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DIRECTORS PAGE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SUPER BOAT RACES-REM LIVE
NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS CHARLOTTE COUNTY SUPER BOAT RACES-PKG
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP CHARLOTTE COUNTY SUPER BOAT RACES-REM LIVE
DONALD BYRD SETUP-OC SS TEASE ONE-1 SHOT
TOSS TO RICK-EAniBx TZ1 A) GOV SCOTT IN SWFL-VO WIPE
DONALD BYRD UPDATE-REM LIVE TZ1 B) CRIST SOLAR RALLY-VOTOPS
DONALD BYRD UPDATE-BNR-PKG TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
DONALD BYRD UPDATE-REM LIVE JIM MEMORIAL SERVICE-2 SHOT SS
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
TOSS TO TY-ONCAM STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN FM-LIVE U ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN FM-VO WIPE FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN FM-SOTVO TOSS TO MATT-TC MON
HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN FM-LIVEU a) gop news conference-vo
TOSS TO LAURA-OC SS EAniBx GOV SCOTT IN SWFL-REM LIVE
FM STRANGER DANGER-NEWSROOM GOV SCOTT IN SWFL-BNR-PKG
FM STRANGER DANGER-VO WIPE GOV SCOTT IN SWFL-REM LIVE
FM STRANGER DANGER-SOTVO CRIST SOLAR RALLY-VO WIPE
FM STRANGER DANGER-NEWSROOM CRIST SOLAR RALLY-SOTVO
BREAKING CLIP-CLIP SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO CHRISTY-OC ZM MAP FLY SPORTS
ALLIGATOR ALLEY CRASH-REM LIVE 78TH MASTERS-ON CAM
ALLIGATOR ALLEY CRASH-VO WIPE 78TH MASTERS-CGTOPS
ALLIGATOR ALLEY CRASH-SOTVO 78TH MASTERS-SOT
ALLIGATOR ALLEY CRASH-REM LIVE 78TH MASTERS-ON CAM TAG
GOLDEN GATE FIRE FOLO-VO WIPE FOREST SENIOR GOLF-VOTOPS
GOLDEN GATE FIRE FOLO-SOTVO FOREST SENIOR GOLF-SOTTOPS
ARREST MADE IN FDLE INVESTIGATION-VO EVERBLADES SEASON-ON CAM
BODY FOUND IN LEE CO POND-VO WIPE EVERBLADES PRACTICE-VOTOPS
BODY FOUND IN LEE CO POND-SOTVO EVERBLADES ON PLAYOFFS-SOTTOPS
GLADES VETERAN REWARD-OC SS OC ATHLETICS TWINS-VOTOPS
NAPLES DROWNING CONFIRMED-VO SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
BOBBIE NOONAN ACADEMY CLOSING-ONCAM AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
SPEED LIMITS PUBLIC MEETING-VO 11 PM TEASE-CAM99-RTR1-VO
TOSS TO LUCAS-VO IN PLASMA CLOSE-4SHOT


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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


RIGHT NOW AT SIX.AN NBC2 EXCLUSIVE: A NAPLES MAN HAS BEEN SENTENCED AFTER PLEADING NO CONTEST TO STEALING A CHILD.

TONIGHT, WE HEAR FROM THE BOY'S MOTHER, WHO SAYS THE PUNISHMENT DOESN'T EASE HER FEARS.

AND: FORT MYERS POLICE ARE STEPPING UP PATROLS AFTER A LITTLE BOY SAYS A STRANGER APPROACHED HIM, OFFERING MONEY.

POLICE SAY THE CHILD DID THE PERFECT THING TO PROTECT HIMSELF.

PLUS: NEARLY 80 THOUSAND PEOPLE EXPECTED TO PACK A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BEACH THIS WEEKEND.

WE'RE LIVE WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU'RE GOING NEAR THE BIG BOAT RACE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


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DONALD BYRD SETUP-OC SS


A NAPLES MAN ACCUSED OF KIDNAPPING HIS GRANDSON IN LOS ANGELES AND KEEPING HIM HIDDEN FOR YEARS. WAS SENTENCED TO JAIL.

ZACHARY BYRD WAS FOUND IN SOUTH CAROLINA LAST AUGUST.

HIS FIRST DAY OF FREEDOM IN ALMOST TWO YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO RICK-EAniBx


ZACHARY'S MOTHER NEVER STOPPED SEARCHING FOR HER SON.

AND NOW, SHE'S ANGRY AT THE PUNISHMENT FOR ZACHARY'S GRANDFATHER.

NBC2'S RICK RITTER HAS BEEN WORKING HIS SOURCES FOR DAYS--

LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE GRANDFATHER'S PUNISHMENT.

HE JOINS US NOW LIVE WITH EXCLUSIVE DETAILS - RICK? Return to index of stories...


DONALD BYRD UPDATE-REM LIVE


-LA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TELLS US DONALD BYRD PLEAD NO CONTEST TO ONE COUNT OF CHILD STEALING

-HE WAS SENTENCED TO 730 DAYS IN STATE PRISON

-TONIGHT, HIS DAUGHTER SAYS IT'S NOT ENOUGH

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DONALD BYRD UPDATE-BNR-PKG


ABDUCTED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WITH HIS DUFFLE BAG IN HAND -

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM 20-11 SHOWS ZACHARY BYRD JUST MINUTES BEFORE HE DISAPPEARED FROM HIS CALIFORNIA HOME.

Grandfather: "You ready to go?"

Zachary: "Um yeah. How long do we have to stay on the road?"

Grandfather: "I don't know."

IT TOOK NEARLY TWO YEARS FOR THE NOW 15-YEAR-OLD TO REUNITE WITH HIS MOTHER.

BUT ON WEDNESDAY - THE MAN WHO STRIPPED STEPHANIE BYRD OF HER OWN CHILD WAS SENTENCED TO JUST *TWO* YEARS IN PRISON.

Stephanie Byrd/14:46:26 "You just don't know. If you told me 3 years ago this was going to happen, i wouldn't have believed you."

VICTOR ORTINO IS THE MAIN REASON WHY DONALD BYRD IS BEHIND BARS.

THE NAPLES INVESTIGATOR WORKED THE CASE FOR YEARS - TRACKING THE DOWN THE DUO HIMSELF AT A SOUTH CAROLINA APARTMENT LAST AUGUST.

Victor Ortino/Private Investigator, Naples/14:33:33 "when I first saw Zachary I was shocked because i didn't recognize Zachary from when I saw him."

LONG HAIR AND KEPT OUT OF SCHOOL FOR MONTHS - ZACHARY TOLD HIS MOTHER HE LIVED A VERY SHELTERED LIFE.

LIKE STEPHANIE - ORTINO CALLS THE TWO-YEAR SENTENCING *SAD*

Victor Ortino/14:34:45 "you steal a child, take the child away from his birth mother for 2 years, gone for 2 years and his sentencing is equal to that?"

TONIGHT - THIS CALIFORNIA MOTHER FEARS THE WORST.

SHE SAYS WHAT'S TAKEN MONTHS TO BUILD BACK WITH HER SON - COULD ALL BE GONE AGAIN ONCE HER FATHER GETS OUT OF PRISON.

Stephanie Byrd/14:43:27 "i do worry for his safety 14:46:36 it's just so over the top 14:46:40 it's just nuts, this isn't what should have happened."

Victor Ortino/14:35:20 "when you have such a light sentencing what's going to prevent people from family members doing it again?" Return to index of stories...


DONALD BYRD UPDATE-REM LIVE


-MAXIMUM SENTENCE IN CALIFORNIA FOR CHILD STEALING IS 4 YEARS

-THE COURT DID CREDIT DONALD BYRD FOR TIME SERVED SINCE HE WAS ARRESTED LAST AUGUST

-STEPHANIE TELLS US WITH GOOD BEHAVIOR, HER FATHER COULD BE OUT OF JAIL AS SOON AS AUGUST

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BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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TOSS TO TY-ONCAM


NBC 2 IS FOLLOWING A BREAKING STORY IN FORT MYERS.

HUMAN REMAINS FOUND NEAR COLONIAL BOULEVARD JUST WEST OF I-75.

NBC2'S TY RUSSELL IS THERE,

TY, WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED? Return to index of stories...


HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN FM-LIVE U


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HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN FM-VO WIPE


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HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN FM-LIVEU


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TOSS TO LAURA-OC SS EAniBx


POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A CASE OF STRANGER DANGER IN FORT MYERS --

A MAN IN A PICKUP TRUCK PULLED UP NEXT TO A LITTLE BOY AND OFFERED HIM MONEY--

THE BOY WAS WALKING ON EVANS AVENUE BETWEEN FOWLER AND METRO.

NBC2'S LAURA ROBERTS TALKED TO THE BOY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. SHE'S LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM. Return to index of stories...


FM STRANGER DANGER-NEWSROOM


POLICE ARE PRAISING THAT TEN YEAR OLD BOY FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING TO STAY SAFE.

THIS MORNING - LUCAS DELISCA WAS WALKING TO THIS BUS STOP OUTSIDE OF SUNTERRA APARTMENTS ON EVANS AVENUE WITH HIS FIVE YEAR OLD COUSIN. Return to index of stories...


FM STRANGER DANGER-VO WIPE


THAT'S WHEN HE SAID A MAN DROVE UP IN HIS CAR AND OFFERED HIM TWO DOLLARS.

LUCAS SAYS THE MAN TOLD HIM TO TAKE THE MONEY AND EVEN GOT OUT OF HIS CAR AT ONE POINT.

HE SAYS HE WAS SCARED BUT KNEW TO SAY 'NO' AND TELL A GROWN UP. Return to index of stories...


FM STRANGER DANGER-SOTVO


I was like terrified and my legs were like quivering with fear

like I tell him he's lucky and i'm lucky, he's lucky. He should praise god every day.

WE DID LEARN THAT POLICE HAVE STEPPED UP PATROLS AT THIS BUS STOP BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL.

BUT *THIS FAMILY SAYS THEY'LL BE FINDING A DIFFERENT WAY TO GET TO SCHOOL FROM NOW ON. Return to index of stories...


FM STRANGER DANGER-NEWSROOM


LUCAS WAS ABLE TO GIVE POLICE A DESCRIPTION OF THE SUSPECT.

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A BLACK MAN WITH GOLD UPPER TEETH AND A NECK TATTOO DRIVING A BLACK PICK UP TRUCK.

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BREAKING CLIP-CLIP


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TOSS TO CHRISTY-OC ZM MAP FLY


NBC2 CONTINUES TO CHECK WITH INVESTIGATORS AFTER A SERIOUS CRASH ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY TODAY INVOLVING PARENTS AND THEIR YOUNG CHILD.

STATE TROOPERS SAY AN S-U-V LOST CONTROL AND FLIPPED, NEAR MILE MARKER 74.

THAT'S ABOUT 25 MILES EAST OF THE TOLL BOOTHS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS JOINS US LIVE FROM THE SCENE WITH INFORMATION ON HOW THE FAMILY IS DOING. Return to index of stories...


ALLIGATOR ALLEY CRASH-REM LIVE


WE KNOW IT WAS A FAMILY INVOLVED IN THIS ACCIDENT-- A MOM DAD AND LITTLE BOY AROUND 4 YEARS OLD.

ALL THREE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL IN THE LAST HOUR.

TAKE A LOOK AT WHERE THIS ALL HAPPENED--

TROOPERS SAY THE DAD WAS DRIVING-- HE LOST CONTROL AND OVERTURNED IN THE MEDIAN. Return to index of stories...


ALLIGATOR ALLEY CRASH-VO WIPE


TROOPERS TELL US THE MOM AND THE BOY WERE BOTH EJECTED FROM THE CAR.

WE ALSO KNOW THE MOM IS PREGNANT-- SHE WAS THE MOST SERIOUSLY HURT OUT OF EVERYONE AND WAS TAKEN BY HELICOPTER TO LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

TROOPERS SAY THE LITTLE BOY IS SERIOUSLY HURT BUT IS EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.

HE AND THE DAD WERE TAKEN BY AN AMBULANCE TO N-C-H DOWNTOWN.

TROOPERS ALSO TELL ME THEY DO NOT BELIEVE THE MOM AND SON WERE WEARING SEATBELTS-- BUT THE CRASH IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


ALLIGATOR ALLEY CRASH-SOTVO


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ALLIGATOR ALLEY CRASH-REM LIVE


TRAFFIC IS BACK OPEN ON I75-- SO IF YOU ARE HEADING THIS WAY THE ROAD IS CLEAR.

NBC2 IS WORKING TO GET AN UPDATE ON THEIR CONDITIONS.

COUNT ON US TO UPDATE YOU ON ANY NEW INFORMATION.

LIVE IN COLLIER COUNTY CA NBC2. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE FIRE FOLO-VO WIPE


KIDS PLAYING WITH MATCHES HOME ALONE STARTED A FIRE THAT DESTROYED THEIR GOLDEN GATE HOUSE.

THE FAMILY TELLS US THE MOTHER WAS AT A DOCTOR APPOINTMENT WITH ONE OF THEIR SONS.

THE FATHER SAYS HE HAD JUST WALKED ACROSS THE STREET TO FIX THE WIPERS ON HIS CAR.

THEIR FOUR-YEAR-OLD TWINS AND 10-YEAR-OLD SON WERE ALONE INSIDE.

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GOLDEN GATE FIRE FOLO-SOTVO


Father

52:32-52:3

just like that i saw the fire. nobody can go inside. i can do nothing.

THE PARENTS SAY THE OLDER SON HELPED GET THE THREE OF THEM OUT SAFELY.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY THE FOUR YEAR OLDS ADMITTED THEY WERE PLAYING WITH MATCHES INSIDE THE GARAGE.

THE FIRE CHIEF SAYS RIGHT NOW-- CHARGES WILL NOT BE FILED AGAINST THE PARENTS OR THE CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


ARREST MADE IN FDLE INVESTIGATION-VO


WE KNOW MORE TONIGHT ABOUT WHY STATE AGENTS RAIDED A HOME IN COLLIER COUNTY.

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WE found OUT THE MAN WHO LIVES HERE, THOMAS WELCH, IS NOW ACCUSED OF MONEY LAUNDERING AND RACKETEERING.

YESTERDAY, AGENTS SPENT HOURS AT HIS HOME ON POINICIANA DRIVE IN NAPLES CARRYING OUT A COMPUTER HARD DRIVE AND BAGS OF EVIDENCE. Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND IN LEE CO POND-VO WIPE


RIGHT NOW -- INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO IDENTIFY A BODY FOUND IN A LAKE AT A A LEE COUNTY APARTMENT COMPLEX.

RESIDENTS AT THE LAKES AT COLLEGE POINTE APARTMENTS SAY DEPUTIES PULLED A WOMAN FROM THE WATER THIS MORNING.

NEIGHBORS TELL NBC2 INVESTIGATORS FOUND AN ALCOHOL BOTTLE, TWO EMPTY PRESCRIPTION PILL BOTTLES, A PURSE AND SHOES IN SOME BUSHES BY THE LAKE. Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND IN LEE CO POND-SOTVO


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Amy Lynn, Neighbor

46:42-46:52 "we walk around here twice a day all around the complex, talk to each other. We know each others dogs. So I'm really concerned about who it is, what happened. "

DEPUTIES DON'T SUSPECT FOUL PLAY.

N-B-C TWO HAS LEARNED THE PERSON DOESN'T LIVE THERE EITHER. Return to index of stories...


GLADES VETERAN REWARD-OC SS OC


THE REWARD TO FIND AN ARMY VETERAN'S KILLER JUST WENT UP.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CRIME STOPPERS SAYS SOMEONE MURDERED 31 YEAR OLD MARIO HUGHES IN MOORE HAVEN BACK IN JANUARY.

THE REWARD TO FIND THE PERSON WHO DID IT IS NOW SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.

MORE THAN HALF OF THAT IS FROM AN ANONYMOUS DONOR.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CALL 1-800-780-TIPS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DROWNING CONFIRMED-VO


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A WOMAN FOUND FLOATING IN THE GULF OFF THE COAST OF COLLIER COUNTY THIS WEEK.

THE MEDICAL EXAMINER TELLS N-B-C TWO 75 YEAR OLD MARY MCCAULEY DROWNED.

IT HAPPENED ALONG PELICAN BAY BEACH MONDAY.

DOCTORS PRONOUNCED HER DEAD AT N-C-H NORTH.

EMERGENCY CREWS SAY YOU SHOULD NEVER SWIM ALONE IN THE GULF. Return to index of stories...


BOBBIE NOONAN ACADEMY CLOSING-ONCAM


A POPULAR PRIVATE SCHOOL IN FORT MYERS IS CLOSING.

THE NOONAN ACADEMY SAYS MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASS SIZE WAS TOO LOW.

THE SCHOOL CAN'T AFFORD TO STAY OPEN PAST THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

THE ACADEMY SAYS STUDENTS CHOSE OTHER MIDDLE SCHOOLS FOR THEIR SPORTS PROGRAMS.

THE PRE-K THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE SCHOOL HAS BEEN IN FORT MYERS FOR 14 YEARS.

CURRENTLY ABOUT ONE HUNDRED STUDENTS GO THERE. Return to index of stories...


SPEED LIMITS PUBLIC MEETING-VO


NBC2 IS TAKING A LOOK AHEAD TO THE NEXT STEP IN A BOAT SPEED DEBATE IN COLLER COUNTY.

NAPLES CITY LEADERS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC DISCUSSION TOMORROW MORNING AT 8-30.

THEY WANT TO KNOW IF PEOPLE WANT SLOW-SPEED ZONES FOR BOATS AND WHY.

A JUDGE ORDERED THE CITY TO REMOVE *ALL* SPEED ORDINANCES, INCLUDING AT MOORINGS BAY.

PEOPLE LIVING ON MOORINGS BAY TELL NBC2 THEY WANT SLOW-SPEED ZONES REINSTATED. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LUCAS-VO IN PLASMA


THE LARGEST EVENT TO EVER COME TO MANASOTA KEY IS ABOUT TO GET UNDERWAY.

HUNDREDS ARE ALREADY FLOCKING TO CHARLOTTE COUNTY FOR THE SUPER BOAT INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX RACE THIS WEEKEND.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER IS LIVE ON MANASOTA KEY RIGHT NOW - LUCAS Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE COUNTY SUPER BOAT RACES-REM LIVE


WE'VE BEEN WATCHING RACERS AND SPECTATORS ARRIVE FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TODAY - TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF HOW PACKED THE EVENT IS SUPPOSED TO BE - I'M NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO STAND HERE COMFORTABLY THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

NEARLY 80,000 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE ON MANASOTA KEY TO WATCH THE RACES - YOU CAN SEE MANY RACERS ARE ALREADY TAKING OVER THE PARKING HERE. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE COUNTY SUPER BOAT RACES-PKG


NAT wave

THE CALM, QUIET GETAWAY PEOPLE KNOW AS ENGLEWOOD BEACH IS TRANSFORMING.

NAT drill

SOT "We are expecting thousands of people and in a limited area."

AND THEY'RE COMING FROM ALL OVER.

"We get around the map. at least around the Mid West."

TENS UPON THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE EXPECTED TO PACK THIS STRETCH OF BEACH.

DEALING WITH THAT SOUNDS HECTIC ENOUGH, BUT FOR ORGANIZERS OF THIS FIRST-TIME EVENT, IT WAS THE PLANNING THAT PUT THEM THE MOST ON EDGE.

"It was like giving birth but rather it being nine months it was three years."

DURING THAT TIME, WORD OF THE RACE SPREAD LIKE WILDLIFE.

"I go to Key West every year to see these boats in November. and I seen on the internet they were here for the first year."

PAUL MILLER IS ONE OF THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE EXPECTED TO VISIT MANASOTA KEY JUST FOR THE RACES.

"It's exciting to see. to see them go hundred miles or more. excited to see."

"It's a lot of people in a small space, but you get on the beach, spread out, I think it'll be great."

BUT THE REALITY IS, NO ONE KNOWS WHAT TO EXPECT.

THIS "TEST" EVENT COULD SET A THE PAR FOR FUTURE EVENTS OF THIS SIZE IN ENGLEWOOD. THAT IS, IF ALL GOES AS PLANNED.

"From what I can see so far, just from being here, it looks like it's going to be a great place to have a race." Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE COUNTY SUPER BOAT RACES-REM LIVE


* TALK ABOUT SCENE, WHAT PEOPLE CAN EXPECT, PARKING, TICKETS, ETC. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-1 SHOT


ALL NEW AT SIX: GOVERNOR SCOTT RESPONDS TO A NEGATIVE CAMPAIGN TURNING SOME VOTERS OFF IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE ASKED HIM ABOUT THE RACE FOR THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION IN THE DISTRICT 19 SEAT--

TREY RADEL'S OLD SPOT IN CONGRESS.

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TZ1 A) GOV SCOTT IN SWFL-VO WIPE


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TZ1 B) CRIST SOLAR RALLY-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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JIM MEMORIAL SERVICE-2 SHOT SS


THE NBC2 FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR THOUGHTS, AS YOU CONTINUE TO SHARE YOUR CONDOLENCES, REGARDING THE LOSS OF METEOROLOGIST JIM REIF.

HE PASSED AWAY THIS WEEK AFTER A BICYCLE CRASH OVER THE WEEKEND.

A PUBLIC MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD THIS SATURDAY AT MCGREGOR BAPTIST CHURCH, ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD IN FORT MYERS.

THE SERVICE IS FROM TEN UNTIL NOON.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, THE FAMILY ASKS THAT DONATIONS BE MADE TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF FUND IN MEMORY OF JIM REIF. Return to index of stories...


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


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.

MORE GREAT WEATHER FOR FRIDAY

It was a sun-filled and pleasant Thursday across the region, with highs climbing into the 80s. Expect comfortable conditions this evening, with temps falling into the 70s.

We will have one more cool overnight, with temps in the low 60s in the urban corridor and upper 50s in inland areas.

Our nice weather continues into Friday. Expect again mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. We'll also have low humidity values and highs in the low to mid 80s.

The warmth and humidity slowly returns for the weekend. Saturday will again feature plenty of sun with highs in the upper 80s. The humidity really begins to arrive on Sunday, with partly cloudy skies and highs again in the upper 80s.

Our next storm system begins to push in to start next week. A few showers will be possible on Monday, with highs in the upper 80s.

Better rain chances arrive on Tuesday as the storm system rolls through the area. Expect plenty of clouds as well with highs in the mid 80s.

There is some uncertainty as to how quickly the system will clear the region. At this time, it looks like we will see some sun midweek next week, with highs holding in the mid 80s. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO MATT-TC MON


NBC2 IS TAKING AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT UNPRECEDENTED SMEAR TACTICS IN THE REPUBLICAN RACE FOR CONGRESS.

WE'RE GETTING ANSWERS ABOUT WHAT IT ALL MEANS FOR THE CANDIDATES AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT IS LIVE IN FORT MYERS -- AT 21 CENTURY ONCOLOGY WHERE HE TRACKED DOWN GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT TODAY TO GET HIS TAKE ON THE NASTINESS. Return to index of stories...


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GOV SCOTT IN SWFL-REM LIVE


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WAS HERE AT 21ST CENTURY ONCOLOGY SPEAKING ABOUT CANCER RESEARCH FUNDING.

WE ASKED FOR HIS TAKE ON THE UGLY CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- BUT HE DISMISSED IT AS RUN-OF-THE MILL POLITICS. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT IN SWFL-BNR-PKG


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VALUES ARE VITAL AD

07 liberal lizbeth and bailout clawson fighting like cats and dogs 12

ALL THE ATTACKS -- AND ALL THE NEGATIVITY.

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BENACQUISTO AD

09 my opponents and liberal special interests are spending millions smearing my name 13

REACHED A BREAKING POINT WEDNESDAY.

CURT CLAWSON CRASHED A PRESS CONFERENCE HIS OPPONENTS HELD TO BASH HIM.

SOT

TODAY -- VOTERS SAY THEY'VE HAD ENOUGH.

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Jean Paul Reaves/Voter

2:07 i voted since 1952. and i never missed an election and ive never seen anything quite like this 14

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Iris Cotco/Voter

43 they need to grow up and face the issues

WE ASKED THE STATE'S TOP REPUBLICAN WHAT HE MAKES OF THE CHAOTIC CONGRESSIONAL SHOW-DOWN --

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT DODGED OUR QUESTIONS. SAYING NEGATIVITY HAPPENS.

SOT --

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT.

27:22 MATT: do you worry that this could turn off voters to the Republican Party? RICK SCOTT: i know that in races everyone is trying to get there message out, what they stand for and im sure the candidates are doing that, what they're doing every day 37

THE OVERWHELMING MESSAGE -- HAS BEEN ONE OF ATTACK.

POLITICAL EXPERTS WATCHING THIS PRIMARY CLOSELY SAY VOTERS DON'T WANT A DIRTY POLITICIAN REPRESENTING THEM IN CONGRESS.

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Dr. Peter Bergerson.

FGCU Professor of Political Science

6:55 they dont want to have to take a bath or a shower after they go to the polls 7:00

AND WHILE DIE HARD REPUBLICANS *WILL* SHOW UP AT THE POLLS APRIL 22ND --

THE ATTACKS ARE LIKELY TURNING SOME VOTERS AWAY.

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STEVE SWEENEY/VOTER

3:32 who would i vote for right now? none of them. why? they're all negative and they dont seem to want to help 38 Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT IN SWFL-REM LIVE


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WOULD NOT OFFER AN ENDORSEMENT IN THE RACE-- SAYING HE WOULD SUPPORT THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE.

MEANWHILE THE FOUR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES LAST NIGHT AGREED TO END NEGATIVE TELEVISION ADS.

BUT ONE DAY LATER -- WE'RE STILL SEEING ATTACK ADS FROM PACS CONTINUE TO INUNDATE LOCAL AIRWAVES.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


CRIST SOLAR RALLY-VO WIPE


FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST WAS AT THE STATE CAPITOL TODAY TALKING ABOUT SOLAR ENERGY.

THE CROWD PLAYED OFF THE "SUNSHINE STATE" THEME.

THEY URGED THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO INVEST MORE IN SOLAR ENERGY.

THEY SAY FEWER SOLAR PANELS WERE INSTALLED IN FLORIDA LAST YEAR THAN BACK IN 2010, EVEN THOUGH THE COST OF THE TECHNOLOGY HAS GONE DOWN. Return to index of stories...


CRIST SOLAR RALLY-SOTVO


"there is a cloud blocking the sun from coming in and his name is rick scott. we have got to stop scott. we do. we have got to make a chance. we've got to do better, and i know in my heart that we can."

SEVERAL BILLS THAT WOULD GIVE INCENTIVES TO BUSINESSES THAT INVEST IN SOLAR POWER HAVE STALLED IN THE FLORIDA HOUSE THIS SESSION. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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78TH MASTERS-ON CAM


A RECORD 24 FIRST-TIMERS IN THE FIELD AT THIS WEEK'S MASTERS.

AS THE FIRST ROUND WRAPS UP AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL.A GREAT-NEPHEW OF A PAST MASTERS CHAMP.AND THE SON OF A PAST MASTERS CHAMP FIND THEMSELVES ON THE LEADER-BOARD. Return to index of stories...


78TH MASTERS-CGTOPS


BILL HAAS' GREAT-UNCLE.BOB GOALBY IS THE 1968 MASTERS CHAMP.

THE DEFENDING CHAMP OFF TO A GREAT START!!!

KEVIN STADLER'S DAD CRAIG IS THE 1982 MASTERS CHAMP.

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78TH MASTERS-SOT


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78TH MASTERS-ON CAM TAG


T-V NETWORK RULES RESTRICT US FROM SHOWING HIGHLIGHTS.

WE'LL SHARE THE BEST SHOTS TONIGHT AT 11. Return to index of stories...


FOREST SENIOR GOLF-VOTOPS


THE FOREST COUNTRY CLUB IN FORT MYERS HOSTED THIS YEAR'S FLORIDA STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION'S.SUPER-SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP.

FINAL ROUND OF THE 65-69 DIVISIION. FRANK PO-LIZZI CAME ALL THE WAY FROM PENNSYLVANIA. MAKES THE LONG PAR AT 18. HE FINISHED TIED FOR FIFTH.

YOUR WINNER. TALLHASSEE'S SAM CLUNAN. GREAT CHIP ON THE FINAL HOLE TO SET UP HIS CLOSE OUT PAR.

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FOREST SENIOR GOLF-SOTTOPS


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EVERBLADES SEASON-ON CAM


IT WOULD TAKE MY ENTORE 2 MINUTES AND 30 SECOND TO EXPLAIN HOW THE FLORIDA EVERBLADES CAN STILL MAKE THE E-C-H-L PLAYOFFS.

JUST KNOW.WITH TWO GAMES TO GO.THEY CAN STILL MAKE IT. Return to index of stories...


EVERBLADES PRACTICE-VOTOPS


ONE NIGHT AFTER A COMEBACK WIN IN A SHOOTOUT SAVED THEIR SEASON. THE FLORIDA EVERBLADES RETURNED TO THE ICE FOR PRACTICE THIS MORNING.

THEY STILL TRAIL FORT WAYNE BY TWO POINTS FOR THE FINAL PLAYOFF SPOT WITH TWO GAMES TO GO.

BUT AT LEAST THEY HAVE LIFE. HOPING TO AVOID MISSING THE PLAYOFFS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FRANCHISE HISTORY. Return to index of stories...


EVERBLADES ON PLAYOFFS-SOTTOPS


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ATHLETICS TWINS-VOTOPS


THE TWINS.PROBABLY GLAD THEY WON'T SEE THE A'S AGAIN UNTIL AUGUST.

OAKLAND SPOILED THE OPENING SERIES AT TARGET FIELD.BY SWEEPING THE TWINS IN THE 3-GAME SERIES.

SAM FULD.THE FORMER TAMPA BAY RAY.ONLY HIS 6-TH CAREER HOME RUN.

6-1 THE FINAL THIS AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


RED SOX - YANKEES.PART ONE TONIGHT IN THE BRONX. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-CAM99-RTR1-VO


DISEASE CARRYING MOSQUITOES FROM THE CARIBBEAN HAVE SPARKED A HEALTH WARNING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

TONIGHT AT 11 --

WHAT PRECAUTIONS AUTHORITIES ARE TAKING TO MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T SPREAD.

AND A TERRIFYING CASE OF STRANGER DANGER IN FORT MYERS --

WHY POLICE SAY THIS CASE SHOULD BE A LESSON FOR EVERY PARENT. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


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