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ANCHOR SUPERS HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX-OMNI
DIRECTORS PAGE HL3) DOG CALL 911-TRXSOTVO
HL1) MULCH FIRE IMMOKALEE RD-TRX-VO NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIPTOPS
HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX-OMNI PUNTA GORDA AIRSHOW-PLASMA
HL3) FLORIDIANS HAVE MONEY-TRX-PLASMA PUNTA GORDA AIRSHOW-REM LIVE
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP PUNTA GORDA AIRSHOW-VO
MULCH FIRE IMMOKALEE RD-PLASMA, DISS LIVE 5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
MULCH FIRE IMMOKALEE RD-REM LIVE 5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
MULCH FIRE IMMOKALEE RD-VO TRAFFIC-NAVI
MULCH FIRE IMMOKALEE RD-REM LIVE breaking news-TRX
5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP MULCH FIRE IMMOKALEE ROAD-EANIBOX
5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL MULCH FIRE IMMOKALEE ROAD-REM LIVE
MALAYSIA PLANE LATEST-TRX VO MULCH FIRE IMMOKALEE ROAD-VO
WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE DEATH TOLL-OTS, VO MULCH FIRE IMMOKALEE ROAD-REM LIVE
NFM ATTEMPTED BURGLARIES-VOWIPE 6M ENROLLED IN OBAMACARE-VO
NFM ATTEMPTED BURGLARIES-SOTVO UN UKRAINE VOTE-TRXVO
BONITA SPRINGS ROBBERY-TRX TCMON VO CLINTON DOCUMENTS-OTS, VO
BONITA SPRINGS ROBBERY-SOT TC MON VO 4TH PERSON DIES AT SXSW-trxVO
CAPE DRUG BUST-trxSS,VO PEPPER SPRAY FOLLOW-VOWIPE
JAYE VERDICT-VO PEPPER SPRAY FOLLOW-SOTVO
COLLIER MAN ACCUSED OF EATING MARIJUANA-SS ROAD RAGE-VO
BILLY ELROD SENTENCE-OC, SS, OC DOG CALLS 911-VOWIPE
SAME SEX DIVORCE-VOWIPE DOG CALLS 911-SOTVO
SAME SEX DIVORCE-SOTVO QHOUR PUSH TEASE: LEE CO STUDENT ASSIGNMENT-2 SHOT
EDISON NEW NAME-OTS-VO BREAK SEVEN 5:39:23 AM
EXPANDING 75-VOWIPE 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
EXPANDING 75-SOTVO 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT DEADLINE-VO, BNR TRAFFIC ALERT
TEASE: TUTU RUNNER CONTROVERSY-2 SHOT SOTVO TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
BREAK FOUR 5:09:43 AUTISM JUMP-CLIP, VO
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP ALLI WEIGHTLOSS RECALL-trxVO
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL SUPERMARKET RANKINGS-OTS
FLORIDANS HAVE MONEY WAITING-INTRO CAPE FM FASTEST GROWING-trxVOTOPS
FLORIDANS HAVE MONEY WAITING-PLASMA FBI FLOODMAP INVESTIGATION-VOWIPE
FLORIDANS HAVE MONEY WAITING-VO FBI FLOODMAP INVESTIGATION-SOTVO
FLORIDANS HAVE MONEY WAITING-FSS DOG FIRE FOLLOW-VOWIPE
FLORIDANS HAVE MONEY WAITING-PLASMA DOG FIRE FOLLOW-SOTVO
LOCAL POLLING ISSUES-VOWIPE LEE CO SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-2 SHOT, BUB TOSS
LOCAL POLLING ISSUES-SOTVO LEE CO SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-BUBBA
FL VOTER PURGE-OTS LEE CO SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-SOTVO
GOV SCOTT MEDAL CEREMONY-OC, SOTVO LEE CO SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-SS
AMERICAN FLAG-VOWIPE LEE CO SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-BUBBA
AMERICAN FLAG-SOTVO MAN SWALLOWS FORK-SS
TUTU RUNNER CONTROVERSY-VOWIPE TURTLE NAME-VOTOPS
TUTU RUNNER CONTROVERSY-SOTVO TEASE: OK MAN DIGS FOR WEDDING RING-2 SHOT VO
FL GATORS NCAA GAME-VO TEASE: COFFEE SMOKING-VOTOPS
TEASE: FL 7YRS OLD ARRESTED-2 SHOT VO WAVV 101.1 TEASE-SSTOPS
BREAK FIVE 5:19:15 FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP BREAK EIGHT 5:49:40 AM
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
TRAFFIC-NAVI 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
FL 7YR OLD ARRESTED-VO-WIPE TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
FL 7YR OLD ARRESTED-SOTVO WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-CLIPTOPS
LEE CO HIT & RUN-SS,CG 1) MULCH FIRE-VOTOPS
PATIENT RAN OFF-VOWIPE 2) SCHOOL CHOICE-VOTOPS
PATIENT RAN OFF-SOTVO 3) AIR SHOW-SOTTOPS
ONLINE GROCERY SHOPPING-TRXVOWIPE SOCHI DOGS ARRIVE IN DC-VOTOPS
ONLINE GROCERY SHOPPING-SOTVO OK MAN DIGS FOR WEDDING RING-VOWIPE
METROPOLITAN AMERICAN-VO OK MAN DIGS FOR WEDDING RING-SOTVO
TEASE 5:30: MULCH FIRE TEASE-2SHOT VO COFFEE SMOKING-VOWIPE
TEASE 5:30: ROAD RAGE-TRXVOTOPS COFFEE SMOKING-SOTVO
BREAK SIX 5:27:01 AM END OF SHOW-OMNI TOPS
HL1) PUNTA GORDA AIRSHOW-TRX-REM LIVE END OF SHOW CLIP-CLIP


ANCHOR SUPERS


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DIRECTORS PAGE


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HL1) MULCH FIRE IMMOKALEE RD-TRX-VO


THE FLAMES ARE OUT --

BUT THE SMOKE COULD CAUSE SOME HEALTH CONCERNS AS IT CONTINUES TO BLOW TOWARD NAPLES.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW about the ongoing mulch fire IN A LIVE REPORT -- STRAIGHT AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX-OMNI


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HL3) FLORIDIANS HAVE MONEY-TRX-PLASMA


AND.

THERE'S MONEY JUST WAITING FOR YOU THIS MORNING.

WE'RE NOT KIDDING.

FIND OUT HOW YOU COULD GET PART OF A HUNDREDS OF MILLION OF DOLLARS THE IRS OWES PEOPLE ACROSS THE US Return to index of stories...


NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


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MULCH FIRE IMMOKALEE RD-PLASMA, DISS LIVE


DEVELOPING AT FIVE --

A HEALTH ALERT FOR PEOPLE WAKING UP IN COLLIER COUNTY.

SMOKE FROM THAT MASSIVE MULCH FIRE IS BLOWING AROUND THE AREA

AND HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE WARNING PEOPLE ABOUT

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS IS LIVE AT THE SCENE.

CHRISTY WHAT ARE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAYING ABOUT THIS? Return to index of stories...


MULCH FIRE IMMOKALEE RD-REM LIVE


THE BIGGEST THING RIGHT NOW IS YOU MIGHT NOT SEE THIS SMOKE

BUT YOU CAN CERTAINLY STILL SMELL IT-- AND THAT MEANS IT COULD BE A SERIOUS THREAT TO YOUR HEALTH.

---TAKE MAST CAM---

TAKE A LOOK AT THE VIEW FROM OUR MAST CAM.

THAT SMOKE IS LESS THAN HALF THE SIZE OF WHAT IT WAS YESTERDAY WHEN THIS ENTIRE AREA WAS COVERED IN SMOKE. Return to index of stories...


MULCH FIRE IMMOKALEE RD-VO


THIS ALL HAPPENED EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING JONES MINING OFF IMMOKALEE ROAD IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

BUT THAT SMOKE SPREAD OVER THE ENTIRE COUNTY!

THE FLAMES WERE OUT EARLY YESTERDAY BUT OFFICIALS SAY THIS COULD BE SMOLDERING FOR DAYS AND EVEN WEEKS--SO IF YOU LIVE AROUND HERE THERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT HEALTH WARNINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

OFFICIALS SAY THIS SMOKE CAN MAKE YOU VERY SICK--

WITH SORE THROATS, RUNNY NOSE AND ITCHY EYES.-- DO NOT CONFUSE THAT WITH ALLERGIES!

TO AVOID THESE SYMPTOMS HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS CLOSED UNTIL THIS ALL BURNS OUT.

THE GOOD NEWS TODAY IS IT WILL NOT BE NEARLY AS COOL OUT -- SO IT SHULDN'T BE AS DIFFICULT TO KEEP THE HOUSE CLOSED UP.

ALSO-- ACCORDING TO OUR NBC2 FORECAST WE SHOULD SEE UP TO A HALF OF AN INCH OF RAIN TODAY

BUT OFFICIALS SAY IT MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO GET THIS OUT. Return to index of stories...


MULCH FIRE IMMOKALEE RD-REM LIVE


OTHER QUESTIONS WE ARE LOOKING INTO THIS MORNING IS WHERE WAS THIS MULCH GOING TO-- AND HOW THIS WILL AFFECT BUSINESS HERE.

WE WILL BE TALKING WITH OFFICIALS THIS MORNING AND ASKING THOSE QUESTIONS.

LIVE IN CC CA NBC2 Return to index of stories...


5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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


CLOUDY AND BREEZY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS

It is not as cool this morning as our temperatures are in the lower 60s for most of Southwest Florida to get our Friday started. Skies are mostly cloudy and will stay that way through the day. The models are now picking up on the chance for showers that we have been mentioning for today. You can expect scattered showers mainly during the afternoon and evening. Winds will be coming from the east at 10 - 15 mph with gusts of 20 - 25 mph. Afternoon high temperatures will reach the upper 70s to lower 80s.

A cold front is headed through Southwest Florida this weekend. This means we will continue to see a good amount of cloud cover tomorrow along with scattered showers. The on Sunday, drier air follows this front and we will even get to see some sunshine.

Sunny weather will stay with us through the first half of next week with highs in the lower 80s.

Today's Weather Story

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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


MALAYSIA PLANE LATEST-TRX VO


DEVELOPING AS YOU WAKE --

THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIAN JETLINER CONTINUES TODAY. AS AUSTRALIAN OFFICIALS TARGET A NEW SEARCH AREA IN THE INDIAN OCEAN.

THEY SAY THE CITE IS "A NEW CREDIBLE LEAD," BASED ON THE ANALYSIS OF RADAR DATA.

EXPERTS NOW BELIEVE THE JET WAS TRAVELING FASTER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT.

TEN AIRCRAFT AND FIVE SHIPS CONTINE TO SCOUR AS THE INTERNATIONAL TEAM AWAITS THE

ARRIVAL OF U-S SHIP ESPECIALLY DESIGNED TO FIND BLACK BOXES UNDER WATER.

THE PLANE DISAPPEARED ON MARCH EIGHTH. AND NOT ONE PIECE OF DEBRIS FROM THE JET HAS BEEN RECOVERED SINCE THEN. Return to index of stories...


WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE DEATH TOLL-OTS, VO


ALSO DEVELOPING THIS MORNING --

THE DEATH TOLL IN THE WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE NOW STANDS AT 17.

THE LATEST BODY RECOVERED WAS AN INFANT.

LATER THIS MORNING --

OFFICIALS ARE EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE A HIGHER DEATH TOLL.

AT LEAST 90 PEOPLE ARE STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR.

AT THIS POINT, DIGGING IS THE ONLY METHOD BEING USED TO NARROW THE LIST OF THE MISSING.

EMERGENCY OFFICIALS SAY THEY'VE STOPPED DOING DOOR-TO-DOOR SEARCHES OR CALLING RELATIVES IN HOPES OF LOCATING PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T CHECKED IN YET. Return to index of stories...


NFM ATTEMPTED BURGLARIES-VOWIPE


TWO TEENS GET BUSTED --

AFTER DEPUTIES SAY THEY TRIED BREAKING INTO A NORTH FORT MYERS HOME.

AND IT MAY NOT BE THEIR FIRST TIME.

A NEIGHBOR CALLED IN THE TIP WEDNESDAY MORNING -

SAYING HE SAW THE TEENS WALKING AROUND THE HOUSE, TRYING TO OPEN

DOORS AND WINDOWS.

WHEN DEPUTIES GOT THERE -- THEY FOUND SHANDARIUS WELCH AND AUSTIN

WILLIAMS AT THE BACK DOOR.

THE FAMILY WHO LIVES THERE IS CONVINCED THE SAME TEENS ARE

RESPONSIBLE FOR A SUCCESSFUL BREAK IN AT THEIR HOME JUST LAST WEEK. Return to index of stories...


NFM ATTEMPTED BURGLARIES-SOTVO


I was pretty shooken up at the time when it happened but I'm okay now

:09 we changed our locks and were going to do some security issues

were going to get an alarm and stuff like that

THE TEENS CLAIMED THEY'RE FRIENDS WITH THE VICTIM'S SON AND THEY

WERE JUST THERE TO SEE HIM. Return to index of stories...


BONITA SPRINGS ROBBERY-TRX TCMON VO


NBC2 CRIME ALERT FOR YOU THIS MORNING --

TAKE A LOOK A THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO --

IT'S AN ARMED ROBBERY IN BONITA SPRINGS.

POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THIS WOMAN --

THE ROBBERY HAPPENED AROUND FOUR THURSDAY AT THE LA FIESTA CONVENIENCE STORE ON ROSEMARY DRIVE.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH A MAN WHO STOPPED INSIDE, WITHOUT KNOWING IT HAD JUST BEEN ROBBED. Return to index of stories...


BONITA SPRINGS ROBBERY-SOT TC MON VO


Kevin Garson, Bonita Springs-

"My girlfriend went into the store and when she came out she said the cashier was crying and very distraught."

13-20

THE GUN-TOTING WOMAN GOT AWAY WITH SOME CASH AND TOOK OFF HEADING NORTH ON OLD U-S 41.

CRIMESTOPPERS IS OFFERING A REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO HER CONVICTION. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DRUG BUST-trxSS,VO


NEW THIS MORNING --

A MAN GETS BUSTED IN A CAPE POLICE STING.

THIS A NEW PHOTO OF JOSHUA TRIPP.

A SMALL NARCOTICS UNDER COVER TEAM ARRESTED TRIPP AT HIS HOME ON SOUTHEAST 8TH STREET THURSDAY.

THEY SAY HE WAS BECOMING A NEIGHBORHOOD NUISANCE AND THEY'VE BEEN RECEIVING A LOT OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT HIM.

TRIPP IS FACING THREE FELONY CHARGES AND ONE MISDEMEANOR. Return to index of stories...


JAYE VERDICT-VO


AN NBC2 UPDATE THIS MORNING --

IT TOOK A LEE COUNTY JURY LESS THAN THREE HOURS TO FIND A MAN GUILTY OF MURDER.

THE JURY CONVICTED DUSTIN JAYE OF MURDERING DEBBIE STRIANO INSIDE HER 3 OAKS HOME, BACK IN 2012.

THE JURY ALSO FOUND HIM GUILTY OF BURGLARY AND ANIMAL CRUELTY.

JAYE SHOWED NO EMOTION, WHEN THE VERDICT WAS READ.

THE FIRST DEGREE MURDER CONVICTION CARRIES AN AUTOMATIC LIFE SENTENCE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER MAN ACCUSED OF EATING MARIJUANA-SS


LISTEN TO THIS STORY --

A MAN GETS CAUGHT WITH A MOUTH FULL OF POT!

A COLLIER DEPUTY PULLED OVER THIS MAN -- JOEL MORISMA -- FOR ROLLING THROUGH A STOP SIGN.

THE DEPUTY SAYS HE COULD SMELL MARIJUANA IN THE CAR

MORISMA REFUSED TO OPEN HIS MOUTH AND BEGAN CHEWING.

THAT'S WHEN HE WAS ORDERED OUT OF THE CAR.

DEPUTIES COULD SEE GREEN FLAKES INSIDE HIS MOUTH AND ON HIS LIPS.

HE'S ACCUSED OF MARIJUANA POSSESSION AND TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE. Return to index of stories...


BILLY ELROD SENTENCE-OC, SS, OC


A LEHIGH ACRES MAN IS WAKING UP TO A ONE YEAR JAIL SENTENCE FOR AN ATTACK THAT KILLED HIS GIRLFRIEND.

INVESTIGATORS SAY BILLY ELROD PUNCHED ELIZABETH BROWDER IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD BECAUSE SHE ACCIDENTALLY TOUCHED HIS TOE.

BROWDER EVENTUALLY DIED FROM HER INJURIES.

ELROD PLED NO CONTEST TO AGGRAVATED MANSLAUGHTER.

A JUDGE SENTENCED HIM TO ONE YEAR IN JAIL BUT HE WILL GET CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED.

THAT MEANS -- HE'LL GET OUT IN ONE MONTH.

HE'S UNDER PROBATION FOR 10 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


SAME SEX DIVORCE-VOWIPE


THIS MORNING, WE'RE LEARNING FLORIDA'S BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE -- COULD BE OVERTURNED SOON.

THAT'S BECAUSE A SAME SEX DIVORCE BEING CONSIDERED RIGHT NOW IN TAMPA COULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE ISSUE.

KEIBA LYNN AND MARIAMA SHAW GOT MARRIED IN MASSACHUSETTS IN 2010, THEN MOVED TO FLORIDA.

NOW THEY WANT A DIVORCE - AND FLORIDA WON'T ALLOW IT.

ATTORNEYS ARGUE THE JUDGE COULD GRANT THE DIVORCE BY DECLARING THE STATE'S BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Return to index of stories...


SAME SEX DIVORCE-SOTVO


"They come to Florida and they are stuck. They are married permanently until

they move away, unless court decides to interpret the law as we have

suggested,"

ONE OF THE ATTORNEYS ALSO SAYS THE JUDGE CAN GRANT THE PETITION BY RULING THE BAN ONLY APPLIES TO MARRIAGES - NOT DIVORCES.

THE RULING WILL BE MADE IN LATE APRIL. Return to index of stories...


EDISON NEW NAME-OTS-VO


EDISON STATE COLLEGE IS GETTING CLOSER TO BEING OFFICIALLY NAMED -- "FLORIDA SOUTH WESTERN STATE COLLEGE."

THE FLORIDA HOUSE PASSED A BILL ALLOWING THE CHANGE THURSDAY.

THE STATE SENATE HAD ALREADY AGREED ON THE MOVE.

IT'S NOW HEADED TO THE GOVERNOR'S DESK FOR HIS SIGNATURE. Return to index of stories...


EXPANDING 75-VOWIPE


THIS MORNING -- N-B-C- 2 IS LEARNING A DESIGN PLAN TO WIDEN A SECTION OF I-75 IN COLLIER COUNTY IS 90 PERCENT COMPLETE.

WERE TALKING ABOUT THE FOUR LANE- THREE AND A HALF MILE STRETCH BETWEEN COLLIER BOULEVARD AND GOLDEN GATE PARKWAY.

THE PROJECT WOULD INCLUDE CREATING ONE ADDITIONAL LANE IN EACH DIRECTION - TAKING IT FROM 4-TO-6 LANES.

CREWS WILL ALSO RE-PAVE EXISTING LANES AND PUT UP NOISE BARRIERS. Return to index of stories...


EXPANDING 75-SOTVO


Kathy Incerta, Naples

:04:56 I see nothing negative about this. Its just an improvement all

the way around. Its for the safety people.

:05

Debbie Tower, FDOT Spokeswoman

:10:04 NOONE enjoys construction certainly but we get through

construction we build the improvement and then everyone enjoys it for

years to come

:08

CONSTRUCTION COULD START A YEAR FROM NOW.

IT COULD TAKE UP TO THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT DEADLINE-VO, BNR


A LOOMING DEADLINE FOR LEE COUTNY PARENTS --

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS NEXT YEAR.

THIS APPLIES TO INCOMING KINDERGARTENERS, MIDDLE SCHOOLERS AND HIGH SCHOOLERS -- PLUS PEOPLE NEW TO THE DISTRICT.

YOU NEED TO TURN IN YOUR APPLICATION BY 4 O'CLOCK TODAY.

WE HAVE TONS OF INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE -

N-B-C-DASH-TWO-DOT-COM.

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


TEASE: TUTU RUNNER CONTROVERSY-2 SHOT SOTVO


IT'S ___

IF YOU WENT TO BED EARLY -- YOU MISSED A BIG GAME --

THE FLORIDA GATORS VERSUS U-C-L-A.

BUT DON'T WORRY -- WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BIG GAME --

STRAIGHT AHEAD.

PLUS -- CONTROVERSY IS SWIRLING AROUND A POPULAR FITNESS MAGAZINE --

"I find this really offensive for a couple of reasons."

FIND OUT WHY THIS WOMAN IS MAD -- AFTER SHARING HER PHOTO WITH SELF MAGAZINE! Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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BREAK FOUR 5:09:43


HIT TIME 5:09:43

LENGTH 2:17 Return to index of stories...


5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Full ForecastCLOUDY AND BREEZY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS

It is not as cool this morning as our temperatures are in the lower 60s for most of Southwest Florida to get our Friday started. Skies are mostly cloudy and will stay that way through the day. The models are now picking up on the chance for showers that we have been mentioning for today. You can expect scattered showers mainly during the afternoon and evening. Winds will be coming from the east at 10 - 15 mph with gusts of 20 - 25 mph. Afternoon high temperatures will reach the upper 70s to lower 80s.

A cold front is headed through Southwest Florida this weekend. This means we will continue to see a good amount of cloud cover tomorrow along with scattered showers. The on Sunday, drier air follows this front and we will even get to see some sunshine.

Sunny weather will stay with us through the first half of next week with highs in the lower 80s.

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...


FLORIDANS HAVE MONEY WAITING-INTRO


THIS MORNING.

HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ARE UP FOR GRABS.

RIGHT NOW -- TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO GET YOUR HANDS ON IT.

THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE SAYS ALMOST A MILLION PEOPLE ACROSS THE U-S ARE MISSING OUT ON TAX REFUND MONEY.

OUR NICK CILETTI IS HERE WITH THIS STORY YOU DIDN'T SEE LAST NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDANS HAVE MONEY WAITING-PLASMA


OUR OVERNIGHT TEAM DID SOME RESEARCH.

AND GET THIS.

THE IRS SAYS 760 MILLION DOLLARS IS OUT THERE IN UNCLAIMED TAX REFUNDS.

THIS MORNING.WE'RE PUSHING FORWARD TO SEE JUST HOW MUCH OF THAT WOULD GO TO FLORIDIANS.

HERE'S THE THING -- TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO GET THAT MONEY. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDANS HAVE MONEY WAITING-VO


LET'S BREAK DOWN THE NUMBERS FOR YOU.

FIRST OFF -- THIS IS FOR PEOPLE WHO DID NOT FILE A 1040 FORM FOR 2010.

THE IRS SAYS THERE ARE JUST UNDER 57-THOUSAND PEOPLE HERE IN FLORIDA WHO HAVE UNCLAIMED REFUNDS.

THE MEDIAN REFUND AMOUNT WOULD BE 620 BUCKS!

WE DID SOME RESEARCH THIS MORNING AND FOUND OUT CURRENT LAW SAYS TAXPAYERS HAVE THREE YEARS TO FILE A RETURN AND GET THE ASSOCIATED REFUND. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDANS HAVE MONEY WAITING-FSS


LET'S BREAK DOWN THE NUMBERS FOR YOU.

FIRST OFF -- THIS IS FOR PEOPLE WHO DID NOT FILE A 1040 FORM FOR 2010.

THE IRS SAYS THERE ARE JUST UNDER 57-THOUSAND PEOPLE HERE IN FLORIDA WHO HAVE UNCLAIMED REFUNDS.

THE MEDIAN REFUND AMOUNT WOULD BE 620 BUCKS!

WE DID SOME RESEARCH THIS MORNING AND FOUND OUT CURRENT LAW SAYS TAXPAYERS HAVE THREE YEARS TO FILE A RETURN AND GET THE ASSOCIATED REFUND. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDANS HAVE MONEY WAITING-PLASMA


ACROSS THE U-S THERE ARE MORE THAN 9 HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE WHO DID NOT FILE THE 1040 FORM IN 2010.

THAT OLD PAPERWORK IS DUE APRIL 15H - THE SAME DAY AS THIS YEAR'S RETURN.

BUT IF YOU DON'T FILE -- THE GOVERNMENT GETS TO KEEP THAT 2010 MONEY.

EXPERTS RECOMMEND YOU GO THROUGH YOUR PERSONAL RECORDS VERY CAREFULLY TO SEE IF YOU NEVER FILED THAT 1040 FORM.

IT COULD END UP LANDING YOU HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS OR MAYBE EVEN MORE.

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


LOCAL POLLING ISSUES-VOWIPE


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING --

LEE COUNTY'S SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS IS ASKING FOR MONEY TO UPGRADE THE VOTING PROCESS.

REMEMBER THE LONG LINES AND WAITS FOR THE NOVEMBER 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?

THAT WAS THE SAME YEAR SUPERVISOR SHARON HARRINGTON GAVE BACK MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS OF EXCESS BUDGET FUNDS.

NOW, SHE'S ASKING FOR THAT MONEY BACK -- TO GO TOWARDS 100 NEW BALLOT SCANNERS, 785 IPADS AND INTERNET ROUTERS. Return to index of stories...


LOCAL POLLING ISSUES-SOTVO


2:58:45-55

Everybody who votes gets history for every election and it takes us

weeks to scan all those pages into a pager register. Soon we'll be

able to do it in a. Matter of minutes."

THE TOTAL COST IS ESTIMATED AT $1.3 MILLION.

POLL WORKERS WILL USE AN APP ON THE IPADS CALLED 'KNOW INK' TO PROVIDE MONITORING OF VOTER TURNOUT.

IF APPROVED BY COMMISSIONERS ON TUESDAY THE UPGRADES WILL BE READY TO GO FOR THE AUGUST PRIMARIES. Return to index of stories...


FL VOTER PURGE-OTS


THIS MORNING WE'RE ALSO LEARNING --

THE STATE OF FLORIDA WILL STOP REMOVING NON-CITIZENS FROM THE VOTER ROLLS.

THE SO-CALLED VOTER PURGE WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL NEXT YEAR.

OFFICIALS DECIDED TO WAIT BECAUSE OF CHANGES WITH THE FEDERAL DATABASE USED TO FIND POSSIBLE INELIGIBLE VOTERS.

OFFICIALS SAY, THE CHANGES WILL MAKE RESULTS MORE RELIABLE. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT MEDAL CEREMONY-OC, SOTVO


HONORING OUR VETERANS --

IT WAS AN EMOTIONAL DAY AS GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT DID JUST THAT IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY THURSDAY.

ONE VETERAN WAS GILBERT BROUGHTON.

HE WAS A PRISONER OF WAR FOR TWO YEARS.

gilbert Broughton, Veteran: "tribute to the guys that didn't make it."

THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE DOUGLAS JACOBSON STATE VETERAN'S NURSING HOME.

MORE THAN 100 VETERANS RECEIVED A MEDAL FOR THEIR SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


AMERICAN FLAG-VOWIPE


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING --

F-G-C-U STUDENTS ARE WORKING TO END OUR AMERICAN FLAGS FROM BEING FROM BEING CREATED IN OTHER COUNTRIES.

THE STUDENT SENATE PASSED A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE ALL AMERICAN FLAG ACT.

THE ACT IS BEING DISCUSSED IN TALLAHASSEE.

TWO FLORIDA LAWMAKERS ARE CALLING FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO PURCHASE FLAGS MADE IN THE U-S.

VETERANS BELIEVE FLAGS MADE IN FOREIGN AREAS IS A SLAP IN THE FACE. Return to index of stories...


AMERICAN FLAG-SOTVO


Jim Toboll/ Vietnam Veteran

5:45:33-5:45:43

"How come flags are not made in the USA? Why not? They should be.

There's no excuse. It's just wrong. Bottom line it's wrong."

STATE LAWMAKERS ALSO CALL FOR LEADERS TO FACE A PENALTY IF THE MEASURE BECOMES LAW.

BUYING AN AMERICAN FLAG OVERSEAS MAY RESULT IN A SECOND DEGREE MISDEMEANOR.

IF PASSED, THE LAW GOES INTO EFFECT IN JULY. Return to index of stories...


TUTU RUNNER CONTROVERSY-VOWIPE


A SAN DIEGO WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS MISLED --AFTER APPEARING IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF A POPULAR WOMEN'S MAGAZINE.

THIS WOMAN WAS INITIALLY EXCITED WHEN SHE GOT THE EMAIL FROM SELF MAGAZINE ASKING FOR PERMISSION TO USE THIS PHOTO.

WOMEN RUNNING IN TUTUS IN THE L. A. MARATHON.

BUT WHEN THE PICTURE APPEARED IN THE APRIL ISSUE, IT'S NOT EXACTLY WHAT SHE'D HOPED FOR. Return to index of stories...


TUTU RUNNER CONTROVERSY-SOTVO


"You know I was just kind of stunned and offended."

BUTT TO --

"I find this really offensive for a couple of reasons."

THE PICTURE APPEARS IN A SECTION OF THE MAGAZINE CALLED THE B-S METER.

THE CAPTION REFERS TO A TUTU EPIDEMIC AND BASICALLY MAKES FUN OF THE GIRLS' OUTFITS.

BUT SHE OWNS THE COMPANY THAT MAKES THE TUTUS.

AND PART OF THE MONEY GOES TO CHARITIES.

AND -- ANOTHER THING THE MAGAZINE DOESN'T MENTION --

IS THIS IS HER FIRST MARATHON RUNNING WITH **BRAIN CANCER!

AND THAT OUTFIT GAVE HER MOTIVATION.

SHE SAYS -- SHE WOULD HAVE NEVER SENT IN THE PICTURE -- IF IT WAS GOING TO BE USED THIS WAY.

SELF MAGAZINE DID RELEASE A STATEMENT -- APOLOGIZING FOR THE WAY IT HANDLED THINGS. Return to index of stories...


FL GATORS NCAA GAME-VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

GATOR FANS MAY BE STRUGGLING A LITTLE THIS MORNING, BUT HAPPY AT THE SAME TIME.

THE GATORS TOOK THE COURT AFTER TEN OCLOCK LAST NIGHT AND KNOCK OUT U-C-LA AND ADAVANCE TO THE ELITE EIGHT!

THE GATORS , THE TOP OVERALL SEED IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT.

THEY WON THEIR 29TH CONSECUTIVE GAME IN FRONT OF A CROWD OF NEARLY 15-THOUSAND PEOPLE.

THE FINAL SCORE -- 79 TO 68.

THE WILL NEXT TRY TO REVERSE ITS RECENT TREND OF COMING UP SHORT ON THE DOORSTEP OF THE FINAL FOUR WHEN THEY FACE DAYTON TOMORROW NIGHT. GATORS PLAY THE EARLY GAME AT 6PM ON TBS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE: FL 7YRS OLD ARRESTED-2 SHOT VO


YOU'RE TIME RIGHT NOW --

STRAIGHT AHEAD --

A 7-YEAR OLD GETS IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW!

AFTER HE PUNCHES -- GET THIS -- HIS TEACHER!

BUT NOW --

HIS MOM IS FURIOUS --

FIND OUT WHY -- AFTER THE BREAK. Return to index of stories...


BREAK FIVE 5:19:15


HIT TIME 5:19:15 AM

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


5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Day PlannerCLOUDY AND BREEZY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS

It is not as cool this morning as our temperatures are in the lower 60s for most of Southwest Florida to get our Friday started. Skies are mostly cloudy and will stay that way through the day. The models are now picking up on the chance for showers that we have been mentioning for today. You can expect scattered showers mainly during the afternoon and evening. Winds will be coming from the east at 10 - 15 mph with gusts of 20 - 25 mph. Afternoon high temperatures will reach the upper 70s to lower 80s.

A cold front is headed through Southwest Florida this weekend. This means we will continue to see a good amount of cloud cover tomorrow along with scattered showers. The on Sunday, drier air follows this front and we will even get to see some sunshine.

Sunny weather will stay with us through the first half of next week with highs in the lower 80s.

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...


TRAFFIC-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, CHAR CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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FL 7YR OLD ARRESTED-VO-WIPE


LISTEN TO THIS!

A 7-YEAR OLD SOUTH FLORIDA BOY Got HANDCUFFED AND HAULED TO JAIL FOR PUNCHING. HIS TEACHER.

DEPUTIES SAY HE HIT HER SEVERAL TIMES WHEN SHE TRIED TO STOP HIM FROM HURTING ANOTHER STUDENT AT A JENSEN BEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

HIS MOTHER IS OUTRAGED.

SHE SAYS HER SON HAS A-D-H-D AND SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO JAIL. Return to index of stories...


FL 7YR OLD ARRESTED-SOTVO


Kenisha Williams/Mother

00-

"A seven year old being arrested that's to the extreme my son didn't kill

anybody."

THE SCHOOL SAYS THE BOY HAS A HISTORY OF BAD BEHAVIOR.

HE WAS SUSPENDED FOR ONE DAY --

AND NOW HAS A DIFFERENT TEACHER. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO HIT & RUN-SS,CG


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES NEED YOUR HELP THIS MORNING --

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR THE DRIVER WHO HIT A BOY --

DROVE HIM HOME --

AND THEN, LEFT.

DEPUTIES SAY THE BOY WAS WALKING IN A CROSSWALK NEAR MARSH AVENUE IN FORT MYERS WHEN HE WAS HIT.

THE BOY ENDED UP GOING TO THE HOSPITAL.

DEPUTIES SAY THE DRIVER IS A MIDDLE-AGED BLACK WOMAN WHO WAS WEARING A WORK SHIRT FROM THE "POLLO TROPICAL" RESTAURANT. Return to index of stories...


PATIENT RAN OFF-VOWIPE


A BIZARRE SCENE ALONG NAPLES BEACH.

A MAN WHO WAS STAYING AT NAPLES COMMUNITY HOSPITAL LEAD POLICE ON A CHASE RIGHT INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO THURSDAY.

N-B-C-2 CAMERAS WERE THERE AS OFFICERS PULLED THE MAN ONTO A BOAT AND BROUGHT HIM BACK TO DRY LAND.

THE PATIENT, WEARING ONLY HIS GOWN, WAS MORE THAN 100 YARDS IN THE GULF BEFORE POLICE PULLED UP ON THEIR BOAT - AND HE WILLINGLY "GAVE UP."

ALL OF THIS - WHILE FAMILIES WERE WATCHING. Return to index of stories...


PATIENT RAN OFF-SOTVO


"All of a sudden, I just saw this guy in a hospital gown, holding a towel around his waist, he had bandages around his arms and a hospital band. I'm a nurse, so immediately I was like there's something wrong with this picture."

POLICE SAY THE PATIENT IS A INVOLUNTARY ADMISSION.

THEY ALSO SAY HE'S A POTENTIAL DANGER TO HIMSELF AND OTHERS.

HE WON'T FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


ONLINE GROCERY SHOPPING-TRXVOWIPE


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

YOUR GROCERY SHOPPING MAY BECOME EASIER --

WALMART IS TESTING ONLINE GROCERY SERVICES IN DEVENER THE SAN JOSE/SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREAS.

THE STORE IS OFFERING FREE IN STORE PICKUPS AND HOME DELIVERIES FOR A SMALL FEE.

THIS WOMAN TRIED IT OUT --

HER GROCERIES ARRIVE IN A REFRIGERATED TRUCK.

SAME PRICES AS IN STORE SHOPPING.

A DELIVERY PERSON TOTES THEM INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


ONLINE GROCERY SHOPPING-SOTVO


"To be able to order my groceries online and have them dropped at the door and not have to drag my kids to the grocery store is amazing."

THE FEE. 5 TO 7 DOLLARS. NO TIPS ALLOWED.

WHILE PLACING AN ORDER, CUSTOMERS CHOOSE A TIME FOR DELIVERY OR PICKUP.

A PERSONAL SHOPPER COLLECTS AND BAGS IT ALL.

WAL MART SAYS THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR THIS PILOT PROGRAM TO STUDY CONSUMERS' EVOLVING HABITS.

A RESEARCH COMPANY PREDICTS ONLINE GROCERY SHOPPING WILL BE AN 18 BILLION DOLLAR MARKET THIS YEAR.

WAL MART SAYS CUSTOMER FEEDBACK WILL HELP DETERMINE SUCCESS OF THE TEST PROGRAM, AND WHETHER THE COMPANY WILL EXPAND ONLINE GROCERY SERVICES TO OTHER CITIES. Return to index of stories...


METROPOLITAN AMERICAN-VO


NEW RIGHT NOW --

MORE AND MORE FOLKS ARE MOVING TO BIG CITIES.

A NEW REPORT FROM THE CENSUS BUREAU SAYS EIGHTY FIVE PERCENT OF AMERICAN RESIDENTS LIVE IN A METROPOLITAN AREA. METRO AREAS ARE CONSIDERED A CORE URBAN AREA OF AT LEAST 50-THOUSAND PEOPLE.

LARGE METRO AREAS - WHICH IS DEFINED AS THOSE WITH A POPULATION OF 1 MILLION OR MORE - GREW MORE THAN TWICE AS FAST AS SMALLER ONES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE 5:30: MULCH FIRE TEASE-2SHOT VO


YOU'RE TIME RIGHT NOW --

NBC2 STAYING ON TOP OF MULCH FIRE IN COLLIER COUNTY --

STRAIGHT AHEAD --

HOW THIS BLAZE COULD AFFECT YOUR MORNING COMMUTE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE 5:30: ROAD RAGE-TRXVOTOPS


A ROAD RAGE -- TURNS INTO A MAJOR SPIN OUT --

AND IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA!

MORE OF THE VIDEO -- STRAIGHT AHEAD! Return to index of stories...


BREAK SIX 5:27:01 AM


HIT TIME 5:27:01 AM

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


HL1) PUNTA GORDA AIRSHOW-TRX-REM LIVE


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HL2) WX HEADLINE-TRX-OMNI


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HL3) DOG CALL 911-TRXSOTVO


Not only did she dial 911 but it was on speaker.

A 9-1-1 CALL THAT HAS EVERYONE TALKING THIS MORNING --

IMAGINE YOUR PUP -- DAILING FOR HELP!

HOW IT HAPPENED -- STRAIGHT AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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PUNTA GORDA AIRSHOW-PLASMA


THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW JUST ONE DAY AWAY! PUNTA GORDA NOW PREPPING FOR MORE THAN 50000 PEOPLE TO SHOW UP.

AND THE AIR PLANES ARE READY TO GO!

NBC 2'S SAM SWEENEY LIVE THERE THIS MORNING TO TELL US WHAT WE CAN EXPECT SAM? Return to index of stories...


PUNTA GORDA AIRSHOW-REM LIVE


KRISTA CLAY GOOD MORNING--- ITS STILL EARLY BUT THIS ENTIRE RAMP HERE BEHIND ME IS LINED WITH AIRCRAFT DATING BACK TO 1918. AND OF COURSE THE THUNDERBIRD F16 FIGHTER JETS ARE HERE.

BEHIND ME--- THIS WAS THE FIRST COMMERICIAL AIRPLANE FOR AMERICAN AIRLINES--- USED DURING THE GOLDEN age OF AVIATION.

THE AIRSHOW STARTS EARLY TOMORROW. ITS GOING TO BE NON STOP ACTION ON THE GROUND OF COURSE IN THE SKY!

if you are trying to decide which day to come, we can tell you THE THUNDERBIRDS WILL PERFORM BOTH DAYS.

you can save some money by GETting YOUR TICKETS BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT ONLINE for 15 BUCKS. OTHERWISE 20 AT THE DOOR. KIDS SIX TO 12 ARE FREE.

PARKING IS FIVE DOLLARS, but traffic will be an issue, so leave early if you want to get to the show ontime.

COMING UP LATER THIS MORNING WE ARE GOING TO TAKE YOU INSIDE THIS DC 3 FROM AMERICAN AIRLINES AND GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO FLY IN THE EARLY DAYS OF COMMERICIAL AVIATION.

REPORTING LIVE IN PUNTA GORDA SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


PUNTA GORDA AIRSHOW-VO


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5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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


Today's Weather Story

CLOUDY AND BREEZY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS

It is not as cool this morning as our temperatures are in the lower 60s for most of Southwest Florida to get our Friday started. Skies are mostly cloudy and will stay that way through the day. The models are now picking up on the chance for showers that we have been mentioning for today. You can expect scattered showers mainly during the afternoon and evening. Winds will be coming from the east at 10 - 15 mph with gusts of 20 - 25 mph. Afternoon high temperatures will reach the upper 70s to lower 80s.

A cold front is headed through Southwest Florida this weekend. This means we will continue to see a good amount of cloud cover tomorrow along with scattered showers. The on Sunday, drier air follows this front and we will even get to see some sunshine.

Sunny weather will stay with us through the first half of next week with highs in the lower 80s.

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...


TRAFFIC-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, LEE CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


breaking news-TRX


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW --

THE DESOTO SHERIFF'S OFFICE TELLS US THERE'S A DEATH INVESTIGATION GOING IN ARCADIA.

Deputies wouldn't give us MORE DETAILS -- but, right NOW OUR TEAM in the newsroom is making calls WORKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION.

AS SOON AS WE DO, WE'LL PASS IT ALONG. Return to index of stories...


MULCH FIRE IMMOKALEE ROAD-EANIBOX


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING--PEOPLE IN COLLIER COUNTY ARE WAKING UP TO THE SMELL OF SMOKE.

A MASSIVE MULCH FIRE AT JONES MINING IS STILL SMOLDERING THIS MORNING

CAUSING HEALTH CONCERNS FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTY.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS HAS BEEN MONITORING THE SCENE ALL MORNING LONG

CHRISTY HOW LONG IS THIS GOING TO LAST FOR? Return to index of stories...


MULCH FIRE IMMOKALEE ROAD-REM LIVE


---TAKE LIVE---

RIGHT NOW FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THIS FIRE COULD BE SMOLDERING ANYWHERE FROM UP TO A FEW DAYS TO EVEN WEEKS!

----TAKE MAST CAM----

HERE IS THE VIEW FROM ABOVE FROM OUR MAST CAM THIS MORNING.

THE SMOKE IS ABOUT HALF THE SIZE OF WHAT IT WAS WHEN THIS ALL STARTING EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING.

BUT IF YOU LIVE ANYWHERE AROUND HERE YOU ARE CERTAINLY ABLE TO SMELL THE SMOKE--AND THAT IS WHAT HEALTH OFFICIALS WANT TO WARN YOU ABOUT! Return to index of stories...


MULCH FIRE IMMOKALEE ROAD-VO


---TAKE VO---

IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE AROUND THIS SMOKE YOU COULD START DEVELOPING SYMPTOMS LIKE A SORE THROAT OR RUNNY NOSE AND ITCHY EYES. THAT'S ESPECIALLY LIKELY FOR PEOPLE WHO ALREADY HAVE A PRE EXISTING CONDITION LIKE ASTHMA OR A HEART OR LUNG CONDITION.

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE GOING TO LET THIS FIRE BURN OUT--

THE ONLY THING THAT WILL STOP IT IS WATER.

THE GOOD NEWS IS OUR NBC2 FORECAST IS CALLING FOR RAIN, BUT IT STILL MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO PUT THE SMOKE OUT.

IN THE MEANTIME-- MAKE SURE YOU ARE LIMITING YOUR TIME OUTSIDE AROUND THIS SMOKE.

KEEP YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS SHUT. AND ALSO KEEP YOUR PETS INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


MULCH FIRE IMMOKALEE ROAD-REM LIVE


---TAKE LIVE---

THE MINING COMPANY IS ON FEDERAL PROPERTY SO WE ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THAT.

BUT THIS MORNING WE ARE DIGGING DEEPER AND ASKING QUESTIONS LIKE WHERE THIS MULCH WAS GOING AND HOW THIS WILL AFFECT BUSINESS.

NBC2 WILL BE TALKING WITH OFFICIALS THIS MORNING TO GET THOSE ANSWERS.

LIVE IN CC CA NBC2. Return to index of stories...


6M ENROLLED IN OBAMACARE-VO


THIS MORNING WE'RE LEARNING --

MORE THAN SIX MILLION PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP FOR INSURANCE UNDER OBAMACARE.

THAT PUTS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AHEAD OF ITS REVISED PROJECTIONS.

WITH A FEW DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE MARCH 31ST DEADLINE.

THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE MOST RECENTLY ESTIMATED SIX MILLION AMERICANS WOULD ENROLL IN OBAMACARE IN 2014, DOWN FROM ITS INITIAL SEVEN MILLION PROJECTION. Return to index of stories...


UN UKRAINE VOTE-TRXVO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING --

THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVED A RESOLUTION TO DENY CRIMEANS FROM SECEDING UKRAINE FOR RUSSIA.

IN A VOTE OF 100 TO 11, THE U-N APPROVED A RESOLUTION TO CALL RUSSIA'S ANNEXATION ILLEGAL IN ITS TAKEOVER OF THE CRIMEAN PENINSULA.

THE "YES" VOTE IS CONSIDERED HIGHER THAN PREDICTED.

THE VOTE IN UKRAINE'S FAVOR DOES NOT STAND ON LEGAL GROUND BUT DOES REFLECT PUBLIC OPINION AROUND THE WORLD. Return to index of stories...


CLINTON DOCUMENTS-OTS, VO


LOOKING AHEAD TO LATER TODAY --

ANOTHER TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED PAGES OF DOCUMENTS FROM THE CLINTON WHITE HOUSE YEARS ARE BEING RELEASED.

THIS WILL BE THE THIRD SET OF DOCUMENTS RELEASED BY THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES THROUGH THE CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY.

PREVIOUS RELEASES DOCUMENTED THE FAILED ATTEMPT TO OVERHAUL HEALTH CARE THAT WAS GUIDED BY HILLARY CLINTON.

NEW DOCUMENTS ARE EXPECTED TO PROVIDE MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE FIRST LADY'S ROLE IN THE ADMINISTRATION. Return to index of stories...


4TH PERSON DIES AT SXSW-trxVO


THIS MORNING, WE'RE LEARNING --

A FOURTH PERSON HAS DIED FROM THIS MONTH'S DEADLY INCIDENT IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

POLICE SAY A DRUNK DRIVER PLOWED INTO A CROWD OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE A SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST CONCERT.

THE LATEST VICTIM -- AN 18-YEAR-OLD.

THE TEEN HAD BEEN TREATED AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL, LISTED IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

DOZENS OF OTHERS WERE ALSO HURT.

THE DRIVER, 21-YEAR-OLD RASHAD OWENS HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH CAPITAL MURDER. Return to index of stories...


PEPPER SPRAY FOLLOW-VOWIPE


AN NBC2 UPDATE THIS MORNING --

A STUDENT WILL NOT FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR TAKING PEPPER SPRAY TO SIX MILE CHARTER ACADEMY.

THE SCHOOL WAS EVACUATED TUESDAY.

DEPUTIES REPORT THREE CHILDREN ENDED UP IN THE HOSPITAL- AND SEVEN MORE WERE TREATED ON SCENE.

THE SCHOOL ISN'T SAYING MUCH ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATED THE STUDENT TO USE THE PEPPER SPRAY.

SOME CLASSMATES TOLD US THE STUDENT DID IT BECAUSE OF BULLYING. Return to index of stories...


PEPPER SPRAY FOLLOW-SOTVO


Maureen Perhint, Parent

0339 "They don't want the fighting. They don't want the bullying. How does somebody defend themselves especially if it's a small vs. a big kid?"

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS SIX MILE CHARTER ACADEMY CHOSE NOT TO PRESS CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


ROAD RAGE-VO


ANOTHER WILD STORY OF OUT FLORIDA -- AND IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

CHECK THIS OUT.

THIS IS VIDEO OF A ROAD RAGE INCIDENT OUT OF TAMPA.

YOU CAN SEE THE DRIVER OF PICKUP TAIL-GATING ANOTHER DRIVER ON U-S 41 MONDAY.

IT WENT ON FOR ABOUT THREE MINUTES - THEN THE TRUCK DRIVER SUDDENLY PASSES ON THE RIGHT, AND FLIPS THE BIRD.

HE THEN TAKES OFF - BUT LOSES CONTROL ON THE WET ROAD, SPINNING OUT AND CRASHING ON THE OTHER SIDE.

THE PERSON WHO POSTED THIS VIDEO ON YOUTUBE SAYS THE DRIVER OF THE PICKUP TRIED FLEEING THE SCENE, BUT WAS BUSTED BECAUSE OF THIS VIDEO.

THE TAIL-GATING TRUCK DRIVER IS NOW FACING SEVERAL CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


DOG CALLS 911-VOWIPE


DISPATCHERS HEAR A LOT OF STRANGE THINGS, BUT IN THIS CASE -- IT WAS PANTING ON THE OTHER END OF THE LINE.

THEY ALSO HEARD SCRATCHES ON THE PHONE.

MEET SOPHIE --

A JAPANESE CHIN USED HER PAWS ON HER OWNER'S CELL PHONE TO REACH EMERGENCY OPERATORS HERE.

AND APPARENTLY PAWED AND SCRATCHED AT THE PHONE UNTIL SOMEONE ANSWERED ON THE OTHER END. Return to index of stories...


DOG CALLS 911-SOTVO


OC.I just got my phone away from my dog.

NOT ONLY DID SHE FIND SOMEONE TO ANSWER, SHE LET THE WHOLE HOUSE KNOW.

SHE'S CAUSED SOME TROUBLE --

BUT HER FAMILY IS HAPPY TO SHARE THE HUMOR SHE INADVERTANTLY DIALED. Return to index of stories...


QHOUR PUSH TEASE: LEE CO STUDENT ASSIGNMENT-2 SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW --

PARENTS, LISTEN UP!

IF YOU'RE KID IS IN THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT -- A BIG DEADLINE IS TODAY --

STRAIGHT AHEAD --

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT.

AND HOW APPLYING ONLINE -- MAY HELP THE PROCESS GO FASTER. Return to index of stories...


BREAK SEVEN 5:39:23 AM


HIT TIME 5:39:23 AM

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


5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


CLOUDY AND BREEZY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS

It is not as cool this morning as our temperatures are in the lower 60s for most of Southwest Florida to get our Friday started. Skies are mostly cloudy and will stay that way through the day. The models are now picking up on the chance for showers that we have been mentioning for today. You can expect scattered showers mainly during the afternoon and evening. Winds will be coming from the east at 10 - 15 mph with gusts of 20 - 25 mph. Afternoon high temperatures will reach the upper 70s to lower 80s.

A cold front is headed through Southwest Florida this weekend. This means we will continue to see a good amount of cloud cover tomorrow along with scattered showers. The on Sunday, drier air follows this front and we will even get to see some sunshine.

Sunny weather will stay with us through the first half of next week with highs in the lower 80s.

Weather Trends

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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


TRAFFIC ALERT


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, CONSTRUCTION PROJECT?

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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AUTISM JUMP-CLIP, VO


A STARTLING NEW MEDICAL REPORT ABOUT A CONDITION AFFECTING BOYS AND GIRLS

ACROSS AMERICA.

NEW NUMBERS FROM THE C-D-C SHOW ONE IN 68 CHILDREN HAS AUTISM.

THAT'S UP FROM ONE IN 88 CHILDREN TWO YEARS EARLIER.

A 29-PERCENT INCREASE FROM TWO YEARS AGO.

THE REPORT OFFERS NO EXPLANATION AS THE REASON FOR THE INCREASE.

BOYS STILL ALMOST FIVE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE DIAGNOSED THAN GIRLS

MOST CHILDREN ARE BEING DIAGNOSED AFTER AGE 4.

BUT THERE ARE NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO CATCH IT -SOONER. Return to index of stories...


ALLI WEIGHTLOSS RECALL-trxVO


REMEMBER THE POPULAR WEIGHT LOSS DRUG ALLI---

NOW IT'S GETTING RECALLED.

STRANGE OBJECTS ARE POPPING UP IN A POPULAR WEIGHT LOSS PRODUCT.

THE DRUG ALLI IS SUPPOSED TO COME AS A TURQUOISE BLUE CAPSULE WITH A DARK BLUE BAND.

CUSTOMERS SAY THEY'RE FINDING TABLETS AND CAPSULES IN A NUMBER OF SHAPES AND COLORS.

SOME BOTTLES EVEN HAVE TAMPER-SEALS THAT WEREN'T MADE BY THE COMPANY.

NO WORD IF ANYONE'S BEEN SICKENED BY THE IMPOSTER PILLS. Return to index of stories...


SUPERMARKET RANKINGS-OTS


YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD SUPERMARKET IS GETTING HIGH MARKS.

CONSUMER REPORTS RELEASED ITS GROCERY STORE RANKINGS BASED ON CUSTOMER OPINIONS.

WEGMAN'S IS TOPS.

PUBLIX CAME IN THIRD FOLLOWED BY COSTCO.

WALMART CAME IN LAST. Return to index of stories...


CAPE FM FASTEST GROWING-trxVOTOPS


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS BEING PUT ON THE MAP.

THE CAPE CORAL-FORT MYERS AREA IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING AREAS IN THE COUNTRY.

THE CENSUS BUREAU SAYS IT GREW BY 2-POINT-5 PERCENT BETWEEN 2012 AND 2013 --

ABOUT 640-THOUSAND PEOPLE LIVE HERE MAKING IT THE 10TH FASTEST GROWING AREA IN THE U-S.

THE VILLAGES -- IN CENTRAL FLORIDA -- TOPPED THE LIST. Return to index of stories...


FBI FLOODMAP INVESTIGATION-VOWIPE


FEMA IS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE F-B-I.

THEY ARE LOOKING INTO WHETHER FEMA HELPED HUNDREDS OF WATERFRONT PROPERTY OWNERS TO REDUCE FLOOD INSURANCE COSTS.

A NEW REPORT FOUND 500 CASES WHERE FEMA REMAPPED HIGH RISK PROPERTIES.

SEVERAL PROPERTIES ARE HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

SOME HAVE A HISTORY OF FLOODING, BUT OWNERS ARE GETTING A BREAK.

FBI AGENTS WANT TO KNOW IF MONEY WAS EXCHANGED TO MAP THEM OUT OF FLOOD ZONES. Return to index of stories...


FBI FLOODMAP INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


"It seems to raise a question as to whether or not the data that was

provided by the property owner through the engineer was accurate or

whether it was reviewed properly or whether there was something wrong

with that process I think those are appropriate question to ask and

it sounds like the appropriate review is going on."

Chris Heidrick, Heidrick & Co

FEMA WORKERS ARE RE-DRAWING MAPS.

THEY TRY TO DO THAT EVERY 5 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


DOG FIRE FOLLOW-VOWIPE


THE MAN ACCUSED OF LIGHTING HIS OWN DOG ON FIRE SAYS - HE'D LIKE TO HAVE HER BACK.

AMIMAL LOVERS RESCUED "HOPE" FROM THIS ARCADIA HOME LAST THURSDAY.

ONE NEIGHBOR TELLS US HER CHILDREN SAW THE DOG'S OWNER POUR GASOLINE ON THE DOG AND LIGHT HER ON FIRE.

BUT FRIENDS OF THAT MAN SAY HE HAS ALZHEIMER'S AND WOULD NEVER DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS. Return to index of stories...


DOG FIRE FOLLOW-SOTVO


01:11:44 for him to be the type of person he is. I don't feel like he should be getting blamed for this and I truly don't feel like he did that. 1:11:51

THE ARCADIA POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE INVESTIGATION IS STILL OPEN.

DETECTIVES ARE WORKING WITH STATE AGENCIES TO DETERMINE WHAT CHARGES APPLY TO THIS CASE.

MEANWHILE "HOPE" IS GETTING NEW GROUNDBREAKING LASER TREATMENT IN TAMPA AND IS DOING MUCH BETTER. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-2 SHOT, BUB TOSS


TODAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR PARENTS TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FOR LEE COUNTY STUDENT ASSIGNMENT.

THE DISTRICT IS EXPECTING AT LEAST A THOUSAND PEOPLE TO SHOW UP TODAY AT THEIR OFFICES TO SUBMIT THEIR CHILD'S APPLICATION.

BUT BEFORE YOU GO THERE ARE SOME THING YOU NEED TO KNOW.

NBC2'S NICK CILETTI IS BREAKING DOWN THE CHECKLIST FOR US THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-BUBBA


PARENTS WHOSE KIDS ARE LISTED IN THE DISTRICT SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED A PREPRINTED APPLICATION.

IF YOU DIDN'T. YOU CAN GET ONE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE ON COLONIAL AND METRO.

PARENTS OF CURRENT STUDENTS CAN ALSO APPLY ONLINE.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS,

YOU ARE ASKED TO RANK YOUR CHOICE OF SCHOOLS.FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD.

BUT DISTRICT OFFICIALS SAY DO YOUR HOMEWORK! Return to index of stories...


LEE CO SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-SOTVO


BUT BEFORE THEY DO THAT, WE STREE THEY DO SOME RESEARCH, VISIT THE SCHOOLS, CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE, GET TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON IN THOSE SCHOOLS, AND WHICH IS THE BEST FIT FOR THEIR CHILD.`

THE DISTRICT SAYS A SCHOOL GRADE IS NOT THE ONLY INDICATOR of A GREAT SCHOOL.

IF YOUR CHILD HAS SPECIAL NEEDS OR WANTS TO BE INVOLVED IN something LIKE ROTC, YOU NEED TO LOOK INTO WHICH SCHOOL OFFERS THOSE PROGRAMS. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-SS


SO WHAT DO YOU NEED TO HAVE TODAY.

IF YOUR CHILD IS NEW TO THE DISTRICT,

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE.

- PHOTO ID

-BIRTH CERTIFICATE

-PROOF OF RESIDENCY

EVERYONE ELSE JUST NEEDS TO BRING THE PRE-PRINTED APPLICATION THAT WAS MAILED TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-BUBBA


THE LOTTERY PROCESS BEGINS NEXT WEEK AND RUNS UNTIL APRIL 10TH.

PARENTS WHO APPLY ONLINE WILL BE NOTIFIED WHICH SCHOOL THEIR CHILD IS ASSIGNED TO ON APRIL 14TH.

IF YOU APPLY IN PERSON, YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED THE FOLLOWING WEEK ON APRIL 21ST.

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ASKING THE QUESTION.

IS THERE ANYWAY TO BEAT THE SYSTEM OR EVEN SWAY IT?

COMING UP AT 6:30 I'LL HAVE THE ANSWER. Return to index of stories...


MAN SWALLOWS FORK-SS


WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO PROVE TO A FRIEND SOMETHING WOULDN'T HURT?

A 25-YEAR-OLD MAN IN ROMANIA DECIDED TO SWALLOW A FORK.

TAKE A LOOK AT HIS X-RAY.

HE MADE IT TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM WITH INTENSE STOMACH PAIN.

DOCTORS TOLD HIM HE WILL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE IF THE UTENSIL PASSES THROUGH HIS BODY NATURALLY.

BUT SAID HE MIGHT NEED SURGERY IF THE UTENSIL GETS STUCK.

DOCTORS SAY HIS STUPID STUNT WOULDN'T DAMAGE ANY OF HIS VITAL ORGANS OR CUT HIS AIRWAY. Return to index of stories...


TURTLE NAME-VOTOPS


THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NEEDS YOUR HELP.

THEY WANT YOU TO COME UP WITH THE NAME OF THIS FEMALE LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE.

SHE HATCHED LAST SUMMER AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY.

SHE WAS A PART OF A STUDY ON NEST TEMPERATURE AND TURTLE GENDERS.

SHE WILL EVENTUALLY BE RELEASED INTO THE WILD.

TO SUBMIT A NAME IDEA, YOU CAN WEIGH IN ON THE CONSERVANCY'S FACEBOOK PAGE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE: OK MAN DIGS FOR WEDDING RING-2 SHOT VO


IT'S 5:____

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO FIND YOUR WEDDING RING?

WELL ONE MAN GOES DIGGING THROUGH A TRASH DUMP!

TALK ABOUT LOVE!

STRAIGHT AHEAD --

HOW THIS OKLAHOMA COUPLE MANAGED TO GET THE RING BACK! Return to index of stories...


TEASE: COFFEE SMOKING-VOTOPS


AND IF YOU'RE WAKING UP WITH US THIS MORNING --

YOU KNOW HOW IMPORTANT COFFEE IS!

BUT STRAIGHT AHEAD --

FIND OUT THE NEW TREND TEENS ARE USING -- TO GET UP AND GOING IN THE MORNINGS! Return to index of stories...


WAVV 101.1 TEASE-SSTOPS


IF YOU NEED TO WALK OUT THE DOOR - WE CAN STILL MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE KNOW TODAY -

TUNE US IN ON WAVV 101.1 - WE ARE LIVE FROM 6-7! Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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BREAK EIGHT 5:49:40 AM


HIT TIME 5:49:40 AM

LENGTH 2:20 Return to index of stories...


5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


CLOUDY AND BREEZY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS

It is not as cool this morning as our temperatures are in the lower 60s for most of Southwest Florida to get our Friday started. Skies are mostly cloudy and will stay that way through the day. The models are now picking up on the chance for showers that we have been mentioning for today. You can expect scattered showers mainly during the afternoon and evening. Winds will be coming from the east at 10 - 15 mph with gusts of 20 - 25 mph. Afternoon high temperatures will reach the upper 70s to lower 80s.

A cold front is headed through Southwest Florida this weekend. This means we will continue to see a good amount of cloud cover tomorrow along with scattered showers. The on Sunday, drier air follows this front and we will even get to see some sunshine.

Sunny weather will stay with us through the first half of next week with highs in the lower 80s.

Full Forecast

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI


CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

ALL CLEAR, COLLIER CO ENFORCEMENT

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-CLIPTOPS


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1) MULCH FIRE-VOTOPS


WE ARE LIVE IN COLLIER COUNTY WHERE SMOLDERING SMOKE IS AFFECTING THE AIR YOU BREATHE --- AND THIS COULD CONTINUE FOR DAYS!

WE HAVE ADVICE FOR WHAT TO DO IF THE SMOKE IS BOTHERING YOU. Return to index of stories...


2) SCHOOL CHOICE-VOTOPS


PLUS, A VERY CRUCIAL DAY FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS IN LEE COUNTY.

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FOR SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT.

ONE QUESTION MANY PARENTS HAVE, IS THERE ANY WAY TO BEAT THE SYSTEM? IN A LVIE REPORT.

PLUS THIS. Return to index of stories...


3) AIR SHOW-SOTTOPS


sam teases airshow in punta gorda, big draw this weekend! Return to index of stories...


SOCHI DOGS ARRIVE IN DC-VOTOPS


THESE LITTLE GUYS FINALLY MADE IT TO THE U-S.

THE STRAY DOGS THAT CAPTURED ATTENTION DURING THE WINTER OLYMPICS IN SOCHI.

TEN STRAYS ARRIVED AT THE WASHINGTON ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE AFTER FLYING IN FROM RUSSIA THURSDAY.

THEY'LL SOON BE PUT UP FOR ADOPTION. WITH MORE THAN 200 ADOPTION REQUESTS RECEIVED.

ANOTHER 90 STRAYS ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE SOON. Return to index of stories...


OK MAN DIGS FOR WEDDING RING-VOWIPE


A MAN went TO GREAT LENGTHS TO GET HIS WEDDING RING BACK.

HE TOOK IT OFF AND IT FELL IN THE GARBAGE.

THE MAN FOLLOWED IT TO THE LAND FILL.

BUT HIS RING -- ALREADy ON A TRUCK ABOUT TO MAKE A LIFE-LONG COMMITMENT WITH WASTE.

LOOK AT THIS PLACE --

TRASH EVERYWHERE!

BUT LUCKILY --

THE COUPLE WAS IN GOOD HANDS --

WASTE MANAGEMENT MADE A SPECIAL CALL TO HELP FIND THE RING.

THE COUPLE FINALLY FOUND IT IN A TRASH BAG! Return to index of stories...


OK MAN DIGS FOR WEDDING RING-SOTVO


"Of all the places, I take my wife to the trash dump!"

"I start cracking jokes and laughing hysterically."

ALL THEY COULD DO WAS LAUGH AND DIG.

THEY FINALLY FOUND IT IN A SACK.

HE SAYS THIS ADVENTURE MAKES THE WEDDING RING THAT MUCH SWEETER. Return to index of stories...


COFFEE SMOKING-VOWIPE


TEENS LOOKING FOR A QUICK AND CHEAP HIGH ARE TURNING TO COFFEE.

BUT THEIR NOT DRINKING IT- THEY'RE SMOKING IT.

APPARENTLY, THE INTERNET IS BECOMING LITTERED WITH SITES SHOWING KIDS HOW TO SMOKE COFFEE BEANS AND BITTER GROUNDS.

THE SIDE EFFECTS CAN BE DANGEROUS-

BREATHING TROUBLE, DIZZINESS, VOMITING, EVEN HALLUCINATIONS ARE ALL SIDE-AFFECTS. Return to index of stories...


COFFEE SMOKING-SOTVO


I would urge all young people throw your papers away, unless you need them for other purposes, and just chew the bean.

THE SIDE EFFECTS CAN BE DANGEROUS-

BREATHING TROUBLE, DIZZINESS, VOMITING, EVEN HALLUCINATIONS ARE ALL SIDE-AFFECTS. Return to index of stories...


END OF SHOW-OMNI TOPS


A LIVE LOOK RIGHT NOW AT-- , SHOWING --

NBC2 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST HALEY WEBB WILL BE LIVE WITH AN UPDATE TO YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE TWOS AT 6-02. Return to index of stories...


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HIT TIME 5:57:50 AM Return to index of stories...