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DIRECTORS PAGE RED SOX SPRING TRAINING OPENER-REM-2
HLA bus stop scare-TRX-VO TOMORROW'S GAMES-CG RVL
HLB 15 dogs rescued-TRX-VO CHICO'S REPORT-OC
HLC abandoned boat hits sanibel causeway-TRX-VO PREPAID COLLEGE PLAN DEADLINE-OC BNR
5PM OPEN-CLIP 75 DIRECT CONNECT-trx SS
FIRST WEATHER-ANIBOX STC GREEK FEST-VO
MARCO CONDO EVACUATED-trx OC 2 SS OC TEASE ONE-2SHOT
CHILD PORN CASE-SS TZ1 A) POLLEN PROBLEMS-VO-WIPE
TOSS TO CHRISTINA-2 SHOT PUSH ZM MAP FLY TZ1 B) DELTA FREQUENT FLIER CHANGE-VOTOPS
BUS STOP SCARE-REM-2 TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
BUS STOP SCARE-VO WIPE MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
BUS STOP SCARE-SOTVO ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
BUS STOP SCARE-REM-2 FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TOSS TO GEORGE-trx SS-SS EAniBx DELTA FREQUENT FLIER CHANGE-ON CAM
15 DOGS RESCUED-LIVEU (RTR-1) DELTA FREQUENT FLIER CHANGE-PKG
15 DOGS RESCUED-PKG DELTA FREQUENT FLIER CHANGE-ONCAM
15 DOGS RESCUED-LIVEU (RTR-1) CAPE BIKE PATHS REPORTABLE-ONCAM
TOSS TO DAVE-trx TC MON KOMEN RACE SIGN UP-SS BNR
ABANDONED BOAT HITS SANIBEL CAUSEWAY-REM-7 SWFL LEE CO FAIR-VO BNR
ABANDONED BOAT HITS SANIBEL CAUSEWAY-PKG TEASE TWO-1 SHOT
ABANDONED BOAT HITS SANIBEL CAUSEWAY-REM-7 TZ2 A) POLLEN PROBLEMS-SOTVO WIPE
COLLIER SEX BATTERY ARREST-SS TZ2 B) bus stop scare-VOTOPS
WALGREENS ROBBERY ARREST-SS POLLEN PROBLEMS-SSTOPS VO IN PLASMA
TEEN FOUND ARRESTED-OC, SS POLLEN PROBLEMS-PKG
TOSS TO JOELLE-trx EAniBx NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
RED SOX SPRING TRAINING OPENER-REM-2 A) NO SMOKING HOA-VO-WIPE
RED SOX SPRING TRAINING OPENER-PKG B) CARNIVAL CRUISE-SOTVO


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HLA bus stop scare-TRX-VO


DEVELOPING AT FIVE A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL SAYS A MAN TRIED TO GET HER INTO HIS CAR AFTER SHE GOT OFF THE SCHOOL BUS.

NBC2 JUST TALKED WITH HER TERRIFIED MOTHER. Return to index of stories...


HLB 15 dogs rescued-TRX-VO


15 DOGS RESCUED FROM A HOUSE OF FILTH ---

NBC2 IS LIVE WITH HOW IT HAPPENED AND HOW YOU CAN HELP. Return to index of stories...


HLC abandoned boat hits sanibel causeway-TRX-VO


AN ABANDONED SAILBOAT SLAMS INTO THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY --

NBC2 IS LIVE AS INVESTIGATORS TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW IT GOT THERE. 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.

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...


MARCO CONDO EVACUATED-trx OC 2 SS OC


WE'RE FOLLOWING DEVELOPING NEWS OUT OF MARCO ISLAND AT FIVE --

FIREFIGHTERS TELL US A FIRE IN A CONDO BUILDING CAUSED A LOT OF SMOKE DAMAGE.

IT STARTED IN A FIRST FLOOR UNIT BATHROOM, AT FLORENTINE GARDENS --

A CONTRACTOR WAS WORKING ON THE PLUMBING IN THE BATHROOM WHEN THE FIRE STARTED AND SPREAD TO THE ROOF IN THAT CONDO, CAUSING ABOUT 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

THIS IS ON THE SOUTH END OF THE ISLAND.

THE ENTIRE BUILDING WAS EVACUATED -- RESIDENTS ARE BEING ALLOWED BACK HOME NOW. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN CASE-SS


TODAY A JUDGE DENIED A NORTH FORT MYERS COUPLE'S MOTION TO HAVE EVIDENCE THROWN OUT IN A CHILD PORN CASE AGAINST THEM.

ALAN JOHNSON AND JENNIFER SPARKS CLAIMED POLICE ILLEGALLY SEARCHED THEIR CELL PHONE.

AN EMPLOYEE FOUND THAT PHONE WITH CHILD PORN OUTSIDE A CAPE CORAL WALMART IN 2012.

POLICE SAY IT SHOWED THE COUPLE SEXUALLY ABUSING A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL.

JOHNSON AND SPARKS FACE UP TO LIFE IN PRISON ON CHARGES OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND MOLESTATION.

THEY'VE ALREADY PLEADED GUILTY TO *FEDERAL* CHARGES OF PRODUCING CHILD PORN. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHRISTINA-2 SHOT PUSH ZM MAP FLY


A 14 YEAR OLD LEE COUNTY GIRL SAYS A MAN TRIED TO LURE HER INTO HIS CAR AFTER SHE GOT OFF HER SCHOOL BUS.

IT HAPPENED WEDNESDAY, AFTER SHE LEFT THE BUS STOP AT OLIVE ROAD AND SAN CARLOS BOULEVARD IN SAN CARLOS PARK --

NBC2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY IS THERE LIVE TONIGHT --

CHRISTINA, YOU JUST TALKED WITH THIS GIRL'S MOM. Return to index of stories...


BUS STOP SCARE-REM-2


HER DAUGHTER HAD WALKED A SHORT WAY FROM THE BUS STOP HERE--

SHE WAS ABOUT HALF WAY HOME WHEN SHE WAS APPROACHED--

AND RAN TO A NEIGHBOR 'S HOUSE FOR HELP. Return to index of stories...


BUS STOP SCARE-VO WIPE


A FRIGHTENING CASE OF STRANGER DANGER -- AVOIDED AFTER A QUICK THINKING TEEN DID EXACTLY WHAT HER PARENTS TOLD HER TO DO.

THE VICTIM TOLD HER MOTHER--

A MAN ASKED HER IF SHE NEEDED A RIDE --

WHEN SHE SAID NO--

THE VICTIM SAYS HE OPENED HIS CAR DOOR AND TOLD HER "SHE WAS GOING TO GET ONE".

THAT'S WHEN HER MOM SAYS SHE SWUNG HER BACKPACK AND TOOK OFF RUNNING TO A NEIGHBORS HOUSE--

SHE CALLED HER MOM TO PICK HER UP. Return to index of stories...


BUS STOP SCARE-SOTVO


Margaret Rivera

Mother of Victim

41:32 and banged on the door yelling "fire fire" so that they would come out 41:35

41:39 because everyone wants to see whats on fire nobody wants to get in your help business 41:44

HERE IS A DESCRIPTION OF THE SUSPECT:

THE GIRL SAYS THE MAN WHO TRIED TO PICK HER UP IS A LIGHT SKINNED HISPANIC MAN IN HIS EARLY 30'S.

HE HAS SIDE BURNS BUT NO FACIAL HAIR.

HE WAS WEARING DARK SUNGLASSES.

THE CAR HE WAS DRIVING IS A 4 DOOR CAR--

ITS LIGHT GREEN OR TEAL IN COLOR. Return to index of stories...


BUS STOP SCARE-REM-2


NEIGHBORS ARE CONCERNED SOMEONE THIS AGGRESSIVE IS ROAMING THEIR STREETS.

THE VICTIMS MOTHER SAYS --

SHE HAD TAUGHT ALL OF HER KIDS WHAT TO DO IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS--

TEACHING THEM TO RUN AND YELL "FIRE"--

BUT HAD HOPED THEY WOULD NEVER HAVE TO USE IT.

NEIGHBORS SAY FROM NOW ON THEY ARE KEEPING A LOOK OUT.

LIVE IN SOUTH LEE COUNTY CHRISTINA LUSBY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-trx SS-SS EAniBx


A DISGUSTING STORY OF ANIMAL ABUSE.

15 DASCHUND DOGS RESCUED FROM A HOARDER'S FILTHY HOME IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

THEIR OWNER GAVE THEM UP AFTER ANIMAL SERVICES SHOWED UP ON THEIR DOORSTEP.

NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS IS LIVE FROM ANIMAL SERVICES TONIGHT --

GEORGE, THESE DOGS WILL BE UP FOR ADOPTION SOON. Return to index of stories...


15 DOGS RESCUED-LIVEU (RTR-1)


THIS IS __

ONE THE DOGS SAVED IN THIS CASE.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THE NIGHTMARE IS OVER FOR THIS PUP AS TOMORROW HE/SHE WILL BE PUT UP FOR ADOPTION.

THE BAD - HIS/HER STORY IS ONE OF MANY SIMILAR ONES ACROSS LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


15 DOGS RESCUED-PKG


RESTING MUCH EASIER TONIGHT.

A BIG CHANGE FOR THESE DACHSHUNDS GIVEN WHERE THEY'VE COME FROM AND WHAT THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH.

"The conditions were squalled to say the least." Lt. Tony Backhurst, Lee Co. DAS

HERE'S THE PROOF-

LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMALS SERVICES SNAPPED THESE PHOTOS INSIDE THE NORTH FORT MYERS HOARDERS HOUSE THE 15 DOGS ONCE CALLED HOME.

'The carpet was pretty much just compressed excrement, that they were maneuvering around in." Backhurst

AN ANONYMOUS TIP LED THEM THERE.

THE OWNERS SURRENDERED THE DOGS.

"In a case like this its pretty much irresponsible pet ownership" Backhurst

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS SAY ITS MORE THAN JUST THAT.

HOARDING IS NOW CLASSIFIED AS A MENTAL DISORDER.

ITS A CONDITION THAT WE'RE LEARNING AFFECTS MILLIONS.

"The roots of it can be traced to early childhood events often its triggered by losses."

MARK CHIDLEY SAYS OFTEN- A HOARDER CAN BE IDENTIFIED QUICKLY.

"They don't want to be messed with and they don't want the world coming in and intruding in the their lifestyle."

SUPPORT GROUPS ARE FORMING TO HELP PEOPLE LIVING WITH THE DISORDER RECOVER FROM TRAUMA TO HELP THEM MOVE ON WITH THEIR LIVES.

"They can get better but there's always a good vulnerability if there not taking care of themselves." Return to index of stories...


15 DOGS RESCUED-LIVEU (RTR-1)


IN THIS CASE, INVESTIGATORS SAY ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES ARE A STRONG POSSIBILITY

COUNT ON US TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS

LIVE FROM LEE CO DAS GS NBC2 Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO DAVE-trx TC MON


A SHIP WITH NOBODY ON BOARD CAUSED A SCARE ON THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY THIS MORNING.

IT SLAMMED INTO THE BASE OF THE BIG BRIDGE.

AND WHILE THERE IS NO DAMAGE TO THE STRUCTURE. A LOOSE BOAT LIKE THIS CAN BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO OTHERS ON THE WATER.

NBC-2 INVESTIGATOR DAVE ELIAS IS THERE LIVE TO EXPLAIN. Return to index of stories...


ABANDONED BOAT HITS SANIBEL CAUSEWAY-REM-7


THANKFULLY NO! THE BOAT WAS FOUND AGAINST THE CAUSEWAY JUST BEFORE 5 THIS MORNING AND BOATERS SAY SITUATIONS LIKE THIS CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR THOSE OUT ON THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


ABANDONED BOAT HITS SANIBEL CAUSEWAY-PKG


IT'S TOWED HERE TO THE PUNTA RASA BOAT LAUNCH. COUNTY AND STATE OFFICALS WORKING TO IDENTIFY IT'S OWNER.

IT'S BECOMING AN ALL TO COMMON OCCURRENCE.

2:29:25 We've seen a growing trend of sailboats I think it may be because of a big boom of fiberglass sailboat production tha carried through the 80s and 90s.

IT'S ABANDONED BOATS LIKE THESE THAT SAILERS LIKE BILL NICKLE ARE ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR. THEY SAY CRASHING INTO ONE COULD LEAVE PASSENGERS INJURED.

02:08:08 It might throw people down or throw them overboard or throw them up against something or break an arm. 02;08:13 Return to index of stories...


ABANDONED BOAT HITS SANIBEL CAUSEWAY-REM-7


LAST YEAR THERE WERE 60 ABANDONED BOATS DISCOVERED IN LEE COUNTY ALONE. SO WHY ARE PEOPLE LEAVING THEM TO DRIFT OUT TO SEA AND HOW MUCH IS COSTING YOU TO REMOVE THESE UNWANTED BOATS. WE'RE ANSWERING THOSE QUESTION TONIGHT AT 6. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SEX BATTERY ARREST-SS


AN EAST NAPLES MAN IS IN JAIL ON RAPE CHARGES.

THE VICTIM SAYS WILLIE LESTER SHE BEAT HER AND FORCED HER TO HAVE SEX WITH HIM, AFTER THE TWO GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT.

AUTHORITIES ARE HOLDING HIM ON NO BOND, BECAUSE HE VIOLATED PROBATION. Return to index of stories...


WALGREENS ROBBERY ARREST-SS


FACEBOOK HELPED COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES MAKE AN ARREST IN A ROBBERY CASE.

A FACEBOOK FOLLOWER IDENTIFIED MICHAEL BROWN FROM SURVEILLANCE PICTURES POSTED ON THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFFS PAGE.

INVESITIGATORS ARRESTED BROWN FOR ROBBING THE WALGREENS ON AIRPORT PULLING ROAD LAST APRIL.

HE'S ALREADY IN JAIL ON OTHER CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


TEEN FOUND ARRESTED-OC, SS


A MISSING COLLIER COUNTY TEEN IS NOW UNDER ARREST.

16 YEAR OLD AARON QUINTANILLA HAD BEEN MISSING FROM HIS GOLDEN GATE ESTATES HOME SINCE LAST WEEK.

TROOPERS CAUGHT UP WITH HIM NEAR GAINESVILLE AND ARRESTED HIM ON GRAND THEFT AUTO CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JOELLE-trx EAniBx


31 DAYS OF BASEBALL ARE NOW UNDERWAY IN LEE COUNTY!

RIGHT NOW AT 5--

THE BOSTON RED SOX ARE ON THE FIELD.

OPENING UP THEIR SPRING TRAINING SEASON WITH A DOUBLE HEADER.

THAT MEANS TRAFFIC WILL BE SLOW GOING ON DANIELS PARKWAY.

NBC2S JOELLE PARKS IS LIVE OUTSIDE JETBLUE PARK.

JOELLE WHAT'S IT LIKE OUT THERE? Return to index of stories...


RED SOX SPRING TRAINING OPENER-REM-2


DESCRIBE CURRENT TRAFFIC.

FANS SAY TRAFFIC IS BETTER THAN THEY REMEMBER. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX SPRING TRAINING OPENER-PKG


It's a big day for 6 month old Connor.

Sot Ed Callahan, Cape Coral grandfather

This is Connors first red sox game, he comes from a long line of red sox fans."

The day stating smooth,

Just like traffic to jetBlue Park.

Sot Ed

It wasnt too bad today, we came up Daniels and got here in almost no time."

Other fans agree.

Sot

We just breezed right in, it was really good."

Sot

Getting in on the street right here it was fine."

A suprise to fans like Ed-

Sot Ed

I'd say it was a lot better this year than last year."

The Lee county sheriffs office runs the traffic control.

Sot Lt. Larry King, Lee County Sheriff's Office

Mostly our congestion of course is right before the game, maybe an

hour or so before when things are pretty tight, and as the game exits,

there's a mass exodus do that's when things get really slow."

Their goal- keep everyone safe,

And help everyone get where they need to be in a timely manner.

Sot Larry

We learn by experience."

This year for each red sox game:

there's 1 supervisor, paid 60 dollars and hour.

And 12 deputies at 50 dollars per hour.

Multiply that by 6 hours and add in the cost of the patrol cars,

The total is about $4,150.

For the 31 days both the Red Sox and the twins are in town,

Lee county taxpayers will pay $133,300 total for traffic control.

That money comes from the general fund designed to parks and recreation.

Sot Larry

Lee county government pays for the traffic details,getting people off

lee county roads and into the park,once there's in the park those are

the fees and costs that are attributed to the team"

Its a cost some say is worth it,

considering the estimated 47 million dollar economic impact spring

training brings to lee county.

That and experiences like this-

Sot Ed

aw man this is a super big day. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX SPRING TRAINING OPENER-REM-2


IF YOU DON'T WANT TO WAIT IN YOUR CAR-

LEE TRAN ROUTE 50 WILL TAKE YOU TO JETPORT COMMERCE- LESS THAN A MILE

AWAY AND THERE'S A TAXI SERVICE THAT WILL BRING YOU HERE FOR 2 DOLLARS

PER PERSON PER WAY.

TOMORROW IS LEE COUNTY DAY AT JETBLUE,

WHEN THE RED SOX TAKE ON THE MINNESOTA TWINS.

IT'S THE FIRST GAME OF THE GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE!

REPORTING LIVE JP. Return to index of stories...


TOMORROW'S GAMES-CG RVL


SPRING TRAINING GAMES START TOMORROW FOR THE TWINS AND THE RAYS.

THE RED SOX HOST THE TWINS AT JETBLUE PARK.

FIRST PITCH IS SET FOR 1:05.

ALSO AT 1:05--

THE RAYS HOST THE ORIOLES, AT THE CHARLOTTE SPORTS PARK. Return to index of stories...


CHICO'S REPORT-OC


FORT MYERS BASED RETAILER CHICO'S TOOK A HUGE HIT LAST QUARTER.

THE COMPANY RELEASED A REPORT SHOWING THE ADJUSTED NET INCOME IS DOWN NEARLY 27 MILLION DOLLARS FROM LAST YEAR.

COMPANY OFFICIALS ATTRIBUTE THE LOST TO SOME BIG PURCHASES INCLUDING CATALOG RETAILER BOSTON PROPER.

THE COMPANY LOST ABOUT 350 THOUSAND DOLLARS LAST QUARTER. STOCK WENT DOWN 19 CENTS A SHARE. Return to index of stories...


PREPAID COLLEGE PLAN DEADLINE-OC BNR


ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT TO SIGN UP FOR THE FLORIDA PREPAID COLLEGE PLAN AND LOCK IN TUITION AT CURRENT PRICES.

TOMORROW IS THE LAST TO ENROLL.

THE PLAN OFFERS FAMILIES A WAY TO PREPAY THE COST OF HIGHER EDUCATION TAX FREE. THERE ARE FOUR PLANS TO SELECT FROM. TO COVER TUTITION AT FLORIDA'S 12 STATE UNIVERSITIES AND 28 COLLEGES.

IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION WE'VE PUT A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE NBC-2.COM. Return to index of stories...


75 DIRECT CONNECT-trx SS


AND NOW TO AN NBC 2 TRAFFIC ALERT.

CREWS ARE WORKING ON THE NEW INTERCHANGE ON I-75 CONNECTIONG TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

FROM NINE TONIGHT UNTIL TO FIVE TOMORROW MORNING, THE OUTSIDE WESTBOUND LANE OF TERMINAL ACCESS ROAD WILL BE CLOSED.

CREWS WILL ALSO CLOSE LANES ON I-75 BETWEEN DANIELS AND ALICO ROAD TO WORK ON THE BRIDGE OVER THE INTERSTATE.

USE TREELINE AVENUE AS AN ALTERNATE ROUTE. Return to index of stories...


GREEK FEST-VO


A YOUR READY TO GET YOUR GREEK ON.

THE ANNUAL GREEK FEST STARTS TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH ON CYPRESS LAKE DRIVE IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FLOCK TO THE FEST EACH YEAR FOR THE TRADITIONAL GREEK FOOD, DANCERS AND RIDES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


ARE SNIFFLING AND SNEEZING THESE DAYS. IS YOUR HEAD POUNDING FROM ALLEGERIES.

THE YELLOW POWDER IS COATING SOME CARS.

WE FOUND OUT WHAT IT IS AND WHAT ALLERGY SUFFERERS CAN DO TO FEEL BETTER.

PLUS, IF YOU TRAVEL A LOT, YOU NEED TO SEE HOW DELTA IS CHANGING IT'S FREQUENT FLIER PROGRAM, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR BENEFITS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) POLLEN PROBLEMS-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) DELTA FREQUENT FLIER CHANGE-VOTOPS


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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.

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...


DELTA FREQUENT FLIER CHANGE-ON CAM


THIS NEWS IS CATCHING THE ATTENTION OF A LOT OF TRAVELERS.

DELTA TODAY ANNOUNCED NEW CHANGES TO IT'S FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAM.

IF YOU'RE PART OF IT, THERE ARE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW. Return to index of stories...


DELTA FREQUENT FLIER CHANGE-PKG


IN THE COLD WINTER WEATHER, YOU MAY BE DREAMING OF JETTING AWAY TO A

TROPICAL PARADISE.

NATS: PLANE

BUT IF YOU THINK THAT TRIP IS GOING TO HAPPEN ON DELTA AIRLINES, THERE ARE

SOME BIG CHANGES COMING IN 2015. DELTA IS THE FIRST MAJOR CARRIER TO SWITCH

THEIR FREQUENT FLYER POINTS FROM MILES TRAVELED TO DOLLARS SPENT.

SOT BLACK WOMAN AT AIRPORT: "It's going to take a lot longer to get 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.

FOR EXAMPLE: A TICKET FROM ATLANTA TO L-A WHICH COSTS $427

dollars RIGHT NOW WOULD EARN ALMOST 4-THOUSAND MILES TODAY. BUT

IN THE FUTURE, YOU'D ONLY GET 2,135 points.

BUT THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO MAXIMIZE YOUR BENEFIT NOW SAYS "

MILECARDS-DOT-COM'S" BRIAN KAREEM-ZAD.

140951 LZ sot: if you're trying to decide should I hold on to those miles

in my bank or should I spend them now, what do you say?

140952 BK: if you have enough miles for the award you want, don't save them

any further, book the award travel you want now./

141212 What if you get your miles from credit cards, like so many people do?

BK: Nothings going to change on the earning, you're still going to get your

mile per dollar spent and be able to bank those like you usually do./What

we don't know is how many miles you'll need to book that ticket next year.

DELTA IS CHANGING NOT JUST HOW YOU GET MILES, BUT THIS FALL, THEY WILL

CHANGE HOW MANY MILES YOU NEED TO BUY A REWARD TICKET.

John Hester business and pleasure traveler

/ it is just one more way to generate more revenue. / Return to index of stories...


DELTA FREQUENT FLIER CHANGE-ONCAM


RIGHT NOW IT'S JUST DELTA.

IT'S UNCLEAR IF OTHER AIRLINES WILL FOLLOW SUIT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BIKE PATHS REPORTABLE-ONCAM


A BICYCLE GROUP'S DREAM TO MAKE CAPE CORAL MORE FRIEND TO THOSE ON TWO WHEELS IS COMING TRUE.

THIS WEEKEND THEY WILL CELEBRATE THE FIRST 2 COMPLETED INTERCONNECTED BIKE PATHS IN THE CITY.

THE CLUB SAYS THANKS TO SPONSORSHIPS THEY'LL HAVE SEVEN FINISHED ROUTES WITH SIGNS BY THE END OF YEAR.

WHEN ITS COMPLETED THE CITY WILL HAVE 90 MILES OF INTERCONNECTED CYCLING ROUTES. 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 NBC 2 NEWS TEAM WILL BE THERE RAISING MONEY TO HELP BATTLE BREAST CANCER.

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...


SWFL LEE CO FAIR-VO BNR


THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LEE COUNTY FAIR OPENS IN LESS THAN AN HOUR.

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

THAT GETS YOU ADMISSION AND RIDES ALL NIGHT.

THE FAIR OFFICIALLY STARTS TOMORROW AND LASTS FOR TWO WEEKS.

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


THERE'S SO MUCH POLLEN FLYING AROUND, YOU CAN SEE IT.

AND IF YOU HAVE ALLERGIES. YOU'RE PROBABLY MISERABLE.

42:57 i get a lot of itching in my eyes, itching in my skin, a lot of skin irritation 43:02

NEXT AT 5 --

SOME RELIEF FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERS.

ALL NEW AT SIX - WE JUST GOT DONE SPEAKING WITH A GIRL WHO SAVED HERSELF FROM A WOULD-BE ABDUCTOR.

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE STRANGER DANGER ALERT IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) POLLEN PROBLEMS-SOTVO WIPE


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TZ2 B) bus stop scare-VOTOPS


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POLLEN PROBLEMS-SSTOPS VO IN PLASMA


THIS MAP SHOWS POLLEN LEVELS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. AND YOU CAN SEE BY THE ORANGE. LEVELS ARE HIGH IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IF YOU HAVE SEEN THIS YELLOW DUST ON YOUR CAR, DRIVERWAY OR POOL AREA, ITS TREE POLLEN.

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT EXPLAINS WHEN WE'LL SEE SOME RELIEF. Return to index of stories...


POLLEN PROBLEMS-PKG


IT'S THE SEASON WHEN THE BEAUTY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CAN BECOME A BEAST.

YELLOW POLLEN IS COLLECTING ALL OVER THE PLACE. ESPECIALLY ON CARS.

IT HAS DRIVERS IN PUNTA GORDA LINING UP FOR A WASH.

VIEWERS ACROSS THE REGION SHARED THEIR PHOTOS.

SHOWING THE POLLEN POWDER ON DRIVEWAYS AND LANAIS IN LEHIGH ACRES.

AND PILING ON POOL COVERS AND CAR HOODS IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

BOB TAYLOR IS SUFFERING THE EFFECTS.

*YELLOW* POLLEN COMES FROM A TYPE OF PINE TREES -- THAT GROWS ALL OVER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

LESS VISIBLE POLLEN COMES FROM *BLOSSOMING TREES LIKE LIVE OAKS -

DOCTORS SAY OVER-THE-COUNTER ANTI-HISTAMINES OR NASAL SPRAYS CAN TREAT THE SNEEZING. ITCHING. AND RUNNY NOSE.

BUT TREE POLLEN LEVELS DON'T FALL UNTIL APRIL.

AND WITH VERY HIGH LEVELS EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND -- BOB'S BATTLE IS FAR FROM OVER.

IN PUNTA GORDA MATT WRIGHT NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


IT'S A STORY THAT'S SURE TO GET PEOPLE TALKING --

WHAT IF YOU WERE TOLD -- YOU COULDN'T SMOKE AT A HOME YOU JUST BOUGHT?

IT'S A RULE ONE COLLIER COUNTY COMMUNITY WANTS TO ENFORCE.

TONIGHT --

NBC 2 SITS DOWN WITH NEIGHBORS.

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06-09

"I walk out and I can't believe this is what we're reduced to."

THEY SPENT DAYS IN HORRIFYING CONDITIONS ON A BROKEN DOWN CRUISE SHIP.

HOW A CAPE CORAL WOMAN AND OTHER PASSENGERS ON THE CARNIVAL TRIUMPH ARE FIGHTING BACK. Return to index of stories...


A) NO SMOKING HOA-VO-WIPE


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B) CARNIVAL CRUISE-SOTVO


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