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DIRECTORS PAGE CAPE GROW HOUSE-VO
ANCHOR SUPERS CAPE GROW HOUSE-SOT
KEY LIST CAPE GROW HOUSE-REM LIVE
CAPE GROW HOUSE BUST-TRX 2 SS TOPS WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-TRX MAP VOWIPE
BREVARD GUNMAN-TRX SAT OR VO MOM USES BABY TO STEAL UPDATE-TRX SS VO
FM WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBED-TRX VOTOPS 2 SHOT PORT CHARLOTTE FATAL-VO
FM WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBED-PKG LEHIGH SR 82 CRASH-SS
FM WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBED-ON CAM PORT CHARLOTTE ROLLOVER-VO
MOM USES BABY TO STEAL UPDATE-TRX SS VO STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS
PORT CHARLOTTE FATAL-VO 15 DOGS RESCUED-VO
LEHIGH SR 82 CRASH-SS BEARD TRANSPLANTS-VO PLASMA
PORT CHARLOTTE ROLLOVER-TRX FDOT TOPS VO BEARD TRANSPLANTS-PKG
UKRAINE TENSIONS-VO TC MON BEARD TRANSPLANTS-OC
UKRAINE TENSIONS-TRX PKG NAPLES BEERFEST-2 SHOT
15 DOGS RESCUED-VO GREEK FEST-VOTOPS WIPE
STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS ROCKIN ON THE BAY-SS TOPS
TAMPA DNC-OC KOMEN RACE SIGN UP-SS BNR
TAMPA DNC-PKG FGCU BASKETBALL-TRX VOTOPS 3 SHOT
TAMPA DNC-OC FGCU BASKETBALL-VO-CG- 3 SHOT
SPRING TRAINING-OC TEASE FOUR
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT TZ4 A) DOG ABUSE-VO TOPS
TZ1 B) NO SPARE TIRE-VOTOPS TZ4 B) WESTERN STORMS-VO
WEATHER-STC WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
STRANGER DANGER-TRX SS VO WESTERN STORMS-TRX VO TC MON
BRADY BILL 20 YEARS-VO WESTERN STORMS-PKG
SANDY HOOK MEETING-VO WESTERN STORMS-OC
AIRLINE PILOTS-VO SEVERE WX WILDFIRES-VO SS
OH STREET EXPLOSION-NATS VO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
AMERICANS LESS OJ-VO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
MARDI GRAS PARADES-NATS VO DOG ABUSE-OC
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP DOG ABUSE-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL DOG ABUSE-OC
NO SPARE TIRE-TRX EBOX CLINTON DOCS RELEASED-VO
NO SPARE TIRE-PKG OBAMA BIDEN MOVE-NATS VO
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT SPRING TRAINING-OC
FUGITIVE FRIDAY-TRX 3 SHOT COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
FUGITIVE FRIDAY-5 SS A) FL BEAR ATTACK-VO
CROSS TALK-3 SHOT B) WEBCAM SPIES-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE C) SUPREME COURT CAM-VOTOPS
TZ3 A) FGCU MENS BBALL-VOTOPS CAPE GROW HOUSE BUST-TRX 2 SS TOPS
DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-TRX MAP VOWIPE
BREVARD GUNMAN-TRX SAT OR VO MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
CAPE GROW HOUSE-TRX 2 SS OBX CLOSE-3-SHOT
CAPE GROW HOUSE-REM LIVE END TIME------------


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CAPE GROW HOUSE BUST-TRX 2 SS TOPS


BREAKING AT MIDDAY,

A MILLION DOLLAR GROW HOUSE HAS BEEN BUSTED IN CAPE CORAL.

POLICE SAY A SUBSTANTIAL, HIGH TECH MARIJUANA GROW OPERATION WAS FOUND INSIDE THE HOUSE AT 1206 NORTHEAST 8TH PLACE.

THEY SAY IT HAD ELABORATE LIGHTS, WATERING SYSTEMS, TEMPERATURE CONTROLS, AND WIRING SETUPS, ALONG WITH MYLAR-INSULATED ROOMS.

40 YEAR OLD YOEL ESCANO TRIMINO WAS ARRESTED.

NBC2 HAS A CREW WORKING THE STORY RIGHT NOW - EXPECT A LIVE REPORT SHORTLY. Return to index of stories...


BREVARD GUNMAN-TRX SAT OR VO


ALSO BREAKING AT MIDDAY, IN BREVARD.

A COURTHOUSE IS ON LOCKDOWN RIGHT NOW - AFTER A GUNMAN IS REPORTED JUST OUTSIDE.

THIS IS HAPPENING DURING JURY SELECTION FOR A MURDER TRIAL, OF A MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING A DEPUTY, IN 2012.

NO WORD IF THE GUNMAN IS LINKED TO THE CASE.

EVERYONE INSIDE WAS TOLD TO STAY INSIDE.

DEPUTIES ARE NEGOTIATING WITH THE SUSPECTED GUNMAN --

NEARBY SCHOOLS WERE ALSO PLACED ON LOCKDOWN.

WE'LL KEEP MONITORING THE SITUATION FROM THE NEWSROOM -- IT'S A DANGEROUS SITUATION SO WE WILL LIMIT THE AMOUT OF LIVE PICTURES YOU SEE --

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


FM WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBED-TRX VOTOPS 2 SHOT


TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SCREEN.

THESE TWO MEN ARE WANTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT - ACCUSED OF STORMING A FORT MYERS WAFFLE HOUSE WITH GUNS DRAWN - FRIGHTENING EVERYONE INSIDE.

IT HAPPENED BEFORE SUNRISE ON DANIELS PARKWAY, JUST WEST OF I-75.

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK SHOWS YOU EXACTLY WHO DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR. Return to index of stories...


FM WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBED-PKG


WAFFLE HOUSE IS BACK OPEN AND IT'S BUSINESS AS USUAL HERE.

MEANWHILE THE HUNT IS ON TO FIND TO MEN SUSPECTED OF BARGING THROUGH

THIS WAFFLE HOUSE ARMED, TORTURING CUSTOMERS AND WORKERS AND THEN

TAKING OFF WITH THEIR BELONGINGS.

EDITOR PUT VO HERE

WE NOW HAVE PHOTOS TAKEN FROM SURVALENCE VIDEO OF THE SUSPECTS.

TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SCREEN.

THE FIRST SUSPECT IS about 6 FOOT 2 INCHES, WITH

A THIN BUILD LAST SEEN WEARING A RED HOODED JACKET.

THE SECOND SUSPECT IS 5' 10'' LARGE BUILD WEARING A WHITE SHIRT WITH A

GREEN SHIRT USED AS A MASK OVER HIS FACE.

LOOKLIVE

THE MANAGER OF THE RESTAURANT SAYS COMPANY POLICY DOES NOT ALLOW HIM

TO TALK ABOUT THE ROBBERY TO MEDIA, BUT SAYS EVERYONE IS OK.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUSPECTS OR HAS INFORMATION ABOUT

THIS ARMED ROBBERY IS ASKED TO CALL THE SHERIFFS OFFICE OR CRIME

STOPPERS.

IN LEE COUNTY, DANIELLE KOLENIAK NBC2. Return to index of stories...


FM WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBED-ON CAM


IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WITNESSES WERE THE ONES TELLING US THAT THE VICTIMS HAD THEIR BELONGINGS TAKEN -- THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS NOT RELEASED THAT INFORMATION.

NBC2 HAS CREWS CONTINUING TO WORK ON THE STORY FOR MORE DETAILS -- WE EXPECT NEW INFORMATION STARTING ON NBC2 FIRST AT FOUR. Return to index of stories...


MOM USES BABY TO STEAL UPDATE-TRX SS VO


NBC2 WITH A CRIME ALERT UPDATE.

BASED ON CRIMESTOPPERS TIPS,

FORT MYERS POLICE ARE NOW LOOKING FOR THIS WOMAN,

ESMERALDA ESPINOSA.

CAMERA'S CAUGHT A WOMAN USING HER BABY AS A COVER, TO STEAL A CELL PHONE.

POLICE BELIEVE THIS WOMAN IS ESPINOSA.

WHEN SHE WAS CONFRONTED BY THE VICTIM IN THE STORE,

SHE REPORTEDLY LIED ABOUT IT.

IT HAPPENED AT "ONCE UPON A CHILD" IN FORT MYERS LAST THURSDAY.

THE WOMAN DID GET HER PHONE BACK AFTER TRACKING IT THROUGH AN APP.

WE'VE LEARNED SHE WENT TO THE HOUSE WHERE IT WAS,

WITH A DEPUTY.

THE MAN THERE - CLAIMED HE PAID $350 FOR IT.

PLEASE CALL CRIMESTOPPERS IF YOU KNOW THE WHEREABOUTS OF ESPINOSA. Return to index of stories...


PORT CHARLOTTE FATAL-VO


IT WAS A MESSY MORNING COMMUTE FOR SOME DRIVERS,

AFTER A SERIES OF CRASHES.

ONE PERSON IS DEAD AFTER A ROLLOVER IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

IT HAPPENED ON STATE ROAD 776 EARLY THIS MORNING,

JUST WEST OF GILLOT BOULEVARD.

DEPUTIES TELL US IT WAS A SINGLE CAR ROLLOVER.

A WOMAN WAS EJECTED FROM HER S-U-V.

F-H-P IS INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH SR 82 CRASH-SS


2 PEOPLE ARE RECOVERING AFTER A BAD CRASH IN LEHIGH ACRES.

WE KNOW ONE PERSON HAD SERIOUS INJURIES.

THE CRASH HAPPENED ON STATE ROAD 82 BETWEEN GREGORY AVENUE AND GRIFFIN DRIVE.

A DRIVER CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND HIT ANOTHER CAR.

WE ARE WORKING TO LEARN THE CONDITIONS OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...


PORT CHARLOTTE ROLLOVER-TRX FDOT TOPS VO


TRAFFIC IS RUNNING SMOOTH ON I-75,

AFTER A ROLLOVER IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

IT HAPPENED AROUND MIDNIGHT AT MILE MARKER 163 IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

FLORIDA HIGH WAY PATROL WANTS TO KNOW HOW A MOVING TRUCK COLLIDED WITH TWO CARS.

TWO PEOPLE IN THE CARS INVOLVED WERE TAKEN TO CHARLOTTE REGIONAL HOSPITAL.

WE'RE WORKING TO GET THEIR NAMES AND CONDITIONS.

THE DRIVER OF THE MOVING TRUCK IS OKAY.

CHARGES ARE PENDING. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE TENSIONS-VO TC MON


TENSIONS RISE IN UKRAINE,

WHERE ARMED GUNMEN SEIZED CONTROL OF TWO AIRPORTS,

INCLUDING THE MAIN ONE IN THE CAPITAL.

THE DEVELOPMENTS RAISE FEARS OF FURTHER DIVISIONS WITHIN UKRAINE AND THE FUTURE OF THE SOUTHERN REGION.

NBC'S BILL NEELY IS ON THE GROUND AT MIDDAY. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE TENSIONS-TRX PKG


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15 DOGS RESCUED-VO


BILL NEELY REPORTING.

NBC2 WITH AN UPDATE ON 15 DACHSUNDS RESCUED FROM DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS.

THE PUPS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION TOMORROW.

LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES WILL ADOPT THEM OUT FIRST THING TOMORROW MORNING AT 8.

THE FIRST 15 PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED AND ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE WILL BE THE NEW OWNERS.

30 PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY APPLIED.

A TIP LED ANIMAL CONTROL TO A HOUSE IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

THE OWNER TURNED OVER ALL 15 DOGS.

CHARGES ARE PENDING. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS


STOCKS ARE PUSHING THE MARKET FURTHER INTO RECORD TERRITORY.

THE S AND P 500 HIT A RECORD HI YESTERDAY - UP ABOUT 4 PERCENT FOR FEBRUARY.

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


TAMPA DNC-OC


TURNING TO TAMPA,

COULD THE CITY THAT HOSTED THE 20-12 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION BE INTERESTED IN BRINGING THE DEMOCRATS TO TOWN?

PRESTON RUDIE REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA DNC-PKG


"I trust you will fall in love with our city."

TWO YEARS AFTER HOSTING THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION? TAMPA MAYOR BOB BUCKHORN HAS BEEN ASKED IF HE'S INTERESTED IN HOSTING HIS OWN PARTY? AND THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION.

BUCKHORN RECEIVING THIS LETTER FROM THE CHAIR OF THE DNC EARLIER THIS MONTH INQUIRING ABOUT THE CITY'S INTEREST.

"I think it's a recognition that what we did during the RNC set the standard for how these should be run?"

TODAY BUCKHORN CALLED THE LETTER FLATTERING BUT EXPRESSED SOME HESITATION OVER HOSTING THE DNC.

"The DNC puts requirements on the host city that you can't accept corporate money to put these events on. One of the reasons that we were so successful is because our committee was able to raise 50-million plus that didn't require the city to put in much money into the convention."

AND NO ONE KNOWS THAT BETTER THAN THE 2012 RNC HOST COMMITTEE PRESIDENT AND CEO KEN JONES.

"It's the money. it's always the money. It's hard to raise that much money in this environment I mean the economy is much better today than it was in 09 when we were trying to raise money, so the Democrats would really have to get their fundraising machine cranked up, get the right people on board and raise about 60-million-private dollars."

OF COURSE THE BENEFITS FROM HOSTING SUCH A HIGH PROFILE CONVENTION CAN BE TREMENDOUS.

A STUDY FOLLOWING THE 2012 RNC PEGGED THE OVERALL ECONOMIC IMPACT AT $404-MILLION.

BUT IS THERE A WILL AND THE MONEY FOR ANOTHER CONVENTION?

BUCKHORN IS NOT SURE.

"We'll take a look at it, I don't know that we'll pursue it but we'll take a look." Return to index of stories...


TAMPA DNC-OC


PRESTON RUDIE REPORTING.

TWO OTHER FLORIDA CITIES, ORLANDO AND MIAMI, WERE ALSO CONTACTED TO SEE IF THEY'D BE INTERESTED IN HOSTING THE CONVENTION. Return to index of stories...


SPRING TRAINING-OC


MORE BASEBALL TODAY, AND MORE TRAFFIC.

IN ABOUT TEN MINUTES,

THE SOX AND TWINS PLAY THEIR GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE OPENER AGAINST EACH OTHER AT JET BLUE PARK.

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

AND THE RAYS OPEN THEIR SPRING SLATE AGAINST THE O'S IN PORT CHARLOTTE AT ONE THIS AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


CAR MAKERS ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO SHAVE THE WEIGHT OFF YOUR CAR.

YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO LEARN WHAT'S *NOT INCLUDED IN NEWER VEHICLES.

NBC2 TELLS YOU WHY CAR COMPANIES SAY IT'S BECOME UNNECESSARY.

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TZ1 B) NO SPARE TIRE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


STRANGER DANGER-TRX SS VO


NBC2 WITH A STRANGER DANGER ALERT.

A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL SAYS SHE WAS ALMOST ABDUCTED BLOCKS FROM HER HOUSE IN SAN CARLOS PARK.

IT HAPPENED ALONG ALBATROSS ROAD WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

THE TEENAGER HOPPED OFF THE BUS,

WHEN SHE SAYS A STRANGE MAN ASKED HER TO GET IN HIS CAR.

SHE DID GET AWAY.

THE 8TH GRADER DESCRIBES THE MAN AS A LIGHT-SKINNED HISPANIC MALE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THE SUSPECT,

CALL THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


BRADY BILL 20 YEARS-VO


TODAY MARKS TWENTY YEARS SINCE THE SIGNING OF THE LANDMARK BRADY BILL.

THE BILL IS NAMED FOR JAMES BRADY, THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY, SERIOUSLY WOUNDED IN THE 1981 ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN.

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON SIGNED THE BILL 13 YEARS LATER.

IT CALLED FOR A WAITING PERIOD AND BACKGROUND CHECK FOR GUN BUYERS.

TODAY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WILL CALL FOR STRONGER BACKGROUND CHECKS. Return to index of stories...


SANDY HOOK MEETING-VO


TODAY IN CONNECTICUT,

A MEETING TAKES PLACE WITH LEADERS OF THE SANDY HOOK ADVISORY BOARD.

STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE PRESENTATIONS TO THE COMMISSION REGARDING INCIDENT MANAGEMENT.

THE GROUP WAS FORMED BY THE STATE'S GOVERNOR IN RESPONSE TO THE SHOOTING DEATHS AT SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN 2012. Return to index of stories...


AIRLINE PILOTS-VO


EVEN THOUGH U-S REGIONAL AIRLINES REPORTED THE RE HAVING A TOUGH TIME FINDING ENOUGH PILOTS TO HIRE,

A GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG SAYS IT'S UNCLEAR WHETHER THERE'S AN ACTUAL SHORTAGE.

THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE SAYS THERE'S A POOL OF MORE THAN 100-THOUSAND ACTIVE PILOTS IN THE U-S. WHO ARE *NOT* CURRENTLY WORKING.

RIGHT NOW - THE MAJOR AIRLINES ARE NOT REPORTING ANY CONCERNS. Return to index of stories...


OH STREET EXPLOSION-NATS VO


CAUGHT ON CAMERA IN OHIO,

AN UNDERGROUND BLAST ROCKS DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS.

nats of blast

THE MORNING EXPLOSION WAS SO POWERFUL,

A MANHOLE COVER WAS REDUCED TO PIECES.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY ELECTRICAL ISSUES CAUSED THE BLAST,

AND AT LEAST ONE OTHER EXPLOSION.

AMAZINGLY EVERYONE'S OKAY. Return to index of stories...


AMERICANS LESS OJ-VO


A NEW CONSUMER REPORT SHOWS WE ARE DRINKING LESS ORANGE JUICE.

LAST YEAR, SALES OF O-J HIT THEIR LOWEST LEVEL IN AT LEAST 15 YEARS.

THIS YEAR IS LOOKING TO BE ANOTHER ROUGH ONE.

SHIFTING EATING HABITS ARE PARTLY TO BLAME - AS WELL AS RISING JUICE PRICES. Return to index of stories...


MARDI GRAS PARADES-NATS VO


AHEAD OF FAT TUESDAY,

THREE BIG MARDI GRAS PARADES TOOK PLACE IN THE FRENCH QUARTER LAST NIGHT.

nats of parade

NEW VIDEO FROM NEW ORLEANS.

THE BABYLON, MUSES AND CHAOS PARADES FEATURED COLORFUL FLOATS AND PEOPLE.

NEW ORLEANS IS WELL KNOWN FOR ITS MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION.

FAT TUESDAY IS MARCH 4TH. 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.

It's a noticeably cooler and less humid start to our Friday across Southwest Florida, but clouds are still lingering early this morning behind a cool front that through the area yesterday.

The good news is clouds will thin out by the mid to late morning, and we'll enjoy sunny weather for the remainder of our Friday. Temperatures will also be quite comfortable through the day as highs only reach the mid 70s.

Combine the pleasant temperatures with the low humidity, and we've got the ingredients for some very refreshing weather today!

Now that all the rain as moved through Southwest Florida, we'll keep dry weather in the forecast today, and this pattern continues through the weekend.

Tonight will be clear and a little chilly as temperatures drop down into the mid 50s along the coast and even as low as the upper 40s deep inland.

Our weekend weather is shaping up to be phenomenal. Saturday and Sunday will be warm and sunny with highs in the low to mid 80s, but the overnight and early morning will be cool with lows in the 50s.

The nice weather continues into the beginning of the week, but changes arrive by mid week as the next cool front approaches Wednesday, which will bring a round of rain and storms followed by another cool spell toward the end of the week. Return to index of stories...


NO SPARE TIRE-TRX EBOX


IT USED TO BE - IF YOU HAD A FLAT TIRE, YOU PULLED OVER, AND PUT ON YOUR SPARE.

BUT THAT MAY BE A THING OF THE PAST.

TURNS OUT - CAR MAKERS - ARE NOW DITCHING THE SPARE

DETAILS FROM CHRIS CLACKUM. Return to index of stories...


NO SPARE TIRE-PKG


"Open any trunk. on most any late model car offered today.and chances are you'll be surprised to discover.there's NO spare tire. There may be a spot for the spare to fit in the trunk. but more and more automakers have gotten rid of the spare."

AUTOMOTIVE EXPERTS AT EDMUNDS.COM ESTIMATE A THIRD OF NEW CARS.DO NOT HAVE A SPARE TIRE. NOT EVEN ONE OF THOSE TEMPORARY SPARES.

.BECAUSE AUTOMAKERS HAVE BEEN FOCUSING ON SOMETHING ELSE.

"one of the things they started looking at doing - carmakers started looking at getting rid of was first the full sized spare and then the temporary smaller spare tire in order to make room for stuff, and to reduce the weight of the car"

REDUCING THE WEIGHT.IMPROVES FUEL EFFICIENCY.

.PLUS, AUTOMAKERS HAD RESEARCH SHOWING MOST MOTORISTS CALLED FOR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE TO FIX A FLAT. EVEN WHEN THERE WAS A SPARE IN THE TRUNK.

BUT, CONSUMER ADVOCATES SAY THE BURDEN TO MAKE CAR BUYERS AWARE OF THAT IS ON THE DEALERSHIP.

" they should tell consumers "look, as i point out the features in the car to you i wanna show you that this is the tire repair kit and i want to emphasize that there's not a spare"

THE TIRE REPAIR KIT IS WHAT G-M AND OTHERS ARE PUTTING IN PLACE OF A SPARE. THEY'RE PORTABLE AIR COMPRESSORS.LOADED WITH A SEALANT.

.THAT CAN FIX SOME FLATS ENOUGH TO GET TO A GARAGE. BUT THE KEY IS KNOWING WHAT'S OFFERED BEFORE YOU BUY.

CHRIS CLACKUM, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


WE HAVE NEW INFORMATION ABOUT ONE MAN WHO'S BEEN ARRESTED AT LEAST 19 TIMES, IN LEE COUNTY ALONE.

HE'S JUST ONE OF THE SUSPECTS IN TODAY'S FUGITIVE FRIDAY LINEUP.

FIND OUT WHY THE OTHERS ARE WANTED BY THE LAW. Return to index of stories...


FUGITIVE FRIDAY-TRX 3 SHOT


IT'S FUGITIVE FRIDAY.

YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO HELP LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND EARN SOME MONEY IN THE PROCESS.

TRISH ROUTTE WITH SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CRIME STOPPERS IS HERE WITH A NEW LIST OF WHO'S WANTED. Return to index of stories...


FUGITIVE FRIDAY-5 SS


We're starting off our list with a registered convicted felon who's been arrested

19 times already - and that's just in Lee County. Christopher Bogner is

currently running from the law on charges of violating terms of his community

control following an arrest for two counts of trafficking in stolen property and

providing false information to a pawn broker. Over the last 10 years, he's been

jailed in Fort Myers for multiple counts of theft and burglary, fraud, battery, drugs

and public order crimes. He's also been cuffed in Collier twice for drug related

crimes, as well as in Indiana. This 33 year old felon may have fled Southwest

Florida and headed slightly north to Sarasota - but detectives are more than

happy to travel wherever it takes to ensure that Bogner faces justice. And upon

his arrest, he will be held without bond.

Also dodging deputies this week is Justin Dannels - who made the poor

choice of failing to show up in court after successfully completing three years of

probation. This 25 year old fugitive was on the cusp of freedom, after a few legal

mishaps, including arrests for fraud and larceny theft in excess of $20,000. For

those crimes, a judge sentenced Dannels to three years of probation - which

expired just a few weeks ago on January 26th

not showing up for a court date and now he's a wanted man who will likely find

himself back on probation in the very near future. In addition to his local arrests,

Dannels has also been jailed in Early County, Georgia for fraud and in South

Carolina for conspiracy to steal a car. He is 6'1", 145 pounds and has numerous

tattoos, including the phrases "Irish Pride" and "143 Delta Dawn" on his left

forearm, stars and a crescent moon inked on his left hand, and a portrait picture

of a female drawn across his back.

And in Collier County, the hunt is on a woman who poses a possible threat to

motorists every time she gets behind the wheel. Jacqueline Fontana faces

charges of violation of her state probation after her fourth arrest for DUI. This

55 year old fugitive obviously has a problem not only with controlling her alcohol

consumption, but her drug use, as well. Deputies have arrested Fontana several

other times, for the possession of barbituates, cocaine and marijuana. Statistics

from Mothers Against Drunk Driving show that a person has likely driven drunk at

least 80 times before their first arrest, so with four DUI's under her belt already,

it's of paramount importance to find Fontana before she goes for DUI number 5.

Fontana is known to work at area upscale restaurants, and was last known to be

living in Bonita Springs.

And rounding out our list of ne'er do wells is Juan Alberto Maldonado,

an Immokalee man who's rocked a jailhouse jumpsuit on more than a few

occasions. Over the years, 27 year old Maldonado has been arrested for several

burglaries, thefts, the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying

a concealed firearm, battery on a law enforcement officers, criminal mischief

and resisting arrest, among others. He's currently on the radar for violating his

probation after driving while his license was suspended not once, but twice.

Maldonado has been known to work in the construction industry and as a field

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CROSS TALK-3 SHOT


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TEASE THREE


COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK, NBC-2 SPORTS DIRECTOR BRIAN COLLERAN JOINS US AT THE DESK - GETTING US READY FOR MARCH MADNESS WITH AN UPDATE ON OUR DUNK CITY BOYS.

HE'S GOING TO BREAK DOWN F-G-C-U'S CHANCES OF MAKING IT BACK TO THE BIG DANCE. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) FGCU MENS BBALL-VOTOPS


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DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS


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BREVARD GUNMAN-TRX SAT OR VO


WE'RE CLOSELY WATCHING BREAKING NEWS IN BREVARD COUNTY.

A COURTHOUSE IS ON LOCKDOWN RIGHT NOW - AFTER A GUNMAN IS REPORTED JUST OUTSIDE.

THIS IS HAPPENING DURING JURY SELECTION FOR A MURDER TRIAL, OF A MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING A DEPUTY, IN 2012.

NO WORD IF THE GUNMAN IS LINKED TO THE CASE.

EVERYONE INSIDE WAS TOLD TO STAY INSIDE.

DEPUTIES ARE NEGOTIATING WITH THE SUSPECTED GUNMAN --

NEARBY SCHOOLS WERE ALSO PLACED ON LOCKDOWN.

WE'LL KEEP MONITORING THE SITUATION FROM THE NEWSROOM -- IT'S A DANGEROUS SITUATION SO WE WILL LIMIT THE AMOUT OF LIVE PICTURES YOU SEE --

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE GROW HOUSE-TRX 2 SS OBX


BREAKING AT 12-30,

A MILLION DOLLAR GROW HOUSE HAS BEEN BUSTED IN CAPE CORAL.

POLICE SAY A HIGH TECH MARIJUANA GROW OPERATION WAS FOUND INSIDE THE HOUSE AT 1206 NORTHEAST 8TH PLACE.

40 YEAR OLD YOEL ESCANO TRIMINO WAS ARRESTED.

NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS JUST STEPPED OUTSIDE THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT,

WITH NEW INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


CAPE GROW HOUSE-REM LIVE


CAPE CORAL POLICE DETECTIVES CALLING THIS ONE OF THE LARGEST GROW HOUSE BUSTS IN RECENT YEARS.

MORE THAN 400 POUNDS OF POT RECOVERED

AT AN ESTIMATED STREET VALUE OF MORE THAN 1 MILLION DOLLARS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THIS WAS A VERY HIGH TECH OPERATION

ALL HAPPENING IN A SINGLE FAMILY HOME IN THE NORTH EAST CAPE.

ONE MAN WAS ARRESTED HIS NAME IS YOEL TRIMINO.

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CAPE GROW HOUSE-VO


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CAPE GROW HOUSE-SOT


"this is outstanding work that a small core group of dedicated officers is consitantly doing behind the scenes, everyday.

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CAPE GROW HOUSE-REM LIVE


POLICE BELIEVE THE HOUSE MAY HAVE BEEN A RENTAL

TRIMINO FACES TRAFFICKING CHARGES AND POSSESSION CHARGES

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WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-TRX MAP VOWIPE


RIGHT NOW - LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE SEARCHING FOR TWO MEN WHO ROBBED A DINER TODAY.

NEW SURVEILLANCE PICTURES AT THE WAFFLE HOUSE ON DANIELS PARKWAY.

THE HUNT IS ON TO FIND THESE TWO SUSPECTS.

WITNESSES SAY THE TWO MEN STORMED INTO THE RESTAURANT, DEMANDED EVERYONE GET ON THE FLOOR.

THEY THEN TOOK OFF WITH THE CUSTOMERS' AND WORKERS' BELONGINGS.

ONE SUSPECT IS DESCRIBED AS 6 FOOT 2, WITH A THIN BUILD, WEARING A RED HOODED JACKET.

THE SECOND SUSPECT, 5' 10''- LARGE BUILD, WEARING A WHITE SHIRT WITH A GREEN SHIRT USED AS A MASK.

DEPUTIES BELIEVE TODAY'S ROBBERY MAY BE RELATED TO A SERIES OF VIOLENT ROBBERIES AT LEE COUNTY BUSINESSES DATING BACK TO JANUARY. Return to index of stories...


MOM USES BABY TO STEAL UPDATE-TRX SS VO


NBC2 WITH A CRIME ALERT UPDATE.

BASED ON CRIMESTOPPERS TIPS,

FORT MYERS POLICE ARE NOW LOOKING FOR THIS WOMAN,

ESMERALDA ESPINOSA.

CAMERA'S CATCH A WOMAN USING A BABY TO STEAL A CELL PHONE.

POLICE BELIEVE THIS IS ESPINOSA.

WHEN SHE'S CONFRONTED BY THE VICTIM IN THE STORE,

SHE LIED ABOUT IT.

IT HAPPENED AT "ONCE UPON A CHILD" IN FORT MYERS LAST THURSDAY.

THE WOMAN DID GET HER PHONE BACK AFTER TRACKING IT THROUGH AN APP.

SHE WENT TO THE HOUSE WHERE IT WAS,

WITH A DEPUTY.

THE MAN WHO GAVE IT TO HER SAYS HE PAID $350 FOR IT.

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PORT CHARLOTTE FATAL-VO


TRAFFIC IS MUCH BETTER - AFTER A MESSY MORNING COMMUTE.

A SERIES OF CRASHES WERE RECORDED.

ONE PERSON IS DEAD AFTER A ROLLOVER IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

IT HAPPENED ON STATE ROAD 7-76, JUST WEST OF GILLOT BOULEVARD.

IT WAS A SINGLE CAR ROLLOVER.

F-H-P IS INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH SR 82 CRASH-SS


A CRASH IN LEHIGH ACRES SENDS TWO PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

THE CRASH HAPPENED ON STATE ROAD 82 BETWEEN GREGORY AVENUE AND GRIFFIN DRIVE.

DETECTIVES SAY A BLACK CAR CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND HIT A RED CAR.

WE ARE WORKING TO LEARN THE CONDITIONS OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...


PORT CHARLOTTE ROLLOVER-VO


TRAFFIC IS ALSO RUNNING SMOOTHLY ON I-75, AFTER ANOTHER ROLLOVER IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

IT HAPPENED AROUND MIDNIGHT AT MILE MARKER 163 IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

FLORIDA HIGH WAY PATROL WANTS TO KNOW HOW A MOVING TRUCK DRIVER COLLIDED WITH TWO CARS.

THE DRIVERS OF THOSE CARS WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

NBC2 WORKING TO GET THEIR NAMES AND CONDITIONS.

THE DRIVER OF THE MOVING TRUCK IS OKAY.

CHARGES ARE PENDING. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS


TURNING TO WALL STREET AT MIDDAY.

STOCKS ARE PUSHING THE MARKET FARTHER INTO RECORD TERRITORY.

THE STANDARD & POOR'S 500 INDEX IS ON TRACK TO CLOSE UP ABOUT 4 PERCENT FOR FEBRUARY,

RETRACING ITS LOSSES FROM THE MONTH BEFORE.

A REPORT ON BUSINESS ACTIVITY IN THE MIDWEST CAME IN BETTER THAN ECONOMISTS WERE EXPECTING.

LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD.

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


15 DOGS RESCUED-VO


NBC2 WITH AN UPDATE ON 15 DACHSUNDS RESCUED FROM A HOME.

LEE COUNTY DAS WILL ADOPT THEM OUT FIRST THING TOMORROW MORNING AT 8.

THE FIRST 15 PEOPLE IN LINE WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED AND BEEN ACCEPTED ONLINE WILL BE THE NEW LUCKY OWNERS.

KEEP IN MIND LEE COUNTY DAS ALREADY HAS 30 APPLICATIONS.

A TIP LED ANIMAL CONTROL TO A HOUSE IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

THE OWNER TURNED OVER ALL 15 DOGS.

CHARGES ARE PENDING. Return to index of stories...


BEARD TRANSPLANTS-VO PLASMA


HIPSTERS ARE EMBRACING THE BEARD.

BUT SOME MEN NEED A LITTLE HELP WITH THEIR FACIAL HAIR.

AND IT'S TURNING INTO BIG BUSINESS FOR DOCTORS.

SHIBA RUSSELL INTRODUCES US TO THE WORLD OF BEARD TRANSPLANTS. Return to index of stories...


BEARD TRANSPLANTS-PKG


FROM THE DUCK DYNASTY CLAN.

TO THE HIPSTERS IN BROOKLYN.

BEARDS ARE GROWING IN POPULARITY AND SO ARE THE.FACIAL HAIR TRANSPLANTS.

"i do think guys are pressured. to manly I guess"

MIDTOWN PLASTIC SURGEON DOCTOR YAEL HALAAS SPECIALIZES IN THE PROCEDURE.

"there's a variety of men hipsters, metrosexuals, people who are clued in to having a cool look."

IT'S A PRICEY LOOK. COSTING UPWARDS OF 7 THOUSAND DOLLARS. DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH HAIR YOU'RE LOOKING TO TRANSPLANT.

"i think it's a little silly"

"i mean why would you.use your money on other things"

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: THE HAIR IS USUALLY TAKEN FROM THE BACK OF THE HEAD.SOMETIMES THE CHEST. IF BALDING IS A CONCERN. THEN IT'S IMPLANTED ON THE BARE SECTION OF THE FACE. PATIENTS ARE PUT UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA.

"we remove the individual hairs and we transplant it.delicately designed. on the face"

A PRETTY PAINLESS PROCEDURE.VIRTUALLY SCARLESS. PLASTIC SURGEONS ARE CASHING IN ON THIS TREND. DOCTOR HALACE.SPECIFICALLY NOTING THAT MOST CLIENTS ARE COMING FROM THE TRENDIER NEIGHBORHOODS.

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BEARD TRANSPLANTS-OC


SHIBA RUSSELL REPORTING.

RESEARCH INDICATES MOST WOMEN ARE NOT REALLY FANS OF BUSHY BEARDS.

HOWEVER, BUT WITH LIGHT STUBBLE WERE CONSIDERED THE MOST ATTRACTIVE BY WOMEN, AND PREFERRED FOR RELATIONSHIPS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BEERFEST-2 SHOT


ANOTHER WEEKEND IS UPON US.

NBC2 HAS A FEW THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY OUT!

ONE OF THOSE - THE NAPLES CRAFT BEER FEST IS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND.

HEAD TO BAYFRONT TOMORROW FROM NOON TO 4PM.

DOZENS OF BEERS WILL BE AVAILABLE,

AND 15 RESTAURANTS ARE SERVING UP FOOD.

PROCEEDS GO TO THE NAPLES NORTH ROTARY FOUNDATION. Return to index of stories...


GREEK FEST-VOTOPS WIPE


GET READY TO GET YOUR GREEK ON.

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

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


ROCKIN ON THE BAY-SS TOPS


TOMORROW IS MARCH FIRST,

THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH,

THAT MEANS IT'S ANOTHER INSTALLMENT OF ROCKIN ON THE BAY CONCERT SERIES.

TOMORROW NIGHT 5:30 TO 9PM AT BAYFRONT NAPLES.

THE TRIBUTE IS TO LEGEND ROD STEWART.

NBC2'S CLAY MILLER WILL EMCEE THE EVENT Return to index of stories...


KOMEN RACE SIGN UP-SS BNR


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

NOW'S THE TIME TO CREATE A TEAM, JOIN A TEAM, OR REGISTER YOURSELF FOR THE 5K RUN AND WALK.

IT'S HAPPENING SATURDAY, MARCH 8TH AT 8 IN THE MORNING AT COCONUT POINT MALL IN ESTERO.

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


FGCU BASKETBALL-TRX VOTOPS 3 SHOT


LET'S TALK FGCU MEN'S BASKETBALL.

THE EAGLES HAD QUITE THE USPET AGAINST LIPSCOMB,

ESPECIALLY AFTER A HUGE VICTORY OVER THE MERCER BEARS.

STILL THOUGH A LOT OF EXCITEMENT HEADING INTO THE A-SUN TOURNAMENT.

NBC2 SPORTS DIRECTOR BRIAN COLLERAN IS HERE - TO EXPLAIN

BRIAN, Return to index of stories...


FGCU BASKETBALL-VO-CG- 3 SHOT


THE EAGLES GAVE UP A SEASON HIGH 92 POINTS.58 IN THE FIRST HALF TO A LIPSCOMB TEAM THAT HAD A BLEOW. 500 RECORD GOING INTO LAST NIGHT.

BAD LOSS.BUT IT DIDN'T RUIN THE EAGLES CHANCES OF HOSTING THE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT THROUGHOUT.

BECAUSE MERCER WAS ALSO SHOCKED LAST NIGHT.LOSING AT HOME IN OVERTIME TO NORTH FLORIDA.

WITH ONE GAME TO GO IN THE REGULAR SEASON.FGCU AND MERCER REMAIN TIED FOR THE CONFERENCE LEAD.

IF THEY ENDED UP TIED.THE TIE-BREAKER IS YOUR RECORD VS. THE 3RD PLACE TEAM.

3RD PLACE WILL BE DECIDED WITH TONIGHT'S EAST TENNESSEE STATE-SOUTH CAROLINA-UPSTATE GAME.

FGCU WOULD LIKE UPSTATE TO WIN. THAT WOULD GIVE THE EAGLES THE TIE-BREAKER. EVEN BEFORE THEY PLAY ON SATURDAY AT NORTHERN KENTUCKY.

FGCU WILL EITHER PLAY JACKSONVILLE OR STETSON ON TUESDAY NIGHT.

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS FOR THAT GO ON SALE TOMORROW AT 1PM.

IF THEY WIN, FGCU WOULD HOST AGAIN IN THURSDAY NIGHT'S SEMIFINALS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR


CAUGHT ON CAMERA,

AND IT'S DOWNRIGHT DISTURBING.

MISSOURI TEENAGERS ABUSING A HELPLESS DOG.

YOU HOW POLICE GOT WISE TO THE CRIME.

AND WEATHER WOES OUT WEST TODAY.

MORE NASTY WET CONDITIONS AS PEOPLE FLEE THEIR HOMES.

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TZ4 A) DOG ABUSE-VO TOPS


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TZ4 B) WESTERN STORMS-VO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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WESTERN STORMS-TRX VO TC MON


THE LAST DAY OF FEBRUARY IS PROVING TO BE A BRUTAL WEATHER DAY OUT WEST.

HEAVY RAINS ARE TAKING AIM AT BONE-DRY CALIFORNIA, WHERE EVACUATIONS ARE UNDERWAY BECAUSE OF FEARS OF MUDSLIDES.

TAHMAN BRADLEY HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


WESTERN STORMS-PKG


They've been praying for rain.just not this much.

This morning, drought-stricken Southern California is soaking wet.

Jerry Dean-SOT-

WE NEED IT, I DON'T NECESSARILY LIKE IT, BUT WE NEED IT.

In the Bay area, the storms have snapped trees.

On roads, trucks are sliding out of control.

NATS

In LA County, yesterday -- more than 100 crashes.

There's a lot of anxiety in Foothill communities outside Los Angeles. The

worry: mudslides. In Glendora, residents filled sandbags near land scored by

recent wildfires.

Matt Elam SOT

I THINK WE ARE AWARE THAT A LOT OR RAIN IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME COULD

CREATE SOME PROBLEMS WITH MUDSLIDES.

Mandatory evacuations were ordered, and continue. in some places.

Chris Jeffers, Glendora City Manager-SOT-

NO ENTRY ZONE EXCEPT FOR AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL.

Morgan Marich-SOT-

JUST EVERYTHING IN SUITCASES. PAPERS. SPECIAL ITEMS.

They're hoping to avoid landslides like this one in La Conchita 9 years ago

that killed 10 people.

NATS - rain hitting.

The forecast for today - 4 to 6 inches of rain West and North of Los Angeles

and wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. Return to index of stories...


WESTERN STORMS-OC


TAHMAN BRADLEY REPORTING.

THE POSSIBILITY OF FLASH FLOODING CONTINUES TODAY.

THEN THE STORM MOVES ACROSS THE ROCKIES. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE WX WILDFIRES-VO SS


WE'VE BEEN GETTING YOU PREPARED FOR EXTREME WEATHER,

DURING SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK.

TODAY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT WILDFIRES.

WE'RE IN WILDFIRE SEASON RIGHT NOW,

BEGINNING IN JANUARY AND CONTINUING UNTIL EARLY TO MID-JUNE.

BUT THEY CAN START AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR.

A TYPICAL YEAR IN FLORIDA WILL SEE MORE THAN 46-HUNDRED FIRES BURN NEARLY 110-THOUSAND ACRES OF LAND.

ALWAYS TAKE PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WILL BE EXPOSED TO EXTREME TEMPERATURES.

PAY ATTENTION TO FIRE WEATHER WARNINGS,

KNOW WHAT YOU SHOULD DO TO MAKE YOUR HOME SAFE. 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.

It's a noticeably cooler and less humid start to our Friday across Southwest Florida, but clouds are still lingering early this morning behind a cool front that through the area yesterday.

The good news is clouds will thin out by the mid to late morning, and we'll enjoy sunny weather for the remainder of our Friday. Temperatures will also be quite comfortable through the day as highs only reach the mid 70s.

Combine the pleasant temperatures with the low humidity, and we've got the ingredients for some very refreshing weather today!

Now that all the rain as moved through Southwest Florida, we'll keep dry weather in the forecast today, and this pattern continues through the weekend.

Tonight will be clear and a little chilly as temperatures drop down into the mid 50s along the coast and even as low as the upper 40s deep inland.

Our weekend weather is shaping up to be phenomenal. Saturday and Sunday will be warm and sunny with highs in the low to mid 80s, but the overnight and early morning will be cool with lows in the 50s.

The nice weather continues into the beginning of the week, but changes arrive by mid week as the next cool front approaches Wednesday, which will bring a round of rain and storms followed by another cool spell toward the end of the week. Return to index of stories...


DOG ABUSE-OC


TWO MISSOURI TEENAGERS ARE IN TROUBLE TODAY,

AFTER VIDEO OF A DOG BEING ABUSED WAS POSTED ONLINE.

A QUICK WARNING YOU MIGHT FIND SOME IMAGES DISTURBING.

BUT THE DOG IS OKAY TODAY.

ANGIE MOCK REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


DOG ABUSE-PKG


PEOPLE WERE FURIOUS AFTER THE VIDEO WAS POSTED TO FACEBOOK AND IT ULTIMATELY GOT THE ATTENTION OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE.

It kind of transitions to where he starts punching the dog and that's disgusting.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE MOTHER OF ONE OF THE TEENS WHO WAS HEADED OUT TO SEE HER SON AT A JUVENILE FACILITY.

You're shocked about what happened?

Yeah I'm shocked about what happened because I didn't think my son would do some things like that. No way.

THE TEEN CONDUCTING THE ABUSE AS WELL AS THE TEEN IN THIS VIDEO SEEN SHOOTING IT. HAVE BOTH BEEN CHARGED WITH ANIMAL ABUSE.

THE WORST OF THE VIDEO WE CAN'T EVEN SHOW YOU.

WE SPOKE WITH A SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT AT SIUE AND HE SAID THIS IS TYPICAL FOR SOMETHING LIKE TO THIS TO SPREAD.

Things go viral if they're interesting enough and if they hit us in enough areas that concern us. I think that's what's happening. You're seeing something that's immediately, emotionally disturbing. People are going to have a reaction to seeing this animal get body slammed and hearing it yelp so there are just a lot of emotional things that happen to people who views this and they feel like I need to let other people know about this because it's a real concern.

HE ADDED THAT WHEN THE PUBLIC SEES SOMETHING LIKE THIS. THEY FEEL A THREAT. AND THE FEELING OF FEAR AND DISGUST IS WHAT MAKES THEM TURN OVER VIDEO TO AUTHORITIES, MEDIA, AND PASS ALONG TIPS.

FACEBOOK USERS WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN HELPING POLICE TRACK DOWN THE TEENS BUT IT STILL REMAINS A MYSTERY WHY THE TEENS WOULD WANT TO POST THE VICIOUS VIDEO IN THE FIRST PLACE.

It's tough to speculate first of all why somebody would do something like that but the general sense that we have is that people are performing on social media to some extent. So there's something about himself that he wants people to understand by posting this. He wants people to think he's tough or funny or both. Return to index of stories...


DOG ABUSE-OC


ANGIEL MOCK REPORTING.

AGAIN, THE DOG IS OKAY TODAY,

IT'S BEING CARED FOR AT A SHELTER.

THE DOG WILL HOPEFULLY GO TO A GOOD HOME SOON. Return to index of stories...


CLINTON DOCS RELEASED-VO


TODAY IN WASHINGTON, WE EXPECT TO SOON SEE THOUSANDS OF NEW DOCUMENTS FROM PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON'S YEARS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

ABOUT 5-THOUSAND PAGES CONTAIN CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN PRESIDENT CLINTON, HIS ADVISORS AND EVEN HIS WIFE HILLARY.

TODAY'S RELEASE IS PART OF 25-THOUSAND PAGES OF RECORDS THAT HAVE BEEN CLEARED FOR RELEASE TO THE PUBLIC IN THE COMING WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA BIDEN MOVE-NATS VO


THE WHITE HOUSE RELEASED THIS NEXT VIDEO - HOW ABOUT A JOG WITH THE PRESIDENT AND VP?

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TO CELEBRATE FOUR YEARS OF THE "LET'S MOVE!" HEALTHY LIVING INITIATIVE,

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN POSTED THIS VIDEO ONLINE.

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA IS BEHIND THE CAMPAIGN.

YOU TOO - ARE ENCOURAGED TO POST YOUR MOVES ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM.

USE THE HASHTAG "LETSMOVE." Return to index of stories...


SPRING TRAINING-OC


MORE BASEBALL TODAY,

AND MORE TRAFFIC.

THE SOX AND TWINS PLAY THEIR GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE OPENER AGAINST EACH OTHER AT JET BLUE PARK.

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

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


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


A RARE BEAR CONFRONTATION, RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA.

SOT/Josh Hennessy, attack victim -Took my headphones off, came around the

bush, it was really dark. He was there coming at me.

AHEAD AT FOUR SEE HOW ONE MAN USED WRESTLING MOVES TO SURVIVE, PLUS MORE CLOSE CALLS CAUGHT ON CAMERA ACROSS THE STATE.

ARE YOU BEING SPIED UPON WHEN YOU SIT AT YOUR COMPUTER?

FIRST AT FOUR THE NEW REPORTS - THAT SPIES COULD BE WATCHING YOUR EVERY MOVE THROUGH YOUR WEB CAMERA.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY WE'RE SEEING THE SUPREME COURT IN ACTION, BUT REMEMBER - WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO.

WHY THIS VIDEO IS RAISING MAJOR SECURITY CONCERNS. Return to index of stories...


A) FL BEAR ATTACK-VO


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B) WEBCAM SPIES-VOTOPS


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C) SUPREME COURT CAM-VOTOPS


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CAPE GROW HOUSE BUST-TRX 2 SS TOPS


A MILLION DOLLAR GROW HOUSE HAS BEEN BUSTED IN CAPE CORAL.

POLICE SAY A SUBSTANTIAL, HIGH TECH MARIJUANA GROW OPERATION WAS FOUND INSIDE THE HOUSE AT 1206 NORTHEAST 8TH PLACE.

THEY SAY IT HAD ELABORATE LIGHTS, WATERING SYSTEMS, TEMPERATURE CONTROLS, AND WIRING SETUPS, ALONG WITH MYLAR-INSULATED ROOMS.

40 YEAR OLD YOEL ESCANO TRIMINO WAS ARRESTED.

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WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-TRX MAP VOWIPE


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE SEARCHING FOR TWO MEN WHO ROBBED A DINER TODAY.

SURVEILLANCE PICTURES AT THE WAFFLE HOUSE ON DANIELS PARKWAY SHOW THE TWO SUSPECTS.

WITNESSES SAY THE MEN STORMED INTO THE RESTAURANT, DEMANDED EVERYONE GET ON THE FLOOR.

THEY THEN TOOK OFF WITH THE CUSTOMERS' AND WORKERS' BELONGINGS.

DEPUTIES BELIEVE TODAY'S ROBBERY MAY BE RELATED TO A SERIES OF VIOLENT ROBBERIES AT LEE COUNTY BUSINESSES DATING BACK TO JANUARY. Return to index of stories...


MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


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


CLOSE-3-SHOT


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