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DIRECTORS PAGE QUAIL WEST HOME INVASION-REM LIVE
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TZ1 B) CHURCH FIGHT-VOTOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
WEATHER-STC WEATHER-WXWALL
GM INVESTIGATION-trxVO TECH SAVVY SENIORS-trxVO
SALT STUDY-trxPLASMA TEXTING AND DRIVING-VO
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COLLIER HOME INVASION-trxMAPFLY


BREAKING NEWS OPEN

BREAKING AT NOON.

ANOTHER HOME INVASION IN COLLIER COUNTY.

DEPUTIES SAY IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT AT THE QUAIL WEST COMMUNITY IN NAPLES, RIGHT ON THE COLLIER/LEE COUNTY LINE.

NBC2'S RICK RITTER IS THE FIRST ONE TO BREAK THE STORY THIS MORNING.

HE JOINS US NOW LIVE WITH THE DETAILS, RICK? Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOME INVASION-REM26-LIVE


-THIS MARKS THE 5TH HOME INVASION IN COLLIER COUNTY IN LESS THAN TWO MONTHS.

-RIGHT NOW, VERY LIMITED INFORMATION

-I'M TOLD IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT IN HERE IN AT THE QUAIL WEST COMMUNITY

-HOMEOWNERS WERE TIED UP WHILE THE ROBBERS RANSACKED THE HOME

-THEN THE ROBBERS GOT AWAY

-SOURCES TELL ME IT WAS A FEW HOURS BEFORE THE HOMEOWNERS COULD UN-TIE THEMSELVES AND CALL DEPUTIES

-AGAIN, VERY LIMITED INFORMATION BUT I DID HAVE A CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH HOMEOWNERS HERE WHO HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE HOME INVASIONS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY - BUT NEVER THOUGHT IT COULD HAPPEN IN THIS EXCLUSIVE, GATED COMMUNITY Return to index of stories...


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Anita/Quail West/ 13:15:05 "are you sure? oh my god.I just can't believe it."

Maureen Podany/Quail West/13:11:41 "If they're still on the loose, it's scary, real scary."

Anita/ 13:14:27 "that stuff just doesn't happen around here, it's safety.got to keep the doors locked.you just never know." Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOME INVASION-REM26-LIVE


-WE'RE WAITING ON AN INCIDENT REPORT FROM THE CCSO

-COUNT ON US TO BRING YOU THE LATEST DETAILS THROUGHOUT THE DAY IN THIS DEVELOPING STORY

WE'RE LIVE IN NAPLES, RR, NBC2 Return to index of stories...


DONNA BROWN-trx(2)SSTOPS-OBX


DEVELOPING AT NOON -

A LEE COUNTY WOMAN IS EXPECTED TO ACCEPT A PLEA DEAL FROM PROSECUTORS IN A CASE INVOLING A DEADLY HIT AND RUN.

LAST MAY, TROOPERS CLAIM 55-YEAR OLD DONNA BROWN DRAGGED A MOTORCYCLIST TO HIS DEATH -

FOR MILES.

54-YEAR OLD CARL PATRICK LOST HIS LIFE THAT NIGHT.

THE CASE WAS SCHEDULED FOR TRIAL LATER THIS MONTH.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION IS LIVE FROM THE LEE COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER WITH DEVELOPING DETAILS.

STEVE, THE JUDGE STEINBECK WILL TAKE THE BENCH IN AN HOUR OUR SO, WHAT ARE LEARNING FROM YOUR SOURCES ABOUT WHAT WE CAN EXPECT IN COURT. Return to index of stories...


DONNA BROWN-REM LIVE


TODAY, WE'RE LEARNING THE STILL-SHACKLED BROWN MAY TAKE A PLEA INSTEAD OF FACE A JURY LATER THIS MONTH.

THIS STORY IS HARD TO FORGET.

SOME OF THE DETAILS SEEMED UNIMAGINABLE AT THE TIME. Return to index of stories...


DONNA BROWN-VOTOPS


ON MAY 10TH, 2013 -

TROOPERS PULLED BROWN OVER ON US 41 - LATE AT NIGHT.

AFTER THEY SAY THEY SAW SPARKS COMING FROM HER SUV.

ONCE THEY LOOKED UNDER THE VEHICLE -

THEY SAW MOTORCYCLIST CARL PATRICK'S LIFELESS BODY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY BROWN DRAGGED HIM FOR ALMOST THREE MILES IN ESTERO -

NEVER THE WISER.

THEY CLAIM SHE WAS IMPAIRED -- MORE THAN TWO AND HALF TIMES OVER THE LEGAL LIMIT.

WE SAW A DEFIANT BROWN MONTHS FOLLOWING HER ARREST -

A JUDGE REVOKED HER BOND FOR DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE.

WE ALSO LEARNED -

PATRICK, WHO HAD SERVED TIME FOR MURDER, TESTED POSITIVE FOR COCAINE AND HIS BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT WAS MORE THAN THREE TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT. Return to index of stories...


DONNA BROWN-REM LIVE


NOW, THIS HAS BEEN A VERY EMOTIONALLY CHARGED CASE -

PATRICK'S FRIENDS IN THE BIKER COMMUNITY HAVE BEEN AT MANY OF THESE HEARINGS.

OUTRAGED BY BROWN.

THE PLEA HEARING IS SET FOR ONE P-M INSIDE JUDGE STEINBECK'S COURTROOM.

COUNT ON US TO BE THERE.

LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS, STEVE CAMPION, NBC2 Return to index of stories...


FM DRUG BUST-trx(2)SS


NBC2 JUST DISCOVERED A NEW DRUG BUST IN FORT MYERS.

ERIC CRAWFORD OF FORT MYERS IS ACCUSED OF TRAFFICKING IN COCAINE,

AND POSSESSING MARIJUANA WITH THE INTENT TO SELL.

CRAWFORD HAS ALREADY BONDED OUT.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PICTURE.

THURSDAY SWAT CONDUCTED A SEARCH AT A HOME ON THOMAS STREET,

OFFICERS SAY THE HOME WAS OPERATING AS A DRUG DISTRIBUTION CENTER.

THEY ARRESTED CRAWFORD,

AND FOUND COCAINE, MARIJUANA, SCALES AND ZIPLOC BAGGIES.

THEY ALSO FOUND CASH, WITH EVERYTHING TOTALING ABOUT 5-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD-trxTCVIDBOX


NBC2 IS TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE DEADLY SHOOTING AT FORT HOOD.

NEW AT NOON,

THREE FORMERLY CRITICAL VICTIMS WERE UPGRADED TO FAIR CONDITION.

THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES AFTER FOUR SOLDIERS, INCLUDING THE SUSPECTED GUNMAN, WERE KILLED WEDNESDAY.

16 OTHERS WERE INJURED.

SARAH DALLOF HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD-PKG


THE MIND OF IVAN LOPEZ IS A TROUBLING PUZZLE INVESTIGATORS CONTINUE TO PIECE TOGETHER TODAY.

LOPEZ WAS BEING TREATED FOR MENTAL ILLNESS. SOMETHING OFFICIALS BELIEVE WAS AN UNDERLYING FACTOR IN THE SHOOTING.

AND THEY'RE LOOKING CLOSELY AT A FIGHT LOPEZ HAD WITH ANOTHER SOLDIER.

"There's a strong possibility that that might have preceded the shooting."

ANOTHER POSSIBILITY--- LOPEZ WAS REPORTEDLY UPSET ABOUT NOT GETTING MORE TIME TO ATTEND HIS MOTHER'S FUNERAL.

ONE NEIGHBOR- WHO TALKED WITH LOPEZ ABOUT DELAYED MILITARY LEAVE- DESCRIBES HIM AS A FRIENDLY GUY WHO TOLD HIM HE STRUGGLED WITH PTSD.

"He said 'I just shut down. Sometimes I just shut down."

16 WERE INJURED AND THREE - NOT INCLUDING LOPEZ- WERE KILLED.

THEY INCLUDE TEN-YEAR VETERAN SGT. TIMOTHY OWEN.

RECENTLY REMARRIED. HE HAD TWO CHILDREN.

MAJOR PATRICK MILLER AND KEISHA FOUNTAIN ARE AMONG THE WOUNDED.

"We're going to make sure we're doing everything in our power to keep our troops safe and keep our troops strong, not only on the battle field, but when they come home."

STATE LEADERS PLAN TO MEET WITH THE VICTIMS. SOME OF WHOM ARE ALREADY BEING HAILED AS HEROES.

AMONG THEM, THE CHAPLAIN WOUNDED WHILE ACTING AS A SHIELD FOR OTHERS.

AND TWO INJURED SOLDIERS WHO PUSHED THROUGH THE PAIN TO CALL 911 AND ALERT AUTHORITIES.

"There were several instances of clear heroism."

COURAGE UNDER FIRE WHEN HOME BASE TURNED INTO A BATTLEFIELD.

AT FORT HOOD, SARAH DALLOF, NBC NEWS.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE TO HONOR THE FALLEN AND THE WOUNDED IS PLANNED FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK.

IN FORT HOOD. SARAH DALLOF. NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


JOBS-trxONCAM


NEW JOB NUMBERS AT NOON.

NBC2 CHECKED THE LATEST REPORT OUT THIS MORNING.

THE U-S ADDED 192-THOUSAND JOBS IN MARCH.

GOVERNMENT JOBS HOWEVER, REMAIN FLAT.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE ALSO HOLDS STEADY AT 6-POINT-7 PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-trxSATLIVE


ON WALL STREET STOCKS OPENED HIGHER AFTER THE GOVERNMENT REPORTED THAT U-SEMPLOYERS ADDED TO THEIR PAYROLLS AT A SOLID PACE LAST MONTH.

LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD.

RIGHT NOW THE DOW ___. Return to index of stories...


SEXUAL BATTERY FORT MYERS-SS-VO


HAVE YOU SEEN THIS NEXT MAN?

FORT MYERS POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR 38 YEAR OLD IDELFONSO SANTANA-GRAJALES.

POLICE SAY HE'S WANTED FOR A SEXUAL BATTERY.

OFFICERS CONFRONTED HIM AT A HOME LAST NIGHT, BUT HE TOOK OFF INTO THE WOODS NEAR BELL STREET AND VAN BUREN STREET OFF PALM BEACH BOULEVARD.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT WHERE HE IS, CALL FORT MYERS POLICE OR CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE-trxVOTOPS-OC


NBC2 CONTINUES TO TRACK THE LATEST ON THAT MISSING MALAYSIA JET.

FOR THE FIRST TIME,

A BLACK BOX DETECTOR IS BEING USED IN THE SEARCH FOR THE PLANE.

BUT TIME ISN'T ON THEIR SIDE.

THE BLACK BOX BATTERIES WILL DIE IN A MATTER OF DAYS.

KATY TUR HAS NEW INFORMATION FROM KUALA LUMPUR. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE-PKG


Today, as they've been doing every day, they tweaked the search zone, but it is still in the southern Indian Ocean, generally off the coast of Perth, Australia.

"Day by day the Australian Transport Safety Bureau continues to refine the area where the aircraft may have entered the water, based on continuing ground breaking and multi-disciplinary technical analysis."

They were finally able to deploy the pingers we've been speaking about, the pingers that are able to detect the black boxes underwater.

They're also getting ready an unmanned submarine to scan the ocean floor but time is really of the essence.

Monday marks 30 days in and as you know the batteries on the beacons on the black boxes only last about 30 days.

So after Monday the search could start to change pretty dramatically to more of a search of the ocean floor by radar and sonar.

REPORTER CLOSE:

THAT IS A MASSIVE UNDERTAKING BUT IT IS ONE THAT THEY FOUND AIR FRANCE WITH.

BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


NASTY STORMS-trxOANIBOX


DEVELOPING IN THE MIDWEST,

NASTY STORMS ARE SETTING IN.

SEVERE WEATHER IS ON THE MOVE FROM TEXAS TO INDIANA,

AFTER CAUSING DAMAGE AND INJURIES.

NBC'S KERRY SANDERS HAS THE NEWEST INFORMATION ON THIS DEVELOPING STORY. Return to index of stories...


NASTY STORMS-PKG


FROM TEXAS TO THE MIDWEST… A MISERABLE NIGHT AS MORE THAN A HALF DOZEN SUSPECTED TORNADOES TOUCHED DOWN…

NAT SND -SAWING/NIGHT VIDEO

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS IN DENTON…STUDENTS HUNKERED DOWN IN HALLWAYS…

EARLIER THURSDAY. BASEBALL SIZED HAIL AND WICKED WINDS SMASHED CARS…

ALSO DAMAGED: A DORMITORY.

FRIENDS OFFERED TO HELP A CLASSMATE.…BUT SHE SAYS FOR HER CAR: IT WAS TOO LITTLE.TOO LATE.

SOT nat snd

"I don't know how much it's going to help."

AMAZING PICTURES AT OPENING NIGHT FOR THE FRISCO ROUGH RIDERS MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM…

THE GAME WAS CALLED as BASEBALL FANS ran FOR SHELTER…

NAT SND - sirens

WARNING SIGNS IN ST LOUIS…

LIGHTNING AT THE ARCH…

AN E-F-1 TORNADO.WITH WINDS UPTO 110 MILES PER HOURS - DAMAGED 100 HOMES…AND LEFT THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER…

SOT NEW SOUND MOTHER/ DAUGHTER IN ST. LOUIS "I HEARD MY DAUGHTER MY SCREAMING, GET IN THE BASEMENT AND WE JUMPED OUT OF BED AND AS WE WERE GETTING OUT OF THE ROOM THE FRONT WINDOWS ALL THE GLASS STARTED FLYING."

IN FRANKLIN COUNTY MISSOURI…ANXIOUS MOMENTS.AS A FLASH FLOOD TRAPPED ONE MAN IN HIS TRUCK…

RESCUE TEAMS EVENTUALLY PULLED HIM TO SAFETY…

IN NEARBY ASSTON, 16-YEAR OLD BRITTNAY CREECH WAS HOLED UP IN A SAFEROOM FOR HOURS.

SHE TWEETED: GOTTA GO TO THE BASEMENT 'CAUSE THERE'S A TORNADO BUT FIRST LET ME TAKE A SELFIE.

SHE TALKED TO NBC NEWS WAITING FOR THE "ALL CLEAR."

SOT

its definitely nerve racking.

30 MILES AWAY ROSS BUCH RODE OUT THE THREAT ALONE IN HIS BATHROOM…

SOT-ross buch

"it's a kinda big helpless feeling when a big storm like this moves thru."

ON MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXON'S TWITTER PAGE: A IMPRESSIVE PICTURE SNAPPED IN OSAGE COUNTY…

AN OMINOUS WARNING…OF THE LOOMING THREAT… Return to index of stories...


FB KIDNEY TRANSPLANT-trx2SH-SS


THE FAMILY OF A FORT MYERS MAN WHO TURNED TO FACEBOOK TO SEARCH FOR A LIFE SAVING KIDNEY IS CELEBRATING TODAY.

MARK PUSA-TER IS NOW RECOVERING IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER A SUCCESSFUL TRANSPLANT YESTERDAY.

MARK WAS ONCE OF THE MORE THAN 118 THOUSAND PEOPLE IN THE U-S WAITING FOR A LIFESAVING ORGAN TRANSPLANT.

AFTER HIS FAMILY MEMBERS WERE ALL REJECTED AS POTENTIAL DONORS THE FAMILY CREATED A FACEBOOK PAGE TO TRY AND FIND A SUITABLE DONOR.

THEY FOUND ONE- WHO TURNED OUT TO BE A CLOSE FAMILY FRIEND. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


TYPICALLY WE SAY HOLD THE SALT.

BUT NBC2 DISCOVERED A NEW STUDY THAT MIGHT HAVE YOU PASSING THE SALT.

NEW NUMBERS AT NOON ON SODIUM INTAKE,

AND THE FOODS WHERE YOU'RE LIKELY TO FIND JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH.

AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU COMBINE MARTIAL ARTS AND RELIGION.

YOU GET A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO QUESTION WHAT'S THE POINT.

BUT THESE PASTORS SAY THERE'S MORE TO IT THAN JUST GETTING IN THE RING DURING SERVICE.

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TZ1 A) SALT STUDY-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) CHURCH FIGHT-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


GM INVESTIGATION-trxVO


DEVELOPING AT NOON.

THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION CONTINUES TO GET ANSWERS AND DOCUMENTS FROM GM ABOUT ITS RECALL OF IGNITION SWITCHES.

THE SAFETY REGULATOR HAS YET TO SET A TIMETABLE TO MAKE THAT INFORMATION PUBLIC.

GM HAS REPORTEDLY HIRED ANOTHER OUTSIDE EXPERT TO WORK ON ITS RECALL RESPONSE.

DOUG ELLER IS A CRISIS MANAGEMENT EXPERT WHO WORKED WITH FIRESTONE AFTER ITS MASSIVE TIRE RECALL IN 2000. Return to index of stories...


SALT STUDY-trxPLASMA


HEALTHCAST OPEN

IT'S A SALT-SHAKEUP IS IN THE WORKS.

AFTER YEARS OF BEING TOLD TO KEEP YOUR SALT INTAKE DOWN,

NBC2 FOUND A NEW STUDY REVEALS THAT SALT MAY NOT BE THAT BAD FOR YOU AFTER ALL.

NESITA KWAN HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


SALT STUDY-PKG


SO TEMPTING. THAT LITTLE ADDED DASH OF SALT. BUT IT'S AT THE TOP OF THE 'DON'T DO IT' LIST

FOR CARDIOLOGISTS LIKE NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE'S KANNAN MUTHARASAN.

92 YEAR OLD SYLVIA LERNER SAYS SHE'S BEEN PAYING ATTENTION, BUT IT'S NO FUN.

"everything that I like and that's good and fun and hot dogs and stuff is no"

THE CDC GUIDELINES FOR PEOPLE UNDER AGE 50-- LESS THAN 2300 MILLIGRAMS A DAY OLDER THAN 50. LESS THAN 1500 MILLIGRAMS A DAY

NEW RESEARCH FROM DENMARK SUGGESTS A HEALTHIER GUIDELINE WOULD ALLOW PEOPLE TO DOUBLE OR EVEN TRIPLE THOSE NUMBERS NORTHWESTERN CHIEF CARDIOLOGIST DR. CLYDE YANCY. SAYS AMERICANS ARE ALREADY THERE.

"do not deceive ourselves we consume so much more salt than we think"

DR. YANCY SAYS SO MUCH SODIUM IS IMBEDDED IN PROCESSED FOODS WE DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH WE CONSUME

SO HE AND OTHER HEART EXPERTS SAY THROW AWAY THE DEBATE ABOUT NUMBERS. AND KEEP IT SIMPLE.

IT'S SAFE TO SAY EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE LESS THAN 4000 MILLIGRAMS OF SODIUM A DAY.

AND TALK TO THEIR DOCTOR ABOUT THEIR DIET.

"3 things, no added salt, avoid processed food and read labels, you'll be so much more ahead of the game." Return to index of stories...


SALT STUDY-ONCAM


NBC2 ALSO FOUND OUT MOST OF THE SODIUM IN THE DIET COMES FROM PREPARED AND PROCESSED FOODS - NEARLY 75 PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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WEATHER-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.

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER FOR FRIDAY

Our gorgeous weather will continue today and right on through the weekend. We start with temperatures in the mid 60s this morning and you could see some patchy fog on your morning commute. Then, skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon and high temperatures will warm to the mid 80s. If you are headed to the beach, expect lower 80s as the sea breeze comes in late this afternoon.

The weekend outlook is good with mostly sunny to partly cloudy weather and mid 80's for highs each day.

A strong cold front is predicted to move through Southwest Florida Tuesday and could bring some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms. The forecast models have consistent in showing rain for Tuesday. You will want to pay close attention to the forecast as that weather event gets closer.

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.

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER FOR FRIDAY

Our gorgeous weather will continue today and right on through the weekend. We start with temperatures in the mid 60s this morning and you could see some patchy fog on your morning commute. Then, skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon and high temperatures will warm to the mid 80s. If you are headed to the beach, expect lower 80s as the sea breeze comes in late this afternoon.

The weekend outlook is good with mostly sunny to partly cloudy weather and mid 80's for highs each day.

A strong cold front is predicted to move through Southwest Florida Tuesday and could bring some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms. The forecast models have consistent in showing rain for Tuesday. You will want to pay close attention to the forecast as that weather event gets closer. Return to index of stories...


CHURCH FIGHT-TCVIDBOX


MUST SEE VIDEO AT NOON.

CHRISTIAN PASTORS WHO MIX THEIR FAITH WITH MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.

THEY ARE TAKING PART IN CAGE MATCHES AGAINST EACH OTHER.

AND THEY INSIST THAT FAITH AND FIGHTING GO TOGETHER.

BUT NOT EVERYONE AGREES.

DAN HARRIS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


CHURCH FIGHT-trxPKG


NATS: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THIS IS PASTOR VERSUS PASTOR!

NATS: TONIGHT WE GOTTA FIGHT, AND THEN WE'LL TALK ABOUT JESUS TOMORROW WHEN

WE GO TO CHURCH.

THE NEW MOVIE "FIGHT CHURCH" RAISES THIS UNUSUAL QUESTION.

NATS: CAN YOU LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF AND THEN AT THE SAME TIME, KNEE

HIM IN THE FACE AS HARD AS YOU CAN?

IT'S A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT PASTORS WHO PRACTICE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS WITH THEIR

PARISHIONERS.

"When Preston came up with the idea of having a fight club in the church, it

was an easy thing to say yes to."

"Tough guys need Jesus, too."

"We'll just be a couple of God-fearing men punching each other in the head."

AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE. THIS IS EXTREMELY CONTROVERSIAL. JESUS, AFTER ALL,

PREACHED NON-VIOLENCE. TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK.

SOT: THE TRADITIONS OF WHICH I'M A PART IS THAT WE LOVE EACH OTHER, AND THIS

AIN'T LOVE.

NATS OF PAUL BURRESS FROM MOVIE:

"jesus never quit jesus never tapped out he finished what he came to do"

BUT PASTOR PAUL BURRESS FEATURED IN THE MOVIE DEFENDS HIS UNLIKELY

EVANGELIZATION TECHNIQUES.

SOT PAUL BURRESS

"We don't fight out meaness we have no hate or bitterness in our heart"

SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN MIXED MARTIAL ARTS TODAY ARE FEATURED IN THE

FILM

SOT JON JONES "I PROBABLY WOULDN'T BE IN THE POSITION I AM TODAY IF I WASN'T

A CHRISTIAN"

NATS: CHRISTIANITY HAS FEMINIZED MEN. IF WE WOULD RAISE OUR BOYS TO MEN,

THESE KIND OF PROBLEMS GO AWAY.

DESPITE THE CRITICS. THE PASTORS OF FIGHT CHURCH STAND BY THEIR MISSION.

SOT PAUL BURRESS

"We've been able to reach an awful lot of people that never would have

walked into a normal church service before but they'll come over and do some

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TEASE TWO-2SHOT


ON THE RUN TODAY,

A MAN ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A LITTLE GIRL.

AND HE'S JUST ONE OF THE PEOPLE AT LARGE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

YOUR HELP COULD PUT THEM ALL BACK IN JAIL.

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FUGITIVE FRIDAY-trx3SHOT


IT'S FUGITIVE FRIDAY.

YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO HELP POLICE AND EARN SOME MONEY IN THE PROCESS.

TRISH ROUTTE WITH SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CRIME STOPPERS IS HERE WITH A NEW LIST OF BAD PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


FUGITIVE FRIDAY-0


We're starting off our list with a 30 year old felon who's made his mark in the

criminal world with multiple arrests for drug related offenses. Jamaal Baez is

back on the run again, after five previous bookings in the Lee County Jail. His

last arrest was on Christmas Day 2013, when he was jailed for multiple narcotics

offenses. After spending two months behind bars, he was released on probation

- and has quickly found himself in violation of those terms. Over the years,

Baez has also been charged with sale and delivery of cocaine, fraud, evidence

tampering and driving with a suspended license. In addition to his local warrant,

Baez is also wanted in Okaloosa County. He is 5'9" and has ties to both Cape

Coral and Dunbar. He has multiple tattoos, including the phrase "The weak shall

be eaten" and "Panhandle Pimpin" on his left arm, "Straight Ballin" on his right

shoulder and "Cash Rulz" on both hands.

Also on the run this week is Yosdany Llanera, who stands accused of molesting

a young girl under the age of 12. The victim said she was in her bed when

Llanera came into her room in the middle of the night and molested her. When

she told an adult the next morning, the girl's mother confronted 20 year old

Llanera, who said he simply went into her room to ask if she had any candy.

Upon further questioning, Llanera became loud and belligerent, and asked to

talk to the young girl. Sheriff's deputies arrived at the house shortly thereafter

and found probable cause to arrest Llanera for lewd and lascivious molestation.

After spending two weeks in jail, Llanera bonded out for $25,000 - but now he's

skipped out on that bond and is wanted for failing to show up in court to tell his

side of the story. It's believed that Llanera is being harbored by family members

- who have been less than cooperative with authorities over the last few months.

Upon his arrest, he will be held without bond in the Lee County Jail.

And in Collier County, deputies need your help tracking down Cordvan Xavier

Redden - a convicted drug dealer who has violated his state probation just

months after being sentenced. Last summer, a judge told Redden he'd have to

live with certain restrictions for a period of two years, but it didn't take long for

Redden to abandon that decision and go back on his wayward path. This 28

year old felon has racked up multiple arrests in both Collier and Lee Counties, for

multiple counts of drug possession, battery and fraud. In addition to the profits of

his drug trade, Redden has also known to work as a plumber and a maintenance

man. He was last known to be living in Immokalee and has a tattoo of the name

Nevaeh on his right forearm.

And rounding out our list is Kevin Sims, on the run in Collier County for violating

probation after a DUI, and failing to show up in court on the heels of an arrest for

the possession of a controlled substance. Although his most recent information

shows that Sims is among the unemployed, he does have experience working on

golf courses and in nursing facilities. This 23 year old fugitive's record revolves

almost exclusively around his drug use, as well as the DUI charge. He is 5'7",

145 pounds and has several tattoos, including a cross on his upper left arm, a

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TEASE THREE-2SHOT


NBC2 IS ON TOP OF BREAKING NEWS AT NOON.

ANOTHER VIOLENT HOME INVASION IN COLLIER COUNTY.

WE'RE BRING YOU A LIVE REPORT FROM THE EXCLUSIVE QUAIL WEST COMMUNITY IN NAPLES

WE HAVE NEW DETAILS COMING UP IN TWO MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) JOURNALIST ATTACKED-VO-WIPE


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TZ3 B) SECRET SHOPPER SCAM-VOTOPS


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QUAIL WEST HOME INVASION-SS-EANIBOX


NBC2 CONTINUES TO LEAD THE CHARGE ON BREAKING NEWS AT NOON --

*ANOTHER VIOLENT HOME INVASION IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THIS ONE HAPPENED LAST NIGHT IN THE EXCLUSIVE, GATED QUAIL WEST COMMUNITY.

NBC2'S RICK RITTER WAS FIRST ON SCENE AFTER GETTING INFORMATION THIS MORNING FROM HIS SOURCES --

RICK, YOU'VE BEEN LIVE FOR US THERE SINCE 11AM, PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY TELL YOU THEY'RE WORRIED. Return to index of stories...


QUAIL WEST HOME INVASION-REM LIVE


-WORKING MY SOURCES ALL MORNING

-DEPUTIES SAY THREE MEN BUSTED INTO QUAIL WEST HOME AROUND 10:00 LAST NIGHT

-THEY TIED UP FIVE VICTIMS AND RANSACKED THE PLACE, DEMANDING CASH AND JEWELRY

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QUAIL WEST HOME INVASION-SS-VO


THIS MARKS THE 5TH HOME INVASION IN COLLIER COUNTY IN LESS THAN TWO MONTHS.

WE HAD TWO IN CITY LIMITS, ONE IN NORTH NAPLES, ONE IN GOLDEN GATE AND NOW THIS ONE IN THE QUAIL WEST COMMUNITY.

SOURCES TELL ME IT WAS AN HOUR BEFORE THE VICTIMS COULD REACH FOR THEIR ALARM TO CALL DEPUTIES.

WE'VE BEEN OUT HERE ALL MORNING LONG -LEARNING NEW DETAILS AND WE HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH A FEW QUAIL WEST RESIDENTS WHO SAY THEY'VE BEEN FOLLOWING THE HOME INVASIONS ACROSS THE COUNTY - BUT NEVER THOUGHT IT COULD HAPPEN IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


QUAIL WEST HOME INVASION-SOT


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QUAIL WEST HOME INVASION-REM LIVE


-AGIAN, ALL 3 ROBBERS GOT AWAY, STILL ON THE LOOSE

-COUNT ON US TO BRING YOU THE LATEST DETAILS THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

WE'RE LIVE IN NAPLES, RR, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


DONNA BROWN COURT-PLAS trxVO-SS-OC


NBC2 IS TRACKING THIS STORY.

THE CASE AGASINT DONNA BROWN.

SHE'S SCHEDULED FOR A PLEA HEARING IN THIRTY MINUTES IN LEE COUNTY.

BROWN IS ACCUSED OF HITTING AND DRAGGING A MOTORCYCLIST DOWN US 41,

AND LEAVING THE SCENE.

TROOPERS SAY BROWN WAS DRUNK AND HIGH.

HER LICENSE WAS REVOKED AFTER TROOPERS SAY SHE DRAGGED CARL PATRICK THREE MILES LAST MAY,

NEVER STOPPING UNTIL TROOPERS SAW SPARKS FLYING FROM HER CAR.

PATRICK WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON THE SCENE.

RIGHT NOW, BROWN IS BEHIND BARS.

HER BOND REVOKED.

BROWNS ATTORNEY SAYS TROOPERS TOOK HER BLOOD WITHOUT A WARRANT,

SO THE BLOOD TEST WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AS EVIDENCE.

THE STATE SAYS THEY STILL HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO GO FORWARD WITH A TRIAL.

WE ARE WORKING RIGHT NOW TO FIGURE OUT WHAT BOTH SIDES EXPECT FOR TODAY.

NBC2 WILL BE IN THE COURT ROOM BRINGING YOU UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD-trxOANIBOX


NOW TO THE LATEST AT FORT HOOD.

THE THREE VICTIMS LISTED IN CRITICAL CONDITION ARE NOW UPGRADED TO FAIR.

NBC2 HAS NEW INFORMATION ON THE GUNMAN WHO KILLED THREE SOLDIERS, AND WOUNDED MORE THAN A DOZEN MORE.

WE'RE ALSO HEARING FROM THOSE WHO KNEW THE GUNMAN, AND HIS VICTIMS.

POLO SANDOVAL REPORTS ON THE RAMPAGE THAT HAS LEFT FORT HOOD TEXAS REELING. Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD-PKG


INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING OVER EVERY DETAIL OF IVAN LOPEZ'S LIFE.

THEY'RE HOPING TO FIND out WHY THE ARMY SPECIALIST WENT ON A SHOOTING RAMPAGE AT FORT HOOD TEXAS. KILLING THREE PEOPLE. AND WOUNDING 16-OTHERS.

"There may have been a verbal altercation with another soldier or soldiers and there is a strong possibility that in fact immediately preceded the shooting."

THOSE WHO KNEW HIM SAY THERE WAS NOTHING OUT-OF-THE ORDINARY ABOUT HIM.

"There wasn't anything usual about him. we were just neighbors, passers by, smiled and waved at each other and that's about it. the couple seemed like they were extremely happy.

SERGEANT ALONZO LUNSFORD WAS SHOT SEVEN TIMES IN THE 2009 SHOOTING AT FORT HOOD. HE SAYS HE FELT DISBELIEF AND ANGER THAT SOMETHING LIKET HIS COULD HAPPEN AGAIN.

"After our shooting, everyone or a lot of factors were saying we need to do this, we need to do that. well, a lot of those things has not been done to this point"

ONE OF THOSE KILLED WAS SERGEANT TIMOTHY OWENS.

HIS MOTHER TRIED TO GET IN TOUCH WITH HIM WHEN NEWS BROKE OF THE SHOOTINGS.

"He didn't answer the phone, so I left a message on his phone. 'Son, call me so I know if you're okay or not.' Well, never got no call from him. I thought, 'Oh, God! Please, don't let it be. He was just an honorable individual. I don't think he knew any stranger. Everyone he met, I believe, got along with him." Return to index of stories...


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WE'RE CLOSEY FOLLOWING THIS DEVELOPING STORY IN AFGHANISTAN.

ONE DAY BEFORE AFGHANS GO TO THE POLLS TO ELECT A NEW PRESIDENT,

AN ATTACK BY AN AFGHAN POLICEMAN LEFT ONE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOURNALIST DEAD AND ANOTHER WOUNDED.

RICHARD ENGEL HAS NEW DETAILS AT NOON. Return to index of stories...


JOURNALIST ATTACKED-PKG


Elections here in Afghanistan are scheduled for tomorrow.

Violence has been on the rise nationwide, and today a particularly horrific attack targeting two journalists from the Associated Press- both women correspondents, both well known.

They were traveling with a group of election workers in a convoy delivering ballots to a provincial center in the Khost Province in eastern Afghanistan.

The two A-P reporters were in the back of their car when suddenly an Afghan policeman walked up to their car, started shouting "Allahu Akhbar" and fired into the vehicle, firing in the back of the vehicle where these two journalists were sitting.

One of the journalists, Anja Niedringhaus, 48-years-old, a German photographer was killed instantly.

The other, Canadian writer Kathy Gannon was wounded.

We are told her condition is stable.

REPORTER CLOSE:

KATHY GANNON IS PERHAPS ONE OF THE BEST-KNOWN CORRESPONDENTS TO HAVE COVERED AFGHANISTAN.

SHE'S BEEN REPORTING ON THE WAR AND CONFLICTS IN THIS REGION FOR THE LAST 30 YEARS.

RICHARD ENGEL, NBC NEWS, KABUL. Return to index of stories...


SEXUAL BATTERY FORT MYERS-trxSS-VO-SS


FORT MYERS POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR A SEXUAL BATTERY SUSPECT.

OVERNIGHT POLICE WERE SEARCHING LORA STREET, TRYING TO LOCATE 38 YEAR OLD IDELFONSO SANTANA-GRAJALES.

POLICE SAY HE'S WANTED FOR A SEXUAL BATTERY THAT ORIGINALLY OCCURED ON MARCH 7TH.

OFFICERS CONFRONTED THE GUY AT A HOME LAST NIGHT, BUT HE TOOK OFF INTO THE WOODS NEAR BELL STREET AND VAN BUREN STREET OFF PALM BEACH BOULEVARD.

POLICE SENT UP THE CHOPPER AND AND BROUGHT OUT THE DOGS, BUT SO FAR HE'S GOTTEN AWAY.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT WHERE HE IS, CALL FORT MYERS POLICE OR CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-trxSATLIVE


WALL STREET IS REACTING TO THE LATEST JOBS REPORT OUT THIS MORNING.

THE U-S ADDED 192-THOUSAND JOBS IN MARCH.

THE NATIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HOLDS STEADY AT 6-POINT-7 PERCENT

LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD.

RIGHT NOW THE DOW ___. Return to index of stories...


SMOKE ALARM ALERT-VO


NEST LABS - THE SMART THERMOSTAT AND SMOKE ALARM MANUFACTURE THAT WAS BOUGHT BY GOOGLE - HAS HALTED SALES OF ITS 'NEST PROTECT' SMOKE ALARMS.

USERS COULD ACCIDENTALLY SHUT THE ALARM OFF.

THE COMPANY DISCOVERED THE PROBLEM DURING RECENT TESTING.

THE COMPANY IS WORKING ON A SOFTWARE PATCH TO SOLVE THE ISSUE.

CUSTOMERS WHO OWN A NEST PROTECT SHOULD CONTACT THE COMPANY. Return to index of stories...


SECRET SHOPPER SCAM-trxONCAM


NBC2 WITH A CONSUMER ALERT AT NOON.

SCAMMERS ARE ENTICING VICTIMS BY PROMISING CASH FOR "SECRET SHOPPING" SERVICES.

LYNDA BAQUERO SHOWS WHAT YOU CAN DO TO STAY SAFE. Return to index of stories...


SECRET SHOPPER SCAM-PKG


GINA DATTILE LOVES TO BAKE. CUPCAKES ARE HER SPECIALTY!

AND THIS STAY-AT-HOME MOM ALSO LIKES EARNING SOME EXTRA MONEY NOW THEN. TAKING PART IN FOCUS GROUP RESEARCH AT HER LOCAL SHOPPING MALL.

"you go in, give a little survey, and they'll compensate you for your time, test a product too, and you'll get a check"

SO AN OFFER TO MAKE MORE MONEY. AS A SECRET SHOPPER. SOUNDED APPEALING.

GINA RECEIVED A CHECK FOR NINETEEN HUNDRED, FIFTY DOLLARS!

"You were to cash the check, take two hundred for yourself, and you were gonna go to Walmart and purchase these Green Dot gift cards"

THIS IS A COPY OF THE LETTER.LOOK FOR YOURSELF-- DOES ANYTHING LOOK AMISS?

"The letter was just dear client x, y, z, there wasnt a name addressed to me."

IT ASKED GINA TO "TAKE NOTE OF:

THE AMBIENCE/OUTLOOK

SMARTNESS OF THE ATTENDANT

CUSTOMER SERVICE PROFESSIONALISM

AMONG OTHER THINGS. AND IT INCLUDED THE NAME, WALMART.

"when i did look at the envelope, the return address was like michigan, michigan"

SHE DID NOT DEPOSIT THE CHECK.

"Your account number goes on it, and nowadays you don't have to wait to get the check back, whoever did this can go online and see the back of the check and get my account number"

WE CONTACTED WALMART.

"FAKE CHECKS AND WIRE TRANSFERS TO PERSUADE UNSUSPECTING CONSUMERS INTO SENDING MONEY TO FRAUDSTERS WHO ARE OFTEN LOCATED OUTSIDE THE U.S."

IF YOU BELIEVE YOU'VE RECEIVED A FRAUDULENT E-MAIL CLAIMING TO BE FROM WALMART, THEY ASK THAT YOU FORWARD IT TO: ABUSE WALMART DOT COM.

SO, FOR GINA, AS GOOD AS THE DEAL SOUNDED.

"No one's gonna send you money to just go shopping in Walmart" Return to index of stories...


LONGER SCHOOL DAY-SS-VO-WIPE


NBC-2 HAS A FULL LIST OF ALL THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS THAT WILL HAVE LONGER SCHOOLS DAYS STARTING NEXT YEAR.

SIX MILE CHARTER ACADEMY.

CAPE CORAL CHARTER SCHOOL.

GATEWAY CHARTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

AND BONITA SPRINGS CHARTER SCHOOL.

EACH OF THESE SCHOOLS WILL START 30 MINUTES EARLIER.

THIS MAKES THEIR SCHOOL DAY LONGER THAN MOST SCHOOLS IN THE LEE AND COLLIER SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

PARENTS WE SPOKE TO LIKE THE IDEA. Return to index of stories...


LONGER SCHOOL DAY-SOTVO


15:33:09 it's not gonna put a rush on some of those classes where they might need the additional time, maybe the teachers will be able to take a little more time as well to assist their students. 15:33:18

OFFICIALS SAY TEACHERS AT THESE SCHOOLS ARE PAID BASED ON PERFORMANCE.

SO IF STUDENTS DO BETTER WITH THE LONGER DAY - THEY'LL EARN MORE MONEY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2SHOT


INCREDIBLE MUST SEE VIDEO AT NOON.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA INSIDE A CHICAGO SUBWAY.

SAVED JUST IN TIME.

HEAR FROM THE MAN WHO PULLED A WOMAN FROM THE TRACKS.

AND HOW IT ALL STARTED.

AND MORE MUST SEE VIDEO.

A LITTLE PUPPY GETS STUCK IN A PIPE.

NBC2 SHOWS YOU THE RESCUE,

WITH AN UPDATE ON THE LITTLE GUY.

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TRAIN SAVE-trxEANIBOXTOPS


SOME HEROES WEAR CAPES, THIS ONE WEARS AN ORANGE HOODIE.

WHEN A WOMAN FELL ON THE TRACKS -- A STRANGER JUMPED IN FRONT OF THE ON-

COMING TRAIN -- HOPING IT WOULD STOP IN TIME.

TODAY WE HAVE MUST SEE VIDEO OF COURAGE AND KINDNESS IN ACTION.

GIO BENITEZ REPORTS HOW IT ALL HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


TRAIN SAVE-PKG


NATS

Stop!

THIS IS AN UNDERGROUND TRAIN STATION IN CHICAGO WEDNESDAY MORNING PEOPLE ARE

LOOKING IN DISBELIEF

WATCH. A MAN IS JUMPING AROUND ON THE TRACKS. WEARING ORANGE THE ONCOMING

TRAIN JUST FEET AWAY

SOT EDDIE PALACIOS

4639 Out of the blue I hear somebody yelling, she fell, she fell, the train

is coming /

A WOMAN HAD FALLEN ONTO THE TRACKS AND 50-YEAR-OLD EDDIE PALACIOS. AN OFF-

DUTY TSA OFFICER. WAS RIGHT THERE HEADING INTO WORK. HE JUMPED ONTO THE

TRACKS THINKING HIS ORANGE HOODIE WOULD BE BRIGHT ENOUGH TO ALERT THE

CONDUCTOR. THE TRAIN STOPPED!

154833 Human instincts and second nature kicked in, and I did what I thought

was right / 4845 I didn't think it was a big deal.

BUT IT WAS A BIG DEAL TO EVERYONE WATCHING.

SOT WOMAN

That man is a hero. I don't know if I would've jumped onto the tracks.

SOT EDDIE PALACIOS

160048 I really don't think I'm a hero, I did what I thought was best,

STAND-UP

BUT LOOK AT HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE ON THAT PLATFORM. OUT OF ALL OF THEM.

EDDIE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO JUMPED ONTO THOSE TRACKS. THAT ORANGE HOODIE

GIVING HIM CONFIDENCE.

SOT EDDIE PALACIOS

160346 2924 My son, he doesn't go to the University of Illionois, he goes to

U of Chicago, and he likes me to wear his burgundy hoodie, but my wife was

washing it yesterday and this was the closest one and this was the one I

wore, so I guess it was meant to be for me to wear it.

BUT HIS SON, LIKE MANY US, WONDERING. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!

SOT EDDIE PALACIOS

160535 3116 in life we're going to be called to task sometimes / And as a

father, hopefully I'll be able to teach him that and if he knows anything

and he learns anything he'll learn that one day he may be called to task too

.

CALLED TO TASK. AND SAVING A LIFE. NOW THAT'S AMERICA STRONG.

GIO BENITEZ, ABC NEWS, NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE STORMS-trxTANIBOX


WE'RE TRACKING THE DAMAGE LEFT BEHIND,

AFTER A WIDE SWATH OF SEVERE WEATHER STRETCHING ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY SPAWNED HEAVY RAIN, STRONG WINDS, HAILSTORMS AND A SMALL TORNADO.

THIS IS UNIVERSITY CITY IN MISSOURI WHERE A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN.

AND CHECK THIS OUT --- FLASH FLOODING IN KANSAS CITY.

THERE WERE ALSO HAIL STORMS IN ARKANSAS AND OKLAHOMA.

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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WEATHER-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.

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER FOR FRIDAY

Our gorgeous weather will continue today and right on through the weekend. We start with temperatures in the mid 60s this morning and you could see some patchy fog on your morning commute. Then, skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon and high temperatures will warm to the mid 80s. If you are headed to the beach, expect lower 80s as the sea breeze comes in late this afternoon.

The weekend outlook is good with mostly sunny to partly cloudy weather and mid 80's for highs each day.

A strong cold front is predicted to move through Southwest Florida Tuesday and could bring some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms. The forecast models have consistent in showing rain for Tuesday. You will want to pay close attention to the forecast as that weather event gets closer.

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.

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER FOR FRIDAY

Our gorgeous weather will continue today and right on through the weekend. We start with temperatures in the mid 60s this morning and you could see some patchy fog on your morning commute. Then, skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon and high temperatures will warm to the mid 80s. If you are headed to the beach, expect lower 80s as the sea breeze comes in late this afternoon.

The weekend outlook is good with mostly sunny to partly cloudy weather and mid 80's for highs each day.

A strong cold front is predicted to move through Southwest Florida Tuesday and could bring some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms. The forecast models have consistent in showing rain for Tuesday. You will want to pay close attention to the forecast as that weather event gets closer. Return to index of stories...


TECH SAVVY SENIORS-trxVO


AMERICA'S SENIORS ARE GETTING MORE TECH SAVVY.

NBC2 EXAMINED A NEW STUDY THAT SHOWS ABOUT 60-PERCENT OF SENIORS GO ONLINE.

THAT'S UP SIX PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR.

WE ALSO FOUND OUT YOUNGER SENIORS ARE EVEN MORE CONNECTED,

WITH 74-PERCENT OF PEOPLE AGES 65 TO 69 GOING ONLINE.

NEARLY ALL SURVEYED AGREED THAT THE INTERNET MAKES IT EASIER TO FIND INFORMATION THAN IN THE PAST. Return to index of stories...


TEXTING AND DRIVING-VO


A DRIVER IN LEE COUNTY ADMITS HE WAS TEXTING BEHIND THE WHEEL, WHEN HE CRASHED INTO A POWER POLE.

THE CRASH HAPPENED AROUND 8:30 LAST NIGHT ON JOEL BOULEVARD AT EDWARDS DRIVE IN ALVA.

WITNESSES TELL US THEY HEARD THE DRIVER TELL DEPUTIES HE WAS TEXTING WHEN THE CRASH HAPPENED.

HE REFUSED TREATMENT. Return to index of stories...


HERTZ JOBS-OC-BNR


TAKING A LOOK AHEAD ---

A MASSIVE COMPANY MOVING INTO ESTERO IS LOOKING FOR JOB CANDIDATES.

HERTZ WILL HOST AN OPEN HOUSE INTERVIEW PROCESS.

THE RENTAL COMPANY NEEDS CUSTOMER SALES EXPERTS AND TEAM LEADERS.

INTERVIEWS START NEXT WEDNESDAY.

YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW IN ADVANCE.

INFORMATION IS ON OUR WEBSITE.

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NAPLES WATER CHANGE-ONCAM


A HEADS UP FOR PEOPLE USING NAPLES CITY WATER.

OFFICIALS WILL CHANGE THE DISINFECTANT USED TO TREAT THE WATER.

THERE ARE NO HEALTH CONCERNS, BUT YOU MAY NOTICE A CHANGE IN THE TASTE AND COLOR OF THE WATER.

PEOPLE WHO ARE ON KIDNEY DIALYSIS SHOULD CONTACT THEIR MEDICAL SUPPLY COMPANY TO SEE IF YOU NEED A SPECIAL FILTER.

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PUPPY STUCK IN PIPE-PLASMA


A PUPPY IN CALIFORNIA IS BEING TREATED AT AN ANIMAL SHELTER AFTER IT GOT STUCK IN A DRAIN PIPE.

FIRE CREWS ALONG WITH ANIMAL SERVICE CLEARED OUT THE PIPE WEDNESDAY.

BUT THE PUPPY WAS TOO SCARED TO COME OUT UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING.

ARIC RICHARDS REPORTS ON THE EFFORTS TO SAVE THE LITTLE DOG. Return to index of stories...


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IT WAS A DIFFERENT TYPE OF RESCUE FOR COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS AND THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.AS A YOUNG PUPPY SAT TRAPPED IN THIS DRAIN PIPE NEAR MCFARLAND.

RESCUE CREWS SAY A PASSERBY HEARD THE DOG WHIMPERING AND CALLED FOR HELP.

S/ Maggie Kalar / Kern County Animal Services:14 -:17

"People go for walks is what we're understanding out here and we're not sure if the pup got away from somebody and has been wandering for a while and maybe decided to hunker down in the drain pipe."

LAST NIGHT, RESCUE CREWS WERE ABLE TO CLEAR MUD AND DEBRIS FROM THE PIPE, ALLOWING THE DOG, NAMED PIPER, TO GET OUT.

BUT, AS YOU CAN SEE.ALL THE PUPPY DID.WAS TAKE A PEEK.AND GO BACK IN.

CREWS SAY BECAUSE THE DOG WOULDN'T COME OUT ON ITS OWN, THEY SET TRAPS WITH CHICKEN AND PASTRAMI.HOPING THE PUP WOULD GIVE IN.

AND THIS MORNING, SHE DID.

BUT, BEING IN ANOTHER CONFINED SPACE, THE AUSTRALIAN SHEPARD CLEARLY WASN'T HAPPY -- UNTIL ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS ARRIVED.TAKING THE PUPPY OUT OF THE CAGE AND GIVING IT SOME MUCH NEEDED ATTENTION.ALONG WITH THE FIREFIGHTERS WHO HELPED SAVE THIS SMALL PUP. Return to index of stories...


PUPPY STUCK IN PIPE-ONCAM


AFTER THE SMALL AUSTRALIAN SHEPARD WAS RESCUED, ANIMAL CONTROL STAFF NAMED HER "PIPER."

STAFF SAY THE PUPPY IS IN GOOD HEALTH AND WILL BE PUT UP FOR ADOPTION IN ABOUT A MONTH. Return to index of stories...


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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT.

DAVID LETTERMAN ANNOUNCED THAT HE WILL STEP DOWN AS HOST OF "THE LATE SHOW" NEXT YEAR.

HIS CURRENT CONTRACT EXPIRES IN 20-15 AND LETTERMAN WILL NOT BE BACK.

LETTERMAN WAS THE FIRST HOST OF N-B-C's "LATE NIGHT" PROGRAM FROM 19-82 TO 19-93.

HE HAS BEEN ON C-B-S FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS.

HIS SHOWS HAVE WON EIGHT EMMY AWARDS AND ONE PEABODY AWARD.

DAVID LETTERMAN BECAME A KENNEDY CENTER HONOREE IN 20-12. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2SHOT


NO ROOM FOR SMALL STRUCKS AT THIS NEXT EVENT.

AND GET THOSE EAR PLUGS READY.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MONSTER TRUCKS.

AND THEY'RE RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NBC2 TELLS YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU WANT TO CATCH THE ACTION. Return to index of stories...


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BOOTH ALERT


BREAKING NEWS --

FIREFIGHTERS ARE RESPONDING TO A HOUSE FIRE IN NORTH FORT MYERS RIGHT NOW --

FLAMES ARE REPORTED THROUGH THE ROOF.

THIS IS ON BARTHOLOMEW DRIVE --

WE HAVE A CREW ON THEY WAY -- COUNT ON US FOR UPDATES ON NBC-2.COM AND TODAY FIRST AT FOUR. Return to index of stories...


MONSTER JAM-VOTOPS-SS-BNR


MONSTER TRUCKS ARE JUMPING, SPINNING AND WEAVING THEIR WAY AROUND THE TRACKS RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT'S ALL FOR THE MONSTER TRUCK JAM HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND.

THE INFO IS ON YOUR SCREEN.

JUST HEAD TO THE FLORIDA SPORTS PARK IN NAPLES STARTING TONIGHT.

TICKETS ARE 15 DOLLARS.

THE NOISY FUN RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY.

FOR MORE DETAILS HEAD TO NBC DASH 2 DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


STAR ON ICE-SSTOPS


YOU WATCHED THEM WIN GOLD IN SOCHI, RUSSIA.

AND NOW YOU CAN WATCH U-S OLYMPIC GOLD ICE SKATING TEAM MERYL DAVIS AND CHARLIE WHITE, RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE GOLD MEDALISTS AND SEVERAL OTHER OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS WILL BE PERFORMING IN THE STARS ON ICE SHOW - TONIGHT AT GERMAIN ARENA.

IT STARTS AT 7-30.

WE DID SOME CHECKING AND FOUND OUT TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILIBLE.

PRICES START AT 35 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


ALL NEW AT 4-CLIP


PAUSE FOR ALL NEW AT 4 OPEN

"There's men trying to break into our house and me and my little sister are

home alone."

A CHILLING 9-1-1 CALL.

TWO KIDS HOME ALONE COME FACE TO FACE WITH AN INTRUDER.

FIRST AT FOUR NBC2 UNCOVERS WHAT THEY DID TO STAY ALIVE.

WE'RE PUTTING YOU UP CLOSE TO MOTHER NATURE'S FURY.

TORNADOS TAKE AIM ON TOWNS.

AHEAD AT FOUR WHERE THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT IS NOW THREATENING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.

PLUS THE SOLDIER WHO BECAME A MURDERER MAY HAVE WANTED TO KILL EVEN MORE PEOPLE.

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PORT CHARLOTTE $5 MIL LOTTO-2SHOT


THERE'S ANEW MULTI MILLIONAIRE IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

59 YEAR OLD NEAL HELLMAN JUST CLAIMED A $5 MILLION DOLLAR TOP PRIZE IN THE "100 TIMES THE CASH SCRATCH-OFF GAME."

MR. HELLMAN CHOSE TO RECEIVE HIS WINNINGS IN A ONE-TIME, LUMP-SUM PAYMENT OF 3 POINT 4 MILLION.

HELLMAN SAYS HE'S GOING TO BUY A NEW HOME AND CARS FOR HIS FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


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