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ANCHOR SUPERS OBMAMA ON US IRAQ-ONCAM
DIRECTORS PAGE OBMAMA ON US IRAQ-trxPKG
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP MEET THE PRESS-OTS, VO
GOOD MORNING-2SH PUSH STLOUIS TEEN KILLED BY POLICE-VO
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL CONGRESSIONAL MAPS-trxVO
HURRICANE CHARLEY 10 YEARS-PLASMA, NATVO TAMMY HALL OUT OF JAIL TUESDAY-SS,VO
JIM REIF DAY-PLASMA, SOTVO DESOTO COUNTY-ONCAM, VO, TAG
HURRICANE SAFETY PG-CGTOPS, PLASMA COLLIER DEBIT CAR INMATE-OTS, SS
SWFL MOST WANTED ARREST-SS NAPLES RAID COURT HEARING-OC,VO,OC
FM DEADLY HIT & RUN-ONCAM SGT. WILSON TRIBUTE-OTS, SS
FM DEADLY HIT & RUN-PKG BREVARD SHARK BITE-ZMAP
FM DEADLY HIT & RUN-TAG FL GATOR BITE 911 CALL-SOTVO
FM FATAL MOTORCYCLE-trxVOtops FL GATOR BITE 911 CALL-VOTOPS
FM CAR VS BUILDING-trxEANIBOX,VOFULL CAPE ROAD WORK-trxVO
FM CAR VS BUILDING-SOTVO ESTERO BLVD TRAFFIC ALERT-SSTOPS
TONY STEWART HIT & KILLS MAN-TRXSS,VO PLANTATION ROAD CLOSURE-trx, CGTOPS
CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION MEETING-OC,VO,OC TAPS ACROSS AMERICA-ONCAM, CG
FMB LIGHTNING DETECTION-CGTOPS FAMILY FIELD DAY-CGTOPS
LEE CO SCHOOL FIRE DRILLS-OTS-VO WYNONNA JUDD SWFL-CGTOPS
NAPLES BACK TO SCHOOL BASH-CG FORECAST WHAT'S TRENDING-WX ANIBOX
FREE KIDS SUMMER MOVIE-CGTOPS BREAK FOUR AT 6:39:30
LEE CO CRAFT FAIR-VOWIPE 6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
LEE CO CRAFT FAIR-SOTVO CROSS TALK-3SHOT
FORECAST TODAY'S DAYPLANNER-WX ANIBOX 6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
BREAK ONE AT 6:09:30 BACK TO SCHOOL TECH-ONCAM
6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP BACK TO SCHOOL TECH-PKG
CROSS TALK-3SHOT DISNEY REVENUE UP-VO
6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL SCRABBLE DICTIONARY UPDATE-ONCAM
SPORTS WRAP-PKG NASA CARGO LAUNCH-ONCAM
HEALTHY HARVEST BOOT CAMP-VOWIPE SIX MILE CYPRESS SLOUGH CLOSED-VO
HEALTHY HARVEST BOOT CAMP-SOT,CG,CLIP COLLIER NEW SALVATION ARMY-ONCAM
TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT PHOENIX AWARDS-VO
BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30 CAPE ROTARY GOT GAME-ONCAM
6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP CAPE ROTARY GOT GAME-PKG
6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT
NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN-VO BREAK FIVE AT 6:49:45
VISION SCREENING-VOWIPE 6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
VISION SCREENING-SOTVOWIPE 6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
FM PROJECT BACKPACK-VOTOPSWIPE FMB TRIBUTE TO VETS-CG
FM PROJECT BACKPACK-SOTVO 18TH UNDY SUNDAY-CGTOPS
BACK 2 SCHOOL COUNTDOWN-OTS-TRX FM SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAY-CGTOPS
BACK 2 SCHOOL COUNTDOWN-PLASMA LITTLE MERMAID-CGTOPS
BACK 2 SCHOOL COUNTDOWN-MITTO-CG KIDS SANDSCULPTING CONTEST-CGTOPS
BACK 2 SCHOOL COUNTDOWN-PLASMA, BNR FM MIRACLE GAME MONDAY-CGTOPS
TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT SHARK WEEK STARTS-trxVOTOPS
BREAK THREE AT 6:27:15 TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
HL1)-TRX-TBA TS1) HURRICANE CHARLEY-VOTOPS
HL2)-TRX-TBA TS2) FM DEADLY HIT & RUN-VOTOPS
HL3)-TRX-TBA TS3) FM CAR VS BLDG-VOTOPS
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP TS4) SWFL MOST WANTED-SSTOPS
GOOD MORNING-2SH PUSH FINAL FORECAST-WX GFX
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL 7 AM PREVIEW-2SHOT
TEHRAN PASSENGER PLANE CRASH-trxOTS  


ANCHOR SUPERS


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DIRECTORS PAGE


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NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


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GOOD MORNING-2SH PUSH


GOOD SUNDAY MORNING EVERYONE.

I'M CLIFTON FRENCH.

AND I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

GREAT TO SEE EVERYONE.

LET'S GET RIGHT TO NBC2'S METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING --

HE'S TRACKING YOUR FORECAST! Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


Rain chances will take a backseat to the heat starting today as a layer of drier air greatly reduces the number of showers and storms in our forecast.

Sunshine will be plentiful today from the morning and into the afternoon, resulting in a rapid rise in temperatures with highs projected to reach the mid 90s.

Some of our inland communities, where the sea breeze arrives later in the day, may even get as warm as the upper 90s, so be sure to drink plenty of water and apply the sunscreen if you're going to be spending much time outdoors.

Despite the dramatic drop in rain chances today, we'll still have a few isolated storms forming through the afternoon, but most of these will end up over the interior part of the peninsula.

Expect a mostly clear sky this evening and tonight, which should set the stage for prime viewing of tonight's supermoon; by the way, if you snap any good pictures of tonight's full moon, be sure to share them on our NBC 2 facebook page!

As we head into the upcoming week, the forecast will stay relatively dry with ample heat and sunshine. Afternoon highs will top out in the mid 90s, and overnight lows will only cool into the mid to upper 70s.

Rain chances will be a touch higher by Thursday, but the rain coverage should only be in the "isolated" category.

Tropical Update

No tropical cyclones are active in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea at this time, and no tropical development is expected over the next few days.

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...


HURRICANE CHARLEY 10 YEARS-PLASMA, NATVO


THIS MORNING, WE'RE CONTINUING OUR COVERAGE OF THE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE CHARLEY.

ON THIS DAY BACK IN 2004, CHARLEY WAS A TROPICAL DEPRESSION, THAT WAS STENGTHENING IN THE ATLANTIC.

10 SHELTERS WERE OPENED HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WERE EVACUATED.

STORM SURGE WAS A BIG CONCERN.

CHARLEY, HIT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ON FRIDAY THE 13TH, AS A POWERFUL CATEGORY FOUR STORM.

IF YOU WERE HERE, YOU DEFINETLY REMEMBER THE STRONG FORCE OF THE WINDS.

nats of winds/storm

CHARLEY HAD PEAK WINDS OF 150 MILES AN HOUR AS IT CAME ASHORE, HITTING PUNTA GORDA.

11-THOUSAND HOMES IN OUR AREA WERE DESTROYED, CAUSING 3 BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

NINE PEOPLE DIED ACROSS THE STATE.

. A QUICK FACT --

Florida was the first state to be struck by four hurricanes in one season since Texas in 18-86.

Fast-moving Charley landed

Power outages lasted days, and in some cases, weeks. Many Floridians lost the roofs of their homes due to Charley's powerful winds.

At the time, Charley was the strongest storm to strike Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and it left behind an estimated $15 billion in damage.

In the immediate aftermath of Charley, the American Red Cross sheltered 100,000 survivors. Some 3,800 patients received treatment from FEMA Disaster Medical Assistance Teams-rapid response teams of professional and para-professional medical personnel Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF DAY-PLASMA, SOTVO


HURRICANE CHARLEY WAS SUPPOSED TO HIT TAMPA -- BUT INSTEAD IT TURNED TOWARD PUNTA GORDA.

AN OUR LATE COLLEAGUE JIM REIF ALONGN WITH ROBERT VANWINKLE CALLED THE TURN OF OF THE STORM, GOING ON THE NATIONAL FORECASTERS.

THEY ARE CREATED WITH SAVING THOUSANDS OF LIVES.

"You need to take protective measures now to protect your life and the life of your loved ones."

LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAVE DECLARED AUGUST 13TH OF THIS YEAR "JIM RIEF DAY."

COMMISSIONERS WILL RECOGNIZE JIM AND HIS 30 YEARS OF FORECASTING HURRICANES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

JIM DIED IN APRIL AFTER A BICYCLING ACCIDENT.

HE WAS 61-YEARS-OLD. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE SAFETY PG-CGTOPS, PLASMA


PUNTA GORDA WILL CERTAINLY NEVER FORGET THAT DAY.

MUCH OF THE TOWN IS RE-BUILT AND SOME SAY DOING BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE.

THE CITY IS PLANNING A HURRICANE AWARENESS AND SAFETY EVENT TO MARK THE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY.

IT'S PLANNED AT THE PUNTA GORDA WATERFRONT HOTEL.

THE HOTEL SITS ON THE SITE THAT WAS THE BEST WESTERN 10 YEARS AGO. IT WAS TORN APART BY THE STORM.

IT WILL BE AN ALL DAY EVENT STARTING AT 11.

THE RED CROSS WILL BE THERE, TEACHING A MINI FIRST AID COURSE.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A BOUNCE HOUSES, MUSIC, AND RAFFLES, ALL IN THE PARKING LOT.

THE HOTEL WILL ALSO DEDICATE ITS BANQUET ROOM TO OUR FRIEND JIM REIF FOR SAVING SO MANY LIVES THAT DAY.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO BRING YOU COVERAGE ALL WEEK LONG ON THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE CHARLEY--

AND REMEMBER YOU CAN SHARE YOUR PICTURES OF CHARLEY ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

On August 13th Hurricane Charley's at the PG Waterfront hotel 300 W. Retta Esplanade

PG will hold a Hurricane Awareness and Safety Symposium. It will be an all day, all

night affair. The Salvation Army, Red Cross with a mini first aid course, Police &

Fire interactive vehicles, Blood Mobile Wayne Sallade from the office

of Emergency Management, Bounce House, music, vendors, auctions and raffles to

benefit the first responders. A plan to dedicate our banquet room to the late Jim Reif,

meteorologist who gave us our first warning of the approaching storm. Return to index of stories...


SWFL MOST WANTED ARREST-SS


NBC2 HAS UNCOVERED ONE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S MOST WANTED CRIMINALS WILL BE MAKING A COURT APPEARANCE THIS MORNING --

BRUCE MARTIN OF FORT MYERS WAS ARRESTED BY U-S MARSHALS SATURDAY --

LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUND HIM HIDING OUT WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND.

HE WAS ON THE RUN FOR SEVERAL WEEKS.

MARTIN WAS ORIGINALLY ARRESTED IN APRIL FOR SELLING COCAINE --

BUT WAS WANTED AGAIN FOR VIOLATING HIS PROBATION.

HIS GIRLFRIEND -- JOHANA DELROSA -- WAS ALSO ARRESTED.

BOTH ARE IN THE HENDRY COUNTY RIGHT NOW WAITING TO SEE A JUDGE THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


FM DEADLY HIT & RUN-ONCAM


WE ARE CONTINUING TO SEARCH FOR ANSWERS IN A DEADLY HIT AND RUN IN FORT MYERS --

A 68-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS HIT AND KILLED ON FRIDAY --

THE DRIVER - THEN TOOK OFF.

NBC 2'S TY RUSSEL SPOKE WITH FRIENDS WHO SAY THEY WANT JUSTICE. Return to index of stories...


FM DEADLY HIT & RUN-PKG


5:43:18-5:43:23

Jarrad Schmitt/ friend

"I really wish they would come forward and own up to what they did."

JARRAD SCHMITT NOT ONLY CALLED THOMAS DESOTO A NEIGHBOR, HE WAS ALSO A FRIEND.

5:43:04-5:43:07

Jarrad Schmitt/ friend

"He's always been a good man and just a good guy all around."

POLICE SAY THE 68-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS STRUCK BY A CAR AND KILLED.

IT HAPPENED FRIDAY NIGHT ON FOWLER AND SIMPSON STREETS.

HE DIED ABOUT A MILE AWAY FROM HIS HOME.

THE DRIVER KEPT GOING.

WITNESSES AT A NEARBY GAS STATION WERE SHOCKED.

5:36:00-5:36:09

Jerry Schmitt/ friend

"They said it was gruesome and terrible. They said they were up all

night consoling their kids because they had little kids with them."

JERRY SCHMITT SAYS DESOTO RETIRED FROM LEE

MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM.

HE WAS RECENTLY VOLUNTEERING AS A TROLLEY DRIVER.

5:40:15-5:40:18

Roommate

"He's very nice. I was very surprised."

DESOTO'S ROOMMATE HAS ONLY LIVED AT THE HOME FOR A MONTH.

BUT HE HAD GOTTEN TO KNOW DESOTO VERY WELL.

LIKE HIS FAMILY HISTORY AND HIS PASSION FOR COLLECTING SHELLS.

5:43:12-5:43:16

Jarrad Schmitt/ friend

"I just thought it was crazy that someone actually hit someone and take off."

AND NOW FRIENDS ARE LEFT WITH THESE MEMORIES AND NO CLOSURE. Return to index of stories...


FM DEADLY HIT & RUN-TAG


TY RUSSELL REPORTING.

POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A BROWN OR GOLD FOUR DOOR SEDAN WITH HEAVY FRONT END DAMAGE.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING, CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


FM FATAL MOTORCYCLE-trxVOtops


ALSO THIS MORNING, WE NOW KNOW THE NAME OF THE MAN KILLED IN A MOTORCYCLE WRECK EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

32 YEAR OLD LOUIS VAL DI-VALENTIN WAS KILLED.

THIS CRASH ALSO HAPPENED ON FOWLER STREET -- AT THE INTERSECTION OF NORTH AIRPORT ROAD.

POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING WHAT LED UP TO THE CRASH - AND AREN'T RELEASING ANY OTHER DETAILS Return to index of stories...


FM CAR VS BUILDING-trxEANIBOX,VOFULL


ONLY NBC-2 WAS THERE WHEN CREWS PULLED THIS VEHICLE FROM THE WALL OF A SALVATION ARMY CHURCH -- OFF MCGREGOR BOULEVARD, IN FORT MYERS.

FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE DRIVER SAY -- SHE WAS ALONE AND WAS ABLE TO WALK OUT OF THE CAR.

THEY CLAIM HER BREAKS STOPPED WORKING.

INSTEAD OF DRIVING INTO AN INTERSECTION -- SHE WAS FORCED TO TURNED INTO THE LAWN -- CRASHING INTO THE CHURCH. Return to index of stories...


FM CAR VS BUILDING-SOTVO


Russell Rieder, Director of Operations, Salvation Army

12:48:48 "Any other day but today it could have been bad and it could have been a loss of life. Right now it's just bricks and mortar and we'll be able to patch it up." 12:48:58

NO ONE WAS IN THE BUILDING AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH.

TODAY'S SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT THE RED SHIELD LODGE ON EDISON AVENUE AT 11 O'CLOCK. Return to index of stories...


TONY STEWART HIT & KILLS MAN-TRXSS,VO


WE ARE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS AS YOU WAKE UP --

NASCAR DRIVER TONY STEWART HIT AND KILLED A FELLOW DRIVER ON A DIRT TRACK IN UPSTATE NEW YORK OVERNIGHT DURING A SPRINT CAR RACE--

DETAILS ARE JUST COMING OUT ABOUT THE INCIDENT --

THIS IS CELL PHONE VIDEO OF WHAT LED UP TO THE INCIDENT OUR OVERNIGHT TEAM UNCOVERED.

ACCORDING TO THE LOCAL SHERIFF'S OFFICE --

STEWART AND DRIVER KEVIN WARD JUNOIR WERE INVOLVED IN AN ON TRACK INCIDENT.

WARD THEN GOT OUT OF HIS CAR AND STARTED WALKING TOWARD STEWARTS CAR.

HE WAS THEN HIT, AND THROWN ABOUT 50 FEET.

A STATEMENT RELEASED BY STEWARTS CAMP SAYS THEY'RE STILL SORTING THROUGH THE DETAILS.

STEWART IS SCHEDULED TO RACE LATER TODAY IN NASCAR'S SPRINT CUP RAE AT WATKINS GLEN. Return to index of stories...


CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION MEETING-OC,VO,OC


LOOKING AHEAD TO MONDAY --

CAPE CORAL LEADERS AND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL TALK ABOUT ADDING LIGHTNING DETECTION TO THE CITY'S REC CENTERS AND PARKS.

COUNCILMEMBERS ARE WORRIED AFTER A DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH LAST MONTH.

ONE MAN DIED AND TWO TEENS WERE HURT.

ONE OF THEM -- ZAC LATAWEIC.

HE CONSIDERS HIMSELF A MIRACLE.

ONCE ON LIFE SUPPORT AND CONSIDERED TO HAVE PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE. ZAC IS NOW RECOVERING AT HOME.

COUNT ON NBC2 TO BRING YOU THE DETAILS FROM THE MEETING. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING DETECTION-CGTOPS


FORT MYERS BEACH IS ALSO LOOKING AT WAYS TO IMPROVE SAFETY ALONG THE SHORE.

THEY WILL VOTE IN SEPTEMBER ON WHETHER TO INSTALL LIGHTNING DETECTION EQUIPMENT ON THE ENTIRE ISLAND.

THE TECHNOLOGY WOULD COST 130-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

RIGHT NOW, THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE THE MONEY WOULD COME FROM. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO SCHOOL FIRE DRILLS-OTS-VO


WE'RE LOOKING AHEAD TO A WHEN A FINAL POLICY WILL BE PRESENTED ON CHANGES TO FIRE DRILLS, IN LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS.

NBC2 INVESTIGATORS EXPOSED FLAWS IN THE SYSTEM.

THE NEW POLICY WILL REQUIRE 2 FIRE DRILLS WITHIN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF SCHOOL.

ALL REPORTS MUST BE LOGGED INTO AN ONLINE DATABASE.

THERE'S A PUBLIC HEARING HAPPENING TUESDAY -- COUNT ON NBC2 FOR COVERAGE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BACK TO SCHOOL BASH-CG


PARENTS, IF YOU'RE KID STILL NEEDS SCHOOLS SUPPLIES --

THERE'S A BACK TO SCHOOL BASH HAPPENING TODAY IN NAPLES.

IT'S FROM TWO TO FIVE AT PROJECT OUTREACH'S WAREHOUSE ON BECK BOULEVARD.

THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WILL OFFER FREE HAIRCUTS, BACKPACKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

Aug 10, 2014 - Sun 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. The

Bash will be held at:

3845 Beck Blvd #806 Naples, Florida 34114

We are offering FREE haircuts, backpacks and school supplies to the Naples community.

We are requesting backpacks and School supplies donations.

You can also drop off backpacks and supplies at our Warehouse that is located near the

Toll Gate Commercial Center

3845 Beck Blvd. #806

Naples, Fl 34114 Return to index of stories...


FREE KIDS SUMMER MOVIE-CGTOPS


HAPPENING THIS WEEK --

KIDS CAN CATCH A FREE MOVIE AT PARAGON PAVILION IN NAPLES.

THIS WEEK'S MOVIE IS RIO 2.

YOU CAN CATCH IT TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY STARTING AT 10 IN THE MORNING.

Every Tuesday from

June 17 - August 14, 2014

Hours: 10 AM

833 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 34108

Escape the sun with a FREE movie at Paragon Pavilion. Space is limited and

admittance is on a first come, first served basis.. Most

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings this summer. More details at http:/

www.paragontheaters.com/p/summer-movies-paragon-pavilion/

RIO 2 Return to index of stories...


LEE CO CRAFT FAIR-VOWIPE


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ARE ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

DOZENS OF OWNERS ARE TAKING PART IN THE BUCKLER'S CRAFT FAIR.

IT'S HAPPENING AT THE LEE CIVIC CENTER.

SHOPPERS CAN GET THEIR HANDS ON HOMEMADE ART, PERFUMES, PURSES, AND EVEN JEWELRY.

SOME SAY FAIR'S LIKE THIS KEEPS YOUR MONEY RIGHT HERE AT HOME. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO CRAFT FAIR-SOTVO


Sandra Charran/ Savon Essentials Owner

"I think a show like this gives local crafters and small businesses an

opportunity to get more exposure to et out names out there. It's a

tough world out here trying to open up your own business."

THE EVENT WRAPS UP TODAY --

DOORS OPEN AT 10 --

AND IT RUN UNTIL FOUR.

IT'S SIX BUCKS FOR ADULTS AND TEENS --

KIDS ARE FREE. 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-3SHOT


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


Rain chances will take a backseat to the heat starting today as a layer of drier air greatly reduces the number of showers and storms in our forecast.

Sunshine will be plentiful today from the morning and into the afternoon, resulting in a rapid rise in temperatures with highs projected to reach the mid 90s.

Some of our inland communities, where the sea breeze arrives later in the day, may even get as warm as the upper 90s, so be sure to drink plenty of water and apply the sunscreen if you're going to be spending much time outdoors.

Despite the dramatic drop in rain chances today, we'll still have a few isolated storms forming through the afternoon, but most of these will end up over the interior part of the peninsula.

Expect a mostly clear sky this evening and tonight, which should set the stage for prime viewing of tonight's supermoon; by the way, if you snap any good pictures of tonight's full moon, be sure to share them on our NBC 2 facebook page!

As we head into the upcoming week, the forecast will stay relatively dry with ample heat and sunshine. Afternoon highs will top out in the mid 90s, and overnight lows will only cool into the mid to upper 70s.

Rain chances will be a touch higher by Thursday, but the rain coverage should only be in the "isolated" category.

Tropical Update

No tropical cyclones are active in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea at this time, and no tropical development is expected over the next few days.

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


GOOD MORNING EVERYONE. THE WAY RORY MCILROY HAS BEEN PLAYING LATELY. NO ONE WOULD'VE BEEN SHOCKED IF HE OPENED UP AN INSURMOUNTABLE LEAD IN THE THIRD ROUND OF THE P-G-A CHAMPIONSHIP.

INSTEAD. A NUMBER OF PLAYERS STEPPED UP THEIR GAMES TO PUSH RORY. WHO WILL HAVE COMPANY HEADING INTO SUNDAY'S FINAL ROUND.

THE BIGGEST NAME MAKING A MOVE ON SATURDAY. GOOD 'OL LEFTY. PHIL MICKELSON CLOSING ON FIRE. PINPOINT ACCURACY FROM THE FAIRWAY AT 16. SETS UP THE BIRDIE. HE HAD FOUR IN THE FINAL FIVE HOLES. AND SITS THREE SHOTS BACK.

NEVER HEARD OF BURNT WEESBERGER? HE WAS ANYTHING BUT BURNT TOAST IN ROUND THREE. SIX UNDER DAY. CAPPED BY THIS SICK SHOT AT 17. HE'S AT 12-UNDER. ONE OUT OF THE LEAD.

MCILROY HAD OTHERS CATCH HIM SEVERAL TIMES. BUT HE FINISHED STRONG, TOO. BIRDYING THREE OF THE FINAL FOUR HOLES. INCLUDING THIS ONE TO END HIS DAY AT 18.

THE 25-YEAR-OLD GOES INTO SUNDAY WITH A ONE-SHOT LEAD AT 13-UNDER.

RICKIE FOWLER'S JUST TWO BACK.

MCILROY KNOWS HE'LL HAVE TO FIGHT TO WIN HIS FOURTH MAJOR TITLE.

JUST TWENTY DAYS FROM TODAY. THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REGULAR SEASON BEGINS.

WE'LL HAVE IT ALL COVERED FOR YOU ON FRIDAY NIGHTS. AND OUR SATURDAY MORNING HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SHOW. GRIDIRON TODAY. IS BACK FOR ANOTHER EXCITING YEAR.

ON SATURDAY. TEAMS IN THE SUNSHINE STATE WERE ALLOWED TO PRACTICE IN PADS FOR THE FIRST TIME.

N-F-L NETWORK. REPORTING THAT JOHNNY MANZIEL WILL START THE BROWNS 2ND PRESEASON GAME NEXT WEEK.

JOHNNY BACKED UP BRIAN HOYER HIS N-F-L DEBUT TONIGHT.

MANZIEL WAS 7-11 FOR 63 YARDS. BUT WAS AT HIS BEST RUNNING THE ROCK. PICKS UP 16 ON THIS SCRAMBLE.

JOHNNY RAN FOR 27 YARDS. BUT THE LIONS SCORE LATE TO WIN, 13-12.

JEVON KEARSE PLAYED ELEVEN YEARS OF N-F-L PRESEASON GAMES.

NOW THE THREE-TIME PRO BOWLER AND NORTH FORT MYERS GRAD IS SPENDING HIS SUMMERS GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.

KEARSE WAS AT THE FORT MYERS STAR COMPLEX SATURDAY. HANDING OUT FREE BACK PACKS TO KIDS. COMPLIMENTS OF HIS FOUNDATION.

THE FLORIDA EVERBLADES. HOSTING A FREE AGENT CAMP ALL WEEKEND.

GREG POSS AND HIS STAFF. WORKING OUT 45 PLAYERS. HOPING TO FIND SOME THAT CAN HELP THE BLADES THIS UPCOMING SEASON.

SATURDAY'S TRY-OUT CAMP FEATURED AN OPEN HOUSE. WITH FANS ENCOURAGED TO CHECK OUT THE ACTION.

AT LEAST TWO PARTICIPANTS FROM THE THREE DAY EVENT WILL BE INVITED TO THE BLADES' PRESEASON CAMP IN OCTOBER.

THE RAYS. OUT FOR THEIR THIRD STRAIGHT WIN. FACING THE CUBS AT WRIGLEY.

FOURTH INNING. EVAN LONGORIA. R-B-I DOUBLE. 2-0 RAYS.

JAKE ODORIZZI TOOK IT FROM THERE. STRUCK OUT NINE IN SIX SCORELESS INNINGS.

RAYS WIN, 4-0.

IN THE MINORS, THE MIRACLE TWO-HIT PALM BEACH.

THE STONE CRABS WALK OFF TO BEAT JUPITER.

THE FORT MYERS AMERICAN LITTLE LEAGUE JUNIOR SOFTBALL TEAM IS IN THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES. AND WILL START PLAY IN KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON, ON SUNDAY.

THE JUNIORS WILL FACE NINE OTHER TEAMS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD IN WHAT WILL BE AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME.

THE GIRLS WILL OPEN POOL PLAY SUNDAY AT 5:45 P-M EASTERN TIME AGAINST ASIA-PACIFIC IN THE TEN-TEAM TOURNAMENT. WHICH RUNS THROUGH AUGUST 16TH.

DEREK JETER PASSES HONUS WAGNER FOR 6TH BASEBALL'S ALL-TIME HITS LIST.

THAT'S YOUR MORNING SPORTS REPORT. WE'LL HAVE MORE SPORTS FOR YOU AT SIX AND ELEVEN TONIGHT. INCLUDING COVERAGE FROM THE FINAL ROUND OF THE P-G-A CHAMPIONSHIP.

WE'LL SEE YOU THEN. Return to index of stories...


HEALTHY HARVEST BOOT CAMP-VOWIPE


A NEW CHALLENGE TO HELP YOU START LIVING A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE---

FREE BOOT CAMP CLASSES ARE HAPPENING IN LEHIGH ACRES.

CLASSES ARE TAUGHT BY THE OWNER OF HEALTHY HARVEST COMMUNITY FARMS.

THE ORGANIZATION GROWS FOOD AND DONATES TO DIFFERENT PANTRIES AROUND THE COMMUNITY.

HE USES MATS, WEIGHTS, AND YOUR OWN BODY WEIGHT TO PUT YOU IN SHAPE. Return to index of stories...


HEALTHY HARVEST BOOT CAMP-SOT,CG,CLIP


"We are trying to encourage people in our community to come out and be healthier. We don't want to give them target goals but live a healthier lifestyle. So we try to encourage people to come out. "

CLASSES ARE OFFERED MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY -- IN THE MORNING AND EVENING.

CLASSES ARE FREE BUT DONATION FOR THE HEALTHY HARVEST COMMUNITY FARMS ARE WELCOMED.

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


Rain chances will take a backseat to the heat starting today as a layer of drier air greatly reduces the number of showers and storms in our forecast.

Sunshine will be plentiful today from the morning and into the afternoon, resulting in a rapid rise in temperatures with highs projected to reach the mid 90s.

Some of our inland communities, where the sea breeze arrives later in the day, may even get as warm as the upper 90s, so be sure to drink plenty of water and apply the sunscreen if you're going to be spending much time outdoors.

Despite the dramatic drop in rain chances today, we'll still have a few isolated storms forming through the afternoon, but most of these will end up over the interior part of the peninsula.

Expect a mostly clear sky this evening and tonight, which should set the stage for prime viewing of tonight's supermoon; by the way, if you snap any good pictures of tonight's full moon, be sure to share them on our NBC 2 facebook page!

As we head into the upcoming week, the forecast will stay relatively dry with ample heat and sunshine. Afternoon highs will top out in the mid 90s, and overnight lows will only cool into the mid to upper 70s.

Rain chances will be a touch higher by Thursday, but the rain coverage should only be in the "isolated" category.

Tropical Update

No tropical cyclones are active in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea at this time, and no tropical development is expected over the next few days.

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...


NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN-VO


IT'S A MULTI-MULLION DOLLAR PROJECT THAT'S BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR OVER A YEAR, AND THIS MORNING, WE ARE GETTING OUR FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW VISITOR CENTER AT THE NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN'S.

THESE PICTURES SHOW THE CENTER UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

THE 15-MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT BEGAN LAST AUGUST, AND IS DESIGNED TO GIVE VISITORS A ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE THE MOMENT THEY WALK THROUGH THE FRONT DOORS.

THE COMPLETED CENTER WILL BE NEARLY 25-THOUSAND SQUARE FEET, AND WILL BE ABLE TO STORE 18-THOUSAND GALLONS OF RAIN WATER FOR IRRIGATION.

IT'S EXPECTED RE-OPEN IN OCTOBER. Return to index of stories...


VISION SCREENING-VOWIPE


200 CHILDREN WILL HAVE AN EASIER TIME SEEING THE CHALKBOARD THIS YEAR.

IMAGE EYEWEAR GAVE OUT FREE VISION SCREENINGS SATURDAY AT THE FORT MYERS KIWANIS CLUB.

DOCTORS SAY GOOD EYE SIGHT IS KEY TO ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE. Return to index of stories...


VISION SCREENING-SOTVOWIPE


".will have a chance to get glasses."

DOCTORS RECOMEND ALL CHILDREN HAVE THEIR EYES CHECKED AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


FM PROJECT BACKPACK-VOTOPSWIPE


ALSO SATURDAY -- SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS TEAMED UP TO MAKE SURE LOCAL KIDS HAD THE SUPPLIES THEY NEEDED TO GET BACK TO CLASS.

800 KIDS AT THE RENAISSANCE PRESERVE HOUSING COMMUNITY WERE GIVEN BACKPACKS AND SUPPLIES AT THE SEVENTH ANNUAL PROJECT BACKPACK.

SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING NEXT LEVEL CHURCH AND THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB HELPED PUT THE EVENT TOGETHER --

THEY HOSTED A BLOCK-PARTY WITH BOUNCE HOUSES AND GAMES. Return to index of stories...


FM PROJECT BACKPACK-SOTVO


Miariam Johnson, Parent

01;52;53-03

"it's special to me because it's showing the kids that we care about them going back to school and we want to help them start back at school, continuing their education."

FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND THE FORT MYERS HOUSING AUTHORITY ALSO HELPED WITH THE EVENT. Return to index of stories...


BACK 2 SCHOOL COUNTDOWN-OTS-TRX


WITH ONLY A WEEK LEFT IN SUMMER --

IT'S NOT ONLY ABOUT GETTING THE SUPPLIES YOUR KIDS NEED TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL, IT'S ALSO ABOUT GETTING THEM PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY READY.

SO WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO GET YOURSELF AND YOUR KIDS BACK INTO SCHOOL MODE --

STACEY IS HERE TO EXPLAIN WHAT PARENTS SHOULD KEEP IN MIND - Return to index of stories...


BACK 2 SCHOOL COUNTDOWN-PLASMA


CLIFF, FOR A LOT OF FAMLIES, THE PAST FEW MONTHS HAVE MEANT FEWER ROUTINES, STAYING UP LATER, AND MORE SLEEPING IN.

BUT NOW WE ARE JUST A WEEK AWAY FROM THE START OF SCHOOL, AND IT'S TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT GETTIGN BACK INTO A ROUTINE. Return to index of stories...


BACK 2 SCHOOL COUNTDOWN-MITTO-CG


WE CHECKED WITH LEE, COLLIER AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES, ALL OF THEM HAVE GOOD ADVICE ON THEIR WEBSITES ABOUT TRANSITIONING FROM SUMMER TO A NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

LEE ACTUALLY HAS A COUNTDOWN CLOCK TO GET STUDENTS EXCITED FOR A NEW YEAR.

WE'VE ALSO PUT TOGETHER A CHECKLIST OF SOME THINGS TO CONDISER IN THE NEXT WEEK.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES, IT SEEMS OBVIOUS, BUT A LOT OF PARENTS WAIT TO PURCHASE THEM AND KIDS END UP BEING WITHOUT THE TOOLS THEY NEED THE FIRST FEW WEEKS, WHICH CAN BE EMBARRASSING FOR KIDS. SO THINK ABOUT MAYBE GETTING YOUR SUPPLIES THIS WEEK BEFORE THE FIRST DAY.

ANOTHER TIP --

RESET YOUR KIDS BODY CLOCKS.

DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE NIGHT BEFORE SCHOOL TO CREATE A SET BED TIME.

EXPERTS SAY START NOW, WO YOU HAVE SEVERAL DAYS TO HELP YOUR KIDS ADJUST.

AND FINALLY, REGISTER FOR AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES NOW - ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAVE DETAILS ONLINE ABOUT WHAT SPORTS AND CLUBS ARE OFFERED. Return to index of stories...


BACK 2 SCHOOL COUNTDOWN-PLASMA, BNR


WE'RE ONLY 8 DAYS AWAY FROM THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR --

SO GET YOUR KIDS TO BED ON TIME NOW - THAT MEANS A HALF AN HOUR *BEFORE* YOU WANT THEM TO FALL ASLEEP.

IF YOU AREN'T SURE ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S BUS STOP, SCHEDULE OR START TIME - HEAD TO OUR WESBITE --

NBC-2.COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


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GOOD MORNING-2SH PUSH


GOOD MORNING.

THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR OUR SECOND HALF HOUR.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

AND I'M CLIFTON FRENCH.

NO RAIN ON THE RADAR THIS MORNING --

LET'S HEAD TO NBC2'S METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING WITH A LOOK AT HOW TODAY'S SHAPING UP. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


Rain chances will take a backseat to the heat starting today as a layer of drier air greatly reduces the number of showers and storms in our forecast.

Sunshine will be plentiful today from the morning and into the afternoon, resulting in a rapid rise in temperatures with highs projected to reach the mid 90s.

Some of our inland communities, where the sea breeze arrives later in the day, may even get as warm as the upper 90s, so be sure to drink plenty of water and apply the sunscreen if you're going to be spending much time outdoors.

Despite the dramatic drop in rain chances today, we'll still have a few isolated storms forming through the afternoon, but most of these will end up over the interior part of the peninsula.

Expect a mostly clear sky this evening and tonight, which should set the stage for prime viewing of tonight's supermoon; by the way, if you snap any good pictures of tonight's full moon, be sure to share them on our NBC 2 facebook page!

As we head into the upcoming week, the forecast will stay relatively dry with ample heat and sunshine. Afternoon highs will top out in the mid 90s, and overnight lows will only cool into the mid to upper 70s.

Rain chances will be a touch higher by Thursday, but the rain coverage should only be in the "isolated" category.

Tropical Update

No tropical cyclones are active in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea at this time, and no tropical development is expected over the next few days.

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...


TEHRAN PASSENGER PLANE CRASH-trxOTS


BRAND NEW THIS MORNING --

WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT A PLANE CRASH IN IRAN --

STATE TELEVISION THERE IS REPORTING A SMALL PLAN CRASHED INTO A RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX IN TEHRAN.

IT'S REPORTING 39 PEOPLE HAVE DIED --

NINE OTHERS WERE HURT. Return to index of stories...


OBMAMA ON US IRAQ-ONCAM


NBC2 STAYING ON TOP OF DEVELOPING NEWS OVERSEAS --

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS THE FIRST OF MANY AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISIS FIGHTERS IN IRAQ WERE SUCCESSFUL.

HUMANITARIAN DROPS TO REFUGEES IN NORTHERN IRAQ ARE ALSO UNDERWAY.

NBC'S DAN SCHENEMAN HAS MORE ON HOW THIS NEW MISSION IS NOT GOING TO BE A QUICK ONE.

WE'RE LEARNING FOUR MORE AIRSTRIKES WERE MADE AGAINST ISIS FIGHTERS IN IRAQ ON SATURDAY.

President Obama SAYS this NEW mission will take time -- but VOWS NO U-S BOOTS ON THE GROUND.

FO52S Iraq Displaced 2300 SimmonsERBIL, IRAQAs the U.S. continues airstrikes on ISIS militants in northern Iraq, thousands of people displaced by the violence say they nothing short of American troops on the ground will end the militants' advance. NBC's Keir Simmons reports from Erbil, Iraq.

NBC2 STAYING ON TOP OF THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS

IN A TELEVISED NEWS CONFERENCE SATURDAY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID THE FIRST OF THE AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISIS FIGHTERS IN IRAQ WERE SUCCESSFUL

AND HUMANITARIAN DROPS TO REFUGEES TRAPPED IN NORTHERN IRAQ HAD BEGUN.

THE PRESIDENT ALSO WARNED THE NEW MISSION WOULD NOT BE A QUICK ONE. BUT VOWED NO U-S BOOTS ON THE GROUND.

DAN SCHENEMAN HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


OBMAMA ON US IRAQ-trxPKG


FOR A SECOND DAY. U-S WAR PLANES. AND A PREDATOR DRONE LAUNCHED AIRSTRIKES AGAINST

REBEL FIGHTERS IN NORTHERN IRAQ.

"So far, these strikes have successfully destroyed arms and equipment that ISIL terrorists could have used against Erbil."

THE AIRSTRIKES ARE ALSO AIMED AT PROTECTING THE TENS OF THOUSANDS YAZIDI RELIGIOUS REFUGEES FORCED TO FLEE THE FIGHTING.

NOW SURROUNDED BY MILITANTS IN THE SINJAR MOUNTAIN RANGE.

"American aircraft are positioned to strike ISIL terrorists around the mountain to help forces in Iraq break the siege and rescue those who are trapped there."

PART OF THE MISSION. DELIVERING TONS OF FOOD AND THOUSANDS OF GALLONS OF WATER TO THE STARVING REFUGEES.

BUT ANALYSTS SAY THESE STRIKES MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO BEAT BACK ISIS FIGHTERS.

WHO SINCE JANUARY. HAVE TAKEN OVER A WIDE SWATH OF IRAQ AND SYRIA. AND RECENTLY LAUNCHED ATTACKS AGAINST NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES.

"Fundamentally this is not going to change the tide in Iraq. It will take much more on the part of the Iraqis and likely the US to do that and push Isis back."

BUT PRESIDENT OBAMA INSISTS THAT MORE. WILL NOT INCLUDE U-S TROOPS ON THE GROUND.

"Ultimately, only Iraqis can ensure the security and stability of Iraq. The United States can't do it for them, but we can and will be partners in that effort."

AN EFFORT. THAT SOME FEAR MAY TURN A LIMITED AIR CAMPAIGN. INTO A LONG TERM MILITARY COMMITMENT.

DAN SCHENEMAN. NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


MEET THE PRESS-OTS, VO


THE IRAQ CRISIS COVERAGE WILL CONTINUE ON MEET THE PRESS LATER THIS MORNING.

HOST DAVID GREGORY WILL TALK MORE ABOUT PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SPEECH ON SATURDAY.

PLUS, HE'LL LOOK AT THE POSSIBLE WAYS THE U-S CAN CONTINUE DEALING WITH ISIS AND HOW IT CAN MOVE TOWARD A LARGER ROLE IN IRAQ.

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

ISIS continues to make progress in Iraq, taking over the largest Christian city and forcing thousands of people to flee to a mountain without food or water. President Obama authorized limited airstrikes against ISIS and the U.S. military is airdropping supplies to the trapped refugees. What is the way forward in dealing with ISIS and is the U.S. moving towards a larger role in Iraq? Return to index of stories...


STLOUIS TEEN KILLED BY POLICE-VO


A SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY IS OUTRAGED THIS MORNING -- HOLDING PROTESTS IN THE STREETS, SOME EVEN CHANTING "KILL THE POLICE".

A TEEN WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY A POLICE OFFICER OVERNIGHT --

NOW NEIGHBORS ARE DEMANDING ANSWERS.

18 YEAR OLD MICHAEL BROWN WAS FOUND DEAD IN THE STREET.

THIS MORNING WE ARE LEARNING A LOCAL CHAPTER OF THE N-DOUBLE-A-C-P IS CALLING FOR AN INVESTIGATION FROM THE FBI.

POLICE STILL HAVE NOT EXPLAINED WHAT LED TO THE SHOOTING.

WE'RE HEARING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS PLANNING A NEWS CONFERENCE LATER THIS MORNING --

COUNT ON US TO BRING YOU THE LATEST.

FERGUSON, Mo. - Hundreds of angry residents of a St. Louis suburb have been protesting the fatal shooting of a black teenager by police. A St. Louis County chapter of the NAACP is calling for the FBI to look into the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson. Brown's grandmother says she saw him running in her neighborhood Saturday afternoon when she passed him in her car. Just minutes later, she found him dead in the street. Police haven't yet explained what led to the shooting.

A ST.LOUIS AREA COMMUNITY IS *OUTRAGED TONIGHT --

ATER A TEEN -- IS SHOT AND KILLED BY A POLICE OFFICER, DURING A UPRISING WITH NEIGHBORS.

THE SHOOTING HAPPENED JUST AFTER NOON TODAY --

OFFICERS FROM 15-DEPARTMENTS WERE ON SCENE -- DURING THE OUTBURSTS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY -- THE TEEN WAS SHOT JUST AFTER A ROUND OF GUNFIRE FROM THE NEIGHBORS.

POLICE HAVEN'T SAID WHO FIRED THE SHOTS -- OR WHY.

AN INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. Return to index of stories...


CONGRESSIONAL MAPS-trxVO


THE DEADLINE TO CREATE A NEW CONGRESSIONAL MAP IS FASTLY APPROACHING.

LAST WEEK A FLORIDA JUDGE ASKED LAWMAKERS TO REDRAW THE MAP BEFORE THE PRIMARY ELECTION IN AUGUST.

WE'VE LEARNED THE HOUSE AND SENATE COMMITTEES HAVE APPROVED REVISED CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS.

THAT NOW CLEARS THE WAY FOR A SET OF VOTES THAT WOULD BRING A SPECIAL SESSION TO AN END EARLY THIS WEEK.

THE NEW CONGRESSIONAL MAP IS DUE ON THE 15TH.

THE SPECIAL SESSION WAS SPARKED WHEN A CIRCUIT JUDGE THREW OUT TWO CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS, CLAIMING THEY BENEFITED REPUBLICANS. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL OUT OF JAIL TUESDAY-SS,VO


LOOKING AHEAD THIS MORNING. FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISIONNER TAMMY HALL IS SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED FROM FEDERAL PRISON LATER THIS WEEK.

ACCORDING TO THE BUREAU OF PRISONS, SHE WILL WALK OUT OF COLEMAN PRISON ON AUGUST 12TH.

SHE'S BEEN AN INMATE AT THE MEDIUM SECURITY FACILITY NORTHWEST OF ORLANDO SINCE FEBRUARY.

HALL ADMITTED TO MISUSING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS.

ONCE SHE IS OUT, SHE WILL ALSO SERVE 90 DAYS OF HOUSE ARREST AND 2-THOUSAND-350 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO COUNTY-ONCAM, VO, TAG


ALSO IN THE WEEK AHEAD, THE TRIAL FOR TWO DESOTO COUNTY CORRECTIONS OFFICERS ACCUSED OF BEATING AN INMATE WILL CONTINUE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

STEVEN RIZZA AND JONATHAN MAUSE ARE ACCUSED OF BRUTALLY

BEATING AN INMATE LAST MANY.

THE DUO IS ALSO ACCUSED OF TRYING TO COVER IT UP.

JODY HOLLAND CLAIMS STEVEN RIZZA SLAMMED HIS HEAD INTO A WALL, CHOKED HIM AND PUNCHED HIM.

S0 FAR, THE JURY HAS HEARD FROM 13 GOVERNMENT WITNESSES OVER 4 DAYS.

THE TRIAL WILL RESUME ON TUESDAY, AND IS SCHEDULED TO LAST THROUGH NEXT WEEK.

TWO OTHER JAIL EMPLOYEES ARE SERVING TIME FOR THEIR ROLE IN THE BEATING.

A FIFTH DEPUTY WAS FIRED.

TRIAL IS UNDERWAY FOR TWO DESOTO COUNTY CORRECTIONS OFFICERS.

THEY'RE ACCUSED OF BRUTALLY BEATING AN INMATE IN MAY OF 2013. THEN TRYING TO COVER IT UP.

JODY HOLLAND CLAIMS STEVEN RIZZA SLAMMED HIS HEAD INTO A WALL, CHOKED AND PUNCHED HIM.

YOU CAN SEE HIS BRUISING HERE.

OFFICER JONATHAN MAUSA IS ON TRIAL FOR LYING TO INVESTIGATORS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A WIDESPREAD COVER UP FOLLOWED THE ATTACK.

HOLLAND WAS IN JAIL FOR VIOLATING A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST HIS THEN-FIANCE.

SHE WAS A COUNTY JAIL NURSE.

TWO OTHER JAIL EMPLOYEES ARE SERVING TIME FOR THEIR ROLE IN THE BEATING.

A FIFTH DEPUTY WAS FIRED.

ALSO NEXT WEEK, THE TRIAL RESUMES FOR TWO DESOTO COUNTY CORRECTIONS OFFICERS ACCUSED OF BRUTALLY BEATING AN INMATE LAST MANY.

STEVEN RIZZA AND JOHNATHAN MAUSA ARE ALSO ACCUSED OF TRYING TO COVER IT UP.

JODY HOLLAND CLAIMS RIZZA SLAMMED HIS HEAD INTO A WALL, CHOKED HIM AND PUNCHED HIM.

SO FAR THE JURY HAS

TWO OTHER JAIL EMPLOYEES ARE SERVING TIME FOR THEIR ROLE IN THE BEATING.

A FIFTH DEPUTY WAS FIRED.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN THE TRIAL. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER DEBIT CAR INMATE-OTS, SS


IN COLLIER COUNTY.

DEPUTIES SAY, AN INMATE USED A STOLEN CREDIT CARD -- TO POST HER BOND.

CRYSTAL STEPHENS WAS ARRESTED FOR PETTY THEFT -- AND POSTED BOND THE FOLLOWING DAY.

THAT'S WHEN HER CELL MATE NOTICED HER DEBIT CARD WAS MISSING.

AUTHORITIES FOUND OUT STEPHENS STOLE THE CARD -- AND USED IT.

SHE'S NOW CHARGED WITH GRAND THEFT AND FRAUD. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES RAID COURT HEARING-OC,VO,OC


A COLLIER COUNTY JUDGE COULD ISSUE A FINAL RULING FOR FARM WORKERS ARRESTED IN A PACKING HOUSE RAID.

THE HEARING IS SET FOR MONDAY MORNING.

MORE THAN 100 WORKERS WERE ARRESTED DURING AN INSURANCE BUST AT INCREDIBLE FRESH.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE EMPLOYEES STOLE IDENTITIES TO QUALIFY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE.

IMMIGRATION ADVOCATES SAY THE COMPANY OWNERS SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIRING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

A 2013 SEARCH WARRANT REPORTED THAT THE COMPANY HAD SEVERAL UNAUTHORIZED WORKERS.

THE COMPANY HAS DENIED ANY WRONG-DOING. Return to index of stories...


SGT. WILSON TRIBUTE-OTS, SS


HAPPENING IN THIS WEEK.

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WILL HONOR ONE OF THEIR OWN.

WEDNESDAY, THE DEPARTMENT WILL RETIRE SERGEANT MICHAEL WILSON'S NUMBER BEFORE THE STONE CRABS GAME.

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN LAST WEEK, BUT DUE TO BAD WEATHER.THE GAME WAS CANCELED.

SERGEANT WILSON WAS AMBUSHED AND KILLED ON DUTY ONE YEAR AGO. Return to index of stories...


BREVARD SHARK BITE-ZMAP


A 12 YEAR OLD GIRL IS RECOVERING FROM A SHARK BITE.

AFTER SWIMMING AT A BREVARD COUNTY BEACH.

OUR CENTRAL FLORIDA AFFILIATE TELLS US --

THE CHILD WAS BITTEN ON HER FOOT. AT LORI WILSON PARK, IN COCOA BEACH.

SHE WAS TAKEN TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR NEW DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


FL GATOR BITE 911 CALL-SOTVO


THIS MORNING WE ARE THE HEARING 9-1-1 CALLS, MADE JUST MOMENTS AFTER A 9-YEAR-OLD CENTRAL FLORIDA BOY WAS BITTEN BY AN ALLIGATOR.

"he was crawling up the shores screaming and crying. gator bites all over his back and scratches."

WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THIS STORY THURSDAY --

WHEN THE CHILD WAS BIT NEAR A LAKE, SOUTH OF ORLANDO. Return to index of stories...


FL GATOR BITE 911 CALL-VOTOPS


INVESTIGATORS SAY --

JAMES BARNEY WAS RIDING HIS BIKE AROUND THE LAKE -- AND DECIDED TO JUMP IN.

BUT THE AREA HE WAS IN -- WAS LABELED A NON-SWIMMING ZONE.

HE'S RECOVERING FROM ABOUT 30-BITE MARKS.

HOSPITAL WORKERS EVEN FOUND ONE OF THE GATOR'S TEETH ATTACHED TO HIS LEG.

RIGHT NOW, DOCTORS SAY HE IS IN GOOD CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


CAPE ROAD WORK-trxVO


WE HAVE A FEW TRAFFIC ALERTS FOR YOU THIS MORNING --

AFTER FALLING BEHIND IN THE UTILITY EXPANSION PROJECT -- CREWS IN CAPE CORAL ARE PREPPING ROADS FOR THE START OF A NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

YOU'LL NOTICE WORK TAKING PLACE ALONG TRAFALGAR PARKWAY.

THE CITY GAVE CONTRACTORS PERMISSION TO WORK 12 HOUR DAYS FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKENDS.

CITY OFFICIALS SAY RAINY WEATHER DELAYED THE PROJECT SCHEDULE. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO BLVD TRAFFIC ALERT-SSTOPS


YOU WILL ALSO FIND SOME CONSTRUCTION WORK ON FORT MYERS BEACH THIS WEEK.

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

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...


PLANTATION ROAD CLOSURE-trx, CGTOPS


THIS WEEK. PLANTATION ROAD WILL BE CLOSED IN FORT MYERS.

CREWS ARE WORKING ON A PROJECT TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY NEAR DANILES PARKWAY.

TRAFFIC WILL BE DETOURED TO METRO PARKWAY AND COMMERCE PARK DRIVE.

THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE FINISHED BY THE 18TH.

Plantation Road at Daniels to see intersection improvement for pedestrians

Fort Myers, FL, Aug. 6, 2014 - The Lee County Department of Transportation is doing a project to improve pedestrian safety at the south Fort Myers intersection of Daniels Parkway and Plantation Road.

Plantation Road will be closed north of Daniels to Commerce Park Drive from Monday, Aug. 11, through Friday, Aug. 15. Traffic will be detoured around the closure using Metro Parkway and Commerce Park Drive. Work is expected to be completed before Lee County School District students return from summer break Aug. 18.

The project will extend the sidewalk on Plantation to connect it to the pathway on Daniels, and the concrete traffic separator on Plantation is expected to stop left turns in and out of Plantation Park Court. A posted no-left-turn sign already exists on Plantation at that turn, but this project is expected to boost safety for pedestrians. Return to index of stories...


TAPS ACROSS AMERICA-ONCAM, CG


TAKING A LOOK AT SOME THINGS TO DO TODAY.

YOU CAN CELEBRATE THE "SPIRIT OF '45 " AT LOWDERMILK PARK.

YOU CAN EXPECT TO HEAR SOUNDS FROM THE NAPLES MUSIC BAND, AND CATCH A FLYOVER BY THE MARCO ISLAND AIR PATROL AND MORE.

ADMISSION IS FREE.IT STARTS AT 7 TONIGHT.

DON'T FORGET YOUR CHAIRS AND BLANKETS

TAPS ACROSS AMERICA:

August 10, 2014

Hours: 7pm

Lowdermilk Park, 1301 Gulf Shore Blvd., South Gazebo, Naples, FL 34102

Celebrate the Spirit of '45 with a sunset celebration at Lowdermilk Park. Enjoy the

Naples Concert Band, Marco Island Civil Air Patrol flyover and USSVI Naples Base

ceremonial wreath at sea followed by M&M's Cafe ice cream social. Bring your beach

chairs and blankets and enjoy the show.

Admission: Free Return to index of stories...


FAMILY FIELD DAY-CGTOPS


THIS WEEK MARKS NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK, AND THE HEALTH CARE NETWORK OF SOUTWEST FLORIDA IS OFFERING HEALTH SCREENINGS AND PLENTY OF ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN ALL WEEK.

ON WEDNESDAY. ITS FAMILY FIELD DAY.

FROM 11 TO 2 YOU CAN TAKE PART IN HEALTH SCREENINGS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES AT THE MARION E FETHER MEDICAL CENTER.

THERE WILL ALSO BE ANOTHER CELEBRATION ON THURSDAY AT THE GOLDEN GATE COMMUNITY CENTER. Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida is planning two free

field day events to celebrate National Health Center Week. Activities

include field day events for kids, healthy snacks, booths and free health screenings. On

Wednesday, Aug. 13, HCN will host a family field day 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Marion E.

Fether Medical Center, 1454 Madison Ave., Immokalee. A Naples celebration will be 11

a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Golden Gate Community Center, 4700 Golden Gate

Parkway, Naples. Return to index of stories...


WYNONNA JUDD SWFL-CGTOPS


COUNTRY SINGER WYNONNA JUDD AND HER BAND THE BIG NOISE ARE COMING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AND GUESS WHAT?

TICKETS GO ON SALE TOMORROW.

PRICES RANGE FROM 48 TO 68 DOLLARS

THE SHOW IS SET FOR DECEMBER 10TH.AT THE BABARA B MANN PERFORMING ARTS HALL.

TICKETS GO ON SALE AT 10 TOMORROW MORNING. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST WHAT'S TRENDING-WX ANIBOX


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BREAK FOUR AT 6:39:30


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


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CROSS TALK-3SHOT


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


Rain chances will take a backseat to the heat starting today as a layer of drier air greatly reduces the number of showers and storms in our forecast.

Sunshine will be plentiful today from the morning and into the afternoon, resulting in a rapid rise in temperatures with highs projected to reach the mid 90s.

Some of our inland communities, where the sea breeze arrives later in the day, may even get as warm as the upper 90s, so be sure to drink plenty of water and apply the sunscreen if you're going to be spending much time outdoors.

Despite the dramatic drop in rain chances today, we'll still have a few isolated storms forming through the afternoon, but most of these will end up over the interior part of the peninsula.

Expect a mostly clear sky this evening and tonight, which should set the stage for prime viewing of tonight's supermoon; by the way, if you snap any good pictures of tonight's full moon, be sure to share them on our NBC 2 facebook page!

As we head into the upcoming week, the forecast will stay relatively dry with ample heat and sunshine. Afternoon highs will top out in the mid 90s, and overnight lows will only cool into the mid to upper 70s.

Rain chances will be a touch higher by Thursday, but the rain coverage should only be in the "isolated" category.

Tropical Update

No tropical cyclones are active in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea at this time, and no tropical development is expected over the next few days.

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...


BACK TO SCHOOL TECH-ONCAM


IF YOU'RE THE PARENT OF A COLLEGE STUDENT -- THIS STORY WILL MAKE YOUR WALLET ACHE --

NOT ONLY HAS THE COST OF TUITION GONE UP -- BUT SO HAS THE COST OF SUPPLIES --

NBC'S CHRIS CLACKUM TELLS US HOW NEW TECHNOLOGY IS NOW A NECESSITY WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING BACK TO COLLEGE. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL TECH-PKG


THE NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION PREDICTS.PARENTS WILL BE SPENDING CLOSE TO 75-BILLION DOLLARS THIS YEAR.

.TO EQUIP THEIR KIDS FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL.

AND A HARRIS SURVEY.COMMISSIONED BY DELL. FOUND A LOT OF THAT WILL GO TO BUY TECHNOLOGY. MAINLY LAPTOP OR TABLET COMPUTERS.

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"The average amount of money that parents are spending on technology for their kids who are 16 to 19, is $635 which is a lot of money"

IT IS A LOT OF MONEY. BUT PARENTS WILL BE HAPPY TO KNOW.THE HARRIS SURVEY FOUND.IT'S APPARENTLY MONEY WELL-SPENT.

77-PERCENT OF OVER 500 STUDENTS INTERVIEWED SAY THEY OFTEN GO DIRECTLY FROM THE CLASSROOM.TO THEIR DEVICE.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CLASSROOM SUBJECT.

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"The accessibility is key! You want your child to be able to access information wherever they are, whenever they need it and that's what that device is going to give them"

LAUREN BERGER'S A CAREER COUNSELOR.AUTHOR AND FOUNDER OF INTERNQUEEN-DOT-COM.

.WHO ALSO FOUND IN THE SURVEY.THIS INTERESTING UPSIDE FOR PARENTS.

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"Over 55% of parents in this Harris Poll.said they are speaking to their kids less but actually communicating more.whether that be via email or texting, social media"

ALL OF WHICH IS MADE EASIER.NOW THAT MORE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ARE OFFERING ON CAMPUS.FREE WIFI.

CHRIS CLACKUM, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY REVENUE UP-VO


MORE PEOPLE ARE VISITING DISNEY WORLD!

THE ORLANDO THEME PARK IS REPORTING AN EIGHT-PERCENT INCREASE IN REVENUE, DURING THE SECOND QUARTER.

ECONOMISTS SAY -- IT'S A SIGN THAT AMERICANS ARE SPENDING MORE -- AND GOING ON VACATIONS. Return to index of stories...


SCRABBLE DICTIONARY UPDATE-ONCAM


BROMANCE COUNTS. SO DOES HASHTAG. YOU CAN EVEN SCORE POINTS WITH SELFIE.

THOSE 21ST CENTURY WORDS ARE IN THE NEW EDITION OF "THE OFFICIAL SCRABBLE PLAYERS DICTIONARY."

IT'S BEEN A DECADE SINCE THE SCRABBLE DICTIONARY WAS LAST UPDATED.

THE NEW WORDS ADD ABOUT 40 PAGES TO THE SCRABBLE-SANCTIONED DICTIONARY.

THE NEW EDITION WILL BE RELEASED MONDAY BY MERRIAM-WEBSTER. Return to index of stories...


NASA CARGO LAUNCH-ONCAM


THE FIFTH AND FINAL DOCKING OF A EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY CARGO SPACECRAFT TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION WILL AIR LIVE ON NASA TV THIS WEEK.

THE ATV IS LOADED WITH MORE THAN SEVEN TONS OF FUEL AND SUPPLIES FOR THE STATION CREW.

THE SPACECRAFT'S ARRIVAL AT THE STATION WILL MARK THE END OF A TWO-WEEK JOURNEY

YOU CAN CATCH IT ON TUESDAY STARTING AT EIGHT IN THE MORNING.

Tuesday, Aug. 12, beginning at 8 a.m. EDT.

Automated Transfer Vehicle 5, which is named "George Lemaitre" in honor of the 20th century Belgian astronomer and physicist credited with proposing the theory of the expansion of the universe. Loaded with more than seven tons of fuel and supplies for the station crew, the George Lemaitre is scheduled to dock automatically to the aft port of the station's Zvezda Service Module at 9:30 a.m.

The spacecraft's arrival at the station will mark the end of a two-week journey that began July 29 with its launch on a European Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. En route to its docking, the Georges Lemaitre is scheduled to pass less than four miles under the station on Friday, Aug. 8 before looping back around for the final phase of its rendezvous. This maneuver will test a suite of lasers and sensors that may be incorporated into the design of future European spacecraft.

The Georges Lemaitre is expected to remain docked to the station until late January 2015.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:

http:/www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For International Space Station information, visit:

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SIX MILE CYPRESS SLOUGH CLOSED-VO


A HEADS UP IN THE WEEK AHEAD.

THE BOARDWALK TRAIL AT THE SIX MILE CYPRESS SLOUGH PRESERVE WILL BE CLOSE FOR REPAIRS ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 12TH.

HOWEVER, THE INTERPRETIVE CENTER WILL REMAIN OPEN.

IF YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA. IT HOUSES NATURE DISPLAYS THAT HIGHLIGHT PLANTS AND ANIMALS LIVING IN WETLANDS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER NEW SALVATION ARMY-ONCAM


IF YOU LIVE IN COLLIER COUNTY, LISTEN UP --

THE SALVATION ARMY SOCIAL SERVICE OFFICE IN NAPLES HAS MOVED --

IT IS NO LONGER ON ESTEY AVENUE --

THE NEW LOCATION IS IN COMMERCE PARK ON HORSESHOE DRIVE.

THAT LOCATION WILL OPEN ITS DOORS THIS WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


PHOENIX AWARDS-VO


HAPPENING MONDAY -- IN BONITA SPRINGS.

FIREFIGHTERS WILL BE RECOGNIZED WITH THE DISTRICT'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS HONOR --

THE PHOENIX AWARD IS GOING TO FIREFIGHTERS WITH RESCUE 21 AND ENGINE 24 FOR SAVING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE IN BONITA SPRINGS.

THE CEREMONY WILL BE AT FIVE IN THE EVENING AT FIRE STATION FOUR.

THE PHOENIX IS RECOGNIZED AS A SYMBOL OF EXCELLENCE.

RESCUERS TO RECEIVE PHOENIX AWARDS on Aug 11th 2014

Bonita Springs' firefighters will be recognized on August 11th at 5:00 p.m. at Fire Station Four, 27701 Bonita Grande Drive, with the District's most prestigious honor - The Phoenix Award.

Two crews of firefighters will be honored for saving the lives of Bonita Springs' residents.

The first award goes to firefighters on Rescue 21 who responded to the aid of a 77 year-old man, who collapsed while playing a tennis match at the Pelican Landing tennis courts on May 26, 2014. Lieutenant David Brewer and Firefighter Paramedic Thomas Harrison arrived on scene, to find the patient being administered hands-only CPR by bystanders, who had witnessed the collapse. The patient did not have a pulse. One of the bystanders was a doctor and due to the quality CPR in progress, the bystanders continued CPR as the heart monitor and defibrillator pads were attached by firefighters. Firefighters and LCEMS then took over CPR and administered shock to the patient's heart. The patient appeared to go into asystole after defibrillation, which indicates that the heart does not have any electrical activity. Epinephrine was administered, and an IGEL breathing tube was also utilized. CPR was continued and the heart rhythm was now in V-Fib, showing some irregular electrical activity. A second shock to the heart was delivered; the patient appeared again to go into asystole. However, the patient exhibited signs of ROSC, Resumption of Sustained Cardiac Activity; his blood pressure had stabilized, and he began to gag on the breathing tube. Firefighters could verify that patient could protect his own airway, and the breathing tube was removed. Supportive care was continued en route to the hospital, and firefighters reported that the patient was answering questions for the ER physician upon arrival.

The Bonita Springs Fire District has extended a heartfelt invitation for the award presentation to the patient and his family with the hope of reuniting the firefighters and patient again. The crew of firefighters awaiting their reunion includes: Lieutenant David Brewer and Firefighter Paramedic Thomas Harrison

The second award goes to firefighters on Engine 24 who responded to the aid of an 81 year-old man, who had suffered a cardiac arrest in his home on June 23, 2014. It was established that the patient had an extensive cardiac history. The crew, Acting Lieutenant Jesse Cottrell, Firefighter Paramedic Jonathan Whitlock, and Firefighter Paramedic Brian Hornberger were directed by the patient's spouse to the back bedroom where they found bystander CPR being administered. The firefighters checked and found a slight pulse on the unresponsive patient and applied the defibrillator pads. The patient was attached to the heart monitor and was given a small dosage of electrical shock, which acted as a pacemaker for the heart. This treatment allowed the patient to regain consciousness- he was alert, awake and oriented while being loaded into the ambulance. Firefighter Paramedic Brian Hornberger rode in to the hospital in order to assist LCEMS, if needed. Halfway to the hospital, the patient became unresponsive; he had no pulse and was not breathing. CPR was quickly started and continued until care could be transferred to the hospital staff.

The Bonita Springs Fire District has extended a heartfelt invitation for the award presentation to the patient and their family with the hope of reuniting the firefighters and patient again. The crew of firefighters awaiting their reunion includes: Acting Lieutenant Jesse Cottrell, Firefighter Paramedic Jonathan Whitlock, and Firefighter Paramedic Brian Hornberger

In order to recognize the dedication and skill of emergency responders, Bonita Springs Fire-Rescue adopted the Phoenix Award after implementing advanced life support services in March of 1999. The Phoenix is recognized as a symbol of excellence and also a mythical bird, said to rise again from its ashes. Return to index of stories...


CAPE ROTARY GOT GAME-ONCAM


IT WAS CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST FOR SOME LOCAL KIDS IN NEED THIS WEEKEND.

THE ROTARY OF CAPE CORAL PUT ON AN EVENT TO PROVIDE FREE BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND SPORTS EQUIPMENT FOR FOSTER CHILDREN.

NBC 2''S BRITTANY WEINER WAS THERE AS KIDS STOCKED UP. Return to index of stories...


CAPE ROTARY GOT GAME-PKG


Michael Hoegler, 4th Grader

12:19:42 "Oh my gosh I was in shock right away." 12:19:47

TABLES FILLED WITH SHOES.

Nadereh Salim, CEO of Children's Network of Southwest FL

12:15:31 "This is overwhelming." 12:15:32

.SPORTS EQUIPMENT.

Ball bounce Nats

. AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

Tom Sedorchuk, Foster parent for 7 years

12:20:49 "Oh it's fantastic. 12:20:52

DONATED BY THE COMMUNITY.

Michael Hoegler, 4th Grader

12:17:55 "I'm going to keep this bat in good shape as long as I can." 12:17:59

AND IT'S ALL FREE

Tom Sedorchuk, Foster parent for 7 years

12:23:51 "A lot of them come with nothing so anything they get is a gift." 12:23:55

FOR THE MORE THAN 100 FOSTER KIDS IN CAPE CORAL.

Nadereh Salim, CEO of Children's Network of Southwest FL

12:14:39 "The kids that are here today are primarily have been traumatized, have been victims of abuse or neglect." 12:14:44

THE ROTARY OF CAPE CORAL STARTED COLLECTING GENTLY USED AND NEW SPORTS EQUIPMENT A MONTH AGO.

Alison Hussey, President, Rotary Club of Cape Coral

12:12:22 "Surprised and amazed at just the outpouring of community support" 12:12:27

IT'S THE FIRST TIME THE ROTARY OF CAPE CORAL HAS WORKED WITH THE CHILDREN'S NETWORK TO PUT ON THIS KIND OF EVENT.

Nadereh Salim, CEO of Children's Network of Southwest FL

12:15:03 "I hope we can find some Olympic Champions out of this." 12:15:06

AND AFTER SEEING THE SMILES ON THE KIDS FACES.THE ORGANIZATIONS SAY THIS WON'T BE THEIR LAST.

Alison Hussey, President, Rotary Club of Cape Coral

12:09:59 "Our goal today was to give these kids an opportunity to participate in sports that maybe they wouldn't otherwise have the chance too." 12:10:07

CHANCES FOR MORE CHILDREN IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO GET IN THE GAME.

Michael Hoegler, 4th Grader

12:19:07 "It's been pretty fun I just want to say thanks." 12:19:10

REPORTING IN CAPE CORAL, BRITTANY WEINER NBC 2. 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


BREAK FIVE AT 6:49:45 Return to index of stories...


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


Rain chances will take a backseat to the heat starting today as a layer of drier air greatly reduces the number of showers and storms in our forecast.

Sunshine will be plentiful today from the morning and into the afternoon, resulting in a rapid rise in temperatures with highs projected to reach the mid 90s.

Some of our inland communities, where the sea breeze arrives later in the day, may even get as warm as the upper 90s, so be sure to drink plenty of water and apply the sunscreen if you're going to be spending much time outdoors.

Despite the dramatic drop in rain chances today, we'll still have a few isolated storms forming through the afternoon, but most of these will end up over the interior part of the peninsula.

Expect a mostly clear sky this evening and tonight, which should set the stage for prime viewing of tonight's supermoon; by the way, if you snap any good pictures of tonight's full moon, be sure to share them on our NBC 2 facebook page!

As we head into the upcoming week, the forecast will stay relatively dry with ample heat and sunshine. Afternoon highs will top out in the mid 90s, and overnight lows will only cool into the mid to upper 70s.

Rain chances will be a touch higher by Thursday, but the rain coverage should only be in the "isolated" category.

Tropical Update

No tropical cyclones are active in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea at this time, and no tropical development is expected over the next few days.

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...


FMB TRIBUTE TO VETS-CG


THE 4TH ANNUAL KEEP THE SPIRIT ALIVE EVENT IS HAPPENING TODAY ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

THINGS KICK OFF AT 4 THIS AFTERNOON AT THE V-F-W POST 100-97.

THERE WILL BE FOOD, MUSIC, AND A 21 GUN SALUTE.

THE EVENT LASTS UNTIL 7 TONIGHT.

Name: Spirit of 45 on Fort Myers Beach

Date: August 10, 2014

Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

KEEP THE SPIRIT OF '45 ALIVE!

FORT MYERS BEACH

"KEEP THE SPIRIT OF '45 ALIVE!"

A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO OUR WWII HEROES

AT FMB VFW POST 10097

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2014

VFW Post 10097, 17770 Pine Ridge Rd., Ft. Myers Beach, will host the 4th Annual FMB "Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive!" event.

WWII Veterans and spouse/escort will receive FREE dinners; other attendees may purchase food/beverages at the Post.

4pm - social hour wit cash bar

5pm - dinner with music by DAZ

6:15pm - ceremonial festivities

7pm - 21-1gun salute and "Taps Across America"

Reservations for WWII Veterans & spouse/guest:

Please call Casey at 239-560-4682

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:

VFW POST 10097

17770 PINE RIDGE ROAD

FT. MYERS BEACH, FL 33931

"Spirit of '45 Day" is to remind us of the Greatest Generation's courage, shared sacrifice, and commitment to service so that their example of national unity and community can inspire future generations of Americans--especially our nation's youth. Don't miss this opportunity to "Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive" in honor of our unsung heroes of WWII.

"Spirit of '45 Day is a nationally declared day to remind us of the Greatest Generation's courage, shared sacrifice, and commitment to service so that their example of national unity and community can inspire future generations of Americans, especially our nation's youth."

Every community has a story of Aug. 14, 1945 to tell. The surviving members of the Greatest Generation that endured the difficult times of the Great Depression, achieved victory in WWII, and then went on to rebuild the world, are now departing, but the memory of their extraordinary achievements lives on in the family histories of their descendants. The purpose of "Spirit of '45 Day" is to remind us of the Greatest Generation's courage, shared sacrifice and commitment to service. Their example of national unity and community can inspire future generations of Americans, especially our nation's youth. Don't miss this opportunity to help "Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive!" Return to index of stories...


18TH UNDY SUNDAY-CGTOPS


IT'S UNDY SUNDAY IN COLLIER COUNTY.

IT'S A FUNDRAISER THAT BENEFITS NEEDY CHILDREN IN THE COUNTY.

NOW UNTIL NEXT SUNDAY THERE WILL BE A SET OF DONATION BOXES AT A LIST OF LOCATIONS. YOU'RE ASKED TO BRING A BRAND NEW PAIR OF SOCKS AND UNDERWAIR FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

MONETARY DONATIONS ARE ALSO ACCEPTED TO HELP BUY BACKPACKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

FOR A LIST OF LOCATIONS JUST HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

Annual Undy Sunday event provides undergarments to needy school children

Collier County- It may be difficult to believe that hundreds of school children in the community lack basic underwear and socks. But according to personnel at the local public schools, the need exists.

"The Collier County school staff continue to report that many students do not have undergarments at the beginning of the school year," said Don Campbell, co chair of the annual Undy Sunday event. "Before Catholic Charities initiated this program, the school staff were assuming the responsibility of supplying the items," he said.

The 18th Annual Undy Sunday will happen in August to provide students living in poverty with the basic necessities to be ready for another school year. Needy children at 34 public elementary schools and five social service agencies in Collier County will benefit from the fundraiser. "We know the community will come together again this year to provide these young children with the items they require to be successful in school," Campbell said.

About 38 participating religious communities will set out donation boxes on Sunday, August 10 and Sunday, August 17. Donors will be asked to bring new socks and new underwear for boys and girls sizes four through 12. Monetary donations also are accepted to purchase backpacks and school supplies.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. volunteers will collect the items and distribute them to the schools and social service agencies. About 600,000 undergarments have been given to disadvantaged children in Collier County during the past 17 years though the annual Undy Sunday event.

"Last year we began working with Laces of Love who provide new shoes for needy children," Campbell said. "Through Undy Sunday, we gave them about 2,500 pairs of socks for distribution with their sneakers to low-income students at Collier County schools," he said. "We anticipate this partnership again this year."

Donation items also can be dropped off at the Catholic Charities office located at 2210 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Naples from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Fridays. For more information about the Undy Sunday event contact Catholic Charities in Collier County at 239-455-2655. Return to index of stories...


FM SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAY-CGTOPS


THE AMERICAN LEGION POST #192 IS ALSO HELPING KIDS GETTING READY BACK TO SCHOOL.

FROM 3 TO 5. VOLUNTEERS WILL BE PASSING OUT SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

THERE WILL EVEN BE FREE FOOD

AMERICAN LEGION POST #192 IS LOCATED ON MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BLVD

FORT MYERS, FLA. -Robert H. L. Dabney American Legion Post #192 is pleased to

provide an event that will provide free back to school supplies for children of the South

West Florida community.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2014

3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Truckloads of school supplies are arriving for the "Back to School Supply Give Away

being sponsored by American Legion Post #192. The post has a mission this year to

supply as many school age children as possible with adequate school supplies. "We are

very excited about this project. Not having proper school supplies should never be an

obstacle to learning," stated Post Commander Raymond Campbell.

Supplies are for students age 5 to 13 who are accompanied by an adult. FREE HOT

DOGS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR EVERY CHILD!

The event will take place at American Legion Post #192. 3130 Dr. Martin Luther King,

Jr. Blvd, Fort Myers, Florida 33916. Return to index of stories...


LITTLE MERMAID-CGTOPS


THE LITTLE MERMAID IS STILL SHOWING IN FORT MYERS.

TICKETS ARE 18 BUCKS AT THE BROADWAY PALM.

THE SHOW STARTS AT 1PM Return to index of stories...


KIDS SANDSCULPTING CONTEST-CGTOPS


LOOKING AHEAD.

THIS WEDNESDAY KIDS CAN TAKE PART IN A SANDSCULPTING CONTEST.

IT'S HAPPENING AT LA PLAYA BEACH AND GOLF RESORT IN NAPLES.

THERE WILL ALSO BE LIVE MUSIC.

THE PARTICIPATION FEE FOR 4 KIDS AND 1 ADULT IS 150 DOLLARS.

August 13, 2014

Hours: 8:30am-12:30pm

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort 9891 Gulf Shore Dr., Naples, FL 34108

Gather the kids and beach gear and join C'mon at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort for a fun-

filled morning of sand castle sculpting and beach fun including beach games and live

music, the sand sculpting contest and fun with pirates and mermaids! Lunch included.

Admission: $150 for each team Return to index of stories...


FM MIRACLE GAME MONDAY-CGTOPS


THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE COME BACK HOME THIS WEEK!

THEY'LL PLAY A TOTAL OF SIX GAMES VERSUS ST. LUCIE AND PALM BEACH --

THE FIRST ONE IS ONE TUESDAY AT 7:05 P.M.

AND REMEMBER THE GAMES ARE NOW AT JETBLUE PARK --

HAMMOND STADIUM IS SHUT DOWN FOR RENOVATIONS. Return to index of stories...


SHARK WEEK STARTS-trxVOTOPS


THE COUNTDOWN IS OVER.

TODAY MARKS T-V'S LONGEST RUNNING.MUST SEE SUMMER EVENT.

SHARK WEEK!!

THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL WILL DEBUT 13 NEW SHOWS STARTING TONIGHT.

GIVING THIS YEAR'S "SHARK WEEK" THE MOST PREMIERE HOURS EVER.FEATURED IN THE EVENT'S 27-YEAR HISTORY.

FOR A LIST OF SHOWS JUST HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE. NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) HURRICANE CHARLEY-VOTOPS


YOU'RE TIME RIGHT NOW ___

TAKING A LOOK AT THIS MORNING TOP STORIES --

THIS WEEK MARKS THE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE CHARLEY.

ON THIS DAY BACK IN 2004, CHARLEY WAS A TROPICAL DEPRESSION, THAT WAS STENGTHENING IN THE ATLANTIC.

THE STORM HIT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ON FRIDAY THE 13TH, AS A POWERFUL CATEGORY FOUR STORM. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FM DEADLY HIT & RUN-VOTOPS


RIGHT NOW -- FORT MYERS POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE DRIVER INVOLVED IN A DEADLY HIT AND RUN.

A 68-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS HIT AND KILLED ON FRIDAY --

HIS FRIENDS TELL US THEY WANT JUSTICE.

POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A BROWN OR GOLD FOUR DOOR SEDAN WITH HEAVY FRONT END DAMAGE.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING, CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) FM CAR VS BLDG-VOTOPS


ONLY NBC-2 WAS THERE WHEN CREWS PULLED THIS VEHICLE FROM THE WALL OF A SALVATION ARMY CHURCH -- OFF MCGREGOR BOULEVARD, IN FORT MYERS.

FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE DRIVER SAY -- SHE WAS ALONE AND WAS ABLE TO WALK OUT OF THE CAR.

THEY CLAIM HER BREAKS STOPPED WORKING.

NO ONE WAS IN THE BUILDING AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH.

TODAY'S SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT THE RED SHIELD LODGE ON EDISON AVENUE AT 11 O'CLOCK. Return to index of stories...


TS4) SWFL MOST WANTED-SSTOPS


ONE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S MOST WANTED CRIMINALS WILL BE MAKING A COURT APPEARANCE THIS MORNING --

BRUCE MARTIN OF FORT MYERS WAS ARRESTED BY U-S MARSHALS SATURDAY --

LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUND HIM HIDING OUT WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND.

MARTIN WAS ORIGINALLY ARRESTED IN APRIL FOR SELLING COCAINE --

BUT WAS WANTED AGAIN FOR VIOLATING HIS PROBATION.

HIS GIRLFRIEND -- JOHANA DELROSA -- WAS ALSO ARRESTED.

BOTH ARE IN THE HENDRY COUNTY RIGHT NOW WAITING TO SEE A JUDGE THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


FINAL FORECAST-WX GFX


FINAL FORECAST Return to index of stories...


7 AM PREVIEW-2SHOT


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

NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...