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PREPRO HEADLINES-SOT BREAK THREE
BREAKING-MO BREAKING-MO
COLLIER BOMB THREAT-VO IN AUX VO FULL AFGHAN DEATH-OTS
WEATHER CLIP-MO NEW NOW-CLIP
COLD WX-WX WALL TOSS TO DAVE-2 SHOT BOXES
TEAM COVERAGE SETUP-LIVE IN BAM FM MED POT-REM LIVE
TEAM COVERAGE CLIP-MO FM MED POT-VO
COLD CROPS-TV1 FM MED POT-SOT
COLD CROPS-PKG FM MED POT-REM LIVE
COLD CROPS-TV1 NEW NOW-MO
TOSS TO JULI-VO IN AUX LIVE IN AUX ICY CLOSE CALL-VO IN AUX
COLD PLANTS-REM LIVE SINKING CAR-VO IN BAM TIGHT
COLD PLANTS-VO MURDERED CHILD-VO IN AUX
COLD PLANTS-SOT MURDERED CHILD-PKG
COLD PLANTS-REM LIVE MURDERED CHILD-ONCAM
ORL WATER PARKS-ONCAM BRONX FIRE-VO
COLD MANATEES-VO TOPS TRUMP ON DACA-VO
COLD WX NATIONAL-ONCAM TRUMP ON HUMA-VO TOPS
TEAM COVERAGE-MO TRUMP LATEST-ONCAM
COLD WX NATIONAL-PKG TRUMP LATEST-PKG
RODENTS IN SWFL-VO TRUMP F16 JETS-OTS
BREAKING-MO COSTA RICA VICTIMS-VO
ORRIN RETIRES-VO COSTA RICA VICTIMS-SOT VO
NEW NOW-MO FL DOCS DIED-VO TOPS
SCENE OF INVESTIGATION-OC VO ZM HODA ON TODAY-OC SOT OC
NFM INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE AIRPORT OUTAGES-VO IN SQUEEZE
NFM INVESTIGATION-VO AIRPORT OUTAGES-PKG
NFM INVESTIGATION-SOT AIRPORT OUTAGES-ONCAM
NFM INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE BOOTH ALERT
IMMOKALEE DROWNING-VO AIRPLANE PROPOSAL-OC NATS VO
MID POINT CRASH VIC-VO MISSING SMOKEY-VO
DUI ARRESTS-SS TEASE FOUR-TRX
THE NEW PGPD CHIEF-SS (3) A) SEX ASSAULT ON MINOR-SOTTOPS
TOSS TO NATE-ONCAM B) TRUE BLUE PROGRAM-trxVOTOPS
HEALTHY NEW YEAR-AUX C) SAFE AIR TRAVEL-VO TOPS
HEALTHY NEW YEAR-PKG BREAK FOUR
HEALTHY NEW YEAR-AUX FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
A) CAPE MAN ARRESTED-trx2SHOT CROSS TALK-3SH
B) CAPE MULCH-VO TOPS FORECAST-WXWALL
BREAK ONE TRAFFIC OPEN-MO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP TRAFFIC-FDOT OR NAVITOPS
FORECAST-WXCTR-CHROMA TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP TOSS TO ALEXA-OC SS
TRAFFIC-FDOT OR NAVITOPS LAUDERDALE FLEE-PKG
CAPE CLIP-MO GREYHOUND AX-VO
TOSS TO DEVIN-VO IN AUX LIVE IN AUX MISSING HIKER-VO
CAPE MULCH-REM LIVE MISSING HIKER-SOT VO
CAPE MULCH-VO SAFE AIR TRAVEL-VID BOX
CAPE MULCH-SOT PEOPLE ARE MOVING-VID BOX
CAPE MULCH-REM LIVE GRETCHEN TO LEAD-VO
CHARLOTTE BOBCAT-VO TOPS TWINS YEARS-VO
CAPE K9-VO TWINS YEARS-SOT VO
CAPE K9-SOT VO A) COLD WEATHER-trxVOTOPS
MOVE OVER-VID BOX B) CAR FIREWORKS-NATS TOPS VO
RICK SCOTT PUERTO RICO-VO BREAK FIVE
CONSUMER-MO CAR FIREWORKS-NATS TOPS VO
A) TOMATO SHORTAGE-SOT VO CAR FIREWORKS-PKG
BREAK TWO CAR FIREWORKS-ONCAM
IRMA-MO NEW AHEAD AT 5PM CLIP-CLIP
TOMATO SHORTAGE-VO IN AUX SELL THAT 5PM!-ON CAM
TOMATO SHORTAGE-PKG a COLD WEATHER-ON CAM
TOMATO SHORTAGE-ONCAM b DEATH INVESTIGATION-trxVOTOPS
NEW NOW-MO c TEXTING AND DRIVING-trxVOTOPS
A) MURDERED CHILD-SOT VO END TIME-CREDITS
B) FM MED POT-VO TOPS  


PREPRO HEADLINES-SOT


BREAKING AT FOUR.

A STORE EVACUATED. A 77 YEAR OLD MAN TASED. A BOMB SQUAD CALLED IN.

WE HAVE THE WILD SCENE.

THE COLD IS HERE.AND IT COULD HIT US HARD IN OUR WALLETS IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE.

NBC2 PULLING OUT OUR TEAM COVERAGE.

nats of fireowkrks

A FIREWORKS SHOW THAT COULD HAVE EASILY KILLED.

THE STUNNING VIDEO THAT SERVES AS A WARNING.

WANT FREE MULCH THANKS TO HURRICANE IRMA?

YOU MAY BE PUTTING YOUR YARD AT SERIOUS RISK. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING-MO


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COLLIER BOMB THREAT-VO IN AUX VO FULL


BREAKING RIGHT NOW AT FOUR.

A GOODWILL STORE AND A CONSTRUCTION SITE EVACUATED ALL OVER A FIGHT AND A BOMB THREAT.

INVESTIGATORS DIDN'T FIND ANY EXPLOSIVES.

THESE ARE NEW PHOTOS OF THE SCENE.

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES TELL US TWO MEN GOT INTO A FIGHT IN A CAR NEAR THE STORE ON 9-51 AND IMMOKALEE ROAD.

A DEPUTY TASED ONE MAN AFTER HE CLAIMED TO HAVE EXPLOSIVES.

THAT'S WHEN THE STORE WAS CLEARED.

77 YEAR OLD WAYNE YANKUS IS NOW FACING CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER CLIP-MO


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COLD WX-WX WALL


VERY CHILLY WEATHER CONTINUES

Temperatures averaged 10 to 15 degrees below normal today and we will continue that trend again tonight. Skies will be mostly cloudy this evening and the wind will be gusty from the north throughout the night. A few, very isolated, showers are possible as we start the day on Wednesday as an area of low pressure crosses the state. The temperatures are chilly and will stay below normal for the next 3 to 4 days.

The aforementioned low pressure area could even scare up a few flakes of snow on Wednesday, but this would be well north of Orlando. if it occurs. A few showers of rain will make for a gray and dreary day on Wednesday.

This cold snap will continue for the rest of week. By Friday morning we will run a good chance of widespread 30's for morning low temperatures. For your forward planning, it might be a good idea to cover sensitive plants on Friday morning. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE SETUP-LIVE IN BAM


NBC2 HAS LIVE TEAM COVERAGE OF THE COLD TEMPERATURES GRIPPING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

JULIANNE DELL IS SPEAKING WITH EXPERTS TO FIND OUT IF YOU NEED TO COVER YOUR PLANTS.

BUT FIRST WE BEGIN WITH RISA MORRIS. AS SHE SHOWS US WHICH CROPS COULD BE THREATENED BY EVERY DEGREE THAT DROPS. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE CLIP-MO


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COLD CROPS-TV1


YOU CAN SEE THESE FAIRLY YOUNG TREES HERE.

AND THESE ARE THE TREES THAT THESE GROWERS ARE WORRIED ABOUT.

THESE ARE WEAKER THAN HEALTHIER OLDER TREES.

AND COLD TEMPERATURES COULD DAMAGE THE LEAVES. Return to index of stories...


COLD CROPS-PKG


THE PREPARATIONS HAVE ALREADY BEGUN AT TAMIAMI CITRUS.

THE GROWERS START WATERING THE TREES NOW. TO BRING UP HEAT FROM THE GROUND TO INSULATE THE TREES.

MANY GROVES ALSO HAVE THESE WEATHER STATIONS.

SO THEY CAN SEE ALL THE WEATHER DATA AT ALL DIFFERENT PLACES IN THE GROVES.

AND THAT'S WHAT THEY'LL BE WATCHING FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

TAKE SOT

RON MAHAN

TAMIAMI CITRUS

44:56

We're certainly prepared. In farming, that's one of the things you do. You're always looking ahead and getting the forecast. 46:02 Return to index of stories...


COLD CROPS-TV1


CITRUS GROWERS USUALLY LIKE A BIT OF COLD WEATHER EVERY YEAR.

BUT THEY ARE WORRIED THIS WINTER.

BECAUSE OF 2 EVENTS THAT WEAKENED ALL THESE TREES.

ILL TELL YOU WHAT THEY ARE AT 6.

IN IMMOKALEE RM NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JULI-VO IN AUX LIVE IN AUX


WITH THE TEMPERATURES STARTING TO DIP - HOMEOWNERS ARE PREPARING THE OUTSIDE OF THEIR HOMES FOR THE WEATHER.

NBC-2S JULIANNE DELL SPENT THE DAY IN CAPE CORAL LEARNING HOW HOMEOWNERS CAN SAVE THEIR PLANTS. Return to index of stories...


COLD PLANTS-REM LIVE


THE FOLKS I TALKED TO SAY THEYRE ENJOYING THE COOL DOWN BUT, THEIR PLANTS MIGHT NOT FEEL THE SAME WAY SO THEYRE BUSY PREPARING THEIR LAWNS ANS GARDENS NOW. Return to index of stories...


COLD PLANTS-VO


Residents telling me that they've already brought some of their potted plants inside or into their lanai.

But for those that have to stay in the ground -

THEYRE GIVING THEM PLENTY OF WATER NOW BEFORE IT GETS EVEN COOLER. Return to index of stories...


COLD PLANTS-SOT


SOT

David Donehoo/Cape Coral

02:59:47 we've already started doing that in the back with our banana trees, making sure they're going to be nice and wet tonight to keep them from freezing if it gets that cold 57 Return to index of stories...


COLD PLANTS-REM LIVE


COMING UP AT 5 WE SPEAK WITH LANDSCAPERS TO TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROTECTING YOUR INVESTMENT IN YOUR LAWN.

LIVE IN CAPE CORAL, JULIANNE DELL, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


ORL WATER PARKS-ONCAM


THE COLD SNAP IS FORCING ORLANDO'S WATER PARKS TO SHUT THEIR DOORS.

DISNEY'S TYPHOON LAGOON. UNIVERSAL'S VOLCANO BAY. AND SEA-WORLD'S AQUATICA HAVE BEEN CLOSED SINCE MONDAY.

THE SAME THREE WATER PARKS WERE BRIEFLY CLOSED LAST MONTH ALSO DUE TO COLD WEATHER.

TEMPERATURES IN ORLANDO ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE 50'S THROUGH SATURDAY BEFORE WARMING UP. Return to index of stories...


COLD MANATEES-VO TOPS


THE COLD WEATHER HITTING MANATEES HARD ACROSS FLORIDA.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM TAMPA.

YOU CAN SEE THE ENDANGERED ANIMALS GATHERING NEAR A POWER STATION DISCHARGE TO KEEP WARM.

TAMPA IS ENDURING UNSEASONABLY COLD TEMPERATURES WITH LOWS IN THE 30S. Return to index of stories...


COLD WX NATIONAL-ONCAM


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS ISSUING WIND CHILL ADVISORIES COVERING A VAST AREA FROM SOUTH TEXAS ALL THE WAY TO CANADA AND INTO THE EAST.

SARAH DOLLOFF CONTINUES OUR TEAM COVERAGE AT FOUR. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE-MO


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COLD WX NATIONAL-PKG


JUST DAYS INTO THE NEW YEARâ?¦

NEW WINTER WEATHER RECORDS IN COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE U-S.

CHICAGO'S HIGH ON NEW YEAR'S DAYâ?¦A BONE CHILLING ONE DEGREE.

AND CONDITIONS HAVEN'T IMPROVED.

MORNING COMMUTERS MAKING THEIR WAY TO WORK TUESDAY IN SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES.

"It's just frigid, just biting in the face, just no way around it."

CLASSES AT THIS CONNECTICUT MIDDLE SCHOOL CANCELED AFTER HEATING UNITS ON THE ROOF FROZE.

ELSEWHERE IN THE STATEâ?¦

CREWS WORKING OVERTIME TO THAW INFRASTRUCTURE

00;00;54;27 we fix one and it puts more pressure on an another pipe

A WATER MAIN BREAK IN DAVENPORT, IOWA FROZE THIS CAR IN PLACE

" I couldn't even tell you how many inches thick of ice that it has on it."

THE COLD NOT JUST MISERABLEâ?¦BUT LIFE THREATENING.

AT LEAST EIGHT DEATHS IN SEVEN STATES ARE BEING ATTRIBUTED TO THE WEATHER.

AND THE DANGER ISN'T OVERâ?¦

116-MILLION PEOPLE NOW IMPACTED BY WIND CHILL ADVISORIES.

AND WINTER STORM WATCHES HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR AS FAR SOUTH AS COASTAL GEORGIA AND FLORIDA.

HOMELESS SHELTERS THERE SCRAMBLING TO ACCOMMODATE OVERFLOW.

.We don't want anyone to perish because of the weather."

A WAIT FOR WARMER DAYSâ?¦THAT SEEM A LONG WAY OFF ACROSS MUCH OF THE COUNTRY.

SARAH DALLOF, NBC. Return to index of stories...


RODENTS IN SWFL-VO


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

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.

AND 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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ORRIN RETIRES-VO


BREAKING NEWS AT FOUR.

ONE OF THE LONGEST SERVING MEMBERS OF THE U-S SENATE IS CALLING IT QUITS.

REPUBLICAN SENATOR ORRIN HATCH FROM UTAH WILL NOT RUN FOR RE-ELECTION.

HE'S SERVED FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS.

THE 83 YEAR OLD SAYS HE'S ALWAYS BEEN A FIGHTER, "BUT EVERY GOOD FIGHTER KNOWS WHEN TO HANG UP THE GLOVES."

HIS RETIREMENT OPENS THE DOOR FOR REPUBLICAN MITT ROMNEY TO RUN FOR HIS SEAT. Return to index of stories...


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SCENE OF INVESTIGATION-OC VO ZM


A DEATH INVESTIGATION IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

DEPUTIES TAPED OFF BECKER DRIVE, NEAR PINE ISLAND ROAD FOR MORE THAN 24-HOURS.

THEN TODAY NBC'S LEVI ISMAIL HAS BEEN ON THE SCENE ALL DAY -- LOOKING FOR ANSWERS.

HE'S LIVE AT FOUR WITH NEW INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


NFM INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE


THE SCENE HAS SINCE CLEARED FROM WHERE WE WERE JUST HOURS AGO WHEN CRIME SCENE TAPE SURROUNDED THIS HOME. Return to index of stories...


NFM INVESTIGATION-VO


AT ONE POINT, THE CRIME SCENE UNIT WAS HERE, ALONG WITH DETECTIVES WITH THE MAJOR CRIMES UNIT.

LCSO WOULD ONLY TELL US THIS IS AN ACTIVE DEATH INVESTIGATION, BUT THOSE LIVING INSIDE TELL US ONE OF THEIR ROOMMATES WAS FOUND DEAD.

ACCORDING TO THE HOMEOWNER, THEY FOUND THE WOMAN'S BODY IN THE BATHROOM EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

IT'S TAKEN ALL THIS TIME TO INVESTIGATE AS DETECTIVES TELL THE HOMEOWNER, THEY ARE STILL WORKING ON AN AUTOPSY.

OVERCOME WITH EMOTION, THIS HOMEOWNER SAYS SHE WISHES SHE COULD HAVE DONE MORE FOR HER FRIEND. Return to index of stories...


NFM INVESTIGATION-SOT


"It's a real situation that is detrimental to families. That's detrimental to the community as well."

13:29:31

Amanda Cramer

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NFM INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE


I'M TOLD THE WOMAN WAS STAYING HERE WITH HER SON AFTER LOSING THEIR HOME IN HURRICANE IRMA.

AS SOON AS WE GET MORE INFORMATION, WE WILL PASS THAT ALONG.

REPORTING LIVE LEVI ISMAIL NBC2. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE DROWNING-VO


15 MINUTES.

THAT'S HOW LONG COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY A 2 YEAR OLD GIRL WAS MISSING BEFORE SHE WAS FOUND DEAD IN A COLLIER COUNTY POOL.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS ELIZABETH SEBASTION DROWNED IN A COMMUNITY POOL IN IMMOKALEE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HER MOTHER WAS DOING LAUNDRY. AND ASKED HER OTHER CHILDREN TO CHECK ON THE GIRL.

SHE WAS FOUND IN THE WATER.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE POOL HAD CHILD LOCKS. BUT THE FENCE WAS PULLED AWAY FROM A WALL. Return to index of stories...


MID POINT CRASH VIC-VO


POLICE IDENTIFIED THE SPEEDING MOTORCYCLIST THAT FLEW OFF THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE AND DIED.

22 YEAR OLD Thomas Hoeft HIT A CONCRETE BARRIER ON THE BRIDGE LINKING CAPE CORAL AND FORT MYERS AND FLEW OVER THE SIDE.

POLICE SAY SPEED WAS A FACTOR IN YESTERDAY'S CRASH. Return to index of stories...


DUI ARRESTS-SS


WE'RE GETTING OUR FIRST LOOK AT D-U-I ARRESTS OVER THE HOLIDAYS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

OVER THE BUSY NEW YEAR'S WEEKEND. LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED 15 PEOPLE.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED FIVE.

THEY SAY ITS NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY.

SIX WERE BUSTED BY COLLIER DEPUTIES.

THREE BY CAPE CORAL POLICE. Return to index of stories...


THE NEW PGPD CHIEF-SS (3)


THE PUNTA GORDA POLICE DEPARTMENT IS WELCOMING ITS NEW CHIEF.

PAMELA DAVIS WILL TAKE OVER AS POLICE CHIEF. AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME A WOMAN WILL LEAD THE DEPARTMENT.

THE 26 YEAR VETERAN USED TO WORK FOR BALTIMORE P-D.

SHE GOT THE TOP JOB AFTER THE CITY FIRED FORMER CHIEF TOM LEWIS BACK IN AUGUST.

ONE YEAR AFTER OFFICER LEE COEL ACCIDENTALLY SHOT AND KILLED A WOMAN DURING A POLICE DEMONSTRATION.

DAVIS WILL OFFICIALLY BE SWORN IN TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO NATE-ONCAM


WITH THE START OF A NEW YEAR, MANY of us ARE TRYING TO IMPROVE ON THEIR LIFESTYLE.

NBC-2'S NATE FOY IS HERE WITH MORE ON WHAT THE EXPERTS RECOMMEND. Return to index of stories...


HEALTHY NEW YEAR-AUX


GETTING IN BETTER SHAPE IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS.

BUT MANY PEOPLE DON'T MAKE IT THE ENTIRE YEAR.

I SPOKE WITH HEALTH EXPERTS ABOUT COMING UP WITH A PLAN THAT YOU CAN STICK TO IN 20-18. Return to index of stories...


HEALTHY NEW YEAR-PKG


SOT Maria Sanchez, FGCU student: "My New Years resolution is to run 1,200 miles this year."

Fitness centers are filling up with people trying to improve their health in 2018.

SOT Charlie Olenyck, Lee County resident: "I just want to continue to improve my physical fitness. A lot of people take care of material things they have but it's important to take care of your body because you only get one of those"

SOT Rich Kline, Regional Trainer, Around the clock Fitness, "Nobody says that exercise is going to make you live longer, but it's definitely going to make the years that you have much better and a better quality of life."

For those who don't know where to begin, experts recommended trying a group exercise class.

SOT Tracy Ottman, Group Exercise Coordinator, "Its very motivating because you're exercising in a group. It's less intimidating because everyone is basically doing the same thing as you are."

SOT Rich Kline, "We want you to find a good support group. Whether it's a husband, a wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, a trainer. It's about community, about holding each other accountable."

Trainers recommend body weight exercises for beginners. And they urge everyone to stretch before your workout. But the most important change actually comes away from the gym, and in the kitchen.

SOT Rich Kline, "We want you to pick a goal with a really good plan that has balanced out nutrition, cardio and weight training."

Make sure not cut out too many calories. Instead, focus on eating more healthy foods.

SOT Charlie Olenyck: "Developing a healthy quality of life is important to me this year." Return to index of stories...


HEALTHY NEW YEAR-AUX


EXPERTS ALSO SAY IT'S IMPORTANT TO WORK SMARTER AS OPPOSED TO HARDER.

OFTENTIMES, WHEN YOU PUSH YOURSELF TOO FAR, THAT IS WHEN AN INJURY WILL OCCUR.DERAILING YOUR EFFORTS. Return to index of stories...


A) CAPE MAN ARRESTED-trx2SHOT


A CAPE CORAL MAN SPOTTED WITH A GUN. RIGHT OUTSIDE A NEW YEARS EVE EVENT.

AHEAD AT FIVE --

WHAT THE GUY WAS DOING. Return to index of stories...


B) CAPE MULCH-VO TOPS


FREE MULCH THANKS TO HURRICANE IRMA.

BUT WHY SOME EXPERTS SAY YOU SHOULDN'T TOUCH IT. Return to index of stories...


BREAK ONE


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FORECAST-WXCTR-CHROMA


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. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TRAFFIC-FDOT OR NAVITOPS


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CAPE CLIP-MO


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TOSS TO DEVIN-VO IN AUX LIVE IN AUX


HURRICANE IRMA DEBRIS IS NOW BEEN TURNED INTO MULCH.

THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL IS GIVING IT AWAY AT THE CORNER OF PINE ISLAND ROAD AND ANDALUSIA BOULEVARD.

BUT NBC2'S DEVIN TURK SHOWS US WHY SOME LANDSCAPERS SAY YOU MAY *NOT* WANT TO ACTUALLY USE THIS ON YOUR PROPERTY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MULCH-REM LIVE


THERE ARE PILES AND PILES OF THIS FREE MULCH OUT HERE IN CAPE CORAL.

IT TOWERS OVER ME.

AND THERE'S EVEN MORE DEBRIS WHERE THAT CAME FROM.

BUT YOU MAY WANT TO THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU PUT THIS ON YOUR PROPERTY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MULCH-VO


THE CITY SAYS THEY REMOVED 375,000 CUBIC YARDS OF DEBRIS FROM RESIDENTIAL STREETS.

IT'S BEEN GRINDED UP AND ITS NOW AVAILABLE ON A SELF SERVE BASIS.

BUT THE CITY'S SAYS THIS MULCH IS NOT THE SAME QUALITY AS DECORATIVE MULCH YOU'D GET AT THE STORE.

IT MAY CONTAIN SEEDS FROM INVASIVE AND NON NATIVE PLANTS.

THERE'S EVEN A SMALL CHANCE IT MAY CONTAIN SPORES FROM A FUNGUS IMPACTING PLANTS.

COUNTIES IN OUR AREA GAVE AWAY FREE MULCH AFTER HURRICANE CHARLEY HIT IN 2004.

I SPOKE WITH A LOCAL LANDSCAPER WHO SAYS THE ISSUE IS YOU'VE GOT DIFFERENT TYPES OF PLANTS ALL GRINDED UP TOGETHER AND THEY MAY NOT ALL DECOMPOSE LIKE STORE BOUGHT MULCH.

HE SAYS YOU'RE BETTER OFF BUYING THE BAGS THAN TAKING THE FREE STUFF. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MULCH-SOT


Pat Rohaley/Landscaper

13:49:15-26

"Of course when charley hit, people said hey free mulch lets go get it. All of a sudden i put it in their house and a week or 10 days later people start calling and complaining cause the stench" Return to index of stories...


CAPE MULCH-REM LIVE


DESPITE THE RISK PEOPLE ARE STILL TAKING THIS MULCH.

SOME OF THE PRECAUTIONS THEY'RE TAKING AHEAD AT 6.

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CHARLOTTE BOBCAT-VO TOPS


BRAND NEW MUST SEE VIDEO AT FOUR: A BOBCAT THAT WAS HIT BY A CAR. IS RESCUED FROM A FISHING PIER.

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CAPTURED THE RESCUE ON CAMERA.

THE BOBCAT WAS CLIPPED BY THE VEHICLE AND FELL INTO THE WATER.

THE ANIMAL MANAGED TO MAKE HIS WAY OUT OF THE WATER. BUT ENDED UP STRANDED ON A FISHING PIER IN VENICE.

THE CAT WAS RELEASED BACK TO THE WILD. Return to index of stories...


CAPE K9-VO


K9 TEAMS FROM ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA WILL BE IN CAPE CORAL THIS WEEKEND SHOWING OFF THEIR SKILLS FOR A GOOD CAUSE!

THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT IS HOSTING HEROES AND HOUNDS THIS SATURDAY AT SUN SPLASH WATER PARK.

IT WILL FEATURE A K9 OBSTACLE COURSE FEATURING TWENTY-FIVE TEAMS.

OFFICERS CONSIDER THIS TRAINING CRITICAL TO KEEPING THE DOGS SHARP AND THE COMMUNITY SAFE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE K9-SOT VO


Take sot

Stephen Scrobe /Cape Coral Police Dept

14:03:06-18

"Everything from a possible attic entry to even having to walk across a sea wall or into a culvert or an obstacle. These are all things we may run into when we have our dogs out"

MONEY RAISED WILL BENEFIT THE CAPE CORAL ANIMAL SHELTER, HOLIDAYS FOR HERO'S, AND THE SOUTHEASTERN GUIDE DOGS. Return to index of stories...


MOVE OVER-VID BOX


FIRST AT FOUR: NEARLY 17 THOUSAND DRIVERS WERE TICKETED IN 2017 FOR NOT MOVING OVER FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES.

THOSE ARE NEW NUMBERS FROM THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CLAIMS THERE WERE 212 CRASHES INVOLVING DRIVERS NOT MOVING OVER ACROSS THE STATE.

THE DEPARTMENT ALSO SAYS ITS TYPICALLY DRIVERS AGES 30 THROUGH 60. WHO ARE LESS LIKELY TO MOVE OVER OR SLOW DOWN. Return to index of stories...


RICK SCOTT PUERTO RICO-VO


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO HELP PUERTO RICANS DISPLACED BY HURRICANE MARIA.

THE GOVERNOR HOSTED A ROUNDTABLE TODAY IN MIAMI WITH FLORIDA EDUCATION LEADERS, COMMUNITY OFFICIALS AND VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS.

SCOTT WANTS CONGRESS TO PASS A DISASTER RELIEF FUNDING PACKAGE. WHICH INCLUDES CRITICAL FUNDING TO HELP FLORIDA SCHOOL DISTRICTS EDUCATE DISPLACED STUDENTS FROM PUERTO RICO. Return to index of stories...


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A) TOMATO SHORTAGE-SOT VO


It is noticeable. I have children.

STRAIGHT AHEAD. WHY YOU CAN BLAME HURRICANE IRMA FOR A POPULAR STAPLE MISSING FROM MENUS AND STORES IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


BREAK TWO


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IRMA-MO


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TOMATO SHORTAGE-VO IN AUX


GROCERY BILLS ARE GOING UP FOR SOME PEOPLE ACROSS FLORIDA.

THANKS IN PART TO IRMA.

TOMATO FARMERS BLAME THE HURRICANE FOR A SHORTAGE NOW VISIBLE NATIONWIDE.

SOME RESTAURANTS ARE TAKING TOMATOES OFF THEIR MENUS. Return to index of stories...


TOMATO SHORTAGE-PKG


THE PRICE OF TOMATOES HAS SHOT UP IF YOU TALK TO SHOPPERS WHO PAY ATTENTION TO THE PRICE PER POUND.

SOME RESTAURANTS SAY THEY'RE NOT SERVING TOMATOES RIGHT NOW, LIKE THIS MEXICAN RESTAURANT IN CLAY COUNTY IN NORTH FLORIDA.

THEY SAY THEY'VE TEMPORARILY STOPPED SERVING TOMATOES AS HAVE A LOT OF OTHER RESTAURANTS BECAUSE THE PRICE HAS SOARED.

Dave Applegate, Shopper:

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

THE PACKER.COM IS A WEBSITE THAT TRACKS THE AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY. IT HAD AN ARTICLE OUT LAST MONTH THAT SHOWS HURRICANE IRMA IS PARTIALLY TO BLAME.

IT SHOWED SHIPMENTS OF FLORIDA TOMATOES THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 3RD THROUGH THE 9TH WERE DOWN MORE THAN 65% COMPARED TO THE SAME TIME IN 2016.

NATIONALLY THE DROP WAS AROUND 25%.

FOR SOME SHOPPERS IT'S A TURN OFF, BUT FOR OTHERS THEY SIMPLY GRAB THEIR TOMATOES AND DON'T MIND PAYING AN EXTRA DOLLAR OR TWO. Return to index of stories...


TOMATO SHORTAGE-ONCAM


IT'S POSSIBLE THE TOMATO PRICE HIKE COULD BE SHORT-LIVED.

IMPORTS FROM MEXICO WILL LIKELY ARRIVE LATER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


NEW NOW-MO


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A) MURDERED CHILD-SOT VO


put him in bed and had his siblings sleep with him while Mr., while Brice was dead that entire night."

SIBLINGS OF A MURDERED CHILD FORCED TO SLEEP WITH HIS BODY.

NEXT HOW IT ALL STARTED THANKS TO A COOKIE. Return to index of stories...


B) FM MED POT-VO TOPS


UP IN SMOKE FOR MARIJUANA IN FORT MYERS?

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


BREAK THREE


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BREAKING-MO


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AFGHAN DEATH-OTS


BREAKING NEWS AT FOUR.

AN AMERICAN SERVICE MEMBER IS KILLED IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN.

FOUR OTHER AMERICAN SERVICE MEMBERS WERE WOUNDED IN THE SAME INCIDENT YESTERDAY.

THE COMBAT OCCURED IN THE EASTERN PART OF THAT COUNTRY.

IT'S AN AREA NEAR THE BORDER WITH PAKISTAN THAT'S BECOME AN I-SIS STRONGHOLD. Return to index of stories...


NEW NOW-CLIP


NEW! Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO DAVE-2 SHOT BOXES


A YEAR AFTER MEDICAL MARIJUANA BECAME LEGAL IN FLORIDA-

THE CITY OF FORT MYERS NOW IS CONSIDERING LIMITING THE NUMBER OF SHOPS THAT DISPENSE THE DRUG.

NBC-2 CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT DAVE ELIAS IS LIVE OUTSIDE CITY HALL. WHERE A VOTE IS EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE SOON.

DAVE? Return to index of stories...


FM MED POT-REM LIVE


COMMUNITIES AROUND FORT MYERS LIKE BONITA SPRINGS, ESTERO AND SANIBEL ISLAND ALL ISSUED MORATORIUMS ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA FACILITIES OPENING UP. Return to index of stories...


FM MED POT-VO


NOW FORT MYERS IS CONSIDERING LIMITING THE NUMBERS-

ALTHOUGH VOTERS OVERWHELMINGLY APPROVED THEM.

MAYOR RANDY HENDERSON SAYS COUNCIL SHOULD LISTEN TO THE VOTERS BUT BE SENSITIVE TO CONCERNS. Return to index of stories...


FM MED POT-SOT


Randy Henderson / FM Mayor. /. 17:15 We need to make sure it's safe and lawfully distributed. A lot of these details haven't even been figured out yet. That's what makes it a particular challenge. 17:23:08 Return to index of stories...


FM MED POT-REM LIVE


CITY COUNCIL IS MEETING RIGHT NOW.

THEY'LL DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF DISPENSARIES THAT CAN SET UP IN THE CITY.

BOTH RESIDENTS AND EXPERTS ARE EXPECTED TO WEIGH IN BEFORE COUNCIL MAKES A DECISION.

LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS DAVE ELIAS NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


NEW NOW-MO


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ICY CLOSE CALL-VO IN AUX


A TERRIFYING CLOSE CALL FROM A COMMUNITY NEAR FORT WORTH.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS DASH CAM VIDEO.

A POLICE OFFICER NARROWLY AVOIDS BEING HIT BY A PASSING CAR WHILE TRYING TO HELP A DRIVER.

ANOTHER CAR SLIDES TOWARD HIM.

THE OFFICER TRIES TO GET OUT OF THE WAY AND THEN SLIPS HIMSELF, MOVING TOWARD ONCOMING TRAFFIC.

AS FOR THE DRIVER WHO NEARLY SLID INTO HIM?

THE OFFICER CHALKED IT UP TO MOTHER NATURE AND DIDN'T EVEN GIVE HIM A TICKET. Return to index of stories...


SINKING CAR-VO IN BAM TIGHT


AN INCREDIBLE COAST GUARD RESCUE CAUGHT ON VIDEO.

THIS IS COMING TO US FROM PANAMA CITY IN FLORIDA'S PANHANDLE.

COAST GUARD MEMBERS RESCUED AN 89-YEAR-OLD MAN. WHOSE VEHICLE WENT INTO THE WATER.

THE CREW MEMBERS HAD TO BREAK A CAR WINDOW TO RESCUE THE MAN FROM THE VEHICLE.

HIS CONDITION IS NOT KNOWN. Return to index of stories...


MURDERED CHILD-VO IN AUX


A STEP FATHER IS ACCUSED OF MURDERING A CHILD AND FORCING THE SIBLINGS TO SLEEP IN THE SAME BED WITH THE BODY.

THE HORRIFYING ALLEGATIONS ARE SURFACING FROM TAMPA.

STEVE ANDREWS SHOWS US HOW IT ALL BEGAN WITH A COOKIE. Return to index of stories...


MURDERED CHILD-PKG


31 YEAR OLD JACK MONTGOMERY TOLD INVESTIGATORS HE DISCIPLINED 7 YEAR OLD BRICE RUSSELL SATURDAY, BECAUSE THE BOY TRIED TO SNEAK OUT OF BED TO GET A COOKIE.

THE CHILD'S MOTHER WAS AT WORK.

PROSECUTOR MATHEW SMITH TOLD A HILLSBOROUGH JUDGE 'THAT' DISCIPLINE ENDED UP KILLING THE BOY.

Matthew Smith/Asst. State Attorney: "While she was out working he chose to not only physically discpline this child himself, repeatedly punching and throwing him on the ground but threatening bodily harm upon the two brothers if they did not partake and equally discipliine him."

THE FAMILY LIVED AT THE SEFFNER MASTERS INN.

BRICE'S BROTHERS TOLD INVESTIGATORS THEY SAW MONTGOMERY PUNCH THE BOY IN THE HEAD AND STOMACH SEVERAL TIMES WITH A CLOSED FIST.

Matthew Smith/Asst. State Attorney: "Picked him up and flung him as described by the other brothers, helicopter across the hotel room into what's kind of a cabinet, where he hit head first. And ultimately caused his brain to bleed."

THAT ACCORDING TO SMITH CAUSED BRICE TO DIE WITHIN SECONDS OR MINUTES

HIS BROTHERS TOLD INVESTIGATORS MONTGOMERY TRIED SPLASHING WATER ON BRICE'S FACE, HE DIDN'T WAKE UP.

Matthew Smith/Asst. State Attorney: "As if that was not aggravated enough, Mr. Montgomery took the child, put him in bed and had his siblings sleep with him while Mr., while Brice was dead that entire night."

NEIGHBORS SAY DONYA SHENITA RUSSELL, HAS CLEARED LEARED OUT OF THE HOTEL.

AND NO RESPONSE AT MONTGOMERY'S LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IN TAMPA.

MONTGOMERY HAS A HISTORY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND BATTERY.

NOW HE IS STARING AT A POSSIBLE DEATH PENALTY, CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF A LITTLE BOY. Return to index of stories...


MURDERED CHILD-ONCAM


JACK MONTGOMERY IS BEING HELD AT THE COUNTY JAIL ON 870-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND. Return to index of stories...


BRONX FIRE-VO


FIRST AT FOUR.

ALL OF THE SEVEN ADULTS AND NINE CHILDREN HURT IN A BRONX FIRE ARE EXPECTED TO BE OK.

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THE FIRE STARTED IN A FIRST-FLOOR FURNITURE STORE.

PEOPLE FROM THE APARTMENTS ABOVE RAN, INCLUDING A MAN WHO BOLTED OUTSIDE A SHIRT OR SHOES.

MORE THAN 200 FIREFIGHTERS BATTLED THE BLAZE.

THIS FIRE COMES ONLY DAYS AFTER A FIRE AT ANOTHER BRONX APARTMENT BUILDING, KILLED 12 PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


TRUMP ON DACA-VO


A NEW YEAR. AND A NEW ROUND OF TWEETS FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP.

TODAY, HE IS BLASTING DEMOCRATS FOR "DOING NOTHING" TO PROTECT PEOPLE BROUGHT TO THE U.S. AS CHILDREN. AND LIVING HERE ILLEGALLY.

TRUMP TWEETS THAT "DACA ACTIVISTS AND HISPANICS WILL GO HARD AGAINST DEMS. WILL START "FALLING IN LOVE" WITH REPUBLICANS AND THEIR PRESIDENT.

HE ENDED THE DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS PROGRAM LAST YEAR. BUT DELAYED ITS END FOR SIX MONTHS TO ALLOW CONGRESS TO ACT. Return to index of stories...


TRUMP ON HUMA-VO TOPS


PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT "MUST FINALLY ACT" AGAINST A TOP AIDE TO FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON. AND FORMER FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY.

TRUMP TWEETED TODAY "CROOKED HILLARY CLINTON'S TOP AID, HUMA ABEDIN, HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF DISREGARDING BASIC SECURITY PROTOCOLS.

SHE PUT CLASSIFIED PASSWORDS INTO THE HANDS OF FOREIGN AGENTS.

HE IS REFERRING TO A REPORT IN THE CONSERVATIVE DAILY CALLER THAT ABEDIN SENT GOVERNMENT PASSWORDS TO HER YAHOO EMAIL BEFORE IT WAS HACKED. Return to index of stories...


TRUMP LATEST-ONCAM


2018 WILL HAVE SOME BIG ISSUES FACING PRESIDENT TRUMP.

BLAYNE ALEXANDER TAKES A LOOK AT THE CHALLENGES AHEAD FOR THE ADMINISTRATION. Return to index of stories...


TRUMP LATEST-PKG


FOR WASHINGTON - THE 2018 TO-DO LIST - IS STARTING OFF SOMEWHAT - LIKE THE END OF 2017.

MOST PRESSING - AVOID A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN - AGAIN. CONGRESS HAS LESS THAN THREE WEEKS TO PASS A BUDGET.

ALSO ON THE LIST? FUND CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE - APPROVE NATURAL DISASTER RELIEF FOR HURRICANE RAVAGED CITIES -

AND STABILIZE OBAMACARE MARKETPLACES.

REPUBLICANS - HOPING TO USE THE MOMENTUM OF A NEW TAX LAW - TO JUMP START THE NEW YEAR.

Majority House Whip/ Louisiana :xx-:xx

super already on screen in upper corner - Fox News

"It starts where we left off - tax reform is working incredibly well - seeing our economy take off."

AMONG REPUBLICANS' WISH LIST ITEMS? AN INFRASTRUCTURE OVERHAUL.

FOR DEMOCRATS - FIXING DACA - THE LAW PROTECTING THOUSANDS OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS - BROUGHT HERE AS CHILDREN.

BUT A COMPROMISE - COULD PROVE DIFFICULT.

"DACA has several issues - its not just the wall - there's citizenship issues -there's chain migration issues"

"All sides have to be ready to compromise here."

FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP PLENTY OF TWEETS - ON EVERYTHING FROM THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION -

TO AIRLINE SECURITY.

AND MAJOR NEWS ON CAPITOL HILL - THIS ANNOUNCEMENT - FROM A TOP REPUBLICAN SENATOR:

Utah :xx-:xx

super already on screen in upper corner: twitter.com/SenOrrinHatch

"After much prayer and discussion with family and friends, I've decided to retire at the end of this term."

SENATOR ORRIN HATCH - THE LONGEST SERVING GOP SENATOR - ANNOUNCING HE WILL LEAVE HIS OFFICE - WHEN HIS TERM EXPIRES THIS YEAR.

Audio outcue: Blayne Alexander, NBC News, Washington. Return to index of stories...


TRUMP F16 JETS-OTS


TWO F-16 FIGHTER JETS INTERCEPTED A PRIVATE PLANE THAT WAS FLYING IN AIR SPACE OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S MAR A LAGO.

FIGHTER JETS FROM HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE WERE ALREADY PATROLLING THE AREA NEAR PALM BEACH.

THEY ESCORTED THE PLANE TO THE NORTH PALM BEACH COUNTY AIRPORT.

THE PILOT CLAIMED HE WAS UNAWARE OF THE RESTRICTIONS.

THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WILL DETERMINE WHETHER THE PILOT SHOULD BE FINED. Return to index of stories...


COSTA RICA VICTIMS-VO


WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE AMERICANS KILLED IN A PLANE CRASH IN COSTA RICA.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE REMEMBERING A WISCONSIN WOMAN KILLED.

THIRTY-THREE YEAR OLD AMANDA GEISSLER FROM THORP WAS WORKING AS A TRAVEL GUIDE IN COSTA RICA WHEN SHE DIED.

SHE, ALONG WITH NINE OTHER GUESTS AND TWO CREW MEMBERS, WERE LEAVING PUNTA ISLITA AND HEADING TO THE CAPITAL OF SAN JOSE. Return to index of stories...


COSTA RICA VICTIMS-SOT VO


S/ Erin Sullivan / Amanda's Assistant Basketball Coach:05

"She was just a person who truly loved life. Loved adventure, loved to show people the world."

TEN AMERICANS WERE KILLED IN THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


FL DOCS DIED-VO TOPS


TWO DOCTORS FROM CLEARWATER AND THEIR TWO TEENAGE CHILDREN ARE AMONG 12 DEAD IN THAT NEW YEAR'S EVE PLANE CRASH IN COSTA RICA.

RADIOLOGIST MITCHELL WEISS AND HIS WIFE, PEDIATRICIAN LESLIE WEISS, WERE ON THE PLANE, ALONG WITH THEIR CHILDREN, HANNAH, 19, AND 16-YEAR OLD ARI. Return to index of stories...


HODA ON TODAY-OC SOT OC


HODA KOTB IS OFFICIALLY THE NEW CO-ANCHOR OF THE TODAY SHOW.

This has to be the most popular decision that NBC News has ever made. And I am so thrilled. I am pinching myself. I think we should send some medics to Alexandra, Virginia where my mom has likely fainted after hearing the open of that show. By the way it's a tradition around here you know. What's that? Lets play it one more time. And Hoda Kotb."

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

KOTB TAKES OVER FOR MATT LAUER. WHO WAS DISMISSED FROM NBC NEWS FOLLOWING ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT. Return to index of stories...


AIRPORT OUTAGES-VO IN SQUEEZE


A COMPUTER OUTAGE CAUSES A HEADACHE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS.

THE PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR U-S CUSTOMS WENT DOWN FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS ON NEW YEAR'S DAY -- CREATING SOME VERY LONG LINES.

TED SCOUTEN TAKES US TO MIAMI'S AIRPORT FOR AN UP CLOSE LOOK AT THE CHAOS. Return to index of stories...


AIRPORT OUTAGES-PKG


CELL PHONE VIDEO INSIDE CUSTOMS AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SHOWS HUGE LINES OF PEOPLE WAITING TO BE PROCESSED.

Traveler: "None of the passport machines worked. We all had to stand in Iine for hours."

TRAVELERS SAY IT WAS A MASS OF PEOPLE AND A MESS.

Reporter: "Did you have trouble coming in?"

Jennifer Martin, Traveler: "Hell ya, I did."

JENNIFER MARTIN STOOD IN LINE FOR HOURS.

SHE WAS FRUSTRATED.

Jennifer Martin, Traveler: "The kiosk machines shut down, so we coudn't get our passport pictures down, so they cattled us to this line, then they opened up the line after we been standing in it for an hour and let the people who just got off a flight in front of us to go through customs."

OTHER PASSENGERS EXPERIENCED SIMILAR PROBLEMS.

Brittany Jason, Passenger: "The machines for customs and border patrol aren't working, so all the things are printing out with x's on them. Everyone's freaking out, so the lines took about an hour to get through."

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION RELEASED A STATEMENT, SAYING, "U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION EXPERIENCED A TEMPORARY OUTAGE WITH ITS PROCESSING SYSTEMS AT VARIOUS AIRPORTS TODAY BEGINNING AT 7:30 PM AND ENDING APPROXIMATELY 9:30 PM. ALL AIRPORTS ARE CURRENTLY BACK ON LINE. CBP OFFICERS CONTINUED TO PROCESS INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS USING ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES AT AFFECTED AIRPORTS. DURING THE TECHNOLOGY DISRUPTION, CBP HAD ACCESS TO NATIONAL SECURITY-RELATED DATABASES AND ALL TRAVELERS WERE SCREENED ACCORDING TO SECURITY STANDARDS. AT THIS TIME, THERE IS NO INDICATION THE SERVICE DISRUPTION WAS MALICIOUS IN NATURE."

--nats--

MAKING IT WORSE THIS WAS A BUSY DAY, WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE RETURNING HOME FROM THE HOLIDAY.

Brittany Jason, Passenger: "Everyone's very flustered, running.seems like there's some crazy end-of-the-world thing going on and everyone's just trying to get things going. It's all over the place." Return to index of stories...


AIRPORT OUTAGES-ONCAM


TED SCOUTEN REPORTING.

ALL AIRPORTS ARE CURRENTLY BACK ON LINE.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CLAIMS OFFICERS CONTINUED TO PROCESS INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS USING ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES AT AFFECTED AIRPORTS. Return to index of stories...


BOOTH ALERT


BREAKING NEWS.

THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE ISSUES "NO FURTHER ACTION" ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMPLAINT AGAINST CAPE CORAL ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER.

THE DECISION INVOLVES A COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER MICHAEL ILCZYSZYN RELATED TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

ILCZYSZYN WILL REMAIN ON PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE PENDING THE OUTCOME OF THE INVESTIGATION TO BE CONDUCTED BY OUTSIDE COUNSEL. Return to index of stories...


AIRPLANE PROPOSAL-OC NATS VO


PASSENGERS ON BOARD A COMMERCIAL FLIGHT FROM DETROIT TO OKLAHOMA CITY WITNESS A PROPOSAL.

will you marry me.yes.clapping

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.

SHE SAID "YES."

AFTER SHARING AN EMOTIONAL EMBRACE WITH HIS NEW BRIDE-TO-BE, JON JUMPED BACK ONTO THE P-A SYSTEM TO LET THE REST OF THE CABIN KNOW WHAT HAD HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


MISSING SMOKEY-VO


HAVE YOU SEEN SMOKEY THE BEAR?

YOU COULD GET ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS IF YOU TRACK HIM DOWN.

A NORTH CAROLINA FIRE DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING THE REWARD FOR THIS SIGN.

THE SIGN AND AN ACCOMPANYING FIRE DANGER METER WERE SNATCHED SOMETIME IN THE FINAL DAYS OF DECEMBER.

THE DEPARTMENT SAID IT PLANS TO MODIFY THE 12 HUNDRED DOLLAR SIGN INSTALLATION TO PREVENT FUTURE THEFT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-TRX


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A) SEX ASSAULT ON MINOR-SOTTOPS


"LOCKED IN A SHED AND SEXUALLY ABUSED--

NBC2 UNCOVERS A HEINOUS INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN LEE COUNTY INVOLVING A YOUNG GIRL" Return to index of stories...


B) TRUE BLUE PROGRAM-trxVOTOPS


PLUS. THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ASKING THE CITY FOR MORE MONEY TO MAKE ITS DEPARTMENT LOOK BETTER.

AHEAD AT FIVE. HOW MUCH THEY'RE ASKING FOR. Return to index of stories...


C) SAFE AIR TRAVEL-VO TOPS


WORRIED ABOUT SAFETY IN THE AIR?

NEXT - AN EYE OPENING LOOK AT JUST HOW MUCH OF A RISK YOU TAKE WHEN YOU BOOK A FLIGHT. Return to index of stories...


BREAK FOUR


Break Four hits at 04:26:57 Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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CROSS TALK-3SH


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

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. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC OPEN-MO


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TRAFFIC-FDOT OR NAVITOPS


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TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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TOSS TO ALEXA-OC SS


A CONVICTED FELON IN A STOLEN CAR FROM FORT LAUDERDALE. LEADS COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES ON A WILD CHASE.

DEPUTIES CHASED HIM UNTIL HE CRASHED INTO A USED CAR PARKING LOT.

NBC 2'S ALEXA SANTOS UPDATES US ON WHAT HAPPENED NEXT. Return to index of stories...


LAUDERDALE FLEE-PKG


4PM LL

While no one was injured in the incident, the suspect caused 10s of thousands of dollars of damage to this business here behind me.

VO--

It all started when a deputy noticed Simicek in the reported stolen car. and tried to pull him over.

Once those emergency lights went on. they say Simicek took off. eventually going 90 miles per hour on Airport Pulling Road.

When the suspect tried to make a right turn on Estey Avenue. he lost control. broke through the concrete barrier pole's at Stearns Motors. over the bushes. and crashed into a truck that was in the lot.

He then fled on foot.

SOT--

Rod Stearns/General Manager Stearns Motors

5055 I didn't know what was going on I just heard a Big Bang and went out on the front of our lot and saw our truck just crushed with a Jetta that was just plowed into the front of it, airbags deployed, I don't know how the guy even got out of the car

4PMLLTAG

Coming up on NBC 2 at 5:30, what Sheriff's deputies had to do to eventually catch the guy. Reporting in Collier County Alexa Santos NBC 2 Return to index of stories...


GREYHOUND AX-VO


A TEENAGER IS DEAD AND NEARLY A DOZEN OTHERS INJURED AFTER A GREYHOUND BUS CRASHES ON A UTAH INTERSTATE.

POLICE SAY THE BUS WAS HEADING WEST FROM GREEN RIVER, UTAH TO LAS VEGAS WHEN IT DROVE OFF THE HIGHWAY.

A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS KILLED.

POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO A POSSIBLE MEDICAL CONDITION WITH THE DRIVER AS A CAUSE. Return to index of stories...


MISSING HIKER-VO


A KENTUCKY WOMAN IS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE. AFTER SHE FELL OFF A CLIFF WHILE HIKING ALONE.

SHE SLIPPED AND FELL OFF A 60 FOOT CLIFF IN MADISON COUNTY.

FOR MORE THAN 12 LONG HOURS. SHE MANAGED TO SURVIVE THE BELOW ZERO WIND CHILL AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POPULAR HIKING TRAIL.

SOME EARLY MORNING HIKERS HEARD HER CRIES FOR HELP AND CALLED 9-1-1.

RESCUE CREWS WORKED QUICKLY TO BRING THE HIKER BACK TO SAFETY. Return to index of stories...


MISSING HIKER-SOT VO


"We had gotten to the end of East Pinnacle and we were stopping for a picture, so, it was all quiet and we heard just kind of a light moan from somewhere below the cliff and so we called out and said 'hello

SHE HAS SOME CRACKED RIBS AND A BROKEN FEMUR. Return to index of stories...


SAFE AIR TRAVEL-VID BOX


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 OF 17 CRASHES WITH 495 DEATHS.

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

MAJOR U-S AIRLINES HAVE NOT SUFFERED A DEADLY CRASH SINCE 2001. Return to index of stories...


PEOPLE ARE MOVING-VID BOX


AMERICANS ARE STILL HEADING WEST, WHILE PARTS OF THE NORTHEAST AND MIDWEST ARE LOSING PEOPLE.

MOVING COMPANY "UNITED VAN LINES" SAYS THREE OF THE TOP FOUR DESTINATION STATES ARE IN THE WEST: OREGON, IDAHO AND NEVADA.

THE OUTLIER IS VERMONT.

AT THE OTHER END OF THE SPECTRUM IS ILLINOIS, WHICH HAD THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE MOVING OUT.

FOLLOWED BY NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, CONNECTICUT AND KANSAS. Return to index of stories...


GRETCHEN TO LEAD-VO


A FORMER MISS AMERICA WINNER IS COMING BACK TO THE ORGANIZATION.

THIS TIME, AS CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

GRETCHEN CARLSON, MISS AMERICA 1989, WILL TAKE OVER THE ROLE, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

THE MOVE COMES AFTER SEVERAL MISS AMERICA PAGEANT OFFICIALS RESIGNED. FOLLOWING A REPORT THAT THEY EXCHANGED OFFENSIVE E-MAILS ABOUT FORMER MISS AMERICA WINNERS.

CARLSON IS ALSO A FORMER FOX NEWS ANCHOR.

IN 2016, SHE SUED HER FORMER BOSS --THE LATE ROGER AILES-- ALLEGING HARASSMENT AND RETALIATION AT THE NETWORK. Return to index of stories...


TWINS YEARS-VO


A CALIFORNIA WOMAN RANG IN THE NEW YEAR BY GIVING BIRTH IN 2017 AND 2018.

MARIA FLORES' TWINS WERE BORN LESS THAN 20 MINUTES APART.

HER BOY CAME OUT JUST *BEFORE MID-NIGHT.

AND MARIA'S DAUGHTER WAS BORN 16 MINUTES INTO 2018.

THE UNIQUELY TIMED BIRTH WAS EVEN A FIRST FOR THE LONG TIME DOCTOR WHO DELIVERED THE NEW YEAR TWINS. Return to index of stories...


TWINS YEARS-SOT VO


"I've been in practice for almost 30 plus years, I've never had the opportunity to do anything like that before."

AS THE FIRST BABIES BORN IN THE NEW YEAR, THE FLORES TWINS WILL GET OVER 3-THOSAND DOLLARS IN BRAND NEW BABY GEAR, DONATED BY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS. Return to index of stories...


A) COLD WEATHER-trxVOTOPS


ITS WINTER IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AHEAD AT FIVE --

WE'RE TRACKING COOL TEMPS. AND FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY IN THE COLD. Return to index of stories...


B) CAR FIREWORKS-NATS TOPS VO


nats of fireworks

A FIREWORKS SHOW FOR THE AGES.

AND THIS ONE PUT PEOPLE'S LIVES AT RISK. Return to index of stories...


BREAK FIVE


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FIREWORKS EXPLODE INSIDE A TEXAS MAN'S TRUCK AND CAUGHT HIS CAR ON FIRE.

TOM ABRAHAMS SHOWS US THE FIREWORKS SHOW THAT PUT LIVES IN DANGER. Return to index of stories...


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THIS IS THE MOMENT HURARA HASSAN'S CAR BECAME THE MAIN ATTRACTION ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.

AN ERRANT FIREWORK LANDED IN HIS TRUNK -- IGNITING 600 MORE.

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HIS PRIZED DODGE CHARGER CAUGHT FIRE, SMOKE FILLING IT QUICKLY.

Hurara Hassan/Car Owner:

"I was scared because my girl was in the car. I ran to go see, but she luckily ran out."

THIS IS VIDEO OF THE FIREWORKS IN HIS TRUNK BEFORE THEY WERE IGNITED. AND THIS IS VIDEO HASSAN SHOT OF THE TRUNK AFTERWARD. HASSAN'S FRIEND ESSA SHAM WAS THERE.

HIS CAR SUFFERED MINOR PAINT DAMAGE. BUT NOBODY WAS HURT.

Essa Sham/Car Owner's Friend:

"Thank God everybody was good. All of the friends, everybody was good. It was good on the metal and not on a human, you know."

Jonathan Garza/Eyewitness

"You can tell there was chaos here. It's obvious."

JONATHAN GARZA WAS ALSO THERE.

HE CAPTURED THE VIDEO WHICH HAS NEARLY TWO MILLION VIEWS ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

Jonathan Garza/Eyewitness

"The charger, like the trunk, was popping fireworks left and right. "

SURPRISINGLY, HASSAN HAS A POSITIVE ATTITUDE ABOUT IT.

HE SAYS IT WON'T DAMPEN HIS NEW YEAR OR HIS CELEBRATION TO RING IN 2019.

Hurara Hassan/Car Owner

"I'll go do the fireworks again, but I'll make sure my trunk is closed next time / I'm not worried about it. Stay positive."

AND DESPITE HOW BAD IT LOOKS, HE SAYS IT'S NOT TOTALED AND HE CAN AFFORD TO FIX IT. Return to index of stories...


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TOM ABRAHAMS REPORTING. Return to index of stories...


NEW AHEAD AT 5PM CLIP-CLIP


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SELL THAT 5PM!-ON CAM


YOU'RE GOING TO WANT TO BUNDLE UP.

NEXT AT FIVE: TEAM COVERAGE TRACKING COOLER TEMPS.

PLUS A DEATH INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW IN NORTH FORT MYERS. AFTER A WOMAN IS FOUND DEAD IN HER HOME.

WE JUST GOT WORD OF HOW SHE DIED

AND PUT THE PHONE DOWN.

WHY YOU COULD SOON PAY A HEFTY FINE FOR TEXTING AND DRIVING. Return to index of stories...


a COLD WEATHER-ON CAM


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