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DIRECTORS PAGE METH FOUND IN CAR 10 DAYS AGO-2 SS
HLA moretz trial-TRX-VOTOPS CAPE CORAL MAYOR UPDATE-SS VO
HLB tammy hall is in prison-TRX-SS-SOT FLOOD INSURANCE UPDATE-ONCAM
2 SHOT TAG-2 SHOT SOCHI CLIP-CLIP
BREAKING-CLIP WHAT'S ON TONIGHT-2 CGTOPS
DANIELS CRASH-SSTOPS MEDAL COUNT-2 CG TOPS
BREAKING-CLIP 42nd ART SHOW & SALE-CGTOPS
TOSS TO RICK-2 SHOT PUSH VO OBX CARS ON FIFTH-CGTOPS
MORETZ TRIAL-REM LIVE TEASE ONE-2SHOT
MORETZ TRIAL-PKG TZ1 A) RAYS FUTURE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY-VO-WIPE
MORETZ TRIAL-REM LIVE TZ1 B) GQ VALENTINES FLOWERS-SOTTOPS
TAMMY HALL IS IN PRISON-OC 2 SS OC TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
TAMMY HALL IS IN PRISON-PKG MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
TOSS TO HEATHER-EAniBx ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
DOLPHINS HARASSMENT REPORT-NEWSROOM FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
DOLPHINS HARASSMENT REPORT-SSTOPS VO TOSS TO CHAD-2 SHOT SS
DOLPHINS HARASSMENT REPORT-NEWSROOM GQ VALENTINES FLOWERS-PLASMA, VO
VA THUNDER SNOW-trxNATSVO GQ VALENTINES FLOWERS-PKG
AIRPORT DELAYS-VOTOPS GQ VALENTINES FLOWERS-PLASMA
TOSS TO TY-EAniBx EDISON PARADE-VO SS
RSW FLIGHT DELAYS-LIVEU TEASE TWO-1 SHOT
RSW FLIGHT DELAYS-PKG TZ2 A) RAYS FUTURE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY-VO
RSW FLIGHT DELAYS-LIVEU TZ2 B) pig feet on beach-SOTVO
MOBILE METH LAB BUST-trx OC SS OC CLERK'S OFFICE WEDDINGS-trxTCMON
MOBILE METH LAB BUST-PLASMA CLERK'S OFFICE WEDDINGS-BNR-PKG
MOBILE METH LAB BUST-SS VO WIPE NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
MOBILE METH LAB BUST-SOTVO A) RED DRIFT ALGAE-VO-WIPE
MOBILE METH LAB BUST-PLASMA B) WOMAN TELLS OFF BURGLAR-SOTVO


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HLA moretz trial-TRX-VOTOPS


JUST OFF THE STAND -- AN ACCUSED MURDERER CLAIMS HE'S NOT A COLD-BLOODED KILLER -- HIS WIFE WAS SHOT TO DEATH IN THE HEAT OF PASSION.

WE ARE LIVE WITH THE LATE-BREAKING DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


HLB tammy hall is in prison-TRX-SS-SOT


AND FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL REPORTED TO PRISON TODAY.

I'm joelle parks at coleman federal prison complex. I'll tell you what hall's new life is gonna look like." Return to index of stories...


2 SHOT TAG-2 SHOT


I'M PETER BUSCH --

I'M KELLIE BURNS --

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DANIELS CRASH-SSTOPS


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW AT FIVE.

FHP SAYS SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE INJURED IN A RUSH-HOUR CRASH ON DANIELS PARKWAY.

THE ACCIDENT IS NEAR CHAMBERLAIN PARKWAY EAST OF I-75 NEAR THE ENTRANCE TO THE OLD AIRPORT.

DANIELS PARKWAY IS CLOSED FOR WESTBOUND TRAFFIC.

SO IF YOU'RE DRIVING ON DANIELS FROM GATEWAY OR SAY, LEHIGH ACRES, YOU'LL HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER WAY TO GET THROUGH.

COUNT ON US FOR MORE INFORMATION WHEN WE GET IT. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING-CLIP


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TOSS TO RICK-2 SHOT PUSH VO OBX


WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS IN A COLLIER COUNTY MURDER TRIAL.

A MAN CHARGED WITH MURDERING HIS WIFE TAKES THE STAND.

JEFFREY MORETZ SHOT HIS WIFE INSIDE A HOSPITAL ROOM.

BUT HE SAYS IT WAS NOT MURDER.

NBC2'S RICK RITTER WAS IN COURT FOR THE TESTIMONY WE'VE BEEN WAITING TO HEAR.

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MORETZ TRIAL-REM LIVE


-MORETZ TOOK THE STAND FOR ABOUT AN HOUR

-HE SAYS AN ALLEGED AFFAIR BETWEEN HIS WIFE AND CHRISTOPHER SERNA DROVE HIM CRAZY

-HE SAYS HE EVEN HAD A PANIC ATTACK JUST BEFORE HE ENTERED PHYSICIANS REGIONAL - AND THAT HE DOESN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING ABOUT SHOOTING AND KILLING HIS OWN WIFE Return to index of stories...


MORETZ TRIAL-PKG


FOR THE FIRST TIME - WE'RE HEARING FROM 56-YEAR-OLD JEFFREY MORETZ - AFTER THE DEFENSE STARTED ITS ARGUMENTS FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

MORETZ SAYS HE AND HIS WIFE CHRISTINE USED TO DO EVERYTHING TOGETHER - AND THE TWO WERE *INSEPARABLE* BEFORE SHE HAD AN ALLEGED AFFAIR WITH CHRISTOPHER SERNA.

SOMETHING HE SAYS HE FOUND OUT ABOUT THROUGH PHONE RECORDS.

Jeffrey Moretz/2:07:05 "My whole world had just caved in. The one thing I always feared more than anything in the world more than paralyzed and dying was losing my wife."

MORETZ WENT ON TO SAY THAT THE TWO SPLIT UP AND WERE GETTING READY TO FILE FOR DIVORCE.

BUT JUST WEEKS BEFORE HE ALLEGEDLY SHOT AND KILLED CHRISTINE - THE TWO HUNG OUT AND HAD SEXUAL INTERCOURSE MULTIPLE TIMES - GIVING HIM HOPE THAT THEY WERE GETTING BACK TOGETHER.

ON JULY 5TH 2011 - THE 56-YEAR-OLD FOUND HIS WIFES CAR AT PHYSICIANS REGIONAL HOSPITAL - AFTER SHE SAID SHE WAS GOING TO VISIT A FRIEND AT N-C-H.

WHEN HE FOUND CHRISTINE'S CAR IN THE PARKING LOT - MORETZ SAYS HE HAD A PANIC ATTACK AND BLACKED OUT - WIPING HIS ENTIRE MEMORY OF THE ALLEGED MURDER.

Jeffrey Moretz/2:18:33 "If you haven't had a panic attack - you don't understand. If you have, you understand. You feel like your spacing out and walking sideways."

RICK LIVE

MORETZ IS HOPING TO BE CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER IN "HEAR OF PASSION" - IF SO, HE'LL FACE A MAXIMUM OF 30 YEARS IN PRISON

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


MORETZ TRIAL-REM LIVE


MORETZ IS HOPING TO BE CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER IN "HEAR OF PASSION" - IF SO, HE'LL FACE A MAXIMUM OF 30 YEARS IN PRISON

BUT IF HE'S CONVICTED OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER - HE COULD FACE LIFE IN PRISON.

CLOSING ARGUMENTS JUST FINISHING UP.

WE'LL BRING YOU THE VERDICT AS SOON AS WE GET ONE.

PLUS -

COMING UP AT SIX - WE'LL SHOW YOU CROSS EXAMINATION BETWEEN THE STATE AND MORETZ - AND HOW MORETZ LASHED OUT SEVERAL TIMES.

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


TAMMY HALL IS IN PRISON-OC 2 SS OC


FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL WILL SPEND HER FIRST NIGHT IN FEDERAL PRISON TONIGHT.

SHE ADMITTED TO STEALING CAMPAIGN MONEY AND USING IT TO PAY HER MORTAGE AND SHOP AT HIGH END STORES.

HALL WILL SPEND THE NEXT SIX MONTHS AT THE COLEMAN FACILITY IN SUMTERVILLE, ABOUT 45 MILES NORTH WEST OF ORLANDO.

NBC2'S JOELLE PARKS LOOKS AT WHAT HALLS' LIFE WILL LOOK LIKE INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL IS IN PRISON-PKG


FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL IS SELLING INTO HER NEW HOME

FOR THE NEXT 6 MONTHS- COLEMAN FEDERAL PRISON.

RIGHT NOW I'M TOLD HALL IS PREPARING FOR DINNER THE SETTING UP HER FOR

HER FIRST NIGHT.

WE WERE HERE WHEN HALL SURRENDERED AS PART OF HER PLEA AGREEMENT.

SHE ADMITTED TO STEALING MORE THAN33 THOUSAND DOLLARS OF CAMPAIGN

MONEY AND USING IT TO PAY HER MORTGAGE AND GO SHOPPING.

HALL ,IS TRADING IN THE DESIGNER CLOTHES THAT GOT HER HERE IN THE

FIRST PLACE FOR GREEN INSTITUTION CLOTHING.

SHE'LL BE ASSIGNED A JOB AND GET USED TO A NEW SCHEDULE.

INSIDE COLEMAN-HALL HAS BE READY TO GO BY 6 AM,

BACK IN HER LIVING AREA BY 9.

HALL IS LIVING IN THE CAMP PORTION OF THE PRISON,

WHICH MEANS HER ROOM WILL LOOK MORE LIKE A DORM THAN A CELL.

SHE WILL BE ALLOWED TO GO OUTSIDE,

JUST NOT BEYOND THE GATE IN THE DISTANCE UNTIL SHE'S RELEASED IN AUGUST.

SHE'LL SERVE 90 DAYS PROBATION AT HOME.

REPORTING AT COLEMAN FEDERAL PRISON JP. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO HEATHER-EAniBx


THE MIAMI DOLPHINS BULLYING SCANDAL MAY MORE WIDESPREAD THAN FIRST REALIZED.

NBC2 HAS NEW DETAILS FROM A JUST-RELEASED REPORT.

NBC2 ANCHOR HEATHER TURCO JOINS US LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH WHAT WE'VE FOUND OUT. Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS HARASSMENT REPORT-NEWSROOM


PETER,

THIS NEW INFORMATION IS COMING AFTER A 3-MONTH PROBE INTO ALLEGATIONS ABOUT BULLYING IN THE DOLPHINS LOCKER ROOM.

THE N-F-L ASKED FOR IT AFTER JONATHAN MARTIN LEFT THE TEAM IN OCTOBER, COMPLAINING HE WAS BEING TAUNTED AND RIDICULED DAILY - AND HE JUST COULDN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE.

THE MOST INTERESTING THING TO COME OUT - WAS THAT ACCUSED BULLY, RICHIE INCOGNITO DIDN'T ACT ALONE. Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS HARASSMENT REPORT-SSTOPS VO


THE INVESTIGATION FOUND - *3 MIAMI DOLPHINS PLAYERS - INCOGNITO, JOHN JERRY AND MIKE POUNCEY HARASSED MARTIN *AND ANOTHER YOUNG DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE LINEMAN AND AN ASSISTANT TRAINER.

HOWEVER, THEY WERE NOT NAMED.

INVESTIGATORS DID MORE THAN 100 INTERVIEWS --

LOOKED AT THOUSANDS OF TEXT MESSAGES AND E-MAILS --

THEY UNCOVERED THE VICTIMS HEARD DEROGATORY LANGUAGE, HOMOPHOBIC NAME-CALLING, RACIST SLURS AND VICIOUS SEXUAL TAUNTS ABOUT HIS MOTHER AND SISTER, FROM ALL 3.

THE VICTIMS ALSO HAD TO DEAL WITH IMPROPER PHYSICAL TOUCHING.

HOWEVER, THE REPORT CONCLUDED MARTIN'S TEAMMATES DIDN'T INTEND TO DRIVE THE LEFT TACKLE FROM THE TEAM OR CAUSE HIM LASTING EMOTIONAL DISTRESS.

THE INCOGNITO CAMP - QUICK TO REACT, INSISTING THE REPORT WAS FULL OF ERRORS AND THAT MARTIN "WAS NEVER BULLIED BY RICHIE INCOGNITO OR ANY OTHER MEMBER OF THE DOLPHINS' OFFENSIVE LINE."

THE DOLPHINS PLAN TO REVIEW THE REPORT IN DETAIL BEFORE RESPONDING. Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS HARASSMENT REPORT-NEWSROOM


INVESTIGATION WAS REQUESTED BY THE N-F-L.

MARTIN'S AGENT SAYS JONATHAN FEELS "VINDICATED" BY TODAY'S REPORT.

THE DOLPHINS OWNER RECENTLY SAID HE DOESN'T EXPECT EITHER PLAYER TO RETURN TO MIAMI NEXT SEASON.

INCOGNITO IS AN UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENT.

MARTIN HAS TWO YEARS LEFT ON HIS CONTRACT BUT LIKELY WILL BE TRADED OR RELEASED.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, HEATHER TURCO, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


VA THUNDER SNOW-trxNATSVO


thunder!

YOU GOTTA LOVE WINTER.

THAT WAS "THUNDER SNOW" IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.

THERE WERE REPORTS OF THUNDERSNOW FROM THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INTO THE NORTHEAST. Return to index of stories...


AIRPORT DELAYS-VOTOPS


THE WINTER STORM HAS CAUSED ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND FLIGHT DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS ACROSS THE U-S TODAY. PASSENGERS CAMPED OUT TODAY AT THE AIRPORT IN CHARLOTTE.

THIS SEASON HAS SEEN THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CANCELLATIONS IN MORE THAN 25 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO TY-EAniBx


NBC2'S TY RUSSELL JOINS US LIVE FROM R-S-W WITH HOW LOCAL TOURISM OFFICIALS ARE TRYIGING TO HELP SOME OF THOSE DISTRESSED PASSENGERS. Return to index of stories...


RSW FLIGHT DELAYS-LIVEU


14 FLIGHTS CANCELLED AT RSW TODAY AND RIGHT NOW THE LEE COUNTY VCB IS WORKING WITH HOTEL MANAGERS TO GET DISCOUNTS TO STRANDED TRAVELERS.

MANY TELL ME THEY'RE FRUSTRATED THEY AREN'T GETTING EXTRA HELP FROM AIRLINES. Return to index of stories...


RSW FLIGHT DELAYS-PKG


ANOTHER DAY OF LONG LINES AT RSW.

AND TEMPERS ARE STARTING TO FLARE.

Sharon 3:59:42 "I'm not happy that I'm here all day

waiting for a flight."

IT'S A TWO HOUR WAIT FOR SOME TRAVELERS AT THIS U S AIRWAYS TICKET COUNTER.

Sharon 3:59:52-3:59:54"And they're not giving you anything for accommodations."

THIS AIRLINE IS DEALING WITH 500 CANCELLED FLIGHTS NATIONWIDE.

AND THEYRE REBOOKING TRAVELERS FROM 3000 FLIGHTS CANCELLED THURSDAY.

DELAYED TRAVELERS ARE STARTED TO LOSE HOPE.

Jerry Leary/ delayed traveler "Who knows these days? With the weather

and everything up in the northeast, we are not optimistic."

4:05:08-4:05:14

AND WHILE THE NUMBER OF CANCELLATIONS TODAY IS DOWN, THERE ARE STILL DOZENS OF DELAYS.

"One of the flight attendants was in an accident, I guess due to the

weather, so our flight was delayed." 4:08:37-4:08:43 Angela Guidone/

traveller

SOME WORKERS IN OTHER AIRPORTS WERE STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER.

THAT DIDNT HELP WITH THE MESS.

AIRLINES EXPECT THE DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS TO DECLINE OVER THE WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


RSW FLIGHT DELAYS-LIVEU


THIS PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN LEE VCB AND HOTELS DOESN'T ONLY EXIST HERE.

ALL STRANDED PASSENGERS SHOULD GO TO THE INFORMATION BOOTHS AT MOST

AIRPORTS TO GET HELP AND DISCOUNTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS.

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MOBILE METH LAB BUST-trx OC SS OC


CAPE CORAL POLICE MADE ANOTHER METH BUST -- THIS ONE IN A CAR.

IT'S THE SECOND TIME THIS MONTH THEY'VE FOUND MATERIALS USED TO MAKE THE DRUGS IN A CAR ON A CITY STREET.

THIS LATEST DISCOVERY WAS JUST WEST OF CHIQUITA BOULEVARD.

NBC2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN PICKS UP OUR STORY IN THE STUDIO. Return to index of stories...


MOBILE METH LAB BUST-PLASMA


HERE WHAT POLICE ARE TELLING ME:

THEY FOUND A ONE POT METH LAB IN A CAR PARKED IN THE NORTHWEST CAPE.

THAT MEANS THIS PERSON CAN STRATEGICALLY THROW ALL THE INGREDIENTS USED FOR METH IN ONE JAR OR POT AND IT WILL CRYSTALLIZE WITHOUT

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MOBILE METH LAB BUST-SS VO WIPE


HERE'S THE GUY ARRESTED -- 32 YEAR OLD KEITH LAKIN --

POLICE FOUND HIM AFTER GETTING A CALL ABOUT A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE.

PEOPLE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD THOUGHT A CAR LOOKED OUT OF PLACE PARKED NEAR AN EMPTY FIELD AT NW 18TH AVENUE AND NW 27TH TERRACE

WHEN OFFICERS APPROACHED TWO PEOPLE INSIDE GOT OUT MAKING IT OBVIOUS THEY DIDN'T WANT POLICE TO SEE WHAT WAS INSIDE.

COPS FIRST NOTICED A PIPE USED TO SMOKE METH ON THE PASSENGER SEAT.

THEN THEY FOUND THE ONE POT METH LAB IN THE BACK SEAT WITH 31 OUNCES OF CHEMICALS IN THE PROCESS OF BECOMING METH.

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MOBILE METH LAB BUST-SOTVO


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MOBILE METH LAB BUST-PLASMA


LAKIN IS CHARGED WITH PRODUCING AND TRAFFICKING METHAMPHETAMINE.

THE DRIVER OF THE CAR WAS NOT ARRESTED.

POLICE SAY THIS IS AN IMPORTANT REMINDER - DON'T BE AFRAID TO CALL SOMETHING IN IF IT LOOKS SUSCIPIOUS

NO ONE KNOWS YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD BETTER THAN YOU.

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METH FOUND IN CAR 10 DAYS AGO-2 SS


JUST 10 DAYS AGO, CAPE CORAL POLICE SAY THEY SEIZED METH, AND CHEMICALS AND MATERIALS USED TO MAKE IT, INSIDE A CAR.

THEY FOUND IT DURING A TRAFFIC STOP ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD, NEAR HANCOCK BRIDGE PARKWAY.

OFFICERS ARRESTED BILLY JO SNOWDEN AND JAMIE WOODWARD.

THEY FACE DRUG CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL MAYOR UPDATE-SS VO


THE FUTURE OF CAPE CORAL'S HIGHEST OFFICE IS NOW UP TO A LEE COUNTY JUDGE.

NBC2 CONFIRMS FORMER MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN'S LAWYER AND CURRENT MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI'S TEAM FILED THEIR PROPOSED RULINGS --

SULLIVAN SUED SAWICKI AND THE ELECTIONS OFFICE AFTER LOSING BY 121 VOTES.

HE CLAIMS THE CITY VIOLATED STATE LAWS AND THERE SHOULD BE A NEW ELECTION.

THE JUDGE HASN'T SET A TIMEFRAME ON WHEN SHE MAY RULE IN THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


FLOOD INSURANCE UPDATE-ONCAM


LOCAL LEADERS JUST RETURNED FROM WASHINGTON D.C. OPTIMISTIC THEY CAN STOP FLOOD INSURANCE RATE HIKES.

FORT MYERS BEACH MAYOR ALAN MANDEL TELLS US MEETINGS WITH HOUSE AND SENATE MEMBERS WENT WELL.

HE PREDICTS THE HOUSE WILL VOTE ON DELAYING THE RATE INCREASES IN A COUPLE WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI CLIP-CLIP


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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT-2 CGTOPS


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

YOU WILL SEE ALPINE SKIING: THE MEN'S SUPER-COMBINED.

FREESTYLE SKIING: THE WOMEN'S AERIALS.

WOMANS SKELETON:

AND MEN'S FIGURE SKATING. Return to index of stories...


MEDAL COUNT-2 CG TOPS


NOW'S THE TIME TO LOOK AWAY IF THE 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...


42nd ART SHOW & SALE-CGTOPS


IT'S A WEEKEND OF ART ON MATLACAHA.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT HUNDREDS OF PAINTINGS BY LOCAL ARTISTS.

THE 42ND ANNUAL ART SHOW AND SALE IS TOMORROW AND SUNDAY, AT THE MATLACHA COMMUNITY CENTER ON PINE ISLAND ROAD. Return to index of stories...


CARS ON FIFTH-CGTOPS


AND YOU CAN SEE HUNDREDS OF COOL CARS IN DOWNTOWN NAPLES TOMORROW.

THE LOCAL FERRARI CLUB IS HOSTING ITS 10TH ANNUAL "CARS ON FIFTH" SHOW.

NEARLY 40 THOUSAND PEOPLE CAME LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


IT IS ONE OF THE REASONS MARCH IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS SO SPECIAL.

SPRING TRAINING BASEBALL IS ABOUT TO BEGIN.

THREE TEAMS TRAIN HERE, INCLUDING THE TAMPA BAY RAYS. BUT IF THE TEAM MOVES TO ANOTHER CITY, WILL THE TEAM LEAVE CHARLOTTE COUNTY. WE FIND OUT

Red roses are synonymous with Valentine's Day. What can you do to

help your flowers stay fresh longer? Would you consider using soda,

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TZ1 A) RAYS FUTURE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) GQ VALENTINES FLOWERS-SOTTOPS


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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.

WARMER FOR THE WEEKEND

It was a sun-filled but somewhat cool Valentine's Day across Southwest Florida, with highs only in the mid to upper 60s. If you're heading out to celebrate this evening, make sure to bring a jacket, with temps falling into the 50s. Overnight lows will not be as chilly, with temps holding in the mid 50s.

We start a slow warming trend for the weekend, with highs on Saturday climbing into the low 70s. A weak cool front will work through the area late Saturday, bringing a few clouds and a reinforcing shot of cool air. This cool air will bring lows Saturday Night down in the mid 40s, with low 40s possible inland.

Despite the cool air in the morning, the warmup will march on Sunday. Expect plenty of sun and highs climbing into the mid 70s.

The quiet and dry weather still looks to continue into next week. Sunshine will continue for President's Day, with highs in the upper 70s. More sun is likely on Tuesday, with temps back in the low 80s.

A touch more moisture will arrive midweek, bringing a few more clouds to the area. Highs by Thursday will push into the mid 80s.

It still looks like no major weather systems will affect the region over the next 7 days. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHAD-2 SHOT SS


IT IS VALENTINES DAY AND AN ESTIMATED 200-MILLION RED ROSES WILL BE GIVEN AS TOKENS OF AFFECTION TODAY.

TONIGHT'S *GOOD QUESTION* SHOWS HOW TO MAKE THAT GESTURE OF LOVE LAST LONGER.

"WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO KEEP FLOWERS LOOKING FRESH?"

NBC-2'S CHAD OLIVER SET-UP A WEEK-LONG EXPERIMENT TO FIND THIS ANSWER. Return to index of stories...


GQ VALENTINES FLOWERS-PLASMA, VO


WE'RE FOCUSING ON ROSES SINCE THEY ARE THE MOST COMMON FLOWER GIVEN TODAY.

THERE ARE SO MANY MYTHS OUT THERE.

THINGS YOU CAN ADD TO THE WATER TO MAKE THE FLOWERS STAY FRESH.

WE RAN A WEEK-LONG EXPERIMENT TO FIND OUT WHAT WORKS THE *BEST. Return to index of stories...


GQ VALENTINES FLOWERS-PKG


FOR THIS ANSWER WE GO TO A WORLD-CLASS GARDEN PARADISE IN OUR OWN BACKYARD.

THE NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN.

EVEN THOUGH ROSES GROW HER

E,

WE BROUGHT TWO DOZEN OF OUR OWN.

I ELICIT THE HELP OF THE GARDEN'S COLLECTIONS COORDINATOR: LIZ CHEHAYL.

I love every kind of flower.

WE BRING OUT SIX VASES AND THEN ADD THINGS *RUMORED* TO KEEP FLOWERS FRESH.

SODA - I USE SPRITE BECAUSE IT'S CLEAR.

Lets put some more.

ASPIRIN.

Aspirin lowers the PH of the water.

TO ANOTHER VASE, I ADD A SMALL AMOUNT OF BLEACH.

Next up, pennies.

Copper and zinc are both fungicides so I'm guessing that's why people

may think that pennies might work.

LAST WE USE FLOWER FOOD FROM THE FLORIST.

WHAT'S IN THE PACKET?

Basically sugar and a disinfectant.

WE *ONLY* USE PLAIN WATER FOR THE FINAL VASE.

FOR ALL SIX, THE WATER WAS CHANGED EVERY OTHER DAY WITH TEST INGREDIENTS ADDED BACK TO THE VASES. THE ENDS OF THE STEMS CLIPPED SLIGHTLY EACH TIME. FAST FORWARD ONE WEEK AND THE RESULTS WERE DEFINITIVE.

Oh some stand out

THE ROSES WITH SODA STARTED OUT GREAT BUT QUICKLY WILTED.

There was more sugar in the water so they were getting more nutrition so

they opened their flowers faster.

ASPIRIN WAS *NOT* THE CURE FOR THIS EXPERIMENT.

That's sad

AND THE PENNIES DIDN'T FARE ANY BETTER.

They're really. see how they're tipped over like that.

FOR THE ROSES WITH JUST PLAIN WATER.

and as you can see that doesn't seem to work very well either.

THE PACKET FROM THE FLORIST KEPT THE ROSES *AND* LEAVES LOOKING FRESH.

Overall, the plants look better.

BUT AFTER A WEEK, THE ROSES WITH *BLEACH* LOOKED THE BEST.

Oh they're beautiful.

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GQ VALENTINES FLOWERS-PLASMA


BLEACH IS A DISINFECTANT.

IT KEEPS THE WATER FROM GETTING CLOUDY AND STOPS THE GROWTH OF BACTERIA.

USE BLEACH SPARINGLY THOUGH.

ONLY ABOUT A QUARTER OF A TEASPOON PER LITER OF WATER.

DO YOU HAVE A GOOD QUESTION?

SEND IT TO US.

N-B-C DASH-2 DOT COM.

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EDISON PARADE-VO SS


WE JUST FOUND OUT GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS GOING TO BE THE GRAND MARSHAL FOR TOMORROW'S EDISON FESTIVAL OF LIGHT PARADE.

IT'S THE FIRST TIME A GOVERNOR WILL BE THE GRAND MARSHAL.

THE PARADE STARTS AT SEVEN O CLOCK. IT'S THE LARGEST NIGHT PARADE IN THE SOUTH.

SOME PEOPLE MARKED OFF SPOTS WEEKS AGO ALONG US 41 NEAR DOWNTOWN TO WATCH IT.

HERE IS A LOOK AT THE ROUTE. IT STARTS AT FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL GOES ALONG U-S 41, TO DOWNTOWN, AND ENDS AT MAIN AND JACKSON STREETS.

MORE THAN A DOZEN STREETS WILL BE CLOSED..BEGINING TOMORROW MORNING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1 SHOT


SPRING TRAINING BASEBALL IS ABOUT TO BEGIN IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

BUT HOW SECURE IS THE TAMPA BAY RAYS FUTURE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY?

NEXT AT FIVE NBC2 UNCOVERS WHETHER PROBLEMS FUNDING A NEW STADIUM IN THE TAMPA AREA WILL AFFECT THEIR SPRING TRAINING HOME.

ALL NEW AT SIX.

30:24 oh is that what it is i dont know what it is is that what it is 30:28

A DISGUSTING MYSTERY WASHES ONTO SANIBEL.

NBC-2 DISCOVERS WHAT'S BEHIND ANIMAL PARTS LINING THE ISLAND. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) RAYS FUTURE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY-VO


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TZ2 B) pig feet on beach-SOTVO


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CLERK'S OFFICE WEDDINGS-trxTCMON


LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT THE LEE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE.

AT LEAST 30 COUPLES GOT MARRIED TODAY IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

NBC 2S HOLLIE HOJEK TAGGED ALONG FOR THE VALENTINES DAY NUPTIALS. Return to index of stories...


CLERK'S OFFICE WEDDINGS-BNR-PKG


nat pop music

TUCKED INSIDE THESE OFFICE WALLS -- SITS A MAKE SHIFT CHAPEL AND A

WEDDING CEREMONY FIT FOR TWO.

FRIDAY -- VALENTINES DAYS 20-14- MARKS THE BEGINNING OF A LIFETIME

TOGETHER FOR AT LEAST 30 BRIDES AND GROOMS TO BE.

James Cullen and Rose Cullen, Just Married

:47:27

:06 and plus i thought february 14th- he'd remember our anniversary! haha

Rosie!! haha

THERE WAS PLENTY OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE LEE

COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE--EVEN.SOME NERVES.

Nancy Scafuri

AFTER A YEAR OF DATING- THIS CAPE CORAL COUPLE COULDN'T WAIT FOR THE BIG DAY.

Nancy and Joseph Scafuri

Cape Coral

:12:13 ive been running around all morning like a maniac.

:02

:11:44

:05 we have so many friends we didnt want to have a big huge party-

we're going to have a reception later, like a big party.

TODAY- THEY WERE THE ONLY TWO IN THE ROOM.

Nancy and Josephy Scafuri, Just Married

:14:34 i didnt know what to expect.

yea i didnt know either.

:02

THEIR CEREMONY--

SHORT, SWEET--

SEALED WITH A KISS.

Nancy Scafuri, Just Married

:14:42 my mom and dad got married like this, and they were married fifty years.

:03

::14:48 so it doesnt always mean in a church , means everything is perfect.

yea i dont think that means anything.

:03

:15:04 it matters who you are with.

:01

AS FOR WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR THESE NEWLYWEDS- LOTS OF TRAVELING.

BUT RIGHT NOW.

:13:41

:07 im hungry. hahaha

we are. we havent eaten.

we skipped dinner and breakfast today- so now were going to go eat

its, were done! we did it!

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NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


THERE ARE CONCERNS TONIGHT RED DRIFT ALGAE WILL CONTINUE TO WASH ASHORE ON LEE COUNTY BEACHES. IN THE HEIGHT OF TOURIST SEASON

WE FOUND IT ON FORT MYERS BEACH YESTERDAY.

SO TODAY, WE WENT ON BEACH PATROL TO FIND OUT IF ITS ANYWHERE ELSE.

PLUS --

"You need to think about what you did today, behind bars,

YOU'VE GOT TO SEE THIS --

A FLORIDA WOMAN HAS A MESSAGE FOR THE GUY WHO JUST BROKE INTO HER HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


A) RED DRIFT ALGAE-VO-WIPE


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B) WOMAN TELLS OFF BURGLAR-SOTVO


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