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TREY RADEL SETUP-TRX VOTOPS 2 SHOT (seahawks arrive)-vo
TREY RADEL-NEWSROOM DAYTONA HORRIFIC CRASH-NATS VO
TREY RADEL-PKG TEASE THREE-2 SHOT
TREY RADEL-NEWSROOM TZ3 A)-VO
SCOTT ON RADEL-SS OC TZ3 B)-VOTOPS
RADELS OFFICE-TRX PLASMA DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS
RADELS OFFICE-REM 7 TREY RADEL RESIGNS-TRX VO TC MON
RADELS OFFICE-VO TREY RADEL RESIGNS-SOTVO
RADELS OFFICE & GOV SCOTT-SS TOPS
RADELS OFFICE-REM 7 RADEL LOOK AHEAD-VO TC MON
RADEL LOOK AHEAD-2 SHOT VO OBAMA CONGRESS-VO PLASMA
FM SHOOTING-OC TRX OBX OBAMA CONGRESS-PKG
FM SHOOTING-REM 1 HOUSE ABORTION VOTE-VO
FM SHOOTING-VO US HOME SALES-OC
FM SHOOTING STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS
FM SHOOTING-REM 1 FM SHOOTING
NAPLES PIPES-TRX TC CLINTON DRAKE-VOWIPE
NAPLES PIPES-REM 2 SPARKS IN COURT-SS VOTOPS
NAPLES PIPES-VOWIPE NAPLES PIPES-VOWIPE
NAPLES PIPES-SOT NAPLES PIPES-SOTVO
NAPLES PIPES-REM 2 WINTER WX-VO TC MON
BOOTH ALERT-TRX SS WINTER WX-TRX PKG
CLINTON DRAKE-VOWIPE BATTERY RECALL-TRX VO BNR
SPARKS IN COURT-SS VOTOPS UK PHONE HACKING-VO
STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT TZ4 A) ER DEDUCTIBLES-VO
TZ1 A) COLD WX-NATS VOTOPS WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
WEATHER-STC ER DEDUCTIBLES-TRX VO PLASMA
AT THE PUMP-TRX CG TOPS BNR ER DEDUCTIBLES-PKG
SAMSUNG & GOOGLE-VO PLASMA ER DEDUCTIBLES-OC
COCA COLA STUFF STOLEN-TRX VOTOPS ARCTIC BLAST-TRX VO
VITA STARTS-PLASMA BNR FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
MN BLIZZARD CONDITIONS-TC MON VIDBOX FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
ARCTIC BLAST-TRX VOTOPS WIPE ENGLAND TOUGH GUY-TRX NATS VOTOPS
ARCTIC BLAST-SOTVO SOCHI SECURITY-CLIP EBOX
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP SOCHI SECURITY-TRX PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL SOCHI COUNTDOWN-SS
MD MALL SHOOTING-TRX VO MD MALL SHOOTING-TRX VO
OH FIREFIGHTERS KILLED-VOWIPE OH FIREFIGHTERS KILLED-VO
OH FIREFIGHTERS KILLED-SOTVO CRUISE LATEST-VO
FM MOTEL MANHUNT-VO SAFETY CHECKS BOEING 767-VO
NEW FOOD LABELS-TRX VO NEW FOOD LABELS-TRX VO
KIDS AND GUNSHOTS-VO NAPLES POT FORUM-OC
MT ETNA ERUPTS AGAIN-TRX VOTOPS COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT A) RADEL REACTION-VO
TZ2 A) CONSUMER REPORTS TVS-VO B) WINTER BLAST-VOTOPS
CONSUMER REPORTS TVS-2SHOT EBOX C) SUIT SCIENCE-VOTOPS
CONSUMER REPORTS TVS-TRX PKG TREY RADEL-TRX VOTOPS
CONSUMER REPORTS TVS-OC BNR MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
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TREY RADEL SETUP-TRX VOTOPS 2 SHOT


BREAKING AT NOON.

TREY RADEL RESIGNS FROM HIS CONGRESSIONAL POST IN WASHINGTON.

ONLY ONE YEAR ON THE JOB.

BUT THE FRESHMAN CONGRESSMAN SAYS HE CAN'T EFFECTIVELY SERVE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE HAVE TEAM COVERAGE ON THIS BREAKING STORY AT NOON.

WE HAVE RADEL'S OFFICIAL RESIGNATION IN OUR HANDS.

AND GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT JUST RELEASED A STATEMENT ON THE RESIGNATION.

NBC2'S NICK CILETTI IS IN THE NEWSROOM WITH THE LATEST ON RADEL'S DECISION TO QUIT CAPITOL HILL.

NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH IS OUTSIDE RADEL'S CAPE CORAL OFFICE.

WHERE STAFFERS AREN'T SAYING MUCH.

OUR COVERAGE OF TREY RADEL STEPPING DOWN STARTS IN THE NEWSROOM WITH NICK. Return to index of stories...


TREY RADEL-NEWSROOM


I SPOKE WITH JAKE SHERMAN FROM POLITICO.COM EARLIER THIS MORNING.

HE WAS ABLE TO CONFIRM THROUGH HIS SOURCES THAT RADEL WOULD IN FACT SEND HIS OFFICIAL LETTER OF RESIGNATION TO HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOHENER LATER TODAY.

NOW -- THE QUESTION IS -- WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA? Return to index of stories...


TREY RADEL-PKG


NATS OF SPEECH

EVEN A COCAINE CONFESSION COULDN'T WAVER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL.

SHORTLY AFTER HE ADMITTED TO BUYING AND USING COCAINE.HE VOWED TO STAY IN OFFICE.

NOW,

RADEL IS SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE.

It's not surprising to many people.

POLITICO.COM'S JAKE SHERMAN WAS THE FIRST TO BREAK THE STORY.

This is a guy who said he has an alcohol problem and obviously was caught with cocaine so, being in Congress is not an easy, not a simple task. He has to commute between Florida and DC. He has to raise a lot of money, he has to work long hours, so I can imagine that would all be difficult for him if he's trying to get healthy

QUESTIONS REMAIN ABOUT WHAT A HOUSE ETHIC COMMITTEE REPORT ON RADEL CONTAIN.

IT'S SOMETHING NBC2'S KELLIE BURNS ASKED RADEL ABOUT POINT BLANK NEARLY THREE WEEKS AGO -- THE DAY HE RETURNED TO CONGRESS.

export - CONGRESSMAN RADEL INTERVIEW-trxPKG

12:22

KELLIE - but you're confident that nothing else is going to come out of this ethics investigation that is going to hurt your career or that the people of swfl need to know about right now. 12:32

TREY - no and i will share with them as i have with you. 12:34

POLITICO DOESN'T SEEM TO THINK THAT ANY POTENTIAL SKELETONS IN RADELS CLOSET ARE FORCING HIM OUT.

1:01 - 1:25

I don't have any sense that this is b/c of the Ethics Committee Report. Obviously, this is a guy who says he's trying to get healthy and get his life together. It doesn't sound like this is a political consideration. Although the politics of this are tough for Radel. He would have had a lot of primary challengers, he would have had a tough re-election a couple months from now. So he's obviously going to avoid all of that now.

GOV. RICK SCOTT CAN DECIDE TO HOLD A SPECIAL ELECTION FOR RADEL'S SEAT OR WAIT UNTIL THE GENERAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER.

SO HOW COULD THAT POTENTIALLY AFFECT VOTERS HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA?

3:45- 4:00

As far as political impact with the balance of power in Congress, his seat will be represented by a Republican. Dems don't have a chance with his seat. It will be a limited impact for people in that area. Return to index of stories...


TREY RADEL-NEWSROOM


WE HAVE CALLS INTO GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT'S OFFICE TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON A POSSIBLE SPECIAL ELECTION.

ALSO -- WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHEN THAT HOUSE ETHICS COMMITTEE REPORT WILL BE READY.

COUNT ON US TO WORK ALL OF OUR SOURCES THROUGHOUT THE DAY TO DIG UP MORE ON THIS DEVELOPING STORY.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM.NICK CILETTI.NBC2 Return to index of stories...


SCOTT ON RADEL-SS OC


HERE'S THE STATEMENT GOVERNOR SCOTT RELEASED IN THE LAST HOUR.

SCOTT SAYS QUOTE "I BELIEVE THAT TREY IS MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY. I'M GLAD THAT HE HAS SOUGHT HELP, AND IT'S MY HOPE HE CONTINUES TO PUT HIS ATTENTION ON REHABILITATION AND HIS FAMILY."

GOVERNOR SCOTT HAS CALLED ON RADEL TO RESIGN,

FOLLOWING THE COCAINE FALLOUT. Return to index of stories...


RADELS OFFICE-TRX PLASMA


TEAM COVERAGE CONTINUES AT TREY RADEL'S CAPE CORAL OFFICE.

NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH HAS BEEN THERE FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS NOW.

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RADELS OFFICE-REM 7


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RADELS OFFICE-VO


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RADELS OFFICE


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RADEL LOOK AHEAD-2 SHOT VO


A QUICK RECAP OF WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR.

JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO,

CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL ANNOUNCED HE WILL LEAVE HIS POST IN WASHINGTON.

HE RESIGNED AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO COCAINE-POSSESSION CHARGES LAST YEAR.

THE FRESHMAN REPUBLICAN SENT A LETTER TO HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER.

SEVERAL GOP LEADERS HAD ASKED HIM TO RESIGN.

BUT RADEL PLEDGED TO STAY IN OFFICE AND REBUILD TRUST AFTER COMPLETING REHAB FOR DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE.

NBC2 HAS MULTIPLE REPORTERS ON RADEL'S RESIGNATION.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR UPDATES ONLINE AND FIRST AT FOUR,

WHEN WE LOOK AT WHO MIGHT FILL RADEL'S SEAT. Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING-OC TRX OBX


DEVELOPING AT NOON.

A 17 YEAR OLD FORT MYERS GIRL IS DEAD AFTER A WEEKEND DRIVE BY SHOOTING.

WE ARE GETTING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PEOPLE POLICE BELIEVE ARE RESPONSIBLE.

NBC-2'S SAM SWEENEY JOINS US LIVE WITH THE LATEST.

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FM SHOOTING-REM 1


THIS IS THE INTERSECTION --- VERONICA SHOEMAKER AND WINKLER AVE WHERE POLICE SAY THREE GIRLS WERE SHOT AS THEY DROVE HERE EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.. ONE OF THOSE GIRLS---IS DEAD---HER NAME IS ALEXIS WILSON WAS JUST 17 YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING-VO


INVESTIGATORS RELEASED THESE SURVEILLANCE PICTURES TAKEN JUST MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOOTING. THIS MORNING POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A SILVER VEHICLE THAT HAD 3 MEN AND ONE WOMAN INSIDE--- IF YOU RECOGNIZE ANYONE IN THIS VIDEO YOU ARE ASKED TO CALL POLICE. Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING


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FM SHOOTING-REM 1


THE TWO OTHER GIRLS IN THAT CAR WERE TREATED FOR GUN SHOT WOUNDS AND RELEASED--- THE 17 YEAR OLD IS NOW BEING REMEMBERED ON THIS FACEBOOK PAGE--- SHE ALREADY HAS MORE THAN 1600 FANS.

REPORTING LIVE ON VERONICA SHOEMAKER AND WINKLER AVE. SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES PIPES-TRX TC


DEVELOPING AT NOON, A MASSIVE TEN YEAR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT IS OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY IN ONE NORTH NAPLES NEIGHBORHOOD.

CREWS BROKE GROUND ON THE WATER PIPE REHAB PROJECT THIS MORNING.

NBC2S BRYAN ANDERSON IS LIVE FROM THE SITE NOW WITH WHAT RESIDENTS NEED TO KNOW. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES PIPES-REM 2


PATIENCE IS WHAT THE COUNTY IS ASKING FOR.

WE'RE ON 94TH AVE IN NAPLES PARK.

CREWS BEHIND ME ARE BUSY AT WORK RIGHT NOW ON THIS PIPING PROJECT.

THEY'RE DIRECTIONALLY DRILLING THIS SIDE OF THE STREET.ALSO RIPPING UP THE ENDS OF DRIVEWAYS HERE.

THIS IS WHERE THE NEW PIPES WILL GO IN.

THE 50 YEAR OLD PIPES ARE ON THE OTHER SIDE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES PIPES-VOWIPE


THE FIRST PHASE OF THIS PROJECT IS 93RD AND 94TH.

WITHIN THE NEXT 30 DAYS THEY'LL BREAK GROUND ON 91ST AND 92ND.

AND THEN CONSTRUCTION WORKERS WILL CONTINUE TAKING ON 2 STREETS AT A TIME OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS.

THE PRICE TAG IS ESTIMATED AROUND 20 MILLION DOLLARS.

GOOD NEWS IS YOU THE TAXPAYER WON'T BE PAYING A DIME.

BAD NEWS.PEOPLE LIVING IN NAPLES PARK WILL INEVITABLY BE INCONVENIENCED.

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NAPLES PIPES-SOT


21:16:44-:53

The job is needed to upgrade approximately 50 year old piping and services that we have experienced problems with.

BUTT TO

Diana Dueri, Project Manager

21:21:13-:18

It could be a little bit messy like, you know, any construction site. We just ask people to be patient. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES PIPES-REM 2


---REPORTER LIVE TAG---

THE COUNTY DISTRIBUTED THESE FLYERS TO RESIDENTS WHO WILL BE AFFECTED.

IT TELLS THEM EVERYTHING THEY SHOULD EXPECT.

ACCORDING TO THE COUNTY THERE ARE NEARLY 11 HUNDRED PEOPLE LIVING IN NAPLES PARK.

HEAR FROM SOME OF THEM COMING UP FIRST AT FOUR.

WE'RE LIVE AT NOON IN NAPLES PARK, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


BOOTH ALERT-TRX SS


BREAKING AT NOON.

The skeletal remains found earlier this month in the Pirate Harbor section of Punta Gorda have been identified as those of Danny Paul Mordenti, who was reported missing in May 2008.

On January 10, 2014, the new owners of a residence in the 24000 block of Jolly Roger Blvd. were having the lot beside their residence cleared of underbrush. The workers found a wallet in the brush that contained Mordenti's identification. When the new owner looked further into the underbrush, he was what appeared to be human skeletal remains in the area and a rope hanging from a tree.

Major Crimes detectives and Crime Scene Technicians responded and recovered the remains and any other evidence remaining in the area. The remains were turned over to the Medical Examiner's Office for analysis.

A comparison of Mordenti's dental records confirmed the remains to be those of Danny Paul Mordenti. Detectives have notified Mordenti's relatives of the findings.

Mordenti was 23 years old when he was reported missing by his grandmother on May 23, 2008. At that time, deputies used both the Sheriff's Office's helicopter and bloodhound to try to locate the missing man. The dog led deputies from the grandmother's Jolly Roger Blvd. home to Burnt Store Road, a distance of more than a mile.

Further anthropological forensic testing is still pending with the Medical Examiner's Office. Return to index of stories...


CLINTON DRAKE-VOWIPE


NBC2 IS IN A COURTROOM THIS MORNING FOR A HEARING FOR THE ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS GRANDFATHER IN 2011.

CLINTON DRAKE ENTERED A PLEA OF NO CONTEST TODAY.

THE JUDGE SENTENCED HIM TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON, AND 15 YEARS OF PROBATION.

HE WILL GET PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT DURING HIS TIME IN PRISON.

PROSECUTORS SAY CLINTON DRAKE BEAT HIS 84-YEAR-OLD GRANDFATHER TO DEATH.

DRAKE WAS 19 AT THE TIME.

INVESTIGATORS SAY DRAKE LEFT THE BODY INSIDE THE TRUCK AND RAN AWAY. Return to index of stories...


SPARKS IN COURT-SS VOTOPS


AND A NORTH FORT MYERS COUPLE WILL PLEAD GUILTY THIS WEEK TO CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES.

JENNIFER SPARKS IS IN FEDERAL RIGHT NOW.

THE HEARING STARTED AT 11.

ALAN JOHNSON WILL SEE THE JUDGE TOMORROW.

THEY BOTH SIGNED A PLEA AGREEMENT WITH FEDERAL PROSECUTORS LAST WEEK.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE TWO RAPED A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL,

AND RECORDED IT ON A CELL PHONE.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR UPDATES FROM COURT ON BOTH STORIES TODAY. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS


STOCKS ARE MOSTLY HIGHER ON WALL STREET,

AS INVESTORS SHRUG OFF WORRIES ABOUT EMERGING MARKETS THAT TANKED THE MARKET LAST WEEK.

LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD.

RIGHT NOW THE DOW ___. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


COLD WEATHER TAKES OVER PARTS OF THE U-S. AGAIN.

nats of cold

NBC2 HAS NEW MUST-SEE VIDEO AS ANOTHER WINTER BLAST POUNDS AMERICA.

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TZ1 A) COLD WX-NATS VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


AT THE PUMP-TRX CG TOPS BNR


NBC2 ON PUMP PATROL TO START THE WORK WEEK.

RIGHT NOW IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, WE'RE PAYING 3-37 FOR A GALLON OF REGULAR.

THAT'S NINE CENTS ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE AT 3-28 TODAY. Return to index of stories...


SAMSUNG & GOOGLE-VO PLASMA


SAMSUNG AND GOOGLE HAVE REACHED A DEAL TO AVOID FUTURE LAWSUITS.

THE TECH GIANTS NOW HAVE A LONG-TERM CROSS-LICENSING AGREEMENT.

BASICALLY THAT MEANS FOR THE NEXT TEN YEARS,

THE COMPANIES DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT PATENT INFRINGEMENT.

SAMSUNG IS NO STRANGER TO COURT.

THE COMPANY CURRENTLY OWES APPLE ALMOST ONE BILLION DOLLARS FROM TRADEMARK LAWSUITS. Return to index of stories...


COCA COLA STUFF STOLEN-TRX VOTOPS


NOT THE BEST TIME TO BE WORKING FOR COCA-COLA.

LAPTOPS HOLDING PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR 74 THOUSAND EMPLOYEES WERE STOLEN.

THE COMPUTERS HELD THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, NAMES, AND ADDRESSES FOR THE EMPLOYEES.

HOWEVER, COKE SAID THEY HAVE RETRIEVED THE LAPTOPS.

SO FAR THERE'S NO INDICATION THE INFORMATION WAS MISUSED. Return to index of stories...


VITA STARTS-PLASMA BNR


STARTING TODAY.

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE SERVICES,

KNOWN AS 'VITA' IS AVAILABLE FOR YOU.

IT IS A FREE TAX-FILING SERVICE IF YOU MAKE $57-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR OR LESS.

THE UNITED WAY AND THE IRS ARE BEHIND THE SERVICE.

HEAD TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM FOR MORE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


MN BLIZZARD CONDITIONS-TC MON VIDBOX


ALSO STACEY,

STAMPS COST MORE TODAY.

PRICES JUMPED FROM 46 CENTS TO 49 CENTS SUNDAY.

DEVELOPING AT MIDDAY,

NEW VIDEO FROM MINNESOTA SHOWS JUST HOW COLD IT IS!

SEVERE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AROUND THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE STATE.

TODAY'S HIGH FOR EDEN VALLEY IS A BALMY TEN DEGREES BELOW ZERO. Return to index of stories...


ARCTIC BLAST-TRX VOTOPS WIPE


FROM OHIO TO NEW YORK,

SNOW AND ICE IS CAUSING ACCIDENTS ON ROADWAYS.

IN BUFFALO,

THE WIND EVEN OVERPOWERED AN 18-WHEELER.

NEW VIDEO FROM CHICAGO,

WHERE SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED AGAIN BECAUSE OF EXTREME WIND CHILL WARNINGS.

NEEDLESS TO SAY,

MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING OUTSIDE UNLESS THEY HAVE TO TODAY. Return to index of stories...


ARCTIC BLAST-SOTVO


"the wind-chill is terrible and the wind is so bad we gotta watch the empty trailer because it could get blown over too."

"Just gotta tough it out, you know? and wait until things get better."

BUT THE WARM NDOORS IS ALSO BEING THREATENED BY THIS RELENTLESS WEATHER PATTERN.

A SHORTAGE OF PROPANE ACROSS THE MIDWEST HAS SOME LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVES. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

"A warm start to the week"

Despite the cloudiness yesterday, temperatures still managed to work their way into the middle 70s across Southwest Florida. The warming trend continues as we start the new week with afternoon highs closing in on 80°. We'll be tracking our next chance for rain associated with another weather system, followed by a very brief cool down.

Lots of sunshine will take us into the mid day hour with temperatures climbing into the lower 70s. During the afternoon, expect mostly to partly sunny skies with highs near 80° in town. Readings will be a few degrees cooler at our beaches and coastal locations as winds come in off the chilly gulf waters.

Tonight, a few clouds will remain in the forecast along with overnight lows dipping into the 60s. Areas of patchy fog will be possible by sunrise tomorrow especially east of I-75.

Our weather pattern will stay fairly dry through Tuesday with partly sunny skies. Afternoon highs will continue to climb into the upper 70s. This warm up is ahead of another weather system that will not only bring the chance for rain late Wednesday and into Thursday, but also a brief cool down by late in in the week. Now that models are coming into better agreement, the core of the cold air looks to stay well to the north of the area. By Thursday, morning lows will only bottom out in the upper 40s to lower 50s, with highs in the upper 60s. A gradual warm up will commence on Friday with highs on track to reach the lower 80s by the weekend. Return to index of stories...


MD MALL SHOOTING-TRX VO


DEVELOPING IN MARYLAND TODAY.

INVESTIGATORS WANT TO KNOW WHY A DEADLY MALL SHOOTING TOOK PLACE.

A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE INSIDE COLUMBIA MALL NEAR BALTIMORE SATURDAY,

KILLING TWO WORKERS.

POLICE SAY THE SHOOTER IS 19-YEAR-OLD DARION AGUILAR,

SAYING HE APPARENTLY KILLED HIMSELF AFTER THE SHOOTINGS.

INVESTIGATORS FOUND A JOURNAL,

AND SAY AGUILAR EXPRESSED SOME QUOTE "GENERAL UNHAPPINESS" WITH HIS LIFE. Return to index of stories...


OH FIREFIGHTERS KILLED-VOWIPE


IN TOLEDO OHIO TODAY,

FLAGS WILL BE FLYING AT HALF-STAFF,

IN HONOR OF TWO FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

THEY WERE BATTLING A FIRE AT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX WHEN THEY BECAME TRAPPED.

RESIDENTS OF THE BUILDING SAY THEIR ESCAPE TO SAFETY WAS TERRIFYING.

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OH FIREFIGHTERS KILLED-SOTVO


"All I know is, if my neighbor didn't holler for me, I probably wouldn't have been out the house."

"I looked up and I could see the flames coming through the ceiling. So, I told my boyfriend, 'c'mon - get out. The place is on fire."

FIRE OFFICIALS PROMISE A FULL INVESTIGATION.

AUTOPSIES ON THE TWO FIREMEN ARE SCHEDULED FOR TODAY.

OFFICIALS THINK THE TWO BECAME DISORIENTED. Return to index of stories...


FM MOTEL MANHUNT-VO


A MANHUNT CONTINUES IN FORT MYERS TODAY.

SUNDAY POLICE PULLED OVER A VEHICLE,

AND WHEN THEY WALKED UP,

THEY SAY THE DRIVER REACHED FOR WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS A GUN.

THAT'S WHEN THE DRIVER TOOK OFF,

SLAMMING INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE OUTSIDE THE PALM BEACH MOTEL.

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NEW FOOD LABELS-TRX VO


KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR NEW FOOD NUTRITION LABELS.

THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION SENT GUIDELINES TO THE WHITE HOUSE.

ONE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGES IS MAKING THE NUMBER OF CALORIES MORE PROMINENT.

YOU COULD ALSO SEE MORE "TEASPOON" MEASUREMENTS INSTEAD OF GRAMS,

PLUS A NEW LINE FOR ADDED SUGARS AND SYRUPS.

FOOD LABELS HAVEN'T CHANGED IN TWO DECADES. Return to index of stories...


KIDS AND GUNSHOTS-VO


NEW NUMBERS TODAY SHOW ABOUT TWENTY KIDS GO TO THE HOSPITAL EVERY DAY,

BECAUSE OF GUNSHOT WOUNDS.

YALE DID THE STUDY BASED ON HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS IN 2009.

MORE THAN 7 THOUSAND KIDS WERE HOSPITALIZED.

450 DIED AS A RESULT OF THEIR INJURY.

RESEARCHERS SAY PEDIATRICIANS SHOULD TELL PARENTS THE SAFEST HOME FOR CHILDREN IS ONE WITHOUT A GUN. Return to index of stories...


MT ETNA ERUPTS AGAIN-TRX VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

AMAZING NEW VIDEO OF ITALY'S MOUNT ETNA ERUPTING OVER THE WEEKEND.

AND IT'S THE FIRST ERUPTION OF 2014,

AFTER AN ACTIVE 2013 FOR ETNA.

ASIDE FROM AN AIRPORT CLOSURE,

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TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


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CONSUMER REPORTS TVS-2SHOT EBOX


WE'RE LESS THAN A WEEK FROM SUPERBOWL 48.

THAT MEANS YOU HAVE LESS THAN A WEEK TO BUY THAT NEW BIG SCREEN!

BUT IF YOU'RE NOT A FOOTBALL FAN,

THERE ARE OTHER REASONS TO UPGRADE.

CHRIS CLACKUM TAKES A LOOK. Return to index of stories...


CONSUMER REPORTS TVS-TRX PKG


A SURVEY BY FATWALLET-DOT-COM SHOWS 30-PERCENT OF US ARE PLANNING TO BUY A NEW TELEVISION THIS YEAR.

.AND OF THAT, A THIRD ARE BUYING RIGHT NOW.IN THE DAYS LEADING UP TO THE SUPER BOWL.

BUT GETTING A BIGGER.BETTER VIEW OF THE GAME IS ONLY ONE REASON FOR THE SURGE IN SALES.

"I think the main reason you're going to see great deals on tv's at this time of year, is that most of the new models are coming out in March"

THAT MEANS THE 2013 MODELS HAVE BEEN DISSCOUNTED.TO MAKE ROOM

AND JUST IN TIME TO HELP BUYERS MAKE AN EDUCATED CHOICE. CONSUMER REPORTS HAS JUST COME OUT WITH ITS LIST OF THE BEST PERFORMERS.

"We looked primarily at 60" because a lot of people who are buying a tv for the Super Bowl are looking for a big TV"

SENIOR EDITOR JIM WILLCOX SAYS LOOK IT'LL COST YOU AT LEAST 15-HUNDRED DOLLARS TO GET ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMING TV'S.

OR.UP TO $3500 FOR ONE.FROM FLAGSHIP MANUFACTURERS.LIKE LG.PANASONIC.SAMSUNG.OR SONY.

BUT HE'S ALSO HIGH ON LOWER-PRICED MODELS.LIKE THE VIZIO E-SERIES THAT WALMART'S OFFERING FOR $800.

"And the thing is, it's got great picture quality and it's got a lot of features. It has a smart tv platform and so you're really not giving up any features and it's only $800."

THAT PRICE ALSO PLAYS INTO WHAT FATWALLET FOUND IN ITS SURVEY.THAT NEARLY HALF THE BUYERS SAY THEY'LL BE LOOKING MOSTLY AT THE COST OF A NEW TV.

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


CONSUMER REPORTS TVS-OC BNR


CHRIS CLACKUM REPORTING.

TO VIEW THE FULL LIST OF RECOMMENDED TV'S.

WE HAVE THE CONSUMER REPORTS LIST ON OUR WEBSITE,

NBC DASH 2 DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL PREPS-ANIBOX


SUNDAY IS SUPER BOWL 48.

THE DENVER BRONCOS AND SEATTLE SEAHAWKS HAVE TOUCHED DOWN IN NEW JERSEY!

SUPER BOWL 48 IS THE FIRST OUTDOOR, COLD-WEATHER CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN NFL HISTORY.

CREWS ARE KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH AT METLIFE STADIUM IN EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY.

RIGHT NOW GAME DAY GETS A GREEN LIGHT.

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NBC2 WITH AN UPDATE NOW ON A JAW-DROPPING CRASH AT THE ROLEX 24 RACE AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY THIS WEEKEND,

IT SENT TWO DRIVERS TO A HOSPITAL.

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DRIVER MEMO GIDLEY SUFFERED A BROKEN BACK AND INJURIES TO HIS LEFT ARM AND LEFT LEG THAT REQUIRED SURGERY.

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BREAKING AT NOON.

TREY RADEL HAS RESIGNED FROM CONGRESSIONAL POST IN WASHINGTON.

THE FRESHMAN CONGRESSMAN SAYS HE CAN'T EFFECTIVELY SERVE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NBC-2 SPOKE WITH THE POLITICO.COM REPORTER WHO FIRST BROKE THE STORY ABOUT RADEL'S RESIGNATION.

JAKE SHERMAN WOULD NOT REVEAL HIS SOURCE, BUT HE DID CONFIRM RADEL IS SENT A LETTER TO HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER, SAYING HE IS RESIGNING EFFECTIVE AT 6:30 TONIGHT.

WE HAVE A COPY OF THE LETTER.

HE THANKS SPEAKER BOEHNER FOR HIS SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT.

NOW--- SOME PEOPLE HAVE SPECULATED THAT RADEL IS STEPPING DOWN BEFORE A HOUSE ETHICS COMMITTEE REPORT COMES OUT,

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This is a guy who said he has an alcohol problem and obviously was caught with cocaine so, being in Congress is not an easy, not a simple task. He has to commute between Florida and DC. He has to raise a lot of money, he has to work long hours, so I can imagine that would all be difficult for him if he's trying to get healthy.

POLITICO WENT ON TO SAY RADEL'S RESIGNATION WOULDN'T IMPACT THE BALANCE OF POWER IN CONGRESS.

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HERE'S THE STATEMENT GOVERNOR SCOTT RELEASED IN THE LAST HOUR.

SCOTT SAYS QUOTE "I BELIEVE THAT TREY IS MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY. I'M GLAD THAT HE HAS SOUGHT HELP, AND IT'S MY HOPE HE CONTINUES TO PUT HIS ATTENTION ON REHABILITATION AND HIS FAMILY."

GOVERNOR SCOTT HAS CALLED ON RADEL TO RESIGN,

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A QUICK RECAP OF WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR.

JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO,

CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL ANNOUNCED HE WILL LEAVE HIS POST IN WASHINGTON.

EFFECTIVE AT 6:30 TONIGHT.;

HE RESIGNED AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO COCAINE-POSSESSION CHARGES LAST YEAR.

THE FRESHMAN REPUBLICAN SENT A LETTER TO HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER.

SEVERAL GOP LEADERS HAD ASKED HIM TO RESIGN.

BUT RADEL PLEDGED TO STAY IN OFFICE AND REBUILD TRUST AFTER COMPLETING REHAB FOR DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE.

WE HAVE REPORTERS COVERING EVERY ANGLE OF THIS STORY.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR UPDATES ONLINE AND FIRST AT FOUR,

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ALTHOUGH RADEL'S RESIGNATION HAS WASHINGTON BUZZING.

THERE IS ACTUAL WORK THAT NEEDS TO GET DONE.

TOMORROW PRESIDENT OBAMA GIVES HIS ANNUAL STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS.

THE ISSUES AT HAND:

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, IMMIGATION, AND A DEBT DEADLINE THAT'S CREEPING UP ON US AGAIN.

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NEXT WEEK, AMERICA HITS THE DEBT CEILING AGAIN AND WON'T BE ABLE TO PAY ITS BILLS.

SOME REPUBLICANS INSIST TO RAISE THE CEILING DEMOCRATS MUST GIVE UP SOMETHING:

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Texas:12-:15

"Of course we should do something. We shouldn't just write a blank check."

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New York:16-:21

"I do not believe that Republicans leaders will follow Ted Cruz over the cliff once again."

IT SOUNDS LIKE LAWMAKERS MAY ACTUALLY COMPROMISE ON UNEMPLOYMENT:

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"Surely in a three trillion dollar annual expenditure, we can find a place to pay for extended unemployment insurance."

BUT RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE, THAT MAY BE A TOUGHER FIGHT.

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Kentucky:38-:45

"It's about debating not who wants to cure poverty - Republicans want to help people who are unemployed, we want to help people get jobs. But it's about what policies work."

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Illinois:46-:54

"We should not play Russian roulette with America's economy. We shouldn't jeopardize its economic growth and kill off jobs because of another political squabble."

PRESIDENT OBAMA LAYS OUT HIS VISION IN THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS TOMORROW NIGHT

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"The Republican Congress is not going to rubber-stamp the President's agenda. The President is not going to sign the Republican Congress' agenda. So, we have to find areas where we can work together."

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TRACIE POTTS REPORTING.

TODAY IN WASHINGTON,

THE HOUSE IS EXPECTED TO CONSIDER A BILL THAT WOULD MAKE SURE FEDERAL FUNDS ARE NOT USED TO PAY FOR ABORTIONS.

THERE WOULD BE EXECEPTIONS IN CASES OF RAPE OR INCEST,

OR IF IT WOULD PUT A WOMAN IN DANGER.

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IT'S A MIXED BAG FOR HOME SALES IN THE U-S.

SALES SLIP FOR TWO MONTHS STRAIGHT.

BUT OVERALL SALES FOR 2013 ARE THE BEST IN FIVE YEARS.

EXPERTS BELIEVE SALES WILL JUMP IN 2014. Return to index of stories...


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STOCKS ARE MOSTLY HIGHER ON WALL STREET,

AS INVESTORS SHRUG OFF WORRIES ABOUT EMERGING MARKETS THAT TANKED THE MARKET LAST WEEK.

LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD.

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NBC2 IS IN THE COURTROOM TODAY.

FIRST,

A MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS GRANDFATHER IN 2011.

CLINTON DRAKE PLEADED NO CONTEST TODAY.

HE RECEIVED 20 YEARS IN PRISON,

FOLLOWED BY 15 YEARS PROBATION,

DURING WHICH HE MUST HAVE PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT.

PROSECUTORS SAY CLINTON DRAKE OF CAPE CORAL BEAT HIS 84-YEAR-OLD GRANDFATHER TO DEATH.

DRAKE WAS 19 AT THE TIME.

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AND A NORTH FORT MYERS COUPLE WILL PLEAD GUILTY TO CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES.

JENNIFER SPARKS WILL BE IN COURT TODAY.

ALAN JOHNSON ON TUESDAY.

THEY BOTH SIGNED A PLEA AGREEMENT WITH FEDERAL PROSECUTORS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE TWO RAPED A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL,

AND RECORDED IT ON A CELL PHONE.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR UPDATES FROM COURT ON BOTH STORIES TODAY. Return to index of stories...


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HERE WE GO AGAIN!

ANOTHER ROUND OF BRUTALLY AIR HAS MADE ITS WAY SOUTH FROM CANADA.

CITIES IN THE MIDWEST, NORTHEAST, SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST WILL SEE NUMBERS 15 TO 30 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE.

WENDY WOOLFOLK HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


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WENDY WOOLFOLK REPORTING.

CHECK YOUR FLASHLIGHT.

NBC2 HAS A RECALL TO TELL YOU ABOUT.

'RAYOVAC' IS RECALLING ABOUT 225-THOUSAND FLASHLIGHTS BECAUSE THEY CAN OVERHEAT AND MELT.

THE RECALL COVERS RAYOVAC L-E-D INDUSTRIAL MODELS.

IT ALSO COVERS MODELS UNDER THE NAME 'VALUE-BRIGHT'

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OVERSEAS IN LONDON,

ACTOR JUDE LAW TOOK THE STAND IN THE U-K PHONE HACKING TRIAL.

THE 41-YEAR-OLD SAID HE HAD BEEN HOUNDED BY REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS.

HE SAID THEY EVEN SHOWED UP AT EVENTS HE HAD ORGANIZED SECRETLY FOR HIS CHILDREN.

FORMER NEWS INTERNATIONAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE REBEKAH BROOKS,

AND FORMER NEWS OF THE WORLD EDITOR ANDY COULSON.

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THE NEW YEAR COULD BRING HIGHER HEALTH INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLES.

FOR PATIENTS USING THE EMERGENCY ROOM OR DOCTOR'S OFFICE,

NBC2 BREAKS DOWN WHY YOU COULD BE PAYING MORE FOR HEALTH CARE IN 2014.

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THE NEW YEAR ISN'T JUST A TIME FOR THOSE NEW RESOLUTIONS.

SOMETHING ALSO HAPPENS THAT HAS AN IMPACT ON NEARLY EVERYONE'S WALLET.

BOB HANSEN EXPLAINS WHY YOU COULD BE SHELLING OUT MORE FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE PLAN. Return to index of stories...


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YAPHET YOKLEY IS WALKING HIS 4-MONTH-OLD BABY GIRL YAMIYA.

BUT IT'S NOT JUST A NEW BABY YAPHET IS FACING IN THE NEW YEAR. IT'S ALSO A HIGHER INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE.

"increase, dramatically over the last 4 or 5 years."

IN FACT MANY INSURANCE PLANS ARE ROLLING OUT HIGHER DEDUCTIBLES.

"I think it's going to go up by about 30 percent."

"kind of, you kind of have to watch it."

"And remember, your deductible starts over the first of the year. you may have been paid up a few weeks ago, but not anymore."

"on January first, if you go to the doctor, or to the hospital, or an emergency room, or an outpatient surgery center, you are now subject to a new deductible that starts on january first and runs through december 31st of the year."

AND IN MOST PLANS, THE INSURANCE COMPANY DOES NOT PAY FOR YOUR HEALTH COVERAGE UNTIL YOU MEET THAT DEDUCTIBLE. A DEDUCTIBLE THAT INSURANCE BROKER ERICK LUNDY SAYS SEEMS TO BE RISING EVERY YEAR.

"So if you go back five years it was very common to see a 250, 500 dollar deductible. today you're seeing it anywhere from a thousand dollars all the way up to 5-thousand dollar deductible."

"insurance is not going to pay for everything and that's what we're finding out year after year."

IN FACT YOU MAY NOW BE FEELING MORE PRESSURE THAN EVER TO PAY THAT DEDUCTIBLE BEFORE YOU GET TREATMENT OR LEAVE THE SURGERY CENTER OR EMERGENCY ROOM.

"Hospitals do everything they can to set up payment plans. but we're finding now that because people are not able to pay, some facilities are charging them up front and saying you have to pay this now instead of us billing you later."

ERICK LUNDY SAYS THE NEW AFFORDABLE CARE ACT HAS HAD AN IMPACT ON PREMIUMS AND DEDUCTIBLE LIMITS. BUT SO HAS THE THE RISING COST OF HEALTH CARE. IT JUST MEANS AS YAMIYA GETS OLDER THE COST OF HER HEALTH INSURANCE IS ALSO LIKELY TO GROW. Return to index of stories...


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BOB HANSEN REPORTING.

SO DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR DEDUCTIBLE IS FOR THIS YEAR?

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THIS WINTER HAS DEALT US MORE THAN IT'S FAIR SHARE OF COLD,

BUT IS IT ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS?

RIGHT NOW WE'RE ON PAR TO SEE ONE OF THE COLDEST JANUARYS IN A GENERATION.

NEW TO VIDEO TODAY.

FROM OHIO TO NEW YORK,

SNOW AND ICE IS CAUSING ACCIDENTS ON ROADWAYS.

IN BUFFALO,

THE WIND EVEN OVERPOWERED AN 18-WHEELER.

AND IN CHICAGO,

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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.

"A warm start to the week"

Despite the cloudiness yesterday, temperatures still managed to work their way into the middle 70s across Southwest Florida. The warming trend continues as we start the new week with afternoon highs closing in on 80°. We'll be tracking our next chance for rain associated with another weather system, followed by a very brief cool down.

Lots of sunshine will take us into the mid day hour with temperatures climbing into the lower 70s. During the afternoon, expect mostly to partly sunny skies with highs near 80° in town. Readings will be a few degrees cooler at our beaches and coastal locations as winds come in off the chilly gulf waters.

Tonight, a few clouds will remain in the forecast along with overnight lows dipping into the 60s. Areas of patchy fog will be possible by sunrise tomorrow especially east of I-75.

Our weather pattern will stay fairly dry through Tuesday with partly sunny skies. Afternoon highs will continue to climb into the upper 70s. This warm up is ahead of another weather system that will not only bring the chance for rain late Wednesday and into Thursday, but also a brief cool down by late in in the week. Now that models are coming into better agreement, the core of the cold air looks to stay well to the north of the area. By Thursday, morning lows will only bottom out in the upper 40s to lower 50s, with highs in the upper 60s. A gradual warm up will commence on Friday with highs on track to reach the lower 80s by the weekend. Return to index of stories...


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THAT'S THE SOUND OF TOUGH MEN IN ENGLAND THIS WEEKEND.

THE EIGHT-MILE-LONG COURSE TOOK COMPETITORS UP WOODEN CLIMBING TOWERS AND THROUGH FREEZING WATER.

IN THE END, A 21 YEAR OLD FROM GERMANY WON TOP SPOT.

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LET'S TALK ABOUT SOCHI.

TEN DAYS TO THE WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES.

THE OLYMPIC TORCH ARRIVES IN THE RUSSIAN REPUBLIC OF DAGESTAN,

AMID SECURITY CONCERNS BEFORE THE GAMES.

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"U.S. officials have repeatedly said the threat of terrorism before or during the Sochi games is high. Well that threat comes primarily from here, from Dagestan, and other parts of the North Caucuses. And today, the Olympic flame passed through."

THE OLYMPIC TORCH TODAY MADE ITS MOST DANGEROUS STOP TODAY, TO THE RUSSIAN REPUBLIC OF DAGESTAN.

BUT THREATS OF TERRORISM DRAMATICALLY CURTAILED THE TRADITIONAL RELAY.

SO ORGANIZERS INVITED A FEW THOUSAND SPECTATORS TO A SOCCER STADIUM TO WATCH THE TORCH DO LAPS AROUND THE FIELD, A CONTAINED EVENT AND ALL UNDER HEAVY GUARD.

A TORCH RELAY TO NOWHERE.

ISLAMIC MILITANTS FROM DAGESTAN IN HAVE REPEATEDLY THREATENED THE TORCH, THE OLYMPIC GAMES AND FOREIGN TOURISTS.

FOR THE MILITANTS, THE ATTENTION OF OLYMPICS BRING ARE CHANCE TO PUBLICLY AND PAINFULLY STRIKE BACK AT RUSSIA FOR ITS COMMANDO OPERATIONS.

LIKE THIS ONE JUST OVER A WEEK AGO.

WHEN POLICE AND SPECIAL FORCES ASSAULTED A SUSPECTED ISLAMIC MILITANT HIDEOUT IN THE DAGESTANI CAPITAL MAKHACHALA.

"Police say seven suspected militants were killed in this house. And there are now raids like it almost every night here in Dagestan. This is Russia's secret war, and militants have vowed to bring it to Sochi."

A NEIGHBOR SHOWED US WHERE A HALF DOZEN RUSSIAN TROOPS TOOK POSITION HER HOUSE.

ENGEL NATS:" The floor is covered in bullet casings."

AND FIRED OUT HER WIDOW.

DAGESTAN IS A WARZONE THAT NORMALLY WOULD HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE OLYMPICS BUT SUDDENLY DOES: BECAUSE RUSSIA IS THE HOST, AND THEY'RE BEING HELD NEARBY.

"The Russian intelligence service the FSB today said it does not believe that a female suicide bomber has made her way into Sochi looking for a target as Russian police had previously warned. Richard Engel, NBC News, Dagestan." Return to index of stories...


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RICHARD ENGEL REPORTING.

WE ARE JUST 10 DAYS AWAY FROM SOCHI.

THE OPENING CEREMONY IS FEBRUARY 7TH.

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DEVELOPING IN MARYLAND TODAY.

INVESTIGATORS WANT TO KNOW WHY A DEADLY MALL SHOOTING TOOK PLACE.

A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE INSIDE COLUMBIA MALL NEAR BALTIMORE SATURDAY,

KILLING TWO WORKERS.

POLICE SAY THE SHOOTER IS 19-YEAR-OLD DARION AGUILAR,

SAYING HE APPARENTLY KILLED HIMSELF AFTER THE SHOOTINGS.

INVESTIGATORS FOUND A JOURNAL,

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IN TOLEDO OHIO TODAY,

FLAGS WILL BE FLYING AT HALF-STAFF,

IN HONOR OF TWO FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

THEY WERE BATTLING A FIRE AT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX WHEN THEY BECAME TRAPPED.

RESIDENTS OF THE BUILDING SAY THEIR ESCAPE TO SAFETY WAS TERRIFYING.

FIRE OFFICIALS PROMISE A FULL INVESTIGATION.

AUTOPSIES ON THE TWO FIREMEN ARE SCHEDULED FOR TODAY.

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THE CRUISE IS OVER FOR PASSENGERS ON BOARD A ROYAL CARIBBEAN SHIP.

NEARLY ONE-FIFTH OF THEM REPORTED GETTING SICK.

HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY 564 OF THE 3,050 PASSENGERS CAME DOWN WITH STOMACH PROBLEMS,

AFTER THE EXPLORER OF THE SEAS LEFT NEW JERSEY LAST TUESDAY.

HEALTH OFFICIALS BOARDED THE SHIP SUNDAY IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.

ABOUT 47 CREW MEMBERS ALSO REPORTED FEELING ILL. Return to index of stories...


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THE FAA IS GETTING READY TO ORDER MORE SAFETY CHECK ON HUNDREDS OF PLANES.

THE DIRECTIVE WILL AFFECT MORE THAN 4 HUNDRED BOEING 767 JETS.

THE PROBLEM IS A POTENTIAL DANGER IN THE TAIL SECTIONS OF THE PLANES.

THEY CAN JAM AND POTENTIALLY CAUSE PILOTS TO LOSE CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT.

THE SAFETY ORDER GOES INTO EFFECT ON MARCH 3.

THEN AIRLINES HAVE SIX YEARS TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM.

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KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR NEW FOOD NUTRITION LABELS.

THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION SENT GUIDELINES TO THE WHITE HOUSE.

ONE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGES IS MAKING THE NUMBER OF CALORIES MORE PROMINENT.

YOU COULD ALSO SEE MORE "TEASPOON" MEASUREMENTS INSTEAD OF GRAMS,

PLUS A NEW LINE FOR ADDED SUGARS AND SYRUPS.

FOOD LABELS HAVEN'T CHANGED IN TWO DECADES. Return to index of stories...


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IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES IN NAPLES,

DRUG-FREE COLLIER COUNTY WILL HOST A FORUM ON LEGALIZING MARIJUANA IN FLORIDA.

THE FORUM IS BEING CALLED "THE BLUNT TRUTH."

IT WILL DISCUSS THE EFFECT ON CHILDREN AND TAX REVENUE FOR FLORIDA.

TODAY'F FORUM IS AT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IN NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


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COME SIX THIRTY TONIGHT CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL WILL NO LONGER REPRESENT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

SO WHO WILL STEP IN?

AHEAD AT FOUR NEW REACTION AND A LOOK AT WHAT'S NEXT AS RADEL CALLS IT QUITS.

IT COULD BE EVEN WORSE THAN THE PREVIOUS STORMS.

A NEW ARTIC BLAST IS TAKING AIM ON MUCH OF THE COUNTRY.

AHEAD AT FOUR WHO'S UNDER THE GUN AND HOW WILL IT AFFECT OUR WEATHER?

PLUS IN JUST TEN DAYS THE BEST ATHLETES IN THE WORLD WILL TAKE ON THE WINTER OLYMPICS.

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TREY RADEL-TRX VOTOPS


REPRESENTATIVE TREY RADEL IS RESIGNING FROM CONGRESS.

HERE IS A LETTER HE SENT TO HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER HE'S RESIGNING FROM CONGRESS.

AN UNDERCOVER AGENT ARRESTED RADEL BACK IN OCTOBER IN WASHINGTON.

IT CAME TO LIGHT IN NOVEMBER.

REPRESENTATIVE RADEL HAD HIS DAY IN COURT.

ADMITTING HE DID INDEED PURCHASED COCAINE.

HE PAID A FINE AND REMAINS ON PROBATION.

THE QUESTIONS DIDN'T STOP THOUGH.

THE HOUSE ETHICS COMMITTEE LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION.

BUT RADEL'S RESIGNATION MEANS THAT INQUIRY MUST COME TO AN IMMEDIATE STOP. Return to index of stories...


MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


TAKING ONE LAST LOOK AT THE DOW THIS HOUR.

WALL STREET IS STILL REACTING TO A ROUND OF WEAK 4TH QUARTER REPORTS.

RIGHT NOW THE DOW __.

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