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BREAKING-CLIP HOVERBOARD EXPLOSION-OC
SEXUAL ASSAULT ARREST-OC-SS LAP TOP BATTERY RECALL-OC-VO
BREAKING-CLIP A) SEXUAL ASSAULT DR-trx-SS
SANIBEL BACTERIA-ZMAPTOPS B) TOURISM IMPACT-trx-VO
NEWS ALERT-CLIP BREAK THREE
TEAM COVERAGE-TIGHT-PULL BREAKING
TOSS TO ROBERT-VOTOPS TOSS TO LOCAL CRISTINA-SSTOPS
TOSS TO ROBERT-3 BAM 2 SHOT TOSS TO LOCAL CRISTINA-SS IN TOUCH
FIRST WEATHER-trx-WX WALL ASIF HURBERRY-trx-LIVE
TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP ASIF HURBERRY-VO
TOSS TO JULIANNE-VOTOPS ASIF HURBERRY-SOT
TOSS TO JULIANNE-OC ASIF HURBERRY-LIVE
BEACH BIZ AND THE COLD-trx-VO IN AUX WEATHER-CLIP
BEACH BIZ AND THE COLD-VO TOSS TO ROBERT-VO IN AUX
BEACH BIZ AND THE COLD-SOT TOSS TO ROBERT-2SH @ WX CTR
BEACH BIZ AND THE COLD-VO IN AUX FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL
TOSS TO DEVIN-SS IN TOUCH LOCAL HOTEL IMPACT-OC-VO
TOSS TO DEVIN-SOT-VO IN TOUCH-LIVE IN TOUCH LOCAL HOTEL IMPACT-SOTVO
AG CHECK IN-trx-REM LIVE HOUSE FIRE COVERED IN ICE-OC-VO
AG CHECK IN-VO NORTH EAST BRUTAL COLD-VO IN BAM
AG CHECK IN-SOT NORTH EAST BRUTAL COLD-PKG
AG CHECK IN-REM LIVE COLD PYTHON HUNTING-AA
NURSERY CHECK IN: WIGGERTS-OC-VO COLD PYTHON HUNTING-SOTVO
NURSERY CHECK IN: LABELLE FRUIT COMPANY-wipe-VOTOP WX APP PUSH-wipe-SSTOPS
FIRE DANGER-OC-SS-VO NEW RIGHT NOW-CLIP
NEWS ALERT-MO POLK CO MAN CALLS 911 ON HIMSELF-OC-NATSVO
TOSS TO LEVI-VOTOPS OLYMPICS-CLIP
TOSS TO LEVI-OC-BOXES FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS-VO IN AUX, SS & VO IN
MISSING FISHERMAN-trx-LIVE VO FOR MAM-placeholder
MISSING FISHERMAN-VO FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS-LIVE
MISSING FISHERMAN-SOT FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS-PKG
MISSING FISHERMAN-LIVE FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS-LIVE
CRIME ALERT-CLIP FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS-OC
GIFT CARD THIEVES-OC-SS AUSTRIA SKI LIFT VIDEO-VO IN SQBOX
GUY PEED ALL OVER PLANE-OC-SS MISS AMERICA CLIP-OC-SOTVO
LEE CO IRMA DEBRIS SITE-OC-CG MISS AMERICA CLIP-SOTVO
TRAFFIC ALERT-CLIP MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OTS
TOSS TO ALEXA-NAVITOPS MEDICAL MARIJUANA-PKG
TOSS TO ALEXA-VO IN BAM-LIVE IN BAM MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OC
NAPLES 41 LANE-trx-TVU1 TWINS TICKETS ON SALE-OTS
NAPLES 41 LANE-VO TEASE FOUR-TRX
NAPLES 41 LANE-SOTVO A) NAPLES COMMUNITY-SOTTOPS
NAPLES 41 LANE-TVU1 B) COLD ORANGE GROVES-trxSOT
LOTTERY-OTS C) NO KIDS AT LEE HEALTH-OC
WOUNDED VETERAN CAMP-OC-SS BREAK FOUR
A) TRUTH VS TALE-trxVOTOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
B) ACCIDENTAL TOURISM BOOST-trxVOTOPS FORECAST-WXWALL
C) EDISON WEATHER-trxSOTVO TRAFFIC OPEN-MO
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP TRAFFIC-FDOT OR NAVITOPS
BREAK ONE TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
BREAKING new right now-mo
BREAKING TRAFFIC-NAVITOPS NO KIDS AT LEE HEALTH-2SH
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP NO KIDS AT LEE HEALTH-BOXES
TOSS TO WX-3SH NO KIDS AT LEE HEALTH-trx-NEWSROOM
FORECAST-WXCTR-CHROMA NO KIDS AT LEE HEALTH-VO
TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP NO KIDS AT LEE HEALTH-SOT
EDISON WEATHER-VOTOPS NO KIDS AT LEE HEALTH-NEWSROOM
EDISON WEATHER-2SH BREAKOUT: FLU NUMBERS-OTS
EDISON WEATHER-trx-VO IN AUX LETTERMAN NETFLIX SHOW-OC-VO
EDISON WEATHER-PKG SERENA WILLIAMS PULLS OUT-OC-VO
EDISON WEATHER-VO IN AUX A) NAPLES TRAFFIC-trxSOT
CRAWFISH SEASON-OC-VO B) EAGLE TAKES DOG-trx-SOTVO
CRAWFISH SEASON-SOTVO BREAK FIVE
BABCOCK MOVE IN-OC-VO EAGLE TAKES DOG-ON CAM
BABCOCK MOVE IN-SOTVO EAGLE TAKES DOG-PKG
ALEX TREBEK BRAIN SURGERY-OC-VO EAGLE TAKES DOG-OC
TEASE TWO-SOT-2 SHOT BREAKING MO-CLIP
BREAK TWO SELL THAT 5PM!
NEW RIGHT NOW-CLIP a DOCTOR ARRESTED-SSTOPS
HOVERBOARD EXPLOSION-VOTOPS b WEATHER COVERAGE-trxVOTOPS
HOVERBOARD EXPLOSION-2 SHOT c NAPLES US 41-trxVOTOPS
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BREAKING-CLIP


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SEXUAL ASSAULT ARREST-OC-SS


BREAKING NEWS FIRST AT FOUR: A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DOCTOR IS ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING ONE OF HIS PATIENTS.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED DOCTOR ASIF CHOUDHURY.

CHOUDHURY IS A GASTRO ENTEROLOGIST.

A NURSE NOTICED THE ASSAULT IN THE MIDDLE OF A PROCEDURE AND TURNED HIM IN. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING-CLIP


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SANIBEL BACTERIA-ZMAPTOPS


MORE BREAKING NEWS FIRST AT FOUR--

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DOES NOT WANT *ANYONE TO GO IN THE WATER AT TARPON BAY BEACH.

IT'S THE GULF SIDE OF SANIBEL ISLAND.

TESTING REVEALS HIGH LEVELS OF BACTERIA IN THE WATER.

YOU CAN STILL GO OUT THERE FOR SHELLING, BUT HEALTH WORKERS ADVISE AGAINST GETTING IN THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


NEWS ALERT-CLIP


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TEAM COVERAGE-TIGHT-PULL


SOME AREAS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL STILL SEE TEMPERATURES IN THE 30'S TONIGHT --

THE COLD IS IMPACTING TOURISM ON OUR NORMALLY BUSY BEACHES.

AND IT'S KEEPING GROWERS ON THEIR TOES.

WE HAVE LIVE TEAM COVERAGE FIRST AT FOUR. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO ROBERT-VOTOPS


OVER NIGHT THIS COLD SNAP *COULD BRING NEAR FREEZING TEMPERATURES TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AND THAT MEANS ONE MORE LONG NIGHT FOR FLORIDA'S MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO ROBERT-3 BAM 2 SHOT


WE'RE COVERING EVERY ANGLE OF THIS TODAY-

BUT FIRST-- WHEN ARE TEMPS GOING TO DROP AGAIN TONIGHT!

METEOROLOGIST ROBERT VAN WINKLE IS KICKING OFF OUR TEAM COVERAGE--

TIMING OUT TONIGHT'S COLD SNAP. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-trx-WX WALL


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TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP


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TOSS TO JULIANNE-VOTOPS


NORMALLY THIS IS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S BUSY SEASON.

AND A LOT OF BUSINESSES NEED THE BOOST AFTER HURRICANE IRMA. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JULIANNE-OC


BUT WITH THE COLD SNAP--

PEOPLE ON FORT MYERS BEACH ARE TELLING US THEY'RE FINDING OTHER THINGS TO DO.

NBC2s JULIANNE DELL IS IN THE STUDIO RIGHT NOW CONTINUING OUR TEAM COVERAGE. Return to index of stories...


BEACH BIZ AND THE COLD-trx-VO IN AUX


MANY BUSINESS OWNERS ON FORT MYERS BEACH TOLD ME TODAY -- THIS COOLER WEATHER HAS BEEN A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD FOR THEM. Return to index of stories...


BEACH BIZ AND THE COLD-VO


THEY SAY THEY'VE SEEN FEWER PEOPLE COMING ACROSS THE BRIDGE AND HEADING TO THE BEACH.

AND WHILE YOU MIGHT THINK THE LOWER TRAFFIC OVERALL WOULD HURT SALES.

MANY OWNERS SAY THAT IT'S ALSO BROUGHT PEOPLE IN TO THEIR STORES. Return to index of stories...


BEACH BIZ AND THE COLD-SOT


JULIE PETTY/TIMES SQUARE TATTOO PARLOR OWNER

03:12:41 ITS BEEN A LITTLE SLOWER BUT THANK GOODNESS PEOPLE ARE COMING IN FROM THE COLD SO GETTING A FEW TATTOOS HERE AND THERE 47

BUTT TO

03:13:24 SO ITS KIND OF BALANCING OUT A LITTLE BIT 26 Return to index of stories...


BEACH BIZ AND THE COLD-VO IN AUX


TONIGHT AT 5. WE TELL YOU ABOUT HOW MORE OF THESE BUSINESSES ARE FARING, INCLUDING ONE THAT SEEMS TO BE SUPRISINGLY IMMUNE TO THE COLD.

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


TOSS TO DEVIN-SS IN TOUCH


FLORIDA'S FARMERS ARE LOSING SOME SLEEP THIS WEEK. MAKING SURE THEIR CROPS DON'T FREEZE OVER! Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO DEVIN-SOT-VO IN TOUCH-LIVE IN TOUCH


15:50:18-25 "Any piece of fruit we lose whether its by wind or by cold affects us becuase we only have 1 crop per year"

EVEN THOUGH THEY DODGED A BULLET OVERNIGHT. WE COULD GET JUST AS COLD *TONIGHT.

NBC-2s DEVIN TURK IS LIVE IN ARCADIA SHOWING US WHAT THEY'RE DOING NOW. Return to index of stories...


AG CHECK IN-trx-REM LIVE


A freeze is a major concern.

Especially after hurricane Irma.

Where about 40% of the state's citrus crop was lost.

But with this week's cold snap -- farmers say they feel they've dodged a bullet so far. Return to index of stories...


AG CHECK IN-VO


Just a couple hours of freezing temperatures could ruin the crop for the entire year.

That's why farmers have been running sprinklers all night long to keep the plants above that freezing mark.

It was the first time they had to do that in 2 years.

fortunately it didn't get as cold as it could have last night here at sorrell citrus.

The groves owner tells me they didn't suffer any plant loss.which is critical especially after the last year. Return to index of stories...


AG CHECK IN-SOT


Sot

Justin Sorrels/Owner Sorrels CItrus

15:509:02-11

"We only grow Ione crop a year so anything that affects that crop like a hurricane or freeze impacts us as a company and family" Return to index of stories...


AG CHECK IN-REM LIVE


WHILE REALLY COLD WEATHER CAN DECIMATE THE CROPS.

COLD WEATHER CAN ACTUALLY HELP THEM! I'LL TELL YOU HOW TONIGHT AT 5.

LIVE IN ARCADIA DT NBC Return to index of stories...


NURSERY CHECK IN: WIGGERTS-OC-VO


AS THE COLD SNAP MOVED IN. WE CHECKED IN WITH NURSERIES ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

HERE'S AN UPDATE ON A FEW OF THEM.

WIGGERT'S NURSERY IN NORTH FORT MYERS FARED OKAY.

THEY SPRAYED THEIR TREES OVERNIGHT TO KEEP THEM ABOVE FREEZING. Return to index of stories...


NURSERY CHECK IN: LABELLE FRUIT COMPANY-wipe-VOTOP


LABELLE FRUIT COMPANY MADE IT THROUGH TOO.

THE FREEZE COULD HAVE BEEN DEVASTATING FOR THEM. WITH HUNDREDS OF ACRES OF CITRUS FROM HENDRY TO COLLIER COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


FIRE DANGER-OC-SS-VO


A FIRE DANGER WARNING FOR *ALL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TODAY'S FIRE DANGER INDEX IS "HIGH" IN ALL OF OUR COUNTIES EXCEPT FOR DESOTO--

THERE'S A "MODERATE" FIRE DANGER THERE.

THE FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE SAYS TO EXPECT A DRIER THAN NORMAL FIRE SEASON BECAUSE OF THE DEBRIS LEFT BEHIND BY HURRICANE IRMA--

AND THE DRY WINTER WE'RE EXPECTED TO HAVE. Return to index of stories...


NEWS ALERT-MO


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TOSS TO LEVI-VOTOPS


AN N-B-C-2 NEWS ALERT.

RIGHT NOW-- THERE'S A SEARCH FOR A MISSING BOATER ON LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

HE WAS PART OF THE FISHING TOURNAMENT BUT FELL OUT OF HIS BOAT. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LEVI-OC-BOXES


HIS FISHING PARTNER MADE IT BACK TO THE PAHOKEE MARINA LATE LAST NIGHT.

THAT'S ON THE SOUTH-EASTERN EDGE OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

N-B-C-2s LEVI ISMAIL IS THERE LIVE WITH AN UPDATE ON THE SEARCH. Return to index of stories...


MISSING FISHERMAN-trx-LIVE


ALL RESCUE EFFORTS ARE NOW FOCUSED ON NIK KAYLER WHO HAS YET TO BE RECOVERED FROM THE CHOPPY AND FRIGID LAKE OKEECHOBEE Return to index of stories...


MISSING FISHERMAN-VO


THE BOAT MANAGED TO MAKE IT'S WAY TO THE PAHOKEE MARINA, BEFORE CRASHING TO SHORE THURSDAY EVENING.

THAT'S WHERE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE RECOVERED BILL KISIAH WHO WAS CLINGING TO THE BOAT, SUFFERING FROM HYPOTHERMIA

KISIAH MANAGED TO MAKE IT, BUT KAYLER WAS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND

PALM BEACH COUNTY DEPUTIES IMMEDIATELY BEGAN THEIR SEARCH ALONG WITH FWC

TAKING TO THE SKIES AND WATER TO SURVEY THE 730 SQUARE MILE LAKE

BOATERS TELL ME THE WIND AND CHOP, CREATED VIOLENT CONDITIONS ON THE WATER Return to index of stories...


MISSING FISHERMAN-SOT


"The waves up here are unbelievable. When the winds pick up like it was 30 to 35 mph winds, you'll get waves out on the main lake, 12 to 15 feet high."

04:54:42

Ross Silvieus

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MISSING FISHERMAN-LIVE


THE FISHING TOURNAMENT THESE BOATERS WERE A PART OF, HAS SINCE BEEN CANCELED AS THEY WANT ALL FOCUS TO BE ON GETTING KAYLER HOME SAFE.

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


CRIME ALERT-CLIP


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GIFT CARD THIEVES-OC-SS


INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING FOR A GROUP OF GIFT CARD THIEVES.

THEY HIT A HANDFUL OF STORES ACROSS LEE AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES.

MOST RECENTLY ON CHRISTMAS EVE.

THE TWO MEN TRIED TO BUY THREE, 500-DOLLAR VISA GIFT CARDS.

THEN THEY DISTRACTED THE CASHIER--

REACHED OVER THE COUNTER-- CASHED OUT THE TRANSACTION-- THEN JUST LEFT.

THERE ARE THREE OTHER SIMILAR CASES.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING--

CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


GUY PEED ALL OVER PLANE-OC-SS


FIRST AT FOUR: LEE COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY ARRESTED A MAN CREATING A RUCKUS ON AN AIRPLANE *BEFORE IT EVEN TOOK OFF!

SPIRIT FLIGHT ATTENDANTS SAID THEY COULD SMELL THE BOOZE ON DANTE BENCIVENGA BEFORE HE EVEN GOT ON THE PLANE.

RIGHT BEFORE THEIR FLIGHT TOOK OFF TO MICHIGAN. BENCIVENGA URINATED ALL OVER THE TOILET AND CARPET ON THE PLANE.

HE WAS ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO IRMA DEBRIS SITE-OC-CG


THIS IS YOUR LAST WEEKEND TO DROP OFF HURRICANE IRMA DEBRIS IN LEE COUNTY.

THE LAST TWO SITES CLOSE ON SUNDAY.

ONE IN NORTH FORT MYERS--

THE OTHER AT THE LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT.

THE SITES CLOSE AT 5 P-M.

AFTER THAT--

YOU'LL HAVE TO LEAVE IT AT THE CURB OR TAKE IT TO THE COUNTY DUMP.

CLEAN UP EFFORTS HAVE COST THE COUNTY ABOUT 36 MILLION DOLLARS TO DATE. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT-CLIP


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TOSS TO ALEXA-NAVITOPS


AN NBC-2 TRAFFIC ALERT: A PROJECT IN NAPLES IS LOOKING AT GETTING RID OF A LANE ON U-S 41 *NEAR THE DOWNTOWN AREA.

HERE'S A LOOK AT OUR LIVE TRAFFIC MAP.

THIS AREA GETS PRETTY CONGESTED THROUGH OUT THE DAY. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO ALEXA-VO IN BAM-LIVE IN BAM


THOSE IN FAVOR SAY IT'LL ACTUALLY HELP PEDESTRIANS IN THE AREA.

NBC-2s ALEXA SANTOS IS LIVE IN NAPLES TONIGHT SHOWING US WHAT THOSE PLANS ARE--

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NAPLES 41 LANE-trx-TVU1


AS YOU MENTIONED. IT IS PRETTY BUSY FOR TRAFFIC HERE ON US 41 RIGHT BY DOWNTOWN NAPLES.

BUT A PROPOSED IDEA WOULD SHRINK DOWN A TRAVEL LINE ON EACH SIDE. AND REPLACE IT WITH BIKING AND PEDESTRIAN LANES.

THE IDEA'S JUST IN ITS EARLY PHASES. BUT IT'S GETTING SOME MIXED REVIEWS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES 41 LANE-VO


IT'S ALL PART OF A DOWNTOWN NAPLES MOBILITY AND CONNECTIVITY STUDY THAT THE CITY IS WORKING ON.

THAT STUDY IS LOOKING AT WAYS TO BETTER CONNECT THE DOWNTOWN AREAS OF NAPLES.

ONE OF THOSE WAYS -- WOULD BE TURNING PART OF US 41 INTO 4-LANES INSTEAD OF 6. TO ALLOW FOR EXTRA BIKE AND WALKING LANES.

BUT PEOPLE CAN'T AGREE IF THAT WOULD BE A GOOD THING OR A BAD THING. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES 41 LANE-SOTVO


2040 the point is to give people an alternative way to move around downtown

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NAPLES 41 LANE-TVU1


AHEAD ON NBC 2 AT 5. HOW THE CITY OF NAPLES WOULD EVEN BE ABLE TO DO THAT TYPE OF PROJECT TO THIS STATE HIGHWAY.

REPORTING LIVE IN NAPLES AS NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


LOTTERY-OTS


YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN FOUR HUNDRED 45 MILLION DOLLARS TONIGHT.

THE MEGA-MILLIONS DRAWING IS AT 11.

IF SOMEONE WINS THE WHOLE THING-- THEY'D GET 277 MILLION AFTER TAXES.

NO ONE HAS WON THE MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT SINCE MID-OCTOBER.

THE POWERBALL DRAWING IS SATURDAY NIGHT.

*THAT JACKPOT IS AT 570 MILLION. Return to index of stories...


WOUNDED VETERAN CAMP-OC-SS


FIRST AT FOUR: FLORIDA'S WOUNDED VETERANS NOW HAVE A SECOND OUTDOOR SPACE TO CALL THEIR OWN.

PEACE RIVER CAMP IN ARCADIA HAS A BUNK HOUSE. WITH THREE ROOMS AND 20 BEDS.

IT'S PART OF OPERATION OUTDOOR. WHICH WAS STARTED IN 20-11.

*THOUSANDS OF VETERANS HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE PROGRAM. Return to index of stories...


A) TRUTH VS TALE-trxVOTOPS


FROM ALCOHOL TO EXERCISE: NBC E ANSWERING *YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS COLD FRONT. SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION.

THAT'S AHEAD AT 5. Return to index of stories...


B) ACCIDENTAL TOURISM BOOST-trxVOTOPS


PLUS-- FIRST AT FOUR THIRTY--

WHY THE BOMBOGENESIS UP NORTH COULD BE GIVING US AN ACCIDENTAL BOOST IN TOURISM. Return to index of stories...


C) EDISON WEATHER-trxSOTVO


020342 we have been jam packed

PLUS WE'RE CHECKING IN WITH A BUSY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TOURIST SPOT. TO FIND OUT HOW *IT'S FARING IN THIS COLD WEATHER. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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BREAK ONE


BREAK ONE HITS AT 04:08:30 Return to index of stories...


BREAKING


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BREAKING TRAFFIC-NAVITOPS


All three EB lanes of US 41 at Imperial Wilderness are blocked following a crash with injuries. Please use caution and expect delays. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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TOSS TO WX-3SH


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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. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP


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EDISON WEATHER-VOTOPS


THE EDISON FORD WINTER ESTATES DRAWS THOUSANDS OF TOURISTS EVERY YEAR.

THE NOTABLE GARDENS ON THE PROPERTY ARE PART OF THE POPULARITY. Return to index of stories...


EDISON WEATHER-2SH


SO HOW ARE THEY KEEPING THE HISTORIC PROPERTY IN TIP-TOP SHAPE?

NBC-2s JACLYN BEVIS IS IN THE STUDIO SHOWING US HOW THEY'RE KEEPING UP. Return to index of stories...


EDISON WEATHER-trx-VO IN AUX


THE HISTORIC LOCATION SO FAR IS FAIRING WELL--

TUCKED ALONG THE RIVER THE TEMPERATURES HAVEN'T HIT FREEZING YET.

BUT THEY'RE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE. Return to index of stories...


EDISON WEATHER-PKG


Lisa Sbuttoni Edison Ford Winter Estates

020448 we have lost very little over the years to frost

THAT'S THANKS TO A LOT OF PREPARTION.

THE TREES AND FLOWERS AND PLANTS GROWING AT THE FORMER HOME OF FORT MYERS MOST FAMOUS RESIDENT ARE TOP PRIORITY.

LISA SBUTTONI

020437 if its reported that there might be a freeze overnight the

horticultural staff will go out and start covering the plants to save

them

SO FAR SO GOOD-- THE HORTICULTURE ALONG MCGREGOR IS ALL UNCOVERED STILL--

BUT THE GROUNDS TEAM IS SURE TO BE READY IF SOMETHING CHANGE.

SO FAR-- VISITORS BRAVE THE COOLER WEATHER-- THOSE FROM UP NORTH EMBRACING IT-- TO CHECK OUT THE LANDMARK.

Shannon Boon, INDIANA NATIVE

021319 I've seen a lot of people bundled up in coats and parkas that's crazy

021330 it's absolutely gorgeous. Loving all the palm trees and

learning the facts about the bamboo

Ivan Robic

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EDISON WEATHER-VO IN AUX


THERE'S LOTS TO DO AT THE ESTATES THAT ISN'T OUTSIDE AS WELL--

WITH THE MUSEUM FEATURING BOTH MEN AND LOTS OF CARS AND ARTIFACTS.

COMING UP AT 5-- THE SURPRISING STATISTIC ABOUT VISITORS ALREADY THIS NEW YEAR.

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


CRAWFISH SEASON-OC-VO


THIS COLD WEATHER IS CAUSING PROBLEMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

AND IF YOU LOVE CRAWFISH--

YOU MIGHT HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE WHILE.

THE COLD IS PUSHING BACK CRAWFISH SEASON.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THE LATER IT STARTS- THE LONGER IT LASTS-- SO PRICES WILL STAY DOWN. Return to index of stories...


CRAWFISH SEASON-SOTVO


"They generally just go back in the mud a little bit, burrow up in the mud and just kind of just go a little bit more dormant again."

THE SEASON COULD LAST ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE FOURTH OF JULY. Return to index of stories...


BABCOCK MOVE IN-OC-VO


BABCOCK RANCH HAS ITS FIRST RESIDENTS.

THE FIRST HOME OWNERS MOVED IN LAST NIGHT.

TODAY THE TOWN OF THE FUTURE HELD A CELEBRATION. WELCOMING THEM AND SOON TO BE RESIDENTS TO THE COMMUNITY.

RICHARD KINLEY AND HIS WIFE ARE THE COMMUNITY'S FIRST HOMEOWNERS - Return to index of stories...


BABCOCK MOVE IN-SOTVO


Kinley

12:10:47 " right now we finally got all the boxes and bags into the house and so for the next week it will be unpacking." 55

OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS. TWO TO THREE-HUNDRED PEOPLE WILL MOVE IN.

THIS COMMUNITY RUNS ON SOLAR POWER.

MORE THAN 340-THOUSAND PANELS WERE INSTALLED FOR THIS COMMUNITY.

AND AT NIGHT THIS COMMUNITY IS POWERED BY NATURAL GAS. Return to index of stories...


ALEX TREBEK BRAIN SURGERY-OC-VO


JEOPARDY HOST ALEX TREBEK IS ON MEDICAL LEAVE AFTER UNDERGOING BRAIN SURGERY.

THE 77-YEAR-OLD HOST HIT HIS HEAD IN A BAD FALL IN OCTOBER.

AND THEN IN DECEMBER. HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A SUBDURAL HEMATOMA. WHICH IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE DEADLIEST OF ALL HEAD INJURIES.

DOCTORS PERFORMED SURGERY TO REMOVE THE BLOOD CLOTS FROM HIS BRAIN.

TREBEK SAID IN A VIDEO ON JEOPARDY'S WEBSITE THAT HIS PROGNOSIS IS "EXCELLENT," AND HE EXPECTS TO START FILMING AGAIN SOON. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-SOT-2 SHOT


"There was just walls of smoke going up along the ceiling, down the walls,

SHE THOUGHT SHE DID HER HOMEWORK.

BUT SHE FOUND OUT THE HARD WAY ABOUT THE EXPLODING HOVERBOARDS.

NEXT AT FOUR--

WHY SHE SAYS SHE WON'T *EVER TRUST THOSE REVIEWS AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


BREAK TWO


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NEW RIGHT NOW-CLIP


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HOVERBOARD EXPLOSION-VOTOPS


AN OMAHA WOMAN SAYS HER DAUGHTERS NEW HOVERBOARD *EXPLODED ON NEW YEARS DAY. Return to index of stories...


HOVERBOARD EXPLOSION-2 SHOT


IT NEARLY SET THEIR HOME ON FIRE. AND FILLED THE HOUSE WITH SMOKE.

BRANDON SCOTT TALKED TO THE MOTHER WHO IS JUST GLAD HER HOME IS OKAY. Return to index of stories...


HOVERBOARD EXPLOSION-PKG


HERE'S A CHARRED CRATER IN THIS CARPET. DAMAGE DIANE HUGHES BLAMES ON AN EXPLODING HOVERBOARD.

Diane Hughes "The batteries kept falling out and catching the carpet on fire again."

HUGHES SAYS SHE HEARD THE LOUD EXPLOSION ON NEW YEAR'S DAY -- WHEN HER DAUGHTER'S BRAND NEW HOVERBOARD, PLUGGED INTO AN OUTLET NEAR THE FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE, SUDDENLY CAUGHT FIRE.

"There was just walls of smoke going up along the ceiling, down the walls, white thick smoke, really putrid smelling."

THE HOVERBOARD WAS ONE OF THE NEWEST MODELS FROM A MANUFACTURER CALLED "SWAGTRON." HUGHES RESEARCHED THE PRODUCT BEFORE SHE BOUGHT IT.

"We went for this one because it had this fancy century-guard battery and they marketed the safety of that battery. it was the best that you could get."

HUGHES IS REGRETTING THAT PURCHASE -- WITH THE HOVERBOARD LEFT IN PIECES -- AND HER WEST OMAHA HOME STILL COVERED IN SOOT.

"There's a fine powder over everything in the house. it turns black and turns kind of gunky when you try to take it up."

HUGHES BELIEVES IF HER HUSBAND HADN'T QUICKLY USED THESE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS TO PUT OUT THE FLAMES, HER HOME COULD HAVE BURNED TO THE GROUND. NOW HER FAMILY'S HOVERBOARD DAYS ARE DONE.

"We won't buy one again, obviously." Return to index of stories...


HOVERBOARD EXPLOSION-OC


BRANDON SCOTT REPORTING.

A FEW OTHER HOT HOLIDAY GIFTS WITH THOSE SAME LITHIUM ION BATTERIES--

DRONES AND REMOTE CONTROL CARS.

EXPERTS SAY THE LESSON IS *NOT TO CHARGE THESE BATTERIES IF YOU'RE NOT HOME OR AWAKE. Return to index of stories...


LAP TOP BATTERY RECALL-OC-VO


H-P ACTUALLY JUST RECALLED MORE THAN FIFTY THOUSAND LAPTOP BATTERIES TODAY FOR THIS SAME REASON.

THE LITHIUM ION BATTERIES ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM--

THEY'RE OVERHEATING-- CREATING A FIRE HAZARD.

YOU CAN GO ONLINE TO FIND OUT IF YOUR COMPUTER IS AFFECTED--

AND ORDER A FREE REPLACEMENT BATTERY.

WE HAVE A LINK TO THAT ON OUR WEBSITE--

NBC-2.COM. CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


A) SEXUAL ASSAULT DR-trx-SS


BREAKING AT FOUR--

A LEE COUNTY DOCTOR ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT.

HOW A DOCTOR'S OWN NURSE TURNED HIM IN! Return to index of stories...


B) TOURISM IMPACT-trx-VO


NEXT AT FOUR--

THE UNEXPECTED BOOST TOURISM IS GETTING FROM THIS COLD SNAP.

AND WHO *WON'T SEE A CUT OF THAT. Return to index of stories...


BREAK THREE


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BREAKING


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TOSS TO LOCAL CRISTINA-SSTOPS


BREAKING NEWS FIRST AT FOUR: A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DOCTOR IS ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING ONE OF HIS PATIENTS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LOCAL CRISTINA-SS IN TOUCH


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED DOCTOR ASIF CHOUDHURY. AFTER ONE OF HIS OWN NURSES TURNED HIM IN.

NBC2s CRISTINA MENDEZ IS LIVE OUTSIDE HIS OFFICE IN LEE COUNTY. BREAKING DOWN WHAT WE KNOW AT THIS POINT.

CRISTINA -- Return to index of stories...


ASIF HURBERRY-trx-LIVE


THIS IS JUST ONE OF DOCTOR CHOUDHURY'S OFFICE WHICH IS NOW CLOSED TODAY--

BUT SOME NEIGHBORING BUSINESSES HERE ARE SHOCKED TO LEARN OF THE ALLEGATION. Return to index of stories...


ASIF HURBERRY-VO


THE 54-YEAR OLD GASTROENTEROLOGIST IS ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING ONE OF HIS PATIENTS.

A NURSE ALLEGEDLY NOTICED THE ASSAULT IN THE MIDDLE OF A PROCEDURE.

CHOUDHURY WAS ARRESTED THIS MORNING--

AND IS STILL IN CUSTODY.

NO ONE ANSWERED THE DOOR AT THE DOCTOR'S HOME TODAY TO COMMENT ON THE ARREST.

ALTHOUGH CHOUDHURY IS AN INDEPENDENT PRACTITIONER--

LEE HEALTH RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING "THE ALLEGED INCIDENT WAS REPORTED BECAUSE AN EMPLOYEE THAT SPOKE UP"--

AND WENT ON TO THANK STAFF FOR THEIR EFFORTS TO PROTECT PATIENTS. Return to index of stories...


ASIF HURBERRY-SOT


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ASIF HURBERRY-LIVE


NBC2 IS WORKING TO UNCOVER THE EXACT LOCATION OF WHERE THE SEXUAL ASSAULT HAPPENED.

MEANWHILE, HE'S EXPECTED TO MAKE A FIRST APPEARANCE BEFORE A JUDGE TOMORROW.

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


WEATHER-CLIP


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TOSS TO ROBERT-VO IN AUX


WE ARE EXPECTING ANOTHER COLD NIGHT.

BUT THANKFULLY. NOT AS COLD AS THIS.

THE BRUTAL WEATHER HITTING THE NORTH EAST IS CAUSING FLOODING AND FLOATING ICE CHUNKS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO ROBERT-2SH @ WX CTR


NOT *NEARLY AS COLD HERE--

BUT STILL CREATING SOME CONCERN FOR BUSINESS OWNERS--

AND GROWERS.

I'M WITH METEOROLOGIST ROBERT VAN WINKLE--

HE'S TIMING THIS ALL OUT FOR US TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


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LOCAL HOTEL IMPACT-OC-VO


THESE COLDER TEMPERATURES ARE STARTING TO TAKE A TOLL ON THAT *IN-SEASON-CASH-FLOW*

BOATS HAVE BEEN DOCKED ALL WEEK-

WHILE THEY APPRECIATE A DAY THEY CAN CATCH UP ON CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE-- THEY'D MUCH RATHER BE ON THE WATER.

ESPECIALLY AFTER HURRICANE IRMA--

THEY'RE REALLY COUNTING ON THE *IN-SEASON-CASH* TO BOUNCE BACK. Return to index of stories...


LOCAL HOTEL IMPACT-SOTVO


11:37:01 -:08

"Before this week it was incredible - once the abnormal weather showed up it got really tough."

11:39:26 -:35

"This season is super important for us here at Sea Trek Fishing Charters, as well as Sea Daddy Fishing Charters, So when we have a weather window we're ready to go."

ACCORDING TO *VISIT-FLORIDA*

EACH YEAR FROM 2011 TO 2015 -- TOURISM SPENDING INCREASED.

AND FROM 2013 THROUGH 2015 -- YOU CAN SEE SPENDING JUMPED TO MORE THAN 100-MILLION DOLLARS.

ALL THE WAY TO NEARLY 109-MILLION DOLLARS IN 20-15. Return to index of stories...


HOUSE FIRE COVERED IN ICE-OC-VO


JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF *HOW COLD IS IT UP NORTH--

JUST MINUTES AFTER FIREFIGHTERS PUT OUT A DEADLY FIRE--

*ICE FORMED AROUND IT.

THIS WAS IN SALEM PENNSYLVANIA EARLY THIS MORNING.

TEMPERATURES WERE WELL BELOW ZERO AS CREWS BATTLED THE FLAMES. Return to index of stories...


NORTH EAST BRUTAL COLD-VO IN BAM


WHILE PEOPLE AREN'T GOING OUT ON THE WATER--

SOME TOURISTS ARE GETTING *STUCK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA--

BECAUSE A LOT OF AREAS IN THE NORTH EAST ARE DEALING WITH THE WORST OF THE WEATHER.

YON POMRENZE IS SHOWING US JUST HOW BAD SOME SPOTS ARE. Return to index of stories...


NORTH EAST BRUTAL COLD-PKG


Leah Ramuglia / Boston Resident: People who have to work are getting back to the day to day and I think a lot of the people who don't have to work are probably inside and, or shoveling.

BOSTON RESIDENTS ATTEMPTING TO GET BACK TO BUSINESS AS USUAL FRIDAY DESPITE BRUTALLY COLD TEMPERATURES.

Grace Driscoll / Boston Resident: I don't think it's stopping anyone from going about their daily lives.

ALL THIS DESPITE WARNINGS FROM OFFICIALS THAT EVEN THOUGH THE SNOW, THE WIND, AND FLOODING FROM THURSDAY'S MASSIVE "BOMB CYCLONE" WEATHER SYSTEM HAS COME TO AN END, TEMPERATURES ARE FALLING AND IT IS GOING TO GET A LOT COLDER.

Mayor Marty Walsh / Boston: This weekend is going to be dangerously cold. We're asking people other than going out to shovel we're asking that you stay inside as much as possible. If you do go outside, make sure you dress for the weather.

OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS, THE BITTER ARCTIC AIR LEFT BEHIND AFTER THURSDAY'S MASSIVE STORM IS EXPECTED TO BRING RECORD-BREAKING LOW TEMPERATURES THROUGHOUT THE NORTHEAST, WITH WIND CHILLS MAKING IT FEEL WELL BELOW ZERO.

AND ALTHOUGH THE SNOW HAS STOPPED FALLING IN MOST AREAS, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ARE STILL ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO STAY OFF THE ROADS

Gov. Andrew Cuomo / New York: If the temperature drops and we can't clear the snow and it turns in to black ice that's going to be an even more dangerous situation. So, please use extreme caution. If you do not have to be on the roads, you shouldn't be on the roads.

AND TO STAY AWAY FROM THE COASTS AND FLOODED ROADS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS FLOOD WATERS WILL BE SLOW TO RECEDE IN SOME AREAS AND MAY EVEN FREEZE IN PLACE.

IN BOSTON, I'M YON POMRENZE. Return to index of stories...


COLD PYTHON HUNTING-AA


THE COLD WEATHER IS BRINGING OUT THE TYPICALLY ELUSIVE BURMESE PYTHONS.

YEARS OF PEOPLE RELEASING THE MASSIVE SNAKES INTO THE WILD HAS GROWN INTO A SERIOUS ISSUE.

ONE MAN IS MAKING THE EXOTIC SPECIES HIS MISSION DOWN IN THE EVERGLADES.

"This suckers wet, just come up out of the water That's how we do it, boys."

"This cold weather has got the Wildman frisky."

THE PYTHONS ARE COMING OUT TO WARM UP IN THE SUN--

WHEN THEY WOULD NORMALLY BE HIDING DURING THE DAY.

AND FLORIDA'S PYTHON HUNTERS ARE LOVING IT.

ONE HUNTER CAUGHT THREE IN ONE DAY. Return to index of stories...


COLD PYTHON HUNTING-SOTVO


S/ DUSTY 'WILDMAN' CRUM, PYTHON HUNTER :07

"They're like me and you, they want to come get some of that sunshine in the morning. That's what we did today, we went out from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and we got three snakes."

SINCE THE PROGRAM LAUNCHED LAST MARCH--

822 INVASIVE PYTHONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT OF THE EVERGLADES. Return to index of stories...


WX APP PUSH-wipe-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...


NEW RIGHT NOW-CLIP


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POLK CO MAN CALLS 911 ON HIMSELF-OC-NATSVO


HERE'S YOUR ONLY IN FLORIDA STORY FOR THE DAY.

POLK COUNTY DEPUTIES GOT A CALL NEW YEARS EVE FROM A MAN REPORTING A DRUNK DRIVER.

HIMSELF.

OPERATOR:What is it you're trying to report?

CALLER: Oh I was just drunk driving.

OPERATOR: you're drunk driving right now?

CALLER: Yeah

Operator: Can you pull over right now?

Caller: I'm actually right in front of the police department right now

HE WASN'T IN FRONT OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

THE DISPATCHER FINALLY GOT A DEPUTY TO HIS LOCATION.

HE TOLD DEPUTIES HE ONLY HAD TWO BEERS.

AND SWALLOWED A ROCK OF OF METH.

HE'S FACING HALF A DOZEN CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPICS-CLIP


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FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS-VO IN AUX, SS & VO IN


MONDAY MARKS *ONE MONTH AWAY FROM THE PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONIES.

YOU CAN ONLY WATCH IT RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2.

AND RIGHT NOW--

AMERICA'S BEST FIGURE SKATERS ARE COMPETING FOR A SPOT ON TEAM U-S-A!

NBCs JAY GRAY IS LIVE IN SANE JOSE RIGHT NOW SHOWING US THE BEST OF THE BEST. Return to index of stories...


VO FOR MAM-placeholder


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FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS-LIVE


THE COMPETITION CONTINUES INSIDE THE ARENA BEHIND ME.

TEAM USA HOPEFULS -- HOPING TO BECOME OLYMPIC HEROES. Return to index of stories...


FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS-PKG


nats nathan chen performance

HE IS CONSIDERED AMERICA'S BEST CHANCE AT FIGURE SKATING GOLD.

nats pop anncr during performance

AND LAST NIGHT. 18-YEAR-OLD NATHAN CHEN SHOWED WHY -- LANDING TWO QUAD JUMPS. AND DOMINATING THE MEN'S SHORT PROGRAM.

00;04;10;06 "I try to make sure that i'm in my zone every competition."

BUT THIS COMPETITION IS. DIFFERENT.

23;04;57;02 "Any us championship the crowd's amazing but being an olympic year people get even more amped up."

nats hip-hop

JIMMY MA MADE SURE THINGS WERE "AMPED UP".

BREAKING TRADITION AND SKATING TO HIP-HOP.

23 14 08 "I wanted to get the crowd going, do something different and something exciting."

nats pop women

EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING AROUND BRADIE TENNELL -- AFTER A RECORD-BREAKING SHORT PROGRAM. THE 19-YEAR-OLD IS IN POSITION TO BE ONE OF THE BREAKOUT STARS OF TEAM U-S-A.

SHE HOLDS A SLIM LEAD OVER MIRAI NAGASU. AND DEFENDING US CHAMPION KAREN CHEN.

OLYMPIC VETERAN ASHLEY WAGNER IS CURRENTLY IN FIFTH PLACE. AND IN DANGER OF BEING LEFT OFF THE TEAM.

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FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS-LIVE


THE WOMEN'S FREE PROGRAM IS TONIGHT -- THE COMPETITION CONTINUES THROUGH THE WEEKEND. AND BY SUNDAY NIGHT WE SHOULD KNOW WHICH SKATERS WILL MAKE THE TRIP TO SOUTH KOREA.

I'M JAY GRAY IN SAN JOSE, NOW BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS-OC


WE WILL BE REPORTING LIVE FROM PYEONGCHANG THROUGHOUT THE OLYMPICS AT SIX A-M AND SIX P-M. Return to index of stories...


AUSTRIA SKI LIFT VIDEO-VO IN SQBOX


NEW VIDEO FIRST AT FOUR--

OF TWO SKIERS *DANGLING FROM A SKI LIFT IN AUSTRIA.

THEY HAD A SERIOUS SNOW STORM WITH WINDS UP TO *EIGHTY MILES AN HOUR ON WEDNESDAY.

NOBODY WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


MISS AMERICA CLIP-OC-SOTVO


FOR THE FIRST TIME.A FORMER MISS AMERICA IS NOW HEADING UP THE PAGEANT.

AND WE'RE HEARING FROM HER FIRST AT FOUR.

"EVERYONE ON THE BOARD THE MAJORITY OF US ARE FORMER MISS AMERICAS AND I FIND THAT INCREDIBLY EMPOWERING WITH THE ME TOO MOVEMENT

FORMER FOX NEWS ANCHOR GRETCHEN CARLSON IS NOW BOARD CHAIR OF THE ORGANIZATION--

AFTER AN EMAIL LEAK REVEALED THE FORMER C-E-O AND SEVERAL BOARD MEMBERS WERE MAKING SEXIST COMMENTS ABOUT THE FORMER MISS AMERICAS.

AND SHE SAYS BIG CHANGES ARE ON THE WAY FOR THE MISS AMERICA PAGEANT. Return to index of stories...


MISS AMERICA CLIP-SOTVO


"PLEASE STAY TUNED BECAUSE I PLAN TO MAKE THIS ORGANIZATION 100 PERCENT ABOUT EMPOWERING WOMEN CHANGES ARE COMING, CHANGES ARE COMING

IN 2016, CARLSON ROCKED THE MEDIA WORLD WHEN SHE SUED FORMER FOX NEWS CHAIRMAN ROGER AILES FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

CARLSON'S SUIT LED TO AILES BEING PUSHED OUT, AND SHE LATER RECEIVED A SETTLEMENT. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OTS


FRUSTRATION -- IN SEVERAL STATES WITH POT-FRIENDLY LAWS ON THE BOOKS--

AFTER ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS RESCINDED OBAMA-ERA GUIDELINES *NOT TO GO AFTER STATES ALOWING POT.

ANDY ROSE IS SHOWING US WHAT STATE LAWMAKERS ARE SAYING. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA-PKG


ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS ON THURSDAY RESCINDED WHAT'S CALLED THE COLE MEMO.

ISSUED IN 20-13, IT GUIDED FEDERAL PROSECUTORS TO TAKE A HANDS-OFF APPROACH TO POT BUSINESSES IN STATES WHERE IT'S LEGAL.

FEDERAL PROSECUTORS NATIONWIDE NOW WILL DECIDE HOW TO ENFORCE FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS IN STATES WHERE ITS USE IS LEGAL.

THE REVERSAL CASTS A DARK CLOUD OVER A BOOMING INDUSTRY.

IT COMES AFTER RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA BECAME LEGAL IN CALIFORNIA ON NEW YEAR'S DAY.

CALIFORNIA IS NOW THE EIGHTH STATE -- PLUS THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA -- TO ALLOW RECREATIONAL POT SALES.

SOME LEADERS IN POT-FRIENDLY STATES ARE VOWING TO FIGHT.

FROM THE SENATE FLOOR:

Sen. Cory Gardner/ Colorado

"We believed in Colorado that states rights would be protected."

"I will be putting today a hold on every single nomination from the Department of Justice until Attorney General Jeff Sessions lives up to the commitment that he made to me."

FROM THE STATE LEVEL.

Cynthia Coffman/ Colorado Attorney General

"I believe We will continue as a state to exert our right as a sovereign state to control what happens at our borders with regard to marijuana regulation and enforcement."

AND THE CITY LEVEL.

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan/ Seattle

"We will not be bullied by the Trump administration or by the Department of Justice."

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THURSDAY'S MOVE IS JUST TO ENFORCE EXISTING FEDERAL LAWS.

Sarah Sanders/ White House Press Secretary

"The move that the Department of Justice has made.simply gives prosecutors the tools to take on large-scale distributors and enforce federal law."

I'M ANDY ROSE REPORTING. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OC


IN ADDITION TO THE EIGHT STATES AND D-C THAT ALLOW RECREATIONAL AS WELL AS MEDICAL POT SALES--

ANOTHER 22 STATES ALLOW ONLY MEDICAL MARIJUANA *INCLUDING FLORIDA.

AT 5-15--

WE'RE TALKING TO PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ABOUT THE FLIP FLOP. Return to index of stories...


TWINS TICKETS ON SALE-OTS


SPRING TRAINING SINGLE GAME TICKETS OFFICIALLY GO ON SALE FOR THE MINNESOTA TWINS THIS WEEKEND.

YOU CAN BUY THEM ONLINE--

OR AT THE HAMMOND STADIUM BOX OFFICE.

GATES FOR THE CENTURY LINK SPORTS COMPLEX OPEN AT SIX--

TICKETS GO ON SALE AT NINE.

THIS IS THE *LAST OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S SPRING TRAINING TEAMS TO GO ON SALE.

THE RED SOX PLAY AT JETBLUE PARK.

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TEASE FOUR-TRX


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A) NAPLES COMMUNITY-SOTTOPS


Risa standup tease

Dozens of seniors are taking refuge here at the Naples senior center from the cold temperatures and tonight at 6 , we'll tell you why a place like this is good for the under-served senior population. Return to index of stories...


B) COLD ORANGE GROVES-trxSOT


A night of near freezing temperatures could mean devastation for citrus farmers. Ahead at 5 why the cold is actually helping them Return to index of stories...


C) NO KIDS AT LEE HEALTH-OC


STRAIGHT AHEAD AT 4 - NO KIDS ALLOWED.

SEE THE REASON WHY LEE COUNTY'S LARGEST HOSPITAL GROUP IS NOW SPREADING THAT MESSAGE. Return to index of stories...


BREAK FOUR


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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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. 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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new right now-mo


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NO KIDS AT LEE HEALTH-2SH


LEE HEALTH IS *BANNING KIDS UNDER 12 FROM VISITING THE I-C-U.

IT'S AN EXTRA PRECAUTION TO KEEP PATIENTS SAFE--

AFTER A SPIKE IN FLU CASES. Return to index of stories...


NO KIDS AT LEE HEALTH-BOXES


NBC-2'S JOE PUTRELO IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM TO EXPLAIN WHY THEY'RE FOCUSING ON CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


NO KIDS AT LEE HEALTH-trx-NEWSROOM


DOCTORS AT LEE HEALTH AREN'T TAKING ANY CHANCES OF SPREADING THE FLU -- TO THEIR SICKEST PATIENTS. Return to index of stories...


NO KIDS AT LEE HEALTH-VO


A LEE HEALTH DOCTOR SAYS THE AMOUNT OF FLU CASES ARE CURRENTLY *THREE* TIMES WHAT THEY WERE AT THE HEIGHT OF FLU SEASON LAST YEAR.

SHE TELLS US LAST WEEK---LEE HEALTH ALONE WAS DEALING WITH MORE THAN 330 CASES --

SOME OF THE PATIENTS HAVE EVEN HAD TO GO TO THE I-C-U.

SHE AND OTHER DOCTORS WITH LEE HEALTH BELIEVE VISITORS AGE 12 AND UNDER COULD FURTHER JEOPARDIZE THE HEALTH OF THESE PATIENTS. Return to index of stories...


NO KIDS AT LEE HEALTH-SOT


Dr. Mary Beth Saunders/Lee Health

08:52:20-28

"It's a lot harder for children to be aware of themselves and not touching other surfaces or touching their nose and mouth."

WHEN NECESSARY---

LEE HEALTH WILL ALLOW COMPASSIONATE CARE VISITS FOR KIDS 12 AND UNDER.

DOCTOR SAUNDERS SAYS THERE IS NO TIME FRAME ON THE CHILD VISITATION RULE. Return to index of stories...


NO KIDS AT LEE HEALTH-NEWSROOM


DOCTOR SAUNDERS SAYS THE BEST WAY TO AVOID CATCHING THE FLU -- GET A FLU SHOT -- AND WASH YOUR HANDS.

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


BREAKOUT: FLU NUMBERS-OTS


LEE HEALTH HAS SEEN A BIG JUMP IN FLU CASES--

JUMPING FROM LESS THAN 200 CASES IN MID DECEMBER--

TO 330 LAST WEEK. Return to index of stories...


LETTERMAN NETFLIX SHOW-OC-VO


DAVID LETTERMAN'S NEW SHOW ON NETFLIX IS ROLLING OUT A STAR STUDDED GUEST LIST.

FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WILL BE THE FIRST GUEST.

IT WILL BE HIS FIRST TELEVISION TALK SHOW APPEARANCE SINCE LEAVING OFFICE.

LETTERMANS SHOW-- CALLED "MY NEXT GUEST NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION," LAUNCHES JANUARY 12TH.

IT'S AN HOUR-LONG, SIX-EPISODE SERIES WITH A NEW INSTALLMENT EACH MONTH.

NETFLIX SAYS THE FORMER LATE-SHOW HOST WILL DO BOTH STUDIO INTERVIEWS AND FIELD SEGMENTS.

OTHER HIGH PROFILE GUESTS INCLUDE TINA FEY, JAY-Z, AND GEORGE CLOONEY. Return to index of stories...


SERENA WILLIAMS PULLS OUT-OC-VO


SERENA WILLIAMS IS PULLING OUT OF THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN.

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HER FIRST DAY BACK AFTER HAVING A BABY JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO.

WILLIAMS SAYS SHE DOESN'T FEEL READY TO COMPETE AT THAT LEVEL YET. Return to index of stories...


A) NAPLES TRAFFIC-trxSOT


Should busy US41 near downtown Naples get shrunk down to 4 lanes of traffic instead of 6? Ahead at 5 we hear differing opinions. Return to index of stories...


B) EAGLE TAKES DOG-trx-SOTVO


"It's all frozen, hardly moving."

HOW A FAMILY'S DOG GOT SWEPT UP BY A HUNGRY EAGLE--

AND FOUND ALIVE MILES AWAY. Return to index of stories...


BREAK FIVE


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EAGLE TAKES DOG-ON CAM


A PENNSYLVANIA FAMILY IS COUNTING THEIR BLESSINGS--

AFTER THEIR DOG WAS SNATCHED UP BY AN EAGLE!

THEY FOUND THEIR PUP FOUR MILES AWAY-- SAFE!

JOY HOWE HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


EAGLE TAKES DOG-PKG


YOU COULD SAY THE NEWHARD'S ARE ANIMAL PEOPLE.

nats

THEY HAVE FOUR LITTLE DOGS WHO COMPLETE THEIR FAMILY.

BUT TUESDAY, THEY HAD COME TO TEARFUL TERMS, THAT THEIR FAMILY HAD LOST ONE.

Monica Newhard, Dog Owner: Never crossed my mind that that would ever happen.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON, THE DOGS WENT OUT INTO THE YARD TO PLAY, AS USUAL.

MONICA SAYS HER BROTHER WAS THE ONE WHO WAS HOME AND LET THEM OUT.

HE LOOKED UP AND SAW A MAJESTIC EAGLE CIRCLING - BUT THEN, IT SWOOPED DOWN.

IN A FLASH, LITTLE 8-POUND ZOEY WAS GONE, FLYING OUT OF SIGHT, CLUTCHED IN THE EAGLE'S TALONS.

THE FAMILY DESPERATELY BEGAN SEARCHING NEAR THE LEHIGH RIVER.

THEY SAY THE TEMPS WERE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS.

THE WATER HAD FROZEN, AND THEY REALIZED - THE EAGLE MUST'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVES FOR FOOD.

THEY PUT A PICTURE ON FACEBOOK, HOPING THEY'D AT LEAST GET THE BODY BACK, SO THEY COULD BURY HER.

Monica Newhard, Dog Owner: "Never were we looking or even thinking that our dog would be alive. It was dead."

MEANTIME.

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TWO HOURS LATER AND 4 MILES AWAY, CHRISTINA HARTMAN SPOTTED SOMETHING IN THE ROAD.

Christina Hartman, Found Lost Dog: "It's all frozen, hardly moving."

SHE TOOK ZOEY HOME, FED HER, REVIVED HER, AND KNEW SHE HAD A FAMILY SOMEWHERE.

SO SHE WENT ONLINE.

Christina Hartman, Found Lost Dog:

"The second thing I see is Monica, and her granddaughter and Zoey."

SHE DIDN'T KNOW THE PEOPLE, BUT SHE RECOGNIZED THE DOG INSTANTLY.

Christina Hartman, Found Lost Dog: "I said to my friend Cindy, 'omg, this is a miracle! There's a God!'"

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NOW REUNITED, EVERYONE INVOLVED IS STILL IN AWE OF THIS.

Monica Newhard, Dog Owner: "So many things had gone wrong, and they didn't."

Christina Hartman, Found Lost Dog: "Oh, it made me cry and Monica is such a nice lady."

THE NEWHARD FAMILY IS GRATEFULLY BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.ALL FOUR FUR BABIES.

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AND MAYBE A COUPLE EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS TO BOOT.

THEIR LITTLE MIRACLE ZOEY - VERY MUCH ALIVE, ALONG WITH A RENEWED FAITH IN THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS.

Monica Newhard, Dog Owner: "People are good, there is good in this world. and with everything going on in this world, you think no, there's not. And there really is." Return to index of stories...


EAGLE TAKES DOG-OC


JOY HOWE REPORTING.

ZOEY'S OWNER IS CONSIDERING BUYING SPECIAL VELCRO JACKETS MADE TO PROTECT SMALL ANIMALS FROM OVERHEAD PREY.

IF THEY'RE SNATCHED, THE VELCRO WILL QUICKLY TEAR AWAY, RELEASING THE PET BACK TO THE GROUND. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING MO-CLIP


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SELL THAT 5PM!


BREAKING NEWS.

A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DOCTOR ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING A PATIENT DURING A PROCEDURE.

WHERE HE PRACTICED--

AHEAD AT FIVE.

PLUS --

TEAM COVERAGE. TRACKING THE CONTINUED COLD FRONT.

HOW THE COLD IS AFFECTING BUSINESSES--

AND WHOSE GAINING FROM THE ARCTIC AIR.

AND --

YOU MIGHT SEE A LOT MORE TRAFFIC ON U-S 41.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY --

AND WHO WILL MIGHT LIKE IT. Return to index of stories...


a DOCTOR ARRESTED-SSTOPS


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b WEATHER COVERAGE-trxVOTOPS


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c NAPLES US 41-trxVOTOPS


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