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HL TRX NEXT @ 6 TZ1 A) population growth-sotvo, bnr-wipe
HL1) lcso double dipping deputy-votops TZ1 B) insurance reform-votops, bnr
HL TRX PLUS TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-WX CTR
HL2) pg crime scene folo-votops STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
HL TRX AND T2D RINGLING BROS CIRCUS-2 SHOT
HL3) gay marriage-sotvotops T2D RINGLING BROS CIRCUS-VO FULL
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP T2D REPTILE EXPO-wipe-CG TOPS
TOSS TO JIM-2SHOT PUSH-LIVE T2D NAPLES ART FAIR-wipe-VOTOPS
LCSO DOUBLE DIPPING DEPUTY FIRED-CAM 99 FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
LCSO DOUBLE DIPPING DEPUTY FIRED-BNR-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
LCSO DOUBLE DIPPING DEPUTY FIRED-CAM 99 FL POPULATION GROWTH-2 SHOT
LCSO DOUBLE DIPPING DEPUTY FIRED Q&A-BOXES, CAM 99 FL POPULATION GROWTH-BNR-PKG
LSCO DEPUTY ANCHOR TAG-OC INSURANCE REFORM-KEY, VO
DEVELOPING-MO INSURANCE REFORM-SOTVO
TOSS TO GEORGE-SSTOPS, BAM VO-LIVE SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
PG CRIME SCENE FOLO-LIVEU 2 SPORTS
PG CRIME SCENE FOLO-BNR-PKG FSU SOUND-OC
PG CRIME SCENE FOLO-LIVEU 2 FSU SOUND-VOTOPS
TOSS TO DAVE-AUX SS-LIVE FSU SOUND-SOTTOPS
GAY MARRIAGE FOLO-LIVEU 1 PITT HOUSTON-VOTOPS
GAY MARRIAGE FOLO-BNR-PKG SCOREBOARD-CGTOPS
GAY MARRIAGE FOLO-LIVEU 1 NO MEANS NO-NATSTOP
GAY MARRIAGE BREAKOUT-BAM KEY, SOTVO ALL PRO-CGTOPS
LEHIGH CAR INTO HOUSE-VO ALL PRO DEFENSE-CGTOPS
LEHIGH CAR INTO HOUSE-SOTVO FGCU PREVIEW-OC
FL BUS CRASHES INTO CHURCH-wipe-VOTOPS FGCU PREVIEW-VOTOPS
NAPLES BIZARRE ARREST-SS, OC THROW TO BREAK-OC
FL CAPSIZED BOAT-SQBX, VO AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
PINE RIDGE TRANSFORMER BLOWS-VO 11 PM TEASE-OC
FLU CLEANING-VO TONIGHTS FORECAST-WXGFX
FLU CLEANING-SOTVO CLOSE-4SHOT
TEASE ONE-2SHOT END TIME


HL TRX NEXT @ 6


HL TRX - next @ 6p Return to index of stories...


HL1) lcso double dipping deputy-votops


A LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S LEIUTENANT IS FIRED FOR DOUBLE-DIPPING.

NEW AT 6 --

NBC 2 UNCOVERS HOW HE USED TO HIS TIME CARD TO CHARGE TAXPAYERS 12-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


HL TRX PLUS


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HL2) pg crime scene folo-votops


THREE YEARS AFTER INVESTIGATORS FOUND THE BODY OF A NEWBORN IN A FREEZER -- POLICE RETURNED TO A PUNTA GORDA HOME.

TONIGHT -- NBC 2 PUSHES POLICE FOR ANSWERS -- WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR? Return to index of stories...


HL TRX AND


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HL3) gay marriage-sotvotops


We fought for this and we won.

AND -- SAME SEX COUPLES WILL BE ALLOWED TO GET MARRIED IN FLORIDA -- STARTING NEXT WEEK.

BUT AFTER MONTHS OF DEBATE AND CONFUSION --

WILL THE CLERKS OF COURT BE READY?

NBC 2 NEWS AT 6 STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


- USE IF YOU DON'T HAVE HEADLINES

- USE IF YOU HAVE HEADLINES Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JIM-2SHOT PUSH-LIVE


NBC 2 BREAKING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTY FIRED FOR DOUBLE DIPPING ON THE TAXPAYER'S DIME.

NBC2 OBTAINED AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT SHOWING LIEUTENANT DANIEL GAILLARDETZ DOCTORED HIS TIME CARD --

POCKETING 12-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR TIME HE DIDN'T WORK.

NBC2 INVESTIGATOR JIM SPIEWAK IS WORKING THE STORY FOR US.

JIM -- YOU DISCOVERED THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR YEARS? Return to index of stories...


LCSO DOUBLE DIPPING DEPUTY FIRED-CAM 99


YES -- THIS REPORT SHOWS THAT SINCE AT LEAST 2012, GILL-ARDI HAS LINED HIS OWN POCKETS WITH EXTRA TAX PAYER MONEY. Return to index of stories...


LCSO DOUBLE DIPPING DEPUTY FIRED-BNR-PKG


A GIANT SIGN OUT FRONT OF THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SHOWS IT'S HIRING.

THE MOST RECENT VACANCY; THAT OF LT. DANIEL GAILLARDETZ.

HE WAS FIRED LAST WEEK AFTER AN INVESTIGATION FOUND HE DOUBLE DIPPED ON HIS TIME CARD.

Carole Bertrand - Neighbor 17:44:53 I think anyone else in any other job would be let go if they were doing that.

IN 2012 HIS TIME SHEETS SHOW HE USED 21 DAYS OF VACATION BUT HE REALLY TOOK 32.

COSTING THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE ALMOST $5,000.

AND IN 2013.

HE PUT TWO VACATION DAYS ON HIS TIME CARD, BUT ACTUALLY VACATIONED FOR 12.RUNNING UP A TAB OF MORE THAN $5,600 IN MONEY HE DIDN'T EARN.

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.

LCSO POLICY SAYS SWORN OFFICERS DON'T NEED TO TURN IN A TIME SHEET UNLESS THEY'RE SICK OR TAKE TIME OFF.

WHEN QUESTIONED, GAILLIARDTZ'S SUPERVISOR SAID IF HE DIDN'T GET A TIME SHEET; HE *ASSUMED GAILLIARDTZ WORKED A NORMAL SHIFT.

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

Carole Bertrand - Neighbor 17:45:28 if he has no conscience about that you don't know how long he would decide to do it. Return to index of stories...


LCSO DOUBLE DIPPING DEPUTY FIRED-CAM 99


ALL IN THE REPORT SAYS GILL-ARDI OWES THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEARLY TWELVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.

LSCO DID TURN THE CASE OVER TO THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE WHO DECIDED NOT TO PROSECUTE. Return to index of stories...


LCSO DOUBLE DIPPING DEPUTY FIRED Q&A-BOXES, CAM 99


JIM --

MOST OF US FILL OUT TIME SHEETS EVERY WEEK OR EVERY OTHER WEEK AND HAVE A SUPERVISOR GO THROUGH THEM -- HOW DID THIS GO ON FOR SO LONG WITHOUT SOMEONE NOTICING?

POLICY STATES THAT SUPERVISORS SIGN OFF ON TIME CARDS.

IN THIS CASE -- THE SUPERVISOR TESTIFIED HE HAD MORE THAN 300 TIME CARDS HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR -- AND DOESN'T VERIFY THAT EACH EMPLOYEE SUBMITS A CORRECT TIME SHEET.

WE PRESSED THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE ON WHETHER THEIR POLICY HAS TO CHANGE - NO ONE WAS IN THE OFFICE TO COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


LSCO DEPUTY ANCHOR TAG-OC


WE ALOS LEARNED TODAY THIS DEPUTY WAS INVESTIGATED FOR DEROGATORY REMARKS AND ABUSE BACK IN 2009. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING-MO


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TOSS TO GEORGE-SSTOPS, BAM VO-LIVE


IT'S BEEN MORE THAN 24 HOURS SINCE PUNTA GORDA POLICE SEARCHED A HOME OFF BOCA GRANDE BOULEVARD.

THIS IS THE SAME HOUSE WHERE INVESTIGATORS FOUND A NEWBORN DEAD INSIDE A FREEZER THREE YEARS AGO.

THE MOTHER -- JESSICA SMALLWOOD -- WAS NEVER CHARGED WITH A CRIME BECAUSE SHE SAID THE BABY WAS STILLBORN AND PROSECUTORS COULDN'T PROVE OTHERWISE.

NBC 2'S GEORGE SOLIS HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS INVESTIGATION CLOSELY

GEORGE -- WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? Return to index of stories...


PG CRIME SCENE FOLO-LIVEU 2


POLICE ARE STILL STAYING VERY TIGHT-LIPPED ABOUT WHY THEY WERE

HERE ALL DAY YESTERDAY AT THE SMALLWOOD RESIDENCE.

THERE'S STILL NO WORD FROM OFFICIALS IF THIS LATEST INVESTIGATION

IS LINKED TO THE ONE FROM THREE YEARS AGO.

TODAY -- I MET WITH A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY, AS WELL AS SMALLWOOD'S FORMER ATTORNEY -- WHO TELLS ME HER OTHER CHILDREN ARE SAFE. Return to index of stories...


PG CRIME SCENE FOLO-BNR-PKG


NEARLY 24 HOURS LATER-

ORDER IS ONCE AGAIN RESTORED OFF BOCA GRANDE BOULEVARD IN PUNTA GORDA.

A STARK CONTRAST TO THE SCENE YESTERDAY

23:55:33 "Once daybreak there was a lot more there, crime scene

tape came up" Steve Walters, neighbor

ASIDE FROM PUNTA GORDA POLICE-

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

WERE ALSO ON SCENE-

ASSISTING IN AN INVESTIGATION THAT UP TO THIS POINT REMAINS A MYSTERY.

23:54:36 "Oh yeah, it's sickening, sickening feeling, that someone

had did that before and got away with it, probably doing the same

thing again." Walters

THE FEAR IN THIS COMMUNITY IS THAT HISTORY HAS FOUND A WAY TO REPEAT ITSELF.

23:14:02 "The people had put the fetus in the freezer and that's

where they found it." Michael Broyhill, Punta Gorda

THREE YEARS LATER IT'S STILL UNCLEAR WHY OR WHO PUT JESSICA

SMALLWOOD'S CHILD IN A FREEZER.

MONTHS AFTER THE DISCOVERY-POLICE REPORTS REVEALED SMALLWOOD SEARCHED

ONLINE FOR INFORMATION ON ABORTIONS AND MISCARRIAGES.

THEY ALSO FOUND DRUGS IN THE BABY'S SYSTEM-

YET THE STATE ATTORNEY OFFICE DETERMINED THAT BASED ON THE EVIDENCE-

THE FETUS WAS STILLBORN AND THEREFORE NO CRIME WAS COMMITTED-

NO CHARGES WERE EVER FILED.

23:15:18 "It just looked very familiar and brought back bad memories

from last time" Broyhill

NBC2 HAS TRIED TIME AND TIME AGAIN TO REACH OUT TO SMALLWOOD FOR

COMMENT- WITH NO ANSWER.

TONIGHT SOURCES CLOSE TO THE FAMILY TELL US - SMALLWOOD'S THREE

CHILDREN ARE SAFE-

AS FOR WHAT LIES AHEAD-

HAS THIS COMMUNITY PREPARING FOR THE WORST.

23:56:07 "I'm thinking it's probably another baby.and I really hope

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PG CRIME SCENE FOLO-LIVEU 2


WE'RE TOLD 2 OF SMALLWOODS' CHILDREN ARE WITH THEIR BIOLOGICAL FATHER.

THE OTHER CHILD WITH ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE FAMILY.

WE'VE ALSO BEEN IN TOUCH WITH D-C-F WHO TELL ME THEY HAVE NOT HAD ANY CONTACT WITH THE FAMILY SINCE 2012.

POLICE TELLS US THEY WILL BE RELEASING MORE DETAILS ON THE CASE IN

THE COMING DAYS.

LIVE IN PG GS NBC2 Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO DAVE-AUX SS-LIVE


COURT CLERKS IN FLORIDA ARE SCRAMBLING TO GET READY --

A JUDGE CLEARED THE WAY FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES TO GET MARRIED -- STARTING ON TUESDAY.

TODAY -- NBC CHECKED WITH THE CLERKS AT ALL FIVE COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. THEY ALL SAY THEY WILL BE READY TO GO,

DAVE ELIAS IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE LEE COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE TO SHOW US HOW THIS WILL WORK.

DAVE? Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE FOLO-LIVEU 1


THE LEE COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE WAS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE NEW YEAR.

THEY SAY HOWEVER THEY'RE AHEAD OF THE GAME AND READY TO ISSUE MARRIAGE LICNESES TO SAME SEX COUPLES. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE FOLO-BNR-PKG


arlene Goldberg/Fort Myers 41:31 Everybody was sitting on pins and needles this week. 41;33

WAITING FOR A FEDERAL JUDGE TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT COURT CLERKS IN FLORIDA WERE REQUIRED TO MARRY SAME SEX COUPLES LIKE ARLENE GOLDBERG.

goldberg / :25 We fought for this and we won. :28

DEFEATING ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI'S FIGHT TO KEEP A 2008 VOTER IMPOSED BAN IN PLACE.

sharon Smith/Lee Clerk of Courts / 01:25 We're ready we can't wait for it to happen. 01:27

SHARON SMITH IS ONE OF THOSE WHO WAS REQUIRED TO UNDERGO SENSTIVITY TRANINING COURSE IN LEE COUNTY BEFORE SHE CAN beginning MARRYING SAME SEX COUPLES.

jim Masch/Charlotte Clerk of Courts/ 03:15 There are a couple of forms we are revising right now that will be ready by Tuesday. 03;19

INSTEAD OF BRIDE AND GROOM ON THE STATES MARRIAGE APPLICATION IT WILL NOW READ FIRST SPOUSE AND SECOND SPOUSE.

BUT THE STATE WON'T HAVE THE OFFICIAL FORMS FOR A WHILE YET.

03:45 it's going to take roughly three or four months to get them in the interim we're going to sue the old forms that the state has provided for us. 02;53

CHARLOTTE COUNTY CHIEF DEPUTY JIM MASCH WARNS NOT EVERY COUPLE WHO APPLIES TO BE MARRIED TUESDAY WILL BE WED.

04:43 If you haven't taken the premarital course which is prscribed by the state then you have to wait three days before you actually perform the cermony. 04:48

CEREMONIES THAT GAY COUPLES SAY THEY'VE WAITED A LIFETIME FOR.

goldberg / :36 What a new years gift for everybody.:38 Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE FOLO-LIVEU 1


COUPLES WHO WANT TO GET MARRIED ON TUESDAY STILL HAVE TIME TO DO SO DESPITE THE THREE DAY WAIT.

YOU CAN TAKE A MARRIAGE TEST ONLINE ONLINE, PRINT THE CERTIFICATE AND PRESENT IT TUESDAY WITH YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSES WHEN YOU ARRIVE HERE AT THE CLERK OF COURTS OFFICE.

LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS, DAVE ELIAS NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE BREAKOUT-BAM KEY, SOTVO


TODAY -- NBC 2 TALKED WITH A COLLIER COUNTY PASTOR WHO CAN'T WAIT TO START MARRYING SAME-SEX COUPLES.

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Burns/New Day Metropolitan Community Church of Naples

1:18-

"Its a wonderful journey. I've had the privilege of working with couples for over 12 years in committment ceremonies and holy unions, but it is nice now that we can talk about the legal protections that come with marriage and how that is another form of. taking care of one another."

DOCTOR BURNS HAS ALREADY BEEN CONTACTED BY A FEW SAME SEX COUPLES -- WANTING TO GET MARRIED.

SHE EXPECTS THEM TO TIE THE KNOT IN A FEW WEEKS --

AFTER THEY TAKE MARRIAGE CLASSES.

TO CELEBRATE THE LEGALIZATION OF GAY MARRIAGE -- SHE's WAIVING HER FEE FOR **ALL COUPLES IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH CAR INTO HOUSE-VO


THE GUY WHO CRASHED A STOLEN VAN INTO A LEHIGH ACRES HOME HAS DIED.

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT ON HARRY AVENUE SOUTH.

DEPUTIES SAY IT ALL STARTED WHEN THE DRIVER -- 46-YEAR OLD ROBERT GIBBONS CAUSED A SCENE AT A NEARBY DOLLAR GENERAL.

HE WAS ASKED TO LEAVE -- BUT REFUSED.

THEN, PEOPLE SAW HIM DRIVING AWAY IN A VAN -- USING THE SPARE KEY HIDDEN INSIDE.

A SHORT TIME LATER -- HE CRASH INTO THE HOME. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH CAR INTO HOUSE-SOTVO


Giovanni Gonzalez/Witness

47:57-48:02

It sounded like a big boom like a big crash and like someone crashed into somebody's house

--BUTT--

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

GIBBONS GIRLFRIEND SAYS HE LIVE A FEW DOORS DOWN FROM THE CRASH.

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


FL BUS CRASHES INTO CHURCH-wipe-VOTOPS


A BUS CRASHED INTO A CHURCH IN CENTRAL FLORIDA TODAY --

APOPKA POLICE SAY A DRIVER RAN A STOP SIGN AND HIT THE BUS.PUSHING IT INTO THE SIDE OF THE CHURCH.

5 PEOPLE WERE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BIZARRE ARREST-SS, OC


A NAPLES MAN IS IN JAIL TONIGHT -- ACCUSED IN A BIZARRE CRIME SPREE.

DEPUTIES SAY 52-YEAR OLD ROBERT PEKAR STOLE A CAR YESTERDAY ON INGRAHAM STREET.

THEN, A SHORT TIME LATER --

HE CRASHED ON GOODLETTE ROAD NORTH.

WHILE DEPUTIES WERE INVESTIGATING -- A NEIGHBOR TOLD THEM , SHE SAW PEKAR GET IN HER POOL, THEN, HE RUBBED ASHES ON HIS FACE FROM HER FIRE PIT.

ANOTHER NEIGHBOR CLAIMS HE WAS RUNNING AROUND SCREAMING THAT HE WAS A 400 YEAR OLD INDIAN.

DEPUTIES EVENTUALLY FOUND PEKAR IN A LAKE INSIDE THE AUTUMN WOODS SUBDIVISION. Return to index of stories...


FL CAPSIZED BOAT-SQBX, VO


A DRAMATIC RESCUE WAS CAUGHT ON VIDEO NEAR MIAMI BEACH TODAY.

FIRE CREWS PULLED 5-MEN FROM THE WATER -- AFTER THEIR BOAT CAPSIZED.

THE GUYS WERE CLINGING TO THE BOAT, WAITING FOR HELP.

THEY ARE OKAY. Return to index of stories...


PINE RIDGE TRANSFORMER BLOWS-VO


A TRANSFORMER EXPLODED OVERNIGHT IN LEE COUNTY.

IT HAPPENED ON PINE RIDGE ROAD.

THE EXPLOSION SENT A POWER SURGE TO SUMMERLIN SELF STORAGE.

SPARKS CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING AND SINGED SOME POWER LINES.

RIGHT NOW -- NBC 2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT CAUSED THE EXPLOSION.

HOMES AND BUSINESSES IN THE AREA WERE WITHOUT POWER FOR ABOUT A HALF AN HOUR. Return to index of stories...


FLU CLEANING-VO


IT'S ONE OF THE WORST FLU SEASONS IN RECENT MEMORY.

THE LEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARMENT IS SEEING DOUBLE THE 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


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...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


FLORIDA JUST BECAME THE 3RD MOST POPULATED STATE IN THE COUNTRY.

BUT TODAY -- NBC 2 DISCOVERED -- IT COULD SOON BE EVEN MORE CROWDED.

9:37-9:41

"In Georgia, it snowed. I moved here to keep warm."

13:44-13:38

"I like it better when it's not so crowded."

WHY EXPERTS SAY MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE CHOOSING TO SETTLE DOWN IN THE SUNSHINE STATE.

AND --

FOR YEARS, INSURANCE COMPANIES HAVE BEEN PUSHING FLORIDA LAWMAKERS FOR A CHANGE --

NOW -- ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARE JOINING THE FIGHT.

AHEAD AT 6 --

WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE HAPPEN -- AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR TAXPAYERS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) population growth-sotvo, bnr-wipe


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TZ1 B) insurance reform-votops, bnr


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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-WX CTR


AD LIB WEATHER TEASE

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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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T2D RINGLING BROS CIRCUS-2 SHOT


THE SO-CALLED GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH IS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THIS WEEKEND!

THE RINGLING BROTHERS AND BARNUM AND BAILEY CIRCUS KICKS OFF TONIGHT AT GERMAIN ARENA. Return to index of stories...


T2D RINGLING BROS CIRCUS-VO FULL


NBC 2 GOT A SNEAK PEEK AT THE "BUILT TO AMAZE" SHOW TODAY.

IT FEATURES ACROBATS ON THE WHEEL OF STEEL, DOG AND PONY TRICKS AND A UNICYCLE BASKETBALL GROUP.

THE CIRCUS IS IN TOWN THROUGH SUNDAY.

TICKETS START AT 19-DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


T2D REPTILE EXPO-wipe-CG TOPS


TOMORROW IS REPTI-DAY AT THE BELL TOWER SHOPS IN FORT MYERS.

FROM 10 TO 5 --

THERE WILL BE LIVE HANDS-ON DEMONSTRATIONS AND SEMINARS WITH BIG SNAKES AND EXOTIC REPTILES.

TICKETS ARE 10-DOLLARS FOR ADULTS.

5-BUCKS FOR CHILDREN.

KIDS 5 AND UNDER ARE FREE. Return to index of stories...


T2D NAPLES ART FAIR-wipe-VOTOPS


THE 19TH ANNUAL DOWNTOWN NAPLES ART FAIR IS THIS WEEKEND.

SUNSHINE ARTIST MAGAZINE NAMED IT ONE OF THE TOP 100 FINE ART SHOWS IN THE COUNTRY.

ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ARE SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE.

THE EVENT RUNS FROM 10 TO 5 TOMORROW AND SUNDAY ON FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS AND OTHER WEEKEND EVENTS ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- GO TO NBC DASH-2 DOT COM AND CLICK ON THINGS 2 DO. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

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...


FL POPULATION GROWTH-2 SHOT


MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE NOW CALLING FLORIDA HOME.

WE TOLD YOU -- CENSUS ESTIMATES SHOW OUR POPULATION IS NOW

LARGER THAN NEW YORK.

NBC 2'S TY RUSSELL TALKED TO EXPERTS WHO SAY IT'S MORE THAN JUST THE WEATHER ATTRACTING PEOPLE TO OUR PART OF THE STATE. Return to index of stories...


FL POPULATION GROWTH-BNR-PKG


JACKIE GOYER AND HER PET LOUIE ARE SPENDING THE DAY EXPLORING AREAS

NEAR THEIR NEW HOME.

11:58:12:02

"I vacationed down here a few times and really liked the area."

BOTH RETIRED TO SOUTH FORT MYERS A YEAR AGO FROM NEW YORK.

12:09-12:14

"It's just a beautiful area. I like the weather. There is so much to do."

JOHN MEYER WITH FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE SAYS IF YOU THINK

OUR AREA IS JUST A PLACE TO RETIRE--THINK AGAIN.

2:05-2:07

John Meyer/ FSW school of business dean

"I think you're seeing some younger moving in. Families are coming back."

MEYER SAYS JOB GROWTH, ESPECIALLY IN MANUFACTURING IS BRINGING THEM HERE.

3:18-3:20

"Florida is becoming a hub for some of this."

POPULATION ESTIMATES FROM THE STATE SHOW LEE COUNTY MAY SEE

20-THOUSAND NEW RESIDENTS THIS YEAR.

THAT'S FOLLOWED BY COLLIER AT 8-THOUSAND AND THEN CHARLOTTE AT JUST UNDER 2.

8:56-8:57

"It has changed a lot."

MARY FLORENCE MOVED TO FORT MYERS FROM GEORGIA IN THE 70'S.

AND SHE SAYS THERES ROOM FOR MORE PEOPLE.

9:08-9:12

"Do you think it's too crowded now? 'Not really'"

POPULATION EXPERTS EXPECT THE STATE'S GROWTH TO SLOW DOWN IN A FEW YEARS.

THEY SAY THE NUMBER OF DEATHS WILL START OUTPACING BIRTHS.

THEY ARE ALSO FACTORING IN PEOPLE MOVING OUT OF STATE FOR JOBS TOO.

BUT AS FOR GOYER, THE ONLY TOUGH PART ABOUT LIFE IN FLORIDA, IS

HANDLING THIS BIG GUY WHEN ITS TIME FOR HIS WALK.

IN FORT MYERS. TY RUSSELL. NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


INSURANCE REFORM-KEY, VO


TONIGHT, A COALITION OF INSURANCE COMPANIES AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO OVERHAUL THE STATE-RUN CITIZENS PROPERTY INSURANCE.

THEY THINK A LOT OF HOMEOWNERS ARE GETTING A RAW DEAL.

THE GROUP IS CALLED "SAFER STRONGER FLORIDA."

THEY WANT THE STATE TO STOP ISSUING POLICIES FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION IN LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS.

THEY SAY IF PEOPLE WANT TO BUILD HOMES IN UNSAFE AREAS --

OTHER PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN LESS RISKY REGIONS, SHOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. Return to index of stories...


INSURANCE REFORM-SOTVO


Jay Liles, Florida Wildlife Federation

"Our beaches and low-lying coastal areas provide some of the best protections we have against the wind and wave action, as long as they are not developed. When they are in their natural state, they provide both great recreational areas and terrific wildlife habitat."

SINCE FLORIDA HASN'T HAD A HURRICANE IN TEN YEARS.THE STATE JUST DROPPED THE HURRICANE TAX, EFFECTIVE YESTERDAY.

THAT WAS A SMALL SURCHARGE ON EVERY INSURANCE POLICY. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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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 THAN WHAT OREGON DID Return to index of stories...


FSU SOUND-VOTOPS


DESPITE HAVING 530 YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE.YOU CAN'T WIN WITH 5 TURNOVERS.JAMEIS WINSTON WAS 29 OF 45 FOR 348 THROUGH THE AIR.BUT IT WAS UNTIMELY MISTAKES AND WASTED OPPORTUNITIES THAT LED TO THEIR EVENTUAL LOSS.FUMBLES, 4TH AND 1 MISHAPS, INTERCEPTIONS.THE SEMINOLES JUST SHOT THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT ALL NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FSU SOUND-SOTTOPS


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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

2 POINT CONVERSION IS GOOD TO GREENBERRY.HOUSTON WINS 35 - 34 Return to index of stories...


SCOREBOARD-CGTOPS


TAX SLAYER BOWL FROM JACKSONVILLE.TENNESSEE JUST POURING IT ON IOWA. Return to index of stories...


NO MEANS NO-NATSTOP


Nats

THIS WAS FOLLOWING OREGON'S WIN OVER FLORIDA STATE.VIDEO WAS TAKEN BY BEAR HOISER OF FOX SPORTS WEST AND UPLOADED ON VINE.

THE OREGON PLAYERS MOCKED THE SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS AGAINST JAMEIS WINSTON FROM 2013, CHANTING NO MEANS NO TO THE TUNE OF THE WARCHANT USED BY FLORIDA STATE FANS.

OREGON RELEASED A STATEMENT THURSDAY NIGHT AND SAID THEY WOULD BE DISCIPLINING THE STUDENTS INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...


ALL PRO-CGTOPS


TO THE NFL.

HERE'S A LOOK AT YOUR ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-PRO FIRST TEAM ON THE OFFENSIVE SIDE OF THINGS.

AARON RODGERSIS YOUR LEAD VOTE GETTER AT QUARTERBACK.

DEMARCO MURRAY OF THE COWBOYS AND LE'VEON BELL OF THE STEELERS ARE YOUR RUNNINGBACKS.

GRONK IS THE LEAD VOTE GETTER ON THE OFFENSIVE SIDE OF THE LEAGUE

ANTONIO BROWN AND DEZ BRYANT

AND ADAM VINATERI OF THE COLTS. Return to index of stories...


ALL PRO DEFENSE-CGTOPS


AND HERE'S A LOOK AT THE DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAM.J.J WATT IS THE LEADING VOTE GETTER ON THIS SIDE OF THINGS.

NDAMAKUNG SUH GET'S IT AT THE D-TACKLE POSITION.

DARRELLE REVIS OF THE PATS, EARL THOMAS OF THE SEAHAWKS AND ERIC WEDDLE FROM THE CHARGERS ROUND OUT THE SECONDARY. Return to index of stories...


FGCU PREVIEW-OC


FGCU MEN'S BASKETBALL HAS LOST THREE GAMES IN A ROW.AND NONE OF THEM HAVE EVEN BEEN CLOSE. WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THIS TEAM? WELL FOR STARTERS THEY'VE BEEN WITHOUT SENIOR JAMAIL JONES.JONES BRINGS A LOT OF LENGTH, ATHLETICISM, AND ENERGY TO THIS TEAM AND THAT'S WHAT THEY'VE BEEN LACKING. Return to index of stories...


FGCU PREVIEW-VOTOPS


TONIGHT THE MEN ARE BACK HOME AFTER THEIR 0H AND 3 ROAD TRIP UP NORTH.AND LUCKILY FOR THEM THEY'RE PLAYING AVE MARIA.WE'LL HAVE HIGHLIGHTS FROM TONIGHTS GAME AT 11.TIP IS 7PM FROM ALICO ARENA. BERNARD THOMPSON AND NATE HICKS WILL NOT PLAY TONIGHT.COACHES DECISION. Return to index of stories...


THROW TO BREAK-OC


THE LADIES TEAM ON THE OTHER HAND HAS BEEN NEARLY UNSTOPPABLE.JUST A FEW POINTS AWAY FROM BEING UNDEFEATED ON THE YEAR.THEY'RE TAKING ON HARVARD TONIGHT.7 PM FROM CAMBRIDGE.

THAT'S IT FOR SPORTS AT SIX.SEE YOU BACK HERE AT 11. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


new tonight @ 11 clip Return to index of stories...


11 PM TEASE-OC


A PREGANT WOMAN JUST GAVE BIRTH ON A FLIGHT.

DOCTORS SAID SHE WAS GOOD TO FLY.BUT SHE GOT QUITE THE MID-AIR SURPRISE.

HEAR FROM THE NEW MOM.TONIGHT AT 11. Return to index of stories...


TONIGHTS FORECAST-WXGFX


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CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


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