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DIRECTORS PAGE CRUISE SHIP SICKNESSES-ONCAM
SHOW OPEN-CLIP TOSS TO BREAK-OC-SATLIVE
JIM REIF MEMORIAL-ONCAM FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
JIM REIF MEMORIAL-PKG-DISS FORECAST-WXWALL
JIM REIF MEMORIAL-SSTOPS COLLIER REEF PROJECT-VO
SANIBEL LEWD ACTS-OC trxSS-OBX KEEP LEE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL-trxVOTOPS-WIPE
SANIBEL LEWD ACTS-REMLIVE KEEP LEE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL-SOTVO
SANIBEL LEWD ACTS-PKG-BNR TEASE SPORTS-2SHOT
SANIBEL LEWD ACTS-REMLIVE A) SPORTS VIDEO-VO
COLLIER BEAR SIGHTINGS-trxVOTOPS-EBOX SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
COLLIER BEAR SIGHTINGS-SOTVO EVERBLADES FINALE GREENVILLE-VOTOPS
CA BUS CRASH UPDATE-OTS MASTERS ROOKIES-ON CAM
CA BUS CRASH UPDATE-trxPKG THE MASTERS ROUND 3-VOTOPS-WIPE
SANIBEL LEWD ACTS-trxVOTOPS-OC THE MASTERS RD 3 SCORES-CGTOPS-WIPE
STOLEN EGG TRUCK FOUND-trxVOTOPS MASTERS REAX-SOT-WIPE
DAYCARE CRASH FATHER-SS-OC FSU GARNET AND GOLD GAME-VOTOPS-WIPE
DAYCARE CRASH FATHER-trxPKG FLORIDA AND MIAMI SPRING GAMES-CGTOPS-WIPE
DAYCARE CRASH FATHER-ONCAM OCHOCINO CANADIAN FOOTBALL-VOTOPS
EARLY VOTING TOMORROW-ONCAM KOJI UEHARA SHOULDER-ON CAM
NEW AT 11 OPEN-CLIP RED SOX YANKEES-VOTOPS-WIPE
TEASE ONE--------- RAYS REDS-VOTOPS-WIPE
A) CRUISE SHIP SICKNESSES-SOTVO ROYALS TWINS-VOTOPS-WIPE
WEATHER TEASE-HTC MINORS SCORES-CGTOPS
CRUISE SHIP SICKNESSES-PLASMA SPORTS CLOSE-ON CAM
CRUISE SHIP SICKNESSES-PKG CLOSE-3SHOT


DIRECTORS PAGE


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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JIM REIF MEMORIAL-ONCAM


A CELEBRATION OF LIFE.

TODAY, MORE THAN A HUNDRED PEOPLE GATHERED TO REMEMBER JIM REIF.

AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, JIM PASSED AWAY ON MONDAY AFTER HE WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN A BICYCLE ACCIDENT.

OUR FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE -- JIM WAS A HOUSE HOLD NAME IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AND TONIGHT -- WE SPOKE WITH THOSE WHO KNEW HIM BEST. Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF MEMORIAL-PKG-DISS


You don't ever want to imagine what it is like and I am imagining it and I don't want to feel it.

YOU CAN HEAR THE PAIN IN BRIAN QUINTUS'S VOICE AS HE EXPLAINS HOW HIS FAMILY IS TRYING TO COPE WITH THE TRAGIC LOSS OF THEIR 4 YEAR OLD LITTLE GIRL LILY.

HIS PRECIOUS DAUGHTER, WHO WAS ALWAYS SINGING TO HER MOTHER - WAS KILLED AFTER WHEN TROOPERS SAY 28 YEAR OLD ROBERT CORCHADO SENT A CAR CRASHING INTO A DAY CARE AND THEN KEPT DRIVING.

She was so beautiful and such a good kid.

QUINTUS REMEMBERS HOW MUCH LILY LOVED HER 7 YEAR OLD BROTHER - WHO IS STRUGGLING TO COPE AND UNDERSTAND WITH WHAT HAPPENED.

He is like I don't have anybody to play with right now can you play with me and that was his sister.

WHEN THIS HEARTBROKEN DAD THINKS ABOUT THE MAN ALLEGEDLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRAGEDY - HIS PAIN TURNS TO ANGER - ESPECIALLY THE THOUGHT - THAT CORCHADO COULD BE BACK OUT ON THE STREETS.

BUT EVEN THROUGH THIS FATHER'S PAIN AND ANGER HE IS THINKING OF LILY'S CLASSMATES WHO ARE ALSO SUFFERING.

Lily right now was the only one that was killed because of it, but the other people may need support as well. Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF MEMORIAL-SSTOPS


JIM WILL DEFINITELY BE MISSED.

TO HONOR HIM, HIS FAMILY IS ASKING FOR DONATIONS TO BE SENT TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF FUND -- IN JIM'S NAME. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL LEWD ACTS-OC trxSS-OBX


THE SEARCH IS ON TONIGHT FOR A PERVERT.

A MAN CAUGHT MASTURBATING IN PUBLIC.AND SANIBEL POLICE SAY HE'S GETTING MORE BOLD --

EVEN BREAKING INTO A CONDO TO TOUCH A SLEEPING TEEN, WHILE HE TOUCHED HIMSELF.

THE INCIDENTS TOOK PLACE AT THESE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS IN SANIBEL.

ALL ARE RESIDENTIAL AREAS.

NBC 2'S ANDREA HUBBELL JOINS US LIVE FROM WHERE THE MAN WAS FIRST SPOTTED PERFORMING A LEWD ACT.

ANDREA -- Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL LEWD ACTS-REMLIVE


JOE -

JUST BEHIND ME HERE ON NERITA STREET IS WHERE THE MAN WAS SEEN MASTURBATING WHILE STARRING AT A TEENAGE GIRL ON THURSDAY BUT IT WASN'T THE ONLY TIME.

TODAY TWO OTHER WOMEN REPORTED SEEING THE SAME MAN DOING THE SAME THING AND IT'S NOT SITTING WELL WITH PEOPLE ON SANIBEL. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL LEWD ACTS-PKG-BNR


NAT - BIKE RIDING

ON SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY. THE WORD SPREADS ABOUT AN - UGLY

40:31- very, very sick. 33

AND EMBARRASSING CRIME.

37:45-I thought he needed help 47

WE CAUGHT UP WITH STAN AND SUE SORENSON BIKING ALONG NERITA STREET WHERE A THIRTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL REPORTED SEEING

THIS MAN STANDING OUTSIDE STARRING AT HER AND MASTURBATING, SAYING HE COULDN'T HELP HIMSELF.

37:48 -he's got a sexual problem. 50

THAT' MAKES STAN AND SUE WORRY ABOUT THE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO VACATION HERE - LIKE JEN WAIT.

18:58 - i was really surprised, just shocked. 19:02

AND WHEN WAIT LEARNED IT HAPPENED RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO HER RENTAL.

19:47- so it's totally changed my whole outlook on this week. 19:51

HERE'S ANOTHER LOOK AT THE SKETCH POLICE GAVE US.

WITNESSES SAY HE'S SIX FEET TALL - WHITE - WITH A SLENDER BUILD IN HIS MID 20'S TO MID 40'S.

40:48 he hasn't got a good future in front of him. 50

VICTIMS SAY HE'S EXPOSED HIMSELF HERE - AT SEAGULL ESTATES.

A 55 YEAR-OLD WOMAN WOKE UP ON HER COUCH TO FIND HIM STANDING OUTSIDE HER WINDOW - MASTURBATING.

AND HERE AT OCEAN'S REACH THE MAN ACTUALLY MANAGED TO GET INSIDE A CONDO WHERE A

A 15 YEAR-OLD WOKE UP TO HIM WITH HIS HAND ON HER BUTT WHILE HE TOUCHED HIMSELF.

POLICE ARE REMIND FOLKS TO LOCK THEIR WINDOWS, DOORS, AND CLOSE THEIR BLINDS.

AND JEN WAIT - WHO'S ALSO A SELF DEFENSE INSTRUCTOR - SAYS BE LOUD.

20:27-say no, stay away, get back, get away from me. And PRobably scare the guy off. 20:34

AS FOR STAN AND SUE - WHO HAVE TO STAY HERE ON SANIBEL.

39:31 - its too bad he doens't have somebody to help him. 35

i'm really more concerned about the sad situation he's in and of course he's causing a lot of havoc." 33 Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL LEWD ACTS-REMLIVE


TWO OUT OF THE THREE RENTALS WHERE THE INCIDENTS HAVE HAPPENED HAVE HANDED OUT FLYERS NOTIFYING RENTERS OF THE CRIMES.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION - CALL POLICE RIGHT AWAY

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COLLIER BEAR SIGHTINGS-trxVOTOPS-EBOX


BLACK BEARS ARE MAKING THEIR WAY BACK INTO YOUR YARDS.

TONIGHT, THERES A WAY TO HELP KEEP THE BIG ANIMALS AWAY FROM YOUR FRONT DOOR.

VOLUNTEERS ARE WORKING ON 70 SHEDS TO PROTECT TRASH.

HOMEOWNERS TELL NBC 2 THEY'VE SEEN A SPIKE A BLACK BEARS THE

LAST FOUR YEARS.

NOW -- FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE WORKERS ARE USING A TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR

GRANT TO BUILD WOODEN SHEDS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BEAR SIGHTINGS-SOTVO


Judith Capes/ Naples Resident

10:13:23-10:13:35

"He was sitting on the ground and had the peanut butter jar up against

his nose and had his tongue in it. It was stuck in there. He stayed

there until I think he got all of the peanut butter out."

WILDLIFE OFFICIALS SAY THE BEARS WILL EVENTUALLY LEAVE THE

NEIGHBORHOOD IF THEY DONT HAVE A FOOD SOURCE.

NBC-2 FOUND OUT -- THE BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE HAS THE SECOND LARGEST BEAR

POPULATION IN THE STATE. Return to index of stories...


CA BUS CRASH UPDATE-OTS


INVESTIGATORS WITH THE N-T-S-B ARE LOOKING FOR CLUES INTO WHAT CAUSED A FED-EX TRACTOR TRAILER TO LOSE CONTROL ON A BUSY CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY.

THAT TRUCK -- CROSSED OVER THE MEDIAN, AND CRASHED INTO A BUS CARRYING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

TONIGHT -- OFFICIALS ARE GATHERING FACTS THEY BELIEVE WILL SHED LIGHT ON THE TRAGIC ACCIDENT.

NBC'S DAN SCHENEMAN HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


CA BUS CRASH UPDATE-trxPKG


INVESTIGATORS COMBED THROUGH THE WRECKAGE LEFT BEHIND.

THE CHARRED REMAINS OF THE FED EX TRACTOR TRAILER TRUCK. AND TOUR BUS.

"The initial inspection of the mechanical condition of the vehicles has already started. It's extremely difficult due to the fire damage."

THAT FIRE. NEW EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS SAY. MAY HAVE STARTED BEFORE THE COLLISION.

REPORTER: "It was already in flames?"

DRIVER: "It was already in flames, yeah. It wasn't coming from the front of the engine, it was more from behind the cab."

JOE AND BONNIE DURAN WERE IN THE THIRD VEHICLE INVOLVED IN THE CRASH.

GOUGES SHOW WHERE THEIR NISSAN ALTIMA WAS SIDESWIPED BY THE TRUCK BEFORE THE SEMI HIT THE BUS.

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"It ripped off the back door, and then the back trunk is pretty much gone."

THE DURANS SAY THEY WERE LUCKY TO SURVIVE.

THEIR CAR AND WITNESS STATEMENTS. NOW BEING EXAMINED BY THE NTSB.

"That's pretty important information to know, that we have flames reported before the crash."

INVESTIGATORS ARE GATHERING OTHER INFORMATION TOO.

THE BUS WAS BRAND NEW. ONLY ON THE ROAD FOR A MONTH BEFORE CRASH.

AND ITS SKID MARKS. STRETCH OUT OVER 175 FEET PRE IMPACT.

"There was clearly reaction on the part of the bus driver. we can differentiate that from the truck driver where we see no marks."

THE COLLISION CAUSED A MASSIVE EXPLOSION. SMOKE PLUMES VISIBLE FOR MILES.

10 DIED. AND AS OF SATURDAY AFTERNOON. ONLY FIVE HAD BEEN IDENTIFIED.

AMONG THE VICTIMS.STUDENTS ON THEIR WAY TO VISIT HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY.

AND NOW. THE INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT CAUSED THE HORRIFIC ACCIDENT CONTINUES.

DAN SCHENEMAN. NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL LEWD ACTS-trxVOTOPS-OC


A DEVELOPING CRIME ALERT FOR SANIBEL ISLAND.

A STRING OF LEWD ACTS HAS POLICE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP, TRACKING DOWN A PERVERT.

THIS IS A POLICE RENDERING OF WHAT THE MAN MAY LOOK LIKE.

THE 6 FOOT TALL - PALE WHITE MAN - BETWEEN 25 AND 45 HAS BEEN SPOTTED MULTIPLE TIMES - MASTURBATING IN PUBLIC.

POLICE ALSO SAY HE HAS AN ATHLETIC BUILD WITH BLONDE HAIR AND EYEBROWS.

SOME DISTURBING DETAILS HERE -

THE MAN APPEARS TO BE TARGETING TEENAGERS.

ONE VICTIM, JUST FIFTEEN YEARS OLD, TOLD NBC-2 -- SHE WOKE UP TO HIM -WITH HIS HAND ON HER BUTT WHILE HE TOUCHED HIMSELF. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN EGG TRUCK FOUND-trxVOTOPS


AN UPDATE NOW TO A STORY WE FIRST BROUGHT YOU LAST MONTH,

POLICE IN HOMESTEAD HAVE LOCATED THE CAB OF A STOLEN TRUCK THAT WAS CARRYING MORE THAN 180 THOUSAND EGGS!

THE TRUCK DRIVER'S WIFE- SAYS HE PARKED THE RIG BEHIND THE 7-11 IN SOUTH FORT MYERS FOR THE PAST FIVE MONTHS.

COPS SAY THE CAB WAS FOUND TODAY BUT NO EGGS.

THE OWNER OF THE TRUCK HAS ALREADY PICKED UP THE CAB. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE CRASH FATHER-SS-OC


IT'S A STORY WE'VE BEEN CLOSELY FOLLOWING, HERE AT NBC-2.

A CENTRAL FLORIDA MAN CAUSED A DRAMATIC SCENE, AFTER INVESTIGATORS SAY, HE CAUSED A CRASH THAT SENT A CAR BARRELLING INTO A DAYCARE CENTER.

A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS KILLED.

ROBERT CORCHADO TURNED HIMSELF IN THURSDAY -- AFTER BEING ON THE RUN FOR 24-HOURS.

HE'S SITTING IN JAIL TONIGHT -- WITHOUT BOND.

NEW TONIGHT -- WE'RE HEARING FROM THAT LITTLE GIRL'S FATHER -- COPING WITH AN UNIMAGINEABLE LOSS. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE CRASH FATHER-trxPKG


You don't ever want to imagine what it is like and I am imagining it and I don't want to feel it.

YOU CAN HEAR THE PAIN IN BRIAN QUINTUS'S VOICE AS HE EXPLAINS HOW HIS FAMILY IS TRYING TO COPE WITH THE TRAGIC LOSS OF THEIR 4 YEAR OLD LITTLE GIRL LILY.

HIS PRECIOUS DAUGHTER, WHO WAS ALWAYS SINGING TO HER MOTHER - WAS KILLED AFTER WHEN TROOPERS SAY 28 YEAR OLD ROBERT CORCHADO SENT A CAR CRASHING INTO A DAY CARE AND THEN KEPT DRIVING.

She was so beautiful and such a good kid.

QUINTUS REMEMBERS HOW MUCH LILY LOVED HER 7 YEAR OLD BROTHER - WHO IS STRUGGLING TO COPE AND UNDERSTAND WITH WHAT HAPPENED.

He is like I don't have anybody to play with right now can you play with me and that was his sister.

WHEN THIS HEARTBROKEN DAD THINKS ABOUT THE MAN ALLEGEDLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRAGEDY - HIS PAIN TURNS TO ANGER - ESPECIALLY THE THOUGHT - THAT CORCHADO COULD BE BACK OUT ON THE STREETS.

BUT EVEN THROUGH THIS FATHER'S PAIN AND ANGER HE IS THINKING OF LILY'S CLASSMATES WHO ARE ALSO SUFFERING.

Lily right now was the only one that was killed because of it, but the other people may need support as well. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE CRASH FATHER-ONCAM


THE CRASH ALSO INJURED 13 OTHER CHILDREN AND ONE ADULT.

CORCHADO IS EXPECTED TO ATTEND A DETENTION HEARING, MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


EARLY VOTING TOMORROW-ONCAM


THE POLLS WERE OPEN FOR VOTERS IN LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES, TODAY.

EARLY VOTING IS UNDERWAY TO FILL TREY RADEL'S OLD SEAT IN CONGRESS.

NBC-2 JUST GOT WORD, MORE THAN 400 PEOPLE VOTED TODAY IN COLLIER COUNTY.

EARLY VOTING RUNS THROUGH NEXT SATURDAY -- FROM TEN A-M TO 6 P-M. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE---------


"they were trying to keep everything clean with sanitizing hand cream and stuff like that, but it just wasn't enough."

ANOTHER OUTBREAK ON OPEN WATERS --

THREE, TO BE EXACT.

NEW TONIGHT -- NBC-2 HEARS FROM PASSENGERS AFTER LEAVING A ROYAL CARRIBEAN CRUISE, STRICKEN BY SICKNESS.

HOW OFFICIALS WITH THE C-D-C ARE HANDELING THE HIGHLY-CONTAGIOUS NOROVIRUS

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A) CRUISE SHIP SICKNESSES-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-HTC


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CRUISE SHIP SICKNESSES-PLASMA


WITHIN THE PAST YEAR -- WE'VE SEEN CRUISE SHIP, AFTER CRUISE SHIP -- PLAUGED WITH SICKNESS.

EACH TIME -- THE VIRAL OUTBREAK CAPTURES THE COUNTRY'S ATTENTION

AND PUTS MORE FOCUS ON HOW SAFE, AND CLEAN CRUISE SHIPS REALLY ARE.

HERE'S SCOTT THOMPSON WITH THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


CRUISE SHIP SICKNESSES-PKG


"oh my god, we got so sick, i mean, like, a stomach virus that i've never had before."

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION ARE INVESTIGATING THREE SUSPECTED NOROVIRUS OUTBREAKS ON CRUISE SHIPS.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN'S GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS SAW TWO OF THE OUTBREAKS ON BACK-TO-BACK TOURS.

THE THIRD WAS ON PRINCESS CRUISE'S CROWN PRINCESS.

MORE THAN 350 PEOPLE ABOARD THE SHIPS WERE AFFECTED. SUFFERING NUMEROUS SYMPTOMS, INCLUDING VOMITING AND DIARRHEA.

"down the hallways, you could smell a reeking smell. it was gross."

ACCORDING TO PASSENGERS, CREW MEMBERS WERE DOING THEIR BEST TO TRY AND PREVENT FURTHER SPREAD OF THE VIRUS.

"they were trying to keep everything clean with sanitizing hand cream and stuff like that, but it just wasn't enough."

"we were constantly cleaning our hands. you couldn't even pick up your own drink, they had to hand you your drink."

NOROVIRUS IS HIGHLY-CONTAGIOUS AND CAN BE PICKED UP THROUGH CONTAMINATED FOOD OR WATER, OR BY TOUCHING CONTAMINATED SURFACES.

"we have so many people together in a closed environment eating in the same place.that's why you see it."

C-D-C OFFICIALS ARE COLLECTING SPECIMEN SAMPLES FROM BOTH SHIPS TO SEND TO THE LAB FOR TESTING.

I'M SCOTT THOMPSON REPORTING. Return to index of stories...


CRUISE SHIP SICKNESSES-ONCAM


SCOTT -- THANKS.

DESPITE THE OUTBREAK ON ITS TWO PREVIOUS VOYAGES --

THE GRANDEUR OF THE SEA HAS ALREADY DEPARTED AGAIN FOR A 7-NIGHT CRUISE TO THE BAHAMAS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-OC-SATLIVE


SCOTT, THANKS.

STILL TO COME ON THE NEWS AT 11 --

THE WORLD'S LARGES ARTIFICIAL REEF PROJECT -- IS COMING TO OUR AREA.

PLUS -- YOUR SUNDAY FORECAST.

FOR NOW -- A LIVE LOOK AT DOWNTOWN ATLANTA.

STAY WITH US -- WE'RE BACK IN 2-MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


FORECAST OPEN

NEW! Return to index of stories...


FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

After quite the toasty Saturday, we're on track to see a warm and mild evening across Southwest Florida.

Our sky will stay quiet and mostly clear with just a few clouds passing through during the overnight period.

We'll start off our Sunday morning with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s, but we'll be in store for a rapid warm-up through the morning and into the afternoon. Temperatures should have no trouble reaching the mid to upper 80s during the heat of the day with some of us even closing in on 90 degrees.

Another subtle change to the weather will be an uptick in humidity as our wind becomes more southeasterly over the next couple days.

There should be just enough moisture for a couple stray, late-day showers to form Sunday, but the overall coverage will stay pretty spotty.

As we head in the the upcoming week, we'll be tracking a weakening cool front approaching Southwest Florida by Tuesday and Wednesday. This front will most likely get stretched out and ultimately stall over South Florida, leaving us with higher rain chances and more cloud cover by the mid week.

Temperatures will continue to stay rather warm next week with highs in the mid to upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s to low 70s.

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.

After quite the toasty Saturday, we're on track to see a warm and mild evening across Southwest Florida.

Our sky will stay quiet and mostly clear with just a few clouds passing through during the overnight period.

We'll start off our Sunday morning with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s, but we'll be in store for a rapid warm-up through the morning and into the afternoon. Temperatures should have no trouble reaching the mid to upper 80s during the heat of the day with some of us even closing in on 90 degrees.

Another subtle change to the weather will be an uptick in humidity as our wind becomes more southeasterly over the next couple days.

There should be just enough moisture for a couple stray, late-day showers to form Sunday, but the overall coverage will stay pretty spotty.

As we head in the the upcoming week, we'll be tracking a weakening cool front approaching Southwest Florida by Tuesday and Wednesday. This front will most likely get stretched out and ultimately stall over South Florida, leaving us with higher rain chances and more cloud cover by the mid week.

Temperatures will continue to stay rather warm next week with highs in the mid to upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER REEF PROJECT-VO


THE WORLD'S LARGEST ARTIFICAL REEF PROJECT IS COMING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

OUR NEWS GATHERING PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS TELL US -- SIX, 500-TON REEFS WILL BE SUNK. 12-TO-30 MILES OFF THE COLLIER COUNTY COASTLINE.

EXPERTS SAY -- THE CURRENT REEFS ARE IN BAD SHAPE.

THAT LEAVES MARINE LIFE WITH NOWHERE TO LIVE, WHICH HURTS FLORIDA TOURISIM.

THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BRING IN 30-MILLION DOLLARS, IN THE COMING YEARS. Return to index of stories...


KEEP LEE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL-trxVOTOPS-WIPE


MORE THAN A DOZEN AREAS THROUGHOUT LEE COUNTY GOT SOME MUCH NEEDED ATTENTION TODAY,

AS VOLUNTEERS WORKED TO "KEEP LEE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL."

TODAY MARKED THE 25TH YEAR OF THE GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP.

EACH YEAR, FOLKS IN LEE COUNTY ARE INVITED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS BY GOING OUT AND CLEANING. Return to index of stories...


KEEP LEE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL-SOTVO


here's just one day showing people that people care about what this world looks like. And we're hoping it catches on, as it has for 25 years. And it does make a difference, it does. Some people don't litter because of it.

ORGANIZERS SAY THE EVENT IS SUCH A SUCCESS BECAUSE SO MANY VOLUNTEERS ARE WILLING TO DONATE THEIR TIME. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SPORTS-2SHOT


EVERBLADES SEASON IS OVER

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A) SPORTS VIDEO-VO


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SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN

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EVERBLADES FINALE GREENVILLE-VOTOPS


SINCE THEY WON'T BE IN THE PLAYOFFS. TONIGHT WAS YOUR LAST CHANCE THIS SEASON TO SEE THE FLORIDA EVERBLADES.

GIVE THEM CREDIT FOR PLAYING HARD TO THE FINISH AGAINST GREENVILLE.

ALREADY UP 3-1. GEOFF WALKER. WHO HAD THE HAT TRICK FRIDAY NIGHT. SCORES AGAIN ON THE ONE-TIMER. BLADES END THE SEASON AS WINNERS, 6-1. Return to index of stories...


MASTERS ROOKIES-ON CAM


ONCE UPON A TIME. THERE WAS A 20-YEAR-OLD WHO WON THE MASTERS. AND WENT ONTO A LEGENDARY CAREER.

IF YOU THINK I'M TALKING ABOUT TIGER WOODS. YOU'RE WRONG.

HE WAS 21 WHEN HE WON AT AUGUSTA FOR THE FIRST TIME.

NO. WHAT I SAID COULD BE THE BEGINNING OF A FAIRY TALE CAREER FOR YOUNG JORDAN SPIETH.

HE SHARES THE LEAD AFTER THREE ROUNDS. AND COULD BECOME THE YOUNGEST PLAYER EVER TO DON A GREEN JACKET. Return to index of stories...


THE MASTERS ROUND 3-VOTOPS-WIPE


2012 MASTERS CHAMP BUBBA WATSON HAD A NICE LEAD AFTER TWO ROUNDS. FOR AWHILE, HE'D STAY WELL OUT IN FRONT. REACHES THE GREEN WITH A GREAT SECOND SHOT AT THE PAR FIVE SECOND. HE'D EAGLE TO MOVE TO EIGHT UNDER.

BUT WATSON GAVE THREE OF THOSE SHOTS BACK. AND THE YOUNG GUNS MADE THEIR MOVE. JONAS BLIXT. THE BIRDIE AT 16. HE'S TIED FOR THIRD AT FOUR UNDER.

BLIXT IS ONLY 29. BUT SPIETH IS NINE YEARS HIS JUNIOR. ROLLS HOME HIS BIRD AT 15 TO TIE WATSON FOR THE LEAD AT FIVE UNDER.

THAT'S WHERE BOTH LEADERS ENDED THEIR DAY AFTER A SOLID TWO-UNDER ROUND BY THE 20-YEAR-OLD. Return to index of stories...


THE MASTERS RD 3 SCORES-CGTOPS-WIPE


SPIETH AND WATSON HAVE LOTS OF BIG NAMES ON THEIR HEELS. INCLUDING MATT KUCHAR, BLIXT, MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ, AND RICKIE FOWLER.

BUT ON SUNDAY. THE 20-YEAR-OLD WILL WAKE UP TO PLAY IN THE FINAL GROUP AT THE MASTERS. Return to index of stories...


MASTERS REAX-SOT-WIPE


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FSU GARNET AND GOLD GAME-VOTOPS-WIPE


IT'S NOT JUST MASTERS WEEKEND. IT'S SUNSHINE STATE SPRING FOOTBALL GAME WEEKEND.

JAMEIS WINSTON. OUT OF HIS BASEBALL SPIKES. INTO HIS FOOTBALL CLEATS FOR THE F-S-U GARNET AND GOLD GAME.

WINSTON WASN'T GREAT. BUT DID THROW FOR 396 YARDS. THIS COMPLETION TO CHRISTIAN GREEN SET UP A FIELD GOAL FOR A 10-7 GARNET LEAD.

TIME FOR A TOUCHDOWN. HERE YOU GO. TO A DIFFERENT GREENE. RASHAD GREENE.

THE SPELLING IS DIFFERENT, TOO.

WINSTON TOSSED 2 TDS. HIS GARNET TEAM WINS, 31-14. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA AND MIAMI SPRING GAMES-CGTOPS-WIPE


FLORIDA AND MIAMI HAD THEIR SPRING GAMES, TOO.

JEFF DRISKEL'S BACK FROM A LEG INJURY.

HE THREW A TOUCHDOWN PASS. AS THE ORANGE AND BLUE TEAMS TIED AT 23.

MIAMI'S GAME PITTED THE OFFENSE AGAINST THE DEFENSE BATTLE WITH A SPECIAL SCORING SYSTEM.

SOUTH FORT MYERS GRAD DALLAS CRAWFORD TIED FOR A GAME HIGH WITH FIVE TACKLES AS HIS DEFENSE WINS OVER THE HURRICANES OFFENSE, 61-60. Return to index of stories...


OCHOCINO CANADIAN FOOTBALL-VOTOPS


WE THOUGHT WE'D SEEN THE LAST OF OCHOCINCO ON A FOOTBALL FIELD WHEN HE WAS CUT BY THE MIAMI DOLPHINS.

BUT IT TURNS OUT THE RECEIVER. WHO'S CHANGED HIS NAME BACK TO CHAD JOHNSON. COULD BE HEADING NORTH OF THE BORDER TO PLAY.

JOHNSON WILL WORK OUT FOR THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE'S MONTREAL ALOUETTES ON TUESDAY.

NO WORD YET ON IF JOHNSON WILL CHANGE HIS SURNAME TO LABATT OR MOLSON. Return to index of stories...


KOJI UEHARA SHOULDER-ON CAM


LAST YEAR. BULLPEN INJURIES THRUST KOJI UEHARA INTO THE RED SOX CLOSER'S ROLL. WHICH IN TURN HELPED THE SOX WIN A WORLD TITLE.

THIS YEAR. IT'S KOJI WHO'S AILING.

A STIFF RIGHT SHOULDER IS KEEPING HIM OUT OF ACTION. AND HIS RETURN DATE IS UNKNOWN.

UEHARA DOESN'T THINK THE INJURY IS SERIOUS. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX YANKEES-VOTOPS-WIPE


WANT SERIOUS? YOU'VE GOT IT. RED SOX/YANKS IN THE BRONX.

NOT A GOOD DAY TO BE JOHN LACKEY. BUT A GREAT DAY TO BE BRIAN MCCANN.

HE HIT TWO HOMERS. BOTH OFF OF LACKEY. AND LACKEY GAVE UP TWO MORE TO GO WITH THEM.

LACKEY GETS TAGGED FOR SIX RUNS AND TEN HITS.

YANKEES WIN, 7-4. Return to index of stories...


RAYS REDS-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE RAYS. AHEAD OF BOTH TEAMS IN THE STANDINGS. LOOKING TO STAY IN FIRST PLACE IN THE A-L EAST WITH A WIN AT CINCINNATI.

HERE'S YOUR OFFENSE. JAMES LONEY. SOLO HOMER IN THE SECOND. 1-0 RAYS.

THAT SCORE WOULDN'T CHANGE.

ALEX COBB. STRIKING OUT JAY BRUCE. HE HAD FIVE OF THOSE IN SEVEN SHUTOUT INNINGS.

RAYS WIN, 1-ZIP. Return to index of stories...


ROYALS TWINS-VOTOPS-WIPE


JASON BARTLETT IS BACK IN FORT MYERS ON A REHAB ASSIGNMENT. HIS TWINS INFIELD COMPANIONS. GETTING IT DONE AGAINST THE ROYALS SUNDAY. BRIAN DOZIER. FOURTH HOMER OF THE YEAR IN THE FIRST. 1-0 TWINS.

THEN IT'S JOE MAUER'S TURN. THREE-RUN SHOT IN THE SECOND. PART OF A SIX-RUN INNING.

TWINS WIN, 7-1. Return to index of stories...


MINORS SCORES-CGTOPS


IN THE MINORS. ST. LUCIE TOPS THE MIRACLE, 5-4, IN TEN.

THE STONE CRABS LOSE AT HOME TO PALM BEACH, 6-2. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS CLOSE-ON CAM


THE HEAT LOSE TO THE HAWKS, 98-85.

THE HAWKS GET THE FINAL PLAYOFF SPOT.

KEVIN HARVICK PASSES DALE JUNIOR LATE TO WIN IN DARLINGTON.

THE HEAT FALL BACK INTO A TIE WITH INDIANA FOR FIRST PLACE IN THE EAST.

CHARLOTTE HIGH GRAD JAKE NOLL WENT FOUR-FOR-FIVE FOR F-G-C-U IN A 3-2 WIN OVER JACKSONVILLE ON THE DIAMOND. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-3SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...