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ANCHOR SUPERS RICK SCOTT ON BIEBER-ONCAM, SOTVO
OVERNIGHT SHOOTING-ANIBOXES NAN RICH WANTS A DEBATE-ONCAM, VO
FIREFIGHTERS INJURED-VIDBOX NAN RICH WANTS A DEBATE-SOTVO
WINTER WINE FESTIVAL-VIDBOX RUBIO IN SOUTH KOREA-WIPE, VO
WX HEADLINE-WX CENTER OBAMACARE ENROLLMENT-OTS, VO
GOOD MORNING-ONCAM CONTRACEPTIVES-OTS, VO
OPEN-CLIP STAMPS INCREASE ON SUNDAY-VOTOPS
GOOD MORNING-ONCAM-PUSH SAMS CLUBS LAYOFFS-OC
TODAY'S WEATHER-WX CENTER TEASE FOUR-ONCAM
CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-TRX, TOSS, BOXES TZ4 SAME SEX MARRIAGE-VO WIPE
CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-LIVE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-VO FORECAST-WXWALL
CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-SOT SAME SEX MARRIAGE-OTS, TRX
CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-LIVE SAME SEX MARRIAGE-PKG
FM ROLLOVER CRASH-TRX, VOTOPS MEDICAL MARIJUANA-TRX, VOTOPS
JOELLE: FIREFIGHTERS INJURED-TOSS, SS, TRX FLORIDA UNEMPLOYMENT-OTS
JOELLE: FIREFIGHTERS INJURED-VO IN PLASMA FL MORTGAGE SETTLEMENTS-OTS, VO
JOELLE: FIREFIGHTERS INJURED-SS, VO TAX RETURN CHANGES-WIPE, VO
JOELLE: FIREFIGHTERS INJURED-SOTVO CHARCO SCHOOLS GRADES-OTS, TRX
JOELLE: FIREFIGHTERS INJURED-VO IN PLASMA CHARCO SCHOOLS GRADES-PKG
I~75 MOTORCYCLE CRASH-ONCAM, SS, VO YOKO ONO EXHIBIT-ONCAM, VO
COLLIER SOC MEDIA SEX ARREST-ONCAM, SS, VO YOKO ONO EXHIBIT-SOTVO, BNR
NFM SEX ASSAULT PLEA CHANGE-TRX, OTS, SS WIZARD OF OZ -CG TOPS
REST STOP DOG ABUSE-SSTOPS, TAG, TRX CHALK ART NAPLES -CG TOPS
REST STOP DOG ABUSE-PKG WINTER WINE FESTIVAL AUCTION-VOTOPS
ATTORNEY DISBARRED-OTS MARINE MASCOT SURPRISE-ONCAM, VO
88 YR OLD BEATEN UP-TRX, ONCAM, SS, TAG MARINE MASCOT SURPRISE-SOTVO
NAPLES GOLD FRAUD-ONCAM, SS TEASE FIVE-ONCAM
BOA SUSPECT LATEST-TRX, VOTOPS, SS TZ5 FORT MYERS SHOOTING-VOTOPS
BOA SUSPECT LATEST-SOTVO TZ5 NEW KORFF EVIDENCE-VO
KORFF CASE UPDATE-ONCAM, VO NEWS OPEN-CLIP
KORFF CASE UPDATE-SOTVO GOOD MORNING 3-1 SHOT
TEASE ONE-1 SHOT FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER
TZ1 WWF MEETING THE KIDS-VOTOPS CLIFTON LIVE-TOSS, BOXES
FORECAST OPEN-CLIP CLIFTON LIVE-LIVE
FORECAST-WXWALL CLIFTON LIVE-VO
WWF MEETING THE KIDS-TRX, VO IN PLASMA CLIFTON LIVE-SOTVO
WWF MEETING THE KIDS-PKG CLIFTON LIVE-LIVE
THINGS 2 DO TASTE OF PINE ISLAND-ONCAM, CG FM ROLLOVER CRASH-TRX, VOTOPS
THINGS 2 DO RIB FEST-CGTOPS I~75 MOTORCYCLE CRASH-ONCAM, SS, VO
THINGS 2 DO BALLPARK FESTIVAL OF BEERS-CGTOPS NEW KORFF EVIDENCE-TRX, VOTOPS, TAG
FORT MYERS RV SHOW -ONCAM, SS NEW KORFF EVIDENCE-BNR-PKG
TEASE TWO-1 SHOT NEW KORFF EVIDENCE-TAG
TZ2 SUPER BOWL CHANGE-VO FIREFIGHTERS IN HOSPITAL FOLO-TRX, VOTOPS, SS
TZ2 ROAD TO SOCHI-VOTOPS FIREFIGHTERS IN HOSPITAL FOLO-SOTVO, TAG
SUPER BOWL CHANGE-VO IN TC MON, TRX WHALES UPDATE-TRX, VO, ENANIBOX
SUPER BOWL CHANGE-PKG WHALES UPDATE-PKG
SUPER BOWL ADS-VO IN TC MON WHALES UPDATE-ONCAM
SUPER BOWL ADS-SOTVO DEAD WHALES FOLO-VO-WIPE
ROAD TO SOCHI-CLIP DEAD WHALES FOLO-SOTVO
JAMAICAN BOBSLED TEAM-VO IN TC MON, FULL COLLIER SOC MEDIA SEX ARREST-ONCAM, SS, VO
JAMAICAN BOBSLED TEAM-SOTVO, SS NFM SEX ASSAULT PLEA CHANGE-TRX, OTS, SS
TEASE THREE-VO IN TC ATTORNEY DISBARRED-OTS
TZ3 IOWA FIERY CRASH-VO 88 YR OLD BEATEN UP-TRX, ONCAM, SS, TAG
TZ3 FM FATAL SHOOTING-VOTOPS NAPLES GOLD FRAUD-ONCAM, SS
HEADLINES-ANIBOXES NAPLES WINTER WINE FESTIVAL -VO TOPS
FROZEN WEATHER-BOXES TEASE SIX-ONCAM
TAMPA THEATER SHOOTING-BOXES TZ6 HEALTH MATTERS-VOWP
RICK SCOTT ON BEIBER-BOXES TRASH OR TREASURE-SOTTOPS
MAIN OPEN-CLIP GMA PKG: MUPPETS EAT-INTRO
GOOD MORNING 2-ONCAM GMA PKG: MUPPETS EAT-PKG
FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER GMA PKG: MUPPETS EAT-TAG
CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-TRX, ONCAM, BOXES FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-LIVE FORECAST-WX WALL
CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-VO HEALTH MATTERS: STROKE WAKE UP CALL-TRX, VO IN PLA
CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-SOTVO HEALTH MATTERS: STROKE WAKE UP CALL-PKG
CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-LIVE FLU UPDATE-TRX, VOTOPS
FROZEN WEATHER-ONCAM RESTAURANT SODIUM-VO IN PLASMA, FULL
FROZEN WEATHER-PKG MARRIAGE AND DIABETES-VO IN PLASMA, FULL
TX BRAIN DEAD PREGNANT RULING-TRX, ONCAM, VO TEASE SEVEN-PLASMA
TX BRAIN DEAD PREGNANT RULING-SOTVO GMA MUPPETS EAT-VOTOPS
IOWA FIERY CRASH-ONCAM, ENANIBOX TRASH OR TREASURE-PKG
IOWA FIERY CRASH-SOTVO OVERNIGHT SHOOTING-TRX-VOTOPS-WIPE
TAMPA THEATER SHOOTING-ONCAM, TRX ROLLOVER CRASH-VOTOPWP
TAMPA THEATER SHOOTING-PKG FIREFIGHTER UPDATE-VOTOPS
TAMPA THEATER SHOOTING-SSTOPS WINTER WINE FESTIVAL-VOTOPS
SC STATE SHOOTING-TRX, VOTOPS FINAL WEATHER-3-SHOT
SC STATE SHOOTING-SOTVO CLOSE-3-SHOT
BIEBER ESCORT-ONCAM, VO CREDITS-REM LIVE


ANCHOR SUPERS


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OVERNIGHT SHOOTING-ANIBOXES


SHOTS RING OUT OVERNIGHT IN FORT MYERS. A ROAD CLOSED FOR SEVERAL HOURS, 3 PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL, AND AN ACTIVE SEARCH FOR THE SHOOTER.

THE NEWEST INFORMATION COMING UP IN A LIVE REPORT.

AND OUR OVERNIGHT TEAM WITH NEW UPDATED INFORMATION ON THOSE 2 FORT MYERS FIREFIGHTERS INJURED WHILE FIGHTING A FIRE FRIDAY MORNING.

HEAR WHAT THE NURSING SURPERVISOR TOLD OUR REPORTER COMING UP IN A LIVE REPORT.

PLUS, SOME OF THE BEST CHEFS ARE IN TOWN FOR THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CHARITY WINE AUCTION IN THE NATION, THE NAPLES WINTER WINE FESTIVAL!

IN A FEW HOURS, BIDDERS WILL START RAISING THEIR PADDLES TO RAISE A LOT OF MONEY.

COMING UP THIS MORNING, YOU'LL SEE WHERE SOME OF THE MONEY GOES LOCALLY. Return to index of stories...


FIREFIGHTERS INJURED-VIDBOX


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WINTER WINE FESTIVAL-VIDBOX


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WX HEADLINE-WX CENTER


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GOOD MORNING-ONCAM


GOOD MORNING.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

JOIN US FOR NBC-2 NEWS TODAY, COMING UP IN JUST ONE MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


OPEN-CLIP


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GOOD MORNING-ONCAM-PUSH


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO N-B-C 2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

TODAY IS SATURDAY, JANUARY 25TH.

WE HAVE A JAM PACKED HOW WITH SEVERAL NEW STORIES THAT YOU HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE.

BUT FIRST METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING JOINS US WITH YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST.

JASON. Return to index of stories...


TODAY'S WEATHER-WX CENTER


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.Like most mornings this week, it's another chilly start across Southwest Florida. The good news for you warm weather fans is our weather gradually warms up this weekend with highs back in the 70s for the first time in several days.

After starting this Saturday morning in the 40s, we're on track to warm into the mid to upper 60s by noon with temps peaking around 70 degrees for most of us this afternoon. For the beaches, temperatures will be noticeably cooler, though, as the sea breeze comes in off a very chilly Gulf of Mexico later today; temperatures for our coastal zones should only be able to warm into the upper 60s.

Today's breeze won't be nearly as brisk as it was Friday, which will make for improved boating conditions today.as long as the 59 degrees water temp doesn't bother you.

One change we'll notice today is our sky won't be as sunny due to some clouds passing through Southwest Florida, so expect some cloudy periods at times, especially this morning with some sunnier spells by the afternoon.

Temperatures will be cool again tonight but not as cold as this morning. Most of Southwest Florida will spend the night with lows in the 50s, but a few inland spots could dip into the upper 40s.

We'll add more warmth to the forecast Sunday and Monday, and some of us may even come close to hitting 80 degrees by Monday afternoon.

We won't have any rain to track until mid week, and even then, rain chances will only be in the "slight" category.

Another fairly strong cold front is expected to arrive Wednesday, which could potentially send our temperatures back in the 30s by Thursday morning. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-TRX, TOSS, BOXES


BREAKING NEWS AS YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING --

A 17-YEAR-OLD GIRL HAS DIED IN AN OVERNIGHT DRIVE-BY SHOOTING -- WHERE TWO OTHER GIRLS WERE ALSO SHOT --

IT HAPPENED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF WINKLER AVE AND VERONICA S. SHOEMAKER BLVD IN FORT MYERS --

MY CO-ANCHOR CLIFTON FRENCH HAS BEEN TALKING TO DETECTIVES AND JOINS US NOW LIVE FROM THE SCENE --

CLIFTON, WHAT ARE YOU BEING TOLD.

BREAKING NEWS.

NBC-2 HAS CONFIRMED ONE PERSON IS DEAD AFTER AN OVERNIGHT SHOOTING IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-LIVE


B

LIVE:

IT WAS ABOUT 2:30 THIS MORNING -- WHEN A CAR FULL OF TEENAGE GIRLS WAS DRIVING DOWN WINKLER TO THIS INTERSECTION --

THAT'S WHEN ANOTHER CAR PULLED UP BESIDE THEM AND STARTED SHOOTING.

VO:

OVERNIGHT -- THIS AREA WAS TURNED INTO AN ALL OUT HUNT FOR THE SHOOTERS --

THIS IS VIDEO FROM THE CRIME SCENE JUST AFTER THE SHOOTING --

POLICE CLOSED DOWN THE INTERSECTION HERE, AND CANVASSED THE NEAR-BY SIENNA AT VISTA LAKES APARTMENTS.

I JUST TALKED TO THE HOMICIDE DETECTIVE -- WHO SAID THE GIRLS WERE ABLE TO DRIVE THEMSELVES TO THE HOSPITAL.

SOT:

TAG:

THE OTHER TWO VICTIMS -- WHO ARE ALSO IN THEIR TEENS OR YOUNG 20'S HAVE BEEN TREATED AND RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.

I JUST CAME BACK FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT -- THE DETECTIVE TOLD ME, THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY SUSPECTS RIGHT NOW --

THEY ARE WORKING ON A PRESS RELEASE AS WE SPEAK -- AT ANY MOMENT WE HOPE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION AND THE NAME OF THIS YOUNG VICTIM.

LIVE IN FM, CF, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-VO


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CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-SOT


Detective sgt brian o'reilly

The individuals drove themselves to the hospital advised they were on winkler near shoemaker when another vehicle pulled up and opened fire on the car, initially 5 people in the vehicle, 3 people were shot, 1 was pronounced dead at lee memorial hospital. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-LIVE


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FM ROLLOVER CRASH-TRX, VOTOPS


NEW FROM OVERNIGHT.

ONE PERSON IS IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER A CAR CRASH IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THIS IS NEW VIDEO FROM THE SCENE.

WE KNOW TWO CARS COLLIDED AT LEE BOULEVARD AND COLLINS.

ONE DRIVER CROSSED OVER THE MEDIAN INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC.

A WOMAN IN A MINI VAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL, AND WE HAVE CALLS INTO THE NURSING SURPERVISOR TO FIND OUT HOW SHE IS DOING.

AS FOR THE DRIVER OF THE OTHER CAR, A WITNESS SAYS THE PERSON FLED THE SCENE.

RIGHT NOW, POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: FIREFIGHTERS INJURED-TOSS, SS, TRX


THEY RISK THEIR LIVES TO KEEP US SAFE.

THIS MORNING- TWO FIREFIGHTERS ARE RECOVERING AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL,

AFTER A WALL COLLAPSED ON THEM AT A FIRE ON BLAKE STREET IN FORT MYERS.

THAT'S JUST SOUTH OF STATE ROAD 82 IN FORT MYERS --

NBC-2'S JOELLE PARKS HAS BEEN TRACKING THE FIREFIGHTERS' CONDITIONS SINCE THIS HAPPENED EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

SHE'S BEEN TALKING TO THE FIRE CHIEF,

CALLING HER SOURCES AT THE HOSPITAL,

JOELLE- WHAT'S THE UPDATE THIS MORNING? Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: FIREFIGHTERS INJURED-VO IN PLASMA


I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH THE NURSING SUPERVISOR AT LEE MEMORIAL.

SHE TELLS ME BOTH THE FIREFIGHTERS ARE NOW LISTED IN FAIR CONDITION.

SHANE REMY AND TONY PRICE ARE BOTH RESTING COMFORTABLY,

FORT MYERS FIRE CHIEF KEN DOBSON TELLS ME REMY IS SUFFERING FROM A FRACTURED PELVIS.

PRICE HAS INJURIES TO TO HIS RIBS AND COLLAR BONE.

THE FIREFIGHTER BOTH WORK FOR FIRE STATION ONE IN FORT MYERS,

THE UNIT THAT RESPONDED TO THIS 3 STORY FIRE.

THEY WERE ON THE OUTSIDE WITH THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE BUILDING COLLAPSED,

PINNING THEM UNDERNEATH DEBRIS.

THEIR COLLEAGUES PULLED THEM FROM THE RUBBLE. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: FIREFIGHTERS INJURED-SS, VO


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JOELLE: FIREFIGHTERS INJURED-SOTVO


Chief Ken Dobson

Fort Myers Fire Department

They're dedicated to this job, they love this job and they know that

there are some risks to this job and like I said, we all try to look

out for eachother and try to make sure this doesn't happen. When we do

have an incident like tis we try to go back and analyze it carefully

and make any adjustments, sometimes they're unpreventable but for the

most part we can always do the best we can to train to make sure

we're prepared for it.

THE CHIEF TELLS ME BOTH OF THE FIREFIGHTERS ARE HIGHLY SKILLED.

REMY'S BEEN WITH THE DEPARTMENT FOR 5 YEARS,

PRICE 7 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: FIREFIGHTERS INJURED-VO IN PLASMA


I'VE LEARNED QUITE A BIT ABOUT THE TWO FIREFIGHTERS.

PRICE WAS AWARDED FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR.

AND REMY IS SUPPOSED TO GET MARRIED IN TWO WEEKS.

BOTH MEN EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY,

BUT I'LL CONTINUE TO STAY ON TOP OF THEIR PROGRESS.

STACEY? Return to index of stories...


I~75 MOTORCYCLE CRASH-ONCAM, SS, VO


THIS MORNING, WE ARE WORKING TO GET UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT A MAN INJURED IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON I-75 FRIDAY MORNING.

OUR OVERNIGHT TEAM, CALLED THE HOSPTIAL TO GET HIS CONDITION.

PARAMEDICS AIRLIFTED JAMES STIRK.

TROOPERS SAY HE SPED INTO THE BACK OF A SMALL TRAILER, SIMILAR TO A U-HAUL.

FIREFIGHTERS HAD TO CUT OPEN THE TRAILER TO GET TO HIM.

TROOPERS TELLING US ALCOHOL WAS A FACTOR.

NBC-2 CHECKED WITH THE HOSPITAL-

THEY'RE NOT GIVING US UPDATED INFORMATION ON HIS CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SOC MEDIA SEX ARREST-ONCAM, SS, VO


A WARNING FROM LOCAL DEPUTIES THIS MORNING.

THEY SAY, PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOUR KIDS ARE DOING.

A COLLIER COUNTY DAD WALKED INTO HIS DAUGHTER'S BEDROOM, AND FOUND HER WITH A 22 YEAR OLD STRANGER.

ORTAVIOUS ROBINSON IS NOW IN JAIL, FACING A CHARGE OF LEWD AND LACSIVIOUS BATTERY.

THE GIRL -- WHO IS BETWEEN 12 AND 15 -- TOLD INVESTIGATORS SHE MET ROBINSON ONLINE, AND INVITED HIM OVER.

F-D-L-E TELLS US THEY SEE MEN OFTEN --

PROWLING SOCIAL MEDIA SITES LOOKING TO MEET YOUNG GIRLS.

F-D-L-E'S MESSAGE FOR PARENTS --

TALK TO YOUR CHILDREN.

ASK THEM WHICH WEBSTES THEY USE.

THEN MONITOR WHAT THEY DO ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


NFM SEX ASSAULT PLEA CHANGE-TRX, OTS, SS


NEW, UPDATED INFORMATION THIS MORNING ABOUT A FEDERAL CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CASE.

A NORTH FORT MYERS COUPLE SIGNED A PLEA AGREEMENT WITH PROSECUTORS ADMITTING TO THE CRIME.

JENNIFER SPARKS AND ALAN JOHNSON WILL BE IN COURT NEXT WEEK TO PLEAD GUILTY.

PROSECUTORS SAY THEY RAPED A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL AND RECORDED IT ON A CELL PHONE.

DEPUTIES SAY SOMEONE FOUND THE PHONE IN A STORE PARKING LOT IN CAPE CORAL AND TURNED IT IN.

SPARKS AND JOHNSON WERE WORKING TO GET THE EVIDENCE THROWN OUT CLAIMING INVESTIGATORS DIDN'T HAVE A WARRANT TO SEARCH THE PHONE.

THE JUDGE DENIED THAT REQUEST. Return to index of stories...


REST STOP DOG ABUSE-SSTOPS, TAG, TRX


A DISTURBING CASE OF ANIMAL CRUELTY IN LEE COUNTY, RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUSY REST AREA.

DEPUTIES SAY LARRY PETERSON CHOKED HIS DOG TO DEATH AFTER IT ATTACKED A SMALLER DOG.

N-B-C TWO'S LAURA ROBERTS TRACKED DOWN A WITNESS WHO SAYS THE GUY ASKED HIM FOR A KNIFE BEFORE USING HIS BARE HANDS. Return to index of stories...


REST STOP DOG ABUSE-PKG


THIS REST AREA OFF DANIELS PARKWAY IS DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE LIKE MICHELE DEAN AND HER DOG HUNTER -

A PLACE TO TAKE A WALK AND TAKE A BREAK.

Michele Dean

Walks dog at rest area

5:19 5:23

This is where I stop when I come across this way I stop here

THAT'S WHAT A WOMAN FROM FORT LAUDERDALE WAS DOING ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, ALONG WITH HER YORKSHIRE TERRIER -

WHEN WITNESSES SAY LARRY PETERSON'S SAINT BERNARD JUMPED OUT OF HIS VAN AND ATTACKED THE YORKIE.

PHONER - Carl Varble

:56:59

It was a small dog something you could almost put in the palm of our hand

THEN WITNESSES SAY PETERSON BECAME THE ATTACKER.

KICKING HIS SAINT BERNARD TO GET IT TO STOP -

THEN KILLING THE DOG WITH HIS BARE HANDS.

PHONER - Carl Varble

00:24

I seen him he was sitting on top of the dog choking him 00:28

CARL VARBLE SAW IT ALL HAPPEN AND SAYS PETERSON EVEN ASKED HIM TO HELP.

PHONER - Carl Varble

02:07

He wanted me to get the knife out of his van so he could cut the dogs throat:09 I'm like no dude you're on your own 2:13

VARBLE CALLED 9-1-1 AND TOLD PETERSON TO STOP.

BY THE TIME DEPUTIES ARRIVED, THE DOG HAD STOPPED BREATHING.

PHONER - Carl Varble

4:30

The guy had it set in his mind to kill him and that's what he did:33

PETERSON CLAIMED HE DID IT IN SELF DEFENSE -

Tony Schall

LCSO

2:40 the injuries that he had on his person when we observed him don't indicate that there was any massive struggle:47 with the dog:48

HE TOLD WITNESSES HIS DOG HAD GONE MAD -

BUT DEPUTIES SAY THE EVIDENCE SHOWS IT WAS PETERSON WHO LOST CONTROL.

IN LEE COUNTY, LAURA ROBERTS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


ATTORNEY DISBARRED-OTS


A DISBARRED ATTORNEY, WHO USED TO LIVE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, PLEADED GUILTY FOR HER ROLE IN A MEDICARE FRAUD SCHEME.

59 YEAR OLD MARGARITA GRISHKOFF NOW LIVES IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.

SHE FACES UP TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON.

THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE JUST SENT US THIS INFORMATION.

INVESTIGATORS THINK SHE, AND OTHERS, USED PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS AND OTHER BUSINESSES TO SUBMIT MORE THAN 28 MILLION DOLLARS IN FRAUDULENT REIMBURSEMENT CLAIMS.

MEDICARE PAID MORE THAN 14 MILLION DOLLARS ON THOSE CLAIMS. Return to index of stories...


88 YR OLD BEATEN UP-TRX, ONCAM, SS, TAG


A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN IS STILL IN JAIL THIS MORNING.

AFTER DEPUTIESSAY HE CHOKED AN 88 YEAR OLD MAN.

INVESTIGATORS SAY 47 YEAR OLD JOHN MCHUGH BURST INTO HIS MOTHER'S HOME AND SHATTERED A GLASS TABLE, THREATENING TO KILL EVERYONE IN THE HOME.

HIS MOTHER BECAME FRIGHTENED, WENT TO HER CAR, AND CALLED DEPUTIES.

BY THE TIME THEY ARRIVED, MCHUGH WAS REPORTEDLY ON TOP OF HER 88 YEAR OLD HUSBAND, CHOKING HIM.

MCHUGH WAS TAKEN TO JAIL AND FACES BATTERY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES GOLD FRAUD-ONCAM, SS


THIS MORNING, NAPLES POLICE NEED YOUR HELP, FINDING A JEWELRY CON ARTIST.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THIS GUY SOLD TWO GOLD CHAINS TO A JEWELER ON GULFSHORE BOULEVARD.

BUT SECURITY CAMERAS SHOW HIM SWAPPING OUT THE REAL GOLD WITH FAKE NECKLACES.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE HIM CONTACT NAPLES POLICE. Return to index of stories...


BOA SUSPECT LATEST-TRX, VOTOPS, SS


NEW DETAILS ON A BANK ROBBERY ON PINE ISLAND.

DEPUTIES SAY JESSE PENCE WALKED INTO THE BANK OF AMERICA DEMANDING CASH.

WE DID SOME DIGGING INTO PENCE'S PAST.

WE FOUND OUT HE WAS AN ENGINEER.

AND AT ONE TIME--PENCE WAS CONTRACTED OUT BY A COMPANY TO WORK ON LEE COUNTY BRIDGES ALONG I-75.

HE IS NO LONGER WORKING FOR THAT COMPANY. Return to index of stories...


BOA SUSPECT LATEST-SOTVO


Richard Bryant

Detained and Let Go

12:21 nothing in his hands just walked around the camper and walked right in the door 12:27

CAPE CORAL POLICE SAY HE HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR DRUG CHARGES IN THE PAST. Return to index of stories...


KORFF CASE UPDATE-ONCAM, VO


THIS MORNING, A GLADES COUNTY MAN IS WAITING FOR U.S. MARSHALS TO TRANSPORT HIM BACK TO NEW JERSEY TO FACE A FEDERAL JUDGE ON MULTIPLE CHARGES.

19 YEAR OLD JESSE KORFF IS ACCUSED OF SELLING A DEADLY POSION TO UNDERCOVER AGENTS THROUGH A BLACK MARKET WEBSITE.

AGENTS SAY THEY FOUND RICIN, A PIPE BOMB AND A METH LAB.

KORFF'S ESTRANGED UNCLE AND SISTER ATTENDED A COURT HEARING FRIDAY AND COMMENTED THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY. Return to index of stories...


KORFF CASE UPDATE-SOTVO


"He lost both of his parents before he was fifteen years old. he was remanded to foster care. he's had a tough way to go, he really has but we're not making excuses for him"

PROSECUTORS SAID KORFF HAS A LONG HISTORY OF DRUG PROBLEMS.

KORFF WILL REMAIN IN JAIL UNTIL HE'S MOVED TO NEW JERSEY.

HE FACES UP TO LIFE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-1 SHOT


9:11 ON THIS SATURDAY MORNING!

A BUSY WEEKEND AROUND TOWN.

IF YOU ARE STILL PLANNING, WE ARE HEAR TO HELP!

A BEER FESTIVAL, AN RV SHOW, AND ALL YOU CAN EAT RIBS!

PLUS--

SOME OF THE BEST CHEFS IN THE COUNTRY ARE IN TOWN THIS WEEKEND FOR THE NAPLES WINTER WINE FESTIVAL.

BUT THE EVENT IS MUCH MORE THAN GREAT FOOD AND AWESOME WINE.

IT'S RAISES MILLION OF DOLLARS FOR LOCAL CHARITIES.

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE POSTIVIE IMPACT NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 WWF MEETING THE KIDS-VOTOPS


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FORECAST 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.

Like most mornings this week, it's another chilly start across Southwest Florida. The good news for you warm weather fans is our weather gradually warms up this weekend with highs back in the 70s for the first time in several days.

After starting this Saturday morning in the 40s, we're on track to warm into the mid to upper 60s by noon with temps peaking around 70 degrees for most of us this afternoon. For the beaches, temperatures will be noticeably cooler, though, as the sea breeze comes in off a very chilly Gulf of Mexico later today; temperatures for our coastal zones should only be able to warm into the upper 60s.

Today's breeze won't be nearly as brisk as it was Friday, which will make for improved boating conditions today.as long as the 59 degrees water temp doesn't bother you.

One change we'll notice today is our sky won't be as sunny due to some clouds passing through Southwest Florida, so expect some cloudy periods at times, especially this morning with some sunnier spells by the afternoon.

Temperatures will be cool again tonight but not as cold as this morning. Most of Southwest Florida will spend the night with lows in the 50s, but a few inland spots could dip into the upper 40s.

We'll add more warmth to the forecast Sunday and Monday, and some of us may even come close to hitting 80 degrees by Monday afternoon.

We won't have any rain to track until mid week, and even then, rain chances will only be in the "slight" category.

Another fairly strong cold front is expected to arrive Wednesday, which could potentially send our temperatures back in the 30s by Thursday morning. Return to index of stories...


WWF MEETING THE KIDS-TRX, VO IN PLASMA


MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WILL BE RAISED THIS WEEKEND FOR KIDS ACROSS COLLIER COUNTY.

IT'S THE WINTER WINE FESTIVAL.

DID YOU KNOW THE EVENT HAS EARNED THE DISTINCTION OF BEING THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CHARITY WINE AUCTION IN THE NATION.

IN 2 HOURS, SOME SERIOUS BIDDING WILL BE HAPPEN AT THE RITZ CARLTON IN NAPLES.

THIS MORNING, NBC2'S ANDREA HUBBELL SHOWS US HOW THE ANNUAL WINTER WINE FESTIVAL HAS CHANGED ONE BOYS LIFE FOREVER. Return to index of stories...


WWF MEETING THE KIDS-PKG


NAT - BELLS

STEP INSIDE FOR JUST A MOMENT AND THESE FACES WILL MAKE YOU SMILE.

NAT- JINGLING

STEP A LITTLE CLOSER, AND YOU'LL LEARN WHY THEIR STORIES ARE SO REMARKABLE.

"he started first hearing voices at school. "

THESE FACES

NAT - SAY HI

ARE THE REASONS WHY SO MANY PEOPLE PACKED UNDER THIS NAPLES TENT TODAY.

"he was feared to go anywhere because he thought something was there. and it was not there."

THE SAME PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT KIDS LIKE EPSEIA TERSY'S SON.

"when you know something's wrong with your child, what you do right away is you find answers. you go anywhere to try to get somebody to help you."

SHE LEARNED EARLY ON HER SON, JULIAN WAS BATTLING HIMSELF, EVERYDAY FIGHTING FITS OF RAGE.

"i been seeing like weird things when i was in a lot of problems."

DOCTORS DIAGNOSED JULIAN WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA.

"i was hearing like voices in my head, like always."

WITH MEDICAL BILL MOUNTING,

"it was hard, it was scary. i will tell you the truth, it was scary."

EPSEIA HAD NO ONE ELSE TO TURN TO, UNTIL SHE FOUND THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS JUST ONE OF 28 CHARITIES MONEY IS FUNNELED INTO TO HELP CHILDREN LIKE JULIAN.

"they came from heaven and touched my family, helped julian right away."

MORE THAN 150 THOUSAND KIDS HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.

SINCE 2001 THE WINTER WINE FESTIVAL HAS AUCTIONED OFF ITEM LIKE TRIPS TO FASHION SHOWS IN NEW YORK AND PARIS. OR AN AFRICAN SAFARI.

"and i understand it now and to control it and help him."\

ALL IN HOPES TO HAVE A HAPPY ENDING - LIKE JULIANS.

"now i've been feeling a lot better. happy and i have a great family."

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


THINGS 2 DO TASTE OF PINE ISLAND-ONCAM, CG


LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO THIS WEEKEND?

NBC-2 HAS YOU COVERED.

BRING YOUR APPETITE TO THE KIWANIS "TASTE OF PINE ISLAND."

IT'S AT PHILLIPS PARK ON SESAME DRIVE FROM 11 TO EIGHT.

11 TO FIVE SUNDAY.

SINGLE DAY TICKETS ARE FIVE DOLLARS.

TWO DAY PASSES ARE EIGHT.

KIDS TEN AND UNDER GET IN FREE.

THIS IS THE PRIMARY FUNDRAISER FOR THE KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER PINE ISLAND YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND. Return to index of stories...


THINGS 2 DO RIB FEST-CGTOPS


COUNTRY STAR RODNEY ATKINS IS HEADLINING THE COUNTRY JAM MUSIC AND RIB FEST.

IT'S TODAY AT THE COLLIER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS OFF IMMOKALEE ROAD.

THE GATES OPEN AT ONE.

ADVANCE TICKETS ARE 25 DOLLARS.

KIDS FIVE AND UNDER GET IN FREE.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION, HEAD TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


THINGS 2 DO BALLPARK FESTIVAL OF BEERS-CGTOPS


YOU CAN SAMPLE MORE THAN 80 BEERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN SOUTH FORT MYERS TONIGHT

THE BALLPARK FESTIVAL OF BEERS GOES FROM SIX TO NINE AT HAMMOND STADIUM.

TICKETS ARE 25 DOLLARS IN ADVANCE.

30 IF YOU BUY THEM AT THE GATE.

YOU HAVE TO BE 21 OR OLDER TO GET IN.

FOR TICKET INFORMATION HEAD TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS RV SHOW -ONCAM, SS


TAKE SOME TIME TO CHECK OUT THE LATEST IN R-V DESIGNS.

THE FORT MYERS RV SHOW IS IN TOWN FOR THE NEXT THREE DAYS.

HEAD TO THE LEE CIVIC CENTER IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

TICKETS ARE 8 DOLLARS.

KIDS UNDER 16 GET IN FREE.

14 DEALERS FROM AROUND FLORIDA ARE TAKING PART THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1 SHOT


ARE YOU GETTING EXCITED FOR THE SUPERBOWL!

DO YOU WATCH FOR THE GAME OR FOR THE ADS.

THIS MORNING, WE HAVE A PRVIEW OF SOME OF THOSE THAT WE WILL SEE NEXT WEEKEND.

PLUS--WHY YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE YOUR SUPERBOWL PARTY ON SUNDAY!

PLUS-- WE ARE COUNTING DOWN TO THE WINTER OLYMPICS!

THIS MORNING, WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE GROUP CONSIDERED TO BE THE BIGGEST UNDERDOGS IN BOBSLEDDING.

THERE INSPIRING STORY STRAIGHT AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SUPER BOWL CHANGE-VO


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TZ2 ROAD TO SOCHI-VOTOPS


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SUPER BOWL CHANGE-VO IN TC MON, TRX


WE ARE JUST SEVEN DAYS UNTIL SUPER BOWL 48, BUT THE BIG QUESTION THIS MORNING IS WILL THE GAME BE PLANNED ON SUNDAY!

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER.THE NFL IS SUGGESTING THE DATE COULD BE MOVED, IF IT'S TOO COLD OR SNOWY.

GIO BENITEZ HAS MORE.

IT'S THE COUNTDOWN TO SUPERBOWL 48. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL CHANGE-PKG


SCRIPT:

COULD WE SEE A SUPERBOWL FRIDAY- OR SATURDAY- OR EVEN MONDAY?! BELIEVE IT OR

NOT-- IT'S POSSIBLE -- *IF* A MAJOR STORM THREATENS THE BIG DAY!

Eric Grubman/Executive VP NFL We don't have a crystal ball on weather, but

we're confident we'll be able to have our events.

WE SAW WHAT HAPPENED WEDNESDAY WHEN MORE THAN 1,000 WORKERS SHOVELED OUT 13

INCHES OF SNOW FROM THE STANDS AT METLIFE STADIUM.

Roger Goodell/NFL Commissioner Our game is to experience the elements. It's

part of what we do. It's part of football and I believe that's part of our

history.

THIS MORNING, AS WE LEARN ABOUT A COMING STORM- AND 80,000 FANS DESCENDING

UPON NEW JERSEY- NEWS THAT THE NFL ALLOWS SUPERBOWL SUNDAY TO BE MOVED.

ANYTIME BETWEEN NEXT FRIDAY AND MONDAY--

Christine Brennan/USA Today If the Superbowl is under siege because of

mother nature and everybody's plans are all messed up.it sounds like

something right out of the movies.

THIS WILL BE THE FIRST OUTDOOR, COLD-WEATHER SUPER BOWL IN THE NFL'S

HISTORY-- SO OFFICIALS HOPE FANS WILL TAKE THE WEATHER-- GIVING OUT FREE

HATS, EAR MUFFS, GLOVES, SCARVES, HAND WARMERS, EVEN A QUARTERBACK-STYLE

HAND POCKET!

Christine Brennan/USA Today This is unprecedented stuff. The Super bowl is

the biggest sports event in the country.and to think the date could

actually move because of a snowstorm?! That's possible. That's literally

what we are talking about here. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL ADS-VO IN TC MON


FOR MANY, THE SUPER BOWL ISN'T JUST ABOUT THE GAME, IT'S ABOUT THE COMMERCIALS.

SO WHAT CAN WE EXPECT THIS YEAR?

THERE'S ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER IN A BLONDE WIG FOR BUD LIGHT --

MEMBERS OF THE "FULL HOUSE" CAST REUNITE FOR YOGURT --

SOCCER STAR DAVID BECKHAM IN HIS BRIEFS --

AND ONCE AGAIN, DORITOS IS GOING WITH AMATEUR FILMMAKERS. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL ADS-SOTVO


Peter Shankman/Branding and Social Media Consultant

:36-

"They're spending $3 million dollars advertising for a super bowl ad they want as much coverage as they can get, so they're starting weeks before with teasers. Then they go into the ad, some even have follow ups a few weeks after during prime time they'll show a follow-up ad or see what happens."

SOME COMMERCIALS ARE BEING KEPT UNDER WRAPS.

WE'RE TOLD THE BAND -- U-2 -- WILL UNVEIL A NEW SONG AND ALBUM DURING THE BIG GAME. Return to index of stories...


ROAD TO SOCHI-CLIP


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JAMAICAN BOBSLED TEAM-VO IN TC MON, FULL


THE BIGGEST UNDERDOGS IN BOBSLEDDING ARE HEADING TO THE OLYPMICS!

IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN A DECADE A JAMAICAN BOBSLED TEAM QUALIFIED FOR THE EVENT.

BUT BEFORE THE TEAM COULD PACK THEIR BAGS.

THEY HAD ONE PROBLEM -- MONEY.

THEY NEEDED MORE THAN 80-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO COVER TRAVEL AND EQUIPMENT FEES --

SO, THEY TURNED TO THE INTERNET.

TWO ONLINE CAMPAIGNS RAISED MORE THAN DOUBLE THE AMOUNT THEY NEEDED. Return to index of stories...


JAMAICAN BOBSLED TEAM-SOTVO, SS


Winston Watt/Captain, Jamaican Bobsled Team

1:53-

"It's not many people that can say they're from a tropical country, going out there and doing a winter sport and they're so good at it."

THE MOVIE "COOL RUNNINGS" CHRONICLED THE JOURNEY OF JAMAICA'S FIRST BOBSLED TEAM.

NOW -- THEY HAVE ANOTHER SHOT AT OLYMPIC GLORY.

WE'RE NOW JUST 12 DAYS AWAY FROM THE OLYMPICS.

YOU CAN WATCH THEM RIGHT HERE -- ONLY ON NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-VO IN TC


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

A 45 MINUTE WILD CHASE THROUGH TWO COUNTIES LEADS TO THIS.

A FIERY CRASH.

AND IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAM.

PLUS. WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW BREAKING NEWS OUT OF LEE COUNTY.

WHERE A TEENAGER GIRL IS DEAD AFTER A DRIVE BY SHOOTING.

MY CO ANCHOR CLIFTON FRENCH IS NEXT WITH A LIVE REPORT ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 IOWA FIERY CRASH-VO


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TZ3 FM FATAL SHOOTING-VOTOPS


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HEADLINES-ANIBOXES


IT'S A SURGE OF ARTIC AIR FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE THIS MORNING.

PEOPLE ARE BEING TOLD TO STAY INSIDE AND OFF THE ROAD.

WE'LL HEAD TO PLACES NORMALLY 62 THAT ARE WAKING UP TO TEMPS BEFORE 30.

AND FOR THE 1ST TIME, WE ARE HEARING FRANTIC CALLS FROM PEOPLE WHAT TRIED TO SAVE A TAMPA MAN SHOT IN A MOVIE THEATRE.

SADLY, YOU HEAR HEAR THE LAST MINUTES OF CHAD OLSON'S LIFE.

PLUS--- OUR GOVERNOR IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT JUSTIN BIEBERS ARREST THIS PAST WEEK IN MIAMI.

HERE WHAT RICK SCOTT HAD TO SAY. Return to index of stories...


FROZEN WEATHER-BOXES


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TAMPA THEATER SHOOTING-BOXES


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RICK SCOTT ON BEIBER-BOXES


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MAIN OPEN-CLIP


SHOW OPEN Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING 2-ONCAM


GOOD MORNING, THANKS FOR JOINING US HERE ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

LIKE MOST OF THE COUNTRY. WE ARE WAKING UP TO A CHILLY START. BUT WE COULD BE GETTING A WARM UP!

FOR MORE HERE'S METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER


Like most mornings this week, it's another chilly start across Southwest Florida. The good news for you warm weather fans is our weather gradually warms up this weekend with highs back in the 70s for the first time in several days.

After starting this Saturday morning in the 40s, we're on track to warm into the mid to upper 60s by noon with temps peaking around 70 degrees for most of us this afternoon. For the beaches, temperatures will be noticeably cooler, though, as the sea breeze comes in off a very chilly Gulf of Mexico later today; temperatures for our coastal zones should only be able to warm into the upper 60s.

Today's breeze won't be nearly as brisk as it was Friday, which will make for improved boating conditions today.as long as the 59 degrees water temp doesn't bother you.

One change we'll notice today is our sky won't be as sunny due to some clouds passing through Southwest Florida, so expect some cloudy periods at times, especially this morning with some sunnier spells by the afternoon.

Temperatures will be cool again tonight but not as cold as this morning. Most of Southwest Florida will spend the night with lows in the 50s, but a few inland spots could dip into the upper 40s.

We'll add more warmth to the forecast Sunday and Monday, and some of us may even come close to hitting 80 degrees by Monday afternoon.

We won't have any rain to track until mid week, and even then, rain chances will only be in the "slight" category.

Another fairly strong cold front is expected to arrive Wednesday, which could potentially send our temperatures back in the 30s by Thursday morning.

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...


CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-TRX, ONCAM, BOXES


BREAKING NEWS AT 9:30 --

WE ARE LEARNING NEW DETAILS ON THE FIRST HOMICIDE OF THE YEAR IN FORT MYERS.

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY 17 YEAR OLD ALEXIS WILSON WAS SHOT AND KILLED INA DRIVE BY SHOOTING.

IT HAPPENEDAROUND 2:30 THIS MORNING -- NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF WINKLER AVENUE AND VERONICA S. SHOEMAKER BLVD.

MY CO-ANCHOR CLIFTON FRENCH HAS BEEN WORKING HIS SOURCES ALL MORNING AND JOINS US NOW LIVE FROM WHERE THAT SHOOTING HAPPENED --

CLIFTON, WE'RE LEARNING TWO OTHER GIRLS WERE SHOT AS WELL. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-LIVE


LIVE:

AND THEY ARE ALSO IN THEIR TEENS OR EARLY 20'S -- BUT I HAVE JUST BEEN TOLD THOSE TWO HAVE BEEN TREATED AND RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.

DETECTIVES WITH THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT TELL ME THOSE GIRLS WERE DRIVING UP TO THIS INTERSECTION HERE WHEN ANOTHER CAR PULLED UP BESIDE THEM AND STARTED SHOOTING --

THOSE GIRLS WERE ABLE TO DRIVE THEMSELVES TO THE HOSPITAL -- WHERE THAT 17-YEAR-OLD WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD.

VO:

THIS WAS THE SCENE EARLY THIS MORNING AS POLICE CANVASSED THE AREA.

THE CRIME SCENE CLOSED THIS INTERSECTION DOWN FOR HOURS OVERNIGHT.

RIGHT NOW -- POLICE DO NOT HAVE ANY SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY -- BUT THEY ARE STILL WORKING TO FIND THE SHOOTER.

SOT:

THIS IS THE FIRST HOMICIDE SINCE NOVEMBER -- AND THE SECOND 17-YEAR-OLD GIRL TO BE MURDERED IN A YEAR.

IM TOLD MORE INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED IN A PRESS RELEASE SHORTLY --

LIVE IN FM, CF, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-VO


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CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-SOTVO


"We're going to continue to investigate this crime work with the community. Hopefully somebody knows something that will be beneficial to our case. We've processed the scene, talked to people, trying to put everything together and put this person away." Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON LIVE: FM SHOOTING-LIVE


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FROZEN WEATHER-ONCAM


THAT UNRELENTING DEEP FREEZE.

MAKING THAT DRIVE HOME DANGEROUS FOR MILLIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

A SURGE OF ARCTIC AIR. HAS STRECHED ALL THE WAY TO THE GULF COAST.

SENDING TEMPERATURES TO PLACES THAT NORMALLY 62 DEGREES. TO 30!

STEVE OSUNSAMI HAS MORE Return to index of stories...


FROZEN WEATHER-PKG


SCRIPT:

AUTHORITIES TODAY WARNING PEOPLE TO STAY OFF THE ROAD AND SO MANY PEOPLE

AREN'T LISTENING.

TWO PEOPLE DIED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN LOUISIANA -- POLICE NEAR AUSTIN

TEXAS TELL US THEY'VE RESPONDED TO MORE THAN 250 CRASHES. AND HOUSTON HAD

DOUBLE THAT.

NATS. STEVE WALKING TOWARDS HER, GOES IN FOR HUG "YOU OK? YOU CRYING?"

AMY ALEXANDER WENT OUT FOR A RUN TO THE GROCERY STORE, AND GOT INTO A WRECK

ALONG THE WAY.

AMY ALEXANDER. YOU CAN'T CONTROL IT, YOU HIT A PATCH OF ICE AND YOU'RE GONE.

"

EVEN FORT HOOD SHUT DOWN TODAY

AND HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED TO A HOUSTON POLICE OFFICER HELPING BACK UP THIS

BUS THAT GOT STUCK ON THE ICE --- HOPEFULLY THAT DIDN'T HURT.

OUTSIDE CHICAGO, THEY REOPENED I-94 THIS MORNING AFTER THIS TERRIBLE PILEUP.

THREE PEOPLE DIED. WITNESSES SAY IT LOOKED LIKE A WAR ZONE.

MICHAEL SHEROD. WITNESS. "THE COLLISIONS WERE JUST LIKE LOUDER THAN A

GUNSHOT.

IT WAS HEARTBREAKING WORK FOR FIREFIGHTERS IN QUEBEC CANADA SO COLD, THEY'RE

HAVING TO USE STEAM TO MELT THE ICE AT THE SCENE OF THIS DEADLY FIRE AT A

SENIORS HOME. 8 PEOPLE WERE KILLED, DOZENS ARE UNACCOUNTED FOR, AND THEY'RE

WORRIED THERE ARE STILL VICTIMS INSIDE BEHIND THE ICE.

SOT: "EVERY PERSON INVOLVED IN THIS OPERATION IS WORKING VERY HARD. I CAN

ASSURE YOU EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE IS BEING DONE TO GET THESE ANSWERS."

AT THIS BURNING APARTMENT COMPLEX IN NICHOLASVILLE KENTUCKY.

CUTE KID. "I WAS OUT THERE WITH MY JACKET HALF ON."

THE SHIVERING FIREFIGHTERS WORKED IN SHIFTS.MOVING 14 FAMILIES TO WARMING

SHELTERS.

AND OF ALL THIS COLD COMES AS MANY FAMILIES ARE ALREADY SPENDING MORE ON

FUEL TO HEAT THEIR HOMES.

NEARLY 6 MILLION AMERICANS WHO USE PROPANE ARE NOW PAYING A DOLLAR MORE A

GALLON THAN THEY DID LAST WEEK. Return to index of stories...


TX BRAIN DEAD PREGNANT RULING-TRX, ONCAM, VO


A PREGNANT WOMAN WILL BE REMOVED FROM LIFE SUPPORT IN TEXAS.

BACK IN NOVEMBER SHE SUFFERED A BLOCKAGE IN HER LUNG.

SINCE THEN THE FAMILY HAS BEEN ASKING DOCTORS TO TAKE HER OFF LIFE SUPPORT.

BUT TEXAS STATE LAW FORBID IT BECAUSE SHE WAS PREGNANT.

IN COURT ON FRIDAY THE HOSPITAL SAID THE FETUS CANNOT MAKE IT WITH THE MOM IN THIS CONDITION.

SO THE JUDGE SIDED WITH THE FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


TX BRAIN DEAD PREGNANT RULING-SOTVO


It's a sad situation all the way around. We are relieved the Eric Muñoz can now move forward with the process of burying his wife.

THE COURT RULING GIVES THE HOSPITAL UNTIL MONDAY TO REMOVE HER FROM ALL RESPIRATORS AND VENTILATORS.

Heather King

Muñoz Family Attorney Return to index of stories...


IOWA FIERY CRASH-ONCAM, ENANIBOX


NEW THIS MORNING.

A POLICE CHASE. REACHING SPEEDS OVER 100 MILES PER HOUR.

LEADS TO A FEIRY CRASH.

TAKE A LOOK.

THIS VIDEO WAS CAUGHT ON A DASH CAM.

POLICE IN PLEASANT HILL, IOWA WERE RESPONDING TO A THEFT AT A CONVIENCE STORE.

WHEN THE THIEVES TOOK OFF.

WITHIN 30 MINUTES SPARKS STARTED TO FLY.

THREE OF THE TRUCK'S TIRES HAD BLEW OUT!

AND IN SECONDS THE TRUCK GOES UP IN FLAMES.

A 45 MINUTE WILD CHASE LEADS TO THIS.

A BURNING TRUCK.

AND IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAM. Return to index of stories...


IOWA FIERY CRASH-SOTVO


"Our officers were surprised that the vehicle continued at such a high rate of speed and were able to pick up those high speeds with the tires being flat the way they were running on rims."

THE DRIVER TOLD POLICE HE DIDN'T STOP BECAUSE HE THOUGHT HE HAD AN ARREST WARRANT.

A FEMALE PASSENGER ADMITTED TO STEALING TWEEZERS AND AN EYE BROW PENCIL.

:45-:48

Officer Adam Choat

Pleasant Hill Police Dept. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA THEATER SHOOTING-ONCAM, TRX


NEWLY RELEASED 9-1-1 CALLS ARE REVEALING WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MOMENTS AFTER A DEADLY SHOOTING AT A TAMPA MOVIE THEATER

POLICE SAY CHAD OULSON WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY A RETIRED POLICE CAPTAIN OVER TEXTING.

TWO OFF-DUTY NURSES WERE IN THE THEATER AT THE TIME, AND WORKED URGENTLY TO TRY TO SAVE OULSON'S LIFE.

JACKIE INGLES REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA THEATER SHOOTING-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

Dispatcher: 911 what is your emergency?

Nurse: There's been a gunshot at Cobb theater.

THIS FRANTIC CALL CAME TO 911 AT 1:29 P-M ON JANUARY 13, AND CAPTURES THE LAST MINUTES OF CHAD OULSON'S LIFE.

Nurse: It sounds like there is blood going through his lungs, so we need someone here fast.

YOU CAN HEAR THE OFF DUTY NURSE WHO IS TRYING TO SAVE OULSON'S LIFE.WAIT

.AND WAIT

TO BE TRANSFERRED TO FROM THE DISPATCHER--WHO HANDLES E-M-S CALLS--TO ANOTHER DISPATCHER--IN THE SAME ROOM--THAT HANDLES LAW ENFORCEMENT CALLS.

IT TOOK ONE MINUTE.

Dispatcher: Sheriff's is going to pick up in a minute

Nurse: Okay.

DURING THE 11 MINUTE CALL--THE TWO OFF DUTY NURSES WHO HAPPENED TO BE IN THE SAME THEATER TRIED TO KEEP THE YOUNG FATHER'S HEART BEATING---ALL WHILE OULSON'S WIFE WHIMPERED IN THE BACKGROUND.

Nurse: Come on, come on buddy, breathe.

EMERGENCY CREWS ARRIVED AT 1:33---AND DEPUTIES SHOWED UP 43 SECONDS LATER.

BUT PARAMEDICS DIDN'T GO IN THE THEATER.

Female: Where are they, the pulse is really slow!

Dispatcher: They are on their way.

FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY, PARAMEDICS HAD TO WAIT UNTIL DEPUTIES WENT IN, ASSESSED THE SITUATION AND DETERMINED IF THE SUSPECTED GUNMAN--CURTIS REEVES JUNIOR--WAS NO LONGER ARMED.

THREE MINUTES LATER--PARAMEDICS FINALLY GOT TO OULSON'S SIDE.

Nurse: At this point, I am just trying to make sure this guy stays with us. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA THEATER SHOOTING-SSTOPS


JACKIE INGLES REPORTING.

CURTIS REEVES IS BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND ON A CHARGE OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER. Return to index of stories...


SC STATE SHOOTING-TRX, VOTOPS


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

ONE PERSON IS IN CUSTODY AFTER A FATAL SHOOTING AT SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNVIERSITY.

A 19-YEAR-OLD HAS NOW BEEN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN THE DEATH OF 20-YEAR-OLD BRANDON ROBINSON.

ROBINSON DIED FRIDAY AFTERNOON AFTER HE WAS SHOT ON CAMPUS. Return to index of stories...


SC STATE SHOOTING-SOTVO


--SOT--

"We again are extraordinarily sad about this. He was a very nice young man. And it hurts. It hurts us all."

AUTHORITIES INITIALLY SAID THEY WERE LOOKING FOR FOUR MEN WHO HAD LEFT CAMPUS.

IT WASN'T IMMEDIATELY CLEAR IF OTHER SUSPECTS WERE STILL BEING SOUGHT. Thomas Elzey

SC State University, President Return to index of stories...


BIEBER ESCORT-ONCAM, VO


NEW VIDEO OF POP STAR JUSTIN BIEBER RACING DOWN A MIAMI STREET

TAKE A LOOK.

THIS HOME SECURITY VIDEO SHOWS A YELLOW LAMBORGHNI AND A RED FERRARI RACING DOWN THE SUBURBAN STREET.

THEY ARE FOLLOWED BY AN ENTOURAGE OF BLACK S-U-V'S AND THEN POLICE.

BIEBER ADMITTED TO DRINKING --

SMOKING POT AND TAKING PRESCRIPTION PILLS.

SINCE HE IS A CANADIAN CITIZEN.

THERE'S TALK HE COULD BE DEPORTED IF CONVICTED ON THE DRUG CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


RICK SCOTT ON BIEBER-ONCAM, SOTVO


EVERYONE IS CHIMING IN ON BIEBER'S HIGH PROFILE ARREST.

EVEN GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT.

TAKE A LISTEN.

Here's the nice thing. People want to come to our state. We've had record tourism numbers. Looks like it did last year. So people want to come to our state. They like all parts of our state, but look - you come here you've got to comply with the law."

BIEBER POSTED A 25 HUNDRED DOLLAR BAIL THURSAY. Return to index of stories...


NAN RICH WANTS A DEBATE-ONCAM, VO


DEMOCRAT NAN RICH, WHO'S RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR, WANTS TO DEBATE FELLOW DEMOCRAT CHARLIE CRIST.

CRIST USED TO BE OUR REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR.

NOW HE'S THE FRONT RUNNER IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY.

RICH, WHO REPRESENTED BROWARD COUNTY IN THE LEGISLATURE FOR 12 YEARS, SAYS SHE'S THE TRUE DEMOCRAT.

WEDNESDAY, AS ABORTION RIGHTS ACTIVISTS RALLIED IN TALLAHASSEE, REPORTERS ASKED RICH WHY IT APPEARS SHE'S TRYING TO DISTANCE HERSELF FROM CRIST. Return to index of stories...


NAN RICH WANTS A DEBATE-SOTVO


"well, i'm actually not trying to distance myself. i'm trying to get him to have a debate with me - about the issues. i think it's important for the people of the state of florida to know where we stand."

CRIST'S SPOKESMAN SAYS HIS CAMPAIGN HAS NO PLANS FOR A DEBATE OR TIMETABLE FOR DECIDING ON ONE. Return to index of stories...


RUBIO IN SOUTH KOREA-WIPE, VO


U-S SENATOR MARCO RUBIO MET WITH SOUTH KOREA'S PRESIDENT.

RUBIO IS EXPECTED TO DISCUSS REGIONAL AND GLOBAL ISSUES WITH PRESIDENT PARK GEUN-HYE.

HE'S IN THE COUNTRY FOR THREE DAYS.THE FINAL STOP OF A WEEKLONG TRIP THROUGHOUT ASIA.

RUBIO IS SCHEDULED TO LEAVE SOUTH KOREA LATER IN THE DAY. Return to index of stories...


OBAMACARE ENROLLMENT-OTS, VO


ABOUT THREE MILLION PEOPLE HAVE ENROLLED IN PRIVATE INSURANCE PLANS THROUGH OBAMACARE.

THE FIGURE INDICATES A PICKUP IN ENROLLMENT AHEAD OF THE MARCH 31ST DEADLINE TO OBTAIN INSURANCE OR PAY A FINE.

ABOUT TWO-POINT-ONE MILLION PEOPLE HAD OBTAINED PRIVATE INSURANCE THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST, THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF OPEN ENROLLMENT.

ABOUT 900-THOUSAND PEOPLE GOT PRIVATE INSURANCE IN THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF JANUARY. Return to index of stories...


CONTRACEPTIVES-OTS, VO


IT'S A BIG WIN FOR SOME RELIGIOUS NON-PROFITS.

THE U-S SUPREME COURT IS MAKING SOME OF THEM TEMPORARILY EXEMPT FROM REQUIREMENTS IN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

THE MAIN STICKING POINT IS THE MANDATE TO COVER BIRTH CONTROL.

AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY IN COLLIER COUNTY HAS BEEN A PART OF THIS FIGHT.

THE EXEMPTION STANDS WHILE THE LOWER COURTS CONSIDER THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


STAMPS INCREASE ON SUNDAY-VOTOPS


STARTING TOMORROW STAMPS ARE GOING TO COST A LITTLE EXTRA.

THE U-S POST OFFICE IS RAISING THE PRICE OF STAMPS BY THREE CENTS, FROM 46 TO 49 CENTS.

THE HIKE IS THE LARGEST INCREASE IN CONSUMER POSTAGE PRICES IN MORE THAN A DECADE.

IT WILL AFFECT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.

THE HIKE COMES AFTER THE AGENCY'S REGULATOR GAVE THE GREEN LIGHT BACK IN DECEMBER TO KEEP UP WITH INFLATION AND RECOUP LOSSES INCURRED DURING THE GREAT RECESSION. Return to index of stories...


SAMS CLUBS LAYOFFS-OC


SAM'S CLUB ANNOUNCED THE COMPANY WILL LAY OFF 23 HUNDRED WORKERS.

OR TWO PERCENT OF IT'S WORKFORCE.

ALMOST HALF THE EMPLOYEES AFFECTED ARE ASSISTANT MANAGERS.SOME IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE COMPANY SAYS EACH EMPLOYEE WILL BE PAID FOR 60 DAYS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-ONCAM


STRAIGHT AHEAD.

FLORIDA'S GAY MARRIAGE DEBATE IS HEATING UP.

SIX SAME SEX COUPLES ARE TAKING THE STATE TO COURT.

CLAIMING THE BAN ON MARRIAGE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

THAT'S NEXT AFTER THE BREAK Return to index of stories...


TZ4 SAME SEX MARRIAGE-VO WIPE


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FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


FORECAST OPEN Return to index of stories...


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.

Like most mornings this week, it's another chilly start across Southwest Florida. The good news for you warm weather fans is our weather gradually warms up this weekend with highs back in the 70s for the first time in several days.

After starting this Saturday morning in the 40s, we're on track to warm into the mid to upper 60s by noon with temps peaking around 70 degrees for most of us this afternoon. For the beaches, temperatures will be noticeably cooler, though, as the sea breeze comes in off a very chilly Gulf of Mexico later today; temperatures for our coastal zones should only be able to warm into the upper 60s.

Today's breeze won't be nearly as brisk as it was Friday, which will make for improved boating conditions today.as long as the 59 degrees water temp doesn't bother you.

One change we'll notice today is our sky won't be as sunny due to some clouds passing through Southwest Florida, so expect some cloudy periods at times, especially this morning with some sunnier spells by the afternoon.

Temperatures will be cool again tonight but not as cold as this morning. Most of Southwest Florida will spend the night with lows in the 50s, but a few inland spots could dip into the upper 40s. Return to index of stories...


SAME SEX MARRIAGE-OTS, TRX


THE DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE IS HEATING UP HERE IN FLORIDA.

SIX GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES ARE TAKING THE STATE TO COURT, SAYING THE BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

N-B-C TWO'S TY RUSSELL HAS REACTION FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE HOT BUTTON ISSUE. Return to index of stories...


SAME SEX MARRIAGE-PKG


PKG

FRANK DOWD AND DOUG BALL HAVE BEEN TOGETHER FOR 31 YEARS--MARRIED FOR SIX.

FLORIDA DOESN'T SEE IT THAT WAY.

Doug Ball/ supports gay marriage

22:31:07-22:31:13

"Things across the country are changing so quickly, we don't see a

value for waiting."

THE NAPLES COUPLE TIED THE KNOT IN CANADA.

THEY WANT THEIR HOME STATE TO RECOGNIZE IT.

Frank Dowd/ supports gay marriage

22:35:55-22:36:06

"A few years ago when people weren't out, nobody knew any gay people.

Everybody thought they had three heads and try were monsters. Now,

people like us live in a middle class suburb."

DOWD AND BALL BELIEVE IT'S A LONG ROAD FOR CHANGE--BUT IT'S POSSIBLE.

SIX SAME SEX COUPLES ARE FIGHTING TO CHANGE STATE LAW.

ITS A LAW VOTERS APPROVED OF IN 2008.

Melissa Hillman/ supports traditional marriage

22:40:45-22:40:55

"The bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman and that

anything that's not between a man and a woman is not married."

MELISSA AND GABRIEL HILLMAN HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR EIGHT

YEARS--TOGETHER FOR NEARLY TEN.

BOTH SAY A HIGHER POWER HAS ALREADY RULED ON THE DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE.

22:41:57-22:42:03

Gabriel Hillman/ supports traditional marriage

"Judges stepping in and over ruling it, there is a boundary."

SO FAR, 17 STATES AND DC RECOGNIZE GAY MARRIAGES.

JUDGES OVERTURNED THE LAWS IN SIX OF THOSE STATES.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT FAVORS TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN.

FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST RECENTLY CHANGED HIS OPNION TO SUPPORT

GAY MARRIAGES.

IN LEE COUNTY. TY RUSSELL. NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA-TRX, VOTOPS


A MEDICAL MARIJUANA PETITION HAS ENOUGH SIGNATURES TO MAKE THE 2014 BALLOT.

NOW, THE SUPREME COURT HAS TO DECIDE IF THE LANGUAGE OF THE PROPOSAL IS CONSITUTIONAL.

THE MEASURE WOULD ALLOW DOCTORS TO PRESCRIBE MARIJUANA OR DEBILITATING CONDITIONS.

IF THEY SAY YES, THE LAST HURDLE WILL BE UP TO VOTERS IN NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA UNEMPLOYMENT-OTS


GOOD NEWS FOR JOBS.

FLORIDA'S LATEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS DROPPING AGAIN.

IN DECEMBER, THE RATE WAS 6.2 PERCENT.

THAT'S DOWN FROM 6.4 PERCENT IN JANUARY.

THAT'S THE LOWEST THE RATE HAS BEEN SINCE JULY 2008. Return to index of stories...


FL MORTGAGE SETTLEMENTS-OTS, VO


NEW THIS MORNING

MORE THAN 17-HUNDRED FLORIDIANS WHO LOST THEIR HOMES TO FORECLOSURE.

WILL RECEIVE SOME CASH AS PART OF A NATIONAL SETTLEMENT.

ON FRIDAY ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI ANNOUNCED THAT A TOTAL OF 2.5- MILLION DOLLARS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED.

THE STATE HAD PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED THAT 73-THOUSAND FORMER HOMEOWNERS WOULD ALSO RECEIVE PAYMENTS

FLORIDA NEGOTIATED ONE OF THE LARGEST SHARES IN THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH ALLY FINANCIAL, BANK OF AMERICA, CITIGROUP, JPMORGAN CHASE AND WELLS FARGO. Return to index of stories...


TAX RETURN CHANGES-WIPE, VO


NEW CHANGES ARE ON THE WAY AS YOU FILE YOUR INCOME TAXES.

AMERICANS CAN OFFICIALLY BEGIN FILING THEIR TAX RETURNS ON JANUARY 31ST.

THE I-R-S DELAYED THE ORIGINAL FILING BY 10 DAYS BECAUSE OF THE TWO WEEK GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN LAST YEAR.

THIS YEAR TAXPAYERS IN HIGHER-INCOME BRACKETS MAY FEEL THE MOST PAIN --

THE TOP RATE IS NOW AT 39 POINT 6 PERCENT FOR THOSE WHO MAKE OVER 4-HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THOSE WHO MAKE OVER 2-HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS MAY BE SUBJECT TO A MEDICARE SURTAX. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO SCHOOLS GRADES-OTS, TRX


BACK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY CHARLOTTE COUNTY ISN'T MAKING THE GRADE.

NBC 2'S LUCAS SEILER LOOKED INTO WHAT'S TO BLAME AND HOW THE SCHOOL DISTRICT PLANS ON FIXING THE PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO SCHOOLS GRADES-PKG


NAT "We're finding patterns… some people are better at this than others."

IT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS -

"We gotta protect our children… and give them a good education, it's what we send them to school for."

BRIDGET COWART SAYS SHE'S WORRIED ABOUT HER SON'S FUTURE AFTER LEARNING THE DISTRICT'S MATH SCORES ARE SOME OF THE LOWEST IN FLORIDA -

"For them to come back now and say that it's so alarming… it's like wait… why wait until it's too late?"

WHILE COWART HAD NO IDEA THIS WAS COMING, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS IT WAS ACTUALLY SOMETHING THEY ANTICIPATED.

FLORIDA MADE 34 CHANGES TO THE GRADING SYSTEM - AT THE SAME TIME, CHARLOTTE SCHOOLS LOST ABOUT 41 MILLION DOLLARS IN FUNDING… THE SUPERINTENDANT, DR. DOUGH WHITTAKER, SAYS HE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO MAKE HARSH CUTS.

"We went from 10 paras in elementary to two… and we all but had to just end professional development… just to surive."

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDING WOULD HAVE WENT TOWARD TRAINING TEACHERS AND STAFF ABOUT HOW TO IMPLEMENT NEW TESTING PROCEDURES.

WHITTAKER SAYS THE POOR PERFORMANCE WAS SOMETHING HE KNEW HE'D HAVE TO OWN UP TO.

"You can't make cuts like that and not have it affect student learning… if we could cut that much and we had no affect, then we were wasting 41 million dollars a year."

CHARLOTTE COUNTY SCHOOLS PLANS ON INCREASING THEIR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS NOW… THEY'RE ALSO GOING TO BE TRAINING PRINCIPALS INDIVIDUALLY.

NO WORD ON HOW MUCH FUNDING THEY'LL RECEIVE JUST YET.

IN CC, LS, NBC Return to index of stories...


YOKO ONO EXHIBIT-ONCAM, VO


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

A YOKO ONO EXHIBIT CALLED "IMAGINE PEACE" HAS OPENED AT EDISON STATE COLLEGE.

NBC-2 GOT A SNEAK PEAK AT THE BOB RAUSCHENBERG GALLERY.

IT'S VERY INTERACTIVE.

ONE OF THE THINGS YOU CAN DO--

STAMP THE PHRASE, "IMAGINE PEACE" ON A MAP LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE.

YOU CAN ATTACH YOUR HANDWRITTEN WISH FOR PEACE TO THE WISH TREE.

AND THIS WISH WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE IMAGINE PEACE TOWER IN ICELAND. Return to index of stories...


YOKO ONO EXHIBIT-SOTVO, BNR


her idea with this exhibition is that we all participate and we help to visualize and to make reality this idea of peace

THE EXHIBIT GOES THROUGH MARCH 29TH.

THE GALLERY IS OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, FROM 10 TO 4.

AND SATURDAY FROM 11 UNTIL THREE.

IT'S CLOSED SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, HEAD TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


WIZARD OF OZ -CG TOPS


FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD.

THE BARBARA B MANN WELCOMES THE WIZARD OF OZ TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

PERFORMANCES HAPPEN TOMORROW SUNDAY JANUARY 26TH AT THE BARBARA B. MANN PERFORMING ARTS HALL IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


CHALK ART NAPLES -CG TOPS


ANOTHER EVENT HAPPENING IN NAPLES THIS WEEKEND IS CHALK ART ON FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH.

THE EVENT STARTED AT 8 AND WILL LAST UNTIL 5 TONIGHT.

DOZENS OF ARTISTS INCLUDING CHILDREN, STUDENTS, AND PROFESSIONALS WILL USE ONLY CHALK TO CREATE ORIGINAL ART.

THE EVENT IS FREE. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WINE FESTIVAL AUCTION-VOTOPS


AND IT'S THE LARGEST CHARITY WINE EVENT IN THE COUNTRY!

66 WINE LOTS AND PACKGES WILL BE UP FOR GRABS THIS YEAR. THE BIDDING STARTS AT 11 THIS MORNING AT THE RITZ CARLTON IN NAPLES.

ASIDE FROM THE GLITZ AND GLAM --

MORE THAN 150 THOUSAND KIDS HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT.

ALL PROCEEDS FROM NCEF'S NAPLES WINTER WINE FESTIVAL WILL GO TO 29 OF

OUR LOCAL CHARITIES WHO HELP CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN NEED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THEY HAVE RAISED 110 MILLION SINCE THE EVENT STARTED. Return to index of stories...


MARINE MASCOT SURPRISE-ONCAM, VO


A SCHOOL MASCOT BRINGS ONE COLLEGE STUDENT TO TEARS.

WHY?

BECAUSE HIDDEN INSIDE THE COSTUME, WAS HER DAD.

A MARINE HOME FROM A 6-MONTH DEPLOYMENT IN AFGHANISTAN.

THESURPRISE WAS AT A HOME BASKETBALL GAME, SIMMS HICKS WAS ASKED TO PRESENT THE AMERICAN FLAG.

IT WAS A FLAG HER DAD HAD GIVEN TO NORTH CAROLINA UNIVERSITY.

SIMMS NEVER EXPECTED THE HALF-TIME CEREMONY TO GO LIKE THIS -- Return to index of stories...


MARINE MASCOT SURPRISE-SOTVO


55-

Nats of Reunion, Hug

--BUTT--

Simms Hicks/Daughter

1:18-

"I've always had these visions in my head that maybe he'd run out. You always see those basketball games where the parents get home and they run out from, you know, the back or whatever, but I never expected him to actually be Paws, but it's probably a dream for him come true."

THE HALF-TIME REUNION BROUGHT THE CROWD TO THEIR FEET.

THE PAIR CALLS IT'S A MOMENT THEY'LL REMEMBER AND CHERISH FOREVER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-ONCAM


NBC-2 IS STAYING ON TOP OF BREAKING NEWS.

A TEENAGER SHOT AND KILLED IN A DRIVE BY SHOOTING.

LEAVING FORT MYERS POLICE HUNTING DOWN THE GUNMANE.

NBC-2'S CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE AT THE SCENE Return to index of stories...


TZ5 FORT MYERS SHOOTING-VOTOPS


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TZ5 NEW KORFF EVIDENCE-VO


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NEWS OPEN-CLIP


SHOW OPEN Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING 3-1 SHOT


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME BACK TO THE FINAL HALF HOUR OF NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

IF YOU ARE JUST WAKING UP, WE'LL RUN DOWN THE BIG STORIES OF THE DAY IN JUST A MINUTE, BUT 1ST LETS TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER FOR THE DAY AHEAD.

METEOROLOGIST, JASON DUNNING STANDING UP WITH HIS UPDATED, FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER


Like most mornings this week, it's another chilly start across Southwest Florida. The good news for you warm weather fans is our weather gradually warms up this weekend with highs back in the 70s for the first time in several days.

After starting this Saturday morning in the 40s, we're on track to warm into the mid to upper 60s by noon with temps peaking around 70 degrees for most of us this afternoon. For the beaches, temperatures will be noticeably cooler, though, as the sea breeze comes in off a very chilly Gulf of Mexico later today; temperatures for our coastal zones should only be able to warm into the upper 60s.

Today's breeze won't be nearly as brisk as it was Friday, which will make for improved boating conditions today.as long as the 59 degrees water temp doesn't bother you.

One change we'll notice today is our sky won't be as sunny due to some clouds passing through Southwest Florida, so expect some cloudy periods at times, especially this morning with some sunnier spells by the afternoon.

Temperatures will be cool again tonight but not as cold as this morning. Most of Southwest Florida will spend the night with lows in the 50s, but a few inland spots could dip into the upper 40s.

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...


CLIFTON LIVE-TOSS, BOXES


ALOT OF NEWS HAPPENING OVERNIGHT WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING.

WE BEGIN IN FORT MYERS, WHERE POLICE RESPONDED TO A SHOOTING AROUND 2:15.

WE ARE LEARNING THE NAME OF THE 17-YEAR-OLD GIRL KILLED IN AN OVERNIGHT DRIVE BY SHOOTING --

FORT MYERS POLICE TELL US HER NAME IS ALEXIS WILSON.

WE'RE ALSO LEARNING TWO OTHER GIRLS WERE SHOT DURING THIS DRIVEBY--

MY CO-ANCHOR CLIFTON FRENCH HAS BEEN TALKING TO DETECTIVES AND JOINS US NOW LIVE FROM THE SCENE Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON LIVE-LIVE


LIVE:

IT'S A SCENE THAT'S HARD TO IMAGINE -- A GROUP OF YOUNG LADIES OUT ON A FRIDAY NIGHT --

JUST DRIVING DOWN THE STREET, WHEN THEY PULL UP TO THIS INTERSECTION -- THEN ANOTHER CAR PULLS UP BESIDE THEM IN A HAIL OF GUNFIRE -- KILLING THAT 17-YEAR-OLD FORT MYERS GIRL -- ALEXIS WILSON.

VO:

OVERNIGHT -- THIS AREA WAS TURNED INTO AN ALL OUT HUNT FOR THE SHOOTERS --

THIS IS VIDEO FROM THE CRIME SCENE JUST AFTER THE SHOOTING --

POLICE CLOSED DOWN THE INTERSECTION HERE, AND CANVASSED THE NEAR-BY SIENNA AT VISTA LAKES APARTMENTS.

I JUST TALKED TO THE HOMICIDE DETECTIVE -- WHO SAID THE GIRLS WERE ABLE TO DRIVE THEMSELVES TO THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON LIVE-VO


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CLIFTON LIVE-SOTVO


Detective sgt brian o'reilly

The individuals drove themselves to the hospital advised they were on winkler near shoemaker when another vehicle pulled up and opened fire on the car, initially 5 people in the vehicle, 3 people were shot, 1 was pronounced dead at lee memorial hospital. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON LIVE-LIVE


TAG:

THE OTHER TWO VICTIMS -- WHO ARE ALSO IN THEIR TEENS OR YOUNG 20'S HAVE BEEN TREATED AND RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.

AS FOR THE CAR WITH THE SHOOTER, IT TOOK OFF -- AND POLICE TELL ME THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND IT.

RIGHT NOW, POLICE DO NOT HAVE ANY SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY -- Return to index of stories...


FM ROLLOVER CRASH-TRX, VOTOPS


ANOTHER STORY FROM OVERNIGHT FROM LEHIGH ACRES.

THE WAS A CAR CRASH AROUND 1 THIS MORNING.

A WOMEN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER THE CRASH AT LEE BOULEVARD AND COLLINS DRIVE.

WE CALLED THE NURSING SUPERVISOR AND ARE WAITING TO HEAR BACK ON HER CONDITION.

ONE DRIVER CROSSED OVER THE MEDIAN INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC.

RIGHT NOW, POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE DRIVER OF THE 2ND CAR. Return to index of stories...


I~75 MOTORCYCLE CRASH-ONCAM, SS, VO


THIS MORNING, WE ARE WORKING TO GET UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT A MAN INJURED IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON I-75 FRIDAY MORNING.

OUR OVERNIGHT TEAM, CALLED THE HOSPTIAL TO GET HIS CONDITION.

PARAMEDICS AIRLIFTED JAMES STIRK.

TROOPERS SAY HE SPED INTO THE BACK OF A SMALL TRAILER, SIMILAR TO A U-HAUL.

FIREFIGHTERS HAD TO CUT OPEN THE TRAILER TO GET TO HIM.

TROOPERS TELLING US ALCOHOL WAS A FACTOR.

NBC-2 CHECKED WITH THE HOSPITAL-

THEY'RE NOT GIVING US UPDATED INFORMATION ON HIS CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


NEW KORFF EVIDENCE-TRX, VOTOPS, TAG


RIGHT NOW A GLADES COUNTY MAN IS SITTING IN JAIL, WAITING FOR U.S. MARSHALS TO TAKE HIM BACK TO NEW JERSEY TO FACE A JUDGE ON SEVERAL FEDERAL CHARGES.

JESSEE KORFF WAS ARRESTED LAST WEEK, AND IN COURT FRIDAY, WHERE NEW DISTURBING INFORMATION CAME OUT ABOUT WHAT INVESTIGATORS FOUND ON HIS PROPERTY.

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


NEW KORFF EVIDENCE-BNR-PKG


CLEAN UP CREWS TODAY COMBED THROUGH THE GLADES COUNTY COMPOUND WHERE JESSE KORFF LIVED ALONE.

WHILE IN COURT -- THE 19 YEAR OLD LISTENED AS THE GOVERNMENT LAID OUT WHAT THEY FOUND.

WHEN THEY FIRST SEARCHED THE PROPERTY -- INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY DISCOVERED A PIPE BOMB AND A CASH OF WEAPONS.

PROSECUTORS REVEALED THEY ALSO FOUND RICIN --AND A METH LAB.

THAT'S ON TOP OF THE DEADLY ABRIN THAT LED TO HIS BUST.

UNDERCOVER AGENTS SAID THEY BOUGHT THE TOXIN FROM HIM ONLINE --

PROSECUTORS. SAID KORFF ACTED ALONE.

HE WAS ALONE IN LIFE TOO.

TODAY KORFF'S UNCLE-- WHO OWNS THE MUSE PROPERTY -- JOINED KORFF'S SISTER AT THE HEARING.

THEIR ATTORNEY SAID AS JUVENILE. KORFF WAS ARRESTED FOR THREATENING HIS SISTER WITH A GUN.

HIS FAMILY LIFE -- BROKEN.

PROSECUTORS DESCRIBED KORFF AS "a prolific runaway" WHO "never had a job."

HE WENT INTO FOSTER CARE IN 20-10 FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF HIS MOTHER.

KORFF WAS CITED FOR HAVING MARIJUANA IN 2008.

BUT HIS DRUG PROBLEMS EXTENDED FAR BEYOND THAT.

PROSECUTORS TODAY SAID HE SOLD PSYCHADELLIC MUSHROOMS.

AND SAID KORFF ADMITTED TO USING HEROIN. METH. AND PAINKILLERS FOLLOWING AN A-T-V CRASH THAT LEFT HIM INJURED.

NOW -- HE'S FACING LIFE IN PRISON ON A PAIR OF FEDERAL CHARGES.

THE JUDGE CALLED THE TEEN A DANGER -- AND ORDERED HE REMAIN LOCKED UP. Return to index of stories...


NEW KORFF EVIDENCE-TAG


MATT WRIGHT REPORTING.

KORFF WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO NEW JERSEY IN THE COMING DAYS TO FACE THE CHARGES.

THAT'S WHERE THE UNDERCOVER AGENTS WERE LOCATED. Return to index of stories...


FIREFIGHTERS IN HOSPITAL FOLO-TRX, VOTOPS, SS


OUR OVERNIGHT TEAM, HAS UPDATED INFORMATION ON 2 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED ON THE JOB FRIDAY MORNING.

WE CALLED THE NURSING SUPERVISOR OVERNIGHT AND FOUND OUT THEY ARE BOTH STILL IN THE HOSPITAL.

THIS MORNING, BOTH ARE LISTED IN FAIR CONDITION.

FRIDAY, A WALL COLLAPSED ON TOP OF THEM AS THEY FOUGHT A MASSIVE FIRE.

THE FIRE SPARKED JUST SOUTH OF STATE ROAD 82 IN FORT MYERS --

AT A FRATERNITY HOUSE ON BLAKE STREET.

RIGHT NOW- FORT MYERS FIREFIGHTERS ARE FOCUSED ON GETTING BACK TO WORK --

EVEN AS THEIR CO-WORKERS RECOVER.

THEY SAY DANGER COMES WITH THE JOB. Return to index of stories...


FIREFIGHTERS IN HOSPITAL FOLO-SOTVO, TAG


Mike Szabo, FF

1:13-1:29 " really, definitely feel bad for them. But it's something that while you are on the job, you try not to think about it too much…"

THE FIREFIGHTERS SAY THEY TRAIN A LOT TO TRY TO PREVENT SUCH EVENTS, THIS MORNING WE'RE LEARNING SHANE REMY -- WHO SUFFERED A FRACTURED PELVIS --

IS SUPPOSED TO GET MARRIED IN TWO WEEKS.

TONY PRICE IS RECOVERING FROM INJURIES TO HIS RIBS AND COLLAR BONE.

AND NOW- WE'RE LEARNING JUST WHAT IT WAS THAT SAVED THEIR LIVES.

FIREFIGHTERS ARE POINTING TO A SINGLE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT-

A HELMET. Return to index of stories...


WHALES UPDATE-TRX, VO, ENANIBOX


IT COULD BE MONTHS BEFORE WE KNOW WHAT CAUSED THE DEATH OF 25 PILOT WHALES, FOUND JUST SOUTH OF MARCO ISLAND.

NBC-2 HAS LEARNED THAT THOSE WHALES WILL STAY THERE.

BIOLOGISTS SAY THEY WILL JUST LET NATURE TAKE ITS COURSE.

THIS MORNING RESEARCHERS HAVE RULED OUT NAVY SONAR TESTING AS A CAUSE OF THE DEATHS.

N-B-C TWO'S CHRISTY ANDREWS HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


WHALES UPDATE-PKG


THE SHORE LINE ALONG KICE ISLAND-

TELLS A HEARTBREAKING STORY OF LOYALTY.

Laura Diaz

NOAA

:04

They stay together and they ended up dying the whole group together.

BIOLOGISTS SET OUT TO SAMPLE 25 PILOT WHALES-LINED SIDE BY SIDE IN THE SAND.

9 MALES

16 FEMALES

ONE WHO WAS PREGNANT.

Nat: do you see them? Yes.

THE SAME POD THAT WAS AT GORDON PASS ON MONDAY.

NEVER MADE IT BACK TO DEEPER WATER.

Laura Diaz

NOAA

We tried to herd these animals out in both situations and unfortunately it just didn't work 05

BIOLOGISTS WILL LEAVE THEM HERE AND LET NATURE TAKE ITS COURSE-

BUT WARN BOATERS TO STAY AWAY.

THE CARCASSES CAN CARRY DISEASES,

AND INTERFERING WITH THEM IS A FEDERAL OFFENSE.

Jeff Carter

Rookery Bay

This is a novel thing that has happened and it doesn't happen a lot around here so it intrigues a lot of people and we just want to encourage them to do the right thing 09

AS FOR WHAT CAUSED THIS-

BIOLOGISTS SAY SONAR IS RULED OUT

BUT THEY WILL TEST FOR MORBILLI VIRUS.

A SICKNESS THAT'S KILLED HUNDREDS OF WHALES ALONG THE EAST COAST.

Laura Diaz

NOAA

It's actually prevalent in a lot of species. There's a mass die off happening on the east coast so that's definitely been a concern.

RESULTS THAT COULD TAKE WEEKS-

AND OTHERS-MONTHS--

SEARCHING FOR AN ANSWER WE MAY NEVER KNOW.

Laura Diaz

NOAA

It is what it is and for pilot whales, which are very socially cohesive, sometimes this is what they do.

IN COLLIER COUNTY, CA NBC2.

ANCHOR TAG: Return to index of stories...


WHALES UPDATE-ONCAM


THE WHALES FOUND DEAD LAST MONTH NEAR THE EVERGLADES ALL TESTED NEGATIVE FOR MORBILLI VIRUS. Return to index of stories...


DEAD WHALES FOLO-VO-WIPE


WE ARE ALSO STAYING ON TOP OF A BIG STORY HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. THOSE DEAD WHALES WASHING ASHORE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

INITIAL TESTS DID NOT A SMOKING GUN.

BIOLOGISTS SPENT FRIDAY TAKING SAMPLES OF THE WHALES FOUND DEAD ON KICE ISLAND THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

OF THE 25 WHALES-- BIOLOGISTS FOUND 9 MALES AND 16 FEMALES-- ONE OF WHO WAS PREGNANT.

BIOLOGISTS RULED OUT SONAR AS A CAUSE OF DEATH, BUT SAY THEY WILL TEST FOR MORBILLI VIRUS--A SICKNESS

THAT'S KILLED HUNDREDS OF WHALES ALONG THE EAST COAST.

THEY WARN IT COULD TAKE WEEKS OR MONTHS FOR ANY RESULTS. Return to index of stories...


DEAD WHALES FOLO-SOTVO


:06

Laura Diaz

NOAA

Sometimes a stranding happens and you can't find a straight answer

BIOLOGISTS ARE LEAVING THE WHALES BODIES TO LET NATURE TAKE ITS COURSE-

BUT WARN BOATERS TO STAY AWAY.

THE CARCASSES CAN CARRY DISEASES,

AND INTERFERING WITH THEM IS A FEDERAL OFFENSE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SOC MEDIA SEX ARREST-ONCAM, SS, VO


A WARNING FROM LOCAL DEPUTIES THIS MORNING.

THEY SAY, PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOUR KIDS ARE DOING.

A COLLIER COUNTY DAD WALKED INTO HIS DAUGHTER'S BEDROOM, AND FOUND HER WITH A 22 YEAR OLD STRANGER.

ORTAVIOUS ROBINSON IS NOW IN JAIL, FACING A CHARGE OF LEWD AND LACSIVIOUS BATTERY.

THE GIRL -- WHO IS BETWEEN 12 AND 15 -- TOLD INVESTIGATORS SHE MET ROBINSON ONLINE, AND INVITED HIM OVER.

F-D-L-E TELLS US THEY SEE MEN OFTEN --

PROWLING SOCIAL MEDIA SITES LOOKING TO MEET YOUNG GIRLS.

F-D-L-E'S MESSAGE FOR PARENTS --

TALK TO YOUR CHILDREN.

ASK THEM WHICH WEBSTES THEY USE.

THEN MONITOR WHAT THEY DO ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


NFM SEX ASSAULT PLEA CHANGE-TRX, OTS, SS


NEW, UPDATED INFORMATION THIS MORNING ABOUT A FEDERAL CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CASE.

A NORTH FORT MYERS COUPLE SIGNED A PLEA AGREEMENT WITH PROSECUTORS ADMITTING TO THE CRIME.

JENNIFER SPARKS AND ALAN JOHNSON WILL BE IN COURT NEXT WEEK TO PLEAD GUILTY.

PROSECUTORS SAY THEY RAPED A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL AND RECORDED IT ON A CELL PHONE.

DEPUTIES SAY SOMEONE FOUND THE PHONE IN A STORE PARKING LOT IN CAPE CORAL AND TURNED IT IN.

SPARKS AND JOHNSON WERE WORKING TO GET THE EVIDENCE THROWN OUT CLAIMING INVESTIGATORS DIDN'T HAVE A WARRANT TO SEARCH THE PHONE.

THE JUDGE DENIED THAT REQUEST. Return to index of stories...


ATTORNEY DISBARRED-OTS


A DISBARRED ATTORNEY, WHO USED TO LIVE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, PLEADED GUILTY FOR HER ROLE IN A MEDICARE FRAUD SCHEME.

59 YEAR OLD MARGARITA GRISHKOFF NOW LIVES IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.

SHE FACES UP TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON.

THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE JUST SENT US THIS INFORMATION.

INVESTIGATORS THINK SHE, AND OTHERS, USED PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS AND OTHER BUSINESSES TO SUBMIT MORE THAN 28 MILLION DOLLARS IN FRAUDULENT REIMBURSEMENT CLAIMS.

MEDICARE PAID MORE THAN 14 MILLION DOLLARS ON THOSE CLAIMS. Return to index of stories...


88 YR OLD BEATEN UP-TRX, ONCAM, SS, TAG


A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN IS STILL IN JAIL THIS MORNING.

AFTER DEPUTIESSAY HE CHOKED AN 88 YEAR OLD MAN.

INVESTIGATORS SAY 47 YEAR OLD JOHN MCHUGH BURST INTO HIS MOTHER'S HOME AND SHATTERED A GLASS TABLE, THREATENING TO KILL EVERYONE IN THE HOME.

HIS MOTHER BECAME FRIGHTENED, WENT TO HER CAR, AND CALLED DEPUTIES.

BY THE TIME THEY ARRIVED, MCHUGH WAS REPORTEDLY ON TOP OF HER 88 YEAR OLD HUSBAND, CHOKING HIM.

MCHUGH WAS TAKEN TO JAIL AND FACES BATTERY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES GOLD FRAUD-ONCAM, SS


THIS MORNING, NAPLES POLICE NEED YOUR HELP, FINDING A JEWELRY CON ARTIST.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THIS GUY SOLD TWO GOLD CHAINS TO A JEWELER ON GULFSHORE BOULEVARD.

BUT SECURITY CAMERAS SHOW HIM SWAPPING OUT THE REAL GOLD WITH FAKE NECKLACES.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE HIM CONTACT NAPLES POLICE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES WINTER WINE FESTIVAL -VO TOPS


THE WORLD RENOWNED NAPLES WINTER WINE FESTIVAL IS TODAY AT THE RITZ CARLTON.

SOME OF THE BEST CHEFS AND VINTERS ARE IN TOWN FOR THE 3 DAY GALA.

THE BIDDING STARTS AT 11. 65 AUCTION ITEMS THIS YEAR.

THE MONEY RAISED SUPPORTS 29 LOCAL CHARITIES. THE EVENT HAS RAISED 110 MILLION SINCE 2001. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-ONCAM


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW.

THEY'RE CALLED 'WAKE UP' STROKES, HAPPENING WHILE SOMEONE

IS ASLEEP, HOW IT COULD AFFECT THEIR TREATMENT, COMING UP IN HEALTH

MATTERS. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 HEALTH MATTERS-VOWP


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TRASH OR TREASURE-SOTTOPS


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GMA PKG: MUPPETS EAT-INTRO


THEY'VE HELPED GENERATIONS OF KIDS LEARN THEIR NUMBERS AND ABC'S.

NOW THE WHOLE MUPPETS CREW IS ON A MISSION TO CONVINCE TOTS TO EAT THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW!

REENA NINAN IS HERE WITH MORE. Return to index of stories...


GMA PKG: MUPPETS EAT-PKG


COOKIE MONSTER?

Nats of Cookie Monster devouring cookies

HOW ABOUT VEGGIE MONSTER.

Nats of Cookie Monster with veggies

THE FAMOUS SESAME STREET CHARACTERS MAY BE TRADING IN THEIR FAVORITE TREATS

Nats - COOKIE MONSTER:

"taking only cookies all wrong"

FOR SOME HEALTHIER OPTIONS, HOPING THAT YOUNG VIEWERS WILL FOLLOW IN THE

FOOTSTEPS OF THEIR FURRY FRIENDS.

Nats -- GROVER:

"I am here with the world famous, Dr. Ruster."

MEET THE NEWEST EDITION TO THE SESAME STREET FAMILY.

Nats - DR. RUSTER:

"to keep our body healthy and strong"

MOUNT SINAI CARDIOLOGIST, DR. VALENTIN FUSTER PARTNERED WITH "

SESAME WORKSHOP" IN 2006 TO TEACH CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD HEALTHY HABITS -

-- THE RESULT? A MUPPETIZED-M-D, FASHIONED AFTER HIMSELF.

SOT

DR. VALENTIN FUSTER

DIRECTOR, MT. SINAI HEART CENTER

"Dr. Ruster says to the muppets first of all, take care of yourself. Health

is important for your life."

MY OLD FRIENDS ON SESAME STREET MAY BE GETTING A MINI-MAKEOVER

Nats - REENA WITH GROVER

Reena: "Well give me five! I am so impressed."

Grover: "Thank you!"

BUT WILL REGULATING THE BLUE MONSTER'S COOKIE INTAKE REALLY DO THE TRICK.

NATS COOKIE MONSTER.WHEN IT COMES TO KIDS' HEALTH? A THREE-YEAR

EXPERIMENT IN SOUTH AMERICA PUT DR. FUSTER'S THEORIES TO THE TEST.

SOT

DR. VALENTIN FUSTER

DIRECTOR, MT. SINAI HEART CENTER

"We decided to teach health over a period of 70-hours in six months/ and

the results of this project have been outstanding."

THE STUDY, PRESENTED TO THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION IN NOVEMBER, SHOWS

THAT THE PERCENTAGE OF KIDS AT A HEALTHY WEIGHT ROSE 13 PERCENT OVER THE

THREE-YEAR-PERIOD. Return to index of stories...


GMA PKG: MUPPETS EAT-TAG


THE PROGRAM CURRENTLY EDUCATES 50 THOUSAND CHILDREN IN COLOMBIA AND SPAIN

AND DUE TO ITS SUCCESS, IT'S COMING TO THE U-S. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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FORECAST-WX WALL


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.

Like most mornings this week, it's another chilly start across Southwest Florida. The good news for you warm weather fans is our weather gradually warms up this weekend with highs back in the 70s for the first time in several days.

After starting this Saturday morning in the 40s, we're on track to warm into the mid to upper 60s by noon with temps peaking around 70 degrees for most of us this afternoon. For the beaches, temperatures will be noticeably cooler, though, as the sea breeze comes in off a very chilly Gulf of Mexico later today; temperatures for our coastal zones should only be able to warm into the upper 60s.

Today's breeze won't be nearly as brisk as it was Friday, which will make for improved boating conditions today.as long as the 59 degrees water temp doesn't bother you.

One change we'll notice today is our sky won't be as sunny due to some clouds passing through Southwest Florida, so expect some cloudy periods at times, especially this morning with some sunnier spells by the afternoon.

Temperatures will be cool again tonight but not as cold as this morning. Most of Southwest Florida will spend the night with lows in the 50s, but a few inland spots could dip into the upper 40s. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS: STROKE WAKE UP CALL-TRX, VO IN PLA


NUMBERS VARY, BUT IT'S THOUGHT AS MANY AS A 25-PERCENT OF STROKES HAPPEN DURING THE NIGHT WHILE PEOPLE ARE ASLEEP.

AND THAT CAN HAVE SERIOUS IMPLICATIONS ON HOW THEY ARE TREATED.

AMY OSHIER EXPLAINS IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS: STROKE WAKE UP CALL-PKG


COLD OPEN

FRANK SULLIVAN/STROKE SURVIVOR

RUNS:

:22 I was asleep at the time and was not aware than anything had happened.

HE COULDN'T PINPOINT WHAT IT WAS, OR WHEN IT HAPPENED. BUT FRANK

SULLIVAN KNEW SOMETHING WENT TERRIBLY WRONG DURING THE NIGHT.

FRANK SULLIVAN/STROKE SURVIVOR

RUNS:

1:36 I couldn't walk, I could not feel anything on my right side.

RESEARCHERS ESTIMATE ABOUT 58,000 PEOPLE A YEAR IN THE U-S GO TO

THE ER WITH A WAKE-UP STROKE. THEY'RE CALLED "WAKE-UP STROKES"

DR. NIMA MOWZOON/NEUROLOGIST

RUNS:

11:29 As soon as they wake up. they realize they can't move on one side or what not.

And it turns out that at some time during sleep they had a stroke.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

These wake-up strokes present a problem: Clot-busters must be given within a window

of opportunity- and if no one knows when the stroke occurred, it may exclude someone

from this option.

DR. NIMA MOWZOON/NEUROLOGIST

RUNS:

11:29 They seemed to be last normal at 10 o clock at night and they wake up at 7 and

they've had the stroke- so that essentially brings the patient out of the 4 1/2 hour time

window and so we wouldn't be able to give that patient IV thrombolitics.

FRANK SULLIVAN/STROKE SURVIVOR

RUNS:

:55 Since I was asleep they couldn't tell when it happened. Could've been three hours,

could've been three minutes, nobody knows.

NEW STUDIES MAY PROVIDE HELP. USING AN MRI TO ACT AS A 'SURROGATE

CLOCK', RESEARCHERS ARE TRYING TO PINPOINT STROKE ONSET, WHICH

MAY BE ALLOW SOME PEOPLE TO GET BRAIN-SAVING CLOT BUSTERS.

DR. NIMA MOWZOON/NEUROLOGIST

RUNS:

11:29 We might be able to use our technology to identify which part of the brain is

at risk of impending stroke and how much stroke that patient has already had and

there may be certain patients in that category that still can benefit from the additional

treatments.

TIMING IS EVERYTHING- IF YOU SUSPECT SOMEONE HAS SUFFERED A WAKE-

UP STROKE. CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY, BECAUSE THE CLOCK IS RUNNING. FOR

LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


FLU UPDATE-TRX, VOTOPS


WE ARE NOW IN THE PEAK OF FLU SEASON.

41 STATES ARE NOW REPORTING WIDESPREAD FLU ACTIVITY.

THIS WEEK CASES DID NOT SPIKE AS SIGNIFICANTLY AS IT DID IN WEEKS PAST.

HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY HOSPITALIZATIONS FOR THE ILLNESS HAS ALSO DECREASED.

BUT FLU ACTIVITY REMAINS ABOVE EPIDEMIC LEVELS. Return to index of stories...


RESTAURANT SODIUM-VO IN PLASMA, FULL


DINING OUT IS BECOMING UNHEALTHY.

ON AVERAGE AMERICANS EAT OUT FOUR TO FIVE TIMES A WEEK.

WHICH COULD EXPOSE YOU TO HIGH AMOUNTS OF SALT IN EACH MEAL.

EXPERTS AT THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION ARE TRYING TO WORK WITH RESTAURANTS SO PEOPLE CAN KEEP ENJOYING THE FOODS THEY LOVE, BUT WITH LESS SODIUM.

THEY ARE ENCOURAGING HEALTH DEPARTMENTS TO TEACH RESTAURANT OWNERS ABOUT LOW-SODIUM ALTERNATIVES, AND TO OFFER LOW-SODIUM MENU ITEMS AT A CHEAPER PRICE. Return to index of stories...


MARRIAGE AND DIABETES-VO IN PLASMA, FULL


A COUPLE WHO LIVES TOGETHER -- MAY HAVE DIABETES TOGETHER!

A NEW CANADIAN STUDY FOUND A 26-PERCENT INCREASE IN THE RISK OF DEVELOPING TYPE TWO DIABETES WHEN A SPOUSE ALSO HAS THE CONDITION.

RESEARCHERS SAY COUPLES OFTEN SHARE THE SAME RISKY BEHAVIORS THAT LEAD TO DIABETES.

LIKE POOR DIET AND EXERCISE HABITS.

BUT THIS ALSO MEANS COUPLES CAN WORK TOGETHER TO IMPROVE THEIR LIFESTYLE.

AND REVERSE THEIR DIABETES DIAGNOSIS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SEVEN-PLASMA


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW IS

COMING UP - WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

WITH A LAST LOOK AT YOUR WEEKEND FORECAST WITH METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING.

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GMA MUPPETS EAT-VOTOPS


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TRASH OR TREASURE-PKG


This week.

"Vintage Cookie Jars"

TRT: 3:18:00

With Tease Return to index of stories...


OVERNIGHT SHOOTING-TRX-VOTOPS-WIPE


NOW LET'S TAKE ONE MORE LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

FORT MYERS POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THEIR FIRST HOMICIDE OF THE YEAR.

17 YEAR OLD DEAD ALEXIS WILSON WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN A DRIVE BY SHOOTING.

TWO OTHERS WERE ALSO SHOT.

THEY WERE TREATED AND RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL

POLICE SAY A CAR PULLED UP NEXT TO THEM NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF VERONICA SHOEMAKER AND WINKLER AVENUE--

---AND STARTED SHOOTING.

YOU CAN COUNT ON NBC-2 FOR THE LATEST ON THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


ROLLOVER CRASH-VOTOPWP


ONE PERSON IS IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER A CAR CRASH IN LEHIGH ACRES.

WE KNOW TWO CARS COLLIDED AT LEE BOULEVARD AND COLLINS.

ONE DRIVER CROSSED OVER THE MEDIAN INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC.

A WOMAN IN A MINI VAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL, AND WE HAVE CALLS INTO THE NURSING SURPERVISOR TO FIND OUT HOW SHE IS DOING.

AS FOR THE DRIVER OF THE OTHER CAR, A WITNESS SAYS THE PERSON FLED THE SCENE.

RIGHT NOW, POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING. Return to index of stories...


FIREFIGHTER UPDATE-VOTOPS


2 LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS REMAIN IN HOSPTIAL THIS MORNING, AFTER BEING INJURED BATTLING A BLAZE FRIDAY.

BOTH ARE IN FAIR CONDITION-

A WALL COLLAPSED ON TOP OF THEM AS THEY FOUGHT A MASSIVE FIRE AT A FRATERNITY IN FORT MYERS.

LUCKILY-

NO ONE ELSE WAS INJURED-

THE TWO ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WINE FESTIVAL-VOTOPS


THE WORLD RENOWNED NAPLES WINTER WINE FESTIVAL IS TODAY AT THE RITZ CARLTON.

SOME OF THE BEST CHEFS AND VINTERS ARE IN TOWN FOR THE 3 DAY GALA.

THE BIDDING STARTS AT 11. 65 AUCTION ITEMS THIS YEAR.

THE MONEY RAISED SUPPORTS 29 LOCAL CHARITIES. THE EVENT HAS RAISED 110 MILLION SINCE 2001. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-3-SHOT


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...


CLOSE-3-SHOT


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CREDITS-REM LIVE


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