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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
TOSS TO CHARLIE-VOtops, SS, EANIBOX ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
NFM HOME INVASION-REM-7 FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
NFM HOME INVASION-BNR-PKG TOSS TO DAVE-2 SHOT, TRX
NFM HOME INVASION-REM-7 NEW FORM OF IDENTITY THEFT-TC MON
TOSS TO MATT-OC, SS, EANIBOX NEW FORM OF IDENTITY THEFT-BNR-PKG
SYOEN LAWSUIT-NSRM (RTR-1) NEW FORM OF IDENTITY THEFT-TC MON
SYOEN LAWSUIT-BNR-PKG ASPCA CAT ADOPTION-OC, VO
SYOEN LAWSUIT-NSRM (RTR-1) ASPCA CAT ADOPTION-SOTVO
MORETZ SENTENCING-trxOC, VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
MORETZ SENTENCING-SOTVO SPORTS
MCDONALDS CASHIER NAPLES-OC, SS, OC HOFFMAN ON TEAM-SOTTOPS
CHILD PORN ARRESTS CHARLOTTE COUNTY-OC MERCER BEATS DUKE-ON CAM
CHILD PORN ARRESTS CHARLOTTE COUNTY-BNR-PKG MERCER BEATS DUKE-VOTOPS
LEHIGH SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-OC, SS, VO MERCER BEATS DUKE-SOT
LEHIGH SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-SOTVO NCAA SCORES-CGTOPS
NAPLES HOOK WOMAN'S STOMACH-OC GATORS FRIDAY-VOTOPS
MATLACHA BREAK INS-VOTOPS GATORS FRIDAY-SOT
WAFFLE HOUSE REWARD-trxOC, VO FGCU WOMEN NCAA-VOTOPS
OBAMA FLOOD INSURANCE-OC FGCU WOMEN NCAA-SOT
SWFL WATER FIX-OC, VO FGCU WOMEN NCAA-CG-VOBOX
SWFL WATER FIX-SOTVO TWINS METS-VOTOPS
RESIDENCY MATCH LEE MEMORIAL-OC, VO SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
RESIDENCY MATCH LEE MEMORIAL-SOTVO AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
SWEETBAY BRAND CHANGE-OC 11 PM TEASE-OC, VO
CAPE POT BUST-(3) SS MUSIC WALK FM-OC, NATVO
CAPE CRASH ARREST-(2) SS MOVIE UNDER THE STARS-OC, CG
TEASE ONE COLLIER CO FAIR-OC, CG
TZ1 A) new form of id theft-2 SH, VO CLOSE-4SHOT


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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


New Details

Violent Robbery

A SENIOR CITIZEN ANSWERS A KNOCK ON HIS DOOR AND IS VIOLENTLY ATTACKED OUTSIDE HIS NORTH FORT MYERS HOME.

TONIGHT - THE SEARCH IS ON TO FIND HIS ATTACKERS.

New Information

Child Porn Investigation

TWO MEN. WHO LIVE IN THE SAME SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NEIGHBORHOOD, LINKED TO AN UNDERGROUND CHILD PORNOGRAPHY RING.

:06 Oran Hively, Neighbor "You don't think about this kind of thing happening in your own neighborhood. that always happens some place else."

NBC 2 FINDS OUT INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO A SINISTER NETWORK OF CRIMINALS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA EXPLOTING CHILDREN.

New Details

Lawsuit Allegations

AND - A CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER SUES HIS DAUGHTER AND HER HUSBAND FOR TWO MILLION DOLLARS. HE SAYS FOX 4 WEATHER MAN JIM SYOEON AND HIS WIFE STOLE HIS HOME, BELONGINGS AND FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHS WHILE HE WAS ON HIS DEATHBED. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO CHARLIE-VOtops, SS, EANIBOX


YOU CAN SEE HIS BLOODY HEAD.

THIS NORTH FORT MYERS MAN WAS ATTACKED BY ROBBERS WHO KNOCKED ON HIS DOOR.

AND THEN HIT HIM OVER THE HEAD.

HE LIVES IN A SENIOR CITIZEN COMMUNITY NEAR 41 AND PONDELLA ROAD.

TONIGHT INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING FOR HIS ATTACKERS, WHO TOOK OFF IN THE POOR MAN'S CAR.

NBC-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN IS THERE LIVE WITH NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE SEARCH/

CHARLIE - Return to index of stories...


NFM HOME INVASION-REM-7


DETECTIVES SPENT HOURS AT THE APARTMENT BEHIND ME TODAY INVESTIGATING.

AND TONIGHT WE HAVE UNCOVERED DEPUTIES WERE AT THIS SAME ADDRESS LAST MONTH WHEN THE GUY LIVING HERE DROPPED A GUN AND IT DISCHARGED.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE ISN'T TELLING US IF GUNS WERE INVOLVED IN TODAY'S ROBBERY -- BUT THEY DO BELIEVE THIS VICTIM WAS TARGETED. Return to index of stories...


NFM HOME INVASION-BNR-PKG


Tiffany Wood, LCSO

50:52 they were able to beat him around a little bit an caused him some minor injuries. 50:58

WITH BLOOD ON HIS FACE - THIS NORTH FORT MYERS MAN TELLS DETECTIVES WHAT HAPPENED.

Tiffany Wood, LCSO

51:13 he heard a knock on the door, he answered and they busted right in. 51:16

A SPOKESPERSON FROM THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE TELLS US TWO MEN BURST INTO THE 64-YEAR-OLD'S APARTMENT - BEAT HIM UP - STOLE SOME THINGS AND TOOK OFF IN HIS CAR.

Don Brusseau, Neighbor

1:02:00 is that right? Whoo! That changed my outlook a little bit. 1:02:10

92-YEAR OLD DON BRUSSEAU LIVES A FEW DOORS DOWN.

HE SAYS THE SENIOR LIVING COMPLEX OWNED BY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IS NORMALLY PEACEFUL - NOW HE'LL HESITATE BEFORE OPENING HIS DOOR TO A STRANGER.

Don Brusseau, Neighbor

1:01:07 I'll look out the window, and see who it is and ask them a question or two. 1:01:13

LUCKY FOR BRUSSEAU - DETECTIVES THINK THIS IS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT AND THE CROOKS TARGETED THIS VICTIM.

WHY? THEY'RE NOT SURE- BUT IT GOT THE ATTENTION OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

Jim, Lives Nearby

55:55 then I heard a mess of sirens. And now I see a whole bunch of stuff going on here. I guess somebody must have got hurt pretty bad. 56:03

FOLKS HERE JUST HOPE THINGS GO BACK TO THEIR QUIET WAYS SOON. Return to index of stories...


NFM HOME INVASION-REM-7


WE'RE WAITING FOR THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO GIVE US A GOOD DESCRIPTION OF THESE SUSPECTS OR THE CAR THEY ESCAPED IN --

THE VICTIM DID NOT GO TO THE HOSPITAL.

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TOSS TO MATT-OC, SS, EANIBOX


A WELL-KNOWN CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER IS MAKING HEADLINES OF HIS OWN TONIGHT. SUING HIS DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW. WHO LIVE IN FORT MYERS

FRANK ROSS SAYS HIS DAUGHTER AND HER HUSBAND FOX 4 WEATHER MAN JIM SYOEN. STOLE HIS PROPERTY WHILE HE WAS GRAVELY ILL.

HIS DAUGHTER WORKS FOR THE STATE ATTORNEYS OFFICE.

NBC 2'S IS IN OUR NEWSROOM TO WITH NEW REVELATIONS ABOUT THE STUNNING CASE. Return to index of stories...


SYOEN LAWSUIT-NSRM (RTR-1)


THE LAWSUIT SEEKS 2-MILLION DOLLARS. ON CLAIMS INCLUDING ELDER ABUSE AND FRAUD.

BOTH SIDES ADMIT THERE MAY BE UNDERLYING ISSUES.

BUT FRANK ROSS'S ATTORNEY SAYS IT WOULD HAVE NEVER REACHED THIS POINT -- IF HIS RELATIVES WOULD TALK WITH HIM. Return to index of stories...


SYOEN LAWSUIT-BNR-PKG


A FAMILY DISPUTE -- MAKING PUBLIC HEADLINES.

IN A NEW LAWSUIT -- FAMED CELEBRITY PAPPARAZO FRANK ROSS CLAIMS HIS DAUGHTER AND SON IN LAW TOOK ADVANTAGE WHEN HE WAS NEAR DEATH.

IT STATES SAMANTHA AND JIM SYOEN.

".USED DECEIT. INTIMIDATION. EMOTIONAL ABUSE. AND EMPTY PROMISES OF CARE TO STEAL ROSS'S HOME AND PROPERTY.

THE SUIT CLAIMS -- ROSS SIGNED OVER PROPERTY ON PROMISES HE COULD LIVE WITH THEM.

AND STATES THEY STOLE ROSS'S HOUSE. JAGUAR. ANTIQUES. AND CELEBRITY PHOTO ARCHIVES. INCLUDING PICTURES OF A TEENAGED PRINCESS DIANA.

THE SYOENS' REFERRED US TO THEIR ATTORNEY. WHO DISPUTES THE ALLEGATIONS.

CARLOS CAVENAGO SAYS HE HAS PROOF THE COUPLE LEGALLY OWNS THE PROPERTY -- THROUGH POWER OF ATTORNEY.

HE ADMITS THE SYOENS NO LONGER SPEAK WITH ROSS.

BUT SAYS THEY WILL FIGHT TO CLEAR THEIR NAMES. Return to index of stories...


SYOEN LAWSUIT-NSRM (RTR-1)


ROSS'S ATTORNEY SAYS HIS HEALTH HAS IMPROVED SINCE LAST YEAR.

IN FULL DISCLOSURE BOTH SAMANTHA AND JIM SYOEN WERE FORMERLY EMPLOYED HERE AT WATERMAN BROADCASTING.

MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


MORETZ SENTENCING-trxOC, VO


A COLLIER COUNTY MAN WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR MURDERING HIS WIFE IN A HOSPITAL ROOM.

IN JULY OF 2011 - 56-YEAR-OLD JEFFREY MORETZ WALKED INTO PHYSICIANS REGIONAL IN NAPLES AND SHOT HIS WIFE CHRISTINE.

A JURY CONVICTED MORETZ OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER LAST MONTH.

THE STATE ACCUSED MORETZ OF LIVING A JEALOUS LIFE AFTER HE AND HIS WIFE SPLIT - SAYING HE PLANNED THE MURDER. Return to index of stories...


MORETZ SENTENCING-SOTVO


TAKE SOT

Jeffrey Moretz: "I miss her so much.I miss her so much.I'm sorry everyone about this whole situation."

MORETZ AND HIS ATTORNEY WERE HOPING FOR A LESSER PUNISHMENT. Return to index of stories...


MCDONALDS CASHIER NAPLES-OC, SS, OC


CAN YOU SAY MC-ANGRY.

A WOMAN GOT SO MAD A FAST FOOD EMPLOYEE MESSED UP HER ORDER, SHE TRIED TO PULL THE WORKER THRU THE DRIVE-THRU WINDOW.

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT AT THE MCDONALD'S ON U-S 41, JUST SOUTH OF PINE RIDGE ROAD IN NAPLES.

THE WOMAN BECAME ENRAGED BECAUSE THE CASHIER RANG UP TWO ORDERS OF FRIES. INSTEAD OF ONE.

POLICE SAY SHE GOT OUT OF HER CAR, GRABBED THE CASHIER BY THE SHIRT AND TRIED TO PULL THE WORKER OUT OF THE WINDOW.

THE WOMAN THEN DROVE OFF.

NO ARREST HAVE BEEN MADE. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN ARRESTS CHARLOTTE COUNTY-OC


TWO CHILD PORN ARRESTS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY COULD REVEAL DISTURBING NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND NETWORK CRIMINALS USE TO DISTRIBUTE THE PICTURES.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER DISCOVERED INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO PINPOINT IF SOME OF THE VICTIMS ARE FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN ARRESTS CHARLOTTE COUNTY-BNR-PKG


Oran Hively, Neighbor "You don't think about these things happening in your own neighborhood… that always happens somewhere else."

NOT ONE - BUT TWO PEOPLE - JUST A MILE APART FROM EACH OTHER IN CENTRAL PORT CHARLOTTE - ACCUSED OF A NUMBER OF NAUSEATING CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN.

Joy Cegreen, Neighbor "Little kids are just so innocent."

… AND INVESTIGATORS SAY THESE TWO MEN- ANTHONY HARTWIG AND JAMES BLAISDELL - ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THAT BY POSSESSING AND DISTRIBUTING IMAGE AFTER IMAGE OF YOUNG CHILDREN PERFORMING SEX ACTS.

Joy Cegreen, Neighbor 'They trust people and it's just terrible that they can't trust somebody… that people would do that."

ACCORDING TO ARREST REPORTS, INVESTIGATORS HAVEN'T FOUND ANYTHING THAT PINPOINTS THE MEN WORKING TOGETHER - BUT NEIGHBORS SAY IT'S STRANGE THEY LIVE SO CLOSE.

Oran Hively, Neighbor "It's a little unnerving especially it's happening and you don't even know about it."

IT WAS MARCH 2013 - DURING AN UNDERCOVER INTERNET INVESTIGATION, AN FBI AGENT IN OKLAHOMA RECEIVED CHILD PORN FROM AN IP ADDRESS IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

A DETECTIVE ASSIGNED TO THE FBI'S CHILD EXPLOITATION TASK FORCE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAYS HE FOUND SOMEONE IN THIS HOUSE ADVERTISING OVER 100 FILES OF KIDS PERFORMING SEX ACTS - AFTER A YEAR-LONG INVESTIGATION, ANTHONY HARTWIG WAS ARRESTED.

Joy Cegreen, Neighbor "… sick people."

JUST LAST MONTH, OFFICERS TELL US AN IP ADDRESS TRACED TO A HOUSE ON MILLPORT STREET WAS DISTRIBUTING NEARLY 100 CHILD PORN FILES ACROSS THE COUNTRY - OFFICERS ARRESTED JAMES BLAISDELL.

THE INVESTIGATION, ACCORDING TO DETECTIVES, IS FAR FROM OVER - WE'RE TOLD THESE MEN ARE LIKELY TO FACE MORE CHARGES WHILE THEY SIT IN THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY JAIL. NOW, THE TASK FORCE IS LOOKING INTO WHETHER THE IMAGES WERE PRODUCED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND IF MORE PEOPLE MAY BE INVOLVED IN THE CRIMES.

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LEHIGH SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-OC, SS, VO


A LEHIGH ACRES FATHER IS DEAD AFTER HE WAS SHOT IN HIS HOME LAST NIGHT.

HIS KILLER STILL ON THE RUN.

THE MAN LIVES NEAR SUNSHINE BOULEVARD NORTH AND TWELFTH STREET WEST

32 YEAR OLD MARTIN PLUMMER DIED SHORTLY AFTER BEING SHOT BY SOMEONE INSIDE HIS HOME.

WE SPOKE WITH HIS FAMILY, WHO IS NOT SURE IF MARTIN KNEW HIS KILLER. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


George Plummer

Victim's Father

49:58 thats my son thats my blood i am really hurt 50:01 and i just hope and pray that they the law will get involved and do something about these things 50:15

HIS WIFE AND SEVEN CHILDRENS WERE NOT HURT IN THE SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES HOOK WOMAN'S STOMACH-OC


A WOMAN WAS CRUISING IN A BOAT NEAR THE NAPLES PIER WHEN SOMEONE CAST A FISHING LINE AND HOOKED HER STOMACH.

SHE SAYS THE FISHERMAN WAS AIMING FOR HER.

POLICE SEARCHED THE PIER BUT COULDN'T FIND HIM.

THE WOMAN RUSHED HER BOAT TO SHORE TO GET MEDICAL CARE. Return to index of stories...


MATLACHA BREAK INS-VOTOPS


TWO MASKED MEN ARE USING THE COVER OF NIGHT TO BREAK INTO BUSINESSES IN MATLACHA.

DEPUTIES SAY THESE GUYS BROKE INTO SANDY HOOK RESTAURANT --

and BERTS BAR ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS RECENTLY.

AT SAND HOOK THEY JUST BROKE A WINDOW.

BUT AT BURTS --

DEPUTIES SAY THEY TOOK OFF WITH SOME CASH.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE THEM CALL DEPUTIES OR CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


WAFFLE HOUSE REWARD-trxOC, VO


THE F-B-I IS KICKING IN 4-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO FIND MEN SUSPECTED OF VIOLENT WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERIES.

THE ROBBERS TARGETED RESTAURANTS IN CHARLOTTE AND LEE COUNTY.

THEY HOLD CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES AT GUNPOINT DURING THE ROBBERY.

THE ANONYMOUS TIPSTER IS ELIGIBLE FOR A TOTAL OF 75- HUNDRED DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA FLOOD INSURANCE-OC


TODAY, PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNED A BILL PREVENTING MASSIVE FLOOD INSURANCE HIKES.

THE HIKES WOULD HAVE HIT A LOT OF PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

SOME HOME AND BUSINESS OWNERS TOLD US THEY WOULD HAVE TO PAY TEN TIMES THE AMOUNT OF THEIR CURRENT PREMIUM. Return to index of stories...


SWFL WATER FIX-OC, VO


U-S LEADERS MAY HAVE STRUCK A DEAL TO FIX SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S WATER CRISIS.

A MASSIVE RESERVOIR IN HENDRY COUNTY WOULD DIVERT SOME OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE'S DIRTY WATER AWAY from the CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF A WATER BILL MOVED THROUGH THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND U-S SENATE.

THERE IS HOPE THE TWO SIDES ARE FINDING COMMON GROUND. Return to index of stories...


SWFL WATER FIX-SOTVO


TAKE SOT

Mary Rawl, Riverwatch

2025 "That will take I believe the latest numbers are 11 days of high flows off the Caloosahatchee. It's only a temporary fix and it will fix a small part of the problem. At this point, we're happy to have any type of relief, any kind of storage in the basin."

PRESIDENT OBAMA WOULD NEED TO SIGN THE BILL INTO LAW.

THE PROPOSAL DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY FUNDING FOR THE C-43 RESERVOIR. Return to index of stories...


RESIDENCY MATCH LEE MEMORIAL-OC, VO


THIS SHOULD HELP OUR DOCTOR SHORTAGE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM LAUNCHED ITS FIRST EVER RESIDENCY PROGRAM.

SIX MED SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL START MAKING ROUNDS IN JULY.

AT LEAST ONE OF THEM PLANS TO STAY IN SW FLORIDA AFTER. Return to index of stories...


RESIDENCY MATCH LEE MEMORIAL-SOTVO


SOT

11:41:39-11:41:49

Elizabeth Midney/ medical student

"This whole thing was about being able to come back to immakalee at

the end. No matter where I was going to do my residency, whether it be

here or someplace else, my dream was to always come back here. "

EACH STUDENT WILL STAY FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


SWEETBAY BRAND CHANGE-OC


YOUR LOCAL SWEETBAY STORE WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW.

THE COMPANY IS CHANGING 17 OF THE STORES INTO WINN-DIXIES.

THE STORES WILL RE-OPEN IN ONE WEEK.

WE HAVE A LIST OF THE LOCATIONS ON OUR WEBSITE, NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE POT BUST-(3) SS


CAPE CORAL POLICE FIND MORE THAN 10 POUNDS OF POT WHILE ISSUING A SEARCH WARRANT.

THE MARIJUANA WAS STUFFED INTO SEVERAL ZIPLOC BAGS.

OFFICERS ALSO FOUND MORE THAN 4-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH.

IT HAPPENED ON NORTHEAST SECOND AVENUE. NEAR SANTA BARBARA BOULEVARD AND KISMET PARKWAY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY MATTHEW HERMANNS VIOLATED PROBATION FOR A PAST CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CRASH ARREST-(2) SS


POLICE MADE AN ARREST IN A SAINT PATRICK'S DAY CRASH IN CAPE CORAL.

THE WRECK SERIOUSLY INJURED HIS PASSENGER.

THE CAR SLAMMED INTO TWO PALM TREES BEFORE STOPPING.

INVESTIGATORS SAY JONATHAN BLEVINS LOST CONTROL WHILE MAKING A TURN.

BLEVINS WAS DRIVING WITH A LICENSE THAT'S BEEN SUSPENDED FOUR TIMES.

HIS PASSENGER IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL, BUT IS EXPECTED TO BE OK. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


THEIVES ARE FINDING NEW WAYS TO ACCESS PERSONAL INFORMATION AND COLLECT BENEFITS IN THEIR VICTIM'S NAMES.

AND THE ONLY THING SCAM ARTISTS NEED IS A COMPUTER WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION.

TONIGHT - THE NBC-2 INVESTIGATORS UNCOVER HOW TO PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY.

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TZ1 A) new form of id theft-2 SH, VO


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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


WARM WEEKEND AHEAD

It was a sun-filled and warm Friday across Southwest Florida, with highs climbing into the mid 80s. Quiet weather is expected this evening, with temps falling into the 70s. Some low clouds and fog may develop overnight, with lows in the mid 60s.

The warm weather continues to start the weekend. More moisture will enter the region, bringing partly cloudy skies. A few isolated rain showers will be possible, but most areas will likely stay dry. Highs on Saturday will be in the mid 80s.

The warmth continues into Sunday. We'll see plenty of sun to close the weekend, with highs in the mid 80s.

Some unsettled weather is expected to start the work week. A storm system will move into the area on Monday, bringing clouds and a better chance of scattered showers. The best chance for rain looks to be later in the day with highs in the low 80s.

Mostly cloudy skies will prevail on Tuesday, with scattered showers in the morning time frame. Highs on Tuesday will only be in the low 80s.

Dry weather returns midweek, with highs on Wednesday in the upper 70s.

Another system will likely impact the region to close next week, with more clouds and a few scattered showers.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO DAVE-2 SHOT, TRX


THERE IS A NEW KIND OF IDENTITY THEFT YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF -- PEOPLE TRYING TO OBTAIN GOVERNMENT BENEFITS IN YOUR NAME.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THINGS LIKE MEDICAID AND FOOD STAMPS.

NBC-2 INVESTIGATOR DAVE ELIAS DISCOVERED IT'S SO EASY THIEVES CAN SIMPLY APPLY ONLINE AND START GETTING BENEFITS IN YOUR NAME. DAVE. Return to index of stories...


NEW FORM OF IDENTITY THEFT-TC MON


WE'VE ALL HEARD OF PEOPLE TRYING TO STEAL TAX REFUNDS AND SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS.

NOW THIEVES ARE TARGETING THOSE THINGS YOU MAY NOT EVEN HAVE OR BE ENTITLED TO; POTENTIALLY PUTTING YOU AT RISK. Return to index of stories...


NEW FORM OF IDENTITY THEFT-BNR-PKG


CRIMINALS ARMED WITH COMPUTERS AND POSING AS FLORIDA FAMILIES IN NEED.

01:15:27 Anybody can be behind a keyboard and a computer monitor claiming to be you or me. 01:15;33

THEY LOG ONTO THE FLORIDA ACCESS WEBSITE AND LIE ABOUT THEIR NEEDS.

01:14:33 You can get medicaid, temporary financial assistance, things like that the government is able to assist those that are having a tough time. 01;14;43

COSTING TAX PAYERS BILLIONS.

01:16:11 There is a price to pay for convenience.

FORT MYERS RESIDENT PETER REITER KNOWS FIRST HAND.

01:26:29 I immediately felt panic.

AFTER RECEIVING HIS MAIL AND OPENING THIS LETTER FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

01:21:23 It appeared to be official. 01:21:25

IT SAID HE COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR A MEDCAID CARD AND FOOD STAMPS.

01:23:05 I thought this is either a harmless mistake or this was perhaps on the order of fraud. 01:23:14

RATHER THAN IGNORE IT HE CONTACTED DCF.

THE OUTCOME: SHOCKING.

peter / 01:24:34 Somebody filed an application reporting themselves to be you! 01:24:40

THE SUSPECT EVEN HAD PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT PETER'S FAMILY.

01:25:52 They used your name, your social security number, your wife's name and your son's name. 01:25:57

dave / 01:44:24 Investigators say that the crime could have been much worse. In fact it could have gone undetected had the suspect used his own address and not the victim which tipped authorities.

01:30:27 This would expose me to filing some sort of false report in order to get food stamps or medical attention. 01:30:38

LEAVING PETER OFFERING THIS ADVICE FOR ANYONE ELSE WHO GETS SUSPICIOUS MAIL.

01:37:43 If it doesn't look right.report it! Return to index of stories...


NEW FORM OF IDENTITY THEFT-TC MON


DCF TELLS ME THEY'RE AWARE OF THIS TYPE OF FRAUD -- BUT UNLESS YOU'RE NOTIFIED, THERE'S REALLY NO WAY FOR YOU TO CHECK IF YOUR IDENTITY IS BEING USED.

THE DEPARTMENT DOES HAVE NEW TOOLS IN PLACE TO CATCH THESE PHONY APPLICATIONS.

THEY TELL ME IN 2013 ALONE THEY SAVED TAX PAYERS $40-MILLION DOLLARS BY DOING SO.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO, DAVE ELIAS NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


ASPCA CAT ADOPTION-OC, VO


DOZENS OF CATS TAKEN FROM AN ACCUSED HOARDER IN LEE COUNTY ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO

FINDING A NEW HOME.

A RESCUE GROUP FROM LAKELAN TOOK 47 CATS OFF THE HANDS OF ANIMAL SERVICES.

THEY'RE PART OF THE SIX DOZEN CATS LIVING IN A FILTHY FORT MYERS SHORES HOME.

SOME OF THE ANIMALS WILL BE GOING UP FOR ADOPTION TOMORROW IN LAKELAND. Return to index of stories...


ASPCA CAT ADOPTION-SOTVO


SOT

Adam Lamb/ rescues animals

11:28:08-11:28:15

"We most likely will be running an adoption special, a buy one get one

So these cats hopefully stay together since they were used to being in

a communal setting.

THREE OTHER ANIMAL GROUPS PROMISED TO HELP WITH ADOPTIONS.

SOME OF THE CATS STILL NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION.

THEY WILL STAY AT ANIMAL SERVICES UNTIL THEY RECOVER. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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HOFFMAN ON TEAM-SOTTOPS


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MERCER BEATS DUKE-ON CAM


A LOT OF US GOT TO SEE MERCER'S BASKETBALL TEAM TWICE IN-PERSON THIS SEASON.

???HOW MANY OF YOU PICKED THEM IN YOUR TOURNAMENT BRACKETS TO BEAT DUKE???? Return to index of stories...


MERCER BEATS DUKE-VOTOPS


MERCER DREW DUKE.IN THEIR OWN BACK-YARD OF RALEIGH.

LATE 2ND HALF.

MERCER DOWN 3.ANTHONY WHITE JUNIOR.HITS THE THREE. TIES THE GAME AT 63 ALL.

UP 3.MERCER RUNS THE OLD BACK DOOR CUT. LANGSTON HALL TO DANIEL COURSEY.AND THE FOUL.

DUKE IN A STATE OF SHOCK.

CAPPED BY THE WHITE LEY-IN.

MERCER DELIVERS UPSET OF THE TOURNAMENT.THE 14 SEED TAKING DOWN THE 3-RD SEEDED BLUE DEVILS. 78-71. Return to index of stories...


MERCER BEATS DUKE-SOT


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NCAA SCORES-CGTOPS


UP NEXT FOR MERCER.

THE BEARS BEAT THE VOLS IN LAST YEAR'S N-I-T.

STANFORD SLIPS PAST NEW MEXICO.

PETER'S WILDCATS.ADVANCE.GOT OUT-SCORED IN 2ND HALF. Return to index of stories...


GATORS FRIDAY-VOTOPS


THE TOP RANKED AND TOP SEEDED GATORS KNOW THEY CAN'T HAVE A REPEAT OF THE EFFORT THEY GAVE IN THEIR FIRST ROUND GAME VS. ALBANY. GATORS WON BY 12.

NEXT UP.PITTSBURGH.

AND IT SOUNDS LIKE BILLY DONOVAN HAS DONE HIS HOMEWORK ON THE PANTHERS. Return to index of stories...


GATORS FRIDAY-SOT


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FGCU WOMEN NCAA-VOTOPS


THE NCAA WOMENS TOURNAMENT TIPS OFF TOMORROW. AND THE FIRST TEAM ON THE FLOOR AT 11-AM WITH BY FGCU.

THE EAGLES GOT THEIR FIRST AND ONLY PRACTICE AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY'S MACKEY ARENA.AS THEY GET SET TO FACE OKLAHOMA STATE IN THE FIRST ROUND. Return to index of stories...


FGCU WOMEN NCAA-SOT


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FGCU WOMEN NCAA-CG-VOBOX


THE GAME WILL BE BROADCASTED NATIONALLY ON ESPN 2.

FIRST-EVER MEETING BETWEEN THE PROGRAMS. Return to index of stories...


TWINS METS-VOTOPS


SPRING TRAINING BASEBALL.

TWINS HOSTED THE METS..

NIGHTMARE OF A START FOR NEW TWINS STARTING PITCHER RICKY NOLASCO.

1ST INNING.2 RUN DOUBLE RIGHT HERE FOR IKE DAVIS----

METS WOULD SCORE 7 IN THE FIRST INNING---- MORE THAN ENOUGH

METS WIN 9-1. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


THE RED SOX AND PHILLIES PLAYED TO A 2-2 TIE IN 10 INNINGS IN CLEARWATER.

THE RAYS GOT SHUTOUT BY THE JAYS 5-NOTHING AT THE CHARLOTTE SPORTS PARL.

ADAM SCOTT SHOT 68 TODAY. LEADS THE ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL BY 7 SHOTS GOING INTO THE WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-OC, VO


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MUSIC WALK FM-OC, NATVO


PLENTY OF THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND.

TONIGHT - MUSIC WALK HITS DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

nats of music

IT STARTS AT SEVEN O'CLOCK.

DIFFERENT MUSICIANS LINE DOWNTOWN SIDEWALKS. EVERYTHING FROM JAZZ TO ROCK. Return to index of stories...


MOVIE UNDER THE STARS-OC, CG


TOMORROW NIGHT - FAMILIES CAN CATCH A FREE SCREENING OF DESPICABLE ME 2.

THE MOVIE WILL BE AT RIVERSIDE PARK IN BONITA SPRINGS.

FAMILIES JUST NEED TO BRING A BLANKET.

THE MOVIE STARTS AT 7-30. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER CO FAIR-OC, CG


AND THE COLLIER COUNTY FAIR IS GOING ON THIS WEEKEND.

YOU CAN SEE ANIMALS, EAT A LOT OF FAIR FOOD, AND RIDE RIDES.

THE FAIRGROUNDS ARE OFF IMMOKALEE ROAD.

THE FAIR OPENS AT SIX TONIGHT, AND GOES UNTIL TWO A-M. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...