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HLA fm murder arrest-trxTC MON, SOT 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
HLB swfl flu deaths-trxTC MON STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
HLC weather headline-trxWX CNTR ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TOSS TO MATT-OC, SS, VO, SS TOSS TO GEORGE-trx2 shot, VO
FM MURDER ARREST-trxVO IN PLASMA DOZIER BODIES FOUND-trxTC MON
FM MURDER ARREST-BNR-PKG DOZIER BODIES FOUND-BNR-PKG
FM MURDER ARREST-VO IN PLASMA DOZIER BODIES FOUND-TC MON
ALE HOUSE LINK-OC, SS BOAT AGROUND UPDATE-SSTOPS
LAKE BOYZ HISTORY-OC, NATVO HMA LAYOFFS-OC
RADEL SPECIAL ELECTION-trxOC, VIDBOX SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO STEVE-OC, EANIBX SUPER BOWL MEDIA DAY-VO OFF TOP
LIZBETH ADS BACKED BY GOP-REM-LIVE SUPER BOWL MEDIA DAY-ON CAM
LIZBETH ADS BACKED BY GOP-BNR-PKG MATT PRATER-VOTOPS
LIZBETH ADS BACKED BY GOP-REM-LIVE MATT PRATER-SOT
FLU DEATHS IN SWFL-trxOC MATT PRATER-ON CAM TAG
FLU DEATHS IN SWFL-BNR-PKG NAPLES TYLER BYRD-VOTOPS
FLU DEATHS IN FL-SSTOPS JULES MONTINAR-VOTOPS
FL UNDERVACCINATED-OC ESC MCALOOSE-ON CAM
NAPLES TEEN DIES-SS, OC, VO ECS MCALOOSE-VOTOPS
LEE CO PORN CHARGES-OC, SS BRIAN RAFALSKI-VOTOPS
YASEIL PUIG NO CHARGES-OC, SS, OC SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
FLOOD INSURANCE-OC 11PM TEASE-CLIP
BEACH RENOURISHMENT LAST DAY-trxOC, VO 11PM TEASE-CAM99-RTR1 VO
BEACH RENOURISHMENT LAST DAY-SOTVO BEST WX VID-VOTOPS
LEE COUNTY BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE-VO BEST WX VID 2-VO-WIPE
LEE COUNTY BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE-SOTVO SOTU PUSH-SS
TEASE ONE-CLIP CLOSE-4SHOT
TZ1 A) dozier bodies found-VO  


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HLA fm murder arrest-trxTC MON, SOT


CAUGHT IN THE CROSS FIRE OF A GANG WAR.

POLICE ARREST A FORT MYERS TEENAGER FOR OPENING FIRE ON A CAR, KILLING A 17 YEAR OLD GIRL.

48:51 we miss that smiling face. she lit up our whole house, she was full of joy. we never had a dull moment with alexis. Return to index of stories...


HLB swfl flu deaths-trxTC MON


FEARS OVER THE FLU.

HEALTH OFFICIALS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ISSUE A WARNING TONIGHT.

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HLC weather headline-trxWX CNTR


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NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO MATT-OC, SS, VO, SS


POLICE SAY THEY CAUGHT THE MAN WHO KILLED A TEENAGE GIRL IN FORT MYERS LAST WEEKEND.

19 YEAR OLD JAMES BROWN WON'T BE GETTING OUT OF JAIL ANYTIME SOON.

HE FACES 5 FELONY CHARGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEADLY DRIVE BY SHOOTING EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

THE SHOOTING INJURED 2 GIRLS.

AND KILLED 17 YEAR OLD ALEXIS WILSON.

TONIGHT - HER GODMOTHER IS PLEADING FOR THE COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER AND STOP THE VIOLENCE.

SHE SPOKE ONLY WITH NBC2'S MATT WRIGHT - Return to index of stories...


FM MURDER ARREST-trxVO IN PLASMA


THIS SMILING FACE IS WHAT THOSE CLOSE TO ALEXIS WILSON SAY THEY'LL MISS MOST.

A NIGHT OUT WITH FRIENDS -- TURNED DEADLY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. Return to index of stories...


FM MURDER ARREST-BNR-PKG


TWO PHONE CALLS--TWO VERY DIFFERENT EMOTIONS.

ONE MINUTE ALLEAN PRUITT GOT A CALL HER GOD DAUGHTER WAS HEADING HOME---

THEN HOURS LATER -- SHE GOT THE CALL ALEXIS WILSON WAS DEAD.

ANGER THAT THE TEEN HAD GONE OUT WITH FRIENDS -- TURNED TO GRIEF.

TODAY -- POLICE ARRESTED JAMES BROWN FOR THE MURER.

HE'S BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND.

POLICE SAY IT ALL STARTED AT THIS 7-11 GAS STATION ALONG COLONIAL BOULEVARD.

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS ROLLED AS ALEXIS AND A CAR FULL OF FRIENDS STOPPED FOR GAS.

THEY RAN INTO ANOTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE. INCLUDING JAMES BROWN.

KNOWN ON THE STREET AS BABY JAMES -- THE VICTIMS TOLD POLICE HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE LAKE BOYZ GANG.

--THE SAME GANG SHOWN IN VIOLENT MUSIC VIDEOS POSTED ONLINE.

A RIVAL GANG MEMBER WAS WITH ALEXIS. AND HER FRIENDS.

ONE TOLD POLICE SHE "HAD THE FEELING SOMETHING BAD WAS GOING TO HAPPEN."

FEAR WORSENED AFTER THEY DROVE AWAY-- AND A CAR PULLED UP BESIDE THEM AT THIS WINKLER AVENUE INTERSECTION.

A WITNESS SAID SHE "SAW BABY JAMES LEAN OUT THE WINDOW, POINT A GUN AT THEIR CAR, AND WATCHED AS HE FIRED MULTIPLE ROUNDS" AT THEM.

ALEXIS WAS SHOT AND KILLED.

TONIGHT -- AN OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT ON FACEBOOK.

INCLUDING A PLANNED FUNDRAISER TO COVER FUNERAL COSTS.

AS RELATIVES REMEMBER ALEXIS.WHO DREAMED OF BECOMING A NURSE. Return to index of stories...


FM MURDER ARREST-VO IN PLASMA


FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ALEXIS ARE PLANNED FOR SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

MEANWHILE. POLICE ARE STILL ASKING FOR HELP IDENTIFYING THE OTHER PEOPLE IN THESE SURVEILLANCE PICTURES

MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


ALE HOUSE LINK-OC, SS


JAMES BROWN WAS ALSO IMPLICATED. BUT NEVER ARRESTED. IN THE MURDER OF ANOTHER FORT MYERS TEEN.

KANASHA ISAAC WAS KILLED IN A DRIVE BY SHOOTING AT ALE HOUSE ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD LAST FEBRUARY.

AN EYE WITNESS IDENTIFIED THE SHOOTER AS HENRY BRUNSON -- BUT THEN SAID IT WAS BROWN.

BRUNSON WAS CHARGED BUT NEVER PROSECUTED FOR THE MURDER. Return to index of stories...


LAKE BOYZ HISTORY-OC, NATVO


THE HARLEM LAKE BOYZ FIRST MADE HEADLINES IN 2012.

THE GANG POSTED A MUSIC VIDEO SHOWING TEENS AND YOUNG MEN WHO APPEAR TO BE ARMED WITH Ak-47s.

nats of music video

IN AN NBC-2 INVESTIGATION, MEMBERS OF THE LAKE BOYZ SAID THEY WERE UNFAIRLY TARGETED AND PROFILED BY POLICE.

THEY CONSIDERED THE MUSIC VIDEO AS ARTISTIC EXPRESSION. Return to index of stories...


RADEL SPECIAL ELECTION-trxOC, VIDBOX


LOCAL ELECTIONS OFFICIALS ARE STARTING TO PLAN THE SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL TREY RADEL'S SEAT IN CONGRESS.

IT LIKELY MEANS TWO ELECTIONS. A PRIMARY. AND THEN A GENERAL ELECTION.

IT WILL ALL COST TAXPAYERS ATLEAST ONE POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS.

RADEL ABRUPTLY RESIGNED YESTERDAY, 3 MONTHS AFTER HE WAS BUSTED BUYING COCAINE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO STEVE-OC, EANIBX


CHOOSING A REPUBLICAN TO RUN FOR THAT SEAT APPEARS TO BE DIVIDING THE PARTY.

FORMER CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE BYRON DONALDS CALLS STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO THE QUOTE: CHOSEN ONE, TO FILL RADEL'S SEAT.

DONALDS POINTS TO TELEVISION ADS AS PROOF. THE PARTY IS CHOOSING THE candidate NOT THE VOTERS. AND THE LITTLE GUYS DON'T STAND A CHANCE.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION IS BREAKING THIS STORY TONIGHT.

HE'S LIVE OUTSIDE THE LEE COUNTY'S SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS HEADQUARTERS.

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LIZBETH ADS BACKED BY GOP-REM-LIVE


AS THOSE HERE GEAR UP FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, THE RACE IS ON TO REPLACE TREY RADEL.

TONIGHT, SOME ARGUE THE PARTY ESTABLISHMENT APPEAR READY TO BACK LIZBETH BENACQUISTO

. EVEN THOUGH SHE'S NOT OFFICIALLY RUNNING. Return to index of stories...


LIZBETH ADS BACKED BY GOP-BNR-PKG


Byron Donalds, Former Congressional Candidate

0936 "It's unethical and shouldn't be tolerated."

*IF* YOU'RE WATCHING TELEVISION -

THE IMAGE SPOTS FOR STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO FREQUENT THE SCREEN.

TAKE NATS

THIS ONE IS THE LATEST TO HIT THE AIRWAVES -

PAID FOR BY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF FLORIDA.

Donalds,

0853 "Frankly, it's unethical if they don't know the dynamics of what's going down here. It shows they don't have a pulse of what's going on in Republican parties."

REPUBLICAN BRYON DONALD -- WHO RAN AGAINST RADEL IN THE 2012 PRIMARY -- BLASTS THE SPOTS.

CALLING THEM AN ENDORSEMENT FOR A MUCH-SPECULATED CONGRESSIONAL RUN.

Donalds

0958 "Steve: Do you think she's the republican party's chosen one? I do. Why? Because she's in leadership."

WHEN PRESSED TODAY -

BENACQUISTO'S CAMP WRITES SHE'LL "ANNOUNCE HER INTENTIONS VERY SOON"

. ABOUT WHETHER SHE PLANS TO RUN FOR FORMER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL'S SEAT.

TAKE AD NATS

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TELLS US THEY LAUNCHED THIS TV AD. AFTER A SUPER PAC ATTACKED BENACQUISTO.

WRITING IN A STATEMENT "THEY WILL NOT TOLERATE THAT KIND OF INFORMATION TO PERMEATE."

Donalds

0942 "It's all political games."

THOSE STILL CONSIDERING A RUN FOR CONGRESS -

CALL THE PARTY'S DECISION DISHONEST.

Donalds

1038 "If the RPOF wants to make this right. they should cut ads for everybody running for Congress." Return to index of stories...


LIZBETH ADS BACKED BY GOP-REM-LIVE


OUR REQUESTS TO SPEAK WITH STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO DIRECTLY TODAY - WENT UNRETURNED.

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF FLORIDA DECLINED TO TELL US HOW MUCH MONEY THEY'VE SPENT ON THE TV AD BUY.

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FLU DEATHS IN SWFL-trxOC


THREE PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAVE DIED FROM THE FLU THIS YEAR.

ONE OF THE VICTIMS WAS PERFECTLY HEALTHY. AND IN THEIR TWENTIES.

NBC-2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS DISCOVERED IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


FLU DEATHS IN SWFL-BNR-PKG


Trt 1:15

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Barbara Jenkins

Got Flu Shot

:38

Deb Millsap

Florida Dept. Of Health, Collier County

Nat flu shot

A QUICK PINCH

AND A LITTLE BIT OF PAIN.

nat

BUT THEN ---

Barbara Jenkins

Got Flu Shot

:05

It's over with. I'm protected and that's the main thing

BARBARA JENKINS WORKS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

BUT HADN'T GOTTEN A FLU SHOT UNTIL NOW.

WHEN SHE LEARNED JUST HOW SERIOUS IT CAN BE.

Barbara Jenkins

Got Flu Shot

:07

Of course it worries anyone. we want to make sure that we don't become one of the statistics

IN THE PAST MONTH-

THE FLU SENT THREE PATIENTS BETWEEN THE AGE OF 25 AND 55 TO THE I-C-U.

ANOTHER CASE-EVEN TURNED DEADLY.

KILLING A YOUNG, HEALTHY PERSON BETWEEN THE AGES OF 20 AND 25.

Deb Millsap

Florida Dept. Of Health, Collier County

sometmies there are deaths but when you see several people who are young it's quite a concern

THE CAUSE OFFICIALS SAY IS THE H1N1 VIRUS.

SO FAR-THE CDC REPORTS AN AVERAGE NUMBER OF FLU CASES THIS YEAR.

BUT DEB MILLSEP OF THE COLLIER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS THE CASES THEY DO HAVE TEND TO BE SEVERE.

AND THIS YEAR-YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE MOST AFFECTED.

Deb Millsap

Florida Dept. Of Health, Collier County

this is a new virus for everyone but it seems the longer you lived the more exposure you've had that makes you immune to it 08

MOST IMPORTANTLY-

MILLSEP SAYS IT'S NEVER TO LATE TO PROTECT YOURSELF WITH A FLU SHOT.

Deb Millsap

Florida Dept. Of Health, Collier County

we've had one tragedy too many so far.

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


FLU DEATHS IN FL-SSTOPS


WE JUST FOUND OUT THAT LAST WEEK A MAN IN HIS 30'S DIED IN LEE COUNTY FROM THE FLU -- WE'RE TOLD HE HAD OTHER HEALTH ISSUES AS WELL.

THE DEATH ADDS TO A RECENT DEADLY OUTBREAK ACROSS THE STATE.

ALSO LAST WEEK, A 54 YEAR OLD WOMAN AND YOUNG CHILD DIED FROM THE FLU IN ORANGE COUNTY.

IN ALACHUA COUNTY. 12 PEOPLE HAVE DIED. Return to index of stories...


FL UNDERVACCINATED-OC


FLORIDA HAS ONE OF THE LOWEST FLU IMMUNIZATION RATES IN THE NATION.

JUST 34 PERCENT OF PEOPLE 6 MONTHS OLD AND OLDER HAVE HAD THEIR FLU SHOT.

HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THERE IS STILL TIME TO GET YOUR SHOT.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE OUT OF VACCINATION FOR ADULTS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES TEEN DIES-SS, OC, VO


DEVELOPING TONIGHT - A NAPLES TEEN HAS DIED AND TWO OTHERS ARE SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER A CAR CRASH ON I-75.

ACCORDING TO OUR NEWS PARTNERS AT NAPLES DAILY NEWS, 19 YEAR OLD MIKAYLA BRANDT WAS HEADING HOME WITH SOME FRIENDS FROM A CONCERT.

TROOPERS SAY THE DRIVER, 19 YEAR OLD NICHOLAS CALTON, DIDN'T NOTICE A MAJOR TRAFFIC BACKUP AND SLAMMED INTO ANOTHER CAR.

THE VEHICLE FLIPPED INTO THE MEDIAN AND LANDED ON ITS ROOF.

MIKAYLA PASSED AWAY.

THE DRIVER AND ANOTHER PASSENGER, 19 YEAR OLD SKYLAR RHODEN, WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED.

THE BACKUP WAS CAUSED BY DAMAGE FROM A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT.

A PIECE OF CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT FELL OFF A TRUCK AND PUNCHED FIVE HOLES INTO THE ROAD. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO PORN CHARGES-OC, SS


FEDERAL AGENTS ARRESTED A LEE COUNTY MAN FOR HAVING 7-THOUSAND PICTURES AND 400 VIDEOS OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

THEY SAY KEVIN KASZYNSKI HAD THE FILES ON A COMPUTER IN HIS GARAGE.

HIS ESTRANGED WIFE FOUND THE HARD DRIVE AND CONTACTED INVESTIGATORS.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE DRIVE HAD FILES DATING BACK TO APRIL 2008. Return to index of stories...


YASEIL PUIG NO CHARGES-OC, SS, OC


THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IS DROPPING CHARGES AGAINST A PRO BASEBALL PLAYER.

YASIEL PUIG WAS ARRESTED FOR RECKLESS DRIVING ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY.

TROOPERS SAY PUIG WAS DRIVING 110 MILES AN HOUR.

THAT'S 40 OVER THE SPEED LIMIT.

ACCORDING TO THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, ALTHOUGH THE L-A DODGER STAR WAS SPEEDING, HE WAS NOT WEAVING IN AND OUT OF TRAFFIC.

INVESTIGATORS ADDED THAT HE DIDN'T PUT ANY DRIVERS IN DANGER. Return to index of stories...


FLOOD INSURANCE-OC


THE U-S SENATE HAS TAKEN THE FIRST STEP TO DELAY FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUM HIKES FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE 86 TO 13 VOTE OPENS THE DOOR FOR ANOTHER VOTE LATER THIS WEEK.

THE BILL WOULD DELAY THE RATE INCREASES FOR FOUR YEARS. AND REQUIRE AN AFFORDABILITY STUDY.

SOME PEOPLE ARE FACING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN INCREASES. AFTER A 20-12 LAW CUT FEDERAL SUBSIDIES FOR THE PROGRAM.

THE MEASURE IS EXPECTED TO FACE A TOUGH BATTLE IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Return to index of stories...


BEACH RENOURISHMENT LAST DAY-trxOC, VO


WE HEARD IT FOR MONTHS.

CONTROVERSY.

FIGHTING.

COMPLAINING.

ALL OVER THE TIMING AND TRUCKS FOR COLLIER COUNTY'S BEACH RENOURISHMENT PROJECT.

TONIGHT ---- IT'S FINALLY FINISHED!

THE COUNTY'S ENTIRE 9 POINT 5 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT OFFICIALLY CAME TO AN END TUESDAY - AS TRUCKS DROPPED OFF THEIR FINAL LOADS OF SAND.

MORE THAN ONE-HUNDRED-FIFTY-THOUSAND TONS MADE ITS WAY ONTO VANDERBILT, NAPLES PARK AND PELICAN BAY BEACHES.

THE ENTIRE PROJECT - TOOK A LITTLE MORE THAN 4 MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


BEACH RENOURISHMENT LAST DAY-SOTVO


Art Ramos/Naples Resident for 15 years

21:42:25 "they're twice as wide now - you can play football north and south, east and west, any way you want to."we're happy to see it go but to be honest with you it hasn't been that much of an inconvenience."

COUNTY OFFICIALS HOPE TO HAVE ALL OF THE EQUIPMENT OFF VANDERBILT BEACH BY THURSDAY. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE-VO


TABLETS AND SMARTPHONES MAY REPLACE PAPER AND PENCILS IN LEE COUNTY CLASSROOMS.

TODAY, THE SCHOOL BOARD DISCUSSED A PROPOSED POLICY WHICH SETS GUIDELINES FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN THE CLASSROOM.

DISTRICT LEADERS SAY STUDENTS ALREADY BRING THEIR SMARTPHONES TO CLASS. NOW RULES NEED TO BE IN PLACE ON HOW THEY CAN BE USED.

STUDENTS ADMIT ELECTRONICS COULD BE A DISTRACTION - BUT SAY THE BENEFITS OUTWEIGH THE DRAWBACKS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE-SOTVO


Kira Mieles, Dunbar HS Student

17:08:04 if you start using them more often for things, like

integrating them into classroom activities and what not, I don't think

it would be that big of a problem. I think it could be a great

resource. 17:08:13

THIS POLICY WOULD ONLY ALLOW STUDENTS TO ACCESS THE DISTRICT'S WI-FI WHICH HAS CERTAIN SECURITY MEASURES IN PLACE.

THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING AND VOTE ON THE ISSUE NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


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A HEART-WRENCHING DISCOVERY AT A FORMER REFORM SCHOOL IN FLORIDA.

AS RESEARCHERS FIND MORE THAN 50 GRAVES OF STUDENTS WHO DIED AT THE DOZIER SCHOOLS FOR BOYS.

TONIGHT NBC-2 SITS DOWN EXCLUSIVELY WITH ONE OF THE SCHOOL'S SURVIVORS WHO CALLS TODAY'S DEVELOPMENTS ARE VINDICATION.

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TZ1 A) dozier bodies found-VO


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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


COLD FRONT ON THE WAY

Another round of fog is possible again this evening. As temperatures cool before midnight we could see some areas in southwest Florida with reduced visibility for a time. This fog forecast for tonight is not quite the same as last night, because a cold front is moving down the peninsula and should help to break up the fog a little sooner. The front will arrive tomorrow and linger through Thursday. Our weather will likely be very different on Wednesday and Thursday versus what we saw today. Cloudy skies are expected, temperatures will be lower, wind picks up a little, and. some rain showers are possible. The best chance for showers to develop will be late in the day on Wednesday. There will likely be on / off showers on Thursday. Temperatures for the next 2 days will cool into the 60's during the day and into the low 50's at night.

But take heart. the long-range forecast looks just fine for the weekend! Sunshine will start to return on Friday and by Saturday/Sunday we will be back in the 80's with mostly sunny weather.

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...


TOSS TO GEORGE-trx2 shot, VO


TODAY, RESEARCHERS AT THE DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS IN THE PANHANDLE REVEALED SOMETHING STUNNING.

THEY FOUND 55 BURIED BODIES.

TONIGHT NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY TO A LOCAL SURVIVOR WHO TALKED ABOUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS DISCOVERY.

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DOZIER BODIES FOUND-trxTC MON


FOR CAPE CORAL'S JERRY COOPER- THIS IS VINDICATION.

COOPER IS A SURVIVING MEMBER OF A GROUP OF MEN WHO CALL THEMSELVES THE "WHITE HOUSE BOYS"

NAMED AFTER A PLACE ON THE SCHOOL GROUNDS THE MEN CLAIM SAVAGE, OFTEN DEADLY BEATINGS TOOK PLACE.

STORIES THAT FOR YEARS WENT IGNORED- UNTIL NOW. Return to index of stories...


DOZIER BODIES FOUND-BNR-PKG


ITS BEEN CALLED "HELL ON EARTH"

FOR JERRY COOPER OF CAPE CORAL THAT IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG.

38:41 "I've always suspected foul play went on the school."

THIS IS WHY:

TEAMS OF SCIENTISTS LED BY UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA RESEARCHERS DIGGING UP A DARK HISTORY AT THE DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS IN MARIANNA FLORIDA.

THEIR HOPES- UNCOVERING SOMETHING COOPER CLAIMS HE KNEW ALL ALONG.

38:47 "There was too many things that were happening that were wrong, evil; should not have been occurring."

THE SCHOOL AND ITS STAFF GREW TO GET A REPUTATION FOR BEATINGS RAPE EVEN MURDER.

MANY OF WHICH TOOK PLACE AT ONE OF DOZIER'S MOST INFAMOUS SITES.

A PLACE WHOSE NAME COOPER AND HUNDREDS OF OTHER SURVIVING MEN ADOPTED AS WAY TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES: "THE WHITE HOUSE BOYS"

39:43 "Hopefully USF will uncover the things we've said all along, that we got dead boys up there and we got a lot of them."

EVEN MORE THAN THE STATE CLAIMED THEY INITIALLY HAD.

TODAY U-S-F RESEARCHES ANNOUNCED THEY'VE FOUND THE REMAINS OF 55 BOYS WHO DIED AT THE SCHOOL.

24 MORE THAN THE OFFICIAL RECORDS SHOW.

20:36 "We approach this very much as a collective history it's part of all our history in Florida and so we want help bring the facts to light, and help contextualize it and make sense of it." SO DO AUTHORITIES

THEY ARE HOPING D-N-A TESTING WILL BRING CLOSURE FOR FAMILIES STILL SEEKING ANSWERS.

FOR COOPER ITS ABOUT THAT AND SO MUCH MORE.

44:20 "How much proof do you need to show that we are saying it right we know we're right, why can't they give us an apology? Is that asking too much from the state of Florida?" Return to index of stories...


DOZIER BODIES FOUND-TC MON


THIS IS THE LIST OF FAMILIES U-S-F HOPES TO I-D

40 NAMES IN TOTAL SO FAR.

WE'VE PUT THIS LIST ON OUR WEBSITE N-B-C DASH TWO DOT COM JUST CLICK ON NEWSLINKS.

ANOTHER DIG AT THE SCHOOL IS SCHEDULED NEXT MONTH.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO, GEORGE SOLIS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


BOAT AGROUND UPDATE-SSTOPS


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A BOAT THAT RAN AGROUND OFF THE COLLIER COUNTY COAST.

OUR CREWS JUST SENT IN THESE PICTURES FROM THE SCENE.

WE'RE TOLD AN ELDERLY WOMAN WAS FLOWN TO LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, WITH A WRIST INJURY. Return to index of stories...


HMA LAYOFFS-OC


NEARLY 400 WORKERS WITH HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES HAVE BEEN PUT ON NOTICE FOR POSSIBLE LAYOFFS.

HMA RECENTLY MERGED WITH COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS.

OFFICIALS WITH THE NEW ORGANIZATION SAY THE LAYOFFS WILL NOT IMPACT ANY HOSPITAL-BASED EMPLOYEES IN FLORIDA.

MOST OF THE LAYOFFS INCLUDE COPORATE EMPLOYEES AND PEOPLE WHO DECIDED TO LEAVE THE MERGED COMPANY.

MANY WORKERS WITH HMA FOUGHT AGAINST THE MERGE, SAYING HEALTH CARE WOULD SUFFER. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SUPER BOWL MEDIA DAY-VO OFF TOP


TUESDAY OF SUPER BOWL WEEK IS ALWAYS RESERVED FOR MEDIA DAY.

THOUSANDS OF JOURNALISTS.AND A FEW PEOPLE WHO STILL THINK IT'S A HALLOWEEN.GOT TIME WITH BOTH THE BRONCOS AND SEAHAWKS.

MEDIA DAY WAS HELD AT THE PRUDENTIAL CENTER.HOME OF THE NHL'S NEW JERSEY DEVILS. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL MEDIA DAY-ON CAM


EVERY PLAYER WAS MADE AVAILABLE.EVEN SEAHAWKS RUNNING BACK MARSHAWN LYNCH.WHO HAS NOT SPOKEN TO THE MEDIA IN MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


MATT PRATER-VOTOPS


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S CONNECTION TO SUNDAY'S GAME IS DENVER BRONCOS RECORD-SETTING PLACE-KICKER MATT PRATER.

PRATER WAS ASKED TODAY DURING THE MEDIA DAY SESSION ABOUT HOW THE FOLKS AT ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL.STILL PLAY A PART IN HIS SUCCESS AS ONE OF THE LEAGUE'S BEST KICKERS. Return to index of stories...


MATT PRATER-SOT


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MATT PRATER-ON CAM TAG


SPOKE TO MATT'S DAD.JOHN.TODAY. HE SAYS THE FAMILY DOES PLAN TO FLY NORTH LATER THIS WEEK FOR SUNDAY GAME.

JOHN SAID THAT FLU BUG THAT MATT WAS DEALING WITH LATE LAST WEEK WAS PRETTY NASTY. ENOUGH TO KEE PRATER OUT OF PRACTICE AND MAKE IT A NEWS STORY FOR BRONCOS FANS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES TYLER BYRD-VOTOPS


MATT PRATER IS THE LATEST PLAYER FROM S-W FLORIDA TO PLAY IN THE SUPER BOWL.

YEARS FROM NOW.TYLER BYRD MIGHT BE A PLAYER WE SEE ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY.

THE NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE WAS NAMED TO MAX-PREPS ALL-AMERCAN TEAM AS A DEFENSIVE BACK.

HE WAS ALSO ON THEIR FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN TEAM LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


JULES MONTINAR-VOTOPS


.UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA GRAD ASSISTANT COACH JULES MONTINAR WILL BE JOINING TO COACHING STAFF AT JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY AS THE DEFENSIVE BACKS COACH.

JULES WAS A STANDOUT PLAYER AT NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL.PLAYING ON THE 2001 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM.

HE WAS WITH ALABAMA DURING THEIR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON IN 2012. Return to index of stories...


ESC MCALOOSE-ON CAM


EDISON STATE COLLEGE IS GETTING BACK IN THE GAME OF COLLEGE ATHLETICS.

AND TODAY THE SCHOOL ANNOUNCED THEY ARE BRINGING BACK TO TOWN A FAMILIAR NAME TO RE-START BUCCANEER SPORTS. Return to index of stories...


ECS MCALOOSE-VOTOPS


CARL MCALOOSE BEGINS HIS NEW JOB AT EDISON STATE'S ATHLETIC DIRECTOR ON FEBRUARY 17TH.

FROM 2000 TO 2008.MCALOOSE WAS THE A-D AT F-G-C-U. HE'S BEEN AT CLAYTON STATE IN GEORGIA SINCE 2012.

EDISON STATE COLLEGE PLANS TO START FIELDING TEAMS IN SOME SPORTS IN 2015. Return to index of stories...


BRIAN RAFALSKI-VOTOPS


AND JUST WEEKS AFTER HE ANNOUNCED A COMEBACK.FORMER NHL ALL-STAR DEFENSEMAN BRIAN RAFALSKI IS ONCE AGAIN RETIRING FROM THE GAME.

RAFALSKI.WHO LIVES HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.PLAYED 3 GAMES FOR THE EVERBLADES THIS MONTH.

RAFALSKI RETIRED AFTER THE 2011 NHL SEASON WITH BACK AND NECK INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


THE BLADES ARE BACK HOME TOMORROW NIGHT TO PLAY THE FIRST OF THREE GAMES GREENVILLE.

THEY'LL DROP THE PUCK AT 7-30. Return to index of stories...


11PM TEASE-CLIP


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11PM TEASE-CAM99-RTR1 VO


PRESIDENT OBAMA IS GETTING READY TO GIVE HIS FIFTH STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS --

AND THE FINGER POINTING IS EXPECTED TO BE TOUGH FROM BOTH SIDES --

WE'LL HAVE REACTION TO THE BLAME GAME TONIGHT AT 11.

PLUS --

CREDIT CARD THEFT SEEMS TO BE SPIKING --

N-B-C TWO UNCOVERING COMPANIES RESPONSIBILITY TO SAFE GUARD YOUR MONEY. Return to index of stories...


BEST WX VID-VOTOPS


IT'S TIMES LIKE THESE WE'RE EVEN MORE THANKFUL FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WEATHER.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM INSIDE OUR AFFILIATE IN TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN.

SNOW PILED UP SO HIGH. IT'S BLOCKING THE WINDOWS. Return to index of stories...


BEST WX VID 2-VO-WIPE


AND CHECK OUT WHAT'S JUST TO OUR NORTH.

TYPICALLY THIS IS THE TYPE OF SNOW WE SEE IN THE MIDWEST AND EAST COAST.

BUT THIS VIDEO IS ACTUALLY FROM THE SOUTHEAST.

MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA, AND GEORGIA BRACING FOR A WINTER BLAST.

SEVERAL FLIGHTS IN AND OUT OF R-S-W ARE CANCELLED OR DELAYED.

ESPECIALLY FLIGHTS LINKED TO ATLANTA. Return to index of stories...


SOTU PUSH-SS


A QUICK REMINDER THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA'S STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH IS TONIGHT.

YOU CAN WATCH IT RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2.

COVERAGE STARTS AT 9 O'CLOCK.

WE'LL BREAK DOWN HIS SPEECH, TONIGHT AT ELEVEN. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...