NBC2 NEW 6AM on 2's

NBC2 NEW 6AM on 2's

Click here for a text-only version of this page
TRACKED HEADLINES-SOT b) RED TIDE SAILBOAT-VOTOPS
HL4) MATT DOES WEATHER-TRX, ON CAM c) CAPE CREEP-VOTOPS
SHOW OPEN-CLIP BREAK TWO HARD HIT 6:26:19
GOOD MORNING-2-SHOT SHOW OPEN-CLIP
6:00 WEATHER-WX CTR-CHROMA 6:30 WEATHER-WXCTR-CHROMA
NEW THIS MORNING-MO NEW RIGHT NOW-MO
CHRIS: NYE CLEANUP-2-SHOT, BOXES CRASH-ON CAM
CHRIS: NYE CLEANUP-TRX, LIVE NYE DUI CRACKDOWN-VOTOPS
CHRIS: NYE CLEANUP-VO NYE DUI CRACKDOWN-SOTVO
CHRIS: NYE CLEANUP-SOT CAPE CORAL NEWS TEAM-MO
CHRIS: NYE CLEANUP-LIVE CAPE CREEP-2-SHOT, VO
NEWS ALERT-MO CAPE CREEP-SOTVO
2 YEAR OLD DROWNS-OC, VO PG POLICE CHIEF-OC, SS X2
2 YEAR OLD DROWNS-SOTVO NEW THIS MORNING-MO
DEVELOPING-MO NORTH PORT FATAL-MAPTOPS
COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-OC, VO 2017 FATAL CRASH NUMBERS-OC, CG
RIGHT NOW TRX-TRX DEVELOPING-MO
UN NUKE BUTTON-VOTOPS FL TEXT AND DRIVE-OC, VO
NEW THIS MORNING-MO NEW TRX-TRX
COLORADO SHOOTING-VOTOPS LEECO BACK TO SCHOOL-ON CAM
COLORADO SHOOTING-SOTVO EAST LEE HIGH PRINCIPAL-VOTOPS
NEW RIGHT NOW-MO CRIME ALERT-MO
FRANKEN RESIGNING TOMORROW-VO IN AUX, VO FULL 2ND ARREST, WALMART THIEF-OC, SS, MAP
FRANKEN RESIGNING TOMORROW-SOTVO NAPLES DRUNKEN FIGHT-OC, VO
FL MINIMUM WAGE LAW-OC, VO NAPLES DRUNKEN FIGHT-SOTVO
FL PARENTING LAW-OC, VO RIGHT NOW TRX-TRX
NEW TRX-TRX MILITARY TRANSGENDER RECRUITS-VOTOPS
NYC NEW YEARS-NATSVO SEXUAL MISCONDUCT REVIEW-OC, VO
DISNEY NEW YEARS-NATSVO DEVELOPING-MO
QUARTER HOUR PUSH-3BAM2SHOT SEXUAL BATTERY ARREST-OC, SS
tz1) CAPE CREEPER-SOT FM MEDICAL MARIJUANA-VOTOPS
tz2) MAR A LAGO FUN-VOTOPS QUARTER HOUR PUSH-3BAM2SHOT
tz3) NEW YEARS AROUND THE WORLD-VOTOPS tz3) HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-VOTOPS
MATT WEATHER TEASE-ON CAM tz4) K9 TRAINING-VOTOPS
BREAK ONE HARD HIT 6:09:14 MATT WEATHER TEASE-ON CAM
KEY WEST HIGH HEEL-VOTOPS BREAK THREE HARD HIT 6:39:40
6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP 6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CHROMA 6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CHROMA
NEW RIGHT NOW-MO MEMORIAL FOR NYC VICTIMS-VOTOPS
TRUMP NEW YEAR TWEET-OC, VO COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-2-SHOT
MAR A LAGO FUN-VOTOPS COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-PKG
MAR A LAGO FUN-SOTVO COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-ON CAM
NEW THIS MORNING-MO NEW TRX-TRX
NEW YEARS AROUND THE WORLD-2-SHOT K9 TRAINING-VOTOPS
NEW YEARS AROUND THE WORLD-PKG K9 TRAINING-SOTVO
RIGHT NOW TRX-TRX CCPD K9 COMP-CGTOPS
MUMMERS PARADE-VOTOPS DEVELOPING-MO
MUMMERS PARADE-SOTVO RED TIDE UPDATE-ON CAM
HAPPENING TODAY-MO RED TIDE SAILBOAT-VOTOPS
ROSE BOWL-VOTOPS RED TIDE SAILBOAT-SOTVO
SUGAR BOWL-VOTOPS HAPPENING TODAY-MO
CAPE CORAL NEWS TEAM-MO NAPLES DOCK BOATS-SQBXTOPS, VO FULL
CAPE NEXTDOOR APP-VO IN AUX, VO FULL BEACH SHUTTLE SERVICE-VOTOPS
CAPE NEXTDOOR APP-SOTVO COLLIER IRMA DEBRIS-VOTOPS
CAPE JOB FAIR WEDNESDAY-OC, CG NEW TRX-TRX
RIGHT NOW TRX-TRX HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-2-SHOT
NO POWERBALL WINNERS-VOTOPS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
CONSUMER ALERT-MO CHIT CHAT-2-SHOT
APPLE SAYS SORRY-2-SHOT COVERAGE PROMISE-2-SHOT
APPLE SAYS SORRY-PKG BREAK FOUR HARD HIT 6:50:20
BIRD ON PLANE-VOTOPS FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP
MICHIGAN CAR PILEUP-VOTOPS WX TOSS-3SHOT
VOLCANO BAY CLOSED TODAY-VOTOPS 6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CHROMA
FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP TOP STORIES MO-MO
NEW YEAR'S PICS-VOTOPS TOP STORIES
WX TOSS-3-SHOT TS1) 2 YEAR OLD DROWNED IMMOKALEE-OC,VO
6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CHROMA TS2) CAPE CREEP-OC,VO
CAPE CORAL NEWS TEAM-MO TS3) NEW PGPD-CG(2)
CHRISTMAS CARD MIX UP-OC, VO TS4) FM MEDICAL MARIJUANA-VOTOPS
CHRISTMAS CARD MIX UP-SOTVO TS5) DUI NUMBERS-VOTOPS
NEW VIDEO TRX-TRX 4SHOT CROSSTALK-3SHOT
KEY WEST DOGGIE WALK-VOTOPS DAYPLANNER FORECAST-WX GRXTOPS
CHIT CHAT-OC GOODBYE-3SHOT
TEASE TWO W CROSS TALK-OC BREAK FIVE HARD END TIME
a) NYE DUI CRACKDOWN-VOTOPS  


TRACKED HEADLINES-SOT


02:42:26 "It's the new year. We need to start off on the right foot with a positive frame of mind."

RINGING IN 2018 IN FORT MYERS. OFFICERS KEEPING THOUSANDS OF REVELERS SAFE OVERNIGHT.

A NEW YEAR MEANS NEW LAWS.

WE'RE RUNNING THROUGH THE CHANGES IN FLORIDA.

"I am deeply proud of the work that I've been able to do on Minnesotans behalf."

MINNESOTA IS MOVING ON. SENATOR AL FRANKEN'S DAYS ARE WINDING DOWN AS HE FACES SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS. Return to index of stories...


HL4) MATT DOES WEATHER-TRX, ON CAM


Return to index of stories...

SHOW OPEN-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

GOOD MORNING-2-SHOT


GOOD MORNING, AND THANKS FOR WATCHING NBC2 NEWS TODAY. I'M RACHEL PIERCE.

AND I'M DAVID HODGES. LET'S GET A CHECK OF THE WEATHER WITH METEOROLOGIST MATT GRAY. MATT? Return to index of stories...


6:00 WEATHER-WX CTR-CHROMA


Return to index of stories...

NEW THIS MORNING-MO


Return to index of stories...

CHRIS: NYE CLEANUP-2-SHOT, BOXES


NEW YEARS EVE IS TYPICALLY A BIG NIGHT FOR D-U-I's.

WE'VE CHECKED WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT ALL MORNING ABOUT DRUNK DRIVING ARRESTS--

NBC-2'S CHRIS LOVINGOOD IS LIVE IN FORT MYERS--

--CHRIS, WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED? Return to index of stories...


CHRIS: NYE CLEANUP-TRX, LIVE


SINCE 10-30 LAST NIGHT--

FIVE PEOPLE WERE BOOKED IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL FOR DUI CHARGES--INCLUDING ONE PERSON WHO WAS BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE MADE *THAT ARREST. Return to index of stories...


CHRIS: NYE CLEANUP-VO


I'VE REACHED OUT TO FORT MYERS AND CAPE CORAL POLICE--BUT HAVE NOT HEARD BACK.

THAT'S LIKELY BECAUSE THEIR AGENCIES ARE STILL OUT PATROLLING FOR DRUNKEN DRIVERS.

AS FOR GETTING PEOPLE HOME SAFELY--

UBER DRIVERS HAVE TAKEN TO THE STREETS IN HOPE OF KEEPING WOULD-BE DRUNKEN DRIVERS OFF THE ROAD. Return to index of stories...


CHRIS: NYE CLEANUP-SOT


"You could tell they'd been drinking" |butt to| "I feel like i'm doing a service for them and I'm helping them so they're not drinking and driving and get paid at the same time!" Return to index of stories...


CHRIS: NYE CLEANUP-LIVE


I CALLED SEVERALTOWING COMPANIES LOCALLY--AND AT LEAST 10 CALLS WERE MADE TO TOW VEHICLES AND THEIR OWNERS HOME. Return to index of stories...


NEWS ALERT-MO


Return to index of stories...

2 YEAR OLD DROWNS-OC, VO


A FAMILY MOURNING THE LOSS OF A 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE CONFIRMING ELIZABETH SEBASTIAN DROWNED IN THE COMMUNITY POOL OF HER IMMOKALEE APARTMENT COMPLEX.

INVESTIGATORS HAVE NOT SAID HOW SHE GOT INTO THE POOL.

IT HAS A FENCE AROUND IT. AND A SIGN THAT SAYS THERE IS *NEVER A LIFEGUARD AROUND.

NEIGHBORS TELL US THEY'RE HEARTBROKEN FOR HER LOVED ONES. Return to index of stories...


2 YEAR OLD DROWNS-SOTVO


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."

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

IN COLLIER COUNTY, DROWNING IS SADLY THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR KIDS AGES ONE THROUGH FOUR. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING-MO


Return to index of stories...

COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-OC, VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING---TEN AMERICANS AMONG A DOZEN PEOPLE KILLED IN A PLANE CRASH IN COSTA RICA.

WE'VE LEARNED FIVE OF THE VICTIMS WERE A FAMILY VACATIONING FROM NEW YORK.

ACCORDING TO NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, FOUR OTHERS KILLED ARE FROM BELLEAIR, FLORIDA.

STAY WITH NBC-2 AS WE CONTINUE TO UPDATE YOU WITH MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


RIGHT NOW TRX-TRX


Return to index of stories...

UN NUKE BUTTON-VOTOPS


A LOT OF PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THIS RIGHT NOW.

NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG UN WARNING THE U.S. THAT THE NUCLEAR BUTTON IS ALWAYS ON HIS DESK.

IN A NEW YEAR'S ADDRESS, UN SAYING THE UNITED STATES SHOULD BE AWARE THAT HIS COUNTRY'S NUCLEAR FORCES ARE NOW A REALITY, NOT A THREAT.

HE ALSO SAID THAT AS LONG AS THERE'S NO AGGRESSION DIRECTED AT IT-- NORTH KOREA DOES NOT INTEND TO USE NUCLEAR POWERS. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING-MO


Return to index of stories...

COLORADO SHOOTING-VOTOPS


THE MEMORIAL CONTINUES TO GROW AFTER FIVE DEPUTIES WERE SHOT-- ONE OF THEM KILLED-- IN COLORADO.

A GUNMAN REPORTEDLY FIRED MORE THAN 100 ROUNDS IN A SHOOTOUT WITH POLICE IN A DENVER SUBURB SUNDAY MORNING.

TWO CIVILIANS WERE ALSO HURT. THEY'VE JUST IDENTIFIED THAT GUNMAN AS 37-YEAR-OLD- MATTHEW RIEHL.

DEPUTIES SAY RIEHL CONTINUED TO SHOOT UNTIL ONE OF THEM SHOT HIM.

HE WAS LATER KILLED. Return to index of stories...


COLORADO SHOOTING-SOTVO


:01 -:17

Sheriff Tony Spurlock/Douglas County:

"All of them were shot very, very quickly and they all went down almost within seconds of each other, so it was more of an ambush-type attack on officers."

29-YEAR-OLD DEPUTY ZACKARI PARISH DIDN'T MAKE IT.

HE WAS A HUSBAND AND FATHER OF TWO.

DEPUTY PARISH HAD BEEN WITH THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT FOR JUST SEVEN MONTHS

THE FOUR OTHER DEPUTIES HURT ARE IN STABLE CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


NEW RIGHT NOW-MO


Return to index of stories...

FRANKEN RESIGNING TOMORROW-VO IN AUX, VO FULL


SENATOR AL FRANKEN IS EXPECTED TO OFFICIALLY RESIGN FROM HIS SEAT TOMORROW.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMING LAST MONTH AFTER ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT SURFACED.

OVER THE WEEKEND, FRANKEN TOLD SUPPORTERS THAT WHILE HE *IS* LEAVING OFFICE HE *WON'T* GIVE UP HIS VOICE -- ADDING THERE'S STILL A LOT OF WORK TO DO ON ISSUES LIKE NET NEUTRALITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE. Return to index of stories...


FRANKEN RESIGNING TOMORROW-SOTVO


:36 -:48

Sen. Al Franken/ Minnesota

"Serving the people of Minnesota in the United States Senate has been the honor of my life. And I'm here tonight to say, 'thank you.'"

SENATOR FRANKEN'S SUCCESSOR, TINA SMITH, IS THE STATE'S CURRENT LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

SHE IS SCHEDULED TO BE SWORN-IN ON WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


FL MINIMUM WAGE LAW-OC, VO


A NEW YEAR MEANS NEW LAWS. AND THIS. PEOPLE MAKING MINIMUM WAGE WILL SEE A 15-CENT INCREASE.

FLORIDA'S MINIMUM WAGE IS GOING UP TO $8.25 AN HOUR.

IT IS THE LARGEST HOURLY INCREASE SINCE 2012, WHEN THE WAGE ROSE BY 36 CENTS AN HOUR.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.

BREAKING IT ALL DOWN-- THERE ARE ABOUT 2-THOUSAND HOURS IN A WORK YEAR.

SO, IF YOU'RE A FULL-TIMER MAKING MINIMUM WAGE, YOU'LL MAKE ABOUT $300 EXTRA. Return to index of stories...


FL PARENTING LAW-OC, VO


A NEW PARENTING LAW GOES IN EFECT TODAY.

IT AIMS TO STREAMLINE PARENTING PLANS FOR UNMARRIED PARENTS.

THE SENATE BILL WAS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT LAST JUNE.

AS OF TODAY-- THE STATE'S DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE NOW HAS THE AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE PARENTS WITH A PROPOSED STANDARD PARENTING TIME PLAN.

IT WOULD DETERMINE, AMONG OTHER THINGS, WHERE THE CHILD WILL LIVE AND HOW PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY WILL BE SHARED.

LEGISLATORS SAY THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO PROMOTE CONTACT BETWEEN NON-CUSTODIAL PARENTS AND THEIR KIDS. Return to index of stories...


NEW TRX-TRX


Return to index of stories...

NYC NEW YEARS-NATSVO


"5.4.3.2.1. Happy New Year!"

IN A FRIGID TIMES SQUARE-- REVELERS USHERED IN 2018.

PARTYGOERS BUNDLED UP IN EXTRA LAYERS, WEARING WARM HATS AND FACE MASKS.

TARANA BURKE, FOUNDER OF THE HASHTAG 'ME TOO' MOVEMENT PRESSED THE BUTTON TO DROP THE BALL INTO THE NEW YEAR. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY NEW YEARS-NATSVO


:08 -:16

"3. 2. 1. Happy New Year!!"

CLOSER TO HOME--- A FIREWORKS SHOW IGNITED THE SKY OVER WALT DISNEY WORLD'S MAGIC KINGDOM.

THE CROWD COUNTED DOWN THE NEW YEAR AND CHEERED ON 2018 IN THE MIDNIGHT FRENZY OF COLOR AND LIGHT.

TINKER BELL EVEN MADE AN APPEARANCE. THE HOLIDAY SURGE FORCED MAGIC KINGDOM TO TURN AWAY GUESTS SUNDAY AFTERNOON, BUT NEW GUESTS WERE ACCEPTED IN THE EARLY EVENING. Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH-3BAM2SHOT


NEXT ON NBC-2. SOME CAPE CORAL RESIDENTS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A MAN THEY SAY IS CREEPING ON HOMES.

1:31:49 VERY SUSPICIOUS HE SAID. UP TO NO GOOD 02 AND THAT THERE HAVE BEEN BREAK-INS AROUND THIS AREA, VEHICLE-WISE, BUT JUST TO KEEP AN EYE OUT 10

PLUS--- NEW YEAR'S EVE AT MAR A LAGO.

WHAT PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HOPES TO ACCOMPLISH IN THE NEW YEAR.

AND-- SPEAKING OF 2018, WE'LL TAKE A TRIP AROUND THE GLOBE AS PEOPLE CELEBRATE WITH AMAZING LIGHT DISPLAYS AND FIREWORKS. Return to index of stories...


tz1) CAPE CREEPER-SOT


Return to index of stories...

tz2) MAR A LAGO FUN-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

tz3) NEW YEARS AROUND THE WORLD-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

MATT WEATHER TEASE-ON CAM


Return to index of stories...

BREAK ONE HARD HIT 6:09:14


HIT TIME 6:09:14

LENTH 2:57 Return to index of stories...


KEY WEST HIGH HEEL-VOTOPS


THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED IN KEY WEST FOR A NEW YEAR'S EVE TRADITION: THE FAMOUS SHOE DROP!

CELEBRITY DRAG QUEEN "SUSHI" WAS LOWERED IN A GIANT RED HIGH-HEEL FROM THE BALCONY OF THE BOURBON STREET PUB AT MIDNIGHT.

"SUSHI" HAS BEEN CENTER STAGE FOR THE SHOE DROP SINCE THE 1990's.

THE WEATHER HERE COMPARED TO NEW YORK CITY--- DEFINITELY WARMER, BUT A COOL DOWN IS COMING.

LET'S CHECK IN WITH METEOROLOGIST MATT GRAY. Return to index of stories...


6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

6:12 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CHROMA


Full Forecast

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


NEW RIGHT NOW-MO


Return to index of stories...

TRUMP NEW YEAR TWEET-OC, VO


PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SENDING OUT HIS WARMEST 2018 WISHES ON TWITTER.

HE SAYS; "AS OUR COUNTRY RAPIDLY GROWS STRONGER AND SMARTER, I WANT TO WISH ALL OF MY FRIENDS, SUPPORTERS, ENEMIES, HATERS, AND EVEN THE VERY DISHONEST FAKE NEWS MEDIA, A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR. 2018 WILL BE A GREAT YEAR FOR AMERICA!" Return to index of stories...


MAR A LAGO FUN-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE AT MAR-A-LAGO. THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY ARRIVED WITH THEIR SON BARRON AT THE NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA.

MRS. TRUMP WORE A ROSE GOLD SEQUINED GOWN. BEFORE ENTERING. THE PRESIDENT OFFERED SOME OPTIMISTIC WORDS ABOUT 20-18. Return to index of stories...


MAR A LAGO FUN-SOTVO


:29 -:38

President Trump:

"We're going to have a great year it will be a fantastic 2018. We're off to a very good start as you know with the tax cuts and ANWR and getting rid of the individual mandate."

INSIDE. GUESTS CROWDED AROUND THE FIRST FAMILY. BEFORE SITTING DOWN FOR A MEAL.

SLICED TENDERLOIN AND PAN SEARED SEA BASS FOR THE ENTREE AND BAKED ALASKA FOR DESSERT Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING-MO


Return to index of stories...

NEW YEARS AROUND THE WORLD-2-SHOT


IT'S OFFICIALLY 2018.

FIRST TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR WERE THE PACIFIC OCEAN NATIONS.

LAST WAS AMERICAN SAMOA. IT WELCOMED 2018 WHEN WHEN IT WAS 11 A.M. IN LONDON.

AND JUST LIKE IN THIS COUNTRY, SECURITY IS A MAJOR CONCERN.

GABE GUTIERREZ IS FOLLOWING ALL OF IT. Return to index of stories...


NEW YEARS AROUND THE WORLD-PKG


FROM DUBAI.

TO SEOUL.

TO HONG KONG.

2018.IS ALREADY MAKING A SPECTACULAR ENTRANCE.

SOT:: Vanessa Montoya, tourist:

"For New Year's I'm hoping to have a year full of love, happiness, laughter, and help others where I can."

NEW ZEALAND.GREETED IT.WITH PYROTECHNICS.

SCOTLAND.WITH BAGPIPES.

HUNGARY TOOK THE PLUNGE EARLY.

WHILE EVEN NORTH KOREA.PUT ON AN EXTRAVAGANT SHOW.

IN AUSTRALIA.SYDNEY HARBOR.LIT UP.

A COLORFUL DISPLAY.CELEBRATING THE COUNTRY'S RECENT LEGALIZATION OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

BUT AS THE REST OF THE WORLD RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR.

POLICE ARE ON HIGH ALERT.

IN TURKEY.AUTHORITIES HAVE ARRESTED MORE THAN A HUNDRED PEOPLE WITH SUSPECTED LINKS TO ISIS MILITANTS.

ISTANBUL.DOUBLING THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS TO PREVENT A REPEAT OF LAST YEAR.WHEN AN ATTACKER KILLED DOZENS AT A NIGHTCLUB.

IN GERMANY.STRICTER SECURITY.

BANNING LARGE BAGS.SUITCASES.AND ALCOHOL.AFTER MORE THAN A HUNDRED WOMEN WERE GROPED AND ROBBED TWO YEARS AGO AT A NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY.

SOT: AMERICAN TOURIST, DANI:

"I feel pretty safe, I'm not scared

. I think the thing is fear that scares people and I don't think - you can't let that ruin your life."

AFTER TERROR ATTACKS THIS YEAR IN LONDON.

AUTHORITIES SAYS THERE'S NO SPECIFIC THREAT FOR TONIGHT'S FIREWORKS.

BUT THEY'RE URGING REVELERS.TO REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY.

SOT: 13:17:43 "we got 30000 police officers but we got 8 million Londoners and I want them to be the eyes and ears of the police to keep everyone safe."

AROUND THE WORLD.2017 IS NOW COMING TO A CLOSE.WITH A CASCADE OF LIGHTS.

AND IN JAPAN.A CELEBRATION OF NEW BEGINNINGS.AND LETTING GO.

GABE GUTIERREZ, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


RIGHT NOW TRX-TRX


Return to index of stories...

MUMMERS PARADE-VOTOPS


TODAY-- THE SHOW MUST GO ON IN PHILADELPHIA DESPITE FREEZING TEMPERATURES.

THE MUMMERS PARADE IS BELIEVED TO BE THE OLDEST FOLK FESTIVAL IN THE UNITED STATES.

LOCAL CLUBS PREPARE COSTUMES--- PERFORMANCES AND MORE.

THEY SAY MUSIC MAY NOT SOUND AS GOOD AS IT SHOULD BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER, BUT THEY ARE ALL IN. Return to index of stories...


MUMMERS PARADE-SOTVO


:47 -:57

NO NAME:

"It's really just the hands and the face making sure they're covered as much as possible. Instruments are the biggest concern."

--BUTT TO--

Charles Nicholas, Captain, Pennsport String Band:

"Back in the '70s, there was a colder time. My horn froze twice. Not once, but twice."

FORECASTERS PREDICT NEW YEAR'S DAY WILL COME IN AROUND 20 DEGREES.

FRIGID WINDS WILL MAKE IT FEEL CLOSER TO ZERO. Return to index of stories...


HAPPENING TODAY-MO


Return to index of stories...

ROSE BOWL-VOTOPS


IT ALL COMES DOWN TODAY.

FIRST-- IT'S THE ROSE BOWL -- WITH 2 OKLAHOMA TAKING ON 3 GEORGIA IN CALIFORNIA.

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEMI-FINAL GAME IS AT 5PM ON ESPN.

BEFORE THAT IS THE ANNUAL ROSE BOWL PARADE. IT'S AT 11 AM RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2.

THE TWO HOUR EXHIBITION OF FLOWER-COVERED FLOATS. MARCHING BANDS AND EQUESTRIANS STARTS AT 8 AM PACIFIC TIME. Return to index of stories...


SUGAR BOWL-VOTOPS


LATER ON TONIGHT IS THE SUGAR BOWL.

IT'S A MATCHUP IN NEW ORLEANS BETWEEN 1 CLEMSON AND 4 ALABAMA.

GAMETIME IS 8:45 ON ESPN. BAMA IS A THREE-POINT FAVORITE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL NEWS TEAM-MO


Return to index of stories...

CAPE NEXTDOOR APP-VO IN AUX, VO FULL


CAPE CORAL IS NOW PARTNERED WITH NEXT DOOR DOT COM-- IN HOPES OF KEEPING RESIDENTS INFORMED.

NEXTDOOR IS A PRIVATE SOCIAL NETWORK THAT CONNECTS PEOPLE WITH LOCAL POLICE, FIRE, CITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

CAPE CORAL RECENTLY JOINED TWENTY FIVE HUNDRED OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES PARTNERED WITH NEXTDOOR.

OVER THIRTEEN *THOUSAND* RESIDENTS ALREADY USE IT AND RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS FROM LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE NEXTDOOR APP-SOTVO


Fournaz Saint Pierre/Cape Coral:

26:35 "You can never be too informed you can never know too much 40 so I think it's pretty cool." 42

REGISTERED MEMBERS CAN USE NEXTDOOR ON THE WEB, THROUGH EMAIL, OR ON A SMARTPHONE APP.

THEY WILL GET NOTIFICATIONS ABOUT CRIME -- BUT CAN ALSO USE THE APP FOR FINDING A BABYSITTER, SELLING AN OLD BIKE, OR KEEPING AN EYE OUT FOR A LOST PET. Return to index of stories...


CAPE JOB FAIR WEDNESDAY-OC, CG


THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL IS HOSTING A JOB FAIR AT CITY HALL THIS WEEK.

IT IS OPEN TO PEOPLE INTERESTED IN WORKING FOR THE CITY.

THE JOB FAIR IS WEDNESDAY-- FROM 9 AM TO 7 PM.

THERE WILL BE ON THE SPOT INTERVIEWS FOR SEVEAL POSITIONS IN THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

ALL ATTENDEES ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING A RESUME. Return to index of stories...


RIGHT NOW TRX-TRX


Return to index of stories...

NO POWERBALL WINNERS-VOTOPS


WELL IF YOU PLAYED THE POWERBALL SATURDAY--- 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 IS WEDNESDAY.

DON'T FORGET ABOUT MEGA MILLIONS DRAWING TUESDAY.

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


CONSUMER ALERT-MO


Return to index of stories...

APPLE SAYS SORRY-2-SHOT


THOUSANDS OF IPHONE OWNERS MAY WANT TO HOLD ON TO THEIR AGING DEVICES A BIT LONGER. NOW THAT APPLE HAS ADMITTED IT SLOWED DOWN THE PHONES AND APOLOGIZED FOR IT.

IT TURNS OUT THAT IT WAS A TEENAGER WHO BROUGHT WIDESPREAD ATTENTION TO THE ISSUE AND HOW IT COULD BE FIXED.

JOE FRYER HAS THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


APPLE SAYS SORRY-PKG


JUST 17 YEARS OLD. TYLER BARNEY NOTICED HIS I-PHONE 6s SLOWED DOWN. WITH A SOFTWARE UPDATE.

BUT SPED UP AGAIN. WITH A NEW BATTERY.

HIS DISCOVERY. POSTED TO THE WEBSITE REDDIT. WENT VIRAL.

SPARKING CRITICISM. AIMED AT APPLE.

"Most people think, 'My phone is slow, I need to go buy a new phone,' right? But the problem doesn't lie necessarily with the phone, it's just the battery in the phone."

NOW. APPLE IS APOLOGIZING.

FOR NOT BEING CLEAR IT *DOES* SLOW DOWN PHONES WITH AGING BATTERIES. TO KEEP THEM FROM SHUTTING DOWN UNEXPECTEDLY.

"I think it's on them to do a much better job of helping people understand what goes on with these very expensive products as they get older."

SEVERAL CLASS-ACTION LAWSUITS. FILED IN RECENT DAYS BY I-PHONE USERS. CLAIM APPLE SHOULD HAVE DISCLOSED THE SLOWDOWNS SOONER.

"I think that it's a well thought-out plan by Apple to make sure that consumers come back and buy the latest and greatest phone."

APPLE DENIES THIS. SAYING.

"WE HAVE NEVER - AND WOULD NEVER - DO ANYTHING TO INTENTIONALLY SHORTEN THE LIFE OF ANY APPLE PRODUCT, OR DEGRADE THE USER EXPERIENCE TO DRIVE CUSTOMER UPGRADES."

STARTING IN LATE JANUARY. THE COMPANY WILL OFFER REPLACEMENT BATTERIES FOR 29 DOLLARS. ON I-PHONES 6 OR LATER.

THAT'S A 50-DOLLAR DISCOUNT.

AND MUCH CHEAPER THAN BUYING A NEW PHONE. FOR UP TO A THOUSAND BUCKS.

JOE FRYER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES. Return to index of stories...


BIRD ON PLANE-VOTOPS


IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE A CREATURE AS SMALL AS A HUMMINGBIRD COULD CAUSE SUCH HAVOC.

BUT IT DID. ON BOARD THIS FLIGHT FROM DETROIT TO ATLANTA.

SOMEHOW THE BIRD MANAGED TO STOWAWAY IN THE COCKPIT.

AFTER AN HOUR OF SEARCHING, THEY COULDN'T FIND THE BIRD, SO THE PLANE TOOK OFF.

BUT AN HOUR LATER, IT EMERGED.

PILOTS SAID THEY DIDN'T FEEL SAFE SO THE PLANE RETURNED TO DETROIT.

THE BIRD WAS FOUND AND RELEASED. Return to index of stories...


MICHIGAN CAR PILEUP-VOTOPS


ELSEWHERE IN DETROIT--- A 40-VEHICLE PILEUP SHUTS DOWN AN ICY ROAD.

WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS CAUSED THIS MASSIVE MESS FRIDAY.

THERE WERE SMASHED CARS AND TRUCKS. THE AFTERMATH OF A CHAIN REACTION WRECK.

IT REPORTEDLY STARTED WHEN A CAR SPUN OUT OF CONTROL IN NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY.

POLICE SAY AMAZINGLY. NO ONE WAS SERIOUSLY HURT. Return to index of stories...


VOLCANO BAY CLOSED TODAY-VOTOPS


HERE IN FLORIDA--- COLD WEATHER HAS VOLCANO BAY SHUTTING ITS DOOR.

IT WILL BE CLOSED TODAY AND TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

NEW YEAR'S PICS-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

WX TOSS-3-SHOT


Return to index of stories...

6:22 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CHROMA


Full Forecast

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL NEWS TEAM-MO


Return to index of stories...

CHRISTMAS CARD MIX UP-OC, VO


FROM YOUR CAPE CORAL NEWS TEAM--

A STRANGER'S KINDNESS PROVES THAT THE SEASON OF GIVING IS NOT OVER.

HE RETURNED A CHRISTMAS CARD WITH A $200 CHECK INSIDE TO ITS RIGHTFUL OWNER.

VINCENT DEGOOIJER GOT THE CARD IN THE MAIL AND TRIED TO GIVE IT BACK TO HIS CARRIER- WHO REFUSED IT.

THAT'S WHEN HE TOOK TO FACEBOOK.

HE ENDED UP FINDING ALEXANDRA KONIKOW, WHO THE CARD BELONGED TO. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTMAS CARD MIX UP-SOTVO


53:42 "I kind of felt like it was my due diligence to try not just throw it away and be done with it." 50

KONIKOW WAS IN A NEAR-FATAL CAR ACCIDENT MORE THAN TWO YEARS AGO.

SHE SAYS WHILE MANY ASPECTS OF HER LIFE HAVE CHANGED, SHE LOOKS FORWARD TO THAT CARD ROM HER HER GRANDFATHER, EVERY YEAR. Return to index of stories...


NEW VIDEO TRX-TRX


Return to index of stories...

KEY WEST DOGGIE WALK-VOTOPS


A NEW YEAR'S PUP PARADE IN KEY WEST.

HUNDREDS OF DACHSHUNDS AND THEIR PEOPLE DONNED THEIR SUNDAY BEST FOR THE ANNUAL EVENT SUNDAY.

THERE WAS A HORSE CARRYING "WOODY" FROM TOY STORY. SEVERAL SUPER HEROES. AND A TINY SHARK FOLLOWED BY A MAN IN A SCUBA SUIT IN A PROTECTIVE CAGE. Return to index of stories...


CHIT CHAT-OC


Return to index of stories...

TEASE TWO W CROSS TALK-OC


NEXT ON NBC-2 -- LOCAL AGENCIES WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO KEEP YOU SAFE.

HOW THEY CRACKED DOWN ON DRUNK DRIVERS THIS NEW YEAR'S EVE.

PLUS-- NEW TECHNOLOGY HELPING TRACK RED TIDE DATA.

WE'LL EXPLAIN HOW IT WORKS-- AND WHO IT HELPS.

PLUS-- A WEIRD STORY OUT OF THE NORTHWEST CAPE.

A MAN CAUGHT ON CAMERA, WALKING UP TO SOMEONE'S DOOR. AND TAKING A PICTURE. Return to index of stories...


a) NYE DUI CRACKDOWN-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

b) RED TIDE SAILBOAT-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

c) CAPE CREEP-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

BREAK TWO HARD HIT 6:26:19


WE MUST HIT HARD A 6:26:19AM

Not Before - Not After

LENGTH 2:50 Return to index of stories...


SHOW OPEN-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

6:30 WEATHER-WXCTR-CHROMA


Forecast: Rain and cool weather start today

We are opening 2018 with a big change in the overall weather pattern around Southwest Florida, one that will keep us chilly for much of the week ahead.

Expect a cloudy morning with temperatures in the 50s. Showers from an approaching cold front will begin to impact coastal Charlotte and Lee counties from mid to late morning. Rain is expected to be scattered and light, with less than half an inch today. The best chance of rain today overall will be in the early afternoon.

Temperatures will not rise very much as a result of the clouds and the front passing through our area in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s with a few spots in Collier and Hendry counties reaching around 70 midday.

Gusty winds behind the front will be a significant issue for boaters. Expect choppy conditions with 3 to 4 foot waves in the Gulf by the late afternoon with winds up to 20 knots.

Cloudy and windy weather sticks around through Wednesday as a storm system forms off the east coast of Florida. There's a chance for some heavier rain on Wednesday,but overall the next three days we will just see scattered light showers with rain totals at less than an inch.

This storm off the eastern coast will help bring down much cooler and drier air behind it starting Wednesday. Skies will clear and temperatures will drop to the 40s along the coast and 30s inland for lows Thursday through Sunday. Highs during this period will only be in the low to mid 60s in the afternoons. This is about as winter-like as it gets for Southwest Florida. After today, we won't see 70s again until the end of next weekend. Return to index of stories...


NEW RIGHT NOW-MO


Return to index of stories...

CRASH-ON CAM


RIGHT NOW--- THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYING US 41 IS SHUT DOWN IN BOTH DIRECTIONS ABOUT THREE AND A HALF MILES EAST OF TURNER RIVER ROAD AND OCHOPEE BECAUSE OF A CRASH. Return to index of stories...


NYE DUI CRACKDOWN-VOTOPS


NEW YEARS EVE IS TYPICALLY A BIG NIGHT FOR D-U-I's.

WE'VE CHECKED WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT ALL MORNING ABOUT DRUNK DRIVING ARRESTS--

SINCE 10-30 LAST NIGHT-- FIVE PEOPLE WERE BOOKED IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL FOR DUI CHARGES--INCLUDING ONE PERSON WHO WAS BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. Return to index of stories...


NYE DUI CRACKDOWN-SOTVO


Lauren Capizzo/Fort Myers

02:48:07 "It's a lot safer and you're going to have more fun if you're able to just go out and let somebody else worry about how you're going to get home.":14

WE ARE STILL WAITING TO HEAR BACK FROM FORT MYERS AND CAPE CORAL POLICE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL NEWS TEAM-MO


Return to index of stories...

CAPE CREEP-2-SHOT, VO


A MAN IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA -- APPROACHING A HOME IN NORTHWEST CAPE CORAL.

THE VIDEO HAS THE OWNER PRETTY FREAKED OUT. SEE FOR YOURSELF.

HE WALKS UP AND A PICTURE OF THE DOOR BEFORE QUICKLY WALKING OFF.

THE HOMEOWNERS TALKED TO NBC-2, SAYING THEY ARE CONCERNED FOR THEIR SAFETY. AND DIDN'T WANT TO SHOW THEIR FACES.

THEY CALLED POLICE AND WANT TO KNOW WHY THE MAN TOOK THE PICTURE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CREEP-SOTVO


HOMEOWNER:

1:31:49 VERY SUSPICIOUS HE SAID. UP TO NO GOOD 02 AND THAT THERE HAVE BEEN BREAK-INS AROUND THIS AREA, VEHICLE-WISE, BUT JUST TO KEEP AN EYE OUT 10

NEIGHBORS IN THE AREA TELL US THEY'RE KEEPING WATCH AS WELL.

NBC-2 DID GET A CALL FROM SOMEONE SAYING THE MAN WAS A CONTRACTOR DOING A HOME INSPECTION. WE ARE WORKING TO CONFIRM THAT INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


PG POLICE CHIEF-OC, SS X2


THIS WEEK--- PUNTA GORDA WELCOMES ITS NEW POLICE CHIEF

PAMELA DAVIS IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD THE DEPARTMENT

THE 26-YEAR VETERAN PREVIOUSLY WORKED FOR BALTIMORE P-D..

THE CITY FIRED CHIEF TOM LEWIS IN AUGUST -- JUST ONE YEAR AFTER OFFICER LEE COEL ACCIDENTALLY SHOT AND KILLED A WOMAN DURING A POLICE DEMONSTRATION. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING-MO


Return to index of stories...

NORTH PORT FATAL-MAPTOPS


A PORT CHARLOTTE DRIVER DIED AFTER RUNNING OFF THE ROAD.

INVESTIGATORS SAY 46-YEAR-OLD CHRISTINE FUHLMAN WAS APPROACHING A CURVE WHEN SHE LOST CONTROL OF HER AND HIT A UTILITY POLE.

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE ALCOHOL MAY HAVE PLAYED A ROLE IN THE CRASH.

Happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday at N. Cranberry Blvd. & Homewood

One car involved

Christine D. Fuhlman, 46, Port Charlotte

She didn't take a curve on Cranberry Blvd., left the road and hit a concrete utility pole and overturned. She died at the scene. She was wearing a seatbelt and NPPD says alcohol may have been a factor. Investigation continues. Return to index of stories...


2017 FATAL CRASH NUMBERS-OC, CG


FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL IS HOPING TO SEE LOWER CRASH NUMBERS IN 2018.

AT LEAST 116 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN TRAFFIC CRASHES IN LEE COUNTY IN 2017. WE ARE WAITING ON FINAL NUMBERS.

IT MAKES 20-17 ONE OF THE DEADLIEST YEARS ON THE ROADS IN MORE THAN A DECADE.

TROOPERS ATTRIBUTE THE INCREASE TO MORE TOURISTS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING-MO


Return to index of stories...

FL TEXT AND DRIVE-OC, VO


RIGHT NOW-- FLORIDA DOES NOT HAVE A FULL TEXTING WHILE DRIVING BAN.

THAT, HOWEVER, MAY SOON CHANGE.

THE LEGISLATURE IS CONSIDERING A BILL TO ALLOW POLICE TO TICKET SOMEONE FOR TEXTING AND DRIVING.

CURRENTLY, FLORIDA LAW SAYS TEXTING BY NONCOMMERCIAL DRIVERS IS A SECONDARY OFFENSE.

THAT MEANS OFFICERS MUST SEE ANOTHER VIOLATION TO CITE A DRIVER FOR TEXTING.

FORTY-THREE STATES FULLY BAN TEXTING AND DRIVING. Return to index of stories...


NEW TRX-TRX


Return to index of stories...

LEECO BACK TO SCHOOL-ON CAM


THIS WEEK, WINTER BREAK CONTINUES FOR STUDENTS IN LEE COUNTY.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS HEAD BACK TO CLASS *NEXT MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


EAST LEE HIGH PRINCIPAL-VOTOPS


EAST LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL WILL HAVE A NEW PRINCIPAL WHEN IT'S DOORS RE-OPEN.

SUSAN ZELLERS WAS RUNNING THE SCHOOL WHEN THREE FIGHTS BROKE OUT ON THE SAME DAY.

MELISSA ROBERY WILL BE THE NEW PRINCIPAL.

ZELLERS WILL BE WORKING IN LEE COUNTYS SCHOOLS' CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT. Return to index of stories...


CRIME ALERT-MO


Return to index of stories...

2ND ARREST, WALMART THIEF-OC, SS, MAP


A SERIAL SHOPLIFTER ARRESTED IN COLLIER COUNTY --FOR THE *FIFTH* TIME.

JORGE CRUZ-PARDON WAS CAUGHT STEALING A COMPUTER FROM WALMART ON FRIDAY.

IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME HE'S BEEN ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM THE STORE.

HE WAS ARRESTED TWO OTHER TIMES, ALSO FOR SHOPLIFTING.

PRIOR TO THAT - HE WAS ARRESTED *THREE* TIMES FOR STEALING FROM TWO OTHER WAL-MARTS IN COLLIER COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DRUNKEN FIGHT-OC, VO


A DRUNKEN FIGHT BETWEEN TWO NEIGHBORS TURNS VIOLENT— ONE PERSON STABBED AND THE OTHER NOW BEHIND BARS.

SANTIAGO BARTOLON IS ACCUSED OF STABBING HIS NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR-- FERNANDO MENDE-- LAST WEEK.

DEPUTIES SAY MENDEZ CONFRONTED BARTOLON WHO WAS DRINKING WITH A FRIEND. AND THEY STARTED FIGHTING.

IT ESCALATED AFTER BARTOLON SMASHED A BEER BOTTLE ON HIS NEIGHBORS HEAD—THEN RAN INSIDE HIS HOME AND ARMED HIMSELF WITH TWO KNIVES. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DRUNKEN FIGHT-SOTVO


Alma Rodriguez/Neighbor:

02:04:43 "Nothing that we want around our kids, but what is this world really coming to? There's violence everywhere there's killings, there's stabbings, I mean you read everything on the news.":52

Sasha Gusc/Neighbor:

02:05:14 "People make bad decisions when they drink unfortunately.":17

MENDEZ RETURNED FROM THE HOSPITAL FRIDAY NIGHT.

BARTOLON IS STILL IN JAIL ON A 100-THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND. Return to index of stories...


RIGHT NOW TRX-TRX


Return to index of stories...

MILITARY TRANSGENDER RECRUITS-VOTOPS


TRANSGENDER PEOPLE CAN NOW ENLIST IN THE U-S MILITARY.

IN JULY, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP REVERSED FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S POLICY OF ACCEPTING THEM.

SINCE THE ANNOUNCEMENT. FOUR FEDERAL JUDGES HAVE ISSUED RULINGS BLOCKING THE BAN. Return to index of stories...


SEXUAL MISCONDUCT REVIEW-OC, VO


THE SUPREME COURT WILL LOOK INTO HOW THE U-S JUDICIARY HANDLES SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS IN ITS OWN RANKS.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO CHEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS, WHO ANNOUNCED IT SUNDAY.

HE SAID IT'S CLEAR THE JUDICIAL BRANCH IS NOT IMMUNE FROM ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

THE MOVE COMES AFTER FEDERAL JUDGE IN SAN FRANCISCO ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT.

THIS FOLLOWING A REPORT DETAILING ACCUSATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT FROM SEVERAL OF HIS FORMER STAFFERS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING-MO


Return to index of stories...

SEXUAL BATTERY ARREST-OC, SS


AN IMMOKALLEE MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL BATTERY ON A 13-YEAR-OLD.

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY MARIO LORENZO FRANCISCO ADMITTED TO HAVING SEX WITH THE VICTIM.

FRANCISCO WAS LIVING WITH THE VICTIM'S FAMILY AT THE TIME.

OFFICIALS SAY HE WAS LEFT ALONE WITH THE VICTIM WHEN THE PARENTS LEFT FOR WORK.

THE VICTIM TOLD INVESTIGATORS THAT SHE TRIED TO FIGHT OFF THE SUSPECT BUT HE HELD HER DOWN.

A 35-year-old Immokalee man was jailed for the alleged sexual battery of a 13-year-old girl.

Collier County deputies said Mario Lorenzo Francisco admitted to having sex with the girl one time, and that he knew she was only 13.

He told deputies he was staying with the family and was left alone with the girl most mornings after the girl's father went to work.

The victim told investigators that she tried to fight off the suspect, but he held down her hands so she couldn't fight back.

Francisco is charged with one count of sexual battery on a person 12 to 16 years of age.

He remains in the Collier County Jail. Return to index of stories...


FM MEDICAL MARIJUANA-VOTOPS


TOMORROW, FORT MYERS CITY COUNCIL WILL HOLD ITS FIRST PUBLIC DISCUSSION ON ALLOWING MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES WITHIN CITY LIMITS.

STATE LAW REQUIRES THE DISPENSARIES TO BE TREATED LIKE PHARMACIES, LOCATED AT LEAST 500 FEET FROM A SCHOOL.

CITY COUNCILS IN FORT MYERS BEACH, ESTERO, SANIBEL ISLAND AND PUNTA GORDA ALL RECENTLY VOTED TO BAN DISPENSARIES. Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH-3BAM2SHOT


COMING UP AT 6:45 -- WE'RE TALKING STAR WARS.

THE LAST JEDI FINISHES BIG IN 2017-- AND IT'S NOT EVEN SHOWING YET IN CHINA.

PLUS-- THE BEST OF THE BEST.

FOUR-LEGGED TRACKERS COMING TOGETHER IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR TRAINING.

WE EXPLAIN WHAT SKILLS THESE K9'S ARE WORKING ON TO HELP YOU. Return to index of stories...


tz3) HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

tz4) K9 TRAINING-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

MATT WEATHER TEASE-ON CAM


Return to index of stories...

BREAK THREE HARD HIT 6:39:40


WE MUST HIT AT 6:39:40

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


6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

6:42 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CHROMA


Forecast: Rain and cool weather start today

We are opening 2018 with a big change in the overall weather pattern around Southwest Florida, one that will keep us chilly for much of the week ahead.

Expect a cloudy morning with temperatures in the 50s. Showers from an approaching cold front will begin to impact coastal Charlotte and Lee counties from mid to late morning. Rain is expected to be scattered and light, with less than half an inch today. The best chance of rain today overall will be in the early afternoon.

Temperatures will not rise very much as a result of the clouds and the front passing through our area in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s with a few spots in Collier and Hendry counties reaching around 70 midday.

Gusty winds behind the front will be a significant issue for boaters. Expect choppy conditions with 3 to 4 foot waves in the Gulf by the late afternoon with winds up to 20 knots.

Cloudy and windy weather sticks around through Wednesday as a storm system forms off the east coast of Florida. There's a chance for some heavier rain on Wednesday,but overall the next three days we will just see scattered light showers with rain totals at less than an inch.

This storm off the eastern coast will help bring down much cooler and drier air behind it starting Wednesday. Skies will clear and temperatures will drop to the 40s along the coast and 30s inland for lows Thursday through Sunday. Highs during this period will only be in the low to mid 60s in the afternoons. This is about as winter-like as it gets for Southwest Florida. After today, we won't see 70s again until the end of next weekend.

Full Forecast

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


MEMORIAL FOR NYC VICTIMS-VOTOPS


A MEMORIAL WAS CREATED FOR THE VICTIMS OF A DEADLY APARTMENT FIRE IN THE BRONX.

CANDLES LAID IN FRONT OF WHAT USE TO BE A HOME TO MORE THAN TWO DOZEN FAMILIES.

THE FIRE KILLED 12 PEOPLE, INCLUDING A TODDLER. MANY LEFT MESSAGES ON A SIGN PLACED TO COVER THE BUILDING.

A COMMUNITY PRAYER SERVICE WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-2-SHOT


FIVE FAMILY MEMBERS FROM NEW YORK WERE AMONG 10 AMERICANS KILLED WHEN A PLANE CRASHED IN COSTA RICA.

RIGHT NOW, WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT CAUSED IT TO GO DOWN.

IDA SIEGAL BRINGS US THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-PKG


IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A SPECIAL FAMILY VACATION FOR A BELOVED FAMILY FROM SCARSDALE.

BUT THIS AFTERNOON THE GOVERNMENT OF COSTA RICA CONFIRMED THAT 12 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN A SMALL PLANE CRASH JUST AFTER NOON TODAY. AND FIVE OF THE DEAD ARE ALL MEMBERS OF THE SAME FAMILY. A MOTHER AND FATHER - AND THEIR THREE BOYS.

Sot - Susan Adler/Neighbor

"it was inconceivable that a whole family should be in such a disaster."

THE NEWS QUICKLY SPREAD IN THIS SCARSDALE COMMUNITY.

UTTER DESPAIR AND VISCERAL SHOCK. TO LEARN THAT ALL FIVE MEMBERS OF A FAMILY ARE NOW GONE. BRUCE AND IRENE STEINBERG AND THEIR THREE SONS - MATTHEW, WILLIAM AND ZACHARY.

Sot - Susan Adler

"they were a lovely family. A lovely family." / "when I moved in she brought me a cake. That's the kind of person she was."

THE STEINBERG FAMILY WAS ON A PRIVATE PLANE IN COSTA RICA REGISTERED WITH NATURE AIR.

THERE WERE A TOTAL OF TEN AMERICANS AND TWO LOCAL CREW MEMBERS ON THE CESSNA AIRCRAFT ACCORDING TO THE COSTA RICAN PUBLIC SAFETY MINISTRY.

THEY WERE FLYING NEAR GUANACASTE WHEN THE PLANE WENT DOWN - KILLING EVERYONE ON BOARD. RECOVERY TEAMS HAVE BEEN SORTING THROUGH THE WRECKAGE. WHAT CAUSED IT TO FALL FROM THE SKY IS NOT YET KNOWN.

MEANWHILE BACK IN SCARSDALE EVEN FOLKS WHO NEVER MET THE STEINBERGS. WE'RE HORRIFIED TO LEARN THE NEWS OF WHAT HAPPENED.

S/ Stella Hang/Neighbor

"it's just incredibly devastating to hear that this happened. Return to index of stories...


COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-ON CAM


THE COSTA RICAN GOVERNMENT SAYS IT WILL LAUNCH AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH STARTING TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


NEW TRX-TRX


Return to index of stories...

K9 TRAINING-VOTOPS


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA K-9 SEARCH UNIT WRAPPING UP A THREE DAY TRAINING SEMINAR IN LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES.

THE TRAINING FOCUSED ON SEARCHING FOR MISSING PEOPLE AND HUMAN REMAINS.

K-9'S WITH THE SEARCH UNIT WERE ON SCENE LAST MONTH--- WHEN CHARLOTTE COUNTY CREWS FOUND THE BODY OF 66-YEAR-OLD KELVIN CLOSE.

SOME OF THE TRAINERS CAME FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY TO HELP.

THEIR MISSION IS TO BRING FAMILIES OF THE MISSING CLOSURE. Return to index of stories...


K9 TRAINING-SOTVO


Lisa Higgins/Louisiana Search and Rescue Dog Team Lead Trainer

00:37:53-01

"They have to have a place where they can go and know that at least they're not suffering anymore and that everything's as taken care of as can be."

SIX DOGS ARE CURRENTLY TRAINING TO BECOME CERTIFIED WITH SOUTHWEST FLORIDA K-9 SEARCH UNIT. Return to index of stories...


CCPD K9 COMP-CGTOPS


THIS WEEKEND--- THE PUBLIC IS INVITED OUT TO WATCH K9'S IN ACTION.

CAPE CORAL POLICE HOSTING THE FIRST EVER FLORIDA GULF COAST POLICE K9 COMPETITION.

IT'S SATURDAY-- FROM 11 TO 6 AT SUNSPLASH WATERPARK.

IT'S FREE TO ATTEND.

THERE WILL BE AN OBSTACLE COURSE, FASTEST DOG COMPETITION AND MORE. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING-MO


Return to index of stories...

RED TIDE UPDATE-ON CAM


THE LATEST REPORTS SHOW HIGH LEVELS OF RED TIDE OFF THE COAST OF LEE AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES.

IT'S ALREADY CAUSED SEVERAL FISH KILLS - AND CAN CAUSE RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS FOR PEOPLE AT THE BEACH.

LOW LEVELS OF RED TIDE WERE ALSO FOUND NEAR COLLIER COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE SAILBOAT-VOTOPS


RIGHT NOW, A SELF-DRIVING SAILBOAT IS HELPING SCIENTISTS UNDERSTAND RED TIDE.

THE BOAT IS ABOUT SEVEN FEET LONG WITH A SIX FOOT TALL MAST.

ON BOARD- IT HAS A SENSOR, BATTERY AND SATELLITE PHONE THAT IS CONTROLLED BY AN I-PAD ON SHORE.

THE BOAT SAILS AROUND THE GULF COLLECTING DATA ON THE BLOOM, WHERE IT IS AND WHICH WAY IT IS HEADING.

SCIENTISTS USUALLY DEPEND ON SATELLITES TO GATHER THE INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE SAILBOAT-SOTVO


Dr. Eric Milbrandt/Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation:

10:33:28

"Once we see those patches we can plan sampling trips, to go investigate the size the patch and how the patch forms and how it dissipates."

--BUTT TO--

Paul Farr/Canada:

10:14:02

"It's good to hear that they're doing something, taking steps towards trying to rectify the problem."

THIS DATA ALLOWS SCIENTISTS TO MORE ACCURATELY PREDICT IF AND WHEN THE BLOOM COULD MAKE IT CLOSER TO OUR BEACHES/ Return to index of stories...


HAPPENING TODAY-MO


Return to index of stories...

NAPLES DOCK BOATS-SQBXTOPS, VO FULL


AFTER MONTHS OF CONSTRUCTION - THE NAPLES CITY DOCK IS REOPENING TODAY TO CHARTER CAPTAINS.

CREWS HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE AGING DOCK SINCE MAY.

THE WORK COST IS ABOUT 6 MILLION DOLLARS.

THE NEW DOCK INCLUDES 84 SLIPS, TWO BATHROOMS AND A GAZEBO.

SLIPS WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SOMETIME IN MARCH. Return to index of stories...


BEACH SHUTTLE SERVICE-VOTOPS


RIGHT NOW, SHUTTLE SERVICE IS UNDERWAY FOR COLLIER COUNTY BEACHES.

THE COUNTY SPENDING MORE THAN 45-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR TO RUN A BUS SERVICE FROM MERCATO TO VANDERBILT BEACH, CONNER PAR AND DELNOR WIGGINS-PASS STATE PARK. THEY HOPE IT WILL ALLEVIATE PARKING AND TRAFFIC ISSUES.

THE BUS SERVICE WILL RUN FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY UNTIL APRIL 30TH.

THE BUS SERVICE WILL RUN IN COLLIER COUNTY FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY FROM NOW THROUGH APRIL THIRTIETH.

BUSES WILL RUN EVERY FIFTEEN TO TWENTY MINUTES, FROM EIGHT A-M TO 2:30 P-M, AND THEN AGAIN FROM 4:30 TO 7:10 P-M. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER IRMA DEBRIS-VOTOPS


COLLIER COUNTY'S EMERGENCY CONTRACTOR IS EXPECTED TO RESUME IRMA DEBRIS PICKUP WEDNESDAY.

COLLECTION HAS BEEN ON A HOLIDAY HOLD SINCE DECEMBER 22.

STORM DEBRIS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY IS APPROXIMATELY 80 PERCENT COMPLETE. Return to index of stories...


NEW TRX-TRX


Return to index of stories...

HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-2-SHOT


FROM THE "STAR WARS" NEWSDESK COMES A TRIO OF STORIES FROM A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY, INCLUDING NEWS ABOUT THE 'NEXT' "STAR WARS" FEATURE.

RICK DAMIGELLA HAS THE DETAILS IN OUR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE. DEADLINE REPORTS "STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI" HAS SURPASSED THE ONE BILLION DOLLAR MILESTONE AT THE GLOBAL BOX OFFICE, ONE OF ONLY FOUR MOVIES TO DO SO IN 20-17. VARIETY SAYS THE MOVIE HELPED BOOST WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE NUMBERS BY THREE PERCENT, TO A RECORD-SETTING 39-POINT-NINE BILLION DOLLARS FOR THE YEAR.

EVEN WITH ITS HUGE WORLDWIDE NUMBERS, "THE LAST JEDI" HAS YET TO OPEN IN ONE MAJOR MOVIE MARKET. FORBES MAGAZINE REPORTS ADVANCE TICKET SALES IN CHINA ARE NOW AT THREE MILLION CHINESE YUAN. "THE LAST JEDI" BOWS IN CHINA ON JANUARY FIFTH.

THE 'NEXT' "STAR WARS" MOVIE HAS LANDED A SERIES VETERAN. VARIETY REPORTS COMPOSER JOHN WILLIAMS HAS SIGNED ON TO CREATE THEME MUSIC FOR "SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY." THE PRINCIPAL SCORE FOR THE FILM IS BEING CRAFTED BY OSCAR-NOMINEE JOHN POWELL, WITH WILLIAMS TELLING VARIETY THAT HE IS CREATING A THEME FOR THE TITLE CHARACTER. "SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY," STARRING ALDEN EHRENREICH AS A YOUNG HAN SOLO, HITS THEATERS MAY 25TH. FROM A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY, I'M RICK DAMIGELLA. Return to index of stories...


CHIT CHAT-2-SHOT


Return to index of stories...

COVERAGE PROMISE-2-SHOT


TIME NOW IS--

JUST AHEAD-- NBC-2 RUNS DOWN YOUR MORNING TOP STORIES.

PLUS-- A FINAL CHECK OF YOUR NBC-2 FIRST ALERT FORECAST ON THE 2'S AND A CHECK OF THE ROADS. Return to index of stories...


BREAK FOUR HARD HIT 6:50:20


HIT TIME 6:50:19

LENGTH 3:07 Return to index of stories...


FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

WX TOSS-3SHOT


Return to index of stories...

6:52 FORECAST ON THE 2'S-CHROMA


Full Forecast

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES MO-MO


Return to index of stories...

TOP STORIES


Return to index of stories...

TS1) 2 YEAR OLD DROWNED IMMOKALEE-OC,VO


LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT OUR TOP STORIES --

A 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN IMMOKALEE IS DEAD AFTER DROWNING IN THE POOL AT HER APARTMENT COMPLEX.

INVESTIGATORS HAVE IDENTIFIED THE GIRL AS

ELIZABETH SEBASTION --

BUT HAVE NOT YET SAID **HOW** SHE GOT INTO THE POOL.

SHE IS THE FIFTH CHILD TO DROWN IN A POOL THIS YEAR IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TS2) CAPE CREEP-OC,VO


A MAN IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

APPROACHING A HOME --

CAUSING SOME CONCERN IN CAPE CORAL.

NEIGHBORS SAY HE TOOK PICTURES OF THE FRONT DOOR BEFORE QUICKLY WALKING OFF.

WE DID GET A PHONE CALL FROM THE COMPANY "CREDIBLE HOME INSPECTIONS, WHO TELL US HE WAS A CONTRACTOR.

WE'RE WORKING TO CONFIRM THAT. Return to index of stories...


TS3) NEW PGPD-CG(2)


THIS WEEK--- PUNTA GORDA WELCOMES ITS NEW POLICE CHIEF

PAMELA DAVIS IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD THE DEPARTMENT

THE 26-YEAR VETERAN PREVIOUSLY WORKED FOR BALTIMORE P-D..

THE CITY FIRED CHIEF TOM LEWIS IN AUGUST -- JUST ONE YEAR AFTER OFFICER LEE COEL ACCIDENTALLY SHOT AND KILLED A WOMAN DURING A POLICE DEMONSTRATION. Return to index of stories...


TS4) FM MEDICAL MARIJUANA-VOTOPS


TOMORROW, FORT MYERS CITY COUNCIL WILL HOLD ITS FIRST PUBLIC DISCUSSION ON ALLOWING MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES WITHIN CITY LIMITS.

STATE LAW REQUIRES THE DISPENSARIES TO BE TREATED LIKE PHARMACIES, LOCATED AT LEAST 500 FEET FROM A SCHOOL.

CITY COUNCILS IN FORT MYERS BEACH, ESTERO, SANIBEL ISLAND AND PUNTA GORDA ALL RECENTLY VOTED TO BAN DISPENSARIES. Return to index of stories...


TS5) DUI NUMBERS-VOTOPS


NEW YEARS EVE IS TYPICALLY A BIG NIGHT FOR D-U-I's.

WE'VE CHECKED WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT ALL MORNING ABOUT DRUNK DRIVING ARRESTS--

SINCE 10-30 LAST NIGHT-- FIVE PEOPLE WERE BOOKED IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL FOR DUI CHARGES--INCLUDING ONE PERSON WHO WAS BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

WE ARE STILL WAITING TO HEAR BACK FROM FORT MYERS AND CAPE CORAL POLICE. Return to index of stories...


4SHOT CROSSTALK-3SHOT


Return to index of stories...

DAYPLANNER FORECAST-WX GRXTOPS


Return to index of stories...

GOODBYE-3SHOT


REMEMBER FOR BREAKING NEWS, WEATHER INFORMATION AND NEWS ONLINE, 24-HOURS A DAY, HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE--

NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


BREAK FIVE HARD END TIME


HIT TIME 6:49:12 AM

LENGTH 2:49 Return to index of stories...