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DIRECTORS PAGE MARCO ISLAND SEAFOOD-CG-WIPE
HL1) fort myers home invasion-trxOANIBOX CAPE SPRING CARNIVAL-CGTOPS-WIPE
HL2) nfm man facing child porn charges-trxSSTOPS NAPLES FLOWER SHOW-CGTOPS-OC-BNR
HL3) weather-trxSTC TEASE ONE-ONCAM
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP TZ1 A) IRS SCAMS-VO
TOSS TO DAVE-EANIBOX-MAPFLY TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
FORT MYERS HOME INVASION-LIVEU-1 6PM PROMO-SOTTOPS
FORT MYERS HOME INVASION-BNR-PKG STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
FORT MYERS HOME INVASION-LIVEU-1 ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO CHRISTINA-trxOC-SS-EAniBx FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
NFM MAN FACING CHILD PORN CHARGES-REM7-LIVE TOSS TO MATT-2SHOT
NFM MAN FACING CHILD PORN CHARGES-BNR-PKG IRS SCAMS-BNR-PKG
NFM MAN FACING CHILD PORN CHARGES-REM7-LIVE DECALS STOLEN-VO-WIPE
STAYING ALIVE ON I75-VO-WIPE DECALS STOLEN-SOTVO
STAYING ALIVE ON I75-SOTVO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
NO BONUSES TIED TO TICKETS-ONCAM SPRING TRAINING-ON CAM
TOSS TO LUCAS-PLASMA RED SOX TWINS BASEBALL-VOTOPS
FL INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW-REM2-LIVE SIZEMORE WINS JOB-ON CAM
FL INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW-PKG SIZEMORE WINS JOB-SOT-WIPE
FL INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW-REM2-LIVE RAYS TIGERS-VOTOPS
COLLIER MULCH FIRE-VO FGCU BASEBALL-ON CAM
FMB DEADLY CRASH FOLO-VO FLORIDA BASKETBALL-VOTOPS-WIPE
DESOTO DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO-WIPE FLORIDA BASKETBALL-SOT-WIPE
DESOTO DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO NCAA GAMES-(2)CGTOPS
MANATEE RESCUED-VO SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-ON CAM
FLORIDA UNEMPLOYMENT-CG AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
GAS PRICES-CG-OC-BNR 11 PM TEASE-NWSRM-VO
SWEETBAYS TO WINN DIXIES-VO CLOSE-3SHOT


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HL1) fort myers home invasion-trxOANIBOX


A MASKED MAN BURSTS INTO AN AN ELDERLY WOMAN'S HOME --POLICE LAUNCH A MASSIVE SEARCH, BUT N-B-C TWO UNCOVERS EVEN IF THEY CATCH HIM, AND HE CONFESSES.

HE MAY NEVER GO TO JAIL. Return to index of stories...


HL2) nfm man facing child porn charges-trxSSTOPS


A MAN IN NORTH FORT MYERS LIVING IN A HOUSE FULL OF CHILDREN IS ARRESTED FOR DOWNLOADING KIDDIE PORN. Return to index of stories...


HL3) weather-trxSTC


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NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO DAVE-EANIBOX-MAPFLY


A MASKED MAN FORCED HIMSELF INTO A LEE COUNTY HOME AND ROBBED THE ELDERLY WOMAN INSIDE.

IT HAPPENED ALONG SEMINOLE AVE. IN THE TICE NEIGHBORHOOD OF FORT MYERS.

NBC-2's DAVE ELIAS EXPLAINS WHY THE ROBBER MAY NEVER EVEN BE CHARGED. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS HOME INVASION-LIVEU-1


PETER, THE VICTIM, AN ELDERLY WOMAN IN HER 80s IS SCARED TO DEATH AFTER A MAN FORCED HIS WAY INTO HER HOME JUST BEFORE 10 THIS MORNING.

WHILE HE'S STILL ON THE RUN HE MAY NOT FACE CHARGES.

THE VICTIM SAYS SHE DOESN'T WANT TO PURSUE THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS HOME INVASION-BNR-PKG


Rhonda James/neighbor / 12:46:27 then I heard her hollaring. That's when I jumped up and looked out the window but I didn't see no one. 12:05:50

RHONDA JAMES DESCRIBING THE CURDLING SCREAMS HER ELERLY NEIGHBOR MADE AFTER A MASKED MAN BURST INTO HER HOME.

james/ 13:03 When I went and checked on her she was telling me that someone snatched her in her house and pulled her to the bedroom. 13:0:15

THE SUSPECT CLEARLY IGNORING SECURITY SIGNS STOLE HER PURSE AND SHE WAS UNABLE TO GET A GOOD LOOK AT HIM.

13:27 He had a mask on his face. She couldn't give no description or nothing because of the mask. All she said was a black boy with a mask. 13:36

JAMES CALLED 9-11 AND POLICE QUICKLY ARRIVED.

lt. Jay Rodriguez / 20:23 We did a k-9 track. We sent a helicopter into the air. 20:25

WHILE THE SUSPECT GOT AWAY AND THE VICTIM WASN'T INJURED.

19:46 She didn't resist and she didn't fight.

SHE ALSO TELLS POLICE SHE DOESN'T WANT TO PRESS CHARGES.

THAT MEANS HE COULD WALK IN AND CONFESS AND POLICE COULDN'T CHARGE HIM.

21:32 In this type of crime we need to have the cooperating of the victim. After all the person is the victim of the crime not the poilce department. 21:38

A CRIME THAT LEAVES A NEIGHBORHOOD ON EDGE TONGHT.

dULCE Aparicio/neighbor 19:06 Yes because this is a quiet neighborhood So I feel bad. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS HOME INVASION-LIVEU-1


EVEN THOUGH THE WOMAN DOESN'T WANT TO PRESS CHARGES POLICE ARE CONTINUING THEIR SEARCH.

POLICE ALSO TELLING ME TONIGHT THEY DON'T BELIEVE THE WOMAN KNEW HER ATTACKER.

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TOSS TO CHRISTINA-trxOC-SS-EAniBx


A NORTH FORT MYERS MAN FACES CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES.

STATE AGENTS SAY 29 YEAR OLD JESUS SALAS WAS DOWNLOADING AND SHARING CHILD PORN INSIDE HIS HOME ON TWINBROOKS DRIVE.

NBC2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY IS LIVE --

WITH MORE ON WHAT INVESTIGATORS FOUND INSIDE THE HOME. Return to index of stories...


NFM MAN FACING CHILD PORN CHARGES-REM7-LIVE


INVESTIGATORS TELL US IMAGES IN CASES LIKE THIS ONE ARE VERY DISTURBING.

BUT EVEN WORSE--

NEIGHBORS TELL NBC2--

THE MAN HAD KIDS LIVING IN THE HOME.

AT THIS POINT --THEY SAY THE MAN WAS ONLY DOWNLOADING AND SHARING--

THEY ARE STILL INVESTIGATING TO SEE IF HE WAS PRODUCING CHILD PORN. Return to index of stories...


NFM MAN FACING CHILD PORN CHARGES-BNR-PKG


BEHIND THESE DOORS--

Lisa Driggers

Neighbor

3:22 not what you were expecting here 3:25

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY UNCOVERED A DARK SECERT.

Andrew Rose

Special Agent FDLE

49:02 it runs the age --kids of all ages 49:10

48:49 so he was downloading pictures from the internet and making them available to share with other people 48:55

JESUS SALAS --ARRESTED ON 10 COUNTS OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES.

00:11 get out no you get out

PEOPLE LIVING INSIDE THE SAME UNIT--

DIDN'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS DISTURBING IMAGES.

9:08 im going to break the F*$&* camera 9:12

NEIGHBORS SAY SALAS ARREST CAUSED A STIR.

Lisa Driggers

Neighbor

2:47 we saw FdLE big truck and i mean more cop cars that I've ever seen in my life2:55

3:04 the neighbor there saw them pulling things out of the back shed behind the place 3:10

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY TOOK EVIDENCE FROM ALL OVER THE PROPERTY AND FROM THE HOME.

NEIGHBORS WERE UNAWARE--

WHAT INVESTIGATORS HAD ACTUALLY FOUND.

Lisa Driggers

Neighbor

3:33 oh no, oh my god 3:38 but phhhss i dont know thats scary real scary considering there are kids that live up and down the road 4:28 Return to index of stories...


NFM MAN FACING CHILD PORN CHARGES-REM7-LIVE


AGAIN SALAS ARRESTED ON 10 COUNTS OF CHILD PORN.

MORE CHARGES MAY BE COMING--

FDLE SAYS THAT IS IF THEY FIND OUT HE WAS PRODUCING CHILD PORN TOO.

LIVE IN NORTH FORT MYERS CHRISTINA LUSBY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


STAYING ALIVE ON I75-VO-WIPE


THIS WEEKEND TROOPERS ARE CRACKING DOWN ON INTERSTATE 75.

AND NOT JUST IN FLORIDA - ACROSS ALL 17-HUNDRED MILES OF THE HIGHWAY.

OUR CAMERAS RODE ALONG TO GET AN INSIDE LOOK AT OPERATION STAY ALIVE ON 75.

TROOPERS IN SIX STATES ARE PARTICIPATING.

THE IDEA IS TO STOP AGGRESSIVE DRIVERS- EDUCATE DRIVERS - AND CUT DOWN ON THE NUMBER OF DEADLY CRASHES. Return to index of stories...


STAYING ALIVE ON I75-SOTVO


Callie Nelson, Driver

00:32:51 you just get going on the highway and if you dont use your

cruise control, you don't realize how fast you're going sometimes 00:32:57

THIS INITIATIVE WILL LAST ALL WEEKEND.

LAST YEAR- 7 PEOPLE DIED IN CAR CRASHES ON I-75 IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


NO BONUSES TIED TO TICKETS-ONCAM


GOVERNOR SCOTT SAYS IT WAS NEVER HIS IDEA TO GIVE STATE TROOPERS BONUSES BASED ON HOW MANY TICKETS THEY GIVE OUT.

A TALLAHASSEE REPORTED THIS WEEK THAT SCOTT WANTED TO TIE THE PAY OF STATE EMPLOYEES TO THEIR PERFORMANCE, AND THAT INCLUDED TROOPERS.

TODAY GOVERNOR SCOTT SAID THAT IDEA IS QUOTE: ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS AND WRONG. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LUCAS-PLASMA


THE 34TH ANNUAL FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW IN PUNTA GORDA IS ABOUT TO GET UNDERWAY.

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE EXPECTED TO FLOCK TO CHARLOTTE COUNTY FOR ALL THIS EXCITMENT.

- THIS YEAR, THE SHOW PAYING A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO OUR VETERANS.

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


FL INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW-REM2-LIVE


THE U.S. AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS HAVEN'T FLOWN THEIR F-16S AT THIS SHOW IN FIVE YEARS - LAST YEAR, THEIR ATTENDANCE WAS CALLED OFF DUE TO BUDGET CUTS.

TONIGHT, ORGANIZERS WANT TO PAY A SPECIAL SALUTE TO THEM AND *ALL* VETERANS AS PILOTS PERFORM STUNTS THIS WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


FL INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW-PKG


ALMOST AS FAST AS THE SPEED OF SOUND.

NAT F-16

MEMBERS OF OUR AIR FORCE FLYING IN FORMATION - SOMETIMES JUST EIGHT INCHES AWAY FROM EACH OTHER IN THE SKY.

"It's really neat. those guys come over your house. I love it."

NEARBY, DOZENS OF OLD WORLD WAR TWO BOMBERS ARE GETTING READY FOR TAKE OFF.

NAT propellers?

"I'm very excited."

90-YEAR-OLD MARY COLLINS WAITED TO BOARD THIS B-17 - THE SAME PLANE HER LATE HUSBAND FLEW BEFORE BEING CAPTURED AT WAR FOR 25 MONTHS.

"I'm doing it because I think he'd be happy to have me do it."

WHILE COLLINS FLEW IN THAT PLANE, NBC-2 WENT TO THE SKIES IN ANOTHER -

NAT

THESE PILOTS GIVING US AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK OVER PUNTA GORDA IN A B-25J

BELOW, PEOPLE FLOCK FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY, LIKE FRANK BOLTON OF MICHIGAN.

"it's enjoyable. love all the noise. it's a big party time."

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FL INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW-REM2-LIVE


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COLLIER MULCH FIRE-VO


SMOKE IS STILL IN THE AIR FROM A MULCH FIRE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

IT'S BURNING AT "JONES MINING" OFF IMMOKALEE ROAD IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THE SMOKE IS DYING DOWN.

BUT HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN IT COULD TAKE DAYS OR WEEKS BEFORE THE FIRE IS COMPLETELY OUT.

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FMB DEADLY CRASH FOLO-VO


WE NOW KNOW THE NAME OF THE WOMAN HIT BY A TAXI CROSSING SAN CARLOS BOULEVARD ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

68-YEAR OLD JENNIFER JAWORSKI DIED WEDNESDAY.

NO CHARGES WILL BE FILED BECUASE DEPUTIES SAY SHE WAS NOT IN THE CROSSWALK. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO-WIPE


THE MAN DESOTO COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY BEAT HIS FATHER TO DEATH IS NOW IN THEIR CUSTODY.

DEPUTIES BELIEVE KARL BURNHAM VICIOUSLY ATTACKED BOTH HIS PARENTS AND THEN FLED TO ORANGE COUNTY.

HE WAS ARRESTED THERE AND HELD OVERNIGHT.

NBC2 DID SOME DIGGING AND UNCOVERED BURNHAM HAS A LENGTHY CRIMINAL PAST

INCLUDING A PRIOR CONVICTION FOR SECOND DEGREE MURDER WHICH HE WAS SENTENCED 22 YEARS FOR.

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS SAY THEY'RE TORN UP OVER THE TRAGEDY. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


Oh yeah, real heartbroken.hmmm/my niece.my niece fairy upset

about it." Ray Atkins, Victim's brother

"George was my friend and I'll miss him and we'll pray for the family." Wise

FAMILY MEMBERS TELL US GEORGE BURNHAM WORKED FOR THE DESOTO

COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE.

HIS WIFE IS RECOVERING FROM THE ATTACK IN THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


MANATEE RESCUED-VO


TONIGHT WE HAVE AN UP CLOSE LOOK AT A MANATEE RESCUE.

WILDLIFE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THE INJURED SEA COW FOR WEEKS, AFTER NUMEROUS PHONE CALLS FROM PEOPLE WHO SPOTTER HER.

A TEAM OF BIOLOGISTS, VOLUNTEERS AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FINALLY CAUGHT HER NEAR LAKE OCHEBEE. THEY MANAGED TO GET HER INTO THE BOAT.

TONIGHT SHES AT THE MIAMI SEAQUARIUM FOR TREATMENT. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA UNEMPLOYMENT-CG


FLORIDA'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HAS STAYED FLAT FOR THREE STRAIGHT MONTHS.

A REPORT OUT TODAY SAYS WE'RE STILL AT 6 POINT 2 PERCENT.

IT'S THE SAME AS IT WAS IN JANUARY AND LAST DECEMBER.

MORE THAN 33 THOUSAND JOBS WERE ADDED LAST MONTH.

ONLY CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS ADDED MORE. Return to index of stories...


GAS PRICES-CG-OC-BNR


GAS PRICES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA KEEP GOING UP.

TRIPLE A SAYS WE'RE PAYING AN AVERAGE OF 3-69 IN THE FORT MYERS CAPE CORAL AREA.

THAT'S EIGHT CENTS MORE THAN LAST FRIDAY.

AND 19 CENTS MORE THAN A MONTH AGO.

YOU CAN FIND THE BEST DEALS ON OUR WEB SITE.

GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE PUMP PATROL LINK. Return to index of stories...


SWEETBAYS TO WINN DIXIES-VO


OLD SWEETBAY GROCERY STORES OPENED UP AS WINN DIXIES TODAY.

WE STOPPED BY THE ONE IN NAPLES--

ON VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD.

THIS ONE, AND NINE OTHER LOCAL STORES, WERE CLOSED FOR ABOUT A WEEK SO WORKERS COULD CHANGE THINGS AROUND AND BRING IN NEW FOOD. Return to index of stories...


MARCO ISLAND SEAFOOD-CG-WIPE


THE MARCO ISLAND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL TOPS OUR LIST OF "THINGS 2 DO" THIS WEEKEND.

YOU CAN FILL UP ON GROUPER, STONE CRABS, SHRIMP, AND MORE, AT VETERANS PARK.

THERE WILL BE LIVE MUSIC TOO.

IT GOES UNTIL NINE TONIGHT.

THEN AGAIN TOMORROW FROM 11 TO 9. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SPRING CARNIVAL-CGTOPS-WIPE


YOU CAN TAKE YOUR KIDS TO THE SPRING CARNIVAL IN CAPE CORAL TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

IT'S AT THE WILLIAM AUSTEN YOUTH CENTER, BEHIND SUN SPLASH.

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NAPLES FLOWER SHOW-CGTOPS-OC-BNR


AND YOU CAN CATCH THE 61ST ANNUAL NAPLES FLOWER SHOW AT THE NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE GARDEN MARKET, DEMONSTRATIONS AND A JURIED FLOWER SHOW.

THIS YEAR'S THEME IS "THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS."

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT--

AND OTHER "THINGS 2 DO"--

HEAD TO OUR WEB SITE, NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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


TEASE ONE-ONCAM


ALMOST EVERY DAY LAW ENFORCMENT OFFICIALS GET CALLS FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE SURPRISED WHEN THEY FILE THEIR TAX RETURNS.

CROOKS HAVE STOLEN THEIR IDENTITIES, AND FILED FOR A REFUND BEFORE THEY COULD.

THE I-R-S SAYS THIS CRIME IS ONE OF THEIR TOP PRIORITIES.

WE FOUND OUT WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO TRY TO STOP IT.

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TZ1 A) IRS SCAMS-VO


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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOTTOPS


6PM PROMO TEASE Return to index of stories...


STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


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.

RAIN CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

After some sun earlier Friday, clouds return to the area, with a few widely scattered showers north. Scattered showers will be possible this evening, with temps falling into the 70s.

Rain chances will increase overnight as our next storm system gets closer to the area, with lows only in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Showers will continue into Saturday. Expect mostly cloudy skies all day long, with periods of rain in the morning. Scattered showers may also redevelop later in the afternoon time frame. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 80s.

Better weather is in store for Sunday. The cool front will clear the area early Sunday, with rapid clearing through the morning hours. We'll be left with plenty of sun, windy conditions and highs in the low 80s.

Next week looks great weather-wise. Wall-to-wall sunshine is expected for Monday & Tuesday, with highs in the low 80s.

A few clouds will return to the area for Wednesday & Thursday, with slightly warmer highs in the mid 80s.

The quiet and dry weather will likely continue into the end of next week, with temps holding in the mid 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.

RAIN CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

After some sun earlier Friday, clouds return to the area, with a few widely scattered showers north. Scattered showers will be possible this evening, with temps falling into the 70s.

Rain chances will increase overnight as our next storm system gets closer to the area, with lows only in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Showers will continue into Saturday. Expect mostly cloudy skies all day long, with periods of rain in the morning. Scattered showers may also redevelop later in the afternoon time frame. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 80s.

Better weather is in store for Sunday. The cool front will clear the area early Sunday, with rapid clearing through the morning hours. We'll be left with plenty of sun, windy conditions and highs in the low 80s.

Next week looks great weather-wise. Wall-to-wall sunshine is expected for Monday & Tuesday, with highs in the low 80s.

A few clouds will return to the area for Wednesday & Thursday, with slightly warmer highs in the mid 80s.

The quiet and dry weather will likely continue into the end of next week, with temps holding in the mid 80s. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO MATT-2SHOT


HAVE YOU FILED YOUR TAXES YET?

IF NOT -- YOU MAY BE IN FOR A BIG SURPRISE.

THIEVES ARE TARGETING PERSONAL INFORMATION -- AND STEALING TAX RETURNS.

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT ASKED THE I-R-S WHAT IT'S DOING TO CRACK DOWN. Return to index of stories...


IRS SCAMS-BNR-PKG


IT'S A PROBLEM THAT BEGINS LONG BEFORE YOU FILE YOUR TAXES.

BUT WHEN YOU GO TO FILE YOU MIGHT FIND OUT YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER WAS COMPROMISED.

KAREN STEVENS GUARDS HER PERSONAL INFORMATION FIERCELY --

SO AFTER HOURS PREPARING HER TAX RETURNS ONLINE --

SHE GOT A BIG SURPRISE WHEN SHE CLICKED SUBMIT.

THIS MESSAGE -- SAYING SOMEONE HAD ALREADY FILED IN HER NAME.

A CROOK STOLE KAREN'S IDENTITY -- TO CASH IN ON HER REFUND.

LOCAL AUTHORITIES RECEIVE SIMILAR REPORTS ALMOST DAILY.

THE I-R-S SAYS IT HAS INCREASED THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES TRACKING IDENTITY THEFT CASES.

ENHANCED FILTERS TO CATCH FRAUDULENT RETURNS AS THEY'RE FILED.

AND ASSIGNED PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS TO VICTIMS SO THEY'RE NOT HIT AGAIN.

BUT THE IRS CAN'T CATCH THEM ALL --

LEAVING KAREN TO WAIT OUT A LENGTHY I-R-S INVESTIGATION BEFORE GETTING HER REFUND.

SHE'S CALLING CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES AND BANKS TO WARN THEM ABOUT HER STOLEN IDENTITY.

THE I-R-S REMINDS YOU TO GUARD YOUR PERSONAL INFO CLOSELY SO YOU DON'T FALL VICITM.

THE AGENCY ALSO POINTS OUT THOSE CONVICTED OF IDENTITY THEFT RECEIVE AN AVERAGE OF 38 MONTHS IN PRISON.

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


DECALS STOLEN-VO-WIPE


YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK YOUR LICENSE PLATE AFTER THIS STORY --

CAPE CORAL POLICE SAY THIS WEEK, SOMEONE REPORTED HAVING THEIR REGISTRATION STICKET STOLEN.

POLICE SAY THIS IS JUST ONE OF HUNDREDS OF CASES ANNUALLY.

SOME DRIVERS SAY THEY'D NEVER EVEN THOUGHT OF SOMETHING LIKE THIS. Return to index of stories...


DECALS STOLEN-SOTVO


Lori Chabot, driver

4:53-5:01"I'm not surprised. I've been watching things unfold and we all know the way that the economy has been going and jobs are tough. "

Jodi Brewer, driver

5:18-5:24 "I wouldn't even think to check it. I'm my that observant of a person. I could be driving around and not even know it until I got pulled over. "

BUT IF YOUR DECAL IS STOLEN- FILE A POLICE REPORT AND THE D-M-V WILL REPLACE IT FOR YOU. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPRING TRAINING-ON CAM


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL'S OPENING DAY IS LESS THAN 72 HOURS AWAY -- WELL EXCEPT FOR THE DIAMONDBACKS AND DODGERS -- THEY GOT STARTED IN AUSTRALIA -- BUT NONE THE LESS -- THE EXCITEMENT CONTINUES TO BUILD AS FANS HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GET A FEW MORE LOOKS THIS WEEKEND --- Return to index of stories...


RED SOX TWINS BASEBALL-VOTOPS


CHAMPIONS CUP GAME -- FOR THE SECOND TO LAST TIME THIS SPRING --

NO SCORE IN THE 4TH INNING -- SOX THOUGH GET TO PHIL HUGHES -- AS MIKE CARP LACES THIS DOWN THE RIGHT FIELD LINE -- MIKE NAPOLI SLIDES INTO SCORE -- MAKING IT 1-0 BOSTON --

SAME INNING -- XANDER BOGARTS WITH A LINE DRIVE INTO LEFT -- THAT WILL FALL -- CARP COMES INTO SCORE THE SECOND BOSTON RUN -- 2-0 SOX -- THEY ADD 2 MORE AND WIN IT 4-0 -- SAME TWO TEAMS BACK AT IT -- ONE FINAL TIME FOR SPRING TRAINING TOMORROW --- Return to index of stories...


SIZEMORE WINS JOB-ON CAM


DESPITE NUMEROUS INJURIES AND SURGERIES THAT HAVE HAD HIM OUT OF BASEBALL THE LAST 2 SEASONS -- GRADY SIZEMORE HAS WORKED HARD THIS SPRING AND GETS ANOTHER CRACK AT IT -- THIS MORNING JOHN FARRELL ANNOUNCED HE WILL THE MAN IN CENTERFIELD -- OPENING DAY -- SIZEMORE HAS HIT.333 THIS SPRING -- AND PLAYED FANTASTIC DEFENSE -- HE'S GRATEFUL FOR ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO PROVE HIMSELF -- Return to index of stories...


SIZEMORE WINS JOB-SOT-WIPE


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RAYS TIGERS-VOTOPS


RAYS AT THE TIGERS - THERE'S MIGUEL CABRERA - FRESH OFF OF SIGNING AN 8 YEAR, 248 MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT --

MATT MOORE -- DIDN'T MATTER TO HIM -- HE STRIKES OUT THE BIG GUY LOOKING -- ALTHOUGH DIDN'T HAVE HIS BEST STUFF TODAY

A BIT LATER ON -- VICTOR MARTINEZ TAGS THIS PITCH INTO LEFT FIELD FOR A RUN SCORING SINGLE -- MAKING IT 3-0 DETROIT -- THEY ARE WINNERS THIS AFTERNOON BY A SCORE OF 6 TO 3 -- MOORE TAKES THE LOSS FOR TAMPA -- Return to index of stories...


FGCU BASEBALL-ON CAM


SPEAKING OF SPRING AND SUMMER SPORTS - THE FGCU BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TEAMS ON THE ROAD AT STETSON THIS WEEKEND - THE BOYS ARE 16-9, UNBEATEN IN THE ASUN - WHILE THE LADIES ARE 19-14 AND 1 -- WE'LL LET YOU KNOW HOW THEY FAIR THIS WEEKEND --- Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA BASKETBALL-VOTOPS-WIPE


FLORIDA GATORS WITH A QUICK TURNAROUND -- A NIGHT AFTER THEIR WIN AGAINST UCLA -- BILLY DONOVAN'S GUYS HAVE TO FACE THE SURPRISE TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT -- THE DAYTON FLYERS -- THE 11 SEED HAS KNOCKED OFF OHIO STATE, SYRACUSE, AND STANFORD -- GATORS KNOW IF THEY WANT TO CHASE AFTER A NATIONAL TITLE -- THEY CAN'T LOOK PAST THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE --

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FLORIDA BASKETBALL-SOT-WIPE


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NCAA GAMES-(2)CGTOPS


HERE IS A LOOK AT THE 4 MATCHUPS THIS EVENING -- TENNESSEE TRYING TO KEEP ITS DREAM SEASON ALIVE - THEY TAKE ON MICHIGAN -- WHILE UCONN GOES AFTER IOWA STATE RIGHT AROUND 7:30 OR SO

NIGHTCAPS INCLUDE THE BATTLE OF KENTUCKY -- NUMBER 8 WILDCATS AND THE NUMBER 4 LOUISVILLE CARDINALS -- THAT'S SURE TO BE A HECK OF A MATCHUP -- THEN IT'S BIG TEN VS ACC -- MICHIGAN STATE AND VIRGINIA WITH A TRIP TO THE ELITE 8 ON THE LINE -- Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-ON CAM


FLORIDA EVERBLADES LOOK FOR 2 WINS IN A ROW TONIGHT - THEY HOST CINCINNATI AT 7:30 -- AND PRO BOWL RECEIVER DESEAN JACKSON RELEASED BY THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES -- HE SPENT 6 SEASONS WITH THE CLUB -- THAT'S SPORTS - WE ARE BACK RIGHT AFTER THIS --- Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-NWSRM-VO


CONSTRUCTION IN CAPE CORAL CAUSING MAJOR HEADACHES.

TONIGHT AT 11 - NBC2 UNCOVERS NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A DECADE OLD PROJECT, RESIDENTS SAY GOES ON AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY AND NIGHT - MAKING THEM MISERABLE.

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