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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ1 A) plushenko vo-trxvo
NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
WEATHER HEADLINE-WXCNTR 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
ENGLEWOOD JOGGER ATTACKED-SSTOPS, 2SH RED DRIFT ALGAE-VOTOPS
ENGLEWOOD JOGGER ATTACKED-BNR-PKG ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO CHARLIE-trxOC, SS, EANIBX FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-REM-2 WEATHER 3 SHOT-3 SHOT
ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-BNR-PKG TEASE TWO
ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-REM-2 OLYMPIC OPEN-Clip
TOSS TO JOELLE-(3) SS TOSS TO JACK DOLES-2 SH-EANIBX
TAMMY HALL PRISON-LIVE U 2 (RTR-2) OLYMPIC LIVE SHOT-IRD10 (RTR-1)
TAMMY HALL PRISON-BNR-SS, VO OLYMPIC LIVE SHOT-trxPKG
TAMMY HALL PRISON-LIVE U 2 (RTR-2) OLYMPIC LIVE SHOT-IRD10 (RTR-1)
US 41 SHOOTING FOLO-VO, (2) SS, OC OLYMPIC Q & A-EANIBOXTOPS
NE WX VO A-trxVOTOPS OLYMPIC MEDAL COUNT-OC, CG
NE WX VO B-VO-WIPE FGCU GAME STATUS-ON CAM
RSW CANCELLED FLIGHTS-LIVE U IN TC MON FGCU IN SNOW-VOTOPS
RSW CANCELLED FLIGHTS-vo backup for TC MAGIC ON FGCU-SOTVO
RSW CANCELLED FLIGHTS-SOTVO FGCU WOMEN-ON CAM
MORETZ TRIAL DAY 2-VO TOM WATSON-NATSVO
MORETZ TRIAL DAY 2-SOTVO TOM WATSON-SOT
USF MEMORIAL-SS, VO, OC MONTY AT ACE-VOTOPS
PUNKING 911-OC MONTY AT ACE-SOTVO-BNR
PUNKING 911-BNR-PKG SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
PUNKING 911-OC-2 SHOT BOOTH ALERT
FL BIGGER BEER BILL-VOTOPS EDISON GRAND PARADE-OC, SS
FL BIGGER BEER BILL-SOTVO CLOSE-4SHOT
TEASE ONE  


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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


New Details

Jogger Attacked

NBC-2 TALKS WITH A MAN SLASHED IN THE NECK WHILE OUT FOR A JOG.

WE FIND HIS ALLEGED ATTACKER IS ONLY 13 YEARS OLD SUSPECT. THE VICTIM CALLS HIM PURE EVIL.

New Information

Teacher Under Investigation

NBC 2 UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE LEE COUNTY TEACHER AND COACH ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH AN UNDERAGE GIRL.

Jill Lopez, Parent of freshman girl

20:02:02 I was very surprised. I am not naive to think it doesn't

happen here, but I don't want it to happen at my daughter's school.

20:02:11

New Details

Helping a Friend

AND A FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER REACHES OUT ON FACEBOOK. TO THE FRIENDS SHE MET IN PRISON. IS SHE ASKING FOR HELP FOR ANOTHER COMMISSIONER WHOSE HEADED TO PRISION TOMORROW? Return to index of stories...


WEATHER HEADLINE-WXCNTR


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NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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ENGLEWOOD JOGGER ATTACKED-SSTOPS, 2SH


A CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAN IS RECOVERING FROM A STAB WOUND TO HIS NECK TONIGHT.

HE WAS ATTACKED WHILE JOGGING THRU HIS ENGLEWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE GASH JUST A FEW INCHES FROM A MAJOR ARTERY.

POLICE ARRESTED THE MANS' NEIGHBOR FOR THE ATTACK. AND HE IS ONLY 13 YEARS OLD.

THE VICTIM TELLS NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER THE TEEN IS PURE EVIL. Return to index of stories...


ENGLEWOOD JOGGER ATTACKED-BNR-PKG


THE SUN WAS JUST ABOUT TO SET TUESDAY WHEN 54-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL BASKIND WAS ON HIS EVENING JOG.

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HE NEVER WOULD HAVE EXPECTED TO FACE AN *INTENTIONAL* NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE JUST MINUTES AWAY FROM HIS HOME - THE PERSON DEPUTIES SAY IS RESPONSIBLE… A 13-YEAR-OLD ENGLEWOOD BOY, DAMIEN REEL.

Lucas Seiler, Reporting SU "Sarasota County investigators say the victim was jogging right here when he noticed the boy standing at the corner of this road… that's when he says the boy began running behind him, grabbed him by his shoulder and slit his throat with a knife."

GPX - BASKIND WAS LEFT WITH A SIX-INCH WOUND ON HIS NECK - HE TELLS US HE RECOGNIZED THE TEEN FROM HIS NEIGHBORHOOD - AND THE ONLY WORD HE USED TO DESCRIBE HIM WAS "EVIL" - BASKIND SAYS IT WAS CLEAR REEL WAS TRYING TO MURDER HIM FOR NO REASON AT ALL.

Ed Pizle, Jogger and neighbor of victim "That is unnerving a bit…"

TONIGHT, NEIGHBORS - AND JOGGERS - ARE LEFT DISTURBED… AND WONDERING HOW ANYONE, LET ALONE A BOY, COULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

Ed Pizle, Jogger and neighbor of victim "You get these kind of crimes and you kinda go, what happened? How does a boy get to that point of desperation?"

INVESTIGATORS SAY AFTER THE ATTACK, REEL WENT HOME AND CHANGED HIS CLOTHES. A FAMILY MEMBER OF REEL SAYS HE PLAYS WITH KNIVES AND HIDES THEM IN THE AREA - THE KNIFE DEPUTIES SAY HE USED TO STAB BASKIN WAS A 15-INCH SERRATED BREAK KNIFE.

REEL WAS FOUND HERE, AT THE LEMON BAY SHOPPING PLAZA THE SAME NIGHT - HE'LL STAY IN A SARASOTA JUVENILLE DETENTION FACILITY UNTIL HIS NEXT COURT APPEARANCE MARCH 4TH.- HE FACES ONE CHARGE OF ATTEMPTED FIRST-DEGREE MURDER.

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


TOSS TO CHARLIE-trxOC, SS, EANIBX


NEW DETAILS TONIGHT ABOUT A FORMER ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER AND COACH ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A STUDENT.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IS INVESTIGATING DOMENIC FRANK.

THE STUDENT'S MOTHER TELLS NBC 2 THEIR DAUGHTER IS ONLY A SOPHMORE, AND SHE IS DEVASTED.

NBC-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE HIGH SCHOOL WHERE FRANK IS NOT ONLY OUT OF A JOB, BUT ALSO FACING A STATE INVESTIGATION.

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ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-REM-2


DOMENIC FRANK TAUGHT FRENCH AND SPANISH HERE AT ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL.

THE DISTRICT CONFIRMS HE WAS LET GO ON MONDAY.

NOT ONLY IS THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATING HIM; WE'VE LEARNED D-C-F IS AS WELL. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-BNR-PKG


Antonella Valencia, Junior

20:07:53 I've heard so many different things I don't know what to

believe. I'm not jumping to conclusions, but I'm pretty sure, but I

don't want to assume anything. 20:08:02

JUNIOR ANTONELLA VALENCIA SAYS EVERYONE ELSE AT ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL IS

JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS.

THEY SAY FIRST YEAR TEACHER DOMENIC FRANK WAS HAVING SEX WITH A

SOPHOMORE STUDENT.

Cody Long, Junior

20:10:16 you've got all the groups that are all talking about it. It's

just the news around the school,

FRIDAY A DETECTIVE FROM THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF' S OFFICE WAS ON

CAMPUS INVESTIGATING THE CLAIMS

DCF - THE STATE AGENCY WHICH HANDLES CHILD ABUSE AND SEX CRIMES- IS

ALSO INVESTIGATING

NO ONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED - BUT PARENTS ARE UNEASY AND WILL BE TALKING

TO THEIR CHILDREN.

Jill Lopez, Parent of freshman girl

20/02:58 I had that same conversation with her and I was hoping not to

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ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-REM-2


THE DISTRICT SAYS EACH NEW TEACHER RECEIVES TRAINING WHICH EXPLAINS

TEACHERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE SEX WITH STUDENTS.

IN ESTERO CK NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JOELLE-(3) SS


FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL MUST REPORT TO FEDERAL PRISON TOMORROW.

HALL WAS SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS IN PRISON FOR STEALING CAMPAIGN FUNDS, AND USING THEM TO PAY FOR HIGH END SHOPPING SPREES.

MEANTIME, WE'VE LEARNED A FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER MAY BE REACHING OUT TO HELP HALL.

VICKI LOPEZ LUKIS POSTED THIS ON FACEBOOK:

TO ALL MY COLEMAN SISTERS DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE STILL THERE? I HAVE A FRIEND GOING IN ON FEBRUARY FOURTEENTH AND WANTED ONE OF OUR OWN TO TAKE HER UNDER THEIR WING.

COLEMAN IS A FEDERAL PRISON WHERE LOPEZ LUKAIS SERVED TIME BACK IN THE 90'S.

NBC-2'S JOELLE PARKS IS LIVE OUTSIDE COLEMAN PRISON RIGHT NOW- Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL PRISON-LIVE U 2 (RTR-2)


We've been out here keeping an eye on this gate,

And so far no Tammy hall so far.

I've also been checking with the federal bureau of prisons.

According to them- she is not in custody at any of their families yet. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL PRISON-BNR-SS, VO


I want you to take a look at this map of Florida.

There are 6 federal bureau of prison locations for inmates to report to.

Of that, only 4 of them accept women.

In addition to Coleman there's Tallahassee, Marianna and Miami.

Hall has to turn herself by the end of the day tomorrow as part of her

plea deal.

She'll spend 6 month in prison, followed by 3 years of probation.

All this- after admitting to stealing more than 33-thousand dollars

from her 2010 campaign fund to pay her mortgage and go shopping. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL PRISON-LIVE U 2 (RTR-2)


As a convicted felon,

Hall can no longer vote or hold public office.

We reached out to hall and her attorney to talk to her before she

turns herself in,

But we haven't heard back.

Count on us to let you know when she surrenders.

In Summerville,Jp. Return to index of stories...


US 41 SHOOTING FOLO-VO, (2) SS, OC


FORT MYERS POLICE SAY A FURIOUS HUSBAND CHASED DOWN HIS WIFE. RAMMING THE CAR SHE WAS IN, DURING RUSH HOUR.

THAT'S WHEN HER FRIENDS STARTED SHOOTING AT HIS TRUCK in the MIDDLE OF CROWDED U-S 41.

THIS WAS BREAKING NEWS YESTERDAY EVENING.

INVESTIGATORS SAY 37 YEAR OLD CRAIG SPURLOCK WAS CHASING DOWN HIS 20 YEAR OLD WIFE, JENNY CARTER.

SHE TOLD POLICE SHE WAS WORRIED ABOUT HER HUSBAND ABUSING HER.

SHE CALLED TWO FRIENDS TO HELP HER GET AWAY FROM SPURLOCK.

HE CRASHED INTO THEIR CAR NEAR GRACE AVENUE. A FEW BLOCKS SOUTH OF LEE MEMORIAL.

THEY PULLED OUT A HANDGUN AND SHOT AT HIS TRUCK.

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NE WX VO A-trxVOTOPS


THE WINTER STORM THAT LEFT THE SOUTHEAST CRIPPLED IS NOW DUMPING MAJOR SNOW ON THE NORTHEAST.

SNOW PLOWS IN WASHINGTON, D.C., WORKED ALL DAY TRYING TO CLEARN THE HIGHWAYS AND RUNWAYS AT REGAN NATIONAL.

FEDERAL OFFICES IN THE CAPITAL ARE SHUT DOWN. Return to index of stories...


NE WX VO B-VO-WIPE


IN VIRGINIA, SNOW BLANKETED CARS.

DRIFTS WERE HIGHER THAN CAR TIRES. SOME REACHING TO DOOR HANDLES.

SO FAR AT LEAST 18 DEATHS ARE BLAMED ON THE STORM. Return to index of stories...


RSW CANCELLED FLIGHTS-LIVE U IN TC MON


THE STORM MEANS MORE DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS FOR FLIGHTS AT R-S-W.

MORE THAN 60 FLIGHTS WERE IMPACTED TODAY.

THAT'S THREE TIMES AS MANY THAT WERE IMPACTED YESTERDAY.

OUR CREWS ARE INSIDE THE TERMINAL RIGHT NOW.

THIS IS A LIVE LOOK AT THE FLIGHT BOARD.

AIRPORT OFFICIALS SAY ALTHOUGH THERE ARE A LOT OF CANCELLATIONS. THERE'S USUALLY MORE TROUBLE WHEN BAD WEATHER IS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

PASSENGERS JUST WANT TO GO HOME. Return to index of stories...


RSW CANCELLED FLIGHTS-vo backup for TC


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RSW CANCELLED FLIGHTS-SOTVO


Jack Luby, Millbury Massachusetts

:3:57 we just sat here and are making the best of it-

:02

Nancy Luby, Cancelled Flight

:5:37 i love watching people so haha- when people get off the planes

they're all smiles

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AT THIS HOUR FLIGHT AWARE REPORTS MORE THAN SIX THOUSAND FLIGHTS CANCELLED THROUGHOUT THE U-S. Return to index of stories...


MORETZ TRIAL DAY 2-VO


WITNESSES FOR THE PROSECUTION RECALLED THE DAY INVESTIGATORS SAY A MAN IN COLLIER COUNTY WALKED INTO A HOSPITAL AND KILLED HIS WIFE.

A CO WORKER OF CHRISTINE MORETZ SAYS HE WAS STAYING AT PHYSICIANS REGIONAL THE DAY OF THE SHOOTING.

HE SAYS JEFFERY CALMLY WALKED INTO HIS ROOM AND THE COUPLE STARTED FIGHTING.

BEFORE SECURITY COULD ARRIVED, PROSECUTORS SAY MORETZ KILLED HIS WIFE, THEN SHOT HIMSELF. Return to index of stories...


MORETZ TRIAL DAY 2-SOTVO


TAKE SOT

Michael Camuglia/State Witness/39:18 "Christine was trying to take the conversation outside and then he made a comment to the effect that it was going to end today.and that he was going to finish.finish it now."

MORETZ HOPES TO BE CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER - IF SO - HE'LL FACE A MAXIMUM OF THIRTY YEARS IN PRISON.

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


USF MEMORIAL-SS, VO, OC


THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA TO REMEMBER 4 MEN KILLED IN A WRONG-WAY CRASH.

ONE OF THOSE MEN WAS 20 YEAR OLD JIM ILIAS.

HE WAS A GRADUATE FROM CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL.

ALL FOUR MEN WERE PART OF THE SIGMA BETA RHO FRATERNITY AT U-S-F.

THIS AFTERNOON, MEMBERS GAVE EMOTIONAL TRIBUTES TO THE VICTIMS.

THE COLLEGE STUDENTS DIED LAST WEEKEND WHEN A WRONG WAY DRIVER SLAMMED INTO THEIR CAR.

NO ONE SURVIVED THE ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


PUNKING 911-OC


ALL NEW TONIGHT, NBC2 UNCOVERS A STARTLING DRAIN ON OUR 9-1-1 SYSTEM.

CHILDREN TYING UP VITAL RESOUCES BY DIALING DISPATCHERS.

SOME ARE PRANKS; OTHER ARE INNOCENT. TRIGGERED BY A SAFETY FEATURE YOU PROBABLY DON'T KNOW ABOUT.

AS NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION REVEALS IN TONIGHT'S SPECIAL REPORT; THE CONVERSATIONS COULD DELAY EMERGENCY HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST. Return to index of stories...


PUNKING 911-BNR-PKG


WITH LIFE OR DEATH ON THE LINE -

911 CALL Shooting 0018 "911, what is your emergency?"

OPERATORS MUST MAKE A SPLIT SECOND DECISION.

0023 "There is a shoot out at Skyline Elementary and I see a few people getting killed."

IS SOMEONE IS REALLY IN DANGER.

0009 "911, what is your emergency?"

0013 "My house is on fire. What do I do?"

OR PRANKING 911?

0111 "You know that it is against the law to dial 911 as a joke right?

0117 Not only will you get in trouble but your parents will also get in trouble.

Do you have a fire? No."

Kristie Van Houten, Communications Manager /// 1315 "One of the biggest problems we have is kids on school buses."

WHETHER THEY'RE DARED BY OTHERS; THINK THEY'RE BEING COOL.

Kristie Van Houten, Communications Manager // 1626 "Your middle school age are probably the worst offenders."

KIDS ARE TYING UP 911 WITH *NONSENSE*.

Kerry Bell, Dispatcher // 5746 "I get a lot of I love you's and they think they're on the phone with a relative."

EVEN.

0113 "Oh ohhh. Hi. Where's mommy? Where's mommy at?"

TODDLERS.

1038 "He called 911. I kept saying give your mom the phone. It's Kerry the 911 operator. She didn't believe him."

Kristie Van Houten, Communications Manager // 1604 "Where's your mom? Where's your dad? Are you on a school bus? Are you playing on the phone? Is this a legitimate call? Are you pranking 911? We get a lot of them."

CAPE CORAL HANDLES ALMOST 85-THOUSAND EMERGENCY CALLS A YEAR.

MANY INITIATED BY A SAFETY FEATURE.

Tisha Myers, Cape Coral Mother // 3458 "I tried it just to see. It was probably 10 years old and it actually dialed out."

CELL PHONES CAN ALWAYS DIAL 9-1-1.

Myers 3510 "After you learn it once you'll never forget that it always dials."

THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION MADE THE REQUIREMENT.

GIVEN CELL PHONES ACCOUNT FOR 70 PERCENT OF ALL 911 CALLS.

Andrew Jennings, U break I fix// 0842 "It's internally on the mother board."

INSIDE THIS FORT MYERS STORE -

TAKE NATS

PARENTS OCCASIONALLY FIX UP OLD SMART PHONES FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

Andrew Jennings, U break I fix // 0740 "They work well. You can still put your music on them and get your aps."

EXPERTS EXPLAIN THE PHONE'S ABILITY TO CALL FOR HELP NEVER GOES AWAY.

Andrew Jennings, U break I fix // 0635 "There is no way to turn that off. You will always have that feature on your phone."

TAKE 911 NATS

ONCE SIGNALED,

POLICE OFFICERS PLAY A GAME OF HIDE AND SEEK ON THE ROAD.

Edward Schilff, CCPD // 4618 "All the 911 calls we do receive, we do have to check out. Some our accidental."

OFTEN FINDING THEMSELVES AT THESE CELL PHONE TOWERS -

LOOKING FOR THE YOUNG CALLERS.

Edward Schilff, CCPD // 4730 "The kids think its funny and its a joke. We try to put a little fear in them.

Hey, this is serious. Someone could be having a serious medical issue."

A WARNING TONIGHT -

0130 "Give the phone to mom."

NEW TECHNOLOGY COUPLED WITH PLAYFUL HANDS AND GROWING MINDS

0013 "My house is on fire. What do I do?"

. CAN DELAY EMERGENCY RESPONDERS.

Edward Schilff, CCPD // 4730 "We try to put a little fear in them.

Hey, this is serious. Someone could be having a serious medical issue."

STEVE CAMPION, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


PUNKING 911-OC-2 SHOT


AND CAPE P-D TELLS STEVE THEY HAVEN'T ARRESTED ANY JUVENILES -- YET.

TYPICALLY MEETING WITH THEM AND THEIR PARENTS DOES THE TRICK.

SO THEY ASK PARENTS TALK TO THEIR KIDS AND BE MORE AWARE WHEN THEY GIVE THEM A PHONE TO PLAY WITH. Return to index of stories...


FL BIGGER BEER BILL-VOTOPS


BEER BREWERS AND BEER FANS IN FLORIDA HAVE THEIR EYES ON TALLAHASSEE.

A BILL IS MAKING ITS WAY THROUGH COMMITTEES THAT WOULD MAKE BIGGER BOTTLES LEGAL.

IT'S CALLED THE GROWLER.

THE 64 OUNCE BOTTLE IS BANNED IN FLORIDA RIGHT NOW.

64 OUNCES IS HALF A GALLON.

RIGHT NOW, THE 32 OUNCE VERSION AND GALLON JUG ARE LEGAL.

NAPLES BEACH BREWERY OWNER WILL LAWSON SAYS THE GROWLER WOULD MAKE HIM 15 TO 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR! Return to index of stories...


FL BIGGER BEER BILL-SOTVO


---SOT---

Will Lawson, Naples Beach Brewery Owner

04:47:14-:20

Growlers are an instrumental part of a small brewery's bottom line, and it can really make or break business for a small brewer.

THE SENATE BILL'S SPONSOR SAYS FLORIDA IS ONE OF ONLY FOUR STATES THAT STILL BAN THE GROWLER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


A STUNNING ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF SOCHI TODAY.

ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNIZABLE FACES OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS WILL NOT COMPETE IN HIS TOP EVENT.

THE LATEST DETAILS COMING UP IN A LIVE REPORT.

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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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RED DRIFT ALGAE-VOTOPS


COLD WEATHER AND WIND IS DRIVING UNSIGHTLY RED ALGAE ON TO LEE COUNTY BEACHES.

SCIENTISTS SAY IT'S NOT NEARLY AS BAD AS IT WAS A MONTH AGO

RESEARCHERS AT THE SANIBEL-CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION ARE STUDYING THE GROWTH.

THEY BELIEVE THE ALGAE IS TIED TO THE LAKE O FRESH WATER RELEASES FROM LAST SUMMER.

OTHER THAN THE SMELL SCIENTISTS SAY THE ALGAE WON'T HURT YOU. Return to index of stories...


ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


COOL END TO THE WORK WEEK

After a stormy Wednesday, cooler air rushed in across Southwest Florida Friday, with highs only in the upper 60s. Skies will clear this evening and temps fall quickly into the 50s. Expect a very chilly overnight, with lows in the mid 40s in urban corridor and low 40s inland.

More cool air is expected Friday. We'll see a heavy dose of sun, but a sea breeze will develop that will hold temps in the upper 60s and low 70s. Most beach locations will only climb into the mid and upper 60s. Another cool overnight is expected, with lows in the mid 50s.

We start the weekend on a sun-filled and pleasant note, with high back in the mid 70s. A reinforcing cool front will work through the area, but it will only create a few clouds across the area. It will cold Saturday Night, with lows falling into the upper 40s.

Despite the cool front Saturday, the warmup continues into Sunday. We'll see clear skies all day, with highs in the upper 70s.

More warmth arrives to start next week, with highs back in the low 80s Monday. Temps on Tuesday will also climb into the low 80s.

A few more clouds will be possible midweek next week, with highs in the mid 80s. No major weather system is expected to impact the area over the next 7 days.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER 3 SHOT-3 SHOT


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TEASE TWO


WE'LL TAKE YOU LIVE TO SOCHI.

WE'VE LEARNED OLYMPIC HOST, BOB COSTAS, IS OUT AGAIN TONIGHT.

AN UPDATE ON THE WINTER OLYMPICS WHEN WE COME BACK. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC OPEN-Clip


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TOSS TO JACK DOLES-2 SH-EANIBX


TWO RECOGNIZABLE FACES WILL BE NOTICEABLY ABSENT FROM TONIGHT'S WINTER OLYMPICS COVERAGE.

QUICK SPOILER ALERT.YOU WILL HEAR SOME EVENT RESULTS IN TONIGHT'S REPORT FROM SOCHI.

LET'S GO TO JACK DOLES LIVE IN THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC LIVE SHOT-IRD10 (RTR-1)


THE WEATHER CONTINUES TO BE A STORY IN THE SOCHI GAMES…ESPECIALLY… A WINTER GAMES… LIKE THIS. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC LIVE SHOT-trxPKG


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A WEEK INTO COMPETITION AT THE LONDON "SUMMER" GAMES IN 2012.MISTY MAY-TREANOR AND KERRI WALSH HAD TO WEAR FULL BODYSUITS IN THE BEACH VOLLEYBALL ARENA.BECAUSE THE TEMPERATURE WAS AROUND 49 DEGREES.

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ONE WEEK INTO COMPETITION AT THE "WINTER" OLYMPICS HERE IN SOCHI, IT'S BEACH VOLLEYBALL WEATHER.

SOT - Lee Reaney / Canadian Spectator

"It's fantastic. It's like summer. I'm in shorts."

SOT - Nick Rockwell / American Spectator

"It doesn't really seem like winter out here. Its been perfect. Sun's out. Been every day."

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TEMPERATURES IN THE 60'S HAVE MADE THESE GAMES QUITE COMFORTABLE FOR SPECTATORS.BUT NOT NECESSARILY FOR ATHLETES WHO HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT THE SNOW. CROSS COUNTY SKIER SADIE BJORNSEN MADE THE BEST OF IT BY COMPETING IN A TANK TOP TODAY. SHE FINISHED 18TH.

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LUCKILY THE MEN'S HOCKEY TEAM PLAYS ON INDOOR ICE WHERE THEY HAD NO PROBLEMS TODAY. TEAM USA BULLIED SLOVAKIA 7-1.

SOT - Blake Wheeler / USA Hockey

"it was fun to watch, some of those pretty goals and you know you get hot sticks in tournaments like this and it can carry you a long way."

THEY'LL NEED THOSE STICKS TO STAY HOT AS THEY PREPARE TO FACE TEAM RUSSIA SATURDAY. THE HOST TEAM BEAT SLOVENIA 5-2 IN THEIR OLYMPIC OPENER.

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AND WE MAY HAVE SEEN THE LAST OF A FIGURE-SKATING LEGEND ON THE ICE. FOUR-TIME MEDALIST YEVGENY PLUSHENKO WITHDREW FROM COMPETITION AND RETIRED TODAY.JUST FOUR DAYS AFTER HELPING RUSSIA WIN THE TEAM GOLD. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC LIVE SHOT-IRD10 (RTR-1)


THE MEN'S SHORT PROGRAM… IS ONE OF THE BIG EVENTS YOU'LL SEE ON NBC PRIMETIME TONIGHT.

BACK TO THE WEATHER A SECOND…

BODE MILLER… SAYS A GOOD DRAW FOR TOMORROW'S SUPER G… WILL BE CRUCIAL

BECAUSE THE COURSE IS BECOMING SO SOFT… IT'S GIVING A BIG ADVANTAGE TO THE SLALOM SKIERS.

MILLER IS THE DEFENDING GOLD MEDALIST IN THAT EVENT.

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


OLYMPIC Q & A-EANIBOXTOPS


AND JACK. BOB COSTAS IS OUT AGAIN. ANY WORD ON HIS CONDITION? Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC MEDAL COUNT-OC, CG


IT'S TIME FOR AN UPDATED MEDAL COUNT.

LOOK AWAY IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW BEFORE THE EVENTS AIR TONIGHT. AND BRIAN WILL TELL YOU WHEN YOU CAN LOOK BACK. Return to index of stories...


FGCU GAME STATUS-ON CAM


ALMOST 4 INCHES OF SNOW IN THE LAST 24 HOURS IN JOHNSON CITY TENNESSEE. IT'S WHY THE FGCU EAGLES LEFT S-W FLORIDA EARLY TUESDAY MORNING TO GET THERE.

DESPITE THE WEATHER SYSTEM HITTING MOST OF THE EASTERN U-S.THE EAGLES-ETSU GAME IS ON FOR TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FGCU IN SNOW-VOTOPS


???HOW LOOSE ARE THE EAGLES.

FRESHMAN GUARD TE-JAI ALLEN MISSED A SHOT DURING THIS MORNING SHOOT-AROUND.AND WAS FORCED TO DO SNOW ANGELS FACE DOWN IN THE SNOW.

AND LOOK AT COACH DOOLEY.GETTING IN THE ACT. Return to index of stories...


MAGIC ON FGCU-SOTVO


MAGIC DONATED ONE-HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE QUALITY LIFE CENTER.SERVING THE YOUTH OF THE DUNBAR NEIGHBORHOOD.

HE WANTS THE LOCAL COMMUNITY TO MATCH THAT DONATION. Return to index of stories...


FGCU WOMEN-ON CAM


THE EAGLES GO FOR A SEASON-HIGH 5TH STRAIGHT WIN.

WE PLAN TO GET YOU HIGHLIGHTS FROM JOHNSON CITY.

AND WE WILL BE AT ALICO ARENA TONIGHT AS THE FGCU WOMEN HOST MERCER. Return to index of stories...


TOM WATSON-NATSVO


WE HAVE NOT SEEN THAT HALL OF FAME SWING IN NAPLES SINCE 2006.

BUT TOM WATSON IS BACK. BACK TO PLAY THE ACE GROUP CLASSIC FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE '06.

THIS IS GOING TO BE A BIG YEAR FOR WATSON. IN THE FALL.HE CAPTAINS THE U-S RYDER CUP TEAM. Return to index of stories...


TOM WATSON-SOT


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MONTY AT ACE-VOTOPS


PLAYING IN THE SAME GROUP ON FRIDAY WITH WATSON.COLIN MONTGOMERIE.

THE FORMER TOP PLAYER ON THE EUROPEAN TOUR DURING THE 1990'S.MONTY IS PLAYING IN THE ACE GROUP CLASSIC FOR THE FIRST TIME.

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MONTY AT ACE-SOTVO-BNR


WE'VE POSTED FRIDAY'S FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS AND TEE TIMES ON OUR WEBSITE.

NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. CLICK ON THE SPORTS SECTION. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


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BOOTH ALERT


BREAKING NEWS -- A CHARLOTTE COUNTY JURY HAS JUST FOUND A MAN GUILTY OF ATTEMPTING TO MURDER A DEPUTY.

HENRY HOLBROOK ADMITTED TO WAVING A GUN INSIDE A PORT CHARLOTTE BINGO HALL IN NOVEMBER 2012 AND SHOOTING TOWARD A DEPUTY.

NO ONE WAS HURT IN THE SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


EDISON GRAND PARADE-OC, SS


WE'RE A COUPLE DAYS AWAY FROM THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHT GRAND PARADE.

SEVERAL ROADS IN FORT MYERS WILL CLOSE DOWN FOR THE EVENT.

THE PARADE STARTS SATURDAY NIGHT AT SEVEN.

FLOATS MAKE THEIR WAY FROM FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL TO U-S 41.

THE PARADE ENDS DOWNTOWN AT MAIN AND JACKSON STREETS. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...