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ANCHOR SUPERS FAMU BAND MEMBER-ONCAM, SS(2), TAG
HEADLINES-ANIBOXES FL BIRDSTRIKE-VOTOPS
ARCADIA MURDER-VIDBOX TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
FORT MYERS HOME INVASION-VIDBOX TZ4 STAY ALIVE ON I75-VO WIPE
LEE COUNTY TRAFFIC-VIDBOX TZ4 IRS SCAMS-VOTOPS
WX HEADLINE-WX CENTER LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-TOSS, BOXES
GOOD MORNING-2 SHOT LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-LIVE
OPEN-CLIP LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-VO, SS
GOOD MORNING-2 SHOT-PUSH THE ERASER CHALLENGE-VO IN PLASMA
TODAY'S WEATHER-WX CENTER THE ERASER CHALLENGE-PKG
BREAKING: FORT MYERS ROBBERY-TRX, SSTOPS THE ERASER CHALLENGE-TAG
JOELLE: ARCADIA MURDER 911 CALL-2 SHOT, TRX GMA SCAM ARTISTS-ONCAM
JOELLE: ARCADIA MURDER 911 CALL-VO IN PLASMA GMA SCAM ARTISTS-PKG
JOELLE: ARCADIA MURDER 911 CALL-VO-SS FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
JOELLE: ARCADIA MURDER 911 CALL-SOTVO FORECAST-WXWALL
JOELLE: ARCADIA MURDER 911 CALL-PLASMA STAY ALIVE ON I75-TRX, SSTOPS, TC MON
CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE-TRX, ONCAM, VO STAY ALIVE ON I75-PKG
CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE-SOTVO STAY ALIVE ON I75-OTS
CAPE CORAL CRASH-OTS, VO FLORIDA UNEMPLOYMENT-ONCAM, CG
SPRING BREAK CRASH-ONCAM, SS(2) CANDIDATE FORUM-ONCAM, SS
SHORES CRASH-VOTOPS SWEETBAYS TO WINN DIXIES-TRX, VOTOPS
FORT MYERS HOME INVASION-ONCAM, SS IRS SCAMS-OTS, TRX
FORT MYERS HOME INVASION-PKG IRS SCAMS-PKG
CHILD PORN ARREST-TRX, SSTOPS IRS SCAMS-TAG
CHILD PORN ARREST-SOTVO GAS PRICES-ONCAM, CG, TAG, BNR
STOLEN DECAL-ONCAM, VO GM RECALL-OTS
STOLEN DECAL-SOTVO ALLI RECALL-TRX, VOTOPS
SOUTH LEE HOSPITAL DENIED-TRX, OTS, VO WALMART SUES VISA-ONCAM,V O
LEE COUNTY TRAFFIC-2 SHOT eANIBOX LIME PRICES-VOTOPS
LEE COUNTY TRAFFIC-PKG LIME PRICES-SOTVO
LEE COUNTY TRAFFIC-TAG MCDONALDS COFFEE-VOTOPS
STAYING ALIVE ON I75-TRX, ONCAM, VO FACEBOOK CONNECTIVITY LAB-ONCAM, VO
STAYING ALIVE ON I75-SOTVO MASSIVE STUDENT DEBT-VOTOPS
FL CARGO PLANE-TRX, VOTOPS RESUME WORDS-ONCAM, SS(2)
FL CARGO PLANE-SOTVO TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT GOOD MORNING 3-2 SHOT-PUSH
TZ1 LINDSEY AIR SHOW-LIVE LOOK FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER
TZ1 THINGS TO DO-VOTOPS ARCADIA MURDER 911 CALL-trxSOT,SS
WEATHER TEASE-ANIBOXES ARCADIA MURDER 911 CALL-SOTVO,OC
CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE-TRX, TC MON CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE-TRX, ONCAM, VO
CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE-PKG CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE-SOTVO
FORECAST OPEN-CLIP CAPE CORAL CRASH-OTS, VO
FORECAST-WXWALL SPRING BREAK CRASH-ONCAM, SS(2)
NAPLES FLOWER SHOW-ONCAM, CG SHORES CRASH-VOTOPS
MARCO ISLAND SEAFOOD-ONCAM, CG CHILD PORN ARREST-TRX, SSTOPS
CAPE SPRING CARNIVAL-SSTOPS CAPE CORAL CRASH-OTS, VO
RED SOX V TWINS-VOTOPS SPRING BREAK CRASH-ONCAM, SS(2)
SPRING ART FAIR-SSTOPS CHILD PORN ARREST-SOTVO
CELEBRATE BONITA-CGTOPS STOLEN DECAL-ONCAM, VO
SINKING OF YAMATO-ONCAM, SS STOLEN DECAL-SOTVO
NMF OUTDOOR CONCERT-SSTOPS SOUTH LEE HOSPITAL DENIED-TRX, OTS, VO
ESTERO FILL THE BOOT-ONCAM, SS SHORES CRASH-VOTOPS
WEDDING EXPO-ONCAM, CG LEE COUNTY TRAFFIC-2 SHOT eANIBOX
MADISEN'S MATCH REPORTABLE-OTS, VO, CG LEE COUNTY TRAFFIC-PKG
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT LEE COUNTY TRAFFIC-TAG
TZ2 CONSTRUCTION NOISE-NATSVO STAYING ALIVE ON I75-TRX, ONCAM, VO
LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-TOSS, BOXES STAYING ALIVE ON I75-SOTVO
LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-LIVE FL CARGO PLANE-TRX, VOTOPS
LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-VO, SS FL CARGO PLANE-SOTVO
CONSTRUCTION NOISE-2 SHOT, NATSVO, EANIBOXES TEASE SIX-2 SHOT
CONSTRUCTION NOISE-PKG TZ6 LINDSEY LIVE-LIVE LOOK
CONSTRUCTION NOISE-TAG TRASH OR TREASURE-SOTTOPS
MANATEE RESCUED-ONCAM, VO TRASH OR TREASURE-PKG
DEPUTIES RESCUE BULL-TRX, VOTOPS FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
FL IPAD BAND-ONCAM, NATSVO FORECAST-WX WALL
FL IPAD BAND-SOTVO LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-TOSS, BOXES
LAGS CELEBRATION OF LIFE-ONCAM, SS, VO, CG LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-LIVE
TEASE THREE-2 SHOT LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-VO, SS
TZ3 KARMA ROAD RAGE-SOTVO LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-VO, SS
HEADLINES-TC MON HEALTH MATTERS: TODDLER OVERDOSES-TRX, VO IN PLASM
WASHINGTON LANDSLIDE-TC MON HEALTH MATTERS: TODDLER OVERDOSES-PKG
MISSING PLANE-TC MON FLU VACCINE-OTS, VO
FL BIRD STRIKE-TC MON NEW AUTISM NUMBERS-ONCAM, VO
MAIN OPEN-CLIP NEW AUTISM NUMBERS-SOTVO
GOOD MORNING 2-PLASMA MARRIAGE IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEART-VOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER BREAKING YOUR JUNK FOOD ADDICTION-VOTOPS
WASHINGTON LANDSLIDE-TRX, VO IN PLASMA TEASE SEVEN-2 SHOT
WASHINGTON LANDSLIDE-PKG TZ6 GMA PKG-VOTOPS
WASHINGTON LANDSLIDE-TAG GMA PKG: THE BREAKFAST BATTLE-INTRO
MALAYSIA MISSING PLANE-TRX, TC MON, VO GMA PKG: THE BREAKFAST BATTLE-PKG
MALAYSIA MISSING PLANE-SOTVO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
CHRIS CHRISTIE SCANDAL-OTS, SOTVO FM HOME INVASION ARMED ROBBERY-SSTOPS
HEALTHCARE DEADLINE-WIPE, VOTOPS TS ARCADIA MURDER-SSTOPS
HEALTHCARE DEADLINE-SOTVO TS CAPE CORAL CRASH-VOTOPS
FL GAY MARRIAGE-TRX, ONCAM, VO TS HOME INVASION-VOTOPS
FL GAY MARRIAGE-SOTVO TS CHILD PORN ARREST-VOTOPS
NO BONUSES TIED TO TICKETS-ONCAM TS BARRON COLLIER STUDENTS-VOTOPS
FL SCHOOL VOUCHERS-WIPE, VOTOPS TS CA EARTHQUAKE-VOTOPS
FL KARMA ROAD RAGE-2 SHOT FINAL WEATHER-3-SHOT
FL KARMA ROAD RAGE-PKG CLOSE-3-SHOT
FL KARMA ROAD RAGE-TAG CREDITS-REM LIVE
FL SEX OFFENDER ON THE LOOSE-ONCAM, SS,  


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HEADLINES-ANIBOXES


A MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS OWN FATHER HAS BEEN CAUGHT --

TODAY -- HE'S FACING A JUDGE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ARCADIA--

WE'RE DIGGING INTO THE SUSPECT'S BACKGROUND THIS MORNING -- UNCOVERING A DISTURBING TREND --

PLUS --

AN ELDERLY WOMAN IS ROBBED IN HER OWN HOME --

AND BEFORE A SUSPECT CAN EVEN BE CAUGHT, WE'RE LEARNING HE MAY NEVER BE CHARGED FOR THE CRIME --

AND --

TRAFFIC WOES IN LEE COUNTY --

WHAT'S BEING DONE TO EASE THE CONGESTION --

AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP -- Return to index of stories...


ARCADIA MURDER-VIDBOX


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FORT MYERS HOME INVASION-VIDBOX


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LEE COUNTY TRAFFIC-VIDBOX


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WX HEADLINE-WX CENTER


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GOOD MORNING-2 SHOT


GOOD MORNING.

I'M CLIFTON FRENCH.

AND I'M CHRISTY ANDREWS.

JOIN US FOR NBC-2 NEWS TODAY, COMING UP IN JUST ONE MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


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GOOD MORNING-2 SHOT-PUSH


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO N-B-C 2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M CHRISTY ANDREWS

AND I'M CLIFTON FRENCH

TODAY IS SATURDAY, MARCH 29TH.

WE ARE KICKING OFF OUR WEEKEND OFF WITH SOME RAIN.

METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING IS STANDING BY IN THE STORM TRACKING CENETER WITH MORE ON YOUR FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


TODAY'S WEATHER-WX CENTER


Our Saturday will feature some unsettled weather as plentiful moisture combines with an approaching cool front to bring showers and storms to Southwest Florida.

The first phase of rain comes early this morning with scattered showers building in from the Gulf of Mexico. After the initial round of rain through the first half of the morning, we'll likely get a break in the activity through midday, but another band of rain and storms will approach by the afternoon and evening.

A few of these storms could produce gusty winds and frequent lightning, but it appears the primary risk for severe weather today will be across Central Florida.

Aside from rain chances around 60%, it's going to be a warm and breezy day with plenty of clouds and limited sunshine. Despite the lack of sunshine, temperatures should have no trouble reaching the low to mid 80s during the day.

Some showers and storms may linger for the first half of the night, and then we'll see gradual clearing from north to south as the cool front clears Southwest Florida.

Sunday should end up being a really nice day with tons of sun, lower humidity and temperatures only in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees during the afternoon.

Winds will be a factor in our weather tomorrow as a stiff northerly breeze gusts up to 20-30 mph.

Sunday night will be the coolest night of the next seven as temperatures drop to the mid 50s under a mostly clear sky.

The rest of our week is shaping up nicely; it'll be very spring like with plenty of sunshine and highs 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. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING: FORT MYERS ROBBERY-TRX, SSTOPS


BREAKING NEWS AS YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING --

NBC2 IS LEARNING ABOUT A POSSIBLE ROBBERY IN THE PINE MANOR NEIGHBORHOOD IN LEE COUNTY --

THIS IS JUST SOUTH OF PAGE FIELD ON US 41.

WE KNOW A WOMAN WAS ASSAULTED BY A MAN -- SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

WE HAVE A CREW ON THE SCENE --

WE'LL HAVE MUCH MORE LATER IN THE SHOW IN A LIVE REPORT. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: ARCADIA MURDER 911 CALL-2 SHOT, TRX


DESOTO COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY HE KILLED HIS FATHER,

NEARLY BEAT HIS MOTHER TO DEATH,

THEN TOOK OFF --

ALL NEW THIS MORNING -- NBC2 HAS CONFIRMED THAT THE MAN ACCUSED OF THE CRIME IS BACK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ANYTIME THIS MORNING -- HE IS SET TO APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE FOR THE FIRST TIME --

NBC-2'S JOELLE PARKS HAS BEEN WORKING THIS STORY ALL MORNING -- SHE JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH THE JAIL-

JOELLE- HAS BOND BEEN SET? Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: ARCADIA MURDER 911 CALL-VO IN PLASMA


BOND HAS NOT YET BEEN SET,

BUT I HAVE CONFIRMED THAT KARL BURNHAM IS FACING CHARGES OF CRIMES AGAINST A PERSON, FIRST DEGREE PREMEDIATATED MURDER AND VEHICLE THEFT.

ALL THIS- AFTER DESOTO COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY HE KILLED HIS DAD GEORGE AND BEAT HIS MOM JOANNE.

LEAVING A BRUTAL AND BLOODY SCENE,

TAKING HIS PARENTS CAR AND HEADING NORTH. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: ARCADIA MURDER 911 CALL-VO-SS


HE WAS TRACKED DOWN IN ORANGE COUNTY,

AND BROUGHT BACK TO DESOTO LATE FRIDAY.

I DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT KARL HAS A LENGTHY CRIMINAL PAST,

INCLUDING A PRIOR CONVICTION FOR SECOND DEGREE MURDER.

HE WAS SENTENCED 22 YEARS FOR THAT CRIME.

NOW- HE'S SPENDING MORE TIME BEHIND BARS.

THIS IS KARL'S NEW MUG SHOT.

THIS MORNING- WE'RE ALSO HEARING THE 9-1-1- CALL FROM WHEN THE VICTIMS WERE DISCOVERED.

WE MUST WARN YOU- THE CALLER IS THE VICTIM'S DAUGHTER AND AS YOU'LL HEAR-

SHE'S VERY UPSET. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: ARCADIA MURDER 911 CALL-SOTVO


Daughter:"I just came home from work, they're all spralled out. There's blood everywhere. My brother stole the car and jumped on them."

Dispatcher: "do you think your brother did this"?

Daughter: "I know he did."

FAMILY MEMBERS TELL US GEORGE BURNHAM WORKED FOR THE DESOTO COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE.

WE KNOW HIS WIFE SURVIVED THE INITIAL ATTACK. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: ARCADIA MURDER 911 CALL-PLASMA


FAMILY TELLS US JOANNE WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL IN BRADENTON.

WE'VE CALLED ALL THE HOSPITALS- AND NO ONE HAS HER LISTED AT A PATIENT.

I'M WORKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION.

I'LL LET YOU KNOW AS SOON AS I GET AN UPDATE. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE-TRX, ONCAM, VO


DEVELOPING AS YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING.

A MAGNITUDE FIVE-POINT-ONE EARTHQUAKE HAS STRUCK THE LOS ANGELES AREA.

THE QUAKE HIT AFTER 9-P-M AND WAS CENTERED IN ORANGE COUNTY.

THE U-S GEOLOGICAL SURVEY REPORTS MORE THAN TWO DOZEN AFTERSHOCKS WERE RECORDED.

TWO SMALLER FORESHOCKS WERE ALSO FELT IN NEARBY LA HABRA EARLIER FRIDAY NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE-SOTVO


"Everyone just stood still and were like is that happening is that an

earthquake"

A MAGNITUDE FOUR-POINT-FOUR QUAKE STRUCK THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY JUST LAST WEEK. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL CRASH-OTS, VO


THIS MORNING WE ARE WORKING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A SERIOUS CRASH IN CAPE CORAL.

IT HAPPENED OVERNIGHT AROUND NINE --

WE'RE TOLD A MOTORCYCLE AND CAR CRASHED NEAR CORAL LAKES AND DEL PRADO BLVDS.

OUR CREW ON SCENE TOLD US THEY SAW A BODY BEING LOADED UP INTO THE CORORNERS VAN.

WE ARE WORKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON ANY VICTIMS -- COUNT ON US TO PASS THAT INFORMATION ALONG AS SOON AS WE GET IT -- Return to index of stories...


SPRING BREAK CRASH-ONCAM, SS(2)


TWO BARRON COLLIER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WERE INJURED IN A CRASH DURING SPRING BREAK --

ONE'S INJURIES SO SEVERE PARAMEDICS HAD TO AMPUTATE HIS LEG.

OUR NEWS PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS SAY --

NICK HEALEY WAS A PASSENGER IN THAT CAR HEADING NORTH ON 75 NEAR MACON GEORGIA WHEN THEY CRASHED SUNDAY.

CAMERON CONROY SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES AND IS BACK IN NAPLES.

TROOPERS SAY A TIRE BLEW --

SENDING THE CAR CRASHING INTO A GUARDRAIL -- AND THEN OVERTURNING IN THE MIDDLE LANE. Return to index of stories...


SHORES CRASH-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING WE HAVE NEW VIDEO OF A 3-CAR CRASH THAT SENT THREE PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

IT HAPPENED ALONG STATE ROAD 80 IN FORT MYERS SHORES.

EMERGENCY OFFICIALS TELL NBC2, ONE PERSON HAS LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.

THE OTHER TWO PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO SURVIVE. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS HOME INVASION-ONCAM, SS


A TERRIFYING STORY IS TAKING A STRANGE TWIST THIS MORNING --

A MASKED MAN FORCED HIMSELF INTO AN EDLERLY WOMAN'S HOME AND ROBBED HER --

IT HAPPENED FRIDAY MORNING 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-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...


CHILD PORN ARREST-TRX, SSTOPS


NEIGHBORS ARE HORRIFIED AFTER A NORTH FORT MYERS MAN WAS ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES.

SPECIAL INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY FOUND THE DISTURBING PICTURES ON JESUS SALAS COMPUTERS.

THEY TOOK EVIDENCE FROM ALL OVER THE PROPERTY.

NEIGHBORS SAY THEY TOOK THINGS OUT OF THE SHED TOO. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN ARREST-SOTVO


Lisa Driggers

Neighbor

4:12when kids are playing in the water hose you let them go out in the diaper and all that but phhhss i dont know thats scary real scary 4:23

INVESTIGATORS SAY SALAS WAS DOWNLOADING AND SHARING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY THAT CONTAINED KIDS OF ALL AGES.

THEY'RE STILL LOOKING THROUGH EVIDENCE TO DETERMINE IF HE WAS PRODUCING IT TOO. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN DECAL-ONCAM, VO


WE'RE FOLLOWING UP ON A STORY YOU FIRST SAW HERE --

CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE REPORTING A NEW CASE OF SOMEONE GETTING THEIR TAG REGISTRATION DECAL STOLEN.

CAPE POLICE GET MORE THAN A HUNDRED REPORTS A YEAR LIKE THIS.

THE LATEST VICTIM REPORTED *HIS STOLEN, THIS WEEK.

POLICE CONSTANTLY CHECK LICENSE PLATES-- TRYING TO PUT THE BRAKES ON THIS PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN DECAL-SOTVO


SOT

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. "

SOT

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. "

RENEWAL PRICES VARY --

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...


SOUTH LEE HOSPITAL DENIED-TRX, OTS, VO


A PLAN TO EXPAND LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEMS INTO ESTERO AND BONITA SPRINGS HITS A ROAD BLOCK.

A JUDGE HAS MADE THE RECOMMENDATION TO DENY LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEMS APPLICATION FOR A NEW HOSPITAL IN SOUTH LEE COUNTY.

THIS RULING IS NOT SET IN STONE.

FLORIDA'S AGENCY FOR HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION NOW HAS 45 DAYS TO MAKE THE FINAL CALL.

LEE MEMORIAL IS HOPING TO BUILD THIS NEW 80-BED HOSPITAL JUST NORTH OF COCONUT POINT MALL ESTERO.

THEY SAY THAT AREA HAS A GROWING SENIOR POPULATION.

AND THE NEAREST HOSPITAL IS 10 MILES AWAY. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY TRAFFIC-2 SHOT eANIBOX


TRAFFIC IS ONE OF THE MOST FRUSTRATING PARTS OF THE DAY FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.

NOW, LEE COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE ASKING FOR IDEAS ON HOW TO SHAVE TIME OFF YOUR COMMUTE.

NBC 2'S TY RUSSELL HAS THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY TRAFFIC-PKG


BUMPER TO BUMPER.

6:8:20-6:8:22 "It's more stop than go." George Tent/motorist

GEORGE TENT IS ONE OF MANY DRIVERS IN LEE COUNTY FAMILIAR WITH

THE BRAKE PEDAL.

6:8:14-6:8:18 "Every night trying to get over the Cape Coral bridge,

it's crazy."George Tent/motorist

PEOPLE HEADING TO CAPE CORAL DURING RUSH KNOW COLONIAL BOULEVARD ALL TOO WELL -- AND THE PARKING LOT IT CAN BECOME.

TENT BLAMES THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS FOR THE SLOW DRIVE.

6:8:29-6:8:30 "You catch every one coming back."

DONALD SCOTT IS WITH THE LEE COUNTY METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION OR MPO.

HE'S HEARD MANY DRIVERS COMPLAIN ABOUT LONG RED LIGHTS.

5:56:48-5:56:51 Donald Scott/ MPO Executive Director "There only so

much time you can do that's going to back up in either direction when

there are too many cars going through an intersection."

BUT MPO WORKERS ARE TEAMING UP WITH TRAFFIC ENGINEERS.

THEY WANT TO HEAR FROM DRIVERS, BIKE RIDERS, AND PEDESTRIANS ON WHAT

MAKES THEIR BLOOD BOIL.

6:53:35-5:53:42 "We are doing a traffic survey. Essentially, we send

them out every year about this time of year."

Donald Scott/ MPO Executive Director

IT'S A QUICK SURVEY ONLINE.

MPO WORKERS THEN TAKE THIS INFO.

THIS HELPS PLAN OUT SHORT AND LONG TERM ROAD PROJECTS.

5:58:30-5:58:36 "We also take whatever. We ask as part of that what

does the driver think a solution is."

SOME MOTORISTS DONT MIND THE SLOW DOWNS.

Alvin Hazelton/ motorist "It's tough but we got to deal with it."

6:13:02-6:13:04

WHILE OTHERS BELIEVE THE MAIN ISSUE IS DURING SEASON.

"A lot of the tourists don't know where they are going. They're

cutting from one lane to the other which compounds the problem."

6:13:47-6:13:52 Bob archTrimi/ motorist

IN FORT MYERS. TY RUSSELL. NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY TRAFFIC-TAG


IF YOU'D LIKE TO FILL OUT THE SURVEY WE'VE PUT A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE N-B-C DASH TWO DOT COM.

THE DATA WILL BE COLLECTED OVER THE NEXT THREE WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


STAYING ALIVE ON I75-TRX, ONCAM, VO


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...


FL CARGO PLANE-TRX, VOTOPS


THIS MORNING WE ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE MAN ACCUSED OF TRYING TO STEAL A CARGO PLANE AT PENSACOLA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

POLICE ARRESTED HIM WITH HIS HANDS ON THE CONTROLS AFTER HE CLIMBED A CHAIN LINK AND BARBED WIRE FENCE --

AND THEN, WENT UP A TEMPORARY STAIRCASE --

AND MADE HIS WAY INTO THE COCKPIT. Return to index of stories...


FL CARGO PLANE-SOTVO


Greg Donovan/Airport Director

23-

"He was detected as he was going over the fence."

33-

"We have hundreds of cameras throughout the complex and sensors. Law enforcement, police was dispatched. They arrived on scene in less than five minutes."

THE MAN TOLD POLICE HE WANTED TO FLY HOME TO ATLANTA TO SEE HIS MOM.

OFFICIALS SAY HE'S IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REMOVED FROM THE NAVY.

THE CASE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

WE ARE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS THIS MORNING.

A POSSIBLE ROBBERY IN LEE COUNTY.

RIGHT NOW WE DO KNOW ONE WOMAN WAS ASSAULTED.

WE ARE WORKING TO GATHER THE LATEST DETAILS.

COUNT ON NBC-2 ON AIR AND ONLINE.

PLUS THERE'S A LOT MORE HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND!

WE HAVE A FULL LIST OF THINGS TO DO NEXT! Return to index of stories...


TZ1 LINDSEY AIR SHOW-LIVE LOOK


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TZ1 THINGS TO DO-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-ANIBOXES


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CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE-TRX, TC MON


DEVELOPING NEWS OUT OF CALIFORNIA.

A 5.1 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE. CENTERED IN NORTHERN ORANGE COUNTY. WITH MORE THAN 20

AFTERSHOCKS.

IT MAY HAVE BEEN RELATIVELY MODERATE. BUT THIS QUAKE IS OF

PARTICULAR CONCERN TO SEISMOLOGISTS.

RYAN OWENS IS IN BREA,CALIFORNIA WITH MORE. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE-PKG


SCRIPT:

The quake did more than rattle nerves--it sent bottles flying off store

shelves--mirrors crashing to the ground.

"when I felt it I felt like the world was going to end"

It wasn't the big one but it was big enough-- measuring 5.1

its epicenter.south of Los Angeles-- in Orange County, the OC, near the

city of La Habra.

The shaker wasn't strong enough to cause major structural damage or serious

injuries but it did trigger a small rockslide that overturned this car.

The driver is ok. A few water main breaks are also blamed on the quake.

The ground shook just after 9 Friday night.

Quick nat of game

In the 6th inning do the LA Dodgers game.

We are experimenting I mean experiencing an earthquake

"Everyone just stood still and were like is that happening is that an

earthquake"

This quake comes less than two weeks after news anchors jumped under their

desk during the so-called st Patricks day shaker.

"coming up were"

"Earthquake we are having an earthquake"

So no wonder Southern Californians are on edge. Still, this is LA! So

plenty of people tweeted about their earthquake experience and yes, some

even took some not-so-stready selfies as the ground was shaking! Return to index of stories...


FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


FORECAST OPEN Return to index of stories...


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.

Our Saturday will feature some unsettled weather as plentiful moisture combines with an approaching cool front to bring showers and storms to Southwest Florida.

The first phase of rain comes early this morning with scattered showers building in from the Gulf of Mexico. After the initial round of rain through the first half of the morning, we'll likely get a break in the activity through midday, but another band of rain and storms will approach by the afternoon and evening.

A few of these storms could produce gusty winds and frequent lightning, but it appears the primary risk for severe weather today will be across Central Florida.

Aside from rain chances around 60%, it's going to be a warm and breezy day with plenty of clouds and limited sunshine. Despite the lack of sunshine, temperatures should have no trouble reaching the low to mid 80s during the day.

Some showers and storms may linger for the first half of the night, and then we'll see gradual clearing from north to south as the cool front clears Southwest Florida.

Sunday should end up being a really nice day with tons of sun, lower humidity and temperatures only in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees during the afternoon.

Winds will be a factor in our weather tomorrow as a stiff northerly breeze gusts up to 20-30 mph.

Sunday night will be the coolest night of the next seven as temperatures drop to the mid 50s under a mostly clear sky.

The rest of our week is shaping up nicely; it'll be very spring like with plenty of sunshine and highs in the mid 80s. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES FLOWER SHOW-ONCAM, CG


TAKING A LOOK AT THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND.

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." Return to index of stories...


MARCO ISLAND SEAFOOD-ONCAM, CG


THE MARCO ISLAND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL IS ALSO HAPPENING

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

THERE WILL BE LIVE MUSIC TOO.

IT STARTS AT 11 AND ENDS AT 9. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SPRING CARNIVAL-SSTOPS


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

THERE WILL BE GAMES, ARTS AND CRAFTS.

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

THE CARNIVAL RAISES MONEY FOR THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX V TWINS-VOTOPS


THE FINAL HOME SPRING TRAINING GAME FOR THE WORLD SERIES CHAMPS IS LATER TODAY.

THE RED SOX WILL TAKE ON THE TWINS AT 1:05 AT JETBLUE PARK.

CALL THE BOX OFFICE FOR TICKETS. Return to index of stories...


SPRING ART FAIR-SSTOPS


YOU CAN CELEBRATE SPRING AND FIND UNIQUE ITEMS CREATED BY LOCAL ARTISTS AT THE SPRING ART FAIR TODAY AT THE BELL TOWER SHOPS IN FORT MYERS.

IT'S FROM 11-6. Return to index of stories...


CELEBRATE BONITA-CGTOPS


THERE A BIG PARTY TODAY IN BONITA SPRINGS.

IT'S CELEBRATE BONITA IN RIVERSIDE PARK FROM 2-9.

THERE WILL BE LIVE MUSIC, A CHILDREN'S AREA WITH LASER TAG, BOUNCE HOUSES, CARIVNAL GAMES, AND A CHILI COOK-OFF. Return to index of stories...


SINKING OF YAMATO-ONCAM, SS


WATCH AS A NAVY PILOT RECOUNTS THE SINKING OF THE MOST PWERFUL WARSHIP OF ITS TIME.

`THE SINKING OF THE JAPANESE YAMATO WAS A MAJOR SUCCESS FOR AMERICAN TROOPS DURING WORLD WAR 2.

YOU CAN CATCH IT AT THE NAPLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AT 2 P.M.

AT THE MUSEUM OF MEMORABILIA.

THERE WILL BE QUESTIONS ANSWERED AFTER. Return to index of stories...


NMF OUTDOOR CONCERT-SSTOPS


THERE'S AN OUTDOOR CONCERT IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

IT'S FREE FROM 6 TO 9 P.M.

IT'S AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER.

MAKE SURE TO BRING LAWN CHAIRS AND BLANKETS.

THERE WILL BE FOOD AND DRINKS AVAILABLE TO BUY. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO FILL THE BOOT-ONCAM, SS


LOOK OUT FOR FIREFIGHTERS IN LEE COUNTY IN THE DAY AHEAD.

THE ESTERO FIREFIGHTERS ARE OUT COLLECTING MONEY FOR THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION.

THEY WILL BE OUT ON TWO LOCATIONS-

BEN HILL GRIFITH AND CORKSCREW-

PLUS COCONUT ROAD AND 41.

THE MONEY GOES TO M-D PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES. Return to index of stories...


WEDDING EXPO-ONCAM, CG


IF YOU ARE GETTING MARRIED, THERE IS A WEDDING EXPO THIS WEEKEND IN PUNTA GORDA AT THE CHARLOTTE HARBOR EVENT AND COFERENCE CENTER.

YOU CAN SEE VENDORS AND LEARN ABOUT THE LATEST TRENDS, AND MEET AND INTERVIEW LOCAL PROFESSIONALS WHO CAN HELP WITH YOUR SPECIAL DAY.

THE EXPO OPENS SUNDAY AT NOON. Return to index of stories...


MADISEN'S MATCH REPORTABLE-OTS, VO, CG


WANT TO LEARN TENNIS SKILLS FROM THE BEST. AND FIGHT CANCER?

HAPPENING TODAY. THE MADISEN'S MATCH!

9-YEAR-OLD MADISEN HAS BEEN FIGHTING AN INOPERABLE BRAIN TUMOR SINCE HE WAS THREE YEARS OLD.

HER TUMOR STOPPED GROWING, BUT HER FAMILY IS STILL RAISING MONEY FOR THE CAUSE.

ALL PROCEEDS STAY RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA,

AND GO TO THE REGIONAL CANCER CENTER AND THE GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL.

IT'S ALL HAPPENING TODAY AT THE LANDINGS YACHT, GOLF AND TENNIS CLUB IN FORT MYERS.

THERE'S A CLINIC, EXHIBITION, DINNER AND PLENTY OF RAFFLES.

TO GET TICKETS- HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE!

NBC-2 DOT COM.

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


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

WE ARE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS THIS MORNING.

A POSSIBLE ROBBERY IN LEE COUNTY.

WE HAVE A LIVE REPORT FROM THE SCENE STRAIHT AHEAD.

3 seconds of loud construction noise

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE NEXT TO THAT?

A CAPE CORAL MAN SAYS IT'S LIKE THAT ALMOST EVERY DAY-

MORE ON HIS BATTLE WITH THE CITY NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 CONSTRUCTION NOISE-NATSVO


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LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-TOSS, BOXES


RIGHT NOW WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW BREAKING NEWS OUT OF LEE COUNTY.

AN ASSAULT IN FORT MYERS IN THE PINE MANOR AREA -- THAT SENT ONE WOMAN TO THE HOSPITAL --

NBC-2'S LINDSEY FRY IS ON SCENE RIGHT NOW GATHERING THE LATEST DETAILS.

LINDSEY. WHAT HAVE YOU UNCOVERED Return to index of stories...


LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-LIVE


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LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-VO, SS


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CONSTRUCTION NOISE-2 SHOT, NATSVO, EANIBOXES


TEN YEARS OF BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE CITY AND ONE CAPE CORAL MAN BECAUSE OF THIS --

3 seconds of loud construction noise

A CAPE CORAL MAN SAYS IT'S LIKE THAT ALMOST EVERY DAY-

AND NOW THE COMPANY IS WORKING INTO THE LATE HOURS OF THE NIGHT.

NBC'2 HOLLIE HOJEK HAS MORE ON THE DEBATE. Return to index of stories...


CONSTRUCTION NOISE-PKG


:53:41 well they're putting cement sand and aggregate into the batch

tower-- I can hear that right now.

:05

STANDING IN HIS CAPE CORAL BACKYARD-JIM JOHNSON IS NEVER MORE THAN A

FEW HUNDRED FEET AWAY FROM THE SOUND OF HEAVY MACHINERY.

:54:42 aah there we go!

:04

JOHNSON LIVES CROSS THE STREET FROM A CEMENT MANUFACTURING COMPANY.

OLD CASTLE PRECAST HAS BEEN OPERATING OFF PONDELLA ROAD IN THE CAPE

FOR AT LEAST 50 YEARS.

JOHNSON CLAIMS THEY'RE VIOLATING THE CITY'S NOISE ORDINANCE -- AND THEY'VE BEEN DOING IT FOR TEN YEARS.

:44:24 aggravating. you cant enjoy youre property theres no peace

theres no quiet at all.

:05

ACCORDING TO THE CITY ORDINANCE-- THE COMPANYS OPERATING HOURS ARE

BETWEEN 630 AM AND 7PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. AND UNTIL 5PM ON

SATURDAYS.

JOHNSON SAYS HE TOOK THIS VIDEO BACK IN MAY OF 20-12--

PROOF HE SAYS THE COMPANY IS OPERATING AFTER HOURS--

:00:14 7-39 PM-

:00:51 noise of machinery.

JOHNSON SAYS HE HAS IT ALL IN WRITING TOO --

THOUSANDS OF EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE AND FACE TO FACE

CONVERSATIONS WITH CITY LEADERS.

:41:15 Its just like an episode of the 3 stooges- moe points and

larry, larry points at curly -and curly just kinds of stares of in to

space.

:09

WE CONTACTED THE CITY -- THEY TOLD N-B-C TWO IT'S A POLICE ISSUE.

POLICE TELL US THEY KNOW JOHNSON WELL --

HEAR HIS COMPLAINTS--

BUT IN TEN YEARS OF INVESTIGATING--

Det. Sgt. Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Dept.

:32:57 the findings are the business is not in violation.

:02

NEIGHBORS WE SPOKE TO TELL US THEY HEAR THE NOISE AFTER HOURS- BUT ITS NOT A BIG DEAL.

MOST KNOW ABOUT JOHNSON'S FIGHT - WHICH HE UNDERSTANDS - HE CHOSE TO LIVE THERE.

:33:35 there comes a point when there is a certain level of

responsibility for a homeowner when they buy a house near and airport

they are going to hear airplanes. when they buy a house near a

concrete plant, theyre going to hear some of the associated noise that

goes with that.

:10

JOHNSON AND HIS WIFE STAND BY THEIR CLAIMS DESPITE WHAT THE CITY SAYS.

Jim Johnson, Cape Coral

:41:35 facts- logic and whats written in black and white should do the job.

:06

THERE ARE TWO OTHER INDUSTRIAL BUSINESSES ON THE SAME PROPERTY-- BUT

JOHNSON SAYS THE ISSUE HAS ONLY BEEN WITH PRECAST. Return to index of stories...


CONSTRUCTION NOISE-TAG


HOLLIE HOJEK REPORTING.

JOHNSON SAYS HE FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE CITY AS RECENTLY AS THE BEGINNING OF THIS MONTH.

THE CITY SAYS AS THE ORDINANCE STANDS THERE IS NOT MUCH MORE IT CAN DO-- UNTIL THE COMPANY ACTUALLY VIOLATES THE ORDINANCE. Return to index of stories...


MANATEE RESCUED-ONCAM, VO


THIS MORNING WE HAVE AN UP CLOSE LOOK AT A MANATEE RESCUE.

WILDLIFE OFFICERS WERE LOOKING FOR THIS MANATEE AFTER SEVERAL 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 --

THIS MORNING WE'RE LEARNING SHE'S AT THE MIAMI SEAQUARIUM FOR TREATMENT. Return to index of stories...


DEPUTIES RESCUE BULL-TRX, VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

A HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEPUTY SAVED A BULL FROM DROWNING IN THE PALM RIVER.

YOU CAN SEE A WOMAN HOLDING THE EXHAUSTED ANIMAL'S HEAD ABOVE WATER.

IT GOT STUCK IN THE MUD.

CREWS WERE EVENTUALLY ABLE TO PULL IT OUT OF THE MUCK. Return to index of stories...


FL IPAD BAND-ONCAM, NATSVO


TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING MUSIC --

TAKE A LISTEN --

music!!

MEET THE BAND TOUCH.FROM THE UNIVERISTIY OF SOUTH FLORIDA.

THEIR INSTRUMENTS? IPADS.

U-S-F PROFESSORS SAY THEY CAME UP WITH THE IDEA FOUR YEARS AGO Return to index of stories...


FL IPAD BAND-SOTVO


"once I picked the iPad up for the first time as an instrument - it was like learning a whole new instrument."

BUTTED TO

"being able to hear changes, to be able to hear where chords go, to be able to pick out melodies. And if that's the basics, then - really - music can be made on anything."

THE BAND MEMBERS BELIEVE PLAYING WITH APPS ON THE TABLET CAN LOWER THE INITIAL HURDLE FOR MAKING MUSIC. Return to index of stories...


LAGS CELEBRATION OF LIFE-ONCAM, SS, VO, CG


FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF THE LEE COUNTY MAN WHO HELPED BUILD THE HOOOTERS RESTAURANT CHAIN WILL CELEBRATE IS LIFE TODAY.

DAVE LAGESCHULTE, KNOWN AS LAGS, LOST HIS BATTLE WITH CANCER LAST WEEK AT A HOUSTON HOSPTIAL.

LAGS WAS A PARTNER IN OPENING THE FIRST HOOTERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THE ONE ON US 41 FORT MYERS.

AT THE TIME IT WAS ONLY THE FIFTH RESTAURANT IN THE CHAIN.

HE WENT ON TO SERVE AS C-E-O OF 19 RESTAURANTS IN FLORIDA. HE WAS ALSO A BIG SUPPOTER OF MANY NON PROFITS INCLUDING THE IMAGINARIUM AND ACT.

HE WAS 62 YEARS OLD.

THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE CEREMONY WILL BE FROM 4-7 AT THE HOOTERS OF FORT MYERS ON CLEVELAND AVENUE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2 SHOT


TIME RIGHT NOW.

ROAD RAGE ALONG A FLORIDA HIGHWAY TAKES AN UNUSUAL TURN.

That's what you get.all on video buddy."

KARMA GRABS THE WHEEL. WHEN A DRIVE TAILGATES ANOTHER ON A BUSY ROAD.

THE VIRAL VIDEO YOU HAVE TO SEE NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 KARMA ROAD RAGE-SOTVO


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HEADLINES-TC MON


RESCUERS CONTINUE THEIR SEARCH IN WASHINGTON--

LOOKING FOR 90 MISSING PEOPLE-- AFTER LAST WEEK'S MASSIVE MUDSLIDE.

PLUS--

THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING MALAYSIA FLIGHT 370.

WE HAVE THE EMOTIONAL RESPONSE FROM LOVED ONES-- STILL HOLDONG ON TO HOPE.

A JETBLUE FLIGHT ON ITS WAY TO FLORIDA

HAS A RUN IN WITH SOME BIRDS!

THE DAMAGE IT CAUSED-- STRAIGHT AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


WASHINGTON LANDSLIDE-TC MON


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MISSING PLANE-TC MON


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FL BIRD STRIKE-TC MON


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MAIN OPEN-CLIP


SHOW OPEN Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING 2-PLASMA


GOOD MORNING, THANKS FOR JOINING US HERE ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M CLIFTON FRENCH --

WE'LL GET A LOOK AT OUR TOP STORIES IN JUST A MINUTE.

BUT FIRST -- IT'S BEEN A SOGGY START TO THE DAY --

JASON DUNNING JOINS US WITH YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST -- HE'S BEEN TRACKING THESE SHOWERS ALL MORNING --

JASON HOW LONG CAN WE EXPECT THIS RAIN? Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER


Our Saturday will feature some unsettled weather as plentiful moisture combines with an approaching cool front to bring showers and storms to Southwest Florida.

The first phase of rain comes early this morning with scattered showers building in from the Gulf of Mexico. After the initial round of rain through the first half of the morning, we'll likely get a break in the activity through midday, but another band of rain and storms will approach by the afternoon and evening.

A few of these storms could produce gusty winds and frequent lightning, but it appears the primary risk for severe weather today will be across Central Florida.

Aside from rain chances around 60%, it's going to be a warm and breezy day with plenty of clouds and limited sunshine. Despite the lack of sunshine, temperatures should have no trouble reaching the low to mid 80s during the day.

Some showers and storms may linger for the first half of the night, and then we'll see gradual clearing from north to south as the cool front clears Southwest Florida.

Sunday should end up being a really nice day with tons of sun, lower humidity and temperatures only in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees during the afternoon.

Winds will be a factor in our weather tomorrow as a stiff northerly breeze gusts up to 20-30 mph.

Sunday night will be the coolest night of the next seven as temperatures drop to the mid 50s under a mostly clear sky.

The rest of our week is shaping up nicely; it'll be very spring like with plenty of sunshine and highs 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. Return to index of stories...


WASHINGTON LANDSLIDE-TRX, VO IN PLASMA


IT'S BEEN NEARLY A WEEK AFTER A DEADLY LANDSLIDE IN WASHINGTON STATE.

AND AUTHORITIES ARE STILL SEARCHING THROUGH DEBRIS.

OFFICIALS IN RURAL WASHINGTON STATE ARE ASKING FOR PATIENCE

JENNIFER BJORKLUND TELLS US, IT IS SLOW AND DIFFICULT WORK FOR CREWS WHO SPEND THEIR DAY OFTEN WAIST-DEEP IN MUD. Return to index of stories...


WASHINGTON LANDSLIDE-PKG


A HOT MEAL CAN GO A LONG WAY WHEN IT COMES TO COMFORT FOR SEARCH CREWS IN WASHINGTON.

"I would never want to do their job, but I can cook. They're my heroes, they're my heroes."

THEY ARE EXHAUSTED - CHARACTERIZING THE MUD LAYERS LIKE FIBERGLASS;

DRYING MUD INFUSED WITH TREES, BUILDING MATERIALS AND EVERYDAY MATERIALS WASHED OUT OF PEOPLE'S HOMES.

BUT THEY'LL GO THROUGH IT ALL.

"These individuals come in, up to waist deep in mud that they've been going through. They've seen things, that most people, that people shouldn't have to see."

AMONG THE 90 PEOPLE MISSING - AMANDA LENNICK, HAD JUST BOUGHT HER FIRST HOME…

WORKING ON REPAIRS WITH BILL WELSCH SATURDAY - A VIETNAM VETERAN.

STEVE HADAWAY - A MARINE - AND STEVEN NEAL - DAUGHTER CAROLINE HAD TO TELL HIS GRANDCHILDREN.

"Now he is watching over us and he loved you very very much. and that he is always going to be watching after you."

HIS BODY WAS FOUND - SO MANY OTHERS, MISSING - AND CREWS WILL KEEP SEARCHING -

VOLUNTEERS, KEEP OFFERING SUPPORT - UNTIL EVERYONE CAN GO HOME.

"You just put your feelings in a box you know you're going to something awful. And there's time when you're done to cry , and when you're done you cry."

BUT AS LONG AS YOU HAVE WORK TO DO - SHE SAYS, YOU TRY NOT TO.

JENNIFER BJORKLUND NBC NEWS ARLINGTON, WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


WASHINGTON LANDSLIDE-TAG


WASHINGTON GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE IS CALLING FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE THIS MORNING AT 10:37.

-- THE EXACT MOMENT THE LANDSLIDE HIT. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA MISSING PLANE-TRX, TC MON, VO


MORE OBJECTS HAVE BEEN SPOTED IN THE INDIAN OCEAN.

BELIEVED TO BE PIECES OF THE MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINER JET.

CREWS WERE SEARCHING AN AREA APPROXIMATELY 700 MILES NORTH OF THE LOCATION THEY HAD BEEN SEARCHING FOR DEBRIS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN.

NEW ANALYSIS OF RADAR DATA SUGGESTED THE PLANE MAY HAVE BEEN FLYING FASTER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT, BURNING MORE FUEL AND NOT TRAVELING AS FAR AS EARLIER ANALYSIS SUGGESTED. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA MISSING PLANE-SOTVO


S/ Tony Abbott/ Australian Prime Minister:11

"Yesterday was a better day for searching, today I understand is another good day for searching, the weather conditions are benign for that rather inhospitable part of the world."

OBJECTS WERE SPOTTED FLOATING IN THE NEW SEARCH AREA, BUT THEY STILL HAVEN'T BEEN PICKED UP BY A SHIP FOR EXAMINATION. Return to index of stories...


CHRIS CHRISTIE SCANDAL-OTS, SOTVO


THE PORT AUTHORITY DIRECTOR IN CHARGE WHEN THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE SCANDAL BROKE IS NOW OFF THE JOB.

NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT FRIDAY.

IT WAS THE FIRST DAY HE'S TAKEN QUESTIONS FROM REPORTERS SINCE THE SCANDAL IMPLICATED WORKERS IN HIS ADMINISTRATION.

"I received a call from David Samson who informed me that after reviewing the master report, that he completely supports the recommendations laid out for the Port Authority, and that he believes that the best way to start a new year at the Port Authority is with new leadership. In line with that belief, David tendered his resignation."

AN INVESTIGATION COMMISSIONED BY CHRISTIE'S OFFICE HAS CLEARED CHRISTIE OF ANY WRONGDOING. Return to index of stories...


HEALTHCARE DEADLINE-WIPE, VOTOPS


THE NEW HEALTH CARE WEBSITE IS UP AND RUNNINIG AFTER IT HAD TO BE SHUT DOWN FOR A LOG-IN ISSUE

THE DEADLINE TO AT LEAST START THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS IS MONDAY.

SO FAR- SIX MILLION AMERICANS HAVE ENROLLED.

SOME PEOPLE SAY THEY CAN'T AFFORD HEALTH INSURANCE. Return to index of stories...


HEALTHCARE DEADLINE-SOTVO


Robert Laszewski / President Health Policy and Strategy Associates

"A family of four making 59,000 dollars a year still has to pay 5 thousand dollars a year net of subsidies. How many people making that kind of money have that much money in their checking account? "

JUST 26 PERCENT OF AMERICANS SUPPORT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, ACCORDING TO A NEW A-P POLL.

THAT'S THE LOWEST APPROVAL YET. Return to index of stories...


FL GAY MARRIAGE-TRX, ONCAM, VO


A GROUP OF PEOPLE AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE IS ATTEMPTING TO INTERVENE IN A

RECENT LAWSUIT THAT ASKS A JUDGE TO OVERTURN FLORIDA'S GAY-MARRIAGE BAN.

THE GROUP FILED A MOTION TO BE PRESENT IN THE CASE AND ARGUE AGAINST IT.

IN JANUARY, SIX SAME-SEX COUPLES SUED FLORIDA, CALLING THE BAN ON GAY

MARRIAGE UNCONSTITUTIONAL - BECAUSE IT DENIES EQUAL PROTECTION TO SOME

UNIONS.

BUT THE GROUP TODAY CLAIMS - THE COURTS CANNOT UNDO THE 2008 MARRIAGE

AMENDMENT FLORIDA VOTERS PUT IN THE STATE CONSTITUTION. Return to index of stories...


FL GAY MARRIAGE-SOTVO


26:09 The political question doctrine removes from the courts certain issues

of public policy that are just incapable of judicial determination. And we

argue same sex marriage is one such issue.

THE ORIGINAL CASE WAS FILED IN DADE COUNTY COURT IN JANUARY. THERE ARE NO

HEARINGS YET FILED.

Alexander Alfano/Attorney 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 NEWSPAPER REPORTED THIS WEEK THAT SCOTT WANTED TO TIE THE PAY OF STATE EMPLOYEES TO THEIR PERFORMANCE, AND THAT INCLUDED TROOPERS.

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


FL SCHOOL VOUCHERS-WIPE, VOTOPS


THE FLORIDA HOUSE EDUCATION PANEL APPROVED A PLAN THAT COULD DOUBLE THE SIZE OF FLORIDA'S PRIVATE-SCHOOL VOUCHER PLAN.

LAWMAKERS COMBINED TWO PROPOSALS, AND AGREED TO EXPAND THE STATE'S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILLITIES.

THEY WILL ALSO INCREASE A TAX CREDIT TO SEND LOW ENCOME STUDENTS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS.

DEMOCRATS OPPOSED THE LEGISLATION -- SAYING THE PLAN WILL TAKE AWAY FROM PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING. Return to index of stories...


FL KARMA ROAD RAGE-2 SHOT


A VIDEO OF ROAD RAGE IN TAMPA IS GOING VIRAL THIS MORNING --

IT SHOWS A MAN IN A TRUCK TAILGATING A WOMAN IN HER CAR --

YOU WONT BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT --

JACQUELINE INGLES SHOWS US WHAT HAPPENED NEXT. Return to index of stories...


FL KARMA ROAD RAGE-PKG


"He just started tailgating me and I am looking in my mirrors and I am like, dude what is going on?"

BEHIND HER--IN THIS BIG BLACK PICKUP TRUCK -IS JEFFREY WHITE.

AND WHILE THE 33 YEAR OLD IS NOT TALKING TONIGHT---HE DOES KNOW HOW TO EXPRESS HIS FEELINGS.

"I did even realize he shot a bird at me until after the video because I was focused on the road."

THIS FEMALE DRIVER DOESN'T WANT HER NAME USED---

BUT MORE THAN ONE MILLION PEOPLE GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH HER TONIGHT BY HER YOUTUBE USERNAME--FLORIDA DRIVER.

THAT'S BECAUSE HER NORMALLY MUNDANE DRIVE TO WORK MONDAY IS TURNING HEADS--ONLINE.

SHE RECORDED A TWO MINUTE VIDEO OF A ROAD RAGE INCIDENT SHE WAS INVOLVED IN----THEN POSTED IT ONLINE FOR HER CO-WORKERS TO SEE--DUBBING IT RED NECK ROAD RAGE--INSTANT KARMA.

SHE INSISTS THOUGH SHE NEVER PUT HERSELF OR OTHERS DRIVERS IN DANGER.

"I pulled out the phone.driving with one hand, focusing on the road, focusing on my mirrors and i just kinda held up the phone."

SHE TOLD ABC ACTION NEWS SHE WAS GOING THE SPEED LIMIT ON U.S 41 IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY--OTHER CARS PREVENTING HER FROM GETTING OVER TO LET WHITE BY.

BUT VIEWERS ARE QUESTIONING THIS---WATCH AS SHE SPEEDS UP WHEN WHITE FIRST TRIES TO PULL IN FRONT OF HER.

"I sped up because the speed limit went up."

IT'S AFTER HIS SECOND ATTEMPT TO CUT HER OFF THAT WHITE CRASHED--TAKING OUT A LIGHT POLE!

"nats of crash."

"That's what you get.all on video buddy Return to index of stories...


FL KARMA ROAD RAGE-TAG


AS OF THIS MORNING.

THE VIDEO HAS MORE THAN 6 POINT 5 MILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBE AFTER JUST TWO DAYS. Return to index of stories...


FL SEX OFFENDER ON THE LOOSE-ONCAM, SS,


A MAN ACCUSED OF RAPING THREE CHILDREN IS IS BEHIND BARS THIS MORNING

PINELLAS PARK POLICE SAY THEY MADE CONTACT WITH 25-YEAR-OLD JESSE SAWYER JR. EARLIER THIS MONTH.

BUT RELEASED HIM BECAUSE THE PAPERWORK WAS NOT IN ORDER.

THE FBI CONFIRMED THE ARREST WARRANT-BUT SAWYER HAD DISSAPPEARED.

DEPUTIES WERE ABLE TO CONVINCE SAWYER TO SURRENDER. Return to index of stories...


FAMU BAND MEMBER-ONCAM, SS(2), TAG


THE FIRST JAIL SENTENCE IS HANDED DOWN IN THE 2011 HIGH-PROFILE HAZING DEATH OF A DRUM MAJOR AT FLORIDA A&M.

JESSIE BASKIN WAS SENTENCED TO ALMOST 1 YEAR IN COUNTY JAIL, FIVE YEARS PROBATION AND 300 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE.

HE WAS FACING NINE YEARS IN PRISON AFTER PLEADING NO CONTEST TO MANSLAUGHTER.

INVESTIGATORS SAY ROBERT CHAMPION WAS BEATEN TO DEATH DURING A HAZING RITUAL.

IT HAPPENED ON A BUS PARKED OUTSIDE AN ORLANDO HOTEL.

SEVEN OTHER BAND MEMBERS HAVE BEEN SENTENCED TO PROBATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICE.

ONE OTHER IS WAITING TO HEAR, IF HE'LL SERVE JAIL TIME. Return to index of stories...


FL BIRDSTRIKE-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PICTURE.

A JET BLUE FLIGHT HEADED TO WEST PALM BEACH SMASHED INTO A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS-

TEARING A HOLE IN THE FRONT OF THE JET.

IT HAPPENED JUST A FEW MINUTES AFTER TAKE-OFF IN NEW YORK FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

TROOPERS ARE CRACKING DOWN ON INTERSTATE 75.

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

MORE ON THE INITATIVE. TO KEEP YOU ALIVE ON I-75

PLUS.

A WARNING FOR TAX PAYERS THIS MORNING.

A NEW SCAM OUT TO GET YOUR TAX RETURN.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE IT HAPPENS TO YOU Return to index of stories...


TZ4 STAY ALIVE ON I75-VO WIPE


Return to index of stories...

TZ4 IRS SCAMS-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-TOSS, BOXES


BREAKING NEWS OUT OF LEE COUNTY.

NBC-2 IS ON THE SCENE OF A VIOLENT HOME INVASION IN FORT MYERS.

OFFICIALS SAY A MAN ASSAULTED A WOMAN -- WE'RE LEARNING, SHE IS NOW IN THE HOSPITAL.

NBC-2'S LINDSEY FRY HAS BEEN ON SCENE ALL MORNING LONG GATHERING THE LATEST DETAILS.

LINDSEY Return to index of stories...


LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-LIVE


Return to index of stories...

LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-VO, SS


Return to index of stories...

THE ERASER CHALLENGE-VO IN PLASMA


THERE'S A NEW TREND AMONG MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS THAT INVOLVES A PENCIL'S ERASER.

AS BRAD DRAZEN REPORTS, STUDENTS ARE SCARRING THEMSELVES IN A CHALLENGE THAT SEEMS HARMLESS BUT CAN BE DANGEROUS. Return to index of stories...


THE ERASER CHALLENGE-PKG


--PKG--

IN THE BUSTLING HALLWAYS OF BETHEL MIDDLE SCHOOL. THERE'S A NEW CONCERN.

IT'S CALLED ABC ERASER CHALLENGE. KIDS RUBBING ERASERS UP AND DOWN THEIR ARM WHILE SAYING THE ALPHABET.

"Not just ABCDE but they;re coming up with words in between: A apple, B boy and so forth all the way to Z and then at the end they show their friends: what does it look like, how far did they go. How big is the mark?"

PRINCIPAL DEREK MUHAREM SAYS ABOUT A DOZEN BOYS AND GIRLS HAVE BEEN SEEN BY THE NURSE FOR INJURIES FROM THE CHALLENGE. IT'S ENOUGH OF A RED FLAG TO PROMPT HIM TO EMAIL THIS LETTER TO PARENTS.

ELISA VOLPATI HAS A SON AT BETHEL MIDDLE.

"I'm very glad the school makes up aware of things but on the other hand they have to edit what they're telling us and what the kids are actually hearing. Because the kids are getting emails just like the parents are obviously."

"You really have to guide them through making good decisions."

COUNSELOR AMANDA KIRK SAYS THE ERASER CHELLENGE IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF ADOLESCENTS PUSHING THE ENVELOPE.

"It is developmentally appropriate for teens to try things experiment and maybe take some risks which is why is so important for parents to be aware and to look for these things."

PEER PRESSURE IS ONE CONCERN. HEALTH IS ANOTHER.

"Because they're using erasers, and they're breaking the skin, sharing erasers with a friend. And then who know what's out there, blood on the eraser, you can get an infection that way."

ELISA VOLPATI SAYS WHILE SHE IS CONCERNED, SHE REALIZES IT'S ANOTHER PART OF RAISING A TEEN.

"Kids are experimenting. back when I was a kid we were doing those sort of things. Obviously it's just another one of those things we as parents have to watch out for." Return to index of stories...


THE ERASER CHALLENGE-TAG


ADMINISTRATORS FROM OTHER CONNECTICUT SCHOOLS SAY THEY'VE HEARD STUDENTS TALK ABOUT THE ERASER CHALLENGE.

THEY SAY THEY'RE CONCERNED AND HAVE TOLD TEACHERS TO KEEP AN EYE OUT. Return to index of stories...


GMA SCAM ARTISTS-ONCAM


NOW TO A THE COUPLE WHO INSISTED ON BEING CALLED LORD AND LADY. BUT AUTHORITIES SAY THERE WASN'T ANYTHING NOBLE ABOUT THEM.

THEY'RE ACCUSED OF RIPPING OFF WELFARE. WHILE LIVING A LIFE OF LUXURY. FILLED WITH YACHTS AND FANCY HOMES. AND NOW THEY'RE ON THE RUN.

RYAN SMITH IS HERE WITHDETAILS. Return to index of stories...


GMA SCAM ARTISTS-PKG


A SELF-PROCLAIMED LORD AND LADY ON THE RUNACCORDING TO THEM.HE'S AN HEIR

TO SCOTTISH NOBILITY.

MINNESOTA AUTHORITIES, ACCUSING ANDREA AND COLIN CHISHOLM THE THIRD, OF

DEFRAUDING THE GOVERNMENT BY COLLECTING OVER ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN

THOUSAND DOLLARS IN WELFARE, MEDICAL ASSISTANCEEVEN FOOD STAMPS, ALL THE

WHILE ALLEGEDLY LIVING IT UP IN THIS MILLION DOLLAR MANSION.

SOT: MIKE FREEMAN, HENNEPIN COUNTY ATTORNEY

"Mr.sorry. Lord and Lady Chisholm the third, are fraudsters of the first

degree."

INVESTIGATORS SAY A MAJOR SCAM. RIVALING THAT OF THE MOVIE AMERICAN

HUSTLE

Amy Adams: "Lady Edith Greensly. It's so good to see you again."

Christian Bale: "These were the roles we were meant to play."

THEIR ALLEGED WEB OF DECEIT SPANNING SOME SEVEN YEARS ACROSS TWO STATES.

ACCORDING TO THIS COMPLAINT FILED WITH THE COURTFIRST COLLECTING FROM

MINNESOTA, THEN FLORIDA.AND FOR ABOUT A YEARRECEIVING BENEFITS FROM BOTH

STATES AT THE SAME TIME!

IN 2005, AUTHORITIES SAY THEY STARTED RECEIVING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AFTER

CLAIMING THEY LIVING WITH ANDREA'S MOM IN MINNEAPOLIS ACCORDING TO

INVESTIGATORS THEY WERE INSTEAD LIVING ON THIS $1.2 MILLION YACHT IN FLORIDA

.

SOT: MIKE FREEMAN, HENNEPIN COUNTY ATTORNEY

"These folks ripped off the system"

THOUGH THE CHISHOLMS AT ONE POINT CLAIMED THEY HAD ONLY 80 DOLLARS TO THEIR

NAME. THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT TALLIES UP MILLIONS GOING INTO BANK

ACCOUNTS, AND A SPENDING HABIT. THAT INCLUDED $23,000 WORTH OF PLANE

TICKETS, CELL PHONE BILLS AND FINE DININGIN JUST ONE MONTH.

SOT: MIKE FREEMAN, HENNEPIN COUNTY ATTORNEY

"This office is going to do every darn thing we can do to make sure these

people do hard time. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


FORECAST OPEN Return to index of stories...


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.

Our Saturday will feature some unsettled weather as plentiful moisture combines with an approaching cool front to bring showers and storms to Southwest Florida.

The first phase of rain comes early this morning with scattered showers building in from the Gulf of Mexico. After the initial round of rain through the first half of the morning, we'll likely get a break in the activity through midday, but another band of rain and storms will approach by the afternoon and evening.

A few of these storms could produce gusty winds and frequent lightning, but it appears the primary risk for severe weather today will be across Central Florida.

Aside from rain chances around 60%, it's going to be a warm and breezy day with plenty of clouds and limited sunshine. Despite the lack of sunshine, temperatures should have no trouble reaching the low to mid 80s during the day.

Some showers and storms may linger for the first half of the night, and then we'll see gradual clearing from north to south as the cool front clears Southwest Florida.

Sunday should end up being a really nice day with tons of sun, lower humidity and temperatures only in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees during the afternoon.

Winds will be a factor in our weather tomorrow as a stiff northerly breeze gusts up to 20-30 mph.

Sunday night will be the coolest night of the next seven as temperatures drop to the mid 50s under a mostly clear sky.

The rest of our week is shaping up nicely; it'll be very spring like with plenty of sunshine and highs in the mid 80s. Return to index of stories...


STAY ALIVE ON I75-TRX, SSTOPS, TC MON


FROM FLORIDA TO MICHIGAN- TROOPERS WILL HAVE THEIR ATTENTION ON INTERSTATE 75.

SIX STATES LAUNCHED AN INITIATIVE CRACKING DOWN ON AGGRESSIVE DRIVERS THIS WEEKEND.

AS NBC2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN REPORTS -- THE GOAL IS TO KEEP PEOPLE ALIVE -- Return to index of stories...


STAY ALIVE ON I75-PKG


Nats- traffic

IT DIDNT TAKE LONG.

17:54:27 I just got one at 84 mph

A FEW MINUTES AFTER SETTING UP ON I-75 NEAR CORKSCREW- A DRIVER SPEEDS BY.

Nats- he's one car ahead of us

LIGHTS ON AND IT'S TIME TO TRACK HIM DOWN.

Nats- speed looks like speed

I-75 IS BASICALLY TROOPER GEORGE SMYRNIOS's OFFICE.

AND THIS WEEKEND TROOPERS LIKE HIM WILL BE OUT IN FULL FORCE.

Nats- presser

FHP KICKED OFF THE THE STAY ALIVE ON 75 CAMPAIGN TODAY.

Lt. Greg Bueno, FHP

00:03:09 at the end of the day, it's public awareness that we're

trying to bring to the forefront here.

TROOPERS AND POLICE ACROSS SIX STATES ARE TARGETING THE ROADWAY-

ISSUING TICKETS AND REMINDING DRIVERS TO FOLLOW THE RULES.

Callie Nelson, Driver

00:32:15 I knew he was pulling me over. As soon as he pulled over I knew.

SMYRNIOS CLOCKED CALLIE NELSON AT 88 MILES AN HOUR.

SHE ADMITS SHE WAS DISTRACTED

Callie Nelson, Driver

00:33:03 I was actually just putting my lipstick on as I looked down

and saw I was going 88 miles per hour. 00:33:07

TROOPERS HOPE A $251 TICKET WILL REMIND HER TO FOLLOW THE RULES.

Christopher Fira, Driver

00:28:33 working. I'm trying to get to places as fast as I can. 00:28:36

TODAY CHRISTOPHER FIRA GOT A WARNING- HE NORMALLY SPEEDS ON THE

HIGHWAY AND SAYS HE'S NOT THE ONLY ONE.

Christopher Fira, Driver

00:28:10 a lot of people are in a hurry, I can tell you that much. 00:28:13

WITH EVERY PERSON HE PULLS OVER- SMYRNIOS HOPES TO CHANGE THAT

MINDSET- ENSURING WE ALL ARRIVE ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


STAY ALIVE ON I75-OTS


CHARLIE KEEGAN REPORTING.

TROOPERS WILL DO THIS ON THREE MORE WEEKENDS THIS YEAR.

ADVICE TO DRIVERS -- DON'T SPEED, DON'T TAILGATE AND DON'T BE DISTRACTED. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA UNEMPLOYMENT-ONCAM, CG


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

A REPORT 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...


CANDIDATE FORUM-ONCAM, SS


CANDIDATES FIGHTING TO FILL FORMER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL'S SEAT WILL BE IN LEE COUNTY THIS AFTERNOON--TAKING YOUR QUESTIONS!

THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITIZENS ALLIANCE IS HOSTING A DISTRICT 19 CANDIDATE FORUM AT THE RIVERSIDE CHURCH IN FORT MYERS.

YOU CAN HEAR THE REPUBLICAN CANIDATES' POSITIONS ON CERTAIN ISSUES.

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


SWEETBAYS TO WINN DIXIES-TRX, VOTOPS


OLD SWEETBAY GROCERY STORES ARE NOW WINN DIXIES

WE STOPPED BY THE ONE IN NAPLES ON VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD.

THIS ONE AND NINE OTHER LOCAL STORES WERE CLOSED FOR ABOUT A WEEK DURING THE TRANSITION. Return to index of stories...


IRS SCAMS-OTS, TRX


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-PKG


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. Return to index of stories...


IRS SCAMS-TAG


MATT WRIGHT REPORTING.

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. Return to index of stories...


GAS PRICES-ONCAM, CG, TAG, BNR


GAS PRICES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA KEEP GOING UP.

TRIPLE A SAYS WE'RE PAYING AN AVERAGE OF 3-70 IN THE FORT MYERS CAPE CORAL AREA.

THAT'S UP NICE CENTS SINCE LAST FRIDAY.

AND 20 CENTS MORE THAN A MONTH AGO.

STATEWIDE GAS IS 3.62

AND THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IS 3.54

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...


GM RECALL-OTS


NEW PROBLEMS FOR GENERAL MOTORS.

THE AUTOMAKER IS ADDING MORE THAN 800-THOUSAND CARS TO ITS IGNITION SWITCH RECALL.

THE CARS AFFECTED INCLUDE THE CHEVY COBALT, H-H-R, PONTIAC G-5, SOLSTICE, SATURN ION AND SKY.

THE RECALL NOW INCLUDES *ALL MODEL YEARS OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLES. Return to index of stories...


ALLI RECALL-TRX, VOTOPS


WE HAVE AN NBC2 CONSUMER ALERT FOR THOSE OF YOU TAKING A POPULAR WEIGHT LOSS PILL.

THE MAKER OF ALLY IS RECALLING ALL OF ITS PRODUCTS.

THE COMPANY SAYS IT APPEARS SOME PACKAGES WERE TAMPERED WITH-

AND MAY CONTAIN A PRODUCT THAT'S NOT ALLY.

DO NOT TAKE THE DRUG IF YOU HAVE ANY SUSPICIONS YOUR BOTTLE LOOKS LIKE IT WAS EVER OPENED. Return to index of stories...


WALMART SUES VISA-ONCAM,V O


WALMART IS SUING VISA FOR FIFTEEN BILLION DOLLARS.

THE RETAIL GIANT ACCUSES VISA OF CONSPIRING WITH BANKS TO FIX THE PRICES OF PROCESSING FEES.

THEY'RE THE FEES CREDIT CARDS CHARGE A MERCHANT EVERY TIME YOU SWIPE YOUR CARD.

WAL-MART SAYS IT'S COST THEM AT LEAST FIVE *BILLION* DOLLARS.

NOW IT'S SEEKING THREE TIMES THAT IN DAMAGES.

SOME CREDIT CARD COMPANIES SETTLED A SIMILAR SEVEN BILLION DOLLAR COMPLAINT WITH OTHER RETAILERS IN 2012. Return to index of stories...


LIME PRICES-VOTOPS


FOR THOSE CITRUS LOVERS -- THE COST OF A LIME IS ON THE RISE --

LIMES COST MORE THAN DOUBLE WHAT THEY DID JUST A YEAR AGO.

LAST YEAR ONE LIME ABOUT 21 CENTS.

NOW -- YOU'LL PAY ABOUT 53-CENTS.

MOST LIMES COME FROM MEXICO -- WHERE RAIN, COLD AND DISEASE HAVE ALL BUT WIPED OUT THE CROP.

RESTAURANT MANAGERS SAY YOU CAN EXPECT SOME CHANGES. Return to index of stories...


LIME PRICES-SOTVO


"if it continues to be a problem in the prices of limes, then we are definitely going to charge up on our margaritas"

SOME OWNERS OF MEXICAN RESTARAUNTS SAY LIMES ARE A THIRD OF ALL THEIR INGREDIENTS. Return to index of stories...


MCDONALDS COFFEE-VOTOPS


THE FAST FOOD BREAKFAST WARS ARE HEATING UP.

MCDONALD'S IS GIVING AWAY FREE COFFEE TO ITS CUSTOMERS STARTING MONDAY UNTIL APRIL 13TH.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AS TACO BELL ROLLS OUT ADS TO PROMOTE ITS NEW BREAKFAST MENU, WHICH INCLUDES A WAFFLE TACO. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK CONNECTIVITY LAB-ONCAM, VO


FACEBOOK HAS UNVIELED A NEW SERVICE THIS WEEK.

IT'S CALLED THE CONNECTIVITY LAB.

IT'S PART OF THE COMPANY'S COMMITMENT TO "INTERNET DOT ORG".

A GLOBAL GROUP OF COMPANIES WORKING TO BRING THE INTERNET TO PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE IT.

THE PEOPLE AT THE "CONNECTIVITY LAB" ARE CREATING NEW TECHNOLOGIES. AND AIRCRAFT. TO DELIVER INTERNET SERVICE TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD. Return to index of stories...


MASSIVE STUDENT DEBT-VOTOPS


AMERICANS' STUDENT DEBT NOW STANDS AT ONE "TRILLION" DOLLARS.

AND THEY MIGHT NEVER CATCH UP FINANCIALLY TO PEERS WHO GRADUATE DEBT-FREE.

RESEARCHERS SAY STUDENT DEBT IS CONTRIBUTING TO THE COUNTRY'S GROWING WEALTH GAP.

THEY SAY PEOPLE WHO GRADUATE COLLEGE WITH DEBT SPEND YEARS PAYING IT OFF.

INSTEAD OF PUTTING THEIR EARNINGS INTO INVESTMENTS, RETIREMENT, OR BUYING A HOME. Return to index of stories...


RESUME WORDS-ONCAM, SS(2)


HAVE YOU MADE A RESUME LATELY?

YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK IT AGAIN, EXPERTS ARE OUT WITH A LIST OF BEST WORDS TO USE AND THOSE TO AVOID.

CAREER BUILDER DOT COM ASKED HIRING MANAGERS THEIR OPINIONS.

THOSE EMPLOYERS ENCOURAGED JOB-SEEKERS TO AVOID TERMS LIKE "GO-GETTER", "THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX," "SYNERGY," AND "GO-TO" PERSON.

THE WORDS THEY WANT TO SEE INCLUDE ACHIEVED, IMPROVED, TRAINED, MANAGED.

THE REPORT FOUND 68-PERCENT OF HIRING MANAGERS RESPONDING - SPEND TWO MINUTES OR LESS REVIEWING EACH RÉSUMÉ. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

YOU ARE WATCHING NBC TWO NEWS TODAY.

STRAIGHT AHEAD, YOUR TOP STORIES AND BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT.

PLUS AN UPDATED LOOK AT YOUR FORECAST WITH METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNING. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING 3-2 SHOT-PUSH


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME BACK TO THE FINAL HALF HOUR OF NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M CHRISTY ANDREWS.

AND I'M CLIFTON FRENCH

WE'LL HAVE YOUR TOP STORIES OF THE DAY IN JUST ONE MINUTE.

BUT FIRST YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST WITH METEOROLOGIST, JASON DUNNING. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER


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.Our Saturday will feature some unsettled weather as plentiful moisture combines with an approaching cool front to bring showers and storms to Southwest Florida.

The first phase of rain comes early this morning with scattered showers building in from the Gulf of Mexico. After the initial round of rain through the first half of the morning, we'll likely get a break in the activity through midday, but another band of rain and storms will approach by the afternoon and evening.

A few of these storms could produce gusty winds and frequent lightning, but it appears the primary risk for severe weather today will be across Central Florida.

Aside from rain chances around 60%, it's going to be a warm and breezy day with plenty of clouds and limited sunshine. Despite the lack of sunshine, temperatures should have no trouble reaching the low to mid 80s during the day.

Some showers and storms may linger for the first half of the night, and then we'll see gradual clearing from north to south as the cool front clears Southwest Florida.

Sunday should end up being a really nice day with tons of sun, lower humidity and temperatures only in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees during the afternoon.

Winds will be a factor in our weather tomorrow as a stiff northerly breeze gusts up to 20-30 mph.

Sunday night will be the coolest night of the next seven as temperatures drop to the mid 50s under a mostly clear sky.

The rest of our week is shaping up nicely; it'll be very spring like with plenty of sunshine and highs in the mid 80s. Return to index of stories...


ARCADIA MURDER 911 CALL-trxSOT,SS


WE BEGIN WITH DEVELOPING NEWS OUT OF ARCADIA.

A MAN IS IN JAIL -- ACCUSED OF BEATING HIS FATHER TO DEATH.

KARL BURNHAM JUST APPEARED BEFORE THE JUDGE IN THE LAST FEW MINUTES.

NBC-2 HAS CONFIRMED NO BOND WILL BE SET.

THIS MORNING WE'RE ALSO HEARING THE 9-1-1- CALL --

WE MUST WARN YOU- THE CALLER IS THE VICTIM'S DAUGHTER AND AS YOU'LL HEAR-

SHE'S VERY UPSET.

Daughter:"Hurry hurry I need an ambulance out here. Oh my god my mom and dad are laying on the floor."

DESOTO COUNTY DEPUTIES BELIEVE HE VICIOUSLY ATTACKED BOTH HIS PARENTS AND THEN TOOK OFF TO ORANGE COUNTY.

HIS SISTER ALSO THINKS IT WAS HIM. Return to index of stories...


ARCADIA MURDER 911 CALL-SOTVO,OC


Daughter:"I just came home from work, they're all spralled out. There's blood everywhere. My brother stole the car and jumped on them."

Dispatcher: "do you think your brother did this"?

Daughter: "I know he did."

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

HE SPENT 22 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SECOND DEGREE MURDER.

FAMILY MEMBERS TELL US GEORGE BURNHAM, THE VICTIM, WORKED FOR THE DESOTO

COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

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


CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE-TRX, ONCAM, VO


DEVELOPING AS YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING.

A MAGNITUDE FIVE-POINT-ONE EARTHQUAKE HAS STRUCK THE LOS ANGELES AREA.

THE QUAKE HIT AFTER 9-P-M AND WAS CENTERED IN ORANGE COUNTY.

THE U-S GEOLOGICAL SURVEY REPORTS MORE THAN TWO DOZEN AFTERSHOCKS WERE RECORDED.

TWO SMALLER FORESHOCKS WERE ALSO FELT IN NEARBY LA HABRA EARLIER FRIDAY NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE-SOTVO


"Everyone just stood still and were like is that happening is that an

earthquake"

A MAGNITUDE FOUR-POINT-FOUR QUAKE STRUCK THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY JUST LAST WEEK. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL CRASH-OTS, VO


THIS MORNING WE ARE WORKING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A SERIOUS CRASH IN CAPE CORAL.

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT AROUND NINE --

WE'RE TOLD A MOTORCYCLE AND CAR CRASHED NEAR CORAL LAKES AND DEL PRADO BLVDS.

OUR CREW ON SCENE TOLD US THEY SAW A BODY BEING LOADED UP INTO THE CORORNERS VAN.

COUNT ON N-B-C-2 TO BRING YOU NEW INFORMATION AS SOON AS WE GET IT. Return to index of stories...


SPRING BREAK CRASH-ONCAM, SS(2)


TWO BARRON COLLIER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WERE INJURED IN A CRASH DURING SPRING BREAK --

ONE'S INJURIES SO SEVERE PARAMEDICS HAD TO AMPUTATE HIS LEG.

OUR NEWS PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS SAY --

NICK HEALEY WAS A PASSENGER IN THAT CAR HEADING NORTH ON 75 NEAR MACON GEORGIA WHEN THEY CRASHED SUNDAY.

CAMERON CONROY SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES AND IS BACK IN NAPLES.

TROOPERS SAY A TIRE BLEW --

SENDING THE CAR CRASHING INTO A GUARDRAIL -- AND THEN OVERTURNING IN THE MIDDLE LANE. Return to index of stories...


SHORES CRASH-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING WE HAVE NEW VIDEO OF A 3-CAR CRASH THAT SENT THREE PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

IT HAPPENED IN ALONG STATE ROAD 80 IN FORT MYERS SHORES.

EMERGENCY OFFICIALS TELL NBC2, ONE PERSON HAS LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.

THE OTHER TWO PATIENTS ARE EXPECTED TO SURVIVE. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN ARREST-TRX, SSTOPS


NEIGHBORS ARE HORRIFIED AFTER A NORTH FORT MYERS MAN WAS ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES.

SPECIAL INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY FOUND THE DISTURBING PICTURES ON JESUS SALAS COMPUTERS.

THEY TOOK EVIDENCE FROM ALL OVER THE PROPERTY.

NEIGHBORS SAY THEY TOOK THINGS OUT OF THE SHED TOO. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL CRASH-OTS, VO


THIS MORNING WE ARE WORKING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A SERIOUS CRASH IN CAPE CORAL.

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT AROUND NINE --

WE'RE TOLD A MOTORCYCLE AND CAR CRASHED NEAR CORAL LAKES AND DEL PRADO BLVDS.

OUR CREW ON SCENE TOLD US THEY SAW A BODY BEING LOADED UP INTO THE CORORNERS VAN.

COUNT ON N-B-C-2 TO BRING YOU NEW INFORMATION AS SOON AS WE GET IT. Return to index of stories...


SPRING BREAK CRASH-ONCAM, SS(2)


TWO BARRON COLLIER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WERE INJURED IN A CRASH DURING SPRING BREAK --

ONE'S INJURIES SO SEVERE PARAMEDICS HAD TO AMPUTATE HIS LEG.

OUR NEWS PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS SAY --

NICK HEALEY WAS A PASSENGER IN THAT CAR HEADING NORTH ON 75 NEAR MACON GEORGIA WHEN THEY CRASHED SUNDAY.

CAMERON CONROY SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES AND IS BACK IN NAPLES.

TROOPERS SAY A TIRE BLEW --

SENDING THE CAR CRASHING INTO A GUARDRAIL -- AND THEN OVERTURNING IN THE MIDDLE LANE. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN ARREST-SOTVO


Lisa Driggers

Neighbor

4:12when kids are playing in the water hose you let them go out in the diaper and all that but phhhss i dont know thats scary real scary 4:23

INVESTIGATORS SAY SALAS WAS DOWNLOADING AND SHARING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY THAT CONTAINED KIDS OF ALL AGES.

THEY'RE STILL LOOKING THROUGH EVIDENCE TO DETERMINE IF HE WAS PRODUCING IT TOO. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN DECAL-ONCAM, VO


A FOLLOW-UP TO A STORY NBC2 AT 11 FIRST BROUGHT YOU.

CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE REPORTING A NEW CASE OF SOMEONE GETTING THEIR TAG REGISTRATION DECAL STOLEN.

CAPE POLICE GET MORE THAN A HUNDRED REPORTS A YEAR LIKE THIS.

THE LATEST VICTIM REPORTED *HIS STOLEN, THIS WEEK.

POLICE CONSTANTLY CHECK LICENSE PLATES-- TRYING TO PUT THE BRAKES ON THIS PROBLEM.

WHILE SOME DRIVERS ARE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM, OTHERS PLANE TO DOUBLE CHECK THEIR PLATE. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN DECAL-SOTVO


SOT

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. "

SOT

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. "

RENEWAL PRICES VARY --

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...


SOUTH LEE HOSPITAL DENIED-TRX, OTS, VO


A PLAN TO EXPAND LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEMS INTO ESTERO AND BONITA SPRINGS HITS A ROAD BLOCK.

A JUDGE HAS MADE THE RECOMMENDATION TO DENY LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEMS APPLICATION FOR A NEW HOSPITAL IN SOUTH LEE COUNTY.

THIS RULING IS NOT SET IN STONE.

FLORIDA'S AGENCY FOR HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION NOW HAS 45 DAYS TO MAKE THE FINAL CALL.

LEE MEMORIAL IS HOPING TO BUILD THIS NEW 80-BED HOSPITAL JUST NORTH OF COCONUT POINT MALL ESTERO.

THEY SAY THAT AREA HAS A GROWING SENIOR POPULATION.

AND THE NEAREST HOSPITAL IS 10 MILES AWAY. Return to index of stories...


SHORES CRASH-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING WE HAVE NEW VIDEO OF A 3-CAR CRASH THAT SENT THREE PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

IT HAPPENED IN ALONG STATE ROAD 80 IN FORT MYERS SHORES.

EMERGENCY OFFICIALS TELL NBC2, ONE PERSON HAS LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.

THE OTHER TWO PATIENTS ARE EXPECTED TO SURVIVE. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY TRAFFIC-2 SHOT eANIBOX


TRAFFIC IS ONE OF THE FRUSTRATING PARTS OF THE DAY FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.

NOW, LEE COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE ASKING FOR IDEAS ON HOW TO SHAVE TIME OFF YOUR COMMUTE.

NBC 2'S TY RUSSELL HAS THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY TRAFFIC-PKG


BUMPER TO BUMPER.

6:8:20-6:8:22 "It's more stop than go." George Tent/motorist

GEORGE TENT IS ONE OF MANY DRIVERS IN LEE COUNTY FAMILIAR WITH

THE BRAKE PEDAL.

6:8:14-6:8:18 "Every night trying to get over the Cape Coral bridge,

it's crazy."George Tent/motorist

PEOPLE HEADING TO CAPE CORAL DURING RUSH KNOW COLONIAL BOULEVARD ALL TOO WELL -- AND THE PARKING LOT IT CAN BECOME.

TENT BLAMES THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS FOR THE SLOW DRIVE.

6:8:29-6:8:30 "You catch every one coming back."

DONALD SCOTT IS WITH THE LEE COUNTY METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION OR MPO.

HE'S HEARD MANY DRIVERS COMPLAIN ABOUT LONG RED LIGHTS.

5:56:48-5:56:51 Donald Scott/ MPO Executive Director "There only so

much time you can do that's going to back up in either direction when

there are too many cars going through an intersection."

BUT MPO WORKERS ARE TEAMING UP WITH TRAFFIC ENGINEERS.

THEY WANT TO HEAR FROM DRIVERS, BIKE RIDERS, AND PEDESTRIANS ON WHAT

MAKES THEIR BLOOD BOIL.

6:53:35-5:53:42 "We are doing a traffic survey. Essentially, we send

them out every year about this time of year."

Donald Scott/ MPO Executive Director

IT'S A QUICK SURVEY ONLINE.

MPO WORKERS THEN TAKE THIS INFO.

THIS HELPS PLAN OUT SHORT AND LONG TERM ROAD PROJECTS.

5:58:30-5:58:36 "We also take whatever. We ask as part of that what

does the driver think a solution is."

SOME MOTORISTS DONT MIND THE SLOW DOWNS.

Alvin Hazelton/ motorist "It's tough but we got to deal with it."

6:13:02-6:13:04

WHILE OTHERS BELIEVE THE MAIN ISSUE IS DURING SEASON.

"A lot of the tourists don't know where they are going. They're

cutting from one lane to the other which compounds the problem."

6:13:47-6:13:52 Bob archTrimi/ motorist

IN FORT MYERS. TY RUSSELL. NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY TRAFFIC-TAG


IF YOU'D LIKE TO FILL OUT THE SURVEY WE'VE PUT A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE N-B-C DASH TWO DOT COM.

THE DATA WILL BE COLLECTED OVER THE NEXT THREE WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


STAYING ALIVE ON I75-TRX, ONCAM, VO


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...


FL CARGO PLANE-TRX, VOTOPS


THIS MORNING WE ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE MAN ACCUSED OF TRYING TO STEAL A CARGO PLANE AT PENSACOLA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

POLICE ARRESTED HIM WITH HIS HANDS ON THE CONTROLS AFTER HE CLIMBED A CHAIN LINK AND BARBED WIRE FENCE --

AND THEN, WENT UP A TEMPORARY STAIRCASE --

AND MADE HIS WAY INTO THE COCKPIT. Return to index of stories...


FL CARGO PLANE-SOTVO


Greg Donovan/Airport Director

23-

"He was detected as he was going over the fence."

33-

"We have hundreds of cameras throughout the complex and sensors. Law enforcement, police was dispatched. They arrived on scene in less than five minutes."

THE MAN TOLD POLICE HE WANTED TO FLY HOME TO ATLANTA TO SEE HIS MOM.

OFFICIALS SAY HE'S IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REMOVED FROM THE NAVY.

THE CASE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2 SHOT


THIS MORNING WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW BREAKING NEWS OUT OF LEE COUNTY.

A HOME INVASION IN FORT MYERS.

DEPUTIES SAY ONE WOMAN IS NOW IN THE HOSPITAL.

WE HAVE A LIVE REPORT WITH THE LATEST DETAILS NEXT.

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TZ6 LINDSEY LIVE-LIVE LOOK


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TRASH OR TREASURE-SOTTOPS


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TRASH OR TREASURE-PKG


This week:

"Historic Documents"

TRT: 2:05:00

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FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-WX WALL


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.Our Saturday will feature some unsettled weather as plentiful moisture combines with an approaching cool front to bring showers and storms to Southwest Florida.

The first phase of rain comes early this morning with scattered showers building in from the Gulf of Mexico. After the initial round of rain through the first half of the morning, we'll likely get a break in the activity through midday, but another band of rain and storms will approach by the afternoon and evening.

A few of these storms could produce gusty winds and frequent lightning, but it appears the primary risk for severe weather today will be across Central Florida.

Aside from rain chances around 60%, it's going to be a warm and breezy day with plenty of clouds and limited sunshine. Despite the lack of sunshine, temperatures should have no trouble reaching the low to mid 80s during the day.

Some showers and storms may linger for the first half of the night, and then we'll see gradual clearing from north to south as the cool front clears Southwest Florida.

Sunday should end up being a really nice day with tons of sun, lower humidity and temperatures only in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees during the afternoon.

Winds will be a factor in our weather tomorrow as a stiff northerly breeze gusts up to 20-30 mph.

Sunday night will be the coolest night of the next seven as temperatures drop to the mid 50s under a mostly clear sky.

The rest of our week is shaping up nicely; it'll be very spring like with plenty of sunshine and highs in the mid 80s. Return to index of stories...


LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-TOSS, BOXES


THIS MORNING WE CONTINUE TO GET NEW INFORMATION ON A VIOLENT HOME INVASION OUT OF LEE COUNTY.

OFFICIALS SAY A MAN BROKE INTO A HOME, DEMANDING MONEY --

THEN ATTACKED A WOMAN -- WE'RE LEARNING, SHE IS NOW IN THE HOSPITAL.

NBC-2'S LINDSEY FRY HAS BEEN ON SCENE ALL MORNING LONG. CHECKING HER SOURCES AND TALKING WITH FAMILY MEMBERS.

LINDSEY WHAT HAVE YOU UNCOVERED. Return to index of stories...


LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-LIVE


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LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-VO, SS


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LINDSEY LIVE: AIR SHOW-VO, SS


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HEALTH MATTERS: TODDLER OVERDOSES-TRX, VO IN PLASM


MORE THAN 70,000 CHILDREN IN THE U.S. UNDER THE AGE OF 18.

GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM EACH YEAR BECAUSE OF ACCIDENTAL MEDICATION POISONINGS.

AND IT'S THE GROWNUPS AROUND THEM WHO ARE PLAYING AN UNWITTING ROLE.

AMY OSHIER REPORTS IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS: TODDLER OVERDOSES-PKG


PKG:

AS DIABETES DRUGS, STATINS, BETA-BLOCKERS AND PAIN KILLERS ARE

BEING PRESCRIBED MORE FREQUENTLY, MORE CHILDREN ARE GETTING

THEIR HANDS ON DANGEROUS MEDICATIONS.

DR. ERIC JONES/PEDIATRICIAN

RUNS:

:18 Any of the substances or really any medicines we have around the house, has

potential for poisoning.

TODDLERS AND YOUNG CHILDREN ARE MOST AT RISK- ACCORDING TO SAFE

KIDS CHILDREN GET INTO THE WRONG MEDICINE OR RECEIVE THE WRONG

DOSE MORE THAN A HALF-MILLION TIMES A YEAR. THOSE UP TO FIVE YEARS

OLD WERE MOST LIKELY TO OVERDOSE. BECAUSE THEY TEND TO COPYCAT

BEHAVIORS.

DR. ERIC JONES/PEDIATRICIAN

RUNS:

:34 The things kids want to get into are the things they see adults getting into. So you

take your medicine everyday and they want to take their medicine everyday.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Without meaning to, we may be making it easy. Keeping pill bottles unsecured in

handbags or countertops. And even worse, taking them out of the original packaging.

DR. ERIC JONES/PEDIATRICIAN

RUNS:

2:10 If we're putting it in different container that's A not marked and B is easier to

open partly for older people to be able to open it, it becomes a lot easier for your typical

toddler and kid to get into.

DANGEROUS HABITS THAT COULD PROVE DEADLY. KEEPING DRUGS SAFELY

TUCKED AWAY GOES A LONG WAY IN CREATING A TRUE SENSE OF SECURITY.

FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


FLU VACCINE-OTS, VO


A C-D-C STUDY FINDS CHILDREN WHO GET THE FLU SHOT ARE 74-PERCENT LESS LIKELY TO END UP IN INTENSIVE CARE THAN THOSE NOT VACCINATED.

MEDICAL RECORDS SHOW ONLY 18-PERCENT OF KIDS ADMITTED TO THE I-C-U FOR THE FLU WERE FULLY VACCINATED --

EVEN THOUGH MORE THAN HALF WERE AT HIGH RISK FOR FLU-RELATED COMPLICATIONS.

RESEARCHERS STRESS THAT WHILE THE VACCINE MAY NOT ALWAYS PREVENT THE FLU -- IT CAN MAKE IT LESS SEVERE. Return to index of stories...


NEW AUTISM NUMBERS-ONCAM, VO


THE NUMBER OF U-S CHILDREN WITH AUTISM JUMPED 30-PERCENT BETWEEN 2008 AND 2010.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY BY THE C-D-C.

ONE IN 68 U-S CHILDREN HAD AN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER IN 2010.

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

THE C-D-C REVIEWED THE HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL RECORDS OF KIDS IN 11 STATES. Return to index of stories...


NEW AUTISM NUMBERS-SOTVO


SOT LIZ FELD, AUTISM SPEAKS, PRESIDENT: early intervention leads to a better outcome so for us to provide access to care, and coverage for that care, for any child who's diagnosed with autism, we know we can make a world, a lifetime of difference in that person's life.

AUTISM IS FIVE TIMES MORE COMMON IN BOYS.

THE C-D-C ESTIMATES ONE IN 42 BOYS HAVE AUTISM, COMPARED TO ONE IN 189 GIRLS.

THE REPORT DOES NOT EXPLAIN THE REASON FOR THE AUTISM RATE INCREASE. Return to index of stories...


MARRIAGE IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEART-VOTOPS


GETTING MARRIED COULD HELP YOUR HEART!

A STUDY OF MORE THAN 3 AND A HALF MILLION PEOPLE FOUND MARRIED PEOPLE HAVE LOWER RATES OF HEART PROBLEMS THAN THOSE WHO ARE SINGLE, DIVORCED OR WIDOWED.

RESEARCHERS FOUND THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MARRIAGE AND LOWER ODDS OF VASCULAR DISEASES IS ESPECIALLY STRONG FOR PEOPLE UNDER AGE 50. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING YOUR JUNK FOOD ADDICTION-VOTOPS


KEEPING A JOURNAL OF WHAT YOU EAT AND WHEN. COULD HELP YOU GET OFF ELIMINATE JUNK FOOD IN YOUR DIET.

EVEN WEBSITES AND APPS LIKE MYFITNESSPAL DOT COM.

IT CAN CALCULATE SALT INTAKE AND FAT CALORIES FOR YOU.

EXPERTS SAY SOME OF THE HEALTHIEST MEALS HAVE THE FEWEST INGREDIENTS AND ARE EASY TO MAKE.

THEY ALSO SAY IT'S OKAY TO ENJOY THE OCCASIONAL TREAT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SEVEN-2 SHOT


COMING UP - WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

PLUS --

IT'S THE BATTLE BETWEEN TACO BELL AND MACDONALDS!

BOTH GIANT FAST-FOOD CHAINS AT WAR -- ALL TO WIN YOUR BREAKFAST BUCKS!

WE'LL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT -- STRAIGHT AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 GMA PKG-VOTOPS


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GMA PKG: THE BREAKFAST BATTLE-INTRO


IT'S THE BREAKFAST BATTLE!

A WAR THAT'S BROKEN OUT BETWEEN TACO BELL AND MACDONALDS.

TACO BELL HAS LAUNCHED A HILARIOUS BUT CUTTHROAT BLAST AT THE

GOLDEN ARCHES.

AND MACDONALDS IS NOW FIRING BACK.

REENA NINAN HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


GMA PKG: THE BREAKFAST BATTLE-PKG


SCRIPT:

THE BREAKFAST BATTLE HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN!

TEAM ONE - RONALD MCDONALD

TEAM TWO - RONALD MCDONALD? AN ARMY OF THEM DRAFTED BY TACO BELL.

BOTH VYING FOR A BITE OF YOUR BREAKFAST BUCKS. TACO BELL FEATURING THIS

NEW AD WITH TWENTY-FIVE MEN REALLY NAMED RONALD MCDONALDPROFESSING THEIR

LOVE FOR THE NEWLY LAUNCHED BREAKFAST MENU.

15;08;35;28 This is Taco Bell's way of saying that there's a new

breakfast player in town and there no better way to do that than to go after

the king of breakfast by market share which is McDonalds

IN A DEFENSIVE PLAY - MCDONALDS NOW ANNOUNCING THEY'LL OFFER A FREE SMALL

CUP OF COFFEE TO CUSTOMERS FOR TWO WEEKS STARTING MONDAY

GFX -

TACO BELL IN RESPONSE TELLING ABC NEWS

"We just launched the next generation of breakfast--it's not a two week

promotion. Clearly our competition is taking notice and reacting."

WHILE MCDONALDS TOLD US: "We've consulted with Mayor McCheese and he has

confirmed that Ronald McDonald, in fact, still only chooses McDonald's."

GFX -

THE GOLDEN ARCHES.,. TAKING THEIR FIGHT TO SOCIAL MEDIA.LETTING THE DOG

OUT.

BARKING BACK WITH: "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." AND

LETTING THE WORLD KNOW THAT THEY ARE THE ORIGINAL.

IF YOU THINK THINGS ARE SIZZLING EXPERTS SAY IT'S JUST WARMING UP.

15;12;52;30 This is the first time Taco Bell has ever gotten into

breakfast so they have to do it big, and they have to hit it hard. And they'

ve said that this is their most extensive, biggest marketing campaign in

their 52 year history.

15;10;36;07 / McDonalds is going to fight to keep its territory. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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FM HOME INVASION ARMED ROBBERY-SSTOPS


TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

TAKING A LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

A HOME INVASION IN LEE COUNTY SENDS ONE WOMAN TO THE HOSPITAL.

AND THIS MORNING DEPUTIES ARE ON THE HUNT FOR THE ROBBER.

OFFICIALS SAY A MAN BROKE INTO A HOME, DEMANDING MONEY --

THEN ATTACKED HER

DEPUTIES SAY IF HAPPENED AROUND 7 THIS MORNING IN THE PINE MANOR NEIGHBORHOOD IN FORT MYERS.

RIGHT NOW WE ARE WORKING ON FINDING THE WOMAN'S CONDITION.

YOU CAN COUNT ON THE LATEST INFORMATION ON AIR AND ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


TS ARCADIA MURDER-SSTOPS


THIS MAN -- KARL BURNHAM IS BEING HELD IN DESOTO COUNTY JAIL ON NO BODN.

HE APPEARED BEFORE THE JUDGE THIS MORNING.

DEPUTIES BELIEVE HE VICIOUSLY ATTACKED BOTH HIS PARENTS AND THEN TOOK OFF TO ORANGE COUNTY.

HIS FATHER DIED.

HIS WIFE IS RECOVERING IN THE HOSPITAL.

BURNAHM IS ALREADY A CONVICTED MURDERER.

COUNT NBC2 TO BRING YOU THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


TS CAPE CORAL CRASH-VOTOPS


NBC2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT A FATAL CRASH IN CAPE CORAL.

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT AROUND NINE --

CAPE CORAL POLICE SAY ONE PERSON DIED AT THE SCENE.

WE'RE TOLD A MOTORCYCLE AND CAR CRASHED NEAR CORAL LAKES AND DEL PRADO BLVDS.

COUNT ON N-B-C-2 TO BRING YOU NEW INFORMATION AS SOON AS WE GET IT. Return to index of stories...


TS HOME INVASION-VOTOPS


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.

THE VICTIM WAS TOO AFRAID TO SPEAK ON CAMERA OR PRESS CHARGES AFTER FRIDAY MORNING'S HOME INVASION.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING -- CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


TS CHILD PORN ARREST-VOTOPS


INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING THROUGH EVIDENCE TO SEE IF A NORTH FORT MYERS MAN WAS MAKING CHILD PORN.

THEY SAY THEY FOUND DISTURBING PICTURES ON JESUS SALAS'S COMPUTERS.

HE WAS ARRESTED ON 10 COUNTS OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY POSSESSION.

INVESTIGATORS TOOK ITEMS FROM HIS HOME AND SHED IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

THEY SAY SALAS WAS DOWNLOADING AND SHARING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY INVOLVING CHILDREN OF ALL AGES. Return to index of stories...


TS BARRON COLLIER STUDENTS-VOTOPS


TWO BARRON COLLIER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE RECOVERING FROM SERIOUS INJURIES THIS MORNING.

OFFICERS SAY NICK HEALEY WAS A PASSENGER IN A CAR HEADING NORTH ON 75 NEAR MACON GEORGIA WHEN THE DRIVER CRASHED ON SUNDAY.

DOCTORS HAD TO AMPUTATE HIS LEG.

CAMERON CONROY SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES.

HE'S BACK IN NAPLES.

TROOPERS SAY A TIRE BLEW AND SENT THE CAR INTO A GUARDRAIL.

IT OVERTURNED IN A MIDDLE LANE. Return to index of stories...


TS CA EARTHQUAKE-VOTOPS


A MAGNITUDE FIVE-POINT-ONE EARTHQUAKE HAS STRUCK THE LOS ANGELES AREA.

THE QUAKE HIT SHORTLY AFTER 9:00 OVER-NIGHT AND WAS CENTERED IN ORANGE COUNTY.

SO FAR ONLY MINOR INJURIES ARE REPORTED.

THERE ARE SOME POWER OUTAGES AND A WATER MAIN BREAK.

A SMALLER EARTHQUAKE --- A MAGNITUDE THREE-POINT-SIX -- HIT NEAR LA HABRA --- ABOUT AN HOUR EARLIER. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-3-SHOT


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...


CLOSE-3-SHOT


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CREDITS-REM LIVE


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