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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ1 A) curt clawson ad-2 sht, sotvo
NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
TOSS TO MATT-OC, SS, EANIBX STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
SPARKS AND JOHNSON STATE CHARGES-REM-1 ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
SPARKS AND JOHNSON STATE CHARGES-BNR-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
SPARKS AND JOHNSON STATE CHARGES-REM-1 TOSS TO STEVE-2 SH-SOTVO
SPARKS AND JOHNSON STATE CHARGES-OC CLAWSON AD TO PRESIDENT OBAMA-TC MON
LEE COUNTY ANIMAL ORDINANCE-VIDBOX CLAWSON AD TO PRESIDENT OBAMA-BNR-PKG
LEE COUNTY ANIMAL ORDINANCE-SOTVO CLAWSON AD TO PRESIDENT OBAMA-TC MON
TOSS TO RICK-trxVOTOPS, DISS VO IN PLASMA TIMELINE OF ELECTION-OC, CG
BEAR CUB IN LANAI-REM-7 COLLIER BULLYING-VOWIPE
BEAR CUB IN LANAI-BNR-PKG COLLIER BULLYING-SOTVO
BEAR CUB IN LANAI-REM-7 SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
BEAR BREAKOUT-VOTOPS JOHN FEE-VO OFF TOP
EMS MOVING IN BONITA-VO JOHN FEE-ON CAM
EMS MOVING IN BONITA-SOTVO JOHN FEE ON LUGERS-SOTTOPS
LEHIGH BABY DEATH INVESTIGATION-trxOC, SS, VO USA LUGE PRESSER-VOTOPS
LEHIGH BABY DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO USA LUGE PRESSER-SOT
I75 SHUTDOWN TONIGHT-trxOC, SS NBC2 OLYMPICS-ON CAM-BNR
SULLIVAN COUNTING BALLOTS-trx, OC, SS, VO BISHOP VEROT SOCCER-VOTOPS
SULLIVAN COUNTING BALLOTS-SOTVO BISHOP VEROT SOCCER-SOT
FDLE CHARGES THIS WEEK-OC BISHOP VEROT SOCCER-CG-VOBOX
SPRING HILL SUITES ROBBERY-TRXVOTOPS BOYS SOCCER-ON CAM
PELICAN RESCUED RELEASED-VO SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
DRAGON RACES NOT HAPPENING-OC, VO 11PM TEASE-CLIP
DRAGON RACES NOT HAPPENING-SOTVO 11PM TEASE-CAM99-RTR1 VO
FARM BILL UPDATE-OC BEAUTY SHOT SOCHI-IRD10-RTR2
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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


DISTURBING DETAILS OF CHILD RAPE CASE COMIGN OUT IN A LEE COUNTY COURTROOM.

THE DISPICABLE ACTS CAPTURED ON A CELL PHONE.

TONIGHT, FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE HEAR FROM THE WALMART EMPLOYEE WHO DISCOVERED THEM.

PLUS - HEAR FROM THE 12 YEAR OLD BOY WHO COMES FACE TO FACE WITH A BEAR FAMILY IN HIS BACKYARD.

Tyler Smith/12-years-old "you're sort of like oh my gosh - what were they going to do - sit there and look at me or attack me."

NBC 2 UNCOVERS THE BEAR ENCOUNTERS ARE SKYROCKETING.

"I want to take on Obama in Congress. So why not start on the court?"

AND - A CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE MAKES NATIONAL NEWS WITH THIS POLITICAL AD CHALLENGING THE PRESIDENT. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO MATT-OC, SS, EANIBX


A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER AND HIS GIRLFRIEND WHO ALREADY ADMITTED TO PRODUCING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.ARE NOW TRYING TO GET EVIDENCE TOSSED SO THEY DON'T SPEND SO MUCH TIME IN PRISON.

ALAN JOHNSON AND JENNIFER SPARKS PLEADED GUILTY LAST WEEK IN FEDERAL COURT.

NOW THEY FACE CHARGES IN STATE COURT.

NBC-2'S MATT WRIGHT IS LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

MATT - YOU HEARD HORRIFIC TESTIMONY FROM THE PERSON WHO FOUND THE IMAGES ON THE COUPLE'S CELL PHONE. Return to index of stories...


SPARKS AND JOHNSON STATE CHARGES-REM-1


THE COUPLE UNSUCCESSFULLY TRIED TO GET THIS EVIDENCE THROWN OUT IN FEDERAL COURT -- WHERE THEY PLEADED GUILTY JUST LAST WEEK.

NOW -- THEY'RE TRYING TO GET KEY CELL PHONE EVIDENCE THROWN OUT AS THEY FACE SERIOUS CHARGES HERE IN STATE COURT. Return to index of stories...


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LINDA VO/DISCOVERED CELL PHONE

2:00:24 I pulled the cart out because i was going to put my tv in it so i could go return it and 28 when i pulled it out the phone fell out 30

LINDA VO OPENED UP ABOUT FINDING A LOST CELL PHONE IN A SHOPPING CART. AT THE WALMART WHERE SHE WORKED.

SHE THEN MADE A DISGUSTING DISCOVERY WHEN SHE TRIED TO FIND OUT WHO THE PHONE BELONGED TO.

TAKE SOT

LINDA VO

2:02:50 i flipped through the pictures and then i started to see something disturbing 54 what do you mean by disturbing? there were pictures of little girls, some of them naked 2:03:01

SHE AND HER FIANCE TOOK THE CELL PHONE TO AUTHORITIES.

INVESTIGATORS SAID THE PHONE CONTAINED SEXUALLY EXPLICIT PICTURES OF A 4 YEAR-OLD GIRL. AND OTHER YOUNG CHILDREN.

patricia enterline

Cape Coral pd

2:41:05 the images would start off harmless if you would say then they would go into a series 10

POLICE TRACED THE PHONE TO ALAN JOHNSON AND HIS GIRLFRIEND JENNIFER SPARKS.

THEY WENT TO THIS NORTH FORT MYERS HOME THE COUPLE SHARED -- AND SAY JOHNSON CONFESSED.

SOT FROM DEFENSE

james ermacora

johnson's defense attorney

****3:13:58 its clear they looked at hundreds and hundreds of images and there was no reason for them not to get a warrant 14:06

BUT THE DEFENSE WANTS MUCH OF THAT EVIDENCE THROWN OUT.

THEY ARGUE PHOTO EVIDENCE AND STATEMENTS SHOULD BE EXCLUDED FROM TRIAL BECAUSE LAW ENFORCEMENT ILLEGALLY SEARCHED THE CELL PHONE.

james ermacora

johnson's defense attorney

3:41:38 they're entitled to their constitutional rights and 3:41:42 there is merit in holding police to using proper procedures and tactics 49

THE STATE SAYS POLICE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO REVIEW THOSE INCRIMINATING PHOTOS.

THE PAIR FACES STATE CHARGES OF SEXUAL ASSAULT. AND MOLESTATION. PUNISHABLE BY UP TO LIFE IN PRISON.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE VICTIM IS THE DAUGHTER OF ONE OF THE COUPLE'S FRIENDS.

THEY WERE WATCHING HER WHEN THE VIDEO WAS MADE. Return to index of stories...


SPARKS AND JOHNSON STATE CHARGES-REM-1


SIMILAR MOTION DENIED IN FEDERAL COURT. WHERE THEY NOW FACE SENTENCE OF YADA YADA.

MEANWHILE THE JUDGE WILL REVIEW SOME LENGTHY TRANSCRIPTS BEFORE MAKING A DECISION ON WHETHER THE EVIDENCE WILL BE ALLOWED.

LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SPARKS AND JOHNSON STATE CHARGES-OC


LAWYERS FOR JOHNSON AND SPARKS TELL US STATEMENTS MADE IN FEDERAL COURT WOULD NOT BE USED IN A STATE TRIAL.

SPARKS FACES AT LEAST 15 YEARS AND JOHNSON FACES AT LEAST 25 YEARS FOR THE FEDERAL CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY ANIMAL ORDINANCE-VIDBOX


MOST PET OWNERS IN LEE COUNTY WILL NOW BE FORCED TO SPAY AND NEUTER THEIR PETS.

LEE COUNTY LEADERS APPROVED THE CONTROVERSIAL CHANGES TODAY.

THERE WILL BE HELP FOR PET OWNERS WHO CAN'T AFFORD THE SERVICE.

LICENSED BREEDERS AND HUNTERS ARE EXCLUDED.

OTHER CHANGES.PET OWNERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TIE UP THEIR ANIMALS OUTSIDE.

ANIMAL SERVICES BELIEVE THE RULES WILL CUT DOWN ON STRAYS AND SAVE TAXPAYERS MONEY.

BUT PET OWNERS ARE NOT HAPPY. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY ANIMAL ORDINANCE-SOTVO


12:28:40-12:28:48 Bree Carlia/ volunteer "it's crazy the amount of

dogs that are out there, that need homes already. The population

problem is a problem."

11:54:27-11:54:37 "it's an intrusion in my private life" Ann Meyier/

Cape Coral resident

ANIMAL SERVICES WILL REVIEW THE NEW RULES FOR POSSIBLE TWEAKING BEFORE

MAY FIRST.

COMMISSIONERS WILL REVISIT THE NEW LAWS A YEAR LATER. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO RICK-trxVOTOPS, DISS VO IN PLASMA


THIS IS VIDEO OF A BLACK BEAR CUB BREAKING INTO A FAMILIES LANAI IN NORTH NAPLES.

THEY SAY ITS NOT THE FIRST TIME, THE CUB IS USUALLY JOINED BY A SIBLING AND HIS PARENTS.

LAST YEAR,WILDLIFE OFFICIALS RECEIVED 7-THOUSAND CALLS OF BEAR ENCOUNTERS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

NBC-2'S RICK RITTER IS LIVE AT THE HOME.WHERE THE BEARS MAY BE GETTING A LITTLE TOO CLOSE.RICK? Return to index of stories...


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FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BACKDOOR OF THEIR LANAI - THE SMITH FAMILY CAPTURED THIS AMAZING VIDEO OF A BLACK CUB.

Brent Smith/22:07:15 "we're happy to have them but not in our lanai."

NOT ONE, TWO OR EVEN THREE.BUT FOUR BEARS.THAT'S HOW MANY SMITH SAYS ARE ROAMING AROUND HIS NORTH NAPLES HOME.

Brent Smith/22:09:11 "when they start approaching into my personal property - it's a little alarming."

NOTHING MORE ALARMING THAN WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS 12-YEAR-OLD SON - WHO WAS CHECKING ON HIS TOMATO PLANT WHEN HE CAME FACE TO FACE WITH THE ENTIRE FAMILY.

Tyler Smith/22:13:06 "you're sort of like oh my gosh - what were they going to do - sit there and look at me or attack me."

THE 12-YEAR-OLD MADE IT INSIDE JUST FINE.

BUT IT'S THOSE TYPES OF INCIDENTS THAT HAVE HIS FATHER CALLING FOR HELP.

Tyler Smith/22:11:51 "he could've been attacked by the bear."

F-W-C SAYS THEY GOT CLOSE TO 7,000 BEAR CALLS ALONE LAST YEAR.

THEY'RE AWARE OF SMITH'S DAILY SIGHTINGS.

BUT THEY SAY THERE'S NOTHING UNUSUAL ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC ONE.

EVEN IF THE BEARS AREN'T GETTING FOOD FROM SMITH'S HOUSE - THEY MAY BE FROM ANOTHER NEIGHBOR ON THE STREET - AND THERE'S NOT MUCH THEY CAN DO SINCE RELOCATING RARELY WORKS.

David Telesco/2:22 "A bear traveling in a neighborhood getting food from people whether it's purpose or not -that's ordinary bear behavior."

INSTEAD THEY'RE PUSHING FOR OTHER SOLUTIONS.SUCH AS AN ELECTRONIC FENCE.

BUT FOR SMITH. THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

Brent Smith/22:08:56 "I would just like to have piece of mind that my family will be safe." Return to index of stories...


BEAR CUB IN LANAI-REM-7


-NOT LIKE THERE'S TRASH OUT HERE -USUALLY SEE THAT IN MOST CASES

-F-W-C SUGGESTING MOTION SPRINKLERS

-MOTION LIGHTS

-BEAR BIOLOGIST SET TO COME OUT

-MAYBE THEY'LL RECONSIDER RELOCATION THEN

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


BEAR BREAKOUT-VOTOPS


LAST WEEK, OUR CAMERAS CAPTURED A MAMA BEAR NEAR AN EAST NAPLES APARTMENT COMPLEX.

PEOPLE AT SOUTH BAY PLANTATION SAY THE BEAR RAIDS THE GARBAGE BIN FOR FOOD. THE APARTMENT COMPLEX IS INVESTING IN LOCKS FOR THE DUMPSTER. Return to index of stories...


EMS MOVING IN BONITA-VO


LEE COUNTY AMBULANCES ARE BACK WHERE THEY BELONG AFTER SPENDING MONTHS STATIONED AT BONITA SPRINGS HOTELS.

CREWS COMPLETED THE MOVE TODAY.

BONITA SPRINGS FIRE USED TO HOUSE LEE COUNTY AMBULANCE AND STAFF FOR FREE.

AFTER FIRE OFFICIALS ASKED FOR UPWARD OF A 200-THOUSAND DOLLAR A YEAR

RENT, THE COUNTY SAID NO AND MOVED INTO HOTELS.

THE DISAGREEMENT CAME NOT LONG AFTER LEE COUNTY TOLD BONITA SPRINGS IT

WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO BRANCH OFF AND START ITS OWN AMBULANCE

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EMS MOVING IN BONITA-SOTVO


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Deputy Chief Greg Dewitt

Bonita fire and rescue

8 seconds

Over 25 years they haven't paid and we decides not enough is enough

but. Everyone says it was the lawsuit, but that had nothing to do

with it.

LEE COUNTY WILL NOW PAY THE SAME RATE AT THE FIRE STATIONS THAT IT PAID IN THE HOTELS.

MEANWHILE LEE COUNTY AND BONITA CONTINUE TO BATTLE OVER WHETHER FIRE

CREWS CAN START THEIR OWN AMBULANCE SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BABY DEATH INVESTIGATION-trxOC, SS, VO


INVESTIGATORS DO NOT SUSPECT FOUL PLAY IN THE DEATH OF 3 MONTH OLD BABY. WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THIS LITTLE GIRL YESTERDAY.

THE BABY WAS FOUND UNRESPONSIVE ON THE FLOOR OF UNIT AT THE VISTA PALM APARTMENTS IN LEHIGH ACRES.

SOMEONE INSIDE THE APARTMENT CALLED 9-1-1.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES SAYS IT WILL LOOK OVER THE DEATH INVESTIGATION.

NEIGHBORS SAY THE COUPLE ARE GOOD PARENTS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BABY DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


Vernon Watkins

3:46 i wouldn't expect nothing they didn't bother no body 3:51 3:14 i was sorry to hear that about the little girl 3:17

AN AUTOPSY IS PENDING TO FIND OUT HOW THE BABY DIED. Return to index of stories...


I75 SHUTDOWN TONIGHT-trxOC, SS


A HEAD'S UP FOR DRIVERS ON INTERSTATE 75 TONIGHT.

A SECTION IN LEE COUNTY WILL SHUT DOWN AGAIN OVERNIGHT.

THE PROJECT WILL DIRECTLY CONNECT THE AIRPORT TO THE INTERSTATE.

TONIGHT BOTH NORTH AND SOUTHBOUND LANES WILL CLOSE.FROM DANIELS PARKWAY TO ALICO ROAD.

DRIVERS SHOULD TAKE TREELINE AVENUE OR U-S 41 AS A DETOUR.

LANES ARE EXPECTED TO OPEN AT 5 IN THE MORNING. Return to index of stories...


SULLIVAN COUNTING BALLOTS-trx, OC, SS, VO


THE FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR IS GATHERING EVIDENCE FOR HIS UPCOMING TRIAL.

JOHN SULLIVAN NARROWLY LOST THE ELECTION TO MARNI SAWICKI BY 121 VOTES.

BUT IT WASN'T CLOSE ENOUGH TO TRIGGER AN AUTOMATIC RECALL.

TODAY, HE LOOKED OVER NEARLY 15-HUNDRED EARLY VOTING BALLOTS.

IT'S THE ONLY ASPECT OF THE ELECTION HE LOST.

SULLIVAN'S GOAL IS TO FIND ANY SHRED OF EVIDENCE THAT SAYS SOMETHING WAS NOT RIGHT DURING THE NOVEMBER ELECTION THAT COST HIM HIS SEAT. Return to index of stories...


SULLIVAN COUNTING BALLOTS-SOTVO


"We just have to make sure the right person is sitting in that seat. Sullivan

"I am Mayor and I will continue doing that business until told not to" Sawicki

THE TRIAL IS SCHEDULED TO START ON FEBRUARY TWELFTH. Return to index of stories...


FDLE CHARGES THIS WEEK-OC


STATE INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE CHARGES WILL LIKELY BE FILED THIS WEEK AGAINST A FORMER CRIME LAB CHEMIST.

THE MAN IS ACCUSED OF SWAPPING OUT PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FROM CRIMINAL CASES AND REPLACING THEM WITH OVER THE COUNTER MEDICINES.

26-HUNDRED CASES COULD BE COMPROMISED ACROSS THE STATE.

MORE THAN A HUNDRED HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


SPRING HILL SUITES ROBBERY-TRXVOTOPS


BRAND NEW ROBBERY VIDEO SHOWS A GUNMAN RUSHING INTO A MOTEL NEAR THE INTERSTATE IN LEE COUNTY.

THIS IS AT THE SPRING HILL SUITES, NEAR DANIELS PARKWAY AND 75 ON FRIDAY NIGHT.

THE ROBBER COVERED HIS FACE AND WORE A HOODIE.

HE GOT AWAY WITH SOME CASH

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


PELICAN RESCUED RELEASED-VO


A BROWN PELICAN THAT TANGLED FOR HOURS IN A NAPLES TREE IS BACK IN THE WILD TONIGHT.

THIS CELL PHONE VIDEO IS BLURRY. BUT IF YOU LOOK IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER YOU CAN SEE THE BIRD FLAPPING IT'S WINGS.

PROFESSIONAL TREE CLIMBERS WERE ABLE TO REACH THE PELICAN.

IT WAS STUCK 80 FEET IN THE AIR.

THIS WAS IN THE LAST WEEK OF DECEMBER.

AFTER A MONTH OF REHAB AT THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, THE PELICAN IS READY TO GO HOME.

IT WAS RELEASED IN GOODLAND TODAY. Return to index of stories...


DRAGON RACES NOT HAPPENING-OC, VO


A BIG TOURIST EVENT IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY WILL NOT HAPPEN THIS YEAR.

THE CHARLOTTE HARBOR DRAGONBOAT RACE IS CANCELLED.

THIS IS FOOTAGE FROM 2012.

PUNTA GORDA'S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SAYS THERE ISN'T ENOUGH INTEREST. OR MONEY TO SUPPORT THE RACE. Return to index of stories...


DRAGON RACES NOT HAPPENING-SOTVO


:09 John Wright, Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce President "When we started this there were only 10 dragonboat festivals around Florida, now there are well over 30… so the crew teams, the ones who do this as an active hobby, they pick and choose."

THERE'S HOPE THE RACE COULD RETURN NEXT YEAR.

PUNTA GORDA PLANS ON REACHING OUT SOONER TO MORE TEAMS TO GATHER SUPPORT. Return to index of stories...


FARM BILL UPDATE-OC


THE U-S SENATE PASSED THE FINAL VERSION OF THE FARM BILL THIS AFTERNOON.

THE ONE TRILLION DOLLAR LAW HOLDS CRITICAL FUNDING FOR CITRUS GROWERS IN FLORIDA.

125 DOLLARS WOULD BE INCLUDED FOR REASEARCH.

THE MONEY WILL HELP FIGHT THE DISEASE THAT HAS PUT A DENT IN OUR STATE'S CITRUS CROP IN RECENT YEARS.

THE BILL HEAD'S TO THE PRESIDENT'S DESK FOR HIS SIGNATURE.

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TEASE ONE-CLIP


A AD CAMPAIGN FOR TREY RADEL'S EMPTY SEAT MAKES NATIONAL NEWS

"Curt Clawson, a former college basketball standout introduced himself to voters in Fort Myers, Florida last night. With a local ad in the Super Bowl."

TONIGHT AT SIX - WE GO TO POLITICAL EXPERTS TO FIND OUT IF THE NATIONAL EXPOSURE WILL HELP GAIN VOTES.

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TZ1 A) curt clawson ad-2 sht, sotvo


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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


WARM WEATHER CONTINUES

The forecast continues to call for warm weather; however, a few changes are coming across the computer models today and it looks like we will also be dealing with increasing clouds through the end of the week. Tonight will be partly cloudy, mild and humid once again. Fog will likely develop overnight and possibly reduce visibility in the morning. Our low temperatures will drop to the mid and upper 60's this evening.

We will be tracking a cold front moving toward Florida tomorrow. Skies will become mostly cloudy during the day and high temperatures will hit the lower 80's. This cold front is now forecast to move into the area and stall out across Central/South Florida through Friday. This updated forecast would mean that variable clouds and a few showers are in the picture for Wednesday and Thursday. The front will likely not be pushing cooler weather into our area and high temperatures will continue to top 80 through the weekend.

The long-range forecast still calls for another cold front to move through the area on Sunday. This would likely bring cooler weather and plenty of sunshine back to southwest Florida by Monday next week.

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...


TOSS TO STEVE-2 SH-SOTVO


A LOCAL CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE IS MAKING A NATIONAL SPLASH TONIGHT.

IT STARTED WHEN CURT CLAWSON CHALLENGED PRESIDENT OBAMA TO A BASKETBALL GAME.

YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THE SUPER BOWL TELEVISION AD ON THE AIR.

"I want to take on Obama in Congress. So why not start on the court?"

NOW -- THE AD HAS MADE NATIONAL NEWS.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION IS HERE WITH A LOOK AT THE BUZZ AROUND his STRATEGY

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CLAWSON AD TO PRESIDENT OBAMA-TC MON


CLAWSON WANTS FORMER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL'S SEAT.

HIS CAMPAIGN SPENT 120-THOUSAND DOLLARS INTRODUCING THE FORMER COLLEGE BASKETBALL STAR TO VOTERS.

TONIGHT, HIS PRESIDENTIAL CHALLENGE TO PLAY BALL AWAITS AN ANSWER. Return to index of stories...


CLAWSON AD TO PRESIDENT OBAMA-BNR-PKG


008 "Taking on President Obama on and off the court."

A CHALLENGE TO THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD -

00009 "Curt Clawson former college basketball stand out introduced himself

to voters in Fort Myers FL"

MAKES NATIONAL NEWS.

DISTRICT 19 CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE CURT CLAWSON WANTS A CHANCE

- ON THE COURT WITH PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.

5320 "Basketball is never personal. Basketball never lies so if the president will have me up we can shoot a few and see who's got what. We're the old man ballers."

CLAWSON'S SUPER BOWL AD -

SEEN ON YOUTUBE ALMOST 74-THOUSAND TIMES AND COUNTING.

5210 "I think the opposition to the president is important down here in Southwest Florida. It was an interesting way to get started."

HE'S MOUNTING A CAMPAIGN AS THE "OUTSIDER"

- GOING UP AGAINST CONTENDERS -

LIKE LIZBETH BENACQUISTO AND PAIGE KREEGEL.

3942 "He says he wants to go up against Obama. Is he running for president? No. I didn't know what district he was from. I didn't know what he was running for."

MARKETING EXPERT JERRY GREENFIELD ISN'T IMPRESSED WITH THE TV A-D

4140 "I think you need to have gravitas. I think you need to be serious."

GREENFIELD SAYS EVEN WITH CLAWSON'S NAME OUT THERE -

VOTERS KNOW LITTLE ABOUT HIM FROM THE SPOT.

4333 "People always say any publicity is good publicity. I think there is something to that. I don't think Trey Radel would agree with that."

. CLAWSON SAYS HE'S HAPPY TO START THE INTRODUCTION.

5445 "We like our chances. We like our position." Return to index of stories...


CLAWSON AD TO PRESIDENT OBAMA-TC MON


THE SPECIAL ELECTION'S PRIMARY SET FOR APRIL 22ND GIVES CANDIDATES LITTLE TIME TO GAIN TRACTION.

CLAWSON'S CAMP PLANS TO AIR TELEVISION ADS DURING THE OLYMPICS HERE ON NBC2.

WE REACHED OUT TO THE WHITE HOUSE ABOUT THE BASKETBALL CHALLENGE.

OUR REQUEST FOR COMMENT HASN'T BEEN RETURNED

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


TIMELINE OF ELECTION-OC, CG


8 CANDIDATES HAVE FILED TO RUN FOR THE DISTRICT 19 SEAT.

PEOPLE INTERESTED IN RUNNING HAVE UNTIL NOON ON FEBRUARY 26TH TO SUBMIT THEIR NAME

THE SPECIAL PRIMARY IS APRIL 22.

FOLLOWED BY THE SPECIAL ELECTION ON JUNE 24. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BULLYING-VOWIPE


THE COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS CONSIDERING CONTROVERSIAL ANTI-BULLYING POLICY CHANGES TONIGHT.

THE CHANGES WOULD ALLOW THEM TO PUNISH STUDENTS AND STAFF FOR PHYSICAL OR CYBER BULLYING OFF SCHOOL GROUNDS.

RIGHT NOW SCHOOL OFFICIALS ONLY HANDLE CASES ON CAMPUS.

PEOPLE WE SPOKE TO WERE TORN. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BULLYING-SOTVO


Jean Mohr, Retired Teacher

:38:45-:47

I think it would be wonderful if it worked.

BUTT TO

:38:55-:39:01

I just feel like parents are not standing up and taking the role that they need to take.

BUTT TO

Kelly Lichter, Parent & School Board candidate

:25:56-:03

I find it a bit ironic because they've really shoved down this bring your own device program. I feel it's an overreach of the district.

THE SCHOOL BOARD SAYS THE POLICY CHANGES ARE BECAUSE OF LEGISLATION THE STATE PASSED LAST YEAR.

TONIGHT IS THE FIRST READING OF THE CHANGE.

A SECOND READING AND VOTE WILL HAPPEN IN MARCH. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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JOHN FEE-VO OFF TOP


A FEW WEEKS AGO.

WE HAD A CHANCE TO SIT-DOWN WITH NAPLES RESIDENT JOHN FEE.

HE WAS A MEMBER OF BOTH THE 1976 AND 1980 U-S OLYMPIC TEAMS.ON THE MENS LUGE TEAM.

FINISHED 14TH AT THE GAME IN LAKE PLACID. Return to index of stories...


JOHN FEE-ON CAM


THE NAPLES-BASED REAL ESTATE AGENT IS ALSO THE OUT-GOING PRESIDENT OF THE U-S LUGE ASSOCIATION.

SO WE ASKED HIM ABOUT THE CHANCE FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN TO MEDAL AND SOME OF THE NAMES WE SHOULD LOOK FOR IN SOCHI. Return to index of stories...


JOHN FEE ON LUGERS-SOTTOPS


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USA LUGE PRESSER-VOTOPS


LUGE IS ONE OF THOSE SPORTS WE ONLY SEE EVERY FOUR YEARS.BUT IT'S ALSO ONE OF THE MORE EXCITING ONES.

THE U-S TEAM GOT A PRACTICE IN EARLIER TODAY AT THE SANKI SLIDING CENTER.UP IN THE MOUNTAINS IN SOCHI.

AND ONE OF THE NAMES JOHN FEE MENTIONED TO US.18 year old TUCKER WEST. Return to index of stories...


USA LUGE PRESSER-SOT


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NBC2 OLYMPICS-ON CAM-BNR


THE START OF THE GAMES IS JUST TWO DAYS AWAY. THE OPENING CEREMONY IS FRIDAY.

AND FOR ALL THE LATEST NEWS.

LOG ON TO OUR WEBSITE.NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

CLICK ON THE OLYMPICS PAGE IN THE SPORTS SECTION, Return to index of stories...


BISHOP VEROT SOCCER-VOTOPS


THE BISHOP VEROT HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER TEAM WILL BE IN MELBOURNE TOMORROW.

THE VIKINGS PLAY OCALA'S TRINITY CATHOLIC IN THE CLASS 2-A STATE SEMIFINALS.

THIS VEROT TEAM HAS GOTTEN FURTHER THAN ANY OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS.NOW JUST TWO WINS FOR A STATE TITLE. Return to index of stories...


BISHOP VEROT SOCCER-SOT


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BISHOP VEROT SOCCER-CG-VOBOX


THE VIKINGS MAKE THE STATE TOURNAMENT EVERY YEAR.

TO SHOW HOW SPECIAL A RUN THIS IS.

THE TEAM GOT BOUNCED IN THE FIRST ROUND THE LAST TWO YEARS.AND IN 2011 AND 2010 MADE IT TO THE 3RD ROUND.

SO THIS HAS BEEN A SPECIAL RUN.TO TOMORROW'S SEMIFINAL. Return to index of stories...


BOYS SOCCER-ON CAM


THE BOYS SOCCER STATE TOURNAMENT CONTINUES WITH THE SECOND ROUND.THE REGIONAL SEMIFINALS. 6 S-W FLORIDA SCHOOLS PLAYING IN 4 GAMES TONIGHT. LET YOU KNOW HOW THEY DO.AT 11. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


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11PM TEASE-CLIP


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11PM TEASE-CAM99-RTR1 VO


A RARE DISEASE --

A SIBLINGS LOVE --

TONIGHT AT 11 --

WE'LL INTRODUCE YOU TO THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GIRL WHO PUT PEN TO PAPER IN HOPES OF SAVING HER BROTHER.

PLUS --

MIXED REACTION FOLLOWING THE FIRST READING OF AN ANTI BULLYING LEGISLATION IN COLLIER COUNTY.

WHY YOUR CHILD'S BEHAVIOR COULD BE PUNISHABLE AFTER SCHOOL HOURS. Return to index of stories...


BEAUTY SHOT SOCHI-IRD10-RTR2


WE WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH A BEAUTY SHOT FROM SOCHI, RUSSIA.

WE ARE ONE DAY AWAY FROM THE 2014 WINTER OLYMPICS.

NBC-2 IS YOUR HEADQUARTERS FOR THIS ROUND OF GAMES.

EVERY DAY WE'LL HAVE A LIVE REPORT FROM SOCHI DURING OUR 6 O'CLOCK NEWS.

WE WILL NOT GIVE AWAY ANY RESULTS THAT HAVE NOT AIRED ON T-V.

BUT WE WILL GIVE AN UPDATED MEDAL COUNT. A GIVE YOU A SPOILER ALERT SO YOU CAN LOOK AWAY FROM THE T-V.

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CLOSE-4SHOT


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