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DIRECTORS PAGE CAPE MAYORAL RECOUNT-VO
HLA fort myers meth investigation-TRX-VO RED SOX EQUIPMENT TRUCK-VO WIPE
HLB stolen guns and facebook ammo-TRX-VO TWINS EQUIPMENT TRUCK-VOTOPS OC
HLC bob costas eye infection-TRX-VO TEASE ONE-2SHOT
5PM OPEN-CLIP TZ1 A) BOB COSTAS' EYE PROBLEM-VO-WIPE
TOSS TO MATT-EAniBx ZM MAP FLY TZ1 B) GQ CATS VS DOGS ALLERGIES-SOT
FORT MYERS METH INVESTIGATION-REM 2 TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
FORT MYERS METH INVESTIGATION-PKG MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
FORT MYERS METH INVESTIGATION-REM 2 ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
BREAKING CLIP-CLIP FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
GULF COVE BRUSH FIRE-SSTOPS TOSS TO CHAD-OC SS
TOSS TO ALEX-OC SS EAniBx GQ CATS VS DOGS ALLERGIES-PLASMA
JIM ILIAS FUNERAL-LIVEU1 GQ CATS VS DOGS ALLERGIES-PKG
JIM ILIAS FUNERAL-VO GQ CATS VS DOGS ALLERGIES-PLASMA BNR
JIM ILIAS FUNERAL-LIVEU1 TEASE TWO-CLIP
275 CRASH UPDATE-VO TZ2 A) BOB COSTAS' EYE PROBLEM-SOTVO WIPE
STOLEN GUNS AND FACEBOOK AMMO-trx ONCAM TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS
STOLEN GUNS AND FACEBOOK AMMO-PKG BNR OLYMPIC OPEN-CLIP
DRUGS SHIPPED TO HOUSE-2 SS BOB COSTAS' EYE PROBLEM-SOTTOPS TC MON
TOSS TO RICK-VO IN PLASMA BOB COSTAS' EYE PROBLEM-PKG
SEAWALL PROBLEMS-REM 7 TONIGHT ON NBC2-2 SHOT 2 CG
SEAWALL PROBLEMS-VO WIPE MEDAL COUNT-2 CGTOPS
SEAWALL PROBLEMS-SOTVO NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
SEAWALL PROBLEMS-REM 7 A) FL DEAD CHILD-VO-WIPE
CHRISTINE RIEMER PLEA DEAL-SS B) LIGHTNING DETECTORS-SOT


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HLA fort myers meth investigation-TRX-VO


METH BUST ON MCGREGOR --

TWO SQUATTERS ARRESTED FOR COOKING THE DANGEROUS DRUG IN A HOME LESS THAN A MILE FROM THE COUNTRY CLUB. Return to index of stories...


HLB stolen guns and facebook ammo-TRX-VO


A CHARLOTTE COUNTY TEEN IS ACCUSED OF STEALING GUNS AND ASKING FOR AMMO ON FACEBOOK. Return to index of stories...


HLC bob costas eye infection-TRX-VO


AND HAVE YOU SEEN THE NASTY EYE INFECTION BOB COSTAS IS BATTLING DURING THE OLYMPICS?

IT'S FORCING HIM TO DO SOMETHING TONIGHT HE HASN'T DONE IN 9 OLYMPIC GAMES. Return to index of stories...


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TOSS TO MATT-EAniBx ZM MAP FLY


MCGREGOR BOULEVARD IS KNOWN FOR ITS MAJESTIC PALMS, BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND WATER ACCESS.

NOT THE HIGHLY ADDICTIVE DRUG METHAMPHETAMINE.

UNTIL TODAY.

A HOUSE NEAR BRAYMAN AVENUE, WAS SUPPOSED TO BE VACANT.

BUT INSIDE, POLICE FOUND SQUATTERS AND DRUGS.

NBC2'S MATT WRIGHT IS LIVE FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD, NOT FAR FROM THE HISTORIC EDISON FORD ESTATES, WIITH THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS METH INVESTIGATION-REM 2


THIS IS A NICE PART OF TOWN - A PLACE WHERE NEIGHBORS KEEP AN EYE OUT AND KNOW WHEN SOMETHING'S UP.

TONIGHT POLICE CREDIT AN ALERT NEIGHBOR FOR LEADING THEM TO THIS HOUSE -- AND THE PEOPLE THEY SAY WERE DOING METH INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS METH INVESTIGATION-PKG


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SANDY SIMPSON/NEIGBOR

16: 28 its been empty for a couple months now 31

SIGNS OF WHAT POLICE FOUND INSIDE THIS VACANT HOUSE STILL LITTER THE FRONT YARD.

EARLY THIS MORNING -- INVESTIGATORS ARRESTED STEVEN KNITE AND VICTORIA BOYD FOR BREAKING IN. AND LIVING HERE.

THEY SAY KNITE WAS HOLDING A SYRINGE -- AND HAD BEEN MAKING METH

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SANDY SIMPSON/NEIGHBOR

15:44 it just kind of scares me. i thought we were in a safe neighborhood here off mcgregor 48

POLICE RECORDS SHOW KNITE LIVED IN THE HOME WHEN HIS MOTHER USED TO RENT IT.

BUT NEIGHBORS SAY HE LEFT TOWN FOR SEVERAL YEARS. BEFORE RETURNING OVER THE WEEKEND.

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LISA DURITSCH/NEIGHBOR

29:44 he decided to come back to florida and the only place he knew that was vacant that he could break into was that structure 49

A SUSPICIOUS NEIGHBOR CALLED THE CITY.

AND CODE ENFORCEMENT PUT UP THIS NOTICE CONDEMNING THE HOUSE YESTERDAY.

POLICE CHECKED ON IT OVERNIGHT AND SAW AN OPEN WINDOW. WITH SMOKE COMING OUT.

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LT JAY RODRIGUEZ/FMPD

15:54 we weren't looking at someone producing meth but you never know. 57

AN ARREST REPORT STATES OFFICERS WENT IN. AND FOUND THE SUSPECTS. AS WELL AS SYRINGES. AND BURNT SPOONS.

POLICE SAY THIS WAS A SIMPLE, HOME-MADE METH OPERATION -- LIKELY FOR PERSONAL USE.

AND NEIGHBORS WEREN'T IN DANGER.

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LT JAY RODRIGUEZ/FMPD

22:27 hopefully we send the message out that dont do that not only in this neighborhood but no neighborhood in the city of fort myers and if you do 34 we just need those neighbors to call us so we can do our job 38

TONIGHT THE SUSPECTS ARE LOCKED UP -- AND NEIGHBORS ARE GRATEFUL.

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PAT CODY/NEIGHBOR

23:42 we dont need to have that influence here 46 BUTT TO

23:59 im glad they got him, glad they got it cleaned out 24:03 Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS METH INVESTIGATION-REM 2


LET ME SHOW YOU ONE MORE THING --

HERE'S THE HOUSE--

AND SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE CHURCH IS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET.

THAT PROXIMITY MEANS KNITE FACES A STIFFER PENALTY.

HEAR FROM THE PASTOR OF THE CHURCH -- ON THE NEWS AT SIX.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING CLIP-CLIP


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GULF COVE BRUSH FIRE-SSTOPS


FIREFIGHTERS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY JUST CONTAINED A FIVE ACRE BRUSH FIRE.

IT SPARKED IN THE GULF COVE AREA, OFF GILLOT BOULEVARD, THIS AFTERNOON.

IT THREATENED SEVERAL HOMES.

BUT DIDN'T DAMAGE ANY.

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


TOSS TO ALEX-OC SS EAniBx


MORE THAN A THOUSAND PEOPLE ATTENDED THE FUNERAL AND BURIAL OF A CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE THIS AFTERNOON.

JIM ILIAS AND THREE OF HIS FRATERNITY BROTHERS WERE KILLED OVER THE WEEKEND IN TAMPA WHEN A WRONG-WAY DRIVER HIT THEIR CAR HEAD-ON.

NBC2'S ALEX DE ARMAS IS AT LEE MEMORIAL PARK ON STATE ROAD 82 IN LEHIGH ACRES-- Return to index of stories...


JIM ILIAS FUNERAL-LIVEU1


VERY EMOTIONAL.

FAMILY, FRIENDS, TEAMMATES AND COACHES ARE STILL GATHERED HERE BEHIND ME. SAYING THEIR FINAL GOODBYES TO THEIR LOVED ONE. Return to index of stories...


JIM ILIAS FUNERAL-VO


IT'S A MUSLIM SERVICE-- IT STARTED WITH ABOUT 20 MINUTES OF PRAYERS IN THE FUNERAL HOME.

INSIDE-- VERY SOMBER.

I HEARD PEOPLE SOBBING.

THE ROOM WAS PACKED.

THE MEN AND SOME WOMEN THEN WALKED OVER TO THE GRAVE TO BURY THE BODY. Return to index of stories...


JIM ILIAS FUNERAL-LIVEU1


THAT'S WHERE EVERYONE IS STILL AT RIGHT NOW-- AS YOU CAN SEE BEHIND ME IN THE DISTANCE.

AGAIN THERE ARE MORE THAN A THOUSAND PEOPLE HERE-- SAYING GOODBYE TO THE 20 YEAR OLD.

LIVE IN LEHIGH. ADA. Return to index of stories...


275 CRASH UPDATE-VO


TODAY STATE TROOPERS IDENTIFIED THE WRONG WAY DRIVER WHO CAUSED THE DEADLY CRASH.

28 YEAR OLD DANIEL MORRIS, DIED AS WELL. HE HAD RECENTLY MOVED TO TAMPA FROM MICHIGAN.

TROOPERS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF MORRIS WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN GUNS AND FACEBOOK AMMO-trx ONCAM


A 17 YEAR OLD ACCUSED OF STEALING GUNS FROM A PAWN SHOP GOT CAUGHT BECAUSE OF SOCIAL MEDIA.

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS HE ASKED FOR AMMUNITION ON FACEBOOK.

NBC2'S LUCAS SEILER WAS THE ONLY REPORTER ON SCENE TODAY AS FORENSICS TEAMS SEARCHED THE TEEN'S HOME. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN GUNS AND FACEBOOK AMMO-PKG BNR


NAT cars, ammo sign

ONE WEEK AGO - RIGHT ALONG THIS BUSY ENGLEWOOD ROAD - THREE BURGLARS WEARING MASKS BROKE INTO THIS PAWN SHOP.

THEY RAN OUT WITH TWO 12 GAUGE SHOT GUNS, A SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE, A.22 CALIBER RIFLE AND TWO MAGAZINES.

TODAY, NBC2 CONFIRMED AT LEAST ONE OF THE INTRUDERS ARRESTED IS A TEEN - 17-YEAR-OLD JAYSON RICE.

Susan Ruscitti, Suspect's neighbor "From what I know I Jayson when I see him is… he's very disturbed."

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE THREE MADE IT OUT OF THE STORE IN A FEW MINUTES.

JUST TWO DAYS LATER, THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RECEIVED A TIP RICE WAS ASKING FOR AMMUNITION ON FACEBOOK - INVESTIGATORS FOUND PICTURES OF THE STOLEN GUNS ON HIS PHONE.

"when it's actually here at your home behind your house it's totally a different story."

WE WERE THE ONLY ONES THERE TODAY WHILE DIVERS SEARCHED THE CANAL BEHIND RICE'S HOME.

NEIGHBORS SAY THEY'VE BEEN HERE ALL DAY.

Susan Ruscitti, Suspect's neighbor "I'm completely shocked knowing there are guns over there and the safety of the children there that I know are in the home… things like this just don't happen in this neighborhood."

NO ONE ANSWERED THE DOOR AT RICE'S HOME.

IT'S QUIET NOW - BUT LAST NIGHT - WE'RE TOLD THAT WASN'T THE CASE.

"We heard screaming, we heard hollering."

Susan Ruscitti, Suspect's neighbor "There was screaming, cursing coming from outside on their lanai area by their canal."

A SHERIFF'S OFFICE SPOKESPERSON CONFIRMS THE TWO OTHER PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THIS CASE HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

THEY'RE WAITING ON ARREST WARRANTS.

NOW, DETECTIVES ARE WORKING TO FIND THE STOLEN ITEMS - AND AT THE SAME TIME - TRYING TO REVEAL WHAT THE THIEVES PLANNED ON DOING WITH THEM.

IN ROTONDA WEST, LS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


DRUGS SHIPPED TO HOUSE-2 SS


ALSO IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY TODAY, DEPUTIES SAY THEY BUSTED A GUY FOR SENDING HIMSELF MARIJUANA IN THE MAIL.

THEY GAVE US THIS PICTURE OF A PACKAGE OF POT --

INTERCEPTED AFTER POLICE IN CALIFORNIA TIPPED THEM OFF IT WAS ON THE WAY.

IT WAS DELIVERED TO A HOUSE ON KIDRON AVENUE IN ENGLEWOOD.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED JAVIER RODRIGUEZ AFTER THEY SAY HE WENT TO THE HOUSE TO PICK IT UP.

THE PACKAGE CONTAINED NEARLY TEN POUNDS OF MARIJUANA. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO RICK-VO IN PLASMA


THERE IS CONTROVERSY IN COLLIER COUNTY TONIGHT OVER PLANS TO RECONSTRUCT A SEAWALL AT THE *LA PENINSULA* COMMUNITY - ON ISLES OF CAPRI.

SOME PROPPERTY OWNERS WANT TO BE TAXED TOPAY FOR THE FOUR-MILLION-DOLLAR-BILL.

NBC2'S RICK RITTER JUST STEPPED OUT OF COMMISSION CHAMBERS WITH THE LATEST, RICK? Return to index of stories...


SEAWALL PROBLEMS-REM 7


-ROUGHLY 50 RESIDENTS FROM LA PENINSULA SHOWED UP

-MOST OF THEM WANT REPAIRS ON THEIR SEAWALL - ENGINEERS SAY IT'S OLD, DETERIORATING AND HASN'T BEEN FIXED UP IN 40 PLUS YEARS

-BUT EVEN THOUGH THEY'D BE THE ONES FOOTING THE BILL - COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AREN'T GRANTING APPROVAL JUST YET Return to index of stories...


SEAWALL PROBLEMS-VO WIPE


COMMISSIONERS ARE QUESTIONING WHETHER THE LA PENINSULA SEAWALL SERVES A PUBLIC, PRIMARY PURPOSE IN COLLIER COUNTY - SOMETHING THAT WOULD ALLOW THEM TO GRANT THE COMMUNITY'S H-O-A APPROVAL TO PAY FOR THE SEAWALL PROJECT.

RESIDENTS HAVE THE ABILITY TO TAX THEMSELVES - THEY'RE PART OF WHAT'S CALLED AN M-S-B- U - MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNION.

THEY CAN PAY ONE SET AMOUNT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR IF COMMISSIONERS GIVE THEM APPROVAL.

IF SO, THE CLERK OF COURT WOULD APPLY FOR A LOAN THAT THE COUNTY WOULD BORROW- RESIDENTS WOULD THEN PAY AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF MONEY ONCE A YEAR TO PAY BACK THE LOAN.

HOW MUCH REPAIRS WOULD COST AND WHAT THE SEWALL EXACTLY NEEDS HASN'T BEEN IRONED OUT BY ENGINEERS JUST YET- SOMETHING SOME RESIDENTS HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT.

BUT CHAIRMAN TOM HENNING SAYS EITHER WAY - IT'S AGAINST FLORIDA CONSTITUTION FOR COMMISSIONERS TO APPROVE THE PROJECT SINCE IT'S AID FOR A *PRIVATE* COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


SEAWALL PROBLEMS-SOTVO


Chairman Tom Henning/Collier County Board of Commissioners "The county attorney for board of commissioners has stated on the record that this has never been done in state of Florida"

Commissioner Donna Fiala/Collier County

"They've stated it is against the law and it's taxpayers will suffer and none of that is the truth." Return to index of stories...


SEAWALL PROBLEMS-REM 7


-COMMISSIONER HENNING MADE A MOTION FOR THE COUNTY ATTORNEY TO WRITE A QUESTION TO FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL - ON WHETHER OR NOT IT'S LAWFUL FOR COMMISSIONERS TO GRANT THE COMMUNITY APPROVAL.

-CURRENTLY DISCUSSING THAT NOW

-IF APPROVED - ONCE THEY GET A RESPONSE FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE - THE ITEM WOULD BE PLACED BACK ON A FUTURE AGENDA

-COUNT ON US TO BRING YOU THE LATEST

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


CHRISTINE RIEMER PLEA DEAL-SS


THE LEE COUNTY MOTHER ACCUSED OF ABDUCTING HER DAUGHTER, PROMPTING AN AMBER ALERT, WAS SENTENCED TO 114 DAYS IN JAIL.

CHRISTINE RIEMER WILL ALSO SERVE 48 MONTHS OF PROBATION.

BACK IN OCTOBER, INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE TOOK HER DAUGHTER CRYSTAL DURING A COURT ORDERED VISITATION.

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CAPE MAYORAL RECOUNT-VO


THE FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR WILL TAKE HIS RECOUNT FIGHT TO COURT TOMORROW.

JOHN SULLIVAN SUED MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI, THE CANVASSING BOARD, AND THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS AFTER LOSING HIS SEAT BY JUST 121 VOTES LAST NOVEMBER.

SULLIVAN CLAIMS THE ELECTION WAS RIGGED AND WANTS A RECOUNT.

THE CASE'S TRIAL IS SET FOR TOMORROW AT THE LEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE.

A JUDGE COULD DECIDE TO GRANT SULLIVAN THAT RECOUNT. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX EQUIPMENT TRUCK-VO WIPE


SPRING TRAINING IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER.

THE EQUIPMENT TRUCKS FOR THE RED SOX AND TWINS ARE SUPPOSED TO ARRIVE IN LEE COUNTY TOMORROW.

THE TRUCK CARRYING THE BALLS, BATS AND SUNFLOWER SEEDS FOR THE WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS LEFT BOSTON SUNDAY.

THERE WAS A BIG CELEBRATION FOR THE SEND-OFF.

A NUMBER OF PLAYERS ARE ALREADY AT JETBLUE PARK, STARTING TO WORK OUT.

PITCHERS AND CATCHERS HAVE TO REPORT SATURDAY. Return to index of stories...


TWINS EQUIPMENT TRUCK-VOTOPS OC


THE TWINS EQUIPMENT TRUCK SHOULD MAKE IT TO THE RENNOVATED HAMMOND STADIUM TOMORROW MORNING.

THEIR PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT SUNDAY.

THE RAYS TRUCK IS ALREADY IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


TODAY WE ASKED AN EYE DOCTOR ABOUT WHAT IS LIKELY GOING ON WITH BOB COSTAS' EYES.

VIEWERS ARE NOTICING IT.

AND IT GOT SO BAD, HE CAN'T HOST TONIGHT'S PRIME-TIME OLYMPIC BROADCAST.

PLUS:

:00:57:17 They are cute and cuddly but why does it seem like more people are allergic to cats than dogs? I'm Chad Oliver answering that Good Question from Stacey in Naples. 29 Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) BOB COSTAS' EYE PROBLEM-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) GQ CATS VS DOGS ALLERGIES-SOT


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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ROBERT WX OPEN-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.

TRACKING A COLD FRONT

The weather picture in southwest Florida will start to change tomorrow. We can expect some rain to move through and cooler temperatures by the end of the week.

Tonight's forecast still looks good. Skies will be mostly clear again this evening with low temperatures dropping to upper 50's inland and around 60 along the coast. The humidity has come up a bit today and some morning fog will be possible to start the day on Wednesday.

A cold front is developing west of Florida and will move toward the state tomorrow. By late day we will see clouds increase and temperatures topping out in the low 80's during the afternoon. The cold front should cross the area by Thursday morning and bring showers or thunderstorms. It's possible that some thunderstorms could punch through here with gusty winds and frequent lightning by Thursday morning.

Cooler weather is on the way for the end of the week as we track highs in the 70's for a few days. A few chilly mornings are expected - especially on Friday morning as lows dip into the 30's and 40's.

The weekend weather is looking fine with plenty of sunshine and seasonally pleasant temperatures. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHAD-OC SS


TONIGHT WE'RE GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF A GOOD QUESTION THAT MAY HELP DETERMINE WHO'S A CAT PERSON; AND WHO'S A DOG PERSON.

STACY IN NAPLES ASKS:

"WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE ALLERGIC TO CATS THAN DOGS?

NBC-2'S CHAD OLIVER FOUND THE ANSWER. Return to index of stories...


GQ CATS VS DOGS ALLERGIES-PLASMA


STACY'S CORRECT.

TWICE AS MANY PEOPLE ARE ALLERGIC TO CATS THAN DOGS.

CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, IT'S NOT CAT *FUR* THAT CAUSES ITCHY WATERY EYES. Return to index of stories...


GQ CATS VS DOGS ALLERGIES-PKG


Here let's take him in there.

ANDREA ROTHWELL IS A SUPERVISOR AT LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES.

We need to hold them for the veterinaries to assess them. and

sometimes we just hold them to assess behavior.

SHE HANDLES ABOUT TWENTY CATS A DAY.

My eyes are a little bit itchy because I had them up around my face.

LOOK CLOSELY AT HER EYES AND YOU'LL SEE JUST HOW MUCH SHE LOVES HER JOB.

I know, I know. But I love them. Just because I'm allergic doesn't

mean I don't love 'em."

LIKE MANY PEOPLE, ANDREA'S ALLERGIC TO CATS - BUT NOT DOGS. I WENT A FORT MYERS ALLERGIST TO FIND OUT WHY.

CO: "So you agree with the premise that more people are allergic to cats?"

Dr. "Yes I believe. Probably like two to one.

DR. CHARLES KLUCKA SAYS IT'S BECAUSE OF A *PROTEIN* RELEASED THROUGH GLANDS IN THE SKIN AND SALIVA OF CATS.

and it's actually released into the air. But it also attaches to the

hair. So when they shed, more of it is distributed of course.

THE PROTEIN MOLECULE FROM CATS IS SMALLER AND STAYS AIRBORNE LONGER THAN THE PROTEIN RELEASED BY DOGS.

It's very specific that's why people can be allergic to dogs very

specifically and not cats and vice versa.

INSIDE DR. KLUCKA'S PRACTICE WE SEE HOW HE PREPARES ALLERGY INJECTIONS. TO PINPOINT A CAUSE, HE TESTS A PATIENT'S SENSITIVELY TO ALLERGENS - INCLUDING CATS AND DOGS. HE SAYS IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE WHETHER THE HAIR IS LONG OR SHORT. HOWEVER, GENDER DOES MATTER. FEMALE CATS WON'T CAUSE AS MUCH OF A REACTION.

Well we do know that females produce less protein than males, so it's

better to have a female cat if you're allergic. If you neuter or

spay them they produce even less.

"I think that would make sense and definitely an unsterilized cat or a

mother with nursing kittens is licking and cleaning them constantly."

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THE NEXT TIME CATS MAKE YOU CRY. Return to index of stories...


GQ CATS VS DOGS ALLERGIES-PLASMA BNR


SCIENTISTS SAY ALLERGIES ARE A RESULT OF BOTH OUR GENES AND ENVIRONMENT.

IF A CHILD IS EXPOSED TO DOGS AND CATS BEFORE TURNING ONE YEAR OLD, THERE'S A BETTER CHANCE HE OR SHE WON'T GROW UP WITH A PET ALLERGY.

YOU CAN SEND US YOUR GOOD QUESTION.

WE READ EVERYONE THAT COMES IN.

JUST GO TO NBC- DASH-2 DOT COM.

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TEASE TWO-CLIP


coming up tonight in primetime from sochi.

OLYMPIC VIEWERS CAN'T HELP BUT NOTICE BOB COSTAS' EYE PROBLEMS.

IT'S GETTING SO BAD, HE HAD TO TAKE A SICK DAY TONIGHT.

WE ASKED AN EYE DOCTOR WHAT HE THINKS IS WRONG.

AND ALL NEW AT SIX.

A COLLIER COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD WANTS ANSWERS AFTER PETS MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEAR FROM YARDS.

WHY ONE WOMAN IS AFRAID SOMEONE'S STEALING THE ANIMALS. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) BOB COSTAS' EYE PROBLEM-SOTVO WIPE


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TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS


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OLYMPIC OPEN-CLIP


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BOB COSTAS' EYE PROBLEM-SOTTOPS TC MON


another trending item going on right now has to do with our friend Bob Costas and what a good sport he is, so many warm wishes are going out to him on social media,because of the eye infection that he has been battling during these games"

VIEWERS ARE TALKING AND TWEETING ABOUT BOB COSTAS' EYE INFECTIONS.

THEY'RE SO BAD, HE HAS TO TAKE TONIGHT OFF.

NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS ASKED AN EYE DOCTOR WHAT *HE THINKS IS WRONG. Return to index of stories...


BOB COSTAS' EYE PROBLEM-PKG


SINCE 1988 HIS NAME AND VOICE HAVE BEEN SYNONYMOUS WITH NBC'S OLYMPIC COVERAGE.

50:20 "I'm so familiar with his voice, first of all, doing the Olympics every year so I feel for him."

BUT AN EYE INFECTION HAS ENDED THE STREAK FOR LEGENDARY SPORTS BROADCASTER BOB COSTAS.

50:26 "I feel for him"

"While there are plenty of well-wisher out on the street out in cyber space, the focus of Costa's ailiing eyes is mostly satirical." George Solis

"I'm really not that much of a vodka guy, I'm looking at it this way my eye can't get any redder no matter what I do."

EVEN COSTAS HIMSELF JOKED ALONGSIDE THE INTERNET WITH FELLOW BROADCASTER MARY CARILLO ABOUT THE WORSENING CONDITION.

"Here we go, down the hatch" BUT BY MORNING ON THE TODAY SHOW, COSTAS WAS PASSING THE ANNOUNCING TORCH TO MATT LAUER.

"So, I'm going to step in for you tonight, the master of Olympic primetime? I believe that's it and lets hope its only for tonight."

NEITHER COSTAS NOR HIS REPS HAVE OFFICIALLY EXPLAINED THE INFECTION.

TODAY NBC2 STOPPED BY FRANTZ EYECARE IN FORT MYERS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT IT LIKELY IS.

"The most common is viral conjunctivitis which people know as pink eye"

OPTOMETRIST CARLOS SANCHEZ EXPLAINS THERE ARE VARYING DEGREES OF PINK EYE IT'S CAUSE ALSO VARIES. FROM A COMMON COLD TO CLEANLINESS.

"It can take up to two weeks or more to clear depending on the strain of the virus."

AND IF THAT'S THE CASE, SOME VIEWERS ONLY HAVE ONE REQUEST FOR COSTAS'S REPLACEMENT.

"I wish he would shave his beard, may be he will tonight, haha"

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TONIGHT ON NBC2-2 SHOT 2 CG


NBC2'S COVERAGE OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS CONTINUES TONIGHT AT EIGHT O CLOCK.

MATT LAUER IS HOSTING FOR BOB COSTAS.

WE'LL HAVE SNOWBOARDING, SHAUN WHITE GOES FOR HIS THIRD CONSECUTIVE GOLD MEDAL IN THE MEN'S HALFPIPE.

FREESTYLE SKIING, WOMEN'S SLOPESTYLE.

FIGURE SKATING, THE PAIRS SHORT EVENT.

AND SKI JUMPING, THE WOMEN'S NORMAL HILL. Return to index of stories...


MEDAL COUNT-2 CGTOPS


NOW'S THE TIME TO LOOK AWAY IF THE CURRENT MEDAL COUNT WILL SPOIL THE RESULTS FOR YOU

WE'LL PLAY THE MUSIC WITH THE RESULTS.

WHEN THE MUSIC STOPS, IT'S SAFE TO LOOK BACK. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


NEXT ON NBC 2 NEWS AT 5:30 --

THE BODY OF A FLORIDA TODDLER HAS BEEN FOUND BURIED IN A SHALLOW GRAVE.

TONIGHT -- THE GIRL'S MOTHER IS BEHIND BARS.

POLICE SAY SHE NEVER REPORTED HER DAUGHTER MISSING.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW INVESTIGATORS LEARNED OF HER DISAPPEARANCE AND WHAT LED THEM TO BODY.

PLUS --

"Why isn't it done? After promising 3 lightning detection systems will be built at city of fort Myers parks- one woman finds that to be anything but true. I'm NBC 2s Joe Roetz getting answers next." Return to index of stories...


A) FL DEAD CHILD-VO-WIPE


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B) LIGHTNING DETECTORS-SOT


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