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DIRECTORS PAGE COLLIER COUNTY HEALTH RANKINGS-OC, SOT, CG
NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS BURNED DOG UPDATE-OC, VO
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP TEASE ONE
TOSS TO STEVE-SOTTOPS, OC, TURN, ZM TZ1 A) sleeping baby psa-VO
SIX MILE CYPRESS EVACUATED-REM-LIVE TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
SIX MILE CYPRESS EVACUATED-BNR-PKG 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
SIX MILE CYPRESS EVACUATED-REM-LIVE STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
PALIN ENDORSING BENACQUISTO-OC, VO ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO MATT-OC FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
BENACQUISTO ANTI ABORTION AD ACCUSATIONS-PLASMA SLEEPING BABY PSA-2 SHOT
BENACQUISTO ANTI ABORTION AD ACCUSATIONS-BNR-PKG SLEEPING BABY PSA-BNR-PKG
BENACQUISTO ANTI ABORTION AD ACCUSATIONS-PLASMA BONITA SPRING FREE SMOKE ALARMS-OC, CG
OASIS PARKING LOT ROBBERY-OC, SS, OC SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
CAPE CORAL BREAKIN-OC, SS, OC COLLEGE FOOTBALL UNIONIZATION-ONCAM
TOSS TO LAURA-TRX, OC, SS NORTHWESTERN UNION VERDICT-VOTOPS
PORT CHAR CRIME ALERT-LIVE U 1 UNION REAX-SOTTOPS
NURSING HOME SICKNESS-trxOC, VO, OC STEVE MASIELLO USF RESUME-VOTOPS
DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL DAY 3-OC, VO GATORS HOOPS-ONCAM
DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL DAY 3-SOTVO DONOVAN ALFORD REAX-SOTTOPS
FL SEX ABUSE TODDLER-OC, SS ORIOLES RED SOX-VOTOPS
TOSS TO GEORGE-trxOC, EANIBX PIRATES TWINS-VOTOPS
FMB BOIL WATER ADVISORY-REM-LIVE JACOB MORE JUDO UPDATE-VOTOPS
FMB BOIL WATER ADVISORY-SOT SPORTS CLOSE-ONCAM
FMB BOIL WATER ADVISORY-REM-LIVE AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
FL SENATE FLOOD-OC 11 PM TEASE-VOTOPS-OC
FL HIT AND RUN PROPOSAL-OC, VO TROOPER BONUS TICKETS-OC
FL HIT AND RUN PROPOSAL-SOT, OC CLOSE-4SHOT
LEE COUNTY STUDENT ASSIGNMENT-OC  


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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


New Details

School Evacuated

CHAOS AT A FORT MYERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

STUDENTS EVACUATED.SOME RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL.

"In the upstairs bathroom they're was certain smell so we thought someone sprayed pepper spray and made me cough."

New Information

New Attack Ad

AND.POLITICS GET PERSONAL.

CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE LIZBETH BENEQUISTO LAUNCHED A NEW RADIO AD ATTACKING HER OPPONENT'S PAST.

"Court documents indicate Dr. Paige Kreegel was sued and accused of encouraging the termination of an unwanted pregnancy."

IN TONIGHT'S TRUTH TEST - NBC-2 UNCOVERS THE LAWSUIT BEHIND THE CLAIM.

New Details

Neighbor Arrested

PLUS- YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT THIS WOMAN TOLD POLICE WHEN SHE WAS FOUND HIDING IN HER NEIGHBOR'S BEDROOM. CLUTCHING SUGAR AND HO-HOS. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO STEVE-SOTTOPS, OC, TURN, ZM


Nicholas Steward, Student

3342 "It made me feel like something was stuck in my throat. Where you scared? Yes."

FRIGHTENED CHILDREN RUSH FROM THEIR FORT MYERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AFTER A STUDENT SHOOTS PEPPER SPRAY INSIDE.

THE SCHOOL WAS EVACUATED. AS SOME STUDENTS WERE EXPOSED TO FUMES.

IT HAPPENED AT SIX MILE CHARTER ACADEMY, NEAR HAMMOND STADIUM.

NBC-2'S STEVE CAMPION ARRIVED AT THE SCHOOL TO FIND A PRETTY HECTIC SITUATION. Return to index of stories...


SIX MILE CYPRESS EVACUATED-REM-LIVE


ONE BIG QUESTION LURKS TONIGHT

- HOW DID PRETTY SPRAY END UP ON THIS CAMPUS?

THE DANGEROUS LIQUID SENT STUDENTS AWAY ON STRETCHERS AND RATTLED PARENTS INTO A PANIC. Return to index of stories...


SIX MILE CYPRESS EVACUATED-BNR-PKG


Nicolas Steward, Student

3343 "It made me feel like something was stuck in my throat. Reporter: Were you scared? Yes."

FRIGHTENING AND FRANTIC MOMENTS FOLLOW BOUTS OF COUGHING -

Steward

3336 "In the upstairs bathroom there was a certain smell so we though someone sprayed pepper spray and made me cough."

- TRIGGERED BY HARMFUL AND HAZARDOUS PEPPER SPRAY.

PARAMEDICS EVEN RUSHED TWO CHILDREN AWAY. ON STRETCHERS.

Tatiana Lopez, Student

3628 "She told us we had to evacuate because some had pepper sprayed

STUDENTS RECALL THEIR TEACHERS' WARNING -

T. Lopez

3649 "I have to save my sister."

AND THEIR INTIAL THOUGHTS.

T. Lopez

3637 "That boy is going to get expelled. it's unsafe. he's not caring about anybody else but himself. "

SOUTH TRAIL FIREFIGHTERS STORMED THE SCHOOL -

ORDERING A FULL-OUT EVACUATION.

Patricia Lopez, Mother

3553 "I was kind of freaking out, not know what's going on."

FIRST RESPONDERS TREATED THREE ADULTS AND THREE LITTLE ONES

- AFTER COMING IN CONTACT WITH THE NASTY LIQUID.

C.J. Smith, Grandmother

3226 "Come get me someone sprayed maze."

SIX MILE CHARTER ACADEMY ISSUED AN IMMEDIATE DISMISSAL

- AFTER FIREFIGHTERS WARNED THE SCHOOL NEED TO BE VENTILATED.

Collen Ellis, Grandmother

3238 "My granddaughter called and said grandma come get us, come save us."

THE PROCESS BALLOONED INTO PANDEMONIUM -

WORRIED PARENTS PARKED THEIR CARS ANYWHERE.

AND RACED TO MAKE SURE THEIR LITTLE ONES WERE SAFE.

P. Lopez

3603 "Anxious, I'm relieved the girls are okay. They're been sitting out here for over 2 years. The little one has to use the bathroom, can't go in the building."

WE WITNESSED PARENTS IN TEARS, HUGGING THEIR CRYING CHILDREN CLOSELY.

YOU COULD HEAR THE ANXIETY IN THEIR VOICES -

Ellis

0311 "I can't get in touch with anybody so I just want to get my kids."

EASY TO UNDERSTAND THE EMOTIONS -

ESPECIALLY WHEN YOUR HEAR STUDENT'S RECALL THEIR BIGGEST FEAR.

Steward 3350

"I was thinking my teacher went in there and I didn't think he would come back." Return to index of stories...


SIX MILE CYPRESS EVACUATED-REM-LIVE


A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SCHOOL - PROMISED ACCOUNTABILITY IN ALL THIS, SAYING THEY ARE LAUNCHING A FULL INVESTIGATION.

TONIGHT, I IMAGINE MANY PARENTS ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MIGHT WANT TO HAVE A FRESH CONVERSATION ABOUT THE DANGERS OF PEPPER SPRAY ESPECIALLY WHEN COMES TO CHILDREN.

LIVE IN LEE COUNTY, STEVE CAMPION, NBC2 Return to index of stories...


PALIN ENDORSING BENACQUISTO-OC, VO


A BIG ENDORSEMENT TODAY FOR ONE OF THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR TREY RADEL'S CONGRESSIONAL SEAT.

FORMER VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SARAH PALIN ANNOUNCED SHE IS BACKING STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO.

PALIN CALLS HER THE PROVEN CONSERVATIVE IN THE RACE.

THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY IS APRIL 22ND. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO MATT-OC


THAT ENDORSEMENT COMES ON THE SAME DAY THE BENACQUISTO CAMPAIGN RELEASED A NEW RADIO AD ATTACKING HER OPPONENT'S PAST.

THE AD BRINGS UP A DECADES-OLD LAWSUIT THAT LEVELED SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST DR. PAIGE KREEGEL.

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT PUTS THE AD THROUGH THE "TRUTH TEST."

MATT. Return to index of stories...


BENACQUISTO ANTI ABORTION AD ACCUSATIONS-PLASMA


IT'S THE LATEST MOVE IN A CONGRESSIONAL RACE THAT INVOLVES DAILY MUDSLINGING.

THE NEW ATTACK AD HITTING RADIO DIALS ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CENTERS ON A HOT BUTTON ISSUE -- ABORTION. Return to index of stories...


BENACQUISTO ANTI ABORTION AD ACCUSATIONS-BNR-PKG


EMOTIONALLY CHARGED MUSIC AND WORDING IS THE BACKDROP FOR A STUNNING CHARGE BY LIZBETH BENACQUISTO.

THE ACCUSATION STEMS FROM THIS 1991 LAWSUIT FILED BY LENA NGUYEN AGAINST CANDIDATE PAIGE KREEGEL.

NGUYEN CLAIMED KREEGEL FATHERED HER UNBORN CHILD.

IT STATES KREEGEL "ATTEMPTED TO CAUSE HER TO ABORT THE CHILD, CHEMICALLY AND SURGICALLY."

AND SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS FOR HER AT ABORTION CLINICS. ALL AGAINST HER WILL.

IN THE SUIT NGUYEN WANTED A PATERNITY TEST -- AND CASH.

KREEGEL CALLED THE STATEMENTS "UNTRUE". FILING A MOTION FOR A PATERNITY TEST STATING HE "is in doubt as to whether he is in fact the father of this unborn child."

HE LATER FILED ANOTHER MOTION SAYING HE "HAS REASON TO BELIEVE THE ABORTED THE UNBORN CHILD."

LESS THAN FIVE MONTHS AFTER ITS FILING. BOTH SIDES AGREED TO DISMISS THE SUIT.

THE ALLEGATIONS WERE NEVER PROVEN.

TODAY KREEGEL'S CAMPAIGN CALLED THE LAWSUIT FRIVOLOUS.

RELEASING A STATEMENT SAYING "A WOMAN ALLEGED, AMONGST OTHER BASELESS CLAIMS, THAT I WAS THE FATHER OF HER CHILD IN ORDER TO PROFIT FINANCIALLY.

ASIDE FROM THE SMALL AMOUNT I PAID IN LAWYERS' FEES, NO MONEY CHANGED HANDS." Return to index of stories...


BENACQUISTO ANTI ABORTION AD ACCUSATIONS-PLASMA


WHILE THE AD'S QUOTE ABOUT THE LAWSUIT IS ACCURATE, THE AD DOESN'T TELL THE REST OF THE STORY.

BECAUSE THE LAWSUIT'S ALLEGATIONS WERE NEVER PROVEN; AND BOTH PARTIES AGREED TO DROP THE SUIT - WE RATE THE CLAIM AGAINST KREEGEL - NEUTRAL.

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


OASIS PARKING LOT ROBBERY-OC, SS, OC


A FORT MYERS MAN WAS ROBBED AT GUNPOINT IN THE PARKING LOT OF HIS APARTMENT COMPLEX.

WHEN HE GOT OUT OF HIS VEHICLE OUTSIDE THE OASIS TOWER NEAR DOWNTOWN, A GUNMAN ORDERED HIM TO THE GROUND.

THE THEIF DEMANDED CASH AND HIS CELL PHONE AND TOOK OFF RUNNING.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

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


CAPE CORAL BREAKIN-OC, SS, OC


THIS IS THE MOST BIZARRE BREAK-IN STORY I'VE EVER HEARD.

POLICE SAY THEY CAUGHT A CAPE CORAL WOMAN HIDING IN HER NEIGHBORS HOME.

SHE'S ACCUSED OF STEALING SUGAR, HO-HO'S, AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD ITEMS.

POLICE ARRESTED 30-YEAR-OLD JANET ROBBINS--

WHO TOLD THEM---SHE WAS THERE TO "BORROW" SUGAR.

ACCORDING TO POLICE --

THE HOMEOWNERS DAUGHTER FOUND ROBBINS HIDING BEHIND HER MOTHERS BEDROOM DOOR.

SHE FOUND A BAG OF SUGAR, SYRUP, AND JEANS HIDDEN UNDER A FLOORBOARD.

THERE WERE ALSO DVD'S, LUNCH MEAT, AND SODAS PACKED INSIDE.

THE HOMEOWNER TOLD POLICE THEY BELIEVE ROBBINS HAS BEEN IN THEIR HOME BEFORE.

THEY'VE NOTICED THINGS MISSING AROUND THE HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LAURA-TRX, OC, SS


CRIME ALERT IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

SOMEBODY IS BREAKING INTO HOMES OFF EDGEWATER DRIVE. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY.

NBC-2'S LAURA ROBERTS IS THERE.

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PORT CHAR CRIME ALERT-LIVE U 1


HERE HAVE BEEN FOUR OF THESE DAY TIME BURGLARIES IN THIS AREA IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS.

ALL OF THEM ON ROADS OFF OF EDGEWATER DRIVE.

TWO WERE ON THIS STREET BEHIND ME - SOUTH WATERWAY DRIVE.

ANOTHER ON SOUTHEAST GRAHAM STREET -

ANOTHER ON CHELSEA COURT.

HERE'S WHAT THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON --

THE BURGLAR GOT IN THE HOMES BY PRYING OPEN THE REAR SLIDING DOOR -

IN MOST CASES - TAKING CASH AND JEWELRY.

AGAIN THEY ALL HAPPENED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT - BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 2-30 and 6.

TONIGHT THEY STILL DON'T KNOW WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE CRIMES.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

LIVE IN PORT CHARLOTTE, LAURA ROBERTS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


NURSING HOME SICKNESS-trxOC, VO, OC


A FORT MYERS NURSING HOME IS FIGHTING A VIRUS OUTBREAK.

THE LEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS ABOUT 20 PEOPLE AT THE EVANS HEALTH CARE CENTER ARE SICK.

TODAY -- A SAMPLE OF THE VIRUS WAS SENT TO A LAB FOR TESTING.

IN FEBRUARY -- NEARLY 60 PEOPLE GOT SICK AT THE HIDDEN OAKS NURSING HOME IN FORT MYERS.

IT WAS TEMPORARILY SHUT DOWN TO CONTAIN THE HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS NOROVIRUS. Return to index of stories...


DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL DAY 3-OC, VO


THE STAR WITNESS TOOK THE STAND IN THE DUSTIN JAYE MURDER TRIAL IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

HE'S ACCUSED OF BRUTALLY MURDERING DEBBIE STRIANO INSIDE HER HOME 2 YEARS AGO.

THE STATE RESTED THIS AFTERNOON WITH TESTIMONEY FROM BRIAN FROST WHO SHARED A CELL AT THE LEE COUNTY JAIL WITH JAYE, AND TOLD THE JURY ABOUT A DETAILED CONVERSATION THE TWO HAD ABOUT THE NIGHT DEBBIE STRIANO DIED.

HE ALSO TESTIFIED THAT ROBBERY WAS MOTIVE, BECAUSE JAYE KNEW THERE WAS CASH IN THE HOME. Return to index of stories...


DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL DAY 3-SOTVO


Brian Frost:

THE DEFENSE WILL BEGIN CALLING WITNESSES TOMORROW MORNING AT 9 AM. Return to index of stories...


FL SEX ABUSE TODDLER-OC, SS


A CENTRAL FLORIDA MAN FACES CHARGES FOR SEXUALLY ABUSING TODDLERS.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED THE 40-YEAR OLD MAN AT HIS LAKELAND HOME -- AND SAY HE ADMITTED TO ABUSING A 2-YEAR OLD AND A 13-MONTH OLD.

THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SAYS AGENTS FOUND 6 VIDEOS OF CHILD PORN. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-trxOC, EANIBX


IT'S WHAT BARS AND RESTAURANTS *DON'T* NEED DURING SEASON. THEIR WATER SHUT DOWN DUE TO WATER LINE REPAIRS.

IT'S HAPPENING ON FORT MYERS BEACH. IN BUSY TIME SQUARE.

NBC-2'S GEORGE SOLIS FOUND OUT HOW THEY'RE DEALING WITH A BOIL WATER ADVISORY. Return to index of stories...


FMB BOIL WATER ADVISORY-REM-LIVE


SO FAR- SO GOOD

A LOT OF THESE GUYS TELL ME THIS ISN'T THEIR FIRST RODEO.

LAST NIGHT MOST EVERYONE HERE STOCKED UP ON WATER THAT WAS SAFE OR BOUGHT BOTTLED DRINKS.

WE CHECKED WITH PETE TIMES OUT-

THE OWNER WENT AS FAR AS PUTTING WATER IN PITCHERS OF BEER-

HE SHUT DOWN HIS ICE MACHINE

AND TOLD HIS EMPLOYEES HIS SODA DISPENSER WAS OFF LIMITS

SIMILAR STORIES AT PLAKA AND TIME SQUARE PIZZIERA. Return to index of stories...


FMB BOIL WATER ADVISORY-SOT


"Bottle drinks will set you back, not having any water, having to

boil water sets you back but its the busiest we've ever seen." Lauren

Houk, Manager Citrola's Time Square Grill & Pizzeria

"We had to prepare a lot our beverages yesterday when we had clean,

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FMB BOIL WATER ADVISORY-REM-LIVE


AS FAR AS ALL THIS OBSTRUCTION-

CONSTRUCTION CREWS ARE WORKING ON LEVELING OUT THE AREA BECAUSE WATER WARPED THE GROUND.

THE WORK IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TOMORROW MORNING

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FL SENATE FLOOD-OC


THE STATE SENATE WANTS HOMEOWNERS TO HAVE MORE OPTIONS FOR FLOOD INSURANCE.

THE BILL PROVIDES ALTERNATIVES TO THE NATIONAL FLOODS INSURANCE PROGRAM.

PRIVATE COMPANIES WOULD BE ABLE TO OFFER DEDUCTIBLES AND COVERAGE OPTIONS -- ONCE ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FEDERAL PROGRAM.

CONGRESS RECENTLY DELAYED EXPENSIVE FLOOD INSURANCE RATE CHANGES AFTER A HUGE OUTCRY. Return to index of stories...


FL HIT AND RUN PROPOSAL-OC, VO


A PROPOSAL TO CRACK DOWN ON HIT AND RUN DRIVERS IN SERIOUS CRASHES IS MOVING FORWARD.

DRIVERS WOULD BE SENTENCED TO AT LEAST FOUR YEARS IN JAIL FOR LEAVING AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING A DEATH.

THE BILL'S SPONSOR SAYS IF DRIVERS ARE DRUNK, THERE IS AN INCENTIVE TO LEAVE THE CRASH AND COME BACK LATER. Return to index of stories...


FL HIT AND RUN PROPOSAL-SOT, OC


Sot: State Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, R- Miami

"If you hit somebody and flee, a hit and run, and show up later after you've sobered up, there is absolutely no minimum mandatory."

IN 2013, ABOUT THREE PEOPLE DIED EVERY WEEK BECAUSE OF A HIT AND RUN DRIVER. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY STUDENT ASSIGNMENT-OC


TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR LEE COUNTY PARENTS TO REGISTER THEIR CHILDREN FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL.

THE STUDENT ASSIGNMENT DEADLINE IS FRIDAY AT 4 P-M.

IT APPLIES TO STUDENTS WHO ARE NEW TO THE DISTRICT.

OR STUDENTS ENTERING MIDDLE OR HIGH SCHOOL.

WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT ON OUR WEBSITE, NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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COLLIER COUNTY HEALTH RANKINGS-OC, SOT, CG


COLLIER COUNTY IS ONE OF THE HEALTHIEST COUNTIES IN THE STATE.

IT RANKS SECOND.

A HEALTH GROUP FROM THE UNIVERISTY OF WISCONSIN RELEASED THE RANKINGS.

LAST YEAR, COLLIER RANKED THIRD ON THE LIST.

THE STUDY CONSIDERS FACTORS LIKE SMOKING AND ALCOHOL AS WELL AS ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE.

TAKE SOT

DURATION = 0:10

Deb Millsap/Collier County Health Dept.

"we're second healthiest county in florida because people live longest in collier county, we're number one for that and as far as quality of life, we're 7th healthiest county and they put those numbers together."

DESOTO COUNTY IS THE NEXT HEALTHIEST IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT JUST EDGED OUT LEE COUNTY, WHICH CAME IN ELEVENTH PLACE.

WE HAVE A FULL LIST OF RANKINGS ON NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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


BURNED DOG UPDATE-OC, VO


THANKS TO FACEBOOK, NEW TECHNOLOGY WILL HELP A BADLY BURNED DOG FROM ARCADIA.

A LASER THERAPY SPECIALIST SAW "HOPE'S" STORY ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA SITE.

THEY OFFERED TO TREAT THE ABUSED DOG.

NVESTIGATORS SAY HER OWNER DOUSED HER WITH KEROSENE AND LIT HER ON FIRE WITH A CIGARETTE.

SINCE THEN, HOPE HAS BEEN RECOVERING AT A SPECIAL ANIMAL HOSPITAL IN TAMPA. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


A COLLIER COUNTY FAMILY TURNS THEIR TRAGEDY INTO A P-S-A FOR SAFE SLEEPING HABITS FOR NEWBORNS.

AFTER THE BREAK, WHY PARENTS ARE TARGETTING BABY PICTURES ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

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TZ1 A) sleeping baby psa-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


WARMER TOMORROW

Clear skies and chilly temperatures are on the way tonight. Winds will continue from the northeast at 10 - 15 this evening and as temperatures drop to the lower 50's tonight, it will be another evening for a sweater or light jacket. Thursday's weather looks fine and we expect mostly sunny skies all day. Winds will gradually turn around to a more southeasterly direction and that should help us warm up to 80 degrees in the afternoon. It looks like it will not be quite as windy tomorrow; however, wind speeds will be around 10 - 15 and a little gusty during the day.

As we continue to look at a changing weekend forecast, it still looks like we will be tracking rain showers as soon as Friday evening. Skies will cloud-up during the day on Friday and showers will move in before sunset. The unsettled weather will bring showers on Saturday and, possibly, again on Sunday morning. Some of the latest computer guidance suggests that the rain may taper off by Sunday afternoon.so it's possible that the end of the weekend might turn out to be rain-free.

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...


SLEEPING BABY PSA-2 SHOT


HEALTH EXPERTS ARE CONCERNED PICTURES OF SLEEPING NEWBORNS ON FACEBOOK SEND THE WRONG MESSAGE TO PARENTS.

IN SOME CASES, BABIES ARE IN POTENTIALLY DEADLY SLEEPING POSITIONS.

TONIGHT - A COLLIER COUNTY FAMILY IS SHARING THEIR HEARTBREAKING EXPERIENCE TO SHED LIGHT ON SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME.

BRYAN ANDERSON REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


SLEEPING BABY PSA-BNR-PKG


6 LIKES.

33 LIKES.

177 LIKES!

THESE NEWBORN PICTURES ON SOCIAL MEDIA MAY BE CUTE.

BUT HEALTH EXPERTS WARN YOU TO THINK ***BEFORE YOU "LIKE."

Paula DiGriglio, NCH Safe&Healthy Children's Coaltion of Collier County

11:18:53-:57

Please don't put your child in a risk to be one of the statistics.

THE COLLIER COUNTY SAFE AND HEALTHY CHILDREN'S COALITION IS ROLLING OUT A NEW PUSH TO PROTECT SLEEPING BABIES.

THEY'RE SPECIFICALLY TARGETING SOCIAL MEDIA.

Paula DiGriglio, NCH Safe&Healthy Children's Coaltion of Collier County

11:16:52-:01

It's scary to us to see how many parents, they're so excited they became new parents, that they are posting pictures of unsafe sleep practices with their children.

4 NEWBORNS DIED LAST YEAR IN COLLIER COUNTY FROM SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME OR SUDDEN UNEXPECTED INFANT DEATH.

THE CDC SAYS IT'S THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN NEWBORNS NATIONWIDE.

NAPLES GRANDMOTHER GAIL HANKE STILL REMEMBERS THE DEVASTATING PHONE CALL FROM HER SON IN OHIO 4 YEARS AGO.

Gail Hanke, Naples grandmother

10:58:53-:02

It was like 2 o'clock in the morning and he said I think Charlie is dead. Literally that was his words and I will never forget it.

SAMUEL HANKE IS A DOCTOR HIMSELF.

HIS WIFE MAURA IS A KINDERGARTEN TEACHER.

THEIR TRAGEDY IS A PRIME EXAMPLE SIDS CAN AFFECT ANYONE.

Maura

11:13:29-:34

The worst thing in the world happened to our family and we don't want that to happen to anyone else.

Only NBC 2 was there today AS the coalition taped A NEW PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT in Collier County.

THE PSA WILL also BE TRANSLATED INTO SPANISH AND CREOLE in an effort to reach more communities.

THEIR MESSAGE BOILS DOWN TO JUST THREE LETTERS.

A-B-C

ALONE.ON THEIR BACKS.AND IN A CRIB.

Sam

11:14:54

There's no safe way to co-sleep.

IN COLLIER COUNTY, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


BONITA SPRING FREE SMOKE ALARMS-OC, CG


THE BONITA SPRINGS FIRE DISTRICT IS HANDING OUT FREE SMOKE ALARMS.

ANYONE WHO LIVES IN THE IMPERIAL BONITA ESTATES IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE DETECTORS.

THE DEPARTMENT WILL BE THERE TOMORROW FROM ONE UNTIL THREE IN THE AFTERNOON.

FIREFIGHTERS WILL ALSO INSTALL THE ALARMS FOR FREE. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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COLLEGE FOOTBALL UNIONIZATION-ONCAM


YEARS FROM NOW. WE MAY LOOK BACK ON MARCH 26TH, 20-14. AS THE DAY THAT CHANGED COLLEGE SPORTS FOREVER.

A CHICAGO BRANCH OF THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD HAS RULED THAT FOOTBALL PLAYERS AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY ARE INDEED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES. MAKING THEM ELIGIBLE TO UNIONIZE.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN LONG-TERM?

CERTAINLY MORE RIGHTS FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES.

AND IT COULD BE THE FIRST STEP FOR COLLEGE ATHLETES TO ACTUALLY RECEIVE MONEY FOR PLAYING. Return to index of stories...


NORTHWESTERN UNION VERDICT-VOTOPS


THE BOARD RULED THAT BECAUSE THE NORTHWESTERN FOOTBALL PLAYERS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS THAT ARE DIRECTLY TIED TO THEIR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE. THEY SHOULD BE SEEN AS SCHOOL EMPLOYEES.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WILL APPEAL THE DECISION TO THE FULL NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD IN WASHINGTON, D-C.

IT'S POSSIBLE THAT AN APPEAL COULD TAKE YEARS TO BE RESOLVED. Return to index of stories...


UNION REAX-SOTTOPS


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STEVE MASIELLO USF RESUME-VOTOPS


TIP NUMBER ONE TO GETTING A JOB: DON'T LIE ON YOUR RESUME.

MANHATTAN HEAD COACH STEVE MASIELLO HAD AN AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE TO TAKE OVER AS THE NEW HEAD MAN AT U-S-F.

BUT THEN IT WAS LEARNED THAT MASIELLO HAD NEVER GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY. AS HE HAD LISTED ON HIS RESUME.

SO THE WOULD-BE FIVE YEAR DEAL HAS BEEN NIXED.

MASIELLO HAS YET TO COMMENT ON THE MATTER. Return to index of stories...


GATORS HOOPS-ONCAM


WHEN THE FLORIDA GATORS AND U-C-L-A BRUINS TAKE THE COURT IN THE SWEET SIXTEEN TOMORROW. IT WILL BE THE CLASH OF TWO DIFFERENT STYLES.

THE BRUINS ARE KNOWN FOR HOW OFTEN THEY PUT THE BALL IN THE BASKET.

THE GATORS ARE KNOWN FOR MAKING THAT REALLY HARD TO DO. Return to index of stories...


DONOVAN ALFORD REAX-SOTTOPS


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ORIOLES RED SOX-VOTOPS


JUST A FEW DAYS LEFT OF SPRING TRAINING BASEBALL. THE RED SOX AND O'S TODAY FROM JET BLUE.

GRADY SIZEMORE. TRYING TO WIN THE STARTING JOB IN CENTERFIELD. SLIDING GRABS LIKE THIS ONE IN THE THIRD WON'T HURT HIS CASE.

XANDER BOGAERTS HAS SHORTSTOP ALL TO HIMSELF. HITS ONE OVER THE MONSTER IN THE FOURTH TO TIE THE GAME AT THREE.

WILL MIDDLEBROOKS ALSO HOMERED. SOX LOSE, THOUGH, 5-4. Return to index of stories...


PIRATES TWINS-VOTOPS


RICKY NOLASCO AND THE TWINS. TAKING ON THE PIRATES AT HAMMOND STADIUM.

AFTER A BAD START LAST TIME OUT. NOLASCO WAS ON HIS GAME. HERE'S ONE OF THREE STRIKEOUTS FROM HIM IN FOUR SCORELESS INNINGS.

RICKY ALLOWED JUST ONE HIT. THE DEFENSE HELPED, TOO. GREAT SCOOP BY BRIAN DOZIER TO START THE DOUBLE PLAY.

RUNS WERE HARD TO COME BY.

PIRATES WIN, 2-1. Return to index of stories...


JACOB MORE JUDO UPDATE-VOTOPS


AND JACOB MORE. THE 12-YEAR-OLD JUDO RISING STAR WE'VE CHRONICLED FOR YOU IN THE PAST. HAD A LOT OF FAMILIAR COMPANY ON PODIUMS AT THE NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS IN TEXAS THIS PAST WEEKEND.

MORE AND CHIEF PRIDE JUDO TEAMMATES NICHOLAS AND DOMINICK RODRIGUEZ WON GOLD MEDALS THERE.

JACOB'S SISTER, MACKENZIE MORE, WON BRONZE. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS CLOSE-ONCAM


AND CANTERBURY SCHOOL WILL BE LOOKING FOR A NEW HEAD FOOTBALL COACH.

MIKE MARCIANO. WHO LED THE COUGARS TO THE SEVEN-MAN STATE TITLE GAME IN 2012. WILL RESIGN AT THE END OF THIS SEASON.

JARED ALLEN SIGNS A THREE-YEAR DEAL WITH THE BEARS.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-VOTOPS-OC


A FRANTIC AND FRUSTRATING SITUATION AT A LEE COUNTY SCHOOL TODAY.

TWO PEOPLE RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL.

TONIGHT AT 11, NBC2 UNCOVERS THE INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY, STUDENTS ARE EXPOSED TO DANGEROUS FUMES.

AND WE'VE DONE DOZENS OF SCAM STORIES BEFORE - INVOLVING EMAIL, PHONE CALLS, SOCIAL MEDIA - TONIGHT AT 11, N-B-C DISCOVERS CROOKS ARE GOING BACK IN TIME IN AN ATTEMPT TO STEAL YOUR IDENTITY. Return to index of stories...


TROOPER BONUS TICKETS-OC


FLORIDA TROOPERS WHO HAND OUT MORE TICKETS MAY GET MORE CASH.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WANTS TO LINK PAY RAISES TO JOB PERFORMANCE.

THIS WOULD APPLY TO STATE WORKERS.

IN 2013, TROOPERS ISSUED MORE THAN 800- THOUSAND TICKETS.

IN ADDITION TO TROOPERS, GAME COMMISSION OFFICERS AND FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT WOULD BE INCLUDED. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...