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DIRECTOR PAGE TEASE TWO-2SHOT
H1) RADEL RESIGNATION-trxVOTOPS TZ2 A WX IMPACT ON TOURISM-VO-WIPE
H2) MEDICAL MARIJUANA-trxSOTVO TZ2 B HURRICANE SALES TAX-VOTOPS
H3) AMERICA PARALYZED-trxVOTOPS FIRST ALERT OPEN-CLIP
SHOW OPEN-CLIP FORECAST-WXWALL
RADEL RESIGNATION-2SH-TURN-1SH WX IMPACT ON TOURISM-OC
RADEL RESIGNATION-PLASMA WX IMPACT ON TOURISM-PKG
RADEL RESIGNATION-PKG HURRICANE SALES TAX-VO
RADEL RESIGNATION-PLASMA JENNIFER SPARKS PLEA-SS
BONITA CITY COUNCIL ELECTION-ONCAM CLINTON DRAKE PLEA-(2)SSTOPS
MEDICAL MARIJUANA-ONCAM SIENNA DRIVE BY UPDATE-SS-VO
MEDICAL MARIJUANA-PKG ABORTION PILL TRIAL-VOTOPS
MEDICAL MARIJUANA-ONCAM MAN TRAMPLED BY BULLS-trxVOTOPS-WIPE
COLD BLAST PREPS-ANIBOX MAN TRAMPLED BY BULLS-SOTVO
fl cold wx preps-vo MARIJUANA CONTESTS-VO
america paralyzed-vo FLATULENT COWS-ONCAM
gas shortage-vo SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO
WEATHER OPEN-CLIP SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
NATIONAL WEATHER-WXWALL SPORTS
WX COVERAGE TEASE-ONCAM EMPIRE STATE BUILDING-VOTOPS
FARM BILL-VO SUPER BOWL WEATHER-ON CAM VO
CITRUS GREENING-trxVOTOPS SUPER BOWL MONDAY-SOT
STATE OF THE UNION-VO-SS SUPER BOWL MEDIA DAY-ON CAM
HUMAN TRAFFICKING-ONCAM AP TOP 25-VIDBX RVL-WIPE
HUMAN TRAFFICKING-PKG DONOVAN REAX-SOT
NAPLES SUSPECT SEARCH-TRX ,OC, SS FHSAA DISTRICTS-ON CAM
TEASE ONE-ONCAM NAPLES SOUTH FM-VOTOPS-WIPE
TZ1 A ABORTION PILL TRIAL-VO-WIPE CSN AT DUNBAR-VOTOPS-WIPE
TZ1 B MARIJUANA CONTEST-VOTOPS MICKELSON UPDATE-VOTOPS
FIRST ALERT FORECAST TEASE-STC MCNEILL UPDATE-ON CAM
NAPLES PARK WATER PIPE-trxOC-VO-WIPE SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
STOLEN MANUSCRIPT-VOTOPS LENO FALLON-VO-WIPE
SOCHI OPEN-CLIP LENO FALLON-SOTVO
LINDSAY VONN-VOTOPS CLOSE SHOW-4SHOT


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H1) RADEL RESIGNATION-trxVOTOPS


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS WITHOUT A CONGRESSMAN TONIGHT.

WE HAVE THE LATEST ON TREY RADEL'S RESIGNATION. Return to index of stories...


H2) MEDICAL MARIJUANA-trxSOTVO


Anthony Cincotti

Used Medical Marijuana

3030 this is about helping sick people. And improving the quality of life.

DO YOU WANT MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN FLORIDA?

YOU'LL HAVE THE FINAL SAY ON THE HOT BUTTON ISSUE. Return to index of stories...


H3) AMERICA PARALYZED-trxVOTOPS


AND A MASSIVE WINTER STORM IS PARALYZING MUCH OF THE NATION.

THE EFFECTS ARE BEING FELT RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

N-B-C 2 NEWS STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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RADEL RESIGNATION-2SH-TURN-1SH


RIGHT NOW SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS NOT REPRESENTED IN THE U-S HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

GOOD EVENING I'M LINDSAY LOGUE.

AND I'M PETER BUSCH.

TODAY CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL HAD A SUDDEN CHANGE OF HEART AND RESIGNED.

NOW VOTERS WILL DECIDE WHO WILL TAKE THAT SEAT --

AND AS N-B-C TWO'S LAURA ROBERTS FOUND OUT, THE ENTIRE COMPLEXITY OF THE UPCOMING ELECTION HAS CHANGED. Return to index of stories...


RADEL RESIGNATION-PLASMA


AS OF 6-30 TONIGHT, TREY RADEL IS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S *FORMER CONGRESSMAN.

THE RACE FOR HIS SEAT WAS ALREADY HEATING UP -

AND NOW WITH AN UPCOMING SPECIAL ELECTION , THAT RACE IS SPEEDING UP. Return to index of stories...


RADEL RESIGNATION-PKG


PKG:

THE SELF PROCLAIMED HIP HOP CONGRESSMAN CALLS IT QUITS.

Gov Rick Scott

13:32 13:38

I think he did the right thing for his family. I think he did then

right thing for the state:35 I'm glad he's getting taken care of, I

think he went to rehab

IN HIS RESIGNATION LETTER, TREY RADEL WROTE HE CANNOT FULLY AND

EFFECTIVELY SERVE ANYMORE -

ACKNOWLEDGING QUOTE *SOME OF MY STRUGGLES HAD SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES.*

Sara Dimattina

Voter

28:57

someone who is buying drugs and partaking in the use of drugs I don't

think is the right person to be representing us

EVEN BEFORE TODAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT --

A HANDFUL OF CANDIDATES SAID THEY *ARE THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB-

NOW WITH RADEL OUT --

THE FIELD COULD GROW EVEN MORE FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION.

ROBOCALL-

:39 THIS IS A QUICK POLL.

JUST MINUTES AFTER RADEL'S RESIGNATION -

YOU MIGHT HAVE received THIS CALL.

ROBOCALL

:45 in a prospective special election primary in Florida's 19th

congress district who would you vote for?:53

IT MENTIONS FOUR NAMES -

ONLY ONE OF THEM, PAIGE KREEGAL, HAS OFFICALLY ANNOUNCED HIS RUN

Kreegal

"we've been running since January second and it's full steam ahead.

Whatever happens, happens."

IT ALSO MENTIONS LIZBETH BENAQUISTO, CHAUNCEY GOSS, AND CONNIE MACK-

WHO HAVEN'T FILED.

THOSE WHO ARE IN THE RACE - REALIZE IT NOW WILL BE A MUCH SHORTER ONE.

INCLUDING DEMOCRAT APRIL FREEMAN, THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE RAY

NETHERWOOD, AND REPUBLICANS MIKE GIALLOMBARDO, BRIAN GIBENS, AND CURT

CLAWSON.

33:43

We're ready to compress if we have to because as luck would have it we

were just about ready to get going right now anyway:50

UNTIL THAT SPECIAL ELECTION -

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WON'T HAVE A VOTE IN THE HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


RADEL RESIGNATION-PLASMA


GOVERNOR SCOTT IS WORKING WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO

DETERMINE WHEN THAT SPECIAL ELECTION WILL BE.

WHOEVER WINS THAT ELECTION, WILL BE LISTED AS THE INCUMBENT IN

THE REGULAR ELECTION THIS FALL. Return to index of stories...


BONITA CITY COUNCIL ELECTION-ONCAM


VOTERS IN BONITA SPRINGS WILL DECIDE ON TWO COUNCIL SEATS TOMORROW.

IT'S FOR DISTRICTS THREE AND FIVE.

POLLS ARE OPEN SEVEN UNTIL SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA-ONCAM


VOTERS WILL HAVE THE FINAL SAY ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN FLORIDA.

TODAY, THE STATE SUPREME SAID THE PROPOSAL COULD APPEAR ON NOVEMBER'S BALLOT.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS TALKED WITH PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES WHO AGREE THERE'S A LOT AT STAKE.THEY JUST DISAGREE ON WHAT THAT IS. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA-PKG


TRT 1:25

THE POT DEBATE IS COMING TO A BALLOT BOX NEAR YOU.

FOR ANTHONY CINCOTTI IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING.

Anthony Cincotti

Used Medical Marijuana

2844-2850

Suffering sucks. And if we can alleviate it with a plant, I think we should be doing it.

CINCOTTI SUFFERED A WORK INJURY TO HIS SPINAL CORD WHILE LIVING IN NEVADA.

ONE OF 20 STATES WHERE MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS LEGAL.

BUT WHEN HE MOVED TO FLORIDA-THAT RELIEF WAS NO LONGER AN OPTION.

TODAY, THERE'S HOPE HE'LL GET IT BACK.

Anthony Cincotti

Used Medical Marijuana

2706-2710

Every big win is comprised of a bunch of small victories.

THE INITIATIVES BIGGEST BACKER SINCE THE PETITION BEGAN HAS BEEN FLORIDA ATTORNEY JOHN MORGAN.

John Morgan

Supports Medical Marijuana Initiative

This is phase one. Phase two will be the actual vote in November. And I think it's going to pass overwhelmingly.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DRUG FREE AMERICA FOUNDATION SAYS IF IT PASSES --

THIS LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA--WILL PUT KIDS AND FAMILIES AT RISK.

Calvina Fay

Exec. Dir - drug free america foundation

19:37:38

It's been a disaster in other states. It hasn't been about medicine, it's not well controlled and it comes with all kinds of abuses."

ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI CALLED THE LEGISLATION MISLEADING

AND URGED FLORIDIANS TO READ IT IN FULL.

A CLAIM SUPPORTERS SAY IS INSULTING TO VOTERS.

PHONER

Ben Pollara

Campaign Manager, United For Care

3651-3700

It's pretty simple and if she believes that it is misleading to the voters of Florida then she doesn't have a whole lot of respect for the intelligence of the voters of Florida.

THE ULTIMATE DECISION - NOW IN THE HANDS OF VOTERS.

Anthony Cincotti

Used Medical Marijuana

2953-2956

We get out there and continue what we are doing. Talking to people. Spreading the word

BUTT TO

Anthony Cincotti

Used Medical Marijuana

3028-3036

Ultimately at the end of the day this is about helping sick people. And improving the quality of life. And I just can't understand how anybody could vote against it.

IN LEE COUNTY, CA NBC2. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA-ONCAM


A RECENT POLL SHOWS MORE THAN 80% OF VOTERS IN FLORIDA ARE IN FAVOR OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SAYS HE PLANS TO VOTE AGAINST IT.

HIS DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGERS FORMER STATE SENATOR NAN RICH AND FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST SUPPORT IT. Return to index of stories...


COLD BLAST PREPS-ANIBOX


NOW TO THAT DEEP FREEZE GRIPPING MUCH OF THE COUNTRY --

MILLIONS ARE BRACING FOR MORE MISERABLE COLD WEATHER --

IT'S GETTING WORSE AND SPREADING INTO PLACES LIKE FLORIDA NOT USED TO THE BRUTAL COLD.

SCHOOLS --

COURTS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICES PLAN IN THE PANHANDLE PLAN TO CLOSE TUESDAY.

FROM THE DAKOTAS TO MINNESOTA.THE NATION'S MIDSECTION IS PARALYZED.

SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTRY ARE SEEING NEGATIVE 30 TO NEGATIVE 60 DEGREE TEMPS WITH THE WIND CHILL.

AND MANY ARE WORRIED THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HEAT THEIR HOMES AFTER A NATURAL GAS PIPELINE EXPLOSION IN CANADA CAUSED A SHORTAGE. Return to index of stories...


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america paralyzed-vo


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gas shortage-vo


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WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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NATIONAL WEATHER-WXWALL


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WX COVERAGE TEASE-ONCAM


AND COMING UP IN ABOUT 10 MINUTES--

WE DISCOVERED THE FRIGID WEATHER IS IMPACTING FLORIDA'S TOURISM NUMBERS --

WE'LL TELL YOU LEE COUNTY'S ECONOMY IS STANDING UP TO THE COLD BLAST. Return to index of stories...


FARM BILL-VO


CONGRESS HAS A DEAL ON A FARM BILL THAT COULD IMPACT THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS.

TODAY HOUSE AND SENATE NEGOTIATORS AGREED ON A NEW FIVE-YEAR BILL.

IT'S EXPECTED SAVE AN ESTIMATED 24 BILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS.

NINE BILLION OF WHICH WILL BE CUT FROM FOOD STAMPS. Return to index of stories...


CITRUS GREENING-trxVOTOPS


SENATOR BILL NELSON INCLUDED IN THE FARM BILL 125 MILLION DOLLARS TO FIGHT THE CITRUS-GREENING DISEASE.

IF APPROVED.

THE MONEY WILL FUND RESEARCH INTO FIGHTING THE DISEASE THAT HAS PUT A DENT IN OUR STATE'S CITRUS CROP IN RECENT YEARS. Return to index of stories...


STATE OF THE UNION-VO-SS


TOMORROW NIGHT PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL GIVE HIS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS.

WHITE HOUSE ADVISERS SAY MANY OF THE THEMES - AND EVEN THE TONE - MIGHT SOUND FAMILIAR.

BUT THEY SAY THE PRESIDENT HAS A NEW PLAN OF ACTION.

HE'S EXPECTED TO LAY OUT AN AGENDA TO COMPLETE WITH - OR WITHOUT - HELP FROM A GRIDLOCKED CONGRESS.

YOU CAN COUNT ON N-B-C TWO.

WE'LL BE AIRING THE SPEECK LIVE STARTING AT NINE P-M.

AND WE'LL BRING YOU FULL COVERAGE ON THE NEWS AT 11. Return to index of stories...


HUMAN TRAFFICKING-ONCAM


HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS PICKING UP IN THE UNITED STATES.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO A LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTY WHO SAYS THE PROBLEM USUALLY HIDES IN THE SHADOWS.

NBC2'S ALEX DE ARMAS EXPLAINS HOW A LOCAL ORGANIZATION IS WORKING TO FIX THAT. Return to index of stories...


HUMAN TRAFFICKING-PKG


Nat Sound: "scary music"

Jeanie Turner, Executive Director, One Way Out

24:39-24:50 "the first time she was sold was by her mother at three years old…"

WOMEN SOLD FOR SEX.

IT HAPPENS ALL AROUND US --

EVEN HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

"…She remembers that. And she remembers again when she was sold at 6."

JEANIE TURNER RUNS "ONE WAY OUT" MINISTRY IN FORT MYERS.

SHE'S BEEN HELPING VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING FOR 20 YEARS.

Jeanie Turner, Executive Director, One Way Out

30:25-30:31 "Yeah there's been quite a few. Not to mention, all the ones they haven't found yet.

TURNER SAYS THIS 21 CENTURY VERSION OF SLAVERY IS A DARK REALITY.

AND FOR YOUNG GIRLS WHO RUN AWAY THE RISKS ARE HIGH.

Jeanie Turner, Executive Director, One Way Out

26:17-26:30 "We'll if she's not found in the first 24 hours, the odds are some trafficker out there some guy is going to pick her up, drug her, and she'll be workin the streets by tomorrow."

IN 2006 --- AUTHORITIES FOUND THIS BROTHEL IN BONITA SPRINGS.

ON A BUSY NIGHT-WOMEN, HELD CAPTIVE, WOULD HAVE SEX WITH 30 TO 40 MEN.

IN GOLDEN GATE--- ANOTHER BROTHEL-BUSTED A YEAR AGO.

WHERE 11 WOMEN WERE FORCED TO HAVE SEX FOR MONEY.

AND IN OCTOBER-THIS MAN WAS ARRESTED ACCUSED OF HOLDING A WOMAN AGAINST HER WILL AND SELLING HER FOR SEX IN A FORT MYERS MOTEL.

NAT SOUND: "scary music"

THE EXACT NUMBER OF CASES FILED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS UNCLEAR.

THAT'S WERE THE WOMEN'S FUND OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMES IN.

THEY ARE WORKING WITH FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY TO ORGANIZE INFORMATION.

THEY WANT TRAFFICKERS HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

TONIGHT THEY TOOK THE FIRST STEP IN THAT PROCESS BY INVESTING A 150 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO CREATE A NEW CENTER WHERE THAT INFORMATION CAN BE SHARED.

SOT

5:16-5:36

Lou Pontius, Chair, The Women's Fund of Southwest Florida

"This gives a one place concentrated in the entire region to take law and order and victim services all under one roof of people knowing what's going on. Without communication, we can't possibly put the bad guys in jail. "

THE CENTER IS EXPECTED TO OPEN IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

EVERYONE INVOLVED HOPES THE INFORMATION COLLECTED AND STORED WILL FINALLY PUT AN END TO A PROBLEM.

TURNER HOPES IT WILL SHINE A LIGHT ON A SERIOUS ISSUE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES SUSPECT SEARCH-TRX ,OC, SS


COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER SUSPECT IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF FORMER MARINE IN EAST NAPLES.

ACCORDING TO OUR NEWS PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS CALEB FERNANDEZ WAS WITH

SCHUYLER MORRIS THE NIGHT

CHRISTOPHER COREY AND HIS TWO DOGS WERE SHOT AND KILLED.

WHILE HE'S NOT BEEN ARRESTED DEPUTIES SAY FERNANDEZ IS A SUSPECT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-ONCAM


A FLORIDA MAN TRICKED HIS GIRLFRIEND INTO TAKING AN ABORTION PILL.

TODAY HE LEARNED HIS PUNISHMENT.

DETAILS STRAIGHT AHEAD.

AND YOU HAVE TO HEAR ABOUT THIS.

POT PLANT JUDGING AND JOINT-ROLLING AT THE COUNTY FAIR. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A ABORTION PILL TRIAL-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B MARIJUANA CONTEST-VOTOPS


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST TEASE-STC


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NAPLES PARK WATER PIPE-trxOC-VO-WIPE


RELIABLE WATER SERVICE IS COMING TO A NORTH NAPLES NEIGHBORHOOD.

BUT IT WON'T BE DONE ANYTIME SOON.

TODAY CREWS KICKED OFF A TEN YEAR 20 MILLION DOLLAR WATER PIPE OVERHAUL IN NAPLES PARK

THIS HAS BECOME A PRIORITY AFTER DOZENS OF PIPE BREAKS.

PHASE ONE INCLUDES REHABING 94TH AND 93RD AVENUES.

WITHIN THE NEXT 30 DAYS THE COUNTY HOPES TO ALSO START ON 91ST AND 92ND.

THEY'LL TAKE IT TWO AVENUES AT A TIME UNTIL ALL TWENTY HAVE BRAND NEW MORE RELIABLE WATER SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN MANUSCRIPT-VOTOPS


A FIRST OF IT'S KIND CERIMONY IN TAMPA TODAY.

AN INVALUABLE 15TH CENTURY HAND PANTED MISSAL PAGE WAS RETURNED TO THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT.

IT WAS HANDED OVER DURING A CEREMONY AT THE CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT OFFICES.

THE FIRST TIME THAT'S EVER BEEN DONE IM TAMPA.

THE MAN WHO BOUGHT THE PIECE HAD NO IDEA IT HAD BEEN STOLEN FROM THE ITALIAN ARCHDIOCESE.

HE'S NOT BEING CHARGED WITH ANY CRIMES.

BUT HE IS OUT THE 55 HUNDRED BUCKS BE SPENT ON THE PAGE. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI OPEN-CLIP


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LINDSAY VONN-VOTOPS


EVEN THOUGH SHE WON'T BE COMPETING - YOU'LL STILL SEE LINDSEY VONN A LOT AT THE UPCOMING WINTER OLYMPICS.

THE GOLD MEDALIST SKIIER WILL REPORT FOR THE "TODAY" SHOW AND SOME N-B-C SPORTS BROADCASTS.

VONN ISN'T ABLE TO COMPETE IN SOCHI BECAUSE OF A KNEE INJURY.

MAKE SURE TO KEEP IT HERE ON N-B-C 2 AND THE N-B-C FAMILY OF NETWORKS FOR ALL YOUR OLYMPIC COVERAGE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


IT HAS BEEN A BRUTALLY COLD WINTER ACROSS MOST OF THE COUNTRY.

SO YOU'D THINK THAT WOULD HELP FLORIDA'S TOURISM INDUSTRY, RIGHT?

WE LOOKED INTO IT.

TOURISM IS ACTUALLY DOWN THIS YEAR IN THE SUNSHINE STATE.

AFTER THE BREAK, FIND OUT HOW LEE COUNTY IS FARING.

AND GOVERNOR SCOTT WANTS TO ADD ANOTHER SALES TAX HOLIDAY.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT THIS ONE WOULD COVER. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A WX IMPACT ON TOURISM-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B HURRICANE SALES TAX-VOTOPS


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FIRST ALERT OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

MORE WARMTH FOR TUESDAY

It was a great start to the work week Monday across Southwest Florida, with sunshine and highs in the low 80s. Expect quiet conditions this evening, with temps only falling into the 60s & 70s. Fog will likely develop overnight tonight, with mild lows in the low 60s.

The warm weather continues into Tuesday. The fog will burn off in the morning hours, with sunshine for much of the day and highs again in the low 80s. Overnight lows will only fall into the low to mid 60s.

A powerful cool front will begin to approach the area on Wednesday. This will result in more cloud cover and the possibility of a few rain showers. High temps on Wednesday will only be in the low 70s.

Better rain chances will arrive overnight Wednesday into Thursday. Plenty of cloud cover is expected on Thursday, with highs only in the upper 60s.

The cool spell will be short-lived, as warmer air works into the region starting Friday. Sunshine will return across the area, with highs climbing into the upper 70s.

The weekend right now looks dry & warm, with highs climbing into the low 80s. Return to index of stories...


WX IMPACT ON TOURISM-OC


WINTER STORMS ARE FORCING MANY TO CANCEL TRIPS TO THE SUNSHINE STATE.

FLORIDA TOURISM EXPERTS SAY THERE'S ALREADY A SMALL DROP IN VISITORS THIS MONTH.

NBC 2'S TY RUSSELL EXPLAINS LEE COUNTY ISN'T IN THE SAME BOAT. Return to index of stories...


WX IMPACT ON TOURISM-PKG


PKG

THE BEACHES ARE CROWDED

AND THE HOTELS ARE BOOKED.

THAT TRANSLATES TO DOLLAR SIGNS FOR GLEN PETRARCA.

02:08:40-02:08:43

Glen Petrarca/ Matanzas On The Bay Manager

"We actually didn't see many cancellations of reservations."

PETRARCA IS THE GENERAL MANAGER OF MATANZAS ON THE BAY ON FORT MYERS BEACH

02:08:46-02:08:50

Petrarca

"Everyone is still coming down and enjoying the weather, even though

is has been a little cold."

STATE TOURISM LEADERS BELIEVE THAT COLD WEATHER IS KEEPING PEOPLE AWAY FROM THE SUNSHINE STATE.

EARLY NUMBERS SHOW STATEWIDE, TOURISM IS DOWN FOUR PERCENT.

BUT IN LEE COUNTY -- TRAVELERS ARE STILL COMING.

Greg Goodman/ Chicago Native 02:14:35-02:14:38 "A bad day down here

is a lot better than a good day up there."

GREG GOODMAN AND BILL PEILER ARE FROM CHICAGO.

THEY TRADED BELOW FREEZING WEATHER FOR MUCH WARMER TEMPERATURES.

02:17:47-02:17:52 Bill Peiler/ Chicago Native "We were fortunate

enough to get a room but only for two nights."

THE PAIR MANAGED TO STAY A COUPLE EXTRA DAYS AFTER SOMEONE CANCELED

THEIR RESERVATION.

LEE COUNTY V-C-B LEADERS ARE EXPECTING A

JUMP IN TOURISTS--

EVEN WITH A FEW CANCELED RESERVATIONS OR DELAYS.

Tamara Pigott/ Lee County VCB Director 02:06:11-02:06:18 "It isn't

certainly to the point where it would affect business. You know, these

delays are typically a day or two."

JANUARY NUMBERS ARE EXPECTED IN TWO MONTHS.

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


HURRICANE SALES TAX-VO


IT MAY SOON COST YOU LESS TO PREPARE FOR A HURRICANE.

TODAY GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT PROPOSED A 15 DAY SALES TAX HOLIDAY FOR DISASTER SUPPLIES.

IF APPROVED THE HOLIDAY WOULD RUN FROM JUNE 1ST TO THE 14TH.

IT WOULD COVER ESSENTIALS LIKE BATTERIES AND FLASHLIGHTS. Return to index of stories...


JENNIFER SPARKS PLEA-SS


A NORTH FORT MYERS WOMAN HAS ADMITTED TO RAPING A FOUR YEAR OLD BOY.

AND RECORDED IT ON A CELL PHONE WITH HER BOYFRIEND.

TODAY IN FEDERAL COURT JENNIFER SPARKS PLEADED GUILTY TO PRODUCING CHILD PORN.

THE PHONE USED TO COMITE THE CRIME WAS LATER FOUND IN A WALMART PARKING LOT.

SPARKS' BOYFRIEND -- ALAN JOHNSON -- IS EXPECTED TO PLEAD GUILTY TO THE SAME CHARGE TOMORROW.

SPARKS FACES UP TO THIRTY YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


CLINTON DRAKE PLEA-(2)SSTOPS


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAN WILL SPEND THE NEXT TWO DECADES BEHIND BARS.

TODAY CLINTON DRAKE PLEADED NO CONTEST TO SECOND DEGREE MURDER.

POLICE SAY HE KILLED HIS GRANDFATHER, JOHN DRAKE WITH A HAMMER.

JOHN'S BODY WAS FOUND IN AN ABANDONED TRUCK AT THE CORNER OF VETERANS PARKWAY AND DEL PRADO BOULEVARD, IN 2011. Return to index of stories...


SIENNA DRIVE BY UPDATE-SS-VO


POLICE STILL NEED YOUR HELD FINDING WHOEVER SHOT AND KILLED A 17 YEAR OLD GIRL IN FORT MYERS.

ALEXIS WILSON WAS KILLED EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

SHE, AND TWO OTHERS, WERE SHOT AT THE INTERSECTION OF WINKLER AVENUE AND VERONICA SHOEMAKER BOULEVARD.

THE OTHER TWO ARE RECOVERING.

OFFICERS RELEASED THESE SURVEILLANCE PICTURES TAKEN JUST MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOOTING.

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A SILVER VEHICLE THAT HAD 3 MEN AND ONE WOMAN INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


ABORTION PILL TRIAL-VOTOPS


A TAMPA MAN HAS BEEN SENTENCED FOR TRICKING HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND INTO TAKING AN ABORTION DRUG.

JOHN WELDON MUST SPEND THE NEXT ALMOST 14 YEARS BEHIND BARS.

FEDERAL PROSECUTORS SAY HE FORGED A SIGNATURE TO GET THE DRUG.

HE THEN RELABLED THE BOTTLE AS AN ANTIBIOTIC.

AND TOLD HIS THEN-GIRLFRIEND TO TAKE THE PILLS.

THE WOMAN SUFFERED A MISCARRIAGE.

WELDON MUST TURN HIMSELF INTO AUTHORITIES ON WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


MAN TRAMPLED BY BULLS-trxVOTOPS-WIPE


CHECK OUT THIS SHOCKING VIDEO.

HUGO SOTO WAS PARTICIPATING IN THE GREAT BULL RUN IN BAYTOWN, TEXAS ON SATURDAY.

WHEN SUDDENLY HE WAS HIT IN THE BACK BY A BULL.

FORCING HIM TO TOPPLE OVER.

HE INSTINCTIVELY COVERED HIS HEAD WHILE THE OTHER BULLS PASSED.

AMAZINGLY HE ONLY SUFFERED A CONCUSSION ALONG WITH SEVERAL SCRAPES AND BRUISES.

DESPITE HIS INJURIES - HE SAYS HE WANT'S TO RUN WITH THE BULLS AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


MAN TRAMPLED BY BULLS-SOTVO


"I had fun. I had a good time. It's one of those things you had to experience. I do not regret it at all."

ORGANIZERS SAY THEY TONE DOWN THE U-S VERSION OF THE RUNNING OF THE BULLS.

THEY'VE CREATED ESCAPE ROUTES FOR RUNNERS.

AND THEY'VE BLUNTED THE TIPS OF THE ANIMALS' HORNS. Return to index of stories...


MARIJUANA CONTESTS-VO


COLORADO'S DENVER COUNTY CAN PROBABLY CLAIM TO HAVE THE MOST UNIQUE FAIR CONTESTS IN THE NATION.

THE FAIR SAYS IT'S ADDING NINE MARIJUANA CATEGORIES.

THEY INCLUDE CONTESTS FOR MARIJUANA-INFUSED BROWNIES, SAVORY FOODS AND EVEN PLANTS.

NOW THERE WON'T ACTUALLY BE ANY MARIJUANA AT THE FAIRGROUNDS.

THE JUDGING WILL BE DONE OFF-SITE, WITH PHOTOS SHOWING THE WINNING ENTRIES.

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FLATULENT COWS-ONCAM


NOW HERE'S SOMETHING YOU DON'T HEAR EVERYDAY.

POLICE IN GERMANY SAY FLATULENT COWS STARTED A BARN FIRE.

THEY THINK THE METHANE GAS FROM THE 90 COWS BUILT UP IN THE BARN.

THEN SOME SORT OF ELECTRIC CHARGE IGNIGTED THE GAS CAUSING AN EXPLOSIVE FLASH.

ONE OF THE ANIMALS WAS TREATED FOR BURNS. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO


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SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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EMPIRE STATE BUILDING-VOTOPS


THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING.ALL LIT UP IN THE COLORS OF THE TEAMS THAT WILL PLAY ACROSS THE HUDSON RIVER.IN NEW JERSEY ON SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL WEATHER-ON CAM VO


SUNDAY NIGHT'S FORECAST IS LOOKING GOOD FOR NEW JERSEY IN FEBRUARY.

TEMPERTURE IN THE 30'S.NOT MUCH WIND.

THE HEAD COACHES WERE ASKED ABOUT THE VERY MUCH TALKED ABOUT FACT THAT THE BIG GAME IS BEING PLAYED IN THE COLD OUTDOORS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE 48 YEARS OF THE SUPER BOWL. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL MONDAY-SOT


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SUPER BOWL MEDIA DAY-ON CAM


TUESDAY IS MEDIA DAY FOR THE SUPER BOWL.

WE EXPECTED TO HEAR FROM ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL GRAD.BRONCOS KICKER MATT PRATER.WHO WAS DEALING WITH A CASE OF THE FLU LATE LAST WEEK. HIS HEAD COACH SAYS HE WILL BE FINE FOR SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


AP TOP 25-VIDBX RVL-WIPE


THE LATEST MEN'S A-P TOP 25 POLL REMAINS THE SAME AT THE TOP.BECAUSE ARIZONA AND SYRACUSE ARE STILL UNBEATEN.

SO IS WICHITA STATE.

AT NUMBER 3.BILLY DONOVAN'S GATORS. Return to index of stories...


DONOVAN REAX-SOT


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FHSAA DISTRICTS-ON CAM


THE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL SEASON HAD REACHED THE DISTRICT TOURNAMENT. AS GOOD A SEASON AS SOME SCHOOLS HAVE HAD.ONE LOSS IN THE DISTRICT QUARTERFINALS.AND YOUR SEASON IS OVER. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES SOUTH FM-VOTOPS-WIPE


THAT WHAT WAS ON THE LINE AT SOUTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL.

SOUTH AND NAPLES IN THE QUARTERS OF THE CLASS 6-A DISTRICT 12 TOURNAMENT.

1ST QTR -- THE WOLFPACK'S TIARA HAYE WITH A GREAT MOVE FOR 2 -- TYING THE GAME

-- OTHER END -- THE GOLDEN EAGLES WITH GOOD BALL MOVEMENT -- LEFT WIDE OPEN IS SYDNEY MAN-SWAN -- SHE'LL GO OFF THE WINDOW --

MORE WOLFPACK AS HAYE FINDS HER POINT GUARD Dee-Q MCLEAN -- SHE BURIES IT FROM BEYOND THE ARC --

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CSN AT DUNBAR-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE BOYS BASKETBALL SEASON.WRAPPING UP THE REGULAR SEASON THIS WEEK.

GREG DONAHUE AND HIS SEAHAWKS LOOKING FOR THEIR 23RD WIN OF THE SEASON AGAINST DUNBAR --

2ND HALF ACTION -- GREAT PASSING BY COMMUNITY SCHOOL AND CHARLIE BADGER - WITH THE TRIPLE.CSN UP 10.

DUNBAR TIES THE GAME.STEFEN BIGHAMES STEPS INTO A THREE.

THE SEAHAWKS LEAN ON JEFF MERTON -- SENIOR WITH A BIG GAME -- AS COMMUNITY SCHOOL MOVES TO 23-1 ON THE SEASON -- 69-63 THE FINAL Return to index of stories...


MICKELSON UPDATE-VOTOPS


DESPITE MAKE THE WEEKEND CUT AT TORREY PINES.PHIL MICKELSON WITHDREW WITH A BACK INJURY.

MICKELSON IS MET WITH A BACK SPECIALIST IN GEORGIA ON MONDAY.HOPING TO REDUCE HIS LOWER BACK PAIN.

LEFTY IS STILL HOPING TO TEE IT UP THIS WEEK IN SCOTTSDALE-ARIZONA IN THE PHOENIX OPEN. Return to index of stories...


MCNEILL UPDATE-ON CAM


AMONG THE PLAYERS LISTED IN THE FIELD THIS WEEK.GEORGE MCNEILL.

THE NORTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL GRAD.HAS NOT PLAYED AN EVENT SINCE NOVEMBER WHEN HE WITHDREW AT THE EVENT MAYAKOBA WITH A SHOULDER INJURY. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


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LENO FALLON-VO-WIPE


AFTER THIS NEWSCAST, JAY LENO BEGINS HIS FINAL TWO WEEKS AS HOST OF "THE TONIGHT SHOW"

LENO HAS BEEN ON THE SHOW FOR 22 YEARS.

NOW HE'S PREPARING TO HAND HOST DUTIES OFF TO "S-N-L" ALUM AND "LATE NIGHT" HOST JIMMY FALLON.

RECENTLY BOTH MEN SAT DOWN WITH N-B-C'S MARK BARGER.

HE ASKED LENO WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE LIKE SITTING AT HOME WHEN A POLITICIAN GOES OFF THE RAILS. Return to index of stories...


LENO FALLON-SOTVO


Doh!!! DOH!!!! Hopefully, I'll send him a joke.

He has my email. Whenever he wants to, he can just come in. Please, he's Jay Leno.

LENO'S FINAL "TONIGHT SHOW" IS -- NEXT-- THURSDAY.

FALLON'S DEBUT ON "THE TONIGHT SHOW" IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH.

A WEEK AFTER THAT, "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE"'S SETH MEYERS WILL BE TAKING OVER FOR FALLON AS THE HOST OF "LATE NIGHT". Return to index of stories...


CLOSE SHOW-4SHOT


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