR HIS SECOND.

04:35:39-46

"I was almost. I was close to making the first shot and the 5th shot, I made it."

​THEN. ​COLE HAD HIS MOMENT. AND THE CROWD WENT WILD.

04:34:05-08

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JAMMERS BASKETBALL PLAYER-2 SHOT


COLE AND DYLAN'S TEAM WILL BE TAKING PART IN THE JAMMERS TOURNAMENT THAT STARTS TOMORROW.

COLE SAYS HE PLANS ON SCORING IN THAT GAME TOO. Return to index of stories...


HAMMON STADIUM RENOVATION-OC, VO


LAST NIGHT, THE MIRACLE PLAYED THEIR LAST GAME OF THE SEASON IN HAMMOND STADIUM.

THEY'LL MOVE TO JETBLUE PARK FOR THE REST OF THEIR GAMES.

THE MOVE IS SO WORKERS CAN COMPLETE RENOVATING THE STADIUM.

WORK WILL CONTINUE AT THE LEE COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX UNTIL NEXT YEAR'S SPRING TRAINING SEASON.

THE NEXT ROUND OF CONSTRUCTION WILL INCLUDE UPGRADED CONCOURSES, IMPROVED CONCESSIONS, AND BATHROOMS. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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DUSTIN JOHNSON SUSPENDED-VO OFF TOP


A DAY AFTER HE SAID HE WAS TAKING SOME TIME TO ADDRESS SOME PERSONAL ISSUES.

GOLF-DOT-COM WAS FIRST TO REPORT THAT DUSTIN JOHNSON HAS BEEN SUSPENDED BY THE PGA TOUR FOR 6 MONTHS.FOR A 3RD FAILED DRUG TEST.

THE PGA TOUR IS NOT COMMENTING. Return to index of stories...


DUSTIN JOHNSON SUSPENDED-ON CAM


IF IT'S 6 MONTHS.JOHNSON WON'T BE ABLE TO PLAY AGAIN UNTIL 2015.

WE ASKED THE TOUR ABOUT DECEMBER'S FRANKLIN TEMPLETON SHOOTOUT. A TOUR SANCTIONED EVENT. THEY HAVE NOT RESPONDED BACK AT THIS HOUR. Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG GIRLS-VOTOPS


THEY SCHEDULE 54 HOLES TO DECIDE THE GIRLS DIVISION OF THE HENKE-BERG JUNIOR MASTERS. THEY NEEDED 58!!!

THAT'S BECAUSE FORMER CHAMP BRITTANY SHIN BIRDIES HOLE 54 TO TIE SYDNEY SCHRADER AND FORCE A THREE-HOLE PLAYOFF.

THEY PLAYED THREE MORE. WERE STILL TIED. SHRADER HIT THE FLAG STICK WITH HER APPROACH ON THE FOURTH PLAYOFF HOLE. THEN MAKES THIS BIRDIE TO WIN. Return to index of stories...


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HENKE BERG GIRLS-CGTOPS


SHRADER OF NAPLES WINS IN THE FOUR HOLE PLAYOFF OVER SHIN FROM CAPE CORAL.

HALLI-ANNE HOBSON OF FORT MYERS FINISHED 3RD. SHOT 79 TODAY. Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG BOYS-VOTOPS


LANDON WEBER AND MARTIN JENSEN WERE TIED WITH TWO HOLES TO PLAY IN THE BOYS 16-18 DIVISION.

THEY FINISHED ON THE FRONT NINE. AFTER JENSEN BOGIED THE EIGHTH. WEBER WITH THE BIG PAR TO GO UP BY ONE.

THEN AFTER HITTING IT THROUGH SOME TREES ONTO THE GREEN AT NINE. WEBER MAKES ANOTHER PAR TO WIN BY ONE.

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HENKE BERG BOYS-SOT


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HENKE BERG BOYS-CGTOPS


HERE'S THE TOP 5 OF THE FIELD OF 22.

WEBER WINS BY 1.

COLE CONNOR OF FORT MYERS.NAPLES ERIC GRIMES AND PORT CHARLOTTE'S TATE SMITH.FINISH 3RD.4TH AND 5TH RESPECTIVELY. Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG JUNIORS-VOTOPS


BLAKE WHEELER HAD THINGS A LITTLE EASIER IN THE BOYS 13-15 DIVISION.

WHEELER WAS ON TOP OF HIS GAME AGAIN. NICE CHIP AT THE SECOND. HE'D GET A PAR THERE.

THEN WHEELER. FINISHING THE JOB AT THE FINAL HOLE.

HE WINS BY DOUBLE-DIGITS AT THREE OVER PAR. Return to index of stories...


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HENKE BERG JUNIORS-CGTOPS


THE 14-YEAR OLD WHEELER HAD THE BEST 3-DAY TOTAL OF ANYONE IN THE FIELD. IT LEAD TO THE 11-SHOT WIN.

FORT MYERS' REYNOLDS AND NAPLES' TAYLOR.FINISHED TIED FOR 2ND. Return to index of stories...


FGCU AVE MARIA-VOTOPS


THERE IS A REASON I FOLLOW KEN KAVANAGH ON TWITTER.

THE FGCU ATHLETIC DIRECTOR KEEPS TWEETING ADDITIONS TO THE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE.

THE EAGLE MEN WILL ONCE AGAIN HOST AVE MARIA.

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SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


TWINS AND WHITE SOX IN CHICAGO TONIGHT.

CHRIS SALE TRYING TO IMPROVE HIS RECORD TO 11-AND 1. Return to index of stories...


BREAK TWO


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AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-OC, VO


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LOVE THAT DRESS-OC, VO


TICKETS FOR "LOVE THAT DRESS" GO ON SALE TODAY.

ITS AN EVENT WHERE YOU CAN GO SHOPPING -- WHILE HELPING THE PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS.

THE CENTER OFFERS COUNSELING FOR GIRLS WHO FACE HARDSHIPS LIKE FOSTER CARE OR ABUSE.

800 WOMEN ARE EXPECTED TO BUY THOUSANDS OF NEW AND GENTLY WORN DRESSES.

THE DRESSES ARE SOLD AT MUCH LOWER PRICES.

TICKETS FOR THE EVENT ARE 30 DOLLARS.

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Meg Geltner, executive director of pace center for girls.

:14

"By honoring that female spirit.it's our premiere event of the year. "

THE GOAL THIS YEAR IS TO RAISE 135-HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR THE CENTER.

THEY ARE COLLECTING DRESSES RIGHT NOW.

LOVE THAT DRESS IS AUGUST 27TH AT THE EMBASSY SUITES IN ESTERO.

FOR A LIST OF PLACES YOU CAN DROP OFF DRESSES AND TO BUY YOUR TICKET-- GO TO OUR WEBSITE NBC-2.COM Return to index of stories...


DOLPHIN RESCUE-(3) SS


WE JUST GOT PICTURES OF A DOLPHIN RESCUED OFF OUR COAST.

THE DOLPHIN WAS FOUND IN A SMALL LAKE NORTHWEST OF EVERGLADES CITY.

20 VOLUNTEERS HELPED RESCUE HIM ON THURSDAY.

CREWS HAD TO USE AIRBOATS AND TRAVEL THROUGH SEVERAL CANALS TO REACH IT.

BEFORE IT WAS RELEASED, RESEARCHERS TAGGED IT SO THEY CAN TRACK HIS PROGRESS. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


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