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HEADLINES-MO WEAPONS IN HOTEL ARREST-OC, VO
A) CAPE CREEPER-SOTVO HOTEL STATEMENT-OC, CG (2)
B) TWO YEAR OLD DROWNS-VO TEASE TWO-TRX
C) COLLIER GUN REPORT-SS A) NO POWERBALL WINNERS-VOTOPS
FIRST ALERT WEATHER-CLIP B) ME TOO CREATOR-VOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-CHROMA FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
NEWS ALERT-CLIP FORECAST-3 SHOT
JULIANNE CAPE CREEPS-ON CAM FORECAST-WALL
JULIANNE CAPE CREEPS-VO IN AUX NEW RIGHT NOW-CLIP
JULIANNE CAPE CREEPS-PKG NO POWERBALL WINNERS-BAMKEYR
JULIANNE CAPE CREEPS-VO IN AUX MEETOO CREATOR BALL DROP-OC, VO
NEW TONIGHT-CLIP NYE FIREWORKS NAPLES-OC, CG
JOE TWO YEAR OLD DROWNS-ON CAM, MAP NYE FIREWORKS CAPE CORAL-ONCAM
JOE TWO YEAR OLD DROWNS-VO IN TOUCH UBER SAFETY-OC, VO
JOE TWO YEAR OLD DROWNS-PKG NEW TONIGHT-CLIP
JOE TWO YEAR OLD DROWNS-VO IN TOUCH NO MORE GUESTS AT DISNEY-OTS
NEWS ALERT-CLIP NEW RIGHT NOW-CLIP
MULTIPLE OFC SHOT, DENVER-SOTTOPS NURSING HOME DEATHS-OC, VO
MULTIPLE OFC SHOT, DENVER-OC, VO NEW-TRX
MULTIPLE OFC SHOT, DENVER-SOTTOPS WIPE GOV. SCOTT AND TRUMP-OTS
PROCESSION FOR DEPUTY-VOTOPS SPORTS-MO
CRIME ALERT-CLIP TEASE SPORTS-2 SHOT
TAMPA SHOOTING-ON CAM A) NFL-VOTOPS
BOYNTON BEACH SHOOTING-ON CAM B) FGCU MEN-VOTOPS
MIAMI BEACH SEXUAL ASSLT-OC, SS SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
PASCO DUI ARREST-OC, SS SPORTS SEGMENT
CRIME ALERT-CLIP FLORIDA TECH AT FGCU MBB-OCVOWIPE
MAN FLASHES GUN AT COPS-OC, SS DOOLEY POST-SOTTOPS
THIEF STEALS 20 SEMI TIRES-ON CAM DOLPHINS BUCS SCORE-OCCGWIPE
KEY WEST IN COUPLE-OC, SS JETS AT PATRIOTS-VOTOPSWIPE
TEASE ONE-CLIP BROWNS AT STEELERS-VOTOPSWIPE
B) WEAPONS IN HOTEL-VOTOPS VIKINGS EARN BYE-VOTOPS
WEATHER-TOUCH ORANGE BOWL RECAP-OCVO IN AUX
CRIME ALERT-CLIP ORANGE BOWL RECAP-VOTOPSWIPE
THREE SHOT IN FLORIDA-OC, VO JETS KICKER-VOTOPS
FLORIDA HIGHWAY SHUT DOWN-OC, MAP CLOSE-4SHOT
HORSE DUI FLORIDA-OC, SS  


HEADLINES-MO


1:23:55 - 57: you know, i have four children so it is very scary.

A CREEPER IN CAPE CORAL.

NEIGHBORS ON HIGH ALERT --

AFTER A STRANGER IS CAUGHT --

SNAPPING A PICTURE OF SOMEONE'S FRONT DOOR.

PLUS --

A FAMILY --

ENDING THE YEAR --

WITHOUT THEIR TWO-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER --

AFTER SHE DROWNS IN THEIR COMMUNITY POOL.

AND --

A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAN --

ARRESTED FOR PULLING A GUN --

ON DEPUTIES. Return to index of stories...


A) CAPE CREEPER-SOTVO


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B) TWO YEAR OLD DROWNS-VO


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C) COLLIER GUN REPORT-SS


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FIRST ALERT WEATHER-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-CHROMA


Forecast: Major changes coming to Southwest Florida's weather

The new year will usher in a new weather pattern over Southwest Florida that will persist through at least next weekend. This pattern means business; as our skies will cloud up, rain will become possible, the wind will pick up and temperatures will drop in a big way as early as New Year's Day Monday.

Let's start with tonight though. Luckily, the storm system bringing the weather changes is far enough away from our area that our New Year's Eve plans will have nice conditions. If you're headed to Naples Pier for the fireworks at 7:30 tonight, the balloon drop at 9 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers, or the midnight ball drop in the River District you can expect sky conditions to range from mostly clear to partly cloudy. Temperatures are forecast to be in the low 60s by 7 and 8 p.m., with temperatures around 60 at the stroke of midnight. If your not a fan of cooler weather, be sure to have a sweater or sweatshirt on hand of any outdoor parties.

Related story: New Year's Eve celebrations in Southwest Florida

We'll start to notice changes in our weather after midnight on Monday morning. That's when clouds will be on the increase, along with the chance for some showers that will stay in the forecast through Monday. Though rain totals will likely be less than 1" on Monday, passing nuisance showers can be expected as cooler air in the afternoon keeps highs below average for the first day of January. Our high on Monday is forecast to hit just 68 degrees, with overnight lows on Monday falling into the low 50s in Lee and Collier Counties, with 40s in Charlotte and inland counties.

The system bringing the changing weather on Monday will influence our forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday as well. This means that each day will feature cloudy to at times overcast conditions with mid-day highs in the low 60s. The wind will be breezy, with pesky showers in the region as well.

The second phase of this storm system will develop by Thursday and Friday. What will happen is that the storm system will move away from us, but in doing so pull down even colder air into South Florida. Given the way the forecast looks right now, highs on Thursday and Friday can be expected to only top out around 60 degrees, with regionwide overnight low temperatures in the 40s.

Boating Forecast

Boating is not advised on New Year's Day Monday. Winds will begin the day hailing from the southwest, but turn from the northwest in the afternoon as a result of the storm system moving in. The wind speed is likely to increase as the day goes on, picking up to 15-20 knots by afternoon. Inland waters are expected to by choppy.

With windy weather expected on Tuesday and Wednesday, please use caution if trying to boat for the next several days. Return to index of stories...


NEWS ALERT-CLIP


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JULIANNE CAPE CREEPS-ON CAM


FROM YOUR CAPE CORAL NEWS TEAM --

A MAN CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

WALKING UP TO A HOME --

AND TAKING A PICTURE OF THE DOOR --

BEFORE QUICKLY RUNNING OFF.

NBC-2'S JULIANNE DELL SPOKE TO THE HOMEOWNER AND NEIGHBORS WHO SAY IT'S EXPECIALLY CONCERNING --

AFTER RECENT HOME INVASIONS IN THE COMMUNITY.

Headed to the NW Cape to talk to folks about the creepy guy taking a picture of someone's door. Sent a FB message to the woman who posted the surveillance video, but ran a comp and will head to the address and try to talk to her/neighbors. Will tie it in with the recent rash of home invasions in the Cape.

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JULIANNE CAPE CREEPS-VO IN AUX


THEY ALL TELL ME THEY'RE ALL RAISING THE ALARM TODAY --

BECAUSE WHILE THAT MAN CAUGHT ON CAMERA DIDN'T TAKE ANYTHING --

HE'S STOLEN THEIR SENSE OF SECURITY. Return to index of stories...


JULIANNE CAPE CREEPS-PKG


1:32:37 I COULDN'T SLEEP LAST NIGHT. JUST NERVOUS 40

THIS NORTHWEST CAPE HOMEOWNER --

IS STILL TOO SCARED TO SHOW HER FACE --

AFTER HER SECURITY CAMERA CAUGHT A MAN APPROACHING HER HOME ON FRIDAY.

HOMEOWNER

1:13:15 WE SAW A GENTLEMAN WALK UP TO THE DOOR, AND PLACE HIS HAND ON THE DOOR, AND LOOKED LIKE HE TOOK A PICTURE OF HIS HAND ON THE DOORBELL. DID NOT RING THE DOORBELL AND DID NOT KNOCK 25

SHE SAYS SHE AND HER HUSBAND AREN'T SURE WHAT EXACTLY HE WAS DOING --

BUT WHEN THEY REPORTED IT TO POLICE --

THEY TOLD HER --

IT'S SUSPICIOUS.

HOMEOWNER

1:31:49 VERY SUSPICIOUS HE SAID. UP TO NO GOOD AND THAT THERE HAVE BEEN BREAK-INS AROUND THIS AREA, VEHICLE-WISE, BUT JUST TO KEEP AN EYE OUT 10

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT NEIGHBORS ARE DOING AFTER SEEING THE PICTURES --

WATCHING OUT FOR OTHERS.

TERRY

1:25:47 THE PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARE VIGILENT 51

1:26:34 IT'S A GOOD IDEA FOR EVERYBODY TO WATCH EACH OTHER'S HOUSE 37

AS WELL AS FOR THEMSELVES.

JAMIE

1:23:55 I HAVE FOUR CHILDREN SO IT IS VERY SCARY WITH THE THOUGHT OF SOMEONE COMING IN, TESTING OUT OUR DOORS 01

1:25:35 DEFINITELY SOMETHING YOU WANT TO DEFINITELY MAKE SURE YOU'RE A LITTLE MORE SECURE 39

1:25:30 MAKING SURE THE WINDOWS ARE LOOKED AS WELL AS THE DOORS AND THE PATIO DOORS 35

BEFORE BEING DELETED --

BECAUSE SAFETY CONCERNS --

THE HOMEOWNER'S FACEBOOK POST WARNING OTHERS HAD MORE THAN 500 SHARES --

TERRY

1:27:23 IF WE'RE ABLE TO ACTUALLY IDENTIFY HIM WE CAN PUT A STOP TO IT BEFORE ANYTHING HAPPENS 28 Return to index of stories...


JULIANNE CAPE CREEPS-VO IN AUX


IF YOU KNOW THIS MAN'S IDENTITY --

YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO TONIGHT, JULIANNE DELL, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT-CLIP


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JOE TWO YEAR OLD DROWNS-ON CAM, MAP


A COLLIER COUNTY FAMILY IS ENDING THE YEAR WITHOUT THEIR BABY GIRL --

AFTER INVESTIGATORS SAY A 2-YEAR-OLD DROWNED IN A COMMUNITY POOL.

IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY AT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX OFF OF NORTH NINTH STREET IN IMMOKALEE.

NBC-2'S JOE PUTRELO IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO AFTER TALKING TO HEARTBROKEN NEIGHBORS. Return to index of stories...


JOE TWO YEAR OLD DROWNS-VO IN TOUCH


EMERGENCY CREWS RUSHED TO THE TALL PINES APARTMENTS AROUND 3-45 YESTERDAY TO TRY AND SAVE THE LITTLE GIRL.

BUT THEY WERE TOO LATE.

NOW, THE DEARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IS INVESTIGATING HER DROWNING.

We're going to Immokalee to follow up on this 2-year-old drowning story.

Confirmed info:

-Call came in at 3:45 p.m. yesterday.

-2 year old girl was found in a community pool at the complex where she lives.

-Crews tried to save her on scene, in the ambulance and at the hospital; unsuccessful.

-CCSO and DCF investigating.

Brittany sent the address out last night: 606 N. 9th St.

We're heading that way right now. We'll see if families and or neighbors will speak.

I remember over the summer we had a few child drownings. Will tie those in. Return to index of stories...


JOE TWO YEAR OLD DROWNS-PKG


NEIGHBORS TELL US THEY GET AN EERY FEELING AT THE SIGHT OF THEIR COMMUNITY POOL.

DESPITE THE FENCE---

AND WARNING OF NO LIFEGUARD---

2-YEAR-OLD ELIZABETH SEBASTION SOMEHOW DROWNED IN IT YESTERDAY.

Rebeca Perez/Neighbor

00:35:50-03

"It's very painful because the child was very friendly. It's hard to explain that happened in one single moment."

REBECA PEREZ LIVES NEXT DOOR TO THE LITTLE GIRL'S FAMILY.

FOR A MOMENT SHE PUTS HERSELF IN THEIR SHOES.

Rebeca Perez/Neighbor

00:37:23-40

"It's very painful because you can share the pain speaking as a mother. The loss of a child is very painful, especially after carrying it in the womb for 9 months."

SO FAR -- INVESTIGATORS HAVE NOT RELEASED HOW SHE GOT INTO THE POOL.

EMERGENCY WORKERS TRIED TO REVIVE HER AT THE SCENE, IN THE AMBULANCE AND AT THE HOSPITAL --

BUT THEIR EFFORTS WERE UNSUCCESSFUL.

Maria Tobar/Neighbor

00:42:43-59

"I feel very badly about the whole situation because the baby hadn't lived long enough to experience life yet."

THIS MARKS THE FIFTH SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHILD TO DROWN IN A POOL THIS YEAR.

THE GIRL'S FAMILY WAS NOT HOME TODAY.

Maria Tobar/Neighbor

00:45:35-45

"If there's any advice I can give, it's to be careful with your kids." Return to index of stories...


JOE TWO YEAR OLD DROWNS-VO IN TOUCH


MORE THAN 300 CHILDREN DIE FROM DROWNING EACH YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES.

AND IT'S ACTUALLY THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN COLLIER COUNTY FOR KIDS AGES ONE TO FOUR.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO JOE PUTRELO, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


NEWS ALERT-CLIP


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MULTIPLE OFC SHOT, DENVER-SOTTOPS


Sheriff Tony Spurlock/Douglas County:

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MULTIPLE OFC SHOT, DENVER-OC, VO


ONE DEPUTY IS DEAD TONIGHT --

FOUR OTHER INJURED --

AFTER A SHOOTOUT IN COLORADO.

IT HAPPENED AS OFFICERS WERE RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE CALL --

AT A DENVER-AREA APARTMENT COMPLEX.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE SUSPECT WAS SHOT -- AND IS BELIEVED TO BE DEAD.

HIS IDENTITY HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED.

RESIDENTS THERE WERE ORDERED TO SHELTER IN PLACE -- AND STAY INSIDE.

TONIGHT -- THE DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF SPOKE ABOUT HOW TOUGH IT WAS -- TO NOTIFY THE FAMILY -- OF FALLEN DEPUTY ZACKARI PARRISH.

MW-006SU CO:OFFICER KILLED-WITNESS:BARRAGE OF 15-20 SHOTS:41

MW-005SU CO:OFFICER KILLED-WITNESS:"LIKE FIRECRACKERS":26 Return to index of stories...


MULTIPLE OFC SHOT, DENVER-SOTTOPS WIPE


when i sat with his wife:deputy killed/deputy's wife's 'life is over' :34 Return to index of stories...


PROCESSION FOR DEPUTY-VOTOPS


A LINE OF OFFICERS ON MOTORCYCLES LATER ESCORTED PARRISH'S BODY FROM THE HOSPITAL --

AS PEOPLE STOOD ON SIDEWALKS -- SOME HOLDING FLAGS, OTHERS SALUTING.

PARRISH IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE AND TWO YOUNG CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


CRIME ALERT-CLIP


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TAMPA SHOOTING-ON CAM


TAMPA POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A KILLER --

AFTER A MAN WAS SHOT --

AND KILLED SATURDAY NIGHT.

POLICE SAY LARRY COTTON --

AND ANOTHER MAN WERE FOUND SHOT --

IN SEMINOLE HEIGHTS.

BOTH MEN WERE RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL --

WHERE COTTON LATER DIED.

THE OTHER MAN IS IN STABLE CONDITION.

HOMICIDE DETECTIVES SAY THIS SHOOTING --

WAS NOT RANDOM. Return to index of stories...


BOYNTON BEACH SHOOTING-ON CAM


TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD --

AND ONE PERSON IN CUSTODY --

FOLLOWING A SHOOTING IN BOYNTON BEACH THIS AFTERNOON.

SO FAR -- POLICE HAVE NOT RELEASED ANY DETAILS ABOUT WHAT LED UP TO THE SHOOTING -- OR WHO WAS KILLED.

THE INCIDENT IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI BEACH SEXUAL ASSLT-OC, SS


A WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS KIDNAPPED --

AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTED --

WHILE ON A WALK ON MIAMI BEACH --

ON CHRISTMAS.

THE VICTIM SAID --

23-YEAR-OLD DELMAR O'SULLIVAN --

STARTING TOUCHING HER INAPPROPRIATELY --

AND WHEN SHE TRIED TO GET AWAY --

HE GRABBED HER DRAGGED HER TO THE SHORELINE --

AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER.

O'SULLIVAN REACHED OUT TO THE WOMAN SIX DAYS LATER ON SOCIAL MEDIA --

AND ASKED THE WOMAN TO MEET HIM --

BUT INSTEAD HE WAS GREETED BY DETECTIVES WHO ARRESTED HIM. Return to index of stories...


PASCO DUI ARREST-OC, SS


A PASCO COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

TROOPERS SAY MICHAEL ADAY WAS CAUGHT SPEEDING AND WEAVING IN AND OUT OF HIS LANE.

OFFICIALS SAY THE 32-YEAR-OLD DID NOT PASS THE FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS AND TROOPERS COULD SMELL ALCOHOL ON HIS BREATH.

ADAY ADMITTED HE DID HAVE ONE DRINK.

BUT -- A RECEIPT IN HIS POCKET SHOWED A TAB OF 19 DRINKS.

ADAY IS A MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER IN PASCO COUNTY.

http:/wfla.com/2017/12/31/pasco-school-board-candidate-arrested-for-dui/

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – A candidate for the Pasco County School Board was arrested for driving under the influence on Friday, according to an affidavit.

Troopers said 32-year-old Michael Aday was spotted traveling at speeds up to 85 mph in a 50 mph zone. He was weaving from one side of the lane to the other and on two separate occasions, his vehicle was stopped in a crosswalk at a red light, past the stop bar, the affidavit states.

A trooper detected alcohol on his breath and said his eyes were bloodshot, glassy and watery. Aday appeared to have lost his balance, and performed poorly on his field sobriety exercises, the trooper wrote.

Aday admitted to having one drink, but troopers found a receipt in his pocket from a local bar for 19 drinks, totaling $112.

According to the affidavit, Aday was cooperative and agreed to provide a breath sample. The sample gave a reading of BRaC 0.149/0.144, slightly less than double the legal limit.

Aday was arrested for driving under the influence and was booked into the Pinellas County Jail.

Aday is a middle school teacher in Pasco County. He recently announced his candidacy for the Pasco County School Board's District 5 seat. Return to index of stories...


CRIME ALERT-CLIP


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MAN FLASHES GUN AT COPS-OC, SS


A COLLIER COUNTY MAN IS NEARLY SHOT BY A DEPUTY --

AFTER REFUSING TO PUT DOWN HIS GUN.

INVESTIGATORS SAY LEO PEREZ BECAME UPSET --

AFTER SECURITY REFUSED TO LET HIM INSIDE A BAR IN GOLDEN GATE.

THAT'S WHEN HE FLASHED A GUN.

WHEN DEPUTIES ARRIVED -- PEREZ REFUSED TO PUT DOWN THE WEAPON.

REPORTS SHOW ONE DEPUTY FELT HE WAS IN DANGER -- AND WAS PREPARING TO SHOOT PEREZ --

UNTIL PEREZ THREW THE GUN AWAY AT THE LAST SECOND.

HE WAS EVENTUALLY ARRESTED AFTER THE DEPUTY TAZED HIM. Return to index of stories...


THIEF STEALS 20 SEMI TIRES-ON CAM


DEPUTIES IN POLK COUNTY --

ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERSON WHO STOLE 20 NEW SEMI-TRUCK TIRES.

OFFICIALS SAY THE TIRES WERE STOLEN FROM DUNSON HARVESTING COMPANY.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL POLICE. Return to index of stories...


KEY WEST IN COUPLE-OC, SS


A KEY WEST COUPLE IS FACING CHARGES--

FOR SELLING SHRIMP WITHOUT A LICENSE.

THE COUPLE POSTED THESE PHOTOS ONLINE --

SHOWING FIVE POUND BAGS OF SHRIMP FOR FORTY DOLLARS.

A DEPUTY WHO SAW THE POST --

LOOKED TO SEE IF THE COUPLE HAD LICENSES --

BUT NEITHER OF THEM DID.

DETECTIVES SAY THEY MADE MORE THAN 300 DOLLARS SELLING THE SHRIMP. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-CLIP


MAGIC KINGDOM --

STOPS ACCEPTING GUESTS --

ON NEW YEARS EVE.

A DRUNK HOTEL GUEST --

FOUND WITH SEVERAL WEAPONS --

IN HIS ROOM AND CAR. Return to index of stories...


B) WEAPONS IN HOTEL-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-TOUCH


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


CRIME ALERT-CLIP


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THREE SHOT IN FLORIDA-OC, VO


A KENTUCKY MAN VISITING HIS RELATIVES IN FLORIDA SHOOTS THEM BOTH BEFORE TURNING THE GUN ON HIMSELF.

THIS HAPPENED IN POLK COUNTY --

DEPUTIES SAY RICKIE STIPE KILLED HIS NEPHEW AND SHOT HIS NIECE AFTER AN ARGUMENT.

THE 68-YEAR-OLD THEN FATALLY SHOT HIMSELF.

STIPES' WIFE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH CHEST PAINS.

THE CONDITION OF HER NIECE HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED.

http:/wfla.com/2017/12/30/death-investigation-underway-in-polk-city/

AP-FL--Three Shot-Florida

Police: Kentucky man shoots 2 relatives, himself in Florida

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POLK CITY, Fla. - Authorities say a Kentucky man shot two relatives he was visiting in Florida before turning the gun on himself.

In a statement Sunday, Polk County Sheriff's Office spokesman Brian Bruchey said deputies found two men dead and one woman injured at a Polk City home Saturday evening.

Bruchey said Carolyn Stipe of Danville, Kentucky, identified the shooter as her husband, 68-year-old Rickie Gene Stipe.

Stipe told deputies her husband shot their nephew, 65-year-old James Hanks, and Hanks' wife, 59-year-old Kathleen Hanks, before shooting himself.

According to Bruchey's statement, Stipe said her husband refused treatment for schizophrenia. She told authorities her husband had been upset throughout the day, and he shot the other couple after James Hanks confronted him.

Bruchey said Kathleen Hanks was hospitalized with a gunshot wound, and Stipe was hospitalized with chest pains.

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FLORIDA HIGHWAY SHUT DOWN-OC, MAP


FIVE PEOPLE ARE RECOVERING IN THE HOSPITAL TONIGHT --

AFTER A SHOOTING THAT SHUT DOWN A FLORIDA HIGHWAY.

PART OF I-4 IN ORLANDO WAS CLOSED EARLY THIS MORNING.

WITNESSES TOLD POLICE PEOPLE IN TWO CARS WERE SHOOTING AT EACH OTHER.

DONNIE PORTILLO TOLD THE ORLANDO SENTINEL HIS FAMILY WAS DRIVING BACK TO NEW JERSEY WHEN

THEIR CAR WAS HIT WITH BULLETS.

THAT'S WHEN HE SAW THE TWO CARS SHOOTING AT EACH OTHER.

NO OTHER INFORMATION HAS BEEN RELEASED.

AP-FL--Florida Shooting-Highway Closed

Police: Florida highway shut down after shootings; 5 wounded

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Police say five people were wounded in shootings that shut down a Florida highway.

In an Orlando Sentinel report , Orlando Police Lt. Jonathan Bigelow said authorities briefly closed Interstate 4 and Kirkman Road due to "the sheer size of the scene" early Sunday.

Police said witnesses described people in two cars shooting at each other along both roadways. Kirkman Road cuts through part of Orlando's tourist district.

Donnie Portillo said he was driving his family back to New Jersey when their car was hit by gunfire on Interstate 4. Portillo told the newspaper he heard bullets hitting his vehicle's roof and he saw people in two cars shooting at each other.

Officers found two cars damaged by gunfire stopped along the highway.

Police said five people were hospitalized with gunshot wounds. The victims' names were not released.

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HORSE DUI FLORIDA-OC, SS


A JUDGE HAS RULED A DEPUTIES MUST TAKE CUSTODY OF A HORSE--

AFTER THE OWNER WAS CHARGED WITH RIDING DRUNK.

THE JUDGE DETERMINED DONNA BYRNE WAS UNFIT TO CARE FOR THE HORSE.

SHE MUST ALSO COMPLETE TREATMENT FOR ALCOHOL ADDICTION.

BYRE WAS ARRESTED NOVEMBER SECOND.

POLK COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY SHE WAS RIDING HER HORSE DOWN A HIGHWAY.

TESTS SHOWED HER BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS TWICE THE LEGAL LIMIT.

AP-FL--DUI-Horse

Judge: Woman unfit to care for horse after DUI while riding

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BARTOW, Fla. - A judge says a Florida sheriff's office must retain custody of a horse whose owner was charged with driving drunk while riding the animal.

In a report by The Ledger , Polk County Judge Sharon Franklin said 53-year-old Donna Byrne was unfit to care for the horse.

Franklin also said Byrne must complete treatment for alcohol addiction.

Byrne was arrested Nov. 2 after riding her horse down a highway. Police said her breath samples registered a blood alcohol level twice Florida's legal limit.

Byrne's attorney, Craig Whisenhunt, said he would revisit the custody issue at a Jan. 11 hearing regarding additional pending charges of disorderly intoxication, animal endangerment and culpable negligence.

Whisenhunt said he questioned whether the charges applied to Byrne, saying his client had not been disorderly and she was a pedestrian under the law. Return to index of stories...


WEAPONS IN HOTEL ARREST-OC, VO


AN OFF-DUTY HOUSTON POLICE OFFICER'S ENCOUNTER WITH A DRUNK HOTEL GUEST LED TO A GUN BUST.

OFFICERS FOUND SEVERAL WEAPONS IN THE GUEST'S HOTEL ROOM.

THEY ALSO FOUND WEAPONS INSIDE HIS VEHICLE AND TOOK THE MAN IN FOR QUESTIONING.

THE ARREST CAME JUST A FEW HOURS BEFORE THE HOTEL WAS SCHEDULED TO HAVE ITS ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION.

HOUSTON POLICE ARRESTED A MAN THEY SAY WAS DRUNK AND HAD AN ARSENAL OF WEAPONS IN A DOWNTOWN HOTEL.

OFFICERS WERE TRYING TO ARREST THE MAN EARLY THIS MORNING FOR BEING INTOXICATED AND TRESPASSING AT THE HYATT REGENCY HOTEL. WHEN THEY CALLED FOR BACK-UP.

WHEN THAT BACK-UP ARRIVED OFFICERS FOUND AN AR-15, A SHOTGUN, A HANDGUN AND LOTS OF AMMUNITION IN THE MAN'S ROOM ON THE TOP FLOOR.

POLICE HAD THE MAN'S PICK-UP TRUCK TOWED FROM THE SCENE TO EXAMINE IT.

OFFICERS WERE WAITING THE MAN TO SOBER UP BEFORE FULLY INTERVIEWING HIM. Return to index of stories...


HOTEL STATEMENT-OC, CG (2)


THE HOTEL RELEASED THIS STATEMENT ABOUT THE INCIDENT:

THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF OUR GUESTS AND COLLEAGUES IS OUR TOP PRIORITY, AND CONSISTENT WITH THE HOTEL'S PREPARED SECURITY PLANS, HEIGHTENED MEASURES ARE IN PLACE ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.

WE ARE FULLY COOPERATING WITH AUTHORITIES ON AN INVESTIGATION, AND FURTHER QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-TRX


THE POWERBALL JACKPOT CONTINUES TO RISE --

AFTER NO ONE WINS AGAIN!

ONE OF 2017'S MOST INFLUENCIAL PEOPLE --

WITH A BIG JOB --

IN TIME SQUARE --

FOR NEW YEARS. Return to index of stories...


A) NO POWERBALL WINNERS-VOTOPS


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B) ME TOO CREATOR-VOTOPS


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FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-3 SHOT


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FORECAST-WALL


WX RUNDOWN:

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.

Forecast: Major changes coming to Southwest Florida's weather

The new year will usher in a new weather pattern over Southwest Florida that will persist through at least next weekend. This pattern means business; as our skies will cloud up, rain will become possible, the wind will pick up and temperatures will drop in a big way as early as New Year's Day Monday.

Let's start with tonight though. Luckily, the storm system bringing the weather changes is far enough away from our area that our New Year's Eve plans will have nice conditions. If you're headed to Naples Pier for the fireworks at 7:30 tonight, the balloon drop at 9 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers, or the midnight ball drop in the River District you can expect sky conditions to range from mostly clear to partly cloudy. Temperatures are forecast to be in the low 60s by 7 and 8 p.m., with temperatures around 60 at the stroke of midnight. If your not a fan of cooler weather, be sure to have a sweater or sweatshirt on hand of any outdoor parties.

Related story: New Year's Eve celebrations in Southwest Florida

We'll start to notice changes in our weather after midnight on Monday morning. That's when clouds will be on the increase, along with the chance for some showers that will stay in the forecast through Monday. Though rain totals will likely be less than 1" on Monday, passing nuisance showers can be expected as cooler air in the afternoon keeps highs below average for the first day of January. Our high on Monday is forecast to hit just 68 degrees, with overnight lows on Monday falling into the low 50s in Lee and Collier Counties, with 40s in Charlotte and inland counties.

The system bringing the changing weather on Monday will influence our forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday as well. This means that each day will feature cloudy to at times overcast conditions with mid-day highs in the low 60s. The wind will be breezy, with pesky showers in the region as well.

The second phase of this storm system will develop by Thursday and Friday. What will happen is that the storm system will move away from us, but in doing so pull down even colder air into South Florida. Given the way the forecast looks right now, highs on Thursday and Friday can be expected to only top out around 60 degrees, with regionwide overnight low temperatures in the 40s.

Boating Forecast

Boating is not advised on New Year's Day Monday. Winds will begin the day hailing from the southwest, but turn from the northwest in the afternoon as a result of the storm system moving in. The wind speed is likely to increase as the day goes on, picking up to 15-20 knots by afternoon. Inland waters are expected to by choppy.

With windy weather expected on Tuesday and Wednesday, please use caution if trying to boat for the next several days. Return to index of stories...


NEW RIGHT NOW-CLIP


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NO POWERBALL WINNERS-BAMKEYR


WELL IF YOU PLAYED THE POWERBALL LAST NIGHT.CHANCES ARE YOU DIDN'T WIN.

THE JACKPOT ROLLED OVER -- AND IS NOW ESTIMATED TO BE AT 440-MILLION DOLLARS.

YOUR NEXT CHANCE TO WIN THE POWERBALL WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY.

AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT MEGA MILLIONS DRAWINGS ON TUESDAY --

THAT JACKPOT NOW STANDS AT 343 MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


MEETOO CREATOR BALL DROP-OC, VO


THE WOMAN WHO HELPED LAUNCH THE HASHTAG 'ME TOO' MOVEMENT,

WILL BE LAUNCHING TIMES SQUARE'S NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL-DROP.

TAR-ANA BURKE IS A SOCIAL ACTIVIST WHO,

ALONG WITH ACTRESS ALYSSA MILANO --

GOT THE HASHTAG ME-TOO MOVEMENT GOING LAST OCTOBER.

IT ENCOURAGES SEXUAL HARASSMENT VICTIMS TO COME FORWARD.

IN A TWEET, BURKE ANNOUNCED THAT SHE WILL BE PRESSING THE BUTTON TO DROP THE BALL IN NEW YORK.

SHE ALSO SAID, QUOTE "WITH THE NEW YEAR COMES NEW MOMENTUM TO FUEL THIS WORK AND WE WON'T STOP ANY TIME SOON." Return to index of stories...


NYE FIREWORKS NAPLES-OC, CG


YOU HAVE PLENTY OF OPTIONS IF YOU WANT TO SEE SOME FIREWORKS TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR.

THE NAPLES PIER WILL SET OFF NEW YEAR'S EVE FIREWORKS SOON!

THE EVENT IS FROM 7:30 TO 8 P-M TONIGHT.

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NYE FIREWORKS CAPE CORAL-ONCAM


YOU CAN ALSO HEAD OVER TO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER IN CAPE CORAL.

A FIREWORKS SHOW WILL START RIGHT AFTER--AT EIGHT P-M. Return to index of stories...


UBER SAFETY-OC, VO


IF YOU ARE HEADING OUT TO ENJOY THE FESTIVITIES --

BE SURE TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS ON HOW YOU GET HOME.

RIDERS WHO USE THE UBER APP ARE ON HIGH ALERT -- AFTER

A MAN POSING AS AN UBER DRIVER SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AN F-G-C-U STUDENT.

WILLIE FOUST JUNIOR WAS ARRESTED THIS WEEK AFTER THE VICTIM TOLD POLICE HE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER.

OFFICIALS SUGGEST ASKING THE DRIVER TO SEE IF THEY KNOW YOUR NAME--

AND CARPOOLING WITH OTHER PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT-CLIP


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NO MORE GUESTS AT DISNEY-OTS


MAGIC KINGDOM -- IS NOW ACCEPTING NEW GUESTS AFTER

THEY WERE FORCED TO TURN THEM AWAY EARLIER TODAY.

WALT DISNEY WORLD OFFICIALS ORGINALLY RELEASED A STATEMENT

SAYING THAT MAGIC KINGDOM IS NOT ACCEPTING GUESTS AT THIS TIME --

BUT THAT THE OTHER THREE PARKS WERE.

NOW -- THE OFFICIALS SAY MAGIC KINGDOWM IS BACK TO ALLOWING NEW GUESTS TO ENTER THE PARK. Return to index of stories...


NEW RIGHT NOW-CLIP


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NURSING HOME DEATHS-OC, VO


NEW REPORTS ARE GIVING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF JUST HOW HOT --

A HOLLYWOOD NURSING HOME GOT AFTER LOSING POWER DURING IRMA RESULTING IN THE DEATH OF 12 RESIDENTS.

THE AGENCY FOR HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION SAYS TEMPERATURES ROSE TO 99 DEGREES.

THEY SAY TEMPS CLIMED THE HIGHEST ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE REHABILITIATION CENTER

WE'RE TOLD TEN VICTIMS LIVED ON THAT FLOOR.

FEDERAL REGULATORS SAY TEMPERATURES SHOULD NOT EVER RISE ABOVE 81 DEGREES.

THAT'S MORE THAN 15 DEGREES LESS THAN HOW HOT THE FACILITY GOT.

AP-FL--Irma-Nursing Home Deaths

Report: Sweltering temperatures at nursing home after Irma

Eds: APNewsNow.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Florida regulators say temperatures rose to 99 degrees in a sweltering nursing home under investigation for the deaths of 12 residents after Hurricane Irma.

A Sun Sentinel report says a new document filed by the Agency for Health Care Administration says temperatures climbed highest on the second floor of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after the facility lost air conditioning. Ten victims lived on the second floor.

Federal regulations state that temperatures should not rise above 81 degrees.

After reviewing the medical records of most of the home's 141 residents, state regulators said most suffered dehydration or other heat-related symptoms. They said nursing home officials violated state law by not providing "comfortable and safe room temperature levels."

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NEW-TRX


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GOV. SCOTT AND TRUMP-OTS


PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP MET WITH GOVERNER RICK SCOTT TODAY FOR LUNCH.

TRUMP INVITED SCOTT TO DISCUSS ONGOING HURRICANE RECOVERY EFFORTS --

AS WELL AS THE NEED TO IMPROVE THE NATION'S AGING INFRASTRUCTURE. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS-MO


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TEASE SPORTS-2 SHOT


THE 'CANES HAD A DISAPPOINTING END TO THEIR SEASON.

WHAT WENT **WRONG** IN THE ORANGE BOWL LOSS TO WISCONSIN.

PLUS, THE FINAL WEEK OF THE N-F-L- REGULAR SEASON DECIDED IF THE A-F-C- ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL WILL GO THROUGH PITTSBURGH OR NEW ENGLAND.

BUT FIRST, F-G-C-U- BASKETBALL CLOSED OUT THE NON-CONFERENCE REGULAR SEASON ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.

SEE HOW IT WAS A LESS-THAN-STELLAR SHOWING IN FRONT OF THEIR HOME CROWD, NEXT. Return to index of stories...


A) NFL-VOTOPS


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B) FGCU MEN-VOTOPS


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SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS SEGMENT


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FLORIDA TECH AT FGCU MBB-OCVOWIPE


THE F-G-C-U MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM IS PROBABLY WAVING A BIG AND THANKFUL GOODBYE TO 2017.

THE EAGLES ARE 8-8, WITH UNEVEN SHOWINGS THROUGHOUT THE BASKETBALL SEASON.

CASE-IN-POINT: THIS AFTERNOON'S GAME AGAINST DIVISION 2'S FLORIDA TECH THAT SHOULD'VE BEEN A CAKEWALK INSTEAD OF A GUT-IT-OUT GAME THAT CAME DOWN TO THE WIRE.

ZACH JOHNSON, EYING A BIG ACHIEVEMENT, MORE ON HIM IN A BIT.

EAGLES UP 9 AT THE BREAK.

SECOND HALF, MICHAEL GILMORE!

OPENED THE SECOND HALF THE SAME WAY **LAST** GAME, WITH AN ALLY-OOP, COURTESY OF BRANDON GOODWIN.

AND THEN, GOODWIN FINDS Z-J-.

GOODY, 11 ASSISTS, A CAREER-HIGH.

JOHNSON, OVER 1,000 POINTS FOR HIS CAREER, 9TH EVER IN PROGRAM HISTORY.

3RD TO DO SO AS A JUNIOR.

BUT FLORIDA TECH GOES ON AN 11-OH RUN

TAKE THE **LEAD** ON THIS 3-BALL BY RICHARD COIL!

PANTHERS UP 46-44.

AND THE EAGLES RESPOND WITH THEIR OWN 11-OH RUN.

CHRISTIAN TERRELL.

BOTTOMS UP.

F-G-C-U- WINS 62-54, AND HAPPY FOR THEIR JUNIOR GUARD ON HIS MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENT. Return to index of stories...


DOOLEY POST-SOTTOPS


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DOLPHINS BUCS SCORE-OCCGWIPE


IT'S BEEN SURPRISING SEASONS TO SAY THE LEAST FOR THE MIAMI DOLPHINS AND TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS.

IF I TOLD YOU ONLY ONE OF THE THREE FLORIDA TEAMS WAS PLAYOFF-BOUND THIS YEAR, YOU'D PROBABLY PICK ONE OF THE TWO.

INSTEAD, BOTH WILL BE SITTING AT HOME, BUT NOT BEFORE TRYING TO **CLOSE** OUT AT HOME.

DOLPHINS, HOSTING THE BILLS.

BUFFALO, STILL WITH PLAYOFF HOPES, CURRENTLY PITCHING A SHUTOUT, 13-ZIP IN THE 3RD.

MEANWHILE, THE BUCCANEERS DOWN A POINT TO THE SAINTS, 14-13, ALSO IN THE 3RD. Return to index of stories...


JETS AT PATRIOTS-VOTOPSWIPE


JAMES HARRISON, MAKING HIS PATRIOTS DEBUT.

NEW ENGLAND WRAPPING UP HOME-FIELD THROUGHOUT THE A-F-C- WITH A WIN OVER THE JETS.

AND TOM BRADY MADE SURE THEY WEREN'T GONNA DROP A GIMME-GAME AGAINST THEIR A-F-C- EAST RIVALS.

TOUCHDOWN TO BRANDON COOKS MAKES IT 14-3 IN THE 2ND.

AND STHEN, JUST BEFORE THE HALF.

FINDS DION LEWIS.

LEWIS' 2ND T-D- OF THE DAY, ALSO HAD ONE ON THE GROUND.

THE A-F-C- ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL OFFICIALLY GOES THROUGH FOXBORO.

AS THE PATS ROMP THE JETS 26-6. Return to index of stories...


BROWNS AT STEELERS-VOTOPSWIPE


SO STEELERS, SECURE IN THE TWO-SPOT IN THE A-F-C-, ALREADY SITTING THEIR BIG B'S OUT.

NO BIG BEN, LEVEON BELL, OR ANTONIO BROWN.

SO ONLY DRAMA IN THIS ONE WAS IF CLEVELAND COULD AVOID THE DUBIOUS WINLESS MARK IN THE N-F-L-.

AND LOOK LIKE THEY COULD DO IT!

LATE IN THE GAME, DOWN 4.

FACING A 4TH AND 2.

DESHONE KIZER, ESCAPES PRESSURE.

FIRES TO COREY COLEMAN, BUTTERFINGERS.

RIGHT THROUGH HIS HANDS.

BROWNS GONNA BROWN.

CLEVELAND JOINS THE 2008 DETROIT LIONS AS THE ONLY 0-16 TEAMS IN N-F-L- HISTORY, FALLING TO PITTSBURGH 28-24. Return to index of stories...


VIKINGS EARN BYE-VOTOPS


THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS SECURED A FIRST-ROUND BYE WITH A 23-10 WIN OVER THE BEARS.

MACKENSIE ALEXANDER AND JAYRON KEARSE ENJOYING THAT.

VIKINGS STILL HAVE A REALISTIC SHOT TO BECOME THE FIRST TEAM IN N-F-L- HISTORY TO PLAY A SUPER BOWL IN ITS OWN HOME STADIUM. Return to index of stories...


ORANGE BOWL RECAP-OCVO IN AUX


IN LAST NIGHT'S ORANGE BOWL, THE MIAMI HURRICANES CERTAINLY LOST THEIR COOL AGAINST NUMBER SIX WISCONSIN, IN BOTH THE FIGURATIVE AND LITERAL SENSE.

THE -U- SWAG WAS **GONE** AFTER A 14-3 LEAD TURNED INTO A 24-14 DEFICIT.

HIGHLIGHTED BY HEAD COACH MARK RICHT BLOWING A GASKET FOR A HOLDING PENALTY THAT **WASN'T** CALLED, AND GRABBING A HEAD LINESMAN IN THE ARGUMENT. Return to index of stories...


ORANGE BOWL RECAP-VOTOPSWIPE


A LOT OF THE 34-24 LOSS HAD TO DO WITH WINSCONSIN BEATING MIAMI AT ITS OWN GAME.

THE TURNOVER CHAIN MADE A BRIEF APPEARANCE AT THE START, BUT OTHERWISE, PUT AWAY.

AND THE **BADGERS** WERE THE ONES FORCING THREE MIAMI TURNOVERS.

IT'S A DISAPPOINTING WAY TO END THE 2017 SEASON WITH THREE STRAIGHT LOSSES. Return to index of stories...


JETS KICKER-VOTOPS


AND FINALLY, ENDING ON A LIGHT NOTE.

BACK TO THE N-F-L-.

JETS RECEIVER ROBBIE ANDERSON MAKES A TOUGH GRAB.

CELEBRATES BY SPIKING IT OUT-OF-BOUNDS, AND IT HITS A PATRIOTS PLAYER RIGHT IN THE FACE!

THE BEST PART ABOUT THIS, THE SUPERB ACTING JOB BY JOHNSON BADEMOSI, HITTING THE FLOOR LIKE HE JUST GOT SHOT.

GIVE THAT MAN AN ACADEMY AWARD. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


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