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ANCHOR SUPERS MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-2SH-SS-VO
DIRECTORS PAGE STRUCTURE FIRE IN NFM-SSTOPS-VO
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP STRUCTURE FIRE IN NFM-SOTVO
STRUCTURE FIRE IN NFM-2SH-SS-REMLIVE-VO-SS 6:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
STRUCTURE FIRE IN NFM-SOTVO 6:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-2SH-TRXSS-VO TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX
MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-SOTVO TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC
6:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP A&W AND MCGREGOR CRASH-TRX-VO
6:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL I75 CONSTRUCTION-TRX-OC-VO-SS
TRAFFIC ALERT-CLIP CRIME ANALYST ARRESTED-OC-SS-OBX
TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC CRIME ANALYST ARRESTED-NEWSROOM
A&W AND MCGREGOR CRASH-TRX-VO CRIME ANALYST ARRESTED-SS-VO
I75 CONSTRUCTION-TRX-OC-VO-SS CRIME ANALYST ARRESTED-NEWSROOM
CITRUS GREENING FARM BILL-OTS-VO CAPE BALLOTS-OC-TRX
WINTER WX LATEST-TRX-MITTO-VO IN PLASMA CAPE BALLOTS-PLASMA
WINTER WX LATEST-SOTVO CAPE BALLOTS-SS-VO
HALEY WX WALL-HALEY WX WALL CAPE BALLOTS-SOTVO
WX AND CATTLE AND CITRUS-TRX-OTS CAPE BALLOTS-PLASMA
SPARKS AND JOHNSON EVIDENCE-OC-VO DOLPHINS CRUISE-TRX-OC-SOTVO
SPARKS AND JOHNSON EVIDENCE-2 SOTVO QUARTER HOUR PUSH-trx-vo
NAVY CHEATING-OC-TRX-OBX FIRST ALERT DOPPLER TEASE-OMNI
NAVY CHEATING-NEWSROOM BREAK FOUR 6:38:53 AM
NAVY CHEATING-SOTVO 6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
NAVY CHEATING-NEWSROOM 6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
TEASE FIRE-TRX-VO TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
TEASE MIDPOINT-TRX-VO TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC
FORECAST TEASE-OMNI BREAKING CRASH-OC-TRX-VO
BREAK ONE 6:09:48 ALLERGIES ARE BAD-TRX-3SHOT BUB TOSS
6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP ALLERGIES ARE BAD-BUBBA
6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL ALLERGIES ARE BAD-SS
TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX ALLERGIES ARE BAD-SOT
TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC ALLERGIES ARE BAD-BUBBA
TRAFFIC ALERT BILLBOARD-CLIP BONITA AMBULANCE-OC-VO
SCHOOL BULLYING-OC-VO WINTER WX UPDATE-OC-TRX-VO
SCHOOL BULLYING-SOTVO WINTER WX UPDATE-MITTOTOPS
BABY DEATH-OC-VO NATIONAL WX PERSONS DAY-2SH-SS
LIFE JACKET LOANERS-TRX- VO IN PLASMA WHAT'S TRENDING 2DAY-SS-SOTVO
NATL SIGNING DAY-OTS COVERAGE PROMISE-TRX-VO
RADIO SHACK CLOSING STORES-OC WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT
LITTLE HOUSE DEATH-SSTOPS BREAK FIVE 6:49:12 AM
TEASE TOSS TO BREAK-2SHOT-SATLIVELOOK, VO BACKUP 6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
BREAK TWO 6:18:05 6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
OLYMPIC OPEN-CLIP TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
SOCHI OLYMPICS-2SH-OBX TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC
SOCHI OLYMPICS-SAT 27 TODAY SHOW TEASE-BNR SOTTOPS
SOCHI OLYMPICS-PKG TBA-TRX-VO
OLYMPIC LIVE Q & A-SATLIVE-OBX CLAY TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
SOCHI VENUES-2SH-SATLIVELOOK TS MIDPOINT CRASH-SSTOPS-VO
OLYMPIC VIEWERSHIP-2SHOT TS STRUCTURE FIRE DEADLY-VOTOPS
6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP TS I75 CONSTRUCTION-SSTOPS-VO
6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL TS A&W CRASH-VOTOPS
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP TS FDLE ARREST-SSTOPS-VO
TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC TS FARM BILL-VOTOPS
ANIMAL SERVICES CHANGES-OC-VIDBOX TS SULLIVAN TEAM CHECKS DAY 2-SSTOPS
HOFFMAN FINAL HOURS-OC-VO TS SPARKS AND JOHNSON EVIDENCE-VOTOPS
BEAR CUB LANAI-TRX-SOTVO TS NATL SIGNING DAY-OTS
FACEBOOK FRIEND OF THE DAY-SSTOPS TS LIFE JACKET LOANERS-VOTOPS
tease crime analyst-TRX-SS TS WINTER WX UPDATE-MITTOTOPS-VO
tease midpoint bridge-TRX-VO-SS DAYPLANNER FORECAST-OMNI
BREAK THREE 6:27:03 AM FINAL TRAFFIC-TRAFFICCAM
BREAKING NEWS-CLIPTOPS GOODBYE-4-SHOT


ANCHOR SUPERS


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DIRECTORS PAGE


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BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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STRUCTURE FIRE IN NFM-2SH-SS-REMLIVE-VO-SS


it's a wild wednesday. We've had a lot of breaking news this morning including 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 WITH NEW INFORMATION.

WE'RE TOLD THIS HAPPENED AT AN OLD ABANDONED MOTEL

BUT THEY BELIEVE THE DEAD PERSON WAS LIKELY A SQUATTER OR HOMELESS PERSON LIVING IN THE BUILDING.

THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED AND IS BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL. Return to index of stories...


STRUCTURE FIRE IN NFM-SOTVO


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MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-2SH-TRXSS-VO


MORE BREAKING NEWS, THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE IS NOW COMPLETELY OPEN IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AFTER A DEADLY MOTORCYCLE CRASH OVERNIGHT.

FORT MYERS POLICE HAD TO SHUT DOWN THE BRIDGE IN BOTH DIRECTIONS FOR HOURS EARLIER THIS MORNING.

NBC-2 CAMERAS ROLLING ON THE SCENE, GETTING YOU VIDEO FROM ALL SORTS OF VANTAGE POINTS OVERNIGHT.

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY A MOTORCYCLIST HIT A VEHICLE AS IT WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE JUST EAST OF THE MCGREGOR BOULEVARD FLYOVER.

WE DON'T KNOW THE VICTIM'S NAME YET.

WE TALKED TO A WITNESS WHO RAN RIGHT UP TO THE VICTIM AFTER HEARING THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-SOTVO


witness describing scene. To keep breathing

WE'RE TOLD THE VICTIM WAS WEARING A HELMET.

AS SOON AS WE HAVE A NAME OF THE MOTORCYCLIST WE'LL PASS IT ALONG. Return to index of stories...


6:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:02 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. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, LEE CO ENFORCEMENT

TAKING A LOOK AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ROADS RIGHT NOW.

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

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


A&W AND MCGREGOR CRASH-TRX-VO


MORE BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW IN FORT MYERS ---

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...


I75 CONSTRUCTION-TRX-OC-VO-SS


AND ANOTHER TRAFFIC ALERT OVERNIGHT ---

BOTH THE NORTH AND SOUTHBOUND LANES OF I-75 HAVE RE-OPENED FOR YOUR MORNING COMMUTE.

IN FACT IT RE OPENED WAY BEFORE 5AM AS SCHEDULED.

BUT CREWS WILL CONTINUE TO WORK TO DIRECTLY CONNECT THE AIRPORT TO THE INTERSTATE.

IT WILL CLOSED DOWN AGAIN TONIGHT AT 11, AND RE OPEN TOMORROW MORNING AT 5AM.

THE SECTION STRETCHES FROM DANIELS PARKWAY TO ALICO ROAD.

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

AGAIN, LANES ARE ALL CLEAR RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


CITRUS GREENING FARM BILL-OTS-VO


THIS IS JUST INTO OUR NEWSROOM --THE FARM BILL is on the fast track!

OVERNIGHT WE LEARNED THAT INSTEAD OF SIGNING IT THIS SUNDAY, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WILL SIGN THE NEARLY $100 BILLION-A-YEAR FARM BILL THIS FRIDAY.

AND IT INCLUDES 125-MILLION DOLLARS TO FIGHT CITRUS GREENING.

THE DISEASE HAS INFECTED VIRTUALLY EVERY GROVE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

THOSE FEDERAL DOLLARS WILL GO TOWARD CITRUS GREENING RESEARCH AND

COMBATING THE DISEASE. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WX LATEST-TRX-MITTO-VO IN PLASMA


RIGHT NOW NBC-2 IS TRACKING FLIGHTS IN AND OUT OF SOUTHEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND WE'RE SEEING: 13 ARRIVING FLIGHTS ARE CANCELLED.

AND 5 DEPARTING FLIGHTS ARE CANCELLED.

ALL FROM NORTHEAST.

AND IT'S ALL THANKS TO THIS!

A SNOW STORM THAT'S POUNDED THE MIDWEST IS GOING TO MAKE FOR A MESSY, AND POSSIBLY DANGEROUS, MORNING COMMUTE IN THE NORTHEAST.

SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN HAS LEFT THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER IN ARKANSAS, AND UP TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW HAS FALLEN IN ILLINOIS.

IN MASSACHUSETTS, SOME AREAS COULD GET UP TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW, AND SOME AREAS, INCLUDING BOSTON, HAVE CLOSED SCHOOL FOR THE DAY. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WX LATEST-SOTVO


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."

"i'm ready for it to end a little bit. i feel like it's been a lot.

"school is cancelled! school is cancelled! school is cancelled! because it

's coooooollllld."

THAT LAST PART THERE WAS A KENTUCKY PRINCIPAL AND TEACHER SINGING THE SCHOOL CLOSINGS ANNOUNCEMENT, AT LEAST THEY'RE HAVING FUN WITH IT.

AND HALEY'S TRACKING THIS WINTER WALLOP. Return to index of stories...


HALEY WX WALL-HALEY WX WALL


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WX AND CATTLE AND CITRUS-TRX-OTS


NOW WE'RE LOOKING AT THE WINTER WEATHER'S IMPACT, AT THE GROCERY STORE.

FIRST OF ALL, BEEF.

CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT HAS FORCED RANCHERS TO LIQUIDATE HERDS. SHRINKING THE CATTLE POPULATION TO A 61-YEAR LOW.

PRICES ARE ALREADY BEING DRIVEN HIGHER.

AND THE DROUGHT --COUPLED WITH THE DEEP FREEZE THAT GRIPPED CALIFORNIA IN

DECEMBER-- ARE BEING BLAMED FOR WIPING OUT NEARLY A QUARTER OF THE STATE'S

CITRUS INDUSTRY.

THAT'S A LOSS OF MORE THAN 400-MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


SPARKS AND JOHNSON EVIDENCE-OC-VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW ---

A JUDGE WILL REVIEW SOME LENGTHY TRANSCRIPTS BEFORE MAKING A DECISION ON WHETHER EVIDENCE IN A SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE WILL BE ALLOWED.

A LEE COUNTY COUPLE IS TRYING TO GET KEY CELL PHONE EVIDENCE THROWN OUT AS THEY FACE SERIOUS CHARGES IN STATE COURT.

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

THE DEFENSE ARGUES PHOTO EVIDENCE AND STATEMENTS SHOULD BE EXCLUDED FROM TRIAL BECAUSE LAW ENFORCEMENT ILLEGALLY SEARCHED THE CELL PHONE. Return to index of stories...


SPARKS AND JOHNSON EVIDENCE-2 SOTVO


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

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

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. Return to index of stories...


NAVY CHEATING-OC-TRX-OBX


A MAJOR HEADLINE BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR ---

THE MILITARY IS INVESTIGATING ANOTHER CHEATING SCANDAL AT A NUCLEAR FACILITY.

NBC-2 ANCHOR STACEY DEFFENBAUGH HAS THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS LIVE FROM THE NEWSROOM. Last time it was the air force.this time the navy! Return to index of stories...


NAVY CHEATING-NEWSROOM


KRISTA, 30 SAILORS WHO WORK ON POWER SYSTEMS ON SHIPS AND SUBMARINES ARE THE FOCUS OF THIS INVESTIGATION.

IT'S LEFT ANOTHER BLACK MARK ON THE MILITARY'S INTEGRITY. Return to index of stories...


NAVY CHEATING-SOTVO


"I guess I believe now that we do have systemic problems within the force." WHITE FLASH

"We conservatively estimate that this is probably less than one percent of the navy nuclear propulsion force."

THE NAVY HAS DECERTIFIED THE 30 INSTRUCTORS IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.

THEY'RE ACCUSED OF SHARING INFORMATION, AND CHEATING ON AN EXAM.

THEY HAVE ALL HAD THEIR ACCESS TO THE FACILITY REMOVED. Return to index of stories...


NAVY CHEATING-NEWSROOM


AND I'VE CONFIRMED OVERNIGHT, THAT THERE IS ANOTHER INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY.

THE ACCUSATION IS FRAUD BY NATIONAL GUARD RECRUITERS WHO TOOK BONUSES MEANT FOR RANK-AND-FILE SOLDIERS.

THEY ARE ACCUSED OF TAKING AT LEAST $29 MILLION DOLLARS.

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


TEASE FIRE-TRX-VO


IF YOU'RE JUST WAKING UP, BREAKING NEWS ON A DEADLY FIRE IN NORTH FORT MYERS. We're TOLD IT MAY HAVE BEEN A HOMELESS PERSON OR SQUATTER INSIDE AN OLD MOTEL ON LAUREN DRIVE AND TAMIAMI TRAIL.

THE FIRE MARSHALL IS COMING OUT TO INVESTIGATE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE MIDPOINT-TRX-VO


MORE BREAKING NEWS --- ALL LANES ARE OPEN AFTER A DEADLY CRASH ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE. A MOTORCYCLIST WAS KILLED WHEN HE LOST CONTROL, CRASHED AND FELL ABOUT 30 FEET. AGAIN ALL LANES OPEN RIGHT NOW, YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TEASE-OMNI


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BREAK ONE 6:09:48


HIT TIME 6:09:48

LENTH 2:27 Return to index of stories...


6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:12 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. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, CONSTRUCTION?

TAKING A LOOK AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ROADS RIGHT NOW.

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

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


TRAFFIC ALERT BILLBOARD-CLIP


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SCHOOL BULLYING-OC-VO


WE ARE LOOKING AHEAD NOW TO A SECOND READING AND VOTE , ON COLLIER COUNTY'S CONTROVERSIAL ANTI-BULLYING POLICY CHANGES.

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

RIGHT NOW SCHOOL OFFICIALS ONLY HANDLE CASES ON CAMPUS.

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


SCHOOL 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. Return to index of stories...


BABY DEATH-OC-VO


NOW AN NBC-2 UPDATE ---

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

WE ARE STILL AWAITING AUTOPSY RESULTS.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE SAYS THE LITTLE GIRL WAS FOUND UNRESPONSIVE THIS WEEK AT THE VISTA PALMS 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. Return to index of stories...


LIFE JACKET LOANERS-TRX- VO IN PLASMA


ALL NEW THIS MORNING ---

A NEW LIFEJACKET LOANER PROGRAM WILL LAUNCH AT SUGDEN REGIONAL PARK IN COLLIER COUNTY AT NOON TODAY.

COLLIER COUNTY'S PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, ALONG WITH THE NCH ARE LAUNCHING THE "KIDS DON'T FLOAT, LIFEJACKETS DO" PROGRAM.

IT WILL PLACE LOANER LIFEJACKETS AT FIVE AREA BEACHES, INCLUDING SUGDEN PARK, CLAM PASS, VANDERBILT BEACH, SOUTH MARCO ISLAND, AND TIGERTAIL BEACH.

THERE WILL BE 20 LIFEJACKETS PER STATION WITH SIZES FOR ADULTS AND KIDS.

YOU'LL SEE SIGNS FOR THE PROGRAM ON THE BEACHES, ALONG WITH THE NAMES OF DONORS TO MAKE THIS PROGRAM POSSIBLE.

IF ANY LIFEJACKETS ARE MISSING OR IN DISREPAIR, THEY WILL BE REPLACED. Return to index of stories...


NATL SIGNING DAY-OTS


IT'S NATIONAL SIGNING DAY!

STARTING AT 7:30 THIS MORNING THE NBC-2 SPORTS TEAM WILL BE VERY BUSY, FANNING THE AREA TO SHOOT AS MANY SIGNINGS AS THEY POSSIBLE CAN.

IT'S ALWAYS A BIG DAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, SOME OF WHOM WOULD NOT BE GOING TO COLLEGE IF NOT FOR THESE SCHOLARSHIPS.

AT IMMOKALEE, ANOTHER BIG YEAR FOR TOP RECRUITS LIKE JC JACKSON AND D'ERNEST JOHNSON, BOTH COULD GO TO UF TO PLAY FOR THE GATORS.

AT NAPLES, NIKKI KALLENBERG IS THE AREA'S TOP TENNIS PLAYER.

SHE'S GOING TO HARVARD.

AT IDA BAKER IN THE CAPE, PROBABLY THEIR BIGGEST SIGNING DAY FOR THEIR PROGRAM'S HISTORY WITH THREE PLAYERS GOING DIVISION ONE.

COUNT ON NBC-2 FOR FULL COVERAGE IN THE DAY AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


RADIO SHACK CLOSING STORES-OC


JUST DAYS AFTER ITS POPULAR SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL POKED FUN AT IT'S "BEEN THERE, DONE THAT" REPUTATION. RADIO SHACK SAYS IT WILL CLOSE AROUND 500 STORES DUE TO RESTRUCTURING.

NO WORD YET, ON WHICH STORES -- OR WHEN. Return to index of stories...


LITTLE HOUSE DEATH-SSTOPS


SAD NEWS THIS MORNING OUT OF HOLLYWOOD.

CHARACTER ACTOR RICHARD BULL HAS DIED.

BUT MOST OF YOU MAY KNOW HIM AS MR. OELSON.

BULL PLAYED GENERAL STORE OWNER MR. OLESON ON THE LONG-RUNNING TV SERIES "LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE."

ACTRESS ALISON ANGRIM WHO PLAYED HIS DAUGHTER "ENLLIE" ON THE SHOW SAID BULL WAS JUST AS KIND AND INTELLIGENT IN REAL LIFE AS HE HIS CHARACTER ON THE SHOW.

HE WAS 89 YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TOSS TO BREAK-2SHOT-SATLIVELOOK, VO BACKUP


WE ARE SO EXCITED RIGHT NOW ABOUT THE WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES!

THIS MORNING WE BEGIN OUR DAILY, LIVE REPORTS FROM SOCHI RUSSIA!

NBC'S DAVE WAGNER IS GETTING READY FOR A LIVE REPORT IN JUST MINUTES. WE'LL UPDATE YOU ON ATHLETES GEARING UP FOR THE GAMES AS WELL AS SECUEITY CONCERNS, YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


BREAK TWO 6:18:05


HIT TIME 6:18:05AM

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OLYMPIC OPEN-CLIP


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SOCHI OLYMPICS-2SH-OBX


WE ARE ON THE ROAD TO SOCHI!

AND JUST TWO DAYS BEFORE OPENING CEREMONIES. AMERICAN ATHLETES ARE GEARING UP FOR THE 2014 OLYMPIC GAMES.

NBC'S DAVE WAGNER IS LIVE IN SOCHI, RUSSIA.

DAVE, IT'S AN UNUSUAL PLACE FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS? Return to index of stories...


SOCHI OLYMPICS-SAT 27


THIS IS THE RUSSIAN RIVIERA. A SUB-TROPICAL CLIMATE.

ON ONE SIDE, PALM TREES AND THE BLACK SEA. ON THE OTHER SIDE, MOUNTAINS FILLED WITH SNOW. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI OLYMPICS-PKG


PRACTICE RUNS HAVE STARTED AT THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAIN CLUSTER.

A SERIES OF SLOPES. JUMPS. AND HALF PIPES. ALL CENTERED AROUND THE ROSA KHUTOR ALPINE CENTER.

AFTER EARLY CONCERNS ABOUT A LACK OF SNOW. U-S TEAM MEMBERS SAY CONDITIONS ARE --WELL-- GOLDEN.

"It's awesome, there's a lot of snow. We rode powder this morning, and it was amazing."

U-S SKATERS ARE MAKING THEIR PRACTICE ROUNDS IN THE CLUSTER OF OLYMPIC VENUES ALONG THE BLACK SEA COAST.

SPEED SKATERS IN ADLER ARENA.

THE BOLSHOY ICE DOME DESIGNED TO LOOK LIKE A DROP OF WATER.

AND THE SAYBA ARENA, SHAPED TO REPRESENT A WHIRLWIND OF SNOW OR PUCK IN MOTION IS WHERE OLYMPIC HOCKEY WILL BE PLAYED.

WHILE THE PREMIER EVENT OF THE WINTER GAMES FOR MANY - FIGURE SKATING - WILL PLAY OUT INSIDE THE "ICEBERG" SKATING PALACE.

ALL OF THE NEW. MODERN VENUES. CENTERED AROUND OLYMPIC PARK.

THERE IS STEPPED UP SECURITY IN THE PARK. AND ACROSS THE REGION. AFTER EARLY THREATS. THE RUSSIANS SAY THE GAMES WILL BE SAFE.

BEHIND THE SCENES. AN EFFORT OF "OLYMPIC" PROPORTIONS CONTINUES AT NBC.

THE NETWORK WILL BROADCAST MORE THAN 15-HUNDRED HOURS OF COVERAGE. AND NBCOLYMPICS.COM WILL STREAM MORE

THAN A THOUSAND HOURS OF LIVE COMPETITION ON-LINE.

"It's probably been our hardest logistically. Just because of the challenges of getting all the gear into Russia - getting through customs, getting across the oceans. getting through all the airports. it's been a real challenge."

A CHALLENGE THAT SHIFTS TO THE AMERICAN TEAM NOW. HOPING A LOT OF THEIR TV-TIME HERE WILL BE ON THE MEDAL STAND. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC LIVE Q & A-SATLIVE-OBX CLAY


LAST NIGHT, OLYMPIC ORGANIZERS SHOT OFF FIREWORKS IN PREPARATION FOR OPENING CEREMONIES.

IT WAS A LITTLE UNNERVING FOR PEOPLE ON EDGE ABOUT TERRORISM DURING THESE GAMES.

I'M DAVE WAGNER IN SOCHI. NOW, BACK TO YOU.

HOW MUCH SECURITY ARE YOU SEEING AROUND SOCHI? Return to index of stories...


SOCHI VENUES-2SH-SATLIVELOOK


NOW AS WE HEAD INTO THE GAMES, WE HAVE SOME GUIDANCE ON HOW SAY THE NAMES OF THE VENUES.

ONE OF THE SKIING VENUES IS KRASNAYA POLYANA.

HISTORICALLY THE WORD KRASNAYA MEANS "BEAUTIFUL".

NOWADAYS, IT MEANS "RED".

TURNING TO THE BOLSHOI ICE DOME, THE WORD BOLSHOI MEANS BIG.

AND IN ICE HOCKEY, IT'S CALLED THE SHAYBA ARENA, AND IT MEANS PUCK. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC VIEWERSHIP-2SHOT


AND A BRAND NEW SURVEY IS OUT AND IT SHOWS JUST HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL TUNE IN TO THE OLYMPICS.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS-GFK POLL SHOWS MORE THAN HALF OF AMERICANS WILL WATCH.

IT ALSO FINDS THAT FIGURE SKATING IS BY FAR THE MOST POPULAR WINTER SPORT, WITH 24 PERCENT CITING IT AS THEIR FAVORITE. Return to index of stories...


6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


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...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, CONSTRUCTION?

TAKING A LOOK AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ROADS RIGHT NOW.

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

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


ANIMAL SERVICES CHANGES-OC-VIDBOX


LOOKING AHEAD NOW, IN LEE COUNTY NEW PET ORDINANCES WILL GO INTO EFFECT MAY FIRST.

LEE COUNTY HAS APPROVED SWEEPING CHANGES TO THE WAY YOU MANAGE YOUR PETS.

THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS VOTED TO MAKE IT MANDATORY THAT YOU SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR DOGS.

IF YOU DON'T,

YOU'LL HAVE TO GET A A LICENSE TO BREED, UNLESS YOU'RE A HUNTER.

THEY'VE ALSO PASSED AN ANTI TETHERING ORDINANCE.

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HOFFMAN FINAL HOURS-OC-VO


RIGHT NOW WE HAVE NEW DETAILS ON PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN'S DEATH.

POLICE ARE NOW PIECING TOGETHER ACTOR'S FINAL HOURS.

THEY SAY HOFFMAN WITHDREW 12 hundred dollars IN SIX ATM TRANSACTIONS IN ABOUT AN HOUR, THE DAY BEFORE HE WAS FOUND DEAD WITH A SYRINGE IN HIS ARM. Return to index of stories...


BEAR CUB LANAI-TRX-SOTVO


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

DEVELOPING NOW --- A BEAR BIOLOGIST IS SET TO COME OUT TO NORTH NAPLES IN THE DAY AHEAD, AFTER THIS BEAR CUB WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA WALKING AROUND SOMEONE'S LANAI.

THIS IS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO.

THE OWNER OF THE HOUSE SAYS HE'S SEEN THIS CUB'S MOTHER, FATHER, AND SIBLING IN HIS BACKYARD FOR WEEKS!

HE WANTS F-W-C TO RELOCATE THE ANIMALS AFTER HIS SON CAME FACE TO FACE WITH THE ENTIRE FAMILY.

F-W-C SAYS THAT'S NOT A VERY GOOD OPTION.

THEY'RE URGING HIM TO PURCHASE ELECTRIC FENCING. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK FRIEND OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


TIME NOW TO SAY HELLO AND GOOD MORNING TO OUR NBC2 FACEBOOK FRIEND OF THE DAY.

THIS IS EVA WALCZYNSKI OF CAPE CORAL

GREAT TO SEE YOU - THANKS FOR WATCHING AND CONNECTING WITH US ON OUR NBC2 NEWS FACEBOOK PAGE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LIKE US - AND YOU COULD BE NEXT!

EVA - HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY! Return to index of stories...


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NBC-2 IS WORKING ON A JAM PACKED 6:30 HALF HOUR COMING UP ---

OUR TOP STORY BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR ---

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS GUY ---

HE'S A FORMER CRIME SCENE ANALYST ARRESTED FOR TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE.

OUR STACEY DEFFENBAUGH IS LIVE THIS MORNING WITH WHAT'S NEXT IN THIS MAJOR CASE. Return to index of stories...


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AND WE'RE UPDATING A SERIOUS CRASH OVERNIGHT ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE --- COLONIAL AND SUMMERLIN WERE SHUT DOWN. WILL IT AFFECT YOUR MORNING COMMUTE. Return to index of stories...


BREAK THREE 6:27:03 AM


HIT TIME 6:27:03

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


BREAKING NEWS-CLIPTOPS


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MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-2SH-SS-VO


BREAKING NEWS, WE HAVE JUST LEARNED THE MOTORCYCLIST INVOLVE DIN AN OVERNIGHT CRASH IS STILL ALIVE.

THE CRASH HAPPENED ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTED THE MOTORCYCLIST HAD DIED.

BUT WE JUST RECEIEVED AN UPDATE REPORT FROM THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO IS LEADING THE INVESTIGATION , THAT HE IS IN THE ICU AT THE HOSPITAL. WE'RE TOLD HE WAS WEARING A HELMET. Return to index of stories...


STRUCTURE FIRE IN NFM-SSTOPS-VO


BREAKING OVERNIGHT, 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.

WE'RE TOLD THIS HAPPENED AT AN 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...


STRUCTURE FIRE IN NFM-SOTVO


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6:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:32 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. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, LEE CO ENFORCEMENT

TAKING A LOOK AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ROADS RIGHT NOW.

ROADS ARE ALL CLEAR - NO ACCIDENTS OR ROAD BLOCKS TO REPORT.

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


A&W AND MCGREGOR CRASH-TRX-VO


MORE BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW IN FORT MYERS ---

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...


I75 CONSTRUCTION-TRX-OC-VO-SS


AND ANOTHER TRAFFIC ALERT OVERNIGHT ---

BOTH THE NORTH AND SOUTHBOUND LANES OF I-75 HAVE RE-OPENED FOR YOUR MORNING COMMUTE.

IN FACT IT RE OPENED WAY BEFORE 5AM AS SCHEDULED.

BUT CREWS WILL CONTINUE TO WORK TO DIRECTLY CONNECT THE AIRPORT TO THE INTERSTATE.

IT WILL CLOSED DOWN AGAIN TONIGHT AT 11.

THE SECTION STRETCHES FROM DANIELS PARKWAY TO ALICO ROAD.

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

AGAIN, LANES ARE ALL CLEAR RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


CRIME ANALYST ARRESTED-OC-SS-OBX


THIS IS NOW MAKING HEADLINES NATIONWIDE --

IF YOU WENT TO BED EARLY LAST NIGHT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED THIS.

CRIMINALS MAY WALK FREE -- including many in southwest florida.

THIS MAN THE FORMER CRIME LAB ANALYST WAS ARRESTED TUESDAY AND NOW WE COULD SOON START SEEING A LOT OF APPEALS IN CRIMINAL CASES.

NBC 2 ANCHOR STACEY DEFFENBAUGH IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT THIS FORMER CRIME LAB SUPERVISOR.

SHE JOINS US LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH NEW INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


CRIME ANALYST ARRESTED-NEWSROOM


KRISTA, THIS IS A BOMSHELL ACCUSATION THAT HAS PEOPLE TALKING THIS MORNING.

I'VE CONFIRMED THAT JOSEPH GRAVES POSTED BOND AND IS OUT OF JAIL THIS MORNING.

I ALSO DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT THAT HE WORKED AT FDLE SINCE 2005. HE WAS WELL RESPECTED, EVEN BEING PROMOTED TO SUPERVISOR. Return to index of stories...


CRIME ANALYST ARRESTED-SS-VO


IF YOU WENT TO BED EARLY LAST NIGHT, THIS IS 1ST TIME YOU ARE SEEING A PICTURE OF HIM.

HE WAS CHEMIST WHO WORKED OUT OF THE PENSACOLA CRIME LAB.

BUT CASES FROM ALL OVER THE STATE WERE SENT THERE.

HE WORKED ON ROUGHLY 26-HUNDRED CASES.

DETECTIVES SAY GRAVES WAS TAKING DRUGS THAT WERE EVIDENCE IN CRIMINAL CASES AND SELLING THEM.

PROSECUTORS NOW FORCED TO REVIEW ALL THE CASES IMPACTED.

FORMER STATE ATTORNEY JOSEPH D'ALESSANDRO, WHO LIVES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, SAYS THERE SHOULD BE MORE EYES WATCHING CHEMISTS.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS IMPACTED BY THIS. GRAVES WAS INVOLVED IN CLOSE TO 150 CASES. I HAVE TALKED THIS MORNING ON FACEBOOK TO SEVERAL LOCAL ATTORNEYS WHO TOLD ME, THAT DEFENSE ATTRONEYS WILL LIKELY START FILING APPEALS TO ALL THOSE CASES. Return to index of stories...


CRIME ANALYST ARRESTED-NEWSROOM


GRAVES IS CHARGED WITH GRAND THEFT, TAMPERING WITH

EVIDENCE AND ILLEGAL DRUG TRAFFICKING.

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


CAPE BALLOTS-OC-TRX


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 BALLOTS-PLASMA


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 BALLOTS-SS-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. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BALLOTS-SOTVO


"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."

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CAPE BALLOTS-PLASMA


I TALKED WITH SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS, SHARON HARRINGTON --

SHE DOESN'T BELIEVE ANYTHING WILL BE FOUND.

WE'LL BE THERE AT 9:00 THIS MORNING WHEN THE COUNT STARTS BACK UP.

LIVE IN STUDIO CF. Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS CRUISE-TRX-OC-SOTVO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING ---

SOME GREAT VIDEO TO SHOW YOU FROM THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ---

A BUNCH OF DOLPHINS SHOWED UP DURING A RECENT CRUISE AND EVERYBODY GOT REALLY EXCITED!

CHECK IT OUT.

nats of dolphins on conservancy cruise

THE CONSERVANCY SAYS A GROUP OF ABOUT 6 DOLPHINS WERE SWIMMING ALL AROUND THE BOAT HERE IN ROOKERY BAY.

IT HAPPENED DURING THE GOOD FORTUNE HIDDEN HISTORY CRUISE.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN HEADING OUT ON ONE OF THESE TOURS, JUST CONTACT THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH-trx-vo


IF YOU ARE JUST WAKING UP, BIG BREAKING NEWS, WE HAVE JUST LEARNED THE MOTORCYCLIST INVOLVE IN AN OVERNIGHT CRASH IS STILL ALIVE.

THE CRASH HAPPENED ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTED THE MOTORCYCLIST HAD DIED. DETAILS ON THE MIX UP NEXT.

. YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW. HALEY? Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT DOPPLER TEASE-OMNI


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BREAK FOUR 6:38:53 AM


HIT TIME 6:38:53

LENGTH 3:07 Return to index of stories...


6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:42 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. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, CONSTRUCTION OR CHAR CO ENFORCEMENT

TAKING A LOOK AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ROADS RIGHT NOW.

ROADS ARE ALL CLEAR - NO ACCIDENTS OR ROAD BLOCKS TO REPORT.

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


BREAKING CRASH-OC-TRX-VO


BREAKING NEWS, WE HAVE JUST LEARNED THE MOTORCYCLIST INVOLVED IN AN OVERNIGHT CRASH IS STILL ALIVE.

THE CRASH HAPPENED ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE OVERNIGHT.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTED THE MOTORCYCLIST HAD DIED.

BUT WE JUST RECEIEVED AN UPDATE REPORT FROM THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO IS LEADING THE INVESTIGATION , THAT HE IS IN THE ICU AT THE HOSPITAL.

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHO THE VICTIM IS AND HOW THE CRASH HAPPENED.

WE'RE TOLD HE WAS WEARING A HELMET. Return to index of stories...


ALLERGIES ARE BAD-TRX-3SHOT BUB TOSS


ALL NEW IN THIS MORNING'S HEALTHCAST ---

ITCHY, WATERY EYES. A STUFFY NOSE.

ARE WE DESCRIBING WHAT YOU'RE WAKING UP WITH THIS TODAY?!

THE SUDDEN WARM WEATHER IN HAS ALLERGY SEASON SOARING INTO HIGH GEAR!

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH SOME TIPS ON HOW TO CLEAR UP THE STUFFINESS. Return to index of stories...


ALLERGIES ARE BAD-BUBBA


WE'RE NOT THE ONLY ONES ENJOYING THE BEAUTIFUL WARM WEATHER. SO ARE TREES. Return to index of stories...


ALLERGIES ARE BAD-SS


THESE TREES -- LIVE OAK AND PINE POLLEN ARE IN FULL BLOOM RIGHT NOW.

IF YOUR SENSITIVE TO POLLEN, YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL THE EFFECTS.

ALLERGISTS SAY. BRACE YOURSELF FOR WHAT'S AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


ALLERGIES ARE BAD-SOT


"the longer is stays warm the pollination will continue to occur over

the next several days. And remember, pine pollen is one of the first

to come out usually in February.but to But now that its warmer it's

probably going to stay pretty warm except for a few cold spells for a

day or two. You're going to see a lot higher pollen counts." Return to index of stories...


ALLERGIES ARE BAD-BUBBA


SOME WAYS TO ALLEVIATE YOUR SYMPTOMS.

TAKE ANTIHISTIMINES AND GET ALLERGY AIR FILTERS FOR YOUR HOME

ALSO, HERE'S AN INTERESTING ONE. AVOID MILK PRODUCTS.

DAIRY STIMULATES THE BUILD OF FLEM CAUSING YOU TO GET STUFFY.

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


BONITA AMBULANCE-OC-VO


NBC-2 IS STAYING ON TOP OF THIS DEVELOPING SITUATION ---

LEE COUNTY AND BONITA SPRINGS CONTINUE TO BATTLE OVER WHETHER FIRE CREWS CAN START THEIR OWN AMBULANCE SERVICE.

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

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

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 SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WX UPDATE-OC-TRX-VO


IF YOU'RE JUST WAKING UP WITH US WE ARE TRACKING THE LATEST WITH A WINTER STORM SLAMMING THE MIDWEST AND NORTHEAST.

IT'S GOING TO MAKE FOR A MESSY, AND POSSIBLY DANGEROUS, MORNING COMMUTE IN THE NORTHEAST TODAY.

SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN HAS LEFT THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER IN ARKANSAS, AND UP TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED TO FALL IN ILLINOIS BY THIS MORNING.

IN MASSACHUSETTS, SOME AREAS COULD GET UP TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW, AND SOME AREAS, INCLUDING BOSTON, HAVE CLOSED SCHOOL FOR THE DAY. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WX UPDATE-MITTOTOPS


AND RIGHT NOW WE ARE TRACKING FLIGHTS IN AND OUT OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT --

WE'RE SEEING 13 ARRIVING FLIGHTS ARE CANCELLED.

AND 5 DEPARTING FLIGHTS ARE CANCELLED.

ALL FROM NORTHEAST.

YOU CAN ALWAYS CHECK FLIGHTS ON OUR WEBSITE, NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL WX PERSONS DAY-2SH-SS


DO YOU KNOW WHAT TODAY IS?!

IT'S NATIONAL WEATHER PERSON'S DAY!

SO WE WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO NBC-2 CHIEF METEOLOGIST HALEY WEBB!

THIS IS A DAY TO RECOGNIZE THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO PROVIDE AMERICANS WITH THE BEST WEATHER, WATER, AND CLIMATE FORECASTS AND WARNING SERVICES OF ANY NATION.

WE NEVER TAKE OUR WEATHER INFORMATION FOR GRANTED, SO THANK YOU HALEY! Return to index of stories...


WHAT'S TRENDING 2DAY-SS-SOTVO


TIME NOW TO SEE WHAT'S TRENDING TODAY ----

THIS IS JAY LENO'S FINAL WEEK AS HOST OF "THE TONIGHT SHOW".

AND HE SAT DOWN WITH NBC TO TALK ABOUT IT.

"You went through a farewell a few years ago. You had all the staff out with you as you said goodbye. Granted, that was emotional, but how do you think that's going to compare, your last night, doing it this time around?

"Well, I think this will be a little more muted. We did a last night once before. You can rerun that one. Yeah, we can rerun that one. It'll be emotional I think, but it'll be different."

LENO'S FINAL SHOW AS HOST IS TOMORROW NIGHT!

JIMMY FALLON TAKES OVER ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH. Return to index of stories...


COVERAGE PROMISE-TRX-VO


IF YOU ARE JUST WAKING UP, BIG BREAKING NEWS, WE HAVE JUST LEARNED THE MOTORCYCLIST INVOLVE IN AN OVERNIGHT CRASH IS STILL ALIVE AND NOW WE HAVE HIS NAME.

THE CRASH HAPPENED ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTED THE MOTORCYCLIST HAD DIED. DETAILS ON THE CONFLICTING INFO NEXT.

PLUS-- A FINAL CHECK OF YOUR NBC-2 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S AND A CHECK OF THE ROADS. Return to index of stories...


WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT


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BREAK FIVE 6:49:12 AM


HIT TIME 6:49:12 AM

LENGTH 2:48 Return to index of stories...


6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:52 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. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI IN TC


ALL CLEAR, COLLIER CO ENFORCEMENT

TAKING A LOOK AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ROADS RIGHT NOW.

ROADS ARE ALL CLEAR - NO ACCIDENTS OR ROAD BLOCKS TO REPORT.

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


TODAY SHOW TEASE-BNR SOTTOPS


COMING UP ON TODAY. Return to index of stories...


TBA-TRX-VO


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TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS MIDPOINT CRASH-SSTOPS-VO


LET'S GET YOU UP TO SPEED WITH THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

WE HAVE JUST LEARNED THE MOTORCYCLIST INVOLVED IN AN OVERNIGHT CRASH IS STILL IN I-C-U.

THE CRASH HAPPENED ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE.

AND WE JUST LEARNED THE MAN INVOLED IN THE CRASH WAS 25 YEAR OLD RUSTIN EUGENE DAY OF CAPE CORAL.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTED THE MOTORCYCLIST HAD DIED.

BUT WE JUST RECEIEVED AN UPDATE REPORT FROM THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO IS LEADING THE INVESTIGATION , THAT HE IS IN THE ICU AT THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


TS STRUCTURE FIRE DEADLY-VOTOPS


RIGHT NOW ONE PERSON IS DEAD FOLLOWING STRUCTURE FIRE IN NORTH FORT MYERS

IT HAPPENED OVERNIGHT ON LAUREL DRIVE AND N. TAMIAMI TRAIL

WE'VE LEARNED THE FIRE HAPPENED AT OLD ABANDONED MOTEL

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THE DEAD PERSON WAS LIKELY A SQUATTER OR HOMELESS PERSON LIVING IN THE BUILDING.

THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED AND IS BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL. Return to index of stories...


TS I75 CONSTRUCTION-SSTOPS-VO


AS A HEADS UP BOTH THE NORTH AND SOUTHBOUND LANES OF I-75 HAVE RE-OPENED THIS MORNING.

CREWS WILL CONTINUE TO WORK TO DIRECTLY CONNECT THE AIRPORT TO THE INTERSTATE.

IT WILL CLOSED DOWN AGAIN TONIGHT AT 11, AND RE OPEN TOMORROW MORNING AT 5 o'clock.

THE SECTION STRETCHES FROM DANIELS PARKWAY TO ALICO ROAD.

YOU SHOULD TAKE TREELINE AVENUE OR U-S 41 AS A DETOUR. Return to index of stories...


TS A&W CRASH-VOTOPS


MCGREGOR BLVD IS BACK OPEN FOR EARLY MORNING COMMUTERS.

OVERNIGHT A CRASH OVERNIGHT AT THE INTERSECTION OF MCGREGOR AND DEEP LAGOON LN -- NEAR A-AND-W BULB IN SOUTH FORT MYERS SENT A WOMAN TO THE HOSPITAL.

SHE IS EXPECTED TO BE OK.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES TELL US THE WOMAN DRIVING A VAN, LOST CONTROL THEN CRASHED INTO SOME TREES. Return to index of stories...


TS FDLE ARREST-SSTOPS-VO


THE MAN ACCUSED OF PUTTING HUNDREDS OF CRIMINAL CASES ACROSS FLORIDA IN JEOPARDY. IS OUT OF JAIL THIS MORNING.

WORKING AS A CRIME LABY ANALYST. JOSEPH GRAVES STOLE KEY EVIDENCE.

AND SOLD IT!

RIGHT NOW HE'S FACING CHARGES OF THEFT, TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE, AND TRAFFICKING.

SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT SAYS THIS GUY HANDLED 47 CASES IN LEE COUNTY.

PLUS DOZENS MORE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TS FARM BILL-VOTOPS


HAPPENING LATER THIS WEEK.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WILL SIGN A NEARLY 100-BILLION-DOLLAR A YEAR FARM BILL IN MICHIGAN.

ON TUESDAY THE SENATE APPROVED THE BILL FOLLOWING HOUSE PASSAGE LAST WEEK.

THE MEASURE CUTS THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM BY 1-PERCENT.

OVER A TEN YEAR PERIOD. THE BILL WILL COST ALMOST A TRILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


TS SULLIVAN TEAM CHECKS DAY 2-SSTOPS


IN THE DAY AHEAD.

FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN WILL CONTINUE TO GATHER EVIDENCE FOR HIS UPCOMING TRIAL.

SULLIVAN LOST THE ELECTION TO MARNI SAWICKI BY JUST 1 HUNDRED 21 VOTES.

ON TUESDAY HE LOOKED OVER NEARLY 15-HUNDRED EARLY VOTING BALLOTS.

SULLIVAN'S GOAL IS TO FIND ANY EVIDENCE THAT SHOWS SOMETHING WAS NOT RIGHT DURING THE NOVEMBER ELECTION THAT COST HIM HIS SEAT.

THE TRIAL IS SET TO START NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


TS SPARKS AND JOHNSON EVIDENCE-VOTOPS


A KEY PIECE OF EVIDENCE THROWN OUT. IF THE ACCUSED GET THEIR WAY.

CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT AND MOLESTATION.

ALAN JOHNSON AND JENNIFER SPARKS HAVE ALREADY PLEADED GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT.

IT ALL STARTED WHEN A WALMART EMPLOYEE FOUND THEIR PHONE.

THEN SAW EXPLICIT IMAGES ON IT.

THE COUPLES ATTORNEY SAY POLICE DIDN'T HAVE A PROPER SEARCH WARRANTS WHEN THEY LOOKED THROUGH THE PHONE. Return to index of stories...


TS NATL SIGNING DAY-OTS


IT'S A BIG DAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS.

STARTING IN JUST 30 MINUTES.

THE NBC-2 SPORTS TEAM. WILLL FANNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO CATCH SENIORS SIGNING SCHOLARSHIPS TO COLLEGES.

IN IMMOKALEE IT'S A BIG YEAR FOR JC JACKSON AND D'ERNEST JOHNSON WHOM BOTH COULD GO TO UF TO PLAY FOR THE GATORS.

AT NAPLES, NIKKI KALLENBERG IS THE AREA'S TOP TENNIS PLAYER.

SHE'S GOING TO HARVARD.

COUNT ON NBC-2 FOR FULL COVERAGE IN THE DAY AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


TS LIFE JACKET LOANERS-VOTOPS


HAPPENING TODAY.

A NEW LIFE-JACKET LOANER PROGRAM WILL BE LAUNCHED IN COLLIER COUNTY.

IT'S CALLED "KIDS DON'T FLOAT, LIFE JACKETS DO"

STARTING TODAY THERE WILL BE LOANER LIFE JACKETS AT SUGDEN PARK, CLAM PASS, VANDERBILT BEACH, SOUTH MARCO ISLAND, AND TIGERTAIL BEACH. Return to index of stories...


TS WINTER WX UPDATE-MITTOTOPS-VO


THIS MORNING WE ARE TRACKING FLIGHTS IN AND OUT OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE HAVE COUNTED MORE THAN A DOZEN CANCLED DUE TO A WINTER STORM IN THE MIDWEST AND NORTHEAST.

THE STORM IS SENDING ICE, SNOW, AND CHILLING TEMPERATURES TO MILLIONS OF AMERICANS.

RIGHT NOW THERE IS AN ICE STORM WARNING FOR OHIO.

ICE ACCUMULATION HAS ALSO CAUSED POWER OUTAGES AROUND LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY.

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN FOR THE REST OF THE DAY AND DROP TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


DAYPLANNER FORECAST-OMNI


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FINAL TRAFFIC-TRAFFICCAM


TRAFFIC RECAP Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-4-SHOT


REMEMBER FOR BREAKING NEWS, WEATHER INFORMATION AND NEWS ONLINE, 24-HOURS A DAY, HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE--

NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...