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DIRECTORS PAGE FIREFIGHTER ON REALITY SHOW-VO IN PLASMA
HLA special election preview-TRX-SS FIREFIGHTER ON REALITY SHOW-PKG
HLB talking guns at cape council mtg-TRX-VO TEASE ONE-1 SHOT
HLC fdle investigation-TRX-VO TZA A) I75 CLOSURE OVERNIGHT-VO-WIPE
TOSS TO STEVE-SSTOPS 2 SHOT EAniBx TZ1 B) NEW WINTER OLYMPIC EVENTS-VOTOPS
SPECIAL ELECTION PREVIEW-CAM99-RTR1 TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
SPECIAL ELECTION PREVIEW-PKG BREAKING NEWS CLIP-CLIP
SPECIAL ELECTION PREVIEW-CAM99-RTR1 SCHOOL BUS CRASH-SSTOPS
BREAKING CLIP-CLIP ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
FDLE INVESTIGATION-VO WIPE FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
FDLE INVESTIGATION-SOTVO TOSS TO CHRISTINA-trx ONCAM
TOSS TO GEORGE-trx OC EAniBx I75 CLOSURE OVERNIGHT-REM LIVE
TALKING GUNS AT CAPE COUNCIL MEETING-REM1 I75 CLOSURE OVERNIGHT-SS
TALKING GUNS AT CAPE COUNCIL MEETING-PKG I75 CLOSURE OVERNIGHT-REM LIVE
TALKING GUNS AT CAPE COUNCIL MEETING-REM1 EMS MOVING THIS WEEK-VO
2011 WRONG WAY CRASH INFO-VO SS VO STILWELL'S CONTRACT-SS
MOORE HAVEN HOMICIDE-ONCAM BUILDING UP IN LEE COUNTY-3 CG
AMY PATTERSON NEW DETAILS-VO GAS PRICES LOWER-CGTOPS OC BNR
STEVEN TOMPKINS NEW DETAILS-3 SS TEASE TWO-1 SHOT
STOCKS TANK-trxNATSVO CG TZ2 A) NEW WINTER OLYMPIC EVENTS-VO WIPE
LT GOV SWEARING IN-VO REM 66 TZ2 B) fdle tainted evidence-VOTOPS
HIGH RISE FIRE IN NAPLES-OC VO OC SOCHI CLIP-CLIP
MORE CAPE AUTO BURGLARIES-trxONCAM NEW WINTER OLYMPIC EVENTS-SSTOPS BUBBA
COLLIER PHONE SCAM-ONCAM NEW WINTER OLYMPIC EVENTS-PKG
MEDICARE FRAUD-ONCAM NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
FMPD DRUG BUST-2 SS TOPS A) PHONE SCAM-VO-WIPE
CAPE MOLDY FIRE STATION OPEN-VO B) TRASH DUMPING-VOTOPS


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HLA special election preview-TRX-SS


ONE IN, ONE OUT --

TWO HIGH-PROFILE POTENTIAL CANDIDATES FOR THE CONGRESSIONAL SEAT ABANDONED BY TREY RADEL MAKE THEIR INTENTIONS KNOWN. Return to index of stories...


HLB talking guns at cape council mtg-TRX-VO


A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING GUN RIGHTS WAS SHOT DOWN IN CAPE CORAL.

NBC2 IS LIVE AS PROTESTORS MAKE ANOTHER PUSH. Return to index of stories...


HLC fdle investigation-TRX-VO


INVESTIGATORS BEGIN POURING OVER CASES AFTER AN FDLE CHEMIST IS ACCUSED OF SWAPPING PAIN PILLS IN EVIDENCE FOR OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS.

THIS IS A STORY THAT COULD END WITH HUNDREDS OF CRIMINALS WALKING FREE.

YOU'RE WATCHING NBC2 NEWS AT 5. Return to index of stories...


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STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO FINALLY ANNOUNCES SHE IN THE RACE FOR FOR FORMER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL'S JOB.

THE LEE COUNTY REPUBLICAN KICKED OFF HER CAMPAIGN WITH AN E-MAIL TO SUPPORTERS TODAY.

ALREADY, POLITICAL EXPERTS SEE HER AS THE FRONT RUNNER.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION HAS BEEN COVERING THIS RACE FOR WEEKS NOW.

HE'S LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH DETAILS.

STEVE? Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL ELECTION PREVIEW-CAM99-RTR1


CALLED THE "CHOSEN ONE" BY SOME IN HER OWN PARTY,

BENACQUISTO WANTS TO MAKE THE MOVE FROM TALLAHASSEE TO WASHINGTON, D-C TO REPRESENT MOST OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TONIGHT, BENACQUISTO IS UNDER FIRE FROM COMPETITION. SUGGESTING SHE'S BEING BACKED BY SPECIAL INTERESTS. Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL ELECTION PREVIEW-PKG


0455 "It's going to take money to win this race."

SEEN AS A TOP CONTENDER,

LIZBETH BENACQUISTO MAKES A MOVE.

0315 "I don't know who else is going to get in. Right now, it's a three way race where you've got two people with legislative race. One running as an Outsider."

THE STATE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER WANTS FORMER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL'S SEAT.

IN AN E-MAIL TO SUPPORTERS, SHE WRITES "FOR THE SAKE OF MY TWO CHILDREN AND YOURS,

I WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEMS THAT POLITICIANS - DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ALIKE - IGNORE."

0215 "After giving a lot of thought, Steve I decided that's it really not the right time. Timing is everything in life and in politics."

WITH POTENTIAL G-O-P CANDIDATES LIKE CHAUNCEY GOSS AND CONNIE MACK BOWING OUT -

BENACQUISTO STANDS A GOOD CHANCE.

JUST HOURS AFTER BENACQUISTO'S ANNOUNCEMENT, OPPONENT CURT CLAWSON RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING IN PART.

"I AM URGING HER TO JOIN ME IN TAKING A CLEAN CAMPAIGN PLEDGE IN REJECTING ASSISTANCE FROM LOBBYISTS AND SPECIAL INTERESTS."

0337 "It costs a lot of money to conduct an election."

COLLIER COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS JENNIFER EDWARDS ALREADY TOLD COMMISSIONERS -

SHE NEEDS SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSANDS DOLLARS FOR THE SPECIAL ELECTION.

LEE COUNTY PREDICTS A SIMILAR EXPENSE.

0502 "We'll be sending out a notice of election to voters in District 19 to let them know the election days, early voting days, and the times and places where they can vote."

EDWARDS MUST OPEN 35 PRECINCTS, FOUR EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS, AND TRAIN 400 WORKERS.

0329 "So the person who is going to win is the person who gets the most people to the polls." Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL ELECTION PREVIEW-CAM99-RTR1


THIS SPECIAL ELECTION IS JUST FOR THE REMAINDER OR RADEL'S TERM.

THE PRIMARY IS SET FOR TUESDAY APRIL 22ND.

WHOEVER WINS FACES DEMOCRAT APRIL FREEMAN AND LIBERTARIAN RAY NETHERWOOD.

THE GENERAL, SPEICAL ELECTION IS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 24TH.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, STEVE CAMPION, NBC2 Return to index of stories...


BREAKING CLIP-CLIP


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FDLE INVESTIGATION-VO WIPE


BREAKING NEWS AT FIVE -

WE HAVE JUST LEARNED THE IDENTITY OF THE F-D-L-E CHEMIST ACCUSED OF TAMPERING WITH DRUGS IN EVIDENCE -- WHICH COULD LEAD TO THOUSANDS OF CASES BEING THROWN OUT.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT SAYS JOSEPH GRAVES -- A CRIME LAB ANALYST SUPERVISOR -- SWITCHED OUT PRESCRIPTION PAIN PILLS, CONFISCATED AS EVIDENCE IN DRUG CASES, WITH OVER THE COUNTER PILLS.

F-D-L-E IS LOOKING INTO 25 HUNDRED CASES -- THAT COULD BE COMPROMISED.

IT MEANS DRUG CHARGES MAY BE DROPPED AND CONVICTED CRIMINALS RELEASED FROM PRISON IN CASES HE WORKED ON. Return to index of stories...


FDLE INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


43:42 oh there'll be people going free. theres no two ways about it 45

BUTT WITH

43:54 if they're convicted on evidence thats been tampered with, theres no way to test it, no way to correct whatever their issue is. 05 it'll create that kind of problem 07

IT'S NOT CLEAR HOW MANY HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED OR HOW MANY OF THEM ARE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- WE'RE WORKING TO GET THAT INFORMATION.

STATE AGENTS NOW TRY TO FIGURE OUT IF THE CHEMIST WAS FEEDING A DRUG PROBLEM OR SELLING THE PRESCRIPTION PILLS. Return to index of stories...


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GUN ADVOCATES IN CAPE CORAL AREN'T READY TO TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER.

RIGHT NOW, THEY'RE PUSHING CITY LEADERS TO RECONSIDER A RESOLUTION THAT THEY VOTED DOWN LAST WEEK.

NBC-2'S GEORGE SOLIS IS LIVE AT COUNCIL CHAMBERS WHERE the MEETING JUST STARTED.

GEORGE. Return to index of stories...


TALKING GUNS AT CAPE COUNCIL MEETING-REM1


LAST WEEK THE MAJORITY OF COUNCIL FELT THE ISSUE WAS MORE ABOUT BASHING THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION AND LESS ABOUT DEFENDING THE SECOND AMENDMENT.

TONIGHT THOSE THAT WANT TO SEE IT BROUGHT BACK SAY THE ISSUE GOES FAR BEYOND A SIMPLE YES OR NO VOTE. Return to index of stories...


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TRT 114

Cgs Rana Erbrick:04

Richard Leon:33

Rick Williams:43

Matthew Worley:59

"Tonight is the night" Erbrick

ONE THAT CAPE COUNCIL MEMBER RANA ERBRICK COULD TEST HER FELLOW COUNCIL MEMBERS.

"We're going to see if public pressure has forced one of the six members who voted no to bring it forward for consideration." Erbrick

THE ISSUE- A RESOLUTION REAFFIRMING THE CITY'S STANCE ON THE SECOND AMENDMENT: THE RIGHT TO BARE ARMS.

THE CONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION WAS INTRODUCED DURING LAST WEEK'S COUNCIL MEETING BY ITS YOUNGEST MEMBER, RICHARD LEON.

"I''m more concerned about the American people and the American citizens, and Cape Coral citizens" Leon THE MEASURE WAS VOTED DOWN 6 TO 2.

COUNCIL MEMBER RICK WILLIAMS WAS ONE MEMBER WHO VOTED AGAINST IT.

"It's extremely partisan, it's extremely political and its not something we should be tying up this in ordinate amount of time that we're trying up with right now." Rick Williams, Dist 6.

BUT SECOND AMENDMENT SUPPORTERS LIKE MATTHEW WORLEY AIM TO CHANGE COUNCIL'S MIND TONIGHT.

"They seem to think this is reaffirmation of their oath, but its not this is actually how they fulfill their oath." Worley

WORLEY AND OTHERS PLAN TO ARGUE THAT LEE AND COLLIER HAVE ALREADY PASSED SIMILAR RESOLUTIONS AND THAT IS NO DIFFERENT.

"They seem to think it's divisive but I don't see how supporting our constitution the supreme law of the land can be divisive." Worley

BUT AT LEAST ONE COUNCIL MEMBER DISAGREES AND SAYS THAT FOR THE STATE TO DECIDE.

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TALKING GUNS AT CAPE COUNCIL MEETING-REM1


ADLIB

LIVE IN CAPE CORAL, GEORGE SOLIS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


2011 WRONG WAY CRASH INFO-VO SS VO


WE ARE LEARNING TONIGHT THE DRIVER WHO CAUSED A CRASH THAT KILLED A NAPLES COUPLE IN 2011 HAD DEMENTIA.

OUR NEWS PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS TELL US PROSECUTORS SAY SCOTT TOTH WAS DIAGNOSED WITH DEMENTIA BEFORE THE CRASH ON I-75 NEAR MIAMI.

AMAURIS CARRALERO AND NADIA TOMASI DIED.

TOMASI WAS 5 MONTHS PREGNANT.

53 YEAR OLD TOTH SURRENDERED TODAY.

HE WILL UNDERGO A PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION TO SEE IF HE'S COMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL. Return to index of stories...


MOORE HAVEN HOMICIDE-ONCAM


GLADES COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING A HOMICIDE IN MOORE HAVEN.

MARIO HUGHES WAS FOUND DEAD ON PARK STREET FRIDAY NIGHT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY IT'S AN ISOLATED INCIDENT.

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW HE DIED.

CALL DEPUTIES OR CRIME STOPPERS IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


AMY PATTERSON NEW DETAILS-VO


NEW DETAILS EMERGED TODAY ABOUT THE 2011 MURDER OF LOCAL SCHOOL TEACHER AMY PATTERSON.

ACCORDING TO THE ARREST AFFADAVIT, PATTERSON'S EX-HUSBAND, DANIEL PROCTOR, CONFESSED TO MURDERING HER, BUT HE DOESN'T REMEMBER WHY HE DID IT.

PROCTOR TOLD INVESTIGATORS THE TWO HAD SPENT A GREAT DAY ON A BOAT.

HE SAID BECAUSE HE WAS DRUNK, HE DIDN'T REMEMBER WHY HE STRANGLED HER AND DUMPED HER BODY IN THE WOODS.

PROCTOR WAS RECENTLY EXTRADITED FROM ALABAMA WHERE HE WAS IN PRISON ON SEPARATE CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


STEVEN TOMPKINS NEW DETAILS-3 SS


NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE GRUESOME NATURE OF A DOUBLE MURDER INVOLVING A MOM AND HER SON IN LEHIGH ACRES.

STEVEN TOMPKINS IS CHARGED WITH KILLING HIS MOM, SHELLEY, AND HIS BROTHER, DANIEL, IN DECEMBER.

INVESTIGATORS JUST REVEALED THAT SHELLEY WAS STABBED AND BEATEN TO DEATH WITH A HAMMER.

DANIEL HAD BEEN SHOT.

DETECTIVES SAY STEVEN HAD TALKED ABOUT KILLING PEOPLE IN A MALL OR SCHOOL, AND MOST RECENTLY DISCUSSED KILLING HIS FAMILY.

HE WAS ARRESTED IN WYOMING WITH JOYCELIN LUCK.

SHE FACES ACCESSORY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS TANK-trxNATSVO CG


closing bell

A BRUTAL DAY ON WALL STREET.

THE DOW JONES TUMBLED MORE THAN 326 POINTS. THE WORST DAY IN MORE THAN SEVEN MONTHS. THE INDEX HAS SHED SEVEN PERCENT THIS YEAR ALONE.

STOCKS DROPPED AFTER REPORTS U-S MANUFACTURING BARELY EXPANDED LAST MONTH. Return to index of stories...


LT GOV SWEARING IN-VO REM 66


FLORIDA HAS A NEW LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.

CARLOS LOPEZ CANTERA WAS OFFICIALLY SWORN IN THIS AFTERNOON, IN TALLAHASSEE, WITH HIS FAMILY.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WAS THERE.

THE *CEREMONIAL SWEARING-IN STARTED AT FIVE O CLOCK, IN HOUSE CHAMBERS.

LOPEZ CANTERA IS A FORMER STATE LEGISLATOR AND MIAMI-DADE PROPERTY APPRAISER.

SCOTT NAMED LOPEZ-CANTERA TO THE POST IN JANUARY.

THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR SPOT HAS BEEN VACANT SINCE MARCH 2012, AFTER JENNIFER CARROLL RESIGNED. Return to index of stories...


HIGH RISE FIRE IN NAPLES-OC VO OC


A FIRE STARTED AT A NAPLES HIGH RISE THIS MORNING.

ABOUT 70 PEOPLE HAD TO EVACUATE THE "LE PARC" CONDOS ON GULF SHORE BOULEVARD.

FIREFIGHTERS TELL US THE FIRE STARTED ON THE 2ND FLOOR WHERE A CONTRACTOR WAS WORKING ON PIPES.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

THE FIRE CAUSED ABOUT 100 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

IN ABOUT TWO WEEKS, THE NAPLES FIRE DEPARTMENT PLANS TO HEAD TO CITY COUNCIL TO ASK FOR MORE FIREFIGHTERS TO HELP WITH THESE TYPES OF CALLS.

AHEAD AT SIX, WE FOUND OUT WHY THE CITY COUNCIL ISN'T ON BOARD WITH THE IDEA. Return to index of stories...


MORE CAPE AUTO BURGLARIES-trxONCAM


TODAY WE LEARNED ABOUT FIVE MORE CAR BREAKINS IN CAPE CORAL.

WE HAVE ALERADY TOLD YOU ABOUT DOZENS OF OTHER BREAKINS AROUND THE CITY LATELY.

POLICE TOLD US THEY'RE DOING PREVENTATIVE PATROLS IN NEIGHBORHOODS.

AND THEY SAY BURGLARIES ARE HAPPENING EXCLUSIVELY TO UNLOCKED VEHICLES. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER PHONE SCAM-ONCAM


THERE'S A NEW PHONE SCAM IN COLLIER COUNTY.

DEPUTIES TELL US THE SCAMMER CLAIMS TO BE A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER AND DEMANDS MONEY.

THE SCAMMER SAYS IF THE VICTIM DOESN'T PAY, A WARRANT WILL BE ISSUED FOR THEIR ARREST.

DEPUTIES SAY NO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WOULD ASK FOR MONEY TO AVOID BEING ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


MEDICARE FRAUD-ONCAM


A MAN WHO USED TO LIVE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PLEAD GUILTY TO MEDICARE FRAUD TODAY.

53 YEAR OLD LUIS DULUC OWNED AND OPERATED SEVERAL PHYSICAL THERAPY FACILITIES.

HE PLEADED GUILTY FOR HIS ROLE IN ORGANIZING AND LEADING A 28 POINT THREE MILLION DOLLAR MEDICARE FRAUD SCHEME.

HE FACES UP TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


FMPD DRUG BUST-2 SS TOPS


FORT MYERS POLICE MADE ANOTHER BIG DRUG BUST OVER THE WEEKEND.

OFFICERS TOLD US THEY SEIZED CRACK COCAINE, MARIJUANA, A GUN AT AN APARMENT ON GRAND AVENUE.

THEY ARRESTED 30 YEAR OLD SONJA JOYNER ON DRUG CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MOLDY FIRE STATION OPEN-VO


AFTER MONTHS OF DEEP CLEANING-

CAPE CORAL'S OLDEST FIRE STATION HAS REOPENED.

NBC2 LEARNING TODAY FIRE STATION NUMBER TWO LOCATED ON NICHOLAS PARKWAY WAS CLEARED OF AN EXTENSIVE MOLD PROBLEM THAT FORCED IT TO SHUT DOWN.

THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE IN DECEMBER.

THE MOLD WAS DISCOVRED DURING A RENOVATION PROJECT TO HELP IMPROVE AIR QUALITY AT THE STATION.

TWO SEPEARTE MOLD INSPECTIONS PROVIDED THE ALL CLEAR. Return to index of stories...


FIREFIGHTER ON REALITY SHOW-VO IN PLASMA


A NORTH NAPLES FIREFIGHTER WILL APPEAR ON A NEW N-B-C SPORTS REALITY SHOW ON HUNTING.

TODAY, NBC2S BRYAN ANDERSON SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY WITH DUSTIN GOURLEY. Return to index of stories...


FIREFIGHTER ON REALITY SHOW-PKG


FROM THE FRONT LINES OF FIRES TO IN FRONT OF A CAMERA IN THE WILDERNESS, NORTH NAPLES FIREFIGHTER DUSTIN GOURLEY NEVER THOUGHT HE'D BE LIVING OUT HIS DREAM.

21:37:14

Never. Never at all.

DUSTIN IS ONE OF THREE CONTESTANTS SOON TO BE VYING FOR YOUR VOTES ON A NEW NBC SPORTS REALITY HUNTING SHOW.

IT'S CALLED "THE CALLING."

DUSTIN

21:38:19-:24

Being in an airport, cameras on me, all the other people looking around it was crazy.

THEY SPENT LAST WEEK IN TEXAS SHOOTING THE SERIES.

"THE CALLING" WILL CONSIST OF 10 EPISODES SHOT IN JUST 7 DAYS.

THEY'RE COMPETING TO BE THE FAN FAVORITE OUTDOOR TV HOST.

STANDUP

21:51:11-:16

Dustin says the long hours and late nights here helped him on the show but only to an extent.

DUSTIN

21:38:35

We were waking up at 5 am and going to bed at 3 am.

BUTT TO

21:39:19

I was not ready for 7 days.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER KEN COBB SAYS DUSTIN'S DAYTIME JOB IS WHAT MAKES HIM A PERFECT FIT FOR THIS SHOW.

COBB PHONER

02:45--:55

There's nobody more deserving of an opportunity to live their dream. Somebody that's involved in saving lives on a daily basis and helping to make peoples' live better.

DUSTIN TELLS US THE CALLING IS EVERYTHING YOU'D EXPECT FROM A REALITY SHOW.

21:41:29-:33

There's going to be some twists, there's going to be some stuff that nobody's expecting.

BUT WHAT MAKES IT STAND OUT COBB SAYS IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO PULL BACK THE CURTAINS ON THIS POPULAR SPORT.

01:28-:34

It's all about the journey of what it's like, what the behind the scenes is like.

BUTT TO

05:46

I think hunting in general some people look at it in a negative way.

BUTT TO

05:54-:59

Hunters I think hunt not necessarily for the kill but for the interaction and the relationships they build with other hunters.

WITH CASH, PRIZES, AND A SHOT AT MORE TV TIME AT STAKE, DUSTIN HOPES HIS COMMITMENT TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL HELP CARRY HIM TO THE FINISH LINE.

DUSTIN

21:47:37-:46

I want everyone else to experience what I saw and what went through my eyes, and that's what I'm hoping, you guys jump on my board and follow me all the way to the end.

IN COLLIER COUNTY, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-1 SHOT


A STRETCH OF I-75 IN LEE COUNTY IS SHUTTING DOWN TONIGHT.

NEXT, WE GO LIVE TO THE INTERSTATE. WITH DETAILS ON WHERE AND WHEN PLUS WE BREAK DOWN ALTERNATE ROUTES.

PLUS: WE'LL LOOK AT THE NEW EVENTS YOU'LL SEE AT THIS YEAR'S WINTER OLYMPICS.

THE GAMES START IN JUST THREE DAYS. Return to index of stories...


TZA A) I75 CLOSURE OVERNIGHT-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) NEW WINTER OLYMPIC EVENTS-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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BREAKING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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SCHOOL BUS CRASH-SSTOPS


WE JUST GOT PICTURES FROM THE SCHOOL BUS CRASH IN CAPE CORAL.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TELLS US THE LOADED BUS WAS INVOLVED IN A CRASH WITH TWO OTHER VEHICLES.

IT JUST HAPPENED ON NELSON ROAD NEAR NORTHWEST 11TH TERRACE.

THIS IS IN THE NORTH PART OF THE CAPE.

TWO DOZEN STUDENTS FROM CHALLENGER ELEMENTARY WERE ON BOARD.

NO STUDENTS WERE HURT.

WE HAVE A CREW ON THE SCENE.

COUNT ON US FOR NEW DETAILS WHEN WE GET THEM. 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.

NEAR RECORD HEAT TOMORROW

In February, our high temperatures are usually in the pleasant mid-70's each afternoon as our version of "winter" settles in. But this week we have warmer than normal weather to look forward to each day. Wind from a southerly direction will continue to push plenty of humidity over the area tonight and there will likely be a lot of fog to start the day on Tuesday. That south/southwest wind during the day on Tuesday will keep the humidity high and push the temperatures well into the 80's in the afternoon. The record high temperature for tomorrow is 87 and my forecast high is 86. As you can see, we will be 'flirting' with record temperatures on Tuesday. A few showers will fire up along the sea breeze boundary and prevailing winds will push the showers inland.

Looking forward to the rest of the week. it will continue to be warm and rather humid. Another cold front on Wednesday evening could trigger a few showers overnight and into Thursday morning. This front doesn't look set up to bring a cooler weather pattern, but another front this Sunday has a better chance to cool us off next week. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHRISTINA-trx ONCAM


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

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

NBC2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY JOINS US LIVE WITH A LOOK AT WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT. Return to index of stories...


I75 CLOSURE OVERNIGHT-REM LIVE


IF YOU ARE DRIVING BY HERE TONIGHT --

YOU;LL NOTICE A LOT OF CONSTRUCTION.

CREWS ARE AT WORK--

BUILDING THE AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT.

THE MORE THAN 50 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT --IS HELPING GIVE DRIVERS QUICK AND EASY ACCESS TO THE AIRPORT.

BUT STARTING TONIGHT--THIS PROJECT WILL DIRECTLY IMPACT YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES.

FOR THE NEXT 3 NIGHTS --A PORTION OR PORTIONS OF THE ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FORCING YOU ON A DETOUR. Return to index of stories...


I75 CLOSURE OVERNIGHT-SS


THE INTERSTATE WILL BE SHUT DOWN EACH NIGHT FROM 11 UNTIL 5 IN THE MORNING.

TONIGHT --IF YOU ARE HEADING SOUTH --THE LANES WILL BE COMPLETELY CLOSED--

TUESDAY --BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD BETWEEN ALICO AND DANIELS WILL BE CLOSED TO DRIVERS.

ON WEDNESDAY JUST THE NORTHBOUND LANES WILL BE BLOCKED OFF. Return to index of stories...


I75 CLOSURE OVERNIGHT-REM LIVE


THE ALTERNATE ROUTE FOR DRIVERS PASSING THROUGH HERE IS TREELINE AVENUE.

THE ENTIRE DIRECT CONNECT PROJECT SHOULD BE FINISHED BY NEXT SPRING.

LIVE ALONG I-75 CHRISTINA LUSBY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


EMS MOVING THIS WEEK-VO


LEE COUNTY EMS IS MOVING ITS AMBULANCES BACK INTO FIRE STATIONS IN BONITA SPRINGS THIS WEEK.

FOR THE PAST THREE MONTHS, THE AMBULANCES AND PARAMEDICS HAVE BEEN STATIONED AT HOTELS IN THE CITY.

THEY MOVED THERE AFTER THE CITY'S FIRE DEPARTMENT WANTED TO CHARGE THE COUNTY 200 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR FOR RENT.

ITS ALL PART OF AN ONGOING BATTLE BETWEEN THE TWO, AFTER THE CITY'S REQUEST TO RUN ITS OWNE AMBULANCE SERVICE.

THE 95-HUNDRED DOLLARS IN MONTH RENT THEY WERE PAYING TO THE HOTELS WILL NOW GO TO THE FIRE DISTRICT. Return to index of stories...


STILWELL'S CONTRACT-SS


10 THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH.

THAT'S HOW MUCH DON STILWELL WILL MAKE AS INTERIM FORT MYERS BEACH TOWN MANAGER.

THE TOWN COUNCIL JUST APPROVED THE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT.

HIS FIRST DAY WAS LAST MONDAY.

HE'S REPLACING TERRY STEWART, WHO RESIGNED LAST MONTH.

STILWELL SAYS HE WOULD LIKE THE JOB ON A PERMANENT BASIS. Return to index of stories...


BUILDING UP IN LEE COUNTY-3 CG


NEW NUMBERS FROM JANUARY SHOW AN INCREASE IN CONSTRUCTION IN LEE COUNTY.

CONTRACTORS PULLED 77 PERMITS FOR SINGLE FAMILY HOMES.

THAT'S 13 MORE THAN DECEMBER.

AND 20 MULTI-FAMILY UNITS

GENERAL COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY NEARLY TRIPLED IN JANUARY. Return to index of stories...


GAS PRICES LOWER-CGTOPS OC BNR


GAS PRICES ARE A PENNY CHEAPER THAN THEY WERE LAST MONDAY.

WE'RE PAYING AN AVERAGE OF 3-36 IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO TRIPLE-A.

WE WERE PAYING 3-37 A WEEK AGO AND 3-45 A MONTH AGO.

YOU CAN FIND THE BEST DEALS ON OUR WEB SITE.

NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE PUMP PATROL PAGE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1 SHOT


THE WINTER OLYMPICS WILL HAVE MORE OF AN "X GAMES" FEEL.

ORGANIZERS ADDED 12 NEW EVENTS TO DRAW IN A YOUNGER CROWD.

WE'RE TALKING MORE HIGH SPEED, HIGH FLYING AEROBATIC SPORTS.

WE'LL SHOW YOU A PREVIEW NEXT.

AND ALL NEW AT SIX -

A FORMER EMPLOYEE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IS ACCUSED OF TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE.

NBC-2 DIGS INTO WHAT THIS MEANS FOR DOZENS OF CRIMINAL CASES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) NEW WINTER OLYMPIC EVENTS-VO WIPE


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TZ2 B) fdle tainted evidence-VOTOPS


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SOCHI CLIP-CLIP


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NEW WINTER OLYMPIC EVENTS-SSTOPS BUBBA


WE'RE THREE DAYS AWAY FROM THE WINTER OLYMPICS.

EVENTS START THURSDAY NIGHT IN SOCHI, RUSSIA.

WE ALL KNOW ABOUT ICE HOCKEY, BOBSLED, AND CURLING.

NBC'S JAY GRAY SHOWS US SOME *NEW EVENTS YOU'LL SEE IN THE 2014 GAMES. Return to index of stories...


NEW WINTER OLYMPIC EVENTS-PKG


AS THE WORLD GATHERS IN SOCHI.

CELEBRATING THE RICH HISTORY. AND SPIRIT OF THE OLYMPICS.

THERE IS ALSO NOW, AN EYE TOWARD A YOUNGER AUDIENCE. WITH TWELVE NEW EVENTS THAT COULD TURN THE TRADITION OF THE GAMES -LITERALLY- UPSIDE DOWN.

"We have to make sure that the games remain relevant, and cater for all tastes, all audiences, all age groups."

TO DO THAT. THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE IS COUNTING ON THE HIGH SPEED. AND HIGH FLYING AEROBATICS. OF SPORTS LIKE: SKI HALFPIPE. WITH SKIERS SPINNING AND FLIPPING OFF THE PIPE.

AND SKI AND SNOWBOARD SLOPESTYLE. FOR SKIERS IT'S A DOWNHILL COURSE WITH THREE JIB AREAS, A RAIL AND THREE JUMPS.

WHILE SNOWBOARDERS PERFORM ON THE RAIL AND JUMPS.

"I think it's going to be huge for the whole world to see what's it's all about and how fun and free and creative it is."

MEN AND WOMEN WILL BE COMPETING TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN A FIGURE SKATING TEAM EVENT. AND LUGE AND BIATHLON TEAM RELAYS. IN THE LUGE RELAY, EACH COUNTRY RACES A MAN, WOMAN AND TEAM ONE AFTER ANOTHER, AND SLIDERS MUST HIT A TOUCHPAD AS THEY

CROSS THE FINISH LINE.

THERE'LL ALSO BE SNOWBOARD PARALLEL SLALOM IN SOCHI.WHERE BOARDERS RACE SIDE BY SIDE.

AND AFTER GOING TO COURT TO TRY AND GET THE SPORT INTO THE VANCOUVER GAMES. WOMEN SKI JUMPERS WILL GET THEIR CHANCE TO COMPETE IN SOCHI. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


NEXT TIME SOMEONE CALLS YOU AND YOU DON'T RECOGNIZE THE NUMBER --

BEWARE. WHAT YOU DO NEXT. COULD COST YOU BIG MONEY.

DEPUTIES ARE WARNING ABOUT TWO NEW PHONE SCAMS -- THAT CAN COST YOU.

NBC 2 UNCOVERS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

PLUS --

OLD TIRES!

OLD FURNITURE!

BOTTLES OF URINE!

CHARLOTTE COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY TRUCK DRIVERS ARE TURNING ONE INTERSECTION INTO A DUMP.

AND NBC 2 HAS LEARNED -- THE COUNTY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DO MUCH TO STOP IT. Return to index of stories...


A) PHONE SCAM-VO-WIPE


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B) TRASH DUMPING-VOTOPS


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