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KEY LIST ALVA FIRE -TRX VOTOPS
ALVA FIRE-TRX LIVE U DANIELS CRASH -TRX 2 SS TOPS
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ALVA FIRE-SOT LIVE U NAPLES STORAGE SHED-VO SS OC
FM SHOOTING-TRX SS TOPS FLY SOCHI SECURITY-TRX VO PLASMA
FM SHOOTING-REM LIVE SOCHI SECURITY-PKG
FM SHOOTING-2 SS SOCHI SECURITY-OC
FM SHOOTING-SOT JOB NUMBERS-TRX OC
FM SHOOTING-REM LIVE STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS WIPE
DANIELS CRASH FARM BILL TODAY-VOTOPS
SULLIVAN RECOUNT-VO WINTER WEATHER-TRX VOTOPS OC
CHARLES NAVE-TRX VO SS WINTER WEATHER-PKG
JOB NUMBERS-TRX OC LIGHTING DETECTION-VO SS
JOB NUMBERS-PKG COLLIER WATER-OC
STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOSP SANIBEL DREDGING-OC
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FIRE VICTIM ID'D-TRX SS VO DOG ARTHRITIS-PKG
MIDPOINT BRIDGE AX FOL-TRX SS VO DOG ARTHRITIS-OC
AARON HERNANDEZ COURT-VO TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
RUSSIAN EAVESDROPPING-TRX OC TZ4 A) SOCHI-SAT LIVE OR VO
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MOM AND DAUGHTER ROBBED-TRX VO KAYDEN POWELL-TRX VOTOPS
STOLEN TRUCK-SS VO TOPS HOFFMAN FUNERAL TODAY-VO
HOFFMAN FUNERAL TODAY-VO MORTGAGE RATES FALL-TRX VO PLASMA
LENO AT HAYES HALL-NATS VO GM MARY BARRA-VOTOPS WIPE
BEATLES IN AMERICA-NATS VO GOOGLE RUSSIA DOODLE-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT FLASHING HEADLIGHTS-VO
TZ1 A) SOCHI-SAT OR VO SOCHI TEASE-TRX 2 SHOT SAT LIVE
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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL SOCHI OPEN-CLIP
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SOCHI-PKG OLYMPIC MEDAL COUNT-CG
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FUGITIVE FRIDAY-TRX 3 SHOT EVERBLADES OLYMPICS-VO
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ALVA FIRE-TRX LIVE U


BREAKING AT MIDDAY.

NBC2, ALONGSIDE FIRE CREWS, TODAY - AS THEY BATTLE A HOUSE FIRE IN ALVA.

THE HOME IS A TOTAL LOSS FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR.

NBC2'S TY RUSSELL IS LIVE TO SHOW WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


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ALSO BREAKING AT MIDDAY,

GUNFIRE LIGHTS UP A BUSY INTERSECTION IN FORT MYERS.

THE DRIVE BY SHOOTING SENT THREE TEENAGE BOYS TO THE HOSPITAL.

NBC2'S HOLLIE HOJEK IS AT STATE ROAD 82 AND FORUM BOULEVARD WHERE THE SHOTS WERE FIRED--

HOLLIE WHAT ARE POLICE SAYING AT THIS HOUR? Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING-REM LIVE


TAKE A LOOK

RIGHT NOW FORT MYERS POLICE TELL US THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A GRAY FOUR

DOOR SEDAN----POSSIBLY A TOYOTA WITH DARK TINTED WINDOWS--SIMILAR TO

THIS ONE.

POLICE SAY SOMEONE INTHAT CAR OPENED FIRE ON THREE YOUNG MEN--THEN DROVE OFF.

IT HAPPENED NEAR THIS INTERSECTION OFF STATE ROAD 82 AND FORUM BLVD. Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING-2 SS


WE WERE ABLE TO GET PICTURES OF THE THREE VICTIMS WHO WERE SHOT AT.

CORY JACKSON WAS CRITICALLY INJURED-

BRANDON CONNER AND JAVARIS MURRARY WERE ALSO IN THE CAR.

POLICE SAY THE VEHICLE WAS STRUCK MULTIPLE TIMES WITH GUNFIRE.

THE SUPECT CAR FLED--

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FM SHOOTING-REM LIVE


WE WENT BY GULF HOSPITAL WITHIN THE LAST HOUR--

WHERE COREY JACKSON IS IN STABLE CONDITION.

THE OTHER TWO SUFFERED NON LIFE THREATENING INJURIES

THIS IS THE SECOND DRIVE BY SHOOTING IN FORT MYERS THIS YEAR-

THE FIRST WAS GANG RELATED- AND KILLED A 17 YEAR OLD GIRL.

RIGHT NOW POLICE DO NOT HAVE A MOTIVE IN ***THIS CASE--

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DANIELS CRASH


BREAKING AT MIDDAY.

RICKENBACKER PKY x and daniels parkway in fort myers.

FROM FHP PIO LT BUENO.THREE VEHICLES INVOLVED, THREE TRANSPORTED. WHITE TOYOTA TUNDRA PICKUP WAS EAST BOUND ON DANIELS, CROSSED THE MEDIAN INTO WESTBOUND TRAFFIC.

SIDESWIPED ONE CAR THEN CRASHED HEAD ON TO THE THIRD VEHICLE. TRUCK DRIVER AND TWO PEOPLE IN THE OTHER HEAD ON CAR INJURED. Return to index of stories...


SULLIVAN RECOUNT-VO


FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN WILL BE TAKING HIS CASE TO COURT AFTER ALL.

AFTER A TWO-DAY BALLOT REVIEW SULLIVAN AND HIS SUPPORTERS CONSIDERED *DROPPING THEIR LAWSUIT AGAINST MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI AND THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS.

HOWEVER, TODAY NBC2 CONFIRMS AFTER A MEETING LAST NIGHT, THE GROUP DECIDED TO MOVE FORWARD.

SULLIVAN IS SUING FOR A RECOUNT, CLAIMING PROBLEMS WITH ELECTION RESULTS COST HIM HIS SEAT.

THE TRIAL IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON FEBRUARY 12TH

COUNT ON US TO BE THERE. Return to index of stories...


CHARLES NAVE-TRX VO SS


A MAN CONVICTED OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY WILL BEGIN SERVING HIS SENTENCE TODAY.

CHARLES NAVE OF FORT MYERS MUST TURN HIMSELF INTO U-S MARSHALLS BY THE END OF THE DAY TO SERVE HIS PRISON SENTENCE.

ACCORDING TO A PLEA AGREEMENT,

NAVE KNOWINGLY DISTRIBUTED CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OVER THE INTERNET TO AN UNDERCOVER AGENT.

HE WAS SENTENCED TO 7 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


JOB NUMBERS-TRX OC


HIRING ROSE LESS THAN EXPECTED IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY.

TODAY JOBS REPORT IS GIVING INVESTORS AND LAWMAKERS ON CAPITAL HILL PLENTY TO THINK ABOUT.

AS MELISSA MOLLET EXPLAINS, UNEMPLOYMENT IS DRIVING DEBATE. Return to index of stories...


JOB NUMBERS-PKG


THE JANUARY JOBS NUMBERS SHOW THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT A 5-YEAR LOW.FALLING TO 6.6%.WITH 113,000 JOBS ADDED, FEWER THAN ECONOMISTS PREDICTED.

"The trend in the job market has not changed, nothing fundamental is going on here."

BUT THE REPORT COMES AS LONG-TERM JOBLESS BENEFITS.ARE STILL "ON HOLD" FOR MORE THAN A MILLION AMERICANS.

THE LATEST DEMOCRATIC PLAN…JUST ONE VOTE SHY OF PASSING IN THE SENATE THURSDAY…REPUBLICANS… BLOCKING THE PROPOSAL..FAILING TO PASS A THREE MONTH EXTENSION OF BENEFITS THAT EXPIRED AT THE END OF LAST YEAR.

THIS BILL WOULD HAVE COST SIX-POINT-FOUR BILLION DOLLARS… AND GIVEN ADDITIONAL BENEFITS TO THOSE WHO HAVE "USED UP" THEIR SIX MONTHS OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE.

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"Unfortunately Americans who are already struggling to find work today, find themselves a victim of partisan politics, again."

JUST FOUR REPUBLICANS VOTED IN SUPPORT OF THE PLAN.

MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID SAYS HE'LL CONTINUE PUSHING THE BILL…UNTIL IT PASSES.

MEANTIME… WORRY ABOUT THE OVERALL ECONOMY….

"It's not steady, consistent growth, which is what we need. For consumer confidence, for employer confidence."

AS MANY "TRY" TO REMAIN HOPEFUL.

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STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOSP


MELISSA MOLLET REPORTING.

THE LATEST JOB REPORT MOVED STOCKS HIGHER IN EARLY TRADING TODAY.

LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD.

RIGHT NOW THE DOW ___. Return to index of stories...


FDA BABY FORMULA-TRX VO


NEW RULES FROM THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION,

TO ENSURE INFANT FORMULA IS SAFE AND NUTRITIOUS. \

MOST MAKERS ALREADY PRACTICE THESE RULES,

BUT THE F-D-A IS PUTTING THEM IN WRITING.

COMPANIES ARE REQUIRED TO PROVE THEIR FORMULAS INCLUDE THE PROPER AMOUNT OF PROTEIN, CARBOHYDRATES, FATS, VITAMINS AND MINERALS.

THEY WILL ALSO HAVE TO TEST FOR SALMONELLA.

THE F-D-A SAYS BREASTFEEDING IS STILL STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Return to index of stories...


FIRE VICTIM ID'D-TRX SS VO


WE KNOW THE NAME OF THE MAN WHO DIED IN A STRUCTURE FIRE IN NORTH FORT MYERS THURSDAY MORNING.

DEPUTIES SAY TERRY LEE FAIRCHILD'S BODY WAS FOUND INSIDE AN ABANDONED BUILDING ON LAUREL DRIVE AND NORTH TAMIAMI TRAIL.

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE FAIRCHILD WAS HOMELESS AND USING THE BUILDING AS SHELTER.

THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS UNKNOWN. Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT BRIDGE AX FOL-TRX SS VO


NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE MAN WHO DIED IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH WEDNESDAY.

LEE MEMORIAL CONFIRMED THAT 25 YEAR OLD RUSTIN DAY DIED YESTERDAY.

THIS WAS THE SCENE WEDNESDAY MORNING ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE.

POLICE SAY DAY SLAMMED INTO A CAR AS HE WAS HEADING WEST ON THE BRIDGE.

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


AARON HERNANDEZ COURT-VO


FORMER NFL STAR AARON HERNANDEZ HEADS BACK TO COURT IN MASSACHUSETTS TODAY.

HE'S IN COURT REGARDING HIS MURDER TRIAL.

PROSECUTORS WANT THE JUDGE TO RELEASE RECORDINGS OF PHONE CALLS HERNANDEZ MADE WHILE JAILED.

THEY SAY THE 24-YEAR-OLD SPOKE "IN CODE" TO OTHERS ABOUT THE MURDER OF 27-YEAR-OLD ODIN LLOYD LAST SUMMER.

FOUR OTHER PEOPLE ARE CHARGED, INCLUDING HIS FIANCEE AND COUSIN. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIAN EAVESDROPPING-TRX OC


AHEAD OF TONIGHT'S WINTER OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY,

THE U-S IS SUGGESTING THAT RUSSIA IS RESPONSIBLE FOR EAVESDROPPING,

ON A TOP U-S DIPLOMAT'S CONVERSATION.

ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIAN EAVESDROPPING-PKG


The target of the electronic snooping is Victoria Nuland - seen here handing out bread to anti-government protesters in Ukraine in December.

NAT SOT -

Not your tea-and-crumpets kind of diplomat, Nuland has been tough with the Russians.

Now they may have gotten even: the audio of her private conversation with the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine was quoted on youtube - and QUICKLY tweeted by Russia's government. In the call, Nuland USED THE F-WORD TO dismiss inaction on the Ukraine crisis by the European Union - the EU -

NAT SOT

"AND YOU KNOW, F*** THE E.U."

So who bugged Nuland's call?

SOT CARNEY:

"THE VIDEO WAS FIRST NOTED AND TWEETED OUT BY THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT, I THINK IT SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT RUSSIA'S ROLE.

STANDUP BRIDGE:

RUSSIAN TV NEWS SUGGESTED NULAND WAS MEDDLING IN THEIR AFFAIRS - AND ONE REPORT EVEN COMPARED NULAND TO HILLARY CLINTON, NOT A FAVORITE WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN'S GOVERNMENT.

Nuland was Clinton's spokeswoman at the State Department - before john Kerry promoted her TO THE TOP U-S DIPLOMAT IN EUROPE

NULAND SWEARING IN:

WE CAN'T STOP WORKING TO FIND AREAS WHERE WE CAN BRING RUSSIA TO THE TABLE

But now it could be a lot harder for her to do her job:

SOT JEN PSAKI

WELL, CERTAINLY WE THINK THIS IS A NEW LOW IN RUSSIAN TRADECRAFT.

And - more tension with Russia - just in time for the Opening Ceremonies.

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MOM AND DAUGHTER ROBBED-TRX VO


NBC2 WITH A CRIME ALERT IN LEE COUNTY.

DEPUTIES ARE SEARCHING FOR TWO MEN,

AFTER A WOMAN WAS ROBBED AT KNIFEPOINT WITH HER DAUGHTER.

THE VICTIMS SAY TWO MEN APPROACHED THEM OUTSIDE A SAVE-A-LOT STORE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE WOMEN TRIED TO GIVE THEM FORTY DOLLARS.

THE MEN SAID IT WASN'T ENOUGH, AND WALKED THEM INSIDE THE STORE AT KNIFEPOINT TO PULL MORE MONEY OUT OF THE A-T-M. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN TRUCK-SS VO TOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS SOMEONE STOLE A FLATBED TRUCK.

THEY THINK IT COULD BE HEADED TO A MIAMI CHOP SHOP.

SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE SHOWS THE THIEVES DRIVING AWAY.

THE OWNER OF THE PORT CHARLOTTE AUTO BODY SHOP SAYS THE CROOKS KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING. Return to index of stories...


HOFFMAN FUNERAL TODAY-VO


TODAY IN NEW YORK,

RELATIVES AND CLOSE FRIENDS OF PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN WILL ATTEND A PRIVATE FUNERAL FOR THE OSCAR-WINNING ACTOR.

THIS IS VIDEO OF A WAKE HELD THURSDAY AT A MANHATTAN FUNERAL HOME FOR HOFFMAN, FOUND DEAD SUNDAY OF AN APPARENT DRUG OVERDOSE.

A LARGER MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD LATER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


LENO AT HAYES HALL-NATS VO


JAY LENO SAYS THERE'S LIFE AFTER 'THE TONIGHT SHOW'.

AFTER A 22 YEAR RUN WITH NBC LATE NIGHT.

nats of leno on stage

THE ENTERTAINER HAD HIS LAST SHOW AS HOST THURSDAY NIGHT.

LENO SAYS HE PLANS TO CONTINUE PLAYING COMEDY CLUBS,

INDULGING HIS PASSION FOR CARS AND OTHER TV WORK THAT COMES HIS WAY

THE KING OF LATE NIGHT IS ACTUALLY COMING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

LENO WILL BE PERFORMING AT ARTIS NAPLES MONDAY.

THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Return to index of stories...


BEATLES IN AMERICA-NATS VO


FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY,

A MILESTONE IN MUSIC HISTORY.

nats of beatles

THE BEATLES ARRIVED IN AMERICA FEBRUARY SEVENTH, 19-64 - TWO DAYS BEFORE THEIR ICONIC PERFORMANCE ON "THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW".

THAT OF COURSE LAUNCHED THEM TO SUPERSTARDOM,

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TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


THERE'S A BIG REASON TO EXCITED ABOUT TONIGHT!

AS RUSSIA CAPTURES THE ATTENTION OF THE WORLD.

THE OPENING CEREMONY FOR THE SOCHI WINTER GAMES GETS UNDERWAY.

AND LEADING TEAM USA INTO THE ARENA,

AN OLYMPIC VETERAN STEPPING INTO HISTORY.

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WEATHER-STC


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

The cool front will eventually move through the area late this weekend, but until then, our weather stays fairly warm and humid.

temperatures are set to warm back into the low 80s during the afternoon. We'll likely have some cloudier periods during the day, but the clouds should break up enough to give us partial sunshine at times. Winds will come in from the northeast today from 5-15 mph.

A few passing showers will be possible across Southwest Florida today, but our rain chances will stay relatively low at 30%.

As we head into the weekend, we'll likely start off Saturday morning with some fog and low clouds followed by partly cloudy and warm conditions in the afternoon with highs in the low 80s. Some isolated rain will be possible Saturday evening into Sunday morning as a cold front finally pushes through Southwest Florida, bringing us a drop in humidity along with slightly cooler temperatures by Sunday.

Sunday should end up being a very nice day with plenty of sunshine, lower humidity and highs in the upper 70s.

Our forecast looks pretty delightful to start the week as well. Morning temperatures Monday will be in the mid to upper 50s, and we'll warm back into the upper 70s during the afternoon with a mostly sunny sky.

Temperatures start to rebound by midweek with highs back in the 80s, but another cold front will approach the area Wednesday, potentially giving us another stretch of cooler weather for the second half of next week. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI OPEN-CLIP


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SOCHI-EBOX TOPS


COMPETITION IS UNDERWAY IN SOCHI - AS THE OLYMPIC COURSES ARE PUTTING ATHLETES THROUGH THEIR PACES.

BUT TONIGHT EVERYONE TAKES A BREAK FOR THE OPENING CEREMONY,

MARKING THE OFFICIAL START OF THE GAMES.

JAY GRAY IS AT OLYMPIC STADIUM WHERE IT'S ALL TAKING PLACE. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI-PKG


THE U-S TEAM WILL WALK INTO FISHT OLYMPIC STADIUM TONIGHT LED BY NORDIC SKIER TODD LODWICK. AMERICA'S ONLY 6-TIME WINTER OLYMPIAN. SELECTED BY HIS TEAMMATES TO CARRY THE FLAG.

" I just kind of sat in my chair and said 'holy cow I get to carry the flag for the United States of America at the Olympic Games in Sochi.' Just those words coming out of my mouth right now, it's a humbling statement and definitely had to sit back and take in the moment."

THE EMOTIONS AND MAGIC OF THE OPENING CEREMONY IS FOR MANY OF THE ATHLETES. A DEFINING MOMENT OF THE GAMES.

"Once you walk through that tunnel with your team USA teammates wearing your red white and blue garb and seeing all the cameras go off and all the other Olympians around you, you know that you've really made it."

SPEAKING OF THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE.

THIS IS WHAT THEY'LL BE WEARING.

"We have awesome Ralph Lauren outfits that are just.all time."

TIME IS ALREADY TICKING FOR TEAM U-S-A. ON THE SLOPES AND ICE.

ALL OF THE AMERICAN SNOWBOARDERS MADE IT OUT OF THE FIRST ROUND OF QUALIFYING IN SLOPE STYLE.

IN TEAM FIGURE SKATING.

MARISSA CASTELLI AND SIMON SHNAPIR GLIDED THROUGH THE PAIRS SHORT PROGRAM.

BUT IN THE MEN'S SHORT PROGRAM. THINGS WERE A BIT ROUGH AND TUMBLE FOR JEREMY ABBOTT.

THE U-S TEAM BOUNCED BACK IN WOMEN'S MOGULS.

VANCOUVER GOLD MEDALIST HANNAH KEARNEY FINISHED ON TOP AFTER THE FIRST ROUND OF QUALIFYING.

TEAM U-S-A WILL BE BACK ON THE SLOPES SATURDAY. WHICH MEANS SOME THE ATHLETES WILL FACE THE TOUGH DECISION OF WHETHER TO WALK IN TONIGHT'S OPENING CEREMONY OR REST-UP FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF COMPETITION.

JAY GRAY. NBC NEWS. SOCHI. Return to index of stories...


EVENTS TO WATCH FOR-2 SHOT SS


JAY GRAY REPORTING.

TODAY WE SAW SOME MEN'S DOWNHILL TRAINING.

THE WOMEN ALSO HIT THE ALPINE SLOPE.

AND THE MEDAL RACE OFFICIALLY STARTS TOMORROW!

TONIGHT IT'S ALL ABOUT THE OPENING CEREMONY.

CATCH IT RIGHT HERE ON NBC2.

COVERAGE STARTS AT 7:30. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


IT'S FUGITIVE FRIDAY, WHEN WE PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON A LIST OF LOCAL CRIMINALS ON THE RUN.

THE STORIES OF WHY THEY ARE WANTED - NEXT AT NOON. Return to index of stories...


FUGITIVE FRIDAY-TRX 3 SHOT


IT'S TIME FOR FUGITIVE FRIDAY.

WE HAVE ANOTHER LIST OF CRIMINALS ON THE RUN.

TRISH ROUTTE WITH SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CRIME STOPPERS IS HERE TO TELL US ABOUT THEM. Return to index of stories...


FUGITIVE FRIDAY-5 SS


We're starting off our list with a North Fort Myers brute who's got a lengthy

history of losing his temper and making really bad choices in life. William

Corbitt is currently wanted on charges relating to an incident where he beat up

his live-in girlfriend and strangled her almost to the point of unconsciousness.

The assault happened while Corbitt's friend and relative stood by and watched

the victim get punched in the mouth and choked. When she was finally able to

break free and call 9-1-1, Corbitt had the audacity to tell deputies that she was

the aggressor, despite her bloody lip and other visible injuries and bruises. He

was arrested then released from jail a few hours later, with certain conditions

which he has subsequently failed to adhere to. 33 year old Corbitt has 10

previous arrests, including multiple counts of battery, burglary, grand theft and

DUI. He's a registered convicted felon who sports several tattoos, including

praying hands with a cross on his right arm and the name Sharon on his neck.

Next up is Coty Harrison, a repeat offender who racked up his first felony arrest

on his 15th

grand theft and burglary, as well as grand theft auto when he was just 16. As an

adult, he's compiled seven additional arrests in Lee County for more burglaries

thefts and probation violations, as well as three in Charlotte County. Now at age

23, he's wanted for failing to show up in court after his last arrest for grand theft.

Harrison was last known to be living in the Suncoast area of North Fort Myers,

and has numerous tattoos, including a cross on both his back and his left hand,

and the name Lindsey on his left arm. Upon his arrest, Harrison will be held

without bond in the Lee County Jail.

birthday. As a juvenile, Harrison was booked on multiples counts of

And in Collier County, deputies are on the hunt for 57 year old Fred Herman

Jones, wanted for violating terms of his probation on charges of obtaining

property by fraud and failing to appear for a felony offense. Jones is a former

financial and management consultant, who apparently parlayed those skills into

a career of scamming people out of their hard earned money. His MO is typically

financially-based, at one point defrauding a victim of nearly $50,000. He's also

been arrested for passing bad checks, grand theft, as well as forgery and several

times where he just neglected to show up for court dates. Deputies think Jones

is still in the area, laying low in either Collier or Lee County - and most likely on

someone else's dime.

And rounding out our list is Gregory Monnie, a career criminal who's made

his livelihood for years peddling high powered narcotics on the streets of Lee

County. Thus far, Monnie has been arrested 11 times locally on a multitude of

charges - most recently this past August for seven counts of the possession and

sale of heroin, cocaine and other drugs. In addition, Monnie has spent almost

eight years in state prison for selling and trafficking drugs. Also on his record are

two charges of aggravated assault, public order crimes and countless occasions

where he ignored a judge's order to show up in court. Monnie, who goes by the

street name of G Mo, is among the elite few on Crime Stoppers Most Wanted list.

He has several tattoos, including a tear drop under his left eye, a black panther

on his left forearm and praying hands with the phrase "Cry now, laugh later" on

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TEASE THREE


THERE'S WINTER AND THEN THERE'S THIS.

CRIPPLING COLD WEATHER BEARING DOWN ON MANY STATES.

WHY THE PRESIDENT DECLARED ONE PART OF PENNSYVANIA A DISASTER ZONE.

TODAY NBC2 IS WE'RE FOCUSING ON YOUR PET'S HEALTH.

ARTHRITIS IS A SERIOUS CONDITION FOR OLDER DOGS.

NOW- A NEW MEDICINE COULD CHANGE THAT. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) WINTER WEATHER-VOTOPS


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TZ3 B) DOG ARTHRITIS-VO


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HEADLINES


"If we need to extract our -- our citizens, we will have appropriate arrangements with the Russians to do that. "

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THERE'S AN ATTACK ON SOCHI?

THE OPENING CEREMONY IS TONIGHT.

HOW WORLD LEADERS WILL SHIFT GEARS IF SO NEEDED.

"They say til Sunday there's no power-- nothing."

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE FREEZING IN THE NORTH BECAUSE THE POWER IS STILL OUT.

NBC2 VISITS PENNSYLVANIA, THE HARDEST HIT AREA.

FORTUNATELY OUR WEATHER IS LOOKING PRETTY GOOD - HOW OUR WEEKEND IS SHAPING UP - NEXT! Return to index of stories...


HL1) SOCHI SECURITY-TRX SOTVOTOPS


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HL2) WINTER WEATHER-TRX SOTVOTOPS


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OPEN 12:30-CLIP


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FM SHOOTING-OC TRX MAP VO


BREAKING IN FORT MYERS.

A DRIVE BY SHOOTING SENDS THREE TEENAGE BOYS TO THE HOSPITAL.

IT HAPPENED AT STATE ROAD 82 AND FORUM BOULEVARD AROUND ONE A-M.

HERE'S A NEW CLUE.

FORT MYERS POLICE TELL US THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A GRAY FOUR

DOOR SEDAN.

POSSIBLY A TOYOTA WITH DARK TINTED WINDOWS--SIMILAR TO THIS ONE.

CORY JACKSON WAS CRITICALLY INJURED-

BRANDON CONNER AND JAVARIS MURRARY WERE ALSO IN THE CAR.

THE VICTIMS MANAGED TO DRIVE TO A HOSPITAL

CALL F-M-P-D IF YOU HAVE ANY LEADS IN THIS DRIVE-BY-SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


ALVA FIRE -TRX VOTOPS


ALSO BREAKING AT MIDDAY.

MULTIPLE FIRE CREWS BATTLE A HOUSE FIRE IN ALVA.

THE HOME IS A TOTAL LOSS FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR.

WE KNOW ONE PERSON WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL BY AMBULANCE.

THE OTHERS WERE ABLE TO TAKE THEMSELVES.

THE RED CROSS IS NOW HELPING THE FAMILY.

THE HOME IS A TOTAL LOSS.

AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY. Return to index of stories...


DANIELS CRASH -TRX 2 SS TOPS


NEW PICTURES OF A THREE CAR CRASH WITH INJURIES IN FORT MYERS.

THIS HAPPENED JUST A SHORT TIME AGO ON RICKENBACKER PARKWAYand daniels parkway.

FHP TELLS US A TRUCK WAS ON DANIELS,

WHEN IT CROSSED THE MEDIAN INTO WESTBOUND TRAFFIC.

THE TRUCK SIDESWIPED ONE CAR THEN CRASHED HEAD ON TO THE THIRD VEHICLE.

THE TRUCK DRIVER AND TWO PEOPLE IN THE HEAD ON CAR WERE INJURED. Return to index of stories...


CHARLES NAVE-TRX VO SS


A LEE COUNTY HUSBAND AND FATHER, CONVICTED OF DISTRIBUTING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY WILL BEGIN SERVING HIS SENTENCE TODAY.

CHARLES NAVE OF FORT MYERS MUST TURN HIMSELF INTO U-S MARSHALLS BY THE END OF THE DAY TO SERVE HIS PRISON SENTENCE.

ACCORDING TO A PLEA AGREEMENT,

NAVE KNOWINGLY DISTRIBUTED CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OVER THE INTERNET TO AN UNDERCOVER AGENT.

HE WAS SENTENCED TO 7 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES STORAGE SHED-VO SS OC


IN COLLIER COUNTY, A TODDLER IS IN CUSTODY OF THE STATE, HIS MOTHER IS IN JAIL.

AN NBC2 UPDATE FOR YOU.

NOW - WE'RE LEARNING THE BOY COULD BE RELEASED BACK TO HIS FAMILY.

THIS, AFTER THE TWO WERE FOUND LIVING IN DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS INSIDE AN EAST NAPLES STORAGE UNIT.

THE TODDLER HADN'T BEEN CHANGED IN SOME TIME, AND HAD ONLY A FEW CRACKERS TO EAT.

ANOTHER TENANT NOTICED THE CHILD AND CALLED POLICE.

INVESTIGATORS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY THE MOTHER, WENDI ORR, WAS LIVING THERE.

SHE TOLD POLICE, SHE TRIED TO GO TO MATTHEWS HOUSE, A SHELTER, BUT IT WAS FULL.

THE BOY'S FATHER HAS BEEN CONTACTED - AND HE WILL BE PICKING UP THE CHILD AT SOME POINT. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI SECURITY-TRX VO PLASMA


DEVELOPING IN SOCHI RUSSIA.

THE OPENING CEREMONY IS TONIGHT.

BUT THERE'S A BIG SHADOW OVER THE GAMES,

INTERNATIONAL CONCERN CENTERED ON SECURITY.

BARBARA STARR REPORTS ON HOW THE U-S WOULD REACT, IF AN ATTACK HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI SECURITY-PKG


IF THERE IS AN ATTACK AT THE OLYMPICS THAT KILLS OR INJURES AMERICANS, THE US WILL ACTIVE AN EXTENSIVE RESPONSE PLAN.

"If something does happen, you are going to see the information systems of the United States government light up."

IT BEGINS HERE IN SOCHI AT A US OPERATIONS CENTER WHERE DOZENS OF SECURITY PERSONNEL ARE ON THE GROUND.

AGENTS WILL ACCOMPANY AMERICAN ATHLETES TO EVERY VENUE.

BUT IF TERRORISTS STRIKE: THEY WILL SHIFT GEARS.

FBI AGENTS WILL GATHER INFORMATION AND EVIDENCE, INTELLIGENCE PERSONNEL WILL TRY TO FIND OUT WHAT THE RUSSIANS KNOW.

IN ANY AFTERMATH, COMMUNICATIONS FROM SOCHI TO THE US EMBASSY IN MOSCOW WILL BE AROUND THE CLOCK.

US DIPLOMATS WILL TALK TO RUSSIAN COUNTERPARTS, MAKING ARRANGEMENTS TO HELP ANY AMERICANS WHO NEED IT.

BUT THE US WILL HAVE TO DEFER TO MOSCOW.

"This is Russia's show, this is Russia's sovereign territory and international coordination is going to be critical if there is a disaster or an attack on the ground."

THE PENTAGON EMPHASIZES IT WOULD ONLY MOVE IN IF RUSSIA ASKED FOR HELP.

"We want them to know that, if they need our help, we want to help."

THE MAJOR MILITARY JOB--EVACUATE AMERICAN CITIZENS IF THERE IS NO COMMERCIAL AVIATION.

"If we need to extract our -- our citizens, we will have appropriate arrangements with the Russians to do that. "

THE US EUROPEAN COMMAND IN STUTTGART GERMANY NOW HAS DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH RUSSIAN MILITARY COMMANDERS IN THE SOCHI REGION.

THE TWO WARSHIPS MT WHITNEY AND TAYLOR NOW IN THE BLACK SEA OFF SOCHI COULD USE HELICOPTERS TO QUICKLY EVACUATE US GOVERNMENT VIPS AND PROVIDE COMMUNICATIONS FOR OTHER US ASSETS.

IN RAMSTEIN GERMANY, US C-17 TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT STANDBY--WITH MEDICAL TEAMS THAT COULD BE IN THE AIR SIX HOURS AFTER GETTING ORDERS. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI SECURITY-OC


BARBARA STARR REPORTING.

A PERSON TRYING TO HIJACK A PLANE THAT LANDED IN TURKEY WANTED THE CRAFT TO GO TO SOCHI,

THE SITE OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS.

THE HIJACKER IS OF UKRAINIAN NATIONALITY, THE OFFICIAL SAID. A PEGASUS AIRLINES PLANE THAT SENT A HIJACKING SIGNAL HAS LANDED AT ISTANBUL'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN TURKEY AND IS BEING HELD IN A SAFE ZONE THERE, TURKISH STATE MEDIA REPORTED. Return to index of stories...


JOB NUMBERS-TRX OC


NEW JOB NUMBERS AT MIDDAY.

TURNS OUT - HIRING WAS WEAK IN JANUARY, FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT MONTH.

EMPLOYERS ADDED 113 THOUSAND JOBS,

THIS IS ENCOURAGING - NATIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT IS NOW AT 6 POINT 6 PERCENT, THE LOWEST IT'S BEEN, SINCE OCTOBER 2008. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS WIPE


THIS LATEST JOB REPORT MOVED STOCKS HIGHER.

EARNINGS GAINS FROM SEVERAL U-S COMPANIES INCLUDING EXPEDIA ALSO DROVE THE MARKET HIGHER.

RIGHT NOW THE DOW ___. Return to index of stories...


FARM BILL TODAY-VOTOPS


TODAY PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL SIGN THE FARM BILL INTO LAW.

IT CUTS ABOUT EIGHT-BILLION DOLLARS FROM THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM, AND ENDS DIRECT CASH SUB-SIDIES TO SOME FARMERS.

THE SENATE SIGNED OFF EARLIER THIS WEEK.

THE HOUSE PASSED IT LATE LAST MONTH. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WEATHER-TRX VOTOPS OC


THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE REMAIN IN THE DARK TODAY.

AND THE FREEZING COLD,

AFTER THE LATEST WINTER STORM.

PARTS OF PENNSYLVANIA WERE AMONG THE HARDEST HIT.

MARGARET CONLEY HAS A LOOK AT HOW THE POWER OUTAGE IS AFFECTING FOLKS THERE. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WEATHER-PKG


MORE THAN A HALF MILLION PEOPLE SLAMMED BY CRIPPLING ICE STORMS -- FREEZING OFF A HUGE CHUNK OF THE NORTHEAST. AND KNOCKING OUT POWER IN SEVERAL STATES.

FROM MARYLAND -- TO NEW JERSEY -- TO MAINE, IT'S LIGHTS OUT FOR MANY -- BUT IT'S ESPECIALLY BAD IN PENNSYLVANIA.

"I live outside the district. I almost kind of feel guilty when I come in to work over the last couple days to see the devastation in the area."

IT'S BEEN AN UNBEARABLE THREE DAYS WITHOUT ELECTRICITY OR HEAT IN THE PHILADELPHIA AREA - AS TEMPERATURES STAY FRIGID.

THE DESPERATE CITY NOW CALLING FOR HELP FROM UTILITY CREWS AS FAR AWAY AS CANADA.

"They say til Sunday there's no power-- nothing."

WITH RELIEF POSSIBLY STILL DAYS AWAY, THE PRESIDENT THURSDAY DECLARED PHILADELPHIA AND ITS FOUR NEIGHBORING COUNTIES A DISASTER ZONE.

"These are all done. These will all have to be thrown out."

A PENNSYLVANIA BAKERY OWNER SURVEYS HER INVENTORY -- ALL OF IT DESTROYED BY THE LOSS OF POWER.

HER BUSINESS SURVIVED THE PUNCH OF HURRICANE SANDY -- ONLY TO BE KNOCKED OUT BY THIS LATEST ROUND OF STORMS.

: "How much money do you think you've lost?"

"We've lost about 10-thousand dollars." Return to index of stories...


LIGHTING DETECTION-VO SS


MARGARET CONELY REPORTING.

BEGINNING NEXT THURSDAY IN FORT MYERS, THREE NEW LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS WILL BE UP AND RUNNING - ALL TO KEEP FAMILIES SAFE.

THE GOAL IS TO MAKE CITY PARKS SAFER DURING STORMS.

THE SYSTEMS ARE GOING IN AT GOLFVIEW POOL, THE STARS COMPLEX AND THE SAM FLEISHMAN COMPLEX.

YOU LIKELY REMEMBER - THE TRAGIC STORY THAT MADE HEADLINES - WHEN 11 YEAR OLD JESSE WATLINGTON WAS KILLED BY LIGHTNING DURING FOOTBALL PRACTICE WITH HIS TEAM IN 2012.

JESSE'S DEATH SPURRED THESE NEW SAFETY CHANGES AT SCHOOLS AND PARKS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER WATER-OC


A HEADS UP FOR COLLIER COUNTY WATER DISTRICT CUSTOMERS.

YOU MIGHT START NOTICING A THE WATER IS A DIFFERENT COLOR - BUT IT IS STILL SAFE TO DRINK.

THE CHANGES ARE DUE TO A TEMPORARY DISINFECTION PROCESS, WHICH BEGINS TODAY.

IT RUNS THROUGH FEBRUARY 21ST. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL DREDGING-OC


AND A HEADS UP FOR BOATERS ON SANIBEL - DREDGING BEGINS TODAY AT THE SHELL HARBOR ENTRANCE CHANNEL.

SO BE AWARE. IT WILL STILL BE OPEN, BUT YOU MAY HAVE TO STOP AND WAIT A BIT.

THIS WORK WILL TAKE A FEW WEEKS TO COMPLETE. Return to index of stories...


DOG ARTHRITIS-CLIP OC


ON THE MEDICAL FRONT.

FIGHTING ARTHRITIS IN PETS.

IT CAN BE DIFFICULT WHEN THEY ARE IN PAIN.

A NEW DRUG FOR DOGS SEEMS TO BE SHOWING PROMISE.

JOHN ANDREWS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


DOG ARTHRITIS-PKG


THE BRADEN RIVER ANIMAL HOSPITAL IS APART OF A CLINICAL TRIAL OF A DRUG CALLED DIA-SARIN.

DON'T WORRY LITTLE GUY, SO FAR IT ISN'T ANYTHING TO BE NERVOUS ABOUT.

20 DOGS ARE INVOLVED IN THE TRAIL, BUT AS IT IS A BLIND STUDY SOME OF THE DOGS GET A PLACEBO, AND VETERINARIAN TERRY CLEKIS THINKS HE CAN PICK OUT WHO IS GETTING THE REAL DRUG.

"We look at their ability to get up and down, their pain on manipulation, the ability to trot, their range of motion, and it's rated on a scale of one to four. And it seems like the dogs that I think are on the medication seem to be getting better each subsequent exam."

CANINE ARTHRITIS IS ON THE RISE AS DOGS ARE LIVING LONGER THEY ARE GETTING MANY OF THE SAME AILMENTS HUMANS GET WHICH CAN LIMIT THEIR ACTIVITY AND MOBILITY.

THIS IS SASHA A 12 YEAR OLD PUP WHO IS STILL KEEN ON LIFE BUT SHORT ON ENDURANCE. A FACT OF LIFE THAT CAN BE EMOTIONALLY TRYING.

"It saddens my heart to see her in pain. she has always been my hiking buddy and walking buddy. We would always explore but our treks are definitely much shorter now." Return to index of stories...


DOG ARTHRITIS-OC


JOHN ANDREWS REPORTING.

THE DRUG IS STILL IN THE TESTING PHASE AND WON'T LIKELY SEE PHARMACIES FOR TWO OR THREE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


THE EYES OF THE WORLD ARE ON SOCHI!

THE OPENING CEREMONY FOR THE WINTER GAMES IS TONIGHT.

AND WE MIGHT ALREADY KNOW WHICH COUNTRY WILL COME OUT ON TOP.

NBC2 SHOWS YOU THE MATH.

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TZ4 A) SOCHI-SAT LIVE OR VO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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KAYDEN POWELL-TRX VOTOPS


Police say a newborn missing from a southern Wisconsin home has been found alive at a gas station in eastern Iowa.

Town of Beloit Police Chief Steven Kopp says the nearly week-old baby was discovered by an officer checking along an interstate near West Branch on Friday morning.

FBI acting special agent G.B. Jones said at a news conference the officer heard the newborn crying and discovered the child swaddled in a tote bag outside a gas station. Authorities say the child appears to be in good condition.

Federal, state and local law enforcement officers had been looking for the baby since early Thursday when his mother discovered him missing from a bassinette in a Town of Beloit home. Return to index of stories...


HOFFMAN FUNERAL TODAY-VO


TODAY IN NEW YORK,

ONLY RELATIVES AND CLOSE FRIENDS OF PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN WILL ATTEND A PRIVATE FUNERAL FOR THE OSCAR-WINNING ACTOR.

THIS IS VIDEO OF A WAKE HELD THURSDAY AT A MANHATTAN FUNERAL HOME FOR HOFFMAN,

WHO WAS FOUND DEAD SUNDAY OF AN APPARENT DRUG OVERDOSE.

A LARGER MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD LATER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


MORTGAGE RATES FALL-TRX VO PLASMA


MORTGAGE RATES FALL, AS NEW NUMBERS SIGNAL A PAUSE IN THE HOUSING MARKET'S RECOVERY.

FREDDIE MAC SAYS THE AVERAGE RATE ON A 30-YEAR FIXED LOAN FELL FROM 4 POINT 32 TO 4 POINT 23% IN THE PAST WEEK.

RATES HIT RECORDS LOWS LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


GM MARY BARRA-VOTOPS WIPE


IT'S BEEN A GREAT MONTH FOR GENERAL MOTORS CEO MARY BARRA.

SHE TOOK THE REINS THREE WEEKS AGO - AS THE FIRST WOMAN TO EVER LEAD A MAJOR U-S AUTOMAKER.

GM ALSO RECENTLY WON TWO PRESTIGIOUS INDUSTRY AWARDS.

NOW, FORTUNE MAGAZINE HAS NAMED BARRA THE MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN BUSINESS. Return to index of stories...


GOOGLE RUSSIA DOODLE-VOTOPS


LOOK AT THIS.

THURSDAY'S GOOGLE DOODLE TAKES A SHOT AT RUSSIA'S STANCE ON GAY RIGHTS.

THE DOODLE FEATURES A SERIES OF WINTER ATHLETES SET IN RAINBOW COLORS.

RUSSIA HAS BEEN HEAVILY CRITICIZED FOR ITS STANCE ON GAY RIGHTS LEADING UP TO THE SOCHI OLYMPICS. Return to index of stories...


FLASHING HEADLIGHTS-VO


IT'S SOMETHING THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE DO,

FLASHING HEADLIGHTS TO WARN DRIVERS OF POLICE.

IN FLORIDA, IT'S OKAY TO FLASH YOUR LIGHTS.

THE LAW CHANGED A YEAR AGO, AND PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO CHANGE IT BACK.

TO MAKE IT ILLEGAL.

A FEDERAL CASE PLAYING OUT RIGHT NOW IN MISSOURI.

A JUDGE THERE SAYS YOU ARE COVERED UNDER THE 1ST AMENDMENT,

AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

WE TALKED TO SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT ON THE PHONE.

HE TOLD US THE RULING IS DISAPPOINTING.

WE ALSO CALLED THE SHERIFFS IN COLLIER AND CHARLOTTE,

BUT DID NOT HEAR BACK FROM THEM. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI TEASE-TRX 2 SHOT SAT LIVE


IT'S OPENING CEREMONY NIGHT IN SOCHI!

LOOKING LIVE AT OLYMPIC PARK.

IN JUST A BIT, WE HAVE THE RESULTS OF AN INTERESTING OLYMPICS STUDY.

ONE RESEARCH GROUP HAS PREDICTED WHICH COUNTRY WILL WIN THE GAMES - *AND HOW MANY MEDALS IT'LL BRING HOME.

NBC2 WITH HOW THEY CRUNCHED THE NUMBERS. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

The cool front will eventually move through the area late this weekend, but until then, our weather stays fairly warm and humid.

temperatures are set to warm back into the low 80s during the afternoon. We'll likely have some cloudier periods during the day, but the clouds should break up enough to give us partial sunshine at times. Winds will come in from the northeast today from 5-15 mph.

A few passing showers will be possible across Southwest Florida today, but our rain chances will stay relatively low at 30%.

As we head into the weekend, we'll likely start off Saturday morning with some fog and low clouds followed by partly cloudy and warm conditions in the afternoon with highs in the low 80s. Some isolated rain will be possible Saturday evening into Sunday morning as a cold front finally pushes through Southwest Florida, bringing us a drop in humidity along with slightly cooler temperatures by Sunday.

Sunday should end up being a very nice day with plenty of sunshine, lower humidity and highs in the upper 70s.

Our forecast looks pretty delightful to start the week as well. Morning temperatures Monday will be in the mid to upper 50s, and we'll warm back into the upper 70s during the afternoon with a mostly sunny sky.

Temperatures start to rebound by midweek with highs back in the 80s, but another cold front will approach the area Wednesday, potentially giving us another stretch of cooler weather for the second half of next week. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI OPEN-CLIP


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PREDICTING THE MEDAL COUNT-EBOX TOPS


THE SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS UNDERWAY - OF COURSE, WE'RE ALL ANTICIPATING TONIGHT'S, OPENING CEREMONY - AND TEAM USA'S EFFORT TO BRING HOME GOLD.

NEW TODAY - WE HAVE A LITTLE STATISTICAL FORECASTING ON WHO MIGHT WIN THE GAMES.

NBC2'S STACEY DEFFENBAUGH HAS THE NUMBERS. Return to index of stories...


PREDICTING THE MEDAL COUNT-PKG


THERE ARE 294 MEDALS UP FOR GRABS.

IN ORDER TO SEE WHO WILL WIN THE MOST MEDALS, THEY SAY ALL YOU NEED IS A LITTLE MATH.

A DATA MINING COMPANY CALLED DISCOVERY CORPS, INC. USED A STATISTICAL MODEL THAT PREDICTS THE U-S WILL BRING HOME THE MOST MEDALS AT THE GAME.

AND HERE ARE THEIR PREDICATIONS FOR THE FIVE COUNTRIES THAT WILL BRING HOME THE MOST HARDWARE --

UNITED STATES - 29 MEDALS

GERMANY - 23 MEDALS

CHINA - 22 MEDALS

RUSSIA - 19 MEDALS

CANADA - 18 MEDALS

NOW YOU MAY WONDER HOW THEY GOT THOSE FIGURES -- THE RESEARCHERS SAY THEY USED THE PAST AS PRECEDENT.

SOME OF THE PREDICTIONS WERE CALCULATED BY USING MORE OBVIOUS TRENDS -- LIKE WHEN A COUNTRY'S POPULATION GROWS, THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO WIN MORE MEDALS.

AND SOME WEREN'T SO OBVIOUS -- LIKE A COUNTRY'S MIGRATION RATE, NUMBER OF DOCTORS PER CAPITA, LATITUDE OF THE NATION'S CAPITOL, G-D-P, AND WHETHER THE COUNTRY HAD WON A MEDAL IN THE SUMMER OLYMPICS.

THE RESEARCHERS USED THIS SAME MODEL ON THE LAST TWO WINTER OLYMPICS -- AND SAY IT PREDICTED THE MEDAL BREAKDOWN WITH A WHOPPING 96 PERCENT ACCURACY. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC MEDAL COUNT-CG


STACEY DEFFENBAUGH REPORTING.

THE MEDAL COUNT WILL BEGIN TOMORROW.

A QUICK REMINDER IT WILL LOOK LIKE THIS.

EVERY DAY WE'LL GIVE YOU A WARNING TO LOOK AWAY.

AND LET YOU KNOW WHEN YOU CAN LOOK AT THE TV AGAIN,

WITHOUT GIVING AWAY THE RESULTS. Return to index of stories...


DAVE WAGNER INVU-OC SOT


TODAY WE GOT THE INSIDE SCOOP FROM NBC'S DAVE WAGNER.

ARE THERE ANY BIG SECRETS FOR TONIGHT'S OPENING CEREMONY.

TAKE A LISTEN.

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EVENTS TO WATCH FOR-2 SHOT SS


AS FAR AS EVENTS *TODAY.

WE SAW SOME MEN'S DOWNHILL TRAINING.

THE WOMEN ALSO HIT THE ALPINE SLOPE.

AND THE MEDAL RACE OFFICIALLY STARTS TOMORROW!

HOWEVER, AGAIN, TONIGHT IT'S ALL ABOUT THE OPENING CEREMONY.

CATCH IT RIGHT HERE ON NBC2.

COVERAGE STARTS AT 7:30. Return to index of stories...


EVERBLADES OLYMPICS-VO


TONIGHT THE FLORIDA EVERBLADES WILL BE WEARING SPECIAL OLYMPIC-THEMED JERSEYS TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE GAMES.

SET YOUR D-V-R TO THE CEREMONY - AND HEAD TO GERMAIN ARENA.

THE PUCK DROPS AT 7:30.

THE UNIFORMS WERE DESIGNED BY KIDS AT THE GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL.

THEY WILL BE AUCTIONED LIVE AFTER TOMORROW'S GAME.

PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM FOUNDATION. Return to index of stories...


BEATLES IN AMERICA-NATS VO


FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY,

A MILESTONE IN MUSIC HISTORY.

nats of beatles

THE BEATLES ARRIVED IN AMERICA ON FEBRUARY SEVENTH, 19-64.

TWO DAYS BEFORE THEIR ICONIC PERFORMANCE ON "THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW".

THAT OF COURSE LAUNCHED THEM TO SUPERSTARDOM,

AND MADE THEM AMONG THE MOST-SUCCESSFUL ROCK BANDS OF ALL TIME. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


THE NEW NUMBERS ARE OUT - NOW THE EXPERTS WEIGH IN ON THE HEALTH OF OUR ECONOMY.

FIRST AT FOUR, NBC2 BREAKS DOWN WHAT THIS LATEST JOB NUMBERS MEANS FOR YOU.

PLUS LOVE IS IN THE AIR BUT FOR MILLIONS OF FLOWERS CUSTOMERS SOMETHING STINKS.

FIRST AT FOUR NBC2 SHOWS YOU WHY MANY ARE GETTING SHORT CHANGED AHEAD OF VALENTINE'S DAY.

PLUS A MILLIMETER MAY BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOLD AND DISASTER ON THE SLOPES FOR ATHLETES IN SOCHI.

AT 4, WHY YOU'LL WANT TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE SKIS OUR AMERICANS WILL USE. Return to index of stories...


B) VALENTINES FLOWERS-VOTOPS


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C) VIBRATION OF SKIS-VOTOPS


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TURKEY HIJACKER-TRX OC


IF YOU'RE JUST JOINING US - NBC2 IS FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS -

A PEGASUS AIRLINE JET IS ON THE GROUND, BEING SEARCHED AFTER MAKING AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN ISTANBUL.

A UKRAINIAN MAN CLAIMED THERE WAS A BOMB ON BOARD, TRIED TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE COCKPIT AND DEMANDED IT BE DIVERTED TO SOCHI, WHERE THE WINTER OLYMPICS ARE TAKING PLACE.

THE PILOT SOUNDED THE ALERT AND AN F-16 TURKISH MILITARY JET WAS SCRAMBLED, FORCING THE PLANE TO LAND.

ABOUT 110 passengers ARE on board. Return to index of stories...


ALVA FIRE-VOTOPS


HERE'S AN UPDATE TO A STORY THAT BROKE WITHIN THE LAST 2 HOURS.

MULTIPLE FIRE CREWS BATTLE A HOUSE FIRE IN ALVA.

THE HOME IS A TOTAL LOSS FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR.

A 2-YEAR OLD AND FIVE YEAR OLD MADE IT OUT SAFELY. BUT THEY DO HAVE FLASH BURNS.

A WOMAN IN HER SEVENTIES IS AT THE HOSPITAL RIGHT NOW.

SHE USES AN OXYGEN TANK AND THE SMOKE REALLY AFFECTED HER.

THE FAMILY LOST THEIR DOG IN TODAY'S FIRE.

THE RED CROSS IS STEPPING IN TO HELP FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING-4 SS TOPS


A DRIVE BY SHOOTING SENDS THREE TEENAGE BOYS TO THE HOSPITAL.

IT HAPPENED AT STATE ROAD 82 AND FORUM BOULEVARD AROUND ONE A-M.

FORT MYERS POLICE TELL US THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A GRAY FOUR

DOOR SEDAN.

SIMILAR TO THIS ONE.

CORY JACKSON WAS CRITICALLY INJURED-

BRANDON CONNER AND JAVARIS MURRARY WERE ALSO IN THE CAR.

THE VICTIMS MANAGED TO DRIVE TO A HOSPITAL

CALL F-M-P-D IF YOU HAVE ANY LEADS IN THIS DRIVE-BY-SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


TAKING ONE LAST LOOK AT THE DOW THIS HOUR. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-3-SHOT


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