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DIRECTORS PAGE INCOGNITO TWEET-SS VO SS
HLA charlotte co animal cruelty case-TRX-SOTVO GAS GOING UP-OC CG OC BNR
HLB fbm above ground pools-TRX-VO TEASE ONE-1 SHOT
HLC algenol-TRX-2SHOT A) TWINS COMMERCIAL-VO-WIPE
CHARLOTTE COUNTY ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE-trxVOTOPS 2 S TZ1 B) GQ LANDSCAPING TIMES-SOTTOPS
CHARLOTTE COUNTY ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE-PKG BNR TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
HUMAN SMUGGLING ARREST-OC 2 SS UNDERCOVER SEX STING
TOSS TO STEVE-trxEAniBx MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
WATER RALLY IN TALLY-LIVEU1 ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
WATER RALLY IN TALLY-VO OR SS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
WATER RALLY IN TALLY-LIVEU1 TOSS TO CHAD-SOT, 1-SHOT, SS
TOSS TO JOE-trx OC OBX GQ LANDSCAPING TIMES-PLASMA
ALGENOL CONTROVERSY-REM LIVE GQ LANDSCAPING TIMES-PKG
ALGENOL CONTROVERSY-PKG GQ LANDSCAPING TIMES-PLASMA BNR
ALGENOL CONTROVERSY-REM LIVE SOCHI CLIP-CLIP
TOSS TO MATT-PLASMA WHAT'S ON TONIGHT-2 CG TOPS
FMB ABOVE GROUND POOL DEBATE-REM LIVE MEDAL COUNT-2 CG TOPS
FMB ABOVE GROUND POOL DEBATE-PKG TEASE TWO------
FMB ABOVE GROUND POOL DEBATE-REM LIVE TZ2 A) TWINS COMMERCIAL-1 SHOT VO
MAN ARRESTED AFTER LEHIGH CRASH-2 SS VO TZ2 B) rick standup tease-SOTTOPS
LEHIGH CARJACKING-SS VO TWINS COMMERCIAL-VOTOPS 2 SHOT
ELDERLY BEATING SUSPECT IN LEE CO-SS TWINS COMMERCIAL-PKG
MAN TOOK WALLET-trx 3 SS NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
DR JOHN FENNING PASSED AWAY-SS A) WHITE FLY INFESTATION-VO-WIPE
CLAWSON NEWS CONFERENCE WED-VO B) LOUD MUSIC TAPES-SOTVO


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HLA charlotte co animal cruelty case-TRX-SOTVO


"No one wants to answer any questions and I already talked to the owner and she doesn't want anyone on the property."

NBC2 NOT WELCOMED INTO A HOME WHERE INVESTIGATORS SAY DOGS WERE STARVED AND FORCED TO BREED.

EXCLUSIVE NEW DETAILS AHEAD AT FIVE. Return to index of stories...


HLB fbm above ground pools-TRX-VO


THE ISSUE THAT'S DIVIDING FORT MYERS BEACH COULD COME TO A HEAD TONIGHT.

NBC2 IS LIVE AS COUNCIL GETS READY TO VOTE ON ELEVATED POOLS. Return to index of stories...


HLC algenol-TRX-2SHOT


AND TALK ABOUT A RIFT --

A LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER CALLS OUT A COMPANY GIVEN TAX MONEY TO CREATE JOBS.

WE TALK TO THE HEAD OF THAT COMPANY, WHO SAYS HE MAY TAKE HIS BUSINESSES ELSEWHERE.

NBC2 NEWS AT FIVE IS SECONDS AWAY. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE COUNTY ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE-trxVOTOPS 2 S


EXCLUSIVE IMAGES AND NEW DETAILS ON NBC2 ABOUT A DISGUSTING ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

MORE THAN A DOZEN DOGS FOUND SO SICK, THEY CAN'T EVEN WALK --

EVEN MORE DISGUSTING -- INVESTIGATORS THINK THE OWNERS WERE NOT ONLY STARVING THEM, BUT ALSO FORCING THEM TO BREED.

NBC2'S LUCAS SEILER SAW THE SICK DOGS FIRST-HAND -- AND WENT BACK TO THE HOUSE--

ON GLADIS AVENUE WHERE THE POOR DOGS WERE ABUSED. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE COUNTY ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE-PKG BNR


NAT barking

BEHIND THIS FENCE YOU'LL FIND DOZENS OF DOGS QUARANTINED - THEY'RE SEVERLY MALNOURISHED AND INFECTED WITH A SOMETIMES FATAL GASTROINTENSTINAL INFECTION CALLED PARVO.

AND THEY ALL CAME FROM THE SAME PORT CHARLOTTE HOME WHERE INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY WERE BRED AND THEN SOLD OFF.

Lucas Seiler, Reporting SU Investigators first entered this home last week with a search warrant for drugs… they ended up finding dozens of animals in horrible condition… now, animal control says they're doing everything they can to make sure they don't get them back.

HERE THEY ARE - UNDERWEIGHT AND CROWDING THE ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE IN PORT CHARLOTTE. NAT bark THIS ONE, TOO WEAK TO GET UP - THE VETERINARIAN HERE TELLS US THEY CAN'T GET HIM TO EAT.

JENNIFER PETHTEL AND DAMOND HUMES FACE DRUG-RELATED CHARGES- ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES FOR JENNIFER PETHTEL ARE PENDING.

Additional resident at suspect home "I'm just making it clear!"

NBC2 LEARNED TWO OTHER PEOPLE ARE CONFIRMED LIVING AT THIS HOUSE - THEY CAME OUT TO TALK TO US AS WE WATCHED DIRTY WATER BEING SPRAYED OUT OF THE SIDE OF THE HOME.

Additional resident at suspect home "No one wants to answer any questions and I already talked to the owner and she doesn't want anyone on the property."

Lt. Brian Jones, Charlotte Animal Control - "We had no idea what we were in for when we went to those front doors."

LT. BRIAN JONES OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL SAYS THE DOGS WERE LIVING IN FILTH.

NOW, HIS DEPARTMENT WILL CHALLENGE THE ADEQUACY OF THE JENNIFER PATHTEL TO CARE FOR THESE DOGS AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHO ELSE MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED.

Lt. Brian Jones, Charlotte Animal Control "We know other people are living at that house, so we're looking at them."

CHARLOTTE COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL SAYS THEY'LL ISSUE OFFICIAL ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES WEDNESDAY AFTER THE VETERINARIAN FINISHES HER EXAMINATIONS.

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HUMAN SMUGGLING ARREST-OC 2 SS


DEVELOPING NEWS AT FIVE: A MAN CAUGHT URINATING OUTSIDE OF A TRUCK STOP IN FORT MYERS IS NOW ACCUSED OF HUMAN SMUGGLING.

A LEE COUNTY DEPUTY SAYS HE SPOTTED CESAR JIMENEZ AT A TRUCK STOP ALONG I-75.

NEAR THE LUCKETT ROAD EXIT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE WAS DRIVING A VAN WITH EIGHT PEOPLE INSIDE -- ALL OF THEM FROM MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA.

HE ADMITS TO PICKING THEM UP FROM HOUSTON AND DROPPING THEM OFF AT VARIOUS CITIES ACROSS THE STATE INCLUDING FORT MYERS.

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TOSS TO STEVE-trxEAniBx


THE FIGHT TO CLEAN UP THE WATERWAYS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS PLAYING OUT IN TALLAHASSEE TONIGHT.

ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND BUSINESS LEADERS WANT TO MAKE SURE OUR BEACHES AND ESTUARIES ARE NOT POLLUTED BY WATER FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE AGAIN THIS SUMMER.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION BOARDED A BUS WITH THE PEOPLE FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HEADED TO THE CAPITAL.

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WATER RALLY IN TALLY-LIVEU1


TALK ABOUT DEDICATION -

THE GROUP FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SPENT TEN HOURS MAKING THE HIKE TO GET HERE.

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WATER RALLY IN TALLY-VO OR SS


ENVIRONMENTALISTS, CONCERNED CITIZENS, AND AVERAGE JOE'S STOOD UNITED ON THE STEPS OF THE OLD CAPITOL.

THEY'RE PLEADING WITH LAWMAKERS TO MAKE THE PLEDGE -

AND PROMISE TO CLEAN UP FLORIDA'S WATERWAYS AND END THE POLLUTION.

LEE COUNTY KNOWS THIS INFAMOUS ISSUE ALL TOO WELL.

THE MOST VISUAL REMAINDER - JUST GO BACK TO SUMMER 2013.

LAKE OKEECHOBEE'S DIRTY WATER SLAMMED INTO OUR COAST.

THIS IS JUST OF THE MANY ISSUES HAPPENING ACROSS THE STATE.

TODAY, THOSE IN TALLY SENT A CLEAR MESSAGE - ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Return to index of stories...


WATER RALLY IN TALLY-LIVEU1


THAT THEY LISTENED TO THEIR CONCERNS.

AS WE'VE COVERED THIS ISSUE FOR MONTHS -

NO DISAGREES ON THE NEED FOR CLEAN WATER.

THE QUESTION ALWAYS BECOMES *IF* THE POLITICAL AND MONETARY WILL EXIST TO MAKE IT A REALITY.

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TOSS TO JOE-trx OC OBX


A LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER MADE A BOLD ACCUSATION IN PUBLIC, AND IT MAY COME BACK TO BITE HIM.

CECIL PENDERGRASS SAID A COMPANY THAT HAS RECEIVED MILLIONS IN TAX MONEY IS NOT CREATING THE JOBS THEY PROMISED.

NBC 2'S JOE ROETZ WENT TO THE CEO OF ALGENOL TO FIND OUT IF IT'S TRUE.

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ALGENOL CONTROVERSY-REM LIVE


- PENDERGRASS'S COMMENTS COME AS ALGENOL LOOKS TO BUILD A MASSIVE COMMERCIAL MANUFACTURING FACILITY.

- PENDERGASS SAYS HE GOT A HUNCH SOMETHING WASN'T RIGHT WHEN HE TOURED THE BUILDING HERE BEHIND ME.

- TONIGHT- NOT ONLY DOES ALGENOLS CEO SAY HE'S WAY OFF THE MARK- BUT IT'S FORCING HIM TO RETHINK HIS BUSINESS HERE. Return to index of stories...


ALGENOL CONTROVERSY-PKG


Take mini

in a public meeting today- and in a very public way. Commissioner

Cecil Pendergrass questioned what biofuel company algenol has done

with millions in taxpayer dollars.

Take sot

Pendergrass

5430-38

I review all county documents weekly. I brought it up after I did a

tour and am curious how many real employees are working there.

The company is getting 10 million dollars in financial incentive- to

create 120 jobs by the summer of 2015.

But part of its agreement means meeting a goal of 108 jobs by the end

of this month.

Take sot

Woods

We filed the paper - they know what the number is.

Paul woods heads the company that makes a cheaper alternative to

gasoline- he says he personally gave Pendergrass a tour of the

facility.

He was quick to point out algenol has had 126 people on staff in lee

county- beating even next year's goal.

As he looks to make a billion dollar plus expansion- he's on the

defense tonight.

Take sot

Woods

10

After comments like that from Cecil I really even question whether I

should be putting this in lee county- because I assure you a lot of

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ALGENOL CONTROVERSY-REM LIVE


- A QUICK CHECK WITH THE STATE'S CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICE FOUND ALGENOL

EMPLOYS MORE THAN 180 PEOPLE.

- WOODS SAYS 120 OF THEM ARE ON SITE HERE BEHIND ME.

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TOSS TO MATT-PLASMA


ITS FUELED ALLEGATIONS OF BRIBERY. DROVE THE TOWN MANAGER TO BEG TO BE FIRED, AND DIVIDED AN ISLAND.

ALL OVER ELEVATED SWIMMING POOLS ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT IS LIVE AT TOWN HALL WHERE THEY ACTUALLY MIGHT BE A BIT CLOSER TO CLOSING THE GREAT DIVIDE.

MATT - -WHAT'S THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


FMB ABOVE GROUND POOL DEBATE-REM LIVE


TONIGHT COUNCIL IS EXPECTED TO ADDRESS ITS RESPONSE TO A LAWSUIT CENTERING ON ELEVATED POOLS.

AND TAKE UP A NEW ORDINANCE TO RESTRICT THEIR CONSTRUCTION -- AFTER MONTHS OF DEBATE. Return to index of stories...


FMB ABOVE GROUND POOL DEBATE-PKG


THESE VIEWS -- ARE WHY PEOPLE LIVE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

MICK CURTIS/FMB

26:57 fort myers beach is the jewel of southwest florida 59

BUT THE LANDSCAPE IS CHANGING.

DEVELOPER JOE ORLANDINI IS BEHIND SEVERAL NEW MILLION-DOLLAR MANSIONS.

THEY'RE REQUIRED TO BE AT LEAST TEN FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL --

AND ORLANDINI BUILT ELEVATED POOLS TO MATCH.

JOE ORLANDINI/DEVELOPER

41:06 the town has reached an opinion where they've decided the pools dont belong elevated in the air and it's stopped me from moving forward 16

SOME NEIGHBORS COMPLAINED. SAYING THE POOLS BLOCK THEIR WATER VIEWS.

AND DON'T MEET TOWN CODES.

MICK CURTIS WOULDN'T WANT ONE GOING IN NEAR HIS PLACE.

MICK CURTIS/RESIDENT

27:08 you can see the beach, you can see the gulf, you can see the canals. it was the vision of the ppl who wrote these codes to ahve this type of environment and we'd like it to stay that way 27:18

THE TOWN ISSUED A MORATORIUM ON THE POOLS. WHICH DIVIDED THE TOWN.

THE CONTROVERSY STIRRED ACCUSATIONS OF BRIBERY -- AND LED TO THE RESIGNATION OF TOWN MANAGER TERRY STEWART.

JOE ORLANDINI/DEVELOPER

***42:11 they've essentially put me into a stand still on being able to move forward 15

LAST MONTH ORLANDINI FILED SUIT. SAYING THE TOWN SHOULD HONOR THE PERMITS IT ALREADY GRANTED.

AND THE POOLS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO GO IN.

JOE ORLANDINI/DEVELOPER

44:20 they can change it after but they cant change it while im in the process

COUNCIL ADDRESSED THE LAWSUIT WITH ITS ATTORNEY BEHIND CLOSED DOORS THIS AFTERNOON.

THE MAYOR SAYS THE TOWN WILL PRESENT ITS POSITION ON THE LAWSUIT AND ISSUE TONIGHT.

IT MAY FINALLY PUT THE CONTROVERSY TO REST.

MAYOR ALAN MANDEL/FORT MYERS BEACH

50:08 its unfortunate its reached a point like this but its now our task, its gotten to council and we have to deal with it 15 Return to index of stories...


FMB ABOVE GROUND POOL DEBATE-REM LIVE


ALSO ON THE AGENDA TONIGHT -- A NEW ORDINANCE THAT WOULD BAN ELEVATED POOLS GOING FORWARD.

RESIDENTS CAN GIVE INPUT AND COUNCIL IS EXPECTED TO ACT ON THE ORDINANCE WHEN THIS MEETING GETS UNDERWAY AT SIX THIRTY.

LIVE ON FMB MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


MAN ARRESTED AFTER LEHIGH CRASH-2 SS VO


A LEE COUNTY MAN IS FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR A DEADLY CRASH IN NOVEMBER IN LEHIGH ACRES.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY REMIJIO PEREZ WAS DRUNK--

WHEN HE RAN A STOP SIGN ON STATE ROAD 82 AND COLUMBUS BOULEVARD.

HE HIT AN S-U-V.

IT ENDED UP IN A CANAL.

TWO PEOPLE DIED. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH CARJACKING-SS VO


DEPUTIES ARRESTED THREE PEOPLE FOR A CARJACKING OVERNIGHT IN LEE COUNTY.

TWO MEN SAY THEY WERE HELD UP AT GUNPOINT.

ON ICHABOD AVENUE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THEY SAY SEVERAL MEN FORCED THEM OUT OF THEIR CAR, STOLE THEIR WALLETS, AND PHONES AND TOOK OFF.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY FOUND THE CAR HOURS LATER ON VERONICA SHOEMAKER BOULEVARD, IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


ELDERLY BEATING SUSPECT IN LEE CO-SS


A WOMAN ACCUSED OF BEATING UP AND ROBBING AN 80 YEAR OLD LADY IS BACK IN LEE COUNTY TO FACE CHARGES.

INVESTIGATORS CAUGHT 38 YEAR OLD SARAH GREENE IN JACKSONVILLE TWO WEEKS AGO.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY GREENE ROBBED AN 80 YEAR OLD WOMAN IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE PUBLIX AT DANIELS PARKWAY AND SIX MILE CYPRESS PARKWAY ABOUT A MONTH AGO. Return to index of stories...


MAN TOOK WALLET-trx 3 SS


FROM A PURSE SNATCHER.TO A WALLET SNATCHER.

CRIME STOPPERS SAYS *THIS MAN TOOK SOMEONE ELSE'S WALLET.

OFF THE COUNTER, AT THE WALMART ON LEE BOULEVARD JANUARY 7TH, IN LEHIGH ACRES.

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS CAUGHT THIS GUY PUTTING IT INTO HIS POCKET.

CALL CRIME STOPPERS IF YOU RECOGNIZE HIM. Return to index of stories...


DR JOHN FENNING PASSED AWAY-SS


A WELL -KNOW ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON, PHILANTHROPIST AND ART COLLECTOR DIED THIS MORNING.

DOCTOR JOHN FENNING PASSED AWAY AT HIS FORT MYERS HOME.

HE WAS 81 YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


CLAWSON NEWS CONFERENCE WED-VO


CURT CLAWSON SAYS HE'S GOING TO ANNOUNCE A "GAME CHANGER" TOMORROW.

THE REPUBLICAN RUNNING FOR TREY RADEL'S SEAT IN CONGRESS IS HOLDING A NEWS CONFERENCE AT NOON.

YOU MAY RECOGNIZE THE FORMER COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER, WHO CHALLENGED PRESIDENT OBAMA TO A BASKETBALL GAME.

CLAWSON SAYS THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL UNITE THE TEAM OF CONSERVATIVES LOOKING FOR AN OUTSIDER TO REPRESENT US IN CONGRESS.

COUNT ON US TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HE SAYS. Return to index of stories...


INCOGNITO TWEET-SS VO SS


MIAMI DOLPHINS LINEMAN, RICHIE INCOGNITO DROPPED HIS GUARD TODAY AND APOLIGIZED TO FORMER TEAMMATE JONATHAN MARTIN.

A NEW REPORT SHOWS INCOGNITO AND TWO TEAMMATES COMMITTED A "PATTERN OF HARASSMENT."

THE VICTIMS, INCLUDING MARTIN, WERE TARGETED WITH VICIOUS TAUNTS AND RACIST INSULTS.

TODAY INCOGNITO TWEETED: "I WOULD LIKE TO SEND JONATHAN MY APOLOGIES AS WELL. UNTIL SOMEONE TELLS ME DIFFERENT YOU ARE STILL MY BROTHER." Return to index of stories...


GAS GOING UP-OC CG OC BNR


GAS PRICES ARE GOING UP IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TRIPLE A SAYS WE'RE PAYING AN AVERAGE OF 3-43 IN THE CAPE CORAL FORT MYERS AREA.

THAT'S ONE PENNY MORE THAN YESTERDAY, AND SEVEN CENTS MORE THAN LAST TUESDAY.

YOU CAN FIND THE BEST DEALS IN THE AREA ON OUR WEB SITE.

GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE PUMP PATROL LINK. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-1 SHOT


FROM HITTING HOMERS TO HITTING THE HIGH NOTES.

NEXT AT FIVE NBC2 SHOWS YOU WHY SOME MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ARE PUTTING DOWN THEIR BATS TO BELT OUT A TUNE RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

:01:42:35

I'm Chad Oliver answering a Good Question from an NBC2 viewer who says

every week his neighbor's lawncare company is his wake-up call. So

how early is too early for crews to start work? good question? 48 Return to index of stories...


A) TWINS COMMERCIAL-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) GQ LANDSCAPING TIMES-SOTTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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UNDERCOVER SEX STING


BREAKING NEWS IN MANATEE COUNTY --

WE JUST GOT WORD THAT 25 PEOPLE ARRESTED IN A WEEK-LONG UNDERCOVER SEX STING.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM THE STING, CALLED OPERATION GREEN SHEPHERD III --

DETECTIVES SAY THEY SET UP MEETINGS WITH PEOPLE WHO THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE SEX WITH A CHILD.

MANATEE COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HELPED WITH THE INVESTIGATION.

NBC2 HAS CONFIRMED NO ONE FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WAS ARRESTED IN THE STING. Return to index of stories...


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.

SUNSHINE RETURNS TOMORROW

Quiet weather will be back again on Wednesday. For the rest of the evening our skies stay clear and our temperatures drop back to the mid and upper 50's. No rain is on the radar and non anticipated tonight.

Mostly sunny weather is on the way again tomorrow with daytime highs in the lower 80's and slightly cooler weather right at the beaches during the day. No rain forecast again tomorrow. By Thursday and Friday our humidity will start to creep back up and a few fair-weather clouds will develop in the afternoon.

In the long-range outlook we will be tracking an approaching cold front over the weekend. The front is forecast to move over the Florida peninsula and hang out for a few days. That would argue for a few showers to post in the forecast late Saturday, Sunday and Monday. At this point it still does not look like a very wet pattern is setting up for the weekend ahead. but plan on a few showers anyway. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHAD-SOT, 1-SHOT, SS


You're trying to sleep and here goes a mower by your bedroom window you know?

TONIGHT WE'RE ANSWERING A GOOD QUESTION ABOUT NOISE IN NEIGHBORHOODS.

MOST COMMUNITIES HAVE RULES IN PLACE TO MAINTAIN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF PEACE AND QUIET.

KYLE IN CAPE CORAL WANTS TO KNOW "WHAT TIME CAN LAWN-CARE SERVICES START CUTTING GRASS?"

NBC-2'S CHAD OLIVER IS HERE WITH THE ANSWER. Return to index of stories...


GQ LANDSCAPING TIMES-PLASMA


IN KYLE'S NOTE, HE SAYS EVERY WEEK HIS NEIGHBOR'S LANDSCAPER CRANKS UP THE MOWER AT SEVEN O'CLOCK.

HE'S NOT LOOKING TO FIGHT WITH HIS NEIGHBOR.

BUT SIMPLY WANTS TO KNOW IF HE HAS A LEGITIMATE COMPLAINT WITH CODE ENFORCEMENT. Return to index of stories...


GQ LANDSCAPING TIMES-PKG


Access granted please enter.

IF YOUR JOB IS TO LANDSCAPE FIFTY YARDS IN A DAY, THEN YOU NEED A STRATEGY.

One guy edging and weed-eating. Another guy will pull out the mower.

THE OWNERS OF ROOTED LANDSCAPE SAY A BIG PART OF THEIR STRATEGY IS STARTING EARLY.

Start early but not too early.

KYLE STROM REMEMBERS WHEN THIS SOUND.

. LED TO A VERBAL ATTACK.

It was a neighbor of one of our customers. A guy came out and he

started threatening us. He threatened my life.

I thought he was really going to get a gun. So I called the cops.

NO DOUBT MANY PEOPLE TAKE THEIR SLEEP SERIOUSLY.

Before eight o'clock is too early. Anything after eight o'clock, I'm

happy with.

STROM KNOWS HOW EARLY HE CAN USE HEAVY-DUTY EQUIPMENT WITHOUT BREAKING THE LAW.

I believe 7 o'clock is the official time.

Is it really? Wow.

FOR WORK THAT COMES WITH NOISE, THE STANDARD START-TIME IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS SEVEN A-M.

No, it's fine for me because I'm an early riser anyway.

Some people, they don't mind you coming early and cutting their grass.

Other people do.

EVEN THOUGH LANDSCAPERS CAN LEGALLY START AT SEVEN, THESE GUYS ADMIT THEY SHIFT SCHEDULES TO SATISFY PEOPLE WHO AREN'T EXACTLY EARLY-RISERS.

We just avoid those - we just re-route our schedule and we just make

it work.

Good job Kyle. Return to index of stories...


GQ LANDSCAPING TIMES-PLASMA BNR


IT'S CODE ENFORCEMENT'S JOB TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON NOISE COMPLAINTS.

OFFICERS HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO HAND OUT FINES IF THEY SEE VIOLATIONS.

THE NBC-2 GOOD QUESTION DOESN'T EXIST WITHOUT *YOUR* SUGGESTIONS.

TO SEND US YOUR IDEA, GO TO N-B-C DASH-2 DOT COM AND CLICK NEWSLINKS.

CHAD OLIVER, NBC-2 NEWS. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI CLIP-CLIP


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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT-2 CG TOPS


NBC2'S COVERAGE OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS CONTINUES TONIGHT IN PRIMETIME.

STARTING AT EIGHT O CLOCK YOU CAN SEE ALPINE SKIING: THE WOMEN'S GIANT SLALOM.

FREESTYLE SKIING: THE MEN'S HALFPIPE.

SHORT TRACK: THE WOMEN'S RELAY.

AND WOMEN'S BOBSLED. 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...


TEASE TWO------


NEW PITCHERS AND NEW PLAYERS FOR THE MINNESOTA TWINS ARE BEING ANNOUNCED IN A UNIQUE WAY.

IN A BARBERSHOP.

YOU WILL HEAR MORE NEXT.

AND NEW AT SIX.

"Usually artwork is valued for what's on the front of it - but I'm NBC2's Rick Ritter and coming up we'll tell you about a painting we tracked down and what's on the back of it - that makes it so rare and valuable - and how you can find it right in the city of Naples." Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) TWINS COMMERCIAL-1 SHOT VO


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TZ2 B) rick standup tease-SOTTOPS


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TWINS COMMERCIAL-VOTOPS 2 SHOT


A DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS BARBERSHOP SET THE STAGE FOR THE SHOOTING OF A COMMERCIAL TONIGHT.

THE STARS OF THE SHOW ARE NOT PAID ACTORS BUT MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS.

NBC2 GEORGE SOLIS GIVES US A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT HOW THE MINNESOTA TWINS ARE PROMOTING THEIR PLAYERS TO THE FANS. Return to index of stories...


TWINS COMMERCIAL-PKG


THE SETTING, NOT HOLLYWOOD -- BUT BLAKE'S BARBERSHOP IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

"Yeah! I didn't think it was going to be this big!" Jill Stancel, Blake's Barbershop

A MOSTLY WELL-KEPT SECRET UNTIL CAMERAS STARTING ROLLING.

WE ALSO GOT A HINT FROM ONE THE SHOPS OWNERS JILL STANCEL.

"Them using a barbershop theme for their commercial we are the place that they should have filmed it at" Stancel

OUR CAMERAS WERE ONLY ALLOWED TO CAPTURE PART OF THE ACTION DURING THE SHOOT.

FOR- YOU GUESSED IT - THE MINNESOTA TWINS.

"It's all for a 30 second commercial ." Charlie Callahan, Periscope VP, Executive Creative Director

CHARLIE CALLAHAN IS ONE OF THE DIRECTORS BEHIND THIS SECRET AD

WE WANTED TO KNOW WHAT HE COULD TELL ABOUT THIS SPECIAL SPOT.

"We're introducing some of the new players, some of the pitchers, and they're in a barbershop and they break into a little song about the Minnesota Twins, gonna be fun." Callahan

TODAY'S BARBERSHOP QUARTET SEGMENT WILL CARRY OVER INTO WEDNESDAY.

WHEN CREWS FILL FINISH SHOOTING THE AD THAT WILL MAINLY AIR IN MINNESOTA AT AT HAMMOND STADIUM.

"The players have been great, they seem to enjoy themselves doing this stuff, so we hope they have fun today too." Callahan

AND WITH SMILES LIKE THESE ON THEIR FACES, ITS A SURE BET THEY ARE.

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NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


THE CITY OF NAPLES IS SENDING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO KILL BUGS.

THEY CALL THE WHITE FLY INFESTATION AN EPIDEMIC.

BUT IS IT A GOOD WAY TO SPEND YOUR TAX DOLLARS?

NBC 2 FINDS OUT.

PLUS --

I'm the f--ing victim here. I was the one who was victimized."

NEWLY-RELEASED JAILHOUSE RECORDINGS FROM THE FLORIDA MAN CONVICTED IN THE SO-CALLED LOUD MUSIC TRIAL.

WHAT HE TOLD FAMILY AND FRIENDS -- HOURS BEFORE HE WENT ON TRIAL FOR MURDER. Return to index of stories...


A) WHITE FLY INFESTATION-VO-WIPE


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B) LOUD MUSIC TAPES-SOTVO


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