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DIRECTOR PAGE US ATHLETES ARRIVE-OC,VO
H)1 IMMOKALEE CAR CRASH-TRXSOTVO SOCHI SECURITY CONCERNS-OC
H)2 NFM FIRE-TRXSOTVO SOCHI SECURITY CONCERNS-PKG
H)3 SOCHI SECURITY CONCERNS-TRX-VOTOPS BARRIENTOS FOUND GUILTY-VO
SHOW OPEN-CLIP ROBERT LITTLE-TRX VOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-STC FMB BOAT INVESTIGATION-OC, VO
IMMOKALEE CAR CRASH-2SH-VO-OCTAG FMB BOAT INVESTIGATION-SOTVO
IMMOKALEE CAR CRASH-PLASMA UNDERGROUND MARIJUANA LAB-VOTOPS
IMMOKALEE CAR CRASH-PKG-BNR OFFICER DRAGS WOMAN-OC, VO
IMMOKALEE CAR CRASH-PLASMA SEMI HANGING OFF OVERPASS-VOTOPS
NFM FIRE-VO-SS-MAPFLY ABANDONED CARS-TRXVOTOPS
NFM FIRE-REM-LIVE TOW TRUCK DRIVER ALMOST HIT-TRXVOTOPS
NFM FIRE-TRX-PKG DISTRICT 19-OC, VO
NFM FIRE-REM-LIVE SEINFELD REUNION?-VO
FM DRUG BUST-TRX-OC SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO
STUDENT ASSAULTED-SS, VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
SUSPECTED GROW HOUSE-SS SPORTS
SUSPECTED GROW HOUSE-TRX-PKG FLORIDA MISS STATE-VO OFF TOP
EFSC SHOOTING-OC, VO FGCU NEXT-ON CAM
REEVES IN COURT-A TRX VOTOPS FGCU LIPSCOMB-VOTOPS
AMANDA KNOX-OC, VO FGCU WOMEN-ON CAM
TEASE ONE-ONCAM 2 SHOT MOONEY VEROT SOCCER-VOTOPS
TZ1 A UNDERGROUND MARIJUANA LAB-VO-WIPE FHSAA BOYS SOCCER-CGTOPS
TZ1 B ALLERGIC TO THE COLD-VOTOPS GEORGE MCNEILL-ON CAM
FIRST ALERT FORECAST TEASE-STC PGA PHOENIX OPEN-VOTOPS
CITY OF PALMS PARK-OC, VO PGA PHOENIX OPEN-CGTOPS
BEARS-TRXVOTOPS ACE GROUP CLASSIC-VOTOPS
ALLERGIC TO THE COLD-VO ACE GROUP CLASSIC-SOTVO
TEASE TWO-ONCAM 2-SHOT NASCAR CHANGES-ON CAM
TZ2 A SOCHI OLYMPICS-VO-WIPE NASCAR CHANGES-CG-VOBOX
TZ2 B ATLANTA CLEAN UP-VOTOPS SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
FIRST ALERT OPEN-CLIP FINAL FORECAST-WXGRX
FORECAST-WXWALL CLOSE SHOW-4SHOT
SOCHI OPEN-CLIP  


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H)1 IMMOKALEE CAR CRASH-TRXSOTVO


Soyla Gutierrez

Jacob's Mother

21:01-21:07

I know a lot of people blame him for what happened.

TONIGHT A GRIEVING MOTHER TALKS WITH N-B-C 2.

HER DEAD SON WAS THE DRIVER IN A CRASH ALSO KILLED TWO OF HIS FRIENDS.

TONIGHT, AS WE GET NEW DETAILS ABOUT WHAT CAUSED THE CRASHED, HEAR WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY TO THE OTHER FAMILIES.

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H)2 NFM FIRE-TRXSOTVO


20:22 20:27 ***emotional It's, it's hard because then you realize that you lost everything

NBC2 TALKS TO THE HOMEOWNERS JUST MINUTES AFTER REALIZING EVERYTHING THEY HAVE IS GONE. DESTROYED IN A FIRE.

AND WE FIND OUT WHAT THEY WERE DOING RIGHT BEFORE IT STARTED. Return to index of stories...


H)3 SOCHI SECURITY CONCERNS-TRX-VOTOPS


PLUS, PROUD PARENTS FROM NAPLES PLAN TO CHEER ON THEIR SON WHO'S COMPETING AT THE WINTER OLYMPICS.

THEY TELL NBC 2 WHAT THEY'RE HEARING ABOUT SECURITY IN SOCHI. Return to index of stories...


SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-STC


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IMMOKALEE CAR CRASH-2SH-VO-OCTAG


WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT.

TONIGHT, NBC 2 TALKED WITH THE MOM OF THE COLLIER COUNTY TEEN WHO CRASHED HIS CAR ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT, KILLING HIM AND TWO FRIENDS.

OUR REPORTER IS THE ONE WHO SHARED THE NEW INFORMATION THAT HER SON WAS NOT DRINKING OR DOING DRUGS THAT NIGHT.

TROOPERS DID SAY THE TEEN WAS DRIVING WAY TOO FAST.TRYING TO GET HOME BEFORE his CURFEW.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS BROKE THE NEWS TO JACOB GARIBAY'S MOM.

CHRISTY. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE CAR CRASH-PLASMA


---TAKE LIVE----

TROOPERS JUST RELEASED THIS 16-PAGE REPORT-DETAILING WHAT CAUSED THAT DEADLY CRASH HALLOWEEN NIGHT.

SOYLA GUTIERREZ SAYS PEOPLE HAVE SPECULATED FOR MONTHS

NOW SHE SAYS HAVING *THIS* HELPS.

BUT STILL NOTHING WILL BRING HER SON-OR HIS FRIENDS BACK. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE CAR CRASH-PKG-BNR


AFTER THREE MONTHS OF WONDERING--

Soyla Gutierrez

Jacob's Mother

23:59-24:12

I ask myself a thousand times what went wrong. He wS almost home.

SOYLA GUITERREZ FINALLY HAS ANSWERS.

Soyla Gutierrez

Jacob's Mother

24:39-24:47

I'm happy to have his report here. Tears

ACCORDING TO A MEDICAL EXAMINERS REPORT -- 17-YEAR-OLD JACOB GARIBAY DID NOT HAVE ALCOHOL OR DRUGS IN HIS SYSTEM

WHEN HE CRASHED HIS CAR HALLOWEEN NIGHT- HE AND TWO OTHER TEENS DIED -- ONE SURVIVED.

Soyla Gutierrez

Jacob's Mother

38:16-38:30

As I was driving around that curb I could see the flashing lights and I got out and I ran

SINCE THAT NIGHT-

GUITERREZ SAYS SHE'S BEEN SICK WITH GRIEF

LISTENING TO RUMORS-

BLAMING HER SON FOR BEING DRUNK BEHIND THE WHEEL.

RUMORS SHE SAYS SHE NEVER BELIEVED.

Soyla Gutierrez

Jacob's Mother

23:25-23:38

I knew deep down inside that he wasn't drinking but it goes to prove to a lot of people that blame him for what happened

TROOPERS SAY SPEED DID.

INVESTIGATORS SAY JACOB WAS DRIVING ALMOST 100 MPH

WHEN HE LOST CONTROL

AND HIT A CULVERT.

16-YEAR-OLD LAMORRIS HALL-THE LONE SURVIVOR IN THE CRASH-TOLD INVESTIGATORS THEY WERE LATE FOR CURFEW…

AND JACOB WAS SPEEDING-AND PASSING CARS.

NAT

BUT JACOB'S MOTHER DOESN'T BELIEVE IT.

Soyla Gutierrez

Jacob's Mother

27:52-28:02

He would've called me. He would always call me and say I'm rubbing 15 minutes late, I'd say ok just take your time

A PHONE CALL SHE NEVER GOT-

LEAVING HER LAST MEMORY OF HER SON FROM EARLIER THAT DAY.

Soyla Gutierrez

Jacob's Mother

29:06-29:16

He said I love you mom. I said I love you too baby. I said be careful. He sId always mom.

MEMORIES-AND NOW SOME ANSWERS SHE HOLDS ON TO.

AND HOPES THE OTHER FAMILIES WILL TOO.

Soyla Gutierrez

Jacob's Mother

25:17-26:29

It was just an accident and I wish people would understand that. I know the other families are hurting just as much as me. But they were all friends. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE CAR CRASH-PLASMA


---TAKE LIVE---

JACOB GARIBAY AND GERARDO RUIZ WERE NOT WEARING SEAT BELTS AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH.

JACOB'S MOTHER TELLS ME SHE HOPES THIS IS A MESSAGE TO OTHER TEENS---

THAT A CURFEW IS NEVER WORTH SPEEDING.

AND SEAT BELTS CAN SAVE LIVES.

CA NBC2. Return to index of stories...


NFM FIRE-VO-SS-MAPFLY


A FAMILY IN NORTH FORT MYERS IS HOMELESS TONIGHT AFTER A FIRE RIPS THROUGH THEIR HOUSE IN A MATTER OF MINUTES AND IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO AS NEIGHBORS CAN DO NOTHING BUT WATCH.

IT HAPPENED ON CARLISLE LANE IN SUNCOAST ESTATES THIS AFTERNOON.

NBC2'S LAURA ROBERTS SPOKE TO THE HOMEOWNER WHO STEPPED AWAY FROM THE STOVE FOR A MOMENT ONLY TO RETURN TO A MASSIVE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


NFM FIRE-REM-LIVE


TAKE LAURA LIVE:

**DESCRIBE DAMAGE**

THREE GENERATIONS LIVED UNDER THIS ROOF -

AND TONIGHT THEY'RE BEING TOLD THEY'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO GO BACK IN. Return to index of stories...


NFM FIRE-TRX-PKG


TRT 00:49

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Rose berry

Lost home in fire

**NAT SOUND FIRE**

IT ONLY TOOK MINUTES -

Crystal Berry

23:37 23:38

It was scary yeah

FOR A FIRE TO DESTROY THE BERRY FAMILY'S ENTIRE HOME AND EVERYTHING INSIDE.

Rose Berry

19:25 19:31

all of a sudden within the matter of two minutes, looked out in the

kitchen and the whole thing was engulfed in flames by the stove

ROSE BERRY SAYS SHE WAS BOILING WATER -

WALKED AWAY FOR A MOMENT --

AND WHEN SHE CAME BACK - SHE SAW THESE FLAMES.

Rose Berry

19:35 19:39

An orange ball of fire just pouring off the wall of the stove:39

AS THE FIRE SPREAD THROUGH THE SUNCOAST ESTATES MOBILE HOME -

BERRY'S TWO DAUGHTERS AND HER MOTHER WERE INSIDE - COMPLETELY UNAWARE.

Crystal Berry

22:46 22:49

My mom was just freaking out and she tried to get everyone out:49

THE FAMILY IS SAFE -

BUT THEY'RE STILL IN DISBELIEF THAT EVERYTHING THEY OWN IS GONE FOR GOOD.

Rose Berry

20:22 20:27

It's, it's hard because then you realize that you lost everything so:27 Return to index of stories...


NFM FIRE-REM-LIVE


TAKE LAURA LIVE:

THE FAMILY JUST MOVED HERE LAST MONTH FROM MASSACHUSETTS.

THEY TELL US THEY'RE NOT SURE WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO OR WHERE

THEY'RE GOING TO GO NEXT.

LIVE IN NORTH FORT MYERS, LAURA ROBERTS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


FM DRUG BUST-TRX-OC


FORT MYERS POLICE ROUNDED UP EIGHT SUSPECTED DRUG DEALERS TODAY --

NOW THEY ARE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER DOZEN.

POLICE SAY THIS IS PART OF A SIX MONTH UNDERCOVER OPERATION AFTER COMPLAINTS FROM PEOPLE LIVING IN THE NORTH CENTRAL AND DUNBAR AREAS OF FORT MYERS CLAIMING DRUGS WERE BEING SOLD IN THE OPEN REGULARLY. Return to index of stories...


STUDENT ASSAULTED-SS, VO


A LEE COUNTY STUDENT SAYS HE WAS CHOKED AND ROBBED IN A HIGH SCHOOL LOCKER ROOM --

ALL OVER A CELL PHONE.

DEPUTIES SAY DUNBAR STUDENTS TARVESE JOHNSON AND CURTIS DAWSON -

GRABBED THE VICTIM FROM BEHIND --

CHOKED HIM AND DRAGGED HIM INTO THE SHOWER AREA --

STOLE HIS PHONE AND WENT THROUGH HIS POCKETS.

THE VICTIM SAYS HE WAS HAVING A HARD TIME BREATHING AND FEARED FOR HIS LIFE. Return to index of stories...


SUSPECTED GROW HOUSE-SS


CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE BUSY THIS WEEK --

BUSTING TWO GROW HOUSES IN TWO DAYS.

ONE OF THEM JUST A FEW BLOCKS FROM A HIGH SCHOOL.

NBC2'S ALEX DE ARMAS KNOCKED ON DOORS TO FIND OUT WHAT NEIGHBORS HAD TO SAY. Return to index of stories...


SUSPECTED GROW HOUSE-TRX-PKG


trt 1:19

PKG

Dennis Purks, Lives next to grow house

06:36-06:39 "Crazy. I could not believe it. "

POLICE SAY THEY FOUND MORE THAN 57 POUNDS OF MARIJUNA AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN CASH INSIDE THIS CAPE CORAL HOUSE.

Dennis Purks, Lives next to grow house

06:46-06:52 "Right down the road. When I found it was literally our next door neighbor it was shocking to say the least. "

POLICE SAY LUISA BADO LIVED IN THE HOME -- BUT CLAIMED SHE WORKED FOR SOMEONE ELSE.

Dana Coston, CCPD

13:48:04 marijuana grow house operations like this have tremendous

possibility to bring violence and serious danger to the residents who

are uninvolved who live in the area. 13:48:15

INVESTIGATORS SAY AN ILLEGAL ELECTRICAL HOOK UP LED THEM TO THE OPERATION JUST A FEW BLOCKS FROM ISLAND COAST HIGHSCHOOL-- MAKING PARENTS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE.

Dennis Purks, Lives next to grow house

07:39-07:47 "We have other children in the neighborhood who run around and play. We have kids who go to the school. They walk up and down the road. "

AND IN NORTH CAPE-A SECOND GROW HOUSE.

POLICE RAIDED THIS HOUSE ON TUESDAY.

Joe Karouz, neighbor

04:07-04:13 "Then we ran outside and saw all the vehicles up there. Must have been half a dozen cruises. "

POLICE SAY IT WAS A MUCH SMALLER SCALE -- JUST FOUR PLANTS AND SOME EQUIPMENT.

BUT ENOUGH TO ARREST NEAL JOINER.

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Dennis Purks, Lives next to grow house

07:27-07:34 "To find out something like that is, that close to home is really really just scary."

BOTH SUSPECTS ARE OUT OF JAIL TONIGHT.

IN CAPE CORAL, ADA. Return to index of stories...


EFSC SHOOTING-OC, VO


ALL THREE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN A SHOOTING TODAY AT EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE IN PALM BAY ARE CLAIMING SELF DEFENSE.

AUTHORITIES SAY TWO BROTHERS GOT IN YELLING MATCH WITH ANOTHER MAN IN A PARKING LOT.

IT QUICKLY ESCALATED - AND ONE OF THE BROTHERS BEGAN BEATING THE MAN IN THE HEAD WITH A POOL CUE.

THE MAN RAN TO HIS CAR - GOT OUT A GUN - AND SHOT ONE OF THE BROTHERS IN THE CHEST.

THE SHOOTING VICTIM IS EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.

NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED. Return to index of stories...


REEVES IN COURT-A TRX VOTOPS


A COUPLE OF SMALL WINS TONIGHT FOR A RETIRED TAMPA POLICE CAPTAIN ACCUSED IN A DEADLY THEATER SHOOTING.

TODAY A JUDGE RULED CURTIS REEVES' DEFENSE TEAM WILL GET TO SEE THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM THE THEATER.

THE JUDGE ALSO RULED THAT REEVES CAN WEAR REGULAR CLOTHES AT HIS BOND HEARING NEXT WEDNESDAY.

HE'S ACCUSED OF KILLING A MAN BECAUSE THAT MAN WAS TEXTING IN THE THEATER. Return to index of stories...


AMANDA KNOX-OC, VO


FOR THE SECOND TIME - AN ITALIAN COURT HAS FOUND AMANDA KNOX GUILTY OF MURDER.

IN 2011 KNOX'S CONVICTION WAS OVERTURNED DUE TO UNRELIABLE EVIDENCE.

BUT THAT ACQUITTAL WAS OVERTURNED THIS AFTERNOON.

THIS TIME AROUND, PROSECUTORS SAY KNOX AND HER ROOMMATE, MEREDITH KERCHER, GOT IN A FIGHT OVER A DIRTY APARTMENT.

ITALY CAN ASK THE US TO EXTRADITE KNOX--

BUT IT'S UNLIKELY SHE'LL HAVE TO GO AND SERVE JAIL TIME.

HER EX-BOYFRIEND RECEIVED THE SAME VERDICT TODAY --

BECAUSE HE LIVES IN ITALY. HE IS HEADED TO JAIL. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-ONCAM 2 SHOT


MARIJUANA CAN GROW JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE. INCLUDING UNDERGROUND.

YOU DON'T SEE THIS VERY OFTEN, IF EVER.

A MASSIVE GROW HOUSE BUST.UNDERGROUND.

TONIGHT WE'RE TAKING YOU INSIDE THE LAB.

AND A LITTLE GIRL IN PENNSYLVANIA IS ALLERGIC TO THE COLD.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW SHE MANAGES TO MAKE IT THROUGH THE WINTER. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A UNDERGROUND MARIJUANA LAB-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B ALLERGIC TO THE COLD-VOTOPS


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST TEASE-STC


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CITY OF PALMS PARK-OC, VO


A PLAN TO BRING THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS TO FORT MYERS HAS STALLED.

THE CITY SAYS IT NEEDS MORE FINANCIAL BACKING FROM THE NATIONALS DEVELOPER.

ACCORDING TO A MEMO WE GOT OUR HANDS ON TODAY --

ROCKFORD DEVELOPMENT IS ASKING THE CITY TO FOOT THE 45 TO 50 MILLION DOLLARS IN IMPROVEMENTS.

THE DEVELOPER WOULD BUILD RESTAURANTS AND BUILDINGS AROUND THE STADIUM.

THE COUNTY MANAGER IS WORKING ON A "PLAN B" FOR CITY OF PALMS PARK IF THE NEGOTIATIONS WITH ROCKFORD DEVELOPMENT FALL THROUGH. Return to index of stories...


BEARS-TRXVOTOPS


AS N-B-C 2 FIRST REPORTED LAST NIGHT AT 11.

A FAMILY OF BEARS IS NOW CALLING THE SOUTH BAY PLANTATION COMMUNITY IN EAST NAPLES HOME.

SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE WANTED TO KNOW WHY THE STATE ISN'T RELOCATING THE BEARS.

WE ASKED. AND F-W-C SAYS THE BEARS HAVEN'T BEEN A NUISANCE.

AND MORE TIMES THAN NOT THEY JUST WALK BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM.

FOR NOW PEOPLE ARE BEING ASKED TO PUT LOCKS ON THEIR TRASH. Return to index of stories...


ALLERGIC TO THE COLD-VO


YOU'VE HEARD OF PEOPLE BEING ALLERGIC TO ALL SORTS OF THINGS.

PEANUTS. POLLEN. LAYTEX.

BUT HERE'S ONE YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF BEFORE.

A GIRL IN PENNSYLVANIA IS ALLERGIC TO THE COLD.

IT'S A CONDITION CALLED "COLD-INDUCED URTI-CARIA."

IF HER SKIN IS EXPOSED TO CONDITIONS BELOW 50 DEGREES-- SHE CAN BREAK OUT IN HIVES, HAVE A SEIZURE. EVEN PASS OUT.

SHE'S ON FOUR DIFFERENT MEDS TO FIGHT THE ALLERGY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ONCAM 2-SHOT


ALL THE SECURITY CONCERNS FOR THE UPCOMING OLYMPICS HAS A LOCAL COUPLE IN A TRICKY SPOT.

ON THE ONE HAND, THEY WANT TO SEE THEIR SON, A U.S. SPEED SKATER, COMPETE, ON THE HAND, THEY KEEP HEARING TERRORISTS ARE PLANNING TO TARGET TOURISTS.

AFTER THE BREAK, WE SIT DOWN WITH THE COUPLE ABOUT WHAT THEY EXPECT AS THEY HEAD OFF TO SOCHI.

AND IT WAS ANOTHER DANGEROUS DAY ON THE ROADS IN DEEP SOUTH.

AMAZING VIDEO WHEN WE COME BACK. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A SOCHI OLYMPICS-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B ATLANTA CLEAN UP-VOTOPS


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FIRST ALERT OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

TRACKING WARMER WEATHER

It was a chilly, raw and wet day across Southwest Florida Thursday, with plenty of rain and highs only in the upper 50s and low 60s. The steady rain will diminish to more scattered activity this evening, with near steady temps in the 50s. Rain will also be possible for the overnight, with lows holding in the 50s.

We start a nice warming trend beginning Friday. The day will feature plenty of cloud cover, with scattered showers possible and highs climbing into the mid 70s. Overnight lows will not be as cool, with temps holding in the low 60s.

Sunshine returns to the area on Saturday. We'll see partly sunny skies for much of the day, but the sun that we do see will allow temps to climb into the low 80s.

Sunday will feature a heavy dose of sun, with partly cloudy skies and highs again climbing into the low 80s.

Our dry & warm weather pattern holds as we start next week, with partly cloudy skies and highs holding in the low to mid 80s. A few sprinkles will be possible midweek, otherwise dry will prevail for most of next week. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI OPEN-CLIP


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US ATHLETES ARRIVE-OC,VO


WE'RE JUST 7 DAYS AWAY FROM THE KICKOFF TO THE WINTER OLYMPICS IN RUSSIA.

AND TODAY THE FIRST GROUP OF AMERICAN ATHLETES ARRIVED IN SOCHI.

THE U-S OLYMPIC COMMITTEE SAYS IT'S SENDING 230 MEMBERS ACROSS 15 DISCIPLINES.

THAT'S THE MOST ANY COUNTRY HAS EVER SENT.

DON'T FORGET.

YOU CAN WATCH THE WINTER GAMES RIGHT HERE ON N-B-C 2.

AND THE WHOLE N-B-C FAMILY OF NETWORKS. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI SECURITY CONCERNS-OC


A MAJOR CONCERN FOR U.S. ATHLETES AND VISITORS IS SECURITY IN OLYMPIC VILLAGE.

DESPITE THE WARNING OF TERROR THREATS-- PROUD PARENTS OUT OF NAPLES ARE HEADING TO RUSSIA TO WATCH THEIR SON COMPETE.

NBC2'S ANDREA HUBBELL HAS THEIR STORY. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI SECURITY CONCERNS-PKG


MOM: "Most events where I have seen him skate i've had my eyes closed."

A PARENTS WORST NIGHTMARE MIGHT BE WATCHING THEIR KIDS FAIL.

DAD: "He has out-worked everyone to make this goal."

IN THIS CASE- THEIR SON - NOW A U.S. SPEED SKATER - HAS ALREADY WON.

"he's put in the effort and he's gotten to the goals he's wanted."

PATRICK MEEK WILL COMPETE IN THIS YEARS WINTER OLYMPICS - HOSTED IN SOCHI.

ONLY 400 MILES OUT OF VOLGOGRAD- WHERE 34 PEOPLE DIED AFTER A TRAIN STATION WAS BOMBED.

PUTTING RUSSIA AND ITS VISITORS ON HIGH ALERT.

JOHN FEE: "it's not just the athletes that are going, a lot of families are going to be there as well."

JOHN FEE HAS BEEN TO SEVEN DIFFERENT OLYMPIC GAMES.AS AN ATHLETE, COACH.COMMENTATOR AND AN OFFICIAL.

HE BELIEVES SOCHI MIGHT BE ONE OF THE SAFEST PLACES ON EARTH - DURING THE GAMES.

JOHN FEE: "access to the city will be tight. you won't be able to get in on any of the roads. i'm sure it will be on total lock down."

MOM: "Safety wise, from what we're hearing it's going to be very safe."

FOR THE MEEKS THEY'VE TURNED FEAR INTO FOCUS.

"i want to represent our country. I want to go and represent being Patrick's parents and being there for him."

LEAVING THE ONLY THING LEFT SCARY ENOUGH TO HIDE BEHIND CLOSED EYES.

"i will watch every minute of it, from beginning to end."

IS THE MOMENT WHEN MEEK MAKES GOLD.

"we'll be the proudest parents in the stands."

IN NAPLES, ANDREA HUBBELL NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


BARRIENTOS FOUND GUILTY-VO


A FORMER COLLIER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE IS FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER.

JUAN BARRIENTOS JUNIOR ROBBED AND FATALLY STABBED ROBERTO AVALOS-JASSO BACK IN 2008.

THE JURY FOUND HIM GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER AND ROBBERY WITH A DEADLY WEAPON.

BECAUSE HE WAS 17 AT THE TIME OF THE CRIME - HE CAN'T RECEIVE LIFE BEHIND BARS.

THE JUDGE HAS SET A SPECIAL SENTENCING HEARING IN TWO WEEKS.

2 YEARS AGO BARRIENTOS' ACCOMPLICE JESUS GARZA TOOK A PLEA DEAL OF 50 YEARS BEHIND BARS. Return to index of stories...


ROBERT LITTLE-TRX VOTOPS


A MAN TRUSTED BY A CHURCH COMMUNITY IS ACCUSED IN A DISTURBING CRIME.

A YOUNG BOY ACCUSES ROBERT LITTLE OF TOUCHING HIM INAPPROPRIATELY ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION.

THE VICTIM LATER TOLD HIS MOTHER--WHO CALLED DEPUTIES.

LITTLE IS WELL KNOWN BY THE PEOPLE AT FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH.

BUT HE STOPPED COMING A FEW WEEKS BACK CITING "HEALTH REASONS".

THE DIOCESE SAYS HE PASSED A BACKGROUND CHECK. Return to index of stories...


FMB BOAT INVESTIGATION-OC, VO


THERE'S A BIZARRE TWIST TONIGHT SURROUNDING A BOAT ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

DEPUTIES RAIDED THE BOAT YESTERDAY.

THE OWNER JOHN BURKI TELLS N-B-C 2 HE WAS QUESTIONED FOR SEVERAL HOURS ABOUT THE WOMAN HE HAD ON BOARD.

AUTHORITIES SAY SHE CALLED SAYING CLAIMING SHE'D BEEN KIDNAPPED.

BURKI TELL US HE WAS TRYING TO HELP THE WOMAN, WHO FELL ON HARD TIMES. Return to index of stories...


FMB BOAT INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


JOHN BURKI--- BOAT OWNER

112903 A friend of mine in st pete told me had a friend that was petite and pretty and she needed a place to stay and she was on the street and i thought well. we wrote each other and talked to each other and we agreed she could help me definitely and id be a help to her.11:29:20

AUTHORITIES HAVE RELEASED THE BOAT.

AND BURKI IS NOT FACING ANY CHARGES.

THEY'RE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY SHE CALLED. Return to index of stories...


UNDERGROUND MARIJUANA LAB-VOTOPS


CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO FROM THE MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

THEY'VE UNCOVERED AN UNDERGROUND HYDROPONICS LABORATORY.

IN IT THEY DISCOVERED MORE THAN 80 MARIJUANA PLANTS.

POLICE SAY THEY BECAME SUSPICIOUS WHEN THEY SMELLED MARIJUANA COMING FROM A HOUSE.

SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER DRAGS WOMAN-OC, VO


A TAMPA POLICE OFFICER IS IN HOT WATER TONIGHT.

AND WE'VE GOT THE VIDEO THAT'S CAUSING SO MUCH CONTROVERSY.

THE OFFICER IS SEEN DRAGGING A WOMAN IN HANDCUFFS.

THE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE WOMAN WAS "DELIBERATELY LIMP."

BUT INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR HELP, THE OFFICER TRIED MOVING HER ALONE.

THE DEPARTMENT IS CALLING IT BAD JUDGMENT ON HIS PART.

HE'S RECEIVED A WRITTEN REPRIMAND. Return to index of stories...


SEMI HANGING OFF OVERPASS-VOTOPS


A SEMI DRIVER IS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE TONIGHT.

AS YOU CAN SEE IN THIS VIDEO.

HIS TRUCK IS LITERALLY HANGING OFF AN OVERPASS.

IT HAPPENED TODAY NEAR CLEAR LAKE, IOWA.

THE SEMI HAULING ORANGES SLIPPED ON ICE AND TOPPLED OVER THE BARRICADE.

AMAZINGLY THE DRIVER WAS NOT INJURED. Return to index of stories...


ABANDONED CARS-TRXVOTOPS


THE WINTER BLAST THAT SHUT DOWN ATLANTA IS STILL WREAKING HAVOC.

AS YOU CAN SEE.

THOUSANDS OF STRANDED VEHICLES LINE THE STREETS.

THAT'S MAKING TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE ISN'T MAKING PEOPLE MOVE THEIR VEHICLES YET.

INSTEAD, CARS ARE JUST BEING MOVED TO PARKING LOTS. Return to index of stories...


TOW TRUCK DRIVER ALMOST HIT-TRXVOTOPS


AN EXTREMELY CLOSE CALL TODAY FOR A TOW TRUCK DRIVER IN MOBILE, ALABAMA.

HE WAS SECURING A WRECKED VEHICLE WHEN AN S-U-V SKIDDED ON A PATCH OF SLICK ROAD.

THE OUT OF CONTROL VEHICLE CAME WITHIN INCHES OF HITTING HIM.

BUT HE JUMPED OUT OF THE WAY.

HE WAS VISIBLY SHAKEN, BUT HE WASN'T HURT. Return to index of stories...


DISTRICT 19-OC, VO


THERE'S TWO MORE REPUBLICANS IN THE RACE TO FILL FORMER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL'S SEAT.

FORT MYERS' TIMOTHY ROSSANO AND PINE ISLAND'S MICHAEL DREIKORN ANNOUNCED THEIR PLANS TODAY.

RADEL RESIGNED FROM OFFICE ON MONDAY FOLLOWING A COCAINE SCANDAL.

STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO AND FORMER CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE CHAUNCEY GOSS ARE STILL CONSIDERING A RUN.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT PLANS TO CALL A SPECIAL ELECTION.

DEMOCRAT APRIL FREEMAN AND LIBERTARIAN RAY NETHERWOOD ARE ALSO RUNNING. Return to index of stories...


SEINFELD REUNION?-VO


IF YOU'RE A FAN OF SEINFELD LISTEN UP.

ACCORDING TO JERRY SEINFELD A REUNION WILL HAPPEN.

HE MENTIONED IT TODAY ON A RADIO SHOW.

RUMORS SPRUNG UP A COUPLE WEEKS AGO WHEN SEINFELD, JASON ALEXANDER AND LARRY DAVID WERE SPOTTED AT THE DINER WHERE THE CHARACTERS ALWAYS ATE ON THE SHOW.

SEINFELD WOULDN'T SAY WHAT THEY WERE FILMING AT THE DINER.ANOTHER SHOW, A COMMERICAL?

HE HINTED IT WILL BE SHORT BUT LONGER THAN A MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO


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SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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FLORIDA MISS STATE-VO OFF TOP


3-RD RANKED GATORS BASKETBALL TEAM.IN STARKVILLE-MISSISSIPPI TONIGHT.

Casey Prather scored 16 points, Patric Young added 12 and No. 3 Florida beat Mississippi State 62-51 Thursday night for its 12th straight win.

The Gators had a slow start on offense, but made up for it with suffocating defense. It was the 12th time this season Florida held an opponent to 60 points or fewer. Return to index of stories...


FGCU NEXT-ON CAM


THE F-G-C-U MENS HOOPS TEAM IS BACK ON THE COURT TOMORROW NIGHT. THE EAGLES HOST STETSON. GAME TIPS JUST AFTER 7-PM.

BIG GAME FOR THE EAGLES AS THEY ARE ARE ONE GAME BACK AND TRYING TO KEEP PACE WITH CONFERENCE LEADER MERCER. Return to index of stories...


FGCU LIPSCOMB-VOTOPS


THE CONFERENCE LEADING FGCU WOMEN.PLAYING THE FIRST OF FOUR STRAIGHT ON THE ROAD.

AT LIPSCOMB TONIGHT.AND IT WAS THE LADY BISONS WHO JUMPED OUT THE EARLY LEAD. ASHLEY SOUTHERN. LIPSCOMB BUILT A 10-POINT LEAD AT ONE POINT.

THEN FGCU'S KANEISHA ATWATER SCORES 10 STRAIGHT POINTS. THIS THREE TIED THE GAME AT 24. THE NEXT THREE.GAVE THE EAGLES THE LEAD.

AND THEY NEVER TRAILED AGAIN.FGCU WINS THEIR 44-th STRAIGHT REGULAR SEASON CONFERENCE GAME.85-67. Return to index of stories...


FGCU WOMEN-ON CAM


THE EAGLES WILL GO FOR THEIR 45-TH STRAIGHT REGULAR SEASON CONFERENCE WIN ON SATURDAY. WHEN THEY PLAY AT NORTHERN KENTUCKY. Return to index of stories...


MOONEY VEROT SOCCER-VOTOPS


DESPITE ALL THE RAIN.THE HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER STATE TOURNAMENT GOT UNDERWAY TONIGHT.

AT BISHOP VEROT.VIKINGS HOSTED CARIDNAL MOONEY IN A CLASS 2-A FIRST ROUND GAME.

2ND HALF. VIKINGS ON THE ATTACK. FIRST SHOT DENIED. BUT NATHAN POWERS IS THERE TO CLEAN UP. VEROT UP 2-0

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FHSAA BOYS SOCCER-CGTOPS


MORE SCORES FROM TONIGHT.

FORT MYERS.

GULF COAST.

CAPE OR GOLDEN GATE WILL GET..

CANTERBURY. Return to index of stories...


GEORGE MCNEILL-ON CAM


GEORGE MCNEILL HAD THREE BIRDIES.BUT FOUR BOGIES IN HIS FIRST ROUND AT THE PHOENIX OPEN. THE NORTH HIGH ALUM SHOT 1-OVER 72 IN HIS RETURN FROM A COLLARBONE INJURY THAT KEPT HIM SIDELINED SINCE NOVEMBER, Return to index of stories...


PGA PHOENIX OPEN-VOTOPS


THIS EVENT IS BEST KNOWN FOR ONE HOLE.THE PAR THREE 16TH.WHICH HAS STADIUM SEATING AND FANS CHEER AND JEER ON EACH TEE SHOT.

THEY LOVED THIS ONE FROM MATT JONES.IT'S GOING.

JONES WOULD TAP IN FOR BIRDIE. Return to index of stories...


PGA PHOENIX OPEN-CGTOPS


THE PGA TOUR IS IN BEAUTIFUL SCOTTSDALE-ARIZONA.

WE HAVE A Y-E YANG SIGHTING. IT'S BEEN A FEW YEARS.

16 OTHER PLAYERS WITHIN TWO SHOTS OF THE LEAD.

PHIL SHOT EVEN.AND MCNEILL.8 SHOTS OFF THE LEAD. Return to index of stories...


ACE GROUP CLASSIC-VOTOPS


THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO PLAY GOLF THIS AFTERNOON AT THE ACE GROUP CLASSIC MEDIA DAY EVENT.

BUT THE RAIN CLAIMED THAT 18 HOLES AT THE TWIN-EAGLES CLUB IN NAPLES.

NEW TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR GAIL GRAHAM TOLD US THAT AFTER MOVING AROUND SEVERAL TIMES.THE CLASSIC HAS FOUND A HOME AT THE TWIN EAGLES CLUB. Return to index of stories...


ACE GROUP CLASSIC-SOTVO


DEFENDING CHAMP BERNHARD LANGER WAS SUPPOSED TO ATTEND THE EVENT.BUT GOT THE FLU AND WAS UNABLE TO GET OVER FROM THE EAST COAST. Return to index of stories...


NASCAR CHANGES-ON CAM


NASCAR WANTS MORE DRAMA TO THE END OF THEIR SEASON.THE CHASE FOR THE SPRINT CUP.

AND THE CHANGES GO IN EFFECT FOR THIS UPCOMING SEASON. Return to index of stories...


NASCAR CHANGES-CG-VOBOX


FIRST OFF.THE CHASE HAS BEEN EXPANDED FROM 12 TO 16 TO START THE 10-RACE CHASE.

THAT NUMBER OF 16 WILL BE TRIMMED BY FOUR DRIVERS EACH.AFTER THE 3RD.6TH.AND 9TH RACES OF THE CHASE.

LEAVING FOUR DRIVERS AT HOMESTEAD TO RACE FOR THE TITLE WITH BEST FINISHER WINNING THE TITLE. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


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FINAL FORECAST-WXGRX


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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CLOSE SHOW-4SHOT


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