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DIRECTORS PAGE 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-WX CNTR ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
LIVE WX PICS-trxSAT23orVO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TOSS TO CHARLIE-trxVOTOPS, SS, EANIBX 3 SHOT CHIT CHAT-3 SHOT
LCSO INVESTIGATION FMB-REM-7 TOSS TO GEORGE-trxVOtops, EANIBX
LCSO INVESTIGATION FMB-BNR-PKG MANATEE SAFETY-LIVE VU-2
LCSO INVESTIGATION FMB-REM-7 MANATEE SAFETY-BNR-PKG
SOTU SETUP-trxSOTVO, OC MANATEE SAFETY-LIVE VU-2
SPECIAL ELECTION DISAGREEMENT-trxTC MON MANATEE DEATH TOLL-VIDBOXTOPS
SPECIAL ELECTION DISAGREEMENT-BNR-PKG COLLIER EARLY OUT-OC
SPECIAL ELECTION DISAGREEMENT-TC MON SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
CONNIE MACK WILL NOT RUN-SS, VO DORN LEAVING-VO OFF TOP
GOVERNOR SCOTT BUDGET-OC, VIDBOXRVL JONATHAN MARTIN-ON CAM
GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE-OC MARTIN REAX-SOTTOPS
COLLIER BANK ROBBERY-OC, SS, VO JONATHAN MARTIN-VOTOPS
TOSS TO RICK-trxOC, VO, ZM SUPER BOWL UPDATE-ONCAM
NAPLES ESTATES COURT HEARING-REM-7 LYNCH INTERVIEW SESSION-SOTTOPS
NAPLES ESTATES COURT HEARING-BNR-PKG MATT PRATER UPDATE-VOTOPS
NAPLES ESTATES COURT HEARING-REM-7 PRATER REAX-SOTTOPS
TEEN ARRESTED FOR ATTACK-OC, SS, OC FGCU BASEBALL-ONCAM
PARVO VIRUS UPDATE-OC TILLERY PRESEASON PLAYER OF YEAR-VOTOPS
PARKSIDE STICKER UPDATE-VO SPORTS TOSS-ONCAM
PARKSIDE STICKER UPDATE-SOT, OC 11PM TEASE-CLIP
TEASE ONE-CLIP 11PM TEASE-CAM 99-VO
TZ1 A) manatee safety-VOTOPS ATL WEATHER VO-SAT23or VO
TZ1 B) wx vo-vo-wipe ATL WEATHER VO-VO-WIPE
TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC CLOSE-4SHOT


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NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CNTR


robert ad lib

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...


LIVE WX PICS-trxSAT23orVO


A DEADLY STORM SLAMMED THE DEEP SOUTH, CAUSING ONE OF THE WORST TRAFFIC SITUATIONS WE'VE EVER SEEN.

MORE THAN 12-HUNDRED CAR ACCIDENTS HAPPENED IN ATLANTA.BRINGING TRAFFIC TO A SCREECHING HALT.

PEOPLE ABANDONED THEIR CARS ON THE INTERSTATE, SOME EVEN SLEPT IN THEIR VEHICLES OVERNIGHT.

THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN STAYED OVERNIGHT AT SCHOOL, OTHERS WERE STRANDED ON THEIR FREEZING BUSES, WITH NO FOOD OR WATER.

THE MAYOR SAYS THE MESS WAS A COMBINATION OF SCHOOLS AND BUSINESSES DISMISSING AT THE SAME TIME THE SNOW STARTED TO FALL. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHARLIE-trxVOTOPS, SS, EANIBX


AN INTENSE INVESTIGATION UNFOLDING ALONG FORT MYERS BEACH TONIGHT.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARMED WITH ASSAULT RIFLES AND BULLET PROOF VESTS. TEAMED UP WITH THE COAST GUARD TO RAID A SAILBOX ANCHORED OFFSHORE.

RIGHT NOW THAT BOAT IS AT THE COAST GUARD STATION - NEAR THE MATANZAS PASS BRIDGE.

AS THE WATERBORNE STRIKE TEAM INVESTIGATES.

NBC-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN IS LIVE ON THE BEACH. TRYING TO GET SOME ANSWERS ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON THERE

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LCSO INVESTIGATION FMB-REM-7


NEW AT SIX WE ARE LEARNING THE NAME OF THE BOAT THE COAST GUARD TOWED

IN THIS AFTERNOON.

IT IS CALLED THE SHAGGY DOG.

FOLKS OUT HERE TELL US IT'S BEEN ANCHORED IN HURRICANE BAY FOR ABOUT A MONTH.

NOW IT IS THE CENTER OF ATTENTION. Return to index of stories...


LCSO INVESTIGATION FMB-BNR-PKG


0:22 Josh Lane, Witness

Trt 1:00

Josh Lane, Witness

00:39:20 about 9 o'clock I saw a sheriff's boat go flying by under the

bridge. At first I thought it was a training exercise, and then we saw

the big Sheriff's boat go by, coast guard boat and then lots of

unmarked cop cars. 00:39:32

JOSH LANE COULD QUICKLY TELL THIS WASN'T A TRAINING EXERCISE.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S WATERBORNE STRIKE TEAM WAS IN THE BACK BAY

BEHIND FORT MYERS BEACH IN FULL TACTICAL GEAR.

Jordan Delaney and Josh Lane, Witnesses

00:39;46 they looked like they were ready for combat. Helmets, guns,

the whole nine. They had it all. 00:39:53

ONLY OUR CAMERAS WERE ROLLING WHEN DEPUTIES BROUGHT TWO PEOPLE ASHORE

FOR QUESTIONING.

LATER THE COAST GUARD PULLED THIS BOAT INTO ITS FORT MYERS BEACH STATION.

CATCHING THE ATTENTION OF JOSH LANE

Josh Lane, Witness

00:40:09 somebody is in trouble, somebody is definitely in trouble. 00:40:12

THIS AFTERNOON ANIMAL SERVICES REMOVED A DOG FROM THE SAIL BOAT.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS STAYING TIGHT LIPPED ABOUT IT'S INVESTIGATION-

LEAVING LANE WONDERING.

Josh Lane, Witness

00:40:33 we've seen them do rescues, and stuff but nothing like that.

Not where they have their guns out and everything. Definitely

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LCSO INVESTIGATION FMB-REM-7


WHILE THE SHERIFFS OFFICE ISN'T TELLING US MUCH, A LIEUTENANT ON SCENE

TOLD ME THE PUBLIC IS NOT IN DANGER.

THE SAIL BOAT WE THINK IS RELATED TO THE CASE IS STILL DOCKED AT THE

COAST GUARD STATION BEHIND ME SURROUNDED IN YELLOW TAPE.

LIVE IN FMB CK NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


SOTU SETUP-trxSOTVO, OC


Tonight, this chamber speaks with one voice to the people we represent: it is you, our citizens, who make the state of our union strong.

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HAD A FRONT ROW SEAT TO THE PRESIDNT'S STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH LAST NIGHT.

DISTRICT 19'S SEAT REMAINS EMPTY AFTER TREY RADEL RESIGNED ON MONDAY.

TONIGHT, NBC-2'S STEVE CAMPION UNCOVERS THE LONGER THE SEAT IS EMPTY

. THE MORE MONEY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COULD LOSE. Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL ELECTION DISAGREEMENT-trxTC MON


IF YOU LIVE IN MUCH OF LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES,

NO ONE WALKS THE HALLS OF CAPITOL HILL TONIGHT

. FIGHTING SOLELY FOR YOU.

WE'RE GETTING NO FACETIME WITH SOME OF THE BIG PLAYERS IN D-C.

REASON ENOUGH,

WE'RE TOLD THE MILLION DOLLAR PLUS COST OF THIS SPECIAL ELECTION IS WELL WORTH IT. Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL ELECTION DISAGREEMENT-BNR-PKG


0406 "We want to have someone there talking for us. We want to have a representative that has our best interests at heart."

TREY RADEL'S BROKEN PROMISE

- TO SERVE THE PEOPLE -

RACKS UP COST AFTER COST.

0204 "Although it is going to be an expensive proposition, it's one that has to be done."

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FACES A SPECIAL ELECTION WITH A PROJECTED 1.5 MILLION DOLLAR PRICE TAG.

THEN, LET'S TALK OPPORTUNITY COST.

MOST IN THE 2-3-9, DON'T HAVE A VOICE IN CONGRESS RIGHT NOW.

0337 "we could be missing out on millions and millions of dollars or opportunities to pass bills that will help our economy, our environment in this area."

ATTORNEY SCOT GOLDBERG EXPLAINS FLORIDA LAWS REQUIRE GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT CALL A VOTE.

0129 "It's a consequence of how our government works and how our state government works."

EXPERTS AGREE.

WE CAN'T JUST SIT AROUND UNTIL THE NEXT SCHEDULED ELECTION.

0633 "Can he wait until the August primary and November general election? probably not."

FGCU'S PETER BERGERSON WARNS DISTRICT 19 MUST BUILD POLITICAL CAPITAL IN D-C.

IF WE HOPE TO GET HELP ON ISSUES IMPACTING OUR COMMUNITY.

0819 "It's so important to establish a positive reputation and someone who is a player, someone who is engaged, someone who knows the issues."

BERGERSON PREDICTS 2014 -

WILL BE FILLED WITH REPUBLICAN CHALLENGERS VYING FOR RADEL'S FORMER SEAT.

1216 "Regardless of when the special election is held, this will repeat itself again in 3 months." Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL ELECTION DISAGREEMENT-TC MON


THOSE IN TALLAHASSEE TODAY WOULDN'T GIVE US A TIMEFRAME FOR THE SPECIAL ELECTION.

IN A SIMILAR ONE SCHEDULED IN PINELLAS COUNTY,

13 DAYS PASSED BEFORE THE GOVERNOR ISSUED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER SCHEDULING A FIRM DATE.

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CONNIE MACK WILL NOT RUN-SS, VO


FORMER CONGRESSMAN CONNIE MACK MADE IT OFFICIAL TODAY --

HE WILL NOT RUN FOR HIS OLD SEAT.

MANY THOUGHT HE WOULD THROW HIS HAT IN THE RING AFTER RADEL'S COCAINE BUST.

MARC CAPUTO OF THE MIAMI HERALD SAYS LIZBETH BENEQUISTO IS THE NEW FRONTRUNNER.

THE STATE SENATOR HAS NOT ENTERED THE RACE.

BUT RECENT ADS FOR BENEQUISTO HAVE MANY SPECULATING SHE WILL. Return to index of stories...


GOVERNOR SCOTT BUDGET-OC, VIDBOXRVL


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT UNVEILED HIS PROPOSED BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR.

HIS SPENDING 74 BILLION DOLLAR SPENDING PLAN SIMILAR TO LAST YEAR, WHEN FLORIDA SPENT MORE THAN EVER BEFORE.

PART OF THE BUDGET WILL FUND PROJECTS TO LIMIT FRESH WATER RELEASES INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

MONEY IS ALSO SET ASIDE TO SPEED UP CONSTRUCTION OF A RESERVOIR TO STORE WATER DURING THE RAINY SEASON, TU USE TO FLUSH OUT THE RIVER WHEN ITS DRY.

THE BUDGET WILL BE SENT TO THE HOUSE AND SENATE FOR A FINAL VOTE. Return to index of stories...


GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE-OC


FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY WILL *NOT* HOST THIS YEAR'S GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE.

F-G-C-U WAS A CONTENDER BUT WE FOUND OUT IT WILL TAKE PLACE AT BROWARD COLLEGE IN DAVIE.

NO OFFICIAL DATE IS SET. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BANK ROBBERY-OC, SS, VO


RIGHT NOW COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE QUESTIONING A MAN ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY IN EAST NAPLES.

DEPUTIES SAY A MAN WALKED INTO THE REGIONS BANK WEARING A HOODIE AND BANDANA.

THE ROBBERY HAPPENED AROUND 3 THIS AFTERNOON.

HE PULLED OUT A GUN AND DEMANDED CASH BEFORE RUNNING AWAY.

DEPUTIES SAY DOLLAR BILLS were FLYING AROUND AS HE LEFT.

NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO RICK-trxOC, VO, ZM


EAST NAPLES FAMILIES ARE STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP WITH RENT, BECAUSE THEY SAY IT WAS RAISED ILLEGALLY.

TODAY, DOZENS OF CONCERNED COMMUNITY MEMBERS PACKED INTO A COURTROOM TO FIGHT EVICTION.

THE NAPLES ESTATES COMMUNITY IS OFF PALM HAVEN BOULEVARD. EAST OF U-S 41 AND NORTH OF RATTLESNAKE HAMMOCK ROAD.

NBC-2'S RICK RITTER IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE JUSTICE CENTER WHERE TODAY WAS A WIN FOR THE COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES ESTATES COURT HEARING-REM-7


16 YEARS IN COURT

-INCREASED RENT FORCED RESIDENTS OUT OF THEIR HOMES - SOME LIVE IN CARS

-BIG WIN FOR THE H-O-A AFTER JUDGE GAVE THEM A FINAL JUDGMENT

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NAPLES ESTATES COURT HEARING-BNR-PKG


TRT = 1:20

Bob Stuart/Naples Estates Resident = 0:43

Fay Reynolds/Naples Estates Resident = 0:50

A.J. Stanton/Naples Estates Attorney = 1:06

SHOULDER TO SHOULDER AND STANDING ROOM ONLY IN A COLLIER COUNTY COURTROOM WEDNESDAY - AFTER BUS LOADS OF RESIDENTS SHOWED UP TO FIGHT FOR THEIR HOMES.

ATTORNEYS FOR BOTH SIDES WENT AT IT FOR TWO HOURS.

AFTER A SHORT RECESS - A CIRCUIT JUDGE AGREED TO GIVE RESIDENTS A FINAL JUDGEMENT.

THAT ALLOWS THEM TO APPEAL THE $14 MILLION PURCHASE PRICE ON THE PARK THAT WAS SET IN PREVIOUS RULINGS.

THIS ALL STARTED BACK IN 1997 WHEN A COMPANY REPRESENTED BY NORTON KARNO PURCHASED THE PARK FOR $7 MILLION.

RESIDENTS CLAIM THE SALE HAPPENED BEFORE THEY HAD THE OPTION TO BUY IT FIRST - WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW.

THROUGHOUT 16 YEARS OF COURT PROCEEDINGS - THE PARK OWNER HIKED UP RENT FEES BY HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS - FORCING SOME RESIDENTS OUT OF THEIR HOMES - OTHERS INTO THEIR CARS BECAUSE THEY HAD NO WHERE ELSE TO LIVE.

Bob Stuart/Naples Estates Residents

"We're all senior citizens, eviction notices given on doors and almost 19 eviction notices."

Fay Reynolds/Resident

23:16:42 "they're forced between do i pay landlord, face eviction or can i afford my medicine and can i afford my food?

IT WAS CERTAINLY A WIN FOR THE RESIDENTS ON WEDNESDAY BUT STILL - THEY KNOW - THERE'S SEVERAL OBSTACLES THAT STAND IN THE WAY OF PURCHASING THE PARK.

A.J. Stanton/HOA's Attorney/23:14:15 obviously there were certain issues we were unhappy with on the final judgement - one being the price - the court set the price at $14 million dollars - and it's my client's perception that the price should be $11 million Return to index of stories...


NAPLES ESTATES COURT HEARING-REM-7


-AS YOU HEARD- H-O-A ATTORNEY WANTED THAT PRICE AT 11 MILLION

-BUT UNTIL A FINAL JUDGEMENT - COULDN'T HAVE THE CHANCE TO APPEAL

-A.J. STANTON STATED SEVERAL TIMES THAT HIS CLIENT IS DEAD SERIOUS ABOUT CLOSING ON THE PARK

-NOW THEY'LL HAVE THAT CHANCE - BUT FOR HOW MUCH -REMAINS TO BE SEEN.

IN CC, RR, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TEEN ARRESTED FOR ATTACK-OC, SS, OC


A FORT MYERS TEEN IS ACCUSED OF ATTACKING A LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY DAMIAN PIERCE WAS IN A NEIGHBOR'S HOME UNINVITED.

DEPUTIES HEARD SCREAMING INSIDE THE HOME,

HE THEN RAN AT THEM WITH SCISSORS.

PIERCE WAS TAZED, BUT STILL STRUGGLEED WITH DEPUTIES.

PIERCE WAS ARRESTED AND IS UNDERGOING A MENTAL EVALUATION. Return to index of stories...


PARVO VIRUS UPDATE-OC


THE HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS AND DEADLY PARVO VIRUS IS SPREADING THROUGH DOGS IN LEE COUNTY.

ANIMAL SERVICES IS SEEING AN INCREASS.

OFFICIALS SAY A 10 DOLLAR VACCINE IS THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT PETS.

IF A DOG IS INFECTED, IT CAN BE TREATED, BUT IT'S EXPENSIVE. Return to index of stories...


PARKSIDE STICKER UPDATE-VO


CHARLOTTE COUNTY ARE WEIGHING IN ABOUT THE KIND OF BUSINESSES THEY WANT TO SEE MOVE IN TO THE PARKSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE COUNTY TOOK A SURVEY, AS PART OF A REVITALIZATIONS PROJECT.

THE MOST POPULAR PICK WAS A TRADER JOES - ALSO A CHIPOTLE AND SWEET TOMATOES RESTAURANT.

PEOPLE ALSO WANT CAFES AND MORE PLACES TO SOCIALIZE. Return to index of stories...


PARKSIDE STICKER UPDATE-SOT, OC


SOT

:09 Debrah Forester, Charlotte Redevelopment Manager "We will reach out to them and let them know that there's this huge support here for them to come and perhaps that'll put their eye on Charlotte County."

A TRADER JOES SPOKESPERSON TOLD US BUILDING A STORE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY ISN'T IN THEIR TWO-YEAR PLAN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-CLIP


COOLER WEATHER IS PUSHING MANATEES INTO CROWDED WARMER WATERS.

NBC-2 TAKES YOU OUT ON THE WATER AS WILDLIFE OFFICIALS WARN BOATERS ABOUT MAKING ROOM FOR THE SEA COWS.

AND - INCREDIBLE IMAGES OUT OF ATLANTA.

THE CITY GROUND TO A HALT AFTER A WINTER STORM DROPPED SNOW AND ICE. STRANDING THOUSANSD OF PEOPLE , AND CAUSING ATLEAST SIX DEATHS.

AD LIB WEATHER TEASE Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) manatee safety-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B) wx vo-vo-wipe


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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


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.

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...


3 SHOT CHIT CHAT-3 SHOT


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TOSS TO GEORGE-trxVOtops, EANIBX


MANATEES ON THE MOVE.

THEY ARE CROWDING INTO THE WARMER WATER ALONG THE ORANGE RIVER IN LEE COUNTY NEAR THE F-P-L POWER PLANT.

NBC2 GEORGE SOLIS SPENT THE DAY ON THE WATER WITH WILDLIFE OFFICERS TO FIND OUT WHY THEIR JOURNEY COULD BE DANGEROUS.

HE'S LIVE NOW AT THE MANATEE PARK - Return to index of stories...


MANATEE SAFETY-LIVE VU-2


ITS ALWAYS AWE INSPIRING TO EXPERIENCE AN UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL ENCOUNTER WITH A MANATEE.

ONE OF THINGS THAT REALLY STANDS OUT IS THIS -- THE SCARS YOU'LL SEE ON THEM BECAUSE OF CONTACT WITH BOAT PROPELLERS. Return to index of stories...


MANATEE SAFETY-BNR-PKG


MANATEE, SEA COW, GENTLE GIANT.

CALL THEM WHAT YOU WILL

FOR DONNA KLIMACEK

"They're Gorgeous" Donna Klimacek

LIKE MANY HERE AT MANATEE PARK IN LEE COUNTY, KLIMACEK IS VISITING FROM UP NORTH AND HOPING TO SEE SOMETHING FEW DO.

"I really feel sorry for them all the scars that they have." Klimacek

TODAY WAS HER LUCKY DAY - MANATEES ARE EVERYWHERE AND IT'S NO SECRET WHY THEY'RE HERE.

THE WARMER WATER OF THE ORANGE RIVER OFFERS A SAFE REFUGE FOR THE SEA COWS.

ALTHOUGH IT COMES WITH A PRICE: LEAVING BEHIND THEIR MAIN FOOD SOURCE: SEA GRASS.

"There's not a lot of sea grass in the Orange River for them to eat so they're almost fasting" Ofc, James Suttles, FWC

THIS MORNING FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE TOOK US ON A TOUR OF THE RIVER- CURRENTLY BEING WARMED BY THE DISCHARGE FROM FLORDA POWER AND LIGHT'S NEARBY POWER PLANT.

"The temperature outside right now is just about 60 degrees, but if we check the temp inside the water the temperature there's an automatic 10 degree difference just warm enough for the gentle giants to seek refuge the colder water downstream." George Solis

AS A RESULT FWC OFFICERS AND DEPUTIES ARE URGING BOATERS TO USE CAUTION

"When these manatees are migrating back to the grass flats people need to be aware." Lt. Rob Creech, FWC

THE CONSEQUENCES COULD RESULT IN KILLING SOMETHING PRICELESS.

"Our concern is just to educate boat operators of the speed zones, to look for manatees in the water and operate with care." Suttles Return to index of stories...


MANATEE SAFETY-LIVE VU-2


FWC OFFICIALS DON'T ANTICIPATE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE COLD WEATER FOR THE MANATEES

THEY ALSO SAY THE KEEP TRACK OF REPEAT OFFENDERS ON THE WATER.

MANATEES ARE A PROTECTED SPECIES.

THAT MEANS NO TOUCHING OR FEEDING.

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


MANATEE DEATH TOLL-VIDBOXTOPS


LAST YEAR 72 MANATEES DIED FROM BOAT COLLISIONS IN FLORIDA.

HOWEVER, RED TIDE KILLED A RECORD NUMBER OF SEA COWS.

276 DIED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ALONE.

ACROSS the STATE A TOTAL OF 829 MANATEES DIED IN 2013. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER EARLY OUT-OC


A REMINDER FOR COLLIER COUNTY PARENTS WITH SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN.

ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL RELEASE EARLY TOMORROW.

STUDENTS WILL GET OUT OF CLASS THREE HOURS EARLY, FOR TEACHERS' INSERVICE. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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DORN LEAVING-VO OFF TOP


WE ARE JUST GETTING WORD IN THE LAST HALF HOUR.

PHIL DORN.THE HEAD FOOTBALL COACH AND ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT BISHOP VEROT HIGH SCHOOL.WILL BE STEPPING DOWN.

COACH DORN IS GETTING BACK INTO THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME.ACCEPTING THE OFFENSIVE COORDINATORS JOB AT ALABAMA A-AND-M. Return to index of stories...


JONATHAN MARTIN-ON CAM


FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HE LEFT THE MIAMI DOLPHINS.OFFENSIVE LINEMAN JONATHAN MARTIN SPOKE ON-CAMERA ABOUT THE BULLYING THAT LEAD TO HIM LEAVING THE TEAM.

MARTIN DID A SIT-DOWN INTERVIEW WITH NBC SPORTS' TONY DUNGY. Return to index of stories...


MARTIN REAX-SOTTOPS


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JONATHAN MARTIN-VOTOPS


MARTIN LEFT THE TEAM IN EARLY NOVEMBER.HIS REPRESENTATIVE'S REVEALING AT THE TIME THAT IT WAS BECAUSE TEAM-MATE RICHIE INCOGNITO WAS ALLEDGEDLY BULLYING HIS TEAM-MATE.

INCOGNITO WAS SUSPENDED FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON BY THE TEAM.

THE FULL INTERVIEW BETWEEN MARTIN AND TONY DUNGY CAN BE SEEN ON THE NBC SPORTS NETWORK AT 6-30. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL UPDATE-ONCAM


THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE FINES IT'S PLAYERS THAT DON'T MAKE THEMSELVES AVAILABLE TO SPEAK TO THE MEDIA.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS RUNNING BACK MARSHAWN LYNCH IS AVOIDED THOSE FINES BY GETTING CREATIVE.

TODAY.HIS TEAMMATE MICHAEL ROBINSON HELPED HIS CAUSE. Return to index of stories...


LYNCH INTERVIEW SESSION-SOTTOPS


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MATT PRATER UPDATE-VOTOPS


MATT PRATER SAYS HE'S FINE.HAS PUT THAT CASE OF THE FLU FROM LAST WEEK.BEHIND HIM.

THE BRONCOS KICKER AND ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL GRAD HAS KICKED AT MET-LIFE STADIUM THIS SEASON.

AND AS FAR AS KICKINF OUTDOORS.IN THE COLD.HE'S DONE PLENTY OF THAT IN DENVER. Return to index of stories...


PRATER REAX-SOTTOPS


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FGCU BASEBALL-ONCAM


WE ARE JUST WEEKS AWAY.FROM THE COLLEGE BASEBALL SEASON.

THE FGCU SEASON BEGINS ON VALENTINE'S DAY.

THEIR DATE THAT NIGHT IS WITH THE RAMS OF RHODE ISLAND.

TODAY.THE EAGLES WERE SELECTED TO FINISH 3RD IN THE ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE.BEHIND MERCER AND NORTH FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TILLERY PRESEASON PLAYER OF YEAR-VOTOPS


AND THE FANS OF THE A-SUN VOTED F-G-C-U THIRD BASEMAN AND PITCHER ZACH TILLERY AS THE CONFERENCE'S PRE-SEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR.

TILLERY PLAYED 44 GAMES IN THE FIELD.PITCHED 11 TIMES.

THE BARRON COLLIER HIGH SCHOOL GRAD.IS ENTERING HIS JUNIOR SEASON. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ONCAM


THE TWINS ARE BRINGING BACK RELIEF PITCHER MATT GUERRIER.SIGNING HIM TO A MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACT. HE WAS WITH THE TWINS FOR

SEVEN SEASONS.

EVERBLADES START SIX-GAME HOMESTAND TONIGHT VS. GREENVILLE. Return to index of stories...


11PM TEASE-CLIP


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11PM TEASE-CAM 99-VO


WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE L-C-S-O STRIKE TEAM BOARDING A BOAT NEAR FORT MYERS BEACH.

TONIGHT AT 11 --

WE TALKED TO ONE MAN WHO SAYS HE COMPLAINED ABOUT THAT BOAT THREE WEEKS AGO.

PLUS --

TAINTED DOG TREATS ARE SHOWING UP ON STORE SHELVES --

AN N-B-C TWO CONSUMER ALERT EVERY PET OWNER NEEDS TO SEE. Return to index of stories...


ATL WEATHER VO-SAT23or VO


ATLANTA IS STILL UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY TONIGHT.

THIS IS VIDEO WORTH SEEING AGAIN.

MILES AND MILES OF TRAFFIC BACKUP NEARLY 24 HOURS AFTER A WINTER STORM.

THIS VIDEO WAS SHOT EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON.

THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS EXPIRED. BUT A STATE OF EMERGENCY IS STILL IN EFFECT. Return to index of stories...


ATL WEATHER VO-VO-WIPE


HORROR STORIES ARE COMING OUT OF THIS STORM.

SOME PARENTS HAD NO IDEA WHERE THEIR CHILDREN WERE.

MANY BUSES WERE STRANDED ALONG THE INTERSTATE, SOME CHILDREN WERE FORCED TO STAY AT THEIR SCHOOL.

ONE TRUCK DRIVER SAYS HE AND HIS RIG HAVEN'T MOVED IN 20 HOURS.

IN ANOTHER STORY, A PREGNANT WOMAN WAS ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL. SHE AND HER HUSBAND HAD TO PULL TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TO GIVE BIRTH.

BOTH MOM AND BABY ARE DOING FINE. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


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