6PM NBC2 WEEKDAY

6PM NBC2 WEEKDAY

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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS TZ1 A) 11PM: FROZEN PALM TREES-VOTOPS
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP TZ1 B) FLOORING COMPANY COMPLAINTS-TRX SOTVO
BEST VIDEO-VOTOPS TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-TRX, TOUCH
TEAM COVERAGE-TRX MORNING SHOW PROMO-SOTTOPS
TEAM COVERAGE SETUP-AUX TOSS RIGHT NOW-TRX
RIGHT NOW-TRX COLD RSW FLIGHTS-SQBXTOPS, CG FULL
FIRST WEATHER-WALL TEAM COVERAGE-TRX
TEAM COVERAGE-MO COLD COLLIER TOURISM-OC, VO
TOSS TO JACLYN-VOTOPS COLD COLLIER TOURISM-WIPE-SOTVO
TOSS TO JACLYN-BAM VO + ZMAP, BAM VO + TOSS COLD CUTE MANATEES-WIPE-VOTOPS
TOSS TO JACLYN-TRX FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
COLD FIRE SEASON-SAT-LIVE WEATHER TOSS-2 SHOT
COLD FIRE SEASON-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
COLD FIRE SEASON-SAT-LIVE INVESTIGATORS-CLIP
TEAM COVERAGE-TRX TOSS TO DAVID-OC-BOXES
COLD IRMA FAMILIES-SQBXTOPS, VO FULL FLOORING COMPANY COMPLAINTS-TRX-NR
COLD IRMA FAMILIES-WIPE-SOTVO FLOORING COMPANY COMPLAINTS-PKG
TEAM COVERAGE-MO FLOORING COMPANY COMPLAINTS-NR
TOSS TO BRENNA-SOTVOTOPS, BOXES INVESTIGATORS CONTACT-CLIP
TOSS TO BRENNA-TRX SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
COLD AGRICULTURE-REM-LIVE SPORTS
COLD AGRICULTURE-PKG COLD OPEN SOT-SOTTOPS
COLD AGRICULTURE-REM-LIVE FGCU SOT-OCSOTWIPE
RIGHT NOW-TRX MCKENNA BEACH VO-VOTOPSWIPE
COLD NURSERIES PREPARE-OC, VO EAGLES ON BEACH SOT-SOTTOPS
COLD NURSERIES PREPARE-WIPE-SOTVO FALCONS SOT-OCSOT
TEAM COVERAGE-TRX SPORTS TOSS-OC
TOSS TO CRISTINA-VOTOPS, BOXES AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO CRISTINA-TRX 11PM TEASE: LOTTO FEVER-VOTOPS
COLD MOSQUITOS-REM-LIVE TOP STORIES-MO
COLD MOSQUITOS-PKG A) COLD FIRE SEASON-VOTOPS
COLD MOSQUITOS-REM-LIVE B) COLD AGRICULTURE-WIPE-VOTOPS
TEAM COVERAGE-TRX C) COLD MOSQUITOES-WIPE-VOTOPS
COLD IMPACT ON BODY-OC, VO TONIGHT'S FORECAST-WXGFX
NBC2 WEATHER APP-SSTOPS CLOSE-4SHOT
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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


"eyes on the fire all the time."

COLD, DRY AIR -

SPARKING MAJOR CONCERNS FOR OUR BRUSH FIRE SEASON.

"that is - that's our last line of defense" 32

FARMERS -

DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN -

TO FIGHT THE ONCOMING FREEZE.

DH 50:39 - please tell me where the money went. What happened on these projects

HOME REPAIR JOBS LEFT UNFINISHED.EVEN AFTER YOU PAID.

THE NBC2 INVESTIGATORS QUESTION WHY. FLAG: HAPPENING NOW

SUPER: COLD CAUSING FIRE CONCERNS

FLAG: HAPPENING NOW

SUPER: FARMERS FIGHTING FREEZE

FLAG: INVESTIGATORS

SUPER: LEFT WITH A MESS

02:49:49-52 "A lot of jackets gloves scarves earmuffs"

02:56:33-35 Definidtly a baby when it comes to th cold Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


6PM HEADLINES OPEN

6PM NON-HEADLINES OPEN Return to index of stories...


BEST VIDEO-VOTOPS


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS BUNDLING UP FOR ONE OF THE COLDEST NIGHTS WE'VE SEEN IN YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE-TRX


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TEAM COVERAGE SETUP-AUX TOSS


GOOD EVENING -

I'M PETER BUSCH.

NBC-2 IS BRINGING YOU LIVE TEAM COVERAGE TONIGHT -

AS EVERY SINGLE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS UNDER A FREEZE WARNING.

WE BEGIN WITH CHIEF METEOROLOGIST ALLYSON RAYE -

SHE'S TRACKING IT ALL FROM THE NBC-2 FIRST ALERT WEATHER CENTER. Return to index of stories...


RIGHT NOW-TRX


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FIRST WEATHER-WALL


After reaching the upper 30s this morning for many places, we will do it again tonight and the following night. Most of SWFL is under a freeze warning which means temperatures will most likely be at or below freezing. Tomorrow will be sunny, dry and cool with temperatures in the low 60s by the afternoon and less wind. Friday night will be another night in the 30s followed by a sunny cool Saturday. Sunday will begin our warm up ahead of a cold front that may bring a few showers on Tuesday. 80s are in the forecast by mid next week. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE-MO


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TOSS TO JACLYN-VOTOPS


THIS COLD, DRY AIR IS ADDING TO THE ALREADY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR THE UPCOMING BRUSH FIRE SEASON.

FIRE CREWS PUT OUT A 2-ACRE FIRE LATE THIS MORNING IN SAN CARLOS PARK.

THE FIRE BURNED OFF OF THREE OAKS PARKWAY, IT'S NOT TOO FAR FROM INTERSTATE 75.

IT IS 100-PERCENT CONTAINED.

CREWS SAY IT IS PUT OFF ALOT OF SMOKE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JACLYN-BAM VO + ZMAP, BAM VO + TOSS


CREWS ALREADY PUT OUT A FIRE THIS MORNING -

NEAR I-75 IN SAN CARLOS PARK.

NBC-2'S JACLYN BEVIS IS LIVE THERE TONIGHT -

TALKING TO FIREFIGHTERS ABOUT CHALLENGES AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JACLYN-TRX


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COLD FIRE SEASON-SAT-LIVE


THE COOL AIR WASN'T THE ONLY THING FIREFIGHTERS NEEDED TO OVERCOME THIS MORNING.

DEBRIS LIKE THIS COVERING PATHWAYS PROVED HURRICANE IRMAs MARK ON SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ISNT DONE.

DEBRIS. COLD WEATHER. DRY AIR. ALL TRADEMARKS OF A BUSY BRUSH FIRE SEASON. Return to index of stories...


COLD FIRE SEASON-PKG


NATS

TWO ACRES SCORCHED BY FLAMES AND FILLED WITH SMOKE FOR HOURS THURSDAY MORNING.

000455 it was contained pretty quickly within a couple hours between us and forestry.

THE HEAT OF THE FIRE NOT MUCH WARMTH FOR CREWS FIGHTING FLAMES IN THE MORNING AIR.

000447 it was just more of wind chill we had today which is the talk of the town

THAT WIND— PLUS THE COLD AIR— ADDING FUEL TO THE ALREADY WORRISOME FIRE SEASON.

ROTHring

000237 this year we're just going to have the added hurricane Irma debris down

QUINN

001432 with the cold front it caused a lot of the vegetation we did have on the ground to dry out even more so

IRMA DEBRIS BLOCKED PATHS TO GET TO THE FLAMES— AN ADDED OBSTACLE TO THE UPCOMING SEASON.

Rothring

000158 we are able to get out there but we have to think about those extra steps were going to have to take this year

ALL THE MORE IMPORTANT THIS YEAR FOR EVERYONE TO BE CAUTIOUS— WITH THIS BEING ONLY THE BEGINNING

001737 as the season progresses the drought is going to increase and as the drought increases the wildfire danger will also increase

Trt 105

Alexis Rothring San Carlos park fire Dept 8-13

Samantha Quinn Florida forestry 33-38 Return to index of stories...


COLD FIRE SEASON-SAT-LIVE


FIREFIGHTERS OUT HERE TOLD ME THIS WEATHER WAS PRETTY PERFECT ACTUALLY FOR FIGHTING THE FIRE.

BUT THE WIND LIKE THIS CAN BE A CONCERN MAKING FIRES LIKE THIS ONE SPREAD FASTER TOO.

WITH A MODERATE RISK OF BRUSH FIRE ON A DAY LIKE TODAY FL FORESTRY ASKS PEOPLE NOT TO START FIRES ON THEIR PROPERTY, EVEN CONTROLLED BURNS

RL IN SCP JB NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE-TRX


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COLD IRMA FAMILIES-SQBXTOPS, VO FULL


IT'S HARD TO HEAT YOUR HOUSE WITH A HOLE IN THE ROOF!

THE COLD TEMPERATURES THIS WEEK ARE PUTTING A FINANCIAL STRAIN ON MANY FAMILIES -

SOME FAMILIES ARE STILL WAITING TO GET THEIR ROOFS REPAIRED AFTER HJURRICANE IRMA.

THIS OF COURSE MAKES IT EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE TO HEAT THEIR HOMES. Return to index of stories...


COLD IRMA FAMILIES-WIPE-SOTVO


JOHN STETLER

NAPLES

11:18

A lot of people don't have insurance, me included. That's why I was counting on FEMA:23- I know they wouldn't give me the full amount. I've had to put on credit cards which I had to pay extra for.:31

FEMA SAYS 36 FAMILIES IN COLLIER COUNTY ARE CURRENTLY IN ITS HOUSING PROGRAM.

AS OF LAST MONTH-- 42 MILLION DOLLARS HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR HURRICANE IRMA SURVIVORS IN COLLIER COUNTY. 47 MILLION IN LEE COUNTY. AND 4 MILLION IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE-MO


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TOSS TO BRENNA-SOTVOTOPS, BOXES


04:01:29 once we turn them on that's our last line of defense 32

LOCAL FARMERS ARE GETTING READY TO FIGHT OFF TONIGHT'S FREEZING TEMPERATURES.

NBC-2'S BRENNA WEICK IS LIVE AT SORRELLS CITRUS GROVE IN ARCADIA -

SHE SAW WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO PROTECT THEIR CROPS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRENNA-TRX


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COLD AGRICULTURE-REM-LIVE


FARMERS JUST TURNED ON THESE SPRINKLERS—THEY HOPE THAT THE WARM WATER BEING PULLED FROM UNDERGROUND WILL CREATE A FOG THAT COVERS THE ENTIRE GROVE KEEPING IT JUST ABOVE FREEZING Return to index of stories...


COLD AGRICULTURE-PKG


8 whenever we pump that through our sprinkler system it creates a fog and it will raise the temperature in the grove two to four degrees 25

JUST A COUPLE DEGREES - COULD MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. SORRELL SAYS WHILE MILD - COLD CAN HELP THE CITRUS INDUSTRY—

03:58:46 cold weather is good for citrus it helps to mature the fruit it helps to ripen the fruit it helps to sweeten the fruit 52

SUSTAINED FREEZES ARE A DEATH SENTENCE.

03:59:09 there's magic numbers 10 32 degrees for six hours or longer 14 affects the tree twenty eight degrees for four hours or longer affects the fruit 19

HURRICANE IRMA CHALLENGED CITRUS FARMERS -- THIS COLD COULD CRIPPLE THEM.

03:59:47 we lost a lot of fruit 50 and the fruit that we have left we dearly want to keep 52

BUT SORRELLS SAYS A LIGHT BREEZE IS HELPFUL DURING THE COLD MONTHS.

04:00:18 the wind is good when it's cold a little bit of wind because it keeps frost from forming on the trees 25

WHILE KNOWLEDGE IS KEY -- MOTHER NATURE STILL RUNS THE SHOW.

04:02:22 there's not much e can do 24 the groves are too big to cover 27 so it's a microjet irrigation system and that is the best thing we can do the only thing we can do to protect against cold weather 35

TRT: 1:11

:15 -:19

Justin Sorrells

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COLD AGRICULTURE-REM-LIVE


SORRELLS AND A TEAM OF ABOUT TEN PEOPLE WILL BE OUT HERE ALL NIGHT AND INTO THE MORNING -- WATCHING THE THERMOMETER AND DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO KEEP THESE CITRUS TREES ALIVE AND WELL. REPORTING LIVE IN ARCADIA BW NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


RIGHT NOW-TRX


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COLD NURSERIES PREPARE-OC, VO


MANY TROPICAL PLANTS ARE AT RISK OF FREEZING TONIGHT -

NBC-2 FOUND PEOPLE IN CAPE CORAL -

COVERING THEIR PLANTS FOR PROTECTION.

ANDREA WIGERT OWNS A BONSAI NURSERY -

SHE SAYS IF YOU CAN'T BRING YOUR PLANTS INSIDE -

THERE ARE OTHER THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP. Return to index of stories...


COLD NURSERIES PREPARE-WIPE-SOTVO


Andrea Wigert/Wigert Bonsai Nursery / 12:33;47 Watering them really well during the day with that soil being wet and those roots being wet it helps keep them a little warmer. 12:33:52

IF YOU PLAN ON COVERING YOUR PLANTS -

WIGERT SAYS DON'T USE PLASTIC.INSTEAD YOU SHOULD USE AN OLD SHEET. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE-TRX


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TOSS TO CRISTINA-VOTOPS, BOXES


YOU PROBABLY HAVEN'T NOTICED MANY PESKY MOSQUITOES THIS WEEK.

BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THEY'RE GONE.

IT WOULD TAKE SEVERAL DAYS OF FREEZING TEMPERATURES BEFORE MOSQUITOES DIE OFF.

NBC2'S CRISTINA MENDEZ IS LIVE AT THE LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL--

UNCOVERING WHERE THE BUGS ARE HIDING UNTIL THE WEATHER WARMS UP. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CRISTINA-TRX


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COLD MOSQUITOS-REM-LIVE


JUST AS WE DO--

MOSQUITOES ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO KEEP WARM.

THAT COULD MEAN TAKING SHELTER IN SHRUBS--

OR EVEN TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT IN OUR HOMES. Return to index of stories...


COLD MOSQUITOS-PKG


Sherry Kletschka, Lehigh Acres

15:12:21 "it is too cold. it's ridiculously cold outside"

NAT- kids playing

THE COLD WEATHER IS FORCING FAMILIES LIKE SHERRY KLETSCHKA'S TO BUNDLE-UP.

NAT- kids playing

Sherry Kletschka, Lehigh Acres

15:11:04 "it was really freezing this morning and it's still cold but now it's warmer so I decided to let them out"

AND AS MANY BRAVE THE DIP IN DEGREES--

THE DISTINCTIVE BUZZ OF MOSQUITOES INVADING YOUR SPACE SEEMS TO HAVE GONE SILENT.

Sherry Kletschka, Lehigh Acres

15:12:48 "there are a lot of mosquitoes but I think this time of year they tend to go away"

SHERRY HAS THE RIGHT IDEA--

ACCORDING TO ERIC JACKSON WITH THE LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT.

Eric Jackson, Lee County Mosquito Control District

15:02:33 "when it's cold you're gonna see less activity"

AND WITH THAT--

COMES LESS OF A NEED FOR SPRAYING.

Eric Jackson, Lee County

15:00:14 "the weather doesn't really allow us to spray at this point because if the conditions are really windy we're not gonna be treating"

JACKSON SAYS MOSQUITOES ARE LIKELY TAKING SHELTER IN SHRUBS AND OTHER FOLIAGE--

PLUS THEIR EGGS COULD LAY DORMANT UNTIL

THE WEATHER WARMS UP.

BUT IT WOULD TAKE DAYS OF BELOW-FREEZING TEMPERATURES TO KILL ANY INSECTS.

Eric Jackson, Lee County

15:03:29 "even though mosquitoes might slow down in this weather it's still important that you don't have those containers around the house that can hold water" Return to index of stories...


COLD MOSQUITOS-REM-LIVE


EMPTYING STANDING WATER CAN HELP ELIMINATE THE MOSQUITOES ABILITY TO BREED CLOSE TO YOUR HOME.

LIVE IN LC CM NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE-TRX


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COLD IMPACT ON BODY-OC, VO


WE ALL SAY THAT OUR BLOOD GETS THIN LIVING IN FLORIDA.

MEDICAL EXPERTS SAY THAT'S NOT QUITE HOW IT WORKS.

THE WAY PEOPLE EXPERIENCE COLD -

HAS TO DO WITH CAPILLARIES - OR SMALL BLOOD VESSELS.

WHEN IT'S WARM -

THE BLOOD VESSELS OPEN AND RELEASE HEAT.

WHEN IT'S COLD -

THEY CONSTRICT TO KEEP THE WARMTH INSIDE -

BUT IT TAKES AWHILE FOR THAT CHANGE TO HAPPEN.

YOUR BODY WILL ALSO GET RID OF INSULATING FAT -

IF YOU LIVE IN A WARM CLIMATE FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. Return to index of stories...


NBC2 WEATHER APP-SSTOPS


IF YOU HAVEN'T YET -

MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOAD OUR NBC-2 WEATHER APP -

IT GIVES YOU REAL-TIME CONDITIONS AND FORECASTS FROM OUR WEATHER EXPERTS -

USING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S ONLY LIVE DOPPLAR RADAR.

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE APP FOR FREE -

FROM THE GOOGLE PLAY OR APP STORE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-TRX


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TZ1 A) 11PM: FROZEN PALM TREES-VOTOPS


ARE PALM TREES AT RISK IN FREEZING TEMPERATURES?

TONIGHT AT 11, NBC-2 IS LIVE FROM A NORTH FORT MYERS NURSERY, WHERE CREWS ARE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 B) FLOORING COMPANY COMPLAINTS-TRX SOTVO


1:56:35 - DH - did you think you'd be looking at anything like this when you got back?

JL - we were shocked actually.

THEY PAID FOR HOME RENOVATIONS BUT WERE LEFT WITH A MESS.

THE NBC2 INVESTIGATORS TRACK DOWN THE COMPANY OWNER TO ASK HIM WHY -- AHEAD AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-TRX, TOUCH


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MORNING SHOW PROMO-SOTTOPS


1:23 ". LATEST BREAKING NEWS, WEATHER AND TRAFFIC ALERTS." 1:45 Return to index of stories...


RIGHT NOW-TRX


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COLD RSW FLIGHTS-SQBXTOPS, CG FULL


A NASTY NOR'EASTER.

IS IMPACTING FLIGHTS TO AND FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

MOST FLIGHTS TO EAST-COAST CITIES LIKE NEW YORK - BOSTON AND ATLANTIC CITY ARE CANCELLED TONIGHT -

THE SAME GOES FOR INCOMING FLIGHTS FROM THOSE AREAS.

MANY OTHERS HAVE BEEN DELAYED. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE-TRX


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COLD COLLIER TOURISM-OC, VO


COLD WEATHER AND CANCELLED FLIGHTS -

MEANS FEWER PEOPLE ARE COMING HERE ON VACATION.

COLLIER COUNTY BEACHES HAVE BEEN MUCH EMPTIER THAN NORMAL -

THE COLLIER TOURISM BUREAU SAYS IT SHOULD ONLY BE A SHORT-TERM IMPACT.

AND VISITORS SAY THEY'VE BEEN FINDING OTHER THINGS TO DO. Return to index of stories...


COLD COLLIER TOURISM-WIPE-SOTVO


Jack Wert/Collier County Convention & Visitors Bureau

4850 people aren't outside as much and certainly not on the pier but it depends on where they're from too

THE COLLIER COUNTY TOURISM BUREAU ALSO SAYS IT'S USING DIGITAL ADS TO LURE PEOPLE FROM UP NORTH. Return to index of stories...


COLD CUTE MANATEES-WIPE-VOTOPS


THE COLD WEATHER ACTUALLY DREW MORE PEOPLE TO VISIT MANATEE PARK IN LEE COUNTY.

FAMILIES - DRESSED IN WINTER HATS AND JACKETS -

GATHERED THERE TO SEE THE MANATEES.

RIGHT NOW -

THE WATER TEMPERATURE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO IS ONLY AROUND 58 DEGREES -

WHICH IS TOO COLD FOR THE MANATEES -

SO THEY COME TO THE PARK TO SWIM IN THE WARMER WATER DISCHARGED BY THE NEARBY F-P-AND-L PLANT. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER TOSS-2 SHOT


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

After reaching the upper 30s this morning for many places, we will do it again tonight and the following night. Most of SWFL is under a freeze warning which means temperatures will most likely be at or below freezing. Tomorrow will be sunny, dry and cool with temperatures in the low 60s by the afternoon and less wind. Friday night will be another night in the 30s followed by a sunny cool Saturday. Sunday will begin our warm up ahead of a cold front that may bring a few showers on Tuesday. 80s are in the forecast by mid next week. Return to index of stories...


INVESTIGATORS-CLIP


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TOSS TO DAVID-OC-BOXES


A HOME RENOVATION COMPANY ACCUSED OF NOT FINISHING SEVERAL JOBS -- AND DOING WORK WITHOUT A LICENSE OR PERMITS.

THE NBC 2 INVESTIGATORS DISCOVER SOME OF THEIR CUSTOMERS ARE OUT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

INVESTIGATOR DAVID HODGES IS FOLLOWING THE TRAIL ON EVERYTHING THAT WENT WRONG. Return to index of stories...


FLOORING COMPANY COMPLAINTS-TRX-NR


SEVERAL CUSTOMERS OF BONITA SPRINGS FLOOR COVERING TOLD ME THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE GETTING THEIR DREAM.

A HOME REMODEL ON A BUDGET THEY COULD AFFORD.

INSTEAD THEY WERE LEFT WITH A MESS. Return to index of stories...


FLOORING COMPANY COMPLAINTS-PKG


BACK FROM CANADA

**TAKE SOT**

Jerzy Lada/Bonita Springs Floor Covering Customer

56:31 - 1601

TO DISCOVER A SHELL OF A CONDO.

**TAKE SOT**

Jerzy Lada/Bonita Springs Floor Covering Customer

1:56:35 - DH - did you think you'd be looking at anything like this when you got back?

JL - we were shocked actually.

PART TIME RESIDENTS JERZY AND SHEILA LADA NEEDED TO RENOVATE THEIR BONITA SPRINGS CONDO AFTER AN UPSTAIRS UNIT FLOODED IN 2017.

**TAKE SOT**

SheilaLada/Bonita Springs Floor Covering Customer

1:37:53 - SL - the entire floor had to be done.New kitchen cabinets.Guest bathroom.

1:34:24 - because we love this community so much we wanted to stay in the community.

THEY TURNED TO BONITA SPRINGS FLOOR COVERING AND OWNER CHRIS PASCALE.

**TAKE SOT**

Sheila Lada/Bonita Springs Floor Covering Customer

1:34:55 - SL - he assured us over the summer he's not busy so it would be a great time to come in here and do the work.

1:36:54 - that's not what happened**

INSTEAD THEY SAY THE PROJECT BOGGED DOWN. DEMOLITION TOOK MONTHS AND FLOOR INSTALLATION PROGRESSED AT A SNAILS PACE.

**TAKE SOT**

Sheila Lada/Bonita Springs Floor Covering Customer

1:37:22 - SL - I'd get an email. Nothing done, nothing done. JL - it's all wasted time

1:46:58 - we come up here there were three workers here standing around.

1:47:13 - they said they ran out of material

**TAKE SOT**

Deb Nesselhauf/Bonita Springs Floor Covering Customer

29:00 - they stopped answering phones

DEB NESSELHAUF KNOWS THE FEELING

**TAKE SOT**

Deb Nesselhauf/Bonita Springs Floor Covering Customer

05:09 - all of the appliances worked fine they were just old

SHE HIRED PASCALE AFTER WATER DAMAGE IN HER BATHROOM. HE SOLD HER ON A COMPLETE RENOVATION.

BUT SHE SAYS HE DELIVERED THE WRONG TILES AND ONE WORKER WALKED OFF THE JOB.

28:28 - he says they haven't paid me they owe me $2,200 for the labor that I've put in here. And i don't see them coming up with it.

FOR ALL THE MONEY THESE PEOPLE PAID

**TAKE SOT**

Sheila Lada/Bonita Springs Floor Covering Customer

28:37 - $14,000

**TAKE SOT**

Deb Nesselhauf/Bonita Springs Floor Covering Customer

1:36:41 - SL - $30,200.

THEY EVENTUALLY HAD TO CANCEL THEIR CONTRACTS. AND THEY'RE NOT ALONE.

NBC 2 FOUND 7 LAWSUITS FROM CUSTOMERS.AND 2 FROM CONTRACTORS WHO CLAIM PASCALE NEVER PAID THEM FOR THEIR WORK.

A CODE ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATION IN COLLIER COUNTY ALSO FOUND BONITA SPRINGS FLOOR COVERING WAS DOING WORK WITHOUT A CONTRACTOR AND WITHOUT SECURING A PERMIT.

**TAKE SOT**

Jerzy Lada/Bonita Springs Floor Covering Customer

1:49:21 - it was a pattern of deception really

SO WE WANTED TO TALK WITH OWNER CHRIS PASCALE. AFTER SPEAKING WITH HIM OVER THE PHONE WE SHOWED UP AT HIS STORE. WHEN HE REFUSED AN ON-CAMERA INTERVIEW.WE HIT RECORD.

**TAKE SOT**

David Hodges/Investigative Reporter

DH 50:39 - please tell me where the money went. What happened on these projects

Hodges - I need you.I'm getting out of the door but why won't you just tell us what happened to the money. Why did these projects go south?

Pascale - that's not true.

Hodges - why did these projects go south.

Pascale - what you're doing is wrong what you're doing is wrong.

50:54 - Chris. Why weren't these projects finished?

Pascale - what you're doing is wrong

Hodges - there's not thing wrong about it we're trying to get answers for your clients.

**TAKE SOT**

Jerzy Lada/Bonita Springs Floor Covering Customer

1:53:41- Hodges - would you recommend them?

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FLOORING COMPANY COMPLAINTS-NR


THE TWO CODE ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATIONS INTO PASCALE ARE STILL OPEN. ONE OF PASCALE'S RELATIVES WHO WAS LISTED AS THE CONTRACTOR OFFERED A THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE VICTIMS TO SETTLE THE CASE.

PASCALE TOLD ME OFF CAMERA HE IS REACHING OUT TO CUSTOMERS TO OFFER SETTLEMENTS FOR UNFINISHED PROJECTS. BUT MANY DOUBT THEY'LL SEE ANY OF THAT MONEY.

FOR THE NBC2 INVESTIGATORS, I'M DAVID HODGES. Return to index of stories...


INVESTIGATORS CONTACT-CLIP


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SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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COLD OPEN SOT-SOTTOPS


"It's 14 games right now to determine who's the best team in the league and, regular season, and can only take 'em one at a time." Return to index of stories...


FGCU SOT-OCSOTWIPE


FIRST UP, STETSON ON SATURDAY NIGHT.

F-G-C-U GOES INTO CONFERENCE PLAY ON A TWO-GAME WIN STREAK, BUT JUST A GAME OVER.500 FOR THE SEASON.

THERE ARE WEAKNESSES TO ADDRESS -- ONE IN PARTICULAR -- AND WITH FIVE DAYS OFF BETWEEN GAMES, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE EAGLES HAVE DONE.

"Well, obviously, we need to rebound the ball and, you know, just kinda make that our identity and not worry about, so much about offense 'cause, you know, we got a lot of players that can score the ball, and just gotta keep locking in on defense, locking in on our man.

"We're in position, we just don't purse. That's part of the problem. We stand and watch, and we need to pursue the ball, and that's an aggressive deal and that's something we, I mean, we can't do anymore rebounding drills. It's not necessarily a technique deal. I mean, there's some guys that have great technique and can't rebound. It's just a knack, and we don't have a knack for going after the ball right now." Return to index of stories...


MCKENNA BEACH VO-VOTOPSWIPE


SATURDAY'S DOUBLEHEADER STARTS AT FOUR O'CLOCK, WITH FORMER CAPE CORAL HIGH SCHOOL STAR MCKENNA BEACH LEADING STETSON AGAINST THE F-G-C-U WOMEN.

BEACH IS NOW A JUNIOR.

SHE'S STARTED ALL 16 OF THE HATTERS GAMES THIS SEASON, LEADING THE TEAM IN THREE POINTERS, ASSISTS, STEALS AND FREE THROW PERCENTAGE. Return to index of stories...


EAGLES ON BEACH SOT-SOTTOPS


"Well, McKenna is a great player, and she's gotten better every year, and she's having her best season so far. She's shooting the ball really well from three. She's making good decisions with the ball, and then also, she's really crafty at getting in there and either getting the layup or getting the foul, so just making her have to take tough shots, don't give her any uncontested threes, and then, if she penetrates, make her have a tough finish, rather than put her at the line."

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FALCONS SOT-OCSOT


WE ARE GETTING READY FOR WILDCARD WEEKEND IN THE N-F-L.

TWO GAMES ON SATURDAY.

THE FIRST IS TITANS/CHIEFS.

YOU'LL SEE IT LIVE ON OUR SISTER STATION, A-B-C-7.

THEN IN PRIMETIME, IT'S THE FALCONS AND RAMS HERE ON N-B-C-2.

ATLANTA IS HOPING TO MAKE IT BACK TO THE SUPER BOWL, AND THEIR EXPERIENCE LAST SEASON SHOULD BE AN ADVANTAGE.

"Just to be in the playoffs last year and to be in this year, like I said, the confidence and all that kind of stuff can transition over and, yes, we have been in this situation before, and we know this is make-it-count ball, you know, so, you know, we're good in those kind of situations." Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-OC


A FINAL NOTE -- SHAME THIS WASN'T DONE IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, BUT OHIO STATE HAS HIRED THE GRINCH.

ALEX GRINCH IS LEAVING WASHINGTON STATE TO BE THE BUCKEYES CO-DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR.

I'M SURE HE'LL BE RECRUITING ALL THE WHO'S IN WHOVILLE.

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AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TEASE: LOTTO FEVER-VOTOPS


ONE PERSON WOKE UP 11-MILLION-DOLLARS RICHER THIS MORNING.

THE WINNING LOTTO TICKET WAS SOLD AT A STORE IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

TONIGHT AT 11-- PEOPLE FLOCKING TO THAT SAME STORE, HOPING THEY'RE NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES-MO


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A) COLD FIRE SEASON-VOTOPS


A LAST CHECK OF YOUR TOP STORIES TONIGHT -

THE COLD DRY AIR IS ADDING TO WORRIES ABOUT BRUSH FIRE SEASON.

CREWS ALREADY PUT OUT A FIRE THIS MORNING -

AFTER IT SCORCHED TWO ACRES OF TREES IN SAN CARLOS PARK.

OFFICIALS SAY HURRICANE DEBRIS IS HELPING TO FUEL THE FLAMES. Return to index of stories...


B) COLD AGRICULTURE-WIPE-VOTOPS


FARMERS ARE WORKING THROUGH THE NIGHT TO PROTECT THEIR CROP FROM FREEZING TEMPERATURES.

SOME CITRUS GROWERS WILL USE WHAT'S CALLED A MICROJET IRRIGATION SYSTEM -

TO CREATE A WARM FOG AROUND THE TREES. Return to index of stories...


C) COLD MOSQUITOES-WIPE-VOTOPS


EXPERTS SAY THE COLD SNAP WON'T KILL OFF ANY MOSQUITOES -

INSTEAD -

THE INSECTS WILL HIDE FROM THE COLD IN BUSHES.

AND COME OUT AGAIN ONCE IT WARMS UPS. Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT'S FORECAST-WXGFX


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CLOSE-4SHOT


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