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ANCHOR SUPERS GOOD MORNING-2 SHOT PUSH
DIRECTORS PAGE DOG ON FIRE UPDATE-trxVOTOPS SS
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP TAX DEADLINE-VOTOPS
HEADZ 1 TAX DEADLINE-SOT VO
HL1) DOG ON FIRE RECOVERY-VOTOPS MONDAY NIGHT STORM DAMAGE-VOTOPS
HL2) TAX DAY-trxVOTOPS MALAYSIA FLIGHT UPDATE-VOTOPS
HL3) COLLIER FIRE MERGER-trxVOTOPS 5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
GOOD MORNING-2 SHOT PUSH 5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
DOG ON FIRE ARREST-SSTOPS VO TRAFFIC-NAVI
DOG ON FIRE ARREST-SOT VO NAPLES FD FIRE MERGER-trxOC EAniBx
BRUSH FIRE-WIPE VOTOPS NAPLES FD FIRE MERGER-REM
LEE SCHOOL BUDGET-OTS NAPLES FD FIRE MERGER-VO
LEE OPEN ENROLLMENT-TRX-OC-CG NAPLES FD FIRE MERGER-SOT
5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP NAPLES FD FIRE MERGER-REM
5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL FL: TAMPA FUNERAL FOR FT HOOD VICTIM-trx OC VO OC
TAX DAY-trxOC EAniBx FL DRUG TESTING-VO
TAX DAY-LIVE U 1 PANTHER REMAINS-OC
TAX DAY-VO JCC SHOOTING NEW DETAILS-trx OC VO
TAX DAY-LIVE U 1 JCC SHOOTING NEW DETAILS-SOT VO
IRS PHONE SCAM-trxOTS BNR EBOLA OUTBREAK-trxOC VO
DISTRICT 19 UPDATE-MUG, CG, OC EBOLA OUTBREAK-(2)SOT VO
DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS UPDATE-TRX-OTS-VO MARCO ISLAND RUNWAY-OC VO
IVAN COLEMAN AUDIO-OC, (2) SS, SOT MARCO ISLAND RUNWAY-SOTVO
IVAN COLEMAN AUDIO-SS, SOTVO LUNAR ECLIPSE-VO-WIPE
JOSE ACEVEDO NO CONTEST-OC, VO, SS LUNAR ECLIPSE-SOTVO
BOSTON MARATHON ANNIVERSARY-trxOC VO CHARCO YMCA JOB FAIR-CG
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT LEE MEMORIAL TOURS-CG, BNR
1) SANIBEL EXPOSER-VO TEASE 4-2 SHOT EAniBx
2) CINDER BLOCK THROUGH WINDSHIELD-VOTOPS 1) lake okeechobee-NWSRM VO
FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL 2) BASEBALL THRILL KILL ARREST-VOTOPS
BREAK FOUR 5:09:43 blood moon vo mike mason-votops
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP BREAK SEVEN 5:39:23 AM
5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
SANIBEL EXPOSER-SS-VO-WIPE 5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
SANIBEL EXPOSER-SOTVO TRAFFIC ALERT
CAPE CORAL FIRE FOLO-VO TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
CAPE CORAL FIRE FOLO-SOTVO TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
GLADES JAIL MAY BE CLOSING-VO TEXAS TORNADO DAMAGE-trxVOTOPS
FL DEPUTY SHOT-VO FL DAYCARE SUSPECT REMAINS IN JAIL-trxOC VO
CAPE POSTAL DISPUTE-VO FOURTH ARREST IN BASEBALL THRILL KILL-VOTOPS
OR: CINDER BLOCK TO THE FACE-trxOC VO CHILE FIRES UPDATE-VOTOPS
CA: HIKERS RESCUED-VOTOPS NO CLEMENCY FOR MANNING-VOTOPS
HILLARY SHOE THROWER IN CUSTODY-VOTOPS RUSSIA JET FLIES BY NAVY SHIP-VOTOPS
NEW TEACHERS-OC-VO FOOD PRICES-trxOC VO
CHARCO YMCA JOB FAIR-CG SPENDING LESS ON EASTER-OC VO
LEE MEMORIAL TOURS-CG, BNR TOP EARNING CEOs-OC VO
TEASE 2-2 SHOT T REX SKELETON ARRIVAL-OC VO
1) PIER BATTERY ARREST-VO early voting ; district 19-trxOC EAniBx
2) TAMPA BOY SHOT-VOTOPS early voting ; district 19-PLASMA
WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT early voting ; district 19-MITTO
BREAK FIVE 5:19:15 early voting ; district 19-sot ss?
MIDWEST SNOW-trxVOTOPS early voting ; district 19-PLASMA
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP TEASE 5-2 SHOT
5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL 1) SAVANNAH GEORGIA CARRIAGE-VO
TRAFFIC-NAVI WAVV 101.1 TEASE-SSTOPS
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL
FL: TAMPA BOY HIT BY BULLET-OC VO BREAK EIGHT 5:49:40 AM
PIER BATTERY ARREST-OC VO 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
PIER BATTERY ARREST-SOTVO 5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL
US AIRWAYS BAD TWEET-trxOC VO TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
NETFLIX SPEED SURGE-trxOC VO TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI
GOOGLE GLASS ON SALE TODAY-OC VO WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-CLIPTOPS
SCREEN TIME AND YOUR KIDS-OC VO 1) TAX DEADLINE-VOTOPS
TEASE 3-2 SHOT 2) LAKE O BIG PICTURE-VOTOPS
1) naples fire merger-VO 3) DOGS AT RESTAURANTS-VOTOPS
2) ms storm damage-VOTOPS FLAVA FLAV GUILTY PLEA-trxOC VO
BREAK SIX 5:27:01 AM SAVHANNA RUNAWAY CARRIAGE-VOTOPS
NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIPTOPS SAVHANNA RUNAWAY CARRIAGE-SOT VO
HEADZ 2 SAVHANNA RUNAWAY CARRIAGE-SOT VO
HL1) fire merger-VOTOPS END OF SHOW-WXANI-CTR TOPS
HL2) jcc shooting details-trxVOTOPS END OF SHOW CLIP-CLIP
HL3) weather damage-trxVOTOPS  


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DIRECTORS PAGE


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NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIP


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HEADZ 1


RIGHT NOW. A man charged in a horrific case of animal cruelty.

This as NBC-2 GETS NEW VIDEO OF HOPE THE DOG.

AN UPDATE AHEAD ON HER CONDITION AND THE MAN accused of THE CRIME.

PLUS, IT'S TAX DAY!

NBC-2 BREAKS DOWN THE DO'S AND DON'TS IF YOU STILL NEED TO FILE BY THE DEADLINE!

AND.

IT'S A PLAN THAT COULD SAVE TAXPAYERS millions in collier county.

NBC-2 LOOKS AHEAD TO THE BIG REVEAL TONIGHT.

A POSSIBLE MERGER, BETWEEN TWO OF the COUNTY'S FIRE DISTRICTS. Return to index of stories...


HL1) DOG ON FIRE RECOVERY-VOTOPS


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HL2) TAX DAY-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) COLLIER FIRE MERGER-trxVOTOPS


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GOOD MORNING-2 SHOT PUSH


GOOD MORNING, YOU'RE WATCHING NBC-2 NEWS TODAY AT 5.

I'M CLAY MILLER.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

GOOD TO SEE ALL OF YOU.

RIGHT NOW, AS YOU GET YOUR DAY GOING, NBC-2 IS TRACKING THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ON SEVERAL BIG STORIES. Return to index of stories...


DOG ON FIRE ARREST-SSTOPS VO


RIGHT NOW, A MAN ACCUSED OF SETTING HIS DOG ON FIRE IS SITTING IN JAIL.

LARRY WALLACE IS CHARGED WITH ARSON AND CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.

AND WE HAVE NEW VIDEO THIS MORNING YOU MAY HAVE MISSED IF YOU WENT TO BED EARLY LAST NIGHT.

THIS IS HOPE -- THE ONE YEAR OLD DOG IS GETTING 24 HOUR CARE IN TAMPA.

POLICE SAY WALLACE INTENTIONALLY SET HER ON FIRE IN ARCADIA LAST MONTH.

SHE SUFFERED BURNS OVER 60 PERCENT OF HER BODY.

WE ALSO TALKED TO NEIGHBORS WHO ARE IN DISBELIEF ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


DOG ON FIRE ARREST-SOT VO


Perry Morrison, neighbor

14:15 -14:18 ".NOTHING TO DO WITH IT."

13:09-13:12 "who would do this to a dog? An innocent dog. "

HOPE'S ORIGINAL CARE TAKERS FROM HARDEE ANIMAL RESCUE POSTED THIS VIDEO ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE.

WHILE HER WOUNDS STILL REQUIRE BANDAGES --

SHE IS STILL CAUTIOUSLY PLAYFUL WITH OTHER DOGS.

WE ALSO LEARNED SHE MAY NOT REQUIRE SURGERY. Return to index of stories...


BRUSH FIRE-WIPE VOTOPS


HERE'S SOME VIDEO WE GOT INTO THE NEWSROOM LATE LAST NIGHT OF A SUSPICIOUS BRUSH FIRE THAT SPARKED IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THIS IS ON THOMPSON AVENUE BETWEEN EAST 4TH STREET & EAST 5TH STREET.

IT ONLY BURNED A HALF ACRE BEFORE FIREFIGHTERS PUT IT OUT.

NO ONE WAS INJURED AND NO STRUCTURES WERE DAMAGED.

NBC 2 IS WORKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON HOW IT STARTED. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOL BUDGET-OTS


LOOKING AHEAD.

TODAY, WE SHOULD HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF WHAT CUTS ARE COMING TO THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT.

THE DISTRICT IS STARTING TO GET A GOOD IDEA OF HOW MUCH MONEY, IT'S GOING TO GET FROM THE STATE.

THIS AFTERNOON BOARD MEMBERS AND THE PUBLIC WILL GET AN UPDATED LOOK AT WHERE THE BUDGET STANDS.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO BE THERE, TO BRING YOU THE LATEST INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


LEE OPEN ENROLLMENT-TRX-OC-CG


NBC2 IS WORKING NEW NUMBERS FROM LEE COUNTY'S STUDENT ASSIGNMENT FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

THOUSANDS OF PARENTS HAVE BEEN WAITING TO FIND OUT.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT REPORTS - MORE THAN 75 PERCENT OF FAMILIES RECEIVED THEIR FIRST CHOICE OF SCHOOL - WHICH MEANS NEARLY A QUARTER DID NOT.

WE ALSO LEARNED 93-PERCENT OF PARENTS RECEIVED ONE OF THEIR TOP THREE PICKS.

ANY STUDENT WHO FAILED TO GET INTO THEIR TOP CHOICE, IS AUTOMATICALLY PUT IN THE ELIGIBILITY POOL FOR THEIR FIRST CHOICE.

ONLINE APPLICANTS CAN FIND OUT THEIR RESULTS ONLINE.

RESULTS WILL BE MAILED TO PAPER APPLICANTS THIS FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:02 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

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.

HOT AND HUMID WITH AFTERNOON SHOWERS

Our Tuesday morning starts warm and muggy with just a few clouds. Through the day, we'll see cloud cover increasing ahead of a cold front. That front will also bring a chance for showers and even a couple of thunderstorms. We could get a couple of showers to pop up by midday with more of them during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures today will still be able to warm into the mid 80s. For tonight, we'll be just a bit cooler with lows in the low to mid 60s, which is actually right around the average for this time of year.

The cold front that brings the chance for rain today will get "stuck" near Southwest Florida for the rest of the week. Tomorrow we'll likely see mostly cloudy skies. Then for Thursday and Friday, a few scattered showers are expected each day due to the proximity of the old cold front from today.

As we look ahead to the Easter weekend, the weather does look drier. Sunshine should be increasing with highs in the mid 80s for any weekend activities you have planned. If you are going to a sunrise Easter service, temperatures will be in the mid and upper 60s. Return to index of stories...


TAX DAY-trxOC EAniBx


TIME IF UP! IF YOU HAVEN'T FILED YOUR TAXES, TODAY IS THE DAY, IT'S YOUR LAST DAY TO DO IT, OR YOU COULD FACE A FINE!

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS LIVE WITH reasons WHY FOR SOME-- TODAY IS NOT REALLY A DEADLINE AT ALL. Return to index of stories...


TAX DAY-LIVE U 1


FOR SOME SOUTHWEST FLORIDIANS TODAY WILL BE A RACE AGAINST THE CLOCK TO MAKE IT TO A POST OFFICE, TO HAVE THEIR ENVELOPE POST-MARKED WITH TODAY'S DATE ON IT.

BUT I DID SOME DIGGING-- AND found out that for a majority of filers, TODAY IS NOTHING MORE THAN JUST A NORMAL TUESDAY.

THE I-R-S SAYS ABOUT 75-PERCENT OF FILERS GET REFUNDS. Return to index of stories...


TAX DAY-VO


THE I-R-S DOESN'T NECCESSARLY LIKE TO THROW THIS INFORMATION OUT THERE, BUT PENALTIES FOR FILING LATE FEDERAL TAX RETURNS ONLY APPLY TO PEOPLE WHO OWE MONEY.

THE PENALTY IS A PERCENTAGE OF WHAT YOU OWE. SO THINK OF IT THIS WAY. IF YOU OWE NOTHING, 5 PERCENT OF NOTHING, IS WELL, NOTHING!

IF YOU WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR FREE DAY YOU CAN START YOUR DAY AT MCDONALD'S FOR A FREE SMALL COFFEEE, THEN HEAD TO ARBY'S FOR FREE SNACK SIZES FRIES. Return to index of stories...


TAX DAY-LIVE U 1


NEED TO SHRED YOUR TAX DOCUMENTS?

OFFICE DEPOT WILL SHRED UP TO FIVE POUNDS FOR FREE.

WE HAVE THE COUPON ON OUR WEBSITE, NBC-2.COM

RIGHT NOW IM WORKING ON PENALITIES AND AUDITS.

COMING UP AT 6 I'LL TELL YOU WHY THIS YEAR, YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING AUDITED ARE THE LOWEST IN YEARS AND IF YOU DO OWE, WHAT'S AT STAKE.

LIVE IN LEE COUNTY, DANIELLE KOLENIAK, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


IRS PHONE SCAM-trxOTS BNR


NBC2 HAS A CONSUMER ALERT AND A STRONG WARNING FROM THE I-R-S.

RIGHT NOW, THE AGENCY IS SEEING SEVERAL AGGRESSIVE SCAMS - INVOLVING CRIMINALS PRETENDING TO BE GOVERNMENT AGENTS.

ONE OF THEM IS A PHONE SCAM ASKING FOR YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER --

IMPORTANT TO NOTE - THE I-R-S- WILL NEVER CALL YOU- INSTEAD IT SENDS BILLS OR NOTIFICATIONS THROUGH THE MAIL.

TO LEARN HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THIS AND MORE SCAMS- WE'VE POSTED A LINK UNDER NEWSLINKS AT N-B-C- DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


DISTRICT 19 UPDATE-MUG, CG, OC


THIS MORNING, AT 5:05, NBC-2 IS TRACKING THE LATEST INFORMATION IN THE RACE TO REPLACE TREY RADEL IN CONGRESS.

MONDAY, CURT CLAWSON, RECEIVED A BIG ENDORSEMENT FROM KENTUCKY SENATOR RAND PAUL.

PAUL IS A TEA PARTY FAVORITE- AND VERY POPULAR AMONG CONSERVATIVES.

THIS SPECIAL ELECTION IS FOR REGISTERED REPUBLICANS.

YOU CAN EARLY VOTE THROUGH SATURDAY.

AND MAKE SURE TO WATCH NBC 2 LATER TODAY, BECAUSE WE WILL BEGIN PROFILE PIECES OF THE 4 CANDIDATES.

NBC-2 ANCHORS KELLIE BURNS AND PETER BUSCH INTERVIEWED THE CANDIDATES AND WE WILL BE AIRING THE PIECES EVERY NIGHT THIS WEEK AT SIX P-M.

IF YOU DON'T VOTE EARLY, ELECTION DAY IS ONE WEEK FROM TODAY.

WE'VE POSTED ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT POLLING SITES AND TIMES THEY'RE OPEN ON OUR WEBSITE.

GO TO N-B-C DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS UPDATE-TRX-OTS-VO


NEW THIS MORNING.

TODAY WE HOPE TO GET OUR FIRST LOOK AT ONE OF THE BOYS WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND BURIED ON THE GROUNDS OF THE DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS.

RESEARCHERS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA WILL REVEAL THE FACIAL COMPOSITE TODAY IN TAMPA.

SO FAR THEY HAVE FOUND ABOUT 55 BODIES BURIED ON THE SCHOOL GROUNDS.

THEY WILL DISCUSS THEIR FINDINGS FROM THE FORMER REFORM SCHOOL WITH SENATOR BILL NELSON AT HIS OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


IVAN COLEMAN AUDIO-OC, (2) SS, SOT


AS YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING, THERE ARE NEW DEVELOPMENTS ABOUT THE PLEA DEAL FOR A MISSOURI MAN WHO TOOK TWO COLLIER TEENAGERS CROSS COUNTRY.

IN NEWLY RELEASED INTERVIEWS, TATIANA ROSADA, THE GIRL ON THE LEFT, TOLD INVESTIGATORS SHE CONVINCED HER FRIEND, MEGAN, TO GET IN IVAN COLEMAN'S CAR.

IT HAPPENED A YEAR AGO.

ALL THREE WERE FOUND IN WESTERN KENTUCKY.

ROSADA TOLD DETECTIVES SHE COMMUNICATED WITH COLEMAN FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS, THROUGH TEXTS AND WRITTEN LETTERS.

"We've been talking for a few years, me and him, always talking about being together and stuff and when I turned 18, I figured I'd get married." Return to index of stories...


IVAN COLEMAN AUDIO-SS, SOTVO


THE 15 YEAR OLD REPEATEDLY SAID SHE DIDN'T WANT TO GET COLEMAN IN TROUBLE.

SHE SAID HE DID NOTHING WRONG.

ROSADA EVEN WANTED TO SEE COLEMAN AFTER HER INTERVIEW WITH POLICE.

"Can I see him though? Detective: See, Ivan? No, uh-uh. Tatiana: What if my mom says it's ok? Detective: No. No, I can't let you see him.

COLEMAN WAS BROUGHT BACK TO COLLIER COUNTY WHERE HE MADE A PLEA DEAL.

HE WAS RELEASED FROM JAIL LAST MONTH AND WILL SERVE HIS PROBATION IN MISSOURI. Return to index of stories...


JOSE ACEVEDO NO CONTEST-OC, VO, SS


ALSO AN UPDATE ON A HIGH PROFILE LEE COUNTY COURT CASE, BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR THIS MORNING.

A MAN WHO TRIED TO KILL HIS WIFE BY SLAMMING THE FAMILY MINIVAN INTO THEIR HOME, WILL SPEND 20 YEARS IN PRISON.

JOSE ACEVEDO ENTERED A PLEA OF NO CONTEST TO ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

INVESTIGATORS SAY AFTER HE DROVE INTO HIS CAPE CORAL HOUSE, GRABBED AN ALUMINUM BAT AND ATTACKED HIS WIFE, BEATING HER HEAD.

ALL OF THIS HAPPENING IN FRONT OF THEIR SON.

THANKFULLY, THE WIFE SURVIVED THE ATTACK.

THE JUDGE TOLD ACEVEDO HE CAN'T HAVE CONTACT WITH HIS WIFE OR SON. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON MARATHON ANNIVERSARY-trxOC VO


THE CITY OF BOSTON IS PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE VICTIMS, SURVIVORS, OFFICERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS OF THE MARATHON BOMBINGS A YEAR AGO TODAY.

THE CEREMONY LATER THIS MORNING WILL HONOR PEOPLE WHO PLAYED A DIRECT ROLE RESPONDING TO THE BOMBING AND ALSO THOSE AFFECTED BY THE EVENT.

FORMER MAYOR TOM MENINO, GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK AND OTHER BOSTON OFFICIALS WILL BE JOINED BY VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN.

THE TRIBUTE WILL CONCLUDE WITH A MOMENT OF SILENCE AT THE MARATHON FINISH LINE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


5:08 ON THIS TUESDAY MORNING.

WE ARE DIGGING FOR NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A SHOCKING STORY ON SANIBEL.

POLICE AND RESIDENTS ON THE ISLAND ARE STILL ON HIGH ALERT THIS MORNING, AFTER AN INTRUDER TERRORIZES RESIDENTS.

KEEP YOUR TV'S HERE, BECAUSE WE HAVE THE LATEST, UPDATED INFORMATION

STRAIGHT AHEAD.

PLUS.

A DISTURBING SITUATION IN OREGON.

A CINDER BLOCK FALLS THROUGH A CAR WINDSHIELD ON A HIGHWAY, SENDING ONE WOMAN TO THE HOSPITAL.

POLICE SAY, IT WAS NO ACCIDENT.

YOU'RE WATCHING NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


1) SANIBEL EXPOSER-VO


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2) CINDER BLOCK THROUGH WINDSHIELD-VOTOPS


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FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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BREAK FOUR 5:09:43


HIT TIME 5:09:43

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5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Full Forecast

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.

HOT AND HUMID WITH AFTERNOON SHOWERS

Our Tuesday morning starts warm and muggy with just a few clouds. Through the day, we'll see cloud cover increasing ahead of a cold front. That front will also bring a chance for showers and even a couple of thunderstorms. We could get a couple of showers to pop up by midday with more of them during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures today will still be able to warm into the mid 80s. For tonight, we'll be just a bit cooler with lows in the low to mid 60s, which is actually right around the average for this time of year.

The cold front that brings the chance for rain today will get "stuck" near Southwest Florida for the rest of the week. Tomorrow we'll likely see mostly cloudy skies. Then for Thursday and Friday, a few scattered showers are expected each day due to the proximity of the old cold front from today.

As we look ahead to the Easter weekend, the weather does look drier. Sunshine should be increasing with highs in the mid 80s for any weekend activities you have planned. If you are going to a sunrise Easter service, temperatures will be in the mid and upper 60s. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL EXPOSER-SS-VO-WIPE


ON THE TRAIL OF A SEXUAL PREDATOR.

INVESTIGATORS ON SANIBEL ARE URGING RESIDENTS TO LOCK UP. AS A MAN DOING SOME DISGUSTING ACTS REMAINS ON THE LOOSE THIS MORNING.

THREE WOMEN CLAIM THEY WATCHED HIM PERFORM SEXUAL ACTS IN FRONT OF THEM.

TWO ARE JUST TEENAGERS.

OFFICERS SAY THE GUY HAS GOTTEN DANGEROUS -- MOST RECENTLY -- BREAKING INTO A 15-YEAR-OLD'S BEDROOM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

THE OTHER TWO INCIDENTS WEREN'T AS BOLD -- THE MAN WAS SPOTTED OUTSIDE TWO LANAIS MASTURBATING.

THE 15 YEAR OLD GIRL SAYS SHE WOKE UP AND FOUND THE MAN STANDING IN HER

ROOM - TOUCHING HER BOTTOM - MASTURBATING.

SHE SAYS THE MAN LEFT THROUGH AN OPEN WINDOW. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL EXPOSER-SOTVO


Sot---police chief "that was obviously the most serious and most concerning. It's definitely a concerning issue and we want to get to the bottom of it as soon as possible. "

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY DON'T KNOW IF THE GUY IS A SANIBEL RESIDENT OR VISITOR.

THEY'RE URGING RESIDENTS TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE LOCKING THEIR WINDOWS AND DOORS AND KEEPING THE CURTAINS CLOSED. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL FIRE FOLO-VO


WE HAVE AN UPDATE FOR YOU ON A BREAKING STORY WE BROUGHT YOU MONDAY MORNING.

SEVERAL CAPE CORAL FAMILIES ARE BACK HOME --

AFTER A FIRE DESTROYED PART OF THIS APARTMENT BUILDING.

THAT FIRE STARTED OVERNIGHT SUNDAY

AT CROSSINGS APARTMENT COMPLEX.

A WOMAN NOTICED SMOKE IN HER UNIT, THEN CALLED POLICE.

THIS IS WHAT THE BUILDING LOOKS LIKE NOW.

EARLY ESTIMATES SHOW THE FIRE CAUSED AT LEAST 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL FIRE FOLO-SOTVO


5:20-5;26 STEVEN PEREZ/WITNESS

"it's going to take awhile for them to rebuild everything but at least everyone is okay.everyone's safe."

AMAZINGLY -- SOME APARTMENTS WERE LEFT UNTOUCHED.

NO ONE WAS HURT EITHER.

FIRE CREWS ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THE CAUSE. Return to index of stories...


GLADES JAIL MAY BE CLOSING-VO


OUR OVERNIGHT TEAM HAS BEEN DIGGING FOR NEW UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT THE GLADES COUNTY JAIL.

WE FOUND OUT THAT 100 PEOPLE

IN COULD BE OUT OF A JOB.

BECAUSE THE JAIL MAY BE SHUTTING DOWN.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS ARRESTING FEWER ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN THAT AREA SO THERE ARE FEWERE PEOPLE IN JAIL.

IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS, THE JAIL LOST A MILLION DOLLARS.

THE 33-MILLION DOLLAR JAIL FACILITY WAS BUILT IN 2007.

IF THE JAIL CLOSES - LOCAL INMATES WOULD MOVE BACK TO THE FORMER JAIL -- WHICH WOULD REQUIRE RENOVATION.

A FINAL DECISION WILL BE MADE IN THE NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


FL DEPUTY SHOT-VO


A MANATEE COUNTY DEPUTY IS RECOVERING THIS MORNING.

AFTER HE WAS SHOT DURING A FIGHT WITH A BANK ROBBER.

DEPUTIES WERE CHASING HIM MONDAY MORNING

WHEN THE SUSPECT STOPPED HIS TRUCK AND STARTED FIRING.

ONE DEPUTY TOOK A BULLET IN THE ARM.

HE'LL BE FINE.

THE ROBBER WAS LATER FOUND DEAD.

BUT THEY'RE NOT SURE YET IF HE DIED WHEN DEPUTIES FIRED BACK --

OR IF HE TOOK HIS OWN LIFE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE POSTAL DISPUTE-VO


MAIL SERVICE WILL BE STOPPED TEMPORARILY IN ONE CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD BECAUSE OF A DISPUTE OVER HAZARDOUS WALKWAYS

THE U-S POSTAL SERVICE SAYS RESIDENTS AT DEL PRADO PARK TOWNHOUSES WON'T GET MAIL DELIVERED FOR 30 DAYS.

THE POSTAL SERVICE SAYS THINGS LIKE HOSES -- PLANTS -- AND LAWN FURNITURE ARE BLOCKING CARRIERS FROM GETTING TO MAIL SLOTS.

STARTING NEXT MONDAY -- RESIDENTS WILL HAVE TO PICK UP THEIR MAIL AT THE CAPE'S CENTRAL POST OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


OR: CINDER BLOCK TO THE FACE-trxOC VO


POLICE IN OREGON ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT WHO DROPPED A CINDER BLOCK OFF AN OVERPASS LAST WEEKEND.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE CINDER BLOCK SMASHED THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD OF THIS CAR, HITTING THE WOMAN IN THE PASSENGER SEAT IN THE FACE!

IT HAPPENED SUNDAY ON INTERSTATE FIVE NEAR CRESWELL, OREGON.

THE PASSENGER, TIFFANY BECKER, WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.

DRIVER MICHAEL BECKER WAS NOT INJURED.

POLICE RECEIVED A TIP THAT FOUR PEOPLE ON BIKES AND SKATEBOARDS WERE SEEN IN THE AREA AROUND THE TIME IT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


CA: HIKERS RESCUED-VOTOPS


LOOK AT THIS.

THE LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT RESCUED AN ADULT AND THREE CHILDREN STRANDED ON A HILLSIDE MONDAY

ONE OF THE CHILDREN BEING RESCUED WAS STRUCK IN THE HEAD WITH A ROCK AND SUFFERED A SMALL INJURY.

THAT CHILD WAS TAKEN TO AN AREA HOSPITAL.

EVERYONE ELSE IS OK. Return to index of stories...


HILLARY SHOE THROWER IN CUSTODY-VOTOPS


AN UPDATE ON A STORY YOU HEARD LAST WEEK ON NBC-2.

THE WOMAN ACCUSED OF THROWING A SHOE AT HILLARY CLINTON IS IN CUSTODY AND IS BEING CHARGED WITH A FEDERAL CRIME.

36-YEAR OLD ALISON ERNST WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON MONDAY IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA.

ERNST IS ACCUSED OF TOSSING A SHOE AT THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE AS SHE GAVE A SPEECH IN LAS VEGAS LAST WEEK. The woman has not said why she did it.

CLINTON DUCKED AND WAS NOT HURT -- SHE EVEN MADE A JOKE ABOUT IT. Return to index of stories...


NEW TEACHERS-OC-VO


NBC-2 HAS LEARNED SUB-PAR PERFORMANCE IS THE REASON FORT MYERS MIDDLE ACADEMY AND COLONIAL ELEMENTARY ARE BOTH PLANNING TO REPLACE UP TO 20 TEACHERS.

SOME CURRENT TEACHERS WILL TRANSFER TO DIFFERENT SCHOOLS.

OTHERS WILL HAVE TO REAPPLY FOR A NEW JOB AT THE DISTRICT.

DISTRICT LEADERS SAY THEY'VE DONE SOMETHING LIKE THIS BEFORE AND IT'S PROVEN TO WORK.

THE TWO SCHOOLS WILL ALSO BE GETTING NEW PRINCIPALS. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO YMCA JOB FAIR-CG


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A JOB --

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY YMCA WILL BE HOSTING A JOB FAIR TODAY

IT'S A THE BAYFRONT CENTER YMCA IN PUNTA GORDA.

IT RUNS 10 TO 2:00, AND 5 to 7:00 PM.

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR FULL TIME AND PART TIME POSITIONS -- AS WELL AS VOLUNTEERS.

THE OPENINGS ARE FOR THE Y'S VARIOUS BRANCH LOCATIONS. Return to index of stories...


LEE MEMORIAL TOURS-CG, BNR


IT'S THE "GET TO KNOW US BEFORE YOU NEED US" MONTH. THIS WEEK -- YOU CAN GET A TOUR OF LEE MEMORIAL'S HOSPITALS --

YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE HEALTH SYSTEM'S OPEN HOUSE EVENTS THROUGH THIS MONTH.

THERE'S ONE WEDNESDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO NOON AT GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER IN FORT MYERS.

MEET PATIENT CARE MEMBERS, LEARN ABOUT THE LATEST EQUIPMENT, AND MORE.

YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE --

HEAD TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM --

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


TEASE 2-2 SHOT


COMING UP ON THE NEWS AT FIVE.

A NAPLES FISHERMAN IS IN HOT WATER.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT HE DID THAT LANDED HIM IN JAIL ON A BATTERY CHARGE.

ANOTHER STORY WE ARE FOLLOWING CLOSELY.

THIS OUT OF TAMPA.

A FOUR-YEAR OLD BOY, GRAZED BY A STRAY BULLET.

WE HAVE THE LATEST INFORMATION FROM POLICE ON HOW IT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


1) PIER BATTERY ARREST-VO


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2) TAMPA BOY SHOT-VOTOPS


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WATCHING NEWS TODAY-SOT


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BREAK FIVE 5:19:15


HIT TIME 5:19:15 AM

LENGTH 2:30 Return to index of stories...


MIDWEST SNOW-trxVOTOPS


LOOK AT THIS.

MUCH OF THE MIDWEST GOT A MID-APRIL BURST OF COLD AND SNOW.

IN NORFOLK, NEBRASKA MORE THAN 700 CUSTOMERS LOST POWER BECAUSE OF THE STORM.

MANY SCHOOLS IN THE NORTHEASTERN PART OF THE STATE DELAYED OR CANCELED CLASSES.

THERE WERE SO MANY ACCIDENTS REPORTED, THAT OMAHA POLICE STOPPED TAKING ACCIDENT REPORTS.

THERE WAS A DUSTING OF SNOW AS FAR SOUTH AS AMARILLO, TEXAS. Return to index of stories...


5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Day Planner

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.

HOT AND HUMID WITH AFTERNOON SHOWERS

Our Tuesday morning starts warm and muggy with just a few clouds. Through the day, we'll see cloud cover increasing ahead of a cold front. That front will also bring a chance for showers and even a couple of thunderstorms. We could get a couple of showers to pop up by midday with more of them during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures today will still be able to warm into the mid 80s. For tonight, we'll be just a bit cooler with lows in the low to mid 60s, which is actually right around the average for this time of year.

The cold front that brings the chance for rain today will get "stuck" near Southwest Florida for the rest of the week. Tomorrow we'll likely see mostly cloudy skies. Then for Thursday and Friday, a few scattered showers are expected each day due to the proximity of the old cold front from today.

As we look ahead to the Easter weekend, the weather does look drier. Sunshine should be increasing with highs in the mid 80s for any weekend activities you have planned. If you are going to a sunrise Easter service, temperatures will be in the mid and upper 60s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, CHAR CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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FL: TAMPA BOY HIT BY BULLET-OC VO


NBC-2 IS WORKING FOR AN UPDATE ON THE CONDITION OF A BOY WHO WAS GRAZED BY A STRAY BULLET IN TAMPA.

POLICE SAY TWO MEN WERE FIGHTING NEAR AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WHEN SHOTS WERE FIRED.

ONE OF THE BULLETS STRUCK THE 4-YEAR-OLD IN THE ARM.

POLICE PUT SEVERAL SCHOOLS ON LOCKDOWN WHILE THEY SEARCHED FOR THE MEN, BUT THE LOCKDOWNS HAVE BEEN LIFTED.

POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR THE SUSPECTS IN ANOTHER AREA. Return to index of stories...


PIER BATTERY ARREST-OC VO


A NAPLES FISHERMAN IS FACING A BATTERY CHARGE FOR TOUCHING A BEACH PATROL OFFICER.

NAPLES POLICE ARRESTED FRANK VITIELLO THIS WEEKEND.

THE PATROL OFFICER SAYS SHE WAS TALKING TO A GROUP OF ANGLERS ABOUT A NEW FISHING LAW.

AS WE TOLD YOU -

THE CITY RECENTLY BANNED TREBLE HOOKS.

THE OFFICER SAYS VITIELLO TOUCHED HER CHEEK.

WHEN SHE TOLD HIM THAT WASN'T O-K, HE WALKED AWAY. Return to index of stories...


PIER BATTERY ARREST-SOTVO


John Boyle, Naples Pier visitor

15:10:07-:16

No one should touch anyone whether it be appropriate or inappropriate, especially a woman. You do not put your hands on a woman.

THE FISHERMAN HAS POSTED BOND AND IS OUT OF JAIL. Return to index of stories...


US AIRWAYS BAD TWEET-trxOC VO


U-S AIRWAYS IS TRYING TO SMOOTH THINGS OVER AFTER ACCIDENTALLY TWEETING A LINK TO A PORN IMAGE.

THE AIRLINER SAID THE TWEET WAS A MISTAKE THAT THEY "DEEPLY REGRET."

U-S AIRWAYS WAS REPLYING TO A CUSTOMER WHO WAS COMPLAINING ABOUT SERVICE ON TWITTER.

THEY SAY THE OFFENDING IMAGE "INADVERTENTLY" TWEETED AFTER IT WAS FIRST POSTED TO THE COMPANY'S TWITTER STREAM BY AN UNKNOWN USER.

THE TWEET WAS DELETED AS SOON AS THE AIRLINE REALIZED THE ERROR. Return to index of stories...


NETFLIX SPEED SURGE-trxOC VO


IT LOOKS LIKE NETFLIX'S RECENT DEAL WITH COMCAST IS PAYING OFF FOR CUSTOMERS.

MONDAY, NETFLIX REPORTED STREAMING SPEEDS FOR COMCAST USERS WATCHING NETFLIX JUMPED NEARLY 50-PERCENT LAST MONTH.

THE JUMP COMES AFTER NETFLIX RELUCTANTLY AGREED TO START PAYING AN UNDISCLOSED FEE TO COMCAST TO STREAM VIDEOS DIRECTLY.

CABLE COMPANIES ARGUE IT'S ONLY FAIR THAT NETFLIX SHOULD HELP FOOT THE BILL FOR DELIVERING ITS CONTENT. Return to index of stories...


GOOGLE GLASS ON SALE TODAY-OC VO


TODAY IS THE DAY IF YOU'VE BEEN WAITING TO GET YOUR HANDS ON A PAIR OF GOOGLE GLASS.

THE HEAD-MOUNTED COMPUTER GOES ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

GLASS COSTS 15-HUNDRED DOLLARS, BUT GOOGLE IS THROWING IN FREE FRAMES OR SUNGLASSES.

THE SALE IS FOR ONE DAY ONLY AND SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED. Return to index of stories...


SCREEN TIME AND YOUR KIDS-OC VO


ON THAT NOTE.

A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS USING TELEVISION AND OTHER ELECTRONIC SCREENS TO SETTLE YOUR CHILDREN MAY HAVE LONG-LASTING SIDE EFFECTS.

WHILE THE BRIGHT LIGHTS SEEM TO FOCUS THE BABIES' ATTENTION, THEY CAN ACTUALLY OVER-STIMULATE KIDS, MAKING THEM EVEN FUSSIER.

DOCTORS SAY THIS IS A SIGN THAT COULD MEAN KIDS AREN'T DEVELOPING COPING SKILLS PROPERLY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE 3-2 SHOT


STILL AHEAD IN OUR NEXT HALF OUR ON NBC-2.

A STORY THAT COULD IMPACT A LARGE PART OF COLLIER COUNTY - NBC-2 LOOKS AHEAD TO NEW REVELATIONS ABOUT A PLAN TO MERGE TWO FIRE DISTRICTS.

ALSO, PEOPLE ARE WAKING UP TO SERIOUS DAMAGE AFTER SEVERE STORMS BARRELED THROUGH THE SOUTH.

UPDATES FROM THE AFFECTED AREAS, THROUGHOUT THE NEXT HALF HOUR.

STAY WITH US ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY. Return to index of stories...


1) naples fire merger-VO


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2) ms storm damage-VOTOPS


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BREAK SIX 5:27:01 AM


HIT TIME 5:27:01 AM

LENGTH 2:37 Return to index of stories...


NEWS TODAY OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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HEADZ 2


IN FOUR MINUTES ON NBC-2.

WE ARE BRINGING YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT A PLAN THAT COULD SAVE COLLIER COUNTY TAXPAYERS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

BUT IT ALSO MEANS BIG CHANGES TO EMERGENCY SERVICES THERE.

NBC-2 HAS THE DETAILS IN A LIVE REPORT.

PLUS, OUR PRODUCERS ARE COMBING THE WIRES, GETTING THE NEWEST INFORMATION ABOUT THAT DEADLY SHOOTING IN KANSAS OVER THE WEEKEND AT THAT JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER.

THIS MORNING, WE LOOK AT SOME OF THE EVIDENCE AND POSSIBLE CHARGES AS PROSECUTORS BUILD THEIR CASE AGAINST THE SUSPECT.

AND.

TORNADO TOUCHDOWN IN TEXAS.

SNOW IN THE MIDWEST.

AND HOMES TORN APART IN MISSISSIPPI.

NBC-2 TRACKS SEVERE WEATHER ACROSS THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


HL1) fire merger-VOTOPS


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HL2) jcc shooting details-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) weather damage-trxVOTOPS


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GOOD MORNING-2 SHOT PUSH


GOOD MORNING, YOU'RE WATCHING NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

I'M CLAY MILLER.

NBC-2 IS TRACKING THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THESE TOP STORIES AS YOU GET READY FOR THE DAY. Return to index of stories...


DOG ON FIRE UPDATE-trxVOTOPS SS


A DOG THAT WAS SET ON FIRE IS MAKING PROGRESS.

WE HAVE NEW VIDEO THIS MORNING YOU MAY HAVE MISSED IF YOU WENT TO BED EARLY LAST NIGHT.

THIS IS HOPE -- UNDER CONSTANT SUPERVISION -- THE ONE YEAR OLD DOG IS GETTING 24 HOUR CARE AT BLUE PEARL VETERNARY SERVICES IN TAMPA.

THE MAN ACCUSED OF SETTING HOPE ON FIRE REMAINS IN JAIL THIS MORNING.

POLICE SAY LARRY WALLACE INTENTIONALLY SET HER ON FIRE IN ARCADIA LAST MONTH.

SHE SUFFERED BURNS OVER 60 PERCENT OF HER BODY.

COUNT ON NBC-2 FOR ANY UPDATES ON HER RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


TAX DEADLINE-VOTOPS


HAVE YOU FILED YET?

TODAY IS THE TO GET YOUR TAX FORMS IN THE MAIL OR SENT ONLINE.

YOUR RETURNS MUST BE STAMPED -

AND ANY TAXES OWED MUST BE SENT - BY MIDNIGHT.

IF YOU'RE FILING ON PAPER, YOU SHOULD KNOW LEE COUNTY POST OFFICES WON'T BE OPEN LONG AFTER BUSINESS HOURS.

ANYONE WHO NEEDS AN EXTENSION CAN FILE FOR ONE UNTIL THE DEADLINE -

BUT THAT ONLY APPLIES TO THE PAPERWORK.

THERE IS NO EXTENSION FOR ANY TAXES YOU OWE. Return to index of stories...


TAX DEADLINE-SOT VO


If you think that you owe or you owed in the past, its always best to send them some type of payment with the extension and that gets applied to your taxes when you you actually file them

ANYONE WHO PAYS OR FILES LATE CAN FACE PENALTIES AND ADDED INTEREST.

TO HELP PEOPLE MAKE THAT DEADLINE, LIBERTY TAX SERVICES IS OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


MONDAY NIGHT STORM DAMAGE-VOTOPS


SEVERE STORMS SWEPT THE SOUTHERN STATES LAST NIGHT.

THIS IS IN SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI.

UPWARDS OF 20 TO 30 R-V'S AND TRAILERS WERE EITHER FLIPPED OVER OR DESTROYED AT THIS CAMP SITE.

FIREFIGHTERS RESCUED TWO PEOPLE TRAPPED INSIDE AN R-V.

POLICE SAY THE STORM LEFT SEVERAL PEOPLE INJURED BUT THEY DIDN'T HAVE AN EXACT NUMBER OF JUST HOW MANY. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA FLIGHT UPDATE-VOTOPS


NBC-2 IS GATHERING THE LATEST INFORMATION IN THE MISSING MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE CO-PILOT'S PHONE WAS ON DURING TAKEOFF AND STAYED ON UNTIL THE FLIGHT DISAPPEARED.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A CELL TOWER PICKED UP THE PILOT'S SIGNAL JUST BEFORE THE PLANE CHANGED DIRECTION.

ODDLY, AUTHORITIES SAY THEY'VE SEARCHED MILLIONS OF CELL PHONE RECORDS AND TURNED UP NOTHING, EXCEPT FOR THE CO-PILOT'S SIGNAL. Return to index of stories...


5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:32 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Today's Weather Story

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.

HOT AND HUMID WITH AFTERNOON SHOWERS

Our Tuesday morning starts warm and muggy with just a few clouds. Through the day, we'll see cloud cover increasing ahead of a cold front. That front will also bring a chance for showers and even a couple of thunderstorms. We could get a couple of showers to pop up by midday with more of them during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures today will still be able to warm into the mid 80s. For tonight, we'll be just a bit cooler with lows in the low to mid 60s, which is actually right around the average for this time of year.

The cold front that brings the chance for rain today will get "stuck" near Southwest Florida for the rest of the week. Tomorrow we'll likely see mostly cloudy skies. Then for Thursday and Friday, a few scattered showers are expected each day due to the proximity of the old cold front from today.

As we look ahead to the Easter weekend, the weather does look drier. Sunshine should be increasing with highs in the mid 80s for any weekend activities you have planned. If you are going to a sunrise Easter service, temperatures will be in the mid and upper 60s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, LEE CO ENFORCEMENT

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES FD FIRE MERGER-trxOC EAniBx


DEVELOPING AT 530

MORE FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN COLLIER COUNTY SETTING THE STAGE FOR MERGERS.

THIS TIME BIG CORKSCREW AND NORTH NAPLES.

THE GOAL--- SAVE MONEY. TONIGHT YOU CAN VOICE YOUR OPINION AT A PUBLIC MEETING.

NBC 2'S SAM SWEENEY LIVE OUTSIDE NORTH NAPLES FIRE WITH DETAILS BEHIND THE PLAN. SAM? Return to index of stories...


NAPLES FD FIRE MERGER-REM


STACEY CLAY---

COST CUTTING IS THE GOAL--- BUT FIRST LEADERS here WANT TO MAKE SURE SERVICE WON'T BE AFFECTED.

CAN THOSE TRUCKS BEHIND ME LEAVE THIS STATION AND ARRIVE AT YOUR HOUSE IN SAME AMOUNT OF TIME. JUST ONE DETAIL THAT WILL NEED TO BE IRONED OUT BEFORE A MERGER. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES FD FIRE MERGER-VO


TAKE VO

SAVINGS UP TO FOUR MILLON DOLLARS COULD COME FROM A MERGER LIKE THIS.

STAFF REDUCTION, FEWER TRUCKS AND HEALTH INSURANCE AND PENSION COSTS WOULD ALL FALL.

ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS--- STAFF REDUCTIONS WOULD COME THROUGH ATTRITION RATHER THAN LAY OFFS.

MERGING TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS IS NO EASY TASK. SEVERAL GOVERNMENTAL STEPS MUST BE FOLLOWED--- BUT THE PROCESS IS WELL UNDERWAY.

VOTERS WOULD HAVE THE FINAL SAY IN A NOVEMBER VOTE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES FD FIRE MERGER-SOT


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NAPLES FD FIRE MERGER-REM


IF YOU WANT YOUR VOICE HEARD, THERE IS A PUBLIC MEETING TONIGHT AT 530 AT CORKSCREW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

LIVE IN NORTH NAPLES SS NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


FL: TAMPA FUNERAL FOR FT HOOD VICTIM-trx OC VO OC


FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD IN TAMPA MONDAY FOR ONE OF THE VICTIMS OF THE RECENT FORT HOOD SHOOTING.

STAFF SERGEANT CARLOS RODRIGUEZ WAS LAID TO REST AT THE FLORIDA NATIONAL CEMETERY IN BUSHNELL.

THE DECORATED CAREER SOLDIER HAD MORE THAN TWO DOZEN COMMENDATIONS DURING HIS 19 YEARS WITH THE ARMY.

LAST WEEKEND IN LAKELAND, A PRIVATE FUNERAL WAS HELD FOR ANOTHER SOLDIER KILLED IN THE FORT HOOD ATTACK.

ARMY SGT. FIRST CLASS DANIEL FERGUSON'S FUNERAL SERVED NEARLY 21 YEARS IN THE MILITARY AND WAS ENGAGED TO BE MARRIED. Return to index of stories...


FL DRUG TESTING-VO


THE FIGHT TO DRUG TEST FLORIDA STATE WORKERS IS NOW BEFORE THE U-S SUPREME COURT.

JUSTICES WILL MEET THIS WEEK TO DECIDE IF THEY'LL TAKE THE CASE.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT FILED AN APPEAL AFTER A LOWER COURT FELT THE POLICY WAS TOO BROAD.

THE SUPREME COURT REVIEWS THOUSANDS OF CASES A YEAR BUT ONLY SELECTS ABOUT 100 TO HEAR ARGUMENTS. Return to index of stories...


PANTHER REMAINS-OC


WILDLIFE OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW A YOUNG PANTHER DIED IN COLLIER COUNTY.

A HIKER FOUND BONES IN THE PICAYUNE STRAND STATE FORES

FWC TELLS US -- THEY THINK THE PANTHER DIED WITHIN THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS.

THIS IS THE 11TH PANTHER DEATH THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


JCC SHOOTING NEW DETAILS-trx OC VO


LOOKING AHEAD INTO THE DEADLY SHOOTINGS AT TWO JEWISH CENTERS NEAR KANSAS CITY.

NBC-2 IS EXPECTING TO LEARN THE OFFICIAL CHARGES AGAINST THE ACCUSED GUNMAN.

POLICE RELEASED A MUG SHOT OF 73-YEAR-OLD FRAZIER GLENN CROSS MONDAY.

AUTHORITIES SAY THERE IS ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO PROSECUTE CROSS FOR HATE CRIMES ALONG WITH MURDER.

INVESTIGATORS TODAY SAID HATE ALLEGEDLY DROVE CROSS TO MURDER 3 INNOCENT PEOPLE.

HE'S DESCRIBED AS A WELL KNOWN WHITE SUPREMACIST, FORMER KLAN LEADER, WITH A 30 YEAR HISTORY OF ANTI SEMITIC AND RACIST ACTIVITIES. Return to index of stories...


JCC SHOOTING NEW DETAILS-SOT VO


SOT RICHARD COHEN / SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER I think Glenn Miller has always been a ticking timebomb. It was really just a matter of time before he would go off.

THE VICTIMS INCLUDE REAT UNDERWOOD, A HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN AND EAGLE SCOUT.

HIS GRANDFATHER, DR. WILLIAM CORPORON.

AND TERESA "TERRI" LAMANNO, A 53-YEAR-OLD MOTHER OF THREE.

MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR THE VICTIMS ARE PLANNED FOR FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA OUTBREAK-trxOC VO


DEVELOPING NEWS THIS TUEDAY MORNING.

HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE TAKING NO CHANCES, AS THEY WORK TO CONTAIN AN OUTBREAK OF THE EBOLA VIRUS.

IN RECENT WEEKS IT HAS SPREAD QUICKLY IN WEST AFRICA. KILLING MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE.

AND NOW, THERE IS AN OUTBREAK

IN GUINEA - POPULATION TWO MILLION. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA OUTBREAK-(2)SOT VO


in the urban area we obviously uh have more more possibility for more contact

This is one of the most challenging ebola outbreaks that we have ever faced

LUCKILY, EBOLA ISN'T EASY TO CATCH. IT'S CONTAGIOUS ONLY FROM DIRECT CONTACT WITH BLOOD OR SALIVA. Return to index of stories...


MARCO ISLAND RUNWAY-OC VO


LOOKING AHEAD TO SMOOTHER TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS.

THE MARCO ISLAND AIRPORT IS UP AND RUNNING AFTER A 6 MILLION DOLLAR MAKEOVER.

THE PROJECT LAUNCHED IN JANUARY.

THE AIRPORT HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN SINCE THEN.

GRANT MONEY COVERED THE COST. Return to index of stories...


MARCO ISLAND RUNWAY-SOTVO


:16 Robert Tweedie airport manager "it's pretty unusual for a general aviation airport if this size and category to receive that level of funding for projects like this so we are very fortunate and appreciative that we could get these grant dollars in here to get this much needed project

completed."

CREWS ALSO UPGRADED THE RUNWAY LIGHTING SYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


LUNAR ECLIPSE-VO-WIPE


we want to show you some new video of the "BLOOD MOON" that passed this morning.

NBC-2 PHOTOGRAPHER MIKE MASON GOT THIS VIDEO OVERNIGHT.

IT HAPPENS WHEN THE SUN - EARTH AND MOON PERFECTLY ALIGN.

THE SUN CASTS A SHADOW ON THE EARTH - AND WHEN THE MOON MOVES INTO THE EARTH'S SHADOW IT TURNS AN ORANGISH-RED -- OR BLOOD RED. Return to index of stories...


LUNAR ECLIPSE-SOTVO


Carol Stewart, Planetarium Astronomer

:46:25 Just like a light switch-- all the stars around it pop out. its

really very beautiful to watch.

:04

THE BEST TIME TO SEE IT WAS BETWEEN 3 AND 4-30.

THE ENTIRE ECLIPSE TAKES ABOUT SIX HOURS. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO YMCA JOB FAIR-CG


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A JOB --

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY YMCA WILL BE HOSTING A JOB FAIR TODAY.

IT'S A THE BAYFRONT CENTER YMCA IN PUNTA GORDA.

IT RUNS 10 TO 2:00, AND 5 to 7:00 PM.

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR FULL TIME AND PART TIME POSITIONS -- AS WELL AS VOLUNTEERS.

THE OPENINGS ARE FOR THE Y'S VARIOUS BRANCH LOCATIONS. Return to index of stories...


LEE MEMORIAL TOURS-CG, BNR


THIS WEEK -- YOU CAN GET A TOUR OF LEE MEMORIAL'S HOSPITALS --

IT'S THE "GET TO KNOW US BEFORE YOU NEED US" MONTH.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE HEALTH SYSTEM'S OPEN HOUSE EVENTS THROUGH THIS MONTH.

THERE'S ONE WEDNESDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO NOON AT GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER IN FORT MYERS.

MEET PATIENT CARE MEMBERS, LEARN ABOUT THE LATEST EQUIPMENT, AND MORE.

YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE --

HEAD TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM --

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


TEASE 4-2 SHOT EAniBx


THANKS FOR WAKING UP WITH US ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

WE HAVE A BIG STORY WE ARE COVERING IN OUR NEXT HOUR THAT AFFECTS ALL OF US HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE'RE TRACKING OUR WATER QUALITY --

CLIFTON FRENCH JOINS US LIVE FROM THE NEWSROOM --

CLIFF, THE RAINY SEASON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, WHAT'S BEING DONE TO KEEP OUR SHORE CLEAR? Return to index of stories...


1) lake okeechobee-NWSRM VO


OUR GOVERNMENT IS SPENDING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO HELP EASE THE EFFECTS OF FRESH WATER RELEASES --

ONE PROJECT -- ELEVATING PART OF US 41 FOR A BRIDGE TO ALLOW WATER TO FLOW SOUTH --

BUT SOME EXPERTS I TALKED TO SAY, OUR LAWMAKERS ARE MISSING THE TARGET, WASTING TIME AND TAX DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


2) BASEBALL THRILL KILL ARREST-VOTOPS


AND DEVELOPING NEWS IN A DISTURBING CRIME YOU MAY REMEMBER.

POLICE SAY TEENS SHOT AND KILLED A BASEBALL PLAYER LAST YEAR BECAUSE THEY WERE BORED.

NOW - INVESTIGATORS HAVE MADA ANOTHER ARREST IN THE CASE.

DETAILS AHEAD ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY. Return to index of stories...


blood moon vo mike mason-votops


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BREAK SEVEN 5:39:23 AM


HIT TIME 5:39:23 AM

LENGTH 2:37 Return to index of stories...


5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Weather Trends

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.

HOT AND HUMID WITH AFTERNOON SHOWERS

Our Tuesday morning starts warm and muggy with just a few clouds. Through the day, we'll see cloud cover increasing ahead of a cold front. That front will also bring a chance for showers and even a couple of thunderstorms. We could get a couple of showers to pop up by midday with more of them during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures today will still be able to warm into the mid 80s. For tonight, we'll be just a bit cooler with lows in the low to mid 60s, which is actually right around the average for this time of year.

The cold front that brings the chance for rain today will get "stuck" near Southwest Florida for the rest of the week. Tomorrow we'll likely see mostly cloudy skies. Then for Thursday and Friday, a few scattered showers are expected each day due to the proximity of the old cold front from today.

As we look ahead to the Easter weekend, the weather does look drier. Sunshine should be increasing with highs in the mid 80s for any weekend activities you have planned. If you are going to a sunrise Easter service, temperatures will be in the mid and upper 60s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI


ALL CLEAR, CONSTRUCTION PROJECT?

CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

EYE 75 AND U-S 41 ALL CLEAR.

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TEXAS TORNADO DAMAGE-trxVOTOPS


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

MOBILE HOMES WERE RIPPED APART IN A TEXAS NEIGHBORHOOD AFTER A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN.

YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE HOMES JUST PUSHED FROM THEIR FOUNDATIONS.

OTHERS WERE SHREDDED.

NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

EMERGENCY CREWS ARE STILL ASSESSING THE DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


FL DAYCARE SUSPECT REMAINS IN JAIL-trxOC VO


THE MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH LAST WEEK'S DEADLY DAY CARE CRASH WILL REMAIN IN JAIL ON 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.

28-YEAR-OLD ROBERT CORCHADO IS ACCUSED OF LAST WEEK'S HIT AND RUN CRASH THAT SENT A CAR INTO A WINTER PARK DAY CARE.

A 4-YEAR OLD GIRL WAS KILLED AND SEVERAL INJURED.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER SAYS CORCHADO DIDN'T SLOW DOWN WHEN HE REAR ENDED THE CAR.

ACCORDING TO THE FHP INVESTIGATOR, CORCHADO HAD PLANS TO DRIVE TO MIAMI, HOP ON A PLANE TO PUERTO RICO AND THEN FLY TO SOUTH AMERICA. Return to index of stories...


FOURTH ARREST IN BASEBALL THRILL KILL-VOTOPS


A FOURTH PERSON HAS BEEN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH THE MURDER OF AN AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL PLAYER.

ODDESSE JOHN DAVID BARNES IS ACCUSED OF CONCEALING THE WEAPON USED IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF CHRIS LANE.

POLICE SAY THREE TEENS SHOT LANE AS HE JOGGED IN OKLAHOMA LAST AUGUST.

JAMES EDWARDS JUNIOR, CHANCEY LUNA AND MICHAEL JONES WERE CHARGED AS ADULTS.

THEY TOLD POLICE THEY KILLED LANE BECAUSE THEY WERE BORED.

LUNA AND JONES ARE SET TO GO ON TRIAL IN AUGUST.

EDWARDS WILL HAVE A SEPARATE PRELIMINARY HEARING MAY 13TH.

BARNES IS CHARGED WITH ACCESSORY AFTER FIRST-DEGREE MURDER. Return to index of stories...


CHILE FIRES UPDATE-VOTOPS


AUTHORITIES IN CHILE ARE GETTING A BETTER IDEA OF THE DAMAGE AFTER A DEVASTATING FIRE OVER THE WEEKEND.

AT LEAST 13 PEOPLE WERE KILLED.

TWO-THOUSAND HOMES WERE BURNED TO THE GROUND.

THE FIRE SPREAD QUICKLY THROUGH FORESTED AREAS BUT IS NOW MOSTLY UNDER CONTROL.

THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS UNKNOWN. Return to index of stories...


NO CLEMENCY FOR MANNING-VOTOPS


THE ARMY HAS REJECTED A REQUEST FOR CLEMENCY BY CONVICTED WIKILEAKS SOURCE PRIVATE CHELSEA MANNING -- FORMERLY KNOWN AS BRADLEY MANNING.

THE COMMANDING GENERAL OVERSEEING MANNING'S 2013 COURT MARTIAL HAS BACKED HER 35-YEAR SENTENCE.

MANNING PLED GUILTY TO TEN SEPARATE OFFENSES BUT WAS EVENTUALLY FOUND GUILTY OF 20 OFFENSES, INCLUDING WRONGFUL POSSESSION AND TRANSMISSION OF NATIONAL DEFENSE INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIA JET FLIES BY NAVY SHIP-VOTOPS


U-S MILITARY OFFICIALS SAY A RUSSIAN PLANE MADE SEVERAL CLOSE PASSES NEAR A U-S NAVY WARSHIP IN THE BLACK SEA.

A PENTAGON SPOKESMAN IS CALLING RUSSIA'S ACTIONS "PROVOCATIVE AND UNPROFESSIONAL."

THE PLANE APPEARED TO BE UNARMED BUT U-S OFFICIALS SAY IT PASSED NEAR THE U-S-S DONALD COOK 12 TIMES AT BOTH SEA LEVEL AND AT SEVERAL THOUSAND FEET SATURDAY.

THE COOK ENTERED THE BLACK SEA LAST WEEK IN SUPPORT OF UKRAINE AND ITS ALLIES. Return to index of stories...


FOOD PRICES-trxOC VO


NOW TO AN NBC-2 CONSUMER ALERT.

BEEF PRICES ARE AT THEIR HIGHEST LEVEL IN TWO DECADES.\

THE COST OF GROUND BEEF HIT $3.55 A POUND, ACCORDING TO FEBRUARY GOVERNMENT READINGS.

THAT'S UP 56-PERCENT SINCE 2010.

THE AVERAGE FOR ROUND STEAK IS AT 5-DOLLARS AND 28-CENTS.

THE COST OF OTHER STAPLES, SUCH AS MILK, BUTTER, EGGS, FRUIT AND VEGETABLES ARE ALSO CLIMBING. Return to index of stories...


SPENDING LESS ON EASTER-OC VO


AMERICANS ARE EXPECTED TO SPEND LESS THIS YEAR ON EASTER, BUT ONLY SLIGHTLY.

A NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION SURVEY FOUND THE AVERAGE PERSON CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAY WILL SPEND ABOUT 137 DOLLARS.

THAT'S DOWN FROM THE 145 DOLLARS SPENT LAST YEAR.

IN ALL, AMERICANS ARE EXPECTED TO SPEND NEARLY 16 BILLION DOLLARS ON CLOTHING, FOOD, CANDY, GIFTS AND OTHER HOLIDAY ITEMS.

EASTER IS THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 20TH. Return to index of stories...


TOP EARNING CEOs-OC VO


A NEW LIST IS OUT OF THE HIGHEST PAID C-E-OS.

FIRST ON THE LIST IS LARRY ELLISON, THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF TECH GIANT ORACLE.

HE MADE AN ESTIMATED 78-POINT-FOUR-MILLION DOLLARS -- MOSTLY THROUGH STOCK OPTIONS.

HIS SALARY WAS JUST A MILLION DOLLARS OF THAT NUMBER.

SECOND ON THE LIST IS DISNEY'S BOB IGER WITH 34-POINT-THREE MILLION DOLLARS.

NEWS CORP FOUNDER AND C-E-O RUPERT MURDOCH ROUNDS OUT THE TOP THREE WITH 26-POINT-ONE MILLION. Return to index of stories...


T REX SKELETON ARRIVAL-OC VO


A NEARLY COMPLETE SKELETON OF A TYRANNOSAURUS-REX WILL ARRIVE AT THE SMITHSONIAN'S MUSEUM OF NATIONAL HISTORY.

IT WAS MOVED TO WASHINGTON FROM THE MUSEUM OF THE ROCKIES IN MONTANA.

THE FOSSILIZED T-REX WILL BE THE CENTERPIECE OF THE SMITHSONIAN'S NEW HALL THAT OPENS IN 2019. Return to index of stories...


early voting ; district 19-trxOC EAniBx


WE'VE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF QUESTIONS FROM NBC2 VIEWERS ABOUT WHO CAN ACTUALLY VOTE IN THE APRIL 22ND PRIMARY AND IN THE GENEREAL ELECTION IN JUNE TO FILL TREY REDAL'S SEAT IN CONGRESS.

SO -- WE PUT OUR OVERNIGHT TEAM TO WORK TO DIG FOR SOME ANSWERS.

OUR NICK CILETTI JOINS US LIVE IN STUDIO RIGHT NOW WITH WHAT HE FOUND OUT. Return to index of stories...


early voting ; district 19-PLASMA


STACEY -- AS YOU JUST SAID -- WE'VE HAD A LOT OF OUR VIEWERS ASK US NOT ONLY ABOUT WHO CAN VOTE.BUT ALSO WHAT AREAS DISTRICT 19 INCLUDES. Return to index of stories...


early voting ; district 19-MITTO


LET'S GO AHEAD AND PULL UP A MAP TO SHOW YOU.

THIS IS THE OFFICIAL DISTRICT 19 MAP.

YOU CAN SEE IT INCLUDES PINE ISLAND AND CAPE CORAL.

BUT LEAVES OUT MUCH OF NORTH FORT MYERS.

YOU CAN ALSO SEE IT EXCLUDES FORT MYERS SHORES.ALVA.AND PARTS OF LEHIGH ACRES.

OTHER AREAS LIKE THE CITY OF FORT MYERS.SANIBEL.FORT MYERS BEACH.GATEWAY.SOUTH FORT MYERS.ALL THE WAY DOWN THROUGH BONITA SPRINGS AND MARCO ISLAND ARE INCLUDED IN DISTRICT 19. Return to index of stories...


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early voting ; district 19-PLASMA


AS WE'VE MENTIONED.

THE PRIMARY.WHICH TAKES PLACE A WEEK FROM TODAY.IS CLOSED.SO ONLY REGISTERED REPUBLICANS CAN VOTE.

EARLY VOTING HAS ALREADY STARTED AND GOES UNTIL SATURDAY.

YOU CAN CAST YOUR BALLOTS FROM 10AM - 6PM.

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE.NBC-2.COM.FOR POLLING LOCATIONS.

THE ACTUAL RACE IN JUNE WILL BE OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED VOTERS.

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TEASE 5-2 SHOT


AHEAD ON NBC-2.

FRIGHTENING MOMENTS IN DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH GEORGIA.

A HORSE PULLING A CARRIAGE GOES ROGUE, SMASHING INTO CARS, RIDERS JUMPING OUT TO SAFETY.

WITNESSES TALK ABOUT THE WILD RIDE - NEXT ON NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


1) SAVANNAH GEORGIA CARRIAGE-VO


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WAVV 101.1 TEASE-SSTOPS


IF YOU NEED TO WALK OUT THE DOOR - WE CAN STILL MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE KNOW TODAY -

TUNE US IN ON WAVV 101.1 - WE ARE LIVE FROM 6-7! Return to index of stories...


FORECAST TEASE-OMNI or WALL


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BREAK EIGHT 5:49:40 AM


HIT TIME 5:49:40 AM

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5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


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5:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-WX WALL


Full Forecast

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.

HOT AND HUMID WITH AFTERNOON SHOWERS

Our Tuesday morning starts warm and muggy with just a few clouds. Through the day, we'll see cloud cover increasing ahead of a cold front. That front will also bring a chance for showers and even a couple of thunderstorms. We could get a couple of showers to pop up by midday with more of them during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures today will still be able to warm into the mid 80s. For tonight, we'll be just a bit cooler with lows in the low to mid 60s, which is actually right around the average for this time of year.

The cold front that brings the chance for rain today will get "stuck" near Southwest Florida for the rest of the week. Tomorrow we'll likely see mostly cloudy skies. Then for Thursday and Friday, a few scattered showers are expected each day due to the proximity of the old cold front from today.

As we look ahead to the Easter weekend, the weather does look drier. Sunshine should be increasing with highs in the mid 80s for any weekend activities you have planned. If you are going to a sunrise Easter service, temperatures will be in the mid and upper 60s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-NAVI


CHECKING THE ROADS RIGHT NOW--

ALL CLEAR, COLLIER CO ENFORCEMENT

THAT'S YOUR NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT. Return to index of stories...


WHAT'S COMING UP AT 6-CLIPTOPS


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1) TAX DEADLINE-VOTOPS


WE HAVE A PACKED SHOW COMING UP INCLUDING TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT TAX DAY!

FROM PAYING PENALTIES TO YOUR CHANCE OF GETTING AN AUDIT. WE'RE LIVE AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR. Return to index of stories...


2) LAKE O BIG PICTURE-VOTOPS


PLUS, WE ARE ASKING THE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT LAKE OKEECHOBEE WATER RELEASES.

WE ARE LIVE WITH THE BIG PICTURE -- AND WHY SOME SAY OUR LAWMAKERS ARE WASTING YOUR MONEY. Return to index of stories...


3) DOGS AT RESTAURANTS-VOTOPS


AND TAKING YOUR POOCH OUT TO EAT.

THE RULES COULD SOON CHANGE AT RESTAURANTS IN LEE COUNTY.

WE'RE TRACKING THE NEXT STEP IN THIS ONGOING ISSUE. Return to index of stories...


FLAVA FLAV GUILTY PLEA-trxOC VO


RAPPER-TURNED-REALITY-STAR FLAVOR FLAV PLEADED GUILTY MONDAY TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES IN LAS VEGAS.

A PLEA DEAL ALLOWS THE FORMER RAPPER TO AVOID A TRIAL AND ANY PRISON TIME.

FLAV -- WHO'S REAL NAME IS WILLIAM JONATHAN DRAYTON JR. -- MUST SERVE A YEAR OF PROBATION AND ATTEND 12 DOMESTIC COUNSELING SESSIONS WITH HIS LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND'S TEENAGE SON. Return to index of stories...


SAVHANNA RUNAWAY CARRIAGE-VOTOPS


IN SAVANNAH GEORGIA, A CARRIAGE DRIVER WAS INJURED AFTER A STARTLED HORSE TOOK HER AND FIVE PASSENGERS ON A WILD RIDE THROUGH DOWNTOWN.

THE PASSENGERS, INCLUDING THREE CHILDREN, HAD TO JUMP FROM THE CARRIAGE. Return to index of stories...


SAVHANNA RUNAWAY CARRIAGE-SOT VO


"I think time just froze for a second."

"I guess I stood there with the mouths open like everybody else, just saying this is surreal."

SEVERAL CARS WERE DAMAGED AS THE HORSE MADE A MAD-DASH.

IT WENT ON FOR ABOUT THREE BLOCKS.

THE HORSE FINALLY CAME TO A QUIET STOP IN AN ALLEY, BUT NOT BEFORE GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION. Return to index of stories...


SAVHANNA RUNAWAY CARRIAGE-SOT VO


"We saw the carriage and the horse hit this car, and then the horse flipped back over and the lady driving flipped out on the street, the horse almost ran her over."

THE CARRIAGE DRIVER WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES.

THE FIVE PASSENGERS ONLY SUFFERED SCRAPES AND BRUISES. Return to index of stories...


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