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WEATHER OPEN-CLIP TWINS BORN IN DIFFERENT YEARS-OC-VO
FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR TEASE THREE---
BREAKING-CLIP TZ3 A) EXTREME COLD-VOTOPS
NORTH FORT MYERS DEATH INVESTIGATION-OC SS DBX TZ3 B) PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS
NORTH FORT MYERS DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
NORTH FORT MYERS DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR
NORTH FORT MYERS DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOT NEWS ALERT-MO
NORTH FORT MYERS DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM EXTREME COLD-SQBXVOTOPS
NEWS ALERT-MO EXTREME COLD-PKG
MARIJUANA SETUP-VOTOPS WIPE NEWS AL-MO
FM MED MARIJUANA-SQBXVOTOPS CAPE RIDER FALLS FROM BRIDGE-VOTOPS
FM MED MARIJUANA-LL PKG DEADLY CAPE CRASH UPDATE-KEY
FM CC TURNING 100-VOTOPS NJ TEEN MURDERS-OC VO
NEWS ALERT-MO CUSTOMS COMPUTERS OUTAGE-OC VO
I75 SEMI OVERTRNED-VOTOPS FDOT LIVE CUSTOMS COMPUTERS OUTAGE-SOT VO
BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS FL FAMILY KILLED IN PLANE CRASH-OC-VO
SANIBEL CAUSEWAY RENNOVATIONS-VO IN AUX WIPE LIVE FL FAMILY KILLED IN PLANE CRASH-SOTVO
SANIBEL CAUSEWAY RENNOVATIONS-REM CRIME ALERT-CLIP
SANIBEL CAUSEWAY RENNOVATIONS-VO GUN TAZER ARREST-OC SS VO
SANIBEL CAUSEWAY RENNOVATIONS-SOT GUN TAZER ARREST-SOT VO
SANIBEL CAUSEWAY RENNOVATIONS-REM TAXI DRIVER ATTACKED-OC-SS-VO
HAPPENING TODAY-MO TAXI DRIVER ATTACKED-SOTVO
NEW PUNTA GORDA POLICE CHIEF-OC-SS DEVELOPING-MO
SWATTING SUSPECT IN COURT-OC-VO RODENT PROBLEM-OC VO
MAO EXECS REPLACED-OC-VO RODENT PROBLEM-SOT VO
MO CAPE CORAL-MO IRMA RECOVERY-MO
CAPE CREEP FOLO-OC VO BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-OC-VO
CAPE CREEP FOLO-SOTVO BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-SOTVO
CAPE RIDER FALLS FROM BRIDGE-SOT VO FL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE-OC-VO
GRAND THEFT SUSPECT-OC, VO FL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE-SOTVO
NEWS ALERT-MO NEWS ALERT
AL FRANKEN-VOTOPS KOREA TALKS-ONCAM
TRUMP 2018 PRIORITIES-ONCAM KOREA TALKS-PKG
TRUMP 2018 PRIORITIES-PKG HODA KOTB-OC VO
TEASE ONE--- TEASE FOUR---
TZ1 A) TRAVEL AGENCY-VOTOPS BNR WIPE TZ4 A) NASA SEAMSTRESS-VOTOPS
TZ1 B) MARIJUANA PROFITS-VOTOPS BNR WIPE TZ4 B) WORLD'S LARGEST FIREWORK-VOTOPS
WEATHER-WX CTR WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
NEWS ALERT-MO HEALTH-CLIP
TRAVEL AGENCY CLOSES-OC-VO SORE THROATS-ONCAM
TRAVEL AGENCY CLOSES-SOTVO SORE THROATS-PKG
DEVELOPING-MO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
UT BUS CRASH-OC VO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXCTR WXWALL
CAL STINGRAY INJURIES-OC VO NEW NOW-CLIP
CAL STINGRAY INJURIES-SOT VO NASA SEAMSTRESS-SQBXVOTOPS
PYEONGCHANG OLYS-OC VO NASA SEAMSTRESS-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP YOUR HEALTH-CLIP
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WX TOSS ONLINE TOBACCO MARKETING-OC-VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXCTR WXWALL CHILDREN OF MOMS W ARTHRITIS-OC-VO
NEWS ALERT-MO SOY DIET AND BREAST CANCER-OC-VO
MARIJUANA PROFITS-CTRL ROOM NEW NOW-CLIP
MARIJUANA PROFITS-PKG COLLIER NEW YEAR BABY-OC VO
CONSUMER-CLIP COLLIER NEW YEAR BABY-SOT VO
MONEY RESOLUTIONS-OC VO 1ST 2018 BABY-OC-VO
AIR TRAVEL SAFETY-VOTOPS 1ST 2018 BABY-SOTVO
MCDONALDS DOLLAR MENU-VOTOPS FLIGHT PROPOSAL-OC VO
TEASE TWO--- WORLD RECORD FIREWORK SHELL-OC NATSVO
TZ2 A) TOMATO SHORTAGE-VOTOPS COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
TZ2 B) TWINS DIFFERENT YEARS-VOTOPS 4PM TEASE-2 SHOT SS
NEW RIGHT NOW-MO TOP STORIES MO-MO
TOMATO SHORTAGE AFTER IRMA-OC-VO TS1) fm med marijuana-VOTOPS WIPE
TOMATO SHORTAGE AFTER IRMA-SOTVO TS2) causeway issues-VOTOPS WIPE
DEVELOPING-CLIP TS3)-VOTOPS WIPE
RAPHAEL SETH-ONCAM MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
RAPHAEL SETH-PKG CLOSE-3SHOT
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WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR


Good morning, Southwest Florida!

Better bundle up! It's a chilly, windy and cloudy start to the morning with temperatures starting out in the 40s.

Factor in a strong northerly windy, and it feels as cold as the 30s for parts of Southwest Florida.

The wind will play a major part in our weather today as well as the next couple of days. Our wind will be northerly today from 15-20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph, which will make the air feel several degrees below the actual temperature all day.

Aside from the wind chill aspect of our weather, don't expect much of a warm up, even later this afternoon.

Like Monday, we'll have lots of clouds blanketing our sky today, which will slow down the warming process dramatically.

Also, the strong northerly breeze will keep the chilly air flowing into Southwest Florida.

Tonight, expect the cloudy, chilly and breezy weather to continue, but temperatures won't get quite as cold as this morning--not yet, at least.

Before another blast of cold air arrives, we'll have to contend with some areas of rain Wednesday morning. This rain will generally be light to moderate, only resulting in a tenth of an inch or so of rain accumulation.

After the rain moves out by midday, we should manage to clear out much of the cloud cover and see some sunshine, but just as the sun peaks out, another blast of cold air arrives Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The coldest of the weather invades Southwest Florida Thursday-Saturday with morning lows as cold as the mid to upper 30s for those of us away from the coast and highs barely breaking out of the 50s Thursday and Friday afternoon.

By late this weekend, temperatures finally rebound into the 70s.

Get ready. It's going to be a cold week for Southwest Florida! Return to index of stories...


BREAKING-CLIP


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NORTH FORT MYERS DEATH INVESTIGATION-OC SS DBX


BREAKING NEWS-

WE ARE ON THE SCENE OF AN ACTIVE DEATH INVESTIGATION.

THIS IS IN NORT FORT MYERS ON BECKER DRIVE-

A NEGHBORHOD ADJACENT TO WEAVER'S CORNER SHOPPING CENTER.

NBC-2'S LEVI ISMAIL JOINS US LIVE WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


NORTH FORT MYERS DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM


YOU CAN STILL SEE DEPUTUES HERE KEEPING CLOSE TABS ON THIS HOME THEY'VE SURROUNDED WITH CRIME SCENE TAPE Return to index of stories...


NORTH FORT MYERS DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO


THE TAPE EXTENDS ALL THE WAY AROUND THIS HOME ON BECKER DRIVE.

IN THE BACK OF THE HOME WE SEE ANOTHER DEPUTY VEHICLE STATIONED.

DEPUTIES WILL ONLY TELL US THEY'VE BEEN HERE HOURS ON ROTATING SHIFTS.

MAJOR CRIMES UNIT DETECTIVES ARE INVESTIGATING WHAT LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES HAVE CONFIRMED IS A DEATH INVESTIGATION.

IN THE PAST HOUR, WE SPOKE WITH SOMEONE IDENTIFYING THEMSELVES AS THE HOMEOWNER AND THEY SAY A WOMAN RENTING HERE HAS DIED.

WE HAVE CONTACTED THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR INFORMATION AND THEY WILL ONLY CONFIRM THERE HAS BEEN A DEATH. Return to index of stories...


NORTH FORT MYERS DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOT


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NORTH FORT MYERS DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM


WE'VE BEEN HERE FOR OVER AN HOUR AND WE'VE YET TO SEE ANYONE ENTER OR EXIT THE HOUSE. COUNT ON US TO BRING YOU THE LATEST INFORMATION AS SOON AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE. REPORTING LIVE LEVI ISMAIL NBC2. Return to index of stories...


NEWS ALERT-MO


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MARIJUANA SETUP-VOTOPS WIPE


A BIG CHANGE ON THE BOOKS FOR MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, AND CALIFORNIA.

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IS NOW LEGAL IN THOSE THREE STATES-

AND WHILE LINES WERE OUT THE DOOR MONDAY MORNING-

ALL EYES ARE ON THE PROFITS OF THE BUDDING INDUSTRY.

WE'LL HAVE MUCH MORE ON THAT ANGLE IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


FM MED MARIJUANA-SQBXVOTOPS


ONE HOUR FROM NOW. FORT MYERS CITY COUNCIL WILL PUBLICLY DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF ALLOWING **MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES WITHIN CITY LIMITS.

N-B-C-2'S MEGHAN BRAGG IS IN FORT MYERS TO SEE HOW THE ADDITION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA WILL IMPACT THE CITY. Return to index of stories...


FM MED MARIJUANA-LL PKG


34-41

Mattlock Jarvis/Fort Myers

41-46

Tony Gonzalez/FM

IN ABOUT AN HOUR COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS ALLOWING MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES HERE IN THE CITY. SEVERAL CITIES AND TOWNS THROUGHOUT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAVE ALREADY BUT A BAN IN PLACE FOR THESE DISPENSARIES

IN NOVEMBER -- CITY COUNCIL TALKED ABOUT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES -- BUT NOT IN A PUBLIC MEETING.j

STATE LAW REQUIRES DISPENSARIES TO BE TREATED LIKE A PHARMACY AND BE AT LEAST 500 FEET FROM A SCHOOL.

MANY PEOPLE WE SPOKE WITH HAVE MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT DISPENSARIES

SETTING UP SHOP IN THE CITY.

Mattlock Jarvis/Fort Myers

08:31:53-01

"I think it could only help business. It'll bring in more tourists and people who desire that freedom."

Mary Lou O'Phelan/FM

08:36:49-01

"I know there are people who over use and then they get stoned, you know, and they stay that way.

COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM FORT MYERS BEACH, PUNTA GORDA SANIBEL AND ESTERO RECENTLY PUT BANS ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES.COUNCIL MEMBERS PLAN ON DISCUSSING THIS ISSUE AGAIN IN A COUPLE WEEKS IN FORT MYERS MB NBC2 Return to index of stories...


FM CC TURNING 100-VOTOPS


ALSO TODAY-

THE CITY OF FORT MYERS EXPECTED TO PROCLAIM JANUARY 5TH AS THE DAY TO CELEBRATE THE "FORT MYERS COUNTRY CLUB."

ORGINIALLY NAMED THE FORT MYERS GOLF AND YACHT CLUB.

IT'S NOW A 100 YEARS OLD.

IN 19-17 THE CITY HIRED A GOLF PRO FROM CHICAGO TO LURE MID-WESTERNERS.

AND ALL THESE YEARS LATER PLAYERS ARE STILL TEEING OFF.

THE COURSE IS NOW ONE OF FIVE IN FLORIDA TO MAKE IT TO A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION. Return to index of stories...


NEWS ALERT-MO


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I75 SEMI OVERTRNED-VOTOPS FDOT LIVE


I-75 IS ALL CLEAR NOW-

BUT THAT WASN'T THE CASE EARLIER.

TRAFFIC WAS AT A STAND STILL BECUASE OF AN OVERTURNED TRUCK THAT SPILLED GRAVEL EVERYWHERE.

HERE'S A LOOK AT THE SCENE NOW.

TROOPERS SAY THE DRIVER VEERED OFF THE ROAD AND WHEN HE TRIED TO CORRECT THE VEHICLE IT FLIPPED OVER.

THE DRIVER WAS TAKEN TO LEE MEMORIAL WITH MIINOR INJURIES

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BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS


JUST FOUR MILES FROM THERE-

CREWS RESPONDED TO A BRUSH FIRE ALONG INTERSTATE-75 THIS MORNING. JUST SOUTH OF THE DANIELS PKWY EXIT. YOU CAN SEE A LARGE AMOUNT OF SMOKE ON THE SHOULDER AND FIRE FIGTHERS SPRAYING THE AREA.

THEY WERE ABLE TO QUICKLY EXTINGUISH IT. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CAUSEWAY RENNOVATIONS-VO IN AUX WIPE LIVE


LEE COUNTY-- IS WORKING TO REPAIR DAMAGE TO THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY--LEFT BEHIND BY HURRICANE IRMA-- AND OTHER RECENT STORMS.

NOW, THERE'S A NEW PROJECT TO HELP FIX AND PROTECT THE CAUSEWAY IS COMING.

NBC2S JESSE PAGAN IS LIVE ON THE CAUSEWAY WITH THE PLAN AND HOW MUCH IT'LL COST. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CAUSEWAY RENNOVATIONS-REM


THE COUNTY WILL SPEND JUST OVER TWO MILLION DOLLARS TO FIX SPOTS LIKE THIS ALONG THE CAUSEWAY--

WHERE UPROOTED TREES AND WINDS HAVE CAUSED SERIOUS EROSION. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CAUSEWAY RENNOVATIONS-VO


SKY2 FLYING ABOVE SHOWS SOME OF THE DAMAGE STORMS LIKE HURRICANE IRMA LEFT BEHIND ON THE CAUSEWAY.

THE STORMS ERODED THE BEACH AND CAUSED ROOTS TO BREAK UP CHUNKS OF SAND AND CONCRETE IN SOME SPOTS.

THE COUNTY IS IN THE DESIGN PART OF A PROJECT TO HELP FIX AND PREVENT FUTURE DAMAGE FROM STORMS. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CAUSEWAY RENNOVATIONS-SOT


Michael Naab, Ft Myers

00:29:47 "a lot of less sand. I've noticed a lot more shells and sand seems to be missing"

00:31:17 "there's always going to be hurricanes and I think it's up to us to try to keep up the environment as time progresses" Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CAUSEWAY RENNOVATIONS-REM


THE MONEY FOR THE RESTORATION WILL COME FROM A BED TAX FROM THE BEACH AND SHORELINE PROGRAM.

THE COUNTY EXPECTS WORK TO START IN 2019.

LIVE JP NBC2. Return to index of stories...


HAPPENING TODAY-MO


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NEW PUNTA GORDA POLICE CHIEF-OC-SS


AFTER NATIONWIDE SEARCH, PAMELA DAVIS WILL SOON JOIN THE PUNTA GORDA POLICE DEPARTMENT AS ITS NEW CHIEF.

DAVIS WILL BE THE FIRST WOMAN THE LEAD THE CITY'S POLICE DEPARTMENT.

SHE'S BEEN WITH THE BALTIMORE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR 26 YEARS.

SHE STARTS TODAY, BUT WILL BE OFFICIALLY SWORN IN TOMORROW.

THE PREVIOUS CHIEF, TOM LEWIS, WAS FIRED AFTER A WOMAN DIED DURING A CITIZENS ACADEMY. Return to index of stories...


SWATTING SUSPECT IN COURT-OC-VO


THE SUSPECT FROM THE KANSAS SWATTING CASE IS DUE IN COURT TODAY FOR AN ARRAIGNMENT.

25-YEAR-OLD TYLER BARRISS, FROM CALIFORNIA, WAS ARRESTED ON FRIDAY FOR A PRANK CALL THAT LED TO POLICE SHOOTING A KANSAS MAN TO DEATH INSIDE HIS HOME. Return to index of stories...


MAO EXECS REPLACED-OC-VO


FORMER FOX NEWS ANCHOR GRETCHEN CARLSON HAS BEEN ELECTED AS MISS AMERICA CHAIR.

THE PREVIOUS CHAIRMAN AND TWO OTHER LEADERS RESIGNED FOLLOWING A SEXIST EMAIL SCANDAL.

GRETCHEN WON MISS AMERICA IN 19-89 -- AND WENT ON TO A CAREER IN JOURNALISM.

IN A TWEET ABOUT HER NEW ROLE --

CARLSON SAID SHE WAS HONORED TO MOVE THIS ICONIC PROGRAM FORWARD. Return to index of stories...


MO CAPE CORAL-MO


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CAPE CREEP FOLO-OC VO


WE ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT A PECULIAR VIDEO OF A MAN APPROACHING A HOME IN NORTHWEST CAPE CORAL.

IN THE VIDEO, THE MAN IS SEEN TAKING A PHOTO OF THE DOOR AND WALKING AWAY.

TURNS OUT, HE IS A SUBCONTRACTOR FOR A COMPANY CALLED CREDIBLE HOME INSPECTION --

A BUSINESS THAT IS CONTRACTED BY MORTGAGE COMPANIES TO DO OCCUPANCY CHECKS ON HOMES.

THE OWNER OF THE COMPANY SAYS THEY MUST TAKE A PHOTO TO PROVE TO THE BANK THAT THEY WENT TO THE RIGHT HOME.

HE SAYS ALL OF HIS CONTRACTORS ARE BACKGROUND CHECKED AND THEY MEANT NO HARM. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CREEP FOLO-SOTVO


Jay Yanesh/credible home inspections owner

12:39:10 we're not snooping around, were just trying to do our job and show the mortgage company that their home is occupied and its in good standing condition 25

YANESH SAYS EVEN THOUGH MOST PEOPLE AREN'T AWARE OF THE INDUSTRY --

IT'S FAIRLY COMMON.

HIS COMPANY DID EIGHT THOUSAND INSPECTIONS ALONE LAST MONTH. Return to index of stories...


CAPE RIDER FALLS FROM BRIDGE-SOT VO


Rick Brylanski/Cape Coral

02:57:05-17

"We often hear people speeding over the bridge, especially motorcycles. And we understand a motorcyclist perished in this one. It's a shame."

THE VICTIM'S NAME HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED.

POLICE ARE WAITING UNTIL HIS FAMILY KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED.

HE WAS THE ONLY PERSON HURT IN THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


GRAND THEFT SUSPECT-OC, VO


INVESTIGATORS IN LEE COUNTY ARE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A RETAIL THIEF.

TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SCREEN.

THIS MAN IS ACCUSED OF TAKING SEVERAL ITEMS FROM MIROMAR OUTLETS.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING-

YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


NEWS ALERT-MO


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AL FRANKEN-VOTOPS


SENATOR AL FRANKEN WILL OFFICIALLY RESIGN TODAY.

IT'S BEEN NEARLY A MONTH FRANKEN ANNOUNCED HE WOULD LEAVE OFFICE-

FOLLOWING ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT.

THE FORMER SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE COMEDIAN SAYS HE'LL CONTINUE TO HAVE A PUBLIC VOICE.

MINNESOTA'S LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, TINA SMITH, WILL BE SWORN IN TOMORROW TO REPLACE FRANKEN. Return to index of stories...


TRUMP 2018 PRIORITIES-ONCAM


PRESIDENT TRUMP IS BACK IN WASHINGTON, READY TO WORK ON HIS SECOND YEAR AGENDA.

TRACIE POTTS JOINS US WITH MORE ON WHAT THAT MEANS - AND WHAT DEMOCRATS HOPE TO FOCUS ON IN THE NEW YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TRUMP 2018 PRIORITIES-PKG


"We're going to have a fantastic 2018. We're off to a very good start."

PRESIDENT TRUMP AND REPUBLICAN LEADERS MEET AT CAMP DAVID NEXT WEEKEND TO DISCUSS THIS YEAR'S AGENDA:

REPLACING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

WELFARE REFORM

IMMIGRATION

INFRASTRUCTURE

AND NATIONAL SECURITY - INCLUDING NUCLEAR THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA AND IRAN.

super burned in

South Carolina :23-:32

"The Iranians are watching us in North Korea. North Korea is watching us in Iran. 2018 will be a year of opportunity and extreme danger."

BACK HOME, DEMOCRATS HAVE THEIR OWN AGENDA.

super burned in

Michigan :35-:37

"We have got to worry about pensions, health care."

super burned in

New York :38-:40

"Also the dreamers, the DACA issue."

PROTECTION FOR YOUNG IMMIGRANTS BROUGHT HERE ILLEGALLY AS CHILDREN RUNS OUT IN MARCH.

TO KEEP THEM HERE, REPUBLICANS WANT MONEY FOR A BORDER WALL.

super burned in

Texas :49-:52

"We have to do this together. We can have smart solutions to border security."

REPUBLICANS MAY ALSO REVISIT TAX REFORM.

super burned in

North Carolina :59-1:08

"I think what we will see is a real push to make the tax cuts for individuals permanent. I think you will see a vote on that in the first 30 days of this new year."

ANOTHER YEAR OF BIG CHALLENGES, CLOUDED BY THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION AND ANOTHER BUDGET DEADLINE IN LESS THAN THREE WEEKS.

GETTING THAT DONE TO SEE IF IT TOUGHER WITH TWO MORE DEMOCRATS ENTERING THE SENATE TOMORROW.

I'M TRACIE POTTS IN WASHINGTON, NOW BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE---


NBC-2 INVESTIGATORS DIG FOR ANSWERS AFTER THE CLOSURE OF A TRAVEL AGENCY CAUSES A WAVE OF FRUSTRATION.

ALSO AHEAD-

INVESTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS ARE POISED FOR THE POT POWDERKEG-

AFTER RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA BECOMES LEGAL IN CALIFORNIA. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) TRAVEL AGENCY-VOTOPS BNR WIPE


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TZ1 B) MARIJUANA PROFITS-VOTOPS BNR WIPE


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WEATHER-WX CTR


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


NEWS ALERT-MO


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TRAVEL AGENCY CLOSES-OC-VO


THE PRESIDENT OF A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TRAVEL AGENCY SAID THAT CUSTOMERS WOULD BE REFUNDED BY DECEMBER 31ST--

BUT NOW THAT WE'RE INTO THE NEW YEAR, WE'RE LEARNING HE DID NOT KEEP THAT PROMISE.

LEGENDARY JOURNEYS ABRUPTLY CLOSED IN NOVEMBER -- LEAVING DOZENS OF CUSTOMERS OUT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WITHOUT ANY VACATIONS TO LOOK FORWARD TO.

CUSTOMERS ARE ANGRY TO SAY THEY NEVER GOT THEIR REFUNDS. Return to index of stories...


TRAVEL AGENCY CLOSES-SOTVO


CAROLYN ROSS, PUNTA GORDA 18:18 very frustrated, upset, disappointed of course 18:23

JERRY ROSS, PUNTA GORDA 12:01 no one that we know of has received anything and i don't believe they will 12:05

FERGUSON WROTE IN HIS LAST EMAIL TO CUSTOMERS THAT LEGENDARY JOURNEYS' CLOSURE WOULD BE ADMINISTERED THROUGH STATE AND FEDERAL PROCEDURES -- LEADING CUSTOMERS TO BELIEVE HE IS FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING-MO


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UT BUS CRASH-OC VO


A TEENAGER IS DEAD AND NEARLY A DOZEN OTHERS WOUNDED AFTER A GREYHOUND BUS CRASHED ON A UTAH INTERSTATE.

POLICE SAY THE BUS WAS HEADING TO LAS VEGAS WHEN LEFT THE HIGHWAY.

A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL DIED BUT HAS NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED.

PASSENGERS TOLD TROOPERS THE DRIVER MAY HAVE HAD A MEDICAL CONDITION.

A SPOKESWOMAN FOR GREYHOUND SAYS THE COMPANY IS COOPERATING WITH INVESTIGATORS. Return to index of stories...


CAL STINGRAY INJURIES-OC VO


IN CALIFORNIA, SWIMMERS ARE WATCHING OUT FOR STINGRAYS.

THAT'S RIGHT.

INJURIES FROM THE SEA CREATURES REACHED AN ALL-TIME HIGH AT HUNTINGTON BEACH FRIDAY, ABOUT 40 MILES SOUTH OF LOS ANGELES.

SEVENTY THREE PEOPLE REPORTED BEING STUNG THAT DAY.

APPARENTLY HOT WATER IS THE KEY TO EASING THE PAIN IMMEDIATELY-

BUT IT'S A PUNCTURE WOUND, SO PEOPLE STILL NEED TO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION. Return to index of stories...


CAL STINGRAY INJURIES-SOT VO


S/ Sean Tuberg, Surfer :16

"They say it helps break down the protein-based venom, whatever that means. But I'm hoping it does the job, 'cause it doesn't feel good. It stings, yeah. I can't believe it. I've been surfing around here for 35 years, never been stung."

EXPERTS SAY THE SPIKE IN STINGRAY INJURIES IS BECAUSE THE TIDES ARE EXTREMELY LOW AND THE WATER IS ON THE WARM SIDE. IN THE 60 DEGREE RANGE. Return to index of stories...


PYEONGCHANG OLYS-OC VO


IN JUST FIVE WEEKS, ATHLETES FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD WILL DESCEND ON SOUTH KOREA IN PURSUIT OF OLYMPIC GOLD.

THE 20-18 OLYMPICS WILL FEATURE 15 WINTER SPORTS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTH KOREA.

NEARLY 100 NATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO COMPETE.

THE VENUES ARE ALL SET TO HOST THE 102 MEDAL EVENTS.

COMPETITION WILL KICK OFF ON FEBRUARY 8TH, A DAY BEFORE THE OPENING CEREMONY, AND RUN THROUGH FEBRUARY 25TH, THE DAY OF THE CLOSING CEREMONY. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WX TOSS


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXCTR WXWALL


ANCHOR AD LIB WX INTRO

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.

Good morning, Southwest Florida!

Better bundle up! It's a chilly, windy and cloudy start to the morning with temperatures starting out in the 40s.

Factor in a strong northerly windy, and it feels as cold as the 30s for parts of Southwest Florida.

The wind will play a major part in our weather today as well as the next couple of days. Our wind will be northerly today from 15-20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph, which will make the air feel several degrees below the actual temperature all day.

Aside from the wind chill aspect of our weather, don't expect much of a warm up, even later this afternoon.

Like Monday, we'll have lots of clouds blanketing our sky today, which will slow down the warming process dramatically.

Also, the strong northerly breeze will keep the chilly air flowing into Southwest Florida.

Tonight, expect the cloudy, chilly and breezy weather to continue, but temperatures won't get quite as cold as this morning--not yet, at least.

Before another blast of cold air arrives, we'll have to contend with some areas of rain Wednesday morning. This rain will generally be light to moderate, only resulting in a tenth of an inch or so of rain accumulation.

After the rain moves out by midday, we should manage to clear out much of the cloud cover and see some sunshine, but just as the sun peaks out, another blast of cold air arrives Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The coldest of the weather invades Southwest Florida Thursday-Saturday with morning lows as cold as the mid to upper 30s for those of us away from the coast and highs barely breaking out of the 50s Thursday and Friday afternoon.

By late this weekend, temperatures finally rebound into the 70s.

Get ready. It's going to be a cold week for Southwest Florida! Return to index of stories...


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MARIJUANA PROFITS-CTRL ROOM


LETS GET BACK TO THE MARIJUANA ISSUE.

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IS NOW LEGAL IN CALIFORNIA.

ONE OF THREE STATES WITH NEW LAWS KICKING IN.

CALIFORNIANS ALONE ARE EXPECTED TO SPEND ABOUT 6-BILLION DOLLARS BY 20-20.

IN A SPECIAL EDITION OF "THE PROFIT" TONIGHT ON CNBC-

MARCUS LEMONIS TRAVELS TO WHAT'S CONSIDERED TO BE THE BIRTHPLACE OF MARIJUANA IN AMERICA. Return to index of stories...


MARIJUANA PROFITS-PKG


MARCUS: I'm Marcus.

ALEX MOORE: I'm Alex.

MARCUS: Nice to meet you. How many acres do you have here?

ALEX: 900.

MARCUS: Holy Cowâ?¦

ALEX MOORE HAS INVESTED MILLIONS IN "HONEYDEW FARMS" AND WHEN IT COMES TO WEED. BIGGER IS DEFINITELY BETTER.

MARCUS: What happens on this 900 acres?

ALEX: We have cultivation sites spread out in different locations on the ranch.

HONEYDEW HAS NEARLY THREE ACRES OF OPEN-AIR PLANTS, AND TWENTY-TWO GREENHOUSES -- ALL OF IT, LEGAL.

MARCUS: So if you see a helicopter, you don't care.

ALEX: Oh, no the sheriff's department welcome to come over any time they want.

ALEX RUNS HONEYDEW ALONG WITH HIS WIFE, MIRANDA.

MARCUS:. Okay. State of California said it was legal."

ALEX: Yeah.

MARCUS: And then Humboldt County gave me a license. But what if the federal government's like, "Nope, we don't agree?"

ALEX: If the federal government's gonna start somewhere, I would hope they would start with the-- you know, the big black market producers crossin' state lines.

THE FEDS MAY BE SITTING ON THE SIDELINES. BUT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT IS NOT.

MARCUS: Sheriff?

SHERIFF BILLY HONSAL: Yes.

MARCUS: Nice to meet you.

SHERIFF HONSAL: Pleasure to meet you.

BILLY HONSAL IS THE SHERIFF OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY A LOCAL GUY, BORN AND BRED. FOR HIM, THE FIGHT AGAINST POTâ?¦ IS IN HIS BLOOD.

"No matter what part of Humboldt County you grew up in, you saw marijuana and the people that were associated with it."

TO SEE EXACTLY WHAT THE SHERIFF AND HIS MEN ARE UP AGAINSTâ?¦ I WANTED TO GET A BIRD'S EYE VIEW.

JUST ONE OF EVERY TEN FARMS IS GOING FOR A PERMIT.

MARCUS: While we're up here, is it safe to say that people down below are tracking our whereabouts?

SHERIFF HONSAL: This helicopter flying here is causing a lot of angst and anxiety with a lot of people.

I'M MARCUS LEMONIS FOR CNBC. Return to index of stories...


CONSUMER-CLIP


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MONEY RESOLUTIONS-OC VO


MOST AMERICANS ARE MAKING A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION THAT INVOLVES MONEY.

A GOLDMAN-SACHS STUDY SHOWS ALMOST 90-PERCENT OF AMERICANS SAY THEY PLAN ON SAVING MONEY IN 20-18.

THE TOP WAYS AMERICANS SAY THEY PLAN TO SAVE MONEY INCLUDE:

- ADDING MORE TO THEIR SAVINGS ACCOUNT

- PAYING DOWN CREDIT CARD DEBT

- AND CREATING A BUDGET.

A SIDE-NOTE FROM THE STUDY.

WOMEN ARE MORE LIKELY THAN MEN TO MAKE A RESOLUTION ABOUT PAYING DOWN CREDIT CARD DEBT. Return to index of stories...


AIR TRAVEL SAFETY-VOTOPS


IT APPEARS FLYING IN 20-17 WAS RELATIVELY SAFE COMPARED TO PREVIOUS YEARS.

THE AVIATION SAFETY NETWORK SAYS THERE WERE 10 FATAL COMMERCIAL PASSENGER AND CARGO AIR CRASHES LAST YEAR.

44 PASSENGERS AND CREW MEMBERS WERE KILLED.

THAT'S MUCH LOWER THAN THE FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE.

ALL OF LAST YEAR'S PLANE DEATHS OCCURRED EITHER ON CARGO PLANES OR SMALLER, PROPELLER-DRIVEN PASSENGER AIRCRAFT. Return to index of stories...


MCDONALDS DOLLAR MENU-VOTOPS


MC-DONALD'S ANNOUNCED THE VALUE MENU IS RETURNING ON THURSDAY.

INDIVIDUAL ITEMS COST ONE, TWO OR THREE DOLLARS.

ONE BUCK BUYS A CHEESEBURGER OR A SODA.

THREE BUCKS GETS YOU A WHOLE HAPPY MEAL. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO---


AHEAD ON THE NEWS AT NOON-

UNCOVERING THE IMPACT OF HURRICANE IRMA ON THE PRODUCE YOU BUY.

ALSO AHEAD-

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT MAKES A SET OF TWINS SO SPECIAL. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) TOMATO SHORTAGE-VOTOPS


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TZ2 B) TWINS DIFFERENT YEARS-VOTOPS


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NEW RIGHT NOW-MO


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TOMATO SHORTAGE AFTER IRMA-OC-VO


ORANGES AREN'T THE ONLY SHORTAGES AFTER HURRICANE IRMA.

THE STORM IS NOW BEING BLAMED FOR A TOMATO SHORTAGE AS WELL.

PACKER-DOT-COM REPORTS THAT FLORIDA TOMATO SHIPMENTS FROM DECEMBER 3RD TO THE 9TH WERE DOWN MORE THAN 65%.

THE NATIONAL DROP WAS AROUND 25 PERCENT.

MANY RESTAURANTS HAVE PULLED TOMATOES FROM THEIR MENUS DUE TO THE PRICE INCREASE. Return to index of stories...


TOMATO SHORTAGE AFTER IRMA-SOTVO


Dave Applegate, Shopper:

"I am surprised to hear that. That seems like it would be a staple in salads, Mexican, stuff like that."

THE TOMATO PRICE HIKE MAY NOT LAST LONG, AS THE PACKER-DOT-COM REPORT SAYS IMPORTS FROM MEXICO WILL LIKELY ARRIVE LATER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


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RAPHAEL SETH-ONCAM


IF YOU'RE IN RECOVERY MODE AFTER NEW-YEAR-CELEBRATIONS, HOLLYWOOD'S GOT YOUR CURE.

RAPHAEL SETH TAKES A LOOK AT WHAT'S NEW IN HOME ENTERTAINMENT. Return to index of stories...


RAPHAEL SETH-PKG


nat

TOM CRUISE FEELS THE NEED FOR SPEED IN THE BONUS FEATURES FOR "AMERICAN MADE." THIS 80'S ADVENTURE IS BASED ON THE REAL-LIFE OF FORMER AIRLINE PILOT BARRY SEAL. HE'S RECRUITED BY THE C-I-A TO DO A LITTLE UNDER-THE-RADAR DIRTY WORK IN SOUTH AMERICAN. AN OPERATION THAT BECOMES KNOWN TO THE WORLD AS THE "IRAN-CONTRA" SCANDAL.

nat

BEN STILLER HAS A MID-LIFE MELTDOWN IN "BRAD'S STATUS." HE'S A MIDDLE-CLASS DAD DOING CAMPUS TOURS WITH HIS SON. BUT THE STROLLS ACROSS THE QUAD TAKE BEN BACK TO HIS OLD COLLEGE DAYS AND THE SUCCESS THAT HAS ELUDED HIM. EPECIALLY WHEN COMPARED TO FORMER CLASSMATES WHO HAVE SCORED RICHES AND FAME.

nat

HARRY DEAN STANTON SINGS HIS SWAN SONG IN "LUCKY." THE VETERAN OF NUMEROUS FILMS SUCH AS "ALIEN" AND "THE GREEN MILE" PASSED AWAY LAST FALL. BUT HE LEAVES BEHIND THIS CHARACTER STUDY OF A CHAIN-SMOKING ATHEIST. WHO REEXAMINES HIS VALUES AND ROUTINES AS HE NEARS THE END OF THE ROAD.

THAT'S THE VIDEO VIEW, RAPHAEL SETH NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


POWERBALL JACKPOT LATEST-OC-VO


AFTER ANOTHER DRAWING YIELDED NO WINNERS, THE POWERBALL JACKPOT JUST GOT BIGGER.

THE JACKPOT IS NOW ESTIMATED TO BE AT 440-MILLION DOLLARS, WHILE THE MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT NOW TOTALS 343-MILLION DOLLARS.

THE NEXT POWERBALL DRAWING IS TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


TWINS BORN IN DIFFERENT YEARS-OC-VO


ANOTHER CLASSIC CASE OF TWINS HAVING DIFFERENT BIRTHDAYS--

IN DIFFERENT YEARS.

THE MOTHER WAS ORIGINALLY DUE JANUARY 27, THEN A HAD A C-SECTION SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 10TH.

BUT THEN THE FIRST BABY WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 31ST, AT 11:58 P-M.

HIS TWIN SISTER CAME OUT SIXTEEN MINUTES INTO THE NEW YEAR, FOLLOWING A C-SECTION. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE---


IN OUR NEXT HALF HOUR-

WE TRACK THE LATEST TEMPERATURES HERE AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY AS COLD GRIPS THE NATION.

ALSO AHEAD-

THE LATEST ON A COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH THAT KILLED AN AMERICAN FAMILY OF FIVE. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) EXTREME COLD-VOTOPS


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TZ3 B) PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS


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WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR


Good morning, Southwest Florida!

Better bundle up! It's a chilly, windy and cloudy start to the morning with temperatures starting out in the 40s.

Factor in a strong northerly windy, and it feels as cold as the 30s for parts of Southwest Florida.

The wind will play a major part in our weather today as well as the next couple of days. Our wind will be northerly today from 15-20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph, which will make the air feel several degrees below the actual temperature all day.

Aside from the wind chill aspect of our weather, don't expect much of a warm up, even later this afternoon.

Like Monday, we'll have lots of clouds blanketing our sky today, which will slow down the warming process dramatically.

Also, the strong northerly breeze will keep the chilly air flowing into Southwest Florida.

Tonight, expect the cloudy, chilly and breezy weather to continue, but temperatures won't get quite as cold as this morning--not yet, at least.

Before another blast of cold air arrives, we'll have to contend with some areas of rain Wednesday morning. This rain will generally be light to moderate, only resulting in a tenth of an inch or so of rain accumulation.

After the rain moves out by midday, we should manage to clear out much of the cloud cover and see some sunshine, but just as the sun peaks out, another blast of cold air arrives Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The coldest of the weather invades Southwest Florida Thursday-Saturday with morning lows as cold as the mid to upper 30s for those of us away from the coast and highs barely breaking out of the 50s Thursday and Friday afternoon.

By late this weekend, temperatures finally rebound into the 70s.

Get ready. It's going to be a cold week for Southwest Florida! Return to index of stories...


NEWS ALERT-MO


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EXTREME COLD-SQBXVOTOPS


THIS MORNING-

MUCH OF THE COUNTRY WOKE UP IN A DEEP FREEZE, WITH TEMPERATURES IN MANY STATES AT OR BELOW FREEZING.

THIS ARCTIC BLAST HAS BROUGHT IN EXTREMELY COLD WEATHER-

LIMITING MOBILITY IN AIRPORTS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, MAKING IT RISKY JUST TO GO OUTSIDE.

BLAKE MCCOY REPORTS FROM CHICAGO. Return to index of stories...


EXTREME COLD-PKG


--- PKG ---

THIS MORNING MUCH OF THE COUNTRY IS KICKING OFF THE NEW YEAR IN A DEEP FREEZE.

CHICAGO WAKING UP BELOW ZERO FOR THE 4TH DAY IN A ROW.

MOS:

"It's freezing out here"

MOS: LISA BERNAN from Florida

"I'm freezing I'm from Florida this is craziness

THE ARCTIC BLAST HAS BEEN RELENTLESS AND WIDESPREAD.

IN NORTHWEST WASHINGTON AN ICE STORM TOPPLED POWER LINES. OFFICIALS URGING PEOPLE TO STAY HOME.

TEXAS, WHICH IS ILL-PREPARED FOR THIS FRIGID WEATHER, IS COATED IN ICE.

A SPATULA, DOUBLING AS A WINDOW SCRAPER.

AND THIS POLICE OFFICER OUTSIDE DALLAS SLIPPING ON A HIGHWAY AS A CAR NEARLY SLIDES INTO HIM.

THE DANGEROUS WEATHER HAS NOW TURNED DEADLY.

AT LEAST FIVE PEOPLE FREEZING TO DEATH ACROSS FOUR STATES.

***polar plunge nats*****

POLAR PLUNGES ARE A NEW YEAR'S DAY TRADITION.

BUT THIS YEAR'S EVENT IN MILWAUKEE -- CAME WITH A MEDICAL WARNING FROM ORGANIZERS.

Nats:

AND A POLAR PLUNGE IN CLEVELAND HAD TO BE CANCELED WHEN THEY COULDN'T BREAK THROUGH THE ICE.

NIAGARA FALLS THIS MORNING FROZEN TOO AS THE BITTER COLD SHOWS NO SIGN OF LETTING GO.

SOME SCHOOL KIDS DID CATCH A LUCKY BREAK TODAY CLASS WAS CANCELED FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN INDIANAPOLIS AND CEDAR RAPIDS.

AT MANY SCHOOLS THE BUSES WOULD NOT START BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN SITTING IDOL FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS.

THE MORAL OF THE STORY HERE. BUNDLE UP.

BLAKE MCCOY NBC NEWS CHICAGO. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AL-MO


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CAPE RIDER FALLS FROM BRIDGE-VOTOPS


JUST INTO THE NEWSROOM-

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY THOMAS HOEFT FROM FORT MYERS IS THE MAN THAT CRASHED HIS MOTORCYCLE-

AND DIED MONDAY ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE.

THIS SHUT DOWN EASTBOUND TRAFFIC ON THE FORT MYERS SIDE OF THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE.

AFTER HE CRASHED-

HE FLEW OFF THE BRIDGE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SPEED-

IS A FACTOR IN THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY CAPE CRASH UPDATE-KEY


WE NOW KNOW THE NAME OF THE WOMAN HIT AND KILLED NEW YEARS DAY IN CAPE CORAL.

THIS WAS BREAKING NEWS MONDAY IN OUR AFTERNOON SHOWS.

MARIA SCHREINER WAS WALKING IN THE BIKE LANE ON PINE ISLAND ROAD NEAR THE GERMAN AMERICAN CLUB.

POLICE SAY A MAN DRIVING A PICKUP TRUCK DRIFTED OUT OF HIS LANE AND HIT THE 54-YEAR OLD.

NO WORD IF THE DRIVER WILL FACE CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


NJ TEEN MURDERS-OC VO


THE TEENAGED SUSPECT IN A QUADRUPLE MURDER OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND WILL FACE A NEW JERSEY JUDGE TODAY IN COURT.

POLICE SAY A 16-YEAR-OLD ALLEGEDLY SHOT AND KILLED HIS PARENTS, HIS SISTER AND A FAMILY FRIEND INSIDE HIS PARENTS' LONG BRANCH HOME.

POLICE SAY THE UNIDENTIFIED TEEN WAS PART OF A DOMESTIC CASE.

THE TEEN FACES FOUR COUNTS OF MURDER AND ONE COUNT OF POSSESSION OF A WEAPON. Return to index of stories...


CUSTOMS COMPUTERS OUTAGE-OC VO


THE U-S CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION EXPERIENCED A COMPUTER SYSTEM OUTAGE.

RESULTING IN NATIONWIDE DELAYS AT AIRPORTS ON MONDAY NIGHT.

THIS WAS THE SCENE AT L-A-X.

THE OUTAGE LASTED ABOUT TWO HOURS.

PASSENGERS WHO LANDED DURING THAT TIME FRAME WERE LEFT STANDING IN LONG LINES. Return to index of stories...


CUSTOMS COMPUTERS OUTAGE-SOT VO


SOT--

Man: "30 minutes backed up, have no idea what's going on?"

Reporter: "Were people being polite?"

Man: "No."

Man: "So there were quite a few people honking and stuff so you've kind of got to honk back just to make it through."

TRAVELERS IN NEW YORK, FLORIDA, TEXAS AND COLORADO WERE ALSO AFFECTED.

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTIONS SAID THE OUTAGE DIDN'T' APPEAR TO BE "MALICIOUS." Return to index of stories...


FL FAMILY KILLED IN PLANE CRASH-OC-VO


WE'RE LEARNING MORE NOW ABOUT THE DEADLY PLANE CRASH THAT KILLED A FLORIDA FAMILY IN COSTA RICA.

TWO DOCTORS FROM CLEARWATER WERE KILLED, ALONG WITH THEIR TWO TEENAGE CHILDREN AND OTHER FRIENDS AND RELATIVES, WHEN A PLANE CRASHED INTO THE COSTA RICAN MOUNTAINS.

NONE OF THE TWELVE PEOPLE ONBOARD SURVIVED THE CRASH.

THOSE WHO KNEW THE FAMILY WERE DEVASTATED TO LEARN ABOUT THE ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


FL FAMILY KILLED IN PLANE CRASH-SOTVO


Greg Savel/Knew Victims:

"For an entire family -- an entire generation of a family to be lost in one tragedy is something that I don't know if I'll ever be able to wrap my head around."

OFFICIALS ARE CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING THE CRASH, THOUGH THEY BELIEVE PART OF IT WAS THE WINDS FORCING THE PILOTS TO CHANGE COURSE.

THIS IS THE SECOND CRASH INVOLVING A FLORIDA FAMILY, AFTER THE CHRISTMAS EVE CRASH AT BARTOW AIRPORT. Return to index of stories...


CRIME ALERT-CLIP


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GUN TAZER ARREST-OC SS VO


COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY HAD TO USE A TAZER ON A MAN---

AFTER HE PULLED A GUN AT A BAR.

INVESTIGATORS TELL US ON SATURDAY NIGHT---

LEO PEREZ TRIED TO GET INTO MI-TIERRA BAR ON COLLIER BOULEVARD, AFTER-HOURS.

WHEN THE SECURITY GUARD WOULDN'T LET HIM IN-

DEPUTIES SAY PEREZ GOT AGGRESSIVE AND SHOWED A GUN.

THE REPORT SAYS HE EVEN POINTED THE GUN AT FIRST RESPONDERS-

BUT QUICKLY THREW THE WEAPON.

DEPUTIES USED A TAZER ON HIM AND ARRESTED HIM TO GET AFTER HE WOULDN'T FOLLOW COMMANDS.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE NEARBY SAY THINGS LIKE THIS ARE COMMON AROUND THAT AREA. Return to index of stories...


GUN TAZER ARREST-SOT VO


Ulrick Gustave/Naples

02:50:19-31

"That's kinda crazy. It's not heard of for you to get tazed having a gun around here. Usually you get shot, so he's lucky to have his life right now."

THE SECURITY GUARD AT THE BAR WAS NOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


TAXI DRIVER ATTACKED-OC-SS-VO


A MAN IS ARRESTED IN COLLER COUNTY FOR ATTACKING HIS TAXI DRIVER ON NEW YEAR'S.

DEPUTIES SAY DANIEL MCCORMICK BEAT UP HIS TAXI DRIVER AFTER A LONG NIGHT OF DRINKING AT MERCATO SHOPPING CENTER IN NAPLES.

MCCORMICK REFUSED TO PAY HIS FARE WHEN THE CABBIE DROPPED HIM OFF AT THE FRONT GATE OF THE GRAND BAY COMMUNITY.

THE DRIVER CALLED 9-1-1, CLAIMING MCCORMICK WAS SHOVING AND HITTING HIM.

WHEN DEPUTIES ARRIVED TO HELP, THEY HAD TO TACKLE MCCMORMICK TO GET HIM OFF THE VICTIM. Return to index of stories...


TAXI DRIVER ATTACKED-SOTVO


Maryanne Hebert: Naples Resident

03:!4:18

"just awful to think that somebody is doing their job and that they were attacked, it's terrible." Dur: 05

THE DRIVER HAS RECOVERED FROM THE ATTACK AND RETURNED TO WORK.

MCCORMICK IS OUT ON BOND, BUT IS CHARGED WITH BATTERY AND THEFT--FOR NOT EVER PAYING THE VICTIM. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING-MO


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RODENT PROBLEM-OC VO


PEST CONTROL COMPANIES ARE WARNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HOMEOWNERS OF REPORTS OF RODENT INFESTATIONS.

THESE COMPANIES SAY THEY'RE GETTING REGULAR CALLS FOR RODENT REMOVAL.

THE PESTS USE *YOUR HOUSE TO STAY WARM IN THIS COLD WEATHER.

EXPERTS SAY YOUR HOME COULD BE VULNERABLE IF THERE ARE ENTRYWAYS FOR RODENTS.

FINDING OUT IS AS SIMPLE AS TAKING A LOOK OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


RODENT PROBLEM-SOT VO


"Take an exterior assessment of your home. Anything you would think they are able to get in that's the size of a quarter; that's kind of a general rule of thumb. Go ahead and seal out."

"Average cost generally costs around 800 to one-thousand and then goes up from there, depending on the amount of work that needs to be done."

IF YOUR RODENT PROBLEM IS BAD ENOUGH--YOU COULD PAY UP TO 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO FIX IT.

EXPERTS SAY INSURANCE LIKELY WON'T COVER THAT. Return to index of stories...


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BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-OC-VO


MANY SOUTHWEST FLORIDIANS WERE EAGER TO LEAVE THE DEVASTATION FROM IRMA BEHIND AS 2017 ENDED--

ESPECIALLY ONE LEE COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD.

NEARLY FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE STORM, DEBRIS CONTINUES TO SIT IN DUMPSTERS OUTSIDE MANY PEOPLE'S HOMES ON SHADY RIVER LANE IN BUCKINGHAM--

ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT AREAS DURING THE STORM.

MANY RESIDENTS ON THAT BLOCK HAVEN'T EVEN MOVED BACK IN YET.

BUT DESPITE THE DEVASTATION IN 2017, NEIGHBORS MAINTAIN A HOPEFUL OUTLOOK AS THE NEW YEAR BEGINS. Return to index of stories...


BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-SOTVO


00:40:45-:55 ***

I'm looking forward to being back in the house I'm ready to come back home obviously my home is not ready for me

01:10:02-01:10:16

It's important to think about progress. Not Perfection. There's no day that we can get finished. It's about progress. The end of the day if I can see some progress that is helpful

SOME OF THE RESIDENTS WHO STILL HAVEN'T MOVED BACK IN ARE HOPING TO RETURN BY EASTER THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


FL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE-OC-VO


FLORIDA'S MINIMUM WAGE IS FIFTEEN CENTS HIGHER.

TOTALING 8-25 AN HOUR IN 2018.

A15 CENT JUMP MAY NOT SOUND LIKE MUCH--

BUT WITH THIS HOURLY INCREASE, FULL TIME MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS--

WOULD EARN ABOUT THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS *MORE THAN THEY DID LAST YEAR.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY IS *REQUIRED BY STATE LAW TO ADJUST EACH YEAR'S MINIMUM WAGE BASED ON THE FEDERAL CONSUMER PRICE INDEX.

THIS YEAR'S CALCULATIONS LED TO AN ALMOST TWO PERCENT INCREASE. Return to index of stories...


FL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE-SOTVO


25:00 you know it doesn't sound like much but then you keep going up and up and up where does it end 04

BUTT TO

25:13 seems to me the problem is now that we're depending on this minimum to support families 18 and that's not what it was designed for 20

FOR NOW THE MINIMUM WAGE FOR FLORIDA EMPLOYEES IS SET AT 8-25.

WORKERS WHO MAKE TIPS HAVE A SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER RATE AT 5-23. Return to index of stories...


NEWS ALERT


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KOREA TALKS-ONCAM


THE UPCOMING PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPICS IS SERVING AS A POTENTIAL CATALYST FOR HIGH-LEVEL TALKS BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA.

SOUTH KOREA HAS OFFERED TO MEET WITH NORTH KOREA NEXT WEEK TO FIND WAYS TO CO-OPERATE ON NEXT MONTH'S GAMES.

N-B-C'S KELLY COBIELLA REPORTS FROM SEOUL. Return to index of stories...


KOREA TALKS-PKG


SOUTH KOREA'S PRESIDENT MOON JAE IN SAYS HE SEES THIS AS A POSSIBLE BREAK THROUGH.

HIS GOVERNMENT MOVING QUICKLY TO PROPOSE A DATE FOR TALKS WITH NORTH KOREA.

NEXT WEEK ON TUESDAY, AT THE SO-CALLED TRUCE VILLAGE IN THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE.

THE TOPIC, THE OLYMPIC GAMES, HOW WOULD NORTH KOREA SEND ITS ICE SKATING TEAM TO THE SOUTH FOR THE GAMES NEXT MONTH.

WHAT WOULD BE THE LOGISTICS AND WOULD THEY MARCH ALONG THE SOUTH KOREANS IN THE OPENING CEREMONIES AS MOON SUGGESTED IN THE PAST.

MOON IS A BIG PROPONENT OF ENGAGEMENT WITH NORTH KOREA. HE'S BEEN TRYING TO CONVINCE THE NORTH KOREANS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GAMES AND TO SIT DOWN FOR TALKS.

TODAY HE SAID ANY TALKS ABOUT FUTURE TIES AND RELATIONS WOULD HAVE TO INCLUDE THE NORTH'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM.

ALL OF THIS AFTER KIM JON UN'S NEW YEAR'S DAY SPEECH WHERE HE DECLARED THE NORTH TO BE A NUCLEAR POWER, SAYING THIS IS NOT A THREAT BUT A REALITY.

S/ Kelly Cobiella/ NBC News/ Seoul 1:04-1:11

"So far no response on the proposed date from the North Koreans. Kelly Cobiella, NBC News, Seoul." Return to index of stories...


HODA KOTB-OC VO


A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT THIS MORNING FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF NBC NEWS.

ANDY LACK ANNOUNCED THAT HODA KOTB IS THE NEW CO-ANCHOR OF THE TODAY SHOW.

THE 53-YEAR-OLD KOTB JOINS SAVANNAH GUTHRIE IN THE ANCHOR CHAIR.

KOTB, WHO HAS BEEN A REGULAR FILL-IN ANCHOR ON THE SHOW, TAKES OVER FOR MATT LAUER WHO WAS DISMISSED FROM NBC NEWS FOLLOWING ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR---


AHEAD ON THE NEWS AT NOON-

NASA GIVES NBC 2 A RARE CLIMPSE BEHIND THE SCENES.

WHAT IT TAKES TO MANUFACTURE A SPACECRAFT.

ALSO AHEAD-

MUST SEE VIDEO FROM THE NEW YEAR.

OF THE OFFICIAL, WORLD'S LARGEST FIREWORK. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A) NASA SEAMSTRESS-VOTOPS


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TZ4 B) WORLD'S LARGEST FIREWORK-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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HEALTH-CLIP


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SORE THROATS-ONCAM


WINTER IS OFTEN KNOWN AS SORE THROAT SEASON.

AND DOCTOR FRANK MCGEORGE TELLS US ABOUT THE CAUSES AND TREATMENTS FOR THIS VERY COMMON COMPLAINT. Return to index of stories...


SORE THROATS-PKG


VERY MILD SORE THROAT CAN COME FROM SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS DRY INDOOR AIR --

THAT'S AN EASY FIX -- JUST SLEEP WITH A HUMIDIFIER.

MORE COMMONLY IT'S NOT THAT SIMPLE.

INFECTIONS FROM VIRUSES TO BACTERIA CAN BE THE CAUSE. THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME - A VIRUS IS TO BLAME. IF THAT'S THE CASE THERE IS NO SPECIFIC TREATMENT THAT WILL MAKE YOU BETTER ANY FASTER.

THE MOST COMMON BACTERIA THAT CAUSES A SORE THROAT IS STREP -- WITHOUT A THROAT CULTURE OR SPECIFIC STREP TEST IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO TELL WHAT THE CAUSE IS -- BUT THERE ARE A FEW THINGS THAT MAKE IT MORE LIKELY STREP MAY BE THE CULPRIT.

FOR EXAMPLE, IF THERE IS *NO* COUGH, WHITE PATCHES ON THE TONSILS, A FEVER, AND TENDER LYMPH NODES AT THE FRONT OF THE NECK.

IF YOU SUSPECT IT'S STREP YOU CAN GET TESTED AND ANTIBIOTICS MAY BE HELPFUL.

SOME OF THE WORST SORE THROATS I'VE SEEN ARE FROM MONO.

THERE'S NO SPECIFIC TREATMENT BUT IT'S HELPFUL TO KNOW IF THAT'S THE CAUSE TO PREDICT HOW LONG YOU WILL BE ILL - A BLOOD TEST CAN SHOW THAT.

TREATING A SORE THROAT IS FRUSTRATING - THERE'S NO MAGIC BULLET -

GARGLING WITH WARM SALT WATER SEVERAL TIMES A DAY CAN HELP, SO CAN PAIN RELIEVERS LIKE ACETAMINOPHEN OR IBUPROFEN. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXCTR WXWALL


ANCHOR AD LIB WX INTRO

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.

Good morning, Southwest Florida!

Better bundle up! It's a chilly, windy and cloudy start to the morning with temperatures starting out in the 40s.

Factor in a strong northerly windy, and it feels as cold as the 30s for parts of Southwest Florida.

The wind will play a major part in our weather today as well as the next couple of days. Our wind will be northerly today from 15-20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph, which will make the air feel several degrees below the actual temperature all day.

Aside from the wind chill aspect of our weather, don't expect much of a warm up, even later this afternoon.

Like Monday, we'll have lots of clouds blanketing our sky today, which will slow down the warming process dramatically.

Also, the strong northerly breeze will keep the chilly air flowing into Southwest Florida.

Tonight, expect the cloudy, chilly and breezy weather to continue, but temperatures won't get quite as cold as this morning--not yet, at least.

Before another blast of cold air arrives, we'll have to contend with some areas of rain Wednesday morning. This rain will generally be light to moderate, only resulting in a tenth of an inch or so of rain accumulation.

After the rain moves out by midday, we should manage to clear out much of the cloud cover and see some sunshine, but just as the sun peaks out, another blast of cold air arrives Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The coldest of the weather invades Southwest Florida Thursday-Saturday with morning lows as cold as the mid to upper 30s for those of us away from the coast and highs barely breaking out of the 50s Thursday and Friday afternoon.

By late this weekend, temperatures finally rebound into the 70s.

Get ready. It's going to be a cold week for Southwest Florida! Return to index of stories...


NEW NOW-CLIP


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NASA SEAMSTRESS-SQBXVOTOPS


IT'S ALL ABOUT THE *AMERICAN DREAM -- AND HOW ONE WOMAN IS FULFILLING IT BY USING HER SKILLS TO MAKE *KEY PARTS FOR THIS COUNTRY'S SPACE PROGRAM.

IT BEGAN MANY YEARS AGO WHEN SHE LEFT VIETNAM.

TODAY, THOSE SKILLS ARE HELPING AMERICA GO TO INFINITY AND BEYOND.

NBC'S PETER ALEXANDER REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


NASA SEAMSTRESS-PKG


-- PKG --

THE JOURNEY TO THE space STARTS WITH A SINGLE STITCH.

HERE IN THE NASA JET PROPULSION LAB near l-a THIS SEWING CIRCLE IS MAKING BLANKETS.FOR ROCKET SHIPS.

3. 2. 1 and lift off of cassini spacecraft

TO INSULATE FROM THE EXTREME TEMPERATURES in orbit. 360 TO 500 degrees below zero. EACH THERMAL BLANKET IS PATTERNED, MEASURED AND FITTED BY HAND.

Lien Pham

LP: I used to tell my kid I'm making dresses for spacecraft. 'Cause they couldn't understand what it mean by blanket.

LIEN PHAM LEARNED THOSE SKILLS, AFTER FLEEING the VIETNAM WAR.NEVER DREAMING SHE'D JOIN A TEAM in America REACHING FOR THE STARS.

Mark Duran

MD: JPL as a community and-- and NASA as a whole, it's about the people. / they're from all walks of life, all-- from all parts of this wonderful world of ours.**

MARK DURAN OVERSEES THE SHIELD SHOP.

MD: We're at times working parallel five flight projects. And this team is strong and mighty when it comes to delivering on all those fronts.

IN pham'S FIRST PROJECT AT NASA -- THE CASSINI MISSION TO SATURN -- HER GOLD BLANKETS SURVIVED THE 700 MILLION MILE JOURNEY. HELPING CAPTURE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN VIEWS OF THE RINGED PLANET.

LP there are so many thing you have to take into consideration, you know. There's a moving part or there's a mirror/ you have to be paying attention to.

FROM DESIGN. TO production. TO INSTALLATION. at nasa, these women are now sending their gear to infinity and beyond.

LP: I love my job, I do, and I really enjoy doing it.

The powerful story of immigrants now woven into the fabric of America. Return to index of stories...


YOUR HEALTH-CLIP


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ONLINE TOBACCO MARKETING-OC-VO


A NEW STUDY BLAMES ONLINE MARKETING FOR TEEN SMOKING.

RESEARCHERS FROM DARTMOUTH COLLEGE SURVEYED ALMOST 12-THOUSAND ADOLESCENTS.

AND FOUND THAT TEENS WHO WATCHED TOBACCO-RELATED VIDEOS OR WERE ACTIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA WERE *SIGNIFICANTLY MORE LIKELY TO TRY TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

THEY ALSO USED TOBACCO MORE FREQUENTLY AND WERE LESS LIKELY TO QUIT. Return to index of stories...


CHILDREN OF MOMS W ARTHRITIS-OC-VO


NEW RESEARCH FINDS THAT CHILDREN OF MOTHERS WITH *RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS MAY BE AT RISK FOR CHRONIC ILLNESS.

DATA REVEALS THE CHILDREN WERE ALMOST THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP IT THEMSELVES.

THEY ALSO HAD AN INCREASED RISK FOR THYROID DISEASE AND EPILEPSY.

EXPERTS SAY PEDIATRICIANS SHOULD MONITOR KIDS CLOSELY FOR EARLY SYMPTOMS. Return to index of stories...


SOY DIET AND BREAST CANCER-OC-VO


A DIET RICH IN SOY, BROCCOLI AND KALE MAY REDUCE SIDE EFFECTS FROM BREAST CANCER TREATMENT.

MANY BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS SUFFER FROM HOT FLASHES, NIGHT SWEATS, AND OTHER UNPLEASANT SYMPTOMS.

BUT A GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY STUDY FOUND WOMEN WHO CONSUMED MORE SOY FOODS AND VEGETABLES FELT BETTER.

SOY ALSO HELPED DECREASE *FATIGUE.

HOWEVER, DESPITE THESE FINDINGS, BREAST CANCER PATIENTS SHOULD *NOT INCREASE THEIR SOY INTAKE WITHOUT CONSULTING A DOCTOR. Return to index of stories...


NEW NOW-CLIP


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COLLIER NEW YEAR BABY-OC VO


A COLLIER COUNTY MOTHER'S *THIRD CHILD

WAS THE FIRST BABY OF 2018 IN *COLLIER COUNTY.

MELISSA GONZALEZ GAVE BIRTH TO BABY GIRL, ALANI, AT NORTH COLLIER HOSPITAL ABOUT TWO IN THE MORNING.

MELISSA SAYS HER BUNDLE OF JOY WAS BORN ONE DAY EARLY. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER NEW YEAR BABY-SOT VO


SOT---

Melissa Gonzalez: Mother/ Immokalee Resident

03:08:51

"I mean, it's a big deal, and it's pretty cool. it's exciting, it will

be a great memory for her!"

ALANI WEIGHED IN AT SEVEN POUNDS, 15 OUNCES.

GONZALEZ HAS TWO DAUGHTERS ALREADY BUT SAYS HER THIRD GIRL WILL CERTAINLY HAVE THE MOST MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY STORY. Return to index of stories...


1ST 2018 BABY-OC-VO


THE FIRST BABY BORN AT LEE HEALTH IN 2018. HAS QUITE A STORY!

BABY DOMINIC ARRIVED AT 2:05 IN THE MORNING.

MOM AND DAD SAY THEY WERE CELEBRATING NEW YEARS AT HOME WITH THEIR THREE OTHER KIDS --

WHEN SHE WENT INTO LABOR.

FIVE WEEKS BEFORE HER DUE DATE.

THE PARENTS ARE SHOCKED DOMINIC CAME SO EARLY, BUT CANT WAIT TO TELL HIM ABOUT HIS SPECIAL BIRTHDAY WHEN HE GETS OLDER. Return to index of stories...


1ST 2018 BABY-SOTVO


Luis and Brooke whatts/father and mother

12:09:42 you know it's something that we can always tell him you were the first one in 2018, so, he'll have a unique story, that's for sure 49

DOMINIC WAS BORN WEIGHING SIX POUNDS AND ONE OUNCE.

HE WAS 19 INCHES LONG. Return to index of stories...


FLIGHT PROPOSAL-OC VO


PASSENGERS ON BOARD A COMMERICAL FLIGHT FROM DETROIT TO OKLAHOMA CITY WERE TREATED TO A LITTLE ROMANCE.

DURING FLIGHT PREP-

JON EMERSON PROPOSED TO HIS FLIGHT ATTENDANT GIRLFRIEND LAUREN GIBBS.

IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THE AIRLINE-EMPLOYEE COUPLE HAD EVER FLOWN PROFESSIONALLY TOGETHER.

GETTING DOWN ON ONE KNEE, JON PULLED A RING BOX OUT OF HIS POCKET AS LAUREN BROKE DOWN INTO HAPPY TEARS.

SHE EVENTUALLY SAID "YES." Return to index of stories...


WORLD RECORD FIREWORK SHELL-OC NATSVO


A CITY IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NOW HOLDS THE WORLD RECORD FOR THE LARGEST AERIAL FIREWORK SHELL.

*cheers, kaboom*

THE MASSIVE 23-HUNDRED POUND FIREWORK WAS SET OFF ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.

THE RECORD-SETTING FIREWORK WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF A TEN MINUTE SHOW, WITH THE ROCKET TAKING 15 SECONDS TO REACH ITS HIGH POINT BEFORE BURSTING INTO A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOR. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


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4PM TEASE-2 SHOT SS


TAKING A LOOK AT SOME OUR TOP STORIES AT FOUR.

40 DEGREE TEMPERATURES MAY NOT SEEM LIKE AN ISSUE.BUT IT COULD BE CATASTOPHIC FOR LOCAL FARMERS.

WE'LL EXPOSE THE MOST AT RISK CROPS.

WILL YOU HAVE TO PROTECT THE PLANTS AT YOUR HOME FROM CHILLY TEMPERATURES?

NBC2 GETS YOU UP TO SPEED.

UP IN SMOKE FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN FORT MYERS?

AHEAD THE BIG DECISION THATS NOW LOOMING. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES MO-MO


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TS1) fm med marijuana-VOTOPS WIPE


TODAY THE FORT MYERS CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HOLDING THEIR FIRST PUBLIC DISCUSSION ON ALLOWING MEDICAL MARIJUANA WITHIN CITY LIMITS.

STATE LAW REQUIRES DISPENSARIES TO BE TREATED LIKE A PHARMACY AND BE AT LEAST 500 FEET FROM A SCHOOL.

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


TS2) causeway issues-VOTOPS WIPE


LEE COUNTY IS WORKING TO REPAIR DAMAGE TO THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY --

LEFT BEHIND BY RECENT STORMS.

THE STORMS WASHED AWAY SAND ON THE BEACH --

LEAVING BIG TREE ROOTS EXPOSED.

LEE COUNTY IS IN THE DESIGN PHASE OF A PROJECT THAT AIMS TO REPAIR AND STABILIZE THE CAUSEWAY AGAINST FUTURE STORMS.

WORK IS SLATED TO START IN 2019. Return to index of stories...


TS3)-VOTOPS WIPE


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MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


TAKING A LOOK AT THE DOW THIS HOUR. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-3SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


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