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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS FGCU WHITE RACISM CLASS-KEY
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-MO CHARLOTTE CAR BREAK IN ARREST-SS,OC
MO BREAKING-MO SANIBEL BEACH ADVISORY-ZMMP
TOSS TO CRISTINA-BAM MO TRAFFIC-MO
DOCTOR SEXUAL ABUSE-LIVE McGREGOR BLVD WORK-VOTOPS
DOCTOR SEXUAL ABUSE-PKG CHICO'S 4th QUARTER OUTLOOK-VO
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backup-sot FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
DOCTOR SEXUAL ABUSE-LIVE WEATHER TOSS-TOSS
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IMMOKALEE THREE DEAD-SQBOX-SOTFULL COLD OPEN-SOTTOPS
IMMOKALEE THREE DEAD-VO IN TOUCH TOSS TO NESTOR-SQBOX
IMMOKALEE THREE DEAD-PKG LOCAL HOTEL SAYS NO LOCALS-CONTROL ROOM
COLLIER WATER SURVIVAL DEMO-NATSVO-BNR LOCAL HOTEL SAYS NO LOCALS-PKG
MO CAPE CORAL-MO LOCAL HOTEL SAYS NO LOCALS-CONTROL ROOM
CAPE ROAD RAGE-VO MO OLYMPICS-MO
CAPE ROAD RAGE-SOTVO FLORIDA OLYMPICS-VO
CAPE BANK ROBBERY-ZMMAP-SS-SS FLORIDA OLYMPICS-SOTVO
FORT MYERS SHOOTING-ZMMAPTOPS SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
FM MURDER ARREST-SS COLD OPEN SOT-SOTTOPS
SEXUAL BATTERY ON MINOR-SS CFB SOT-OCSOTWIPE
DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-VO SAMMY SIRIANNI VO-VOTOPSWIPE
RICARDO VAZQUEZ TRIAL-SS-OC DE'VONDRE CAMPBELL VO-VOTOPSWIPE
FISHERMAN STILL NOT FOUND-SS (2) TEDDY DUPAY VO-VOTOPSWIPE
DEPUTY BARDES VIEWING TODAY-SS-VO LCAC HOF FS-FSTOPS
FMB SHORT TERM RENTAL REGULATIONS-KEY OLYMPICS PKG-OCPKG
NEW STATE BILL ON RENTALS-VBOX TOPS SPORTS TOSS-OC
SANIBEL OFFSHORE DRILLING RESOLUTION-KEY-VO-KEY AHEAD AT 11 OPEN
TOSS TO DAVE-OC,BOXES TEASE: DRUNK AT OUTBACK-VO
ROONEY TODAY-NEWSROOM MORNING SHOW PROMO-SOTTOPS
ROONEY TODAY-VO NEWS ALERT MO-MO
ROONEY TODAY-SOT A IMMOKALEE THREE DEAD-VOTOPS
ROONEY TODAY-NEWSROOM B DOCTOR ARRESTED-SSTOPS
TRUMP BACK TO FLORIDA?-KEY C CAPE ROAD RAGE-VOTOPS
TZ1 A) 11PM: CAPE ILLEGAL DUMPING-VOTOPS TONIGHT'S FORECAST-WXGFX
TZ1 B) LOCAL HOTEL SAYS NO LOCALS-SOTVO CLOSE-4SHOT
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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


HL TRX NEW

DESPERATE 9-1-1 CALLS.

:They went inside the swamp.:35

1:05

I believe there's a lady in the car

WITNESSES BEG FOR HELP AFTER A MOTHER AND TWO YOUNG CHILDREN CRASHED INTO A POND-

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PLUS-

FOR THE FIRST TIME-

WE'RE SEEING THE ACCUSATIONS-

AGAINST A DOCTOR-

ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A PATIENT.

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06:35:30 "We're good people in Lee County. What do they have against us?":34

AND-

WHY A LEE COUNTY HOTEL-

IS BANNING LEE COUNTY RESIDENTS. Return to index of stories...


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NBC2 WITH BREAKING NEWS

WE JUST GOT THE WARRANT FOR A LEE COUNTY DOCTOR-

ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING PATIENTS-

DURING A PROCEDURE.

THE NEW INFORMATION WE'RE LEARNING IS SICKENING.

HE WAS ACTUALLY CAUGHT BY A NURSE.

ALSO AS NBC2'S CRISTINA MENDEZ SHOWS US-

HE'S NOW OUT ON BOND-

AND HE *STILL HAS HIS MEDICAL LICENSE. Return to index of stories...


DOCTOR SEXUAL ABUSE-LIVE


A NURSE WHO WAS IN THE ROOM WITH DR CHOUDHURY DURING A COLONOSCOPY HERE AT RIVERWALK ENDOSCOPY—

SAYS SHE WITNESSED HIM INSERT HIS FINGERS INTO TWO DIFFERENT PATIENT'S VAGINAS WHILE THEY WERE UNCONSCIOUS.

BUT NBC2 IS UNCOVERING THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME THE DOCTOR IS ACCUSED OF THIS BEHAVIOR. Return to index of stories...


DOCTOR SEXUAL ABUSE-PKG


SEVERAL WITNESSES SAY DR ASIF CHOUDHURY PERFORMED SEXUAL ACTS DURING A COLONOSCOPY.

BELIEVING THIS TO BE INAPPROPRIATE—

SUPERVISORS AT LEE HEALTH WERE NOTIFIED.

5-YEARS AGO—

DIFFERENT WITNESSES SAY A SIMILIAR SITUATION HAPPENED TO MORE THAN A DOZEN PATIENTS.

BUT THERE ARE NO DOCUMENTS ABOUT THOSE INCIDENTS—

AFTER THE WITNESS SAYS SUPERVISORS WERE NOTIFIED.

CHOUDHURY IS DENYING THESE ALLEGATIONS—

AND SAYS WHAT THE WITNESSES SAW WAS A MISUNDERSTANDING.

HE TOLD DETECTIVES HE IS USING HIS KNUCKLE TO APPLY PRESSURE TO THE PERANIUM—

THE PART OF THE BODY BETWEEN THE RECTUM AND VAGINA—

TO HELP MOVE THE SCOPE.

CHOUDHURY WAS UNABLE TO PROVIDE ANY MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION PROVING THIS METHOD HELPS GUIDE THE SCOPE.

PATIENTS OF CHOUDHURY ARE LEFT IN SHOCK LEARNING OF THESE ALLEGATIONS.

Miriam, Patient

16:18:14 I've been to Dr. Choudhury many times and he's been nothing but professional with me

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DOCTOR SEXUAL ABUSE-LIVE


CHOUDHURY IS NOT ALLOWED TO PERFORM ANY COLONOSCOPIES—

AND CANNOT PRACTICE AT ANY LEE HEALTH FACILITIES.

TODAY—

BOTH OF HIS PRIVATE PRACTICES WERE CLOSED.

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


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IMMOKALEE THREE DEAD-SQBOX-SOTFULL


TRAGEDY IN IMMOKALEE

TONIGHT WE ARE HEARING THE DESPERATE 9-1-1 CALLS-

MOMENTS AFTER A MOTHER AND HER TWO KIDS-

CRASHED INTO A POND AND DIED.

1:14

She's yelling help help help help. Oh my god.

3:59

No they are just yelling. Yelling for help. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE THREE DEAD-VO IN TOUCH


THE VIDEO OF THE SCENE IS JUST

HEART WRENCHING-

FAMILY AND FRIENDS REACTING TO THE TRAGEDY.

THE CHILDREN-

JUST THREE AND FIVE YEARS OLD.

NBC2'S RISA MORRIS WENT BACK TO THE CRASH SITE TODAY-

TO LEARN WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE THREE DEAD-PKG


TRAGEDY STRIKES IMMOKALEE.

27 YEAR OLD SHATORIA BROWN.

AND 2 OF HER 5 CHILDREN DIE SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER THEIR CAR ENDED UP IN A POND.

OUR SKY2 DRONE SHOWS YOU WHERE IT ALL HAPPENED.

RUDY

46:57

To hear that they drowned it was a big shocker. It's not anything that anyone would expect to wake up to. 47:06

RUDY MARTINEZ AND HIS WIFE SYLVIA OWN RUDY'S BBQ AND CATERING.

THEY LIVE RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO BROWN'S FAMILY.

NOW-- THEY ARE PLANNING TO USE THEIR LOCAL BUSINESS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE FAMILY. BY SELLING PLATES OF THEIR BBQ THIS FRIDAY.

49:20

In times of need, we are all we have and this is why I love to do what I do here.:30

TAKE BRIDGE: Troopers say the mother and her two children were driving down this road when the car didn't stop and ended up in this pond.

TROOPERS ARE STILL INVESTIGATING EXACTLY HOW THE FAMILY COULD'VE ENDED UP IN THE WATER.

RUDY

47:11

People make up their own stories and to me, I don't want to make an opinion to anything so leave it at that.:20

NBC-2 WAS THERE AS FAMILY AND FRIENDS VISITED THE CRASH SCENE ON SUNDAY.

VISIBLY EMOTIONAL

NOW-- EVERYONE IS LEFT PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER.

SYLVIA

47:30

I'm sure that her family didn't realize or think that something like that could've happened to her having seen her as recently as that same night.:39

IN IMMOKALEE, RM NBC2. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER WATER SURVIVAL DEMO-NATSVO-BNR


TODAY THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE POSTED A VIDEO ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE-

SHOWING YOU HOW TO ESCAPE A CAR-

THAT'S CRASHED INTO THE WATER.

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FOUR STEPS YOU NEED TO KNOW.

TAKE OFF YOUR SEATBELT.

BREAK OR ROLL DOWN THE WINDOW-

GRAB YOUR CHILDREN-

AND GET OUT.

YOU CAN WATCH THE FULL VIDEO BY GOING TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


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CAPE ROAD RAGE-VO


FROM OUR CAPE CORAL NEWS TEAM-

DRIVERS LIVES AT RISK-

IN A WILD CASE OF ROAD RAGE.

POLICE ARRESTED 71-YEAR-OLD WAYNE MILLE FOR DRIVING AGGRESSIVELY ON CHIQUITA BOULEVARD ON SATURDAY-

CURSING AT OTHER DRIVERS-

EVEN RUNNING SOME CARS OFF THE ROAD. Return to index of stories...


CAPE ROAD RAGE-SOTVO


TIM SUPKO / CAPE CORAL

48:10 - 48:23

"It's just amazing that people just. they don't care anymore. They're too quick to jump off the handle, and its just ridiculous. And then the way they treat the police officers these days, its just so disrespectful."

HE THEN CRASHED INTO A LIGHT POLE-

WITNESSES SAY HE EVEN CHARGED AT FIREFIGHTERS-

FORCING OFFICERS TO RESTRAIN HIM.

OFFICERS SAY HE WAS DRUNK. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BANK ROBBERY-ZMMAP-SS-SS


ALSO IN CAPE CORAL-

A BANK ROBBERY AT "BANK OF THE OZARKS" OFF HANCOCK BRIDGE PARKWAY-

TAKE A GOOD LOOK-

POLICE SAY THIS MAN TOLD THE CLERK HE HAD A WEAPON.

GOT THE CASH AND TOOK OFF.

NO ONE WAS HURT-

POLICE SAY THE THEIVE HAD STUFFED COTTON BALLS OR GAUZE IN HIS MOUTH. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS SHOOTING-ZMMAPTOPS


TWO PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SHOT OUTSIDE A FORT MYERS APARTMENT COMPLEX.

IT HAPPENED THIS MORNING NEAR MAPLE AVENUE AND ROYAL PALM AVENUE.

SO FAR-

NO ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


FM MURDER ARREST-SS


FORT MYERS POLICE DID MAKE AN ARREST TODAY FOR A MURDER THAT HAPPENED BACK IN AUGUST.

THEY SAY FRANK BROWN JR KILLED THEODORE BELL.

BELL WAS FOUND SHOT TO DEATH IN A CAR ON SOUTH STREET. Return to index of stories...


SEXUAL BATTERY ON MINOR-SS


DEPUTIES IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY HAVE ARRESTED A MAN-

ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A GIRL-

YOUNGER THAN 12.

DEPUTIES SAY JONATHAN MADDAGE FORCED A GIRL-

TO PERFORM SEX ACTS ON HIM FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.

HE'S NOW FACING SEVERAL CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


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NEW TODAY-

WE NOW KNOW THE NAME OF THE MAN SHOT AND KILLED BY LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES.

58 YEAR OLD GUILLERMO MENDOZA WAS SHOT SATURDAY NIGHT-

AFTER DEPUTIES SAY HE POINTED A GUN AT THEM.

IT HAPPENED AFTER DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO A HOME IN SAN CARLOS PARK FOR A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE.

NO DEPUTIES WERE HURT. Return to index of stories...


RICARDO VAZQUEZ TRIAL-SS-OC


THE TRIAL BEGAN TODAY FOR A FORMER NAPLES POLICE OFFICER-

ACCUSED OF MOLESTING TWO TEENAGE GIRLS.

RICARDO VAZQUEZ WAS ARRESTED IN MARCH-

AFTER TWO 16-YEAR-OLDS TOLD A RELATIVE ABOUT THE ABUSE.

THEY SAY IT HAD BEEN HAPPENING FOR MONTHS.

HIS TRIAL IS EXPECTED TO LAST THREE DAYS. Return to index of stories...


FISHERMAN STILL NOT FOUND-SS (2)


A FISHERMEN WHO FELL OUT OF A BOAT IN ROUGH WATER ON LAKE OKEECHOBEE IS STILL MISSING.

NIK KAYLER FROM APOPKA HASN'T BEEN SEEN SINCE THURSDAY.

THE OTHER MAN ON THE BOAT WAS ABLE TO MAKE IT BACK TO SHORE-

BUT WAS SUFFERING FROM HYPOTHERMIA.

F-W-C IS STILL SEARCHING FOR KAYLER. Return to index of stories...


DEPUTY BARDES VIEWING TODAY-SS-VO


A PUBLIC VIEWING IS BEING HELD RIGHT NOW FOR A LEE COUNTY DEPUTY WHO PASSED AWAY.

DEAN BARDES DIED LAST WEEK-

WE ARE ARE STILL WORKING TO LEARN WHAT CAUSED HIS DEATH.

THE VIEWING GOES UNTIL EIGHT TONIGHT AT CAPE CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

HIS FUNERAL IS TOMORROW.

YOU MAY REMEMBER HIM AS THE DEPUTY-

ATTACKED IN NOVEMBER OF 2016 ON I-75.

HE WAS HELD ON THE GROUND-

UNTIL A GOOD SAMARITAN SHOT AND KILLED HIS ATTACKER. Return to index of stories...


FMB SHORT TERM RENTAL REGULATIONS-KEY


IN A SURPRISE MOVE-

TODAY-

THE TOWN OF FORT MYERS BEACH DECIDED *NOT TO DISCUSS PLANNED CHANGES FOR HOW SHORT TERM RENTALS ARE REGULATED.

SOME OF THOSE REGULATIONS WOULD HAVE SET LIMITS ON HOW LONG PEOPLE CAN RENT PROPERTIES.

THE TOWN SAYS THEY'RE PUSHING THE DISCUSSION BACK-

BECAUSE NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT THE PROPOSED CHANGES. Return to index of stories...


NEW STATE BILL ON RENTALS-VBOX TOPS


TOMORROW THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION WILL BEGIN IN TALLAHASSEE.

ONE OF THE BILLS UP FOR DISCUSSION WOULD PREVENT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM REGULATING VACATION RENTALS-

LEAVING IT UP TO THE STATE.

COUNT ON NBC2 TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL OFFSHORE DRILLING RESOLUTION-KEY-VO-KEY


THE CITY OF SANIBEL IS SAYING NO-

TO OFF SHORE OIL DRILLING.

TODAY THE CITY PASSED A RESOLUTION-

SAYING THEY STRONGLY OPPOSE NEW PLANS BY THE TRUMP ADMINSTRATION-

TO EXPAND OIL DRILLING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO-

POSSIBLY OFF THE COAST OF FLORIDA.

THEY FEAR IT COULD HURT TOURISM.

ALREADY SENATORS BILL NELSON, MARCO RUBIO, AND GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT HAVE SPOKEN OUT AGAINST THE PLAN. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO DAVE-OC,BOXES


JOINING THEM IN THEIR CALLS FOR NO OFFSHORE DRILLING-

IS CONGRESSMAN FRANCIS ROONEY.

NBC-2s DAVE ELIAS HAS MORE ON WHY THE CONGRESSMAN FEARS OIL DRILLING COULD HARM NATIONAL SECURITY. Return to index of stories...


ROONEY TODAY-NEWSROOM


THE CONGRESSMAN POINTS OUT THE GULF OF MEXICO IS THE MILITARY'S LARGEST TRAINING GROUND IN THE WORLD.

HE SAYS FOR THAT REASON THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT IS ALSO AGAINST DRILLING IN THE GULF. Return to index of stories...


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RIGHT NOW THERE IS A MORATORIUM THAT FORBIDS DRILLING.

IT IS SET TO EXPIRE IN 2022--

UNLESS CONGRESS EXTENDS IT.

BOTH CONGRESSMAN ROONEY AND GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SAY LIFTING IT WILL DESTROY THE STATES ECONOMY. Return to index of stories...


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Rep. Francis Rooney/ District 19 / 03:05:39 The worst thing to me is if they extend drilling east-- you're going to see an infrastructure build up of supply vessels, barges, helicopters, tank farms. I just don't think that is compatible with residential and tourist development. 03:05:55 Return to index of stories...


ROONEY TODAY-NEWSROOM


CONGRESSMAN ROONEY SAYS HIS BIGGEST FEAR IS AN OIL SPILL.

RECALLING THE 2010 BP SPILL THAT KILLED 11 AND LEAKED MORE THAN 3 MILLION GALLONS OF OIL INTO THE GULF.

GOVERNOR SCOTT SAYS LIFTING THE BAN IS AN ASSALUT ON THE STATES ECONOMY.

HE WANTS A MEETING WITH THE ADMINSITRATION.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM DAVE ELIAS NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


TRUMP BACK TO FLORIDA?-KEY


PRESIDENT TRUMP COULD BE COMING BACK TO FLORIDA THIS WEEKEND.

THE F-A-A IS RESTRICTING AIRSPACE AROUND HIS MAR-A-LAGO RESORT-

FROM FRIDAY UNTIL MONDAY.

THE F-A-A SAYS THIS IS BECAUSE A V-I-P WILL BE IN THE AREA.

COUNT ON NBC2 TO KEEP YOU UPDATED. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) 11PM: CAPE ILLEGAL DUMPING-VOTOPS


ALL NEW, TONIGHT AT 11--- ILLEGAL DUMPING IN CAPE CORAL. IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.

A MAN CAUGHT UNLOADING CONCRETE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.

NBC-2 IS DIGGING FOR ANSWERS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 B) LOCAL HOTEL SAYS NO LOCALS-SOTVO


Bob Buhler

Lee County Resident

06:37:51 "It made you feel like a second class citizen

AND NEXT AT SIX-

WHY A LEE COUNTY HOTEL-

IS *BANNING LEE COUNTY RESIDENTS. Return to index of stories...


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FGCU WHITE RACISM CLASS-KEY


NEW AT SIX-

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY WILL HAVE 2 POLICE OFFICERS IN THE CLASSROOM TOMORROW-

AS A WHITE RACISM CLASS MEETS FOR THE FIRST TIME.

THE CLASS PROFESSOR GAVE THAT INFORMATION TO OUR NEWS GATHERING PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS.

THE PROFESSOR SAYS HIS CLASS IS ABOUT CHALLENGING WHITE RACIAL DOMINATION--

AND FUELING THE CONVERSATION ABOUT RACIAL TENSION IN AMERICA. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE CAR BREAK IN ARREST-SS,OC


ALSO NEW AT SIX-

THANKS TO A POLICE K-9-

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES HAVE ARRESTED A MAN FOR A STRING OF CAR BREAK-INS.

DILLON LESLIE IS ACCUSED OF BREAKING INTO THE CARS SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE LION TERRACE NEIGHBORHOOD OF PORT CHARLOTTE-

ALONG CLERMONT STREET.

HE WAS CAUGHT AFTER A POLICE K-9 FOLLOWED HIS SCENE FROM A CRIME SCENE.

THEY FOUND HIM HIDING IN AN S-U-V THAT WASN'T HIS. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL BEACH ADVISORY-ZMMP


TOMORROW WE WILL LEARN IF IT'S ONCE AGAIN SAFE TO SWIM AT SANIBEL'S TARPON BAY BEACH.

A HIGH BACTERIA WARNING HAS BEEN IN PLACE SINCE FRIDAY.

WE ARE EXPECTING NEW TEST RESULTS TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


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McGREGOR BLVD WORK-VOTOPS


AN NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT.

PAVING WORK WILL BEGIN IN ABOUT AN HOUR ON A SECTION OF MCGREGOR BLVD IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

CREWS ARE WORKING BETWEEN COLONIAL BLVD AND SUNBURY DRIVE.

EXPECT MCGREGOR TO BE DOWN TO ONE LANE, BOTH WAYS.

THE ENTIRE MCGREGOR PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETE BY THE 19TH. Return to index of stories...


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FORT MYERS BASED CHICO'S IS RELEASING A NEW-

IMPROVED OUTLOOK FOR IT'S FOURTH QUARTER.

THEY'RE NOW FORECASTING A FIVE TO SEVEN PERCENT DROP IN SALES FROM THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR.

ALSO-

WITH THE NEW REPUBLICAN TAX PLAN-

THEY ANTICIPATE THEIR TAX RATE WILL DROP FROM 38 PERCENT-

TO 27 PERCENT.

THE COMPANY HAS BEEN PLAGUED WITH LAYOFFS AND DECLINING SALES OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES ELECTION LAST DAY TO REGISTER-KEY-BNR


TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR THE CITY OF NAPLES ELECTION.

THE ELECTION IS FEBRUARY SIXTH.

YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE-

WE HAVE A LINK TO THAT ON OUR WEBSITE--

NBC-2.COM.

CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER TOSS-TOSS


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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.

Forecast: Cloudy tonight with a few showers tomorrow

Now in the wake of last week's chilly cold snap, Southwest Florida is in a new weather pattern that thankfully will include warmer temperatures. The down side with the pattern switch is that we'll have to deal with more clouds, and on Tuesday at least a few isolated showers.

In the meantime for tonight, sky conditions will remain cloudy with temperatures forecast to drop into the low 60s in Lee and Collier Counties. An overnight low of 62 is forecast in Fort Myers and Estero, with 63 degrees by sunrise Tuesday morning in Naples and Golden Gate.

Our coolest communities overnight tonight will be north of the Caloosahatchee River. That's where spots like Punta Gorda, Arcadia and Moore Haven will begin the day tomorrow with highs between 58 and 59 degrees.

Toward the start of the day on Tuesday we'll have to include the chance for some patchy areas of fog developing in the morning, especially in parts of Charlotte, inland Lee, inland Collier, DeSoto, Hendry and Glades Counties. Though the fog isn't expected to be terribly dense, it would more thank likely pop up around the morning commute times, so a heads up on that weather front.

What's impacting our weather on Tuesday is a broad area of low pressure that is over the northern Gulf of Mexico. This will continue to keep a fair supply of clouds in our weather forecast, and usher in the chance for some showers as well. Rain totals on Tuesday are not expected to exceed.25", meaning overall low rain amounts can be expected in areas that do see any showers.

On Wednesday and Thursday, rain chances should trend downward as temperatures peak above the norm for early January. Afternoon highs on both days should top out near 80 degrees.

Boating Forecast

Southeast winds are expected on Tuesday around 10 knots during the afternoon hours. Though there are no advisories posted in the Gulf from the National Weather Service, boaters should keep in mind some rain will be over the water on Tuesday as a low pressure system swirls off Florida's west coast. Open seas are expected to peak around 2 feet with inland waters and Gulf bays at a light chop. Return to index of stories...


COLD OPEN-SOTTOPS


Bob Buhler

Lee County Resident

06:36:20 "They're making people from Lee County feel like we're low lives. I don't know, we're good people.":25 Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO NESTOR-SQBOX


VISITORS WELCOME--BUT LOCALS NOT ALLOWED.

IT MAY SEEM OUTRAGEOUS BUT IT IS THE CONTROVERSIAL HOTEL POLICY AT THE BEST WESTERN FORT MYERS WATERFRONT.

A VIEWER TOLD US ABOUT BEING TURNED AWAY FROM THE HOTEL ACORSS THE CALOOSAHATCHEE FROM DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

NBC2'S NESTOR MONTOYA FOUND OUT WHY THE HOTEL OPERATORS SAYS THEY ARE GOING TO KEEP THE POLICY IN PLACE. Return to index of stories...


LOCAL HOTEL SAYS NO LOCALS-CONTROL ROOM


IMAGINE LOOKING FORWARD TO A "STAYCATION"-- PAYING FOR YOUR HOTEL ROOM -- MAKING WEEKEND PLANS -- ONLY TO BE TOLD YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO STAY THERE BECAUSE OF WHERE YOU LIVE.

IT'S A CONFUSING POLICY -- THAT'S ACTUALLY THE NORM FOR A LEE COUNTY HOTEL. Return to index of stories...


LOCAL HOTEL SAYS NO LOCALS-PKG


VACANCY FOR VISITORS--

BUT IF YOU'RE A LOCAL-- YOU CAN'T STAY AT THE BEST WESTERN WATERFRONT IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

BOB BUHLER JUST LEARNED THAT THE HARD WAY.

06:37:51 "It made you feel like a second class citizen. Like you're not even part of the community.

HE BOOKED A ROOM FOR HIM AND HIS WIFE ON A THIRD PARTY WEBSITE-- BUT NEVER EXPECTED TO BE TURNED AWAY DURING CHECK-IN.

06:34:02 "So I gave her the driver's license and she says 'Oh, you can't stay here. You're a Lee County resident.":09

ACCORDING TO THE HOTEL'S WEBSITE ONLY PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE LEE COUNTY AREA CAN BOOK A RESERVATION.

THE POLICY IS ALLOWED SINCE THE BEST WESTERN WATERFRONT IS PRIVATELY OWNED BY CARROLL PROPERTIES.

06:52:46 "Privately owned hotels can certainly make their policies that are going to accommodate their goods and needs. They have a variety of reasons for implementing different kinds of policies. It could be for safety of their guests or employees or things like that.":58

CARROLL PROPERTIES PURCHASED THE HOTEL IN 2000.

THE OWNER TELLS US THE CLIENTELE AND AREA WERE UNDESIRABLE BEFORE-- AND THEIR POLICY WAS PUT IN PLACE TO CREATE AN ATTRACTIVE PLACE FOR FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES.

BUT PEOPLE LIKE BOB STILL THINK THE POLICY HAS BECOME OUTDATED.

06:40:22 "I think they should just change their policy. Welcome Lee County, we're welcoming to you. We want to spend our money. I don't see why you wouldn't want to take it. It's not fair. It's discrimination.":34 Return to index of stories...


LOCAL HOTEL SAYS NO LOCALS-CONTROL ROOM


NOW THE HOTEL OWNERS TOLD US THEY DO MAKE CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO LOCAL STAYING--

THEY WORKED WITH FEMA AND THE RED CROSS AFTER HURRICANE IRMA.

BUT AS FAR AS CHANGING THE POLICY, THERE ARE NO PLANS IN THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE.

IN THE CONTROL ROOM, NESTOR MONTOYA NBC2. Return to index of stories...


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FLORIDA OLYMPICS-VO


YOU ARE EXACTLY ONE MONTH AWAY-

FROM OPENING CEREMONIES FOR THE 2018-

PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPICS.

ONE OF THE SPEED SKATERS COMPETING IS FROM FLORIDA --

ERIN JACKSON IS AN OCALA NATIVE-

A LIFELONG INLINE SKATING STAR - NOW SHINING ON THE ICE.

AND GET THIS-

SHE'S ONLY BEEN ICE SKATING FOR 4 MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA OLYMPICS-SOTVO


Erin Jackson, Ocala Native/USA Olympic Speed Skater:

"I know I've been improving quickly, but I never would have expected this. It's pretty cool."

I think I haven't really processed it yet. So it's just really crazy."

REMEMBER-

YOU CAN WATCH Erin AND ALL THE OLYMPIC ACTION RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2.

YOUR HOME OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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COLD OPEN SOT-SOTTOPS


"We're expecting an exciting football game Monday night. Our players are just enthused, excited to be in this opportunity, and we're gonna make the most of it." Return to index of stories...


CFB SOT-OCSOTWIPE


IT SHOULD BE A GREAT GAME, AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE A DOG IN THE FIGHT, WELL, THERE IS A DOG IN THE FIGHT FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

FORMER SOUTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL STAR DALLAS CRAWFORD IS AN OFFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL ASSISTANT FOR THE BULLDOGS.

HIS GEORGIA SQUAD IS A FOUR-POINT UNDERDOG AGAINST ALABAMA IN TONIGHT'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.

"They've got tremendous athletes, tremendous speed, and they've had some injuries to deal with. They've overcome those and created some depth, but the biggest concern for us will be the size of the offensive and defensive lines and the physicality of those guys."

"Two teams that are fairly evenly matched and two teams that run the ball, don't turn the ball over, play good field position, be good on special teams, so it's going to be the errors and execution, alright, that have a critical effect on the outcome of the game." Return to index of stories...


SAMMY SIRIANNI VO-VOTOPSWIPE


SAMMY SIRIANNI KNOWS ALL ABOUT BIG GAMES.

THE FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL HEAD FOOTBALL COACH IS ONE SEVEN INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED TODAY FOR THE LEE COUNTY ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HALL OF FAME.

ONLY SIRIANNI'S FATHER HAS WON MORE GAMES WITH THE GREEN WAVE. Return to index of stories...


DE'VONDRE CAMPBELL VO-VOTOPSWIPE


DE'VONDRE CAMPBELL WILL ALSO BE INDUCTED THIS APRIL.

THE FORMER CYPRESS LAKE STAR IS NOW A STARTING LINEBACKER FOR THE ATLANTA FALCONS.

AS A ROOKIE, CAMPBELL HELPED THEM GET ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPER BOWL. Return to index of stories...


TEDDY DUPAY VO-VOTOPSWIPE


HOW WAS TEDDY DUPAY NOT ALREADY IN THIS HALL?

THE FORMER MARINER HIGH BASKETBALL STAR IS THE STATE'S ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER, AND HELPED THE GATORS GET TO THE FINAL FOUR. Return to index of stories...


LCAC HOF FS-FSTOPS


ESTERO'S MOLLY DUBRASKY, ISLAND COAST'S AARON LYNCH, RIVERDALE'S KRISTOPHER HAYWARD, AND MARINER'S JOE ROLES, JUNIOR WILL ALSO JOIN THE LEE COUNTY ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HALL OF FAME IN APRIL. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPICS PKG-OCPKG


N-B-C'S COVERAGE OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS STARTS ONE MONTH FROM TODAY.

YOU ARE GOING TO SEE SOME OF THE MOST TALENTED ATHLETES IN THE WORLD.

AS FOR THEIR SKILLS OUTSIDE OF THEIR CHOSEN SPORT?

WELL, YOU BE THE JUDGE.

Announcer: Morgan Schild of the United States, oh sent it off the bottom jump!

Morgan Schild: That's essentially the only other talent that I have.

Announcer: Devin Logan with a terrific run.

Devin Logan: I can do a seagull call.

Announcer: Ashley Wagner.

Announcer: She's on fire.

Ashley Wagner: I speak jibberish.

Announcer: Simeon Hamilton, a win for the US.

Simi Hamilton: I love knots. I think my favorite knot is the one handed clove hitch. There we go, there it is. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-OC


CAN'T WAIT TO WATCH.

AND THAT'S SPORTS. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN


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TEASE: DRUNK AT OUTBACK-VO


TONIGHT AT 11-- WHY THIS GUY IS NEVER ALLOWED BACK AT THE OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE IN NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


MORNING SHOW PROMO-SOTTOPS


an early look --

at your soon-to-be favorite device.

i'm clay miller.

and i'm rachel pierce.

tuesday on nbc2 news today --

the consumer electronics show --

putting the spotlight on smart devices.

and be sure to join us starting at four-30 am -

right after early today --

for all of your latest breaking news --

weather and traffic alerts.

and be sure to join us starting at four-30 am -

right after early today --

for all of your latest breaking news --

weather and traffic alerts. Return to index of stories...


NEWS ALERT MO-MO


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A IMMOKALEE THREE DEAD-VOTOPS


NBC2 WITH A CHECK BACK OF YOUR TOP STORIES.

A MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN-

THREE AND FIVE YEARS OLD-

ARE DEAD AFTER THEIR CAR CRASHED INTO A POND SATURDAY NIGHT IN IMMOKALEE.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


B DOCTOR ARRESTED-SSTOPS


A LEE COUNTY DOCTOR ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A PATIENT.

IS OUT ON BOND.

DOCTOR ASIF CHUD-RY *STILL HAS HIS MEDICAL LICENSE.

ONE OF HIS NURSES SPOKE UP AFTER WITNESSES THE ASSAULT DURING A PROCEDURE AT HEALTHPARK HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


C CAPE ROAD RAGE-VOTOPS


IN CAPE CORAL-

DRIVERS LIVES WERE PUT AT RISK-

IN AN APPARENT CASE OF ROAD RAGE.

WAYNE MILLER IS ACCUSED OF DRIVING AGGRESSIVELY ON CHIQUITA BOULEVARD ON SATURDAY-

RUNNING CARS OFF THE ROAD-

before CRASHING.

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TONIGHT'S FORECAST-WXGFX


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CLOSE-4SHOT


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