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DIRECTOR PAGE FIRST ALERT OPEN-CLIP
SHOW OPEN-CLIP FORECAST-WXWALL
FIRST WEATHER-WX CNTR STOLEN PLANTS-ANIBOX
STRANGER DANGER-OTS, SS STOLEN PLANTS-TRX- PKG
STRANGER DANGER-TRX -PKG DOG HOARDING-OC, VO
STRANGER DANGER-OC UT POT IGLOO-VOTOPS
BOMB THREAT-TRX, OC, VO MORGAN AND POT-OTS, VO
PEDESTRIAN HIT-TRXVOTOPS MORGAN AND POT-SOTVO
MY BROTHER'S KEEPER-OTS, VO STONED PETS-TRXVOTOPS
MY BROTHER'S KEEPER-SOTVO SEX OFFENDER LICENSES-OC, VO
PRAYER VIGIL-OC TX:CITY TO TURN SEWER WATER INTO DRINKING WATER?-O
PRAYER VIGIL-cam-99 SELFDESTRUCTING PHONE-TRXVOTOPS
PRAYER VIGIL-PKG JEFF GORDON PRANK-OC, VO
PRAYER VIGIL-cam-99 JEFF GORDON PRANK-SOTVO
CHURCH ABUSE MEETING-OC, VO SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO
STOLEN COMPUTER-TRX, OC, SS SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
ORANGE JUICE-OTS, VO ATLANTIC SUN RACE-ONCAM
75 CONSTRUCTION-TRX, OC, OBX FGCU MEN LIPSCOMB-VOTOPS
75 CONSTRUCTION-LIVE ASUN MEN SCORES-CGTOPS
75 CONSTRUCTION-VO FGCU WOMEN LIPSCOMB-VOTOPS
75 CONSTRUCTION-LIVE EAGLES REAX-SOTTOPS
HERTZ GROUND BREAKING-OC, VO FGCU BASEBALL FLORIDA-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-ONCAM SPRING TRAINING OPENERS-ONCAM
TZ1 A POLLEN-VO RED SOX NORTHEASTERN-VOTOPS
TZ1 B JEFF GORDON PRANK-NATSVO RED SOX BC SCORE-CGTOPS
FIRST ALERT FORECAST TEASE-STC ORTIZ REAX-SOTVO
POLLEN-OTS, VO HONDA CLASSIC RD 1-VOTOPS
STETHOSCOPES-VOTOPS SPORTS CLOSE-ONCAM
FOOD LABEL CHANGES-TRXVOTOPS FALLON TEASE-SOT
FOOD LABEL CHANGES-SOTVO GOLD COINS-VOTOPS
FLYING MILES FURY-OC, VO EAGLE PICTURES-VOTOPS
ALL NEW AT 11-CLIP FINAL FORECAST-WXGRX
TZ2 B ALEX STAND UP TEASE-SOTTOPS CLOSE SHOW-4SHOT


DIRECTOR PAGE


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CNTR


robert ad lib

BETTER WEATHER AHEAD

Clouds and cooler air filtered into Southwest Florida Thursday, with highs only in the low 70s. Rain showers are developing in the Gulf of Mexico, and these showers will push into the area through the evening time frame. The showers should slowly diminish overnight, with lows in the mid 50s.

More sunshine is on the way for Friday. We'll see partly cloudy skies through the daytime hours, with highs in the mid 70s. Overnight lows will again be cool, with temps in the mid 50s.

The weekend still looks great across the area. Expect plenty of sunshine both days with low humidity values. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 80s, with temps on Sunday in the low to mid 80s.

The nice weather continues into next week. A few more clouds will appear starting Monday, with highs in the mid 80s. Dry weather continues into Tuesday, with temps in the low 80s.

Our next storm system will likely arrive midweek, which will bring a good chance of showers and possibly storms to the area. Return to index of stories...


STRANGER DANGER-OTS, SS


TONIGHT A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL DESCRIBES A TERRIFYING SITUATION.

SHE SAYS SHE WAS ALMOST ABDUCTED BLOCKS FROM HER HOUSE. IN SAN CARLOS PARK.

IT HAPPENED ALONG ALBATROSS ROAD IN SAN CARLOS PARK.

THE TEENAGER HAD HOPPED OFF THE BUS WHEN SHE SAYS A STRANGE MAN ASKED HER TO GET IN HIS CAR.

NBC TWO'S ANDREA HUBBELL DISCOVERED SHE DID EXACTLY WHAT HER PARENTS TOLD HER TO DO. Return to index of stories...


STRANGER DANGER-TRX -PKG


***nat - car door

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A YEAR MARGARET RIVERA IS TAKING A TRIP TO THE BUS STOP.

Margaret Rivera/Daughter was Nearly Abducted

17:06-17:12

There's where he tried to get her. She ran up that way to that house over there.

AFTER HER 14 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WAS ALMOST TAKEN FROM HER.

IT'S NOT TOO LONG --

17:38-17:41

No, it's less than a mile.

BUT WITHIN THOSE FEW BLOCKS - AND PLENTY OF NEIGHBORS NEARBY TO KEEP WATCH.

***nat - bus

THAT'S WHEN DANGER CAME KNOCKING.

27:52-27:56

this car just stopped and he's like do you need a ride. And I said no.

THE 8TH GRADE GIRL DESCRIBES THE MAN AS HISPANIC WITH LIGHT SKIN.

HIS CAR HAS 4 DOORS AND IS TEAL/LIGHT GREEN IN COLOR.

27:56-28:01

He's like well you're getting in my car. I was like, and so I just dropped my book bag and I ran.

AMBER ECKMAN REMEMBERED WHAT HER PARENTS TAUGHT HER.

28:24-28:28

To just run away as fast as you can and go to the safest spot.

SHE SPED TO THE NEAREST NEIGHBOR TO CALL FOR HELP.

29:19-29:24

When I was talking to the girl who gave me the phone I was like freaking out and I couldn't talk. I was stuttering a lot.

LUCKILY FOR AMBER

20:37-20:43

She's fearless. She's not afraid anything. But that scared her.

SHE WAS ABLE TO GET AWAY

.that terrified her.

IN LEE COUNTY ANDREA HUBBELL NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


STRANGER DANGER-OC


LEE COUNTY DEPUTITIES HAVE ADDED ENFORCEMENT AND PATROL AROUND THE THE AREA.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION -- CALL THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


BOMB THREAT-TRX, OC, VO


NEW AT 11.

A COLLIER COUNTY BUILDING IS DEEMED SAFE AFTER A BOMB THREAT SHUT DOWN A MAJOR INTERSECTION.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 5 O'CLOCK NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF AIRPORT PULLING ROAD AND U.S. 41.

DEPUTIES TELL N-B-C'2 OFFICIALS ST. MATTHEWS HOUSE RECEIVED A TEXT MESSAGE THAT SAID THERE WAS A BOMB IN THE BUILDING AT "JUSTIN'S PLACE" SOUP KITCHEN.

A BOMB SQUAD DIDN'T FIND ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS. Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN HIT-TRXVOTOPS


A PERSON WAS HIT BY A CAR TONIGHT IN FORT MYERS.

IT HAPPENED NEAR CLEVELAND AVENUE AND HANSON STREET NEAR THE CIRCLE K.

ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

N-B-C 2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW THE VICTIM IS DOING. Return to index of stories...


MY BROTHER'S KEEPER-OTS, VO


PRESIDENT OBAMA IS LAUNCHING A PROGRAM TODAY-

ORDERED AFTER THE SHOOTING DEATH OF TRAYVON MARTIN.

IT'S BEING CALLED THE "MY BROTHER'S KEEPER" PROGRAM.

IT WILL BRING PHILANTHROPIES, BUSINESSES, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TOGETHER.

ALL WITH THE GOAL OF IMPROVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG MEN OF COLOR.

THE PRESIDENT SAYS AMERICA IS NUMB TO THE HIGH RATES OF POVERTY-

INCARCERATION AND OTHER SOCIAL ILLS PLAGUING THESE MEN.

TODAY HE SPOKE FROM THE HEART SAYING HE SEES HIMSELF IN THESE MEN. Return to index of stories...


MY BROTHER'S KEEPER-SOTVO


I made bad choices. I got high, not always thinking about the harm that it could do. I didn't always take school as seriously as I should have. I made excuses.

THE INITIATIVE WILL INVEST 200-MILLION-DOLLARS OVER FIVE YEARS.

TRAYVON MARTIN'S PARENTS WERE IN THE CROWD FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT. Return to index of stories...


PRAYER VIGIL-OC


NINE PEOPLE OVER THE LAST YEAR -

KILLED IN ACTS OF UNNECESSARY VIOLENCE IN FORT MYERS.

TONIGHT THE COMMUNITY CAME TOGETHER TO REMEMBER THOSE VICTIMS WITH A PRAYER.

N-B-C2'S LAURA ROBERTS WAS THERE FOR THEIR HEARTFELT VIGIL. Return to index of stories...


PRAYER VIGIL-cam-99


IT WAS AN EMOTIONAL NIGHT FOR EVERYONE IN THE CROWD.

WHILE THESE VICTIMS' FAMILIES TOOK COMFORT IN SHARING THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH ONE ANOTHER -

THEY'LL NEVER BE AT PEACE UNTIL THESE MURDERORS ARE FOUND. Return to index of stories...


PRAYER VIGIL-PKG


SEVEN MONTHS AGO -

A SENSELESS SHOOTING LEFT THE FAISON FAMILY HEARTBROKEN.

Sharon Faison

Victim's mother

58:48 58:52

You just wake up every morning and know that a life has been taken for

no reason:52

POLICE SAY LATASHA FAISON WAS SHOT AND KILLED INSIDE HER CAR AT A FORT MYERS

APARTMENT COMPLEX -

HIT IN THE HEAD AND CHEST.

BUT EVEN AFTER ALL THIS TIME, POLICE STILL DON'T KNOW WHO DID IT.

Sharon Faison

57:18 57:22

Its horrible its horrible, not knowing

BUTT TO

Sharon Faison

58:36 58:39

Everyone should Start talking. Stop saying hat you don't know nothing

cause you do know something

HER MURDER WAS ONE OF NINE THIS PAST YEAR IN FORT MYERS-

TONIGHT ALL OF THOSE VICTIMS WERE REMEMBERED DURING A COMMUNITY PRAYER.

Taunya cola

Dunbar Community Watch Coordinator

00:16 00;19

To let them know that no one has forgotten about them alI this time

TOGETHER - WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND LOCAL POLITICIANS - THEY

PRAYED FOR A MORE PEACEFUL FUTURE FOR THEIR COMMUNITIES -

AN END TO THE VIOLENCE -

AND AN ANSWER TO ALL OF THESE UNSOLVED CRIMES.

Gretchen Lorenzo

Crime prevention specialist, fort myers police

14:30 14:37

so that we can have justice for these families and not just cry and

feel badly because they're gone but to actually bring justice for

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PRAYER VIGIL-cam-99


POLICE SAY IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO REPORT WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THESE CRIMES.

YOU CAN CALL CRIMESTOPPERS OR FORT MYERS POLICE.

YOU CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS AND COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH REWARD.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, LAURA ROBERTS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


CHURCH ABUSE MEETING-OC, VO


A WOMAN WHO HELPED BRING THE VATICAN BEFORE A U-N PANEL ON CHILD SEX ABUSE CASES SPOKE IN NAPLES TONIGHT

DOZENS OF PEOPLE SHOWED UP TO EMANUAL LUTHERAN CHURCH TO LISTEN TO BARBARA BLAINE SPEAK.

BLAINE IS THE FOUNDER OF THE SURVIVORS NETWORK OF THOSE ABUSED BY PRIESTS OR SNAP.

BLAINE TOLD THE CROWD - SHE IS A FORMER VICTIM.

AND WANTS THE VATICAN HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR A WAVE OF CHILD SEX ABUSE CASES INVOLVING CATHOLIC CLERGY. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN COMPUTER-TRX, OC, SS


NEW AT 11.

YOU CAN EARN A THOUSAND BUCKS IF YOU HELP A GRADUATE STUDENT RECOVER HIS STOLEN LAPTOP.

TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THESE TWO PEOPLE.

DETECTIVES SAY THEY STOLE AN EMPLOYEE'S LAPTOP FROM A PUBLIX BREAKROOM ON FORT MYERS BEACH LAST WEEKEND.

HERE'S ANOTHER LOOK OF THE MAN AS HE'S WALKING OUT WITH THE DEVICE.

THE GRADUATE STUDENT SAYS THE COMPUTER HAS MOST OF HIS GRADUATE PROGRAM WORK ON IT.

HE SAYS IT WOULD TAKE A YEAR TO RE-CREATE IT ALL!

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFO, CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


ORANGE JUICE-OTS, VO


A MAJOR PROBLEM TONIGHT FOR FLORIDA PRODUCERS.

ORANGE JUICE SALES HAVE HIT THEIR LOWEST NUMBERS IN 15 YEARS.

EXPERTS ARE POINTING TO SEVERAL REASONS WHY.

CHIEF AMONG THEM IS CITRUS GREENING.

THE DISEASE IS CAUSING SUPPLY TO DROP AND PRICES TO SPIKE.

ALSO - FEWER AMERICANS ARE EATING BREAKFAST-

AND PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE HIGH AMOUNT OF SUGAR IN THE DRINK. Return to index of stories...


75 CONSTRUCTION-TRX, OC, OBX


A TRAFFIC ALERT IN LEE COUNTY

DRIVERS CAN EXPECT DELAYS AND LANE CLOSURES ON I-75 NEAR DANIELS AND ALICO ROADS.

IT'S PART OF THE AIRPORTS DIRECT CONNECT PROJECT THAT STARTED EARLIER THIS MONTH

NBC2 CHRISTY ANDREWS IS THERE LIVE WITH WHAT DRIVERS CAN EXPECT. Return to index of stories...


75 CONSTRUCTION-LIVE


Some good news for drivers --

This is not going to be as hectic as it was a few weeks ago when this entire section of the highway was closed off.

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75 CONSTRUCTION-VO


For overnight drivers-- you'll start seeing these lane closures around 9 o'clock at night all the way until

5 in the morning.

Crews will be out here widening the roads and working on that bridge over 75 that will eventually connect to the airport.

That's going to mean some of these lanes will be closed

If you are leaving the airport--

The westbound lane of terminal access road will be closed from 9am to 5pm

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75 CONSTRUCTION-LIVE


Through all of this-- highway officials are asking drivers to take it slow and watch out for any construction vehicles and workers on the side of the road.

Live in lee county ca nbc2 Return to index of stories...


HERTZ GROUND BREAKING-OC, VO


WE'RE GETTING OUR FIRST LOOK AT CONSTRUCTION ON THE NEW HERTZ HEADQUARTERS IN ESTERO.

TODAY WE SPOTTED TWO ORANGE TRACTORS CLEARING DIRT.

A FEW FEET AWAY WORKERS CAN BE SEEN INSTALLING A TARP AROUND THE PERIMETER.

THE FUTURE HEADQUARTERS IS EXPECTED TO COST 70 MILLION DOLLARS.

THEY HOPE TO BE DONE BY LATE 20-15.

THIS WILL BE THE FIRST FORTUNE 300 COMPANY TO HAVE IT'S HEADQUARTERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-ONCAM


YOU KNOW THE SYMPTOMS --

RUNNY NOSE --

WATERY EYES --

ITCHY THROAT --

N-B-C TWO DISCOVERED WHAT IS DRIVING YOUR ALLERGIES CRAZY --

AND THE BEST REMEDY.

PLUS --

nats of taxi running from police. Saying I can't go back

OUT TO PROVE THIS PRANK WAS NO FAKE --

A FAMOUS RACE CAR DRIVER TOOK HIS BIGGEST CRITIC ON THE RIDE OF HIS LIFE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A POLLEN-VO


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TZ1 B JEFF GORDON PRANK-NATSVO


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST TEASE-STC


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POLLEN-OTS, VO


ARE YOU SUDDENLY SUFFERING FROM A RUNNY NOSE, ITCHY EYES AND SNEEZING?

IF YOU ARE- TREE POLLEN COULD BE TO BLAME.

LEVELS HAVE BEEN ESPECIALLY HIGH THIS WEEK.

IN FACT, IT'S SO BAD YOU'VE PROBABLY SEEN YELLOW POLLEN BUILDING UP ON YOUR CAR.

DOCTORS SAY OVER-THE-COUNTER ANTI-HISTAMINES AND NASAL SPRAYS CAN HELP TREAT YOUR ALLERGY SYMPTOMS.

THE HIGH LEVELS SHOULD DROP OFF SOME TIME IN APRIL. Return to index of stories...


STETHOSCOPES-VOTOPS


A NEW STUDY FINDS ONE OF THE GERMIEST THINGS IN A DOCTOR'S OFFICE. IS A STETHOSCOPE.

SWISS RESEARCHERS FOUND THE DIAPHRAGM OF THE STETHOSCOPES IS MORE CONTAMINATED THAN THE PALM OF THE PHYSICIANS' HANDS.

AND THAT'S AFTER THE DOCTOR EXAMINED ONLY ONE PATIENT. Return to index of stories...


FOOD LABEL CHANGES-TRXVOTOPS


THE F-D-A IS PROPOSING DRASTIC CHANGES TO NUTRITION LABELS.

PRODUCTS FROM ICE CREAM TO BAGELS AND YOGURT COULD ALL GET NEW PORTION SIZES-

MORE REALISTIC TO WHAT YOU'RE LIKELY TO EAT. Return to index of stories...


FOOD LABEL CHANGES-SOTVO


MICHELLE OBAMA: Is 50 percent of the daily allowance of riboflavin a good

thing or a bad thing? And how on earth could this teeny little

package contain five whole servings?

OTHER BIG CHANGES: THE CALORIE COUNT LISTING WILL BE BIGGER.

AND 'ADDED SUGARS' WILL BE RIGHT THERE ON THE LABEL TOO.

IT COULD TAKE A YEAR BEFORE THIS PROPOSAL BECOMES FINAL. Return to index of stories...


FLYING MILES FURY-OC, VO


MAJOR CHANGES ARE COMING TO THE WAY DELTA AIRLINES HANDLES FREQUENT FLYER POINTS.

IN 2015 THEY'RE GOING TO CHANGE FROM MILES TRAVELED TO DOLLARS SPENT.

WHICH MEANS IT'S GOING TO TAKE LONGER TO EARN POINTS.

AS A BASELINE, THE NEW PROGRAM WILL AWARD FIVE POINTS FOR EVERY DOLLAR SPENT.

THAT MEANS CHEAP ECONOMY TICKETS ARE WORTH A LOT LESS POINTS. Return to index of stories...


ALL NEW AT 11-CLIP


"This hole is worth hundreds of dollars. I'm ADA with why an empty can may help detectives find the answer they need to solve the case. " Return to index of stories...


TZ2 B ALEX STAND UP TEASE-SOTTOPS


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FIRST ALERT OPEN-CLIP


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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.

BETTER WEATHER AHEAD

Clouds and cooler air filtered into Southwest Florida Thursday, with highs only in the low 70s. Rain showers are developing in the Gulf of Mexico, and these showers will push into the area through the evening time frame. The showers should slowly diminish overnight, with lows in the mid 50s.

More sunshine is on the way for Friday. We'll see partly cloudy skies through the daytime hours, with highs in the mid 70s. Overnight lows will again be cool, with temps in the mid 50s.

The weekend still looks great across the area. Expect plenty of sunshine both days with low humidity values. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 80s, with temps on Sunday in the low to mid 80s.

The nice weather continues into next week. A few more clouds will appear starting Monday, with highs in the mid 80s. Dry weather continues into Tuesday, with temps in the low 80s.

Our next storm system will likely arrive midweek, which will bring a good chance of showers and possibly storms to the area. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN PLANTS-ANIBOX


A CAPE CORAL MAN IS OUT HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS AFTER SOMEONE STOLE HIS PLANTS.

ALL THAT'S LEFT ARE HOLES IN THE GROUND *AND-- A CLUE FOR DETECTIVES TO WORK WITH.

ALEX DE ARMAS HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN PLANTS-TRX- PKG


MORE THAN TWENTY PLANTS ARE MISSING- AND ONE EMPTY CAN MAY LEAD DETECTIVES TO THE THIEVES.

Jeffery Zenoniani, Victim

11:29-11:34 "We were standing out here talking and after a few minutes I realized there was something missing."

DOZENS OF EXPENSIVE PLANTS STOLEN.

Jeffery Zenoniani, Victim

12:12-12:16 "It's been sitting here for a month and all of a sudden it's gone. "

SPANISH STOPPERS SURROUND JEFFERY ZENONIANI'S PROPERTY IN NORTH CAPE CORAL-THE NEW HOME FOR A FUTURE CELL PHONE TOWER.

Jeffery Zenoniani, Victim

11:47-11:49 "They came out and stole the plants. "

NAT SOUND: "rocks being moved"

HE SAYS SOMEONE SNATCHED THEM IN THE LAST WEEK.

Jeffery Zenoniani, Victim

12:24-12:34 "If you look at the size or them, they are 7 gallon plants. You gotta figure that was the size of a pickup bed. To fill the back of a pickup bed full. "

Stand up

Alex de Armas, Cape Coral

"The owner has almost 200 of these plants here. The thieves only took 22 of them. They didn't cut them. They ripped them out of the ground, leaving holes."

Jeffery Zenoniani, Victim

13:45-13:52 "They're definitely a commodity, that's why they went that far to get them. Lots of times they don't have them around here. "

AT FULL SIZE SPANISH STOPPERS CAN RUN FROM 150 DOLLARS TO MORE THAN 700.

A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS WHILE THIS THEFT IS "UNUSUAL" THERE'S BEEN 7 OTHERS IN THE CITY JUST LIKE IT.

Jeffery Zenoniani, Victim

12:35-12:42"I just hoping that wasn't the first trip and they plan to come back and get more. Because as you can see there's still quite a few left.

THE ONLY DIRT DETECTIVES HAVE ON THE THIEVES--- AN EMPTY ENERGY DRINK CAN-- LEFT BEHIND.

WHILE ZENONIANI HOPES DETECTIVES CAN FIND SOME FINGERPRINTS ON IT-- HE'LL BE DOING SOME DIGGING HIMSELF.

Jeffery Zenoniani, Victim

13:04-13:08 "I plan to driving around a little to see if anyone has new plants in their front yard. "

IN CAPE CORAL, ALEX DE ARMAS NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


DOG HOARDING-OC, VO


FIFTEEN DACHSHUNDS ARE RECOVERING TONIGHT AFTER BEING REMOVED FROM A FILTHY HOME.

AN ANONYMOUS TIP BROUGHT ANIMAL SERVICES TO A NORTH FORT MYERS HOME WHERE THE DOGS WERE LIVING.

THEY SAY THE CONDITIONS WERE WRETCHED.

THE OWNERS HAVE SURRENDERED THE PETS INTO COUNTY CUSTODY.

THE ANIMALS ARE NOW BEING TREATED.

ANIMAL SERVICES IS HOPING TO FIND THEM NEW HOMES. Return to index of stories...


UT POT IGLOO-VOTOPS


THIS IGLOO GIVES A WHOLE NEW MEANING TO THE PHRASE JUST CHILLIN.

FOUR UNIVERSITY OF UTAH STUDENTS ARE ACCUSED OF SMOKING POT INSIDE OF IT.

IT HAPPENED IN THE WOODS -- *ON CAMPUS!

ALL FOUR FACE EXPULSION. Return to index of stories...


MORGAN AND POT-OTS, VO


THE MAN LEADING THE CHARGE FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA STOPPED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TONIGHT..

HIGH PROFILE ATTORNEY JOHN MORGAN SAT DOWN EXCLUSIVELY WITH NBC2 TO TALK ABOUT THE FIGHT.

MORGAN PUSHED BACKED CRITICISM HE'S FUNDING THE EFFORT TO HELP HIS FRIEND CHARLE CRIST WIN BACK THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION.

HE ARGUES THIS ABOUT ALLOWING PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM DEBILITATING ILLNESSES - THE CHANCE FOR AN ALTERNATIVE. Return to index of stories...


MORGAN AND POT-SOTVO


John Morgan, Attorney

1235 "350,000 people will benefit day one. That's not my figures. That's the state of Florida. This is a mission of mercy. It has nothing to do with politics. It has everything to do with medicine."

OPPONENTS FEAR EVEN THE SMALLEST AMOUNT OF LEGALIZATION MIGHT LEAD TO ABUSE.

THEY ALSO QUESTION THE AMENDMENT'S WORDING - SUGGESTING POT WILL BE READILY AVAILABLE TO ANYONE WHO CLAIMS THEY'RE SICK. Return to index of stories...


STONED PETS-TRXVOTOPS


MEET YODA.

HE'S DROWSY, A LITTLE DISORIENTED AND LET'S FACE IT, LOOKS A LITTLE GOOFY.

THERE'S A REASON FOR THAT.

HIS OWNER SAYS HE ATE MARIJUANA.

VETS IN COLORADO SAY IT'S BECOMING A COMMON PROBLEM AS MARIJUANA BECOMES MORE AVALIBLE.

SINCE PETS ARE SO SMALL THE SYMPTOMS CAN LAST FOR DAYS.

THE ONLY TREATMENT?

TIME. Return to index of stories...


SEX OFFENDER LICENSES-OC, VO


IT COULD BECOME A WHOLE LOT EASIER TO SPOT A SEX OFFENDER IN TENNESSEE.

A STATE LAWMAKER HAS PROPOSED A BILL MAKING IT MANDATORY FOR SEX OFFENDERS TO BE IDENTIFIED ON THEIR DRIVER'S LICENSES.

THE WORDS "REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER" WOULD BE PRINTED OVER THE PERSON'S PHOTO IN RED.

THE BILL STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE BECOMING LAW. Return to index of stories...


TX:CITY TO TURN SEWER WATER INTO DRINKING WATER?-O


WOULD YOU EVER CONSIDER DRINKING WATER THAT'S BEEN RECYCLED FROM THE SEWER?

IT'S ABOUT TO HAPPEN IN WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS.

THE LAKE THE CITY IS PULLING WATER FROM IS DRYING UP.

SO THE CITY LOOKED INTO RECYCLING SEWER WATER.

TURNS OUT- IT WOULDN'T TAKE MUCH TO TURN IT INTO DRINKING WATER.

THE CITY IS DOING TESTS SO THE STATE WILL SIGN OFF ON THE PROJECT. Return to index of stories...


SELFDESTRUCTING PHONE-TRXVOTOPS


GET READY FOR A SELF DESTRUCTING SMART PHONE.

IT'S MADE BY BOEING--

AND IT'S MEANT FOR PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.

THE PHONE WILL ERASE ALL OF IT'S DATA IF SOMEONE TRIES TO BREAK INTO IT.

IT'S EXPECTED TO BE RELEASED THIS SUMMER. Return to index of stories...


JEFF GORDON PRANK-OC, VO


NASCAR GREAT JEFF GORDON HAS PULLED OFF AN EPIC PRANK ON ONE OF HIS TOUGHEST CRITICS.

THAT CRITIC WAS CONVINCED THIS PEPSI MAX AD WAS A HOAX.

IN IT GORDON PRETENDS TO BE A FAST DRIVING WRECKLESS CAR BUYER.

THIS TIME AROUND GORDON PRETENDED TO BE A CABBIE TAKING THE CRITIC TO A CAR SHOW.

THE CATCH IN THIS SCENARIO?

GORDON IS ALSO PRETENDING TO BE AN EX-CONVICT WHO JUST GOT PULLED OVER.

HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF WHAT HAPPENES NEXT. Return to index of stories...


JEFF GORDON PRANK-SOTVO


Ugh, no way is this happeneing

no please sir / I can't go back / AHHHHHHHH!

THE CRITICS GOOD FRIEND WAS IN ON IT THE WHOLE TIME.

HE'S THE ONE WHO TOLD HIM A CAB WOULE BE PICKING HIM UP.

THIS TIME, THE CRITIC SAYS THERE'S NO DOUBT THIS WAS REAL. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO


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SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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ATLANTIC SUN RACE-ONCAM


THE FIERCE, SEASON-LONG FIGHT FOR FIRST PLACE IN THE ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE BETWEEN F-G-C-U AND MERCER HAS HAD MANY TWISTS AND TURNS.

BOTH TEAMS ENTERED TONIGHT WITH TWO GAMES TO GO IN THE BATTLE FOR HOMECOURT ADVANTAGE THROUGHOUT THE A-SUN TOURNEY.

AND THEY WERE BOTH IN FOR SOMETHING UNEXPECTED. Return to index of stories...


FGCU MEN LIPSCOMB-VOTOPS


F-G-C-U. AT LIPSCOMB. A TEAM THAT THE EAGLES LOST TO TWICE LAST SEASON.

THE BISONS CAME OUT RUNNING AND GUNNING. J-C HAMPTON FOR THREE. LIPSCOMB WOULD HIT 16 TIMES FROM DOWNTOWN ON THE NIGHT.

BRETT COMER. FIRING BACK. HITS ONE OF HIS CAREER HIGH FIVE THREES. HE HAD 27 POINTS.

BUT LIPSCOMB ERUPTED FOR 58 POINTS IN THE FIRST HALF. MARTIN SMITH WITH HIS OWN THREE.

EAGLES GO DOWN HARD, 92-71. Return to index of stories...


ASUN MEN SCORES-CGTOPS


BUT F-G-C-U GOT A HUGE BAILOUT FROM U-N-F. WHICH COMES FROM BEHIND TO SHOCK MERCER, 79-76, IN OVERTIME.

THAT SNAPS THE BEARS 14-GAME HOME WIN STREAK.

SO TO WIN HOMECOURT ADVANTAGE THROUGHOUT THE A-SUN TOURNEY. F-G-C-U NEEDS TWO OF THE FOLLOWING THREE THINGS TO HAPPEN SATURDAY:

AN F-G-C-U WIN AT NORTHERN KENTUCKY, A MERCER LOSS AT HOME TO JACKSONVILLE, AND/OR A U-S-C UPSTATE WIN OVER E-T-S-U. Return to index of stories...


FGCU WOMEN LIPSCOMB-VOTOPS


THE F-G-C-U WOMEN. GETTING A WARMUP AGAINST LIPSCOMB BEFORE PLAYING AT STETSON FOR THE CONFERENCE CROWN ON SATURDAY.

DY-TIESHA DUNSON. INTO THE LANE. THAT DROPS. EAGLES UP 90-53

MOMENTS LATER. IT'S STEPHANIE HAAS ON THE MOVE. BUCKET AND ONE.

EAGLES HAD SEVEN PLAYERS IN DOUBLE FIGURES. NEARLY HAD EIGHT.

THEY TOP THE CENTURY MARK IN A 108-67 WIN. AND REMAIN IN A TIE FOR FIRST IN THE ASUN. Return to index of stories...


EAGLES REAX-SOTTOPS


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FGCU BASEBALL FLORIDA-VOTOPS


F-G-C-U BASEBALL. ON T-V THROUGHOUT THE STATE. GOING FOR A HUGE WIN AT FLORIDA.

NO SCORE UNTIL THE THIRD. JAKE NOLL. TAKING IT TO THE WALL. HE'D END UP AT THIRD BASE. THE EAGLES GO UP, 1-0.

THEN IN THE FIFTH. NOLL DRIVES HOME ANOTHER FOR A 2-0 LEAD.

MICHAEL MURRAY WAS OUTSTANDING ON THE HILL.

EAGLES HOLD ON TO TAKE IT, 2-1. THEIR FOURTH WIN IN THEIR LAST FIVE GAMES AGAINST THE GATORS. Return to index of stories...


SPRING TRAINING OPENERS-ONCAM


TERRY FRANCONA ALWAYS LIKED TO JOKE THAT THE MAYOR'S CUP WAS BASEBALL'S BIGGEST RIVALRY NEXT TO RED SOX/YANKEES.

THE SOX AND TWINS WILL PLAY THEIR GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE OPENER AGAINST EACH OTHER FRIDAY AT ONE P-M AT JET BLUE PARK.

IT'S THE FIRST OF SIX HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCHUPS THAT WIL DETERMINE WHO THE CUP GOES TO.

THE RAYS OPEN THEIR SPRING SLATE AGAINST THE O'S IN PORT CHARLOTTE AT ONE P-M. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX NORTHEASTERN-VOTOPS


WE GOT A SNEAK PEAK THURSDAY. WITH THE RED SOX PLAYING AN EXHIBITION DOUBLEHEADER. GAME ONE AGAINST NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY.

PITCHING AND D PAVED THE WAY EARLY. BRANDON WORKMAN GETS THE GROUND BALL. XANDER BOGAERTS AND DUSTIN PEDROIA TURN TWO. WORKMAN WORKED TWO SCORELESS INNINGS.

NORTHEASTERN'S JAMES MULRY STRUCK OUT PEDROIA IN THE THIRD. NEXT BATTER. DAVID ORTIZ. DOWN SWINGING, TOO.

SOX TRAILED 2-1 UNTIL THE SIXTH. THAT'S WHEN SHANNON WILKERSON'S GROUNDER GETS THROUGH THE INFIELD. TWO RUNS SCORE.

RED SOX WIN, 5-2. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX BC SCORE-CGTOPS


THE SOX FOLLOW THAT WITH THE IDENTICAL SCORE IN GAME TWO. ANOTHER 5-2 WIN. THIS TIME OVER BOSTON COLLEGE.

BIG PAPI AND THE BOYS. EXCITED TO BE BACK IN GAME ACTION. Return to index of stories...


ORTIZ REAX-SOTVO


NEW TWINS PITCHER PHIL HUGHES STRUCK OUT FOUR IN FOUR SCORELESS INNINGS FOR MINNESOTA IN THE TWINS INTRASQUAD GAME. Return to index of stories...


HONDA CLASSIC RD 1-VOTOPS


AND LOOK WHO'S ON TOP OF THE LEADERBOARD THROUGH ONE DAY AT THE HONDA CLASSIC.

RORY MCILROY. WITH THE LONG BIRDIE AT ELEVEN. HE SHOT A SEVEN-UNDER 63 AND LEADS BY ONE.

TIGER WOODS IS ONE-OVER.

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SPORTS CLOSE-ONCAM


THE HEAT BEAT THE KNICKS, 108-82. LEBRON JAMES. SCORING 31 POINTS WITH HIS NEW BATMAN-LIKE MASK.

RYAN BRAUN. HOMERING IN HIS FIRST AT-BAT SINCE HIS P-E-D SUSPENSION.

DEREK JETER. OHH-FOR-TWO. IN HIS FINAL SPRING TRAINING OPENER.

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


FALLON TEASE-SOT


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GOLD COINS-VOTOPS


CHECK THIS OUT.

THIS IS WHAT'S BELIEVED TO BE THE SINGLE LARGEST BURIED TREASURE EVER UNCOVERED IN THE UNITED STATES.

IT'S ON DISPLAY RIGHT NOW AT A NATIONAL MONEY SHOW IN ATLANTA.

THE TEN MILLION DOLLARS IN GOLD COINS WAS UNVEILED BY A CALIFORNIA COUPLE WHO WERE OUT WALKING THEIR DOG.

THE COUPLE PLANS TO SELL MOST OF THE COINS ON AMAZON SOON. Return to index of stories...


EAGLE PICTURES-VOTOPS


AN IOWA PHOTOGRAPHER HAS FOUND AN INVENTIVE WAY TO GET THAT PERFECT PICTURE.

HE'S USING A BIG SLING SHOT TO SHOOT FISH OUT INTO THE RIVER.

AS THE BIRDS SWOOP DOWN TO GET THE FISH -

HE'S TAKING THEIR PICTURE WHILE THEY'RE IN ACTION. Return to index of stories...


FINAL FORECAST-WXGRX


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...


CLOSE SHOW-4SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE 4SHOT Return to index of stories...