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DIRECTORS PAGE FGCU NEW DORM-PKG
SEVERE WX OPEN-CLIP FGCU NEW DORM-OC
TOSS TO ROBERT-VOTOPS, 2 SHOT FL TOP PARTY SCHOOLS-SS
FIRST WEATHER-STC TEASE ONE-2SHOT
TOSS TO CHAD-SS TZ1 A) MANATEE SEAWALL-VO-WIPE
FOREST LAKES-SOT TZ1 B) NEW FM PARKING APP-VOTOPS
TOSS TO BRYAN-OC TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
COLLIER FLOODING-phoner MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
COLLIER FLOODING-VO-WIPE ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
COLLIER FLOODING-SOT FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
COLLIER FLOODING-phoner toss to lindsey
WRAP UP-NAVI, SS COASTLAND FLOODING-CG-VO
TOSS TO GEORGE-SS, VO, E-AniBX collier wx pics
13YO ARRESTED FOR MURDER-CAM 99 PF CHANG'S STOLEN DATA-trx VO
13YO ARRESTED FOR MURDER-PKG FL TOURISM-VO-WIPE
13YO ARRESTED FOR MURDER-CAM 99 FL TOURISM-SOTVO
LEE CLERK OF COURTS SCAM-trx OC NEW FM PARKING APP-trx VOTOPS
FM SHOTS FIRED-SSTOPS TEASE TWO-2SHOT
SGT WILSON TRIBUTE-VO TZ2 A) BULLYING LAWSUIT-VO
LIFE JACKET SHARING-VO-WIPE TZ2 B) DOPPLER CHECK-DOPPLER
LIFE JACKET SHARING-SOTVO TOSS TO JOE-O-AniBX
7ELEVEN ROBBERY ARREST-SS MANATEE PARK SEAWALL-PKG
FIRE MERGER MEETING-trx VIDBXTOPS (2) FL BULLYING TEEN LAWSUIT-VO in TC MON
LEE COUNTY TRIM RATES-VO-WIPE FL BULLYING TEEN LAWSUIT-PKG
LEE COUNTY TRIM RATES-SOTVO FL BULLYING TEEN LAWSUIT-OC
CAPE HARDSHIP PROGRAM-OC NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
FGCU NEW DORM-SS in PLASMA, SS FULL (2) B) EBOLA UPDATE-VOTOPS


DIRECTORS PAGE


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SEVERE WX OPEN-CLIP


SEVERE WEATHER Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO ROBERT-VOTOPS, 2 SHOT


RECORD RAIN IN COLLIER COUNTY.

FLASH FLOODING FORCES PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR HOMES --

AND CAUSES MAJOR PROBLEMS ON THE ROADS.

CARS STRANDED --

YARDS UNDERWATER AND TOO MUCH RAIN WITH NO WHERE TO GO.

NAPLES BROKE ITS ALL-TIME WETTEST AUGUST DAY RECORD, AND IT ONLY TOOK AN HOUR.

GOOD EVENING --

I'M KELLIE BURNS

AND I'M PETER BUSCH.

NBC 2 HAS TEAM COVERAGE OF THE RECORD RAINFALL -- AND A FLOOD WARNING STILL IN EFFECT.

SENIOR CHIEF METEOROLOGIST ROBERT VAN WINKLE IS USING OUR LIVE DOPPLER RADAR TO TRACK IT ALL.

ROBERT. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-STC


FLOODING RAIN

Today's very active and wet weather pattern was enhanced with an area of low pressure above south Florida. This feature will continue to bring more downpours and thunderstorms tonight. Rainfall has been excessive today - over 6" in some Naples neighborhoods at the time of this writing - and I expect more downpours tonight. The rain showers should begin to taper off by midnight, but there could still be more showers washing in from the Gulf overnight and through tomorrow morning.

Temperatures will stay in the mid 70's this evening. It is highly likely that there will be more flooding in some places this evening and travel could be difficult tonight after sunset. Many roads and areas with poor drainage will be under water this evening.

Tomorrow's forecast looks better. We will still be under the threat of morning showers or thunderstorms as southwest winds set in for Tuesday. The afternoon threat for thunderstorms will be mainly inland tomorrow and high temperatures will top out around 90 as the clouds break-up in the afternoon. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHAD-SS


THE RAIN IS CAUSING WIDESPREAD FLOODING THROUGHOUT COLLIER COUNTY --

NBC 2'S CHAD OLIVER IS LIVE IN THE FOREST LAKES NEIGHBOHOOD. Return to index of stories...


FOREST LAKES-SOT


i'm trying to go. not too far; not too far! Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRYAN-OC


ANOTHER AREA HIT HARD BY FLOODING IS GULFSHORE BOULEVARD NEAR 7TH AVENUE SOUTH.

NBC 2'S BRYAN ANDERSON IS THERE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER FLOODING-phoner


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COLLIER FLOODING-VO-WIPE


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COLLIER FLOODING-SOT


Iris Reyes

Golden Gate

00:11:20

"oh my god! It's a lot of water!, It's so Scary. It's coming inside my house, almost."

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COLLIER FLOODING-phoner


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WRAP UP-NAVI, SS


THE COLLIER COUNTY SHSERIFFS OFFICE IS ASKING PEOPLE TO AVOID THE FOLLIWNG INTERSECTIONS DUE TO HIGH WATER.

* U.S. 41 East and Commercial Boulevard

* Fifth Avenue North and Goodlette-Frank Road

* Santa Barbara Boulevard and Golden Gate Parkway

* Airport-Pulling Road SOUTH OF GOLDEN GATE.

REMEMBER -- IT ONLY TAKES 2 INCHES OF RAIN TO FLOAT AN AVERAGE VEHICLE.

SO, IF YOU SEE A POOL OF WATER -- TURN AROUND.

AND THE COLLIER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS REMINDING PEOPLE NOT TO PLAY IN STANDING WATER.

IF YOU HAVE FLOODING IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD --

PLEASE SEND US YOUR PICTURES.

WE'LL CHECK BACK IN WITH SENIOR CHIEF METEOROLOGIST ROBERT VAN WINKLE IN ABOUT 10 MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-SS, VO, E-AniBX


NBC 2 UNCOVERING CHILLING NEW DETAILS IN THE MURDER OF A HOMELESS MAN IN CAPE CORAL.

13-YEAR OLD YOEL MUNOZ MADE HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE TODAY.

HE'S ACCUSED OF STABBING THOMAS BERGSTROM TO DEATH INSIDE A MAKESHIFT CAMP -- OFF PINE ISLAND ROAD AND SANTA BARBARA BOULEVARD.

NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS JUST GOT BACK TO OUR NEWSROOM -- AFTER TALKING WITH THE TEEN'S FAMILY.

GEORGE. Return to index of stories...


13YO ARRESTED FOR MURDER-CAM 99


HIS MOTHER AND FATHER ARE ADAMANT THEIR CHILD IS INNOCENT-

WE ALSO ASKED THEM TO ADDRESS A PRIOR INVESTIGATION-

JUST LAST MONTH WHERE THE TEEN HAD RUN AWAY FROM HOME-

IN THE REPORT MUNOZ CLAIMS HE'LL DOING DRUGS AND HANGING OUT WITH A

MEMBER OF THE LOCAL RAP GROUP THE LAKE BOYZ. Return to index of stories...


13YO ARRESTED FOR MURDER-PKG


13:38:25 "He's a really good boy, he's really smart in school,

there's no way he would do something like that." Lazaro Ordonez,

Munoz's brother

IN THEIR FIRST INTERVIEW SINCE HIS ARREST.

THE FAMILY OF 13 YEAR OLD YOEL MUNOZ TELLS NBC2 THERE HAS TO BE

ANOTHER EXPLANATION-

13:38:17 "I think what happened is he was with the wrong people, he

was hanging out with the wrong people at the wrong time." Ordonez

LAZARO ORDONEZ, MUNOZ'S OLDER BROTHER TELLS NBC2 DOESN'T BELIEVE HIS

SIBLING IS THE ONE WHO STABBED 51 YEAR OLD THOMAS BERGSTROM TO DEATH

INSIDE THE MAKESHIFT SHELTER WHERE HE LIVED LESS THAN A MILE FROM THE

FAMILY HOME.

13:44:15 "He's innocent"

MUNOZ'S PARENTS- WHO PRIMARY SPEAK SPANISH MADE IT CLEAR THEIR

CONFIDENT ONCE THE POLICE INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE THEIR SON'S NAME

WILL BE CLEARED.

13:37:14 "He's not a violent child, he a homebody, he's not

a child who's on the streets, he's well educated, and has a good

heart." Mayling Suarez, Munoz's mother

WHEN HE ASKED HIS FAMILY ABOUT MUNOZ'S RECENT ATTEMPT TO RUNAWAY-

THE FAMLY DECLINED COMMENT-

WE ALSO ASKED ABOUT POTENTIAL GANG AFFILIATIONS 13:44:45 "I would not

be able to answer at this time, I don't know they're investigating

that." Ordonez Return to index of stories...


13YO ARRESTED FOR MURDER-CAM 99


IN THE RUNAWAY REPORT-

MUNOZ'S MOTHER TOLD DETECTIVES HER SON WAS ON MEDS FOR BEHAVIORAL ISSUES.

COMING UP AT SIX-

AN INTERVIEW YOU'LL ONLY SEE ON NBC2- HERE FROM THE TEEN BEFORE HIS ARREST.

PLUS- MORE REACTION FROM HIS FAMILY Return to index of stories...


LEE CLERK OF COURTS SCAM-trx OC


A SCAM ALERT TONIGHT FOR LEE COUNTY --

THE CLERK OF COURTS SAYS SOMEONE PRETENDING TO BE AN EMPLOYEE IS CALLING PEOPLE -- SAYING THEY OWE LATE FEES --

THREATENING TO SHOW UP AT THEIR HOME -- IF THEY DON'T PAY UP.

THE CLERK OF COURTS SAYS THEY'D NEVER SHOW UP AT YOUR HOME FOR PAYMENT.

IF YOU GET A CALL LIKE THIS -- CONTACT THE SHERIFFS OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


FM SHOTS FIRED-SSTOPS


RIGHT NOW -- POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A YOUNG MAN WHO SHOT AT A DRIVER TODAY IN FORT MYERS.

OFFICERS SAY SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE HANGING OUT AT THE CORNER OF BROADWAY AND BRAMAN AVENUES AROUND 11 THIS MORNING --

AND SOMEONE FIRED A SHOT INTO THE BACK OF A PICK-UP.

NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


SGT WILSON TRIBUTE-VO


TOMORROW MARKS THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY SERGEANT MICHAEL WILSON.

HE WAS KILLED RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALL.

WEATHER PENDING, TONIGHT SERGEANT WILSON WILL BE HONORED DURING THE CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS GAME.

THE TEAM WILL RETIRE HIS BADGE NUMBER --

AND THAT NUMBER WILL BE PUT UP IN CHARLOTTE SPORTS PARK.

WILSON WORKED FOR THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR 21 YEARS.

TOMORROW -- MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT WILL WEAR BLACK RIBBONS AND MOURNING BANDS OVER THEIR BADGES. Return to index of stories...


LIFE JACKET SHARING-VO-WIPE


LOANER LIFE JACKETS ARE ON HAND AT THREE ADDITIONAL BEACHES IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE PROGRAM, "KIDS DON'T FLOAT, LIFE JACKETS DO" WAS STARTED A FEW MONTHS AGO TO PREVENT DROWNINGS.

STARTING TODAY -- YOU CAN BORROW LIFE JACKETS AT THE NAPLES PIER --

THE NAPLES BEACH HOTEL --

AND LOWDERMILK PARK. Return to index of stories...


LIFE JACKET SHARING-SOTVO


Karen Murphy, Naples

"I think it's the greatest idea. Because I'm not a swimmer and I can't swim, and so I have fear to see children in the water. To me this is super, super because they'll stay afloat. It's, what a great idea!"

8 BEACHES IN COLLIER COUNTY NOW HAVE LOANER LIFE JACKETS.

THE GOAL IS TO EVENTUALLY HAVE THEM AT EVERY BEACH. Return to index of stories...


7ELEVEN ROBBERY ARREST-SS


DEPUTIES SAY RED SHOELACES HELPED THEM TRACK DOWN A MAN WHO ROBBED A FORT MYERS 7-ELEVEN.

IT HAPPENED EARLY SUNDAY AT CYPRESS LAKE AND MCGREGOR.

AFTER LOOKING AT SURVEILLANCE VIDEO --

DEPUTIES NOTICED JUSTIN BRANDEN WAS WEARING THE SAME SHOES AS THE SUSPECT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY FOUND 600 DOLLARS IN ROLLED CHANGE -- TAKEN FROM THE REGISTER -- INSIDE HIS APARTMENT. Return to index of stories...


FIRE MERGER MEETING-trx VIDBXTOPS (2)


TONIGHT IS THE FIRST OF TWO PUBLIC MEETINGS ON A PROPOSED MERGER BETWEEN THE NORTH NAPLES AND BIG CORKSCREW ISLAND FIRE DISTRICTS.

IT STARTS AT 6 AT THE ORANGE BLOSSOM LIBRARY.

THE PLAN CALLS FOR AT LEAST TWO MORE FIRE STATIONS -- THAT MEANS FASTER RESPONSE TIMES.

FIRE OFFICIALS TELL NBC 2 THE MERGER WILL SAVE MORE THAN TWO MILLION DOLLARS IN THE FIRST FIVE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY TRIM RATES-VO-WIPE


PROPERTY TAX RATES FOR PEOPLE IN LEE COUNTY WILL NOT GO UP NEXT YEAR --

BUT YOU STILL MIGHT HAVE TO PAY MORE MONEY.

TODAY -- LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SET THE MAXIMUM MILLAGE RATE IT CAN COLLECT FROM HOMEOWNERS.

THEY KEPT IT THE SAME AS LAST YEAR AT JUST OVER 4 MILLS.

IF YOU HAVE A 150- THOUSAND DOLLAR HOME --

THAT'S ABOUT 566 DOLLARS PER YEAR.

LAND CONSERVATION GROUPS SAY THEY'RE RELIEVED. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY TRIM RATES-SOTVO


Marisa Carrozzo - conservation of SWFL

"Water quality, water resources, water supply, wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities."

Larry Kiker/Lee Co Commissioner

"Well let's keep in mind that this includes a 7 percent increase in property values, so there will be a financial change in the tax bill."

TAX NOTICES WILL BE MAILED OUT TO HOMEOWNERS LATER THIS MONTH.

THEN, THEY'LL BE TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS IN SEPTEMBER -- BEFORE A FINAL VOTE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE HARDSHIP PROGRAM-OC


TONIGHT -- CAPE CORAL LEADERS WILL LOOK AT MAKING CHANGES TO THE CITY'S HARDSHIP PROGRAM.

IT HELPS RESIDENTS WITH FINANCIAL PROBLEMS PAY FEES FOR THINGS LIKE THE UTILTIES EXPANSION PROJECT.

THE CITY IS NOW LOOKING TO ADD THE FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT TO THE PROGRAM.

A JUDGE COULD DECIDE THE FATE OF THE F-S-A ANY DAY. Return to index of stories...


FGCU NEW DORM-SS in PLASMA, SS FULL (2)


A 30-MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT -- FINISHED JUST IN TIME FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR.

IN A WEEK AND A HALF --

FRESMEN AT F-G-C-U WILL MOVE INTO THIS NEW DORM.

EAGLE HALL IS 6 STORIES --

AND WILL ADD MORE THAN 500 BEDS TO THE BUSY CAMPUS.

BUT IT STILL MAY NOT BE ENOUGH.

NBC2'S ANDREA HUBBELL SHOWS US WHY THE UNIVERSITY IS PLAYING CATCH-UP. Return to index of stories...


FGCU NEW DORM-PKG


Madison Sistevaris

58:06-10

I like how everything is energy sufficient

IT WASN'T HARD FOR THESE TWINS TO DECIDE ON A COLLEGE.

Lauren Sistevaris

58:17-22

Like the top ten greenest universities in the United States

AFTER ALL THEY LIKE THE SAME THINGS.

LIKE THE SMALL CAMPUS FEEL.

59:00-05

Kind of like that because if it's too big it's too much

BUT -- AFTER A POPULATION BOOM.

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY WAS FORCED TO ADD ON.

00:59-1:06

To keep making more buildings for rooms and more building for classes and things like that.

THIS IS THE UNVERSITY'S NEWEST ADDITION.

EAGLE HALL.

Debbie white

02:11-15

There's this whole UNTI just for freshman so they kind if put all the newbies together

A NEARLY 30 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT.

REQUIRED -- AFTER AN INFLUX OF AT LEAST A THOUSAND MORE STUDENTS THE LAST TWO FALLS.

59:22-26

I feel like there's like everything that's in campus is outside of campus too

SO -- IS IT ENOUGH?

NOW FGCU FACES THE SAME PROBLEM.

RESIDENT CAPACITY IS ONCE AGAIN AT 100 PERCENT.

58:39-46

You each get your own bedroom I like that because a lot if other colleges they have , you have to share the same room

INCOMING FRESHMAN SAY -- IT'S BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS SO NEW.

IN LEE COUNTY, AH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


FGCU NEW DORM-OC


F-G-C-U HOUSES ABOUT 47-HUNDRED STUDENTS ON CAMPUS.

RESIDENTIAL LIFE TELLS US -- RIGHT NOW, THERE AREN'T ANY PLANS TO BUILD MORE DORMS --

BUT IT'S ALWAYS ON THEIR RADAR. Return to index of stories...


FL TOP PARTY SCHOOLS-SS


TWO OF THE TOP PARTY SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY ARE RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA

THE PRINCETON REVIEW RELEASED ITS ANNUAL LIST TODAY.

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA CAME IN AT NUMBER 10.

FLORIDA STATE RANKED 12TH.

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK TOPPED THE LIST. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


THERE'S A PROBLEM AT A FAVORITE LOCAL SPOT FOR SEEING MANATEES.

THE GROUND IS ERODING AT MANATEE PARK IN LEE COUNTY.

FIXING THE PROBLEM ISN'T CHEAP.

NEXT AT FIVE -- WE'LL TELL YOU HOW MUCH THE PROJECT WOULD COST AND WHAT TAXPAYERS THINK OF IT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) MANATEE SEAWALL-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) NEW FM PARKING APP-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

FLOODING RAIN

Today's very active and wet weather pattern was enhanced with an area of low pressure above south Florida. This feature will continue to bring more downpours and thunderstorms tonight. Rainfall has been excessive today - over 6" in some Naples neighborhoods at the time of this writing - and I expect more downpours tonight. The rain showers should begin to taper off by midnight, but there could still be more showers washing in from the Gulf overnight and through tomorrow morning.

Temperatures will stay in the mid 70's this evening. It is highly likely that there will be more flooding in some places this evening and travel could be difficult tonight after sunset. Many roads and areas with poor drainage will be under water this evening.

Tomorrow's forecast looks better. We will still be under the threat of morning showers or thunderstorms as southwest winds set in for Tuesday. The afternoon threat for thunderstorms will be mainly inland tomorrow and high temperatures will top out around 90 as the clouds break-up in the afternoon. Return to index of stories...


toss to lindsey


OUR NEWS TEAM IS FOCUSED ON FLOODING THIS EVENING.

THERE'S A LOT OF IT, ESPECIALLY IN COLLIER COUNTY.

NBC 2'S LINDSEY FRY IS standing outside coastland center MALL on golden gate blvd --

SHE JOINS US ON THE PHONE. Return to index of stories...


COASTLAND FLOODING-CG-VO


I'm standing outside coastland center on golden gate blvd and it's

quite the scene!

right now the water is about 3 feet deep and it's still raining.

Since I've been here I've seen two cars get stuck in the water--- one

was able to be pushed out by People nearby. The other had to be towed

out. Water was actually inside the car. Fortunately, no one in those

two cars was hurt.

Now, teens are out her making the best of the situation-- sone brought

swimsuits while others brought surf boards.

The Health department wants to remind people to stay out of the water.

Authorities are asking that people avoid flooded intersections.

Reporting live on collier count Lindsey fry mbc2 Return to index of stories...


collier wx pics


Clarks nurseryoff Radio Road between

Airport and Santa Barbara

PARTS OF GOLDEN GATE PARKWAY ARE CLOSED.

SIX AVENUE NORTH BETWEEN US 41 AND AIRPORT PULLING.

near coastland mall NEAR US 41 AND GOLDEN GATE PARKWAY.

SOME PEOPLE ARE HAVING FUN IN IT. TAKING OUT THEIR PADDLEBOARDS. PROBABLY EASIER TO GET around THAN BY CAR. Return to index of stories...


PF CHANG'S STOLEN DATA-trx VO


NEW INFORMATION TONIGHT ON A LARGE SECURITY BREACH AT P-F CHANG'S.

HACKERS STOLE CREDIT AND DEBIT CARD INFORMATION FROM HUNDREDS OF CUSTOMERS -- BETWEEN MARCH AND MAY OF THIS YEAR.

TODAY -- WE LEARNED RESTAURANTS IN WINTER PARK, CLEARWATER AND PALM BEACH GARDENS WERE HIT.

IF YOU THINK YOUR INFORMATION WAS STOLEN -- CALL YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY.

JUST LAST YEAR -- A SIMILAR DATA BREACH HIT TARGET STORES AND AFFECTED NEARLY 70 MILLION PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


FL TOURISM-VO-WIPE


FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR -- FLORIDA HAS HAD RECORD TOURISM NUMBERS -- AND THOSE NUMBERS ARE ONLY EXPECTED TO GO UP.

TODAY -- THE STATE MARKETING AGENCY -- VISIT FLORIDA -- ANNOUNCED MORE THAN 100 MILLION VISITORS ARE EXPECTED TO VISIT THE STATE NEXT YEAR -- WHICH WOULD BE AN ALL-TIME HIGH.

ALL THESE VISITORS MEAN MORE JOBS.

OFFICIALS SAY EVERY 85 VISITORS CREATE ONE JOB. Return to index of stories...


FL TOURISM-SOTVO


Will Seccombe, Visit Florida

"Those people are coming and experiencing all we have to offer and having an amazing experience. But, they are also staying in hotels, buying in retail stores, and buying in restaurants. All of those sales tax collections, which amount to about 23% of the state sales tax collections, are being paid for by people who don't live here."

TOURISTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES TEND TO STAY THE LONGEST AND SPEND THE MOST MONEY.

BUT THE STATE SAYS THE EXTRA VISITORS HAS ALLOWED THEM TO ADVERTISE IN OTHER PARTS OF THE U-S. Return to index of stories...


NEW FM PARKING APP-trx VOTOPS


THERE'S A NEW WAY TO PAY FOR PARKING IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

THE CITY JUST UNVEILED THE PASSPORT-PARKING MOBILE PAYMENT APP -- THAT ALLOWS YOU TO PAY FOR COIN-OPERATED METERS WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE.

THE BEST PART -- YOU CAN ADD TIME TO THE METER WITHOUT RUNNING BACK TO YOUR CAR.

THE APP IS AVAILABLE FOR APPLE AND ANDROID PHONES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


AND RECORD RAINFALL IS CAUSING SEVERE FLOODING IN COLLIER COUNTY --

RIGHT NOW -- THERE'S A FLOOD WARNING.

HERE'S A LOOK AT FIRST ALERT LIVE DOPPLER RADAR --

AND ROBERT IS TRACKING THE STORMS AS THEY MOVE INTO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

STAY WITH US. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) BULLYING LAWSUIT-VO


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TZ2 B) DOPPLER CHECK-DOPPLER


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TOSS TO JOE-O-AniBX


LEE COUNTY IS ON THE VERGE OF SPENDING MORE THAN A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO FIX UP ONE OF ITS MOST POPULAR PARKS.

THE CANAL AT MANATEE PARK IS SLOWLY ERODING AWAY --

NBC 2'S JOE ROETZ SHOWS US WHAT'S BEING DONE. Return to index of stories...


MANATEE PARK SEAWALL-PKG


- take a look - this water is eating away at the side of the canal.

- staff says it's only a matter of time before viewing areas and fencing becomes unstable. And a half a million dollars goes a long way in preventing that from happening.

EVEN ON THE GREYEST OF DAYS-

WITH NOT A MAMMAL IN SIGHT.

LEE COUNTY'S MANATEE PARK HAS THE ABILITY TO ATTRACT EVEN THE *MOST HOPEFUL OF HOPEFULS.

Sam Howell

14:49-55

We came to see the manatees but with the rain it's probably not warm enough for them.

SAM HOWELL AND HIS FAMILY TRAVELED FROM THE EAST COAST TO CHECK OUT THE PARK.

IT'S A DELICATE LANDSCAPE THEY'RE CHECKING OUT.

ONE THE COUNTY'S PARKS AND REC DEPARTMENT SAYS IS IN DANGER.

that shoreline will continue to deteriorate and see it go back further and further til it affected the viewing area of the park.

TOMORROW - LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL VOTE ON SPENDING 140-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO EXTEND THIS CONCRETE SEAWALL ALL THE WAY OUT TO STATE ROUTE 80.

THE WORK IS PART OF A LARGER PLAN TO PROTECT THE ENTIRE CANAL - AT A COST OF NEARLY 600-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE MONEY WILL COME FROM BED TAXES -

MONEY HOWELL AND OTHERS PAY EACH TIME THEY RENT A HOTEL HERE IN LEE COUNTY.

CASH HE'S GLAD TO SPEND.

Sam Howell

Visitor

7 seconds

We need to take care of them. If this will help water and people coming to see them, it's well worth it.

With the water that flows through this canal coming from the FPL plant across the street, you might be wondering why FPL isn't responsible for the new seawall. Lee County staff tells me Manatee Park is actually on FPL property-- with Lee County leasing the land, and agrees to make any needed modifications.

-in Fort Myers, Joe Roetz, nbc 2 Return to index of stories...


FL BULLYING TEEN LAWSUIT-VO in TC MON


THE MOTHER OF A CENTRAL FLORIDA GIRL -- WHO JUMPED TO HER DEATH BECAUSE SHE WAS BULLIED -- FILED A LAWSUIT TODAY.

SHE SAYS THE PEOPLE SHE BELIEVE HAD A HAND IN HER DAUGHTER'S DEATH NEED TO BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE --

AND SINCE CRIMINAL CHARGES HAVE BEEN DROPPED -- THIS WAS HER ONLY CHOICE. Return to index of stories...


FL BULLYING TEEN LAWSUIT-PKG


12-YEAR OLD REBECCA SEDWICK JUMPED TO HER DEATH LAST SEPTEMBER.

A MONTH LATER -- THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTED TWO CLASSMATES ON CHARGES OF STALKING --

BUT THE CASE WAS DROPPED -- DUE TO INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE.

TODAY -- HER MOM FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE POLK COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD --

A FLORIDA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY --

AND A FORMER CLASSMATE OF HER DAUGHTER'S.

"This lawsuit is not about money. This lawsuit, the damages alleged are in excess of $15,000, but at the end of the day, she's looking for justice from the people she believes caused her daughter's death."

THE LAWSUIT ACCUSES THE POLK COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD OF NOT PROVIDING A SAFE EDCUATIONAL ENVIRONMENT FOR REBECCA SEDWICK --

AND IT DIDN'T TAKE STEPS TO STOP HARRASSMENT, INTIMIDATION OR BULLYING.

CEMEX CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS OWNS THIS ABANDONED CONCRETE PLANT IN LAKELAND -- WHERE SEDWICK JUMPED TO HER DEATH.

HER MOM SAYS THE CONCRETE PLANT WASN'T PROPERLY FENCED OFF -- AND LADDERS WEREN'T SECURED.

THAT ALLOWED SEDWICK TO SNEAK ONTO THE PROPERTY.

FINALLY, ONE OF THE TWO GIRLS THAT WAS CHARGED CRIMINALLY WITH STALKING SEDWICK IS NAMED.

THE LAWSUIT SAYS BULLYING ON SOCIAL MEDIA CAUSED EMOTIONAL DISTRESS. Return to index of stories...


FL BULLYING TEEN LAWSUIT-OC


THE EVIDENCE REQUIRED FOR A CIVIL LAWSUIT IS A LOT LOWER THAN A CRIMINAL CASE --

BUT THE FACT THAT THE CASE WAS DROPPED COULD BE A FACTOR. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


ROBERT IS TRAKING MORE RAIN.

A RECORD BREAKING DAY IN NAPLES.

HERE'S A LOOK AT FIRST ALERT LIVE RADAR. UP TO SEVEN INCHES OF RAIN IN SOME AREAS.

ROBERT IS UPDATING HIS FORECAST FOR 5-30, AND WE HAVE THE NEW PICTURES OF THE FLOODING.

PLUS: WE HAVE THE NEWEST INFORMATION ABOUT THE DEADLY EBOLA OUTBREAK, AND THE SECOND AMERICAN PATIENT COMING BACK TO THE U-S FOR TREATMENT. Return to index of stories...


B) EBOLA UPDATE-VOTOPS


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