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DIRECTORS PAGE LION ENCLOSURE CAR FIRE-SOTVO
HEADLINES-SOT MISS AMERICA ASKED TO PROM-trxNATVO
6 PM OPEN-CLIP TEASE TWO-ONCAM
DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-SSTOPS-OC A) FASTBALL TO FACE-SOTVO-OC
DECISION 2014 OPEN-CLIP FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-OBX TOPS FORECAST-WXWALL
DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-NWSRM CITY OF PALMS SUNRISE-VO-WIPE
DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-CGTOPS CITY OF PALMS SUNRISE-SOTVO
DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-MINI PKG FASTBALL TO FACE-VOTOPS-ANIBOX
DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-NWSRM FASTBALL TO FACE-PKG
BOSTON MARATHON MONDAY-trxVOTOPS-OC TEASE SPORTS-2SHOT
BOSTON MARATHON MONDAY-PKG A)-VO
SUNKEN FERRY NEW DETAILS-trxVOTOPS-WIPE SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
NIGHTLY NEWS PUSH-VOTOPS CRAIG SAGER TNT TRIBUTE-VOTOPS
CENTRAL FL SINKHOLE FILLED-trxVOTOPS HEAT 1ST ROUND PLAYOFFS-ON CAM
BRADENTON MARIJUANA FIRM-ONCAM BOBCATS HEAT-VOTOPS-WIPE
CAPE CHRISTIAN PARK UNVEIL-ONCAM HEAT POST-SOT-WIPE
CAPE CHRISTIAN PARK UNVEIL-PKG-BNR MAVERICKS SPURS-VOTOPS-WIPE
SANIBEL REDDIT OSPREY-trxVOTOPS-OC RED WINGS BRUINS-VOTOPS-WIPE
SANIBEL REDDIT OSPREY-PKG FLYERS RANGERS-VOTOPS
NEW AT SIX OPEN-CLIP SAM FULD TO TWINS-ON CAM
TEASE ONE------------ TWINS ROYALS-VOTOPS-WIPE
A) COLLIER MAN ATTACKS WIFE-SSTOPS-WIPE YANKEES RAYS-VOTOPS-WIPE
B) LION ENCLOSURE CAR FIRE-VOTOPS BREWERS PIRATES BRAWL-VOTOPS-WIPE
WEATHER-STC HURRICANE CARTER DIES-VOTOPS-WIPE
COLLIER MAN ATTACKS WIFE-trxSSTOPS-OC RBC HERITAGE FINAL ROUND-VOTOPS
LION ENCLOSURE CAR FIRE-VO-WIPE CLOSE-4SHOT


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HEADLINES-SOT


NBC-2 IS LOOKING AHEAD TO PRIMETIME ELECTION COVERAGE THIS WEEK.

THE DISTRICT 19 SHOWDOWN REACHES A PIVOTAL POINT --

RIGHT NOW AT SIX -- A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES ARE DOING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL.

PLUS THIS --

14:19:18-14:19:28

TY Russell

"Boaters made a daring rescue on Sanibel and the picture of it went

viral. Coming up, you'll hear from those boaters and the type of wild

animal they helped save."

AND --

EXCITEMENT -- AND WORRY.

THAT'S THE MOOD IN BOSTON, TONIGHT -- JUST HOURS BEFORE THE START OF THIS YEAR'S BOSTON MARATHON.

SEE LOCAL RUNNERS AS THEY PREPARE TO HIT THE COURSE FOR THE FIRST TIME AFTER LAST YEAR'S DEADLY BOMBING. Return to index of stories...


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DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-SSTOPS-OC


A DAY OF REST AND CELEBRATION FOR CANDIDATES VYING FOR THE COVETED DISTRICT 19 CONGRESSIONAL SEAT.

BUT IT WON'T LAST LONG.

TOMORROW MARKS THE FINAL PUSH BEFORE VOTERS HEAD TO THE POLLS TUESDAY.

THE SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL TREY RADELS SEAT HAS BEEN A CONTENTIOUS ONE BETWEEN REPUBLICANS. Return to index of stories...


DECISION 2014 OPEN-CLIP


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DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-OBX TOPS


NBC2'S ANDREA HUBBELL IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH A LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL Return to index of stories...


DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-NWSRM


JOE - TODAY IS THE LAST SIGH OF RELIEF BEFORE CANDIDATES GO TO BATTLE - FOR THE WIN.

ALL FOUR REPUBLICANS FIGHTING FOR VOTES - TRYING TO FILL TREY RADEL'S SEAT. Return to index of stories...


DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-CGTOPS


THOUSANDS HAVE ALREADY CAST THEIR VOTE.

NBC2 HAS THE FINAL EARLY VOTING NUMBERS FROM LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES.

IN LEE -- MORE THAN 6-THOUSAND PEOPLE VOTED.

IN COLLIER -- MORE THAN 4-THOUSAND.

CANDIDATES SAYING - THEY'RE STICKING TO THEIR CAMPAIGN FOR THIS LAST STRETCH. Return to index of stories...


DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-MINI PKG


PKG:

MONTHS POURED INTO THE DECIDING DAY OF APRIL 22ND.

INCLUDING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND NASTY WORDS.

kreegel - "what's said about most of the people in this race, my self and the opponents what's said in the commericals, most of it's not true.

clawson: from there - the campagin just got tougher and tougher for everybody involved and more expensive and it's turned some people off.

WORDS FROM ALL FOUR CANDIDATES - WILL DEFINITELY BE A FACTOR IN WHO THE PUBLIC PICKS.

BUT STILL THEY ALL HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS.

EACH DISTRICT 19 CANDIDATE BEING VERY VOCAL ABOUT WHAT THEY'LL FIGHT FOR IF THEY MAKE IT TO WASHINGTON.

lizbeth - " in terms of sharing who we are speaking about me being a prolife candidate is valuable and you'd be surprised how many folks asked about it when you go door to door.

dreikhorn - the lack of character is what got us into this campaign special election and i think character is going to be decisive in who they pick. Return to index of stories...


DIST 19 SPECIAL ELECTION-NWSRM


WE HAVE ALL THE VOTING INFORMATION YOU NEED- POLLING PLACES. TIMES. ON OUR WEBSITE.

YOU CAN COUNT ON NBC2 ON AIR AND ONLINE FOR RESULTS ON TUESDAY.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, ANDREA HUBBELL, NBC TWO. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON MARATHON MONDAY-trxVOTOPS-OC


ALL NEW PICTURES TONIGHT AT SIX -- SHOWING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RESIDENTS IN BOSTON, JUST ONE DAY BEFORE THE BOSTON MARATHON.

NBC-2 RECEIVED THESE PICTURES FROM OUR VIEWERS DEANA HENN AND BILL STARKS, WHO WILL RUN IN TOMORROW'S RACE.

EXCITEMENT AND EMOTIONS ARE BUILDING TONIGHT.

IT'S THE FIRST MARATHON SINCE LAST YEAR'S TERROR ATTACK THAT GRIPPED THIS COUNTRY.

RON MOTT HAS THE LATEST NOW -- FROM BOSTON. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON MARATHON MONDAY-PKG


nats bells then under

EASTER SUNDAY. JUST FEET FROM THE FINISH LINE.

A PLACE WHERE THE HOLIDAY MESSAGE OF REBIRTH AND RENEWAL.

nats of bell but under inside shot of church now

RINGS OUT LOUDLY - A YEAR AFTER THE ATTACK.

"it's in this spirit that we extend a special welcome to you who've gathered for the 118th Boston Marathon, we think that what you'll do tomorrow is an astonishing thing."

IT IS A MARATHON TRADITION FOR RUNNERS TO GATHER AT THE OLD SOUTH CHURCH. ON THE EVE OF THE RACE, TO RECEIVE THE BLESSING OF THE ATHLETES.

nats pop bagpipes

A SACRAMENT THAT THIS YEAR INCLUDED A SCARF. HAND-STITCHED IN BLUE AND GOLD. THE COLORS OF LAST YEAR'S RUN.

nats getting numbers

ON THE EVE OF THIS YEAR'S RACE.

AS RUNNERS COLLECT THEIR NUMBERS. AND GEAR.

THERE'S A SPECIAL GROUP OF COMPETITORS COMING BACK TO BOSTON.

Doug McGee/Philadelphia

"I was probably a hundred yards from the finish when the first explosion happened and then there was no finish line."

nats chaos after the bomb

FOR THOSE WHO'S RACE ENDED SO ABRUPTLY.

WHO'S FOCUS CHANGED FROM THE RUN -- TO RESCUE. AND RECOVERY.

THEY RETURN NOW. TO FINISH WHAT THEY STARTED.

Doug McGee/Philadelphia

"it was important to come back this year and finish not only for myself but for everybody else."

TWELVE MONTHS LATER, FINALLY CROSSING THIS STRIPE.

"it's always good to say you've finished Boston but tomorrow it'll be especially important I think."

BECAUSE WHILE THE FINISH LINE MARKS THE END OF THE MARATHON.

IT IS ALSO NOW, A SYMBOL OF THE ON-GOING RACE TO COME BACK. FOR A GROUP OF RUNNERS AND A CITY THAT REFUSES TO QUIT.

JAY GRAY. NBC NEWS. BOSTON. Return to index of stories...


SUNKEN FERRY NEW DETAILS-trxVOTOPS-WIPE


NEW DETAILS SURFACING TONIGHT, FOLLOWING THE DEADLY FERRY WRECK IN SOUTH KOREA.

INVESTIGATORS NOW SAY -- AUDIO COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE CAPTAIN'S BOOTH AND COAST GUARD, SHOWED SIGNS OF CONFUSION AND INDECISION.

A TRANSCRIPT OF THE SHIP-TO-SHORE EXCHANGE SHOWED A TRAFFIC OFFICIAL RECOMMENDED THE FERRY'S EVACUATION *FIVE MINUTES AFTER ITS DISTRESS CALL.

ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS -- IT TOOK THE CAPTAIN 30-MINUTES TO GIVE THAT EVACUATION ORDER. Return to index of stories...


NIGHTLY NEWS PUSH-VOTOPS


RIGHT AFTER NBC-2 NEWS AT SIX --

CONTINUING COVERAGE OF TOMORROW'S BOSTON MARATHON --

AND THE ON-GOING INVESTIGATION INTO THE FERRY DISASTER, IN SOUTH KOREA.

THAT'S NEXT -- ON NBC-NIGHTLY NEWS -- WITH LESTER HOLT. Return to index of stories...


CENTRAL FL SINKHOLE FILLED-trxVOTOPS


NEW TONIGHT FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA --

NBC-2 IS GETTING WORD THIS MASSIVE SINKHOLE -- IS FILLED TONIGHT.

WE FIRST TOLD YOU SATURDAY, WHEN THIS SINKHOLE OPENED UP DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO TWO HOMES.

EMERGENCY OFFICIALS SAY, THE 50-FOOT-DEEP HOLE WAS FILLED THIS MORNING.

TONIGHT -- BOTH HOMES ARE INTACT --

NO INJURIES REPORTED. Return to index of stories...


BRADENTON MARIJUANA FIRM-ONCAM


A MEDICAL MARIJUANA COMPANY COULD BE MOVING TO FLORIDA.

ACCORDING TO THE HERALD TRIBUNE -- "CANNABIS R-X" RECENTLY PAID 1-POINT-2 MILLION DOLLARS FOR A 9-ACRE PROPERTY, IN MANATEE COUNTY.

THE COMPANY SAYS -- THE PROPERTY WOULD SERVE AS AN IDEAL LOCATION FOR A LICENSED GROW FACILITY -- OR DISTRIBUTION CENTER.

IN NOVEMBER, FLORIDA VOTERS WILL CONSIDER WHETHER TO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CHRISTIAN PARK UNVEIL-ONCAM


A CONTROVERSIAL PROJECT THAT'S BEEN IN THE MAKING FOR YEARS.

TODAY, THE CAPE CORAL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH UNVEILED THEIR NEW STATE OF THE ART PARK.

IT'S LOCATED ON CHIQUITA BOULEVARD SOUTH, JUST OFF VETERAN'S MEMORIAL PARKWAY.

BUT NOT EVERYONE IS EXCITED.

NBC-2'S LINDSEY FRY BREAKS DOWN BOTH SIDES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CHRISTIAN PARK UNVEIL-PKG-BNR


IT'S BEEN A MASSIVE UNDERTAKING.

TWO YEARS IN THE MAKING -

AND ON EASTER SUNDAY, CAPE CORAL HAS A BRAND NEW STATE OF THE ART PARK.

SOT-Chad Woolf-pastor

"It's a gift from our family to the families of the city. It's open

just like any city park so we just wan to encourage people to come out

and take advantage of it--enjoy it.

SWINGS AND JUNGLE GYMS SPAN THE 5 ACRES- WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES TRYING OUT

THE NEW TOYS.

SOT-GEORGIA WADELL

"I think it's phenomenal! My family and I have been waiting a long

time so that we could go and enjoy the park."

WHILE IT MAY MEET THE APPROVAL OF THESE SMILING FACES, NOT EVERYONE IS

SHARING IN THE JOY. During its planning, THE PROJECT FACED HARD OPPOSITION FROM SOME neighbors- LIKE BILL TIRELLI.

SOT-Bill Tirelli

"My big concern is losing quality of life, because the park is going

to be rented out on occasions so that means you're going to have

bands, you're going to have noise, and you're going to have a lot of

traffic."

A concern--even those who support the park say, they understand.

SOT-DENA

"I mean you know you have your noise and you have your traffic so I

respect their opinions. It doesn't surprise me."

In addition to the play areas and picnic tables, the church also

wanted to put an amphitheater in the park. A request that was turned

down.after neighbors protested.

Nats of kids playing

Neighbors say while they don't mind the sound of children playing,

they tell me this is too much to bear.

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SANIBEL REDDIT OSPREY-trxVOTOPS-OC


A PICTURE SNAPPED ON SANIBEL GOES VIRAL AND TONIGHT WE'RE HEARING FROM THE WOMAN WHO TOOK IT.

NBC 2 FIRST TOLD YOU LAST NIGHT ABOUT THE OSPREY THAT FELL FROM THE SKY ONTO A TOUR BOAT.

TONIGHT --

NBC 2'S TY RUSSEL EXPLAINS HOW THE BIRD ENDED UP IN A BIND. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL REDDIT OSPREY-PKG


USERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA SITE REDDIT ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT THIS PICTURE.

IT SHOWS A YOUNG OSPREY STUCK ON A TOUR BOAT.

A ONCE HOPELESS BIRD GETS A HELPING HAND.

13:57:01-13:57:08

Dana Dettmar/ snapped viral picture

"I'm standing on the dock here. I saw something fly by my head before

I could realize what was going on. I heard a crash on the other side

of me."

DANA DETTMAR WORKS FOR ADVENTURES IN PARADISE CRUISE TOURS AND FISHING

AT PORT SANIBEL MARINA.

IT'S HER PICTURE THAT TOOK CYBER SPACE BY STORM.

AND IT'S HER AND HER CO-WORKERS ACTIONS THAT FREED THE BIRD.

13:59:30-13:59:37

Dana Dettmar/ snapped viral picture

"Well I know I'll

Probably never see anything like that again. So, it was very cool and

I felt bad for the bird at the same time."

Ty Russell/ Fort Myers

14:15:00-14:15:08

"The large bird was sitting about 50 yards away in a nest when it took

flight. But then it didn't make it that far. It crashed into a tour

boat."

14:01:57-14:02:05

Glenn Smith/boat tour captain

"We heard this banging, screeching, and flopping around. We just

turned around and there it was just hanging upside down."

BOAT CAPTAIN GLENN SMITH HELPED SAVE THE WILD ANIMAL.

WORKERS USED A BOAT HOOK TO LIFT ITS CLAWS FROM THE TARP ON THIS FENCE.

THE FRIGHTENED OSPREY THEN WENT UNDERNEATH A BENCH ON THE BOAT UNTIL A

RESCUE GROUP SHOWED UP.

14:02:16-14:02:20

Glenn Smith/boat tour captain

"Hopefully, it'll take off from CROW and end up back here at the nest."

WORKERS WITH THE CLINIC FOR THE REHABILITATION OF WILDLIFE OR CROW ARE

CARING FOR THE OSPREY.

THEY TELL ME SOME OF THE BIRDS HAVE TROUBLE WITH HUNTING FISH.

SOME EVEN DIE BEFORE THEIR FIRST BIRTHDAY.

13:57:57-13:58:02

Dana Dettmar/ snapped viral picture

"they're getting ready to start flying. I guess this one was just a

little braver than some of the others."

DETTMAR BELIEVES THE YOUNG BIRD JUST TRIED TO SPREAD ITS WINGS TOO EARLY.

WORKERS AT CROW ARE WAITING ON LAB RESULTS TO SEE IF THE OSPREY IS SICK.

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NEW AT SIX OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE------------


A VIOLENT AND VISCIOUS ATTACK --

NEW AT SIX --

DEPUTIES SAY, THIS COLLIER COUNTY MAN WENT TO EXTREME MEASURES, BECAUSE HE DIDN'T LIKE THE WAY HIS SPOKE TO HIM.

PLUS --

BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE --

A FAMILY VISITS A *LION ENCLOSURE -- AND THEIR CAR SUDDENLY CATCHES ON FIRE.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENS NEXT --

DAVID --

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A) COLLIER MAN ATTACKS WIFE-SSTOPS-WIPE


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B) LION ENCLOSURE CAR FIRE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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COLLIER MAN ATTACKS WIFE-trxSSTOPS-OC


THIS NAPLES MAN IS IN JAIL TONIGHT -- ACCUSED OF SEVERELY STRANGLING AND BEATING HIS WIFE.

DEPUTIES SAY, DURING A FEUD, PORFIRO ALONZO TOLD HIS WIFE -- SHE'S GOING TO DIE.

THAT'S WHEN HE ALLEGEDLY BROKE A BEER BOTTLE OVER HER HEAD --

THEN TRIED USING BROKEN GLASS TO STAB HER.

THE WIFE SAYS -- HE THEN GRABBED A BELT AND BEGAN STRANGLING HER.

ALONZO'S WIFE MANAGED TO ESCAPE TO A NEIGHBOR'S HOME AND CALL 911.

HIS WIFE CLAIMS HE HAD BEEN DRINKING ALL DAY BEFORE THE FIGHT. Return to index of stories...


LION ENCLOSURE CAR FIRE-VO-WIPE


TERRIFYING MOMENTS FOR A BRITISH FAMILY -- FORCED TO RUN FROM THEIR BURNING CAR.

THE SCARIEST PART -- THE CAR WAS PARKED INSIDE A *LION ENCLOSURE.

THE ENTIRE THING WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

OTHER VISITORS SHOT AMATEUR FOOTAGE OF THE CAR ON FIRE.

HELEN CLEMENTS, WHO WAS IN THE CAR WITH HER TWO CHILDREN, SAID THEY WERE CAUGHT BETWEEN WANTING TO ESCAPE THE BURNING CAR WHILE EVADING THE LIONS. Return to index of stories...


LION ENCLOSURE CAR FIRE-SOTVO


"We then thought we better get out of the car but obviously the rangers were saying "get back in the car," obviously for the safety reasons, so it was very difficult to know what to do; get in the car or get out the car."

THE FAMILY WAS QUICKLY RESCUED BY PARK RANGERS AND SUFFERED NO INJURIES.

THE LIONS STAYED CLEAR OF THE VEHICLE AND WERE TEMPORARILY REMOVED FROM THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


MISS AMERICA ASKED TO PROM-trxNATVO


I HAVE A QUESTION -- WILL YOU GO TO PROM WITH ME?

VIRAL VIDEO TONIGHT -- SHOWING A PENNSYLVANIA TEEN -- ASKING MISS AMERICA TO PROM DURING A SCHOOL EVENT.

THE TEEN APOLOGIZED FOR HIS ACTIONS.

HOWEVER, NBC-2 FOUND OUT -- THAT STUDENT -- WAS ISSUED A THREE-DAY SUSPENSION.

NOW -- MISS AMERICA HERSELF IS ASKING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO RECONSIDER PUNISHING THE STUDENT.

MISS AMERICA IS UNABLE TO ATTEND PROM WITH THE TEEN, DUE TO HER TRAVEL SCHEDULE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ONCAM


STILL TO COME ON NBC-2 NEWS AT SIX --

A *VERY CLOSE CALL FOR ONE MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER.

inside -- and it hits deshields on the helmet

NBC-2 HAS A UPDATE ON THAT PLAYER'S CONDITION -- AFTER BEING HIT BY A 90-MILE-PER HOUR FAST BALL.

PLUS -- YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST.

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


A) FASTBALL TO FACE-SOTVO-OC


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FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

TRACKING MORE GREAT WEATHER

It was a somewhat cloudy, but dry and warm Easter Sunday across the area, with comfortable highs in the mid to upper 70s. Clouds will continue to partially clear this evening, with temps falling into the 60s. It will brisk again overnight tonight, with morning lows in the upper 50s to low 60s.

The great weather from the weekend continues into the work week. We'll see a heavy dose of sun during the daytime hours Monday, with highs in the low 80s.

A very weak disturbance will approach the area on Tuesday. The system will not produce rain, but will produce more cloud cover for Tuesday. Highs will be in the mid 80s.

The warming trend will continue into the middle part of the work week with partly cloudy skies on Wednesday and highs in the mid 80s. Expect mostly sunny skies Thursday, with temps holding in the mid 80s.

The heat and humidity will build back in by Friday, with a blend of sun & clouds and highs back in the upper 80s.

Right now, no major system is on the way for next weekend, but it will be warm & humid. A few scattered showers will also be possible, with the better rain chance being on Sunday.

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.

TRACKING MORE GREAT WEATHER

It was a somewhat cloudy, but dry and warm Easter Sunday across the area, with comfortable highs in the mid to upper 70s. Clouds will continue to partially clear this evening, with temps falling into the 60s. It will brisk again overnight tonight, with morning lows in the upper 50s to low 60s.

The great weather from the weekend continues into the work week. We'll see a heavy dose of sun during the daytime hours Monday, with highs in the low 80s.

A very weak disturbance will approach the area on Tuesday. The system will not produce rain, but will produce more cloud cover for Tuesday. Highs will be in the mid 80s.

The warming trend will continue into the middle part of the work week with partly cloudy skies on Wednesday and highs in the mid 80s. Expect mostly sunny skies Thursday, with temps holding in the mid 80s.

The heat and humidity will build back in by Friday, with a blend of sun & clouds and highs back in the upper 80s.

Right now, no major system is on the way for next weekend, but it will be warm & humid. A few scattered showers will also be possible, with the better rain chance being on Sunday. Return to index of stories...


CITY OF PALMS SUNRISE-VO-WIPE


DAVID -- THANKS.

DOZENS OF CHURCHES JOINED TOGETHER ON THIS EASTER SUNDAY TO CELEBRATE WITH A SUNRISE SERVICE AT THE CITY OF PALMS PARK IN FORT MYERS.

ORGANIZERS SAY NEARLY 3000 PEOPLE SHOWED UP FOR THE SERVICE.

THIS MARKS THE 21ST YEAR FOR THE SERVICE TO BE HELD AT THE PARK.

THE PASTOR READ FROM THE BIBLE UNTIL THE SUN CAME UP.

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CITY OF PALMS SUNRISE-SOTVO


Rev Chris McNeill --first united Methodist church

"People want a sunrise service on Easter. So if they don't have one at

their own church they can come here with people from all different

denominations and worship the Risen Christ."

THEY SAY THEY PLAN TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN NEXT YEAR. SAME TIME. SAME PLACE. Return to index of stories...


FASTBALL TO FACE-VOTOPS-ANIBOX


ALL NEW AT 6:00 --

A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER IS RECOVERING TODAY FROM A VERY CLOSE CALL, GETTING HIT IN THE FACE BY A 90-MILE-PER-HOUR FASTBALL.

AS YOU'LL SEE, HE'S DOING OK, BUT STILL, SOME OF THIS MIGHT BE TOUGH TO WATCH.

HERE'S NBC'S KERRY SANDERS. Return to index of stories...


FASTBALL TO FACE-PKG


MINOR LEAGUE BALL. TOP OF THE 7TH. AND FOR BATTER DELINO DESHIELDS.

A 90-MILE PER HOUR FASTBALL HIGH AND.

NATS

A LOOK AGAIN AT THAT FASTBALL. A PITCH THAT WAS JUST INCHES FROM HITTING HIS HELMET. INSTEAD, A DIRECT HIT TO DESHIELDS FACE.

"Boy, you could hear the thump."

DELINO DESHIELDS, JR. IS THE STARTING CENTER FIELDER WITH THE CORPUS CRISTI HOOKS.

HE TWEETED THIS GRUESOME PICTURE OF HIMSELF FROM THE HOSPITAL. THAT'S NOT PHOTOSHOPPED.

DOCTORS SAY THE INCIDENT AT HOMEPLATE FRACTURED HIS CHEEK.

HOURS LATER-ANOTHER PHOTO: THUMBS UP.

"I feel good right now, a little loopy on meds. but feeling good. not really much pain, but feel awkward in the face."

THE 21-YEAR OLD HOUSTON ASTROS PROSPECT SAYS HE DOESN'T REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED. JUST THE AFTERMATH.

"The swelling was bad, and I was like, it can't look as bad as I think, then I looked in the mirror and thought, "Wow" then I started laughing."

THIS IS WHAT A 90-MILE PER HOUR FASTBALL LOOKS LIKE WHEN IT STRIKES A WATERMELON…

"Baseball is a relatively safe sport, thankfully, we don't see this type of injury very often but, it really makes sense to me to start thinking about protecting people's faces."

DESHEILDS SAYS HE'S UNPHASED.AND THAT HE WILL BE BACK.

THE REAL TEST OF COURSE WILL BE WHEN HE'S BACK IN THE BATTERS BOX.

LIKE ALL INJURED ATHLETES, DESHIELDS IS ANXIOUS TO RETURN TO PLAY.

BUT THAT WON'T HAPPEN UNTIL DOCTORS GIVE THE ALL CLEAR.

FOR TODAY, KERRY SANDERS, NBC NEWS, MIAMI. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SPORTS-2SHOT


MIAMI HEAT BEGIN NBA PLAYOFFS

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SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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CRAIG SAGER TNT TRIBUTE-VOTOPS


THE OUTPOURING OF LOVE FOR FORT MYERS FAVORITE CRAIG SAGER CONTINUES.

SAGER'S T-N-T COLLEAGUES CHARLES BARKLEY, KENNY SMITH, AND ERNIE JOHNSON DRESSED UP IN COLORFUL SAGER-LIKE SUITS DURING TODAY'S N-B-A PLAYOFF COVERAGE.

SAGER. WHO WAS THE SPORTS DIRECTOR AT WINK T-V FOR YEARS. RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THAT HE'S BATTLING LEUKEMIA.

HIS SON, CRAIG JUNIOR, TOOK OVER DAD'S SIDELINE DUTIES TODAY. AND SPURS COACH GREGG POPOVICH. EVEN PROMISED TO BE NICE TO CRAIG SENIOR WHEN HE RETURNS. Return to index of stories...


HEAT 1ST ROUND PLAYOFFS-ON CAM


SAGER HAS HAD A SIDELINE VIEW FOR THREE MIAMI HEAT CHAMPIONSHIP RUNS. TWO IN THE PAST TWO YEARS.

MIAMI. HOPING TO MAKE IT THREE STRAIGHT. AS PLAYOFF TIME HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN ON SOUTH BEACH. Return to index of stories...


BOBCATS HEAT-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE EAST'S SECOND-SEEDED HEAT. OPENING UP AT HOME IN GAME ONE AGAINST THE CHARLOTTE BOBCATS.

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HEAT POST-SOT-WIPE


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MAVERICKS SPURS-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE TEAM THE HEAT TOPPED IN THE FINALS. SAN ANTONIO. FACING DALLAS IN AN ALL-TEXAS PLAYOFF OPENER.

AFTER LEAVING THE GAME WITH A LEG INJURY. TIM DUNCAN CAME BACK IN AND DID HIS THING. INSIDE FOR TWO TO BREAK A 79-79 TIE.

DUNCAN HAD 27. TONY PARKER HAD 21.

SPURS WIN, 90-85. Return to index of stories...


RED WINGS BRUINS-VOTOPS-WIPE


TO THE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS. THE BRUINS TRYING TO AVOID LOSING GAMES ONE AND TWO IN BOSTON TO THE RED WINGS.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. ALREADY UP A GOAL IN THE FIRST. REILLY SMITH ADDS ANOTHER ON THE POWER PLAY.

BOSTON WINS, 4-1. EVENING UP THE SERIES AT A GAME APIECE. Return to index of stories...


FLYERS RANGERS-VOTOPS


LOOKED LIKE THE RANGERS MAY TAKE A 2-0 LEAD OVER THE FLYERS IN THAT OTHER GARDEN. FORMER LIGHTNING LEGEND MARTIN ST. LOUIS. WITH THE FIRST OF TWO NEW YORK GOALS IN THE FIRST.

BUT PHILLY RALLIES FROM TWO DOWN. LUKE SCHENN PUTS THE FLYERS AHEAD FOR GOOD.

PHILLY EVENS THE SERIES WITH A 4-2 WIN.

TAMPA BAY PLAYS MONTREAL TONIGHT IN GAME THREE IN ST. PETE.

THE LIGHTNING. DOWN 2-0 IN THE SERIES. Return to index of stories...


SAM FULD TO TWINS-ON CAM


SUPERMAN IS HEADING TO THE TWIN CITIES.

NO. I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT CHRISTOPHER REEVE. DEAN CAIN. OR EVEN DWIGHT HOWARD.

SAM FULD. WHO EARNED THE SUPERMAN DURING HIS DAYS AS A TAMPA BAY RAY. HAS BEEN CLAIMED OFF WAIVERS BY THE TWINS.

THE SPEEDY OUTFIELDER WAS HITTING JUST.200 FOR OAKLAND BEFORE HE WAS WAIVED. Return to index of stories...


TWINS ROYALS-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE TWINS. HOPING TO GET TO AN EVEN NINE-AND-NINE ON THE SEASON WITH A WIN AT KANSAS CITY.

FORMER MIRACLE CATCHER JOSMIL PINTO. MAKING THAT DREAM A REALITY. BELTS THE SOLO HOMER IN THE FIFTH TO MAKE IT 5-0 TWINS.

HOW 'BOUT PINTO? HE ALREADY HAS FOUR HOMERS THIS YEAR.

PHIL HUGHES GETS HIS FIRST WIN AS A TWIN, 8-3. Return to index of stories...


YANKEES RAYS-VOTOPS-WIPE


NO 16-SPOT FOR THE RAYS TODAY AGAINST THE YANKEES LIKE ON SATURDAY.

THEY'D ONLY SCORE ONE. YANKEES DIDN'T HAVE MUCH OFFENSE, EITHER. BUT BRETT GARDNER'S R-B-I DOUBLE IN THE FOURTH. ENOUGH TO GET THE GAME TO EXTRA INNINGS.

YANKS FINALLY SCORE FOUR IN THE 12TH. YANKEES WIN, 5-1. Return to index of stories...


BREWERS PIRATES BRAWL-VOTOPS-WIPE


SOME BAD BLOOD WAS BREWING IN THE CITY OF BRIDGES.

FORMER TWIN AND CURRENT BREWER CARLOS GOMEZ. WHO'S BEEN KNOWN TO TALK A LITTLE TRASH. STARED AT WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS GOING TO BE A HOMER OFF OF PIRATES PITCHER GARRETT COLE.

THE BALL STAYED IN THE PARK. GOMEZ ENDED UP ON THIRD. THEN HE AND COLE EXCHANGED WORDS.

OTHER PLAYERS GOT INVOLVED.

GOMEZ THREW SOME PUNCHES. AND PIRATES OUTFIELDER TRAVIS SNIDER EVENTUALLY KNOCKED HIM TO THE GROUND.

BOTH GOMEZ AND SNIDER WERE EJECTED. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE CARTER DIES-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE ACTUAL SPORT OF BOXING MOURNS THE LOSS OFF RUBIN "HURRICANE" CARTER.

CARTER DIED AT HIS HOME TODAY AT AGE 76.

THE MAN KNOWN AS "HURRICANE" IN THE RING LOST 19 YEARS OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON AFTER BEING WRONGFULLY CONVICTED FOR THREE MURDERS.

MANY FELT RACISM PLAYED A ROLE IN THE WRONGFUL CONVICTION. AND CARTER WAS FINALLY RELEASED IN 1985 AFTER WINNING AN APPEAL.

BOB DYLAN WROTE A SONG ABOUT CARTER'S STORY. AND DENZEL WASHINGTON WON A GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD PLAYING HIM IN A MOVIE. Return to index of stories...


RBC HERITAGE FINAL ROUND-VOTOPS


FINALLY. MATT KUCHAR. TRYING TO COME FROM BEHIND TO WIN THE R-B-C HERITAGE.

WHAT A FINAL ROUND. ROLLS IN THE BIRDIE AT EIGHT. HE SHOT A SEVEN-UNDER FINAL ROUND OF 64.

KUCHAR HAD TO SIT IN THE CLUBHOUSE FOR AWHILE. BUT LUKE DONALD COULDN'T CATCH HIM.

KUCHAR WINS BY ONE AT 11-UNDER. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...