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DIRECTORS PAGE 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
SEVERE WX OPEN-CLIP STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-WX BOXES ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
LIVE SHOT FROM FDOT-FDOTTOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TOSS TO STEVE-trx2 SHOT, SOTVO, EANIBOX SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
LEHIGH ACRES FAIR RIDE INVESTIGATION-REM-2 SPORTS
LEHIGH ACRES FAIR RIDE INVESTIGATION-BNR-PKG FGCU MEN TO FSU-ON CAM
LEHIGH ACRES FAIR RIDE INVESTIGATION-REM-2 FGCU MEN TO FSU-VOTOPS
RING OF FIRE INCIDENT-OC, NATVO FGCU MEN TO FSU-SOT
PUNTA GORDA HIT AND RUN-trxOC FGCU MEN TO FSU-CG-VOBOX
PUNTA GORDA HIT AND RUN-BNR-PKG FGCU WOMEN NCAA-ON CAM TOSS
JOYCELIN LUCK BOND REDUCTION HEARING-OC FGCU WOMEN NCAA-REM-7
JOYCELIN LUCK BOND REDUCTION HEARING-BNR-PKG FGCU WOMEN NCAA-VO
DESOTO PRISON OFFICIAL-OC, VO, OC FGCU WOMEN NCAA-REM-7
NORTH PORT FIRE UPDATE-OC, VO FGCU WOMEN NCAA-ON CAM TAG
NORTH PORT FIRE UPDATE-SOTVO FGCU WOMEN NCAA-VOTOPS
EAST NAPLES BRUSH FIRE-OC, VO FGCU WOMEN NCAA-SOT
CONNIE MACK REGISTERED TO LOBBY-OC FGCU WOMEN NCAA-CG-VOBOX
DESOTO MERCURY UPDATE-OC, VO CARDINALS RED SOX-COLD VO
GG APT FIRE CAUSE-OC, VO SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
FM DOWNTOWN HOTEL-OC BUS STOP NEAR 82 YO YARD-trx2 SH
NAPLES PIER FISH HOOK-OC, VO BUS STOP NEAR 82 YO YARD-BNR-PKG
NAPLES PIER FISH HOOK-SOTVO CLANCY'S ST. PADDY'S DAY-VO
FCAT REPLACEMENT TEST-OC CLANCY'S ST. PADDY'S DAY-SOTVO
FL UNEMPLOYMENT #s-OC, SS, OC AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
TEASE ONE 11 PM TEASE-OC, VO
TZ1 A) bus stop near 82 yo-2 SH, VO BREAKING NEWS
TZ1 B) clancy st. paddys day-SOTVO CLOSE-4SHOT
TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC  


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SEVERE WX OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX BOXES


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LIVE SHOT FROM FDOT-FDOTTOPS


HEAVY RAIN MOVES INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

THIS IS A LIVE PICTURE FROM ON OUR CAMERA'S ON KINGS HIGHWAY. THE RAIN IS NOT THERE YET BUT EXPECTED TO BE TGHERE SOON./ Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO STEVE-trx2 SHOT, SOTVO, EANIBOX


LEE COUNTY PARENTS WATCHED A FAIR RIDE START COMING APART WHILE THEIR CHILDREN WERE STRAPPED INSIDE.

11:01-11:01

"It was a very, very loud bang."

13:05-13:08

"there was a loud crashing sound, metal."

MODERN MIDWAYS SAYS A PIECE OF A GATE FLEW INTO A NEARBY VAN AT THE LEHIGH ACRES SPRING FESTIVAL. CRACKING THE WINDSHIELD.

BUT SAYS NO ONE WAS IN DANGER.

NBC-2'S STEVE CAMPION WAS THERE AS STATE INVESTIGATORS SHOWED UP FOR A SURPRISE INSPECTION.

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LEHIGH ACRES FAIR RIDE INVESTIGATION-REM-2


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LEHIGH ACRES FAIR RIDE INVESTIGATION-BNR-PKG


Anakin Oliver, Rider

5839 "We heard creaking and then we felt vibration. The we heard this crash."

THE RAGE IN THE CAGE'S LITTLE RIDERS RECALL THE MOMENT -

Rachel Cureton, Rider

1610 "It sounded like a very big screeching, crashing sound."

UNLIKE ANY OTHER *SUNDAY* AT THE LEHIGH ACRES SPRINGS FESTIVAL.

Anakin Oliver 5845

",,, then we heard this crash. The we know the ride or some pieces blew off."

PANIC SET IN -

Bob Oliver

5352 "As the ride was decending, it just started flying apart, pieces were flying everywhere."

FOR THEIR PARENTS STANDING IN LINE.

Bob Oliver

5437 "I was just thinking a piece would hit something / It'd be like putting a rock in a dryer and boom, boom, boom."

IN A STATEMENT TO NBC-2

MODERN MIDWAYS CLAIMS HIGH WINDS PUSHED A GATE INTO THE RIDE. SENDING PART OF THE GATE CRASHING INTO A NEARBY VAN.

Richard Cureton,

1051 "that van that was there probably saved some people's lives cause that's where the brunt of the debris field sprayed out from."

STATE INSPECTORS FOUND FOUR ISSUES WITH THE RIDE LAST FRIDAY.

THEY NOTED IMPROPER HARDWARE, A MISSING FLOOR PANEL, UNSECURED GATES, AND EXPOSED ELECTRICAL WIRING.

MODERN MIDWAY SAYS THEY CORRECTED THOSE MISTAKES BEFORE THE FESTIVAL STARTED LAST WEEK.

Amy Cureton, Mother

1424 "there's too many problems and I can't trust that it's safe."

THE RIDE CLEARED A SURPRISE INSPECTION TODAY -

THE COMPANY CRITICIZED MEDIA COVERAGE DECLINING ANY ON-CAMERA INTERVIEWS

- SAYING "ANY NEGATIVE PRESS SURROUNDING THIS EVENT ONLY SERVES TO UNDERMINd THE COMMUNITY'S GOALS.

Bob Oliver, Parent

5713 "If a piece of metal would have gotten in there and injured him. I don't think I could have lived with it." Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ACRES FAIR RIDE INVESTIGATION-REM-2


AGAIN, THE RIDE HERE IS BACK IN OPERATION TONIGHT.

THE COMPANY AT THE CENTER OF THIS SAYS *NO ONE* SHOULD BE CONCERNED, THESE RIDE ARE SAFE AND A GREAT PLACE FOR FAMILY FUN.

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RING OF FIRE INCIDENT-OC, NATVO


THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW TAHT RIDE HAS MALFUNCTIONED AT THE LEHIGH ACRES SPRING FEST.

"yea that machine just blew up in pieces"

LAST YEAR, 5 CHILDREN WERE HURT ON THE RING OF FIRE.

THE SAME COMPANY, MODERN MIDWAYS, OPERATED THE RIDE.

STATE INSPECTORS SAID SEVERAL PARTS OF THE RIDE WERE IN POOR CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


PUNTA GORDA HIT AND RUN-trxOC


THE LUCK OF THE IRISH WAS WITH SOMEBAR PATRONS IN PUNTA GORDA. THEY JUST MADE IT INTO THE IRISH PUB. WHEN AN OUT OF CONTROL DRIVER PLOWED INTO THE OUTDOOR PATIO.

ONLY N-B-C TWO'S LUCAS SEILER SPOKE WITH PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE WHEN IT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


PUNTA GORDA HIT AND RUN-BNR-PKG


FORCED TO THEIR FEET BY THE IMPACT -

"Oh my gosh, this guy must have hit the building!"

A GROUP OF PEOPLE INSIDE THE CELTIC RAY COULDN'T BELIEVE THEIR EYES AS THE PUB THEY WERE IN QUICKLY TURNED INTO THE SCENE OF CRIME.

"I was just in shock."

LOOK CLOSELY - YOU CAN SEE A MAN AND A WOMAN ENTERING THE BAR - MOMENTS LATER, A PERSON IS SEEN RUNNING ON THE SIDEWALK AS HEADLIGHTS GET CLOSER BEFORE SLAMMING RIGHT INTO THE BAR.

"He must have taken out some people on his way through the crash."

RAHIL LONE RUSHED TO THE DOOR ONLY TO WATCH THE DRIVER OF A FORD MUSTANG TAKE OFF - HE CAPTURED THIS CELL PHONE VIDEO AFTER A 911 CALL CAME IN ABOUT A CRASH.

THE PERSON RUNNING FROM THE CAR ESCAPED WITH JUST CUTS AND BRUISES - ANOTHER WITNESS QUICKLY JOTTED DOWN THE SUSPECT'S LICENSE PLATE.

"I don't even know if they knew they hit anybody… it's pretty awful."

THAT LED INVESTIGATORS TO THIS MAN - 21-YEAR-OLD JESSE BROWN -

Lucas Seiler, Reporting SU Officers say he wasn't at his house, so they ended up checking his brother's place in Punta Gorda… that's where they found a mustang in the garage and heard foot steps in the attic.

POLICE TELL US IT WAS JESSE BROWN HIDING - THEY ARRESTED HIM FOR LEAVING THE SCENE OF A CRASH WITH DAMAGE AND RESISTING OFFICERS.

THEY ALSO ARRESTED HIS BROTHER, ROBERT BROWN, FOR RESISTING OFFICERS WHEN THEY ASKED HIM WAS HIS BROTHER WAS.

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JOYCELIN LUCK BOND REDUCTION HEARING-OC


A SOUTH CAROLINA TEEN SAYS HER LEHIGH ACRES BOYFRIEND IS THE ONE WHO BELONGS IN JAIL.NOT HER.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE MURDERED HIS FAMILY BEFORE PICKING HER UP AND DRIVING CROSS COUNTRY.

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT WAS THE ONLY REPORTER IN COURT AS SHE PLEADED WITH A JUDGE TO LOWER HER BOND. Return to index of stories...


JOYCELIN LUCK BOND REDUCTION HEARING-BNR-PKG


IN FRONT OF A LEE COUNTY JUDGE. JOYCELIN LUCK SPOKE ABOUT THE CONTROL HER EX-BOYFRIEND STEVEN TOMPKINS HAD OVER HER.

THE 19 YEAR OLD SAYS SHE MET TOMPKINS ONLINE TWO YEARS AGO--

BUT THEY DIDN'T MEET UNTIL DECEMBER. HOURS AFTER AUTHORITIES SAY TOMPKINS KILLED HIS MOM AND BROTHER INSIDE THEIR LEHIGH ACRES HOME.

COURT DOCUMENTS FILED BY HER ATTORNEY STATE "LUCK ALLOWED TOMPKINS TO ASSUME DOMINANCE OVER HER.

AND A MASTER/SLAVE RELATIONSHIP WAS FORMED."

LUCK SAYS THAT'S WHY SHE TOOK MONEY FROM HER PARENTS--AND TOOK OFF FROM HER SOUTH CAROLINA HOME WITH TOMPKINS IN A STOLEN TRUCK.

TODAY SHE ASKED A JUDGE TO LOWER HER BOND ON ACCESSORY CHARGES.

LUCK SAYS TOMPKINS HAD THREATENED THE MURDERS MONTHS BEFORE.

BUT SHE DIDN'T TAKE HIM SERIOUSLY -- EVEN AS THEY PLANNED AN ESCAPE.

SHE SAYS TOMPKINS EVEN THREATENED *HER* PARENTS.

HER MOM SAID SHE ALERTED AUTHORITIES AFTER JOYCELIN DISAPPEARED.

A WYOMING STATE TROOPER ARRESTED THE PAIR ON THEIR WAY TO "LIVE OFF THE LAND" IN YELLOWSTONE.

DESPITE THE APPEAL -- A JUDGE ORDERED LUCK HELD ON THE SAME 3-HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND.

HER ATTORNEY SAYS THE CASE WILL LIKELY END IN A PLEA DEAL.

IN FORT MYERS MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO PRISON OFFICIAL-OC, VO, OC


A DESOTO COUNTY PRISON GUARD WHO WITNESSED THE BEATING OF AN THEN LIED ABOUT IT TO INVESTIGATORS WILL SPEND 10 MONTHS IN PRISON.

JODY HOLLAND WAS BRUTALLY BEATEN INSIDE THE DESOTO COUNTY JAIL.

TODAY VINCENT CARLUCCI WAS SENTENCED FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE.

IN COURT HE APOLOGIZED AND SAID HE TAKES FULL RESPONSIBILITY.

FOUR FORMER DESOTO COUNTY CORRECTIONS OFFICERS HAVE HAD FEDERAL CHARGES LINKED TO THE ABUSE.

CARLUCCI HAS UNTIL MAY FIRST TO TURN HIMSELF IN. Return to index of stories...


NORTH PORT FIRE UPDATE-OC, VO


THE WIND TODAY HAD FIREFIGHTERS READY FOR BRUSH FIRES.

CREWS SPENT THE DAY CHECKING ON WHAT'S LEFT OF A BRUSH FIRE IN NORTH PORT.

DESPITE THE WIND, THEY WERE ABLE TO KEEP IT UNDER CONTROL - NOW THE WORRY IS LIGHTNING STRIKES. Return to index of stories...


NORTH PORT FIRE UPDATE-SOTVO


Patrick Mahoney, Florida Forest Service

7:41 if you see a lightning strike you want to watch it for several

days, that area. Because it could go down in the ground, burn

underneath and then on the right day pop up and make a run. 7:50

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY WE NEED A LONG STEADY RAIN TO MINIMIZE the FIRE RISK THIS TIME OF YEAR. Return to index of stories...


EAST NAPLES BRUSH FIRE-OC, VO


IT WAS SO WINDY IN COLLIER COUNTY, THE EAST NAPLES FIRE DEPARTMENT DOUBLED ITS RESPONSE TO A SMALL BRUSH FIRE.

THE HALF ACRE FIRE BRIEFLY THREATENED TWO MOTOR HOMES AND A HOUSE.

THIS IS EAST OF COLLIER BOULEVARD ON BRANDY LANE.

THAT ROAD WAS SHUT DOWN FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR WHILE CREWS MOPPED UP THE FIRE.

IT IS UNDER CONTROL TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


CONNIE MACK REGISTERED TO LOBBY-OC


FORMER CONGRESSMAN CONNIE MACK WILL STAY IN THE POLITICAL WORLD AS A LOBBYIST.

MACK RECENTLY REGISTERED TO LOBBY FOR AMERICAN TASK FORCE ARGENTINA.

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DESOTO MERCURY UPDATE-OC, VO


A HOME EXPOSED TO MERCURY CONTANIMINATE IN DESOTO COUNTY HAS BEEN GIVEN THE ALL CLEAR.

LAST WEEK, A STUDENT FOUND THE ELEMENT IN AN OLD SCALE AT HIS HOME, TOOK IT TO SCHOOL AND HIS GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE.

THE E-P-A SAYS THE GRANDMOTHER'S HOME IS CLEAR OF MERCURY, AS IS DESOTO MIDDLE SCHOOL

OFFICIALS EXPECT TO HAVE THE STUDENT'S HOME CLEAN BY WEDNESDAY OF THIS WEEK.

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GG APT FIRE CAUSE-OC, VO


INVESTIGATORS SAY AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM CAUSED AN APARTMENT FIRE IN COLLIER COUNTY LAST FRIDAY.

THE FIRE FORCED SEVERAL PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR HOMES.

THIS WAS ON WASHINGTON LANE, JUST SOUTH OF PINE RIDGE ROAD IN GOLDEN GATE.

THE FIRE DAMAGED THREE APARTMENTS.

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FM DOWNTOWN HOTEL-OC


A DEVELOPMENT PLAN IS ONE SIGNATURE AWAY FOR A NEW DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS HOTEL.

CITY LEADERS AGREED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A PRE- AGREEMENT.

THE PAPERWORK NEEDS THE MAYOR'S SIGNATURE.

THEN THE DEVELOPER CAN START DRAWING UP BUILDING PROPOSALS.

THE NEW HOTEL WILL BE BUILT NEXT TO HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES PIER FISH HOOK-OC, VO


SOME FISHING HOOKS COULD BE BANED AT THE NAPLES PIER.

CITY LEADERS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE SURGE OF INJURED PELICANS.

THEY'RE GETTING CAUGHT IN HOOKS AND FISHING LINE.

AT WEDNESDAY'S CITY COUNCIL MEETING - COUNCIL WILL DICUSS A POTENTIAL BAN ON TREBLE HOOKS.

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NAPLES PIER FISH HOOK-SOTVO


TAKE SOTS

DURATION = 0:15

Nicole Johnson/Conservancy of SWFL

"With the 3 hooks, it's just that much more difficult to extract the hook from the bird, it really gets sunken in there into their flesh."

Jerry Desmond/Naples

"I say why? everybody should ask why. When you really get down to the basics, what are we getting out of it?

BIOLOGISTS SAY A BAN ON TREBLE HOOKS WOULD PLAY A BIG ROLE IN DECREASING THE EXTENT OF PELICAN INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


FCAT REPLACEMENT TEST-OC


FLORIDA STATE LEADERS SELECTED A NEW TEST TO REPLACE THE FCAT.

WITH STUDENTS AS TOP PRIORITY, FLORIDA CHOOSES REPLACEMENT FOR FCAT

~ Florida's new assessment tool will assess student progress on new Florida Standards ~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 17, 2014 - Continuing historic steps to ensure all Florida children have the opportunity to succeed, Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart today announced a new test has been selected to replace the FCAT 2.0 exams beginning with the 2014-15 school year.

"The new assessment will measure each child's progress and achievement on the Florida Standards, which were developed with an unprecedented amount of public input," said Stewart. "This assessment supports our new standards, which emphasize flexibility for teachers to make their own decisions in classrooms while preparing our students to analyze and think."

"The selection of our new assessment tool is a critical step forward. Florida students will be assessed on their knowledge of the Florida Standards, which will prepare them for success in college, careers and in life," said State Board of Education Chairman Gary Chartrand.

In August 2013, Governor Rick Scott convened the state's top education leaders and bipartisan stakeholders to discuss the sustainability and transparency of the state's accountability system in a three-day accountability summit.

Using input from the summit, Governor Scott issued Executive Order 13-276, which initiated Florida's departure from the national PARCC consortium as its fiscal agent, to ensure that the state would be able to procure a test specifically designed for Florida's needs without federal intervention.

Governor Scott also set out eight goals for the new assessment to ensure the best outcome for Florida students. Among those eight objectives were an emphasis on prompt reports of results, no significant change in testing time for students, no significant increase in costs of the assessments and an assurance that testing dates be as close as possible to the end of the school year to maximize learning opportunities. This assessment meets those goals.

Governor Scott also requested additional public comments about the standards, which resulted in public hearings around the state and thousands of comments from Floridians. In February 2014, the State Board of Education approved changes to the standards that reflected the input. The new Florida Standards for mathematics and English language arts stress a broader approach for student learning, including an increased emphasis on analytical thinking. With the new and more rigorous standards, a new assessment was needed to measure student progress.

The Invitation to Negotiate was posted for public review in October 2013 and proposals were received in December. An evaluation team reviewed five proposals and narrowed the choice to three groups. Subsequently, a negotiation team unanimously recommended the not-for-profit American Institutes for Research to Commissioner Stewart, who announced her selection of AIR today. Return to index of stories...


FL UNEMPLOYMENT #s-OC, SS, OC


FLORIDA'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO IT'S LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 2008.

THE STATE'S RATE IS AT 6 POINT 1 PERCENT.

THAT'S SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.

HOWEVER, UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS TICKED UP IN EVERY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COUNTY.

WE HAVE A BREAK DOWN ON OUR WEBSITE, NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


A BUS STOP IN LEHIGH ACRES HAS ONE FAMILY AFRAID FOR THEIR SAFETY.

IT'S RIGHT OUTSIDE THEIR PROPERTY AND NOW PEOPLE ARE USING THEIR CARPORT WHILE WAITING FOR THE BUS.

TONIGHT - THE COUNTY REACTS.

PLUS -

Roberta feilbach

Fort Myers

05

I love st Patricks day it's a great festivity. Luck of the Irish.

WE'LL LOOK AT SAINT PADDY'S DAY CELEBRATIONS DESPITE THE THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER.

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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT

A line of strong storms in the Gulf of Mexico is moving this way and we will be tracking heavy rain, strong winds and lightning this evening. A Tornado Watch has been issued for DeSoto, Charlotte and Lee Counties through 11:00 p.m. It's possible the watch area will extend inland and/or south as the evening progresses. Remember. a "Watch" area means that residents in the affected counties should be on alert for rapidly changing weather. If the weather becomes more serious tonight, "Warnings" will be issued. Windy weather will continue for most of the evening and it's very possible that some wind gusts could exceed 45 - 50 mph as the strong storms move in. It appears that the threat for severe weather may hold off for our immediate area later this evening. The line of storms is moving to the east rather slowly while the individual storms within the line are racing northeast at over 40 mph.

Tonight's potential for severe weather will be moving through the area tomorrow morning and be off the east coast during the day on Tuesday. We will return to relatively quiet weather for the rest of the week. Highs will be in the 80's each day and overnight lows will be in the 60's.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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FGCU MEN TO FSU-ON CAM


THEY FOUND OUT THEIR MATCHUP LAST NIGHT BETWEEN 8-30 AND 9.

SO THE QUICK TRAVEL PLANS CALLED FOR THE FGCU MENS BASKETBALL TEAM TO BUS IT UP THIS AFTERNOON TO TALLAHASSEE FOR TOMORROW NIGHT'S FIRST ROUND GAME OF THE N-I-T VS. FLORIDA STATE. Return to index of stories...


FGCU MEN TO FSU-VOTOPS


WE WERE OUT AT PRACTICE THIS MORNING.AS THE EAGLES GOT IN THEIR LAST WORKOUT BEFORE MAKING THE 6-HOUR DRIVE NORTHWEST.

THEY'VE PUT THE DISAPPOINTMENT OF NOT WINNING THE CONFERENCE TITLE AND GOING BACK TO THE NCAA TOURNAMENT BEHIND THEM.

THIS MATCHUP VS. FLORIDA STATE IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE N-I-T HELPS. Return to index of stories...


FGCU MEN TO FSU-SOT


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FGCU MEN TO FSU-CG-VOBOX


IT'S A 7PM TIP AT THE TUCKER CENTER.

THE GAME WILL BE BROADCASTED NATIONALLY ON ESPN-2.

AND IT'S THE FIRST-EVER MEETING BETWEEN THE TWO BASKETBALL PROGRAMS. Return to index of stories...


FGCU WOMEN NCAA-ON CAM TOSS


THE F-G-C-U WOMEN'S BASKETBAL TEAM PUNCHED THEIR TICKET TO THE NCAA TOURNAMENT WITH THEIR 2-POINT OVERTIME WIN OVER STETSON FOR THE A-SUN TITLE.

TONIGHT.THE EAGLES ARE BACK AT ALICO ARENA TO FIND OUT WHERE AND WHO THEY WILL PLAY THIS WEEKEND.

NBC TWO'S CHRIS PARKS LIVE FOR US AT THE ARENA.WHERE THE DOORS HAVE OPENED FOR A WATCH PARTY. Return to index of stories...


FGCU WOMEN NCAA-REM-7


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FGCU WOMEN NCAA-VO


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FGCU WOMEN NCAA-REM-7


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FGCU WOMEN NCAA-ON CAM TAG


TONIGHT'S SELECTION SHOW WILL BE ON ESPN AT 7-PM.

WE'LL HAVE THE REACTION TO THE EAGLES MATCH-UP FOR YOU TONIGHT AT 11. Return to index of stories...


FGCU WOMEN NCAA-VOTOPS


THE EAGLES PUNCHED THEIR TICKET TO THEIR 2ND NCAA TOURNAMENT IN THE LAST 3 YEARS WITH SUNDAY AFTERNOON'S 72-70 WIN OVER STETSON.

TWO YEARS AGO.THE EAGLES LET A LATE LEAD OVER SAINT BONAVENTURE SLIP AWAY IN THE NCAA FIRST ROUND GAME IN TALLAHASSEE.

THIS TIME AROUND.NO MATTER WHO OR WHERE THEY PLAY.THE EAGLES WOULD LIKE TO WIN A FEW GAMES. Return to index of stories...


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CARDINALS RED SOX-COLD VO


CORNED BEEF.CABBAGE.AND THE RED SOX WEAR GREEN AND PLAY HERE IN FORT MYERS.ALL SAINT PATTY'S DAY TRADITIONS.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST SURPRISES THIS SPRING.GRADY SIZEMORE.

THE FORMER CLEVELAND INDIANS AND 3-TIME ALL-STAR.MAKING A COMEBACK TO THE BIG LEAGUES.

ALSO A FORMER GOLD GLOVE WINNER.

RED SOX WIN 10-5. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


THE TWINS-ORIOLES GAME IN SARASOTA HAS ALREADY BEE CANCELLED DUE TO THE HUGE WEATHER SYSTEM ROLLING THROUGH.

CAPE HIGH GRAD.NATE ALLEN.RE-SIGNS WITH THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES. 1-YEAR DEAL FOR THE DEFENSIVE SAFETY AND 4-YEAR NFL VETERAN.

THAT'S IT FOR SPORTS.KELLIE AND PETER. Return to index of stories...


BUS STOP NEAR 82 YO YARD-trx2 SH


WORRIED FOR THEIR SAFETY -

TONIGHT, A LEHIGH ACRES FAMILY IS WONDERING WHY LEE TRAN MOVED A BUS STOP JUST FEET FROM THEIR FRONT DOOR.

THEY SAY BUS RIDERS ARE NOW USING THEIR CAR PORT FOR SHADE AS THEY WAIT FOR THE BUS.

NBC 2'S JOE ROETZ SHOWS HOW LEE TRAN IS FIXING THE PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


BUS STOP NEAR 82 YO YARD-BNR-PKG


A SIGN OF CHANGE -

AS LONG AS DONNA THREET CAN REMEMBER -

THIS ROUTE 110 BUS STOP WAS A GOOD DISTANCE FROM THE FRONT DOOR OF HER 82 YEAR OLD MOTHER'S LEE BOULEVARD HOME.

UNTIL SHE RECENTLY RETURNED FROM VACATION WITH A SUDDEN REALIZATION.

oh they moved the bus stop closer to the house - and my next thought was oh my mom lives here by herself!

IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG BEFORE THREET SAYS PEOPLE STARTED TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE CONSTANT SHLTER PROVIDED BY HER AILING MOTHER'S CAR PORT.

One time there was a young girl out there doing her homework and I went ah!

AND ANOTHER TIME -

WHEN THREET WALKED OUTSIDE AND FOUND A MAN CIRCLING THE CARS.

A SERIOUS CONCERN WE TOOK TO LEE TRAN WHEN WE ASKED WHY THE STOP WAS MOVED IN THE FIRST PLACE.

the stop was originally too close to an intersection and for safety sake we try to be a distance away from any intersection or driveway.

LEE TRAN OFFICIALS ADMIT THE STOP IS NOW TOO CLOSE TO THIS HOUSE.

In the next few days lee tran says it will relocate the bus stop to a

better location-

With fields on either side of the lee boulevard home. Threet says it

doesn't even have to go far.

WE DELIVERED THE GOOD NEWS STRAIGHT TO THREET.

yay! That's awesome. That's awesome.

A GENUINE REACTION FROM SOMEONE TRYING TO KEEP HER MOTHER SAFE.

I am so in favor of transit because it helps a lot of people. But I am also in favor of keeping my mom safe.

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


CLANCY'S ST. PADDY'S DAY-VO


THE THREAT OF STORMS IS NOT STOPPING THE SAINT PATRICK'S DAY SPIRIT.

HERE IS A LOOK AT THE CROWD AT CLANCEY'S RESTAURANT IN FORT MYERS.

THE IRISH RESTAURANT OPENED AT 11 OCLOCK THIS MORNING FOR ITS ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION.

DESPITE THE WEATHER, DOZENS OF PEOPLE SHOWED UP TO ENJOY LIVE MUSIC, IRISH FOOD AND OF COURSE-GREEN BEER. Return to index of stories...


CLANCY'S ST. PADDY'S DAY-SOTVO


---TAKE SOT---

Sue Szalay

Visiting From Canada

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We traveled through some bad stuff a few days ago so I'm just glad to be here. Rain is ok.

BUTT TO

Roberta feilbach

Fort Myers

05

I love st Patricks day it's a great festivity. Luck if the Irish.

THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER SAINT PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATIONS TONIGHT.

GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND CLICK ON THINGS TO DO.

IT'S UNDER THE HOME TAB.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH A LAST LOOK AT RADAR. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-OC, VO


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BREAKING NEWS


BREAKING NEWS OUT OF R-S-W.

A FLIGHT HAS LANDED SAFELY AFTER EXPERIENCING A PROBLEM.

THIS WAS A U-S AIRWAYS FLIGHT HEADING TO CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.

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