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ANCHOR SUPERS GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH
DIRECTORS PAGE FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL
HL1) FORECAST-TRX-WX GFX BORDER BILL-VO
HL2) CONGRESSIONAL MAPPING-TRX-VO EBOLA SETUP-trxSOT TC MON RVL
HL3) TAX FREE SHOPPING-TRX-VO EBOLA SWFL HOSPITALS-PKG
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP EBOLA: DON'T WORRY-VO
GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH IA REPORT-OTS, VO
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL LEE CO MILLAGE RATE-OTS
CONGRESSIONAL REMAPPING-OTS BABY COURTS-trxVOWIPE
CONGRESSIONAL REMAPPING-trxPKG BABY COURTS-SOTVO
CONGRESSIONAL REMAPPING-TAG BONITA HOME INVASION-trx VO-WIPE
FL POT MEETING-OTS BONITA HOME INVASION-SOT, SS, OC
LIGHTNING STRIKE VICTIM-SS CSI VAN ARSON-SS,VOWIPE
RAUSCHENBURG ESTATE RULING-VO CSI VAN ARSON-SOTVO
RESTAURANT RAID FOLO-VOWIPE GODCHARLES MURDER ANNIVERSARY-OC, SS, VO
RESTAURANT RAID FOLO-SOTVO-SS LOVE THAT DRESS-VO-WIPE
TAX FREE SHOPPING-PLASMA,VIDBOX,CLIP LOVE THAT DRESS-SOTVO-BNR
SHOPPING TIPS-trxPLASMA,CG RVL, PLASMA IMMOKALEE BACKPACK GIVEAWAY-CGTOPS
DT FM PARKING CHANGES-trxVOWIPE MCDONALD'S SCHOOL DRIVE-trx VOTOPS-WIPE
DT FM PARKING CHANGES-SOTVO MCDONALD'S SCHOOL DRIVE-SOTVO
HOPE FOR HAITI-CG, BNR FORECAST WHAT'S TRENDING-WX ANIBOX
MIROMAR FASHION SHOW-CGTOPS BREAK FOUR AT 6:39:30
FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES-CG 6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
FORECAST TODAY'S DAYPLANNER-WX ANIBOX CROSS TALK-2SHOT
BREAK ONE AT 6:09:30 6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP TEXTING & WALKING DANGERS-EBOX,VOFULL
CROSS TALK-2SHOT TEXTING & WALKING DANGERS-PKG
6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL COLLIER SHARE THE ROAD-VOWIPE
SPORTS WRAP-PKG COLLIER SHARE THE ROAD-SOTVO
HAMMON STADIUM RENOVATION-VO JAMMERS BASKETBALL PLAYER-2 SHOT
BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE-CGTOPS JAMMERS BASKETBALL PLAYER-PKG
TINY TOT TENNIS CLINIC-CGTOPS JAMMERS BASKETBALL PLAYER-1 SHOT
SWFL BBALL CAMP-CGTOPS TOSS TO BREAK-1 SHOT
TOSS TO BREAK-1 SHOT BREAK FIVE AT 6:49:45
BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30 6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP 6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL FSW SPECIAL HOURS-CG
CAPE BREW PUSH-ONCAM FM ELITE RUNNER GRAND OPENING-CGTOPS
CAPE BREW PUSH-PKG BABY FAIR BIG LATCH ON-CGTOPS
CAPE BREW PUSH-TAG BROTHERHOOD RIDE-NATSVO-WIPE
BAPTISM FOUNTAIN-VOWIPE BROTHERHOOD RIDE-SOTVO-BNR
BAPTISM FOUNTAIN-SOTVO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
SALVATION ARMY DONATED PLAYGROUND-trxVOTOPS HAMMOND STADIUM RENOVATIONS-VOTOPS
SALVATION ARMY DONATED PLAYGROUND-SOTVO RAUSCHENBURG ESTATES-VOTOPS
TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT EBOLA PATIENTS BACK IN U.S.-VOTOPS
BREAK THREE AT 6:27:15 IMMOKALEE BACKPACK EVENT-CG TOPS
HL1) EBOLA SWFL-TRX-VO FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES-CG TOPS
HL2) WALKING & TEXTING-TRX-VO FINAL FORECAST-WX GFX
HL3) JAMMERS BASKETBALL-TRX-SOTVO GOODBYE-2SHOT
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP  


ANCHOR SUPERS


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DIRECTORS PAGE


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HL1) FORECAST-TRX-WX GFX


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HL2) CONGRESSIONAL MAPPING-TRX-VO


A JUDGES RULING COULD IMPACT THE UPCOMING ELECTION.

THIS MORNING WE HEAR FROM LOCAL LAWMAKERS TO FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS. Return to index of stories...


HL3) TAX FREE SHOPPING-TRX-VO


THIS WEEKEND IS A GREAT TIME TO SHOP, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE KIDS GETTING READY TO HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL.

WE CRUNCH THE NUMBERS TO FIND OUT HOW MUCH YOU COULD SAVE. Return to index of stories...


NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


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GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH


GOOD MORNING EVERYONE, GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US ON THIS SATURDAY MORNING.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

AND I'M CLIFTON FRENCH.

WE BEGIN WITH THE FORECAST FOR YOUR WEEKEND.

METEROLOGIST ROB DUNS IS HERE TO LET US KNOW HOW THE DAY IS SHAPING UP. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


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.

STORMS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON

A rather hot and humid day is in store today with showers and thunderstorms expected to begin firing up this afternoon.

Through this morning, conditions should be pleasant with a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will be expected to rise through the 80s into the lunch hour.

Though a few showers may be able to develop over the Gulf of Mexico early today, any activity is expected to remain mostly offshore.

This afternoon however, we'll bring back the chance for rain and thunder. At this time it appears our activity will be induced by the seabreeze coming onshore from the Gulf of Mexico. Scattered storms will become likely after 1-2 p.m. today for areas along the US 41 corridor and eastward. As this activity develops, we'll need to leave in the risk for a shower or storm through the evening hours, most especially for areas inland from the immediate coastline.

It's important to note that it will not rain all afternoon and evening. But, activity that is able to develop will be expected to be rather slow moving in nature. Typically the slower the downpour or storm moves, the more rain it's able to drop on any one given location, so some spots of locally heavy rainfall will be possible late this afternoon and early this evening.

For Sunday, there will be more of an onshore component to the wind coming from the Gulf of Mexico. With that in mind we'll stand the chance for a passing shower or downpour early in the day, with another round of late afternoon and evening showers and storms expected.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn in the Caribbean Sea. According to data released from the 5 a.m. Saturday morning update from the National Hurricane Center, the storm is located around 95 miles south-southeast of the island of St. Croix. It continues to move at a relatively quick clip to the west-northwest at 22 mph.

Maximum sustained winds have held steady for the past 24 hours at 50 mph, with gusts at 65 mph.

The tropical storm is expected to move across areas of Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic today, before popping back up on the northern side of the island of Hispainola Sunday morning. Bertha is then expected to remain at tropical storm strength on the eastern side of the Bahamas before showing more of a curl out back toward the Atlantic Ocean.

The Bahamian government will have tropical storm warning active for the southeastern section of the islands today. Puerto Rico will remain under a tropical storm warning today as well.

It appears that by Tuesday the storm could reach hurricane strength. Return to index of stories...


CONGRESSIONAL REMAPPING-OTS


WE BEGIN THIS MORNING WITH A RULING BY A FLORIDA JUGDGE THAT COULD IMPACT ELECTIONS THIS YEAR.

THE JUDGE, OUT OF LEON COUNTY, IS GIVING LAWMAKERS LESS THAN TWO WEEKS TO DRAW UP A NEW CONGRESSIONAL MAP.

THIS MORNING, ANDREA HUBBELL TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT HOW THIS COULD CAUSE A LOT OF CHAOS.

THE JUDGE SAID LAWMAKERS HAVE LESS THAN TWO WEEKS TO DRAW UP A NEW CONGRESSIONAL MAP.

TIME'S TICKING.

A FLORIDA JUDGE SAYS REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS HAVE TO REDRAW THE STATE'S CONGRESSIONAL MAPS.

AND HE'S ONLY GIVING THEM TWO WEEKS TO DO IT.

NBC2'S ANDREA HUBBELL JOINS US LIVE IN THE STUDIO.

AND ANDREA -- THIS COULD CAUSE A LOT OF CHAOS. Return to index of stories...


CONGRESSIONAL REMAPPING-trxPKG


House Rep. heather Fitzenhagen 10

Candidate Matthew Miller/District 79

- 1:06

TRT 1:36

05:35-42

I'm a very big optimist so I believe we can get it done if that's what we need to do.

TWO WEEKS TO DO ONE BIG JOB.

REPUBLICAN HEATHER FITZENHAGEN SAYS TIME IS THE KEY CROSSING THAT FINISH LINE.

05:42-48

I wish we did have more time and it were something we were able to do after the November elections

CIRCUIT JUDGE TERRY LEWIS ORDERED LEGISLATION TO REDRAW CONGRESSIONAL MAPS NO LATER THAN AUGUST 15TH.

FOR FITZENHAGEN THAT COULD CAUSE TWO MAJOR HICCUPS.

ONE -- IF REDISTRICTING TAKES LONGER IT MIGHT CHANGE THE DATE OF THE CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION.

4:07-19

Which just throws a monkey wrench into things and if you have a special election EVERYTIME you do that you change the date and have one singular to a particular race it cost the tax payers more money

FITZENHAGEN IS NEARLY 100 PERCENT POSITIVE IT WILL TAKE LONGER THAN TWO WEEKS.

WHICH SOME BELIEVE GIVES THEM AN ADVANTAGE IN THE ELECTION.

4:39-46

We are unable to campaign to raise money or do anything during that time we are serving in the legislature

CANDIDATE -- MATTHEW MILLER FOR DISTRICT 79 -- SAYS HE'LL TAKE THE ADVANTAGE BUT DOESN'T THINK REMAPPING IS NECESSARY.

9:29-35

A lot of time a lot of government getting involved and changing things that don't need to be changed

GEOGRAPHICALLY -- ITS NOT CLEAR HOW MUCH OF A CHANGE THERE WILL BE.

08:49-09:00

Kind of a political game when you redistricting in my opinion so ya know if it goes 5-10 miles one way or the other ya know I don't think it makes that big of a difference

BUT FOR THOSE IN THE HOUSE, LIKE REPRESENTATIVE FITZENHAGEN -- SHE SAYS IT'S ONLY AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE FAIR.

06:09-20

Make sure that every constituent in FLORIDA feels that they are being fairly represented and that the districts are being drawn fairly to benefit every citizen Return to index of stories...


CONGRESSIONAL REMAPPING-TAG


ANDREA HUBBELL REPORTING.

THE LEE COUNTY ELECTION SUPERVISOR TELLS US --

THERE'S ALREADY BEEN 90 THOUSAND REQUESTS FOR MAIL IN BALLOTS.

28 THOUSAND ARE ALREADY FILED.

SO -- IF REMAPPING DOES SPILL OVER -- THEY'RE NOT EXACTLY SURE HOW ANOTHER SPECIAL ELECTION WILL PLAY OUT. Return to index of stories...


FL POT MEETING-OTS


THIS MORNING, WE'RE LEARNING NEW DETAILS ON HOW THE STATE OF FLORIDA PLANS TO MANAGE MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

THE STATE HELD A WORKSHOP IN TALLAHASSEE ON FRIDAY.

THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SAYS IT PLANS TO USE A LOTTERY SYSTEM TO CHOOSE 5 GROWERS.

BUT THAT DREW COMPLAINTS FROM THE CROWD --

AS WELL AS THE PLAN TO HAVE DELIVERY TRUCKS TRANSPORTING THE DRUG.

MANY POTENTIAL GROWERS SAY THAT'S JUST TOO DANGEROUS.

A WEAK FORM OF THE DRUG BECOMES AVAILABLE FOR SOME MEDICAL USES ON JANUARY 1ST. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE VICTIM-SS


GREAT NEWS TO SHARE THIS MORNING ABOUT THE LEHIGH TEEN RECOVERING FROM A LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

ZACH LATAWIEC'S MOM TELLS US HE SPOKE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE STRIKE LAST FRIDAY.

SHE SAYS ZAC GAVE HER A HUG AND A KISS.

JUST A WEEK AGO, DANITA LOVINS TOLD US HER SON HAD BRAIN DAMAGE AND SHE WAS WORRIED SHE WOULD HAVE TO TAKE HIM OFF LIFE SUPPORT.

WE WILL BE SURE TO KEEP YOU POSTED ON ZAC'S AMAZING RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


RAUSCHENBURG ESTATE RULING-VO


AFTER MORE THAN A MONTH OF WAITING --

THREE TRUSTEES OF A FAMED SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTIST'S ESTATE WILL GET MORE THAN 24 MILLION DOLLARS.

WHEN ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG DIED IN 2008 --

HE LEFT HIS 600 MILLION DOLLAR ESTATE IN THE HANDS OF HIS THREE CLOSEST FRIENDS.

THEY HELPED THE ESTATE GROW TO 2 BILLION DOLLARS AND WANTED TO BE COMPENSATED.

THE RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION FOUGHT THAT.

A JUDGE GRANTED THEM 16-MILLION DOLLARS TO SPLIT. Return to index of stories...


RESTAURANT RAID FOLO-VOWIPE


WE'RE UNCOVERING NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ABOUT A NAPLES RESTAURANT ACCUSED OF RUNNING AN ILLEGAL GAMBLING OPERATION.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY'VE BEEN WATCHING "CASTAWAYS BACKWATER CAFE" FOR MONTHS.

THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF ALCOHOL, BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO CONFISCATED SIX GAMBLING MACHINES THURSDAY.

A-B-T AGENTS NOTICED THE MACHINES BACK IN FEBRUARY.

THEY CAME BACK SEVERAL TIMES UNDERCOVER TO PLAY THEM.

WE TALKED TO CUSTOMERS -- WHO SAY THEY DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THE MACHINES WERE ILLEGAL. Return to index of stories...


RESTAURANT RAID FOLO-SOTVO-SS


Jack Stroube / customer- 053947 I mean if a machine is there and you put your money in and you play it, you don't question where it came from. 5

Dale Romberg/ customer-503411 I've seen the machines I didn't realize that anything was against the law or anything like that. 6

A RESTAURANT EMPLOYEE INSISTS --

THEY NEVER KNEW THEY WERE DOING ANYTHING WRONG.

ALFRED RUSSILLO -- THE OWNER -- IS OUT OF JAIL ON 7-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND. Return to index of stories...


TAX FREE SHOPPING-PLASMA,VIDBOX,CLIP


IT'S THE WEEKEND MANY PARENTS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR!

THE SALES TAX HOLIDAY IS IN FULL SWING, JUST IN TIME FOR BACK TO SCHOOL.

IT MEANS YOU WON'T PAY SALES TAX ON CLOTHING OR SHOES UNDER 100 BUCKS.

YOU CAN ALSO SAVE ON SCHOOL SUPPLIES THAT COST LESS THAN 15 BUCKS.

HERE'S A BIG CHANGE FROM LAST YEAR.

THE FIRST 750 DOLLARS OF A COMPUTER PURCHASE WILL BE TAX FREE AS WELL.

THE SALES TAX HOLIDAY RUNS THROUGH TOMORROW.

WE HAVE PUT A LIT OF ELIGIBLE ITEMS ON OUR WEBSITE, IT'S NBC-2.COM.

HEAD TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM --

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SHOPPING TIPS-trxPLASMA,CG RVL, PLASMA


AND THIS MORNING, WE HAVE SOME ADVICES FROM THE EXPERTS IF YOU ARE HEADING OUT THIS WEEKEND TO SHOP.

THEY SAY STICK TO THE BIG TICKET ITEMS THIS WEEKEND --

THE MORE YOU SPEND, THE MORE YOU SAVE.

SO IF YOU NEED A COMPUTER, THIS WEEKEND IS A GREAT TIME TO BUY ONE.

THE TAX FREE HOLIDAY ALSO WORKS ON SOME INTERNET SITES, SO LOOK FOR DEALS ON SITES LIKE AMAZON AND BEST BUY.

LAST YEAR, THESE SITES OFFERED DISCOUNTS UP TO 88 PERCENT.

ANOTHER TIP -- MAKE SURE TO CHECK STORE ADS AHEAD OF TIME, AND COMPARE THE DEALS.

ALSO, MAKE A LIST, START WITH THE ITEMS YOU REALLY NEED AND CAN AFFORD.

AND DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK ABOUT PRICE MATCHING -- PLACES LIKE TARGET AND OFFICE DEPOT MATCH AMAZON PRICES.

Compare prices in the store. If you have a smartphone, use the ShopSavvy app to scan any product's bar code and ensure you're getting the best deal.

Start at home. You might be surprised by how many supplies are already in your house. Send the kids on a scavenger hunt; whoever finds the most items on the teacher's list gets a prize.

Reuse basics. Why buy new every year? Opt for plastic folders, dividers and binders instead of flimsy cardboard ones. If last year's spiral notebooks aren't used up, tear out the old pages and decorate a new cover.

Work the warranty. If you're in the market for a new backpack or jacket, buy one that comes with a lifetime warranty. L.L.Bean, Lands' End and REI are among the companies that will fix or replace worn merchandise for the entire life of a product. So if a backpack gives out in a year, or even 10 years from now, you can pick out a replacement for free.

Are there coupons I should be looking for and printing too?

Do any stores do anything special to attract the back to school shoppers?

Is it better to go to the big box stores or can I get everything I need at the dollar stores for supplies?

How about clothing? Anything I should or shouldn't do? Return to index of stories...


DT FM PARKING CHANGES-trxVOWIPE


THE WAY YOU PAY FOR PARKING IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS MAY BE CHANGING.

SAY GOODBYE TO CHANGE, AND HELLO TO PLASTIC --

THE CITY IS CONSIDERING TOSSING OUT THE OLD OUTDATED METERS.

THEY WANT TO REPLACE THEM WITH NEW ELECTRONIC ONES.

IT'LL ACCEPT CASH OR CREDIT.

BUT THERE WILL STILL BE ZIP ZONES.

THAT'S WERE FOLKS CAN PARK FOR FREE FOR UP TO TWO HOURS.

DRIVERS SAY THEY'LL STILL AIM TO FIND THOSE SPOTS FIRST. Return to index of stories...


DT FM PARKING CHANGES-SOTVO


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."

CITY LEADERS ARE ALSO THINKING OF RAISING RATES --

IT COST 25 CENTS PER HOUR FOR MOST METERED SPOTS.

THAT MAY SOON CHANGE TO 75 CENTS AN HOUR.

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHEN CITY LEADERS WILL VOTE ON THOSE CHANGES. Return to index of stories...


HOPE FOR HAITI-CG, BNR


A GREAT EVENT HAPPENING TODAY IN NAPLES.

IT'S CALLED HOPE FOR HAITI --

IT'S A PUB CRAWL AT THE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY.

THE EVENT WILL RAISE MONEY FOR PEOPLE STILL STRUGGLING SINCE HURRICANE HANNA IN 2008.

YOU CAN ALSO TAKE BANDAIDS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR THE KIDS IN THAT COUNTRY.

THE EVENT KICKS OFF AT M WATERFRONT GRILLE AT FOUR.

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO OUR WEBSITE NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS.

DID YOU KNOW. A DOLLAR IN HAITI.

SUPPORTS ONE DAY OF TEACHING FOR APPROXIMATELY 30 STUDENTS.

PROVIDES 6 MONTHS OF DE-WORMING MEDICATION TO 1 CHILD.

PLANTS 1 TREE CARED FOR BY A STUDENT AND HIS/HER FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


MIROMAR FASHION SHOW-CGTOPS


YOU CAN CHECK OUT ALL THE HOTTEST BACK-TO-SCHOOL STYLES FOR CHILDREN, COLLEGE STUDENTS, AND TEACHERS TODAY.

HEAD TO MIROMAR OUTLETS IN ESTERO FROM 1- 2. Return to index of stories...


FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES-CG


THERE'S A BACK PACK GIVEAWAY HAPPENING TODAY --

IT'S AT THE SOUTHSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN FORT MYERS --

THEY WILL GIVE 200 CHILDREN SUPPLIES, A NEW BACKPACK, SHIRTS, SHORTS AND MORE --

YOUR CHILD CAN ALSO GET A FREE HAIRCUT --

REGISTRATION STARTS AT 8:30 A.M. AND THE EVENTS RUN UNTIL THREE.

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Southside Christian Church in Fort Myers will hold its first back-to-school "Southside Mall" event Saturday, August 2, at the church located at 7800 College Parkway. The complimentary giveaway will provide 200 children with many of the supplies required by the School District of Lee County, as well as new backpacks, shirts, shorts and undergarments. Toothbrushes, toothpaste and bibles will also be given away, and haircuts will be available for children at their parent or guardian's request. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., there is no paperwork or income-verification, and the event runs through 3 p.m. or while supplies last, whichever is earlier.

Every child will have a personal shopper assigned as they "shop" from clothing racks and tables in the gymnasium-turned-marketplace, picking out their choices. Organizers will then fill each child's backpack with supplies such as composition books, pens, pencils and crayons as they enter the checkout counter. Adults accompanying the children will wait for them in a meeting room as their little ones explore the "mall." Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TODAY'S DAYPLANNER-WX ANIBOX


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...


BREAK ONE AT 6:09:30


6:09:35 Return to index of stories...


6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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CROSS TALK-2SHOT


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6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


STORMS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON

A rather hot and humid day is in store today with showers and thunderstorms expected to begin firing up this afternoon.

Through this morning, conditions should be pleasant with a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will be expected to rise through the 80s into the lunch hour.

Though a few showers may be able to develop over the Gulf of Mexico early today, any activity is expected to remain mostly offshore.

This afternoon however, we'll bring back the chance for rain and thunder. At this time it appears our activity will be induced by the seabreeze coming onshore from the Gulf of Mexico. Scattered storms will become likely after 1-2 p.m. today for areas along the US 41 corridor and eastward. As this activity develops, we'll need to leave in the risk for a shower or storm through the evening hours, most especially for areas inland from the immediate coastline.

It's important to note that it will not rain all afternoon and evening. But, activity that is able to develop will be expected to be rather slow moving in nature. Typically the slower the downpour or storm moves, the more rain it's able to drop on any one given location, so some spots of locally heavy rainfall will be possible late this afternoon and early this evening.

For Sunday, there will be more of an onshore component to the wind coming from the Gulf of Mexico. With that in mind we'll stand the chance for a passing shower or downpour early in the day, with another round of late afternoon and evening showers and storms expected.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn in the Caribbean Sea. According to data released from the 5 a.m. Saturday morning update from the National Hurricane Center, the storm is located around 95 miles south-southeast of the island of St. Croix. It continues to move at a relatively quick clip to the west-northwest at 22 mph.

Maximum sustained winds have held steady for the past 24 hours at 50 mph, with gusts at 65 mph.

The tropical storm is expected to move across areas of Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic today, before popping back up on the northern side of the island of Hispainola Sunday morning. Bertha is then expected to remain at tropical storm strength on the eastern side of the Bahamas before showing more of a curl out back toward the Atlantic Ocean.

The Bahamian government will have tropical storm warning active for the southeastern section of the islands today. Puerto Rico will remain under a tropical storm warning today as well.

It appears that by Tuesday the storm could reach hurricane strength.

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...


SPORTS WRAP-PKG


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HAMMON STADIUM RENOVATION-VO


RENOVATIONS AT HAMMOND STADIUM ARE IN FULL SWING.

THAT MEANS THE MIRACLE WILL MOVE TO JETBLUE PARK FOR THE REST OF THEIR GAMES.

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...


BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE-CGTOPS


THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS ARE JOINING FORCES FOR A GREAT EVENT TODAY.

BOWLING AT GATOR LANES IN FORT MYERS FROM 10 - 8.

THERE IS A 25 DOLLARS REGISTRATION FEE, WHICH INCLUDES TWO HOURS OF BOWLING, SHOES, PIZZA AND DRINKS.

Ticket Pricing: Registration is $25 per team member

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is joining forces with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the

Sun Coast in Lee County to invite the community to Bowl for Kids' Sake. The event

will be held at Gator Lanes in Fort Myers, Saturday, Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

with teams playing in two-hour increments. The Animal Refuge Center Save a Pet Lab,

WaterVentures Florida's Learning Lab and the Lee Memorial Blood Mobile will also

be on-site. Face painting, a 50-50 raffle and prizes for best and worst bowlers will be

awarded. Community members are invited to come out and bowl and support the Big

Brothers Big Sisters mission. Bowlers are asked to rsvp with amelvin@bbbssun.org and

can pay at the door. Registration is $25 per team member, which includes two hours of

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TINY TOT TENNIS CLINIC-CGTOPS


KIDS AGES 4 - 6 CAN GET SOME TENNIS LESSONS TODAY, AT THE MANZO TENNIS CENTER AT THREE OAKS PARK.

CLASSES ARE 50 MINUTES LONG, STARTING AT 11 A.M.

THE COST IS 15 DOLLARS.

IF YOU WANT TO SIGN UP -- WE'VE PUT A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE --

NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

CLICK ON NEWSLINKS.

Tiny Tot Tennis Clinics - ages 4 -6 Tennis lessons for kids ages 4 - 6. Kids play

on a modified short court with the red and orange lower compression tennis balls

following the USTA 10 and under tennis guidelines.Classes are 50 minutes long. 11-

11:50 a.m. Manzo Tennis Center at Three Oaks Park, 18251 Three Oaks Pkwy, Fort

Myers, 989-4388. PRICE: $15 drop in. CONTACT: 2399894388. WEBSITE: http:/

www.threeoakstennis.com

North Fort Myers, 995-3999. PRICE: $5 donation. CONTACT: 239-464-1859. Return to index of stories...


SWFL BBALL CAMP-CGTOPS


FORMER N-B-A GREATS -- WALI JONES AND MARK STRICKLAND WILL BE VISITING NAPLES TODAY --

THEY'RE IN TOWN FOR THE YOUTH EMPOWERMENT BASKETBALL CAMP --

IT'S AT LELY HIGH SCHOOL FROM 10 TO 1:30.

THE FREE CAMP IS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 7 TO 18.

TO REGISTER CALL THE NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN.

This FREE camp is open to all Naples area youths who should register by calling 239-300-6120

Kids 7-18 years old can enjoy a day of music, food and goodies along with basketball drills with the pros, team building, visions and purpose and much more. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-1 SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE TWOS IS STRAIGHT AHEAD AT 6-22. Return to index of stories...


BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30


6:19:45 Return to index of stories...


6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


STORMS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON

A rather hot and humid day is in store today with showers and thunderstorms expected to begin firing up this afternoon.

Through this morning, conditions should be pleasant with a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will be expected to rise through the 80s into the lunch hour.

Though a few showers may be able to develop over the Gulf of Mexico early today, any activity is expected to remain mostly offshore.

This afternoon however, we'll bring back the chance for rain and thunder. At this time it appears our activity will be induced by the seabreeze coming onshore from the Gulf of Mexico. Scattered storms will become likely after 1-2 p.m. today for areas along the US 41 corridor and eastward. As this activity develops, we'll need to leave in the risk for a shower or storm through the evening hours, most especially for areas inland from the immediate coastline.

It's important to note that it will not rain all afternoon and evening. But, activity that is able to develop will be expected to be rather slow moving in nature. Typically the slower the downpour or storm moves, the more rain it's able to drop on any one given location, so some spots of locally heavy rainfall will be possible late this afternoon and early this evening.

For Sunday, there will be more of an onshore component to the wind coming from the Gulf of Mexico. With that in mind we'll stand the chance for a passing shower or downpour early in the day, with another round of late afternoon and evening showers and storms expected.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn in the Caribbean Sea. According to data released from the 5 a.m. Saturday morning update from the National Hurricane Center, the storm is located around 95 miles south-southeast of the island of St. Croix. It continues to move at a relatively quick clip to the west-northwest at 22 mph.

Maximum sustained winds have held steady for the past 24 hours at 50 mph, with gusts at 65 mph.

The tropical storm is expected to move across areas of Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic today, before popping back up on the northern side of the island of Hispainola Sunday morning. Bertha is then expected to remain at tropical storm strength on the eastern side of the Bahamas before showing more of a curl out back toward the Atlantic Ocean.

The Bahamian government will have tropical storm warning active for the southeastern section of the islands today. Puerto Rico will remain under a tropical storm warning today as well.

It appears that by Tuesday the storm could reach hurricane strength.

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...


CAPE BREW PUSH-ONCAM


IF YOU LIKE TO "DRINK LOCAL," CAPE CORAL WANTS TO SERVE YOU.

CITY LEADERS WANT THE CAPE TO BECOME MORE ALCOHOL FRIENDLY.

NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS EXPLAINS HOW THE CITY IS TRYING TO FILL YOUR GLASS.

In the coming weeks, city officials will discuss changing some of the land codes to allow more trending businesses that specialize in craft brewing to open up shop within the city.

NBC2'S GEORGE IS LIVE AT THE ONLY CRAFT DISTELLERY IN THE CAPE AND FOUND OUT WHAT THE CITY IS DOING TO ATTRACT MORE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BREW PUSH-PKG


00:11:09 "We're becoming a destination spot in here." Daniel

Termini, Wicked Dolphin

A BOOMING BUSINESS INDUSTRY

THAT'S POURED ITSELF INTO

A GLASS CALLED FISCAL FEASIBILITY.

00:11:03 "We're in about 1100 hundred locations throughout Florida,

we've won numerous awards with our spirits we have out." Termini

THE WICKED DOLPHIN CRAFT RUM DISTILLERY IN THE CAPE IS PROOF OF THAT.

THEY'VE BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR THREE YEARS

00:13:17 "The response in our area has been tremendous not just here

in Lee County but all throughout Florida."

AND THEY'RE NOT ALONE-

NATIONWIDE THE CRAFT BREWERY AND DISTILLERY BUSINESS IS A TRENDING ONE-

WHICH IS WHY THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL IS LOOKING TO GET IN ON THE ACTION.

00:03:27 "Our land use rights were developed in 1974, I don't think

there were micro breweries back then we're just more or less bringing

ourselves back into the 21st century." Dana Burnett, City of Cape

Coral

THE CITY HOPES TO REPLICATE THE SUCESS OF THE WICKED DOLPHIN BY

UPDATING THE LAWS TO ALLOW SIMILAR BUSINESS TO OPEN UP CITY-WIDE.

00:04:25 "You want to put yourself in a position to grab some of

that business and we're at a disadvantage by not having some of those

zoning codes that allow for it. " Burnett

THE PLAN IS START WITH THE SOUTH CAPE C-R-A DISTRICT

00:07:12 "It's small business helping small business"

BUSINESSES THERE LIKE DIXIE ROADHOUSE SAY THEY'RE ON BOARD

00:07:14 I believe the micro breweries and distilleries such as

Wicked Dolphin in the area being a trendy thing I think its a great

thing for the south Cape I think it brings more revenue down." Alan

Lessard, Dixie Roadhouse

AS FOR THE WICKED DOLPHIN- THEY CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT ELSE IS ON TAP

"It'll be nice not to be the only kid on the block." Return to index of stories...


CAPE BREW PUSH-TAG


GEORGE SOLIS REPORTING.

IT'LL BE MONTHS BEFORE AN ORDINANCE IS PRESENTED TO CITY LEADERS.

COUNT ON NBC2 TO KEEP YOU POSTED. Return to index of stories...


BAPTISM FOUNTAIN-VOWIPE


THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS SHUT DOWN A CAPE CORAL BAPTISMAL FOUNTAIN, BECAUSE KIDS WERE USING IT AS A POOL.

THE CAPE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP HAS BAPTIZED MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE IN THE FOUNTAIN THIS YEAR ALONE.

IT'S JUST TWO FEET DEEP, AND NOT PERMITTED TO BE A POOL.

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLOSED THE FOUNTAIN FRIDAY MORNING, EVEN FOR BAPTISMS. Return to index of stories...


BAPTISM FOUNTAIN-SOTVO


my 7 year old would go swimming in it all the time with other kids and they would have a blast."

BUTT TO --

Brett Furlong

Executive Pastor

Cape Christian Fellowship

25:56 26:04

the church doesn't have access to it now and we're having to keep it coned up and signs up saying no one's allowed to be in it

FELLLOWSHIP LEADERS ARE WORKING TO REOPEN IT AS A POOL.

THAT WILL COST AROUND 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THEY ARE ALSO HOPING TO STILL USE IT FOR BAPTISMS. Return to index of stories...


SALVATION ARMY DONATED PLAYGROUND-trxVOTOPS


THE SALVATION ARMY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS A NEW PLAYGROUND FOR ITS HOMELESS SHELTER.

VOLUNTEERS FROM B-B-AND-T BANK HELPED ASSEMBLE IT FRIDAY 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...


TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT


YOU ARE WATCHING NBC TWO NEWS TODAY.

STRAIGHT AHEAD, YOUR TOP STORIES --

PLUS, ROB WILL HAVE AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


BREAK THREE AT 6:27:15


6:27:15 Return to index of stories...


HL1) EBOLA SWFL-TRX-VO


THE EBOLA OUTBREAK IN WEST AFRICA CONTINUES TO MAKE NATIONAL HEADLINES --

STRAIGHT AHEAD -- NBC2 HAS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE DEADLY DISEASE, YOU NEED TO KNOW -- Return to index of stories...


HL2) WALKING & TEXTING-TRX-VO


AND --

WALKING AND TEXTING --

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT A NEW STUDY FOUND ABOUT HOW TEENAGERS CROSS THE ROAD. Return to index of stories...


HL3) JAMMERS BASKETBALL-TRX-SOTVO


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

PLUS --

A STORY THAT WILL MELT YOUR HEART!

HOW LOCAL KIDS TAUGHT THIS LITTLE BOY ABOUT TRUE SPORTSMANSHIP. Return to index of stories...


NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH


GOOD SATURDAY MORNING --

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

AND I'M CLIFTON FRENCH --

IF YOU'RE GETTING READY TO HEAD OUT THE DOOR --

YOU MANY NEED THAT UMBRELLA THIS AFTERNOON --

LET'S HEAD TO NBC2'S METEOROLOGIST ROB DUNS WITH A LOOK AT YOUR FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


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.

STORMS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON

A rather hot and humid day is in store today with showers and thunderstorms expected to begin firing up this afternoon.

Through this morning, conditions should be pleasant with a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will be expected to rise through the 80s into the lunch hour.

Though a few showers may be able to develop over the Gulf of Mexico early today, any activity is expected to remain mostly offshore.

This afternoon however, we'll bring back the chance for rain and thunder. At this time it appears our activity will be induced by the seabreeze coming onshore from the Gulf of Mexico. Scattered storms will become likely after 1-2 p.m. today for areas along the US 41 corridor and eastward. As this activity develops, we'll need to leave in the risk for a shower or storm through the evening hours, most especially for areas inland from the immediate coastline.

It's important to note that it will not rain all afternoon and evening. But, activity that is able to develop will be expected to be rather slow moving in nature. Typically the slower the downpour or storm moves, the more rain it's able to drop on any one given location, so some spots of locally heavy rainfall will be possible late this afternoon and early this evening.

For Sunday, there will be more of an onshore component to the wind coming from the Gulf of Mexico. With that in mind we'll stand the chance for a passing shower or downpour early in the day, with another round of late afternoon and evening showers and storms expected.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn in the Caribbean Sea. According to data released from the 5 a.m. Saturday morning update from the National Hurricane Center, the storm is located around 95 miles south-southeast of the island of St. Croix. It continues to move at a relatively quick clip to the west-northwest at 22 mph.

Maximum sustained winds have held steady for the past 24 hours at 50 mph, with gusts at 65 mph.

The tropical storm is expected to move across areas of Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic today, before popping back up on the northern side of the island of Hispainola Sunday morning. Bertha is then expected to remain at tropical storm strength on the eastern side of the Bahamas before showing more of a curl out back toward the Atlantic Ocean.

The Bahamian government will have tropical storm warning active for the southeastern section of the islands today. Puerto Rico will remain under a tropical storm warning today as well.

It appears that by Tuesday the storm could reach hurricane strength. Return to index of stories...


BORDER BILL-VO


WE HAVE AN NBC2 UPDATE THIS MORNING FROM WASHINGTON --

JUST BEFORE LEAVING FOR THE AUGUST RECESS --

HOUSE LAWMAKERS STAYED AN EXTRA DAY TO PASS A BILL TO FIX THE BORDER CRISIS.

THE 694 MILLION DOLLAR BILL ADDS MORE IMMIGRATION JUDGES, HOLDING FACILITIES AND NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS ON THE BORDER.

IT ALSO SPEEDS UP THE PROCESS TO SEND HOME CHILDREN WHO CROSS ILLEGALLY.

THE PROBLEM -

THE SENATE ALREADY LEFT FOR THE AUGUST RECESS AND WILL NOT VOTE ON THE BILL.

PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLS THE BILL PURELY POLITICAL -- AND SAYS HE WILL ACT ON HIS OWN. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA SETUP-trxSOT TC MON RVL


the key is identifying, quarantining, isolating those who contract it and make sure practices are in place that avoid transmission

PRESIDENT OBAMA SPEAKING ABOUT THE EBOLA OUTBREAK, AS THE NUMBER OF CASES CONTINUE TO GROW.

THE VIRUS HAS KILLED MORE THAN 700 PEOPLE IN AFRICA.

TWICE THAT MANY ARE INFECTED.

AND TWO AMERICAN AID WORKERS WITH IT ARE NOW COMING BACK TO THE U-S.

THEY WILL BE TREATED AT EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN ATLANTA.

THIS GOT US WONDERING,

ARE HOSPITALS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PREPARING IN CASE EBOLA IS DETECTED HERE?

WE SENT NBC2'S BRITTANY WEINER TO FIND OUT.

The first patient will arrive on Saturady afternoon Return to index of stories...


EBOLA SWFL HOSPITALS-PKG


Stephen Streed, Lee Memorial Health Systems Epidemiologist

01:38:49 "If you have it there's a lot to be afraid of." 0138:51

LEE MEMORIAL EPIDEMIOLOGIST STEPHEN STREED IS TALKING ABOUT THE DEADLY VIRAL DISEASE EBOLA.

Stephen Streed, Lee Memorial Health Systems Epidemiologist

01:40:13 "I've never seen it in my 38 years in practice." 01:40:16

ALTHOUGH UNLIKELY STREED IS PREPARING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF A FIRST HERE AS TWO INFECTED AMERICANS ARE HEADED BACK TO THE U-S.

DOCTORS AT EMORY HOSPITAL IN ATLANTA WILL TRY TO SAVE THE LIVES OF THE GRAVELY ILL PATIENTS.

Brittany Weiner, Reporting

"THE BLOOD BORN VIRAL DISEASE CAN BE SPREAD WITH PERSON TO PERSON CONTACT. SO DOCTORS HAVE TO SUIT UP WHEN DEALING WITH INFECTED PATIENTS."

Stephen Streed, Lee Memorial Health Systems Epidemiologist

01:41:19 "Most hospitals have isolation rooms already set up, that they're special rooms that we have special airflow." 01:41:26

HEALTH PARK IS ONE OF THOSE HOSPITALS.

Stephen Streed, Lee Memorial Health Systems Epidemiologist

01:40:22 "All of our hospitals are prepared." 01:40:24

STREED SAYS HE AND HIS COLLEGUES DON'T EXPECT TO SEE ANY CASES OF EBOLA, NONETHE LESS, THEY ARE PREPARED IF IT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA: DON'T WORRY-VO


BRITTANY WEINER REPORTING.

THERE ARE A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT EBOLA AND UNDERSTANDABLY A LOT OF FEAR --

BUT WE WANT TO REMIND YOU -- THERE'S NOTHING AMERICANS HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT.

AGAIN, EBOLA REQUIRES DIRECT CONTACT WITH VOMIT, DIARRHEA OR BLOOD --

AND WHEN A PATIENT IS SYMPTOMATIC.

THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT IS AIRBORNE LIKE INFLUENZA.

YOU CAN'T CATCH THIS CASUALLY

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET IT BY BEING ON AN AIRPLANE --

THERE'S ALSO MUCH CONCERN ABOUT A PERSON WITH EBOLA COMING TO THE U-S.

THAT'S BECAUSE THE AMERICAN MEDICAL SYSTEM IS SO SOPHISTICATED THAT THEIR LIVES CAN BE SAVED.

Every precaution. is going to be taken so this ebola will not spread to health care workers or anyone else in the country.

for those who are lucky enough to survive ebola, they are no longer contagious, once the systems are gone, those patients are considered cured.

in meantime in africa i suspect the problem is just going to get worse and a lot of our attention should be back there.

###

LIVE TAG SUGGESTION???

Bottom line - this is a gruesome, tough virus that normally burns itself out. We are now looking at the longest, deadliest ebola epidemic in history but the carnage is going to be in western Africa. Americans don't have anything to worry about. Return to index of stories...


IA REPORT-OTS, VO


THIS MORNING, WE'RE LEARNING A FORMER LEE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTY HAS RESIGNED --

ACCUSED OF USING LAW ENFORCEMENT TOOLS TO LOOK UP INFORMATION ON PEOPLE FOR PERSONAL USE.

THE REPORT SHOWS STEVEN COLES LOOKED UP 21 EMPLOYEES OF THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

19 OF WHICH WERE FEMALE.

THE INVESTIGATION ALSO SHOWS HE LOOKED UP A FORMER GIRLFRIEND MORE THAN A DOZEN TIMES.

COLES ALSO SEARCHED NBC2'S KELLIE BURNS.

HE RESIGNED DURING AN INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATION.

SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT SAYS HE WAS READY TO FIRE HIM AS SOON AS THE INVESTIGATION WAS OVER. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO MILLAGE RATE-OTS


THIS MORNING, WE'RE LEARNING LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL NOT RAISE THE MILLAGE RATE --

THAT'S THE AMOUNT YOU PAY IN PROPERTY TAXES.

THE COUNTY MANAGER 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...


BABY COURTS-trxVOWIPE


FLORIDA IS WORKING ON A WAY TO PUT A BABY'S NEED'S 1ST.

THE STATE IS DEVELOPING SPECIALIZED "BABY COURTS."

JUDGES, LAWYERS AND CASEWORKERS WILL BE ABLE TO FOCUS MORE ATTENTION ON TRAUMATIZED INFANTS.

90 PERCENT OF CHILDREN COMING INTO THE CHILD-WELFARE SYSTEM HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO TRAUMA.

THAT CAN LEAD TO HEALTH PROBLEMS, CRIME AND ADDICTION. Return to index of stories...


BABY COURTS-SOTVO


Mimi Graham, Director, FSU Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy

"We really believe, and the science substantiates, that baby courting can really transform these families so we can stop the whole intergenerational cycle."

CHILDREN IN POVERTY EXPERIENCE ALMOST DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF EARLY TRAUMAS.

CHILDCARE EXPERTS SAY THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN COMING INTO FLORIDA'S CHILD-WELFARE SYSTEM HAS RISEN BY 10-THOUSAND IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS. Return to index of stories...


BONITA HOME INVASION-trx VO-WIPE


THIS MORNING, LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP --

AFTER A BONITA SPRINGS COUPLE WAS TIED UP IN THEIR HOME BY THREE MASKED MEN -- AND ROBBED.

THIS IS VIDEO OF THE ENTRANCE TO PELICAN LANDING.

INSIDE IS ANOTHER GATE TO ACCESS "THE COLONY" WHERE THE CRIME HAPPENED LAST WEEK.

INVESTIGATORS TELL US -- THEY DON'T THINK THIS IS A RANDOM ATTACK.

THE ROBBERS KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED. Return to index of stories...


BONITA HOME INVASION-SOT, SS, OC


Tony Schall/Lee Co. Sheriff's Office

Suspects like this, they'll go out seeking victims that they think have more money or more jewelry and that looks like this was the case here.

THE THIEVES GOT AWAY WITH ALMOST 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF JEWELRY -- AND SOME CASH.

THIS IS A PICTURE OF WHAT WAS STOLEN.

WE TALKED WITH THE VICTIMS -- WHO DID NOT WANT TO GO ON CAMERA.

THEY TELL US THEY'RE OKAY -- BUT IT'S BEEN HARD TO SLEEP AT NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


CSI VAN ARSON-SS,VOWIPE


A CRIME SCENE VAN IN COLLIER COUNTY WENT UP IN FLAMES.

AND IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG TO FIND A SUSPECT.

COLTON SMITH FROM GOLDEN GATE ESTATES IS FACING ARSON CHARGES.

WHEN OUR CAMERAS ARRIVED FRIDAY AT THE ORANGE TREE COMMUNITY -- THE VAN WAS ALREADY GONE.

BUT WE DID FIND A CHARRED DRIVEWAY.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY FOUND A GAS CAN ON FIRE --

AND SMITH RIDING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD ON HIS BIKE SMELLING LIKE FUEL.

NEIGHBORS SAY THEY WOKE UP TO HELICOPTERS CIRCLING OVERHEAD. Return to index of stories...


CSI VAN ARSON-SOTVO


19:54:09-:14

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

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.'

NBC2 DID SOME DIGGING-

WE FOUND SMITH WAS ARRESTED LAST SUNDAY FOR DUI. Return to index of stories...


GODCHARLES MURDER ANNIVERSARY-OC, SS, VO


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

TWO YEARS AGO, JOSEPH GODCHARLES WAS FOUND 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...


LOVE THAT DRESS-VO-WIPE


CALLING ALL FASHIONISTAS!

TICKETS FOR "LOVE THAT DRESS" ARE NOW ON SALE.

THOUSANDS OF NEW AND GENTLY WORN DONATED DRESS ARE UP FOR GRABS -- FOR EXTREMELY LOW PRICES.

ALL THE PROCEEDS GO TO THE PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS IN LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES. WHICH HELPS AT RISK GIRLS STAY IN SCHOOL.

TICKETS ARE 30 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


LOVE THAT DRESS-SOTVO-BNR


Meg Geltner, Pace Center for Girls

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

THE GOAL THIS YEAR IS RAISE 135-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE CENTER IS COLLECTING DRESSES RIGHT NOW.

FOR A LIST OF PLACES YOU CAN DROP OFF DRESSES AND TO BUY YOUR TICKET --

GO TO OUR WEBSITE, NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE BACKPACK GIVEAWAY-CGTOPS


A BIG EVENT HAPPENING TODAY IN IMMOKALEE --

MORE THAN 12-HUNDRED BACKPACKS WILL BE GIVEN AWAY TO KIDS IN NEED.

THEY'LL BE FILLED WITH SCHOOL SUPLIES, TOO.

IT'S AT THE IMMOKALEE SPORTS COMPLEX FROM 10 - 1.

MORE THAN 30 LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS WILL ALSO THERE TO GIVE INFORMATION AND SERVICES TO FAMILIES --

INCLUDING HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AND IMMOKALEE FRIENDSHIP HOUSE.

Lipman Hosts Free Community Event To Distribute 1,200 Backpacks To

Immokalee Children

immokalee Sports Complex Immokalee Sports Complex

505 Escambia St, Immokalee, FL 34142 Venue Phone: 239-657-1951 Phone:

657-4421

Saturday, Aug. 2 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Add to my calendar

Ticket Pricing: Free

On Aug. 2, Lipman-North America's largest field tomato grower-

will distribute more than 1,200 backpacks filled with school supplies

to Immokalee Elementary and Middle School students* during a free

community event featuring entertainment and giveaways. More than 30 local

organizations will provide information and services to families during the

event, including Habitat for Humanity; Immokalee Friendship House; Naples

Shelter for Abused Women and Children; University Return to index of stories...


MCDONALD'S SCHOOL DRIVE-trx VOTOPS-WIPE


WHILE YOU'RE OUT SHOPPING THIS WEEKEND -- YOU MAY WANT TO PICK UP A FEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO HELP LOCAL CHILDREN IN NEED.

MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE COLLECTING SUPPLIES, LIKE NOTEBOOKS, MARKERS AND PENCILS --

YOU CAN DROP OFF YOUR DONATIONS IN THE BIG YELLOW BOXES INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


MCDONALD'S SCHOOL DRIVE-SOTVO


Michael Tregunno, Local McDonald's Owner

"I feel there's a huge need for it. And being a mcdonalds owner in the area and having two kids myself, I feel proud to have the opportunity to give back to the local community and the children in the areas with through the school supply drive. "

THE DRIVE ENDS SUNDAY.

ALL OF THE SUPPLIES WILL GO TO STUDENTS IN LEE, COLLIER, CHARLOTTE AND HENDRY COUNTIES. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST WHAT'S TRENDING-WX ANIBOX


Return to index of stories...

BREAK FOUR AT 6:39:30


BREAK FOUR AT 6:39:30 Return to index of stories...


6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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CROSS TALK-2SHOT


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6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


STORMS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON

A rather hot and humid day is in store today with showers and thunderstorms expected to begin firing up this afternoon.

Through this morning, conditions should be pleasant with a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will be expected to rise through the 80s into the lunch hour.

Though a few showers may be able to develop over the Gulf of Mexico early today, any activity is expected to remain mostly offshore.

This afternoon however, we'll bring back the chance for rain and thunder. At this time it appears our activity will be induced by the seabreeze coming onshore from the Gulf of Mexico. Scattered storms will become likely after 1-2 p.m. today for areas along the US 41 corridor and eastward. As this activity develops, we'll need to leave in the risk for a shower or storm through the evening hours, most especially for areas inland from the immediate coastline.

It's important to note that it will not rain all afternoon and evening. But, activity that is able to develop will be expected to be rather slow moving in nature. Typically the slower the downpour or storm moves, the more rain it's able to drop on any one given location, so some spots of locally heavy rainfall will be possible late this afternoon and early this evening.

For Sunday, there will be more of an onshore component to the wind coming from the Gulf of Mexico. With that in mind we'll stand the chance for a passing shower or downpour early in the day, with another round of late afternoon and evening showers and storms expected.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn in the Caribbean Sea. According to data released from the 5 a.m. Saturday morning update from the National Hurricane Center, the storm is located around 95 miles south-southeast of the island of St. Croix. It continues to move at a relatively quick clip to the west-northwest at 22 mph.

Maximum sustained winds have held steady for the past 24 hours at 50 mph, with gusts at 65 mph.

The tropical storm is expected to move across areas of Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic today, before popping back up on the northern side of the island of Hispainola Sunday morning. Bertha is then expected to remain at tropical storm strength on the eastern side of the Bahamas before showing more of a curl out back toward the Atlantic Ocean.

The Bahamian government will have tropical storm warning active for the southeastern section of the islands today. Puerto Rico will remain under a tropical storm warning today as well.

It appears that by Tuesday the storm could reach hurricane strength.

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...


TEXTING & WALKING DANGERS-EBOX,VOFULL


I'M SURE WE ALL DO THIS --

WALK AND TEXT --

IT MAY SEEM HARMLESS --

BUT A NEW STUDY SHOWS THIS COMBO CAN BE A DEADLY DISTRACTION.

NBC-2S HOLLIE HOJEK TAKES A LOOK AT THE FIRST OF ITS KIND STUDY -- AND UNCOVERS WHO IS MOST AT RISK. Return to index of stories...


TEXTING & WALKING DANGERS-PKG


Nat pop-text alert.

WE'VE PROBABLY ALL DONE IT.

Mackenzie Fraley, Fort Myers High School Senior

:31:59 i ran into a car, a parked car. While i was looking at my

phone-- i was like oh wait haha.

FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR MACKENZIE FRALEY LAUGHS ABOUT IT NOW--

BUT A NEW STUDY SHOWS WALKING WHILE DISTRACTED CAN BE DANGEROUS.

EVEN DEADLY.

nat street cars

SAFE KIDS WORLDWIDE CONDUCTED ITS FIRST STUDY ON HOW TEENAGERS CROSS THE ROAD.

IT FOLLOWED OVER 30-THOUSAND KIDS AGES 16 AND UNDER--

AND DISCOVERED TEENAGERS ARE MORE AT RISK THAN ANY OTHER DEMOGRAPHIC-

OF BEING HIT BY CARS WHILE DISTRACTED.

Sally Kreuscher, Golisanos Children Hospital

:24:07 we talk to some many young kids about safety look left right

left, but as kids get older we worry about other things and we dont

really talk to them about walking to and from school, and those are

the kids that do walk to and from school.

Hollie pt one stand up

"even with bright neon signs and designated cross walks--

if your student has their nose in their phone

-text beep-

they'll react slower and not see what could be coming right for them."

Jennifer Fraley, Fort Myer's Mom

:37:56 You just never know what's going to be in front of you.

butt sot

:38:59 "its seems like teenagers especially are so unaware of their

surroundings.

Hollie su pt 2

"The study showed 1 in 8 middles schoolers were distracted while

texting and walking, even worse, 1 in 5 high schoolers.

When the study asked the teens if they thought their age group was

most at risk, the majority said NO."

Mackenzie Fraley, FM Highschool Senior

:33:17 i always think that. im never going to get hit, I'm not going

to hit somebody, nothing's going to happen to me. It could.

ACCORDING TO SAFE KIDS- TEENAGERS AGES 15-19 ACCOUNT FOR *HALF OF ALL

PEDESTRIAN DEATHS UNDER 19.

Sally Kreuscher, Golisanos Children Hospital

:25:53 Awareness is key.

THE STUDY FOUND TEENS WERE JUST AS DISTRACTED BY WEARING HEADPHONES AS

THEY WERE BY TEXTING.

Mackenzie Fraley, FM HS Senior

:33:34 just don't, its not important, it's not that important. It can wait.

IN LEE COUNTY HH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SHARE THE ROAD-VOWIPE


A LOCAL GROUP OF CYCLISTS IS TRYING TO LOWER THE NUMBER OF BICYCLE ACCIDENTS IN FLORIDA.

80 BICYCLISTS DRESSED IN NEON GREEN GATHERED IN DOWNTOWN NAPLES FRIDAY TO REMIND DRIVERS TO SHARE THE ROADS.

GET THIS -- ACCORDING TO A STUDY RELEASED IN MAY OF THIS YEAR -- FLORIDA HAD THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CYCLIST DEATHS IN THE NATION IN A FIVE YEAR PERIOD.

THESE CYCLISTS WANT DRIVERS TO REMEMBER TO FOLLOW STATE LAW -- LEAVING AT LEAST THREE FEET BETWEEN THEIR VEHICLES AND ANY BICYCLISTS.

Eric Keller / Bicyclist

20:39:01 I was in shock of course

42-YEAR-OLD ERIK KELLER KNOWS FIRSTHAND HOW DANGEROUS BIKING ALONG THE ROAD CAN BE.

Keller

20:39:02 I felt the impact of the car. I lost consciousness 20:39:06

HE SAYS HE WAS HIT BY A CAR WHILE RIDING ALONG LIVINGSTON ROAD THIS PAST TUESDAY -- THE IMPACT FRACTURED HIS PELVIS.

Keller

20:38:38 He tossed me from the bike by the impact, broke my helmet in several spots.

KELLER WAS ONE OF NEARLY 80 BICYCLISTS WHO GATHERED IN DOWNTOWN NAPLES ON FRIDAY -- TO REMIND DRIVERS. HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO SHARE THE ROADS.

Jane Cheffy / President, Naples Pathways Coalition

20:34:22 We live in a resort town, and we really would love to be able to exercise safely outdoors. 20:34:28

Trent Kelly / Stand-up

20:53:10 According to state law, cars must leave at least three feet of space between their vehicle and the bike that theyre passing. Something many bicyclists feel, is often forgotten 20:53:20

Cheffy

20:33:12 If you give three feet, slow down and wait.

FLORIDA HAD THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CYCLIST DEATHS IN THE NATION OVER A FIVE YEAR PERIOD ACCORDING TO A STUDY RELEASED MAY OF THIS YEAR.

Cheffy

20:35:07 We want them to try and look for us, because sometimes youre texting, god forbid, and you don't see the cyclist. 20:35:15

DRIVERS HAD NO TROUBLE SEEING THESE CYCLISTS. SOMETHING BIKERS LIKE KELLER HOPE WILL KEEP OTHERS FROM FEELING HIS PAIN.

Keller

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COLLIER SHARE THE ROAD-SOTVO


Jane Cheffy / President, Naples Pathways Coalition

20:35:07 We want them to try and look for us, because sometimes you're texting, god forbid, and you don't see the cyclist. 20:35:15

Erik Keller / Bicyclist

20:41:21 It gives you a reasonable safe distance, that if somebody needs to, there is an ability to react. 20:41:26

FRIDAY'S EVENT WAS ORGANIZED BY THE NAPLES PATHWAY COALITION. THEY PLAN TO MAKE THIS AN ANNUAL EVENT. 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.

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

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JAMMERS BASKETBALL PLAYER-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-1 SHOT


THE GAME TODAY IS AT THE COUNTY REGIONAL PARK GYMNASIUM ON COOPER STREET IN PUNTA GORDA.

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TOSS TO BREAK-1 SHOT


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BREAK FIVE AT 6:49:45


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6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


STORMS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON

A rather hot and humid day is in store today with showers and thunderstorms expected to begin firing up this afternoon.

Through this morning, conditions should be pleasant with a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will be expected to rise through the 80s into the lunch hour.

Though a few showers may be able to develop over the Gulf of Mexico early today, any activity is expected to remain mostly offshore.

This afternoon however, we'll bring back the chance for rain and thunder. At this time it appears our activity will be induced by the seabreeze coming onshore from the Gulf of Mexico. Scattered storms will become likely after 1-2 p.m. today for areas along the US 41 corridor and eastward. As this activity develops, we'll need to leave in the risk for a shower or storm through the evening hours, most especially for areas inland from the immediate coastline.

It's important to note that it will not rain all afternoon and evening. But, activity that is able to develop will be expected to be rather slow moving in nature. Typically the slower the downpour or storm moves, the more rain it's able to drop on any one given location, so some spots of locally heavy rainfall will be possible late this afternoon and early this evening.

For Sunday, there will be more of an onshore component to the wind coming from the Gulf of Mexico. With that in mind we'll stand the chance for a passing shower or downpour early in the day, with another round of late afternoon and evening showers and storms expected.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn in the Caribbean Sea. According to data released from the 5 a.m. Saturday morning update from the National Hurricane Center, the storm is located around 95 miles south-southeast of the island of St. Croix. It continues to move at a relatively quick clip to the west-northwest at 22 mph.

Maximum sustained winds have held steady for the past 24 hours at 50 mph, with gusts at 65 mph.

The tropical storm is expected to move across areas of Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic today, before popping back up on the northern side of the island of Hispainola Sunday morning. Bertha is then expected to remain at tropical storm strength on the eastern side of the Bahamas before showing more of a curl out back toward the Atlantic Ocean.

The Bahamian government will have tropical storm warning active for the southeastern section of the islands today. Puerto Rico will remain under a tropical storm warning today as well.

It appears that by Tuesday the storm could reach hurricane strength.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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FSW SPECIAL HOURS-CG


FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN WILL OFFER SPECIAL HOURS TODAY --

SO, IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO ENROLL INTO THE STATE COLLEGE, NEED TO FINISH THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS --

OR NEED TO PAY FOR CLASSES --

THE OFFICES WILL BE OPEN FROM 9 TO NOON TODAY AT ALL OF FOUR OF THEIR CAMPUSES.

FINANCIAL AID REPS WILL ALSO BE ON HAND.

July 24, 2014 - Fort Myers, FLA - Florida SouthWestern State College will offer special Saturday hours at all locations from 9am - 12pm on Saturday, August 2. All enrollment service offices will be open during these times to assist students in completing any unfinished business for Fall enrollment at FSW. Specific locations are as follows:

· Thomas Edison Campus, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, Building S

· Charlotte Campus, 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, Building J

· Collier Campus, 7505 Grand Lely Drive, Naples, FL 34113, Building M

· Hendry/Glades Center, 1092 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Building A

"We know that sometimes it is hard to stop by the college during the week to complete the necessary paperwork for enrollment and the opportunity to register for classes," said Mark Bukowski, Director of Admissions at Florida SouthWestern State College. "By offering Saturday hours on August 2, FSW is welcoming those who are in the process to finish what they need to and ask questions. We also welcome anyone interested in starting the admissions process as well during this time frame."

During the special Saturday hours, students and applicants can submit documents necessary to complete the admissions process, finalize course registration, pay for classes, meet with financial aid representatives and ask questions related to the admission and registration process. Return to index of stories...


FM ELITE RUNNER GRAND OPENING-CGTOPS


THE GRAND OPENING OF THE ELITE RUNNER IS SET FOR JUST A FEW MINUTES FROM NOW --

THE RETAIL RUNNING STOP CARRIES TOP BRAND SHOES AND ACCESSORIES --

IT'S LOCATED IN FORT MYERS BEHIND RENE'S RESTAURANT AT THE INTERSECTION OF MCGREGOR BOULEVARD AND COLLEGE PARKWAY.

THE EVENT KICKS OFF AT SEVEN WITH A FREE 5-K.

August 2nd

come join us for our Grand Opening August 2nd at The Elite Runner! We are a specialty

retail running store for all the top brand shoes and accessories. We are located in Fort

Myers behind Rene's restaurant at the intersection of McGregor Blvd. and College Pkwy.

Join us the morning of the Grand Opening for a Free 5k. The event will start at 7am. This

will be a timed event with popsicles sticks handed out at the finish. The course will be

1.55 miles out and back along McGregor. A course map will be available in the store.

The roads will not be shut down so please be aware if you are bringing a child or you are

pushing a stroller. All types of runners and walkers are welcomed!

High Fives and words of encouragement will be passed out at the finish for awards=

Participating in the 5k will enter you in a drawing for a chance to win a pair of free

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BABY FAIR BIG LATCH ON-CGTOPS


NCH IS HOSTING A BABY FAIR TODAY IN NAPLES.

IT'S FROM 9-12:30 AT THE NORTH LOCATION OFF IMMOKALEE ROAD.

IF YOU ARE EXPECTING A BABY OR HAVE A CHILD UP TO 2 YEARS OLD YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND TO LEARN ABOUT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THAT ARE AVAILABLE. Return to index of stories...


BROTHERHOOD RIDE-NATSVO-WIPE


RIGHT NOW -- THREE DOZEN FIRST RESPONDERS ARE RIDING AROUND THE STATE TO HONOR DEPUTIES AND OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

Sirens & Bikes

THE 350-MILE BROTHERHOOD BIKE RIDE KICKED OFF FRIDAY IN NORTH NAPLES.

THIS YEAR -- IT HITS CLOSE TO HOME.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTY SERGEANT MICHAEL WILSON IS BEING REMEMBERED.

HE WAS KILLED LAST AUGUST RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALL.

RIDERS CAME FROM ACROSS THE U-S AND AS FAR AWAY AS GERMANY.

THEY SAY IT'S THE LEAST THEY CAN DO FOR THE PEOPLE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES. Return to index of stories...


BROTHERHOOD RIDE-SOTVO-BNR


Lt. Scott Wilson/Rider from Golden Gate Fire Dept.

"When the time gets tough. ya know when we get the hills the wind the rain. ya know its looking in front of you and seeing the names of the guys on their backs there. to say that they did something tough so were out here to finish the ride here every time."

IF YOU'D LIKE TO DONATE TO THE RIDE OR TRACK THE PROGRESS ONLINE --

GO TO OUR WEBSITE, NBC-2.COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS.

THE RIDE ENDS IN PORT CHARLOTTE ON AUGUST 4TH, THE DAY BEFORE THE ANNIVERSARY OF WILSON'S DEATH. Return to index of stories...


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HAMMOND STADIUM RENOVATIONS-VOTOPS


RECAPPING OUR TOP STORIES THIS MORNING.

RENOVATIONS AT HAMMOND STADIUM ARE IN FULL SWING THIS SATURDAY MORNING.

THAT MEANS THE MIRACLE BASEBALL TEAM WILL MOVE TO JETBLUE PARK FOR THE REST OF THEIR GAMES.

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

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


RAUSCHENBURG ESTATES-VOTOPS


AFTER MORE THAN A MONTH OF WAITING --

THREE TRUSTEES OF A FAMED SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTIST'S ESTATE WILL GET MORE THAN 24 MILLION DOLLARS.

WHEN ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG DIED IN 2008, HE LEFT HIS 600 MILLION DOLLAR ESTATE IN THE HANDS OF HIS THREE CLOSEST FRIENDS.

THEY HELPED THE ESTATE GROW TO 2 BILLION DOLLARS AND WANTED TO BE COMPENSATED.

THE RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION FOUGHT THAT.

A JUDGE GRANTED THEM 16-MILLION DOLLARS TO SPLIT. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA PATIENTS BACK IN U.S.-VOTOPS


ONE OF THE AMERICANS INFECTED WITH THE EBOLA VIRUS WILL ARRIVE TODAY --

THE SECOND IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE A FEW DAYS LATER.

THE TWO WILL BE TREATED AT A SPECIALIZED UNIT OF AN ATLANTA HOSPITAL.

BOTH WORKED IN A LIBERIAN HOSPITAL THAT TREATED EBOLA PATIENTS UNTIL THEY TOO WERE DIAGNOSED WITH THE DISEASE.

U.S. OFFICIALS ARE CONFIDENT THEY CAN BE TREATED WITHOUT PUTTING THE PUBLIC IN ANY DANGER.

Dr. Bruce Ribner said Friday the patients will receive care at Emory University Hospital. Ribner oversees the isolation unit. He said he had no personal safety concerns over treating the patients of the disease.

Hospital officials did not identify the patients, citing confidentiality rules. They were previously identified as Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol.

One of the Americans is due to arrive at the unit at Emory University Hospital on Saturday. The second is expected to arrive a few days later for treatment.

Both worked in a Liberian hospital that treated Ebola patients until they too were diagnosed with the disease. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE BACKPACK EVENT-CG TOPS


THERE IS A BIG EVENT IN OUR COMMUNITY STARTING IN A FEW HOURS TO HELP CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN NEED.

THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES ARE EXPECTED AT THE IMMOKALEE SPORTS COMPLEX.

THE FREE EVENT RUNS FROM 10-1. THEY ARE EXPECTING TO GIVE AWAY 12 TO 15-HUNDRED BACKPACKS TODAY, FILLED WITH SUPPLIES.

THERE WILL ALSO BE ENTERTAINMENT, GIVEAWAYS AND MORE THAN 30 LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDING INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES.

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FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES-CG TOPS


THERE IS ANOTHER BACK PACK GIVEAWAY TODAY IN FORT MYERS.

IT'S AT THE SOUTHSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

THEY WILL GIVE 200 CHILDREN SUPPLIES, A NEW BACKPACK, SHIRTS, AND SHORTS.

YOUR CHILD CAN ALSO GET A FREE HAIRCUT.

REGISTRATION STARTS AT 8:30.

THE EVENT RUNS FROM 9-3.

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Southside Christian Church in Fort Myers will hold its first back-to-school "Southside Mall" event Saturday, August 2, at the church located at 7800 College Parkway. The complimentary giveaway will provide 200 children with many of the supplies required by the School District of Lee County, as well as new backpacks, shirts, shorts and undergarments. Toothbrushes, toothpaste and bibles will also be given away, and haircuts will be available for children at their parent or guardian's request. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., there is no paperwork or income-verification, and the event runs through 3 p.m. or while supplies last, whichever is earlier.

Every child will have a personal shopper assigned as they "shop" from clothing racks and tables in the gymnasium-turned-marketplace, picking out their choices. Organizers will then fill each child's backpack with supplies such as composition books, pens, pencils and crayons as they enter the checkout counter. Adults accompanying the children will wait for them in a meeting room as their little ones explore the "mall." Return to index of stories...


FINAL FORECAST-WX GFX


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GOODBYE-2SHOT


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