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DIRECTORS PAGE TEASE ONE
NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS TZ1 A) clawson truth test-OC, VO
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
TOSS TO CHARLIE-2 SH, VIDBOX, 2 SHtrx 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
GUNS IN CLASSROOMS-TC MON STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
GUNS IN CLASSROOMS-BNR-PKG ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
GUNS IN CLASSROOMS-TC MON FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TOSS TO STEVE-trxOC, EANIBX TOSS TO MATT-2 SHOT, trx
BUTT AUGMENTATION FOLO-LIVE U - RTR 1 CLAWSON TRUTH TEST OBAMACARE BAILOUT-BUBBA
BUTT AUGMENTATION FOLO-BNR-VO CLAWSON TRUTH TEST OBAMACARE BAILOUT-BNR-PKG
BUTT AUGMENTATION FOLO-LIVE U - RTR -1 CLAWSON TRUTH TEST OBAMACARE BAILOUT-BUBBA
TOSS TO TY-trxOC, SS-FLY PALIN IN NAPLES-OC, SS
SFM CONDO FIRE-REM-7 SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
SFM CONDO FIRE-BNR-PKG ISLAND COAST NEW COACH-VO OFF TOP
SFM CONDO FIRE-REM-7 WAYNE BLAIR REAX-SOTTOPS
KOTTKAMP VR LABS-OC, VO, OC CHRIS ARCHER EXTENSION-ONCAM
CROSS COUNTY CRIME HARSHER PUNISHMENT-OC ARCHER REAX-SOTTOPS
CROSS COUNTY CRIME HARSHER PUNISHMENT-BNR-PKG CHRIS JOHNSON 1ST HR-VOTOPS
PG DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS-OC, CG TWINS WHITE SOX-VOTOPS
NAPLES YMCA DEMOLITION-OC, SOTVO BYRON BUXTON-ONCAM
EAST LEE ROBBERY-OC, SS, OC MIRACLE MEDIA DAY-VOTOPS
MCDONALDS DRIVE THRU ARREST-OC, SS, OC MIENTKIEWICZ REAX-SOTTOPS
OASIS ROBBERY ARREST-OC, (2) SS SPORTS CLOSE-ONCAM
DEAN PARK MANUFACTURING-OC, VO FORT HOOD SHOOTING
DEAN PARK MANUFACTURING-SOTVO AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES-OC, VO 11 PM TEASE-SOTTOPS-NSRM
SUPER BOAT RACES-OC, VO WILLARD SCOTT MARRIED-OC, SS, OC
SUPER BOAT RACES-SOTVO CLOSE-4SHOT


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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


New at 6:00

Guns in School

NEW AT SIX -

TEACHERS ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO CARRYING LOADED GUNS IN OUR CHILDREN'S CLASSROOMS.

NBC-2 DIGS INTO THE CONTROVERSIAL PROPOSAL MOVING THROUGH THE STATE LEGISLATURE.

Victoria McClellan, Recent Lee Co Grad

2:32:37 if I was in school and I knew someone had a gun in the

classroom for "my safety", I would still be scared. 2:32:45

New Information

Pet to the Rescue

PLUS.NEW INFORMATION ABOUT AN EARLY MORNING FIRE THAT FORCED 80 FAMILIES OUT OF THEIR HOMES.

ONE FAMILY TELLS US THEY OWE THEIR LIVES TO A PET.

Live at 6:00

Deadly Plastic Surgery

PLUS - NBC-2 IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE MIAMI CLINIC WHERE INVESTIGATORS SAY A NAPLES MOTHER RECEIVED DEADLY PLASTIC SURGERY. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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NEW AT SIX - A BILL THAT ALLOWS TEACHERS TO CARRY LOADED GUNS IN OUR CHILDREN'S CLASSROOMS TOOK A STEP FORWARD TODAY IN TALLAHASSEE.

ACCORDING TO THE WASHINGTON POST, THERE HAVE BEEN 44 SCHOOL SHOOTINGS IN AMERICA SINCE THE DEADLY MASSACRE AT SANDY HOOK.

SINCE DECEMBER 2012, NOT INCLUDING SANDY HOOK, 28 PEOPLE HAVE DIED AND 37 WERE HURT.

THIS NEW BILL IN FLORIDA WOULD ALLOW TRAINED TEACHERS TO CARRY WEAPONS IN OUR SCHOOLS.

NBC-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN DUG INTO THE CONTROVERSY AND.JOINS US IN THE STUDIO. Return to index of stories...


GUNS IN CLASSROOMS-TC MON


HERE'S THE QUESTION - WOULD ARMED TEACHERS OR COACHES ROAMING THE HALLWAYS REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE ?

PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SEE BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE. Return to index of stories...


GUNS IN CLASSROOMS-BNR-PKG


Nats- random classroom

DESKS - PENCILS - AND GUNS?

SOON ALL THREE COULD BE IN FLORIDA'S CLASSROOMS.

Michael Banks, Nieces are in school

2:23:35 there is a need for change on the way we look at the protection in our schools

A HOUSE BILL WANTS TO BEEF UP THAT PROTECTION.

IT WOULD GIVE DISTRICTS THE OPTION TO APPOINT AT LEAST ONE PERSON TO CARRY A CONCEALED GUN IN SCHOOL.

Corey Winter, Sisters are in school

2:25:45 I think it would deter a lot of people if they see the actual school officials now have the right to protect the children and take things into their own arms. 2/25/54

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT SOME PEOPLE SAY IS THE PROBLEM.

Tom Scott, Lee Co School Board

15:04:31 I don't want them to be cops, I want them to be teachers and coaches and administrators. 15:04:37

TOM SCOTT CHAIRS THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD. HE'S AGAINST THE BILL SAYING ARMING TEACHERS TAKES AWAY FROM THE MISSION OF PREPARING CHILDREN FOR THE FUTURE.

Tom Scott, Lee Co School Board

15:04:46 And I don't think you do that with a gun strapped on your hip. 15:04:50

THREE OF THE FIVE SUPERINTENDENTS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AGREE - SAYING THE CONS OUTWEIGH THE PROS - ADDING ARMED DEPUTIES ALREADY VISIT NEARLY EVERY SCHOOL.

Victoria McClellan, Recent Lee Co Graduate

2:32:37 if I was in school and I knew someone had a gun in the classroom for my safety, I would still be scared. 2:32:45

THE CONTROVERSY ISN'T SO CUT AND DRY FOR DARLIN WHITFIELD.

HE HAS FOUR KIDS IN SCHOOL NOW Nats - one more next year AND WANTS THEM TO BE AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE.

Darlin Whitfield, Parent

15:09:05 the good part is it would be more safety in schools, the bad part is you never know how a person is going to feel when they come to school that day. 15:09:10 Return to index of stories...


GUNS IN CLASSROOMS-TC MON


THIS BILL DOESN'T JUST GIVE GUNS TO TEACHERS.

EACH DISTRICT WOULD APPOINT ONE OR MORE PEOPLE PER SCHOOL.

THEY WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT - TAKE TRAINING CLASSES - AND PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK.

WHAT'S NEXT FOR THIS BILL?

IT'S STOPPING FOR ANOTHER COMMITTEE HEARING ON ITS WAY TO THE HOUSE FLOOR.

LAWMAKERS ARE CONSIDERING A COMPANION BILL IN THE SENATE.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO - CK-NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


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NBC2 IS TRYING TO FIND OUT WHY A NAPLES WOMAN, A MOTHER OF FIVE, DIED AFTER SURGERY.

WE KNOW SHE WENT TO A MIAMI CLINIC TO GET A BUTT LIFT AND DIED SHORTLY AFTER, FROM COMPLICATIONS FROM THE SURGERY.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE MIAMI CLINIC TONIGHT WITH MORE ON THIS DEVELOPING STORY.

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BUTT AUGMENTATION FOLO-LIVE U - RTR 1


THIS IS A COPY OF THE 51-YEAR OLD'S AUTOPSY -

THE MEDICAL EXAMINER RULED SHE DIED FOLLOWING COMPLICATIONS AFTER GETTING INJECTIONS IN HER REAR END AT THIS CLINIC -- SHE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL FROM THIS CLINIC. Return to index of stories...


BUTT AUGMENTATION FOLO-BNR-VO


TONIGHT, WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE DOCTOR ANTHONY HASAN -

WHO PERFORMED THE OPERATION ON MARIBEL CARDONA.

HE HAS NOT BEEN IMPLICATED IN HER DEATH.

YOU CAN SEE HIM THERE IN A VIDEO FROM A SPANISH TELEVISION NEWS STATION POSTED ONLINE -

TALKING ABOUT HIS SKILLS AS A DOCTOR.

HE'S STILL LISTED AS WORKING HERE AT VANITY CLINIC - TAUTING HIS WORK WITH BREAST AUGMENTATIONS.

THIS MORNING WHEN WE CALLED, STAFF HERE HUNG UP ON US.

SO WE TRAVELED TO MIAMI - TRYING TO TRACK DOWN THE DOCTOR.

THOSE INSIDE DIDN'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MOTHER OR HER DEATH-

BUT THEY DID TELL ME THEY STAND BY THEIR WORK AND DID NOTHING WRONG.

FAMILY FRIENDS EXPLAIN CARDONA WANTED A YOUNGER LOOK -

AND CAME HERE SEARCHING FOR A DEAL.

SHE NEVER MADE IT HOME LAST JULY. Return to index of stories...


BUTT AUGMENTATION FOLO-LIVE U - RTR -1


TONIGHT, FAMILY FRIENDS TELLS US -

SHE WAS A SWEET WOMAN WHO LOVED MUSIC.

THEY SAY SHE WANTED TO BACK OUT OF THE SURGERY -

BUT THE CLINIC REFUSED TO REFUND HER A DOWN PAYMENT.

THEY WON'T COMMENT ON THAT ALLEGATION.

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FOUR LEE COUNTY FAMILIES ARE SCRAMBLING TO FIND NEW PLACES TO LIVE AFTER A FIRE DESTROYED THEIR CONDO.

IT HAPPENED EARLY THIS MORNING AT A COMPLEX ALONG PARK LAKE DRIVE. JUST OFF SUMMERLIN DRIVE.

NBC-2'S TY RUSSELL SPOKE WITH ONE HOMEOWNER WHO BARELY ESCAPED.

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SFM CONDO FIRE-REM-7


FOUR FAMILIES ARE LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO STAY TONIGHT -- ANOTHER 80 FORCED OUT FOR NOW.

AND WHILE THE SITUATION IS PRETTY BAD -- IT COULD HAVE ENDED A LOT WORSE. Return to index of stories...


SFM CONDO FIRE-BNR-PKG


THIS CAT IS A LIFE SAVER.

ITS OWNERS STILL SHAKEN UP.

BUT THEY ARE THANKFUL TO BE ALIVE.

PEOPLE LIVING NEAR BY WORRIED FOR HER AS FLAMES ERUPTED INSIDE HER APARTMENT.

"I was hoping she would come out." Bonnie Havelka/ fire victim

THE CONDO OWNER TELLS N-B-C TWO -- BEFORE THE SMOKE ALARMS WENT OFF --

HER CAT JUMPED UP ON HER BED -- WOKE HER UP -- AND SHE WAS ABLE TO ALERT HER SON WHO NEIGHBORS SAY HELPED FIGHT THE FLAMES.

"He ran outside and got the fire extinguisher. And I heard him

hollowing at his mother, come out come out." Bonnie Havelka/ fire

victim

FIREFIGHTERS ARE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW FLAMES SPREAD SO QUICKLY AT THE PARK CONDOS IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

"All we know is the sprinkler system was not flowing enough to put the

water out. We have to investigate why. Was the was clogged up. Did the

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SFM CONDO FIRE-REM-7


THE CONDO OWNER TELLS N-B-C TWO SHE BELIEVES IT'S ELECTRICAL.

OF COURSE THE CAUSE WILL COME FROM THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL.

THE PROPERTY MANAGER TELLS ME THE SPRINKLER SYSTEM IS CHECKED ONCE A YEAR.

THEYRE ALSO GOING TO DO THEIR OWN INVESTIGATION.

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


KOTTKAMP VR LABS-OC, VO, OC


THE ONE-TIME C-E-O OF A STRUGGLING LEE COUNTY COMPANY NOWS SAYS IT WAS A MISTAKE TO GET INVOLVED WITH VR LABS.

FORMER LUTENINT GOVERNOR JEFF KOTTKAMP TOLD THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS HE REGRETS BEING A PART OF THE START UP.

THE NUTRITIONAL BEVERAGE COMPANY IS IN THE MIDDLE OF SEVERAL LAWSUITS.

LEE COUNTY GAVE V-R LABS NEARLY 5 MILLION DOLLARS OF TAXPAYER MONEY TO CREATE JOBS BUT THAT NEVER HAPPENED.

KOTTKAMP WOULD NOT ELABORATE ABOUT WHY HIS INVOLVEMENT WAS A MISTAKE.

HE SAID: I THINK THAT WHERE THINGS STAND NOW, SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. Return to index of stories...


CROSS COUNTY CRIME HARSHER PUNISHMENT-OC


ALL NEW AT SIX -

THE STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES JUST PASSED A VERY INTERESTING BILL.

IT WILL INCREASE PENALTIES FOR CRIMINALS WHO TRAVEL OUT OF THEIR OWN COUNTY TO BREAK THE LAW

NBC 2'S JOELLE PARKS TAKES A DEEPER LOOK AT THE PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


CROSS COUNTY CRIME HARSHER PUNISHMENT-BNR-PKG


The beautiful jewels inside thalheimers jewelers lure buyers in.

But they also entice criminals.

Sot sandy thalheimer, owner

Over the years we've had a. Few instances."

There was an attempted armed robbery in 2011,

Store owner sandy thalheimer chased them down,

Firing shots at the suspects.

Sot sandy

Don't mess us."

But on Monday - someone did.

Sot sandy 3:49-00

There's a whole ring of women that were traveling up and down the

coast from Tampa to Miami,spelling fake gold. They came in here and

got caught."

These three women from Hillsborough county-

Charged with felony fraud after selling fake gold bracelets to local

jewelry stores.

But it's not just businesses thieves are targeting.

In November- Two men were killed by Miami brothers in a drug deal.

All of this jewelry- stolen from collier county homes in 2012.

The suspects- from Miami,

Even state representative Matt Hudson's been victimized.

Last July his home was broken into.

According to the report- Computers, phones and gift cards- swiped by

someone not from southwest Florida.

A disturbing trend police are watching.

Sot Lt. John Barkley, Naples police

They decide to come over here to a place where they're not known."

Representative Hudson is now supporting a bill to increase charges for

out of county criminals.

Adding a third degree felony charge to their others charges.

Sot lt Barkley 9:59-07

It'll definetly make our investigators and our officers happy when

they arrest someone and they can tack additional charges. Maybe it

will make someone think twice before they do something Like that."

The bill passed the house,

But is stuck in a senate committee.

This business owner- hoping it moves out- and to the governors desk.

Sot sandy

Anything that gives the criminal justice system more tools is a good thing."

In Naples Jp, nbc2. Return to index of stories...


PG DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS-OC, CG


THERE ARE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN A PLAN TO PROVIDE A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP REGISTRY FOR RESIDENTS OF PUNTA GORDA.

UNDER THE NEW LAW, DOMESTIC PARTNERS WOULD BE NOTIFIED IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY HOSPITAL VISIT.

A PARTNER WOULD ALSO BE ABLE TO MAKE LIFE AND DEATH DECISIONS.

COUNCIL MEMBERS WANT TO MAKE THE LAW MORE CLEAR BEFORE GIVING IT THE FINAL OK. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES YMCA DEMOLITION-OC, SOTVO


THERE ARE NEW DEVELOPMENTS TODAY ABOUT THE NAPLES YMCA DAMAGED DURING A LABOR DAY FIRE.

nats of crane

DEMOLITION STARTED ON THE BUILDING ON PINE RIDGE ROAD IN NORTH NAPLES.

THIS IS NEW VIDEO FROM THIS AFTERNOON.

INVESTIGATORS SAY LIGHTNING STARTED THE FIRE IN SEPTEMBER.

FLAMES DID 5 MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

INSURANCE WILL COVER MOST OF THE BILL. Return to index of stories...


EAST LEE ROBBERY-OC, SS, OC


AN EAST LEE COUNTY TEENAGER WAS ROBBED AT SCHOOL BY HIS OWN CLASSMATES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THOMAS BOOTH AND WILLIAM BATTLE COAXED THE VICTIM IN THE BATHROOM.

THAT'S WHEN THEY SHOVED HIM AGAINST A WALL. DEMANDING MONEY.

HE TRIED TO GET AWAY BUT ONE BLOCKED THE DOORS WHILE ANOTHER RIPPED HIS PANTS TO GET HIS WALLET.

THEY GOT AWAY WITH 220 DOLLARS.

HE HAD SHOWED A CLASSMATE EARLIER IN THE DAY HOW MUCH MONEY HE HAD.

WHEN THE BOY ASKED THE TEENS WHY THEY WERE ROBBING HIM, THEY SAID: THIS IS WHAT WE DO.

BOTH WERE ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY. Return to index of stories...


MCDONALDS DRIVE THRU ARREST-OC, SS, OC


WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT A STORY OF MC-RAGE IN NAPLES.

WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT THIS TWO WEEKS AGO.

POLICE SAY THIS IS THE WOMAN WHO BECAME ANGRY WHEN SHE GOT TWO ORDERS OF FRIES INSTEAD OF ONE AT A MCDONALDS.

AT THE TIME, INVESTIGATORS SAY RENETTE DANY TRIED TO PULL THE DRIVE THRU WORKER OUT OF THE WINDOW.

SHE'S NOW BEEN ARRESTED ON STALKING CHARGES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE WAS UPSET THAT ONE OF THE MCDONALDS WORKERS HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH HER OLD BOYFRIEND.

DANY IS ACCUSED OF SLASHING THE WOMAN'S TIRES AND LEAVING THREATENING MESSAGES ON HER PHONE.

SHE'S IN JAIL TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


OASIS ROBBERY ARREST-OC, (2) SS


NEW DETAILS ABOUT AN ARMED ROBBERY OUTSIDE A POPULAR FORT MYERS CONDO.

POLICE SAY THEY'VE TRACKED DOWN THE MAN WHO SHOVED A GUN IN A MAN'S FACE, THEN STOLE HIS WALLET.

IT HAPPENED A WEEK AGO AT THE OVERFLOW PARKING LOT FOR THE OASIS TOWERS.

IT'S OFF PALM BEACH BOULEVARD ON RIVERSIDE DRIVE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY LASHAWN TROUP ROBBED A MAN AS HE WAS GETTING OUT OF HIS CAR.

TROUP TOOK OFF RUNNING WITH THE VICTIM'S PHONE AND CAR KEYS. Return to index of stories...


DEAN PARK MANUFACTURING-OC, VO


WE'RE FOLLOWING CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING A PROPOSED MANUFACTURING PLANT THAT WANTS TO BUILD IN FORT MYERS.

THE COMPANY WANTS TO BUILD IN THE HISTORIC AREA OF DEAN PARK.

BUT PEOPLE QUESTION IF IT'S RIGHT FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

TODAY GREENER FORMULAS, PRESENTED UPDATED MODELS.

IT SHOWS NEW ARCHITECTURE, COMPLETE WITH A COMMUNITY ROOM FOR DEAN PARK RESIDENTS AND NEW ACCESS ROADS FOR DELIVERY TRUCKS.

NEIGHBORS ARE SPLIT. Return to index of stories...


DEAN PARK MANUFACTURING-SOTVO


"i don't think it's appropriate." i vote no, i don't think it should be approved at all."

It's the evil you know, and the evil, you don't know I say we go with the evil that's right in front of us."

THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE VOTED DOWN THE PROPOSAL, BECAUSE IT DOESN'T FIT THE RIVER DISTRICT'S OVERALL PLAN

THE CITY COUNCIL WILL HAVE THE FINAL SAY. THE EARIEST THEY WILL TALK ABOUT IT WILL BE JUNE. Return to index of stories...


VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES-OC, VO


DRIVERS WILL SAVE ABOUT 25 DOLLARS A YEAR THANKS TO A NEW VEHICLE REGISTRATION LAW.

TODAY GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SIGNED A LAW THAT CUTS REGISTRATION FEES BY NEARLY 400 MILLION DOLLARS.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT ROLLS BACK MANY OF THE TAX INCREASES FROM 2009.

AT THE TIME, PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RUSHED TO THE DMV TO RENEW THEIR REGISTRATION BEFORE THE HIKE.

LAWMAKERS APPROVED THE INCREASE BECAUSE THE STATE NEEDED MONEY. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOAT RACES-OC, VO


NEW DEVELOPMENTS ABOUT CHARLOTTE COUNTY'S UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL BOAT RACE ON MANASOTA KEY.

BUSINESSES ARE UPSET THAT TRAFFIC WILL BE BLOCKED AT BOTH BRIDGES.

A WEEK FROM TOMORROW, ANYONE WHO DOES NOT LIVE ON MANASTOA KEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE ISLAND.

BUSINESS OWNERS TELL US PALM SUNDAY WEEKEND IS THE BUSIEST TIME OF THE YEAR.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE ON MANASOTA KEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARK NEAR RESTAURANTS.

ORGANIZERS SAY THE ROAD BLOCKS WILL PREPARE FOR 80-THOUSAND PEOPLE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE SUPER BOAT RACES. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOAT RACES-SOTVO


SOT:13

:01-:04 Beth Anne Berkhart, Resident "I look for some chaos, I look for some disruption and I look for some tempers to fly."

:04-:13 Keyes Almore, Gulf View Grill owner "I worry not only about what's going to happen to myself and also my contemporaries doing business on the key there, but the people who live there."

THOSE ATTENDING THE RACE WILL HAVE TO TAKE A SHUTTLE FROM ONE OF 11 DIFFERENT LOADING LOCATIONS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


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ATTACK ADS IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY HOPE CATCHPHRASES WILL PAINT THEIR OPPONENT IN A NEGATIVE LIGHT.

AHEAD AT SIX - A NEW AD CLAIMS ONE OF THE DISTRICT 19 CANDIDATES ACCEPTED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN BAILOUTS.

NBC-2 PUTS IT TO THE TRUTH TEST

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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


MORE SUNSHINE TOMORROW

The outlook is still sunny and bright for southwest Florida this week. Tonight's weather will be mainly clear and temperatures will drop to the lower 60's along the beaches and mid 50's inland. Thursday will be another mostly sunny day. Winds tomorrow will be southeasterly at 10 - 15 mph during the first part of the day and a sea breeze will develop by late afternoon. It will be warm again tomorrow with high temperatures in the mid 80's.

Quiet weather continues on Friday and it looks like there will be more nice weather coming this weekend. The computer forecasts continue to predict another cold front moving toward Florida. but not until next Monday/Tuesday. Until then, our dry and warm weather will continue and no rain is expected until the aforementioned cold front arrives next week.

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...


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IN THIS REPUBLICAN RACE FOR CONGRESS THE CAMPAIGNS ARE USING CATCH PHRASES LIKE "OBAMACARE" AND "BAILOUTS" TO PAINT OPPONENTS AS LIBERAL.

THE LATEST AD AGAINST CURT CLAWSON CLAIMS HE TOOK TAXPAYER DOLLARS THROUGH BAILOUTS.

TONIGHT NBC2 IS HOLDING CAMPAIGNS ACCOUNTBALE.

POLITICAL REPORTER MATT WRIGHT PUTS THAT CLAIM THROUGH OUR TRUTH TEST.

MATT -- WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED. Return to index of stories...


CLAWSON TRUTH TEST OBAMACARE BAILOUT-BUBBA


A NEW ATTACK AD CENTERS ON CURT CLAWSON'S NINE YEARS AS C-E-O OF TIRE MANUFACTURER HAYES LEMMERZ.

THE AUTO SUPPLIER DECLARED BANKRUPTCY TWICE -- AND A FEDERAL CORPORATION STEPPED IN TO HELP. Return to index of stories...


CLAWSON TRUTH TEST OBAMACARE BAILOUT-BNR-PKG


THE YEAR WAS 2009 --

AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY WAS IN BAD SHAPE.

CREDITORS WEREN'T LENDING -- AMERICANS WEREN'T BUYING -- AND COMPANIES DECLARED BANKRUPTCY.

INCLUDING WHEEL MAKER HAYES LEMMERZ.

THIS AD FROM LIZBETH BENACQUISTO ATTACKS CURT CLAWSON'S YEARS IN CHARGE OF THE COMPANY.

NBC2 HAS LEARNED A FEDERAL CORPORATION THAT INSURES PENSION PLANS STEPPED IN WHEN HAYES LEMMERZ DECLARED BANKRUPTCY.

IT PICKED UP A 94 MILLION DOLLAR HAYES LEMMERZ SHORTFALL.

THE COMPANY, "PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION" PROVIDED US A STATEMENT SAYING IT "receives no taxpayer dollars and never has. Its operations are financed by insurance premiums, investment income, and with assets and recoveries from failed plans."

AND PBGC GOT INVOLVED WITH CLAWSON'S COMPANY LONG BEFORE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT -- OR OBAMACARE -- WAS SIGNED INTO LAW IN 2010.

FOR THOSE REASONS WE RATE THE CLAIM THAT CLAWSON "EXPLOITED TAYPAYERS BY TAKING 94 MILLION IN OBAMACARE BAILOUTS," FALSE. Return to index of stories...


CLAWSON TRUTH TEST OBAMACARE BAILOUT-BUBBA


I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH THE BENACQUISTO CAMPAIGN.

THEY STAND BEHIND THE CLAIM AND JUSTIFY IT BY SAYING IT COMBINES TWO DIFFERENT ISSUES:

THE PENSION FUNDING *AND* RETIREE HEALTHCARE BENEFITS.

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


PALIN IN NAPLES-OC, SS


NEW DETAILS TONIGHT ABOUT TOMORROW'S CAMPAIGN STOP BY SARAH PALIN.

THE FORMER ALASKA GOVERNOR AND VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IS HOSTING A BARBEQUE WITH LIZBETH BENAQUISTO IN NAPLES.

LAST WEEK, THE BIG NAME REPUBLICAN ANNOUNCED HER SUPPORT FOR BENAQUISTO'S RUN FOR THE OPEN HOUSE SEAT FOR DISTRICT 19.

WE'RE TOLD PALIN AND BENQUISOT ARE EXPECTED TO SERVE FOOD AT THE FUNDRAISER. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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ISLAND COAST NEW COACH-VO OFF TOP


THE ISLAND COAST GATORS HAVE THEIR NEW HEAD FOOTBALL COACH.

IT'S WAYNE BLAIR. WHO PLAYED ON TULANE UNIVERSITY'S UNBEATEN 1998 TEAM. AND WON TWO STATE TITLES PLAYING AT ST. THOMAS AQUINAS.

BLAIR'S BEEN THE HEAD COACH AT BOYD ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL IN LAUDERDALE LAKES FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


WAYNE BLAIR REAX-SOTTOPS


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CHRIS ARCHER EXTENSION-ONCAM


TO WIN WITH A SMALL BUDGET IN BASEBALL. YOU NEED TO GET VALUE FOR YOUR DOLLAR.

THE TAMPA BAY RAYS HOPE LOCKING UP TWENTY-FIVE YEAR OLD STARTING PITCHER CHRIS ARCHER TO A LONG-TERM DEAL *NOW* WILL SAVE THEM IN THE LONG RUN.

ARCHER HAS AGREED TO A CONTRACT EXTENSION. WITH SIX YEARS AND TWENTY FIVE-POINT-FIVE MILLION DOLLARS GUARANTEED.

TWO MORE YEARS IN CLUB OPTIONS COULD PUSH THAT FIGURE CLOSE TO 44 MILLION. Return to index of stories...


ARCHER REAX-SOTTOPS


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CHRIS JOHNSON 1ST HR-VOTOPS


THERE WERE NO HITS. PERIOD. IN THE BRAVES/BREWERS GAME TODAY UNTIL CHRIS JOHNSON CAME TO THE PLATE IN THE SEVENTH.

THE BISHOP VEROT GRAD. FINALLY GIVING THE FANS SOME OFFENSE. TAKING MATT GARZA DEEP. FIRST HOMER OF THE YEAR FOR LAST YEAR'S NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING TITLE RUNNER UP.

THERE WERE ONLY FIVE TOTAL HITS IN THE GAME.

BRAVES WIN, 1-0.

THE TWINS AND WHITE SOX. CURRENTLY IN THE 11TH INNING TIED AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


TWINS WHITE SOX-VOTOPS


THE TWINS IN CHICAGO. LOOKING FOR WIN NUMBER ONE OF THE SEASON AGAINST THE WHITE SOX.

BIG DAY FOR TREVOR PLOUFFE. GETS THE R-B-I SINGLE IN THE THIRD. HE DROVE IN THREE RUNS.

THEY'D GO EXTRA INNINGS. TWINS ??? Return to index of stories...


BYRON BUXTON-ONCAM


BASEBALL'S TOP PROSPECT AND REIGNING MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR BYRON BUXTON WILL START HIS SEASON WITH THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE.

MIRACLE MANAGER DOUG MIENTKIEWICZ TOLD ME TODAY THAT BUXTON WILL BE WITH THE TEAM WHEN HE COMES OFF THE DISABLED LIST.

MIENTIEWICZ JOKED THAT HIS LINEUP IS SO STACKED THAT BUXTON MAY HAVE TO HIT 8TH.

BUXTON SPENT MOST OF LAST SEASON WITH THE MIRACLE. Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE MEDIA DAY-VOTOPS


THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE OPEN THE SEASON TOMORROW AT JUPITER.

TODAY. THE PLAYERS AND MIENTKIEWICZ TOOK PART IN MEDIA DAY ON THE NEW BOARDWALK AT HAMMOND STADIUM.

FORT MYERS STARTED LAST YEAR WITH 12 STRAIGHT WINS. ROLLING TO THE BEST RECORD IN THE LEAD.

YET MIENTKIEWICZ THINKS THIS YEAR'S MIRACLE TEAM COULD BE EVEN BETTER. Return to index of stories...


MIENTKIEWICZ REAX-SOTTOPS


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SPORTS CLOSE-ONCAM


AND IT'S OFFICIAL: DESEAN JACKSON HAS A THREE-YEAR, 24 MILLION DOLLAR DEAL WITH THE REDSKINS.

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


FORT HOOD SHOOTING


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AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-SOTTOPS-NSRM


9:37 it's been a nightmare. It's my dream house but it's been a nightmare 100%

A COUPLE MOVED TO LEE COUNTY - ONLY TO BE DUPED BY A SCAMMER.

HOW A LEGITIMATE - LOOKING WEBSITE FOOLED TEHM OUT OF CASH.

TONIGHT AT 11 --

NBC2 DISCOVERS THE THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR, SO YOU NEVER FALL INTO THE SAME TRAP. Return to index of stories...


WILLARD SCOTT MARRIED-OC, SS, OC


A FAMILIAR FACE FROM THE NBC FAMILY HAD A SURPRISE WEDDING THIS WEEK IN FORT MYERS.

WILLARD SCOTT GOT MARRIED YESTERDAY AT THE THE LEE COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CHAPEL!

HE PROPOSED IN THE ELEVATOR --THEY GOT THEIR LICENSE -- AND MARRIED.

WILLARD IS A TODAY SHOW ICON. KNOWN FOR HIS WEATHER REPORTS AND SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS.

HE MARRIED PARIS KEENA.

THEY MET WHEN SHE WORKED FOR THE NBC AFFILIATE IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

THEY'VE BEEN TOGETHER FOR ABOUT 11 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...