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ANCHOR SUPERS ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-SS VO 2 SS
KEY LIST ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-PKG
ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-TRX SS TOPS OBX ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-OC
ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-NEWSROOM HOME MISUSE OF FUNDS-TRX OC
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OIL DRILLING HEARING-VO NAPLES HOME INVASION-SS VOTOPS
STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS HEART STUDY-VO TC MON
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HOME INVASIONS-TRX SS VOWIPE E CIGARETTES-VO PLASMA
HOME INVASIONS-SOTVO TOPS WIPE E CIGARETTES-PKG
NAPLES HOME INVASION-SS VOTOPS DISTRICT 19 MEDICAL MARIJUANA-SOT OC
PAIN PILL CONTROVERSY-TRX VO OBAMACARE FL RESTAURANTS-OC
WHITE HOUSE PHONE SURVEILLANCE `-VO OBAMACARE FL RESTAURANTS-PKG
CLINTON FL HEALTH CARE-TRX VO TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
COLLIER EARLY DISMISSAL-OC TZ4 A) DISPATCHER SMOKES POT-VO
SETH MEYERS RATINGS-NATS VO WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT DISPATCHER SMOKES POT-VO PLASMA
TZ1 A) MARIJUANA STOCKS-VO DISPATCHER SMOKES POT-PKG
TZ1 B) OBAMACARE NUMBERS-VOTOPS DISPATCHER SMOKES POT-OC
WEATHER-STC CAPTIVA BOAT TOURS-VO BNR
POTUS YEAR OF ACTION-VO SUNSPLASH TO REOPEN-VO
OBAMACARE NUMBERS-TRX VOTOPS WIPE FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
HOLLYWOOD ON CAPITOL HILL-VOTOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
GARAGE DOOR OPENER RECALL-TRX VO BNR WIPE DOCTOR SEXUAL ASSAULT-VO
GM RECALL-VIDBOX TOPS SURVEILLANCE SEX ASSAULT-TRX VOTOPS OC
DELTA SKYMILES-OC VO SURVEILLANCE SEX ASSAULT-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP SURVEILLANCE SEX ASSAULT-OC
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL GRANDPA PICKS UP WRONG KID-OC
MARIJUANA STOCKS-TRX OC GRANDPA PICKS UP WRONG KID-PKG
MARIJUANA STOCKS-PKG GRANDPA PICKS UP WRONG KID-OC
TX CHUPACABRA-SOTVO RARE COINS FOUND-VO
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
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SELFIES LICE-2 SHOT B) OFFICER KILLS FIREMAN-VOTOPS
SELFIES LICE-PKG ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-TRXSS VOTOPS
EXCUSES FOR BEING LATE-VO ALVA FIRE-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE-2 SHOT TOP STORY 3-VOTOPS
TZ3 A) E CIGARETTES-VO MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
TZ3 B) GRANDPA PICKS UP WRONG KID-SOTVO SEVERE WX AWARENESS TORNADOES-SS TOPS
DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS CLOSE-3-SHOT
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ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-TRX SS TOPS OBX


BREAKING NEW DETAILS AT NOON ABOUT A STUDENT-TEACHER RELATIONSHIP AT A LEE COUNTY SCHOOL.

EARLIER THIS MONTH WE TOLD YOU ABOUT A TEACHER AT ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL, ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A STUDENT.

JUST THIS MORNING - NBC-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN GOT A HOLD OF THE DISTRICT'S INVESTIGATIVE FILE.

HE JOINS US FROM THE NEWSROOM WITH THE DETAILS - CHARLIE? Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-NEWSROOM


THIS FILE INCLUDES WRITTEN STATEMENTS FROM STUDENTS AT ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL.

BOTH STUDENTS SAY A SOPHOMORE GIRL ADMITTED TO HAVING SEX WITH THE SPANISH TEACHER - DOMENIC FRANK. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-PKG


THE STATEMENTS SAY THE STUDENT AND FRANK BEGAN TALKING ON FACEBOOK.

ACCORDING TO ONE STUDENT - FRANK CALLED THE 16-YEAR OLD ONE NIGHT AND INVITED HER OVER.

THE TEEN TOLD THAT STUDENT THAT

"when she got to his house, she was laying on his bed and he took all of her clothes off."

SHE GOES ON TO SAY SHE HAD SEX WITH FRANK.

RUMORS STARTED SPREADING AROUND SCHOOL AND ANOTHER STUDENT CONFRONTED THIS TEENAGER ABOUT THEM - WIRTING

"He heard about them having sex and when I got to class I asked if it was true and she said yes"

THE GIRL ASKED OTHER STUDENTS NOT TO TELL ANYONE AND SAID SHE LOVES FRANK AND WANTS TO MARRY HIM. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-NEWSROOM


THE DISTRICT FIRED DOMENIC FRANK ON FEBRUARY SEVENTH.

BECAUSE HE WAS UNDER A PROBATIONARY PERIOD - THE DISTRICT DIDN'T HAVE TO PROVIDE A REASON FOR FIRING HIM.

THE 24-YEAR-OLD HAS NOT BEEN ARRESTED.

IN THE NEWSROOM CK NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


HARBORSIDE CRA-TRX OC


RIGHT NOW AT NOON -

A NEW HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING A REALITY.

CITY LEADERS DECIDED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A PRE-DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR A HOTEL NEXT TO HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER.

BUT.THAT DEAL IS NOT A DONE ONE JUST YET!

NBC2'S NICK CILETTI WAS AT THAT MEETING IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS WITH WHAT ALL THAT MEANS. Return to index of stories...


HARBORSIDE CRA-PKG


GUYS.I JUST STEPPED OUT OF A COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING HERE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

CITY LEADERS DECIDED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A PRE-DEVELOPMENT DEAL.

BUT.CITY COUNCIL NEEDS TO APPROVE THAT DEAL AT MONDAY NIGHT'S MEETING.

CALIFORNIA-BASED WESTERN NATIONAL CAPITAL PARTNERS IS THE GROUP THAT WANTS TO BUILD THE HOTEL.

GOOD NEWS FOR THE CITY AFTER ANOTHER DEVELOPER BACKED OUT LAST YEAR.

BEFORE ANYTHING IS A DONE DEAL.THE DEVELOPER HAS SAID THE CITY MUST MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER.

COUNCIL SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR DEBATING THE ISSUE THIS MORNING.

PART OF THE CONCERN IS WHAT HAPPENS IF THE HOTEL FLOPS - AND BECOMES A BURDEN FOR THE CITY.

it could be not be a success and if it's not a success where are we at as the public owner of the property down there in that situation? And we are building in clauses and safeguards to take care of that

IF COUNCIL APPROVES THIS DEAL MONDAY.

IT WOULD LAST SIXTY DAYS

THERE'S OTHER AGREEMENTS THAT WOULD GO INTO EFFECT FIRST BEFORE GROUND CAN BE BROKEN

. IT WOULD BE NON-LEGALLY BINDING SO EITHER SIDE COULD BACK OUT AT ANY TIME.

REPORTING IN FORT MYERS NICK CILETTI NBC2 Return to index of stories...


ALVA FIRE-TRX VOTOPS OC


A FAMILY IS SAFE TODAY AFTER A NEIGHBOR NOTICES A HOUSE FIRE.

NBC2 CAMERAS WERE ROLLING AS FLAMES ERUPTED OVERNIGHT ON REWIS ROAD IN ALVA.

NBC2'S SAM SWEENEY WAS ON SCENE FROM the BEGINNING.

HE TALKED WITH THE HOMEOWNER TODAY. Return to index of stories...


ALVA FIRE-PKG


A FAMILY COUNTING THEIR BLESSINGS THIS MORNING AFTER A NEIGHBOR SAVES THEM FROM THEIR BURNING HOME.

THIS HAPPENED IN ALVA JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT NBC 2'S SAM SWEENEY IS THERE. WHERE AN INVESTIGATION IS NOW UNDERWAY.

SAM WHAT IS LEFT OF THAT HOME?

HEATHER AND CHAD--- THIS WAS THE FAMILIES NEW CADILAC. JUST A SHELL NOW--- YOU CAN IMAGINE JUST HOW HOT THIS FIRE WAS AND HOW FAST IT WAS MOVING.

THE ONLY REASON THE FAMILY MADE IT OUT ALIVE BEFORE THE FIRE SPRED. A NEIGHBOR CAME AND BANG ON THE DOOR. THREE PEOPLE ESCAPED. THE HOMEOWNER TELLS ME IF WERENT FOR THE NEIGHBOR, HIS ENTIRE FAMILY COULD HAVE BEEN WIPED OUT

LETS LOOK AT HOW BIG THESE FLAMES WERE.

FIRE FIRE FIGHTERS WENT INTO THE OFFENSIVE POSITION--INSIDE THE MAIN HOME RIPPING OUT THE CEILING TO STOP THE FLAMES FROM SPREADING THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE.

DAVID THE HOMEOWNER TELLS ME HES SHAKEN, BUT DOING OK.

BACK OUT LIVE--- WILL ADLIB DONT KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING THERE NOW.

LIVE IN ALVA SS NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING HEARING-VO


IT'S DAY TWO OF A HEARING ON THE CONTROVERSIAL OIL DRILLING PROPOSAL IN COLLIER COUNTY.

DEP OFFICIALS ARE TAKING THE STAND TODAY.

IN OPENING STATEMENTS TUESDAY-

THE DAN A HUGHES OIL COMPANY TOLD THE JUDGE-

PANTHERS WON'T BE IMPACTED FROM THE DRILLING.

SOMETHING SOUTH FLORIDA WILDLANDS ASSOCIATION FOUNDER MATT SCHWARTZ DISAGREES WITH.

THE HEARING IS EXPECTED TO LAST UNTIL FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS


ON WALL STREET - U.S. STOCKS WERE MOSTLY HIGHER IN EARLY TRADING WEDNESDAY AS INVESTORS ASSESSED EARNINGS REPORTS FROM RETAILERS AND OTHER COMPANIES.

HOME BUILDERS ROSE AFTER SALES OF NEW HOMES JUMPED IN JANUARY TO FASTEST PACE IN MORE THAN FIVE YEARS.

RIGHT NOW THE DOW ___. Return to index of stories...


SWFL MARKETWATCH-OC


TODAY - EXPERTS ARE FEELING POSITIVE ABOUT THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA REAL ESTATE MARKET.

THEY SAY NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY, BECAUSE INTEREST RATES ARE STILL LOW, AND HOMEBUILDING PRICES ARE RISING RAPIDLY.

EXPERTS ALSO SAY ITS A GOOD TIME TO SELL BECAUSE PRICES ARE FAIR. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASIONS-TRX SS VOWIPE


NBC2 WITH A COUPLE OF CRIME ALERTS AT MIDDAY.

TWO HOME INVASIONS INVOLVING ARMED ROBBERS AND DUCT TAPE.

IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES ON WHITE BOUELVARD,

A MAN AND HIS FAMILY WERE TIED UP AND ROBBED.

THE HUSBAND AND FATHER OF THREE SAYS ABOUT A WEEK AND A HALF AGO,

FIVE MEN STORMED HIS HOUSE WITH GUNS,

TIED UP HIS WIFE, KIDS AND MOTHER-IN-LAW.

THEN ROBBED THE FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASIONS-SOTVO TOPS WIPE


30:18 "they took us into one room and they bound us with duct tape."

THE DAD WANTS HIS IDENTITY PROTECTED.

HE SAYS THE ROBBERS TOOK 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF JEWELRY.

THEY STOLE ANOTHER THOUSAND IN CASH. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES HOME INVASION-SS VOTOPS


AND TWO NIGHTS AGO,

ANOTHER SCARY HOME INVASION IN NAPLES.

IT HAPPENED JUST SOUTH OF THE NAPLES YACHT CLUB ON 17TH AVENUE SOUTH.

MASKED MEN HELD THE FAMILY INCLUDING TWO CHILDREN AT GUNPOINT,

WRAPPING THEM IN DUCT TAPE.

AFTER NEARLY 40 MINUTES OF COLLECTING VALUABLES,

THE ROBBERS TOOK THE FAMILY'S B-M-W AND GOT AWAY.

THAT CAR WAS LATER FOUND AT TOMMY BAHAMAS IN NAPLES.

CALL POLICE IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT EITHER CRIME. Return to index of stories...


PAIN PILL CONTROVERSY-TRX VO


A NEW PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLER IS CAUSING A BIG STIR IN THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY.

MORE THAN 40 HEALTH CARE GROUPS WANT THE F-D-A TO REVOKE ITS APPROVAL OF ZO-HYDRO, A HYDRO-CODONE-BASED DRUG.

THE GROUPS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE DRUG'S POTENCY AND POTENTIAL FOR ABUSE.

THE C-D-C REPORTS PRESCRIPTION DRUG-RELATED DEATHS HAVE MORE THAN QUADRUPLED OVER THE LAST DECADE,

THE STRONGER PAINKILLERS ARE THE MOST FREQUENTLY ABUSED. BOTH ZOHYDRO'S MAKER AND THE F-D-A SAY THE DRUG'S BENEFITS OUTWEIGH ANY RISKS. Return to index of stories...


WHITE HOUSE PHONE SURVEILLANCE `-VO


NEW AT MIDDAY FROM WASHINGTON,

THE WHITE HOUSE IS CONSIDERING FOUR OPTIONS FOR REVAMPING THE N-S-A'S PHONE SURVEILLANCE OPERATION.

ACCORDING TO THE WALL STREET JOURNAL,

THREE OF THE CHOICES INVOLVE RUNNING ALL THE DATA THROUGH OUTSIDE ENTITIES - LIKE THE PHONE COMPANIES OR OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.

THE FOURTH OPTION - ABOLISH THE PROGRAM ALTOGETHER.

PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCED PLANS TO REFORM THE AGENCY AFTER LEAKS BY FORMER CONTRACTOR EDWARD SNOWDEN. Return to index of stories...


CLINTON FL HEALTH CARE-TRX VO


HILARY CLINTON'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE IS RAISING SPECULATIONS ABOUT 20-16

TODAY SHE HEADS TO SWING STATE FLORIDA FOR TWO SPEECHES.

HER FIRST STOP - ORLANDO - TO SPEAK ABOUT HEALTH CARE.

THEN SHE WILL HEAD TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI.

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COLLIER EARLY DISMISSAL-OC


A REMINDER FOR FOLKS IN COLLIER COUNTY TODAY, YOU MIGHT NOTICE MORE TRAFFIC DURING LUNCH HOUR.

CLASSES DISMISS THREE HOURS EARLY TODAY FOR ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

IT'S FOR A SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP FOR STAFF. Return to index of stories...


SETH MEYERS RATINGS-NATS VO


N-B-C'S "LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS" IS OFF TO A GREAT START!

nats of show open

MONDAY'S PREMIERE OF THE SHOW DREW THREE-POINT-FOUR MILLION VIEWERS.

THAT'S THE BIGGEST AUDIENCE FOR A MONDAY LATE NIGHT IN NINE YEARS.

JIMMY FALLON HAS BEEN DOING WELL AS HOST OF "THE TONIGHT SHOW."

MONDAY NIGHT HE DREW SIX-POINT-THREE MILLION VIEWERS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


IT COULD BE THE NEXT MONEY MAKER FOR YOU.

AS STATES LEGALIZE MARIJUANA,

WALL STREET IS TAKING NOTICE.

SO IS INVESTING IN POT WORTH THE GAMBLE?

EXPERTS WEIGH IN.

AND NEW NUMBERS ON AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE.

WE'LL SHOW YOU JUST HOW MANY HAVE SIGNED UP,

AND WHO'S SAYING NO THANKS.

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TZ1 A) MARIJUANA STOCKS-VO


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TZ1 B) OBAMACARE NUMBERS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


POTUS YEAR OF ACTION-VO


PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCES A NEW COMPETITION AS PART OF THE PRESIDENT'S 'YEAR OF ACTION.'

THE PRESIDENT IS IN SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA THIS AFTERNOON TO MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT.

HE'LL ABOUT THE NEW COMPETITION THAT HE HOPES WILL ENCOURAGE INVESTMENTS, CREATE JOBS AND RESTORE INFRASTRUCTURE. Return to index of stories...


OBAMACARE NUMBERS-TRX VOTOPS WIPE


NEW NUMBERS ON THE NEW HEALTHCARE LAW.

ENROLLMENTS FOR HEALTHCARE HAVE HIT THE FOUR MILLION MARK.

THE PACE WOULD STILL PUT THE WHITE HOUSE SHORT OF IT'S GOAL OF SIX MILLION BY THE END OF MARCH.

THAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR COVERAGE THIS YEAR.

A LOW NUMBER OF YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE SIGNING UP,

ONLY ABOUT 27 PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD ON CAPITOL HILL-VOTOPS


HOLLYWOOD STARS ARE ON CAPITOL HILL TODAY.

OSCAR-WINNER BEN AFFLECK WILL BE MEETING WITH SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY,

ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.

AFFLECK IS THE FOUNDER OF THE EASTERN CONGO INITIATIVE.

ACTOR SETH ROGEN WILL ALSO BE ON CAPITOL HILL TODAY REPRESENTING THE NATIONAL ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION. Return to index of stories...


GARAGE DOOR OPENER RECALL-TRX VO BNR WIPE


AN NBC2 CONSUMER ALERT -

A FIRE HAZARD PROMPTS THE RECALL OF A POPULAR GARAGE DOOR OPENER.

CUSTOMERS HAVE COMPLAINED OF OVERHEATING CONTROL BOARDS ON THE 'GENIE POWERMAX' AND 'GENIE PRO'.

THEY WERE SOLD NATIONWIDE FROM AUGUST 2011 THROUGH OCTOBER 2012 FOR ABOUT 250-DOLLARS.

LEARN HOW TO GET A REPLACEMENT KIT AT NBC DASH 2 DOT COM, CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


GM RECALL-VIDBOX TOPS


GENERAL MOTORS IS ADDING NEARLY 600-THOUSAND *MORE VEHICLES TO A RECALL - THAT CONCERNS IGNITION SWITCHES THAT CAN SHUT OFF YOUR ENGINE AND CAUSE A CRASH.

THE AUTOMAKER IS ADDING SATURN ION MODELS FROM 2003 TO 2007, CHEVY H-H-R SUV'S, AND PONTIAC SOLSTICE AND SATURN SKY CARS FROM 2006 AND 2007.

GM SAYS THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN LINKED TO 31 CRASHES AND 13 FRONT-SEAT DEATHS. Return to index of stories...


DELTA SKYMILES-OC VO


DELTA AIR LINES IS REVAMPING ITS FREQUENT FLIER PROGRAM.

STARTING NEXT YEAR, PASSENGERS WILL EARN SKYMILES BASED ON TICKET PRICES, INSTEAD OF HOW FAR THEY FLY.

MEMBERS WITHOUT ELITE STATUS GET FIVE MILES FOR EVERY DOLLAR SPENT, WHILE ELITE PASSENGERS GET 11 MILES PER DOLLAR. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-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.

"Showers followed by cooler weather"

Expect daytime highs to max out in the lower 80s with increasing clouds during the late afternoon. A few showers will be possible mainly east of the interstate, while most end the day on a dry note.

Clouds will thicken up tonight and temperatures will settle into the middle 60s. We'll even see a few showers overnight as a cold front approaches Southwest Florida.

Scattered showers will continue throughout our Thursday morning and it will end up being a cool day as daytime highs climb into the lower to middle 70s. By Friday morning, cooler air will rush down the state and temperatures will start off in the middle to upper 50s. Clouds will hang tough for the first part of the day, before the sunshine returns during the afternoon. This will set the stage for a splendid weekend with highs in the lower 80s and comfortable humidity values. Return to index of stories...


MARIJUANA STOCKS-TRX OC


AS MORE AND MORE STATES LEGALIZE MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL REASONS, WE'RE SEEING A RIPPLE EFFECT.

SOME INVESTORS ARE BETTING ON A GREEN FUTURE WITH MARIJUANA STOCK.

NICK MCGURK EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


MARIJUANA STOCKS-PKG


"I don't need a stuffy office to do it I've got everything I need right here."

FROM HIS LOVELAND APT.

"This was 16-thousand dollars that month"

KENT HOLESINGER IS SEEING GREEN.

"Even though it's legal it's still just not something I'm interested in doing."

HE DOESN'T SMOKE THE GREEN STUFF BUT HE'S HOOKED ON MAKING IT.

"I spent months doing research and trying to find the right company."

ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO, HE INVESTED IN A COMPANY CALLED MEDICAL MARIJUANA INCORPORATED.

"It deals mostly in patents."

THE MONEY. KEEPS ADDING UP.

"I bought in at 2 cents a share. At its high, it hit 50 cents a share. So that is a huge growth."

HOW HUGE?

"I would've made about $250,000"

"Holesinger has made all his money on stock less than a dollar. It's what financial advisors call a penny stock. and they say those stocks are a gamble."

"They're trying to attract these investors to purchase these penny stocks, inflate the prices just by title alone, at which time the insiders will get out, and leave unsuspecting investors with worthless stock."

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER MICHAEL TARANTINO WITH HOME STATE BANK SAYS CLIENTS ARE ASKING HIM ABOUT MARIJUANA STOCK ALMOST EVERY DAY.

HE GIVES THE SAME ADVICE.

"Stay away. Stay far away. I've been to 47 of the 50 states."

STILL HOLESINGER SAYS VISION IS PAYING OFF. A VISION THAT IS ALL ABOUT THE GREEN.

"Within the next 10 years, it is not that unrealistic that my stock could make me a million dollars." Return to index of stories...


TX CHUPACABRA-SOTVO


NICK MCGURK REPORTING.

A SOUTH TEXAS COUPLE TO HAVE PROOF A ONE LEGENDARY CREATURE EXISTS.

my grandchildren said, 'oh that's a chupacabra

DOUG AND LUCY OHRT SAYS THEIR GRANDSON SHOT AND KILLED A CHUPA-CABRA ON THEIR RANCH.

BUT A WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST SAYS IT'S MORE LIKELY THE CREATURE IS AN ANIMAL WITH MANGE.

THE NAME CHUPA-CABRA MEANS GOAT SUCKER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


SELFIES ARE A SOCIAL SENSATION.

BUT SOME BELIEVE ALL THOSE SELFIES HAVE LED TO AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CASES OF HEAD LICE.

SO BEFORE YOU GROUP TOGETHER FOR THAT MAGIC PHOTO,

HEAR WHAT HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY ABOUT IT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) SELFIES LICE-VO


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SELFIES LICE-2 SHOT


A STORY THAT WENT VIRAL THIS WEEK.

TEENS - GETTING LICE BY TAKING TOO MANY SELFIES.

BUT IS IT TRUE?

HEALTH EXPERTS SAY NO.

TERRY SWEENEY HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


SELFIES LICE-PKG


IT SEEMS EVERYBODY'S TAKING SELFIES. ME. HILLARY, THE FIRST LADY. BUT MARCY MCQUILLAN WHO OWNS NITLESS NOGGINS, SAYS WHEN IT COMES TO SELFIES, TWO HEADS ARE NOT BETTER THAN ONE.

"When the middle school and high school kids get together to take their selfie and they are together for a prolonged time, where they are taking 20 or 30 pictures. They are looking at YouTube videos together that the lice is crawling from one head to the next."

SHE BASES HER THEORY ON A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF TEENAGE CLIENTS AND ON CONVERSATIONS WITH THE TEENS WHO COME TO HER SALONS TO BE DELOUSED.

"We were noticing them on their phones and we were talking about doing group Selfies and things like that and it came across to us that this could be the possible impact of the increase."

DANIEL WILSON IS WITH THE ALAMEDA COUNTY HEALTH AGENCY AND IS NOT AFRAID OF A GROUP SELFIE OBVIOUSLY. BUT HE IS SKEPTICAL OF MCQUILLAN'S THEORY EXCEPT IN EXTREME CASES.

"If you have a real heavy infestation it's going to come out inside those pictures. But a low-level infestation I don't think it would happen so casually."

THE CONTROVERSY FROM MCQUILLANS COMMENTS TRAVELED ALL THE WAY TO DR. RICHARD POLLOCK WITH THE HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH WHO IS FAR MORE SKEPTICAL. HE SAYS: THIS IS A MARKETING PLOY, PURE AND SIMPLE. WHEREVER THESE LOUSE SALONS OPEN A NEW BRANCH, THERE ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE AN EPIDEMIC. IT'S GOOD FOR BUSINESS.

"He studies parasites perhaps but he's not dealing with the families like I do on a daily basis that are coming in here and where you can actually see the increase." Return to index of stories...


EXCUSES FOR BEING LATE-VO


IT HAPPENS TO THE BEST OF US -

BEING LATE TO WORK FROM TIME TO TIME.

LISTEN TO THIS NUMBER.

ACCORDING TO A SURVEY DONE BY CAREER BUILDER,

OF THE THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE POLLED,

23 PERCENT SAID THEY WERE LATE ONCE A MONTH.

HERE'S ONE MORE NUMBER FOR YOU.

18 PERCENT OF BOSSES SAID THEY DID NOT CARE ABOUT TARDINESS,

AS LONG AS THE WORK GETS DONE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2 SHOT


THERE'S A DEBATE TAKING SHAPE ON THE USE OF E-CIGARETTES.

NEW INFORMATION MIDDAY - THE PROS AND CONS OF THE TOBACCO-LESS ELECTRONIC DEVICES.

AND THIS.

"I don't want the wrong person picking up anybody's child."

BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.

A SCHOOL IN CONNECTICUT RAMPS UP SECURITY AFTER A GRANDFATHER TAKES HOME THE WRONG CHILD. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) E CIGARETTES-VO


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TZ3 B) GRANDPA PICKS UP WRONG KID-SOTVO


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DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS


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OPEN 12:30-CLIP


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ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-SS VO 2 SS


NBC2 BREAKING NEW DETAILS TODAY ABOUT A STUDENT-TEACHER RELATIONSHIP AT ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL.

AS WE'VE REPORTED - FORMER TEACHER DOMENIC FRANK IS ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A STUDENT.

TODAY NBC2 GOT A HOLD OF THE DISTRICT'S INVESTIGATIVE FILE.

THE FILE INCLUDES WRITTEN STATEMENTS FROM STUDENTS AT ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL.

BOTH STUDENTS SAY A SOPHOMORE GIRL ADMITTED TO HAVING SEX WITH FRANK.

CHARLIE KEEGAN - REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-PKG


THE STATEMENTS SAY THE STUDENT AND FRANK BEGAN TALKING ON FACEBOOK.

ACCORDING TO ONE STUDENT - FRANK CALLED THE 16-YEAR OLD ONE NIGHT AND INVITED HER OVER.

THE TEEN TOLD THAT STUDENT THAT

"when she got to his house, she was laying on his bed and he took all of her clothes off."

SHE GOES ON TO SAY SHE HAD SEX WITH FRANK.

RUMORS STARTED SPREADING AROUND SCHOOL AND ANOTHER STUDENT CONFRONTED THIS TEENAGER ABOUT THEM - WIRTING

"He heard about them having sex and when I got to class I asked if it was true and she said yes"

THE GIRL ASKED OTHER STUDENTS NOT TO TELL ANYONE AND SAID SHE LOVES FRANK AND WANTS TO MARRY HIM. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-OC


THE DISTRICT FIRED DOMENIC FRANK FEBRUARY SEVENTH.

THE 24-YEAR-OLD HAS NOT BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


HOME MISUSE OF FUNDS-TRX OC


Cindy Dobyns cdobyns@abovewater.com

8:45 AM

to Cindy

MEDIA ALERT FOR PRESS CONFERENCE

WHO: A press conference hosted by the directors of non-profit H.O.M.E.. Presiding over the news conference will be H.O.M.E. director John Barlow and counsel from Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A.

WHY: To rebuke false allegations of criminal conduct and misappropriation of public funds made by Collier County Clerk of Courts Dwight Brock, and in the process expose the Clerk's misuse of his elected office, and taxpayer monies, to achieve political retribution.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 26

10:30 a.m.

WHERE: The Lobby of The Hilton Naples

5111 Tamiami Trail North

Naples

MEDIA CONTACT:

Cindy Dobyns

AboveWater Public Relations and Marketing, LLC

239-596-9149

cdobyns@abovewater.com

To arrange for individual interviews, please contact AboveWater.

2/24/2014

Cindy Dobyns

AboveWater Public Relations and Marketing, LLC

596-9149

cdobyns@abovewater.com

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BREAKING NEWS AT NOON -

A 21 YEAR-OLD FORT MYERS MAN JUST APPEARED IN FEDERAL COURT ON A PAIR OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES.

JOHN HANLON JUNIOR PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO RECEIVING OR DISTRIBUTING AS WELL AS POSSESSING CHILD PORN.

A JUDGE RELEASED HANLON ON BOND.

HANLON WAS ARRESTED TUESDAY AT THE LAGUNA DRIVE HOME HE SHARES WITH HIS PARENTS.

ACCORDING TO AN INCIDENT REPORT -- HIS FATHER -- JOHN HANLON SENIOR BECAME COMBATIVE AND SHOVED DEPUTIES. TRYING TO PREVENT THE ARREST.

HANLON SENIOR FACES A PAIR OF CHARGES FOR RESISTING AN OFFICER. Return to index of stories...


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A FAMILY IS COUNTING THEIR BLESSINGS AFTER A NEIGHBOR SAVES THEM FROM THEIR BURNING HOME.

IT HAPPENED IN ALVA JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON REWIS ROAD.

THE ONLY REASON THE FAMILY MADE IT OUT ALIVE -

A NEIGHBOR CAME AND BANGED ON THE DOOR.

THREE PEOPLE ESCAPED.

THE HOMEOWNER SAYS HE'S SHAKEN, BUT DOING OK.

AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY. Return to index of stories...


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HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN COLLIER COUNTY - SOMETHING WE'RE KEEPING TABS ON - DAY TWO OF A HEARING ON THE CONTROVERSIAL OIL DRILLING PROPOSAL.

D-E-P OFFICIALS ARE TAKING THE STAND TODAY.

IN OPENING STATEMENTS TUESDAY, THE DAN A HUGHES OIL COMPANY TOLD THE JUDGE - PANTHERS WOULD NOT BE IMPACTED FROM THE DRILLING.

HOWEVER - SOUTH FLORIDA WILDLANDS ASSOCIATION FOUNDER MATT SCHWARTZ DISAGREES.

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STOCKS-OC TRX BIGBOARD


THE STOCK MARKET WAS LITTLE CHANGED OUT OF THE GATE.

INVESTORS ARE MULLING OVER ENCOURAGING NEWS FROM THE HOUSING MARKET.

NEW HOMES SALES IN JANUARY SPIKED 9-PERCENT.

THAT JUMP IS THE FASTEST PACE IN FIVE YEARS.

LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD.

RIGHT NOW THE DOW ___. Return to index of stories...


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A CRIME ALERT IN COLLIER COUNTY TODAY.

TWO VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS - WHERE THE VICTIMS, INCLUDING CHILDREN, WERE TIED UP WITH DUCT TAPE.

AND WHAT'S MORE DISTURBING - SO FAR, NO ONE'S BEEN ARRESTED.

THE FIRST HOME INVASION HAPPENED IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES ON WHITE BOULEVARD.

THAT'S EAST OF COLLIER BOULEVARD.

A WEEK AGO - FIVE MEN STORMED INTO A MAN'S HOME, ARMED WITH GUNS.

THEY TIED UP HIS WIFE, THREE KIDS, AND MOTHER-IN-LAW WITH DUCT TAPE --

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IN ANOTHER CARE - 2 NIGHTS AGO IN NAPLES ON 17TH AVENUE SOUTH, MASKED MEN HELD A FAMILY WITH TWO CHILDREN AT GUNPOINT - ALSO TYING THEM UP WITH DUCT TAPE.

THE ROBBERS TOOK THE FAMILY'S B-M-W AND OTHER VALUABLES.

THE CAR WAS LATER FOUND AT TOMMY BAHAMAS IN NAPLES.

IT WAS THE FIRST HOME INVASION THE CITY HAS HAD IN THE LAST 9 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


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NEW CLINICAL TRIALS IN FLORIDA COULD HELP THE LIVES OF HEART FAILURE PATIENTS.

GAYLE GUYARDO GIVES US A GLIMPSE OF THE GROUNDBREAKING MEDICAL DEVICES THAT MOST PATIENTS DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO. Return to index of stories...


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HE DIDN'T SKIP A BEAT.

DAVID PETRANTONI THE PRESIDENT OF DAVINCI BUILDERS IS BACK ON JOB SITES AFTER PARTICIPATING IN A MAJOR HEART STUDY.

PETRANTONI WAS A CANDIDATE TO RECEIVE A DISSOLVABLE HEART STENT.

"I was lucky enough to get out the same day - a little bit soar but I walked the whole boat show."

PETRANTONI'S DOCTOR SUGGESTED HE PARTICIPATE IN THE STUDY FOR THE CHANCE TO ACCESS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY.

"Right here in Tampa Bay area we have devices that are in places that are world famous."

MEDICAL INSIDERS BELIEVE DISSOLVABLE STENTS WILL BE A GAME CHANGER IN TREATING CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE.

"so we're putting in this stent. just an open artery."

ANOTHER MAJOR STUDY HAPPENING AT MORTON PLANT INVOLVES THIS DEVICE TO TREAT AORTIC STENOSIS. CALLED THE PARACHUTE.

"with the technology advancing we can offer this placement through a less invasive method, and reach more patients if it goes untreated."

FOR PATIENTS IN THIS STUDY - THE DEVICE IS THEiR LAST OPTION OF WINNING THE FIGHT AGAINST HEART DISEASE. Return to index of stories...


E CIGARETTES-VO PLASMA


GAYLE GUYARDO REPORTING.

E-CIGARETTES ARE GAINING POPULARITY IN THIS COUNTRY.

THEY CAN HELP PEOPLE QUIT SMOKING,

BUT SOME FEAR THEY CAN GET OTHERS ADDICTED TO NICOTINE.

CARL AZUZ TAKES A LOOK AT BOTH SIDES. Return to index of stories...


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PETER CHUGAEV HAS BEEN SMOKING FOR 45 YEARS AND FOR THE PAST 15 HE'S BEEN TRYING TO QUIT.

You have a cup of coffee, you go on the deck, you have a cigarette.

NOW HE'S TURNING TO ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES TO TRY TO QUIT.USERS INHALE, BUT THERE'S NO SMOKE. TAKING A PUFF TRIGGERS A HEATING COIL, WHICH WARMS UP LIQUID NICOTINE, IN A PLASTIC FILTER. RESULTING IN NICOTINE-FILLED VAPOR.

BUT HARD CORE SMOKERS AREN'T THE ONLY ONES SEEKING OUT E-CIGARETTES. YOUNG PEOPLE ARE AS WELL AND THIS HAS SOME HEALTH EXPERTS CONCERNED BECAUSE THESE PRODUCTS ARE NOT FEDERALLY REGULATED AND THERE IS LIMITED RESEARCH ON THEIR SAFETY.

Dr. Sharon Bergquist: The greatest concern is that between 2011 and 2012 the rate of use between middle school and high school kids has doubled.

THESE PRODUCTS COME IN FLAVORS THAT MAY APPEAL TO YOUNG PEOPLE.

Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director, CDC:Well, there are not a lot of adults who would smoke a cotton candy e-cigarette.

HEALTH EXPERTS WORRY THAT ONCE ADDICTED TO THE NICOTINE IN E-CIGARETTES, YOUNG PEOPLE MAYBRANCH OUT AND TRY TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

MANUFACTURERS SAY THEY DON'T MARKET TO KIDS AND MAINTAIN THAT ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES ARE A GOOD ALTERNATIVE TO CONVENTIONAL CIGARETTES.

AND FOR PETER, E-CIGARETTES SEEM TO BE HELPING. HE IS DOWN FROM A PACK A DAY OF REGULAR CIGARETTES TO ABOUT HALF THAT AND HOPES TO KICK THE HABIT BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

FOR TODAY'S HEALTH MINUTE, I'M CARL AZUZ. Return to index of stories...


DISTRICT 19 MEDICAL MARIJUANA-SOT OC


CARL AZUZ REPORTING.

TODAY'S NOON DEADLINE HAS PASSED FOR ANYONE WANTING TO RUN FOR TREY RADEL'S CONGRESSIONAL SEAT IN THE 19TH DISTRICT.

FOUR GOP CONGRESSIONAL HOPEFULS MET FOR A DEBATE TUESDAY.

LISTEN TO THEIR VIEWS ON LEGALIZING MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

5851 "It quickly becomes recreational marijuana and so I'm not going to vote for it but if history tells us something and it gets the chance to be on the ballot it's probably going to be legal here."

5538 "I tell you I personally do not support the amendment because I do not like the thought of allowing illegal drug use for anything."

5610 "I don't want to start the ball rolling towards this idea that legalizing illegal drugs is somehow okay and nobody gets hurt."

5723 "I say take it off schedule one if it doesn't belong there. Allow the pharmaceutical industry to conduct the research. Allow the doctor to make determination and then control it."

VOTERS GET TO MAKE THE DECISION IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


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NBC2 HAS LEARNED - SEVERAL RESTAURANTS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA ARE NOW CHARGING CUSTOMERS MORE TO OFFSET THE COSTS OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE ACT.

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several restaurants in central Florida now charge customers more to offset the costs of the Affordable Care Act.

Ten Gator's Dockside restaurants in Lake County, Lakeland and the Jacksonville-area just tacked on a one-percent fee for customers.

The locations in Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties, as well as on Highway 27 in the Four Corners area, will not be instituting the surcharge because they're owned by a different restaurant group.

Restaurant managers have posted signs alerting customers to the new surcharge.

"We wanted to definitely be transparent that affordable healthcare is part of the cost of doing business," said Sandra Clark, director of operations with Gator's Dockside Group.

The owners said it will help pay the healthcare costs for their 500 full-time employees.

Customers at the Clermont location had mixed reactions.

"I don't agree with it. I don't," said customer Brian Earwood.

"I don't think it's the right thing to do because, you know, you're penalizing us. But at the same time you have to pay employees and take care of them as well and I totally understand that too," said customer Mauri Carver.

The Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, requires businesses with more than 50 full-time employees to offer affordable healthcare benefits.

Clark said her company believes the one-percent surcharge is the best solution.

"We're definitely doing it to stay afloat. It's not political in anyway. The president may have brought this agenda to forefront. It's law now and what's law made it real for us," said Clark.

Clark said the restaurant group expects to pay up to $500,000 a year for its employees' healthcare. She said the restaurant doesn't expect to come close to recouping that the total amount it must pay for government healthcare.

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TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


RYAN HUGHES REPORTING.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA IN CALIFORNIA.

TAKING A BREAK IS ONE THING.

BUT THIS POLICE DISPATCHER TAKES HER TIME OFF A LITTLE TO FAR.

MUST SEE AT MIDDAY.

WHAT SHE DID TO LAND A SPOT IN JAIL.

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DISPATCHER SMOKES POT-VO PLASMA


SECURITY CAMERAS CATCH A POLICE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE IN OKLAHOMA TAKING A SMOKE BREAK.

BUT SHE DIDN'T LIGHT A CIGARETTE.

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A POLICE DEPARTMENT IS THE LAST PLACE YOU'D THINK ANYONE WOULD BRING DRUGS.

BUT AUTHORITIES IN CARNEGIE SAY THEY CAUGHT ONE OF THEIR OWN POLICE DISPATCHERS SMOKING MARIJUANA INSIDE HEADQUARTERS. WHILE ON DUTY. AND ON CAMERA.

"The town has a drug-free workplace policy."

ONE THE MAYOR SAYS DISPATCHER VICKI BOYUNG DID NOT FOLLOW.

POLICE REPORTS STATE AN OFFICER "WAS UNABLE TO MAKE CONTACT WITH CARNEGIE POLICE DEPARTMENT DISPATCH" ON THE TWO WAY RADIO.

AND POLICE TELL US THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS WHY NO ONE WAS ANSWERING. THEY SAY THE DISPATCHER WAS AWAY FROM THE RADIO - SMOKING POT.

YOU CAN SEE HER STANDING NEAR THE GARAGE DOOR OPENING. AND AFTER ABOUT 9 MINUTES GOES BACK INSIDE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

THE OFFICER WHO WAS TRYING TO GET AHOLD OF THE DISPATCHER DECIDED TO SHOW UP TO CHECK ON HER. AND MOMENTS LATER YOU SEE HIM PULL UP IN HIS POLICE CRUISER.

HE WALKS RIGHT BY THE AREA WHERE THE DISPATCHER IS ACCUSED OF SMOKING. AND THEN TURNS RIGHT AROUND AFTER SMELLING WHAT HE BELIEVES IS MARIJUANA.

HE CONFRONTED BOYUNG ABOUT THE SMELL AND SHE FINALLY ADMITTED TO SMOKING POT ON THE JOB AND GAVE THE OFFICER A SMALL TIN CONTAINER WITH TWO AND A HALF JOINTS INSIDE.

THAT'S WHEN THE OFFICER ARRESTED HIS COWORKER ON THE SPOT.

"We enforce the laws equally and fairly."

AND BOYUNG WAS JAILED IN THE SAME POLICE DEPARTMENT SHE ONCE WORKED.

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DISPATCHER SMOKES POT-OC


JOLEEN CHANEY REPORTING.

THE DISPATCHER NOW FACES A CHARGE OF POSSESSION OF A DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE,

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IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR!

WEEKLY BOAT TOURS RETURN FOR THE SEASON.

STARTING TODAY THE EDISON AND FORD WINTER ESTATES AND CAPTIVA CRUISES ARE OFFERING CRUISES AND TOURS FROM CAPTIVA ISLAND.

IT COSTS $65 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS, AND $60 FOR KIDS.

YOU CAN ALSO DO SELF GUIDED TOURS - AT $45 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS.

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WE'RE LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEKEND,

SUN SPLASH FAMILY WATER PARK REOPENS IN CAPE CORAL.

YOU CAN PLAN ON GOING SATURDAY MARCH 8TH, IT'S RE-OPENS AT 10AM.

SUN SPLASH HAS MORE THAN 14 ACRES OF ATTRACTIONS FOR VISITORS OF ALL AGES INCLUDING THREE SPEED SLIDES, A LAZY RIVER, FAMILY POOL, SEVERAL OPEN AND ENCLOSED FLUMES, AND A TOT SPOT FOR SMALL CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


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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.

"Showers followed by cooler weather"

Expect daytime highs to max out in the lower 80s with increasing clouds during the late afternoon. A few showers will be possible mainly east of the interstate, while most end the day on a dry note.

Clouds will thicken up tonight and temperatures will settle into the middle 60s. We'll even see a few showers overnight as a cold front approaches Southwest Florida.

Scattered showers will continue throughout our Thursday morning and it will end up being a cool day as daytime highs climb into the lower to middle 70s. By Friday morning, cooler air will rush down the state and temperatures will start off in the middle to upper 50s. Clouds will hang tough for the first part of the day, before the sunshine returns during the afternoon. This will set the stage for a splendid weekend with highs in the lower 80s and comfortable humidity values. Return to index of stories...


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A JUDGE IN TORONTO HAS SENTENCED A DOCTOR TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING SEVERAL OF HIS PATIENTS.

DOCTOR GEORGE DOOD-NAUGHT - AN ANESTHESIOLOGIST WAS CONVICTED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING 21 WOMEN - ALL OF THEM WERE UNDER SEDATION AT THE TIME.

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SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAPTURES A MAN KIDNAPPING A WOMAN IN CALIFORNIA,

PUSHING HER TO THE BACKSEAT OF HIS CAR,

AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTING HER.

THAT MAN IS ON THE RUN TODAY.

GADI SCHWARTZ REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


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A warning this video is extremely hard to watch but it may be the key to catching a suspected rapist.

This is him pulling up in a dark Nissan maxima looking car after spotting a 53 year old mentally impaired woman standing alone near a closed greyhound station.

"She reported the incident right away and she was truly traumatized as to what happened to her."

He goes over-- appears to say something- begins to lead her by the hand- it looks like she struggles- so he manhandles her over to his car.

Residents are disgusted.

"It makes me sick to my stomach."

The video has been cut before what comes next but investigators say the man- whose picture we are enhancing ---sexually assaults the 53 year old - then 45 minutes drops her off near 16 street and Martian Luther king blvd. Return to index of stories...


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GADI SCHWARTZ REPORTING.

WE CHECKED.

POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE MAN IN THE VIDEO.

THE CONDITION OF THE VICTIM IS NOT BEING RELEASED. Return to index of stories...


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LISTEN TO THIS -

A CONNECTICUT SCHOOL IS STEPPING UP SECURITY AFTER A GRANDFATHER PICKED UP A 5-YEAR-OLD CHILD, TOOK HIM HOME, ONLY THEN REALIZED, IT WAS THE WRONG KID!

ILANA GOLD REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


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"I don't want the wrong person picking up anybody's child."

BUT.THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED AT STERLING COMMUNITY SCHOOL ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

"Oh my god. it's just it's scary."

SCARY BECAUSE A 5 YEAR OLD'S FAMILY SAYS THEIR KINDERGARTNER WAS WAITING TO GET ON THE BUS.WHEN A COMPLETE STRANGER PICKED HIM UP.

WE'RE TOLD A MAN WAS HERE TO GET HIS GRANDSON. SOME HOW GOT CONFUSED AND TOOK THE WRONG KID.

BUT HE DIDN'T KNOW IT UNTIL HE GOT HOME.

"My biggest fear is right especially when I have custody of my grandson."

IT'S ALARMING FOR STEVEN WILLIAMS.HIS GRANDKIDS GO TO SCHOOL HERE.

AND HE DOESN'T WANT THEM ENDING UP IN THE WRONG HANDS.

"I don't know how that happened because they're usually pretty protective."

ACCORDING TO THE SUPERINTENDENT.THE GRANDFATHER FOLLOWED POLICY.HE SHOWED I.D. AND SIGNED OUT THE CORRECT STUDENT.

STAFF WAS SUPPOSED TO WATCH HIM GET THE RIGHT CHILD. AND THAT'S CURRENTLY UNDER INVESTIGATION.

"Of course it's concerning we are responsible for the safety of our children."

THAT'S WHY SUPERINTENDENT RENA KLEBART IS STEPPING UP SECURITY.

SHE'S NOW ADDING MORE STAFF DURING DISMISSAL TO MAKE SURE STUDENTS ARE PICKED UP BY THE RIGHT GUARDIAN.ESPECIALLY FOR THE PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN CLASSES. Return to index of stories...


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ILANA GOLD REPORTING.

THE SCHOOL IS ALSO PUTTING UP MORE SIGN-OUT TABLES TO AVOID POSSIBLE CONFUSION. Return to index of stories...


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A NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COUPLE OUT FOR A STROLL WITH THEIR DOG STUMBLED ACROSS AN UNBELIEVABLE TREASURE TROVE.

BURIED IN THE SHADOW OF A TREE WAS ONE OF THE LARGEST DISCOVERIES OF GOLD COINS EVER UNEARTHED IN THE UNITED STATES.

MORE THAN 14-HUNDRED COINS DATING FROM 1847 TO 1894 WERE FOUND INSIDE EIGHT RUSTY CANISTERS.

SOME OF THE COINS ARE SO RARE. THE HAUL COULD BE WORTH 10-MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


WOULD YOU WANT TO CREATE A PERFECT CHILD BY USING ADVANCE SCIENCE?

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS LOOKING INTO ALLOWING JUST THAT.

FROM EYE COLOR TO HEIGHT, FIRST AT FOUR HOW MODERN SCIENCE MAY BE RUFFLING NEW FEATHERS.

A POLICE OFFICER SHOOTS AND KILLS A FIREMAN - THE WHOLE THING CAUGHT ON CELL PHONE VIDEO.

AHEAD AT FOUR, WHY THE OFFICER IS STILL WALKING FREE.

AND ITS ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHOICES YOU CAN MAKE, WHICH NEW CAR TO BUY.

SOMETHING TO KEEP IN MIND - YOU MAY BE THROWING AWAY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO INSURE THAT SHINEY NEW AUTOMOBILE.

FIRST AT FOUR, WE'LL SHOW YOU BOTH THE CHEAPEST AND MOST EXPENSIVE NEW CARS TO INSURE. Return to index of stories...


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ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-TRXSS VOTOPS


NEW DETAILS TODAY ABOUT A STUDENT-TEACHER RELATIONSHIP AT ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL.

TODAY NBC2 GOT A HOLD OF THE DISTRICT'S INVESTIGATIVE FILE ON DOMENIC FRANK.

HE'S ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A STUDENT.

THE FILE INCLUDES WRITTEN STATEMENTS FROM STUDENTS AT ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL.

BOTH STUDENTS SAY A SOPHOMORE GIRL ADMITTED TO HAVING SEX WITH FRANK.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR UPDATES FIRST AT FOUR. Return to index of stories...


ALVA FIRE-VOTOPS


A FAMILY IS COUNTING THEIR BLESSINGS AFTER A NEIGHBOR SAVES THEM FROM THEIR BURNING HOME.

IT HAPPENED IN ALVA JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON REWIS ROAD.

THE ONLY REASON THE FAMILY MADE IT OUT ALIVE -

A NEIGHBOR CAME AND BANGED ON THE DOOR.

THREE PEOPLE ESCAPED.

THE HOMEOWNER IS SHAKEN, BUT DOING OK.

AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY. Return to index of stories...


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MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


STOCKS ARE UP TODAY - PUSHING THE STANDARD & POOR'S 500 INDEX BACK INTO RECORD TERRITORY, AS INVESTORS ASSESSED EARNINGS REPORTS FROM RETAILERS AND OTHER COMPANIES.

HOME BUILDERS GAINED AFTER SALES OF NEW HOMES JUMPED IN JANUARY AT FASTEST PACE IN MORE THAN FIVE YEARS.

ONE LAST LOOK AT THE DOW THIS HOUR. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE WX AWARENESS TORNADOES-SS TOPS


AS WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK CONTINUES,

TODAY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THUNDERSTORMS AND TORNADOES.

YOU CAN'T HAVE A TORNADO WITHOUT A THUNDERSTORM.

FLORIDA HAS THE GREATEST NUMBER OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE UNITED STATES,

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