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DIRECTORS PAGE NFM FIRE VICTIM ID-trx,OC, SS, VO
NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS TEASE ONE
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP TZ1 A) sochi update-trxSS, SATLIVE
SOCHI ATTEMPTED HIJACKING-SATLIVE, ZM, VO TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
TOSS TO CHRISTINA-OC, SOT, 2SHOT 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
LEE COUNTY STUDENT BEATEN-BNR-PKG STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
WHY NOT HATE CRIME-OC ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
HATE CRIME IN FLORIDA-OC, CG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
ALVA HOUSE FIRE-trx, OC, VO WEATHER 3 SHOT-3 SHOT
ALVA HOUSE FIRE-SOTVO TEASE TWO
SOUND WITH MOM OF STORAGE UNIT ARREST-OC, VO TZ2 A) sochi update-trxvo
SOUND WITH MOM OF STORAGE UNIT ARREST-SOTVO, OC OLYMPIC OPEN-Clip
TOSS TO RICK-OC, ZM TOSS TO JACK DOLES-2-SH, EANIBX
STORAGE UNIT RULES AND REGULATIONS-REM-LIVE OLYMPIC LIVE SHOT-SATLIVE
STORAGE UNIT RULES AND REGULATIONS-BNR-PKG OLYMPIC LIVE SHOT-TRX-PKG
STORAGE UNIT RULES AND REGULATIONS-REM-LIVE OLYMPIC LIVE SHOT-SATLIVE
LEHIGH SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-trxOC, SS, VO OLYMPIC Q & A-EANIBOXTOPS
LEHIGH SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-SOTVO OLYMPIC MEDAL COUNT-trxCGTOPS
TOSS TO STEVE-OC, EANIBX HEIDI KLOSER-ON CAM VO
LIZBETH BENACQUISTO INTERVIEW-NSRM FGCU COMER-VOTOPS
LIZBETH BENACQUISTO INTERVIEW-BNR-VO FGCU COMER-SOT
LIZBETH BENACQUISTO INTERVIEW-SOTVO MICHIGAN FEE-ON CAM
LIZBETH BENACQUISTO INTERVIEW-NSRM JOE BOWEN-VOTOPS
SMOKING IN THE PARK-OC, VO ORIOLES LAPORTA-VOTOPS
SMOKING IN THE PARK-SOTVO SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
KORFF IN NJ COURT NEXT WEEK-OC, SS, VO THINGS 2 DO WEEKEND-(3) CG
CHILD PORN ARREST-OC, SS CLOSE-4SHOT
FM DEADLY MOTORCYCLE AX-OC, SS, VO  


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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


New Details

Teen Attacked at School

A LEE COUNTY TEENAGER SAYS HE WAS ATTACKED AT SCHOOL FOR BEING GAY.

it's not about me being attacked, it's about me being defended."

A SENIOR FOOTBALL PLAYER RUSHED TO HIS DEFENSE, BUT NBC 2 FOUND OUT TONIGHT THAT STUDENT IS THE ONE SUSPENDED FROM SCHOOL.

Exclusive

Grandmother Speaks Out

PLUS WE TALK TO THE GRANDMOTHER OF THE TODDLER FOUND LIVING IN A FILTHY STORAGE UNIT WITH HIS MOTHER.

Wendi's Mom

8:05-8:11"She was not a terrible mother. She was terrible this past week. "

All New

Security Concerns

AND - SECURITY CONCERNS AT THE WINTER OLYMPICS, AFTER A MAN TRIES TO HIJACK A PLANE AND ORDERS PILOTS TO FLY TO SOCHI. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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SOCHI ATTEMPTED HIJACKING-SATLIVE, ZM, VO


SOCHI IS ON ALERT TONIGHT AFTER A MAN TRIED TO HIJACK A PLANE AND DIVERT IT TO THE OLYMPIC HOST CITY.

THE MAN WAS ON A FLIGHT HEADED FROM THE UKRAINE TO TURKEY WHEN HE SAID HE HAD A BOMB.

THE CLEVER FLIGHT CREW SAID THEY WOULD HEAD TO SOCHI. BUT INSTEAD CONTIUED TO TURKEY.

THE PLANE LANDED SAFELY AND OFFICERS ARRESTED THE MAN.

ALL 110 PASSENGERS GOT OFF THE PLANE WITH NO PROBLEM.

THIS ALL UNFOLDED DURING THE OPENING CEREMONIES, WHICH DESPITE THE SCARE, WENT OFF WITHOUT A PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHRISTINA-OC, SOT, 2SHOT


A HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER IN LEE COUNTY IS FACING SUSPENSION TONIGHT FOR DEFENDING A STUDENT BEING BULLIED.

16:39 he got into a fight because he was trying to defend me 16:42 that is somebody i didn't even know 16:45

JONATHAN COLON WAS ATTACKED IN THE EAST LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA BECAUSE HE WAS GAY.

NOW FELLOW STUDENTS ARE RALLYING BEHIND THE TEEN THAT RUSHED TO HIS DEFENSE.

CHRISTINA LUSBY PICKS UP THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY STUDENT BEATEN-BNR-PKG


JONATHAN COLON--AN EAST LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR--IS OPENLY GAY.

AND HE BELIEVES THAT'S THE EXACT REASON HE WAS ATTACKED IN SCHOOL.

Jonathan Colon

Victim

16:05 he threw a carton of milk in my face and then he punch me in my face and then he punched me in the back of the head 16:11

COLON SAYS IT BEGAN WITH HOMOPHOBIC SLURS--

JAMES GRIFFIN IS ACCUSED OF SHOUTING AT COLON WHEN HE WALKED INTO THE SCHOOL CAFETERIA.

COLON ADMITS--HE THREW OUT A FEW GESTURES -- THAT COULD HAVE PROVOKED HIM.

BUT HE SAYS HE NEVER LOOKED AT OR TOUCHED GRIFFIN.

STUDENTS AND COLON SAY--HE WAS HIT FOR BEING GAY.

Joseph Vega

Freshman

8:25 bully isn't something that should be tolerated 8:28

Alexis Baylone

Freshman

11:23 thats not really right because he's gay you're gonna hit him?11:25

A SENIOR FOOTBALL PLAYER NAMED MARC--

WHO DIDN'T EVEN KNOW COLON--

JUMPED TO HIS DEFENSE.

HE AND GRIFFIN GOT INTO A FIGHT.

Jonathan Colon

Victim

17:47 he had no reason to do it and he did a really good thing now what he did was wrong but his intentions were good 17:54

GRIFFIN WAS ARRESTED --

AND MARC---JUST A FEW MONTHS SHY FROM GRADUATING -- HAS BEEN SUSPENDED AND IS FACING POSSIBLE EXPULSION--

Josh Dieudonne

Freshman

9:07 he just stood up for him so i don't see why he should get sent to alc or anything 9:10

AN UGLY FIGHT THURSDAY--

SENT A BEAUTIFUL MESSAGE ON FRIDAY.

Jonathan Colon

Victim

21:20 this is not about me being attacked this is about me being defended 21:23

THE STUDENTS ARE RALLYING BEHIND COLON'S DEFENDER.

THEY'RE BEGGING FOR MARK TO BE ALLOWED BACK TO SCHOOL--

Alexis Baylone

Freshman

10:58 mark got up and he felt like bullying couldn't be tolerated so he felt it was wrong for him to hit him because he is gay 11:07

AFTER HEARING ABOUT THE SENIORS SUSPENSION--

THEY HELD A PROTEST IN THE CAFETERIA --

Jonathan Colon

Victim

we have to realize school rules were broken thats why he is being suspended but i am grateful 22:44

STUDENTS ARE WAITING TO HEAR WHAT'S NEXT FOR MARC.

THEY HOPE--WITH A FEW MONTHS LEFT TIL HIS GRADUATION--

SUSPENSION WILL BE ENOUGH.

THEY ADD-- THE SCHOOL JUST HAD A SEMINAR ON BULLYING.

WHILE COLON SAYS HE FOUND HIMSELF IN THE CENTER OF CONFLICT

HE SAYS--

THERE'S A MUCH DIFFERENT MESSAGE THE PUBLIC SHOULD HEAR--

ABOUT HIS SCHOOL AND CLASSMATES.

Jonathan Colon

Victim

19:42 and they all wanted the say thing peace they wanted acceptance in our school 19:40

IN LEHIGH ACRES CHRISTINA LUSBY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


WHY NOT HATE CRIME-OC


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES TELL US THE TEEN WASN'T CHARGED WITH A HATE CRIME BECAUSE THERE HAS TO BE PROOF THE BEATING WAS DONE SOLELY BECAUSE THE VICTIM WAS GAY. Return to index of stories...


HATE CRIME IN FLORIDA-OC, CG


UNDER FLORIDA LAW, A HATE CRIME IS WHEN A PERSON IS TARGETED FOR A SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTIC LIKE RACE, COLOR, OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION.

IN 2012, 170 HATE CRIMES WERE COMMITTED IN FLORIDA.

88 OF THOSE WERE ASSAULTS.

IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA 4 HATE CRIMES WERE REPORTED.

2 IN LEE AND COLLIER. Return to index of stories...


ALVA HOUSE FIRE-trx, OC, VO


TWO CHILDREN WERE BURNED IN A HOUSE FIRE THIS MORNING IN ALVA. AND THEIR GRANDMOTHER IS IN THE HOSPITAL.

IT HAPPENED OFF NORTH RIVER ROAD.

FAMILY MEMBERS SAY TWO KIDS HAVE FLASH BURNS FROM BEING CLOSE TO THE FLAMES.

RELATIVES BELIEVE THE FIRE STARTED IN THE KITCHEN. Return to index of stories...


ALVA HOUSE FIRE-SOTVO


SOT

1:25:19-1:25:28

Donna Woodard/ relative

My mom is sick. She's on oxygen. The children and my daughter, you

know, we just lost everything."

THE HOME IS A TOTAL LOSS.

THE FAMILY'S PET DOG DIED IN THE FIRE.

THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL HAS BEEN CALLED IN TO INVESTIGATE. Return to index of stories...


SOUND WITH MOM OF STORAGE UNIT ARREST-OC, VO


WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE MOM DEPUTIES SAY WAS LIVING IN A FILTHY STORAGE UNIT -- WITH HER TODDLER.

SOMEONE HEARD THE BOY SCREAMING FOR HELP ON WEDNESDAY AT THE STORAGE FACILITY IN EAST NAPLES.

HIS MOM, WENDI HORNE ORR, FACES A CHILD NEGLECT CHARGE.

WE SPOKE TO WENDI'S MOM ON THE PHONE FROM ARIZONA.

SHE TELLS US HER DAUGHTER WAS A GOOD MOTHER.

VERY SMART-- RESPONSIBLE-- AND ABLE TO HOLD A JOB.

BUT SAYS ALCOHOL IS HER PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


SOUND WITH MOM OF STORAGE UNIT ARREST-SOTVO, OC


SOT

Wendi's Mom

05:06-05:17 "I would talk to her and talk to my grandson and he was fine. He'd never been abused until evidently this episode.

8:05-8:11"She was not a terrible mother. She was terrible this past week. "

DEPUTIES SAY WENDI HORN ORR WAS PASSED OUT INSIDE THE STORAGE UNIT--- NEXT TO --EMPTY BOTTLES OF VODKA.

HER DAD AND BROTHER WHO LIVE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAVE ASKED FOR CUSTODY OF THE LITTLE BOY.

A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY TELL US A BACKGROUND CHECK MUST BE DONE BEFORE A FAMILY MEMBER CAN TAKE CUSTODY. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO RICK-OC, ZM


TODAY, NBC-2 WANTED TO KNOW WHY BUSINESS OWNERS ARE ALLOWED TO OPERATE OUT OF STORAGE UNITS. BUT IT'S ILLEGAL FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE IN THEM.

RICK RITTER IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE FACILITY ON AIRPORT PULLING ROAD WITH THE ANSWER - RICK. Return to index of stories...


STORAGE UNIT RULES AND REGULATIONS-REM-LIVE


-SAT DOWN WITH COLLIER COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT

-SUPERVISOR TELLS ME THESE STORAGE UNITS ARE NOT DWELLING ZONES- MEANING THERE'S A FINE LINE BETWEEN OPERATING A BUSINESS AND MAKING ONE A HOME

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STORAGE UNIT RULES AND REGULATIONS-BNR-PKG


CAUGHT LIVING IN A STORAGE UNIT WITH HER TWO-YEAR-OLD SON.THIS MOTHER IS BEHIND ONE OF THE MOST UNUSUAL CHIDL NEGLECT CASES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS SEEN IN RECENT YEARS.

Jeff Letourneau /Supervisor, Collier County Code Enforcement, East Naples District/1:40:46 "I had a never seen a story like that before as far as a storage facility goes."

COLLIER COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT TELLS NBC2 THEY WILL SERVE THE CUBE SMART FACILITY WITH A NOTICE OF VIOLATION FOR ALLOWING WENDI HORNE ORR TO LIVE IN AN UNIT - WHETHER THEY KNEW OR NOT.

THE NOTICE IS JUST A WARNING FOR NOW - MEANING ANY FUTURE PROBLEMS WILL RESULT IN A FINE.

Jeff Letourneau/1:41:37 "definitely living there is not a permitted use for that type of establishment."

BUT CODE ENFORCEMENT TELLS US THE FACILITY IS UNLIKE OTHERS ACROSS THE COUNTY.

IT INCLUDES BUSINESSES THAT TOOK OVER STORAGE UNITS IN THE FRONT SECTION OF THE PROPERTY - WHERE CUSTOMERS CAN WALK IN AND OUT OF GLASS DOORS.

CODE ENFORCEMENT SAYS IT'S COMPLETELY LEGAL BECAUSE THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN WAS MADE THAT WAY.

BUT IN ORDER FOR SOMEONE TO LIVE IN ANY OF THE UNITS -IT WOULD NEED TO BE ZONED AS "RESIDENTIAL" AND HAVE CERTAIN FACILITIES - SOMETHING HORNE ORR NEVER HAD FOR HER AND HER SON.

Jeff Letourneau/1:44:54 "eating facilities, bathroom facilities, hot and cold water, heating facilities - you name it - whatever it takes to live comfortably."

Rick Ritter/Naples/It's hard to pinpoint exactly how big the unit Horne Orr and her 2-year-old son were living in. Investigators aren't releasing any more information - but let's try and give you an idea. This here is a standard unit for most storage facilities - 10x20x8 - meant to hold supplies for a 2 bedroom condo or standard size car - and like most units outside - it's not climate controlled."

JEROME THOMAS-KOBES IS THE MANAGER AT HIDE-AWAY STORAGE IN NAPLES - HE SAYS THE TEMPERATURES OF OUTSIDE UNITS CAN BECOME *UNBEARABLE*

Jerome Thomas-Kobes/Manager, Hide-Away Storage, Naples/1:51:01 "inside an unit during heat of summer -they can reach a 100 degrees -easily."

TO PREVENT A BIZARE SITUATION LIKE THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN - THE JUDGE ORDERED HORNE ORR TO HAVE NO CONTACT WITH HER SON - WHILE THE INCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


STORAGE UNIT RULES AND REGULATIONS-REM-LIVE


-HORNE ORR STILL IN JAIL TONIGHT ON -$7500 BOND

-TRIED REACHING OUT TO CUBE SMART AGAIN - BUT NEVER HEARD BACK

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


LEHIGH SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-trxOC, SS, VO


FORT MYERS POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT A

DRIVE BY SHOOTING THAT SENT THREE YOUNG MEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

IT HAPPENED AT THE BUSY INTERSECTION OF STATE ROAD 82 AND FORUM

BOULEVARD EARLY THIS MORNING.

POLICE SAY A SHOOTER FIRED OFF SEVERAL ROUNDS. HITTING ANOTHER VEHICLE MULTIPLE TIMES.

THE VICTIMS WERE ABLE TO DRIVE THEMSELVES TO THE HOSPITAL.

ONE MAN IS CRITICALLY INJURED. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


::TAKE SOT::

:49:16 its horrible. crime is always bed.

:01

Rudolph Scott, Lehigh Acres

:51:06

:07 something needs to be done. But I dont think its a gun problem- i

think its a persons problem upstairs.

RIGHT NOW DETECTIVES ARE SEARCHING FOR THE SHOOTERS VEHICLE.

A 4 DOOR, SMOKEY, GRAY CAR WITH DARK TINTED WINDOWS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION- CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO STEVE-OC, EANIBX


NBC2 INTERVIEWED STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO TODAY.

SHE ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK SHE'S RUNNING FOR TREY RADEL'S OLD CONGRESSIONAL SEAT.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM.

STEVE? Return to index of stories...


LIZBETH BENACQUISTO INTERVIEW-NSRM


BENACQUISTO FACED AN ONSLAUGHT OF CRITICISM WEEKS BEFORE SHE ENTERED DISTRICT 19TH'S RACE.

GRASSROOTS CANDIDATES CALLED HER THE PARTY'S CHOSEN ONE -

AS A SUPER PAC BLASTED HER ON THE AIRWAVES. Return to index of stories...


LIZBETH BENACQUISTO INTERVIEW-BNR-VO


THIS AFTERNOON, WE SPOKE WITH BENACQUISTO ABOUT WHY SHE WANTS FORMER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL'S SEAT IN WASHINGTON.

SHE CLAIMS TWO BIG ISSUES FACE OUR COMMUNITY - THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND LAKE OKEECHOBEE WATER RELEASES.

WE PRESSED THE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER ON WHEN SHE DECIDED TO RUN FOR THE OFFICE.

HER CAMPAIGN WEBSITE WAS PURCHASED BACK IN DECEMBER -

JUST BEFORE RADEL'S RETURN TO D-C.

IN THE WEEKS WHICH FOLLOWED - TELEVISION ADS TOUTING HER CONSERVATIVE VALUES HIT THE AIRWAVES.

A SUPER BAC BACKING HER OPPONENT PAIGE KREEGEL SLAMED HER.

THEY CLAIMED SHE WAS BUILDING NAME RECOGNITION WITH SENATE CAMPAIGN FUNDS. Return to index of stories...


LIZBETH BENACQUISTO INTERVIEW-SOTVO


0324 "We were just implementing our plan to be re-elected to the Senate until the opportunity came forward and I made the decision to run for Congress."

BENACQUISTO WENT ON TO PREDICT - SHE'LL BE OUTSPENT IN THIS CAMPAIGN.

SHE SAID SHE BROUGHT THE DOMAIN NAME OUT OF PRECAUTION. Return to index of stories...


LIZBETH BENACQUISTO INTERVIEW-NSRM


NOW, I ASKED THE STATE SENATOR MUCH MORE ABOUT THIS RACE -

INCLUDING WHETHER SHE'D CALL HERSELF A TEA PARTY REPUBLICAN.

I'LL HAVE HEAR ANSWER ON THE NEWS AT ELEVEN.

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


SMOKING IN THE PARK-OC, VO


SMOKING A CIGARETTE AT A PUBLIC PLAYGROUND COULD BECOME ILLEGAL IN FLORIDA.

STATE LAWMAKERS ARE CONSIDERING A BILL WHICH WOULD ALLOW LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO BAN SMOKING AT PLAYGROUNDS.

PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TELL US THEY'D SUPPORT A SMOKING BAN NEAR JUNGLE GYMS.

BUT MOST SAY THEY'D LIKE TO SEE A DESIGNATED SMOKING AREA - GIVING SMOKERS SOME FREEDOM. Return to index of stories...


SMOKING IN THE PARK-SOTVO


19:30:14 These playground are for kids and for adults to come and smoke, they could go somewhere else. They don't need to do it around the kids. 19:30:24

LEE COUNTY AND BONITA SPRINGS BOTH TELL US SMOKING AT THEIR PLAYGROUNDS IS ALREADY PROHIBITED.

IF THIS BILL PASSES IT WOULD ALLOW LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ISSUE TICKETS. Return to index of stories...


KORFF IN NJ COURT NEXT WEEK-OC, SS, VO


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEEN ACCUSED OF SELLING A DEADLYL POISON ON THE BLACK MARKET IS DUE IN COURT NEXT WEEK.

19 YEAR OLD JESSE KORFF WAS ARRESTED LAST MONTH.

FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS SAY HE MADE AND SOLD ABRIN.

IT'S A NATURAL POISON FOUND IN PLANTS.

AUTHORITIES FOUND THE SET-UP IN A WOODED AREA NEAR MUSE.

IT'S JUST NORTH OF LABELLE.

THE F-B-I SAYS IN ADDITION TO THE POISON -- THEY FOUND A PIPE BOMB, RICIN, A METH LAB AND GUNS.

KORFF FACES UP TO LIFE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN ARREST-OC, SS


A LEHIGH ACRES MAN IS ACCUSED OF HAVING DOZENS OF CHILD PORN IMAGES ON HIS COMPUTER.

THROUGH THE INTERNET, AN UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATOR DISCOVERED EVIDENCE JONATHAN MUNRO HAD RECENTLY VISITED A SITE KNOWN FOR CHILD PORN.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY FOUND 23 PICTURES OF CHILD PORN AND 6 VIDEOS ON HIS COMPUTER.

HIS FAMILY TELLS NBC2 IT'S A COMMUNITY COMPUTER AND THERE'S NO EVIDENCE HE'S THE ONE ACCESSING THE SITES.

MUNRO IS DUE IN COURT TOMORROW MORNING. Return to index of stories...


FM DEADLY MOTORCYCLE AX-OC, SS, VO


THE 25 YEAR OLD MAN HAS DIED WHO WAS THROWN FROM HIS MOTORCYCLE ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE. TO THE STREET BELOW.

POLICE SAY RUSTIN DAY HIT A CAR JUST EAST OF THE MCGREGOR BOULEVARD FLYOVER ON TUESDAY NIGHT.

THAT'S WHEN HE FELL OVER THE SIDE OF THE BRIDGE.

THE CRASH SHUT DOWN THE BRIDGE FOR SEVERAL HOURS. Return to index of stories...


NFM FIRE VICTIM ID-trx,OC, SS, VO


DEPUTIES HAVE IDENTIFIED THE MAN KILLED IN A NORTH FORT MYERS FIRE ON WEDNESDAY.

INVESTIGATORS FOUND TERRY FAIRCHILD INSIDE AN ABANDONED BUILDING ON LAUREL DRIVE AND NORTH TAMIAMI TRAIL.

THIS IS RIGHT NEAR THE SHELL FACTORY.

FAIRCHILD IS HOMELESS.

DEPUTIES BELIEVE HE WAS SEEKING SHELTER IN THE BUILDING.

THE FIRE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


A MAN IS IN CUSTODY AFTER TRYING TO HIJACK A PLANE AND DIRECT IT TOWARD SOCHI.

THIS IS THE BEST PICTURE AVAILABLE OF THE SUSPECT.

HE'S THE ONE IN THE HOCKEY JERSEY.

DESPITE THE THREAT, THE OPENING CEREMONIES WENT ON AS SCHEDULED WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS.

COMING UP - WE'LL TAKE A SNEAK PEAK AT WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TONIGHT.

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TZ1 A) sochi update-trxSS, SATLIVE


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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


SUNSHINE AND RAIN CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

We closed the work week Friday on a pleasant note, with sun & clouds and highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. A few rain showers will be possible this evening, with temps falling into the 70s. Patchy fog will be possible overnight, with mild lows in the low 60s.

We start Saturday on a great note, with partly cloudy skies and highs in the low 80s. Clouds will increase quickly late, with rain showers possible in the evening and overnight. Lows Saturday Night will be in the low 60s.

A few lingering showers will be possible Sunday, before skies clear and drier air works into the region. Sunday will feature temps in the upper 70s.

The nice and dry weather continues to start next week. Expect a heavy dose of sun Monday, with temps climbing into the upper 70s. Temps climb into the low 80s Tuesday & Wednesday.

Our next weather system is still on track to impact the area late Wednesday into Thursday. This will bring more cloud cover and good chance of showers across the region. High temps to close out next week will likely stay in the mid to upper 70s.

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...


WEATHER 3 SHOT-3 SHOT


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TEASE TWO


SNAPSHOTS COMING OUT OF SOCHI ARE REMARKABLE.

THESE ARE PICTURES FROM TODAY'S OPENING CEREMONIES.

THE PRODUCTION LOOKS ELABORATE. FILLED WITH COSTUMES AND FIREWORKS.

WHEN WE COME BACK WE'LL GO LIVE TO SOCHI WITH THE LATEST DETAILS ON THE OLYMPIC GAMES. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) sochi update-trxvo


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OLYMPIC OPEN-Clip


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TOSS TO JACK DOLES-2-SH, EANIBX


TONIGHT ON NBC-2, THE OPENING CEREMONIES FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS WILL AIR.

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE EVENT LOOK SPECTACULAR.

JACK DOLES IS IN LIVE IN SOCHI WITH A SNEAK PEEK. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC LIVE SHOT-SATLIVE


THERE IS ONE DAY AT EACH OLYMPICS, WHERE THE ATHLETES TAKE A BACK SEAT… TO THE HOST CITY.

TONIGHT IN SOCHI… THE FLAME IS LIT… THE ATHLETES ARE WELCOME… AND THE GAMES HAVE ALREADY STARTED. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC LIVE SHOT-TRX-PKG


nat - vancouver

IF PAST CEREMONIES ARE ANY INDICATION, EXPECT THE SPECTACULAR DURING THE BROADCAST OF THE SOCHI OPENING IN PRIMETIME TONIGHT.

SOT - Konstantin Ernst / Opening Ceremony Producer

this is the biggest secret ever.

PRODUCERS KEPT THE DETAILS OF THE SHOW CLOSELY-GUARDED BEFORE THE SHOW. BUT WE DID SEE THE FLAME IN THE HANDS OF AN AMERICAN EARLIER IN THE DAY. FORMER HOCKEY STAR ANGELA RUGGIERO SAID IT WAS AN HONOR TO BE PART OF THE RELAY.

SOT - Angela Ruggiero / Former USA Hockey Team Member

"Just to be a part of this and see all the Russians come out and celebrate and everybody is so excited to be a part of the Olympic spirit today."

THOUGH SECURITY WAS HIGHLY VISIBLE AROUND THE STADIUM, TERRORISM DID SURFACE OVER THE BLACK SEA. A MAN TRIED TO HIJACK A FLIGHT FROM UKRAINE AND FORCE IT TO GO TO SOCHI. THE PILOTS INSTEAD LANDED THE PLANE IN TURKEY WHERE THE HIJACKER WAS DETAINED.

AS MEMBERS OF THE U-S DELEGATION ARRIVED FOR THE EVENT, PRESIDENT OBAMA OFFERED HIS SUPPORT IN A TAPED MESSAGE.

SOT - POTUS

i just wanted to say congratulations and good luck to everyone representing the red white and blue.

THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE CEREMONIAL UNIFORMS WERE UNVEILED ON THE TODAY SHOW LAST MONTH.

SOT - Jared Zezel / USA Curling

"It's awesome. It's American, too, so I mean it's very patriotic looking. It's great."

BUT NOT EVERY U-S ATHLETE WILL BE SEEN IN THESE DUDS. THE WOMEN'S HOCKEY TEAM DECIDED "NOT" TO WALK IN THE CEREMONY, CITING A TOUGH MATCH AGAINST FINLAND TOMORROW.

nat

OTHERS HOPING TO GET A "JUMP" ON SATURDAY'S COMPETITION INCLUDE THE MEN'S SLOPESTYLE SNOWBOARDERS.AND REIGNING GOLD MEDALLIST HANNAH KEARNEY IN THE FINALS OF THE FREESTYLE MOGULS.

BUT ONE ATHLETE LUCKY TO STILL BE COMPETING IS FIVE-TIME OLYMPIAN SHIVA KESHAVAN. THE INDIAN LUGER FELL OF HIS SLED DURING A PRACTICE RUN.AND MANAGED TO ROLL BACK ON AND FINISH HIS RUN! Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC LIVE SHOT-SATLIVE


COMPETITION GETS INTO FULL SWING TOMORROW. THE FIRST FIVE MEDALS WILL BE HANDED OUT… IN SPEEDSKATING. SNOWBOARDING… FREE STYLE SKIING… CROSS COUNTRY AND BIATHLON.

I'M JACK DOLES IN SOCHI. NOW, BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC Q & A-EANIBOXTOPS


RIGHT NOW, EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT THE ATTEMPTED HIJACKING.

HAVE YOU NOTICED ANY CHANGES IN SECURITY BECAUSE OF THE THREAT?

THANKS, JACK. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC MEDAL COUNT-trxCGTOPS


IT'S TIME FOR OUR UPDATED MEDAL COUNT.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY THE GRAPHIC WILL BE BLANK.

MEDAL CEREMONIES BEGIN TOMORROW.

WE WILL GIVE YOU A HEAD'S UP, SO YOU CAN TURN AWAY FROM YOUR TV.

BRIAN'S HERE WITH OUR OTHER TOP SPORTS STORIES TODAY. Return to index of stories...


HEIDI KLOSER-ON CAM VO


HEART-BREAKING STORY EVEN BEFORE TODAY'S OPENING CEREMONY.

THIS WAS A PRACTICE RUN FOR U-S MOGULS SKIER HEIDI KLOSER.

ON THIS FALL.SHE ENDED UP TEARING LIGAMENTS IN HER KNEE AND BROKE A FEMUR BONE IN HER LEG.

KLOSER WAS 4TH IN THE WORLD CUP STANDINGS COMING INTO THESE GAMES. Return to index of stories...


FGCU COMER-VOTOPS


LIKE THE OLYMPIC STADIUM.ALICO ARENA WAS PACKED LAST NIGHT.

BOY.DID THEY GET THEIR MONIES WORTH.

GOT TO SEE A CAREER NIGHT FOR TWO OF FGCU'S STARTING FIVE. ERIC MCKNIGHT DID NOT MISS A SHOT FROM THE FLOOR ON WAY TO 22 POINTS.

AND BRETT COMER.A CAREER HIGH. 30 POINTS IN THE EAGLES 100-71 WIN OVER JACKSONVILLE. Return to index of stories...


FGCU COMER-SOT


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MICHIGAN FEE-ON CAM


YOU'VE HEARD OF APPEARANCE FEES BY GOLFERS. TIGER.PHIL.RORY ALL GET THEM.

??BUT COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAMS?

MICHIGAN WILL GET 6 MILLION BUCKS.FROM ESPN.TO PLAY THE FLORIDA GATORS IN THE 20-17 SEASON OPENER.

THAT WAS REVEALED WHEN MICHIGAN RELEASED DETAILS IN THE CONTRACT.

THE GATORS FEE IS NOT KNOWN.YET. Return to index of stories...


JOE BOWEN-VOTOPS


ONE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S MOST SUCCESSFUL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PROGRAMS IS MAKING A SURPRISING CHANGE.

ISLAND COAST HIGH SCHOOL AND HEAD FOOTBALL COACH JOE BOWEN HAVE DECIDED TO PART WAYS.

THE SCHOOL ANNOUNCED EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON THAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW HEAD COACH.

BOWEN IS SAID TO BE STAYING ON AS A TEACHER AT THE HIGH SCHOOL IN THE NORTH CAPE. Return to index of stories...


ORIOLES LAPORTA-VOTOPS


PORT CHARLOTTE'S MATT LA-PORTA WILL HEAD TO SARASOTA NEXT WEEK FOR SPRING TRAINING.

IT'S AFTER THE CHARLOTTE HIGH GRAD SIGNED A MINOR LEAGUE DEAL WITH THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES. IT'S A MINOR LEAGUE DEAL.

LA-PORTA WAS PLAGUED BY INJURIES IN HIS 4 SEASONS WITH THE CLEVELAND INDIANS. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


THE TWINS AND RED SOX PACKED THEIR SPRING TRAINING TRUCKS TODAY.

THE RAYS PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT A WEEK FROM TODAY.

AND ALEX RODRIGUEZ HAS WITHDRAWN HIS LAWSUIT AGAINST MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. Return to index of stories...


THINGS 2 DO WEEKEND-(3) CG


CHECK OUT SOME OF THE THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND.

THE ANNUAL GREEK FEST IS GOING ON IN NORTH NAPLES.

IT'S HOSTED BY THE SAINT KATHERINE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH

EVERGLADES CITY CELEBRATES ITS FORTY-FIRST ANNUAL SEAFOOD FESTIVAL.

MORE THAN 40-THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO SHOW UP.

IT RUNS ALL WEEKEND.

LOTS GOING ON IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS THIS WEEKEND.

THE JUNIOR LEAGUE FUN RUN AND PARADE IS SUNDAY.

SEVERAL STREETS WILL BE CLOSED NEAR THE DOWNTOWN RIVER DISTRICT.

CREWS WILL ALSO SHUT DOWN THE EXIT FROM THE CALOOSAHATCHEE BRIDGE INTO THE DOWNTOWN AREA. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...