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ANCHOR SUPERS REAL HOUSEWIVES PLEA-PKG
HEADLINES-ANIBOXES NAPLES BEER FEST-SS TOPS
HL1) CAPE GROW HOUSE-VIDBOX SUSAN G KOMEN RACE-OC SS OC
HL2) CAPE CORAL HOARDING-VIDBOX TEASE FOUR-1 SHOT
HL4 CLIFF STORY-VIDBOX TZ4A) WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-VO WIPE
WX HEADLINE-WX CENTER TZ4B) SALON SHAME-SOTVO
GOOD MORNING-ON CAM FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
OPEN-CLIP FORECAST-WXWALL
GOOD MORNING-ON CAM WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-VO
TODAY'S WEATHER-WX CENTER WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-SOTVO
CAPE GROW HOUSE-INTRO FM PD CRIME STATS-CGTOPS
CAPE GROW HOUSE-PLASMA CAPE CORAL CRIME STATS-OC, CG
CAPE GROW HOUSE-SS CELL PHONE THIEF UPDATE-VO
CAPE GROW HOUSE-VO COLLIER BUILDING PERMIT CONTROVERSY-TRX OC OTS
CAPE GROW HOUSE-SOT COLLIER BUILDING PERMIT CONTROVERSY-PKG
CAPE GROW HOUSE-PLASMA TAG SALON SHAME-TCMON
FM DRUG BUST-TRX SS SALON SHAME-PKG
CAPE MAYOR UPDATE-OTS VO SALON SHAME-ONCAM
CAPE HOARDING-CG ANIBOXES DAD BEATS SON AT SCHOOL-VO-WIPE
CAPE HOARDING-PKG DAD BEATS SON AT SCHOOL-SOTVO
RESCUED DOGS UP FOR ADOPTION-TRX VOTOPS SEAWORLD OSHA COMPLAINT-VO
LEHIGH IDENTITY THEFT-TRX-OC VO SUSHI FACIALS-INTRO
LEHIGH IDENTITY THEFT-SOTVO SUSHI FACIALS-PKG
LEHIGH INCORPORATION-TRX VO MERCATO FINE ARTS FEST-SSTOPS
POLLEN-OC SS VO ROCKIN ON THE BAY-CGTOPS
CAPE GOLF COURSE UPDATE-OTS VO LEHIGH SPRING PROJECT-VO
VETERANS AT THE SOFTBALL GAME-2 SHOT DBX FREE TAX FILING-VO BNR WIPE
VETERANS AT THE SOFTBALL GAME-LIVE U 1 TEASE FIVE-1 SHOT
HAMMOND STADIUM OPENING DAY-VO TZ5A) STONED CRAB SEASON-VO
GREEK FEST-SS TZ5B) NOROVIRUS-VOTOPS
NAPLES BEER FEST-SSTOPS HEADLINES-ANIBOXES
BUCKET LIST BASH-SSTOPS HL1) VETERANS SOFTBALL-LIVE U 1
TEASE ONE-1 SHOT HL2) IDENTITY THEFT-VIDBOX
TZ1) BBALL COURT BRAWL-VOWP HL3) ABANDONED BOATS-VIDBOX
TZB) HEALTH MATTERS-VOTOPS NEWS OPEN-CLIP
FORECAST OPEN-CLIP GOOD MORNING 3-1 SHOT
FORECAST-WXWALL FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER
HEALTH BEAT PKG-PLASMA CLIFTON LIVE-PLASMA INTRO
HEALTH BEAT PKG-PKG CLIFTON LIVE-REMLIVE
BBALL COURT BRAWL-TRXVOTOPS CAPE GROW HOUSE-TRX SS VO
BBALL COURT BRAWL-SOTVO CAPE GROW HOUSE-SOTVO
GMA CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES-INTRO CAPE HOARDING-OTS VO
GMA CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES-PKG CAPE HOARDING-SOTVO
COOKIE THIEF ARRESTED-NATVOTOPS IDENTITY THEFT-OC MAP
COOKIE THIEF ARRESTED-SOT IDENTITY THEFT-PKG
TEASE TWO-1 SHOT NOROVIRUS-VO
TZ1) MAN DIES FROM SPIDER BITE-VO STONE CRAB SEASON-VO
TZ2 B) PUBLIX LAPTOP-VOTOPS STONE CRAB SEASON-SOTVO
FL MAN DIES FROM SPIDER BITE-VO ABANDONED BOATS-OC
FL MAN DIES FROM SPIDER BITE-SOTVO ABANDONED BOATS-SOTVO
FRAUD GIFT CARDS-OC, SS, OC LEE COUNTY FAIR-OC VO
PUBLIX STOLEN LAPTOP-VO TEASE SIX-1 SHOT
PUBLIX STOLEN LAPTOP-SOTVO TZ6 ELLEN AT THE OSCARS-VOWP
TEASE THREE-1 SHOT TZ6 spiderman fan-VOTOPS
TZ3A) SCHOOL BUS SCARE-VO GMA ELLEN AT THE OSCARS-TC MON VO
TZ3B ) HOUSEWIVES PLEA-VOTOPS GMA ELLEN AT THE OSCARS-PKG
park bump-LIVE U 1 H TEASE-1 SHOT VO
HEADLINES-ANIBOXES WILD WEATHER IN THE MIDWEST-VOTOPS
NOROVIRUS OUTBREAK-VO FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
ART VIDEO AND ROCKIN ON THE BAY-VO FORECAST-WX WALL
NFM BOAT SHOW-VO CAPE CORAL GOLF COURSE-VO
MAIN OPEN-CLIP ATL LUCKY LOTTO WINNER-OC VO
GOOD MORNING 2-ON CAM OBAMA ON JOBS-trxOTS
FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER MONTANA AVALANCHE-VO
NOROVIRUS OUTBREAK-VO MN CAR PILEUP-trxVOTOPS
NOROVIRUS OUTBREAK-SOTVO SPIDERMAN FAN-OC, (2) SS
SCHOOL BUS SCARE-OC, VO HOOTERS MARATHON-CG TOPS
SCHOOL BUS SCARE-SOTVO ROCKIN BY THE BAY-CG TOPS
HAMMOND OPENING DAY-OC VO BUCKET LIST BASH-OC FSS
VETERANS AT SOFTBALL GAME-INTRO TEASE SEVEN-2 SHOT
VETERANS AT SOFTBALL GAME-LIVE U 1 TRASH OR TREASURE-SOTTOPS
WHALE UPDATE-TRX OC VO TRASH OR TREASURE-PKG
HOME INVASION-OTS, VO CAPE GOLF COURSE-TRX-VOTOPS-WIPE
HOME INVASION-SOTVO DOGS ADOPTED-VOTOPWP
NFM BOAT SHOW-trxVO FM DRUG BUST-2 SS TOPS
GMA PISTORIUS COURT CASE-INTRO NAPLES BEER FEST-SSTOPS
GMA PISTORIUS COURT CASE-PKG GREEK FEST-VOTOPS
MOBILE DEVICE TAKE OVER PC-OC VO TWINS RED SOX-VOTOPS
POTUS ADDRESSES UKRAINE CONFLICT-VO-WIPE FINAL WEATHER-2 SHOT
POTUS ADDRESSES UKRAINE CONFLICT-SOTVO CLOSE-2-SHOT
COLBERT CONTROVERSIAL TALK-OC VO CREDITS-REM LIVE
REAL HOUSEWIVES PLEA-INTRO  


ANCHOR SUPERS


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HEADLINES-ANIBOXES


A MAJOR DRUG BUST IN A QUIET CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD.

DETECTIVES FOUND 400 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA.

COMING UP IN A LIVE REPORT, YOU'LL HEAR WHAT NEIGHBORS HAD TO SAY.

AND THIS MORNING, WE HAVE ANOTHER EXTREME CASE OF ANIMAL HOARDING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

DOGS, CATS AND EVEN A SNAKE FOUND IN A HOME.

THE OWNER ADMITS THINGS GOT OUT OF HAND.

BATTER UP AT HAMMOND STADIUM.

WE ARE JUST HOURS AWAY FROM THE HOME OPENER FOR THE MINNESOTA TWINS!

COMING UP, WE'LL TEALK ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING BEFORE THE 1ST PITCH TODAY. Return to index of stories...


HL1) CAPE GROW HOUSE-VIDBOX


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HL2) CAPE CORAL HOARDING-VIDBOX


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HL4 CLIFF STORY-VIDBOX


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WX HEADLINE-WX CENTER


We've got an absolutely gorgeous weekend in the works across Southwest Florida with abundant sunshine, comfortable temperatures and low humidity.

After starting our Saturday morning in the 40s and 50s, temps will climb rather quickly through the day. By midday, most of us will warm into the mid to upper 70s with daytime highs right around 80 degrees.

Since the atmosphere is so dry and stable, rain will stay out of our forecast through the entire weekend.

Another cool but pleasant evening is in store tonight, but it won't be quite as cool as last night. With a clear sky in place, temps will drop into the upper 50s to low 60s along the coast and down to the low to mid 50s deep inland through early Sunday morning.

A little fog may form during the predawn hours Sunday, but it won't last for long. Sunshine will dominate our weather once again on Sunday, and temperatures will get a little boost as temps reach the low to mid 80s during the afternoon.

The nice weather continues into the upcoming week. We'll enjoy plenty of sunshine Monday and Tuesday, and temperatures will be warmer than average with highs in the mid 80s.

Rain won't creep back into the forecast until the end of the week, and forecast models hint at the potential for some strong thunderstorms Thursday into Friday as a powerful low pressure system moves across the Florida peninsula.

A blast of cooler weather will likely these storms from Friday into the upcoming weekend. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-ON CAM


GOOD MORNING.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

JOIN US FOR NBC-2 NEWS TODAY, COMING UP IN JUST 60 SECONDS. Return to index of stories...


OPEN-CLIP


OPEN Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-ON CAM


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO N-B-C 2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH, GOOD TO HAVE YOU ALONG FOR OUR BROADCAST TODAY ON THIS 1ST DAY OF MARCH.

WE'LL HAVE A LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES IN JUST A MINUTE.

BUT FIRST METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING JOINS US WITH YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST.

JASON. Return to index of stories...


TODAY'S WEATHER-WX CENTER


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.

We've got an absolutely gorgeous weekend in the works across Southwest Florida with abundant sunshine, comfortable temperatures and low humidity.

After starting our Saturday morning in the 40s and 50s, temps will climb rather quickly through the day. By midday, most of us will warm into the mid to upper 70s with daytime highs right around 80 degrees.

Since the atmosphere is so dry and stable, rain will stay out of our forecast through the entire weekend.

Another cool but pleasant evening is in store tonight, but it won't be quite as cool as last night. With a clear sky in place, temps will drop into the upper 50s to low 60s along the coast and down to the low to mid 50s deep inland through early Sunday morning.

A little fog may form during the predawn hours Sunday, but it won't last for long. Sunshine will dominate our weather once again on Sunday, and temperatures will get a little boost as temps reach the low to mid 80s during the afternoon.

The nice weather continues into the upcoming week. We'll enjoy plenty of sunshine Monday and Tuesday, and temperatures will be warmer than average with highs in the mid 80s.

Rain won't creep back into the forecast until the end of the week, and forecast models hint at the potential for some strong thunderstorms Thursday into Friday as a powerful low pressure system moves across the Florida peninsula.

A blast of cooler weather will likely these storms from Friday into the upcoming weekend. Return to index of stories...


CAPE GROW HOUSE-INTRO


MARIJUANA GROWING TALLER THAN TREES!

A MILLION DOLLAR OPERATION,

HAPPENING INSIDE AN UNSUSPECTING HOME IN CAPE CORAL.

NBC-2'S JOELLE PARKS IS FOLLOWING THE DEVELOPMENTS,

AND THE MAN CAPE CORAL POLICE SAY IS RESPONSIBLE-

JOELLE WHAT DID YOU FIND OUT THIS MORNING? Return to index of stories...


CAPE GROW HOUSE-PLASMA


STACEY-

THIS MORNING A CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD IS WAKING UP WITH A EMPTY HOME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BLOCK.

THE HOUSE- EMPTIED OUT BY POLICE,

AFTER FINDING MORE THAN 400 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE GROW HOUSE-SS


THIS IS THE MAN POLICE SAY IS RESPONSIBLE.

YOEL TRIMINO- NOW FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES.

I JUST CHECKED IN WITH THE LEE COUNTY JAIL,

HE'S JUST WAKING UP THERE THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


CAPE GROW HOUSE-VO


.

INSTEAD OF HIS CAPE CORAL HOME ON NORTHEAST 8TH PLACE.

LOOK AT WHAT WAS INSIDE-

SIXTY MARIJUANA PLANTS- WORTH A MILLION DOLLARS.

POLICE FOUND THEM ALONG WITH LIGHTS AND INSULATED ROOMS TO HELP THEM GROW.

NEIGHBORS SAY THEY HAD NO CLUE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE GROW HOUSE-SOT


Yaloha Rullo, Neighbor

47:18-47:25

You come to this area looking for peace and quiet and then you find out something like that.

Richie Policky,Neighbor

50:34-50:38

Living this close that's crazy. You're talking about a million dollar operation. Return to index of stories...


CAPE GROW HOUSE-PLASMA TAG


A JUDGE SET BOND FOR TRIMINO AT 275-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR PRODUCING, POSSESSING AND TRAFFICKING MARIJAUANA.

HE'LL BE BACK IN COURT IN MARCH. Return to index of stories...


FM DRUG BUST-TRX SS


ANOTHER DEVELOPING STORY THIS MORNING.

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT 3 PEOPLE ARRESTED FOR TRAFFICKING HEROIN.

OUR OVERNIGHT TEAM FOUND OUT THESE 3 ARE STILL IN JAIL.

POLICE ARRESTED THEM AFTER A TWO-MONTH LONG UNDERCOVER OPERATION.

DETECTIVES RAIDED THE HOME HOME ON WINKLER AVENUE FRIDAY MORNING, AND FOUND 20-GRAND IN HEROIN AS WELL AS COCAINE AND MARIJUANA. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MAYOR UPDATE-OTS VO


THIS MORNING, THE FIGHT CONTINUES IN THE LEGAL BATTLE OVER CAPE CORAL'S MAYORAL RACE.

FORMER MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN HAS NOW, FILED PAPERWORK ASKING A JUDGE TO RECONSIDER HER RULING.

SULLIVAN WANTED THE NOVEMBER ELECTION RESULTS TOSSED OUT, BECAUSE HE BELIEVES STATE LAWS WERE BROKEN AND PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T LIVE IN THE CITY VOTED.

IN HER RULING LAST THURSDAY-- THE JUDGE CALLED THE ARGUMENT MERITLESS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE HOARDING-CG ANIBOXES


WE TURN NOW TO AN EXTREME CASE OF ANIMAL HOARDING HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE FOUND OUT 15 CATS, 3 DOGS, RABBITS AND EVEN A SNAKE WERE ALL TAKEN FROM A SOUTHWEST CAPE CORAL HOME.

NBC2'S LAURA ROBERTS SPOKE WITH THE WOMAN WHO SAID THINGS JUST GOT OUT OF HAND. Return to index of stories...


CAPE HOARDING-PKG


**NAT SOUND - DOG WHINING**

This dog is now looking for a new home -

after Lee County Domestic Animal Services took it in along with 20

other animals.

All of them found in the same filthy Southwest Cape Coral home.

34:15 34:18

It was just too many of them and we were trying to do our best to get

rid of them

The owner of those pets opened up to NBC2 - on the condition we not

use her name or face.

She admitted things had become out of hand.

In all, animal services took in 15 cats, including 3 newborn kittens -

three dogs, two rabbits and a snake-

found in disgusting living conditions they classify as hoarding.

Ria Brown

Lee County Domestic Animal Services

12:52 12:58

More often than not they aren't cooperative so in this case it was a

good thing that as did realize that she needed help

STAND UP

29:56 30:08

Animal services knew to come to this home because they received an

anon tip that there was a foul odor coming from the house and when

they actually got on scene that smell Made the animal control officer

sick

38:27 38:31

when you have that many cats things are going to get out of control

The pet owner is accepting help and did voluntarily give those animals up.

She says she's not a hoarder, but just couldn't afford to spay her cat.

37:48 37:56

Its not like we were bringing in one animal after another after

another it was one single cat that got out 3 different times and had 3

litters of cats

Animal services says there is help out there for pet owners in her position -

and they just need to ask.

As for these 21 pets,

34:35

They're like my babies you know.:37

both animal services and their former owner hope they find better homes soon.

IN lee county, laura roberts, nbc2 Return to index of stories...


RESCUED DOGS UP FOR ADOPTION-TRX VOTOPS


NOW TO AN UPDATE ON ANOTHER ANIMAL HOARDING CASE.

GOOD NEWS, TO SHARE WITH YOU THIS MORNING.

15 RESCUED DOGS HAVE A CHANCE TO GET A NEW HOME TODAY.

THE FORT MYERS OWNERS TURNED THEM OVER AFTER AUTHORITIES LEARNED THEY WERE LIVING IN FILTHY CONDITIONS.

ADOPTIONS START THIS MORNING.

LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES WILL ONLY ACCEPT THE FIRST 15 PEOPLE.

SO FAR MORE THAN 50 HAVE APPLIED. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH IDENTITY THEFT-TRX-OC VO


9:06, NOW TO AN NBC-2 CRIME ALERT.

A MAN IN LEHIGH ACRES IS UPSET THIS MORNING AFTER BEING A TARGET FOR IDENTITY THEFT.

HE CAME HOME TO FIND DOZENS OF CRUCIAL DOCUMENTS MISSING FROM HIS FILING CABINET.

ACCORDING TO THE VICTIM, HIS CHECK BOOKS, BANK STATEMENTS, THE DEED FOR HIS HOME, AND BIRTH CERTIFICATE ARE GONE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH IDENTITY THEFT-SOTVO


"this extra quarter land right there were purchased. those paperworks were taken. The hubs,the proof of receipts."

LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THEY'VE SEEN THIS BEFORE, BUT IT IS UNCOMMON. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH INCORPORATION-TRX VO


NOW TO A STORY THAT IS NEW AT 9.

IN ABOUT THIRTY MINUTES FROM NOW, THERE WILL BE A MEETING AT LEHIGH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL TO DISCUSS INCORPORATING LEHIGH.

LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER FRANK MANN IS EXPECTED TO ATTEND.

THE SOONEST IT COULD COME TO A VOTE IS 2016.

THE LAST TWO ATTEMPTS HAVE FAILED.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO LET YOU KNOW HOW THE MEETING WENT. Return to index of stories...


POLLEN-OC SS VO


IF YOU'VE GOT ALLERGIES LISTEN UP.

THIS MAP SHOWS POLLEN LEVELS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.

AND SOME OF THE HIGHEST ARE RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

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...


CAPE GOLF COURSE UPDATE-OTS VO


9:08 AND WE ARE LOOKING AHEAD THIS MORNING TO A MEETING ON MONDAY IN THE CAPE.

CITY LEADERS WILL TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE OF AN ABANDONED GOLF COURSE IN THE SOUTHEAST CAPE.

COUNCIL MEMEBERS WILL CONSIDER BUYING THE PROPERTY IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT.

THIS WEEK CITY MANAGER JOHN SZERLAG MET WITH THE PROPERTY OWNERS TO WEIGH THE OPTIONS

ONE IS TO DO NOTHING.

ANOTHER IS TO BUY IT FOR TEN MILLION DOLLARS, A 3RD OPTION IS TO CREATE A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTERSHIP.

CITY OFFICIALS SAY -- BY DOING THIS -- THEY'LL STILL BE ABLE TO BUILD A SMALL PARK AND ADD DEVELOPMENT AS NECESSARY. Return to index of stories...


VETERANS AT THE SOFTBALL GAME-2 SHOT DBX


IN ABOUT AN HOUR FROM NOW AT JETBLUE PARK -- AN AMAZING GROUP OF VETERANS WILL BE HITTING THE FIELD FOR A GAME OF SOFTBALL, ALL OF THEM LOST LIMBS IN IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN.

THEY'RE CALLED THE WOUNDED WARRIOR AMPUTEE SOFTBALL TEAM.

MY CO-ANCHOR CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE AT JETBLUE PARK --

CLIFF -- SOME PRETTY AMAZING MEN OUT THERE -- Return to index of stories...


VETERANS AT THE SOFTBALL GAME-LIVE U 1


BULLETS:

ALL OF THEM ARE WEARING HIGHTECH PROTEHESES THAT HELP THEM RUN CATCH HIT AND THROW.

THEY'VE PLAYED IN 28 STATES -- 67 CITIES --

TODAY THEY'RE TAKING ON THE BROTHERHOOD RIDE.

SIX BUCKS TO GET IN --

KIDS UNDER 12 ARE FREE

STARTS AT 10:00 Return to index of stories...


HAMMOND STADIUM OPENING DAY-VO


ACROSS TOWN, IT'S OPENING DAY AT HAMMOND STADIUM!

IN A FEW HOURS, THE MINNESOTA TWINS HOST THE BOSTON RED SOX IN THEIR HOME OPENER.

THE FIRST PITCH IS AT 1:05,

BUT BEFORE THAT- A RIBBON CUTTING TO MARK THE NEARLY

50 MILLION DOLLAR IS RENOVATIONS.

SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDES, A NEW PLAYER AGILITY FIELD, AN UPDATED CLUBHOUSE AND A 360 DEGREE BOARDWALK.

OUR 3RD SPRING TRAINING TEAM, THE TAMPA BAY RAYS ARE ON THE ROAD TODAY, BUT RETURN HOME TOMORROW TO HOST THE TWINS.

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE 1:05 GAME. Return to index of stories...


GREEK FEST-SS


IT'S A BUSY WEEKEND AROUND TOWN.

GREEKFEST IS HAPPENING IN FORT MYERS.

HEAD TO THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH ON CYPRESS LAKE DRIVE.

DELICIOUS FOOD, AMAZING DANCERS, ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS, AND BEER AND WINE.

HOURS TODAY ARE 11-11 AND TOMORROW FROM 12-5.

ADMISSION - ADULTS 5 BUCKS FOR ENTIRE WEEKEND.

KIDS UNDER 12, FREE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BEER FEST-SSTOPS


THE NAPLES CRAFT BEER FEST IS TODAY IN NAPLES.

HEAD TO BAYFRONT FROM 12-4.

DOZENS OF BEERS WILL BE AVAIALBE, AND 15 RESTAURANTS ARE SERVING UP FOOD.

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


BUCKET LIST BASH-SSTOPS


TONIGHT, HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WILL HEAD TO THE NAPLES JET CENTER TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.

IT'S THE ANNUAL BUCKET LIST BASH, WHICH IS ALWAYS A POPULAR EVENT ON THE SOCIAL CALENDAR.

THE THEME THIS YEAR, FLY ME TO THE MOON!

GUESTS WILL ENJOY A GREAT MEAL AND SOME WONDERFUL WINES, AND BID ON SOME ONE OF A KIND AUCTION ITEMS.

THE MONEY RAISED HELPS WITH CANCER RESEARCH AND FUNDS LOCAL PROGRAMS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-1 SHOT


9:11 ON THIS SATURDAY MORNING!

WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED.

FROM CELEBRATION TO CHAOS IN AN INSTANT.

A VIOLENT END TO A HEATED BASKETBALL GAME HAS REIGNITED A DEBATE.

PLUS-FIND YOURSELF TORN BETWEEN WAYS TO TREAT A TORN MENISCUS-

WE HAVE A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS REPORT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1) BBALL COURT BRAWL-VOWP


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TZB) HEALTH MATTERS-VOTOPS


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FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


FORECAST OPEN Return to index of stories...


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.

We've got an absolutely gorgeous weekend in the works across Southwest Florida with abundant sunshine, comfortable temperatures and low humidity.

After starting our Saturday morning in the 40s and 50s, temps will climb rather quickly through the day. By midday, most of us will warm into the mid to upper 70s with daytime highs right around 80 degrees.

Since the atmosphere is so dry and stable, rain will stay out of our forecast through the entire weekend.

Another cool but pleasant evening is in store tonight, but it won't be quite as cool as last night. With a clear sky in place, temps will drop into the upper 50s to low 60s along the coast and down to the low to mid 50s deep inland through early Sunday morning.

A little fog may form during the predawn hours Sunday, but it won't last for long. Sunshine will dominate our weather once again on Sunday, and temperatures will get a little boost as temps reach the low to mid 80s during the afternoon.

The nice weather continues into the upcoming week. We'll enjoy plenty of sunshine Monday and Tuesday, and temperatures will be warmer than average with highs in the mid 80s.

Rain won't creep back into the forecast until the end of the week, and forecast models hint at the potential for some strong thunderstorms Thursday into Friday as a powerful low pressure system moves across the Florida peninsula.

A blast of cooler weather will likely these storms from Friday into the upcoming weekend. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH BEAT PKG-PLASMA


IF YOU SUFFER A TORN MENISCUS, YOUR NEXT STEP MAY BE TOUNDERO SURGERY.

A COMMON TREATMENT, BUT SOME PEOPLE MAY

BE ABLE TO SIDE-STEP IT WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY. AMY OSHIER HAS MORE IN OUR HEALTH MATTERS REPORT. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH BEAT PKG-PKG


WHEN IT COMES TO FIXING A DAMAGED MENISCUS, MANY PEOPLE ARE TORN

WITH THE DECISION.

DR. JAMES BYNUM/ORTHOPEDIC SPORTS MEDICINE

RUNS:

3:40 Meniscus tears are one of the most common injuries that we see of any type. In

fact, arthroscopy for meniscus tears is probably one of the most common surgeries that

we do.

A MENISCUS IS ONE OF TWO C-SHAPED PIECES OF CARTILAGE THAT CUSHION

THE KNEE BETWEEN THE SHINBONE AND THIGHBONE. TWISTING ACTIVITIES

RAISE THE RISK OF INJURY IN ATHLETES. AGE DOES TOO. STUDIES FIND

OLDER PATIENTS, MAY DO JUST AS WELL WITH REHAB OVER AN OPERATION.

DR. JAMES BYNUM/ORTHOPEDIC SPORTS MEDICINE

RUNS:

1:57 Sometimes we treat it without surgery if the tears are small,

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

So, if they're small and not causing pain, activity modification and physical therapy is a

viable option. In fact, many seniors experience a meniscus tear without really knowing

it. Signs are:

A clicking sound during activity, slight swelling and a vague ache throughout the day.

Compared to symptoms of an acute injury.

DR. JAMES BYNUM/ORTHOPEDIC SPORTS MEDICINE

RUNS:

4:20 Oftentimes they can tell you where it hurts with one finger pointing to one side or

the other of the knee. It's often associated with a lot of swelling and sometimes even

locking where they can't straighten or bend the knee.

YOUNGER, ACTIVE PATIENTS FACE A GREATER POTENTIAL TO WORSEN THEIR

TEAR BY WALKING OR PLAYING ON IT- SO A SURGICAL INTERVENTION MAY BE

THEIR BEST MOVE. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


BBALL COURT BRAWL-TRXVOTOPS


IN THE MINUTES FOLLOWING, UTAH VALLEY STATE'S BIG WIN OVER CONFERENCE RIVAL NEW MEXICO STATE, A MELEE ERUPTED AND FANS STORMED THE COURT TO CELEBRATE.

A NEW MEXICO STATE PLAYER THROWS THE BALL AT A UTAH VALLEY PLAYER 20 FEET AWAY, AND IT GOES DOWN HILL FROM THERE.

A CHAOS OF FLYING FISTS, SHOUTING, SCREAMING.

THIS MORNING, SOME COACHES SAY THEY'VE HAD ENOUGH. Return to index of stories...


BBALL COURT BRAWL-SOTVO


You're having fun, but get the players and the coaching staff off the

court first / We deserve that type of protection.

COLLEGES SAY THEY DISCOURAGE FANS RUNNING ONTO THE COURT.

One CONFERENCE EVEN FINES THE HOME TEAM WHEN IT HAPPENS.

NOW SOME TEAM OFFICIALS ARE WARNING THAT SOMETHING MUST BE DONE BEFORE SOMEONE GETS SERIOUSLY HURT. Return to index of stories...


GMA CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES-INTRO


NOW TO THE LATEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFRONIA, WHERE IT IS STILL RAINING THIS MORNING.

OFFICIALS SAY THAT SO FAR THERE'S NO SERIOUS DAMAGE, THOUGH THE THREAT OF FLOODS OR MUDSLIDES REMAINS SERIOUS. DESPITE ALL THE RAIN, IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO BREAK THE DROUGHT.

DAVID WRIGHT HAS THE LATEST ON WHAT PEOPLE ARE DEALING WITH. Return to index of stories...


GMA CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES-PKG


In a state that has been SO parched suddenly overwhelmed with Mother Nature.

Rare Tornados seen in the the skies. Boulders hijacking highways. The

sudden onslaught of rain brought hillsides onto homes.

NATS

And transformed streets here in Glendora into streams, forcing many to

evacuate.

SOT: I DON'T SEE WHY I SHOULD EVACUATE.

SOT: YOU GOTTA TAKE THEIR WORD FOR IT AND GET OUTTA DODGE.

4 legged friends had to be cared for too. Animal control offered a crate

service.

NATS---Evacuation had its challenges too. As did ordinary commuting. The

rains caused traffic snarls and pile-ups across the state, leaving many

stranded on roads. that almost looked like rivers. Posted on Facebook: this

car, stuck in the mud after attempting to pass.

SOT: STEVE MARTIN: LA COUNTY FIRE 9PM PRESSER: THE SATURATION EFFECT IS

STARTING TO TAKE OVER. THE RIVERS THAT STARTED WITH WATER HAVE TURNED TO MUD

NOW, HAVE COME INTO THE STREETS , THEY'RE GOING INTO YARDS, CREATING SEVERE

MUDFLOWS.

In the past 48 hours, California got more rain than it's had in the past

year. Normally the LA River resembles a glorified storm drain. Today looks

like the Mighty Mississippi. Parts of the Bay Area are struggling too

NAT POP - "LIMITED SERVICE THROUGHT THE TUBE?"

. with rain wiping through public transit computer systems. Creeks

crashing into backyards.

NAT POP - Some fled their homes in a hurry, leaving behind prized

possessions.

SOT: "I DIDNT KNOW ALL THIS DEBRIS WAS COMING DOWN."

THE RAIN IS SET TO CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT--- AND CLEAN-UP.FOR MANY DAYS

AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


COOKIE THIEF ARRESTED-NATVOTOPS


CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO OUT OF CALIFORNIA --

YOU'RE LOOKING AT A MAN WHO POLICE SAY STOLE MONEY FROM GIRL SCOUTS.

HE TRIED TO RUN BUT DIDN'T GET VERY FAR.

THE GIRLS WERE RAISING MONEY FOR U.S. TROOPS OVERSEAS. Return to index of stories...


COOKIE THIEF ARRESTED-SOT


"No more stealing our cookie money."

"Don't mess with Girl Scouts and don't mess with soldiers." Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1 SHOT


9:21.

HOPE YOU ARE ABLE TO ENJOY THE BEATUFIUL DAY THAT'S ON THE WAY TODAY.

STILL TO COME THIS MORNING, A HORRIBLE STORY FROM THE TAMPA AREA.

A MAN DIES AFTER BEING BITEN BY A BROWN RECLUIS SPIDER.

STRAIGHT AHEAD, WHAT ONE THING YOU CAN HAVE WITH YOU TO TRY AND PREVENT A BITE AT YOUR HOUSE.

PLUS---

A BOLD MOVE AT PUBLIX.

THIEIVES STEAL A MANS LAPTOP AND NOW HE'S BEGGING FOR IT BACK!

HOW YOU CAN HELP FIND BREAK THE CASE, WHEN WE COME BACK. Return to index of stories...


TZ1) MAN DIES FROM SPIDER BITE-VO


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TZ2 B) PUBLIX LAPTOP-VOTOPS


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FL MAN DIES FROM SPIDER BITE-VO


THIS IS A HORRIBLE STORY. A FATHER IN POLK COUNTY IS STILL TRYING TO COMING TO GRIPS WITH THE FACT THAT HIS SON IS DEAD AFTER BEING BITTEN BY A SPIDER.

6 MONTHS AGO HIS SON WAS TEARING DOWN A ROOF AT AN OLD HOUSE, AND THAT'S WHEN HE WAS BITTEN BY THE BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER

FOR MONTHS, HIS SON RON LIVED IN CONSTANT PAIN EVEN BECOMING PARALYZED AT ONE POINT.

AFTER TRIPS TO AND FROM THE HOSPITAL, THEN SENT TO HOSPICE, AND DIED A FEW DAYS LATER. Return to index of stories...


FL MAN DIES FROM SPIDER BITE-SOTVO


He would holler help me somebody im hurting im hurting BUTTED TO make sure you watch it for signs of infections and if you see damage seek medical help

DOCTORS SAY THE BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER IS NOT NATIVE TO FLORIDA BUT MANY HAVE MOVED THIS WAY.

THEY ALSO SAY SPIDER DEATHS ARE VERY RARE ABOUT ONE OR 2 A YEAR.

AND AS A CAUTION BE CAREFUL ABOUT GET BITTEN BY SPIDERS AND USE A FLASHLIGHT WHILE LOOKING IN A CLOSET

ALSO MAKE SURE IF WORKING OUTSIDE USE LONG SLEEVES MAKES SURE NO CLUTTER. Return to index of stories...


FRAUD GIFT CARDS-OC, SS, OC


THIS MORNING, TWO PEOPLE ARE ACCUSED OF TAMPERING WITH GIFT CARDS TO RIP OFF A CAPE CORAL BUSINESS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THESE TWO RE-CODED THE CARDS AND THEN WENT ON A SHOPPING SPREE.

BOTH ARE FROM THE MIAMI AREA.

THEIR DOWNFALL WAS WHEN THEY RETURNED TO B-J WHOLE SALE CLUB AND TRIED TO BUY MORE THINGS.

DURING THE INVESTIGATION, OFFICERS FOUND 23 FAKE GIFT CARDS. Return to index of stories...


PUBLIX STOLEN LAPTOP-VO


AND THIS MORNING, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TAKING ABOUT THIS ONE THAT HAPPENED AT PUBLIX.

THIS MORNING, THE OWNER OF A LAPTOP IS PLEADING FOR THE PERSON WHO STOLE IT TO BRING IT BACK TO THE PUBLIX ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

AND THE PERSON WHO STOLE IT WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA, TAKE A LOOK, MAYBE YOU CAN HELP POLICE FIND IT.

HERE ARE THE SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS.

THIS MAN WALKED INTO THE BREAK ROOM AND STOLE THE BAG.

DEPUTIES SAY THE THIEF HAD A SIDEKICK WITH HIM AND THEY'RE LOOKING FOR HER AS WELL.

THE VICTIM TELLS US , THE CROOK GOT AWAY WITH 46-HUNDRED DOLLARS WORTH OF STUFF.

HE'S MISSING HIS LAPTOP, SEVERAL E-BOOKS, AND A FLASH DRIVE FOR HIS CLASSES AT EDISON STATE. Return to index of stories...


PUBLIX STOLEN LAPTOP-SOTVO


"All I need is the information that was in the bag, like the flash drive. The laptop was just a material thing. The information on the laptop is very valuable to me."

CRIME STOPPERS WARNS THAT YOU SHOULD LOCK UP YOUR VALUABLES-- EVEN AT WORK.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE THE MAN OR WOMAN IN THE PICTURES, CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-1 SHOT


IT'S 9:25.

RESIDENTS IN ONE LEE COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD IS ON HIGH ALERT THIS MORNING.

FIND OUT HOW THE COMMUNITY IS COMING TOGETHER TO KEEP THEIR KIDS SAFE!

PLUS--MORE DRAMA FOR TWO "REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY" STARS.

ONE COUPLE IS EXPECTED TO PLEAD GUILTY TO FEDERAL FRAUD CHARGES.

FIND OUT IF THEY'RE HEADING FOR A DIFFERNT KIND OF REALITY BEHIND BARS. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) SCHOOL BUS SCARE-VO


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TZ3B ) HOUSEWIVES PLEA-VOTOPS


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park bump-LIVE U 1


NBC-'S CLIFTON FRENCH IS AT JET BLUE PARK WHERE WOUNDED WAR VETS ARE GETTING READY TO TAKE PARK IN A SOFT BALL GAME.

WE'LL HAVE MORE IN A LIVE REPORT COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


HEADLINES-ANIBOXES


A LEE COUNTY ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY IS DEALING WITH THE NOROVIRUS THIS MORNING.

DOZENS OF PEOPLE ARE BEING TREATED BY DOCTORS AS OTHER RESIDENTS ARE BEING TOLD NOT TO LEAVE THEIR ROOMS.

PLUS, FROM CRAFT BEER, TO FINE ART AND LIVE MUSIC, WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED.

IF YOU ARE STILL MAKING WEEKENED PLANS, WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND TOWN.

AND A POPULAR BOAT SHOW IN LEE COUNTY IS MOVING LOCATIONS.

WHY ORGANIZERS SAY THEY'RE DOING IT. Return to index of stories...


NOROVIRUS OUTBREAK-VO


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ART VIDEO AND ROCKIN ON THE BAY-VO


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NFM BOAT SHOW-VO


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MAIN OPEN-CLIP


SHOW OPEN Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING 2-ON CAM


GOOD MORNING EVERYONE, WELCOME BACK TO THE 2ND HALF HOUR OF THE SHOW.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

WE BEGIN WITH THE WEATHER AS YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR TO ENJOY WHAT SHOULD BE A BEAUTIFUL SATURDAY.

METEROLOGIST, JASON DUNNING STANDING BY TO LET US KNOW WHAT WE CAN EXPECT TODAY. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER


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.

We've got an absolutely gorgeous weekend in the works across Southwest Florida with abundant sunshine, comfortable temperatures and low humidity.

After starting our Saturday morning in the 40s and 50s, temps will climb rather quickly through the day. By midday, most of us will warm into the mid to upper 70s with daytime highs right around 80 degrees.

Since the atmosphere is so dry and stable, rain will stay out of our forecast through the entire weekend.

Another cool but pleasant evening is in store tonight, but it won't be quite as cool as last night. With a clear sky in place, temps will drop into the upper 50s to low 60s along the coast and down to the low to mid 50s deep inland through early Sunday morning.

A little fog may form during the predawn hours Sunday, but it won't last for long. Sunshine will dominate our weather once again on Sunday, and temperatures will get a little boost as temps reach the low to mid 80s during the afternoon.

The nice weather continues into the upcoming week. We'll enjoy plenty of sunshine Monday and Tuesday, and temperatures will be warmer than average with highs in the mid 80s.

Rain won't creep back into the forecast until the end of the week, and forecast models hint at the potential for some strong thunderstorms Thursday into Friday as a powerful low pressure system moves across the Florida peninsula.

A blast of cooler weather will likely these storms from Friday into the upcoming weekend. Return to index of stories...


NOROVIRUS OUTBREAK-VO


WE BEGIN THIS HALF HOUR WITH A SITUATION IN LEE COUNTY AT AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY.

STAFF ARE DEALING WITH A

HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS AND FAST MOVING NOROVIRUS.

THE OUTBREAK AT HIDDEN OAKS STARTED LAST WEEKEND.

60 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TREATED FOR NAUSEA, DIARRHEA AND CRAMPS.

THE FACILITY IS ASKING RESIDENTS TO STAY IN THEIR ROOMS WHILE THEY SANTIZE SURFACES.

A SIGN ON THE DOOR SHOWS VISITORS ARE ALSO BEING KEPT AWAY.

LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY SIMILAR OUTBREAKS HAPPEN IN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


NOROVIRUS OUTBREAK-SOTVO


diane Holm/FL Dept of Health Lee County - the most important thing to know about norovirus is it's highly contagious. it can be spread through the air or it can be spread by your hands, touching surfaces that are contaminated with it.

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SUGGESTS ANYONE EXPOSED TO THE VIRUS WEAR MASKS AND GLOVES.

WE SPOTTED HIDDEN OAKS EMPLOYEES WEARING FACIAL MASKS.

NOROVIRUS SYMPTOMS LAST FOR ABOUT 48 HOURS. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL BUS SCARE-OC, VO


PEOPLE IN A SAN CARLOS PARK SAY THERE FED UP.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS JOINING TOGETHER--

TO TRY AND PREVENT ANOTHER ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION.

THIS AFTER A 14-YEAR-OLD SAYS A MAN TRIED TO LURE HER INTO HIS CAR.

PARENTS WERE AT BUS STOPS WAITING FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

MANY WE SAW EVEN WALKING OUTSIDE TO CHECK ON THE KIDS WALKING HOME. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL BUS SCARE-SOTVO


41:30 I noticed a lot more cars with their children out here 41:34 41:40 it makes me nervous i have two granddaughters who are constantly outside playing 41:46

DEPUTIES ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE MAN. Return to index of stories...


HAMMOND OPENING DAY-OC VO


BASEBALL FANS ARE EXCITED FOR THIS.

TODAY IS OPENING DAY AT HAMMOND STADIUM!

THE MINNESOTA TWINS WILL HOST THE BOSTON RED SOX IN A FEW HOURS FOR THEIR HOME OPENER.

THE FIRST PITCH IS AT 1:05, BUT BEFORE THAT- A RIBBON CUTTING TO MARK NEARLY 50 MILLION IN RENOVATIONS INCLUDING A NEW PLAYER AGILITY FIELD, UPDATED CLUBHOUSE AND A 360 DEGREE BOARDWALK.

OUR 3RD SPRING TRAINING TEAM, THE TAMPA BAY RAYS ARE ON THE ROAD TODAY, BUT RETURN HOME TOMORROW TO HOST THE TWINS.

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE 1:05 GAME. Return to index of stories...


VETERANS AT SOFTBALL GAME-INTRO


THERE'S ANOTHER BIG GAME HAPPENING THIS MORNING AT JETBLUE PARK IN FORT MYERS, WHICH OF COURSE IS THE HOME OF THE BOSTON RED SOX.

IN LESS THAN HALF AN HOUR -- AN AMAZING TEAM OF VETERANS WHO ARE ALL AMPUTEES WILL HIT THE FIELD FOR A GAME OF SOFTBALL --

MY CO-ANCHOR, CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE AT JETBLUE PARK --

CLIFF -- THESE ARE ALL IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS -- Return to index of stories...


VETERANS AT SOFTBALL GAME-LIVE U 1


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WHALE UPDATE-TRX OC VO


THANKS CLIFTON.

----

OUR OVERNIGHT TEAM DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT WHAT MAY HAVE CAUSED ALL THOSE WHALES TO STRAND THEMSELVES IN LOVERS KEY.

PRELIMINARY TESTING SHOWS THE WHALES MAY HAVE MORBILLIVIRUS--

BUT MORE TESTING NEEDS TO BE DONE TO CONFIRM IT.

IT'S THE SAME VIRUS CAUSING ALL THE DOLPHINS TO WASH UP ON THE EAST COAST.

ALL 8 OF THE PILOT WHALES FROM THE EVERGLADES TESTED NEGATIVE FOR THE VIRUS. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION-OTS, VO


THIS MORNING PEOPLE IN A NAPLES NEIGHBORHOOD ARE STILL ON EDGE AFTER A FAMILY OF FIVE WAS HELD AT GUNPOINT.

IT HAPPENED FOUR DAYS AGO IN THE AQUALANE SHORES COMMUNITY.

THE TWO ROBBERS ARE STILL ON THE LOOSE.

SOME NEIGHBORS SAY THE DAYS OF SITTING ON LANAI OR ANSWERING THE DOOR WITHOUT A WORRY ARE GONE. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION-SOTVO


Lance Stahlnan/Aqualane Shores Resident

"even myself, you have that in the back of your mind worrying about things and how that could happen."

Inese Morton/Naples/Aqualane Shores Resident

"maybe over time, people will go back to the way it was before instead of overthinking it - right now i think it's because it's just so recent."

WE TRIED REACHING OUT TO THE VICTIMS BUT THEY DECLINED TO COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


NFM BOAT SHOW-trxVO


A POPULAR BOAT SHOW IN NORTH FORT MYERS IS MOVING TO BONITA.

ORGANIZERS OF THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MARINE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION WILL HAVE THE 25TH ANNUAL BOAT SHOW AT THE NAPLES FORT MYERS GREYHOUND TRACK.

THE SHOW KICKS OFF MARCH 6TH.

THIS IS THE SAME BOAT SHOW THAT WAS HELD AT THE LEE CIVIC CENTER IN NORTH FORT MYERS FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS.

ORGANIZERS SAY THE MOVE IS FOR GEOGRAPHICAL REASONS.

ADULT TICKETS ARE 8 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


GMA PISTORIUS COURT CASE-INTRO


LOOKING TO AHEAD TO A TRIAL NEXT WEEK, THAT IS SHAPING UP TO BE ONE OF THE MOST WATCHED TRIALS AROUND THE GLOBE.

"BLADE RUNNER" OSCAR PISTORIUS HEADS TO COURT MONDAY IN SOUTH AFRICA TO FIGHT CHARGES HE MURDERED HIS MODEL GIRLFRIEND.

THIS MORNING, NEW IMAGES ARE SURFACING OF PISTORIUS BEFORE THE TRAGIC SHOOTING.

LAMA HASAN IS IN LONDON RIGHT NOW WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


GMA PISTORIUS COURT CASE-PKG


South Africa is calling it the trial of the century.The superstar sporting

hero stands accused of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on

Valentine's Day last year.

New exclusive images obtained by SKY News show Oscar Pistorious at a gun

range.months before the killing took place.reportedly using the same gun

on that fateful night.and this picture showing the couple in a

supermarket, seemingly in love.

NATS

Nicknamed the blade runner because of his prosthetic legs. Pistorious has

already admitted to shooting steenkamp at his home, saying he mistook her

for an intruder, firing his weapon 4 times through a locked toilet door and

killing her.

The issue - was it murder? Did he intend to kill her?

SOT DAN ABRAMS

01:50 His defence is, it was a mistake, and a reasonable person could have

made the same mistake. Fair enough, but that's a tough defence,

Pistorious says he's kept a gun under his bed for security.

He's always maintained it was all a tragic accident. The prosecution argues

the shooting was deliberate.

SOT DAN ABRAMS

Considering that Oscar Pistorius shot his own girlfriend, in his own home,

multiple times, you would think it might be a victory for them if the judge

only convicts him of the lesser crime of culpable homicide, meaning that it

was a negligent shooting. Return to index of stories...


MOBILE DEVICE TAKE OVER PC-OC VO


GET THIS--

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. AMERICANS USED SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS MORE THAN THEIR P-CS TO ACCESS THE INTERNET LAST MONTH.

ACCORDING TO DATA FROM COM-SCORE. MOBILE DEVICES ACCOUNTED FOR 55-PERCENT OF INTERNET USAGE IN THE UNITED STATES IN JANUARY.

APPS MADE UP 47-PERCENT OF WEB TRAFFIC. AND MOBILE BROWSERS EIGHT-PERCENT.

PERSONAL COMPUTERS REPRESENTED 45-PERCENT OF WEB TRAFFIC.

THE SHIFT FOLLOWS A HISTORIC FREEFALL IN P-C SALES LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


POTUS ADDRESSES UKRAINE CONFLICT-VO-WIPE


NOW TO SOME INTERNATIONAL NEWS THIS MORNING.

THERE'S CONCERN THAT THE UKRAINE IS APPROACHING A CIVIL WAR AND IT COULD INVOLVE RUSSIA AND THE U-S.

RUSSIAN TROOPS ARE IN THE REGION AND SOURCES THINK THEY'RE READY TO INTERVENE IN THE COUNTRY.

NOW THE PRESIDENT'S WARNING RUSSIA. Return to index of stories...


POTUS ADDRESSES UKRAINE CONFLICT-SOTVO


"We are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the russian federation inside of ukraine**/there will be costs to any military intervention in ukraine.

TO SOME UKRANIANS VIKTOR YANUKOVYCH IS STILL THE RIGHTFUL PRESIDENT.

HE FLED AFTER PROTESTORS GAINED CONTROL.

IN A NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY HE DELCARED HE'S READY TO FIGHT FOR THE UKRAINE'S FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


COLBERT CONTROVERSIAL TALK-OC VO


STEVEN COLBERT SAYS HE HAS NOTHING TO HIDE.

THAT'S WHY HE GAVE A KEYNOTE SPEECH AT THE R-S-A COMPUTER SECURITY CONFERENCE FRIDAY.

HERE YOU SEE THE COMEDIAN APPEARING AT A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING IN 20-10.

NOT EVERYONE WAS HAPPY WITH COLBERT'S DECISION TO ATTEND THE EVENT.

PRIVACY ACTIVISTS HAD TRIED TO CONVINCE COLBERT TO NOT APPEAR AT THE CONFERENCE.

FOR HIS PART COLBERT SAID QUOTE "I DON'T NECESSARILY WANT PEOPLE READING MY E-MAILS, BUT I'M NOT A SPY."

A COUNTER-CONFERENCE, CALLED TRUSTYCON, WAS HELD THE DAY BEFORE. Return to index of stories...


REAL HOUSEWIVES PLEA-INTRO


NOW TO THE LATEST ON THE LEGAL BATTLE INVOLVING ONE OF THE LADIES FROM THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY.

TERESA GUIDICE AND HER HUSBAND JOE ARE HEADED BACK TO FEDERAL COURT TUESDAY WHERE THEY ARE EXPECTED TO PLEAD GUILTY.

RYAN SMITH HAS MORE ON THE SUPRISING CHANGE OF EVENTS. Return to index of stories...


REAL HOUSEWIVES PLEA-PKG


NATS NJ Housewives Show

"I'm a Jersey Girl, no one can knock me down."

TRK = 10 SECS

IN A SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS - REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY STARS TERESA

AND HUSBAND JOE GUIDICE ARE EXPECTED TO PLEAD GUILTY IN NEW JERSEY FEDERAL

COURT TUESDAY.

Nats Teresa on NJ Housewives

TRK = 8 SECS

THE NOTOROIUS HOT-HEADED COUPLE MAKING A STUNNING REVERSAL AFTER BEING

ADAMENT ABOUT THEIR INNOCENCE, CLAMING THEY WOULD BE VINDICATED

Nats Teresa and Joe walking outside court

Joe - "You don't have to stick the camera in my face."

TRK = 18 SECS

THE 41-YEAR-OLD MOTHER - KNOWN BY FANS FOR HER LAVISH SPENDING HABITS AND

OPPULENT NEW JERSEY MANSION IS PRESUMED TO PLEAD GUILTY TO FOUR

OF THE 38 CHARGES AGAINST HER, ACCORDING TO SOURCES CLOSE TO THE DEAL.

INCLUDING-- ABC NEWS HAS LEARNED-- AT LEAST ONE COUNT OF FRAUD, POTENTIALLY

SERVING 2 YEARS IN PRISON.

TRK = 5 SECS

JOE, WHO'S UP AGAINST 41 COUNTS - STILL FACES DEPORTATION TO HIS HOME

COUNTRY, ITALY.

GFX from past piece

TRK = 9 SECS

FEDERAL PROSECUTORS ALLEGE JOE AND TERESA "ENGAGED IN MAIL AND WIRE FRAUD,

BANK FRAUD AND BANKRUPTCY FRAUD" FROM 2001 TO 2011.

Quick Nat Amy with couple

Joe: Need help with anything

TRK = 5 SECS

JUST EARLIER THIS MONTH, THE REALITY STARS TOLD ABC NEWS' AMY ROBACH ABOUT

HER FEARS

SOT from Amy Robach piece

SOT TERESA GIUDICE / "THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY": I can't just be

upset and crawl up in a ball and-- and just go in a room and c-- and lock

the door. I can't. I'm a mom. I have four daughters.

SOT AMY ROBACH / ABC NEWS: But when the door is shut and they are in bed, do

you get to do that?

SOT TERESA GIUDICE / "THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY": Yes. And I do-- do

that. I mean, I-- I would be lying to say I didn't, you know, that that--

that's not happening.

TRK = 3 SECS

FEARS THAT MAY BECOME THE COUPLE'S *NEW* REALITY

SOT from Amy Robach piece

SOT AMY ROBACH / ABC NEWS: You say you-- you gotta be strong for your wife

and kids. How do you-- how do you do that with so much uncertainty?

SOT JOE GIUDICE / "THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY": You have to. You know

, you really have to. I mean, you gotta be strong minded number one. If you'

re weak, you're not gonna make it.

TAG INFO:ABC NEWS REACHED OUT TO ATTORNEYS FOR BOTH TERESA AND JOE. TERESA

ATTORNEY DECLINED TO COMMENT. JOE'S HAVE NOT RESPONDED TO OUR CALLS

ALL STILL TO BE PLAYED OUT IN COURT. JUDGE WILL DECIDE ALL FINAL DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BEER FEST-SS TOPS


A LOT OF EVENTS HAPPENIGN THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE NAPLES CRAFT BEER FEST IS TODAY AT BAYFRONT FROM 12-4.

DOZENS OF BEERS WILL BE AVAILALBE, AND 15 RESTAURANTS ARE SERVING UP FOOD.

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


SUSAN G KOMEN RACE-OC SS OC


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO *NEXT WEEKEND--

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

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.

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT ALL OF THESE EVENTS, GO TO OUR WEBSITE, NBC-2.COM, CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-1 SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

THEY KICKED, ROBBED, AND LEFT MANY FREIGHTENED.

THIS MORNING FORT MYERS POLICE ARE ON THE HUNT TRYING TO FIND THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANOTHER WAFFLE HOUSE RESTAURANT ROBBERY.

PLUS THIS--

i can hear her announce to the store - hey, the fat girl wants a mani

SHAMED AT THE SALON!

HOW THE OWNER EXPLAINED AWAY --

CALLING ONE OF HER CUSTOMERS FAT. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-VO WIPE


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TZ4B) SALON SHAME-SOTVO


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FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


FORECAST OPEN Return to index of stories...


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.

We've got an absolutely gorgeous weekend in the works across Southwest Florida with abundant sunshine, comfortable temperatures and low humidity.

After starting our Saturday morning in the 40s and 50s, temps will climb rather quickly through the day. By midday, most of us will warm into the mid to upper 70s with daytime highs right around 80 degrees.

Since the atmosphere is so dry and stable, rain will stay out of our forecast through the entire weekend.

Another cool but pleasant evening is in store tonight, but it won't be quite as cool as last night. With a clear sky in place, temps will drop into the upper 50s to low 60s along the coast and down to the low to mid 50s deep inland through early Sunday morning.

A little fog may form during the predawn hours Sunday, but it won't last for long. Sunshine will dominate our weather once again on Sunday, and temperatures will get a little boost as temps reach the low to mid 80s during the afternoon.

The nice weather continues into the upcoming week. We'll enjoy plenty of sunshine Monday and Tuesday, and temperatures will be warmer than average with highs in the mid 80s.

Rain won't creep back into the forecast until the end of the week, and forecast models hint at the potential for some strong thunderstorms Thursday into Friday as a powerful low pressure system moves across the Florida peninsula.

A blast of cooler weather will likely these storms from Friday into the upcoming weekend. Return to index of stories...


WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-VO


NOW TO A DEVELOPING STORY THIS MORNING.

6 ARMED ROBBERIES IN 6 WEEKS IN LEE COUNTY.

THE LATEST ATTACK HAPPENED FRIDAY AT THE WAFFLE HOUSE ON DANIELS PARKWAY,

IT'S THE SECOND WAFFLE HOUSE TO GET ROBBED IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS.

THESE ARE THE SUSPECTS FROM WAFFLE HOUSE HOLDUP.

WITNESSES TOLD DEPUTIES THEY WERE FORCED TO THE GROUND AT GUNPOINT.

THEIR PERSONAL BELONGINGS- ALL TAKEN.

NOW LOOK AT THIS.

THIS IS BRAND NEW VIDEO OF THE FIRST WAFFLE HOUSE ARMED ROBBERY ON BOATWAYS ROAD.

YOU CAN SEE THE SUSPECTS ASSAULTING WOMEN AND EVEN THIS ELDERLY MAN, TAKING HIS WEDDING RING.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE IS LOOKING INTO WHETHER THE CRIMES ARE RELATED. Return to index of stories...


WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-SOTVO


They're commanding the scene, they're going In very well versed, they

have the masks on, the gloves on,they know how to do this. They're in

and out within a minute or 2, they're getting exactly what they want

and at this point theyre getting away with it."

THE VIOLENT CRIMES STARTED ON JANUARY 18,

THE LAST KNOW ATTACK WAS THIS MORNING.

IN ALL- 4 GAS STATIONS AND 2 WAFFLE HOUSES WERE HIT. Return to index of stories...


FM PD CRIME STATS-CGTOPS


FORT MYERS HAD A DRAMATIC DROP IN ITS HOMICIDE RATE LAST YEAR.

THERE WERE 14 FEWER MURDERS THAN IN 2012.

OVERALL. CRIME WAS DOWN FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND BURGLARIES.

BUT THERE WAS A SLIGHT INCREASE IN ROBBERIES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL CRIME STATS-OC, CG


CAPE CORAL POLICE ALSO RELEASED THEIR CRIME NUMBERS FOR LAST YEAR.

OVERAL VIOLENT CRIME DROPPED IN THE CAPE BY FOURTEEN PERCENT.

THE BIGGEST DROP WAS IN SEX CRIMES AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULTS.

THERE WAS A BIG JUMP IN CAR THEFTS. Return to index of stories...


CELL PHONE THIEF UPDATE-VO


THE WOMAN ACCUSED OF BEING THE ONE CAUGHT ON CAMERA STEALING A CELL PHONE AND COVERING IT UP WITH A BABY JUST TURNED HERSELF IN.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CRIMESTOPPERS SAYS ESMERALDA ESPINOSA ADMITTED TO THE CRIME.

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

AFTER SEEING THE STORY, SEVERAL PEOPLE TOLD CRIMESTOPPERS THE WOMAN'S NAME.

THEN WE REPORTED IT.

SHE ALSO HAD A WARRANT FOR LARCENY THEFT FROM 2011. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BUILDING PERMIT CONTROVERSY-TRX OC OTS


IT'S ONE OF THE MOST SERIOUS CODE ENFORCMENT CRIMES IN COLLIER COUNTY.

AND OFFICIALS SAY YOUR SAFETY COULD BE AT RISK!

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT UNPERMITTED BUILDINGS.

NBC2'S BRYAN ANDERSON TALKS TO ONE BUSINESS OWNER WHO BLAMES THE SYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BUILDING PERMIT CONTROVERSY-PKG


NAPLES BUSINESS OWNER TONY DINORCIA IS TRYING TO LIVE THE AMERICAN DREAM.

05:13:47

Very small business, about 22 employees.

IT HASN'T BEEN EASY.

05:13:50

The last five years we lost about 2 and a half million dollars.

MAKING MATTERS MORE DIFFICULT.

THE COUNTY SAYS he needs even more permits.

05:14:41

Some of these regulations I think are rediculous.

SINCE 2007, DINORCIA HAS RACKED UP MORE THAN 14 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FINES.

HE TELLS US HIS BUSINESS HAS PASSED OSHA, FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND EPA INSPECTIONS.

but according to the county--

the canopies and these silos DON'T HAVE PROPER PERMITS.

KITCHELL SNOW, CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

05:00:43-:45

We did a patrol, we found out there was a violation.

STANDUP

05:21:17-:24

Code enforcement says it's a matter of safety, making sure people in and around these structures won't get hurt.

KITCHELL

05:04:18-:27

Collier County has been very successful resisting the natural disasters that we have and one of the reasons we have that is because we're very strict about our building codes.

CODE ENFORCEMENT officer KITCHELL SNOW SAYS THEY ARE INUNDATED WITH PERMIT VIOLATORS EVERY WEEK.

and they're adding up--

THE COUNTY is losing THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS A YEAR.

KITCHELL

05:07:38-:46

These are one of our most serious cases there could possibly be hundreds of structures out there without permits.

BUT DINORCIA says the lengthy permitting process is a big part of the problem.

TONY

05:11:20-:28

Unfortunately it takes about, it takes a couple years because you have to get a site plan approval, which has taken my five years to get it.

THE PAST SEVEN YEARS HE TELLS US HE'S PAID 30 THOUSAND DOLLARS TRYING TO COME INTO COMPLIANCE.

TIME AND MONEY DINORCIA SAYS HAVE BEEN WASTED

05:12:08-:13

I think that's completely unfair because if you go up and down our streets there, the place is a dump.

IN COLLIER COUNTY, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SALON SHAME-TCMON


OKAY LADIES, HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A NAIL SALON AND WONDERED IF THE WORKERS ARE TALKING ABOUT YOU IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE?

A TEXAS WOMAN SAYS IT HAPPENED TO HER.

SHE ONLY KNEW BECAUSE SHE SPEAKS VIETNAMESE. AND THEIR WORDS LEFT HER IN TEARS. Return to index of stories...


SALON SHAME-PKG


nobody should have the right to put you down.

LISA PHAM DIDN'T WANT TO DO THIS INTERVIEW AT FIRST - SHE WAS EMBARRASED.

Lisa Pham/Customer

i can hear her announce to the store - hey, the fat girl wants a mani and

pedi.

PHAM IS VIETNAMESE.

SHE WALKED OUT WITHOUT SAYING A WORD AND CLAIMS EMPLOYEES LATER TOLD HER THAT IT WAS MISTAKE - THEY MEANT TO CALL SOMEBODY ELSE FAT.

i come from a culture where most women are very small. im not exactly that

and so i've gotten it a lot from family but that's my personal issue that i

deal with i never thought it would be brought to my attention elsewhere.

EMPLOYEES SAYS THEY WERE CALLING LISA A SHARK - VIETNAMESE

SLANG FOR A CUSTOMER WHO SPENDS MONEY.

shark is ka-map. and when you're fat it's called map. and so it's almost

the same.

NOT THE SAME ACCORDING TO LISA.

i kind of hope that if they see this, the girls who are being bullied or

being told that they're not right to look the way they look then they can

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SALON SHAME-ONCAM


EMPLOYEES AT THIS PARTICULAR SALON CLAIM THEY DON'T SPEAK IN VIETNAMESE SO CUSTOMERS DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY'RE TALKING BEHIND THEIR BACKS.

IN FACT, SOME SALONS HAVE UP SIGNS TELLING YOU TO REPORT IT TO A MANAGER IF THE PERSON GIVING YOU A MANICURE OR PEDICURE SPEAKS ANYTHING OTHER THAN ENGLISH. Return to index of stories...


DAD BEATS SON AT SCHOOL-VO-WIPE


A TEXAS STUDENT IS RECOVERING THIS MORNING--

AFTER HIS FATHER BEAT HIM. IN HIS SCHOOL CAFETERIA.

THE BOY'S FATHER HAD JUST FINISHED A PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE AT A HOUSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL.

CHRISTOPHER LEVY FOUND OUT HIS SON WAS MISBEHAVING IN CLASS.

SO -- DURING HIS SON'S LUNCH HOUR --

HE CONFRONTED THE BOY IN THE CAFETERIA.

WITNESSES SAY HE STARTED YELLING AND PUNCHING HIS SON REPEATEDLY. Return to index of stories...


DAD BEATS SON AT SCHOOL-SOTVO


"He bogged up and he was trying to run, he fell, his Dad grabbed him and started hitting him."

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS YANKED LEVY OFF HIS SON.

THEN THEY RUSHED HIM TO A HOSPITAL.

HIS NAME NOR HOW HE'S DOING HAVE BEEN RELEASED. Return to index of stories...


SEAWORLD OSHA COMPLAINT-VO


THIS MORNING SEAWORLD IS CALLING FOR THE FEDS TO INVESTIGATE AN OSHA EMPLOYEE.

THAT EMPLOYEE LED THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE 20-10 DEATH OF A SEAWORLD TRAINER.

NOW -- THE ORLANDO THEME PARK SAYS SHE ILLEGALLY SHARED CONFIDENTIAL RECORDS WITH A PRODUCER OF THE DOCUMENTARY "BLACKFISH."

LAST MONTH -- PICTURES OF THE OSHA EMPLOYEE WITH THE CAST AND CREW POPPED UP ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


SUSHI FACIALS-INTRO


WHO DO YOU THINK WILL WIN BIG AT TOMORROW NIGHT'S ACADEMY AWARDS?

MIKE WILBER SHOWS US WHAT'S BEEN WINNING BIG IN THE SPAS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BIG AWARDS SHOW.

IT'S CALLED A SUSHI FACIAL. AND IT'S HOW THE STARS GET THAT SPECIAL RED CARPET GLOW. Return to index of stories...


SUSHI FACIALS-PKG


SOT: CAMILLA LUDDINGTON, ACTRESS

"I'm going to get the treatment that's called the sushi facial. I am going to be heading to the Elton John after party so I hope that this will make me look gorgeous for that day fingers crossed."

WITH THE OSCARS JUST DAYS AWAY, "GREY'S ANATOMY" STAR CAMILLA LUDDINGTON IS HOPING THE "PURE MARINE COLLAGEN FACIAL" -- ALSO KNOWN AS THE SUSHI FACIAL -- WILL HELP HYDRATE HER SKIN.

"I've been working 14 hour days so I need that extra little help"

FIRST - AT THE SPA AT FOUR SEASONS HOTEL LOS ANGELES AT BEVERLY HILLS -- CAMILLA'S FACE IS WASHED AND EXFOLIATED. AND BECAUSE ALL OF THE PRODUCTS ARE MARINE BASED.

"I must warn you ahead of time most facials smell delicious"

C - "Ok"

D - "you're not gonna smell so delicious"

C - laughs "ok"

THEN THE FUN STARTS!

"this is exactly what it looks like and smells like it is seaweed and what this is gonna do is its gonna help trap the enzymes"

AFTER THE SEAWEED IS REMOVED - A MOISTURIZING SERUM IS RUBBED INTO THE SKIN FOLLOWED BY A GEL.

C - "and this doesn't get wiped off this stays"

D - "this doesn't get wiped off. I want your skin to absorb everything I'm gonna give it."

NEXT, A LITTLE STEAM TO OPEN UP THE PORES.

THEN CAMILLA'S FACE IS COMPLETELY COVERED WITH A COLLAGEN MASK WHICH STAYS ON FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES.

"you doing ok?"

ONCE THE MASK IS REMOVED -- THE FINAL STEP IS TO APPLY MORE MOISTURIZING SERUM.

"I'm done how do you feel?"

"I feel well first off so relaxed but I also feel like I can feel my skin being more hydrated. it feels great thank you "

THE 86TH ACADEMY AWARDS TAKE PLACE ON MARCH SECOND AND WILL BE HOSTED BY ELLEN DEGENERES. Return to index of stories...


MERCATO FINE ARTS FEST-SSTOPS


MORE THAN 125 ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE IN NAPLES THIS WEEKEND FOR THE 5TH ANNUAL MERCATO FINE ARTS FESTIVAL.

THEY ARE SHOWING OFF THEIR WORK TODAY AND TOMORROW.

THE HOURS ARE 10-5. Return to index of stories...


ROCKIN ON THE BAY-CGTOPS


TODAY'S THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH --

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

IT'S TONIGHT FROM 5:30 TO 9 AT BAYFRONT NAPLES.

THE TRIBUTE IS TO LEGEND ROD STEWART.

OUR OWN CLAY MILLER WILL BE EMCEEING.

AND IT'S FREE! Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH SPRING PROJECT-VO


LOOKING AHEAD TO TUESDAY.

LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO BUY LEHIGH SPRING.

THE AREA OFF JOEL BOULEVARD IS ACTUALLY A SINKHOLE THAT'S FILLED IN WITH WATER OVER TIME.

NEIGHBORS SAY IT HAS SIGNIFICANT ARCHAELOGICAL VALUE,

DATING BACK THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

SOME WANT LEE COUNTY BUY IT AND PRESERVE IT BY BUILDING A SMALL PARK OR MUSEUM.

BUT STAFF SAY IT'S OVERPRICED WITH AT A COST OF MORE THAN 1 POINT 3 MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


FREE TAX FILING-VO BNR WIPE


APRIL 15-TH IS CREEPING CLOSER!

YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE.

IF YOUR ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME IS 57-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR OR LESS,

YOU CAN GET FREE TAX-PREP SOFTWARE AND FILE ONLINE THROUGH THE I-R-S "FREE FILE PROGRAM".

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT IT HEAD TO NBC-2.COM Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-1 SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

THINGS AREN'T GOING SO GOOD FOR STONE CRABBERS.

STRAIGHT AHEAD.

FIND OUT WHY FISHERMAN ARE WALKING AWAY FROM THE WATERS UP AND WHO THEY ARE BLAMING FOR A CRABBY SEASON.

PLUS--DOZENS OF PEOPLE INFECTED.

AND THIS MORNING WORKERS AT A FORT MYERS ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY ARE TRYING TO STOP THE SPREAD OF NOROVIRUS. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) STONED CRAB SEASON-VO


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TZ5B) NOROVIRUS-VOTOPS


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HEADLINES-ANIBOXES


CLIFTON FRENCH LIVE AT JetBlue park for the wounded warrior amputee softball game.

AND IDENTITY THEFT IS ON THE RISE.

HOW CROOKS ARE USING TAX SEASON -- TO STEAL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

PLUS--

DEPUTIES SAY IT'S HAPPENING TOO OFTEN.

FIND OUT WHY ABANDONED BOATS KEEP POPPING UP SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


HL1) VETERANS SOFTBALL-LIVE U 1


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HL2) IDENTITY THEFT-VIDBOX


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HL3) ABANDONED BOATS-VIDBOX


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NEWS OPEN-CLIP


SHOW OPEN Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING 3-1 SHOT


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME BACK TO THE FINAL HALF HOUR OF NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

WE'LL HAVE YOUR TOP STORIES OF THE DAY IN JUST ONE MINUTE.

BUT FIRST YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST WITH METEOROLOGIST, JASON DUNNING. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER


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.

We've got an absolutely gorgeous weekend in the works across Southwest Florida with abundant sunshine, comfortable temperatures and low humidity.

After starting our Saturday morning in the 40s and 50s, temps will climb rather quickly through the day. By midday, most of us will warm into the mid to upper 70s with daytime highs right around 80 degrees.

Since the atmosphere is so dry and stable, rain will stay out of our forecast through the entire weekend.

Another cool but pleasant evening is in store tonight, but it won't be quite as cool as last night. With a clear sky in place, temps will drop into the upper 50s to low 60s along the coast and down to the low to mid 50s deep inland through early Sunday morning.

A little fog may form during the predawn hours Sunday, but it won't last for long. Sunshine will dominate our weather once again on Sunday, and temperatures will get a little boost as temps reach the low to mid 80s during the afternoon.

The nice weather continues into the upcoming week. We'll enjoy plenty of sunshine Monday and Tuesday, and temperatures will be warmer than average with highs in the mid 80s.

Rain won't creep back into the forecast until the end of the week, and forecast models hint at the potential for some strong thunderstorms Thursday into Friday as a powerful low pressure system moves across the Florida peninsula.

A blast of cooler weather will likely these storms from Friday into the upcoming weekend. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON LIVE-PLASMA INTRO


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

SOME AMAZING PLAYERS ARE HITTING THE FIELD AT JETBLUE PARK -- THEY'RE ALL IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS -- AND THEY'RE ALL MEMBERS OF THE WOUNDED WARRIOR AMPUTEE SOFTBALL TEAM.

MY CO-ANCHOR CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE AT JETBLUE PARK WHERE THEIR GAME JUST STARTED, CLIFF. Return to index of stories...


CLIFTON LIVE-REMLIVE


BULLETS:

ALL OF THEM ARE WEARING HIGHTECH PROTEHESES THAT HELP THEM RUN CATCH HIT AND THROW.

THEY'VE PLAYED IN 28 STATES -- 67 CITIES --

TODAY THEY'RE TAKING ON THE BROTHERHOOD RIDE.

SIX BUCKS TO GET IN --

KIDS UNDER 12 ARE FREE

STARTS AT 10:00

David van sleet, coach/founder Return to index of stories...


CAPE GROW HOUSE-TRX SS VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

A MILLION DOLLAR GROW HOUSE- BUSTED IN A QUIET CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD.

INVESTIGATORS TELL NBC2 THEY FOUND MORE THAN 4-HUNDREDS POUNDS OF MARIJUANA INSIDE THIS HOME ON NORTHEAST 8TH PLACE.

YOEL TRIMINO WAS ARRESTED THURSDAY

POLICE SAY HE WAS USING LIGHTS AND INSULATED ROOMS TO HELP THE PLANTS GROW.

NEIGHBORS SAY THEY'RE HORRIFIED THIS HAPPENED NEAR THEIR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


CAPE GROW HOUSE-SOTVO


I have two teenagers and I just don't know what else is around here

Butt to I always smelled the odor of burnt marijuana or something like that, but I always thought it was my neighbor or someone else next to me

POLICE SAY THEY UNCOVERED THE GROW HOUSE THROUGH "TELL TALE SIGNS"

THEY SAY TREMINO WAS STEALING ELECTRICITY, WHICH IS COMMON IN GROW HOUSE SITUATIONS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE HOARDING-OTS VO


ALSO HAPPENING IN THE CAPE.

A HOME COVERED IN TRASH -

IT'S WHERE LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES FOUND 21 ANIMALS.

THEY SAY IT'S THE SECOND CASE OF EXTREME HOARDING THIS WEEK.

THEY TOOK IN A SNAKE, TWO RABBITS, THREE DOGS -

PLUS FIFTEEN CATS, INCLUDING THREE NEWBORN KITTENS.

THE PET OWNER ADMITTED TO NBC2 THAT THINGS BECAME OUT OF CONTROL.

SHE VOLUNTARILY GAVE THE ANIMALS UP. Return to index of stories...


CAPE HOARDING-SOTVO


it will be such a relief on me to not have to worry about how I'm

going to feed them and take care of them and everything else and I

know that they'll be going to good homes now

THE PET OWNER SAID SHE COULDN'T AFFORD TO SPAY HER CAT -

SO IT KEPT HAVING KITTENS.

ANIMAL SERVICES SAYS THERE ARE OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE IN HER POSITION -

THEY JUST HAVE TO ASK. Return to index of stories...


IDENTITY THEFT-OC MAP


ONE OF THE EASIEST WAYS TO STEAL SOMEONE'S IDENTITY MIGHT BE ONLINE.

BUT A SUSPECTED BURGLAR IN LEHIGH ACRES LIKES TO DO THINGS THE OLD FASHIONED WAY.

DOZENS OF CRUCIAL DOCUMENTS WERE TAKEN FROM A HOME OFF SUNSHINE BOULEVARD IN LEHIGH ACRES.

NBC-'S ANDREA HUBBELL UNCOVERS HOW PIECES OF PAPER IN THE WRONG HANDS. COULD RUIN SOMEONE'S LIFE. Return to index of stories...


IDENTITY THEFT-PKG


Jeremiah Aragon/Victim

19:49-19:51

Well, this is the property right here.

YOU CAN FIND JEREMIAH ARAGON AT 43RD AND NORA.

Jeremiah Aragon/Victim

19:53-19:58

This extra quarter land right there was purchased those paperwork were taken. The hubs. The proof of receipts.

A PIECE OF LAND - QUIET ENOUGH TO **KEEP THE PEACE.

OR AT LEAST - THAT'S WHAT JEREMIAH THOUGHT.

Jeremiah Aragon/Victim

20:52-20:54

It's completely ridiculous.

SOMEONE - DECIDED TO IGNORE THESE KEEP OUT SIGNS.

Jeremiah Aragon/Victim

20:28-20:34

Everything that was in the filing cabinet. That was bank statements, my sons birth certificates.

BUT THERE'S MORE.

JEREMIAH'S CHECK BOOKS, COURT PAPERWORK, DEEDS FOR HIS LAND AND A MEER 60 DOLLARS IN COINS.

Carlos Vazquez/Neighbor

18:48-18:51

It's kind of weird if someone just comes in here and gets robbed.

NEIGHBOR - CARLOS VAZQUEZ - SAYS AN ODD THING TO HAPPEN IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND NOT EXACTLY THE TYPICAL TYPE OF CRIME.

Carlos Vazquez/Neighbor

19:06-19:11

it would have been smarter to steal something expensive than just stealing non sense.

Jeremiah Aragon/Victim

26:25-26:32

See around where it was loose and jiggling and the markings around the door. Right here, the circular part.

JEREMIAH IS STILL TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF IT.

Jeremiah Aragon/Victim

23:44-23:48

I was definitely not expecting my sons birth certificates and mine to be taken. Return to index of stories...


NOROVIRUS-VO


THAT WAS ANDREA HUBBELL REPORTING.

A FORT MYERS ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY IS DEALING WITH AN EXTREMELY CONTAGIOUS VIRUS.

AT LEAST 59 PEOPLE ARE SICK WITH NOROVIRUS AT HIDDEN OAKS.

STAFF THERE IS ASKING RESIDENTS TO STAY IN THEIR ROOMS WHILE THEY SANITIZE THE PLACE.

A SIGN ON THE DOOR SAYS VISITORS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THIS TIME. Return to index of stories...


STONE CRAB SEASON-VO


IT'S BEEN TOUGH GOING FOR STONE CRABBERS THIS SEASON - AND THEY SAY OCTOPUSES ARE TO BLAME.

SOME FISHERMEN HAVE TAKEN TRAPS OUT OF THE WATER AND GIVEN UP.

THEY TELL US OCTOPUSES ARE GETTING INTO THE TRAPS AND EATING THE STONE CRAPS BEFORE FISHERMEN CAN COLELCT THEM.

IT'S AS EXPENSIVE AS IT IS DISHEARTENING.

A DAY ON THE BOAT CAN COST UP TO 15-HUNDRED DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


STONE CRAB SEASON-SOTVO


23:16:53 pretty, pretty bad. It's slowly been going downhill the past three years but this year probably put the icing on the cake. It's really bad. 23:17:01

THE SLOW SEASON MEANS PRICES ARE GOING UP.

EXPECT TO PAY ABOUT 16 DOLLARS FOR A POUND FOR MEDIUM-SIZED CRAB LEGS - DOUBLE LAST YEAR.

STONE CRAB SEASON RUNS THROUGH MAY 15TH. Return to index of stories...


ABANDONED BOATS-OC


WE FOUND OUT THAT YET ANOTHER ABANDONED SINKING SHIP WAS FLOATING IN A CAPE CORAL CANAL.

IT COMES ONE DAY AFTER A SAILBOAT SLAMMED INTO THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY. WITH NO OWNER IN SIGHT.

THE COUNTY SAYS IT'S HAPPENING TOO OFTEN.

MANY BOAT OWNERS SAY THEY HAVE FEW OPTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING RID OF THESE AGING VESSELS.

THERE ARE ABOUT 60 ABANDONED BOATS FOUND IN LEE COUNTY EACH YEAR.

SINCE 1989 THERE HAVE BEEN 1-THOUSAND ABANDONED BOATS AT THIS LOCATION.

TURNS OUT -- A MAJORITY OF ARE THEM LEFT BEHIND BY OWNERS WHO FELT THEY HAD FEW OPTIONS. Return to index of stories...


ABANDONED BOATS-SOTVO


ron / 02:33:32 When a boat gets to a certain age there's no money to be made off of an old boat. 02:33:06

--BUTT SOT--

02:33:48 No one will buy it. No one will carry it away. ;02:33:51

FOR THAT REASON OWNERS WALK AWAY --

LEAVING THE BOATS TO FLOAT OUT TO SEA, AND BECOME A DANGER TO OTHER VESSELS.

LEE COUNTY IS WORKING WITH A GROUP NOW TO REMOVE THAT SINKING BOAT IN THE CAPE. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY FAIR-OC VO


A BIG FAMILY EVENT IS GOING ON TODAY --

THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND LEE COUNTY FAIR.

THE FAIRGROUNDS ARE AT THE LEE CIVIC CENTER, ON BAYSHORE ROAD.

TICKETS AT THE GATE ARE EIGHT DOLLARS FOR ADULTS.

FIVE FOR KIDS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-1 SHOT


HOLLYWOOD IS GEARING UP FOR THE ACADEMY AWARDS THIS SUNDAY!

STRAIGHT AHEAD --

WE'LL GIVE YOU AN INSIDE LOOK AT ALL OF THE PREPARATIONS HAPPENING BEFORE THE BIG NIGHT --

PLUS -- A LOOK AT WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT DURING THE SHOW.

AND -- A LOCAL KID BATTLING LEUKEMIA GETS TO MEET HIS FAVORITE SUPER HERO.

THE HEART WARMING STORY -- AFTER THE BREAK. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 ELLEN AT THE OSCARS-VOWP


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TZ6 spiderman fan-VOTOPS


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GMA ELLEN AT THE OSCARS-TC MON VO


WE ARE JUST ONE DAY AWAY FROM HOLLYWOOD'S BIGGEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR AND THE EXCITEMENT'S BUILDING FAST.

REHEARSALS ARE WELL UNDERWAY. PRESENTERS WORKING OUT THEIR PRE-SHOW JITTERS.

AND WE'RE TOLD SOME OF THE SINGING PERFORMANCES SO POWERFUL, THEY'RE BRINGING TEARS TO THE EYES.

CHRIS CONNELLY GOT INSIDE ACCESS TO ALL THE LAST MINUTE PREPARATIONS FOR THE BIG SHOW, Return to index of stories...


GMA ELLEN AT THE OSCARS-PKG


OSCAR PRODUCERS NEIL MERON AND CRAIG ZADAN SAY THAT ALONG WITH ENTERTAINING

VIEWERS AT HOME, HOST ELLEN DEGENERES HAS A COMEDIC GAME PLAN DESIGNED TO

SOOTHE THOSE STRESSED-OUT NOMINEES, TOO

Meron/Zadan 09:28:45;08

we need to understand that these people are scared to death./ "That's why/

we're/not gonna do all the comedy up front" /and as people are more and

more nervous as the night goes on, she can relax them.

ELLEN HERSELF TOLD ROBIN ROBERTS SHE'D BE GETTING OFF THE STAGE AND GETTING

INTO THE MIX.

I'm now working on what I'm doing throughout the whole show, 'cause I'll be

in the audience a lot and playing with people a lot. So there's gonna be a

lot of-- playing with people in the audience all throughout the show.

We're bringing her into the audience so that we feel like you're going to

her home for a dinner party and you're getting to hang out with Ellen and

these movie stars.

THE PRODUCING PAIR OFFERED MORE TASTY TEASES ABOUT WHAT VIEWERS CAN LOOK

FORWARD TOINCLUDING NEWS OF 1 POWERHOUSE POP STAR.

What can we expect to see Pink do?

Here's the big reveal. Pink is gonna sing.

We're able to utilize Pink in the Oscar show in a way that the audience is

not expecting to see her.

You have a theme of heroes this year.

MALE VOICE: 09:20:36;14

animated heroes/the everyday heroes, like everybody from Atticus Finch to

Norma Rae And then we have our popular heroes, which is everybody from

Harry Potter to-- Indiana Jones

THE ACTOR NOW PLAYING THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN WILL FIGURE PROMINENTLY.

going to be a new superhero that is inducted into the fraternity of

superheroes.

How'd you get Bette Midler, who'd never performed on the Oscars beforehow

did you get her?

We just wanted Bette on the show. /We have a really special emotional

sequence for Bette /And we went to rehearsals the other day & she has you

in tears. So we're excited.

A SUPERTIGHT BEST PICTURE RACE WILL CAUSE SOME EXCITEMENT, TOO

What makes this statue different from all other statues?

that is the Mount Olympus of awards. And that's something that I hope

everybody aspires to do. Return to index of stories...


H TEASE-1 SHOT VO


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

IT'S A DEVASTATING EFFECT OF AN OVER-ABUNDANCE OF SNOW.

AVALANCHES HAVE SWEPT THROUGHT MONTANA

AND RESIDENTS ARE LEAVING QUICK!

MORE ON THE CONTINUING DANGER. Return to index of stories...


WILD WEATHER IN THE MIDWEST-VOTOPS


SNOW AND ICE WREAKING HAVOC ACROSS THE MIDWEST THIS MORNING

THIS WINTER HAS BEEN TREACHEROUS FOR DRIVERS UP NORTH.

THE ICY CONDITIONS ARE MAKING CARS LOSE CONTROL, AND CAUSING ACCIDENTS ON THE HIGHWAYS ONE IN MINNESOTA YESTERDAY, TAKING THE LIVES OF THREE COLLEGE STUDENTS.

FOR COMMUTERS AND RESIDENTS, PARKING CONDITIONS ARE QUICKLY BECOMING A NIGHTMARE.

GIVING IT A HARD START TO WHAT SHOULD BE THE LAST MONTH OF WINTER Return to index of stories...


FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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FORECAST-WX WALL


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.

We've got an absolutely gorgeous weekend in the works across Southwest Florida with abundant sunshine, comfortable temperatures and low humidity.

After starting our Saturday morning in the 40s and 50s, temps will climb rather quickly through the day. By midday, most of us will warm into the mid to upper 70s with daytime highs right around 80 degrees.

Since the atmosphere is so dry and stable, rain will stay out of our forecast through the entire weekend.

Another cool but pleasant evening is in store tonight, but it won't be quite as cool as last night. With a clear sky in place, temps will drop into the upper 50s to low 60s along the coast and down to the low to mid 50s deep inland through early Sunday morning.

A little fog may form during the predawn hours Sunday, but it won't last for long. Sunshine will dominate our weather once again on Sunday, and temperatures will get a little boost as temps reach the low to mid 80s during the afternoon.

The nice weather continues into the upcoming week. We'll enjoy plenty of sunshine Monday and Tuesday, and temperatures will be warmer than average with highs in the mid 80s.

Rain won't creep back into the forecast until the end of the week, and forecast models hint at the potential for some strong thunderstorms Thursday into Friday as a powerful low pressure system moves across the Florida peninsula.

A blast of cooler weather will likely these storms from Friday into the upcoming weekend. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL GOLF COURSE-VO


LOOKING AHEAD ON MONDAY.

CAPE CORAL LEADERS WILL DISUCSS THE FUTURE OF A BLIGHTED GOLF COURSE IN THE SOUTHEAST CAPE.

CITY MANAGER JOHN SZERLAG MET WITH THE PROPERTY OWNERS THIS WEEK TO WEIGH THE OPTIONS.

ONE OPTION IS TO BUY THE LAND FOR TEN MILLION DOLLARS.

THE MOST FAVORED IDEA IS TO CREATE A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTERSHIP.

IF THEY DO THAT THEY'LL STILL BE ABLE TO BUILD A SMALL PARK AND ADD DEVELOPMENT. Return to index of stories...


ATL LUCKY LOTTO WINNER-OC VO


AN ATLANTA AREA MAN IS NOT JUST A LOTTERY WINNER, BUT A LUCKY LOTTERY WINNER.

GREGORY JARRETT FOUND A POWERBALL TICKET WORTH ONE-MILLION-DOLLARS WHILE CLEANING HIS ROOM.

THE DECATUR MAN'S TICKET MATCHED FIVE NUMBERS FROM THE JANUARY 15TH DRAWING.

JARRETT BOUGHT THE TICKET AT A FOOD MART IN ATLANTA AND COLLECTED HIS PRIZE FEBRURAY 18TH.

HE SAYS THE NUMBERS WERE A COMBINATION OF HIS SIBLINGS' BIRTHDAYS. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA ON JOBS-trxOTS


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS CHALLENGING CONGRESS TO HELP HIM CREATE JOBS AND REBUILD THE NATION'S INFRASTRUCTURE.

MR. OBAMA SAYS A BILL IS NOW BEFORE CONGRESS THAT WOULD CREATE A NETWORK OF HIGH-TECH MANUFACTURING HUBS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

HE SAYS HE'LL SEND CONGRESS A BUDGET NEXT WEEK THAT WOULD REBUILD TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS AND SUPPORT MILLIONS OF JOBS. Return to index of stories...


MONTANA AVALANCHE-VO


THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FOUND ALIVE AFTER AN AVALANCHE ROARED INTO THE WESTERN MONTANA CITY OF MISSOULA AND DESTROYED A HOUSE.

POLICE SAY AN ELDERLY COUPLE AND AN 8-YEAR-OLD BOY WERE RESCUED AFTER THE AVALANCHE FRIDAY.

THE AVALANCHE SLID DOWN MOUNT JUMBO.

AUTHORITIES SAY AVALANCHE CONDITIONS AROUND THE CITY REMAIN DANGEROUS.

POLICE ARE ASKING RESIDENTS IN VULNERABLE NEIGHBORHOODS TO CONSIDER LEAVING. Return to index of stories...


MN CAR PILEUP-trxVOTOPS


IT WAS A ROUGH COMMUTE FOR MANY IN MINNESOTA FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

AFTER A BLAST OF WINTER WEATHER LED TO A MAJOR ACCIDENT INVOLVING DOZENS OF VEHICLES.

IT SHUT DOWN INTERSTATE 35 FOR HOURS!

NONE OF THEIR DRIVERS SERIOUSLY INJURED. Return to index of stories...


SPIDERMAN FAN-OC, (2) SS


A FORT MYERS BOY FIGHTING LEUKEMIA RECEIVED A SPECIAL CALL YESTERDAY.

CHASE JOHNSON IS 8 YEARS OLD AND LOVES SPIDERMAN.

SOMEONE WAS ABLE TO PULL SOME STRINGS AND ARRANGED FOR CHASE TO FACETIME WITH ACTOR ANDREW GARFIELD.

HE'S PLAYED SPIDERMAN IN THE LAST COUPLE FILMS.

UNFORTUNATLEY CHASE WASN'T FEELING WELL AND COULDN'T TALK.

GARFIELD SENT A CARE PACKAGE FILLED WITH TOYS AND AN AUTOGRAPHED PICTURE. Return to index of stories...


HOOTERS MARATHON-CG TOPS


THE HOOTERS HALF MARATHON IS TOMORROW IN FORT MYERS.

NEARLY 12-RUNNERS ARE REGISTRED.

THE RACE STARTS AT 7.

THE COURSE BEGINS AND ENDS AT THE HOOTERS NEAR THE EDISON MALL. THE ROUTES GOES DOWN COLONIAL ONTO MCGREGOR, THROUGH THE DOWNTOWN RIVER DISTRICT AND OVER THE EDISON BRIDGE.

THE HALF MARATHON BENEFITS THE MOFFITT CANCER CENTER IN TAMPA.

SINCE IT'S INCEPTION, THE HALF MARATHON HAS RAISED OVER 160-THOUSAND FOR CANCER RESEARCH. Return to index of stories...


ROCKIN BY THE BAY-CG TOPS


TODAY'S THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH --

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

IT'S TONIGHT FROM 5:30 TO 9 AT BAYFRONT NAPLES.

THE TRIBUTE IS TO LEGEND ROD STEWART.

OUR OWN CLAY MILLER WILL BE EMCEEING.

AND IT'S FREE! Return to index of stories...


BUCKET LIST BASH-OC FSS


AND TONIGHT, HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WILL HEAD TO THE NAPLES JET CENTER TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.

IT'S THE ANNUAL BUCKET LIST BASH, ALWAYS A POPULAR EVENT ON THE SOCIAL CALENDAR.

THE THEME THIS YEAR, FLY ME TO THE MOON!

GUESTS WILL ENJOY A GREAT MEAL AND SOME WONDERFUL WINES, AND BID ON SOME ONE OF A KIND AUCTION ITEMS.

THE MONEY RAISED HELPS WITH CANCER RESEARCH AND FUNDS LOCAL PROGRAMS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SEVEN-2 SHOT


COMING UP - WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

AND METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING WILL HAVE A FINAL LOOK AT TODAY'S WEATHER FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


TRASH OR TREASURE-SOTTOPS


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TRASH OR TREASURE-PKG


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CAPE GOLF COURSE-TRX-VOTOPS-WIPE


RECAPPING SOME OF OUR BIG STORIES.

MONDAY IN THE CAPE,

LEADERS WILL DISUCSS THE FUTURE OF A BLIGHTED GOLF COURSE.

IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT,

COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL CONSIDER BUYING THE SOUTH CAPE PROPERTY.

CITY MANAGER JOHN SZERLAG MET WITH THE PROPERTY OWNERS TO WEIGH THE OPTIONS

ONE IS TO BUY IT FOR TEN MILLION DOLLARS.

COUNT ON NBC2 TO BRING YOU UPDATES,

ONCE CAPE LEADERS MEET MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


DOGS ADOPTED-VOTOPWP


15 RESCUED DOGS IN LEE COUNTY HAVE A BIG DAY IN STORE!

HOPEFULLY THEY'RE BEING ADOPTED OUT THIS MORNING.

THE FORT MYERS OWNERS TURNED THEM OVER AFTER AUTHORITIES LEARNED THEY WERE LIVING IN HORRIBLE CONDITIONS.

ADOPTIONS HAVE ALREADY STARTED,

BUT WITH SUCH HIGH DEMAND FOR THE PUPS ALREADY,

THE LIKELIHOOD ANY OF THEM ARE LEFT IS SLIM.

AMAZINGLY *ALL 15 WERE SUITABLE FOR NEW HOMES. Return to index of stories...


FM DRUG BUST-2 SS TOPS


WE HAVE NEW INFORMATION ABOUT 3 PEOPLE BUSTED FOR TRAFFICKING HEROIN.

THE THREE PEOPLE ON YOUR SCREEN REMAIN IN JAIL THIS MORNING.

THEY WERE ARRESTED AFTER A 2 MONTH UNDERCOVER STING.

FORT MYERS POLICE RAIDED A HOME ON WINKLER AVENUE FRIDAY.

ON THE PROPERTY -

HEROIN, COCAINE AND MARIJUANA. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BEER FEST-SSTOPS


IT'S A GREAT DAY TO GET OUTDOORS!

THREE CHEERS FOR BEER!

THE NAPLES CRAFT BEER FEST IS TODAY IN NAPLES.

HEAD TO BAYFRONT FROM 12-4.

DOZENS OF BEERS WILL BE AVAILABLE, AND 15 RESTAURANTS ARE SERVING UP FOOD.

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


GREEK FEST-VOTOPS


CAN YOU SMELL THE LAMB KABOBS.

HOW DOES A LITTLE GREEK FOOD SOUND?

YOU'RE IN LUCK,

AS THE ANNUAL GREEK FEST GETS UNDERWAY IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

HEAD TO THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH ON CYPRESS LAKE DRIVE FROM 11 TO 11.

FIVE DOLLARS GETS YOU IN THE GATE.

BRING MORE MONEY IF YOU WANT TO EAT!

KIDS UNDER 12 ARE FREE. Return to index of stories...


TWINS RED SOX-VOTOPS


SWING BATTER, BATTER!

IT'S A BIG DAY ON THE DIAMOND AT HAMMOND STADIUM,

AS THE TWINS PLAY HOST TO THE RED SOX.

FIRST PITCH FOR THE TWINS HOME OPENER IS AT 1:05.

BUT THE RED SOX WILL BE LOOKING FOR PAYBACK,

AFTER GETTING STOMPED 8 TO 2 AT JEBLUE YESTERDAY.

ALSO TODAY AT HAMMOND,

THE FIRST PHASE OF A NEARLY 50 MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION PROJECT SET TO BE COMPLETE. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-2 SHOT


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2-SHOT


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CREDITS-REM LIVE


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