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ANCHOR SUPERS TRAFFIC-NAVI
DIRECTORS PAGE FDLE INVESTIGATION-BUBBA TOSS
FATAL FIRE-TRX 2SHOT MAP FDLE INVESTIGATION-BUBBA
FATAL FIRE-REMLIVE FDLE INVESTIGATION-VO
MIDPOINT BRIDGE ACCIDENT-2 SHOT TOSS FDLE INVESTIGATION-BUBBA TAG
MIDPOINT BRIDGE ACCIDENT-remlive CHILD PORN STATE CHARGES-PLASMA VO
5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP CHILD PORN STATE CHARGES-SOTVO PLASMA
5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL CAPE CORAL MAYORAL VOTE DAY 2-CG ANIBOXES
CITRUS GREENING FARM BILL-TRX-VO CAPE CORAL MAYORAL VOTE DAY 2-NEWSROOM
CITRUS GREENING FARM BILL-SOTVO CAPE CORAL MAYORAL VOTE DAY 2-VO
OUT OF SCHOOL BULLYING-OC SOTVO CAPE CORAL MAYORAL VOTE DAY 2-NEWSROOM
OUT OF SCHOOL BULLYING-SOTVO CAPE METH STOP-SS
PUBLIX ATTACK-TRX OC SS FL HIT & RUN CRACKDOWN-VO
SFM CREDIT CARDS-TRX 3 SSTOP COUPLE STEALING SHUTTERS-VOWIPE
FLAMES AND FLOODS-CG COUPLE STEALING SHUTTERS-SOT SS
HOFFMAN INVESTIGATION-TRX VO LEE COUNTY ANIMAL ORDINANCE-VIDBOX
WINTER WEATHER-INTRO LEE COUNTY ANIMAL ORDINANCE-SOTVO
WINTER WEATHER-PKG RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS RESPONDS TO CRITICS-OC VO
breaking DRAG RACING AND BABY DEATH TZ-2SHOT VO
QUARTER HOUR PUSH: TEASE STORY-2 SHOT VO BABY DEATH-VOTOPS
FORECAST TEASE-OMNI BREAK SEVEN 5:39:23 AM
BREAK FOUR 5:09:43 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
MOTORCYCLE CRASH-VOTOPS 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
BOOK FUNDRAISER-PLASMA VO REALLY BAD ALLERGIES-2 SHOT INTRO
BOOK FUNDRAISER-PKG REALLY BAD ALLERGIES-REMLIVE
CURT CLAWSON AD-TC MON SOTVO REALLY BAD ALLERGIES-FSS MITTO
CURT CLAWSON AD-SOTVO OC REALLY BAD ALLERGIES-SOT
BONITA AMBULANCES-VO REALLY BAD ALLERGIES-REMLIVE
SPRING HILL ROBBERY-TRXVOTOPS SOCHI OPEN-CLIP
PELICAN RELEASED-OC VO SOCHI DEVELOPMENT-PLASMA VO
SUPERBOWL PARADE TODAY-TRXVOTOPS ICE SKATERS EXCITED ABOUT OLYMPICS-TRXVOTOP PLASMA
BEAR CUBS IN LANAI-TRX OC VO BABY DEATH-TRX-VO
BEAR CUBS IN LANAI-SOTVO BABY DEATH-SOTVO
breaking DRAGON RACES NOT HAPPENING-OC, VO
4SHOT CROSSTALK & TEASE -2 SHOT VO DRAGON RACES NOT HAPPENING-SOTVO
WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT CRACKING JEAPORDYS CODE-VO
BREAK FIVE 5:19:15 CRACKING JEAPORDYS CODE-SOTVO
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP WAVV 101.1 TEASE-SSTOPS
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL TEASE STORY 1-2SHOT VO
TRAFFIC-NAVI FORECAST TEASE-OMNI
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS BREAK EIGHT 5:49:40 AM
LEE CO DREDGING-OC VO 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
LOUD MUSIC SHOOTING NO STAND YOUR GROUND-OC VO 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
LEGO LETTER-VO TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
breaking-REM 2 TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
TZ1) CHILD PORN CHARGES-2SHOT VO WHATS COMING UP AT SIX-CLIP
TZ2) COUPLE STEALING SHUTTERS-TRXSOTVO WHATS COMING UP AT SIX-NEWSROOM
BREAK SIX 5:27:01 AM 1) DEADLY FIRE-VOTOPS
HL1) FDLE INVESTIGATION-TRX-VO 2) MIDPOINT CRASH-VOTOPS
HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX-OMNI 3) NAVY SCANDAL-VOTOPS
HL3)-TRX-TBA COMING UP AT 6 TAG-NEWSROOM
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIPTOPS CRUISE SHIP DROWINING-VOTOPS
MORNING FIRE-INTRO MEMORIES ARENT AS ACCURATE-VOTOPS
MIDPOINT CRASH-OC VO JAY LENO'S TOP JOKES-VOTOPS
A&W BULB & MCGREGGOR CRASH-VO END OF SHOW-OMNI TOPS
5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP END OF SHOW CLIP-CLIP
5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL  


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FATAL FIRE-TRX 2SHOT MAP


BREAKING OVERNIGHT, A DEADLY STRUCTURE FIRE IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

GOOD MORNING IM KRISTA FOGELSONG.

AND IM CLAY MILLER.

IT'S AT LAUREL DRIVE AND TAMIAMI TRIAL.

NBC-2'S SAM SWEENEY IS LIVE ON SCENE. Return to index of stories...


FATAL FIRE-REMLIVE


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MIDPOINT BRIDGE ACCIDENT-2 SHOT TOSS


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW. The midpoint bridge is open after lanes were shut down for a few hours.

WE JUST GOT WORD THAT ONE MAN IS DEAD AFTER BEING INVOLVED IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH.

NBC2'S NICK CILETTI IS LIVE ON THE SCENE WITH THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT BRIDGE ACCIDENT-remlive


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5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

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.

"Increasing rain chances"

It certainly was a hot one yesterday as our afternoon high climbed to 88° in Fort Myers. This broke our record high of 87° at Page Field, which was set back in 1997. Over the next few days, temperatures won't be quite as warm as rain prospects increase. We'll finally track some cooler air set to arrive early next week with the passage of a cold front.

Our morning will start off with a few clouds and even a patch or two of fog out by the coast. It will also be quite mild with temperatures in the middle to upper 60s. A mix of sun and clouds will take us into the late morning hours as temperatures begin their climb into the middle to upper 70s. Daytime highs will max out in the lower half of the 80s today with increasing clouds during the afternoon. As a front works its way across central Florida and stalls, a few showers will be possible during the afternoon, especially along and east of I-75 as steering winds remain from the south/southwest.

Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the middle 60s. Rain chances will continue to run near 30% with a few widely scattered showers during the evening and overnight period.

Clouds will stick around through Thursday and Friday along with a slight rain chance, before more sunshine breaks out for the first half of the weekend. Temperatures will run several degrees above average for this time of year as highs return to the 80s for Saturday. A stronger cold front will approach the area on Sunday bringing scattered showers to Southwest Florida. In the wake of this front, a cooler airmass will move in with highs in the middle 70s along with lower humidity. Return to index of stories...


CITRUS GREENING FARM BILL-TRX-VO


NOW TO A DEVELOPING STORY.

HELP IS ON THE WAY TO COMBAT A DEADLY DISEASE THREATENING FLORIDA'S CITRUS INDUSTRY.

THE U-S CONGRESS PASSED ITS FARM BILL TUESDAY.

IT INCLUDES 125-MILLION DOLLARS TO FIGHT CITRUS GREENING.

THE DISEASE HAS INFECTED VIRTUALLY EVERY GROVE IN THE STATE.

LOCAL GROWERS SAY THE CURE CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH. Return to index of stories...


CITRUS GREENING FARM BILL-SOTVO


our production is continually going down and we need a solution and need it quick

THOSE FEDERAL DOLLARS WILL GO TOWARD CITRUS GREENING RESEARCH AND COMBATING THE DISEASE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS HE PLANS TO SIGN THE BILL INTO LAW THIS SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


OUT OF SCHOOL BULLYING-OC SOTVO


THIS MORNING.THE COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD IS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO STOP BULLYING WHEN IT HAPPENS OFF-CAMPUS.

BECAUSE THANKS TO SOCIAL MEDIA.MUCH OF THE BULLYING HAPPENS WHILE KIDS AREN'T IN SCHOOL.

THE NEW STATE PLANS AREN'T POPULAR WITH THE BOARD - OR PARENTS.

Pat Carroll

Chairman, Collier County School Board

47:17-47:21

We don't want to police that. It's not our job.

Erika Donalds

Parents 40:41-40:45

40:41-40:45

The school rule should apply for school and the law should apply for outside of school.

LEGISLATION PASSED LAST YEAR SAYS *SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHOULD DISCIPLINE BULLIES EVEN WHEN THE BULLYING HAPPENS OFF SCHOOL GROUNDS.

BOARD MEMBERS OPPOSED A POLICY CHANGE.

THEY CALLED IT RIDICULOUS AND UNCLEAR. Return to index of stories...


OUT OF SCHOOL BULLYING-SOTVO


Dr. Rachel Dawes

Director, Student Relations

45:40-45:45

It's a nation wide topic and the biggest piece is clearly defining what is bullying

BY LAW --

THE DISTRICT HAS TO USE ADD THIS POLICY TO BULLYING POLICIES OR FACE STATE REPERCUSSIONS.

BEFORE APPROVING IT--

BOARD MEMBERS WILL REACH OUT TO THE STATE TO GET CLARIFICATION ON WORDING. Return to index of stories...


PUBLIX ATTACK-TRX OC SS


NEW DETAILS ABOUT A VICIOUS ATTACK IN A FORT MYERS PUBLIX PARKING LOT.

DEPUTIES IN JACKSONVILLE ARRESTED SARAH GREEN YESTERDAY.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY SHE ROBBED AN ELDERLY WOMAN AT THE PUBLIX ON DANIELS AND SIX MILE CYPRESS.

CALLS POURED INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CRIMESTOPPERS ABOUT GREEN AND HER BOYFRIEND JEFFREY CORBY.

CORBY IS ON THE RUN. Return to index of stories...


SFM CREDIT CARDS-TRX 3 SSTOP


THIS MORNING. FORT MYERS OFFICERS ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN THEY SAY USED STOLEN CREDIT CARDS FROM A STOLEN CAR.

SURVEILLANCE PICTURES SHOW THE MAN AT A LEHIGH ACRES WALMART.

THEY SAY HE ALSO WENT TO A SHELL GAS STATION ON PALM BEACH BOULEVARD.

THE VICTIM SAYS SHE LEFT HER PURSE LOCKED IN HER CAR ON U-S 41 JANUARY 22.

WHEN SHE WENT TO GO TO THE CAR THERE WAS ONLY GLASS -- NO CAR.

DEPUTIES FOUND THE CAR NEARBY.

HER PURSE WAS GONE.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE THIS MAN -

CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


FLAMES AND FLOODS-CG


14 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AS PART OF A MAJOR FRAUD RING.

THE INVESTIGATION SPANS FROM LEE COUNTY TO MIAMI-DADE.

THE 14 PEOPLE ARE ACCUSED OF DUPING INSURANCE COMPANIES BY STAGING FIRE AND WATER DAMAGE TO HOMES.

THE LOSSES EXCEEDED SEVEN AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS.

TWO PUBLIC ADJUSTORS AND A PLUMBER WERE AMONG THOSE ARRESTED.

THEY'RE ACCUSED OF TELLING HOMEOWNERS HOW TO SUBMIT THE FRAUDULENT CLAIMS. Return to index of stories...


HOFFMAN INVESTIGATION-TRX VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING.

FOUR PEOPLE BELIEVED TO BE CONNECTED TO THE DRUGS FOUND IN LATE ACTOR PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN'S APARTMENT WERE ARRESTED TUESDAY NIGHT,.

A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS SAY DURING THE RAID THAT YIELDED THE ARREST OF THE THREE MEN AND ONE WOMAN, POLICE RECOVERED 350 GLASSINE BAGS.

LIGHTS ON BROADWAY THEATERS WILL BE DIMMED TONIGHT IN MEMORY OF PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN.

HE DIED SUNDAY OF AN APPARENT DRUG OVERDOSE AT THE AGE OF 46. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WEATHER-INTRO


MILLIONS OF AMERICANS FEELING THE BRUNT OF A TRIPLE THREAT WINTER STORM

THIS MORNING. SNOW, ICE AND RAIN.

THE STORM IS ALREADY LEAVING ITS MARK WITH SLIPPERY WHITEOUT CONDITIONS

TAHMAN BRADLEY HAS THE LATEST FROM NEW YORK CITY. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WEATHER-PKG


NATS - plowing

It just won't end!

Another winter storm - the second one this week - is blasting more than two

dozen states.

It's dumping a mix of heavy snow and freezing rain on more than 160 million

Americans.

MOS

"I'M READY FOR IT TO END A LITTLE BIT. I FEEL LIKE IT'S BEEN A LOT."

Across the Midwest, an army of plows are out in full force. Snow removal

crews are working around the clock.

SOT Kati Horner Gonzales, Snow Plow Driver

"WE JUST TAKE THE SNOW FROM THE LEFT SIDE AND WE PUSH IT ALL THE WAY OVER TO

THE RIGHT."

Kansas City braced for up to 12 inches of snow - its biggest storm in 20

years.

A number of cities have declared a snow emergency and cancelled schools.

NATS - KY principal & teacher SING announcement

"SCHOOL IS CANCELLED! SCHOOL IS CANCELLED! SCHOOL IS CANCELLED! BECAUSE IT

'S COOOOOOLLLLLD."

Icy, slick roads are making driving dangerous and deadly.

SOT Lt. Jerry Williams, Indiana State Police

"WE'VE HAD SITUATIONS WHERE PEOPLE HAVE THOUGHT THAT BECAUSE THEY WERE IN A

FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE THAT THEY'RE INVINCIBLE."

In Texas, one person was killed when a truck went careening into a sheriff's

deputy and bystanders.

This brutal winter is also having a huge economic impact.

There's a salt shortage in the Midwest.

SOT Todd Dennis, Rock Bottom Stone Supply

"IT'S VERY DIFFICULT GETTING SALT RIGHT NOW, WHETHER IT'S BAGGED SALT OR

BULK SALT."

If you can get salt, you're paying a lot more.

SOT Michael Forystek, Michigan Contractor

"JUST YESTERDAY THE PRICE DOUBLED ACTUALLY. SO IF IT COSTS $300 TO FILL A

TRUCK UP, NOW IT'S 600 DOLLARS."

In the Northeast, local communities are running out of snow removal money.

SOT Rich Schaffer, Babylon, NY town supervisor

"WE'RE ALREADY $66,000 OVER BUDGET BECAUSE OF THE STORMS THIS YEAR." Return to index of stories...


breaking


WE ARE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS.

OVERNIGHT THERE WAS A DEADLY STRUCTURE FIRE IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

IT'S AT LAUREL DRIVE AND TAMIAMI TRIAL

WE'VE LEARNED THE FIRE HAPPENED AT OLD ABANDONED MOTEL

BUT THEY BELIEVE THE DEAD PERSON WAS LIKELY A SQUATTER OR HOMELESS PERSON LIVING IN THE BUILDING. Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH: TEASE STORY-2 SHOT VO


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

THIS MORNING A SIX-YEAR-OLD CAPE CORAL BOY IS FIGHTING A DEADLY AND INCURABLE DISEASE.

"He turned 18 months old and a light switch went off. He just changed."

AND HIS MOM SAYS THERE'S NOT NEARLY ENOUGH MONEY IN RESEARCHING A CURE!

THAT'S WHERE HIS NINE YEAR OLD SISTER STEPPED IN. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TEASE-OMNI


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BREAK FOUR 5:09:43


HIT TIME 5:09:43

LENGTH 2:17 Return to index of stories...


MOTORCYCLE CRASH-VOTOPS


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5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Full Forecast

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.

"Increasing rain chances"

It certainly was a hot one yesterday as our afternoon high climbed to 88° in Fort Myers. This broke our record high of 87° at Page Field, which was set back in 1997. Over the next few days, temperatures won't be quite as warm as rain prospects increase. We'll finally track some cooler air set to arrive early next week with the passage of a cold front.

Our morning will start off with a few clouds and even a patch or two of fog out by the coast. It will also be quite mild with temperatures in the middle to upper 60s. A mix of sun and clouds will take us into the late morning hours as temperatures begin their climb into the middle to upper 70s. Daytime highs will max out in the lower half of the 80s today with increasing clouds during the afternoon. As a front works its way across central Florida and stalls, a few showers will be possible during the afternoon, especially along and east of I-75 as steering winds remain from the south/southwest.

Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the middle 60s. Rain chances will continue to run near 30% with a few widely scattered showers during the evening and overnight period.

Clouds will stick around through Thursday and Friday along with a slight rain chance, before more sunshine breaks out for the first half of the weekend. Temperatures will run several degrees above average for this time of year as highs return to the 80s for Saturday. A stronger cold front will approach the area on Sunday bringing scattered showers to Southwest Florida. In the wake of this front, a cooler airmass will move in with highs in the middle 70s along with lower humidity. Return to index of stories...


BOOK FUNDRAISER-PLASMA VO


THIS NEXT STORY IS SO TOUCHING.

A SIX-YEAR-OLD BOY IN CAPE CORAL IS FIGHTING A DEADLY DISEASE.

HIS MOM SAYS THE RESEARCH FOR A CURE IS UNDERFUNDED-- SO HIS NINE-YEAR-OLD SISTER IS STEPPING IN.

SHE WROTE A BOOK-- WITH THE GOAL OF RAISING A MILLION DOLLARS FOR RESEARCH.

THE FAMILY SHARED THEIR STORY WITH NBC2'S ALEX DE ARMAS. Return to index of stories...


BOOK FUNDRAISER-PKG


PKG

Nat Sound: 7:56

"reading: "Gavin is my super hero"

BIG SISTER'S ARE USUALLY INSPIRATIONAL.

nat sound gavin battles pain while teaching others lessons.

BUT FOR MAKENZIE LAWREY --

Brandy Lawrey, Galvin's mom

10:07-10:17 "He turned 18 months old and a light switch went off. He just changed."

YOUNGER BROTHER GAVIN INSPIRED HER --

AFTER THE FAMILY FOUND OUT ABOUT HIS KRYPTONITE.

Brandy Lawrey, Galvin's mom

10:50-10:55"We didn't know what it was. 'It's a horrible disease.' It is horrible yeah. "

MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE OR MITTO -- ATTACKS THE CELLS.

NAT SOUND: 05:56-06:04

" Reading: "Gavin's mitochondria in his body isn't working very well. "

IT'S DEADLY AND CAN'T BE CURED.

NAT SOUND: 06:04-06:09

"Reading: "He cannot make as much energy as other kids."

9 YEAR OLD MAKENZIE WANTED ANSWERS --

NAT SOUND: 06:09-06:12

"Reading "Gavin tires very easily."

AND SPRANG INTO ACTION.

SHE WROTE THIS BOOK-"MIGHTY MITTO SUPERHERO."

Brandy Lawrey, Gavin's mom

16:46-16:53 "Hopefully I can raise a million dollars. I said a million dollars. What? 'And she said how about 10,000 and I said no a million. '"

A MILLION DOLLARS FOR RESEARCH - AND TO FIND A CURE.

NAT sound

38:58-39:02 "This is his shaky machine. And my breathing machine. "

AND WHILE HER BROTHER'S SPECIAL JACKET GIVES HIM THE POWER TO BREATHE.

Nat sound:

Gavin:

39:35"A little help. "

EVERY SUPER HERO NEEDS A SIDE KICK.

NAT sound

25:43 "Come here bud"

THIS IS HERSHY-GAVIN'S SERVICE DOG.

Gavin:

26:07 -26:11"He helps me. He helps you. "

SO FAR MAKENZIE'S BOOK RAISED 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN A WEEK-AND SAYS SHE'S NOT GIVING UP ON HER SUPERHERO.

NAT SOUND

"Reading: 'the ultimate goal is find a cure."

IN CAPE CORAL, ADA, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


CURT CLAWSON AD-TC MON SOTVO


THIS MAY HAVE CAUGHT YOUR ATTENTION DURING THE SUPER BOWL. A CANDIDATE FOR TREY RADEL'S OPEN CONGRESSIONAL SEAT --

HAS BEEN MAKING NATIONAL NEWS BY CHALLENGING PRESIDENT OBAMA.

00009 "Curt Clawson former college basketball stand out introduced himself

to voters in Fort Myers FL"

CURT CLAWSON INTRODUCED HIMSELF TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA VOTERS DURING THE SUPER BOWL.

HE QUESTIONED THE PRESIDENT'S SKILLS -- BASKETBALL OR OTHERWISE -- AND ASKED HIM FOR A CHANCE ON THE COURT.

CLAWSON WANTS FORMER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL'S SEAT.

HIS CAMPAIGN SPENT 120-THOUSAND DOLLARS ON T-V BUYS. Return to index of stories...


CURT CLAWSON AD-SOTVO OC


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."

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

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

OUR REQUEST FOR COMMENT HASN'T BEEN RETURNED. Return to index of stories...


BONITA AMBULANCES-VO


THIS MORNING AMBULANCES ARE BACK AT THREE BONITA FIRE HOUSES AFTER BEING PARKED AT HOTELS FOR MONTHS.

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED.

BONITA SPRINGS FIRE HOUSED LEE COUNTY AMBULANCES AND STAFF FOR FREE.

WHEN BONITA FIRE OFFICIALS ASKED FOR ABOUT 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR TO DO THAT - LEE COUNTY SAID NO AND MOVED THE AMBULANCES TO HOTELS.

THE COUNTY WILL NOW PAY BONITA THE SAME RATE THEY GAVE THE HOTELS. Return to index of stories...


SPRING HILL ROBBERY-TRXVOTOPS


NOW TO AN NBC--2 CRIME ALERT THIS MORNING.

CHECK OUT THIS SURVIELLANCE VIDEO FROM FRIDAY.

IT'S OF AN ARMED ROBBERY AT THE SPRING HILL SUITES NEAR DANIELS PARKWAY AND I-75 IN LEE COUNTY.

YOU CAN SEE A MASKED MAN WALK IN AND POINT A GUN AT THE CLERK.

THE CLERK CALMLY WALKED TO THE CASH DRAWER, GAVE HIM SOME MONEY, AND HE LEFT.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING YOU ARE ASKED TO CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


PELICAN RELEASED-OC VO


AN UPDATE TO A STORY WE BROUGHT YOU IN DECEMBER.

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

THIS CELL PHONE VIDEO IS BLURRY.

LOOK CLOSELY AT THE TOP RIGHT CORNER.

YOU CAN SEE THE BIRD FLAPPING IT'S WINGS.

PROFESSIONAL TREE CLIMBERS RESCUED THE PELICAN FROM 80 FEET.

WORKERS AT THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TREATED IT.

THEY RELEASED IT IN GOODLAND. Return to index of stories...


SUPERBOWL PARADE TODAY-TRXVOTOPS


LOOKING AHEAD.

THE SUPER BOWL CHAMPS.THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS WILL BE HONORED WITH A PARADE.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS ARE EXPECTED TO CELEBRATE.

THE SEAHAWKS BEAT THE DENVER BRONCOS 43-TO-8 TO WIN SUPER BOWL 48.

IT WAS A DOMINANT VICTORY -- THE CITY'S FIRST MAJOR SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP IN MORE THAN 30 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


BEAR CUBS IN LANAI-TRX OC VO


A HOMEOWNER WANTS HELP THIS MORNING.

HE'S ASKING WILDLIFE OFFICERS TO RELOCATE THE BEAR AND THREE OTHERS AFTER HIS SON CAME FACE TO FACE WITH ALL FOUR.

THIS MORNING NBC-2 IS SHOWING HAS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF A BEAR WALKING AROUND IN THE NORTH NAPLES LANAI.

YOU CAN SEE THE BEAR WANDER AROUND AND EVEN JUMP ONTO THE GRILL AND LICK IT.

THEY'RE HUNGRY AND LOOKING FOR FOOD.AND IF YOU DON'T KEEP IT LOCKED UP.FWC OFFICERS SAY THEY MIGHT COME TO YOUR HOUSE TOO. Return to index of stories...


BEAR CUBS IN LANAI-SOTVO


Tyler Smith/Came face to face with bears

"i almost ran through the screen door because there's 4 of them standing there and **you're sort of like oh my gosh - what were they going to do - sit there and look at me or attack me."

WILDLIFE OFFICERS SAY RELOCATING THE BEARS IS NOT AN OPTION BECAUSE THEY WILL LIKELY COME RIGHT BACK.

THEY SAY THIS FAMILY AND OTHERS SHOULD GET ELECTRICAL FENCING. Return to index of stories...


breaking


WE ARE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS.

OVERNIGHT THERE WAS A DEADLY STRUCTURE FIRE IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

IT'S AT LAUREL DRIVE AND TAMIAMI TRIAL

WE'VE LEARNED THE FIRE HAPPENED AT OLD ABANDONED MOTEL

BUT THEY BELIEVE THE DEAD PERSON WAS LIKELY A SQUATTER OR HOMELESS PERSON LIVING IN THE BUILDING. Return to index of stories...


4SHOT CROSSTALK & TEASE -2 SHOT VO


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

SHE'S SEVEN.

SHE'S ANGRY.

AND SHE'S DEMANDING SOME ACTION.

STILL AHEAD.

A LITTLE GIRL'S LETTER TO LEGO'S --

AND HOW IT WENT VIRAL. Return to index of stories...


WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT


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BREAK FIVE 5:19:15


HIT TIME 5:19:15 AM

LENGTH 2:30 Return to index of stories...


5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Day Planner

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.

"Increasing rain chances"

It certainly was a hot one yesterday as our afternoon high climbed to 88° in Fort Myers. This broke our record high of 87° at Page Field, which was set back in 1997. Over the next few days, temperatures won't be quite as warm as rain prospects increase. We'll finally track some cooler air set to arrive early next week with the passage of a cold front.

Our morning will start off with a few clouds and even a patch or two of fog out by the coast. It will also be quite mild with temperatures in the middle to upper 60s. A mix of sun and clouds will take us into the late morning hours as temperatures begin their climb into the middle to upper 70s. Daytime highs will max out in the lower half of the 80s today with increasing clouds during the afternoon. As a front works its way across central Florida and stalls, a few showers will be possible during the afternoon, especially along and east of I-75 as steering winds remain from the south/southwest.

Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the middle 60s. Rain chances will continue to run near 30% with a few widely scattered showers during the evening and overnight period.

Clouds will stick around through Thursday and Friday along with a slight rain chance, before more sunshine breaks out for the first half of the weekend. Temperatures will run several degrees above average for this time of year as highs return to the 80s for Saturday. A stronger cold front will approach the area on Sunday bringing scattered showers to Southwest Florida. In the wake of this front, a cooler airmass will move in with highs in the middle 70s along with lower humidity. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, CHAR CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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LEE CO DREDGING-OC VO


IF YOU LIVE NEAR LOVERS KEY OR BIG SAN CARLOS PASS -

LEE COUNTY HAS A FASTER WAY TO DREDGE THE CHANNELS NEAR YOU.

THE COUNTY EYED THE IDEA OF COMBINING THE PROJECTS IN AN EFFORT TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY.

BUT STAFF FOUND OUT THAT WOULDN'T NECESSARILY BE THE CASE.

ONE COMMISSIONER EVEN SUGGESTED BUYING A BARGE THAT BELONGS TO THE COUNTY TO EXPEDITE THE PROJECTS.

THAT WON'T HAPPEN.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN NEXT YEAR.

THE COUNTY WILL LOOK AT COMBINING FUTURE PROJECTS. Return to index of stories...


LOUD MUSIC SHOOTING NO STAND YOUR GROUND-OC VO


THE MAN ACCUSED IN A CONTROVERSIAL SHOOTING DEATH IN FLORIDA IS NOT SEEKING TO APPLY THE "STAND YOUR GROUND" LAW AS A DEFENSE.

AN ATTORNEY FOR MICHAEL DUNN DIDN'T RULE OUT FILING A "STAND YOUR GROUND" MOTION --

BUT HE SAID HE HAS NO IMMEDIATE PLANS TO DO SO.

DUNN IS ACCUSED OF KILLING TEENAGER JORDAN DAVIS DURING AN ARGUMENT OVER LOUD MUSIC IN A GAS STATION PARKING LOT IN JACKSONVILLE IN 2012.

HE HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO FIRST-DEGREE MURDER.

DUNN'S ATTORNEY SAYS THE DEFENSE PLANS TO ARGUE DUNN WAS JUSTIFIED IN HIS USE OF DEADLY FORCE. Return to index of stories...


LEGO LETTER-VO


A 7-YEAR-OLD GIRL'S HANDWRITTEN LETTER TO LEGO'S --

IS CAUSING QUITE A STIR ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

CHARLOTTE BENJAMIN WRITES --

I LOVE LEGOS,

BUT I DON'T LIKE THAT THERE ARE MORE LEGO BOY PEOPLE AND BARELY ANY LEGO GIRLS.

SHE ALSO CRITICIZED THE WAY THE COMPANY PORTRAYS WOMEN.

SHE NOTED ALL THE BOY CHARACTERS GET TO GO ON ADVENTURES --

AND GIRLS JUST SIT AT HOME, GO TO THE BEACH AND SHOP.

SHE SAYS SHE STILL LOVES LEGOS.

BUT WANTS THE COMPANY TO MAKE MORE GIRL PEOPLE AND LET THEM GO ON ADVENTURES TOO. Return to index of stories...


breaking-REM 2


WE ARE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS.

OVERNIGHT THERE WAS A DEADLY STRUCTURE FIRE IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

IT'S AT LAUREL DRIVE AND TAMIAMI TRIAL

WE'VE LEARNED THE FIRE HAPPENED AT OLD ABANDONED MOTEL

BUT THEY BELIEVE THE DEAD PERSON WAS LIKELY A SQUATTER OR HOMELESS PERSON LIVING IN THE BUILDING. Return to index of stories...


TZ1) CHILD PORN CHARGES-2SHOT VO


THERE'S CELL PHONE VIDEO TO PROVE IT.BUT noW A COUPLE ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A 4 YEAR.WANTS THAT EVIDENCE THROWN OUT. WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW IT COULD HAPPEN.

PLUS. IT'S A DOUBLE WHAMMY OF BAD DEEDS.FOR A COUPLE CAUGHT IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.WHY *WHAT AND *WHO THEY STOLE FROM.TAKES CRIME TO AN EXTRA LOW. Return to index of stories...


TZ2) COUPLE STEALING SHUTTERS-TRXSOTVO


AND. Return to index of stories...


BREAK SIX 5:27:01 AM


HIT TIME 5:27:01 AM

LENGTH 2:37 Return to index of stories...


HL1) FDLE INVESTIGATION-TRX-VO


A MAN MAY HAVE COMPROMISED HUNDREDS OF CRIMINAL CASES IN FLORIDA!

WHY HE'S UNDER ARREST THIS MORNING --

AND HOW MANY CRIMINALS MAY WALK BECAUSE OF IT! Return to index of stories...


HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX-OMNI


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HL3)-TRX-TBA


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NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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MORNING FIRE-INTRO


GOOD MORNING IM CLAY MILLER.

AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY INTO A DEADLY STRUCTURE FIRE IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

IT'S AT LAUREL DRIVE AND TAMIAMI TRIAL.

NBC-2'S SAM SWEENEY IS LIVE ON SCENE. Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT CRASH-OC VO


it is a very busy morning in southwest florida.we HAVE A COUPLE OVERNIGHT CRASHES TO TELL YOU ABOUT.

FIRST -- A MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON THE WESTBOUND RAMP TO THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE.

THE DRIVER OF THE MOTORCYCLE HIT ANOTHER CAR. LOST CONTROL AND FELL aBOUT 30 FEET INTO THE BUSHES BELOW THE BRIDGE.

THE MOTORCYCLE BROKE INTO PIECES.

the DRIVER DIED AT THE HOSPITAL.

THE BRIDGE WAS SHUTDOWN FOR ABOUT 4 HOURS OVERNIGHT BUT jUST REOPENED IN THE LAST HOUR. Return to index of stories...


A&W BULB & MCGREGGOR CRASH-VO


MCGREGOR BLVD IS BACK OPEN THIS MORNING AFTER THIS CRASH OVERNIGHT --

IT HAPPENED AT THE INTERSECTION OF MCGREGOR AND DEEP LAGOON LN -- NEAR A-AND-W BULB IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES TELL US THE WOMAN DRIVING THIS VAN, LOST CONTROL, TOOK OUT A SIDEWALK SAFETY GATE, SMASHED THROUGH THIS STREET SIGN -- THEN CRASHED INTO SOME TREES.

WE'RE LEARNING SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL BUT IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY. Return to index of stories...


5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

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.

"Increasing rain chances"

It certainly was a hot one yesterday as our afternoon high climbed to 88° in Fort Myers. This broke our record high of 87° at Page Field, which was set back in 1997. Over the next few days, temperatures won't be quite as warm as rain prospects increase. We'll finally track some cooler air set to arrive early next week with the passage of a cold front.

Our morning will start off with a few clouds and even a patch or two of fog out by the coast. It will also be quite mild with temperatures in the middle to upper 60s. A mix of sun and clouds will take us into the late morning hours as temperatures begin their climb into the middle to upper 70s. Daytime highs will max out in the lower half of the 80s today with increasing clouds during the afternoon. As a front works its way across central Florida and stalls, a few showers will be possible during the afternoon, especially along and east of I-75 as steering winds remain from the south/southwest.

Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the middle 60s. Rain chances will continue to run near 30% with a few widely scattered showers during the evening and overnight period.

Clouds will stick around through Thursday and Friday along with a slight rain chance, before more sunshine breaks out for the first half of the weekend. Temperatures will run several degrees above average for this time of year as highs return to the 80s for Saturday. A stronger cold front will approach the area on Sunday bringing scattered showers to Southwest Florida. In the wake of this front, a cooler airmass will move in with highs in the middle 70s along with lower humidity. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, LEE CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


FDLE INVESTIGATION-BUBBA TOSS


THIS MORNING WE GETTING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A FORMER CHEMIST WITH FDLE, ACCUSED OF UNTHINKABLE CRIMES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY JOSEPH GRAVES TOOK PAIN PILLS FROM EVIDENCE BAGS AND SOLD THEM.

AND THEY SAY HIS ACTIONS COULD SET CRIMINALS FREE.

NBC-2 ANCHOR STACEY DEFFENBAUGH IS LIVE IN STUDIO WITH THE NEWEST INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


FDLE INVESTIGATION-BUBBA


CLAY, KRISTA, I HAVE CONFIRMED THE 32 YEAR OLD SUPERVISOR POSTED BOND AND IS OUT OF JAIL THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


FDLE INVESTIGATION-VO


JOSEPH GRAVES IS CHARGED WITH GRAND THEFT, TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE, AND TRAFFICKING ILLEGAL DRUGS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE WOULD TAKE PILLS THAT WERE EVIDENCE IN CASES AND SWITCH THEM OUT WITH OVER THE COUNTER TABLETS.

THIS MORNING, PROSECUTORS ALL ACROSS THE STATE ARE STILL TRYING TO COME TO TERMS WITH THE BOMBSHELL ACCUSATION.

GRAVES WORKED ON NEARLY 26-HUNDRED CASES IN 35 COUNTIES, AND NOW THEY MUST ALL BE REVIEWED. Return to index of stories...


FDLE INVESTIGATION-BUBBA TAG


THERE ARE CLOSE TO 150 CASES HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THAT NEED TO BE REVIEWED.

LOCAL ATTORNEYS TELL ME THIS MORNING, APPEALS WILL LIKELY BE FILED IN THOSE CASES.

LIVE IN STUDIO, STACEY DEFFENBAUGH NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN STATE CHARGES-PLASMA VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

A NORTH FORT MYERS COUPLE --

WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO PRODUCING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY WANT KEY EVIDENCE THROWN OUT IN THEIR STATE TRIAL.

ALAN JOHNSON AND JENNIFER SPARKS FACE STATE CHARGES OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND MOLESTATION.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY ASSAULTED A 4-YEAR OLD GIRL.

AND HAD DISGUSTING PICTURES OF HER ON THEIR CELL PHONE.

BUT IN COUURT THE COUPLE ARGUED THOSE PICTURES AND OTHER EVIDENCE RESULTING FROM THE SEARCH OF THE PHONE SHOULD BE THROWN OUT.

THEY CLAIM POLICE DIDN'T HAVE A PROPER SEARCH WARRANT. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN STATE CHARGES-SOTVO PLASMA


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.

JOHNSON AND SPARKS FACE UP TO LIFE IN PRISON IF CONVICTED ON THE STATE CHARGES.

THEY FACE UP TO THIRTY YEARS IN PRISON ON THE FEDERAL CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL MAYORAL VOTE DAY 2-CG ANIBOXES


THE COUNT CONTINUES THIS MORNING FOR FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN --

IN JUST A FEW HOURS -- HE'S HEADED BACK TO THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE TO DIG THROUGH EARLY VOTING BALLOTS.

NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THE STORY -- HE JOINS US NOW LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM.

CLIFTON, SULLIVAN IS SAYING HE BELIEVES THERE WERE PROBLEMS WITH THE ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL MAYORAL VOTE DAY 2-NEWSROOM


THIS IS A BIG STORY THAT COULD CHANGE CAPE CORAL'S GOVERNMENT.

WE'VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT THIS SINCE NOVEMBER --

WHEN SULLIVAN ONLY LOST BY 121 VOTES --

HE'S HOPING TO FIND SOMETHING WRONG WITH THESE EARLY VOTING BALLOTS THIS MORNING-- Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL MAYORAL VOTE DAY 2-VO


HE AND HIS TEAM SPENT ALL DAY TUESDAY DIGGING THROUGH THOUSANDS OF BALLOTS -- AND PLAN TO DO THE SAME THING TODAY.

THIS IS VIDEO OF THAT REVIEW --

MAYOR SAWICKI -- ALSO SHOWED UP.

MAYOR SULLIVAN IS SUING CURRENT MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI, THE CANVASSING BOARD AND THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE FOR A RECOUNT.

THIS REVIEW WILL BE USED AS EVIDENCE FOR THE TRIAL THAT STARTS NEXT WEEK.

SULLIVAN SAYS HIS TEAM UNCOVERED DISCREPENCIES BEFORE THE REVIEW STARTED.

"We got some people that voted that shouldn't have, that weren't registered, there's may be some problems with the canvassing board and a few other things." John Sullivan

"I am Mayor and I will continue doing that business until I'm told not to."

Marni Sawicki Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL MAYORAL VOTE DAY 2-NEWSROOM


I TALKED WITH SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS, SHARON HARRINGTON --

SHE DOESN'T BELIEVE ANYTHING WILL BE FOUND.

COMING UP AT 6:30 THIS MORNING -- WE HEAR FROM HER, AND FIND OUT WHAT STEPS WERE TAKEN TO MAKE SURE THE RESULTS ARE ACCURATE.

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


CAPE METH STOP-SS


RIGHT NOW CAPE CORAL OFFICERS ARE TELLING US ABOUT A METH BUST THEY MADE DURING A TRAFFIC STOP.

OFFICERS PULLED OVER A DRIVER THIS MORNING FOR NOT WEARING A SEAT BELT.

IT HAPPENED ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD NEAR HANCOCK BRIDGE PARKWAY.

OFFICERS SAY BILLY JO SNOWDEN WAS DRIVING WITH JAMIE WOODWARD IN THE PASSENGER SEAT.

THEY CLAIM THEY FOUND A BAG OF METH IN HER WALLET.

IN THE CAR -- CHEMICALS AND MATERIALS COMMONLY USED TO MAKE METH.

TONIGHT BOTH FACE DRUG CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


FL HIT & RUN CRACKDOWN-VO


A NEW BILL PUSHED BY FLORIDA'S ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BOND COULD MAKE LIFE HARDER FOR DRUNK DRIVERS WHO DON'T STOP IN A DEADLY CRASH.

THE BILL MAKES THE PUNISHMENT THE SAME AS D-U-I MANSLAUGHTER.

IT ALSO BUMPS UP THE MINIMUM SENTENCES FOR BOTH OFFENSES FROM TWO TO FOUR YEARS.

IN 2012 THERE WERE 70-THOUSAND HIT-AND-RUNS IN FLORIDA.

166 WERE DEADLY.

TROOPERS SAY SOME VICTIMS WOULD HAVE LIVED HAD THE DRIVER STOPPED AND CALLED 9-1-1. Return to index of stories...


COUPLE STEALING SHUTTERS-VOWIPE


THIS MORNING A CHARLOTTE COUNTY COUPLE IS BEHIND BARS ACCUSED OF TRYING TO STEAL DOZENS OF HURRICANE SHUTTERS FROM A CHARITY.

A BICYCLIST HAPPENED TO BE RIDING BY PORT CHARLOTTE'S HABITAT FOR HUMANITY STORE OFF EL JOBEAN ROAD --

WHEN HE NOTICED SOMETHING STRANGE.

TWO PEOPLE WERE BREAKING INTO THE STORE AND THROWING HURRICANE SHUTTERS OVER THE FENCE.

THE WITNESS FLAGGED DOWN A DEPUTY AND TOLD THEM WHAT THE TWO WERE UP TO.

THE DEPUTY CAUGHT LEEANN DAVIS AND HER BOYFRIEND WESLEY MC-ELROY. Return to index of stories...


COUPLE STEALING SHUTTERS-SOT SS


:10 Gabrielle Reineck, Habitat for Humanity "It makes me sad that somebody would come and steal from Habitat, an organization that prides itself on giving back to the less fortunate, so to steal from us is… it's a little sad."

BOTH DAVIS AND MC-ELROY FACE THEFT AND BURGLARY CHARGES --

MADE WORSE BECAUSE DEPUTIES SAY THEY TRIED TO HIDE FROM THEM. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY ANIMAL ORDINANCE-VIDBOX


LEE COUNTY PET OWNERS PREPARE FOR SOME NEW CHANGES.

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

LEE COUNTY LEADERS APPROVED THE CONTROVERSIAL CHANGES YESTERDAY.

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...


RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS RESPONDS TO CRITICS-OC VO


THE HALF TIME SHOW AT THE SUPER BOWL IS STILL A BIG TALKER THIS MORNING.

DID YOU NOTICE.THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS DID NOT PLUG IN THEIR INSTRUMENTS?

NOW THE BAND IS CONFIRMING IT WASN'T A COMPLETELY LIVE PERFORMANCE.

IN A MESSAGE ON THE BAND'S WEBSITE, BASSIST "FLEA" SAYS IT'S THEIR GENERAL POLICY TO NOT "MIME" PERFORMANCES.

BUT THE N-F-L MADE IT CLEAR THAT THEY HAD TO DO IT THAT WAY.

SO THEY PRE-RECORDED THE INSTRUMENTS FOR THEIR SONG "GIVE IT AWAY" -- BUT HAD LIVE VOCALS.

FLEA SAYS THEY COULD HAVE PLUGGED IN THEIR GUITARS -- BUT DECIDED NOT TO, THINKING IT BETTER TO NOT PRETEND IT WAS LIVE. Return to index of stories...


DRAG RACING AND BABY DEATH TZ-2SHOT VO


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW --

NEXT ON NBC TWO NEWS TODAY --

A POPULAR CHARLOTTE COUNTY EVENT IS CANCELLED

WHY THEY'RE PULLING THE PLUG--NEXT.

PLUS-- THE DEATH OF A BABY IN LEHIGH ACRES IS RAISING SEVERAL QUESTIONS.

THIS MORNING NBC-2 IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


BABY DEATH-VOTOPS


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BREAK SEVEN 5:39:23 AM


HIT TIME 5:39:23 AM

LENGTH 2:37 Return to index of stories...


5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Weather Trends

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.

"Increasing rain chances"

It certainly was a hot one yesterday as our afternoon high climbed to 88° in Fort Myers. This broke our record high of 87° at Page Field, which was set back in 1997. Over the next few days, temperatures won't be quite as warm as rain prospects increase. We'll finally track some cooler air set to arrive early next week with the passage of a cold front.

Our morning will start off with a few clouds and even a patch or two of fog out by the coast. It will also be quite mild with temperatures in the middle to upper 60s. A mix of sun and clouds will take us into the late morning hours as temperatures begin their climb into the middle to upper 70s. Daytime highs will max out in the lower half of the 80s today with increasing clouds during the afternoon. As a front works its way across central Florida and stalls, a few showers will be possible during the afternoon, especially along and east of I-75 as steering winds remain from the south/southwest.

Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the middle 60s. Rain chances will continue to run near 30% with a few widely scattered showers during the evening and overnight period.

Clouds will stick around through Thursday and Friday along with a slight rain chance, before more sunshine breaks out for the first half of the weekend. Temperatures will run several degrees above average for this time of year as highs return to the 80s for Saturday. A stronger cold front will approach the area on Sunday bringing scattered showers to Southwest Florida. In the wake of this front, a cooler airmass will move in with highs in the middle 70s along with lower humidity. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, CONSTRUCTION PROJECT?

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


REALLY BAD ALLERGIES-2 SHOT INTRO


ARE YOU WAKING UP WITH WATERY EYES.ITCHING. AND A STUFFY NOSE??

YOU MAY *NOT* BE COMING DOWN WITH A COLD.

INSTEAD- ALLERGIES!

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM DIGGING DEEPER INTO THE SUDDEN SNEEZING. Return to index of stories...


REALLY BAD ALLERGIES-REMLIVE


IF YOU'VE SNEEZED FIVE TIMES BEFORE WALKING OUT THE DOOR AND HAVE BEEN ATTACHED TO A TISSUE BOX, YOU'RE NOT ALONE.AND YOU'RE NOT GOING CRAZY. Return to index of stories...


REALLY BAD ALLERGIES-FSS MITTO


TREE SEASON IS IN FULL BLOOM-- PARTICULARLY THESE TWO. LIVE OAK AND PINE POLLEN.

CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE--- POLLEN DOT COM--- ON A SCALE FROM ZERO TO 12-- AT OUR STATION HERE IN FORT MYERS TODAY, WE ARE EXPERIENCING AN EIGHT POINT ONE-- THAT'S MEDIUM TO HIGH ALLERGY LEVELS--- THAT UP FIVE LEVELS FROM JUST FIVE DAYS AGO. Return to index of stories...


REALLY BAD ALLERGIES-SOT


"part of it is because of the warm weather we've been having, suddenly. After a couple weeks of cold weather everything is starting to bloom now." Return to index of stories...


REALLY BAD ALLERGIES-REMLIVE


DR. KLUKA SAYS WE'LL SEE THIS WEEK'S POLLEN LEVELS AT THEIR WORST ON SUNDAY.

RIGHT NOW I'M WORKING ON PUTTING TOGETHER SOME THINGS YOU CAN DO TO ILLEVIATE YOUR SYMPTOMS.

I WILL HAVE THAT FOR YOU IN ABOUT AN HOUR.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, DANIELLE KOLENIAK, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI OPEN-CLIP


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SOCHI DEVELOPMENT-PLASMA VO


WE ARE JUST ONE DAY AWAY FROM SOCHI.

AND RUSSIA HAS SPENT AN ESTIMATED 51-BILLION DOLLARS ON THE SOCHI OLYMPICS AND THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY HAVE WATCHED OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT TRANSFORM THEIR HOME TOWN.

THE VALLEYS AROUND SOCHI ARE NOW DOTTED WITH MODERN SPORTS FACILITIES AND DISNEY STYLE HOTELS WHILE A NEW HIGHWAY AND RAILWAY HAVE BEEN CARVED INTO THE MOUNTAINS.

SOME LONG TERM RESIDENTS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE LONG TERM IMPACT OF THE CHANGES.

ONE WOMAN FEAREDTHE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW TRAIN TRACKS COULD EVENTUALLY FORCE HER OUT OF HER HOME.

OTHERS, HOWEVER, ARE CONVINCED THE DEVELOPMENT WILL CHANGE THEIR LIVES FOR THE BETTER. Return to index of stories...


ICE SKATERS EXCITED ABOUT OLYMPICS-TRXVOTOP PLASMA


AND CHECK THIS OUT.

IT'S SHAPING UP TO BE AN ICE DANCING SHOWDOWN AT THE 2014 SOCHI OLYMPIC GAMES.

AMERICANS MERYL DAVIS AND CHARLIE WHITE WILL FACE CANADIAN RIVALS TESSA VIRTUE AND SCOTT MOIR WHEN THE COMPETITION STARTS IN SOCHI.

VIRTUE AND MOIR BEAT DAVIS AND WHITE TO WIN GOLD AT THE 2010 VANCOUVER OLYMPICS.

DAVIS AND WHITE FINISHED IN SECOND PLACE.

FOR ALL YOUR SOCHI COVERAGE REMEMBER THE WINTER GAMES START THURSDAY -- RIGHT HERE ON NBC 2.

OPENING CEREMONIES ARE FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


BABY DEATH-TRX-VO


NOW TO AN NBC-2 UPDATE THIS MORNING.

FOUL PLAY IS NOT SUSPECTED IN THE DEATH OF 3 MONTH OLD BABY IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THAT IS THE WORD FROM THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE.

THE LITTLE GIRL WAS FOUND UNRESPONSIVE MONDAY AT THE VISTA PALM APARTMENTS.

WE CAUGHT A GLIMPSE OF A WOMAN WE BELIEVE IS THE BABY'S MOTHER

SHE WAS SPEAKING WITH AN INVESTIGATOR.

D-C-F SAYS IT WILL LOOK OVER THE DEATH INVESTIGATION TO SEE IF THERE WAS ABUSE OR NEGLECT.

BUT NEIGHBORS WE SPOKE WITH SAY THE PARENTS ARE GOOD PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


BABY DEATH-SOTVO


Vernon Watkins

4:06 i feel bad it happened 4:08 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 DETERMINE THE EXACT CAUSE OF DEATH. 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...


CRACKING JEAPORDYS CODE-VO


A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ARGUING ABOUT A NEW "JEOPARDY" CHAMPION WHO SEEMS TO

HAVE UNLOCKED A SECRET TO WINNING.

AFTER ARTHUR CHU'S 4 WINS A FLURRY OF TWEETS.AND POSTING. "THIS IS THE FACE

OF A JEOPARDY VILLAIN" AND: "NO RESPECT FOR JEOPARDY TRADITION!"

SO WHAT'S CHU'S UNORTHODOX METHOD?

WHILE THE TYPICAL CONTESTANT OFTEN STICKS WITH ONE CATEGORY AND GOES FROM TOP TO BOTTOM,

CHU OFTEN JUMPS AROUND THE BOARD -- KEEPING HIS OPPONENTS GUESSING -- AND ONE STEP BEHIND. Return to index of stories...


CRACKING JEAPORDYS CODE-SOTVO


"the strategy of the game is not just playing offese, but playing

defense. trying to deny your opponents opportunities to score on you."

SOME WEBSITES - NOW HAILING HIM A "HERO" AND A "MAD GENIUS."

AND SAY WE MAY JUST HAVE SOMEONE WHO'S FINALLY CRACKED THE CODE OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE QUIZ SHOW. Return to index of stories...


WAVV 101.1 TEASE-SSTOPS


IF YOU NEED TO WALK OUT THE DOOR - WE CAN STILL MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE KNOW TODAY -

TUNE US IN ON WAVV 101.1 - WE ARE LIVE FROM 6-7! Return to index of stories...


TEASE STORY 1-2SHOT VO


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

MORE CRUISE SHIP TROUBLES THIS MORNING.

A FOUR YEAR OLD IS DEAD AFTER DROWING ON IN A POOL BOARD.

STRAIGHT AHEAD FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY THERE WAS NO LIFEGURAD ON DUTY. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TEASE-OMNI


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BREAK EIGHT 5:49:40 AM


HIT TIME 5:49:40 AM

LENGTH 2:20 Return to index of stories...


5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Full Forecast

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.

"Increasing rain chances"

It certainly was a hot one yesterday as our afternoon high climbed to 88° in Fort Myers. This broke our record high of 87° at Page Field, which was set back in 1997. Over the next few days, temperatures won't be quite as warm as rain prospects increase. We'll finally track some cooler air set to arrive early next week with the passage of a cold front.

Our morning will start off with a few clouds and even a patch or two of fog out by the coast. It will also be quite mild with temperatures in the middle to upper 60s. A mix of sun and clouds will take us into the late morning hours as temperatures begin their climb into the middle to upper 70s. Daytime highs will max out in the lower half of the 80s today with increasing clouds during the afternoon. As a front works its way across central Florida and stalls, a few showers will be possible during the afternoon, especially along and east of I-75 as steering winds remain from the south/southwest.

Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the middle 60s. Rain chances will continue to run near 30% with a few widely scattered showers during the evening and overnight period.

Clouds will stick around through Thursday and Friday along with a slight rain chance, before more sunshine breaks out for the first half of the weekend. Temperatures will run several degrees above average for this time of year as highs return to the 80s for Saturday. A stronger cold front will approach the area on Sunday bringing scattered showers to Southwest Florida. In the wake of this front, a cooler airmass will move in with highs in the middle 70s along with lower humidity. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI


CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

ALL CLEAR, COLLIER CO ENFORCEMENT

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


WHATS COMING UP AT SIX-CLIP


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WHATS COMING UP AT SIX-NEWSROOM


I'M LIVE IN THE NBC-2 NEWSROOM WHERE OUR MORNING TEAM IS HARD AT WORK, BRINGING YOU A LOT OF BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT. Return to index of stories...


1) DEADLY FIRE-VOTOPS


FIRST WE WILL HAVE A LIVE UPDATE RIGHT AT THE TOP OF 6:00 O'CLOCK ON A DEADLY FIRE IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

ONE VICTIM WAS DISCOVERED.

THERE ARE A LOT OF INVESTIGATORS ALL OVER THE SCENE RIGHT NOW. AND OUR SAM SWEENEY HAS NEW INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


2) MIDPOINT CRASH-VOTOPS


PLUS, MORE BREAKING NEWS ALONG THE MID POINT BRIDGE!

ALL LANES ARE COMPLETELY OPEN FOR YOUR MORNING COMMUTE, BUT SOMEONE DID DIE ON THE SCENE.

WE ARE WORKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE VICTIM, AND HOW THE CRASH HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


3) NAVY SCANDAL-VOTOPS


PLUS, THIS IS A BIG HEADLINE BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR -- THE NAVY IS DEALING WITH A FRESH, NEW CHEATING SCANDAL AND IT HAPPENED AT A NUCLEAR FACILITY. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP AT 6 TAG-NEWSROOM


OUR STACEY DEFFENBAUGH IS IN THE NEWSROOM RIGHT NOW, ABOUT TO UPDATE US ON THAT NEWEST SCANDAL.

YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW IS 6:26. Return to index of stories...


CRUISE SHIP DROWINING-VOTOPS


A FOUR-YEAR OLD BOY HAS DIED AFTER DROWNING IN A CRUISE SHIP POOL.

THE NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE SHIP 'BREAKAWAY' DOCKED IN FLORIDA LAST NIGHT ONE DAY AFTER THE INCIDENT.

A SECOND BOY, AGE SIX, WAS RESCUED, REVIVED, AND FLOWN TO A NORTH CAROLINA HOSPITAL.

NORWEGIAN SAID ON ITS FACEBOOK PAGE THAT EMERGENCY MEDICAL STAFF FOUND THE BOYS UNRESPONSIVE ON THE SHIP'S POOL DECK AND IMMEDIATELY PERFORMED C-P-R.

CRUISE SHIP POOLS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY. Return to index of stories...


MEMORIES ARENT AS ACCURATE-VOTOPS


WE MAY THINK WE'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE DETAILS OF OUR IMPORTANT LIFE EVENTS. BUT A NEW STUDY REVEALS OUR MEMORIES JUST AREN'T THAT ACCURATE!

RESEARCHERS OBSERVED HOW PEOPLE NOTICED. THEN RECALLED THE LOCATION OF CERTAIN ITEMS.

THEY FOUND OUR MEMORIES DON'T PLAY OUT LIKE A VIDEO CAMERA -- BECAUSE THE BRAIN COMBINES EMOTIONS AND EXPERIENCES FROM THE PRESENT WITH OUR MEMORIES FROM THE PAST. Return to index of stories...


JAY LENO'S TOP JOKES-VOTOPS


JAY LENO WILL HOST "THE TONIGHT SHOW" FOR THE FINAL TIME THIS THURSDAY.

AND ACCORDING TO THE CENTER FOR MEDIA AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS.PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON WAS THE BUTT OF 10-PERCENT OF LENO'S JOKES.

NEXT WAS PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH, AL GORE AND PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.

O-J SIMPSON WAS LENO'S TOP CELEBRITY TARGET.

LENO HAS HOSTED "THE TONIGHT SHOW" FOR 22 YEARS.

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A LIVE LOOK RIGHT NOW AT-- , SHOWING --

NBC2 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST HALEY WEBB WILL BE LIVE WITH AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE TWOS AT 6-02. Return to index of stories...


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