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KEY LIST CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT CRASH-VO TC MON SS FULL WIPE
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CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT CRASH-VO TC MON CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT CRASH-SOTVO
CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT CRASH-TRX PKG CAPE FSA APPEALED REPORTABLE-TRX PLASMA
ILIAS VIGIL-VO ELECTRIC CARS FORT MYERS-VO PLASMA
CAPE FSA APPEALED REPORTABLE-TRX PLASMA ELECTRIC CARS FORT MYERS-TRX PKG
LEHIGH BURGLARY-TRX VOTOPS HOLDER GAY MARRIAGE MEMO-OC TRX VO WIPE
PILOT TRUCK STOP ROBBED-trx(2)SS HOLDER GAY MARRIAGE MEMO-SOTVO
STOCKS-TRX SAT TOPS CRIST IN FORT MYERS TODAY-VO
CRIST IN FORT MYERS TODAY-VO STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS
KORFF IN NJ COURT NEXT WEEK-SS VO FIGHTING IRS FRAUD-VO IN PLASMA
OBAMA HOLLANDE-VO FIGHTING IRS FRAUD-PKG
CASTAWAY GOES HOME-TRX VOTOPS OC KORFF IN NJ COURT NEXT WEEK-SS VO
CASTAWAY GOES HOME-PKG FL FLOOD INSURANCE-OC
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT I75 CLOSURE-OC TRX FDOT SS
TZ1 A) SOCHI SECURITY-VO PROMOTER CALLS OFF ZIMMERMAN FIGHT-VO
WEATHER-STC CASTAWAY DEPARTS MARSHALL ISLANDS-TRX VOTOPS
MEAT RECALL-TRX VO TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
TOYOTA PAYOUT-VO TZ4 A) SOCHI-VO
TOYOTA AUSTRALIA-TRX VOTOPS WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
DEBT CEILING-VO CREDIT SWIPE & SIGN ENDING-OC TRX VO
ATL WINTER STORM PREPS-TRX VOTOPS SENIOR DRIVING-VO PLASMA
POWERBALL JACKPOT-2 SHOT SENIOR DRIVING-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP SENIOR DRIVING-OC
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL AIRMEN RETURN HOME-VO
SOCHI OPEN-CLIP FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
SOCHI SECURITY-EBOX TOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
SOCHI SECURITY-PKG POWERBALL JACKPOT-2 SHOT
RUSSIAS RESPONSE-OC SOCHI OPEN-CLIP
AMERICANS IN SOCHI-SOT TRX VO SOCHI-EBOX TOPS
SOCHI DOGS-VO SOCHI-PKG
MEDAL COUNT NBC2.COM-OC 5 CG SOCHI-OC
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT SOCHI SECURITY-VOTOPS
TZ2 A) AIRPORT WRONG LANDINGS-VO SOCHI SELFIES-VO
TZ2 B) INTRUDER SELFIE-VOTOPS MEDAL COUNT NBC2.COM-2 SHOT 5 CG
WV WATER HEARING-TRX VO PLASMA VO FULL WIPE MICHAEL SAM-SOTVO
TX PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS WIPE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB-VO
AIRPORT WRONG LANDINGS-VOTOPS DUMB STARBUCKS-VO
UT CONSTRUCTION FIRE-VO TC MON VO FULL WIPE LENO RATINGS-2 SHOT VO
INTRUDER SELFIE-VOTOPS WIPE ELECTRIC CARS FORT MYERS-TRX VOTOPS
FMB CLYDESDALES-SS CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT CRASH-SS TOPS VO
TEASE THREE-2 SHOT MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
TZ3 A) FIGHTING IRS FRAUD-VO CLOSE-3-SHOT
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CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT CRASH-VO TC MON


GOOD AFTERNOON I'M CHAD OLIVER.

TROOPERS TELL US IT COULD TAKE UP TO EIGHT WEEKS BEFORE TOXICOLOGY REPORTS GIVE INSIGHT INTO A CRASH THAT KILLED FIVE PEOPLE.

IT HAPPENED IN TAMPA BUT IS HITTING HARD IN LEE COUNTY.

TODAY FRIENDS ARE MOURNING THE LOSS OF A STAR ATHLETE AND MODEL FROM CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL.

NBC2'S SAM SWEENEY IS LIVE FROM THE SCHOOL WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT CRASH-TRX PKG


CHAD HEATHER

GRIEF COUNSELORS ARE ON CAMPUS TODAY HELPING THOSE WHO WERE CLOSEST JIM ILIAS-- THE STAR WRESTLER WHO GRADUATED IN 2012.

THE BODY OF THE DRIVER WHO CAUSED THIS WRECK--- STILL HASNT BEEN IDENTIFIED BECAUSE IT IS SO CHARRED.

TAKE VO

INVESTIGATORS THIS AFTERNOON TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY THE DRIVER OF THE FORD EXPEDITION WAS RACING SOUTH IN THE NORTH BOUND LANES OF I 275

SECONDS AFTER THIS VIDEO BEGINS--- THE SUV SLAMS head on into the HYUNDAI THE FOUR UNIVERISTY OF SOUTH FLORIDA FRATERNITY BROTHERS WERE IN.

ALL OF THEM DIEd INSTANTLY---

THE WRONG WAY DRIVER---ALSO DEAD

HERE AT CYPRESS LAKE--- HIS WRESTLING FAMILY REMEMBERS IS MOURNING.

NAME: Jack Delago, Cypress Lake Wrestling Club

AT: 18:22:13

TO: 18:22:27

DURATION:0:14

18:22:13 he was beloved by everyone he came in contact. Kids from Naples, Riverdale, Fort Myers, places throughout the state. They're all remembering Jim today. 18:22:27

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FLOWERS NOW SIT OUTSIDE THE CONVENIENCE STORE ILIAS' FAMILY OWNS.

A PRAYER VIGIL WILL BE HELD LATER THIS WEEK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA.

REPORTING AT CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


ILIAS VIGIL-VO


WE ALSO HAVE VIDEO FROM AN IMPROMPTU MEMORIAL SUNDAY EVENING.

ACCORDING TO OUR TAMPA AFFILIATE, AT LEAST 1-HUNDRED PEOPLE GATHERED ALONG THE ROADWAY -- WHERE THE DEADLY CRASH TOOK PLACE.

TRAFFIC WAS BACKED UP AS TROOPERS WITH FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL AND TAMPA POLICE BLOCKED A PORTION OF I-275, SO THE MOURNERS COULD BE SAFE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE FSA APPEALED REPORTABLE-TRX PLASMA


NEW AT MIDDAY.

OPPONENTS APPEAL A CONTROVERSIAL CAPE CORAL TAX TO THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT.

ATTORNEY SCOTT MORRIS, FORMER MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN, FORMER COUNCIL MEMBER BILL DIELE, AND OTHERS CLAIM THE FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT'S "READY TO SERVE" METHOD IS ILLEGAL.

THE CITY WANTS TO CHARGE A FEE TO EVERY PROPERTY OWNER TO HELP PAY FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

LEE COUNTY JUDGE KEITH KYLE RULED IN FAVOR OF THE CITY BACK IN DECEMBER. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BURGLARY-TRX VOTOPS


NOW AN NBC-2 CRIME ALERT.

SURVEILLANCE IMAGES REVEAL A MAN GOING THROUGH A FAMILIES HOME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY.

THEY SAY, HE BROKE INTO A HOME ALONG MEADOW ROAD IN LEHIGH ACRES

HE TOOK OFF WITH SEVERAL WATCHES AND ARTICLES OF CLOTHING - AFTER HE RANSACKED THE PLACE.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


PILOT TRUCK STOP ROBBED-trx(2)SS


DEPUTIES ARE ON THE HUNT FOR A MAN WHO ROBBED A PILOT TRUCK STOP THIS MORNING IN LEE COUNTY.

NEW SURVEILLANCE PICTURES AT MIDDAY.

DEPUTIES SAY A MAN WENT INTO THE TRUCK STOP NEAR LUCKET ROAD AND I-75 JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEARING A SKI MASK AND GLOVES, HE THREATENED THE CLERK WITH A HANDGUN, AND RAN AWAY WITH CASH.

CALL CRIMESTOPPERS IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-TRX SAT TOPS


ON WALL STREET - STOCKS MIXED AT MIDDAY.

THE MARKET IS COMING OFF A TWO-DAY RALLY AT THE END OF LAST WEEK.

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


CRIST IN FORT MYERS TODAY-VO


FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST WILL BE IN FORT MYERS TONIGHT.

IT'S PART OF A TOUR PROMOTING HIS NEW BOOK --

TITLED, "THE PARTY'S OVER."

CRIST WILL BE AT THE BOOKS-A-MILLION STORE, IN FORT MYERS.

THE EVENT STARTS AT 7-TONIGHT

LATE LAST YEAR, CRIST ANNOUNCED HIS CANDIDACY FOR GOVERNOR. Return to index of stories...


KORFF IN NJ COURT NEXT WEEK-SS VO


LOOKING AHEAD TO TOMORROW.

A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEENAGER ACCUSED OF SELLING BLACK MARKET POISON TO AN UNDERCOVER AGENT IN NEW JERSEY.

LAST MONTH 19 YEAR OLD JESSE KORFF WAS ARRESTED FOR MAKING AND SELLING AY-BRIN.

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.

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


OBAMA HOLLANDE-VO


PRESIDENT OBAMA WELCOMES FRENCH PRESIDENT FRANCOIS HOLLANDE TO THE U-S TODAY.

THE TWO LEADERS WILL TRAVEL TO CHARLOTTESVILLE WHERE THEY WILL VISIT MONTICELLO, THE ICONIC HOME OF THOMAS JEFFERSON.

PRESIDENT HOLLANDE'S VISIT WILL ALSO INCLUDE A STATE DINNER TOMORROW NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


CASTAWAY GOES HOME-TRX VOTOPS OC


THE MYSTERIOUS CASTAWAY WHO SAYS HE SPENT 13 MONTHS LOST AT SEA RETURN HOME TODAY.

JOSE ALVARENGA IS FLYING FROM THE MARSHALL ISLANDS BACK TO EL SALVADOR.

HE HAS BEEN IN HOSPITAL AND TREATED FOR DEHYDRATION AND MALNUTRITION SINCE HE WAS RESCUED ON JANUARY 30TH.

MIQUEL MARQUEZ REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


CASTAWAY GOES HOME-PKG


FINALLY HEADED HOME. JOSE ALVARENGA TAKING THE SHORT ROUTE - A PLANE TO HIS HOME COUNTRY OF EL SALVADOR.

"This has been an amazing story. It's been a great pleasure for the Marshall Islands to host him. "

BEFORE LEAVING ALVARENGA ASKED FOR A PICTURE WITH MARSHALLESE PRESIDENT CHRISTOPHER LOEAK. THIS ISLAND NATION ONLY TOO HAPPY TO OBLIGE ITS MOST FAMOUS VISITOR.

ALVARENGA'S DEPARTURE MUCH DIFFERENT FROM HIS ARRIVAL ON THURSDAY JANUARY 30TH.

When Alvarenga's boat washed up he had one more walk to make. He was on an uninhibited island and heard a rooster crowing one island over. At low tide he was able to walk right to it.

ALVARENGA WEARING TATTERED UNDERWEAR AND BRANDISHING A KNIFE SURPRISED VILLAGERS ON THE TINY ISLAND OF EBON. THEY FED HIM PANCAKES, GAVE HIM CLOTHES AND COMMUNICATED THRU A MIX OF PICTURES, CHARADES, A NORWEGIAN ANTHROPOLOGIST SPEAKING A BIT ITALIAN AND OTHERS WHO KNEW SOME SPANISH FROM THE SHOW DORA THE EXPLORER.

STILL THERE IS SOME SKEPTICISM ABOUT HIS STORY. JERRY KRAMER SPENT THREE DAYS LOST AT SEA IN 1969.

"He says he ate birds and sea turtles bumping up against his boat. I've never heard of such a thing. "

ALVARENGA GIFTED HIS BOAT TO THE COUPLE THAT FOUND HIM. IN THE BOAT A TURTLE SHELL AND A LARGE SEA BIRD, ITS FOOT TETHERED TO THE BOAT, PRESUMABLY A FUTURE MEAL. THE BIRD IS NOW LIVING WITH THE COUPLE ON EBON.

ALVARENGA HAS ONLY A FEW HOURS TO GO BEFORE HIS 13 MONTH ROUNDTRIP - OF NIGHTMARE PROPORTIONS - COMES TO A END.

MIGUEL MARQUEZ CNN MAJURO MARSHALL ISLANDS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


MIGUEL MARQUEZ REPORTING.

TIGHT SECURITY REMAINS IN PLACE FOR THE SOCHI OLYMPICS.

HOWEVER, TODAY - ONE U-S CONGRESSMAN WARNS THAT THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE - A TERROR ATTACK MAY HAPPEN *OUTSIDE THE RING OF SECURITY.

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WEATHER-STC


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MEAT RECALL-TRX VO


A CALIFORNIA COMPANY RECALLS ALMOST 9 MILLION POUNDS OF MEAT.

THE MEAT CAME FROM DISEASED ANIMALS THAT WERE NOT PROPERLY INSPECTED AT RANCHO FEEDING CORPORATION IN CALIFORNIA.

THE RECALL ALSO INCLUDES VEAL PRODUCTS.

THE BAD MEAT WENT TO DISTRIBUTION CENTERS AND STORES IN FLORIDA, CALIFORNIA, ILLINOIS AND TEXAS. Return to index of stories...


TOYOTA PAYOUT-VO


TOYOTA COULD PAY A BILLION DOLLARS TO END A FOUR-YEAR INVESTIGATION INTO ACCELERATION COMPLAINTS.

THE AUTOMAKER FACES HUNDREDS OF LAWSUITS OVER SUDDEN ACCELERATION ISSUES, AFTER THE DEATHS OF A CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROLMAN AND HIS FAMILY.

TOYOTA IS SETTLING A U-S CRIMINAL PROBE INTO HOW IT DISCLOSED CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS ABOUT THOSE CASES.

TOYOTA ISSUED A WORLDWIDE RECALL IN 2009. Return to index of stories...


TOYOTA AUSTRALIA-TRX VOTOPS


MEANTIME, TOYOTA PLANS TO STOP PRODUCTION AUSTRALIA.

THE MOVE WILL HAPPEN BY THE END OF 2017 - RESULTING IN THE LOSS OF ABOUT 25-HUNDRED JOBS.

THE DECISION WAS BASED ON SEVERAL FACTORS, INCLUDING THE HIGH AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR AND THE HIGH COST OF MANUFACTURING.

TOYOTA HAS BEEN IN AUSTRALIA SINCE 1963. Return to index of stories...


DEBT CEILING-VO


IN WASHINGTON THIS WEEK,

HOUSE REPUBLICANS COULD VOTE ON A BILL TO RAISE THE U-S DEBT CEILING.

TREASURY SECRETARY JACK LEW HAS WARNED CONGRESS THE GOVERNMENT COULD FACE PROBLEMS PAYING THE NATION'S BILLS BY THE END OF THE MONTH.

REPUBLICANS ARE CONSIDERING RAISING THE DEBT CEILING BUT THEY WANT CONCESSIONS FROM DEMOCRATS.

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ATL WINTER STORM PREPS-TRX VOTOPS


NOT TAKING CHANCES THIS TIME,

GEORGIA'S GOVERNOR HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY.

ANOTHER WINTER STORM IS HEADED FOR ATLANTA.

REMEMBER THE GRIDLOCK TWO WEEKS AGO,

WHEN TWO INCHES OF SNOW FELL.

MANY PEOPLE ABANDONED THEIR VEHICLES AND WALKED HOME.

THOUSANDS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN SPENT THE NIGHT IN THEIR SCHOOLS.

THE FIRST WINTER WAVE WILL HAPPEN TODAY NTO TUESDAY WITH A MIXTURE OF SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.

THE SECOND WAVE WILL MOVE THROUGH TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


POWERBALL JACKPOT-2 SHOT


YOU MAY WANT TO TRY YOUR LUCK AT POWERBALL.

WEDNESDAY'S DRAWING WILL BE MORE THAN $284 MILLION DOLLARS!

NOBODY WON SATURDAY - AND THAT'S WHY THE JACKPOT IS ROLLING OVER.

OUR SISTER STATION ABC7 WILL CARRY THE DRAWING LIVE AT 11 WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

WE'LL ALSO CARRY THE NUMBERS IN OUR LATE NIGHT NEWSCAST WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


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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.

"A nice stretch of weather"

After a few cloudy days, the sunshine finally returned yesterday afternoon as a weak cold front swept through the area. As a result, we'll see a couple of cool mornings followed by warm afternoons as we get the week started. By mid week, we'll be tracking another weather system that will bring another shot of rain to Southwest Florida.

After a cool start, sunshine will fill our skies as we head into the late morning hours and temperatures will gradually climb into the middle 70s by noon. Daytime highs will return to the upper 70s to lower 80s this afternoon, but it will feel quite nice outside as humidity levels will stay on the lower end.

Mostly clear skies will continue through the evening setting the stage for another cool night. Temperatures will settle into the upper 50s to 60° by morning with light winds across the region.

High pressure will remain in control of our weather pattern through Tuesday keeping us mostly to partly sunny. A warming trend will continue as daytime highs climb into the lower to middle 80s, while overnight lows warm back into the 60s. By Wednesday, we'll be tracking another storm system to our west that will aim more moisture toward the west coast of Florida. Expect a few showers deep inland Wednesday afternoon, with scattered showers developing during the evening and into early Thursday morning. Once this front passes through the peninsula, a much cooler and drier airmass will settle across the state. Highs will manage to reach the lower to middle 70s, while some forecast models are hinting at lows near 50° by Friday morning. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI OPEN-CLIP


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SOCHI SECURITY-EBOX TOPS


SO FAR, SO GOOD - FOR SECURITY AROUND THE OLYMPICS IN SOCHI.

AFTER THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF COMPETITION, OFFICIALS ARE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC.

THE BIGGEST CONCERNS SEEM TO BE WHAT COULD HAPPEN *OUTSIDE THE GAMES.

AND WHETHER RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES ARE SHARING EVERYTHING THEY KNOW ABOUT POSSIBLE THREATS.

TRACIE POTTS IS IN WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI SECURITY-PKG


super burned in

"We're quite satisfied with the level of cooperation we have now."

U-S OFFICIALS ARE PRAISING RUSSIA. CITING MULTIPLE LAYERS OF SECURITY AROUND THE GAMES THEMSELVES.

AND BEHIND THE SCENES:

super burned in

Michigan

"They are aggressively pursuing leads that they have, some include kicking in doors and taking people down."

LAWMAKERS SAY COOPERATION BETWEEN THE U-S AND RUSSIA - INTELLIGENCE-SHARING - ISN'T AS STRONG AS IN PAST OLYMPICS.

super burned in

New York

"There's still a certain amount of pride, I believe, that they feel they can handle a lot of this on their own."

super burned in

California

"They don't want to share that. But it means that we're less effective in protecting of our people. And that's a frustration."

SO- CALLED SOFT TARGETS - OUTSIDE THE OFFICIAL VENUES - ARE STILL THE BIGGEST CONCERN.

super burned in

Texas

"They want to make a global statement. They want to make a jihad statement. And what better time to do it than right now?"

ANALYSTS SAY TERRORISTS WOULD CONSIDER AN ATTACK ANYWHERE IN DURING THE OLYMPICS. A VICTORY.

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RUSSIAS RESPONSE-OC


TRACIE POTTS REPORTING.

SOME FEAR RUSSIA HAS PUT MORE EMPHASIS ON SECURING THE GAMES, AND LESS ON HOW DO DEAL WITH A CRISIS IF THERE IS AN ATTACK. Return to index of stories...


AMERICANS IN SOCHI-SOT TRX VO


AMID POTENTIAL SECURITY THREATS SURROUNDING THE GAMES,

SOME AMERICANS VISITING THE HOST CITY DON'T SEEMED PHASED.

"It's been fantastic so far. Awesome city. The mountains up here are really, really cool."

"You can't let anybody.if you're let people scare you into doing what you do in your life then you're not gonna have a very fun life so nah, not scared. No."

AND CHECK THIS OUT.

FANS LOVE THE THREE MASCOTS OF THE SOCHI GAMES.

A HARE, A LEOPARD AND A POLAR BEAR -

ALL PICKED FROM A WHOPPING 24-THOUSAND IDEAS IN 2010.

THE PUBLIC GOT TO VOTE WHICH IS A FIRST IN OLYMPIC HISTORY. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI DOGS-VO


A QUICK UPDATE HERE, IN RESPONSE TO OUTRAGE OVER THE FATE OF STRAY ANIMALS IN SOCHI, AUTHORITIES AND PRIVATE GROUPS HAVE BUILT DOG SHELTERS.

NEW VIDEO AT MIDDAY.

THOUSANDS OF STRAY DOGS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE IN THE CITY.

WE'VE HEARD REPORTS OF THE DOGS EVEN WANDERING INTO HOTEL ROOMS!

THE SHELTERS WILL HELP CLEAN UP THE STREETS.

OFFICIALS PLAN TO EXPAND -

RIGHT NOW - 40-THOUSAND DOGS IN SOCHI ARE HOMELESS. Return to index of stories...


MEDAL COUNT NBC2.COM-OC 5 CG


LET'S TALK ABOUT THE OLYMPIC GAMES MEDAL COUNT.

THIS IS YOUR WARNING,

WE ARE ABOUT TO START THE MUSIC AND SHOW YOU THE RESULTS.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM, NOW IS THE TIME TO TURN AWAY.

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TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


WRONG LANDINGS AT AIRPORTS HAPPEN MORE OFTEN THAN YOU MIGHT THINK.

NBC2 BREAKS DOWN WHY IT'S SUCH A COMMON OCCURANCE FOR PILOTS.

IT'S THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO SEE ON *YOUR PHONE.

A SELFIE OF AN INTRUDER INSIDE YOUR HOUSE!

IT HAPPENED TO ONE DENVER WOMAN - THE STORY NEXT. Return to index of stories...


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WV WATER HEARING-TRX VO PLASMA VO FULL WIPE


DEVELOPING IN WEST VIRGINIA,

OFFICIALS AND A WATER COMPANY HAVE TO ANSWER TOUGH QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CHEMICAL LEAK THAT LEFT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS IN THE STATE UNABLE, WITHOUT SAFE DRINKING WATER.

HAPPENING RIGHT NOW,

THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE IS HOLDING A HEARING IN CHARLESTON TO EXAMINE SURROUNDING CIRCUMSTANCES,

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TX PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS WIPE


TWO TEXAS MEN ARE ALIVE AFTER A SMALL PLANE CRASH SUNDAY.

IT HAPPENED IN HARRIS COUNTY, NEAR HOUSTON.

THE PILOT OF THE HOMEMADE PLANE HAD TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING AFTER THE THEY LOST POWER.

THE PILOT WENT TO A HOSPITAL.

THE PASSENGER WAS FINE - AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY. Return to index of stories...


AIRPORT WRONG LANDINGS-VOTOPS


MEANTIME - A NEW REPORT IS OUT - THAT SHOWS HOW OFTEN PILOTS LAND AT THE WRONG AIRPORT,

AND WHY.

THIS IS VIDEO OF A SOUTHWEST AIRLINES PLANE MISTAKENLY LANDING AT THE WRONG MISSOURI AIRPORT LAST MONTH.

THE REPORT SAYS LANDINGS LIKE THIS HAPPENED 150 TIMES SINCE THE EARLY 90'S.

NEARLY EVERY TIME, THE PILOTS MADE VISUAL LANDINGS RATHER THAN RELYING ON AUTOMATION. Return to index of stories...


UT CONSTRUCTION FIRE-VO TC MON VO FULL WIPE


CAUGHT ON CAMERA,

HUGE FLAMES TAKE OVER A CONSTRUCTION SITE IN SALT LAKE CITY.

EVERYONE IS OKAY TODAY.

HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT THE INCREDIBLE VIDEO.

FIRE CREWS WANT TO KNOW WHY THE UNFINISHED APARTMENT BUILDING CAUGHT FIRE SUNDAY,

ESPECIALLY SINCE THE STRUCTURE SHOULD HAVE BEEN WET FROM TWO DAYS OF RAIN.

THE FIRE CAUSED AN ESTIMATED ONE-AND-A-HALF-MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


INTRUDER SELFIE-VOTOPS WIPE


A DENVER WOMAN IS TRAUMATIZED AFTER SEEING THIS PICTURE.

A MAN BROKE INTO HER HOME -- AND TOOK A PICTURE OF HIMSELF WITH HER CELL PHONE.

SHE DIDN'T REALIZE ANYONE HAD BEEN INSIDE THE HOUSE UNTIL SHE CHECKED HER PHONE THE NEXT DAY.

THE WOMAN TOLD POLICE IT MUST HAVE HAPPENED WHEN SHE WENT UPSTAIRS TO PUT HER CHILDREN TO BED.

POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT DIDN'T TAKE ANYTHING FROM THE HOME- JUST TOOK A SELFIE AND LEFT. Return to index of stories...


FMB CLYDESDALES-SS


KEEP YOUR CALENDAR OPEN THIS AFTERNOON.

THE BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES ARE ON FORT MYERS BEACH!

THEY WILL BE IN A PARKING LOT AT THE CORNER OF SAN CARLOS BOULEVARD AND FIRST STREET FROM 2 TO 4 THIS AFTERNOON.

LATER THEY'LL WALK THE SQUARE ON THE BEACH.

THEN, SATURDAY THEY'LL APPEAR IN THE EDISON FESTIVAL GRAND PARADE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2 SHOT


THEY SEEM TO ALWAYS FIND A WAY.

SCAM ARTISTS ARE USING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO APPLY FOR AND THEN STEAL YOUR TAX REFUND.

NBC2 WITH HOW TO STOP THEM IN THEIR TRACKS.

AND SAY GOODBYE TO THE OL' CREDIT CARD SWIPE N SIGN.

AS HACKERS GET MORE BRAZEN A NEWER, SAFER CARD ROLLS OUT. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) FIGHTING IRS FRAUD-VO


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TZ3 B) CREDIT SWIPE ENDING-VOTOPS


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DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS


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CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT CRASH-VO TC MON SS FULL WIPE


INVESTIGATORS WANT TO KNOW WHY A DRIVER WAS GOING THE WRONG WAY ON A BUSY HIGHWAY, RESULTING IN A VIOLENT CRASH, THAT KILLED HIM AND 4 OTHERS.

VIDEO SHOWS A WHITE SUV FLYING DOWN THE WRONG SIDE OF I-275 IN TAMPA, OVER the WEEKEND,

THE DRIVER - SLAMMED HEAD ON INTO A CAR CARRYING FOUR YOUNG MEN.

ONE OF THOSE KILLED WAS A UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA STUDENT AND FORMER CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING STAR - JIM ILIAS.

TODAY STUDENTS AND FACULTY REMEMBER JIM AS A AN ATHLETE AND FRIEND, with A PROMISING FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT CRASH-VOTOPS WIPE


TODAY FLOWERS LAY OUTSIDE THE CONVENIENCE STORY OWNED BY JIM'S FAMILY.

AND WE FOUND HIS PICTURE, HANGING INSIDE THE WRESTLING ROOM AT CYPRESS LAKE.

THE FORMER ABERCROMBIE MODEL WAS ON HIS WAY TO BECOMING A PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT.

TODAY HIS WRESTLING FAMILY REMEMBERS HIM. Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT CRASH-SOTVO


Jack Delago, Cypress Lake Wrestling Club 18:23:05 literally till about 2pm i couldn't get out of bed. Cried as

if it were my own son. He meant a lot to all of us. 18:23:17

A VIGIL IS SCHEDULED ON THE CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA LATER THIS WEEK.

THE MEDICAL EXAMINER IS STILL TRYING TO IDENTIFY THE REMAINS OF THE DRIVER, WHO CAUSED THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


CAPE FSA APPEALED REPORTABLE-TRX PLASMA


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OPPONENTS APPEAL A CAPE CORAL TAX TO THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT.

ATTORNEY SCOTT MORRIS, FORMER MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN, FORMER COUNCIL MEMBER BILL DIELE, AND OTHERS CLAIM THE FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT'S "READY TO SERVE" METHOD IS ILLEGAL.

THE CITY WANTS TO CHARGE A FEE TO EVERY PROPERTY OWNER TO HELP PAY FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

A LEE COUNTY JUDGE RULED IN FAVOR OF THE CITY'S TAX BACK IN DECEMBER. Return to index of stories...


ELECTRIC CARS FORT MYERS-VO PLASMA


TALKING ABOUT ELECTRIC CARS AT MIDDAY!

AND THE CHARGING STATIONS FOR THOSE CARS.

RIGHT NOW THERE ARE THREE OF THEM IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS,

OWNED BY LEE COUNTY.

THE PRICE TAG, 19-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

WE WANTED TO KNOW IF IT'S PAYING OFF.

NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH FOUND OUT. Return to index of stories...


ELECTRIC CARS FORT MYERS-TRX PKG


CHECK THESE OUT -- HAVE YOU SEEN THEM? --

THEY'RE CHARGING STATIONS FOR ELECTRIC CARS.

RIGHT NOW -- THERE ARE THREE OF THEM OWNED BY THE COUNTY IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS --

ON CAM:

THE COUNTY PAID 19-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO GET THESE THINGS INSTALLED --

SO WE WANTED TO KNOW -- IS IT PAYING OFF?

NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS --

CLIFTON -- YOU'VE BEEN TALKING TO THE COUNTY -- DIGGING THROUGH NUMBERS -- WHAT HAVE YOU FOUND OUT --

LIVE:

THERE PRETTY EASY TO USE -- JUST SWIPE YOUR CARD -- AND START CHARGING.

60 CENTS FOR AN HOUR -- 10 CENTS EVERY HOUR AFTER THAT.

VO:

BUT IT TURNS OUT -- THESE MACHINES ONLY MADE ABOUT 450-DOLLARS LAST YEAR --

THE GOOD NEWS -- THAT'S UP FROM JUST 50 DOLLARS IN 2012.

COUNTY OFFICIALS TELL ME -- THESE MACHINES WERE NEVER INTENDED TO MAKE MONEY --

LIKE GOVERNMENT DOES FROM TIME TO TIME -- THEY'RE LEADING THE WAY ON PROVIDING A SERVICE.

SOT:

Tessale Sage

Sustainability Programs Manager, Lee County

"We don't have major plans to install a bunch of new charging stations, but we definitely wanted to provide the option and have our own data about the use so we can make good decisions going forward."

LIVE:

THE THREE STATIONS WERE USED 217 TIMES LAST YEAR --

THE COUNTY EXPECTS THAT NUMBER TO INCREASE AS MORE ELECTRIC CARS ENTER THE MARKET.

THEY ALSO EXPECT PRIVATE BUSINESSES TO START INSTALLING THEIR OWN.

LIVE IN DOWTOWN FORT MYERS, CF, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


HOLDER GAY MARRIAGE MEMO-OC TRX VO WIPE


ADVOCATES FOR GAY RIGHTS IN AMERICA ARE HAILING IT AS A MAJOR VICTORY.

STARTING TODAY, SAME SEX COUPLES GET EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER FEDERAL LAW IN ALL 50 STATES

EVERYTHING FROM TESTIFYING IN COURT TO BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS.

TODAY ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER WILL SEND OUT A MEMO TO ALL DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE STAFF,

FORMALLY NOTIFYING THEM ABOUT THE DECISION. Return to index of stories...


HOLDER GAY MARRIAGE MEMO-SOTVO


"Just as was true during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, the stakes involved in this generation's struggle for LGBT equality could not be higher."

AGAIN,

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT RIGHTS THAT INCLUDE - PRISON VISITATION, BANKRUPTCY CASES, SURVIVOR BENEFITS FOR POLICE OFFICERS OR FIREFIGHTERS KILLED ON THE JOB. Return to index of stories...


CRIST IN FORT MYERS TODAY-VO


FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST WILL BE IN FORT MYERS TONIGHT.

IT'S PART OF A TOUR PROMOTING HIS NEW BOOK --

TITLED, "THE PARTY'S OVER."

IT COMES OUT IN AN ELECTION YEAR.

CRIST IS RUNNING AS A DEMOCRAT AGAINST THE INCUMBENT RICK SCOTT.

CRIST WILL BE AT THE BOOKS-A-MILLION BRANCH, IN FORT MYERS.

THE EVENT STARTS AT 7-TONIGHT

CRIST ANNOUNCED HIS CANDIDACY FOR GOVERNOR, LATE LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS


STOCKS WERE LITTLE CHANGED IN EARLY TRADING TODAY,

NOT FOLLOWING LAST WEEK'S RALLY.

FRIDAY'S BUMP CAME DESPITE A DISAPPOINTING JANUARY JOBS REPORT.

LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD.

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


FIGHTING IRS FRAUD-VO IN PLASMA


TAXPAYERS BEWARE!

SCAM ARTISTS ARE USING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO APPLY FOR - AND THEN STEAL - YOUR TAX REFUND.

BOB HANSEN EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


FIGHTING IRS FRAUD-PKG


THE SIGNS OF A NEW TAX SEASON CAN BE SEEN ON THE STREET CORNER. IN THE EYES OF THE I-R-S, WE ARE AS UNIQUE AS OUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. BUT WHAT IF SOMEONE STEALS THAT NUMBER?

"once they have that social security number certainly they can file a return in your name."

KIM GOUGH WITH PRIVACY RIGHTS CLEARINGHOUSE SAYS EVEN BEFORE YOU FILE YOUR OWN TAX RETURN. A SCAM ARTIST COULD BE FILING THEIR OWN RETURN, PRETENDING TO BE YOU.

"As little as a social security number, date of birth, I could fictitiously claim a refund of 6 or 7-thousand dollars."

GABRIEL GOMEZ WORKS FOR LIBERTY TAX AND SAYS IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER TO PROTECT YOUR FINANCIAL INFORMATION FROM THIEVES.

LAST YEAR GABE WAS HELPING A SINGLE MOTHER GET HER 7-THOUSAND DOLLAR TAX REFUND.

"And the IRS had notified us the following day that her refund had already been claimed."

SOMEONE HAD STOLEN HER NAME, HER NUMBER AND RECEIVED HER REFUND MONEY. ACCORDING TO FEDERAL OFFICIALS, THE I-R-S ISSUED 4-BILLION DOLLARS IN FRAUDULENT TAX REFUNDS JUST IN 2012.

"they're not matching a W2 against your social security number to verify that it's you. Lot of the time it doesn't actually happen until after your tax return has been filed and then your refund is already gone."

"if you file electronically you can get your refund in a matter of weeks. but if the thieves get the refund first, it could take months to straighten it out."

"And just like the refund that takes 21 days to process, the irs says that they process these kinds of claims in 180 days. unfortunately there are a lot of ends that need to be met, so it could take longer than 180 days."

THE I-R-S SAYS IT'S STEPPING UP ITS INVESTIGATIONS.

LAST YEAR CHARGES AGAINST TAX THIEVES MORE THAN DOUBLED.

BUT THE PROBLEM IS FAR FROM OVER.

"the best advise for that honestly is file your tax return early."

BEATING THE THIEVES TO YOUR REFUND. BUT EVEN BEFORE THAT. WE NEED TO BE BETTER ABOUT KEEPING OUR FINANCIAL INFORMATION OUT OF THEIR HANDS. Return to index of stories...


KORFF IN NJ COURT NEXT WEEK-SS VO


BOB HANSEN REPORTING.

TOMORROW A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEEN ACCUSED OF SELLING BLACK MARKET POISON APPEARS IN COURT.

LAST MONTH 19 YEAR OLD JESSE KORFF WAS ARRESTED FOR MAKING AND SELLING AY-BRIN.

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.

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


FL FLOOD INSURANCE-OC


HAPPENING THIS WEEK, SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LEADERS HEAD TO WASHINGTON.

THEY'RE LOOKING TO DELAY FLOOD INSURANCE HIKES.

TOMORROW, COMMISSIONER LARRY KIKER ALONG WITH MAYORS FROM FORT MYERS BEACH, BONITA SPRINGS, CAPE CORAL AND SANIBEL WILL BE THERE.

RATE INCREASES ARE DUE TO HIT IN OCTOBER.

THE SENATE HAS VOTED TO PUSH BACK THE DEADLINE - BUT THE HOUSE HAS DENIED THE DELAY. Return to index of stories...


I75 CLOSURE-OC TRX FDOT SS


NBC2 WITH ANOTHER TRAFFIC ALERT FOR YOUR MORNING COMMUTE TOMORROW.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CONSTRUCTION AT I-75 NEAR DANIELS PARKWAY.

TONIGHT CREWS WILL SHUT DOWN THE NORTH BOUND LANES BETWEEN ALICO ROAD AND DANIELS.

IT STARTS AT 11 TONIGHT INTO 5AM TOMORROW MORNING.

CREWS ARE CONNECTING I-75 TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. Return to index of stories...


PROMOTER CALLS OFF ZIMMERMAN FIGHT-VO


MATCH CANCELLED.

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WILL NOT BECOME A CELEBRITY BOXER, AFTER ALL.

AFTER BACKLASH - A PROMOTER FOR THE EVENT CALLED OFF THE MATCH BETWEEN ZIMMERMAN AND RAPPER DMX.

THE PROPOSED THREE-ROUND, PAY-PER-VIEW FIGHT WAS WIDELY OPPOSED.

REVEREND AL SHARPTON EVEN CHIMED IN.

ZIMMERMAN WAS ACQUITTED OF MURDER IN TRAYVON MARTIN'S DEATH. Return to index of stories...


CASTAWAY DEPARTS MARSHALL ISLANDS-TRX VOTOPS


AFTER 13 MONTHS ON THE WATER,

THE MAN KNOWN AS THE 'CASTAWAY' IS FINALLY HEADED HOME.

JOSE ALVARENGA'S STORY HAS MADE WORLD HEADLINES,

AFTER SURVIVING ON TURTLES AND FISH ADRIFT IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN FOR A YEAR.

A FRIEND ON THE SAME BOAT DID NOT SURVIVE THE ORDEAL.

THE CASTAWAY HAS BOARDED A PLANE, LEAVING THE MARSHALL ISLANDS FOR HAWAII. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


SOME OF TEAM USA'S HIGHEST-PROFILE ATHLETES ARE IN COMPETITION TODAY!

ALSO - BOTH THE U-S MEN'S AND WOMEN'S CURLING TEAMS START THEIR QUEST FOR A MEDAL.

NEXT AT NOON - NBC2 HEADS TO SOCHI.

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TZ4 A) SOCHI-VO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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CREDIT SWIPE & SIGN ENDING-OC TRX VO


NEW INFORMATION TODAY ABOUT A *NEW CREDIT SYSTEM,

WHICH COULD MAKE US ALL A LOT SAFER.

CARD COMPANIES ARE LOOKING TO UPGRADE TO "SMART CARDS".

IT BASICALLY MEANS YOU WILL BE SAYING GOODBYE TO THE SWIPE AND SIGN ROUTINE,

AND HELLO TO CREDIT CARD CHIPS AND PINS.

EXPERTS SAY A MICROCHIP IS HARDER TO HACK.

THIS COMES AFTER BREACHES AT TARGET, NEIMAN MARCUS AND OTHER RETAILERS.

VISA AND MASTERCARD HAVE ALREADY ANNOUNCED THAT THEY'LL MAKE THE SWITCH BY OCTOBER OF 2015. Return to index of stories...


SENIOR DRIVING-VO PLASMA


IT'S A QUESTION THAT COMES UP FROM TIME TO TIME.

HOW OLD IS TOO OLD TO DRIVE?

THERE IS NO FEDERAL LEGAL DRIVING AGE LIMIT,

SO DOCTORS, FAMILY AND THE DRIVERS ALL HAVE TO BE INVOLVED IN MAKING A DECISION.

THIS AFTERNOON - GRANT BOXLEITNER SHOWS US A TEST THAT MIGHT HELP. Return to index of stories...


SENIOR DRIVING-PKG


95-YEAR-OLD FRANK FISHMAN SAYS HE WANTS TO DRIVE AGAIN. THE STATE TOOK HIS LICENSE AWAY ABOUT A YEAR AGO.

"I miss it. And I'll do anything to get my car back. This is something that's very important to me."

JENNIFER HALL IS A CERTIFIED DRIVING AND REHAB SPECIALIST WHO ADMINISTERS A COMPETENCY TEST TO SEE WHETHER SOMEONE IS FIT TO BE ON THE ROAD.

"We'll look at their physical abilities like how well can they turn their head and look over their shoulder. I do, you see the eye machine back here, I'll check their visual acuity, peripheral vision, depth perception."

AND MOST OF HALL'S CLIENTS COME FROM A DOCTOR'S REFERRAL. THE DEBATE ABOUT DRIVING AND AGE IN FLORIDA HAS BEEN REKINDLED AFTER A 79-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WITH A CLEAN DRIVING RECORD BACKED INTO A CROWD OUTSIDE A CHURCH SERVICE, KILLING THREE AND INJURING FOUR.

"But the majority of my clients are amongst the elderly they've maybe had a change in cognition or they've had the onset of a neurological condition."

"I wanted to take the test for myself to see if my skills are fit to be behind the wheel."

FIRST MY EYES ARE CHECKED.

THEN IT'S TIME FOR SOME RECOGNITION DRILLS.

REPORTER: "Overall, how did I do?"

SPECIALIST: "You did ok, yeah, your vision was fine, visual perception was good"

HALL SAYS SHE MAKES A RECOMMENDATION AFTER A TEST BUT THE STATE MAKES THE FINAL DECISION ABOUT WHETHER TO TAKE SOMEONE'S LICENSE AWAY.

AS FOR FISHMAN, THE RETIRED TRAVELING SALESMAN SAYS HE FAILED THE TEST IN THE PAST BUT HE'S NOT GIVING UP.

"It's something that I love to do and I hate to depend on people. I've always been independent myself." Return to index of stories...


SENIOR DRIVING-OC


GRANT BOXLEITNER REPORTING.

NEW NUMBERS SHOW AN AVERAGE OF 15 PEOPLE AGED 65 AND OLDER DIE IN CAR CRASHES EVERY DAY IN THE U-S. Return to index of stories...


AIRMEN RETURN HOME-VO


NEARLY 300 AIRMEN ARE HOME FROM AFGHANISTAN TODAY.

THIS IS THE NAVAL AIR STATION FORT WORTH JOINT RESERVE BASE IN TEXAS.

FAMILY MEMBERS AND LOVED ONES GREETED THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE 301ST FIGHTER WING. 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.

"A nice stretch of weather"

After a few cloudy days, the sunshine finally returned yesterday afternoon as a weak cold front swept through the area. As a result, we'll see a couple of cool mornings followed by warm afternoons as we get the week started. By mid week, we'll be tracking another weather system that will bring another shot of rain to Southwest Florida.

After a cool start, sunshine will fill our skies as we head into the late morning hours and temperatures will gradually climb into the middle 70s by noon. Daytime highs will return to the upper 70s to lower 80s this afternoon, but it will feel quite nice outside as humidity levels will stay on the lower end.

Mostly clear skies will continue through the evening setting the stage for another cool night. Temperatures will settle into the upper 50s to 60° by morning with light winds across the region.

High pressure will remain in control of our weather pattern through Tuesday keeping us mostly to partly sunny. A warming trend will continue as daytime highs climb into the lower to middle 80s, while overnight lows warm back into the 60s. By Wednesday, we'll be tracking another storm system to our west that will aim more moisture toward the west coast of Florida. Expect a few showers deep inland Wednesday afternoon, with scattered showers developing during the evening and into early Thursday morning. Once this front passes through the peninsula, a much cooler and drier airmass will settle across the state. Highs will manage to reach the lower to middle 70s, while some forecast models are hinting at lows near 50° by Friday morning. Return to index of stories...


POWERBALL JACKPOT-2 SHOT


FEELING LUCKY?

YOU MAY WANT TO GET A POWERBALL TICKET.

THE JACKPOT FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT'S DRAWING WILL BE MORE THAN $284 MILLION DOLLARS!

NOBODY WON SATURDAY NIGHT.

OUR SISTER STATION ABC7 WILL CARRY THE DRAWING LIVE AT 11PM WEDNESDAY.

WE'LL ALSO CARRY THE NUMBERS IN OUR 11PM NEWSCAST WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI OPEN-CLIP


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SOCHI-EBOX TOPS


TEAM U-S-A MINED A BIT OF GOLD IN THE MOUNTAINS OF RUSSIA OVER THE WEEKEND - AND THEY ARE LOOKING FOR MORE OF IT TODAY.

TEAM U-S-A BEGINS THE FIRST FULL WEEK OF OLYMPIC COMPETITION,

WITH A GOOD CHANCE AT MEDALS IN THE MOUNTAINS AND ON THE ICE.

JAY GRAY IS IN OLYMPIC PARK. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI-PKG


SHE'S WON MORE MEDALS THAN ANY OTHER AMERICAN WOMAN IN THE ALPINE COMPETITION. AND TODAY -

JULIA MANCUSO HOPES TO ADD TO THAT TOTAL DURING HER SUPER COMBINED RUN ON THE MOUNTAIN.

WHILE A STRONG MEN'S MOGUL TEAM. LOOKS TO KEEP ITS STREAK ALIVE. THE U-S TEAM HAS WON A MEDAL IN EVERY OLYMPIC COMPETITION SINCE 19-98.

"We are really excited. These are really good courses and we want to come out and give our best when we compete."

ON THE ICE. TWO-TIME BRONZE MEDALIST J-R CELSKI BEGINS HIS RACE FOR MULTIPLE-MEDALS IN SOCHI ON THE SHORT TRACK IN THE 15-HUNDRED.

"I am feeling good. We prepared all year for this. We had trials about a month ago, so we have been ramping up and ramping up all season for this moment."

AND ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SPORTS IN THE WINTER GAMES - CURLING! SLIDES INTO THE SPOTLIGHT TODAY.

"There's a really good chance that they're going to make the playoffs and if they make the playoffs it's just win one game for a medal and two games for the gold."

A STONE'S THROW. OR SLIDE. AWAY FROM OLYMPIC HISTORY.

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


SOCHI-OC


JAY GRAY REPORTING.

THE CURLERS HAVE CAPTURED THE ATTENTION OF FANS,

BUT THE U-S HAS ONE MEDAL TO OUR CREDIT.

THE MEN WON A BRONZE IN TORINO. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI SECURITY-VOTOPS


AFTER THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF COMPETITION,

OFFICIALS ARE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC FOR A SAFE WINTER OLYMPICS.

THE BIGGEST CONCERNS SEEM TO BE WHAT COULD HAPPEN *OUTSIDE THE GAMES.

SO-CALLED SOFT TARGETS ARE JUST OUTSIDE THE OFFICIAL VENUES.

BUT ANALYSTS SAY TERRORISTS WOULD CONSIDER AN ATTACK *ANYWHERE DURING THE OLYMPICS A VICTORY. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI SELFIES-VO


THE OLYMPIC FLAME IN SOCHI HAS BECOME A FAVORITE BACKDROP FOR SELFIES!

TAKE A LOOK.

IT'S BECOME A BIT LIKE A COMPETITION.

FANS ARE DOING ALL SORTS OF POSES TO MAKE THEM STAND OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Return to index of stories...


MEDAL COUNT NBC2.COM-2 SHOT 5 CG


SO HOW IS TEAM USA DOING IN THE MEDAL COUNT.

THIS IS YOUR WARNING,

WE ARE ABOUT TO START THE MUSIC AND SHOW YOU THE RESULTS.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM, NOW IS THE TIME TO TURN AWAY.

WHEN THE MUSIC STOPS, YOU CAN LOOK AGAIN! Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL SAM-SOTVO


HE COULD BECOME THE FIRST OPENLY GAY PLAYER IN THE HISTORY OF THE N-F-L.

ESPN Intv Michael Sam: i came to tell the world that i'm an openly, proud gay man. reporter: how does it feel to say those words to the world? sam: it's a load off my chest.

MICHAEL SAM, A DEFENSIVE LINEMAN FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI FOOTBALL TEAM PUBLICLY ANNOUNCED HIS SEXUALITY.

SAM IS A FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICAN AND THE S-E-C'S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR.

HIS TEAMMATES AND COACHES HAVE KNOWN SINCE AUGUST. Return to index of stories...


WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB-VO


TODAY IN MANHATTAN,

IT'S TIME FOR THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB'S 138TH ANNUAL DOG SHOW.

TODAY'S COMPETITION INCLUDES HOUND, TOY, NON-SPORTING AND HERDING GROUPS.

THIS YEAR, THE DOG SHOW WELCOMES THREE NEW BREEDS TO THE COMPETITION.

THE RAT TERRIER, PORTUGESE PODENGO PEQUENO AND CHINOOK. Return to index of stories...


DUMB STARBUCKS-VO


LISTEN TO THIS.

A COFFEE SHOP IN LOS ANGELES IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

THEIR NAME - 'DUMB STARBUCKS'.

ON THE MENU - "DUMB CARAMEL MACCHIATO" AND "DUMB HAZELNUT FRAPPUCCINO."

SO HOW DO THEY GET AWAY WITH NOT COPYING STARBUCKS?

THE OWNER IS USING A "PARODY LAW," SAYING THAT BY ADDING THE WORD 'DUMB', THEY ARE TECHNICALLY MAKING FUN OF STARBUCKS.

OF COURSE THOUGH, STARBUCKS IS NOW LOOKING INTO THIS. Return to index of stories...


LENO RATINGS-2 SHOT VO


NEW NUMBERS TODAY SHOW NEARLY 15 MILLION PEOPLE TUNED IN TO SEE JAY LENO SAY GOOD-BYE TO "THE TONIGHT SHOW."

THAT'S HIS LARGEST AUDIENCE IN MORE THAN 15 YEARS.

IT WAS A STAR-STUDDED FAREWELL.

EVERYONE FROM KIM KARDASHIAN. TO OPRAH WINFREY DROPPD BY.

MUSIC FROM GARTH BROOKS.

JIMMY FALLON TAKES OVER AS HOST OF "THE TONIGHT SHOW" A WEEK FROM TODAY. FEBRUARY 17TH. Return to index of stories...


ELECTRIC CARS FORT MYERS-TRX VOTOPS


NEW NUMBERS AT NOON - TURNS OUT MORE DRIVERS ARE DISHING OUT EXTRA MONEY, IN ORDER TO GO ALL ELECTRIC.

NBC-2 IS INVESTIGATING THE PAY-OFF FROM CHARGING STATIONS, LIKE THESE.

LEE COUNTY PAID 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO INSTALL THREE OF THEM IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

THE MACHINES ONLY MADE ABOUT 450-DOLLARS LAST YEAR.

LEADERS TELL US THE MACHINES WERE NEVER INTENDED TO MAKE MONEY -- INSTEAD, INTENDED FOR SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT CRASH-SS TOPS VO


FRIENDS AND FAMILY REMEMBER A SOUTH FLORIDA STUDENT,

AND FORMER CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING STAR,

KILLED IN A CAR CRASH SUNDAY.

JIM ILIAS AND THREE OTHERS WITH HIM DIED WHEN THE DRIVER OF ANOTHER CAR HIT THEM HEAD ON, GOING THE WRONG WAY ON I-275.

THAT DRIVER ALSO DIED.

A VIGIL IS SCHEDULED ON THE CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA LATER THIS WEEK.

THE MEDICAL EXAMINER IS STILL TRYING TO IDENTIFY THE REMAINS OF THE DRIVER, WHO CAUSED THE CRASH. 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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