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HLTRX NEW-HLTRX TZ2 A DOUBLE DIPPING DEPUTY-VO
HL1) NAPLES INDIAN CLAIMS-VOTOPS TZ2 B HUG HEALTH-VOTOPS-BNR
HL1) NAPLES INDIAN CLAIMS-SOTVO FIRST ALERT OPEN-CLIP
HLTRX EXCLUSIVE-HLTRX FORECAST-WXWALL
HL2) BBT BANK ROBBERY-VOTOPS DOUBLE DIPPING DEPUTY-VO
HL2) BBT BANK ROBBERY-SOTVO DOUBLE DIPPING DEPUTY-SOTVO
HLTRX LIVE FLU CLEANING-VO
HL4) WEATHER-WXCTR FLU CLEANING-SOTVO-WIPE
SHOW OPEN-CLIP HUG HEALTH-VOTOPS
LEHIGH SUSPECT SEARCH-OC-BOXES VEGAS ZIP LINE RESCUE-VOTOPS
LEHIGH SUSPECT SEARCH-LIVE FL POPULATION INCREASE-VIDBOX
LEHIGH SUSPECT SEARCH-VO FL POPULATION INCREASE-SOTVO
LEHIGH SUSPECT SEARCH-LIVE LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS-VO
NAPLES INDIAN CLAIMS-OC DONNA DOUGLAS DEATH-VOTOPS
NAPLES INDIAN CLAIMS-TOSS BONO FAN MESSAGE-VO
NAPLES INDIAN CLAIMS-AUXSET MOM DELIVERS BABY ON A PLANE-VO
NAPLES INDIAN CLAIMS-PKG MOM DELIVERS BABY ON A PLANE-SOTVO
NAPLES INDIAN CLAIMS-AUXSET SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO
BONITA MAN ARRESTED-SS SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
MO DEVELOPING-MO SPORTS
PUNTA GORDA SCENE-VO DOOLEY OPEN-SOTTOPS
MO EXCLUSIVE-MO FGCU AVA MARIA-OC
BBT BANK ROBBERY-KEY FGCU AVA MARIA-VOTOPS
BBT BANK ROBBERY-BNR-PKG FGCU AVA MARIA-SOTTOPS
MO BREAKING-MO FGCU WBB HARVARD-CGTOPS
ROWHOUSE FIRE-KEY-VO FSU SOUND-OC
KY PLANE CRASH-SSTOPS FSU SOUND-VOTOPS
HENDRY ATV ACCIDENT-KEY FSU SOUND-SOTTOPS
LEHIGH CAR INTO HOME FOLO-OC URBAN MEYER-VOTOPS
LEHIGH CAR INTO HOME FOLO-BNR-PKG PITT HOUSTON-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-ONCAM-BNR SCOREBOARD-CGTOPS
TZ1 A NAPLES PIER DASH CAM VIDEO-VO THROW TO BREAK-OC
TZ1 B MOM DELIVERS BABY ON A PLANE-SOTVO-BNR JIMMY FALLON TEASE-SOTTOPS
NAPLES PIER DASH CAM VIDEO-AUX-VO MONEY FOUND IN GOODWILL DONATION-VOTOPS
NAPLES PIER DASH CAM VIDEO-SOTVO-WIPE MONEY FOUND IN GOODWILL DONATION-SOTVO
JET BLUE COP FUNERAL-VOTOPS-BNR-WIPE FINAL FORECAST-WXGRX
SEN HARRY REID OUT OF THE HOSPITAL-VOTOPS-BNR CLOSE SHOW-3SHOT
TEASE TWO-ONCAM-BNR END TIME


HLTRX NEW-HLTRX


HLTRX NEW Return to index of stories...


HL1) NAPLES INDIAN CLAIMS-VOTOPS


NEW TONIGHT, HE SCREAMED HE WAS A 400 YEAR OLD INDIAN.

AND WITNESSES TELL NBC2 THAT WASN'T EVEN THE STRANGEST PART. Return to index of stories...


HL1) NAPLES INDIAN CLAIMS-SOTVO


4:44:18 "He literally sat down and just was rubbing the ashes all over him."

IT'S A STORY YOU HAVE TO SEE. Return to index of stories...


HLTRX EXCLUSIVE-HLTRX


HLTRX PLUS Return to index of stories...


HL2) BBT BANK ROBBERY-VOTOPS


PLUS-

AN NBC2 EXCLUSIVE.

A LEHIGH ACRES WOMAN WAS *ALMOST THE VICTIM OF A ROBBERY. Return to index of stories...


HL2) BBT BANK ROBBERY-SOTVO


Sot

I work hard for my money I wasn't just going to give it up to him.

17:59:3217:59:34

YOU'LL HEAR HOW SHE MANAGED TO GET THE ARMED MAN OUT OF HER CAR. Return to index of stories...


HLTRX LIVE


HL TRX LIVE Return to index of stories...


HL4) WEATHER-WXCTR


PAUSE FOR ROBERT WX HEADLINE Return to index of stories...


SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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LEHIGH SUSPECT SEARCH-OC-BOXES


BREAKING NEWS AT 11- A TRAFFIC STOP IN LEHIGH INVOLVING A BICYCLE WITH NO LIGHT.LEAD TO A DEPUTY FIRING A SHOT TO PROTECT HIS DOG.

NBC 2'S MICHAEL COLAIANNI IS LIVE ON GILBERT AVENUE JUST WEST OF GUNNERY ROAD WHERE THIS ALL STARTED. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH SUSPECT SEARCH-LIVE


A PITBULL THAT ATTACKED AN LCSO K9 UNIT IS RECEIVING TREATMENT FROM ANIMAL CONTROL AFTER BEING SHOT BY A LEE COUNTY DEPUTY. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH SUSPECT SEARCH-VO


DEPUTIES TELL NBC 2 THEY STOPPED A SUSPECT ON HIS BICYCLE OUTSIDE OF THE DOLLAR GENERAL ON GUNNERY FOR RIDING WITHOUT A LIGHT.

THE SUSPECT THEN RAN FROM DEPUTIES.

A HELICOPTER AND K9 UNIT WERE CALLED IN TO HELP WITH THE SEARCH.

WHILE TRACKING THE SUSPECT IN A WOODED AREA, A K9 UNIT WAS ATTACKED BY AN UNLEASHED PITBULL.

A DEPUTY IN PURSUIT THEN SHOT THE PITBULL. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH SUSPECT SEARCH-LIVE


WE HAVE BEEN TOLD BOTH DOGS ARE EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.

MEANWHILE THE SUSPECT IS STILL ON THE RUN.

NO DESCRIPTION HAS BEEN GIVEN TO US AT THIS TIME.

LIVE IN LEHIGH, MC, NBC 2 Return to index of stories...


NAPLES INDIAN CLAIMS-OC


NBC-2 GOT NEW DETAILS TONIGHT ON A BIZARRE CAR THEFT OUT OF COLLIER COUNTY --

DEPUTIES SAY THE GUY TOOK A WOMAN'S CAR ON NEW YEAR'S DAY -- AND THEN GAVE PEOPLE IN ONE NEIGHBORHOOD A SHOW THEY'LL THEY'LL NEVER FORGET. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES INDIAN CLAIMS-TOSS


NBC-2'S TRENT KELLY SPENT THE NIGHT TRACKING DOWN WITNESSES.

AND BOY DID THEY A STORY TO SHARE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES INDIAN CLAIMS-AUXSET


THIS IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE STRANGEST CAR THEFTS I'VE EVER HEARD ABOUT.

IT ALL STARTED EARLY NEW YEAR'S MORNING. WHEN NEIGHBORS ALONG INGRAHAM STREET IN NORTH NAPLES REPORTED HEARING STRANGE NOISES.

WHEN ONE WOMAN WALKED OUTSIDE TO SEE WHAT WAS HAPPENING. SHE ALMOST DID A DOUBLE TAKE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES INDIAN CLAIMS-PKG


Rose Potteiger / Naples

4:47:30 "It was a neat way to start the new year. I guess."

WHEN ROSE POTTEIGER AWOKE NEW YEAR'S DAY. ONLY TO FIND A GROWN MAN SITTING IN HER BACKYARD FIRE PIT -- SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS LOSING IT.

Potteiger

4:44:16 "I watched him walk over here, and he literally sat down and was just rubbing the ashes all over him."

Ufuk Ozturk / Naples

4:39:48 "He was running, and trying to jump over the fence."

A SHORT TIME LATER. NEIGHBOR LARRY OZTURK SPOTTED THE SAME MAN RUNNING THROUGH HIS BACKYARD.

Ozturk

4:32:01 "I said 'who the heck' he was, I mean, this is New Year and what kind of surprise is coming to me."

ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES -- THAT MAN WAS 52-YEAR-OLD ROBERT PEKAR. THEY SAY EARLIER THAT MORNING. PEKAR WAS SPOTTED RUNNING THROUGH THIS NORTH NAPLES NEIGHBORHOOD. CLAIMING TO BE A 400-YEAR-OLD INDIAN.

Potteiger

4:45:02 "His clothes were ripped, he had no shoes on."

Rudy Tanelus

4:51:45 "There was a mysterious man, with like, a lot of muck on his face."

AFTER RUBBING ASHES ALL OVER HIS FACE. DEPUTIES SAY PEKAR THAN RAN UP TO AN UNLOCKED CAR THAT WAS RUNNING IN THIS DRIVEWAY. AND CALMLY DROVE AWAY -- BUT NOT BEFORE TAKING A MOMENT TO WISH TWO BROTHERS WALKING ALONGSIDE THE ROAD. A HAPPY HOLIDAY.

Tanelus

4:58:56 "He just said 'Happy New Year' we just. we were a little creeped out about it."

PEKAR WAS LATER ARRESTED AFTER HE ABANDONED THE CAR NEAR THIS GATED NEIGHBORHOOD DOWN THE ROAD.

THE CAR WAS LATER RETURNED TO IT'S OWNER -- PEKAR NOW CHARGED WITH GRAND THEFT.

Potteiger

"It was a very strange experience."

WHILE NEIGHBORS ARE STILL DUMFOUNDED BY WHAT THEY WITNESSED -- THEY'RE JUST GLAD NOBODY GOT HURT.

Potteiger

"I'm glad everybody;s ok, and he's ok, and hopefully he'll get the help he needs." Return to index of stories...


NAPLES INDIAN CLAIMS-AUXSET


WE DID SPEAK TO THE OWNER OF THE CAR THAT WAS STOLEN -- SHE DIDN'T WANT TO APPEAR ON CAMERA. BUT TOLD US THAT BECAUSE SHE HAS AN OLDER MODEL CAR. SHE HAS TO START THE CAR AND LET IT RUN FOR SEVERAL MINUTES BEFORE SHE CAN DRIVE IT. WHICH IS HOW PEKAR WAS ABLE TO GET AWAY.

AS FOR PEKAR -- HE WAS TAKEN TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL AFTER HIS ARREST -- AT THIS TIME IT REMAINS UNCLEAR IF HE WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ANYTHING WHEN HE STOLE THAT CAR.

IN THE STUDIO, TRENT KELLY, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


BONITA MAN ARRESTED-SS


NEW AT 11 --

A MAN IN BONITA SPRINGS IS ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A GIRL HE USED TO BABYSIT.

DEPUTIES SAY JOSHUA MCCARTNEY INAPPROPARTELY TOUCHED A GIRL UNDER 12.

THE ACCUSATIONS ARE FIVE TO EIGHT YEARS AGO.

THE GIRL JUST CONFIDED IN HER MOTHER RECENTLY.

THEY NOW LIVE OUT OF STATE.

MCCARTNEY IS BEING HELD IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL ON NO BOND. Return to index of stories...


MO DEVELOPING-MO


MO DEVELOPING Return to index of stories...


PUNTA GORDA SCENE-VO


PUNTA GORDA POLICE ARE STAYING TIGHT LIPPED ABOUT YESTERDAY'S SEARCH WARRANT AT A HOUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA REMEMBER.

WE BROUGHT YOU THIS STORY AS BREAKING NEWS YESTERDAY.

THIS IS THE SAME HOUSE WHERE POLICE FOUND THE BODY OF A NEWBORN IN A FREEZER THREE YEARS AGO.

AT THAT TIME, POLICE ARRESTED THE CHILD'S MOTHER, JESSICA SMALLWOOD-

BUT PROSECUTORS NEVER CHARGED HER BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T KNOW IF THE CHILD WAS STILLBORN.

POLICE SAY THEY'LL SOON TELL US WHAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR THIS TIME. Return to index of stories...


MO EXCLUSIVE-MO


MO EXCLUSIVE Return to index of stories...


BBT BANK ROBBERY-KEY


NEW AT 11.

WE'RE HEARING EXCLUSIVELY FROM A WOMAN WHO REFUSED TO HAND OVER HER MONEY

AFTER A MAN ARMED WITH A KNIFE GOT IN HER CAR WHILE SHE WAS AT AN A-T-M.

IT HAPPENED AT THE B-B-AND-T BANK OFF HOMESTEAD ROAD IN LEHIGH ACRES.

ONLY NBC 2'S LINDSEY FRY VICTIM SPOKE WITH THE VICTIM- Return to index of stories...


BBT BANK ROBBERY-BNR-PKG


Sot 18:00:48-18:0052

My inner peace kept me calm through it all and just told me not to

back down and stay strong.

CHERI OKEEFE SAYS, SHE'S KNOWN FOR HER STRENGTH---

SOT

BUT HER BRAVERY WAS PUT TO THE TEST NEW YEAR'S DAY

WHEN SHE STOPPED

BY THE BB&T ATM OFF HOMESTEAD ROAD TO MAKE A WITHDRAWAL.

Sot

I noticed a man walking around but I didn't think anything of it because people often walk to the atm.

BUT SECONDS AFTER SHE WITHDREW HER RENT MONEY---

Sot

My passenger door flew open and he flopped himself in the seat.

17:56/23-17:56:25

USING A HOODIE TO COVER HIS FACE, THE MAN DEMANDED THAT SHE DRIVE.

Sot 17:55:16-17:55:19

He told me to drive away and I told him no. I was upset that he got in there.

AFTER HIS THIRD DEMAND--

OKEEFE HIT THE GAS--

THEN STOMPED ON THE BRAKES.

Sot 17:57:31-17:57:37

he slid forward---

That's when he showed me the

knife that was in his Lap. When I saw that I thought I was really on

trouble.

THE MAN, ARMED WITH A BUTCHER KNIFE--THEN DEMANDED HER MONEY.

Sot

I work hard for my money I wasn't just going to give it up to him.

17:59:3217:59:34

AFTER TELLING HIM NO--- SHE THEN TOLD HIM TO GET OUT OF HER CAR.

AN ORDER HE FINALLY OBEYED.

SOT

OKEEFE SAYS--

WHILE THE ADERNALINE IS GONE---SHE WOULDN'T CHANGE WHAT SHE DID.

SOT

i think i did the right thing.

DEPUTIES ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE SUSPECT.

IN LEHIGH ACRES LINDSEY FRY NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


MO BREAKING-MO


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ROWHOUSE FIRE-KEY-VO


NBC2 WITH MORE BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT.

A MAN JUMPED FROM THE SECOND FLOOR OF A ROWHOME IN PHILADELPHIA TO ESCAPE A FIRE TONIGHT.

THE FIRE STARTED AROUND 9 O'CLOCK AND SPREAD TO FIVE HOUSES.

THE 70-YEAR-OLD WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH A POSSIBLE BROKEN LEG.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY ONE HOME HAS BEEN DESTROYED AND FOUR OTHERS DAMAGED.

SOME 20 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DISPLACED. Return to index of stories...


KY PLANE CRASH-SSTOPS


ALSO BREAKING AT 11 --

A SEVEN YEAR OLD GIRL WALKED AWAY FROM A PLANE CRASH IN KENTUCKY --

POLICE SAY FOUR PEOPLE DIED IN THAT CRASH.

A MAN SAID THE YOUNG GIRL WALKED TO HIS FRONT DOOR --

IN DISTRESS -- BEGGING FOR HELP.

DEPUTIES IN LYON COUNTY HAVE SINCE FOUND THE WREKAGE OF THE PRIVATE PLANE. Return to index of stories...


HENDRY ATV ACCIDENT-KEY


A TEN YEAR OLD BOY IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT AT A HENDRY COUNTY A-T-V PARK.

WE KNOW IT HAPPENED AT LAZY SPRINGS THIS AFTERNOON.

TROOPERS SAY SABASATIAN GONZALEZ OF WESTON WAS NOT WEARING HELMET WHEN HIS ATV FLIPPED.

ANOTHER PERSON ON THE ATV WAS NOT INJURED.

PARAMEDICS RUSHED GONZALEZ TO A HOSPITAL IN TAMPA. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH CAR INTO HOME FOLO-OC


FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE'RE HEARING FROM THE MAN WHO MADE A SPLIT-SECOND DECISION TO CHASE AFTER A STOLEN VAN.

LAST NIGHT AT 11, WE TOOK YOU TO THE WILD SCENE IN LEHIGH ACRES --

WHERE THE MAN WHO STOLE THE VAN EVENTUALLY CRASHED INTO A HOUSE AND LATER DIED.

NBC2'S LAURA ROBERTS HAS THE STORY FROM THE WITNESS WHO SAID FOLLOWING THE VAN WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH CAR INTO HOME FOLO-BNR-PKG


Arthur Keffer says he knew another shopper at this Lehigh Acres Dollar General last night was bad news from the start.

Arthur Keffer

Lehigh Acres

17:23 we'd seen the guy he kept approaching people you know kind of picking fights with them:28 you can tell he was intoxicated:31

So Keffer kept an eye on the man - later identified as Robert Gibbons --

but could have never predicted what happened next.

In a matter of seconds, deputies say Gibbons jumped into another customer's van and sped off -

Keffer made the quick decision to follow him.

Arthur Keffer

Lehigh Acres

20:26

i knew that somebody was gonna be coming out looking for their van looking for their vehicle and it was going to be gone:32 and i know if that was me i would have wanted to know something:36

Keffer followed Gibbons onto Harry Avenue South --

where Gibbons swerved off the road --

hitting mailboxes and trash cans --

and finally smashed into this home's garage.

Gibbons later died from his injuries.

18:48 and then boom and you see him jump you know, kind of like you see on TV:52

Keffer saw neighbors coming out of their houses to see what happened.

Giovanni Gonzalez

neighbor

47:07-17

I come outside and I look a little bit up the window and I see that there's a big hole in the thing over there

so he went back to the Dollar General to check on the owner of the van.

Keffer

20:43

he was very shaken up just stopped for a box of macaroni and cheese:47 you know for his kids:49

The van owner tells NBC2 that his vehicle is totaled --

now he doesn't know how he and his wife will get to work or drive their 4 children to school.

The homeowners say they have insurance --

no one else was hurt.

In lehigh acres, laura roberts, nbc2 Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-ONCAM-BNR


IT *SOUNDED WILD.NOW WE CAN *SHOW YOU THE VIDEO FROM A POLICE CHASE IN NAPLES.

OFFICERS SAY A 16-YEAR-OLD PUNK CAUSED THE CHAOS IN THE HEART OF THE CITY.

NEXT AT 11, ONLY NBC2 HAS THIS UNIQUE DASH CAMERA PERSPECTIVE FROM THE CHASE.

PLUS.

"Telling me to focus and breathe. There was about 4 of them all breathing with me.

MEET THE NEW MOM, WHOSE BABY DECIDED HE WAS READY TO BE BORN, ON A COMMERCIAL FLIGHT, MORE THAN TWO MONTHS EARLY. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A NAPLES PIER DASH CAM VIDEO-VO


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TZ1 B MOM DELIVERS BABY ON A PLANE-SOTVO-BNR


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NAPLES PIER DASH CAM VIDEO-AUX-VO


NEW VIDEO TODAY OF A WILD POLICE CHASE IN DOWNTOWN NAPLES.

YOU'LL ONLY SEE THIS ON NBC2.

POLICE SAY A TEEN WAS WAVING A GUN OUT HIS WINDOW.

IT STARTED AROUND 1 A-M LAST SUNDAY NEAR THE NAPLES PIER.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE DRIVER IS 16 YEAR OLD KEYVAUN STEWART.

AN OFFICER TRIED TO PULL HIM OVER FOR SPEEDING.

MOMENTS LATER.STEWART SLAMMED INTO A TAXI.

THEN THE TEEN AND HIS PASSENGERS MADE A RUN FOR IT. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES PIER DASH CAM VIDEO-SOTVO-WIPE


Jack Nieser, Naples resident

01:30:58

Oh boy that's dangerous. That I don't like to hear.

LT. JOHN BARKLEY, NAPLES POLICE DEPT.

01:39:31

I can't even tell you why he chose to do that, but it was definitely a bad decision

WITNESSES SAY STEWART FIRED A RIFLE OUT HIS CAR WINDOW AND MANAGED TO GET AWAY.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED HIM TWO DAYS LATER. Return to index of stories...


JET BLUE COP FUNERAL-VOTOPS-BNR-WIPE


NEW AT 11-

WE JUST LEARNED HOW MANY OFFICERS JET BLUE AIRLINES IS FLYING FOR FREE TO A POLICE OFFICER'S FUNERAL IN NEW YORK.

THE AIRLINE SAYS ITS GOING TO FLY 11-HUNDRED PEOPLE FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR WENJIAN LIU'S MEMORIAL.

LIU WAS ONE OF TWO NYPD OFFICERS GUNNED DOWN AS THEY SAT IN THEIR PATROL CAR IN BROOKLYN.

THE GUNMAN LATER KILLED HIMSELF AT A SUBWAY STATION.

2 COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE AMONG THOSE GOING TO THE FUNERAL. Return to index of stories...


SEN HARRY REID OUT OF THE HOSPITAL-VOTOPS-BNR


NEW VIDEO TONIGHT OF SENATOR HARRY REID LEAVING THE HOSPITAL.

THE SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER HURT HIMSELF WHILE EXERCISING.

HIS OFFICE SAYS THE 75-YEAR-OLD BROKE A NUMBER OF RIBS AND BONES IN HIS FACE WHEN HE FELL YESTERDAY.

REID SAYS HE'LL BE BACK AT WORK NEXT WEEK WHEN REPUBLICANS TAKE OVER THE SENATE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ONCAM-BNR


A LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S LIEUTENANT LIED ON HIS TIME CARD FOR YEARS, COLLECTING 12 THOUSAND DOLLARS HE DIDN'T EARN.

NEXT AT 11, NBC2 FINDS OUT WHY HE WAS ABLE TO GET AWAY WITH IT FOR SO LONG.

AND THIS IS DEFINITELY WORTH STAYING UP AT LEAST A FEW MORE MINUTES FOR.

WHAT HUGS CAN DO.THAT PROBABLY NEVER CROSSED YOUR MIND. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A DOUBLE DIPPING DEPUTY-VO


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TZ2 B HUG HEALTH-VOTOPS-BNR


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FIRST ALERT OPEN-CLIP


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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.

The forecast is looking good for Saturday and Sunday. A warm southeasterly wind will continue this weekend and keep our daytime highs in the 80's. Overnight we will continue to cool enough to bring some morning fog to the picture. Visibility may be reduced for a few hours around sunrise on Saturday. Rain showers will be few and far between and the chance for shower development is around 10 percent both weekend days.

Looking to next week it appears that yet another front will move into the state on Monday and stall out over the area for a few days. That would argue for a cloudy forecast to start the first full week of 2015. Rain chances are still low next week at about 20 - 30 percent. Return to index of stories...


DOUBLE DIPPING DEPUTY-VO


A LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S LIEUTENANT IS OFF THE JOB TONIGHT-

ACCUSED OF LYING ON HIS TIME SHEET TO COLLECT EXTRA MONEY FROM TAXPAYER.

TODAY WE GOT OUT HANDS ON AN INTERNAL REPORT.

IT SAYS LIEUTENANT DANIEL GAILLARDETZ DOCTORED HIS TIME CARD --

POCKETING 12-THOUSAND DOLLARS HE DIDN'T EARN.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE CLAIMED 23 DAYS OF VACATION-

WHEN HE REALLY TOOK 44.

NO ONE ANSWERED WHEN WE TRIED TO GET GAILLIARDETZ'S SIDE.

BUT HIS NEIGHBORS HAD PLENTY TO SAY. Return to index of stories...


DOUBLE DIPPING DEPUTY-SOTVO


17:44:58 is it abuse of power, or how would you classify that? I think it's just plain dishonesty I mean if you're an honest person you could never do that.

AN LCSO SUPERVISOR SAID HE DIDN'T PICK UP ON IT FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS BECAUSE HE HAD HUNDREDS OF TIME CARDS TO APPROVE.

THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE DECIDED NOT TO PROSECUTE. Return to index of stories...


FLU CLEANING-VO


THIS IS ONE OF THE WORST FLU SEASONS IN RECENT MEMORY.

THE LEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARMENT IS SEEING DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF FLU CASES COMPARED TO LAST YEAR.

THE VIRUS WILL LIKELY SPREAD EVEN FASTER NEXT WEEK WHEN PEOPLE GO BACK TO WORK AND SCHOOL.

CLEANING COMPANIES TELL US -- THIS TIME OF YEAR, DISINFECTANT IS A MUST. Return to index of stories...


FLU CLEANING-SOTVO-WIPE


ROGER BOYD/VANGUARD JANITORIAL SERVICES

3843-

"We've gone more to the disinfectant cleaners. because they are so effective and inexpensive when you think about what they do."

DIANE HOLM/FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH LEE COUNTY

5303-

"Disinfectants are laboratory tested to prove they kill virus; and bacteria. the regular cleaning products aren't proven to do the same."

DOCTORS SAY IT'S NOT TO LATE TO GET A FLU SHOT.

BUT YOUR NUMBER ONE DEFENSE AGAINST THE FLU IS -- WASH YOUR HANDS REGULARLY. Return to index of stories...


HUG HEALTH-VOTOPS


HERE'S A NEW WAY TO STAY HEALTHY-

GIVE AND GET A LOT OF HUGS.

A STUDY FROM CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY SUGGESTS THAT HUGS MAY HELP PROTECT AGAINST INFECTION.

THE RESEARCHERS FOUND PEOPLE WHO HUG A LOT WERE LESS LIKELY TO CATCH THE COLD AND OTHER VIRUSES. Return to index of stories...


VEGAS ZIP LINE RESCUE-VOTOPS


CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO FROM LAS VEGAS.

SOMEONE USING A ZIP LINE RIDE GOT STUCK UPSIDE DOWN, 114-FEET ABOVE THE GROUND.

FIREFIGHTERS HAD USE THEIR BUCKET TO REACH THE MAN.

HE WAS OK. Return to index of stories...


FL POPULATION INCREASE-VIDBOX


GET READY FOR MORE NEIGHBORS-

AND WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT JUST SEASONAL RESIDENTS.

NBC2 JUST GOT OUT HANDS ON THIS YEARS POPULATION ESTIMATES.

THE NUMBERS SHOW NEARLY 20-THOUSAND MORE PEOPLE WILL MAKE LEE COUNTY THEIR HOME

THIS YEAR.

COLLIER COUNTY WILL SEE 83-HUNDRED NEW RESIDENTS AND CHARLOTTE CAN EXPECT 18-HUNDRED.

LOCAL POPULATION EXPERTS SAY IT'S DUE TO NEW MANUFACTURING JOBS AND RETIREES. Return to index of stories...


FL POPULATION INCREASE-SOTVO


12:09-12:24

Jackie goyer/lee county resident

"It's a beautiful area. I like the area. I like the downtown part. We

come and do things. I don't like the freezing cold. That's why I moved

down here."

EXPERTS BELIEVE GROWTH STATEWIDE WILL SLOW DOWN A BIT IN A FEW YEARS.

THEY BLAME DEATHS OUTPACING BIRTHS. Return to index of stories...


LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS-VO


SAD WORD TONIGHT OUT OF NASHVILLE.

LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS.THE OLDEST CAST MEMBER OF THE GRAND OLE OPRY, HAS PASSED AWAY.

THE OPRY SAYS DICKENS DIED OF CARDIAC ARREST AFTER SUFFERING A STROKE ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

DICKENS WAS 94. Return to index of stories...


DONNA DOUGLAS DEATH-VOTOPS


AND DONNA DOUGLAS, BEST KNOWN FOR HER ROLE AS ELLY MAE CLAMPETT ON "THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES," ALSO DIED TODAY.

WE'RE TOLD THE 82-YEAR-OLD ACTRESS WAS BATTLING PANCREATIC CANCER AT A HOSPITAL IN BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA. Return to index of stories...


BONO FAN MESSAGE-VO


U2 FRONT MAN BONO SAYS HIS RECENT BICYCLE ACCIDENT MAY PREVENT HIM FROM EVER PLAYING GUITAR AGAIN.

BONO POSTED A MESSAGE ON THE BAND'S WEBSITE TODAY, REVEALING NEW DETAILS OF THE CRASH IN MANHATTAN'S CENTRAL PARK.

BONO SAYS HE BROKE HIS HAND, SHOULDER, ELBOW AS WELL AS A BONE IN HIS FACE WHEN HE TRIED TO AVOID ANOTHER CYCLIST.

HE SAYS HE'S NOT SURE IF HE'LL BE FIT FOR U2'S NEXT TOUR. Return to index of stories...


MOM DELIVERS BABY ON A PLANE-VO


NEW TODAY-

WE'RE HEARING FROM A WOMAN WHO GAVE BIRTH ON A COMMERICAL FLIGHT.

IT HAPPENED WEDNESDAY WHEN SHE WAS TRAVELING FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO MINNEAPOLIS.

SHE WASN'T DUE UNTIL MARCH.

AND HER DOCTOR GAVE HER THE O-K.

BUT HER SON HAD OTHER PLANS.

ABOUT 30 MINUTES INTO THE FLIGHT SHE SAYS HER WATER BROKE.

FORTUNATLY THERE WAS A PEDIATRICIAN ON BOARD-

AND THE AIRLINE STAFF WAS READY TO HELP OUT. Return to index of stories...


MOM DELIVERS BABY ON A PLANE-SOTVO


"Telling me to focus and breathe. There was about 4 of them all breathing with me."/

"It was wonderful. He's doing so well and he's so cute, I must say. I'm not biased or anything."

PILOTS QUICKLY MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN SALT LAKE CITY.

AS FOR THE BABY-

HIS NAME IS KARL WILLIAM PEERY.

4 POUNDs SIX OUNCES. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO


21% FROM THE FIELD FOR THE EAGLES IN THE FIRST HALF OF TONIGHTS GAME. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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DOOLEY OPEN-SOTTOPS


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FGCU AVA MARIA-OC


FGCU MEN'S HOOPS HAS HAD BETTER DAYS.THEY'VE LOST 3 IN A ROW GOING INTO FRIDAY NIGHTS GAME.ALREADY WITHOUT JAMAIL JONES, IT WAS ANNOUNCED BEFORE GAME TIME THAT COACH DOOLEY HAD SAT BERNARD THOMPSON AND NATE HICKS FOR THE GAME AGAINST AVE MARIA.

TONIGHT IT WOULD GET WORSE.THE RECORD FOR POINTS IN A HALF IN DIVISION 1 HISTORY IS NORTHERN ILLINOIS IN 2013.THEY SCORED 4 POINTS ON 1 OF 31 SHOOTING.IT WOULDN'T BE THAT BAD FOR THE EAGLES BUT IT WOULD BE PRETTY CLOSE. Return to index of stories...


FGCU AVA MARIA-VOTOPS


- EAGLES MISSING A GOOD CORE OF THEIR TEAM TONIGHT

- FGCU WAS 4 OF 19 IN THE FIRST HALF. AVE MARIA GOT OFF TO AN EARLY LEAD -- EXOR TORRES WITH THE TRIPLE --

- AVE MARIA LED 13 TO 12 AT THE HALF -- JOE DOOLEY STUNNED LIKE EVERYONE ELSE --

- 2ND HALF -- DUNK CITY COMES ALIVE -- BRENT COMER TO DETREMIUS MORANT ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS -- 9 DUNKS IN THE 2ND HALF -- MORANT LED ALL SCORERS WITH 14 POINTS

BRETT COMER WITH ANOTHER DOUBLE DIGIT ASSIST NIGHT.HE FINISHED WITH 12.BUT NOT MANY BRIGHT SPOTS.AT LEAST NOT IN THE FIRST HALF. -- EAGLES DO WIN 49 TO 36 -- FUELED BY A BIG 2ND HALF BY MORANT --- Return to index of stories...


FGCU AVA MARIA-SOTTOPS


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FGCU WBB HARVARD-CGTOPS


WOMEN'S HOOPS WAS IN CAMBRIDGE FRIDAY NIGHT TO TAKE ON HARVARD.THE LADIES HANDLED BUSINESS AGAIN.THEY BEAT HAARVARD BY 10.KANIESHA ATWATER WITH A TEAM HIGH 19 POINTS.THE LADIES ARE NOW 13 AND 2. Return to index of stories...


FSU SOUND-OC


FLORIDA STATE HAD WON 29 STRAIGHT GAMES BEFORE FINALLY MEETING THEIR MATCH.THIS YEARS HEISMAN WINNER, MARCUS MARRIOTA LED OREGON TO A DECISIVE VICTORY OVER THE SEMINOLES.AND WHILE MARRIOTA DID PLAY A GREAT GAME, IT WAS MORE ABOUT WHAT THE SEMINOLES DIDN'T DO THAT LED TO A LOSS Return to index of stories...


FSU SOUND-VOTOPS


DESPITE HAVING 530 YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE.YOU CAN'T WIN WITH 5 TURNOVERS.ESPECIALLY AGAINST A TEAM LIKE OREGON.FUMBLES, 4TH AND 1 MISHAPS, INTERCEPTIONS.IT WAS AN UGLY NIGHT FOR FSU.AND A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPERANCE IS AHEAD FOR OREGON Return to index of stories...


FSU SOUND-SOTTOPS


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URBAN MEYER-VOTOPS


IN THE OTHER PLAYOFF GAME YOU HAD A HUGE WIN FROM OHIO STATE WHO CAME FROM BEHIND TO TAKE DOWN NICK SABAN AND THE CRIMSON TIDE.URBAN MEYER IS HEADING BACK TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BUT THIS TIME HE'S WEARING RED.THE BIG TEN GOT A LOT OF GRIEF THROUGHOUT THE SEASON BUT THEY PROVED TO BE PRETTY TOUGH THIS BOWL SEASON.OHIO STATE TAKES ON OREGON JANUARY 12TH FROM JERRY WORLD IN ARLINGTON TEXAS. Return to index of stories...


PITT HOUSTON-VOTOPS


THE ARMED FORCES BOWL FROM FORT WORTH, TEXAS.PITT AND HOUSTON.PITT HAD A 25 POINT LEAD IN THE FOURTH QUARTER.

4TH QUARTER.LESS THAN 4 MINUTES LEFT.

GREG WARD JUNIOR FINDS DEONTA GREENBERRY FOR THE SCORE.34 - 20

TWO ONSIDE KICKS LATER.TWO SCORES LATER.HOUSTON GOES FOR THE WIN

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SCOREBOARD-CGTOPS


TAX SLAYER BOWL FROM JACKSONVILLE.TENNESSEE IN THEIR FIRST BOWL GAME IN 7 YEARS.THE VOLS WIN WITH EASE 42 - 28.AND IT WASN'T EVEN THAT CLOSE.

ALSO TONIGHT, THE VALERO ALAMO BOWL FROM SAN ANTONE.UCLA GET'S OUT TO A FAST START ON KANSAS STATE.BUT A BILL SNYDER LED KANSAS STATE TEAM WOULD NOT LAY DOWN.UCLA ESCAPES LATE.JIM MORA HAS TWO 10 WIN SEASONS IN 3 SEASONS. Return to index of stories...


THROW TO BREAK-OC


EVERBLADES GIVE UP 4 GOALS IN THE 3RD PERIOD AND LOSE 8-4 TO THE GREENVILLE ROAD WARRIORS. THAT'S IT FOR SPORTS ON FRIDAY.WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK. Return to index of stories...


JIMMY FALLON TEASE-SOTTOPS


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MONEY FOUND IN GOODWILL DONATION-VOTOPS


A BIG MYSTERY TONIGHT IN MISSOURI.

WORKERS AT A GOODWILL SAY THEY FOUND 12-HUNDRED DOLLARS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN ACCIDENTALLY DONATED.

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MONEY FOUND IN GOODWILL DONATION-SOTVO


"Well, I was going through the pockets and there it was and it was just really exciting."

"All the employees, we were all like 'Oh my God' so we were all, like, in a huddle, counting the money."

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FINAL FORECAST-WXGRX


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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CLOSE SHOW-3SHOT


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