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DIRECTORS PAGE CAPE CORAL BUS CRASH-VO
HLA estero teacher personnel file-trxSSTOPS DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS HOTEL-VO WIPE
HLB alva house fire-trxVOTOPS DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS HOTEL-SOTVO
5PM OPEN-CLIP RED SOX OPENER TOMORROW-CG RVL
FIRST WEATHER-ANIBOX STC TEASE ONE-2SHOT
TOSS TO CHARLIE-2 SHOT PUSH SS EAniBx TZ1 A) PUSH FOR NEW PG LIBRARY-VO-WIPE
ESTERO TEACHER PERSONNEL FILE-NEWSROOM TZ1 B) GQ UTURNS-SOTTOPS
ESTERO TEACHER PERSONNEL FILE-PKG TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
ESTERO TEACHER PERSONNEL FILE-NEWSROOM MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
TOSS TO STEVE-trx TC MON SS FLY ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
ALVA HOUSE FIRE-REM 7 FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
ALVA HOUSE FIRE-PKG PUSH FOR NEW PUNTA GORDA LIBRARY-PLASMA
ALVA HOUSE FIRE-REM 7 PUSH FOR NEW PUNTA GORDA LIBRARY-PKG
GOLDEN GATE HOME INVASIONS-OC SOTVO OC SWFL & LEE CO FAIR PREVIEW THU-VO BNR
CAPE CORAL COCAINE ARREST-SS TEASE TWO-1 SHOT
ARSON ARRESTS-SS TZ2 A) GQ UTURN RIGHT OF WAY-VO WIPE
BRIAN CASEY UPDATE-VO TZ2 B) MOTHER USES BABY-VOTOPS
CHILD PORN ARREST-ONCAM TOSS TO CHAD-1-SHOT
BRIAN HARLING UPDATE-VO GQ UTURN RIGHT OF WAY-TC MON
CELL PHONE STOLEN-trx VO GQ UTURN RIGHT OF WAY-PKG
2 YEARS AFTER TRAYVON'S DEATH-OC SS OC GQ UTURN RIGHT OF WAY-TC MON, VO
TOSS TO RICK-EAniBx KOMEN RACE SIGN UP-SS-BNR
H.O.M.E. CONTROVERSY-REM 7 NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
H.O.M.E. CONTROVERSY-PKG A) COLLIER AIRPORT MISTAKES-VO-WIPE
H.O.M.E. CONTROVERSY-REM 7 B) LEHIGH SPRING STANDUP-SOT


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HLA estero teacher personnel file-trxSSTOPS


TONIGHT WE HAVE THE PERSONNEL FILE OF THE FORMER ESTERO HIGH TEACHER ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A SOPHMORE.

IT DETAILS THE EVIDENCE ADMINISTRATORS USED TO KICK HIM OUT OF THE CLASSROOM. Return to index of stories...


HLB alva house fire-trxVOTOPS


PLUS: A FAMILY WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF THEIR BURNING HOME RIGHT BEFORE THE CAR IN THEIR GARAGE EXPLODED!

WE SHOW YOU HOW THEIR NEIGHBOR HELPED THEM ESCAPE. Return to index of stories...


5PM OPEN-CLIP


5PM OPEN Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-ANIBOX STC


FIRST WEATHER

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.

CLOUDS AND SHOWERS ON THE WAY

A few days of changing weather is on the radar before we return to very nice weather this coming weekend.

Skies will be mostly cloudy tonight and First Alert Doppler Radar is tracking showers near Tampa moving in this direction. If the showers hold together we should see some areas of rain break out tonight. Temperatures will drop into the 60's this evening and skies will be mostly cloudy. Winds will die off a bit; however our breeze will continue at 10 - 15 mph through tomorrow.

The forecast for Thursday calls for more cloudy and breezy weather. The high temperature tomorrow will be in the mid 70's. Scattered showers will pop up across the area on Thursday with a chance for rain in the morning, afternoon and early evening. It does not appear that a good soaking if coming, but a little rain will be welcome.

By Friday the skies will start to clear out and on Saturday and Sunday the forecast looks mostly sunny with highs back in the 80's. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHARLIE-2 SHOT PUSH SS EAniBx


FIRST TONIGHT -- FRIENDS OF A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WHO ALLEGEDLY HAD SEX WITH HER TEACHER ARE TELLING A SORDID TALE ABOUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP.

NBC2 DISCOVERED LETTERS IN THE PERSONNEL FILE OF FORMER ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER DOMENIC FRANK.

TURNS OUT, THE TEEN GIRL WAS TALKING.

NBC2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM -- CHARLIE, YOU ALSO FOUND OUT THIS FORMER TEACHER IS RELATED TO THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TEACHER PERSONNEL FILE-NEWSROOM


I CONFIRMED DOMENIC FRANK IS RELATED TO THE ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL THROUGH MARRIAGE- AND EVEN LIVED WITH HIM WHEN HE FIRST MOVED TO FLORIDA.

THE PRINCIPAL RECUSED HIMSELF FROM THE INVESTIGATION AND WAS THE ONE TO RELEASE FRANK FROM HIS CONTRACT --

THAT HAPPENED AFTER TWO STUDENTS WROTE DOWN STATEMENTS SAYING THEIR CLASSMATE ADMITTED SHE WAS HAVING SEX WITH THE FRENCH AND SPANISH TEACHER. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TEACHER PERSONNEL FILE-PKG


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STUDENTS AT ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL DETAIL THE RELATIONSHIP THEIR CLASSMATE TOLD THEM SHE HAD WITH TEACHER DOMENIC FRANK.

IN A WRITTEN STATEMENT - ONE STUDENT CLAIMS HER 16-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLMATE TOLD HER SHE WAS TALKING WITH FRANK ON FACEBOOK - LATER HE CALLED HER - PICKED HER UP - AND

"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 FRANK PUT ON ROMANTIC MUSIC AND HAD SEX WITH HER.

IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR RUMORS TO START SWIRLING AROUND THE SCHOOL.

SO ANOTHER CLASSMATE CONFRONTED THE GIRL ABOUT FRANK WRITING --

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

THE GIRL TOLD HER CLASSMATES FRANK IS PERFECT - AND SHE WANTS TO MARRY HIM.

Brooke Caliguire, Senior

22:50:23 knowing our like staff here I never thought it would happen 22:50:27

OTHER STUDENTS ARE SURPRISED TO HEAR THIS TEENAGER WAS SO UPFRONT ABOUT HER RELATIONSHIP WITH A TEACHER.

Stephanie Conner, Senior

22:53:36 I am surprised to hear it was so straightforward. That's not something anyone should take lightly. Especially student-teacher and her being underage and everything. That ruins her life and his career as well. 32:53:50

FRANK WAS FIRED FEBRUARY SEVENTH AND STUDENTS TELL ME THE RUMORS HAVE SINCE DIED DOWN - BUT NO ONE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM.

THE LAST POST ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE IS A PICTURE OF HIM IN MEXICO. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TEACHER PERSONNEL FILE-NEWSROOM


FRANK HAS NOT BEEN ARRESTED.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS ITS INVESTIGATION IS STILL OPEN AND ACTIVE.

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


TOSS TO STEVE-trx TC MON SS FLY


INCREDIBLE IMAGES FROM A FRIGHTENING FIRE OVERNIGHT.

A LEE COUNTY FAMILY NARROWLY ESCAPED THE INFERNO AFTER THEIR NEIGHBOR SAW THE FLAMES AND RUSHED TO HELP.

THE HOME IS ON REWIS ROAD IN ALVA.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION IS THERE TONIGHT -- STEVE. Return to index of stories...


ALVA HOUSE FIRE-REM 7


TAKE ONE LOOK AT WHAT'S LEFT IN THIS GARAGE -

YOU GET A SENSE OF HOW HOT THIS FIRE BURNED OVERNIGHT.

THAT'S A 2010 LINCOLN -

BELIEVE IT OR NOT THIS TIME YESTERDAY, IT WAS GREEN.

TONIGHT, THE COUPLE THAT LIVES HERE SAYS AN ANGEL SAVED THEIR LIVES. Return to index of stories...


ALVA HOUSE FIRE-PKG


TAKE FIRE NATS

Bonnie Kenyon, Escape Fire

5526 "Five minutes after we got out the car exploded. it was BOOM. a Big Boom."

AS FLAMES BRIGHTENED THE NIGHT SKY IN ALVA -

Bonnie Kenyon

5722 "She came running and screaming get out. Bonnie get out of there."

BONNIE KENYON -

Bonnie

5535 "It was very scary."

- AND HER HUSBAND DAVID RAN FOR THEIR LIVES.

David Kenyon

3129 "He says get out of the house, your house is on fire."

THE FIRE BURNED THROUGH THEIR REWIS ROAD HOME -

David

3300 "God we'll get me through it. It don't matter God will take care of me.:

- THANK HEAVEN -

THEIR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORs ANGELA AND DAVID DELLINGER SMELLED THE SMOKE, HEARD THE CRACKLING,

TAKE NATS

. AND SCREAMED FOR EVERYONE TO GET OUT.

Bonnie

5546 "He's my hero. He's my angel."

ONCE YOU SEE THE DAMAGE OUTSIDE -

Bonnie

5846 "That Lincoln was my ultimate car."

- AND INSIDE -

Bonnie

0206 "That's where he was. I bet we weren't out out of there 5 minutes when the first explosion came."

THEIR LOVED ONES COUNT THE BLESSINGS.

Evelyn Johnson, Bonnie's Mom

5146 "If they hadn't gone out for a cigarette. They'd probably all be gone."

AS A COUPLE FINDS PEACE AMONG THE RUBBLE -

David

33:10 "I'm alive. My wife is alive. Everyone is fine. That's all I care about.:

ADAMANT DIVINE INTERVENTION SAVED THE DAY.

Bonnie,

5554 "If we weren't God fearing people, I don't think we'd be here. God watches you."

*TAKE BURNING NATS*

0224 "It's okay because we're all alive. We're all here." Return to index of stories...


ALVA HOUSE FIRE-REM 7


WE SPOKE WITH DAVID DELLINGER -

HE INSISTS HE'S NO HERO, JUST A MAN WHO DID THE RIGHT THING.

FIRE INVESTIGATORS TELL US - THEY'RE STILL WORKING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT STARTED THE BLAZE.

LIVE IN ALVA TONIGHT, STEVE CAMPION, NBC2 Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE HOME INVASIONS-OC SOTVO OC


NEW 9-1-1 CALLS TONIGHT FROM ONE OF A SERIES OF VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY -- YOU'RE ABOUT TO HEAR THE CALL FOR HELP FROM A WOMAN WHOSE FAMILY WAS ROBBED AT GUNPOINT.

1:20 They were in all black and they had ski masks on 1:22 and they had guns 1:24

4:25 I thought they were going to kill us. I thought they were going to shoot us in the back of the head." 4:27

DEPUTIES ARE SEARCHING FOR FIVE MEN WHO BROKE INTO THE HOME OFF WHITE BOULEVARD IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THEY TOOK AROUND 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN JEWELRY AND CASH.

TWO OTHER SIMILAR CASES ARE STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION AS WELL.

A MAN WAS BEATEN UP BY ROBBERS WHO BROKE INTO HIS HOME ON GOLDEN OAKS LANE.

AND MONDAY NIGHT, A COUPLE OF GUN MAN TIED UP A FAMILY IN THE EXCLUSIVE AQUA LANE NEIGHBORHOOD, AND TOOK OFF WITH JEWELRY, CASH AND THE FAMILYS CAR. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL COCAINE ARREST-SS


MAKE IT 20 TIMES A CAPE CORAL MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED IN LEE COUNTY.

CAPE POLICE ARRESTED 31 YEAR OLD WILLIE TYLER FOR SELLING DRUGS AFTER A FOOT CHASE YESTERDAY.

DETECTIVES SAY THEY BOUGHT DRUGS FROM TYLER IN NOVEMBER, AND AGAIN THIS MONTH, ALONG SKYLINE BOULEVARD.

HE'S STILL IN JAIL. Return to index of stories...


ARSON ARRESTS-SS


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED TWO TEENS THEY SAY STARTED A FIRE LAST NIGHT AT A VACANT HOUSE IN FORT MYERS SHORES.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED 17 YEAR OLD ANDREW PARDO AND 16 YEAR OLD ALOSIA HAAS.

THE TEENS RAN AWAY DURING THE INVESTIGATION, BUT DEPUTIES EVENTUALLY FOUND THEM. Return to index of stories...


BRIAN CASEY UPDATE-VO


A CONVICTED KILLER SERVING TWO LIFE SENTENCES CLAIMS HIS RIGHTS ARE BEING VIOLATED IN PRISON.

YOU MAY REMEMBER BRIAN CASEY--

WHO SLAPPED HIS LAWYER IN A LEE COUNTY COURTRROM WHILE ON TRIAL FOR MURDER IN 2012.

CASEY FILED A PETITION IN FEDERAL COURT SAYING PRISON OFFICIALS MISTREATED HIM AND THREATENED HIM.

CASEY WAS CONVICTED IN TWO separate MURDERS IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN ARREST-ONCAM


A FORT MYERS MAN WHO LIVES WITH HIS PARENTS WAS IN FEDERAL COURT TODAY ON CHILD PORN CHARGES.

21-YEAR-OLD JOHN HANLON JUNIOR PLEADED NOT GUILTY AND A JUDGE RELEASED HIM ON BOND.

OFFICERS ARRESTED HANLON YESTERDAY AT HIS PARENTS' LAGUNA DRIVE HOME. Return to index of stories...


BRIAN HARLING UPDATE-VO


ANOTHER FORT MYERS MAN FACING CHILD PORN CHARGES AFTER HIS TENANT FOUND HIDDEN FLASH DRIVES CONTAINING GRAPHIC PICTURES. NOW FACES ADDITIONAL CHARGES FOR TAKING THE PICTURES.

WE JUST LEARNED THAT A GRAND JURY IN WISCONSIN INDICTED BRIAN HARLING ON FIVE COUNTS OF PRODUCTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

POLICE BUSTED HARLING AFTER SOMEONE RENTING A CONDO FROM HIM SAYS THE FLASH DRIVES FELL FROM A HIDING PLACE IN HIS CLOSET.

HIS ATTORNEY WANTS THAT EVIDENCE THROWN OUT SAYING POLICE DIDN'T GET A PROPER SEARCH WARRANT BEFORE LOOKING AT THE DRIVES. Return to index of stories...


CELL PHONE STOLEN-trx VO


A WOMAN IS ACCUSED OF STEALING A CELL PHONE AND USING A BABY TO COVER IT UP.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CRIME STOPPERS SAYS THIS VIDEO SHOWS WHAT HAPPENED AT ONCE UPON A CHILD ON U-S 41 IN FORT MYERS LAST THURSDAY.

THE WOMAN PICKED UP THE PHONE SOMEONE LEFT BEHIND, TUCKED IT BEHIND THE BABY, THEN COVERED IT UP WITH A BLANKET.

CALL CRIMESTOPPERS IF YOU RECOGNIZE HER. Return to index of stories...


2 YEARS AFTER TRAYVON'S DEATH-OC SS OC


PEOPLE ACROSS FLORIDA ARE REMEMBERING TRAYVON MARTIN ON THE TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH.

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN SHOT AND KILLED THE TEENAGER IN SANFORD.

HE SAYS IT WAS IN SELF DEFENSE.

A JURY ACQUITTED HIM OF MURDER.

STUDENTS AT BETHUNE COOKMAN UNIVERSITY ARE HONORING MARTIN WITH A WALK ACROSS CAMPUS WEARING HOODIES, THE TYPE OF SWEATSHIRT HE WAS WEARING WHEN HE WAS KILLED. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO RICK-EAniBx


A FORMER COLLIER COUNTY NON-PROFIT SAYS THEY ARE NOT CROOKED.

*HOME* WAS STARTED YEARS BACK TO FIX-UP HOUSES AND SELL THEM TO LOW-INCOME FAMILIES.

BUT THE CLERK OF COURTS SAID AN AUDIT SHOWED THERE WERE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS UNACCOUNTED FOR.

NBC2'S RICK RITTER JOINS US NOW LIVE FROM COLLIER COUNTY WITH HOME'S FIRST PUBLIC REACTION, RICK. Return to index of stories...


H.O.M.E. CONTROVERSY-REM 7


-FORMER HOME PRESIDENT JOHN BARLOW SAYS HE'S BEING ATTACKED AND THESE ALLEGATIONS HAVE RUINED HIS REPUTATION AND HIS FORMER COLLEAGUES

HIS ATTORNEY TALKED TO THE MEDIA ABOUT THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST HIM FOR THE FIRST TIME. Return to index of stories...


H.O.M.E. CONTROVERSY-PKG


Jeff Fridkin/Attorney for HOME/4:56:24 "it all appears, guided and designed to harm people."

TONIGHT THE ATTORNEYS FOR THE FORMER NON-PROFIT SAY HOME IS ATTACKED BY COLLIER COUNTY OFFICIALS.

Nicole Waid/4:49:52 "they're just absurd and irresponsible."

BROCK SAYS AN AUDIT IN 2011 UNCOVERED *HOME* EMPLOYEES FIXING UP HOUSES AND FLIPPING THEM - CREATING A CONFLICT OF INTEREST.

Dwight Brock/Collier County Clerk of Circuit Court/0:14 "people involved in corporation appeared to be doing a lot of work and getting paid for it."

BROCK SAYS MORE THAN SEVENTY-THOUSAND-DOLLARS IN GOVERNMENT FUNDS WENT ACCOUNTED FOR.

BUT ATTORNEYS FOR HOME SAY THE AUDIT WAS A WASTE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS AND THEY HAVE INVOICES TO PROVE THE NON-PROFIT NEVER GENERATED ANY INCOME.

Nicole Waid/HOME Attorney/4:48:22 "it just seems unbelievable to me that we're spending this amount of time and energy on something that's so ridiculous."

THEY SAY A "CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: ISSUED TO THE NON-PROFIT BY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WHEN IT CLOSED BACK IN 20-10 IS PROOF. THE CERTIFICATE SAYS THERE WERE NO FINDINGS OR CONCERNS WITH HOME.

Nicole Waid/4:51:45 "this is the county were talking about that said there was no program income generated and no inconsistencies with what happened."

BUT MONTHS LATER - THE CLERK OF COURTS CALLED FOR AN AUDIT.

BROCK SAYS THERE'S PLENTY OF RECORDS HIS OFFICE ASKED FOR AND NEVER RECEIVED.

Dwight Brock/0:59 "everybody has an explanation but they won't show us the records."

LEAVING BOTH SIDES AT A STANDSTILL - FOR NOW.

Jeff Fridkin/4:58:31 "let's see what the publications look like and see if we've been successful in cutting off the harm." Return to index of stories...


H.O.M.E. CONTROVERSY-REM 7


-BARLOW AND HIS TEAM DESCRIBED THE PRESSER AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET THEIR SIDE OF THE STORY OUT TO THE PUBLIC

-THEY DECLINED TO COMMENT ABOUT POTENTIALLY FILING A DEFAMATION SUIT AGAINST THE COUNTY

LIVE IN CC, RR, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL BUS CRASH-VO


HEAVY FOG IS BEING BLAMED IN A SCHOOL BUS CRASH THIS MORNING IN CAPE CORAL.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 7-30 AT THE INTERSECTION OF NORTHWEST 15TH TERRACE AND CHIQUITA BOULEVARD.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY A CAR WITH NO LIGHTS ON PULLED OUT IN FRONT OF THE BUS.

THE DRIVER OF THE CAR SAYS SHE DIDN'T SEE THE BUS BECAUSE OF THE FOG.

SHE WAS HURT.

SO WAS ONE STUDENT ON THE BUS.

THEY'RE EXPECTED TO BE OKAY. Return to index of stories...


DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS HOTEL-VO WIPE


FORT MYERS CITY LEADERS WILL VOTE MONDAY ON PLANS TO BUILD A HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

A DEVELOPER OUT OF CALIFORNIA WANTS TO BUILD A HOTEL NEXT TO HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER.

BUT TAXPAYWER WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN RENOVATIONS TO HARBORSIDE.

THE QUESTION NOW IS. WOULD THE INVESTMENT PAY OFF. AND BRING CONVENTIONS AND VISITORS INTO DOWNTOWN? Return to index of stories...


DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS HOTEL-SOTVO


I think in downtown, we are right on the cusp of taking off. MarketWatch said if you want to live in Fort Myers, you better buy your residence now or it's going to be too late, and we are right there

NO WORD YET ON WHEN CONSTRUCTION WOULD START IF THE PROJECT GETS THE GREEN LIGHT. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX OPENER TOMORROW-CG RVL


THE FIRST SPRING TRAINING GAME IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

THE RED SOX HOST NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY AT ONE O CLOCK.

AFTER THAT GAME ENDS, THE SOX WILL PLAY BOSTON COLLEGE.

THE FIRST SOX GAME AGAINST A MAJOR LEAGUE TEAM IS FRIDAY, AGAINST THE TWINS, AT ONE.

THE FIRST TWINS HOME GAME IS SATURDAY AT 1 AGAINST THE RED SOX.

THE FIRST HOME GAME FOR THE RAYS IS FRIDAY AT ONE AGAINST THE ORIOLES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


TONIGHT THERE'S NEW MOMENTUM TO BUILD A BIGGER AND BETTER LIBRARY IN PUNTA GORDA.

THE ONE THEY HAVE NOW IS OLD AND CROWDED.

NEXT WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT THEY HAVE IN MIND FOR THE NEW BUILDING.

PLUS:

:05:42:20 "We're on the road for this Good Question. I'm at an intersection where I need to make a u-turn. That car is trying to turn right. We're both heading in the same direction so who has the right-of-way? Good Question. 31 Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) PUSH FOR NEW PG LIBRARY-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) GQ UTURNS-SOTTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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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.

CLOUDS AND SHOWERS ON THE WAY

A few days of changing weather is on the radar before we return to very nice weather this coming weekend.

Skies will be mostly cloudy tonight and First Alert Doppler Radar is tracking showers near Tampa moving in this direction. If the showers hold together we should see some areas of rain break out tonight. Temperatures will drop into the 60's this evening and skies will be mostly cloudy. Winds will die off a bit; however our breeze will continue at 10 - 15 mph through tomorrow.

The forecast for Thursday calls for more cloudy and breezy weather. The high temperature tomorrow will be in the mid 70's. Scattered showers will pop up across the area on Thursday with a chance for rain in the morning, afternoon and early evening. It does not appear that a good soaking if coming, but a little rain will be welcome.

By Friday the skies will start to clear out and on Saturday and Sunday the forecast looks mostly sunny with highs back in the 80's. Return to index of stories...


PUSH FOR NEW PUNTA GORDA LIBRARY-PLASMA


PUNTA GORDA IS GETTING A NEW LIBRARY.

CRITICS OF THE CURRENT FACILITY SAY ITS OLD AND OVER CROWDED.

NBC2'S LUCAS SEILER FOUND OUT TODAY THE CITY IS DONATING THE LAND TO THE COUNTY TO BUILD IT.' Return to index of stories...


PUSH FOR NEW PUNTA GORDA LIBRARY-PKG


HERE IT IS - IT DATES BACK TO THE 70'S - AND MANY PEOPLE TELL US IT SHOWS.

Alison Layne, Library Supervisor "We want to be able to use the library in the future and this one's just… surpassed it."

IT'S AN EASY TO MISS, PLAIN WHITE BUILDING ON HENDRY STREET IN PUNTA GORDA - JUST ONE FLOOR - AND ACCORDING TO ITS EMPLOYEES, NOT NEARLY ENOUGH SPACE FOR EVERYONE.

Alison Layne, Library Supervisor "We don't have space for teens to hang out… we don't… we have one meeting room that holds only about 30 or 40 people."

Marty McGregor, Punta Gorda "Yeah, I agree… it is too small…"

Lucas Seiler, Reporting SU The new facility would be about double its current size and would sit right here behind me… this site would be ideal because if all goes as planned, the county wouldn't even have to pay for the lot."

Howard Kunik, Punta Gorda City Manager "We would donate to the county… it's a great site."

HOWARD KUNIK, PUNTA GORDA'S CITY MANAGER, SAYS ABOUT THEY'RE WILLING TO GIVE CHARLOTTE COUNTY UP TO SIX ACRES TO BUILD THE NEW FACILITY FOR FREE NEXT TO HISTORY PARK.

IT COULD ACCOMMODATE A 26,000 SQUARE FOOT BUILDING.

THE PRICE ISN'T FINAL YET, BUT IF VOTERS AGREE, COULD BE FUNDED PARTLY BY A ONE-CENT SALES TAX ON RESIDENTS.

CITY AND COUNTY OFFICIALS WILL WORK TOGETHER TO FIND ALTERNATIVE FUNDING SOURCES.

HOWEVER THE ARRANGEMENT IS MADE, KUNIK SAYS A NEW LIBRARY IS OVERDUE.

Howard Kunik, Punta Gorda City Manager "It's way overcrowded… it's a popular, popular library, but we need more room."

A FEW DOWNTOWN SITES ARE BEING EXPLORED, BUT THE COUNTY WOULD HAVE TO BUY LAND… WHICH COULD MEAN A DELAY ON A FINISHED PRODUCT.

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


SWFL & LEE CO FAIR PREVIEW THU-VO BNR


THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LEE COUNTY FAIR OPENS TOMORROW NIGHT. KIND OF.

ITS "SNEAK PEEK" NIGHT. AT THE FAIRGROUNDS ON BAYSHORE ROAD, EAST OF I-75. TICKETS ARE 12 DOLLARS

THE FAIR OFFICIALLY STARTS FRIDAY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION HEAD TO OUR WEB SITE, NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1 SHOT


NEXT WE'RE ANSWERING A GOOD QUESTION A LOT OF DRIVERS HAVE.

WHEN YOU'RE MAKING A U-TURN, AND THERE'S SOMEONE LOOKING TO MAKE A RIGHT ON RED, WHO HAS THE "RIGHT OF WAY?" Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) GQ UTURN RIGHT OF WAY-VO WIPE


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TZ2 B) MOTHER USES BABY-VOTOPS


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TOSS TO CHAD-1-SHOT


​ ​ ​ ​TONIGH'TS "GOOD QUESTION" CLEAR​S UP CONFUSION ABOUT A TRICKY TRAFFIC SITUATION.

​ WE'VE HAD SEVERAL PEOPLE WRITE IN WITH THIS ONE -- AND AS CHAD OLIVER EXPLAINS - IT'S TIMELY BECAUSE WE'RE NOW IN THE PEAK TRAFFIC SEASON! Return to index of stories...


GQ UTURN RIGHT OF WAY-TC MON


RAY IN CAPE CORAL​ IS JUST ONE PERSON WHO​ WROTE US TO ASK: "WHO HAS THE RIGHT OF WAY WHEN A DRIVER IS MAKING A U-TURN AND SOMEONE ELSE IS GOING RIGHT ON RED?" ​ RAY - HERE'S YOUR ANSWER. Return to index of stories...


GQ UTURN RIGHT OF WAY-PKG


People down here can't drive to save their lives!

TO SAFELY GET THROUGH AN INTERSECTION IT HELPS TO KNOW THE RULES OF THE ROAD.

You always have to hit one of these for you to get a green to go.

DAN HOGAN KNOWS DEL PRADO AND VISCAYA WELL​.

HE USES IT EVERYDAY ON HIS WAY TO WORK.

Cars fly by they don't pay attention to you.

CHECK OUT THE BROWN CAR ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SCREEN. IT GOES RIGHT AS ANOTHER DRIVER MAKES A U-TURN. WHO HAS THE RIGHT OF WAY?

I guess it would be this guy would have the right of way, right?

because the U-turn has a farther turn."

NO, WHAT MATTERS IS THE COLOR OF THE SIGNAL.

If you're at an intersection trying to make a U-turn and you have the green

light, you have the legal right of way.

"Oh it's a very Good Question."

JAY ANDERSON IS A SAFETY ADVOCATE AND CERTIFIED DRIVING INSTRUCTOR. THIS IS A SITUATION HE SEES OFTEN.

the issue involves drivers looking left for on-coming traffic, not

scanning the roadway ahead and being aware of someone making that

U-turn.

THE DRIVER MAKING A RIGHT ON RED MUST ​YIELD TO A DRIVER MAKING A U-TURN.

BOTH DRIVERS SHOULD STAY IN THE CLOSEST LANE; NOT CUT ACROSS TRAFFIC. BUT AS ANDERSON EXPLAINS THAT'S NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE.

Well in a lot of situations due to the width of the road and the size

of the vehicles, it's impossible to turn into the appropriate lane.

EVEN WHEN SIGNS EXPLAIN WHICH DRIVER SHOULD YIELD, NOT EVERYONE PAYS ATTENTION.

I like to refer to it as situational awareness. You basically have to

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GQ UTURN RIGHT OF WAY-TC MON, VO


IN ANSWERING THIS GOOD QUESTION WE FOUND A PROBLEM AT A BUSY INTERSECTION IN CAPE CORAL.

DRIVERS MAKING U-TURNS ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD HAD GREEN ARROWS.

AT THE SAME TIME, DRIVERS TURNING RIGHT FROM VISCAYA PARKWAY *ALSO* HAD GREEN ARROWS.

NO ONE HAD THE CLEAR RIGHT OF WAY.

I CALLED THE TRAFFIC ENGINEER FOR THE CAPE AND HE ADMITTED IT'S A GLITCH.

THEY'RE NOW WORKING WITH LEE COUNTY D-O-T TO FIX THE SIGNAL TIMING. Return to index of stories...


KOMEN RACE SIGN UP-SS-BNR


THE SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE IS ONE WEEK FROM SATURDAY.

THE WHOLE NBC 2 NEWS TEAM WILL BE THERE RAISING MONEY FOR LOCAL CHARITIES WHO HELP BREAST CANCER PATIENTS.

THE RACE IS 8AM MARCH 8TH AT THE COCONUT POINT MALL IN ESTERO.

TO REGISTER GO TO OUR WEBSITE, NBC-2.COM, CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


MAJOR MISTAKES AT THREE COLLIER COUNTY AIRPORTS MAY END UP COSTING TAXPAYERS THERE BIG MONEY.

TONIGHT --

NBC 2 IS TRACKING YOUR TAX DOLLARS.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED -- AND HOW DEEP YOU MAY HAVE TO DIG.

PLUS --

"Lee county commissioners are considering buying this sinkhole behind me- known as Lehigh spring.

But is it worth more than a million bucks of taxpayer money? I'm NBC 2s Joe Roetz with why some people say it sure is." Return to index of stories...


A) COLLIER AIRPORT MISTAKES-VO-WIPE


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B) LEHIGH SPRING STANDUP-SOT


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