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ANCHOR SUPERS NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIPTOPS
DIRECTORS PAGE TRAFFIC-NAVI
HL1) WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-TRX BUBBA LEHIGH FATAL-MAPTOPS
HL2) RUSSIA LATEST-TRX-NEWSROOM 5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX ANIBOX
HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX-WX CENTER 5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-TRX PLASMA WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-TRX OTS INTRO
WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-LIVE U 2 WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-LIVE U 2
WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-VO WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-VO
WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-VO2 WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-LIVE U 2
WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-LIVE U 2 DOGS RESCUED FROM HOARDER-TRX-EANI-FLY
port charlotte CRASH-TRX MAP TOPS DOGS RESCUED FROM HOARDER-SOTVO
5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP MARCO ISLAND CONDO FIRE-TRX-SSTOP(2)
5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL JOHN MORGAN ON MED MARIJUANA-VO-WIPE
STRANGER DANGER-TC MON VO JOHN MORGAN ON MED MARIJUANA-SOTVO
STRANGER DANGER-SOT VO OC OBAMA ON YOUNG MEN OF COLOR-OC-SOT-OC
I75 MORNING ACCIDENT-TRXVOTOPS BIOCENTER RECYCLING-VO-WIPE
COMMUNITY PRAYER VIGIL-VO BIOCENTER RECYCLING-SOTVO
COMMUNITY PRAYER VIGIL-SOTVO CHILD PORN CASE-OC, SS, OC
BOMB THREAT-TRX, OC, VO NO SPARE TIRE-PLASMA VO
PEDESTRIAN HIT-TRXVOTOPS NO SPARE TIRE-SOTVO OC
BEAT GYM BOREDOM-OC VO
BEAT GYM BOREDOM-SOTVO
CAPE PLANTS STOLEN-TC MON VO RACE FOR CURE SIGN UP-OC, SS
CAPE PLANTS STOLEN-SOTVO POLLEN ISSUES-2SHOT VO
OIL DRILLING HEARING OVER-TRXOC, VO BREAK SEVEN 5:39:23 AM
OIL DRILLING HEARING OVER-SOTVO WAVV 101.1 TEASE-SSTOPS
QUARTER HOUR PUSH: TEASE STORY-2SHOT VO OR SOTVO 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
QUARTER HOUR PUSH: TEASE STORY-SOTVO 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
FORECAST TEASE-OMNI TRAFFIC ALERT
BREAK FOUR 5:09:43 TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-TRXVO TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP WESTERN STORMS-INTRO
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL WESTERN STORMS-PLASMA
MORNING DEADLY CRASH-TRX TRAFFIC WESTERN STORMS-VO
FIDDLER'S CREEK SMOKING-TRX OC VO WESTERN STORMS-SOT
FIDDLER'S CREEK SMOKING-SOTVO WESTERN STORMS-PLASMA TAG
RUSSIA UKRAINE LATEST-PLASMA ROBERT LITTLE CHARGED-TRX OC SS
RUSSIA UKRAINE LATEST-NEWSROOM TEEN FOUND ARRESTED-OC, SS
RUSSIA UKRAINE LATEST-VO TAMPA 2016 DNC-OC VO
RUSSIA UKRAINE LATEST-SOT TAMPA 2016 DNC-SOTVO
RUSSIA UKRAINE LATEST-NEWSROOM POLLEN ISSUES-VOWIPE
FMB CRIME ALERT-TRX-SS(3) POLLEN ISSUES-SOTVO
SANIBEL BOAT VS CAUSEWAY-EANIBOX-VOFULL BRIDGE GATE 911 CALLS-OC VO
SANIBEL BOAT VS CAUSEWAY-SOTVO SOCCER CONCUSSIONS-TC MON VO
CARNIVAL LAWSUIT-OTS-VO SOCCER CONCUSSIONS-SOTVO OC
MISSISSIPPI MAN AWAKES FROM THE DEAD-PLASMA VO VERIZON DATA BREACHES-OC VO
MISSISSIPPI MAN AWAKES FROM THE DEAD-SOTVO OC ORANGE JUICE-OTS, VO
CAPE STUDENT HONORED SEVERE WX AWARENESS-OC, VO PLASTIC SURGERY GROWTH-VO
CAPE STUDENT HONORED SEVERE WX AWARENESS-SOTVO TEASE STORY 1-2SHOT VO
4SHOT CROSSTALK & TEASE -4SHOT VO FORECAST TEASE-OMNI
WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT BREAK EIGHT 5:49:40 AM
BREAK FIVE 5:19:15 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
TRAFFIC-NAVI TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-CLIPTOPS
CAPE BIKE PATHS-OC VO WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-NEWSROOM
COMEDIAN TIM WILSON DIES-OC VO 1) WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-VOTOPS
BISON MEAT POPULARITY-TRX-SOTTOPS 2) PORT CHAR CRASH-VOTOPS
BISON MEAT POPULARITY-SOTVO 3) I75 ROLLOVER-VOTOPS
TZ1) DOGS RESCUED FROM HOARDER-2SHOT VO COMING UP AT 6 TAG-NEWSROOM
TZ2) WAFFLE HOUSE BREAKING-TRXVOTOPS LOTTERY MISTAKE-VO
PORT CHARLOTTE CRASH-REM2 WINDSOR WINTER WONDERLAND-VO
BREAK SIX 5:27:01 AM WINDSOR WINTER WONDERLAND-SOTVO
HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX-WX CENTER END OF SHOW-OMNI TOPS
HL1 WESTERN STORMS-TRX-PLASMA END OF SHOW CLIP-CLIP
HL3) WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-TRX-VO  


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HL1) WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-TRX BUBBA


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW---

A SCARY SITUATION FOR SOME AS THEY DINNED AT A WAFFLE HOUSE IN FORT MYERS.

A TWO MEN STORMED IN WITH GUNS FORCING EVERYONE ON THE GROUND.

HEAR WHAT HAPPENED NEXT IN A LIVE REPORT. Return to index of stories...


HL2) RUSSIA LATEST-TRX-NEWSROOM


PLUS.

IT COULD BE THE FIRST TIME WE HEAR FROM UKRAINE'S PRESIDENT SINCE HE FLED THE COUNTRY LAST WEEKEND.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE FUTURE OF THAT COUNTRY AND THE DEADLY UNREST. Return to index of stories...


HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX-WX CENTER


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WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-TRX PLASMA


BREAKING NEWS AS YOU WAKE UP

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE ON SCENE OF AN EARLY MORNING ARMED ROBBERY AT THE WAFFLE HOUSE ON DANIELS PARKWAY NEAR EYE-75.

NBC-2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK WAS FIRST ON THE SCENE.

SHE'S LIVE WITH THE DETAILS.

DANIELLE? Return to index of stories...


WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-LIVE U 2


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WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-VO


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WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-VO2


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port charlotte CRASH-TRX MAP TOPS


MORE BREAKING NEWS OUT OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

MCCALL West bound IS SHUT DOWN.

THIS IS BECAUSE ONE PERSON WAS FOUND DEAD AFTER BEING INVOLVED IN A FATAL ROLLOVER.

IT HAPPENED ON State Road 776 JUST WEST OF "GUH-LOT" IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

F-H-P TELLS US THE DRIVER WAS A WOMAN.

SHE WAS EJECTED OUT OF THE CAR AND WAS ON A MEDIAn WHEN EMERGENCY CREWS FOUND HER.

SHE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

DEPUTIES SAYS TO TAKE SAILOR'S WAY AS THE DETOUR Return to index of stories...


5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

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...


STRANGER DANGER-TC MON VO


WE have A WARNING FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS AS THEY START THEIR DAY.

A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL DESCRIBED TO US A TERRIFYING SITUATION.

AS SHE WAS NEARLY ABDUCTED JUST BLOCKS FROM HER HOME IN SAN CARLOS PARK.

IT HAPPENED ALONG ALBATROSS ROAD.

THE TEENAGER HAD JUST GOTTEN OF HER BUS WHEN A STRANGER TRIED TO LURE HER INTO HIS CAR.

THE 8TH GRADER - AMBER ECKMAN TELLS NBC TWO - A LIGHT-SKINNED HISPANIC MALE PULLED UP TO HER AND ASKED IF SHE NEEDED A RIDE.

WHEN ECKMAN SAID NO.

HE SAID SHE WAS GOING TO GIVE HER ONE ANYWAY.

THAT'S WHEN SHE RAN.

AMBER SPED TO THE NEAREST NEIGHBOR AND CALLED FOR HELP. Return to index of stories...


STRANGER DANGER-SOT VO OC


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.

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

AMBER SAYS THE MAN HAD NOTICEABLE SIDEBURNS BUT NO OTHER FACIAL HAIR.

SHE TOLD DEPUTIES HE WAS IN A FOUR-DOOR CAR THAT WAS LIGHT GREEN OR TEAL.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL DEPUTIES. Return to index of stories...


I75 MORNING ACCIDENT-TRXVOTOPS


ALL NEW THIS MORNING.

THE SOUTH BOUND LANE OF I75 IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY IS BACK OPEN THIS MORNING.

DEPUTIES SAY A SEMI HIT TWO CARS AT MILE MARKER 163

TWO PEOPLE FROM BOTH CARS WERE TAKEN TO CHARLOTTE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

THE DRIVER OF SEMI IS OK.

WE ARE STILL WAITING TO LEARN THE CONDITIONS OF THE OTHER TWO.

SOME TOW TRUCKS WITH CRANES HAD TO FLIP THE SEMI BACK OVER TO GET IT OFF THE ROAD.

RIGHT NOW F-H-P INVESTIGATING THE ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


COMMUNITY PRAYER VIGIL-VO


MEMBERS IN THE COMMUNITY SAY THEY'VE HAD ENOUGH of senseless crime.

LAST NIGHT THEY CAME TOGETHER TO REMEMBER 9 people killed in the past year.WITH A PRAYER.

**Nats**

IT'S THE FOURTH YEAR FOR THIS COMMUNITY PRAYER in fort myers.

THIS YEAR THEY'RE REMEMBERING THOSE NINE MURDER VICTIMS -

AND PRAYING THAT THIS VIOLENCE WILL END.

THEY ALSO ACKNOWLEDGED THAT MANY OF THESE CRIMES ARE STILL UNSOLVED -

AND THAT ANYONE WHO KNOWS SOMETHING, SHOULD SPEAK UP. Return to index of stories...


COMMUNITY PRAYER VIGIL-SOTVO


Everyone should Start talking. Stop saying that you don't know nothing cause you do know something, but no, I mean a life was taken

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

AND TO HELP BRING JUSTICE TO THESE GRIEVING FAMILIES. Return to index of stories...


BOMB THREAT-TRX, OC, VO


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

IT HAPPENED THRUSDAY EVENING 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


THIS MORNING N-B-C 2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE VICTIM THAT WAS HIT BY A CAR IN FORT MYERS.

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

THAT PERSON WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


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CAPE PLANTS STOLEN-TC MON VO


TAKE A LOOK AT THESE HOLES IN THE GROUND.

THERE WERE TREES THERE --

TREES THAT COST HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS.

SOMEONE DUG THEM UP AND STOLE THEM FROM A FRONT YARD IN CAPE CORAL.

THEY TOOK MORE THAN 20 OF THE SPANISH STOPPERS.

THEY'RE LARGE PLANTS.

THE OWNER SAYS WHOEVER TOOK THEM HAD TO USE A LARGE PICKUP TRUCK.

HE DOESN'T KNOW WHY ANYONE WOULD STEAL THEM. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PLANTS STOLEN-SOTVO


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. "

THE THIEF LEFT BEHIND AN EMPTY CAN.

THE MAN HOPES DETECTIVES CAN USE THAT TO FIND FINGERPRINTS OR ANYTHING TO FIND THE CROOKS. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING HEARING OVER-TRXOC, VO


THIS MORNING THE HEARING OVER OIL DRILLING IN GOLDEN GATE IS OVER.

ENVIORNMENTALISTS AND PEOPLE WHO LIVE NEAR THE PROPOSED SITE ARE FIGHTING THE PLAN.

THE JUDGE WILL NOT MAKE A DECISION UNTIL A STATE COMMITTEE MEETS IN THE NEXT SIX WEEKS.

THAT COMMITTEE WILL ISSUE A RECOMMENDATION ON WHETHER THE PLAN IS SAFE. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING HEARING OVER-SOTVO


"There appears to be a lot of drilling yet to come in Southwest Florida. Matthew Schwartz, Exec. Director South Florida Wildlands Assoc"

"even if we win There's a high possibility that they're gonna mount a plan and try to come back. So we've got to stop this from happening al together again in this area." Joe Mule', President, Preserve Our Paradise

IT'S BEEN 12 YEARS SINCE THE STATE COMMITTEE HAS HAD TO MEET AND ISSUE A RECOMMENDATION. Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH: TEASE STORY-2SHOT VO OR SOTVO


NO CAPTAIN --

FIRST MATE --

OR ANYONE ON BOARD.

THIS MORNIGN THERE'S STILL QUESTIONS ON HOW A SAILBOAT FLOATED TO THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY.

WHY OFFICIALS SAY THIS HAPPENS WAY TOO OFTEN AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.

PLUS THIS--

"I stood there and watched them put him in a body bag and zipped it up. "

IT'S ENOUGH TO FREAK OUT A MORTITION

A MAN -- ALREADY DECLARED DEAD FINDS HIMSELF ALIVE AND KICKING INSIDE A BODY BAG. Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH: TEASE STORY-SOTVO


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FORECAST TEASE-OMNI


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BREAK FOUR 5:09:43


HIT TIME 5:09:43

LENGTH 2:17 Return to index of stories...


WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-TRXVO


WE'RE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS THIS MORNING.

NBC-2 IS ON THE SCENE OF A ROBBERY AT THE WAFFLE HOUSE IN FORT MYERS.

IT'S THE WAFFLE HOUSE ON DANIELS PARKWAY.

WE'RE TOLD THAT TWO ARMED MEN CAME IN AND TOLD EVERYONE TO GET ON THE GROUND.

THEY DEMANDED HER JEWLERY AND CELL PHONES AND KICKED THE EMPLOYEES.

THERE WAS A BABY INSIDE AT THE TIME.

POLICE SAY THE MEN TOOK OFF.

THEY ARE SEARCHING FOR THEM RIGHT NOW---

WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS STORY AS IT DEVELOPS.

COUNT ON A LIVE REPORT AT 5:30. Return to index of stories...


5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Full Forecast

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...


MORNING DEADLY CRASH-TRX TRAFFIC


ALL CLEAR, LEE CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


FIDDLER'S CREEK SMOKING-TRX OC VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

A COLLIER COUNTY COMMUNITY IS DECIDING WHETHER TO BAN HOMEOWNERS FROM SMOKING ON THEIR OWN PROPERTY.

IT'S ALL HAPPENING AT THE LAGUNA VILLAGE IN FIDDLERS CREEK OFF 9-51.

AT A HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION MEETING -- SEVERAL RESIDENTS COMPLAINED ABOUT THE SMOKE WAFTING FROM ONE LANAI TO ANOTHER.

NOW, THE BOARD IS CONSIDERING BANNING SMOKING ON ALL PROPERTIES AND COMMON AREAS IN THE COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


FIDDLER'S CREEK SMOKING-SOTVO


Leslie/Laguna Village Homeowner

"I'm sure initially no one thought this would be such a problem for someone but it actually really is and it effects peoples health."

--BUTT SOT--

Ellen Cantor/Laguna Village Homeowner

"They make the decision and that's what their elected to do. make decisions for the whole. It's a tough one, it really is."

RESIDENTS SAY THE BOARD WILL POLL HOMEOWNERS AND LET THEM WEIGH IN ON THE DECISION.

WE TRIED REACHING OUT TO THE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BUT NO ONE CALLED US BACK. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIA UKRAINE LATEST-PLASMA


LOOKING AHEAD --

TODAY WE COULD SEE THE UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HE FLED THE COUNTRY.

HE'S EXPECTED TO HOLD A NEWS CONFERENCE IN RUSSIA.AND THERE'S CONCERN RUSSIA'S MILITARY MAY TAKE OVER PART OF THE COUNTRY.

OUR NICK CILETTI IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM RIGHT NOW.MONITORING THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIA UKRAINE LATEST-NEWSROOM


KRISTA THIS MORNING.

RUSSIA IS GETTING A STRONG WARNING.

DO NOT GET INVOLVED.

BUT THERE'S GROWING CONCERN THIS MORNING THAT RUSSIA IS DOING EXACTLY THAT RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIA UKRAINE LATEST-VO


WE KNOW RIGHT THERE IS A TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT SETTING UP IN KIEV.

BUT THERE IS ALSO A POCKET OF PROTESTORS THAT WANTS TO BREAK AWAY FROM THAT GOVERNMENT AND SET UP IN RUSSIA.

150-THOUSAND RUSSIAN TROOPERS.HUNDREDS OF TANKS.AND AIRCRAFT HAVE ALREADY LINED UP AT THE BORDER.

RUSSIA CLAIMS IT'S A PRE-SCHEDULED TRAINING EXERCISE.

BUT SOME UKRANIANS THINK IT COULD BE A MILITARY INVASION.

THE U-S IS WATCHING VERY CLOSEY. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIA UKRAINE LATEST-SOT


"I expect Russia to be transparent about these activities. I urge them not to take any steps that could be misinterpreted or lead to miscalculation."

"Hopefully that Russia will join us in the effort to help shore up the economy, hold the country together and provide a road forward." Return to index of stories...


RUSSIA UKRAINE LATEST-NEWSROOM


WE ALSO KNOW THAT VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN HAS PERSONALLY CALLED UKRAINE'S NEW PRIME MINISTER TO PLEDGE ANY HELP THAT'S NEEDED.

WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON TODAY'S DEVELOPMENTS.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM.NICK CILETTI.NBC2 Return to index of stories...


FMB CRIME ALERT-TRX-SS(3)


AUTHORITIES ARE ON THE HUNT FOR THE MAN THEY SAY, STOLE A LAPTOP, LEFT IN AN EMPLOYEE BREAKROOM, ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

IT ALL HAPPENED AT THE PUBLILX GROCERY STORE, ALONG ESTERO BOULEVARD.

THAT'S WHEN THIS DUO WALKED DIRECTLY TO THE BREAKROOM, AND TOOK THE LAPTOP BAG, WIITH OTHER ELECTRONICS, TOTALLING 46-HUNDRED DOLLARS.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION -- CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL BOAT VS CAUSEWAY-EANIBOX-VOFULL


IT'S BEING REFERRED TO AS A GHOST SHIP.

AND COUNTY AND STATE OFFICIALS ARE STILL TRYING TO FIND THE OWNER THIS MORNING.

THE SAILBOAT WAS SPOTTED LODGED AGAINST THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY THURSDAY

OFFICIALS SAY THIS IS HAPPENING TO OFTEN.

SAILORS NEED TO LOOK FOR ABANDONED BOATS LIKE THIS.

THE BOAT DID NOT CAUSE ANY DAMAGE TO THE CAUSEWAY.

AND NO ONE WAS ON BOARD. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL BOAT VS CAUSEWAY-SOTVO


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.

WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND THAT LAST YEAR THERE WERE 60 ABANDONED BOATS FOUND IN LEE COUNTY.

CREWS TOWED THE SAILBOAT TO THE PUNTA RASA BOAT LAUNCH. Return to index of stories...


CARNIVAL LAWSUIT-OTS-VO


A GROUP OF PASSENGERS FROM THE ILL-FATED CARNIVAL TRUIMPH DISASTER -- ARE SUING THE CRUISE LINE.

THAT SHIP WAS STRANDED IN OPEN WATERS FOR SEVERAL DAYS LAST YEAR.

WE'RE LEARNING THIS MORNING --

A CAPE CORAL WOMAN IS JOINING THE FIGHT.

IN COURT PASSENGERS LIKE HER TOLD STORIES OF THE TRAUMA THEY ENDURED.

MANY CALLED THE DISABLED TRIUMPH "A FLOATING TOILET, A FLOATING PETRI DISH, A FLOATING HELL."

THE COURT IS EXPECTED TO HEAR PASSENGER ACCOUNTS, BEFORE WRAPPING UP NEXT WEEK --

AND DECIDING IF THEY SHOULD BE COMPENSATED MORE. Return to index of stories...


MISSISSIPPI MAN AWAKES FROM THE DEAD-PLASMA VO


THIS NEXT STORY IS UNBELIEVABLE.

A MAN NAMED WALTER WILLIAMS "WOKE UP" FROM THE DEAD IN MISSISSIPPI.

THE CORONER SAYS HE CHECKED THE PULSE LASTE WEDNESDAY NIGHT, -- AND PRONOUNCED WILLIAMS DEAD AT HIS HOME IN LEXINGTON.

AFTER THE CORONER HELPED MOVE WILLIAMS TO THE FUNERAL HOME, WORKERS WERE GETTING READY TO EMBALM HIM.

BUT THAT'S WHEN HE STARTED TO MOVE. Return to index of stories...


MISSISSIPPI MAN AWAKES FROM THE DEAD-SOTVO OC


my cousin called me and said "not yet "and I said what you mean "not yet". 'He said daddy still here'." BUTTED TO

"he was not dead long story short. "

WORKERS AT THE FUNERAL HOME SAY THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THEY SAY SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND WERE IN TOTAL SHOCK.

PARAMEDICS RUSHED WILLIAMS HIM TO THE HOSPITAL, WHERE FAMILY MEMBERS SAY - THEY'RE HAPPY HE'S ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE STUDENT HONORED SEVERE WX AWARENESS-OC, VO


A CAPE CORAL FIFTH GRADER HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED FOR HIS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS.

CAPE CORAL FIREFIGHTERS GAVE JACOB ELLIS HIS AWARD TODAY. ONE ONLY 7 STUDENTS RECOGNIZED STATEWIDE.

JACOB WON FOR HIS PICTURE ABOUT THUNDER STORM SAFETY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE STUDENT HONORED SEVERE WX AWARENESS-SOTVO


17:48 - 17:57 "I think that its very important we're learning at the age we're at so we will remember when we grow up." Jacob Ellis, Fifth Grade

JACOB TELLS US HE WAS SURPRISED AND EXCITED TO WIN. Return to index of stories...


4SHOT CROSSTALK & TEASE -4SHOT VO


QUICK ANCHOR CHAT

YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

DUE TO REDUCED CATTLE POPULATION, BEEF PRICES ARE HIGHER THAN EVER.

AND BISON IS GAINING POPULARITY.

NBC-2 EXPLAINS WHY PEOPLE ARE SEEKING OUT THE "OTHER RED MEAT" Return to index of stories...


WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT


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BREAK FIVE 5:19:15


HIT TIME 5:19:15 AM

LENGTH 2:30 Return to index of stories...


5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Day Planner

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...


TRAFFIC-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, CHAR CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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CAPE BIKE PATHS-OC VO


A CAPE CORAL BICYCLE GROUP'S DREAM TO MAKE THE CITY MORE BIKE FRIENDLY IS COMING TRUE.

FOR YEARS CYCLISTS HAVE CLAIMED THAT MILES OF CONCRETE PATHS IN THE CITY DIDN'T CONNECT.

THIS WEEKEND "CAPE CORAL BIKE-PED" GROUP 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 AND ALL BY THE END OF YEAR.

WHEN ITS ALL SAID AND DONE THE CITY WILL HAVE 90 MILES OF INTERCONNECTED CYCLING ROUTES. Return to index of stories...


COMEDIAN TIM WILSON DIES-OC VO


COMEDIAN AND MUSICIAN TIM WILSON HAS DIED.

HE WAS 52.

WILSON'S MANAGER AND CLOSE FRIEND, SAYS HE DIED WEDNESDSAY IN COLUMBUS, GEORGIA AFTER SUFFERING A HEART ATTACK.

WILSON WAS KNOWN FOR HIS HIT SINGLE-- "GARTH BROOKS RUINED MY LIFE."

HE ALSO CO-WROTE JEFF FOXWORTHY'S "THE REDNECK TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS."

WILSON IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, EX-WIFE AND TWO CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


BISON MEAT POPULARITY-TRX-SOTTOPS


nats: "we got some nice bison burger"

IT COULD BE AMERICA'S HOT NEW PROTEIN.

WHERE'S THE BEEF?

IT'S BEEN REPLACED BY BISON.

THE BISON MARKET IS STILL INCREDIBLY SMALL IN THIS COUNTRY--LESS THAN ONE HALF OF ONE PERCENT COMPARED TO BEEF.

THE ANIMALS COST MORE TO RAISE, AND THEIR MEAT IS MORE EXPENSIVE.

BUT AS BEEF PRICES RISE, BISON IS LOOKING MORE AFFORDABLE.

YOU CAN EVEN BUY IT IN COSTCO, AND THE LEANNESS OF THE MEAT APPEALS TO THE HEALTHCONSCIOUS. Return to index of stories...


BISON MEAT POPULARITY-SOTVO


"our normal customer is someone who is looking for a healthy product that has a uniqu flavor, and they are willing to pay a little bit more in order to get that healthy product."

THE U-S-D-A IS CONDUCTING ITS FIRST EVERY SURVEY OF THE BISON INDUSTRY.

AND WHILE ITS UNLIKELY THE MEAT RAISED HOME ON THE RANGE WILL EVER BE CHEAPER THAN BEEF.THE HOPE IS MORE RANCHERS WILL ADD BISON TO THEIR HERDS, AND MORE CHEFS WILL ADD IT TO THEIR MENUS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1) DOGS RESCUED FROM HOARDER-2SHOT VO


DOGGY DILEMMA--

OVER A DOZEN DOGS RESCUED FROM HORRIBLE CONDITIONS--

IT'S AFTER A CASE OF ANIMAL HOARDING.

NOW THEY NEED HOMES.

HOW YOU CAN HELP-- NEXT.

PLUS-GUNS DRAWN AND VICTIMS ON THE FLOOR.

THAT WAS THE SCENE EARLIER THIS MORNING AT A LOCAL WAFFLE HOUSE.

RIGHT NOW OUR DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS AT THE SCENE DIGGING FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.

WHAT SHE FOUND OUT NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2) WAFFLE HOUSE BREAKING-TRXVOTOPS


AND. Return to index of stories...


PORT CHARLOTTE CRASH-REM2


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BREAK SIX 5:27:01 AM


HIT TIME 5:27:01 AM

LENGTH 2:37 Return to index of stories...


HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX-WX CENTER


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HL1 WESTERN STORMS-TRX-PLASMA


A MASSIVE STORM HEADED TO THE WEST COAST.

HIGHWAYS ARE CLOSED THIS MORNING IN CALIFORNIA, AND EVACUATIONS ARE UNDERWAY.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH MONITORING THE WIRES FOR THE NEWEST INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-TRX-VO


AND WE ARE ON TOP OF SOME BREAKING NEWS.

A SCARY SITUATION FOR PEOPLE IN LEE COUNTY.

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN TWO MASKED MEN CAME IN AND ROBBED THE WAFFLE HOUSE ON DANIELS PARKWAY.

WE'LL HAVE THAT COMING UP IN A LIFE REPORT. Return to index of stories...


NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TRAFFIC-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, LEE CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FATAL-MAPTOPS


BREAKING NEWS OUT OF LEHIGH ACRES.

RIGHT NOW BOTH LANES OF STATE ROAD 82 BETWEEN GREGORY AVE AND GRIFFIN DRIVE ARE CLOSED

BECAUSE OF AN ACCIDENT.

THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AROUND 4:30 THIS MORNING.

LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS ON SCENE AND TELL US THERE ARE INJURIES.

WE ARE STILL WORKING TO FIND OUT JUST HOW SEVERE AND HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...


5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX ANIBOX


IT'S A BIT COOLER ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THIS MORNING.

GOOD MORNING IM KRISTA FOGELSONG.

AND IM CLAY MILLER.

AND THE CLOUDS ARE STILL LINGERING EARLY THIS MORNING.

LETS HEAD OVER TO CHIEF METEOROLOGIST HALEY WEBB.

SHE'S IN OUR FIRST ALERT STORM TRACKING CENTER WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

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...


WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-TRX OTS INTRO


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE ON SCENE OF AN EARLY MORNING ARMED ROBBERY AT THE WAFFLE HOUSE ON DANIELS PARKWAY NEAR EYE-75.

NBC-2'S DANIELLE IS LIVE WITH THE DETAILS.

DANIELLE? Return to index of stories...


WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-LIVE U 2


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WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-VO


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WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-LIVE U 2


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DOGS RESCUED FROM HOARDER-TRX-EANI-FLY


THIS MORNING SOME OF THE 15 DACHSUNDS RESCUED BY LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES COULD BE UP FOR ADOPTION.

WORKERS FOUND THEM LIVING IN THEIR OWN FECES IN WHAT THEY CALL A CASE OF ANIMAL HOARDING.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE DOGS.

THEY'RE DOING WELL AND WORKERS ARE TREATING THEM.

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

THE OWNER TURNED OVER ALL 15 DOGS. Return to index of stories...


DOGS RESCUED FROM HOARDER-SOTVO


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

CHARGES -- INCLUDING ANIMAL CRUELTY -- ARE PENDING IN THIS CASE. Return to index of stories...


MARCO ISLAND CONDO FIRE-TRX-SSTOP(2)


AN ELDERLY WOMAN WASN'T HOME --

WHEN HER MARCO ISLAND CONDO CAUGHT FIRE THURSDAY.

IT STARTED IN THE BATHROOM --

INSIDE HER UNIT AT FLORENTINE GARDENS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A CONTRACTOR WAS WORKING ON PLUMBING --

WHEN FLAMES SPARKED AND SPREAD.

THE FIRE FORCED NEIGHBORS TO EVACUATE TOO.

NO ONE GOT HURT.

BUT IT DID INFLICT 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


JOHN MORGAN ON MED MARIJUANA-VO-WIPE


POT FOR THE PEOPLE.

THE ATTORNEY LEADING THE CHARGE TO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN FLORIDA SPOKE ONE ON ONE WITH NBC-2.

JOHN MORGAN BRUSHED OFF ARGUMENTS THAT HE'S FUNDING THE EFFORT TO HELP HIS CLOSE FRIEND, CHARLIE CRIST, GAIN AN EDGE IN THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR.

HE SAYS THIS IS ABOUT GIVING THOSE WITH DEBILITATING ILLNESSES AN ALTERNATIVE. Return to index of stories...


JOHN MORGAN ON MED MARIJUANA-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."

SOME WORRY LEGALIZING MEDICAL MARIJUANA WILL LEAD TO ABUSE OR LET ANYONE WHO CLAIMS TO BE SICK GET A PRESCRIPTION FOR POT. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA ON YOUNG MEN OF COLOR-OC-SOT-OC


PRESIDENT OBAMA ADMITTED HE USED TO SMOKE POT.

BUT IT WAS WITH A PURPOSE.

HE LAUNCHED A NEW WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE CALLED "MY BROTHER'S KEEPER."

HE WANTS TO HELP YOUNG MINORITY MEN STAY IN SCHOOL AND OUT OF PRISON --

AND USED HIS OWN LIFE -- GROWING UP IN HAWAII -- AS AN EXAMPLE.

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.

ACCORDING TO THE WHITE HOUSE --

YOUNG BLACK MALES ARE MORE THAN SIX TIMES AS LIKELY AS YOUNG WHITE MALES TO BE MURDER VICTIMS.

ORGANIZATIONS HAVE PLEDGED 200 MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS TO SUPPORT THIS EFFORT. Return to index of stories...


BIOCENTER RECYCLING-VO-WIPE


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS GOING GREEN.

THERE'S A NEW RECYCLING PLANT AND ITS TRANSFORMING WASTEWATER SLUDGE INTO ORGANIC COMPOST--

AND IT'S THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE STATE.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS --

SLUDGE IS MIXED WITH WOOD WASTE AND PLACED UNDER A LARGE CANOPY FOR 15 DAYS.

THEN, IT'S CHURNED AND BROKEN DOWN INTO A LARGE MACHINE.

WHEN, IT'S FINISHED --

THE COMPOST IS SOLD TO RANCHERS AND FARMERS. Return to index of stories...


BIOCENTER RECYCLING-SOTVO


Roger Leszrynski/Synagro Charlotte GM

"Instead of being buried, it's being recycled, reused into a fertilizer that's not manmade."

MOST OF THE SLUDGE COMES FROM WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES -- FROM COUNTIES AND CITIES -- THAT'S USUALLY THROWN AWAY. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN CASE-OC, SS, OC


YOUR TIME IS NOW--

A JUDGE WILL ALLOW EVIDENCE TO BE PRESENTED IN A CHILD PORN CASE IN LEE COUNTY.

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

THE JUDGE DISAGREED.

OFFICERS SAY THE PHONE HAD PICTURES OF THEM SEXUALLY ABUSING A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL.

A WAL-MART EMPLOYEE FOUND THE PHONE AND HANDED IT OVER TO OFFICERS.

THE COUPLE FACES UP TO LIFE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


NO SPARE TIRE-PLASMA VO


EVEN IF YOU AREN'T PLANNING A ROAD TRIP ANYTIME SOON, YOU SHOULD STILL CHECK YOUR CAR FOR SOMETHING THAT USED TO BE STANDARD EQUIPMENT. BUT, NOT ANYMORE.

A SPARE TIRE.

AUTOMOTIVE EXPERTS ESTIMATE A THIRD OF NEW CARS DO NOT HAVE ONE--

NOT EVEN ONE OF THOSE TEMPORARY SPARES.

WHY?

BECAUSE AUTOMAKERS HAVE BEEN FOCUSING ON SOMETHING ELSE. Return to index of stories...


NO SPARE TIRE-SOTVO OC


.

"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"

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

THE TIRE REPAIR KIT IS WHAT G-M AND OTHERS ARE PUTTING IN PLACE OF A SPARE.

IN THE KIT-- A PORTABLE AIR COMPRESSORS LOADED WITH A SEALANT.

IT CAN FIX SOME FLATS ENOUGH TO GET TO A GARAGE.

BUT THE KEY IS KNOWING WHAT'S OFFERED BEFORE YOU BUY.

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BEAT GYM BOREDOM-OC VO


BORED WITH THE GYM?

NOT MOTIVATED TO BREAK A SWEAT.SKIPPING WORKOUTS.EVEN QUITTING ALTOGETHER?

IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE YOU-- THERE'S HELP.

IF YOU PREFER AN HOUR TO YOURSELF-- MIX UP THE INTENSITY.

BUT IF YOU LIKE GROUP ACTIVITIES CONSIDER MIXING THINGS UP BY TAKING A CLASS.

IN SMALL GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING, THE PARTICIPANTS USUALLY SHARE COMMON GOALS- PLUS CAMARADERIE. Return to index of stories...


BEAT GYM BOREDOM-SOTVO


When people take group exercise classes, its not like a chore, it's more like a social event. You work out together, and very soon 60 minutes is up and you don't realize you're working out.

ANOTHER OPTION-- ELECTRONIC GADGETS.

THERE ARE SEVERAL APPS THAT HELP SET UP GOALS AND WORKOUT REGIMENS.

THEY ALSO HELP KEEP TRACK OF WHAT YOUR DOING IN THE GYM. Return to index of stories...


RACE FOR CURE SIGN UP-OC, SS


THERE IS STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE.

THE RACE IS ONE WEEK FROM SATURDAY.

MONEY FROM THE FUNDRAISER GOES TOWARD LOCAL CHARITIES WHICH HELP BREAST CANCER PATIENTS.

THE EVENT KICKS OFF AT 8 IN THE MORNING AT THE COCONUT POINT MALL.

WE MADE IT EASY TO REGISTER.

GO TO OUR WEBSITE, NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


POLLEN ISSUES-2SHOT VO


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW --

NEXT ON NBC TWO NEWS TODAY --

FLU AND COLD SEASON IS ALMOST OVER --

BUT YOU'LL PROBABLY STILL BE HEARING LOTS OF SNEEZING LONG AFTER ITS OVER.

IT'S POLLEN SEASON.

AND THAT MEAN STUFFY NOSES AND WATERY EYE.

STRAIGHT AHEAD WHAT YOU CAN DO TO FIGHT BACK. Return to index of stories...


BREAK SEVEN 5:39:23 AM


HIT TIME 5:39:23 AM

LENGTH 2:37 Return to index of stories...


WAVV 101.1 TEASE-SSTOPS


IF YOU NEED TO WALK OUT THE DOOR - WE CAN STILL MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE KNOW TODAY -

TUNE US IN ON WAVV 101.1 - WE ARE LIVE FROM 6-7! Return to index of stories...


5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Weather Trends

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...


TRAFFIC ALERT


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, CONSTRUCTION PROJECT?

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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WESTERN STORMS-INTRO


ALL EYES ARE ON CALIFORNIA THIS MORNING.

HEAVY RAIN TAKING AIM FOR A SECOND STRAIGHT DAY.

THE STATE HAS BEEN IN A DROUGHT AND NEEDS THE RAIN, BUT NOW IT COULD BE TOO MUCH, TOO FAST.

NBC-2 ANCHOR STACEY DEFFENBAUGH IS MONITORING THE WIRES AND JOINS US LIVE IN STUDIO Return to index of stories...


WESTERN STORMS-PLASMA


THIS IS A 1,2 PUNCH FOR CALIFORNIA. 2 STORMS IN 2 DAYS, AND IT'S PROVING TO BE TO MUCH RAIN. Return to index of stories...


WESTERN STORMS-VO


PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA ARE ON HIGH ALERT THIS MORNING.

THE FREEWAYS ARE A MESS. THURSDAY, A 10 MILE STRETH OF THE PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY WAS CLOSED, AND THERE WERE 200 ACCIDENTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

RIGHT NOW, THERE ARE MANDATORY EVACUATIONS UNDERWAY FOR 1-OOO HOMES EAST OF LOS ANGELES.

FORECASTERS SAY THE FULL FORCE OF THIS SOTRM COULD BE FELT THIS MORNING, IN JUST A FEW HOURS WITH RAIN FALLING UP TO AN INCH AN HOUR. Return to index of stories...


WESTERN STORMS-SOT


Matt Elam: "I think we are aware that a lot or rain in a short period of time could

create some problems with mudslides." Return to index of stories...


WESTERN STORMS-PLASMA TAG


THIS STORM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE ROCKIES, MAKING ICE, FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET BEFORE MARCHING INTO THE MIDWEST AND THE EAST COAST.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO THIS MORNING, STACEY DEFFENBAUGH NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


ROBERT LITTLE CHARGED-TRX OC SS


THE FORMER CHURCH VOLUNTEER ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A LITTLE BOY HAS BEEN FORMALLY CHARGED AND WILL BE IN COURT NEXT WEEK.

ROBERT LITTLE WAS A VOLUNTEER AT ST FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH IN FORT MYERS AND LIVED IN A CHURCH-OWNED PROPERTY WHEN HE WAS ACCUSED.

HIS ALLEGED VICTIM TOLD HIS MOM LITTLE TOUCHED HIM INAPPROPRIATELY ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION.

LITTLE WAS EVICTED FROM HIS HOME EARLIER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


TEEN FOUND ARRESTED-OC, SS


THIS MORNING WE'RE LEARNING THAT TROOPERS ARRESTED A COLLIER COUNTY TEEN MISSING FROM GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THE 16 YEAR OLD'S FAMILY REPORTED HIM MISSING A WEEK AGO.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL FOUND HIM NEAR GAINESVILLE AND NOW HE FACES CHARGES OF GRAND THEFT AUTO. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA 2016 DNC-OC VO


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

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

BUCKHORN CALLED THE LETTER FLATTERING BUT EXPRESSED SOME HESITATION OVER HOSTING THE DNC. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA 2016 DNC-SOTVO


"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."

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. Return to index of stories...


POLLEN ISSUES-VOWIPE


IT'S THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN THE THINGS THAT MAKE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BEAUTIFUL CAN BECOME A NUISANCE.

LEVELS ARE ESPECIALLY HIGH THIS WEEK IN THE TREE POLLEN IN THE AIR.

IT MEANS YOU'VE PROBABLY SEEN SOME OF THE YELLOW STUFF BUILDING UP ON YOUR CAR.

EXPERTS SAY YELLOW POLLEN COMES FROM CERTAIN PINE TREES.

THAT -- ALONG WITH LESS VISIBLE POLLEN FROM BLOSSOMING TREES LIKE LIVE OAKS - CAN CAUSE ALLERGIC REACTIONS. Return to index of stories...


POLLEN ISSUES-SOTVO


Bob Taylor

Punta Gorda

42:57 i get a lot of itching in my eyes, itching in my skin, a lot of skin irritation 43:02 it gets into my lungs also and i get kind of plugged up. 06

DOCTORS SAY OVER-THE-COUNTER ANTI-HISTAMINES AND NASAL SPRAYS CAN HELP.

TREE POLLEN LEVELS USUALLY DROP AFTER APRIL. Return to index of stories...


BRIDGE GATE 911 CALLS-OC VO


INTEREST IN NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE'S SO-CALLED SCANDAL CONTINUES TODAY.

THE BOROUGH OF FORT LEE IS RELEASING 911 CALLS RELATED TO LAST SEPTEMBER'S LANE CLOSURES ON THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE.

CHRISTIE HAS SAID HE WAS UNAWARE OF THE LANE CLOSURES AS THEY HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


SOCCER CONCUSSIONS-TC MON VO


AMERICAN KIDS LOVE TO PLAY SOCCER.

LONG SEEN AS THE SAFE ALTERNATIVE TO U.S. FOOTBALL.

BUT FOR THE FIRST TIME A SOCCER PLAYER HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH the same repetitive HEAD TRAUMA DISEASE FOUND IN PRO FOOTBALL PLAYERS.

PATRICK GRANGER DIED NEARLY 2 YEARS AGO.

HIS BRAIN DONATED TO SCIENTISTS AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY /

DOCTORS ANNOUNCING THE FRONTAL LOBE OF HIS BRAIN WAS BADLY DAMAGED.

RIDDLED WITH C-T-E JUST LIKE THE HUNDREDS OF FOOTBALL PLAYERS DIAGNOSED WITH THE SAME MIND-NUMBING DISEASE THAT LEADS TO DYMENSIA AND DEPRESSION. Return to index of stories...


SOCCER CONCUSSIONS-SOTVO OC


getting hit in the head hundreds or thousands of times is

not a normal part of life, it does not happen outside of sportS,

ITS THIS MOVE.

HE HEADER.

USED TO ADVANCE OR CHANGE DIRECTION OF THE BALL IN FLIGHT THAT HAS DOCTORS CONCERNED ABOUT YOUNGER PLAYERS TYPICALLY HEAD THE BALL UP TO 12 TIMES IN A SINGLE GAME.

SINCE THE HUMAN BRAIN DOESNT FULLY DEVELOP UNTIL AGE 25.

MANY DOCTORS AND EVEN COACHES NOW ADVISE PARENTS AGAINST ALLOWING HEADER PRACTICE UNTIL THE AGE OF 14, WHILE CLOSELY MONITORING THEIR CHILDREN FOR CONCUSSIONS. Return to index of stories...


VERIZON DATA BREACHES-OC VO


VERIZON WIRELESS IS LOOKING INTO POSSIBLE SECURITY BREACHES AT TWO RETAILERS THAT USE ITS TECHNOLOGY.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO A REPORT IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.

VERIZON DID NOT NAME THE TWO RETAILERS AFFECTED BY THE POTENTIAL DATA BREACH.

MANY RETAILERS OPERATE LARGE NETWORKS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY PROVIDED BY VERIZON.

CONCERN OVER THE VULNERABLITY OF SUCH LARGE NETWORKS HAS BEEN HIGH SINCE A MASSIVE CREDIT CARD DATA HACK AT TARGET LATE LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


ORANGE JUICE-OTS, VO


A MAJOR CONCERN FOR ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MAKES FLORIDA---FLORIDA!

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...


PLASTIC SURGERY GROWTH-VO


A LITTLE NIP HERE -- A LITTLE TUCK THERE.

COSMETIC PROCEDURES ARE ON THE RISE.

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS REVEALS THERE WERE MORE THAN 15 MILLION COSMETIC PROCEDURES PERFORMED LAST YEAR.

THAT'S UP THREE PERCENT FROM 2012.

PLASTIC SURGEONS CREDIT NEW PRODUCTS AND ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY FOR THE STEADY GROWTH.

BIG JUMPS FOR BREAST IMPLANTS, FACIAL REJUVENATION, NECK LIFTS AND BUTT AUGMENTATION. Return to index of stories...


TEASE STORY 1-2SHOT VO


YOUT TIME RIGHT NOW--

A NEW YORK MAN BOUGHT A LOTTERY TICKET AT A CONVENIENCE AND YOU COULDN'T MAKE UP WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.

HOW THIS MAN WON MILLIONS ON NOT JUST ONE BUT SEVEN TICKETS.

WHY IT WILL KEEP HIS SON SET FOR LIFE. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TEASE-OMNI


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BREAK EIGHT 5:49:40 AM


HIT TIME 5:49:40 AM

LENGTH 2:20 Return to index of stories...


5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Full Forecast

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...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI


CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

ALL CLEAR, COLLIER CO ENFORCEMENT

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-CLIPTOPS


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WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-NEWSROOM


WE HAVE A LOT OF BREAKING NEWS TO GET TO COMING UP AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR.

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1) WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-VOTOPS


NBC-2 CAMERAS WERE ROLLING OVERNIGHT AFTER ANOTHER ARMED ROBBERY AT A WAFFLE HOUSE IN FORT MYERS, WITH CUSTOMERS INSIDE, EVEN A BABY!

WE'RE LIVE ON SCENE. Return to index of stories...


2) PORT CHAR CRASH-VOTOPS


PLUS SEVERAL BREAKING TRAFFIC ALERTS OVERNIGHT TO TELL YOU ABOUT --- INCLUDING THIS DEADLY ACCIDENT IN PORT CHARLOTTE ---

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE WOMAN WHO WAS KILLED. Return to index of stories...


3) I75 ROLLOVER-VOTOPS


AND A MAJOR ACCIDENT ALONG I-75 OVERNIGHT --- A BIG MOVING TRUCK SLAMS INTO TWO OTHER VEHICLES, SENDING PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

THE LATEST ON WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP AT 6 TAG-NEWSROOM


PLUS WE HAVE ANOTHER CRASH IN LEHIGH ACRES THAT'S AFFECTING THE MORNING COMMUTE.

NICK WILL BRING YOU THE LATEST AT THE TOP THE HOUR. Return to index of stories...


LOTTERY MISTAKE-VO


A NEW YORK MAN IS A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE THIS MORNING --

AND HIS SON'S GOING TO CALL HIM "DAD OF THE YEAR."

THE MAN WON PLAYING SCRATCH-OFF CARDS --

BECOMING THE FIRST LOTTERY WINNER OF THE YEAR.

BUT HE SAYS HE WILL CLAIM THE MONEY IN HIS SON'S NAME.

10 MILLION IS GUARENTEED.

BUT THE PAYOFF COULD BE MILLIONS MORE --

BASED ON HIS SON'S LIFETIME. Return to index of stories...


WINDSOR WINTER WONDERLAND-VO


ONE WISCONSIN FAMILY IS MAKING THE BEST OF A ROUGH WINTER.

THE FAMILY CREATED A WINTER WONDERLAND IN THEIR OWN BACKYARD.

COMPLETE WITH A 20-FOOT AMERICAN BOBSLED SCULPTURE, A SNOW CAVE WITH A LASER SHOW YOU CAN SEE AT NIGHT, AND AN ICE RINK.

THEY SAY IT'S THE FAMILY'S WAY OF ENJOYING WINTER. Return to index of stories...


WINDSOR WINTER WONDERLAND-SOTVO


We just like getting together as family and friends to enjoy the outdoors during the winter. It gets us out of the house.

THE FAMILY SAYS THEY SOMETIMES WILL SPEND THE NIGHT IN THE ICE CAVE. PLAYING CARDS AND DRINKING HOT CHOCOLATE. Return to index of stories...


END OF SHOW-OMNI TOPS


A LIVE LOOK RIGHT NOW AT-- , SHOWING --

NBC2 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST HALEY WEBB WILL BE LIVE WITH AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE TWOS AT 6-02. Return to index of stories...


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