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ANCHOR SUPERS HL3) FL INMATE ESCAPES-TRX-TBA
DIRECTORS PAGE NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIPTOPS
HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX-OMNI 5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
HL1) DEATH INVESTIGATION-TRX-REM LIVE 5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
HL3) SOCHI THREAT-TRX-VO TRAFFIC-NAVI
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP MIDPOINT BRIDGE UPDATE-TRX OC, VO
5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CG WX ANIBOX DIST 19 NEW CANDIDATE-OC, SS, CG
5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL MANGROVES DESTROYED-OTS VO-WIPE
LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-2 SHOT DBX MANGROVES DESTROYED-SOTVO
LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-REMLIVE LIFE JACKET SAFETY-VO
LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO LIFE JACKET SAFETY-SOTVO
LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-REMLIVE CHASE CAUGHT ON CAM-OC VO
175 SHUT DOWN-TRX SSTOPS SHIP BREAKING INTO PARTS-TRXVOTOPS
LAKE O WATER RELEASES-TRX OC, VO FL INMATE ESCAPES-VO
FSA MEETING-OC, VO FL INMATE ESCAPES-SOTVO
FSA MEETING-SOTVO WINTER WEATHER-VO
CAPE CORAL GOLF COURSE ISSUE-TRXVOTOPS WINTER WEATHER-SOTVO
CAPE CORAL GOLF COURSE ISSUE-SOTVO QHOUR PUSH TEASE-2 SHOT VO
SOCHI OPEN-CLIP QR PUSH TEASE 2-VOTOPS
SOCHI TOOTHPASTE THREAT-OTS OC BREAK SEVEN 5:39:23 AM
SOCHI TOOTHPASTE THREAT-PLASMA LAKE O WATER RELEASES-2 SHOT DBX
SOCHI TOOTHPASTE THREAT-VO LAKE O WATER RELEASES-REMLIVE
SOCHI TOOTHPASTE THREAT-SOT LAKE O WATER RELEASES-VO
SOCHI TOOTHPASTE THREAT-PLASMA TAG LAKE O WATER RELEASES-REMLIVE
DEBT CIELING DEADLINE-VO 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
DEBT CIELING DEADLINE-SOTVO 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
NEW DOG PARK APPROVED-VO TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
NEW DOG PARK APPROVED-SOTVO TRAFFIC ALERT
QUARTER HOUR PUSH: TEASE STORY-2 SHOT SOTVO TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
FORECAST TEASE-OMNI SOCHI CLIP-CLIP
BREAK FOUR 5:09:43 SOCHI OLYMPIC PREVIEW-PLASMA VO
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP SOCHI OLYMPIC PREVIEW-PLASMA SOTVO OC
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL NBC2 POLICY-TRX CG TOPS
HOMELESS CAMP SEX OFFENDERS-TC MON VO DEALERSHIP SHOOTING-OC, VO
HOMELESS CAMP SEX OFFENDERS-PKG BIGGEST LOSER LOSING TOO MUCH-INTRO
CAPE MODEL HOME-VO-WIPE BIGGEST LOSER LOSING TOO MUCH-PLASMA VO
CAPE MODEL HOME-SOTVO BIGGEST LOSER LOSING TOO MUCH-VO
PG SEAWALL REPLACEMENT-OC, VO BIGGEST LOSER LOSING TOO MUCH-SS (3)
DOGS DUMPED-TRX OC, VO BIGGEST LOSER LOSING TOO MUCH-PLASMA TAG
DOGS DUMPED-SOTVO MAN ROBS HOTEL-OC VO
HAPPY VIDEO-OC SOTVO PYTHON-VOTOPS
HAPPY VIDEO-SOTVO TEASE STORY 1-2SHOT VO
4SHOT CROSSTALK & TEASE -2 SHOT VO WAVV 101.1 TEASE-SSTOPS
WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT FORECAST TEASE-OMNI
BREAK FIVE 5:19:15 TWEET-SSTOPS
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP BREAK EIGHT 5:49:40 AM
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
TRAFFIC-NAVI 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
JAY LENO LEAVES THE TONIGHT SHOW-PLASMA VO TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
JAY LENO LEAVES THE TONIGHT SHOW-SOTVO OC TAG WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-CLIPTOPS
INSURANCE FRAUD ARRESTS-SS-VO-WIPE WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-NEWSROOM
INSURANCE FRAUD ARRESTS-SOTVO 1) SAM TEASE LEHIGH DEATH-SOTTOPS
CVS NO TOBACCO-VO 2) TOOTHEPASTE TERROR-VOTOPS
TZ1) MANGROVES DESTROYED-2SHOT VO WHATS COMING UP AT 6 TAG-NEWSROOM
TZ2) CHASE CAUGHT ON CAM-TRXSOTVO YOGA MAT CHEMICAL IN SUBWAY-VOTOPS
SOCHI TWEET-SSTOPS FLAWLESS FLOWER DELIVERY-VOTOPS
BREAK SIX 5:27:01 AM NEWS STATION TREADMILLS-VOTOPS
HL1) LAKE O RELEASES-TRX-REMLIVE END OF SHOW-WX CENTER
HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX-OMNI END OF SHOW CLIP-CLIP


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HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX-OMNI


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HL1) DEATH INVESTIGATION-TRX-REM LIVE


RIGHT NOW AT A PLACE WHERE THE HOMELESS CONGREGTE, QUESTIONS ARE LOOMING ABOUT A DEAD BODY FOUND IN LEHIGH ACRES.

AND NBC-2 IS WORKING TO GET SOME ANSWERS.

DETAILS IN A LIVE REPORT. Return to index of stories...


HL3) SOCHI THREAT-TRX-VO


A NEW SECURITY BULLETIN HAS AIRLINES FLYING INTO RUSSIA EYEING TOOTHPASTE TUBES AND COSMETICS AHEAD OF THE WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES IN SOCHI. Return to index of stories...


NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


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5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CG WX ANIBOX


THIS MORNING it's a BIT HUMID AND DENSE FOG IS IN OUR AREA.

GOOD MORNING IM CLAY MILLER.

AND IM KRISTA FOGELSONG.

LETS HEAD OVER TO chief METEORLOGIST HALEY WEBB.

SHES IN OUR FIRST ALERT STORM TRACKING CENTER WITH THE LATEST.

HALEY? Return to index of stories...


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.

CLOUDY AND WARM WITH A SHOWER

We start the morning with patchy dense fog. Some of that fog is likely to hang on through the mid-morning hours, especially near the coastline. After the fog, it's going to be another rather cloudy day. A cold front was approaching Southwest Florida yesterday, and is now basically stuck just to our north as a stalled front. That is the system that led us to plenty of clouds and a few showers yesterday. We can expect another round of clouds today along with a few passing showers. Winds will be from the northeast around 5-10 mph. Highs today will reach into the lower 80s. Through the night, we'll continue with mainly cloudy skies and temperatures will drop into the lower 60s for Friday morning. Friday will still be mostly cloudy, but the rain chance is be very slim. Highs will again reach into the lower 80s.

As you plan for the weekend, that same cold front that we have been talking about will finally push through Southwest Florida. It will bring some scattered showers late Saturday through early Sunday. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 80s with plenty of humidity. Then on Sunday, we'll be just slightly cooler with highs in the lowers 70s with some warmer spots reaching into the lower 80s. Sunshine returns by Monday with highs still in the upper 70s. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-2 SHOT DBX


WE'RE STAYING ON TOP OF A DEVELOPING SITUATION IN LEHIGH ACRES--- DEPUTIES TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW A MAN DIED AND HOW HIS BODY MIGHT HAVE ENDED UP NEAR A CANAL ON LEE BOULEVARD.

NBC 2'S SAM SWEENEY WORKING EVERY ANGLE FOR US THIS MORNING-- HE JOINS US LIVE FROM THE SCENE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-REMLIVE


KRISTA CLAY AS YOU CAN IMAGINE NEIGHBORS HERE WAKING UP ON EDGE THIS MORNING--WONDERING HOW THIS MAN DIED IN THEIR OWN BACKYARD.

RIGHT NOW THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE CALLING THIS A DEATH INVESTIGATION, BUT OUR SOURCES TELL US ---THIS IS A HOMICIDE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO


THIS WAS THE SCENE AS INVESTIGATORS PUT UP A TENT OVER THE BODY---- THEY SPENT MOST OF THE DAY HERE COMBING FOR CLUES.

WHILE THE SHERIFFS OFFICE ISNT SAYING MUCH-- WE DO KNOW THE MANS BODY WAS BATTERED. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-REMLIVE


NEIGHBORS TELL US HOMELESS PEOPLE LIVE NEAR THE CANAL HERE--CLOSE TO TO WHERE THE MANS BODY WAS FOUND. BUT THE PEOPLE WE SPOKE WITH DID NOT KNOW WHO HE WAS.

THIS IS A DEVELOPING SITUATION AND WE WILL HAVE MUCH MORE AS THE MORNING CONTINUES.

REPORTING LIVE IN LEHIGH SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


175 SHUT DOWN-TRX SSTOPS


NOW TO AN NBC-2 TRAFFIC ALERT FOR DRIVER'S ON I-75

BOTH SOUTHBOUND AND NORTHBOUND LANES BETWEEN ALICO ROAD AND DANIELS PARKWAY ARE OPEN FOR YOUR EARLY MORNING COMMUTE.

THE LANES WILL CLOSE AGAIN AT 11:00 TONIGHT

AND WILL RE OPEN AGAIN AT FIVE IN THE MORNING.

TONIGHT IS THE LAST NIGHT OF THE SHUTDOWN. Return to index of stories...


LAKE O WATER RELEASES-TRX OC, VO


ALL NEW RIGHT NOW. ARE WE IN FOR ANOTHER MURKY MESS?

LAKE OKEECHOBEE'S WATER LEVEL IS RISING --

AND THIS MORNING THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS HAVE ALREADY STARTING SENDING FRESHWATER RELEASES INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

ENGINEERS SAY RECENT RAIN IS PUTTING A STRAIN ON THE DYKE.

AND WITH MORE RAIN IN THE FORECAST THEY SAY THEY MAY NOT HAVE AN OPTION. YOU MAY REMEMBER THE LAST RELEASES OVER THE SUMMER CREATED A NEGATIVE AFFECT ON LOCAL BEACHES. COMING UP AT 530, A LIVE REPORT ON WHY THE CORE IS STARTING EARLY. Return to index of stories...


FSA MEETING-OC, VO


THIS MORNING THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL IS ON THE BRINK OF FINANCIAL DISASTER.

CAPE CORAL'S CITY MANAGER SAID THE CITY WILL GO BROKE WITHOUT THE CONTROVERSIAL FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT.

OPPONENTS OF THE TAX ARE TRYING TO GET THE STATE SUPREME COURT TO LOOK AT THE CASE.

JOHN SZERLAG SAYS THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW CASH-STRAPPED THE CAPE IS. Return to index of stories...


FSA MEETING-SOTVO


John Szerlag/Cap Coral City Manager

39:59- 40:11 "We have nothing budgeted for the balance of the paving this year. Nothing budgeted for vehicle, equipment or maintenance. We fund our capital upon failure only and that's not a very good practice."

SZERLAG SAYS THE F-S-A PLAN CAN GENERATE 190 MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT 25 YEARS.

PROPERTY OWNERS WOULD HAVE TO PAY AN AVERAGE OF 60 DOLLARS MORE PER YEAR.

APPEALS CAN BE FILED UNTIL FEBRUARY 10TH. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL GOLF COURSE ISSUE-TRXVOTOPS


ALSO HAPPENING IN THE CAPE.

AN EYESORE IS BEING CALLED A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY.

THE CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSED BUYING THE 180 ACRE GOLF COURSE ONCE CONSIDERED THE CITY'S CROWN JEWEL.

IF THEY DID BUY THE OVERGROWN LOT --

CAPE RESIDENTS HAVE A FEW IDEAS ON WHAT THEY COULD DO WITH THE PARCEL. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL GOLF COURSE ISSUE-SOTVO


Carl Veaux/Urging the City of Cape Coral to Buy Golf Course

41:35- 41:46 "if somebody else buys it they're going to put a golf course there and it's going to scare the eagles and all the bears have taken up refuge there and gophers, tortoise and the burrowing mouse."

THE MAGIC NUMBER SEEMED TO SETTLE AROUND TWO MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE LAND.

A VERY PRELIMINARY NUMBER ACCORDING TO THE CITY COUNCIL. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI OPEN-CLIP


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SOCHI TOOTHPASTE THREAT-OTS OC


THE SOCHI WINTER GAMES ARE OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY, AHEAD OF THE OPENING CEREMONIES TOMORROW.

EARLY STARTS ARE NEEDED BECAUSE OF EVENTS THAT HAVE BEEN ADDED SINCE THE 2010 GAMES IN VANCOUVER.

THIS MORNING AS YOU WAKE UP, THERE IS A STILL A BIG SECURITY THREAT AS THE WORLD WATCHES. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI TOOTHPASTE THREAT-PLASMA


KRISTA, THE MAJORITY OF THE ATHLETES HAVE ARRIVED AND ARE GETTING SETTLED IN.

THIS MORNING, U.S. OFFICIALS ARE WARNING OF ANOTHER POTENTIAL THREAT. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI TOOTHPASTE THREAT-VO


IT'S FOR AMERICAN ATHLETES AND FANS. THE U.S. IS GETTING NEW INTELLIGENCE ON TERROR AND OF ALL THINGS TOOTHPASTE.

OFFICALS ARE CONCERNED THAT TERRORISTS COULD SMUGGLE *BOMBS* ONBOARD PLANES IN TUBES OF TOOTHPASTE.

MITT ROMNEY, WHO WAS THE HEAD OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN UTAH, WEIGHED IN ON THIS NEW THREAT. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI TOOTHPASTE THREAT-SOT


It cries out for saying give me more information, because in a setting like this what is the airline or the TSA or a passenger to do with regards to toothpaste? Are we going to put in place immediately restrictions on any kind of tubes or cosmetics going in flights towards Russia?

IT'S NOT YET CLEAR WHAT TYPE OF EXPLOSIVE MIGHT BE USED IN ANY TOOTHPASTE PLOT.

RUSSIAN SECURITY IS ON EDGE BECAUSE OF A NUMBER OF THREATS FROM MILITANTS.

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


SOCHI TOOTHPASTE THREAT-PLASMA TAG


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DEBT CIELING DEADLINE-VO


WE'RE ABOUT TO HIT THE DEBT CEILING AGAIN.

THIS TIME, CONSERVATIVES ARE DETERMINED TO GET SOMETHING IN EXCHANGE FOR AGREEING TO ANOTHER LOAN.

AND IT'S A LAUNDRY LIST.

HERE'S WHAT THEY POSSIBLY WANT:

APPROVAL FOR THE CONTROVERSIAL KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE

REVERSING CUTS FOR MILITARY RETIREES

PREVENTING CUTS FOR MEDICARE DOCTORS

AND THE MOST POPULAR SO FAR--

ROLLING BACK PART OF THE HEALTH LAW THAT LIMITS WHAT INSURANCE COMPANIES CAN EARN AND LOSE. Return to index of stories...


DEBT CIELING DEADLINE-SOTVO


sot: House Speaker John Boehner/ Ohio:25-:32

"Nobody wants to default on our debt. But while we're doing this, we ought to do something about either jobs and the economy."

TOMORROW IS THE OFFICIAL DEADLINE.

LAWMAKERS ON BOTH SIDES THINK IN THE END IT WILL COME DOWN TO A VOTE ON RAISING THE DEBT CEILING WITHOUT ALL THOSE ADD ONS. Return to index of stories...


NEW DOG PARK APPROVED-VO


THIS SUMMER.MAN'S BEST FRIEND WILL HAVE A NEW PLACE TO PLAY.

BONITA SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL APPROVED A PLAN TO BUILD A 3 HUNDRED 90-THOUSAND DOLLAR DOG PARK.

THAT'S 90-THOUSAND DOLLARS MORE THAN ORIGINAL PLANS FOR THE 17-ACRE PROPERTY ON EAST TERRY STREET.

BONITA SPRINGS COUNCIL APPROVED IT LAST YEAR-

BUT AT A MEETING LAST NIGHT CITY STAFF PRESENTED A FINAL PLAN-ASKING FOR MORE MONEY.

AND CITY COUNCIL AGREED.

SOME ARE HAPPY ABOUT IT WHILE OTHERS ARE ON THE FENCE. Return to index of stories...


NEW DOG PARK APPROVED-SOTVO


I'm very excited not just about having a dog park but how they are doing it. BUTTED TO I think that's a lot of money. It doesn't cost that much money to put

in little grass,some doggy bags, maybe some water."

PLANS FOR THE PARK INCLUDE A DOG WASH STATION,

CONCRETE WALKWAYS

AND DIVIDED AREAS FOR DIFFERENT SIZED PETS.

THE PARK IS EXPECTED TO OPEN IN JUNE. Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH: TEASE STORY-2 SHOT SOTVO


THEY'RE FLORIDA SEX OFFENDERS--

AND THEY'RE LIVING IN THE WOODS-

It really makes you think about when you come in and out of your

house. We're right on the corner, so close by

THIS MORNING.

HEAR WHY POLICE SAY, IT'S TIME TO PACK UP AND GET OUT. 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...


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.

CLOUDY AND WARM WITH A SHOWER

We start the morning with patchy dense fog. Some of that fog is likely to hang on through the mid-morning hours, especially near the coastline. After the fog, it's going to be another rather cloudy day. A cold front was approaching Southwest Florida yesterday, and is now basically stuck just to our north as a stalled front. That is the system that led us to plenty of clouds and a few showers yesterday. We can expect another round of clouds today along with a few passing showers. Winds will be from the northeast around 5-10 mph. Highs today will reach into the lower 80s. Through the night, we'll continue with mainly cloudy skies and temperatures will drop into the lower 60s for Friday morning. Friday will still be mostly cloudy, but the rain chance is be very slim. Highs will again reach into the lower 80s.

As you plan for the weekend, that same cold front that we have been talking about will finally push through Southwest Florida. It will bring some scattered showers late Saturday through early Sunday. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 80s with plenty of humidity. Then on Sunday, we'll be just slightly cooler with highs in the lowers 70s with some warmer spots reaching into the lower 80s. Sunshine returns by Monday with highs still in the upper 70s. Return to index of stories...


HOMELESS CAMP SEX OFFENDERS-TC MON VO


THIS MORNING THE CLOCK IS TICKING FOR SOME HOMELESS PEOPLE IN FORT MYERS TO FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE TO LIVE -

POLICE BUSTED THEIR CAMP.

AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE - SOME OF THEM SEX OFFENDERS - HAD BEEN LIVING IN THE WOODS OFF OF VERONICA SHOEMAKER FOR MONTHS.

N-B-C2'S LAURA ROBERTS TAKES US INSIDE THE CAMP AND DISCOVERED WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE GROUP. Return to index of stories...


HOMELESS CAMP SEX OFFENDERS-PKG


Fort Myers Police Department

THEIR TENTS ARE STILL UP -

THEIR BELONGINGS WHERE THEY LEFT THEM LAST -

BUT TONIGHT A GROUP OF HOMELESS PEOPLE ARE BEING TOLD TO PACK UP AND LEAVE.

Terry Sykes

Fort Myers

11:47 11:50

I know they were back here for about 6 or 7 months

IN A SECLUDED SPOT BACK IN THE WOODS OFF THE NORTH COLONIAL LINNEAR

TRAIL THEN HEAD INTO THE WOODS.

POLICE TELL US SOME OF THE PEOPLE LIVING THERE ARE REGISTERED SEX

OFFENDERS.

IT'S ROUGHLY HALF A MILE FROM COLONIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND THE

SIENNA AT VISTA LAKE APARTMENTS.

Taryn Peden

Fort Myers

20:46 20:54

It really makes you think about when you come in and out of your

house. We're right on the corner, so close by

THAT PROPERTY IS PRIVATE -

AND TODAY AT THE OWNER'S REQUEST, POLICE GAVE THE GROUP TRESPASS WARNINGS -

TELLING THEM THEY HAD TO BE OUT BY TUESDAY.

Capt. Jim Mulligan

Fort Myers Police Department

28:16 28:27

We knew they had belongings with them, whether its personal effects,

clothing, tents. We couldn't just get there today and say you gotta be

gone today there's just no way for them to get that stuff out of there

they didn't have the means

BUT ANIMAL SERVICES DIDN'T HESISTATE TAKING TWO DOGS FROM THE

CAMP RIGHT AWAY -

SAYING THEY WERE MALNOURISHED AND IN DISTRESS.

THEIR OWNERS IRRESPONSIBLE -

THE LIVING CONDITIONS LESS THAN IDEAL.

Capt Mulligan

28:48 28:54

It's one of those things after next week well have to go back there

again and walk through the woods and Try to check on the location

POLICE SAY IF THEY'RE NOT GONE BY TUESDAY, THEY COULD BE ARRESTED.

BUT THEY'RE WORKING WITH THE HOMELESS COALITION TO MAKE SURE THAT

DOESN'T HAPPEN -

SINCE MANY WHO LIVE HERE HAVE NO WHERE ELSE TO GO.

IN FORT MYERS, LAURA ROBERTS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MODEL HOME-VO-WIPE


CAPE CORAL MODEL HOUSES ARE MAKING A COMEBACK.

SINCE 2011 THE NUMBER OF HOUSES BUILT AS MODELS HAS DOUBLED.

AND THE CITY COUNCIL ADDED ANOTHER NEIGHBORHOOD.

SOME ARE IN FAVOR OF GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT -- OTHERS DON'T LIKE THE IDEA OF STRANGERS MOVING IN AND INVADING THEIR SPACE OFF SOUTHWEST 28TH PLACE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MODEL HOME-SOTVO


"the end of my life is going to be in a situation that I had no control of and I didn't ask for when I bought my property."

DEVELOPERS WILL WORK WITH RESIDENTS TO MAKE SURE THE NEW HOUSES DON'T VIOLATE PRIVACY. Return to index of stories...


PG SEAWALL REPLACEMENT-OC, VO


RIGHT NOW THE SEAWALLS IN PUNTA GORDA ARE IN WORSE SHAPE THAN ANYONE THOUGHT.

ENGINEERS SAY A SECTION IN LAISHLEY PARK DOWNTOWN IS ABOUT TO CRUMBLE INTO CHARLOTTE HARBOR.

THEY ASKED THE CITY FOR 30 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EMERGENCY REPAIRS.

HEAVY RAINS LAST SUMMER CAUSED HUNDREDS OF SEAWALLS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY TO COLLAPSE. Return to index of stories...


DOGS DUMPED-TRX OC, VO


THIS MORNING THE LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICE WORKERS ARE SEARCHING TO FIND THE PERSON WHO LEFT TWO PITBULLS EMACIATED ON THEIR DOORSTEP AND TOOK OFF.

THE DOGS ARE EMACIATED, FILLED WITH HEARTWORMS, COVERED IN SORES AND HAVE HEART WORM.

ONE OF THE DOGS CAN'T STAND.

THE OTHER IS PREGNANT.

WORKERS SAY THEY HAVE VIDEO OF THE MAN WHO DROPPED OFF THE DOGS. Return to index of stories...


DOGS DUMPED-SOTVO


Take sot

8 seconds

Ria brown - animal services

I don't understand why an animal got into this condition and then

someone dumps it? Why wouldn't you seek help before now?

AN ANONYMOUS DONOR IS OFFERING A FIVE-THOUSAND DOLLARS REWARD TO FIND THE PERSON IN THESE PICTURES.

IF CAUGHT HE COULD FACE PRISON AND A FINE. Return to index of stories...


HAPPY VIDEO-OC SOTVO


LEE COUNTY STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ARE TRYING A NEW WAY -- TO STAY HAPPY!

nats of song "happy"

CHECK OUT THIS MUSIC VIDEO.

STUDENTS- FACULTY AND STAFF DANCE TO PHARRELL WILLIAMS' SONG "HAPPY."

THE VIDEO IS PART OF THE DISTRICT'S PUSH TO GET MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED BY REACHING A BROADER AUDIENCE.

STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THE LOGIC. Return to index of stories...


HAPPY VIDEO-SOTVO


18:01:15 I just hope they see the school district as a fun-loving environment where everyone comes together for one effort. And really that effort is to be happy and be a world class school district.18:01:23

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MORE VIDEOS FROM THE DISTRICT -

MORE INFORMATIONAL THAN MUSICAL. Return to index of stories...


4SHOT CROSSTALK & TEASE -2 SHOT VO


QUICK ANCHOR CHAT

STILL TO COME ON NBC2 NEWS TODAY.

THIS MORNING MULTIPLE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ROUNDED UP BY POLICE.ACCUSED OF FRAUD.

ONE PERSON RIGHT HERE IN LEE COUNTY.

MORE ON HOW THEY WERE SETTING FIRES AND CASHING IN THE INSURANCE CHECKS. 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.

CLOUDY AND WARM WITH A SHOWER

We start the morning with patchy dense fog. Some of that fog is likely to hang on through the mid-morning hours, especially near the coastline. After the fog, it's going to be another rather cloudy day. A cold front was approaching Southwest Florida yesterday, and is now basically stuck just to our north as a stalled front. That is the system that led us to plenty of clouds and a few showers yesterday. We can expect another round of clouds today along with a few passing showers. Winds will be from the northeast around 5-10 mph. Highs today will reach into the lower 80s. Through the night, we'll continue with mainly cloudy skies and temperatures will drop into the lower 60s for Friday morning. Friday will still be mostly cloudy, but the rain chance is be very slim. Highs will again reach into the lower 80s.

As you plan for the weekend, that same cold front that we have been talking about will finally push through Southwest Florida. It will bring some scattered showers late Saturday through early Sunday. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 80s with plenty of humidity. Then on Sunday, we'll be just slightly cooler with highs in the lowers 70s with some warmer spots reaching into the lower 80s. Sunshine returns by Monday with highs still in the upper 70s. 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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JAY LENO LEAVES THE TONIGHT SHOW-PLASMA VO


TONIGHT MARKS A BIG MILESTONE FOR NBC AS JAY LENO HOSTS "THE TONIGHT SHOW" FOR THE LAST TIME.

ITS BEEN NEARLY 22 YEARS SINCE JAY LENO'S VERY FIRST "TONIGHT SHOW".

LENO PREPARED FOR THE SHOW BY SUBBING FOR JOHNNY CARSON MORE THAN 300 TIMES.

HE WAS 42 WHEN HE TOOK OVER FOR A 66 YEAR OLD CARSON.

NOW, AT 63 LENO'S HANDING OFF TO THE 39 YEAR OLD JIMMY FALLON. Return to index of stories...


JAY LENO LEAVES THE TONIGHT SHOW-SOTVO OC TAG


"Whenever he wants to, he can just come in. Please, he's Jay Leno. "

JAY'S GUESTS TONIGHT WILL BE BILLY CRYSTAL AND GARTH BROOKS.

A FEW SURPRISE GUESTS ARE ALSO EXPECTED.

JIMMY FALLON TAKES OVER AS HOST OF "THE TONIGHT SHOW" ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH. Return to index of stories...


INSURANCE FRAUD ARRESTS-SS-VO-WIPE


THIS MORNING MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE ARE ACCUSED OF SETTING FIRES AND FLOODS --

THEN COLLECTING ON INSURANCE MONEY.

IT'S A MASSIVE FRAUD SCHEME WITH TIES TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THESE PEOPLE STAGED PHONY CASES AT HOUSES --

THEN POCKETED INSURANCE PAYOUTS.

ONE CASE HAPPENED AT A HOUSE ON EAST TENTH STREET IN LEHIGH ACRES.

TWO PUBLIC INSURANCE ADJUSTORS RECRUITED HOMEOWNERS TO STAGE KITCHEN AND VEHICLE FIRES -- OR FLOODING.

AUTHORITIES SAY THEY STOLE NEARLY 8 MILLION DOLLARS THROUGH FALSE INSURANCE CLAIMS.

GUESS WHO'S PAYING FOR IT. Return to index of stories...


INSURANCE FRAUD ARRESTS-SOTVO


Tim Shaw

CEO of Tim Shaw Insurance Acentria

21:37 it's very significant, all fraud is significant. 40 what most ppl domnt realize is insurance companies don't pay claims, you and i pay claims. so the real victims here are you and me 47

INVESTIGATORS SAY THESE PEOPLE WERE GOOD AT COVERING THEIR TRACKS --

MAKING THE FIRES OR FLOODS SEEM ACCIDENTAL.

IF NOT FOR A TIP FROM SOMEONE FACING FEDERAL CHARGES --

THIS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED. Return to index of stories...


CVS NO TOBACCO-VO


CVS IS KICKING THE HABIT.

THE PHARMACY CHAIN PLANS TO STOP SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN OCTOBER.

THE MOVE WILL COST IT TWO BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN LOST REVENUE.

BUT IT WANTS TO SUPPORT THE HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF ITS CUSTOMERS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1) MANGROVES DESTROYED-2SHOT VO


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

PROTECTED MANGROVES DESTROYED--

AND A CHARLOTTE COUNTY CONTRACTOR IS IN TROUBLE FOR IT.

THE DAMAGES THAT WILL TAKE YEARS TO REPAIR.

PLUS--

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE.

A HIGH SPEED POLICE CHASE COMES TO A DRAMATIC END.

AND IT WAS CAUGHT ON TAPE. Return to index of stories...


TZ2) CHASE CAUGHT ON CAM-TRXSOTVO


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SOCHI TWEET-SSTOPS


U.S. OLYMPIC BOBSLEDDER ELENA MEYERS TWEETING THIS PICTURE THIS MORNING.

SHE SAYS. "EARLY MORNING IN SOCHI, STARTING WITH BREAKFAST WITH THE JAMIACAN BOBSLED TEAM." 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) LAKE O RELEASES-TRX-REMLIVE


MORE FRESH WATER TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THIS MORNING WATER IS BEING RELEASED FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

WHAT THIS MEANS AND WHY HAVE THE HEADSTART. Return to index of stories...


HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX-OMNI


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HL3) FL INMATE ESCAPES-TRX-TBA


AND LOOK AT HIM GO.

THIS ESCAPED INMATE HAS BEEN ON THE RUN SINCE MONDAY AFTER HE TOOK OFF FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY JAIL WHILE STILL IN HANDCUFFS. Return to index of stories...


NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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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.

CLOUDY AND WARM WITH A SHOWER

We start the morning with patchy dense fog. Some of that fog is likely to hang on through the mid-morning hours, especially near the coastline. After the fog, it's going to be another rather cloudy day. A cold front was approaching Southwest Florida yesterday, and is now basically stuck just to our north as a stalled front. That is the system that led us to plenty of clouds and a few showers yesterday. We can expect another round of clouds today along with a few passing showers. Winds will be from the northeast around 5-10 mph. Highs today will reach into the lower 80s. Through the night, we'll continue with mainly cloudy skies and temperatures will drop into the lower 60s for Friday morning. Friday will still be mostly cloudy, but the rain chance is be very slim. Highs will again reach into the lower 80s.

As you plan for the weekend, that same cold front that we have been talking about will finally push through Southwest Florida. It will bring some scattered showers late Saturday through early Sunday. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 80s with plenty of humidity. Then on Sunday, we'll be just slightly cooler with highs in the lowers 70s with some warmer spots reaching into the lower 80s. Sunshine returns by Monday with highs still in the upper 70s. 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...


MIDPOINT BRIDGE UPDATE-TRX OC, VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

WE ARE STILL WORKING TO LEARN THE CONDITION OF THE MAN INVOLVED IN A MOTOR-CYCLE CRASH ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE.

THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED YESTERDAY MORNING.

POLICE SAY 25 YEAR OLD RUSTIN DAY SLAMMED INTO A CAR AS IT WAS HEADING WEST ON THE BRIDGE.

DAY WAS THROWN FROM HIS BIKE AND RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL.

THE CRASH FORCED OFFICIALS TO CLOSE THE BRIDGE FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

OFFICERS BELIEVE SPEEDING AND DRUGS OR ALCOHOL CONTRIBUTED TO THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


DIST 19 NEW CANDIDATE-OC, SS, CG


THE FIELD OF CANDIDATES CONTINUE TO GROW FOR OUR OPEN CONGRESSION SEAT.

68 YEAR OLD GERALD GALLAGHER ANNOUNCED HIS CANDIDACY WEDNESDAY.

HE'S A RETIRED POLICE OFFICER FROM PHILADELPHIA.

HE NOW LIVES IN NAPLES.

GALLAGHER IS ALSO A VIETNMAN WAR VETERAN.

HE BECOMES THE SEVENTH REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE TO ANNOUNCE HIS FIGHT FOR CONGRESS.

HE'S THE NINTH CANDIDATE OVERALL. Return to index of stories...


MANGROVES DESTROYED-OTS VO-WIPE


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

PUNTA GORDA CITY LEADERS ARE LOOKING TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST A CONTRACTOR THEY HIRED TO FIX FLOODING DOWNTOWN.

THE CITY ASKED **QUALITY ENTERPRISES** TO INSTALL LARGE PIPES BETWEEN MARION AVENUE AND THE HARBOR WALKWAY.

FEMA GAVE THE CITY MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE WORK.

BUT THE CONTRACTOR--

CUT DOWN WAY TOO MANY MANGROVE TREES IN THE PROCESS.

THE MANGROVES ARE PROTECTED.

AND NOW FEMA IS INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


MANGROVES DESTROYED-SOTVO


SOT

:06 Mary Ellen Steele-Pierce, Walks this path daily "I went up and walked that way… it's just a shame… it's been totally shorn down… it's heartbreaking to see."

THE TREES ARE SO IMPORTANT--

BECAUSE THEY ACT AS STORM BARRIER.

PUNTA GORDA IS GOING TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT THE STATE HAS TO SAY -

BEFORE IT TAKES AN LEGAL ACTION. Return to index of stories...


LIFE JACKET SAFETY-VO


50 AGENCIES IN COLLIER COUNTY LAUNCHED A NEW INITIATIVE TO SAVE LIVES IN THE WATER.

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

THEY'VE SET UP FIVE LIFE JACKET LOANER STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

CLAM PASS, VANDERBILT BEACH, SOUTH MARCO ISLAND, TIGERTAIL BEACH, AND SUGDEN PARK.

HERE AT SUGDEN PARK, 2 YEAR OLD DANIELA PANTOJA DROWNED OVER THE SUMMER. Return to index of stories...


LIFE JACKET SAFETY-SOTVO


Paula DiGrigoli, NCH Safe&Healthy Children's Coalition

01:23:14-:18

We are doing it for her and it's just because we know they are not the only family going through that tragedy.

THE IDEA IS FOR FAMILIES TO BORROW THE JACKETS THEN RETURN THEM WHEN THEY LEAVE. Return to index of stories...


CHASE CAUGHT ON CAM-OC VO


A HIGH SPEED POLICE CHASE COMES TO A DRAMATIC END. AND IT WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

IT HAPPENED TUESDAY IN NORTH CAROLINA.

A POLICE SERGEANT NOTICED A RECKLESS DRIVER.

AFTER A HIGH SPEED CHASE. FOR NEARLY 20 MILES. AUTHORITIES SAY 29-YEAR-OLD JONATHAN WAYNE WILLIS CRASHED HIS CAR INTO TWO OTHER VEHICLES BEFORE COMING TO A STOP.

HE TRIED TO TAKE OFF ON FOOT BUT WAS CAUGHT.

THE DRIVERS IN THE TWO OTHER CARS SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


SHIP BREAKING INTO PARTS-TRXVOTOPS


DRAMATIC VIDEO NOW OF A SPANISH SHIP THAT BROKE INTO TWO PARTS YESTERDAY AFTER IT SLAMMED INTO A SEA WALL OFF THE COAST OF FRANCE.

THE SHIP NAMED THE "LUNO" SUFFERED ENGINE PROBLEMS AND BEGAN TO DRIFT AND SLAMMED INTO A SEAWALL IN HEAVY SEAS.

HELICOPTERS LIFTED A DOZEN CREW MEMBERS TO SAFETY.

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


FL INMATE ESCAPES-VO


FLORIDA OFFICIALS ARE CONTINUING TO SEARCH FOR AN INMATE WHO TOOK OFF FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY JAIL WHILE STILL IN HANDCUFFS.

THE INMATE'S ESCAPE WAS ALL CAUGHT ON TAPE!

TAKE A LOOK.

AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN.32 YEAR OLD WILLIE HOLLIS BOLTS OUT OF THE LOBBY OF THE BOOKING CENTER AT THE ORANGE COUNTY JAIL.

ANOTHER CAMERA, OUTSIDE THE JAIL, CAPTURES VIDEO FROM A DISTANCE OF HOLLIS RUNNING TO A CAR.

HE WAS AT THE JAIL FOR A PROBATION HEARING, BUT WAS ARRESTED AFTER DEPUTIES REALIZED HE DROVE THERE WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE. Return to index of stories...


FL INMATE ESCAPES-SOTVO


S/ Jeff Williamson/ Spokesman, Orange County Sheriff's Office

"The suspect found an opportune time to exit that area. and into a vehicle waiting for him.to jump in and take off.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE BELIEVES HOLLIS MAY HAVE FLED WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND.

HE WAS LAST SEEN DRIVING A 2008 GRAY ALTIMA WITH A NEW YORK PLATE.

HE HAS AN EXTENSIVE RAP SHEET INCLUDING CHARGES OF FALSE IMPRISONMENT AND RAPE AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED DANGEROUS Return to index of stories...


WINTER WEATHER-VO


IT'S THE NEWEST ROUND OF WICKED WEATHER.

THIS ONE BRINGING HEAVY WET SNOW - AND ICE.

PHILADELPHIA IS ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT AREAS-- MORE THAN HALF A MILLION PEOPLE SPENT THE NIGHT IN THE DARK.

ICE FORCED POWER LINES AND TREES TO COME CRASHING DOWN.

GET THIS--

A POWER LINE 300 FEET LONG.

COVERED IN TWO INCHES OF ICE GETS MORE THAN 22-HUNDRED POUNDS HEAVIER.

THAT'S MORE THAN ENOUGH TO SNAP A POWER LINE. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WEATHER-SOTVO


SOT BENITEZ: "HAVE YOU EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE WITHOUT

POWER FOR A WEEK?"

SOT FAMILY: "WE'RE TRYING NOT TO."

OFFICIALS SAY IT COULD TAKE AS LONG AS A WEEK FOR SOME TO GET POWER BACK.

BY THEN TEMPERATURES WILL BE BELOW FREEZING FOR DAYS AND ANOTHER STORM COULD HIT SUNDAY NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


QHOUR PUSH TEASE-2 SHOT VO


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW --

IT IS "GAME TIME" IN SOCHI!

THE OPENING CEREMONY MAY BE TOMORROW BUT THE OLYMPICS START TODAY.

WHERE THE TEAMS HAVE ARRIVED AND THE ENERGY AND ANTICIPATION GROWS.

PLUS--IS THE BIGGEST LOOSER TOO SKINNY?

HOW THE WINNER OF NBC'S IS STIRRING UP CONTROVERSY ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Return to index of stories...


QR PUSH TEASE 2-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...


LAKE O WATER RELEASES-2 SHOT DBX


NBC2 IS LEARNING THIS MORNING THAT THE ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS IS ALREADY RELEASING WATER FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

YOU MAY REMEMBER -- LAST SUMMER MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF FRESH WATER WAS SENT FLOWING INTO OUR WATERWAYS MAKING OUR WATER MURKEY

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS LIVE ALONG THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER THIS MORNING ANSWERING THE QUESTION, WHY HAVE THEY STARTED SO EARLY? Return to index of stories...


LAKE O WATER RELEASES-REMLIVE


I'VE JUST LEARNED THE US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS HAS ALREADY STARTED RELEASING WATER OUT OF LAKE O TOWARDS OUR SHORES. Return to index of stories...


LAKE O WATER RELEASES-VO


THEY SAY DUE TO THE RECENT RAIN, THE LAKE IS RISING AND THEY WANT TO GET AHEAD OF IT, BEFORE ANOTHER LONG AND EXCESSIVE WET SEASON ARRIVES.

THE RAINS WERE SO HEAVY LAST SUMMER, THE HEIGHTENED WATER RELASES MADE OUR WATER BROWN AND MURKY. WHICH, IN TURN, HIT OUR TOURISM INDUSTRY HARD. Return to index of stories...


LAKE O WATER RELEASES-REMLIVE


I'M WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW LONG THE WATER RELEASE IS PLANNED FOR AND HOW MUCH WATER IS BEING RELEASED.

COUNT ON NBC2 TO STAY ON TOP OF THIS DEVELOPING STORY. LIVE IN FORT MYERS, DANIELLE KOLENIAK, NBC2. 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.

CLOUDY AND WARM WITH A SHOWER

We start the morning with patchy dense fog. Some of that fog is likely to hang on through the mid-morning hours, especially near the coastline. After the fog, it's going to be another rather cloudy day. A cold front was approaching Southwest Florida yesterday, and is now basically stuck just to our north as a stalled front. That is the system that led us to plenty of clouds and a few showers yesterday. We can expect another round of clouds today along with a few passing showers. Winds will be from the northeast around 5-10 mph. Highs today will reach into the lower 80s. Through the night, we'll continue with mainly cloudy skies and temperatures will drop into the lower 60s for Friday morning. Friday will still be mostly cloudy, but the rain chance is be very slim. Highs will again reach into the lower 80s.

As you plan for the weekend, that same cold front that we have been talking about will finally push through Southwest Florida. It will bring some scattered showers late Saturday through early Sunday. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 80s with plenty of humidity. Then on Sunday, we'll be just slightly cooler with highs in the lowers 70s with some warmer spots reaching into the lower 80s. Sunshine returns by Monday with highs still in the upper 70s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

TRAFFIC ALERT


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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...


SOCHI CLIP-CLIP


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SOCHI OLYMPIC PREVIEW-PLASMA VO


WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT FOR WEEKS.

AND THE DAY HAS FINALLY ARRIVED, THE WINTER OLYMPICS WILL FINALLY KICK OFF AND A BIG NAME ON TEAM USA HAS MADE A BIG DECISION ABOUT COMPETING IN SOCHI.

TODD LODWICK HAS MADE SIX U-S WINTER OLYMPIC TEAMS - MORE THAN ANY OTHER AMERICAN ATHLETE.

BUT HE LEARNED THIS YEAR SOCHI WOULD BE DIFFERENT.

HIS TEAMMATES HONORED THE NORDIC SKIER SELECTING HIM TO CARRY THE FLAG AS TEAM U-S-A MARCHES INTO FISHT OLYMPIC STADIUM DURING THE OPENING CEREMONY TOMORROW.

THIS MORNING PRACTICE RUNS CONTINUE. IN THE SNOW.

AND ON THE ICE. LONG TRACK VETERAN SHANI DAVIS WITH JUST ONE THING ON HIS MIND. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI OLYMPIC PREVIEW-PLASMA SOTVO OC


"I know if I show up on the race day and I skate to my potential, I will have a very very good shot of winning a gold medal."

THE PUSH FOR GOLD STARTS EVEN BEFORE THE OPENING CEREMONY FOR A HANDFUL OF U-S HOPEFULS.

QUALIFYING IN WOMEN'S MOGULS IS TODAY.

ALONG WITH MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SNOWBOARD SLOPE STYLE, A NEW OLYMPIC EVENTS THIS YEAR.

AND, THE FIRST EVER OLYMPIC TEAM FIGURE SKATING COMPETITION. Return to index of stories...


NBC2 POLICY-TRX CG TOPS


HERE IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO SINCE RUSSIA IS NINE HOURS AHEAD OF US.

WE WILL NOT GIVE AWAY ANY RESULTS THAT HAVE NOT AIRED ON TV.

WE WILL GIVE YOU AN UPDATED MEDAL COUNT.

THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN TO LOOK AWAY FROM YOUR T-V.

MUSIC WILL PLAY, AND WHEN THE MUSIC STOPS, IT MEANS YOU CAN LOOK AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


DEALERSHIP SHOOTING-OC, VO


HAPPENING IN NORTH FLORIDA.

A TAYLOR COUNTY DEPUTY IS BEING CREDITED WITH SAVING A LOT OF LIVES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEE AT A FORD DEALERSHIP DROVE HIS TRUCK THROUGH THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING.

THEN BEGAN SHOOTING.

A DEPUTY WAS THERE GETTING HIS PATROL CAR SERVICED.

THE DEPUTY WAS ABLE TO SHOOT AND KILL THE MAN.

THE DEPUTY WAS INJURED AND IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

TWO OTHER PEOPLE WERE ALSO SHOT. Return to index of stories...


BIGGEST LOSER LOSING TOO MUCH-INTRO


USUALLY CONTESTANTS ON NBC'S THE BIGGEST LOSER ARE APPLAUDED FOR LOSING THE MOST WEIGHT.

BUT NOT ALL THE TIME.

RACHEL FREDERICKSON -- THIS SEASON'S WINNER -- DROPPED A WHOPPING 155 POUNDS!

BUT SOME PEOPLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA ARE WEIGHING IN -- SAYING IT'S TOO MUCH.

OUR NICK CILETTI IS GIVING US THE SKINNY ON THE CONTROVERSY THAT'S HEATING UP THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


BIGGEST LOSER LOSING TOO MUCH-PLASMA VO


SOME PEOPLE SAY SHE LOOKS AMAZING.

OTHER PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY EXPRESSING CONCERN ABOUT HER HEALTH.SAYING RACHEL IS WAY TOO SKINNY. Return to index of stories...


BIGGEST LOSER LOSING TOO MUCH-VO


WE SAW JAWS DROP DURING THE BIG FINALE TUESDAY NIGHT RIGHT HERE ON NBC2.

RACHEL IS A 24-YEAR-OLD VOICE OVER ARTIST.

AT ONE POINT.SHE WAS A SWIMMING CHAMP.

BUT LATER GOT OUT OF SHAPE AND SOARED TO 260 POUNDS.

IN THE SHOW'S BIG REVEAL -- WE FOUND OUT SHE LOST 155 POUNDS AND IS NOW DOWN TO 105 POUNDS.

SHE'S 5'5 WITH A BMI OF 17.5.WHICH TECHNICALLY IS UNDERWEIGHT ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL.

HERE'S HOW SOME PEOPLE ARE REACTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Return to index of stories...


BIGGEST LOSER LOSING TOO MUCH-SS (3)


"WATCHING THE BIGGEST LOSER FINALE AND I AM SERIOUSLY CONCERNED THAT THE CONFETTI WILL KNOCK RACHEL OVER."

"THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE SEEN A CONTESTANT GO TOO FAR. GENUINELY UPSET ABOUT THIS ONE."

"I THINK IT'S KINDA SAD HOW YOUNG GIRLS AND TEENS ARE WATCHING THIS AS AN EXAMPLE. NBC SHOULD PROBABLY KNOW BETTER." Return to index of stories...


BIGGEST LOSER LOSING TOO MUCH-PLASMA TAG


RACHEL HAS SPOKEN OUT ABOUT THE CONTRVERSY.

SHE SAYS SHE'S THRILLED WITH THE WAY SHE LOOKS AND INSISTS SHE FOLLOWED ADVICE FROM THE SHOW'S MEDICAL TEAM.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO "WEIGH-IN" ON THE CONTROVERSY.HEAD TO OUR NBC-2 FACEBOOK PAGE. Return to index of stories...


MAN ROBS HOTEL-OC VO


THIS MORNING DEPUTIES ARE ON THE HUNT FOR A HOTEL ROBBER.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO.

WATCH AS THIS MAN JUMPS OVER THE COUNTER OF THE FAIRFIELD INN ON CYPRESS TERRACE.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RELEASED THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF LAST WEEK'S ROBBERY.

NOBODY WAS AT THE DESK LAST WEEK WHEN THE MAN GRABBED CASH AND FLED.

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


PYTHON-VOTOPS


CHECK THIS OUT.

THAT IS AN 18-FOOT LONG BURMESE PYTHON.

WATER ENGINEERS FOUND IT TUSDAY GETTING SOME SUN ON TOP OF A LEVEE IN THE EVERGLADES.

THEY KILLED IT BECAUSE IT'S AN INVASIVE SPECIES.

THIS PYTHON IS JUST SIX INCHES SHY OF THE LONGEST SNAKE EVER DISCOVERED IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TEASE STORY 1-2SHOT VO


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW---

WE ALL KNOW ABOUT THE FAMOUS FIVE-DOLLAR FOOT-LONG.

BUT THE FAMOUS SUB SANDWHICH MAY HAVE A SECRET INGREDIENT!

YOU *MUST* HEAR WHAT SUBWAY WAS HIDING -- 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...


FORECAST TEASE-OMNI


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TWEET-SSTOPS


U.S OLYMPIC SNOWBOARDER HANNAH TETER TWEETING THIS MORNING FROM ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN.

SHE SAYS "RUSSIA IS ALL TIME!" Return to index of stories...


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


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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.

CLOUDY AND WARM WITH A SHOWER

We start the morning with patchy dense fog. Some of that fog is likely to hang on through the mid-morning hours, especially near the coastline. After the fog, it's going to be another rather cloudy day. A cold front was approaching Southwest Florida yesterday, and is now basically stuck just to our north as a stalled front. That is the system that led us to plenty of clouds and a few showers yesterday. We can expect another round of clouds today along with a few passing showers. Winds will be from the northeast around 5-10 mph. Highs today will reach into the lower 80s. Through the night, we'll continue with mainly cloudy skies and temperatures will drop into the lower 60s for Friday morning. Friday will still be mostly cloudy, but the rain chance is be very slim. Highs will again reach into the lower 80s.

As you plan for the weekend, that same cold front that we have been talking about will finally push through Southwest Florida. It will bring some scattered showers late Saturday through early Sunday. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 80s with plenty of humidity. Then on Sunday, we'll be just slightly cooler with highs in the lowers 70s with some warmer spots reaching into the lower 80s. Sunshine returns by Monday with highs still in the upper 70s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI


CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

ALL CLEAR, COLLIER CO ENFORCEMENT

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


WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-CLIPTOPS


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WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-NEWSROOM


WE HAVE A LOT GOING ON THIS THURSDAY ---

I'M LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WHERE OUR MORNING TEAM IS WORKING ON THE BIG STORIES OF THE DAY,

INCLUDING CHECKING ON THE CONDITION OF A MOTORCYCLISTS CLINGING TO LIFE AFTER A CRASH ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE.

PLUS THIS. Return to index of stories...


1) SAM TEASE LEHIGH DEATH-SOTTOPS


tease lehigh death investigation, a lot of questions, live report coming up Return to index of stories...


2) TOOTHEPASTE TERROR-VOTOPS


AND TOOTHPASTE TERROR!

OUR STACEY DEFFENBAUGH IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM RIGHT NOW UPDATING THIS WARNING FROM HOMELAND SECURITY. Return to index of stories...


WHATS COMING UP AT 6 TAG-NEWSROOM


AND NBC-2 IS LIVE IN SOCHI RUSSIA AS YOU WAKE UP --

THE GAMES ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY, ONE DAY BEFORE OPENING CEREMONIES.

WE'LL GET THE LATEST FROM NBC'S DAVE WAGNER IN A LIVE REPORT!

DON'T MISS IT.

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR! Return to index of stories...


YOGA MAT CHEMICAL IN SUBWAY-VOTOPS


SUBWAY IS TAKING A CONTROVERSIAL CHEMICAL OUT OF ITS BREAD.

YOU FIND THAT SAME CHEMICAL IN YOGA MATS AND SHOE RUBBER --

IN ADDITION TO THEIR SUBS.

THIS STARTED WHEN A PROMINENT FOOD BLOGGER LAUNCHED A PETITION --

ASKING THE SANDWICH CHAIN TO STOP USING THE INGREDIENT.

OTHERS USE IT TOO.

KRAFT.

CHICK-FIL-A.

BUT SUBWAY AGREED.

THEY SAY IT IMPROVES THEIR RECIPE ANYWAY. Return to index of stories...


FLAWLESS FLOWER DELIVERY-VOTOPS


SENDING YOUR SWEETIE FLOWERS THIS VALENTINE'S DAY?

ANGIE'S LIST HAS SOME TIPS TO AVOID WILTED STEMS OR LATE DELIVERIES.

START BY ORDERING EARLY. EVEN A WEEK IN ADVANCE.

IF YOUR HEART ISN'T SET ON A PARTICULAR FLOWER, LIKE ROSES, KEEP AN OPEN MIND.

SUGGEST COLORS, AND LET THE FLORIST CHOOSE THE FRESHEST BLOOMS.

IF THE PRICE GIVES YOU STICKER SHOCK, ASK FOR LESS EXPENSIVE ALTERNATIVES.

AND GIVE AS MUCH INFORMATION AS YOU CAN FOR DELIVERY, DOWN TO THE RECIPIENTS CELL PHONE NUMBER. Return to index of stories...


NEWS STATION TREADMILLS-VOTOPS


YOU'VE SEEN STAND-UP DESKS AND HEARD ABOUT OFFICES WITH BUILD-IN TREADMILLS, BUT TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

A COUPLE OF T-V NEWS ANCHORS IN SOUTH CAROLINA LACED UP THEIR SNEAKERS AND READ THE 10 O'CLOCK NEWS WHILE DOING A LITTLE CARDIO.

W-H-N-S IN GREENVILLE HAD RUN A STORY ABOUT A GROWING TREND IN OFFICES THAT USE STAND-UP WORKSTATIONS.

WHEN A LOCAL SELLER SAW THE STORY, HE OFFERED THE STATION A CHANCE TO TRY IT OUT DURING THEIR BROADCAST Return to index of stories...


END OF SHOW-WX CENTER


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...


END OF SHOW CLIP-CLIP


HIT TIME 5:57:50 AM Return to index of stories...