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HEADLINE OPEN OFF THE GRID FOLO-trx VO-WIPE
HL1) MONTEZ APPEARANCE-REMLIVE TEASE THREE-2SHOT
HL2) AUTO PAR ROBBER-REMLIVE TZ3A) ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-VOTOPS
HL3) HOME INVASION-VOTOPS TZ3B) 500 SODA MISTAKE-VOTOPS
NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
FIRST WEATHER-2 SHOT WX CENTER TS1) MONTEZ IN COURT-TRIP ANIBOX
FIRST WEATHER-WX TS2) ADVANCED AUTO PART-TRIP ANIBOX
ERIC MONTEZ FIRST APPEARANCE-TRX PLASMA SS PLASMA TS3) HOME INVASIONS-TRIP ANIBOX
ERIC MONTEZ FIRST APPEARANCE-REMLIVE ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-PLASMA VO
ERIC MONTEZ FIRST APPEARANCE-SS-VO ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-SOT OC
ERIC MONTEZ FIRST APPEARANCE-REMLIVE CAPE CARS BROKEN INTO-TRX OC VO
ADVANCED AUTO PARTS ROBBERY-2 SHOT DBX CAPE CARS BROKEN INTO-SOTVO
ADVANCED AUTO PARTS ROBBERY-REMLIVE TWIN BOYS TAKE ON CAR JACKER-INTRO
ADVANCED AUTO PARTS ROBBERY-VO TWIN BOYS TAKE ON CAR JACKER-PKG
ADVANCED AUTO PARTS ROBBERY-SOTVO SCHOOL TESTING ISSUES-VOWIPE
ADVANCED AUTO PARTS ROBBERY-REMLIVE SCHOOL TESTING ISSUES-SOTVO
HOME INVASIONS-TRX MAP VO VIDEO GAME MURDER-TRX OC VO
EARLY VOTING ENDS-OC BNR KICKED OUT FOR HIV-TC MON INTRO
FERRY SCHOOL SUICIDE-ANIBOX KICKED OUT FOR HIV-PKG
KOREA SHIP-INTRO 90 YEAR OLD LADY SEWER BILLS-TRX OC VO
KOREA SHIP-PKG 90 YEAR OLD LADY SEWER BILLS-SOTVO
DISTRACTED DRIVING-INTRO 500 DOLLAR SODA MISTAKE-TRX SOTVO
DISTRACTED DRIVING-REMLIVE 500 DOLLAR SODA MISTAKE-SOTVO
KANSAS SNIPER ARREST-TRX-OC-VO TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TZ4A) FOOTBALL YOGA-VOWIPE
TZ1A) GOLEN GATE FIRE-VOTOPS-TRX TZ4B) AKWARD PHOTOS-VOTOPS
TZ1B) EDISON FORD SECURITY-VOTOPS WEATHER TEASE-STC
WEATHER-STC AKWARD FAMILY PHOTOS-TC MON
MICHEAL JACKSON PEPSI ANNY-TRXSOTVO AKWARD FAMILY PHOTOS-PKG
MEXICO EARTHQUAKE WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP WEATHER-WX WALL
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL CCI DEATH UPDATE-OTS-VO
GOLDEN GATE FIRE-TC MON VO HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL YOGA-TRX OC VO
GOLDEN GATE FIRE-SOTVO OC HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL YOGA-SOTVO
EDISON FORDS ESTATES SECURITY-PLASMA CHELSEA CLINTON PREGNANT-OTS-SOTVO
EDISON FORDS ESTATES SECURITY-SOT OC TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
LEE CO. FED LAWSUIT-OTS TZ5A) PAY IT FOWARD-VO
USPS DELIVERY DISPUTE-trxOC, (2) SS HEALTH MATTERS-BUBBA
RED SOX STORE CLOSING-OC, VO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
FINDING A RESTROOM-OC VO BEAU BIDEN FOR GOV-OC VO
TEASE TWO-VO-TOPS NEW PEEPS FLAVOR-TRXVOTOPS
TZ2A) MONO-VOWIPE PAY IT FOWARD-TRXVOTOPS
TZ 2B) OFF THE GRID-VOTOPS PAY IT FOWARD-SOTVO
STUDENT DIES AFTER MONO-TRXSOTVO NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT
STUDENT DIES AFTER MONO-SOTVO NOON TZA) COURTROOM OUTBURST-NATS VO
FL SINKHOLE-VO NOON TZB) POOL DANGERS-VO
CREEPY BURGULAR ARREST-TRXVO CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


HEADLINE OPEN


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HL1) MONTEZ APPEARANCE-REMLIVE


A LEE COUNTY DRIVER ACCUSED OF PUNCHING A JOGGER IN THE HEAD THEN RUNNING OVER TWO WITNESS' GOES BEFORE A JUDGE FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY. I'LL TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED INSIDE THE COURTROOM STRAIGHT AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


HL2) AUTO PAR ROBBER-REMLIVE


AN ARMED ROBBER IS ON THE RUN IN LEE COUNTY.

I'M NBC2 CA LIVE AT THE WITH THE DETAILS ON THE VIOLENT ROBBERY Return to index of stories...


HL3) HOME INVASION-VOTOPS


AND A CRIME ALERT THIS MORNING.

AN ATTEMPTED HOME INVASION HAS ONE NEIGHBORHOOD ON EDGE.

STRAIGHT AHEAD WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE IT HAPPENED AND WHO MAY HAVE BEEN THE TARGETS.

NBC 2 NEWS AT 11 STARTS RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:00am OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-2 SHOT WX CENTER


GOOD MORNING IM STACEY DEFFENBAUGH.

ANOTHER ROUND OF STORMS ON THE WAY.

SO GRAB THE UMBERELLA IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE OUT AND ABOUT IN THE DAY AHEAD.

WE HAND IT OVER TO METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING.

HE'S HERE TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR DAY. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX


After what ended up being a pretty stormy Thursday afternoon, we'll see the potential for more unsettled weather today as a cool front heads our way from the Gulf of Mexico.

The showers and storms probably won't arrive until this evening and tonight, so most of our Friday should actually be dry.

One change we'll notice through the day is more cloud cover streaming in ahead of the front, which will make for a pretty cloudy day across Southwest Florida.

Despite the extra clouds, it'll still be quite warm today with temperatures peaking in the mid 80s this afternoon.

A strengthening southerly wind will also keep the air feeling quite humid and tropical; winds will stay between 10-15 mph through the day with some higher gusts above 20 mph.

The main window for rain will be from sunset tonight through the early morning hours on Saturday, and depending on how well the storms can hold together before arriving in Southwest Florida, a few of the storms could be strong with highs winds and heavy rain.

After the rain pushes out Saturday morning, we're in store for improving weather for Easter weekend! Expect a slight cool down along with a nice dip in humidity with highs only in the low to mid 80s.

Sunday will end up being the sunnier day since clouds will probably linger a while through our Saturday.

If you're planning to attend an Easter Sunrise Service, you might actually end up needing a light jacket as temperatures drop close to the upper 50s by early Sunday morning.

As we head into the next week, our weather stay quiet, warm and sunny with highs returning to the mid to upper 80s. Return to index of stories...


ERIC MONTEZ FIRST APPEARANCE-TRX PLASMA SS PLASMA


BREAKING RIGHT NOW AT 11---

THE LEE COUNTY MAN WHO DEPUTIES SAY RAN OVER TWO WOMEN AND PUNCHED A JOGGER JUST WENT BEFORE A JUDGE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

POLICE ARRESTED ERIC MONTEZ AT KINGSTON drive AND PALM BEACH BLVD AFTER A THREE MINUTE VIOLENT RAMPAGE.

HE'S FACING ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE AND BATTERY CHARGES.

N-B-C'S SAM SWEENEY SAT IN ON TODAY'S ACTION IN COURT.

HE'S LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS TO EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED.

SAM? Return to index of stories...


ERIC MONTEZ FIRST APPEARANCE-REMLIVE


CHAD,STACEY

ERIC MONTEZ TRIED TO SPEAK DURING HIS FIRST APPEARANCE WHICH IS TYPICALLY FROWNED UPON.

AS THE JUDGE READ HIS CHARGES HE SCREAMED OUT THAT THE TWO WOMEN HE'S ACCUSED OF RUNNING OVER WERE THREATENING HIM.

THE PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE QUICKLY TOLD HIM TO STOP TALKING. Return to index of stories...


ERIC MONTEZ FIRST APPEARANCE-SS-VO


MONTEZ NOW FACES TWO COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED SECOND DEGREE MURDER AND ONE COUNT OF BATTERY.

THIS ALL STEMS FROM YESTERDAYS VIOLENT ATTACK

DEPUTIES SAY A JOGGER WAS RUNNING YESTERDAY NEAR PALM BEACH BLVD AND KINGSTON--- THE JOGGER TAPED MONTEZS CAR WHEN IT CAME TOO CLOSE. THATS WHEN DEPUTIES SAY MONTEZ GOT OUT OF HIS CAR--- AND PUNCHED THE JOGGER.

BUT HE DIDN'T STOP THERE--- TWO WITNESS SCREAMED FOR HIM TO STOP--- REPORTS SAY HE THEN GOT IN HIS CAR AND RAN THE TWO WITNESS OVER. BOTH OF THEM ARE NOW IN LEE MEMORIAL. ONE IN STABLE AND THE OTHER IN CRITICAL CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


ERIC MONTEZ FIRST APPEARANCE-REMLIVE


RIGHT NOW MONTEZ WILL REMAIN LOCKED UP IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL. HIS BOND SET AT ABOUT 252 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

LIVE AT THE LEE COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


ADVANCED AUTO PARTS ROBBERY-2 SHOT DBX


DEVELOPING AT 11--

NEW DETAILS ABOUT A VIOLENT ARMED ROBBERY IN LEHIGH ACRES.

DEPUTIES SAY A ROBBER PISTOL WHIPPED THREE PEOPLE INSIDE A POPULAR AUTO STORE LAST NIGHT AROUND 9 OCLOCK.

THIS MORNING THE ROBBER IS STILL ON THE RUN.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY ALL MORNING.

SHE IS LIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES. Return to index of stories...


ADVANCED AUTO PARTS ROBBERY-REMLIVE


THE STORE OPENED BACK UP AROUND 7:30 THIS MORNING--

AND THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF CUSTOMERS IN AND OUT.

A MUCH DIFFERENT SCENE FROM LAST NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


ADVANCED AUTO PARTS ROBBERY-VO


THIS ALL HAPPENED RIGHT AROUND CLOSING TIME LAST NIGHT.

DEPUTIES SAY THE MAN WALKED INTO THE STORE WITH A HANDGUN--

HE TOOK CASH FROM INSIDE THE STORE-

THEN PISTOL WHIPPED THREE PEOPLE THAT WERE INSIDE.

THE ROBBER GOT INTO A VEHICLE AND DROVE AWAY.

I TALKED WITH ONE MAN WHO TELLS ME HE WAS AT THE STORE AN HOUR BEFORE IT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


ADVANCED AUTO PARTS ROBBERY-SOTVO


Henry Allen/ Customer

08:37-08:45

It stunned me because nothing like that ever happens. Not here. These are decent people here.

THIS MORNING WE ARE ALSO LEARNING

ONE OF THE THREE VICTIMS IS ONE OF OUR OWN EMPLOYEES AT WATERMAN BROADCASTING.

THANKFULLY HE IS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AND DOING O-K THIS MORNING.

THE OTHER TWO VICTIMS WERE ALSO TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

WE ARE WORKING TO GET THEIR NAMES AND CONDITIONS. Return to index of stories...


ADVANCED AUTO PARTS ROBBERY-REMLIVE


COUNT ON US TO UPDATE YOU WITH THAT INFORMATION ONCE WE GET IT.

LIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES, CA NBC2. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASIONS-TRX MAP VO


DEPUTIES HAVE THEIR HANDS FULL THIS MORNING.

THEY ARE ARE SEARCHING FOR THREE MEN WHO TRIED TO ROB TWO HOUSES AND A PERSON WALKING ON THE STREET.

IT HAPPENED THURSDAY NIGHT ON BROADWAY AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF WILLIAMS DRIVE AND PINEVIEW ROAD.

DEPUTIES BELIEVE THE SUSPECTS ARE ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

WE'VE LEARNED FROM NEIGHBORS, SENIOR CITIZENS LIVE IN AT LEAST ONE OF THE HOMES. Return to index of stories...


EARLY VOTING ENDS-OC BNR


LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK ---

THE DISTRICT 19 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY IS TUESDAY!

AND NBC-2 IS YOUR THE SPECIAL ELECTION HEADQUARTERS.

COUNT ON US TO PASS ALONG UP TO THE MINUTE RESULTS ON AIR AND ONLINE AT NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

AND DON'T FORGET TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY FOR EARLY VOTING

WE POSTED ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT POLLING SITES AND TIMES ON OUR WEBSITE.

GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


FERRY SCHOOL SUICIDE-ANIBOX


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE SOUTH KOREAN FERRY THAT SANK WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ON BOARD.

THE VICE PRINCIPAL OF SCHOOL HAS COMMITTED SUICIDE.

POLICE FOUND HIM HANGING OUTSIDE A GYM HOUSING SURVIVORS.

HE WAS ON BOARD THE FERRY FIELD TRIP AND SURVIVED THE TRAGEDY. Return to index of stories...


KOREA SHIP-INTRO


WE ARE ALSO LEARNING THE *CAPTAIN OF THE FERRY WAS ONE OF AT LEAST 179 PEOPLE RESCUED WHEN THE SHIP STARTED TO SINK.

271 PEOPLE ARE STILL MISSING.

THE DEATH TOLL HAS RISEN TO TWENTY-EIGHT.

TODAY DIVERS ARE SEARCH THE INSIDE OF THE SHIP FOR SURVIVORS.

ANDREW SPENCER EXPLAINS THE DAUNTING TASK. Return to index of stories...


KOREA SHIP-PKG


MORE THAN 48 HOURS AFTER THE FERRY STARTED TO LIST, THE LAST OF THE CAPSIZED SHIP SANK INTO THE YELLOW SEA.

CAPTAIN LEE JOON SUK, HIDING HIS FACE, APOLOGIZED ON THURSDAY.

"I'M SORRY," HE SAID. "I'M AT A LOSS FOR WORDS."

.BUT OFFICIALS NOW SAY HE WASN'T EVEN IN THE STEERING ROOM WHEN THE SHIP STARTED TO LIST; HIS THIRD MATE WAS IN CONTROL.

VIDEO FROM THE SHIP BEFORE IT CAPSIZED IS A BIT DISORIENTING. IT'S HARD TO TELL EXACTLY WHICH WAY IS UP.UNTIL YOU SEE THIS RESCUE HELICOPTER HOVERING OVER THE FERRY.

THIS VIDEO GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT DIVERS WILL BE DEALING WITH -- EXCEPT THE LIGHTS WILL BE OFF AND THERE'S NO TELLING WHICH COMPARTMENTS WILL BE FILLED WITH WATER AND WHICH, IF ANY STILL, ARE FILLED WITH AIR.

ON THE COAST OF JINDO, PEOPLE WAIT FOR SIGNS OF MORE RESCUES. MANY OF THESE PEOPLE ARE PARENTS; THEIR CHILDREN ARE AMONG MORE THAN 300 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO WERE ON THEIR WAY TO FOUR-DAY TRIP TO JEJU ISLAND.

ONE MOTHER, SHOUTS OVER THE WATER. HER DAUGHTER DIDN'T EVEN WANT TO GO ON THE TRIP, BUT SHE TALKED HER INTO IT.

".so, I tell her I think this trip will be very great experience for you."

NOW, FULL OF GUILT, SHE WAITS IN THE RAIN FOR A SIGN OF HER DAUGHTER.

HOPES DIM EVEN FURTHER AS THE FERRY BECOMES COMPLETELY SUBMERGED; POTENTIAL RESCUE, EVEN MORE DIFFICULT; AND THE DEATH TOLL, EVEN HIGHER.

I'M ANDREW SPENCER, REPORTING Return to index of stories...


DISTRACTED DRIVING-INTRO


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

CAPE CORAL'S FINEST ARE ON THE ROAD CRACKING DOWN ON DISTRACTED DRIVERS.

THE AGENCY SAYS IT'S BECOME A BIT OF PROBLEM ON CAPE ROADWAYS SO TODAY OFFICERS ARE OUT IN FULL FORCE TO TACKLE THE PROBLEM.

OUR NBC2 GEORGE SOLIS IS ALONG FOR THE RIDE TODAY

GEORGE WHAT ARE YOU SEEING? Return to index of stories...


DISTRACTED DRIVING-REMLIVE


TAKE GEORGE:

IT'S BEEN A BUSY MORNING. POLICE HAVE BEEN PULLING OVER DRIVERS FOR A

SERIES OF TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS.

THE FOCUS TODAY- DISTRACTED DRIVERS.

THAT MEANS- PEOPLE TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

-PLAYING WITH THEIR RADIOS

-PUTTING ON MAKEUP

- EATING BREAKFAST ON THE WAY TO WORK

ANYTHING THAT KEEPS YOUR ATTENTION OFF THE ROAD.

FOR THOSE THAT DON'T KNOW- THERE IS A BAN ON TEXTING AND DRIVING IN FLORIDA.

HOWEVER, ITS A SECONDARY OFFENSE

MEANING AN OFFICER WOULD NEED TO PULL YOU OVER FOR SOMETHING LIKE

SPEEDING OR NOT WEARING A SEATBELT BEFORE THEY COULD CITE YOU FOR THE

TEXTING.

HOWEVER, THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT CAN'T BE ENFORCED IF AN OFFICER FINDS

THAT YOU WEREN'T PAYING TO THE ROAD-.

AND IF THAT'S THE CASE THAT MEANS CARELESS DRIVING.

SO FAR THIS MORNING WE HAVE PULLED A DRIVER OVER FOR DISTRACTED DRIVING-

THE ADMITTED TO LOOKING DOWN AT THEIR PHONE TO CHECK EMAIL WHILE DRIVING.

WHILE THAT'S NOT ENOUGH TO TICKET SOMEONE- THE FACT THAT THEY WERENT'

WEARING A SEATBELT WAS.

CAPE POLICE WILL BE IN FULL FORCE ALL AFTERNOON.

IN CC GS NBC2 Return to index of stories...


KANSAS SNIPER ARREST-TRX-OC-VO


A BIG NATIONAL HEADLINE.

KANSAS CITY POLICE HAVE A SUSPECTED SNIPER IN CUSTODY.

POLICE SAY THEY WILL RELEASE MORE INFORMATION LATER TODAY.

THEY HAVE NOT IDENTIFIED THE SUSPECT OR OFFICIALLY CHARGED HIM.

BUT A VEHICLE WITH ILLINOIS LICENSE PLATES WAS HAULED AWAY ON A FLATBED TRUCK.

AT LEAST 12 HIGHWAY SHOOTINGS MAY BE LINKED TO THE SAME GUNMAN WHO HAS TERRORIZED MOTORISTS SINCE EARLY MARCH.

THREE PEOPLE WERE HURT IN THE SHOOTING SPREE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


FLAMES SPARK AT A COLLIER COUNTY HOME.

THE FAMILY ONLY HAD SECONDS TO GET OUT BEFORE WALLS COLLAPSED.

HEAR HOW THEY ESCAPED.

AND WHAT STARTED THE FIRE.

PLUS--

NEIGHBORS IN FORT MYERS ARE PUSHING TO BEEF UP SECURITY AFTER A SHOOTING GAVE THEM QUITE A SCARE.

WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO INSTALL TO MAKE SURE NOTHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) GOLEN GATE FIRE-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1B) EDISON FORD SECURITY-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


MICHEAL JACKSON PEPSI ANNY-TRXSOTVO


11 seconds: your the first.generation

THAT WAS MICHAEL JACKSON'S MOST POPULAR PEPSI AD.

BUT ON THIS DAY 30 YEARS AGO, THE KING OF POP UNDERWENT SURGERY TO REPAIR DAMAGE DONE AFTER HIS HAIR CAUGHT FIRE DURING THE FILMING OF THIS COMMERCIAL.

JACKSON SUFFERED SECOND-DEGREE BURNS TO HIS SCALP.

HE DONATED THE SETTLEMENT HE RECEIVED FROM PEPSI TO THE HOSPITAL THAT TREATED HIM.

THEY ESTABLISHED A MICHAEL JACKSON BURN CENTER.

SADLY, THE FACILITY CLOSED A FEW YEARS LATER. Return to index of stories...


MEXICO EARTHQUAKE


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW.

A SEEMINGLY STRONG 7.5 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IS SHAKING MEXICO'S CAPITAL.

THERE IS NO IMMEDIATE WORD OF DAMAGE OR CASUALTIES AND SEISMOLOGISTS HAVE NOT YET ISSUED A CALCULATION OF ITS POWER OR EPICENTER. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


!!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!!!

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 what ended up being a pretty stormy Thursday afternoon, we'll see the potential for more unsettled weather today as a cool front heads our way from the Gulf of Mexico.

The showers and storms probably won't arrive until this evening and tonight, so most of our Friday should actually be dry.

One change we'll notice through the day is more cloud cover streaming in ahead of the front, which will make for a pretty cloudy day across Southwest Florida.

Despite the extra clouds, it'll still be quite warm today with temperatures peaking in the mid 80s this afternoon.

A strengthening southerly wind will also keep the air feeling quite humid and tropical; winds will stay between 10-15 mph through the day with some higher gusts above 20 mph.

The main window for rain will be from sunset tonight through the early morning hours on Saturday, and depending on how well the storms can hold together before arriving in Southwest Florida, a few of the storms could be strong with highs winds and heavy rain.

After the rain pushes out Saturday morning, we're in store for improving weather for Easter weekend! Expect a slight cool down along with a nice dip in humidity with highs only in the low to mid 80s.

Sunday will end up being the sunnier day since clouds will probably linger a while through our Saturday.

If you're planning to attend an Easter Sunrise Service, you might actually end up needing a light jacket as temperatures drop close to the upper 50s by early Sunday morning.

As we head into the next week, our weather stay quiet, warm and sunny with highs returning to the mid to upper 80s. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE FIRE-TC MON VO


A GOLDEN GATE ESTATES FAMILY IS WITHOUT A HOME THIS MORNING AFTER A FIRE RIPS THROUGH THEIR GARAGE.

FIRE OFFICIALS THINK IT WAS A LIGHTENING STRIKE THAT STARTED THE BLAZE.

TAKE A LOOK, THE DAMAGE IS EXTENSIVE. THE ROOF COLLAPSED, AND THE WALLS ARE CHARRED.

A FATHER, GRANDMOTHER AND TWO SMALL CHILDREN WERE INSIDE THE HOME WHEN THE FIRE STARTED.

THE GRANDMOTHER SAID SHE HEARD A LOUD BOOM-

SHE SAYS SHE GRABBED THE KIDS TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE-- BUT THEY WERE TRAPPED BY THE FLAMES AND HAD TO RUN OUT THE BACK. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE FIRE-SOTVO OC


i went to open the garage and whenever i open it -- all the flames go

rushing over me.

"and what did you think."

nothing! run! to get the kids and the dogs out.

EVERYONE MADE IT OUT OK. TWO FIREFIGHTERS WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR HEAT EXHAUSTION.

FIRE OFFICIALS TELL US THERE IS SEVERE SMOKE DAMAGE THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE.

THIS MORNING WE FOUND OUT THE RED CROSS IS HELPING THEM FIND A PLACE TO STAY. Return to index of stories...


EDISON FORDS ESTATES SECURITY-PLASMA


PEOPLE LIVING IN A HISTORIC FORT MYERS NEIGHBORHOOD ARE WORKING TO GET MORE EYES ON THE STREETS AFTER A BODY IS FOUND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD.

THIS COMES AFTER TONY SEAY WAS FOUND SHOT AND KILLED ON MONTEVISTA STREET LAST NIGHT RIGHT NEAR FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL.

NBC-2 DISCOVERED THE EDISON PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION WILL VOTE TO ADD MORE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS.

HOMEOWNERS SAY THIS ONE CRIME IS MORE THAN ENOUGH REASON TO ACT QUICKLY. Return to index of stories...


EDISON FORDS ESTATES SECURITY-SOT OC


Kim Gaide/ Edison Park Neighborhood Watch

13:10:45-13:10:48

"Not here in our subdivision. That was the first thing I thought of."

13:08:44-13:08:50

"We have been talking about adding more video cameras to the ones that

we already have."

NEIGHBORS SAY THEY HEARD FOUR OR FIVE SHOTS --

POLICE SAY IT'S AN ISOLATED INCIDENT.

SO FAR NO ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO. FED LAWSUIT-OTS


A FORMER LEE COUNTY EMPLOYEE IS SUTING HIS FORMER BOSS.

FORMER DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYEE, MICHAEL CAMPBELL, FILED THE SUIT IN FEDERAL COURT.

HE CLAIMS HE WAS FIRED FOR TALKING TO THE MEDIA IN SEPTEMBER ABOUT WHAT HE CALLED-

GROSS MISMANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS AND AGE DISCRIMINATION."

HE SAYS HE WAS FIRED TWO WEEKS LATER IN RETALIATION.

HE'S SEEKING LOST PAY.

COUNT ON N-B-C-2 TO BRING YOU ANY DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


USPS DELIVERY DISPUTE-trxOC, (2) SS


A CAPE CORAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY WILL BE ALLOWED TO KEEP THEIR DOOR-TO-DOOR MAIL DELIVERY SERVICE.

WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT THIS STORY ON MONDAY.

THE DECISION COMES AFTER A DELIVERY PERSON COMPLAINED ABOUT LAWN CHAIRS AND GARDEN HOSES, BEING SAFETY HAZARDS AT A COMMUNITY ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD SOUTH.

THEY CLAIMED THE ITEMS MADE THE DELIVERY ROUTE TOO DANGEROUS.

THE LOCAL POSTMASTER HAS SINCE MET WITH THE PROPERTY MANAGER.

IF THE MAIL CARRIER COMES ACROSS ANY OTHER SAFETY ISSUES, A NOTE WILL BE PLACED IN THE MAILBOX AND THE ITEMS MUST BE CLEANED UP. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX STORE CLOSING-OC, VO


YOU ONLY HAVE ONE MORE WEEK TO SCOOP UP RED SOX CHAMPIONSHIP GEAR AT JET BLUE PARK.

THE STORE IS AT THEIR SPRING TRAINING FACILITY AT FENWAY SOUTH.

LAST FALL, FANS CLEANED OUT WORLD SERIES GEAR.

THE STORE WILL SHUT DOWN NEXT FRIDAY.

ALL GEAR IS 50 PERCENT OFF.

THE STORE WILL REOPEN IN JANUARY. Return to index of stories...


FINDING A RESTROOM-OC VO


WITH SPRING BREAK HERE, MANY OF US ARE HITTING THE ROAD, AND THAT MEANS DETERMINING WHERE TO STOP ALONG THE HIGHWAY WHEN NATURE CALLS.

MORE THAN THREE-THOUSAND ADULTS WERE ASKED THEIR NUMBER ONE REASON FOR STOPPING DURING LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL.

NOT SURPRISINGLY, 72 PERCENT SAID A RESTROOM BREAK WAS THE REASON WHY.

BUT, WHERE TO STOP IS OF BIG CONCERN TO TRAVELERS.

MOST PEOPLE SAID RESTROOM CLEANLINESS WAS KEY AND MORE THAN HALF OF ALL ADULTS RANKED SAFETY AND A WELL LIT AREA AS IMPORTANT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-VO-TOPS


IT'S KNOWN AS THE KISSING DISEASE.

THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES MONO IS COMMON.

SO HOW DID A COLLEGE STUDETN DIE FROM IT?

PLUS--OUT OF TIME AND NO WHERE TO BE FOUND.

THE LOCAL WOMAN LIVING OFF THE GRID MISSED THE DEADLINE TO LEAVE HER HOME.

NOW SEE WHAT FINES SHE FACES FOR BEING A NO SHOW IN COURT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) MONO-VOWIPE


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TZ 2B) OFF THE GRID-VOTOPS


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STUDENT DIES AFTER MONO-TRXSOTVO


"it could've come from anywhere. I mean it could've been anything"

HOW DID THIS TEXAS A&M SOPHOMORE GET MONO?

THAT QUESTION IS TAKING A BACKSEAT, TO AN EVEN BIGGER MYSTERY HOW DID SHE DIE.

CHRISTY CROW WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MONO-NUCLEOSIS AT A COLLEGE STATION CLINIC LAST WEEK.

THE 19 YEAR OLD'S CONDITION GOT WORSE FROM THERE.

SO HER MOTHER BROUGHT HER HOME AND CHECKED HER INTO A HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


STUDENT DIES AFTER MONO-SOTVO


"her glands were swollen, her eyelids were swollen to the point she couldn't open her eyes anymore. it looked like she had been through 9 rounds of mike Tyson"

CHRISTY'S TEMPERATURE MADE DRAMATIC DIPS AND SPIKES AND HER HEART STOPPED BEATING SEVERAL TIMES.

THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES MONO IS TRANSMITTED THROUGH SALIVA, WHICH IS WHY IT'S OFTEN CALLED THE 'KISSING DISEASE'. Return to index of stories...


FL SINKHOLE-VO


A SINKHOLE OPENS IN THE MIDDLE OF A FLORIDA NEIGHBORHOOD.

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO.

FIREFIGHTERS IN DUNEDIN RESPONDED WHEN THEY GOT A CALL ABOUT THE SINKHOLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD.

THE HOLE WENT DOWN TEN FEET DEEP AND SPANNED 10-FEET WIDE.

NO ONE FELL IN.

FIREFIGHTERS WERE BEING CAUTIOUS AS THEY REMOVED NEARBY CAR.

SINKHOLES ARE COMMON IN FLORIDA BECAUSE THE UNDERGROUND ROCK IS LIMESTONE.

THE HOLE IS NOW FILLED IN WITH DIRT. Return to index of stories...


CREEPY BURGULAR ARREST-TRXVO


WE HAVE AN UPDATE IN THE CASE OF A CREEPY BURGLAR.'

AUTHORITIES IN KATY, TEXAS TRACKED DOWN 18-YEAR-OLD CHRISTOPHER GOMEZ ON THURSDAY.

POLICE SAY GOMEZ IS THE BURGLAR SEEN IN HOME SECURITY VIDEO WALKING AROUND THE VICTIM'S HOME AND LURKING OVER A YOUNG CHILD ASLEEP IN A CRIB.

GOMEZ BECAME A SUSPECT IN THE BURGLARY THANKS TO TIPS TO CRIME STOPPERS SPAWNED BY PUBLIC INTEREST IN THE CASE.

GOMEZ COULD APPEAR IN COURT LATER TODAY ON BURGLARY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


OFF THE GRID FOLO-trx VO-WIPE


THE CAPE CORAL WOMAN LIVING OFF THE GRID HAS RUN OUT OF TIME.

THURSDAY WAS THE DEADLINE FOR ROBIN SPERONIS TO LEAVE HER HOME.

THE CITY ORDERED HER OUT -- AFTER SHE REFUSED TO HOOK UP TO POWER AND WATER.

SPERONIS WAS A NO-SHOW AT HER SCHEDULED CODE ENFORCEMENT HEARING.

SO, A SPECIAL MAGISTRATE ORDERED MORE FINES.

WE TRIED TO GET a hOLD OF SPERONIS FOR COMMENT --

BUT WE WERE UNABLE TO REACH HER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

FROM ONE FORM OF VIOLENCE TO ANOTHER.

WHY SOME PEOPLE ARE SAYING THIS STREET FIGHT IS THE REASON FOR A SHOOTING THAT LEFT A NEW MOM WOUNDED AND IN THE HOSPITAL.

PLUS--WHEN YOUR THIRST, TAKES A TURN FOR THE WORST.

A SOUTH CAROLINA MAN SAYS HE'S FACING A FEDERAL FINE AN 89 CENT SODA MACHINE MISTAKE. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) 500 SODA MISTAKE-VOTOPS


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) MONTEZ IN COURT-TRIP ANIBOX


WELCOME BACK.

HERE'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE TOP STORIES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED.

THE 28 YEAR OLD LEE COUNTY MAN WHO DEPUTIES SAY RAN OVER TWO WOMEN AND PUNCHED A JOGGER THURSDAY MORNNG, JUST SAW THE JUDGE FOR THE 1ST TIME.

ERIC MONTEZ WAS ARRESTED YESTERDAY AT KINGSTON AND PALM BEACH BLVD AFTER A 3 MINUTE VIOLENT RAMPAGE.

HE'S NOW CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE AND ONE COUNTY OF BATTERY. Return to index of stories...


TS2) ADVANCED AUTO PART-TRIP ANIBOX


RIGHT NOW A ROBBER IS ON THE RUN.

DEPUTIES SAY A MAN WALKED INTO AN ADVANCED AUTO PART STORE IN LEHIGHT ACRES WITH A HANDGUN--

HE TOOK CASH FROM INSIDE THE STORE-

THEN PISTOL WHIPPED THREE PEOPLE THAT WERE INSIDE.

THE ROBBER GOT INTO A VEHICLE AND DROVE AWAY. Return to index of stories...


TS3) HOME INVASIONS-TRIP ANIBOX


ONE NEIGHTBORHOOD IS ON HIGH ALERT RIGHT NOW.

DEPUTIES ARE SEARCHING FOR THREE MEN WHO TRIED TO ROB TWO HOUSES AND A PERSON IN FORT MYERS.

DEPUTIES BELIEVE THE SUSPECTS ARE ARMED AND DANGEROUS. Return to index of stories...


ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-PLASMA VO


NBC 2 DISCOVERED THAT INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW USING THIS SHOCKING VIDEO TO SOLVE A TEEN'S SHOOTING.

IT'S FROM ZANA DRIVE, CAPTURING SCREAMING AND FIGHTING-

YOU CAN SEE A TEENAGE BOY PASSES OFF A BABY-- THEN HOLD UP A GUN.

A FEW MOMENTS LATER- A WARNING SHOT IS FIRED.

ONE NIGHT LATER 19-YEAR-OLD SHANQUASIA HARRIS WAS SHOT IN THE SIDE.

SHE WAS ONE OF THE TEENS FIGHTING.

FAMILY FRIENDS THEY THINK THE SHOOTING WAS REVENGE FOR THE FIGHT. Return to index of stories...


ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-SOT OC


no name

no face

14:10 revenge because the girl that got beat up got beat up real bad 14:14 it was horrible

HER FAMILY SAYS SHE IS GOING TO BE OKAY.

FORT MYERS POLICE HAVE THE VIDEO AND A PERSON OF INTEREST. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CARS BROKEN INTO-TRX OC VO


RIGHT NOW WE HAVE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF TWO PEOPLE SEEN GOING CAR TO CAR IN CAPE CORAL.

TAKE A LOOK.

POLICE SAY THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THESE CROOKS HAVE BEEN CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY MAY BE CONNECTED TO DOZENS OF BURGLARIES IN THE CITY.

NEIGHBORS ARE PRETTY SHAKEN UP, AND SAY THEY FEEL THEIR SENSE OF SECURITY IS GONE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CARS BROKEN INTO-SOTVO


57:05-57:10 "To think there are teenagers or people breaking into people's vehicles, its a little shocking."

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL CAPE POLICE OR CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


TWIN BOYS TAKE ON CAR JACKER-INTRO


A PAINFUL LESSON WITH A VERY LUCKY OUTCOME FOR A FAMILY IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.

THE PARENTS WATCHED AS A CAR THIEF DROVE OFF WITH NOT ONLY THEIR CAR -- BUT THEIR THREE CHILDREN INSIDE!

AS CHARLES GONZALEZ REPORTS, THE FAMILY REUNION CAME QUICKLY, THANKS TO THE ACTIONS OF TWO OF THE BOYS IN THE CAR. Return to index of stories...


TWIN BOYS TAKE ON CAR JACKER-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

LUCIA LOZADA SAT DISTRAUGHT LATE THIS AFTERNOON. EMOTIONALLY DRAINED. THINKING ABOUT A SHORT WALK SHE'LL NEVER FORGET.

"She realized that she had forgotten the baby bottle, walked back in the house. When she came back out the car was gone."

LOZADA HAD PLANNED TO GO TO CHURCH BUT INSTEAD SPENT PART OF THE EVENING NEARLY INCONSOLABLE WAITING FOR ANY BIT OF GOOD NEWS AFTER SEEING HER THREE CHILDREN LITERALLY STOLEN FROM HER.

"I saw him walking and I smiled at him because I know him from around here because he's always walking up and down the street and he looked at me and just ran and got in the car and left."

"When I couldn't see the car anymore I started shaking, what am I doing, what am I doing, what is he going to do to my kids?"

AND FINALLY, THE REUNION THEY'D HOPED FOR. MCMANUS SAYS THE THIEF DROPPED THE BOYS OFF IN A NEIGHBORHOOD NEARLY 10 MILES AWAY AND THEY WERE WHISKED BACK HOME BY E-M-S. THE BOYS PLAYED A BIG ROLE FOR THEIR FREEDOM.

"We shouted that we wanted our mommy and daddy."

"I was hitting him with a snake. They got a snake yesterday at the store. I didn't want to buy it for them but I guess God knew that he was going to use it today."

"They just knew that that guy wasn't supposed to be in the car and they were beating on him."

AND THEIR MOTHER LEARNED A PAINFUL AND DIFFICULT LESSON ABOUT LEAVING KIDS IN A CAR.

"Sometimes things in our lives have to happen in order for us to realize what we have and not to take things for granted."

--SUGGESTED TAG--

LUCIA SAID SHE FORGIVES THE MAN WHO TOOK THE CAR, BUT POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR HIM. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL TESTING ISSUES-VOWIPE


THERE'S A CALL FOR CHANGE IN FLORIDA'S PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.

TEACHERS, PARENTS, AND SCHOOL LEADERS WANT THE HIGH STAKE TESTING TO STOP.

THE STATE USES STANDARDIZED TESTING TO MEASURE STUDENT GAINS, AND EVALUATE TEACHERS, SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS.

SOME SAY THERE IS TOO MUCH PRESSURE, AND TOO MUCH DEPENDS ON THE FCAT SCORES. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL TESTING ISSUES-SOTVO


Mary Nelson, Parent

5:40 it's frightening bc I think there is so much emphasis put on this test. And there's not enough emphasis there seems to be on regular grades 5:50

NEXT SCHOOL YEAR THE STATE WILL GIVE A NEW TEST.

THE GROUP HOPES IT'S LESS STRESSFUL AND IDENTIFIES *WHERE STUDENTS NEED HELP. Return to index of stories...


VIDEO GAME MURDER-TRX OC VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING.

POLICE IN CITRUS COUNTY FLORIDA HAVE ARRESTED A MAN THEY SAY KILLED HIS ONE-YEAR-OLD SON SO HE COULD KEEP PLAYING VIDEO GAMES.

AUTHORITIES ARRESTED 24-YEAR-OLD EUGENE WYGANT ON CHARGES OF 3RD DEGREE MURDER AND WILLFUL CHILD NEGLECT.

ACCORDING TO POLICE, HE CONFESSED TO SUFFOCATING HIS ONE YEAR-OLD SON TO STOP THE INFANT FROM CRYING.

HE THEN, ACCORDING TO POLICE, PUT THE CHILD IN A PLAYPEN, WHERE THE LITTLE BOY REMAINED FOR FIVE MORE HOURS AS THE SUSPECT PLAYED VIDEO GAMES AND WATCHED T-V.

POLICE SAY WHEN THE FATHER CHECKED ON THE BOY, THE TODDLER WAS BLUE, NOT BREATHING AND UNRESPONSIVE.

HE IS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR IN COURT LATER TODAY. Return to index of stories...


KICKED OUT FOR HIV-TC MON INTRO


IT WAS JUST ANOTHER BASKETBALL GAME IN A REC LEAGUE NEAR ORLANDO -- UNTIL ONE OF THE PLAYERS GETS KICKED OUT.

A CITY EMPLOYEE PULLED A 21-YEAR-OLD ASIDE AND TOLD HIM TO LEAVE.

ALL BECAUSE HE FOUND OUT THE PLAYER IS H-I-V POSITIVE.

ERICK VON ANCKEN HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


KICKED OUT FOR HIV-PKG


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90 YEAR OLD LADY SEWER BILLS-TRX OC VO


FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS --

A 90 YEAR OLD CAPE CORAL WOMAN HAS BEEN PAYING THE CITY FOR A SERVICE SHE NEVER USED.

VERONA TRIBULAS FOUND OUT HER SEWER LINE WAS NEVER HOOKED UP.

SHE RECENTLY FOUND OUT WHEN A PLUMBER CAME TO FIX HER SEPTIC TANK.

CITY OFFICIALS ARE SORTING THROUGH RECORDS TO SEE WHY OTHER HOUSES WERE HOOKED UP AND HERS WAS NOT. Return to index of stories...


90 YEAR OLD LADY SEWER BILLS-SOTVO


I imagine by paying for sewer for all these years that I haven't had

service that I'm in hopes that the city will take care of the sewer."

THE CITY SAYS THERE'S A PROBLEM WITH HOOKING HER UP TO SEWER NOW.

THERE'S A NEST FOR BURROWING OWL WHERE THE PIPES NEED TO BE INSTALLED.

IT'S A CRIME TO DISTURB THE NESTS SO CREWS ARE TRYING TO FIND ANOTHER WAY. Return to index of stories...


500 DOLLAR SODA MISTAKE-TRX SOTVO


"Every time I look at the ticket, it's unbelievable to me. I can't fathom the fact that I made an $.89 mistake that cost me 525 dollars."

CHRISTOPHER LEWIS IS OUT OF A JOB.AFTER WHAT HE SAYS WAS A SIMPLE MISTAKE ESCALATED.

ACCORDING TO A HOSPITAL SPOKESPERSON, SIGNS ARE POSTED IN THE CAFETERIA INFORMING PATRONS THAT REFILLS AREN'T FREE.

LEWIS SAYS HE NEVER NOTICED THE SIGNS AND ADMITS HE HAD REFILLED HIS DRINK WITHOUT PAYING ON OTHER OCCASIONS.

HE SAYS, AFTER HE RE-FILLED HIS CUP, A MAN WHO IDENTIFIED HIMSELF AS THE CHIEF OF POLICE, STOPPED HIM. Return to index of stories...


500 DOLLAR SODA MISTAKE-SOTVO


"As I was filling my cup up, I turned to walk off and a fella grabbed me by the arm and asked me was I going to pay for that, and I told him I wasn't aware that I had to pay for that."

LEWIS SAYS HE TRIED TO PAY THE 89-CENTS RIGHT THERE, BUT WASN'T ALLOWED TO.

HE SAYS HE WASN'T GIVEN THE CHANCE TO PAY THE CASHIER EITHER.

HE SAYS HE WAS TAKEN TO A ROOM, GIVEN THE 525-DOLLAR TICKET FOR SHOPLIFTING, AND TOLD NOT TO RETURN TO THE PROPERTY.

A HOSPITAL SPOKESPERSON SAYS IT WAS HER UNDERSTANDING THAT LEWIS WAS AGGRESSIVE DURING THE CONFRONTATION. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

SOMETIMES EVEN THE TOUGHEST ATHELETES NEED A LITTLE MEDITATION.

SEE WHY THESE LOCAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS ARE USING YOGA AS TOOLS FOR ACHIEVING LIBERATION.

MANY OF YOU MAY CRINGE WHEN MOM PULLS OUT FAMILY PICTURES.

AND A NEW "AWKWARD FAMILY PHOTOS" WEBSITE WANTS TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE NOT ALONE. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) FOOTBALL YOGA-VOWIPE


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TZ4B) AKWARD PHOTOS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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AKWARD FAMILY PHOTOS-TC MON


THERE IS A NEW WEBSITE, THAT IS GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION.

IT FOCUSES ON AWKWARD FAMILY PHOTOS.

SOME ARE AWKWARD ENOUGH TO HANG IN A MUSEUM, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WHERE JOE FRYER JUST FILED OUR REPORT. Return to index of stories...


AKWARD FAMILY PHOTOS-PKG


THE LATEST ART EXHIBIT INSIDE THE CALIFORNIA HERITAGE MUSEUM. REQUIRES NO HUSHED VOICES.

POSITIVE REVIEWS ARE DELIVERED OUT LOUD.

THE AMUSING IMAGES HANGING ON THESE WALLS. COME COURTESY OF MIKE BENDER.

"This photo always cracks me up."

CURATOR OF THE AWKWARD.

"When we go take a family portrait, we're looking for that perfect shot."

"But there are those other photos."

THIS GALLERY SHOWS JUST A FRACTION OF WHAT'S ON THE WEBSITE BENDER CREATED 5 YEARS AGO. WITH HIS WRITING PARTNER DOUG CHERNACK.

AN IDEA INSPIRED BY THEIR OWN "AWKWARD FAMILY PHOTOS."

"Look at that baby!"

NOW. THEIR DIGITAL HIT. IS ON PHYSICAL DISPLAY. HIGHLIGHTED BY ICONIC PICTURES. LIKE "CLARINET BOY."

"I kind-of think of this photo as like the Mona Lisa of awkward family photos."

OTHERS ARE MORE SUBTLE.

"A lot of people would look at this photo and say, 'What's awkward about it?'"

"So what's weird about that one?"

JUST LOOK CLOSELY. BENEATH THE SMILING FAMILY.

THE RADCLIFFE SISTERS INSIST THEY COULD BE ON THESE WALLS, TOO.

"She's the big, bossy sister that always had control of the situation, and I was just the -- " "Unruly." "No! Free-spirited!"

AND IF YOU DON'T THINK YOU'VE EVER TAKEN AN AWKWARD PHOTO.

"Oh, God!

"We're looking for a few things."

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS. WHEN MIKE REVEALS. MY PROM PORTRAIT.

"We're looking for maybe an awkward arm-on-elbow sort-of pose."

"I think there's some good genuine awkwardness going on in this photo."

THEIR GOAL NOW. TAKE THIS COLLECTION ON TOUR. ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

REMINDING US ALL. HOW PERFECTLY NORMAL IT IS. TO BE AWKWARD.

JOE FRYER, NBC NEWS, SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX WALL


!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!

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 what ended up being a pretty stormy Thursday afternoon, we'll see the potential for more unsettled weather today as a cool front heads our way from the Gulf of Mexico.

The showers and storms probably won't arrive until this evening and tonight, so most of our Friday should actually be dry.

One change we'll notice through the day is more cloud cover streaming in ahead of the front, which will make for a pretty cloudy day across Southwest Florida.

Despite the extra clouds, it'll still be quite warm today with temperatures peaking in the mid 80s this afternoon.

A strengthening southerly wind will also keep the air feeling quite humid and tropical; winds will stay between 10-15 mph through the day with some higher gusts above 20 mph.

The main window for rain will be from sunset tonight through the early morning hours on Saturday, and depending on how well the storms can hold together before arriving in Southwest Florida, a few of the storms could be strong with highs winds and heavy rain.

After the rain pushes out Saturday morning, we're in store for improving weather for Easter weekend! Expect a slight cool down along with a nice dip in humidity with highs only in the low to mid 80s.

Sunday will end up being the sunnier day since clouds will probably linger a while through our Saturday.

If you're planning to attend an Easter Sunrise Service, you might actually end up needing a light jacket as temperatures drop close to the upper 50s by early Sunday morning.

As we head into the next week, our weather stay quiet, warm and sunny with highs returning to the mid to upper 80s. Return to index of stories...


CCI DEATH UPDATE-OTS-VO


NBC-2 IS BRINGING YOU MORE ON AN INVESTIGATION INTO A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PRISON.

STATE AGENTS ARE LOOKING INTO THE DEATH OF AN INMATE AND IF PRISONERS HAD ACCESS TO A GUN IN PRISON.

WEDNESDAY WE SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY WITH A FORMER GUARD WHO CLAIMS THE PRISON ISN'T SAFE.

HE SAYS THERE'S A SHORTAGE OF MANPOWER AND GUARDS ARE OVERWORKED.

NOW MORE GUARDS ARE COMING FORWARD TO BACK UP HIS STORY.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND FDLE WILL NOT COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL YOGA-TRX OC VO


A NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND A NEW FOOTBALL COACH HAVE BROUGHT A NEW APPROACH TO OFF-SEASON TRAINING AT ONE LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL.

FOOTBALL PLAYERS IN LEE COUNTY ARE GETTING IN TOUCH WITH THEIR MIND, BODY AND SOUL.

WATCH.

CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS ARE INCORPORATING YOGA INTO THEIR TRAINING.

IT'S A FIRST FOR THE PLAYERS AND LEE COUNTY.

THEY CLEAR OUT THE CAFETERIA ONCE A WEEK, ROLL OUT THEIR MATS AND HAVE AN HOUR LONG SESSION. Return to index of stories...


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL YOGA-SOTVO


5:12:09 being big is not the only thing we need in football. It's like having that strength and that agility, being limber 5:12:16

YOGA IMPROVES FLEXIBILITY - RANGE OF MOTION - PREVENTS INJURIES AND HELPS PLAYERS FOCUS.

CYPRESS LAKE'S VOLLEYBALL AND SWIM TEAMS ARE ALSO DOING YOGA.

A YOGA STUDIO DONATED THE MATS AND GIVES THE SCHOOL A DISCOUNTED RATE. Return to index of stories...


CHELSEA CLINTON PREGNANT-OTS-SOTVO


CHELSEA CLINTON ANNOUNCED HER PREGNANCY AT A WOMEN'S FORUM IN NEW YORK.

I just hope that I will be as good a mom to my child, hopefully children, as my mom was to me.

CHELSEA SAYS -- SHE'S VERY EXCITED -- AND SAYS, REGARDLESS IF IT'S A BOY -- OR A GIRL -- HE OR SHE WILL GROW UP IN A WORLD OF MANY STRONG FEMALE LEADERS.

IN RECENT MONTHS, THE MOTHER-TO-BE HAS BEEN TAKING A MORE ACTIVE ROLE IN THE CLINTON FOUNDATION AND WORKS ON THE ORGANIZATION'S HEALTH PROGRAMS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW--

SMALL CHANGES IN THE WAY YOU SHOP AND EAT CAN MAKE A BIG DENT IN YOUR DIET.

TIPS COMING UP IN HEALTH MATTERS.

AND AN INDIANAPOLIS MAN IS ON A MISSION.

HE'S TEACHING AN ENTIRE SCHOOL A LESSON YOU CAN'T LEARN IN THE CLASSROOM.

HE'S TEACHING THE JOY OF PAYING IT FORWARD. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) PAY IT FOWARD-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-BUBBA


MANY PEOPLE SAY THEY WOULD LIKE TO EAT BETTER, BUT IT'S TOO EXPENSIVE- OR TIME CONSUMING.

EXPERTS SAY THAT'S JUST NOT TRUE.

BY SHOPPING SMARTER AND TRIMMING A FEW BAD HABITS YOU CAN STAY HEALTHY AND WITHIN BUDGET.

AMY OSHIER REPORTS IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


YOUR MOTHER PROBABLY SAID IT MORE THAN ONCE: YOU ARE WHAT YOU

EAT. BUT IT'S NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN NOW, WHEN POOR DIETS

ARE EXPANDING OUR WAISTE LINES AND HEALTH CONDITIONS.

DR. SAL LACAGNINA/VP HEALTH & WELLNESS

RUNS:

1:56 The majority of chronic illnesses that we see in this country today are really not

related to age, not related to genetics, they're more related to lifestyle and they're

preventable. And that's a key message that we have to get across.

WITH A HISTORY OF HEART ISSUES, RICHARD FAIN KEEPS AN EYE ON WHAT

GOES INTO HIS BODY.

RICHARD FAIN/READS LABELS

RUNS:

:22 It's just all the additives and everything that are in foods today. I am concerned

about it. I try to keep myself relatively healthy, I'm 67 so I try to watch what I eat.

A GOOD START IS TO GO NATURAL- AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE.

DR. SAL LACAGNINA/VP HEALTH & WELLNESS

RUNS:

4:20 What I tell people it's really simple. If you don't eat foods that are in a box or a

bag, if you eat whole foods that are grown in the earth, that are unprocessed, you'll be

much better off.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

The demand for convenience is a drawback for many a dieter. But it is possible to shop

for shortcuts and still eat healthy. A quick suggestion when it comes to label reading, is

to look at the number of ingredients. The fewer the better.

DR. SAL LACAGNINA/VP HEALTH & WELLNESS

RUNS:

3:44 Oftentimes when you grab a box of a food product the label is so long and you

can't read half of the words. Those are foods you should put back on the shelf. The

more foods are processed and the more they've been changed from the natural way

that they were grown, the more unhealthy they become.

CUTTING DOWN ON FAST FOOD TRIPS, HIDING THE SALT-SHAKER AND

AVOIDING SUGARY DRINKS CAN BE EYE-OPENING- AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE

IN YOUR WELL-BEING.

RICHARD FAIN/READS LABELS

RUNS:

2:01 People don't have any concept really in most cases of what they're eating.

WITH SMALL CHANGES, IT IS POSSIBLE TO SHOP SMART AND EAT HEALTHY.

FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


BEAU BIDEN FOR GOV-OC VO


A MAN WITH A FAMOUS LAST NAME LAYS OUT HIS POLITICAL AMBITIONS.

BEAU BIDEN PLANS TO RUN FOR DELAWARES GOVERNOR IN 20-16.

HE JUST ANNOUNCED HE WILL NOT SEEK RE-ECTION AS THE STATE'S ATTORNEY GENERAL.

BEAU BIDEN IS VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN'S ELDEST SON.

QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN RAISED ABOUT HIS HEALTH AFTER PROBLEMS IN RECENT YEARS.

IN 2010, HE SUFFERED A MILD STROKE.

AND LAST AUGUST HE WAS HOSPITALIZED AFTER FEELING WEAK AND DISORIENTED ON A FAMILY VACATION.

THE 45-YEAR-OLD WAS ELECTED ATTORNEY GENERAL IN 2006. Return to index of stories...


NEW PEEPS FLAVOR-TRXVOTOPS


JUST IN TIME FOR EASTER.A NEW FLAVOR OF PEEPS TO FILL YOUR BASKET.

FOR FANS OF THOSE COLORFUL SUGARY MARSHMALLOW CHICKS.BLUE RASPBERRY IS THE LATEST FLAVOR CREATION.

SOLD EXCLUSIVELY AT WALMART, BLUE RASPBERRY WAS THE FLAVOR CUSTOMERS VOTED ON DURING A CONTEST LAST YEAR.

PEEPS HAVE BECOME AN EASTER FAVORITE SINCE THEIR INTRODUCTION TO OUR TASTE BUDS IN THE EARLY FIFTIES. Return to index of stories...


PAY IT FOWARD-TRXVOTOPS


IT STARTED SIMPLY.

AT A STARBUCKS.

A MISSION TO SECRETLY MAKE SOMEONE'S DAY. A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

BUT THIS DAILY ROUTINE FOR RYAN COX.

WAS ABOUT TO GET A LOT BIGGER.

IN A PLACE WHERE A FOUR-DOLLAR COFFEE ISN'T ON THE MENU.

AND DEFINITELY NOT IN THE BUDGET.

INSPIRED BY A FRIEND. RYAN WENT TO AN INDIANAPOLIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WITH A PLAN. TO PAY OFF OVERDUE LUNCH ACCOUNTS FOR FAMILIES WHO'D FALLEN ON HARD TIMES. Return to index of stories...


PAY IT FOWARD-SOTVO


"he was like, you know, I just want to come and pay someone's balance and I was like ok, so what's your student's name?" BUTTED TO "I said, 'well I have a few nephews who go here, but their accounts aren't delinquent. I just want to pay random accounts'."

RYAN REACHED OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA.AND PEOPLE. LOTS OF THEM.STARTED TO GIVE.

NEARLY A-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FIVE DAYS.

ALL TO MAKE SURE KIDS WOULDN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THEIR LUNCH MONEY. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT


A COURTROOM OUTBURST IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

nats of outburst

MUST SEE VIDEO AT NOON.

NBC2 TAKES YOU TO JACKSONVILLE,

AND WHY THIS SUSPECTED CRIMINAL IS TOO UPSET TO GO BEFORE A JUDGE.

NBC2 HAS A STORY FOR PARENTS, KIDS AND ANYONE WHO USES A SWIMMING POOL.

GRIEVING PARENTS SHARE WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE AN ELECTRICIAN CHECK YOUR POOL ROUTINELY.

WE HAVE NEW LIST OF CRIMINALS ON THE RUN.

ONE OF THE GUYS SCAMMED PEOPLE OUT OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

YOUR HELP COULD LAND YOU SOME MONEY.

IT'S FUGITIVE FRIDAY ON THE NEWS AT NOON.

PLUS YOUR WEEKEND FORECAST!

A BIG SYSTEM IS HEADED OUR WAY,

BUT WILL IT BE THE BIG RAIN EVENT IT LOOKS LIKE.

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NOON TZA) COURTROOM OUTBURST-NATS VO


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NOON TZB) POOL DANGERS-VO


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CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


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