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DIRECTOR PAGE TEASE TWO-2 SHOT
SHOW OPEN-CLIP TZ2 A) HOSPITAL ZONING-VO-WIPE
FIRST WEATHER-STC TZ2 B) OLYMPIC SECURITY-VOTOPS
ATLANTA TRAFFIC-trx VOTOPS, 2SH TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
WINTER PICS-SS (3) COLD WX HOME SEARCHES-VOTOPS
WINTER STORM-PKG ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
WINTER STORM-TAG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
SICK SHIP RETURNS-O-AniBX TOSS TO JOE-trx E-AniBX
SICK SHIP RETURNS-PKG HOSPITAL ZONING-REM LIVE - U22
SICK SHIP RETURNS-OC HOSPITAL ZONING-PKG
TOSS TO BRYAN-trx VOPLASMA - DISSOLVE LIVE HOSPITAL ZONING-REM LIVE - U22
COLLIER BOAT CRASH FOLO-LIVE - SAT ROAD TO SOCHI-CLIP
COLLIER BOAT CRASH FOLO-PKG OLYMPIC SECURITY-PLASMA, VO-WIPE
COLLIER BOAT CRASH FOLO-LIVE - SAT OLYMPIC SECURITY-SOTVO, SS
BITCOIN BUST BOND-trx VO-WIPE SUPER POPE MURAL-VO
BITCOIN BUST BOND-SOTVO TEASE THREE-OC
FL CAR SET ON FIRE-trx VOTOPS TZ3 A) CHILD PORN ARREST
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
TZ1 B) REPORTER THREAT-SOTVO A) special election update-vo
STATE OF THE UNION-OC TOSS TO MATT-trx SSTOPS, E-AniBX
STATE OF THE UNION-PKG CHILD PORN ARREST-CAM 99
REPORTER THREATENED-SOT, OC, SS CHILD PORN ARREST-PKG
BLEACHED GATORADE-VO-WIPE CHILD PORN ARREST-CAM 99
BLEACHED GATORADE-SOTVO SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


DIRECTOR PAGE


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-STC


CHILLY WEATHER SETTLES IN

The weather will be chilly, cloudy and a little wet for the next few days. A cold front has moved into southwest Florida and will keep the overcast skies in place through tomorrow. Temperatures only reached the 60's today and our lows tonight will drop to the lower 50's. Our inland communities will drop to the chilly 40's tomorrow morning.

You can also expect to see some rain showers this evening. It looks like some areas could see.50" of rain tonight, whereas the southern parts of our area are looking to be on the lighter side of that projection. Either way. all of southwest Florida is fair game for rain showers this evening.

Tomorrow will be another cloudy, cool day. Temperatures will only get into the 60's on Thursday afternoon. Rain showers will also pop up on our Live Doppler Radar during the morning and afternoon.

Looks like the clouds may take a while to break up and a mostly cloudy day is forecast for Friday. Temperatures will start to warm up a bit by the end of the week and the weekend outlook still calls for 80 degree weather to return. Return to index of stories...


ATLANTA TRAFFIC-trx VOTOPS, 2SH


RIGHT NOW -- THE DEEP SOUTH IS IN A DEEP FREEZE.

A RARE SNOWSTORM WREAKED HAVOC ON THE ROADS.

THIS WAS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE OUTSIDE ATLANTA THIS AFTERNOON.

SOME OF THOSE CARS HAVE BEEN STUCK THERE FOR MORE THAN 18-HOURS!

IT HAS JUST BEEN A MESS -- THIS STORM LITERALLY CRIPPLING THE SOUTH. Return to index of stories...


WINTER PICS-SS (3)


HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW AT THIS HOUR --

AT LEAST 6 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN WEATHER-RELATED CRASHES.

HUNDREDS OF MILES OF HIGHWAYS TURNED INTO GIANT SKATING RINKS.

CARS FROZEN IN THEIR TRACKS.

OTHERS CREEPING ALONG AT 3 MILES PER **DAY!!!

OUTSIDE ATLANTA -- THE NATIONAL GUARD GOING FROM CAR TO CAR WITH FOOD.

THE ROADS SO SLICK -- THOUSANDS OF KIDS IN ALABAMA FORCED TO SPENT THE NIGHT AT SCHOOL. OTHERS SLEPT ON THEIR SCHOOL BUSES

NBC'S CHRIS CLACKUM PICKS UP THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


WINTER STORM-PKG


TRT 1:54

WHILE MUCH OF THE SOUTH IS DIGGING OUT FROM A STRONG WINTER SNOW STORM, METROPOLITAN ATLANTA, HOME TO MORE THAN 5-MILLION PEOPLE, LITERALLY GROUND TO HALT.

AT THE HEIGHT OF THE TRAFFIC JAM. ABANDONED CARS AND TRUCKS LITTERED THE HIGHWAYS AND THE NATIONAL GUARD HAD TO BE CALLED IN TO HELP STRANDED MOTORISTS.

"Didn't have control of my car any longer so i pulled over i started hyperventilating and thought i would just tough it out.

YVONNE PENNINGTON DID TOUGH IT OUT THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT UNTIL HER SON WAS ABLE TO REACH HER THIS MORNING.

"I'm glad she's ok, it's going to be a treck getting back home but a least we're together.

THIS IS THE SCENE PLAYING OUT ALL OVER ATLANTA AND THE REST OF THE SOUTH.

THOUSANDS OF SCHOOL STUDENTS WERE ALSO STRANDED OVERNIGHT AND WERE FORCED TO SHELTER IN PLACE BEFORE BEING REUNITED WITH THEIR PARENTS TODAY.

THE GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA IS CLOSING STATE GOVERNMENT THURSDAY AND ASKING BUSINESSES TO DO THE SAME WHILE OFFICIALS DEAL WITH THE ROADS.

Georgia

"We can't do that if there are vehicles still scattered all over the roadways."

MEANWHILE THE GOVERNOR IS TAKING HEAT FOR WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE STORM STORM.

Georigia

"Well if we closed the city of atlanta and our interstate system based on maybes then we would not be a very productive gov't or a city."

THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA IS ALSO ON THE DEFENSIVE.

Atlanta

"I understand that people are frustrated and angry."

/ flash /

"We made a mistake by not staggering when people should leave."

BUT THE RARE SOUTHERN STORM WASN'T A BAD EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE.

AT EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, WHERE IT RARELY SNOWS, THE STORM HAD A WAY OF TURNING COLLEGE STUDENTS INTO KIDS AGAIN.

IN CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA, CHRIS CLACKUM, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


WINTER STORM-TAG


FREEZING TEMPERATUES OVERNIGHT WILL KEEP MANY SCHOOLS AND BUSINESSES CLOSED AGAIN TOMORROW --

BUT BY FRIDAY, HIGHS WILL RETURN INTO THE 50'S. Return to index of stories...


SICK SHIP RETURNS-O-AniBX


LATE THIS AFTERNOON --

A ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE SHIP WITH NEARLY 700 SICK PASSENGERS AND CREW RETURNED TO PORT IN NEW JERSEY -- TWO DAYS EARLY.

PASSENGERS CALLED THE EXPERIENCE "MISERABLE" -- SAYING THEY SPENT DAYS HOLED UP IN THEIR ROOMS. Return to index of stories...


SICK SHIP RETURNS-PKG


TODAY, A NIGHTMARE CRUISE ENDED.

THE ROYAL CARIBBEAN "EXPLORER OF THE SEAS" PULLED INTO PORT IN NEW JERSEY JUST AFTER 2 THIS AFTERNOON.

THE 10-DAY CRUISE STOPPED MIDVOYAGE AFTER NEARLY 700 PASSENGERS AND CREW REPORTED SUFFERING A STOMACH ILLNESS.THAT OFFICIALS BELIEVE IS THE HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS NOROVIRUS.

Arnee Dodd/Passenger

"It was vomiting and diarrhea. it almost had no warning."

NOROVIRUS SPREADS AT LIGHTENING SPEED -- EACH INFECTED PERSON GENERALLY

PASSES IT ON TO AS MANY AS 3 OTHER PEOPLE. AND SO ON AND SO ON.

IT ALSO SPREA THROUGH CONTAMINATED FOOD OR WATER OR BY TOUCHING CONTAMINATED

SURFACES.

AND IT'S INCREDIBLY HARD TO DISINFECT.

Prof Aaron Margolin-SOT-

"Up to two to three weeks after you start feeling better, you still are considered contagious."

ROYAL CARIBBEAN APOLOGIZED FOR CUTTING SHORT PASSENGERS VACATION AND THE COMPANY PROMISES A 50 PERCENT REFUND AND HALF OFF THE FARE FOR A FUTURE CRUISE.

BUT SOME PASSENGERS THINK THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

Chris Roman-SOT-

"We didn't even go to half our ports, there was almost nothing to do on the ship when people were sick." Return to index of stories...


SICK SHIP RETURNS-OC


THE NOROVIRUS IS COMMON ON CRUISE SHIPS,

BUT HEALTH EXPERTS THIS IS THE LARGEST CASE OF SICK PEOPLE REPORTED ON ANY CRUISE SHIP IN TWO DECADES. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRYAN-trx VOPLASMA - DISSOLVE LIVE


DEVELOPING AT 5:30 --

TWO BOATING ACCIDENTS WITHIN TWO WEEKS IN THE SAME SPOT PROMPTED NBC2 TO FIND OUT IF THERE'S A PROBLEM BOATERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT.

JUST YESTERDAY, PARAMEDICS AIRLIFTED A WOMAN TO THE HOSPTIAL AFTER HER BOAT RAN AGROUND BETWEEN KEYWADIN AND MARCO ISLAND.

NBC2'S BRYAN ANDERSON IS LIVE NEAR THE ISLE OF CAPRI WITH NEW DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BOAT CRASH FOLO-LIVE - SAT


WE FOUND THAT SANDBARS ARE THE PROBLEM.

WE WENT OUT THERE TODAY TO SEE JUST HOW INVISIBLE THEY CAN BE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BOAT CRASH FOLO-PKG


IMAGINE DRIVING 30 MPH AND SUDDENLY YOU SLAM INTO A WALL.

THATS THE TYPE OF IMPACT TOW BOAT US CAPTAIN MIKE HEBERT SAYS THESE BOATERS FELT IN COLLIER COUNTY YESTERDAY.

---911---

00:07

COLLIER COUNTY 911

BUTT TO

01:02-:07

A 29 FOOT VESSEL WENT AGROUND AT AN EXCESSIVE SPEED.

---SOT---

20:18:45-:50

Mass in motion, you're going to bounce off your counsel. You might get pitched from the boat.

BUTT TO

20:18:53

Just think about walking into a wall at your house.

THE CRASH HAPPENED AT CHANNEL MARKER 27 A.

AROUND 4 OCLOCK FIRST RESPONDERS SAY THE NAPLES COUPLE RAN AGROUND WITHOUT NOTICE.

THE VICTIM'S HUSBAND TELLS US THAT IMPACT SENT HIS 71 YEAR OLD WIFE FLYING FORWARD INTO A TABLE.

---911---

:01:07-:12

THERE'S A WOMAN ON BOARD SEVERLY INJURED BOTH HER HANDS.

SHE WAS RUSHED TO LEE MEMORIAL AS A TRAUMA ALERT.

---SOT---

Deputy Chief Chris Byrne, Marco Island Fire Department

20:07:31-36

The initial information was that the patient had suffered potentially very serious injuries.

CAPTAIN HEBERT SAYS THAT PART OF THE CHANNEL IS AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN.

---SOT---

20:17:18

Since I've been on this job, 100 or so have been pulled off that bar.

BUTT TO

20:18:09-:13

That's just myself. We do have numerous boats on the water here.

---STANDUP---

STANDUP

20:16:31-:37

It's high tide right now and even so if I stick this pole in the water, it's only about a foot and a half deep.

FORTUNATE FOR THE VICTIM, THE MARCO ISLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS ABLE TO USE ITS BRAND NEW RESCUE BOAT.ITS DESIGN ALLOWING THEM TO PROVIDE ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT IMMEDIATELY.

DEPUTY CHIEF CHRIS BYRNE TELLS US THAT'S NOT THE ONLY POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WATERWAY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

---SOT---

20:09:45-:50

All of the inland Gulf waters are tricky and it does take some local knowledge and some experience.

CAPTAIN HEBERT SAYS A GPS IS THE BEST WAY TO AVOID SANDBARS.

BUT EVEN THAT HE SAYS WON'T KEEP YOU SAFE ALL THE TIME.

---SOT---

HEBERT

20:20:18-:23

Like we say around here, if you have not been aground, you've not been around. It will get you sooner or later. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BOAT CRASH FOLO-LIVE - SAT


CAPTAIN HERBERT SAYS ANOTHER CHANNEL MARKER COLD HELP WARN BOATERS.

ANY CHANGES IN THAT WATERWAY ARE UP TO THE COUNTY.

LIVE ON THE ISLES OF CAPRIS, BA, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


BITCOIN BUST BOND-trx VO-WIPE


A CAPE CORAL MAN -- FACING MONEY LAUNDERING CHARGES -- IS OUT OF JAIL AND ON HOME DETENTION.

FEDERAL AGENTS ARRESTED ROBERT FAIELLA MONDAY.

HE APPEARED IN COURT TODAY.

THEY SAY HE EXCHANGED CASH FOR BITCOINS TO BE USED ON AN ILLEGAL DRUG WEB SITE.

BITCOINS ARE A VIRTUAL CURRENCY THAT OPERATE OUTSIDE OF GOVERNMENT AND BANKING REGULATION. Return to index of stories...


BITCOIN BUST BOND-SOTVO


David Braun/Defense Attorney

35:29-

"We're very happy he was released on bond, we're very glad he has the conditions he has because he does suffer from a lot of medical problems and he has handicaps."

FAIELLA COULD FACE UP TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON IF CONVICTED. Return to index of stories...


FL CAR SET ON FIRE-trx VOTOPS


TONIGHT, FLORIDA POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN WHO SET A CAR ON FIRE.

IT HAPPENED BACK IN OCTOBER NEAR MIAMI.

BUT POLICE JUST RELEASED THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO.

YOU CAN SEE -- A MAN POURS GASOLINE ON THE CAR.

THEN, MOMENTS LATER -- A BRIGHT FLASH AND THE CAR BURST INTO FLAMES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


HIGHER MINIMUM WAGE.

IMMIGRATION REFORM.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS 20-14 WILL TO BE A YEAR OF ACTION.

AND TODAY, HE HIT THE GROUND RUNNING.

PLUS --

"Let me be clear to you. If you ever do that to me again. I'll throw you off this f***ing balcony."

IT'S THE INTERVIEW THAT'S MAKING HEADLINES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

WHAT CAUSED A CONGRESSMAN TO GO OFF ON A REPORTER AND THREATEN TO THROW HIM OFF THE BALCONY. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 B) REPORTER THREAT-SOTVO


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STATE OF THE UNION-OC


ONE DAY AFTER THE STATE OF THE UNION --

WHERE PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID HE'LL PURSUE HIS PLANS -- WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF CONGRESS,

HE HIT THE ROAD TO WIN APPROVAL FROM THE PUBLIC.

NBC'S STEVE HANDELSMAN REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


STATE OF THE UNION-PKG


PRESIDENT OBAMA WENT TO A COSTCO OUTSIDE D-C

TO PUSH RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE. ONE OF HIS STATE OF THE UNION THEMES.

COSTCO WORKERS AVERAGE MORE THAN DOUBLE THE 7-25 FEDERAL MINIMUM.

President Obama

"If you work hard you should be able to pay your rent,

buy your groceries, look after your kids."

HE'S ORDERING A HIKE TO 10 DOLLARS 10 CENTS FOR WORKERS ON NEW FEDERAL PROJECTS.

President Obama

"While congress decides whether IT'S going to raise the minimum wage or not - people outside of Washington are not waiting for congress - and I'm not either."

THAT'S A NEW OBAMA VOW: TO GO IT ALONE WHEN HE CAN TO HELP THE WORKING CLASS.

HERE AT COSTCO

A LOT OF PEOPLE FAVOR THAT

Steve question: "You're not an obama supporter but you like the idea of him taking action on his own?

Answer: "I do. The republicans, after the whole gridlock mess -

they've lost a lot of clout in my book."

BUT, SOME OF THOSE REPUBLICANS ARE OBJECTING.

Michigan

"And in America, we DO have a president - we DON'T have a king!"

BUT MR OBAMA TODAY SIGNED ANOTHER EXECUTIVE ORDER, SETTING UP THE NEW MyRA RETIREMENT BOND

AND HE TOURED A STEEL PLANT TO TALK UP THAT MOVE. BUT REPUBLICANS BLAMED HIM FOR LOW WAGE U-S WORKERS DOING WORSE.

Wyoming 1:16-1:23

"Unfortunately - under the president's health care law - we see more and more people being forced into part time work - a part time economy."

PARTISAN BATTLING? THAT'S STILL FULL TIME WORK IN WASHINGTON.

I'M STEVE HANDELSMAN, NBC NEWS, CAPITOL HILL. Return to index of stories...


REPORTER THREATENED-SOT, OC, SS


A CONGRESSMAN FROM NEW YORK THREATENED TO KILL A TV REPORTER.AND WE COULD HEAR THE EXCHANGE ON CAMERA.

:23-

Reporter: "Why?"

Grimm: "Let me be clear to you. If you ever do that to me again. I'll throw you off this f***ing balcony."

Reporter: "Why, why, I just wanted to ask you."

Grimm: "If you ever do that to me again."

Reporter: "Why. Why. It's a valid question."

Grimm: Inaudible. "No. no. you're not man enough. you're not man enough. I'll break you in half like a boy."

THAT'S CONGRESSMAN MICHAEL GRIMM.

THE THREATS CAME AFTER THE REPORTER TRIED TO ASK HIM AN ABOUT A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO HIS CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISING.

TODAY, THE CONGRESSMAN DEFENDED HIS ACTIONS, SAYING --

"I DOUBT THAT I AM THE FIRST MEMBER OF CONGRESS TO TELL OFF A REPORTER, AND I AM SURE I WON'T BE THE LAST."

GRIMM EVENTUALLY APOLOGIZED. Return to index of stories...


BLEACHED GATORADE-VO-WIPE


STUDENTS AT RIVAL SCHOOLS OFTEN PRANK EACH OTHER, BUT NO ONE'S LAUGHING AT THIS.

A SOUTH CAROLINA MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT ADMITTED HE SPIKED A COOLER OF GATORADE AT A BASKETBALL GAME -- WITH BLEACH.

STUDENTS AND TEACHERS FROM BOTH SCHOOLS DRANK THE GATORADE.

NO ONE GOT SERIOUSLY SICK.

BUT ONE PARENT SAYS HE COULD TELL SOMETHING WASN'T RIGHT. Return to index of stories...


BLEACHED GATORADE-SOTVO


Cleveland Smith/Son Drank Bleach

:06-

"After the game he said he wasn't feeling too hot and he didn't want anything to eat."

Dr. Quincie Moore/Superintendent, Cherokee County Schools

47-

"As sad and unfortunate as this situation is, we are happy that it wasn't any worse."

SCHOOL LEADERS FOUND OUT ABOUT THE PRANK -- WHEN A TEXT STARTED SPREADING AROUND SCHOOL.

THE STUDENT HAS BEEN SUSPENDED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM MAKES ITS CASE TO BUILD A NEW HOSPITAL IN ESTERO.

BUT THERE ARE SOME BIG OBSTACLES IN THE WAY.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN BEFORE THIS PROJECT BECOMES A REALITY. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) HOSPITAL ZONING-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B) OLYMPIC SECURITY-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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COLD WX HOME SEARCHES-VOTOPS


COLD TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAS MANY LOOKING FOR GREENER PASTURES.

THERE HAS BEEN A HUGE SPIKE THIS MONTH IN HOME SEARCHES IN WARMER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

ONE REAL ESTATE SITE FOUND -- FOR EVERY 10 DEGREES THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED, HOME SEARCHES JUMPED BY NEARLY 3-PERCENT.

THE TOP THREE LOCATIONS?

MIAMI --

PHOENIX --

AND JACKSONVILLE. Return to index of stories...


ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

CHILLY WEATHER SETTLES IN

The weather will be chilly, cloudy and a little wet for the next few days. A cold front has moved into southwest Florida and will keep the overcast skies in place through tomorrow. Temperatures only reached the 60's today and our lows tonight will drop to the lower 50's. Our inland communities will drop to the chilly 40's tomorrow morning.

You can also expect to see some rain showers this evening. It looks like some areas could see.50" of rain tonight, whereas the southern parts of our area are looking to be on the lighter side of that projection. Either way. all of southwest Florida is fair game for rain showers this evening.

Tomorrow will be another cloudy, cool day. Temperatures will only get into the 60's on Thursday afternoon. Rain showers will also pop up on our Live Doppler Radar during the morning and afternoon.

Looks like the clouds may take a while to break up and a mostly cloudy day is forecast for Friday. Temperatures will start to warm up a bit by the end of the week and the weekend outlook still calls for 80 degree weather to return. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JOE-trx E-AniBX


LEE MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE OFFICIALS DID A HARD SELL TODAY.

THEY WANT SOME RULES CHANGED SO THEY CAN BUILD A NEW HOSPTIAL IN SOUTH LEE COUNTY.

NBC 2S JOE ROETZ IS LIVE WHERE THE NEW HOSPITAL WOULD BE BUILT IN ESTERO.

JOE. Return to index of stories...


HOSPITAL ZONING-REM LIVE - U22


TWO ISSUES LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM IS UP AGAINST.

FIRST -- CONVINCE LEE COUNTY TO CHANGE TO ZONING ORDINANCES IN THE STRICTLY MANAGED ESTERO SO IT CAN BUILD HERE.

THEN -- THE HOSPITAL HOPES THE STATE REVERSES IT'S STANCE THAT LEE COUNTY DOESN'T NEED ANOTHER HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


HOSPITAL ZONING-PKG


Where you see a field full of grass at the south end of coconut point-

Estero advocate Phil Douglas sees the potential to save lives.

Take sot

Phil Douglas

Estero

13:36-46

The closer you are to an emergency room when you have a serious stroke

or heart attack- the better your chances for survival.

He's not the only one.

And today Douglas, along with a likeminded group, filed in to a small

room today to hear lee memorial health system pitch its case to lee

county.

Take sot

Mary Briggs

Lee memorial health system

4 seconds

It's currently not zoned to have a hospital there. So we have to ask.

The hospital system hopes it can get a special exception to build a

hospital off of us 41 and pelican colony boulevard.

The 81 million dollar facility would be built 3 stories high with 80

beds- with plans double that and build up to 6 stories.

With the population expected to skyrocket by 200-thousand in the next

five years- Douglas says it's a life or death decision.

Take sot

14:13-21

Many of our people are my age. They are more prone to accidents and

are in need of health care.

But it's not just the county-

Lee memorial health system is appealing to the state, after a ruling

that decided lee county didn't need another hospital.

Take sot

8 seconds

Mary Briggs

Lee memorial health

Our request to state is only to move beds from lee memorial to estero

community- we aren't asking for new beds.

As a Tallahassee judge mulls that decision over- Douglas hopes this

life or death decision has has a positive outcome.

Take sot

Douglas

8 seconds

We can't afford to have to go 10 miles, sometimes 30 minutes from

estero to get to an emergency room. Return to index of stories...


HOSPITAL ZONING-REM LIVE - U22


THE BIGGEST CRITIC IS NAPLES COMMUNITY HOSPITAL -- ONLY 10 MILES SOUTH OF HERE.

ITS WORRIED THIS WILL LEECH ITS PATIENTS.

TODAY'S CASE IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF LEE COUNTY'S HEARING EXAMINER, WHO WILL MAKE A RECOMMENDATION IN THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS.

LIVE IN ESTERO, JOE ROETZ, NBC 2 Return to index of stories...


ROAD TO SOCHI-CLIP


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OLYMPIC SECURITY-PLASMA, VO-WIPE


THE CHIEF OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS SAID TODAY -- SOCHI IS THE "MOST SECURE VENUE ON THE PLANET."

AND TIGHT SECURITY MEASURES WILL NOT DETRACT FROM THE ATMOSPHERE OF THE GAMES.

THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE SAYS ITS COMMITTED TO SENDING PLAYERS TO SOCHI.

BUT IF SOMETHING HAPPENS BETWEEN NOW AND FEBRUARY 9TH -- IT WILL RE-EVALUATE.

TO GO, OR NOT TO GO?

IT'S A TOUGH QUESTION MANY ATHLETES AND THEIR FAMILIES FACE. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC SECURITY-SOTVO, SS


Kate Carcelen/Wife of Olympic Skier

51-

"I finally just asked him, 'Look, is this going to stress you out for us being there?' And he just immediately said 'Yes.'"

Lisa Cervantes/Mother of Olympic Speedskater

1:02-

"I do not, absolutely do not have second thoughts about going. To share that joy with my son - mmm mm. I'm not going to let terrorists steal it."

AMERICAN ATHLETES HAVE BEEN TOLD NOT TO WEAR TEAM U-S-A GEAR OUTSIDE OLYMPIC VENUES.

THE DEFENSE SECRETARY SAYS THERE IS A PLAN TO GET ATHLETES OUT OF SOCHI -- IF NEEDED.

THE WINTER OLYMPICS ARE NOW JUST 8 DAYS AWAY AND YOU CAN ONLY WATCH THEM RIGHT HERE ON NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


SUPER POPE MURAL-VO


MOVE OVER SUPERMAN.

HERE COMES SUPERPOPE.

TAKE A LOOK --

THIS MURAL OF POPE FRANCIS POPPED UP TODAY NOT FAR FROM ST. PETER'S SQUARE.

HE'S WEARING A WHITE CAPE AND CARRYING A BRIEFCASE THAT SAYS "VALUES" IN SPANISH.

COINED "THE PEOPLE'S POPE" -- CROWDS AT PAPAL EVENTS HAVE NEARLY TRIPLED SINCE HIS ELECTION.

JUST THIS WEEK -- THE 77-YEAR OLD BECAME THE FIRST POPE EVER TO GRACE THE COVER OF "ROLLING STONE." Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-OC


DISTURBING NEW INFORMATION ON A CHILD PORN ARREST IN LEE COUNTY.

POLICE SAY A LEHIGH ACRES MAN HAD THOUSANDS OF VIDEOS AND PICTURES ON HIS COMPUTER --

AND HIS WIFE IS THE ONE WHO FOUND THEM.

NEXT AT 5:30, NBC 2 UNCOVERS HOW SHE CAUGHT ON.

AND ALL NEW AT SIX-- NBC-2 DISCOVERS THE LONGER TREY RADEL'S SEAT REMAINS EMPTY. THE MORE MONEY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COULD LOSE. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) CHILD PORN ARREST


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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A) special election update-vo


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TOSS TO MATT-trx SSTOPS, E-AniBX


7-THOUSAND PICTURES OF CHILDREN BEING SEXUALLY ABUSED--

AND 4-HUNDRED VIDEOS OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

THAT'S WHAT AUTHORITIES SAY THEY FOUND ON A HARD DRIVE BELONGING TO THIS MAN.

HIS ESTRANGED WIFE TURNED HIM IN -- AFTER MAKING THE FIND.

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT EXPLAINS HOW SHE CAUGHT ON AND HAS REACTION FROM NEIGHBORS.

MATT. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN ARREST-CAM 99


KEVIN KASYNSKI AND HIS WIFE HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE.

SHE REPORTED THE GRAPHIC IMAGES TO AUTHORITIES -- AFTER SHE SAYS SHE DISCOVERED THEM WHILE GATHERING SOME OF HIS BELONGINGS. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN ARREST-PKG


NEIGHBORS REACT -- TO NEWS KEVIN KASZYNSKI IS FACING FEDERAL CHARGES FOR HAVING THOUSANDS OF GRAPHIC PICTURES AND MOVIES OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

HE LIVED IN THIS BUCKINGHAM AREA HOME WITH HIS WIFE AND TWO ADOPTED KIDS --

BUT INVESTIGATORS SAY KASZYNSKI HELD AN EVIL SECRET.

HE ASKED TO END HIS 20 YEAR MARRIAGE AND MOVED OUT IN JUNE.

ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS. HIS WIFE SAID HE BECAME "More of a recluse and spent his time at home on his password protected computer" IN THE GARAGE.

MONTHS LATER -- SHE FOUND OUT WHY.

IN AUGUST -- SHE ALERTED AUTHORITES SHE'D DISCOVERED A HARD DRIVE BELONGING TO HER ESTRANGED HUSBAND IN THIS LEHIGH ACRES STORAGE UNIT.

ACCORDING TO A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT -- SHE BECAME SUSPICIOUS - AND ACCESSED THE DRIVE -- UNCOVERING THE CHILD PORN.

DETECTIVES SAY THEY LATER FOUND THOUSANDS OF ILLEGAL PICTURES AND MOVIES OF KIDS DATING BACK FOUR YEARS.

IT'S ALARMING FOR DAVID AND SHARI SELBY. WHO LIVE DOWN THE STREET.

THEY SAY THEY'RE WORRIED KASZYNSKI COULD HAVE TARGETED THEIR TODDLER. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN ARREST-CAM 99


KASZYNSKI HAS BEEN LOCKED UP IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL SINCE SEPTEMBER. FOR VIOLATING A RESTRAINING ORDER FILED BY HIS WIFE AFTER HE ATTEMPTED SUICIDE.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


AT SIX O'CLOCK NBC2 CHIEF METEOROLIGST ROBERT IS TRACKING COOLING TEMPERATURES AND RAIN

AND A WILD SCENE ON FORT MYERS BEACH TODAY.

THE SHERIFFS OFFICE STRIKE TEAM, ARMED WITH ASSAULT RIFLES, RACED TO A BOAT.

OUR REPORTER JUST GOT NEW EXCLUSIVE DETAILS FOR THE NEWS AT SIX. Return to index of stories...