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HLA bears-TRX-VO ARTFEST FORT MYERS-VIDBOX RVL
HLB suspicious fire-TRX-VO TEASE ONE-1 SHOT
HLC city of palms future-TRX-VO TZ1 A) CITY OF PALMS FUTURE-VO-WIPE
5PM OPEN-CLIP TZ1 B) LEE MEMORIAL MYCHART APP-VOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-ANIBOX STC TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
TOSS TO RICK-trx VOTOPS ZM MAP EAniBx MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
BEARS IN COLLIER COUNTY-IRD-10 DOWNTOWN FM RAIN VIDEO-VOTOPS
BEARS IN COLLIER COUNTY-PKG FMB RAIN VIDEO-VOTOPS
BEARS IN COLLIER COUNTY-IRD-10 ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
MOLESTATION ARREST-trx VO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TOSS TO LUCAS-trxVOTOPS ZM MAP FLY TOSS TO JOELLE-TRX EAniBx
SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY-REM LIVE CITY OF PALMS FUTURE-LIVEU2
SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY-PKG CITY OF PALMS FUTURE-PKG
SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY-REM LIVE CITY OF PALMS FUTURE-ONCAM
CAPE CORAL GROWHOUSE-TRX 3 SS RAYS EQUIPMENT TRUCK LEAVES-VOTOPS
IMMOKALEE CRASH DETAILS-2 SS VO TEASE TWO-2SHOT
FMB BOAT INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-TRX VOTOPS WIPE TZ2 A) LEE MEMORIAL MYCHART APP-SOTVO
FMB BOAT INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-VOTOPS WIPE TZ2 B) teen mugged in school-SSTOPS
FMB BOAT INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-SOTVO FIRE-3 SS TOPS
BREAKING CLIP-CLIP LEE MEMORIAL MYCHART APP-VO IN PLASMA
TOSS TO BRYAN-EAniBx LEE MEMORIAL MYCHART APP-PKG
JUAN BARRIENTOS TRIAL-REM LIVE LEE MEMORIAL MYCHART APP-ONCAM
JUAN BARRIENTOS TRIAL-PKG NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
JUAN BARRIENTOS TRIAL-REM LIVE A) SPLIT VOTES-VO-WIPE
NORTH CAPE FIREHOUSE-VO B) DAYCARE NAME-VOTOPS


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HLA bears-TRX-VO


A THOUSAND POUND BEAR AND HER CUBS CAUGHT ON NBC2 CAMERAS DUMPSTER DIVING FOR DINNER -- IN A BUSY NEIGHBORHOOD WITH LOTS OF FAMILES.

AND TODAY WE FOUND OUT THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THEY'VE MADE A VISIT. Return to index of stories...


HLB suspicious fire-TRX-VO


THIS IS NO ORDINARY FIRE --

AND THAT IS NO ANY ORDINARY HOUSE.

NBC2 IS LIVE WITH DETAILS ON THE SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN A HOUSE WHERE MARIJUANA WAS GROWN AND GATORS WERE LIVING. Return to index of stories...


HLC city of palms future-TRX-VO


PLANS TO LURE ANOTHER MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM TO CITY OF PALMS PARK SCREETCH TO A HALT. WE BREAK DOWN WHY. Return to index of stories...


5PM OPEN-CLIP


5PM OPEN Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-ANIBOX STC


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...


TOSS TO RICK-trx VOTOPS ZM MAP EAniBx


THIS IS THE VIDEO MAKING A LOT OF PEOPLE NERVOUS IN ONE COLLIER COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD.

A BIG MOMMA BEAR -- ESTIMATED TO BE UP TO A THOUSAND POUNDS -- USING AN APARTMENT COMPLEX'S DUMPSTERS AS HER PERSONAL PANTRY.

NEIGHBORS TELL NBC2 THEY'VE EVEN FOUND THIS BEAR AND HER CUBS *INSIDE THE DUMPSTER WHEN THEY TAKE THEIR TRASH OUT.

WE CAPTURED THIS VIDEO LAST NIGHT AT THE SOUTH BAY PLANTATION APARTMENT COMPLEX, OFF MANATEE ROAD, IN EAST NAPLES.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE WANT THE BEARS OUT.

NBC2'S RICK RITTER JOINS US NOW WITH THE STORY--

RICK. Return to index of stories...


BEARS IN COLLIER COUNTY-IRD-10


-LET ME GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT'S GOING ON OUT HERE

-RESIDENTS SAY THE GROUP OF BEARS ARE OPENING THIS DUMPSTER DOOR AND CRAWLING RIGHT INSIDE

-SOME TELL ME THEY'VE GONE TO EMPTY THEIR TRASH - AND FOUND THE ANIMALS SITTING IN HERE

-ONCE THEY GET WHAT THEY WANT - THEY'RE PULLING IT OUT - AND DRAGGING IT OVER HERE TO THE WOODS - TAKE A LOOK

-WORKERS TELL ME THIS MESS - IS AN EVERY DAY PROBLEM Return to index of stories...


BEARS IN COLLIER COUNTY-PKG


CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING VIDEO -

OUR CAMERAS CAUGHT A SNEAK PEAK OF One BEAR" LAST NIGHT - HIDING BEHIND A DUMPSTER LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO SNACK ON.

NOT ONE - NOT TWO - BUT THEREE - THAT'S HOW MANY BEARS RESIDENTS SAY ARE ROAMING AROUND THEIR SOUTH BAY PLANTATION COMMUNITY.

F-W-C OFFICIALS SAY BEARS ARE TYPICALLY HIBERNATING DURING THIS TIME OF THE YEAR - BUT IF THEY KNOW WHERE TO GET AN EASY MEAL - THEY'LL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT AND BECOME MORE ACTIVE - SOMETHING THIS COMMUNITY HAS BEEN IN THE MIDDLE OF FOR THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS.

TAKE SOT

John Williams/Maintenance worker at complex

23:22:15 she'll grab this door and walk backwards like this and she gets up and puts her paws and gets all up and climbs all in it's real scary and the residents shouldn't have to deal with the bear if they possibly could - just relocate - put them out in the woods - away away from people." Return to index of stories...


BEARS IN COLLIER COUNTY-IRD-10


-AS YOU JUST HEARD - SO MANY RESIDENTS WANT TO KNOW WHY THESE ANIMALS CAN'T BE RELOCATED

-WE SPOKE WITH F-W-C TODAY - WE'LL TELL YOU THEIR ANSWER TO RELOCATION AND HOW THEY PLAN TO HANDLE THIS SITUATION - COMING UP LATER TONIGHT.

WE'RE LIVE IN EAST NAPLES, RR, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


MOLESTATION ARREST-trx VO


A LEE COUNTY MAN WHO VOLUNTEERED ON SUNDAYS AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH-- NEAR DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

IS

ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A LITTLE BOY.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED ROBERT LITTLE--

AFTER A BOY CLAIMS HE TOUCHED HIM INAPPROPRIATELY ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION AT A HOME ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

LITTLE WAS WELL-LIKED AND WELL-KNOWN BY MANY IN THE PARISH.

CHURCH MEMBERS TELL NBC2 HE STOPPED COMING A FEW WEEKS BACK FOR HEALTH REASON.

THE DIOCESE SAY HE PASSED A BACKGROUND CHECKS.

HE EVEN LIVED ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CHURCH--IN HOUSING OWNED BY THE DIOCESE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LUCAS-trxVOTOPS ZM MAP FLY


DEVELOPING AT FIVE - A HOUSE KNOWN FOR POT GROWING AND ANIMAL ABUSE ERUPTED IN FLAMES.

THIS IS THE SAME HOUSE OFF OIL WELL ROAD IN PUNTA GORDA WHERE A GROW HOUSE BUST LED TO THE DISCOVERY OF DOZENS OF ABUSED ANIMALS -- EVEN ALLIGATORS -- LESS THAN A YEAR AGO.

NBC2'S LUCAS SEILER IS THERE LIVE - LUCAS YOU FOUND OUT THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL IS CALLING THIS FIRE SUSPICIOUS - Return to index of stories...


SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY-REM LIVE


RIGHT, NO ONE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE LIVING AT THIS HOUSE - IT'S WHERE A MASSIVE GROW HOUSE OPERATION WAS DISCOVERED LAST APRIL, ALONG WITH 80 ANIMALS IN DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS - INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW WORKING TO FIGURE OUT IF THERE'S A CONNECTION. Return to index of stories...


SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY-PKG


THE 911 CALL CAME IN JUST AFTER 5:30 A.M. - A NEIGHBOR FIRST SMELLED SMOKE. THEN SAW FLAMES.

A FIRE STARTED IN THE BACK OF THE HOUSE - AND INVESTIGATORS HAVE NO IDEA HOW IT STARTED.

Roy Wilson, Neighbor "Could be somebody working with someone else. getting up on it again."

ROY WILSON LIVES ACROSS THE STREET - HE DIDN'T HEAR SIRENS THIS MORNING, BUT HE DID HEAR ABOUT WHAT WENT ON HERE IN THE PAST.

"It's shocking around here. you don't really hear much about it especially being neighbors you'd think it'd be all over the place."

OFFICERS SAY 50-YEAR-OLD PABLO CAUZ HEADED A MARIJUANA GROWHOUSE - JUST THIS PAST DECEMBER THEY ARRESTED HIM ON 29 ANIMAL ABUSE CHARGES.

THEY FOUND ALLIGATORS - NAILS IN THE HOOVES OF GOATS - AND ANIMALS EATING OLD, MOLDY RESTAURANT SLUDGE.

NOW, THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL'S OFFICE IS INVESTIGATING WHETHER THESE FIRST TWO CRIMES ARE CONNECTED TO THIS FIRE - AND WHETHER SOMEONE INTENTIONALLY LIT THIS HOME ON FIRE.

"It could play out either way. Needs to be looked into. Keep everyone safe around here." Return to index of stories...


SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY-REM LIVE


I DID SPEAK WITH ONE NEIGHBOR OFF CAMERA WHO SAYS HE SAW TWO PEOPLE DRIVING IN AND OUT OF THIS LOT NOT EVEN A WEEK AGO AND THAT IT WASN'T PABLO CAUZ.

COUNT ON NBC2 TO BRING YOU THE LATEST ON THIS INVESTIGATION - LIVE IN PG, LS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL GROWHOUSE-TRX 3 SS


AN INCONSPICUOUS CAPE CORAL HOUSE TURNED OUT TO A BIG MARIJUANA GROW HOUSE.

L-C-E-C WAS INVESTIGATING STOLEN ELECTRICITY AT THE HOUSE ON EAST GATOR CIRCLE, AND SAY THEIR WORKERS SMELLED POT.

SO THEY TIPPED OFF POLICE.

DETECTIVES SAY THEY FOUND MORE THAN 57 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA AND 13 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH.

THEY ARRESTED LUISA COROMOTO BADO.

YOU'LL HEAR FROM HER SURPRISED NEIGHBORS AHEAD AT 5:30. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE CRASH DETAILS-2 SS VO


NBC2 HAS JUST GOTTEN NEW DETAILS ABOUT A DEADLY CAR CRASH IN IMMOKALEE ON HALLOWEEN.

THREE TEENAGERS FROM COLLIER COUNTY DIED IN THE WRECK.

ANOTHER PERSON 16 YEAR OLD LAMORRIS HALL SURVIVED.

A JUST-RELEASED FHP REPORT

SAYS THE DRIVER WAS TRAVELING 93 MILES PER HOUR IN A 45 MILE PER HOUR ZONE WHEN HE LOST CONTROL, RAN OFF THE ROAD AND HIT A CULVERT.

THE CAR LANDED UPSIDE DOWN, AND THE BOYS WERE NOT WEARING SEAT BELTS.

THEY WERE LATE FROM CURFEW COMING HOME FROM A HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE COLLIER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS. Return to index of stories...


FMB BOAT INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-TRX VOTOPS WIPE


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES WITH ASSAULT RIFLES ORDERED TWO MEN OFF A BOAT, NEAR FORT MYERS BEACH, YESTERDAY.

TODAY WE HAVE NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION.

IT ALL STARTED WHEN A WOMAN CALLED 911 FROM THE VESSEL, SAYING SHE WAS KIDNAPPED. Return to index of stories...


FMB BOAT INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-VOTOPS WIPE


NOW LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES DON'T BELIEVE THAT'S TRUE.

THE OWNER OF THE BOAT, JAY BURKY, IS NOT FACING CHARGES.

HE TOLD NBC2 HE WAS QUESTIONED FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

HE SAYS HE WAS JUST TRYING TO HELP THE WOMAN WHO HAD FALLEN ON BAD TIMES. Return to index of stories...


FMB BOAT INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-SOTVO


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 definityly and id be a help to her.11:29:20

WE'RE ASKING WHERE THAT WOMAN IS TODAY, AND IF SHE FACES CHARGES.

JOHN TELLS US SHE IS NOT WELCOME BACK ON HIS BOAT. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING CLIP-CLIP


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TOSS TO BRYAN-EAniBx


BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT --

A FORMER COLLIER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE IS NOW A CONVICTED KILLER.

WITHIN THE LAST 90 MINUTES, A JURY FOUND JUAN BARRIENTOS, JUNIOR GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

NBC2S BRYAN ANDERSON IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE COLLIER COUNTY COURTHOUSE TO EXPLAIN WHY BARRIENTOS COULD GET OFF A LOT EASIER THAN OTHER KILLERS. Return to index of stories...


JUAN BARRIENTOS TRIAL-REM LIVE


BARRIENTOS WAS JUST 17 YEARS OLD WHEN HE KILLED THE 51 YEAR OLD MIGRANT WORKER.

SO HE WON'T FACE THE DEATH PENALTY.

AND EVEN THOUGH FIRST DEGREE MURDER COMES WITH AN AUTOMATIC LIFE SENTENCE.THAT MAY NOT HAPPEN EITHER. Return to index of stories...


JUAN BARRIENTOS TRIAL-PKG


ONCE DESCRIBED AS A STAR ATHLETE AT LELY HIGH SCHOOL, PROSECUTORS SAY JUAN BARRIENTOS JUNIOR ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING.CALCULATED AND EVIL.

HE SMILED TODAY IN COURT AS CLOSING ARGUMENTS BEGAN IN HIS FIRST DEGREE MURDER TRIAL.

---SOT---

STATE

20:28:30-:36

He didn't have to do any of this. None of it. He chose to do it.

BACK IN 2008 IN EAST NAPLES INVESTIGATORS SAY BARRIENTOS AND HIS FRIEND JESUS GARZA ROBBED AND FATALLY STABBED ROBERTO AVALAOS JASSO.

TWO DAYS LATER BOTH TEENS WENT TO INVESTIGATORS.

---SOT---

STATE

20:26:31

There was a race to be the first one to get to the police.

---SOT---

TAPED STATEMENT

20:39:27

"I blacked out. I don't know if I did it or didn't."

THE STATE SAYS BARRIENTOS LIED.

TODAY THEY USED MORE FROM THAT TAPED STATEMENT.FOCUSED ON ONE WORD." WE" TRYING TO PROVE BARRIENTOS' GUILT.

---SOT---

STATEMENT

20:36:03-:10

"We grabbed the body and threw it in the woods.and then we left."

BUT HIS LAWYER SAYS BARRIENTOS WAS CAUGHT UP IN A SCHEME PUT TOGETHER BY ONE PERSON.

20:52:02-:12

Jesus Garza, the man who had this plan, the man who said here's the socks, here's the knife, take them to the car. Jesus Garza was the one who carried out the lethal blow.

BUT EVEN THOUGH BARRIENTOS BLAMED GARZA, HE MAY HAVE ADMITTED SOME SORT OF GUILT WHEN HE SAID THIS.

---SOT---

STATEMENT

Detective- "You know the difference between right and wrong?"

Barrientos Jr.- "I guess not this one time." Return to index of stories...


JUAN BARRIENTOS TRIAL-REM LIVE


2 YEARS AGO JESUS GARZA AGREED ON A 50 YEAR SENTENCE PLEA DEAL.

FOR BARRIENTOS, THE JUDGE SET A SPECIAL HEARING IN TWO WEEKS TO TALK ABOUT ALL THE FACTORS AND SENTENCE LIMITATIONS BECAUSE OF BARRIENTOS' AGE.

HIS TENTATIVE SENTENCE DATE IS IN MAY.

WE'RE LIVE IN COLLIER COUNTY, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


NORTH CAPE FIREHOUSE-VO


CAPE CORAL'S CITY MANAGER WANTS A QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS TO SPRUCE UP A FIRE STATION.

STATION NUMBER TEN RUNS OUT OF THIS SINGLE FAMILY HOME ON GATOR CIRLE, IN THE NORTHEAST PART OF THE CITY.

MANAGER JOHN SZERLAG WANTS COUNCIL TO ATTACH A STRUCTURE SO THE FIRE TRUCK WOULDN'T HAVE TO PARK OUTSIDE.

HE SAYS IT WILL HELP LOWER INSURANCE PREMIUMS.

THE CITY STOPPED BUILDING FIRE STATIONS WHEN THE GREAT RECESSION HIT BACK IN 09.

COUNCIL PLANS TO CONSIDER THE IDEA AT MONDAY'S MEETING. Return to index of stories...


I75 TO CLOSE-trx SS


THERE IS A TRAFFIC ALERT ON I-75 IN LEE COUNTY NEXT WEEK.

CREWS WILL CLOSE THE INTERSTATE TO WORK ON THE AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT.

THE CLOSURES ARE BETWEEN DANIELS PARKWAY AND ALICO ROAD.

THEY'LL LAST FROM 11 AT NIGHT UNTIL FIVE IN THE MORNING.

AN ALTERNATE ROUTE IS TREELINE AVENUE.

MONDAY NIGHT THEY'LL CLOSE THE SOUTHBOUND LANES.

TUESDAY NIGHT THEY'LL CLOSE NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND LANES.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THEY'LL CLOSE NORTHBOUND LANES.

THEY DID THIS SAME THING A COUPLE WEEKS AGO AND IT DIDN'T CAUSE TOO MANY PROBLEMS because OF THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. Return to index of stories...


ARTFEST FORT MYERS-VIDBOX RVL


PREPARATIONS ARE UNDERWAY FOR ONE OF THE BIGGEST ART FESTIVALS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

MORE THAN 20 ARTISTS ARE EXPECTED IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS FOR ARTFEST THIS WEEKEND. THIS HIGHLY JURIED SHOW DRAWS PATRONS AND ARTIST FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

THE OPENING NIGHT IS TOMORROW

THE FESTIVAL IS FREE. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 10-5 ON EDWARDS DRIVE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-1 SHOT


SWING AND A MISS.AGAIN.

FORT MYERS TRIED TO LURE THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS TO THE VACANT CITY OF PALMS PARK.

WE LEARNED THE LATEST ATTEMPT, LIKE OTHERS IN THE PAST, NEVER MADE IT TO FIRST BASE.

PLUS, IF YOU NEED SEE YOUR LATEST BLOOD TEST RESULTS, OR MAYBE A RECENT HOSPITAL BILL.

NOW LEE MEMORIAL HAS AN APP FOR THAT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) CITY OF PALMS FUTURE-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) LEE MEMORIAL MYCHART APP-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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DOWNTOWN FM RAIN VIDEO-VOTOPS


A LOT OF UMBRELLAS AND RAIN COATS IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS TODAY. MORE THAN AN INCH AND A HALF OF RAIN.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE SPENT TIME OUTSIDE, AND THOSE WHO DID WERE TRYING TO STAY DRY. Return to index of stories...


FMB RAIN VIDEO-VOTOPS


FORT MYERS BEACH WASN'T MUCH OF A VACATION DESTINATION.

IT WAS A GRAY DAY ON THE BACK BAY.

WE WERE THERE WHEN PEOPLE LEFT TOWN ON THE KEY WEST EXPRESS.

BUT THE WEATHER ON DUVAL STREET ISN'T MUCH BETTER. 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.

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...


TOSS TO JOELLE-TRX EAniBx


THE LATEST PLAN TO LURE THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS TO FORT MYERS JUST HIT A WALL.

THE CITY MANAGER SAYS A DEVELOPER TRIED TO CHANGE THE DEAL.

NBC2S JOELLE PARKS JOINS US LIVE FROM CITY OF PALMS PARK.

BACK TO SQUARE ONE.AGAIN? Return to index of stories...


CITY OF PALMS FUTURE-LIVEU2


RAIN OR SHINE THE CITY OF PALMS PARK IS OFTEN EMPTY.

SINCE THE BOSTON RED SOX MOVED OUT ITS MOSTLY USED FOR LITTLE LEAGUE

AND HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENTS.

BUT NOW-ITS FUTURE AS A MAJOR LEAGUE VENUE IS EVEN MORE UNCERTAIN. Return to index of stories...


CITY OF PALMS FUTURE-PKG


Another strike out for plans to bring spring training back to the city of palms park.

Carol Chamberlain, Fort Myers

its a disaster! they need to upgrade it, they need to fix it and they

need to get somebody in there."

that somebody could be the washington nationals.

They want 50 million dollars in improvements to the park.

city manager william mitchell thought he could make it happen with the help of rockford

development group.

sot carol 31:37-46

i think it would have been great, great revenue for the city, great

revenue for the attractions around here, the hotels, im really

disappointed that they couldn't make it happen."

Mitchell says the developer showed interest in paying for a substantial amount of those renovations,

in exchange for the land around the park.

Now, Mitchell says rockford is only willing to build restaurants and other commercial building around the stadium.

sot mitchell

the city cannot afford to absorb all the costs associated with making

improvements."

Residents hope the city doesn't give up.

sot franciso romero, fort myers

utilize what you have!

sot carol

id like to see them try to renegotiaite and get it back! get the

nationals in there." Return to index of stories...


CITY OF PALMS FUTURE-ONCAM


JOELLE PARKS REPORTING.

THE COUNTY MANAGER HAS SCHEDULED A MEETING TO LOOK FOR A PLAN B IF THE

NEGOTIATIONS WITH ROCKFORD DEVELOPMENT OFFICIALLY END.

WE REACHED OUT TO THE DEVELOPER,

WE HAVE NOT HEARD BACK. Return to index of stories...


RAYS EQUIPMENT TRUCK LEAVES-VOTOPS


THE RAYS ARE READY TO COME TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TODAY AT TROPICANA FIELD, THE TEAM STAFF LOADED TWO TRUCKS FOR SPRING TRAINING.

THEY'RE TAKING EVERYTHING FROM BATS AND BALLS, TO SUNFLOWER SEEDS, EVEN ONE CROSSBOW, DOWN TO PORT CHARLOTTE.

PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT TO THE CHARLOTTE SPORTS PARK IN 15 DAYS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTHCARE COME TOGETHER IN LEE COUNTY.

WE'RE GETTING AN EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AT A NEW APP.

:7:20 its extremely valuable. it could save your life if you were away

from home and needed to have that information

:06

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW YOU CAN REFILL PRESCRIPTIONS, MAKE AND CANCEL APPOINTMENTS AND GET MEDICAL RECORDS ON YOUR PHONE.

AND ALL NEW AT SIX -

A FORT MYERS TEEN IS ACCUSED OF NEARLY CHOKING OUT A CLASSMATE. WHILE ANOTHER STOLE HIS CELL PHONE.

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE VIOLENT ATTACK THAT HAPPENED INSIDE THEIR HIGH SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) LEE MEMORIAL MYCHART APP-SOTVO


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TZ2 B) teen mugged in school-SSTOPS


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FIRE-3 SS TOPS


WE JUST PICTURES INTO OUR NEWSROOM OF A MOBILE HOME IN NFM THAT WAS JUST GUTTED BY FIRE ON THIS RAINY DAY.

THE MOBILE HOME IS ON CARLISLE LANE.

OUR REPORTER IS THERE RIGHT NOW TALKING TO OWNER RIGHT NOW FOR MORE INFO. Return to index of stories...


LEE MEMORIAL MYCHART APP-VO IN PLASMA


TONIGHT WE ARE GETTING AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE NEW SMART PHONE APP LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IS USING.

PATIENTS CAN USE IT TO ACCESS JUST ABOUT ANYTHING FROM HOSPITAL BILLS, TO TEST RESULTS.

NBC'S 2 HOLLIE HOJEK SHOWS US HOW IT WORKS. Return to index of stories...


LEE MEMORIAL MYCHART APP-PKG


"I have an appointment with Dr Goforth at 3 on March 3rd."

WITH JUST A CLICK OF HIS MOUSE, BILL BENDER HAS HIS HEALTH HISTORY AT

HIS FINGER TIPS.

BENDER AND HIS WIFE HAVE BEEN USING "MY CHART" FOR YEARS--

Bill Bender, Uses My Chart

:22;04 When we go for our blood test we go to the lab in the morning-

we click on my chart in the afternoon and see the lab results in the

same day!

:08

:27:23 theres alot and reassurance and satisfaction and comfort in

getting that kind of information

:06

NOW THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!

:23:57 i think its the wave of the future. i think its a no brainer.

:03

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE'RE SEEING THE APP.

LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM TEAMED UP WITH EPIC, ITS ELECTRONIC

PROVIDER TO OFFER PATIENTS THE NEW "MY CHART" APP.

BY DOWNLOADING IT- YOU CAN REFILL PRESCRIPTIONS, MAKE OR CANCEL

APPOINTMENTS, VIEW TEST RESULTS, PLUS ACCESS MEDICAL HISTORY-- ALL

FROM YOUR PHONE.

Dr. Gary Goforth

Lee Memorial Hospital

:7:20 its extremely valuable. it could save your life if you were away

from home and needed to have that information

:06

BENDER WHO WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A SERIOUS MEDICAL ILLNESS LAST YEAR--

SAYS AT ONE POINT HE WAS COMMUNICATING WITH 7 DIFFERENT DOCTORS.

HAVING MY CHART AT HIS FINGER TIPS MADE LIFE A LOT EASIER.

Bill Bender, Uses My Chart

:24:10 all doctors can look at them in an emergency situation the

information they need what drugs youre taking are almost available

instanstaneously.

:09

PARENTS CAN EVEN ACCESS KIDS IMMUNIZATION RECORDS.

ITS SO SIMPLE, BILLS SAYS EVEN HIS WIFE CAN USE IT.

Mickey Bender, Uses My Chart

:21:40 go a head and tell them.

Im a novice with computer, Im constantly sayings how do you

do this how do you do that, but i cant get on that system easily.

:11

DOCTORS LIKE IT TOO.

"Oh i i just got one."

BECAUSE PATIENTS CAN MESSAGE THEIR PHYSICIANS INSTANTLY.

DR. GOFORTH

:8:40 i think the more patents are involved in their care, when they

know whats wrong what medicines theyre taking its so much better.

:10

:31:13 i really like the system- i would feel lost without it.

:06

IN LEE COUNTY HH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


LEE MEMORIAL MYCHART APP-ONCAM


"MY CHART" IS USED BY HOSPITALS NATIONWIDE.

YOU JUST NEED TO CHECK WITH YOUR PROVIDER.

RIGHT NOW 40-THOUSAND PATIENTS WITH LEE MEMORIAL HEALTHY SYSTEM PARTICIPATE IN MY CHART. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


NEW AT 5:30 --

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER CANDIDATE TO REPLACE TREY RADEL IN CONGRESS.

NBC 2 SHOWS YOU WHO IT IS.

AND THE PROBLEM EXPERTS SAY COMES WITH A FULL BALLOT.

PLUS --

A DAY CARE THAT SERVES UNDER PRIVELEDGED KIDS HAS BEEN IN FORT MYERS FOR YEARS.

BUT RECENTLY -- A NATIONAL RETAILER GAVE THE CASH-STRAPPED FACILITY A CHOICE --

CHANGE YOUR NAME --

OR FACE A 30-THOUSAND DOLLAR PRICE TAG. Return to index of stories...


A) SPLIT VOTES-VO-WIPE


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B) DAYCARE NAME-VOTOPS


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