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HL1) WX-TRX-OMNI 5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CG ANIBOXES
HL2) FM SHOOTING-TRX REMLIVE 5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
HL3) CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-TRX NEWSROOM TRAFFIC-NAVI
HL4) ESTERO TEACHER FIRED-TC MON VO FMB ALGAE-PLASMA
kentucky fire-SAT 21 FMB ALGAE-REMLIVE
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP FMB ALGAE-VO
5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CG ANIBOXES FMB ALGAE-REMLIVE
5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL CHARGES FILED AGAINST JAMES BROWN-2 SS VO
FM SHOOTING UPDATE-CG ANIBOXES ENGLEWOOD ATTEMPTED MURDER-OC, SS
FM SHOOTING UPDATE-REMLIVE JET BLUE AND BUSINESS-TRX VO
FM SHOOTING UPDATE-VO JET BLUE AND BUSINESS-SOTVO
FM SHOOTING UPDATE-REMLIVE CAPE DOG RESCUE-SS
ESTERP TEACHER FIRED-TRX 2 SHOT VO HOME DEPOT HIRING-ONCAM
MORETZ TRIAL-VO-WIPE AMAZON HIRING-TRXVOTOPS
MORETZ TRIAL-SOTVO TRIAL DIVAS-TC MON SOTVO
LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-TRX-VOTOPS TRIAL DIVAS-TC MON SOTVO OC
CHAR CO DREDGING-TRX-OC DEADLY DRINKING GAME-NATVO
CHAR CO DREDGING-PKG CHICK FILA NO ANTI BIOTICS-VO
SOUTHERN SNOW-TC MON VO QR TRAPPPED ON ROLLER COASTER-2 shot vo
SOUTHERN SNOW-SOTVO OC KENTUCKY FIRE
COMCAST TO BUY TIME WARNER-TRX-VO SOCHI BUMP-ROUTER
QUARTER HOUR PUSH: TEASE STORY-2 SHOT VO BREAK SEVEN 5:39:23 AM
CAPE MAYOR TEASE-NEWSROOM WAVV 101.1 TEASE-SSTOPS
FORECAST TEASE-OMNI 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
BREAK FOUR 5:09:43 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
CAPE MAYORAL RECOUNT-PLASMA INTRO SOCHI CLIP-CLIP
CAPE MAYORAL RECOUNT-NEWSROOM SOCHI WRAP-PLASMA VO
CAPE MAYORAL RECOUNT-VO SOCHI WRAP-SOTVO
CAPE MAYORAL RECOUNT-NEWSROOM LESS HOMEWORK, MORE GAMES-PLASMA VO
PUBLIX CREDIT CARD THEFT-(2)SS SOCHI MEDAL COUNT-CG TOPS
METH BUST FIRST APPEARANCE-TC MON VO PAULA DEEN MAKING A COMEBACK-OC VO
METH HOUSE TRAINING-VOTOPS OC JETER RETIRING-OC VO
METH CLEANUP-TC MON VO DISTRESSED MJ FANS AWARED MONEY-trx nats vo
METH CLEANUP-TC MON SOTVO TEASE STORY 1-2SHOT VO
TOYOTA MASSIVE RECALL-TRXVOTOPS FORECAST TEASE-OMNI
SID CESAR DIES-NATS VO BREAK EIGHT 5:49:40 AM
SELFIE CROOK-OC VO BUSCH GARDEN ROLLERCOASTER-2 SHOT INTRO
4SHOT CROSSTALK & TEASE -2 SHOT VO BUSCH GARDEN ROLLERCOASTER-TC MON
WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT BUSCH GARDEN ROLLERCOASTER-VO
BREAK FIVE 5:19:15 BUSCH GARDEN ROLLERCOASTER-TC MON
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
TRAFFIC-NAVI TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
MAGIC JOHNSON IN TOWN-VO-WIPE WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-CLIPTOPS
MAGIC JOHNSON IN TOWN-SOTVO WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-NEWSROOM
TED KENNEDYS WIDOW-OC VO 1) SAM TEASE-NEWSROOM
STRESS FREE MEALS-OC VO 2) DANIELLE TEASE-REMLIVE
TZ1) FM ALGAE-2 SHOT VO COMING UP AT 6 TAG-NEWSROOM
TZ2) TRIAL DIVAS-VOTOPS 10 YEAR OLD DRIVES CAR INTO DMV-VOTOPS
BREAK SIX 5:27:01 AM BUYING BLING-VOTOPS
HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX-OMNI BUYING BLING-SOTVO
HL1) FMB ALGAE-TRX-REMLIVE END OF SHOW-OMNI TOPS
HL3) JET BLUE BUSINESS-TRX-VO END OF SHOW CLIP-CLIP


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HL1) WX-TRX-OMNI


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HL2) FM SHOOTING-TRX REMLIVE


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HL3) CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-TRX NEWSROOM


THE BACK AND FORTH IS OVER THIS MORNING, AND NOW A JUDGE WILL DECIDE IF MARNI SWAWIKI WILL REMAIN CAPE CORAL'S MAYOR.

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT WHEN DOWN IN COURT WEDNESDAY, AND HOW MUCH FORMER MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN'S FIGHT IS COSTING YOU, THE TAXPAYER. Return to index of stories...


HL4) ESTERO TEACHER FIRED-TC MON VO


GOOD MORNING IM KRISTA FOGELSONG.

RIGHT NOW A TEACHER IN LEE COUNTY IS OUT OF A JOB FOR HAVING A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH A STUDENT.

AND WE HAVE NEW CLUES THIS MORNING ON THIS BIZARRE CASE.

PLUS HEAR WHAT THE STUDENT'S PARENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE DEVELOPING SITUATION.

NBC-2 AT FIVE STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


kentucky fire-SAT 21


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW

A GAS LINE EXPLODED THIS MORNING IN ADAIR COUNTY, KENTUCKY.

THIS IS IN CENTRAL KENTUCKU

SETTING NEARBY HOMES ON FIRE AND SENDING AT LEAST ONE PERSON TO THE HOSPITAL.

THE EXPLOSION DESTROYED THREE HOMES, ALONG WITH BARNS AND CARS,

THE LINE IS OWNED BY COLUMBIA GULF TRANSMISSION.

AT LEAST ONE PERSON WAS TRANSPORTED TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL WITH BURNS, BUT THERE'S NO WORD ON THE VICTIM'S CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


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5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CG ANIBOXES


GOOD MORNING IM CLAY MILLER.

Nbc2 tracking a line of rain moving through southwest florida.

LETS HEAD OVER TO CHIEF METEOROLOGIST HALEY WEBB.

SHE'S IN OUR FIRST ALERT STORM TRACKING CENTER AND HAS BEEN TRACKING THE REAIN ALL MORNING.

HALEY? Return to index of stories...


5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

AM SHOWERS THEN CLOUDY, WINDY AND COOL

A cold front is pushing its way through Southwest Florida this morning. There are still just a few showers left to finish clearing the area. After these early morning showers, we'll be left with mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Cloud cover will be slowly decreasing through the day. Winds will be coming in from the northwest at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Along with the clouds and the wind, the temperatures will struggle to warm to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees this afternoon, feeling cooler with the wind.

For tonight, it is going to be much cooler than what we've been used to lately in Southwest Florida. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s with lower 40s in the inland colder spots. Sunshine returns to the forecast on Friday with highs in the lower 70s.

Through the weekend, we'll continue with plenty of sunshine and highs will warm into the mid and upper 70s.

Warmer weather is on the way for the start of next week as the sunshine continues and temperatures climb back into the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING UPDATE-CG ANIBOXES


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW --

NBC2 HAS BEEN WORKING ALL NIGHT TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT A DRIVE BY SHOOTING IN FORT MYERS --

IT ALL HAPPENED WEDNESDAY ON U-S 41 -- WHEN SHOTS RANG OUT --

NBC2'S SAM SWEENEY JOINS US --

WITH THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING UPDATE-REMLIVE


KRISTA CLAY--- THIS AREA IS PACKED WITH BUSINESSES, APARTMENTS AND AT 3 IN THE AFTERNOON THERE ARE ALSO LOTS OF PEDESTRIANS IN THIS AREA.

THIS MORNING TWO PEOPLE IN FORT MYERS ARE IN CUSTODY ON WEAPON RELATED CHARGES. NOT EXACTLY CLEAR IF THEY ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THIS CASE. Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING UPDATE-VO


WITNESSES SAY A SEDAN CUT OFF A PICK UP TRUCK--- SECONDS LATER THE TRUCK FIRED MULTIPLE SHOTS AT THE CAR.

LUCKLY NO ONE WAS HURT.

THREE PEOPLE WERE TAKEN IN TO CUSTODY FOR QUESTIONING SHORTLY AFTER-- Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING UPDATE-REMLIVE


WE ARE EXPECTING AN UPDATE FROM FMPD LATER THIS MORNING.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


ESTERP TEACHER FIRED-TRX 2 SHOT VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW.

WE ARE WORKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER WHO DEPUTIES SAY HAD A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH A STUDENT

AND WE GOT A CHANCE TO talk WITH HER PARENTS.

THIS MORNING THEY TELL US -- THEY'RE JUST AS SHOCKED AS EVERYONE ELSE.

THEY FOUND OUT ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP FRIDAY.

THEY'RE NOT SURE HOW LONG IT'S BEEN GOING ON.

BUT ACCORDING TO THE INCIDENT REPORT --

A LEE COUNTY DETECTIVE WENT TO THE SCHOOL FRIDAY.

THE TEACHER WAS LET GO MONDAY.

THE DISTRICT SAYS THE TEACHER HADN'T WORKED THERE MORE THAN 90 DAYS YET -- THE STANDARD PROBABTIONARY PERIOD.

THAT'S WHY THEY DON'T HAVE TO SAY WHY THE TEACHER WAS LET GO.

WE DO KNOW THIS ALL TOOK PLACE OFF SCHOOL GROUNDS.

WE'RE NOT NAMING THE TEEN --

OR THE TEACHER.

BECAUSE SHE'S UNDER-AGE --

AND HE HAS NOT BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


MORETZ TRIAL-VO-WIPE


LOOKING AHEAD --

THE TRIAL CONTINUES TODAY FOR THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS ESTRANGED WIFE IN HER HOSPITAL ROOM IN NAPLES.

JEFFERY MORETZ CRIED DURING OPENING ARGUMENTS WEDNESDAY.

THE DEFENSE SAYS HIS WIFE CHRISTINE WAS HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH A CO-WORKER --

AND HE KILLED HER. IN A FIT OF PASSION.

THE JUDGE DECIDED TO ALLOW ARGUMENTS ON THE AFFAIR. Return to index of stories...


MORETZ TRIAL-SOTVO


Mike Hopkins/Defense Attorney

"It goes directly to the defense of heat of passion because it's all about the state of mind - what did the defendant know?"

IF CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER --

MORETZ FACES A MAXIMUM OF 30 YEARS IN PRISON.

IF HE'S CONVICTED OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER - HE FACES LIFE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-TRX-VOTOPS


JURORS IN JACKSONVILLE WILL CONTINUE DELIBERATIONS TODAY.

THEY TALKED LATE INTO THE NIGHT ON WHETHER TO CONVICT A MAN OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

MICHAEL DUNN SHOT AND KILLED A 17-YEAR-OLD.

HE CLAIMS SELF-DEFENSE.SAYING THE FIGHT STARTED WITH THE TEEN'S LOUD MUSIC.

NBC-2 WILL LET YOU KNOW WHAT THE JURY DECIDES. Return to index of stories...


CHAR CO DREDGING-TRX-OC


BRAND NEW THIS MORNING.

THERE'S A PUSH IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY TO GO FORWARD WITH A PROGRAM TO DREGE THE CANALS.

WITH A COORDINATED EFFORT THAT COULD SAVE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A YEAR.

NBC2'S LUCAS SEILER SHOWS US HOW. Return to index of stories...


CHAR CO DREDGING-PKG


RIGHT NOW, THE PROCESS ISN'T IDEAL - SAY CHARLOTTE COUNTY HAS A LIST OF CANALS THEY WANT TO DREDGE…

WELL, THAT MEANS APPLYING FOR A PERMIT… NOT JUST ONE, BUT SEVERAL.

Betty Staugler, Charlotte Sea Grant Agent "In many regards, you're talking about man hours… so if you have to do a permit for each and every canal you want to dredge, that's a lot of man hours."

A LOT OF MAN HOURS… AND A LOT OF MONEY.

BY IMPLEMENTING A DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PROGRAM, CHARLOTTE COUNTY COULD SAVE ABOUT THREE MILLION DOLLARS.

NAT wind

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: A GENERAL PERMIT ISSUED BY THE DEP WOULD ALLOW FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY TO DREDGE SEVERAL CANALS OR CHANNELS INSTEAD OF TAKING THE TIME AND MONEY TO LOOK AT THEM INDIVIDUALLY.

OVER 300 MILES OF CANALS WERE STUDIED IN CHARLOTTE - OFFICIALS IDENTIFIED 27 AREAS THAT COULD BENEFIT FROM NAVIGATION DREDGING - MAKING IT EASIER FOR BOATERS, LIKE JEFF GOOD.

Jeff Good, Boater "At low tides it's difficult to get out… it's very shallow especially if you have a north wind."

GOOD LIVES IN THE HARBOR HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD - ONE OF THOSE 27 AREAS IDENTIFIED FOR DREDGING.

HE SAYS MOST OF THE BOATS IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD ARE ABOUT 25 FEET AND SOMETIMES THE CANALS LEADING TO DEEPER WATER ARE HARD TO GET THROUGH.

Jeff Good, Boater "It would be nice if you could ya know safely get out of the canals in boats that size."

BEFORE MOVING FORWARD WITH DREDGING ANY OF THESE QUALIFYING WATERWAYS, THE DEP WANTS PUBLIC INPUT ABOUT ANY CONCERNS - LIKE WHERE THEY THINK THE COUNTY SHOULD START FIRST OR WHAT TYPE OF IMPACT THE DREDGING COULD HAVE ON ENVIRONMENAL RESOURCES LIKE SEA GRASS.

Betty Staugler, Charlotte Sea Grant Agent "We really want to have boaters and interested parties look at the project, understand the project and vett the project."

PUBLIC MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT THE CHARLOTTE HARBOR EVENT CENTER IN PUNTA GORDA IN MID-MARCH.

IN CC, LS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SOUTHERN SNOW-TC MON VO


MILLIONS OF WINTER-WEARY PEOPLE ARE SNOWED IN - YET AGAIN, THIS MORNING.

A MID-WINTER WALLOP IS STRETCHING FROM THE DEEP SOUTH -- NOW MOVING UP THROUGH THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND INTO NEW ENGLAND.

THE STORM DOWNED TREES AND KNOCKED OUT POWER TO HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS.

IN VIRGINIA, THE NATIONAL GUARD IS ON STANDBY.

SALT TRUCKS AND PLOWS ARE OUT IN HEAVY FORCE.

THE STORM SOCKED THE SOUTH -- LEAVING BEHIND DANGEROUS ICE.

LOOK AT THIS TRAFFIC MESS IN RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA.

CAR AFTER CAR ABANDONED ON THE HIGHWAY. Return to index of stories...


SOUTHERN SNOW-SOTVO OC


"don't put your stupid hat on at this point in time. protect your family.

protect your neighbors. let's protect each other."

More than 4,000 flights have already been cancelled today impacting about five million passengers nationwide.

Many people have had enough of this brutal winter.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS CLOSED TODAY, ALONG WITH SCHOOLS AND BUSINESSES UP AND DOWN THE EAST COAST. Return to index of stories...


COMCAST TO BUY TIME WARNER-TRX-VO


NOW TO A DEVELOPING STORY.

A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT IS EXPECTED THIS MORNING ABOUT COMCAST PREPARING TO BUY TIME WARNER CABLE.

ACCORDING TO C-N-B-C SOURCES, IT'S AN *ALL STOCK DEAL. WORTH OR 44 BILLION DOLLARS.

THE MERGER WILL UNITE THE BIGGEST AND SECOND LARGEST CABLE TELEVISION OPERATORS IN THE COUNTRY.

THE DEAL DOES NOT FACE OWNERSHIP CAP RESTRICTIONS, BUT IS EXPECTED TO GET A TOUGH REVIEW FROM THE F-C-C. Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH: TEASE STORY-2 SHOT VO


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

IT USED TO BE A MIDWEST PROBLEM.BUT, MORE METH IS MOVING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHY YOU SHOULD BE CONCERNED IF IT MAKES ITS WAY TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

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CAPE MAYOR TEASE-NEWSROOM


I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH IN THE NEWSROOM THIS MORNING, MONITORING THE LATEST ON THE FIGHT FOR CAPE CORAL'S TOP JOB.

THE FORMER MAYOR TAKES HEADS TO COURT, AND NOW A DECISION OF WHAT'S NEXT IS IN THE HANDS OF A JUDGE.

I'LL TELL YOU WHEN ALL THIS COULD BE OVER. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TEASE-OMNI


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BREAK FOUR 5:09:43


HIT TIME 5:09:43

LENGTH 2:17 Return to index of stories...


5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Full Forecast

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

AM SHOWERS THEN CLOUDY, WINDY AND COOL

A cold front is pushing its way through Southwest Florida this morning. There are still just a few showers left to finish clearing the area. After these early morning showers, we'll be left with mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Cloud cover will be slowly decreasing through the day. Winds will be coming in from the northwest at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Along with the clouds and the wind, the temperatures will struggle to warm to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees this afternoon, feeling cooler with the wind.

For tonight, it is going to be much cooler than what we've been used to lately in Southwest Florida. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s with lower 40s in the inland colder spots. Sunshine returns to the forecast on Friday with highs in the lower 70s.

Through the weekend, we'll continue with plenty of sunshine and highs will warm into the mid and upper 70s.

Warmer weather is on the way for the start of next week as the sunshine continues and temperatures climb back into the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MAYORAL RECOUNT-PLASMA INTRO


THIS MORNING, ATTORNEYS INVOLVED IN THE LEGAL FIGHT FOR CAPE CORAL'S HIGHEST OFFICE ARE WORKING ON PAPERWORK FOR THE JUDGE.

SHE WANTS IT ON HER DESK BY FRIDAY AT NOON.

FORMER MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN WANTS THE NOVEMBER ELECTION RESULTS TOSSED OUT.

NBC-2 ANCHOR stacey deffenbaugh IS HERE TO TELL US WHEN THERE COULD BE A DECISION. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MAYORAL RECOUNT-NEWSROOM


CLAY, THE ARGUMENTS ARE OVER, AND IT'S NOW IT IS IN THE HANDS OF THE JUDGE.

THERE IS NO TIMELINE, BUT PEOPLE INVOLED SAY A DECISION COULD COME AS EARLY AS MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MAYORAL RECOUNT-VO


SULLIVAN LOST THE ELECTION BY 121 VOTES.

HIS TEAM CLAIMS NON-RESIDENTS VOTED, PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY FROM POLLING SITES, AND STATE RULES WERE NOT FOLLOWED.

SULLIVAN'S FIGHT IS RACKING UP A BIG BILL FOR LEE COUNTY TAXPAYERS.

THE BILL STANDS AT 30-THOUSAND, AND LIKELY WILL GO UP. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MAYORAL RECOUNT-NEWSROOM


JUDGE LABODA IS EXPECTED TO ISSUE A WRITTEN RULING SOMETIME NEXT WEEK.

WE WILL MONITOR THE COURT FILINGS AND LET YOU KNOW WHEN A DECISION IS MADE.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, STACEY DEFFENBAUGH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


PUBLIX CREDIT CARD THEFT-(2)SS


RIGHT NOW THE HUNT IS ON FOR A MAN WHO STOLE FROM AN 81 YEAR OLD WOMAN.

THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN THE 80 YEAR OLD ROBBED OF HER PURSE AT PUBLIX..

TAKE A LOOK - NEW SECURITY PICTURES SHOW A MAN WHO USED CREDIT CARDS BELONGING TO A WOMAN WHO LEFT HER WALLET AT A PUBLIX ON SUMMERLIN ROAD IN FORT MYERS.

THE MAN USED THE CARD TO MAKE PURCHASES AT A RACE TRAC GAS STATION IN FORT MYERS.

IF YOU HAVE SEEN THIS MAN, CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


METH BUST FIRST APPEARANCE-TC MON VO


A MAN AND WOMAN WHO OFFICERS SAY COOKED METH IN A POPULAR FORT MYERS NEIGHBORHOOD APPEARED IN COURT.

VICTORIA BOYD AND STEVEN KNITE ARE CHARGED WITH MAKING METH IN A HOUSE OFF MCGREGOR BOULEVARD.

THE HOUSE IS A FEW BLOCKS FROM THE EDISON FORD WINTER ESTATES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY FOUND SYRINGES AND MATERIALS USED TO MAKE METH.

NEIGHBORS TELL US THAT KNITE LIVED THERE WITH HIS FAMILY.

THEY SAY THEY ALL MOVED AWAY SEVERAL YEARS AGO.

THEY NOTICED HIM BACK LAST WEEK.

BOTH KNITE AND BOYD ARE FROM OKLAHOMA AND FACE SEVERAL CHARGES IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


METH HOUSE TRAINING-VOTOPS OC


METH LAB BUSTS IN LEE COUNTY ARE GETTING MORE COMMON.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY HAVE DISMANTLED 18 IN JUST THE PAST YEAR!

WE GOT AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT WHY THEY'RE SO DANGEROUS.

THE NORTH NAPLES FIRE DEPARTMENT TOOK US INSIDE A TRAINING EXERCISE WITH THE NATIONAL GUARD.

RESPONDERS FACE TOXIC CHEMICALS, FLAMMABLE FUMES, AND POTENTIALLY DEADLY REACTIONS.

IT'S ANOTHER WAY TO PREPARE OUR LAW ENFORCEMNT FOR THE UNEXPECTED. Return to index of stories...


METH CLEANUP-TC MON VO


WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT FLORIDA DOES NOT HAVE DISCLOSURE LAWS.

YOU COULD BE LIVING IN A HOUSE ONCE USED AS A METH LAB.

REALTORS AREN'T REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE THAT TO FUTURE BUYERS OR RENTERS - THOUGH REALTORS SAY THEY ETHICALLY WOULD.

FIRST RESPONDERS CLEAR IMMEDIATE HAZARDS --

THE REST FALLS ON THE PROPERTY OWNER. Return to index of stories...


METH CLEANUP-TC MON SOTVO


MARC JOSEPH/REAL ESTATE BROKER: at the end of the day, is that a realty that somebody may be able to walk into a house and purchase it and find out from a neighbor that it was a meth lab? absolutely

MANY OTHER STATES DO HAVE DISCLOSURE LAWS. Return to index of stories...


TOYOTA MASSIVE RECALL-TRXVOTOPS


NOW TO AN NBC-2 CONSUMER ALERT.

TOYOTA HAS ANNOUNCED A MAJOR RECALL.

THE RECALL INCLUDES PRIUS MODEL YEARS 2010 THROUGH 2014.

THE JAPANESE AUTOMAKER SAYS THERE IS A SOFTWARE PROBLEM THAT CAN CAUSE THE PRIUS TO SHUT DOWN WHILE IT'S BEING DRIVEN.

THE RECALL ALSO INCLUDES THE 2012 RAV-FOUR, THE 2012 AND 2013 TACOMA, AND THE 2012 AND 2013 LEXUS R-X-350 TO ADDRESS A SEPARATE ISSUE. Return to index of stories...


SID CESAR DIES-NATS VO


and after the slaughter is over, where going to come back here and bring that victory back

COMEDIAN SID CEASAR HAS DIED.

CEASAR WAS KNOWN AS THE KING OF LIVE TV SKETCH COMEDY IN THE 1950'S.

CAESAR DISPLAYED HIS MANY TALENTS ON TWO OF HIS HIT PROGRAMS -- "YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS" AND "CAESAR'S HOUR".

THE LATTER OF WHICH EARNED HIM ONE MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. AND THAT WAS BACK IN 1953.

A CAESAR FAMILY SPOKESPERSON SAYS HE HAD NOT BEEN WELL FOR A WHILE. Return to index of stories...


SELFIE CROOK-OC VO


IT'S ANOTHER CASE OUT OF OUR DUMB CRIMINAL FILE.CALL IT A CASE OF "SELFIE INCRIMINATION."

ADAM HOWE MAY THINK HE'S LOOKING PRETTY HOT IN THIS SELFIE.

BUT NOW HE'S IN THE HOT *SEAT* - AND BEHIND BARS FOR BURGLARY.

POLICE IN CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA SAY AFTER HE TOOK THE PICTURE, HE BROKE INTO A CHURCH AND TOOK MONEY.

AND HE DIDN'T STOP THERE.

POLICE ALSO SAY THEY RANSACKED THE PLACE

BUT HE LEFT BEHIND ANOTHER CLUE.ACCORDING TO DETECTIVES.

HIS CELL PHONE.THE PASTOR SAYS HE FOUND IT IN THE HALLWAY INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


4SHOT CROSSTALK & TEASE -2 SHOT VO


QUICK ANCHOR CHAT

YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

YOU MIGHT DO IT.I DO IT EVERY SUNDAY. THIS MORNING WE'RE LEARNING ABOUT THE NEW TREND FOR DINNER.

ITS CALLED BATCH COOKING.

WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT'LL MAKE YOU HEALTHIER AND REDUCE STRESS. Return to index of stories...


WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT


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BREAK FIVE 5:19:15


HIT TIME 5:19:15 AM

LENGTH 2:30 Return to index of stories...


5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Day Planner

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

AM SHOWERS THEN CLOUDY, WINDY AND COOL

A cold front is pushing its way through Southwest Florida this morning. There are still just a few showers left to finish clearing the area. After these early morning showers, we'll be left with mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Cloud cover will be slowly decreasing through the day. Winds will be coming in from the northwest at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Along with the clouds and the wind, the temperatures will struggle to warm to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees this afternoon, feeling cooler with the wind.

For tonight, it is going to be much cooler than what we've been used to lately in Southwest Florida. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s with lower 40s in the inland colder spots. Sunshine returns to the forecast on Friday with highs in the lower 70s.

Through the weekend, we'll continue with plenty of sunshine and highs will warm into the mid and upper 70s.

Warmer weather is on the way for the start of next week as the sunshine continues and temperatures climb back into the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, CHAR CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

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


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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MAGIC JOHNSON IN TOWN-VO-WIPE


A LITTLE MAGIC WAS SPRINKLED ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AN N-B-A LEGEND IS WRITING A BIG CHECK TO A FORT MYERS YOUTH CENTER.

MAGIC JOHNSON CAME IN TOWN.

AND HE PLEDGED TO DONATE 100-GRAND TO IMPROVING THE "QUALITY LIFE CENTER" ON M-L-K BOULEVARD.

THE CENTER IS FACING FORECLOSURE.

MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS "THE Q" --

IT'S A PLACE FOR HUNDREDS OF LOW INCOME KIDS TO BUILD LIFE SKILLS.

IT ISN'T CLEAR IF JOHNSON'S DONATION WILL SAVE THE CENTER. Return to index of stories...


MAGIC JOHNSON IN TOWN-SOTVO


We need to raise a lot more and not just to survive. What we want the community to do is help it be here for the 20 or 30 years.

JOHNSON CALLED ON SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BUSINESSES AND OTHER SPORTS PROFESSIONALS TO MAKE A DONATION TO SAVE THE FACILITY. Return to index of stories...


TED KENNEDYS WIDOW-OC VO


PRESIDENT OBAMA PLANS TO NOMINATE VICTORIA KENNEDY TO THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE BOARD OF GOVERNORS.

KENNEDY IS THE WIDOW OF FORMER MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR TED KENNEDY, WHO DIED IN 2009 OF CANCER.

THE KENNEDYS WERE EARLY SUPPORTERS OF OBAMA WHEN HE FIRST RAN FOR PRESIDENT.

THE WHITE HOUSE SAID OBAMA PLANS TO NOMINATE KENNEDY, A LAWYER, ALONG WITH SEVEN OTHERS.

THE POST REQUIRES SENATE CONFIRMATION. Return to index of stories...


STRESS FREE MEALS-OC VO


FOR BUSY FAMILIES, PREPARING HEALTHY MEALS AHEAD OF TIME CAN SAVE A LOT OF TIME AND ENERGY.

"BATCH COOKING" IS THE HOTTEST TREND FOR STRESS-FREE WEEKNIGHT MEALS.

THAT MEANS SPENDING A COUPLE HOURS ON THE WEEKEND PACKAGING SEVERAL INDIVIDUAL MEALS THAT CAN GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK WITHOUT HAVING TO COOK ON THE FLY.

THE KEY IS PUTTING YOUR MEALS IN FOOD SAVER BAGS TO ENSURE THEY REMAIN FRESH FOR THE WEEK.

THEN EACH MORNING BEFORE YOU RUSH OFF TO WORK, POP THE MEAL IN A CROCK POT AND YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY. Return to index of stories...


TZ1) FM ALGAE-2 SHOT VO


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

RIGHT NOW THE RAIN MAY BE HAVING AN EFFECT ON THE RED DRIFT ALGAE ON OUR BEACHES.

WHAT THAT WILL MEAN FOR BEACH GOERS IN A LIVE REPORT AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR.

PLUS--TWO WOMEN IN ARIZONA ARE SHOWING JUST WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A BACKGROUND IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND A PAIR OF STILETTOS. Return to index of stories...


TZ2) TRIAL DIVAS-VOTOPS


AND. Return to index of stories...


BREAK SIX 5:27:01 AM


HIT TIME 5:27:01 AM

LENGTH 2:37 Return to index of stories...


HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX-OMNI


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HL1) FMB ALGAE-TRX-REMLIVE


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HL3) JET BLUE BUSINESS-TRX-VO


IT'S STILL WINTER-- BUT HERE IN SOUTH WEST FLORIDA ITS STARTING TO FEEL LIKE SPRING.

THE BOSTON RED SOXS AND MINNESOTA TWINS ARE BACK IN TOWN.

AND THEIR PRESENCE IS BRINGING IN SOME BIG ADVANTAGE.

WE BREAK DOWN THE CHANGES YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE. Return to index of stories...


NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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breaking bump-ROUTER


breaking news right now.

ONE PERSON WAS HURT IN AN OVERNIGHT GAS EXPLOSION IN KENTUCKY.

THIS is THE SCENE IN ADAIR COUNTY, SOUTH OF LOUISVILLE.

FLAMES FROM THE EXPLOSION CAUSED A HOUSE AND TWO NEARBY BARNS TO CATCH FIRE.

ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH BURNS.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE EXPLOSION OCCURRED SOME 15 FEET BELOW GROUND.

THE CAUSE OF THE BLAST IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CG ANIBOXES


thunder and rain may have kept you up and right now.HEADS UP BEFORE YOU Head outside, THERE are A FEW SHOWERS IN PARTs OF OUR AREA.

GOOD MORNING IM KRISTA FOGELSONG.

AND IM CLAY MILLER

MANY OF YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW LONG WILL THIS LAST?

WE TURN IT OVER TO CHIEF METEOROLOGIST HALEY WEBB.

SHE'S IN OUR FIRST ALERT STORM TRACKING CENTER WITH A LOOK AT YOUR WEATHER FORECAST.

HALEY? Return to index of stories...


5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

AM SHOWERS THEN CLOUDY, WINDY AND COOL

A cold front is pushing its way through Southwest Florida this morning. There are still just a few showers left to finish clearing the area. After these early morning showers, we'll be left with mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Cloud cover will be slowly decreasing through the day. Winds will be coming in from the northwest at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Along with the clouds and the wind, the temperatures will struggle to warm to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees this afternoon, feeling cooler with the wind.

For tonight, it is going to be much cooler than what we've been used to lately in Southwest Florida. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s with lower 40s in the inland colder spots. Sunshine returns to the forecast on Friday with highs in the lower 70s.

Through the weekend, we'll continue with plenty of sunshine and highs will warm into the mid and upper 70s.

Warmer weather is on the way for the start of next week as the sunshine continues and temperatures climb back into the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, LEE CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

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


FMB ALGAE-PLASMA


NBC2 IS KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THIS ONE.

TAKE A LOOK-- THIS RED STRINGY, SMELLY MESS THAT SEEMS TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE ON OUR BEACHES from TIME TO TIME.

IT'S CALLED RED ALGEA.

WE'RE LEARNING, LAST NIGHT'S STORM SYSTEM COMBINED WITH THIS MORNING'S WINDS ARE THE PERFECT COMBINATION TO BRING IT TO SHORE TODAY.

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS LIVE ON FORT MYERS BEACH THIS MORNING, CLOSELY MONITORING THE SITUATION. Return to index of stories...


FMB ALGAE-REMLIVE


WE RECEIVED A HALF OF AN INCH OF RAIN ALONG THE COAST LAST NIGHT.

THAT COUPLED WITH THE WINDS PUSHING TOWARDS THE COASTLINE AND THE TIDE THAT IS EXPECTED TO COME IN AROUND 1:00, MAY BE THE PERFECT RECIPE FOR RED ALGAE. Return to index of stories...


FMB ALGAE-VO


HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.

SCIENTISTS BELIEVE THE RED DRIFT ALGAE IS TIED TO THE FRESH WATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE LAST SUMMER.

THEY SAY THE RED DRIFT ALGAE WON'T HURT YOU. BUT IT DOES HAVE AN OVERWHELMING STENCH. Return to index of stories...


FMB ALGAE-REMLIVE


LIVE

COUNT ON US TO MONITOR THIS FOR YOU THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

LIVE ON FMB DANIELLE KOLENIAK, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


CHARGES FILED AGAINST JAMES BROWN-2 SS VO


CHARGES WERE FILED AFTER A DRIVE BY SHOOTING KILLED A LEE COUNTY GIRL.

17 YEAR-OLD ALEXIS WILSON WAS RIDING IN A CAR WITH FRIENDS ON JANUARY 25TH.

PROSECUTORS SAY JAMES BROWN SHOT HER--

AT THE INTERSECTION OF WINKLER AVENUE AND VERONICA SHOEMAKER BOULEVARD.

THEY THINK BROWN WAS AIMING AT A RIVAL GANG MEMBER WHO WAS IN THE CAR WITH WILSON.

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ENGLEWOOD ATTEMPTED MURDER-OC, SS


this is disturbing.A 13 YEAR OLD IS ACCUSED OF SLASHING A JOGGER'S THROAT IN ENGLEWOOD.

DETECTIVES SAY DAMIEN REEL STALKED THE VICTIM WHILE HE WAS JOGGING THRU A NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE JOGGER DID SURVIVE.

HE SAYS HE RECOGNIZED HIS ATTACKER AND CALLED 9-1-1.

REEL SPENT THE NIGHT HIDING IN THE WOODS BEFORE DEPUTIES ARRESTED HIM. Return to index of stories...


JET BLUE AND BUSINESS-TRX VO


IT'S A BIG TIME OF YEAR FOR BASEBALL FANS IN LEE COUNTY.

THE BOSTON RED SOX EQUIPMENT TRUCK IS IN TOWN.

THIS WILL BE THE TEAMS THIRD SEASON AT JETBLUE PARK-- SO WHERE'S ALL THE BIG BUSINESS AND DEVELOPMENT THAT WAS PROMISED WITH A NEW STADIUM?

NEARBY AND BRAND NEW FORT MYERS BREWING COMPANY SAYS THE ECONOMY HELD PEOPLE BACK- BUT BUSINESSES ARE STARTING TO TRICKLE IN. Return to index of stories...


JET BLUE AND BUSINESS-SOTVO


Brewery here now, Mexican restaurant around the corner is awesome- we

are starting to see it happen.

NBC 2 FOUND OUT LEE COUNTY IS LOOKING AT TWO PROJECTS.

ONE WOULD ADD MORE THAN A HUNDRED HOMES NEAR THE STADIUM.

ANOTHER UNNAMED PROJECT WOULD BE BUILT ON 200 ACRES OF NEARBY PROPERTY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DOG RESCUE-SS


CAPE CORAL FIREFIGHTERS RESCUED A DOG THAT SOMEHOW FELL INTO A DRAIN PIPE.

THIS IS THE DOG AFTER SHE WAS PULLED TO SAFETY.

ANIMAL SERVICES TELLS US THE STRAY FELL INTO A DRAIN PIPE NEAR A CANAL ALONG CAPE CORAL PARKWAY AND COULDN'T GET OUT.

SHE'S CURRENTLY BEING HELD AT THE SHELTER AND WILL LIKELY BE UP FOR ADOPTION. Return to index of stories...


HOME DEPOT HIRING-ONCAM


LOOKING FOR A JOB?

HOME DEPOT PLANS ON HIRING MORE PEOPLE HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE COMPANY ANNOUNCED THAT IT WILL HIRE AROUND 45 PEOPLE PER STORE IN OUR AREA.

HOME DEPOT SAYS ITS ADDING MORE PEOPLE TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMAND IN SPRING.

THE COMPANY CLAIMS SPRING IS THE BUSIEST TIME AT STORES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THE STORE IS ASKING YOU TO APPLY ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


AMAZON HIRING-TRXVOTOPS


AND AMAZON SAYS IT'S ALSO HIRING!

ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY--

IT IS LOOKING TO TAKE ON 25 HUNDRED FULL TIME WORKERS--WITH BENEFITS.

THE DUTIES INCLUDE PICKING, PACKING AND SHIPPING CUSTOMER ORDERS.

AMAZON SAYS THE NEW EMPLOYEES WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR HEALTH CARE, 401-K, BONUSES AND STOCK AWARDS. Return to index of stories...


TRIAL DIVAS-TC MON SOTVO


ARMED WITH A BACKGROUND IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND A PAIR OF STILETTOS--

TWO WOMEN IN ARIZONA ARE TAKING THE COURT SCENE BY STORM.

"We said you know we're divas, why can't we be trial divas."

"we love stilettos, we love dressing in dresses and blinging up."

MEET SHAREE RUIZ AND JENNIFER WOOD THEY'RE CALLED THE TRIAL DIVAS.

THEY GO TO HIGH PROFILE TRIALS AND GIVE THERE TAKE ON THE CASE

AND THE FASHION SENSE OF THE DEFENDANTS.

THEY GOT THEIR START FROM ONE HIGH PROFILE CASE. Return to index of stories...


TRIAL DIVAS-TC MON SOTVO OC


"Anything Jodi Arias, of course!"

"Salacious cases, like cases that have female defendants or male defendants that people really want to see get convicted."

TOWARD THE END OF THE JODI ARIAS TRIAL THEY DECIDED TO START A WEBSITE CALLED THE-TRIAL-DIVAS-DOT-COM, THEN STARTED TWEETING.

THEY FIRST STARTED WITH 40 FOLLOWERS ON TWITTER- NOW THEY'RE NEARLY AT FOUR-THOUSAND. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY DRINKING GAME-NATVO


A DEADLY DRINKING GAME IS SWEEPING THE WORLD.

IT'S CALLED NEK-NOMINATION -- A STRANGE TERM -- THAT YOU WILL SOON START TO HEAR.

IT INVOLVES COMPETING WITH FRIENDS TO SEE WHO CAN SPEED DRINK A LETHAL CONCOCTION OF ALCOHOL FAST ENOUGH.

THE INGREDIENTS CAN INCLUDE PROTEIN POWDER OR EVEN ENGINE OIL.

PLAYERS NOMINATE TWO PEOPLE TO FACE OFF.

THEY THEN SHARE THE OUTCOME ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

SOME ARE DYING AFTER TAKING THE CHALLENGE. Return to index of stories...


CHICK FILA NO ANTI BIOTICS-VO


NO MORE CHICKEN WITH ANTIBIOTICS.

THAT'S THE NEW DIRECTION CHICK-FIL-A IS TAKING FOR ITS CUSTOMERS.

THE POPULAR CHAIN SAID THE SWITCH WILL REQUIRE CHANGES FROM THE HATCHERY TO THE PROCESSING PLANT.

THEY'RE ALREADY PARTNERING WITH SUPPLIERS TO MAKE SURE THEY CAN DELIVER ON THEIR PROMISE.

THE COMPANY SAID THE CHANGE CONTINUES THEIR LONG TRADITION OF USING THE HIGHEST QUALITY INGREDIENTS FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS. Return to index of stories...


QR TRAPPPED ON ROLLER COASTER-2 shot vo


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW --

NEXT ON NBC TWO NEWS TODAY --

A DAY OF FUN TAKES A FRIGHTENING TURN.

AND WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A QUICK ROLLER COASTER RIDE TURNED INTO A THREE HOUR TRIP - TO NOWHERE.

IT'S ALL AFTER PASSENGERS GET TRAPPED ON A POPULAR RIDE AT BUSH GARDENS IN TAMPA.

RIGHT NOW THE PARK IS CLOSED-- BUT WILL IT RE-OPEN TODAY?

THE DETAILS-- AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


KENTUCKY FIRE


breaking news right now.

ONE PERSON WAS HURT IN AN OVERNIGHT GAS EXPLOSION IN KENTUCKY.

THIS is THE SCENE IN ADAIR COUNTY, SOUTH OF LOUISVILLE.

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE FLAMES FROM THE EXPLOSION CAUSED A HOUSE AND TWO NEARBY BARNS TO CATCH FIRE.

ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH BURNS.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE EXPLOSION OCCURRED SOME 15 FEET BELOW GROUND.

THE CAUSE OF THE BLAST IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI BUMP-ROUTER


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BREAK SEVEN 5:39:23 AM


HIT TIME 5:39:23 AM

LENGTH 2:37 Return to index of stories...


WAVV 101.1 TEASE-SSTOPS


IF YOU NEED TO WALK OUT THE DOOR - WE CAN STILL MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE KNOW TODAY -

TUNE US IN ON WAVV 101.1 - WE ARE LIVE FROM 6-7! Return to index of stories...


5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Weather Trends

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

AM SHOWERS THEN CLOUDY, WINDY AND COOL

A cold front is pushing its way through Southwest Florida this morning. There are still just a few showers left to finish clearing the area. After these early morning showers, we'll be left with mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Cloud cover will be slowly decreasing through the day. Winds will be coming in from the northwest at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Along with the clouds and the wind, the temperatures will struggle to warm to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees this afternoon, feeling cooler with the wind.

For tonight, it is going to be much cooler than what we've been used to lately in Southwest Florida. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s with lower 40s in the inland colder spots. Sunshine returns to the forecast on Friday with highs in the lower 70s.

Through the weekend, we'll continue with plenty of sunshine and highs will warm into the mid and upper 70s.

Warmer weather is on the way for the start of next week as the sunshine continues and temperatures climb back into the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, CONSTRUCTION PROJECT?

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

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


SOCHI CLIP-CLIP


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SOCHI WRAP-PLASMA VO


IT WAS ANOTHER ROUGH RUN FOR THE AMERICANS IN SOCHI.

DISAPPOINTING LOSSES IN THE MOUNTAINS AND ON THE ICE.

BUT THERE WAS ONE GOLDEN SURPRISE FOR TEAM U-S-A IN THE HALF PIPE.

REDEMPTION FOR TEAM U-S-A IN THE HALF PIPE.

ROPED-IN BY A FORMER IDAHO RODEO QUEEN.

SHE BOUNCED TO THE TOP OF THE MEDAL STAND.

AHEAD OF A STABLE OF FAVORITES WITH A COMBINED FIVE GOLD MEDALS BETWEEN THEM. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI WRAP-SOTVO


"It's amazing. I definitely didn't think I would have beat them and so it was amazing to be on top."

FOUR-TIME OLYMPIAN KELLY CLARK GOT THE BRONZE WITH TEAMMATE HANNAH TEETER FINISHING JUST OFF THE PODIUM.

JULIA MANCUSO WAS BACK ON THE HILL TODAY.

TWO DAYS AFTER HER BRONZE IN THE SUPER COMBINED, MANCUSO FAILED TO MEDAL IN HER STRONGEST EVENT -- THE DOWNHILL -- SHE'LL TRY AGAIN IN THE SUPER-G COMPETITION.

IN THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED POOL PLAY GAME IN WOMEN'S HOCKEY. THE CANADIANS BEAT TEAM U-S-A 3-2.

MANY EXPECT THE TWO TEAMS TO BATTLE AGAIN. IN THE GOLD MEDAL FINAL. Return to index of stories...


LESS HOMEWORK, MORE GAMES-PLASMA VO


"LESS HOMEWORK -- MORE OLYMPICS!"

IT'S DAY 6 OF THE SOCHI GAMES --

AND THE RUSSIAN PARLIAMENT WANTS SCHOOLS TO CUT BACK ON HOMEWORK, SO STUDENTS CAN SPEND MORE TIME WATCHING THE OLYMPICS.

MEMBERS SAY THE GAMES ARE A HUGE SOURCE OF EDUCATION.

THE FEEL-GOOD PROPOSAL COMES ON THE HEELS OF A DECISION BY THE RUSSIAN ARMY.

RIGHT NOW -- TROOPS HAVE AN EXTRA FOUR HOURS OFF PER DAY TO WATCH T-V, SO THAT THEY CAN CHEER FOR THE ATHLETES. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI MEDAL COUNT-CG TOPS


IT'S TIME FOR OUR UPDATED MEDAL COUNT.

RIGHT NOW -- THIS BOARD IS BLANK -- IN JUST A MOMENT, WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT COUNTRIES ARE LEADING THE PACK.

IF YOU don't WANT TO SEE WE ASK THAT YOU TURN AWAY NOW! Return to index of stories...


PAULA DEEN MAKING A COMEBACK-OC VO


PAULA DEEN IS MAKING A COMEBACK.

SHE HAS CREATED A NEW COMPANY THAT TOUTS HER SOUTHERN CUISINE.

PAULA DEEN VENTURES IS LAUNCHING LESS THAN A YEAR AFTER SHE LOST A T-V CONTRACT AND MANY SPONSORS OVER A RACIAL SLUR.

HER NEW COMPANY INCLUDES RESTAURANTS, CRUISES, COOKBOOKS AND OTHER DEEN PRODUCTS.

DEEN IS PARTNERING WITH NAJAFI MEDIA, A PHOENIX-BASED COMPANY WHICH SPECIALIZES IN CONSUMER DISTRIBUTION.

THE COMPANY IS BETTING ON DEEN'S LOYAL FAN BASE TO PUT HER BACK ON TOP. Return to index of stories...


JETER RETIRING-OC VO


A FAN FAVORITE AMONG THE LADIES --

IS HANGING UP HIS CLEATS!

YANKEES SHORTSTOP DEREK JETER SAYS THIS SEASON WILL BE HIS LAST.

THE NEW YORK CITY HEART-THROB -- WHO LIVES HALF THE YEAR IN TAMPA -- ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT ON FACEBOOK LAST NIGHT.

JETER SPENT HIS ENTIRE CAREER WEARING YANKEE PINSTRIPES.

BUT HAS BEEN BATTLING INJURIES THE LAST FEW YEARS. Return to index of stories...


DISTRESSED MJ FANS AWARED MONEY-trx nats vo


you've been hit by, you've been touched by a smooth criminal

A GROUP IN ORLEANS, FRANCE WHO CALL THEMSELVES THE "MICHAEL JACKSON COMMUNITY," RECENTLY WON A SUIT FILED IN FRANCE FOR THE EMOTIONAL DAMAGE THEY SUFFERED BY THE SUPERSTAR'S DEATH IN 2009 FROM A DRUG OVERDOSE.

A JUDGE GRANTED THEM ONE EURO EACH WHICH IS ABOUT $1.74 TO THE FIVE FANS WHO SUED DR. CONRAD MURRAY, THE DOCTOR WHO SUPPLIED JACKSON WITH THE POWERFUL ANESTHETIC PROPOFOL. Return to index of stories...


TEASE STORY 1-2SHOT VO


THE NEXT 48 HOURS WILL BRING A MAD DASH TO JEWELERS, AS SHOPPERS LOOK TO EXPRESS THEIR LOVE WITH SOMETHING THAT REALLY ROCKS.

WHETHER IT'S AN ENGAGEMENT RING OR ANOTHER SPARKLER, WE GIVE YOU TIPS FOR BUYING VALENTINE'S DAY BLING. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TEASE-OMNI


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BREAK EIGHT 5:49:40 AM


HIT TIME 5:49:40 AM

LENGTH 2:20 Return to index of stories...


BUSCH GARDEN ROLLERCOASTER-2 SHOT INTRO


NBC2 IS WORKING TO FIGURE OUT WHEN THE "CHEETAH HUNT" ROLLER COASTER AT BUSCH GARDENS IN TAMPA WILL RE-OPEN.

THIS IS AFTER MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE GOT STUCK ON IT FOR HOURS!!

NBC2'S NICK CILETTI IS LIVE IN OUR STUDIO NOW WITH WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


BUSCH GARDEN ROLLERCOASTER-TC MON


GUYS RIGHT NOW --

BUSCH GARDENS OFFICIALS SAY THE SAFETY SYSTEM ON THAT ROLLER COASTER IS WHAT CAUSED IT TO SUDDENLY STOP AND GET STUCK WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

BUT THEY'RE STILL NOT SURE HOW IT FAILED. Return to index of stories...


BUSCH GARDEN ROLLERCOASTER-VO


THE COASTER GOT STUCK AROUND 2-30 IN THE AFTERNOON WEDNESDAY.

16 PEOPLE WERE STUCK ON IT -- FOR 3.5 HOURS!

IT TOOK TAMPA FIRE RESCUE AN HOUR TO RESCUE ALL OF THEM.

FIRE CREWS SAY THE COASTER WAS STUCK AT A 30 DEGREE ANGLE.WHICH UNBUCKLING PEOPLE FROM THE RIDE EVEN MORE DANGEROUS.

ALSO -- A STORM ROLLED IN DURING THE RESCUE.

WE'RE HEARING THAT BUSCH GARDENS USED A CHERRY PICKER TO GIVE THOSE PEOPLE PONCHOS. Return to index of stories...


BUSCH GARDEN ROLLERCOASTER-TC MON


LUCKILY NOBODY WAS HURT.

PEOPLE ON THE RIDE RANGED FROM AGES 16 TO 70.

BUSCH GARDENS IS STILL NOT SURE IF THAT RIDE WILL RE-OPEN LATER TODAY. Return to index of stories...


5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Full Forecast

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

AM SHOWERS THEN CLOUDY, WINDY AND COOL

A cold front is pushing its way through Southwest Florida this morning. There are still just a few showers left to finish clearing the area. After these early morning showers, we'll be left with mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Cloud cover will be slowly decreasing through the day. Winds will be coming in from the northwest at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Along with the clouds and the wind, the temperatures will struggle to warm to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees this afternoon, feeling cooler with the wind.

For tonight, it is going to be much cooler than what we've been used to lately in Southwest Florida. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s with lower 40s in the inland colder spots. Sunshine returns to the forecast on Friday with highs in the lower 70s.

Through the weekend, we'll continue with plenty of sunshine and highs will warm into the mid and upper 70s.

Warmer weather is on the way for the start of next week as the sunshine continues and temperatures climb back into the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI


CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

ALL CLEAR, COLLIER CO ENFORCEMENT

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


WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-CLIPTOPS


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WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-NEWSROOM


WE HAVE A LOT GOING ON THIS THURSDAY, BREAKING NEWS ON A PIPELINE BLAST, CRAZY, DEADLY WINTER WEATHER UP NORTH, WE'LL BRING YOU LIVE PICTURES. Return to index of stories...


1) SAM TEASE-NEWSROOM


PLUS, WE ARE GETTING BREAKING, BRAND NEW INFORMATION ON SHOTS FIRED ALONG BUSY U-S 41 IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.

OUR SAM SWEENEY JUST GOT NEW DETAILS FROM INVESTIGATORS ON WHAT WENT DOWN.

EXPECT A LIVE REPORT AT 6. Return to index of stories...


2) DANIELLE TEASE-REMLIVE


AND, WE ARE LIVE ON FORT MYERS BEACH TRACKING RED DRIFT ALGAE AFTER ALL THE RECENT RAIN.

WILL IT AFFECT YOU AT THE BEACH TODAY? Return to index of stories...


COMING UP AT 6 TAG-NEWSROOM


PLUS, WE ARE TAKING YOU LIVE TO SOCHI RUSSIA FOR AN EXCLUSIVE REPORT ON THE WINTER GAMES.

ALL THE HIGHLIGHTS EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT FROM LAST NIGHT AND OF COURSE A LOOK AHEAD AT WHAT TO EXPECT TODAY.

JOIN US AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR. Return to index of stories...


10 YEAR OLD DRIVES CAR INTO DMV-VOTOPS


CHECK THIS OUT.

IN COLORADO WEDNESDAY, A MOM LEFT HER 12 AND 10-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTERS IN THE CAR WHILE SHE WENT INTO THIS D-M-V.

NOT LONG AFTER, THIS HAPPENED.

POLICE SAY THE 10-YEAR-OLD CLIMBED IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT, STARTED THE CAR AND DROVE INTO THE D-M-V!

NO ONE WAS INJURED.

POLICE GAVE THE GIRL A TICKET FOR CARELESS DRIVING. Return to index of stories...


BUYING BLING-VOTOPS


DIAMONDS. PEARLS. AND A VALENTINE'S GOLD RUSH.

OF THE 17-POINT-THREE BILLION DOLLARS AMERICANS WILL SPEND ON VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS, NEARLY FOUR BILLION WILL BE SPENT ON JEWELRY.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION -- AND IT MEANS A BIG BOOST FOR STORES.

BUT BE SURE TO PURCHASE THROUGH A TRUSTWORTHY JEWELER, AND BE WARY OF PLACES THAT OFFER DEALS THAT SEEM TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

PURCHASING INSURANCE CAN HELP AVOID HEARTACHE LATER ON IF THAT JEWELRY IS LOST OR STOLEN. Return to index of stories...


BUYING BLING-SOTVO


We offer an insurance appraisal with every item that we sell, and then we give information to, um, whether you want to get it insured under your homeowners. We document everything, and we can walk you through that process.

CHECK THE COVERAGE UNDER YOUR EXISITING HOMEOWNERS OR RENTERS INSURANCE.

YOU MAY NOT NEED TO PURCHASE A SEPARATE JEWELRY POLICY.

AND IF CUPID'S GIFT DOESN'T HIT THE MARK - JEWELERS CAN BE AN UNDERSTANDING BUNCH. Return to index of stories...


END OF SHOW-OMNI TOPS


A LIVE LOOK RIGHT NOW AT-- , SHOWING --

NBC2 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST HALEY WEBB WILL BE LIVE WITH AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE TWOS AT 6-02. Return to index of stories...


END OF SHOW CLIP-CLIP


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