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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
HLA aggressive salesman-trxVO TC MON 6PM PROMO-SOTTOPS
HLB pigs feet sanibel-VO TC MON STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
HLB pigs feet sanibel-SOTVO RED DRIFT ALGAE SWFL-VO-WIPE
HLC wx headline-trxWX CNTR RED DRIFT ALGAE SWFL-SOTVO
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
DANIELS CRASH-trxOC, (3) SS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
AGGRESSIVE SALESMAN CONCERN COLLIER-OC WEATHER 3 SHOT-3SHOT
AGGRESSIVE SALESMAN CONCERN COLLIER-BNR-PKG EDISON FESTIVAL OF LIGHT-SStops
TOSS TO RICK-trxOC, EANIBX OLYMPIC OPEN-CLIP
MORETZ TRIAL DAY 3-REM-7 OLYMPIC TOSS-2 SHOT, EANIBX
MORETZ TRIAL DAY 3-BNR-PKG OLYMPIC LIVE SHOT-IRD10-RTR2
MORETZ TRIAL DAY 3-SS, REMLIVE OLYMPIC LIVE SHOT-trxPKG
TOSS TO CHRISTINA-TRXVOTOPS, EANIBX OLYMPIC LIVE SHOT-IRD10-RTR2
PIGS FEET ON SANIBEL-REM-2 OLYMPIC Q & A-EANIBOX
PIGS FEET ON SANIBEL-BNR-PKG OLYMPIC MEDAL COUNT-CG
PIGS FEET ON SANIBEL-REM-2 SPORTS-PLASMA
TAMMY HALL IN PRISON-trxPLAS-(2)SS-PLAS ACE GROUP CLASSIC-ON CAM
LEE DEPUTY SUSPENDED-trxONCAM ACE GROUP CLASSIC-VOTOPS
MOBILE METH LAB BUST-(2)SS ACE GROUP CLASSIC-CGTOPS
CAPE MAYORAL RACE-ONCAM ACE GROUP CLASSIC-SOT
TOSS TO STEVE-OC, EANIBX ACE GROUP CLASSIC-ON CAM TAG
JEB BUSH AT COCONUT POINT-REM-7 TED WELLS REPORT-ON CAM
JEB BUSH AT COCONUT POINT-BNR-VO TED WELLS REPORT-CG-VOBOX
JEB BUSH AT COCONUT POINT-SOT TED WELLS REPORT-ON CAM
JEB BUSH AT COCONUT POINT-REM-7 RAYS PRESSER-VOTOPS
RAYS FUTURE IN CHARCO-VO-WIPE RAYS PRESSER-SOT
RAYS FUTURE IN CHARCO-SOTVO SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
RSW FLIGHT UPDATE-OC, VO VALENTINES DAY WEDDINGS-VO-WIPE
RSW FLIGHT UPDATE-SOTVO VALENTINES DAY WEDDINGS-SOTVO
TEASE ONE CLOSE-4SHOT
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HLA aggressive salesman-trxVO TC MON


A COLLIER COUNTY WOMAN THOUGHT A UTILITY WORKER WAS TESTING HER WATER.

SHE SAYS HE LED HER TO BELIEVE SHE WAS DRINKING SOMETHING DANGEROUS.

TONIGHT NBC-2 DISCOVERS HE WORKS FOR AN INDEPENDENT WATER COMPANY. AND COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO MORE PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


HLB pigs feet sanibel-VO TC MON


PLUS - ANIMAL PARTS ARE WASHING UP ALONG SANIEL BEACHES. Return to index of stories...


HLB pigs feet sanibel-SOTVO


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

NBC-2 UNCOVERS THE REASON THIS IS HAPPENING. Return to index of stories...


HLC wx headline-trxWX CNTR


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NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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DANIELS CRASH-trxOC, (3) SS


WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH BREAKING NEWS. 9 PEOPLE INJURED IN A TWO CAR CRASH ON DANIELS PARKWAY.

WESTBOUND LANES OF DANIELS ARE SHUTDOWN.

THIS IS JUST EAST OF THE INTERSTATE. BEFORE YOU GET TO JETBLUE PARK NEAR THE OLD AIRPORT ENTRANCE.

SIX OF THE INJURED ARE YOUNG CHILDREN.

THEY ARE HEADED TO THE HOSPITAL, BUT OFFICIALS SAY THE INJURIES ARE MINOR.

WE ARE TOLD AN S-U-V TURNED INTO THE PATH OF A VAN WITH SEVERAL KIDS INSIDE.

TRAFFIC IS BEING REROUTED ONTO THE TREELINE FRONTAGE ROAD.

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AGGRESSIVE SALESMAN CONCERN COLLIER-OC


A WARNING TONIGHT ABOUT A COMPANY SELLING WATER CONDITIONERS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT.

A COLLIER COUNTY WOMAN SAYS SHE THOUGHT A COUNTY UTILITY WORKER WAS TESTING HER TAP WATER.

BUT WHEN HE TOLD HER HER DRINKING COULD BE DANGEROUS AND TRIED TO SELL HER AN EXPENSIVE SYSTEM, SHE KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

NBC-2'S BRYAN ANDERSON PICKS UP THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


AGGRESSIVE SALESMAN CONCERN COLLIER-BNR-PKG


FIRST IT WAS THE WATER.

05:06:59-:01

Put drops in it turned brown.

THEN A WARNING ABOUT HER COPPER PIPES.

05:07:43

He said you're drinking that.

AND AN EXPENSIVE PROGNOSIS.

05:08:15

Replace all my piping into my slab.

BUTT TO

05:08:38-:41

I got a little scared actually.

NORTH NAPLES RESIDENT KATHLEEN TROTTER SAYS SHE ASSUMED HE WAS A COUNTY WORKER.

SHE SIGNED UP FOR THE INSPECTION BECAUSE SHE'S ON COUNTY WATER AND GOT THIS LETTER IN THE MAIL.

05:05:25-:30

. flooding, contaminated runoff, and water main breaks.

COLLIER WATER DIRECTOR STEVE MESSNER SAYS A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAVE CALLED ASKING ABOUT THIS COMPANY.

Steve Messner

05:24:27-:30

Collier County staff would never enter a resident's home.

IF YOU LOOK, THAT LETTER SAYS FLORIDA WATER ANALYSIS.

IT'S NOT YOUR LOCAL WATER UTILITY.

NBC2 UNCOVERED THE CENTRAL-FLORIDA BASED COMPANY HAS A VALID STATE LICENSE; AND RATES AN A-MINUS WITH THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU.

OWNER EUGENE YAUCHLER SAYS HE HAS SEVERAL HUNDRED SATISFIED CUSTOMERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

eugene Yauchler, Florida Water Analysis Owner

06:05:00-:03

Let me be clear. Our job is to fix water.

BUTT TO

05:54:11-:16

We're not out there to harm people.

MESSNER SAYS THE COUNTY IS NOT TIED TO FLORIDA WATER ANALYSIS.

WE SHOWED HIM THE COMPANY'S TEST RESULTS.

MESSNER

05:25:28-:31

They're really incomplete. It's very hard for me to to tell.

TROTTER SAYS THEY TRIED TO SELL HER A 45-HUNDRED DOLLAR WATER CONDITIONER.

MESSNER

05:30:29-:35

The only time that something like this would be necessary is if you're on well water.

YAUCHLER

06:05:49-:56

We can say it has potential to be harmful, but that doesn't mean it is harmful.

TROTTER SAYS SHE FELT DECEIVED.

05:14:26

I'm not embarrassed or anything. I'm just glad I caught it.

IN COLLIER COUNTY, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO RICK-trxOC, EANIBX


THE MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AND KILLING HIS WIFE IN A NAPLES HOSPITAL TOOK THE STAND TODAY.

AND WITHIN THE LAST HOUR --

THE JURY STARTED DELIBERATING.

JEFFREY MORETZ SAYS HE DOESN'T REMEMBER PULLING THE TRIGGER.

NBC-2'S RICK RITTER IS LIVE IN COLLIER COUNTY WITH DETAILS ON THE TESTIMONY EVERYONE WAS WAITING TO HEAR. Return to index of stories...


MORETZ TRIAL DAY 3-REM-7


-MORETZ DIDN'T CRY TODAY, SHOWED VERY LITTLE EMOTION - EVEN LAUGHED AT TIMES

-AS FAR AS SHOOTING AND KILLING HIS WIFE - HE SAYS HE BLACKED OUT AND BARELY REMEMBERS ANYTHING FROM WALKING IN THE HOSPITAL THAT DAY

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MORETZ TRIAL DAY 3-BNR-PKG


N THE STAND - STONE FACED AT TIMES - 56-YEAR-OLD JEFFREY MORETZ SAYS AN ALLEGED AFFAIR BETWEEN HIS WIFE AND CHRISTOPHER SERNA DROVE HIM "INSANE."

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 SAYS HE AND HIS WIFE USED TO DO EVERYTHING TOGETHER - AND THE TWO WERE *INSEPARABLE.*

BUT AFTER PHONE RECORDS REVEALED DOZENS OF CALLS AND TEXT MESSAGES BETWEEN HER AND SERNA - 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 *MADE LOVE* 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 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."

DURING CROSS EXAMINATION - THE STATE MENTIONED THAT CHRISTINE WAS JUST VISITING A FRIEND AT THE HOSPITAL - DOING NOTHING "INAPPROPRIATE" - AND THAT MORETZ KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE DID.

2:30:59 State "well you have a lot of excuses sir for your behavior. Excuse me, sir.You know what Mr. Moretz."

Jeffrey Moretz "I can't do anything to prove myself any different. My hands are tied.

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MORETZ TRIAL DAY 3-SS, REMLIVE


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 FINISHED UP ABOUT AN HOUR AGO.

-JURY IN DELIBERATION RIGHT NOW

-COUNT ON NBC2 TO BRING YOU THE VERDICT AS SOON AS WE GET ONE.

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TOSS TO CHRISTINA-TRXVOTOPS, EANIBX


ANIMAL PARTS ARE WASHING UP ON SHORE ALONG SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES.

PIG FEET LINE A SECTION OF SANIBEL ISLAND.

BUT NBC-2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY GOT TO THE BOTTOM OF THE DISTURBING MYSTERY.

SHE'S LIVE ALONG DONAX STREET ON THE EAST END OF THE ISLAND. Return to index of stories...


PIGS FEET ON SANIBEL-REM-2


HERE IS A LIVE LOOK AT WHAT IS WASHING UP.

POLICE CAME OUT AND TOOK A REPORT--

THERE ARE SOME EVERY FEW FEET FOR ABOUT HALF A MILE.

LET'S JUST SAY--IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT BBQ TONIGHT FOR VALENTINES DAY--

YOU MIGHT WANT TO TURN AWAY FOR THE NEXT MINUTE AND A HALF. Return to index of stories...


PIGS FEET ON SANIBEL-BNR-PKG


SANIBEL IS KNOWN FOR SHELLING --

BUT A STROLL ALONG THE BEACH THIS VALENTINES DAY --

BECAME A SHOCK FOR BARBARA BENNETT.

30:12 i didn't know what they were but i avoided them 30:14

THERE HAS BEEN SPECULATION --

32:31 just some dead fish that came up from all the dead storms that came up 32:37

33:41 what kind of fish would have something like that 33:45

BUT THE TRUTH -- ALMOST TOO HARD TO BELIEVE.

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

32:50 that most definitely looks like a pigs foot 32:52

IT HAS TO DO WITH THESE BOATS --

AND THERE'S A SIMPLE EXPLANATION.

41:24 this is typical bait for the trappers its just the function of the weather systems that have caused them to wash up 41:28

THE PIGS FEET OR HOOVES ARE HUGE.

NEARLY THE SIZE OF AN 8 AND A HALF WOMAN'S SIZE SHOE.

33:54 yea thats gross most definitely 34:02

AND STRANGE--

BUT NOT THE FIRST TIME IT'S HAPPENED.

AND PROBABLY NOT THE LAST.

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PIGS FEET ON SANIBEL-REM-2


THE CITY WILL PICK THE FEET UP AND DISPOSE OF THEM.

THEY ALSO SAY --NOT THAT THEY ARE ON ALERT THE FEET HAVE REACHED THE SHORE --

THEY WILL BE MONITORING THE REST OF THE AREAS OF THE BEACH.

LIVE ALONG SANIBEL

CHRISTINA LUSBY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL IN PRISON-trxPLAS-(2)SS-PLAS


A FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER WILL SPEND TONIGHT. AND THE NEXT SIX MONTHS IN HER FEDERAL PRISON CELL.

TAMMY HALL REPORTED TO COLEMAN FEDERAL PRISON THIS MORNING.

IT'S IN SUMTERVILLE.

THAT'S ABOUT 45 MINUTES NORTHWEST OF ORLANDO.

WE'VE LEARNED NEW DETAILS ABOUT WHAT LIFE WILL BE LIKE INSIDE THE PRISON.

HALL MUST BE AWAKE AND READY BY SIX O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING.

SHE WILL BE ASSIGNED A JOB INSIDE THE PRISON.

SHE MUST BE BACK IN HER LIVING AREA BY 9 AT NIGHT.

HALL WILL BE ALLOWED TO GO OUTSIDE IN THE PRISON YARD.

HALL'S PRISON SENTENCE IS PART OF HER PLEA DEAL.

SHE ADMITTED TO MISUSING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS.

SHE MUST ALSO SERVE 90 DAYS OF HOUSE ARREST AND 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


LEE DEPUTY SUSPENDED-trxONCAM


A LEE COUNTY DEPUTY IS OFF THE JOB FOR TWO DAYS AFTER HE WAS CAUGHT PARKING IN A HANDICAPPED SPOT.

DEPUTY RYAN POKLEMBA SAID HE HAD NO IDEA HE PULLED INTO THE SPOT AT THE MCDONALDS ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD AND METRO PARKWAY.

HE WAS ON SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT FOR A NARCOTICS OPERATION. IN CHARGE OF GETTING FOOD FOR THE TEAM. Return to index of stories...


MOBILE METH LAB BUST-(2)SS


CAPE CORAL POLICE SAY THEY FOUND AN ACTIVE METH LAB INSIDE A CAR.

IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON ALONG NORTHWEST 27TH TERRACE.

A NEIGHBOR CALLED POLICE ABOUT THE SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE.

OFFICERS SAY THEY IMMEDIATELY SPOTTED A METH PIPE.

KEITH LAKIN SAID IT WAS HIS.

LAKIN WAS ARRESTED AND THE LAB WAS DESTROYED. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MAYORAL RACE-ONCAM


THE FUTURE OF THE CAPE CORAL MAYORAL ELECITON IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF A LEE COUNTY JUDGE.

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

SULLIVAN SUED SAWICKI 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...


TOSS TO STEVE-OC, EANIBX


FORMER GOVERNOR JEB BUSH IS IN ESTERO FOR THE FAMILY'S 14TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF READING.

THE EVENT RAISES MONEY FOR THE BARBARA BUSH FOUNDATION FOR FAMILY LITERACY.

TONIGHT - WE'VE LEARNED HIS MOTHER IS STILL RECOVERING FROM PNEUMONIA IN HOUSTON.

STEVE CAMPION IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE COCONUT POINT RESORT WHERE HE JUST FINISHED SPEAKING WITH THE FORMER GOVERNOR.

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JEB BUSH AT COCONUT POINT-REM-7


AN UPBEAT AND SMILING JEB BUSH GREETED US THIS EVENING.

HE LEFT THE DOOR OPEN TO A 2016 PRESIDENTIAL RUN AND WEIGHED IN ABOUT THIS YEAR'S GUBERNATORIAL RACE. Return to index of stories...


JEB BUSH AT COCONUT POINT-BNR-VO


THE FORMER FLORIDA LEADER IS FILLING IN FOR HIS MOTHER BARBARA BUSH WHOSE RECOVERING IN HOUSTON FROM PNEUMONIA.

SHE'S OFTEN SEEN AT THIS EVENT.

BUSH IS HERE HELPING TO RAISE MONEY FOR HER FOUNDATION. WHICH WANTS TO MAKE SURE EVERY CHILD AMERICA IS ABLE TO READ.

WE PRESSED HIM ON A POTENTIAL PRESIDENTIAL RUN, CHARLIE CRIST, AND ASKED HOW HIS FATHER FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE H. BUSH'S HEALTH.

HERE'S WHAT HE HAD TO SAY. Return to index of stories...


JEB BUSH AT COCONUT POINT-SOT


TAKE SOT -:30

Jeb Bush, Former FL Governor

"If I believe I could make a contribution by running and I believe that it's not at a sacrifice to my family sometime later this year I'll make that decision if I don't I've got a blessed life."

"I just prefer not to talk about Charlie Crist. In honor of my mother where she taught me not to say bad things about anybody. I think I'll take a pass."

"He's hanging in there. He's I think stabilized at a healthy level. He's in good spirits. He's got great humor still." Return to index of stories...


JEB BUSH AT COCONUT POINT-REM-7


MORE THAN 750 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED HERE FOR TONIGHT'S FUNDRAISING INCLUDING CURRENT GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT.

BUSH EXPECTS TO RAISE MORE THAN A 1.3 MILLION DOLLARS.

AS FOR CHARLIE CRIST - BUSH SAYS HE'S BACKING SCOTT IN NOVEMBER.

LIVE IN ESTERO, STEVE CAMPION, NBC2 Return to index of stories...


RAYS FUTURE IN CHARCO-VO-WIPE


THE TAMPA BAY RAYS HAVE AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE IN FLORIDA.

THE BASEBALL TEAM AND SAINT PETE OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A NEW STADIUM SITE.

THEIR CONTRACT IS UP IN 2027.

IF THEY MOVED, WE WANTED TO KNOW IF IT WOULD IMPACT THEIR SPRING TRIANING IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

NBC-2 DISCOVERED THEIR CONTRACT IN TAMPA HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SPRING TRAINING.

IF THEY WANT TO LEAVE CHARLOTTE COUNTY, THEY JUST NEED TO GIVE A NINE MONTH WARNING.

THE RAYS MANAGER SAYS HE DOESN'T WANT TO MOVE. Return to index of stories...


RAYS FUTURE IN CHARCO-SOTVO


:11 Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay Rays Manager "You could talk about fancy, whatever, more elaborate, I don't know to me this is what Spring training is supposed to look like, it's what it's supposed to feel like."

THE RAYS *GENERAL* MANAGER WAS UNAVAILABLE TO COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


RSW FLIGHT UPDATE-OC, VO


THE HARSH WINTER WEATHER CONTINUES TO HAMMER MUCH OF THE NATIONS. CAUSING THOUSANDS OF DELAYS AGAIN TODAY.

IN FACT, WE FOUND OUT AIRLINES CANCELLED MORE FLIGHTS THIS SEASON THAN IN THE LAST 25 YEARS.

SINCE DECEMBER MORE THAN 75-THOUSAND.

14 FLIGHTS ARE CANCELLED AT RSW.

A LOT LESS THAN THE 86 YESTERDAY.

ON TOP OF THAT THERE ARE STILL DOZENS OF DELAYS.

FRUSTRATED PASSENGERS ARE SEEING LONG LINES AT THE AIRPORT. Return to index of stories...


RSW FLIGHT UPDATE-SOTVO


Sharon 3:59:35-3:59:47

"I'm hoping that they're going to put me on a flight out of here, at

least by tomorrow. I'm not happy that I'm here all day waiting for a

flight arrangement. "

TOURISM OFFICIALS ARE WORKING WITH HOTEL MANAGERS TO HELP STRANDED PASSENGERS WITH DISCOUNTS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


STILL TO COME. THE FIRST FULL WEEK OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS DRAWS TO A CLOSE. AND WHAT A WEEK ITS BEEN.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADAMIR PUTIN WAS DOING AT THE U-S OLYMPIC HOUSE TODAY.

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6PM PROMO-SOTTOPS


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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RED DRIFT ALGAE SWFL-VO-WIPE


AS WE HEAD INTO THE PRESIDENT'S DAY WEEKEND, WE WANTED TO CHECK ON BEACH CONDITIONS.

A LOT OF THAT NASTY RED DRIFT ALGAE WASHED ASHORE THE PAST COUPLE DAYS.

TODAY, WE CHECK FORT MYERS BEACH, BONITA BEACH AND BAREFOOT BEACH.

IT IS GETTING BETTER. Return to index of stories...


RED DRIFT ALGAE SWFL-SOTVO


"We walk every morning around 630 it's pretty bad, it can be 2 inches thick."

"I'm not too fond of it, its just kinda annoying I really wouldn't just want to swim in it."

THE ALGAE MAY STINK, BUT IT WON'T HURT YOU.

LEE COUNTY QUICKLY CLEANS UP THE AREA IF ALGAE STARTS TO OVERWHELM THE SHORELINE. Return to index of stories...


ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


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.

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-3SHOT


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EDISON FESTIVAL OF LIGHT-SStops


THE EDISON FESTIVAL OF LIGHT PARADE IS TOMORROW NIGHT.

SEVERAL ROADS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA, INCLUDING US 41.

THE PARADE STARTS AT SEVEN AT FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL AND MAKES ITS WAY TO MAIN STREET.

COMING UP. A LIVE REPORT FROM SOCHI. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC OPEN-CLIP


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OLYMPIC TOSS-2 SHOT, EANIBX


SOME ATHLETES ARE FEELING THE LOVE OUTSIDE OF THEIR COMPETITIONS THIS VALENTINES DAY.

THERE ARE A FEW SPOILERS IN TONIGHT'S REPORT.

JACK DOLES IS LIVE IN SOCHI WITH THE LATEST ON THE GAMES. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC LIVE SHOT-IRD10-RTR2


THERE IS NO LOVE LOST WHEN YOU ARE IN THE HEAT OF COMPETITION… WITH A GOLD MEDAL ON THE LINE.

BUT EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE COMPETITION TAKES A BACK SEAT TO THE OLYMPIC SPIRIT…

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OLYMPIC LIVE SHOT-trxPKG


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IT'S VALENTINE'S DAY HERE IN SOCHI, BUT THERE WAS NO LOVE FOR TEAM USA AT THE LAURA SKI CENTER. FOUR AMERICAN MEN STARTED THE 15 KILOMETER CROSS COUNTRY CLASSIC.AND NONE FINISHED HIGHER THAN 31ST.

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A COUPLE HOURS LATER THE WOMEN RAN THE 15-K INDIVIDUAL BIATHLON.WHERE THE TOP U-S FINISHER WAS 23RD.

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ONE OLYMPIAN WHO HAS FOUND PUPPY LOVE IS GUS KENWORTHY. THE SLOPESTYLE SILVER MEDALIST IS SEEKING TO ADOPT STRAY PUPPIES HE DISCOVERED NEAR THE ATHLETES VILLAGE.

SOT - Gus kenworthy / USA Slopestyle

"I just fell in love with them, and felt that if i can do anything to help them I really wanted to try, and kind of told myself that i was gonna do whatever i could to bring one or all of them home."

VLADIMIR PUTIN MAY HAVE DELIVERED A POLITICAL VALENTINE TO THE UNITED STATES. THE RUSSIAN PRESIDENT DROPPED BY THE TEAM USA HOUSE FOR A TOUR AND A MEETING WITH U-S-O-C OFFICIALS TODAY.

OF COURSE HE COULD HAVE BEEN TRYING TO PSYCH-OUT THE MEN'S HOCKEY TEAM.WHICH FACES-OFF AGAINST RUSSIA TOMORROW.

SOT - Jonathan Quick / USA Hockey

"It's going to be a lot of fun. It's going to be exciting. You come to these tournaments and work as hard as you do so you could play in games like that."

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AND THERE WILL BE ANOTHER CHANGE BEHIND THE ANCHOR DESK ON NBC TONIGHT. WITH BOB COSTAS STILL RECOVERING FROM AN EYE INFECTION, AND MATT LAUER DOING DOUBLE DUTY ON THE TODAY SHOW.MEREDITH VIERA WILL BECOME THE FIRST WOMAN TO SOLO HOST AN OLYMPICS IN PRIMETIME. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC LIVE SHOT-IRD10-RTR2


TOO BAD THEY DIDN'T SCHEDULE USA- RUSSIA FOR VALENTINES DAY…

TONIGHT ON NBC PRIME TIME, MEN'S FIGURE SKATING WRAPS UP… AND U-S MEN… HAVE WON THE LAST TWO GOLDS IN THE MEN'S SUPER G… CAN WE MAKE IT THREE IN A ROW?? TUNE IN TO NBC PRIME TIME TO FIND OUT.

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


OLYMPIC Q & A-EANIBOX


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OLYMPIC MEDAL COUNT-CG


SPOILER ALERT.

IT'S TIME FOR THE UPDATED MEDAL COUNT.

LOOK AWAY, AND BRIAN WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN TO LOOK BACK. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS-PLASMA


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ACE GROUP CLASSIC-ON CAM


27-TH YEAR OF THE ACE GROUP CLASSIC IN NAPLES. AND BERNHARD LANGER IS ON THE FAST TRACK TO BECOMING THE TOURNAMENT'S FIRST 3-TIME WINNER OF THE CHAMPIONS TOUR EVENT. Return to index of stories...


ACE GROUP CLASSIC-VOTOPS


LANGER IS THE DEFENDING CHAMP AND ALSO WON THE 2011 EVENT AT THE QUARRY.

GETS OFF TO A QUICK START.DRAINS THE LONG BIRDIE PUTT HERE AT THE PAR-3 SECOND.

BOB TWAY.WHO PLAYED THE BACK NINE FIRST.FINISHING WITH A BIRDIE AT THE 9TH.SHOT 65.

LANGER AT 18.TAPS IN FOR PAR.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE LEADER-BOARD. Return to index of stories...


ACE GROUP CLASSIC-CGTOPS


LANGER LEADS BOB TWAY BY ONE.OLIN BROWNE BY TWO.

IT WAS A BIRDIE FEST OUT THERE,.

11 PLAYERS WITHIN 4 SHOTS OF LANGER'S LEAD AFTER HIS OPENING ROUND OF 64. Return to index of stories...


ACE GROUP CLASSIC-SOT


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ACE GROUP CLASSIC-ON CAM TAG


THEY RE-SHUFFLE THE PAIRINGS.

LANGER WILL PLAY WITH BOB TWAY AND OLIN BROWNE. Return to index of stories...


TED WELLS REPORT-ON CAM


THE LONG-AWAITED REPORT FROM INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATOR TED WELLS INTO THE BULLYING OF MIAMI DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE LINEMAN JONATHAN MARTIN WAS RELEASED TODAY. 144 PAGES. Return to index of stories...


TED WELLS REPORT-CG-VOBOX


THE REPORT CONCLUDES THAT INCOGNITO DID HARASS JONATHAN MARTIN. IT PLAYED A ROLE IN MARTIN LEAVING THE DOLPHINS IN LATE OCTOBER.

FELLOW TEAMMATE JOHN JERRY AND MIKE POUNCEY WERE FULLY INVOLVED IN THE HARASSMENT OF MARTIN.

ANOTHER UN-NAMED PLAYER AND AN ASSITANT TRAINER WERE ALSO SUBJECTED TO THIS TREATMENT BY THE THREE.

AND THAT DOLPHINS HEAD COACH JOE PHILBIN WAS UNAWARE OF THE WHOLE SITUATION. Return to index of stories...


TED WELLS REPORT-ON CAM


WE GOT A STATEMENT FROM THE DOLPHINS LATE THIS MORNING. THEY ARE REVIEWING BEFORE TAKING ACTION.POSSIBLY ON POUNCEY AND JERRY WHO ARE UNDER CONTRACT FOR NEXT SEASON. RICHIE INCOGNITO BECOMES A FREE AGENT NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


RAYS PRESSER-VOTOPS


WE WERE AT THE CHARLOTTE SPORTS PARK TODAY.

RAYS GENERAL MANAGER ANDREW FRIEDMAN AND RAYS MANAGER JOE MADDON OPENED CAMP WITH THEIR ANNUAL PRESS CONFERENCE.

MADDON LOVES THEIR COMPLEX AT THE CHARLOTTE SPORTS PARK. Return to index of stories...


RAYS PRESSER-SOT


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SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


THE RAYS PITCHER AND CATHERS WORK OUT TOMORROW MORNING.

THE RED SOX AND TWINS START MONDAY MORNING. Return to index of stories...


VALENTINES DAY WEDDINGS-VO-WIPE


IT'S GOING TO BE EASY FOR AT LEAST 30 LEE COUNTY COUPLES TO REMEMBER THEIR ANNIVERSARY.

THEY LINED UP TODAY, ON VALENTINE'S DAY, TO EXCHANGE VOWS.

THE LEE COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS OFFICE SAYS TODAY IS ITS BUSIEST DAY OF THE YEAR FOR WEDDINGS. Return to index of stories...


VALENTINES DAY WEDDINGS-SOTVO


:TAKE SOT::

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

Rose Cullen, Just Married

:47:27

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

Rosie!! haha

THE SHORT AND SWEET CEREMONIES TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND COST UNDER 150 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...