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ANCHOR SUPERS 5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
DIRECTORS PAGE TRAFFIC-NAVI
HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX WX CENTER CHARLES LAWSON FIRST APPEARANCE-INTRO
HL1) SPRING BREAK-TRX-PLASMA CHARLES LAWSON FIRST APPEARANCE-REMLIVE
HL3) MERCURY IN DESOTO-TRX-NEWSROOM CHARLES LAWSON FIRST APPEARANCE-SS VO
MORNING BRUSH FIRE-TRX-2 SHOT MAP FLY CHARLES LAWSON FIRST APPEARANCE-REM LIVE
MORNING BRUSH FIRE-LIVE U 1 COLLIER HOME INVASION-OC VO
5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX ANIBOXES COLLIER HOME INVASION-SOTVO
5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL FRONTIER RSW TO CLEVELAND-OTS
BRUSH FIRES-TRX VO FLOOD INSURANCE-OC VO
BRUSH FIRES-SOTVO FLOOD INSURANCE-SOTVO
PLANE MECHANICAL FAILURE-TRX-OC-VO FOOD FOR THOUGHT-PLASMA VO
PLANE MECHANICAL FAILURE-SOTVO FOOD FOR THOUGHT-SOTVO OC
SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES-INTRO TALL SHIP RETURNS-trx VOTOPS
SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES-CG WAL MART THEFT-SSTOPS
SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE-WIPE-CGTOPS PC SHOOTING ARREST-SS, VO
PISTORIUS UPDATE-TRXVO INTERESTING OBIT-VO
MALAYSIA AIRLINES-INTRO INTERESTING OBIT-SOTVO
MALAYSIA AIRLINES-PKG PASTOR CONFESSION-OC VO
FILL THE BOOT COLLIER COUNTY-OC CG FLYING FREE AND MOVIES-OC VO
QUARTER HOUR PUSH: TEASE STORY-2SHOT VO OR SOTVO QHOUR PUSH TEASE-2SHOT SOTVO
QUARTER HOUR PUSH: TEASE STORY-VOTOPS BREAK SEVEN 5:39:23 AM
FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL TS1) MORNING BRUSH FIRE-TRIP ANIBOXES
BREAK FOUR 5:09:43 TS2) CHARLES LAWSON FIRST APPEARANCE-TRIP ANIBOXES
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP TS3) DESTOTO MERCURY-TRIP ANIBOXES
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
DESOTO MERCURY-PLAMSA INTRO 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
DESOTO MERCURY-NEWSROOM TRAFFIC ALERT
DESOTO MERCURY-VO TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
DESOTO MERCURY-NEWSROOM TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
STOLEN CAR ID THEFT-TC-VO PIT BULL BEATING-TRX VO
STOLEN CAR ID THEFT-SOTVO PIT BULL BEATING-SOTVO
CAPE MOLLY BUST-OC SS VO THIGH GAP LIPO-INTRO
LEHIGH FEST RING OF FIRE FOLO-TRX OC VO THIGH GAP LIPO-PLASMA
LEHIGH FEST RING OF FIRE FOLO-SOTVO THIGH GAP LIPO-VO
GOLDEN BRIGHT FUTURES-OTS-VO THIGH GAP LIPO-SOTVO
GOLDEN BRIGHT FUTURES-SOTVO THIGH GAP LIPO-PLASMA
TODAY IS WORLD SLEEP DAY-OC VO DAD SHOOTS TEEN IN DAUGHTERS ROOM-VO
4SHOT CROSSTALK & TEASE -4SHOT SOTVO KNOCK KNOCK THEFT-VO
WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT FLU JOBS-NATSVO
BREAK FIVE 5:19:15 SPORTS HEAD INJURIES-VO
WX APP-SSTOPS TEASE STORY 2-TRX-2 SHOT VO
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL WAVV 101.1 TEASE-SSTOPS
TRAFFIC-NAVI BREAK EIGHT 5:49:40 AM
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
NOT DEAD MAN DIES-OC VO 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
CHARCO DEAD FISH-PLASMA VO SS TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
CHARCO DEAD FISH-SOTVO OC TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
BEER SIZE MATTERS-VO-WIPE WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-CLIPTOPS
BEER SIZE MATTERS-SOTVO WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-NEWSROOM
TEASE 5:30: CHARLES LAWSON-2SHOT SS 1) EMERGENCY LANDING-VOTOPS
TEASE 5:30: INTERESTING OBIT-TRXVOTOPS 2) BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS
BREAK SIX 5:27:01 AM 3) LAWSON COURT-SOTTOPS
HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX-WX CENTER COMING UP AT 6 TAG-NEWSROOM
HL1) CHARLES LAWSON IN COURT-TRX-REMLIVE JIMMY HENDRIX STAMP-VOTOPS
HL3) PASTOR DIES-TRX-VOTOPS SOCIAL MEDIA PRIVACY-VOWIPE
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIPTOPS SOCIAL MEDIA PRIVACY-SOTVO
MORNING BRUSH FIRE UPDATE-TRX 2 SHOT MAP FLY END OF SHOW-OMNI TOPS
MORNING BRUSH FIRE UPDATE-LIVE U 1 END OF SHOW CLIP-CLIP
5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX ANIBOXES  


ANCHOR SUPERS


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DIRECTORS PAGE


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HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX WX CENTER


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HL1) SPRING BREAK-TRX-PLASMA


GOOD MORNING IM CLAY MILLER.

ITS HERE.

A big portion of southwest florida students beginning SPRING BREAK. AND A BIG QUESTION RIGHT NOW.WHAT ARE PARENTS GOING TO DO WITH THE KIDS.

IN A LIVE REPORT WE'LL HAVE WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO KEEP THEM BUSY ALL WEEK LONG. Return to index of stories...


HL3) MERCURY IN DESOTO-TRX-NEWSROOM


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MORNING BRUSH FIRE-TRX-2 SHOT MAP FLY


BREAKING NEWS---

A BRUSH FIRE IN LEHIGH ACRES OVERNIGHT.

GOOD MORNING IM CLAY MILLER.

AND IM KRISTA FOGELSONG.

THIS ONE IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW DARLINGTON STREET AND SUMAC AVE.

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS LIVE AT THE SCENE WITH THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


MORNING BRUSH FIRE-LIVE U 1


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


IT'S MORE CHILLY THAN USUAL THIS MORNING.

SO BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR PLAN ON WEARING SOMETHING A BIT WARMER.

LETS GET RIGHT OVER TO CHIEF METEOROLOGIST HALEY WEBB.

SHE'S IN OUR FIRST ALERT STORM TRACKING CENTER WITH THE LATEST.

HALEY? Return to index of stories...


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.

A chilly morning with temperatures as low as the 40s turns into a mild afternoon for our Friday as temperatures climb all the way into the upper 70s and low 80s.

We'll enjoy an abundance of sunshine through the day, which will help our temperatures rise pretty sharply.

Humidity levels will stay nice and low, and while the winds won't be nearly as strong as yesterday, we'll still have a stiff breeze at times with gusts getting up to 20 mph.

Rain stays out of the forecast today, and we'll keep things dry at least through the end of the weekend.

If you're planning on being out tonight, you'll still need to dress somewhat warm because temps will fall fast beyond sunset. With a clear and quiet sky in place, temperatures will settle into the mid 50s overnight with a couple of our inland cool spots dipping as low as the upper 40s.

We've got another gorgeous weekend on the way with tons of sun and highs in the low to mid 80s.

After a sunny and dry weekend, we'll have some rain and storms to track to start the week on Monday, but the unsettled weather should only last a day or so.

By Tuesday, the forecast looks drier and fairly seasonable with highs around 80, which is where we should stay for the remainder of the week. Return to index of stories...


BRUSH FIRES-TRX VO


DESPITE THIS MORNING'S CHILLY TEMPERATURES.

THE POTENTIAL FOR BRUSH FIRES IS HIGH IN LEE COUNTY.

IN LEHIGH ACRES--TWO BRUSH FIRES BROKE OUT WITHIN AN HOUR OF EACH OTHER THURSDAY.

THE SECOND THREATENED THREE HOMES AND BURNED 3-5 ACRES.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE TELL US THE FLAMES WERE JUST FEET AWAY FROM THEIR HOMES Return to index of stories...


BRUSH FIRES-SOTVO


The entire sky was engulfed with smoke

ACCORDING TO FIRE OFFICIALS ANOTHER BRUSH FIRE IN LEHIGH ACRES WAS CAUSED BY KIDS PLAYING WITH FIRE WORKS.

BRUSH FIRE SEASON RUNS FROM MARCH TO MAY Return to index of stories...


PLANE MECHANICAL FAILURE-TRX-OC-VO


THIS MORNING A CRANE IS BEING USED TO LIFT A U-S AIRWAYS JET OUT OF A FIELD IN PHILADELPHIA AFTER A DRAMATIC EMERGENCY LANDING.

THE PLANE, WHICH WAS HEADED TO FORT LAUDERDALE, BARELY GOT OFF THE GROUND WHEN A TIRE BLEW.

THE PILOT TRIED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF BUT THEN THE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED.

THE PASSENGERS AND CREW HAD TO EVACUATE USING THE INFLATABLE CHUTES AND EMERGENCY EXITS ON THE WINGS.

THE WHOLE THING CAUGHT ON CELL PHONE VIDEO. Return to index of stories...


PLANE MECHANICAL FAILURE-SOTVO


Voice of Dennis Fee, Passenger

Just as we started to go airborne the plane dipped down in the front the

wheel touched a bit.

THAT PASSENGER YOU JUST SAW EVACUATING THE PLANE.TOOK TO TWITTER AND WROTE "So my plane just crashed,"

THEN SHE ADDED A SELFIE WITH THE PLANE SAYING QUOTE "I almost just died."

EVERYONE WAS OKAY, TWO PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL TO BE CHECKED OUT. Return to index of stories...


SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES-INTRO


for many students across southwest florida. SPRING BREAK IS IN FULL SWING!

CHARLOTTE AND HENDRY COUNTY STUDENTS HAVE SPENT THE WEEK SLEEPING IN AND SOAKING UP THE SUN'S RAY'S.

LEE COUNTY STUDENTS BEGIN THEIR SPRING BREAK TODAY-- WHICH CARRIES THROUGH ALL OF NEXT WEEK. Desoto and glades off next week too.

SO WHAT DO YOU DO TO KEEP THE KIDS OCCUPIED? Return to index of stories...


SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES-CG


LOOKING AHEAD TO THE WEEKEND-- IF YOU WANT TO SPEND THE DAY IN THE SUN WHILE KEEPING COOL BOTH SUN-N-FUN LAGOON IN COLLIER COUNTY AND SUN SPLASH IN CAPE CORAL WILL BE OPEN.

TODAY IS ALSO DAY-TWO OF THE COLLIER COUNTY FAIR.

DOORS OPEN AT 6 FOR MOONLIGHT MADNESS NIGHT.

WE PUT ALL OF THESE ACTIVITIES WITH COMPLETE DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE AT NBC-2.COM. Return to index of stories...


SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE-WIPE-CGTOPS


JUST SO YOU KNOW,

CHARLOTTE AND HENDRY COUNTIES ARE OFF THIS WEEK.

THERE'S NO SCHOOL FOR LEE COUNTY TODAY AND ALL OF NEXT WEEK.

DESOTO AND GLADES COUNTIES ARE OFF NEXT WEEK OFF AS WELL.

COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOLS HAVE EARLY DISMISSAL TODAY AND GO ON BREAK THE TWENTY-FOURTH. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS UPDATE-TRXVO


RIGHT NOW,

DAY 10 OF THE MURDER TRIAL FOR OSCAR PISTORIUS IS UNDERWAY.

THIS IS A LIVE PICTURE OF THE TRIAL.

TODAY THE TOP POLICE COMMANDER ON THE SCENE THE NIGHT REEVA STEENKAMP WAS MURDERED WILL TAKE THE STAND.

THE PROSECUTION SHOWED MORE THAN 100 POLICE PHOTOS TAKEN AFTER THE KILLING.

A PICTURE OF STEENKAMP'S DEAD BODY WAS ACCIDENTALLY SHOWN TO THE COURT.

PISTORIUS HAS ADMITTED HE SHOT HIS GIRLFREIND, BUT SAY IT WAS A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT, HE THOUGHT SHE WAS AN INTRUDER. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA AIRLINES-INTRO


THIS MORNING -- AMERICAN SHIPS ARE ON THE MOVE, HEADING TO THE EDGE OF THE INDIAN OCEAN WHERE U.S. OFFICIALS SAY THERE'S AN "INDICATION" FLIGHT 370 MAY HAVE GONE DOWN

THEY'RE NOW SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE PLANE'S DISAPPEARANCE WAS NOT AN ACCIDENT

TWO SOURCES SAY THAT THE PLANE'S TWO COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS WERE SHUT DOWN SEPARATELY. ADDING FUEL TO THE THEORY THAT THIS MAY HAVE BEEN A DELIBERATE ACT.

KRISTEN FISHER EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA AIRLINES-PKG


"Maybe it was a hijacking. maybe it was a pilot suicide. Maybe there was

an elaborate plan to take this airplane somewhere and do something with it."

OFFICIALS TELL ABC NEWS THE PLANE MAY HAVE FLOWN UP TO FOUR HOURS BEYOND

ITS LAST SIGHTING ON RADAR.

AND THEY KNOW THIS BECAUSE THE JET WAS APPARENTLY "PINGING" A SATELLITE

EVERY HOUR.

THE POSSIBILITIES JUST KEEP GROWING.

AT THE MALAYSIAN AIRPORT WHERE FLIGHT 370 TOOK OFF. PASSENGERS ARE

PRAYING FOR THE 239 PEOPLE STILL MISSING.

"Very sad. But I'm still hopeful, I'm still hopeful."

ABOUT 40 SHIPS AND 40 AIRCRAFTS FROM 12 COUNTRIES ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR

THE MISSING PLANE.

BUT THE EXPERTS ARE GETTING HELP FROM ARMCHAIR INVESTIGATORS ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE HAVE USED A COLORADO-BASED SATELLITE COMPANY'S

WEBSITE TO SCAN IMAGES FROM HOME. LOOKING FOR CLUES TO THE FATE OF FLIGHT

370.

"I think when you see those families and the uncertainty they're dealing

with, you'd like to help in some small way if you could."

A PLANE THIS BIG, MISSING FOR THIS LONG, AND WITH SO FEW LEADS. IT'S

UNPRECEDENTED.

EXPERTS BELIEVE THIS WILL END UP BEING THE MOST EXPENSIVE AVIATION

INVESTIGATION EVER. Return to index of stories...


FILL THE BOOT COLLIER COUNTY-OC CG


ITS TIME TO FILL THE BOOT.

TODAY AND SATURDAY FIRE FIGHTERS WILL BE OUT ON THE STREETS OF NAPLES ASKING MOTORISTS TO HELP "FILL THE BOOT" FOR THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION.

EVERY DOLLAR THAT PASSING MOTORISTS CAN PITCH INTO THE FIRE FIGHTERS' BOOTS HELPS LOCAL FIRE FIGHTERS PROVIDE MEDICAL TREATMENT AND SUPPORT SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR FAMILIES LIVING WITH NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES IN THE NAPLES AREA. Return to index of stories...


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


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

the mercury scare in desoto county continues this morning. It's one THAT SHUTDOWN A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SCHOOL--

THIS MORNING we have reaction from relatives of the boy who brought it to school

AND THE GROWING COST TO CLEAN UP THE TOXIN.

PLUS--ARE YOU FEELING RESTED?

CHANCES ARE -- YOU'RE PROBABLY NOT GETTING AS MUCH SLEEP AS YOU SHOULD.

NBC-2 IS HOPINGTO GIVE YOU A WAKE-UP CALL THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH: TEASE STORY-VOTOPS


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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...


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.

A chilly morning with temperatures as low as the 40s turns into a mild afternoon for our Friday as temperatures climb all the way into the upper 70s and low 80s.

We'll enjoy an abundance of sunshine through the day, which will help our temperatures rise pretty sharply.

Humidity levels will stay nice and low, and while the winds won't be nearly as strong as yesterday, we'll still have a stiff breeze at times with gusts getting up to 20 mph.

Rain stays out of the forecast today, and we'll keep things dry at least through the end of the weekend.

If you're planning on being out tonight, you'll still need to dress somewhat warm because temps will fall fast beyond sunset. With a clear and quiet sky in place, temperatures will settle into the mid 50s overnight with a couple of our inland cool spots dipping as low as the upper 40s.

We've got another gorgeous weekend on the way with tons of sun and highs in the low to mid 80s.

After a sunny and dry weekend, we'll have some rain and storms to track to start the week on Monday, but the unsettled weather should only last a day or so.

By Tuesday, the forecast looks drier and fairly seasonable with highs around 80, which is where we should stay for the remainder of the week. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO MERCURY-PLAMSA INTRO


THIS MORNING FOR THE 1ST TIME, WE ARE HEARING FROM A RELATIVE OF THE CHILD WHO BROUGHT MERCURY TO DESOTO MIDDLE.

THE SCHOOL REMAINS CLOSED TODAY AS CREWS CLEANUP THE SCHOOL AND 2 HOMES.

NBC-2 ANCHOR STACEY DEFFENBAUGH JOINS US LIVE WITH THE NEW DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO MERCURY-NEWSROOM


KRISTA, A WOMEN IN ARCADIA SAYS 6 CHILDREN WERE CONTAMINATED IN HER HOME. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO MERCURY-VO


SHE ASKED US NOT TO SHOW HER FACE OR USE HER NAME OUT OF FEAR.

SHE'S A RELATIVE OF THE BOY WHO TOOK THE DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE TO CLASS.

E-P-A FOUND THE TOXIN IN HER HOUSE. SHE HAS SINCE BEEN RELOCATED

THE E-P-A ALSO SAYING THIS MORNING IT LIKELY WON'T BE UNTIL NEXT WEEK, UNTIL THE HOME AND THE SCHOOL ARE CLEARED TO RE-OPEN. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO MERCURY-NEWSROOM


HAZMAT CREWS CONTINUE TO SALVAGE WHAT THEY CAN FROM HOUSE.

IT COULD COST UPWARDS OF 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO CLEAN THE HOME.

COMING UP AT 6:30, I WILL LOOK AT WHAT ITEMS MAY BE IN YOUR HOME WITH MERCURY AND WHAT YOU SHOULD DO.

I'LL SEE YOU IN HOUR TO TELL YOU WHAT I UNCOVERED.

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


STOLEN CAR ID THEFT-TC-VO


NAPLES POLICE SAY A STOLEN 71 THOUSAND DOLLAR MERCEDES BENZ --

COULD BE TIED TO A NATIONWIDE IDENTITY THEFT RING!

IT'S A 2011 BLACK MERCEDES E-63 THAT LOOKS SOMETHING LIKE THIS!

NAPLES DETECTIVES SAY, SOMEONE FRAUDULENTLY USED A WOMAN'S I-D TO BUY THE CAR.

FOUR DAYS AFTER THAT --

THE BUYERS NEPHEW GOT THE MERCEDES.

THEN IN DECEMBER --

THE VICTIM OF THE I-D THEFT FOUND OUT --

AND TOLD THE DEALERSHIP WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN CAR ID THEFT-SOTVO


Lt. John Barkley, Naples Police Department

:14

There may be people that have been victims of it that aren't even aware yet, whereas Southwest Florida or Naples that's hard to determine, but this person claimed their identity was stolen and somebody bought a 71 thousand dollar vehicle under their credit.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY DON'T KNOW WHO DID THIS --

OR WHERE THE STOLEN CAR IS.

JAGUAR OF NAPLES ENDED UP PAYING THE FULL PRICE OF THE CAR LOAN TO SUNTRUST BANK.

THE DEALERSHIP WOULDN'T TALK TO US. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MOLLY BUST-OC SS VO


A CAPE CORAL WOMAN IS OUT ON BOND AFTER BEING ACCUSED OF DEALING A DANGEROUS DRUG COMMONLY KNOWN AS "MOLLY."

SARAH HOGAN WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH SELLING THE POWDER FORM OF M-D-M-A; WHICH IS FOUND IN THE DRUG ECSTASY.

DEPUTIES HAD BEEN FOLLOWING HOGAN SINCE NOVEMBER.

UNDERCOVER DETECTIVES SET UP THREE SEPARATE BUYS.

IN TOTAL THEY SAY THEY BOUGHT 800 DOLLARS WORHT OF DRUGS FROM HOGAN AND CONFISCATED MORE THAN 100 "MOLLY" CAPSULES. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FEST RING OF FIRE FOLO-TRX OC VO


THIS MORNING WE KNOW

THE SAME COMPANY INITIALLY BLAMED FOR THIS CARNIVAL RIDE ACCIDENT, LAST YEAR -- IS BACK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA,

BUT THE RIDE IN QUESTION IS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND.

FIVE KIDS WERE HURT AT THE LEHIGH ACRES FESTIVAL, WHEN THE RING OF FIRE RIDE MALFUNCTIONED.

MONTHS AFTER THE INVESTIGATION -- STATE OFFICIALS FOUND NO WRONG-DOING ON BEHALF OF MODERN MIDWAYS

BUT SOME PARENTS TELL NBC-2, THEY'RE STILL A LITTLE ON EDGE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FEST RING OF FIRE FOLO-SOTVO


Tammy McKenzie, Lehigh Acres

:17:32 accidents happen. i think that, hopefully it made them more

careful with the other rides

:06

SOT TZ:

Paul Aho, Lehigh Acres

:11:55 its one of those risks you take. you just hope that they put it

up properly

:04

ORGANIZERS TELL US -- THEY DIDN'T THINK TWICE ABOUT HIRING THE COMPANY AGAIN, THIS YEAR.

CREWS ARRIVE TODAY TO BEGIN INSPECTING **ALL THE RIDES.

THE 9 DAY FESTIVAL KICKS OFF TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN BRIGHT FUTURES-OTS-VO


ONE CAPE CORAL STUDENT HAS REASON TO CELEBRATE THIS MORNING.

ORGANIZERS SURPRISED JESSICA VANDEN BERG WITH THE GOLDEN FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP.

THE BRAND NEW SCHOLARSHIP IS FOR LEE COUNTY STUDENTS WHO WANT TO BECOME TEACHERS.

IT PAYS FOR FOUR YEARS OF TUITION AT EDISON STATE COLLEGE.

THE ONLY CONDITION -- THE WINNER HAS TO TEACH FOR AT LEAST FOUR YEARS IN LEE COUNTY AFTER GRADUATING. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN BRIGHT FUTURES-SOTVO


31:55 that's the main reason why I was so excited, because I've always wanted to be one. it hasn't changed. I've never had that confused

moment. 32:02

LAST YEAR'S GOLDEN APPLE AWARD WINNING TEACHERS DREAMED UP THIS IDEA.

NEXT YEAR OFFICIALS WANT TO EXPAND THE PROGRAM AND OFFER MORE THAN ONE SCHOLARSHIP. Return to index of stories...


TODAY IS WORLD SLEEP DAY-OC VO


MAKE SURE YOU CATCH UP ON THOSE Z'S.

TODAY IS "WORLD SLEEP DAY" -- WHERE EXPERTS ARE HOPING YOU OPEN YOUR EYES TO SEE HOW MUCH SHUT-EYE YOU MAY BE MISSING OUT ON AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR YOUR HEALTH.

ADULTS SHOULD AIM FOR EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP A NIGHT BUT WHEN THE NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION INTERVIEWED 1000 PEOPLE FOR A POLL LAST YEAR -- 73 PERCENT SAID THEY GOT LESS THAN EIGHT HOURS A NIGHT DURING THE WORK WEEK.

SLEEP TENDS TO INCREASE OUR MENTAL SHARPNESS, PRODUCTIVITY, EMOTIONAL BALANCE, AND HEALTH, INCLUDING WEIGHT.

EXPERTS SAY WE NEED TO FOCUS ON THREE ELEMENTS OF GOOD QUALITY SLEEP -- LENGTH, CONTINUITY, AND HOW DEEP OF A SLEEP WE GET. Return to index of stories...


4SHOT CROSSTALK & TEASE -4SHOT SOTVO


QUICK ANCHOR CHAT

YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

STILL TO COME ON NBC2 NEWS TODAY.

NORMALLY IT'S THREE CHEERS FOR BEER!

BUT THESE FANS ARE CRYING FOUL.

"It's the same beer. You just get a taller cup."

UH OH.

SOMEBODY'S GETTING RIPPED OFF.

NOW HOCKEY FANS RALLY TOGETHER TO GET THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY BACK. Return to index of stories...


WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT


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BREAK FIVE 5:19:15


HIT TIME 5:19:15 AM

LENGTH 2:30 Return to index of stories...


WX APP-SSTOPS


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." Return to index of stories...


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.

A chilly morning with temperatures as low as the 40s turns into a mild afternoon for our Friday as temperatures climb all the way into the upper 70s and low 80s.

We'll enjoy an abundance of sunshine through the day, which will help our temperatures rise pretty sharply.

Humidity levels will stay nice and low, and while the winds won't be nearly as strong as yesterday, we'll still have a stiff breeze at times with gusts getting up to 20 mph.

Rain stays out of the forecast today, and we'll keep things dry at least through the end of the weekend.

If you're planning on being out tonight, you'll still need to dress somewhat warm because temps will fall fast beyond sunset. With a clear and quiet sky in place, temperatures will settle into the mid 50s overnight with a couple of our inland cool spots dipping as low as the upper 40s.

We've got another gorgeous weekend on the way with tons of sun and highs in the low to mid 80s.

After a sunny and dry weekend, we'll have some rain and storms to track to start the week on Monday, but the unsettled weather should only last a day or so.

By Tuesday, the forecast looks drier and fairly seasonable with highs around 80, which is where we should stay for the remainder of the week. 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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NOT DEAD MAN DIES-OC VO


THIS MORNING WE'RE LEARNING THE MAN MISTAKEN FOR DEAD --

HAS NOW ACTUALLY DIED.

WALTER WILLIAMS DIED EARLY THURSDAY IN MISSISSIPPI.

THIS IS THE SAME GUY --

WHO MADE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES LAST MONTH --

WHEN HE WOKE UP IN A BODY BAG AT THE FUNERAL HOME. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO DEAD FISH-PLASMA VO SS


PEOPLE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY ARE HOLDING THEIR BREATH BECAUSE OF DEAD FISH.

THEY'RE WASHING UP ON SHORE IN THE SUN LAKE VILLAS COMMUNITY IN PUNTA GORDA.

THEIR BRINGING A NASTY STENCH WITH THEM.

RESIDENTS SAY THEY'VE BEEN PICKING UP NEARLY 30 DEAD TILAPIA A DAY FOR WEEKS.

NOW VULTURES ARE INVADING THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND LARGE TURTLES ARE DISAPPEARING.

FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE SAYS IT COULD BE BECAUSE OF LOW DISSOLVED OXYGEN IN THE WATER --

BUT THAT NEEDS TO BE TESTED. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO DEAD FISH-SOTVO OC


:08 Mike Olson, PG "I wish that Fish and Wildlife or DEP would come out and check the lake… I mean, even though they think that's that, they can't really know that."

SINCE THE LAKE IS PRIVATELY OWNED.

FWC AND DEP SAY IT'S UP TO THE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION TO HIRE A COMPANY TO TEST THE WATER.

THE LAKE IS MANMADE AND DOESN'T FLOW INTO ANY SURROUNDING WATERWAYS. Return to index of stories...


BEER SIZE MATTERS-VO-WIPE


HOCKEY FANS IN BOISE, IDAHO ARE SUING A LOCAL ARENA --

CLAIMING THEIR RIPPING THEM OFF ON BEER.

LOOK AT THIS VIDEO.

THERE'S A LARGE SIZE BEER --

AND A REGULAR SIZE BEER.

AND ONE COSTS THREE BUCKS MORE AT CENTURY LINK ARENA.

BUT --

THEY BOTH HAVE THE EXACT SAME AMOUNT OF BEER IN THEM! Return to index of stories...


BEER SIZE MATTERS-SOTVO


"There you go. seven dollars, four dollars. Same amount."

"C'mon Century Link. That's a total rip off."

CENTURY LINK RESPONDED SAYING IT'S NOT INTENDED TO BE A RIP OFF.

THEY BLAME THE CUP COMPANY --

FOR GIVING THEM THE WRONG CUP.

THEY'RE NOW RAISING THE LARGE CUP TO 24 OUNCES INSTEAD OF 20. Return to index of stories...


TEASE 5:30: CHARLES LAWSON-2SHOT SS


AFTER A DEADLY HIT AND RUN ON WAY BACK ON CHRISTMAS DAY. A FORMER INVESTIGATOR TURNS HIMSELF IN.

NBC2 WILL BE IN COURT TODAY,

AS CHARLES LAWSON GOES BEFORE A JUDGE.

WE ARE LIVE THIS MORNING,

WITH WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE FORMER STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE EMPLOYEE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE 5:30: INTERESTING OBIT-TRXVOTOPS


AND A STORY YOU JUST HAVE TO HEAR BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT.

A PUNTA GORDA MAN PROVES DEATH ISN'T JUST ABOUT TEARS AND SADNESS.

HE ACTUALLY PENNED HIS *OWN OBITUARY.

AND THIS MORNING.IT'S GOING VIRAL. Return to index of stories...


BREAK SIX 5:27:01 AM


HIT TIME 5:27:01 AM

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


HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX-WX CENTER


Return to index of stories...

HL1) CHARLES LAWSON IN COURT-TRX-REMLIVE


Return to index of stories...

HL3) PASTOR DIES-TRX-VOTOPS


AND A PASTOR'S CONFESSION TO HIS FLOCK BECOMES A FINAL ACT.

HEAR WHAT HE REVEALED TO HIS CONGREGATION RIGHT BEFORE HE DROPPED DEAD at THE PULPIT. Return to index of stories...


NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIPTOPS


Return to index of stories...

MORNING BRUSH FIRE UPDATE-TRX 2 SHOT MAP FLY


WE ARE STAYING ON TOP OF BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW---

A BRUSH FIRE HAPPENED IN LEHIGH ACRES OVERNIGHT.

GOOD MORNING IM CLAY MILLER.

AND IM KRISTA FOGELSONG.

THIS ONE IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW DARLINGTON STREET AND SUMAC AVE.

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS LIVE AT THE SCENE WITH THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


MORNING BRUSH FIRE UPDATE-LIVE U 1


Return to index of stories...

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


A COOLER START TO YOUR FRIDAY MORNING,

GOOD MORNING IM CLAY MILLER.

AND KRISTA FOGELSONG.

LETS HEAD OVER TO CHIEF METEOROLOGIST HALEY WEBB.

SHE'S IN OUR FIRST ALERT STORM TRACKING CENTER WITH YOUR WEATHER FORECAST.

HALEY? Return to index of stories...


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.

A chilly morning with temperatures as low as the 40s turns into a mild afternoon for our Friday as temperatures climb all the way into the upper 70s and low 80s.

We'll enjoy an abundance of sunshine through the day, which will help our temperatures rise pretty sharply.

Humidity levels will stay nice and low, and while the winds won't be nearly as strong as yesterday, we'll still have a stiff breeze at times with gusts getting up to 20 mph.

Rain stays out of the forecast today, and we'll keep things dry at least through the end of the weekend.

If you're planning on being out tonight, you'll still need to dress somewhat warm because temps will fall fast beyond sunset. With a clear and quiet sky in place, temperatures will settle into the mid 50s overnight with a couple of our inland cool spots dipping as low as the upper 40s.

We've got another gorgeous weekend on the way with tons of sun and highs in the low to mid 80s.

After a sunny and dry weekend, we'll have some rain and storms to track to start the week on Monday, but the unsettled weather should only last a day or so.

By Tuesday, the forecast looks drier and fairly seasonable with highs around 80, which is where we should stay for the remainder of the week. 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...


CHARLES LAWSON FIRST APPEARANCE-INTRO


AS YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING--- NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE HIT AND RUN INVOLVING A FORMER STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE INVESTIGATOR.

CHARLES LAWSON IS ACCUSED OF KILLING A MAN WITH HIS STATE ISSUED CAR AFTER HE LEFT A CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY.

NBC 2'S SAM SWEENEY LIVE AT THE LEE COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


CHARLES LAWSON FIRST APPEARANCE-REMLIVE


IN A NEWLY RELEASED REPORT THE FORMER STATE INVESTIGATOR ADMITTED TO A TROOPER THAT HE HIT SOMEONE ON MCGREGOR BLVD CHRISTMAS MORNING.

DNA RESULTS JUST CAME BACK LINKING HIM TO THE CRIME--- THIS MORNING HE WILL GO BEFORE A JUDGE. Return to index of stories...


CHARLES LAWSON FIRST APPEARANCE-SS VO


LAWSON TURNED HIMSELF INTO THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE YESTERDAY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY LAWSON HIT AND KILLED MICHAEL SASSEN AS HE WALKED ALONG MCCGREGOR BLVD--- THEN TOOK OFF IN HIS STATE ISSUED CAR.

THE REPORT SAYS HE WAS COMING FROM A CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY HELD BY ANOTHER STATE ATTORNEYS OFFICE EMPLOYEE. Return to index of stories...


CHARLES LAWSON FIRST APPEARANCE-REM LIVE


UNTIL YESTERDAY-- LAWSON WAS ONLY CHARGED WITH D-U-I PENDING DNA RESULTS.

COUNT ON NBC 2 TO BE IN COURT LATER THIS MORNING FOR THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS.

LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOME INVASION-OC VO


THIS MORNING FAMILIES IN AN EXCLUSIVE NAPLES NEIGHBORHOOD ARE STILL ON EDGE AFTER BEING ROBBED AT GUNPOINT.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE STRING OF HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE LATEST HAPPENED TUESDAY NIGHT IN THE GATED GREY OAKS COMMUNITY.

MASKED MEN BARGED INTO A COUPLE'S HOME, BOUND THEIR FEET AND GOT AWAY WITH JEWELRY, CASH AND A ROLLS ROYCE.

WHEN POLICE GOT THERE, THE VICTIMS WERE STILL TIED UP. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOME INVASION-SOTVO


Roger Albers/City of Naples

12:54:37 "you're not going to win with those people, especially if they have guns, what are you trying to proove yano? you can always replace possessions life is a little too short to worry about that, sure you don't want it to happen but you got to go on living."

DETECTIVES WEREN'T ABLE TO ANSWER A NUMBER OF OUR QUESTIONS BECAUSE THEY SAY IT COULD HURT THEIR INVESTIGATION.

THE CROOKS ARE STILL ON THE LOOSE.

COUNT ON NBC-2 FOR ANY NEW DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


FRONTIER RSW TO CLEVELAND-OTS


FLYING TO AND FROM OHIO IS ABOUT TO GET EASIER.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL IS ADDING NEW NON-STOP FLIGHTS.

FRONTIER AIRLINES WILL BEGIN DIRECT SERVICE TO CLEVELAND STARTING IN JUNE.

THE FLIGHTS WILL LEAVE WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS AND SUNDAYS. Return to index of stories...


FLOOD INSURANCE-OC VO


IF YOU'VE BEEN STRESSED ABOUT THE LOOMING FLOOD INSURANCE HIKES YOU CAN CALM DOWN A BIT.

BOTH THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE PASSED A BILL --

THAT WOULD PLACE A LIMIT ON MOST FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUM INCREASES.

PREMIUMS WOULDN'T GO UP BY MORE THAN 18 PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


FLOOD INSURANCE-SOTVO


:15

"I'm happy today to tell you that common sense and affordability won. This program is essential for not only communities along the coast, but interior states. For families and businesses and communities to thrive."

THIS PROPOSAL GETS RID OF SOME PARTS OF A BILL PASSED IN 2012.

THAT LED TO A HIKE IN PREMIUMS.

THE PRESIDENT IS EXPECTED TO SIGN THE NEW BILL. Return to index of stories...


FOOD FOR THOUGHT-PLASMA VO


AS REPORTED BEFORE, STUDENTS IN LEE COUNTY ARE OFFICIALLY ON SPRING BREAK -

WHERE MORE THAN 70-PERCENT OF STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH.

AT LITTLETON ELEMENTARY IN NORTH FORT MYERS - ALMOST 90 PERCENT OF STUDENTS NEED THAT HELP.

THAT'S WHY THE FOOD FOR THOUGHT PROGRAM EXISTS.

BEFORE CLASS ENDED THURSDAY PARENTS WHO SIGNED UP COULD PICK UP A BAG FULL OF FREE FOOD -

TO HELP FEED THEIR KIDS OVER SPRING BREAK. Return to index of stories...


FOOD FOR THOUGHT-SOTVO OC


The food prices have skyrocketed. I just went to the super market today and I had to walk back out.

WHILE HUNDREDS OF PARENTS COULD HAVE QUALIFIED -

ONLY 80 SIGNED UP -

AND ONLY 30 PEOPLE ACTUALLY PICKED UP THEIR FOOD.

THE PROGRAM'S CREATORS ARE WORKING ON WAYS TO ENCOURAGE MORE PEOPLE TO ACCEPT THE HELP. Return to index of stories...


TALL SHIP RETURNS-trx VOTOPS


A NATIONAL TREASURE RETURNS TO FORT MYERS BEACH TODAY.

THE "LYNX" IS A REPLICA OF A SHIP FROM THE WAR OF1812.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO WALK THE DECKS AND STEP BACK IN TIME --

THE SHIP OFFERING TOURS, RIDES AND EDUCATIONAL TRIPS, STARTING SATURDAY THROUGH APRIL 20TH. Return to index of stories...


WAL MART THEFT-SSTOPS


THIS NEXT STORY HAS POLICE SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS.

OUR NEWS PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY SAY THIS GUY STOLE 300 DOLLARS WORTH OF FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS FROM A WAL MART IN EAST NAPLES.

JESUS DIAZ IS ACCUSED OF STUFFING THE ITEMS IN USED BAGS AND WALKING OUT OF THE GARDEN CENTER. Return to index of stories...


PC SHOOTING ARREST-SS, VO


DETECTIVES TRACKED DOWN A MAN WANTED FOR SHOOTING AT A PORT CHARLOTTE HOME WITH KIDS INSIDE.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY CRAIG STEVEN BARRA JUNIOR FIRED TWO SHOTS AT A HOME ON AZALEA AVENUE TUESDAY --

A WOMAN AND THREE CHILDREN WERE INSIDE.

THE BULLETS HIT A PARKED CAR.

DEPUTIES ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR BARRA'S WIFE.

18-YEAR OLD ALYSSA FISHER IS ACCUSED OF DRIVING THE GETAWAY CAR. Return to index of stories...


INTERESTING OBIT-VO


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAN'S OBITUARY IS GOING VIRAL ONLINE.

WALTER BRUHL JUNIOR PASSED AWAY SUNDAY.

HIS SELF-WRITTEN OBIT MENTIONS HIS WIFE "HELENE, WHO WILL NOW BE ABLE TO PURCHASE THE MINK COAT WHICH HE HAD ALWAYS REFUSED HER BECAUSE HE BELIEVED ONLY MINKS SHOULD WEAR MINK.

THEN HE MENTIONS HE'S PRECEDED IN DEATH, BY HIS TONSILS, ADNOIDS, SPINAL DISC, PART OF HIS THYROID GLAND, AND HIS PROSTATE. Return to index of stories...


INTERESTING OBIT-SOTVO


#Nancy Turner

#Walter's Friend

23:35-25:46

We've been friends so many years. talked so many times about the inevitability of dying and we all knew we were gonna. so he accepted that because walt accepted life as it came.

WALT'S FRIENDS SAY HIS FUNNY OBIT IS SO HIM.

HE FINISHES BY SAYING THERE WILL BE NO VIEWING --

BECAUSE HIS WIFE REFUSED TO STAND HIS BODY UP IN THE CORNER WITH A GLASS OF JACK DANIELS, SO HE WOULD APPEAR NATURAL TO VISITORS. Return to index of stories...


PASTOR CONFESSION-OC VO


IT WAS HIS FINAL CONFESSION.

AFTER ADMITTING TO A PAST INCIDENT OF INFIDELITY, A LONGTIME PASTOR OF A CHURCH IN CONNECTICUT DIED IN FRONT OF HIS CONGREGATION.

BISHOP BOBBY DAVIS LED THE CONGREGATION AT MIRACLE FAITH WORLD OUTREACH CHURCH IN BRIDGEPORT.

DAVIS CONFESSED TO AN INCIDENT OF INFIDELITY AFTER CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAY.

THEN, HE COLLAPSED.

OFFICIALS SAY THE CHURCH MEMEBERS WERE YELLING AT DAVIS, THOUGH SOME TOLD THE NEWSPAPER THEY WERE SHOUTING MESSAGES OF LOVE AND FORGIVENESS.

THE MEDICAL EXAMINER IS STILL REVIEWING THE CAUSE OF DEATH. Return to index of stories...


FLYING FREE AND MOVIES-OC VO


A NEW ANNOUNCEMENT FROM UNITED AIRLINES COMBINES FLYING AND FREE MOVIES.

UNITED AIRLINES HAS JUST ANNOUNCED THAT STARTING NEXT MONTH, PASSENGERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO WATCH FREE MOVIES AND TV STREAMING ON THEIR LAPTOPS AND APPLE MOBILE DEVICES WHILE IN-FLIGHT.

PASSENGERS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO MORE THAN 150 MOVIES AND NEARLY 200 TV SHOWS WITHOUT FEES ATTACHED AND WITHOUT HAVING TO PURCHASE WI-FI.

IN ORDER TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE CONTENT, USERS MUST DOWNLOAD THE LATEST VERSION OF THE UNITED APP ANYTIME DURING THE FLIGHT. Return to index of stories...


QHOUR PUSH TEASE-2SHOT SOTVO


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW --

NEXT ON NBC TWO NEWS TODAY --

A CONTROVERSIAL DIET TREND NOW HITS THE PLASTIC SURGERY SCENE.

I'm ready to go back to work , I feel like I could just go and do anything. I feel fantastic

IT COMES AT A COST,

BUT YOU CAN GET THAT 'THIGH GAP' LOOK IN THE AMOUNT OF TIME YOU TAKE FOR LUNCH.

NBC2 TAKES A LOOK AT HOW IT'S DONE. Return to index of stories...


BREAK SEVEN 5:39:23 AM


HIT TIME 5:39:23 AM

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


TS1) MORNING BRUSH FIRE-TRIP ANIBOXES


IF YOU ARE JUST WAKING UP WITH US THIS MORNING HERE IS AN UPDATE ON SOME OF OUR BIG STORIES THIS MORNING.

A BRUSH FIRE BURNED IN LEHIGH ACRES OVERNIGHT

THE FIRE WAS ABOUT AN ACRE AND A HALF.

THIS HAPPENED ON DARLINGTON STREET AND SUMAC AVE.

THERE WAS A CAR FIRE IN THAT SAME AREA AROUND MIDNIGHT AND THEY BELIEVE THAT COULD HAVE SPARKED THE FIRE

THE FIRE IS CONTAINED BUT FIRE OFFICIALS WILL BE OUT LATER TO DO MORE INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


TS2) CHARLES LAWSON FIRST APPEARANCE-TRIP ANIBOXES


FORMER STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE INVESTIGATOR CHARLES LAWSON WILL APPEAR IN COUT THIS MORNING.

HE'S ACCUSED OF A DEADLY HIT-AND-RUN IN FORT MYERS ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY LAWSON HIT AND KILLED MICHAEL SASEN, ALONG MCGREGOR BOULEVARD. Return to index of stories...


TS3) DESTOTO MERCURY-TRIP ANIBOXES


THIS MORNING DESTO MIDDLE SCHOOL REMAINS CLOSED AS CREWS CLEANUP THE SCHOOL AND 2 HOMES.

E-P-A FOUND TOXIN IN A RELATIVES HOME OF THE BOY WHO BROUGHT THE MERCURY TO SCHOOL.

THE E-P-A SAYS IT LIKELY WON'T BE UNTIL NEXT WEEK, UNTIL THE HOME AND THE SCHOOL ARE CLEARED TO RE-OPEN. 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.

A chilly morning with temperatures as low as the 40s turns into a mild afternoon for our Friday as temperatures climb all the way into the upper 70s and low 80s.

We'll enjoy an abundance of sunshine through the day, which will help our temperatures rise pretty sharply.

Humidity levels will stay nice and low, and while the winds won't be nearly as strong as yesterday, we'll still have a stiff breeze at times with gusts getting up to 20 mph.

Rain stays out of the forecast today, and we'll keep things dry at least through the end of the weekend.

If you're planning on being out tonight, you'll still need to dress somewhat warm because temps will fall fast beyond sunset. With a clear and quiet sky in place, temperatures will settle into the mid 50s overnight with a couple of our inland cool spots dipping as low as the upper 40s.

We've got another gorgeous weekend on the way with tons of sun and highs in the low to mid 80s.

After a sunny and dry weekend, we'll have some rain and storms to track to start the week on Monday, but the unsettled weather should only last a day or so.

By Tuesday, the forecast looks drier and fairly seasonable with highs around 80, which is where we should stay for the remainder of the week. 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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PIT BULL BEATING-TRX VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR A RUN AWAY PIT BILL AFTER THE OWNER WAS ARRESTED ACCUSED OF BEATING THE DOG WITH A 2 BY 4.

NEIGHBORS CHARLES WATSON WAS HITTING THE DOG SO HARD IT WAS SCREAMING IN PAIN.

REPORTS SHOW WHEN THEY ASKED WATSON TO STOP--

HE CAME TOWARD THEM WITH THE PIECE OF WOOD THREATENING TO KILL THEM. Return to index of stories...


PIT BULL BEATING-SOTVO


Peter Iveroy

Family Called 911

THE PITBULL ESCAPED FROM POLICE AND RAN AWAY.

HE IS DESCRIBED AS A BRINDLE PIT WITH A WHITE CHEST.

HIS NAME IS 8-BALL AND IS 1 TO 2 YEARS OLD.

AS FOR HIS OWNER--

HE IS FACING ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT. Return to index of stories...


THIGH GAP LIPO-INTRO


THE COVETED THIGH GAP.

FEW WOMEN HAVE IT.BUT MANY WANT IT!

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT WHEN YOUR THIGHS DON'T TOUCH.

IT'S A TREND THAT'S NOW LEADING SOME WOMEN TO SEEK SOME OUTSIDE HELP FOR THAT OH-SO THIN LOOK.

OUR NICK CILETTI IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO RIGHT NOW -- GIVING US THE SKINNY ON A POSSIBLE SOLUTION. Return to index of stories...


THIGH GAP LIPO-PLASMA


FORGET NOSE JOBS AND BREAST AUGMENTATIONS.

COSMETIC SURGEONS ARE REPORTING *ANOTHER* KIND OF PROCEDURE IS GAINING GROUND THIS MORNING.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THIGH GAP LIPO! Return to index of stories...


THIGH GAP LIPO-VO


THE BEST PART IS.

YOU CAN BOOST YOUR BIKINI CONFIDENCE DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR!

DOCTORS GO FROM THE KNEE TO THE GROIN AREA.

THEY USE A DEVICE TO MAKE A HOLE.BUT THERE'S NO SCALPEL AND NO STITCHES!

THE SIZE OF THE HOLE IS ABOUT THE SIZE OF A ZIT.

THEN THE DOCTOR NUMBS THE FAT AND USES A LASER TO LITERALLY MELT IT AWAY! Return to index of stories...


THIGH GAP LIPO-SOTVO


"So Instead of using a needle, we're just going to use air pressure… ok? There's no needle at all you're going to feel what feels like a rubber band snap. How's that?"

"I feel amazing! It feels like I didn't have anything done right now, I'm ready to go back to work , I feel like I could just go and do anything. I feel fantastic."

EACH PATIENT NEEDS TO GET A CONSULTATION BEFORE THE PROCEDURE TO MAKE SURE IT'S RIGHT FOR THEM. Return to index of stories...


THIGH GAP LIPO-PLASMA


SOME EXPERTS FEEL LIKE THIS THIGH GAP TREND IS DANGEROUS BECAUSE SOME WOMEN MAY GO TO DESPERATE MEASURES TO ACHIEVE THIS THIN LOOK.AND MANY WOMEN SIMPLY AREN'T BUILT THAT WAY.

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


DAD SHOOTS TEEN IN DAUGHTERS ROOM-VO


A HOUSTON FATHER SNAPS AFTER FINDING A TEENAGE BOY IN HIS DAUGHTERS ROOM.

ACCORDING TO POLICE, THE FATHER WAS ALERTED BY ONE OF HIS FOUR CHILDREN THAT SOMEONE WAS IN THE HOUSE.

WHEN THE FATHER WENT TO INVESTIGATE, HE FOUND A 17-YEAR-OLD MALE INSIDE HIS 16-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER'S ROOM.

DETECTIVES SAY THE DAUGHTER TOLD HER FATHER SHE DIDN'T KNOW THE 17-YEAR-OLD.

AT SOME POINT, THERE WAS AN ALTERCATION AND THE FATHER SHOT AND KILLED THE BOY.

AUTHORITIES SAY IT APPEARS THE MALE TEEN WAS LET INTO THE HOUSE AND THAT THE GIRL KNEW THE BOY.

AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY. Return to index of stories...


KNOCK KNOCK THEFT-VO


ALSO HAPPENING IN HOUSTON, WHEN THIEVES COME KNOCKING ---

PEOPLE BETTER HOPE THEY'RE HOME TO GET THE DOOR.

DETECTIVES THERE ARE SEEING AN INCREASE IN WHAT THEY CALL "DOOR KNOCK BURGLARIES."

HERE'S HOW IT'S DONE.

SOMEONE RINGS THE DOORBELL TO SEE IF ANYONE IS HOME.

IF NO ONE ANSWERS -- THEY BREAK IN.

THEY USUALLY GET IN BY KNOCKING OUT WINDOWS --

OR KICKING DOWN DOORS.

AUTHORITIES SAY -- SIMPLES CHANGES -- LIKE REINFORCING DOORS WITH LONGER SCREWS --

AND LOCKING WINDOWS AND GATES -- CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. Return to index of stories...


FLU JOBS-NATSVO


WHETHER YOU CATCH THE FLU COULD DEPEND ON YOUR JOB.

sneezy, coughy

RESEARCHERS SURVEYED NEARLY THIRTY THOUSAND ADULTS DURING THE 2010 H1N1 OUTBREAK.

THEY FOUND PEOPLE WORKING IN REAL ESTATE -- FOOD SERVICES -- AND EDUCATION WERE MOST LIKELY TO GET SICK

IT'S LIKELY BECAUSE THOSE JOBS REQUIRE A LOT OF PUBLIC INTERACTION.

PEOPLE IN THESE PROFESSIONS WERE ALSO LESS LIKELY TO GET FLU SHOTS. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS HEAD INJURIES-VO


GROWING AWARENESS OF THE DANGERS OF HEAD INJURIES IN SPORTS WAS BEHIND A HEARING ON CAPITOL HILL.

JEFFREY MILLER, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE N-F-L, LISTED A NUMBER OF CHANGES FOOTBALL HAS UNDERGONE OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS TO ADDRESS HEAD INJURIES, WHILE ALSO ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THE LEAGUE DOES NOT PROVIDE LIFETIME HEALTH INSURANCE FOR ALL ITS RETIRED PLAYERS.

AND BRIANA SCURRY -- A FORMER STARTING GOALKEEPER FOR THE UNITED STATE'S WOMEN'S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM WHOSE CAREER ENDED WITH A TRAUMATIC HEAD INJURY IN 2010 -- TESTIFIED THAT SHE WAS STARTLED BY STATISTICS THAT SOCCER IS SECOND ONLY TO FOOTBALL IN INCIDENTS OF HEAD INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE STORY 2-TRX-2 SHOT VO


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

HOW ABOUT A LITTLE ROCK N ROLL NEXT TIME YOU MAIL OUT THAT LETTER.

THERE'S A NEW STAMP ON THE MARKET.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHY THE USPS LIKES JIMMY HENDRIX. 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-CLIP


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.

A chilly morning with temperatures as low as the 40s turns into a mild afternoon for our Friday as temperatures climb all the way into the upper 70s and low 80s.

We'll enjoy an abundance of sunshine through the day, which will help our temperatures rise pretty sharply.

Humidity levels will stay nice and low, and while the winds won't be nearly as strong as yesterday, we'll still have a stiff breeze at times with gusts getting up to 20 mph.

Rain stays out of the forecast today, and we'll keep things dry at least through the end of the weekend.

If you're planning on being out tonight, you'll still need to dress somewhat warm because temps will fall fast beyond sunset. With a clear and quiet sky in place, temperatures will settle into the mid 50s overnight with a couple of our inland cool spots dipping as low as the upper 40s.

We've got another gorgeous weekend on the way with tons of sun and highs in the low to mid 80s.

After a sunny and dry weekend, we'll have some rain and storms to track to start the week on Monday, but the unsettled weather should only last a day or so.

By Tuesday, the forecast looks drier and fairly seasonable with highs around 80, which is where we should stay for the remainder of the week. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

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-NEWSROOM


IT'S A BUSY FRIDAY ALREADY!

Right now i'm checking in with our morning crew here IN THE NEWSROOM WHERE OUR STACEY DEFFENBAUGH HAS THE LATEST ON A TERRIFYING EMERGENCY LANDING OVERNIGHT ON BOARD A PLANE. Return to index of stories...


1) EMERGENCY LANDING-VOTOPS


MUST-SEE CELL PHONE VIDEO CAPTURES THE MOMENT ALL THE PASSENGERS HAD TO EVACUATE DOWN THE SLIDE.

WHAT WENT SO WRONG ON THIS FLIGHT FROM PHILLY TO FORT LAUDERDALE IN A LIVE REPORT. Return to index of stories...


2) BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS


AND WE ARE ON TOP OF BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT IN LEE COUNTY ---

FIVE BRUSH TRUCKS HAVE RESPONDED TO A FIRE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE LATEST FROM THE SCENE AT THE TOP OF HOUR.

PLUS THIS. Return to index of stories...


3) LAWSON COURT-SOTTOPS


sam tease Return to index of stories...


COMING UP AT 6 TAG-NEWSROOM


PLUS HALEY'S TRACKING A COOL DOWN AND NICK'S WATCHING THE ROADS, AT 6. Return to index of stories...


JIMMY HENDRIX STAMP-VOTOPS


FANS OF ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER JIMI HENDRIX WILL LOVE THE POSTAL SERVICE'S NEWEST FOREVER STAMP.

TAKE A LOOK.

THE STAMP WAS UNVEILED THURSDAY.

IT'S DESIGNED TO LOOK LIKE A VINTAGE 45 RECORD SLEEVE AND SHOWS THE SINGER WEARING ONE OF HIS TRADEMARK MILITARY JACKETS.

THE STAMP COMES OUT DECADES AFTER THE MUSICIAN'S DEATH IN 19-70.

BACK THEN, A STAMP COST JUST SIX CENTS.

TODAY, ONE COSTS 49 CENTS. Return to index of stories...


SOCIAL MEDIA PRIVACY-VOWIPE


LEGISLATION MOVING IN THE FLORIDA SENATE WOULD PROTECT YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PASSWORDS--

AND PROHIBIT YOUR BOSS FROM ASKING FOR THEM DURING THE HIRING PROCESS.

A SECOND SENATE COMMITTEE SIGNED OFF ON THE MEASURE THURSDAY.

BILL SPONSOR JEFF CLEMENS SAYS PEOPLE LOOKING FOR WORK ARE INCREASINGLY BEING PUT IN AN AWKWARD SITUATION.

HE BELIEVES PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE SOME RIGHT TO PRIVACY IN THEIR PERSONAL LIVES.

THE LEGISLATION DOES MAKE AN EXCEPTION FOR THOSE BEING HIRED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT. Return to index of stories...


SOCIAL MEDIA PRIVACY-SOTVO


Sot: State Sen. Jeff Clemens, D- Palm Beach County

"I still urge caution to people to not post things that maybe they don't want their employer to see, but at least we are taking a step to prevent them from getting those password to go through your entire private Facebook account."

THE LEGISLATION DOES MAKE AN EXCEPTION FOR THOSE BEING HIRED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT.

THE COMPANION BILL IN THE FLORIDA HOUSE HAS YET TO BE HEARD IN ANY COMMITTEE.

BOTH CHAMBERS NEED TO PASS THE BILL BEFORE THE GOVERNOR COULD ACT ON IT. Return to index of stories...


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