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ANCHOR SUPERS MALAYSIA PLANE UPDATE-TC MON VO
DIRECTORS PAGE GOLDEN GATE HOME INVASION-2 shot map fly
HL3) CAR INTO CROWD-TRX PLASMA GOLDEN GATE HOME INVASION-REMLIVE
HL1) DESOTO SCHOOL CLOSURE-TRX-REMLIVE GOLDEN GATE HOME INVASION-VO
HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX WX CENTER GOLDEN GATE HOME INVASION-sot
AUSTIN CAR INTO CROWD-TRX 2 SHOT INTRP GOLDEN GATE HOME INVASION-REMLIVE
AUSTIN CAR INTO CROWD-TRX PLASMA 5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
AUSTIN CAR INTO CROWD-VO 5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
AUSTIN CAR INTO CROWD-PLASMA TAG TRAFFIC-NAVI
FORMER FL GOVERNOR DEAD-TRX SSTOPS SHOTS FIRED CHAR CO-TRX OC VO
5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP SHOTS FIRED CHAR CO-SOTVO
5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL CAPE BOIL WATER NOTICE-OC MAP
PEDESTRIAN HIT-TRX OTS SS BOAT FIRE INVESTIGATION-VO
DESOTO SCHOOL UPDATE-OC BOAT FIRE INVESTIGATION-SOTVO
DESOTO SCHOOL UPDATE-REMLIVE OVERTIME RULES-TRX-OTS
DESOTO SCHOOL UPDATE-VO THIGH GAP-PLASMA VO
DESOTO SCHOOL UPDATE-REMLIVE I PAD PUNCH-VOWIPE
MALAYSIA AIRLINES UPDATE-VO I PAD PUNCH-SOTVO
MALAYSIA AIRLINES UPDATE-SOTVO QHOUR PUSH TEASE-2 SHOT VO
NYC EXPLOSION-TRX PLASMA VO QHOUR PUSH TEASE-VOTOPS
NYC EXPLOSION-SOT OC BREAK SEVEN 5:39:23 AM
COLLIER COUNTY FAIR INSPECTIONS-VO TS1) DESOTO SCHOOL CLOSED-TRIP ANIBOX
RING OF FIRE IN LEHIGH-TRX-VOTOPS TS2) GG HOME INVASION-TRIP ANIBOX
SEXUAL ASSAULT-TRX-OC-SS TS3) AUSTIN CAR INTO CROWD-TRIP ANIBOX
HOOTERS MAN DIES-VO 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
HOOTERS MAN DIES-SOTVO 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
BEST TASTING DRINKING WATER-FSS TRAFFIC ALERT
QUARTER HOUR PUSH: TEASE STORY-2SHOT VO OR SOTVO TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
BREAK FOUR 5:09:43 WAR HORSE BBMAN-2 SHOT INTRO
WEATHER APP-FSSTOPS WAR HORSE BBMAN-PKG
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP WAR HORSE BBMAN-TAG
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL RAT POISON KILLS ANIMALS-TRX OC VO
USING DISNEY CHARACTERS FOR AUSTISM-INTRO RAT POISON KILLS ANIMALS-SOTVO
USING DISNEY CHARACTERS FOR AUSTISM-PLASMA ALLERGIES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-2SHOT
USING DISNEY CHARACTERS FOR AUSTISM-VO ALLERGIES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-PLASMA
USING DISNEY CHARACTERS FOR AUSTISM-PLASMA TAG ALLERGIES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-VO
WAFFLE HOUSE REWARD-TRX VO ALLERGIES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-SOT-SS
ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE-TC MON VO ALLERGIES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-PLASMA
ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE-SOTVO OC DRAG QUEEN ATTACK-TRX NATSVO
HENDRY COUNTY SHOOTING UPDATE-VO DRAG QUEEN ATTACK-SOTVO
BEE RESEARCH-NATVO SPOILED TEEN SETTLES-VO
BEE RESEARCH-SOTVO TEASE STORY 1-2SHOT VO
CO WILD POLICE CHASE-OC-VO FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL
JEOPARDY CHAMP REIGN OVER-OC VO WAVV 101.1 TEASE-SSTOPS
4SHOT CROSSTALK & TEASE -4SHOT VO BREAK EIGHT 5:49:40 AM
WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
BREAK FIVE 5:19:15 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
TRAFFIC-NAVI WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-CLIPTOPS
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-NEWROOM
KNIGHTS INN OWNER-OC, SS, VO 2) AUSTIN CRASH INTO CROWD-VOTOPS
NORTH FORT MYERS COMMUNITY PLANNING-PLASMA VO 1) DESOTO TEASE-SOTTOPS
NORTH FORT MYERS COMMUNITY PLANNING-SOTVO OC 3) GG HOME INVASION-VOTOPS
FACEBOOK FEELINGS ARE CONTAGIOUS-OC VO COMING UP AT 6 TAG
TZ1) SHOTS FIRED CHAR CO-2SHOT VO FIXING CREDIT REPORTS-VOTOPS
TZ 5:30 THIGH GAP-TRXVO KEEPING DAD OUT THE DELIVERY ROOM-VOTOPS
BREAK SIX 5:27:01 AM FIRST LADY AND KERMIT THE FROG-VOTOPS
AUSTIN CAR INTO CROWD-TRX TC MON VO END OF SHOW-OMNI TOPS
NEW YORK BUILDING COLLAPSE-TC MON VO END OF SHOW CLIP-CLIP


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DIRECTORS PAGE


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HL3) CAR INTO CROWD-TRX PLASMA


BREAKING NEWS AS YOU WAKE UP.

A CAR PLOWS INTO A CROWD IN AUSTIN TEXAS.

AT LEAST 2 PEOPLE ARE DEAD, AND DOZENS MORE ARE INJURED.

I'LL TELL THE NEWEST INFORMATION CROSSING THE WIRES, COMING UP IN A LIVE REPORT. Return to index of stories...


HL1) DESOTO SCHOOL CLOSURE-TRX-REMLIVE


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HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX WX CENTER


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AUSTIN CAR INTO CROWD-TRX 2 SHOT INTRP


WE BEGIN THIS HALF HOUR, WITH A TRAGEDY IN AUSTIN TEXAS.

TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER DOZENS MORE hurt AFTER A CAR PLOWED INTO A CROWD.

NBC-2 ANCHOR STACEY DEFFENBAUGH IS LIVE IN STUDIO WITH THE NEWEST INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


AUSTIN CAR INTO CROWD-TRX PLASMA


KRISTA, CLAY. I HAVE BRAND NEW INFORMATION, SINCE I SAW YOU 30 MINUTES AGO.

POLICE IN AUSTIN JUST FINISHED A NEWS CONFERNCE AND TALKED WITH REPORTERS.

HERE'S WHAT CAME OUT OF THAT.

POLICE SAY IT'S STILL A VERY ACTIVE SCENE.

THEY HAVE ROPED OFF DOZENS OF STREETS IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN.

A MAN AND WOMEN DIED, AND OF THE 23 INJURED.

5 ARE LISTED IN CRITICAL, AND SEVERAL ARE IN SURGERY AS WE SPEAK. Return to index of stories...


AUSTIN CAR INTO CROWD-VO


THE CRASH HAPPENED AROUND 1 AM, OUTSIDE A BAR IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN DURING THE SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST MUSIC FESTVIAL.

PICTURES OF THE BLOODY SCENE QUICKLY SPREAD THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA. Return to index of stories...


AUSTIN CAR INTO CROWD-PLASMA TAG


THE SUSPECT IS UNDER ARREST, AND POLICE SAY HE IS FACING 2 COUNTS OF CAPITAL MURDER AND 23 COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A VEHICLE.

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


FORMER FL GOVERNOR DEAD-TRX SSTOPS


MORE BREAKING NEWS.

WE JUST FOUND OUT FORMER FLORIDA GOV. REUBIN ASKEW, WHO GUIDED THE STATE THROUGH A PERIOD OF SCHOOL BUSING TO ACHIEVE INTEGRATION IN THE 1970S, DIED EARLY THIS MORNING.

HE WAS 85.

ASKEW ROSE FROM OBSCURITY IN THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO BECOME THE DEMOCRATS' SURPRISE GUBERNATORIAL NOMINEE IN 1970 AND THEN BEAT THE INCUMBENT REPUBLICAN, CLAUDE KIRK.

ASKEW HAS BATTLED PNEUMONIA AND HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY AND SUFFERED A STROKE IN RECENT MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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


Today's Weather Story

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

THE COOL DOWN IS COMING

This morning we start with temperatures in the mid 60s, but we will only warm into the lower 70s this afternoon despite sunny skies. Winds from the north-northeast will come in around 15 mph with gusts in the 20-25 mph range. Then through the night tonight temperatures will really take a dive under clear skies. Morning lows on Friday will be in the mid 40s in inland cold spots to the lower 50s at the beaches. That will be the coldest time period with this little cold spell. By Friday afternoon, a warming trend is already underway as temperatures will climb into the upper 70s with some of those inland hot spots touching the 80 degree mark.

For your weekend planning, Saturday looks great. We'll see mostly sunny skies and highs will reach into the lower 80s. By Sunday, there will be more clouds in the skies, and possibly even a shower, while highs reach into to the low to mid 80s.

In the longer range, it looks like a few days of unsettled weather for the start of next week. That means plenty of cloud cover along with the chance for a few showers. Highs will stay in the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN HIT-TRX OTS SS


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW --

THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL IS ON THE SCENE OF A HIT AND RUN CRASH INVOLVING A PEDESTRIAN IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

TROOPERS SAY IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 3:30 AT THE INTERSECTION OF MICHAEL STREET AND GULFSTREAM BLVD IN ENGLEWOOD.

AFTER THE CRASH -- THE VEHICLE LEFT THE SCENE.

WE KNOW ONE PERSON WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL.

WE ARE WORKING RIGHT NOW TO GET AN UPDATE ON THAT PERSON'S CONDITION.

OUR NEWS TEAM IS ALSO WORKING TO GET A DESCRIPTION OF THE VEHICLE THAT FLED.

COUNT ON NBC2/ABC7 THROUGHOUT THE MORNING FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO SCHOOL UPDATE-OC


ALL NEW THIS MORNING--- THE MERCURY SCARE IN ARCADIA is spreading.

MULTIPLE HOMES IN THE AREA have now tested POSITIVE FOR THE DANGEROUS METAL.

This morning THE EPA IS WORKING OVERTIME TO CONTAIN THE PROBLEM.

NBC 2'S SAM SWEENEY LIVE FOR US right now WITH THE LATEST? Return to index of stories...


DESOTO SCHOOL UPDATE-REMLIVE


THIS HOUSE HERE BEHIND ME BELONGS TO THE GRANDMOTHER OF THE STUDENT WHO FIRST BROUGHT THE MERCURY TO SCHOOL.

EPA OFFICIALS TELL US THIS IS NOW THE SECOND HOME HERE TO TEST POSITIVE. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO SCHOOL UPDATE-VO


THE FIRST HOME--- WHERE THE DESOTO MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT LIVES.

HAZMAT TEAMS ALREADY CLEARED THAT HOUSE--- TODAY THEY ARE EXPECTED TO BE HERE.

THE BOY'S SISTER BROUGHT A CONTAMINATED BLANKET TO THIS HOUSE---

THE E-P-A SAYS ITS WORKING AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE TO CLEAR THE HOMES, BUT OFFICIALS SAY THEY SIMPLY DONT HAVE THE MAN POWER TO DO IT ANY FASTER. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO SCHOOL UPDATE-REMLIVE


THE CLEAN UP AT DESOTO MIDDLE SCHOOL ALSO CONTINUES. SIX OTHER STUDENTS CLOTHING TESTED POSITIVE FOR MERCURY.

OFFICIALS TELL US THEY EXPECT THAT SCHOOL TO REOPEN AFTER SPRING BREAK.

LIVE IN ARCADIA SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA AIRLINES UPDATE-VO


BREAKING NEW OVERSEAS.

IN THE SEARCH FOR A MISSING PASSENGER JET, SATELLITE IMAGES MAY HAVE FOUND FLOATING OBJECTS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA.

CHINESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ARE CALLING IT A "SUSPECTED CRASH AREA" FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT.

THESE IMAGES TAKEN BY A CHINESE SATELLITE MIGHT NOT SEEM LIKE MUCH, BUT THEY ARE A POTENTIALLY PIVOTAL LEAD IN THE SEARCH FOR FLIGHT 370.

A CHINESE GOVERNMENT AGENCY CALLS THE LARGE "SUSPECTED FLOATING OBJECTS" MAY BE A CRASH AREA.

THE MAN WHO HELPED DISCOVER THE WRECKAGE OF THE TITANIC SAYS IT MAKES SENSE TO CONCENTRATE THE SEARCH THERE. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA AIRLINES UPDATE-SOTVO


"If you know anything about the circulation of the current this time of year in that area, it's counterclockwise, and so it makes sense that the debris would be to the east and south of the impact site, and that's where the Chinese images are coming from."

SEARCHERS ON A VIETNAMESE PLANE CHECKED THE AREA CHINESE AUTHORITIES FLAG.

THEIR FIRST SEARCH, THURSDAY MORNING, DID NOT FIND ANYTHING IN THAT AREA.

THEY PLANNED TO CONDUCT ANOTHER SEARCH, LATER THURSDAY. Return to index of stories...


NYC EXPLOSION-TRX PLASMA VO


MORE BREAKING NEWS INTO OUR NEWS ROOM AS YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING.

WE JUST FOUND OUT THAT A sixth FATALITY HAS BEEN CONFIRMED FOLLOWING this BUILDING EXPLOSION AND COLLAPSE IN HARLEM ON WEDNESDAY.

TWO OF THE FOUR VICTIMS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

AT LEAST NINE PEOPLE ARE UNACCOUNTED FOR AND DOZENS INJURED.

THIS MORNING DOZENS OF RESIDENTS WITHOUT A HOME AND WONDERING WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT. Return to index of stories...


NYC EXPLOSION-SOT OC


The walls started coming down, walls coming down/I didn't know what else to

do but started running for my life.

AUTHORITIES SAY THEY THINK A GAS LEAK IS TO BLAME, BUT THEY HAVEN'T DETERMINED AN OFFICIAL CAUSE YET. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER COUNTY FAIR INSPECTIONS-VO


COLLIER COUNTY its yuour turn. the FAIR OPENS today!

AND TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE INSPECTORS WERE OUT --

MAKING SURE THE RIDES ARE OKAY FOR YOUR KIDS.

NBC-2WAS THERE WHEN THE STATE INSPECTED MORE THAN SIXTY RIDES.

THE FAIR IS BEING HELD OFF IMMOKALEE ROAD - ABOUT TEN MILES EAST OF I-75.

GATES OPEN AT SIX TONIGHT. The fair lasts ten days. Return to index of stories...


RING OF FIRE IN LEHIGH-TRX-VOTOPS


AND THE RIDE INSPECTORS SPENT MORE TIME ON IS THE SAME TYPE OF RIDE THAT INJURED FIVE CHILDREN IN LEHIGH ACRES.

A YEAR AGO IN MARCH, THE RING OF FIRE MALFUNCTIONED AT THE LEHIGH ACRES SPRING FESTIVAL.

STATE INSPECTORS SAY SEVERAL PARTS OF THE RIDE WERE IN POOR CONDITION --

AND BOLTS WERE NOT TIGHTENED. Return to index of stories...


SEXUAL ASSAULT-TRX-OC-SS


ALL NEW THIS MORNING-

A MARRIED MAN IS ACCUSED OF TOUCHING A GIRL INAPPROPRIATLEY AT A CHURCH IN COLLIER COUNTY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HUGO ARGUELLES GRABBED A GIRL'S REAR END IN THE NURSERY AT BETHEL CHURCH BACK IN 2012.

THEN HE'S ACCUSED OF PLACING THAT GIRLS HAND ON HIS CROTCH.

INVESTIGATORS FINALLY TRACKED HIM DOWN TUESDSAY.

THEY SAY THEY FOUND HIM HIDING IN A CLOSET UNDER CLOTHES. Return to index of stories...


HOOTERS MAN DIES-VO


SAD NEWS TO REPORT THIS MORNING.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST NAMES BEHIND HOOTERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS DIED.

62-YEAR-OLD DAVE LAGESCHULTE LOST HIS BATTLE WITH CANCER TUESDAY NIGHT AT A HOUSTON HOSPITAL.

EVERYONE AROUND HERE KNEW HIM AS LAGS.

IN THE EARLY 70'S. THE IOWA PIG FARMER FLEW TO FLORIDA TO SELL HEAVY MACHINERY.

AT THE SAME TIME - LAGS WAS WORKING TO BRING A NEW RESTAURANT TO FLORIDA. And one of his friends we spoke with, has always second guessed not jumping on board. Return to index of stories...


HOOTERS MAN DIES-SOTVO


2:00-2:07

probably the biggest mistake i ever made in my life was when he offered me stock in hooters and I didn't take it.

SHORTYLY AFTER -- HOOTERS EXPLODED.

BUT THAT WASN'T THE ONLY CHAIN HE WOULD OWN.

HE STARTED UP AT LEAST FOUR OR FIVE OTHERS LIKE THE UGLY TUNA AND DAN MARINO'S PUB. Return to index of stories...


BEST TASTING DRINKING WATER-FSS


WHO HAS THE BEST DRINKING WATER IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA?

THE FLORIDA SECTION OF THE AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION WILL FIGURE THAT OUT TODAY AT ITS 2014 "BEST TASTING DRINKING WATER CONTEST" AT BONITA SPRINGS UTILITIES.

THE CONTEST BRINGS TOGETHER UTILITIES FROM COLLIER, HENDRY, AND LEE COUNTY.

WATER SAMPLES ARE JUDGED ON TASTE, COLOR, CLARITY, AND AROMA.

THE BEST TASTING DRINKING WATER **CHAMPION** WILL RECEIVE A FIRST PLACE AWARD AND RETAINS BRAGGING RIGHTS AS THE BEST TASTING DRINKING WATER IN THE THREE-COUNTY REGION! Return to index of stories...


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


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

AN ISSUE THAT KEEPS HAPPENING IN OUR AREA.

ANOTHER CASE OF ANIMAL CRUELTY.

HEAR HOW AUTHORITIES FOUND A DOG AND HER PUPPIES IN UNFATHOMABLE CONDITIONS.

PLUS--WHERE'S THE HONEY?!

FLORIDA IS ONE OF THE LARGEST HONEY PRODUCERS IN THE COUNTRY.

BUT BUMBLE BEES ARE IN DANGER --

WHAT LOCAL BEEKEEPERS ARE DOING --

TO KEEP THE INDUSTRY AFLOAT! Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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BREAK FOUR 5:09:43


HIT TIME 5:09:43

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


WEATHER APP-FSSTOPS


NBC-2 IS MAKING SURE YOU'RE IN THE KNOW, ON THE GO. WITH THE NBC-2 FIRST ALERT STORM TEAM WEATHER AP.

YOU GET SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S MOST EXPERIENCED TEAM OF METEORLOGISTS --

AND THE AREA'S ONLY LIVE DOPPLER RADAR.

TO GET THE APP -- JUST SEARCH "NBC 2 W-X."

YOU'RE FORECAST ON THE 2'S IS NEXT! Return to index of stories...


5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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


Full Forecast

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

THE COOL DOWN IS COMING

This morning we start with temperatures in the mid 60s, but we will only warm into the lower 70s this afternoon despite sunny skies. Winds from the north-northeast will come in around 15 mph with gusts in the 20-25 mph range. Then through the night tonight temperatures will really take a dive under clear skies. Morning lows on Friday will be in the mid 40s in inland cold spots to the lower 50s at the beaches. That will be the coldest time period with this little cold spell. By Friday afternoon, a warming trend is already underway as temperatures will climb into the upper 70s with some of those inland hot spots touching the 80 degree mark.

For your weekend planning, Saturday looks great. We'll see mostly sunny skies and highs will reach into the lower 80s. By Sunday, there will be more clouds in the skies, and possibly even a shower, while highs reach into to the low to mid 80s.

In the longer range, it looks like a few days of unsettled weather for the start of next week. That means plenty of cloud cover along with the chance for a few showers. Highs will stay in the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


USING DISNEY CHARACTERS FOR AUSTISM-INTRO


DISNEY HAS INSPIRED SO MANY OF OUR CHILDHOOD YEARS. A STORY THAT HAS COME OUT IN THE LAST WEEK IS GOING WELL ABOVE THAT.

TWO PARENTS WITH A SON WITH AUTISM LOVES DISNEY CHARACTERS.AND SO THEY BEGAN ACTING OUT SCENES FROM HIS FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIES.AND IN THE PROCESS.WERE ABLE TO FIND A BRIDGE INSIDE OF HIS MIND.

OUR NICK CILETTI IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO RIGHT NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL STORY. Return to index of stories...


USING DISNEY CHARACTERS FOR AUSTISM-PLASMA


AN AUTISM DIAGNOSIS CAN BE DEVESTATING FOR SOME FAMILES.

OWEN SUSKIND'S PARENTS SAY WHEN HE TURNED TWO.HE SIMPLY VANISHED.

HE STOPPED TALKING.LOST HIS SOCIAL SKILLS.AND BECAME A DIFFERENT PERSON.

DOCTORS TOLD HIS PARENTS HE HAD REGRESSIVE AUTISM. Return to index of stories...


USING DISNEY CHARACTERS FOR AUSTISM-VO


HIS PARENTS TOOK OWEN TO SEE EVERY SPECIALIST.BUT HIS ONLY ESCAPE WERE DISNEY MOVIES THAT HE WATCHED OVER AND OVER.

THEN ONE DAY.HE STARTED REPEATING THE WORDS HE HEARD IN THE MOVIES.

AND THAT'S WHEN HIS DAD TURNED TO THE PARROT CHARACTER FROM ALADDIN.AND STARTED TALKING TO HIS SON THROUGH HIM.

MIRACULOUSLY.OWEN RESPONDED LIKE HE WAS TALKING TO AN OLD FRIEND.

IT TURNS OUT.HE KNOWS EVERY LINE.EVERY VOICE.AND EVERY CHARACTER LIKE THE BAND OF HIS HAND.

HIS FAMILY AND THERAPISTS ARE NOW USING THIS TO BRIDGE THE COMMUNICATION GAP. Return to index of stories...


USING DISNEY CHARACTERS FOR AUSTISM-PLASMA TAG


THE GOOD NEWS IS.OWEN IS THRIVING TODAY.

HIS STORY IS REALLY RESONATING WITH OTHER FAMILIES WHO HAVE CHILDREN WITH AUTISM.

IT EVEN HAS RESEARCHERS ASKING.COULD THIS BE A NEW WAY TO REACH OUT TO OTHER KIDS LIKE OWEN.

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


WAFFLE HOUSE REWARD-TRX VO


RIGHT NOW.

AUTHORITES ARE CRACKING DOWN ON A STRING OF WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERIES.

THEY ARE EVEN DOUBLING THE CASH REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST OF THE ROBBERS INVOLVED.

ARMED GUNMEN HIT THREE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WAFFLE HOUSES IN THE LAST MONTH.

IN EVERY CASE, TWO MEN RUSHED INTO THE RESTAURANTS AND HELD EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS AT GUNPOINT.

YOU COULD GET 35-HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR TURNING IN THE ROBBERS. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE-TC MON VO


THIS MORNING WE HAVE DISTURBING PHOTOS AND DETAILS FROM TWO ANIMAL CRUELTY CASES IN LEE COUNTY.

AUTHORITIES SAY DOGS WERE STARVING FOR WEEKS.

AND WE WANT TO WARN YOU -- THE PICTURES ARE GRAPHIC.

LAST MONTH ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS SAY THEY FOUND ONE DOG TETHERED IN A NORTH FORT MYERS YARD. WEIGHING JUST 23 POUNDS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE AND HER NEWBORN PUPPIES HAD WORMS.

THEN. LAST WEEK. OFFICERS DISCOVERED TERRIER "BELLA" ROAMING IN LEHIGH ACRES.

A NEIGHBOR CALLED ANIMAL SERVICES. WHICH TRACKED DOWN BELLA'S OWNER. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE-SOTVO OC


you're just horrified and it seems to be unexplainable how someone could look at an animal and watch it starve to death for weeks and months on end.

BOTH DOGS ARE NOW RECOVERING AND DOING MUCH BETTER.

THE OWNERS -- BILLY DOUGLAS AND GERRI AUSTILE -- ARE EACH CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY.

THEY FACE JAIL TIME AND A FINE. Return to index of stories...


HENDRY COUNTY SHOOTING UPDATE-VO


THIS MORNING WE KNOW THE NAME OF THE MAN KILLED IN THE DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN LABELLE LAST WEEK.

DEPUTIES NOW SAY THEY WERE already LOOKING FOR EDDY BARRIOS.FOR BATTERY.

WHEN THEY SAW HIM WALKING WITH A SAWED-OFF SHOTGUN.

THEY SAY THEY ASKED HIM TO DROP THAT GUN.

HE REFUSED AND POINTED IT AT THE DEPUTIES.

THAT'S WHEN THEY SHOT AND KILLED HIM. Return to index of stories...


BEE RESEARCH-NATVO


THIS MORNING. A STORY THAT AFFECTS NEARLY EVERY FLORIDIAN.

ONE OF FLORIDAS MOST VAULABLE RESOURCES IS QUICKLY DYING.

nats of bee

FLORIDA IS THE THIRD LARGEST PRODUCER OF HONEY IN THE US.

HONEY BEES ARE IN DANGER BECAUSE OF THE AGGRESSIVE AFRICANIZED BEES.

IN ORDER TO FIND A SOLUTION - BEEKEEPERS ARE ASKING LEGISLATORS FOR 3 POINT 5 MILLION DOLLAR PLAN TO BUILD A BEE RESEARCH LAB AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


BEE RESEARCH-SOTVO


take sot 47:39-56

Keith Councell

we're going to make a million dollars just because we built the lab.

thats just the beginning of it. we bring more people into the state of

florida, not only to become students at that university and study

bees, but we're now a hub of bee research for the world."

THAT IMPACT IS ESTIMATED AT 89 MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


CO WILD POLICE CHASE-OC-VO


WE HAVE LEARNED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHY A MAN CAR JACKED THREE CARS IN A CHASE THROUGH COLORADO STREETS WEDNESDAY. A FOUR YEAR OLD BOY IS SAFE WITH HIS MOTHER AFTER A WILD HIGH SPEED POLICE THAT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

AUTHORITIES SAY 28 YEAR OLD RYAN STONE, WHO WAS WANTED ON A DRUG CHARGE, STOLE THIS RED MINI-VAN - WITH A FOUR YEAR OLD INSIDE.

IT HAPPENED WEDNESDAY MORNING WHEN THE CHILD'S MOM LEFT THE CAR RUNNING AT A GAS STATION.

THE THIEF LATER BUMPED A GOLD VAN, PULLED OUT THE DRIVER, STOLE THE VEHICLE AND CONTINUED TO FLEE.

THE 4 YEAR OLD WAS LEFT SAFE IN THE RED VAN.

DURING THE CHASE, STONE STRUCK A STATE TROOPER SERIOUSLY INJURING HIM. BUT THE TROOPER IS EXPCTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


JEOPARDY CHAMP REIGN OVER-OC VO


JEOPARDY! CHAMP ARTHUR CHU HAS FINALLY BEEN DEFEATED.

CHU FINISHED WITH ZERO DOLLARS ON WEDNESDAY'S EDITION OF THE SYNDICATED QUIZ SHOW.

HE WON 12-DAYS IN A ROW, TAKING HOME A TOTAL OF 2-HUNDRED-97-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

CHU WAS UNSEATED BY DIANA PELOQUIN OF ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN WHO LED FOR THE DAY WITH 15-THOUSAND-7-HUNDRED DOLLARS.

CHU HAD STRUGGLED FOR MUCH OF THE SHOW WHEN, IN FINAL JEOPARDY, HE RISKED, AND LOST, HIS ENTIRE DAY'S BANKROLL - $6,400 - ON THE QUESTION: 'HE WAS THE LAST MALE MONARCH WHO HAD NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN PRINCE OF WALES.'

PELOQUIN WAS THE ONLY CONTESTANT WITH THE RIGHT ANSWER - GEORGE THE 6TH. Return to index of stories...


4SHOT CROSSTALK & TEASE -4SHOT VO


QUICK ANCHOR CHAT

YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

A LEE COUNTY BUSINESS OWNER FIGHTS BACK AGAINST CRIME.

WHY HE SAYS HE WANTS TO WORK WITH DEPUTIES TO FIX THE **NOT SO ROYAL IMAGE OF THE KNIGHTS INN. Return to index of stories...


WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT


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BREAK FIVE 5:19:15


HIT TIME 5:19:15 AM

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5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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


Day Planner

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

THE COOL DOWN IS COMING

This morning we start with temperatures in the mid 60s, but we will only warm into the lower 70s this afternoon despite sunny skies. Winds from the north-northeast will come in around 15 mph with gusts in the 20-25 mph range. Then through the night tonight temperatures will really take a dive under clear skies. Morning lows on Friday will be in the mid 40s in inland cold spots to the lower 50s at the beaches. That will be the coldest time period with this little cold spell. By Friday afternoon, a warming trend is already underway as temperatures will climb into the upper 70s with some of those inland hot spots touching the 80 degree mark.

For your weekend planning, Saturday looks great. We'll see mostly sunny skies and highs will reach into the lower 80s. By Sunday, there will be more clouds in the skies, and possibly even a shower, while highs reach into to the low to mid 80s.

In the longer range, it looks like a few days of unsettled weather for the start of next week. That means plenty of cloud cover along with the chance for a few showers. Highs will stay in the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, CHAR CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

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


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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KNIGHTS INN OWNER-OC, SS, VO


A NORTH FORT MYERS MOTEL OWNER IS FIGHTING BACK AFTER NEIGHBORS SAY IT'S A HUB FOR CRIME.

CHAZ PATEL OWNS THE KNIGHTS INN OFF U-S 41.

IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS, DEPUTIES HAVE RESPONDED MORE THAN 15-HUNDRED TIMES.

PATEL SAYS HE BOUGHT THE INN TWO YEARS AGO AND INVESTED MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS TO CLEAN IT UP.

HE says he wants to work with DEPUTIES.

He plans to put A SYSTEM IN PLACE.SO HE CAN TURN AWAY CRIMINALS WHO TRY TO RENT ROOMS. Return to index of stories...


NORTH FORT MYERS COMMUNITY PLANNING-PLASMA VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

A MOTIVATED GROUP IN NORTH FORT MYERS IS READY TO CREATE A BETTER COMMUNITY.

AND THEY'RE ASKING LEE COUNTY FOR HELP.

NBC-2 GOT AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE NORTH FORT MYERS COMMUNITY PLANNING PANEL'S IDEAS TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

THEY'RE MEETING WITH LEE COUNTY OFFICIALS NEXT WEEK DURING A PUBLIC TOWN HALL.

SOME OF THEIR IDEAS INCLUDE A NEW LIBRARY, LEE TRAN SERVICE AND PLANS FOR A FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL NEXT YEAR.

THE PLANNING PANEL SAYS NORTH FORT MYERS HAS A LOT OF POTENTIAL TO BE A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT AND LIVE. Return to index of stories...


NORTH FORT MYERS COMMUNITY PLANNING-SOTVO OC


We have an undersized antiquated library, we have very little by way of sports facilities at all. for example were the only community In lee county hat does not have a public boat ramp

THAT MEETING IS ON MARCH 20TH AT THE NORTH FORT MYERS RECREATION CENTER.

THE PLANNING PANEL HOPES IF ENOUGH RESIDENTS SHOW UP -

THE COUNTY WILL TAKE THEIR IDEAS SERIOUSLY. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK FEELINGS ARE CONTAGIOUS-OC VO


YOUR BAD COLD CAN'T BE CONTAGIOUS TO YOUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS. BUT YOUR MOOD CAN!

A NEW STUDY OF MORE THAN BILLION POSTS TO THE SOCIAL NETWORK SITE FINDS EMOTIONS EASILY SPREAD ONLINE. ESPECIALLY CHEERFUL ONES.

RESEARCHERS FOUND EACH NEGATIVE STATUS YIELDED ONE-POINT-TWO-NINE MORE NEGATIVE POSTS AMONG FRIENDS. WHILE POSITIVE UPDATES SPAWNED ONE-POINT-SEVEN-FIVE MORE POSITIVE POSTS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1) SHOTS FIRED CHAR CO-2SHOT VO


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

A DRIVEBY SHOOTING MANHUNT--

SHOTS INTO A HOME--

NARROWLY MISSING CHILDREN--

STRAIGHT AHEAD WITNESSES SO SCARED--

THEY WON'T SHOW THEIR FACEs.

AND A STORY THAT HAS PEOPLE BUZZING.

TARGET IS BEING BLASTED FOR A BOTCHED DIGITAL RETOUCHING JOB DONE ON A YOUNG SWIMSUIT MODEL.

STRAIGHT AHEAD THE DEBATE OVER BODY IMAGE. Return to index of stories...


TZ 5:30 THIGH GAP-TRXVO


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BREAK SIX 5:27:01 AM


HIT TIME 5:27:01 AM

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AUSTIN CAR INTO CROWD-TRX TC MON VO


BREAKING NEWS AT 5:30.

TRAGEDY AT THE SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST INTERACTIVE FESTIVAL IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

POLICE SAY A CAR RAN THROUGH A BARRICADE OVERNIGH. HITTING A CROWD OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE A BAR AND CONCERT VENUE.

CHECK OUT THIS AMATEUR VIDEO THAT WAS SHOT ON THE STREET WHERE THE CAR CAME THROUGH SHOWS SOME OF THE INJURED. AND EVEN ONE PERSON RECEIVING CHEST COMPRESSIONS.

OF THE INJURED. AT LEAST FIVE ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

THE DRIVER HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. Return to index of stories...


NEW YORK BUILDING COLLAPSE-TC MON VO


AND THIS MORNING WE NOW KNOW THAT A 6TH FATALITY HAS BEEN CONFIRMED FOLLOWING A BUILDING EXPLOSION AND COLLAPSE IN HARLEM WEDNESDAY.

TWO OF THE FOUR VICTIMS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

AT LEAST NINE PEOPLE ARE UNACCOUNTED FOR AND DOZENS INJURED.

AUTHORITIES SAY THEY THINK A GAS LEAK IS TO BLAME, BUT THEY HAVEN'T DETERMINED AN OFFICIAL CAUSE YET. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE UPDATE-TC MON VO


NEW SATELLITE IMAGES FROM CHINA ARE ONLY ADDING TO THE CONFUSION SURROUNDING

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MALAYSIAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 370.

AFTER CAREFUL EXAMINATION, MALAYSIA'S AVIATION CHIEF SAYS THE THREE OBJECTS SEEN FLOATING OFF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF VIETNAM ARE *NOT* DEBRIS FROM THE PLANE.

THE SEARCH CONTINUES THIS MORNING IN A ZONE NOW THE SIZE OF INDIANA SPANNING A DISTANCE GREATER THAN CHICAGO TO ATLANTA Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE HOME INVASION-2 shot map fly


TIED UP AND HELD AT GUN POINT--

THIS MORNING AUTHORITIES IN COLLIER COUNTY ARE WORKING TO TRACK DOWN

SUSPECTS WHO COULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR A STRING OF VIOLENT ROBBERIES IN

COLLIER COUNTY.

YOU MAY REMEMBER TWO HOME INVASIONS HAPPENED NEAR GOLDEN GATE ESTATES

last MONTH AND ANOTHER AT A HOME IN NAPLES A FEW WEEKS BEFORE.

ON TUESDAY THIEVES TARGETED ANOTHER HOME-- THIS ONE INSIDE THE

GATED COMMUNITY ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS.

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE NAPLES POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH WHAT INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING ON.

DANIELLE? Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE HOME INVASION-REMLIVE


POLICE HAVE GATHERED AS MUCH EVIDENCE FROM FROM THAT HOME AND BROUGHT

IT BACK HERE TO THE POLICE DEPT TO PIECE TOGETHER THE CRIME AND FIND

OUT IF ITS RELATED TO THE OTHER THREE HOME ROBBERIES. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE HOME INVASION-VO


THE DETAILS ARE DISTURBING AND UNUSUALLY SIMILAR.

POLICE SAY TWO MEN BARGED INTO THE HOME, HELD THE RESIDENTS AT GUN

POINT, TIED THEM UP AND TOOK OFF WITH THEIR BELONGINGS INCLUDING THEIR CAR., A ROLLS ROYCE.

POLICE SAY THEY ARE INVESTIGATING IF THE STRING OF ROBBERIES ARE

RELATED AND WANT RESIDENTS TO BE ALERT.

THE BIG QUESTION.HOW DID THESE PEOPLE GET IN? Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE HOME INVASION-sot


"If you do live in a gated community there is always the potential of

access by foot. Please continue to take the right preventative

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GOLDEN GATE HOME INVASION-REMLIVE


THE NAPLES PD AND CCSO ARE NOW WORKING TOGETHER ON THIS INVESTIGATION.

THIS MORNING, THEY'RE ASKING ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CASE

TO CALL POLICE OR CRIMESTOPPERS.

LIVE IN NAPLES DK NBC2. Return to index of stories...


5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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


Today's Weather Story

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

THE COOL DOWN IS COMING

This morning we start with temperatures in the mid 60s, but we will only warm into the lower 70s this afternoon despite sunny skies. Winds from the north-northeast will come in around 15 mph with gusts in the 20-25 mph range. Then through the night tonight temperatures will really take a dive under clear skies. Morning lows on Friday will be in the mid 40s in inland cold spots to the lower 50s at the beaches. That will be the coldest time period with this little cold spell. By Friday afternoon, a warming trend is already underway as temperatures will climb into the upper 70s with some of those inland hot spots touching the 80 degree mark.

For your weekend planning, Saturday looks great. We'll see mostly sunny skies and highs will reach into the lower 80s. By Sunday, there will be more clouds in the skies, and possibly even a shower, while highs reach into to the low to mid 80s.

In the longer range, it looks like a few days of unsettled weather for the start of next week. That means plenty of cloud cover along with the chance for a few showers. Highs will stay in the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, LEE CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

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


SHOTS FIRED CHAR CO-TRX OC VO


RIGHT NOW.

A MANHUNT IS UNDERWAY FOR A CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAN ACCUSED OF A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE 24-YEAR-OLD CRAIG BARRA, A CONVICTED FELON, FIRED TWICE

AT THIS PORT CHARLOTTE HOME AT THE INTERSECTION OF AZALEA AVENUE AND RIDGEWAY STREET.

ONE NEIGHBOR SAYS SHE ACTUALLY SAW BARRA PULL THE TRIGGER AND THEN SPEED OFF IN HIS CAR WITH HIS WIFE, 18-YEAR-OLD ALYSSA FISHER - SHE'S ALSO WANTED IN THIS CASE.

THE BULLETS SHATTERED THE WINDOWS OF A CAR PARKED IN THE YARD, JUST BARELY MISSING THE HOME WITH THREE CHILDREN INSIDE.

SEVERAL WITNESSES HEARD GUNSHOTS - THEY DIDN'T WANT TO SHOW THEIR FACES IN FEAR OF RETALIATION. Return to index of stories...


SHOTS FIRED CHAR CO-SOTVO


"It's a shame is what it is… that woman over there has three little kids and she knew those drivers- they knew that she had kids, so it wasn't no game."

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS A WARRANT FOR BARRA'S ARREST - THEY ALSO WANT TO QUESTION HIS WIFE ABOUT THE SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BOIL WATER NOTICE-OC MAP


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

A PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE IS IN EFFECT FOR SOME PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST CAPE CORAL.

CREWS HAD TO TURN THE WATER OFF THIS AFTERNOON --

ALONG SOUTHWEST 20TH AVENUE.

THEY WERE REPAIRING A WATER MAIN BREAK.

IF YOU LIVE IN THE AREA --

BOIL YOUR WATER UNTIL THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT O-K'S THE WATER TEST RESULTS.

THAT COULD TAKE FIVE TO SEVEN DAYS.

WE'LL KEEP YOU UPDATED. Return to index of stories...


BOAT FIRE INVESTIGATION-VO


WE NOW KNOW THE FIRE WHICH BURNED A YACHT OFF SANIBEL'S COAST-

WAS AN ACCIDENT.

SEVERAL STATE AGENCIES LOOKED OVER THE CHARRED WRECKAGE OF THE 64-FOOT

YACHT.

THE FIRE MARSHALL'S OFFICE TELLS US AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM STARTED THE FIRE.

THE BOAT'S OWNER HELPED INVESTIGATORS SIFT THROUGH WHAT'S LEFT.

HE SAYS THE YACHT WAS RECENTLY REMODELED.

AND SEEING IT LIKE THIS IS HEARTBREAKING. Return to index of stories...


BOAT FIRE INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


heartbreaking but were alive that's a plus, believe me that's

a plus.

THE BOAT'S OWNER SAYS HE IS DOING MUCH BETTER - A WEEK AFTER

ABANDONING SHIP AND JUMPING INTO THE GULF.

HIS WIFE IS STILL FEELING THE EFFECTS OF SMOKE INHALATION. Return to index of stories...


OVERTIME RULES-TRX-OTS


MILLIONS OF PEOPLE COULD SOON START RECEIVING OVERTIME PAY.

THE PRESIDENT IS EXPECTED TO SEND A DIRECTIVE TO THE LABOR DEPARTMENT TODAY.

IT WILL HELP SALARIED WORKERS WHO ARE EXPECTED TO WORK MORE THAN 40 HOURS A WEEK WITHOUT RECEIVING OVERTIME PAY. Return to index of stories...


THIGH GAP-PLASMA VO


THIS MORNING--TARGET'S INEXPENSIVE BIKINIS. ARE COSTING THE LOW PRICED RETAILER'S REPUTATION.THROUGH AN EPIC PHOTOSHOP FLOP.

ADS ON TARGET'S WEBSITE FOR JUNIOR'S BIKINIS SHOW AN ODD LOOKING MODEL.

TAKE A GOOD LOOK -- YOU SEE A GLARING GAP.

RIGHT BETWEEN HER THIGHS.

IT'S A FAD TEENS CALL THE THIGH GAP.

THE CHAIN CALLS IT AN ERROR IN RE-TOUCHING.

PSYCHOLOGISTS BELIEVE THE "THIGH GAP" COULD LEAD TO EATING DISORDERS. Return to index of stories...


I PAD PUNCH-VOWIPE


PUNCHED OUT OF NOWHERE-

SENDING AN EIGHT YEAR OLD BOY-

FALLING TO THE GROUND-

HE WAS ASSAULTED FOR HIS IPAD ON THE STREETS OF MINNEAPOLIS-

AND IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON TAPE-

THE BOY WAS LEAVING DAYCARE WITH HIS AUNT-

OUT OF NOWHERE A MAN PUNCHES THE LITTLE BOY-

AND RUNS OFF WITH THE IPAD-

NOT BEFORE DROPPING IT.

FORTUNATELY, A GOOD SAMARITAN SAW THE ENTIRE INCIDENT UNFOLD AND BRAVELY RAN AFTER THE THIEF. Return to index of stories...


I PAD PUNCH-SOTVO


"I kept running after him. he tired to get into the apartment buildings. he tried to throw stuff away from himself."

"I stopped him right here and said 'hey where are you going? he said 'i didn't do anything, i didn't' do anything."

THE STOLEN IPAD WAS RECOVERED BUT CRUSHED.

THE SUSPECT IS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ROBBERY. Return to index of stories...


QHOUR PUSH TEASE-2 SHOT VO


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW --

WE'VE SEEN WHAT TRAPS CAN DO TO WILDLIFE--

HOW THE TRAPS COULD ALSO END UP HURTING YOUR CHILDREN AND PETS.

PLUS HE* HURLED A CINDER BLOCK AT A CAR --

WITH A FIVE-YEAR-OLD GIRL INSIDE!

WHAT TRIGGERED THE ATTACK --

FROM A FLORIDA CROSS DRESSER! Return to index of stories...


QHOUR PUSH TEASE-VOTOPS


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BREAK SEVEN 5:39:23 AM


HIT TIME 5:39:23 AM

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


TS1) DESOTO SCHOOL CLOSED-TRIP ANIBOX


IF YOU ARE JUST WAKING UP WITH US THIS MORNING.

WE WANT TO GET YOU CAUGHT UP ON SOME BIG STORIES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED.

THE MERCURY SCARE IN ARCADIA CONTINUES. AND THIS IS THE HEADLINE FOR PARENTS. SCHOOL REMAINS CLOSED TODAY AND TOMORROW. AND DUE TO SPRING BREAK NEXT WEEK, THE SCHOOL WILL NOT REOPEN UNTIL MARCH 24TH.

AND THIS IS DEVELOPING. THE GRANDMOTHERS HOUSE OF THE STUDENT WHO FIRST BROUGHT THIS MERCURY TO SCHOOL HAS TESTED POSITIVE.

THE E-P-A SAYS ITS WORKING AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE TO CLEAR THE HOME. Return to index of stories...


TS2) GG HOME INVASION-TRIP ANIBOX


AND THIS MORNING POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR ARMED ROBBERS THAT COULD BE

RESPONSIBLE FOR A STRING OF HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE MOST RECENT HAPPENED IN THE ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS.

NAPLES POLICE AND COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE HAVE JOINED FORCES TO ZERO IN ON THE SUSPECTS.

ALL INVASIONS HAPPENED IN ONE MONTH'S TIME. Return to index of stories...


TS3) AUSTIN CAR INTO CROWD-TRIP ANIBOX


AND AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND OTHERS ARE INJURED AFTER A CAR RAN THROUGH A BARRICADE JUST IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN TEXAS HITTING A CROWD OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE A BAR AND CONCERT VENUE.

THE DRIVER HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. Return to index of stories...


5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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


Weather Trends

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

THE COOL DOWN IS COMING

This morning we start with temperatures in the mid 60s, but we will only warm into the lower 70s this afternoon despite sunny skies. Winds from the north-northeast will come in around 15 mph with gusts in the 20-25 mph range. Then through the night tonight temperatures will really take a dive under clear skies. Morning lows on Friday will be in the mid 40s in inland cold spots to the lower 50s at the beaches. That will be the coldest time period with this little cold spell. By Friday afternoon, a warming trend is already underway as temperatures will climb into the upper 70s with some of those inland hot spots touching the 80 degree mark.

For your weekend planning, Saturday looks great. We'll see mostly sunny skies and highs will reach into the lower 80s. By Sunday, there will be more clouds in the skies, and possibly even a shower, while highs reach into to the low to mid 80s.

In the longer range, it looks like a few days of unsettled weather for the start of next week. That means plenty of cloud cover along with the chance for a few showers. Highs will stay in the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, CONSTRUCTION PROJECT?

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

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


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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WAR HORSE BBMAN-2 SHOT INTRO


THE DRAMA FILM TURNED MUSICAL, WAR HORSE, IS NOW SHOWING AT THE

BARBARA B MANN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER FOR A LIMITED TIME.

THE MUSICAL TELLS A STORY ABOUT A YOUNG MAN AND HIS HORSE THROUGH WORLD WAR I.

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK GIVES US AN ALL ACCESS PASS TO HOW PUPPETEERS MAKE THE LIFE-SIZED HORSE PUPPET COME TO LIFE. Return to index of stories...


WAR HORSE BBMAN-PKG


NATS

FROM THE NOTES OF EACH TUNE.

TO THE INTRICATE TEAMWORK IT TAKES TO MANEUVER THE PUPPET.

WAR HORSE TELLS LOVE A STORY.

23:25:54-26:02

Danny Yoerges

Puppeteer, War Horse

"Anyone who has had that experience of sharing the love for an animal

will come out of the doors of this theater, probably crying."

IN OUR ALL ACCESS PASS WITH THE CAST WE HAD AN UP CLOSE

LOOK AT THE HORSE, JOEY--

FROM THE BREATHS THE PUPPET TAKES.

TO T'S SOUND AND DEMEANOR.

23:13:15-20

Danny Yoerges

Puppeteer, War Horse

"We're so in tune with what it takes to bring the horse to life."

MADE UP OF THE HEAD, HEART AND HIND,

THE TRIO OF PUPPETEERS TRAINED 8 WEEKS DEVELOPING AN IN-SYNC MOTION--

THEY STUDIED HORSES AND SPENT HOURS WITH EACH OTHER.

THE SHOW'S TRIUMPH ALSO REQUIRES A LITTLE IMAGINATION FROM ITS AUDIENCE.

23:25:35-44

Patrick Osteen

Puppeteer, War Horse

"If the audience wants to they can believe in this and create this

experience. Every audience has their own individual Joey that they've

created and think that's a really special bond."

IN LEE COUNTY DANIELLE KOLENIAK, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


WAR HORSE BBMAN-TAG


THE SHOW IS IN TOWN THROUGH SUNDAY.

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.

WE PUT THE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE NBC-2.COM. Return to index of stories...


RAT POISON KILLS ANIMALS-TRX OC VO


NOW TO AN IMPORTANT WARNING THIS MORNING FOR PARENTS AND ANIMAL OWNERS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAYS RAT POISON KILLED NINE WILD ANIMALS THIS WEEK.

AMONG THOSE ANIMALS WERE TWO FEDERALLY PROTECTED BABY GREAT HORNED OWLS.

THE POISON ALSO KILLED A OPPOSUM AND HER SIX BABIES. Return to index of stories...


RAT POISON KILLS ANIMALS-SOTVO


joanna fitzgerald, von arx hospital director

12:26:42-:47

what about bobcat that comes along and eats that rat, or that owl, or the hawk, or a cat or dog?

CHILDREN ARE AT RISK TOO.

AROUND 10 THOUSAND CHILDREN EVERY YEAR ARE EXPOSED TO RAT AND MOUSE BAITS ACCORDING TO THE E-P-A.

CONSERVANCY WORKERS SAY THE SAFEST AND MOST HUMANE OPTION IS A LIVE TRAP.

YOU CAN GET THOSE AT MOST HARDWARE STORES. Return to index of stories...


ALLERGIES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-2SHOT


SPRING IS A LITTLE OVER A WEEK AWAY BUT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THE TREES ARE ALREADY IN FULL BLOOM.

THE FLOWERS ARE PRETTY TO LOOK AT BUT A NIGHTMARE FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERS.

THE BLOOMS BRING A HEAVY DOSE OF POLLEN.

BUT THERE IS RELIEF.

NBC2 ANCHOR STACEY DEFFENBAUGH IS HERE TO GIVE US SOME OPTIONS. Return to index of stories...


ALLERGIES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-PLASMA


KRISTA , CLAY.

THIS IS A BIG TALKER AMONG THE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM ALLERGIES.

ONE OF 5 ADULTS HAVE PROBLEMS.

EXPERTS SAY IT'S HARD TO PREDICT THE POLLEN COUNT, BUT IF YOU JUDGE BY THE RUNNY NOSE AND WATERY EYES, SPRING ALLERGIES HAVE ALREADY HERE. Return to index of stories...


ALLERGIES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-VO


THE BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN COLD AND WARM WEATHER PLAYS A ROLE IN ALLERGY SEASON.

ACCORDING TO ALLERGY EXPERTS, WARM, POLLINATING DAYS -- FOLLOWED BY COLD DAYS, AND THEN WARM AGAIN -- ACTUALLY MAKES ALLERGY SUFFERERS HAVE A STRONGER REACTION TO POLLEN THE SECOND TIME AROUND. Return to index of stories...


ALLERGIES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-SOT-SS


SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?

If you SUFFER FROM spring allergies annually, you should begin taking your medication two weeks before symptoms typically begin.

SOME OVER THE COUNTER ALLERGY MEDICATIONS INCLUDE: CLARITIN, ALLEGRA, AND ZYRTEC

ALSO, DOCOTORS SUGGEST A NASAL STEROID SPRAY LIKE NASACORT.

NASACORT JUST BECAME AVAILABLE OVER THE COUNRT AS OF LAST MONTH. Return to index of stories...


ALLERGIES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-PLASMA


IF YOUR ALLERGIES START AFFECTING YOUR SLEEPING OR BREATHING, EXPERTS SAY GO SEE AN ALLERGIST.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO STACEY DEFFENBAUGH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


DRAG QUEEN ATTACK-TRX NATSVO


show video of drag queen throwing rock in window and people saying "oh my god"

YOU SAW IT.

A MAN DRESSED AS A WOMAN ON AN ORLANDO STREET HURLED CINDER BLOCKS AT A DRIVER WHO WOULDN'T GIVE HIM A RIDE.

CORSICA CLEVELAND CALLS IT THE CRAZIEST, SCARIEST THING THAT'S EVER HAPPENED TO HER.

SHE AND HER FIVE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND FRIENDS WERE AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT THE MAN IN THE DRESS ASKED THEM FOR A RIDE.

WHEN THEY SAID NO, HE THREW A RED DRINK AT THE CAR.

HE CAUGHT UP TO THEM AGAIN A BLOCK AWAY. Return to index of stories...


DRAG QUEEN ATTACK-SOTVO


"Nobody was cut but we had like glass in our hair and in our clothes so and the rock fell like down here in this area."

THE MAN RAN OFF!

CLEVLAND CALLED 9-1-1. AND IS IN FOR A REPAIR BILL ON HER SHATTERED CAR WINDOW.

SO FAR, NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE. Return to index of stories...


SPOILED TEEN SETTLES-VO


A NEW JERSEY TEEN IS BACK WITH HER MOTHER AND FATHER THIS MORNING --

AND STILL EXPECTING THEM TO PAY FOR COLLEGE, HER CAR AND PRIVATE SCHOOL.

AFTER SHE TRIED TO SUE THEM FOR TUITION.

RACHEL CANNING CLAIMED THEY KICKED HER OUT.

THEY SAY SHE LEFT BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T OBEY THEIR RULES.

RACHEL DROPPED THE SUIT WEDNESDAY AND ALL IS RESOLVED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE STORY 1-2SHOT VO


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

FROM CREDIT CARD BREACHES TO IDENTITY THEFT.YOUR GOOD CREDIT IS AT A HIGHER RISK OF BEING TRASHED THAN EVER BEFORE.

BUT DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND A MISTAKE?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AFTER THE BREAK. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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WAVV 101.1 TEASE-SSTOPS


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

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


BREAK EIGHT 5:49:40 AM


HIT TIME 5:49:40 AM

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


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


Full Forecast

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

THE COOL DOWN IS COMING

This morning we start with temperatures in the mid 60s, but we will only warm into the lower 70s this afternoon despite sunny skies. Winds from the north-northeast will come in around 15 mph with gusts in the 20-25 mph range. Then through the night tonight temperatures will really take a dive under clear skies. Morning lows on Friday will be in the mid 40s in inland cold spots to the lower 50s at the beaches. That will be the coldest time period with this little cold spell. By Friday afternoon, a warming trend is already underway as temperatures will climb into the upper 70s with some of those inland hot spots touching the 80 degree mark.

For your weekend planning, Saturday looks great. We'll see mostly sunny skies and highs will reach into the lower 80s. By Sunday, there will be more clouds in the skies, and possibly even a shower, while highs reach into to the low to mid 80s.

In the longer range, it looks like a few days of unsettled weather for the start of next week. That means plenty of cloud cover along with the chance for a few showers. Highs will stay in the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI


CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

ALL CLEAR, COLLIER CO ENFORCEMENT

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


WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-CLIPTOPS


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WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-NEWROOM


WE HAVE A LOT OF BREAKING NEWS WE'RE FOLLOWING AS YOU GET YOUR DAY GOING ---

I'M LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WHERE OUR STACEY DEFFENBAUGH IS GATHERING THE LATEST ON A DEADLY CRASH OVERNIGHT AT THE POPULAR SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST FESTIVAL IN AUSTIN. Return to index of stories...


2) AUSTIN CRASH INTO CROWD-VOTOPS


THIS IS BRAND NEW VIDEO FROM THE SCENE ---

DOZENS OF PEOPLE MOWED DOWN BY A SINGLE DRIVER.

JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR ALL NEW WITNESS ACCOUNTS OF WHAT HAPPENED IN A LIVE REPORT.

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1) DESOTO TEASE-SOTTOPS


sam sweeney is live in desoto county where a mercury inspection widens from a middle school, to two homes. The latest in a live report Return to index of stories...


3) GG HOME INVASION-VOTOPS


AND OUR DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS LIVE IN NAPLES AS YOU WAKE UP, AFTER ANOTHER TERRIFYING, BRAZEN ARMED ROBBERY IN A VERY UPSCALE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE SUSPECTS ARE ON THE RUN.

THE LATEST ON LAW ENFORCEMENT'S EFFORTS TO STOP THIS GROWING TREND. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP AT 6 TAG


PLUS HALEY'S TRACKING A COOL DOWN ON THE WAY AND NICK HAS THE LATEST TRAFFIC ALERT BEFORE YOU HIT THE ROAD AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR. Return to index of stories...


FIXING CREDIT REPORTS-VOTOPS


ALL THE NEWS ABOUT DATA BREACHES AND IDENTITY FRAUD LATELY MAY HAVE YOU EYEING YOUR FINANCIAL INFORMATION A LITTLE MORE CAREFULLY.

IF YOU FIND ERRORS OR ACCOUNTS THAT DON'T APPEAR TO BE YOURS, THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION ADVISES CONTACTING THE CREDIT REPORTING BUREAU IN WRITING, AND INCLUDE COPIES OF ANY DOCUMENTS THAT SUPPORT YOUR CASE.

THEY'RE REQUIRED TO INVESTIGATE - UNLESS THE CLAIM IS FOUND FRIVOLOUS - AND THEY'RE REQUIRED TO GIVE YOU AN ANSWER IN WRITING. Return to index of stories...


KEEPING DAD OUT THE DELIVERY ROOM-VOTOPS


A JUDGE IN NEW JERSEY HAS RULED A WOMAN GIVING BIRTH CAN KEEP THE EXPECTANT DAD OUT OF THE DELIVERY ROOM -- IF SHE WANTS TO -- DURING LABOR.

ACCORDING TO THE NEW JERSEY LAW JOURNAL, THE JUDGE MADE THE RULING IN A CASE INVOLVING ESTRANGED, UNMARRIED PARENTS.

THE JUDGE SAYS A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO PRIVACY ALLOWS HER TO SHUT THE FATHER OUT. Return to index of stories...


FIRST LADY AND KERMIT THE FROG-VOTOPS


FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA WELCOMED A LITTLE GREEN FRIEND TO THE WHITE HOUSE WEDNESDAY.

KERMIT THE FROG!

THE MUPPETS' FRONT MAN APPEARED WITH THE FIRST LADY AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF. FOR A SPECIAL SHOWING OF THE NEW "MUPPETS MOST WANTED" MOVIE.

THE ADVANCED SCREENING WAS HELD FOR MILITARY CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES. Return to index of stories...


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

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


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