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ANCHOR SUPERS BARK RIVERSIDE-SS
DIRECTORS PAGE SWAMP CABBAGE-VOTOPS
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP FORECAST TODAY'S DAYPLANNER-wx anibox
GOOD MORNING-2SH PUSH, ANIBOX BREAK ONE AT 6:09:30
6:02 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL 6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
BONITA SPRINGS MURDER SUICIDE-VO 6:12 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
TARGET SERIAL STEALER-trxVO SPORTS WRAP-PKG
TARGET SERIAL STEALER-SOTVO BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30
PAGE FIELD EMERGENCY LANDING-EANIBOX,ONCAM 6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
PAGE FIELD EMERGENCY LANDING-PKG CROSS TALK-3SHOT
PAGE FIELD EMERGENCY LANDING-ONCAM 6:22 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
COLLIER OIL DRILLING-trxVO SOCHI CLIP-CLIP
LEHIGH FIRE ASSESSMENT-VO SOCHI WRAP-PLASMA
PITBULL STORY-trxVO SOCHI WRAP-PKG
RED SOX OPEN HOUSE-SOTTOPSVO SOCHI WRAP-PLASMA
TWINS FIRST DAY OF SPRING TRAINING-trxVOTOPS-WIPE CANCER KID SUPRISE-TRX-VOTOPS
TWINS FIRST DAY OF SPRING TRAINING-SOTVO CANCER KID SUPRISE-SOTVO
SURVIVORS BRUNCH-VOWIPE NAPLES WINE FEST-WIPE-VOTOPS
SURVIVORS BRUNCH-SOT-ONCAM NAPLES NATIONAL ART FEST-CGTOPS
KOMEN RACE SIGN UP-SS 7 AM PREVIEW-3SHOT


ANCHOR SUPERS


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NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


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GOOD MORNING-2SH PUSH, ANIBOX


GOOD SUNDAY MORNING!

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

AND I'M CLIFTON FRENCH.

THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING.

OUR BIG STORY -- FOG!

METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING IS TRACKING IT FOR US --

JASON, HOW LONG WILL IT LAST? Return to index of stories...


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


Dense fog is making the rounds once again this morning, leading to poor visibility over parts of Southwest Florida, lasting through the mid to late morning.

After the fog lifts, we're on track to see another warm and sunny day with temperatures returning to the 80s, which is several degrees above average for this time of year.

our coastal zones will stay a little cooler with temperatures from Sanibel to Marco Island peaking in the low 80s. For those of us closer to Highway 41 and I-75, temperatures will climb into the mid 80s. For locations deep inland and east of I-75, our temperatures may get as warm as the upper 80s!

Humidity levels will stay quite high through the course of our Sunday, but rain chances will stay relatively low. The few showers that do manage to develop will target our inland areas closer to Lake Okeechobee.

Our weather pattern stays very warm and humid through the first half of the week with highs in the mid 80s along with a mix of sun and clouds. We'll also need to watch for patchy fog late at night and early in the morning, reducing visibility to a quarter mile at times.

Rain chances stay pretty low through the first half of the week, but some isolated rain will likely develop deep inland away from the coast.

Our weather becomes a little more unsettled for the second half of the week as a weak cool front slides in from the north. From Wednesday through Friday, expect more cloud cover and even some scattered showers. Temperatures will also be slight cooler by Thursday and Friday with highs in the mid 70s and lows down to the low 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...


BONITA SPRINGS MURDER SUICIDE-VO


WE HAVE AN UPDATE TO A STORY YOU FIRST SAW HERE ON NBC2 -- INVOLVING A DEATH INVESTIGATION IN BONITA SPRINGS.

INVESTIGATORS WITH THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE TELL US IT WAS A MURDER SUICIDE.

IT HAPPENED AT THIS HOME ON LEE COURT.

THIS MORNING -- WE'RE LEARNING NEW DETAILS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY 49 YEAR OLD RAY HAMPTON WALKED INTO THE HOUSE AND SHOT HIS ESTRANGED WIFE TERESA HAMPTON ON FRIDAY -- THEN SHOT HIMSELF.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT -- THE COUPLE HAD DOMESTIC ISSUES IN THE PAST. Return to index of stories...


TARGET SERIAL STEALER-trxVO


NOW TO AN NBC2 CRIME ALERT IN LEE COUNTY.

DEPUTIES ARE TRYING TO FIND THIS GUY, CAUGHT ON CAMERA, STEALING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF HIGH-END ELECTRONICS.

DEPUTIES SAY THE MAN HIT AT LEAST TWO TARGET STORES IN OUR AREA.

ONCE, BACK IN DECEMBER AT GULF COAST TOWN CENTER.

THE MOST RECENT THEFT -- AT THE TARGET ON SAN CARLOS BOULEVARD.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE TOOK MORE THAN 2-THOUSANDS DOLLARS WORTH OF HIGH END CAMERAS AND VIDEO GAME SYSTEMS. Return to index of stories...


TARGET SERIAL STEALER-SOTVO


3:26:05-3:26:20

Trish Routte/ Crime Stoppers

"We are also actually looking at him statewide to see if he's involved

on the east coast and a little bit north of here. Now, there's a very

good chance he could methodically be moving around the state."

AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THE MAN IN THE PICTURES MAY BE SELLING THE

ELECTRONICS ONLINE.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE THIS MAN, CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


PAGE FIELD EMERGENCY LANDING-EANIBOX,ONCAM


SHEER PANIC.

THAT'S HOW ONE PILOT DESCRIBES THE MOMENTS AFTER THE WINDOW OF HIS PLANE EXPLODES MID-AIR.

IT ALL HAPPENED SATURDAY AFTERNOON ON HIS WAY INTO PAGE FIELD IN FORT MYERS.

NBC2'S JOE ROETZ HAS MORE ON THIS STORY AND YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HIT HIS WINDOW. Return to index of stories...


PAGE FIELD EMERGENCY LANDING-PKG


HEART POUNDING MOMENTS FOR PILOT ROB WEBER -

SOMETHING HE'S *NEVER SEEN IN MORE THAN A DECADE OF FLYING PLANES.

IT WAS SMOOTH SAILING FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA TO FORT MYERS' PAGE FIELD--

WEBER RADIOED IN TO THE CONTROL TOWER WHEN HE WAS JUST A FEW MILES AWAY FROM TOUCHING DOWN.

WATCH AGAIN - IN SLOW MOTION. A BIRD - SLAMS INTO WEBER'S WINDSHIELD.

GLASS FLIES AND HEAVY WINDS WHIP THE PLANE - FLYING 170 MILES PER HOUR.

SENDING IT INTO A QUICK SHAKE -

BUT WEBER'S STEADY HANDS TOOK OVER ALONG WITH HIS PILOT TRAINING.

A FEW MOMENTS LATER -

WATCH AS WEBER REACHES UP TO CHECK HIMSELF. REALIZING HE'S BEEN CUT ON THE HEAD.

WEBER KEPT THE CAMERA ROLLING -

ONE HE PICKED UP JUST A FEW WEEKS BACK.

BUT HE COULD NEVER PREDICT HE'D GET THIS ONCE AND A LIFETIME FOOTAGE.

KNOWING HOW LUCKY HE IS TO BE ALIVE AFTER WHAT WAS A LOT MORE THAN A CLOSE CALL.

LUCKILY THAT DIDBN'T HAPPEN--

AS WEBER SAFELY LANDS THE PLANE -

HE'S CONGRATULATED BY CONTROL TOWER RADIO.

AND MET WITH FIRE ENGINES AS HIS PLANE COMES TO A STOP. Return to index of stories...


PAGE FIELD EMERGENCY LANDING-ONCAM


JOE ROETZ REPORTING.

ACCORDING TO THE F-A-A --

LAST YEAR ALONE, THERE WERE NEARLY 11-THOUSAND ANIMAL STRIKES, AT 650 AIRPORTS, NATIONWIDE.

RESEARCH SHOWS, MAJORITY OF BIRD STRIKES HAPPENED DURING LANDING. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER OIL DRILLING-trxVO


LOOKING AHEAD --

THERE WILL BE A HEARING ON THE COLLIER OIL DRILLING DEBATE LATER THIS WEEK --

THE MEETING WILL FOCUS ON THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY'S PLAN TO DRILL IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

TWO COMPANIES HAVE EXPLORATION APPLICATIONS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

BURNETT OIL INCORPORATED OUT OF TEXAS AND TOCALLA INCORPORATED.

PROTESTORS SAY IT'S CAUSE FOR SERIOUS ENVIRONMNETAL CONCERN,

BUT STUDIES SHOW THE DRILLING WILL BE SAFE.

THE RACE IS ON IN THE SEARCH FOR OIL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

2 COMPANIES NOW HAVE PENDING EXPLORATION APPLICATIONS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

02:44-:50

All sorts of very important wildlife species to our area are utilizing those very same areas.

BURNETT OIL INCorporated OUT OF TEXAS IS THE MOST RECENT TO APPLY.

THEY FILED PAPERS last month.

AND IN THEM WE FOUND OUT THEY WANT TO SEARCH 366 SQUARE MILES.

THAT'S MORE THAN 234 THOUSAND ACRES INCLUDING THE NATIONAL PANTHER WILDLIFE REFUGE AND BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE.

03:20-:27

I feel like absolutely more should be done to notify the public and what we're seeing is the opposite of that.

THE METHOD BURNETT WANTS TO USE IS CALLED 3-D GEOPHYSICAL SEISMIC SURVEYING.

IT REQUIRES EXPLOSIVES AND HEAVY MACHINERY.

OPPONENTS SAY THE LAND CAN'T HANDLE THAT.

02:17-:26

These are absolutely some of the most important lands not only in Florida, but most of the most important lands in the country in terms of biodiversity.

ANOTHER GROUP TOCALLA INCORPORATED ALREADY HAS THE GREEN LIGHT.

LAST MONTH THE DEP APPROVED THEIR PLANS TO DETONATE EXPLOSIVES UNDERGROUND OVER 161 SQUARE MILES OF COLLIER AND HENDRY COUNTIES.

05:58-:06:05

When you're withholding information about where these charges are occuring, we can't access properly what type of impacts those charges might be creating.

AS WE'VE REPORTED, THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY'S PLANS TO DRILL IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

A SPECIAL HEARING IS SET NEXT MONTH ON THOSE PROPOSALS.

CRITICS FEAR WHAT THEY CALL AN ONSLAUGHT COULD ONE DAY CHANGE THE FACE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

02:32:09-:15

It will radically change landscape because you've got to understand this is industrial drilling. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FIRE ASSESSMENT-VO


ALSO LOOKING AHEAD TO THIS WEEK-

WE'LL FIND OUT WHAT THE NEW FIRE ASSESSMENT RATES WILL BE FOR RESIDENTS IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE CONTROVERSIAL FEES COMES IN THE WAKE OF A FINANCIAL MELTDOWN.

LEHIGH ACRES IS GOVERNED BY LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS,

BUT RESIDENTS PAY FOR THEIR OWN FIRE DISTRICT.

THE PROBLEM?

SO MANY PEOPLE HAVEN'T BEEN PAYING THAT THERE'S NOT ENOUGH MONEY FOR THE DEPARTMENT TO OPERATE.

FIRE LEADERS SAY IF YOU DON'T PAY THE FEE-

INSURANCE RATES WILL GO UP EVEN HIGHER. Return to index of stories...


PITBULL STORY-trxVO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING-

AN EMACIATED ANIMAL LEFT AT LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES IS UP FOR ADOPTION.

THIS IS HEATHER -- A FEMALE PITBULL IS LOOKING FOR A HOME AFTER RECOVERING FROM HER INJURIES.

THIS WAS HER ON FEBRUARY 5TH,

COVERED IN SORES AND SUFFERING FROM HEARTWORM.

HEATHER AND HER PARTNER HAROLD WERE DROPPED OFF AT ANIMAL SERVICES BY A MAN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

HAROLD'S INJURIES WERE SO SEVERE HE DIDN'T SURVIVE.

THE MAN WHO LEFT THEM FOR DEAD STILL HASN'T BEEN FOUND.

TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SCREEN-

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT WHO OWNED THESE ANIMALS -- THERE'S A 5 THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR INFORMATION.

IF CAUGHT- HE FACES FINES AND JAIL TIME. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX OPEN HOUSE-SOTTOPSVO


'This is out first time at the stadium, checking it out, hopefully we'll get to meet some players and get the kids some autographs.'

IT WAS A PARDISE FOR BOSTON RED SOX FAN'S!

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FLOODED JETBLUE PARK SATURDAY FOR THE TEAM'S OPEN HOUSE.

THERE WAS TONS TO DO FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY.

THE HIGHLIGHTS?

TOURING FENWAY SOUTH, RECEIVING PLAYER AUTOGRAPHS, AND GETTING PICTURES TAKEN WITH THE WORLD SERIES TROPHY. Return to index of stories...


TWINS FIRST DAY OF SPRING TRAINING-trxVOTOPS-WIPE


AND THE BASEBALL FEVER CONTINUED AT HAMMOND STADIUM.

THE MINNESOTA TWINS ARE BACK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND HAD THEIR FIRST FULL SQUAD PRACTICE SATURDAY.

NOT ONLY DID FANS GET A FIRST LOOK AT THEIR TEAM -- THEY ALSO GOT TO CHECK OUT THE CLOSE TO 50 MILLION DOLLARS IN UPGRADES TO THE STADIUM. Return to index of stories...


TWINS FIRST DAY OF SPRING TRAINING-SOTVO


05;16;54-07

"It's been a great improvement. I'm just pleased. I cant wait to walk around the whole thing. See all of the new additions. The new grassy area."

THE HOME OPENER IS SATURDAY AT 1:05 AGAINST THE RED SOX.

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.

THE TEAM WILL HAVE A RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY TO CELEBRATE THE IMPROVED STADIUM BEFORE THE FIRST PITCH. Return to index of stories...


SURVIVORS BRUNCH-VOWIPE


BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS ARE GETTING A WELL DESERVED GIFT.

VOLUNTEERS WITH SUSAN G KOMEN OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TREATED SURVIVORS TO A BRUNCH SATURDAY IN NAPLES.

IT'S A YEARLY TRADITION.

IT'S ALL LEADING UP TO THE RACE FOR THE CURE 20-14.

THE EVENT GAVE EVERYONE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THEIR STORY OF SURVIVAL. Return to index of stories...


SURVIVORS BRUNCH-SOT-ONCAM


3:04:46-3:04:58

Kathy Wagner/survivor

"Komen funded a lot of my survival. It gave me a chance to really

concentrate on fighting for survival because they took the financial

burden away from me."

Or

Marian Fernandez/ survivor

3:05:28-3:05:38

"I also like to give a lot of hope to people especially he newbies

because 12 years is a long time. I praise The Lord everyday for my

blessings."

RACE FOR THE CURE IS MARCH 8TH AT COCONUT POINT MALL. Return to index of stories...


KOMEN RACE SIGN UP-SS


THAT MEANS -- NOW IS THE TIME TO CREATE A TEAM, JOIN A TEAM, OR REGISTER YOURSELF FOR THE 5K RUN AND WALK.

NBC2 IS ONCE AGAIN A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE.

AGAIN, THE RACE IS SATURDAY, MARCH 8TH AT COCONUT POINT MALL IN ESTERO.

TO REGISTER - OR GET MORE INFORMATION - WE HAVE A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE, NBC-2.COM, CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


BARK RIVERSIDE-SS


TAKING A LOOK AT SOME THINGS TO DO TODAY --

IT'S BARK IN RIVERSIDE PARK IN DOWNTOWN BONITA SPRINGS.

IT'S FROM 11 AM TO THREE.

YOU'LL FIND LOCAL PET VENDORS, A PET OWNER LOOK A LIKE CONTEST, A SILENT AUCTION AND MORE.

ADMISSION IS FREE.

BUT IF YOU BRING A PET FOOD DONATION -- YOU CAN GET CARDIAC AND DENTAL EXAMINATIONS. Return to index of stories...


SWAMP CABBAGE-VOTOPS


AND TODAY'S THE LAST DAY TO HEAD OUT TO LABELLE FOR THE ANNUAL SWAMP CABBAGE FESTIVAL.

YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SAMPLE SWAMP CABBAGE, AND GATOR TAIL --

WHILE WATCHING ARMADILLO RACES, AND THE RODEO.

IT RUNS FROM NINE TO THREE. 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


BREAK ONE AT 6:09:30 Return to index of stories...


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


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


Dense fog is making the rounds once again this morning, leading to poor visibility over parts of Southwest Florida, lasting through the mid to late morning.

After the fog lifts, we're on track to see another warm and sunny day with temperatures returning to the 80s, which is several degrees above average for this time of year.

our coastal zones will stay a little cooler with temperatures from Sanibel to Marco Island peaking in the low 80s. For those of us closer to Highway 41 and I-75, temperatures will climb into the mid 80s. For locations deep inland and east of I-75, our temperatures may get as warm as the upper 80s!

Humidity levels will stay quite high through the course of our Sunday, but rain chances will stay relatively low. The few showers that do manage to develop will target our inland areas closer to Lake Okeechobee.

Our weather pattern stays very warm and humid through the first half of the week with highs in the mid 80s along with a mix of sun and clouds. We'll also need to watch for patchy fog late at night and early in the morning, reducing visibility to a quarter mile at times.

Rain chances stay pretty low through the first half of the week, but some isolated rain will likely develop deep inland away from the coast.

Our weather becomes a little more unsettled for the second half of the week as a weak cool front slides in from the north. From Wednesday through Friday, expect more cloud cover and even some scattered showers. Temperatures will also be slight cooler by Thursday and Friday with highs in the mid 70s and lows down to the low 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


ROUGH ENDING FOR THE U-S MEN'S HOCKEY TEAM AT THE SOCHI OLYMPICS.

THE AMERICANS WERE CRUSHED BY FINLAND IN THE BRONZE MEDAL GAME.

TEEMU SELANNE. PLAYING IN HIS SIXTH OLYMPIC GAMES. SCORED TWICE. AS FINLAND EARNED THE BRONZE WITH A 5-0 WIN.

IT WAS A TOUGH SATURDAY ALL AROUND FOR TEAM U-S-A.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THESE GAMES. THE U-S WENT AN ENTIRE DAY WITHOUT WINNING A SINGLE MEDAL.

THE FLORIDA EVERBLADES SHOWED PLENTY OF FIGHT. LITERALLY. AGAINST THE FORT WAYNE KOMETS.

LOTS OF TIME IN THE PENALTY BOX FOR BOTH TEAMS. THE KOMETS EVEN HAD A PLAYER EJECTED.

FORT WAYNE WAS THE TOUGHER TEAM IN TERMS OF HITTING THE NET. SCOTT FLAMEING MAKES IT 3-0 KOMETS.

FORT WAYNE WINS, 3-1.

PLENTY OF WORK FOR JOE MAUER AT FIRST BASE DURING THE TWINS FIRST FULL-SQUAD WORKOUT ON SATURDAY.

MAUER WILL PLAY FIRST FULL-TIME THIS YEAR. AND WON'T CATCH AT ALL.

MEANWHILE, ALEX PRESLEY OPENS CAMP AS THE FAVORITE TO START IN CENTERFIELD.

RON GARDENHIRE EXPECTS MORE FOR HIS SPEEDY OUTFIELDER THIS SEASON.

THE F-G-C-U WOMEN'S HOOPS TEAM IS TIED AGAIN WITH JACKSONVILLE FOR FIRST PLACE IN THE A-SUN.

THAT'S THANKS TO AN EASY WIN AT JACKSONVILLE. SARAH HANSEN THE THREE. SHE HAD 17 POINTS. MAKING ALL SEVEN OF HER SHOTS.

THE EAGLES SCORED THE GAME'S FIRST ELEVEN POINTS. STEPHANIE HAAS GETS HER TWO.

EAGLES WIN, 80-54.

WHEN F-G-C-U STARTS RETIRING NUMBERS. THERE'S NO DOUBT THAT CHASE FIELER'S NUMBER 20 WILL BE ONE OF THE FIRST RAISED TO THE RAFTERS.

HIS LAST HOME GAME IS SUNDAY. WHEN F-G-C-U HOSTS KENNESAW STATE ON SENIOR DAY AT ONE-THIRTY P-M.

SECOND-RANKED FLORIDA. LOOKING FOR ITS 19TH STRAIGHT WIN. AT OLE MISS.

AFTER MARSHALL HENDERSON SCORED 22 IN THE FIRST HALF. THE GATORS SHUT HIM DOWN.

AND SCOTTY WILBEKIN. GOT HOT. GIVES U-F THE LEAD WITH THE THREE MIDWAY THROUGH THE SECOND.

SCOTTY HAD 18 POINTS AND SEVEN ASSISTS. GATORS WIN, 75-71.

FLORIDA. POISED TO BE THE NATION'S NEW NUMBER ONE. CEMENTED BY A CONTROVERSIAL ENDING IN DURHAM.

TOP-RANKED SYRACUSE WAS DOWN TWO LATE AT DUKE. C-J FAIR. LOOKS LIKE HE'S TIED IT. AND HEADING TO THE LINE FOR THE LEAD.

BUT THE OFFICIAL CALLS A CHARGE.

JIM BOEHEIM CAN'T BELIEVE IT.

HE GETS TWO TECHNICAL FOULS AND IS EJECTED.

SYRACUSE LOSES ITS SECOND GAME THIS WEEK.

CUSE GOES DOWN, 66-60.

DEREK LAMELY. PLAYING HIS FIRST ROUND OF COMPETITIVE GOLF SINCE NOVEMBER OF 20-12 IN THE FIRST DAY OF THE COORS LIGHT OPEN AT FORT MYERS COUNTRY CLUB.

LAMELY'S FIRST DRIVE. A GREAT ONE. CRUSHED IT ABOUT 300 YARDS.

HE'D END UP FINISHING THE FIRST HOLE WITH THIS PAR. LAMELY SHOT A 4-UNDER 67.

CHIP BECK. WHO ONCE SHOT A 59 IN A P-G-A TOUR EVENT. JUST MISSES THE BIRDIE AT ONE. HE SHOT 74.

DEFENDING COORS LIGHT OPEN CHAMP DON CONSTABLE. WITH A GREAT APPROACH SHOT AT THE FIRST. HE'D ALSO LEAVE WITH A PAR. CONSTABLE'S FIVE BACK.

THEN IT'S NORTH FORT MYERS GRAD. GEORGE MCNEILL. NEARLY CHIPPING IN FOR BIRDIE. HE'S JUST ONE SHOT OUT OF THE LEAD.

BRANDON LEE AND BRAD ADAMONIS SHARE THE LEAD AT SEVEN UNDER.

MCNEILL'S 65 PUTS HIM IN THE FINAL GROUP.

LAMELY IS JUST THREE BACK. AND HAPPY TO BE HOME TO START HIS COMEBACK.

LAMELY TOLD ME HE PLANS ON PLAYING HIS FIRST P-G-A TOUR EVENT SINCE NOVEMBER OF 2010 NEXT MONTH AT THE PUERTO RICO OPEN. A TOURNEY HE WON IN 20-10.

WE'RE DOWN TO OUR FINAL FOUR AT THE WORLD MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP.

JASON DAY. FINISHING OUT A TWO-UP WIN OVER LOUIS OOSTHUISEN.

RICKIE FOWLER WAS ONE DOWN HEADING TO 17. BUT HE WON THE FINAL TWO HOLES OVER JIM FURYK TO ADVANCE.

ERNIE ELS, AND VICTOR DUBUISSON. ALSO ADVANCING TO THE SEMIFINALS.

MICHAEL SAM MET THE MEDIA AT THE N-F-L COMBINE IN INDIANAPOLIS SATURDAY.

THE S-E-C CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR IS SPENDING THE WEEK PROVING HIS WORTH TO PRO SCOUTS.

BUT HE KNOWS MEDIA ATTENTION WILL BE ON THE FACT THAT HE RECENTLY PUBLICALLY REVEALED THAT HE'S GAY.

THE F-G-C-U BASEBALL TEAM LOSES, 3-2, AT BETHUNE COOKMAN.

F-G-C-U SOFTBALL LOSES TO ARKANSAS, 14-7.

IDA BAKER GRAD LOUIE ROSS DROVE IN FOUR.

IN SEMIPRO FOOTBALL. THE FLORIDA STINGRAYS BEAT THE SUNCOAST VIPERS, 47-12.

REGAN SMITH WINS THE NATIONWIDE SERIES RACE AT DAYTONA.

DAYTONA 500 ON SUNDAY.

THAT'S SPORTS. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK. Return to index of stories...


BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30


BREAK TWO AT 6:19:30 Return to index of stories...


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


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CROSS TALK-3SHOT


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


Dense fog is making the rounds once again this morning, leading to poor visibility over parts of Southwest Florida, lasting through the mid to late morning.

After the fog lifts, we're on track to see another warm and sunny day with temperatures returning to the 80s, which is several degrees above average for this time of year.

our coastal zones will stay a little cooler with temperatures from Sanibel to Marco Island peaking in the low 80s. For those of us closer to Highway 41 and I-75, temperatures will climb into the mid 80s. For locations deep inland and east of I-75, our temperatures may get as warm as the upper 80s!

Humidity levels will stay quite high through the course of our Sunday, but rain chances will stay relatively low. The few showers that do manage to develop will target our inland areas closer to Lake Okeechobee.

Our weather pattern stays very warm and humid through the first half of the week with highs in the mid 80s along with a mix of sun and clouds. We'll also need to watch for patchy fog late at night and early in the morning, reducing visibility to a quarter mile at times.

Rain chances stay pretty low through the first half of the week, but some isolated rain will likely develop deep inland away from the coast.

Our weather becomes a little more unsettled for the second half of the week as a weak cool front slides in from the north. From Wednesday through Friday, expect more cloud cover and even some scattered showers. Temperatures will also be slight cooler by Thursday and Friday with highs in the mid 70s and lows down to the low 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...


SOCHI CLIP-CLIP


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SOCHI WRAP-PLASMA


IT WAS ONE OF THE ROUGHEST DAYS OF THE WINTER GAMES FOR TEAM U-S-A IN SOCHI SATURDAY.

NINE CHANCES AT MEDALS ALL CAME UP EMPTY.

AS JAY GRAY REPORTS -- THE AMERICANS WILL NOW **NOT LEAVE WITH THE MOST MEDALS. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI WRAP-PKG


SHUTOUT FOR THE SECOND GAME IN A ROW.

THE ALL-STAR AMERICAN MEN'S HOCKEY TEAM LEAVES SOCHI WITHOUT A MEDAL.

"Kind of embarrassed a little bit. Coming out not only today but yesterday pretty flat. / It's a real bad way to go out in this tournament."

TEAM U-S-A SPENT THE ENTIRE DAY ON THE OUTSIDE.

IN NINE EVENTS - THE AMERICANS FAILED TO MEDAL.

MEDALS AREN'T AN ISSUE FOR NORWAY'S MARIT BJOERGEN.

A GOLD IN THE 30-KILOMETER CROSS COUNTRY EVENT MAKES HER THE MOST DECORATED FEMALE OLYMPIAN EVER.

THE HIGHEST AMERICAN FINISHER IN THE EVENT WAS 24TH.

THERE WAS NO FINISH FOR THE LONE AMERICAN IN THE MEN'S SNOWBOARD PARALLEL SLALOM.

JUSTIN REITER WAS DISQUALIFIED IN HIS FIRST RUN AFTER CLIPPING A GATE.

"Just a little impatient and boom, went inside a stubby. Snow was pretty aggressive and grabby so it just kind of snuck up on me. I haven't done that in a long time."

AFTER THE FIRST TWO RUNS IN THE 4-MAN BOBSLED.

THE U-S TEAM IS IN FOURTH PLACE.

"We're only 100th out of a medal, 17 hundredths out of gold. I mean that's not, that can be easily made up as you saw today with the Latvians. I mean it's, it's not over yet." Return to index of stories...


SOCHI WRAP-PLASMA


JAY GRAY REPORTING --

TEAM U-S-A'S LAST REAL CHANCE AT A MEDAL. WILL BE IN TODAY'S FINAL TWO RUNS.

YOU CAN CATCH THE CLOSING CEREMONIES RIGHT HERE ON NBC2 STARTING AT SEVEN PM. Return to index of stories...


CANCER KID SUPRISE-TRX-VOTOPS


A NINE YEAR OLD BOY BATTLING LEUKEMIA GOT A BIG SURPRISE.

JAY APONTE IS HEADING TO THE DAYTONA 500 WITH HIS MOM TODAY.

JAY GOT HIS GIFT AT THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WINE AND FOOD FEST. HE ALSO PAINTED A PICUTRE THAT THEY AUCTIONED OFF.

IT RAISED 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

JAY AND HIS MOM WILL FLY IN A PRIVATE PLANE TO DAYTONA THIS MORNING.

ONCE THEY ARRIVE, HE WILL MEET SOME OF THE DRIVERS AND GET TO RIDE IN A CAR FOR A LAP BEFORE THE RACE BEGINS. Return to index of stories...


CANCER KID SUPRISE-SOTVO


Luz Aponte/ jay's mom

" he's been in treatment two years already and the first year was the

hardest. He was sick every other week. He was in the hospital for a

couple weeks. "3:21:09-3:21:20

JAY'S PAINTINGS ARE DISPLAYED AT GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

JAY AND HIS MOM WILL FLY IN A PRIVATE PLANE TO DAYTONA THIS MORNING.

ONCE THEY ARRIVE, HE WILL MEET SOME OF THE DRIVERS AND GET TO RIDE IN A CAR FOR A LAP BEFORE THE RACE BEGINS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES WINE FEST-WIPE-VOTOPS


ALL OF THIS TOOK PLACE AT THE SIXTH ANNUAL SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WINE AND FOOD FEST, IN NAPLES.

THE EVENT WAS ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS. THEY RAISED 20-THOUSAND MORE DOLLARS THAN LAST YEAR.-- A TOTAL OF 2 POINT 6 MILLION DOLLARS, MAKING IT THE THIRD LARGEST WINE FEST IN THE WORLD.

MONEY COLLECTED WILL GO TO THE GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES NATIONAL ART FEST-CGTOPS


TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE NAPLES NATIONAL ART FESTIVAL IN NAPLES.

IT'S FROM 10-5 IN CAMBIER PARK. THE SHOW IS CONSISTENTLY VOTED AMONG THE TOP 10 ART FESTIVALS IN THE COUNTRY.

20-THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND.

WE WILL BE LIVE STARTING AT 10 THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


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