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DIRECTORS PAGE AGGRESSIVE SALESMAN-SOTVO
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP 6:32 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH 6:32 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
OVERNIGHT FATAL FATAL-TRX, VO FL STOLEN ASHES-SS
TOSS TO WEATHER-2SHOT, WX ANIBOX CAPE MAYORAL RACE-SS, VO
6:02 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL CLEAVA SUIT-VOWIPE
EDISON FESTIVAL-VOWIPE CLEAVA SUIT-SOTVO
EDISON FESTIVAL-SOTVO JAY GRAY SOCHI LIVE-CLIP
PARADE ROUTE-SSTOPS, BNR JAY GRAY SOCHI LIVE-2SHOT, EANIBOX
MORETZ TRIAL-ONCAM JAY GRAY SOCHI LIVE-SAT27
MORETZ TRIAL-PKG JAY GRAY SOCHI LIVE-PKG
IMMOKALEE SHOOTING-TRX, SS JAY GRAY SOCHI LIVE-SAT27
CAPE METH LAB-VO,SS JAY GRAY SOCHI LIVE-EANIBOX
FOP LETTER-TRX, OC, VO SOCHI MEDAL COUNT-CG(2)
FOP LETTER-SOTVO BOAT RAMP CLOSURE-SS
TAMMY HALL IN PRISON-trxPLAS-(2)SS-PLAS GREEK FEST-SSTOPS
RED DRIFT ALGAE-TRX-VOTOPS FORECAST WHAT'S TRENDING-WX ANIBOX
RED DRIFT ALGAE-SOTVO BREAK FOUR AT 6:39:30
KIDS FREE FISHING-SS 6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
PINE ISLAND ARTSHOW-SSTOPS CROSS TALK-3SHOT
FREE NATIONAL PARKS-VOTOPS, BNR 6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
FORECAST TODAY'S DAYPLANNER-WX ANIBOX FLORIDA FLOOD INSURANCE-trxVO
BREAK ONE AT 6:09:30 FL UNIVERSAL EXPANSION-trxVOTOPS-OC
6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP FL UNIVERSAL EXPANSION-SOTVO
CROSS TALK-3SHOT PIGS FEET ON SANIBEL-VOWIPE
6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL PIGS FEET ON SANIBEL-SOTVO
SPORTS WRAP-PKG VALENTINES DAY WEDDINGS-VOWIPE
RAYS FUTURE IN PORT CHARLOTTE-VO IN PLASMA VALENTINES DAY WEDDINGS-SOTVO
RAYS FUTURE IN PORT CHARLOTTE- PKG SAME SEX COUPLE DENIED-VO
TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT FL SAME SEX OPPOSITION-TRX,VOWIPE
6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP FL SAME SEX OPPOSITION-SOTVO
6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL BROADWAY WEDDING RING-VOWIPE
BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30 BROADWAY WEDDING RING-SOTVO
FL BRUSH FIRE-trx, VO RED SOX REPORTS TO TRAINING-CGTOPS
LEHIGH CRASH-TRX,SSTOPS, VO TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT
DANIELS WRECK-SSTOPS, VO BREAK FIVE AT 6:49:45
FL CHILD PORN ARREST-SS 6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
FL FALSE RAPE REPORT-SS 6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
SCAM VICTIM-TRX-VOTOPS ASIA FEST-CGTOPS
SCAM VICTIM-SOTVO CAPE FARMERS MARKET-CGTOPS
READING FUNDRAISER-NATSVO POT BUSINESS CLEARED-TRX,VO
READING FUNDRAISER-SOTVO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT OVERNIGHT FATAL-VOTOPS
SOCHI BUMP-SATTOPS EDISION FESTIVAL-VOTOPS
BREAK THREE AT 6:27:15 MORETZ TRIAL-VOTOPS
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP TAMMY HALL-VOTOPS
GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH BOSTON RED SOX-VOTOPS
ESTERO SEX SCANDAL-TRX,SS,OC FINAL FORECAST-WX GFX
LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-OTS, VO GOODBYE-3SHOT
AGGRESSIVE SALESMAN-TRX,VOWIPE  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


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GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH


GOOD MORNING EVERYONE, I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

AND I'M CLIFTON FRENCH. Return to index of stories...


OVERNIGHT FATAL FATAL-TRX, VO


WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS FROM OVERNIGHT --

WE HAVE CONFIRMED ONE PERSON IS DEAD FOLLOWING A TERRIBLE CRASH IN COLLIER COUNTY --

IT HAPPENED AT THE INTERSECTION OF SHADY HOLLOW BLVD AND 9TH STREET AROUND 2:30 THIS MORNING --

WE HAVE A CREW ON THE SCENE --

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL IS STILL INVESTIGATING THE CRASH --

RIGHT NOW WE KNOW ONLY ONE CAR WAS INVOLVED.

WE'RE CONTINUING TO MAKE CALLS ON THIS BREAKING NEWS THIS MORNING --

WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED AS WE UNCOVER MORE INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO WEATHER-2SHOT, WX ANIBOX


OUR OTHER BIG STORY THIS MORNING --

WEATHER.

IT'S ANOTHER CHILLY MORNING --

METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING IS TRACKING THIS COLD FRONT --

JASON, CAN WE EXPECT IT TO WARM UP TODAY? Return to index of stories...


6:02 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Some phenomenal weather awaits Southwest Florida this weekend, featuring tons of sun, comfortable temps, and low humidity. We even have a cool front to track today that will reinforce and replenish the cool air we already have in place, sending temps back down into the 40s late tonight.

We'll notice a few more clouds passing through during our Saturday, but sunshine will still be prevalent. The front that's moving in today is pretty weak, so with the exception of a couple sprinkles, we'll be in store for another dry day across Southwest Florida.

Once the front moves in by the middle of the afternoon, our sky will stay clear and quiet for the remainder of the day.

If you're head downtown to see the Edison Festival of Light Parade, the forecast looks great--just a little chilly and breezy with temperatures around 60 degrees when the parade gets underway. Temps will be quickly dropping into the 50s through the evening, so you'll want to have a coat, especially with the stiff breeze.

Temperatures during the day will be quite comfortable as highs only reach the low to mid 70s, but keep in mind we'll have strong northwesterly breeze this afternoon gusting up to 20-25 mph, which will work to make the air feeling cooler.

With clear skies in place tonight, temperatures will be rather chilly as morning lows dip into the mid 40s early Sunday with inland spots cooling into the low 40s.

Sunday is shaping up to be another beautiful day with wall to wall sunshine, low humidity, and daytime highs in the mid 70s.

Temperatures start to rebound as we go through the upcoming week. We're back around 80 by Monday afternoon, and that's where we'll stay for the remainder of the week. In fact, for the second half of the week, highs should manage to climb into the mid 80s with morning lows only dropping into the mid 60s.

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...


EDISON FESTIVAL-VOWIPE


WE ARE HOURS AWAY FROM A HUGE EVENT IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

THE EDISON FESTIVAL OF LIGHT --

FESTIVITIES ARE ALL DAY -- CULMINATING WITH THE GRANDE PARADE TONIGHT.

FOR MONTHS, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN STAKING OUT THEIR SPOTS ALONG THE ROUTE.

THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE MORE THAN 200 FLOATS.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH ONE TEAM WHO WAS PUTTING ON THE FINISHING TOUCHES. Return to index of stories...


EDISON FESTIVAL-SOTVO


Megan minor/Float builder:

31:38-31:48

"I think we've got a good shot. You know it's a lot of hard work. It's a lot of fun but we've definitely captured the essence of edisonia."

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS GOING TO BE THE GRAND MARSHAL FOR TONIGHT'S PARADE.

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

EVENTS KICK OFF AT 10 A-M THIS MORNING -- STARTING WITH A CRAFTS GALORE ALONG THE RIVER. Return to index of stories...


PARADE ROUTE-SSTOPS, BNR


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 STARTING THIS MORNING --

INCLUDING THE DOWNTOWN EXIT OFF OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE BRIDGE AND PARTS OF US 41 AND MLK.

YOU CAN FIND A LIST OF ROAD CLOSURES ON OUR WEBSITE AT NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


MORETZ TRIAL-ONCAM


THIS MORNING, A COLLIER COUNTY MAN SITS IN JAIL, WAITING TO SEE IF HE WILL SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISION FOR KILLING HIS WIFE.

A JURY CONVICTED, 56-YEAR-OLD JEFFREY MORETZ OF 2ND DEGREE MURDER, HE WAS HOPING FOR A MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTION.

N-B-C2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS WAS IN THE COURTROOM WHEN THE VERDICT WAS READ. Return to index of stories...


MORETZ TRIAL-PKG


trt 1:20

:15

1:04

nat

:02

the defendent is guilty of second degree murder

LITTLE REACTION---

AND EVEN LAUGHTER

Nat

FROM A MAN CONVICTED OF KILLING HIS WIFE.

Nat

JEFFREY MORETZ - STONE- COLD IN COURT-- TAKING THE STAND IN HIS OWN DEFENSE SAYS HE KILLED HIS WIFE IN A HEAT OF PASSION.

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."

DURING CLOSING ARGUMENTS-

MORETZ SHED A SINGLE TEAR-

LISTENING TO THE DEFENSE TALK ABOUT HIS WIFE'S ALLEGED AFFAIR.

NAT

MORETZ SAYS THAT AFFAIR DROVE HIM "INSANE."

ON JULY 5TH 2011 - THE 56-YEAR-OLD FOUND HIS WIFES CAR AT PHYSICIANS REGIONAL HOSPITAL -

MORETZ SAYS HE HAD A PANIC ATTACK AND BLACKED OUT -

AND HAS NO CLEAR MEMORY OF THE 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."

BUT THE STATE CLAIMS MORETZ KNEW ABOUT THE AFFAIR MONTHS BEFORE

AND KILLED CHRISTINE OUT OF HATRED.

Nat he wanted to take his wife down with him.

A JURY AGREED-

IT TOOK JUST TWO HOURS TO CONVICT HIM OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER.

Mara Marzano

Assistant state attorney

:04

I think we've just done our job. And I think the jury did theirs And we're very grateful f or that

MORETZ FACES LIFE IN PRISON -

NAT laughing

A SENTENCING WHICH WILL HAPPEN MARCH 21ST -- SOMETHING HE TOLD THE JUDGE-HE HOPES STARTS SOON.

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IMMOKALEE SHOOTING-TRX, SS


A MAN IN IMMOKALEE IS SHOT IN THE GROIN AS HE TRIES TO GET AWAY FROM A ROBBER --

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES TELL US IT HAPPENED ON TAYLOR STREET -- NEAR IMMOKALEE DRIVE.

DEPUTIES SAY THE GUN DIDN'T DO MUCH DAMAGE -- AND WAS POSSIBLY A PELLET GUN.

WE KNOW DOCTORS ARE TREATING HIM.

DEPUTIES ARE SEARCHING FOR THE SHOOTER-SLASH-ROBBER. Return to index of stories...


CAPE METH LAB-VO,SS


A CAPE MAN -- BUSTED FOR MAKING METH -- IN HIS CAR.

NEIGHBORS SAY THEY NOTICED A CAR PARKED IN AN EMPTY LOT SO THEY CALLED POLICE.

WHEN OFFICERS ARRIVED THEY FOUND A ONE-POT MOBILE METH LAB.

POLICE ARRESTED KEITH LAKIN, AND CHARGED HIM WITH

PRODUCING AND TRAFFICKING METHEMPHETAMINE.

WE CHECKED OVERNIGHT, AND HE IS STILL IN JAIL THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


FOP LETTER-TRX, OC, VO


DID A LOCAL POLICE ORGANIZATION REALLY SEND A LETTER WITH A TARGET OVER A MAN'S FACE?

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS --

ATTORNEY SCOTT MORRIS IS ONE OF SEVERAL PEOPLE STILL FIGHTING THE CONTROVERSIAL FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT IN CAPE CORAL.

HE RECEIVED A TYPED LETTER WITH NO RETURN ADDRESS -

INDICATING IT'S FROM THE CAPE CORAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE PRESIDENT.

IT INCLUDES A PHOTO OF HIM IN THE CROSSHAIRS AND READS *REMEMBER THE FACE*.

IT HAS NO SIGNATURE OR LETTERHEAD. Return to index of stories...


FOP LETTER-SOTVO


When there are cross hairs drawn over someone's picture that's not a

good thing and if it actually came from someone within the FOP that

concerns me even more because these are the people that are supposed

to protect us

MORRIS SAYS HE PLANS TO FILE A REPORT WITH THE LEE COUNTY

SHERIFF'S OFFICE -

WE'VE BEEN REACHING OUT TO THE FOP TO SEE IF THEY SENT THE LETTER BUT HAVE NOT HEARD BACK. Return to index of stories...


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


THIS MORNING, FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL IS WAKING UP FOR THE 1ST TIME IN A FEDERAL PRISION NORTH OF TAMPA.

SHE WILL SPEND THE NEXT SIX MONTHS AT COLEMAN FEDERAL PRISION, IN SUMTERVILLE.

SHE REPORTED FRIDAY MORNING, AND SPENT MUCH OF THE DAY BEING PROCESSED AND LEARNING THE RULES.

INMATES ARE REQUIRED TO BE UP AND READY BY 6 AM, AND SHE WILL HAVE TO WORK AND KEEP A JOB WHILE SHE IS THERE.

SHE IS LIVING IN A DORM STYLE AREA, INSTEAD OF A CELL, AND SHE WILL BE ALLOWED TO GO OUTSIDE IN THE PRISON YARD.

HALL ADMITTED TO MISUSING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS.

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


RED DRIFT ALGAE-TRX-VOTOPS


IF YOU PLAN ON HITTING THE BEACH THIS WEEKEND --

WATCH OUT FOR RED DRIFT ALGAE --

NBC2 WENT ON BEACH PATROL --

THE HEAVIEST CONCENTRATION OF ALGAE IS ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

IT'S PATCHY THERE.

FURTHER SOUTH -- ON BONITA AND BAREFOOT BEACH -- IT'S ALMOST NON EXISTENT. Return to index of stories...


RED DRIFT ALGAE-SOTVO


jennifer Rusa/ Fort Myers Beach Resident - "We walk every morning around six-thirty and it's pretty bad."

louann Panas/ Visitor - "I'm not too fond of it, its kinda of annoying I wouldn't want to go swimming in it."

WE FOUND OUT --

HOW MUCH WASHES UP ON SHORE DEPENDS ON WIND AND COLD TEMPERATURES.

SCIENTISTS SAY WE'LL CONTINUE TO SEE THE ALGAE THROUGHOUT THE MONTH. Return to index of stories...


KIDS FREE FISHING-SS


TAKING A LOOK AT SOME THINGS TO DO --

KIDS CAN FISH FOR FREE TODAY AT THE KIDS LOVE FISHING EVENT --

IT'S FROM 8:30 AND NOON.

HEAD TO CAMP DISCOVERY AT FLORIDA SPORTS PARK ON COLLIER BOULEVARD IN EAST NAPLES.

THE EVENT ALSO REATURES A FLY FISHING DEMONSTRATION, A ROCK WALL CLIMBING EVENT AND GIANT TORTOISE RIDES. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND ARTSHOW-SSTOPS


THE PINE ISLAND ART SHOW IS THIS WEEKEND FROM 10-4 AT THE MATLACHA COMMUNITY CENTER.

LOCAL ARTISTS WILL BE THERE SHOWING OFF HUNDREDS OF MATTED AND FRAMED PAINTINGS.

PLENTY OF FREE PARKING AND A HOST OF LOCAL SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS FOR YOU TO ENJOY. Return to index of stories...


FREE NATIONAL PARKS-VOTOPS, BNR


THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE IS CELEBRATING PRESIDENT'S WEEKEND WITH "FREE" ADMISSION TO ALL 401 NATIONAL PARKS.

THAT MEANS-

YOU CAN HEAD OUT TO BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE --

AND RICH MARINE ESTUARIES.

THE FEE-FREE WEEKEND STARTS TODAY AND RUNS THROUGH MONDAY.

YOU CAN ALSO FIND SPECIAL EVENTS BY LOGGING ON.

TO OUR WEBSITE, NBC-2.COM. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TODAY'S DAYPLANNER-WX ANIBOX


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...


BREAK ONE AT 6:09:30


6:09:35 Return to index of stories...


6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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CROSS TALK-3SHOT


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6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Some phenomenal weather awaits Southwest Florida this weekend, featuring tons of sun, comfortable temps, and low humidity. We even have a cool front to track today that will reinforce and replenish the cool air we already have in place, sending temps back down into the 40s late tonight.

We'll notice a few more clouds passing through during our Saturday, but sunshine will still be prevalent. The front that's moving in today is pretty weak, so with the exception of a couple sprinkles, we'll be in store for another dry day across Southwest Florida.

Once the front moves in by the middle of the afternoon, our sky will stay clear and quiet for the remainder of the day.

If you're head downtown to see the Edison Festival of Light Parade, the forecast looks great--just a little chilly and breezy with temperatures around 60 degrees when the parade gets underway. Temps will be quickly dropping into the 50s through the evening, so you'll want to have a coat, especially with the stiff breeze.

Temperatures during the day will be quite comfortable as highs only reach the low to mid 70s, but keep in mind we'll have strong northwesterly breeze this afternoon gusting up to 20-25 mph, which will work to make the air feeling cooler.

With clear skies in place tonight, temperatures will be rather chilly as morning lows dip into the mid 40s early Sunday with inland spots cooling into the low 40s.

Sunday is shaping up to be another beautiful day with wall to wall sunshine, low humidity, and daytime highs in the mid 70s.

Temperatures start to rebound as we go through the upcoming week. We're back around 80 by Monday afternoon, and that's where we'll stay for the remainder of the week. In fact, for the second half of the week, highs should manage to climb into the mid 80s with morning lows only dropping into the mid 60s.

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...


SPORTS WRAP-PKG


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RAYS FUTURE IN PORT CHARLOTTE-VO IN PLASMA


THE TAMPA BAY RAYS START SPRING TRAINING TODAY AT THE CHARLOTTE SPORTS PARK.

FOR YEARS, THE RAYS EXPLORED THE IDEA OF LEAVING TROPICANA FIELD IN ST PETE AND FINDING A NEW SPOT TO PLAY REGULAR SEASON GAMES.

NBC2'S LUCAS SEILER DID SOME DIGGING TO FIND OUT WHETHER THAT MOVE WOULD IMPACT THEIR SPRING TRAINING. Return to index of stories...


RAYS FUTURE IN PORT CHARLOTTE- PKG


FOR SIX YEARS THE TAMPA BAY RAYS HAVE CALLED PORT CHARLOTTE HOME IN THE SPRING.

NAT cameras

THEIR DAYS AT THEIR TAMPA BAY HOME -- TROPICANA FIELD -- MAY BE NUMBERED.

BUT MANAGER JOE MADDON LOVES IT AT CHARLOTTE SPORTS PARK.

Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay Rays Manager "The fields themselves… a little bit of isolation… I love that."

IN A ONE ON ONE INTERVIEW TODAY N-B-C TWO WANTED TO KNOW IF A MOVE FROM SAINT PETE WOULD AFFECT THE TEAMS TRAINING SCHEDULE.

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 suppose to feel like."

MADDON DOESN'T WANT TO LEAVE -

WE CHECKED WITH THE COUNTY -- AND ANY MOVE IN THE BAY AREA WOULDN'T IMPACT THE RAYS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ALTHOUGH, IT WOULDN'T BE DIFFICULT IF THEY WANTED TO TRAIN SOMEWHERE ELSE - ALL IT TAKES IS A NINE-MONTH WARNING TO CHARLOTTE COUNTY THEY WANT OUT.

Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay Rays Manager "I think the mission was accomplished trying to expand the footprint, getting down here moving the Spring training out of St. Pete… I think it was a great idea."

RAYS FAN KEITH NOWAK, MAKES THE DRIVE FROM SARASOTA EVERY YEAR TO WATCH HIS FAVORITE TEAM TRAIN.

Keith Nowak, Fan "St. Pete's a good location to watch the major league games too, but Spring training in Port Charlotte is really nice."

IF A NEW STADIUM IS BUILT IN TAMPA, THE RAYS WOULD HAVE TO DEMOLISH THEIR CURRENT STADIUM AND PAY ST. PETERSBURG FOR EVERY LOST YEAR OF PLAY UNTIL 2027.

IF THEY CHOOSE TO LEAVE CHARLOTTE, A NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY MAY.

Keith Nowak, Fan "If the Devil Rays felt another location was better, they're my favorite American league team, so I'd go wherever they thought."

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


TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE TWOS IS STRAIGHT AHEAD AT 6-22. Return to index of stories...


6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Some phenomenal weather awaits Southwest Florida this weekend, featuring tons of sun, comfortable temps, and low humidity. We even have a cool front to track today that will reinforce and replenish the cool air we already have in place, sending temps back down into the 40s late tonight.

We'll notice a few more clouds passing through during our Saturday, but sunshine will still be prevalent. The front that's moving in today is pretty weak, so with the exception of a couple sprinkles, we'll be in store for another dry day across Southwest Florida.

Once the front moves in by the middle of the afternoon, our sky will stay clear and quiet for the remainder of the day.

If you're head downtown to see the Edison Festival of Light Parade, the forecast looks great--just a little chilly and breezy with temperatures around 60 degrees when the parade gets underway. Temps will be quickly dropping into the 50s through the evening, so you'll want to have a coat, especially with the stiff breeze.

Temperatures during the day will be quite comfortable as highs only reach the low to mid 70s, but keep in mind we'll have strong northwesterly breeze this afternoon gusting up to 20-25 mph, which will work to make the air feeling cooler.

With clear skies in place tonight, temperatures will be rather chilly as morning lows dip into the mid 40s early Sunday with inland spots cooling into the low 40s.

Sunday is shaping up to be another beautiful day with wall to wall sunshine, low humidity, and daytime highs in the mid 70s.

Temperatures start to rebound as we go through the upcoming week. We're back around 80 by Monday afternoon, and that's where we'll stay for the remainder of the week. In fact, for the second half of the week, highs should manage to climb into the mid 80s with morning lows only dropping into the mid 60s.

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...


BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30


6:19:45 Return to index of stories...


FL BRUSH FIRE-trx, VO


ALL NEW RIGHT NOW --

PEOPLE IN ORANGE COUNTY ARE BEING ALLOWED BACK INTO THEIR HOMES AFTER A LARGE BRUSH FIRE FORCED THEM TO LEAVE.

NINE HOMES WERE EVACUATED WHILE FIREFIGHTERS BATTLED THE FLAMES.

PEOPLE WERE ALLOWED BACK INTO THEIR HOMES OVERNIGHT --

FIREFIGHTERS HAVE BEEN STAYING IN THE AREA TO MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T FLARE BACK UP. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH CRASH-TRX,SSTOPS, VO


RIGHT NOW --

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT A PERSON'S CONDITION AFTER A MAJOR CRASH IN LEE COUNTY --

IT HAPPENED ON STATE ROAD 82 NEAR ALABAMA ROAD LAST NIGHT --

IT WAS SHUT DOWN FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS.

DEPUTIES SAY ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOLLOWING THE TWO CAR CRASH.

THAT ROAD IS BACK OPEN THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


DANIELS WRECK-SSTOPS, VO


THERE WAS ANOTHER MAJOR CRASH ON DANIELS PARKWAY --

SEVERAL YOUNG CHILDREN WERE INVOLVED IN THIS ONE.

IT HAPPENED NEAR JETBLUE PARK ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON --

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS AN S-U-V CROSSED THE MEDIAN AND CRASHED INTO ANOTHER CAR.

A THREE-YEAR-OLD AND 30 YEAR OLD WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED

SIX OTHER PEOPLE SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES.

THE DRIVER WAS CITED FOR NOT HAVING A LICENSE. Return to index of stories...


FL CHILD PORN ARREST-SS


NEW THIS MORNING --

OFFICERS SAY THEY CAUGHT A 76-YEAR-OLD FLORIDA MAN --

WITH CHILD PORN --

DATING BACK DECADES!

FLEETWOOD PEEPLES JUNIOR GOT HURT WHEN HE FELL.

BUT WHEN CENTRAL FLORIDA OFFICERS WERE HELPING HIM --

THEY FOUND HIS STASH OF CHILD PORN --

IMAGES OF CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS FIVE.

WHAT WAS STRANGE

THE PICTURES WERE OLD.

REALLY OLD.

THE VICTIMS WOULD NOW BE AS OLD AS 50.

STILL --

POLICE ARE ASKING ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN A VICTIM TO COME FORWARD. Return to index of stories...


FL FALSE RAPE REPORT-SS


HAVE YOU EVER TOLD A LITTLE LIE TO MISS A DAY OF WORK?

THIS MORNING -- WE'RE LEARNING ABOUT ONE THAT TAKES THE CAKE --

A PALM BEACH WOMAN CLAIMED SHE MISSED WORK BECAUSE SHE WAS RAPED.

ALEXNDRIA WESTOVER INITIALLY CLAIMED -- SHE HAD A FLAT TIRE AND A MAN POSING AS A GOOD SAMARITAN PULLED OVER -- AND RAPED HER ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

BUT NOW -- SHE ADMITTS IT WAS A TOTAL LIE.

SHE WAS ARRESTED AND FACES A NUMBER OF CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


SCAM VICTIM-TRX-VOTOPS


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES WANT YOU TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A NEW SCAM.

IT'S CALLED THE FACEBOOK LOTTERY.

A WOMAN IN LEHIGH ACRES SAYS IT CAME WITH A CERTIFICATE AND THE PROMISE OF HALF A MILLION DOLLARS.

THEN SHE SAYS SHE GOT A CALL FROM SOMEONE CLAIMING TO BE AN F-B-I AGENT --

WHO PRESSURED HER INTO SENDING 250 DOLLARS.

SHE SOON REALIZED SHE'D BEEN SCAMMED Return to index of stories...


SCAM VICTIM-SOTVO


SOT

Shelby Pieplow, Victim

55:31-55:46 "You posted on my page that I won 500,000 dollars from the Facebook lottery. Oh my gosh. What else was I suppose to think. That really blew my mind it really did. "

THE LAST TIME SHE HEARD FROM THE WOMAN ON FACEBOOK WAS WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

SHE HASN'T RECEIVED ANY MONEY. Return to index of stories...


READING FUNDRAISER-NATSVO


FORMER GOVERNOR JEB BUSH MADE A STOP IN LEE COUNTY --

FOR THE FAMILY'S 14TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF READING.

nats of reading

THE PACKED EVENT IN ESTERO RAISED MONEY FOR THE BARBARA BUSH FOUNDATION FOR FAMILY LITERACY.

THE FORMER FIRST LADY DIDN'T MAKE IT THIS YEAR -

SHE'S STILL RECOVERING FROM PNEUMONIA IN HOUSTON.

WE TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESS FLORIDA'S FORMER GOVERNOR ON A POSSIBLE PRESIDENTIAL RUN --

AND THE UPCOMING GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


READING FUNDRAISER-SOTVO


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."

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT ALSO ATTENDED --

AND THAT'S WHO BUSH SAYS HE'LL BACK IN NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT


YOU ARE WATCHING NBC TWO NEWS TODAY.

STRAIGHT AHEAD, YOUR TOP STORIES --

PLUS, JASON WILL HAVE AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE TWO'S AT 6-32. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI BUMP-SATTOPS


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BREAK THREE AT 6:27:15


6:27:15 Return to index of stories...


NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


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GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH


GOOD SATURDAY MORNING!

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

AND I'M CLIFTON FRENCH.

THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS HALF HOUR. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO SEX SCANDAL-TRX,SS,OC


THIS MORNING --

WE'RE LERANING NEW DETAILS ABOUT A TEACHER ACCUSED OF BEING IN A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH AN ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE.

DOMENIC FRANK'S FORMER ROOMMATE TELLS US HE KICKED HIM OUT OF HIS HOUSE LAST WEEK.

HE HAS NO IDEA WHERE HE IS --

BUT TELLS US -- DEPUTIES TOOK FRANK'S PHONE AWAY.

THE DISTRICT LET FRANK GO ON MONDAY.

SINCE HE WAS STILL ON PROBATION -- THEY DON'T HAVE TO GIVE A REASON WHY. Return to index of stories...


LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-OTS, VO


STILL NO VERDICT IN THE LOUD MUSIC TRIAL IN JACKSONVILLE.

THE JURY WILL RETURN TO THE COURTHOUSE TODAY TO CONTINUE WORKING.

THEY HAVE BEEN AT IT FOR TWO DAYS.

THEY'VE ASKED THE JUDGE SEVERAL QUESTIONS.

MICHAEL DUNN IS ACCUSED OF MURDERING A 17 YEAR OLD DURING AN ARGUMENT OVER LOUD MUSIC.

DUNN SAYS HE THOUGH HE SAW THE TEEN WITH A GUN AND SHOT HIM IN SELF DEFENSE. Return to index of stories...


AGGRESSIVE SALESMAN-TRX,VOWIPE


WE HAVE AN NBC2 CONSUMER ALERT FOR YOU THIS MORNING --

IF YOU LIVE IN COLLIER COUNTY --

AN INDEPENDENT WATER COMPANY IS SENDING OUT MASS MAILERS.

TRYING TO SELL YOU EXPENSIVE EQUIPMENT YOU MAY NOT NEED.

THAT COMPANY IS FLORIDA WATER ANALYSIS.

IT IS STATE-LICENSED AND HAS AN "A-MINUS" BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU RATING.

BUT ONE NORTH NAPLES CONSUMER ISN'T HAPPY ABOUT HER APPOINTMENT.

KATHLEEN TROTTER SAYS THEY TRIED TO SELL HER A 45 HUNDRED DOLLAR WATER PURIFIER.

THE WHOLE TIME SHE THOUGHT THE EMPLOYEE WAS A COUNTY WORKER. Return to index of stories...


AGGRESSIVE SALESMAN-SOTVO


Kathleen Trotter, North Naples Resident

05:07:01-:05

That scared you? That scared me. I thought what am I drinking?

05:08:38-:41

I got a little scared actually and I thought no I don't think so.

BUTT TO

Eugene Yauchler, Florida Water Analysis Owner

05:54:38-:44

You're going to find fault in everything. But overall our goal is to help people get clean, healthy drinking water.

COLLIER WATER DIRECTOR STEVE MESSNER SAYS COUNTY STAFF NEVER GO INTO PEOPLE'S HOMES.

HE ASSURES THEIR WATER IS CLEAN. Return to index of stories...


6:32 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:32 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Some phenomenal weather awaits Southwest Florida this weekend, featuring tons of sun, comfortable temps, and low humidity. We even have a cool front to track today that will reinforce and replenish the cool air we already have in place, sending temps back down into the 40s late tonight.

We'll notice a few more clouds passing through during our Saturday, but sunshine will still be prevalent. The front that's moving in today is pretty weak, so with the exception of a couple sprinkles, we'll be in store for another dry day across Southwest Florida.

Once the front moves in by the middle of the afternoon, our sky will stay clear and quiet for the remainder of the day.

If you're head downtown to see the Edison Festival of Light Parade, the forecast looks great--just a little chilly and breezy with temperatures around 60 degrees when the parade gets underway. Temps will be quickly dropping into the 50s through the evening, so you'll want to have a coat, especially with the stiff breeze.

Temperatures during the day will be quite comfortable as highs only reach the low to mid 70s, but keep in mind we'll have strong northwesterly breeze this afternoon gusting up to 20-25 mph, which will work to make the air feeling cooler.

With clear skies in place tonight, temperatures will be rather chilly as morning lows dip into the mid 40s early Sunday with inland spots cooling into the low 40s.

Sunday is shaping up to be another beautiful day with wall to wall sunshine, low humidity, and daytime highs in the mid 70s.

Temperatures start to rebound as we go through the upcoming week. We're back around 80 by Monday afternoon, and that's where we'll stay for the remainder of the week. In fact, for the second half of the week, highs should manage to climb into the mid 80s with morning lows only dropping into the mid 60s.

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...


FL STOLEN ASHES-SS


A CENTRAL FLORIDA WOMAN'S HOUSE IN BROKEN INTO -- SEVERAL THINGS ARE STOLEN -- GET THIS, THE THEIF EVEN TOOK HER HUSBAND'S ASHES.

POLICE SAY A BURGLAR RANSACKED HER ALTAMONTE SPRINGS HOME TWO WEEKS AGO -- STEALING THE BAMBOO BOX HOLDING HER HUSBAND'S REMAINS.

THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE BOX.

POLICE SAY THEY HAVE NO LEADS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MAYORAL RACE-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, AS REQUIRED BY THE JUDGE.

SHE WANTED THEM BY NOON FRIDAY.

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...


CLEAVA SUIT-VOWIPE


THE JURY HEARING TESTIMONY IN A HIGH PROFILE FEDERAL CIVIL CASE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYRES WILL RETURN TO COURTHOUSE WEDNESDAY MORNING.

FRIDAY WAS DAY 7 OF THE TRIAL OVER A PIECE OF CLOTHING THAT COVERS A WOMAN'S CLEAVAGE.

A COUPLE IN NAPLES SAYS THEY CREATED THE IT, ARE NOW SUING, A BIGGER COMPANY, BECAUSE THEY SAY THEY STOLE THE IDEA.

THE ATTORNEY FOR THE NAPLES COUPLE SAYS Y A LONGER TRIAL IS GOOD FOR THEM. Return to index of stories...


CLEAVA SUIT-SOTVO


You end up with a more informed and educated jury who become better educated and informed members of the public. you end up with a full and fair hearing the issues tried. and we think we'll have a better turn out that way.

MONDAY, THE COURTHOUSE IS CLOSED FOR PRESIDENT'S DAY. TUESDAY, THE JUDGE HAS A FULL CALENDAR OF OTHER CASES, SO THIS ONE PICKS UP AGAIN WEDNESDAY MORNING AT 9 AM. Return to index of stories...


JAY GRAY SOCHI LIVE-CLIP


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JAY GRAY SOCHI LIVE-2SHOT, EANIBOX


TEAM U-S-A ENTERS THE SECOND FULL WEEKEND OF COMPETITION IN SOCHI. ON THE HUNT FOR MORE MEDALS.

RIGHT NOW- THE AMERICANS ARE COUNTING ON OLYMPIC VETERANS TODAY TO HELP THEM ADD TO THAT COUNT.

NBC'S JAY GRAY IS LIVE THIS MORNING IN OLYMPIC PARK. WITH A CLOSER LOOK AT TODAY'S EVENTS. Return to index of stories...


JAY GRAY SOCHI LIVE-SAT27


THE AMERICANS HAVE CHANCES IN BOTH THE MOUNTAINS AND ON THE ICE -- BUT SO FAR HERE IN THE COASTAL VENUES.

TEAM U-S-A HAS ONLY ONE MEDAL - A BRONZE IN TEAM FIGURE SKATING. Return to index of stories...


JAY GRAY SOCHI LIVE-PKG


TEAM U-S-A WILL TRY TO GET BACK ON TRACK -- ON THE TRACK.

BUT TO THIS POINT.FOR A TEAM WITH SUPERSTARS AND HIGH EXPECTATIONS.

THE OVAL HAS BEEN A DISASTER FOR THE AMERICANS -- AFTER 6 EVENTS. THEY'VE YET TO MEDAL.

CONCERNED VENTING IN NEW SKIN SUITS MAY BE CREATING DRAG AND SLOWING THE SKATERS DOWN.

THE TEAM WILL GO BACK TO AN EARLIER VERSION OF THE SUIT FOR THE REST OF THE GAMES.

BEGINNING TONIGHT WITH SHANI DAVIS ON THE LONG TRACK.

J-R CELSKI AND EMILY SCOTT ON THE SHORT.

"It's all or nothing here. You have to go for it, can't leave anything out there on the table.

AFTER A BRONZE IN THE SUPER COMBINED. BUT A DISAPPOINTING 8TH PLACE FINISH IN THE DOWNHILL.

JULIA MANCUSO HOPES TO GET BACK TO THE MEDAL STAND IN THE ALPINE SUPER-G.

"I'm just going to kind of refocus and put these races in the past, a good one and a bad one, and things can only get better."

IT CAN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THE EPIC MEN'S HOCKEY SHOWDOWN TODAY: TEAM U-S-A TAKES ON RUSSIA, AND THEIR RABID FANS ON THE HOME ICE.

"We've got 23 guys, 24 guys on the bench against the fans and it's always exciting obviously that you're playing one of the favorites so it's always a good measuring stick to see where you match up against them."

A MATCH-UP THAT COULD ULTIMATELY HAVE MEDAL IMPLICATIONS. Return to index of stories...


JAY GRAY SOCHI LIVE-SAT27


AFTER A SILVER IN THE WOMEN'S SKELETON LAST NIGHT. TEAM U-S-A HAS TWO RIDERS IN TODAY'S FINALS WITH CHANCES TO GLIDE TO THE MEDAL STAND.

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


JAY GRAY SOCHI LIVE-EANIBOX


BACK TO THE SPEED SKATERS JAY. RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE IN A RECORD SETTING SLUMP RIGHT? Return to index of stories...


SOCHI MEDAL COUNT-CG(2)


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...


BOAT RAMP CLOSURE-SS


HAPPENING TODAY --

IT'S THE ANNUAL GOODLAND BOAT PARADE --

THAT MEANS THE GOODLAND BOAT RAMP WILL BE CLOSED.

THE BOATING PARK'S SHIP STORE AND OTHER AREAS WILL STILL BE OPEN. Return to index of stories...


GREEK FEST-SSTOPS


GREEK FEST IS THIS WEEKEND IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY. HEAD TO HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH TODAY FROM 11 TO NINE, AND TOMORROW NOON TO 6.

ENJOY GREAT FOOD, PASTRIES, AND MUSIC. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST WHAT'S TRENDING-WX ANIBOX


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BREAK FOUR AT 6:39:30


BREAK FOUR AT 6:39:30 Return to index of stories...


6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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CROSS TALK-3SHOT


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6:42 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Some phenomenal weather awaits Southwest Florida this weekend, featuring tons of sun, comfortable temps, and low humidity. We even have a cool front to track today that will reinforce and replenish the cool air we already have in place, sending temps back down into the 40s late tonight.

We'll notice a few more clouds passing through during our Saturday, but sunshine will still be prevalent. The front that's moving in today is pretty weak, so with the exception of a couple sprinkles, we'll be in store for another dry day across Southwest Florida.

Once the front moves in by the middle of the afternoon, our sky will stay clear and quiet for the remainder of the day.

If you're head downtown to see the Edison Festival of Light Parade, the forecast looks great--just a little chilly and breezy with temperatures around 60 degrees when the parade gets underway. Temps will be quickly dropping into the 50s through the evening, so you'll want to have a coat, especially with the stiff breeze.

Temperatures during the day will be quite comfortable as highs only reach the low to mid 70s, but keep in mind we'll have strong northwesterly breeze this afternoon gusting up to 20-25 mph, which will work to make the air feeling cooler.

With clear skies in place tonight, temperatures will be rather chilly as morning lows dip into the mid 40s early Sunday with inland spots cooling into the low 40s.

Sunday is shaping up to be another beautiful day with wall to wall sunshine, low humidity, and daytime highs in the mid 70s.

Temperatures start to rebound as we go through the upcoming week. We're back around 80 by Monday afternoon, and that's where we'll stay for the remainder of the week. In fact, for the second half of the week, highs should manage to climb into the mid 80s with morning lows only dropping into the mid 60s.

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...


FLORIDA FLOOD INSURANCE-trxVO


A BIG STORY THIS MORNING -- EFFECTING ALMOST EVERYONE LIVING NEAR WATER.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LEADERS ARE BACK FROM WASHINGTON -- AND THEY'RE TELLING NBC2 -- THEY'RE OPTIMISTIC THEY CAN STOP SURGING FLOOD INSURANCE RATES.

FORT MYERS BEACH'S MAYOR ALAN MANDEL TELLS US THE MEETING WITH HOUSE AND SENATE LAWMAKERS WENT WELL.

HE PREDICTS THE HOUSE COULD TAKE UP THE ISSUE IN A COUPLE WEEKS.

A LAW PASSED TO SHORE UP THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM IS CAUSING RATES TO SKYROCKET. Return to index of stories...


FL UNIVERSAL EXPANSION-trxVOTOPS-OC


EXPANSION PLANS AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO ARE EXPECTED TO BRING 35-HUNDRED NEW JOBS TO FLORIDA.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE NEW HARRY POTTER THEME PARK -- SET TO OPEN THIS SUMMER.

THIS IS THE CLOSEST THE MEDIA HAS BEEN ABLE TO GET TO THE PROJECT.

SCOTT WAS ALSO ASKED ABOUT RUNNING AGAINST FORMER GOVERNOR, CHARLIE CRIST.

BUT HE REFUSED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


FL UNIVERSAL EXPANSION-SOTVO


1:01-"Governor, you are running for re-election what do you think of Charlie Crist's new book?

Gov. Rick Scott/ Florida

Oh gosh I'm running on jobs, I mean in 2010 I ran on a campaign to get our state back to work. It's working."

THE GOVERNOR SAYS FLORIDA TOURISM IS ALSO UP -- BY 15-PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


PIGS FEET ON SANIBEL-VOWIPE


SOMETHING STRANGE IS WASHING UP ON SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BEACHES --

PIGS FEET!

THIS IS ON SANIBEL ISLAND -- TAKE A LOOK --

PIGS FEET -- WASHING UP NEAR DONAX STREET.

SANIBEL POLICE SAY THEY ARE EVERY FEW FEET FOR A LEAST HALF A MILE. Return to index of stories...


PIGS FEET ON SANIBEL-SOTVO


Janet Rentshler

On Vacation

33:32 I did notice some bone fragments around when we were walking down the beach and i thought where would that come from 33:39

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

THE CITY SAYS THERE'S AN EASY EXPLANATION -- IT'S BAIT FROM CRAB TRAPS.

THEY SAY THE STORM WASHED THEM ASHORE.

OFFICIALS PLAN TO PICK THEM UP IN THE COMING DAYS --

THEY SAY -- THEY WON'T HURT YOU. Return to index of stories...


VALENTINES DAY WEDDINGS-VOWIPE


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

ON FRIDAY -- THEY LINED UP TO EXCHANGE VOWS.

THE LEE COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS OFFICE SAYS VALENTINE'S DAY 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...


SAME SEX COUPLE DENIED-VO


WHILE OUR CAMERAS WERE THERE.

THE COUNTY REFUSED TO MARRY AT LEAST ONE COUPLE.

MEET BOB BODYCOMB AND PETER PAZUMAS.

THEY'RE A SAME SEX COUPLE FROM FORT MYERS.

THEY WERE LEGALLY MARRIED IN NEW YORK TWO MONTHS AGO.

NOW THEY WANT TO HAVE A CEREMONY AT THEIR HOME CHURCH IN FORT MYERS.

THE PROBLEM IS - THE STATE OF FLORIDA DOESN'T RECOGNIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

THE COUPLE KNEW THEY WOULD BE DENIED.

STILL THEY THANKED THE CLERKS, AND WERE ALL SMILES AS THEY WALKED AWAY. Return to index of stories...


FL SAME SEX OPPOSITION-TRX,VOWIPE


DEFENDERS OF TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE ARE FIGHTING BACK IN FLORIDA.

IN DORAL, THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY COALITION IS ASKING A JUDGE TO DROP AN ONGOING LEGAL CHALLENGE TO THE STATE'S BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE.

SIX COUPLES ARGUE -- VOTERS ALREADY DECIDED ON THE ISSUE IN THE 2008 ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


FL SAME SEX OPPOSITION-SOTVO


"It's a message to the community and a message to the state of Florida that we will not tolerate having our votes thrown out."

FEDERAL JUDGES RECENTLY OVERULED VOTERS IN THREE DIFFERENT STATES AND SAY A BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Return to index of stories...


BROADWAY WEDDING RING-VOWIPE


THIS MORNING --

A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA VISITOR IS DESPERATELY WORKING TO FIND HER WEDDING RING.

JULIE REIBER PERFORMED IN A LOCAL BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF WICKED DIVAS.

SHE'S STAYING A THE BELL TOWER CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL.

REIBER SAYS -- SHE WAS PUTTING SUNSCREEN ON HER TODDLER WHEN SHE ACCIDENTALLY PUT HER WEDDING RINGS ON A BENCH.

FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER -- SHE REALIZED SHE LEFT THEM THERE.

THE RINGS ARE WORTH THOUSANDS -- PASSED DOWN BY HER GRANDMOTHER. Return to index of stories...


BROADWAY WEDDING RING-SOTVO


LEE COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT SAYS DEPUTIES WORK WITH PAWN SHOPS.

THEY'RE REQUIRED TO CATALOGUE AND HOLD JEWELRY BEFORE SELLING IT.

HE SUGGESTS YOU HAVE VALUABLES APPRAISED. TAKE PHOTOS. AND CONTACT AUTHORITIES AS SOON AS YOU THINK THEY'RE STOLEN. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX REPORTS TO TRAINING-CGTOPS


A BIG DAY FOR RED SOX FANS. PITCHERS AND CATCHERS ARE SCHEDULED TO REPORT TO FORT MYERS TODAY, AND THE FIRST WORK WILL BE MONDAY.

POSITION PLAYERS REPORT ON TUESDAY THE 18TH AND THE 1ST FULL TEAM WORK IS SET FOR THURSDAY, THE 20TH.

ALL WORKOUTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

THERE WILL ALSO BE AN OPEN HOUSE AT JETBLUE PARK NEXT SATURDAY. FANS WILL BE ABLE TO WALK AROUND JETBLUE PARK AND ENJOY A FESTIVAL REMINISCENT OF ONE IN BOSTON.

IT'S FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-1SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE TWOS IS STRAIGHT AHEAD AT 6-52. Return to index of stories...


BREAK FIVE AT 6:49:45


BREAK FIVE AT 6:49:45 Return to index of stories...


6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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6:52 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Some phenomenal weather awaits Southwest Florida this weekend, featuring tons of sun, comfortable temps, and low humidity. We even have a cool front to track today that will reinforce and replenish the cool air we already have in place, sending temps back down into the 40s late tonight.

We'll notice a few more clouds passing through during our Saturday, but sunshine will still be prevalent. The front that's moving in today is pretty weak, so with the exception of a couple sprinkles, we'll be in store for another dry day across Southwest Florida.

Once the front moves in by the middle of the afternoon, our sky will stay clear and quiet for the remainder of the day.

If you're head downtown to see the Edison Festival of Light Parade, the forecast looks great--just a little chilly and breezy with temperatures around 60 degrees when the parade gets underway. Temps will be quickly dropping into the 50s through the evening, so you'll want to have a coat, especially with the stiff breeze.

Temperatures during the day will be quite comfortable as highs only reach the low to mid 70s, but keep in mind we'll have strong northwesterly breeze this afternoon gusting up to 20-25 mph, which will work to make the air feeling cooler.

With clear skies in place tonight, temperatures will be rather chilly as morning lows dip into the mid 40s early Sunday with inland spots cooling into the low 40s.

Sunday is shaping up to be another beautiful day with wall to wall sunshine, low humidity, and daytime highs in the mid 70s.

Temperatures start to rebound as we go through the upcoming week. We're back around 80 by Monday afternoon, and that's where we'll stay for the remainder of the week. In fact, for the second half of the week, highs should manage to climb into the mid 80s with morning lows only dropping into the mid 60s.

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...


ASIA FEST-CGTOPS


ASIA FEST IS TODAY IN NAPLES. HEAD TO THE MERCATO SHOPS FROM 11-4. ENJOY ASIAN CUISINE, MARTIAL ARTS DEMOS, A JAPANESE DRUM GROUP, AND VENDORS LINING THE STREETS.

ADULTS PAY 5 DOLLARS, KIDS 12 AND UNDER ARE FREE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE FARMERS MARKET-CGTOPS


CAPE CORAL'S FAMER'S MARKET IS HAPPENING TODAY --

IT'S OPEN FROM 8 AM TO ONE --

IT'S IN DOWNTOWN CAPE IN "CLUB SQUARE."

YOU'LL FIND FRESH SEAFOOD, PINE ISLAND CLAMS, FRESH BREAD, ORGANIC PRODUCE AND MORE. Return to index of stories...


POT BUSINESS CLEARED-TRX,VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT JUST RELEASED GUIDELINES FOR BANKS LOOKING TO DO BUSINESS WITH MARIJUANA RETAILERS.

ALTHOUGH POT IS LEGAL IN COLORADO -- THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STILL CONSIDERS IT ILLEGAL -- MEANING BANKS COULDN'T DO BUSINESS WITH THEM.

PART OF THE NEW QUIDELINES REQUIRE BANKS TO WORK WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT TO REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY.

THE COLORADO BANKERS ASSOCIATION SAYS THE NEW RULES DON'T GIVE BANKS THE OKAY TO WORK WITH THEM. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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OVERNIGHT FATAL-VOTOPS


YOUR TIME NOW IS--

LET'S GET YOU UP TO SPEED WITH THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

AN OVERNIGHT CRASH LEAVES ONE PERSON DEAD THIS MORNING.

IT HAPPENED AT THE INTERSECTION OF SHADY HOLLOW BLVD AND 9TH STREET AROUND 2:30 IN COLLIER COUNTY.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL IS STILL INVESTIGATING THE CRASH --

RIGHT NOW WE KNOW ONLY ONE CAR WAS INVOLVED.

WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED AS WE UNCOVER MORE INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


EDISION FESTIVAL-VOTOPS


THE EDISON FESTIVAL OF LIGHT PARADE IS TONIGHT AT SEVEN.

BUT EVENTS WILL START AT 10 THIS MORNING AND GO ON THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

MORE THAN A DOZEN STREETS WILL BE CLOSED STARTING THIS MORNING --

INCLUDING THE DOWNTOWN EXIT OFF OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE BRIDGE AND PARTS OF US 41 AND MLK.

YOU CAN FIND A LIST OF ROAD CLOSURES ON OUR WEBSITE AT NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


MORETZ TRIAL-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING, A 56 YEAR OLD COLLIER COUNTY MAN WAITS TO FIND OUT IF HE WILL SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISION FOR KILLING HIS ESTRANGED WIFE.

A JURY CONVICTED JEFFREY MORETZ LAST NIGHT.

HE TOOK THE STAND, SAYING HE KILLED HER IN A CRIME OF PASSION. HE WAS HOPING FOR A MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTION, BUT THE JURY CAME BACK WITH A 2ND DEGREE MURDER CONVICTION AFTER DELIBERATING FOR 2 HOURS. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL-VOTOPS


FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL IS WAKING UP IN A FEDERAL PRISION THIS MORNING.

SHE WILL SPEND THE NEXT SIX MONTHS AT COLEMAN FEDERAL PRISION, IN SUMTERVILLE.

INMATES ARE REQUIRED TO BE UP AND READY BY 6 AM.

HALL ADMITTED TO MISUSING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS.

WHEN SHE GETS OUT -- SHE MUST SERVE 90 DAYS OF HOUSE ARREST AND COMPLETE 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON RED SOX-VOTOPS


A BIG DAY FOR RED SOX FANS. PITCHERS AND CATCHERS ARE SCHEDULED TO REPORT TO FORT MYERS TODAY, AND THE FIRST WORKOUT WILL BE MONDAY.

POSITION PLAYERS REPORT ON TUESDAY THE 18TH AND THE 1ST FULL TEAM WORK IS SET FOR THURSDAY, THE 20TH.

ALL WORKOUTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Return to index of stories...


FINAL FORECAST-WX GFX


FINAL FORECAST Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-3SHOT


REMEMBER FOR BREAKING NEWS, WEATHER INFORMATION AND NEWS ONLINE, 24-HOURS A DAY, HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE--

NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...