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DIRECTORS PAGE TEASE ONE
HLA underage party arrests-trxTC MON TZ1 A) thunderbirds in charco-2 SH, NATVO
HLB cape police plea-TC MON VO TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
HLD wx headline-trxWX CNTR 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
UNDERAGE HOUSE PARTY NAPLES-OC ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
UNDERAGE HOUSE PARTY NAPLES-BNR-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TOSS TO STEVE-OC, TRX TOSS TO LUCAS-trxOC, SOTVO, EANIBX
CAPE CORAL POLICE RAISES-PLASMA THUNDERBIRDS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY-REM-LIVE
CAPE CORAL POLICE RAISES-BNR-PKG THUNDERBIRDS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY-BNR-PKG
CAPE CORAL POLICE RAISES-PLASMA THUNDERBIRDS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY-REM-LIVE
CLAYTON COMBS PLEA DEAL-trxOC, (2) SS, OC PETER IN THUNDERBIRD-VOTOPS, 2 SHOT
DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL-OC, SS, OC SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL-BNR-PKG SPRING TRAINING-ONCAM
FORMER NFL IMMOKALEE STAR ARRESTED-OC, SS, VO RED SOX RAYS BASEBALL-VOTOPS
COLLIER MAN SEVERELY BURNED-VO O'S TWINS BASEBALL-VOTOPS
COLLIER MAN SEVERELY BURNED-SOTVO GATOR FOOTBALL-VOTOPS
NORTH NAPLES ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION-OC, ZM, VO GATOR FOOTBALL-SOTTOPS
NORTH NAPLES ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION-SOTVO, OC DONOVAN CONTRACT-ONCAM
FMB FIRE LINE REPAIRS-OC, VO DONOVAN CONTRACT-CG-VOBOX
FMB FIRE LINE REPAIRS-SOTVO VITALE SHAQ NAPLES-VOTOPS
MATLACHA BRIDGE WORK-OC, VO VITALE SHAQ NAPLES-SOTTOPS
LEE CO SCHOOL WEAPON-OC, SS, OC SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-ONCAM
COLLIER FATAL ACCIDENT-trxOC, SS, OC AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
TOMMY BAHAMA RESTAURANT EXPLOSION-OC, VO 11 PM TEASE-NATSTOPSVO-OC
TOMMY BAHAMA RESTAURANT EXPLOSION-SOTVO GIANT HAMMERHEAD CAUGHT BROWARD-OC, SOTVO
TRIO SURVEILLANCE-trx2 SH, VO CLOSE-4SHOT
LEE CO STOLEN ROLEX-VOWIPE  


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HLA underage party arrests-trxTC MON


A NAPLES REALTOR AND HER DAUGHTER ARE ARRESTED FOR THROWING A UNDERAGE HOUSE PARTY.

POLICE SAY THEY FOUND BOOZE, DRUGS, AND MOM HIDING INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


HLB cape police plea-TC MON VO


WE UNCOVER FEARS THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT IS TURING INTO A TRAINING GROUND. FOR OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT.

SO WHAT IS SENDING OFFICERS OFF TO OTHER CITIES AND WHAT'S BEING DONE TO KEEP THEM IN THE CAPE. Return to index of stories...


HLD wx headline-trxWX CNTR


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NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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UNDERAGE HOUSE PARTY NAPLES-OC


A COLLIER COUNTY MOTHER IS ACCUSED OF GIVING ALCOHOL TO DOZENS OF MINORS.

NBC2S BRYAN ANDERSON TALKED TO INVESTIGATORS WHO SAID THE MOM TRIED TO HIDE WHEN POLICE SHOWED UP. Return to index of stories...


UNDERAGE HOUSE PARTY NAPLES-BNR-PKG


18 YEAR OLD MARIEL WEINAND SMILES FOR THE CAMERA.IN JAIL.

HER MOTHER CAROLYN WEINAND DOESN'T LOOK AS HAPPY.

Barbara Bauman, neighbor

15:12:26-:30

I just don't understand how parents can do that.

CAROLYN AND MARIEL WEINAND SPENT HOURS BEHIND BARS.

Barbara Bauman, neighbor

15:12:57-:00

What is she teaching them? It's inexcusable.

AROUND MIDNIGHT, POLICE SAY SOMEONE CALLED COMPLAINING ABOUT NOISE AT THE WEINAND HOME ON STARBOARD DRIVE IN NAPLES.

WHEN OFFICERS RESPONDED THEY REPORTED SEEING PEOPLE RUNNING.

LOCKING THE DOORS INSIDE.AND TURNING OFF THE LIGHTS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY FOUND ALCOHOL SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE PROPERTY.

ADD TO THAT A SMALL AMOUNT OF MARIJUANA OUTSIDE.

Barbara Bauman, neighbor

15:13:31-:35

I'm shocked, I really am. I just would not expect that here.

OFFICERS TELL US MARIEL STUMBLED TOWARD THEM EXTREMELY DRUNK CLAIMING HER MOM WAS OUT OF TOWN.

SO POLICE CALLED HER CELL PHONE.

STANDUP

15:18:46-:59

During that phone call Carolyn Weinand gave them permission to go inside to get everyone out. Along with all the underage kids, they say they also found the 56 year old mother herself hiding in one of the bedrooms.

Bert Stockwood, neighbor

15:16:05-:12

The kids today they have so many problems with marijuana and everything else.

ACCORDING TO OFFICERS, WEINAND TOLD THEM SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS KEEPING HER DAUGHTER AND FRIENDS SAFE.

AT HOME INSTEAD OF ON THE ROAD.

Barbara Bauman, neighbor

15:13:06-:09

Wrong, wrong, absolutely wrong.

Peggy Stockwood, neighbor

15:17:03-:08

I can't believe that she would say that because it is wrong, absolutely wrong to raise children that way.

MOM AND DAUGHTER ARE CHARGED WITH HOSTING AN OPEN HOUSE PARTY.

CAROLYN WEINAND FACES ANOTHER 26 COUNTS OF PROVIDING ALCOHOL TO MINORS.

BOTH BONDED OUT OF JAIL THIS AFTERNOON.

POLICE SENT EVERYONE ELSE AT THAT PARTY HOME.

IN NAPLES, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO STEVE-OC, TRX


ALL NEW AT SIX -

CAPE CORAL POLICE OFFICERS ARE BEING TRAINED IN THE CITY. AND THEN TAKING THEIR TALENTS ELSEWHERE.

MORE AND MORE OFFICERS ARE FLEEING THE FORCE FOR BETTER PAY ACROSS THE STATE.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION JOIN US IN THE STUDIO WITH WHAT IS DRIVING THEM AWAY, AND THE COST TO TAXPYERS.

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CAPE CORAL POLICE RAISES-PLASMA


BOTTOM LINE -

CAPE CORAL NEEDS MORE CASH FOR THE CITY'S FINEST.

AFTER SEVEN YEARS -

POLICE OFFICERS STILL HAVE THEIR SALARIES FROZEN -

EVEN AFTER AGREEING TO A PAY CUT.

TONIGHT, SOME FEAR THE DEPARTMENT IS ON THE VERGE OF TRANSFORMING INTO A TRAINING GROUND. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL POLICE RAISES-BNR-PKG


3120 "Heck yeah, no pay raise in 7 years. That's unconscionable."

KEEPING CAPE CORAL'S FINEST

*FAITHFUL* TO THE CITY PROVES CHALLENGING -

"More money they could spend right here in this town. You're going to have your best officers leaving for more money."

- ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU TALK DOLLARS AND CENTS.

3539 "You don't want to become a training ground as a police department."

DEPUTY CHIEF DAVID NEWLAN WARNS -

THE DEPARTMENT LOSES OFFICERS OFTEN DUE TO TO PAY.

3623 "On the average by retention we lose 10 -12 per year. We've lost 28 in 2013.

You would attribute that to pay parity? A majority of those.'"

JUST LOOK AT STARTING PAY IN OTHER SIMILAR SIZED CITIES -

OFFICERS COULD MAKE ANYWHERE

BETWEEN JUST A THOUSAND TO ALMOST 15-THOUSAND DOLLAR MORE BY MOVING.

3742 "Again, we are the 2nd safest city in Florida we want to be number one someday but we have to work towards that."

CITY LEADERS EXPLAIN -

THE CAPE'S CASHFLOW REMAINS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM.

2459 "Experience counts when it is your life, your loved one that is waiting for help. you want someone experience. You don't want that to be their first time.

COUNCIL MEMBER RANA ERBRICK SAYS COST CUTTING MEASURES -

PUT IN PLACE AMID THE HOUSING CRASH AND GREAT RECESSION -

ARE NOW TAKING THEIR TOLL.

2543 "You've got to ask yourself. How long would you stay in a job where you had not had a raise for 7 years?

How long would you stay there? Would you not be looking around?" Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL POLICE RAISES-PLASMA


COUNCIL MEMBER ERBRICK INSISTS THE CITY CONSIDERS THIS A BIG ISSUE -

AND REMAINS COMMITTED TO FINDING A SOLUTION.

CURRENTLY,

CAPE CORAL AND THE POLICE UNION ARE WORKING ON A NEW CONTRACT -

THIS OBVIOUSLY WILL BE CENTER STAGE IN NEGOTATIONS, Return to index of stories...


CLAYTON COMBS PLEA DEAL-trxOC, (2) SS, OC


A TEENAGER REACHES A PLEA DEAL FOR HIS ROLE IN THE MURDER OF A LEHIGH ACRES MOTHER AND SON.

AMY LORAH AND DALTON HALEY WERE KILLED INSIDE THEIR HOME IN APRIL OF 2012.

INVESTIGATORS SAY TWO OF DALTON'S CLASSMATES SHOT HIM AND HIS MOTHER. THEN STOLE A SAFE WITH 370 DOLLARS INSIDE.

TODAY, CLAYTON COMBS PLED NO CONTEST TO SECOND DEGREE MURDER AND AGREED TO TESTIFY AGAINST JUSTIN WIRTH.

COMBS IS EXPECTED TO RECEIVE A 40 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE. Return to index of stories...


DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL-OC, SS, OC


WITNESSES STARTED TESTIFYING TODAY IN A HIGH PROFILE MURDER TRIAL IN LEE COUNTY.

DUSTIN JAYE IS ACCUSED OF BRUTALLY KILLING DEBBIE STRIANO IN HER THREE OAKS HOME.

NBC-2 ANCHOR STACEY DEFFENBAUGH WAS IN THE COURTROOM AS PROSECUTORS TALKED ABOUT A MOTIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME. Return to index of stories...


DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL-BNR-PKG


CLOSE TO DOZEN STATE WITNESSES TOOK THE STAND, INCLUDING THE MAN WHO KNEW DEBBIE STRIANO BEST, HER BOYFRIEND OF 10 YEARS, RUSSELL MYERS.

HE TOLD THE JURY HE RETURNED HOME AFTER A TRIP TO STORE FOR DOG FOOD, AND NOTICED THE DOG WAS CUT AND BLEEDING.

THE JURY SAW GRAPHIC CRIME SCENE PHOTOS AND PICTURES OF DEBBIES BODY. THE MEDICAL EXAMINER TESTIFIED ABOUT SEVERAL SEVERE INJURIES TO HER NECK, FACE, HEAD AND SKULL.

AND FOR THE 1ST TIME, THE JURY HEARD ABOUT A POSSIBLE MOTIVE. THE PROSECUTORS FOCUSED ON BLOOD FOUND NEAR THE SAFE IN THE CLOSET. Return to index of stories...


FORMER NFL IMMOKALEE STAR ARRESTED-OC, SS, VO


A FORMER NFL PLAYER AND IMMOKALEE HIGH STANDOUT WAS ARRESTED YESTERDAY.

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES SAID JAVARRIS JAMES HAD A WARRANT OUT OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY.

HE WAS WANTED FOR MISSING A COURT DATE FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA.

JAMES WAS SIGNED BY THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS IN 2010.

HE WAS OUT OF THE LEAGUE THE NEXT YEAR AFTER A MARIJUANA ARREST.

HE IS A FREE AGENT NOW.

JAMES BONDED OUT OF JAIL. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER MAN SEVERELY BURNED-VO


A NORTH NAPLES MAN WAS SEVERELY BURNED AFTER SETTING HIMSELF ON FIRE.

NORTH NAPLES FIREFIGHTERS SAY THE 63 YEAR OLD HAS SECOND DEGREE BURNS ON 80 PERCENT OF HIS BODY.

IT HAPPENED IN A NEIGHBOHOOD NEAR LIVINGSTON AND IMMOKALEE ROAD. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER MAN SEVERELY BURNED-SOTVO


37:55 when he was on fire he went into the neighbors pool and we found

him sitting in the neighbors pool

When we arrived on scene.

THE MAN WAS AIRLIFTED TO LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WHERE HE IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


NORTH NAPLES ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION-OC, ZM, VO


TONIGHT - DEPUTIES ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR A MAN WHO TRIED TO LURE TWO GIRLS INTO HIS S-U-V IN NORTH NAPLES.

IT HAPPENED SUNDAY ON JOHNNYCAKE DRIVE NEAR LIVINGSTON AND IMMOKALEE ROADS.

DEPUTIES SAY A MAN DRIVING A BLACK S-U-V HELD CASH OUT HIS WINDOW AND TOLD THE TWO GIRLS TO COME OVER.

THIS THE EIGHTH CASE OF STRANGER DANGER IN COLLIER COUNTY IN THE PAST YEAR.

SO FAR - NOT A SINGLE ARREST.

DEPUTIES SAY THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY TO FIND THESE POTENTIAL SUSPECTS IS JUST MINUTES AFTER THE INCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


NORTH NAPLES ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION-SOTVO, OC


TAKE SOT

Sgt. Wade Williams/CCSO

10:54:53 "we know time is of the essence and that when we get to the scene there, number one thing we do is try and cover the area as quickly as we can, there's already a time delay to try and identify this vehicle."

DEPUTIES SAY EVEN IF THEY FIND THE DRIVER - THEY HAVE TO PROOVE THEY WERE TRYING TO ABDUCT A CHILD.

ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION ON SUNDAY'S INCIDENT IS ASKED TO CALL THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


FMB FIRE LINE REPAIRS-OC, VO


14 BUSINESSES ON FORT MYERS BEACH WILL LOSE WATER AT 11 O'CLOCK TONIGHT.

A WATER LINE BROKE IN TIME SQUARE THIS MORNING.

BUSINESSES WILL BE FORCED TO CLOSE WHEN THE WATER IS SHUT DOWN.

ONCE THE WATER COMES BACK TOMORROW. THE BARS AND RESTAURANTS WILL BE UNDER A WATER BOIL ADVISORY FOR AT LEAST TWO DAYS.

BUSINESSES FEAR IT WILL HURT THEIR BOTTOM LINE. Return to index of stories...


FMB FIRE LINE REPAIRS-SOTVO


Devin tankersley beach goer

"I think that will probably turn a lot of people away just because

it's dirty water and even though it's getting boiled "

12 seconds

AFTER THE ADVISORY HAS BEEN IN PLACE FOR 48 HOURS, THE WATER WILL BE TESTED. Return to index of stories...


MATLACHA BRIDGE WORK-OC, VO


PARKING CHANGES ARE COMING TO THE MATLACHA BRIDGE ON PINE ISLAND.

PARKING WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED ON THE SOUTH END OF THE BRIDGE.

FISHERMAN HAVE PARKED THERE SINCE THE NEW BRIDGE OPENED LAST YEAR.

OFFICIALS SAY IT'S DIFFICULT FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES TO GET PAST THE PARKED CARS.

PEOPLE CAN PARK FOR FREE AT MATLACHA PARK. JUST WEST OF THE BRIDGE. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO SCHOOL WEAPON-OC, SS, OC


A FORT MYERS TEEN IS ACCUSED OF BRINGING MACE AND A PAIR OF BRASS KNUCKLES TO SCHOOL YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

A SECURITY GUARD AT ROYAL PALM EXCEPTIONAL SCHOOL IN DUNBAR RECEIVED A TIP THAT A 16 YEAR OLD HAD THE WEAPONS.

WHEN OFFICERS SEARCHED KANISHA MORELAND'S BAG THEY FOUND THE MACE AND BRASS KNUCKLES.

SHE FACES TWO CHARGES OF BRINGING A WEAPON TO SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER FATAL ACCIDENT-trxOC, SS, OC


AN 86 YEAR OLD IS DEAD AFTER A DRIVER BACKED INTO HER.

IT HAPPENED JUST AFTER 9-30 THIS MORNING NEAR VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD AND COLLIER COUNTY BOULEVARD. IN THE ISLAND WALK GATED COMMUNITY.

DEPUTIES SAY A 92 YEAR OLD MAN BACKED INTO RENEE FIORENZA.

SHE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE SHE DIED FROM HER INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


TOMMY BAHAMA RESTAURANT EXPLOSION-OC, VO


AN OVEN EXPLODED AT A NAPLES RESTAURANT, INJURING ONE PERSON. Return to index of stories...


TOMMY BAHAMA RESTAURANT EXPLOSION-SOTVO


Larry Bacci/City of Naples Fire Marshall

Duration = 0:16

10:50:26 she's very lucky she didn't get any burns but the fact of the matter was it was a flash ignition, doors were. prob. closed at the time and that probably shielded her from any flame that may have been there and she's fortunate 10:50:43

THE WORKER WAS TAKEN TO N-C-H DOWNTOWN WITH MINOR INJURIES.

SHE'S EXPECTED TO BE OKAY. Return to index of stories...


TRIO SURVEILLANCE-trx2 SH, VO


CRIME STOPPERS NEEDS YOUR HELP TO FIND TWO DIFFERENT SETS OF THEIVES.

BOTH OF THE CRIMES ARE CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS.

THE FIRST PIECE OF VIDEO IS FROM A ROOFING COMPANY NEAR LUCKETT ROAD AND THE INTERSTATE.

IT HAPPENED A MONTH AGO AT CURRIER AND ADLER ROOFING.

ONE OF THE MEN USES A WIRE CUTTER TO TAKE APART A SECURITY FENCE, WHILE THE OTHER TWO KEEP WATCH.

THE THREE GUYS EVENTUALLY GET INTO THE BUSINESS. STEALING HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS OF TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO STOLEN ROLEX-VOWIPE


AND DEPUTIES NEED HELP FINDING THIS BOLD BURGLAR.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE FOLLOWED A GROUP OF MEN FROM A CLUB. KNOWING THEY WERE DRUNK.

WHEN THEY FELL ASLEEP, HE LET HIMSELF INSIDE THE UPSCALE "TOWN AND RIVER DRIVE NEIGHBORHOOD" OFF MCGREGOR BOULEVARD IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

HE GOT AWAY WITH A ROLEX WATCH.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON EITHER CRIME CONTACT CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


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ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR SHOWS YOU'LL EVER SEE IS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THIS WEEK --

nat pop -- planes

NBC2 IS THERE AS THE U.S AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS ARRIVE FOR FLORIDA'S INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW -- GIVING US A PREVIEW OF ALL THE GREAT SIGHTS TO COME.

THIS IS ONE YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS -- WE'LL TELL YOU HOW YOU CAN WATCH IT IN PERSON.

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TZ1 A) thunderbirds in charco-2 SH, NATVO


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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


TRACKING A BRIEF COOL-DOWN

The rain from yesterday and last night continues to move away from the area as a cold front sweeps through south Florida tonight. Forecast computer models indicate that this frontal passage could bring us some chilly weather tonight and tomorrow. Winds will pick up as well and a Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Gulf of Mexico waters through noon tomorrow. Temperatures tonight will likely fall below 50 degrees north of the Caloosahatchee River and inland counties. Along and near the coast the lows tomorrow morning will be in the lower 50's. The average low temperature for this time of year is 61 degrees, so Wednesday morning is looking chilly by March standards.

The forecast tomorrow calls for lots of sunshine and highs in the mid 70's. also below average for March. By Thursday we will warm back to the 80's as a few clouds begin to return overhead.

Rain showers are possible late Friday and on Saturday and Sunday this coming weekend. It shouldn't be a complete rain-out this weekend; however, the chance for showers is about 50% both days.

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 LUCAS-trxOC, SOTVO, EANIBX


THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW JUST RETURNED TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WITH SOME SPECIAL GUESTS.

nats of planes

THE U.S. AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS WILL BE FLYING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS THIS WEEKEND.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER IS LIVE AT THE PUNTA GORDA AIRPORT FOR THEIR ARRIVAL - LUCAS Return to index of stories...


THUNDERBIRDS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY-REM-LIVE


EVEN F-16S ARRIVED HERE FROM LAS VEGAS JUST MOMENTS AGO AS SPECTATORS LINED UP TO WATCH.

FRIDAY MARKS THE AIR SHOW'S 34TH YEAR AND ORGANIZERS EXPECT 2014 TO HAVE THE LARGEST TURNOUT YET WITH 60,000 PEOPLE WATCHING *EACH DAY.* Return to index of stories...


THUNDERBIRDS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY-BNR-PKG


NAT fly over

"This is a welcome back Thunderbirds."

IT DIDN'T MATTER WHERE YOU WERE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY - CHANCES ARE, YOU HEARD THEM FLY IN.

NAT another fly over

"Anywhere from 75 in, you can get a good view of the aircraft."

IT'S SOMETHING BILL KEENAN OF PORT CHARLOTTE LOOKS FORWARD TO EVERY YEAR - HE WAS ONE OF SEVERAL FANS WATCHING BEHIND THE AIRPORT FENCE AS THEY LANDED.

"Thankfully, the government has released the funds to fund this. it's a tremendous air show."

"There were no Thunderbirds last year because of the Sequestration, so I think that people are really excited to get out and see what the military is about, come and support."

MAJOR CAROLINE JENSEN PERFORMED A NUMBER OF EXTREME STUNTS ON HER WAY IN TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AFTER FLYING IN A TAMPA SHOW.

"It's really fun to fly with a lot of finesse and formation as close to 18 inches away from the leader."

THE AIR SHOW RAISES NEARLY THREE-MILLION DOLLARS EACH YEAR FOR VARIOUS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHARITIES.

STARTING FRIDAY, THEY'LL KEEP THAT TRADITION GOING AS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FLOCK TO THE AIRPORT TO WATCH THE THUNDERBIRDS AND OTHER TEAMS PERFORM HIGH-SPEED MANEUVERS - SOME, JUST UNDER THE SPEED OF SOUND.

"We will keep it under the mock for everyone this weekend. we don't want to have any sonic booms." Return to index of stories...


THUNDERBIRDS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY-REM-LIVE


IF YOU'RE PLANNING ON COMING OUT HERE TO THE PG AIRPORT FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY, REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR EAR PLUGS - IT GETS PRETTY LOUD OUT HERE.

THE FIRST SHOW STARTS AT 5 PM FRIDAY - DOORS OPEN SAT AND SUN AT 9 AM - THEY'LL FLY UNTIL ABOUT 4PM. TICKETS ARE 20 BUCKS. Return to index of stories...


PETER IN THUNDERBIRD-VOTOPS, 2 SHOT


I AM SO LUCKY I GET TO FLY WITH THE THUNDERBIRDS ON THURSDAY.

TODAY, THEY FITTED ME FOR A FLIGHT SUIT AND GAVE ME SOME TIPS ON HOW TO NOT BLACKOUT WHEN THE PILOT STARTS PULLING NINE Gs. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPRING TRAINING-ONCAM


WE ARE LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY FROM THE START OF THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON - THE RAYS, SOX, AND TWINS ALL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT - WHO WILL BE ON THE 25 MAN ROSTER -- ONE GUY CONTINUING TO MAKE HIS CASE STRONG FOR BOSTON THIS AFTERNOON ---

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RED SOX RAYS BASEBALL-VOTOPS


CLAY BUCKHOLZ ON THE BUMP THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE SOX --

EARLY ON -- HE WAS IMPRESSIVE - GETS THE STRIKEOUT TO END THE 1ST -- HE WENT 6 INNINGS, 2 RUNS, AND 5 STRIKEOUTS --

GRADY SIZEMORE THE MAN I WAS TALKING ABOUT -- MAKING A PLAY TO BE THE EVERY DAY CENTERFIELDER --- A 2 RUN HOMER TO RIGHT CENTER FIELD -- BREAKS A 2 ALL TIE -- AS BOSTON GETS THE ROAD WIN IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY -- 4 TO 2 Return to index of stories...


O'S TWINS BASEBALL-VOTOPS


TWINS HOSTING THE ORIOLES AT HAMMOND STADIUM --

NO SCORE IN THE 2ND INNING - TREVOR PLOUFFE CHANGING THAT -- GOES DEEP TO LEFT CENTER AND OFF THE WALL -- SCORING JOSH WILLINGHAM -- GIVING MINNESOTA A 1-0 LEAD

TWINS PLAYING SOME STELLAR DEFENSE AS WELL -- CHECK OUT AARON HICKS LAY OUT FOR THE DIVING GRAB -- KEEPING IT A 2 RUN GAME -- TWINS WIN IN FORT MYERS -- 4 TO 1 -- Return to index of stories...


GATOR FOOTBALL-VOTOPS


SPRING FOOTBALL IN FULL GEAR -- THE FLORIDA GATORS WITH NEW OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR KURT ROPER ARE MAKING CHANGES WHEN THEY HAVE THE BALL -- AN UPTEMPO LOOK WITH MORE PLAYS -- BUT KEEPING WITH THE RUN FIRST MENTALLY -- THE GUYS RESPONDING WELL -- DESPITE HOW QUICK THEY HAVE TO PROCESS THE PLAYBOOK ---

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GATOR FOOTBALL-SOTTOPS


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DONOVAN CONTRACT-ONCAM


THE GOOD NEWS KEEPS COMING IF YOU ARE A FLORIDA GATOR BASKETBALL FAN - NOT ONLY ARE THEY SWEET 16 BOUND - BUT BILLY DONOVAN ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE - ANYTIME SOON ---

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DONOVAN CONTRACT-CG-VOBOX


LAST MONTH - DONOVAN SIGNED A 3 YEAR EXTENSION TO REMAIN THE HEAD COACH OF THE GATORS - FINAL TERMS OF THE DEAL - FINISHED UP TODAY - HE WILL RECEIVE AN AVERAGE SALARY OF 3.7 MILLION DOLLARS OVER THOSE SEASONS -- HE IS IN HIS 18TH SEASON - AND HAS OVER 400 VICTORIES --

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VITALE SHAQ NAPLES-VOTOPS


SPECIAL EVENT LAST NIGHT IN NAPLES -- THE YOUTH OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION TAKING PLACE WITH THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA -- ESPN'S DICK VITALE AND RETIRED NBA CHAMPION SHAQUILLE O'NEAL SPOKE TO THE HUNDREDS IN ATTENDANCE -- MOTIVATING THEM AND ENCOURAGING THE FOLKS TO CONTINUE TO BETTER THEIR LIVES AND ALL THOSE AROUND THEM --- Return to index of stories...


VITALE SHAQ NAPLES-SOTTOPS


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SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-ONCAM


DICKIE V - ALWAYS ENTERTAINING AND GIVING BACK TO OTHERS WHEN HE CAN - THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS -- BACK AFTER THIS -- Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-NATSTOPSVO-OC


2:25 "You can't be cutting the *** line.

ATTACKED AND BERATED OVER A DOLLAR BAG OF MULCH --

A STORY WE FIRST BROUGHT TO YOU ON NBC2.

TONIGHT AT 11 --

THE VICTIM TELLS US - HE COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT WAS HAPPENING.

ALSO TONIGHT - CREWS WORKING FEVERISHLY TO REPAIR A BUSTED WATER LINE ON FORT MYERS BEACH -- THE LATEST ON REPAIRS, TONIGHT AT 11. Return to index of stories...


GIANT HAMMERHEAD CAUGHT BROWARD-OC, SOTVO


SOME YOUNG FISHERMAN IN BROWARD COUNTY HAVE QUITE A STORY TO TELL THEIR FRIENDS.

pull, pull, pulll.

THEY SNAGGED A 14 FOOT LONG HAMMERHEAD SHARK.

THEY STRUGGLED WITH THE SHARK FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF.

AFTER THEY TOOK SOME PICTURES, THEY RELEASED IT BACK INTO THE ATLANTIC.

OFFICIALS ESTIMATE IT TO WEIGH ABOUT 700 POUNDS. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...