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ANCHOR SUPERS EBOLA PATIENT IN US-trxPKG
DIRECTORS PAGE MEET THE PRESS-OTS, VO
HL2)-TRX-TBA MAYLASIAN PLANE CRASH BODIES-VO
HL3) GIRL STARTUP PROGRAM-TRX-VO CA WILDFIRES-NATVO
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP BREVARD SHARK BITE-ONCAM
GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH AMY YOUNG HEARING WEDNESDAy-SS,VO
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL LEE CO MILLAGE RATE-OTS
NFM FUNNEL CLOUD-EBOX,VOFULL AUG 5TH LEE CO GARBAGE RATES-CG RVL
NFM FUNNEL CLOUD-SOTVO BONITA HOME INVASION-trxVO,SS
SEND WX PICS-SSTOPS ESTERO BLVD CRASH-SSTOPS(2)
WEATHER APP-SSTOPS CAR IN THE CANAL-SS,VO,OC
FM FIRE-TRXVOWIPE SMOKEHOUSE BRIDGE TRAFFIC ALERT-trxVO
FM FIRE-SOTVO NAPLES LIFE JACKET PROGRAM-trxCG
SAME SEX MARRIAGE MEETING-trxVO MERCATO SUMMERFEST-VOWIPE
TOURISM ANNOUNCEMENT-trxOTS MERCATO SUMMERFEST-SOT,CG
SGT. WILSON DEATH ANNIVERSARY-SS, VO FORECAST WHAT'S TRENDING-WX ANIBOX
BROTHER HOOD RIDE-trxVOTOPS BREAK FOUR AT 6:39:30
FSU KILLED PROFESSOR 911 CALL-ONCAM 6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
FSU KILLED PROFESSOR 911 CALL-trxPKG CROSS TALK-2SHOT
CAPE DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOWIPE 6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
CAPE DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO BROTHERS LOVE-ONCAM
ESTERO BLVD TRAFFIC ALERT-trxSS BROTHERS LOVE-trxPKG
SUNDAY JAM SESSION-CGWIPE BROTHERS LOVE-TAG
MCDONALD'S SCHOOL DRIVE-VOTOPS TYKESTER APP-trxVO
FORECAST TODAY'S DAYPLANNER-WX ANIBOX HAMMOND STADIUM RENOVATIONS-NATSVO
BREAK ONE AT 6:09:30 HAMMOND STADIUM RENOVATIONS-SOTVO
6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP FGCU GRADUATION-SSTOPS(2)
CROSS TALK-2SHOT TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT
6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL BREAK FIVE AT 6:49:45
SPORTS WRAP-PKG 6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30 6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP ARMED ROBBERY FM-trx1shot
6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL PHONER-PHONER
GIRL START UP PROGRAM-2SHOT 5K RUN IN FORT MYERS-VOWIPE
GIRL START UP PROGRAM-PKG 5K RUN IN FORT MYERS-SOTVO
NCH BABY FAIR-trxVOWIPE LOVE THAT DRESS-VO,BNR
NCH BABY FAIR-SOTVO AUG 20 WILD HOG POPULATION-VO
TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT AUG 6TH SPINY LOBSTER SEASON-trxVOTOPSWIPE
BREAK THREE AT 6:27:15 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL!-ss
HL1) EBOLA LATEST-TRX-VO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
HL2) AMY YOUNG HEARING-TRX-VO TS1) FM FIRE-VOTOPS
HL3) MERCATO SUMMERFEST-TRX-VO TS2) SAME SEX MARRIAGE MEETING-VOTOPS
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP TS3)AMY YOUNG HEARING-SSTOPS, VO
GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH TS4) TAX FREE LAST DAY-VIDBOX
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL FINAL FORECAST-WX GFX
EBOLA PATIENT IN US-ONCAM 7 AM PREVIEW-2SHOT


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HL2)-TRX-TBA


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HL3) GIRL STARTUP PROGRAM-TRX-VO


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NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


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GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH


GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA! GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US ON THIS SUNDAY MORNING!

I'M CLIFTON FRENCH.

AND I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH. SOME WILD WEATHER LAST NIGHT!

WE BEING THIS MORNING WITH METERLOGIST ROB ROB DUNS AND OUR FORECAST.

ROB STORMS ON THE WAY TODAY? Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


STORMS LIKELY BY LATE AFTERNOON

Hot and humid conditions are expected on Sunday across Southwest Florida with the chance for thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening.

High temperatures today are expected to reach near 93 at Fort Myers, 92 at Cape Coral, 94 at Port Charlotte and 90 at Naples.

Through this morning conditions across much of the region should be fairly pleasant under a mix of sun and clouds. There is the potential once again this morning for some showers or thunderstorms to develop over the Gulf of Mexico, but this is only of a concern to boaters as this activity should remain offshore.

By this afternoon we'll bring back the chance for some rain and thunder to the region. It appears that though an isolated shower or storm is possible around the lunch hour, the best chances today will mainly be well into the afternoon for thunderstorms to begin developing along the US41 and I-75 corridors.

Like on Saturday any storms that develop will again bring with them the chance for some locally heavy rain, strong wind gusts and frequent lightning.

On Monday, we'll begin the day with an onshore wind flow. That means we could see a few showers develop during the morning hours that wash ashore before lunchtime. Temps on Monday look to top out in the upper 80s along the coast, with low to mid 90s further inland.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn in the Atlantic Ocean today after impacting the Caribbean on Saturday. According to data released from the 2 a.m. Sunday update from the National Hurricane Center, the storm is located around 30 miles north of Dominican Republic. It continues to move at a relatively quick clip to the northwest at 21 mph.

Maximum sustained winds are at 45 mph.

The tropical storm is expected to move from the northern side of the island of Hispanola through Sunday afternoon. 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. Much of Dominican Republic will be 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...


NFM FUNNEL CLOUD-EBOX,VOFULL


THOSE STORMS REALLY PACKED A PUNCH ACROSS SOUTHWEST SATURDAY --

MANY OF OUR VIEWERS SENT US AMAZING VIDEO AND PICTURES.

FRANK PRANT SHOT THIS IN NORTH FORT MYERS --

AN UNBELIEVEABLE SIGHT.

A FUNNEL CLOUD FORMING IN THE SKY.

WE KNOW THIS MORNING THAT IT DID **NOT TOUCH THE GROUND.

STILL - IT GAVE NEIGHBORS A PRETTY GOOD SHOW. Return to index of stories...


NFM FUNNEL CLOUD-SOTVO


I looked out the window and sure enough the tail dropped out of the clouds. The longer we watched, the longer the tail got

i'm not sure how powerful it was but sure it could take out some lanais and send some porch furniture away.

SOME VIEWERS SENT US PICTURES OF SLIGHT DAMAGE - ALTHOUGH NOTHING TOO BAD. Return to index of stories...


SEND WX PICS-SSTOPS


REMEMBER YOU CAN ALWAYS SEND US YOUR PICTURES - EMAIL THEM TO PICS AT NBC DASH TWO DOT COM OR POST THEM TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER APP-SSTOPS


AND MAKE SURE TO DOWNLOAD NBC2'S WEATHER APP --

IT HAS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S MOST EXPERIENCED TEAM OF METEOROLOGIST.

AND THE AREA'S ONLY LIVE DOPPLER RADAR. Return to index of stories...


FM FIRE-TRXVOWIPE


WE'RE LEARNING LIGHTNING MAY HAVE CAUSED A FIRE INSIDE A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOUSE IN SOUTH FORT MYERS DURING SATURDAY'S STORMS.

THIS IS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF THE HOME INSIDE THE SAINT CHARLES HARBOR COMMUNITY.

NEIGHBORS TELL US THEY CALLED 9-1-1 AFTER SEEING FLAMES COME OUT OF THE CHIMNEY.

WE'RE TOLD THIS HOME -- VALUED AT AROUND 2.5 MILLION DOLLARS -- WAS JUST SOLD TO A FAMILY IN MASSACHUSETTS.

IT TOOK FIREFIGHTERS ABOUT AN HOUR TO PUT OUT THE FIRE.

Only NBC 2 got an up close look as firefighters battled a fire inside a multi-million dollar house in Iona.

While the cause is still under investigation. It appears lightning may have sparked the blaze.

NBC 2's Trent Kelly has the details from outside the gated community.

It all stared when a neighbor here at the St. Charles harbor community called 911 after noticing flames coming out of the chimney of the home next door.

This is exclusive video of the home off Waite Island Drive taken just moments after firefighters were able to extinguish those flames. Return to index of stories...


FM FIRE-SOTVO


Lauri McMahon -- Iona-McGregor Fire Dept.

6:30:57 "it was tough because of the location. It's a very large home, and it was near the back of the home, and so we had to extend several lines to the back and use the tower, which came in very handy to get above the structure." 6:31:12

THE FIRE WAS PRETTY MUCH CONTAINED TO THE ROOF --

NO ONE WAS HOME.

Again, nobody was home at the time, so thankfully there are no injuries to report here tonight.

Right now were told lightning appears to have been the cause, however crews will remain here for the next hour or so to investigate. Return to index of stories...


SAME SEX MARRIAGE MEETING-trxVO


LOOKING AHEAD TO MONDAY, WHEN THE GROUP CHALLENGING THE STATE'S BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE WILL HOLD A MEETING.

LAST MONTH, ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI APPEALED THE DECISION, PREVENTING SAME-SEX COUPLES FROM OBTAINING MARRIAGE LICENSES IN FLORIDA.

THE GROUP WILL TALK ABOUT WHAT THE RULING MEANS AND WHAT THE NEXT STEPS FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES IN FLORIDA SHOULD BE.

JUDGES IN MONROE AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTIES HAVE RULED THE BAN UNCONSTITUTIONAL. TELE-TOWN HALL MEETING:

NEXT STEPS FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN FLORIDA

MONDAY, AUGUST 4 @ 6 PM

Equality Florida Institute is hosting a Tele-Town Hall Meeting on Monday, August 4 at 6 PM to address the status of the fight for marriage equality in Florida. Equality Florida Institute is a plaintiff, along with six same-six couples, in one of the lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of Florida's ban on same-sex marriage.

In the past two weeks, two Florida judges have ruled that Florida's ban is unconstitutional.

In both cases, Attorney General Pam Bondi appealed the decision, preventing same-sex couples from obtaining marriage licenses.

Where do we go from here? What do the rulings mean, and what are the next steps for gay and lesbian Floridians to achieve marriage equality?

WHO:

Nadine Smith, CEO of Equality Florida, the state's largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community

Shannon Minter, Legal Director National Center for Lesbian Rights, and lead counsel in Pareto v. Ruvin, along with other legal experts

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Register at http:/www.eqfl.org/marriagetownhall

On the day of the Town Hall, Equality Florida will email the number to call and the login code to join in the conversation. Return to index of stories...


TOURISM ANNOUNCEMENT-trxOTS


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

NBC2 IS UNCOVERING FLORIDA TAXWATCH AND VISIT FLORIDA WILL MAKE A TOURISM ANNOUNCEMENT ON MONDAY.

THEY'LL UNVEIL A NEW RERPORT ABOUT JOB CREATION AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITY.

IT'S SCHEDULE FOR 10:30 IN THE MORNING --

COUNT ON NBC2 TO BRING YOU THE DETAILS.

Florida TaxWatch and Visit Florida Will Make A Tourism Announcement Monday, August 4th

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida TaxWatch and Visit Florida will make a tourism announcement in Tallahassee on August 4th. They will unveil the findings of a research report that explores the job creation and economic activity resulting from Florida's increased investment in tourism.

WHEN: Monday, August 4, 2014 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Florida Press Center

WHO: Will Seccombe, Visit Florida & Dr. Jerry Parrish, Florida TaxWatch Return to index of stories...


SGT. WILSON DEATH ANNIVERSARY-SS, VO


TUESDAY WILL MARK ONE YEAR SINCE CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTY MICHAEL WILSON WAS SHOT TO DEATH.

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

INVESTIGATORS SAY THIS MAN -- JAY VANKO -- AMBUSHED WILSON OUTSIDE HIS APARTMENT.

VANKO'S SON CALLED 911 AND TOLD THE OPERATOR HIS DAD HIT HIS MOM.

THE SITUATION ESCALATED WHEN VANKO LEARNED HIS SON CALLED THE COPS.

DEPUTIES BELIEVE VANKO SHOT SGT. WILSON, THEN KILLED HIMSELF.

SGT. WILSON LEFT BEHIND THREE CHILDREN AND HIS WIFE. Return to index of stories...


BROTHER HOOD RIDE-trxVOTOPS


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

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

RIDERS FROM ACROSS THE U-S ARE PARTICIPATING.

THEY SAY IT'S THE LEAST THEY CAN DO FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES.

THE RIDE WRAPS UP MONDAY IN PORT CHARLOTTE. Return to index of stories...


FSU KILLED PROFESSOR 911 CALL-ONCAM


THE SEARCH CONTINUES THIS MORNING FOR THE PERSON WHO KILLED A POPULAR FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY LAW PROFESSOR.

MARK POTTER HAS THE LATEST IN THE INVESTIGATION AS OFFICIALS RESPOND TO CRITICISM THAT IT TOOK TO LONG TO GET THE VICTIM HELP. Return to index of stories...


FSU KILLED PROFESSOR 911 CALL-trxPKG


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CAPE DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOWIPE


A CHURCH COMMUNITY IS SHAKEN UP THIS MORNING, AS POLICE TRY TO PIECE TOGETHER WHAT LED UP TO A DEATH NEARBY.

A BODY WAS DISCOVERED AT A HOMELESS CAMP NEAR PINE ISLAND ROAD NEAR SANTA BARBARA BOULEVARD IN CAPE CORAL.

THE DISCOVERY WAS SATURDAY - NEAR THE CAPE CORAL CHRISTIAN CENTER.

INVESTIGATORS SPENT MOST OF THE DAY COLLECTING EVIDENCE.

POLICE SAY THERE ARE SEVERAL HOMELESS CAMPS IN THE WOODED AREA. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


9:13:06-9:13:11 Delores Colon/ church member

"We see them. Some of them we know. You know, we give them food and

things like that."

NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE.

CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE STILL WORKING TO DETERMINE IF THE DEATH IS SUSPICIOUS. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO BLVD TRAFFIC ALERT-trxSS


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

YOU'RE GOING TO FIND SOME CONSTRUCTION WORK ON FORT MYERS BEACH THIS WEEK.

CREWS WILL BE WORKING UNDER BIG CARLOS PASS AT ESTERO BOULEVARD.

THEY'LL BE MOVING NEW EQUIPMENT IN TO WORK ON THE PIPES --

SO EXPECT SOME TRAFFIC DELAYS.

THE PROJECT SHOULD WRAP UP AUGUST 19TH.

ROADWATCH UPDATE

New Update August 1, 2014

Estero Boulevard at Big Carlos Pass - Fort Myers Beach: Century Link

will begin working on boring under Big Carlos Pass starting August 11th

and plan to be completed by August 19th, 2014.

Staging of equipment will begin the week of August 4th, 2014. Expect

some traffic delays in this area for equipment being moved around. If you

have any questions, contact Perry Prescott Jr, ElectriCom at 239-887-1244. Return to index of stories...


SUNDAY JAM SESSION-CGWIPE


YOU CAN CATCH SOME JAZZ MUSIC IN THE CAPE TONIGHT.

THE SUNDAY JAM SESSION WILL BE FROM 6 TO 9 AT THE CAPE CORAL ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB.

THE "RHYTHM KINGS" WILL BE PERFORMING LIVE BLUES, JAZZ, COUNTRY AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.

Sunday Jam Session with the "Rhythm Kings" consisting of the best professional musicians and singers like in Southwest Florida performing live blues, jazz, country and everything in between. 6-9 p.m. Cape Coral Italian American Club, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral, 542-6515. capecoralitalianamericanclub.com Return to index of stories...


MCDONALD'S SCHOOL DRIVE-VOTOPS


TODAY'S THE LAST DAY FOR MCDONALD'S SCHOOLS SUPPLIES DRIVE --

RESTAURANTS ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE COLLECTING SUPPLIES, LIKE NOTEBOOKS, MARKERS AND PENCILS TO HELP LOCAL CHILDREN IN NEED.

YOU CAN DROP OFF YOUR DONATIONS IN THE BIG YELLOW BOXES INSIDE.

ALL OF THE SUPPLIES WILL GO TO STUDENTS IN LEE, COLLIER, CHARLOTTE AND HENDRY COUNTIES. 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


BREAK ONE AT 6:09:30 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 LIKELY BY LATE AFTERNOON

Hot and humid conditions are expected on Sunday across Southwest Florida with the chance for thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening.

High temperatures today are expected to reach near 93 at Fort Myers, 92 at Cape Coral, 94 at Port Charlotte and 90 at Naples.

Through this morning conditions across much of the region should be fairly pleasant under a mix of sun and clouds. There is the potential once again this morning for some showers or thunderstorms to develop over the Gulf of Mexico, but this is only of a concern to boaters as this activity should remain offshore.

By this afternoon we'll bring back the chance for some rain and thunder to the region. It appears that though an isolated shower or storm is possible around the lunch hour, the best chances today will mainly be well into the afternoon for thunderstorms to begin developing along the US41 and I-75 corridors.

Like on Saturday any storms that develop will again bring with them the chance for some locally heavy rain, strong wind gusts and frequent lightning.

On Monday, we'll begin the day with an onshore wind flow. That means we could see a few showers develop during the morning hours that wash ashore before lunchtime. Temps on Monday look to top out in the upper 80s along the coast, with low to mid 90s further inland.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn in the Atlantic Ocean today after impacting the Caribbean on Saturday. According to data released from the 2 a.m. Sunday update from the National Hurricane Center, the storm is located around 30 miles north of Dominican Republic. It continues to move at a relatively quick clip to the northwest at 21 mph.

Maximum sustained winds are at 45 mph.

The tropical storm is expected to move from the northern side of the island of Hispanola through Sunday afternoon. 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. Much of Dominican Republic will be 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


A STANDING OVATION FOR JIM KELLY IN CANTON, OHIO.

THE FORMER BILLS QUARTERBACK. WHO IS FIGHTING CANCER. ONE OF MANY BILLS GREATS ON HAND SUPPORTING BUFFALO'S ALL-TIME LEADING RECEIVER, ANDRE REED, AS HE JOINED KELLY IN THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME LAST NIGHT

LOVIE SMITH, TONY DUNGY, A BIG GROUP OF FORMER BUCCANEERS WERE IN CANTON, TOO, WATCHING ONE OF THEIR OWN ENTER THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME.

DERRICK BROOKS. ONE OF THE BEST ALL-AROUND LINEBACKERS IN N-F-L HISTORY. STARTED THE NIGHT OFF.

THE FORMER SEMINOLE. THE FIRST TO BE ENSHRINED LAST NIGHT. AND FIRST TO GIVE HIS HALL OF FAME SPEECH.

BROOKS'S OLDEST SON, DECOLAN, PRESENTED HIS DAD FOR ENSHRINEMENT.

BROOKS SAID A LOT OF EMOTIONS HIT HIM WHEN HE SAW HIS HALL-OF-FAME BUST.

HE THANKED HIS HOMETOWN OF PENSACOLA. AND ALL THE BUCS FANS WHO MADE THE TRIP FOR HIS BIG DAY.

AND BROOKS GAVE A SHOUTOUT TO LABELLE HIGH SCHOOL GRAD MARTIN GRAMATICA. WHOSE FIELD GOALS HELPED THE BUCS WIN A NUMBER OF LOW-SCORING GAMES.

BROOKS PREACHED THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMILITY.

SIX OTHER PLAYERS WERE ENSHRINED INTO THE HALL WITH BROOKS: THE FOREMENTIONED REED, MICHAEL STRAHAN, WALTER JONES, AENEAS WILLIAMS, CLYDE HUMPHREY, AND RAY GUY- THE FIRST-EVER HALL OF FAME PUNTER.

DEPENDING ON WHO YOU BELIEVE. THE MEDIA OR THE DOLPHINS. FIVE-TO-TEN THOUSAND FANS WERE OUT AT SUN LIFE STADIUM SATURDAY TO WATCH MIAMI'S FIRST SCRIMMAGE OF TRAINING CAMP.

WHILE THE DEFENSE HAS EXCELLED FOR MOST OF PRACTICE. THE DOLPHINS OFFENSE LOOKED GOOD DURING THE SCRIMMAGE.

THE BULLS. OUT FOR THE SECOND AND FINAL NIGHT AT GERMAIN ARENA.

FINAL ROUND OF THE PRO BULL RIDING TOUR'S EVENT THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

FLORIDA'S OWN RICKY RINGER. LOOKING GOOD ON THE BULL. GETS HIS EIGHT SECONDS TO SCORE AN 86 1/2.

FORT MYERS'S LANE BRENNAN MADE THE FINAL ROUND.

NORTH CAROLINA'S JOSH FAIRCLOTH WINS THE EVENT.

A RECORD THREE LOCAL SOFTBALL TEAMS HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES THIS YEAR.

THE FORT MYERS AMERICAN BIG LEAGUE AND SENIOR SQUADS. DEPARTED TODAY FOR DELEWARE, WHERE THEY'LL BOTH OPEN PLAY IN SEPARATE TEN TEAM LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES TOURNAMENTS.

THE FORT MYERS AMERICAN JUNIORS DEPART ON FRIDAY FOR THEIR TOURNAMENT. WHICH IS IN WASHINGTON STATE.

YOU WANT A NO-HITTER?

YOU HAVE ONE. ALBEIT NOT IN NINE INNINGS!

BLAKE SNELL OF THE STONE CRABS GETS THE SIX-AND-TWO-THIRDS INNINGS NO-HITTER. AS RAIN FORCED THE GAME TO END EARLY. BUT IT'S STILL AN OFFICIAL GAME.

THE MIRACLE. WITH JUST ONE HIT IN A RAIN-SHORTENED LOSS TO LAKELAND.

FORMER RED SOX PITCHER JON LESTER WON HIS FIRST START AS AN OAKLAND "A" SATURDAY. PITCHING INTO THE 7TH. GIVING UP JUST THREE RUNS.

MEANWHILE, FORMER RAYS PITCHER DAVID PRICE WILL START FOR HIS NEW TEAM, THE TIGERS, ON TUESDAY AGAINST NEW YORK AT YANKEE STADIUM.

YOENIS CESPEDES. MAKING HIS RED SOX DEBUT AGAINST. WHO ELSE. THE YANKEES.

IN THE SECOND. THERE'S HIS FIRST CAREER HIT FOR THE SOX. HE'D SCORE ON A MIKE NAPOLI 2-RUN HOMER FOR AN EARLY 2-RUN LEAD.

BUT IN THE FIFTH. MARK TEIXIERIA COUNTERS WITH A SOLO SHOT TO PUT THE YANKS UP BY TWO.

NEW YORK WINS, 6-4.

TIGER WOODS. USUALLY A MAJOR PLAYER AT THE BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL. ALMOST CHIPS IN FROM THE ROUGH TODAY AT 15 FOR BIRDIE. BUT HE TRAILS BY 15 SHOTS.

EVERYONE CHASING SERGIO GARCIA. LONG BIRDIE FOR THE SPANIARD AT SIX.

HE'S ON TOP BY THREE AT 14-UNDER PAR.

AND FORT MYERS'S MARCUS WILLIS FOUGHT DECARLO PEREZ IN A LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT FIGHT IN ATLANTIC CITY.

WILLIS LOST A MAJORITY DECISION. DROPPING HIS CAREER RECORD TO 13-4-2 AS A PRO.

THAT'S YOUR MORNING SPORTS REPORT. WE'LL HAVE MORE SPORTS AT SIX AND ELEVEN O'CLOCK TONIGHT.

SAMMY WATKINS WILL MAKE PRO DEBUT IN HALL OF FAME GAME TONIGHT ON NBC TWO. WE'LL SEE YOU LATER. Return to index of stories...


BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30


BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30 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 LIKELY BY LATE AFTERNOON

Hot and humid conditions are expected on Sunday across Southwest Florida with the chance for thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening.

High temperatures today are expected to reach near 93 at Fort Myers, 92 at Cape Coral, 94 at Port Charlotte and 90 at Naples.

Through this morning conditions across much of the region should be fairly pleasant under a mix of sun and clouds. There is the potential once again this morning for some showers or thunderstorms to develop over the Gulf of Mexico, but this is only of a concern to boaters as this activity should remain offshore.

By this afternoon we'll bring back the chance for some rain and thunder to the region. It appears that though an isolated shower or storm is possible around the lunch hour, the best chances today will mainly be well into the afternoon for thunderstorms to begin developing along the US41 and I-75 corridors.

Like on Saturday any storms that develop will again bring with them the chance for some locally heavy rain, strong wind gusts and frequent lightning.

On Monday, we'll begin the day with an onshore wind flow. That means we could see a few showers develop during the morning hours that wash ashore before lunchtime. Temps on Monday look to top out in the upper 80s along the coast, with low to mid 90s further inland.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn in the Atlantic Ocean today after impacting the Caribbean on Saturday. According to data released from the 2 a.m. Sunday update from the National Hurricane Center, the storm is located around 30 miles north of Dominican Republic. It continues to move at a relatively quick clip to the northwest at 21 mph.

Maximum sustained winds are at 45 mph.

The tropical storm is expected to move from the northern side of the island of Hispanola through Sunday afternoon. 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. Much of Dominican Republic will be 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...


GIRL START UP PROGRAM-2SHOT


DID YOU KNOW --

WOMEN ONLY HOLD A QUARTER OF THE JOBS IN THE TECH WORLD.

WELL AN ENGINEER FROM TEXAS IS TRYING TO MAKE THAT NUMBER GROW.

KATY TURR EXPLAINS HOW THE NEW PROGRAM ENCOURAGES YOUNG GIRLS TO BE ENTREPRENEURS --

there's a new program aimed at getting young girls to expand their horizons.

katy turr explains.

New program encourages young women to be entrepreneurs

Dr. Cristal Glangchai launched Girl Startup in an effort to get girls interested in tech, teaching them skills such as building websites, creating prototypes and pitching products. NBC's Katy Tur reports. Return to index of stories...


GIRL START UP PROGRAM-PKG


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NCH BABY FAIR-trxVOWIPE


KATY TURR WITH THAT STORY.

WOMEN ACROSS THE NATION ARE CELEBRATING BREAST FEEDING.

THE BIG LATCH ON HAPPENS EVERY YEAR --

MANY LOCAL HOSPITALS AND ORGANIZATIONS HELD EVENTS THIS WEEKEND.

N-C-H NORTH NAPLES HAD A BABY FAIR SATURDAY.

MANY MOM AND MOMS-TO-BE GOT TO LEARN ABOUT HEALTHY PREGNANCIES, VACCINATIONS, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF BREAST FEEDING.

ORGANIZERS SAY EVENTS LIKE THIS ONE ARE CRUCIAL FOR THE COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


NCH BABY FAIR-SOTVO


so they can learn to take care of themselves and babies. It's vitally important because knowledge is important. If you start out prepared, things always go much better.

WOMEN ALSO GOT TO LEARN ABOUT SAFE SLEEPING PATTERNS FOR BABIES --

VENDORS LIKE THE MARCH OF DIMES WERE ALSO THERE TO PROVIDE SERVICES. 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


BREAK THREE AT 6:27:15 Return to index of stories...


HL1) EBOLA LATEST-TRX-VO


AN AMERICAN INFECTED WITH THE DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS IS BACK HERE IN THE U.S. THIS MORNING.

WE'LL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PLANE THAT GOT HIM HERE, AND FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HIS TREATMENT. Return to index of stories...


HL2) AMY YOUNG HEARING-TRX-VO


AND THIS MORNING, WE ARE UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A COURT HEARING SET FOR THIS WEEK, INVOVLING A NAPLES POLICE OFFICER INVOLVED IN A DEADLY DOMESTIC SHOOTING.

WILL THE JUDGE REQUIRE AMY YOUNG TO BE IN COURT. Return to index of stories...


HL3) MERCATO SUMMERFEST-TRX-VO


AND HAVING SOME FUN WHILE GETTING READY TO HEAD BACK SCHOOL.

WE'LL HEAD TO NAPLES THIS MORNING AND SHOW YOU HOW SOME FAMILIES ENJOYED THEIR SATURDAY.

PLUS-- WE'LL TELL YOU HOW YOU CAN SAVE TODAY, ON THE FINAL DAY OF A TAX FREE HOLIDAY! Return to index of stories...


NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


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GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH


GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

AND I'M CLIFTON FRENCH.

WE'RE GOING TO SEE TYPICAL SUMMER WEATHER TODAY --

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


FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


STORMS LIKELY BY LATE AFTERNOON

Hot and humid conditions are expected on Sunday across Southwest Florida with the chance for thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening.

High temperatures today are expected to reach near 93 at Fort Myers, 92 at Cape Coral, 94 at Port Charlotte and 90 at Naples.

Through this morning conditions across much of the region should be fairly pleasant under a mix of sun and clouds. There is the potential once again this morning for some showers or thunderstorms to develop over the Gulf of Mexico, but this is only of a concern to boaters as this activity should remain offshore.

By this afternoon we'll bring back the chance for some rain and thunder to the region. It appears that though an isolated shower or storm is possible around the lunch hour, the best chances today will mainly be well into the afternoon for thunderstorms to begin developing along the US41 and I-75 corridors.

Like on Saturday any storms that develop will again bring with them the chance for some locally heavy rain, strong wind gusts and frequent lightning.

On Monday, we'll begin the day with an onshore wind flow. That means we could see a few showers develop during the morning hours that wash ashore before lunchtime. Temps on Monday look to top out in the upper 80s along the coast, with low to mid 90s further inland.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn in the Atlantic Ocean today after impacting the Caribbean on Saturday. According to data released from the 2 a.m. Sunday update from the National Hurricane Center, the storm is located around 30 miles north of Dominican Republic. It continues to move at a relatively quick clip to the northwest at 21 mph.

Maximum sustained winds are at 45 mph.

The tropical storm is expected to move from the northern side of the island of Hispanola through Sunday afternoon. 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. Much of Dominican Republic will be 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...


EBOLA PATIENT IN US-ONCAM


FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, A PATIENT KNOWN TO BE INFECTED WITH THE DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS IS BEING TREATED IN THE U-S.

THE DOCTOR WAS INFECTED WHILE TREATING PATIENTS DURING A MISSION TRIP TO AFRICA.

ANOTHER AMERICAN IS ALSO BATTLING THE VIRUS.

JAY GRAY HAS THE LATEST FROM ATLANTA.

DR. KENT BRANTLY WAS INFECTED WHILE TREATING PATIENTS DURING A MISSION TRIP TO AFRICA. ONE OF HIS ASSISTANTS IS ALSO BATTLING THE VIRUS.

TODAY BRANTLY WAS FLOWN TO EMORY HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT.

JAY GRAY HAS THE LATEST FROM ATLANTA Return to index of stories...


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WITH SOME HELP. DR. KENT BRANTLY. THE FIRST EBOLA PATIENT EVER TREATED IN WESTERN HEMISPHERE - WALKED - OUT OF AN AMBULANCE.

AND INTO EMORY HOSPITAL SATURDAY.

"We have a unit that's staffed with experts- both physician experts and nursing experts- that are really key players in the understanding infection control practices necessary to maintain the safety not just of the unit and all the other patients, but the general public as well."

A PLANE - SPECIALLY CONVERTED FOR HIS TRANSFER FROM AFRICA - LANDED AT DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE JUST BEFORE NOON.

THEN POLICE AND FBI AGENTS ESCORTED AN AMBULANCE WITH DR. BRANTLY INSIDE.

HIS TREATMENT STARTED IMMEDIATELY AT THE ATLANTA HOSPITAL.

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN WEEKS DR. BRANTLY'S WIFE AMBER WAS ABLE TO SEE AND HEAR HER HUSBAND.

FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF A GLASS BARRICADE IN THE ISOLATION UNIT.

DR. BRANTLY WAS WORKING AS A MEDICAL MISSIONARY IN LIBERIA WHEN WAS INFECTED WITH THE DEADLY VIRUS.

LAST JULY, JUST BEFORE HE LEFT ON THE MISSION TRIP. HE SPOKE AT HIS CHILDHOOD CHURCH IN INDIANAPOLIS.

"I knew nothing about Liberia. And I had never met anyone who had ever been there. So how is it that less than a year later, I'd be taking my family to this far off place?

It's because God has a call on my life."

A LIFE THAT NOW HANGS IN THE BALANCE. AS THE DOCTORS AT EMORY HOSPITAL WORK TO SAVE THEIR COLLEAGUE.

JAY GRAY. NBC NEWS. ATLANTA. Return to index of stories...


MEET THE PRESS-OTS, VO


THIS MORNING ON MEET THE PRESS --

MORE ON THE TWO AMERICANS WITH THE DEADLY VIRUS.

THE SECOND PATIENT IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE WITHIN A COUPLE OF DAYS.

HOST DAVID GREGORY WILL SIT DOWN AND TALK WITH THE DIRECTOR FOR THE C-D-C AND ANOTHER DOCTOR ABOUT AN EMERGENCY PLAN IS IF EBOLA WERE TO SPREAD.

GREGORY WILL ALSO TALK TO TWO CONGRESSMEN ABOUT HOW CONGRESS LEFT LAST WEEK FOR THEIR FIVE-WEEK RECESS WITHOUT ADDRESSING THE MAJOR ISSUES THAT FACE THE COUNTY.

YOU CAN CATCH MEET THE PRESS, RIGHT HERE ON NBC2 AFTER OUR NEWS AT NINE.

His arrival today marks the first time anyone infected with Ebola, considered one of the world's deadliest diseases, is believed to have been brought into the country for treatment. Nancy Writebol, a second American aid worker infected with the virus, is expected to arrive within a couple days at Emory University

Dr. Kent Brantly, an American doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in West Africa, has arrived in Atlanta and will be treated at a specialized unit at Emory University. Ebola is a highly fatal disease and is spreading in West Africa. How significant a threat is it to the U.S. and what's the emergency plan if it were to spread? David is joined by Dr. Tom Frieden, Director for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Dr. Toby Cosgrove, President and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic.

WASHINGTON BROKEN:

Congress left Washington for their five week recess without addressing the major issues that face the country. Who is to blame for the inaction? This Sunday, David speaks with Sen. Robert Menendez , Chair, Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. John Thune , Finance Committee. Return to index of stories...


MAYLASIAN PLANE CRASH BODIES-VO


INVESTIGATORS RECOVERED MORE BODIES FROM THE DOWNED MALAYSIAN PLANE IN EASTERN UKRAINE.

A TEAM OF 70 DUTCH AND AUSTRALIAN INVESTIGATORS WERE AT THE SITE SATURDAY FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT DAY.

THE ONGOING CONFLICT BETWEEN THE UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT AND PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS STILL CONTINUES THIS MORNING. been using sniffer dogs at the

MORE BODIES HAVE BEEN RECOVERED AT THE MALAYSIA AIRLINES WRECKAGE SITE IN EASTERN UKRAINE.

A TEAM OF 70 DUTCH AND AUSTRALIAN INVESTIGATORS WERE ABLE TO REACH THE SITE TODAY FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE DAY.

THEY ARE SEARCHING FOR DECOMPOSING REMAINS OF 80 VICTIMS IN A PROCESS EXPECTED TO TAKE WEEKS.

FLIGHT 17 WAS SHOT DOWN JULY 17TH.

WESTERN INTEL SAYS A RUSSIAN-MADE MISSILE FIRED BY THE REBELS, KILLING ALL 298 PASSENGERS AND CREW. Return to index of stories...


CA WILDFIRES-NATVO


MORE THAN A DOZEN WILDFIRES THREATENING HOMES AND BUILDINGS IN CALIFORNIA HAS PROMPTED THE GOVERNOR TO DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY.

NATS OF FIRE

THE FIRES IN THE CENTRAL AND FAR NORTHERN PART OF THE STATE BURNED THOUSANDS OF ACRES --

ITS DESTROYED HOMES AND DAMAGED BUILDINGS.

DRY LIGHTNING AND SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS ARE MAKING THE FIRE DANGER WORSE THROUGHOUT THE STATE.

Brown's emergency proclamation said that the magnitude of the fires will require cooperation from many agencies and state governments.

He also secured a federal grant Saturday to cover 75 percent of the cost to fight a nearly 33-square-mile wildfire that started in Oregon and crossed into California. Return to index of stories...


BREVARD SHARK BITE-ONCAM


WE ARE UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS BITTEN BY A SHARK ON FLORIDA'S EAST COAST.

IT HAPPENED ON TABLES BEACH NEAR PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE.

THAT'S JUST SOUTH OF CAPE CANAVERAL.

THE BOY WAS BIT ON THE ANKLE.

THE INJURIES WERE NOT LIFE THREATENING. Return to index of stories...


AMY YOUNG HEARING WEDNESDAy-SS,VO


WE ARE LOOKING AHEAD TO WEDNESDAY, WHEN THERE IS A COURT HEARING SCHEDULED FOR THE NAPLES POLICE OFFICER INVOLVED IN A DEADLY DOMESTIC SHOOTING.

SERGEANT AMY YOUNG WAS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPTIAL AND IS RECOVERING AT AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION THIS MORNING.

HER LIVE-IN BOYFRIEND OFFICER DAVID MONROIG DIED IN THAT SHOOTING.

LAST WEEK, HIS EX-WIFE FILED AN INJUCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST YOUNG.

COURT DOCUMENTS SHOW THE HEARING HAS TO DO WITH THE INJUCTION.

IT'S LISTED ON THE DOCKET AS A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HEARING.

WE DON'T KNOW IF SGT YOUNG IS REQUIRED TO BE THERE.

HER ATTORNEY, DONALD DAY, FILLED PAPERWORK TO REPRESENT HER ON FRIDAY.

YOUNG IS ON MEDICAL LEAVE, AFTER BEING CRITICALLY HURT IN THE SHOOTING.

INVESTIGATORS HAVE STILL NOT SAID WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER BUT THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS IT IS DOING SOME TESTS AND IS CLOSE TO WRAPPING UP ITS INVESTIGATION. 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...


AUG 5TH LEE CO GARBAGE RATES-CG RVL


LEE COUNTY MAY START CHARGING MORE TO PICK UP YOUR TRASH.

THE SOLID WASTE DIVISION FACES A 6 MILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT.

THE DEPARTMENT HAS ASKED LEE COUNTY TO HIKE THE COST BY 4 DOLLARS PER HOUSEHOLD.

COMMISSIONERS DEFERRED THEIR VOTE TO ANOTHER PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 5TH AT 9-30.

CARRY-OVER AGENDA

Establishes Solid Waste Rates for FY 2015; determines avg. annual residential incr. of up to $4.31:

Establishes the Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Programs Special Assessments and Fees for FY 2015. Lee County Ordinances Nos. 11-27 and 95-20, as amended, require that the annual Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Special Assessments, rates and fees be adopted before August 15th of each year. To meet this requirement, the Board establishes the rates, assessments, and fees, and directs the special assessments to be placed onto the Lee county tax bill for 2014. This action complies with the requirements of Lee County Ordinance Nos. 11-27 and 95-20, as amended and establishes the annual special assessments, rates and fees by Resolution for the Mandatory Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Program for FY 14-15. Rates and fees are determined after establishing the Solid Waste System's estimated annual financial requirements based on expenses, revenue, debt service, and bond covenants.

upporting Materials

Conduct a Public Hearing and approve a Resolution to establish the Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Program Special Assessments, rates, and other solid waste charges for tax year 2014. Approve a Resolution; setting the annual special assessments and fees for the 2014 tax year. Note, Alternate 1 and Alternate 2 are shown below in the 'Background' section. Direct the special assessments to be placed onto the Lee County tax bill for collection by the Lee County Tax Collector per Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, for FY 15 and each year thereafter by the terms of the Resolution. Return to index of stories...


BONITA HOME INVASION-trxVO,SS


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

INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THREE MASKED MEN WHO TIED UP A BONITA SPRINGS COUPLE IN THEIR HOME, THEN ROBBED THEM.

IT HAPPENED IN THE GATED PELICAN LANDING COMMUNITY.

INSIDE IS ANOTHER COMMUNITY CALLED "THE COLONY" WHERE THE CRIME HAPPENED TWO WEEKS AGO.

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

THE THIEVES GOT AWAY WITH ALMOST 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF JEWELRY -- AND SOME CASH. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO BLVD CRASH-SSTOPS(2)


NBC 2 STAYING ON TOP OF BAD CRASH THAT HAPPENED ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

THESE PICTURES CAME TO US FROM A VIEWER TRAVELING DOWN ESTERO BOULEVARD.

IT HAPPENED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF GULF VIEW COLONY ROAD.

THE CRASH HAPPENED AROUND 7 SATURDAY NIGHT, NOT LONG AFTER THE RAIN BEGAN.

RIGHT NOW IT'S UNCLEAR IF WET WEATHER PLAYED A ROLE.

COUNT ON NBC 2 TO BRING YOU ANY UPDATES AS WE GET THEM. Return to index of stories...


CAR IN THE CANAL-SS,VO,OC


NBC2 IS LEARNING THE NAME OF THE WOMAN WHO WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL WHEN HER S-U-V CRASHED INTO A CAPE CORAL CANAL.

VENUS GUNTER WAS WAS PULLED OUT OF THE WRECKED S-U-V SATURDAY MORNING.

IT HAPPENED NEAR OLD BURNT STORE ROAD AND TROPICANA PARKWAY.

CAPE POLICE ARE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.

BUT THEY SAY DRUGS OR ALCOHOL PLAYED A ROLE.

WE DID SOME CHECKING AND FOUND OUT THAT GUNTER HAS BEEN ARRESTED TWICE BEFORE ON D-U-I CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


SMOKEHOUSE BRIDGE TRAFFIC ALERT-trxVO


IF YOU LIVE ON MARCO ISLAND, LISTEN UP --

CREWS WILL START WORKING ON THE SMOKEHOUSE BAY BRIDGE PROJECT THIS WEEK.

THIS IS ON COLLIER BOULEVARD NEAR THE TOWN CENTER MALL.

STARTING MONDAY MORNING, THERE WILL BE LANE CLOSURES ON THE BRIDGE --

TRAFFIC DETOURS WILL BE POSTED.

THE BRIDGE WILL EVENTUALLY BE REPLACED.

CONSTRUCTION IS SCHEDULED TO WRAP UP A YEAR FROM NOW.

AN 8 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT IS SET TO BEGIN ON MARCO ISLAND THIS FALL.

THE SMOKEHOUSE BAY BRIDGE IS BEING REPLACED.

IT'S ON COLLIER BOULEVARD NEAR THE TOWN CENTER MALL.

DURING CONSTRUCTION, TRAFFIC WILL BE DOWN TO ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION THROUGH SEASON.

THE NEW BRIGDE WILL STILL HAVE TWO LANES IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.

BUT IT WILL HAVE A BIGGER SIDEWALK FOR PEDESTRIANS AND BIKERS.

CONSTRUCTION STARTS IN SEPTEMBER.

IT'S SCHEDULED TO WRAP UP A YEAR FROM NOW. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES LIFE JACKET PROGRAM-trxCG


ALL NEW THIS MORNING -- THE CITY OF NAPLES LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM LAUNCHES ON MONDAY.

THE PROGRAM WILL BE AVAILABLE AT POPULAR BEACH AND LAKE SITES -- LIKE THE NAPLES PIER.

THE LIFE JACKETS WILL BE FREE TO BORROW FOR ADULTS AND KIDS.

THE SAME PROGRAM IS ALREADY IN PLACE AT THE CAPE CORAL YACHT CLUB.

City of Naples Life Jacket Loaner Program Launch

When: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Location: Naples Pier

Monday, August 4

The Life Jacket Loaner Program is designed to save lives by preventing drowning. Available at popular beach and lake sites, the life jacket is available to borrow and return at no charge for adults and children. Special thanks to the Naples Community Hospital Safe and Healthy Children's Coalition of Collier County and its partners for initiating this important program. Return to index of stories...


MERCATO SUMMERFEST-VOWIPE


STUDENTS HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL TWO WEEKS FROM TOMORROW, AND AS WE HAVE BEEN TELLING YOU, THIS IS A GREAT WEEKEND TO BUY SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND CLOTHES.

MANY SHOPPING CENTERS AND MALLS ARE OFFERING SOME GREAT DEALS, AND THE MERCATO IN NAPLES MADE A PARTY OF IT.

THEY HAD CAR SHOWS, FACE PAINTING AND EVEN A LARGE CHECKERBOARD SET UP ALL TO ENTERTAIN PARENTS AND CHILDREN WHILE THEY WERE DOING THAT BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING. Return to index of stories...


MERCATO SUMMERFEST-SOT,CG


we've got our school list and are ready to go. We figured we'd come and check out the facepainting and snowcones. We've been to Mercato before and never looked at the shops.

A REMINDER THAT THE SALES TAX EXEMPTION IS GOOD ITEMS THAT ARE 100 DOLLARS OR LESS.

ALSO NEW THIS YEAR, YOU CAN SAY ON THE 1ST 750 DOLLARS OF A COMPUTER.

YOU HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO SHOP.

MANY STORES CLOSE AT 6, BUT SOME STORES WILL CONTINUE OFFERING DEALS ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST WHAT'S TRENDING-WX ANIBOX


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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 LIKELY BY LATE AFTERNOON

Hot and humid conditions are expected on Sunday across Southwest Florida with the chance for thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening.

High temperatures today are expected to reach near 93 at Fort Myers, 92 at Cape Coral, 94 at Port Charlotte and 90 at Naples.

Through this morning conditions across much of the region should be fairly pleasant under a mix of sun and clouds. There is the potential once again this morning for some showers or thunderstorms to develop over the Gulf of Mexico, but this is only of a concern to boaters as this activity should remain offshore.

By this afternoon we'll bring back the chance for some rain and thunder to the region. It appears that though an isolated shower or storm is possible around the lunch hour, the best chances today will mainly be well into the afternoon for thunderstorms to begin developing along the US41 and I-75 corridors.

Like on Saturday any storms that develop will again bring with them the chance for some locally heavy rain, strong wind gusts and frequent lightning.

On Monday, we'll begin the day with an onshore wind flow. That means we could see a few showers develop during the morning hours that wash ashore before lunchtime. Temps on Monday look to top out in the upper 80s along the coast, with low to mid 90s further inland.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn in the Atlantic Ocean today after impacting the Caribbean on Saturday. According to data released from the 2 a.m. Sunday update from the National Hurricane Center, the storm is located around 30 miles north of Dominican Republic. It continues to move at a relatively quick clip to the northwest at 21 mph.

Maximum sustained winds are at 45 mph.

The tropical storm is expected to move from the northern side of the island of Hispanola through Sunday afternoon. 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. Much of Dominican Republic will be 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...


BROTHERS LOVE-ONCAM


A HEARTBREAKING DIAGNOSIS FOR A SIX-YEAR-OLD WHEN HE WAS TOLD HE WOULD NEVER WALK, TALK OR EAT ON HIS OWN.

THE LITTLE BOY WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A RARE BRAIN CONDITION --

BUT HIS OLDER BOTHER -- DIDN'T LET THAT GET IN THE WAY OF A ACCOMPLISHING A BIG MILESTONE.

MAGGIE O'MARA HAS MORE ON THE STORY OF BROTHERY LOVE.

A RARE BRAIN CONDITION MEANS 6-YEAR-OLD LUCAS WILL NEVER WALK, TALK OR EAT ON HIS OWN.

BUT - LUCAS ALDRICH'S LOVING PARENTS ARE DEDICATED TO MAKING SURE THIS LITTLE BOY HAS THE BEST LIFE POSSIBLE.

HIS 8-YEAR-OLD BROTHER NOAH IS HIS BEST FRIEND, AND WHEN YOU SEE THE BOND THESE TWO BROTHERS HAVE, AND WHAT THEY ARE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH TOGETHER - IT'S SOMETHING YOU'LL NEVER FORGET.

MAGGIE O'MARA HAS THE STORY OF BROTHERLY LOVE. Return to index of stories...


BROTHERS LOVE-trxPKG


"They definitely have a special bond, the two of them. You see Lucas light up so much when Noah enters the room."

8-YEAR OLD NOAH ALDRICH LOVES HIS LITTLE BROTHER.

THEY'VE BEEN BEST FRIENDS SINCE LUCAS WAS BORN, WITH A RARE CONDITION CALLED LISSENCEPHALY.

"They said he'd be non verbal, be in a wheelchair, not be able to eat, and have a shortened life span."

"He's doing way better than we ever expected."

THE ALDRICH FAMILY HEARD ABOUT THE YMCA KIDS CLUB PROGRAM - AND A KIDS TRIATHLON - THAT'S WHEN NOAH HAD AN IDEA.

"Can I do that?"

"He said Mom, I want to do this with my brother. That's where the idea was born and I think the next day we started training."

"At the YMCA, we're in the Triathlon Club."

RUNNING, BIKING AND SWIMMING TOGETHER TO GET READY. 8 YEAR OLD NOAH PUSHING AND PULLING HIS BROTHER RIGHT ALONG WITH HIM.

"He's just going to be happy that he did the race."

WHEN THE BIG DAY CAME, TEAM LUCAS HOUSE WAS READY TO ROLL.

NOAH WAS NERVOUS.

"Just am. because I haven't done one with Lucas before."

"They will start with a 200 meter swim."

"We have this cord thing that wraps around me and it snaps to a rafe that Lucas is in, and I just swim."

AND SWIM HE DID! AS HARD AS HE COULD, WITH HIS BROTHER IN TOW.

"Then we bike. and I'm going to be pulling Lucas."

NOAH PULLED HIS BROTHER FOR THREE MILES. NO EASY FEAT FOR AN 8 YEAR OLD.

"Then they transfer to the run and they'll do a one mile run."

"I'm going to be pushing Lucas in the WIKE."

IT WAS EXHAUSTING, AND AN INCREDIBLE SHOW OF STRENGTH AND LOVE FOR HIS LITTLE BROTHER.

THEN, THE PART EVERYONE WAS WAITING FOR. THE FINISH LINE!!!

NOAH AND LUCAS FELT THE THRILL OF THE FINISH.

AND SO DID THIS EMOTIONAL MOM AND DAD.

"Good Job Noah, I'm so proud of you!"

"Good job Lucas!"

"Lucas, did you have fun?"

"Did you like all the people cheering for you?"

"Mmm hmmm!"

THEY WERE OVER THE MOON FOR THEIR BOYS.

"We're very proud"

"The boys did a great job."

"It was really exciting to watch them and a little nerve wracking as parents, but they did so good and we're proud of them."

NOAH DID IT, FOR LUCAS. AN INSPIRATION FOR ALL WHO SAW IT, AND SOMETHING THIS FAMILY WILL NEVER FORGET. Return to index of stories...


BROTHERS LOVE-TAG


maggie o'mara with that story --

THE FAMILY IS ALREADY CREATING A LEGACY FOR LUCAS -- A NON-PROFIT CALLED LUCAS HOUSE.

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE CHARITY AND IT'S MISSION, GO TO WWW DOT LUCAS HOUSE DOT ORG. Return to index of stories...


TYKESTER APP-trxVO


HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR CHILD'S EVERY MOVE?

WELL, THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT.

IT'S CALLED TYKESTER.

THE APP LETS YOU GET A SUMMERY OF YOUR KID'S DAY.

LIKE HOW MANY HOURS OF SLEEP THEY GOT, HOW MANY MEALS THEY'VE EATEN.

YOUR CHILD CARE PROVIDER CAN EVEN SHARE PHOTOS OF YOUR LITTLE ONE.

THE CREATER SAYS IT HELPS PARENTS STAY CONNECTED TO THEIR CHILDREN WHILE THEY'RE AT WORK.

THE APP IS AVAILABLE ON YOUR PHONE, TABLET OR DESKTOP.

you get a summary of your childs day -- like how many hours of sleep they got, how many meals they ate.

you're child care provider can even share photos of your little one.

so you're never more than a tap away.

Stay connected at work, and when you're away. Tykester makes it easy to keep in touch.Tykester has simple to use tools for keeping track of your child's day.

Stay connected on your phone, tablet, or desktop computer. Return to index of stories...


HAMMOND STADIUM RENOVATIONS-NATSVO


THE NEXT TIME YOU WATCH THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE PLAY BASEBALL IT WON'T BE AT HAMMOND STADIUM.

THEY ARE LEAVING THEIR HOME FIELD WHILE WORK CREWS FINISH A MULTIMILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION.

Construction nats

HAMMOND STADIUM IS GETTING SOME ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS.

NEXT SEASON, YOU WILL SEE EXPANDED CONCOURSES, NEW SKY BOXES, IMPROVED CONCESSION STANDS AND RENOVATED RESTROOMS, AND THE BENCHES ARE BEING TAKEN OUT AND REPLACED WITH BOX SEATS.

WHILE THE IMPROVEMENTS BENEFIT THE MINNESOTA TWINS SPRING TRAINING FACILITY, THE LOCAL FORT MYERS MIRACLE HOPE IT WILL BRING MORE VISITORS TO THEIR GAMES. Return to index of stories...


HAMMOND STADIUM RENOVATIONS-SOTVO


Andrew Seymour, GM of the Miracle

03:12:20 "Definitely baseball is a lure in this market. Certainly

people will want to make the pilgrimage, it's new and we're hoping the

people will want to come here as I said and check it out one time and

our job again is to provide them a good time and hopefully they'll

come back again." 01:12:33

THIS RENOVATION IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY FEBRUARY OF NEXT YEAR.

IN THE MEAN TIME THE MIRACLE WILL HOST THEIR HOME GAMES AT JETBLUE PARK. Return to index of stories...


FGCU GRADUATION-SSTOPS(2)


WE WANT TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEWEST FGCU GRADS!

HERE ARE PICTURES FROM OUR NEWS PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS ---

AS THE NEARLY 400 GRADS MADE THEIR WAY INTO ALICO ARENA.

NEARLY TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE IN THE CROWD TO CHEER THEM ON AS THEY WALKED ACROSS THE STAGE.

80 OF THOSE GRADS WERE GETTING THEIR MASTERS DEGREES.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THEM. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE TWOS IS STRAIGHT AHEAD AT 7-52. Return to index of stories...


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 LIKELY BY LATE AFTERNOON

Hot and humid conditions are expected on Sunday across Southwest Florida with the chance for thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening.

High temperatures today are expected to reach near 93 at Fort Myers, 92 at Cape Coral, 94 at Port Charlotte and 90 at Naples.

Through this morning conditions across much of the region should be fairly pleasant under a mix of sun and clouds. There is the potential once again this morning for some showers or thunderstorms to develop over the Gulf of Mexico, but this is only of a concern to boaters as this activity should remain offshore.

By this afternoon we'll bring back the chance for some rain and thunder to the region. It appears that though an isolated shower or storm is possible around the lunch hour, the best chances today will mainly be well into the afternoon for thunderstorms to begin developing along the US41 and I-75 corridors.

Like on Saturday any storms that develop will again bring with them the chance for some locally heavy rain, strong wind gusts and frequent lightning.

On Monday, we'll begin the day with an onshore wind flow. That means we could see a few showers develop during the morning hours that wash ashore before lunchtime. Temps on Monday look to top out in the upper 80s along the coast, with low to mid 90s further inland.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn in the Atlantic Ocean today after impacting the Caribbean on Saturday. According to data released from the 2 a.m. Sunday update from the National Hurricane Center, the storm is located around 30 miles north of Dominican Republic. It continues to move at a relatively quick clip to the northwest at 21 mph.

Maximum sustained winds are at 45 mph.

The tropical storm is expected to move from the northern side of the island of Hispanola through Sunday afternoon. 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. Much of Dominican Republic will be 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...


ARMED ROBBERY FM-trx1shot


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW --

WE'RE LEARNING ABOUT AN ARMED ROBBERY IN LEE COUNTY.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 5:30 THIS MORNING AT THE 7-ELEVEN ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD AND CYPRESS LAKE.

NBC2'S BRITTANY WEINER IS ON SCENE -- SHE JOINS US NOW BY THE PHONE. WE'RE TOLD A SUSPECT RAN INTO THE CONVENIENT STORE -- Return to index of stories...


PHONER-PHONER


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5K RUN IN FORT MYERS-VOWIPE


WHAT BETTER WAY TO OPEN A NEW RUNNING SHOP THAN WITH A 5-K RUN.

THIS IS VIDEO OF A GREAT RUN SATURDAY MORNING.

THE NEW SHOP IS ON THE CORNER OF MCGREGOR BLVD AND COLLEGE PARKWAY IN FORT MYERS.

50 PEOPLE SHOWED UP TO CELEBRATE.

CO-OWNER TYLER STOWELL SAID HE OPENED THE SHOP TO DO MORE THAN JUST SELL SHOES. Return to index of stories...


5K RUN IN FORT MYERS-SOTVO


Tyler Stowell , co-owner, The Elite FItness

02:56:37 "I think the knowledge of the right shoe to wear, the right

recovery, the right nutrition is definitely something that would help

you know all the active local clubs." 02:56:46

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 THE STORE WILL HOST FREE FUN RUNS.

THEY WILL BE ANYWHERE FROM TWO TO SIX MILES. Return to index of stories...


LOVE THAT DRESS-VO,BNR


IF YOU LOVE FASHION, TICKETS ARE NOW SALE FOR A GREAT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA EVENT.

LOVE THAT DRESS!

THERE ARE TWO EVENTS THIS MONTH, ONE IN NAPLES AND ONE IN FORT MYERS.

THOUSANDS OF NEW AND GENTLY WORN DRESSES WILL BE SOLD, AT GREAT PRICES.

THEY ALSO HAVE GREAT BAGS AND JEWELRY.

ALL THE PROCEEDS GO TO THE PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS IN LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES.

TICKETS ARE 30 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...


AUG 20 WILD HOG POPULATION-VO


IF YOU LIKE TO HUNT, LISTEN UP --

LEE COUNTY NEEDS YOUR HELP CONTROLING THE WILD HOG POPULATION.

THE COUNTY IS LOOKING FOR PROFESSIONAL OUTFITTERS AND CONTRACTORS TO LEAD HOG HUNTS.

THE HUNTS WOULD BE SHOT GUN ONLY - ON CONSERVATION LANDS WHERE THE HOG POPULATION IS OUT OF CONTROL.

OUTFITTERS HAVE UNTIL AUGUST 20 TO SUBMIT THEIR PROPOSALS TO THE COUNTY -

PROVING THEY CAN GET THE JOB DONE SAFELY - WHILE MAKING IT FUN FOR THE HUNTERS. Return to index of stories...


AUG 6TH SPINY LOBSTER SEASON-trxVOTOPSWIPE


SPINY LOBSTER SEASON STARTS THIS WEEK --

IT BEGINS ON AUGUST 6TH AND RUNS THROUGH MARCH 31ST.

THE BAG LIMIT IS 12 PER PERSON.

AND MUST BE 3 INCHES LONG BEFORE YOU TAKE OUT OF THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL!-ss


ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!

YOUR WAIT IS ALMOST OVER.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL RETURNS TONIGHT!

THE GIANTS FACE THE BILLS TO KICK OFF THE 2014 NFL PRESEASON.

IT'S THE HALL OF FAME GAME TONIGHT IN CANTON OHIO TONIGHT AT 8.

A LOT YOU WILL BE WATCHING AND CHEERING OUR HOMETOWN BOY, SAMMY WATKINS, WHO GRADUATED FROM SOUTH FORT MYERS HIGH, AND WAS THE NUMBER ONE PICK FOR THE BILLS. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) FM FIRE-VOTOPS


YOU'RE TIME RIGHT NOW __.

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

LIGHTNING MAY HAVE CAUSED A FIRE INSIDE A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOUSE ON SATURDAY.

THIS IS IN SOUTH FORT MYERS INSIDE THE SAINT CHARLES HARBOR COMMUNITY.

NEIGHBORS TELL US THEY CALLED 9-1-1 AFTER SEEING FLAMES COME OUT OF THE CHIMNEY.

IT TOOK FIREFIGHTERS ABOUT AN HOUR TO PUT OUT THE FIRE.

LUCKILY, NO ONE WAS INSIDE AT THE TIME. Return to index of stories...


TS2) SAME SEX MARRIAGE MEETING-VOTOPS


ON MONDAY, THE GROUP CHALLENGING THE STATE'S BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE WILL HOLD A MEETING.

LAST MONTH, ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI APPEALED THE DECISION, PREVENTING SAME-SEX COUPLES FROM OBTAINING MARRIAGE LICENSES IN FLORIDA.

THE GROUP WILL TALK ABOUT WHAT THE RULING MEANS AND WHAT THE NEXT STEPS FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES IN FLORIDA SHOULD BE. Return to index of stories...


TS3)AMY YOUNG HEARING-SSTOPS, VO


HAPPENING THIS WEEK --

THERE'S A COURT HEARING SCHEDULED FOR THE NAPLES POLICE OFFICER INVOLVED IN A DEADLY DOMESTIC SHOOTING.

SERGEANT AMY YOUNG IS NOW OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AND RECOVERING.

HER LIVE-IN BOYFRIEND OFFICER DAVID MONROIG DIED IN THAT SHOOTING.

WEDNESDAY'S HEARING INVOLVES THE RESTRAINING ORDER MONROIG'S EX-WIFE FILED AGAINST HER. Return to index of stories...


TS4) TAX FREE LAST DAY-VIDBOX


TODAY'S THE LAST DAY FOR THE SALES TAX HOLIDAY.

RIGHT NOW -- 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.

THE TAX FREE EVENT RUNS UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.

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

HEAD TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM --

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


FINAL FORECAST-WX GFX


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7 AM PREVIEW-2SHOT


REMEMBER FOR BREAKING NEWS, WEATHER INFORMATION AND NEWS ONLINE, 24-HOURS A DAY, HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE--

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