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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP 6PM PROMO-SOTTOPS
TOSS TO CHRISTINA-2SHtrxEANIBOX STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
TWITTER THREAT ARREST-REM2-LIVE NAPLES BAND MACYS PARADE-OC-NATVO-WIPE
TWITTER THREAT ARREST-BNR-PKG NAPLES BAND MACYS PARADE-SOTVO
TWITTER THREAT ARREST-REM2-LIVE ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
LEE CO TEACHER ARREST-trxOC-SS-OC FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
ROAD RAGE ARREST-trxOC-SS-OC TOSS TO CLIFTON-2SH-BUB 3SH
NAPLES MURDER INTERVIEW-trxSSTOPS-OC-SOT-OC HEROIN RISE-BUBBA
NAPLES MURDER INTERVIEW-BNR-PKG HEROIN RISE-trxPKG
MOULTON CHARGES-SSTOPS HEROIN RISE-BUBBA
TOSS TO RICK-SS-EANIBOX brush fire pasco co-trxSATLIVE
NAPLES TRESPASS ARREST-REM26-LIVE SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
NAPLES TRESPASS ARREST-BNR-PKG SAMMY INTRODUCED-SOT
NAPLES TRESPASS ARREST-REM26-LIVE SAMMY WATKINS-ON CAM
MARCO PD CHIEF RESIGNING-trxOC-SS SAMMY WATKINS-VOTOPS-WIPE
FL AMBER ALERT-trxOC-(2)SS SAMMY WATKINS-SOT-WIPE
ALLEGED TEEN RAPIST-SS-VO BILLS TRADE JOHNSON-VOTOPS-WIPE
US 41 CLOSURE-trxOC-ZMAP NFL DRAFT TONIGHT-CGTOPS
TOSS TO MATT-OC-NATVO-EANIBX US ARMY NOMINEES-ON CAM
75 ON 75 CONCERNS-REM7-LIVE US ARMY NOMINEES-CG-VOBOX
75 ON 75 CONCERNS-PKG GEORGE MCNEILL-ON CAM
75 ON 75 CONCERNS-REM7-LIVE FGCU MURRAY-VOTOPS
FM SHOOTING APPEARANCE-VO-SS SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
RED TIDE REPORT-BNR-TBD AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
TEASE ONE-2SHOT 11 PM TEASE-VO
TZ1 A) heroin rise-SOTVO-WIPE MOMS OF NBC2-4SH-(4)SS
TZ1 B) sammy watkins-VOTOPS CLOSE-4SHOT


DIRECTORS PAGE


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NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO CHRISTINA-2SHtrxEANIBOX


A 15 YEAR OLD MARINER HIGH STUDENT IS ARRESTED FOR SENDING THREATENING MESSAGES THROUGH HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT.

DETECTIVES SAY HE TWEETED ABOUT KILLING PEOPLE AT A RIVAL SCHOOL.

NBC-2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY SPOKE WITH THE TEEN'S PARENTS.

SHE'S LIVE OUTSIDE IDA BAKER HIGH SCHOOL IN CAPE CORAL. Return to index of stories...


TWITTER THREAT ARREST-REM2-LIVE


ACCORDING TO REPORTS IT LOOKED AS IF MARTINEZ WAS TRYING TO PRETEND TO BE A STUDENT AT IDA BAKER --

USING A TWITTER NAME HE DIDNT THINK WOULD GET TRACKED BACK TO HIM. Return to index of stories...


TWITTER THREAT ARREST-BNR-PKG


Trt: 1:14

Brinna Douglas

Junior at Mariner

:37-:43

Johnathan Cabreja

friends with Martinez

:46-:54

nats

a student was arrested for.

PARENTS AND STUDENTS AT IDA BAKER LISTENED--

nats bomb threat

IT WAS AN UN- NERVING VOICEMAIL FROM THE SCHOOLS PRINCIPAL MELISSA ROBERY.

THE TWEETS WERE SENT IN FEBRUARY.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY CAME FROM JOSE MARTINEZ.

A STUDENT AT MARINER A SHORT DISTANCE AWAY.

Christopher Quinones

Sophomore at Mariner

19:50 thats sad thats sad 19:53

REPORTS SHOWED 6 TWEETS--

RANGING FROM WANTING TO BRING WEAPONS TO SCHOOL --

TO THREATENING TO BLOW AND SHOOT IT UP.

THERE WERE ALSO THREATS TO ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL MELISSA ROBERY.

ALONG WITH A THREAT TO RAPE A TWITTER FOLLOWER.

TEENS SAY SOCIAL THREATS HAPPEN OFTEN.

Brinna Douglas

Junior at Mariner

21:13 i think they are doing it more often because they dont take it serious they just think nothing is going to happen to them21:18

THOSE WHO KNOW MARTINEZ SAY THIS ISN'T THE GUY THEY KNOW.

Johnathan Cabreja

friends with Martinez

22:54 i havent heard nothing bad about him22:55 hes a nice kid 22:57

25:00 maybe it was a joke or maybe some kids were making fun of him at baker something like that and he took it personal 25:08

THE TWEETS SUGGESTED THE RAGE WAS BECAUSE HE WAS "GAY AND COULDNT CHANGE".

MARTINEZ'S FRIENDS SAY HE HAD A GIRLFRIEND AND IT WAS PROBABLY JUST A JOKE.

Jacob Ward

Junior at Mariner

21:43 its scary knowing that people actually think about wanting to blow up their school21:47

22:18 they just think its a joke and want to say but some people think its a joke and other people are crazy enough to actually do it 22:25 Return to index of stories...


TWITTER THREAT ARREST-REM2-LIVE


THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD SAYS THE THREATS WERE NOT CREDIBLE BUT MARTINEZ IS FACING FELONY CHARGES FOR HIS WORDS. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO TEACHER ARREST-trxOC-SS-OC


ALL NEW AT SIX - WE'VE JUST LEARNED A LEE COUNTY TEACHER HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING.

INVESTIGATORS SAY KELLY MCGUINNESS A FIFTH GRADE TEACHER AT GATEWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, HIT A BICYCLIST NEAR SUMMIT CHURCH ON BEN HILL GRIFFIN PARKWAY.

THEN SHE TOOK OFF.

A WITNESS FOLLOWED HER AND WAS ABLE TO STOP HER ABOUT A MILE AWAY.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED HER FOR DUI. Return to index of stories...


ROAD RAGE ARREST-trxOC-SS-OC


FORT MYERS POLICE TRACKED DOWN A MOTORCYCLIST ACCUSED OF ATTACKING A MAN ON A BICYCLE.

DETECTIVES SAY HOUSTON WIMBISH TAUNTED A BICYCLIST WHILE THEY WERE RIDING ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD NEAR MCGREGOR BOULEVARD LAST MONTH.

WITNESSES SAY HE SMACKED THE BICYCLIST WITH HIS HAND. THEN DROVE INTO THE BACK OF HIS BICYCLE, KNOCKING BOTH OF THEM TO THE GROUND.

DETECTIVES SAY WIMBISH THEN TRIED TO PUNCH A GOOD SAMARITAN WHO STOPPED TO HELP.

WITNESSES AND EVIDENCE AT THE SCENE HELPED POLICE TRACK HIM DOWN. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES MURDER INTERVIEW-trxSSTOPS-OC-SOT-OC


TONIGHT - A GRIEVING FAMILY PREPARES TO SAY GOODBYE.

SERGEY CHEPCHUGOV WAS SHOT TO DEATH IN THE BACK YARD OF HIS NORTH NAPLES HOME SUNDAY.

HIS NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS IS CHARGED WITH THE CRIME.

They took his life in one split second. All of our lives changed then. Just flipped upside down.

TODAY HIS DAUGHTER OPENED UP TO NBC-2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS ABOUT HOW HER FATHER DIED. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES MURDER INTERVIEW-BNR-PKG


trt 1:27

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Marina Kolesnikova

Victim's Daughter

MARINA KOLESNIKOVA IS HOLDING ON TO MEMORIES.

NAT

it was just a normal day----

SHE REMEMBERS THE LAST TIME SHE SAW HER DAD- SERGEY CHEPCHUGOV-- SUNDAY NIGHT

:06

Marina Kolesnikova

Victim's Daughter

We had dinner, we laughed, we told jokes. We had chickens in the back.

HOURS LATER-- SHE GOT A CALL FROM HER MOM

SAYING HER DAD-HAD BEEN SHOT.

HE DIED THAT NIGHT IN THE HOSPITAL.

Marina Kolesnikova

Victim's Daughter

:13

I just couldn't believe it.

Somehow until the last minute I just didn't think he would pass away. I just thought he would fight through and be strong and come back.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM 2011-

NBC2 FOUND SURGEY CHEPCHUGOV WORKING IN HIS YARD IN NAPLES.

HIS DAUGHTER SAYS-SEEING IT-BRINGS COMFORT TO HER FAMILY.

Marina Kolesnikova

Victim's Daughter

:06

We both just broke down. He was there alive.

NOW THAT HIS SUSPECTED KILLERS ARE IN JAIL-

MARINA IS HOPING FOR JUSTICE FOR HER FAMILY.

Marina Kolesnikova

Victim's Daughter

:08

They took his life in one split second. All of our lives changed then. Just flipped upside down.

A VIEWING IS SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT IN NAPLES.

AND ALTHOUGH MARINA SAYS SHE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND HER FATHER'S DEATH--

SHE KNOWS HIS LIFE-WON'T BE FORGOTTEN.

Marina Kolesnikova

Victim's Daughter

:05

He was always willing to help and always was there for us

:07

There's no other memories than happy. Everything. All of our times together

IN NAPLES, CA NBC2. Return to index of stories...


MOULTON CHARGES-SSTOPS


ROBERT AND DEBORAH MOULTON ARE CHARGED IN HIS DEATH.

SHE'S DUE BACK IN COURT LATER THIS MONTH.

ROBERT HAS AN APPEARANCE SCHEDULED FOR JUNE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO RICK-SS-EANIBOX


ANOTHER NEIGHBORHOOD DISPUTE LANDED A COLLIER COUNTY WOMAN IN JAIL TONIGHT.

34 YEAR OLD STACY SCUDERI IS ACCUSED OF ATTACKING HER NEIGHBOR IN HER GARAGE.

WITH THIS LATEST INCIDENT -

WE WANTED TO KNOW.JUST HOW COMMON NEIGHBOR DISPUTES ARE; AND HOW HOMEOWNERS SHOULD HANDLE THEM.

NBC2'S RICK RITTER IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE COLLIER COUNTY COURTHOUSE WITH SOME ANSWERS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES TRESPASS ARREST-REM26-LIVE


-CCSO TELLS ME DISPUTES BETWEEN NEIGHBORS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A PROBLEM

-BUT THEY'VE BEEN GETTING MORE OF THESE TYPES OF CALLS OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS

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NAPLES TRESPASS ARREST-BNR-PKG


NEIGHBOR VERSUS NEIGHBOR.

Capt. Tim Guerrette/CCSO/23:24:53 "We take all of these incidents seriously."

CONFLICTS THAT CAN TEAR LIVES APART.

Capt. Guerrette/23:24:56 "every situation is independent."

CAPTAIN TIM GUERRETTE SAYS EVERY ARGUMENT HAS ITS OWN ROOT.

AND THE NUMBER ONE THING HOMEOWNERS ​should do from the start - GET LAW ENFORCEMENT INVOLVED.

Capt. Guerrette/23:24:59 "we try to determine how we can better mediate or mitigate the problem."

BUT EVERY PROBLEM ISN'T BLACK AND WHITE.

Capt. Guerrette/23:25:13 "unfortunately with the laws that we have we can't always solve the problem there."

GUERRETTE SAYS 95% OF THE CALLS ARE USUALLY HANDLED AND DONE WITH.

WHILE THE OTHER 5%.

Capt. Guerrette/23:28:49 "there is a small percentage where the neighbors do get so heated, so frustrated and there is violence."

CAN END WITH CONFRONTATIONS LIKE THIS.

JUST LAST NIGHT - DEPUTIES ARRESTED 34-YEAR-OLD ​Stacy Scuderi AND CHARGED HER WITH TRESPASSING AND BATTERY.

THIS - AFTER DEPUTIES SAY SHE ​was ​TRESPASS ​ing IN HER NEIGHBOR'S GARAGE.

Angela Sutherland/Naples/23:07:03 "she came towards me in my garage and attacked me in my garage."

A BIZARRE INCIDENT NEIGHBORS CAUGHT THE END OF​, ​ON CAMERA -

John Sutherland/22:51:16 "the minute i saw her on my property i've been instructed by the ccso to take a video of some kind." "this is about one family causing complete and utter havoc."

THE COUPLE SAYS THEY'VE DOCUMENTED EVERY INCIDENT OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS.

ANOTHER SMART THING HOMEOWNERS CAN DO.

Capt. Gurrette/23:27:56 "i know we've communicated with them for several years in this one situation, they have done the right thing as far as giving us a call."

BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY - ALTERCATIONS LIKE THIS - ARE EXACTLY WHAT DEPUTIES ARE TRYING TO AVOID.

Capt. Gurrette/23:28:58 "our goal is to eliminate any type of violence, injury and we don't want to see an outcome that would be negative." Return to index of stories...


NAPLES TRESPASS ARREST-REM26-LIVE


-AGAIN, IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS LIKE THIS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

-CCSO URGES HOMEOWNERS TO CALL THEM IMMEDIATELY

-GET THEM INVOLVED BEFORE THE SITUATION GETS ANY WORSE

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MARCO PD CHIEF RESIGNING-trxOC-SS


BREAKING NEW INFORMATION AT SIX - the MARCO ISLAND POLICE CHIEF IS STEPPING DOWN.

DON HUNTER JOINED THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AFTER SEVERING AS THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF.

HUNTER'S LAST DAY IS JUNE FIRST. Return to index of stories...


FL AMBER ALERT-trxOC-(2)SS


BREAKING NEWS OPEN

FLORIDA INVESTIGATORS ISSUED AN AMBER ALERT FOR A TWO YEAR OLD GIRL FROM THE EAST COAST.

POLICE BELIEVE SHE MAY BE TRAVELING WITH THIS WOMAN, CASSANDRA EDMONDS.

THE GIRL WAS LAST SEEN IN RIVIERA BEACH IN WEST PALM THIS AFTERNOON.

OFFICERS ARE LOOKING FOR A 2012 BLUE CHRYSLER WITH MINNESOTA PLATES

THE LICENSE NUMBER IS ON YOUR SCREEN. Return to index of stories...


ALLEGED TEEN RAPIST-SS-VO


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES CAUGHT A TEENAGER THEY SAY RAPED A FORT MYERS WOMAN IN FRONT OF HER GRANDDAUGHTER.

19 YEAR OLD WILLIAM PENNEBAKER IS ACCUSED OF BREAKING INTO A PINE MANOR HOME, HOLDING A WOMAN AT KNIFE POINT, AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTIONG HER.

DETECTIVES TRACKED HIM DOWN BY MATCHING HIS D-N-A IN A NATIONAL DATABASE.

HE APPEARED IN COURT TODAY IN A PROTECTIVE VEST.

THE JUDGE SAID HE'S A FLIGHT RISK SO PENNEBAKER WAS DENIED BOND. Return to index of stories...


US 41 CLOSURE-trxOC-ZMAP


A TRAFFIC ALERT IN COLLIER COUNTY.

A PORTION OF U-S 41 IN COLLIER COUNTY

WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN TRIANGLE AND COLLIER BOULEVARDS.

CREWS HAVE TO REPLACE A STORMWATER PIPE.

THE INTERSECTION WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FIVE MONDAY MORNING. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO MATT-OC-NATVO-EANIBX


THERE IS A FINAL PUSH TO STOP A LAW THAT COULD INCREASE THE SPEED LIMITS ON FLORIDA HIGHWAYS.

nats of traffic

TONIGHT -- SOME ARE CALLING ON GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT TO VETO THE BILL.

NBC2'S MATT WRIGHT IS LIVE ALONG I-75 -

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75 ON 75 CONCERNS-REM7-LIVE


THIS BILL WOULD NOT MEAN AN IMMEDIATE SPEED LIMIT CHANGE.

INSTEAD IT GIVES THE STATE DISCRETION TO RAISE LIMITS ON SOME HIGHWAYS TO SEVENTY FIVE.

OPPONENTS ARE SAYING NOT SO FAST. Return to index of stories...


75 ON 75 CONCERNS-PKG


John Risk

AAA

32-37

Lt Gregory Bueno

Florida Highway Patrol

52-56

TRT: 56

NATS OF HIGHWAY

SEVENTY MILE PER HOUR SPEED LIMITS COULD SOON BE IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR.

NATS

A BILL TO RAISE FLORIDA'S SPEED LIMITS BARELY PASSED THE STATE LEGISLATURE. AND IS NOW HEADED TO THE GOVERNOR'S DESK.

SOME FEEL A NEED FOR MORE SPEED.

charles wagner

driver

28:43 no problem with me

OPPONENTS WANT THE GOVERNOR TO PUT ON THE BRAKES.

SOT

francesca tyl

driver

31:43 i hope he vetoes it 45

BUTT TO

31:14 i think it's a terrible law. i think they should leave the speed limit alone. 18

TRIPLE A POINTS TO STATISTICS SHOWING HIGHER SPEED LIMITS LEAD TO HIGHER DEATH TOLLS.

John Risk

AAA Field Insurance Manager

24:55 that's what we still stand for is having safer roads. and we feel this law goes against keeping our roads safe 25:01

YESTERDAY A STATE TROOPER AT A FUNERAL OF A COLLEAGUE KILLED ALONG A HIGHWAY ASKED THE GOVERNOR TO USE HIS VETO POWER.

FHP IS NOT TAKING AN OFFICIAL STANCE. BUT SAYS IT WILL ENFORCE THE LEGAL SPEED LIMIT.

70 OR NOT.

LT GREG BUENO

32:46 what we tell drivers and what we expect drivers to do is to abide by that speed limit whatever it is 51 Return to index of stories...


75 ON 75 CONCERNS-REM7-LIVE


WHEN WE ASKED IF THE GOVERNOR WOULD BE SIGNING THIS BILL -- HIS OFFICE DODGED OUR QUESTION.

ONLY SAYING HE'LL REVIEW IT WHEN IT GETS TO HIS DESK.

IF HE DOES SIGN IT THE BILL TAKES EFFECT JULY FIRST.

LIVE ALONG I-75 MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING APPEARANCE-VO-SS


A MAN ARRESTED FOR A MIDDAY SHOOTING IN FORT MYERS WAS OUT ON BOND FOR A PREVIOUS ARREST.

ORENTAL ALLEN WENT BEFORE A JUDGE THIS MORNING.

THE JUDGE REFUSED TO GRANT HIM BOND FOR HIS MOST RECENT CHARGES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY ALLEN WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING NEAR TERRY PARK ON WEDNESDAY.

ONE PERSON WAS HIT BY A BULLET, BUT HE IS EXPECTED TO BE OK.

HE FACES SEVERAL FELONIES, INCLUDING ATTEMPTED MURDER. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE REPORT-BNR-TBD


NEW AT 6 BANNER

WE'RE GETTING OUR FIRST REPORTS OF THE YEAR OF RED TIDE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

BUT THEY ARE JUST TRACE AMOUNTS.

FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE DETECTED THE ALGAE BLOOM NEAR LOVER'S KEY IN ESTERO.

BUT IT'S SO FAINT, YOU PROBABLY WON'T NOTICE IT IF YOU HIT THE BEACH THIS WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


FLORIDA'S WAR ON PAIN PILLS HAS AN UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE.

21;52;01-06 // "We're seeing it through all facets, not just lower income. It's middle and upper income people."

PEOPLE ARE NOW TURNING TO ANOTHER ILLICIT DRUG - HEROIN.

THE NBC2 INVESTIGATORS REVEAL WHO IS NOW USING IT. WHAT WE FOUND MIGHT SURPRISE YOU.

PLUS - NORTH FORT MYERS GRAD SAMMY WATKINS HAS DAY ONE UNDER HIS BELT IN THE N-F-L.

WHAT HE HAS TO SAY ABOUT LAST NIGHT'S DRAFT.

AD LIB WEATHER TEASE Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) heroin rise-SOTVO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) sammy watkins-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOTTOPS


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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NAPLES BAND MACYS PARADE-OC-NATVO-WIPE


A NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL IS HEADING TO THE BIG APPLE FOR ONE OF THE BIGGEST THANKSGIVING CELEBRATIONS.

nats of cheers

NEXT YEAR, GULF COAST HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND WILL PERFORM DURING THE MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE.

THE BAND IS ONE OF ONLY A HANDFUL OF OTHER HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY ACCEPTED.

THEY WILL BE THE ONLY BAND FROM FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BAND MACYS PARADE-SOTVO


Felipe Guerra, senior 04:27:01-:07

This is definitely a special surprise we always wanted to have happen and I'm glad it finally did.

Steve DeLadurantey, GCHS Band Director 04:01:22-:27

This is the biggest event a high school marching band can possibly do because it's national tv.

IT WILL COST THE BAND ABOUT HALF A MILLION DOLLARS TO FUND THE TRIP. Return to index of stories...


ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

SLIGHT RAIN CHANCES FOR MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND

We closed the work week with plenty of heat and humidity, with highs area wide again in the low 90s. It will stay warm this evening, with a few clouds and temps falling into the 80s. Overnight, some light fog may develop inland with lows in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Rain chances will be on the increase starting Saturday. More moisture will work into the region, resulting in more cloud cover. A few very isolated rain showers will be possible in the afternoon as the sea breeze works into the area, but most of the area will stay dry. Highs will be in the low 90s.

Mother's Day will also feature plenty of heat and chance of a few showers. Again, rain chances will be isolated and most of the area will stay dry. Highs for Mom's Day will climb again into the low 90s.

Slight rain chances linger to start next week, with partly cloudy skies Monday and highs in the upper 80s.

Two storm systems will take aim at Florida by Tuesday. These systems will bring a better chance of showers and storms to the area. Right now, the best chance for rain looks to be on Wednesday and possibly into Thursday.

Both systems will slowly exit the area late week, but there is some uncertainty as to whether rain chances will extend into late Thursday and Friday. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CLIFTON-2SH-BUB 3SH


THE STATE CRACKDOWN ON PILL MILLS AND PAIN MEDICATION IS FORCING ADDICTS TO FIND ANOTHER WAY TO GET HIGH

TONIGHT - NBC2 UNCOVERS - MORE PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDIA ARE TURNING TO HEROIN.

EXPERTS SAY IT'S CHEAP AND UNFORTUNATELY EASY TO FIND.

NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING THIS BOOMING TREND, CLIFTON. Return to index of stories...


HEROIN RISE-BUBBA


PETER; HEROIN IS NO LONGER AN UNDERGROUND DRUG -- IT'S FRONT AND CENTER RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


HEROIN RISE-trxPKG


NATS PILLS

IT'S A COMMON STORY --

WHAT'S THOUGHT TO BE A MINOR INJURY, SOME DENTAL WORK, MAYBE EVEN A TRIP TO THE HOSPITAL -- LEADS TO AN UNCONTROLLABLE ADDICTION.

03;41;53-42 // "I was in sales, I did very well. You know, normal is the word that comes to mind."

FOR THIS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAN -- IT WAS A CAR ACCIDENT.

03;37;22-29 // "Severe face trauma and my femur and hip collided and broke."

NOW 4 MONTHS SOBER -- THIS MAN WHO WISHES TO BE KNOWN AS BOB -- SAYS HIS ADDICTION STARTED WITH PAIN MEDICATION.

HE LIKED THE MEDICINE, LIKED THE HIGH -- AND WHEN HE TRIED TO STOP TAKING THE PRESCRIBED PILLS -- HE HAD EXCRUCIATING WITHDRAWS.

03;39;54-01 // "I got sick, I got super sick, and at that point, I didn't even know about withdraw's, I didn't know what that was about."

GETTING MORE PILLS WAS A CHALLENGE.

"New regulations and laws have made it more difficult for people to get prescription pain killers. Once these prescriptions run out, a lot of people turn to the street."

03;40;07-09 // Bob: "That's what made it very easy to jump to heroin."

TURNS OUT -- BOB IS FAR FROM ALONE.

Alejandro Garcia-Barbon // 07;16;05-16 "We have seen a decrease in pain killer usage transfering into more of a heroin use."

ALEJANDRO GARCIA-BARBON WORKS FOR SALUS CARE; A DRUG REHABILITATION CENTER.

7 OR 8 YEARS AGO, HE MAINLY SAW ALCOHOLICS --

IN THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS PILL ADDICTS --

MOST RECENTLY, HEROIN.

27;45-53 // "75 percent of our patients are opiate users and the majority of them now are using heroin"

21;52;01-06 // "We're seeing it through all facets, not just lower income. It's middle and upper income people."

THAT'S THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT'S UNDERCOVER NARCOTICS SERGEANT.

HE NOTICED THE INCREASE IN HEROIN A YEAR AND A HALF AGO.

53;13-16 /// "It's city wide, it doesn't know one geographic location."

AND IT'S GRASP IS GROWING.

ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, IN 2011 -- THERE WERE A TOTAL OF 922 HEROIN ARRESTS STATE WIDE --

IN 2012 -- IT JUMPED SLIGHTLY TO ONE-THOUSAND-45 --

LAST YEAR -- ONE-THOUSAND-545 ARRESTS - A 50% INCREASE.

AND FROM ALL INDICATIONS; IT'S GRASP IS GROWING.

Time code??? // "i'ts really easy to fall, it's really easy to fall. Never in a million years did I ever think I would become an addict." Return to index of stories...


HEROIN RISE-BUBBA


WHILE HEROIN AND PAIN MEDS ARE SIMILAR; HEROIN IS MUCH CHEAPER AND MORE READILY AVAILABLE.

THOSE THINGS ALSO MAKE IT MORE DANGEROUS; BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S MADE FROM; OR WHERE IT CAME FROM. Return to index of stories...


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BREAKING NEWS IN PASCO COUNTY.

A BRUSH FIRE HAS TORCHED AT LEAST 20 ACRES

MAIN ROADS ARE BEING SHUT DOWN AS FIREFIGHTERS TRY TO GET THE FLAMES UNDER CONTROL. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SAMMY INTRODUCED-SOT


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SAMMY WATKINS-ON CAM


THERE WAS NO CLAPPING TODAY.BECAUSE IT WAS A ROOM FULL OF MEDIA PEOPLE. THERE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE CHEERING.

LEAVE THAT TO THE BILLS FANS. AND IT'S BEEN A VERY POSITIVE REACTION TO THE BILLS DRAFTING SAMMY WATKINS IN LAST NIGHT'S FIRST ROUND OF THE NFL DRAFT. Return to index of stories...


SAMMY WATKINS-VOTOPS-WIPE


SAMMY MET THE BUFFALO MEDIA IN-PERSON FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS AFTERNOON.

WITH HIS MOM AND DAD ON-HAND.HE ANSWERED 12 MINUTES OF QUESTIONS ABOUT BEING THE 4TH OVERALL PICK.BEING A FAN OF THE TEAM.AND HOW HE ADJUST TO THE NFL.

TOOK PICTURES INSIDE THE LCOKER ROOM.ON THE FIELD AT RALPH WILSON STADIUM

THE SOUTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL GRAD.WAS ASKED.DOES HE FEEL THE PRESSURE OF BEING THE 4TH OVERALL PICK. Return to index of stories...


SAMMY WATKINS-SOT-WIPE


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BILLS TRADE JOHNSON-VOTOPS-WIPE


SINCE LAST NIGHT.THE BILLS MADE IT CLEAR.SAMMY IS GOING TO BE ON THE FIELD.

AND TO MAKE MORE PASSES AVAILABLE TO HIM.THE BILLS TRADED THEIR TOP WIDE RECEIVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS.STEVIE JOHNSON.TO THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS.FOR A CONDITIONAL 4TH ROUND PICK. Return to index of stories...


NFL DRAFT TONIGHT-CGTOPS


AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR.THE DRAFT CONTINUES WITH ROUNDS TWO AND THREE.

CARLOS HYDE.THE NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL GRAD AND FORMER OHIO STATE RUNNING BACK.COULD BE THE FIRST RUNNING BACK TAKEN IN THE DRAFT. LIKELY IN THE 2ND ROUND.

SAMMY'S BROTHER.JAYLEN.WHO STARRED AT CAPE HIGH AND FLORIDA.HAD GREAT PRE=DRAFT WORKOUTS. COULD ALSO GO TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


US ARMY NOMINEES-ON CAM


BEFORE SAMMY GOT DRAFTED.HE PLAYED IN THE U-S ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL.

TODAY.57 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS-TO-BE WERE AMONG THE PLAYERS NOMINTED TO PLAY IN NEXT JANAURY'S NATIONALLY TELEVISED GAME. Return to index of stories...


US ARMY NOMINEES-CG-VOBOX


WE GOT OUT HANDS ON THIS LIST OF 57 NOMINEES FROM FLORIDA.

IT INCLUDES ISLAND COAST HIGH SCHOOL DEFENSIVE LINEMAN MARLON GONZALEZ.

AND LELY DEFENSIVE LINEMAN MARCUS BROWN.

THE LIST OF 400 NOMINEES NATIONALLY.IS TRIMMED IN SEPTEMBER TO 90 SENIORS WHO WILL PLAY IN THE GAME NEXT JANUARY IN SAN ANTONIO. Return to index of stories...


GEORGE MCNEILL-ON CAM


NORTH HIGH ALUM.GEORGE MCNEILL MADE 5 BIRDIES.SHOT A SECOND ROUND 4-UNDER PAR 68 AT THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP IN PONTE VEDRA BEACH.

MCNEILL IS AT 5 UNDER FOR THE TOURNAMENT.CURRENTLY TIED FOR 8TH PLACE.BUT 7 SHOTS OF THE PACE OF LEADER MARTIN KAYMER. Return to index of stories...


FGCU MURRAY-VOTOPS


AND IT COULD BE FGCU BASBEALL HISTORY TONIGHT AT SWANSON STADIUM.

SOPHOMORE PITCHER MICHAEL MURRAY IS ON THE MOUND MAKING THE START TONIGHT VS. EAST TENNESSEE STATE.

WITH HIS 12TH WIN OF THE SEASON.MURRAY WOULD SET THE NEW SCHOOL RECORD FOR PITCHING WINS IN ONE SEASON. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


MURRAY HAS NOT LOST A START THIS SEASON.

AND CANTERBURY SCHOOL AND BISHOP VEROT HIGH SCHOOL PLAY IN REGIONAL FINALS IN THE STATE TOURNAMENT.

WINS SEND THEM TO JET-BLUE PARK AND THE STATE SEMIFINALS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE CLASSIFICATIONS. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-VO


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MOMS OF NBC2-4SH-(4)SS


THIS WEEKEND IS MOTHER'S DAY AND WE WANTED TO TAKE TIME TO THANK THE MOMS IN OUR LIVES.

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CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...