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2SHOT TAG-2SHOT MEDAL COUNT-2 CG TOPS
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP MEDAL CEREMONIES NOT TELEVISED-NEWSROOM
CARPORT FIRE-ON CAM 2 SS OLYMPICS COVERAGE-NEWSROOM
TOSS TO CHRISTINA-trx2 SHOT PUSH 2 SS MAPFLY TEASE ONE-1 SHOT
NFM EXPOSER-REM 2 TZ1 A) SUPERMAN HOSPTIAL SURPRISE-VO-WIPE
NFM EXPOSER-PKG TZ1 B) GQ READING AND DRIVING-SOTTOPS
NFM EXPOSER-REM 2 TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED-OC SS MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
TOSS TO RICK-trx OC SS OBX ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
GGHS REMOVED FROM CLASSROOM-REM 7 FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
GGHS REMOVED FROM CLASSROOM-PKG TOSS TO CHAD-PLASMA, VO
GGHS REMOVED FROM CLASSROOM-REM 7 GQ READING AND DRIVING-BUBBA
R WASHINGTON WANTS REDUCED SENTENCE-ONCAM GQ READING AND DRIVING-PKG
R WASHINGTON WANTS REDUCED SENTENCE-PKG GQ READING AND DRIVING-BUBBA, BANNER
R WASHINGTON WANTS REDUCED SENTENCE-OCTAG TEASE TWO------
BRIAN HARLING HEARING-VO SS TZ2 A) SUPERMAN HOSPTIAL SURPRISE-2 SHOT SOT VO
LEE CO SCHOOLS & IMPACT FEES-PLASMA TZ2 B) jim standup tease-SOTTOPS
LEE CO SCHOOLS & IMPACT FEES-PKG BNR SUPERMAN HOSPTIAL SURPRISE-ONCAM
TARGET THEFTS-trx VO SUPERMAN HOSPTIAL SURPRISE-PKG
TRICYCLE STOLEN-OC 2 SS NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
MARCO ISLAND #1 IN THE US-OC VO OC A) CAR HITS HOUSE-SOTVO
1% SALES TAX STEERING COMMITTEE-ONCAM B) CRUISE SHIP SEX ASSAULT-VOTOPS
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23:35 he is dead lucky I wasn't out in the front yard when that happened 23:40

A MAN IS CAUGHT EXPOSING HIMSELF TO CHILDREN IN HIS NORTH FORT MYERS NEIGHBORHOOD. WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR WHAT NEIGHBORS DID AFTER THEY FOUND OUT! Return to index of stories...


HLB gghs teacher removed from classroom-TRX-SS


PLUS, A LOCAL TEACHER UNDER INVESTIGATION AFTER A STUDENT SAYS SHE SAW NAKED PICTURES OF HIM. Return to index of stories...


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I'M PETER BUSCH.

I'M KELLIE BURNS -- MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN OUR TOP STORIES TONIGHT --

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BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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CARPORT FIRE-ON CAM 2 SS


BREAKING NEWS AT FIVE -

NEARLY TWENTY CARS DAMAGED OR DESTROYED OUTSIDE A CONDO BUILDING IN NAPLES --

FIRE RIPPED THRU THE CARPORT ON THE 19-HUNDRED BLOCK OF GULFSHORE BOULEVARD.

YOU CAN SEE THE CHARRED REMAINS OF THE CARS AND THE BUILDING.

FIREFIGHTERS TELL US DAMAGE COULD EASILY EXCEED ONE MILLION DOLLARS AND THE CARPORT IS IN DANGER OF COLLAPSING.

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE.

NOBODY WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


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FIVE CHILDREN PLAYING OUTSIDE WERE EXPOSED TO A DISGUSTING ACT.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY A MAN PULLED OUT HIS GENITALS IN FRONT OF THEM -- AND THAT'S NOT ALL.

HE HAD TO BE PEPPER SPRAYED AND TASERED BEFORE DEPUTIES COULD GET HIM UNDER CONTROL.

NBC2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY IS LIVE OFF EBSON DRIVE IN NORTH FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


NFM EXPOSER-REM 2


IT WAS HERE WHERE ALL THE KIDS WERE PLAYING--

I'M TOLD THERE ARE 7 CHILDREN THAT LIVE IN THIS AREA--

NEIGHBORS TELL ME THERE WAS A RUCKUS --

AND SHORTLY AFTER--

5 INNOCENT CHILDREN BECAME VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


NFM EXPOSER-PKG


PURE INNOCENCE STOLEN IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE.

Bradley Keefe

Exposer Targeted His Kids

18:10 mixed emotions if that man was to step up right now I would really hurt him because that is not something you do to a child 18:18

WITNESSES SAY IT WAS RUDOLPH ASKEW WHO--

Bradley Keefe

Exposer Targeted His Kids

14:12 pulled his male anatomy out in front of my children and was being very obscene 14:17

AFTER THEN WITNESSES SAY ASKEW TRIED TO HIDE INSIDE A HOUSE TO GET AWAY FROM THE COPS.

Brian Short

Watching Children

22:50 tried to run in our house we wouldn't let him 22:51

THE INDECENT EXPOSURE CAUSED AN UPROAR

AND BROUGHT OVER ANOTHER MAN FROM ACROSS THE STREET.

NEIGHBORS SAY ASKEW--

TRIED TO HIT HIM WITH A CINDER BLOCK.

23:25 it didn't work out to well for him because as far as i know no one got hit 23:27

DEPUTIES ARRESTED ASKEW --

BUT NOT WITHOUT A FIGHT.

DEPUTIES PEPPER SPRAYED HIM TWICE ON EBSON DRIVE--

THEN TAZED HIM.

IT WAS AROUND THIS TIME--

BRADLEY KEEFE--

THE FATHER OF TWO OF THE VICTIMS CAME HOME FROM WORK.

Bradley Keefe

Exposer Targeted His Kids

14:48 they gave me a minor description "oh somebody showed themselves to your children 14:55

NEIGHBORS TELL NBC2 ASKEW IS A KNOWN DRUG DEALER-- WHO'S CAUSED PROBLEMS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD BEFORE.

KEEFE SAYS HIS FAMILY IS TRYING TO HEAL.

Bradley Keefe

Exposer Targeted His Kids

18:22 i am very sad and upset with what my children had to go through 18:24 Return to index of stories...


NFM EXPOSER-REM 2


I LOOKED INTO ASKEW'S BACKGROUND --

HE HAS A LONG CRIMINAL RECORD--

INCLUDING AN ARREST FOR POSSESSING AND SELLING DRUGS.

TONIGHT HE IS IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL --

NO BOND.

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A CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER IS ARRESTED FOR FONDLING A CHILD IN CAPE CORAL.

THE CHILD'S MOTHER CALLED POLICE AFTER HER DAUGHTER TOLD HER THIS MAN

CARLOS VALDES TOUCHED HER WHILE SHE WAS SITTING IN HIS LAP.

VALDES TOLD POLICE HE HAD BEEN GOING TO THE GIRLS HOME FOR THE PAST SIX MONTHS AND GIVING HER ICE CREAM AND CANDY.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT HE ADMITTING TO TOUCHING HER.

VALDES WAS ARRESTED FOR LEWD AND LASCIVIOUS BEHAVIOR AND FOR MOLESTING THE CHILD. Return to index of stories...


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WE HAVE NEW DETAILS ABOUT WHY A COLLIER COUNTY TEACHER WAS REMOVED FROM THE CLASSROOM.

THE DISTRICT SAYS A STUDENT SAW NAKED PICTURES OF DEREK HARP.

NBC2'S RICK RITTER JUST GOT A NEW REPORT.

HE JOINS US LIVE FROM DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS. Return to index of stories...


GGHS REMOVED FROM CLASSROOM-REM 7


-WE OBTAINED A REPORT FROM THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE SHOWING THAT DEREK HARP IS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR A SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT WITH A TEENAGER

-THE REPORT INDICATES THAT HE WAS TALKING WITH THAT GIRL THROUGH A TEXTING APPLICATION CALLED KIK - THAT THE TWO EXCHANGED NUDE PICTURES OF THEMSELVES MULTIPLE TIMES -- AND THAT ONE OF HIS STUDENTS SAW IT. Return to index of stories...


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TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT 24-YEAR-OLD DEREK HARP - THE GOLDEN GATE MATH TEACHER WHO IS BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE AND SCHOOL DISTRICT.

THE INCIDENT WAS REPORTED TO A TEACHER BY A CONCERNED FEMALE STUDENT IN JANUARY.

SHE REPORTED THAT OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY, A FRIEND WHO *DOESN'T GO TO GOLDEN GATE HIGH SLEPT OVER AT HER HOUSE AND BEGAN CHATTING WITH HARP ON "KIK" -- WHICH IS A CHATTING APPLICATION FOR SMART PHONES.

THE REPORT SAYS THE GIRL SAW PICTURES OF THE TEACHER ON HER FRIEND'S PHONE - SPECIFICALLY "THE LOWER ABDOMINAL AREA."

WE KNOW HARP WAS REMOVED FROM GOLDEN GATE HIGH SCHOOL AND PLACED IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER PENDING THE OUTCOME OF THIS INVESTIGATION.

STUDENTS WE SPOKE WITH TELL US HARP HAS BEEN THE TALK OF THE HALLS.

TAKE SOT

RACHEL MINTEER/GOLDEN GATE HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR

3:22:49 "he was talking, like talking, talking to another student and they were really concerned." he's pretty cool because he's so young and he's really connected to the kids and everything but i never expected it to get this far 3:23:21 Return to index of stories...


GGHS REMOVED FROM CLASSROOM-REM 7


-HARP HASN'T BEEN ARRESTED YET BECAUSE IT'S STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION

COMING UP AT SIX - WE DID SOME DIGGING INTO HARP'S PERSONNEL FILE - WE'LL TELL YOU HOW THIS ISN'T THE FIRST INCIDENT HE WAS INVOLVED IN WITH ANOTHER STUDENT.

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R WASHINGTON WANTS REDUCED SENTENCE-ONCAM


ONE OF THE MEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HORRIFIC "CASH FEENZ" MURDERS WAS BACK IN A LEE COUNTY COURT ROOM TODAY.

NEARLY EIGHT YEARS AFTER THE BRUTAL BEATING AND TORTURE OF TWO CAPE CORAL TEENAGERS. RODERICK WASHINGTON IS FIGHTING TO HAVE HIS *FOUR LIFE* SENTENCES REDUCED.

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


R WASHINGTON WANTS REDUCED SENTENCE-PKG


BACK IN A LEE COUNTY COURT ROOM -- 24 YEAR OLD RODERICK WASHINGTON -- IS SERVING FOUR LIFE SENTENCES.

BUT HE WANTS THAT CHANGED.

WASHINGTON WAS AMONG TEN MEMBERS OF THE CASH FEENZ GANG. CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH THE 2006 KILLINGS OF ALEX AND JEFFREY SOSA.

HE TORTURED AND KILLED THE TEENS. BEFORE TORCHING A CAR WITH THEIR BODIES INSIDE.

A JURY CONVICTED WASHINGTON OF KIDNAPPING AND MURDER.

AN APPEALS COURT UPHELD THE CONVICTION.

BUT IT FOUND GROUNDS FOR AN APPEAL OF THE SENTENCE.

IN 20-12 THE U-S SUPREME COURT RULED *MANDATORY* LIFE SENTENCES WITHOUT PAROLE ARE *UNCONSTITUTIONAL* FOR JUVENILES.

THE SENTENCE MAY STAND --

BUT WASHINGTON'S ATTORNEY --- CAN PRESENT EVIDENCE TO TRY TO GET IT REDUCED.

TODAY SHE SAID SHE NEEDS MORE TIME TO QUESTION WITNESSES AND SIFT THROUGH EVIDENCE.

WASHINGTON'S LONG TIME FRIEND ASHLEY GAUDREAU CAME TO SUPPORT HIM.

BUTT TO

THE JUDGE SET A NEW SENTENCING HEARING FOR WASHINGTON. FOR APRIL.

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R WASHINGTON WANTS REDUCED SENTENCE-OCTAG


A STATE APPEALS COURT RULED LAST MONTH THAT CASH FEENZ MEMBER ASHLEY TOYE ALSO HAS THE RIGHT TO A NEW SENTENCE.

SHE WAS ALSO CONVICTED OF SOSAS' MURDER AND KIDNAPPING.

HER ATTORNEY TOLD NBC2 LAST MONTH HE'LL SEEK A 25 YEAR SENTENCE INSTEAD OF LIFE. Return to index of stories...


BRIAN HARLING HEARING-VO SS


NBC2 WAS IN THE COURTROOM AS THE WOMAN WHO FOUND FLASH DRIVES WITH CHILD PORNOGRAPHY IN HER NEW CONDO TESTIFIED ABOUT WHAT SHE SAW.

NICOLE DUNWOODY HAD JUST MOVED INTO TO THE PINEWOOD SOUTH CONDO IN FORT MYERS WHEN SHE SAYS THE FLASH DRIVES FELL FROM A HIDING PLACE IN A CLOSET.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE HUNDREDS OF IMAGES BELONGED TO LANDLORD BRIAN HARLING.

DEFENSE ATTORNEYS ARE TRYING TO GET IMAGES ON THE DRIVES THROWN OUT SAYING POLICE DIDN'T GET A PROPER SEARCH WARRANT.

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LEE CO SCHOOLS & IMPACT FEES-PLASMA


SOME LEE COUNTY STUDENTS COULD HAVE TO GO START SCHOOL IN THE MORNING, AND SOME IN THE AFTERNOON.

THAT'S WHAT DISTRICT LEADERS SAID TODAY AFTER THE COUNTY DECIDED TO KEEP THE REDUCED IMPACT FEES.

NBC2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN LOOKED INTO THE POSSIBLE DOMINO EFFECT IT WILL HAVE ON OUR KIDS EDUCATION. Return to index of stories...


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VETERANS PARK ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS IS LIKE A LOT OF OTHER SCHOOLS IN EASTERN LEE COUNTY.

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IT'S PACKED. 15-HUNDRED STUDENTS GO TO THE K-THROUGH-8 SCHOOL - TWO MORE JUST ENROLLED TODAY - PUSHING THE SCHOOL TO THE BRINK OF ITS CAPACITY.

Mary Fischer, Lee County School Board

21:4:05 It's a lot to manage its a lot to consider

DISTRICT STAFF ESTIMATES LEE COUNTY WILL NEED THREE NEW SCHOOLS IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

THE PROBLEM IS THE MONEY ISN'T THERE. THE STATE HAS BEEN CUTTING FUNDS AND THE COUNTY IS KEEPING IMPACT FEES LOW - MEANING SCHOOLS GET LESS MONEY.

Mary Fischer, Lee County School Board

21:32:51 I think our community really cares about what happens to its children and I think any money that's spent by our taxpayers and our residents is an investment on the future. 21:33:04

THE SCHOOL BOARD SAYS OPTIONS INCLUDE RAISING TAXES - EITHER PROPERTY OR SALES.

IT COULD ALSO DECIDE TO PUT MORE STUDENTS THAN THE STATE ALLOWS IN EACH CLASSROOM AND PAY THE FINE - WHICH WOULD COST LESS THAN BUILDING A NEW SCHOOL.

Mary Fischer, Lee County School Board

21:30:38 not to touch class size at the primary grades, leave it as it is and then it would be a matter of two or three kids per level. 21:30:49

ANOTHER POSSIBILITY -- SPLIT SCHOOL SESSIONS -- ESSENTIALLY ONE GROUP OF STUDENTS WOULD ATTEND CLASS IN THE MORNING, ANOTHER IN THE EVENING.

PEOPLE WE TALKED WITH HAVE MIXED FEELINGS. SOME WOULDN'T MIND PAYING MORE FOR SCHOOLS - OTHERS THINK TIMES ARE HARD ENOUGH AND RAISING TAXES IS A BAD IDEA.

Jeff Whitaker, Lehigh Acres

21:37:40 I think you look at all options, put everything on the table, but I think raising taxes should be the last option. 21:37:48

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS ALL THE OPTIONS BEFORE MOVING FORWARD WITH ONE.

IN LEE COUNTY CK NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


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WE HAVE AN NBC2 CRIME ALERT THAT SPANS THREE COUNTIES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE SAME MAN IS STEALING FROM TARGET STORES IN CHARLOTTE, LEE AND COLLIER.

THIS IS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM THE TARGET ON U-S 41 AND DANIELS PARKWAY.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY HE STOLE MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF ELECTRONICS AT THAT STORE ALONE ON FEBRUARY 3RD.

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TRICYCLE STOLEN-OC 2 SS


WE HAVE A PRETTY GOOD CLUE AS TO WHO STOLE AN ELECTRIC TRICYCLE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THEY WANT TO TALK TO THIS GUY.

THEY SAY HE TOOK IT YESTERDAY, FROM THE SWEETBAY ON GOLDEN GATE PARKWAY, IN GOLDEN GATE.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE HIM CALL DEPUTIES OR CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


MARCO ISLAND #1 IN THE US-OC VO OC


"TRIPADVISOR" IS GIVING MARCO ISLAND HIGH PRAISE.

THE SITE RELEASED IT'S LIST OF "TRAVELERS' CHOICE ISLANDS" TODAY.

MARCO IS NUMBER ONE IN THE U-S AND NUMBER FOUR IN THE WORLD.

THE RANKINGS ARE BASED ON QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF THE MOST HIGHLY RATED HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND ATTRACTIONS.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND CAME IN THIRD IN THE U-S.

KEY WEST IS 10TH. Return to index of stories...


1% SALES TAX STEERING COMMITTEE-ONCAM


CHARLOTTE COUNTY VOTERS WILL DECIDE IN NOVEMBER WHETHER TO EXTEND A ONE PERCENT SALES TAX.

CITY LEADERS IN PUNTA GORDA ARE ORGANIZING AN ADVISORY GROUP TO DECIDE HOW TO SPEND THE MONEY.

SOME OF THE OPTIONS INCLUDE BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS, WORK-OUT EQUIPMENT IN PARKS AND MARKETING THE PUNTA GORDA AIRPORT EXPANSION. Return to index of stories...


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WE HAVE BIG NEWS FROM THE WINTER OLYMPICS IN SOCHI.

NBC2 ANCHOR HEATHER TURCO JOINS US FROM THE NEWSROOM WITH THE HEADLINES. Return to index of stories...


HOCKEY FEVER-NEWSROOM SS


BIG NEWS IN HOCKEY TODAY!

TEAM USA BEAT THE CHECH REPUBLIC - CANADA BEAT LATVIA.

FRIDAY - CANADA AND THE U-S WILL MEET IN A BIG SEMIFINAL MATCH-UP - IT'S A REMATCH OF THE GOLD MEDAL GAME IN 2010, IN WHICH CANADA, WON IN OVERTIME.

AND THE STUNNING OLYMPIC HOCKEY NEWS TODAY - RUSSIA IS OUT OF MEDAL CONTENTION - IN A SHOCKING LOSS TO FINLAND.

RUSSIAN PLAYERS HUNG THEIR HEADS - SEEMS EVEN THE FINNS FELT BADLY ABOUT BEATING THE HOST TEAM.

FINLAND PLAYS SWEDEN IN THE OTHER SEMIFINAL, FRIDAY- WITH THE GOLD MEDAL GAME SUNDAY MORNING. Return to index of stories...


WHAT'S ON TONIGHT-2 CG TOPS


COVERAGE OF THE WINTER GAMES CONTINUES IN PRIME TIME, ON NBC2.

TONIGHT - CHECK OUT THE EVER-POPULAR WOMEN'S FIGURE SKATING SHORT PROGRAM.

ALPINE SKIING: THE MEN'S GIANT SLALOM, THE WOMEN'S BOBSLED.

AND SNOWBOARDING: THE MEN'S PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM. Return to index of stories...


MEDAL COUNT-2 CG TOPS


IF YOU WANT THE UPDATED MEDAL - KEEP YOUR EYES FIXED HERE - IF NOT, LOOK AWAY - WHILE WE SHOW OUR VIEWERS THE RESULTS. Return to index of stories...


MEDAL CEREMONIES NOT TELEVISED-NEWSROOM


MANY PEOPLE ARE WONDERING WHY WE DON'T SEE THE MEDAL CEREMONIES DIRECTLY AFTER THE EVENTS.

IT'S BECAUSE THE CEREMONIES AREN'T HAPPENING RIGHT AFTERWARD - INSTEAD ATHLETES ARE GETTING THEIR MEDALS AT THE CENTER OF OLYMPIC PARK, KNOWN AS "MEDALS PLAZA."

BUT IT TAKES A WHILE FOR THE ATHLETES TO GET THERE.

NBC *DOES SHOW SOME OF THEM, EVENTUALLY.

IF YOU'D LIKE, YOU CAN SEE THEM EACH DAY AS THEY HAPPEN, LIVE ON NBC OLYMPICS DOT COM - THAT LINK ON OUR WESBITE, NBC-2.COM. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPICS COVERAGE-NEWSROOM


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


TEASE ONE-1 SHOT


SCALING A BUILDING ALL FOR A LITTLE BOY.

IT'S A STORY YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS.

WE'LL INTRODUCE YOU TO SOME REAL LIFE HEROS WHO ARE HELPING A BOY FACE A VERY BIG CHALLENGE.

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Today we're answering a Good Question from Jackie in Cape Coral. She

knows that texting while driving is illegal, but what about reading

off of your phone. Maybe checking email or your facebook newsfeed.

Does it fall under the Texting While Driving ban? I'll have the

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TZ1 A) SUPERMAN HOSPTIAL SURPRISE-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) GQ READING AND DRIVING-SOTTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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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.

TRACKING CHANGES AHEAD

It's another beautiful day throughout Southwest Florida Wednesday, with mostly sunny skies and comfortable highs in the low 80s. Clear skies will remain this evening, with temps falling in the low 70s. Overnight, we could see a little patchy fog develop, with lows in the low 60s.

More sun is in store for Thursday. Just a few clouds will develop in the afternoon hours, with slightly warmer highs in the mid 80s. A sea breeze will once again be likely during the afternoon, with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.

Some changes are on the way for Friday. A cool front will begin to sag into Florida, dragging more moisture with it. The result will be partly sunny skies and a chance of a few scattered showers in the afternoon hours. The best chance for rain will be in inland areas. Highs on Friday will cool into the low 80s.

The weekend is looking better across the area. Expect a blend of sun & clouds Saturday, with a few scattered showers possible. Highs on Saturday will climb into the mid 80s.

The front lifts away from us Sunday. This will bring more sunshine with highs in the mid 80s.

Next week is now looking drier and warmer. We'll see partly cloudy skies both Monday & Tuesday, with highs in the low 80s. A few showers will be possible both days, but most areas will likely stay dry.

Our best chance for rain looks to be Wednesday as the cool front finally enters Southwest Florida. Highs on Wednesday will be in the upper 70s to low 80s. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHAD-PLASMA, VO


REMEMBER THIS *WILD* RIDE.

LAST MONTH A GUY TEXTING AND DRIVING FLIPS HIS CAR IN FORT MYERS.

POLICE IN THE CITY HAVE HANDED OUT 13 CITATIONS SINCE A NEW TEXTING BAN WENT INTO EFFECT IN OCTOBER.

JACKIE IN CAPE CORAL WANTS TO KNOW "DOES *READING* EMAILS, FACEBOOK POSTS, OR MESSAGES ON A CELL PHONE FALL UNDER THE BAN"

CHAD OLIVER TRACKED DOWN THE ANSWER. Return to index of stories...


GQ READING AND DRIVING-BUBBA


LOOK AROUND THE NEXT TIME YOU'RE ON THE ROAD.

YOU'LL SEE PLENTY OF DRIVERS DOING *THIS.

THEY'RE NOT NECESSARILY TEXTING.

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GQ READING AND DRIVING-PKG


AS IF NAVIGATING THROUGH TRAFFIC WASN'T COMPLICATED ENOUGH,

ENTER THE AGE OF THE CELL PHONE.

THESE DAYS SMART PHONES ARE DESIGNED FOR CONNECTING WITH THE WORLD WITHOUT TALKING.

I think its distracting because obviously you're taking your eyes off

the road.

OUR CAMERAS SPOTTED DRIVER AFTER DRIVER HOLDING THEIR PHONE AND LOOKING DOWN WHILE BEHIND THE WHEEL.

CATCH UP ON EMAIL. CHECK YOUR FACEBOOK NEWSFEED. OR JUST SURF THE WEB.

Does reading off of your phone fall under texting while driving law?

Yes, it is illegal.

I don't believe it is, but I think it should be.

I don't know. Good Question!

FOR THE ANSWER, I GO TO THE COMMANDER OF THE TRAFFIC UNIT FOR THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT.

It doesn't fall under, doesn't qualify under that law.

LT. JAY RODRIGUEZ SAYS OFFICERS WILL ONLY ENFORCE THE TEXTING BAN IF THEY SEE A DRIVER PHYSICALLY ENTERING DATA ON A PHONE.

If you're on Facebook and you're reading, something that a friend

might post and you want to give a quick 'I like that too' or whatever

you want to say you're violating the law.

THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION CLAIMS CELL PHONES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ONE IN EVERY FOUR CRASHES.

It's a scary situation when they're not paying attention to the road

when should be.

EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT *ILLEGAL, RODRIGUEZ WARNS AGAINST TAKING YOUR EYES OFF THE ROAD.

There's no way you can justify, what you just sent or what you were

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GQ READING AND DRIVING-BUBBA, BANNER


RIGHT NOW THERE ARE TWELVE STATES THAT BAN HAND-HELD CELL PHONE USE ALTOGETHER.

OUR STATE'S TEXTING WHILE DRIVING LAW IS A SECONDARY OFFENSE.

MEANING YOU HAVE TO PULLED OVER FOR SOMETHING ELSE TO GET TICKETED.

SEND US YOUR GOOD QUESTION.

GO TO N-B-C DASH-2 DOT COM.

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TEASE TWO------


A LOCAL CHILD FIGHTING CANCER.JUST GOT A SURPRISE HE WILL NEVER FORGET.

when you're coming off that roof, you do feel like a super hero.

NEXT AT FIVE WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW A COUPLE OF SUPER HEROS SHOWED UP TO HELP HIM. AS HE FIGHTS THE BIGGEST BATTLE OF HIS LIFE.

AND ALL NEW AT SIX ---

***00:04 after our investigation into the violation of the 3 foot law, law enforcement is cracking down on both cyclists and drivers sharing the roadway. I'm NBC2 Investigator Jim Spiewak, that story coming up. 00:15 Return to index of stories...


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SUPERMAN HOSPTIAL SURPRISE-ONCAM


THE FAMILY OF A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BOY WHO'S BATTLING BONE CANCER WENT TO NEW HEIGHTS -- ALL TO MAKE THEIR LITTLE GUY FORGET, IF JUST FOR A FEW MOMENTS, ABOUT HIS DISEASE.

NBC2'S NICK CILETTI SHOWS US HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO PULL IT OFF. Return to index of stories...


SUPERMAN HOSPTIAL SURPRISE-PKG


NATS -

DON'T LET HIS SIZE FOOL YOU --

4-YEAR-OLD EVAN HAMPEL'S FAMILY SAYS HE'S THEIR REAL-LIFE "SUPERMAN!"

it just sort of stuck

UNFORTUNATELY -- HE'S UP AGAINST A REAL-LIFE "BAD GUY"

it's rough, but we're making it work

JUST TWO MONTHS AGO.

DOCTORS AT THE GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL TOLD EVAN'S FAMILY HE HAS A TYPE OF BONE CANCER CALLED OSTEOSARCOMA.

HE'S BEEN COOPED UP INSIDE HIS HOSPITAL ROOM FOR MORE THAN A WEEK FIGHTING OFF AN INFECTION.

It gets hard sometimes seeing him get poked and prodded and hooked up to poles. It gets rough sometimes, but he smiles a lot.

BUT TODAY -- THERE REALLY IS A REASON TO SMILE.

NATS --

EVAN HAD NO IDEA HE'D FINALLY COME FACE TO FACE WITH HIS CRIME-FIGHTING COMRADES.

SUPERMAN.BATMAN.AND SPIDERMAN.ALL SURPRISED EVAN -- "FLYING" OUTSIDE THE WINDOW OF HIS HOSPITAL ROOM.

NATS.

THESE GUYS ARE PART OF "THE CLEAN-UP GROUP" - A CLEANING SERVICE BASED IN NAPLES.

FROM MASKS, CAPES.AND YES, EVEN THE SPANDEX.THEY HAVE ALL THE MAKINGS OF REAL-LIFE HEROES.

BUT EVAN'S FAMILY SAYS THESE GUYS DON'T NEED ANY OF THOSE THINGS TO SAVE THE DAY.

when you're coming off that roof, you do feel like a super hero. You see that smile on the kid's face, and it's awesome. It's like a tingly feeling

evan's family says he has a long road ahead of him. He has to do at least six months of chemo and also have an operation to remove his cancer. But they know he can beat this. He's Superman, after-all, and he's taken on a lot bigger bad guys.

NATS --

THIS PINT-SIZED, CAPED CRUSADER NOW KNOWS HE'S NOT ALONE.

HE'S GOT A WHOLE GROUP OF OTHER HEROES THAT WILL SWOOP IN AND FIGHT.NO MATTER HOW SCARY THE ENEMIES GET.

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NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


NOT THE WELCOME HOME PARTY THEY EXPECTED OR WANTED.

"This is where I wanted to retire… my kids come down… it's my dream home."

A CHARLOTTE COUNTY COUPLE COMES HOME TO FIND A CAR DESTROYED THEIR HOME.

TONIGHT -- THEY TALK ONLY TO NBC 2.

HOW THIS MAY HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE IF NOT FOR A LITTLE TRIP.

PLUS --

ITS ANOTHER BLACK EYE FOR THE CRUISE INDUSTRY -- THIS TIME A WORKER IS ACCUSED OF ATTACKING A PASSENGER.

NEXT AT5:30 --

HOW THE ATTACK HAPPENED ON A CROWDED SHIP. Return to index of stories...


A) CAR HITS HOUSE-SOTVO


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B) CRUISE SHIP SEX ASSAULT-VOTOPS


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