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ANCHOR SUPERS STATE OF THE STATE-NEWSROOM
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FL SESSION-OC SS STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS WIPE
ELECTION KICKOFF-TRX VO PLASMA OBAMA BUDGET-VOTOPS
ELECTION KICKOFF-PKG PISTORIUS DAY 2-TRX VO TC MON
OFFICER INJURED-TRX VO SS PISTORIUS DAY 2-PKG
UKRAINE LATEST-TRX O ANI TOPS GREAT LAKES FROZEN-VO
UKRAINE LATEST-PKG GM & FORD SURPLUS-VO
STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOBACCO MERGER-VOTOPS
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FGCU VS STETSON-PKG SCOUTS USE CPR-2 SHOT
SPRING IS COMING-2 SHOT SCOUTS USE CPR-PKG
SPRING IS COMING-PKG TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
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WEATHER-STC WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
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WINTER COSTS-VO TOPS CHI FAT TUESDAY-PKG
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PARENTS SUED-TRX EBOX TOPS MARDI GRAS-2 SHOT
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BANK ATM UPGRADE-VO MARDI GRAS EVENING ON FIFTH-SS
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TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

DRIVERS ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY, ARE MOVING ONCE AGAIN.

EASTBOUND LANES CLOSED BECAUSE OF A VEHICLE FIRE.

HERE'S A PICTURE SHOWING THE DAMAGE.

TRAFFIC CAME TO A STAND-STILL AT MILE MARKER 77.

AROUND 10 THIS MORNING - WE SAW THICK BLACK SMOKE, COMING FROM THIS FIRE.

AGAIN - TRAFFIC IS BACK TO NORMAL ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY. Return to index of stories...


STATE OF THE STATE-TRX IRD 10


IT'S A BIG DAY IN TALLAHASSEE.

THE NEW LEGISLATIVE SESSION BEGINS.

RIGHT NOW GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS ADDRESSING THE LAWMAKERS DURING HIS STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS.

ON THE AGENDA FOR LEGISLATORS --- THERE'S A LOT!

TACKLING THE BUDGET AND TAX CUTS, CHILD PROTECTION, GAMBLING, GUN BILLS, HEALTH CARE, RETIREMENT,

SCHOOL CHOICE, COLLEGE TUITION, AND WATER WORRIES.

AT 12-30 NBC2'S JIM SPIEWAK WILL BREAK DOWN THE GOVERNOR'S SPEECH IN A LIVE REPORT. Return to index of stories...


FL SESSION-OC SS


THE GAVEL DROPS ON FLORIDA'S ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

SIXTY DAYS OF BILLS, MEETINGS, AND MAYBE SOME NEW LAWS AWAIT LEGISLATORS.

TOPPING TODAY'S AGENDA ---

A SERIES OF BILLS CRACKING DOWN ON SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS.

THE MEASURES ARE EXPECTED TO PASS THE FULL LEGISLATURE TODAY.

THE BILLS WOULD INCREASE THE MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCE FOR DANGEROUS SEXUAL FELONY OFFENDERS AND INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF PERSONAL INFORMATION THEY MUST PROVIDE TO AUTHORITIES. Return to index of stories...


ELECTION KICKOFF-TRX VO PLASMA


IN WASHINGTON, THE FUTURE OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SECOND TERM COULD BE AT STAKE.

THE MID-TERM PRIMARY SEASON KICKS OFF TODAY.

IT WILL DETERMINE WHO WILL CONTROL THE LEVERS OF POWER IN THE COMING YEARS.

NBC'S CHUCK TODD REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


ELECTION KICKOFF-PKG


The eight-month campaign sprint officially begins today, as Texas voters decide primaries up and down the ballot.

NATSOT FROM TEXAS

But these mid-term elections are going to end up being about one person who isn't on any ballot this year: President Obama, who is desperately trying to turn the campaign away from being about him:

SOT:

OPPORTUNITY FOR A FEW OR OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL. THAT'S WHAT THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT.

But the reality is, success or failure in this election all comes down to which party controls the Senate.

Democrats are playing defense; polls show the part is vulnerable in as many a DOZEN seats in the Senate. Republicans only need to win six for control.

And the GOP playbook? It's the same all over the country: make the election about President Obama and his health care law.

SOT:

IF I HAD MY WAY ABOUT IT, WE'D REPEAL OBAMACARE AND START ALL OVER AND GET IT RIGHT.

Many Democrats, particularly in the decisive red-state Senate races, are running scared.

In Kentucky, Alison Lundergan Grimes avoids health care, and says she doesn't need President Obama. Instead, she and other endangered Democrats are enlisting the help of another Democratic president.

SOT:

CLINTON: LOOK, I LOVE KENTUCKY. YOU'VE BEEN GOOD TO ME, YOU VOTED FOR ME TWICE

As for today's Texas races, two potential rising stars to keep an eye on.

NATSOT DAVIS

Democrats hope Wendy Davis' meteoric rise to national prominence translates into an upset over Republican Greg Abbott in the governor's race.

NATSOT BUSH

And Texas Republicans are poised to elect a third George Bush to office in 50 years. This one is Jeb Bush's son, George P. He's favored to win his first election as state land commissioner. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER INJURED-TRX VO SS


CHUCK TODD REPORTING.

NEW VIDEO OF 29-YEAR-OLD JAMES CANNON GOING BEFORE A JUDGE THIS MORNING --

HE'S THE MAN ACCUSED OF SLASHING HIS BOYFRIEND'S NECK WITH A RAZOR,

AND FOUND HIDING IN THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY HE WAS IN A CAR WITH HIS PARTNER WHEN HE CUT HIM,

THEN JUMPED OUT OF THE CAR AND TOOK OFF RUNNING

TODAY CANNON FACES AGGRAVATED BATTERY CHARGES.

HE'S BEING HELD ON 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.

AN OFFICER WAS ALSO INJURED DURING THE WHOLE THING.

OFFICER BENJAMIN JOHNSON WAS HURT AS THE VICTIM WAS SPEEDING TOWARD THE HOSPITAL,

RAN A RED LIGHT AND HIT HIS SQUAD CAR.

JOHNSON IS OKAY TODAY. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE LATEST-TRX O ANI TOPS


TURNING TO UKRAINE, RUSSIAN SOLDIERS FIRED WARNING SHOTS AT UKRAINIAN TROOPS TRYING TO REACH AN AIR BASE IN CRIMEA.

MEANTIME, RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN SPOKE OUT ABOUT THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE AND SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY ARRIVED IN KIEV.

BILL NEELY REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


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STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD


STOCKS MOVED SHARPLY HIGHER IN EARLY TRADING,

AMID HOPES THAT RUSSIA IS SOFTENING ITS POSITION ON UKRAINE.

TRADERS WERE RELIEVED THAT RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN ORDERED TROOPS PARTICIPATING IN MILITARY EXERCISES NEAR UKRAINE TO RETURN TO THEIR BASES.

LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD.

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


FGCU VS STETSON-2 SHOT


WE ARE NOW JUST 7 HOURS AWAY FROM THE BIGGEST GAME IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE FGCU EAGLES GO AGAINST THE STETSON HATTS IN THE A-SUN CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS.

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK REPORTS FROM ALICO ARENA WITH A PREVIEW OF

TONIGHT'S BIG GAME. Return to index of stories...


FGCU VS STETSON-PKG


THERE ARE NOW JUST ___ TICKETS LEFT FOR TONIGHT'S GAME.

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TONIGHT AT 7:00 THE NUMBER ONE SEED, FGCU WILL TAKE ON THE NUMBER 8

SEED, STETSON.

THIS MORNING PEOPLE LINED UP BEFORE THE BOX OFFICE EVEN OPENED UP, TO

GET THE LAST OF STANDING ROOM TICKETS.

TONIGHT WILL BE A HISTORICAL GAME FOR THE EAGLES-- IT'S THE FIRST TIME

THE MEN ARE ENTERING INTO THE A-SUN CHAMPIONSHIP AS THE NUMBER ONE

SEED.

IF THEY WIN TONIGHT-- TICKETS FOR THURSDAY' SEMI-FINALS WILL GO UP

FOR SALE ONLINE TONIGHT.

THEY WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE BOX TOMORROW MORNING.

ON CAM

IF YOU PURCHASED YOUR TICKETS FOR TONIGHT'S GAME ONLINE AND HAVEN'T

PICKED THEM UP AT THE BOX OFFICE. THE SALESMAN TELLS ME TO GET HERE

EARLY-- THEY ARE EXPECTING LONG LINES STARTING AT 5:30.

ON THE FGCU CAMPUS DK NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SPRING IS COMING-2 SHOT


IT'S A COLD, COLD TUESDAY FOR A LOT OF FOLKS, AS CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY WOKE UP TO RECORD LOWS THIS MORNING.

NEEDLESS TO SAY SPRING CAN'T COME FAST ENOUGH FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS.

NBC'S DYLAN DREYER LOOKS AHEAD TO WARMER DAYS. Return to index of stories...


SPRING IS COMING-PKG


HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL. INSPIRATIONAL WORDS BY POET ALEXANDER POPE.

BUT HARD TO BELIEVE AS THIS BRUTAL WINTER DRAGS ON.

BUT HAVE HOPE. IT'S A SCIENTIFIC FACT! WINTER WILL END AND SPRING WILL/i BEGIN.

ON MARCH 20TH, THIS YEAR'S VERNAL EQUINOX, THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE--our part of the earth--starts tilting CLOSER TO THE SUN. THAT FACT ALONE MEANS IT HAS TO WARM UP.

NOW WE'VE DONE OUR FAIR SHARE OF COMPLAINING.

sot - i'm sick of it. i'm tired.

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sot - i'm tired of shoveling,

AND FRANKLY, WE'VE EARNED THE RIGHT TO BE FRUSTRATED. winter WEATHER RECORDS HAVE BEEN shattered.

TOLEDO, OHIO HAS NEVER SEEN MORE SNOW - MORE THAN 76-INCHES.WHILE BILLINGS, MONTANA IS CLOSING IN ON 100-INCHES. AND MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN THE MERCURY DROPPED BELOW FREEZING FOR 75 DAYS STRAIGHT.

sot mos "i just want it to be gone.

IT'S NOT WEIRD FOR US TO FEEL THIS WAY…IN FACT, IT'S TOTALLY NATURAL

BUT THERE ARE WAYS TO OVERCOME THE WINTER BLUES.

sot - DR. SUE VARMA/PSYCHIATRIST - if you feel like you don't want to do something, that's absolutely the signal that your should be doing it. because whatever you do is probably going to be good for you. that includes going to the party, social support, exercise.

AND YOU CAN ALWAYS TAKE A VACATION. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE.

sot - travel agent from RI pkg "this year it's up 30 to 40%. a lot of walk-ins. a lot of people looking to get away.

BUT IF YOU SIMPLY CAN'T ESCAPE THE COLD, I OFFER YOU THIS. THERE ARE /iSIGNS OF SPRING:

MAJOR LEAGUERS ARE IN FLORIDA AND ARIZONA.AS SPRING TRAINING GETS INTO FULL SWING.

AND THE CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL IN THE NATION'S CAPTIOL IS LESS THAN THREE WEEKS AWAY.

PROOF THAT THERE'S A MUCH WARMER LIGHT DOWN A VERY COLD, SNOWY TUNNEL.

HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


DYLAN DREYER REPORTING.

MUST SEE VIDEO AT NOON.

A BEAR CUB IN CALIFORNIA IS CARRIED TO SAFETY.

A CONCERNING MOMENT FOR WILDLIFE OFFICERS,

SINCE BEARS SHOULD BE HIBERNATING RIGHT NOW.

WE'LL EXPLAIN.

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WEATHER-STC


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


NATIONAL PARKS-VO PLASMA


A NEW REPORT FINDS U-S NATIONAL PARKS ADD BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO THE ECONOMY.

VISITS TO PARKS IN 2012 GENERATED NEARLY $15 BILLION IN SPENDING IN "GATEWAY" COMMUNITIES, THOSE WITHIN 60 MILES OF A PARK.

THE REPORT ALSO FOUND THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN LAST FALL, LIKELY COST NATIONAL PARKS MORE THAN $414 MILLION IN LOST SPENDING. Return to index of stories...


WINTER COSTS-VO TOPS


MORE NEW NUMBERS OUT TODAY - ON HOW MUCH THE BRUTAL WINTER WEATHER IS COSTING TRAVELERS.

JANUARY'S WEATHER ALONE COST PASSENGERS 2 AND A HALF BILLION - ALL DUE TO FLIGHT DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS.

YOU MAY NOT KNOW - BUT WHEN YOUR FLIGHT IS CANCELLED - IT TAKES, ON AVERAGE, ABOUT 18 HOURS OF TRAVEL TIME TO FINALLY REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

DURING THAT TIME PEOPLE PAY FOR FOOD, A HOTEL ROOM, TAXI, A RENTAL CAR - EXPENSES THE AIRLINES DO NOT HAVE TO COVER.

WE'VE SEEN NEARLY 90-THOUSAND CANCELLATIONS SINCE DECEMBER. Return to index of stories...


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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.

"Another nice Tuesday"

It's been a gorgeous start to the first of week of March across Southwest Florida, with abundant sunshine and warm weather. A tranquil pattern will remain in place over the next couple of days keeping us on cruise control, before showers and storms return by late in the week.

Now that the fog has mixed out, mostly sunny skies will prevail through the mid morning with a few high clouds across the area. It will be another unseasonably warm day under sunshine and a few clouds with daytime temperatures climbing into the lower to middle 80s away from the coast. An afternoon gulf breeze will keep our beaches a few degrees cooler in the upper 70s to right around 80°.

With high humidity tonight and temperatures expected to lower into the 60s, we'll more than likely see a few patches of fog early tomorrow morning.

As high pressure slips east and weakens through Wednesday, we'll see a few more clouds across our skies. Our days will stay quite toasty with temperatures in the 80s. Our wind flow will begin to veer more south and southwest, allowing more moisture to move in across the peninsula keeping overnight temperatures in the middle 60s. A mainly dry weather pattern will stay in place through Wednesday, although a few isolated afternoon showers deep inland can't be ruled out. Showers and storms will be a good bet by Thursday as another storm system evolves and moves east across the Gulf of Mexico. Once the rain exits by early Friday, expect clearing skies and a slight cool down heading into next weekend with pleasant humidity values. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER SHOT ON CAMERA-NATS VO


AMAZING VIDEO FROM TEXAS TODAY.

AND WE WARN YOU,

YOU MIGHT FIND THE SHOOTING DISTURBING,

BUT THE OFFICER IS OKAY TODAY.

nats of gunfire

A TRAFFIC STOP BECOMES LIFE-THREATENING.

DEPUTY JAMES BOYD WALKS UP TO A CAR IN 2013.

THE DRIVER STARTS SHOOTING,

HITTING BOYD IN THE HEAD.

BOYD STAYED ON THE GROUND UNTIL A MAN FOUND HIM,

AND CALLED 911.

BOYD RECOVERED AFTER HAVING BRAIN SURGERY.

TODAY HE HAS TO WEAR A HEARING AID.

THE SHOOTER WAS KILLED A SHORT TIME LATER,

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MUST SEE VIDEO AT NOON.

WILDLIFE OFFICERS IN CALIFORNIA CARRY A BEAR CUB TO SAFETY, AFTER IT WANDERED ONTO A SKI RESORT.

THIS little GUY - SHOULD HAVE BEEN HIBERNATING FOR ANOTHER MONTH.

MIKE TESELLE REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


INJURED BEAR-PKG


KCRA3 WAS THERE AS THE INJURED BEAR WAS BROUGHT INTO LAKE TAHOE'S WILDLIFE CARE CENTER. THE SAME BEAR THAT SPARKED A BUZZ OF REACTION AND SHUT DOWN PART OF HEAVENLY SKI RESORT FOR THE MORNING BECAUSE IT WAS FOUND ON A SKI RUN.

When i got here the woman said the first tracks this morning were bear tracks.

Reporter: What was your reaction?

I was scared.

We had to wait two hours so they could go and catch the bear.

X-RAYS TAKEN RIGHT AFTER THE BEAR WAS RESCUED SHOWED NO BROKEN BONES JUST OPEN WOUNDS AND TRAUMA.

Anything could have caused it, a coyote, dogs, a fall down a mountain.

WILDLIFE OFFICIALS SAY WHEN THEY WEIGHED THE BEAR IT WEIGHED 49 POUNDS.

This is probably a little thinner than normal for a first year cub.

WHEN I ASKED WHETHER THIS INCIDENT WAS YET ANOTHER IMPACT OF THE DROUGHT THE ANSWER WAS IMMEDIATE AND DEFINITE.

Reporter: Is this yet another example of the drought?

Yes, definitely.

THAT'S BECAUSE WILDLIFE CARE OFFICIALS SAY IN A NORMAL WINTER THIS BEAR LIKELY NEVER WOULD HAVE WANDERED OUT ON A SKI RUN THIS EARLY IN MARCH.

He should still be sleeping for another month, in hibernation. But because of this up and down weather we are seeing chipmunks out a month early, we're getting robins coming out early. The wildlife are reacting to the drought. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


MIKE TESELLE REPORTING.

WHEN A CHILD TURNS 18 - WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THAT CHILD'S PARENTS?

ARE THERE ANY?

NEXT AT NOON -

WHAT THIS NEW JERSEY TEEN SAYS ABOUT HER PARENTS,

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FOR MOST PARENTS,

FIGHTING WITH THEIR TEENS IS ALL TOO FAMILIAR.

BUT ONE 18 YEAR OLD IS TAKING IT TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.

THE NEW JERSEY HONOR STUDENT IS SUING HER PARENTS OVER THE HOUSE RULES - ARGUING MOM AND DAD SHOULD PAY FOR HER EDUCATION, EVEN THOUGH SHE MOVED OUT.

RYAN SMITH REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


PARENTS SUED-PKG


THIS MORNING - A NEW JERSEY FAMILY HEADED TO COURT -- IN A CASE OF DAUGHTER

VS. PARENTS.

18-YEAR OLD RACHEL CANNING SUING HER PARENTS BECAUSE SHE SAYS THEY REFUSE TO

PAY FOR HER CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND FOR COLLEGE NEXT FALL

"Private school, new car college education that all comes with living under

our roof"

CANNING CLAIMS HER PARENTS KICKED HER OUT OF THEIR HOME WHEN SHE TURNED 18

LAST OCTOBER.

HER PARENTS SAY THEY NEVER THREW RACHEL OUT - THAT SHE LEFT VOLUNTARILY

BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T WANT TO FOLLOW THEIR HOUSE RULES.

EITHER WAY, THE HONOR STUDENT FILED A LAWSUIT JUST DAYS AGO -- ACCORDING TO

A NEW JERSEY NEWSPAPER, THE DAILY RECORD - SHE IS ASKING A JUDGE TO DECLARE

HER DEPENDENT ON HER PARENTS FOR SUPPORT AS A STUDENT.

"this is a case that is totally unsual, you never see child a bringing an

action to enforce rights against a parent"

THE DAILY RECORD REPORTS THAT CANNING HAS BEEN LIVING WITH THE FAMILY OF HER

BEST FRIEND. THE FRIEND'S FATHER, JOHN INGELSINO, IS AN ATTORNEY. HE'S

REPORTEDLY FUNDING CANNING'S LAWSUIT BUT NOT REPRESENTING HER -- SAYING HE

WANTS CANNING'S PARENTS TO FOOT THE BILL FOR LEGAL FEES TOO - SO FAR

TOTALING 13 GRAND.

"when are you really emancipateddate of emancipation becomes a fact finding

exploration by the court"

THIS CASE IS NOW RAISING QUESTIONS.

SHOULD PARENTS BE FORCED TO PAY FOR THEIR KIDS SCHOOL AND LIVING COSTS AFTER

THEY TURN 18?

"what she believe is that her parents committed to seeing her through

schooling and her career"

ABC NEWS REACHED OUT TO HER ABOUT THE LAWSUIT BUT HAS YET TO HEAR BACK.

HER FATHER SEAN - SAYS THE ENTIRE ORDEAL IS TEARING HIS FAMILY APART

"we'd be whole and healed as a family if she was back home. I think she's

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RYAN SMITH REPORTING.

TODAY - BANKS ARE RACING TO UPGRADE THEIR A-T-MS BEFORE THEY BECOME PRIME TARGETS FOR HACKERS.

AN ESTIMATED 95-PERCENT OF AMERICAN BANK A-T-MS RUN ON WINDOWS XP.

BUT MICROSOFT IS KILLING OFF TECH SUPPORT FOR IT APRIL 8TH.

THAT MEANS MICROSOFT WON'T ISSUE SECURITY UPDATES FOR WINDOWS XP.

NOW BANKS ARE WORKING TO REPLACE THEIR FLEET. Return to index of stories...


GENEVA AUTO SHOW-VO


DOZENS OF NEW CARS WILL PREMIER THIS WEEK AT THE GENEVA AUTO SHOW.

EUROPEAN CARMAKERS ARE SHIFTING FROM SURVIVAL TO REVIVAL THIS YEAR.

NEW CAR SALES THIS YEAR COULD JUMP BETWEEN TWO PERCENT AND FOUR PERCENT.

IT WOULD BE THE FIRST YEAR OF GAINS FOR NEW CAR SALES SINCE 2007.

LAMBORGHINI, MCLAREN AND FERRARI ARE ALL PRESENTING NEW MODELS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2 SHOT


THEIR MOTTO IS 'ALWAYS BE PREPARED'.

AND FOR SOME BOY SCOUTS IN TEXAS, THAT TRAINING PAID OFF.

you could just tell something was very wrong with him

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT AT NOON -

AND NOW MIGHT BE A GOOD TIME TO BUY A CAR.

WHY DEALERSHIPS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE DEALING WITH A SURPLUS. Return to index of stories...


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TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

EASTBOUND LANES OF I-75 AT MILE MARKER 77 - ALLIGATOR ALLEY, IS UP AND RUNNING AGAON.

A VEHICLE FIRE WAS SHOOTING THICK BLACK SMOKE INTO THE AIR.

THE FIRE STARTED JUST BEFORE 10 AM.

WESTBOUND LANES WERE CLOSED BRIEFLY BECAUSE OF SMOKE DRIFTING ACROSS THE HIGHWAY.

SLOW MOVING NOW THOUGH.

ALL ROADS ARE OPENED BACK UP. Return to index of stories...


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HAPPENING TODAY IN TALLAHASSEE - SOMETHING WE ARE CLOSELY FOLLOWING - GOVERNOR SCOTT DELIVERS HIS STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS.

NBC2'S JIM SPIEWAK IS FOLLOWING THE GOVERNOR'S ADDRESS.

HE'S IN THE NEWSROOM BREAKING DOWN SOME KEY POINTS GOVERNOR SCOTT JUST SPOKE ABOUT. Return to index of stories...


STATE OF THE STATE-NEWSROOM


THIS BEING AN ELECTION YEAR -

GOVERNOR SCOTT KEPT HIS ADDRESS SIMPLE WITH A 3 - PRONG APPROCH

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STATE OF THE STATE-VO


HIS FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS WAS THE ECONOMY.

HE REMINDS FLORIDIANS THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPPED FROM 11% TO 6.3%.

OVER THE LAST 3 YEARS --

FLORDIA HAS PAID DOWN $3.6 BILLION OF THE DEFICIT, CUT TAXES 24 TIMES AND WANTS TO CUT THEM AGAIN THIS YEAR $500 MILLION.

HE TALKED ABOUT BOTH PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION.

HE SAYS THE STATE WILL INVEST NEARLY $19 BILLION IN EDUCATION AND WANTS TO GET RID OF THE 15% INFLATION TUITION INCREASE.

LASTLY, GOVERNOR SCOTT TOUCHED ON JOBS SAYS FLORIDA HAS ADDED 400,000 SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


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STATE OF THE STATE-NEWSROOM


WHAT WE DID NOT HEAR DURING THE 50 MINUTE SPEECH WAS ANYTHING ABOUT "HEALTHCARE" OR "MEDICID EXPANSION."

THE BUDGET CURRENTLY SITS AT ABOUT $74 BILLION DOLLARS AS THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION IS NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE GOVERNOR WILL BE ANSWERING QUESTIONS ON HIS ADDRESS VIA FACEBOOK LATER TODAY.

WE'LL HAVE COVERAGE THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND REACTION FROM BOTH THE RIGHT AND LEFT ON ALL OF GOVERNOR SCOTT'S COMMENTS.

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NBC2 GETTING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE MAN, ACCUSED OF SLASHING HIS BOYFRIEND'S NECK WITH A RAZOR, AND WAS FOUND HIDING IN THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

NEW VIDEO OF 29-YEAR-OLD JAMES CANNON GOING BEFORE A JUDGE TODAY -

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY HE WAS IN A CAR WITH HIS PARTNER WHEN HE CUT HIM, THEN JUMPED OUT OF THE CAR AND TOOK OFF RUNNING.

CANNON IS NOW FACING AGGRAVATED BATTERY CHARGES.

NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH WAS IN COURT FOR US- AND HAS THE LATEST IN THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER INJURED-PKG


CANNON IS BEING HELD IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL ON 200 THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND FOR THE AGGRAVATED BATTERY WITH A DEADLY WEAPON CHARGE --

BUT WE'RE LEARNING HE WAS ALREADY WANTED ON DRUG CHARGES OUT OF BROWARD COUNTY --

VO:

WE'VE BEEN DOING SOME DIGGING INTO HIS BACKGROUND AND WE'RE LEARNING HE HAS A LENGTHY CRIMINAL HISTORY GOING BACK A DECADE -- RANGING FROM DRUGS TO THEFT EVEN BREAKING AND ENTERING.

WHILE HE'S BEING HELD ON BOND FOR THE BATTERY CHARGES TODAY -- HE'S ALSO BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND ON THAT PREVIOUS CHARGE OUT OF BROWARD COUNTY.

ON CAM:

HIS NEXT COURT DATE IS APRIL 7TH.

IN DTFM, CF, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER INJURED-OC SS


AN OFFICER WAS ALSO INJURED DURING THIS WHOLE THING.

HERE IS A PICTURE OF OFFICER BENJAMIN JOHNSON.

HE WAS HURT AS THE VICTIM WAS SPEEDING TOWARD THE HOSPITAL,

RAN A RED LIGHT AND HIT HIS SQUAD CAR.

POLICE SAY JOHNSON HAD MINOR INJURIES FROM THAT CRASH.

HE IS DOING FINE TODAY. Return to index of stories...


FL SESSION-OC SS


THE GAVEL DROPS TODAY - ON FLORIDA'S ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

SIXTY DAYS OF BILLS, MEETINGS, AND MAYBE SOME NEW LAWS AWAIT LAWMAKERS.

THE 20-14 SESSION IS FULL OF AN ARRAY OF TOPICS, FROM MARIJUANA TO PENSIONS, ALL ON THE TABLE FOR LAWMAKERS TO CONSIDER.

TOPPING TODAY'S AGENDA ---

A SERIES OF BILLS CRACKING DOWN ON SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS.

THE MEASURES ARE EXPECTED TO PASS THE FULL LEGISLATURE TODAY.

THE BILLS WOULD INCREASE THE MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCE FOR DANGEROUS SEXUAL FELONY OFFENDERS AND INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF PERSONAL INFORMATION THEY MUST GIVE AUTHORITIES. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS WIPE


STOCKS MOVED SHARPLY HIGHER IN EARLY TRADING - AMID HOPES THAT RUSSIA IS SOFTENING ITS POSITION ON UKRAINE.

TRADERS WERE RELIEVED, RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN ORDERED TROOPS PARTICIPATING IN MILITARY EXERCISES NEAR UKRAINE TO RETURN TO THEIR BASES.

LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD.

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


OBAMA BUDGET-VOTOPS


PRESIDENT OBAMA RELEASES HIS FISCAL 2015 BUDGET TODAY.

THE NEARLY $4 TRILLION PLAN DROPS EARLIER PROPOSALS TO REDUCE FUTURE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.

IT AIMS TO CUT TAXES FOR MORE THAN 13 MILLION WORKING AMERICANS,

AND INCREASE CREDITS FOR MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES TO COVER CHILD CARE AND COLLEGE COSTS.

HOWEVER, THE PLAN ISN'T EXPECTED TO GAIN MUCH TRACTION IN CONGRESS. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS DAY 2-TRX VO TC MON


NOW TO THE LATEST IN SOUTH AFRICA.

OSCAR PISTORIUS' DEFENSE LAWYER QUESTIONED THE PROSECUTION'S FIRST WITNESS,

WHO TOLD THE COURT YESTERDAY SHE HEARD A WOMAN'S SCREAMS FOLLOWED BY GUNSHOTS THE NIGHT REEVA STEENKAMP WAS KILLED.

CHAPMAN BELL REPORTS FROM PRETORIA. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS DAY 2-PKG


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GREAT LAKES FROZEN-VO


CHAPMAN BELL REPORTING.

CHECK THIS OUT.

NEW PICTURES OF THE GREAT LAKES,

- ALMOST COMPLETELY FROZEN OVER.

AS OF SUNDAY - ICE COVERED MORE THAN 90-PERCENT OF THE LAKES' SURFACE.

THE RECORD IS 94 POINT 7 PERCENT IN 1979.

SCIENTISTS SAY THAT RECORD COULD BE BROKEN THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


GM & FORD SURPLUS-VO


THIS COULD BE GOOD NEWS IF YOU'RE IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW CAR.

GM AND FORD SAY SALES ARE DOWN BECAUSE OF THE WINTER STORMS.

INVENTORIES HAVE HIT THEIR HIGHEST LEVEL IN FIVE YEARS,

PUTTING PRESSURE ON DEALERS TO CLEAR THEIR LOTS.

AT THE END OF JANUARY DEALERS HAD AN AVERAGE 89 DAY SUPPLY OF CARS AND TRUCKS ON THEIR LOTS.

A 60 DAY SUPPLY IS CONSIDERED IDEAL. Return to index of stories...


TOBACCO MERGER-VOTOPS


A BIG MERGER OF TWO BIG TOBACCO COMPANIES MAY BE IN THE WORKS.

REPORTS SAY REYNOLDS AMERICAN, THE PARENT OF RJ REYNOLDS, IS EXPLORING A BID FOR LORILLARD.

A DEAL COULD VALUE THE MAKER OF NEWPORT MENTHOL CIGARETTES AND BLU E-CIGARETTES AT MORE THAN $20 BILLION.

IT WOULD ALSO GIVE REYNOLDS, THE MAKER OF CAMEL CIGARETTES, CONTROL OF A THIRD OF THE U-S MARKET. Return to index of stories...


FGCU VS STETSON-TRX VO


WE ARE ABOUT 6 AND A HALF HOURS AWAY FROM THE BIGGEST GAME IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WHEN THE F-G-C-U EAGLES GO AGAINST THE STETSON HATTS IN THE A-SUN CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS.

TONIGHT AT 7:00 THE NUMBER ONE SEED, FGCU WILL TAKE ON THE NUMBER 8 SEED, STETSON.

IT'S THE FIRST TIME THE MEN ARE ENTERING INTO THE A-SUN CHAMPIONSHIP, AS THE NUMBER ONE SEED.

IF THEY WIN TONIGHT-- TICKETS FOR THURSDAY' SEMI-FINALS WILL GO ON SALE TONIGHT, ONLINE.

THEY WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE, TOMORROW MORNING. Return to index of stories...


SCOUTS USE CPR-2 SHOT


NOW TO AN AMAZING STORY ABOUT SOME QUICK THINKING YOUNG MEN.

A GROUP OF TEXAS BOY SCOUTS WERE TAKING A FIRST AID CLASS.

THEN SUDDENLY, BEFORE THEY EVEN LEFT THE BUILDING - THEY USED THEIR LESSON - TO SAVE A MAN'S LIFE.

KEITH GARVIN REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


SCOUTS USE CPR-PKG


ABOUT A WEEK OF WILDERNESS AND ADVENTURE IS WHAT BOY SCOUT TROOP 901 OF CYPRESS IS PREPARING FOR -- ONE OF THEIR LATEST TRIPS SEEN HERE IN THIS VIDEO FROM MINNESOTA. AS PART OF THE TRAINING FOR THE CAMP -- FIVE OF THEM WERE IN A MANDATORY FIRST AID SESSION SUNDAY WHEN A SECURITY GUARD IN THE BUILDING SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK. AT FIRST -- SOME THOUGHT IT WAS A DRILL -- UNTIL THEY SAW THE SECURITY GUARD.

"His skin was very sweaty. His eyes were red, and you could just tell something was very wrong with him."

"Once our instructor jumped in and started doing all the stuff and the pulse was 150, I knew it was real."

THE SCOUTS AND OTHER ADULTS INVOLVED LAID THE MAN DOWN ON A BLANKET AND STARTED TAKING HIS VITALS -- WHILE THEIR INSTRUCTOR PERFORMED C-P-R. WITH HIS PULSE RACING AT 150 BEATS A MINUTE THEY KNEW THIS WAS SERIOUS.

"It was pretty close there. Eyes were going back at one point when we had him down on the blanket. I was kind of holding on to his hand just talking to him."

THE SCOUTS HELPED STABILIZE THE SECURITY GUARD -- BRINGING HIS PULSE DOWN TO ABOUT 100 BEATS PER MINUTE -- AND THEN PARAMEDICS ARRIVED. THANKS TO THE TROOPS AND ADULTS -- THE SECURITY GUARD SURVIVED.

"It makes me feel really good that I got to help him out and help him live."

"It's a pretty good experience to be involved with the quality of guys we have in the troop."

"Troop 901's trip will come at the end of June. They say after Sunday's incident, they are now more than ready. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


KEITH GARVIN REPORTING.

GREEN, PURPLE, AND GOLD!

FAT TUESDAY IS HERE, AND THAT MEANS MARDI GRAS PARADES!

WE'LL TAKE YOU TO BOURBON STREET, WHERE FOLKS IN NEW ORLEANS DO IT BEST.

AND A BIT OF CONTROVERSY TODAY.

HEAR WHAT THIS MISSOURI CANDY SHOP IS DOING IN HONOR OF FAT TUESDAY.

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TZ4 A) MARDI GRAS-VO


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TZ4 B) FAT TUESDAY FUDGE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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CHI FAT TUESDAY-VO PLASMA


TODAY IS FAT TUESDAY, AND IN CHICAGO AND OTHER CITIES, THAT ALSO MEANS IT'S PACZKI DAY!

THE POLISH DOUGHNUTS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND THIS WEEK.

LEANN TROTTER HAS THE TASTY DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


CHI FAT TUESDAY-PKG


At delightful pastries on West Lawrence Avenue the rush is on to stock up on paczki's.

"THIS IS THE CLOSEST PLACE AND I WAS RAISED ON THEM."

Tuesday is national paczki day.and in order to meet demand.it's a 24 hour operation.

"WHAT MAKES OURS SPECIAL IS WE USE BUTTER FLOUR SUGAR EGGS."

You won't find any artificial ingredients here.

"WE USE REAL JAMS.NOT THE CORN STARCH JELLY. AND OF COURSE WE MAKE FRESH WHIPPED CREAM AND STRAWBERRY. IT'S ALMOST LIKE A DOUGHNUT STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE. WHERE CAN YOU GO WRONG WITH SOMETHING LIKE THAT?"

Delightful Pastries is a family affair.run by Dobra Bielinski and her family since 1998.

And this is the busiest time of year.

"YOU SEE ALL OF THE CUSTOMERS WHO YOU SEE AROUND, AND EVERYONE IS SO HAPPY. AND WE CAN DELIVER WHAT THEY WANT. EVERYBODY IS HAPPY."

Among the many flavors.some of the most popular are made with alcohol.

"SO I THOUGHT MOONSHINE AND LEMON, PASSION FRUIT JAM. JUST SOMETHING TO BRING THE HOPE OF SPRING AND SUMMER TO US."

"THEY STILL MAKE MOONSHINE? THEY STILL MAKE MOONSHINE.HAHA."

And they still make paczki's just like they did back in the day.

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FAT TUESDAY FUDGE-SOTVO


LEANN TROTTER REPORTING.

THIS STORY STORY CAUSING SOME CONTROVERSY TODAY.

LISTEN TO WHAT A MISSOURI CANDY SHOP IS DOING ON FAT TUESDAY.

THE PROMOTION - IF YOU WEIGH MORE THAN 300 POUNDS, YOU GET FREE FUDGE.

we just thought it was a way to invite people to come in and have a good laugh.

SINCE ANNOUNCING THE PROMOTION ON FACEBOOK, SOME CALL THE GIMMICK, OFFENSIVE.

THE SHOP OWNER DISAGREES, AND CLAIMS THAT WAS NOT HIS INTENT.

HE CALLS IT JUST ONE OF MANY PROMOTIONS THE STORE PLANS TO OFFER TO GET PEOPLE TALKING. Return to index of stories...


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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.

"Another nice Tuesday"

It's been a gorgeous start to the first of week of March across Southwest Florida, with abundant sunshine and warm weather. A tranquil pattern will remain in place over the next couple of days keeping us on cruise control, before showers and storms return by late in the week.

Now that the fog has mixed out, mostly sunny skies will prevail through the mid morning with a few high clouds across the area. It will be another unseasonably warm day under sunshine and a few clouds with daytime temperatures climbing into the lower to middle 80s away from the coast. An afternoon gulf breeze will keep our beaches a few degrees cooler in the upper 70s to right around 80°.

With high humidity tonight and temperatures expected to lower into the 60s, we'll more than likely see a few patches of fog early tomorrow morning.

As high pressure slips east and weakens through Wednesday, we'll see a few more clouds across our skies. Our days will stay quite toasty with temperatures in the 80s. Our wind flow will begin to veer more south and southwest, allowing more moisture to move in across the peninsula keeping overnight temperatures in the middle 60s. A mainly dry weather pattern will stay in place through Wednesday, although a few isolated afternoon showers deep inland can't be ruled out. Showers and storms will be a good bet by Thursday as another storm system evolves and moves east across the Gulf of Mexico. Once the rain exits by early Friday, expect clearing skies and a slight cool down heading into next weekend with pleasant humidity values. Return to index of stories...


BOY BURNED TRIAL-OC


A TEXAS JUDGE WILL DECIDE WHETHER A MAN WILL BE TRIED AS AN ADULT FOR A CRIME HE'S ACCUSED OF COMMITTING AS A 13-YEAR-OLD,

THAT'S WHEN HE ALLEGEDLY DOUSED A BOY WITH GASOLINE AND THEN SET HIM ON FIRE.

MARK BOYLE REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


BOY BURNED TRIAL-PKG


LAURA THOMASON WAS THE FIRST WITNESS TO TAKE THE STAND MONDAY MORNING IN THE HEARING THAT COULD DECIDE WHETHER DON COLLINS WILL BE CHARGED AS AN ADULT IN CONNECTION TO THE DEATH OF ROBERT MIDDLETONN

S/ Laura Thomason/ Neighbor ***NOTE: TOO QUICK TO SUPER***

"It was horrific, it was the worst thing."

THOMASON WAS ONE OF THE FIRST NEIGHBORS TO FIND 8-YEAR-OLD ROBBIE MIDDLETON BURNED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD BACK IN 1998.

S/ Laura Thomason/ Neighbor:20 -:33

"Some people wanted to put blankets on Robert. My husband said you can not put anything on him."

"Why did he say that?"

"Because he was burned. He had skin dripping from his hands."

ROBBIE WAS ATTACKED IN A WOODED AREA, TIED TO A TREE IN SPLENDORA, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, ON HIS EIGHTH BIRTHDAY.

COLLINS IS ACCUSED OF THROWING GAS ON THE LITTLE BOY AND THEN SETTING HIM ON FIRE.

ROBERT SURVIVED UNTIL HE DIED SHORTLY BEFORE HIS 21-ST BIRTHDAY IN 2011 FROM A CANCER MEDICAL EXPERTS SAY WAS TRIGGERED BECAUSE OF THE BURNS.

S/ Laura Thomason/ Neighbor

"He was a very sweet little boy and he would always knock on our door and ask if our son, Ryan, could play with him."

IF THE COURT DECIDES THIS WEEK TO CERTIFY COLLINS AS AN ADULT, IT COULD MEAN A TOUGHER SENTENCE.

COLLINS' ATTORNEY SPOKE WITH ME BEFORE THE HEARING.

S/ E. Tay Bond/ Defense Attorney 1:08 -

"They are seeking, essentially, to certify my client and make him stand trial for the offense of murder as an adult even though he was 13 years old at the time of the incident." Return to index of stories...


BOOTH ALERT


JUST INTO THE NBC2 NEWSROOM:

A MESS ON FOWLER STREET NEAR MLK IN FORT MYERS AFTER A PERSONAL WATERCRAFT -- WE'RE NOT SURE IF IT'S A JET SKI OR A WAVE RUNNER -- CAME OFF ITS TRAILER.

THE WATERCRAFT WAS BEING TOWED WHEN THE DRIVER HIT A BUMP, CAUSING THE TRAILER TO COME OFF THE HITCH.

THE TRAILER LANDED ON THE SIDEWALK AND LODGED BETWEEN A POWER POLE AND A WALL.

THE WATERCRAFT FLEW OFF THE TRAILER AND LANDED IN THE BUSHES.

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KOMEN RACE FOR CURE-OC SS


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.

AND IF YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR RACE MORNING EVEN EASIER?

DON'T FORGET TO COME PICK UP YOUR PACKET TODAY AT BUSEY BANK - LOCATED AT 27-35 SANTA BARBARA BLVD IN CAPE CORAL. Return to index of stories...


MARDI GRAS-2 SHOT


IN NEW ORLEANS TODAY, IT'S THE LAST DAY OF THE CARNIVAL SEASON.

CRAZY COSTUMES, KIDS EVERYWHERE, AND BOTH LOCALS AND VISITORS HAVING A GREAT TIME.

TOUGH ASSIGNMENT FOR JAY GRAY WHO FILED THIS REPORT FROM BOURBON STREET. Return to index of stories...


MARDI GRAS-PKG


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MARDI GRAS EVENING ON FIFTH-SS


JAY GRAY REPORTING.

LOOKING AHEAD, A SPECIAL MARDI GRAS EVENING ON FIFTH IS PLANNED FOR TONIGHT IN NAPLES.

COME ON OUT FOR LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES, DINING AND SHOPPING THROUGHOUT THE SIDEWALK AREAS OF FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH.

IT'S FROM 6:30 TO 9:30 TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


NATL PANCAKE DAY-OC


TODAY IS ALSO NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY, AND IHOP IS OFFERING FREE PANCAKES NATIONWIDE ALL DAY - UNTIL 10 TONIGHT.

THEY JUST ASK YOU CONSIDER DONATING TO THE LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY. Return to index of stories...


CORVETTE SINKHOLE-VOTOPS


AND CHECK THIS OUT.

REMEMBER THE CORVETTES IN KENTUCKY THAT FELL INTO A SINKHOLE LAST MONTH.

SLOWLY BUT SURELY,

CREWS ARE PULLING OUT THE RARE CARS ONE BY ONE.

THIS IS AT THE NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM IN BOWLING GREEN.

EIGHT CARS WERE SWALLOWED UP.

RESTORATION OF THE CORVETTES WILL BE OVERSEEN BY GENERAL MOTORS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


THEY'RE ONE OF AMERICA'S FASTEST GROWING CRIMES.

THIEVES ARE ATTACKING IN PUBLIC PLACES STEALING SMART PHONES FROM PEOPLE.

THE CRIMES ARE CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

AHEAD AT FOUR WHY SOME SAY CELL PHONE COMPANIES ARE PARTLY TO BLAME.

PLUS BRAND NEW VIDEO OF A HIGH SPEED CHASE ALONG BUSY INTERSTATE 75.

FIRST AT FOUR HOW THESE SUSPECTS PUT EVEN MORE PEOPLE IN DANGER AFTER THEY BAILED. Return to index of stories...


A) SMART PHONE THEFTS-VO


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STATE OF THE STATE-VO


REPUBLICAN GOV. RICK SCOTT IS TOUTING FLORIDA'S IMPROVING ECONOMY IN HIS STATE OF THE STATE SPEECH TODAY.

SCOTT REMINDS FLORIDIANS THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPPED FROM 11% TO 6-PERCENT DURING THE LAST 3 YEARS.

FLORDIA HAS PAID DOWN THREE-POINT-6 BILLION OF THE DEFICIT, CUT TAXES 24 TIMES.

TODAY HE PUSHED FOR 500 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL TAX CUTS THIS YEAR.

SCOTT ALSO TALKED ABOUT BOTH PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION, AND ADDING 400-THOUSAND JOBS. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORY 2-VOTOPS


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TOP STORY 3-VOTOPS


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MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


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


CLOSE-3-SHOT


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