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DIRECTORS PAGE KOMEN RACE FOR CURE-SSTOPS
NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS TEASE ONE
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP TZ1 A) pot hole scanner-2SH, SOTVO
CHARCO CHILD NEGLECT ARREST-OC-TURN-2SH TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
CHARCO CHILD NEGLECT ARREST-BNR-PKG 6PM PROMO-SOTTOPS
TOSS TO CHARLIE-trxNATVO, EANIBX STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
SANIBEL BOAT FIRE-REM-LIVE ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
SANIBEL BOAT FIRE-BNR-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
SANIBEL BOAT FIRE-REM-LIVE POT HOLE SCANNER IN LEE COUNTY-trxVOTOPS, 2SH
TOSS TO STEVE-OC, EANIBOX POT HOLE SCANNER IN LEE COUNTY-BNR-PKG
FORMER DUNBAR PLAYER IN COURT-REM-LIVE POT HOLE SCANNER IN LEE COUNTY-OC, CG
FORMER DUNBAR PLAYER IN COURT-BNR-PKG FGCU MADNESS TICKET SALES-VO-WIPE
FORMER DUNBAR PLAYER IN COURT-REM-LIVE FGCU MADNESS TICKET SALES-SOTVO
NORTH NAPLES BRUSH FIRE-trxOC, SS, VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
CHARCO SEX WITH MINOR-SS OC FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-ON CAM
COLLIER BOMB THREAT ARREST-OC, SOTVO, SS FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-VOTOPS-WIPE
GRAND THEFT FIREARM ARREST-SS FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-SOT-WIPE
NOROVIRUS IMPROVING-trxOC, SS, VO ASUN HONORS-CG-VIDBOX-WIPE
TOP 5 BILLS TO WATCH-trxOC, (3)CGR FLORIDA STILL #1-VOTOPS-WIPE
GOV SCOTT SOS-ONCAM JAYS TWINS BASEBALL-VOTOPS
HERTZ MISSES DEADLINE-VO RED SOX SCORE-ON CAM
CAPE CORAL ATTEMPTED MURDER SUICIDE-OC, ZM, VO PHILS RAYS BASEBALL-VOTOPS-WIPE
LEE CO DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-VO, SS TAMPA BAY JERSEYS-VOTOPS
LEE CO DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-VOTOPS, SS SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-ON CAM
CAPE HIRING WORKERS-OC ALL NEW AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
I75 DIRECT CONNECT-trxOC, SS 11 PM TEASE-NWSRM-VO
3D MAMMOGRAM IN SWFL-VO-WIPE READ ACROSS AMERICA-(2)SS
3D MAMMOGRAM IN SWFL-SOTVO WIPE CLOSE-4SHOT


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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


New Details

Children Abandoned

RIGHT NOW AT SIX.

THREE CHILDREN IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY WERE FOUND FRIGHTENED AND ALONE IN THE WOODS.

DEPUTIES SAY THEIR PARENTS ABANDONED THEM TO GO LOOKING FOR DRUGS.

:05 Arthur Giasson, Witness "Some people just don't deserve their children and. I hope they get the proper care."

Developing at 6:00

Up In Flames

PLUS - A COUPLE ENJOYING THE DAY ON THE WATER WAS FORCED TO JUMP OVERBOARD. WHEN A FIRE STARTED ON THEIR BOAT.

NBC-2 HAS NEW DETAILS ABOUT THEIR DRAMATIC RESCUE.

AND.

it starts rolling and captures images every 20 feet down the road.

exclusive

Paving Priorities

ONLY NBC-2 UNCOVERS HOW THIS OVERSIZED TRUCK IS THE DIFFERENCE IN WHETHER YOUR STREET GETS PAVED. OR PASSED OVER. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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CHARCO CHILD NEGLECT ARREST-OC-TURN-2SH


3 CHILDREN - ABANDONED BY THEIR PARENTS IN A WOODED AREA OF PUNTA GORDA.

COLD, HUNGRY, AND TIRED, THEY WANDERED FOR NEARLY TWO MILES BEFORE FINDING AN OFFICER TO HELP THEM.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER DISCOVERED THEIR PARENTS WERE AT A NEARBY R-V PARK. WHERE INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY WERE DOING METH. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO CHILD NEGLECT ARREST-BNR-PKG


"Talking in a loud manner and acting strange…"

IT'S AN ENTRY ARTHUR GIASSON WILL NEVER FORGET.

NOT ONLY WERE THERE TWO PEOPLE ON HIS STREET SCREAMING WHO WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO BE THERE TO BEGIN WITH, BUT HE SAYS THEY WERE TRYING TO GET INTO HIS NEIGHBOR'S HOMES.

"The young man seemed to be quite agitated."

MICHAEL AND SARAH BUTCHER ARE ACCUSED OF ILLEGALLY ENTERING WATER'S EDGE RESORT - INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY ARRESTED THEM FOR LOITERING AND PROWLING AND METH POSESSION.

JOHN KERSEY, THE NEIGHBORS SECURITY GUARD CALLED 911.

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

ALTHOUGH THE SUSPECTED INTRUDERS' STORY TOOK AN UNEXPECTED TURN NOT LONG AFTER THEY ARRIVED IN JAIL.

SU The couple's kids were found right here - tired, cold and hungry - behind bars now, the kids are in DCF custody

"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."

INVESTIGATORS AREN'T SURE HOW LONG THE KIDS WERE ABANDONED - BUT DO TELL US IT APPEARS THEY WERE LIVING OUT OF A TRUCK - FILLED WITH SYRINGES AND OLD FOOD.

IN PG, LS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHARLIE-trxNATVO, EANIBX


A FIRE ON BOARD A BOAT MILES FROM SHORE -- THE COUPLE ON BOARD, LEFT WITH NO CHOICE BUT TO JUMP INTO THE OPEN GULF WATERS TO SURVIVE.

VIDEO SHOWS A BLACK PLUME OF SMOKE RISING FROM THE YACHT -- THIS WAS JUST BEFORE NOON TODAY A FEW MILES OFF THE COAST OF SANIBEL.

NBC-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN IS LIVE ON THE ISLAND.

CHARLIE - YOU GOT TO SPEAK WITH THE BOAT OWNERS. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL BOAT FIRE-REM-LIVE


CARL AND TERRI NATALE ARE LUCKY TO BE ALIVE TONIGHT.

THEY WERE ON THEIR 64-FOOT YACHT THIS MORNING HEADING TO CAPTIVA WHEN IT CAUGHT FIRE.

THEY SPOKE WITH ME ABOUT THE FEARFUL MOMENTS BEFORE JUMPIMG OVER BOARD INTO THE GULF. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL BOAT FIRE-BNR-PKG


Nats-

BLACK SMOKE FILLS THE AIR- THE SAME SMOKE WHICH TOOL CARL NATALE'S BREATHE AWAY.

THE 71-YEAR-OLD LIFELONG BOATER SAYS AN ALARM STARTED GOING OFF ON HIS 64-FOOT YACHT THIS MORNING.

HE OPENED THE HATCH TO CHECK IT OUT AND A WALL OF SMOKE AND HEAT KNOCKED HIM TO HIS KNEES.

SOT

The smoke was choking us, the wind was against us the only way we could survive was to go overboard.

FROM SHORE BEACH GOERS TOOK PHOTOS AND WATCHED A CLOUD BUILD ON THE HORIZON

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

CARL AND HIS WIFE TERRI MANAGED TO JUMP OVER BOARD BEFORE FLAMES OVERTOOK THE DECK.

Chief Daniel Duncan

00:05:11 there was a big column of smoke, flames we're probably going 15-20 feet in the air. 00:05:15

THE SANIBEL FIRE CHIEF SAYS FIREFIGHTERS CAN'T DO MUCH TO STOP A BOAT FIRE SO BIG.

Chuck Prevoire, Massachussetts

00:56:37 from a distance it looked like tires burning, that's what it looked like. 00;56:44

CARL SAYS A NEARBY BOAT PICKED HIM OUT OF THE WATER QUICKLY AND THEN FIRST RESPONDERS GOT THEM TO SHORE. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL BOAT FIRE-REM-LIVE


INCREDIBLY- NEITHER ONE OF THESE PEOPLE WERE INJURED. THEY DIDN'T EVEN GONTO THE HOSPITAL.

JUST THANKFUL FOR ALL THE FORST RESPONSERS.

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TOSS TO STEVE-OC, EANIBOX


A K-9 DEPUTY LIKELY SAVED HIS HANDLER'S LIFE DURING AN ARREST THIS WEEKEND.

THE DEPUTY SAYS A SUSPECT CHOKED HIM AND REACHED FOR A GUN.

NBC-2'S STEVE CAMPION IS LIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES TO EXPLAIN HOW THE DOG JUMPED TO THE RESCUE.

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FORMER DUNBAR PLAYER IN COURT-REM-LIVE


INVESTIGATORS CLAIM MARQUISE BRYANT -- A FORMER DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STANDOUT -- REACHED FOR A REVOLVER

- BEFORE TRYING TO CHOKE DEPUTY GUS VALLEJO.

VALLEJO SAYS HE STOPPED BRYANT AND ANOTHER PERSON -

AFTER SPOTTING THEM LOOKING INTO CARS AROUND 2-30 SUNDAY MORNING. HERE NEAR GUNNERY ROAD.

TODAY, THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAID. THINGS MAY HAVE ENDED DIFFERENTLY IF IT WASN'T FOR THIS TECHNOLOGY. Return to index of stories...


FORMER DUNBAR PLAYER IN COURT-BNR-PKG


TAKE NATS - PAUSE FOR 6 SECONDS

"barking. barking"

DEPUTIES SHOWED US HOW WITH ONE PUSH ON THEIR BELT -

THEY CAN HIT THE "BAIL BUTTON."

THAT REMOTELY OPENS THEIR SQUAD CAR DOOR AND ALLOWS A K-9 TO ESCAPE AND HELP THEIR PARTNER.

DEPUTY VALLEJO CREDITS THE BUTTON FOR ALLOW HIS DOG BALA.

TO ASSIST HIM AS HE FOUGHT WITH BRYANT.

BALA BIT THE FOOTBALL STANDOUT ON THE THIGH -

ALLOWING VALLEJO TO GET THE UPPER HAND.

TAKE SOT

Sgt. Frank Glover, Lee County Sheriff's Office

0729 "You have handlers who've had not access to their dogs. Like I said if they're fighting with somebody they can't get back to the car to get the dog. The dog in there is out of the game. This brings the dog back into the game."

TAKE VO

SERGEANT GLOVER - WHO YOU JUST HEARD THERE - SAYS THIS TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN USED JUST A HANDFUL OF TIMES OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS.

HE POINTS TO THIS WEEKEND'S ALTERCATION AS PROOF - IT WORKS WHEN IT MATTERS THE MOST. Return to index of stories...


FORMER DUNBAR PLAYER IN COURT-REM-LIVE


AS FOR BRYANT WHO ALREADY RECEIVED AN OFFER TO PLAY BALL AS A U-S-F-BULL -

HE SITS IN JAIL TONIGHT WITH NO BOND BECAUSE OF A PREVIOUS GUN CHARGE.

HE'S BACK IN COURT LATER THIS MONTH.

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NORTH NAPLES BRUSH FIRE-trxOC, SS, VO


NEW RIGHT NOW - FIREFIGHTERS TELL NBC2 A BRUSH FIRE IN NORTH NAPLES IS 100% CONTAINED.

THIS IS NEAR THE LEE AND COLLIER COUNTY LINE. WHERE 41 AND OLD 41 MEET.

IN THE LAST 15 MINUTES WE'VE LEARNED THE FIRE WAS STARTED BY A HOMELESS PERSON COOKING IN THE WOODS.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY HE WON'T BE CHARGED BECAUSE IT WAS AN ACCIDENT.

A BRUSH FIRE TRUCK WILL STAY ON SCENE THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT TO MONITOR THE AREA FOR HOT SPOTS. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO SEX WITH MINOR-SS OC


A FORT MYERS WOMAN IS ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A TEENAGE BOY, WHILE HIS MOM WAS OUT OF THE HOUSE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY 30 YEAR OLD SHAHNA FRANKLIN WOULD DRIVE TO PORT CHARLOTTE TO HAVE SEX WITH A 17 YEAR OLD.

HE TOLD HIS MOM AND SHE WENT TO DEPUTIES.

DETECTIVES SAY THEY MET THROUGH A WEBSITE CALLED: MEET ME - A SOCIAL MEDIA SITE THAT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO MEET OTHERS IN THEIR AREA.

FRANKLIN IS NOW IN JAIL ON 50-THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BOMB THREAT ARREST-OC, SOTVO, SS


TODAY, NAPLES POLICE RELEASED THE 911 CALL FROM A BOMB THREAT THAT SHUT DOWN A MAJOR INTERSECTION.

:23 "And it said: Everyone get out, there's a bomb.:26 Um, we're searching the place right now, but I know we're supposed to call it in.":30

IT HAPPENED THURSDAY NIGHT AT JUSTIN'S PLACE.

IT'S AFFILIATED WITH THE HOMELESS SHELTER SAINT MATTHEW'S HOUSE.

NO BOMB WAS FOUND.

INVESTIGATORS SAY 57 YEAR OLD JAMES DUFFY MADE THE PRANK CALL.

HE FACES A FELONY CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


GRAND THEFT FIREARM ARREST-SS


CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY A WOMAN WAS WORKING WITH SOMEONE ELSE WHEN SHE STOLE DOZENS OF GUNS FROM AN ENGLEWOOD HOME.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HER BOYFRIEND, JAMES STANKIEWICZ HELPED HER.

STANKIEWICZ AND JANICE RACKL ARE ACCUSED OF BREAKING INTO A HOME AND STEALING GUNS, AMMUNITION, AND VALUABLE PAINTINGS.

BOTH ARE IN JAIL. Return to index of stories...


NOROVIRUS IMPROVING-trxOC, SS, VO


A HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS VIRUS HAS STOPPED SPREADING AT A FORT MYERS NURSING HOME.

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS HIDDEN OAKS ASSISTED LIVING NO LONGER HAS A NOROVIRUS OUTBREAK.

AT LEAST 57 PEOPLE WERE INFECTED WITH THE GASTROINTESTINAL VIRUS LAST WEEK.

OFFICIALS SHUT DOWN THE FACILITY - BANNING FAMILY MEMBERS FROM VISITING LOVED ONES.

BUT NO NEW CASES HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN THE PAST TWO DAYS. Return to index of stories...


TOP 5 BILLS TO WATCH-trxOC, (3)CGR


TOMORROW, FLORIDA LAWMAKERS HEAD TO TALLAHASSEE FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

THERE ARE A FEW BILLS, WE WILL BE WATCHING AS THEY MOVE TOWARD the DESK OF GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT.

ONE WOULD ALLOW PEOPLE TO APPLY FOR CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMITS AT THE TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE.

THE MOVE WOULD EASE THE BACKLOG OF APPLICATIONS.

IT'S EXPECTED TO PASS.

ANOTHER BILL WOULD ADDRESS THE GROWING HIKES IN FLOOD INSURANCE.

PRIVATE INSURERS WOULD BE ABLE TO MARKET POLICIES TO HOMEOWNERS.

AND SOME LAWMAKERS ARE PUSHING FOR A TANNING LAW.

THE BILL WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL FOR MINORS TO USE TANNING SALONS, BECAUSE OF SKIN CANCER RISKS. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT SOS-ONCAM


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WILL KICK OFF THE SESSION WITH HIS STATE OF THE STATE SPEECH.

HE'S EXPECTED TO ASK LAWMAKERS TO APPROVE HIS TAX CUT PROPOSAL.

HE ALSO WANTS TO KEEP COLLEGE TUITION RATES THE SAME. Return to index of stories...


HERTZ MISSES DEADLINE-VO


HERTZ WILL MISS A FEDERAL DEADLINE.

THE COMPANY WAS SUPPOSED TO FILE ITS EARNING TODAY.

HERTZ TOLD THE SECURITY AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION THAT THERE WERE PROBLEMS WHILE PREPARING ITS FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

HERTZ WILL GET A 15 DAYS EXTENSION TO HAND IN THE PAPERWORK.

COMPANY EXECS EXPECT TO MEET THAT DEADLINE.

MEANWHILE - WORK CONTINUES ON THE COMPANY'S BRAND NEW MULTIMILLION DOLLAR HEADQUARTERS DOWN IN ESTERO. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL ATTEMPTED MURDER SUICIDE-OC, ZM, VO


AN NBC2 UPDATE HERE -

WE'VE LEARNED - A WOMAN'S CONDITION IS IMPROVING AFTER A MAN TRIED TO KILL HER - THEN TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF.

IT HAPPENED SATURDAY NIGHT IN A QUIET CAPE CORAL COMMUNITY - ON THE 600 BLOCK OF SOUTHEAST SEVENTH STREET.

INVESTIGATORS SAY DONALD MAXWELL SHOT LINDA MAXWELL IN THE HEAD.

HE WAS IN A 3-HOUR STANDOFF WITH POLICE. BEFORE HE TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF.

LINDA WAS RUSHED TO LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

WE'RE TOLD SHE IS IN FAIR CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-VO, SS


INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY'VE CAUGHT A WOMAN INVOLVED IN THIS WEEKEND'S DEPUTY- INVOLVED SHOOTING.

TODAY, 25 YEAR OLD, HOPE KIMBER, APPEARED BEFORE A JUDGE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

DEPUTIES SAY SHE STOLE A CAR WITH A GUY WHO TRIED TO RUN OVER DEPUTIES.

IT HAPPENED EARLY SUNDAY MORNING, AT THE PILOT GAS STATION NEAR I-75 AND LUCKETT ROAD.

WHEN DEPUTIES TRIED TO APPROACH THEM. THE GUY SLAMMED ON THE GAS AND TRIED TO RUN OVER AUTHORITIES. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-VOTOPS, SS


HE CRASHED INTO AN 18 WHEELER AND TRIED TO RUN AWAY.

INVESTIGATORS SHOT HIM AND HE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

HIS NAME IS NOT BEING RELEASED UNTIL HE'S ARRESTED.

HOPE KIMBER IS FACING VEHICLE THEFT AND DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY CHARGES.

SHE'S IN JAIL ON 40-THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND. Return to index of stories...


CAPE HIRING WORKERS-OC


ALL NEW AT SIX -

THE CAPE CORAL CITY COUNCIL JUST APPROVED THE HIRING OF 22 FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES.

THE WORKERS WILL BE ADDED TO THE UTILITY DEPARTMENT.

THE COST - AN ESTIMATED AT 350-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

UTILITY DIRECTOR, JEFF PEARSON SAYS THE CITY'S WATER AND SEWER FUND SHOULD COVER THE COST AND THE NEW HIRES WILL NOT IMPACT RATES. Return to index of stories...


I75 DIRECT CONNECT-trxOC, SS


NEW AT SIX - A TRAFFIC ALERT FOR DRIVERS HEADING TO THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

CREWS WILL SHUT DOWN A TURN LANE TO R-S-W.

THE NORTHBOUND TURN LANE FROM TREELINE AVENUE INTO THE AIRPORT WILL CLOSE.

IT SHUTS DOWN AT 9 O'CLOCK TONIGHT AND WILL RE-OPEN AT 5 O'CLOCK TOMORROW MORNING.

IT'S PART OF THE DIRECT CONNECTION FROM INTERSTATE 75 TO R-S-W. Return to index of stories...


3D MAMMOGRAM IN SWFL-VO-WIPE


WE ARE JUST DAYS AWAY FROM THE SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE AT COCONUT POINT.

TONIGHT, NBC-2 IS TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER.

3-D MAMMOGRAMS ARE BECOMING MORE POPULAR.

THEY ARE ENCOURAGED FOR WOMEN WITH HIGH DENSITY BREAST TISSUE, BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS, AND WOMAN WITH CERTAIN GENES LINKED TO CANCER.

3-D MAMMOGRAMS ARE NOT USUALLY COVERED BY INSURANCE.

THE IMAGES COST 70 DOLLARS EXTRA. Return to index of stories...


3D MAMMOGRAM IN SWFL-SOTVO WIPE


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!

IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THERE ARE JUST THREE PLACES TO GET THE NEW SCAN.

YOU CAN FIND THE FACILITIES UNDER THE NEWSLINKS TAB ON NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


KOMEN RACE FOR CURE-SSTOPS


IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS YEAR'S SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE.

IT'S THIS SATURDAY AT THE COCONUT POINT MALL IN ESTERO.

ALL THE MONEY GOES TOWARD LOCAL CHARITIES THAT SUPPORT THE BATTLE AGAINST BREAST CANCER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


SOME PEOPLE IN LEHIGH ACRES WANT TO KNOW WHEN THEIR POT HOLE FILLED ROADS WILL GET SOME T-L-C.

horrible, deplorable conditions. Some roads I will detour and actually go around.

ONLY NBC-2 EXPOSES THE COMBINATION OF HIGH-TECH EQUIPMENT AND A LOT OF MILEAGE THAT DECIDES WHICH ROADS ARE PAVED.

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TZ1 A) pot hole scanner-2SH, SOTVO


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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOTTOPS


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


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.

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...


POT HOLE SCANNER IN LEE COUNTY-trxVOTOPS, 2SH


BROKEN DOWN, SCATTERED ROCK, FULL OF POTHOLES.

SOME ROADS ACROSS LEE COUNTY ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF REPAIR -

ESPECIALLY IN LEHIGH ACRES.

NBC 2'S JOE ROETZ GOT AN EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT HOW THE COUNTY DECIDES WHICH ROADS GET PRIORITY. Return to index of stories...


POT HOLE SCANNER IN LEE COUNTY-BNR-PKG


IT'S BEEN 7 LONG YEARS -

WITH A BROKEN DOWN ROAD.

horrible, deplorable conditions. Some roads I will detour and actually go around.

SYLVIA ROSS CAN'T STAND THE CONDITION OF ROADS RUNNING THROUGH LEHIGH ACRES.

who gets to decide whose road gets paved and whose doesn't?

NATS- TRUCK DRIVEBY

MEET DARIN LEYDIG AND PAUL STINE -

TOGETHER, THIS TEAM COVERS A LOT OF ROAD.

300 MILES IN LEE COUNTY THIS YEAR ALONE.

this year were areas North of the River, Boca Grande, Pine Island.

LEE COUNTY'S DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTS THEIR COMPANY - AND THEIR OVERSIZED TRUCK.

EQUIPPED WITH HALF A DOZEN CAMERAS AND A SET OF LASERS-

THEY DRIVE UP AND DOWN STREETS MEASURING EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY.

it starts rolling and captures images every 20 feet down the road.

All that camera and laser data is fed into the truck where it is carefully watched by an engineer. Then it is put on a hard drive and sent to Harrisburg PA to be analyzed.

Nats

It's all then sent back to Lee County, printed out on maps where the Department of Transportation figures out which roads to pave first.

the lighter colors are worst and the darker colors are better.

D-O-T DIRECTOR RANDY CERCHIE OFTEN HAS HIS EYES ON LEHIGH ACRES-

WITH MORE THAN HALF THE COUNTY'S 3000 MILES OF PAVEMENT.

there are some roads out there, the asphalt isn't in good shape, but no one lives out there. So we wouldn't pave it. We do look at demographics as well.

IT COST 100-THOUSAND TO MAP AND STUDY THE STREETS -

A SMALL PRICE COMPARED TO THE 3 MILLION SPENT PAVING THEM EACH YEAR.

it made me feel good because my tax dollars are at work.

IN LEE COUNTY, JOE ROETZ, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


POT HOLE SCANNER IN LEE COUNTY-OC, CG


THE DATA WILL HOLD FOR UP TO THREE YEARS WHILE THE COUNTY WORKS TOWARD PAVING THOSE STREETS.

LEE COUNTY SETS ASIDE 3 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR TO RE-PAVE ROADS.

IT'S DIVIDED UP INTO THREE AREAS - LEHIGH ACRES, ALL OTHER LEE COUNTY MAINTAINED ROADS AND THEN MAJOR HIGHWAYS. Return to index of stories...


FGCU MADNESS TICKET SALES-VO-WIPE


DUNK CITY FEVER HITS FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY - AND ALL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE EAGLE'S MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM IS FIGHTING TO GET BACK TO THE N-C DOUBLE-A TOURNAMENT.

TICKET SALES SHOW A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT TO WITNESS HISTORY.

AT LAST CHECK LESS THAN 350 TICKETS ARE LEFT FOR TOMORROW NIGHT'S GAME.

THOSE TICKETS INCLUDE STANDING ROOM ONLY. Return to index of stories...


FGCU MADNESS TICKET SALES-SOTVO


---SOT---

Molly Nurczyk, FGCU Sophomore

09:45:48-:02

It's really exciting! I just can't wait to see if they make it.

Ken Kavanagh, FGCU Athletic Director

09:56:42-:47

It's been an added couple points at least for our team and I know our guys really enjoy playing here and the energy level it gives them.

SINCE LAST YEAR'S RUN TO THE SWEET 16, MERCHANDISE SALES AT F-G-C-U HAVE TRIPLED. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-ON CAM


YOU JUST SAW HOW EXCITED FANS ARE FOR THE GAME TOMORROW - HOW ABOUT THE PLAYERS AND COACHES NOW - EAGLES ARE THE NUMBER 1 OVERALL SEED - MEANING THEY WILL BE AT ALICO ARENA FOR ALL THE GAMES --

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FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-VOTOPS-WIPE


OF COURSE THAT BECOMES AN AFTER THOUGHT IF FGCU CAN'T GET PAST STETSON - EAGLES HAVE HAD SUCCESS AGAINST THE HATTERS - BEATING THEM TWICE THIS SEASON - INCLUDING THE CONTEST AT HOME ON A LAST SECOND SHOT FROM BERNARD THOMPSON - EAGLES MAY BE FACING THE 8 SEED - BUT AREN'T TAKING THEIR OPPONENT LIGHTLY -- Return to index of stories...


FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-SOT-WIPE


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ASUN HONORS-CG-VIDBOX-WIPE


EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON - THE ATLANTIC SUN ANNOUNCED IT'S ALL CONFERENCE AWARDS - FGCU WITH 3 PLAYERS ON THE LIST - GUARDS BRETT COMER AND BERNARD THOMPSON ON THE 1ST TEAM - COMER WITH 588 ASSISTS - 4TH MOST IN ASUN HISTORY - WHILE SENIOR CHASE FIELER MAKES THE 2ND TEAM -- MERCER COACH BOB HOFFMAN - COACH OF THE YEAR FOR THE 2ND CONSECUTIVE SEASON -- Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA STILL #1-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE LATEST AP AND USA TODAY POLLS OUT IN MEN'S BASKETBALL - FLORIDA STILL THE NUMBER 1 TEAM IN THE NATION - THEY HAVEN'T LOST SINCE DECEMBER - VIRGINIA MAKES THE BIGGEST JUMP - THEY ARE NOW AT NUMBER 5 --

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JAYS TWINS BASEBALL-VOTOPS


SPRING TRAINING. TWINS AND BLUE JAYS.

BOTTOM OF THE 1ST. BRIAN DOZIER WITH A SHOT DOWN THE LINE. AARON HICKS WITH SOME GIDDY UP. SCORING FROM FIRST.

THROW TO THE PLATE GETS AWAY. SO HERE COMES DOZIER. 2-0 TWINS

MINNESOTA GETS THE WIN. 12-2. AND THEIR SPLIT SQUAD - ALSO A WINNER 9 TO 2 AGAINST BALTIMORE -- Return to index of stories...


RED SOX SCORE-ON CAM


THE BOSTON RED SOX WERE UP IN BRADENTON THIS AFTERNOON - PITTSBURGH THOUGH GETS THE BEST OF THEM - 7 TO 6 THE FINAL - SOX ARE HOME TOMORROW FOR THE RAYS ---

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PHILS RAYS BASEBALL-VOTOPS-WIPE


MATT MOORE ON THE HILL TODAY FOR THE TAMPA BAY RAYS - THEY WERE HOSTING THE PHILLIES - MOORE GETTING THE STRIKEOUT HERE - HE GOES 1 2/3 INNING - NO RUNS ALLOWED - MOVE AHEAD TO THE 7TH - TIED AT 1 - RAY OH-MAY-DOH WITH A SINGLE THAT JUST GETS INTO CENTER FIELD - SCORING 2 - RAYS WITH A 5 SPOT IN THE 7TH - THEY WIN 6-1 Return to index of stories...


TAMPA BAY JERSEYS-VOTOPS


NFL NEWS - THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS RELEASING THEIR NEW LOOK FOR THE 2014 SEASON - BLACK PANTS AND HELMETS WITH A WHITE JERSEY TOP - A NEWER, BOLDER LOOK FOR THE BUCS --

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SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-ON CAM


AND FINALLY THE MIAMI DOLPHINS HAVE RESIGNED ALL-PRO CORNERBACK BRENT GRIMES TO A 4 YEAR DEAL WORTH 32 MILLION - 16 OF THAT GUARANTEED - THAT'S SPORTS -- BACK AFTER THIS -- Return to index of stories...


ALL NEW AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-NWSRM-VO


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READ ACROSS AMERICA-(2)SS


IT IS READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK.

TODAY, I WAS HONORED TO READ THE CAT IN THE HAT TO KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS AT SUNSHINE ELEMENTARY IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE KIDS WERE GREAT LISTENERS.

PROBABLY DIDN'T HURT THAT THE PRINCIPAL WAS IN THE CLASSROOM WHILE I READ.

THAT'S MR. DAVIS IN THE CAT IN THE HAT OUTFIT.

IT WAS A LOT OF FUN. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...