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DIRECTORS PAGE SGT WILSON REMEMBERED-VO-WIPE
HLA) FLOOD CLEANUP-trx VOTOPS SGT WILSON REMEMBERED-SOTVO
HLB) BODY ON I75-trx VOTOPS CHARCO 911 PROBLEMS-VO-WIPE
HLC) US GENERAL KILLED-trx VOTOPS CHARCO 911 PROBLEMS-SOTVO
5PM OPEN-CLIP MANATEE PARK FOLO-O-AniBX, VO
TEAM COVERAGE SETUP-OC, SOTVO, ST-TBX BURNT ROAD WIDENING-trx VOTOPS
COLLIER FLOOD CLEANUP-REM-LIVE TEASE ONE-2SHOT
COLLIER FLOOD CLEANUP-PKG TZ1 A) NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-VO-WIPE
COLLIER FLOOD CLEANUP-REM-LIVE TZ1 B) FL HEIRESS RESCUES DOG-SOTVO
TOSS TO ANDREA-trx SOTVO in PLASMA-LIVE TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
QUAIL RUN DRAINAGE MTG-LIVEU 1 MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
QUAIL RUN DRAINAGE MTG-PKG ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
QUAIL RUN DRAINAGE MTG-LIVEU 1 FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TEASE AHEAD TO SIX-OC NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-trx TC MON
TOSS TO JACLYN-trx SS-FLYOUT NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-BNR-PKG
BODY FOUND ON I75-LIVEU 2 CAPE BRIDGE WORK-VO-WIPE
BODY FOUND ON I75-VO-WIPE CAPE BRIDGE WORK-SOTVO
BODY FOUND ON I75-SOT FL DOCTORS MEDICAL POT-VO
BODY FOUND ON I75-LIVEU 2 TEASE TWO-2SHOT
US GENERAL KILLED-TC MON, VO-WIPE TZ2 A) HEIRESS RESCUES DOG-SOTVO
US GENERAL KILLED-SOTVO TZ2 B) collier 911 misuse-ss
DAYS INN MURDER-SS, VO FL HEIRESS RESCUES DOG-O-AniBX
TOSS TO CHAD-trx OC FL HEIRESS RESCUES DOG-PKG
SEX STING ARRESTS-BUBBA FL HEIRESS RESCUES DOG-OC
SEX STING ARRESTS-VO-WIPE NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
SEX STING ARRESTS-SOTVO A) US GENERAL KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN-VO-WIPE
SEX STING ARRESTS-BUBBA B) MEDIA CHANGES-VOTOPS


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HLA) FLOOD CLEANUP-trx VOTOPS


COLLIER COUNTY CLEANUP.

ONE DAY AFTER HISTORIC RAINFALL IN COLLIER COUNTY -- NBC 2 IS UNCOVERING THE COST OF YESTERDAY'S STORM AND WHY FOR ONE NAPLES NEIGHBORHOOD -- IT'S NOT AN EASY FIX. Return to index of stories...


HLB) BODY ON I75-trx VOTOPS


A GRUESOME AND SHOCKING DISCOVERY ALONG I-75 IN LEE COUNTY --

A BODY IS FOUND LESS THAN A HUNDRED FEET FROM THE ROAD! Return to index of stories...


HLC) US GENERAL KILLED-trx VOTOPS


AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE 12-YEAR WAR, A U.S. GENERAL WAS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN. Return to index of stories...


5PM OPEN-CLIP


5PM OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE SETUP-OC, SOTVO, ST-TBX


THE CLEANUP IS UNDERWAY AFTER A HISTORY DAY OF FLOODING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

062219-"The original estimates come out to about 12,000 in damages."

MORE RAIN IN AN HOUR THAN ANY OTHER AUGUST DAY EVER IN NAPLES.

WASHING OUT ROADS, STRANDING DRIVERS, -- CREATING A SOGGY MESS IN HOMES AND BUSINESSES.

TONIGHT --

WE HAVE TEAM COVERAGE OF THE MASSIVE CLEAN-UP EFFORT.

ANDREA HUBBELL SHOWS US WHY PEOPLE IN ONE NAPLES NEIGHBORHOOD ARE SO UPSET BY THE FLOODING.

BUT WE BEGIN WITH NBC 2'S SOPHIE NIELSEN-KOLDING -- AND THE STORY OF BUSINESS OWNERS DRYING OUT. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER FLOOD CLEANUP-REM-LIVE


THE WATER IN THIS PARKING LOT WAS UP TO MY CALVES YESTERDAY.

THIS STRIP WAS ONE OF THE WORST HIT SPOTS.

WHILE THE PARKING LOT LOOKS DRY NOW -- A LOT OF PLACES IN TOWN ARE STILL A LITTLE SOGGY. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER FLOOD CLEANUP-PKG


*drain nat*

Traces of yesterday's flash flood are everywhere.

Pools of water in people's yards, driveways and alleys.

Soaking into where people live-

*fan nat

And where they work.

Jean-Bernard terrete -signature tree care

Cover 060819 the biggest problem is with the furniture you know and the rugs they're soaking wet so we have to out everything outside. 9

INSTEAD OF TRIMMING TREES- THE CREW AT SIGNATURE TREE CARE IS SPENDING TIME ON DAMAGE CONTROL.

Jean-Bernard terrete -signature tree care060901 the bottom of the cabinets are all soaking wet and deformed and yeah we're probably going to have to get rid of them. 9

NOT THE ONLY PLACE PUTTIG MAN POWER ON CLEAN UP DUTy.

Isel tiziano

Camp bow wow owner062106 we stayed here till about 9 last night drying everything out vacuuming all the water out. 6

CAMP BOWWOW WAS UNDER several inches of WATER.

Isel tiziano

062043 It basically was a splish splash 3

*humidifier nat

Now De humidifiers making sure the moisture doesn't turn to mold. And on top of the stress- and work to keep all the guests warm and dry.

The weight ON THE BANK ACCOUNT Is taking it's till.

062219 the original estimates come out to about 12,000 in damages. 5

STILL STAYING OPEN- WITH A FOCUS ON KEEPING THEIR LIVELIHOOD. ABOVE WATER. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER FLOOD CLEANUP-REM-LIVE


sophie nielsen kolding reporting.

OTHER BUSINESSES IN THIS AREA TELL nbc 2 THEY HAD SHIPMENTS COME IN LATE BECAUSE OF ALL THE WATER ON THE ROADS.

IT COULD TAKE THEM UNTIL THE WEEKEND TO REOPEN -- LOSING ALL THAT BUSINESS In BETWEEN. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO ANDREA-trx SOTVO in PLASMA-LIVE


03:54-4:01

"Oh my gosh yes, it was intense My front porch had at least 4 inches of water on it

PEOPLE IN ONE NAPLES NEIGHBORHOOD SAID THE RAIN EXPOSED DRAINAGE PROBLEMS THEY THOUGHT HAD BEEN FIXED.

THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE YESTERDAY ALONG FOREST LAKES BOULEVARD.

MANY DRIVERS WERE FORCED TO LEAVE THEIR CARS ACROSS THE STREET -- AND WADE THROUGH THE WATER TO GET HOME.

NBC 2'S ANDREA HUBBELL CONTINUES OUR TEAM COVERAGE LIVE FROM THAT SAME AREA.

ANDREA? Return to index of stories...


QUAIL RUN DRAINAGE MTG-LIVEU 1


RIGHT NOW -- IT'S NICE AND DRY.

BUT IF YOU TAKE A CLOSER LOOK -- THIS DEBRIS TELLS A DIFFERENT STORY.

SHOWING JUST HOW HIGH THE WATER WAS YESTERDAY.

A YEAR AGO -- IT TOOK DAYS FOR RAIN WATER LIKE THIS TO RECEED.

PEOPLE SAY -- YES -- DRAINAGE HAS IMPROVED --

BUT IT'S STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Return to index of stories...


QUAIL RUN DRAINAGE MTG-PKG


06:58-07:01

We didn't know it was coming

RARE AND INTENSE.

04:06-04:07

Many cars were stuck

INCHES OF WATER DUMPING OUT OF THE SKY

04:02-05

It just was very intense

IN JUST A FEW SHORT HOURS.

Maryann Gracey

03:54-4:01

Oh my gosh yes, it was intense

My front porch had at least 4 inches of water on it

CAR STALLED INSTEAD COASTING.

PEOPLE WADING INSTEAD OF DRIVING.

05:16-20

We're really trapped in here we really are

BUT ANYONE COMING IN --

nat

OR TRYING TO LEAVE HAD SEEN THIS BEFORE.

08:27-28

Oh yeah over and over

NEIGHBOR, DENNIS LILLIS SAW THE SAME THING THIS TIME -- LAST YEAR.

Dennis Lillis

08:17-21

Seen a lot of water here, laughing, a lot of water

HE THOUGHT THE PROBLEM HAD BEEN FIXED.

BUT SAYS -- THERE'S A LOT LEFT TO BE DONE.

08:41-48

Some kind of drainage has got to be done here ya know. Where they eliminate that water maybe going into the lakes over here or something like that.

THE FOREST LAKES BOARD AGREES WITH LILLIS.

**nat

TODAY THE BOARD MET-- DISCUSSING DRAINAGE ISSUES.

ADMITING THEIR PROJECT LAST YEAR -- TO FIX THE FLOODING -- WAS A BAND-AID SOLUTION.

AND ALTHOUGH -- IT'S NOT PERMENANT, IT IS HELPING.

06:35-43

Much better but when you get rains like this as you can see from DT from everywhere nothing can handle it

IN 2013 -- IT TOOK DAYS FOR THE WAS TO FALL BACK.

THIS YEAR -- ONLY HOURS.

06:13-15

You're taking a chance, you're taking a chance

STILL -- RESIDENTS WAS A QUICK FIX.

AND BOARD MEMBERS SAY THEIR BUDGET IS MAIN THE PROBLEM TO FINDING A GOOD SOLUTION.

6:43-44

Nothing can handle it

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QUAIL RUN DRAINAGE MTG-LIVEU 1


DURING THE FOREST LAKES BOARD MEETING

THEY SAY THEY'RE FORWARD THEIR FLOODING ISSUES TO ENGINEERS.

HOPING THEY CAN FIND A WAY TO FIX THESE DRAINAGE PROBLEM BY EITHER ADDING PIPES, OR CLEANING OUT THE EXISTING ONES.

LIVE IN CC AH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TEASE AHEAD TO SIX-OC


TONIGHT AT 6 --

NBC 2 RIDES ALONG WITH A TOW TRUCK COMPANY WORKING OVERTIME TO CLEAR DISABLED CARS FROM THE ROADS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JACLYN-trx SS-FLYOUT


LEE COUNTY INVESTIGATORS ARE SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS TONIGHT -- AFTER LAWN CARE CREWS FOUND A BODY ON THE SIDE OF INTERSTATE 75.

THIS RIGHT NEAR THE BUSY COLONIAL BOULEVARD INTERCHANGE.

RIGHT NOW --

CRIME SCENE TAPE SURROUNDS THE AREA.

NBC2'S JACLYN BEVIS IS THERE LIVE WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION.

JACLYN? Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND ON I75-LIVEU 2


---SCENE DESCRIPTION---

EARLIER TODAY, THIS AREA WAS FLOODED WITH LEE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTIES AND INVESTIGATORS Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND ON I75-VO-WIPE


ONE LANE OF THE INTERSTATE WAS CLOSED FOR THE RECOVERY OF THAT BODY.

THE CORONER ARRIVED ON SCENE AROUND 2 THIS AFTERNOON TO ASSIST IN REMOVING THAT BODY.

LEE COUNTY OFFICIALS HAVE LIMITED INFORMATION THEY'RE ABLE TO RELEASE AT THIS POINT. Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND ON I75-SOT


Sgt. Scott Lineberger, LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Our major crime units are on scene conducting a death investigation. At this point in time it's very preliminary. We're just starting the investigation. Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND ON I75-LIVEU 2


WE CAN TELL YOU THE BODY WAS FOUND ABOUT 100 FEET FROM THE SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE'S SOUTHBOUND LANES.

WE DID SEE A HIGHWAY LAWN-CARE TRUCK NEAR THE CRIME SCENE AS WELL.

WE REACHED OUT TO THAT COMPANY -- BUT HAVE NOT HEARD BACK.

REPORTING LIVE IN LEE COUNTY, JACLYN BEVIS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


US GENERAL KILLED-TC MON, VO-WIPE


A U.S. GENERAL WAS KILLED TODAY IN A SHOOTING AT AN AFGHAN MILITARY TRAINING FACILITY.

THAT IS A FIRST FOR THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN AND IT NEVER HAPPENED IN IRAQ.

THE PENTAGON SAYS THE GUNMAN WAS DRESSED IN AN AFGHAN ARMY UNIFORM.

THE TWO STAR GENERAL'S NAME HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED.

ALL THE MILITARY WILL SAY AT THIS POINT IS THAT HE WAS ON A ROUTINE VISIT WHEN THE ATTACKED HAPPENED.

A BIG QUESTION NOW IS WILL THIS AFFECT THE HANDOFF OF COMBAT LEADERSHIP IN AFGHANISTAN BY DECEMBER? Return to index of stories...


US GENERAL KILLED-SOTVO


Rear Adm. John Kirby/Pentagon Press Secretary

"I don't seen any impact to the current plans to draw down our forces in Afghanistan and to further support the resolute support mission next year.

Josh Earnest, White House Press Secretary

"this shooting is, of course a painful reminder of the service and sacrifice that our men and women in uniform make every day."

"

THE LAST TIME A TWO STAR U-S GENERAL DIED IN COMBAT WAS VIETNAM.

MORE THAN A DOZEN SOLIDERS WERE WOUNDED IN THE SHOOTING.

WE'LL HAVE MUCH MORE ON TODAY'S ATTACK, COMING UP AT 5:30. Return to index of stories...


DAYS INN MURDER-SS, VO


US MARSHALLS ARRESTED A LEE COUNTY MAN FOR A MURDER OUTSIDE A NORTH FORT MYERS HOTEL.

QUAYSHUN LEWIS HAS LENGHTY CRIMINAL RECORD -- WE ARE TOLD HE GOES BY THE NAME "GOONIE."

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE FIRED UP TO SEVEN ROUNDS FROM A SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL INTO A CAR IN THE PARKING LOT KILLING LINDSAY HOLLINS AND INJURING A WOMAN IN THE PASSENGER SEAT. THIS HAPPENED OUTSIDE DAYS INN IS ON U-S 41, NEAR HANCOCK BRIDGE PARKWAY YESTERDAY.

RIGHT NOW -- THE MOTIVE IS UNCLEAR. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHAD-trx OC


A STATE-WIDE OPERATION CRACKED DOWN ON CHILD SEX PREDATORS ACROSS FLORIDA.

DETECTIVES WENT UNDERCOVER TO ARREST MORE THAN A HUNDRED PEOPLE IN AN INVESTIGATION THAT SPANNED FROM THE PANHANDLE TO SOUTH FLORIDA.

NBC-2'S CHAD OLIVER IS HERE TO EXPLAIN *HOW* THE STING PLAYED OUT. Return to index of stories...


SEX STING ARRESTS-BUBBA


THE FLORIDA SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION CONSIDERS CHILD CYBER SEX CRIMES TO BE ITS HIGHEST PRIORITY.

IT'S WHY LAW ENFORCEMENT URGES PARENTS TO KNOW WHO KIDS ARE TALKING TO ON-LINE.

GET IN THEIR BUSINESS -- ONE SHERIFF SAID TODAY. Return to index of stories...


SEX STING ARRESTS-VO-WIPE


THIS STATE-WIDE TASK FORCE SET UP THE UNDERCOVER OPERATION FROM MARCH UNTIL JULY.

LOOK AT THE MUG SHOTS THAT RESULTS.

ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY PEOPLE ARRESTED FROM ALL OVER THE STATE.

ONE WE KNOW AT LEAST FACING CHARGES IS FROM NAPLES.

ALL WERE ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO SEXUALLY EXPLOIT KIDS.

LISTEN TO A CHILLING STATEMENT FROM THE SHERIFF IN PINNELAS COUNTY.

HE DESCRIBES WHAT ONE OF THOSE ARRESTED SAID IN A CHAT ROOM. Return to index of stories...


SEX STING ARRESTS-SOTVO


He specifically said anywhere from diapers to 11 year old was okay

with him. He had an uncontrollable monster that ran in his head that

he couldn't control because he fantasized about having sex with a five

year old.

There are predators out there now that we didn't get in the last

round-up , but let me promise you one thing - we'll get you in the

next round-up.

YOU JUST HEARD FROM THE OUT-GOING PRESIDENT OF THE FLORIDA SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION. Return to index of stories...


SEX STING ARRESTS-BUBBA


BECAUSE OF THE INTERNET - THERE REALLY ISN'T A GEOGRAPHICAL BOUNDARY FOR THESE CRIMES.

MANY OF THOSE ARRESTED WOULD INTERACT ON-LINE AND THEN DRIVE LONG DISTANCES, IN SOME CASES TO OTHER STATES, TO MEET-UP.

EXPECT MORE STINGS LIKE THE ONE ANNOUNCED TODAY. Return to index of stories...


SGT WILSON REMEMBERED-VO-WIPE


TODAY MARKS THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSAY OF THE DEATH OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S SERGEANT MICHAEL WILSON.

HE WAS SHOT RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALL.

TO HONOR WILSON'S SACRIFICE --

TODAY, DEPUTIES ARE WEARING BLACK MOURNING BANDS ON THEIR BADGES --

WHILE OTHER EMPLOYEES IN THE OFFICE WORE BLUE. Return to index of stories...


SGT WILSON REMEMBERED-SOTVO


BILL PRUMMELL/CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF"

"It's tough. It's tough when you lose a colleague you lose a friend. We all kind of mourn about it and remember him in our own way."

THE SHERIFF WAS SUPPOSED TO THROW THE FIRST PITCH AT LAST NIGHT'S CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS BASEBALL GAME IN HONOR OF WILSON.

IT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN.

BUT THE SHERIFF TELLS NBC 2 IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO 911 PROBLEMS-VO-WIPE


A GLITCH IN THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY 9-1-1 SYSTEM PREVENTED PEOPLE FROM REACHING OPERATORS OVERNIGHT.

THE PROBLEM LASTED A LITTLE MORE THAN 8 HOURS -- UNTIL ABOUT 9 THIS MORNING.

DURING THAT TIME --

CALLERS WERE DIRECTED TO AN OFFICE NUMBER.

OFFICIALS TOLD US A FAULTY CIRCUIT IS TO BLAME. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO 911 PROBLEMS-SOTVO


LAURIE ANDERSON/CHARLOTTE COUNTY 911 ADMINISTRATOR

"In some cases we wouldn't get a voice, so a call would ring into the dispatch center, but you wouldn't be able to hear their voice all the time. We did repeated tests."

THE LINES ARE CURRENTLY WORKING.

DURING THE OUTAGE -- 176 CALLS CAME INTO THE 9-1-1 SYSTEM.

BUT AT LEAST 100 OF THOSE WERE TEST CALLS BY THE 9-1-1 STAFF. Return to index of stories...


MANATEE PARK FOLO-O-AniBX, VO


MANATEE PARK IN LEE COUNTY WILL GET AN EXTENDED SEAWALL.

TODAY, COMMISSIONERS APPROVED NEARLY 140-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO INSTALL A CONCRETE WALL THAT WILL EXTEND TO STATE ROUTE 80.

WE TOLD YOU YESTERDAY -- WATER FLOWING THROUGH THE CANAL AT MANATEE PARK IS EATING AWAY AT THE SHORELINE.

WORK WILL BEGIN SOON AND IS EXPECTED TO TAKE ABOUT 3 MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


BURNT ROAD WIDENING-trx VOTOPS


TODAY, LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ALSO TOOK ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS WIDENING BURNT STORE ROAD.

COMMISSIONERS AGREED TO CONDEMN 5 PROPERTIES THAT WERE STANDING IN THE WAY OF THE PROJECT.

THE COUNTY WILL TRY NEGOTIATING WITH LAND OWNERS TO BUY THE PROPERTY FIRST --

IF NOT -- THE COUNTY CAN TAKE THEM OVER.

THE ENTIRE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO TAKE ABOUT 6 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


HOW WOULD YOU LIKE THE SAIL THE OPEN SEAS ON A CHOCOLATE FILLED CRUISE SHIP.

LEE COUNTY'S MOST FAMOUS CHOCOLATIER IS EXPANDING HIS BUSINESS ON LAND AND ON WATER.

WE SHOW YOU HOW NORMAN LOVE IS TAKING AN INTERNATIONAL PLUNGE.

PLUS --

"As we're flying into Tampa, she actually looks out the window to see her new home. That was probably the most touching part."

EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT A DOG LOVER.YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE THIS STORY.

MEET THE DOWN AND OUT DOG THAT GOT RESCUED FROM A SHELTER.AND HOPPED ON A PRIVATE JET TO FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) FL HEIRESS RESCUES DOG-SOTVO


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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.

FORECAST: Less rain expected Wednesday

Compliments of an onshore westerly wind flow, scattered showers and thunderstorms were able to impact areas of Lee and Charlotte Counties this morning with some locally heavy rainfall. Doppler radar-estimates place between.5" and 2" of rain early today in parts of northern Cape Coral, North Fort Myers and Punta Gorda.

This afternoon though, conditions are notably quieter. Though we will need to account for the chance of an shower or storm tonight, we will finish the day with far less activity than we had when it started.

On Wednesday expect more of a northwest wind flow early in the day. That means the morning hours are expected to be drier than how Tuesday morning was. Through the mid-day hours a passing shower or storm is possible along the US41 corridor. With the seabreeze coming onshore from the Gulf of Mexico, the majority of any showers or storms on Wednesday afternoon would be expected along and east of the I-75 corridor.

Temperatures on Wednesday should be warmer and more seasonal than today. Highs are likely to reach 93 at Fort Myers, 90 at Naples and 94 at Lehigh Acres.

Late afternoon and early evening showers and storms are expected Thursday and Friday with highs topping out in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn off the east coast of the United States but poses to theat to mainland North America.

Data shows the storm is moving north-northeast at 22 mph. Maximum sustained winds are still at 60 mph, but the movement of Bertha keeps it away from major land masses.

As the storm moves generally parallel with the eastern American coast it is expected to continue weakening as it advances into the northern Atlantic Ocean.

No other tropical cyclones are active in the Gulf, Caribbean or Atlantic. Return to index of stories...


NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-trx TC MON


A LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER IS NOW PEDDLING HIS GOODS ON INTERNATIONAL WATERS.

NORMAN LOVE CONFECTIONS JUST STRUCK A DEAL TO SELL CHOCOLATES ON BOARD A MAJOR CRUISE LINE.

AND AS NBC 2'S NATASHA VERMA FOUND OUT, LOVE IS ALSO EXPANDING HIS CHOCOLATE FACTORY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-BNR-PKG


14 SHORT YEARS AGO -- NORMAN LOVE OPENED A SMALL CHOCOLATE STORE IN FORT MYERS.

41:14-41:18

"Today we have over 65 employees with more to come."

AND THE BUSINESS IS ABOUT TO GO GLOBAL ABOARD PRINCESS CRUISE LINES.

40:03-40:09

"Norman Love Confections is going to be sold on 18 ships worldwide. 1.8 million passengers."

SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA?

MORE DEMAND, MORE JOBS.

39:49-40:00

"I am in the process of hiring production packaging facilitators shipping and receiving in order to beef up for that partnership."

STAND UP

2:21-2:30

"Now Norman Love is breaking ground here at Miromar Outlets with the brand new retail store. He'll immediately bring 15 jobs to southwest Florida."

57:12-57:17

"I applied came down visited and this was the place that I really wanted to work."

CHOCOLATIER JUSTIN FRY IS JUST ONE OF THE YOUNG PROFESSINALS LOVE HOPES TO ATTRACT.

AND WITH PLANS TO EXPAND INTO SARASOTA AND BROWARD COUNTIES -- ONE THING IS CLEAR -

42:46-42:52

"I'm always careful to make sure that we never make a mistake and we never compromise our products."

IN FT MYERS NATASHA VERMAN, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BRIDGE WORK-VO-WIPE


AN AGING CAPE CORAL BRIDGE IS GETTING SOME MUCH NEEDED ATTENTION.

WE FIRST TOLD YOU LAST MONTH ABOUT THE BRIDGE OFF SURFSIDE BOULEVARD AND SOUTHWEST 37TH TERRACE.

THE BRIDGE -- LIKE HUNDRED OTHERS IN THE CAPE -- IS REACHING ITS LIFE EXPECTANCY.

BUT THIS ONE WAS IN THE WAS IN THE WORST SHAPE -- WITH REINFORCED STEEL EXPOSED AND RUSTING.

TODAY -- WE LEARNED CREWS WILL SPEND THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEK REPAIRING THE BRIDGE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BRIDGE WORK-SOTVO


00:06:44 "The concrete is pretty thick and the rebar is still in

there, this is a little more severe than a cosmetic fix, but we want

to get it before it does get severe" Brian Flanagan, Cape Coral Public

Works

THE REPAIRS ARE EXPECTED TO COST JUST OVER A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.

CITY OFFICIALS SAY EVEN THOUGHT THE BRIDGE IS ROUGH SHAPE --

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FL DOCTORS MEDICAL POT-VO


THE FLORIDA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION IS COMING OUT AGAINST MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

THE GROUP REPRESENTS 20-THOUSAND DOCTORS.

THEY SAY THE PROPOSAL ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH REGULATIONS --

AND THEY'RE WORRIED IF PASSED -- IT WILL LEAD TO DRUG ABUSE.

JUST LAST WEEK -- A Q-POLL FOUND A WHOPPING 88-PERCENT OF FLORIDA VOTERS *SUPPORT MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

ONLY 10-PERCENT ARE AGAINST IT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


A BLACK LAB -- REJECTED BY HER OWNER AFTER WALKING 30 MILES -- IS NOW LIVING IN THE LAP OF LUXURY --

RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA.

1:26-

"Lady deserves to have the best possible life."

HOW THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA -- AND THE GENEROSITY OF AN HEIRESS HELPED THIS UNWANTED DOG FROM RAGS TO RICHES!

THAT STORY IS NEXT AT 5.

THEN -- ALL NEW AT 6 --

WHY THIS GUY'S 911 CALL IN COLLIER COUNTY LANDED HIM IN JAIL. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) HEIRESS RESCUES DOG-SOTVO


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TZ2 B) collier 911 misuse-ss


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FL HEIRESS RESCUES DOG-O-AniBX


A DOG'S STORY MADE NATIONAL HEADLINES WHEN SHE WALKED 30 MILES TO RETURN TO THE HOME SHE LOVED --

ONLY TO BE REJECTED BY HER FORMER OWNER.

BUT NOW -- THIS BLACK LAB HAS GONE FROM RAGS TO RICHES.

A FLORIDA HEIRESS HAS ADOPTED HER. Return to index of stories...


FL HEIRESS RESCUES DOG-PKG


Helen Rich/Adopted Lady

"She'd already been recycled three times for heaven sake."

IF LADY THE BLACK LAB WERE HUMAN, SHE JUST MIGHT PINCH HERSELF TO SEE IF IT'S ALL REAL.

JUST A FEW DAYS AGO -- SHE SEEMED DESTINED TO A LIFE AT THIS KANSAS ANIMAL SHELTER.

Helen Rich/Adopted Lady

"Chet, go get that dog, right now."

BUT THEN, HELEN RICH -- THE HEIRESS TO THE WRIGLEY CHEWING GUM FORTUNE -- GOT INVOLVED.

THERE WOULD BE NO MORE CAGES FOR LADY

Helen Rich/Adopted Lady

"She needs a home now, not tomorrow, not next week - now!"

RICH SENT A PRIVATE JET TO BRING THE LAB TO HER FARM IN ODESSA.

Chet Ragsdale/New Owner's Assistant

"It's neat when you see her jump up in the seat and as we're flying into Tampa, she actually looks out the window to see her new home. That was probably the most touching part."

Nats - "Lady, come on, come here to Mommy."

LADY -- ALONG WITH HER NEW FRIENDS -- HAS THE RUN OF A 15-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT MANSION.

"she's going to get to be the quintessential dog."

Nats - "Come on, come on. Come on, Lady. Come on, little buddy."

WITH NEARLY 130 ACRES TO EXPLORE, LADY SHARES THE PROPERTY WITH 300 OTHER ANIMALS --

MOST OF THEM RESCUED, JUST LIKE HER.

Helen Rich/Adopted Lady

"I live on a farm and there's all kinds of things around here to investigate and smell and do and see. It's a 130 acre farm and she goes everywhere with me and she loves it." Return to index of stories...


FL HEIRESS RESCUES DOG-OC


RICH SAYS SHE HAS NO HARD FEELINGS TOWARD LADY'S FORMER OWNER,

SHE SAYS THE DOG WAS OBVIOUSLY MEANT TO BE HERS. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


NEW AT 5:30, WE NOW KNOW THE NAME OF THE AMERICAN ARMY TWO STAR MAJOR GENERAL KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN.

HE'S THE HIGHEST RANKING ARMY OFFICER KILLED IN THE WAR.

U-S OFFICIALS AND LAWMAKERS ARE REACTING TO THE ATTACK.

PLUS: CHANGES ARE COMING TO COMPANIES THAT OWN THREE MEDIA OUTLETS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE ASK IF VIEWERS OR READERS WILL NOTICE ANYTHING DIFFERENT. Return to index of stories...


A) US GENERAL KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN-VO-WIPE


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B) MEDIA CHANGES-VOTOPS


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