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DIRECTORS PAGE CAPE CORAL MAYORAL FIGHT-VO
HLA boat fire-TRX VOTOPS CAPE POLICE ADVISORY BOARD-ONCAM
HLB former dunbar player arrested-TRX-SS(2) CAPE CORAL GOLF COURSE-VO
HLC kids left in the woods-TRX-VO GAS PRICES-OC CG OC BNR
5PM OPEN-CLIP GASPARILLA ISLAND SEAWALL-VO
TOSS TO CHARLIE-3SS EAniBx SIX MILE CYPRESS SLOUGH-VO
BOAT FIRE OFF SWFL COAST-REM7 LEGISLATIVE SESSION STARTS TUE-ONCAM
BOAT FIRE OFF SWFL COAST-VO WIPE MORAL MONDAY PROTEST-VO WIPE
BOAT FIRE OFF SWFL COAST-2 SOT MORAL MONDAY PROTEST-SOTVO
BOAT FIRE OFF SWFL COAST-REM7 TEASE ONE-CLIP
BREAKING CLIP-CLIP TZ1 A) KIDS LEFT IN THE WOODS-SOTVO WIPE
TOSS TO TY-trx 2 SS TZ1 B) 3D MAMMOGRAMS-VOTOPS
NORTH NAPLES BRUSH FIRE-LIVEU2-RTR1 MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
NORTH NAPLES BRUSH FIRE-VO WIPE ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
NORTH NAPLES BRUSH FIRE-SOTVO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
NORTH NAPLES BRUSH FIRE-LIVEU2-RTR1 KIDS LEFT IN THE WOODS-trx ONCAM
TOSS TO STEVE-trx OC EAniBx KIDS LEFT IN THE WOODS-PKG
FORMER DUNBAR PLAYER ARRESTED-REM2 TEASE TWO-1 SHOT
FORMER DUNBAR PLAYER ARRESTED-VO TZ2 A) 3D MAMMOGRAMS-VO WIPE
FORMER DUNBAR PLAYER ARRESTED-REM2 TZ2 B) sanibel boat fire-VOTOPS
ROBERT WX HIT-trx WALL VO OMNI PROPANE FOR PARATRANSIT VEHICLES-ONCAM
FLIGHT DELAYS-OC MITTO BNR KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE-OC SS OC BNR
CASTOR SENTENCING-OC VO OC 3D MAMMOGRAMS-ONCAM
CAPE ATTEMPTED MURDER SUICIDE-ZM MAP VO 3D MAMMOGRAMS-PKG
DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-SS VO 3D MAMMOGRAMS-OC BNR
MISSING JUVENILE SAFE-SS NEW AT 530-BNR-OC
FORT MYERS FIRE-VO A) CASTOR SENTENCE-SOTVO
HIDDEN OAKS NOROVIRUS UPDATE-VO B) MARCO ISLAND POLICE DEPT.-VOTOPS


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HLA boat fire-TRX VOTOPS


RIGHT NOW AT FIVE, INCREDIBLE NEW VIDEO OF A BOAT BURNING OFF THE COAST OF SANIBEL ISLAND.

YOU COULD SEE THE SMOKE FROM MILES AWAY.

NBC2 IS LIVE WITH NEW DETAILS ON THE RESCUE OF THE TWO PEOPLE WHO HAD TO JUMP OVERBOARD TO STAY ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


HLB former dunbar player arrested-TRX-SS(2)


A FORMER HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STANDOUT - SENT TO JAIL AFTER A VIOLENT ENCOUNTER WITH A LEE COUNTY DEPUTY --

NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE K-9 PARTNER, THAT STOPPED THE SITUATION BEFORE IT GOT OUT OF HAND. Return to index of stories...


HLC kids left in the woods-TRX-VO


AND THREE SMALL KIDS FOUND WANDERING ALONE IN THE WOODS -- WHILE DEPUTIES CLAIM THEIR PARENTS WENT OFF TO SMOKE METH. Return to index of stories...


5PM OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO CHARLIE-3SS EAniBx


BREAKING NEW DETAILS AND IMAGES AT 5 OF A YACHT FIRE OFF THE COAST OF SANIBEL THAT FORCED A COUPLE TO JUMP INTO THE OPEN WATER.

THESE PICTURES ARE INCREDIBLE.

THIS ONE IS FROM THE COAST GUARD.

A VIEWER SHARED THIS ONE FROM SHORE.

YOU CAN SEE FIRST RESPONDERS SPRAYING WATER ON THE FIRE.

PEOPLE AS FAR AWAY AS FORT MYERS BEACH COULD SEE THE SMOKE.

AND IN THE LAST 15 MINUTES, WE'VE GOTTEN VIDEO OF THE BOAT AS IT BURNED.

NBC2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN IS LIVE ON SANIBEL WITH THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


BOAT FIRE OFF SWFL COAST-REM7


IT'S INCREDIBLE THE TWO PEOPLE WHO WERE ON THAT BOAT NOT ONLY SURVIVED -- WHAT'S MORE INCREDIBLE, THEY DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL!

EMERGENCY CREWS BROUGHT THEM TO SHORE RIGHT HERE JUST AFTER NOON.

THEY WERE ON THEIR YACHT ON THEIR WAY TO CAPTIVA WHEN IT CAUGHT FIRE. Return to index of stories...


BOAT FIRE OFF SWFL COAST-VO WIPE


EMERGENCY CREWS AND VIEWERS TOOK THESE PICTURES.

THE SANIBEL FIRE CHIEF SAYS FLAMES WERE 15-20 FEET HIGH - THERE WasN'T

MUCH FIRE FIGHTERS COULD DO - THE BOAT SANK.

THE COUPLE ON BOARD TELLS ME AN ALARM STARTED GOING OFF AND THE BOAT

FILLED WITH SMOKE.

THEY JUMPED OVER BOARD RIGHT AWAY.

FOLKS MILES AWAY ON THE SHORE TELL US WHAT THEY SAW. Return to index of stories...


BOAT FIRE OFF SWFL COAST-2 SOT


Tia Sponsler, Ohio

00:57:06 all of a sudden I looked over and I was like whys that

mushroom cloud? It was just this big brown cloud. We must have just

got here right when it did it.00:57:13

Gary Hamby, Georgia

00;54:47 it looked like an engine fire or an oil fire an it kept on

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BOAT FIRE OFF SWFL COAST-REM7


THE TWO PEOPLE ON BOARD ARE BACK HOME AND DOING WELL.

THEYRE TOO SHAKEN TO SPEAK ON CAMERA- BUT I DID SPEAK WITH THEM OFF CAMERA.

WE'LL SHARE MORE OF THEIR FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE AT SIX.

ON SANIBEL CK NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING CLIP-CLIP


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TOSS TO TY-trx 2 SS


RIGHT NOW -- NEW INFORMATION ON A BRUSH FIRE NEAR THE LEE-COLLIER COUNTY LINE.

THE 15-ACRE FIRE -- NEAR U-S 41 AND OLD 41 ROAD -- IS 50-PERCENT CONTAINED.

FIREFIGHTERS TELL US --

THEY'RE GETTING HELP FROM THE WIND.

THE FIRE WAS HEADED TOWARD THE MEADOW BROOK PRESERVE APARTMENTS WHEN IT FIRST STARTED --

NOW IT'S HEADING AWAY.

RIGHT NOW --

CREWS ARE MAKING A FIRE LINE AROUND THE BURNED AREA.

NO WORD YET ON A CAUSE.

BRUSH FIRE TRUCKS PLAN TO BE OUT THERE -- THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT

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NORTH NAPLES BRUSH FIRE-LIVEU2-RTR1


*15 ACRES

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NORTH NAPLES BRUSH FIRE-VO WIPE


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NORTH NAPLES BRUSH FIRE-SOTVO


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NORTH NAPLES BRUSH FIRE-LIVEU2-RTR1


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TOSS TO STEVE-trx OC EAniBx


A FORMER DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STANDOUT IS IN JAIL TONIGHT -- ACCUSED OF ATTACKING A LEE COUNTY DEPUTY AND REACHING FOR A REVOLVER DURING A STRUGGLE.

TONIGHT WE'VE LEARNED THE DRAMATIC DETAILS ABOUT WHAT LED UP TO HIS ARREST.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION JOINS US LIVE FROM LEHIGH ACRES WITH DEVELOPING DETAILS.

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FORMER DUNBAR PLAYER ARRESTED-REM2


A POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE SCENE HAPPENED HERE JUST BEFORE THREE A-M SUNDAY.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTY GUS VALLEJO CLAIMS HE STOPPED BRYANT HERE IN LEHIGH -

AFTER SPOTTING HIM LOOKING INTO VEHICLES. Return to index of stories...


FORMER DUNBAR PLAYER ARRESTED-VO


WHAT HAPPENED NEXT LED TO THIS MORNING'S COURT APPEARANCE.

INVESTIGATORS CLAIM BRYANT STARTED TO REACH INTO HIS POCKET.

THE DEPUTY ORDERED HIM TO STOP - BUT SAYS HE SAY HE DIDN'T LISTEN INSTEAD TURNED VIOLENT.

DEPUTY VALLEJO CLAIMS BRYANT TRIED TO CHOKE HIM AS THEY STRUGGLED FOR THE UPPER HAND.

IT'S IN THAT MOMENT -

VALLEJO'S K9 BALA WHO WAS IN THE SQUAD CAR. GOES INTO ACTION AND HELPS THE DEPUTY.

INVESTIGATORS CLAIM IN BRYANT'S POCKET WAS A REVOLVER. Return to index of stories...


FORMER DUNBAR PLAYER ARRESTED-REM2


BRYANT REMAINS IN JAIL TONIGHT ON NO-BOND BECAUSE OF A PREVIOUS CHARGE.

COMING UP AT SIX, I'LL EXPLAIN HOW THAT K-9 WAS ABLE TO GET PAST A CLOSED DOOR TO HELP HER PARTNER.

IT'S SOMETHING NOT OFTEN USED. BUT ARGUABLY SOMETHING THAT MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE THIS WEEKEND.

LIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES, STEVE CAMPION, NBC2 Return to index of stories...


ROBERT WX HIT-trx WALL VO OMNI


WEATHER

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

MORE NICE WEATHER

After a beautiful weekend. there are a couple more nice days to come. The forecast tonight continues to present quiet weather with mostly clear skies. Lows this evening drop back to the lower 60's along the coast and upper 50's inland. There could be some morning fog again this morning and a few inland locations may have reduced visibility to start the day on Tuesday.

It looks like another nice afternoon tomorrow with mostly sunny skies and highs in the lower 80's. A sea breeze in the afternoon will cap the temperatures in the upper 70's on the beaches.

The extended forecast does call for a pretty good chance of showers and thunderstorms on Thursday as a cold front is forecast to cross the area and give us the only shot at rain this week. In the long-range forecast it appears we will be lucky enough to have more great weather in place by this coming weekend. Return to index of stories...


FLIGHT DELAYS-OC MITTO BNR


THE WINTER WEATHER IS IMPACTING FLIGHTS IN AND OUT OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

FLIGHTS TO AND FROM BALTIMORE ARE CANCELED.

SO IS ONE FROM PHILADELPHIA.

MORE THAN A DOZEN OTHER FLIGHTS ARE DELAYED, TO AND FROM PLACES LIKE DETROIT, BOSTON AND MILWAUKEE.

TO SEE IF YOUR FLIGHT IS ON TIME, HEAD TO OUR WEB SITE, NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


CASTOR SENTENCING-OC VO OC


IT'S LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE FOR A CAPE CORAL MAN WHO KILLED HIS NEIGBOR.

ANDREW CASTOR HELD HIS HEAD LOW AND DIDN'T SAY A WORD AS A JUDGE TOLD HIM TODAY HE'LL NEVER GET OUT OF PRISON.

CASTOR STALKED 21 YEAR-OLD BIANCA INTERIANO. THEN DRAGGED HER INTO HER BEDROOM WHERE HE STABBED HER TO DEATH IN 2008.

BIANCA'S FATHER SPOKE OUT IN COURT.

YOU'LL HEAR FROM HIM COMING UP AT 5:55. Return to index of stories...


CAPE ATTEMPTED MURDER SUICIDE-ZM MAP VO


THE WOMAN SHOT BY HER BOYFRIEND IN the CAPE ON SATURDAY NIGHT IS IMPROVING.

IT HAPPENED ON SOUTHEAST 7TH STREET NEAR CULTURAL PARK BOULEVARD.

OFFICERS SAY DONALD CLAYTON MAXWELL SHOT LINDA MARIE MAXWELL IN THE HEAD.

TODAY, DOCTORS UPGRADED HER CONDITION TO FAIR.

MAXWELL KILLED HIMSELF AFTER A STANDOFF WITH OFFICERS.

NEIGHBORS TELL US THEY WERE A COUPLE, AND THEY WERE NEW TO THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-SS VO


WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON A DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN LEE COUNTY.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED 25 YEAR OLD HOPE KIMBER.

SHE MADE HER FIRST APPEARANCE IN FRONT OF A JUDGE TODAY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE AND A MAN STOLE A CAR THEN TRIED TO RUN OVER DEPUTIES.

THEY SHOT *HIM EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AT THE PILOT TRUCK STOP NEAR LUCKETT ROAD.

THE MAN IS RECOVERING IN THE HOSPTIAL. Return to index of stories...


MISSING JUVENILE SAFE-SS


A TEEN REPORTED MISSING HAS RETURNED HOME, AND IS SAFE.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES TOLD US ABOUT ALICIA ROSALES LAST FRIDAY.

THE 16 -YEAR OLD WAS GONE FOR ABOUT A WEEK, AND RELATIVES WERE CONCERNED.

NO WORD ABOUT HER DISAPPEARANCE - BUT AGAIN, WE'VE LEARNED ALICIA IS SAFE. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS FIRE-VO


A VACANT HOUSE CAUGHT FIRE THIS MORNING IN FORT MYERS.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY SOMETHING WAS SMOLDERING INSIDE BUT THEY GOT TO THE HOUSE ON JACKSON STREET BEOFE YOU COULD EVEN SEE FLAMES. Return to index of stories...


HIDDEN OAKS NOROVIRUS UPDATE-VO


A NOROVIRUS OUTBREAK IS STARTING TO GET UNDER CONTROL AT A FORT MYERS NURSING HOME.

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS THE VIRUS HAS STOPPED SPREADING AT HIDDEN OAKS ASSISTED LIVING AND ALZHEIMER'S RESIDENCE.

THE FAST-SPREADING GASTROINTESTINAL VIRUS GOT AT LEAST 57 RESIDENTS AND STAFF MEMBERS SICK IN THE PAST WEEK. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL MAYORAL FIGHT-VO


CAPE CORAL'S FORMER MAYOR, JOHN SULLIVAN, IS ASKING A LEE COUNTY JUDGE FOR A CHANGE OF HEART.

MARNI SAWICKI WON THE ELECTION BY 121 VOTES.

SULLIVAN'S CAMP WANTS THE RESULTS THROWN OUT.

THE JUDGE SLAMMED THEIR CASE IN HER RULING TWO WEEKS AGO, CALLING IT "MERITLESS" AND NOT BROUGHT FORWARD IN GOOD FAITH.

SULLIVAN'S LAWYER ARGUES THE ELECTION BROKE STATE LAW, SAYING THE CITY'S CHARTER DOESN'T SPECIFICALLY STATE WHO SHOULD SIT ON THE CANVASSING BOARD. Return to index of stories...


CAPE POLICE ADVISORY BOARD-ONCAM


CAPE CORAL'S TOP COP WANTS THE CITY'S POLICE REVIEW BOARD, AXED.

IN A MEMO OBTAINED BY NBC-2, CHIEF BART CONNELLY ARGUES THE BOARD "HAS NOT PROVED A BENEFIT TO OUR CITIZENS."

IN 2011, FORMER COUNCIL MEMBER BILL DEILE URGED THE CITY TO CREATE THE BOARD.

HE ARGUED IT GAVE THE PEOPLE MORE POWER OVER THE DEPARTMENT.

CITY LEADERS PLAN TO DISCUSS THE CHIEF'S RECOMMENDATION AT TONIGHT'S COUNCIL MEETING. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL GOLF COURSE-VO


TONIGHT, CAPE COUNCIL MAY DECIDE WHAT TO DO WITH THE CITY'S BIGGEST EYESORE.

IT'S THE OLD "GOLF CLUB" PROPERTY IN THE SOUTH CAPE.

CITY MANAGER JOHN SZERLAG SAYS THERE ARE THREE OPTIONS.

DO NOTHING, BUY THE PROPERTY, OR ENTER INTO A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP.

HE RECOMMENDS THE PARTNERSHIP.

THE IDEA DEVELOPS THE INTERIOR OF THE 175-ACRE PROPERTY AND CREATES A LINEAR PARK SURROUNDING IT.

COUNCIL PLANS TO DISCUSS THE COURSE'S FUTURE AT THIS EVENING'S MEETING. Return to index of stories...


GAS PRICES-OC CG OC BNR


GAS PRICES ARE LEVELING OFF IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ACCORDING TO TRIPLE-A, WE'RE PAYING AN AVERAGE OF 3-49 IN THE FORT MYERS CAPE CORAL AREA.

THAT'S THE SAME PRICE AS YESTERDAY AND ABOUT THE SAME AS LAST WEEK, BUT 13 CENTS MORE THAN A MONTH AGO.

WE HAVE A LIST OF THE CHEAPEST PLACES TO FILL UP ON OUR WEB SITE.

GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE PUMP PATROL PAGE. Return to index of stories...


GASPARILLA ISLAND SEAWALL-VO


LEE COUNTY LEADERS ARE THINKING ABOUT A PLAN TO FIX THE SEAWALL AT GASPARILLA ISLAND STATE PARK.

IT'S ON BELCHER ROAD.

AND IT NEEDS SOME WORK.

THE TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL APPROVED 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF EMERGENCY FUNDING TO FIX IT.

LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NEED TO APPROVE IT.

WE EXPECT THEM TO VOTE ON IT TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


SIX MILE CYPRESS SLOUGH-VO


WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT A PLAN TO FIX UP THE SIX MILE CYPRESS SLOUGH PRESERVE.

THE GOAL IS TO NATURALLY REHYDRATE THE CYPRESS DOME ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE PRESERVE.

LEE COUNTY WOULD SPLIT THE COST OF THE 75-THOUSAND DOLLAR PROJECT WITH THE STATE.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL TAKE IT TO A VOTE TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


LEGISLATIVE SESSION STARTS TUE-ONCAM


THERE WILL BE A LOT OF NEWS COMING OUT OF TALLAHASSEE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS.

THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION STARTS TOMORROW - IT GOES UNTIL MAY SECOND.

GOVERNOR SCOTT IS KICKING IT OFF WITH HIS STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS.

RIGHT NOW - LAWMAKERS ARE WORKING WITH A BUDGET SURPLUS.

SOME OF THE HOT TOPICS INCLUDE PROTECTING CHILDREN, THE STATE PENSION SYSTEM AND GAMBLING. Return to index of stories...


MORAL MONDAY PROTEST-VO WIPE


TODAY ABOUT 400 FLORIDIANS RALLIED IN THE CAPITOL COURTYARD FOR WHAT WAS BILLED AS "MORAL MONDAY."

SPEAKERS AT THE RALLY CALLED FOR LAWMAKERS TO EXPAND MEDICAID, STOP THE STATE'S VOTER PURGE AND ROLL BACK THE "STAND YOUR GROUND" SELF-DEFENSE LAW.

NONE IS LIKELY TO OCCUR DURING THE SESSION.

PROTESTORS VOWED TO CARRY THEIR CONCERNS TO THE POLLS IN THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS THIS FALL.

THE HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER SAYS TOO MANY VOTERS' VOICES ARE GOING UNHEARD. Return to index of stories...


MORAL MONDAY PROTEST-SOTVO


"if we let leaders who represent just a portion of the state control the agenda, then you've got the wishes of so many floridians that are going unmet."

THE CONSERVATIVE AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY GROUP IS RALLYING TODAY FOR TAX CUTS, PENSION REFORM AND INCREASED SCHOOL CHOICE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-CLIP


:03 John Kersey, Called 911 "He was high. he was on something, that's for sure."

THAT MAN CALLED DEPUTIES ON TWO PEOPLE IN AN R-V PARK.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED THEM, *THEN THEY SAY THEY FOUND THEIR THREE YOUNG KIDS WANDERING ALONE IN THE WOODS.

PLUS: THE SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE IS COMING UP SATURDAY.

ALL WEEK LEADING UP TO THE FUNDRAISER, WE'RE LOOKING AT SOME NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER.

TONIGHT'S TOPIC IS 3-D MAMMOGRAMS.

WE FOUND OUT WHY DOCTORS AND PATIENTS LIKE THEM. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) KIDS LEFT IN THE WOODS-SOTVO WIPE


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TZ1 B) 3D MAMMOGRAMS-VOTOPS


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

MORE NICE WEATHER

After a beautiful weekend. there are a couple more nice days to come. The forecast tonight continues to present quiet weather with mostly clear skies. Lows this evening drop back to the lower 60's along the coast and upper 50's inland. There could be some morning fog again this morning and a few inland locations may have reduced visibility to start the day on Tuesday.

It looks like another nice afternoon tomorrow with mostly sunny skies and highs in the lower 80's. A sea breeze in the afternoon will cap the temperatures in the upper 70's on the beaches.

The extended forecast does call for a pretty good chance of showers and thunderstorms on Thursday as a cold front is forecast to cross the area and give us the only shot at rain this week. In the long-range forecast it appears we will be lucky enough to have more great weather in place by this coming weekend. Return to index of stories...


KIDS LEFT IN THE WOODS-trx ONCAM


A CHARLOTTE COUNTY COUPLE IS ACCUSED OF CHILD NEGLECT AFTER THEIR KIDS WERE FOUND WALKING THROUGH A PATCH OF PUNTA GORDA WOODS LOOKING FOR HELP.

DEPUTIES FIRST ARRESTED THE PARENTS FOR LOITERING AND PROWLING IN A NEIGHBORHOOD - HOURS AFTER THAT, THEIR CHILDREN WERE FOUND ALONE.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER IS IN PUNTA GORDA WHERE THE CHILDREN WERE FOUND - THE YOUNGEST, JUST SIX YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


KIDS LEFT IN THE WOODS-PKG


Lucas Seiler, Reporting The couple's kids were found right here walking through these woods - investigators tell us they were cold, tired and hungry - tonight, those parents are behind bars and kids in DCF custody.

"The young man seemed to be quite agitated."

PEOPLE IN WATER'S EDGE RESORT IN PUNTA GORDA AREN'T USED TO LOUD NOISES - KNOWN FOR PEACE AND QUIET, IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG BEFORE THE ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD KNEW A FEW PEOPLE WERE INSIDE WHO DIDN'T QUITE BELONG.

"Talking in a loud manner and just acting strangely."

ARTHUR GIASSON WENT OUTSIDE TO LOCK UP HIS FOUR WHEELER WHEN HE NOTICED A WOMAN STANDING BY THE TRAILERS AS ANOTHER MAN WALKED DOWN THE STREET AND ALLEGEDLY STARTED BANGING ON PEOPLES' DOORS ASKING TO BE LET INSIDE.

A RESIDENT CALLED THE SECURITY GUARD, JOHN KERSEY -

"The dome light was on but no one was there then I heard voice and I said hey you two."

KERSEY CALLED 911 AFTER AN UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO GET THE COUPLE TO LEAVE.

"He was high… he was on something that's for sure."

MICHAEL AND SARAH BUTCHER WERE ARRESTED FOR LOITERING AND PROWLING AND METH POSESSION - DURING THEIR BOOKING PROCESS, THE JAIL RECEIVED A STRANGE PHONE CALL FROM ANOTHER DEPUTY…

… HE'D LOCATED THREE KIDS CLAIMING THE BUTCHER'S WERE THEIR PARENTS - A SIX, EIGHT AND TEN YEAR-OLD WERE FOUND ABANDONED IN WOODS NEAR PIPER ROAD AND HENRY STREET.

"I didn't even know they had three kids… this is the first I heard they had three kids and to drop your kids off in the woods and just… it's… it's awful."

"That's terrible these young children have to put up with a couple of parents that are that neglectable of them."

DEPUTIES TELL US IT LOOKS AS THOUGH THE FAMILY WAS LIVING OUT OF A TRUCK - FILLED WITH SYRINGES AND OLD FOOD.

"Some people just don't deserve their children… I hope they get the proper care."

Lucas Seiler, Reporting It's unclear just how long these kids were abandoned in these woods… the parents are being held at the Charlotte County Jail without bond… Reporting in CC, LS, NBC2 Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1 SHOT


ALL WEEK, LEADING UP TO THE SUSAN G KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE, WE'RE LOOKING AT IMPORTANT TOPICS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER.

NEXT WE'RE SHOW-CASING THE BENEFITS OF 3-D MAMMOGRAMS.

WHY DOCTORS AND WOMEN INSIST THEY'RE BETTER AT DETECTING BREAST CANCER.

AND ALL NEW AT SIX -

WE JUST GOT FINISHED TALKING WITH THE LOCAL COUPLE, FORCED TO JUMP FROM THEIR BOAT AFTER IT CAUGHT FIRE.

AHEAD AT SIX - NEW DETAILS ABOUT THEIR TERRIFYING DAY. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) 3D MAMMOGRAMS-VO WIPE


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TZ2 B) sanibel boat fire-VOTOPS


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PROPANE FOR PARATRANSIT VEHICLES-ONCAM


TOMORROW LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL LOOK AT A PLAN TO "GO GREEN."

F-DOT IS OFFERING THE COUNTY 66-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN GRANTS TO RETROFIT FIVE PARA-TRANSIT VEHICLES FROM GASOLINE TO PROPANE.

THOSE VEHICLES GIVE RIDES TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

NO LOCAL MONEY IS REQUIRED.

LEE COUNTY STAFF ESTIMATES THE CHANGE WILL SAVE LEETRAN ABOUT 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR, SINCE PROPANE IS CHEAPER THAN REGULAR GASOLINE. Return to index of stories...


KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE-OC SS OC BNR


WE'RE JUST DAYS AWAY FROM THE SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE.

THE RACE IS 8AM -- SATURDAY, MARCH 8TH AT THE COCONUT POINT MALL IN ESTERO.

THE NBC 2 NEWS TEAM WILL BE THERE RAISING MONEY TO HELP BATTLE BREAST CANCER.

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


3D MAMMOGRAMS-ONCAM


AHEAD OF THIS WEEKEND'S RACE, WE HAVE A SPECIAL SERIES ON BREAST CANCER THAT RUNS ALL WEEK.

TONIGHT, NBC2'S NICK CILETTI SHOWS US HOW "3-D MAMMOGRAMS" -- APPROVED BY THE FDA IN 2011 AND NOW APPEARING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DOCTOR'S OFFICES -- ARE SAVING LIVES. Return to index of stories...


3D MAMMOGRAMS-PKG


NATS.

TISH SHEESLEY IS ABOUT TO DO SOMETHING SHE HASN'T DONE IN SIX YEARS!

First there was a divorce, then there was moving. Then you get some place and there's no health insurance. Then you finally get health insurance at some place and you're really busy at work.

BUT TODAY'S MAMMOGRAM LOOKS AND FEELS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN THE LAST.

99% of my patients want the 3D mammography

.

DR. HARMINDAR GILL'S BONITA SPRINGS OFFICE IS ONE OF THREE LOCATIONS WE FOUND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THAT OFFERS 3D MAMMOGRAMS.

You can actually look into the breast tissue in a very, very detailed fashion. One millimeter thick intervals

WITH THESE NEW DETAILS IMAGED…DR. GILL SPOTTED WHAT SHE BELIEVES TO BE A SMALL CYST IN TISH'S BREAST.

DR. GILL SAYS IT WOULD HAVE GONE UNDETECTED WITH THE STANDARD 2D IMAGE.

NATS

TISH SAYS THERE'S ANOTHER REASON TO LOVE 3D MAMMOGRAMS -- THE COMFORT FACTOR.

33:16 - 33:31

Somehow when you're doing that arm reach that you have to do for the machine you're not feeling as much pinching as you had been feeling before and certainly not as much discomfort as you're making that stretch and making the squish!

ALL WOMEN CAN ELECT TO GET 3D MAMMOGRAMS, BUT DR. GILL SAYS THERE ARE ESPECIALLY GREAT FOR

-WOMEN WITH HIGH DENSITY BREAT TISSUE

-WOMEN WHO ARE BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS

-AND WOMEN WHO HAVE THE BRCA 1 OR BRCA 2 GENES

THE PROCEDURE IS NOT USUALLY COVERED BY INSURANCE

DR. GILL'S PATIENTS PAY AN EXTRA $69 FOR THE SERVICE.

FOR TISH.THE EXTRA PEACE OF MIND IS WELL-WORTH IT THE COST.

you're looking at the 2D over here and you're looking at the slicing of the 3D over here and you're like, "ok! That was worth every penny!

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3D MAMMOGRAMS-OC BNR


3D MAMMOGRAMS DO EXPOSE WOMEN TO A HIGHER DOSE OF RADIATION.

BUT THE HOPE IS THAT THE MORE DETAILED IMAGE WILL CUT DOWN ON THE NUMBER OF RE-SCREENINGS AND BIOPSIES, WOMEN HAVE TO UNDERGO.

IN THE LONG RUN - THAT WOULD ACTUALLY DECREASE THEIR EXPOSURE TO RADIATION BECAUSE THEY WOULD GET FEWER TESTS.

FOR A LIST OF THE LOCATIONS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THAT OFFER 3D MAMMOGRAMS

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TODAY A JUDGE SAID A CAPE CORAL MURDERER IS NEVER GETTING OUT OF PRISON.

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"I hope andrew one day recognize it's a mistake."

NBC 2 WAS IN THE COURTOOM.AS FAMILY OF THE VICTIM SPOKE.

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A) CASTOR SENTENCE-SOTVO


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B) MARCO ISLAND POLICE DEPT.-VOTOPS


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